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PAGE FOUR BIJYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE. BLYTSIEyiLLE COPPER NEWS ' THE COURIER NEWS OO. > H.- W. HAINESf Publtshir ., , , SAMUEL F, tfORBIS, Editor JAMES A; GATENS, Advertising Mgiriager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, D«'' Atlanta, Memphis. . ••;. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at th* post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act Of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press , ~~ ~~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the ctyy ot BlythevHle, !0c per week, or B5c per month;' \ By inall, within a radius of 40 miles,. (4,00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1,00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone $ 10.00 per year payable in advance. the CED Tax Plan Most of us don't know much about tho philosophy of taxation. But we pay taxes whether we uhderstnml them or hot. And since »'e pay them, we may lie forgiven an interest in the subject out of all proportion to our knowledge, or lack of it. Accordingly, the new proposal by the Committee for Economic Development, called "A Postwar Federal;Plan . for High Employment," seems important enough to take our eyes bff/the war headlines for a moment. ........ The CED, of Course, is not an offi-~ cial committee. It is made up".of busi- .iiessmen. who have thought'taxes and other postwar problems sufficiently urgent to give them almost two years study. The CED tax plan is only a suggestion. Nothing may ever come of it. But:jt does seem to make sense, and its basic ideas seem sound enough to stand up under the punching they probably will get. At the risk of oversimplifying a long and devious train of expert thought on the mailer, this is the gist of the CRD proposal: We shall come out of the war with a tremendous national debt. The annual cost of running the government will be 16 to 18 billion dolars, about three times the prewar high. To pay this running expense and plan to balance the budget and start reducing the national debt, we need high taxes. High taxes mean a high national • ; income—the CED figures 140 billion .dollars. And high income requires high "employment, perhaps 10 million more "jobs than in 1940—not government- made jobs, but jobs in private, laxpay- ing businesses. More jobs must be created through new business enterprises and the expansion of existing ones. And the best way to bring this about, in the CED's opinion, is to lessen present high (axes that frighten businessmen out of the risk-taking that new pusiness involves. At the same time, the CED recognizes that taxes mus be distributed fairly so that money remains in the hands of Ihoe who can and will spend it, and thus keep up the standard of living Those arc only the high spots of one phase of a suggested postwar tax' structure that deserves detailed study. It is a highly important phase. For whatever one's fiscal philosophy, em- . ploymenl, taxes and the cost of government are in the center of the picture. Their eventual balance will determine whether this country takes off from the costly, /unnatural heights of wartime production and employ men Howard a prosperous future, or whether it plunges into depression. : Apparently Ihe CED plan, evolved by a lion-and-lamb partnership of businessmen and professors, is the result of more though than Congress has yet given to postwar taxes and employment. So it deserves a full and careful congressional exploration. And if Congress passes it up, it had better offer a better scheme. Sad Example The recent battle of words between former Ambassador William C. Bullitt and the Soviet newspaper Pravda may be a minor skirmish, but it is nonetheless depressing. Mr. Bullitt wrote ;t magazine article from Rome which contained a catalog of fears and indictments of the Soviet Union, credited to sources generally defined as "the Romans." Then Pravda answered in Ihe rich and uninhibited prose for which it is famous, calling Mr. Bullitt several varieties of liar. It seems a pity that Pravda could not realize that Mr. Bullitt is no longer a member of our government and that he was, rightly or wrongly, writing as a private citi/en in a country of free .speech and free press. It seems an equal pity thai Mr. Bullitt didn't realize that the fears of these vaguely defined Romans are the same Bolshevik bogeman with which Hitler and Goebbels have long attempted to divide the western allies from-Russia. Too many such impetuous incidents arc going to jeopardize international co-operation and good feeling. View* - - •* ?• -" "4 B«proaa»tiM Hi thl« ol tdltortaif M it u MtoMritOfment tt to. , ten* to U» Shared Success Reshaping of the Allied command In France Is a natural occasion for re-cn>pha.slzhig Brilish- American teamwork. General Elsenhower has once more displayed his statesmanship In his warm tribute to Sir Bernard L-. Montgomery on the occasion of the latter's being raised to the rank of Pteld Marshal. HLs about "living Allied—which he has exemplified' by treating every man as a soldier chosen to do a job, not as a Briton Ir an American—sounds a splendid keynote. In France there has been a danger that nationalism would eralt rival claims to credit for a success big enough for generous sharing. Almost since D-ntiy American armies have had the more spectacular part, and Ihtely'thcy have covered so much ground, including the spotlighted stage of Paris, that some unfortunate com-, parisons were being made. General Elsenhower wisely corrected one misapprehension when he told British newspaper writers that they should have bragged rather than apologized about the slow progress of the British-Canadian forces around Caen. A new idea of the weight the Nazis threw on Ihe Caen "hinge" is conveyed by the statement of Lord Croft. British Undersecretary for War: "Never In this war on any front has the German Army assembled so immense a force of armor . . . since D-Dny. 1 ' The lightning drive of British forces to Holland Is evidence .if the pressures Which had been restraining them. The Montgomery record has repeatedly displayed plenty of speed when once the power to break through had been gathered and British satisfaction in the new Field Marshal's recognition will be echoed In America, where he is popular enough to be called "Monty." His new rank has apparently removed any possible wrong tmpre.ssion arising from the splitting of the ground force command, with General Bradley advanced to a co-ordinate position under General Eisenhower. This change was no reflection on "Monty," but grew out of the Increased proportion of American forces in the Allied total, it cannot be too often realized that some of the most vital roles are unspectacular, and that genuine appreciation of comrades is, a secret ol elective teamwork—and of peace. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. The disappearance of local economic independence is destroying the foundations of democracy much more than Ihe machinations of agitators and politicians—Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney (D) of Wyoming. •SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 194-1 SIDI OUNCES COM. 1M< B< H» StBVICC. IKC. 1. U. RCC. U. S. PAl. OFI. "Dou'l you sailors find shore leave dreadfully boring '• tilier, riding around .air over the' world in ihosc' ; ,..:..•:- \$75,000.000 ' ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD ByWDlItm Ferguson OF AUSTRALIA, LAYS ITS EGG5 IN A GREAT NE5T OP SAND AND LEAF-MOLD WEI6H1N& DIAMETEK. OF 25 AND THE SUN IWCUBATM& A MIXTURE MARKED >00 £>&OOf,"\S WHAT PERCENT ALCOHOL- JEEPABLe IS A NEW WORD USEO ON ARMY A\ARJ FOR TERRAIN TOO ROUGH FOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN T. M BIO U S PAT Of! f3~\ ^SSS /Sf3 } ANSWER- Fitly "I^roof"" denoles alcoholic strength of a mixture and is expressed by a figure double, ihe alcoholic percentage by volume NEXT: Is the earth cooling off? In Hollywood BY KIISKINE JOHNSON NI-'A Stuff Correspondent Beverly Hills' fugitive from n bar- icr, Hongy Carmichacl, is doing iusl nboul everything out writing music these dnys. The composer of 'Stnr Dust." "Old Rockin' Chair" and "Ltir.y Bones" hns turned ncto'r in the movies and mnster of ceremonies on the riutio. In his sunre lime he composes —and cuts hair. Hair cutting is his renl love. He's haled , barbers nil his life. "They scnre me," lie says. Pii?.c piece of furniture In the Carinlchael household is a barber's chair. When he needs a. hair cut, Hoagy sits down in his private barber's chnlr and cuts his own hair. Does it with mirrors. He even has two little fugitives from a barber In the house—6-year- old Hoagy Bix nuci •i-year-old Handy Bob, his sons. "I've cut their hair ever since they were born. They've never been to a barber," he says. Hongy is such a good barber even his friends drop around fo: hair cuts, but Mrs. Carmichaei, i former New York cover girl, run and hides every time Hongy get. the hair snipping gleam In his eyes No Iloagy trims for her. A SINGING PIANIST Hoagy is appearing in the How ard Hawks picture. "To Have an. lo Have Not." He plays a singini pianist In a broken-down little nigh club and plays the film's theme song 'How Little We Know," which h ilso composed. It's the same typ of role Dooley Wilson had in "Casa blnnca." Tile songwriter landed the rol through lifs friend, director Hawk who for years has enjoyed his sing ing and piano playing at privat parties. Hawks decided lie would be groa as an actor. "You make such screwy face when you sing," lie salt Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way ByJ, R. Williams LOSING VJE1GHT?VOO STILL LOOl< LIKE A. LOADED HAY AS FOR. THOSE PEOPLE LEERlMS AT '.DOHOOUAPPE^TO REMEMBER \\JHEM VOE.60T TvAOSE HAMBURGERS ATT JOE'S VIK60M,VOO GOBBLED TrtREE OM1OMS AS IF PEfKCHES? AMD TOM\6UT t^THS S.EMERPM- SWf^DV YalvBut- TOT.TUT/ IT CAN'T BE- DIDN'T OUR K(NP PL/EHCEI? ASSURE US DOT it VA^ AM ere bigger than for any previous ear. Hongy has written many songs hich reached the screen, but he as never gone in tor entire mu- cal scores. can't write that way."-he says. ' can't just sit clown und write six umbers in six weeks." LAIMS HE'S TYPE» Besides, Hongy admitted, lie was ped. "They always think of me i an Individualist. They think I an only write stuff like 'Old Rock- n' Chair.'" He hopes to surprise ic skeptics with a new number in bambooco" rhythm. It's a cross, e says, between rhumba and samba :iylhm. When he isn't cutting hair, or cting or talking on the radio or omposing, Hoagy plays tennis and olf. He likes to" tell about the fact lat in his school days back in lu- iana many people considered him uite insane. "I guess." he said, "all song- •rltcrs have the reputation for be- ig borderline mental cases." An average of 16,000 families n the United States adopt children very year. Dr. J. L Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main Sare 50% OB TRUSSES Ste«l and Elastic STEWART'S Drug Sttri Main & Lake Phone 2822 DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA. AND REMINGTON PORTABLE | TYPEWRITERS 118 N. 2nd STREET PHONE 33821 (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) \r , J. LOUIS CHERRY Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Ark. GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tir« Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 DRS. NIES & WES * OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Mali BlytheriUe, Ark. Phone 2*21 First Biography of America's Great General IPJttKkl, 10**, Ann WooOn-nTi! Miller! Ill.lrllmlcJ, !<EA Srvvlrr, IKE'S INVASION TEAM XXX T\TF,ET Ike's "Invasion Tcnm" as it directs the invasion of Europe by air, sen, ami land. General Sir Arthur Tedder, Deputy Commander in Chief under General Eisenhower, is a Scot, 54 years old, described as "small and soft-spoken." Son of a nobleman, he is in direct con- Irnst to Ike. He was graduated "I'm such a bad singer." Hoagy j from Cambridge and for a time explained, "I have to make faces to make the tones come out." We wondered whether he was a good actor. Had he seen the picture? "Yes," he said, "and I'm very pleased. I'd like to do some ILL LEAVE MY SCRAP BOOK THERE ..FDJ2.VOU-- t^S QNE OF THE CL1PP1MGS 1 CUT OUT IS OM PAGE TWELVE AMP CUE OW PAGB EI6HTEEM 1 THOUGHT VOU HAD READ THE PAPER--! HA.VE TWO RECIPES ANDMWT'S COLUMM IN! HERE-I'LL THE BOOti HERE.' LUCKY.1 DIDM'T PASTE 'EM TIGHT- .THE WHICHIMS HOUR well more acting." Carmichael is the kid from Bloomington, Ind.. who played ragtime for fraternity dances at Indiana University. His mother taught him piano and while studying law at the university he played with campus bands and had one of his own. Then he started writing music and hit the jackpot with such hits as "Star Dust." "Ilivcrboiit Shuffle," "Georgia on My Mind," "Snowball" and scores of others. There's quite a story behind "Star Dust." He wrote the tune in 1028. But It was three years before he could convince a publisher that it was worth publishing. Then It became an Immediate hit. During the last 10 years the sales have steadily been climbing. Hoagy's royalties this year Fall and Winter TUNE-UP SAVE gasoline . . . SAVE Tires. Gel All-round Heilcr Performance! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Paris A Service 121 \V. Ash . I'hoiie 2122 played professional Kugby. A veteran of World War I, a flyer n France and Egypt, he settled lown for life wilh the RA.F, where ic .became Air Chief Marshal. His record in World War II has made him one ot the greatest airmen of all times. It was under him that the RAF gained command over the Mediterranean and in the Middle East. The keen-eyed, strong-featured man beside him is G 1-year-old Admiral Sir Bertram H, Ramsey, commanding the combined naval forces under General Eisenhower Son of a general, married to a colonel', 1 ; daughter, his life has been devoted to the navy since he was 15 years old. The tremendous responsibility falls upon him to transport safely across flic English Channel lo the forlifict coasts ol Europe the huge armies engaged in the invasion. Knowi as "Dynamo" Ramsey, lie brotigh about the miracle of Dunkirk, When Eisenhower made hi; landings in North Africa, it wa: Ramsey who helped plan tin landings and shared in command of the great armada of warships Ho also was wilh Eisenhower in the- Mediterranean when Sicily and Italy were invaded. • Salute the stern, strong face se with determination — Licut.-Gcn Carl A.'Spaali, known ns "Tooey Spaatz, commanding the Amer ican Strategic Air Forces on Hi Western European invasion. Bor In Pennsylvania 52 years ago, h as at West Point with Eisen- ower, graduating in 1914, one ear before Ike. "Tooey" com- anded the Northwestern African ir Force under Eisenhower. His job is to cover the Allied orces on the invasion. The genial, smiling countenance •e now look upon is a "devil on 'ings"—Maj.-Gen. James H. Doo- ttlc, age .18, horn in California, command oi Ihe United States th Air Force. The first to raid 'okyo, lie gained world fame. Ic was widely known as a racing ilol and stunt flyer before we ntcrccl the war, also as an aero- autic engineer. Wilh the outbreak of World Var II, he entered the struggle s a major and in two years be- ame a brigadier general. Under Eisenhower in Africa, he organ- zed and led the 12th Air Force vhose exploits are almost legcn- lary. They blasted the way for lie ground forces with their raids on Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, and were he first to bomb Rome. + * * VOW meet the man who says "I'm from Missouri, show me!" Licut.-Gcn. Omar N. Brad ley, 51 years old, leading the American ground forces undc Eisenhower. This "Missouri mule' n determination is one of Ike': old friends and classmates .1 West Point. An accomplish^ master ot ground warfare an infantry tactics, lie was Eisen hewer's field aide in North Afric and then commander o£ t!i (\mcrican Second Corps. We need no introduction to th wiry little man, wearing a here jauntily on his head. He i "Monty," Gen. Sir Bernard L Montgomery, loved by every ma who ever iought under him. H commands the British Invasto Armies under Eisenhower. "Mont of F,l Atnmein" is SS years old, minister's son. His miltary Jam was established when, in com ami of the British Eighth Army, c outfoxed Rommel and chased m with his Afrika [Corps across c North African deserts, 1409 iles, from Egypt to Italy. The next man we meet looks ke the executive of a great cor- oralion, the banker-business an-lawyer type, Sir TralTorcl L. eigh-Mallory, 55 years old, Comander in Chief of Ihe Allied^ir ovees. He gave up the KMfy law to join and help build ™i.e ritish Air Force and won 1U3 ay to Air Chief Marshal. The ceaseless air invasions over urope, preceding the land in- nsions, svcre directed by Sir raflord. The lasl man, we meet on Eisen- owcr's "Invasion Team" is a ypical Englishman in appearance, ir Arlluir T. Harris, 5'<! years Id, father of four children, and nown as "Ginger' 1 Harris. . He ommands the Drilisli Strategic ir Forces. While he serves under iir Chief Marshal Leigh-Mallory, s does General Spaatz, his job s the destruction of Hitler's war- reduction centers. The bombing aids under Harris testify lo his enacity. .+ * * AS hours and days passed, wilh ^ ceaseless bombing rising to a rescendo in its terrifying might, he "invasion jitters" seized Eu- ope. Huge Nazi armies were rushed o the fortified coast and stood jchind their cmbaUlemcnts, wait- ng lor Eisenhower^ "*""" of France, mark, Nor,,...,, ground leaders ready for uprisings, counted the hours, wailing for liberation. Zero hour was approaching. It ;» now about five minutes to 12 o'clock" the announcement came: from Allied Headquarters. General Eisenhower inspected Ins stupendous forces and issued the final warnings. He was ready, waiting only the psychological moment to strike. "I have complete confidence in (he final result," he said. "It will be a hard and bloody Struggle,but victory will eventually be] ours. The power of the United Nations under the flag of freedom shall triumph." . " ' END & heir cmballlemcnts, wait- Eisenhower. The people e, Belgium, Holland, Dtl>- orway, with their uiwfier-

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