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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 16, 1944
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILU3 (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 19<M •<THE'BLYTHEVJIiI>E CQUWER NEWS '• ' • -THE'COURIER NEWS CO. '-- . •' ' H. W. HAINES, Pirbliaher SAMUED F. NORRIS. Editor ' ; JAMES A. OATENS, Advertising Mdnager Sole Nations! Advertising R«pro«nt»tlves: Wallace 'Witraer Co., New York, Chicago, De: twit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Eritere'd as second class matter at the post- Office at Blythevtlle, Arkansas, under act of Cou• gress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES ..• 3y carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 20c p«r week, or 85c per month. . By mall, within n radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1,00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone tlO.OO per^'yeur payable in advance. Thanks for the Kind Words Much of the work on the Committee for Economic Development postwar tax plan was done by professional economists recruited from academic circles. And when the new plan was presented to the public, two of the CTCD executives made a couple of interesting observations. "Ft was surprising," said . Paul G. Hoffman, SUidebaker Corporation president, "how much the professors influenced our thoughts." Ralph E. Flanders, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, remarked, "I am brash enough to think the professors learned (juile a lot from us." These observations are interesting for their novelty, not their profundity. Coming from men of the speakers' caliber, they arc encouraging, too. It would be pleasant if other businessmen would follow their example. For it is depressing that any feeling of mutual respect between businessmen and professors is so seldom admitted and KO infrequently expressed in public. It is certainly true that many professional educators in government have approached and acted upon business problems from :t purely thcorelkiil basis. II is also true that many businessmen scorn the scientific approach, and believe that no professor could possibly possess the combined talents of David Harurri, Dr. Einstein and Machiavelli required to achieve the feat of meeting '. a payroll. But we hear loo much about them, and hi general terms. \V~c lionr too loltlc of the Ph. D.'s who acknowledge the virtues of practical experience, and of businessmen who will say n good word . for post-graduate book learning. We hear too little of the many businessmen in government, or of the "professors" who are valued employes of many' large business concerns. We hear too much generalized opprobrium, repeated at second and tenth and hundredth-hand. This is an old practice and our country has lived and prospered under it. Bui that doesn't make it good. Name-calling is easier .than logical thinking. Shouting is probably good for the lungsT Personalities are fatter targets than ideas. But they certainly deepen the existing division on social, political, governmental and racial issues. The sad part of it is that some of oar business, labor and political leaders who coin slogans and lead In name- calling really know better. They can get on personally with their adversaries, . admire their virtues and abilities. It would be well for the country in the trying times ahead if these lead• ers would set u milder and more charitable example, with more thought for the common good and less for their own power and advancing. And we ordinary folks might employ and demand rifero reiUoa4Mil wolUbultrossud fact in our discourse. "irstShot Pfc. Joseph Mucktou of Cnrleret, N. J., 'will be but briefly noted in the world of passing events. And these modest, expandable paragraphs about him will start a fire or wrap a sandwich or join the paper salvage drive tomorrow. Nevertheless we think he -deserves a transitory word of congratulation on the part which fate assigned him in the supercolossal production of current history, To Joe (if we may presume to be familiar) fell the rather momentous honor of firing liie l,ong Tom Unit sent the first American shell screaming across the border into Germany. If fale were a better dramatist it might have built Joe's sCeno up a little more. For the tons of bombs dropped by American flyers mid Russian shells fired into Kant Prussia have certainly dulled the el't'cc- livcness of hi.s entnincc. Slill, it must, have been quite a moment for Joe. We don't know what Joe said or felt at that moment, but it might have been something like this: "Well, Jerry, here it is. This as an American shell, fired by an American soldier from an American gun 10 milos away. Maybe American bombs havu fallen on your town already. If they haven't, you certainly know what they have done to the cities around you— Cologne nnd Ducsseldorf and Essen and the rest. "But this is different. This comes from-a gun on the ground. And it's sort of appropriate Unit it should bo an American shell and an American gun. Your leaders never thought these shells and guns would ever gel to Europe, or that there would be American soldiers to fire therii. 'That's one reason why Hitler started this war. He was so sure we wouldn't want to fight, that we were divided, that we could never gel ready. And he was right, in a way. "We Americans don't start wars. We were unprepared, and we did squabble among ourselves. But when it's necessary we can always get ready and fight. And il waa.necessary this lime, because you Germans and your leaders made the world stink,. first with your ideas and then with your deeds. We had lo destroy the rotlcii mess yon were trying to force down our throats. . "So here we are. You thought thai whatever you did, your Rhine-land would never be a battlefield, that your fatherland was inviolate. Well, it isn't. So here we arc—Americans, last into the war and first lo gel here. "This is the first shell. There will be more, and then the armies. There arc hundreds of thousands' of us, Americans, English, Canadians, French, Belgians, Dutch and Poles. We'll be over. You asked for it, and we're going to give it to you." • IO THEY SAY The time lo check a new war preparation program is at its beginning. This, requires quick, decisive action—strong measures in case of continued minor Infringements. This is the les-son of the 1930'6—Dr. Harold G. Monlton, president Brookings Institution. » « • Just us our outfit hit the beach with the first wave at Salpan, one of the men spotted a chicken and started after il with mortar and artillery sheik dropping nil around him. Our squad leader yelled for him to go after the Japanese and "lo hell with (lie hen." Tlmt night, he ate K- ratioiiE, with thn rest O r us.—Marine Cpl. Walter Zackowskl of Dickson city, Pa. -^' • tf*i*^A. *A, .-, • S1D1 GLANCES // ^^^f'/^f^PA Wotta Life! "Since lie's'retired he's always worrying nboiit some-fi; 'iyj—for n white, it \vas Ilic invasion, nnd now_hc's ~Kfefollowing three dill'ereiil serials!" ' •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William ' Ferguson. WASHINGTON HAS TWO GREAT IN THE VERV HEARf OK THE CITY. | THE PARALLEL FOSMt.VS MUCH OF THE U.S.-CANADIAN BORDER IS THE POPULARLY CALLED WHITE ANTS, ARE NOT EVEN CLOSELY RELATED TOAHT5, AMD THE WINSED ONES ARE /vor ANSWER: The forty-ninth. NEXT: When homing pigeons ball out. In Hollywood BY KKS1UNE JOHNSON Nl-'A Slnff Correspondent V-D.iy in Europe will be a jjrent :lay in Hollywood, too. No, we're not going to estimate now many champagne corks will pop :hnl night or how many tons of Headache tablet,s will be consumed on V-Day plus 1. Uut with Washington planning on fradual .Army do-mobilization and large-scale production ot civilian goods—even if the Tokyo kid still has to be knocked out^-life will be a lot easier tor the moviemakers. Return to near normalcy will mean that movie heroes won't have to explain in the first reel why they are 4-P. Honcymooncrs will be able t^ drive away from the church faster llian 35 miles an hour. Steaks will bo back on banquet tables. Chorus girls won't have to stick cairiboard Inner soles in battered dancing shoes, and the legs of Marlone Dietrich, flecly Laimirr and Betty arable will be put back in bluck silk stockings. Hollywood's stars in service stripes will start filtering back lo the movie lots. The Jimmy Stew- Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J. R.Williams GREW CAESAR, MfcO I'M, POSVTl\!& 1 SECRETED MV *l OOO IN! THIS BLASTED \\OOSEHeA,i>.'-<~ SliT "L OPENED THE SPWIS 3UST WOvJJ TO BUY A CIGAR AMD IT'S EMPTY/ SPUTT-TT/ VA5 RESEMBLE trie WVTH OUR. WNR-- TRIG&ER MEMORIES ARE YOU AftKlMG ThtKT QUESTION LIK.E A. ORATOR.OR DO YOU REKU-Y VoMSr NVS TO HNJL OFF AND GN6 YOO WE R066EO OlO VOO 1 LIKE THE WAY THE INDIANS DID WHEM THEY HELD A POWWOW OR PEACE AFTER. A SPEAKER GOT THRU S!Q OWE fPOKE FOR QUITE A SPELL, TO GIVE HM A CHAWCE WHV. YOU WOULDvJT GIT TO FIRST BASE WITH ~nw KIND OF FOLITEMESS TODAY -- MO, SIR--YOU N TO START TALK1N' BEFORE TK SPEAKER'S THRU-SO'S NOBODY' LL KNOW WHAT I HE MEANS, / LET ALOME \ THIMK ABOUT IT.' THAI'S WHY THEY DlDM'T. IMnch-IIi'. Baker EVANSVILI.E, Ind. (UP)—Fount Voehler is all set to revise the say- ig, "just like mother used to nke." When Mrs. vvoehlcr, who as 111, wanted to bake some cook- is for convalescent soldiers at •ami) Breckinridgc, Ky., her 15- ear-old husband pitched in and irncd out nine dozen oatmeal cook'S. Hearing, as n rule, is more acute r ith the right ear than with the Shoes are cosily— have them renewed where exacting care combined with superlative workman- thelr being properly hip insure epalrtd. Every style of repair ts made here -RIGHTl QU a LIT Y S HO.€" SHQk IZI W. MH1N ST. Dr. J. L. Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main avis, the Tyrone Powers and llu Robert Montgomery.? will return tc the screen. VN ETIQUETTE I'UOill.KM The home-coming has ahead; started: Clark G:\ble is back 01 M-G-M's payroll. John Payne, Rich nrd Greene and director Fran] Lloyd are homeward bound. All of which brings up the pro!) lem of how Hollywood will ad dress these gentlemen. Will we hav to call Jimmy Stewart "Colonel, just plain Jimmy? Will it b Licul.-Comrtr. Robert Montgotncr I3ob? Ami how about their scree billing? Will M-G-M present "Co Jimmy Stewart in 'Love Is Dream'"? 'It would look nice on billboard But how would ,the movie fa react, (o "iM-G-M presents Pvl. Si antl-So in 'Tonight or Never' "? Ho lywood's class consciousness will) make tills quite a problem. The end of Hitler also will bring many a script of! the shelf which couldn't be uul on celluloid because of the war. M-G-M. for e.vamlpe. lins three. "They We're Expendable." story of General MncArthur's P-T boats, has been held up all this time because the studio's cameras couldn't go to sea. "Taps for Private Tussle," a best-selling novel about relatives righting over Tussle's $10,000 Insur- nnco policy, will not be filmed until the war Is over. At Paramount, no "shocking changes" are scheduled for the end of the war. COMEUACK FOR MUSICALS Studio executives agree that fllmu- slcals will replace war stories immediately following the iicacc, nnri then in a year or {\vo the really great war stories will be filmed. "The Big Parade," "Farewell to Arms" and "All Quiet on the Western Front" followed World War I by several years. Universal, incidentally, is planning a modern version of "Al! Quiet." One smart gentleman \ve know hopes to make a small fortune in Hollywood on V-Day night. He has cornered all the noise-making gadgets In southern California and hired n battalion of sidewalk salesmen, They're standing ready as soon as the flash comes. Night club owners also expect to clean up. Their cellars are full of champagne decorated with red, white nnd blue streamers. SOTB 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S D r a t Start 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 & NitS OSTEOPATH/C PWVS/C/ANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER; OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-I2:OQ and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 614 Main Blythertlle, Ark. Phone 2121 Buy Youf 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 itMd oounet mm wwt Mi T11R STOHI'l mill Sue IlfrKIfy linvc hcfii rnfrrlildllnK \Vnll Hllynril unit M* fuinlly, nPW- <-,.HIIT.H to Slnli.n, ill dinner. lin.H klKMyn \Viilt fur a l«Ti}r time liut littfln't »ci-n MiirKnrcl llllj-.-ml In 20 j-rnra. lln J» (lniii,Icr?*trtick nl the chunKP* In the "nre Ijenult- fnl itirl. Sho 1K fnt nnd nvur- ilrrsi.cil iinrt Hl-rms to (nko n dc- ll^hi in ntnklnp: i>tlier prople fuel ill n( rnsc. Kvcrj'inii; hn* a mls- rrnMt* cvcnlnjr except ynunir Tcim llecklry, home nil leave, nnd Jennifer HUynrd, wlin lire delighted 1n hnvc OUeitvereHl ench other. Sue :iml !.rn nre rellrvnl -*Then their KiiexlH llnnll)* ili'jinrl. TTirr "iinHt- morlem" the 1'nrty Jind I,en .spee.u- Inle.t nn till' iiuhiililllt)- ot lenn! rfilresi for one pnrtiier to a mnr- riace \vhen the oilier nnrtner dne.Mi'l live tin 1n the cuntrnct. * * * VI T-TOITRS later Sue was wakened from her liglit nnd fretful sleep by Tom's fumbling at the door and tiptoeing upslairs to his room. Sue longed to go to him and talk to him for hours; but she knew that ho would be drugged with sleep and the fatigue of romance. And in the morning she kept the house quiet, realizing ithat there was no gift more prc- . cious to a soldier than a morning i without reveille. Tom woke and had his breakfast while she ha< her luncheon, and would not talk •if the war, but only of Jennifer— Viis future war, Sue thought, remembering Margaret. And downtown ill his office Lei was thinking about Margaret, too ' though he was in conference with William, a member of tin ^ firm's legal department, over tin ' desperate business of rcnegotial ' iug the firm's contracts with tlv I government after the war wa | over. Abruptly Lcn brought n i the matter that was haunting him : "Speaking of terminating con ] tracts, Bill, I know yon are on J of those criminals called corpora I lion lawyers, but cio you eve i handle breach bf promise cases? I Dunbar nodded: "I tried on j or two when I was young nnd rles i pcrale for clients. But it's un ' -savory "business/ and going out o NBA Service, Inc. ylc. Why do you ask? Have ou been making impossible remises lo some trusting ga- elle? Doesn't she know you're Ircady married?" "I'm speaking for a friend." "That's the. way they usually pen the subject." "I'm not involved, I tell you. Vhat I mean is^could a man sue is own wife for breach of prom- se?" "Breach of what promise?" "The promise she made as a ride," "If she agreed to transfer prop- rty or money—" "It's nothing like that. "Arc you talking about a di- 'Orcc?" "No! Couldn't n man sue his vife with the idea of making her ulfill her agreement?" "I never heard of such a case, las your wile—" 'Don't be an idiot! Sue's the mest wife a man ever had. Can'l man ask' an academic ques- ion!" "Yes, and he can get an academic answer. The question is lonsense, and the answer is No!' * * * " r PHEN ther'ought to make a • law about it. Divorces arc laining on marriages at a terrific •ate. What causes most of the mhappy marriages isn't even mentioned in the hooks. Las light I was dining with an old friend—I won't tell you hi name—" "You needn't. Walt Hilyari mentioned this morning that Iv had dinner with you. Itas hi wife been guilty ot breach o promise?" : 'I feel like a dog for havin let it slip; but you're as fond o Walt as I am. lie deserves hap piness if ever a man did. Bu he 'spends half his life in a slo hell. . "Now lake a business partner ship, or nn ordinary contract. 1 the other party doesn't live xi to the agreement, you ciissolv the partnership or sue for dam ages," '"' — ~)UNBAR laughed dryly: "Arc ' you proposing that a man [ iculd sue his wife lor damages > ccausc she—well, deprecialcs in • < alue, with the wear and tear of' i dinary usage?" "But a mnn ami wife oughtn't, depreciate with the years. They ' lange, yes. But their life ought ripen and sweeten. We faeak ; a married couple as one.. KTell,; ey ought to get more ana nlore ne the longer they live. Hap7/i- ess and sympathy and mutual',' ndcrsianding are—don't you ' wyers say, they're the essence ' f the contract? Marriage is the acredcst contract there is. "I'm talking as if I were crazy ith the heat, but married life' ught to he one long ecstasy. And can he, if both parlies keep liie onlract. Walt doesn't want a di- orce. He doesn't want to dump largaret on Ihc world. But he ught lo ho able to force her to eep her promises, implied as wcil s sworn at the altar." Dunbar smiled unhappily: "And ! she won't, you suggest that he o lo law to enforce the contract, r sue her for damages? How | .'fluid you assess such damages?" "That's your business. You're n the law, make one. Don't you avc tilings you call loss of goo<l .'ill nnd loss of efficiency, in- ense mental pain and suffering, ind all that sort of thing? All , 'in thinking of is saving Walt rom a ruined life." "I wish I could help youOiand lim. 1 haven't met his ]adv a J\)iit ve noticed that he's not so \.\1$ci ul since she's moved to town with lim." "Coming liere used to be an escape for Wall. Now his wife has akcn up the slack in his chain. ;t's a terrible thing for a man to lave no home to go home to. It must be worse to find in it nothins; the living skeleton ot nn old love." « Dunbar nodded glumly: "There ' are a lot of wives, too, who won- ' ' dcr what's become ot the romantic young men who used to bring them flowers and .golden prom-c iscs." £ "Got}, yes! ,t works both ways \ That's why I say, there ought to be a Jaw." They had lo leave It at that, i" .(To Be Continued) * -

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