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, BLYTHEVILLE (Afttf.) COURIER NEWS FRiDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1944 COURiER NEWS *HK "COURIER NEWS OO. . HAINE3, Publisher , H. F. NORMS, Editor' X7QATPIS,- Adverting MAnifrf J SoI»'K*Uon»l Advertising Representatives: Wallace tfltmer Co^Ne^ York, Chlcefo, De- Atlanta^ Memphis. Ewry Afternoon Eicept Sunday fcntend M Kcond- class matter, »t the post- office at Blytlievllle, Arkansas, tinder act ot Congress, October 9. 1917. , • Served by the United Pren *y - SUBSCRIPTION RATES v •. .'By carrier In the .city ol BlytheviOe, tfa pet weefc, or 35c per'tfionth. By mail, within a radius of 40 Wiles, (4 00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; ,by mall.outside" 60 mile zone $10.00 per y«»r payable In advance. V Real Victory Fleet' This war, like any other war 1 , is a battle of ( logistics. And a prime reason for our certain victory is that we have . not only beaten the enemy at production and supply, but also have benten some grave transportation problems, including-the determined enemy campaign "against our shipping. < These facts have often beeli' emphasized, and credit has been bestowed ajl along the line, from the American railroads' contribution to that of the Army engineers, who have followed on the heels of our-advancing forces in Europe with petroleum pipelines which made possible the speed of that "advance. But perhaps no transportation story is any more colorful and admirable than that of the Merchant Marine. The country has now celebrated .three Victory F!t£t Days, on the anniversary of the first Liberty ship's launching. In September 19<!2 the choice ,,of the name "Victory Fleet" may have seemed almost presumptuously optimistic. Today we can see that it was more than a catchword. • t Figures released by the American Merchant Marine Institute on this year's 'Victory Fleet Day give pertinent testimony of the job that merchant shipping and its protectors havd done. More..than 4,000,000 American soldiers have been transported overseas. Each of these men has required from 10 to 12 tons'of, shipping space for the equipment,~and "from one to two tons of spacejeach month to maintain him in ' combat; - < r- » In*1943 more than 62 million tons •\ of cargo left American ports. Figures . for the' first six months of this' year indicate, that the record movement of cargo 'will be surpassed in 1944. Th,e, .War Shipping Administration, while overseeing the fleet's wartime performance, has left actual management and operation to private American steamship companies. The wisdom of this, as in the parallel case of American railroads'; is shown in the results. Other Victory Fleet Days have hon" ored the builders of ships for'their remarkable job. This year the WSA dedicated-the observance to the private steamship lines with these words: "Without experienced, capable management to operate, man, provision and fuel our.vessels and to supervise the intricate and difficult load and 'discharge of cargoes, the United States coukl not have made its total war effort effective." Twilight of the Politjcal Free-Luncfn Vice'President Wallace's speech at Madison.Square Garden the other night may Kaye 1 overshadowed a turning point in the^history of American politics. The immediate cause of this turning point is not readily apparent. Perhaps it was Mr, Wallace's personal popularity. .Perhaps it was the presence and performance of such notables as Sinclair Lewis, Serge Koussevitzky, Bette Davis, FYed- ric March and Orson' Welles—jointly or severally. But whatever the reason, the epoch- making fact remains that 22,000 people paid from 55 cents to $2.40 for the privilege of being told how wrong they were in case they favored Mr. Dewey, or of having their choice complicated and reaffirmed if for Mr. Roosevelt. Recalling the free drinks, fr'ce cigars, free compacts for the ladies, free kisses for the babies, and other more 'substantial largess that has characterized every other presidential campaign, it can only be concluded that the political millennium must have arrived. No Quacks/ Please Down Argentine \vny they recently showed a couple of cartoon movies in which Secretary of Slate Hull was shown in quacking'colloquy with Donald Duck. This aroused''the iiidigi'irilion of Wall Disney, Donald's creator. Mr. Disney says he is taking steps to see that his characters are not or his rights infringed on again. We hope that the State Deiinrbm'cnt will do as much for the other aggrieved party in this case of animated animosity. Argentine moviemakers can'I be forced to like Mr.'Hull, but they ought to be made to pay him the prevailing .Screen Actors' Guild sciile. SIDI GtANCES Rv "I wriLTfty IT Schultz Jtl'UflZ • . IIKIrll.lli.'J liy VKA rfrivkl'. Inc. "Something's iiljoul to happen, I'm sure—lliaf last maid I had has phoned from her war plant job twice rcconlly ^ just lo inquire about my health!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By WtlltUH Ferguson-. SQTHCYSAY This stuff about sleeping In foxholes doesn't bother inc. I've liiul worse times on maneuvers IK Tennessee. It's seeing your friends go under that: gels you.—An American lieutenant on- Mo- osellc front. ' ' "Don't let it surprise you .that It (the European war) will last months and moiitlis longer.—Gen. Charles DcOaiille. * • * • The M-18 ftnnk destroyer) is tlic hottest thing in today's armored warfare. K is the streamlined speed demon thai put n tlrenk of lightning In our drive across France into Germany,—Capt. Chnrlcs .R. Aoklns, Army automotive experts back from Franco. ( ,- There is going no pence conference. The pence conference Is going on now.—Pierre van Fanssen, nuthor. ' Wo nrc departing from the ancient;policy of unilaterally guarding the rights ami property of our citizens to accept a newer policy, recognizing that decent society holds It to lie an obligation' to every nation to collaborate In the preservation of world order.—Sen. Warren H. Austin (R) of Verm'ont. The greatest need In America today Is common sense—n re-birth of faith in ourselves, In our nation, and lii the traditions of freedom which hnve made us strong.—John W. Bricker. • If we fight as hard lo keep the good will of the llbcrntecd peoples as we did to win it, there is hope lor happier days.—Army newspaper Stars and Stripes. • * * Tlie first thing we must do Is convince the Germans that they have really lost the war.— OWI Overseas Director Robert E. Sherwood. » • * Getting the additional workers for the urgent' programs lias been tough. We can get them through the controlled hiring plan U we can counteract the tendency on the part of the people to think In terms of next year's automobile Instead of this year's war.—Acting WPB Chairman Julius A. Krug. There can be jobs for all only it business, industry and agriculture are able to provide those jobs. There arc no clever shortcuts to this goal. It cannot be achieved by some ingenius scheme concocted by n social dreamer in a government bureau.—Thomas E. Dcwey. HAVE A LESEN'D THAT WHEN'A DISHONEST INDIAN DIES. A TI^V SASUARO CACTUS CONTAIMINS THE INDIAN'S SOUL 8E6INS TO &ROW. AND NOT UNTIL THE PLANT GROWS UP, DIES AMD DECAYS, IS THE SOUL SET FREE AND PERMITTED TO LEAVE THIS EARTH...: AND A SA&UAKO MAY LIVE ISO YEARS. WOBD ^INSECT" ! REFERS TO THE CREATURES BODY BEINS7/V-j£<rr/aV-r.* CO PR. \9*4 BYNCA SERVICE. IMC. T, M. BEO, U. 5. PAT. OFF. ' NEXT^No small potatoes. In Hollywood As an American newspaper correspondent iti Berlin from 101!> to 1341, Siorld ScJiuUz saw ut first hand tfie euenls that led from World War I to World War //. And she saw the veltind-tlie- scciies preparation for the com- \ny •"tuar 1 in-j)eace" tliat she mams may culmtnale in World War III. This is (lie story of Germany's plans to win the peace, plans tliat eucn jioio ore beinf; piit'inlo effect. * e » V Allies wanted peace in 1018. The German masses wanted peace in 1918. But the German General Staff merely wanted a breathing spell jn which to rearm. • And its successor, the German secret general staff, although no' altogether a military organization was above all a militaristic one. Three times within the first five years after the end of World War I, the German militarists believed their chance had come to ovcr- .tlirovv the Republic and precipitate a glorious new ~>var. • General von Lueltwitz, chief of Berlin garrison and several Free Corps, who headed the movement ugnlnst accepting the treaty, presented an ultimatum to the government, demanding among other things that the officer corps be given a voice in matters ot slate. But the parliamentary system was beginning to work ii Germany, belter than many had expected, and the leaders of (he .young Republic had the courage to stand firm. In July, 1919, after- the signa ture of the Versailles Treaty, Gen eral von Luettwifz and liis sym pathizcrs tried to seize power. H made a rabble-rousing speed calling for a levee en masse, general rising of the peopl ffgninst the government. His fel low officers and his soldiei cheered. The population just i( nored him. The German peopl didn't like the Versailles Treat but they wanted war even less. Any militarist, any pan-German, retreats when the resistance against him, is f,ound to be too strong. General von Luetlwitz accordingly called back his plotters and decided to bide his time. And he could afford to wait. For the Kcichswehr, created by .lie Kcpublic, was run by reactionary officers under the extraordinarily efficient General Hans von Seeckt. Theoretically, von Seeckt took his orders from the Defense Minister, Gusfav Noske, but von Seeckt managed him with an adroit combination of, flattery and trickery. * * + TOURING the night'of March 12, the Republic found out how few of its ranking military collaborators could lie depended on. Ehrhardt's Brigade, in Camp Eoe- bcritz, had been ordered to disband. They had responded with ultimatum. On tliat March ghl, there was a conclave of epublican leaders and army liefs. The High Command, which had cen at such pains to' ingratiate self with Gustay Noske, froze jto Prussian stiffness when Nosk equesled the army to step in anc rush the mutiny. There can be no question o making men of the Eeichsweh ght against men of the Keiths vein-," said General von Seeck n his harsh voice, thus in on entence incorporating the Ehr ai-dI Free Corps into the He publican army. In his ultimatum Captain Ehr lavdt stated that his troops woul >c at the Victory Column in th Tiergarten at 5 o'clock that morn ing to accept the government capitulation. At 5 o'clock Eh lardt and his men were ther General Ludeiidorff stood on a corner near the Victory Column and watched them inarch through the gray dawn into the heart of the city. But the government had gone. A few hours earlier the)' had left the city by car for a secret dcs- Most of us who v/ue in Berlin in those days were so used lo seeing guns drawn up Unter den Linden that we thought there had been just one more of the '.nD-.iy minor revolts. Then a soldier in field gray thrust a proclamation into my hands, It was a bold announcement ot the conquest o£ power in Germany by a Gener- allandschafldircktor, a provincial district director by the name of Konp. * » » T^APP was a nobody from East •*• Prussia, plucked out of the air by General Ludendorfl as a front man. Despite the assurances peace in the proclamation, I H sure there was trouble ahead. I found the Hotel Adlon in an jroar. I hnd a tip that the laborious were on the verge ot call- ig a general strike. From the fiicc I managed to gel in touch 'itli a few Republican leaders', hey confirmed it. A general rike would "show the world how Lrong the German' Republicans re." And it did. The Republi- an workers saw to it that the as and electricity, the water serv- ces, the street cars, and the rai'.- oads stopped functioning. All the haps and factories closed. No ood could be found. Hotel serv- ce ceased. The telephones went lead all over Germany. To get my calls through, I cooked xip a nysterious disease, making it necessary to consult various doctors ,o save my life. Everybody I called answered to 'Tferr Doktor" and exchanged bulletins with mo, n a wonderful mumbo-jiimbo of. medical terms. : But it wasn't long before Kapp and his backer, General Ludeii- dorff, were the patients, and very sick men they were. For theiv friends in the Defense Ministry —who had been so warmly encouraging before ttie putsch—now coldly refused lo co-operate. The realistic von Seeckt had seen the whole German people back the government's call for a general strike. Obviously 1 , no man can send out a few squads and shoot' the ringleaders if it is the whole nation in rebellion. He retreated from the responsibility of arch-, conspirator, to wait for another dny. (To Be Continued) with one crew down on the flying line till that last moment 'when they took off for combar. No play mid no playwright can ever quite do justico to the poignancy of Hint particular moment. Read Courier News Warn Adi, When we repair the shoes they are truly renewed. Fine (cithers, materials and highly skilled workmanship imke the footwear, smart, new looking besides ail(Ung_miIes arid', miles .'of comfortable wear. Come lo (he modern, complete shop. SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED WITH FLOWERS, properly designed, are remembered always. Our flowers are always Iresh, and all work Is; guarnnlced to please. Let our expert designers help you with your floral needs. TJ^FLOWERSHOP F.T.D. Service We Deliver Anywhere Pri. 491 Mrs, J. M. (Mac) Williams, owner Glencoe Bid;. (While KrsMnc JnhHsnn is on vacation, -his column is being: \vril- tr,h by "guest conductors"- from throughout the country. THAT El.DKKI.Y FEELING nmo S g T hl s "fdemirnndfans'inIIol-l. t...^*...)» • ^ i lywooil.) • • * BY MOSS HART (rinch-Ililtiiij; for Krskiuc Johnson} When I \vas first ushered inlo Gcu, Henry II. Arnold's presence in the Pentagon at Washington, I, not usually an Inarticulate fellow, found myself completely tousuc- lled. This wns no fnult of General Arnold's lull by the time you have walked Pasl Secretary Slim- son's office, General Marshall's office, and then are ushered Into General Arnold's office, you are so impressed you feel that to even open your mouth would directly impede the wnr effort. General Arnold asked how I Intended to go aboul writing the play, "Winged Victory." I replied that since 1 knew nothing abowt the Air Forces whatever. I thought it would be sensible for me to a trip lo an airfield and see what wenl on. Three days later I was strapped lulo nn Army plane and otuny may loour various air bases Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams 66>fCD. MPteTrtk. DENIER ttWE T. BEEN 60 TBRf^BlN OtJT OP .'-**• sour AND DV'SPEPSIN TW<B TUPUiS t-ET CASE, BIG BOV 6LUE.' 6INCE VOU GOT WAT MCMEY 8EEW COtAlMG HES TRVIM .TO START RIOT AT K TtMEVMEN HE'S MORE. APT ID START M.V PRESCRIPTION Ml&UTS, AMD (AV BROTHER. TOM HENlT V^AG <S,KtPPW6 LIKE A. 5CKbOL6IRL VJlTH A ROPE.' ALAS.' -WS THOUGHT OF LEAVES SOU OUNJQ k PERFECT S*re 50% OB TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drof Stire Main & Lake Phone 2812 u'oughout the entire trip mas my ecling of'being not only just old, nt ancient. (Editor's note: Mr. fait' is 39.) One pilot had reached ,ie ripe old age of 25 and was al- eady a lieutenant-colonel, and the •nrious ages o[ the rest of his crew (the crew whic'n flew me iroimd the air bases) I won't even go into. The "Eager Beaver," that young nan who waits breathlessly for ;hat letter acceptance to come and finally arrives at an airfield wicie- eycd-and innocent, expecting to go ighl up in a Portress, is due for i rude sliock. Whal, he gets instead is pure G. I. basic training— but the glint of the future pilot never disappears from his eyes. No matter what indignity he suffers, he continues to remain an Eager Beaver and think everything is' wonderful. Thus the first ride in n plane after four months of cleaning latrines is quite an event and I promptly' became a part of the group and went up too. I Insisted on taking the same classification tests ns the boys. Tests started at 7:30 every nioin- ing and a curious thin? happened. By 11 I had comulctely forgotten that I was a middle-aged playwright in search of material for a play. I wanted to pass those tests more than aiiythlns else in the world. I never had the courage'to >k what my marks were. The da v of actual classification, when the boys were finally told what they were to be—pilot," bom jardicr or riavlsator—was one of i:>e riiost exciting and dramatic moments I have ever witnessed. The week before graduation was one of the high soots of the frir) No fashionable ladv could be hnl: us fussv as a cadet Irving on ant filling his officer's uniform, and I i never forget the graduatlor itself. WON'T SHED IINIVORMS Grduation took place at 3:30 ii llii» niornlne, for by 10 no om could stand In the desert sun. Evei at 8:30 it WRS 115 in the shade- it w*s JulV In the dcserl—but yovi couldn't pry the boys out of those now officers' uniforms. They stayed in them throughout thn entire rtay, and buying Hint (irst drink <>t. the Officers' club -,vns a ritual nru1 an orgy at the samrt lime. The cndcts never know from one day lo Ihe next whether thev are going lo''tnftke it- not until, the very week of graduation. I stayed Fall and Winter • Y U N E - U P SAVE gasoline . . . SAVE Tires. Gel All-round Rettcr Performance! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Tarts & Service 121 W. Ash Phone. 2122 NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS • Termites may be ruining your property. C«ll m« check-up without cost or obligation. j - . HATS, MICE Aim ROACH CONTHOt GUARANTEED WORK KS C. H. C. BLANKENSH1P HM For Good Insurance Caff W. M. Burns Agency, Ph. 3361 Writing complete Automobile Insurance, Plate Glass, Workman's Compensation, Public & Contractor's Liability and Fire Insurance on anything insurable. AGENCY 115 N. Second St. W. M. BURNS I Have Opened NEW OFFICES 104 S. Second Located In The First National Uank Building. New Phone, 2641 H. C.Campbell Kxelusive Real Estate Dealer ATLAC1DE Kills JOHNSON GRASS Sept. and Oct. are considered best months for poisoning. E.C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. niyihcvllle, Ark. Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While (Ms Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark, Phone 2911 Mr. Farmer: We Can Add Months To The Life O/ Tractor Tin Our modern equipment can handle even your largest tires. Repairs in lin»c will save you both dollars ami work days. Estimates without obligation. GUARANTEED WORK — CEILING PRICES MODINGER-POETZ TIRE CO. Hwy. Gt North Phone 2201 If you want to buy more War Ronrts SEI.I, US THE FUBNITUnF, VOB ARE NOT USIA'G, for cash! Also liberal trade-in allowance for old furniture on new. Alvin Hardy Furn. Co. 301 E. Afain Thonc 230Z Dr. J. L Guard Optometrist at Guard's J©welry 209 W. Main DRS. NIES & NIES OSTSOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY ff XCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 CUnic 614 Mall Blytherille, Ark. Phone 2121

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