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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 13, 1944
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K ' P^GE'FOUB ,THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS - ' THM COtJRTER JOfWB OO. - ' H. W. RAINES, Publisher ' SAMUEL P. NORHIS, Editor '' ' 8o!« N«tion«J Advertising Repre«nt»tiw: ., JWUice ' WitaJW Co., New York, Ohlcwo, D«. Srolt.'AtUnt*, HemphU. , Published Every Afternoon Except 8mid*j r Entered u second class matter »t the po»t- tfflce »t Blytbevllle, Arkansas, under »ct al Con- (resC October 9, 1017. Served by (be Dnltefl Presu SUBSCRIPTION RATES • ; By carrier In the city of BlytljertUe, Me per peek, or 85o per month. •' By mall, within a radius of 40 milea, M.OO per rear, 1200 lor six months, tl.oo for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone 110.00 per year payable In advance. ; Klats Off to the Infantry '. The War Department has • discovcr- 'ed that the infantry, though suffering 'heavier. 1 ' proportional casualties than ,'6ther services, is not getting the credit 'that other services do. The public's .fancy has been caught by uirmcn, the ,'parachuto troopers, the marines, the •rangers, Ihe submarine crews—and ;naturally enough, for what these men ;do is heroic and spectacular. No one ••wants to remove a single one of their ; laurels. The infantry commanders would yist like it to be known that what their men" do is also hard/ dangerous and (important. The public does know this- of course, "but does it fully realize it? The trouble 'may be that the infantry is not always iidentified as •Such. When the airmen, 'the gunners and the lank crews'have ;softened up the enemy line we hear ;lhat our "troops" have moved in. Such "troops are infantry. They are the men |\vho fought from house to' house and ;from rubble pile to rubble pile in Cas- t 'Sino. They are the men who crawled up Italian hills in the mud, who crossed debated rivcis under fire, who have died in their hundreds and their thousands to gain a little ground. They aren't the infantry of the old wars. Their weapons and tactics have changed. Their task has not 'changed. It is the proudest and most terrible job a soldier can have—to meet and subdue the enemy face to face. - • This war has produced many dramatic specialties. The subdivision of labor has gone as far in war as in industry,. But courage and etidumiicc are not specialties. The doughboy, the slogging foot soldier,, the man in the mud aiid'ijbst, the man caved in with tiredness and fighting in spite of it, the infantryman of the line, he has what it takes.- Lot's lake off our hats to him. Understanding Russia "Cornell University made itself unpopular in'many quarters last summer by offering ils students an "intensive Stucly; of Contemporary Russian Civilization." It was charged, among other things, - that one of the teachers had taught Communism to soldiers, and had indoctrinated civilian students with the principles of (hat social and economic philosophy. But the university heads- undaunted, aic offering the course again this summer—and with plenty of prospective takers. """AirihcseTears and grumblings are pretty, silly. The principles of Commtw- itm after all, are accessible to anyone who wants to study them. Withholding the facts of life will not preserve purity ia, politics any more than it will in morals. ( It is time that we started to undor- .stand the aims, accomplishments and errors of a country with whom we ;trc 'allied fin ...war, and with whom we are •destined,to do business when the war is Won. Since 1917 millions of Americans have had a fanatical distrust of Russian Communism. Both the American and Russian governments have fostered (his distrust. Now government and military chiefs of_ both nations have come (o know and like each other through wartime association. The next logical step is to bring at least a mutual understanding to His ordinary citizen's level. . Most of us don't like Communism and never will. But it won't hurt to know a little more about the thing we've been fearing all these years. College courses would involve practical difficulties, of course. It would not be easy to find teachers with a firsthand knowledge of Russia who could discuss the Russian .system dispassionately, Those who have visited the Soviet Union tend toward an inability to discuss Communism without trying to make converts of their listeners, or else toward a wholesale damnation of the system. It would not hu'easy to evaluate the frequent, unpredictable shifts of Russian policy. Yet even an elementary study of Russian Communism to date might show us for the first time how far tho country has advanced from feudalism and illiteracy in a (itiartcr- centnry'. Such an understanding as this might help to avoid •resumption of the mutually suspicious dealings after the war—a course that fatal to any hope of lasting peace. But we could not do it all. Russia, on her part, would have to erase the deliberately distorted picture of. cruel, decadent capitalism and its downtrodden victims. The Soviet defense in the southern sector Is now aiming to disturb the German withdrawal. —Tokyo broadcn-st. The handicapped person often Is more efficient and reliable thtn his neighbor who is more sound physically, and industry will find that these people can be used to grent, advantage.— Comdr. H. n. Arnold, Brooklyn Nnval Hospital. • -t.'v ',".'. 'i ;.'.' This stufr about tremendous'''(invasion) losses Is tommyrot.—Lieut.-Gen. Omar N. Bradley, commander U. s. ground forces in England. * * • 1 want to know when I fall into oblivion that I have never harmed .France, but served her wcll.-Collaborationisl French Premier Pierre Laval. * » • 1 never went into any action that I W ns not frightened. Thai's what I told m/. men when they came to me for encouragement.—Comdr. Donald J. MncDoiinld, Navy's most decorated officer. * « , This war is not yet ended, but already Ihc ruleis In (lie Kremlin are preparing a new generation for the next ivar.-Soviet Purchasing. official, on rcsienntion. * * * I'm going lo make one prediction This is nolliing official, but in my opinion, after April 15 Germany will be out of the war within 60 days—Serai, Alvin York, World \Var I liero, * * • Despite the fact Hint our mobilization has been twice as great during this war as in the last, Hie cost of living i la , rlscn lej!s (!llm ha|f as much—Economic Stabilization Director Fred M. Vinson. * • « I haven't nny Eleanor Roosevelt. new clothes for Easter.- Whcncvcr a huckster sells you a basket of apples, his reputation is on top of the basket and later you win discover his character somewhere near the bottom.-c C or B c Wesley mount cnnsylva'ua State Teachers College public relations director. LE, (ARK,)' COURIER NEWS TJIUltSPAY, APRIL 13, 104-1' Popr Eliza Leads a Hectic Existence "Be direful al llial pnrly tonight, son! Yon , ., medal for liHliluiy Japs, lull il's n spring nighi mid you're ens.v.mark fora pretty face!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD fly A BIRD CITY FOUNDED BY MAN/ DOES ; A 'F E AGu4ssVj»ERsdN MAKE -THE BEST;-SOLDIER^ " ON AVERY ISLANP. BIRD-LOVING E.A.MC|lrtENNY.' IN 1892., PLACED SNOWY EGRETS INSIDE'/* LARGE CONMINING TREES AMD WATER, AND FED THEM UNTIL THE FOLljOWING AUTUMN, WHEN THE CAGE WAS REMOVED/ THE BIRDS DISAPPEARED, ONLY TO RETURN THE NEXT SPRING TO AKJ7" ...AND FROM TWONESj'S THAT SEASON, THE COLONY 6REW IHTO A LAR6E WILDLIFE REFUSE 'KNOWN TODAY AS ,<$&{#& c/m" CQPfl.'1'W:BYXtA SERVICE. IKS. THE U.S. ARMY AIR CORRS WHEN THE U.S. ENTERED •• U.W WORLD WAR I. -'?. y* , T. M.» EC, g. S.PAT. OFF. 'vli' ANSWER: No. A soldier who h'ns no fear will not take ademinfe precautions. • . ,. NEXT: A nice thing about volcanoes. In Hollywood the [•roughly they practically crawled ,„. , • ..-..—-, - _.--rUOING'AI.L HIGH T There is no trulh, Frnnk.Fay if. i,r-nn •> i>r»ii ,,.i.,i,,. r n , T^, -aid tortay, that heTs a nasty, nasty Personal nSpcarancesm' fellow who goes out 'of his way to wny lone ' cm; aacmenU it .iinkc life miserable for rival co- , nc5 ' sn artest nich clute in median, by belUtUr, B their routine, Sfmi™"nd now n sort of ?i and never, never laughing nl their ' •„„„„,, home-coming at Holly w JOWs - Clover Club. "America's Smartest Comedian":.'' The Clover Club's press agent said he enjoyed being outwitted by thought it would be a good idea fellow comedians. "I ask for it," he to semi out a hundred telegrams said. "I even play straight man for inviting people to Frank's opening. >cnl - I "I don't know ICO people," pro"But don't misunderstand me," tested Fay. "But don't worry," he Frank added. "When they get vici- : added. "We'll pack the place with ous I get a little lough. In fact, I people who want lo see me flop, cut 'cm up. Bui don't misuntier- I 1 " be all alone—just up there lean- stand me, I only cut 'cm up when In' on the piano and Inkin' it." they get vicious. But I seldom have : Frank Fny has been Icanln' on trouble. I don't invite It." j" piano and tnkin' It just about :ally an underslalcmcnt ""his '' fc - Hc matlc llts stage de- ank Pay merely savs. "I " M . nt . '" ' Bilb « In Toyland" It's re when Frank cut 'cm ii))." The spates' nri Ihc business-Fay has murdered sonic of the best comics who cver and has been --,-and 1 giving out with smai . . ing Houwitbftlajor Iloople Out Our Way B y J. I WONDER \VJHO OWNS .TUERElS MISTAH MfVSOR ZLT. HOOPLB AMLED Me TO i FETCH Howe -~^ SOT WE LOOK LAK We HftB OME OS ms POLE- TO FACE M^TWS IRS. 60T I'D PR.UFER. THE- BIACK WXE OF CM-CUTTA TO AhJOWER DM IM FlTZ'G 1 HOME'WITH tw )xr fPSTTlCOWEO NHROOF A ET SAIL FDR. ERKf\ DEL A0 ORCHESTRA WILL PlEf\S>t "OVJSR comedian in l )1!tter »«« breaking up songs like "Ten For Two" ever .since. „„..„, ,,.,„ ,,^. -He ts very particular about that thumbed through" a"joc"Miiicr joke I'' 3110 - " u llils to be impressive, book. He has insulled 'cm so tho- c cllc '' vc B0t " mv is terrific. • -_ . , It's so bin it lakes a midget and j the Hollytt'Ood American Legion Post about 25 minutes to get out on the floor." ' HOLD UP, YOJWS MAM/ I'VE TOLD YOU TIME ANJD AGAIM TO BE SURE THAT EVERYONE HAD FINISHED , Wl i H THE MAGAZINES BEFORE N \ VOL) SOLP THEM TO 1HE PAPER \ vv\SJ.' SOME OF THOSE ARE , • , BRAND NEW.' I'M MOT ScLUM' THEM-- 1 JUST WANT SOMETHIM' TO READ WHILE I'M TAK.IM' A (SAG IIACJKFIHES If you hove seen Frank t^ work you probably remember )ils fine to the Audience aiioui. "Da you want ine to sing Kilting down or standing up?" Well, in New York re. cently a chop house proprietor . named Toots Shore finally topped , Fay on that-gag. 1 F.IV ctfci£"'ln one night «nd was ' kidding Shore about doing a song. "But," said Fay. "I can\ make up my niliijl whether to sing sitting down or. Standing uu." Shore' ssiiid nothing and went I away. A few minutes later he re| turned to Fay's table and whispcr- i cdi I "Frank I've taken a poll of cv- i orybody In the Joint. They don't i want you standing OB sluing!" People still ask Pny if he thinks vaudeville .ever will conic back. "Wlili f'wliat?" he answers. On second tliou$ht, though, Fay thinks I (he smart 'Clipper clubs may be the answer, "flook at Ililtiegrnde," he raid. "a«di>.look at Paul Draper. Ttx-y have won .stardom In supper chibs," Not to ijipnllon. of course, Frank Fay, whp HAS been doing »n right himself on the supper club circuit. 24 HOUR TIRE SERVICE Vulcaill/liij _ -flrt auo Tub, Itepalring Tractor Tlrea Our SptuUlij. All Work Guaranteed WADE COAL CO. 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Chrjrtler l)f»ler P»rts & Service 121 W. Aih rhonR 2122 SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED WITH FLOWERS, S3fV y * ;slgn . cd ;, Bre remembered always. Our flowers are always fresh and all work Is guaranteed to please. Let our expert .teeners help you with your floral needs • -FLOWER SHOP p., .. Ph - . |r ' T - Service Willlami. Deliver Anywhere MAKE YOUR TIRES Last As Long As Possible! • Rotate Tires * Check Pressure • Check Brakes • Check Shock Absorbers • Check Wheel Alignment Lee Motor Sales Vh. SI9 Eari Stone, Shop Foreman 307 E. M»ln ut By Rolert D. Lusk C<IPT«B?I(. tan, NBA Strvlcr. Inc. 'COlirli-f News: \Vnti: Ads. AGAINST THE LAW XVI T~\AD went into details, surprised at the sudden interest shown by grandfather. 11 would take about $7500. George could contribute no part of it, and Old Jan realised that it would mean putting a mortgage on the farm. The transaction was completed upon my grandfather's return lo Colorado. We drove out to Pueblo in February. the trip my father was in the best ol spirits. "Ann, my girl," he would say, "what a deal) We're alrcadv rich. Look, I borrow 57500 from your father. I buy a business which will pay me from (he start the very minimum ot ?GOOO n year. All right. Who was it in Wall Strecl, some big shot who knows, just said a stock is worth 15 times its earnings. What is 15 times $6000?" My mother took a pencil and paper from the glove case and nuilUplicd. "Ninety thousand dollars," she said, her oycs wide. "All right. Subtracl the $7500 we owe your father, and it leaves •$82,500. That's what we're worth." Thai was in 1029. By 1930 I am jure my father would have sold out for the merest fraction of 582,500, if anyone had offered it lo him. The business, which did start off fairly well, never gained momentum. Under my father's di• rcction it ran smack into the de- gression; but fortunately, it ii wasn't wrecked completely/ It ('sort of whcczeci along thereafter. ' During the fall father made a , ; trip lo Kansas City to drum up business. This trip was followed by others, until they became rcg: ular events. They seemed to help. '. Things picked up and my father j became more chccrCul, more op! limistic of the fulure. He assured ( Old Jan that it would be only a tmalter of, lime before lie would be 1 able to make subslanlial inroads on the indebtedness. SPENT the summer of 1931 helping Old Jan. He was going in heavier on cash crops again. It was a gamble, he knew, but lie needed the money. Fanning that summer was.just plain dirty work. The slightest wind would pick up the plowed soil. You came in from the fields with your face and whole body coated with brown dirt. Old Jan and I agreed that the situation was-bad. If we were going to get by we would have to lave better weather the next year, along with beller prices and a subslanlial improvement in Hie trucking business. Dul Ihe problem ot ttic trucking business soon solved itself. Between dusk and dawn one moonless, starless night in August the Irucks \vcrc eliminated as factors in our planning. Old Jan and I had been in bed about three hours when we were awakened by Ihc roar of a van lumbering into the yard. It slopped. Someone climbed down from the cab. "Pop!" the person yelled al the house. "Hey, Pop, wake up!" In a short while I heard my grandfather open the door and go out through the porch to the yard. I was not far behind, "Who arc you? What do you want?" Old Jan asked, "You're John Mesrik, aren't yon?" "Yes." "Well, where con we put the trucks?" "What trucks?" We could see only one, but jusl then another rolled in, and then another. There were five when they had all arrived. "What's the matter with you, Pop, wake up! These are George Flam's, night now they're plenty the Flain Truckih'g'ConYpariy, and I recognized the trucks. "They arc ours," I said. "Listen, Pop," the man went on, "we ain't got all the time in the world. George said you was n close friend of his, and if we got into a jam we could hole up here. Well, we're being tailed pretty close right now. Where can we hide the trucks_so they won't be Been?" ,1 woman jumped down from the cab of. the second truck. "I want to see popscy-wopsey," she yelled, running up. "Get back in that cab," the man in charge ordered. "You can't order me around, you old cluck," .she shouted. "I'm going to marry the guy who owns these trucks. Then you'll be looking for a job." "You'll be married in a jail house if you don't get the hell . back in the cab." "Sez you, ECS you. Don't let him folk that way to mo, Popsey. Honest, I'm going to marry that cute little pudgy, old Gcorgie." "I'll kick you clear back to Kansas City it you don't gel back ill tlic cab," (lie man hollered at her. "And 111 kick you all clear to hci!, trucks and everything, unless you get off the place, and now," I heard Old Jan say. Then a new voice from beyond the trucks. "All right, you guys. We've got you covered. Let's not have any trouble. You're all under arrest!' The officers closed in fast. There was no (rouble. Before we were . loaded up for the trip into town, ( Old Jan went over lo the woman. His face was while; ins jaw stuck out. "I don't know who you are," he said, "and I don't give A damn. I hope I never see you again. But it will be n great pleasure for mo to fix il up so you can marry the boss." The nexl afleruoon the headlines in the to\vn paper were: ALCOHOL, SUGAR-LADEtf FLAIN TRUCKS TAKEN ON THE aiESRIK FAHM (To Be Continued)

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