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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 16, 1944
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TAOtfOBB tOi PLTTBIVILIJIOOUKIU JUKI m Occam nwi bo. • H. W. BAima, PubiUtMt UlTOBti r. NORRIB, Bdtfer A. OATCffi, AdmtMnt . BoM Kktioul AflTtrttalnf Kullac* witaer Ob, «MW Tack, Brcar AftenooB Xxw* (Mote? M Mocmd cliM nurttw •» tfa* port- •ffloe «i Blythevlll*, Arbtttw, VMM Mt erf <*•' i —, October I, 1H7. 0«rr«d by tin By carrier In the city of *•<*, or Mo per mooicu B? mall, within » rwHw e( «• mllo, *4 M MT mi. ttJM tor Ux month*, ll.OO for tfcr** mo«tbi- «7 •*& OUUW* (0 mil* IOC* «U.OO P*t IM* pcymble In advance. Calling All Hands When the Bureau of Selective Service calls 011 Draft Boards not to accept men engaged in a specific ocupation that pcupalion must be considered as critical to the national safety. The Ru- reau does say this, now, of men in the Merchant Marine. It says, in its precise way, in a recent• bulletin: A •shortage' of licensed personnel and certificated seamen has exisl- , ed for some time, This'shortage, hns been . true of virtually, all classes of mariners. Naval warfare „ makes this shortage particularly grave. Service in the Merchant Marine, -.'; considering its importance io the • war effort and the hazards in; volved is so closely allied to service ' in the Armed Forces that .men found by the local Board to ho ac;' lively engaged at sea may well be considered as engaged in the active defense of their country. ^ The Merchant Marine needs mates, : engineers, able-bodied seamen, radio ; telegraphers, firemen, oilers and wntcr- ; tenders, cooks and bakers, with set experience- It needs qualified specialists even withont.sea experience. Ships have been held in port for lack of a single man—a. mate, engineer, or radio operator. Yet this civilian sea service has its attractions for many men who are not ; temperamentally or otherwise suited to the enlisted services. It offers good pay, chance of promotion, free insur- a'ncevup to §5,000, good working condi- , . lions, medical care when needed, roerea- tion and good lodging ashore. It even • offers pay while waiting assignment to a ship. All this without any obligation except to perform duty faithfully during one. voyage. ' , ;.,, Some danger is offered, too, for . this is front-line service. But will a lit•; "tie danger, in seas now largely swept •;,clean of enemy submarines, hold back the 43,000 seamen and specialists who will be needed during the next twelve • months? One doesn't believe so, if every qualified man realizes the opportunities that await,him and his country's des. need. George Tweed For a peacetime Navy man, George Tweed lived a pretty comfortable life. He had a house to live in on Guam. His. wife and children had been with him for more than two years. Then war threatened and he sent his family back to the States. After that the Japs came. And in a few hours, George Tweed's lift underwent a. fantastic transformation from civilization to savagery. ^ For two and a half years George Tweed, a civilized man past -10, accustomed to comfort, drank- rainwater and ate what he could forage at night. He slept under trees or in caves. In all that time hs was constantly on the move, outrunning mid outguessing his pursuers, hiding when he could, never staying long in one place. For George Tweed was the lust of the Gunm g.irrison. All the others were killed or captured. Tweed became a challenge and embarrassment to the Japs. They put a price on his head. They hunted him in packs. One hundred days went by—-two hundred, five hundred, eight hundred. Days of watching and listening, of hiding, fleeing, resting: when lie could, hunting food at night. Finally, to save face, the Japs declared George Tweed officially dead last April ' The world roared away from George Tweed on Dec. 11, 1941. All that remained for him was the fight to exist and to win his private war with the Japs. lie knew of the Pear) Harbor disaster. He had seen the Japs overrun the pitifully small garrison on Guam. For all he knew, they might have kept right on to the American mainland. Hut he never doubted that the Americans would come hack to Guam. It would be a very good idea of all of us would remember George Tweed- ICvcn though this advice may .sound a little trite or Sunday schoolish, it .still would be well to remember him the next time we're templed to how about the toughness .of beef and the high price of artichokes, or'predict doom if the man we don't vote for gets elected president. 1 We average Americans can be pretty bigoted and petty and belligerent. We can be extravagantly pessimistic, .solemnly assuring one another that the country is going to the dogs, now or later. But we're talking about the country that also produces George Tweeds. Tweed is a great hero and an average American. The double distinction is not uncommon. Scores and hundreds of men in our Army and Navy fit that description. And since they do, maybe the country will pull through. * ' Slightly Vulnerable They couldn't try Thomas De Lorenzo for saying that he would rather sec Americans din in battle for want of equipment than see his union lose any "rights" at the Brewstor aircraft plant, •.where.'he is the UAW local's president'. But they could try him on the charge of lying about his police record to get a job, and find him guilty. DC Lorenzo's punishment, if it survives appeal, is mild-30 days and $500 fine. But at least it should serve notice to him that he is not inviolate, and that he cannot flout the nation's laws as he did its interests and safety during the scandalous period of Brewster's inefficiency. •JOTHCYSAT •I here are many \vl, 0 seem to think it Hie (Inly of n pre-invasion bombardment to knock but nil defending personnel, guns and emplacements so completely that the Invading troops need only walk in and run of the Hag. But wo have never yet tnken the objective without, n ground fight when there were troow tlicre (o defend It.-Llcnt.-Ocn. Alexander A. Vandcrerlft, Marine commandant. » » . aqunuiy or opporlimiiy in i])e Wilted stales in hu-ee part l, a!l been founded upon the proposition tlml each chtki „„„ yol , (h sh[>1 , ,,„„, ac _ cess to facilities which would permit him to develop sncl, , otellj as hc posses . s|>s VVe hav, failed miserably In fulfilling this propo- ' Mtron.-Prof. John K. Norton of Columbia U. • . . Yon can tell the folk, ,„ my honie towu of P«». Ttmj, that I personaliy an, willing , o bet wel, be in Par ls . „„„,=, in the next 10 dn JS .-P lt . Wayne P. Hrtden at U ,c front on Aug. 9. )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way W*-l poDim inswi SIDB GLANCES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1944- ."Size '18?, You (lou'i (ell me!' Weil, (lien, of course the '. »'.i.'JJ.!. a .Y e ' Ip.l'c l«l«cii /n here and there!" ,W THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William F«rgu»orj. By ONE PAIR OF HUMANS COULD CONTAIN IF THERE WERE NO WARS, EPIDEMICS AND OTHER A&ENCIES THAT CAUSE UNTIMELY DEATHS. ACCOMPANIES fveKy ~ FLASH OF Li&HTNING ... ALTHOUGH voy ,UAV Nor ALWAYS HEAR IT/ ' 1. M. REG. U. S. PAF. OFF. '// a . '/i KILL HAS A FOOr, Bur NO LES,^ A BROW, BUT MO EYE," % WADE HOOD, NEXT: Whit color is jade? In Hollywood BY KRSKIXE JOHNSON XKA SlulT rurrcsnoinlcnt BEHIND THE SCRKEN: Holly- Wood laughed when Dr.rryl Zniuick sat down at his desk nncl went to work on 11 motion picture titled "Wilson." "It's, a dull subject—no one will want to sec It," chorused the second guessers. at Hollywood and Vine. Less than a month ago even Zunuck was n liltle worried about its box ofllcc appeal. He admitted it was a gamble, saying, "If It doesn't click I'll never make another picture without Betty Gruble." But as they sny in Hollywood. Darryl Zunuck has clone 'it again. He Is the one who Is chuckling now. "Wilson" looks like the year's biggest money maker, already breaking 20-year box office records nt the Rosy Theater in New York City. Belly Davis is planning n venture into film production but it will only be a sideline to her acting. She has no Intention of giving ii]) greasepaint. "I'll be co- imxluccr on one or my three films 11 year." she toltl us. "Uul a desk ami an office? Heavens, no!" V • • There's a greal human inlcrrsl By J. R. Williams HEU -°,EVERYBOOY / I MARK SOU, MWX . -^-VWlLEVOO VJER&\ LET'S N5OT TeiL AVJW THE SUDDEN I /WXR.T>\K ABOUT Arto QUIET A O6ARET. A CELLULOID COLLAR AM" A MAP DOM'T CO VERY WELL DIMIMG ROOM, DEfAOUTlOKS SQUAD, HOME SAFE IF NOT SOUSSD/ STO&IE VOOUI.D HAVE BEEN) AS BAD. BUT \V\TCH GRAM PA JUMP OM- TO HIM . AW DINOSAUR. GET THW BEWILDERED i-OOKOFA CHILD WT KiS TUNED TO DIFFERENT '6 USED TO CIRCUSES • >-. i BORM THIRTX V^gS TOO SOfiM Are They to Be Treated Just Alike? "A4E Too, UNCLE " Meningitis Increasing, Health Officials Say LITTLE ROCK, Allg, 15 <UP) _ rhe Arkansas Health Department nys meiilgttfs cases In Arkansas re on the increase, but infantile aralyaiK is on the decrease. The Health Department, reports int there were 127 meningitis cases i the state during 1943. Tills equaled the combined totals for the >revioiis /ive years. However, the leallh Department says only nine f tlicse cases were fatal—a'nd 84 •ere among members of the armed irces. Infantile paralysis cases dropped om 152 In 1942 to 11 in 1943. Icnsles, typhoid fever nml dlpthcrln fises also decreased In 1943, but >e number of influenza cases in 43 was 100 per cent greater than Coslello's apiicaranrc at Hie At- hnlic City Sled )>icr. They're ivorkiiig for the magnificent salary of SI a day—returning a favor for manager Frank Elliott, who save them :i jub at Hie ]>io r eight years ap when they needed the money. The boys natncd tlicir awn price of SI a day for the seven-day week. -.,;'' t * « BACKSTAGE BATTLES Two Hollywood stars, reel-haired Susan Hayward and Laird Cregar, are battling with their studios. Pur-' amount suspended Susie for refusing to be lent Io producer Charles R. Rogers for an off-the-lol film. Cregar is off salary for eight weeks for turning down the lead In a film titled "Hangover Square." Tom Kellcy. one of Hollywood's leading color photo experts, hns opened a day nursery for the children of his sci I'niitlcss models. While the glamor girls pose, tlicir kiddles play in a sandbox offstage. Actor Vincent I'rice sometimes refers Io his 1-year-old son, B:ir-' rat, as ;i "litlle bam." Olhcr day Bnrral said. "Daddy, when t grow up I'm going Io study Io he an actor and he :i ham jusl like you." KKAI.ISM LOOKS 1'IIONY George Cukor was directing a scene for the picture "Winged Victory" in which eight Hying cadets who have Jusl graduated rush over Io be congratulated by their wives and sweethearts. There was n mad scramble as the girls pinned the new decorations on the boys and some aimless clutching ami kissing. Cukor stopped tho scene, said it wouldn't do. "What's the matter with you boys." he srld. "All I want you to no Is to put your arms around them, look lnt<o their eyes and kiss them. Don't, gVnb at them and don't hold them Mike sticky candy hars." At this point the officer serving as IcchnlcM adviser lapped Cukor on the shohMcr and reminded him: "Don't yoii\ remember. We gave their wives Voles in this film. Those are llielr ownWlvcs." "Well," welled Cukor. "How; they ever won lliem with Dial technique Is beyond me." \ * ' ' \ Gregory Peck hnd to stumble'and and fall for a scene In DavldVO. Selznfck's new movie "The Konse of Dr. Edwardcs." After several rehearsals in which hc hit the floo.r hard, Peck appealed Io director AlV fred Hitchcock. "Hitch," he pleaded; "Is this trip really necessary?" ! , Generalissimo Chiang Knl-shek wns born June 13, 1881. FOB SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER AM. SIZES Cheaper Than Bftdf « Lumber Osceolu Tile & Culvert Co. «91 Oaccots, ark. Shoes are cosily— have them renewed where exacting care combined with superlative workmanship insure their being properly repaired. Every style of repair Is made here —RIGHT! H-fl-LT€RS. QUflUITY SHO£ SHOP vlJCKvW.'.MHIN' ST. : GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 WHISKEY On Hand At ALL TIMES MARTIN'S WHISKEY STORES 112 W. Main 420 W. Ash SPECIALS! RUM—Pints 1.50—Fifths. ... 250 BRANDY'(values to 5.50) Fifths $3 GIN Fifths 3.50 ARKANSAS GRAPE WINE 40c PER BOTH E NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may be ruining your property. Call me fo» check-up without cost or obligation. EATB, JI1CE AND ROACH CONTKOL GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSHIP IN E. Kentucky Phone First Biography of America's Great General opyrljtlH. l&M. Ann ^'nodirnrd Mlllctl Dhlrll.ulfa, NI5A Service, Inf. FOILED BY THE ARMISTICE IX gTORIES from the front aroused a determination in Ike to get overseas with'the tank boys. Hc sent persistent appeals to Washington and ;il last they were to be rewarded. Ike was going to France. He was with his new tank unit nboard the transport ready to sail on Nov. 11—when the news came. World War I had come to its sudden end. The Germans, facing defeat, had run up the white Hag with the cry of "Kamerad" rather than conlinuing the war on German soil. The bugles sounded "cease firing" at 11 o'clock on the morning of Nov. n, 1918, when an armistice wns declared. The ship's captain knew of young Eisenhower'3 eagerness to get into action. He also knew of his explosive nature if and when his plons were Unvaried. Approaching him guardedly, he remarked: "Sorry, Colonel, sailin» orders canceled—it's all over over there!" Ike's reply is said to have been "classic." His command of vocabulary went into immediate action; he fought n battle of words on the deck of that ship with bombardments that might have sunk it. When the smoke from the burning declamations cleared away, he sat down. Lieutenant-Colonel Eisenhower, rendy to sail with his fank unit, was silent. As n soldier he must take orders. Uut his friends slate that hc believed it wns n grievous mistake not to force the Germans Io fight it out to a decisive battle on German soil. He had dreamed of roaring with his tan!-; on to Uerlin. He believed the Germans would Interpret the armistice as n tactical victory, saving them from disaster, and begin preparations for anollicr war in years .to come. >>,.*«!..«»—_:.. "The Germans must be beaten on their own ground. Their own fatherland must lie conquered and their military spirit broken before they will settle down as a peaceful people," was Ike's conviction. Time proved him to be correct. * * * '"THE world accepted (lie armistice as a relief from the four years of war. Armistice night throughout (he United Slates, which had been in the war 19 months, was a scene of great rejoicing. During this conflict America had mobilized '1,800,000 ine;i and performed the first of ils "modern miracles" by sending across the Atlantic 2,084,000 soldiers from the United States, something that Germany considered "impossible." The total American battle lo-sscs of tlic war were 37,271 killed in action, 12,334 died of wounds, 236,000 wounded. The Navy lost in action, dead and wounded, 893; the Marine Corps 10,178. These figures do not 'delude losses from disease. The cost ot the war in money to all nations involved exceeded 5186,000,000,000. This vast expenditure in men nnd money xvas to be but the prelude to World War II in which gargantuan forces were to fight at a staggering cost to finish the job, as Eisenhower predicted. And the young lieutenant-colonel who trained the Tank Corps for the First World War was to be the general commanding the Allied Forces in the invasion of Europe in the Second World War. * * * VETERANS of the Tank Corps who served .in World War ] have organized a World V/cr Tank Corps Association and among its famous members are General "Iron Ike" Elsenhower and General "Blood and Guts" Patton Former Secretary of War Harry II. Wooding was a second lieu- cnant in the Tank Corps. Prof.f Carl O. Urigham, of Prince- .011 University, was a first licu- cnant. Hon. Melvin Jones, War rood Administrator, was o ser-' ;eatit. United States Senator ienry Cabot Lodge, Jr., was n' .'oung tank man, as were James Gleason and Hoot Gibson, the mo- ion picture stars. jorn soldier, but most human, considerate, and his decisions affecting the welfare o[ his officers and men were always well tempered. Despite his youth, he possessed a high understanding of organization, the ability to place in estimate on a man and fit him into a position where he would click.' In the. event his judgment proved erroneous the man would be called in. his errors )ointed out, and adjustments made to suit tlie situation. This principle built fov him high admiration and loyally from his officers perhaps uncqtialed by few commanding officers, 'On (he job Eisenhower was strictly military, therefore I had few words with him other lliair officially, perhaps more due to the fact that we were working under strain most of the time., Seldom did one see a paper on his desk. Mail and papers /or hi3 attention were immediately attended to—his desk cleared. No accumulated matters were inside his desk out of sight. He was,.j ways available to confer with ] officers on cither military or per-, sonal problems, but disliked be-; ing interviewed by non-military people. He just shied at publicity, preferring to remain in tho background." Ike has never forgiven World War I fov ending before ho could lake his tanks rattling down Un-' tar den Linden into Berlin. As a] veteran he carries his member-) ship in the Anthony and Grover-: Shook Post, No. 3279, Veterans; Foreign Wars, in Abilene, Kansas.f When his old comrades were asked! how they would describe Ike in! (he fewest words, they replied: < i "American as pumpkin pie oi< corn OK the cob!" *+•£ NEXT; Seeds ot World War D j|

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