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PAGE-FOUR '-""i COURIER NEWS Mi KtPou Wdbee Wltmer Co, Heir Voii, QUc«|o, D»- tertt, AtUnU, Mempbl*. . , • _ nbtt&M Every < Aftemw» ) l£(*pt eu»l»7 M'Mcond dtir n<Uir>t-tti* pott- «0ee it BtythevUle, ArfarJSu, 'under 'Mt o/'Cok, October 8, 1S1T. 'Serred by •>jr'4«nfcr In the city br-BlytBrtlU,.** p«r ttk, or «3c per month. •By'm»ll, wl(hin a niffluVof 40<mU«, f^.00,'f«r je»r, $300 for »ii months, »1.00 JOT ttirfe monttLs; U ouUMe SO mile ton» $10.00 per je»r In 'utrance. Diplomatic ; Disappointment Apologists have been busy 'lately "ftiimmimg failme of'our niililary dp- eiatioits in Ilalv They 'have told us that bv fieeing the Mediterranean- by tying up several of r the enemy's crack divisions, >bv securing -'the Foggin 'airfields -we have achieved the •main purposes of an essentially 'holding operation 'All this may be so,'but one thing-is eeitam: the Italian campaign : mis been a major diplomatic disappointment. That was implicit ui Secretary of'State 'Hull's'latest foieign policy slatenient, "We had hoped," he'said,''"that he- fore this enough or Italy 'would "hiiy'e been'fieed bo that we might have 'had St least a pieliminnry ; expression of that will (of the Kalian people 'for a free goveinment) Events-hh've not ; pro- gies-sed accoiding to oiir tho'pes." These-hopes would seem to merit some importance in -Italian 'operations. There were other logical 'points for -an invasion of southern Europe -besides Ilalv—Yugoslavui, with active patriot armies to assist us, or southern (France, closei'to Geimany aiid less 'strongly defended. The conclusion is thnt ; an 'element of prestige, 'at ! least, went into plans loi the Italian invasion. Smely a decisive defeat of the German defenders of Italy and n rapid advance on 'Rome would -have-had a tremendous effect. It 'would ! hnve igiven the Balkans a double dose of the shakes to see the'ftusMans ; iidvancihg from one tin ection and the ••Anglo-Americans fiom anothei v Any aigument that military and diplomatic considerations are separate is contiachcted at 'least ; twiCe in l\Ir. Hull's speech He -stated that those chiefly i esponwble'for the 'military situation in Italy thought thai that situa- ' lion would be "prejudlcea" by imposing the icconshudlion 'of democratic goveinment theie In othei wonh, -military considerations goveined a diplomatic decision. Mi Hull also assigned the military a futuie diplomatic'role in 'France 'by saying that "we arc disposed to see the Fiench Committee of National Lib- eiation exeicibe leadership to establish law and older under the Supervision of the Allied Commander-in-chief." If the Italian stalemate \vere-an unavoidable setback- these 'observations would be in bad 'taste. But when we rend in a dispatch from the Gassino front by James Roper 'of the United •Press, that the first American attempt to take Cassino in February 'was made ;h'y 38 men and two "tanks, 'we YiaVe n right to question the umtvoidability. Futuie events may prove that 'the Italian campaign fits into a -pattern 'more logical than the one now visible. Until then, Anzio and Cassino still appeal to be two unfortunate stopping places on the military mid diplomatic load to peace. Servants, "Not Rulers From '1&20 to 19<IO, stale spending •in 'Maryland increased -500 per cent. Since '{hen tliiiifes 'have been different, •In 'lfl-13 'the • Original budget was re- (luccd almost n 1 third.'Slate income tax 'reductions' saved taxpayers 12 million •dollars; slate.'jirbpefly'taxes were lowered (hi-ee 'million 'dollars; other sav- iiigs ni?imihted : lb a million aiiil n 'half. , 'How come?'Well, three years njjo Maryland • citi/ens organised a Public RxperidiUii-c'Cmiiicil. Members'keep an eye on public spending, ami meet -with state, comity a'n'd tminieipitl officers to*| talk over fnjdgets and taxes. H lakes tihie Jim! a'lidritidn, bill it .'pays off in lower taxes, "n more nlcrl, responsible government. Public-spirited citizens 'of 'riny slate can do the same if they will lake'the trouble. -\Vhdn. tiiey do so, they cxcr- 'cise'not, the American's "great privilege of choosing,his rulers," tin Justice Heed'rather carelessly said in'the recent Supreme 'Court poll-tax decision, bill the great privilege of selecting his public servants and holding them striet- 'ly'accountable for their stewardship. Fairy 'Story liito : this workaday world, and under a 'Pass'aic "N. 'J.- 'dateline, the daily 'papers have brought us a fairy story as perfect in detail as anything the Brothers Grimm ever dreamed up. Nicholas iVIiliick, the (lashing hero, plunged inlo'the icy •Passnie river >nm! rescued five 'victims of a bus accident. Suddenly there appeared before ; him : a fairy godfather in the person of Pns- safe's safety director, Julius C. Cina- nion. You may choose any reward you 'Wish and it fjhitl|-be granted, said Godfather Cinaniin. And what did pur hero-choose?'His selection was in the great tradition of childhood daydreams—the lure of the •liritjinn't reil 'trucks, the clang of the bell, excitement, admiring throng. ; He wished that lie might become''-a city fireman. And, lo and behold, his wish came true. 'We haven't the slightest doubt that he will live happily ever-after. •SOTHiYSAY After tlie war we will have n'Niivy.ns large ns the combined navies of the world. I nm opposed to sinking [he ships ns we dici after (he 'last : wnr. But tiy lurninir over some to South Amerlcnn nations,-\ve would be carrying out the principle of self-protection ami fostering good will.—Rey. William E. Hess of Ohio. '» » » 'Hie tiling to do with Germany''Is lo-isolate Prussia from the rest of Germany and break up (he -Prussian jutike'r class. Prussia is Uioroughly hated in Germany.—Emil Ludwlg, author. '* » '* It is not iitipoi'tnnt that the soldier conform lo the family pattern, bvit he needs Ihe sense •of belonging to something stable that can serve ' ns a safe anchorage for the time being and iperhilt n 'ceripin n'mmint of floating nut) drifting.— Dr. Alexander Reid Martin of New York. '» » • We can agree that (heir (the U. S.) opcra- 'tions have changed from stooping stones to leap froc operations.—Tokyo broadcast, '• • • We know Hint Washington wanted me delivered to America where the Americans wanted to stage a great, war guilt trial with me as the victim. Actually the -Americans wanted to exhibit me in public, charging an entrance fee to l sce me.—Benito Mussolini to Swiss journalist. '• • » Wlinl Americans must be aware of Is the peace propaganda of the jiinkcrs and the German industrialists and 'bankers. If 'Americans make the mistake of sympathizing with this group and wilh tlie "poor German people" as they did after 1918, their sons will have to fight a third world war.—Emll 'Ludwlg, author. SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 194-1 cSfn. fatffty.MX'sc>Hi:c..if)c. IT.'H.ntc. a. s, P*T. OIF. Phis !s Is won s ;i 'very Yeliliwl'chil), Senalor, 'liiil 'I'm sure Hie n'l niintl if you'd like lo do a lillle Jniul-sliiiginij!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD WWE : EV'ER.TRAVEL TpTHE'M WHICH AT ITS NEAREST 'PORTION ' THE SUFFIX-'KILL'; COMMON IN ' AAVERfC^N NAMES. A\EANS WHAFp •ONCE WALKED-/* OATTfKS IN A SINGLE GAME...AND I ONCE WENT ea Adkins 'Presents -lag Of Mexico To-.Booster Club LITTLE ROCK. April 14 (UP)— Mcxlcnn-Anicricans in Arkansas c honarcd today when a Mexi- nn flag wns presented to Hie Misouri Pacific Railroad Shop Crafts Booster Club by Governor Homer M. Adkins. The flag was sent to Adkins for irescntation to the club by Lie. Arlhfo B. De La Garza, governor if Hie state of Nuevoleon, Mexico. . De c La Garza asked that the flag lie placed wftli the Club's collection is. And it is most gratifying . . . o realize thnt the nations of the ANSWER: It means "creek,-rivei-, or stream," in Dutch. NEXT: B«cs that iborc fruit. In Holly wood BY ERSKINE JOHNSON ; NKA Staff Corresponilcnl This Danny Kaye, you'll have to adiiiit, is terrific In "Up in Arms." People simply get hysterical when tie impersonates Carmen Miranda'or. barks like a dog or does double talker sets the hepcats rockin' with his jive slngin'. It .looks like Danny is due Co 'score the screen's biggest personal triumph of tlie year. ; Danny also does Russian dialect, sings sentimcntiil Irish songs, dances n la Paul Draper, docs n baby's voice, impersonates a pompous concert singer and also a singer with a cold, does cnricaUircs of politi-: cans, Moscow Art Theater actors and fussy French dressmakers. "Why," said Sylvia Pine, "there's donthirig Dnnny chn'tdo.Hc's a wonderful mimic and a very fine actor. : I once complained because he didn't' have a German dialect. So he spent' a couple of-nights with some German refugees nnd NOH" he has n' whole assortment of German dialects." and Sylvia, but Danny was a little Intc. "But," said Sylvia, "I can tel you more about Danny than he can." If we thought Danny was fminj on the screen, Sylvia said, we should see him in someone's living room, just clowning around. "He's funnier in a living room than anywhere else," she said. "In fact. : get a lot of credit for writing, hi: material. But the stuff Danny makes up is a lot funnier. Tlia Melody in 4-F number in 'Up ii Arms' for instance." Slyvia said Danny went to visl a doctor friend back in Brooklyn It seems Danny lias always had r secret yen lo become a doctor. Well they got lo talking about auatoin} And Danny started putting it ink verse and singing and that \vn. the beginning of the number. Syl via just polished it, that's all. "I play something on the piano, Sylvia said, "and he picks it u from there." Sylvia is Danny's wife. She also* J^', 0 . 1 ' 5 tims Danny joined u.« Writes his material and his music, find is his best press agent. : HE'S FUNNIER 'OFFSTAGE ; We had a lunch d a le with Danny >)ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams VEH/IM i/ CUEAMIM' UP ' CEL\:AR-I'M ALLUS HA.VIM' 'TO OB MtSTAU MMOR..VME AlN^T HKO '(to ' '60iJT OH,THAT MAKES f-lE WORRY ABOUT MY FUTURE.' I LIVE IMAM APAfJTMEMT AM HAV£ MO CELLAR, ATTIC, OR GARAGE TO CLEAM' I'M MOT GETTIM' PROPER TRAIMIM' IM IMDUSTE.V AM' IT SCARES ME SICK/ . toTtOfi FROM. VM-ET To ; (JCtEAN UP -\VV £ WOOD FLOVJERS l HER. MOTHER E&GLE FROVON - 'OPF TU& A\OP/ :•_._• rr^J.;..? Ills linlr was a little "darker thai it was in the picture. He had tc bleach it, he said, for the techni- color cameras. He was pretty hap py about the way he had clickei in his first movie, but he hoped h didn't get a reputation for bcini just a guy who can do screwy mini bers. "t gottn have a story or It'i ruin me." he said. "I'd like n stor. in which the numbers arc incident al. They'll probably want me to another jive number in my MU Jflin.'but I don't think I should." A SERIOUS COMEDIAN Danny takes his comedy very se riously, as nil good comics do. Danny began his career enter talnlng camps at $200 for the whol season. He Iricd to get stnge Job On Broadway, but producers could n't see him. So he joined n vaudc vllle troupe and loured the Orlcn That's where he Irnrncd Ills pan tonilmc technique. No one in th Oriental audiences understood Eng llsh. Dnnny had to put his gag across with gestures. Then he returned to Ihe Slate and met Sylvia. H was love an they were married. Sylvia incoipo rated his jokes into numbers. Til rest k history. Danny wowed th customers at a New York nigh club, La Martinique, in the Broad way production "Lady in Ihe Dark and for 1G months In "Let's Pac 'It.' During 1943, 8445 miles o? road of all .classes were completed the U. S. under supervision of 111 Public Roads Administration. :-*:.:. NowThen—Hatch It Out Britdih's Banker \ I Thomas Sivewright Callo, above* • first Baron Cfltto, was named. ' governor pS the Bank of Erig-, Mand, following resignation of, | Montagu C. Norman, who held] | post 24 'years. Lord Catto, 65, i lias been financial adviser to the j British Treasury since 1940. r liemispliere are welded together by ties far stronger than those of geographic • location." 'Four 'Granted Divorces In'Chtiticery Court Here Pour divorce decrees were granted ! recently In Chancery Court. They were Ploy.. .Handley vs. Sevelln Hundley; Eddie B. Ward vs. Merta Ola, Ward; John-Daniel Bendig vs. Dorothy Hemlig and Margaret Hamilton-vs. Edward flammon. Divorces suits were filed this week by Frances Hardesly vs. William Ilardcsty; Minnie Van Winkle vs. W. M. Van Winkle; Dudley K. Draper.vs. Sara Kathryn Draper; Elnora Dismore vs. Harvey Dis-. Jiidrc; George Dearden vs. Eva of United Nations flags as a symbol of solidarity and in honor of Mexican-Americans -in Arkansas, Adkins said, in presenting the flag to Vernon E. Ivey, head of the. booster club: "The thought of the days when nations were sufficient unto themselves is no longer with Dearden; Winifred J. Silver Vs. Flossie Opal Silver; -.\Iarlvn Lewis vs. Luke Lewis; John Dyksdu vs. Florence Dykstra; Marie Stacks'vs. Earl 'Stacks. Laura - Blig'hton vs. Steve ; B!le'h- ton; Prince Hnll.vs Edith ; H'a1e; Magdali-ne Xehos Hicha.rdson 'vs. Conrad L. Richardson; cletus '% Mann vs. Carrie E. Marin;\'Aaron- Lee Alexander "vs. 'Francis Alexa'ri-' <ler; Dorothy Myrick vs clarence Myricfc; 'George 'Brooks "vs.'Dorbtifo Brooks; Dorothy White vs. Verr!!/ White -and Xemon Hill vs. Auilfe'v Elmes Hill. <U:'ljl[r WE ,pjtL AM, DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS Al«p BATE YOD MONEZ STEWART'S Dm* St«r e M»ln & Uk« 'Phont 2K THE TERMITE ^ PEST CONTROL C5, Master Exterminators ; , Allen -Diddle, Manager |! Free lns ] i ec ti(jn-&-Estijnates ) Goft Hotel -Phone 2028J Spring anjl'Sumnier TUHf-U* Save Gasoline . . Tires. Get All-round Better? Performance! ' t-1. SEAY MOTOR COJ Chrysler H?»Irr Parts & Strrlcsj 121 W. Aih Phone ZUti 24 HOUlR TIRE SERVICE — Tfre ani Tnbe Tmctor Tires .Onr Specially • All Work Gnarab(«d WADECdALCd. •AlaSama'Eed jiih'CoJI N. Hvn. 61 Ph. '2291 Let Us ; HeIp SAVE , YOUR 'EYES': 9 W. Main St. •FOB SALE .' , CONCRETE STORM SEWER •AM, SIZES Cheaper Than Brldja-Lumber Osceola file & Culvert f Cb. Phone G91 Osceoia, 'AI* berl . .CopyrlKht, 3W4. •KEA Service, Iiic. "RELIEF?" .-«,»;. XVIII 4CT ITTLE Jan?" my grandfather called, rle was fumbling to light a lamp. ', "What is it?" I asked. "Dirt," Old Jan said. The lamp when lighted made the room far from bright. The air was filled wilh dust thai filtered through (lie windows and around, the door. Mother was silling, pale, trembling. "It's more like the end of the .world," she said. She looked sick in the ghastly glow of the lamp. • "Did you ever sec anything like .Hiis before?" I asked my grandfather. He hadn't. ; "It's punishment for our sins," moaned my mother. "Be quiet, Anna," my grandfa- Ihev ordered. He told her to get towels. We soaked them in water and stuftcrt them into the cracks .around the windows and under .the door, but the dust seemed to ^penetrate the room in snitc of all we did. After thnt we just sat, or moved about restlessly, peering 'out the windows into the solid /blackness. My mother began to 'read the Bible. : Then, almosl as suddenly ns it began, the storm was ended. My g randf<iflier nnd I v/cnl out to iook around. Soil fo Ihc depth of several inches had been whipped from the tops of the fields. It was piled in (Iritis along fence row's ,ind againsl buildings. H was heaped arounr the farm machinery. Here was disaster such as'man seldom witnesses, for here won the destruc- . lion of that upon which life depends—the soil, * * * TVTY grandfather had never seen •"*• a "black blizzard" before [ nor liarl anyone in the neighbbr- i hood. Bui they came frequently after lhat, and land which had poured forlh its abundance ;\ decide 'before became desolate, the 'dust bowl" of the nation. There was a general migration 'rom soulheaslern Colorado. Ten- int f armors were the first to go, abandoning the landlord's acres Ihc ravages ot wind nnd drought. But what were we lo do? This was our land, even though he morlgage on it might now be .vorlh rhorc-than the land. It was our properly and the only property we had. It was our home. We would stay lo the last. Old Jan natlc that clear. Furthermore, he iad .in uncommon feeling of responsibility in the mailer. "We'll keep trying," he would say. "Next year, the drought may ended. It can't last forever. Then tliis'bld farm will come back. I oust .cnn't walk oi.il. 'What difl fan Mesrik accomplish on this earth?' someone 'might ask. 'Oh, ic ruined some of God's best acres. Then he quit,' Nu, that won't be it." So we stayed O'l while others fled. Nor was. the heart-tearing futiiily of our farming the worst of it. It became increasingly apparent thr.t the frequent "black blizrards" wero weighing heavily on my mother's spirits. Never herself after her separation from my father, she became increasingly morose. She was suffering physically .as well. She developed h persistent cough from the dust- laden air. One morning she w.is too ill to get up. We called a doctor out from town. My mother had pneumonia, The doctor called it "dust storm 1 ' pnciimonin, said there was a lo ot it in southeastern Colorado. We did everything we could for her, but when the doctor came out the second time he said tha her condition was very serious Ho belli out litlle hope for her. My grandfather berated himself "Anna, Anna, loolt what I hav lone to ydii,-"'he would say'vjlien'!! out-ot-her hearing. The night.•slie:S' lied he cried bitterly 'anti-long..' • '(j * * '? .:'•'[! Y mother was buried in • trie ;i> ~"~*' town -cemetery. Her frieri'ds*!| of the years in which she-livecl'in 5] own were most sympathetic aiiH ' iclpful, although Ihey shied away rom my grandfather. After th'e burial grandfather and I returned o the farm, now more lonely "nn'd icsolate lhan ever. Another spring, nnd we irift?) ; o farm it again. This time vfte verc forced (o borrow from the" ;overnment for our seed. The planting of the seed that Iry spring scorned hopeless, and >roved lo he fulilc. Bvit it was crtain that there could be no crop f nolhing were planted, and there vas always the possibility that in would come. When it didn't, vc were forced to go again to the jovernmcnt for loans with which .o purchase feed for the live- itock. The problem of the mortgage on the farm no longer was the ircssing consideration. We were concerned wholly wilh fundomen- als, keeping the soil, seeking to make it produce, feeding our stock, ind getting enough food for ourselves. . i Nor were we particularly sue- ' ccssfnl even in (he latter endeav- j or. I can recall many a night:} ivhen we went to bed hungry. This:!; was partially my grandfather's'! fault because he was loathe to ac- j _it charity, although relief tou drought-stricken farmers was be-l| ing doled out to an amazingly, I high proportion of the rural pop- j ulalion. ' t' "It is bad business, this relief."'! Old Jan would say. "I have;fe-, ways been independent. MayBe, we can hold out a little longer. Things cnn't get worse. They're; bound to get heller." I believe that it was not only Old Jan's pride, but an actual fear ot relief, that made his jaw set against help. . v , "It will make drones ot manyi people, Lillle Jan. "We will not | be drones." | •Bnl we had to eal, if we wanted j to live. (To Be Continued)

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