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Pj < BLYTHEVILLE (ARK'.) V COURIER' NEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1944 - ......... ., ......, .-...-. THE BLtTHEVIbLE COURIER NEWS " * . tamls, 'JAJCB^A. OATENS, AdyertWnff Mab«g«r Sole National Advertising, Be j tyaUsce. Wicker, Co.,. New Y trp|V Atlanta, teeiriphls aees, CrMfo, Dfc- • ' Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday ird, l? second c)ass matter, a$ lh$, poiV- at Bljthcvllle, Arkansas, under act of Cdn- ,, gnttird office gress, October 9, 1917, ' * J, Served by the United Prtsi __ ~, SUBSCRIPTION .By carrier In the city of Blylhevlll*, 20o per week, or 85o p«r month. . . • By mail, within a radius of 40 miles, $4 00 per year, $200 for six months., $1.00 for, three months; by mail outside 50 nille zbne »1000 per year payable In advance. ktproductloD ul ILIi e^unD ol tdJUrbb tnm endMtem*nt M It an iteknowlitdftt'ent et to- inert to «u> M VqteL Sinc6 1940 th6 parntle of votehs lo the polls has thinned out to an affirming eJdeht. This always happens between presidential elections, of course, But in the past four years the drop has been abnormal and disquieting. Nearly 60 million persons 'Voted in i$40. This year the Gallup poll estimates the number will be 40 million. Since 88 million Americans are of voting age, there is the possibility that the K'ov. 7 elections may represent h ininor- v ity choice—no matter what candidates are chosen. And that isn't good. There are. some unavoidable reasons behind the forecast of a light vote. Certainly all service men and women won't vote. Many transplanted war workers will not be able to meet residence requirements in new locations.' But there ar6 also a great number of people who through lack of infoimation or interest won't vote unless something is done abSul them. One effort is being made by a,new organisation, the Non-parjtisan Association for franchise Education. It: is made up of individuals and groups bai\dcd together out of a feeling of common concern. Both major parties • are equally repiesented on a national eonimittee of prominent men and women. Henry J. Kaiser (by all reports a veVy busy man) has thought enough of th'e movement's importance to accept thfe national 'chairmanship. This association, with only a short tiine in which to do effective v/oi'k, is lining up an intensive campaign through prfess, radio, motion pictures and direct , . mail. But there is no reason why it should have to do the wKole job. r This is a community, n'eighborhrj'od arm home job to be done by anyone. Whatever his party, who believes in popular government. The talking points ai'e obvious. This is one of the most im- poVtant elections in our country's his- .tory. There are areas of political agreement in the campaign, but th'ere are also clear-cut differences, which demand ch'pice. Political indiffei'ence brings;on national paralysis, and national disaster, as (he people of Italy and Germany and France disc&vered. Today the liberated an'd occupied countries fillly appreciate th'e precious and 'long-denied right to ch'oose their public servants, and they .m'e eagerly and joyously awaiting its Restoration. . Confronted with the spectacle of r'e- ielit European hist6ry it is amazing that any American enjoying the, privileges of free citizenship (including the right to complain about the government) can confess an "indifference" lo politics. \Ve cannot afford indifference. Th'e his- tr'y ot four fateful years depends 'upon the President and Congress that the ni'ajorily of American voters send into office next January. Cotton National Problem For a half century of- mole llie Southern cottoh farmer was left to do his own worrying over Ills troubles. The East showed little concern. The Middle West 'had Its own worries. Congresses, when controlled By the Republican;;, weren't interested politically ih the "Solid Soxu)>" because It was Derivocr'tilie. Even the fe'dcral help the cotton farmer enjoys tbdny Is the i'esuH of politics rather Uinh Any fippi'eclallon of Congress as a wholt of the Smith's dilemma. it Ims been almost Impassible to Impress ujxm upon other sections 'of the country that wlicii one section suffers others- necessarily inusl fe'el ihe effect. That Is exemplified In discriminatory freight rales as well as in the price of cotton. At least one Eastern bank, and Its economists, nrc awakeningU.o the dangers which cotton farmers fiice should the war end suddenly. Prospects for a Viulcker-tlmn-expecled end of the war linvc forced economists' to reappraise the rote of col- Vbii In n postwar "world, says n New York dispatch. • . And the ^'Guaranty, Trust Company of New York si'ys: ''The 'necessity of finding a solution to llie cotton VobleYn will fee biie of the most Important and perplexing economic questions llie nation will face after the war. Preservation of the Southern cotton-growing Industry is a mailer of vital momeiil to business, agriculture and labor throughout the country," , Pointing out .Hint the United States collon prices were "far aboV'c those abroad," and Die average domestic price L- "more than twice as high ns at the outbreak .'of the war," the bank says (hat with the possible, exception of tariff revision, abandonment or modification of Hie price-support policy would appear to be the most essoiVlial feature of any sound and lasting solution of the cotton problem. But while that "sound and lusting solution" was taking effect United States cotton would have to compete In an open market with foreign .c'p'Vton which, up to now, It hasn't been able to da ' ' "UnfoVtYmately, the irollllcal difficulty of this course lias been only too clearly demonstrated by recent developments," the bank says. Wlilch "sounds" very much like n yearning (or a Republican administration which would put a slOp lo federal nld for colton growers. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. TWY SAY Slbi GLANCH "You're sending hie 'lo bed wilhoVij siippcr so yoii can ' have a bigger piece of cake—bill don't forget your diges? -> lion is on the blink I" .. .. ONWADOLKOU THAT R1JM4 FAffER ___ HIGH' ' ^ • THIS CURIOUS WORLD ByWffltam ] Ferguson- Soino of the Japanese over Salpnn were as" sinful as any we have seen. The Jap navy pilots were ns good as any the boys have run up against.—Cohidr.. Ernest M. Sivowdeii, back from tlie Pacific. 1 » * • Afler what happened in 1940, after France gave in and her government was usurped, there Is no other practical nnd acceptable wny for Ihe people to make lli'elr voice heard than by a universal and free vole lo nil French men nnd women.—Gen. Charles dc Gaulle. On every slife Germany weakens. Now Is Ihe lime for us lo muster nil our slrenglh and unity for Ihe final blows.—Secretary of War Henry U SUmson. • » v Chinese politics cannot, be divorced from'the main current of international thinking which is .toward democracy and liberalism, agninst which stand fascism and aulrocrncy . . . The democratic world Is veering to the left and we shall have to keep sleq wilh the world.—Dr. Sun Po, president of China's Leglslnlurc Yunn. t • • No ilaloii is worthy of llie name of nation that will riot fight for its own freedom. We Koreans have been doing lhat, unarmed nnd outnumbered, al well ns unaided and unnoticed, for 34'long years— Dr. Syngman Rhee, head of Korean government In exile. If, nfler Versailles, our high hopes gnvc way to disillusionment, it \\as uot because our lenders betrayed us or even because they were outwitted by the wily Europeans. It was we the people who tossed away our goklen opportunity last time in favor of the fool's sold of Isolationism.—Dr. Everelt Case, Colgate University president. N A NEWSPAPER COA\POSIN& ROOM, PRINTERS KILL PA6ES WHEN i ' 1 THEY'RE DEAD)" Says' EDWIN WILLIAMS, , VEI-tOW FEVER. IS TRANSMITTED BYTHE : BITE OF MOSQUITOES, BUT TH E O K&AN ISM THAT CAUSES THE DISEASE s sr/f.f. . T. M. BEG. U. 5. PAT. OfF. NEXT: Half way around the world to build a nest! In Hollywood should Iw subsidized by tlie goverii- ment, or by a 50-cciit tax on all rl- dlos and phonographs. "Opera Is one of llie arts." lie salct.. "VVe build museums for dead things, why shouldn't vie build museums for live things?" , Laundries Await Veace J'OLIET. .111. (UP) — America's 16,OCO laundries will 'employ 100.000 vetbrans as soOn as peace is declared, according lo' the American In'sfituic of Laundering. Laundries will swing into full peacetime production 'as soon as the war ends, an ( i will be among the first major U. S. service industries to return lo peacetime standards, said George H. Johnson, llie Laundry Institute's general manager. • DON EDWARDS OOBONA, AND REHNQTDB Vu *. tit Tnuuticm Muit B« B»Ulf»rtorT) J. LOUIS CHERRY NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE €0, ' Bljlbrville, Ark. FOR BALK CONCRETiB BTORM ALL SIZES Cheaper Tbin Bridfe Osceold tile ft Culvert Co. Fhone Kl Oweob, Ark. Dr. J. L. Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry ' 209 W. Main GUARANTEED f IRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 BY F.USKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent We found Shnngrl La on a mountain top in Hollywood today. Tt \vas only five miles from llie heart of Beverly Hills. But It was practically straight up all the way. We ate venison soaked in milk tor 24 hours and washed it clown with red wine. We looked through n telescope to see. the nearest neigh- bors—nnd they were cows, grazing In San Fernando Valley, 10 miles away. We didn't need a telescope, though, to sec Sugar Foot, who also was everywhere. Sugar Foot, the Danish baritone is billed by the Metropolitan Opera with the more formal name of Lau- rilz Melchior. On his private mountain top. Mrs. Melchior calls bin Sugar Foot. jiurJtz was \veftrlng yellow short. and while knitted socks half wn; up to his pink, dimpled knees. Wi didn't need a telescope to see bin because he is six-feet-three and weighs 250 pounds. And In lliose yellow shorls and overgrown bobby socks he stole llie scenery. We looked up LauritK at his moun- She manages Sugar Fool's with a shrewdness H6lly- Our Boarding House With Maj. Hoople Out Our Way J,R. Williams 15 RQTTEM ' ftSV RUMM1M' \VOULDWT \ OF HELPED SOU }J- •-i:c>VE HAD TO STOP TOO OFTEM TO WIPE' IT OUT OF MY x . V_ EVES. 1 DOM'T BLAME PER GttTtM ALL. O' MIME YOU COULD-1 'SPECT IHAT'S WHY DIDW'T RUM AVORE THE lA<oT PEVJ pK^s WS SMEUtf3 LESS LIKE SMUD&& t f^t pOT&,/>vND BE HASN'T TW&'OLt> SUG/MtTO^lL^Oe. .'-- \T'S CUE.AVS. ASA GLfvSs eve LM.URTHK' S -m& i alh top estate, "The Viking," ;be- ause he is mnking his movie debut vith Vnn Johnson nnd Esther VVil- iams in M-G-M's "Thrill of u Ro- reuicc." STRANOE CUl'III He chuckled about that like a truckloncl of Jelly. "Afler 32 years in upera, I'hi a dcbulante," he roared. "They've dressed him up." Mrs Melchior said, "like a pritna donnn.' "I play Cupid lo Van and Es- tliem," Sugar Foot said. "Can yoi imagine me as Cupid?" Mrs. Sugar Foot Is a bcau'tifu woman wilh n delightful sense of humor. affairs wood agents should study. They have been married for 20 years. She once was an actress in Germany. Sugar Foot said, "I make Ihe noise and she saves the money." Singing in the movies was child's play, Lauritz Melchior said. "At the Met I sing from 6000 to 7000 words n one evening. In Hollywood 1 slug one little song and they ask me if I'm tired." He docs nothing to protect his voice except take a three-month vacation every year. "A voice," he said, "Is like a machine. You have :o give it a rest now and then." On his annual three-month vacations, Sugar Foot likes to hunt. He's shot grizzly bears In Alaska, caribou hi Canada anti mountain goats In South America. Tlie heads of half a dozen were hanging In the playroom. "Bui you should see llie ones we left In New York," K5rs,- Melchior said. "We practically support a taxidermist." ! HOMEBODIES Few Kollywoodites have ever been to their home. Tlie Melchiors aren't the party type. And for all the beauty of their private mountain lop, they live most of the time in Ncv York. They spent only 10 weeks last year at "The Viking." "I'm uneasy around Hollj'wootl Ijeople," Melchior said. "They're al- Sate 60 % OB TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWARTS Dr nf S t tr• Main & Lake Phone 2822 DRS. NIES & NIES " QSnOPATHIC PHYSiCIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic (14 M*JB Blytherllle, Ark. Phone 2tZl First Biography of America's Great General ' ' ITALT XXV CTILL Ihe Badoglio government ^ h'clfl its silence. On Aug. 1 Allied planes bombed llie docks al Naples and oilier poinls. On the 8lli Milan, Turin and Genoa \Vere bombarded from the air and then, as the Axis was frantically evacuating troops by thi> Straits f Messina, Home was bombarded. -Suddenly, the bombing raids [Uicted somewhat and it was ap- larenl that something was about o happen. What was actually happening was revealed later. In \vo neutral countries Italian dip- omats had approached British diplomats and informed them o£ iie Italian desire to make peace; ilso 6t Italy's complete inability to cope with Ihe Germans still ways on tho alert." Lauritz Melchior believes opera Sprin* and Bummer TUNf-UP Save Gasoline . . . Sa're Tires. Get All.ronnd Better Performance! T L SEAT MOTOR CO, C1!u7»Jer Dnhr f»rti A 8*rrl«* Ul W. ** FMM lltt as a free agent because of its tics with Germany; therefore the armistice could not be announced prior to Allied landings on the Italian mainland. Tho Allied represenlalives ignored Ihe protestations and demanded a definite yes or no within 24 hours. The answer came to Eisenhower's headquarters by a secret communications' route the icxl day, revealing that the Italians had accepted the Allied terms and that a representative would return to sign the armistice. * * * TN the presence of General Eisen- 1 hower and Gen. Sir Harold R. L. G. Alexander, the armistice was signed on Sept. 3 by Gen. Bedell Smith, representing Eiscn- " General Castellano, Marshal Badoglio. hower. This request has been: granted. The Italian forces will,. therefore, cease all acts of hostility against the Anglo-American •'_ forces wherever they may be met. They will, however, oppose at- '• lacks from any other quarter." i * • * * ' ~ : DEPEHCUSSIONS of Ihe armis- •*•*• tice occurred swiftly. The Italian fleet dashed out lo sea and surrendered lo the Allies. Uj" declared war on Germany. Eisenhower had won anOlW epoch-making victory. Through a maslcrly combination of military strategy and most skillful diplomacy he had forced Italy out of the Axis—the partner of Nai- ; ism was how its enemy. Killer, in desperation, contrived a cunning coup lo rescue his friend Mussolini, who was held by Badoglio under guard in prison. In a daring night raid 'tlie Italian guards were caught unaware. The emaciated and half- mad Mussolini was dragged from j imprisonment by Axis agents, j carried to a waiting airplane, j within her borders. Of Ihese rriovCs Ihe Germans were held complelely in the dark. General Eisenhower went to Lisbon during this period and al- Lcnded a meeting presided over i>y Sir Ronald H. Campbc'll and iW American charge d'affaires, flic representatives of the Badoglio government parleyed. They wanted concilialory terms. There was but one answer from General Eisenhower and the Allied delegates: "Unconditional surrender!" The Italian represenl alive, a general, left lo go back to Home for consultation. Because Of the secrecy of his mission it took several days to reach the Eterna" City. The Itslian governmen sent back a second general; anc to prove their good faith, the one- armed British general, Carton De- wiar, who had been an Ilaliai prisoner since early in the War \Venl with him. ' The second Italian general wen on to Eisenhower's African head Quarters while thb iirsl returnee to Lisbon with Ihe reply lhat th .government could not as ower, and epresentifig With m'ost of Italy in German nnds, .General Eisenhower de- idcd to coincide llie ahno'unce- lent of Ihe armistice with the andings of his Allied troops at Naples on Sept. 3. The radio again was made an nstrument of war and peace when ts voice proclaimed thi glad tid- ngs lo llie Italian people .\vait- ng anxiously in Iheir homes. "This is Gen. Dwight D. Eisen- lower, commander-in-cliief 61 Ihe Allied forces. The Italian government has surrendered its rmcd forces unconditionally. - As Allied conimander-in-chiet I have j ranted a rn Hilary arm [slice, the ierms of which have been approved by the governments of the United Nations. Thus I am acting in the interests of the United Na- lions. ..." The message of Badoglio followed: "Tlie Italian government, recognizing the impossibility of cbh'tinufng Ihe struggle against the overwhelming power of the enemy, with the object of avoiding further and rribre grievous harm to the nation, requested sn armistice from General Eisen- taken to Germany, and delivered j lo Hitler. | In Italy the 71-year-old Marshal Badoglio was made premier • by the king. Upon his new a»-i sumption of power he said, "Tnfe war continues. Ilaly, hard hit in \ t her invaded provinces and in her . destroyed cilies, loyally keeps hfer given word (to Ihe Allies) as thfe jealous custodians of her military traditions." i Tlnflrembling, almost senile j voice of tho fallen Mussolnr novv heard over the radio ap. ing (o the Italians to turn against, the Allies under Eisenhowers Its bombast and bluster were'gone; it faded way into almost mco- icrciit mumbling—the end .of a ruthless dictalor. Hitler, staggering under the collapse of Italy and Ihe overpower- in» might of the Russians, who, were driving steadily on toward' their invasion of Germany, was besieged on two sides. He must fight off the Russian juggernaut, moving upon him from the east;' he must fight Eisenhower's victorious forces moving upon him from the south. Eisenhower was poised for lha next blow, • NEXT: The En4j

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