The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 18, 1944 · Page 4
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\ FOCI IHB BLTTRKVILLIOOUBflU OffB I TO OOUBOB KIWI 00. ' '"• a, w. HAMB. rnbtt** - ^ •AKT7B P. NCHUUa. UUor mna A. OACTMB, N»UOC«I AdTt Wltmar CX), Ntw Tatt. GblMM, M- |M- effle* U BlythtTlUe, ArtuMt, wait Mt •! OM, October I, 1I1T. . tarred by th* Unto*.Pirn BtrnompricHt . By eurfer to to» dty of BJyUwtlftt, Mi MT nek. of Mo per nwatb. •j mail, wtthto t iwUuj c( 4* nil*, *JM f*t ,«x, ta.oo tor tii month* 11.00 Ior Vane moiUu; er Mil outdd* M mil* KM (MAO pw JMI in •drtne*. , Scholars and Dollars "How you goin' to keep 'cm down on the farm," a World War 1 'ditty wanted to know, "after they've seen Parce?" Today the less inaivical but more:serious question is: How you going to get them ba?k to the'little rod school house, after they've had a taste of work at war wages? It's a question that has American educators worried. High school enrollments have been dropping, for th'ree years. This spring they ,were off a milioiy ;or • about 14 per ceiit,;from the peak year of 1940-41. So; in an' attempt to check the downward curve o[ enrollment, the United States Office of Education has announced a "Go-to-School" : campaign for this fall. ; The Office, of Education'realizes, however, that a national.drive cnn do • little more than call attention and point the way. The real work must be done in every community, according to local necds: v These needs are varied and com, plex. Probably they are worst iu "boom towns" where educational facilities have been unable to keep up with mushroom growth of population. The problems are grave in any industrial cities with labor shortages. But they exist in almost every community. For the problems are , emotional 'as well as material. The war has forced responsibility and opportunity on older' high school .^.students. It has quickly pushed them into a semblance of maturity, brought new importance'to them, new temptations- In many places youngsters 1'ave left school to earn more than their fathers were making before the war. . Such youngsters are going to balk at . exhanging their new personal and fi- •nancial 'independence for the old humdrum and discipline of school. For in - numerous '.communities 'their work, which has been of real value, is still go;•• ing to be needed. . So a lot of school boards and city fathers are going to have to learn, if :', they haven't already, that the problem , is going to require practicality rather than pious preachments. It may be nec- •* essary to combine war work and school for the duration. : But in the meantime an intelligent job will have to be done in reselling the youngsters on the value of schooling. They .will have" to be taught how the problems of readjustment and re-employment affect them. It may be hard to convince them that the 'time will come when jobs can't be picked like plums, when wages will be lower, and some job opportunities will carry educational requirements. But it' miist be done. Honey talks. School teachers ami other civic leaders will just have to talk louder. Aiien Corn If Box Office, the entertainment publication, is correct, then we may have,misjudged Jamea Caesar Petrillo and the striking members of his American Federation of Musicians at station KSTP in Minneapolis-, For according to a Box Office article, the stubbornness of'the 12 striking musicians who are still out despite a WLB back-to-work order springs from deep esthetic roots. It seems that the president of the Minneapolis local doesn't like hill-billy music. lie wants year-round employment for his boys (which KSTP doesn't want to give) but he wants !t to I* "legit"—no corny concertos, no rustic rondos, mountain'madrigals or bucolic boogie-woogie. ? If KSTP. will sign up or if President Roosevelt takes over the station , anil personally orders the boys to get in there and shuck that corn, the local's president will comply. But short of that, nothing d&ihg. Perhaps, from the standpoint of a serious musician with an allergy to hillbilly ballads, the .Minneapolis union leader has justice on his side. As for Mr. Petrillo's reaction to all this, we. can't say. After a perusal of the record, we can't discover whether Mr. Petrillo likes music- of any sort. Replacements Still Needed Maj.-Gen, Lewis B. Hershey, the Selective Service chief, dropped some rather confusing .remarks the other night in Seattle. He told a group of local draft board members that "we've got the Ai'my practically built," but that the neecl for replacements was such that "even the men up to 38 aro liable to be called." This seems'to put us right back in the muddle that existed before the country's pressing manpower needs • were finally, reconciled between indus- • try and the armed forces. Yet we cannot quarrel with the purpose behind the need for replacements. "Some of our boys hnve been overseas two and three years," General Hershey points out, "and it's lime we brought them back.".Certainly the return homo for many is long overdue. ; •tOTHIYSAT I'Will be very nnicli surprised if [ho Luft- waffe stnues^R comeback—they Imve gone loo fur.—Air Chief Mnrslml Sir Trattovci Lejgli- M a Dory.- . • .' • • • O\ir men'and our Allies have bcenu to npply (lie Brindlng pressure of superior power upon Germany. Her nrmtes nml her people nve shnken and -shot through with doubts. But In 710 sense are they yet broken.—Secrclnry of War Henry L. -Stlmson. * T • Tlie.sc nrc momentous dnys and complete vjc- tory lies ahead and is ccilnln-«o long n.5 we do not relax.-Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery. * • • He is the en-siesl man in the world to Cook for. The only food ))e will not eat Is turnins.- Mrs. Dwight D. Elsenhower. . ' <l * • . A B rcat clay for Prance. Take our wine, lake our food. Take imylhlng you vnnl.—Fi-cnchmiui to ndvnnclng Amerlcna?. * • » Japanese forces, which hart been putting up « gallant fight against the enemy in the Myitky- Inn sector, succwsfully r orce(1 their way back to new positions according f o schedule-Tokyo rndlo. * , . Will the person wi, 0 stole my alarm clock the evening of July 2-1 cltocr return it, or awaken me every momlng at 6:l5.-Artve.llsement In (he Price, Utah, Sun-Advocale. * » . Unless, we can guarantee the fundamentals of security to the American voMng m ^ thc American farmer and the American bi«li WM man, we arc doomed to a new dcprewion.-Scn E. xrurray of Montana RFIPAY, AUGUST 18, 19<)4 ^ . >«•Boarding House .with Major Hoople Out Our Way A-- - J Savagery at.Its Worst—From Now On wy^v^SBVss, ,•. /#$&&>•/; .•'•:•.:'•'''• "*• ''••-*. VAJFf •_ corn, nu e< HEA SEBVICI. IK C . T. M. BIG, u. s. MI o".' going J o_stort dinner now." Willie—bring in your !• THIS CURIOUS WORLD , VeSS TRAVELED 5EVEN HUNDRED MILES ACROSS ARCTIC ICE FLOES. EATING NOTHING But SEALS AND POLAR BEARS...AND qCJOTIMGOPfH COPR. 19*4 BY NEA SIRYJCt, IflC, t. M- REG. U. S. PAT. Off. (FAN ENGINE RUNS TOO HOT, ITSVILL FREEZE," -Wy CORPORAL RAY &. OLSEH, HUMAN NORMALLY LOSE ABOUT x JO .NEXT: Sfaroimr butterflies. In Hollywood I»Y EtlSKIN'K JOHNSON' N^A Staff Correspondent Exclusively yours: The boys overseas may be seeing new movies but " ! ' according to a G. I. letter we re- ~ celved today from Italy, the ue\ys- rccls on the fOxholc circuit are icuih un mo loxnoic circuit are J —-v.v.i ,,.*:> JU.-H utcn 01 months behind. .The letter read: ™ to ortt c.ers' Training School. "How about starting a crusade for getting nevvsreels overseas so \ve can see what goes on in thc world? We see a newsreel about every two months ant) then II ts bin old. For example, the oilier night we «iw one tlmt showed the Teheran conference and ended with Christmas greetings to the armed forces. The hoots and jeers Hint followed were awful, n was a grim reminder that ire may -spend another Christmas here, it would be a simple matter for (lie latest, newsreels to lie flown over." How about it, Washington? i • • • Maria Mqnlcz is boiling. She has only one make-up man for "Queen of (he Nile" bui a horse in the film has Ihree. The nag plnys a "golden stallion" and !m to lie powdered with gold dust (our times n day. Talluluh Rankhcail, who developed a (low of German for "I.ifc- boal," will f.pcak Russian- for her lillc role ill .. ECIDED TO PLF\S HO FAUORVTES EACH Op ^00 N\f*y ADVANCE. n\E *50 FOR WN SOURWeS UP6TATE TO SELL THE DlhSOSAUR, EGG>TO A MUSEUM , OVE STRIPES ( XOU"fe STAKED ft \ ON THE EGS •) CLAIM ACT AND . IT till. EASTER ? . BOvi'S EMO E\J&B.V SATURDAY ^S^GrtT FOR 50 VEARS, . WAte op WITH 1 TEA- BASS UMDER. VVELI,, BRI.VG TH - MAN / THIS CME IS AM APPLICA- , ,._ . ._, ,„ ., , , ,.,„ vow FROM AM) QUICKER AMD "BETTER" THAM A BLASTED CARP' AMP 1 AIM'"T DOME ENOUGH BAD OR GOOD 1M THIS WORLD TO BE AX.L- ROUND MACHINJIST-- HE'S AVJOLP TIMER, AC- CORDIM6 TO THIS CARD STILL AM OLD A MAIM STREET I BOY-- STILL BELIEVES A MAM'S A MA.VJ AM' MOT A TICKET AM'DOG < TAG.' SOOMVOUR AFRAID a BElW ASSASSIM- WIFE WOM'1 LET ATED--SEMDTH 1 .MAM 1M.' - i r.k-i' c fcy?V > i') ; ' Mw&\ o/^|xci 4''W^M <iu<^WaI .^*Hfem 1 J > *8& Jf?w ' u '^ fi^avAMaM.':" AIUIII!!! Marquee sign of (lie week, spotted by Constance Moore: "Pin-Up Girl •Uncensorcd." • • • Bobby Brcen has jiist been orcler- Here's a fcivniil story (o end all servant slorits: Karl Carroll's new cook, ISetty I'ricc, is now one of tho Ciurolluvelics, ihiui from thc left in thc chorus line. She look the job as .-i cook, Dicn asked for a job in Iho Carroll show. She was Miss Pennsylvania of I3J3. Richard Arlcn will be starred in n super-western at Republic. "Big Bonanza." George Arclialnbaurt will direct. * • t Kay Francis took that last hospital -tour against doctors' orders/ She lias a fractured rib, suffered In a fall. "But what's a fractured rib." she says, "compared to what the boys are suffering?". t> » » Jack Haley, entertaining soldiers overseas, has written a song. "Tlie Army Can't issue Love." Millon Bcrle, -l-F, nil! portray a •l-F' in his next comedy at Fox. • • * producer Hunt Stromberg has hondcd Ralph Bellamy a new long lerm contract because of his work In "Guest In the House." • » • It's Tom Kelley's slory about the producer who told ,1 friend: "My wife threatens lo leave me if I don't quit running around." "Too bad," said the friend. "Yes," said the producer, "I'm going lo miss her." * • • Lan;i Turner's ex, Sieve Crane, and June Ally-son have discovered each otlicr. Tlicy dance cheek lo check. * • • Dan Diirye.i, the film villain, tells this one on himself. He took his small son to church mid asked, "What are yon going to pray for today, son?" "You," replied the kid. * * • Comedian Fritz Feld's wife, Virginia Christine, sets some kind, of film record when she ages 5000 years, with uencfit of make-up, for her role of .a living mummy In Univcrsal's "The Mummy's Curse." • * » Remember? It was only a tew years ago that Charlie Chaplin set a new fashion by appearing at iillra-formal dinner parties wearjug a black sftlln Japanese kimono, i»» • • • HEAVY DUTY HEARTIN' ' Jack Carson v;ns watching a flint queen draw herself a new mouth af(cr a heavy love scene. Sighed Jack: "In these love yams it's just a cose of kiss and make-up." « * * Prediction: Tunesmith J. Russell Robinson's year-old song, "If Hie Boys Come Home for Christmas We'll All Have a Happy New Ycnr " wilt be a hit this fall. * • • Jmli Darnell may sue to break licr studio contract. She w:\nls to Iret- lance. Moths Wanted WATERVILLE. Me. (UP)-Mosl people don't want them around— dead or alive—but Miss Ruth Goodwin makes a hobby ot collecting moths. FOB SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER All, SIZES Cheaper Thau Bridie Lnmbci Osceota Tile & Culvert Co. rtun« 691. .Oxwolm, Ark. Shoes are cosily— have them renewed where exacting care combined with superlative workmanship insure their being properly repaired, Every style of repair U made here —RIGHT! HflLT€RS QUALITY SHO€ SHOP 121 W. M a I N S T. * 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 112W. Main 420^. 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 Buyin Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. Blythevillc, Ark First Biography of America's Great General L ror.jrl K Ii(, 1644, Ann Wnotvrard Jlllkri l)!.lrH,m,J, KEA .SVrvirc, Tnr. where he served from to Aug. 15, 1927. He THE GATHERING STOKM XI '•THROUGHOUT those years of military preparation young Eisenhower stalled, when he was a second lieutenant, to keep a set of notebooks, which he still continues. These private notebooks arc rich mines of observation and comment. Always vitally interested in military history, he was assigned to Washington and detailed to the American Battle Monuments Commission, under General Pcrshing, Jan. 18 pursued his studies in the Army War College at Washington, and was graduated on June 19, 1928, leaving immediately for France, u'liere until Sept. 15, 1929, he was again on duty with the Battle Monuments Commission in Paris. During fifteen months we find Major Eisenhower journeying over thc battlegrounds o( World War I in France, jotting down notes and making maps for an official "Guide to American Battlefields in Europe." Tin's was published by thc Government; its thoroughness and keen observations were highly commended While Elsenhower was living in Paris, the Kellogg-Briand Anti- War Treaty was being created. ike met the leading military figures and statesmen of the time. Ho attended sessions of the treaty conference, or Chamber of Deputies and the French Senate, went to Geneva to observe the League of Nations in operation, and became an ardent student of international relations and world, affairs. * * * receiving his first insight into both diplomacy and human nature. He was assigned to the War Department, - in Washington, where as assistant Philippines and the Pacific. ^ executive in (lie office of Hie As- 5istant Secretary of War, he gained •iis first knowledge of the necessity of preparedness io preserve peace and enforce it in cose of emergency. Hero he remained from Nov. 8, 192Q, until Feb. 20, 1933— more lhan three years of intensive sludy and work. It was at this time that he was awarded thc Distinguished Service Medal. He was in the War Department during the last days of Ihe Hoover Administration. The great depression, which was sweeping the nation and Ihe world, was developing into a crisis. Gen. Douglas MacArlhur was Chief of Staff of (he United States Army, at Washington, during these critical days of 1530-35. He, too, was visiouing perils ahead and working indefaligably to arouse the nation to the necessity of preparedness. Hitler was rising to power in Germany, which also was in the throes of economic depression; by pressure, intimidation and threats lie was made Chancellor by Ihe nged Von Hindenberg. These were the conditions when we find Major Eisenhower serving General MacArlhur as special assistant to the Chief of Staff from Feb. 20, 1933, to Sept. 2-i, 1935— through more than two and one- lialf years of crisis. * * * ]^1SENT10WER had just been graduated from the Army Industrial College and was now one ot the best equipped military men in Washington. r.TacArtliur \v?.s exerting his energies to arouse both Congress and the American people to the immediate necessity of establishing a mechanized army. His vigorous appeals for appropriations for American defense occupied thousands of pages in the records of Congress. If they had been heeded, we would not have been caught unprotected in the Working unceasingly, Eisenho-.v- " cr was collecting tao materials nnd evidence for General M;'c- •\rthurs reports to Congress. After- 'eading the documents placed be-i 'ore him, MacArthur appointed; Eisenhower as his aide. In the meantime, Japan was at war wilh China. Hitler, in. Germany, began jyn-cntitinus Jiulcl a powerful army. Hcichslng, iieny under his conflj 1 );, voted him absolute power. He began his reign of intrigue, persecutions, executions, ns his storm .roopers and Gestapo started on Ihc-ir nefarious campaigns. Mussolini, in Italy, defiant of all .ho pledges to maintain peace, started on his invasion of Ethiopia to create a new Italian Empire, and after ruthless warfare, during which Emperor Haile Selassie and his family were forced lo flee from Addis Ababa to England, Mussolini decreed Victor Emmanuel Emperor of Ethiopia, fliller, in Germany, repudiated Ihe Versailles Treaty and ordered conscription, openly defying the (he world. These were ihe ominous rumblings as General MacArthur received an urgent appeal from the Philippines to come lo their defense. Prcsidcm''Mannel Quezon, observing the Japanese thrusts in- lo China, realized that (lie warlords were plotting lo invade his country as the hey to their con- ciucst of thc Pacific. He could react the handwriting on (he wall. General MacArthur ans» thc call, retired from the General Staff at Washington, and sailed for the Philippines. And in September, 1935, Major Dwighl D. Eisenhower was crossing the Pacific to become assistant military adviser lo General MacArlhur. Stationed al Manila, from Oct. 26, 1035, to Dec. 13. 1939, he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel {July 1, 1936). Hero they began the heroic effort against time to build up the defenses of the islands. History has recorded these five years of tremendous labors to avert the approaching tragedy. MacArlluir's achievements with his limited resources and manpower arc notable military records. .,* NEXT: .World War II.

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