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February 8, 1945

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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fAtiEFOUK BLYTHEV1LUJ UOU81EK NBW8 i'HE BLVTHEVFLLE COURIER NEWS THE:OOURHSR NEWS CO. H W. HAINES, Publisher ' SAMUEL-P. NORKlS, Editor <. JAAtiS A OATENS, Advertising Manager fc. J 1 " Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallaw WiUner Co., New York. C)iJca«o, De- trolt, Atlanta, Memphis. •"" Published Eyery A rterbodt'Except Sunday 4 Entered as second claw matter at the poet- office at Blythevllle, Arkanm. under »ct of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the'United'Pros __* SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city ot Blythevllle, Me per week, or 85c per month. ' By mail, within a radius 'o{ 40 miles, J4.00 per .year, '$2.00 for six months, 11.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 p«r year pa j able In advance ; r Patriotism Revived H seems ias,h and impertinent to nt- . ,lemirt any commentation on w'.iat is piobably the war's most eloquent and inspuing stoij. And yet we cannot re- fiain from calling attention to the ic- * action of 'two of the American prisoners' to their dramatic rescue from the Cabpnatuan camp on Luzon. One of them shouted "God Bless "America!" The other, befoie he gave l\vay to his emotions, said "It cut, light 1th- h me — the flag." >\ e should imagine that few Amen^.cans lead those words, in the stories of Hhe ^rescue, without a feeling of pride ^ar.^ nn honeat jump in their throats. •-'Ar>d we should also' imagine that v.ith ^tha\ feeling, perhaps, the emotion of "patriotism regained much of its former „* prestige, ~ Li the sophisticated America of the ilast 30 or -40 years, one just didn't <• spontaneously iinoke- God's blessing: up-on Amejica. Rather, one, was inclined /to magnify America's faults and to dn- Tmiss her virtues iimply <!3 so many ;,niaiiifescauous of materialist prosper- ,-ity. And' one left all e:>piessjon at the ;;sight of the flag to Francis Scott Key ;_and the Pouith of July biator.s. " Thai at least 'was the ic.iction of ' most of oil'- intellectual leadeis, particu- ^laily m u.o Twenties And there was isoine o.ciibe for it Many of their fellow Amfjncans \\eie coin meed of Amei- yica's peite:tion, and defended that com- 'Jplacent conviction fieicely « ,, Bu t llie leaction defeated itb pin yrose.- Such phrases as these aoldieis, ••used would ha%e been laughed O tf !t stage, i-nseied at in books, picked to •"pieces in conversation In many circles patriotism '•"•- actually something to L,be ashamed of '„ But the i\a.- has shown us all that "civilization itself lias largely been prc- tsuvcd by our once-dendec 1 malenalism *Jfc has shown us that we could have ^spiritual as well as mateiial giowth in Mime of emergency. And we have now come back to the day when a boy can •cry "God bless America 1 " and anothei tan weep on seeing the flag, after a .painful 01 deal of learning, day after "hnngiy weary day, what the absence of that flag can mean And \\e can all •share then emotion and be moved by -it j Some may fear that manj soldicis, 'feeling as these lads on Lu«m felt, will • come home with a desire to find and kpep America as they left it, and thus ^encourage reaction or strife. 1 But patriotism can be revised as Jivell as revived It need n<H degeneiate into chauvinism and foreign bi&s as -long as our national life is governed by .decency and unity. We have seen, fji :all our imperfections, too manj m- >tances of those virtues dm ing the war ,"to doubt that t In the meantime, it is good to wel- ;come back a little old-fashioned, un-abashed patriotism after all these cyn- »ical years. Fair Exchange? The War Department has replied to a.complaint of Kep. John E. Anderson • of California that American soldiers in France, under present arrangements with the French government, arc getting only one-fifth as many francs as their dollars would bring on the open market. The Army' spokesman told Mr. Anderson that, soldiers are receiving full pay in United States dollars, "or the equivalent thereof in legal tender local currency." lie also explained the causes of high prices in France. But he did not seem to dispute the congressman's .charges. Tlje question still seems to be whetl'wr a soldier, if he got dollars in- s!ead 01 francs from the Army paymaster, could go to a bank and legally get five limes as many francs as he is receiving now. If this is so, then surely a neiv exchange arrangement should be nifidc with 'the French government. After all, prices arc just as high for the soldier on leave in Paris as they are for fho correspondent, the lied Cross worker, or anyone else with dollars in his packet. Biggest Convoy Some late statistics on the record- breaking convoy of 1G7 merchant ships •that crossed safely to England some weeks ago serve to illustrate agaiii the remarkable success of the anti-subma- Hnc war, the efficiency of Allied escort, and the splendid work of the merchant marine of ours and other nations. More than a billion Ions of cargo were shipped in this one trip, including' 10,000 trucks and other vehicles, and « variety of materials that ranged from food and lumber to locomotives and explosives. These same statistics reveal ihat 75 of these 1G7 vessels (43 per cent of the convoy) were American. This too is rii- markable, considering the dispersal of our shipping to the various theaters of war, and the slate of our merchant .marine at the war's outbreak. And it is another tribute to the skill and tireless •industry.of the shipbuilders who made it possible. Cl inical Conjecture The city health officer of St. Paul, Minn., says that colds, fin, pneumonia! tuberculosis and other ills are traceable lo chills caused by wearing bobby socks. Maybe ' it was the socks af ler all, and not Sinatra, that caused all those swoons. It Is the hope cf this jM'.icn thai Die people will discover that 11 Is not necessary to have political machines to make democracy operate, rt we nre lo sec our way through the present wcf crlfls nnrt to mnk-e (lie most ol postwar opportunities we will have to set our own house In ofder.-Jnsuer McL = v>- ( Socialist mayor of BrldgEUovt, Conn. * * . • Chira has the capacity and (he desire to develop herself• liidusltially with American aid. If that aid Is realistically planned, and il financial arrangements arc put on a sound business basis China should soon after the war begin to replace Japan as the leariir, B industrial nation of the Orient.—Donald M. Nelson. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1945 SIDI GUNCO CPNG co»t. mi rmcA tuivitt. inc. , "Well,; Bub, 1 guc'sls pulling il on my van conies ncxi to I. ' : "' '-. ; .". 'iJroadcasliny it!" •THIS CURIOUS WORLD rWBUai CAM YOU FILL IN THE COtOftf IN THE FOLUPWIN& BOOK TITLES? ' There's an End to Ail Things • . . ...—........-»,.,.—. ——... . . i^ xjt*m-#>*jtf* ->• -ac. ^•^LA.-V .. • _. —•• : . j :i««jnj*il' ;,.. ^P~~—,-.-»—r."""" ••——-• -->-— — -. ... •^ " "~- A^nnouncements The Courier News has been au- horized to announce the following •andldncles for the Municipal Elec- lon In April. Municipal Judge OEOHOE W. BARIIAM Dr. W. A. Taylor Veterinarian Phone 453 See At Phillips Motor Co. . ' • fy RICHARD LLEWELLYN ' '"••'•'' — PLUSH BAPEK5." ' *r SW.A\. THACKERAY • r-f— -ROVER;- , f IN WoRl COOPER. ' , ) BLOODHOUNDS ONCE TRAILED \ A BURGLAR /i5-/H/4£T... , FROM WEDNEStW MORNING TO FRIDAY MIGHT...AND CAUSHf HIM. T. M. SEC. U. 5. PAT. OFF. • ANSWER: Grrtn, yellow, red. NEXT: Nature's life preservers. In Hollywood BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA .Staff Correspondent .i.OH.YWci'ob. — Robert Young went to'_wbrk In a new movie the YOUNG GROWS Ul Young hor, inisscj out on a lot ''es JiT.ause stuciio executives .— v .« „„..,. ... - new movie me - —' ' "- 11 - .,v»».^ ^.v^v. t .. t other d£y titled,. "Those Endear- sald llc looked too young. Although Ing . Young 'charms." The titlej-hfe oidn't get the role of Capl. should be: "Those 'Enduring Young p* 1 ' 1 L->"-<;nt In "Thirty Seconds Charms."' Thb picture Ls Young's Over Tokyo," which he wanted . 77th-and,1945 Is' 'his 15th year AS a star for the Carrie studio. M-G-M. It's a record hard to beat In 'this village where you can be the toast of the .town one-day and scraping toast in . a restaurant kitchen the next. young still looks BS young as the day. he made his film debut. Bui when he remember,-; Shirley Temple silting on his knee in a movie when she was four arid then To reduce Japan to miutary Irapol( , nc6 ^ not to c'cny hor the right to live and prosper Dr. Disc,, h- sl ,eI,-Fen S Poe. member Chines Supreme Nnlionnl Defense Council. ... ... " ' * he says. I'd go nuts if I We shall no', have enduring peace unless we ! Corking." c:hKr.te our youth lo Ihc full responsibilities of citizenship, and we cumct do that while Ignoring Ihc problem, of pc.ce.-Dr. Everett Case present Colgate U. «es her down dancing at Giro's he admits: "I get a llltlc scared." Be says he will never retire from the screen, though. "Pictures arc my avocation n,> well as vocation," ' wasn't veiy badly, a test he made for the part vavc him a great deal of satisfaction. Studio executives looked at it and said, "Young, you're too old for the part," "I practically kirscd 'cm," Young said. "I guess I'm finally growing up," paise cavanau'jh, Ions-time pal of Ernie Pylc and technical man on Pylo for "O. I. Joe," arrived on the set the other rtay at a crucial moment. Ernie, played by Burgess Meredith, was climbing into his sleeping bag, on a cold night, without anything covcrin<; his bald head. C«va'nau<*U gasped, then rushed to Director William Well- Visit Us In Onr NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. T. t SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Paris & Serric* 121 E. Main . Phone Z1ZZ Complete Super Service Station! GOOD GULF GAS AND OILS ... GOODRICH TIRES . . . WASHING . . . LUBRICATION . . . TIRE REPAIR . . . ROAD SERVICE. We are never too uusv lo appreciate your business. BLAN HEATH aln AUTO AND HOME SUPPLY Phone 828 Whole sole your worn footwear for Winter and obtain sturdy wet resisting soles, greatly lengthening the shoe's life, GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service A.IKW—Vulcanizing «nd Tire Repc" WADE COAL co. N. Hwy. «1 CEILING PRICES Phar.= 2291 SPRING OATS FIELD SEEDS — GARDEN SEEDS Poultry, Dairy and Hog Feeds Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main St. Blytheville, Phone 856 REMEMBER id, ^Wiftwi^ c»jj'2>vr,<* »f I«:A sesvicc. eye. roan and raid that was the last Iliinj Pvle would do—that space ot baldness is very sensitive. QurBoording House with AAoj>joople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams - ME Y VEH. SHE ER OF A. C,AU ! UOBODV iM TH' , ELSE CAM .SEE BUT A POWDERiM' \ SS/IALL StC- HER. MOSE; J-TlO.M OF -liM jE TIME . ... SHE - -i NEVER WWO STROSSUf^G. Ort& BV w/ rtEvfei WE^TioMTW il^w wS^sV L ^^^-r^ % <f«OCk6D\V CoSl,%TS 00 p W 60 MUCH TROUBLE li ME vOiTH THAT IMK- xs PILES iMTb VJEU.*~LETj TALCUM POWDER) IMSUL7 FOR "HSM TO GIVE Me SUCK UGLY OLD HORSE 1H6Y SO MMay PRETTY S ON IMS TIT BOYS TELL ME COOL'MOV), LEAMOER = Young plays a young Air Force mm- lieutenant on the raafcc for f,ii- • pyle' raine Day in "Those Endearing They , t -=,, lw u,u .^ui.u-^i,, mir- Young Charms. "l m a wolf," he gcss wearing a slocking cap. says, "bul there's no smoke coming. " • • • out of my nostrils." ! CABMEI, MYKKS AUTHOTIS TERESA WRIGHT may <!o the K-id on Broadn-sv this fall in "Eo'iinox." eo-siithon'rt by hu-band Niven Huseh nnd Marion Parson- net. . . . Carmel Mvrrs. the silent film InveK is collaborating with Ki'ii Ennnnd on an orislnn! screen play. ".Tnin'iiny to stardom" . . . Van Johnr-nn has discovered Shirlev Patterson, one nf "The Harvey Girls." and slir',- taking, rhinnba lemons lo kmo no will) Ihe htp- rwirmim Van. He's the No. I onn- t"0-lhrce burnt) exoert of movie- villc's siipner cliilt set. ... In our list of actors returned from th TUB STOBYt Al Ihc ngc or 10. !_ Krrdrric Chopin'B ilextcrltj- nl ; Ibc l>lnnoforl». lin.s nlronilj- rn.-iilc I Mm n iicrunn or nulc- In ihr lllllr Vollnh vllln^u of /plnjoiv.T AVoIn. Count Sknrlirk. un-nrr nl Ihp vlllnprr. .hns Toijui-Nfril thnt lip \ilny In n plililtit rr)ti<.i'rl nt Wnri«n^r. One dny \\liilr Vroil- <rlc l» prnrllclnp: for Ihr K rfal o.vcnt, hlM iiln^ln^ stulilpnly I)|H- nolvrft Into n nrrlm (if dlHrhdriln. * ProfcjiRor Klnncr riMhrfi into the ' room fo flnrf Ms rrotruft ulnrliiK, not fit the kpyhunnl, 1ml out of Ihr >vlndnw nl jiomc pcnNntils In I rhnhix >rhv nrr liring liroililcd * * » ' • IV THE 'SONG OF FREEDOM TfREDEIUC when away from Ihe pianoforlc was happiest in the .fields where he would watch the hard- raw-boned men and women work the earth, llc learned, by watching, how Ihcy planted their 'potatoes and their cabbages and •he learned, by listening lo the iwords ot his good professor, .how illiosc who did Ihc planting and the reaping did not do it for themselves but tor the lord of the .manor and for his household who lived in the great house. His thoughts, never on today, were always on tomorrow. It was in his head how unhappy they were and how happy they Promised and hoped for: A crosftown battle between Para- nifHinl and roth Centm-y-Fox for I hi' year's Academy Oscars—"Wil- son'' vs. "Going My way." Both deserve O.'rars. bu!, fro'n whero we sll it looks like everything will go Ring Crosbys way. Steel replaced 559,000,000 pounds of non-ferrous metals In Armv ordnance specifications in 1942 arid their bent bodies, never to bow again. He •heard wilh his inward ear their all but broken spirit burst into 'thxmderous music—into a song of .freedom. It was already ringing in his cars, a song lo remember, n song lo ho heard some day n «am tfl inj mor» WM RVTI, FO TUF FURNITURE Tor J E.'M»lft Fum. Co. " Phone U« even throughout the world—a rising chorus of free men. In their company, in their coarse but kindly talk, he lost all shyness, all limidily. The smell of Ihe rich Polish earlh on (heir clothes and on his own was good to his nostrils. This earth, 'it was his and theirs—theirs— . together. They should know that • and nol work it lo give ovc.r Ihc .frnits of it lo strangers. Why did ;they do. that? .Was it-because their masters would otherwise hurt them with whips? By whal right did one man raise a whip to another? "Poland is not free." That was the answer Prof. Jozef Eisner had given. * * * CIX days before the charily concert in Warsaw at which he was lo make his first public appearance as a pianist, Frederic let his teacher Prof. Jozcf Eisner in on a secret. •Tvc been talking to Jan and Tylus, and we have decided—" Professor Eisner said: "Yes, and whal have you decided?" Frederic said softly: "We have decided—when we grow up—Ihat -U^ Ihe boys ave going to help." "—Humph. So you have decided that? Eh?" Frederic nodded. "Well, Ihat is all right. And now thai it has been decided, you will do something else. You will put down the name of Jozef Eisner." "Yon!" "—Teh, tch, do you think Jozet Eisner will not be here? Is Ihat whal you Ihink, you litlle rascal? You will put down Ihe name immediately—do you hear?" "Yes, Professor." "—That's better." "We have secret meetings—" Jozcf Eisner peered over the rim of his spectacles. 'Oh, you can come if you want to." . "—Umm. Thank you. Well, nothing will keep ine away— nothing." "We meet in a cave." "—So? Well, that is all right, loo." "You won't tell Papa?" "—Me! Jozct Eisner an informer!" "Oh, not that, Professor. Only if Papa knew, he'd worry—and if Ihe Czar ever found out—-" "—The Czar! Jozcf Eisner spits on the Czar!" "I spit on him all the timo," Frederic said. "If he ever found out ho wouldn't iet Papa leach any more and then there wouldn't be any bread in the house and—" * * * <•<•— •pliEDERIC, Ihe Mozart, please." Jozcf Eisner filled his long-shanked pipe. "Ml right, all right, now let's get on." fie pushed the tobacco down into Ihc bowl wilh his forefinger. Frederic meanwhile had begun to play. Jozcf Eisner cocked his ear. "Is Ihat Mozart?" "No." "—Ah, I thought not. What is that?" "H's Frederic Chopin." "—Oh, ho!" "I wrolc it. It's a wallz." "—Umph. Thank you for tcU- ing me." "Don't you like it?" "—Oflhand, not at all. But how can I say until I hear it?" "I think it's very nice," Frederic said. His fingers danced over the keys. Jozef Eisner said: "I'll decide that, please." Then as Frederic played Jozef Eisner dreamed. "Frederic," he said, "do you know what a wonderful city Paris is? It is the capilal of the world. There is nol a great musician nor a great ariist who does not go lo Paris at some lime of his life. You lop will go there, and I will bo with you. Yes, no doubt about it. You will play before a thousand people and they will all be shouting, each and every one of them, 'Bravo! Bravo!' Ah, there will he lalk when Ihcy hear you. And do you know what they will say? "What will they say, Professor?" "—Well, for one thing, they will say this is Frederic Chopin, and he is Polish—" "I am proud of that, Professor." "—Umph. I should hope so. Thcy will say also that his people ought to be free and maybe we can help them." Jozcf Eisner tapped his head. "Frederic, it's all here. And some day, no doubt of it, yon will be Ihc voice for thousands and thousands who have no voice, and you will speak, 1 rcaeric, not from your little cave bill from the public platform! I have Ihc knowledge. I know!" (To Be Continued)

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