The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1950 · Page 5
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TUESDAY, 'APRIL.25, 1950 BLITHEVILLB (ARK.)' COURIER NTCWS Five Years Ago Today, Friendship W as the Word- U.S.-SovietMet Peacefully on Elbe in 1945 Iron Curtain * HasDropped Since Then (Editor 1 1 Note: Five years ago rtAkjr WPS Gallagher, as chief of flKeiated Press war correspondents on the western front, was present when American and Soviet forces met on the Elbe River. In this story he recalls that first happy meeting of American and Russian ' troops, and contrasts the friendly relations that prevailed with those that now characterize Russian and American relations.) By Wes Galiather FRANKFURT, Germany, April 25 Ice Sucker's Wedding Day Tale Moves (/.S. Customs~Officiais WASHINGTON, April 25. They won't tell you his name at O. S. Customs Bureau. They won't even name the river where he was bucking ice the day his daughter was wed. But they liked his story. And when It came time to set his fine for operating a ferry without a license, they made it a "nominal" one. In the words of the old ferry master who got into trouble (as told by the bureau), "the picture goes back to September 1949." A highway bridge burned. Traffic was detoured over ferries. The Army built a pontoon bridge and "we Then along (/Pj-How many remember Torgau? trimmed our business Probably not one in a thousand: about Jan. 1, the rx who reads this. In fact, it would be was carried out remarkable il that many remember.: ferries took over A few ex-GIs might. They were j -This was a difficult operation five years ago today. jthe ferryman wrote. "cnSaxed ice and the there 13." He was continually on the Job, he said, because the "thermometer persisted i n sticking" and "a shut down in zero weather would be disastrous, 30 miles from nowhere." Then i hf . re was , he paper work •esultlng from "crew doubled, with the consequent w-1, social security, unemployment, medical aid, etc." But that's not all, he said His daughter chose Friday 13, for her wedding day. "For weeks, I pfac- iced that slow cadence step to the une of Mendelssohn. I did not want to disgrace my daughter." But he didn't get to the wedding, : said. "Roads were impassable and I was needed on deck." All these things, the ferry master explained, caused "a lapse of mem- Torgau, a centuries-old sleepy German town, was where the American armies first met the Russians, heralding the end of the most disastrous war in hir'ory. Others Claim Honor There are other'claimants for the honor. One correspondent later wrote that American and Russian patrols actually Joined almost four hours earlier at Strehla, 16 mites south. But- for history's sake. Totgau: is the first official meeting place of! the East and West. In a matter of hours, from one end of the Elbe River to the other, American and Russian soldiers were' falling into one another's arms tn by the 'blizzard ol the ceritury~"jan. dancing. An'Ominous Note The same issue of the Stan .and Stripes that carried the Tor- jau meeting buried in a back pate a hint of things to come. No one gave it a second glance and If they did, thought nothing of It. The headline on a story of a U.N. meeting read: "Molotov argues on chairmanship of conference." The headline was to become a familiar one to readers in the next five years. But on the Elbe five a stream of cognac and vodka , There was no Iron Curtain then.l ye " s a8 ° totlay ' no one ar «ued. Russian or American GIs' Into the future. They would Prom Marshal Zhukov and General Eisenhower down to the lowest nof have believed It if they could Ol, there was a belief that East and have seen what was coming. They i Wcst couW make a «° of ? eace were Just happv to be alive, with , L °° km K around at bodies rotting the war about over. • - . ' j ln tne sun-flooded spring fields belt is difficult now to realize the . tw .1 En . the u '° « m !«=. man y a GI on fraternity that reigned then. There was, for example, MaJ. An- aphim Larionov of the 48th Soviet Guards Division at Torgau. He was the first field grade officer to meet the Americans. Somewhat embarrassed and formal, he said sincerely: The Day Is Great "This is a great day, the meeting of two great nations. We hope this will be the basis for peace' In this world to come." Where is Larionov today? And what does he think? Does he believe, as the official Soviet army newspaper Taegiiche Rundschau in Berlin wrote last month: "General Elsenhower Is openly aeeking to become the commander- ui-ch!tf^of the Atlantic aggression . He-has put himself in the k of war adventurers." Cry Meant Jail If anyone had said this in 1945 he would have been put down as a Nazi and tossed in Jail by any one of the Big Tour. From GI to general It was "To- varisch" and "Comrade." The GIs didn't have the benefit of interpreters to converse) with the Soviet foot soldiers, but they got •long all the same. • A bottle of cognac did wonders in solving language difficulties. The GIs showered their watches and anything they had on the Russians. The Russians didn't have as much to give, but what they had, they gave In return. The generals, with more formality but no less good feeling:, compared soldier notes on how they licked the Germans and traded pistols. Victors Clasp Hands The victors shook hands over the prostrate and battered carcass of the enemy. Few dreamed that five years later such Soviet army organs as the Taegiiche Rundschau would be urging the Germans: "Destroyed Dresden reminds you —fight • against the Imperialistic robber war. Dresden was attacked by thd Anglo-American air force." w Problems Simplified •ffi April. 1345. the Joint effort of East and West in winning a great war made any other problem seem simple. Soviet soldiers and American GIs had one common aim—to get out of uniform and to go home to their families. The American soldier newspaper Stars and Stripes, recording the meeting of the two forces, declared: "Russian soldiers are the most carefree screwballs that ever came together in an army. They would be best described as exactly like Americans only twice as much " Along the Elbe the Soviets pulled nit accordions and sang and danced both sides swore it would not happen again. Torgau Was Peak Torgau marked the peak tide of east-west friendship. In a few days it began.to dwindle. The Iron Curtain started coming down. Could American patrols enter Russian territory to bring back allied prisoners of war held in camps? "Nyet"—the Russian "no" —was the reply. Could American officers or correspondents visit Berlin? "Nyet." "Could, The "Nyet" -?" "Nyet." always came from "higher" headquarters. The Russian frontline fighters who delivered them often • were apologetic and shamefaced. As the years passed, the'. "Nyets" became '.chronic. Today those 'delivering them are more emphatic. The Iron Curtain moved forward from Torgau as the allies withdrew to their occupation zones.- Today Torgau is in the heart of the Soviet zone—twice as inaccessible as the heart of darkest Africa. The Associated Press asked Soviet authorities if It could send a reporter to Torgau to write this anniversary article. This time there wasn't even a "Nyet." There was' Just no answer. Our Telephone Number 4438 Shelton Motor Co. NEW Box Opens Week Days 1:M pj» Matinee Saturday* A Sunday* Mat-Sun. 1 p.m. ConL Showing Manila, Ark. Tuesday 'OUR RELATIONS" with Laurel and Hard? Also Shortx Wednesday & Thursday "RED DANUBE" WALTER PIDGKON ETHEL BARKYMORE for the OIs, who Joined In ory due to apse extenuating circumstances, and not willful evasion of marine law—operating the said oarge without a valid marine document." IN THE PROBATE COURT OK MISSISSIPP, COUNTY IN TCE MATTER OP THE ESTATE OF: MILLARD ENGLISH, DECEASED. NOTICE Last known address of decedent: 527 Park street, Blytheviile, Arkansas. Date of Death: April 18. 1949 The undersigned was appointed administratrix of the estate of the above-named decedent on'the 5th day of May, I94S. All persons having claims against the'estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months form the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit In the estate. This notice first published on the 25 day of April, 1950. Mildred English Administratrix '527 Park St. (Address of Administratrix) Filed this 24 daj ; of April, 1950. Elizabeth Blythe, Clerk Todd Harrison, attorney for ad- ministratrix. ' • 4]25-5j2-9 Fran (Stub) Miller, captain of Syracuse's basketball team, also Is a shortstop on the Orange nine. I NOTICE Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the 'Jonuuissioner of Revenues o[ the S'.nte ol Arkansas for permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as 378 S. Division St., Blytheville, Mississippi County. The undersigned states ihat he Ls a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never bten convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revolted within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 1 day of July 1950. ajid to expire on the 30 day of June. 1951. Virginia Johns Subscriljcd and sworn to before me this 24 day of April 195O. Elizabeth' Mason (Notary Public) My Commission expires: 4-26-50. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as 376 S Division St., Blytheville, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he Is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years lust past; and .that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this state or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application is for permit to be Issued for operation beginning on the 1 day of July 1950, and-to expire on the 30 day of June, 1951. Sam Johns Subscribed ana sworn to before me this 24 day of April 1950. Elizabeth Mason * (Notary Public) My Commission expires: 4-26-50. 4.25150 NOTICE Notice : Is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for permit to sel SKYLINE 4 Tuesday & Wednesday "So Ends Our Night" Starring Glen Ford — Margaret Sullivan Frederic iMarch — Francis Dee PLUS "FISH FROM HELL" NOTICE the Following Stores Will Be Closed on EACH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON throughout the Summer Nickel Saver Store Lullrell's Market Pickard's Grocery Nabers Grocery (* Freeman-Henley and dispense beer at retail oh the premises described as 303 W. Main St., Blytheviile, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he is a cltlien of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime Involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within live year.s last past; and Hint the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application is for permit to be Issued for operation beginning on the 1st day of July 1950, and tc expire on the 30 day of June, 1851. Sam Johns Subscribed ' and sworn to before me this 24 day of April 1950. Elizabeth Mason (Notary Public) My Commission expires: 4-26-50, NOTICE Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the BLYTHEVILt-E'S ONLV ALL WHITE THEATRE Tues.-\Ved. Hits Big Color Co-Hit Arthur Lake Lon Chancy '16 DEEP' FATHOMS (In Color) Also Selected Shorts Commissioner of Revenue* of.th«' State of ArX-nnsas for permit to «ell and dispense beer at retail;on the premises describe das 500 Elm St.., Blylhevllle, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he is a citizen of Arkansas .of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime Involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within live years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or any other state, relative to the sale ol alcoholic liquors. ; Application Is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 1st clay of July 1050, and lo'ex- plre on the 30 day of June, 1DS1. Ltnnle Smith Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24 day of April 1950. Elizabeth Mason Notary Public My Commlslon expires: 4-26-50. 4;25150 NOTICE • Notice is hereby given Hint the undersigned has tiled with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for penult to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described aa 130 1. Main, SHOW STARTS 7:30 P.M. Tuesday "FORBIDDEN STREET" DANA ANDREWS MAUREEN O'HARA Wednesday & Thursday "THE KISSING BANDIT" (IN TKCHNICOLOR) FRANK SINATRA KATHKYN GKAYSON Blylhevllle, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he Is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime Involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; anil that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application is for permit to be Issued for operation beginning on the 1 day of July 1950, and to expire on the 30 da of June, 1951. Mrs. Marie Meharg Subscribed and sworn to before me this 34 day of April 1950. Elizabeth Mason (Nola-.y Public) My Commission expires; 1-26-50. 4i25';50 RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Tuesday "SQUARE DANCE JUBILEE" with Don Barry <nci Mary Beth Hmtfttt Wednesday & Thursday "BLOND DYNAMITE" with LEO GORCET and the BOWERY HOT! Tues.-Wed. 2 Big Hits The human story that will take you into the lives of a bunch of wonderful guys you'll never forget! picture VAN JOHNSON JOHN HODIAK RICARDO MONTALBAN GEORGE MURPHY MARSHALL THOMPSON • JEROME COURTlWd) DON TAYLOR . BRUCE COWLINC JAMES WrtnMOK . DOUGLAS FOWLEY LION AMES . GUY ANDERSON THOMAS E. BREEN . DEMISE DARCU RICHARD JAECKEl.JIMARKESS SCOTT* BECKETT. BRETT KING Plus First Run Co-Hit Michael O'Shea Turhan Bay "PAROLE, Inc." SPECIAL SALE 4DAYSONLYlWed.Thurs.Fri.Sat ON OUR Casuals & Dress Shoes Included Are Some Factory Cancellations Many of these shoes arrived after Easter — and we are forced to clear these from stock at once! All Sizes ' - But Not in Every Style! SALE STARTS WEDNESDAY, 9 AM 20; U ->1AiN Blytheuille. Hrkansos Shop Zellner's in B/Xf/ievit/e and Osceo/a

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