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f • PAGE POUR'; BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.)'. COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 1044; THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THt COtHtttR NEWS (X>. ' ' • i" tf.. W, HAINE8, Publisher , < ' ' ' ; SAMUEL F. MORRIS, Editor; :JAME8Vi. 'GATONS, Advertising Manager Sole 1 National "Advertising.Representatives: Wallace "Wltmer Co,.!\ T ew York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. • . ^ PutllsHed Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mntter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press 1 SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 20o per week, or SSc'per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $200 for six months, $100 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone $1000, per year payable.in advance. Wili We Remember? . If victory in Europe is in sight fts General Montgomery says, it isi coming none too soon. For a Germany somc- ' what farther removed from • defeat would vsurely unveil new types of destruction more frightful thaiv anything yet seen. The flying bomb is a good ex- .' ample. . . ,' • . These missiles have taken nearly 5000 lives. They have destroyed or damaged 1,000,000 dwellings. They have forced evacuation of more than 500,000 persons from London, and preparations to evacuate a million more. Hitler's "secret weapons" are no longer a joke. Some have failed,.like the small remote-control tank. Others, such as the one-mail tpi'pe-do and tht) radio- controlled bomb, have been only slightly effective. But the jet-propelled fighter plane is not to he laughed off. Neither is the possibility of the "V-2," probably a rocket bomb or a big pilot-guided version of the flying bomb. ' What else may be in store is limited only by the time and ingenuity at Hiti ler's disposal. Certainly no •humanitarian considerations will deter the Na/.is from fulfilling their promise to make the last days of the Third Reich a bloody nightmare for Europe. HintK of chemical- or bacterial attacks are too frequent to be entirely ignored. Fortunately Hitler did not give up hope of victory by traditional warfare , until too late. When he did, in the case of the flying bombs, British espionage and British air power threw him off • schedule and delayed the robot attacks until after the'Treiich invasion. Even so the flying bomb, though apparently loo inaccurate for anything short of large city areas, has brought much disruption and has tied up a siv.eable segment of air power to fight it. Time, power and ingenuity arc on our side today. While Hitler puts his last hope on secret weapons, the United Nations are crushing his armies and .'finding antidotes for the new destruction he has displayed. But will the world consider what might have been? Will the world believe that such horrors will be the weapons of another war, just as the wood-and-canvas airplane of the last .war became the thundering sower of death in this? Will the world remember that another war will bring prodigal slaughter arid destruction hitherto undreamed of? Will it remember this not for months and years, but for decades, and work unceasingly for peace and strike swiftly and fiercely at any threat against it? Will it remember how it said, between 1918 and 1339, that "another war •.will.be so terrible that no government will dare to take the responsibility of starting it?-' l . Londoner's View The trans/Atlunlic edition of the London Daily Mail carries the answer of its New York correspondent to n question frequently put to him on his return from London: "How does Britain at war strike you as compared with' America at war? Here is the answer: "There is no comparison. The American civilians- all of them, not just thosn. with big bankrolls—are living a life hardly distinguishable from peacetime existence. There are mountains of food and acres of clothing for everyone. Rationing is the merest pinprick." "There arc plenty of luxuries. More money is being made by the entertainment, catering and clothing industries than ever before, The wai 1 is remote. Almost, it does not exist in a physical sense. Psychologically it is close—for remember there arc 10,000,000 Americans or more in uniform, and their relatives belong to nearly every home in America." , Exaggerated, would you say? Not lo a man who has'seen wartime London— just the daily living, not the blitx and the robots. It might be well if we would try to look at ourselves now and then through a Londoner's eyes—we who gripe and grouse and gouge and strike. Galloping Senility A Swedish correspondent predicats that Hitler may replace von Kluge with a younger field marshal. That's wasted effort,, to our notion. The way things are going for the Naiiis in France would make ,an old man of any commander— and quickly. • to THPT If we get off on the wrong foot ot cynlcnl • power politics, we will have lost the war before .ye have won It.—Thomas B. Dewey. SIDB GUNCES COFfi. 19*4 BV "EA SERVICE. WC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. Off. The Feeling Seems to Be Universal [ "Harvey doesn't complnin alimil laxes. high, prices or • any thing—he's so happy and healthy thai .sometimes K ' ' '..'.think he's in a rut!" •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By Wflflant Ferguson- We are going to win tills war much sooiier than we thought and the principal reason 1.5 Hint the American soldier has proved iincciualetl.— Sen. Harry S. Truman of UlissouH. .8 » • Our insistence on victory reflects our profound unwillingness to entrust our future to the enemy or to place ttny faith in his capacity to effect n tolernble settlement. This same Insistence, however, Imposes on us the obligation to prove that we can effect a settlement conducive of the luL- ure well-being ot mankind.—Dr. Everett Case, president Colgate U. * • .• • When the boys were returning at night from one particular uttcick, uuiny of them wondering how' lliey were going to land (lamngt'd plniies In the dark, Admiral Mltscher turned on the searchlights, disregarding the danger of submarine attack. One reason for the high irorulc of our people Is that we know we will be taken care of.—Cotmlr. Ernest M. Snowden, back from the Pacific. * » » We cnn no longer draw freely from our wealth, but must apply all our diligence and our gift for organization to overcome the tasks confronting us.—Oocbbcls. Nothing cnn ever undermine the Japanese from believing that they will never be Invaded by Die enemy.—Toshto Slilr,i|.->ri, former Jap nm- bassndor to Italy. * • • If Hits country should fail to maintain Its domestic economy at a high level of activity, to pursue a foreign economic policy consistent with its economic position in the world, and to take the leadership In world economic cp-operatlon, the frustrations of the thirties will undoubtedly be repeated.—Harold P. Whldden Jr., Foreign Policy Association research associate. * * » It is my view that the most important provision which can be made by the Congress and the American people for future defense of the nation is a system ol universal military training. —Secretary of War Henry L. stlmson. * * • Pnrls L? a precious symbol that civilization which it was the aim ol Hitler and his armed hordes to destroy. We rejoice wilh the gallnnl French people at the liberation of their capital. —President Roosevelt. AWNY . DELICATE AND DELIGHTFUL SYNTHETIC PERFUMES ARE MADE FROM CHEMICAL •SUBSTANCES HAVING ^=•,.-8-26 4 •YOU PIU YOUR HAIR UP. YOU REALLY PIN rTDOWN, "Says • LOIS ANN VEIHII \ tlcally cut me out of the picture." LOAN-OUT Dli),S"T PAN OUT Then, she said, the studio lent her to Warner Bros, for A role opposite Paul Henreid in "The Conspirators." "To punish me, I guess," she said. "It's just like all the pictures I've done. It's Henreid's picture. I'm the scenery." There's an interesting story lie- hind the casting of Hedy in "Experiment Perilous." The RKO studio subscribes 16 the Gallup Poll. When the studio purchased the book, a Gallup survey was made to discover who the public wanted in the feminine lead. Hedy «6t IS per cent of the votes. PRESCRIPTIONS Frethcct Stock Guaranteed Bert Print Kirby Drag Stores NEXT: Are rocket weapons new? In Hollywood Sate 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S D r n f S t * r • / Main & Lake Phone 2822 BY KUSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent After seven years of Hollywood stardom, Hcdy Lamarr confessed loday that she hasn't liked a single one of her U motion picture roles. "I've never played a part like me yet," she said. "I may look like leading lady but I'm really a character nclress." The "Ecstasy" girl was stretched out on a couch in her dressing room. "My back is killing me," she said with a lady-like groan. II u-.is nothing new, she added. "I've hart a kink in my back for years. I have to lie down every couple of hours." Before starting work at. RKO in "Experiment Perilous," Hedy ordered a special couch for her dressing room. "Just a hard board covered with something." But as we started to say, Hetly Lamarr has been disappointed wit] her film work. "Not," she said "that I haven't hart the chance t< play a variety o( roles. I've beet everything from a typical Anicricai girl lo that dumb native in White Cargo. I even played an Italian opera singer on a radio show. But I've never been me. I've just been Shoes are costly— have them renewed where exacting care combined ivlth superlative workmanship insure their being: properly repaired, Every style ol repair U made her -RIGHT! Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way By J, R-. Wi 11 iams E6ATj.i3fWjAWVW.ET A\& t REQUIRE A TUXEDO, SCOTTISH TWEED5 AWO A SP- UMED OPER.f\ CAP£ ~-^ HAR ROf.\pH.'- lit SELECT TH& FABRICS AWD PIACE ^W OROEE TODAtf " AMD VOU'U. 6E RAID VOHEM We MUSEUM REIMBURSES ME FOR MY DlMOSIXUR. £GG.' ' ^ , " so-o o.' is n TME ^ ECK BLJSiMESS , VOL) OPERMIM6 hCsOvJ ? ~' R. BEFORE T COT ENOUGH 6>OODS FOC . \ RfxOOEE Voo LAV NOT me jTV VJ6LL, IvE- < (/CLEANED UP A \ • .. . -'VJHVMOTHERS GET he sceilery in pictures written for ,vent men roles. I'd like to dci a ;reat woman's story. Maybe even ilay two characters in the same ilcture—a homely, beaten woman and !i glamorous one." IEK WEST BET YET Hedy thinks "Experiment Perilous" is the best opportunity she's lad yet. She plays (he wife of Paul Lukas, who Is trying to drive her crazy, "corge Brent portrays a doctor with whom she falls in love. The plot is a great deal like 'Gaslight," she had to admit. The period is even the same. In the book on which the film is bnscd though, the setting Is modern. It was iicdy'i! idea to de-modcrn- Ize the story. Women audiences she figured, would not accept a modern woman being virtually imprisoned In her own home by her husband. "The 1890 setting," she falri, "makes the woman more believable." Besides, she's always wanted to ) a costume picture. She has 24' gcs of costume. 23 bustles and ne lacy black negligee. For one cenc In which she wears a heavy jr-coat she perspired so. she said, he wardrobe department had to cmake the dress she was wearing. They always shoot those fur coat cencs on the hottest days of the ear." Hcdy has had quite n lot to say ibout the picture. She personally elected the director, Jacques Tour- ncur, and two ol the supporting Jlaycrs, Oliva Diflkeney «nd a radio actor, George Nlcse. She "thought" she had one more >lctur e to make for M-G-M. Her even-year contract is expiring and she then wants to free-lance, really don't know much about it,' she said. "My agent takes care o all that." She'll be glad lo leave M-O-M though. Her last picture there •The Heavenly Body," was the las straw, she said. "We had so man different directors I lost track, walked through the part. I dldn' care. And when they cut the tilt they got even with me—they prnc- HflLTCRS IQUflLITY SHO€ SHOP I 121 W. M H IN ST. Buying Of All Kinds' BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheviile, Ark GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING: PRICES ..' Phone 2291 DRS. 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While they were closeted in conference Montgomery's British Army was administering heavy punishment to' Rommel's forces in retreat across the deserts o£ North Africa. They captured ancient Tripoli and left the city burning. The Axis fled in panic across the 1'imisisii border. Rommel was digging in along the Mareth Line for a last desperate stand. Tunis and Bizerte were under continuous bombardment by Allied air forces. The Americans were battering at Axis strongholds barring the roads to Tunisia from Algeria. News was now to come which marked the end 6t Axis power on the African continent. Eisenhower was placed in supreme command of all Allied Forces in North Africa en Feb. B, 1043. Tor the first lime in history the British and Americans were united into a consoli- 'dated fighting force under an American commander. The "Big Four" were announced as General Eisenhower, com- maixter in chief, with three great British warriors on his General Staff: General Alexander (direct superior of the indefatigable Montgomery); Air Marshal Tedder wilh his Royal Air Force; and Admiral Cunningham, wilh his powerful navy. Eisenhower, although ouf- TMSENHOWER planned his staff -*-' on a "business basis" and called imseK "Chairman of the Board." Under him were Admiral Cunning- horn (British) as Mediterranean naval chief, with Vice Admiral Henry K. Hewitt (American) as deputy; Air Marshal Tedder (British) was chief of strategy with I ranked by all three, was fheii chief. tit pRIME MINISTER CHURCHILL in making this unprecedented announcement, said, "In General Eisenhower land in General Alexander you have two men remarkable for their unselfishness of character and their disdain o[ purely personal advancement. Tjet them alone, give them a chance, and it is quite probable that one of these fine days the bells will have to be rung again." Admiral Cunningham, with (he gallantry for which the British Navy is famous, declared, "I am General Eisenhower's naval commander and I wartt to emphasize lhat I am very content lo serve under him. Ifc has welded together some of the most diverse ideas. Our British Staff ideas differ from fhe American's in various ways, but nevertheless General Eisenhower has joined the staff into a happy family. It docs not really matter -whether you are British or American; in fact he never thinks of it that way. Very few men could have done this." President Roosevelt on Feb. 11 proposed General Eisenhower as a "four-star" full general to the Senate. Suspending all rules, they approved the appointment that afternoon. Eisenhower now joined General MacArthur and General Marshall as the third full general in active service. General Eisenhower was advised of his appointment by his wife in a cablegram which she quickly dispatched when she heard of it in Washington, but she was anticipated by a naval officer who-heard the news over a ship's radio. The official confirmation was received by the general just as he received an enterprising French jeweler who was delivering 12 handsome silver stars. • y i^i-iStisi;/. the bomber boss. General Alexander (British) was deputy Allied! commander and the leaders in the field were Genera! Montgomery (British), General Clark (American), General Anderson (British), and the Gen. George Patlon (American). The Allied Headquarters grew to tremendous size, 1200 officers and 16,000 enlisted men, housed in 1500 requisitioned buildings in Algiers. In preparation for the Sicilian invasion General Eisenhower issued a combat ' order ,'hich exceeded 100,000 words, aril yet, despite the huge preparations, the general had the satisfaction to say, after the attack at Gela, "By golly, we surprised them 1 ." Passing the buck is out wilh' Ike Eisenhower. He assumes all . blame for whatever goes wrong. When (he Yanks took their greatest licking at Faid Pass, the American and British units became hopelessly entangled. The general issued this slalcreenl: "Any blame for the mixing up of units below. to me. We saw a chance to grab vj of Tunisia before the Germail* could reinforce. We threw up every combat unit we had, regardless I was a long gamble, but we almost got away wilh it. Afler you rmx uii your unlls, even on a good, gamble like that, it takes time lo; sort them out." . Another lime, when supply lines; were particularly long, French, troops under Giraud were guard-! ing supply routes and DcGaulle' chose this critical moment lo pre-' sent a demand lhat all Vichyites; be purged from the French army, i General Eisenhower settled the matter by explaining the military! exigencies and the problem was. solved diplomatically. jf NEXT: Ikcus Africanus. j«|

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