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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS r " THE COURIER NEWS CO. ' H. W. ; HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor •JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager * Sole National Advertising Representatives: TysHace Warner Co.,, New York., Chicago, Dc- twit, Ailanfa", Memphis, V Published Every Alter noon Except Sunday 'Entered as second clnss matter at the post- office at BlythevlIIe, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917". '• Served by the United Press T~ ~SUBSCRIPTION RATES " p By carrier In the city of Blytheville, 20o per i week, or 85c ger month. 1 By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per jjeaji ?20p for six months, $1.00 for three months; by' mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable in advance. Np Time for Dancing J Newspaper accoimfs of the celebrations which followed news Unit Paris • • • t Was liberated set us lo wondering what American reaction will bo when llic fighting ceases in Europe ;wd later in BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Mr. Fenton displayed a shorl-sight- c<l altitude. He riuisl .know dial Americans, including the millions in the firmed forces and iii organized labor, realize that labor's wartime accomplishments immensely outweigh its faults. Hut he must also know that these same Americans arc aware that there have been many strikes—strikes that cost needed tools of war and perhaps lives, many of them for trival reasons. These strikes'arc facts, not propaganda. And to call them propaganda or try to shift the blame onto management and the American press docs not fool anybody. When labor leaders feel labor so strong and mighty that it will not tolerate a word of criticism, they arc courting the same comc-uppance which once caught up with business loaders who entertained the mime attitude. the Far East Anyone who remembers 'NOiiTIQICy Nov.. 11,. 1918, in this country remembers, that, it .was a day of jubilation. Put we 'venture to predict that the next Armistice Day will find us in a cliffer- fcnt mood. ' Armistice Day in 1918, for all the undertone of sorrow and all the lives lost, was somewhat like a football victory at the annual homecoming gamo. There -were bands and noiscmakcrs and confetti and dancing in the streets. Rut we are likely to view the next Armistice Day that marks tho passing of a ciisisjii U serious illness and the beginning of n long convalescence, j On NOT-. 11, 1918, the fight was won |ind peace had come to stay. Only the . very cynical ortthe very far-seeing doubted that. Kings had lost their thrones; we embraced a world rrmue safe for democracy. The war to end yvar was itself ended. ', Today ive can already sec the Ire- .mentions job that lies beyond peace. \\'c tan see it in Italy where, while fight- jug c6nlnucs," long-submerged parties and old rivalries have been reborn as the country struggles painfully toward stable government. Wo shall shortly see Fiance tackle her hard problem of clearing out tho decayed' remnants of the Third Republic and founding a new, 'unified Fourth. ^ The Balkans will have to bind up the icopened wounds of ageless, endless imarrels. Then China must resolve her unhappy internal situation. And these are only political problems. Such problems as food, health and currency, Equally or more important, must be tv'prkcd on at the same time. Our armies in Frnaec have begun' to 9aptme the young first-line, Nazi nurtured cieam of Hitler's .-forces. Intor- jviews with these arrogant prisoners, ignorant of all culture save Hitler's, em- phasizc the staggering job of rie- and re-educating that must be done in Germany .Theie is mi equally difficult task o! the same sort ahead of us in Japan. . It'is, well that we know how sick the world has been, and how contagious }.hat sickness can be. Perhaps knowing Jvill enable us to help nurse the world to real health this lime—even though the magnitude of the task leaves no time or inclination for dancing in the streets Next Armistice Day. War has quietly taken away that comfortable feeliiig of the permanence and solidity of ordinary customs and events. Probably few people noted the feeling when : it was'present or consciously inwsed it when it went. We certainly 'hadn't until we read that New York fashion designers are already planning to go. back to Paris, and (hat preparations are underway for the world ' premiere of •:a Hollywood picture in France this winter. Suddenly it all came back to iis. VVe kiietv how Noah must have felt when the,dove returned with the olive branch. •"•'•'.. Strikes Aren't 'Propaganda' I Frank P Fenton, A. F. of L. director of oigani/alion :uul one of six labor leaders touring the French front, is jliiotcd as paying Ihul the soldiers over thcie aic starling to understand that ''this strike talk is purely propaganda." Recurring 1 ' Symptoms '['lie resignation of ..Charles E. Wilson from the • vice 'chairmanship of WPB, and the •.statement that accompanied it, reveal symptoriis of a distressingly 'malady that has been cropping up periodically in Washington since the war..Ktarted. •Somti'.'pepplc call it "Potomac fe'Ver. ". The miiliid'y.'.is-likely' lo afflict the most earnest and patriotic government executives. lU's'-marked by what mjght be called a bigoted viewpoint of political theology—a feelingi'that salvation'lies in one's own political or economic gospel, and in that gospel alorii. It afflicts the' patient with myopia,\.aiusiiig him,, to lose sight of distant objectives, such . as the,war that is being fought and .ihe people affected, by the patient's ;judgment. It makes the patient forge I .results unti engrossed iri the means toward .the result. Very likely : tho malady .has stricken the principals: in the most recent case, as well as; the subordinate WPB officials whom Mr. Wilson mentioned without identifying. It does not, however, reflect upon 1 the sincerity or good intentions of any of them. this malady is seldom harmful to the patient-,'bill it can be quite i uncomfortable for the victims of the symptoms.. And there have been known cures for .this bureaucratic fever; Sometimes it is necessary to get the patient out of the Washington climate. But on other occasions it has been found that some sli'aight talk or rough handling by a higher-tip will bring the patient out of it. Perhaps thai cure ought to be tried more from now on, rather than trusting that the .disease will cure itself. They cllmcrt all over our jcciw; they <!li- monnlcd from their bikes nnrt kissed us. Lord, liosv they kissed vis- t didn't think it was possible to be klMced by so many people f.o many times in such a litlc while.—United Press'cor- respondent -jumps C. McOllncy. on American entry tnt.i Paris. SfDB OUNCES THURSDAY,.AUGUST 31, 19d4 But That Wasn't in the Bargain, Adolf! "Tom Jones's boy is a navigalor and Bill Smirn's son is ;i " bombwilier—makes it bard for a feller to decide which . one to support for mayor!" • THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- EARLY-DAY BELIEVED THE GOLD IM CALIFORNIA SOIL RESULTED FROM FALLING PETALS OF THE 60LOEN CALIFORNIA POPPY. WHO WAS VICE-PRESIDENT DURIW6 FRANKLIN ROOSR/ELTSFIRST TERM? OF MM INTO SPACE WAS MADE ' /6/ YEARS AGO, , . IN FRANCE/ , . . . PILATRE DE ROZIER /NO THE MARflUlf D'ARLANDES, IN 1763, ASCENDED IN A FREE 8AUOOM WHICH THEY KEPT ALOFT BY 1^. ,•" • if ^/;^::^^^^i=-ysm iy 1 made this mistake." Another, "Draft Board. Dear Sir: Please leave me out of the army a little longer. My wife's father is in a little trouble, fie got life sentence." • * • No more cigar smoking' for Lou Costelto on the .screen or in publicity pictures. His radio cigfirel sponsor squ/.ivked. He rctiininsi however, a chain cigar smoker when Hie cameras aren't peeking. A fish bus Jio facial expression because it ha.v no facial muscles. Hold Everything BEFORE DESCENDING, THE CRAFT CARRIED ITS TWO FRISHTENEO PASSENGERS OVER THH CITY OF PARIS. ANSWER: John Nance Garner of Texas. NEXT: First armor plate, protection for pilols. In Hollywood BY KliSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff C'otTcsifotident toes on Itsjront paws. Toni Seven, the mama cat and (he kittens pos! BEHIND THE SCREEN: Taking c( | together for photographs. a' number for n name has its problems. And nol arithmetic problems, cither. You may have rend fi Tew u'eeks ago about blonde slarlcl June Millarde going to court mid lesal- chnnetng her name lo Toni Seven. She \vanlcri lo change her name, she told the judge, because .'he didn't want lo capitalize on the fame of her parents—silent slar June Caprice and Harry Millarde. I lie once famous director. The judge took one look at Ihe liul.v. gave a long, Ion- whistle ami commented, "What a number!" Hut look what has happened since. Seven thousand pin-up requests from the armed forces. A tent by the name of Six who mines silver in Arizona proposed marriage. Dltlti from a Mr. Eleven in Pittsbi.rp!i. Toni called a restaurant one nfghl (or reservations for two and got a table tor seven. And then there were the • chls. I A 7-ycar-old cat ill Pasadena. C;ali(.. il seems, gave birth to YES—NO For a long time \vc have been meaning abcml the sometimes idiotic rulings of movie censors. To- tiny we'd like to throw a brick at the blue .pencllcrs of radio, who can be just us oilly. The networks have all banned n Sammy' Culm-Julie Stytie song. "I Said No." because of its double- meaning lyrics. So all right. But now the lime can't even be played on the air WITHOUT the lyrics. Why? The tune, the rndio censors ruled, might rem.'nd you of llic words. Oh, brother! The invasion of France Inin^s bark mcmorirs to a lot ul 1918 veterans but tew, we'll bet can lop a story told liy Gene Alis- tfn, the ftrnl who niailc "[Sly Ulue ilravcn" famous. One ni^ht ihirin;; 11 rainstorm P small town near Taris, (ic w:nntc.'cil int." a hniWini; qur : Bpardiru3hlouse with Ma j. Hoople Out Our Wpy EGAD, JASOM ' -h VALET TO NOT ARRWEO STRICTLY ACCORDING TO cosMefi- FORMW. ATTIRE-*-ALSO W\PE TOPATt "err RESTLESS BOLST iftt BACK: <SM You.' — ARE TV\ey CriAUFPEOR'S COSTU^e. AS ORNER OP THE HCX3PL'=- t<\ . Williams tHER-.V-XXJ 6UVS'R£ ALWAYS \VlSHIMG YOU LIVED iw JUST f-UCH A UTOPl.V • AMD 1HERES A M\M VJHODOES. Btyf rccsM'7 PAY A BIT OF lEUTiOM THE CULY KMD OF UTOPIA 'THERE EVER IS-IT'S "IH'THIMG THAT'S A.V.WWS. AHEAD OF YOU ER ALWAYS 6EHIMD>DU.' .'.JA •••', ' •'•''V • -i ' " IT'6 WHERE YOU AIN'T . - --- - Tor a dry .spul to sleep. He untie of kittens, cacli »ith seven C(i n Inl rf wiCli figures under bliinkcts but found an ciup (y hcnch. Xc.vt morning lie open rO bi.s cyos, turned iulc :llld start f(J rliniiins. He bad slcnl in tbe to\vu' nir.rsucl "HEAK SIK—' ' Hollywood's C(7llcc!or of ocM lot ter-ature. Juliet t.owoll. hns coin piled another book, tilled "Owl Sir." >wse<! on odtl leiiere sent, to rtrafl boards, war agencies nnt' "ovorniwin offices. It will probab ly reach the sciceu as a series ol rhorls. siniJar to Ihn celluloid ver sion of her firn effort nloim the same line, "Dumb Hello Lettres." She found all draft boards and war agencies happy t 0 co-opnral" because the Irtea was to furnisl sorely nc«lc<l laiujbs (o a nalloi at war. The collection Include; lltllc gems as: "Draft Board S;r: In answer to your loiter s married Ixu week. I'm sor "And lo think I used lo dream. aboul being cast away on a lonely isle wilh a sailor!" ' Sare 50 % OB TRUSSES Steel and Elastic S T E W A R T S Or n i S t•r « Main & Lake Phone 281Z Buying Logs 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 OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 614 MaU BlytheTlIfe, Ark. rhone ZiZl First Biography of America's Great General IOH. Ami \Voiiil%vnnl IllKlrllnittd, NEA Sfrvlcr, Inc. nHnr and 8nmmrr r U N E - If P ! (Jasnlinf . . . Stre Of All-round Better Performance I SEAY MOTOR CO. *•>> p«ru * Benin Fhmt IU1 LANDING IN SICILY XXII VT/lTll North Africa safely in his possession, General Eisenhower east his eyes towarc ^t -ope. Working indcfnligably i'or 'vc weeks, Ike and his staff planned every deinil of the job. V.'hcn nc was questioned about his chances for success, he pointed toward Sicily and remarked, "We'll be in there going well in a month." Day and night his bombers \vore creating havoc over the Hands of the Mediterranean and far into Italy. The island of Paiitcllcria, after 20 days of incessant bombing and co-orclinalcd bombardment by naval forces, was reduced lo .L-hninblcs. The garrison of 10,000 t.roops surrendered without an i Allied kiss on June 11, 1913. The . .slant! of Lambcuusa surrendered Jon the following day —and then ', Linosn. [ Eisenhower sal at his • headquarters, with his staff, working out iho details in accordance iwilh a general plan which had Ticen decided upon at (he Ccisa- !hlanca conference. Through long : hottrs of ceaseless discussion the j strategists surveyed charUs, bluc- iprinls, ami maps involving ever}* ^problem. The minutest details were ! rmal.vzed. Tedder, Curininj!hnm, ioncl Alexander were given the re- Isponsibility for strategy and siip- ; Ply. ; Al llic oblony council lablc, will-. \ Eisenhower silling at the head, : ll ey shot questions back and forth • ir, verbal volleys. When a tcchni- ,-cal problem arose they called ii: ; experts and other generals to ad- Jvisc with them. After the day.. ; session, Ike would remain working 'oionc until far into the night, lie .was now rising at 4 o'clocl: in the •morning and staying on llic job ! till 'midnight. ' .While llic campaign was be ; organized. Anthony Eden back iii London, affirmed his complete eon- Mcncc in llicm. "Not enough has Dccn said about the invaluable work of General Eisenhower in Xorlh Africa. Literally lucre is 10 parallel for it in history. 11 s not a joint Allied staff thai he :ias created, but one single staff working toward one objective. What can be done in North Africa in war can be done elsewhere in peace." * * * <~VN July 4 Ike made an Indcpend- ^ cncc Day speech. "The Dcc- laralion of Independence was made 167 years ago, after a long and bitter baltlo," he said. "The tlirce nations involved arc nosv represented here. Unhappily they were not on the same side in that war. But today we are marching side by sire to defeat an enemy which is trying todctcat everything our Declaration of Independence stands for." The invasion of Sicily on the night of July S was now but a matter of hours. The warships and transports had sailed. General Eisenhower watched Ihe departure o( an Allied air fleet ?.nd then went to his headquarters. He spent the night tracing the course of Ihe invasion on charts in his oflicc and in the Fighter Command room which had charge of the air umbrella covering the action. A few hours before the Sicilian invasion a terrific wind swept over the Mediterranean. Ike watched and gauged it with his weather-trained plainsman's eye. Ho went to headquarters and lound a message from General Marshall: "Is it on or off and what do you think?' 1 "It's on!" TT'—v-f,.—i- y-:red back. "V.'kr -."^ a r.'^li ' ' » ! think we'll bi nblo ,->. ;.~fK'. success in l!ie M.-..—.'r-i." Throu^hwl Ihe \\ork of the night, Ike sustained himself by sipping (ea. fiirnttig' to an aide ic smacked his lips and re- 1 narked, "The .English k.iow what'. they're doing. This tea habit is 'lot so bad!" It was revealed at this time that Ike always carried seven good- luck nieces in his pocket. They were old coins which he rubs when in a particularly ticklish action. The officers, watching hi wilh his hand in his pocket, no dcd and said, "We'll win — Ike's rubbing his good-luck pieces." AT 1:30 Ike was convinced from the reports coming to him that the "boys arc doing a good jjb." While he \Vicd he lay (.own and took cat naps until 4:30, when an orderly announced, "CYneral, the invasion is a suc- t:ss. The boys have landed in li'icily." By golly!" shouted Ike. They've' done it again!" Immediately he began to broad-' cast his messages to the besieged peoples. Sicilians listened enthralled as (he proclamation of their American liberator came to them over the radio in their own language. Always thinking far ahead of bis enemies, and knowing that Ilillcr would use the invasion of Sicily to excite fear in France that they, too, were about to be invaded, Eisenhower sent this message to the French people and listened in the broadcasting room as it went out over the air: 'Anglo-American armed force,-.\ have today launched an offe'nsivt. A> against Sicily. It is the first stagc?^ 'n the liberation o£ the European. continent. There will be others., "I call on the French people to remain calm, not to allow themselves to be deceived by the false rumors which the enemy might circulate. The Allied radio will k-ep you informed on military developments. "By remaining calm and by not tyosing yourselves to reprisals du'ougli premature action,' you will be helping us effectively. ! When the hour of. action strikes we will lei you kno'.v. Till then, ' help us by following our inslruc- t ; ons; that is to say, keep calm, I conserve your strength." I NEXT: Victory in Sidly.

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