The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 2, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)'COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2,• 104-1 THE'BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS r '!'!>' ' THB COURIER NEWS 00. , ' ' ..' H. W, HAINES, PubllAer - .- .( i BAM0EL f. NORRIS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Man»g*r . , Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace VWmer Co., New York, Chicago, De- ilroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday • Entered «s second class matter »t the port- office at Blytheyille, Arkansas, under bet of Congress, October 9, 1917. v Served by the United Press "i SUBSCRIPTION RATES . , By carrier In the city of Blythevllte, 20e per week, or 85o per month. ' ' > By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, HOO Per year, $200 for six montlis, $1.00 for three months; by mall. outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable in advance. Turn to the Left A former Romanian diplomat in this country predicts that postwar Europe will adopt a modified socialism and proceed by singes to full socialism. Word from France is that the people's temper is "not communistic, but fnr to the left." The Dutch underground'has ivoti- . fied the (joverrmient-in-cxile that the people favor a form of socialism .under the crown. Sweden'.already has n good start toward stale socialism. . All of which should not be the signal for a lot of Americans. to;sturt looking for n deep storm cellar.' A swing lo the left is the most natural reaction. of a Fascist-dominated Europe, -even in those countries where fascism was not actually in control. A swing to the left is also'natural in a .group of countries which still has a peasant class, and other barriers which breed poverty and discontent. It is not accidental that the United States has achieved its high standard of prosperity and oinfort under a system of private capitalism operating in a free democratic republic. The system has its operational faults ami abuses, but basically it is strong, popular and successful. • What we need now is a sound plan for putting that system back on a peacetime basis with feWer funits and abuses than it had before, and a willing and co-operative belief in it by all of us who must make it work. Fill that need—as it undoubtedly will he filled—and we need not go looking for red bogeymen under the bed. highest per capita ' Indebtedness In the Union—was at the time It was funded $130,330,000. IK the federal government going on with the spending of new Unions or will the. running up of billions hi deficits every year be stopped before the national financial structure Is threatened and we are brought ot last to unsparing accounting and disastrous reckoning? —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. Reproduction ID thli eolamn ot eOltorWf othti newspaper* do<« indorsement but b u (MkHMrtedCiMni cl !•• lerett in thi nrbjeeii Truman Sets the Theme A homespun, country-towi), Middle Western setting was chosen for his acceptance speech by Senator Truman (or by the Democratic strategists). It Is to the vIcc-preiidcnUal nominee's credit hut he did not utilize this ready-made opportunity to sound the ihcmcs of home and mother, childhood recollections and obscurity) lo renown so often encountered anil with even less excuse, tn our [KiUtlcal campaigns. Mr. Truman plunged light into tlie Issues, with never a word .about affection for his utrthplnce, devotion lo his old neighbors or eternal indebtedness to the pleasant clly of Lanmr, Mo., from whose Courthouse steps he spoke. Thus he disdained to spread the Irrelevant buncombe that ninny another candidate .of high standing In past years has made a mainstay of lits appeal to the voter.s. ~If Mr. Truiium;declined to be mawkishly .sentimental, he i also steered away from nny flight-; of eloquence, tibr approach (a the campaign Is- ues was nmUer-of-facl. tn-clemeiilnry terms and largely on the basis of a single theme: Unit of "proved leadership . . . proved experience and qualification." Over and Over Truman played Hie variations on his theme. He applied it to the conduct of the wnr, the making - of the pence and to postwar economic readjustment. He acclaimed President Roosevelt's record in his 12 years In office, and urged that record as the strongest reason for his ro-electlon this fall. He stressed ngnln and again the President's years of experience on hl.s Job, his familiarity with Its problems, present and future, his close contacls with the leaders of other countries. More by Inference Ihnn by direct statement, each use of the argument presented a comparison, for consideration of (he Independent voters, with Ihe record of the Republican cnndldnlc. Experience versus Inexperience, said Mr. Truman in effect, is the llnc-up on the 1944 ballot. ' Here was a' clear foretaste of tlic main argument to be used by the Democrats in Ihelr cnm- rmln, And It was n demonstration to the Republicans of what a lest their Ingenuity, persuasiveness and oratorical (silent face In attempt- Ing to overcome their opponents' appeal. * Mr. Truman has clearly profited from the criticism provoked by Ihe sweeping claims in tho party platform, which literally told Die world that' the Democrats were winning the war. While praising the President for his actions and decl- . slons, the vice-presidential nominee was careful to say that "much of the credit" (or our wartime achievements. (noL nil of the credit) .must.-be• given lo him. Mr. Truman showed how such principles as those laid down in the Atlantic Charter had been accepted by both Democrats and Republicans, and how a partisan struggle over the postwar iiDncc structure would jeopardize the success, ns tragically proved In 191Q. Mr. Truman's acceptance s|>eech may not have caused any pulses to race faster, but it was n telling piece of political argument. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. We Had BestBe Warned It is to be hoped that all the people of the Untied States who need the warning and all officials who need it will be wamed by the wards of Representative Hatton W. Summers of Texas, whose infrequent speeches In the House always receive national attention. Tlie public debt will apparently soon be 200 billion or even 300 billion dollars. But more billions arc being sought In spite of the fact that the budget has not been .balanced in 14 years, and new billions of permanent expenses are inevitable after the awr even if no new proposals- are .adopted that call for billions; We may be sure that Congressman Summers was speaking'with full consciousness of all -that his words meant when, he said this country confronts definite dangers: thnt we nrc -not too far away from the printing press for money; that when the war is over, it is not going to be easy to sell bonds; that whenever the tax burdens on privately-owned property is greater than its assets, the way will be open to engulf democracy and popular government In government ownership. , »:.! The people of Arkansas paid In the 1943-44 fiscal year $112,295.000 or more in federal taxes. The stale highway debt, which we looked on as mountainous-and it actually gave Arkansas the SIDI GLANCES Yah,.Und Den It Happened, Dot's All •",£1 i"l hope he recognizes me when lie.yets home—since lie. j wenl iuyayJVe changed fi;oni a squtheni_to_n_Bqstonj' ^ ....... .. '•••.•- . ^ ncci'llU"/" "" THIS CURIOUS WORLD ByWDllam Ferguson- ant in the Air Corps. Albert Kennedy Rowswell-hasn't got the role of Ernie Pyle yet. But, naturally, he'll be a. little disap- polntcd if he doesn't. He is the splfclin' image of Pyle and ' the same kind of homespun guy. Will Retain Workers HOT SPRINGS,' Ark., Sept.' 2 (U.P.)—General Superintendent Hairy c. Single of the Joucs Mill Aluminum Company plant al Lnke Catherine says no workmen will be laid off at the plant. Slagle made his statement in reply to an order by the War Production Board which will ultimately reduce the aluminum ingot output about 25 per cent beginning vonight. Slagle says his plant'Is short of workers and therefore none wil be let off. MAN HAS DOMESTICATED ONLY BEES AND SILKMOTHS/ IF YOUR WATCH NEEDED REPAIRS WOULD YOU TAKE 'IT TO A ST'&AUTIST, A SATURATOR., • OR A HOROLOeiST 9 9-2. Big Boys Try Football FRANKLIN, Mass. (UP)—Among the candidates for the Bostoi Yanks professional football team are the Stephens brothers from Alpine, Tex. Bill is C nnd 10 inches tall and his "little brother" Joe 6 feel 8'/i inches. Both report thn, they were rejected for army ser vice "because of altitude." : ANSWER:' A horologist. . NEXT: A 14-foot loothacht! A "slrong" pence rather than n "just" one must come nt the end of the wnr, A just peace would mean that millions of Germans would Imvc lo be hounded from their homes and murdered by the peoples'they have victimized. And this would not solve Ihe problem.—Norwegian Ambassador Wlllielm Morgcnsticrne. • • • 11 is not enough that with the aid of our rtcur and splendid Allies we should drive the enemy from -our soil. After what has happened to France we will not be satisfied until we enter the enemy's own territory ns conquerors. We are going to fight on to the last day.—Gen. Chnrles dc Gaulle. • • • Spread the news that Prance did not. lay down her arms in 1940. She has always fought. And tell Ihe Americans lhat we like them, admire them and Ihmik llicm,—Marcel Hcnoard, French underground fighter. • * v A Jiirge number of (Japanese) school children niul college sludcnls now are discharging tluHr dulics with high fervor In munitions factories, amid the dlu of machinery.—Tokyo radio. • In Hollywood Optometrist al Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main r.v KKSKINI: JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent He .looked like Ernie Pyle. He talked like Ernie Pyle. Same height, weight and build. But his name was Albert Kennedy Row-swell. "Just call me Rosey," he said. ,Hc had just stopped out of, ; n plnne into Ernie Wcstmorc's makeup chair. Wfstmore looked ftt a photograph of Ernie Pyle and then looked at Roscy. "Hiniirmm," said W e s I m o. r e There isn't much to do." ' He broadened Uosey's nose a little with liquid rubber, highlighted his cheek bones and fluffed up his hair on .Ihe sides. "That's it," Weslmore stilri. Producer Lester Cowan beamed. "The coat — the coat," Cowan snid. Somebody handed Cowan an undersized coat with ragged holes in (he elbows. It was Ihe coat Ernie Pyle had worn to the White House lost winter. It hns been hanging in the office of Producer Cowan evci since he purchased the film right's lo Pylc's Ixiok, "Here Is Your War." Whoever played the rol» of Pyle li' Our Boarding House with Ma j.Hoople OutOurWay By J. R. Williams , \ 1, DOWT \ WORK AM' HE'D J HAFTA HAVE \ TWENTY BABIES ] TO EAT A BA<S ( FULL O' CHICKE.MS I — LEMMEHAVE IT.' he movie had to lit the, Cown said. It was Rosey's turn to beam. The ant fit perfectly. "I feel like Cinderella," he said. FIRST TO TEST Albert Kennedy Rowswell, who 'lew in from Pittsburgh, was the first to lake a screen lest for Ihe •ole of Columnist Ernie Pyle for 'G. I. Joe," the movie version of his bonk. There will be other tesls, prob- ibly if Walter Brennan and Jimmy ileason, of a New York actor named Teddy Newton and, perhaps, of one or two of a thousand "write in" candidales. It's Hollywood's toughest casting problem of the year and Producer Cowan has to be careful. Twelve million readers of Pylc's column stand rently ns a jury to push Cowan off the nearest cliff Sare 60% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drnf S t•r t Main & Lake Phone 2822 DON EDWARDS ROYAL, •MTT1!. OOBONA. AND RIMJNUTUH rOKTAKJl] TZFIWiUTlKH 111 H. tod BTBKrr PHOM (Krerr Tnuactlon II tut J. LOUIS CHERRY Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Br/theville, Ait 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 514 Mil* BlytheriUe, Ark. Phone 2IZ1 M^l^. "Ihenoluan First Biography of America's Great General l. 10«, Aim Woodward Sllllfrr DlKtrllmftd, NBA Srrvlcc, Xar "ITALIANS! BE rnEl'AREDl" XXIV CICILY to 'Eisenhower was tnit a stepping stone. Ho began to work harder than ever—there was no lei-down. His eyes were now on Ihe mainland ol Ilaly, just r — „ „.,,. „.... across the strait, and the ulti- it he doesn't do right by their I ma i c conquest of Europe. He set [OUR BREAKFAST, SIR. ' GO OM--GOOM-LET HIM HAVE 17.' IT CAN'T K1LLHIM--PA LOAPED THOSE SHELLS WITH NOTH1MG BUT ROCK SALT.' OH, 1 JUSTCAKJT-- 1T MAY PUT THE POOR. MAM OUT OP \\ORK. FOR A WEEK--OR MAYBE HE HAS NO JOB AMD HA.S HUMGRV BABIES AT HOME.OR-- OH, 1 CANT.' BOOV< STARE AS IP HE HAD RUN A BAR. OF L|L/\C His NECK AND eowe UPPER CLASS/ VEARSTOOSOOM Ernie. Also, Ernie himself has I threatened dire things if lie's pic-, tnrcd as n "movie reporter." ' A couple oT Ernie's pals. Including United Press writer Chris Cunninghham, still think Burgess Meredith would be the ideal screen Pyle. Burgess doesn't look as much like Pyle ns Albert Rowswell or even Wnlter Brcnnan. but they figure lie could do n better acting job. Th Army, they believe would loan him to Cownn. But Producer Cuvan, It seems, has different ideas. Knspcr Monahan, drama editor of the Pittsburgh Pic.s-s. sent Cowan n photograph of Albert Kennedy Rowswell. Cowan immediately invited Rowswell to Hollywood to take n screen test. HOMESPUN HUMORIST "Rosey" has no acting experience. He is a "humorist, philosopher and author." Also an after-dinner speaker on such subjects as "The Value of n Lnugh" and ''From the Henri of the Poet." Also a radio announcer for tlie Pittsburgh bnseball gRines. Roscy has been married for 30 years, lias two sons, 25 and 17. Tlie former Is ft lieulen- Sprlnir Bnmmer Sare Gasoline ... Sare Tires. Get All-round Better Performance I T 1. SEAT MOTOR CO. Clu7*ler DcaMr Futt * Bent** ui w. a«k riMM tut about making Sicily a great supply base for Ihe next invasion. Shiploads of men, munitions, and supplies poured in from North Africa. Day and night the Allied bombers raided the Italian coast from Ihe lip of the boot to the outskirts of Rome. ' "We're playing in the big leagues now," General Eisenhower exclaimed. "You can't lilt a liome run by hunting. You have lo slcp up there and lake your cul. The time has come to discontinue nibbling al islands and hit the Germans where it hurts. I don't believe in righting bat- llcs lo chase someone out of somewhere. Our object is to trap and smash the enemy." While subduing Sicily, the Allies began an all-out air offensive against Ihe Italian mainland which lefl that nation reeling. President Roosevelt and Prime Minisler Churchill on July 16 sent this message to the Italian people: "The time lias now come for you, Ihe Italian people, to consult your own desire for a restoration of national dignity security, and peace. The time hns come for you lo decide whether Italians shall die for Mussolini and Hitler—or live for Italy and civilization." . • The appeal was punctuated by the roar of Allied planes over Italy, but they did not carrj bombs—they bombarded Ilalj with this message in printed icaf Jets, - The lollowing day the eaviest Allied force ever lo raid lie Italian mainland smashed at Naples. Three days passed with- ul any apparent reaction in Italy. On July 19 the Allies struck at lip Italian capital at Rome. General Eisenhower' was Oe- Tianding his answer. After six nore days of terrific bombing, on uiy 25, 1943, the answer came, ind it aslounded tlie world. Mussolini lins /alien! had driven Mussolini from power aflcr 21 /ears of rulhlcss dictatorship. An exultant world received the news. I was revealed that in a clra- nalic meeting with King Victor iinmanuel in Rome, Mussolini lad been voted down by his own Fascisl Grand Couhcil through opposition led by his son-in-law, Count ciano (who, laler, upon the demand of his own falher-in-iaw, was put to death before a firing squad in Germany). Tiic fallen dictator was held prisoner in protective custody. Italy hailed "the end of the painful nightmare that has domi- naled our lives for the past 20 years." Demonstrations sprang up spontaneously everywhere, nnd anti-German sentiment ran high •is crowds cried for a peace. Thousands of Italian workers stormed the plant of the Fascisl "Popolo d'ltalia," Mussolini's official newspaper, in Milan and laid it in ruins. t * » 'THE fall o£ Mussolini caused Use expectation of surrender to mount high. General Eisenhower granted Ilaly a reprieve irom incessant combing in o.-der to give the new Badoglio government an opportunity u surrender. Badoglio, foi reasons of national pride and lack of military strength, die! not take advantage of the opportunity. General Eisenhower put the issue squarely to Hie Italians on July 81; "Kalians! Tonight we send you a solemn warning. Lislen cave- fully, and tell your friends to listen, for what we say affects the lives of every one of you. "Six days have passed since the overthrow of Mussolini. In those six da>-s the Italian people have achieved much. But while you were working for your liberation, the Germans, too, were When they first heard the of Mussolini's downfall, the GeV- mans were stunned. They said to • themselves, 'We Germans in Italy are caught like rats in a trap if Badoglio makes peace immediately.' But since then, day by day, they watched the inactivity of the Badoglio government. You know better than • we what has happened. There has been no sign of German withdrawal. . . . "Italians! You know that on July 25 we let up on the aerial bombardment of Italy. We hoped thereby to give Italy r, breathing: space wherein lo unite for peace ind freedom. But the Germans, .00, have used that breathing space lo strengthen their own position, and for that, full and sole -csponsibilily rests with the new lovcrnmenl in Rome. ... "Italians! We cannot tolerate :his, and we issue you this solemn .varning; the breathing space has ended. Be prepared!" Riols approaching revolution broke out in northern Italy. Soldiers joined civilians in-demanding the immediate Badoglio. They demo overthrow ~))f. nandcd ptvJL 1 Underground radio stations broadcasl appeals to the people to refuse to co-opcrale with the Badoglio government and begirt organized resistance. Ilaly was. in turmoil. Badoglio had to tie-, clare martial law and miliiarize the railroads and highways and communication lines. In Milan,, tlie Ccllari jail was stormed and; 200 prisoners of the Fascist gov-! eminent were released. 1 Tlie whereabouls of Mussolini was * mystery. President Roose-; veil issued a warning to all neutral countries to the effect that anyone offering asylum to Hitler i or Mussolini or the Japanese \v. r criminals was committing an unfriendly act against the Allies. »j -"•NEXT:. Italy Surrenders, .dl

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