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'PAGBOTHJR 'V s COURIER NEWS ras COURIER NEWS co. , H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor OATEN8, Advertising Manager - Sole National Advertising Representatives: JVMl&W Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, De- iTOjt A*Vnn*_ «r_ __*_i_ ' i Published^ Every Afternoon Except Sunday ' Entered as second class matter at the post- Biythevtlle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, Qptober 8, 1917. Served by the United Press j SUBSCRIPTION RATES j By carrier In jhe city of Blythevllle, 2oc per pck, or 85c per month. i By,ruai), within a radius of 40 miles, $400 per iear; ?2.«0 for six months, $1.00 for three months; mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year njftdvance. . . i • Our Peqcet.ime Army . j 'Ui$il very recently,'''peacetime nn'li- kaiy (raining was probably us un|)oj>it- jlar n proposal as an American could put Ifonvimi. It has always raised tlio cry jof "njililarism." .Popular opposition to jit, along,with faith in our geographical (inviolability,' made our defenses wocful- |ly weak at (he start of two world wars, land forced,us lo go through the easily ^process of .improvising a citizen army ' |al a lime when every single day count- led. ,' The lessons', of this war may cause I ,'a part of popular opinion to take a full Dswing in the opposite direction. Maybe > Jthis isVliktural and inevitable, but it Isn't gobtl.'" Overemphasis on military i jforce is as dangerous as unprcpnrcd- J mess, and needs as careful watching. •And ovei-emphasis scorns' lo be the key- molc.of a recent statement by Senator jElmcr Thomas of Oklahoma on the size tof our postwar armed forces. > Senator Thomas 'favors a minimum (force of 2,000,000, men for .as long us ^10 years after hostilities end—750,000 icach for thrj Navy and Air Forces, and • [500,000 for the Army. His reason is ithal "we expect Germany and Japan lo (be disarmed and kept disarmed/' which [is a reason no one will quarrel with. But 'we wonder if a long-term police force ;of 2,000,000' is either nccessfiry or <le- 'shable!<f« VV •••'.^ ; ' --'.:' '•.' ;.-; ' fv'- 't *,{» Ai '*. t :.. •; - • .; /• ., •; -'.:.. ; ^Certainly,.it has its aangers. For one jUiinjj,' : the other great powers could tfi?WA'Sr- ;: -'"?''. s k °" proportionately jlarge pc'acefinie armies. That would give 'Russia a force of about 2,700,000, and j&iilain nearly a half million. ,A fivo Jjnillion-jjlus; police force -should V hardly jc neee'sshfy ioikecp a''beaten Axis in §ne. But it c could cause trouble. f. Such a force'wduld be a tremendous public expense. ; And 2,000,000 man in Uniform would be a powerful political |oicc. It would be loo much to hope that {politics'and the military could be kept ^eparate,.and (he effect of such a union £n the national defense would not be healthy, £ If we should insist on bringing an turned force of this size into an inler- iatiorial peace organization, we should *nng with it the inference that mili- ,taiy might was the first and greatest J&ojie for maintaining peace, rather J Jthan the last resort. | Congress might do better, in consid- iung universal (raining and oilier mili- jary legislation, to study again the deep jvisdom of General Marshall's rccoin- rniciidatioii for peacetime defense—a Recommendation which .staled and of- 2eied proof that a large.standing army Shits no place among the institutions of I modern democratic state," and which Eloquently urged a small professional |rmy with a large body of trained citizen reserves. q If at any lime there are not sufficient Jobs in private employment lo go nround, then gov- g-nmcnt can and must, create additional job importunities.—Thomas E. Dewey. Not Quite Cricket Probably it's all right for l! lc Soviet matriiKinc War and the Working Class to call the Republican Party "n cillule) of isoliitioiiism" and the sounding hoard of "extreme rcaclionnrios, Fascist elements, American defeatists and appeascrs, even Hitlerite agents." Members of Ihc Republican Parly llave srtitl as bitter things about Die Soviet government. But it seems to us not <|nito cricket for (he magazine article to take micli a stiff poke as it did at some of this country's biggest war industries, implying that they are not only reactionary IIIK) isolationist, but pro-German and pro-Japanese. After all, Russia might well be in a sorry way without the guns, ammunition, planes, armored vcTiicles and trucks which she lias received and doubtless will continue to receive from same industries, lilting such a sizable chunk out of the hand that feuds her can scarcely be excused as a triumph of ideological zeal over common gratitude. BLYTHEVILLET (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS SIDB GLANCES Enough's Enough The aged French physicist George Claude, perfcctor of neon light, is reported to be Ihe inventor of the Nazi robot bomb. \Vc wouldn't put it past him, but we'd rather not believe he is responsible for this, too. Having blinked at many streets filled with the garish reds and piercing blues of these sputtering, winking signs, we have, concluded that responsibility for this eye-punishing invention is about all that the conscience of one mortal mail could bear. A captured Nu/.i document angrily' refutes the prevailing notion that Dor Fuehrer "tears down curtains, biles the carpet in his rage, and rolls in convulsions on the floor" when things upset him. • * It isn't hard to /believe that Adolf has given up the unsanitary habit of ,rug-n}ui\ching, .now, that ;,.those nice clean news dispatches from the front arc constantly providing him with something fresh to chow on. COPH.nmBVNE« SERVICE. INC. T. H. REO. U. 5. P4T. 0>F '•'J usl because he has a lonj^icdii-rcc is no sign he can't eaT hamburgers like, tlic rcsl of us! 1 ; , f SO THIY SAY Tlicrc Is' only one wny lo bulHl n poslwnr Ahicrlcn In ivhtcli iinlii.slry nnd agriculture cnn prosper. 1'licro Is only one wny to provide jobs. It is through (till production. Business must he freed trom nmieccssnry restrictions.—John W. Brlcker. j • • We have n vnst number or men who wont, lo st:iy in the Army, Nnvy, niul Air Corps.-.-There will be more tlmn we cnn iiccotntnodatc. We will have to mnkc n selection nnd keep those nvmliflcd.—Sen. Elmer Thomns (U) of Oklnlioma, member subcominlUee on Army nnd Nnvy n|>- pi-opi'intlons. • • * Cerlninly both Dowcy nnd llooscvell will do their level bi'.'il. If cnllcd on lo serve. Tlie Ilrsl question to decide Is one of equipment n'urt experience. Who cnn belter provide for perinnncnt jicncc ond fidl eniployincnl, Dcwcy or Roosevelt?—Vice President Henry A. Wallace. • • * We would never need to train 1.200,000 youths who become 18 every ycnr. The c.->sl would be prohibitive. K one-sixth of thnt number would volunteer lo tnkc mllUnry training for two consecutive summers while they arc in college, we would have plenty of trained men.—Sen. Robert A. TnU (R) of Ohio. • • '' • Merc repression Is not the answer to the problem of postwnr Germany, Nations grow lived ol serving ar, Jailers o! other peoples, nnd when jfillers prow tired, they grow cnreless.—Dr. Evercll Case, president Colgate U. .STONEMASONS TIE THE JOINTS OF A WALbBV BREAKW&JMEM /'-%/ THOA\AS K ROUSE, ARE NOT ONLY/UMNORITY RACE IN THE WrtOi.£ . BUT IN THE WORLD AS WELL. NEXT: A bit a anl-ealcr. 111 Hollywood »Y EUSK1NE JOHNSON NKA Slaff CfUTCsiimiilcnt Sonjn Henic of Ihc baby lace and Ihe pink dimpled knees is buck on thin ice. Green ice. The movie is International's "It's n Pleasure," and its a pleasure seeing liltle Sonja bnck in greasepaint again after n years absence. This time Ilic writers saved theui- splves n lot of her.dnchcs. They cast Sonja ns an ice stinting star. After -sis years of Hollywood stardom, getting the little Indy on and off Ihe Ice nnd still sticking to the story wns quite a problem. The authors of one of her movies, yon may recall, gave up in disgust. After wrecking six typewriters and losing a month's sleep, they hud Rudy Vnllce loss some paper snow into the air. The c'amcva did a quick spin and there was Sonjn spinning svith a chorus of 150 boys ami girls lo the accompaniment of n tOO-plccc orchestra. It didn't make sense. They're doing It the easy way in "It's a Pleasure." The opening scene establishes La llenie ns nn ice sknling star, dressed in a costume as skimpy as the censors will permit and skating on green ice. ^^ — . — QurBoa'rding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams Pt-fAV SUIT ? ARE- You TO PUT YOUR V.OWOR CONVULSES KhiOS\S TAiXT 110 NW I COULD •'H A, P\ELD MOUSE .' FILLED UP THE VJioe OPEM SPACES THEBE ^^^v SO >1OU &TW BUT LOOK IM ALL TH' CATTLE CACS--THEVRE 1 GOlkJ' SslEST AW HE. THINKS HE \S.' Uts CO\-JBOY H>\TAM' TH'.NGS AEE. M1SS1MG HISPsCOM.' V/WEVJH-H.' LOOK IM AU- OF THEM? IF HE CAW STAND IT THAT FAR IKS OWE O'THEM, I'D LET V-VM GO.' 0 '&3i\W!&~ BOR^ "THIRTY VEM3& TCP finok\ She's married to an ice hockey War, plnycd by Mtcluicl O'Sliea. .They meet on ice, have their first kiss on ice, arc marriod on ice nnd live happily ever nfter on ice. A pretty frigid deal, but nobody goes nround throwing paper snow •Jn Use air. SOMETHING'S COOKIN" j -"Its n pleasure," Sonja said. "It was getting so bad I figured it would tie only a mailer of time before they would have me walking into n cocktail bar, ordering a drink and then skating on the ice cubes.' A recent dispatch fnmi N e w York said Sojijn nnd her husband, Marine Cap!. Dan Topping, arc Manning- lo purchase (It? N CT . y or f; Yankees bnseunil team. Sonja Wouldn't Ulk. "it's rookin'," was all she'd say. Director William Seller wax directing Sonja in a scene in which -she receives n bonqiiel of flowers from an ndmirlng tan. she rend the note: , "Roses avc red, "Violets are blue. "! love you." But it came out "wiolets." Director Seller chuckled niul chidcd Sonja about her accent. Sonja grinned right back and said: "I speak better English thnn you do. It's onlv becausc I've been vorklng so hard." It broke ui) the set. i Sonja had been "vorklng" hard. She rehearsed her skating numbers for three months. She's never satisfied with herself. Neither is her mother, who always site on the Sidelines when Sonja skatrs. , Sonjn also dances In this picture. Wjth Don Loper as her partner. It is&he most elaborate dance i online Sire's, ever attempted on the «rccn. "On the ice skates I don't worry." she said. "But on my feet I worry.' A NEWCOMER Tbcrcs i, Bond-looking screw newcomer in the film named Bill Johnson who tries to straighten out. Sonja's matrimonial difficulties when husband Michael O'Shea starts hitting the bottle. Producer navld Lewis borrowed Bill from M-Ct-M, where he was signed after clicking opposite Ethel Merman on Broadway in "Something For the Boys," Biggest , problem so fnr on the picture was getting an audience to watch Sonja skalc. Extras. AS you know, arc scarce these days They thpt the skating routines at 0\c ,, Wcstwood Village ice rink iTtiiilS'^oublcd for Madison Square ;Oa.rdcn:-The pasting office couldn't supply enough people to fill Ihc '-li'ondsl«nd.-So assistant directors WEDNESDAY; SEPTEMBER 27,1944 GERMAN/ Wlltm IT AGAIN By Signd Schultt ^^^ & Si-linn,, '. in As an /imcrtcnn newspaper correspondent fit Berlin jroin 101S to 1941, Si flr l(! Sdiiillz saio at first hand the cvfnts that led from World War / lo World War //. And she suw the behind-the- scenes preparation /or the com- imj "wor-in-peacc" (Jiat she warns may culminate in World War III. Tliis is the story of Germany's plans to win the peace, plans that even now arc ieiiio I'"' i'lfo effect. « * • III and his friends met first problems first. How could they stir up the people to fight again after a lost war? The answer was astonishingly simple. .Make them believe that the war was not lost, (lint they had just missed victory by their refusal to fight 011 Id the end. This deception, which almost out-liillcrs Hitler, was made possible by the Allied failure to carry the war onto German soil. The Geim.-m masses, who hated having lost anyway, were glad lo believe, and the deception made it easier for the secret staff to revive their martial spirit. That was luck. But most o[ Hie successes of the German secret general staff were the immutable results of calculation. Thus, the first deliberate victory of the military group 'came from a clever sort of blindman's-buff, by which a member of the fledgling" Republican government, Dr. Matthias Erzbcrger, was compelled to sign the Armistice in the name of the German government instead of a military leader. This maneuver accomplished, the militarists promptly started spreading the word that "the Republic had stabbed the German army in the back." . To he 'able lo Itcep the reins of government- in hand behind the bade of the Republic, the reactionary forces decided they must keep useful men in useful places. While the masses . cfiii riotintr in Ihe streets of Berlin, they prevailed upon the Republican leaders lo "act for German unity" by inviting Ihe former imperial ofti- cials lo stay on in ofllce. Only a few refused the- invitation. By one stratagem or another, Ihe leading Republicans had by the end of the year been Jed lo entrust the protection of the new government to imperial oflkeis who were either secretly or openly disloyal. » * t /~\NE thing that made it relatively easy for the secret staff to save flic German army was the eagerness of the Republic's heads lo retain a strong military force. Their reason was that to them an army symbolized law and order, infinitely necessary after four years of war and the disorders of revolution. Because of the Republic's faith AN the same trains Iliat carried vy the millions o£ , war-weary German troops back from' Mho fronts in 1018, men who wildly: cheered Ihe slogan "Nie wicdei-' Kricg" (no more war), were other soldiers who tell quite differently ' Offlccrs who refused to accept the' defeat went among these others picking the toughest and the most aggressive. In this way (hey assembled the first iinils of what s-aon came to be called the Free Corps, whoso actual strength was never known. Secret societies of various descriptions suddenly sprang up all over the country lo "carry O n the sacred military tradilions of Germany." Some of the societies were not secret, but centered apparently about some cultural or civic cnlcr- •M'isc with no semblance of mili- .ary connection. Respectable Jtirghcrs in small (owns and cities formed themselves into patrol services. Their laudable purpose was said to be protection of their lomes and families from the crim- nals who always spring up from lowhorc in the wake of wars and <! < in the army leaders, in the l\vo revolutions. Perfectly innocent short months before the end of one would say. But such groups the year, the solidly entrenched!were actually utilized for the lor- scci'cl slntT hnd acquired a mill- I mation of military cells, lary wln'iihand. I * * * 11s members hart early induced t T IIE Purely military value of the the Republicans to rulu that sol- Free Corps was negligible The dicrs rclurnint' from foreign bat- secret general start knew well llcficlds could re-enlist as volun- " leers. They thus escaped demobilization. And from the seeds o£ this innocent-looking measure ;rew the Free Corps, and later the rilack Keichswchr, bolh of which leavily weighted the whip already, in the hands of the militarists. Under Ihe provisions of the Versailles Treaty large numbers of officers were demobilized. The demobilization looked like a pence nove. Actually it made it easier for the secret staff to remobilizc Ilicm without defection. Many of he highest ranking received pensions adequate for a decent if nol uxurious living. Many officers went inio jiosls especially created 'or them in industry or big busi- icss. Wherever they were, however, all the officers remained in- stiintly available for assignments on the multiple problems ot tiie enough they were not crack units On the half-a-loaf theory, however, they felt the rough and tumble military discipline served the men belter than no training at all. Second, merely to quarter one of their groups in a region was' to create a center of unrest. The political leaders within the secret staff established and dispersed these centers nt will. 'Third, the Free Corps furnished, by their VC ry nature, a vast pool for the secret staff to draw on for any !ic\v military venture. And fourth. Free Corps men were invaluable from the very beginning in spiriting away the active and reserve German armaments. Tho secret staff saw .to it that vent out on the street arid pleaded vith people to come inside and vatch Sonja skate at $11.50 a day. Ihe Free Corps remained in a ferment as a means of pressure against Ihc Republic. (To J5e Continued) Commercial chicken hutching in Innsiis during July dropped 43 per •nt from the same period fl'ycar FOE SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL HI/KB Cheaper Than BrJdje Lnmtmr Osceoia Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 8)1 O»<*ol*, ' S.mTe 50% On •TRUSSES Ste«] and Elastic ,, STEWART'S Drag S t•r t Main & Lake Phone 28Z2 Fall and Winter TUNE-UP SAVE gasoline . . . SAVE Tires. Get All-round IMlcr Performance! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Service 121 W. Ash Plione 2122 SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED V/ITH FLOWERS ^FLOWER SHOP We DeUver Anywhere J. R L (Ma<!) williams> owner G]enc NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS BATS, MICE AND ROACH CONTROL GUARANTEED WORK :. BLANKENSHIP UM I Have Opened NEW OFFICES 104 S. Second Located In The First National Bank Building. New Phone, 2641 H. C. Campbell Exclusive Kcal Estate Dealer ATLACIDE Kills JOHNSON GRASS Sept. nnd Oct. nre considered best months for poisoning. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Blytlieville, Ark. If you want to buy more War Bonds SELL US THE FURNITUllE VOU AUK NOT USING, for cash! Also liberal trade-in allowance for old fvrnllurc on new. Alvin Hardy Furn. Co. 301 E. Main I'honc 2302 PRESCRIPTION ''<**Swt SlurJc ' ,uar«nlFfH Rent I'nc*. Kirby Drag Stores For Good Insurance Call VV. M, Burns Agency, Ph. 3361 Wriimg complete Automobile Insurance, Plait, Glass, Workman s Compensation, PuMin & Contractor's Liability and Fire Insurance on anyllmig |,isi, ra ble W. M. Buy Your Winter Supply o f WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. I The Blytheville Tire Co. has been purchased by G. 0. Poetz and C. Modinger To get maximum service from your lircs, bring (hem lo us for repair ami reo ; ,,,|miff. Kxf , crt (irc ,„,,„,„„„, mo ,, ern cqui ,,_ insures your salisfncliou with every job. GUARANTEED WORK — CEILING PRICES MODINGER-POETZ TIRE" CO. Hwy. 61 North riicnc 2S01 Dr. J. L. 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