The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 22, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 22, 1944
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IBB IL ILLlCOUllil ttffB oocjtro itvpt .00. H.MT. , MQMMft Wtter JAMB A^OATKKa. AdTMtMng 8o>* Tat, Obtain Df ~ • toiired u ieeoiid tU»i t ,m£tt«»;»» »t, BlyttertU?, ArUoMj, n poll- Mt af Cfei- th> , By MRfer to tb« <aty wf KytfceYllJ*, it* nr •nk, or «o per mooih. •r null. •ithiD • ntttiu at 41 maw, KW Mr »•«•. n 00 for «lx month*. (1 00 for threo mmthi: mil* MM »W.oo p« jau TheJ^ight track at Last The political censorship section of Ifie.seldiei 1 vote bill was good for some laughs, but the joke was b'eginnJng to weal- thiii. So now the inevitable inotli- -fication of the measure has been voted „, by Congress. The ^Semite amendment!; do just what should have been done in the first plnce, They make certain that the soldier or sailor will get the same' sort of reading .matter available to him at home, limited only by the exigencies of war. They are going to let him see what, movies and plays are available, listen to the radio, and receive his private mail— including political 'literature — without interference. And they are going to dispel some unflattering and undemocratic infer| ences that existed in the original measure as drafted by Sen. Robert A*. Taft. It was hard to escape the conclusion, , under- Army execution of the original law; and that Congress regarded a citizen as radically changed when he put oft the uniform of his country. Congress seemed to think that he abandoned all independence of judgment with his civilian clothes. It appeared;, at least under the law's application, that the man fighting his country's battles should be protected from any writing inclined to excite discussion. Congress apparently felt that the seiviceman's diet of information should . be extremely bland— no roughage, no ^ condiments, and rrot much quantity. \ Senator Taft consented to and co- j- operated in the Senate amendments to ' the political censorship law, which is to " his credit But in doing so he blamed - the War Department for failure of the first measure, and suggested that the Army's over-literal application, of the law had been deliberately ridiculous, designed to discredit Congress and sway the election. This seems unlikely. If the original law had not been vague, flexible and ill-advised, its interpretation would not have been so silly. If the original law had not carried some stiff penalties for violation, the Army probably would not have been so zealous. Senator Taft also voiced some doubts about the War Department's political impartiality. This also seema unlikely. The War Department is headed by a distinguished, respected Republican statesman. The Army's chief of staff has never voted. Its officers are drawn fiom men of both parties. No, the sad truth seems to be that Congress pulled a legislative boner. The Old Refrain The Justice Department has recently blasted American railroads because of the higher freight rates which prevail in the south and west on several types of commodities. l{ talks of "ti ansportation monopoly" and "private conspiracies" and "discriminatory ^ rates." And while there may be much truth and/much righteous anger in what'the department says, there certainly isn't much 1 that is new. These,higher rates have existed for a long time., So has the deb'ate a« to whether tney^are just a plain evil or a necessary one. Numerous efforts have been made to correct the discrepancies, including a cohfe'rbnce of southern and western governors \yhich got nowhere. Last year the Justice Department m'nd'6 substantially the same charges against the railroads it is making now. Apparently nothing was done. And there is little if any new evidence in the current ; statement by Assistant Attorney General Wendnll Berge except a hint that "secret private agreements" of a monopolistic nature have been discovered. : ' ••'... What are these secret agreements, and what is being done about them Mr. Berge says that "either the log jam must'be broken by mandatory governmental orders prescribing lower rhtes, or else the industry's power to maintain its monopoly pricing must be broken." Certainly the governmnot has power to do either where illegalities are involved. One might wonder where the Interstate Commerce Commission has boon during:, all this. The ICC fixes maximum freight rates. If the railroads are violating these rate ceilings hiitl have b'e'en these many years, it would scent that the time for tirades is pnst and the lime for action is here. i\ir. Berge puts the chief blame for the industrial under-devclopment of the west and the- south on the railroads. He charges that tlieir high freight rates have precluded industrial expansion and have No ha'histrung present industry as to maintain a low living standard. It is hard to discover any logical reason for the railroads' doing this, since it obviously would threaten their future prosperity. American railroads have done a tremendous job these past three years gettiiig men -and supplies from camp and factory to seaport, and thence to battle'. They have done this in spile of snor|ages. , That is fact, and not an attempt to forgive them any illegal practices. But it does seem as if the Justice Department should either translate their accusations into ; specific charges and do something about them, or else resist the temptation to yell "monopoly" and let it go at that. < SOTHirtAY Hell, ili is Is more of n vat race than a battle. — Lt.-Oen. (j€.?i'jje S. Pnlloii Jr., 3rd Army rom- nmiider In Fi'nucc, • » * We know these Ynnks nnd they will get us \Vlicrc we arc siipixucrt ta bo. Thai's the Iilg thing In pavachullng. It's a bad show It you do not know where you are when yoil come clown.— British paratrooper en route lo France. In American glider. • • * This Is a draw for life. If I get home I got n good chance lo come out of this thing alive. If I stay, If they miss my number, I'm liable to Bet hell shot out of me,— Soldier In South Pn- clflc tuvnlilnsj drawing for furlough names. •i • » Japan's "printing press" pesos hnve deteriorated until they are worth only half ns much ns Hie "typewriter' 1 pesos Issued by the guerrillas.— Fofclgii Policy Association re|»rt on tile Philippines. • . * • In the years nhcad will come the test to de- tcmiine whether Ilic lessons of this war have been taken to heart and incorporated In our nation's doctrine or whether we shall dissipate Ihe niilltary strength of America through the same sort of p-vcliological disnrmnnvent vriitch frittered nvvny our power at the end of the first World War.-UciU.-aen. Ben Lcnr. TUESDAY,"AUGUST 22, j Lots of permit' say. she'd be n success in opera, but'her', • ItuUier niun.doil'l know any people in lhat business to 1 :' .help her yel started I 1 ; ~ " - - ^"----J THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson• IP WE LIVED ON THE 6)(S DAY — WOULD BE * EQUAL. LENGTH TO TWO WffKS ON AND THE NIGHTS' WOULD ALSO 8E TWO WEEKS LONG. ' .^MOST INSECTS A Hint to the Postwar Planners IN „'<•, YOUR w AMP STOP/ iT such a dull person No« I staj home and ' play records •and rend. It's more (un anyway. There Is a boy stie likes.. She hopes to marry, him some (Jay. He's an old school friend. "But he's in the Army. When lie gels to linvii we go dancing. Not to night clubs but to places where there's room to dance." 'Maybe you've been wondering about the title of that sermon Barbara preached. It \Vns "The Secret or a jf.appy Ufc." Dr. J. L Guard Optometrist at /r* • > • .jJi Guard s Jewelry 209 W. Main •/ (-AYE6S.5, SUP THERE /IRE ' A FEW ECEPTIONAL S A FEW EXCEPTIONAL SPECIES T, pi. R[0. U. S. PAT. CFf. .8-22. Wne&e's -ELMER P ^ANSWER: La Paz, capital of Bolivia. NEXT: Oysters,oil the whole shell. In Hollywood 11Y KUSKINE JOHNSON Nl-!;\ Slaff Correspondent Hollywood lilted its eyebrow; not long ago when Paramount studio's latest blonde candidate for movie stnrdom preached a sermon nl the Enst Long Beach, Cnlif.. Methodist Church. Tinised on publicity s!tints, Gla- morvlllc figured this was anollibr one. But rnther ill-advised, the town agreed, [or a 24-year-old blonde movie starlet wlih « p.'iir of trim legs and n comc-liHher smile. It was no publicity stunt, though. Bnrbnra Brit ton jtist happens to be a very unusual, intensely serious young inciy. "Probably the dullest person In Hollywood," she told us. Barbarn just doesn't do any of the things movie starlets arc supposed to do—or what their press agents claim they do. She's been to only one Hollywood party. She doesn't get herself engaged every other week. She doesn't clrink and she doesn't smoke. She doesn't like night clubs. She doesn't know how to play gin rummy. But she's :\ wliiz. she sixys, nt dominoes. On the screen, though, Barbara )ur Boarding Home mth Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams 6GAO,S.|R! LUC14V FORDS BDTU VOU CAME CHUG6IN6 00 HOT DHE»A M^ A.M IS.T'M. ELECT THIS" TRMJEL TO PEEL THE .PQLVTlCM. PULSE OF MV OB,T GUE5S60VOU 1 £. Bis MANi I. t SPIEO you UNDER THW TREE, BUT X DiOM'T RftEL\7.e \40\M BIG ' NOW T HAD A -S-S-ST.'.JUST LOOK AT THOSE OC\iS. iVEGOT 70CO5OMETHIMG-- ME TH 1 SCISSORS >YCXJ HOLD HIM: NO, YOU HOLD HIM.' I BROUGHT THE PRUKJ- IMG SHEARS/ THEY'D GOOD SCISSORS--SUCH LOWG WEGLECT MAKES 'EM SO TOUGH THAT ITS ALMOST LIKE DE-HOSMMG A COW.' SOCIAL STRA.TUM .' - VJHV MOTHERS'SET GR6Y is doing all rlglit. After three years playing bits she's co-starred with Ray Milland in the soon-tobe-re- leasea "Till We Meet Again." Now she's sharing feminine honors with Linda Darnell in "The Great Join U," Ihc movie Bing Crosby is producing for Unitcrt Artists. WAGON HITCHED TO OSCAR ."A tot of people in Hollywooc think I'm a prude," Barbara said "I'm not. I've hitched my wagon to an Oscar. Once you liecome a star in Hollywood you're supposcc to shun night clubs and parties But when you're on the way up everybody expects you should g out every night and knock yoursel out trying to be a glamor girl. The say yon should be seen with tlv right people at the right places Well, I'm going to do it the hare way—as an nctress. not as a socia butterfly." Barbara figured the studio would n't approve when she was invite to preach that sermon. She taught Sunday school before a Paramount FOB BALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES , ' Ciinper Than Bridge Lumber Oscepla Til* & Culvert Co. Phone (91 OMeoIa, Ark. Shoes are costly— have them renewed where exacting care com- Wnert with superlative Tvorkman-_ ihip insure tlieir being properly repaired. Every style of repair Is made here —RIGHT! u.i v. MRJN -ST. NOf JCE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may b« raining: your property. Cail me foV check-up without cost or obligation. BATS, MICE AND:ROACH CONTHoi GUARANTEED WORK "* H. C. BLANKENSH1P IW E. Kentucky 23H WHISKEY 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 GIN ,i ., , ; , . . .,,Fifths 3,50 ARKANSAS GRAPE WINE 40c PER BOTTLE Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blythcville, Ark kll • first Biography of America's Great Genera! lyrist, 1MJ, Ann WnoJiyard jllllcri , GlulrlliultJ, SEA StrHcf, Ine tnleut school scout saw here in n high play. "I didn't tell them anything about it." she said. "They heard about U a couple of days later. And 1 don't think they liked it." Barbara said she y had been to night clubs n couple of times, "t thought they were sttipitl," she said. "I'd much rather go to a concert or a movie." Slie ordered n drink once. too. she said. A Tom Collins. "I didn't like it. I drank half of 11 and then switched to cokes." Since coming to Hollywood, though, Barbara hds lived alone. When she tirst started work at Paramount slie lived at the Studio Club for Girls. Now she has a bachelor apartment. "My aunt h'vcs In the same building and we cat together." she said. > THE WOLVES QUIT HER Except for an occasional concert or movie. Barbara doesn't go out much. "The Hollywood wolves," she laughed, "stopped asking me for dates \vlicn they discovered I was Spring »nd 8nmm«r TUHS-UP Save Gasoline . . . Sare Tires. Gel All-round Better Pcrformancel T 1. SEAT MOTOR CO. Chrjtier Dealer P«rti A Bcrrtet tm THE MAN BEHIND THE SOLDIER XIV pENEHAL EISENHOWER had ^ three major problems facing jiiin in establishing the European Theater of Operations. The first was the training of United States troops; second, Hie establishment of close co-operation between the personnel of British and American armed and civilian services; third, preparations for future actions. He discovered that his first job in England was to defeat deaflism. The Britons were thrilled by the arrival of the Americans and would fight with them to the ends o( the earth if necessary. The question, however, was, "Is this the right time?" This question, too, was in the minds of the Americans. The tremendous successes of the Axis on the continent and its striking power hod created the myth o£ the invincibility of Hitler. General Eisenhower, addressing his own soldiers, declared, "Pessimism and defeatism will not bo •tolerated. Any officer or soldier who rannol rise above the recognized obstacles and bitter prospects that lie in store /or us has no recourse but to ask for inslan release from this (heater. And i he shows such an altitude anc doesn't ask for release he will go home anyway." His western fighting spiri aroused the morale of his boys They went through the grueling weeks of training with a die" determination. 'do o rpHE British officers found in •*• General Eisenhower a man they could work with. Brilliant mlli ; tary men, old warriors who ha ibeen through many campaigns • recognized in this man who hac 'never lotighl n haltle- a great mill Uary stialeeist.. • • ' The Nazis taunted the Allies in adio broadcasts: "You've had to nd a German named Eisenhower o do it." Iron Ike laughed at the jibes. It vas 300 years since the Eisenhow- rs fled from Germany to escape :ie same oppressions and pcrsecu- ions the Nazi were inflicting on onqucred peoples today. The ighteous vengeance of his forc- nthcrs was in his blood. Through enturies of intermarriage with ^colch-Irish, Holland Dutch, Sw nglish, many strains hod cnterec nto his veins. In assembling a competent staff cncral Eisenhower, .who was advanced to the rank of lieutenan general on July 9, had under liin .hree old friends in whom he )laccd implicit confidence.' Lieut.- Andrew Spaalz as his ai chief; the then Maj.-Gcn. Mark W. Clark as head of ground opera tions; Maj.-Gen. John C. H. Lei as supervisor of supply. "Ike," a doughboy at heart, in sisted that his troops be kcp happy. They were arriving wit unprecedented speed; their spirit inust be maintained as they be came acclimated to a new worl while being rigorously trained fo the bailies ahead of them; the must be given relaxations an recreations. The general demanded that the be given as many of the "comforl of home" as the conditions woul allow. His love for his soldiers a' ways was foremost. They in relur demonstrated their love for Ik declaring him fo bo "a regula fellovy, just like the rest of us. I is like our own fathers back hon and treats us as it we were h own sons." While solving the problems these soldier boys with huma devotion and practical commo sense, he overlooked nothing th lie felt would make them happ He Knew neither vace nor ey were all somebody's sons. lere were n large miriiber of egro troops stationed in England ' hose social opportunities were; •yerely limited by the lack oE, omen of their race. General isenhower remedied the situation y informing Col. Oveta Gulp obby, head of the WAAC, and eps were taken lo have a umber of Negro Great Britain. iS I GENERAL EISENHOWER'S nrst ljr victory was fo win the hear Is f his own soldiers and the British oldicrs and people. He established is headquarters in an bid rcno- aiecl London apartment building 'hich was quickly dubbed "Eiscn- ower Flat." His simplicity and his devotion 0 his fellow men, his intimate ouch with the common man, gave im somewhat the character of Jncoln. One Britisher remarked, We call him 'Ike,' but there's a ot of 'Abe' in him." The maintenance of good-will vith the British Allies the general onsidered of paramount inipor- ance. When rumors were <nali- ciously circulated to the effect that here was trouble between, the loyal Air Force and the United Slates Air Forces, the general called in reporters and declared, Time is short and United Slates soldiers must be trained to stand .he most rigorous operations. I im not asking you to take what J say because I might be wrong arjj 1 might even lie to you, but I W;K you to go around and see for yofir- self whether there is any friction oelween the R. A. F. and our Air Force. If there is one place where co-opcralion and collaboration is perfect, it is between the R. A. F. and the United Slates Air Force." With tremendous responsibilities on his shoulders, working day and night with indefatigable energy, dealing with his hundreds and; thousands of problems, he found time to act as a diplomat to both his troops and to the British. We. find him at Buckingham Palace onj July 8 in conference with King 1 George, nnd again on August 18,[ autographing a drum for a proud! American private. j NEXT: "Best likca and least 5Wi»l ,,,'<.

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