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f AGE BLYTHEVILLfi' (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY^ SEPTKMHRR 23, 194-1 SLYTH$tlLL£ COURIER NEWS fHt CbURIEK NEWS OO. , H, ,W, HAINE§, Publisher ', . SAfcTOSL F, ^ORRIS. Editor _ ( jJAMBS^A, BATONS, Advertising M»Mg«r Sole Nadorial AcUertlstag Repr'efcervUtlves: WalUfoe W|tmet Co, New York, Chicago, be- tfclt. Aflarrti, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office afc Blythe\llle, Arkahsas, under act oJ Com grew, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press ' SUBSCIUPTION RATES By carrier in the city ol BljfbevUle, 2tJc fcr week, or 85o per month. By mall/within a radius of ,40 miles/ $4.60 jier year, $2.0fl for six months, $1.00 for three rho'hlhs; by mail outside GO mile zone $10,00 per year payable in advance. Prospects in the Pacific There is no D-Dny mystery surrounding our current campaign in the Pacific. TKe consolidated forces of General JiacArlhur and Admiral Halsey are ads'aneing step by step, almost calling their shots, toward the Philippines, the ' greatest Pacific prize short of Japan itself. Liberation of the Philippines will be a terrific blow to Japan in loss of slra- getic position, supply and prestige. And our gains will be correspondingly great. We shall have two barrels nointe'd at the heart of Japan. Manila is less than 1900 miles from Tokyo, well within the announced range of the B-29 super- bomber. It is within 700 miles of the China coast. Japan is clearly facing her doom, but that ctobin does not seem imminent. Most Allied mililirfy leaders foresee a long and difficult fight, even when the great force of American and Britain can be concentrated on the Pacific war. For China's strength is waning as ours grows in the island campaigns. The Chinese army is still brave, but increasingly weary. It is still wfetfche'd- ly armed and supplied. And there is little we can do about it at live moment. Until we can, 'and that day now seems distant, Japan will probably continue to tighten her grip on China, no matter how badly she fares elsewhere. Some military minds admit tlie.possi- bility of Japan's continuing the war for some time eveii with the homeland )ost, if,.she can retain Manchuria and her Chinese territories. ' . ,. < : $ Most of HheseJ military minds'' now •• appear to believe that there is no bypassing the great land.campaign in China to'.drive eyeVy Jap out of the occupied territory. So we shall need speed as well • as power, before Japan's grip on the continent becomes too paralysing. Yet General MacArthur, who probably Knows as well as anyone, has a new and encouraging view. He says that • . Japan is already doomed by the deterioration of her high command and officer material, and by the possible public reaction to it. This is important, for it may give us new propaganda weapons for an attack which up to now has been extremely difficult because of Japan's culture and national psychology. "When public opinion realizes (hat its generals and admirals have failed," says General JIacAiihur, "the revulsion in Japanese though will be terrific. Therein lies the basis for ultimate hope that the Japanese citizen will cease his almost idolatrous worship of the military and -readjust lus thoughts along more rational lines." Therein may also lie the strongest hope for a speedy victory. Lethargy Henry Gorrell if the United Press, now with our forces in Germany, describes his surprise at coming through the first dny.s in enemy home territory without being killed or wounded }jy t'lierrilks. His feeling- is natural, but his fjood foftime is scarcely sm'|!>risii'ig. The German civilian who com- placeiilly smfendei'-ed his liberty to the Nazi Party isn't likely (o rise up angrily in the Niiis' defense. He, the middle- aged German beyond military ago, happily allowed himself to be hypnotized by Ilitlec's oratory, even though later the Gestapo had to- be dispatched to keep him in his trance. Now, as one burgher told Mr. Gor- I'ell, the Go.slnpo is gone and the Ger- mnlis aren't afraid. They're glad the war is almost over. They want pence and quiet. Stares, silence and lethargy have have greeted most American troops in Germany Dins far. Lethargy will probably remain after the fighting is over, H is the lethargy of a people who love to be led, and who accepted Hitler as the alternative to Hie bothersome chore of governing themselves. It is a lethargy that will bo something to contend with in rebuilding Germany under a rational form of domestic government. Shaven and Shorn The Nazi government has ordered all ablebodied male barbers and hairdressers to the front 'and has turned over domestic shaves and haircuts to women. The Nazis have reason to believe, from recent happenings in France, that several battalions of Dclilahs must have been snipping away at the locks of the once-mighty Wehnnacht. Tis the Night Before Christmas v---*> *- •*-v-*j^»«%<»-,,rtA'/J - -y SID1 GLANCES Reproduction in this eoltnnh ot editorials Cram other oewJittPU* *>«* n»* necessarily erjdorBfment but ti »n (mknowledpnuit ol to- tcrett In ibt (object* A Ftiiiit Breeze In Boston A dispatch from Boston says that a "revolt Is brewing" nsahrst the "illiterate censorship" which has given New England o! recent years "an artistic -black eye." We may hope so, but we shall wall and see, retaining a modest nniounl of skepticism. The, 1 lalesC mUrage aBdinst common sciisc cnme when the Boston Board of Censors, headed by r, woman, ruled that the fine okl nnislc-hnll mcloilrnma, "The Drunkard," could not be shown in n nlglit club because the title ilself might, encourage people to drink too much. The night club changed the title and put on the show without Interference. Moreover, recently in Boston Knthenne Dun- hnm's excellent troupe of dancers were forced to put on tights mid to change some of their tableaux. While all of this was happening (nnd It is odd ho'w often this is the case in cities where censorship Is rampant) the burlesque shows, according to the Boston dispatch, "wallowed in filth." Tlic Boston commentator snys that the 'censorship dldos do not really reflect the sentiment of the community, but ore the result of "politics gone sour," whatever fhnt means. Lei he promised revolt come, and after it another flowering of New England. We shnll believe it when we see it. —NEW YOKK HERALD TRIBUNE. )"1 can't decide whether he really thinks I'm as beautiful • amljiccpmplished as he says in his letters• orjwhethet ~ : 7^ti \hc's trying to impress the censor!'/ "S*tSi'!i 7 ^' •THIS CURIOUS WORLD ' Ferguson., OM THE PLANET TELESCOPES SHOW A 6R.EAT NETWORK. OF STRAIGHT LINES CRISSCROSSING THE SURFACE/ THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN LIFE ON /WARS .TAY THE. INHABITANTS HAVE DUfeeREAT IRRIGATION CANALS TO CARRY WATffi. FROM THE MELTING POLAR ICE Ct&S, THE PLANETS ONLY 5OUSCE OF WATER. IF HERONS LIVE IN A HERONRY, WHAT LIVES IN AN APIARY &ROW LARGER ANSWER:. Bees are kept in anjrpinvy. NEXT: .Is fur liair? In Hollywood [Ureclecl her 35 years,ago. • * • Character actor Martin Koslcck, who was a Max Reihharcil student in Europe, is writing the life story of the great professor. Arthur Napier, tile actor -who plays a symphony conductor in the 20th Century-Fox film "Handover Square," went to see Sir Thoinns Hecchiini direct the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra. Asked hy director John Brahm what he had learned, Napier said: "If I attempted one-half the gymnastics Sir Thomas goes through you would put me In a slraitjackct." Rtad Courier wuit Adi. AHACIDE JOHNSON GRASS Sept. and Oct. nre considered best months for poisoning. E.G. ROBINSON CO. BlythevHie, Art. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may be ruining your property. Call me f<x check-up without coat or obligation. EAtB, MICE AND ROACH CONTHOL GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSHiP ?\ nt E. Kentvckjf rhSa'i ZSM I J. LOUIS CHERRY NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. BlythCTtlle, Ark. Fall and \Vintcr TUNE-UP -SAVE gasoline . . . SAVE Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Service 121 W. Ash Phone 2123 •SO THEY SAT Now that the Go.slapo has gone, we fcnr no one. You Americans have uot taken away our food ntirt you have respected our homes. We are glad you arc here and that the \var Is nearly over.—Ocrmnn resident of Rolgen. • • • Now one thing makes me positively sick- that L" about the tinall l)iisii\ess man getting coddled. All the little business man asks is t\ fair chance so he can work freely nnd not be diseriminaled ngaliist.—Maury Maverick, chair- mnii Smaller War Plain.'; Group. BY KKSKINE JOHNSON | NEA Stuff Correspondent EXCLUSIVELY YOURS: Jon Hull's nose will be pcrninncnlly icturcd as a grim reminder of Hollywood's battle of the balcony. The plastic surgery, jwrformed on a hose which previously had under-' gone plastic surgery, is not inking properly. Don't ue surprised if Navy Capt. Gene Markey nnrt Myrnn Loy coui- binc Christmas bells with wedding bells. H's nlct hal (hi\l a laily can change hpr mind, so we wcron'l surprise)! to liriir Unit Alice !~;iye will be returning to the. screen in the Musical veiwion of "Stale Tuir." She's llic lillle Imiy, you limy re- irjeiiil'Cr, who swore slie would never apiirar tin the screen again except in straight dramatic roles. Sophie Tucker, iu her GO'S, is taking golf lessons from comic Jack Dnrant Pat O'Brien suggests: "Before you Safe 50^6 Oil TRUSSES Steel and Elistk STEWART'S D r n f S t • r • Main i Lake Phone 2821 gal nowadays her stockings wrinkled, ue sure she wears Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way By J.R.Williams ONi DEE. FIT-TEL UWD -L M VOT'S ^ROI^G A-CCbUPAKiV VOO >a MITT D5R. ONOER. PlP\Vi6.'-^~Y\ CR<VZ.Y DER. VM.se OP DSR If) PIAKVD FIRePLlESISS SO/HAMMERS SIMPLE E\!EW k >&/ f«\f\KlWG J(X^>SA.y. .COOLD \ / GUCH FONKiV It WITT HIS :B SWOT SEPORE \M& GOT THNT DUIAB \ WJZ.-P ^ USTEKi CA,RUO^.D OP PlfiS ^RR1^!|^S& TTrte WOPE--OM SECOKJD \ THOUGHT THIS VsO.M'T GIT hie WO RA.1SE PER TAKlW CARE O' ' TH' KIDS--IT SHOWS WHUT A i HAVE TO oo THRO. BUT THEY'LL ^I'ELL THW I'M LEARMIM' 'EM TO BE VULGAR \ I AM' CUT-WROATS.' \\\ MOPE, 1OOT TO < \\^ THIMKA. SOMPlS! ) Josephine Dillion, ex-wife of Clark Gable ami (he one responsible for liis caiyer, has a ncu" dis- covery—Cliarlcs Carroll. He's due for a build-nil at mie of (Jie major lo'f-!. SKEI.ErON TX TI1F. SHADE Note from a certain Pvt. Red Skellon: "It's really ueautiful here at. Garni) Roberts. We call our camp 'The Forest' because we have one tree three feet tali and it has 53 leaves on it. I counted them. And when you put 300 men under a tree that size, it's almost like sitting in the SHU." • • • Alter renting Hcdy Lamarr's liouse, Xnvicr Cugnt commented: "I hope she forgets some day that she's moved." » » • After Dark: Hnlicrj Walker ami Judy Garland ilancin^ cheek lo check al the Billmorc llo\vl. Within the nest few days your' Hollywood reporter b taking a vacation. We're so tired we can hardly keep our ears open. While we're a«ny. the column will be in the hands of such famous Hollywood- itcs as Moss Hart, Eddie Cantor, Joan Davis. Danny Kaye, Lester Cowan. Loretta Young, Sonny Tufts, Alfred Hitchcock. Gypsy Rose Lee, Al Jolson. Monty Woolley. Paulette Goddarrt, Harry James and Kenneth Thompson, chairman of Ihe Hollywood Victory Committee. • • » Jfnrly Lewis, the Paramount radio director, and Dorothy Van Nuys. one of the mbst beautiful of the Zlegfcld Follies girls have discovered each other. • • » Overheard by Lloyd Uncon: "She certainly puls on tlie clog-—and rtorsn'l she wish It were silver fox." • • v After years of knocking off bad men In those wild westerns. Hollywood has found a new switch—a member of the fair sex gels killed In a gun duel. It hapiisns in Metro's "Gentle Annie." As the accomplice-mother of a pair of bandit sons, Marjorio Main dies following a gun battle with Sheriff Barton MacLanc. • • « The Canadian Film weekly re ports this double bill: "40,000 Horse men—They All Kissed the Bride." REUNION AT PARAMOUNr Director Haoul Walsh and Ml Han GIsh playel a reunion sce'nc Ihe other day at Paiamounl. He DRS. NIES & NltS OSflOPATHiC PWySlCMNS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER; OFFICE HOURS: 6:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Ma'i« BIy{h*THle, ArK. PHoM Z9Z1 Buy Your Winter Supply 6i WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS* SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark; Phone 2911 Copyright, 10H, NBA Service, Ire. XII gEElNG that Walt's spirit of adventure had died n-borning, Mrs. Drummond lost interest in him. She had none to lose in his wife. As soon as she could break free, she set out for the pool. Walt lumg back, waiting for Margaret's abuse. Instead, she stared at him as if she were aghast with fear. "Go oh," she muttered. "Go on, take your swim." "I'd ralher be willi you, honey. I'll get back into my other clothes. You wait for inc." "Go on and have your swim, I tell you!" She seemed to scream it in a whisper. But lie insisted: "Wail fnr inc." He hurried back lo the locker room, undressed, and redressed as fast as he could. When he returned lie could not find her anywhere. He saw Mrs. Drummond climb out of Ihe pool and stand on the ledge. In her glistening wet hathing suit slie looked from a distance to be a masterpiece of naked sculpture. Jennifer came to him running and more than ever like the Margaret he had known in the days when they had gone swimming together. Jennifer was panting with terror: "What's happened to mother? "t can't find her." "I saw you \vilh her and Mrs Drummond on Hie steps. Thci you left her and she stood there till a taxicab brought somebody to the club. Then she got in i anc! it drove away. She acted as it she were trying lo keep from— from crying." "Where could stie have gone, in God's name!" "Home, of course. Where else?' He hurrieci to his ear and drov ,as fast as he dared. When h .reached the house he braced him jself for the blare of the radio. Th ; place was silent ns a tomb. Mar garet was not to be seen. He ra upstairs, his hcnrt bursting wit' • the dread that she had done some i thing desperate. • v >.v...;;> -TE found her in her room, in front of her tall mirror! She •as striking altitudes, and com- iring herself with what was ap- arently a photograph in her hand! He was about to turn away in iSEtust with himself and her when ic caught sight of him in the Joking glass. She whirled, called 's name in a strange voice- out f the old time. "Waller! Walter!" Her eyes were pools of tears. he flung her arms about him ns she were drowning, and hid her ace from him by holding him lose—as close as she could nowa- "ays. And she poured out her eart in a panic of fear,that made icr young again as only fear can. "Tin's afternoon when I was landing there on one side of you, nd th.it woman—that beautiful Mrs. Drummond—was on the other ide of you, it was like I'd been truck by lightning. She's had liree children and she looks like he might be one of mine. She v;is so trim and smart and carried lersclf so well nnd knew what to ay^ and—oh, I understand why -he's taken you away from me." She smothered his answer with icr fat arm about his neck and icross lu's mouth. "I'm not blaming you. I wonder you've stood me as long vou have. I haven't been the wife I promised to be. It's too late to ;el back; but I'm going to try to ?et back to myself. It will take a long time; but I'm going to starve my body arid feed my miiid. Yoi lake your Mrs. Drummond anc 1 forget me. I'll go away somewhere where I won't be a dead weigh on you. "That Mrs. Drummond gave me such a scare I came home to se just what I really looked like. In the mirror I saw myself just novs as what I am. "I remombereo. that photograp' you've always kept nnd what wrote on if, 'To My Beloved, frmr his faithful wife,'.' But I haveh' been laitntul; What happened to what I was, Walt'? Where did T go? I feel as if I had been asleep for years, anrl just woke up. No wonder you stopper! loving me". Poor Walter! Poor me!" * * * TTNBELIEVING, he held her away so that he could look int6 her eyes. She was so ashamed of her face, all blubbered .•{'svMj. briny, that she tried lo hide {» again. But he found in her terror and her helplessness something that he had looked for long in vain. In his heart the old love welled up again. He was pleading with her now: "I haven't slopped loving you, oney. Mrs. Drummond's pretty; ic's smart. What of it? Sn are millions of others. But you're line, and I'm yours, and we're urs, now and forever, one and iri- eparable." She laughed hysterically. "That ist was by Noah Webster, wasn't Or was it in the Constitution? }li, dear, I used to read and study nd talk to you. Do you suppose; — O!i, Walter, Walter, help met Vnit for me. Find irie some pririi- rs about What EvcTy Old Wife Ought to Know. Do you suppose could some day go round the inks again with you? And—and -oh, my beloved!" Suddenly the whole world was new place. His bride was strug- lling to throw off the spell tbc ild witch of time had cast Kpon her. She was already return!, o him to redeem her life and >\vn. Promises that are broken may be redeemed, and hearts that are broken can grow togelhcr again. Margaret had thought she was scared to death. But shti had ocen scared back 10 life. Before long she was smiling again and that was better than laughing, saying: A little later she was We owe the Beckleys a dinner. I'm afraid they got the impression that we didn't love each other. I'd like to have them over some night soon and show them that they don't know what marriage really, means." .. .-;:-;•«&* Tire END -

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