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."fAGB'lTOUK' BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVmiiECOURIER NEWS " * " "THB COURIER NEWS CO. , , , H. W. HA1NES, Publisher • • - - BAMTJEIi P. MORRIS, Editor __ JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager "• Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. j Published Every Afternoon Eicept Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- olfice at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October fl, 1917. Served by the United Press "~ " SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 20o per k, or S5a per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, Sfl.OO for six montlis, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. Eh'd of Slavery General Eisenhower lias issued two "emancipation proclamations" .since our armies entered Gcrnmny. One was his appeal to the impressed foreign workers in the Reich to begin 1 their fi;;ht against the Nazis.- The other was his statement of the conditions of military government in conquered German territory. '•^s-.i. •- r . .,•_-.. ^.Eolh of these proclaim a release from slavery. And both give promise of a slow and painful fulfillmejit. For <the- slave 'labor seized and transported from occupied nations, General Eisenhower's* summons brings the prospect of suffering and death to many. But suffering and death arc not new to these unhappy victims of war. Now those sacrifices will be for the sake of an open blow, if not a strong one. Before, their weapons were Die slowdown and sabotage. Now liberation is at leas!: close enough for them to rise up, and to harass and divert the Gestapo. After all, there are an estimated 11 million foreign workers in Germany. Their number, and the scores they have to settle, must strike fear to may Naai hearts. The general's other proclamation offers freedom to a nation of apparently willing slaves. It is a severe document, as ; i(; shpuld be. It offers stern justice and swift action against any infringements of military, regulations. It do. mands, discipline and prompt obedience. It remains to be seen whether the occupation will invite spying and sabotage ,aml whether the enforcement of vent it. After all, we arc not liberating France-now, but conquering Germany. -Howevei, the Germans are not the -Stench -* A guess, based on past performance ^"aml made far from the scene, is that <*theie will be no such resistance from *the Geiman population as the Nazis eii- Tcounteied in the occupied lands. If the 1 ordinary Geiman had a fierce will to .defend hu, way of life under Hitler, the JBisenho\\ ei proclamation would only 'make^him more cautiously determined. But it is doubtful that the Fuehrer's 'way of life looks as inviting as it did even a year ago. So it may be that these rules of military occupation will turn out to be less a defeiib]\c weapon than a psychological one Stnct regulations, hard discipline, swift punishment, these arc things that-the acquiescent Germans have been used to. Only this time (heir dictated behavior is a preliminary to responsible self-government—a circumscribed, carefully /watched government, but their responsibility nevertheless. The days of • disastrous paternalism are ending. Aiid there must be some Germans who are exhilarated at the prospect. If General Eisenhower can find and trust them,; the first step toward the future Germany may perhaps be taken. Down on the Postwar Farm It may be that the beating of swords into plowshares will take on a new twist after thin war. Already the jeep, or some form of it, is promised for farm work. The Department of Agriculture says that come post war we shall be able to attack mosquitoes with the aerosol bomb, apparently a combination of air raid and gas attack which is harmless to man. A message from France says that mine detectors have been used by GI's to locate caches of brandy that French farmers buried to keep them from the Germans. And if this can be done, it seems reasonable that we may sec a modification of the doctor capable of locating woodchucks and gophers, and of divining where granda loft her spectacles or mother hid the family nest egg. Perhaps, loo, the bazooka will come lo replace the scarecrow and shotgun guardian of the vegetable garden. And Junior, sent to find the wandering herd and bring it in for milking, may line up their position with his portable radar sol, ami summon them with a "Co, Boss" on his walkie-talkie. It may even be necessary to revise Mother Goose lo read: "The jeep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn." Try It Again, Slowly Let's see, now. Tiig business is all for Mr. Dewey. It is also all for the Little Steel Formula, which is the bul- of Mr. Roosevelt's "hold the line" policy. And the CIO is all for Mr. Roosevelt. It is also all for breaking the Little Steel Formula, which is the bulwark of Mr. Roosevelt's "hold the line" policy. That makes the Dewcy supporters supporting Mr. Roosevelt, and the Roosevelt supporters bucking their own man. Gertrude Stein could put it better, and more confusingly. lint that's the general idea. Super Solution A Japanese magazine has called on the Japs for "super efforts" to step up war production. The Pacific command will undoubtedly provide- an antidote for the new super efforts with bombs from those new Siipcrfoiis—the H-29's. •SOTHET SAT Our (rouble Is that there are too mmiy lines over which we have lo get agreement, More things can be (V)nc.—George T. Christopher, president Packard Motor Co., on reconversion, • * • After (his war there will be no vital forces Iclt In Europe but Christianity nncl Soviet Russia. We must make mi Intelligent and persistent effort to work out European problems with Russia In a way that will be mutually satisfactory.—Dr. Georee N. Schuster, president Hunter College. • * • The basis for tasting peace Is fundamentally an economic one. Let Germany keep her industries, Vnit break up her industrial monoirolics. 1. O. Pnrbcn nlone L-; innclc tip of 177 corporations. —Sen. Hurley M. Kilgorc (D) of West Virginia. » • • I can assure the House <of Commons) that (he war against the Japanese and other diseases ot the Jungle will be pressed forward with the utmost energy.—Winston Churchill. • • » The soldier of World War I was betrayed by (he ralMshuess of his day that masqueraded under the banner of normalcy. The soldiers ot World War II will be .similarly betrayed unless religious forces of the nation rise and co-operate In establishing world law and order bused urvm economic justice.—Methodist Bishop G. Bromlcy Oxiuan of New York. I SIDI GUNCK FRIDAY, OCTOBER C, 19<U ten: itu BV KEA SIRVKE. inc. T. M. Rta.'u. a. PUT. orr. ID-It II Y'Know, Mebby the Si I ly Braggarts Mean^.t' \(. a i&fc^, ^^} "This old letter Pop wrote you says he wns f^oing to borrow $50 from, the office for your honeymoon, so I hope you won't ask me about my friends' financial status my morel" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson - IT'5STULA POPULAR SUPERSTITION OVER THE COUNTRY THAT IF WASPS BUILD7HEIR . NESI5 ///&//, IT'.S SblNS TO BE A : ' HARD WINTER... TflE SMART LITRE INSECTS BUILDlMG •SAFELY OUT OF •.-OAN6ER FROM 'SNOWDRIFTS. -SENSE IS NOT SO ELEANOR 6RABHER, Ion's death. Airs. Bni-toti and Wade were arrested Monday on a misdemeanor charge. At the time of her arrest, All's. Barton was unconscious and a arge of drunkencss was placed against her. However-, doctors later saiil she had suffered a heart attack and she was removed to a hospital. I Pulaskt coroner Dr. Howard A. Dlshongh, who investigated Mrs.) Barton's death, says she died from , a hemorrhage of the brain ami that i the injury apparently was caused by a blow on the head. Read Courier News Want Aon. Dr. J. L Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jswelry 209 W. Main CONHINS ASOUr TWO MIUtON SQUAKE. M/LES OF ISLANDS. COPR. \ r t\\ BY NEA SERVICE. IKC: NKXT: iviir.n Is a flat fisli not.a flatfish?.. In Holly wood (While ftrskinc Johnson is on vacation, his column Is being written £llrsl comluclurs" from amonj; lits friends aii|| fans in Hollywood.) 11V JOAN DAVIS (IHnch-lliUhiK fur lirsWnc Johnson) Ever sec inside a comic's brain? You haven't? O. K. Tell you what I in going to do. I'm going to show you my bruin. Don't laugh. I'm being serious. Comics have brains. Take mine, for instance. FrenucnUy il works like a elick—first H goes lick, .nnd then lock! 1'ull up a microscope and lei's look. As the microscope is slowly adjusted, out of the distant horizon we sec that my brain has two parts. One side says a Joke is funny. The other side says it's not tunny. I hhed an iiinulrc to leJ) me the score. It was 0-0! Seriously, that Is how a comedian's brain !s made. Actually, one side doesn't say a joke is funny. That side is the brain file. The other side Dial argues is better Judgment. Here's something you didn't know. Before a comedian tells 11 joke, he When we repair the slioes they art; truly renewed. Fine leathers, male—«,.,,-- rials and highly skilled workmanship make the footwear smart, nciv looking besides adding miles and miles of comfortable wear. CVme to the modern, complete shop. QUBUTY SHO€:SHOP !>11.1 'iW. , : M J*1 >l , STtf Qyr,Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way ByJ, R. Williams WHY-UH- VlHALFWiSH \NO,MD-WE MISS CHiusY, \ WOMEKI WORKED \ LEARWEP FORGOT 1O I HERE 1W OUR , QUICKER N INFORM YOU S.PAV-'iDUKWOW /SPITE OF OUR THOSE HOLES \WHAT HE'D OF \PUMBUESS.' DOWTUEED ISAIDTOUS-- DIPLOMACY OIL-BUT 1 DO J'YOU FAIHEAP, / LEAVES ADMIRE YajR-S roURiW'OiL IM \ DOUBT-\\'E UH-DILI6EMCE.') Trf CEM1ER JsiEVER GOT HOLE Or A f AMY SO VMF RF SHrXFT.' TH-Mfe/'^..KIEVER LPH JUSTACPCMT, ' VOL! FOOL >-^ v ^ ; 'Kv^ -::•--:•. .^vS^^/A p!.,-; v , ^«%VWs" v -a HOLD IT. MKTOR.' IT'STlM AND VME HEf\RD ^00 vrtixr BOT'osi- HOLtR.' WE'D 'l'OU LIH& A COLD •5TOVIE, 80T NOU'RE /XS 9WARP AS A KID VMMT- PORme CIRCUS UMLOAD 'H\lS/'^u,,KlEVER LP1=- :MT, ,-j w "''\iM DOL-&T/ •'" / ^,' ^'"O^---- -f .^r>»S :...-,* >>. \> LADIES AND 'GEMfLEMEM' has actually (within the space of 1 a' few split seconds) pulled from five to 10 jokes out of his brain file. His teller judgment argues until the riant joke fits Ihc situation, then better judgment laughs and'releases that joke to the comic's mouth. LIKE A MACHINK Let's prove this. Tnkc anulher look through the microscnpc. You'll see that the brain is built like a machine au^ notice my file side clr-sely. Whenever I neid a joke fund I sure need one now) a brain messenger presses a button and a joke pops down a chute. Three wheels start going around and if they stop ou two cherries and a lemon," five jokes drop out. A comedian continually cleans out old jokes from his brain. Just like when you clean house. Quite often your better judgment goes on a vacation. That's when comic types himself by his jokes. Every story lhat comes out of his brain has the same formula. Recently this happened to inc. It was \vhcii the armed forces were awarding pretty girls special titles The Inugli part of my brain immediately gave me jokes likr: "I've been voted Mi:a Tank Trap of •44." These jokes got me a lot of laushs. It kept on unlil suddenly t realized Ihey hnd gone too far on (ills formula. I held a houscclcan- ing. OUT C:O.MI-'S A JOKK Look acain at my brain. You'll ;ce jokes there to fit nny situation. Whenever I want a joke about the weather, all t do Is Up the brain messenccr. Out comes "It's been so hot thai when 1 went home the other day. I saw some ice cubes taking a shower!" All comics' brains work that way. One comedian has toured so many Army camjxs and told so many service stories every one of his jokes has chevrons. Another comic I know has so many jokes in his brain he has no room to think, so his brain moved out. If yon want to buy more War Bonds SELL US THE FURNITURE VO!J ARE NOT USING, for cash! Also liberal (railc-in allowance for old furniture on new. Alvin Hardy Furn. Co. 301 E. Main Phone 2302 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 MR. FARMER DRAGLINE AVAILABLE About October 15th For Farm Dilchinf—Make AmmeemeiUs Surveying Of All Kinds Contact W. D. COBB, Civil Eng, 1>. 0. I!ox 401, Blyihcvillc, Ark. Phone 822 Now. DRS. WES & NIES OST£OPATH/C PHYSICSAKS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main BIytheTilte, Ark. Phone 2»21 OERMANV W(ti TRy (T AGAfN v 'By S/grid Sc/iu/fz c ; i ;" r !; Police Question Man In Death Of Woman, 64 LITTLE HOCK, Oct. 6 (UP)— A Little Rock man is being held by police for questioning in connection «•!!!; flip death of 05-year-oW Mrs. r,ue Ella Harton In Little Rock hospiial Tlinvsdtiy. John II. Wncic Is lielnj held In j.MI without formal charge pending further investigation of Mrs, Bar- As nn American newspaper correspondent in Berlin from ISin to 19-11, Sigrirt Schnliz saw ot first hand the events thai led from World War 1 to World War 11. And she saw the beliim!-tlic- sceiies preparation for the com- i?iS "umr-in-pcacc" flint she warns may culminate in \Vorfd War 111. This is the story o/ Germany's plans to tuiii (lie jieace, ptniis dial evert tioto are being }>M into effect. * * * XI ALL, through the lime devoted •"• to laying tlic groundwork lor Nazi domination, Hitler worked tirelessly, strictly adhering to the counsel of the.German scientists who were coaching him and his friends lor the job designed by the secret general staff. The Nazi cells in every factory, in every odice, in every school, reported regularly (o their Party superiors, working- like termites lo undermine the Republic. Slorn- Troopers organized the men for training and auxiliary Party work, while the stronger men were enrolled in the Schnlz Slaftcl. Training courses lor future political leaders, for sublcaders, for youth groups, for women, for informers; health services, cabarets, press fliul propaganda services, nil spread the Nazi creed of German superiority to the rest of humanity and of Nazis lo the rest of the Germans. Think back lo the nmlovmining and seizure ot Austria, to the weakening ot unity among the small powers of the Little Kntente nmong the big powers of the Allies, to the fifth-column activities in France and every other country conquered by the Germans and you will find the same pattern wherever you turn; on cm side, only complacency in tin guardians ot the law; on the other deceit, intrigue and calumny, ter rorism and intimidation—ever; step accompanied hy scientifically controlled propaganda cntnpaigi and climaxed by the thust of t. hy slprlil ompact, carefully co-ordinated ody of trained men. That was ho system through which the azis came lo dominate Germany —the Hitler system. * * * -TOW was the Hitler system applied in foreign countries? hrough many channels. There vcre: (1) Germans or hyphenated Jcrmans living abroad who could e coerced into working for the (2) Groups won lo Nazi think- ng by anti-Semitism. (3) Groups which fell for the izi claim thst Nanism wns a irotcction against Communism. (4) Groups believing they could lain bigger profits by co-opcrat- ng with the Germans. (5) Occupational groups hop- ng for success through Nazism. In Germany, Nazi decrees gave ;hc state precedence over the individual. Abroad, they reversed the propaganda. A mouthpiece in each group complained about the way the government sabotaged .heir professional interests. II they would co-operate with some (camouflaged) Nazi group, it would find means of compelling the local state to favor them (G) The World War I veterans in all countries of the world. The veterans wanted no more ars; they wanted a lasting peace At their conventions in the important European cities, the> fraternized, and they rejoicci when friendly Germans assurcc them that Hitler's momimcnla architectural projects would take several generations lo complete. It one went to the trouble o pointing out indications of imminent Nazi aggressions, many o them would buvst out, "But tin Nazis all say they love peace." # * * H^IF. bulky files of inside infor •^ niation procured by Nay agents cannot all be destroyed by British, American and''"Russia bombs. The agents can't all b killed ill action. Hitler surely h.is.morc than .on et of Hies and one set ol spies. incc you start \vilh agents and gitators, you have: lo have others o cheek on Ihem, and ultimately whole network of secret serv- ces. The Nazi plan has been car- icd out or furthered abroad by: (1) Organizations of Germans iving abroad and affiliated local lerman clubs; colonial associa- lons. (2) Official German diplomatic cprescnlativcs, consuls, military, ir and naval attaches. (3) Nazi Party representatives mong the diplomats. (•!) Gestapo agents masquerad- :ig as factory foremen, machili- sts, bridge-tenders, postmen, air- aid wardens, and the like. (5) The local equivalents of the ormer National Socialist clubs, under various aliases. (G) The German milit.iry cs- onage' service under Colonel \'icolai. (7) The commercial espionage crvicc of German big industry, naking use of their American connections in cartels, trusts, igi-ccmcnls to exchange news, s service aets lo restrict foreign production and create trouble. (8) So-called patriotic associa- ions with pro-Nazi backers. (9) Perverts and criminal r'tS- ncnts which must obey the Nazis or risk exposure—the blackmail :uard. (10) The Kiiltur groups, bare- 'oot dancers, musicians, singers, so-called discussion clubs, professors, and students who think they ire being brave and unusual by espousing Nazi theories. (11) Anli-Semitic associations and their pvo-Nazi, pro-Fascist collaborators. (12) The individuals whoso riches or prominence entitle them lo special cultivation. Traveling to Germany, they received the finest luxury suites and the best of good times at the expense of. the German government. And back in Berlin, in Stnll- Rarl, in Hamburg, in Erfurt, in Munich, in Vienna, little mouse- like men and women study their reports from abroad. Aud as they index and Across-index them, they fed that they ha,vo their fingers on the puUc ot Iho world. ._ (To Be Continued)

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