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PAGE i FOUR BLYTHEVILLB, (ARK.)''COURIER NEWS /MONDAY, APRI1, 17, 1944 TOT BLYTHIVn.LB COUBBR NJWfl f:' ~~t * ^UWHW* wnra' of)- {/« , H. W. Miingaj PobUlhM' *' . ' BAUCEL F, NORMS, BUta / JAUXB A. OATKNS, Adnrtttinp " -: • Bolt N»tlon»l idnrtttof WcllM* Wltmer Co., *i*w Toet, CfcfcHO, M- Wtt, AtlmnU, iftmphl*. _ EBMMfed fnrj Afternoon Heept BmxUy fetend M Kcond clM» nutter it tba port- «Btc* it BlytfaeriUe, Arfanias, under *ct of OOB- October », »17. Beite* br the United SUBSCRIPTION RATJ8 By curler in th« city o! BlyttitYUl*, ft* p«r •tek, or 8So per month. 87 mail, within a radius el 40 mllet, M W per Tear, #.00 for six monthi, |1.00 for three monthi; by nail outakJe W mil* cent IJO.OO per rear , payable in advance. An Embarrassing Question A recent discussion'here of Cornell •University's much-maligned course in Contemporary - Russian Civilization raised,-the question: Why do we hale Communism? '• There is no ••doubt-that.most-of us do. And it was allquitc normal until we cam& into the war on Russia's side. Now, in the face. of Russia's invaluable/contribution, there is some embarrassment attached to this embli.on. So let us see if we can, isolate some of the reasons why most Americans dislike Communism. In the first place, Communism-conflicts with American individuality. The majority of us still believe.that every boy has a theoretical chnrice , to be . President or to make a million; that we can wor.k where, when and at what wo like; that our advancement is limited only by our lack of ability or energy, not lack of opportunity. Secondly, it couf,ii.cta with American tradition. Few Americans have read Marx's "Das Kapital." Fewer still have a qomposite picture of modem Russian Communism. We are suspicious of political 'importations. We may twist the Constitution to our own importations but the document is justly and generally revered. Communism runs afoul of the aver- ; age American's acquisitive instinct. Talk of Communism disturbs the complacency stemming from generous stores of world goods. Communism denies the precious, right to think for oneself. Our political opinions, though they may arrive at the same conclusion, visually take individual courses. It isn't natural for -us to love and hate the same things. The typical native Communist is also an alienating influence, though probably few Americans really know him, since the.tribe is small. With rare ,exceptions, he is an irritatingly earnest person. Lack of humor seems to be a requirement for, party membership. He is dogmatic, stuffed with sneering epithets. He doesn't converse with' you, he addresses you. He shouts. He.is never wrong. W.hen cornered by a'good argument, he snuirma out by-calling names. •It'ish.'t fair to the Russian Communist that he should learn of his life through American sources,-He probably is much more pleasant than his American proselytizer. lie must occa^ sionally, laugh at himself. ^If th,e American Communist would only heed Marshal Stalin's announcement that the Comintern has been dissolved, we'd all feel more kindly toward the Soviets. Power Fight A-Brewing Another hot utilities fight will probably start in Congress when Secretary Ickes (in his role of Bureau of ^ Reclamation chief) gets around to asking for three billion dollars to reclaim 1C million desert acres and construct some 200 hydro-electric power plants in 17 western'states. Mr. Ickes will probably put forth some good arguments. Besides the new food and power sources, there will be three-year jobs in actual construction for a half million returned veterans and former war workers. But the opposition will doubtless land a few haymakers. Some likely arguments are these: the temporary construction jobs will mean the permanent end of thousands of jolts for coal miners and railroad workers; hydro-electric power costs more than the steam-electric variety; we arc usinjf only about '16 per cent of our theoretical power- production maximum at an unprecedented industrial peak- and won't need an expanded power system later—accordingly the new government power projects must compete with, not supplement, existing installations. The opposition can also question the need of 10 million more arable acres. Based on the efficiency of present government-owned power plants, the new ones would produce between six niul nine million kilowatts ot generating capacity. Produced from steam in- stc-iui of water, it would take from 16 to 24 million tons of coal. Tha.l's, a year's work for 10,000 miners, and means about 34 million dollars pay at the present rale. To that can be added another eight, million dollars to railroad workers for hauling that much cortl. The opposition could dig up a 1937 report which Mr. Ickcs (this time as chairman of the National Resources Committee) made to the President in which it was stated that th'e average over-nil cost of producing .electricity from water power was six-tenths of a cent- as against four-thcnths of a cent from steam'. Mr. Ickes can point out the utter foolishness of hauling coal to the far west, where water power is abundant. And the opposition can counter that the greatest power demands are in the densely, 'populated east and midwest— right in the coal country. When all this has been thrashed out, the debate will probably boil down to the question of private enterprise versus public ownership. • The present temper of Congress is rather pro-enterprise. Unless Mr. Ickes can guarantee a great industrial boom -in the west, he may find it quite a struggle to pry,. Congress loose from three billions— which in post-wnr days to conic may again look like quite a sizable chunk of money. Our rendezxous with the Japanese in Japan and on the coast of China is not just ground the corner by any possible stretch of super- optimism. But when we do arrive we shall Indeed by old hands at the art of manhandling the Japanese army.-Mnrlne Commandant Alexander A. Vandegiift. Might Mths * t/,r „_,;_. r» By Rolerl D. I'l.OUGIHNCJ STRAIGHT AGAIN XIX . /"\Un luck, without warning, suddenly took a big turn for the hotter. The dilemma was solved, and my grandfather and I, for I was old enough now to be a parl- Iner in the work if not the farm • enterprise itself, wore offered a • way ovit. ; Our help came from the source jOf nil our past assistance, Judge . McNainara. He drove' into the • farmyard one evening after Old • Jan and I had finished one of the •slimmest meals that ever aggravated oui- hunger. The Judge no longer wove his frock coal, lie had bowed to the limes, He had adopted navy blue, double-breasted suits as the garb of ;m important public official. The mane of pure white hair was still Ills crowning glory, however, and his hat was in his hand as lie camo\ip the walk to the porch. He was snifllng the air, turning his head from left to right. "Well, well," he commented. "Can't smell any alky a-cookin'. Must have gone out of the busi- Old Jan winced. "Yeh," the Judge continued disregarding Jan, "bank wouldn't have the thing around the place. Called me up loduy and offered it lo me for practically nothing. I was sap enough to buy it." l,r> JAN was sitting straight up bis chair, bailing into the 0 air with his hands, "Look here now, Judge," he started. "What you trying to pull? We're not charity patients and we don't propose to be your pet charily." I could sec the jaw start moving out, but the Judge must have re- icarsed the handling of this situation. "Vine lime 1 picked on I to retire, when I here aren't any' mnUls or laundresses—I did less work than this ul Ihe- '' ' "' THIS CURIOUS WORLD A 22-YL=AR-OLD ORCHARD THAT HAD NEVER ' GROWN MORE THAM i,'<aOO BUSHELS OF FRUIT IN ONE YEAR., PRODUCED •+,000 auswfts- THE VERY FIRST ^AR. AFTER 200 COLQNIES WERE PLACED NEAR8V , DURING THE BLOOMING SEASON. EACH VFAK . MORE THAN IOO,OOO AMERICAN CIVILIANS ARE KILLED BY ACCIDENT, AND ABOUT , 0 9,OOO,OOO INJURED.. }' ' "' WA8BOND WINDOW WHEN YOU BACK OUR GOVERNMENT; OUR GOVERNMENT BACKS -\'OU,"£if>f JOE F. PERRY, NEXT: At what age Is a chimpanzee malure?, We could have added that he wasn't likely lo smell much o£ nnything else cooking, bul I'm sure he knew llial. We setllcd down in Ihe porch chairs. "You know," Ihc Judge started right off, "I've made Ihc lousiest .business deal loday a man • ever made. Lousy's Ihe word, isn't it, son?" 1 I replied that lousy was a good, 'substantial word. "I bought the damn mortgage on this farm," the Judge declared Listen, you old, broken-down Folaek farmer," lie yelled. "Don't give me any of thai. I'm'not the Red Cross, I don't feel sorry lor you and I tl011 ' 1 fccl sorl ' y fov nny " body. I got stack wllh this mortgage. Now, it you'll Ueep your shirl on, 1 think we can all come out on Iho deal. "I've got Jailh in this land in southeastern Colorado. It doesn'l look like much now, but I know dnmned well it can come back if it's given a chance, it it's farmed right. Thai's going lo he your job, and I'm going to see that you do it. I haven't got loo much invested in this mortgage. I know I'm going lo have to put a lot more in before this farm begins lo pay out. Bul when I get through I gol a hunch that I'm going to iiave a good sound investment to pass on to Hie relatives I'm re over agaiijii fanning ,with. hope,, [arming"wflj'p future. We developed/a 1 'plan .of operations^ ,| First we had to hold the soil, then, gradually, turn all o£ the land back into grass. There would be- no cash crops. It would be a livestock venture as it always should,, have been, as it was until the war years. Eventually a comparatively^ sini}!! portion of Ihc acreage would be devoted lo feed crops, will) emphasis on drought rcsistunt'va- vielies. It would be slow, tedious work, but in the meantime We could live, could look forward lo/^i sleady improvement in oilr rev:/ turns. "Now, we are 'ploughing* straight again, Litlle Jan, my lad," Old Jan would say in Ills cntllu- T WAS doing some "ploughing" of mjc..-own,, ploughing heavily through school books, for in the winters I was in town going to school again. I spent Saturdays and Sundays on Ihe farm, but during the \vcek 1 lived in (own. I had a room in the basement pt Judge McNsimara's home, tended le furnace and did Ihe lillle work round Ihe house and yard that vas supposed lo pay for my room." nd board. Mary Hughes was head of me in school, for I .hail' sponsible for. It's going to lake Ihe land and you and me, and when you're out of ihc piclure, it' going lo lake the land and you grandson here. And, fortunately the grandson is twice the man his grandfather is." "By God," said Old Jan. "I'll walk off the place." "You will not." And we didn't. : It was. like starting farming all nisscd a couple of years. Yet, OC T asionally, when Iheve was a chool function for which she .had 10 dale, she would draft mo t° ake her. I was back in a pleasant low ot living. Old Jan, too, enjoyed those •ears. He was building back the arm. It was fruitful work, even: I hough discouraging at times. It : was hard work. Old Jair had to je constantly on the alert to prevent the wind from further ravaging his soil. If the land slarled to blow, he had to get put onto it immediately lo roughen il up. Then there was replanting, sometimes several limes, for Ihe windblown soil would cul off Ihe tender shoots like emery. The Judge watched the develop- ' ment closely and the friendship between the Iwo men ripened ir^J. something fearful lo behold. (To Be Continued) : ' > vain for some loathsome quality in you and cannot find it unless it be this babit of collecting the uninteresting scrawls of some very uninteresting people." The Russo-Japanese war of 19041005 was the first war In which battle wounds killed more men than did disease. PRESCRIPTIONS Freahwt Stock Guaranteed Best PrleM Kirby Drug Stores YOUR looks belter groomed wilh MorolineHuirTonlc.Keep3 HAIR unruly hair In place. ......... Gives lustre. Big bottle, ALWAYS only 25c. Sold everywhere. If yoi want to bn; tnwt W*> Bonds SEU, DS THE FUKJvlTDKB *OU ARE NOT USING for cadh! Also liberal trade-in alltwanee tot '>ld furniture* an new. Alrin Hardy Furn. Co. . S»l E. Main . Phon* tttt Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES1 209 W. Main St. Phone 2912 In Hollywood •»0 THEY SAT I' was right with my five storekeeper until they were replaced by Waafs*. The Wants were intelligent, but it took me Iwo months to make them rcall/.c they were not at home. I often worked late nt night correcting their mistakes, with Ihe result lhat hallucinations developed.— —Bx-RAP sergeant, granted n pension on the pica that women in the British army drove him crazy, • • • The retention of strategic bases throughout Ihc world which we have built with our sweat and substance is an absolute essential of onr future safely.—Gov. John W. Bricket of Ohio. * * « How anybody can see n quick conclusion to this war beats inc.—Maj. Everett W. Holstrom, Tokyo raid pilot. BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent Lylc Talbot—When'L'ylc came to pictures from the stage his first role was as-a New York racketeer. In his next movie- he played a gangster I who staged a bank robbery. Short- lly afterward n notorious• New York I gangster came lo Hollywood for a [visit arid arranged to meet Lyle. Inslead of the usuaV'Glad to meet you," he said, In''a'confidential undertone,'."Say, Talbot; I Hked the way you.held up .that bank 1 . Nice job.", A. year later, when Talbot went to New .York for a vacation, the gangster provided him with a bodyguard.. t • ». Rose Straclna—When Rose went to work the other day as Nora in "Keys of the Kingdom," her 3'i- year old son asked her where she was going. "To Ihe studio," she replied. "You. too?" said the boy. in minor disgust. Rose was a hit In one movie five years ago at and I'm still batlling wilh the ration board for enough gasoline t° get me to the slucllo." I.I.-Col. William Wjlcr — Guest of honor ycstcrduy at a Hollywood preview of "Memphis liclle," War Department film photographed under fire by the U. S. Eighth Air Iforce photographers over Germany. It's absolutely sensational celluloid jjtowiiifr just idial our bomber crews arc goinp through lo knock out Ililler. Gail Patrick—A soldier returned a pin-up picture ot Gail the other WE FILL ALL KOCTOKS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONK* S T E W A R T' S Drnt Ster e M«In Sc Lake Phone 2822 THE TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL CO. Master Exterminators Allen BiMIe, Manager Free Inspcclion & Estimalcs God Hotel Phone 2028 MEXSANA COINING MtDICMED J-OV/OEH. Spring and Summer TUN£-UP Save Gasoline ... Save Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T I. SEAY-MOTOR CO. Chrysler Beilcr P»rli A Service 121 W. Ash Phone Zltt WWW GUM day with a bullet hole through her forehead. He smack, wrole, Jighlly: "This baby almost got me. Since the yellow sniper's shot marred your beautiful forehead, would you mind sending along another photo?" FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SI7.ES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osccola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 081 Osceoli, Ark. 24 TIRE "Keys." She says: "It's hardly worth it. I have to pay a nurse $115 a day to take care of Ihe children )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams GAD,^\^t^T^^h COULDN'T KftT SW06RIKSG THESE VIOLETt.' EEIVS6O TO CRCXM M."i£H\.Krc^ WE VBUS w .' — t SUPPOSE voo've WORKM& KT MDUR TR&.OE OP PtvRtC-BENCH CLERK.'-"~ VJELL.THERE'6 STEW! ss ONi ~Me srovie. NOTE TW& RUS- / NOPE.' JUST TAPIM& I NW NICKEL IM MY HANDI WE GOTTA GO BY A ^ ( CAMDV STORE. OfO THE ) f, \ WAV. "TO SUSSCAY / V MOMKE.YIN 1 WITH A KNIFE ASA\M AND CUT SOURSELF; HUH? TUKT15 J\ G-eewe ,- ISN'T IT 1 TEMPTATIOM IMSURAKJCE RHUMIIA KHYTIIM _ . . . . - . Xnvier Cugat — "Once." says M-G-M. then retired o become Ihe Xm . lcr _ .. cvcrybo( i y stny scatcd wife of producer-dlreclor Joe Man- whcl , wc p i ay zc rhoomba , bnt naoiy kiewfcz. Twentieth' Century-Fox cct ^ so poplllar zat cvcn La _ lured her back to the camerns for ccns nrc <lolng cf( ,. Laraine Jay—It must have been a truce in .nraine's feud with the Army brass lats. An. admiring majoi^, two cap- nins, and a lieutenant relinquished heir priority on n table for her at he Brown Derby. . . . Kim Hunter —Everyone at RKO is playing in a lew film tilled "That" Hunter Girl" except that Hunter girl, Kim. Mary Livingstone—O. I. Joes are hearing Mary's singing voice for the first lime on Jack Benny's current Army camp tour. She's acen secretly takiug vocal Ic.isons 'or the last sis months. Joe Reicltm.in. orchestra leader— To allay any possible doubt as (o their Americanism, Joe's llirec riashsliuiufc lake their daily walks in tied, while and blue sweaters. Joe E. Brown — ^After hearing that Joe had traveled 182,000 miles on his entertainment tour, Bob Burns cracked: "Gosh, bul you'd make some president a good wife." SERVICK SAYINGS Bob Hope — Another chapter from Bob's definitions. The Army: "Hello, girls. You wouldn't care to go with us would you?" The Marines—"Hello, girls. You'll go wllh us,.won't you?" The Navy—"Hello, girls. Where are we going?" 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