The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 19, 1944
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''-"" FOURl BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)' 5 'COURIER NEWS NJSW8 N»W8 CO .4.•; H. W! HAINE8, Publisher 1 • * 6AMTJEL p, NORHI8, Editor MMB8 A. QATENS, AdverUilng Uuufw * Sole' K»UomU Adveitlslng R«pre«<nt»tlm: WilUce, .WJtmer Co., New York, CWc««o, D»Bolt, Ati»nt», UemphU. Published Every Afternoon Except {Entered as second class matter'it the pwt- flfflfe »t Blythevllle. Arkansas, under act o/ Coi(KM, October 8, 1917. ..Served by tbe United Z>rw» J SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, Me per week, or 85c per month. ?y mall, within a radius of 40 mlle», M.OO per rear, »200 for six months, (1.00 Ivr,three months; by mall outside 50 mile tone 110.00 per year payable In advance. ( • i ' Hi'ronito Must Go J A lot of very choice bunk, about (lie Emperor. of Japan lias retailed in Iliis countiy and seems to have .influenced the State Department. The argument is that Hiroliito is the direct descendant of; a 2,600-year old lijie of emi)erors, ' wfiich isn't true; tlial liis person luis always been sacred, which isn't true; and that a regenerated Japan may "rally" about him after the war, which ^ The truth is that the legend of the sa|:ied Ernpoior is a modern invention; thfet it was combined with the cult of Shintoism to ( serve the purposes of Japan's latter-day tycoons and war lords; and that it is tied in with a twentieth century feudal system which makes for slaveiy and for war. -To." gome extent Hirohilo is a victim of the 'Emperor cult. He didn't climb intff w tjie-gOb" He Avas born into it. Bui Ihei'e is no evidence that he has ever done anything but go along with the Japanese gangsters who surrounded him. lie has been one of ,thc boy.s in the back-loom ^le .weans uniform, presides at wai councils and must have known in advance of every dirty thing the" 'Japanese Army and Navy Inivc planned and done since 1931. ^\ye cannot regard him as guilty in th^bame ^degree as Hitler.' We may supposjC that he has been a victim of an- unfoituuato-;environment: But we are>not called upon to treat him with any t more"vc;ue or. respect than any othoi Japanese who is in arms against usl i\Vhe)U"Jfipa,ii ;;suvrcnders he should lie^hke lhe v others, our prisoner- Like the fathers, he should cease to command. tWe may hesitate to tell the Japanese what kind of government they arc to have We nevertheless owe it to ourselves to tell them that they shall not re\'ive the government which treacher- ousl} attached us and butchered our people We have a right to say that Hifohito must go. The Longest Way 'Roung Vice Pie-sideiit U r al!ace is planning to )ibit Chungking in tjie "late spring - or t eaily summei-" as the President's • repiesentattve Wemtoll Willkie once vibited theic on a similar mission. That was befoie his shorter and somewhat less -iuccchsful trip to Wisconsin. iWilh the political conventions coming Up in Chicago (also in "early summer") Mi. Wallace-couldn't be blamed if h,q weie lo pause and contemplate Iho Wjjlkie journeys afresh, and to question-the political'desirability of trying / to reach the^ vicinity of J.ako Michigan by may of China. 1 now limn,the, war ends mo,r lUn one-halt ot all employed persons will b, in . hc • serves or eneagcd in « r work. After thc wnr he ihift to peacelimc work will take ut in ast « ? f«r» and many will be m-.o.m-loycd d «rl« B WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1944 The MacArthur Letters There arc a great muny Americans who Icel that soldiering nnd ;>olU!cs should nol lie mixed. They don't wanl Ihc Commander In Chid or any other man whoso single concern should hc victory to make political capital out of his mllltnry liositlon or let pollllcnl comldcrnlton divert Mm from the most effective ))rosccution of the war. Following such a reeling and tradition, judgment on the exchange of letters between General MocArChur and lloprcsenlallve A. I,. Miller, could IJP very sharp, nut It should be noted (hat the General's statements were made In prii'nlo letters. We must nssmne Hint they were not intended for publication and that their disclosure may bo unfair to the Gcncnil. H Is to be noted nko (linMlicy were mndo In answer lo fulsome pcisonal praise and highly uartlsan slatemcnUi by the Congressman. Some officers would have rebuffed or tactfully limied aside Mr. Miller's approach. But po]|licf,lly. m hide<l Americans will make considerable allowance for n failure to do so In private correspondence. JilriBinent should not be according lo whether one agrees with the political views of nn officer. MKII.V who might, Indorse Gcncrnl MncArlliur's opinions would be shocked had General Marshall made such statements. Or had Commander Staswn. One reason thoughtful citizens have questioned (hn polllical netlvltlcs of General MacArthur's most ardent supporters Is that hc has been made n symbol for a school of thoiieht, which before Pen'rl Harbor maintained that America need nol concern itself with aggression sue! oppression outside its borders and wlilch since J941 has urged that Japan should be lln Uhcd lirsl. General MacArthur's public complaints about inadequate forces lor his own command have nt limes looked like a basic quarrel with Ihc General Staff of strategy. For his political supporters to pre« the campaign for him In a way that would make an election Issue of fundamental strategic concepts :would be a calamity. J- We trust tills Is not going lo happen. Even If some of the MncAHhur people would like to do it the probability thai Governor Dcwey has already won thc nomination should block them. It may not, however, prevent (heir using the General's prestige for their own campaign of Isolationism and rcactlonlsm. with intent lo influence the Dewcy position and turn'the Republican pr.rty backward. , —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. I couldn't wait, Jnnc, I had to propose to you tonight ^ I. guess April and llu; «rc;it outdoors have done some' to mo!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD SvWWUa ™"*-^^»»»«*»i»«, a*tt THEY MY •II Is difficult lo adjust yourself after you return home. After the sacrifice.! Hint hav? be.-n mtrtc, you feel that people ought to be more scrlsus about the wnr.-Comdr. Donald J. McDonald, Navy's most decorated officer. * » « Jill the automobiles In the United states could rim on methane, the marsh B as obtained from natural BRS , petroleum refining and coal prccc.ssinE.-Dr. Quslav Egloff, oil Industry chemist. » »' e •• 1 c« n no longer support the double-faced political maneuvers directed at one nnd the same time toward collaboration with the United States and Britain while pursuing aim.? Incompatible with such collaborattou.-sovict, Purchasing Commission official, on resignation. * • . Russian nationalism will undoubtedly dictate Hie frontiers of eastern Europe. We cannot ex- Poct that, the Russian natlol7| ,„ tl , c hom of victory, will accept the boundaries of defeat in 191«.~Dr. Samuel Plagg nemis of Yale' Univer- * « « You can get MM , IISt ,, s (ica(| , n a m|m)r encasement as in a major one and many of ,, s did.-CfcpL Robert W. Blake, marine tankman uacs from the Pacific. * » . The war situation in the central Pacific may jWoar on the surface to be calm but It we knew Ihc unreasoning ,,]„,,, of the Cllcmy , t wou , d cast 1U " M0 " " IC s '°™--™<»° "™<«1- *•».••. Efcry lc«on of modem warfare points to one >» ^capable conclusion-mastery ot the .skies Ls » prerequisite lo ll,e invasion of Europe -Mai C-en. Frank O. D. ,l,, mcr , lst A , r ' !' J ' ABOUT •£00,000 TO LEARN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SEEDS/ WHEN YOU REPOKT SEEIMS A ALL, AND YOU'RE WROM&. Y<30'RE STO.L > ' IRS. JOSEPHINE JACK, s/ice?, Ca/Wa'a. KAVE DIED FROM AUTO/AOBILE ACCIDENTS IN THE U.S. SIHCE. 1933 THAN WEEE KILLED OR. DIED OF WOUNDS IN ALL THE WARS THE U.5. HAS FOUSHT". NEXT: Tellinjr if |f, ( (he bees. • In Holly wood don't lean on each other. They both want careers." An erstwhile artist, Hesse lurncd photographer when lie rcturnet --~-~~ - •.•.|"<"^« v.n.v uiv!, ii'oni France nftcr World Wir I Chinese proverb about a picture be-1 he was one of thc first to reco™ ing worth a thousand words. "A mzc the advantage of color phS 'It's Alive and Kicking' BY EKSK1NE JOHNSON ' i\EA Staff Correspondent Paul Hcssc hus improved that old color picture," says he, "is worth $1000." You've probably heard of Paul Hesse. And it you haven't you have seen his photographs. They are everywhere—on magazine covers, in cigarct ads. on billboards and In (he homes of just about every slar in Hollywood. In his plush Hollywood studio, which looks like nn M-G-M film set/Paul Hesse's camera blinks at u parade of Hollywood glamor queens, cover girls, babies, socialites, shipyard welders and models posing for everything from underarm deodorant advertisements to cigarcts. Hesse looks more like a Hollywood leading man than a photographer. He's on the dapper side, graying hair, a tan face, charm, a way with the ladies so important in picture taking. His marriage, though, to hn favorite model. Etyse Knox. last"-! tognipliy over black and white. ..„ he says. "You get more character out of a face or a subject in color. It's alive and kicking," and, "i mte to let the camera pick up thc colors ".SHOOTS" TO MUSIC Hcssc always, works with a radio or phonograph turned on. It sets a mood, and the subjects can't hear ! the click of the camera. And sometimes he serves champagne to his subjects lo get a "little extra sparkle." He's taken some pictures in less than 10 minutes, has spent "sever?.! hours" on others. He once spent ahnost"!i whole day trying to pho tograph Claudelte Colbert and did n't gel n picture. Next day they tried it again and again they didn't (,'ct a picture. "Clamlette sortti bawled me out that time," lie said. "I thought I was slipping but Ihc nc,\l day .she came in again ac we not thc i>iri!ire in 10 minute; Thc nearest he ever camu to ei )uf Boarding House with Major llooplc Out Our Way BStojj&feA'-fev.j-y —........ J • — j ••— -.-..-... IL. n i * uu ni;<i t iav i\K i;* <J1 LiUllC IO Cil- only- a year. "People in Hollywood," countering Hollywood temperament he says, "are too indc)icndcnt. They ''' ' ' ' By J. R. Williams OUR.&HORM& OLO HE CODRSE WE S\E LIKE I'LL ADMIT, BUT— BAH.' 1HET -STUFFER. JEST POKED A FOR<FUL O 1 BRUSH IM THAR AM 1 SEWED IV UP.' 1 THIMfi TH' WIDOW ISHE HAS IS RLJBBIM' /TO INSULT VT INTO \CJUIETOi: THE OU BOVS.l STIFFY , SHOWIM' ) TO TRY ' 'EM TH' /SHUTTIMG STUFF THEY I WINDY CLOSED TO I SUGAR RAISE.' A-. UP. "THE BOYHOOD PAL Ucssc said, was when hc was pi.,, tngraphlng a certain blonde star l» sirtc her swimming pool. She >va wearing n pnir of slacks over, hc liathlns'suit because lie was just ' phptoginphlii" her from thc waist up. "I flicked ,n little water on hci face for realism." he said, "an some of it got on her slacks. Sli bawled h out of me. S:i I just .started packing my stiifr to leave Then she apologized, and we shot • the picture." : ms OWN IDEAS Hcssc nets most of las ideas to. ; his pictures himself. That recent magazine cover of a boyish sailor for thc lime at hi? .'jaby, born while lie was at sea. was Hc.sse's irtca. He picked up a sailor on a Hollywood street corner, borrowed the baby Irani his masseur and hired a model for the mothci The Oliver \vcek-ciui when he \vao returning to Hollywood from a visit ; with his 18-year-old son, who Is a ! Scabce. Hesse s[Mtcd a sailor along I the road, waving a small bouquet of wild llowcrs in one hand, an upraised thumb on thc other. You'll • be seeing that picture on a magazine cover soon, I The First Thing Our Victory Garden Needs V v -^ SPOKANE & 'Waslf'",tl'^' -ni ' Tl!c Amciica » s ' eel ">doslry *' «ZS3^i^«"^^ in thc state ot Washington n 1943. A total of 135,000 big b'juiie seals were sold, exceeding the 1042 mark by 30,000. 8PTICRL STflHE Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES I '09 VV. Main St. Phone 2912 WE FIIJj ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS »ND SAVE TOO MONEY S T E W A R T' S Drn f Store Lake Pbont tSO, _ Read Courier News Want Ada. MEXSANA FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceoia Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 Osceolz, Ark. 24 HOUR TIRE SERVICE — Tire and Tube Trmctor Tires Onr Speclalt'j. AH Work Gqaranteed WADE COAL CO, Alabama R«d Ash Coal N. Hwy. 61 p h- 2 , 01 Genuine Oliver PARTS & EQUIPMENT Combines - Disc Harrows - Hay itukes Plows - Planters - etc. Walking AUTO PAUTS & GARAGE Expert Auto Repair Wort Ash ,, hone 2552 PLEASE RETURN EMPTY BEVERAGE BOTTLES TO YOUR DEALER To be able lo serve you better, your dealer needs empty beverage bottles. There are plenty of bottles , y , f,? kcpt movill £- Won't you please return empty bottles to your dealer at once for your deposit •m belter atoll, for credit on full bottles of your fa v- orite beverage. •Royal Crown BotHing Co. l>r. Pepper atllling Co. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. Midwest Hairy Trorlucts Co. Coca-Cola Boltling Co. By Robert D. LVish Copxrlskl, IOU. nr.A StTvlcti Inc. OLD JAN GROWS OLD XXI r WAS to graduate from college *• in June of 1941. Although my grandfather had complained of his lealth when I was at home during thc Christmas vacation, I was surprised by letters I received from Mnry Hughes during that spring. Mary, who had finished college two years before and was leaching in the high school at home, wrote me that my grandfather had failed noticeably since the first of the year. The work of whipping the farm back inlo shape, in which he had virtually succeeded, had been too much for a man of his years. I was tempted lo make a hurried visit to thc farm, but I assured myself thai it would not be long before I would bo back for good to lake the work oft his shoulders. Furthermore, I did not want to give him an excuse for not coining up to Fort Collins for thc commencement exercises. Bui lie didn't come up for commencement. Mary and Judge Mc- N.nmara came, but they brought thc news that Old Jan did not feel well enough to make Ihe comparatively short automobile trip. "Aw, thc old fool is turning sissy on us," the Judge asserted. ready to quit when you're all set (o begin in earnest." I told him he was all wet, that he would be back in the fields in another spring. "You can be the silent partner this year," I said, "but, remember, it's just a temporary arrangement." Yet this iras just talk and we both knew it. Old Jan was really old. I went to work with enthusiasm. We were developing a fine herd of caltlc. H wasn't pure-bred. We hadn't got back into that class. However, it was good slull. But when I would conic into the house and talk to Old Jan about the business of the farni, Ihere was little of the former fire of interest in him. Hc spent more and more time in bed, Hc read a good deal, slept a lot. Over his protest, I had a doctor come out from town. After thc examination he talked la me in the yard. "There's nothing much anyone can do iibont it, Flain," he said. "It's just that Ihe old machinery is wearing out." Old Jan was 71 years old. That's not so old these days, but hc had never spav'ed himself. Yet doctors had been wrong before, , . .,^ wla ,,,, c , „„..„ wrong UC i O re Mopes around about himself. ; and I hoped that continued rest ihe favm will probably go lo hell." I would nut him back in shape, and \ou shouldnt talk that way," that one day hc would snap out of Mary snapped, 'even lo Jan. You ' it and be pretty much his own know very well Mr. Mcsrik's a j self again. But that day didn't E-ck man. come. He grew more feeble, if In spite of all this warning, 1 1 anything. was bowled over when 1 finally) One day wlicn. I was passing his saw my grandfather back home . room, he called me in. on thc farm. His color was sallow. He was stooped, feeble. Hc , . "Some time pretty soon, Little Jan," he said, "I'm going lo tell ' Town's Drill SLID WOODSTOCK, N. H. (U.P ) — • Tlie town fnlliers of Wood'stoc* | nr.en't wovrying about local finan- > cial problems these days Rcccn' figures sho\v .the lown has a TIP; Indebtedness of only $1.19. . , . , sa, m gong o e spent most-pf his time in his bed- j you a story. It's thc story ot thc room. All of the work was being j tragedy. No one else would ever none by a lured man. have believed it, but you're dif* * * |feront. You're part of me. Ann "TM not, so good, Little Jan," 'I've- got lo pass it'on." •• was thc rirst thin;; he said toi « * * me. "Looks like our time-table j IT was just a few days later that \vu.;;«l o\u jusL a'ooul right. I'm)- 5 - i.j,nd ( o mn ^ c a tr j p lo lCAVn I was running low on gas when I approached thc main highway at the edge of thc city. I turned :n at a service station which had acen set up to catch thc tourist trade, stopped the car on one side of (lie pumps and got out. On the other side was a large, new Buick with a District of Columbia license plate. A well-dressed attractive woman was sitting in it; an impressive-looking man stood jesirte it. The man had a road nap in his hands, was talking to :hc attendant. I couldn't help overhearing what they were say- ng. : 'Yoi; say Ihe railway runs along .his side o£ thc river?" the man irom thc car was asking. . "Of onrsCj this highway was probably usl a country lane in those days. But I rcinemher seeing the name of this town on Ihc slalion as we came pasl. It was the first town we came lo. So it must have been ;ix or eight miles wcsl of, here .hat Hie train slopped." : 'Look, Jean," hc said lo the woman in thc car, "it was just a few miles west of here that it lappencd. Let's sec, H was nearly twenty-two years ago." Another attendant had- com- ilctcd polishing llicir windshield. The man got inlo thc car arid they drove off. I asked tor five gallons, handed over the money. • My change was being returned. I remember that in counting back my change, thc attendant must have said a "twenty-two," for suddenly things began whirling around in my mind. A. train slopped a few miles up the river west o£ town! That could be at the south end of our farm. Twcisty-two years ago. That would be in 1919! "Where did those people in lhat Washington Buick go?" I yelled excitedly at thc attendant as I scrambled into my car. "Up that way, I think," hc said, pointing west. I jammed thc car into intermediate, then inlo high. 1 held it down reasonably until I had cleared thc last o£ town. Then I gave it nil it,had., . , (l'o lie Conllnucil). fc<

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