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ttttaer Oo, Hw Tock, Obl«*M Mt, AttanU, Mempbl*. ™ Bra? Aftenuxe Ku»(* .Rwter fetetad M teoond elut matter »t 'tjie'pit- •Okoe M BlythevlUe, ArtcwiKU, under >et of Oom, Ocfc**r «, HIT. by tin United •r eurtir In the cltr of Blrtb'e?Ul«, Me Wf week, or »e per month. ' , ? jkfjouiU. ^Jthta » r*<Huj <* « mile*, *400 per *r, V 00 for tix montH'H 00 far three mcetbi: tail ouUWe 60 mile xooe (10,00 per jttt In Sdnu\« ^ Hopfe for the Oppressed In sp;((j of Ihe confusion and contin- dieUpri of posl-wiir policies, fbcru can btireh be no disagreement among the Allies \\ith President Roosevell's pledge to the victims of Axis oppression in Europe and Asia It may cany only slender hope of immediate aid, but its solemn promise of punishment for the persecutors can and must be kept The President's most direct appeal was to Go mans ajid all qtherp undei NaH rule to conceal the pei scented and help them to escape. It was an appeal to decency mid humanity which will certainly be heeded, although its fulfillment is beset with difficulty and danger. The difficulty is particularly great in tlie case of European Jews. ^'Hh the Balkans in tlie hands of the Nazis and the floor to Palestine now closed, the avenues of escape are few. They are faced with death "on the very eve of. triumph over the barbarism which their persecution symboliy.es." The danger is clear to every compassionate person in Nazi-dominated countries—thnl in saving a hunted man's life, he is putting his own in jeopardy. Bui this has not kept many humane and courageous people from aiding fugitives. There must be many others who have acte'd- against their conscience through fejir. Now, partkuilnrly in the satellite countries, they mny dare lo net with decency even though the danger has increased. Hungary, for example, has had rer pressive regulations for several years. But though the governent aped the sjarules of the Third Reich, neither its officers nor its citizens went lo the fanatically cruel lengths of the Germans. There and in the Balkans, as Mr. Roosevelt pointed out, hundreds of thousands of Jews have at least found a haven from death. The new puppet government in Hungary has just passed stricter anti-Jew- ( ish laws. But each day the Red army approaches nearer. Now men of good jvill in Ifungary and the Balkans may dare to follow the impulses of decency. Those jyhp hesitate may heed the President's righteous warning that '.'all w|io knowingly take part in the deportation of Jews to their death in Poland or N9rwegians and French to'their death in Germany are equally with the executioner . . . shall share the punishment." This is a warning which the Advancing Russians undoubtedly will second. Ore ft of Womonpower The American Association of University Women has gone on record as . favoring the drafting of women for military service, if the need is demonstrated by the War and Navy Departments. This is a bold statement on a touchy subject that has been hinted at >.,*r«ff''«%* ~ qften but>6elu,oni discussed .openly. The; & is bound lo be considerable opposition, much of H bnsed oil whispered exaggerations. This is unfortunate and unfair to the splendid young .women already in the service and the excellent job, they aic doing. Rut if manpower needs become increasingly acute, tlie .subject of .selective service for women , w j)l have lo be discussed sanely, Kuily, and openly. In with a discussion three points at least wjll .sutcly he put forth in favor ot conscuption: the .ilmosl unanimous approval by top mililaiy officials of'the \voik .(heady done; the failure of rc- auitmcnl to meet \VAC and \VAVK quot-'s; the guat as.sislance that English women have given under a compulsory service law '(***.?, jDOPjiga Save The Wehrmacht ' :n October of lust year certain captured German army officers were allowed to form an association in Moscow Apparently Iho speeches made on Hint occasion were not reported In Great Britain or the United Slnles, Severn! passages, however, recently were quoted by Julius Eixstein in a letter to the rtc.w York Times, anil it must lie admitted, that they make rather remarkable reading. •Tlie commo^i \themc of the speakers scr-ris 'to have been (lie necessity of saying the Oermnn nj'.niy. ficn. Walter Von Sevdlilz, for example, te, .qu.oled as iirahiB his countrymen to tlirow 'ont tlie Hitler regime ami then recall the Wchrnihcht lo Ihe /rentiers of Oermnny. "An honorable peace," he went on, "can be in store only for n •People whose army is not disintegrated, It is the imperative need of the hour to conclude u trace .that will forestall the' disintegration of the •Wehrmnch.i." : A Colonel Vou Hooven praised "the accomplishments of tho Intc Cicn. Hans Von Sceckt, the founder.of Ihe. Gmmmmilitary system which clrcumyciUed the. Allied disarmament' control or the Reich niter Ilie'last war. He advocated tlie preservation -of tli'd Wclirmaclit after- this waV, "to keep order within Oermnny and'to re/>re.5eni German Interests." A Drit;. Gen. Lnttnin'mi e'x- . claimed: ."Save the men of tlie Wehrinncht for Q.eimnny! . . . Save'((lie'German'ar'my) for lh.0 new Germany ns an instrument of pence!" Presumably this German officer organization was established under Soviet auspices to weaken support, for. the Nazi Government nt home'and to spread disaffection among German soldiers in the field. Nearly six months .Jiaye pnsscd and there Li still no 'evidence that Vhns had cither result. The apjieal to the Wehrinncht appears to have been particularly Ineffective. Despite immense defeats, no- more Stalingrad surrenders have occurred. As n propaganda s.lrniegein, .therefore (he German officers' orfaiilzntlon musi now be regarded by the Russians as a failure. Indeed little more hns been licnrcl , or it D ttt the ' thoughts expressed i.t.lls'fdiuHlatlon : £ hoiild not be forgotten. For here ,ts the old Gcrinan thcpry °t sav.ns the army at any cost. These officers ,of. course, pretended ihat the Wehrmacht fs «eqd«d for the Rood of the German-people-am! world peace. If we of the United ' Nation* fall for Hint (rick. ng!l i n , , we wi!1 t , cs?rvc [o ^ beaten by the "new Germany" 1,, its mxt Bt _ tempt (o conquer m. —KANSAS CITY STAR. THEY SAT When a man hath taken a new wife he shall no go out to .wr, neither .,!,„,, he be charged >vUh any business; but he shall be free nt home one year and shn il cheer ,, P h, sw ,fe which he "' fo - ieronomy - o, leave for three officers ov.ersco., 18 months "r being married in. than s ix do It up to help keep her famed '.'And I never wnnl to_soy you uyuin'as long as 1 live—sir!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD '.fl TENTS ;>««;'? F \V1L,V,A PARI, .NEXT: Arc onioiis Rood for what ails you? in Hollywood BY EKSKINE JOHNSON : war plants A bninlrcsscr will) a bottle : of ,* Veronica' did-for two pictures. wttter is convoying Veronica LaKeJudw it's down aeain because she's in hcr nbw knows cigaret • « , . u ln5 ' n e a cEiuct amous hair from hiding both her •fllm-and everyon "'* yes It's like this: The most famous cad of hair In the world is being 8' 1 ' 1 ? "<ivcr get mossed up with ma' long and loose again. It's not ing yes. But now that it's down, and onger than ever. It Illes around. In net, It's'nil over the'place—Veron- ca's face. / The' camerarnan looked into his amcrir ihe first day on the set of BriiiK On the Girls" and Veronca's whole face, including both yes, were hidden by her hair. The halrdrcs.sihs department nought some goo would do the rick, but Veronica said no. She ranted It 'to -look Roft. So finally hey gave the hairdresser a bottle of water and ordered her to wBt town Veronica before every scene. But the ilgh'ls are so hot the wa- cr doesn't last long. It's Just one vet-down after another. CHEW FAMOUS FAST Veronica's hair, you may recall, e're Ana told Veronica so between wettings. "I'm tired of reading about it, too," Veronica yawned. It was just tmiMe anyway, she said, the ivay she had been kidded. qags like: "I opened da closet door nnd Veronica Lake fell in my arms —then I discovered it was only a famous more rapidly than' it SHE KVKN WASTED SOME jrcn- naturally until It gal to a point where the WPB asked her to >ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Q u w -•^——- _ ^ \j,-i ' ' J By J. R. Williams HOLD tT. 61VTCU! WEM THtvT BALL CONKED HIM XEW.0UT HE CALLED • IT A IT I SAID A 8l6 SCRDOT 3UST SlOUR 6UNJDLE OF ' — '—' ~ THAJJ ine T?..P TO THE SOUTH SEAS. UM- S.C. HKv C&-vT, SO T WA";t7i IEP V.'H'CH 'MovJ pro i EM6R. FALL •feORKl THIRTY YEARS TOO SOOM maybe you're tired ot reacl- about Veronica take'* hair weary ol w^in ' floor mop.' adio school, is enroute to DeRid- Icr, La., where he will be station- d. ' . • Also a guest of the Jacksons, and ithbr relatives, is Mrs. Jackson's Brother. Scrgt. Burks J. King, who has arrived from Oahu, Hawaii, iergearit King, who participated in he 'battle of Ihe Marshall Islands, :ame throiigli without 'injury. Another of Mrs. Jackson's brothers, First Sergt. Ted o. icing, rc- .uhied to Fort Dix, N.- J., reccnt- y after spending a 15-day fur- ough with his parent's. Mr. and Irs. Joe R. King of Lcacliville. Sergeant King, who was accompanied home by his family, has ince sailed for foreign duty. Corp. and Mrs.' Men T. Eoff have High ronica point in the career of Vc Lake's hair, I guess, wai when she discovered it was worth nearly three billion dollars. On a War Bond tour, she sold a lock of 10 strands for $180,000. The normal head has 150,000 strands (we looked ii- up in a book), so simple arithmetic gels.a total value of $2 • for that hair. During the four years she's sjient in pictures, Veronica has snipped off 48 inches to keep it the propel length. This is enough over-production to stuff a pillow. . Join this hair in a single strand and you have 7,200.000 inches, 01 600,000 feet or more than ISO miles This, of course, is enough to Us 300 kites out of sight, go 75 time, around the entire Paramount studio, lie up all her Christmas packages for 18 years or make a rope strong enough to hang Hitler and his gang—or drive Hollywood col umntsts crazy. That's why this is positively the lastlast column about Veronica's hair. (Mrs. J. just found three strands of Veronica's hair on the suit we wore to the studio today. Mrs. J wns kinds mud nixwt. those bioncie hairs until we lold her they were from Veronica's head Worth about $55.000.) and were Rigfit Where It Hurts'Most MONDAY, t APRIL 3 1944 •' : • - —'.'.'...'.'.'.J, VOU'DBETTER .|j REDUCE THAT i'. •—:-• .j ir-T-w : -— T*r-:W,r/:>'-'Sj?.- " ^-"^ " A ^i^W^S^t;* been tbe guests of Mr. and -Mrs, Dumb as He Looks to Orlando. Pla., where he is awnit- Jnckson,' parents of Mrs. Eoir. Cor- "'B orders to nUeml cadet school po'ral Eoff has recently returned, wh "e Mrs..Eoff remained in Manila with her parents. '. J. LOUIS CHERRY Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Blythevllte, Ark. • DRS. NIES & NIES QSTfOPATH/C PHYS/C/ANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPEC!ALTY (EXCEPT CANCER; OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-li:00 ond 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main BIytheville, Ark. • Phone 2921 At first glance this looks like a Jap prisoner being m;:rcheci along by a British captor, but it's just a realistic dummy, used in "Know Your Kncmy" demonstration at Indian base ordnance depot in Ceylon. MAKE YOUR TIRfS Last As Long As Possibly! • Rotate Tires • Check Pressure • Check Brakes • Check Shock Absorbers! • Check Wheel Alignme.nl- ; Ph. 519 Lee Motoi Sales K»rl Stone, Shop Foreman SOT E. Mate ••Sirs'."DAI/TON C. FOWLSTON, BX. ORGANIST nnd TEACJIER " v ot PIANO - ORGAN 7 nnd VOICE Former New York Organist & Tenchet For Appolhlirienl ffrlle Mrs. Fowlaton 1101 Chltkasawba or PSaae By Rolcrt D, L«A James p. Jackson Jr., arrived Friday from Stoyx Falls, S. D.. to spenrt a 17-day furlough \vith his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Sr.. of Route 3, Manila. PrK-ale jack- son, who recently graduated from A Calnnnlnrnrnn-r, lllDklll)? fur .^(.IIKr Htriljv.l (Tllvo.t •>JI il Xoillnnln-r *'vciiln^ f,, null, ronic. iijxin „ »l,-k AlniTiKi-r «1u, hurtlcnH mm -vvltli TITI lni|iiir|[itit wrJl'«cii liioraKf. Scrkriic hrl,,. ,ii f fnrlnrr lulls '111111 I.m,,•!,., l,|,,, M ,Tt oiil. Ulirn he rrrlvrji'lmllistnincrr nnO ,Jnc.«.»n(re nri- ^IJIH-. ,\i» <mc' Ijr- UcvCH IllK InlC. . f T II E * T 0 II V , .!„„ ,,f ,rlk. Czcchowlotiik. hnx mi iimilrnnunt Fitit-ln itKfi ilninkcn .{fin Vnrlicrc cllirlnit nil Amcrlcim l.ieluii'crle- lirtlUuu. TUB VISIT VIII TT was not until several years later thai any of us in i], c family learned of the part my father played in the Jiltle drama which was the sequel to the encounter with the drunken Norberg. Tlie first act of that sequel took place m a grove along the Arkansas Ilivcr about a week ;ifter Ihe Norberg ineklenl. It was during a meeting of the loc.il chapter of'the Kmglits of the Ku Klux Man Norberg had the floor. "There is a little nailer I would like to lake UD in the private Klamshncss of this meeting" Nor-' berg bcr,iin. "Of course, il may not bo too importanf, because there v,-as a Region meeting on, and I n-as helping to cnlcrtain Ihe dcle- Balcs, and maybe I was just a little nigh, because of this Legion celebration. But I do wfeh t'j call the attenlion ot the Klan lo someone who is possibly not one hundred per cent American. "I am referring to Jan Mcsrilc \vlio lives out u-eit of town on n farm as many of you know, and v.-iio I ran intc during tlie celebration, and maybe some of you saw it. Now, I don't menu to say thh Mesrik is a Bolshevik or r,nytlitn« Ijkc that, but he does come from over in that part of (he world, nnd he certainly didn't say anything that sounded too loyal to America, and I just wanted to call it to tho attention of this order which Is drf- voled lo fosforin^pure Amorican- •um, and furlhcrmorc I IlilnU il I; only fair ami rtfiht Hint I bring this thing out in open nice-tine ljccnu.sc one of pur own members is rclnlcd by mniTingc to this Mc.^iik, and is, in fact, his tx>'n-ln-lhw, and I think that il is no more than right thai everyone know nil nbpul this thing, because there's already been finite a bit of talk about it. So I just want to be nbovc-board and fair with n'fellow Klansman, and maybe ho can set us straight on the whole mailer. What about it, George?" George came forward slowly. "Well," he began, fumbling with his ear, "this is all a sin-prise to me, what Jimmy has been saying. Of course, a man ain't responsible for what his father-in-law does, I don't suppose, but, of course, he nin't going to go around knocking him either. To be right honest with you all, I haven't seen an awful lot of the old man in the last few months. Maybe he lias been reading some of that Bolshevik stuff He lives practically alone and reads a lot. But to be right honest with you I don't know anything about that. However, I can give you my own observations, nnd that is that lately I think he's kind of gone back to n sort of foreign outlook on life, and my personal belief is that maybe it is because of an accident he had a few years ago which maybe affected his mind. Now, personolly—and I wouldn't want to have a l.antl In it personally—I don'i think it would <io ony harm if thr> old gcnllomnn was cet n little straight on Americanism and let htm know thai pcopk won't slaiul for tills foreign atll- ludc, Now, don't mlsiiiKlorstaiKl me. 1 wouldn't v.-ni:l nny barm to como to him, Aft<,r all, you nil umlcrMnixl thnl. llul It sccr.-in to mo (hnl Dinyljo It v/nuMn'l <lr> n bll of lurijn If llio Klrni wn.i In vl.iit him, n«l doling })lnj uny liunn, you wi'tattlend, li/it fiist to visit him, burn fl rr<>(M ID )>la ynrrl, soy, nmt s run nroiini) (11 tiw ynnl will) " TT was a few nights later that.th'e visitation by the Klan to'm// ttrniKUathcr's farm occurred. .Sej-^ ' oral cars were left parked just,'In- ' side the driveway to the farm house. Tlie robed and hooiJeU Klniisincn sneaked quielly into the yard, erected, the crogs, lighted'ot, ligiitetl their torches and lihed-up on either side of the flaming sign. None spoke. Tlie hired man by \ chance ,'j snmcone's connivance was away Ikfy grandfather, inside the house, was not aware.of anything until the light from the cross and torches streamed in tbe windows, lighting Iho room with a strange glow. He went onto the front porch, saw the shrouded figures in ihe eerie light of the yard. If lie was frightened, he didn't show it. "What the hell's going on here?" he shouted. "Get out of my yard. Get off my farm." : "Jan Mesrik," a sepulchral voice from one of the Klansmcn intoned, "we have coinc to show you the error of your ways. We have come lo remind you that you are living in America, and that when you live in America it is .wisest to be one hundred per cent American." "Get the hell off this farm," Old Jan shouted, "or I'll go_in and gfl a shot gun and show you whoVHn American. I'll blow those ninety* eight cent nightshirts off your heads, and then we'll see who's an American." ' "Go!" tho Klansmnn's voice of doom commanded. At this signal the bearers of Jh'c lorches deployed into the yard, running about and yelling in tones imitative of their leader. Tte horses in the barn began to stonW their frightened neighing could be heard above the baying Klansman. A strange farmyard is a dangerous place in which to run about wlldlynt night. Formers are prone In leave wagons; nnd machinery, nbout, tongues slicking out .It'WW • on such a wagon tongue- that pn» of Ihe torchbcarcra tripped. W* • flaming pole pitched into a JstacX ol . straw plied against the barn. There had been no rsln for sey- ; cvnl weeks and the straw •»»« dusty dry. In n moment >' WM nblnw. '! (To Be Continued) __^A,i

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