The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 23, 1944 · Page 4
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Publication:
Location:
Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, August 23, 1944
Page:
Page 4
Start Free Trial
Cancel

'I' IHI BLTTHEVILLl OOUMB HH . • ,< na OOOBIW mnn oa B. W. BAINM, PaUWMT IAMUBL 7. KORRM. MJIor JA1OB A. OATKNB, AdnrtWaf ,v BoU NMiou! Adnrtldnf fl*MMMiUtlf«i~ »aU»o« Wltm«r Oo, N» Torts. OfaUM* D*MM, Altai*. Utauthto. Brtrr Aftormoae BUM* . •Oto* »t BJyUi«Ylll«, , Ottober I, U17. m»tUi «i UM pa», uad*r tit «J O««- acmd UM flOBDORIPTION 1UTB0 Bj curler In th» city ol BUttuTill*, W* »w •Mir w Mo-per mtJtiUk •f null, within » rxllua of W o>Ut*, MM J*J l<wr, MOO for «fi monUu, 11.00 fur UITM tnocUx; i§y B*U ouUWe 60 mil* *oo* |10,<X> per IMI (•fable In .«JT»Bpt; — V: r - Return of 'the Prodigal Prodigies Well, we see where the Physical Fil- )iesE Boys, la(e of (lie Office of Civilian Defense, have popped up njrain in Die Federal Security Agency with a plan to save the nation, and a request for 235,968 taxpayers' dollars. Those arc the same bicipilal lads whose missionary zeal was frustrated three years a^o when the public loudly questioned the value of the services . of Miss Mayris Chancy, the dancer, in our fight for national survial. According to the FSA muscle builders, what N this country hocus is <i "physical fitnebb year" which, accord- mj^to^their plan, will (1) correct correctable physical fitness defects, (2) prevent pieveutahle defects, and (3) educate foi bottpi development. This obviously will banish the threat of socialued medicine and practically finish off the medical profession as it exists today. For once we arc corrected, pieveiHed and educated, oucc we start leaping to 0111 daily tasks from our compulsory,. regimented calisthenics like a nation of Pavlovas, all we'll need of the family doctoi is to bandage an occasional cut finger. It will be \sondcrful. Aiid lherc"s only one obstacle between these perfect specimens and <ui America created in their image That is n group of physically impel feet, uncorrecled, unprevenU ed coiiKieswien who control the national puise strings Maybe v c^'i-e crazy, but, our money is on the ifituml leprcsenlativcs and sedentary - senktorsr * •.,...£ *. , Pennies-for Thoughts 'r Itseemsthe Pullman peb[)ic have taken that coy circumlocution of the curious, "A penny foi your thoughts," and put il to work. Since March, 19-11., they have paid-out pennies'to the tolal of StsO.OOO to then employes for thoughts on how Pullman cars might be built or opjpialed moie efficiently. During that time they've icceivcd 96,545 sugges- ti&ns:aml adopted 1-1,089. ^Piobably we shall have to wait till after the \\ai for most of those M.08D boons to tiavelcis. Until then we only hope that the Pullman employes managed . to devise :i noiseless, btimpless coupling process (at least in Ihe dead of night) and also some sort of walkie- t4)kid auangemeiit by .which the pass- eg£ers with an upper may get in toticli \vith the porter and secure tlic ladder, evjun 'when he has lingered in the club car past the porter's bedtime. n arti not sure of convinced that Invasion will bejjieccssary but I do believe occupation of Japan w^ld be necessary to insure a winning pcacc.- Atjftil. Chester W. Nluittz. ' is » • » • jj/Ul ,'you have to do with Ihose Huns Is to drKe them up one hill and kick them down another nil the « a y lo Bcrlin.-Llcut.-Gen. Geji-ge S. Tatton Jr. ReproducHon in thli M l BmD ,f edliotUl •ther oemtupctB «•* not vtcttutU, meta encUntment bit ta to Mknowledtmem d !•• Itttti Im the cubjeoti tot nmt. Training For Youth The President lias expressed the wish that the American people would be thinking over the question of one year of combined civilian and military training foi' all young men between tlic ages of 11 and 23. No doubl the people will be thinking It over, quite (seriously, lint llic President slntcs the Idea only In general terras, find before nny final conclusion could be reached it would lie necessary to have framed a definite proposal setting forth exactly, what was Intended. The Mm of the President seems k> be a postwar use of the Army and Njivy fjicllUIra Unit, will exist throughout; the country for training Ihrtl would eml-.irty mililtuy discipline, vocation;!! principle niul the work camii, or CCC, experience,: lie notes cspci'lnlly iho yood rcsuH-s Uml followed the training'ol Uic CC'C camiw. He thinks the discipline, Ihe teamwork niul the out-. door living would lie highly Ijcnoflclnl in de-' vcloplng (umlllles of [jood eltl™nshli>. Perhiuis llic Btrongciil nriiinncnt Uml could be mndc for such training would lie ll:e Army's experience with (larftc.d men. At the outlet It wau necessary lo reject between 40 and 50 per cent of tlie men principally because of physical deled*. Many of these were'minor defect* that could be readily removed. Ijiter, when physical rcquire- incnls became less rigid, it was possible to reduce the rejections to about one-third, or soinc- tJiiiiK more tlinn 30 per cent. A year of training for all youth would of course lower such n percentage considerably further. It would Imvc additional values ol a prac- licfil kind In fitting young mun for llfcwork, and. if Hie necessity arose, for nillllnry tcrvlce. The question would be. whether lilmllur ad- vnulaecs might bo gained through use of the educational and other facilities the country now hns, whether flic cost of the training under Government sponsorship would. ii»t be nn mmcscs- sarlly added burden, and whether the proposed training would not head Into undue Government control over education and the Mutton's youlh. These nrc ' the Issues that would need to bo turned over In Ihe mlrids of the people wlio now are nuked to be thinking about Ihe year's cbm- pultory training. Hut the first step is that definite statement of .what the'. Admiiilslratlon hns In mlud. No doubt, the President will find oc- rasioii (o nmiillfy his views in the hear future: —Tlld KANSAS CI'IY STAR. * $0 tHIY SAY •^S»^^^,^ aMa ,,,^^^^_,^ J _^__^__ - __L •__ ' _^ nie iiopulntlon of India Is incrcnslng at n very alarming rate, about 6,OQO,000 yearly, but Uic recorded rrop output shows no comparable increases.—Enrl of Munstcr, . undersecretary of slate for India, . * » • It hnrdly seems possible because of the greal distances Involved lo deliver the same bomb tonnage on Japan as lias been delivered on German positions.—Adml. Oliester W. Nlmiu. ' » • » • Damn it, n'-nwn needs civilization b'nco In a wliile.-Sergt. Jim Smllh of Cleveland, O.', (uvalt- _ Ing drawing for furlouglis In South Pacific. • '• '•'' . V • • Women will either be out hoolln' It up or something constructive, so we have to do something to jiinke.lt so Iliey can work.-Moury Maverick, Smaller War Plants Corp. clmlrman. •. • • Alter the treachery of Prarl Harbor, no one coukl [wsslbly regard the establlshmenl of forward American biues well to the vvesl of Hawaii w evidence of aggressive Intcnt.-Sydiiey, Auslrulia, Morning Herald. * * •' • Brltnln's urcscnt scourge of robot bombs, those deadly aimless mlsclles of a frustrated Hitler, cnrry n grim foreboding to an America whose ocean barriers will no longer serve to protect us.-vLleut.-Gcn. Ben Lear. * * • i I will surrender when every one of our bullet* hns been fired and every one of our bayonets Is sticking In n German bclly.-Amcrlca,, cnplnln ol surrounded battalion In France, to'German . . . -Ml-lUfl Those Mill fighting ar< , m ,, (Imm ^vy have not the slightest hope and tl,rv kno«' It is futile to fight any longer-Germ™ prisoner m France SID1 GLANCES, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1944 • "Ladies, make your dreams come Iruc—a soft seductive charm, an irrcsislihle iillurc will he yours after using just one five-ecu 1 cake of Iliis beauty soap!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- LIVE ON A DIET OF 5HEI L FISH/ THEY .SWALLOW WHOJLE... AND HAVE NO DIFFICULTY DIGESTING THE HARD CALCAREOUS SHELL. It Sort of Spoils the Picture Ilollowjiy wus In Nuplos during the eruption of Vesuvius. "They were bombing the harbor at In same time," h c snid. "I ran and hid under a truck. Later I discovered the truck was .loaded with 'INT." ' • Nameless Hlaiue NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (UP! For many years a marble statue has rested on a shelf directly over the judge's bench at the superior courdibu.sc here, but nobody hns been able to find out who it represents. Guesses have ranged all the way from Daniel Webster to Plato. ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD" RECENTLY SAID, "'THE U.S. HARVESTS ABOUT 25O TONS OF HOMEV ANNUALLY." IT SHOUi-Ci HAVE SAID "3O,OOO T^OMS." T. «. BEO.U 8. PAT. Off.. . 8-i_. -_ : VI j f 5 * " ' NEXT: Cherbourg, annual invasion port. ,:'O.FTENTIMES,THE A4IN PLOT OF •;4 TRUE STORY IS A LIEj "A,j ''; AARS. GKWSE ISRAEL/ In Hollywood BV KKSKINK JOHNSON NKA Staff Corrcsponilo.nl Sterling Holloivay, the coiiiedlan with the sheep dog haircut who was the first actor to become a .soldier — Secretary Morgciithau picked number 1D2 out. of the Washington goldfish bowl and Sterling had it -^returned lo the movies today with a medical discharge. The official \apcrs said it was n kldncv ail- luiMil, bill •Sterling had a different version. "I'm show-shocked," lie said. Technical Sergeant Holloway, remedy star of Hie G. I. show "Hey. Rookie," was sent overseas lo provide inughs. Hc played closer to tlic trout lines than tiny civilian e;ilcrlnlners, performing within tivo miles of the monastery at Casslno while it was being shelled. In Africa and Italy he traveled Crt.OOO miles by truck, putting on three and four shows a day for Ihe G. I.'s. In his spare 1 time he dirt K. P., guard duly, and polished rillcs. i Bouncing around the foxhole circuit, being funny In (he rain, sing- said. "I've always been a ham but it's a lot different when tl\ey are throwing shells instead of ripe tomatoes." Movie fans can be grateful foi funny man Holloway's return lo the films and Uncle Sam owes him a great big vote of thanks for what he did in the Army. KNOWN'IN .THE KASBAII Holloway's- favorite story of his entire experiences happened in Al- Klcrs. "I didn't sec the movie 'Algiers,'" lie said, "so I decided to Imvc n look at the famous Kasbah ; "It, wasn't anything at all like the movie. It was [illhy with a smell Ihat Hollywood could never reproduce. A gal stuck her head ou a window and yelled, 'Why, Stcr ling Holloway!'. "t almost fell right on my face, Hollawny said. "U seems Ihe ga had once lived In San Diego am had seen a lot or my movies." The day lie reported to Los An gclcs' Fort MacArthur, his first or der WHS to "make' with Hi; comedy ln= in saml storms and danchu; in a «|g,"cMo r me lr nJ I ille?v! 1 \hc rtS finally sent him lo a linse , lc was vmmolfA ln p - rlvntc firs % Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way rt to l racJ, to the slates. 1 cracked up pliysicnlly." , e was nromoo o prvatc- V P ' rlai;s ' his com »' ! "«'"'e officer ESAO SIR' IT ACTUW.1.V IS- A>i'e&6 LfMD 8V A Pf^CfTOCERWOPS iW TlAS MEiSoioic ep.K.'— i>\ 11^ C1TV TO SELL AMD IF AGREEA.BLE,T'LL LECTURE O>i j^o.' w& SJ\MB T^E SOLD ROOnv TO A. CM^P LAST WEEK TO TAVX A>BOOT • ^\EDlES'/\^. AVOfxTS —~ IT TU(^^3ED OOT COWAMCHE . WHO ROOSTED IWTH6 LOBBY ALL MIGHT BEWMD A PALKV " T T» J. IU BEAUTIFUL- BUI ARE THE BUG PESTS , VEHV BAD AND EXPEMSIVE jp COMTROL? GOOD GOSH; Y THE ROAD TO SUCCESS-- \ OVMT HE JUST OH, AREM'T THOSE FLOlVER^ CV '^^THE /GORGEOUS?-LET ME READ TH\T TELEGRAM A&1M FROM THE A.M. COMPAMY.'-'OH, AlWT THEM BIRDS SN&W SSVEETLV/ "LET ME GO OVER. TH' COM- TRACT WITH TH' KATZE CCN1- PAWY AGIM-- OH, WHAT A BEAUTI FUL MCWMM.'-TAKE THIS LET- BEAUTY WITHOUT LOOKIM 1 PER TH' WORST SUCCESSFUL MAMS VACATION. 1 derert him 10 write, produce at. " c star in n O. I. show. | "Hev. Rookie" was the result. 1 everyone's amusement, hiclud( Holloway's. it ran 10 months at tl Belfi.'ico Theater in Lixs An^elc rolling up n profil of £600,000 to Ihe Army Relief Fund. Later was purchased by Cnhimbia for tl movie of Ihe same title. After Hi" show closed in Los rti j:elcs. Hollowny continued as I K^!>r overseas. CN STAGK TWO YKAIIS "For two year?." he said. "I \vi i-.n Rinse every minute of llic tim I got a 4-hour pass once, but bnd to on to a rndlo station for prosrnm I" recruit WACS. It w n wcnderful experience, thnue Th". O. I.'s are so grateful it w cmbarr.isjint." F.lcrlliiE said Ihe tovs alt h Ihrir favorite Hollywood pln-i pirls but. that ho iv.is n.skert . most about Olivia (ieHavilla "She's their No. 1 favorite," be s» Dr. J. L Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main t IV L \J W Guaranteed x Moothproofing Protects CLOTHING— RUGS—FURNITURE- DRAPES—BLANKETS—etc. Ask for the schedule of reasonable prices. HUDSON Cleaner—Tailor—Clothier ' FOB BALK CONCRETE ' STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheipcr Than Bridie Lnmbw Oaceola Tile & Culvert Co. Flume «»] OMwU, Ark. Shoes are costly — have them renewed where ox- acting care combined with supcr- latlve • workman- their being properly _ ip Insure cpalrel Erery style of repair Is made here — RIGHT! HflLTCRS QUflUTY SHO£ SHOP. ; 121 W. MB1 N ST. Buying Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blylhevillc, Ark DON EDWAKDS TIM *O1 in. (latlTB. OOKONA,' AMJ RZUlliil'njlt PUHTABJLB TTFkW tUTJUil iu ». IBS' «riiuarr raoira m (Krerr Tnu>ctloo Mint B. FALL PLANTING SEEDS WINTER WHEAT, BARLEY, OATS, RYE and HAIRY VETCH. Recleaned. High Purity and Germination. Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main. First Biography of America's Great General pjrlfiM, 1044. Ann "Woodward Mllleri DIxtrlliafM], NEA Strrlec, Int. Sprlnf »nd Rnmmcr TUN F - U P ^^-, ^ -,, < -THEMIXTL,^"^^^'^'' J " W '^^ '/ i>---tt^y'^5 -r W%., v fe^^f*:--'--' Sarr R . . Tires. Oe< All-roimri Better Performance! T J. SEAY MOTOR CO. ( tirv.lr. 1JI W i'»fU a serric* Pti»n. ttzr '\VE COSIE AS FRIENDS . . ." XVI AT the etui of October, a story was "planted" in the newspapers to the cftcct thai General Eisenhower had been recalled to the United Slates for a scries of discussions. This rumor accounted for his absence, an absence later explained by Iho fact Ihat tlie general went to Gibraltar. He was given command of the fortress. "Never in my wildest dreams in my West Point days," he said, "did I ever think lhal I—an American Kcncr.il—would ever command the British (orli'css or Gibraltar." His headquarters were under MOO rect of solid rock and con- stilutcd W rooms. The only exercise the general and his staff was able (o get consisted of running to their offices through a dripping tunnel. Many a private was startled at the sight of his commander and his staff sprinting through the narrow passageway. To oulwit Hitler and divert German attention, General Eisenhower had ordered (hat unils o American forces be outfitted for (ho Arctic. The Eisenhower slrat cgy worked perfectly. The Ger mans were reported to be bolster ing their defenses in Norway. All through the night of Nov. 1 General Eisenhower worked in hi cavern headquarters. Groat cvcnU were impending; great chance were being taken. The die \va 1 being cast. In his hand hc held ', decoded message. It was rrom Gen oral Marshall, back in Washingtot and read: "You and your command saile with the hopes and prayers America. For months you ha\ planned, trained, and condilione . yourselves for the great las I ahead. Godspeed to your succes | I have complete confidence in yoi | leadership and in the aggrcssis . fighting aualUy.PiyoxuMroqps.". General Eisenhower, his fea- ires tense and lined by tremcn- ous s 'Bin, read dispatches, issued rders, and waited. . . . On llic movning o£ Nov. 8, 1042, io world was startled by the ews: "/he Americans have landed North Africa." The greatest armada in the 'orld's history, up to that time— 50 ships—had brought the first mprican army lo the baltlefront. hey had landed during the night ours and al daybreak were cn- agcd in a gigantic pincer movement. Within VG hours Ihcy hart •on 1300 miles of the coasts of forth and West Africa, advancing rom Algiers and Morocco. Eisenhower, with tbc aid of the British, had oulwilted Hitler aivd ifussolini. * * * GENERAL EISENHOWER'S only comment as he left Gibraltar o advance his headquarters lo 'iorth Africa was, "Tlie only Ibing " was disappoinled in was the re- lislance of the Trench Navy, par- icularly the coast batleries. We don't want to fight the French =md hey are opposing us, holding up lie job and expending effort \vhich night well be used against the common enemy—Germany." General Eisenhower's missioi was to liberate the French fron :heir Nrzi captives, not to engagi in warfare against them. Appeal ing to their, in his name Ihis mcs sage was broadcast: "Frenchmen of North Africa, th forces which I havx the honor o commanding, come to you a friends to make war againsi you enemies. This is a military opera lion directed against the Italian German military forces in Nort Africa. Our only objective is t defeat the c.nemy and to frc- France. I need not tell you that \\ have no designs either on Nort Africa or on any part of the Fvenc Empire. We count on your friend-; ship, and we ask your aid. "I have given formal orders that' no olTensive action be undertaken ' •igainst you on condition that you . /or your pnil lake the same altitude. To avoid any possible misunderstanding, make the following ;jna!s' Fly the French Iri-color ncl the American flag, by day, one. love the olher. I repeal, by day, - V y the French tricolor and tnciu tierican flag, one above the other, .7 • two—I' repeat, two fri-colors, no above the olher. By night, urn oh a searchlight and direct it ertically toward the sky. I repeat, ' y night, turn on a searchlight and irecl it vertically toward the sky. "We come, I repeat, as friends -not as enemies, we shall not be hc first to fire. Follow exactly the rders which I nave just given ou.,Thus you will avoid any pos- bilily of a conflict, which could nly be useful lo our enemies. We uinmon you as comrades to the ommon fight against the invaders f France. Tlic war has entered the hase of liberation." The voice over the radio, speak- ng in General Eisenhower's name, ang out over land, sea and air. "Frenchmen of Worth- Africa: 'aithful to the traditional and agt- ' Id fricno'fhip of the government nd people of Ihc United Slates or France and French Nortd Africa, a great American army is ariding on your soil. Tlie purpose of the mission is to protect the? , people of French North Afric rom the Ihreal of Ilalo-Germa nvasion. Our principal aim is 11 same as in 1917, that is to say, tbc annihilation of the enemy and the complete liberation of invaded France. Tlie day when the Italo- Gcrman threat no longer menaces French territory we will leave your soil. Tlie sovereignly of France over French territory remains complete. We know we can count on your support tn open the road which leads to victory and peace. All together we shall triumph." Within two days an armistice was reached—the French ceased firing and Algiers and French Morocco surrendered on Nov. 0, 1942. NEXT: Why D.arlan, -<ii t the ifric-1 ) rma'«j(f, is lh(P

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free