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Friday, September 15, 1944
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SB •BLOTSBVILLB (ARK,)' C0tMMfiR-NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURtgft NEWS £." , THE COURIER NEWS OO.^' ' ' , H. W. HAINES, Publisher -•:"' SAiUJEI/F. NORRIS, Editor , JAMES A, OATEN8, Advertising Managtr Sole N'stlonai Advertising Representatives: Wallace, Witmer Co., New York/ Chicago/ Detroit, Atlanta, r Memphis, ' ••...' •> Putllshed Every.Afternoon Except SuiMJiy Entered as second class matter at the post- oJftc4 at Btythevllle, Arkansas, under tat of Con- gfess, October 9, 1917. ' __ __ Sewed by the United Press~~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES. "~ ~~ By"carrier In the clly of Blyihevlltii, 20o ptr week, or 1 85C per monlli. % By mall, within u radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, J2.TO for six months, Jl.OO for three months; by mail outside 60 mile zone $10,00 per year payable In advance. Return of the Vanished American One of these days (he doorbell will ring'and "there once again, like the first robin of .spring, will be the Vanished American. You remember, the cheery and persistent citizen with Uie sample case of brushes or hosiery, or perhaps a mechanized carpet sweeper, We won't say when thnt day will come, for fear of being called complacent. But come it will. And a typical .chapter in American life \vU) be resumed. Plans must be shaping up .already. For it would be a great mistake 4o think lhat reconversion will begin and end at the factory. Even now the general staff of door-to-door salesmanship probably has the maps spread out and is pondering new strategies alid tactics for the day when the all-out campaign of persuasion moves forward again into every street and countryside. Canny consumers would do well, then, to reconvert their thinking into peacetime channels. Otherwise they may vlin Into some early pitfalls. The first one probably will be the false aura of cordiality that is botind to pervade the resumption of front-stoop " merchandising. The Vanished American, returning' to his appointed rounds, will certainly be.welcomed as the Americans were welcomed in Paris. Maybe his; wares- won't be dreams of streamlined : transparent plastic. But to the housewife, down to the last bristle of the vegetable brush and reduced to Wielding n broom, they will look like the dawii of a brave new world. This won't last, of course. The eh- cycjopedia vendor will follow the Fuller Inrush man. The vacuum cleaner salesman, will be succeeded by the boy who is working his father's way through high school by ineftnS of magazine subscriptions. The big parade will be on." ' So" if she is forward looking, the housewife even now will be brushing .up Jin her sales resistance. She might practice up on that old Scandinavian housemaid impersonation she used to use- when the salesman asked, "Are you the lady of the house?" That always eased the shame of falsehood with a touch of light-hearted drama. She might give some thought to her neglected footwork, for it takes speed to beat the salesman's toe to that strategic.: territory between the door and the jamb. FRIDAY, SEPTPMBEU lr>, UMI Victory in the Second Blitz Another story of resourcefulness and rugged courage ha.s com« out of London—the story of the victory of the second blitz. It is perhaps even more inspiring than the necowit.s'of the, .first Battle of Britain. For here London's defenders were confronted a new weapon , unpredictable, stetilthy, iipeedy, tlUam<tte<! by WeUth- e'r. It demanded new counter-measures. The detailed story now tells iio\v tiiese coiuiter-meftstires worked. And it reveals that even before Allied troops in France blocked off the robot coast, British brains and effort find Amori' can co-opcralion had already beaten (he flying bomb. .There were 80 frightful days of lite second blitz. Rut the passing weeks brought promise of victory. In the firsl month, defenders wort; able to bring down 40 per cent of the missiles. At the end, coast defenses were stopping 70 per cent of them, and iwicennicie.s reduced to 9 per ceiit the bombs that reached the (nrget. The toll' ill lives nml property, though not so great as in the raids of 10<IO-<11, was tremendous. But if the attacks cost the Allies nnd London heavily, think of what the Germans paid for the attempt and the defeat. Frustrated in the beginning through superior intelligence and. air power, they \frere nimble-to launch the flying bombs in time to achieve the maximum results, But the most damaging refttllt of (lie abortive Vengeance was the fact that, having put nil their eggs in one basket, they had to sit by find see the eggs smashed. Airplane and other production was cut back lo make flying bombs. They were sold and oversold to the German people. Hut the physical and psychological punch was blocked. The "miracle weapon" wound u|; in n dud. And Germany took a long step closer to defeat. Veterans' Reofientation Keoi'icitialion is a fancy word tlml carries ii load of common sense iis Used in a recent announcement by Oberlin College. For those of its graduates in the armed forces who can pay the regular tuition and who feel the need, Oberlin is offering them ii year's reorientation course after they arc released. This is a logical .supplement to the government's present provision for helping the veteran continue bis "education, Certainly many youngsters who /went into service shortly after graduation will want lo brush up on rusty skills and learning before competing for jobs. Othbrii may need n year of readjustment, a chance to reconcile and adjust the often cloistered ideals of n college student and the hypei'-realistlc experiences of a soldier. It is not Unlikely lhal other colleges will or have already adopted u similar plan. All such plans together might not affect a large number of people. But there are bound to be some young veterans who will need, and need badly, a chance to "get hold of themselves." Their alma mater seems a logical place in which to get that chance. • 80 THEY SAY In a clipping which jnsl reached me from home, t saw some correspondcnl hart stated thai I arrived in Normandy waving a $1000 bill and (linking bets. I arrived in Normandy Incognito. I have never seen a $1000 bill.—Lieul.-aen. Oeorge S. P.itton, Jr. » • * I was amazed and pleased lo discover thnt f could nol only ruh, bill run like a frightened deer, nnd I did.—War correspondent wounded by shrapnel. • • • Our foreign policy can never be stronger or more effecllve than the strength of th* American people nl home.—Thomas K. Dcwcy. SIDE OUNCES StiWfo ;WWHBSt«iVp COP«; im at »» tmxc, m6: r. M. ma. u. s. > J ''The-world is in n'diaolic stale, as you say. niy frleiUl, J bill I KiiCss _wf'iT.Khfe i!iiou«h on this bench iill ul'lcr THIS CURIOUS WORLD , ygS, wfmpyi *'»•'. ** •>'• .•'.« • , - - L • ci f. >i ,"* •'F*'$ f 1 •• „^f- W^74 «•» ;->., 1$ AN fffeKf&NW *•' DIVISION CAM sHoor •S4-O ttJA/S ' OPAMMUNITIOM .' IN A SINGLE DAY.' COPR. 19*1 BY Nf« SERVICt, IKC T. M. ntc. u. s. FAT. d A WOAWN'S PAST is ALWAYS BEFORE HER/' Says MARIE G. LEES, - ''.£j A/CIV -A ' FOR THE AREA AROUND NEW VORK IS EflUALLV SUITABLE FOR SALT LAKE arr, LISSOM, PEIPIM& OR ISTANBUL. 'I NEXT: Arc lerittltej ants? In Hollywood BY KUSKIN'E .lOfl.VSO.Nf NKA StiifT C'orrcsiJomlenl Exclusively Yours: Belly Crnble (hrentciilni! to retire. Jsnys she wnnls to stay home wllli husband :lniry James nnd the liaby. Now .'•here have we lieni'd thnt story l>e- 'orc? But Fred Aslnlre IS serious itout quitting grease-paint nml uiliglng 11)1 Ills ilimdiig'shoes. He'll slnr In four move films at HKO and then turn producer. He's been Hiking nbotit joining the executive end of motion pictures for the last o years. Best crnck nbout southern California's heat wave was Jimmy Dorscy's: "It's so hot in San Fernando Valley." he cracked, "that houses arc selling for $! with a copy o[ the song thrown In." • • • Sliflclcn thought: Despite Ilic recent lai-RC crop of "youth gone wild movies, Hollywood still hasn't discovered aiiulhcr Clara How. She typified Ilic shorl-sklrlcd flapper of flic roarinj twcnlies. There is now an ofncial Hoys office ban on revealing 'celluloid hocus-pocus since that expose 01 niintown camera tricks in n nn- Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople OutOurWay By J, R. Williams i=SMvrysie&s.' DID z TELLT ' HERE'S TH PLA.MS FOR NO.' MO MORE 1MDCOR FARMS ADDED HERE • PUT THEM MACHINES RIGHT iw HERE •-1 POMT NEED A COVERED coukrt-/ TO PRESS BUT TOMS.' i DOM'T WMJT TO Hive TO LEARM ANOTHER LAUSUA5E VWHEW I GO TO TH' FAREKJPO' TH'SHOP' WHEW THEV FIRST BUILT THIS OFFICE HE SEZ, "PUT tv\Y SK WHERE FIRST USED T BE AM'LSWETH'j BLEACHERS PER, / SHELVE S.'V ADDiTIOM pMTH'SHOP- WE'VE GOT TWELVE MEW • WVTVA VOUR FERRET S^ WE'VE COT JO GET TH' BUILDERS BUSV AT NotQuite Empty but'Pretty Low Down •if singe uritl screen, Sydney Greenstreet is hi uniform. He plays an Army colonel in "Pillur to Post." Ida Luptno, wlio is more than an nnmteiir at musical composition, 1ms completed three nc\v tunes in collaboration willi Nick Arilen. And it's Arthur Murray's clenni- tion of a Hollywood conference— "n group of men who individually can do nothing, but as a group meet and decide thnt nothing can be done." Shoes are costly— have thtm rf- netted wU6re «i- acting care combined Kith superlative workjoan- tbelr being properly ?!ilp insure repaired. Every style of repulr Is made here -RIGHT! QUflLITY SHOC SHOP 121 W. MflJ.N ST. Dr. J. L. Guard . Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main ionftl mag. Anne Shirley nml Adrian Scotl, he RKO producer, ure plnmiing on Thnnksglvlng fferirtlng. Susan Harvard is slill uinler suspension nt Paramuinu for lurn- ',i\S down the lead in "Histi Above !hc Slnrs." • » * 'WOOPOl," Chnfles Boycr gels a new title In the Columbia nicker "Together Agnin." In one scene a gal describes him (is "wootul." It's clinrra. appeal, glamor—or something. Ann Sheridan will star in two movies, quick, now that she is home from overseas. One is "When Ol(! New York Was Young," the other, "Colntnity Jane." Irene Manning \\ill sing "The Lord's Prayer" on licr fortlicoininj; overseas lour. It's a 0. I. request, o • • The Olivia tie Hnvilland-Johi Huston romance is colder than a casting director's heart. Tlierc hnve been more write-in applicants for the job of technical adviser on "The Lost Weekend" tlmn nny movie filmed In years. It's the story of a three-day drunk. Alarlha O'nrlscoU and Eddie Norris have discovered c.ioli other. They were a twosome al a night club. • * * Eddie Cantor will m. c. a soon- to-be-aired non-partisan radio show uring vptcrs to register. Real-type casting for "O. 1. Joe." Bill Murphy, a Gviadalcanal hero, will play a soldier. News Hem: A new Hollywood milestone was achieved ivith the filming of the firsl movie blush in ICflmleolor. file blush was by Kiln HaywoHti for her final scene In "Tonight and Every Ntj-hV" Ho-huni! Sign in a Hollywood, department store: "Please keep In mind that Ihe customer's memory will lard longer tlifin lite wnr." Hired lo wrilc one song for "To Have and Have Not." luncsmilh Hoagy Carmlchael wound up writing several numbers and singing In the film. Director Howard Hawks just presented him with a wallet Inscribed: "For service far beyond the line of ditty." • • • "COIONEI," GRKENSTREET For (lie first lime in JO years on Sare 50% OB TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Dr rjf S t • r « j Main & Lake Phone 282Z GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also —Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 DRS. NIES & NIES QSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Mali Blytherille, Ark. Phone 2121 Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2911 Copyright. 12((, NBA Service. Inc. Till: STOIlYi mill Silt Bfi-lilt'j- li.-ivr licrn riittrliiliilntc *\Vul| Illlyim! finil his rcmiily. ncw- rsinirrs lo .Stntiiii. ill lllilncT. l.rn Ii:m knoivii \Vnll Tnr i\ lonir liincr lull hn»n*( scl M Mn/KiiTci llll]-nrll In '-0 yr:\r». He IH llntnilrr.slriirk nl (In- rjinntic* In (lie <IIK-<- In-nnll- flll cirl. Shu is fnl mill uvrr- drr.kscil untl SCI-IIIK lo (:iVp :i iln- (lirJtl in tnllKlliir »>llirr |n'«pli- frrl III .-it riiwr. Vlvi'Tyitno liris n niiw- crniili- i^-fiilntr rMV!»l J'OIITIKT Ton l!i>rkU-y. liiiiin. on Irnvr. niul Jrn- nlfov lll!>;inl, irllo lire ill-ll^hlnl In IKIVI- iUs«-i>v«-rr*l r:irli ollit-r. Sin* Is Frill-veil ivhi'u IHT Ra^sl.i fliiull)' V T EN and Sue lei their weary smiles relax like lowered 'curtains. Sue gronncd: "Remember what you prophesied nboxtt my saying, 'How on carlh did such a nice man get himself hooked by such a woman?' Well, consider il said." Len sighed: "What gets me is that when I saw Jennifer I thought she was Margaret miraculously preserved. 1 ' Sue leapt as if a wasp had slung her: "Good Lord! What il Tom fell in love with her and married her and she turned into another Margaret? He seems lo be crazy aboul her. And soldiers are gel- ting married at first sight nowadays." "You're borrowing Irouhle a long way in advance," said Lcn "Tom would have been just as crazy aboul any other piece o. fluff. He's famished. Il.e'11 be rav- 'ing about some other girl tomorrow." They went about the night ril- ual oC putting out all the .lights 'Then they realized that their sot Avas home again and they turncc on the hall lamp for him. 1 Upstairs, they began lo rflversi the procedure of a few hours be fore and took off wearily who they had put on with care anc [great cxpeclalions. They fouiv Margaret vastly more entertain ;ing lo dissecl lhal she had bcci i to entertain. ! They were not angels and Ihe 'realized no more than Margate id, that her nagging and bully- ng and her airs of superiority >>ere really due lo her distrust of erself, her terror of olhev pco- le's opinions and her inability to elieve thnt her husband could ossibly love her. * * * INCE Margaret herself had never reached the hcighls of Know thyself!" these strangers oukl not be expected to see lirough her false front of. ap- arent self-satisfaction to the dependent soul lhat cowered be- Ind it. While Sue was scrubbing off he face she had put on earlier, nd Len was working toward his lajamas, he sighed: "One thing is certain, ZVfargaret s not the girl Walt married." Sue was tired enough to be a bit icevish. She answered: "I'm nol Ihe girl you married, ilher." "And I'm nol Ihe lad you married, either. Who \vanls lo spend lifetime as a kid? Growing old ogelher is Ihe sweelcst part of marriage. But Margaret is like so nany of the wives you see. She las gone rancid with age. I knew ler when Wall was crazy aboul ler, but afraid to marry her because we were going overseas any dny. Walt was kind o£ slrait- ;accd, bill Margaret was a wile young thing. She lold me frankly she wanted lo marry Wall even though he mighl die in France. "I can sec her now, following alongside our troop train as pulled away from the station Wall was leaning out of Ihe win dow and Margaret was running as fast as she could, throwing kisse and trying lo laugh, and her eye; blind with lears. "When we got back from France Margarel met the transport at th dock. She had their baby in he arms—a boy. He died a icw year laler." • .* * CUE'S eyes filled with suddci 13 (ears; "Poor thing! That ma; ;count for her Bitterness, ur first baby died, 1 haled the rorld." Len put his arms about her: But afterward yon seemed to c sweoler than ever. No, you an'l blame death for Margaret's life that's ruined her some- ow. And "she's ruining Wall's fe. He ought to divorce her." On what ground?" 1| Infidelity." 'You can'l mean—" Infidelity lo herself. o the girl she was. Infidelily It's worse inn having an affair with another inn. These pretty little bridie- 'idies catch their men by being n their good behavior and all ressed up in body and soul. Then licy don'l stay pul. They stow iicir marriage vows away with lieir bridal veils. They forget :>eir promises." Ordinarily Sue fell no call lo cfend women as a class. Bui she rad lo say: "Of course, men never—" "Oh, of course men do," Lcn iroke in. "When I say 'women' include men. But it's no wonder Ihe divorce business is be- :oming one of the largest indus- ries in our country. You can get divorce for cruelty and almost inything's cruelly in a divorce court. Bui the real cruelty doesn't ;et mentioned." Sue yawned: "I'll bite. What s the real cruelty, Mr. Beckley?"-^ "It's obtaining love under false \ pretenses. The bride pretends to \1 silk and she's just dyed satceir, '.'.* or she prelcnds to be all wool and she's moslly collon. She lets ner mind go stale. She loses interest in the world. She gets tired of her husband and tiresome to him. She gets fatty degeneration of the heart and the brain and the character." Sue was in her pajamas by then and she smiled drowsily: "I suppose Margaret is saj'ing even worse of me. I wish lhat daughter of hers would lei lhat son of mine come home." "A lol o£ our boys don't come honm because Japanese snipers get 'em," Len muttered. "If they do get home, some damn girl ambushes 'em." -'•'[I (To^Cpnlinued)

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