The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 3, 1944
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) .COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 10-M THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W, RAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F, NOHRIS, Editor JAMES A. QATENS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, De- ( trolt, Atlanta, Memphis. •: Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday • Entered as second class matter at the post• office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. • Served by the United Press ~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES ' By carrier in tho city of Blythevllle, 20o per 'week, or 85c per month. By 'mall, within a radius of 40 miles, »4.00 per 'year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for threo months; 'by mail outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year 'payable In advance. Statistical Interlude Statistics were invented for the " busy man. Like dehydrated food, Uiey " are tlie essence of bulky, spacc-consimi- ! ing matter, condensed to u point where ' they can be taken at one trill)). But statistics can be nn idle, ! fascinating subject. Given Die leisure ; and inclination, one can drop these <tc- ; hydrated pellets of fact in the liquid of ; imagination and watch them swell nl- ; most to their former substance. We have spent part of the afternoon • curled up with a coxy table of figures • '• on marriage. These were collected at ' the cost of some weary leg work by Census Bureau employes who went ' around to license bureaus in 91 cities • of fOO.OOO population or more and '. found our how business was. ; Their findings boiled down to an un: suspected cutback in matrimony. Marriage, while undoubtedly here to stay, didn't flourish this year. Like miniature golf, filling station, the Brooklyn Dodgers and roadside hamburger stands, it- felt the.,manpower and/or material ; shortages.. Through August of this year, as ; compared with the first eight months of 19.43, the marriage license, business was off 30,f>08, or 8.1 per cent,- in these 91 cities. And in June the month of brides, the drop was M.I per cent. •: -The point is, we think, that June • was not the month of grooms. You will ' recall that the Army was approaching • its .required personnel about then. And ^ it's'" natural that weddings and draft • calls'should case off at the same time. "-•.• For in spite of the old folks' head- wagging, young people continue to hur- ; ry to get married before the groom •' goes to war, just as they probably have : in all wars. All the talk about the great ! hardship and injustice that war works i on separated newlyweds just can't counteract that normal, human need to have something to cling to when the ' world is coming down around your-ears. That's why marriages boomed before the cutback started. The Census figures also give us a little insight into various cilios' char- "acters. For a sample, Detroit issued half-again as many marriage licenses as Philadelphia this year, though it has only about four-fifths as many people —proving, of course, that it lakes more - ; than a global war to stampede I'liila- .delphians into anything. But one nugget of dehydrated intelligence refused to expand and clarify itself: From January to August, 1944, business at the Kansas City, Kan., license bureau increased 140.9 per cent over 19-13, while in Kansas City, Mo., -it dropped 63.1 per cent. ~- Try to figure that one out. Letdown There is always the possibility, political .speeches being what they arc, that the public may have a surfeit of them before Nov. 7. Accordingly, wu were delighted to see this headline in a trade paper; "Equal Radio Time Accorded FDU, Dewey and Dr. Watson." Splendid, we thought, .splendid'and wise. It was comforting to know that after confusing charges and countercharges, we may spin our dial for an equal dose of Sherlock Ilolmes's delightful companion and stooge. We hope we may be forgiven a slight feeling of letdown when we found that the headline referred to Dr. Claude A. Watson, the Prohibition Party's candidate for president. Education for Peace It would be well if all American educators from primary teacher to college dean could read the words addressed to their profession by the Marine Corps' commandant, Lt.-Gcn. Alexander Vandegrift. For they state clearly and authoritatively the important part that schools must play in .training a generation for active effort in the prevention of future wars. Educators cannot do the whole job, of course. Hut they can have tremendous influence in teaching the frightful lessons of war when, as General Vandegrift says, many others have forgotten them with the passage of time. "You will have to decide," the general points out, "whether to keep your appreciation of problems and obligations of real national security keenly alive and thus inspire others, or to let your interests slip until one day the whole matter has become remote and you trust vaguely that somewhere a few government and military officials are taking care of things." This ever-present concern for.peace should not; it seems to us, ,be left to the individual'teacher's responsibility. It might better become' a" part of educational policy; thoughtfully considered. The horror of ,war should not again be allowed to become a succession of facts in the history books, with occasional accents on .heroism Ui)d forge|- ; fulness of suffering. -A woman's eves are her most important ro- •'tnorttlc asset. Men don't know it. hut 11 is while 'looking Into a woman's eyes that they get Hie urge 0 propose.—Mis Morris. Kansas City, i Mo., beautician, to American Cofmctlclsn.';' Nations'.! Association. T "E* SERYICt. INC. T. M. (ItO. U. S. PAT. OFF.t Right in the Thick of It "I remember (lie day when you wiped my windshield and j gave the whole cur a dry cleaning just to sell me three j gallons—and by Jimmiuy, that day's coming again^!' i THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson • tOTHEYlAT Adjustments which may be made in our tax system prior to reaching the goal of a balanced budget should be solely for the purpose of Increasing our niUlolml income, providing for business expansion mid employment, and making, It possible, a nv>rc equitable distribution of.the, tax burden.—Rep. Robert U Doughton (D) of North Carolina, chairman Ways and Means Committee. * • • II anyone cries on my shoulder over Icnd- Icasc 1 always say thai for every $10,000,000 we gave Uicm we saved 100,000 soldiers 1 lives. Even if we never gel any of it back it will be money well spent.—Harry S. Truman. » • * The war will be you no matter win is elected president. This is not. n Democratic war or a Republican war. It ts our war and it will be our victory.—Gov. Walter E. Edge (R) of New Jersey. ' » • ^ . Many ncrrons of the highest technical attainment and knowledge and responsibility have grxxl hopes lhat It (war in Europe) will all .be over by the end of 1944. On the other hand; no one certainly not I can guarantee that .several months of 1945 may not he required.—Winston Churchill. • • > 'Ihc best way lor this country to assure Uself the unending enmity of Ihc pcoule ol (he devastated (vnmtrtcs is lo rcfu.'c to help from mir own storehouses, which will be bursting with goeris—Interior Secretary Harold U Ickes. IS 6.OOO FEET DEEP IN PLACES, If STILL HAS 0/Vf OF ITS WORK TO DO, As IT AMIS r cur ANOTHER 2,000 FEEf TO SET DOWN TO SEA LEVEL OF A LbCUSr TREE ARE WHERE'S ECMERP the dcnl. 1 learned about agents early in life. My wife, nee Barbara Dare, says she was a dancer before we were married seven years ago. If you ask me, she was probably a bookkeeper. I often say that I took n Dare back in 1D31. 1( you want lo buy more War Bonds SEI.I, liS THK FUKN1TUUE VOJJ ARK NOT USING, for fash! Also liberal trade-in allowance for old furniture on new. Alvin Hardy Furn. Co. 301 K. Main Phone 2302 S«T6 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S DrnfSttr* Main & Lake Phone Z8ZZ GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL €0. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 Fall and Winter TUNE-UP SAVE gasoline . . . SAVE Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! 11 SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - I'arfs & Service 121 W. Ash I'lionc 2122 10-5 ANSWER: Carson City, Ncv. NEXT:. Milkwecd.goes to wir. I Have Opened Nf W OFFICES In Hollywood 104 Second (WIillc Er.skinc Johnson is on 1 she keeps her husbami cleaned, varalinn, his column is being writ-1 | M . Wc ) invc n ijttic arrangement, trn bv "8'iesl conductors" from [ OI1 mo ney. H's an :;irr, of hers. Bar- amon£ his friends ami fans in Hollywood.) 1!V SONNY TUFfS (I'iiich-IIillins for Erskinc i .luhuson) If Mr. Morgentlmu is listening. I want him to know that I am his most devoted reader. Some people read the funny papers and some read Erskiue Johnson, but the day 1 rush up to the corner to grab Ihe. first edition is the clay, the Treasury Department .releases the figures on annual salaries. I read that Bi»g Crosby made $350.000 last year, Fred MacMnrray made $360.000, Claudette Colbert made $420.000 and Louis B. Mayer made $987,000. I hope these people arc very happy. Me. I'm a dollar-a-year man, the only one outside Washington. 1 hope that Crosby and MncMur- ray and Miss Colbert will conic "l> p nnd meet my wife. Barbara, some ! tlme. My wife is a very nice girl. She can cook fine and she always keeps (lie house spick and span. Located In The First National Bank Building. New Phone, 2641 H. C. Campbell I Exclusive Real Estate Dealer MR. FARMER DRAGLINE AVAILABLE About October 15th For Farm DiIdling—Make Arrangements Now. Surveying Of All Kinds Contact W. D, COBB, Civil Eng. P. 0. Uox 401, lilytlievillc, Ark. Phone 822 Buy Your 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 Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams bara gives ma a dollar a clay .pcud, all on myself. If you think Ibal gives me n rather neat take of S:ifi5 a year, she's Rot that figured out, too. COS1K THi: CATCHES The'way she tells it to me. there arc 52 Sundays a year, so that makes H 313 days. Then there arc the 11 legal holidays, not counting Columbus Day. bringim; it down to 302. Sice I'm on an cii;ht-horir day, 1'iii; not "working two-thirds of the time, so she knocks it down to 101. (She throws (lie fraction to me.) Then there's the lunch hour, which ellniinAtcs 15 days a year in nil. It's down to 85. On the set. what with lighting; setting up the camera and other things, nn actor usually works only half the time. That leaves 43 working' days. (I got another fraction.) •"- ;' This year I worked 40 days on Here Come the Waves." So far I've i vorked only two days in "Miss Susie Subtract 42 from 43. and t makes me a riollar-a-ycar man. | I c'in't break even. On six of my WSllTRY IT AGAIN By Sigrid Schultz c ," t. Mill, by ^T^rlil ii'il hy M^.V Str%! ull« 1m-. •£GAD,TWIGGS.'MARTHA 1 66R1OOS ABOOT MM TAKING A ORrXTVED 308 AS NIGUT VWCrA- MrXfJ At THE GLUE FACTOR.^.'— ft t VJO01.D FLEE, A^D DV^ELl. ---'--—- f- .-//i i '-fl pATA.GOfJlA,t^ TRIBE, 0OT V.' '*,•_ I <3W6.'6 60 ALBR.T. N0\vl TlAW \ i v a, MOTH COULOMT GET 1M OR. ) BETTER IKROOGH THE BLWIM& HOOP TrtS TMfe, IF ^OU OO^'T \\HVSr HAlR FULL OF I TRIED THAI' AM' I M CUCED.' OWE. U\NV r-MSSU? O'TOOl.V; ME CUTA TH' AM' ALL TH' VJAV TO HEQ. HOUSE. AM' WASHED ME BEFOCE SHE. FOUND I WASN'T HECSJ AQOU.MD WITH A VOUMG LIKE THAT--WHY DOMT YOU WITH GUVS- YOUR AGE SI2.E? POTS 0^ TvAW FOUR- PLV FRO\»M GHE POSTOFFICE! OUT Op Tr\E /VVMAOR.' TOO MUCH EQUAL|TS As ait. American -newspaper correspondciif in licrlin jrom 1S19 to 19-11, Siarid Scliiill; sain at first hand the events (hat Ice! from World Wnr T to World War U. And she saw the bcliincl-tlic- scciics ;)re|Kira(ion /or (lie com- inc; "tuar-in-j)ence" (lint stie luorns ))iny culminate iTi World W«r Ifl. This is flic sfori; of Gcrninni/'s plnits to loin Hie pence, plans Hint even now arc being put info effect. * * * VIII AS ho wormed his way forward. Ililler WHS bothered by his inability to launch the huge prnpa- gnnri.-i campaign of his dreams, lie scoured Munich xnitil he found the poet-newspaperman, Dietrich *wklni! days Barbara has been nlc p I Kckart, who luiew all uboiit prop- mh to have lunch with me. I. aganda. He, too, longed for n , av 1 Greater Germany mid a man who Tl'.en I here are necessary business could bring it about.^ When lie sav expenses. For example. I bought a ' ••--*--.-- -- Irink for Mr. DC Sylva in Anril. i HnvinK been unable t') efft-el a more suitable :irrani:rmcnt at home, i riiire Barbara keeps the niaav biink well scrreted. I mnsl admit that 1 have been forced to achieve sol- vencv hv somewhat scurrilous, means. My staiK'i-tn. Charley Campbell, is nn extremclv resoiirccful man. Charley usually has money on Ills person and shire we are together so much of the time, wo have found that it -saves us considerable cm- I harr.tssincnt if Charley pays our bills. I At the end of e.ich picture. I nay t Charley a sizeable bonus, by dint cf careful saying throughout pro- • w! duotlon, and thr sale of such ar- J - tlclcs as I am able to spirit out of thn' house. IN DAYS Or MOUK 1 hark back to the days when I »'<ts under my father's cure. M.V fatl-cr was a very kind man. This is evidenced by the faut. well documented by many '• O. U.'s written in my chilo'ish scrawl nnrf -.vhich still repos^ in the family vaults, Under inv father's munitlccnco I received SO cents a day. every day, and in cash, with no strings attached beyond a 25-ccnt kickback to my older brother, who negotiated Hitler entranced hy his own visior of himself as n great politica leader, the poet Eckavl was the first to address him as "meir Fuehrer," my leader. Dietrich Eckart went lo work to improve the grammar, the oratory and the education of his fuehrer It was an advantage to the news papcrman in the little town o Munich lo he close to an intimat of a Black Rcichswehr leader win had enough money to procure bin a newspaper of his own, as Roehn did. The paper was a weekly bj Ihc name of the Voclkischcr Beo bachlcr. Hitler bought it a shor ..•bile later, partly with America- dollars loaned to him hy his half American follower, Ernst Hanf stacngcl. Hitler's and Kclsarfs propa sranda campaign worked. B July, 1821, they had succeeded i • gelling their first hold on a Ger i man group outside of German} hy accepting the name of the Atis tvlan anti-Semitic National Socia ist Party. Hitler became Vnchrcr. Most of Ihe origin members bad .cilhci- resigned had accepted minor posts. B Hitler had surrounded luinsc tli friends: the student IJudolf ess, the poel Dietrich Eckarl, the :iccr Ernst Rochm, the organizer rcgor Slrasscr. * * * [IE Nazis worked out a Parly rilual and Party histrionics, to ve the masses the circus per- >rmance which the Republic was ,o proud lo provide. Finding :ead for the masses, rather lhan reuses, demanded Ihe Republic's hole attention. While his Storm roopcrs paraded, Hillcr con- nued his boring from within, go- ig from one rival fuclion to the cxt, picking the members' brains nd leaving seeds of ambition and istrust. Watching his success, 'aplain Rochin look him to Gcn- ral LudendorfV as a potential suc- essor to Ka])p. Hiller had studied everything ritten or said about Ludcndorff. Ic appeared to glow with admira- ion lor "the greatest man in the 'atherland." Hitler's awkwardness nd shyness won both the general uid his wife. Hitler first attempted open alack on a big scale in November, 923, when he ordered his hcnch- nen to seize power and compelled _ General LtidcndorlT to support scmii'ism. lim in the crisis, using him as a iludgeon ' against bis friends. Ludcndorff never recovered the prestige lost during the Beer Hall ?utscli and the subsequent trial. ing a time when every other day had provided a sensation — the marriage of the Kaiser in his miniature, court in Holland, or arson, or. a plot, or a minor war which threatened the peace of Ihe; world. To see Gen. Erich von Luden- . dorfl, one-lime quartermaster general of the Imperial German army,, forced to defend himself in a Re- . publican court, together with a half-illiterate agitator, foaming at (lie mouth in a cold, calculated! fury—this spectacle was a sensation indeed. Some of the papers gave it the amplest possible space. Most of them were democratic organs, and many of their writers were gifted German, Austrian, or Hungarian intellectuals of Jewish origin. They believed that if they reported the statements of the accused verbatim," including the exaggerations and the boasls, they would compromise the prisoners in the eyes of the German reader. These men greatly misjudged German reaction, as many of them have done ever since, out of. loyally to Germany. The general and (he soldier deserved to be punished tor Ihcir plol agciinsl Ihe slate. A dignified judiciary and a perceptive press could have convinced the people of this necessity. But irony and jeers only aroused their protective instincts and intensified Ihcir latent anti- General Ludendorfl had exulted lo bis wife in 1918 that the Republic was already lost because it had failed to execute him and his associates. Hitler had an equal iurther weakened htm, until many observers forgot the tremendous work he had done to entrench his militarislic and indoslrialist associates in impregnable positions. But Hitler gained by both Ihe Beer Hall Putsch and the subsequent trial. True enough, the Putsch had failed, but it also removed Ludendorfl, his potential rival, into the background. Turning failure into a kind of victory, Hitler utilized the trial to gain not| merely national but world-wide publ icily. 1IEN the trial took place Sn 1924 the general situation had duiclcd down in Germany, follow- W right to triumph during the Munich trial. The judge, who was in the pay of the Republic, who had taken an oath to the Republic, displayed such ultcr servility lo Hitler that a Rcichswehr officer, who had been called in as a wit-; ness, left Ihe court in protest. The people's response showed Ihe depth of Ihcir feeling, for Iho fortress of I.andsberg - on - Lccii, where Hitler was sentenced as an "honorable political prisoner," was Hooded with flowers and gifts. It was a remote, place, but Hitler- had a constant stream of prominent visitors both from Germany; and from abroad. (To Be Continued);

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