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Saturday, August 26, 1944
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BLYTHEV!I,LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS . SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, ,THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS I THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher ' SAMUEL, F. KORRIS, Editor JAMES A, GATENS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives. 1 '. Wallace Wltmer Co. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. ,. • . ' . • Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office' at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act. of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served, by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carilei Iri the city of Blylheville, 20c per week, or 85c per month. . . By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $200 foi six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 pe> year payable in advance. New Tack, Old Tune Nazi propaganda, off on a new track, now is conceding the inevitable Allied 'victory. Broadcast quotations from the publication "Berlin-Rome- Tokyo" heard in tin's country reveal that Dr.'Goebbels' writers already are speculating on peace terms and the possibility of a third world war. The frank concession is new, but the thought behind it is a familiar one. Published, quotations show the article as foreseeing a certain renewal of hostilities, if "participation in free access to trie world's raw materials," iwhieh it calls vine fundamental safeguard of peace, is not assured. The article waves aside the question of h'arsh or mild peace terms as war- breeders, but stresses "conflicting po- • r litical issues." These, it develops, are tlte'-familiar bogeyman of a "Bplshev- ized'Europe." "It is absurd to believe that Europe, which proved unable to bear Napoleon's domination arid which denied Germany's Claim to leadership, will bend its knee to Moscow for any length of time," the Nazi propaganda writer says. lie predicts failure of a "United States- Russia world police force" and a clash of Soviet and American power in the so-called Chinese sphere of interest." In other words, Nazi propaganda is building up the same old case for itself that it has used in the last decade. The article indicates that remnants of the Nazi Party will again weep over lack of "lebcnsraum" and cry for the stolen colonies. So long us these remnants arc alive, and articulate they will try to create discord among the "Big Four" of the United Nations. The article's emphasis on "R United States-Russia world police force, containing also a few Englishmen and Chinese" is a childishly obvious attempt to turn Britain against this country while playing upon Britain's real or fancied fear of a Soviet-dominated Europe, and to frighten China with the same two countries' "imperialistic" intentions. The Nazi effort to win English sympathy while robot bombs unite the English public, in favor of strongest reprisals against Germany is downright stupid. In fact, the whole clever, insidious Nazi propaganda machine has been looking pretty stupid for some time now. All the same we would do well to remember the principal themes of Nazi propaganda for future reference, ten years ago Hitler's screaming tirades seemed ridiculous too, even stupid. Yet many people swallowed them and believed them—Britons and Americans and Frenchmen as well as Germans. Hitler's surviving followers must not find andother audience. Find! Jackpot Some 18 million citizens will be receiving $400,000,000 in tax refunds during trie next few months for overpayments on their 1943' income tax. Naturally we s.hall rejoice if some of it comes our way. 13ut we shall rejoice even more that for most of us it will be the last of such refunds, We .shall think of the headaches, sweat and tears that accompanied our too-generous figuring. And we shall sing a short hymn of praise to the original inspiration of Beiu'tlsloy Rnml and the work of the congressional tax-masters who banished the Ides of March nightmare for at least 30 million Americans—forever, we hope. End of the Line The German armies have a habit of slipping out of traps which is not only skilful but very annoying. They have done it in Russia and in Sicily and in France, and have embarrassed sonic able generals in the process, But they can't keep it up much longer. For with every slip they get closer to the last trap. That should be Berlin, whence there will be nowhere to slip except to disintegration ami oblivion. They'll probably be able to do that, too. What Shortdge? We see where members of the Harvard Faculty, Club have been eating horse-meat steaks and onions for .the last year and, a half—from choice and with .gusto. And yet people complain aljout wartime resti'ictions of diet. Why, we can remember back to the days.of peace and supposed plenty when there were Harvard undergraduates Who didn't know where the next gold fish was epming from! The clear common sense duty of every union officer and member is 16 assist the employer by regarding, the business as something of n cooperative enterprise.—Bishop Francis J. Haas. COFR. 1W 8" HIA SERVICE. INC. 1. M. RIO. V. 3. PA1. OFf. Present Owner Has No Further Use for Same i"Il's so difTiciill writing to llic boys nowadays—] can't 'lie too .sentimental, because I'm afraid the wnr will he k ovcr_pretty S£on_nridJhey'll_be_coinjng •THIS CURIOUS WORLD There, coming down Hie rond, was what looked like nn entire company of well-armed Krauts. I stopped the jeep hnd trained the tommygun on them. The German officer iliouts "Open fire!" They open fire nil right—on him. They Bin-rend ercd, 07 in one batch.—Sergt. Robert Bccl.'m of Clinton, N. C., near'Argentan, France. • » • The position 'of the two Axis powers, Japan and Germany, at present, is very much alike.— navy Bpokcsmnn. » • * Your people make new roads all over the ISlnnd, I start for home but can't find the way. I am lost.—Guam native guide. * * * If In the future we are attacked by a powerful enemy, we may be sure thnt we will not be glveii the time lo mobilize our industries and lo extemporize an army from the unt'rnined youth of the nation.—Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson. If we are to follow the hellcf that America is a vigorous arid growing nation and can expand indefinitely and Infinitely, we must follow the competitive theory of tree flow of goods.—Attorney General Francis Biddlc. The time it overdue when we must stop distinguishing between the Nazis and the German people. The so-caltcd decent Germans stood by speechless while towns were destroyed and millions were murdered.—Nonrcginu Ambassador Wilhclin Morgenslicrne. » « • The heart of Germany's ability lo make war lies In the Ruhr. If Europe is lo ntttain n sufficient degree of economic slabilily the benefits ol Ruhr production have to be available 16 nil Ihe countries of Europe.—Thomas E. Dewey. We musf admit the seriousness nnd widespread consequences of Ihe situation as It exists and as it will be in llic near future.—Berlin commentator Ludwig Scrtorius on situation In France. I do not believe miy single form of attack will defeat Japan.—Adml, Chester W. Nimitz. IS ESTIMATED TO BE APPROXIMATELY''* ',575,000,000, odd, ooo, 'poo, ooo, 006,000, ooo ;# rt .; CANDLEPOWER. . " . IM4 BY Kt* Stavlct. INC. T. M. BE6. u. S. P*T. OFf CAW YOU NAME-A FISH WHOSE NAME CONTAINS A METAi., COLOR, WfAPOM, • o -0^° AAOSQUiro BITES DONT ITCH SO /VK/OVIF THE INSECT IS ALLOWED TO FINISH ITS MEAL. ANSWER: Goldfish, bluefish, swordfish, catfish NEXT: How tall is an elephant? Senary took one look and said, "Take, that stuff off. She looks, like a ghost." Result: Ginger looks as glamorous as ever after serving her prison term. t • * THUMHS DOWN Now it can lie told angle on "The Intruder," Lester Cmvttn's screen version of "Tomorrow the World." Cowan offered the role of Fredrlc March's sister fo Mrs. March (Florence F.ldridge). She turned it down because she felt the thought of play- Ing her husband's sister would bt; psychologically wrong. Agnes Moorc- Ke.-id got (he part. * • • Lana Turner and Turhan Bey think it's spring. * * * John Wayne has asked the Victory Committee to send him to the China front when he completes RKO's "Duel in the Sun." Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blylheville, Ark Old Expression The expression "stone-broke" originated from the old custom of breaking a craftsman's stone bench when he failed to pay his debts. • In Hollywood BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent Exclusively Yours: Jon Hall still doesn't think that certain fight was funny even though he's been in STITCHES ever since. The radio networks, incidentally have finally clamped down on gags about the affair. Censored from the air was this prize one: Ransome Sherman said he'd like lo do the balcony scene. "From Romeo nnd Juliet?" he was asked. "No," he replied. "From Dorscy and Hall." Leo "Dead 'End Kid" Gorccy's ex-wife and Groneho Marx have discovered each other. John llodiak is trying to change Anne Baxter's mind about never marrying an actor. Lillle Anuc is Hollywood's indisputable nomination as the symbol of G. I. Joe's lilcal "girl he left behind." She's pl.iyins her seventh successive "lef behind girl" in "Sunday Dinner tor a Soldier." Charlie Winninger is rounding ou his 50th year as an actor. Sez he "Aging never yet spoiled a gooc ham." )ur Boarding House tfith Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams •JELL, THE FMTEO ^ PRODIGM- COMES HOWE .'HOW ABOUT j OUR plitoSWJR. X E6G -^ DID IT TOKN < OUT TO BE SO.'AE - , BEEW , MfrKlWG BOOK ! SAME OLD MOB IT— ,'AV BET -fix! ;PILLEO our OF \m oeeREEiw, A CENVENiT J& " X2\\\ RAUCOUS OF WILD GEESE- DID \ is THE vJisoo.vv OF ARISTOTLE LET *?JCO«PAR.EOTO SOOR 6LKVMER- WVTMOUT) SKlTE TvWXXfe ! A I*-*' S ; - -^ Shoes are costly- have them renewed where exacting care combined with super- lalive n-orkman- ship insure their being properly repaired. Every style of repair is made here —KIGHT! ^T CUE V AM ' JL)ST - - WEEK I TH1MK. OF OF H'.-XVEM. ] HA.V1W' TO AMD 'HEM Ji WEAK SHOES AGAIM.' WHW GCOD SuFFE.RiM'GOSH.' \VBV SPOIL TH LAST FEW DAYS OF VAC-XTIOM BV THIMK1M' OF ALL TH' t-MSECV AHEAD.' YOU GUYS TORTURE 'ODE 3RMW " M'-=.M •/OUR- BODV IS STILL GOOD TIME. THE UTILE RED SCHOOL HOUSE BORM THIRTY VEA.RS Minna Gombell finally has won er fight for sympathetic roles af- er playing the toughest dames in Hollywood. She's a nice, pleasant ady in Universal's "Night Life." DE HAVEN'S DEBUT Has it ever been pritilcd that tlori.i dc Haven m:ulc tier film dc- r.iulclle Goddard's kid sis- er in the Charley Chaplin lilm illoilern Times"? Alan Ladd checks back into the Army Sept. 4. He's been reclasslfiecl -A after gelling a medical discharge six months ago. There's always a good story be- ilnd a good movie. "Double Tn- lemnity" hns a swell one. The pic- .ure was made because two secretaries were too busy reading Ihe novel lo answer telephones. Director Billy Wilder buzzed his secretary, Helen Hernandez, one morning; several months ago. He wanted her to check a luncheon date with I producer Joe Sistroih. Helen didn't' answer. He investigated, found her curled up on n couch, completely absoibcd in the took "Double Indemnity." So he telephoned Slstrom himself. Sistrom's phone didn't answer . . . secretary reading "Double Indemnity." Wilder and Sistrom borrowed their secretaries' copies, stopped answering the telephones, too, and two days later bad Paramount buy the screen right*. • • • Mickey Uooncy's first dale on a 10-day furlough in Hollywood was with his estranged wife, Av;i Gardiner. • • » The Andrews Sisters have named their San Fernando Valley ranch The Elght-to-the-Bar Ranch." • • • Accuracy loses another round in Hollywood's battle between fact and fable. Ginger Rogers plays a gal just released from prison In "I'll Be Seeing You." The make-up department gave her i\ gray make-up to emphasize prison pallor. Producer Dore HfiLTCKS- QUflTCITY SHoCSHfO III -W. MHIN ST. GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 DRS. MIES & NSES OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 814 M»In Blytheyllle, Ark. Phone 2521 J/ue je#e eg- First Biography of America's Great General pjrlfihl, lIHt. Aim Vt'i>oiliTni-J Miller) PI<ltHnHtd, KEA SfrvlCf, 1 Bprtns and Summer , TUNt-UP ! Save Gasoline . . . Srre Tires. Get AiUround Better Performance I T L SEAT MOTOR CO. Chrjnhr DeaMr fait » eerrhw Ul W. A* PIMM tltt CASABLANCA — xvin 'plIE Eisenhower strategy was proving itself clay by day. Through those early weeks the French port of Dakar, which Hitler had planned to use as a springboard across the South Atlantic to South America, was turned over to the use of the United Nations. American ground forces reached Dakar. American forces were battling at Tobourba. Allied planes were bombing Bizertc in Tunisia. United States and British forces were inflicting severe casualties on the enemy. General Ike's only complain! was, "Hell, I'm not seeing enough of this darn war." New Year's Day, 19-13, found the Allied forces driving hard wedge into the Axis strongholds. There was a constant succession of blowb and counter blows as the Americans advanced, were driven back and tl*jn drove forward again in terrificonslaughts. Eisenhower called his hoadQuar tcrs "Grand Central Station" be cause of the crowd constantly passing through. There he sat am sweated in the daytime and nearly froze at night as he issued order and listened to complaints. "General Ike is the wan to tak your troubles to," exclaimed a officer. "Ike can grin at anyon and make him feel good. Wfic you see what he's up against mor than half your troubles disappear. His informality, with his soun advice or admonition, was a com polling force in itself. At the be .ginning of the campaign he sol (this message to General Fatten. • "Dear Georgic: Algiers has bee jours for two days. Oran defense !crumbling rapidly with Navy shor batteries surrendering. Only toug jnut left to crack is in your lian ; Crack it open ciuicWy. (Signed Even when forced to fight two ars at the same time, one on the Ilitai-y front and the other on the olitical front, General Ike re- ainod cool. His great working apacity, his vast memory and <traordinary organizing ability, immandcd respect of friend or •e. His regular working day lasted etwecn 16 and 18 hours. He re- :arked that this was belter than i keep everybody else awake by noring. If he could wedge in a ew minutes for exercise he went ut with n handball and "had a itch" with some of the officers, 'riginally he had planned to oxor- ise with n medicine ball, but he ost it overboard in transit. * t * TB was a picturesque figure as "*" he traveled back and forth to no baltlefronts by plane 01- jeep. Senerally he wore what he called is "goop suit," his nickname for he tankman's "zoot suit." This onsisfed of a pair of pants which ame up to the armpits with the lottoms buttoned around his shoes, 'or a coat he wore a heavy battle acket; instead of the regulation military cap, a heavy knitted helmet covered his head. We can see him as he holds important conferences under the vings of Flying Fortresses or'in icanty field headquarters, or standing in a jeep, traveling over 200 nilcs a day. And he covered n lot of territory. -»~. He once left hi; headquarters at 3 a. m. and arranged to meet various commanders along the way, working until midnight. Then, he lay down for three hours of sleep and began again until he returned at noon the following day to headquarters. There he held conferences until dinner time, and then set about studying maps and plans until 11 p. m. -wo- . While he traveled he allowed no pnyileges_and jite_th£ ordinary C or K rations oi the troops. These consisted of hard, biscuits, chocolate, coffee, canned- vegetables, antt stew. This he ate- cold. Rather than to take the time to heat the coffee, he drank water-' from his canteen. The general did not escape his share of danger. Once his jeep was pushed into n ditch while it threading its way along a between two long motor con in a blackout; he suffered a badly, bruised back. Another time he and his parly were under heavy machine-film fire. On another occasion he slept in a town which was heavily bombed a few minutes after his departure. He 'could see the anti-aircraft guns go into action as he drew away in his jeep. t wan •ikt invosf; rpHE news was secretly guarded •*• that President Franklin D. Roosevelt had arrived in North Africa, the first time a president of the United Slates had ever left his country in wartime—and the first time a president had ever crossed Ihe Atlantic in an airplane, He grasped the hand of General Eisenhower as lie landed in Casablanca, in French Morocco. He had come to discuss strategic plans for the invasion o£ Europe from its "under belly." For 10 days (Jan. 14-24,1D43) m a white villa, near the shores of the Atlantic, the: ^ conferences which were to make jj history were held. Prim? Minister Winston Churchill sat beside him. Gen. George C. Marshall, Chp of Staff, surrounded by advis; from the Array and Navy, \vC seated near General Eisenhower. Around the conference table were the feritisl. Chiefs of Staff w.lh Gen. Henri Honore Giraud and Gen. Charles do Gaulle, represent-; ing the French. With military maps and plans spread before them they laid the; plans for the "coming invasion," working from early morning xtntit- midnight. American infantiy stoodj guard with fixed bayonets on all. roads leading to the villa. The, peaceful-looking villa, under the. waving palms and covered with:! bougainvillaea in full bloom, was surrounded by emplacement guns and barbed-wire barricades. Here the future was being molded. ,,i ^ NEXT; ..FoujiSiar. general, ..<«$ i, ' >5» V

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