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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 30, 1944
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' THE-BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •'• THE COURIER NEWS OO. ' • H; W." HAINES, Publisher ' SAMUEL F. NORMS, Editor, : ' JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager 1 Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, De- trolt> Atlanta,, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- olflce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October S, 1917. Served by the United Press . SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of Blythevllle, 20c per week, or S5c per month. , By mall, .wlUtln a radius of 40. miles,. $4.00 per year, $2,00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by. mall: outside 50. mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. Happy Ending, Momentous Beginning Governor Dcway was undoubtedly sincere when lie expressed tear thai Hie small nations might be sold down the river ia a peace organization built around the great powers. However, there was little cause for anxiety about this country's intentions. Secretary of Slate Hull has demonstrated his desire for international equity and justice loo often to cause any doubt of his integrity ot'r his intentions. \ Yet the governor's fear, which for n moment threatened to make foreign policy a decisive campaign issue, 1 'resolved into a happy ending. For it led to the "conversations between Mr. Hull and John Foster Dulles. Governor Dewey's international relations adviser, '••conversations which should, do much toward counterbalancing the regrettable decision to make the Dumbarton Oaks conference secret. If anything under the sun is the business of the world's people, it is the subject now under discussion at Dumbarton Oaks. And in this country it is to the government's advantage to make it so. • , .. It isn't enough to say that the present conference is only preliminary, that implementation of its decisions is a long way off, or that the Senate will have to ratify final agreements anyway. ; When, after the last war, President Wilson aet out to sell the country an accomplished fact, it was too late. The whole story of America's rejection of the League of Nations can't be told by saying that Henry Cabot Lodge was stubborn, or worse. There was bad . judgment all around which more light certainly would have improved. World peace became a domestic political issue, which it shouldn't, have been. The breach widened until there :was no hope of compromise, no choice between isolation and the League as it already existed. This breach has-shown signs of reappearing in the present campaign, with the ghosts of 1920 being dragged forth, dressed and made up to look alive and pertinent today. Such a course could lead to a fatal error which the Hull-Dulles talks may avert. The presence of the Republican candidate's representative can lend the conference the non-partisan atmosphere it should have. It should give the public a double soiirce of information on the most important decisions, and remove any suspicion that America's part in the conference is a one-party affair. It offers a chance for public discussion of any points of difference, and an opportunity to conform our actions to responsible majority wishes before the mold is set. That is the ideal but not impossible outcome of the Hull-Dulles consultation •on the momentous, history-shaping events at Dumbarton Oaks. BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Realism A recent act by Mississippi's state legislators has us in a state of mingled confusion and admiration. The act imposes a 10 per cent sales lax on any commodity "the sale of which is prohibited by law." Certainly it's a little untradilional, and it may take some winking at illegal practices—at least as long as the boys kick in with the tax. But somehow there's a nice mature realism about the law. Fines and prisons are deterrents ,to illegal!ly. But n 10 per cent bite out of every sale of liquor (Mississippi is dry by law) or black market gas or. nylons—that's something else ngain. Especially since convictions for tax violation are relatively neat and simple. II provides a new twist on an old saw: "1C you can't l>9at 'cm, tax 'em!" . . . And we hope that next session the Mississippi legislature lays oil a 20 per cent tax for hijacking. o/ QtlveM, Reproduction In Ihti odium oi cdllorUls from other n»w»pap<T» low not luteituilj tatut endantment bat li tn Acknowledgment ot Interest la th» fubJeoU discussed. Cotton.Versus Rayon Recent pressure for a higher price for cotton no doubt will meet with wide support from the Soiilh's 2,000,000 growers. But mi niinlysls of the long-ranee result on the Industry as a whole should be a warning to cotton loaders. There nre recurring reports thnt some cottnn textile manufacturers nre gearing their opera- lioiis in the postwar cm to the use of less cotton and more rayon, now cotton's domestic competitor. These manufacturers nre growing tired of continued poilllenl manipulation with the price of cotton. They arc now caught In a squeeze between the Increasing cosLi of lint and a celling on their finished goods. Senator Bankhcnd's recent advice that growers withhold llieir crop to force up the price will have one general result on the domestic position of the South'! greatest crop—further dissatisfaction by lunmifaclurers and an deceleration of the trend to substitutes. Lcok at the competitive positions of the fillers. In 1943 production of rayon rose to 603,100,000 pounds, more than SO.0,000.000 pounds over the 1930 output. Tills was equivalent to 1,320,000 bales of cotton, or 50 per cent of Hie estimated crop In Texas. .Fourteen years ago this competition amounted only to C per cent of the Texas crop. The cost of rayon in 1330 was four times that of cotton; today their costs are just about the same. Just because annual domestic consumption of cotton now—around 10,000,000 bales—Is the highest in history, the industry's leaders must not fail to take a long-range view of the situation. Huge military demands nre largely responsible. That market may soon lie gone. What the Industry must unite on Is a program for lower tariffs, reopening of foreign markets antt greater mechanization of the crop, which will enable the farmer to reduce Ills operating cost and make a profit even though cotton drops to around 8 cents to 11 cents a pound. Tills is the surest way to meet competition. —JACKSON (Miss.) DAILY NEWS. •lOTHCTtAY If the conflicting political issues remain, a new war is Inevitable. The harshaness of conditions presented to the vanquished can postpone, but never prevent a new war.—Berlin Foreign Office, • » • Fighting for every place will be necessary even after the Allies invade Germany.—Dr. Edward Bcnes, president of Czechoslovakia. • » • We are not nn appendage of either major ]x>Jitical party . . . nor have we any desire to capture cither party . . . We seek to influence thinking, the program and the choice of candidates. We know that when enough Americans vote, they will vote right; that their collective judgment will prove to be a sound Judgment.— CIO Leader Sidney Hllmian. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1!M<1 SIDE OUNCES (("Yes, di'iu-, I know my new sccreUiry" is uooii looking; -iluil liol[)_is_su_sL l nrci; llii'.si- ilnys we jiisljiave lojalie' *•*•'. "' " •.:"-.!•*•."'"Wllill WC dill gUl!'^X'>iifeai«Bfe»!iacii5_-' THIS CURIOUS WORLD ,%™£' IT FORMERLY WAS THE ^{ CUSTOM FOR FARMERS TO 8UILD OWLW/JNOOWS IN THEIR BARMS... THE BARN OWL BEING A\UCH IN FAVOR BECAUSE OF ct. Vivian Blane is her name. We iscovered her in this column a liile back. She lias been starred by Darryl Znnuck in three movies Greenwich Village^ "Something or Die Boys" and "Nob HilJ." But one of tlie pictures have yet been eleasecl. Vivian was under contract to Ctli Century-Fox for a year and otliing happened. She's a former rchestra singer. Then she dyed er hair red and the studio found new personality. She, had been :i;cd before that, as a "cold londe" in such films as Laurel nd Hardy's "Jitterbugs." As the feminine star of "Nob" ill" the studio will ballyhoo her s "the hot redhead." She battles •ith Joan Bennett over the affec- ons of George Raft. COM. i»MBYi,E;is£»w«.Mc.—) FAVOR BECAUSE OF T.H.REo.(is.pAr.orr.. ( ITS A\OUSIN6 ABILITY., $m COLORADO HASAWRE THAN &,OOO A\ILE5 OF FISHING STREAMS. 'THE WHEELS OFACARMUSrTURN^ TO GO STRAl&Hr AHEAD/'JSja- F. ELIOT; NEXT: First flight over Paris. In Hollywood BY F.RSKIM; JOHNSON NEA Staff Corrsponrtcnl Behind the .screen: Sugary mother roles, Jane Danvcll confessed today with a trace of ennui, nre be- .'nning to sour. "Just for once," she says, "I'd like to be. n hell-cat . . . get n role where I wouldnt have to pretend to be such an angelic creature." June Darwcll hns grounds for complaint, she has been east as a mother in almost all of her 300 pictures. Her brilliant portrayal of "Ma Joari" ,!n "The Gropes of Wrath definitely marked her — if such distinction was necessary—as the ideal mother type. She's mothered practically every actor in the business, Including Hank Fonda. Ty Power, Don Anie- che and Mickey Rooney. But- it is one of filmdom's ironies that she lias never had any children of her own. She docs admit, however, lo a strongly ingrained "mother complex." Her current picture is typic.i!. She plays the part ot "Mom", head of n servicemen's canteen. The title, "Hello, Mom." "I suppose," she reflects with just, the hint of n sigh, "that I shall OurBoording House with Moj. Hoople Out Our Way ByJ. R. Williams BEFORE VOO WIT WlGU C SPRAINi ^ \10CkL CORD, LET M& READ You THE DIRECTIONS THE BOTTLE — VOU GET GOES FOR MJKT5. ,; SOOM I'LL POCVtET A KMCE 6UfA FOR MS DIMOSAU& YOU PREFER. DIAMOND OIU POR.TRMT OF VOUK- O OR GO DOT Of HERE SO F^ST YOLVLL THtrtK EDOie ARCiVRO "S Ort VOOR. BACK.' continue lo purr and like it." GAKGAN, THE MARKED il Fourteen years as a make-believe, policeman have made Edward Oar- gan America's most law-abiding He lias discovered that not all members of the police prt'rs- sion approve the way he presents them on tlie screen. There have been complaints. Playing another policeman in the Danny Kuye comedy, "The Wonder Man," Gargan reports that he once inadvertently parked his car in a restricted zone. The cop recognized him as the actor who consistently docs less than justice to the mental status of gendarmes. The officer went over Gargan with a fine tooth comb. When the resulting ticket was finally computed he ha ( | been cited for maladjusted hen rtllghts, oversized windshield stickers, expired brake certfiicate, ownership certificate improperly displayed and half dozen other minor infractions. "Brother," said the cop, grinning savagely into citizen Gargan's teeth, " do I get a kick out of pour- Ing it onto you." From that time on Gargnn figured lie was a marked man. He went back to his automobile and a life of caution. Edward Gargan started his cop specialist career back in 1930. He was Mulligan in the Chicago coi pany of "Strictly Dishonorable," role for which he took a four-week course in club twirling from a po liceman friend in New York. Hollywood talent scouts saw him in the show, brought him to Hoi lywood for a career as a make-be lieve policeman. He has doffed po liccliccman's blue occasionally |i play dumb wrestlers, bartenders conductors and snbway guards. "I went into n restaurant on night." he reports, "and n waltres handed me the menu upside dowr •So what,' she said when r went t< straighten it, 'You can't read any » ay.'" COM) BLONDE—HOT BEDHEAD Tlie cold blonde who became hoi redhead' is Hollywood's newes feminine star—but nobody knows 1 Spring and Summer TUNS-UP Safe Gasoline . . Tires. Get All-round Belter Perform an eel T- L SEAT MOTOR CO. Chry»ler De»l*t rut* A Bwrtet Ul W. &<h Thtfit til* Right Behind You. Son! The linj, a member of the cotl imily, is the most prolific of fish aying 26,000,000 eggs in one pawning period. S*TC 60% OB TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWARTS Drag S t•rt Main & Lake Phone 2822 Shoes are cosily— have them renewed whew exacting care combined wilh superlative workmin- hip insure their being properly epaircrf. Every style of repair Is made here —RIGHT! H-flLT€RS QUALITY SHOfi SHOP IZ1 W. MO I N ST. Buying Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. • Blytheville, Ark GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 DRS. NIES & NIES ' OSTEOPATH 1C PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Maim BJytheylUe, Ark. Phone 2121 » kl I • First Biography of America's Great General Copyright, 1044. Aon y.Vxiilmin! Mllltri H]»!rU,ufC'J. NEA Strvlcc, Inc. VICTOUT IN NORTH AFRICA XXI "THINGS were getting hot," as Ike called it, all along the line. The Axis was fighting desperately at great cost of lives and supplies. They broke through American ar- 'tillery positions west of Paid Pass, limpenling the Allied positions at Gafsa. American forces under heavy assaults withdrew lo the •hills in tlie Tebessa region on the ;Algerian border. Montgomery's 'British Eighth Army was only 165 ;milcs niray after fighting its way across North Africa. TliQ battles at Kasscrine- Pass were being waged with terrific .onslaughts from both sides. The first battle lasted two days and ended in defeat for the Americans and French, who were forced back : into Algeria. It was a death strug- 'gie to take this mountain gateway ; to Tunis. The Germans, spirited •by their temporary victory, nd- A'anccd rapidly towards Thala. General Eisenhower was al the ifront witnessing l!ie battle. Stand- Jing beside him were General Alex- 'andor, General GiraucI, and Gen- jcral Patton. They watched the [American forces as they rallied a ]few days later with a powerful [attack. Through brilliant strategy jthe Germans were caught between (the sheer, cliffcd walls in the i mountain pass—n modern Tlier- jmopylae. Waves of American | bombers poured death from the isldes. Panic-stricken, tho Germans i tried to escape the flaming tomb, j'out the American ground forces j drove through with devastating power. Tlie Battle of Kasscrine Pass was won (Feb. 24, 1943), and Iho remnants of the Germans retreated toward Gafsa. And Gafsa I \s r ith General Eisenhower witnessing tiie battle, was captured in terrific combat by American infantry on March 17, St. Patrick's Tlie Americans captured El Guet- ar. The German MaretS Line bean to crack under Allied bombing and a major battle was brewing. General "Monty" Montgomery was naking rapid progress coming rom the east and sent the follow- ng message lo his chief: "We are all looking forward to loining the United Stales of Amcr- ca forces very shortly and after :hat we will finish off this busi- icss very quickly between us." * * * HE British forced Rommel from his Mareth Line (March 29) nlo Southern Tunisia towards Uabes, which was under heavy naval shelling. They captured El rtamma and Gabes (March 30). Rommel was pushed farther and farther into the coffin corner, until iie joined with von Arnim's forces in Northwest Tunisia. The long-awaited day arrived. It was April 7 when the message came to Eisenhower that Monty's baltle-scarr.ed British veterans, who had fought their way 2000 miles across the African deserls, liad joined Hie Americans in Tunisia, soulh of Do Djcbel Chemsi on the Gafsa-Gabes road. Monty's gallant Eighth and Palton's Second U. S. Corps were fighting together against the common enemy. In the meantime, other American forces had accomplished n major thrust by pushing 20 miles and taking Fondouk in Central Tunisia. Tlie combinwl force swept forward. The total Axis prisoners of the two armies counted 12,000 as Axis forces abandoned Mahares and retreated towards Sfax on Apri! 9. Sfax was captured the next day and on (he llth day they were 27 miles north at La Hencha while American troops stormed and swept through Faid Pass, Kairouan was taken dn April 12 and the armies swept on, capturing thousands of Axis troops 30,000 by April 15. *. ...< [>OMMEL was being beaten af; his own game. He had only the.' sen behind him. He must fight to • he last ditch or attempt a Ger-; nan "Dunkirk" with what wast eft of his shattered army. Jn| North Tunisia American troops, in • otal darkness, captured all the; Djebel Tahent, Hill 609. American j roops captured Maleur, 19 southwest of Bizerte, after : mile advance through the Gcrmati position of Jefna to the west. The Axis in Africa had conv :hc end of the trail. On a L May day (May 7, 1943) at 4.It a.] he afternoon Bizcrlc was caplurao; by the U. S. Second Corps a:u«&: ~iy the French. Tunis was capUrieo! :)y the British First Army an*r; idvancing 23 miles in 3G hou.*.; United Slates armored forces w^i-<ji advancing toward the Gulf of' Tunis to cut off the retreating Ax'> roops. The Brlish pushed along the const to stop the enemy from' vilhdrawing into the hills of the', Cape Bon Peninsula. ' Bombers were pouriro): death and' destruction on the llixlng armies' of Rommel. His desperate attempt to escape lo 'the sea had failed.; There was but one tiling left for! liim—to escape to Italy by air andi leave his bedraggled army behind him. . I May 9 was a dismal day to the' "all-powerful" Axis. Germans and; Italians began surrendering uncon-- dilionally en masse. Six great Go'Yj man commanders, headed byiUjj.; proud Maj.-Gen. Willibard Bo>£-| wiclz, surrendered to tho Amer-! ican General Bradley of the Sec-: ond Corps. ; The death rattle was gurgling in' the throats of the mighty Axis. A; few hours later, on May 10, British' forces were advancing up both; sides of Cape Bon peninsula tO| trangle Hitler's "supermen".with a last powerful grip. ..' General Eisenhower, at hie head-*] quarters, issued this statement oni May 12: "Organized resistance, ex-, cept in isolated pockets of the enemy, has ceased. General von- Armin, commander of the Axis forces in Tunisia, has been capture A." •iN_EXT:. .Landins In Sicily."'^.

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