The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 13, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 13, 1944
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • <l THE COURIER NEWS'CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher ; SAMUEL F. NOKRIS, Editor JAMES A., Gt TENS, Advertising Manager "•Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wllm>i Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, jAmphls. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday «Entered as second class matter at the post- ojflc* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- gtess, October 9, 1917. ;,-. Served by the United Press • ',' V SUBSCRIPTION RATES !;3&y carrier in the city ol Blytheville, 20o per we«fc,'or 85c per month. -By mail, within a radius of 40 miles, $i.OO per year, £2 00 for six months, $100 for three months; by."rail!,outside 50 mile zone $10,00 per year payable in advance. PrbblerhChild 1 Allied troops in Italy can't be blamed if they find the mitivc residents' altitude a HUlc hard to take. i *'.-•1 Correspondents' dispatches indicate that the average Italian is prcllj' discontented, He complains Hint food and other necessities were more plentiful and •• utilities and transportation services were better under the Germans. > Obviously this average Italian hus a warped conception of Allied strategy and aims. It is hard for him to' believe tliat the. Allies landed in Italy, not primarily to improve his lot in life and restore his comforts, but to attack the Axis at a weak point and speed the winning of the war. The bloody, difficult Italian campaign is Hearing its end. But there arc still Nazi and Fascist Italian forces to be,overcome before the southern door )u Hitler's Germany is opened. To finish \\HJ job is the reason for the Allies' presence in Italy. It is easy to understand their annoyance when, in the midst of it all, people not long Irans- ^ened fiom the status of enemy to co- Jbelhgeicnt start griping about accom- ^rnodations/ r But it is also easy, at a distance, to ,pity the Italian altitude while not nn- Ipioving it For here we have a perfect jexample of what happens to a.dictntor- Tuled nation when the dictator is gone. ; jFor more than 20 yeaas in Italy the state nab all. It told the people how to !i£e*5m'd ^h'at; tovihink, 1 ' whom to love and. hate, how many children to have. For 'more-than 20 years'.'individuality!:^ was ^stif led-and "opposition suppressed. The jobb of thousands depended on their loyalty and obedience to the stale. And when, < n the brink of defeat, a palace clique kicked Mussolini out, there was nothing to build on. -*- The great majority of Italians have no political experience, responsibility or initiative Who among them really knows the workings of democracy, the love of individual freedom that is worth fighting for, the duties that go with the privileges of that freedom? Only a handful of old men. The younger ones who should be providing vigorous and dynamic leadership have grown to manhood in a regimented atmosphere in which the paternal state always knew best, and would take care of them if they stayed passively in line and avoided thinking and complaining. •• t It is tragic but not surprising lhat Ih'e Italians complain. They have read the Four Freedoms, and arc disappointed that these freedoms didn't "start functioning' at once, it*-,This condition will not ho overcome quickly And it will be encountered all over again in Germany. We shall find that totalitarianism is a lingering dis- ease'with a siow. painful convalescence, and With plenty of headaches for doctor a"s well as patient. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.). GQUIUER NEWS , Mr Krug "Our policy here in WPR is to do everything in our power to unleash the war-restrained energy of the American economy. . . The government can help, but the government cannot do the job. . . It is our responsibility to remove every obstacle that might prevent American business from going ahead." These are the words of young Mr. Julius Krug, J the. new acting WPB chairman. Mr. Krug is probably what is called a bureaucrat. All his working experience has-been in government jobs. But he talks less like a bureaucrat than some of WPB's businessmen. We think, from this sample, lhat Sir. Krug is going to get on well with business and labor. His attitude is healthy. Intelligent Demobilization Perhaps no one will better appreciate the Army's demobilization plan than some of the overseas veterans of the war. For they can remember that many of the first men who got to France were the last to return, lhat too often the AEF veteran who had done some of the hardest fighting came back to find most of the jobs already snapped up. . These and many other inequities of World War I are corrected in the now plan. Its provisions promise fairness as well as vigorous prosecution of the war against'Japan. SOTHTTSAY 1 tlotrt think 'I 'need & lawyer. All t did was hold up a crap game.— Mini arrested 1" 'Cincinnati. O. . •• ,,'.•' • • ' I think the 'Japanese are counting on the assumption 'we'll he bored with the war when the wnr in Europe is- over. They still adhere to the belief we are the kind of nalton that Is not willing to see It Ihroueh to Ihe' limits.— Nnvy Secretary James Forrcstal, • • '« We will be back. You think yon me smart, but you don't know about the 'secret weapons we have. The Luftwaffe's /'refrigerator bomb" and ','bnclcrla bomb" arc going to be our terror weapons.— Nazi press officer, fleeing Paris before liberation by Allies. '. '-•''.') ' '-- *\ ,..• • Should a period of unemployment occur, younfe persons should not become cmbittcrctl and feel that they arc unwanted members ol society. as was frequently the case in the past. The time should be spent In improving themselves.— Dr. Mary H. S. Hayes of the War Belo- catlon Authority. • * • We should be serious, prayerful and sober (on V-Day). We should thtink God that hostilities are at 1111 end In Europe, at lenst; we should pray for an early pence in the rest of the world. —Cleveland Coadjutor Bishop Edward P. Hobiin. • • * We do not need lo surrender our freedom lo government In order (o have the economic security to which we tire entitled as free men. — Thomas E. Dcwcy. • • • The world community must he prepared to deal with international gangsters when they first show Ihclr heads, not after they have grown great and strong on conquest and only a world wnr can slop them.— Sen. Joseph H. Ball (B) of Minnesota. • • • Road al! nboiit il'i Light* go on. Points come oft!— Washington news vendor. .» » • Day by day there is an addition to the urgency of the critical war situation. The opportunity for Japan to engineer a victorious settlement is indeed at this stage— Premier Kuniakl Kolio. • < • All thole people.^ persecuted by Nazi-FYiscisin — anJ chronologically, among the first were the Spanish Republicans ...... have an uncontented right to return to their own country, beneath the emblem of democracy and liberty;— El National, Mexican newspaper. .WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, SIDI GtAHCB : "Tuesday bridge, Wednesday movies, Thursday gin .rummy, and tonight the opera—we certainly are builcr- ' N *;..l.lies book uboul 'cscapismM^' ,• i •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson 6AEDEN CITY, KANSAS, MADE A BUY-BONDS POSTER 8V PLOWING OUT THE BLACK LETTERS IN A FIELD OF &OLDEN VWHEAT STUBBLE. CQPfl. 1W4 BY NEA SERVICE. IHC T. M. BIG. U. S, PAT. Off'-' . lcd you to piny it. i didn't say /oil would get the part. Thai's up o Shirley. Sli c selects ber own fa- hcrs.' "I had visions," Joel said, of lin- ng up with about 50 other guys vliile litlle Shirley looked us over. 3ut il WHS pretty painless after all. We got, along fine and she toM Mr. Ehcehan I would be acceptable as icr father." PASSED IN leOO, A\ADE ITILLESAL TO 8RIM& ENGLISH SPAftffOWr INTO THE U.S., ...ousr A AFTER THE CWMASE HAD BEEN DONE. WHEN YOU RIDE A HOME BAREBACK, YOUR BACK NEEDMTBE BARE/'J MfSS AWXINE WINE&4R, 9- 15 NEXT: Do bullfrogs catch ducks? • In Hollywood BY F.RSKINK JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent BEHIND THE SCREEN: There's a very disconsolate press agent iu Hollywood. All because n couple of goldfish ha ( | twins. A few months ago, producer Sol Lesser started filming a comedy of a careless stork titled, Three Is n Family." T!ie theme was Infectious. Hatlic McDaniel was cast in the picture and immediately annoounc- crt she will become a mother this fall for the first time. Arthur Lake started to work in the picture and cQvererf be \vllj become n father this winter tor the second time. As filming continued, Harry nmi Phoebe Ephron. writers of the original play, had a baby girl, rrhcn Cindy, the studio cat, gave birth to three kittens. And the other morning, Ihc press ai?ciu walked on the set and discovered that two pet goldfish ov- crnlghi becnme papa and mama of twins, be said. 'After all that's happened." moaned (be press agent, "who's going to believe me?" n e Is a very unhappy felfow. Even we cton'l believe him. Sam Gold\vyn. who is no dummy, is now pulling out two Danny Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams 7 ". SHOULDN'T PLKCE CAPITAL IM ^ 8A>N\< ? --• DID ' Voy HEKR. STEWJTIAV FOOTSTEPS TAIRS IttTite DEf\0 OP SS1GUT ? I'D SVJEARTHERE SMOOPEf? AR.OUMO WHY* ] TO N'OU.I'IL s\v ^SUSPECT MOD'RE AH BODV.' SARD VJlOE WHV. I'VE COME IM AT DOOR- FIVE- ER. Six TIMES EVERV DAV AM' TH' RUG WEVEC SKIDDED WITH KO, IT WOULDM'T \viW:DU EIGHTH CiRA-Dg ElMSTElMS.' VOU GOT >XU- THE ANSWERS.' 1V\ STLJPlD-- BORM IM TH' NUMB M;ME~IIES--A CIGAR. STORE IMDIAM OS) COME OUT WITH IT—SAY IT Kayes for Ihe price of one. The comedian is playing dual roles in "The Wonder Man," divided inlo monozygolic twins by a scenarist's typewriter. One Iwin is a brash, gaudy night club entertainer with a line of P-38 chatter and a disregard of conven- sack, HOIK. The oilier twin is a E ad a semi-somnambulist book- • The Bear Went Oyer the |Aountain— .,- J .-." '-'jr ! .' say>>-^5lSii. 7 ' • ^ < ^^'" «-^ •.'.', A geographical mile is ilio Icnglli of one minute of latitude. Shoes are costly— have them renewed where «- actfnjj care combined with super-— la(ive workman- hip insure their being properly epaired. Every style of repair Is made here —RIGHT! QURLITY SHO€ SHOP 121 W. MflIN ST. Dr. J. L Guard Optometrist ' at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main S«re 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drag S t•r• Main & Lake Phone 2822 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 DRS. NIES & NIES OSfEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CAHCtR) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 51 *-Malm BlytheYJUe, Ark. PJsoae 2121 Buy: Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. BIytiieville, Ark. Phone 2011 MOVE.' THIS IS WO RAWCH--WE HAVE NEIGHBORS. worm with n Casper Milquetoast, facade. That's Danny, loo, who If now worrying about stealing scenes from himself, COLONEL MEETS "(JENKUAI." Col. Itobcrt Sroll, Ihc much- ilccoralcd rclciMn nf the Flying; Tigers and author of the hnok "Goi Is My Co-1'ilot," was a visitor ol the set of "Hollywood Canteen.' Sitfinjr off.slagr. was a be-mctlnlc< and cahipnign-frailgcrt general. Col cncl Scott went over and introduced hiinrclf as Colonel Scott of the Flying Timers and (lien said. "Wlion have I the honor of addressing sir?" ' "I am Grnciui .loncs or Crnlra Casting," rrp!ic,i tl-'c tired ol ( l extra. Suey Welch is a former fight manager who once handler! such expert ring masters as "Gorilln" Jones. He's In Ihe theater now, but occasionally hn shakes his head sadly as he considers a champion that might have been. It- was back in Akron. O., where Suev had a, stable of boxers. A youn? newsboy who used to work out in n local gym -Impressed him with his fast Icfl hand and fine footwork. The kid wen the amateur flyweight championship of Ohio, then turned pro and Sucy handled him. • "He won a few fights, saved his money and quit," Sucy said. "All Ihe kid wanted was an education, so he goes to Ohio State. He conlrt have been. 8 champ, but he lacked ambition." The "kid" who lackr^ ambition was Lester cowan, youthful screen producer of "The Commanrlos Strike at Dawn. 1'omorrow the World" nnd "G. I. .Joe." RHIRT.FA' TKMTl.K'S "FATHER" Joel McCrca plays the father of a 6-year-old son In the film "Hold Hold Autumn In Your Hand." HLs wife, Frances Dee, is co-starred. the days when Shirley Temple was Ihc queen of Hollywood. "Winflcld Shechan, then the head of Fox, called me In one day." Joel r.aid. "He totd me he wanted me to l.lay Shirley Temple's father in a r.iclure. I said that was swell. 'Wait a minute,' said Shechau. T said I .Copyright, ]J«, NBA Service, Inc. TIIR STORYi nnd Snc Tlcclili-r arc cntcrinltilnp: Wnlt IlllTi.r.i mul hl» rnmllr, ticvvrnm- W» I" iffnlnn, n( illtiiH-r. I.i-n hnn kuuvvn Wnlt n toiler fliuc lint . linwii't wccn .Mnrnnrel lllljard In "O yeiir*. HP 1s llmmllrMruck t\t tliR rhnriKcH In Hie oiirc lii'nnltfiil Klrl. Shr I* fn* nntl overilrrfisctl Jlful scrum to tnkc rt ilt'lfKht In ziinkhiK otliur people fed 111 lit tnsc. * * » III X/TOLET managed to get cvery- * Ihijig from the panlry to the table and back again without a cataclysm; but there was always the dramatic expectation of one. Though Sue hari drilled her for hours, Violet still exercised the technique of a lunch-counter waitress al a freight stop, and it was plain thai Margaret imputed Violet's violences to Sue's ignorance. And Sue could not answcv the unspoken accusation. H did not escape her that Margaret was also, more or less slyly, reading the inakcr's autograph on the service plates, and disapproving of them. Nor dirl it escape Sue that Wait Hilyard, who had been so jovial and so vivacious a'gucst, was silent now and keenly distressed by the little nagging nothings his wife said, or failed to say. He wanted to defend her from herself, but how could he? Al lasl in desperation Jennifer, who was feeling marooned in an Old Folks' Home, marie a frantic eftorl to contribute something lo the occasion: "I'opa, tell them lhal story you (old on (lie svay over." "Oh, that old thing!" Margaret protested. "It's not really very nice." ; "That makes it all the nicer," ; said Sue who had a taste for spice "Do tell it, Walt." 1 More embarrassed by his wife's presence than he would have been at a banquet hall of bankers, Walt • marie Ihe try. He could have told it well if he had been permitted to do it solo. Rut there are fc\v .slories slrong enough lo survive as a duet between a careless hus- oand and a correcting wife. He began: "Well, H's about two Swedes in Minneapolis. They—" "It's really about three Irishmen in Chicago," Margaret broke in. "That was my other story, my dear," Wall groaned. * * * EN was so rattler! as lo intervene in a family row: "Let him lell il, Margaret. A part of a wife's pledge at the altar is to love, honor, obey, and listen in silence to her husband's slories." "Co on, then," said Margaret, "and get it over with while I ask Mrs. Bcckley if she knows of a good lady's iailoi- in this town." "Dut I want to hear the story," Sue pleaded. Margaret shrugged her shoulders with the effect of a flcshrmake and subsided as if grossly in- sullcd. The poor story being dead already, Walt smiled pitiably and begged off: "Some oilier t,imc." What is sadder than the funeral of a good story, murdered in its cradle? A pall fell over the struggle for laughter. The obsequies were interrupted by a violent ringing of the doorbell, a pounding on the door, and a loud voice shouting through: "Open in the name of the law!" Sue and Lcn stared at each other in unbelief, then leapt to their feet. Sue gasped: "Tom! But il couldn't be!" Host and hostess fled from Inch guests and ran out into the hall Walt explained: Tom is their son. The last they heard of him, he was in the South Pacific with his regiment. They've been worried sick over him." There was a hubbub in the hall confusion of Sue's shrieks ol delight and Leu's booming: voice mingled with the uproar of an overgrown youth who had spent n year in the hell of jungle warfare and was a boy again al tlie sigh oj his parents. The guests couli ,ear ms ncrscm laughter. ~ • "Our transport got in yesterday, 'vc traveled all night and all day. wanted to surprise you. I've got t whole month's leave. Hot damn!' od, but you're sweet, Mom. And : Dad, Lord love you!" * * * i HEY came into the [lining room '• in a huddle, arms enlaced. Tom lad known Walt before he wei o war, and he said: "Mr. Hilyard! How do you ir?" Walt wrung his hand and said: This is my wife." Tom bowed. 'My daughter, Jcnni{«-." "Gosh! The pin-up o£ my dreams!" Tom advanced with his land oul like a grappling hook. 'I had lo come all the way home o find whal I went all Ihe way o Ihe South Seas lo sec. Bui, of course, as usual, I'm too late. You're married, or something horrible like that." In Jennifer's eyes almost any- hing in a uniform was beautiful. iler patriotic fervor added any- :hing that might be missing. But Tom did not really need her char- ly. He had already turned a dull evening of watching a dinner-duel of old parents into a promising duel with a young soldier of her own epoch. Jennifer shook her nelly head almost off in denial of his accusation that she was old married people. Still Tom scowled nnd growled: "Then you musl be engaged to some dirty dog of a-Marine or 3 colonel or something in the Navy." "iVol guilty, your Honor," she said. He grinned: "Well, you're engaged now! The rest of you can gel on with what's in your messkils. I had my dinner on the train and all 1 want is tin's piece of angel's food here. And whal I've got lo say to her is a military secret." He reached oul, caught a chair, swung it into place next to Jennifer's and, with an exaggerated' violence lhat did not disguise his real agitation, fastened his hungry eyes on lier and let them feast. A_nd hers feasted on him. They droW,-as It were, an arbor of youth about thorn and were alone. (To Be Continued) J £v ! v - ft,'.if -U '

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