The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 18, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 18, 1944
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PAGE'FOUB BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER rHE BLYTHEVILLE COUBJBB »11B XBB OODRBB KIWI OO. . ' ' a W, EUJNIB, FubUibv BAMUZL * NORRIS, Editor JAMXB A. OATKNB, AdTertlHU l £olf'N«UoD»l WclUce .Wltmer Oo, Nrr Yort. CbkM4 D»- troit, AtlkDta. Memphlfc ' Publlfttied tietj Altwnoon Kxotpt Bond*! 'btered u rtoond cU« matter »t tbc port- offlc* tt Blythertlle, ArkuiiM, under »ct a/ Oo>' Ottober *, 1»1V -;•.. Ssr-ed by ths'-Caltsd Pre» ',., "SUBSCRIPTION RATtt Bj eurler in the city of BlythertUe, X* pw peek, or fiic'per month. By mall, within » radius of 40 mild, M.OO pir jtu, KM tor six months, 11.00 for three moath*; by;m»ll outside 60 mile lope $10.00 ptr jtu In ' Guilty or Innocent? • -In a Federal Court. in Washington 29 • people, 'accused of treasonable activities, are on trial. I Efforts arc being made in certain quarters to represent this trial as a jiersecution, as something un-American, and r in'oUiei quarters efforts are being lepie.scnteci as un-American and perhaps subversive. It will be imfor- tjmate if the barkers of these side shows distract attention from the real i§sue. The point involved, which vitally concerns the American people, is the p;oint which our court is attempting to decide: have we suffered injury at the hands> of the indicted persons or have we not' f Whethoi this or that elected person likes or disliket> this trial or whether ' fttcti> inimical to the ambitions and i c'aicers of individuals may or may not b,e uncoveied in the process of Uic trial -^-IKosc are minor matters, which, how- i ever thev may affect the concerns of i the individuals involved, are certainly ijo m.ijoi concein to the American people. . ." To us, the people, the issue is the guilt or, innocence of the 29 who have IJeen indicted and are on trial. The p^ace to decide (hat issue is in a court ^f justice, and that is where the cle- uill be made.. ' • '• .. 5 FijjjtTepoi Is on G-5, the,* American and Ri dish aimies' corps of civil gov- 'ernmcnt specialists, arc encouraging. G-5 is faced with the appalling job of Bunging speedy and orderly -fovcrn- nient to liberated Europe. But the an- Aouncement of its general plan indicates ijettw prepaialion and promises less Confusion than has prevailed in Italy since the Allied .landing. ; The general aims seem to be these: to tin n ovei details of local government to acceptable leaders as soon as possible. (except in tho case of Germany) and to make suic that resumption of civil life does not interfere with military activity. i POL Fianrp it is indicated that an earhei Ameucan position will be re- yeised and that G-5 will deal through the National Committee of Liberation at lease to the extent of the committee's specific knowledge of the loyalty of local officials. There will be no contact with the Vichy regime. Exiled governments and loyal groups }M|| be dealt with in Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway"." The G-5 decision to let the citizens of these counti ies dispose of their own ciimma'ls is sound. Those who have suffeicd^vill know best which of their tomitrymen contributed most to their suffeung. And it is only just that they should supervise their trial and punishment undera free, restored judiciary. • Germany presents a particularly complex pioblcm. Stern military rule will Rave to be enforced, and the op- position, is bound to be fierce and dc- .termined. But certain civil .functions arc to be entrusted to natives who can convince G-5 officers that their Na/.i party membership was.a means to employment rather than a political conviction. This is not idea), but the only alternative is complete chaos, with G-5 not only combatting opposition but bogged down in endless details of hundreds of local administrations. Reorganization can come later, along with the final decision on the debated guilt or innocence of the entire German people. But in the meantime, German railroads will have to he run, utilities will have to function, roads and ports and co'mminiii'ii- tions will have to be kept open in conquered territory. We may trust that the softness and half-way measures which marked the treatment of defeated Germany after the last war will not lie repeated by G-5. Le Petit Fleur' Anyone who ever read a perfume ad will*understand why the New York City Board of Estimate acted as it did in that matter involving Coty, Inc., the perfume people, and Mayor La Guardia. Coty's, as you may have read, offered $25,000 for the privilege of broadcasting the mayor's weekly "talks to the people." The board turned them clown. What undoubtedly prompted the board's action was the mayor's first name. Fiorcllo, as you know, means "little flower." But the perfumers, following professional custom, would certainly luivc translated it into French. First thing his honor knew, he'd bear himself being announce das "Le Petit Fleur," Then they'd probably name a perfume after him. Just think what the commercials would be: "The v.estful fragrance of an effervescent personality .'. . the ^tantalizing aroma of City Hall . . . Lc Petit Flour." • SO THEY SAY It is up lo us to make as simple a government as possible to do the things we nsk of It in Uic simplest possible, ways.—An nil Lord Slrnuss, president National League of Women voters. 1 '• '..'••• When the American nud British forces reach the western German frontier and Russian forces reach the eastern German frontier, Germany will creek 'wide oiien and refuse to fight.—President Eduard Bcnes of Czechoslovakia. '.*••. It' is no longer possible econoniicfilly any wore than It Is politically for n nnllon to retire within itself and lake no heed of what Is happening In the great world outside.—British Am- bnssador Lord Halifax. • • • Too many people me prone to take food sup- plj[ for granted. It will be even hinder lo 'meet our heeds this year than It was last year.—War Fowl Administrator Marvin Jones. I ... 1 snw an ME1C9 coming iu. He cnmc boring in straight at me without firing a shot. I wondered: "When will that crazy guy ever turn off?" Then 1 knew why. That Messcrschmitt was piloted by a'dead one. At Hie last second I shoved the wheel fonvnid and prayed. He took ofl our aerial.—Lieut. John M. Gibbons after Berlin attack. V « « The Gcrtnnn submarine licet has been reduced from a menace lo a problem; nearly always one or more U-boats haunt our Atlantic const but they long ngo ceased to be a serious problem.—Adml. Ernest J. King. • • » We go out on patrol every day. Invariably we kill some Jnps and bring back some prisoners. All we have to do Is to threaten to keep men from patrols lo maintain Iron discipline.— Lieut. Monte Kleban at Hollandla. THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1944 COPB, 1944 BV Nt* SERVICE. tNC. T. M- BEC. U. 5. PAT. Off. "If we 1mvc our wedding during (he war bond ciunpnign, do you suppose my two rich uncles would think we were hinting?" .:_,. _•• • •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By Williafn Ferguson OP ALL THE CROP5 PROOOCED IN THE UNITED5TATES. WHEN HORSES FIRST APPEARED ON EARTH, WHY DIDN'T A^AN o DOMESTICATE THEM IMMEDIATELY,^ s-ie Yeh, but Who; Keeps Him Alive? REMEMBER TrMl$ BIRD? - . REPORT* op Hi6 DEATH WERE ANSWER:. Horses were no larger than a small dog, and there were no men to domesticate them ^. • .i"'."&.<<'«vv.,i3S';- NEXT: B«fwe the days,of southpaws. In Hollywood BY KRSKINF. JOHNSON NKA Staff Corrcspnnrletit "STORKS," Sol : Lc.sser "are wonderful." The film producer hud just adopted the stork as his trademark, put its likeness on the official seals and legal papers of the "billion-dollar" Principal Productions, Inc. V'cs. sir. So! said, he was BO'"!,' lo give Mr. Stork ii typical movlclown glamor plug. "Leave us face it," he raid. "It's about time someone took an interest In a bird which does Mich an lm}>orlant job." There was, of course, a press aRcnt behind Sol's enthusiasm. A Kent by Ihc name of B. Kamlns, who landed in Hollywood alter dreaming up that goldfish swallow- stiiut nt Harvard back. few years There was also a new picture lurking in the background by the title of "Three's a Family." Producer Lesser wanted to title it "Let's Have a Baby." but the Hays office family lo adapt themselves to the sijddcn invasion of their smal apartment- by a young mother and her baby as the baby's father enters Die Navy. "Very timely," So said. THEV WKKKN'T KIDDING SOf, : The movie 1 Is based on a play Lesser saw in New York. He sai( lie laughed his head off because lie was going, through the same experience. liis'..son-in-lau' had join Cd the Navy and daughter Marjorie with her two little babies, had jus moved, into the Lesser home ii Beverly HilLs. M0anc ( f Sol. "It took my sccrc lary eight clays to bab; laundry that would handle 132 dia pers a week." Figuring a lot of people ace i' the same s|x>l because of the wa and the homing shortage and wha not, Sa\ .^immediately purchased thj play for 1 * a movie. His Hollywoot office thought he had gone daffj ^Boarding House with Major lloople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams MftRTrtA.tou'RE lOOKlN'AT T&g2%%% t f,*f iM in or= D r c >,Vl i'". i ... j . •• ——1 , LOOKIN'AT e?OWS;800CW,TU' FAMOUS FiRE-EWER. WHICH I'M CUTTIfJ' SOU IMF ERA* IO PER.- 1 SORE BEEN GETTIM' LITE.RACHOOR DCSES SINCE YOU TOC«(JP , STIFF/' .ALL I HAVE TO CO IS WXTCH VOUR MOUTH' JYW'IA- START COLLECT^' VJHENi T GET W!A ^OOLOOK 3UST LIKE BETTER, ee MORE THAM PIPE SMOKE OR.VOO'LLTHlMK SHOWS-~flLL itrEM HE'LL BITE when a telegram reading "Star censors nixed that idea in a hurry" research,,on,stork. We're glamoriz The picture. So! said, "Is an ob-!ing the old'hoy," was received, sletrical laugh-spree." It's all about And Hints Just \vhnt they're do frantic efforts of a middle-class i«B in trie vnovlc version of "Three' a Family." First scene In the pic lure shows a couple ot storks dec ofatcd wtthj campaign ribbons, sit ting on 'a rooftop. The first storl lowers his wings wearily am moans. "This has been a busy year My arches, have fallen clear t here." Second Stork: "So you thin! j you've been busy? Your complaint had better come to an end. Thcr arc going to be a great many more You seem to forget \vc arc flghtin a war. When the boys come bac frmn I heir work overseas, the want to start out with big fanil lies." I.KT GRANDMOTHER DO IT First Stork 1 . "But who's to take care of them while tlicit dads are away?" Second Slork: "Oh. the grand- I folks will do It, that's what tl'|* [ say." | tlotlt Storks (in unison): "Grand- I ma and vrnitdpn arc- having their Read Courier News Want Ads. Try our "Own Made" ICECREAM Die Hickory Inn Acrora from Bl(h Schtol Have Fan & Refrigerator Motors Cleaned For Summer. New Location 116 N 1st J. T. (Charlie) Stdcap Phone 2993 or 2598 8PTICRL STORE Let .Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES! 'OS W. Main St Phone 2913 Sare On TRUSSES Stee! and Elastic STEWART'S Draff Stare Main & Lake Phone 2822 Spring and Summer TUNE-UP Save Gasoline , . . Save Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrjsfer Dealer Parti A Rtrvlce 111 W. Alb Ph«n. 2122 RADIOS, WASHERS and REFRIGERATORS Should Be overhauled For Summer; GUARANTEED WORK-REASONABLE PRICES HARDAWAY APPLIANCE CO. 208 W. Main Phone 2071 J. LOUIS CHERRY Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Blytheville, Ark. Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B.A,, M.S.M. ORGANIST and TEACHER PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE Former New York Organist <fe Teaches . For Appointment Write Mrs. Fowlston 1101 Cri!clc»sawb» or Phonn 314k DRS. NIES & MIES OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main Blytherille, Ark. Phone 2921 TM£ MAY'THE LADY Copyright, 1911, NBA Service, Inc. tuning. They thought they finished, but they're only " were But the picture had n moral, too, Soljsaid. HP thumbed the script to page 59, where one of the characters tells grandpa: "tilts Is no lime to have babies. it. doesn't make sense." Aiicl grandpa replies: "Certainly it is. A baby gives the young folks a stake In the future— gives thein something to fight tor— something to conic back lo." LINK AND NORMA XXII 'T'ilEY found a pleas;iiit room, and sat crossleggod in native fashion on a mat. Link tried liis hand at ordering the wine. "Budoshu," he lojrl the wrinkled innkeeper. This seemed lo get rc- sutls, although the innkeeper responded with a rush of words too fnst lor Link's prison-gained vocabulary. "He says he has ii fine brand ot while sake," Nnrma translated. "You will like it." "Hey, shall I get the idea you're a toper?" "Certainly not. I'm an milhorily on food and wine, though." Link said approvingly, "Now you're sweeping me off my feet. Don't tell me you can cook." "Fried eggs, steaks, corned beef and cabbage." "That's murdering me." She looked at him shyly, lie thought her eyes were suddenly moist. "Link," she said, "last night at Azaraski's dinner, when you nskcd me if I like cornbrcad, I almost burst into tears." "So did I," Link Confessed. "You know, I was flsr£ig to find out where you were from. When yon said I should call it corn doc'.Tcr, I jvist let myself go. From thai moment, I was your cV-<. Hover." "Were J-ou ever in Oklahoma, Link?" : "I was in Tulsa, once." ! "Why, Broken Arrow is only a few miles from Tulsa! Broken Arrow, where I was born." i "Sute. And Muskogcc ami Sa- : pulp,i and Cormelsville and Coweta .and Clarcmore." Link sighec 'dccp.Iy. "funny how good just the Juiimes from .home ,c,an .sound," "Link, you'll make me cry." "I'll join you," he said. "We'll bubble together." « * * THEY had a sacred moment together, ("he innkeeper brought he wine, hot and delicious in the ittlt! po'ls which bristled cheerily when the wine was poured. They drank the wine. Tho moment con- inued sacred. "Want to rest?" Link asked finally. "1 think so, please," Norma said. They stood up and wnlkcd to 1he door. Link took Norma's .hands, both of them in his own. "Last night," he said, "I had to apologize for kissing you, I want to kiss you now, without having lo apologize." Norma said, "Yon dirt not have to apologize last night." 'I wanted lo," he said, Ihcn wondered why the devil he WHS slopping lo talk about it. He kissed her gently, and she responded. This kiss was all he had known it would be, like nothing he had had before. Finally Norma put her head against his chest and said, "Link!" softly. She went into the other room to rest, to try to lake a nap. Link strode out on the vcrandn. He grinned at Azaraski. He grinned- at the world. Then he went around the corner, and Tilda Courtright was sitting there on a mat. "Link," Courtright said, "did you tell Norma her brother is dead?" Link felt sickeningly and it was a long time before he seemed to touch bottom. "Courtright," he said grimly, "better you shoulc have hart a sword and fun me through." Courtright looked down at the floor for a time. "Men are such .gallant idiots Linlt," she said:..-"Nofina has to know this.'.' ',;'•.' Then, as it she was avoiding any kind of a discussion with him she arose ana joined Azaraski. INK fried io sleep a little himself, hut he had no luck. He ouldn't sleep. His mind was too illed with a silly mixture of cc- lacy, apprehension, curiosity. Also he mats in liis room were hard ml bumpy. The thick wadded uilf, the sleeping pad, was not nuch better. "How about a razor?" he asked \zaraski. "Fix you up," Azaraski said. He p >rociuccd a safety razor. "0-yuf" Azaraski then ordered the innkeeper, "Hot water so Lieutenant .incoln Belt can shave." This polVe attention irritated ink. He had trouble keeping a natural manner. He remembered how his first altitude toward tho Japanese had been one of a general but not imcordial dislike. But low! Now lie felt for Azarnski a deep personalized fury. After he had shaved, Link tacked the bath. It was his first bout ivilh a true native Japanese bath, lie didn't think much of it. Strictly unsanitary was his opin- on of thc'bath. The bathtub itself was an overgrown wide-mouthed ug containing water used by everybody. He pot a change of water. Tie also got the information that you were supposed to soap. / Dumicc and rub down oulside the oath jug, for which purpose a stool was provided. Then' you climbed in the jug. You felt like a baboon. "We'll make a good Japanese out of you yet, Link," Azaraski said. Link wanled to get out,of the S and tear him to pieces. Later he stood on the veranda, or what was like a veranda whcn' the wall screens were rolled «pl and a room in the inn when the screens were let down Link could sec out toward tho low green mountains. Tho mountains were dark and harsh against the evening sicy. > He noticed several soldiers. Apparently the soldiers wore not try- in.-; as hard, now, to remain out of sight. Well, he'd learned there' were a lot of soldiers around. He'd done that much. He'd used a kid trick. He wished he could think ot something more effective than such l;ld stuff. j^.. (To Be Continued);. .T*?iJ

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