The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 19, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 19, 1944
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*fi*»L Nobmd clHi m»ttw' at tb* port- BtTBBOMPTIOH 8j CftpieV In the dtr of BMtuMll*, H* fee*', jif «go per awoUk. ifj mjJU, fllthln * r»d!as «1 4* pitt«« «4M OT mr 12 to te tjj apathy. $109 lacthm mntte, null cuttlde W mfie KU« iioqo p*r rfcr in ^ T <(" r* , Organizing the Peace Six pnvate, like-minded gioups have banded to loim'a national association called'Americans United for World oigam/ation Its policy calk foi a u,oih! oigamzation to be established immcd lately, with powei to settle intcination a) disputes and to use foice in suppressing aggression and maintaining peace. It might seem that them is little need for such an organization today. For it expresses what obviously is-already the majority opinion of the American people as reflected in the slated policies of both presidential candidates-and both party .platforms as well as the two houses of Congress. Yet it cannot be said that this majority opinion is unanimous. As every-, one:knows, there are many Americans who oppose any sort of league of nations (upper or lower case) and who think, though buldgeoned by evidence to the contrary, that we can live aloof in the future, however much injustice or aggression may occur elsewhere in the world. Among'those who think thus arc a Number of congressmen who, if they are in office when treaties of peace and peace'organization are negotiated, could nullify the will of the majority. One announced purpose of the 'AUWO is to oppose election or re-election of isolationists. ' .• , Heretofore tho forces of isolationism have' been better organized and move vocal than the unofficial groups which now form the AUWO. Under a unified leadership, they have been able to make themselves beard even though their doctrines could find no substantial backing from either party- Now at least it' seems likely that the other side of the story can be circulated wit lithe same intimacy and informality used so successfully by the isolationists. Of course there is always Hie possibility that such an association a.s th,e AUW.O could be perverted to'political ends, or. used as a cloak for some \n- sidious scheme. But the list of AUWO officers -and sponsors tends to banish that fear. ••' ,'•'•'' The list includes clergymen, educators, writers, lawyers, publishers, editors and business men of both parties. There is a high pleasure of distinction in their professional records, and their combined history of efforts for international peacp is one of uiianjmpiis cje T Nation. ; •• ' The AUWO has a decisive opportunity to consolidate public opinion behind the safest, most sensible plan for ending war, and to maintain effective touch with the men who will devise that plan. We hope that,the founders if the AUWO make the most of"that opfor- tunity, and we wish them well. Let no fool of ground once gained be l-elin- ; finished, not a single German escape through a line once established.—General Eisenhower,. Histgry Through the Hat Once agaiti we are .indebted to the h«t m(H)5jtry'($ trade journnls for an jt.em of ininqr \)\\(,' intriguing inforrm\- lion. Efirly in the war they informed us thai most. Panania hftls didn't come from Panama, but -Irom the Far East. Now, £s Hi? Allies push northward in Italy, we learn that Leghorn straws don't come from Leghorn at all, but from a small area near Florence. We also discover that Die hat people, thqiigh- they view the war largely in terms of straws ami hurl braid and buntal fibers, still arc'taking what is Ifiwvtn OS the long view. 'Hie inifolica- tioii' "Hal Life", for instance, slates thill "the things the hat trade'wants most lie at the end of the long road— Japan, itself." To which we outside the irad'e can'say j\m'en. Piuai. victory and sennit braids, the end of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere and plenty of Toyo Panamas and Baiigkq^s—yes, it's going to be a great day,'whether you're a hatter or not. ' & Woki The Japs have a new war slogan, selected in n national competition. And from our very rudimentary knowledge of Japanese, we should say it's a good one—at lease from the American standpoint. The slogan, or college yell, is "Iki, ' Waki, konki, Sookekki." Icky as the Japs' propaganda line, wacky as their ideas of conquest, and conked out as they rapidly are becoming, it seems to sum up the situation pretty well. We aren't sure about "Sookekki," which is probably among the items yet in store for the little buck-toothed men. (Actually, the slpgan means "Spirit, hanniny, stamina, tola! action," in case anyone is interested-) Another Reason Police must prepare for "the bloodiest and most costly crime wave in history" after the war. Edward J- Hickcy, Connecticut statp police cnmnn'ssioncr, warns, 'with the ever-growing- number of juvenile delinquents graduating into the criminals of tomorrow." That is a warning which our postwar planners)—federal, state, local and private—-.should 'read and heed. For it's still true that "Satan has work for idle hands to do. 1 ' And it's' also true that the fullest possible employment will be of more help than all the policemen in the world. Wrap Them WeII It's i)0.t going to be a very merry Christmas for anyone concerned if Hie gifts V>;hich you're now so lovingly selecting for your service man overseas arrive smashed—or not at all. And ttial'.s what's likely to happen, according to the postmaster general, if they aren't wrapped strongly. Package mail takes an awful banging between your house and its overseas destination. So keep the package of shoebox size, but make the box of woo.4, metal, or fiberfoard, securely wrapped. And no shoeboxes! •SO THEY SAY Unless ample, equitable distribution of work Is provided between the discharged war workers and the demobiilzcil veterans, there is great (Jnn- ger of Irritation, friction and serious trouble between these two gro«|>s.—Mayor LaGuardia of New York. SATURDAY, AUGUST in, foe Some Thing—Only Different ,4SID TODAY' Wonder they're 6pin6 to strike riext ? " SIDEGUNCES "Ob, don't mind, fellows;; guess 1 forgo!. to Icll you brought my wife iilony to the convention!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson. WHICH WATER RUSHED ATINTERWLS CAN A BASEBALL CATCHER WEAR ANY SiZE AND \MEI6Hr' GLOVE HE WISHES'?" ' 6-19 home Uirm those fancy studio pictures. They're more personal, don't you think?" Although \ve use both artificial and natural light every day, no one knows \vhat'light is. Au automobile uses 50 per cent '.ess giis at 30. miles an hour than !t does at 00 miles pgr hour. Petrified irees nre found In liie uppprmpsl layers of the rock 'monuments in Monument Valley,'Utah. NOTICE JO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may b« ruining your property. Call mt f<x check-up without cost or obligation. HATS/ MICE AND ROACH CONTUOt GUARANTEED WORK * t H. C. BLANKENSH1P U* t, Keulnckj HM Liquid for Malarial Svmptorftt. FLY IN 6RE4TSWARMS AT TIMES FROM THE U.S. TO BERAdJDA... 6OO MILES OVES WATER. ANSWER: Yes. Bui the i;lovcs 01 all other pU^c-is carry re- slrictions. '-. t . V--* -"~^"*< NEXT: They dldirt want rubber iires. CONClBTB STORM SEWEJH ALL' SIZES' Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Qscepla Til^ & Culvert Co. Phone 691 ' OsupU, Ark. In Hollywood 11Y KliSKINE .JOHNSON NI'.A Sluff Correspondent Jitciy Gflrlnucl, the little girl from irnnd Rapids, Minn., who sang 'icr way to motion picture stardom, went to work ycsterdny i" icr fh'st straight dramatic role. There isn't a sing In t)ie entire picture. She doesn't even hum. "It's'something I've been wanting to do for a long time," Judy said ns she looked into her dress- ng room mirror and smeared lipstick on her mouth. The' picture is M-G-M's "The Clock." It Is (lie story of a New York secretary who " accidentally meets n soldier beneath the big clock in Grand Central. The soldier has a two day leave'. They fall in love and spend the 48 hours together. Robert Walker plays the soldier. ''It's the greatest love story I've ever read" .huiy said. "It's so simple. It lias such little talk It's almost like a silent movie." With Judy'doing her first straight drama lie role, we couldn't resist asking if she had seen Dennna Our- bln's first dramatic part. "Christ- mns Holida Judy 'and Dcauna. )ur Boarding House .with^ Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R Williams Shoes are cosily— liave them renewed where c;> aclhi£ care combined with super_.. _. lative workmanship insure their being properly repaired. Every style of repair Is made here —RIGHT! WITH BR1LLIAWT TAKE THEM HMe FEUDED os t\K& BROTHERS/—TO6ETHER. \VIE\E BEEN! SCORCHED BV THE AND SHrXREO "THE OF FKVE'S E\JILDf\R.TS/ BUT WE'SE DRWSJEO THE COP FOR Trie TR»P TO SELL BOW AT M£ /V3A.1KJ.' I'LL CHf>-RGE THIS TQ TAE T|N\H I FELL but OF UHKT COPV you mny remember, made their .crcen debuts together in nn M-GM short. But studio executives lik- ;d 'Judy better, nml Dennna's con- .rnct was not renewed. "It wns a good picture," Judy said, "but not for me. Too morbid; But Deamia gave a swell performance." DAKKEK ,VNl) HEAVIER Universal and Metro got the idea of casting their top singing stars in non-musicals at just about, the same time. But "Christmas Holiday" was filmed first because Judy was busy working in other pictures . "I've lei my hair go back to Its original color and I'm five pounds Heavier than I was ,1 few months ago." she said. The studio had made her lighten her brown hair for a sprics of technicolor pictures. "H looked almost green to me," she said. She was gaining weight Ue- causc she finally had licked her insomnia. ' Judy's Insomnia a couple of months ago was really something. "I couldn't get to sleep until V and 5 o'clock in the morning. Nerves, I giicss. I drank hot' milk and rend books on how to go to sleep and nothing happened. I last my appetite along with it' And then I started losing weight." How did she cure it? "I just stopped worrying about It," she said. "And v.'hen I stopped worrying I went to sleep." "Getting back to "The Clock," Judy said she probably hart to act inore In those Andy Hardy pictures than in this one. "I was 22 and married and portraying a 15-year- old lovesick kid." shp said.' Brother—that really took some acting". Two other ambitions have come true for Judy recently. She recorded her first song the other day with Bing Crosby. They wnrblert some Old Gersehwin tunes and a new Harry Warren number. A VIN-UP KOK THE BOYS The other—she finally found a photograph she liked to scud to soldiers as a pin-up picture. A friend look It with a little snapshot camera up at Del Monte, Calif., during n week's vacation. "The studio photographs were lop glamorous." she said. "The soldier's keep writing me that I remind them of the girl next door. And then I had to mall them one of those oomph pictures. Tills one looks like inc. I gave the studio the negative and they're going to print them up in small snapshot size instead of big 8 by Id's. They HflLTCRS QUflLlTY SHOC SHOP i 121 W. MfllN ST. WHISK1Y On Hand At ALL TIMES MARTIN'S WHISKEY STORES 112 W. Main 420 W. Ash SPECIALS! RUM—Pints 1.50 —Fifths 2 50 BRANDY (values to 5.50) Fifths $3 GJN .1 ....... ........ ; Fifths 3.§q ARKANSAS GRAPE WINE 40c PER BOTTLE BARKSDALE MFG. eo. Blylheville, Ark ,..,. . ; ,, , . . . ......... First Biography of America's Great General l, 1C44. Ann \V<ioJ\ynril »llll<r| SEA Service, I fl'ORIJ) WAR H XII T7ISENHOWER' was placed in charge o£ the organization ol Ihe Philippine Air Force. He designed Ihe fields and outlined training' plans. He helped establish the Philippine Military Academy and wrote (he Commonwealth Defense Act which used the Swiss universal military principles lor a \ model. As it was necessary for him to fly around the islands in mapping out strategy, he decided it would be a good idea to add flying to his many talents. A firm believer in Ihe future of air power as one of the decisive factors in warfare, he studied aeronautics and became an expert pilot at the ago of forty-seven years, wilh more than three hundred hours to his credit in the Philippines. He played a major role wilh MacArlhur in planning the defenses of the islands which were destined to give the Japanese armies such stubborn resistance in the Second World War. It was Eisenhower who devised the hidden airfields there. He flow constantly back and forlh to Corregidor, and over tho Jungles of Bataan, and was a familiar figure on the streets of Manila. < * • «"T)En TAG," which MacArthu and Eisenhower find predicted, came on Sept. 3, 1939 on the other side of tho globe W;orld War II flamed into aclion MacArlhur and Eisenhower listened over the radio as the new,, came to them and examined tlic official dispatches laid before them Hitler's troops had invaded Po land, and had thrust into Pomera nia, Silesia, and East Prussia,' tc the city of Danzig. Prime Mmlstci Chamberlain announced in Par liament that a slate of war cxislec look more like photographs Irom between Groat Britajn and Gcr Tiony; Australia and New Zea- and followed with their declarn- ions; France declared a slate of var; Canada came into line. The United Stales proclaimed neutrally. In the ensuing days Russia nvnrled Poland and Finland. Lieutenant-Colonel Eisenhower vas ordered back to the United Slates, \yhen he left the Philip- lines on Dec. 13, 1039, Genral JvlacArthur grasped his hand nd wished him'great success in he days to come. President Que:on personally conferred tipon Ei- ienhower the Distinguished Serv- ce Cross of the Philippines. We find Ike aboard ship, cross- iig the Pacific on Dec. 13, 1939, en route 'to the United States. On Tan. 16, 1940, he reported at the Presidio in San Francisco and 'remained on temporary duly at leadquarlers with the 9th Coast Artillery until Feb. 2. He joined :he 15th Infantry al Fort Ord, California, and accompanied this regiment to Fort Lewis, Washing- 'on, as regimental executive officer until Nov. 30, 10-10. His movements were rapid as defenses were set up along the Pacific Coast. We find'him chief of slaft of the Third Division at Fort Lewis from Nov. 30, 1940, io March 1, Iflll, when he bccninc chief of slafT of the Ninth Armj Corps. On March 11 he was appointed full colonel. Colonel Eisenhower was back at San Antonio, Texas, as chiei of slnft of Ihe Third Army, on June 24, 1941. During Ihe fal he was • com maneuvers in' Louisiana, under Qoncral Krueger wilh 220,000 men. His side won through brilliant strategy and Ihe use of armored forces. General Krueger declared, Elsenhower's commani to have been superb. At the eni of maneuvers", Eisenhower wa promoted to the temporary rank o brigadier-general on Sept, 29 1911./r .:,•.•...:.";;.::;....:.'..:„„.;. "Keep your eyes on Ike," Army men prophesied. "He will be a major-general in six months." Their predictions were to come true. Ike was called to Washington and made chief of the Wai- Plans Division on the War Department general staff on Feb. 16, 1942. In April he got his wo slars when President Ro&se- elt nominated and the SenaN onfirmed him as a major-geneti Ic was designated as Ass :iriet of Staff in charge of (lie Operations Division, Office of the :iiief of Stall, on April 2 and was eaded for higher honors within lie next few weeks. * * * CURING these first months while Eisenhower was helping build in army, Hitler's blitzkriegs in Suropc were sweeping everything before them. The Germans over- an Denmark and Norway, invad- •d Holland, Belgium nnd Luxembourg, and conquered France. They marched inlo Paris and took possession. Italy with its ten-year lliancc had joined the Axis. The ialtlc of Britain was being fought n the air, wilh London uiidorgo- ng terrific aerial bombardments. Yugoslavia and Greece had been nvaded. The Axis forces in Libya were driving toward Egypt. Eisenhower wns in Texas when he Japs struck at Pearl Harbor ind the Philippines on the fateful Dec. 1, 1911. Worn out after a terrific day's I work, he had left word that was going to take a nap and rt riot be disturbed. His ordci startled by the news coming over the radio, hesitated in awakening m. Eisenhower had "become known as "Alarmist Ike" because of his constant predictions. He was convinced that Ihe United States must enter World War II, but he thought that the first attack would come from Europe. His orderlies finally muslcrcd up courage, knocked on his door, and delivered the message. Ike sat, up and listened, his face tense as he looked straight ahead. His only remark was, "Well, boys, it's come!" NEXT: Commiudlnff Genera); F.uropc.ui Theater.

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