The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 20, 1944
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:PAGE : FOUB THE BLYTHEVILLE COURISB NEWS ' «- ."« * TFB OOORUE NKWB 'OO. ^'A^B.' W. HAD«8, Publtabw 6AMCKL'F..NORK18, Iditor A. GATEK8, 'AdvertUtng BLYTIIEVILLB, (ARK.)' COUItflSR NEWS 0«te* KtUooal » JWUioe^Wianer Co, New fork, Chlcigo, D»- Bflil, AtUnti, Mraophi*. t Published Evu; Afternoon Except Buntlijr M wcoad class nutter it the port- offloe »t BlythevOle, Arkansas, under act ol Co»PM>, October 0, 1917. by the United :Prwi ••'-» J w. 'SUBSCRIPTION RATES ,jpy carrier In the city ol BlytbSTllle, Me p«r Wtk, or 85c per month. , >By mall, within a radius oj 40 mllee, M.M p« rett, |2.0fl for six months, $1.00 for three monthi; by mall oulslde 50 mile zone 110.00 per year payable to advance. < Short Course in English History \ Two widely-read magazines have cbfnniitted the same historical error in ' (JojTufiemtiHg 01 -Princess Elizabeth's 18th birthday; thai when and if she ascends the throne she will be the .second woman lo rule England since Elizabeth- She will be the third. '* What the magazines did was overlook 9 ll ,een Anno. II isn't hard lo do. Anne doesn't cut much of a figure beside Tudor Elizabeth or the Queen- empress Victoria — or beside the present Elizabeth, for that matter, The history books tell us Anne was plain, gluttonous, long on piety but short on wis- 1 ~ Anne reigned from 1702 to 1714, and things went pretty well for England despite ^Ihe fact that the English were fighting' Louis XIV all over Europe, and the Whigs ami Tories were 'scrapping at home. ', Yet' 'lovely Princess Elizabeth has something in common with the unglam- prous monarch the magazines forgot. Neither was the daughter of a royal princess. Anne's mother was Anne Hyde, daughter of the Earl of Claren- 'don and wife of James II; Elizabeth's 'mother was the Lady Elizabeth Bowcs- Lyon, daughter of the Earl of Strath- jnore and Kinghorne. 1 Princess Elizabeth will be the most British of British rulers since Anno. •Anne was the last of the Stuarts, and was succeeded by the , very .-German George, -1. English monarchs stayed pretty Get man right down to George "V. But Elizabeth can boast of four British grandparents, , I A,Slight Case of Confusion JT-Wai Manpower Commissioner Me- Nutt^made a speech and the OWI issued *a i sport, both on the .same day. That'jn itself is 'not unusual. Mr. McNutt makes lots of speeches. OWI issues even-more reports. 1 On this particular day- however, Mr.' McNutt told his listeners that the manpower situation was "relatively §ood," and that labor shortages are causing less damage to war production than at any time in the past year. The OWI said that 2,000,000 more \\omen would be needed in war work or, war-supporting work by July. This in spite, of the Census Bureau's stale, meiil that 400,000 women wno had been in such work were unemployed in January, and lie ->\ ;u- Manpower' Com-' mission's estimate that. Ibis figure niight rise to 500,000 by July—right when OWI says we shall need 2,000,000 additions to the 1G;400,000 women now employed. '- . Also on this same day, Rrig.-Gen. A. TVBrown, New York stale draft director; estimated that about 95 per cent of New York regihfrants over 2G would be ^ deferred because their jobs are in a. "war supporting activity." This announcement must have look- ed a little strange lo Ihe considerably more Hum 5 per cciil of over-26 registrants in New York and elsewhere who have recently gone into service from jobs or businesses which undoubtedly fell within that almost-all-embracing term of "war supporting activity." That, for illustrative purposes, would seem to be chough confusion for one day. Of course, the obvious remedy would be for everyone to get together —Army, Navy, WMC, WPH and other departments concerned—and decide upon as concerted and orderly a course of action as the shifting demands of war will permit. But in the meantime, it might be well if OWI worked a little harder at one of its more publicized functions— that of clearing all government speeches .and releases with a view toward preventing violently opposed or contradictory statements.of official policy, ut least on the same day. A Despicable Racket The War Department Ims revealed that several groups througliout the country have been circulating false rumors about "thousands" of blinded soldiers, and then fraudulently soliciting funds to aid them. Actually, says the Army Medical Department, 73 men have suffered total blindness in this war- The War Department asks that the public be on guard against these solicitors. A further suggestion should be to report them immediately to police authorities. THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1944 CQ-R- 1V44 0V i;t* SERV'CE. »JC. T, If, EEC U S par. OTF, "Well, wlicn the wiu-'s over, if we do hnvi- help ujjain 1 hope we'll have sense cnoujili to ^o on living our own lives ami not no back lu living for the help!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD THEY SAY Todiiy we. arc on Germany's 20-yard line, about mlilfield on Hie other (I'uciflc) front, and we have to produce and deliver the number ol men and' nmomil of materials required lo make the' touchdown.— Llcul.-Clen. Urchoii I). Somer- vcll, Army Service Forces chief. . » » • The mngnllurta of our loUl war production is now ccjital to tile combined war output of- Ihe rest of the world. — Wnr Manpower Dlreclor Paul V. McNtilt. T • Unless mnnujjcinent ,-ind 1,-iljor con devise the instruments for pacific scttHment of disputes, Ihe public will insist—and rightly so— on .settlement by legislative coinpulBlon.^-Erlc A. Johnston, president U. S. C. of c. * r * They (Jap prisoner. 1 !) scein to enjoy our menus, our soap anil water. There was nil atmosphere of contentment such as you might find in the Army anrt Navy Club affcr Ihe day's work is done.— Mnj.-Gen. Ross E. Kowcll, back from Bcujjninvllle. " • 4 It is utterly ridiculous nt this stage of the war to have innrrlcd men telling their families Boortby, giving up jobs and selling their businesses, cnly lo be lohl Die next day It wns all n mistake and Hint they will not be needed.— Sen. Robert A. Taft ol Ohio. * • « Flack crirs-croHUig uiosc fields Is jusl like a fireworks display. II scares hell out of me.— Cnpt. Don s. Gentile, a leading Allied nir ncc. » • • In Germany Ihe heart of llic problem of establishing democracy is the relallon of leader and follower. Germans, because they confuse loyalty win, obedience, have never learned how to criticize their bosscs.-rrof. Kurt Lcwin, u. of loivn; formerly of- Ihe U. of Berlin. * » « There Isn't a safe square foot of ground on the whole beachhead. The Allies bad to dig themselves in the way they nici In the first World War, with deep holes and overhead cover. — MaJ. George Arltuaii, back from Anzio WHEN DEATH OCCURRED IN THE FAMILY, IT ONCE WAS A CUSTOM IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA TO ;':. AND EVEN TO HAN& CRAPE ON THE HIVES/ IT WAS BELIEVED THE BEES,TOO, WOULD DIE UNLESS NOTIFIED. WHAT SPORr DOES EACH ^ -THE FOLLOWING SU&6EST V . IN RED JACKET, WESf VIRGINIA^ //rs/r,k, HANEY BELU ANSWER: Croslcy Field, baseball; Churchill Downs, horse racing; Rose Bowl, football; Forest Hills, tennis.. _ - NEXT: Australia's snake situation. 111 Hollywood X.L-. ». , r c. JO>IN -J 0 N who has tHed to find a place (< M-.A blaff Correspondent ' livc in Wl ishinglou lately. Come on out to the Laurel anil Q [JT |'ors A HEI) Sardy set." thc man stilrt. "We've .. FH , m ,' „ „„.,,.,,-.,„. got a scientific home of the luturc." Slan cHc ™ s ^ '\, ™ c ', ^f 1 ™' Havltur Just read a piece m the , mls „„„ ,', „„, c °' ™ fi ™ paper about a survey lo collect ma- ,, „ , j( , of „ , '„ '.;, m ,~], m i, n torial on habit,, for B uidance 0 h C r 'a i! 'sho'e, ba ''l-u g of architects planning scientific oul of Rnoll „ b post-war homes, we welded lo see ^ p ljm -^^ „ b , moll am , would like to sleep mule but. are I "' ! v " ^7,)„ ', ' " C!l1 ™ rt -,. Inhibited, that some put on their! nicl ^ ( g |1 ,™ r ' ' brassieres in the kitchen and 3 cent tlilnfc after getting into bed. | The result of the survey thc story 1 said, would make future homes nsj Seems the comedians get mix remote from what you now live i "P wlll> n screwy inventor in t.. in as thc automobile is from the' I'lcturc and this "(ive-rooms-ln horse and buggy. lone" is Ins idea. It took nine me Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy; to "1'erate the ^ct. Two of Ihei didn't know anything about inhib- werc ln a llolc beneath Ihe floo I itcd ladies but. they did have a I «' or!fi "K ">c table and chairs. . scientific home of the future, built i Bllt lllnt wnsn't all, Laurel - - . .- . < ir.,,.,1.. r «i,. mi.... n | so | la( j J Q nner. serve My own conviction is lhat America!) Industry can meet its peacetime tests with the same vigor •ind success with which a has mel all the dc- .sciemiiic nomo or tnc nuure. miiltj """ l11 " 1 »>""'i >">, maiuis of war. During ihe last two vcars Indus for n C01 "cdy sequence in their new Hnrct >' s!lW - Tl 'ey also try Ins proved it.s nuilitv to crcat wiritpvr,- i, ,. " OII) CclUllr 5--Fox- picture, "Tlie » ;scientific lurkrydii ,. . . 1UH1V.V 10 crcnt un.itcvcr new uig N O | SC " cnllrcly in capsuU form To Hi products have bm , fo(mt| IICCCMary __ John w Thomas, chairman Firestone Tire & Rubber Co « .^ . , : ^.^^^^^__^ )«B«ardmg House «i,h Major Hoopk Qui Our Way ' ' It was just one big room with a j doubted for capsules, black ones to " ' J ~''" ' ' : ' ic f .-_ _. D . V ^ ..u..«.v.v t .u. t..,..1lm..1, UIH^I* \IU panel of push buttons which would c ' nvk meat, white (or while bring joy lo Ihe heart ol anyone ! nnd mashed potalocs, pink ~ cranberry sauce. t^GWE FRteR^MCE FOR ME LUl<E\ViA(?N\ j ABOUT AM HOUR' " jfe A GUV COULD A BETTER. LI\JIMG HUNTlNSG LOST DOGS.' WARING UP FOR TUc CONTEST;= S AUWT MARTHA, I'LL NEVER There was nlso a lot of tl.iff g fuc-h ns Klnn bilin^ inlo n ,cf mnsrictl jelly brans rcprcscnlin., potatoes and commenting "Hmmm Idaho." The slapstick comcrilans said the had just completed plans to sla ccniplo of Spanish languag Mcinres in Mexico this siimrae Their pantomime has always bee rveat boxoffice tn foreign cou tries. vnoxETic niNNv BUSINESS Before the war. Stan said, the shot French. German. Italian ai Swinish versions of all 'their pi hires. Thev didn't know anvtliing aboi the languages. Stan admitted, bi thev got by very nlci'lv by havii an interoreier rear! their lines ai then write them down, phonetics !y, on .-) blnc'rftoarcl. •In fret." said Slan. "we eot speaklni; Spanish too good. We re ceivcd letlers from Soiitli America exhibitors sayin? It was too pnllsh- cri—that we were funnier when we made mistakes. So we deliberately made mistakes." Stan nnd Ollic have marie slapstick comedy pay off longer at thc hnxofflw than anv comic team in •film history. They've co-starred In 170 pictures tn !8 years and Iheir films still make more money than a lot of those million dollar snper- cnlnssnl epics. WITNESS TO THE PAST XXII IERE was no Buick nhcad ol mo. I passed several cars, all vilh Colorado licenses. Then, about four miles out, r saw it scorning up over a rise. It was lot pursuit, but I was gaining, nally I came up alongside. I yelled to the driver. The roan nust have thought that either licio was something dangerously wrong with his car, or that I was crazy. But ho drew oft the pavc- nent onto the shoulder o£ the jrade and stopped. When I had come to a halt a few yards ahead, I tumbled out and •ushcd to the side o£ his car. "Pardon me," I said, breathless l)ut back at the filling station you were talking about a train slopped between towns back u 1910?" "Why, yes, I was." "Was it in September?" "Yes, September twenty-fifth " "Was (hero anyone important "I .should say there was. Some- •iic who was mighty important." ' Mow do you know?" "Well, I was on the train, myself." I was so excited I could hardly Hot my words straightened out in- lo sentences. "Could you," I stammered 'come with me? My grandfather lies not so well. He saw the'man. He talked lo him. The man,gave Him a message. Everybody-thought my grandfather was crazy. Would you come see my grandfather?" I calmed down eventually and mnde myself a lillto cleaver. The man said he would bo glad to visit my grandfather. He'said his name was Lynn Rhodes, and I recognized the name. His syndicated Washington column ran in our lo cat newspaper. T FOLLOWED him back to town; -*- then we drove out to the farm his car. We talked all the way out, I told him what I knew about the incident that had happened when I was three years old. He told me about the train, who was on it, why it stopped. When we out to the farm I warned them that we would have to take it easy and not excite my grandfather too much, but I was out o£ control myself. "We have company," I yelled when I opened the door. II was not much warning, but we trooped through the living room into the bedroom -without further announcement. Old Jan was propped up in bed. "Well," he said, surprised. "Grandfather," I burst out, "I wjiiit you to meet Mr. Lynn Rhodes, the Washington newspaper writer. And this is Mrs. Rhodes." "We're pleased to meet you, Mr. Mesiik," tiie newspaperman said. ' We apologize for crushing in like this, but your grandson led the way. Mrs. Rhodes and I are on a vacation trip. We drove through here to visit an old and little-known historic spot. We ran into your grandson in town. He offered us the pleasure of meeting you." "Old Jan," I cut in, "Mr. Rhodes knows who H was you met that niglit when I w.-is a kid and you hurt yourself. Do you want him to tell you who it was?" "First," be replied, "you'd better get our guests some chairs." I did so. We sat down around the bed. "Now should he tell you who it was?" "I know who it was," Old Jan replied. "But you never said!" I exclaimed. "No, I've never said, because no one believed me in the first place.' "Then, you knew it was Woodrow Wilson?" I asked, bewildered "Yes, I 'knew wrmin anout a month after it happened that It was President Wilson, but I realized that without any evidence people would think I Was crazier [ban ever." * * * "MB. MESRIK," Rhodes said, J -' i "your grandson lias told us the story of your meeting with he has heard it from members of the family. Will you tell us the story as it actually happened," Then my grandfather told at length the story as I have written it at the beginning of this biography. When he had finished, the newspaperman pursed his lips. He studied the ceiling for a while. . "Mr. Mcsrik," he began, "I don't wish to join that apparently long list of unbelievers who charge you with having hallucinations. I am going lo say that it might have happened. 'I was on the Wilson train from the time it left Washington until it returned with the sick President. I covered every one of the. more than forty speeches he gave around down the Pacific Coast and into Colorado. As you know, lie was trying lo enlist public opinion behind him to force the Senate to ratify the Versailles Treaty and League of Nations covenant without material reservations. "They were wonderful speeches. They were well received. But the strain was too great on the President. I remember distinctly the last speech he made, the one at Pueblo on the afternoon o£ Sep- ' tcmber twenty-fifth. He cried nearly all of the time he was delivering it. The President was sick when we left Pueblo. That was why the train was stopped between stations, south of your farm. The President got oil to take a walk along the country road, believing thai the air would do him good. That much I know for sure, because I was there. "But I don't know whether he was alone at any time during that walk. I suppose that it could be possible. 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