The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 26, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 26, 1944
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PAGE.FOUB BLYTHEVIIiLE i(ARK.>) COURIER* NEWS TUESDAY, SEPIKM15KU 20, 19-M THE BLYTHEVILLE .COURIER NEWS :• THS COURIER NEWS CX>. H. W. HAINES, Publisher ', SAMUEL ?. MORRIS, Editor JAMBS A. GATENS, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Oo, New York, Chicago, D«- teclt, ^Atlanta, Memphis. .'. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- oifice at BlythevUle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. .Served by the United Press ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier Jh the city of Blythevllle, 20e per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, »4.0Q per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 80 mile zone »10.00 per yew payable In .advance. Be There Early . 0 SiiQnsors of the fifth annual World's Ch'anipion Cotton Picking Contest want a'.iecoid crowd of spectators on hand tomorrow morning when the contest begins.- One.reason is that a big turnout jvill inspire the pickers, help make it a good show and will assure the sponsors that local people appreciate their efforts and want'the contest to continue in the future. i Another good reason is that news• t< ^.l men will be on hand to shoot scenes 1 r)l the startlf there is a big crowd of ^pectatoi s the scenes that will be flashed in movie theaters all over the country will help convince the public elsewhere thai this is truly an interesting and colorful event/ It.will help adver- ^ise the .only contest of its kind in the ' world and will icflect credit on the town i in which it was ouginated. '.vijayor Jackson-..has..proclaimed a '» partial holiday during hours of the con- v te^t and has urged that local business concerns close in time for their em- pl<5yees to witness the contest from start to finish. ' '' ' '< Most impoi titnt is that the spectators be'on hand before. 10..o'clock so that they may see the Dicker's, at the head of <their rows, and witness the starting as'ithe newsreel camerameii begin their task. 'Those vhu go. early also will have thi aQyahtaVu of "free admission, since th$ fftirgi ounfls will be open without ch|nge"f during the morning, but spcc- ta|ors who go in the afternoon must pay an admission charge. Mr. Lewis sent around some of. shis . strong-knuckled boys to break it up. They did^ This apparently was just to remind the Edmundson boys that it was they" who were' expendable and Mr. Lewis who was still indispensable. Later, in a more orthodox'.session, Mr. Lewis maden speech. He came, right out and told the delegates that Mr. Roosevelt, Mr. Hillman and Mr. Urow- der had "hired a man to come down here and dethrone the old man." King John doesn't dethrone easy. Soon afterward the convention, in the person of Mr. Lewis, ruled that "said Edmundson" was'-not a member in good standing, could not be scaled ati a delegate, and thus of course could not possibly run for president. The convention, in the person of Mr. Lewis, also saw to it that his term of Office and that of other international officers was changed from two years to four. Also there was a little matter of holding conventions every four years now instead of two. This will help keep tlje boys from getting any restless ideas of changing horses every 20 or 30 years. And so it went. Resolutions and business droned along, usually without discussion. One delegate complained that he and his fellows couldn't follow the committee reports because they were read by number, lind suggested some other procedure. That was impossible, Mr. Lewis told him, because "those aren't the rules of the convention.'/ No 'doubt about it, democracy, inaction is ir wonderful and inspiring Ihmg. And we'll bet some pf the boys in the UMW miss it. JIDBGUNCEJ | _ T , •' •••» . -<R ' ' ••• ' . • fOji-jio Humpty.Dumpty's Lost Stand r#^"lPB5 /W^ : ^ ,-> :/ "S"^"'" :v ^r' .^''4$%$ M \ ^^•^•- - ^^^^r * riic funniest tinny about those comics is Ihe scnons- ' ness witli which iillle Bill reads them!" i Reception Committee Impulsive Adolf! He couldn't wait for the Allies to call on him at Uerchtesgadciv He had io'take command of his armies and rush forth to meet-them. • THIS CURIOUS WORLD , «•£ Ferguson The Indispensable Mr. 11 ^ $By subtle remarks dropped here imd there, John L. Lewis hns indicated that he feels scant enthusiasm for , President Roosevelt's re-election. He has even hinted guardedly that he considers the present administration's attitiAle towaul th^e United Mine Work- era downusjtit. unfriendly. • But Mi. Lewis hasn't attacked Mr. Roosevelt from the "indispensable man" angle.'.No sir, not he. Mr. Lewis may be! said to have created the indispensable man—in his own image. He has ' been indispensable to the UMW for 24 years, man and boy. And'during that time he has developed a magnificent technique for slapping down anyone who suggests, that he isn't. ' ( "One Ray Edmundson," as Mr. Lejivis called him, was so bold as lo challenge this indispensibality at the UMW's biennial convention in Cincin- nati'In fact, he was doubly audacious. • Not *o)\ly did he want lo run for Mr. Lewis's office, but he also favored some t |elical idea called autonomy. This v> ij ild allow members in 21 of the union's 31 districts to choose their own officers, a pi ivilcgc which Mr. Lewis in - his wisdom has long denied them. ' i Mr. Edmundson called a caucus of • his follouets parly in the convention. »SOTHCYSAT . The future ol science In this country will be determined by our basic educational' policy.— Dr. James B. Contmt, president Harvard U. » • • Take out your wounded I We will stop shllir inas'-.'irinchliic'.Eiiimcr ,U>; trapped American Ing, long'ciiovigh loir you to"take them; out.—Oer- yroup on Moselle River front. ) , . •• v- • Regardless ot whnt happens In Europe, the hardest battles ot the war against Japan remain to be Joined.—U.acn. Alexander A. Vandergrift, Marine Corps commandant. • . • • • Bickering over postwar rights should not be • permitted to delay, the armistice or sully the victory. Let's finish': Hits terrible business ns' a great learn.—General Marhall. . • * * We arc getting n better response In Industrial communities than we • anticipated. That, Is one of the significant' changes of the campaign.— ' Herbert. .Browncl!-; Jr., chulrmnn Republican Nn- tional Commllcc. . . . • • - • • Hell's tells, they run like, any other Jerry when you get them started.—S-Sgt. Leonard Ojjrcn of HnrUord. Conn., nftcr sel-to with German officer cndels In Holland. » • • German artillery Is shelling German villages even before Ihc Inhabitants have left. In many places German civilians are crowding into the slit trenches beside the Americans.—British radio. • • * When the Krauts quit, they will quit—and not a mlmitc before. That Is something all of us should understand, lierc nnd back home.—Army newspaper Stars and Stripes. * » v We must build a structure of peace which our people nnd all people will support, not merely this year or the next tour years, but for 25. 50. and many more years to come.—Thomas E. Dcwey. SOT ITS NAME BY A DOUBLE MISTAKE ON THE WHITE MAN'S PART/ THE INDIAN NAMETA-KO-BED DID NOT REFER SPECIFICALLYTO MOUNT RAINIER:, AS WAS THOUSHl", BUT TO Arh'SNOWY MOUNTAIN IN SI&HT ... ANDtTHE WHITES MfSPRO- COPR. 1M4 BY N^A SERVICE. ISC., ' ARE FROM ONE TO FOURTEEN PERCENT ••••WATER/ T. M. RED. U. S. PAT. OFF. ANSWER; Promontory, Utah. NEXT: The minority race. PRESCRIPTIONS fTMhesl Stork (iui ran teed B«et Frte*» Kirby Drag Stores Dr. J. L. Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main DRS. NIES & NIES OSTFOPATH/C PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY CANCER; OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 CUnlc 614 Mini Blytherilie, Ark. I'homs Z»Z1 GERMANY WILL JKY IT AGAIN h- By Sigr'ld SchllitZ carnal... IJMI. i,s- st^m .sVhui.T.: m,'(rti>i.r.-.i n>- M:.> s t r»in-. ""-\^__ In Hollywood I>Y KUSKINF. JOHNSON isn't alone. The complaint is unl- NKA SlarT Correspondent I versal. Dancers want to act, dra- Sometimes we get a little weary malic slnrs want to sing, glamor listening to the wails of people In girls want to play old. hags and Hollywood about being typed. In' villains .want to be romantics, fact, those Inh-tlc-dnh t'lamor girls THIS GUV'S DIFFEKKNT who gush nlwut playing "Camllle" anil tliosc nervous comics who buttonhole you on Ihe sidewalk to tell you nlMUl u test they made as bloody Jack the Ripper give us a pain in the neck. Why can't they \K happy with their thousand dollars nnd up a week and leave us alone? If there were uo movies, they probably would be repairing loose manhole covers. The other day we were lnlkinj; lo Laird Cregar, wiio has Ijccomc typed with homicidal innninc roles. He was moaning: "I hale Hollywood. I'm typed in morbid, morose roles. I'm unhappy I want to be funny—ami they cast me as a killer. 1 never want to sec Hollywood apain when I complete my contract." Laird is a very fine actor am Snmo day we talked to Crcgnr we lad lunch with Arthur Lake. Discovering Arthur in this glamorous jool of tears they call Hollywood is re ficshlng. For 20 years Arthur hns been typed as the No. 1 celluloid dope. And he's happy about H. • "When T'tn not playing dopes," he says, "1 don't work. My agent talked me into playing a straight character once. count brother. call me the villain. It was awful. I went back to my agent and said, 'Please — from now on I want to be a dope.'" Arthur Lake — who is 38 but looks 25— started playing characters short on bruin cells in the "sweet 16" comedies back in 1924. When the film cycle changed he was played a no-ac- I guess you could Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way fijM/vouR" would never have to repair loose j out of .work. The "Harold Teen' manhole covers. In his case.' we I comedies revived Ms career n few rtou't blame him for being hitler, years later. He was out of work Itc deserves belter things. But he agnl" vvlien »' e >' were discontinued. Then along came Dagwood and Arthur Lake was in again. "The only lime I cat regularly is when I'm playing dopes," Arthur By J. R. Williams WHV TH' HECK /'OH, ALLTW' JTTLE \ DO VOU CARCV \ \ KIDS OM T H TMW OOD E^^PTY I / PE SPECTACLE CASE \1 STOP ^^J CEAD TM WITH VOU WHEM \\ COMICS T O EM UEK'bE ACCEPT 8\LL TOPAX 6EHOLE OlS AR006ES A*4 IOEk-"~V4W fJlOT SECLUDE iics T o tM '-• •• '; •[•iJiiMj. l. Ji& SHOW /_ '*"• -..i",±ZZE~ ;M I\E ^osr ( ^M»^ MV SPECS.' /•-._£< "• " " CiWE CMCW -~- 6O I'LL HftB THE BUSTED ItATO KES DEfXL 'EfATO WER , 'DEVOTED o us AS snys. ;: 5" why should I yell about being typed. I'm grateful lo Hollywood. Where else could I make as much money ns I do?" Lake just completed another dopey role opposite Dale Evans in the tilmusienl "Next Comes love." It's typical type casting. The girl Ikes lie-men'nnd Lake gets lalkcd nto Impersonating a wrestler known is "The Masked Marvel" to win her affections.- A NEW PRODUCER The producer Is Sydney M. Wil- iiims. i\ former Los Angeles assistant city attorney who took n fling at movie making with a cheap quickie nine months ago. The picture was so good Williams was able lo step into the higher budgets. Hut setting back to Arthur, he admits there's a fine line betvvcei his film roles and his ollstage self. "I'm alwny scomplctcly mixed up "I'm always completely mixed up screen it isn't always so funny." Like the time he bankrolled a. cocktail bar In Stmta Monica. The place folded after six weeks. "The bartenders," Lake said, sadly, "drank up all the liquor." As nn American newspaper correspondent in Berlin pom ' 1010 to 19-tl, Siurid Schultz'saw '- at first hand tltc clients that !c(I from World War I (o World War ; ll;:And sti&saui tlic ueJiliul-fhe- sccncs preparation /or Die coining "itmr-i»-pe«ce" Mat she. . tuarns may culminate i" World War Iff. Tin's is the slori; of Germany's plans to loin flic peace, plans (hat ei;en now are ! being put into effect. * t * JI W E do Know, and wo should never forget, that the German militarists consider us Germany's principal enemy. Our democracy is a symbol of hope to •the oppressed. As long as U survives, the nations the German: arc determined to subdue wil .never resign themselves lo Ger- .man domination. : And we must draw the logica conclusions Irom our knowledge calmly but quickly. As laic a • the summer of 19-13, Gcrmai ^propaganda still triumphed in th Ibclief o£ an appalling number o Americans and Britishers that. In mistakes ot the Versailles Treat lathered the German aggressiv spirit which brought about th Second World War. Certainly the Treaty o£ Ver saillcs was far from perfect. Cer tainly, loo, the sufferings of th German people were intense. Bi only a small fraction of that su fering came from the terms o •the treaty. A great part of • came as an aftermalh of the wa • itself and from the German mil diarists' determination to bootl '. Germany a new army. '< But the Germans blamed i and our peace treaty. The mo •sentimental of us echoed t .plaint. It we had not been unkind to the poor Germans Versailles, we said, they wou nl have felt the need to rearm, they would not have fallen proy to a demagogue like Hitler. On such lopsided, literally Jerry-built logic, we based a whole theory Von Hindenburg, trie Kaiser and Ludc-ndorff confer on a point of strategy in World War I. It was Ludendorff who hiier helped bring about Ihe Kaiser's abdication, rallied the military clique that stabbed the German Republic in the back and p;ived the way for Nazism. -, i"k enough, but with murder in theii f icarls. Many as the differences must be, in circumstances and in background, the one great similarity ' 'A Wyoming gnme law classifies (he stray cut, as mal. predatory ani- of war guilt, in which we were both judge and villain. The truth is that German militarism never meant to gi\c up the fight when the German anuy sued for armistice in 1918. It only went under cover lo lick its wounds. Our alleged unbindncss at Versailles had nothing whatever to •do with Germany's dedication to another war and, should that war fail, lo still another. The truth is that in August and September of 1918, when they were privately told by Genera' Ludcndorff that defeat was imminent, Germany's cleverest, mos ruthless men, the German Genera Stnfi, the top-ranking industrialists, and some of the most astnli university professors, came to golhcr with a strong common pur pose: lo form a cabal poweifu and fanatic enough to make read} a new army and to sweep Gcr many to victory after a shoi armistice. t * ALL around Luclcndorfi in tha "• tense autumn of 1918, how ever, there was indescribable ns tional confusion. The varioi J cliques seethed in n ferment; tl .cabinet members despairing c favorable armistice terms if the Kaiser did not withdraw; the old- time, feudally trained men among the army officers supporling the Kaiser's defiance; and the Kaiser himself swaying from one bewilderment to another as the popular discontent became too apparent to be ignored. For the people had learned that it was Ihc Kaiser's refusal to abdicate lhal was keeping Ihc longed-for peace dangling just out of their reach. During all these hazardous days 1C industrialists, who had always clively but discreetly directed ic government, kept'themselves to *'do whatever ir in the background. But they German licicli." •crc busy. All Ihe men whom udcndorll had tipped oil as to possible German defeat used •hat private pressure they could o bring ;iboul Hie abdication. remains the same: the reason lor making the change—lo despoil the victors ot (lie fruits of victory. When finally, in the dense morning fog of A'ov. 10, the Kniscr fled, Prince Max von Baden, back in Berlin, hurriedly thrust tlio leadership o£ the state into the* hands of the Social Democrat, Fricdricli Ebcrl. With tears in 1 his eyes, Prince Max begged him: to *'do whatever you can for the jcrman Heidi." To this Ebcrl replied, "I have' already given it t\vo sons." Bolh Ludemlurll and his friends hoped that the M-poinl program PHE differences between Ihc closing days of Wovkl War I nd '.Votld War If arc bound lo ie many. One ot the fundamental liisimilarities lies in the persons f the heads of stale. As king nd emperor, Ihc Kaiser aulo- natically commanded flic absolute oyally of his officers, just as his 'orebcars had commanded the loyalty of their ancestors. But, in .he eyes of the master-powers ot Germany, who has Hitler ever been? Just a rather vulgar litlle man who was useful, whose daring, whose visionary qualities and extraordinary insight cmboldencci him to lake steps which the more respectable if equally ruthless military commanders feared to take. Further, being a commoner he could reach the mind ot the masses. " Separating from th Kaiser was a hard wrench, lik parting from a close family mem her—gelling vid of Hitler, only pleasure to many of the key me who have followed him obedienll of President Wilson would soften Ihc terms imposed on Germany. Hi But Ihey took no chances. Everything within reach that could be ot use in future war, was effectively hidden: blueprints for new rnis, models, materials, and lolds suddenly vanished. Ludcn- - orll himself supervised the rc- loval of part of the general sl;iil,_. les from the redbrick staff buiUV-_y ng near the Victory Column. He Iso won the heart of his indus- rial friends by ordering the rc- iioval of most of the < pcumcnts of the Kricgsamt, the War Omce branch responsible for the manufacture ot German war cqu.p- nent. These files contained proof of the profiteering which had nade the rich industrialists richer. Once-the Kaiser had fled, Lu- dendorff felt he could move more freely, for the high officers on whom so much of his plan depended were no longer divided between their obedience lo him and their allegiance lo their king or emperor. (To Be Conlnntcrif

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