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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 21, 1944
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?AGI rom H..W. m*aim,;V+ •AMCTtt. ». NOBM8, t i. 'OM»B, 'idttrN •ott, w Tart. Df AftanOM tttkMnd '!• ieooM eti» aaMte •ffitt »t MjthftYlll*, AtbtDNI, , Oetobcr •, 1117. ' *t tin poM- Mt oi OM- Btnred by tbt B0B8ORIPTION RA ' By tuatet In tt» dty ol wek.' or He per menu. •jr ouut wmun • ndiu* of 4* aim, MM 4* •mi. WOO for «Ut monthi, »l.OO for flint mcaUu; •«y a»tt oufckrt 60 oil* BOM TUJM pa J«*r payable in An Open Letter To BAApPefso'hhe'i L&t's stop malting a race tra'ak of Chickasawba Avenue. Almost every 'day some one of you races madly down Hint thickly populated area . •. . so fast that should another car come into Chickasawba J Ave- Vitie from a side street it would be impossible to avoid n'serious collision . . . or should a child step into the street it might be killed instantly. ; Several times recently two or,more cars have been seen racing madly dov?n the 'Avenue . . . last Friday night ai dusk, three cars were 'racing with elich 'other, passing the comer b'f Madiaon and Chickasawba at a speed above 40 miles per hour, maintaining this speed uiitil they passed 'the High School. The drivers of those cars were most fortunate that no other cars were driving on the streets . . . each o'f 'those di'ivers,_ should they be iJossessed of n conscience, would be sorry 'for the rest of their lives if another cat- hnd moved in from a s side sti'eet . . . -an -accident would have been inevitable. Each of you committed 'a "sei'iou'st crime by your foolhardy conduct . . •, each of you deserves a punishment 't'ha't you will not get as you were traveling too fast for four eye-witnesses to catch your number's- The wearing of a soldier's unifrOm, even tho it be graced with silver or gold bars, does not give you the right to ignore all moral and constitutional laws. If you have no consideration for your own life, at least yon can have compassion for the lives of innocent children and, by-standers. The Underground Emerges :-The French Underground,' which went into 'action with t|ie Normandy landings, is now in a .position to .play a decisive part in the liberation o'f France. For the two great Allied drives • are'aimed at the interior, where Underground resistance 'apparently has been : fiercer and organization more elaborate than in the coastal regions. • If Jhe Underground did nothing i more than co-operate with Allied troops in/each city and village '.that they | reached, the help would 'be of tremendous value. For these trained Underground soldiers—many of them army men' who chose to battle the Nazis at home when escape to Africa might have been possible—'forth a ready-madH espionage and reconnaissance imit. They can advise Allied commanders of enemy strengths and weaknesses. They can warn of snipers ami mine fields, and very'possibly can assist in keeping the enemy off balance in the event of rapid retreat. But the Un- alone would mean much. But the Un- dei ground can-also give much help in the quick reorganization of civil gov- thus saving the advancing armies time iind personnel. Nor 'does the help end there, For the Marquis cintrol much' territory in the Kills of central France. This will be on the escape route both for the Nazi forces facing the new advance from the south and for Uiise evacuating 'Southwestern France- IT the partisans can be supplied with rifles and machine giiris by air, they could well make the Nazi retreats slow and costly. The cam'paigiv in 'France already has show;) the difference between Die French and 'Italians uniler .similar circumstances. The Italians were disheartened and disillusioned, sick of war and fascism, more tori) by factional disputed than Were the residents of itielro- 'pblitflh Fi'Riice. Bn't for'the Wench. Underground the war is only now approaching its'climax. 'Flic Underground fighters have reached ihe last mile on their road to liberation, a road down which they have la- Iib'red Uirdtigh humiliation and tragedy, bill 'with infinite patience and cimning, fdf four years. These ; laboi's did much to pave the way for the 'successful invasion. • But they are hot finished, and will not be finished until the 'Underground has completed its work, and with it one of the noblest chapters in French history. Wrong Tattles : Severnl thbii'sa'iid workers at the Electric Boat 'Co., in 'Groton, Conn., where 'submarines are built for the Navy, 'lurried down a strike vote by a 4-to-l majority. So their union called the strike anyway. The union is the Shipbuilders and frfai'iric Union, ah incle- 'p'endeht. The intie'peiiddrits have been asking foi' fne'fhb'fersh'ip on the Natio'rial 'War ija'bor Board arid greater consideration •gehethlly. The request is n .just one. 'But they can scarcely hope for public 'br;gb'veriime!itai sympathy by impeding war production against the wishes of the workers. The union officials should realize -that responsibility and good will are often the prerequisites of privilege. M'inor Revolution There are those among us who fear that'oiii' Russian ri!ly : >iieniis to change the 'face and political structure of pbst- wiiir. Europe. It may comfort these fear- fiii"6nes to learn of some changes that the Russians 'have begun at home: Several recaptured cities in the Ukraine have 'been given new names. Ta'rnopol, for instance, has been changed to Tei'hopol. And Cxertkow (pronounced Chertkov) has become Chort- kov (pronounced Chortkov). The revolution may be under way. iiut it certainly is proceeding in low gear. _, •tOTWYSAT infamies 'forces which were Rdvnndng northward have 'adjusted their lines soulhwmd, anil now have 'consolidated their positions in the rear.—Tokyo radio. The substantial territorial losses we have sus- Inlncd during the past two years have, of course, influenced 'our food situation. We must produce on bur own nallve soil most of what the people •n<*ed for : food.—Qoebbels. • » w •• The wbril ami honor of Japan 'cannot be trilstec!.—President Roosevelt. * » » Our knowledge nnd techniques have to advanced thai men who would have riled under procedures 6f even n year ago will not only live but will be restored "lo full health without disability or mutilation.—Mnj.-Gen. Morrison Stayer, chief 'U. 'S. surgeon in Mediterranean area. MONDAY, AUGUST-21,1944 __ ^BoardingHouse mthMajorHooplfe Out Our Way * THIS CURIOUS WORUfr <*gjj$ ! TlltS FOR VEHtCUES WERE INVENTED IN LONDON, IN 1876, -BLtr THE PUS Lit TURNED DOWN ON THE THEORY WEAR SHEER STOCKINGS TO MAKE THEIR LE&S LOOK • BARE, OR PAINT THEIR BARE LE6S TO LOOK LIKE SHEER., , ' SYLVIA PLUSHNICK, BrvsfXf A/em J a-2i •••••-. NEXT: How much food would you lie'cd, living oh 'the rnooh? In Hollywood tl y KUSKINE JOHNSON NEA Sfnff 'Correspondent When fully dressed, Paillette Gocldard is the least dressed wo- han in Hollywood. But yesterday she was so dressed up she could linrdly walk. 'Or bronthe. "I ran linrdly wait," she chuckled, "to get hom c nt night and pull myself into a nice, tight girdle." Paillette was all dressed up in a Gainsborough gown for her latest movie, "Kitty," In which she plays a 1180 guttersnipe who becomes a duchess and one of the richest women in England. Marrying a couple nt rich KCIIIK en route. She was wearing n tightly cor- sotcrt and steel-banded gown which bound licr in and pushed her up, down and out in certain vital zones. Her waist measurement, she said, was four inches less thnn "when I let myself so." Her hair was powdered and vny up on her head Paramount, had done n great job of concealing the Ooddard charms, "nut 1 like it," she said. "Gives the boys n chnnce lo use their Imagination." Utit. leave it to Paulettc. She's still taking no chances. As the guttersnipe who works as a model for the artist Gnlnsboroiigh, she's .always cither just taking off her By J. INFOTUl "THE SOYS AT THE } ^ OWLS Ctua, T^E HiT THE JACKPOT .' vAs^~DISCOVERED A DINOSAUR EGG.' : SOU-—AFTER. TrVEWftN OUTOM THE HiGrtf, THkT'5 YI, TUtS REST WHSK6 T. ^> OF THE 6ELOI-J6,ALOi^6- SIOE we . CAVOOHJ I THOUGHT V II n WASOMEO' II 1 t>^^l"ID^. 1 >/g4 m HES RUIMEP ./ //!**• to 6WIKJG A MILUOM-' DefvL WITH k IHEY'RE COWM (M THERE .'V GOT WAR TIME ^dtry;;!^ Making 'the •! nfraduction 'Forma 1 (sig.ii-d(mMni SIDB OUNCES 'How's'the serial•nbotit (lie poor widow wilh.ilfe'broken bsSlibftj: leg'coiiiia^?-Also my Aihn6rV'-yfaH ml wrote some articles -for!m'ag'a'- Incs. • • •' The portion above the water com- irlses only one-eighth of the total liilfc'of'an Iceberg. , Peffoteurit'JelltiJtiifWittt loreul Morolliiebetween Ummbimil inB'. • ws' %«?, t ™>' ».," o ™'l^;." flrie Ecr ntiQ tlie ahier.'uwg fibres bro' -„-.-.--. Mih qtiaUty. Scathes diaper i. ~ ' K/spes and rnluor tiui -lie Lie trtule BUe ODly I Dr. J. L. Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may be i-binlhg your property. Call we fo» check-up withMt cost or obligation. BATS, MICE AND ROACH CONTUOL GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSHIP Iff T. Kentucky •"- •- -'----^- - •- - — ZSH FOE BALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL BIZEB . Cheaper Tbui BrMje Ltunbcr Osceola tile & Culvert Co. Kant'til Osctel*, -irk. Shoes are costly— have them re- yfcff'ed where OK- ac'tlnjj care combined with super - lative workrhan- jhip insure their being properly repaired. Every style of repair Is made here —RIGHT! clothes or just putting them ; on. MILl.AND—IN 'PANTIES Pauletle's boy [rieml in the picture, Ray Milland. also was al dressed up. Silk utilities, velvet coab aiid n powdered wig. There was even a beauty mark on his left cheek, Tlic .beauty mark was director JylH- ciiell Leiscn's idea He's a stickler Tor Authenticity. In fnct, Lcisen was being „_ authentic for this scene the studio had to hire a policeman to gvmrc a collection ol jade powder boxe nhcl perfume bottles on the set The collection, the cop said, wa valued at $25.000. Pnulctte was all n£og over her next overseas trip when she com plcles (his picture. She's going lo England this Utnc and also, sin hopes, to Prance. She said her las trip to China was wonderful ex cept that she was always eatim breakfast and never dinner. "Wi were flying all the lime. The worli was going one way and \ve iver going (he other. ' Every lime w stopped it ivns morning hnd w had breakfast." Ray Mitlrmd hnd proof that there arc even movie fans among the secretaries on a studio lot. One of them had Just sent him a poem. It read: "If I must rush to Timbiiektoo, Russia Or Alaska In search of you, I'll do H, darling, come whnt may. Milland, you make me feel lhat way." OWEN IS A DUKE Reginald Owen, the swell character actor who usually plays the father of screen glamor gals gets lo nmrry Paulettc In this one. He plays an English duke and she marries him, of course, only for h.'s money and his Utle. The shock of becoming a papa and too much port filially kills him and Paillette Is free to marry Milland, tlic guy she loves anyway. Constance Collier Is Milla'nd's scheming, gin-soaked aunt in the film. It's her first picture in five yenrs. "I went to New York for a two-week vacation," she said, "but I got so busy I couldn't find time to come back. 1 ' She worked on tho radio,, starred in a couple of plays Sprint ma Summer TUN f-UP Sate Gasoline , . . „_,„ Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T L SEAT MOTOR CO. ai w. A* riMM fin H-flLTCRS. QUBLITY SHOC StfOP 121 W. MS »N ST. WHISKEY Oh Hand At ALL TIMES MARTIN'S WHISKEY STORES 112 W. Main 420 W. Ash SPECIALS! RUM—Pints 1.50 —Fifths 2 50 BRANDYJvdlues to 5.50) Fifths. . . '$3 G| N -.'.:. ..-..:-..• .:.. v Fifths 3.50 ARKANSAS GRAPE WINE 40c PER BOffL'E •w '. 'i Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blylhcville, Avk First Biography 6f Artierica'j Great Genera! GENERAL: EUROPEAN THEATER XIII WHETHER the event makes the friori, or the man makes th'e event, is the conjecture of historians. With Gen. Douglas Mac- •Artlun- fighting to hold oflf the Japs swarming into the Philippines and the islands ot the Pacific, the question arose, Who will lead the forces against the Axis hordes who lia've conquered Europe and now threaten to invade both North and South America? There were many able generals in Washington, many of them having won renown in World War I. The nation faced the emergency of building a great army in the Quickest possible time. How the miracle was performed under Gen. George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff, the farm boy from Pennsylvania who had comb out of the Virginia Military Institute is a book for future historians. The Army's revilalization program needed a man. Five days after Pearl Harbor, General Marshall, a keen analyzer of potentialities in soldiers, sent for Eisenhower. He was informed that he was to lake over the War Plans Division, as Us chief, and was to formulate the grand strategy for all theaters ot operalion. His only comment ns he left General Marshall's office was, "Yes, they've given me a new job. I guess somebody must have told General Marshall I was a hot shot." _ With h shhig of lu's shoulders lip went away—to go to work. Sitting at his new post in Washington, the world became n huge chessboard before him. Watching every move, he sent strategic o'r- dors lo American commanders in Jx>th. hemispheres., . His_'pciietrat- ng vision gained immediate re- pect. They knew a master hand va's playing the game. President Roosevelt, recognizing Eisenhower's skill, rio'ininaled him "or the rank of major-general. The Senate immediately confirmed -t. Six days later the War Plans Division was renamed the Operations Division, and General Eisenhower was now at the head of what the War Department described as "the controlling nerve center of the Army." t * * "THE War Department, the Gen- 1 - eral 'Staff, and the White House were in conference day and night, finally the momentous decisior .vas reached—this was the man. Hfe measured up to all thelqualifi- caliohs of modern wnrfnre, had a genius In organization, was an expert with, tanks, n firm believer in air power, and the co-ordination of land, sea an'd air forces. 'He was a natural-born leader of men. General Marshall called Major- General Eisenhower to his cilice and said, "You're going over t» command the European divisions. When can you start?" Eisenhower, taken by surprise, swallowed quickly and replied "Tomorrow morning!" H is said lhat he received this appointment because of two reasons: First, his amazing record in getting things done; second, his strong advocacy of a Second Front Convinced of this necessity, he had worked out "practical plans' which were so plausible and brilliant that they commanded the attention of tho War Department Ike "talked it out" willi Mamie his wife, at their home in Washington. The responsibilities of the hew job were Hiscusiscd. He wa willing to undertake anything in the service of his country. Hi Wfe had full confidence in hi ability 'to 'carry out his 'plans; she hail JiVSd '\vith_him " '" " ears; she knew tho Eisenhower- haracter and determination. • * * * GENERAL STAF.F onic'ers in. Washington gave this word; picture of Ike's last meeting with hem. Snappily laying his plans wfore them, he said: "This is vhat it is. ... This is what we're, going lo do. . . . This is what vjx iced. . . . We're counting on yoi\ o see lhat we get it. Goodby!"|B We find him a few days later n England in secret conferences vith Prime Minister Churchill and he great military leaders on trie Jritish staff. His mission oslcn- tbly was lo help prepare a merger of United Stales and British Air Forces lo carry out bombing raids on the European continent. He vas reported in London with Gen. vtark W. Clark, on May 25, but was back in the United Stales on June 3 at a discussion of mili- ary and supply problems which was also attended by Lord Louis "Mountbaflen. Out of these and succeeding conferences came the first news .hat our nation was soon to throw ts power against Hitler's mighty 'orces for Ihe liberation of the conquered countries of Europe—• ;he armies of freedom were soon Lo meet, in decisive combats the armies of despotism. The official proclamation on June 25, 1942, read: _ i "The Wai- Department today announced tho formal establishment a European Theater of Opera j ...ns for United States fori-a.' Maj.-Gcn. Dwight David Eisc/h-- hower, formerly assistant chief'of; staff of the Operations Division of the General Staff, has been designated Commanding General, European Theater of Operations, with licadquarlcrs in London, England." i As Ike was leaving lo return lo England on the most challenging mission ever intrusted to an American soldier, he turned to General Marshall and said simply, "General Marshall, I haven't tried to thank you yet." "Don't try to thank me," Gen-' eral Marshall replied. "You go over and do Ihe job and we'll; have cause lo thank you." NEXT: The Man Behind the.' Soldier. . •

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