The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 26, 1947 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 26, 1947
Page 9
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1947 Stimson Memoirs Bare Differences Former Secretary Of War Bares Some World War II Secrets l^ WASHINGTON, Dec. 26, (UP) — Former Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson revealed today that U. S. and British leaders fought bitterly among themselves over allied wartime strategy. In the first Installment of his book, On' Active Service," Stimson relates h<jw he quarreled with Witis- ton Churchill and other British leaders who opposed a "second front" in Western Europe. He said even President Roosevelt rmd to be persuaded that the Allies' best move would be an Invasion of Normandy. Though the former secretary emphasizes that these strategy disputes were merly the "quarrels of brothers," they occupy a considerable part of the first installment ot his memoirs which appear in the January Ladles Home Journal. The book is in the form of a third-person biography In which Sllmson shares authorship with Mac George Bundy of Harvard University. The wartime civilian head of the army also reveals that: 1. He felt President Roosevelt was "undercutting" the efforls of Oen. Joseph W. Stilwell in China and siding with Air rorce officers who disliked "Vinegar Joe." 'i. He and Gen. George C. Marshall, then army chief of staff doubted the wisdom of the Norln African invasion in 1942, but were overruled. >. He backed Marshall for the Job of supreme allied commander !» Europe and was "staggered when it went to <ifn. Owight D. Eisenhow- , er. However, he later admitted the fc^oundness of the choice. ^ *. He tried without success to bring about closer cooperation between President Roosevelt and Gen. Charles de Gaulle. 5. He considered the Russians "magnificent allies",, who "fought t» they promised and made no separate peace." Despite hl» frequent differences •with . Mr. Roosevelt, the secretary acknowledges that "as a wartime leader (he) proved himself as good as one man could be." He lauded the late president's vision during war crises a* "vigorous and quick and clear," . Stlmson »l«o ha* word* of praise for Churchill, "With the single exception of Franklin Roosevelt," he said, "no man In any country had been a greater factor than Churchill in the construction of the grand alliance that destroyed the Nazis. . ." Writing of Stilwell, the former secretary said his "enemies were of four kinds — Japanese, Chinese, British and American." Stimson Raid the hero of Burma was criticized by all .of President Roosevelt's emissaries to China except Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Hurley. The secretary and Marshall had to fight constantly, he said, to prevent FDR from removing Stilwell. Six Washington Letters Added to Collection NEWBURGH, N.Y. <Ur>> — Six more original letter signed by Gen, George Washington have been added to tile collection of historic documents at his Revolutionary war headquarter! her*, The letters were-obtained from the Oscar T. Bark collection in Brooklyn. One of the letters, written nearly a year after the British surrender at Yorktown, reveals Washington's problems In keeping the Continental army intact pending the formal peace declaration. I After the British capitulation, the Continental Congress apparently was unable or unwilling to settle war debts and Washington, appealing (or appropriations, wrote that he did not want to revert "again to the ruinous and expensive System of calling upon the Slates for specific supplies" for ills troops. Concrete Blocks Devised With Color Sealed in FRANKLIN, tnd. (UP)—D an Patterson claims to have developed the first practical method for tht mass production of concrete build- lim blocks In color. Patterson provides building blocks in any color or color combination in 50 different designs. • The colors and designs are in- I corpoiatcd In the concrcle Itself, I and not painted, on. , Patterson develop! lh e process i after two years of experimentation. 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CROWE 1 Mile 8. of Braggadocio THE STOBlTr M T ,„„ fcrr . t . np ««rly and Jeff offera l.iz a lift Into town. Avis nnd Art reave 10- •Krthrr. shorllr nfii-r IhHr or puHi. out of ihr drivrvTfiT. I hear M crnxfa. 1 d.iHh from Ihe bonne. TJirre'- a com m o 11 u u duivn n le rond. A car bit* aronr nvrr ihr tlla. The pollcf arrive, climb down Into lae canvoa. final Iv cnmt a. nenrlnsr . mtmnn'a po< |j. „ ,. ATI* ian£an—dead: XIII J THIrJK I would have done something foolish like fainting if Jimmy Peters hadn't given me something more urgent to uo. It was a funny choked sort o( sound that made me look over my shoulder and there was Jimmy. Utter horror had wiped all youthfulness from his [ace. He stumbled like a drunken man as he lurched forward and tried to get through the ring of men who were carrying Avis. They laid her down on the side of the road, and one. of the policemen ran to the cruiser and brougr' back a gray blanket and put it over her. "There's another one down there —but we can't ge.t him out," one of the men said. ''He's dead, too." Jimmy Peters quit Irj'ing to reach Avis. He staggered over and held onto the broken suard railing. He was deathly white 1 went over to him quickly. "Jimmy '—Jimmy. Take it easy. boy. Here, sit down." I made him sit down on the guard rail. 1 rubbed his icy hands. He grew a little less limp. "Here, Jimmy," 1 said. "Put your arm arouna my shoulder- let's go up to m.v house. There's nothing we can do here." I, led him away without anyone noticing us. In the living room J made him lie down on lhe davenport and went over 10 the bar to get him a drink. There wasn't a thing left. Liz Leydon had used up everything in mixing our drinks. So I went down to the kitchen and made some strong coffe*. JIMMY was stilt lying there look r J ing very sick and wretched when I came back. He drank the coffee I had fixed for him. looked at me with dumb misery shining in his eyes, and then after a little he began to cry. In the tortured way that a man cries. I just let him cry. sitting there beside him with my hantl on his shoulder, patting it occasionally. And wanting desperately to comfort him—to tell him that she wasn't worth IL But, of course, I didn't. Because J knew he wasn't in love with the real Avis Vaughn—the Avis with the soft, beautiful body and the morals of a cat. He was in love with what he thought she was. With the image ot her he had built up in his heart. And there wasn't anything I could do about that. After a while he quit sobbing. He wiped his eyes wiih -a rlamp handkerchief, blew his nose, and mumbled something abo'-t me being very decent. I paited his shoulder again "Thai's all right.'Jimmy." I remembered something else. "I should call JcIT—shouldn't I?" "Yes," Jimmy said. "You'd better." J dialed the phone with stiff, cold hands. It rang and rang nnd rang. 1 had almost decided he wasn't there when He an3wcrcd. His voice sounded thick and heavy with sleep. "Jen—this is Holly Somethins terrible has happened. Avis and Art art dead. Their car went over the canyon wall just below my house iicrc." There was a long pause as if he didn't understand, and then he said clearly—"Oh my God!" " * » TTHAT was all for a minute, finally he added, 'TH—-I'll come over lo your place." 1 said "All right" and hung up and went back and at down by Jimmy again on the couch. 1 said miserably. "They were here. Jimmy—all evening. Avis and Art 1 mean." ' "Yes." he sjid. "I know." "You—how do you know?" "1 saw tliem through the window there." He pointed to the front of the room where a wide mullioncd window above a window seal gives a clear view of the living room as you come up the outside steps to the entrance. "1 saw your house was all lit up when I was driving home and 1 remembered that invitation you gave me ibis morning to slop in for a drink," Jimmy said. "1 saw them in here as I came up the steps." 1 looked my surprise. "But why didn't you come in. Jimmy?" He flung the words out angrily. "Don't you think I've seen enough of them together at the stitdio— she and Art? Do y ou think I wanted lo come in here and watch them neck with each other all evening?" I looker! at him sadly. Jeff arrived in just a litt'e while. His face was white and he looked as if he had dressed in the dark. He had a lie on but it was knotted loose, and his shirt collar was unbuttoned. He seemed a litile surprised lo find Jimmy Peters there in my living room, but accepted my slory lhat we had both been drawn lo the scene ot ihc aeci- ripnl by lhe sound of Ihe crash and lhat we had come back here (o talk il over We lold Jeff all we knew alroiil lhe accident, which wasn't much. Exccpl thai both Avis and An wei dead. He shuddered. "1 saw lhe place . the car's Mil) down there Out they've taken—the bodies—away. It—it—" He dropped his head in his hands and ran his trembling fingers nervously Ihrough his hair. "I can't believe u—yet." I guess we all felt lhat way The doorbcl' rang again and when 1 opened lhe door a rouple of uniformed police slood there and some keen -eyed lads with lhe marks of newspaper reporlcrs al] over them. ITo B« Continued) OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams WE OF A FAMOUS \ CAVALRY OFFICER--HE 1 ALWAYS HADTIAKD FRESH / RACE HORSES AMD He / WONDERED WHY THE > BOVS ON ONE OOVERM- ONLV A BIG SHOT CAW GET SUCH SERVICE THEM OTHER BOSSES WILL HAVE A TOUGH TIME KEEPIN' UP WIT' THE Oi.' BOY/ MESJT ISSUE PULJG COJLDM'T EP UP WITH Our Boarding House wifh Moj. Hoople VOO Die>ME.M,6eReD POSSi SLV LKV LOW A Mr.ii of- *\V SlMKABLE COfi- . TAKlcJG APART A GRASS RATE OSCftR KKKCKJ.KS * HIS FRIENDS B y MERRILL BLOSSEB He's • Rebel . , PUSHJM& You' AWTHIM& ELSEYOIJ SlAND IN LINE.To DANCE Wini YOUR OWN 0*TC / 1\vo STEPS AND SOME MONKEV CUIS IN! PHOOEY.' LOOKS Tb ME UKP SlWITH NEEDS TAKING DOWN A PEG! 60 FOR THIS SHARE". THE "Dad bought mother a fur coat for Christmas—Imiigine anybody being satisfied with a che«sy present like thut?" riUSCILLA'S I'OP IVrils of l''ii(liorhoi)(l He gave me a buggy doll, a toy store, games... lot things Mien Santa gives me so many presents does that mean lo\<es MICHAKl. O'MAhLKY and RALPH LANK (DoiN could we iaIk business with a man who had passed hirf way out? AS FOR YOU TWO HAFTA GET TOUGH MUtff HOW ABOUT SHOWING THU IAOY AND 6ENTU MAN TO THt DOOR HERE, Willie, HONEY. LEI WE PUT THESE B4CK WHERE THEY WON'T GET tOST. LKSLIB TURNER SO JVE BEEN WE&EIIOG MVSELF DOWN TO A NUB HELPIN& NOU SHOP FOR. UN MINT SOLI HWEN'T EUEN IF 1 TOL&SOU.SOU'D FEEl OBUGMED TO lELL THE POUCf- MTcR REM51HG TOMORROW'S PWER.! I CWT RISK THM. BErtUSE OF SOKEOME ELSE WU'RE STUBBORN LITTLE MINK! OKM, WE'LL EM R BITE BEFORE I LET SOU METM- CRWE WEftNvMO Whs TRW ESS HOtKs Whs MI ITU ROIL iratHIND A.LL RIGHT,,POUME>EO/W W&REHOIBE HfvTWJ FOLDED /HMJK'T60TM«/ .UKE CARDBOARD!/IN w HAUE THK CASE BROKf BN HOW! WHILE, POLICE POSITWELH 1DEB11F1 IHE », CrtrVNXE TO Sit ENOUGH O TO CHrvNSE SOUR MIND >,BOUT«OOriNGOFF VilTKOUl UAVIM VOtIR OEUECf FOUND IN THE M.LEY. By PRED HARMAN fOi IOWH S A HOLI DAY £ A'A'£/J MTff K£t>K1CtR.Oi0 . -- SOCKED THE SHIP AMD CATTLE WtRE. 8ElL£RlftV " 1 WBNf 1b St\ JU«T : 1 WlPPED CAT1LE HORKS AfJD DMG NISH TO TEIL A6OU1 BUT THE WIRELESS AM I OOOL^ A rTJISONER. R1SHT UNDER MV NOSE I LET Hce KIDNAPEJt MV HEAD Off •I BUT HE AIN'T TOOK MV S GO.S-NA GIT AV TOO. \VITH IT"NO,Sie. HOOTS AND HKR BUUDIKS Great Out doors By EDGAR MARTW

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