The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 29, 1944 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 29, 1944
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PAGE FOUR ' BLYTHEVILLE' (AKK.)'. COURIER NEWS BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. '\ • '\ < • H. \V. RAINES, Publisher 6AMUEL P. NORRI3,. Editor . JAMES A. GATENS/Advertising Manager Sole Notional Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. , . , Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday ', Filtered as second class matter at the post- officeat Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917., Served by the United Press ~~" SUBSCRIPTION RATES . By carrier in the city of Blylhevllle, 20o per week, or 85e per month. . • ... By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $3.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; byVrriall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable lii advance. , . . _ . . _ More Than Complacency?' 1 Lags in production of vital war nui- teiials aio worrying military lenders. Most of the blame has been put'611 workeis, -who are accused of complacency and a desire to gel back to peacetime jobs while the gcltiiiji: is good. Hut a statement which appeared in the ' Aviiile River Valley (VI.) Herald the 'other day suggests Uial there may be other leasoiib. , ; . The state nienl is in the form of an ad nisei ted )iy the Fylcs &. Rice Co., plywood pnxluceis'of Bristol, Vt. Tills, Jor/efly, is the story: , On July 27 the company was onler- ^ed_ to appear in I). S. District, Court' on charges of violating, between May 1C and June 5, ceiling prices on logs. The prices were issued by OPA on May ]6. The company claims not to have re-' ccivcd a copy of the order until the fatter date,' when it hastened to comply with the rulings. However, the OPA order prevented theicompany's buying types of aircraft- grade logi needed in its war production After a month's correspondence,. OPA in Washington authorized the company to pay higher prices for this giade of logs. This month the federal court enjoined the. company ..'from'buy- ing logs in Vermont above the original OPA ceiling prices. Thus two orders countermanding each other. ' ' What lo do? Well, the company closed down f01' a week to try to find ottt what the score was. To follow written OPA instructions would be in contempt of ccinK To follow the court orclei would be ;to 'sloji "work on over §260,000 woith of go v EH n men I orders for aircnift-gi nde plywood. The story ends, in the company's statement, with''manufacturers about ready to cancel the Contracts and con- veit to lower-grade plywood for civilian iNes They had promised their employes woik of sonuTsort after seven days. The Fyles & Kice Co. has been turning out matciial for Army, Navy and Mai me an craft,, including B-29 bombers, for PT boats and landing craft, foi' ship to-shore .communications and radar. It is the only New England firm engaged in this type of manufacture. If this is a'n isolated case it is at best icgictlable; But if this is an example of similar confusion in other places and other industries, then it is ;time for rapid rectification. If OPA can't, then what used to be called the- Truman Committee should take a look 7 ' " .."iC-is time that the government fouml'put whether, in its earnest effort toi£t&i),.up pi eduction, of the tools Of fin'aTvicloiy, it has u'cen barking up more than ro e tree. Universal Service v' l| f C','Jf in'the' fulinc we arc attacked. by, ( a',powei ful enemy, or group of enemies, we may be sure that we will not be given time to mobili/e our industries and lo extemporize an army from the untrained youth of the nation." ' That irrefutable statement is from H lengthy and logical pica for universal military service by Secretary of Wnr Stimson. It is not the first such pleu that Mr. Slimson has made. He waa advocating compulsory training mire than 25 years ago, when ho scarcely could have chosen a more unpopular subject. Time and events have not only bolstered the truth of Mr. Stimson's earlier assertions, but have brought many people around lo his way of thinking. Support of universal service is still far from nation-wide, but a person no longer runs the risk of being mobbed if he proposes it. It is not .easy to argue with Mr. Stimson when ho says that young men taking peacetime military training will "receive more than they givo" in physical culture, discipline, health and life expectancy. Nor can anyone dispute him when lie says: "From all that history can teach us, we will be improvident if wo do not adopt a sound peacetime nationwide form of military service. Our failure io do this in the past has twice induced Germany to feel that she could ravage the world (icforc we could gain sufficient strength to block her." But it is hard to sec why a people who long ago became convinced that insurance docs not lead lo immediate accident and death should so stubbornly lh\vc resisted the .application of the fjame theory of protection on a national scale. ; . , ; •••"... Tough Assignment The oft-ahnihilalcd Russian army seems lo have overcome the fine fanatic flower of Teutonic manhood and, led by a general of the unspeakably inferior Jewish race, has contaminated the sacred soil of Germany. That, in Dr.'Gocb- bels' fanciest phraseology, is the fact that somehow has got to be brought hohie to the German people. And, Oh Doctor! we'd hate lo have your job of explaining how come! Common Worry Vice President•/ Wallace says he doesn't know anything about the- gov ernmcnt position that President Roosevelt was reported to have promised him, if re-elected. • It may be that the most ardent champion of the common ntan is sharing Ihe common man's apprehensive feeling about postwar employment. »|O THEY SAY We mini have the united support of the whole American people so that Ihc 1 . nrrnngemenl.s Ihnl ni'c ninclE for the pence and to keep the peace will be supp'orled year In arid ycnrj.pnl liy our iicojilc, regnrjllcss of the administration In iiower. —TlMinns E. Dewcy.' • • • -.., . If we fall very far short, of (Kitting (o use all thnt cm farmers arc nl)Ic to turn out, the pros- 'pccis for cuv agriculture, nnti, Intleed. for onr whole national economy, arc clnrk.-"-Agriciiilure Secretary Claude n. Wicknrii. • * • Durli^g the war everyone as n patriotic duly pitched In lo help liic war effort. After the w»r, the palriollc motive will not be so much In evidence. II will be every group for itself.—Sen Harry S. Trmnnn of Missouri. •'• » • • I tlon'l believe the Japs will fold up nl any lime. Their religious feelliij; will prevent dial. We'll have lo go in nnd Ihciu and I bc- Kcvc we will have lo GO In and blast Japan.— Coiiidr. Ernest. M. Snowricn. back fv.->m ilie pa- cllie. TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1944 U"Whcn 1 join Ihe p;ir;iti'oo|>s I'll cscsipc this dull sin;ill- • . town cxisleiicc— loo hud voit'rc ;i fjirl,- missing nil the ; llirilliiiy Ihiujjs it) lii'c!',' .^;,.^'- THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson 8-29 ANSWER: Quebec, Canada. NEXT: Barns for tarn owls. HAS AT LEASF 0/V/r LEAF BEFORE IT EVER E,«EBSES FROM THE SEED,' In Hollywood BY KHSK1NK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent Ralph Bellamy, lhat swell actor whom Hollywood typed ns a big.] friendly midwestcrn dope, reported happily today that he's out of the It too): a two-year sojourn on the New York stage nnd the film version of the play "Guest in the House" lo get him out of It. Bellamy plays a breezy magazine illustrator married to Kutli Wanick and suspected of haying a romance with blonde model. Marie MacDon- alrt. Producer Hunt strombcrg has siancd him to a long-term contract. There's an on-lhc-slde verbal agreement he'll play no more dopes. The big movie hit of 1937, "The Awful Truth," stamped Ralph Bellamy ns a good girl loser. He played the role of a hick from (he sticks and lost Irene Dunne to Gary Grant. "It iva.s nn awful mistake for me." he said. "From then on 1 was tyi.crt—crery time there was a hick ' character who lost, the girl in the final reel I was it," I One dny Bellamy went to Warner Bros, and was thumbing Ourgoardlng House with MQJ. Hpopie Out Our Way By J. R. Williams through' a new script. One of Ihe chnrncicr descriptions read: "He'.< a Ms, , friendly midwcslerii guy rh'Rlitlv on the dull side—a lypica'l Ralph Bellamy part." ".That convinced me," Bellamy said. "I rented my home to Chester Morris and went to New York." Eellamy stance! on the Broadway hit "Tomorrow World"- iComes a Time.: in the .Life of All Men SIDI GLANCES HOWS THE CHAMCE OF GET77MG A LBTTER OP iccausc we wanted to play tennis. We got a little panicky and clecid- (1 to sell memberships. We sold 1 few at $50 apiece. We wore Mill n ihc red. So we raised the fee lo S1UO. Him'to S200. A year later 'iirrell had to quit pictures to man- ngc the club, 'the pi-Ice up to SG50, we had 500 members and had o appoint a committee to keep/ people OUT." Wliii't started as a tennis court, low is four courts, a t|l c pool, a :lubho»se, n bar and even a night 'lnl>. When Pnrrell joined the Navy, >Is wife' and father took over. 1 sold out," Bellamy said. "It vas gelling too big for-me." PRESCRIPTIONS Frcfhnt Stock Guaranteed Beat PrttM Kirfoy Drog Stores Bare 50 % On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S D r n f S t • r • Main & Lake Phone 28ZZ Shoes arc costly— have them rc.- newert where exacting care combined with superlative wnrkman- Ihclr being property ship Insure repaired. Every style of repair Is made here -RIGHT! HflLTCRS i JUHLITY SHOe SHO|» Buying Logs Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blythcville, Ark GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Rtpalr WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy, 61 CEILING PRICKS Phone 2291 DRS. NIES & NIES OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and l:30-5:i)0 Clinic 514 M«lm BlytheTille. Ark. Phone ZIZl ... , wiTHiwArarr- SSlSVAf I'LL B6 DEPOSITING A LARGE SUM,'BUT BEFORE / A^A30f? I'D CHANSGE DO, JAW I HWJE'A A THIS B/W.TO /* COMPRBteMEME STKTC- ^ PEM^ ARCADE ' IF \vj£ D&PeMDED /GOSH.' I-UH- GUESS WE MIGHT DC'A LITTLE MORE BUSINESS IF WE WEMT Its) AN' WASHED CURSELFS. / OhsJO--tX>J'T/ IT f PROVES YOU HAVEM'T \ BEEM WTO IT--I'M < / ALWAYS .S-USPfCIOUS I OF A CL&AM K»D AM'A V TUB OF LEMOMADE.' BLEACH1W6 FLUID role Fredrlc March plays in film version. TENNIS IS UK! HUSINKj.S Before deserting movietown, Bellamy sold out. his imprest in the Palm Springs Racquet Club to his partner, Charley Fnrrcll. Tlic Pah: Springs Racquet club is another story—one of the most amusing yarns these tired ears have hcaix in a long lime. It's the story of how two gents got mixed up in a $70,000 riilltinn enterprise just because they wanlC; a nice quiet game of tennis. Ten years ago there were only I wo tennis courts in Palm Springs. Bellamy nml Fan-ell "adopted" one at the swank El Mirartor Hotel, near tlicir desert homes. Finally Ihc management complained, "Every time our guests want lo play tennis, you guys arc there," the manager told them. They promised to let someone else have a chance at Ihc court. A couple of weeks later Bellamy nnd I-'nrrel] were horseback riding and saw a sign advertising 52 acres of desert land for sale for only S3SCO. "II was a mile from town ihut !l was a birgatn. so we bought it," Haipb said. "But we didn't know what to do with II. Finally i Charley, said. 'Let's build a tennis court.'" SO THEY mill.T TWO The cost would be $4200. the cement man said, but for just a little l more thc v could have two tennis .ccurls. "It was a bargain," Ralph 'said, "so we had him build two tennis courts. "Ihcn we had to have a shelter or else get sun stroke, In a couple of weeks we had S18.COO tied up just and Summei f>t All-rininrl Better First Bio^/aphy of America's Great Genera! pirtKhl. 1&I-*. Ann U'nodrvUTll fljlllCrt Tll*trllmtcJ, NEA Srrvlcr, I 1KF.TJS AFKICAN'US XX CUPRKME COMMANDER Ef- 0 SEN11OWER remained the same smiling Ike, genial, simple, easy to talk with, but'firm in his determination and strong in decision. About the only concession ho made to his former habits was to leave his "goop suit" behind him and wear a uniform which his distinguished staff would consider more dignified. He lived with his friend and naval aide, Lieutenant-Commander Bulchcr, in a small house adjoining Admiral Cunningham's, and chose the servants' quarters for his own when he enlerlained visitors. His little Scotty, Telelc, brought with him from London, was always at his heels, a faithful worshipper ot Ins master. At the smmd of his master's voice Tclck's (ail wagged vociferously. The general called it his 'sign language," a code which recognition of. his vast store of human knowledge. ~ "There was nothing about Africa or the entire world (hat II :us Africanus didn't seem lo know," one of his staff confides. "When we asked him about Hannibal's narch lo Italy he gave us a •'">minute extemporaneous lecture. Later I went and checked on his dates ,-mrt facts. You know, he ladn't made a single mislake." Ike is happiest when with his ;oldiers at Ihc front, where ho is veil known and liked by his men. Ic speaks the language ol the he clearly deciphered, like wigwag of the Signal Corps. Wherever 'Ihc Telck was sure the SF.AY MOTOR CO. W Ui> Ph»n. nil general went, go. During the Tunisian campaign ho barely escaped being a war casualty. While stretching himself too far out of the window to observe the lines ol soldicts moving toward the fronl he fell out. A four-star general's car drew up lo the roadside; an orderly hopped out, rescued the missing Tckk, and hurried on (o restore him to his master. "You'd better keep on guard,' the general warned Tclck, "or you may bo taken prisoner. You won' get treated as well in the German Array as we treat you in (he American Army." IT was during these North Afri- • x can campaigns lhat General Ike received a new nickname from his .roops. "Hell, we'll change thai!" exclaims, instead of. the more pompons version of what soldiers call "brass hals." They like his Iraighlforwnrdness. It makes them feel he is one o£ them, just another doughboy. TN an effort to unify tho soldiers Eisenhower told both British an< American troops lhat if they cou!< not get along togclher they woul< go home "on a slow boar, uncs- He is tough, and ye corted." understanding and tactful. nipped all conflicts in the bud When a British officer rcportedlj disparaged American troops, thi general, as soon as he was in formed, consulted the officer's EU perior, who was already on hfs wa> to clear the mailer up. Before tlv day was over the matter had bc-ei settled and unity anct mutual re specl ran higher than before. Tilings looked dark when tl Germans were rushing supplie into Africa from Italy. The Allie air forces were paralyzed by ba weather; armies were bogge* down in torrents of rain. They ha been beset by supply rlifiicuKie transportation by sea, and a thou sand-amUpne problems. Eisen bower 'was quick to place ar •iiilimale associates—Ikcus Afri-| American troops needed nUhcdis canus, This classical tribute WEJ- in 1 nosal oj: Iho Brilisli, It was ihc >nt .Hie actual joining of the . : ' rmies began, and not until after : ic British Eighth Army had lakeri • rinqli and won the supply race ; . ,d Eisenhower relax. ! • This'critical period welded the-, > mericans and Britons together oth in the field and at hcadquar- ers. Together, sharing the glory,' ' icy went on to victory. Eiseu- •' ower used his genius for co-ordi- alien also in working with Vouch. Seeing the French •ilhont proper equipment or cloth- ' ig, lie quickly allocated some ef material to them and gave icm a cliancc to participate in the 'unisian victory. By his great tact nd by placing credit and rcspon- ibility with the right men he aincd their respect as chief in lame and action. His frankness n<l intelligence carried him lira ugh until he could make liangcs and give commands which he British Imperial General Staff pprovcd without question. * * * 'TWERE is a story (old about the * time General Marshall, coming rom America, visited the North African front. He was appalled by he number of hours on Eiscn- lovver's schedule and the enormous imounl of work he was doing. "Marshall entrusted an aide with he task of imposing a more leisurely schedule on Eisenhower. Ike accepted Use orders from his boss in Washington by coming to work (lie next day at 9:30 in the morning. His habit was to rise about sunrise and start to wor>_ On the new schedule.Ike took long lunch instead of a snack; ho left his office at 5 o'clock in the evening instead ot working into the night. This new routine lasted exactly one day. The next morning. Eisenhower was at hand about daybreak to "make up for the lost time." The aide who had been instructed by General Marshall to see that Eisenhower abided by the rules, was worried. He went to Marshall's aide and reported his failure. "Hell," exclaimed Marshall's aide, "lhal's all right. Marshall never follows his own routine, anyhow." NEXT; Victory in North Africa.^

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