The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 25, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 25, 1944
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•AG5POUB •LTTMMTILL1, POU1BK TTHMVILL1 OOUUBI IJWB TCHa'EBig? 1 -' umm, r. KOBKI* *afc* • Bolt NiUoBU AdrtrtUtafc 6*i««riUtiTM: Witnur Oo, Htw Tsrtt, ObiMi*. it iwmd cttrt Mito it ttw **»- efflc* kt BJythirtll*, Artaiutt, «nd«r Mt oi (*«, October t. 1117. ' . . , ^ br to* Una* i%«* BTJB8ORIPT1OH R&T10 Bfr ewrfer In tb» etty ot BlyUiertlU, Mi >«t wfe<i br Me per monlb. •y mall, within m ndlni et M nita, K0« »•> rwr. 12.00 tor itx taonth*, li.oa Tot three m*ll ouUWe 60 mill BBOI I10M C*i Liberated PaHs "When I saw the Geimnns ili Hie Champs' Elysees, I wept;" said n young Polish lieutenant, a '-linijbn 'officer Ijc- tweei] the Warsaw liiictargroiiiul anil the exiled govei nmeiil in I ondon "I fought the Germans in 1030," lie explained 'I saw my counliv fall. 1 • watched the Germans ovt'ri'tin Warsaw. 1 witnessed their Imitalily and the suffering of my people I escaped twice fiom German pnsons I went through all this dry-eyed. But when I saw the Na?is in Pans, I could not keep back the teais" All over the world .. people have shared this young Pole's sorrow at. the indignities which Palis hoie under the occupation. Even those who never saw Paris understand the feeling. Per Paris embodies so many of those qualities which the world calls "civili/cd." •No one claltned that PaHs was a model city, but few denied that it was without a peer among world capitals. To some it symbolized gaiety or wit, to others it was the ancient citadel of free and vigorous thotlght, or the cradle of modern European democracy,- or the center of art and fashion. It was not necessary to know Paris intimately to know thai it Was unique and unforgettable. - ' • The solid, square-headed, sadistic neighbors from the east felt these things, too. They coveted Paris and occupied it. But somehow they must have -known from the first that they did hot :bcloiig. They- could neither become Parisians nor transform the city into a provincial German capital. No matter how much they .strutted, they "must have felt awkward and inferior. The French have a theory, a credible one, that the Germans perennially make war oh them because of an an• cient and consuming envy: This may •explain why Paris was spared much of ,'the physical destruction that the Nazis visited upon othel- citicsl It 'may. also .explain why the Nazis, \vheii they found [they could not possess Paris, resorted :to insults and cruelly.. Paris retaliated •Avitli untiring hatred and contempt of Ihe invaders, but this could not prevent .the sufferings which its resideiHs 'had ' .to endure. *.''•.. Now, with liberation'; Ihat-siiffiiring has ended, it must have been a. proud day for the liberators, a happy day for civilized men and women everywhere, a day of rejoicing for all Frenchmen. But for the Parisians who lived through four years of occupation it is a special triumph. They are the oiies the enemy starved and froze and hunted. They saw friends and neighbors die from bullets ami disease, saw the gaiety of their city die with them. And they are the ones who know that the pride and spirit of Paris (lid not die, and that the Nazis, for all their guns, could not really capture Paris. The Nazis were never anything tlinVfr t MHTI 11 i-i 11 F.-.1 .-.» __ _ i ___ : • > ' than unwelcome tourists.' Grave Prediction A life* insuraiice coiiiixmy has made Ihe sobering .prediction Hint the first year of peacetime aulo travel may produce ft warlike toll of 60,000 fatalities, it cites the pent-up desire for Irhvel; the many .ex-servicemen, with a contempt for danger, as drivers; and most important, the bad condition of many over-age cars that still will be In Suggested remedies are rigid tests ami inspections, 'lightened driver's license requirements, and reeducation in Iniffie safety. Certainly every community should start making all possible ,. preparations to avert such a tragic and veryi possible future. FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 19-H Reproduction In thli colnmn 61 edltortab from other newspaper* dot* not neceJurtlj mean endtriemtnt but b ID •fihdwltUpntnt of tn. t«r«t in tbt Russia Toward Religion A Moscow dispatch likely to yet less, attention than it ciKsei-ves In the United States rcranl.s another gain for religion In Russia. Priests of the Orthodox Church nrc to be jiermittcd to proselytize, nccordlsg to an announcement by the head of the Soviet Council on Greek Orthodox Church Affairs. If this •nmvHinccmcnt Is honored In official pi-notice, It, .should prove the most significant religious development In Russia since tlie framing of tlie Soviet Constitution. In ntnounli to an aincndhient, of that document. The Constitution did not bp.n religion, ns many jion- riu'ssians have supposed. But it ns mul-rellglous to llie extent Hint, II forbade religious teaching, while permitting anti-religious propaganda, it made the teaching of religion to the yoiiiic most (Uffieult, if not In mnny coses impossible. H ECeinetl Intended to produce fl new generation of Russians untouched by religious .sentiment. Of course, ah announcement that priests will be permitted to tench religion is no guarantee that religion from now on will be put on an ; equal footing with atheism. But the deep religious Impulses which have always characterized the RiKstan people, wliloli have withstood official disfavor for 20 years, are now officially recognized as a wellsprlng of national fortitude. The head of the church council states: "We nre presently concerned with the church's role In victory. 1 ' ' The disrepute which shadowed religion because ot its exploitation for social and economic purposes under the Cznrs seems Io he lifting from the Russian scene. The positive forces of religious experience show It to be an Influence for freedom ruid elevation of the masses once the grip of reactionary political forces upon religious organization Is loo.sened. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. • 10 THEY SAT There is ample evidence from Intercepted Jni)- nncse-news broadcasts to indicate thai our successful attack In the Mnrinnns hns been n severe shock to the Jnunticoe psychology.—Acting Sccrc- lili-y of Stnte Rn'lpli A. Bard. » • » Some of-our men have Ijeoh fighting without n bienk for five dnj'ji. They mnnnce Io carry an because they realize they're in on the greatest victory of Allied nrms in the wesl^-lhc greatest defeat the Germans have .suffered In Europe.— Allied officer in France. » • • It would be a Irngedy if the coming conference nmong Hie British, Russian, Chinese, and ourselves should Do distracted from the task of planning for a genuine world organization for pence by proposals which amount merely to a four-power military alliance to control the world. '--Thomas E. Deivey. to. As agriculture will not be tn a position in set its prices in the very near future, It appears thnt the only nllehir.tivc is n continuation of price controls on manufactured articles for some time.—Joseph W. Fichler. Ohio Orange master. » » » We know from experiences gained in this war thnt the youth ol the country would have been far belter olf had they had a year of military training in their late teens.—Lleut.-Col. Raymond '. J. Kcliy. pnst national commander. Legion. American SIDI GLANCES fry dalbrattii CO?B, 1**< BY KEA SERV1CC. IfIC, T. M, REG. U. is. PAT, OFF. Plenty of Food for Thought "You mean you bought thai ha I today? That's one on : me— I tliiHifjhl you bumped your head gelling off-a bus!" •THIS CURIOUS WORLD ByWtiifam Ferguson- MOTORISTS WHO LEAVE THEIR KEYS IN THE IGNITION SWITCH MAY BE CHARSEO WITH MISDEMEANOR* SUBJECT TOS/X' MON'Mf MJAfL AND IT IS A STEP JO CURB CAR THEFT'S BV JUVEMLE JOYR/DEKS. COPB. 1»w DY NU MSVKC. INC. T. M. REG. U. 5, PAT. OFF. CAM RA.UBLE EASILY UP A VS PER CENTGRADEj CAPRVlWe A LOAD tEN TIMES HEAVIER. THAH ITSELF. ' HVlEN YOU DRAW A GUN,YOU DO (•»"• MAKE A PICTURE/'.^ 6»RSE NORTH TAYLOR, picture before Rooney checked ln(o the Army. Bonlta Granvllle played Mickey's sweetheart. "It was the biggest thrill I'd had in years," Ann said, "Watching Mickey ninke love to someone* else —and 'me in the audience." The yak Is as essential for milking and transportation in the Himalayas of Asia as is the buffalo In southern India. Dr. J. L Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main Buyin Of All Kinds. ' BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blythcvillc, Ark NEXT: Tiir ramllciioSvey of Old Sol. In Hollywood FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWEit ALL SIZES Chuper Than Bridie Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone «S1 Os«oU, Ark. Shoes are costiy— have tliem renewed where exacting care combined with superlative workman- thetr Icing properly ^urBoardbgHoiise With Major Hoople Out Our Way BY KUSKINK JOHNSON NT'A Staff Correspondent Ann Rutherford would like to nurclcr somebody. Or break lip some nice husband's happy home. Or cheat somebody out of their ife's savings. She \vnnts to be bad the worst way. On the screen, of course. It's not too good being good in Hollywood. "I wns so good it just about wrecked my career," she said. For seven years Ann Rutherford was Mickey Rooncy's sweetheart, Polly Benedict, in the Andy Hardy pictures. She played the role so long she lost her identity. She WAS Poilj Benedict—to the movie fans and to studio executives. Off the lot. people would stop hei on the street and say, "Oil. I know you. You're that nice little girl Polly Benedict—Mickey Rooncy's sweetheart." "I had grown up. I was married And they talked BABY TALK to me. I'd go to the studio wearing a new dresr, and an executive woulc pat me on the check and say 'What's oo all dressed up for, bab> doll?' "I almost gol a part in another picture—not a Hardy film. The gir in the picture wns supposed to have twins. The front office heard abou' By J. R. Williams ESAD, CONDUCTOR; AS o^e OLD RNLROADERTO AfiOTritB I'M PERFECTINJ6 A ROC1^6T MXJ, RUM BV 3&T PROPOLSIOM.' SJQ RWLS WHEW.' THIS BIRD MUSTA CRACKED .VOU SA.ID PRESID 1 x.Y. a z. - E'O Ut-ife IHERE'S JUST \ SHAVE TO COME OFF THIS VCASTING WOT.' TAKE AW >-\6uR TO SET UFA JOB OM THIS BIS MACHINE VJhElvi AW ANEMIC SCHOOL GIRL COULP SANP- THE OLD BOYS CAN'T GET OVER TH' DAYS \VHEM THEY LEFT ENOUGH CUTTIM' OM A JOB TO 6ET IX HOURS' •jl-EEP A PAY.' I'.E'P BETTER SHUT up — THEY'LL SOOM HAVE SCHOOL COMPLETED BATTLESHIPS OUT OF SLOT o si A, M ^^\^\OT^^ STEEL : ABLE. .' -"- HOVJ'D VOL) Lite TO STRSAVC ACROSS THE TO . FROM<^_ 'SURE ARISTOCRWlC THESE DAVS.' ship insure repaired. Every style of repair fs made fier e —RIGHT! t. They started tearing their hair. Polly Benedict, 1 they screamed, can't have twins!' I didn't get the part. 1VE "CIIAl'fiKONS" "I went to New York for n vacation when I was 18. The studio issignecl five people to supervise everything I did. r wanted to go to ,he Stork Club and have fmi. They dragged me back to the hotel by 10 o'clock every night. They told me. Polly Benedict can't be seen in night clubs. 1 " Ann tried to get roles in other pictures. Occasionally she did. But most of the time the studio ruled, 'Polly Benedict can't play that purl." "I finally got mad," Ann said. "I asked them, 'Who am I—Ann Rutherford or Polly Benedict?' They said I was Polly Benedict to the fails. So I told them to break my contract. I wasn't Polly Benedict.'I wns grown up. I was married. I was Ann Rutherford anrt I didn't want to spend the rest of my life being Polly Benedict. They decided maybe I was right. I eot my release." \ Ann even tried to have herself ] killed ofT. she said, like Uvrnine' Day in the Dr. Kildaire pictures. Ann Rutherford Is now playing tlie role of a chorus girl who becomes n taxi driver in an RKO picture. -TWO O'clock Courage." She lias dialog such as: "Sure I'm a taxi driver. It keeps me out in the fresh air and there's a pane of glass between me and the drunks." "It's a starter." Ann said. "It's something like I want to play. B U t I really want to be bad—real bad." BKF.N IX 58 FILMS She'd like to play Joan Crawford's daughter In the film version of Jnmcs Cain's novel. "Mildred Pierce." The daughter who steals her mother's boy tricnd and then murders him. Ann has appeared in 58 pictures. She started out as n hoss oiiera queen. Metro signed her and she was slated for a glamor girl buildup. Then the Anrty Hardy pictures came along and she became Polly Benedict—on and off the screen. She saw the last Andy Hardy HflLTCRS [QUALITY SHOC SHOP 121 W. MflIN St.. DON EDWAKDS •Th* TyJewrtWr M*B" nnTH. OOBONA, ADD III H. tn4 VTRKIT (Irerj Tr«u»etton Wurt BatofMtory) PHON1 ttto GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL co, N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 FALL PLANTING SEEDS WINTER WHEAT, BARLEY, OATS, RYE and HAIRY VETCH. Reckoned. High Purity and Germination. Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main. First Biography of America's Great General Coi>irt K kt, 1044, Ann Wnoaivnrd Miller! 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When, on Nov. 10, 1042, he np- provcd the French General Giraud as leader of the French Forces in North Africa, to organize the French Army again to take up the fight on the side of the Allies, he remarked, "He (Giraud) and '. understand each other perfectly, : am sure of this. There is no doubl about the complete unison of boll sides to work together to establish a sound basis for the conduct o: affairs in this country." In the meantime Americans wen battling fnr Oran, the capitulatioi of which was the equivalent o the duration of French resistance Eisenhower sent word to Maj.-Ger Lloyd H. Fredendall to "clean i up." Upon the completion ot th taking of Oran, General "Ike : said, "He started in and made job of it. Everybody did a fin ia\>. I'm sure proud of my boys Remember, they hadn't had an 'sleep since Friday night. Alte their long sea voyage there \va . no question of the hardihood •our soldiers. The air, navy, an . ground forces co-operated beaut" ; fully." \ JVhcn his intelligence officer formed General Eisenhower that iller was plotting to seize the rench flecl, he broadcast this essage: "I invite the French (Icet join the United Notions in the ;ht for freedom, and so to hasten ic day of France's liberation. Hit- r has taken your country and ow he wants your ships. Do not t him lake them. The enemy is osc upon you, sail at once for ibrallar and joint us." * * * f/lTII the fall of Casablanca, on Nov. 11, Eisenhower faced the loice ot driving on into Tunisia r going into Lybia. He decided fo ,ake the gamble to "grab Tunis" nd bottle up the Axis along the oastline while General Montgomry with the British forces were riving across North Africa to oin him. Another crucial decision con- ronted Eisenhower. \Vho should ie intrusted with the political administration of the French terri- ory now under his command in Vorth Africa? The French were lolilically divided into two groups. Admiral Jean Francois Darlan ieciarcd himself High Commis- ioner in French North Africa and West Africa. To meet the critical emergency General Eisenhower, -md his government behind him, decided to support the situation on :he grounds of military necessity. He considered the move essential in the light of the military crisis, oecausc it would swing units of the the French fleet to the United Nations and bring substantial French forces to his support. strengthening our nirvat power. i?olilical factions in America, England, and France attacked the Darlan agreement, but Ihe general's only remark to friends is said Io have been, "I am not a politician. My job is to help win this war. I shall do whatever in my judgment will help to end the war victoriously in the quickest possible time." f"VN Christmas Eve a revolver' ^ shot decided tlie Darlan issue. Admiral. Da:j^n t Gl years old, was shot to death at his headquarters in the city of Algiers. A 20-year- old lad, member of a French patriotic organization, was the assassin. Two days later the ardent young crusader was tried by court martial and sent to liis death before a firing squad. General Ike was sitting at the officers' front-line mess, dining with members of his staff, when the message of Darlnn's death was delivered to him. His aide and friend, Lieut.-Comdr. Harry G. Butcher of the Navy, was at his side. Leaving their Christinas Eve dinners on the fable, they stepped into their car and started for Algiers. All night long they drove at higli speed over the roads through the darkness, the general taking'Unns at tiie wheel with Butcher. Christinas morning dawned over the desert. About noon Ike and Butch stopped by the roadside, i ind standing beside their parted ' car ate British field rations' fjk heir Christmas dinner. It ffts Christmas night when they arrived When the reached, on agreement was Nov. 15, General Eisenhower said specifically, "Now the working arrangement is very satisfactory," indicating the temporary nature of the move. Within two weeks units of the French flee' as well as Dakar surrendered and joined the Allies, sparing thousands of American lives and n the ancient capital of Algiers. Here the details which could not be transmitted over the telephone verc related. The night was spent locked in consultations. After a few hours' sleep, General Eisenhower went to Darlan's home and offered his condolences to the admiral's widow. He then attended the military funeral at the cathedral and returned to consultations. On the following day it was announced that the successor of Darlan would be General Giraud. This appointment, too, was confirmed over political protests for "military reasons." NEXT: Casablanca. fO?if!

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