The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 17, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 17, 1944
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IHB BLiTHjcviLLB COUMPtHgB • TUB ouukm KIWI co. ,->• a W. BAINM, PttbUrtur , BAUUXL W.' NOBRI8. Mitor > ' >MMBB A. OATKNB, Adr«TtMUw HUtfW (X1KJ- POURHI|«WJ| 6ol* MaUotul Wltmer Oo, M*v Tort, CblMf*. Aftarmoon IxetM Motor KnUnd M MOOIU] elui mktUr M Uw port•ah» at Blrtberille, Arkuuu, under Mt of O»- tr«t, octoixs i, itn. .. • . ' , ;. fternwl bj UM rjnlv** Pnn -: BOB8OIUFTION RATH •By eurler In the dtj o! Blrtfcartll*, M* »»r Wet, 01 «e p« OKJOUL •i oi»U. within » r«dlu» of « mild, *4.»* p*r »«ar, 13.00 for ill month*. 11.00 for Ume mot.'Ju; «T m»tl oultkle 60 milt Km* »W.OO p»r je«r i In »dv»nc«. Machine Age i About 20 years ago a man named Karel Capek wrote a play called "R. UR." It wns a fantasy, somewhat. His- fjnieting but highly improbable,'about « horde, of robot workers that swarmed over the earth and destroyed the human race which had created them. 'R. U. R." never rivaled "Abie's 'Irish Rose" or "Tobacco Road" in popularity. But the name robot, which* Ca- j)ek invented for his tireless, soulless, non-human'workers, has stuck in our vocabulary. And now, alas, it begins to appear that Capek's fantasy might not have been so fantastic at that. T For instance, in New York City the jpther day a docile old local subway train jj'uddmily felt the .stirrings of revolt aiid took matters into its own hands. It [whisked ! a load of bewildered humans back and forth from Brooklyn to Manhattan, whipsawing from one route to another, pausing only to decide where .to go next, disdaining to open ils doors jand let its passengers escape. Shortly Jiftenvard"in the same city a drivcrlcss milk truck vaulted the curbstone and smashed/up a restaurant. '•"-Then- a Bayonnc, N- J., teacher flaimed :to have invented some sort of contrivance, which will enable anybody to^cprnpose;'tnttsic. And, now Harvard University.lias been presented with an amazing electrical device which, so far as fhjklimited mind can discover, will do any'mathemalical problem under the 'sun-ioi 1 b'cyond'the suil, for that matter/^ ' .';;• • ..,- ' , - -. The' machine age has become no joke. It wns'.'all' right'''whcn man began d^is^ng more and more, niachiiies to relieve him of manuaj'chores. 11 was even Jail right when man" started building machines to do his simple aritli- meticffor-him—since man knew that he ;. still do it himself. this alge.braic electric brain at i s , something else. The Navy commander who invented it and the International Business Machine Corp. pco- pleUvho'built it aren't sure what it can d&.They say it might go beyond the mathematical..horizons that-the cumulative genius of all human history has been able to glimpse. ; If men keep oh building machines of this scope, it's only a question of time until they come up with one which will discover, ,among other secrets of the universe, that the human race is irresponsible, inefficient, and thoroughly expendable. Then the machine age will iVally be here. Mankind will eventually disappear, unnoticed and unsung Machines will (urn 'out more machines solve more problems-not really getting much, of anywhere but just ticking along front force of habit, much in the manner of man who preceded them- ; We are all mark , ng tlmc alld " wal(|ng (or thc Natural Consequence A returned Marine from the South Pacific tells how he and his compan- 'ions were sav'cd from a Jap ambush when a pig on an island started squealing and the Japs, thinking it a signal for attack, charged from cover to the open beaches and were mowed down. Something like this was bound to happen in an army motivated by "fan' aticism," such as the Jap and Nazi forces seem to be. For fanaticism leads to high-strung nerves, which lead to high- pitched voices, which lead to difficulty in distinguishing between a. hysterical "Banzai" and the complainla of an overwrought porker '" THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1944 Reproduction In thli column ol edllorUU (rum olh«r newspaper* don nol necuurily rnwn endorsement but fa to •ckncwledfment of lateral in ton lubjec-U dlicuued, Urge Wider Use For Sacks Tlio National Colloii Council unit Ihe Textile Manufacturers Association are trying to case the shortage of rollon cloth by urging housewives lo mnkc wider tise of cloth from flour, feed nnd other sacks. A few yours ngo poultry feed nmken, went r,o far as lo print gln'ghnm paHerns on their cotton sucks and they were used extensively by housewives, cspeclully In riirnl set'llons. Prizes nre being offered for Ingenious adnpln- llon of cotlon sack.vto garments nncl home uses. While (he present campaign Is to help case Llie shorlngc of cotton cloth il'cusjly could te continued in le.^s prosperous clnys to case Ihe shorlngc of money hi the homes Hint buy commodities pricked In cotton snobs. And nnlurnlly na people Icnni lo make me ol Ihey nrc npt lo •demand or show a preference tor comnwdltle.s so packed. Whcji Ihey <lo the NnMonnl Cotlon Council nnd the Textile Bag manufacturers will hiivc extended nnd enlarged another mnrket for cotton —which Is Just n.s Imiwrtant ns dlscovcriiiB n new me nnd n new market. —MEMPHIS PRESS BCIMITAtl. Keep Buying Bonds SIDE OUNCES THIEV SAY Thc postwar military establishment must be maintained on Ihc nssumpllon that this country will not itgiijn be given : such n period of (jraco between thc start of wnr and the necessity for full-scale military effort 'ns,was provided iii Ihc present war.—Underseoretiuy of War Hobert, p. Patterson. • * • • One German sergeant came out of a strong pojut waving n while handkerchief. Then BO marc men came tumbling out as soon as they saw he was taken prisoner without being shot. The sergeant told us lhat he had lo shoot his own officer licforc he c.itild give up.—T-Scrgt. Harry P.-jwiiward nl SI, Malo, France, Everywhere—with new weapons and with nil Ihe ancjent tcnacy nnd fanaticism of mankind— our enemies nre flghlliig back. But everywhere we arc moving forward.—Rear. Adml. William R. M mi roe. We don't expect General Map'/Vrthur and thc British lo return the Netherlands'' East Indies to us on a sliver platler. plans have been mnclc to raise an army In Ihe Netherlands when thc European war Is ended and our Dutch boys will fight wherever needed,— Dr. Adrian Hartog, Netherlands counsul In the U. S. U fa most Important that we be careful to recognize the Impulse.', of thc Japanese themselves In such matters as whether they shall keep their emperor. I believe jt would be better to let them keen him. It look a long time for the military men to persuade him to join up with the Axis. He is a liberal.—Bishop -Henry St. George Tucker, Churches cf Christ of America. The simple answer to the question why we nre at war Is that we were attacked. The more comprehensive answer would Ichidc the part which our own sins of oinlsMon played by way cf inviting thai attack.-Dr. Everett Case, president Colgate U. >ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way 8g£g^J$8iv*^™¥*^ "The suit was a grand bargain, so 1 bought the culesl hat, n darling pair of shoes and (lirce pairs of stockings.! I feel dreadfully smart when 1 save. money like that!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD EXISTS IN AiL COLORS' ...THE AMOUNT OF IRON PRESENT 8EIM& THE DETERMINING FACTOR. THE BIG DIPPER'S HANDLE POINTS TOWARD v/HAT STAR p AfKfUf!(JS, POLARfS OR . : lit : pained »-clglil on meal a)lll wale , r ; In Hollywood rtV KKSKINi-: JOHNSON NBA Stuff Corrcsjmndpnt jllollywood producer Arthur Freed took a soap nubble bulb on a Saturday night, lust June. It gnvc him n $150,000 Idea. M-G-M sliidlo |i;iicl for It with Ihe dosgoncdcst bubble tmlh you've ever seen. There were millions of bubbles all lit up wilh fancy colored lights, lieautiful girls were dancing in nnri out of them In waterproof evenln-- gowns. Fred Astnirc wns there, tw>. dancing In waterproof white lie and (alls. Masses ol bubbles drifted lazily skyward like floatini; icebergs. Thorc were so many bubbles. In fact, that thc Kturilo had to gel a slcain engine to heal (lie water for them. The bubbles enveloped the entire sound 'stage, and M-O-M sound singes nrc big, They mixed up soup si ml water for the bubbles Jusl like the kids drj. Only In a 10.000-gnllon tank. And blew them out of hundreds ot small holes from a bultcry of gal- vnnl/cd Iron pipes. Producer Freed, who started il all when he took lhat Saturday By J. R. Williams ,. OLD? — SKSELL, JKTWWT OUGHT TO ^BLEMOWTrlHlS L . ^ ,/ I ii,i i .,-,„. .!_.. .. . // rV^Vw'iVXf-S (^ \ •AvfV'V " llr >/ f-f\ iN=totfa s A GE; ATP^WMEP,.' ff DHOOSWJRESS ^—~*— ~*--'Vt->— '• I MILLIONS ' f- • • -IF I ouv O OLD E66 IS AM' OLD ESS TO •r I "\ LARK. 1 l-f-M'T lUf, SOMO PL" LlCjM'f FLU. ? I BROUGHT A B'RD BOOK, •\LOWO- IlL LOOK UP > 1 SOME OF ITS CMO'T . IK BEAUTV OF ATHIMG WITHOUT MOSIM' !M- TO VIS HABITS B.\P LIKE "1O SEE ^W "WEIR BESTEST. Cl-EAW AM' OAV AN) 1 AT L THEIR JES1ES.T... "S"IIP OFIWUVBATMKCOM ' , FLILu O' LATHER, •VM' K.-\VIM'.. i DOW T CAKE FEC. STA&E HAMD VVORKISJ'S-- THAT'S WHY THEV HAVE. PLW VOU-5E night, bath, surveyed the scene— thc finale of the "iiicgfeld Follies" --nnd chuckled: "Wouldn't -R. IK horrible if they got that, soap bubble machine started nnd (hen couldn't stop it." '• Thc thought was frightening. We could sec It in Ihc ncwsrccls already. Soap' bubbles pouring out the M-G-M studio front gat, curling around Hollywood mountain tops with W. C. Fields dragging a canoe ami fighting his way through them on Vine street. "In fact," said Freed. "1 am a little worried. We've got. IN girls on this set. I count 'cm every half hour. They could get lost in those soup bubbles." SET WAS A MOUNTAIN They probnbly could, too. The set was built like a mountain top. With caves nl ils Iwse. Thc sonp bubbles poured out the Inp like lava from " "nkfuio. Ti»ov ctrci'Miecl down Mm sides, poured into the caves nnd swirled out to within an inch of Hie camera's rye. Several workmen wilh oversized badminton rackets had teen de tailed lo keep Ihc bubbles on the set. They went around swatting unruly ones which refused to remain in camera range. Frank Mr I Inn was nlso on Ihe set. wearing waterproof white tic and tails. While A.stiifrr atirt (he IH girls dime In and out ol the son| bubbles, he sings'"Beauty Is Everywhere." Producer Freed wrote the sons;, too. "CLICK!" IVJ-:\T srrcEss Julie Slynr- came to Hollywood six years ago from a piano in a Chicago night chit) to become Alice Fayc's vocal coach"". Sammy Calm had been around .for years. 1 'A year ago they teamed up and wrote two big lilts, "Victory Polka and "I Heard Thai SOUR Before. Now, they're the hottest songwriter.. in the business. They Just wrote the complete scores of Friink Sinatra' "Step Lively" and his new film "An ehors A weigh." and the Rita Hay worth film "Tonight and Every Night." . ' They're signed for two films at Columbia, two at. Paramount, and one each at Warner Bros, and M-G-M. They're also writing songs for the Lupc Velez-Jane Withers I Broadway show "Gljid to See Ya." 1 Writing ,smn;s for Ihc movies. "'they claim,.-Is one of (he hardest jobs In Hollywood. "It's like this," ! Calm said, "You write a song with .very smart lyrics and thc producer 'says, 'The people won't understand It. Thcy's gel 12-year-old minds.' So you write ;\ song with very ordinary lyrics and thc producer screams Who do you think you're wrltin» for, 12-yeiir-olds? 1 " Announces Track Purses MEXICO CITY (UP)-F(,ur mil lion, four hundred thousand pesos (about $880,000) In purses will be 1 distributed nt the Hlppcclromo de Ins Amcrlcns rncetrack's second wintci- meeting twglnning Oct. 12, general manager Bruno Pagliai announced. TO CHECK ta, v Liquid for Malarml S IN /DAYS ooo FOB BA1E CONCRETE HTORM SKWRR ALL 8IZKS Cheaper Than Bridie Lanilmr Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. «91 Shoes are costly— have them - renewed where ex- actlnff care combined with superlative workman- ;h!p Insure their being properly •cpalrcd. Every slyle of rcpafr Is m»iJe hers -RIGHT! H-flLT€RS QUALITY SHO€ SHOP 121 W. Mfll'N ST. ' GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Kcpatr WADE COAL CO. N. flwy. 61 CEILING PBICES 1'honc 2231 WHISKEY On HnndAl ALL TIMES MARTIN'S WHISKEY STORES 112W. Mom 420 W. Ash SPECIALS! RUM—Pints 1.50 — fifths 2 50 BRANDY (values to 5.50) Fifths $3 GIN •-....: Fifths 3.50 ARKANSAS GRAPE WINE 40c PER BOTTLE NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may fw ruining your property. Call m* ftx cneck-up without cost or obligation. RATS, MICE AND ROACH CONTBOl GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSHIP rhon. Z4M Wills* First Biography of America's Great General CcpjrlKbl. IttH, Ann Woodnnrd Mlljrrl Dlnlrlbalta, KEA SrtrlCC, In SEEDS OP WORLD WAR rj'HE strange interlude between - 1 two wars, which might ironically be 'called the tragedy ol peace, was to find Eisenhower preparing for "Der Tag" when Germany would strike again. Six days aflor the Armistice ending World War J, signed in Marshal Koch's railroad coach in the Forest of Ccnnpiegnc, Kisen- hower was commanding Tank Corps troops at Camp Dix, Now Jersey, from Nov. 18 lo Dec. 22, 1918, with thc 57th Infantry'. Then he went to Fort Henning, Georgia, until March 15, 1919, when he was ordered lo Fort Mcadc, Maryland, to serve as ox- J cculivc ofliccv and command van- ' ous lank ballalions for the next three years. He was in Maryland when the peace treaty was signed at Versailles between thc Allied powers aixl Germany on June 28, 1919, with President Wood row Wilson as the head of the American delegation. Ike carefully scrutinized Stale had been established; Turkey had become a republic; Greece had become a republic. Germany was a republic, but' there trouble was brewing again; a group of political incendiaries were gathering ;n a beer hall .in Munich and plotting putsches to overthrow the government. And in Italy, young Benilo He heard these political disputes from both sides; as a military man I Mussolini, the vagrant, he could nol engage in them. Bul-^marchcd on Rome and set up every provision in this treaty. embodied for the first tirnj history a plan for adjudicating disputes in a League of Naiions— the first step ever taken toward the abolishment of thc age-old war system. Wilson's opponents in thc United Slates Senate refused to ratify the Versailles Treaty with its League of Nations provisions. It was rejected on Nov. 19, 1910—and 1hat dale marks the beginning of World War II. » t » TOURING these discussions Eiscn- hower was the observer on a transcontinental journey with a motor-truck train from July 2 to Sent. 1, 1919. He was graduated from Infantry Tank School, 1921, and became commander of the famous 30lst Tank Battalion, ins later utterances, while commanding Allied forces, demonstrate lhat he is a firm believer in world co-operation lo protect the peace—in some form of unity an^ organization between nations (3 step war at ils inception. While at Camp Meade, Licnlcn- anl-Co.oncl Eisenhower's temporary war rank reverted to his permanent rank as captain on June 30, 1920, out he was promoted two days later to major, Ihe designation that he was lo hear for thc next sixteen years. While at Camp Mcadc he lost his son, little Ihrcc- yejir-old Doud Dwight Eisenhower, who died on Jan. 2, 1921. We find him sailing for thc Panama Canal Zone on .Tan. 8, 1922, ivhcrc "ic remained as executive officer of Ihc 20lh Infantry Hal- talion al Camp Gaillavd until Sept 19, 192-1. * * C A FELLOW officer tells this an- ccdolc about Ike at Panama. One afternoon Ike casually remarked, "This is a fine day lo have your appendix removed." Asked whether that organ had been troubling him, he replied, 'No, * don't even know I have an appendix, but it might rear up and put me out of action sometime when things aren't so quiet." Maj.-Gcn. Fox Connor, his boss in Panama, said of him, "The work of the day was always first wilh him, but eveiy spare moment was devoted lo higher studies. His grasp of thc lessons of the World War rvas superb. It was evident that he would go far." Ike, always keeping a weather cyo on the \vorld, was convinced things were going lo happen fast. And they did. The Russian giant, having thrown off its centuries of czardom, had established Ihe Union of Soviet Republics; the Irish Free Fascislie government. Eisenhower, in America, always vilfllly inlorcslcd in history, was watching these developments wilh forebodings. In 102-1, the year of Ihe death of Woorhow Wilson, he •clurned to Ihe Slates from Pan- ima. And we find him a recreation officer in the headquarters of Hie Third Corps Area at Baltimore, Ocl. 1 lo Dec. 8, 1924 He leaves Maryland and goes to Colorado where he becomes recruiting officer at Fort Logan from Dec. 15, 1024, (o Aug. 19, 1825. U was here in Colorado, where lie had married Mamie Doud seven years before, (hat another son was born to them lo succeed the little fellow who had died in Maryland. His wife had.. come home from Panama and IhQ' • second son wns born in Denver on''. 1923, and christened ;; mother's father, John Aug. 3. after his Doud. This teemed to be an era of "stopgaps" between nations. Conferences were held to delay impending conflicts. The Washington Arms Conference, under Trcsi-j dent Harding, "scrapped navies' ,_ a gesture toward peace; the Dawcs-Young Plan for reparations from Germany was agreed upon; and later the Locarno Treaties were ratified. While these stratagems against war were being.developed, Major Eisenhower was completing a course al the Command and General SlaiT School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he was graduated with honors in June, 1?2G. He was assigned to Fort Bcnning, Georgia, as assistant post executive and commander of the Second Battalion, 24lh Infantry, from Aug. 15, 1020, to Jan. 7, 1927. NEXT; The Gathering Storm.

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