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THE'BLYTHEYILLE COURIER NEWS * .. •:'- ; H. V.'HAINBS, Publisher'. * ' SAHCEL f. NORKIS, Editor JAUE$ A. QATENS, Advertising * Sole National Acherllslng Representatives; Wallace Witmu Co., New York, Chicago, Re- tralt, Atlanta, Memphis. •>• :' Published' Ej'ery Afternoon Except' Suria*y Entered as second class matWr' it * tKJ" JJost-' office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, l»17, , . \ Served by the United Press ' 'SUBSCRIPTION RATES, :••• By carrier In the city of Blytheville, 20c per week, or 85c per month. •••"• •-. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for thre* months; by mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per y«or t/aya We in advance. .''••-" '., The Longest Fight The second World War is five years old. At dawn on Sept, 1, 1939,-(he.Ger- man nimies marched into Polaiy). Today the weary remnants and replacements of those armies are being forced back through Poland toward the same borders which the Nazi invaders crossed so. confidently five years'njjp. Organized hostilities in Pojaijd lasted only 35 days. But the Poles never stopped fighting. Even before the capitulation, the late General Sikorsid' sue-. ce'eded in forming an army of 80,000 in. France .to carry on the battle. Ami at home-guerrilla units were organising which eventually became, the,yjjdeV- gronnd army of 250,000 thai now; after five years of stealthy, weak resistance, is striking a strong and open blow against the oppressor, The Polish for.ces outside Q[ Poland have fought unceasingly for the victory that is now in sight. They went through the battle of France in 194Q, and were, the first men into Narvik in the ill- fated invasion of Norway. Another army was organized among released prisoners in Russia. Seventy-five thousand men were transferred to the Middle East., These fought through the Libyan campaign and are now aiding the advance in Italy. Another 80,000 are fighting with the Red Army. The ^Polish navy was at Dunkirk and Dieppe. Its small force of warships participated in the Bismarck attack, ' and-iii" Atlantic and Mediterranean operations. And Polish merchantmen hayje sailed all the world's oceans in Allied convoys. •The 12,000 men of Poland's air force have flown more than 7000 sorties dropping almost 8000 tons, of bombs and destroying or damaging upwards of lOOQ.veiierny aircraft. Inv the past five years Poland -has lost "almost one-fifth': of her prewar population—G.600,00'0 killed in battle or by torture, privation and diseas.e. Yet the;most brutal punishment that Nazi sadism could devise has not. been able to weaken Poland's'hope,-or.kill her resistance. r . Poland's contribution to victory may seerii small whe'n compared j with the armies.and industrial might of America or Britain or Russia. But Poland's contribution of spirit and courage has been very great. Without this example, and its later reflection in' England; France and Norway, in Greece and Yugoslavia and Russia, freedom in Europe, could not have survived to see •impending victory. Now that victor}' is in sight, at the • end of five years of war, it.-is proper that'.We".should remember and hail the nation; ^yhich has fought the longest, andf'suffered the most. Nazi: Whoppers No one will deny the seriousness of London's flying bomb attacks. They iire murderously destructive assaults of a defeated military machine which has turned to slaughter without hope of military benefit. They have revolted the civilized .world. And yet there is a sort of grim" humor in Dr. Gocbbels' petulant complaint about their indifferent public reception. Radio monitors tell us that Goebbels and his broadcasters are protesting bitterly that the Nnzis aren't being given enough credit'for these attacks. And indeed the Najsi propaganda machine is in a bad way.. For with the German armies breaking up in France, the Russians advancing in the east, and Hitler's Balkan satellites cutting loose, tho robot attacks,'frightful as they are, remain a side-show. However artful the Goebbels ballyhoo might be, the world and even the German people would be looking the other way. But Goebbels isn't artful. And his chief trouble: is that h,c is lying again, as he has been for years. He has lied even when he didn't need to, as when the Germans we're winning in the early days of the eastern war. That wasn't enough. Goebbels had to annihilate the Russian armies—repeatedly. Early in the' flying bomb barrage, Go.ebbels . told the world that London was completely, destroyed. When this line became ridiculous he had to try something else. So now he is saying •that the 10-weeks' robot attacks are "the greatest : ami • most prolonged bombardment -in the history of the war." That, too, is bunk. The Nazis have been getting an average of 100 one-ton bombs through to London each day. Seventy clays of this is 7000 tons of bombs. If Goebbels has forgotten how much more than that the Allies dropped on Berlin am! other German cities in repealed lOQO-plane raids, the world —including the residents of those cities —has not. It must iiot be concluded, however, that the roh.ot attacks are really falling short of Nazi' expectations, simply bc- caiise Nazi propaganda makes 'outlandish claims for them. The conclusion might be logical with normal people, but the Goebuels circle is not normal. For Gpebbels it is not .enough that these sneak at.taeks are a new and po-' : tent horror. He must, lie'about them, simply because he is a congenital and perennial liar. It may be that Gdebbels has forgot- (cn what truth is. It may be that Hitler spoke truly when he said that if you t,eU a lie often enough it will be believed—but it is clem- now that he should Kave added that the only ones who end up believing the lies are the ones who tell them. j! (ARK,)' COURIER •SO THEY SAY Pause and Imnglne what could linve linppen- eii It 111 tho wake of their sweeping conquest or Malay nnd Burma the Japanese had been able to withdraw 20 divisions from China lo employ against India.-Dr. H. H. KUIIE, Chinese minister of flnaiice. • • • Everybody know Jik job—from generals lo prlvtites-and we are determined to get ourselves to the jab of finishing this war with the same single-minded determination nt the men at the front,—U. S. labor reiireientative, at battlefront In France. * * * Open space is not itself economic opportunity. There is not likely to be a shortage of farm land during the first two decades after the war. What we foresee is a "farm problem" instead of a. "food problem" and instead of hungry mouths begging for food, agricultural surpluses will go begging (or a market.—T. W. EcliuHz, U. ol Chicago agricultural economist. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 19-M SIDE GUNCES con. \w ay HU smxi. me. T. M.'iitc. u. t. P<T. orr. "My parents are gelliiu,' awfully DOSV—llicy waul to icno\v I b.. . .<-;.. wliul my pluusToi' llio t'lilure ai;c!" ' • THISCURIOUS WORLD , ftgg ARMOR PLATE MADE ITS FIKST APPEARANCE IN AIRPLANES PILOrS IN THE LAST WORL'D WAR SAT ON T PULL WEEDS OUTBYTHE 1 ROOTS, BurBYTHETOPS,v<%, J. LA A\OREUX, ARE MORE THAN FIVE MILES IN LENGTH. COPR. IM4 By NCA SEBVICE INC T. M, DEC, U. S. PAT. Off. ' <?. NEXT: What advantage did oW-tlmc bascL.au pitchers have? In Hollywood BY EKSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent EXCLUSIVELY YOURS: Vir- ;!nia WcUllcr has turned down lirec Important juvenile roles In as iiany weeks. Now 18, she's holding out for more mature parts. . . . John Payne will receive an honorable discharge from the Air Corps vlthin Hie next few weeks and will Immediately return to the screen. . . . Joan Bennett's daughter, Ditma, will follow mania's fool- steps and attend- school In Connecticut this (nil. . . . Author Lloyd C. Douglas Li seriously ii! at liis Beverly Hills home. On doctor's orders, lie's temporarily stopped writing n sequel to" "The Robe." . . . Snbu. the elephant boy who won stardom in Hollywood, is now a corporal in the Air Corps. He's a tall gunner on a bomber. . . . Bing Crosby's first production effort. "The Great John L.." will have a Boston. Mass.. premiere. N'ow It's Arthur Treaclicr, llic screen's perfect Iniller, who (untb out lo be a wolf In Jecvc's clolh- '"?• He gels kissed on (lie screen fnr (he first time by Jacqueline rtc Wil in Uuiversal's 'Tciilliousc Kliyllun." . . . Comic Phil Silvers Our Boarding House with Ma]. Hopple Out Our Way By J. R. Williams ' A HUMTIM' KNIFE OUT OF AM OLD FILE.HEY? WHY, THAT IHIMG'S BIG EtOOUGH TO HARFOOK) AS) HUNTS AMY MORE-AMD WHAT? MOW IF IT WAS A USEFUL PANCAKE LIFTER ER SUMPIW, I MIGHT MOT Oili0.6MJR. E,6& DISCOVERED TO BE IW SCHOOL BEHIMPMV J USEFUL 80DKS I \ WORK SHOULP HAVE \ KID HAPDA M-VKE PAPER BE^W SHOOT- SErtosuAsPHM BEEM DOILIES FOR MV MOTHER- BUT WO, 1 WAS MAKIM' PAPER. PIOS DAMAGED .. - ARE EWCLOSIM6 CHECK! FOR.;.;.<>' - ^•^Y E&G W/VJ M.L yJOOL AM? A VfXRD VllOE, AFTER. ALL , . , AMA7.lUG! THIS UMMERV]ES . ME HORRIBLY/ AW VICRQ.' AM' MATCHSTICK is burning- over the new Kroadway show, "Glad lo Sec You." He made !he expression famous. . . . Singer Peggy Fer.is is planning to adopt a r.air uf war orphans. . . . Universal starlett Anne Uooncy ami Capl. Taiil rcnrnsc, Western Airlines pilot, are in tlic domls. Ray Massey is back in greasepaint for the first lime in two years in Warner's "God Is My Co- Pilot." He recently received an honorable discharge from the Canadian army. . . . with all those high-salaried stars in the cnsl "Duffy's Tavern" will look more like "Week-end at the Waldorf." . Daisy, the Jilm dog, is finally to have her day of glorv on the screen. She'll play a dog "from tlv country who makes good in Holly wood nnd becomes a star in "Hoi lywopd and vine," a new inovic . . . Helmut Dantine and AVI Gardiner. Mickey's ex. arc Hollywood's latest hand holders. SWEET SKATER Before skating in scenes for "Us a Pleasure," Sonja Henie drinks a cup of tea with eight spoonfuls of sugar for extra enegry. . . . Bob Sleele. the cowboy star, will be featured in a new series of techni- color horse operas. . . . Looks like "Rickcnliacker—Story of an American," will ijs filmed after all. They're writing a new script with Lloyd Bacon set as the director. . . . Sonny Tufts Is slated for better roles at Paramount since nomination as the No. 1 star of tomorrow lii a national poll of ihcatcr exhibitors ta^cn by the Motion Picture Herald. • « * Connie Moore ovcrheanj II at a preview the oilier night. A lady offered (o remove her hat for IV.c man sealed bclnml her only tc have Itim retort: "Leave it on, lady, it's a lot funnier than the picture." What's in a name? Producer Sydney Williams has signed Cactus McPeicrs for .Hie role of Hot Ups MncDougall In a new film. McPel- ers is the voice of Pinto for Walt EISiHKOVElc Pint Biography of America's Great General Copyright, 10^>, Ann WnaJnarJ MJMtrf DUIrfhutfd, NBA S*rvJcf, far. VICTORY IN SICILY xx r :i QN the niglit of July 12, 1943, a a group o£ otTicors gathered In the darkness on the wharf of a North African port. A few minutes later General Eisenhower and staff were aboard a destroyer, waiting in (fie heavy seas. As Ike climbed to the deck he chuckled. "I never know what to do when they pipe me on." The next morning the ship approached its destination. Daylight revealed a frantic scuttling about in the harbor, while in the distance landings were still in progress and big guns boomed. The ship was crowded with generals, admirals nnd lesser officers. German planes flew in low to strafe and machine-gun landing forces. General Eisenhower was having breakfast with General I'alton. Ike was writing a message to all ships:'_ "Best wishes and good luck." Fifteen minutes later— at 9:45— the command "Action Stations!" sounded. Tho crew began to fire. Germans hidden on the beach .were bombarding General Eisenhower's ship. When advised to lake cover in a place of safely, he quietly _waved his advisers aside. "This is wr.r," he said, "and I'm in it!" One of tile officers aboard ship told later how the general paced the deck, smacking his fist into the palm of. his hand. A sailor, looking at him with admiration, exclaimed, "Gcez! • I bet the Old Man would give his four stars t> be the first man ashore." At 10:24 on this eventful morning General Eisenhower, accompanied by his aide, Lieut.-Com. Butcher, and John Gunther, war correspondent, stepped ashore on a sheltered czps on the southeastern tio of L'icily—the first three Disney. . . . Add nice gestures: Cowboy star Jimmy Wakley donates 10 per cent of his salary to the Boys Ranch at Melton. Tex. It's a riome for orphans and wayward boys. COLOR CHANGE Marie McDonald, who Is a bninet, :>lays a blonde in "Guest in the [louse." She had to bleach her iaii- for the part.. Day after the 'ilm was completed, producer Hunt Stromberg called her to his office and said he had loaned her out 'or the 5onja Henie picture. "And you won't be a blonde," he said. '"Wonderful," said Marie. "You're ;oing lo play a red-head," said itrombor^, ducking. * * * .Jack Carson went- to a. sneak preview of a new movie the oilier li(. It was a very bad picture I on his way out of the theater Jack snid: "Nan- I know ivhy Ihey called it ;v sneak preview— the prciluccr sneaked cut before it was over." The sun rises from the Pacific Ocean nnd sets in the Atlantic at Panama, Central America. New Shipments of ANTIQUES Are Arriving Almost Daily! Come In, We I.ilie "Shoppers". The Gift Shop Modern & Antique Gifts MOSS BRYAN Dr. J. L Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main Americans to set foot on the is- and. * * . * SYRACUSE fell 18 hours after - 1 (he first landing. Pozzallo'sur- rendered to naval forces after in- cnse shelling on the following day. The batlte , o,£ Gela ?ame o a victorious conclusion/a any nfcr, ;if!er American troops had .wice been driven "I'oni the town. General fatten jumped into the surf, and Ice" his men in sidrm'ing he beaefies. British troops . anded near Catania in sight of -uv. volcano, Mount JSina. Hagusn fell under the American, British nnd Canadian onslaughts. The battle of Catania was the jrtatest in the Sicilian campaign. Allied bombers dropped destruction on the city. British paratroops landed and cleared a strategic bridge for the arrival of advance units. Resistance was strong, but on July 19 the British were within three miles of (he city. The Axis contested every foot of (he way. .American forces, marching across Sicily, captured Palermo on July 23 and continued to advance. Catania was still holding out. The British attempted to enlarge their bridgehead across the Ditlaino River, while naval forces shelled enemy positions from the sea. The battle of Catania was won on Aug. 5, when the British entered the ruined citadel after n 26-day drive. American forces took Troina without opposition and swept on. The British had now reached the foot of Mount Etna. Desperafc fighting slowed down the Allied advances until on Aug. 9 American jraops landed behind (he Axis lines at Cape Orlando, liandazzo, Brolo nnd oilier Sicilian villages. The power of (he Axis was broken. They were forced into a pockel of 100 square miles. Again they were in retreat, a's inousouus were milled, wounded, and .orced to surrender, while their comrades lied in ships across the Siva Its uf Messina to the Italian mainland. The Americans entered Messing on Aug. 17. The scenes which greeted them were memorable. Sicilians fell on tlioir knees and' prayed: they threw flowers in the path ot their liberators frorni America. Italian mothers who )ia£p sons In America threw Uieir aims around the soldiers and kissed them. Italian fathers grasped Ihem by the hands, while their daughters and children broke into songs of rejoicing. * * • r 1 ENERAL EISENHOWER sat in his headquarters and read the messages thai were now bombarding him with high praise. Pondering over one of (he dispatches in his hand, he bowed gratefully and put it down on the table. It read: "All of us are thrilled over the Sicilian campaign now sucessfully concluded in accordance with (he liming and planning of the Allies, flu's is especially true when we ealize that (he enemy force in Sicily amounted (o 405,000 men. "Events of the last 38 days show what can be done by teamwork wsed on preparation, training and liming, and above all gallantry, on the sea and in the air. "From Ihc ancient citade! of Quebec I send you my warm con- grotulations and lo the officers and men under your command—British, Canadian, French and American—my thanks and enthusiastic approbation. Tell them all, well done." Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Eisenhower had fought nnd won the campaign under the rank of a temporary major-general. He had entered the war as a lieutenant-colonel a scant two years previously. Upon the completion ot the Sicilian campaign—his second great victory in the war—President Roosevelt on Aug. 31, 1943, announced his promotion to I! permanent rank.of major-si and awarded him the Distinguished Service Medal, Oak Leaf. Cluster. NEXT: "Kalians! Be Prepared!" DON EDWARDS Tfc« Tnmttot MM" ftOYAL. nCTH. OOBOMA/AND RKtONOTOn POBTABL* ITFlWJU'i'lSJ in a. tut wraart raom m> (Xrarr Tnmctioa Mutt Bt SattrfMrtory) Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While !Hs Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON TOO RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. GO. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2911 ATTENTION Users of Electrolux Cleaners Our bonded factory representative wi!! be in Blytheville this week to give a free inspection on your cleaner. Call G. E. MEAD, Hotel Noble Osceola, Call 279 WE ARE NOW SELLING NEW ELECTKOLUX CXEANEKS Sprint »nd Bummer TUNt-UP Sare Gasoline . . . Sire Tires. Gel All-round Better ;• Performance t T- L SEAT MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dote F»rtf A in «. 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