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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)'. COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 1944 YTHEVILLE COUBEBB N158 \ • TIB OOORIBt HBWB OO. ' K W. HAIHBS, PuDttbar • — SAHUKL P. NORRIB, JRdltOf 'JJJO8 A. OATBNS, AdwrtULnf IUm«t • Bob N»Uoc*l AdTertisln* R«pr«*eoUUTt(: W«U»o* Wttmer Oo, New Tort. Cfciwf* M- teott, AtUaU. iteaplili. •; ' Publtotod KTCIT Alttmooc facept Buatoy Bittred u Koond clu* matter »t the poit- it Blythertlle, Arliuuu, under »ct of Oo»October 8. 1817. Bened by the United Frew • 8UB8ORIPTION ABATES. By' carrier In the city of Blythevllle, JOi per week, or Sic per month. By m*ll, within a radius of 40 mllet, M-W P« year, 12.00 for six months, 11.00 for three month*; by mall outsMe 60 mllo tone 110.00 l*r year pjytble in advance. ;-..''. A Big Job for Mr. Wallace There is a growing suspicion that perhaps Vice President Wallace's projected trip to China should be taken at face value. This is naive, of course. It violates the tradition of . interpreting any announcement which carries political overtones. But all the! speculation upon this junket's possible effect on Mr. Wallace's chances for rcnomination have been inconclusive. We shall just have to wait and sec. Meanwhile, there is a job to be done in China. What is to be done, and how, is not clear. But there are various points of friction between Chiiia and the other members of the Big Four war alliance that need repair/China's relations with Britain, for.'instance, have not been of duck-pond smoothness. The question of Hong Kong remains unsettled. The - Chungking' 'government has not been entirely sympathetic toward England's handling of Indian problems. And lately • there was the rebuff of China in Eng• land's drastic clamp-down O n diplomatic immunity. There has also, been a recent border dispute between Russia and China. What happened in the remote western province of Sinkjang may not have seemed very important. over here, but, ' it" was 1 'symptomatic of internal trouble in China that might have far-reaching effect. Evidently there is a lot more trouble in China than most of us know. The country is tightly governed awl tightly censored. The only opposition political party, the so-called Communists, are walled off by- military, segregation. Stories that come through from Chung-, king hint at hunger and great weariness, at anJH-c(|uipped army, at inflation. ".:• .,' China must be near exhaustion after ' 10 war years. She needs, assurance and encouragement while she waits for help so long needed and so long promised. She undoubtedly needs some practical and immediate advice, and a frank discussion of mutual points of dissatisfaction among the Allies. This job calls for an American, on the basis of the long, friendly association and mutual respect between the two countries. It also calls for- an American who can speak with wisdom and authority. In tackling it, Mr. Wallace, has an important and challenging opportunity for diplomatic service no matter what the effect of his journey to Chungking may have upon his ambitions at home. It's Not ; the Principle- Nino hundred flying instructors have been cut loose by the Civil Arc- nautics Administration, another 4000 • are expected to be out by June 30. A similar number now studying to be instructors- ( may wind up with nobody to teach. All this is reason enough for the House committee investigating Civil Service to take a close look at the Women's Air Force Service Patrol training program: BOO receiving instruction, 500 signed up and ready. The girls ferry planes, tow targets, etc. It seems foolish to pay for their training when experienced men pilots, unfit for combat service; arc being turned off. It isn't the principle of the thing. It's a matter of ?G,, r )00,000 for WASP training. Japs, Scotch, and Soda Pop The convenient fact that Maj. Richard I. Hong is a teetotaler saved a rather cmhnrrasing situation after the Pacific ace broke Capt. Kddic Kicken- backer's World War I record. When Captain Rickcnbacker started to. send the record-breaker a case of Scotch, General lUncArtluir raised an objection, lie did not think spirits fin "appropriate recognition," suggested that promotion to major was enough. General Ma'cArthur may have been within the bounds of authority, but he conceivably exceeded those of good taste when he passed judgment upon the appropriateness of some other person's gift. General Arnold's message with a gift of soft drinks was more gracious: "Understand you prefer this type of refreshment to others. You thoroughly deserve to have the kind you want." No, No Monkey Business '•* SEE NO INVASION NO INVASION! TALK- TELL NO INVASIOM SECRETS "An ideal spot, folks! • \Villi gas rationing, this house is just for enough oul to keep Diesis from dropping m on • you at all hours!" THIS'CURIOUS WORLD We have the best soldiers nnd the besl equipment and more ot it that the Germans ever dreamed of. Aflcr a few days ol it (invasion) you won't have anything to worry about.—Lieut.- Gen. Omar N. Bradley, U. S. Ground forces chief in Britain', to troops. •j » • The supreme vnlues in the world are human personalities, not material resource.'!. Human rights must come first in any rational or realistic scale.—Francis 13. Snyre, UNRRA diplomatic adviser. The government alone cannot, stop black market operators. The real power lies 'In the hands of supplies, service station attendants mid motorists. themselves.—Wnr Fuels Administrator Hnrolcl L, ickes. " f The Germtius always seem lo fly In twos ami fours strung out In a line, nnd Ihey keep right behind their lender, no matter what, happens— as if they are afraid to branch off.—Capt. Don S. Gentile, a leading American air ace. * • * The community of action among Hie American nations will be Indisyenslble In Hie advancement ol our economic wcll T being nnd in the cslato- nicnt of International organization to prevent the recurrence of world wars.—Secretary of State Cordell Hull. We must not inadvertently slip inlo the same condition Internally ns the one we fight externally.—Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The chief factor holding down (steel) production is a growing deficiency of manpower which Is being made tip by the employment of 50,000 women and by the lengthening of working time of remaining employes:—American Iron and Steel Institute bulletin. * • • Too many workers arc listening lo rumors • that the bottom is shortly to fall out of war production and that it behooves them to get settled Quickly In a safe peacetime job before the general scramble begins.—Wnr Manpower Director Paul V. McNult. Despite the fine statement of principles to govern the peace in the Atlantic Charter^ which is being interpreted to death these days, it appears Hint' Ihe controversial Issues which already are arising in this war arc being settled on a spherc-of-influence basis, which is merely a new and nicer word for power politics,—Sen. Joseph H. Ball ot Minnesota. TORMS KNOWN AS q IN TH E" WES T IN Dl E S ARE 7-XW/OCW.T OVER THE SEAS SOUTH OF JAPAN, W/LLtJ&S' OVER THE WATERS WEST OF AUSTRALIA, AND OVER THE INDIAN THE WOKD ">vA<V/'IN THE TERM " A\EANS \VKAT P/ W; ' • ff£\ ' A DRAGONFLY CAN CONSUME ITi OWN WEISHf IM PLIES (M TWO H ANSWER: 11 is a contraction of fanatic, lunch. What shall I order?—four dinners and a bale of hay?" PLAY ON SALE Columbia Is bidding Tor the film rights to Frank Veloi's original play, "Leather Is Sly Itackcl," which will be produced on Bioadway next fall. « * * Arthur Treacher, No. 1 uortraycr of butlers, complimented a local night club waiter on the excellent service. Replied the waiter: "I take that as especially high praise, sir, coining from a man of YOUR experience." WE FILL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONEY STEWART'S Drnf Store M»ln A Like Fbon* Z822 Genuine Oliver PARTS & EQUIPMENT Combines - Disc Harrows - Hay Rakes Plows - Planters - etc. AUTO PARTS & GARAGE Eipert Auto Repair Work Walking. HARRISON 617 W. Ash Phone 2552 FOR SALE CONCRETE . STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Brid£t Lnrober Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 OictoU, Ark. ?&•-**<*. .NEXTC: The amphibious'ccl.'.'f"^-^ In Hollywood BY KRSKINF. JOHNSON NEiV Staff Correspondent Humphrey Bogart was supposed to reach Into Laurecn Becall's half opened suitcnsc and bring out a. perfume container for a scene in "To Have and to Have Not." Miss Becall's next line was, "Remind •bit of somebody?" Bogart. reached nnd got something out of the suitcase. Director Howard Hawks stop- led the scene. "I don't think," he said, "tbnt would go well with-the next line." Instead of the perfume container, Bogart had picked up a pair of panties! -.____ *. * * Marie Wilson has told her agent she doesn't want to play comedy any more. A deal is pending for n dramatic part. . Greta Garbo. who lias always shunned newspapermen, lias changed her mind. A local scrilic, Harry Crocker, lias replaced did expert Dr. Cayclnnl Haiiscr as Ihe object of her affections. Charlotte Greenwood gets the lop comedienne role in Producer Sol Leaser's new movie, Family." )iir Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams j. K, r- GET UP OFF TH\T CHAIR AND X OPEM THE PROMT DOOR FOR HISA.'N SOU KNOW VERY VOBLL WHAT HE'S ' ' S-- VOU CAM HEAR HIM VELUWG FIVE BLOCKS GREW C/VKAR.'lNE TOILED FOR HOURS, eut X'LV. BE 'GTUSBORM OP A LOOSE- TILE- FALLING OFF Hl5 ' LOUDER--I CAN'T HEAR VOU. 1 . I'LL STAR.T ALL OMER. , WlW WE WORD CROCUSES .' •CROCU<=>E&? A bottle of warm beer v/rappccl in the .proper ribbons doubles for a bottle of champagne when Clau dcttc Colbert christens a ship in "Practically Yours.' The splash wa much more spectacular. • t • There was a strange lunclico twosnuic in Hollywood cafe the oth cr .day—Hubbies- Schiimi and i'a Slcwart. Miss Slcwart is the pros ent Sirs. Wayne Morris. Bubbles Ihe ex-Mrs. Wayne Morris. Wha they found lo talk about we'll prol ably never know-. Georgia Carroll said she ha< just received a letter from h brother in England who said was verv foggy these days in Lo don. "Yes." said Kay Kyser. "fog 'in London, sunny in California an Jcwcy in Wisconsin." WOMANTOAVER NOTE A year ago this month Ihe Wn ncr studio, hit by the draft, hir 20 messenger girls. Ten are stll working at the job. One is abo to get a film contract. One heca an Earl Carroll showgirl. In went Into war plants and two moved to New York to get jobs as showgirl 1 :. Helling has licfome so rampant on the set of "Irish Eyes arc Smiling" thai ^radically any casual oliscrvalion will gel you immediate odds and Inkers. Other day director Gregory llatoff thought the IMiig had gone loo far and announced: "I'm going to levy .1 SlOO fine on Ihc next person I calch n-aking a bet—and I'll bet you 5100 I do if, loo." « • • Wallace Beery can't stomach cigars, nut script" of "Gold Town" requires him to puff away on one. Sez he: "It's a good thins we're not shooting this picture in tech- nicolor. I'd turn out n bright green. • • • Ellen Drew, who retired from the screen a year ago to devote all her time to Army lours and \var work, has resumed her work in "Dark Mountain." 24 HOUR TIRE SERVICE \?ulc»nlzliij —Tire and Tnbt V Repairing Tractor Tires Oar Specialty. All Work Gnai-anfeed WADE COAL CO. Alabama Red Ash Coal N. Hwr. CL Hi. 2Z91 PLEASE RETURN EMPTY BEVERAGE BOTTLES TO YOUR DEALER To be able to serve yon better, your dealer needs empty beverage bottles. There are plenty of bottles IF they fire kept moving. Won't you please retur:* empty bottles to your denier at once for your deposit or, better still, for credit on full bottles of your favorite beverage. Royal Crown Bottling Co. Dr. I'cppcr Homing Co. I'cpsl-Cola nollling Co. Midwest Dairy Products Co. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. M ihe V „ „ i . n I5y Rohcrl D. Lusk Coprrlptir. InJI, NKA Strvlcr, Inc. TKAGKDY WEST OF WICHITA XXIV grandfather toy liacl: on his pillows. He exhausted after his loni! rcadini; aloud. moment Lynn Kh'xic.; ;ind wife arose to leave. his "\Vc have taken loo much of your time and strength already," Rhodes said; "but before we t;o, could you tell us the message that President Wilson cave you that night?" "He wrote," Hie old man <lc- At a story conference producer Jerry Wald and three writers all agreed on the handling of a ccr- laln scene but OUR writer was stubborn and insisted-his method was better. After much arguing Wald said, "Let's discuss it further after -.«t.ri.. claied, his eyes still closed, "that a nation founded on tlic principle that all men were created equal could not deny the brotherhood of man except it deny its own self. He said that from such a denial would come disillusionment and confusion. The very fiber ot national purpose would be endangered, the inner strength of the nation sapped." There was a long pause. "There might come a time again, lie said, when the United States could recover its soul, although the price would he great in blood and wcnllh. 13nt thai price would have lo he paid, if Ihc nation were to continue. He said that it the nation ceased to be the home of Hie brave, in the full meaning of the word, it wouk not long remain the land of tl Ircc." Old .Tan's voice was now just a whisper, barely audible. "A nation, like a man," he con tinned, reaching for 'my hand "has a soul. The soul of my Amer ica, of our America, is great. 1 was conceived in the bloody la bor o£ revolution; it was baptize • in a mighty fire to set men frci. Men were to bo free, not only her but throughout the world. Amer ica, the soul of America, must re main great." v v ^ ./:* O NE night, about a week late Old Jan died quietly in h The funeral was simple. Old Jan would have wanUul il that way. There weren't many in attendance. Old Jan wouldn't have been surprised at that. Judge McNamar.i was Ihcrc, of course. He cried, loo. Old Jan would liave Kulfiiwcil out loud, but been pleased inwardly. After Ihc funeral, I went over to McNiimara's. I told the Judge Hie farm would have lo ijel along without me for a while, that 1 had some different Itincl ot "ploughing" thai I had to do. I told him I thought it was more imporlanl right at the moment, earl Harbor was still to come it he said he agreed, thai be ould have thought it strange if hadn't Jell lhal way. So did lary. The ncxl few days I was plcnly usy. There were my enlistment, hysical examinalions, and all the ttlc details of everyday living lat had lo be cleared up before ic time I was to report. Then there was the farm. I rent inlo Pueblo to make ar- angements lor having it taken are o£ in my absence. This tool; ongcr than I expected so I de- ided to put up at the holel overnight. „ >** t * » *^"~'*«i r HAD a. hard time golfing a *• room. There was a convention or meeting of some kind oil. Fi- lally the room clerk conclcscend- ngly found a place for me. When I turned to follow the boy with my bag, a crowd o£ people burs 1 from the bar into Ihe lobby. Al of them, men and a scattering o women, were middle-aged. The men had reached lhal period in life when Ihcy weren't physically what you would call prclly. They sagged. The fat ones sagged in the bellies and under the chins the skinny ones under their eye and at the shoulders. Nor wcr the women any more slreamlincd Everyone was laughing, laugh ing and shouting, shouting silly senseless things at each olherl They were high. I thought sudl dcnly of how out of place it wal in n world in which millions w'era hungry, bombed, being slain, thai iliesc people should be chasinj about Ibis holel lobby like chiH drcn, completely unconscious ol the world around them. I won-l dcrcd by wlial right they werf so privileged. What had thd done, what were they doing earn such freedom from the re-j sponsibililies of a world locf n death struggle? Then, out of Ihc corner ot eyc-j I caught sight ot a shortj pudgy man. He was much olde than when I had last seen hinr Bui even in lhal Hash there wa;i 10 mistaking him. He was walk-f ng with au arm around some woman. It was my father. "John," lie said in a voice to loud foi- conversation, "why! John." His right hand reached" across his chest, and ho begari tugging on the lobe of his '-' ar. "Hello, Dad," I said. "Well, John, what are you dd-| ing here?' "Just passing through," I told^ him. Then he lowered his voice "I heard about your grandfaJ ther. Too bad. But he was get-j ing old. Past seventy, wasn't hel 5ut he was close to you. You vcre always like him. Johnny ny boy, is there anything I can do?" L A few weeks earlier I mighl lave made a quick reply thai here was something he could dol hat lie could go to hell. And! ooking around the room, I mighl lave added, you and your whol^ generation. But I didn't feel that way^j more. It would have been 1 necessary, anyway. It was easier to make a fcv polite remarks, thank him lor II!L sympathy, and walk on. It wal easier, surely it was kinder, anr probably fairer just to blame ev crylhing in the past on the tragl edy, the Iragcdy that occurred al a terribly crucial point in worlr history, the tragedy that hap poned that September evening id 1010, a little ways west of Wichi' THE ENE> :

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