The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 14, 1950 · Page 6
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1950 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Here's Why Soldiers Don't Write Very Often ' BT STAN SW1NTON (Tor AL BOYLE) MABAN reoNT, Korea Thlj problem Isn't» correspondent's business. But «o many of the soldiers fighting this war are worried •bout it that I'm'xblngvto put in a ~ ' their wives and mothers: , write Jo« or Bill and ask he Isn't sending you more letters ' .-.-...!"• He wants to. He tries to. But much o( the time he Just cnn't. Red Cross men up front like Bill Knapp ot.aienn Ellj'n, III., are Betting dozens of letters from you. asking why, your man hasn't • written. Company officers are petting them too, • • Probably even Joe himself has had a letter from you beefing because he hasn't written., Not an angry letter, of course. A little hurt vas the way you felt. Here's why he doesn't write very much, and maybe it-fron't make much sense by civilian standards. He thinks pbout you a lot more b'in he ever did before. He remembers the way you smiied one day. of the way the kids enjoyed going on that picnic. But he's tired. Nut the kind of tiredness trat a good night's sleep fixes. Bcne tired. Tired deep Inside. Maybe lie's up In a foxlioie, dug Into the shale on. a mountaintop. There are hours and hours every Com/nf orrn Spies Get 10 to 20-Year Terms NIS, Yugoslavia, Sept. 14. </!>)—A district court sentenced seven alleged cominform spies today to hard labor terms ranging from 10 to 20 years.' The Yugoslav - born defendants fled this country to Communist Bulgaria after opposing premier Marsha! Titos government, were trained for. spy work and sent bock here by the Cominform, the prosecution charged. Hollywood Continued from. Page 8 was assigned Youngman's to comedian Hc.nny radio show. A'lei grinding out gags for a moiiiii, tlio writer tangled with Kenny on a mother-in-law Joke and walked out in a huff. A week l?.ter a friend of Youngman's bumped into her. "I:'emiy's been everywhere," he looking (or you said. "He goes day when he is Just sitting up there, on t: behind the wire, eating "C" rations., why _,, around crying that you walked out the show without cxiMMnmg talking. More than likely, lie's talking about you. , He's tired, and there Is always that terrible tension—the waiting. Maybe the shells won't come over t like .they dirt last night. Maybe i^ese strange Asian enemies won' attack today. Tension and waiting. They're always with him up there in the foxhole, with mines and wire around and pretty safe. But „ he ' doesn't n-ant to write:home that sudden death Is around the corner. And it you can't write afcout where you are and what you're doing without worrying the little woman or mother, you just don't want, to write. Or. maybei Joe or BUI Is back In a regimental command post, or an ordnance or service outfit. He's working. Hard. There are so tew guys 'over Here actually fighting America's war. A lot less than you think, lady. But Joe Is workim;. 16 hours a day/and then falling exhaust™ on his bed roll under a pup tent. He loves you, but he'll sleep till somebody shakes him awake. Then he'll so to work again. Actually, he's probably written more.letters than you got. He gives them to a guy going back to.batta- lion headquarters, and maybe, they --* '-'the mall orderly.<-Maybe'-they ^_ A lot of letters get lost In,a •afwhere the other fellow is try- Ing to slip up behind you and shoot up the command post,- or maybe burn It. The mail has to go through that command post. You've read a lot of words by now, and your guys could say It better. But he's thinking of you. He's writ- Ing to you when he gets a chance. It only worries him when you wrtte or cable and say that you haven't heard from him for a week or 10 days. Above all. don't get petulant and atop .writing to htm. Letters are wonderful to get. Just, remember that Joe or Bill hasn't changed. Don't trouble him by making him wonder If you have changed, "by worrying him about mall. Pleaset HUT-TO-HUT CAMPAIGN-Somewhere on the South KM*UI battlefront, three Marines cautiously check th« mini of • Mtlv« hut for possible enemy soldiers. They are, left to rijtit: Ptc. George Cooper of Deer Lodge, Mont., Cpl. Arthur Littlefleld ol Humboldt, la., and Pfr, tfobsrt West of Burlington, la. (U. S- photo by NEA-Acme Telephoto.) "Look," snapped the woman writer. "I walked out on four h\ubaii< without exnlaining -why. 1 .shoutc explain to youngman?" Story With a Kick Hollywood's famous restaurateur Dave Chasen, recalls the Broadwaj r makV'anofher'in7aiie''Bavzii production of "Fine and Dandy' and. get themselves killed tw ° decao.es ago. Joe Cook, Dora Maugham, and Dave were starred In the musical and an unknown dancer named Eleanor Powell was also In the • cast. One of tbt! numbers wltltih Rave the producers a splitting henrlnohe lurin<r rehearsals was a. liii':c)c-jul routine in which Ctiok krked Dave and Dave booted Dora Maugham. When Dora ..balked. Donald Oz- den Stewart c?me to her dressing room and informed her that she would have to receive Dave's kici for hill comedy value. "After all, Mte Maugham, it's my book," said Stewart. After all, Mrs. Stewart," exploded Dcra. "it's my rear." Eddie Tierney, younger brother of Laurence Tierney and Suott Brady, is an aspiring writer and grinds out short stories that never o.uite make the grade with editors A family friend asked Larry about his brother's literary efforts. "I hope he i<n't letting rejection slips discourage him." .said the frien'd:"" 1 " '' ----•••--..-;_.. . -"Rejection slips." whooped Larry. "It would-be wonderful''If Eddie could get them. All he gets from editors are notes saying, 'Are you kidding?" 1 Ronald Reagan gets his • chance to do a hoof-beat opera for Pine and Thomas. 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