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.VTLLJE R RE1WO SATURDAY, PEBKUAUY 10, 1945 THE BLYTHEVILLE: COURIER NEWS ' THE COURIER NOTTS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher ' . SAMUEL P. NORRI3, Editor , \ JAMES A. OATENS, Advertising Muuftr ' Sole National Advertising jtepretentttltw: WalUc? Wltae'rCo, New York, Ohle««o, De- *ie!t, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter st th^ post-' ofllce at Blythe'v Hie, Arkansas, under »ct of Congress, October 9. 1917. •Served by the United Press' ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES , By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, Wo per week, or 85c per month By moil,'within a radius of 40 milei, $4,00 per jear; $200 for six months, $1.00 lor three months;. by moll outside 50 mile zone, ?10.00 per year payable in advance. Variation on an Old Theme When the Air Force colonel's dog gets the 911 plane rk|e, and the Air Force colonel £ds in the, congr.essiojiaj dyx house, that—as you. may have noticed from' reading the. paper s—is iiews. •A Forgotten Ally JUrroducUon IB thto •»ftmn OUNCO France is back in the war.'Her sol- •diers are fighting with ours find Brit- . ain's, and there will be many 1 more ,of them as soon as they can be equipped. ''.Her farms and towns again have been scorched by battle. Her ports'and.rail- roads and highways form the chief.sup'-; . ply lines for the western attack on Germany. France is willing to do .her part now, and to carry her full share of policing Germany 'after the war. But France was not included in the Big Three conference which mapped the course of the defeat, surrender and immediate disposition of the dangerous neighbor who has caused her to snffer so often and so bitterly. y All these things and more General do Gaulle pointed out in'-ah .address which though perhaps not a, model of diplomacy, carried a full measure of logic and justice. It is difficult to •determine why the French leader was not invited to meet with the American, British and Russian heads of government.-All three of t them have recognized the provisional government of which he is chief. • . Certainly the Big Three could nW have thought that the future of Germany did not concern France. By the evidence of history and geography, France is more anxiously concerned than any of the three great powers at war with Hitler's Third Reich. ' Naturally, then, the head of the French state could not do less thai) announce that., he ,\vmild not be bound by decisions and agreements; in which he was not consulted. And naturally ,he felt it time to advise the world of his country's wishes in the formation of a postwar Europe in which she hopes to regain her former standing. ' ' France will unquestionably have to go along with the Big Threels general decisions, whatever they are. And-General de Gaulle gave no indication that he had lost interest in eventually taking his country into the.world security organization outlined at Dumbarton Oaks. Nevertheless, the snub that he has received places another obstacle in the path of international unity. It has v J ^9^LthjeiVgfnei'al!,tq(;pjps:tpp)je "uiitij - VJ^jpjJI^^ action and' all our territories" a wholehearted cooperation;. in the effort toward world peace. It has probably ag- giavated a distrustful feeling which may take the shape of a set of separate backstop alliances between .France ' and her neighbors. And the snub can scarcely fail to " suggest to General de Gaulle and his countrymen that the Big Three already consider Frgnce a minor power and in; tend to keep her so. The effect, of that •—- inference promises to complicate fur. " ther the difficult problems of world agreement. School.Problem Calls for Compromise A statement that, the school people nnd the Arkansas Public Expenditure Cpuncll are not far apart oil their plans for reorganizing the i, school system Is good news.. . . Briefly, the school people wouty adopt a permissive method, as their plan was announced. ' Tlicy \vould : set up .'county' boards to -work out blue prints'for organizing .larger districts, leaving it uu to the people to Initiate n vote on the proposal In '• each suggested' district. The Public Expenditure Council would step more briskly Into:the task. It would have the legislature -shape .tli.e. slate Into, 84 districts, generally .along county .lilies, but not Including a number of present • city, districts. Then in ei.ch district the people would decide through a 'hoard how much they, would coasolldate—how many of the small schools it would be best to retain. , Each plan'looks to increased state aid, chiefly for laigcr .teacher salaries: Since ,t|ie. sfhpol .people's plan admits the need'of larger, districts, and since the Council'A plan wouldn't decree on enforced consolidation, but leaves the way open to keep many schools as they arei, It, should be possible to bring the two plans together on common ground. All legislation Is compromise. No Interest can get all It wants in any important change. There must be a spirit of give-and-take if any progress is to be made. A Dutch historian has pointed out that the greatness of this nation is largely in Its facility for compromise. He says that only the possession of that "divine gift" by the'authors of our government kept It from being wrecked at the start. It is plain beyond argument that, more money will not alone solve our school problem. We've tried that. State aid has shot up by about five million dollars In five years—till Arkansas is now one of the foremost slates In the percentage of Its slate revenues going for education. Yet we've made little headway toward an adequate school system as a whole. The present system has too much lost motion In it. It lacks the efficiency It should liave. It • needs a general overhauling and invigorating. Arkansas is not n rich state with money to waste on anything. ' ' The situation \vas never so favorable to corrective action as It is now. It would bs tragic If the opportunity should pass with nothing constructive done. A compromise is needed if we are to make some real progress. . ' —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. m *COPR.*mS BY FlEA SERVlCE~lNO. T fa REO- ITS. PATi * *Mein Kdrnpfs Unwritten Chapter "Jack and the Beanstalk? Never mind thai—give me the latcsl on that tax situation you say my generation is going to liave to face!" • THIS CURIOUS WORLD JOTWYIAT Even with the work thai has n I ready been done by Congress, our taxing system still represents a patchwork which has been built up over the years.— Rep. Joseph W. Martin Jr. (R> of Massachusetts. , ' • » • • Business needs to he free from that violent form of nationalism that persists In tnc error that foreign Irade is a one-way street and that JUMP INTO THE WATER. PROAS A SHIP Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies for the Municipal Election In April. Municipal Judge GEORGE W. BABHAM THERE IS LESS DANGER OF BEING KNOCKED OUT BY FLOATIN& WRECKAGE. U yom mat u v*j man W«» Bond! BELL €8 THE FURNITURE TOD ABE NOT USING, (or cash I Also liberal trade-in allowance for old furniture on new. Alvin Hardy Fnm. Co. S E. Main t'iione 2302 NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. IS A WORD THAT HAS BEEN COINED BY SOLDIERS OF THIS WAR.' WHAT DOES IT MEANf f. 1. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Service 121 E. Main Phone 2122 : PLUMES OF THE = DAYS OF'SIRD PROTECTION, SOLD FOR i fOt/ri T//YI&S TrtEfft GOJ.D.'. GUARANTEED TIRH r,^CAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair ADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phoss 2291 \ ANSWEH: H is an abbreviation for "Situation normal—all : fouled up." NEXT: Does the moon's till indicate weather conditions? Large farm production can oc continued (In peacetime) only if we nave all-out Industrial production as well. If industrial production (ails, agriculture must decline also.—Agriculture Secretory Claude R. Wlckard. « • » They felt our muscles, arms and legs, trying to find out who was the strongest and who was able to do the most work. They made us open pur mouths and looked at our teeth like we \vere animals.—Russian girl freed from German slave labor camp, quoted by Red Star. •J » • Giving the news out, when It is news, would sllnnilatc the morale of the folks at home. They want to know what Is going on and they arc entitled to It,—Adml. Harry E. Yarnell, retired former Asiatic Fleet chief. ill oily wood BY EUSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent ; HOLLYWOOD. — EXCLUSIVE r LY YOURS: Opera star Lfiunt?, lelchipr vwill sing,peytjf?! fcari-tpto] itties'iiV'the new M-G-il : movle,< Two Sisters From Boston," with Jlmnilc .Durante singing opera In he same flicker . . Judy Garland and Director Vincente Minnelll have moved their wedding date up from fall to late summer . Comic Rags Ragland, who cnn't pass a seafood restaurant without jetting seasick, will piny a hard- iMilcd torpedo boat sailor In "The> listeners took •"I've figured issue. He wrote: out some perfect crimes only I got to figure out how to get-r Ui9\ hell out of here first." he"-. i'nSthfas was San Quentin (rison:' \ - '' ' TUUHAN OBSERVES Watching Lana Turner walk into Giro's, Fred Brady, commented: "If ler gown was cut any lower she'd Whole sole your worn footwear for Winter and obtain sturdy wet resisting soles, greatly lengthen- in? the shoe's life. HflLT.eRSJg SPRING OATS FIELD SEEDS — GARDEN SEEDS SPEAR Poultry, Dairy and Hog Feeds Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main St. Blytheville, Phone 856 Complete Super Service Station! GOOD GULF GAS AND OILS . . . GOODRICH TIRES ... WASHING . . . LUBRICATION . . . TIRE REPAIR . . . ROAD SERVICE. We are never too busy (o appreciate your business. BLAN HEATH 421 W. Main AUTO AND HOME SUPPLY Phone 828 Were Expendable." Gloria Nord, the roller-skating champ, is being icreen tested at 20th Century Fox . . . Shirley Temple asked for, and received, two days of from the "Kiss and Tell" cram for school exams. set—to Bud Abbott nnd Lou Costello activb in the juvenile dellnqucnc fight, made an air appeal fo youngsters not to be "bad boys. They pointed out that the perfec crime Is imiXBslble. One of thei be barefooted." Turhan Bey,, on the "Weekend at the Waldorf" et—watching Vr.n Johnson make ovc to Lana Several major Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams AU. RIGHT BUT VIE CAv^T M>t> ' f/'AT'S 7rf WAV TH' IJ FROMTIERSMEW USED N TO MAKE BREAD f WHEM THEY DIDMT HAVE NOTHlM' TO COOK IT IM--JISWRAP I -SOME DCOQH OM A GREEN TWIO AM' STICK. IT IMTOTH' GROUMD KJEAR.-TH 1 TILL IT WAS NO, I'M AFRMD 1 CAN'T ABSOR&SO MUCH OF THE OX.D EDUCATION AT OME TIME ANY BETTER. THAN 1 CANJ TH' NEW STUFF THEY'RE TEACHIN" US. IM SCHOOL-MV STOMACH'S A LOT BETTER. THAN MV MEMTALITV, BUT— VWMT A MIMQTG. NOW—RELAX/ I'M NO FROMTlERS MAN, AWO I HAVE NO FROWTIER. APP£TnE--SO TX3K)'T PLANT A VJHOLE ORCH,\RC> OF THAT STUFF BEFORE THE OVEftDOse studios are bidding for Producer Lester Culler's "P'our Freedoms' Sonny Tufts just completed i work in eight new movies— The j Virginia, Here Come the Waves, I Love a Soldier, Bring On the Girls Afiss Susie Single, Duffy's Tavern Too Good to Be True and The Well-Groomed Bride. Other day Vince Barnctt passed him on the boulevard and yelled, "Hey, Sonny, I saw a picture last night you weren't in!" * » • At a parly Bill Goodwin watched nil. actress flirt conspicuously with another man to attract the attention of her ex-husband. Bill sidled over and whispered, "Don't look now, darling, but your motives are showing." . . . Sherman Billingsley of New York's Stork Club nnd his nephew; Glenn Billingsley, are feuding over the letter's use of the Tin: STOnVt At 1hc nRc of 10, Frederic Cbopln'A dexU'rilr "< the iilnnoforle hud nlrcmlr mnrte ]i!m n iicnion of nulp In 1lic little 1'pllKh "vlllnnc of 7cln7.<ma "\VoIti, Rut music wnnn't I'red- erJc'n nnlj* interest, 11^ nnd hlR 7OUTIK fritndx iTOUld hold secret mealing*/ dflrrnilnrd to flETht wh*i» tkpy BT-CIV U|i fnr tlic freedom of Piilnn,!, ivhlch iv.n* Ihrn ruled by tht; IlusAlnn Cznr. Yzn- fepffpr Etnnrr. hlK teneher, ^yan »rmp«tfce(fe toliU IdenN.dTCnmpil I of flic dnr when the I'arlj* inu»l- ; cnl irorld ironld neknowlcdsc ' Krcdcrlc'i* genhin. I * t * i YI j .MANHOOD T HE years left few scars on the ancient village of Zelazowa Wola. The houses were a little more weather beaten but hardly : to a noticeable degree. Pigs wallowed in the filth and goats made their homes in the dirt floor rooms of the poor. Peasants still toiled •in the fields and the fruits of the earth belonged as always to the lord ot the manor and to the .members of his household. There 'were dry days and wet ones. And ----- . Blllinssley name for a Hollywood ! .In the rainy season the deeply cafe Glenn told Sherman: "I rutted road to Warsaw, was vir- - - • ... .- -{-.was the .{summers were hot, the winters | 'cold. The silence of t(\e country- walked now with a stoop and stood erect only when his mind was on it, and then only with an effort. His hair was still thick, though beginning to gray. Yet his sideburns were as trim as ever. And Emilja had now been dead for five years. She had been Frederic's favorite sister. The child, she was fourteen, had been taken with a violent cough and had been confined to her bed for four weeks. She had begun to spit blosd. Mamma was in a panic. The girl was attended by one Alalcz who ordered an immediate blood-letting, and that was done, not once but twice. But it did not help any. Nothing that was clone did any good. After a while the coughing was over and the young girl was quiet. Her body was still, a smile on her checks. But Emilja was not there; she was gone, no longer of this earth. Then at night in the dark Frederic sat for hours at the piano. They' could not tear him away. \ . j. L \ i -I i "You 'have sharp eyes, 1 ' he sa -' : fThen jjfe |opk Mamma to his am 'and hugged her tight. "The girl!" Mamma Chopin dt \ manded, putting her son at arm^ length. "Who is she? Some li'; tie Warsaw witch who has set he cap for you?" j "Now, Mamma, don't be har, on her. She's a wonderful gi " ' the most wonderful in all world, Mamma—" "Frederic, give me a straigl I answer. Don't go around. tb I question. It is only to be c.x | pected that some day—" "—I will never marry Her." "Your Papa and I will deriq| that," Mamma said. "—But my darling, you canjj decide." "There is nothing your PapJI and I can't do, once we have pi] our minds to it.V ;irl4y 1 can't help it If my father is your j tually impassable, it ] was wntlipr" I same from year to /year. , .' brother. NO CHEATER LOVE Overheard at the Biltmore Bowl: (side, broken by the song of birds. Of course he loves her—didn't he give her a whole package ot cig- ircts?" . . . Tony Romano, on tour with Bob Hope, is nixing all film offers, preferring to remain on the . . Climbing in "Captain Kidd,'"" Randolph Scott was kicked in the face by a stunt, man. "Ke must be a producer," commented Scott, ''kicking me in the face on my way up." comedian's payroll a rope for n scene Dead Giveaway WESTBROOK, Me. (UP)— When , Harold E. Erinkerhott of Provi spelled peace, but only to a stranger's car. Soldiers of the Czar, with whips and sabers, had only recently put down an uprising of .the downtrodden, and any Pole •with an ear to the ground might still Vicar the sickening cries of the wounded and the womenfolk rwhose men had cither been taken prisoner or struck down. The village survived. But faces 'that yesterday were young, were iold today. You had only to look on the face of Mamma Chopin to isee that. A dozen years had left •their indelible mark on her fea- '.Uires in the lines about her mouth, dencc, R. I., wandered into the . Weslbrook police station to get 1 ,in the creases that already began warm, lie made the serious error of jto lie in the folds; of her neck, in standing directly under n poster jher hands that, were no longer seeking ills arrest on burglary (smooth. In Nicolas Chopm there They let him be. He improvised, he labored over the keys until he had finally the deep rhythmic tones for which he had been groping—heavy, slow, steady, rhythmic tones—a march funereal that would forever echo down the years to keep alive the memory of the loving dead, t « * LT the age of 22 there was a *- look "more spiritual, than dreamy" in the blue eyes of Frederic Chopin. His nose, "slightly aquiline," was not so prominent as it seemed to have been in his boyhood. He was neither tall nor short. His legs, however, seemed not to have developed fully, and his hair was not so black as the jet of his youth. The year was JS32 and in his home village he was a man of distinction and among a limited circle in Warsaw something of a celebrity as a composer. "Frederic, are you in !OVD?'' "Don't put your minds to tliLi Mamma. The lady who has in' heart already has a husband— n "Frederic!"- r " — True." "Terrible!" "No." "Frederic, when I fell you is terrible, it is terrible. \Vh i else could it be? You will prom ( ' ise me instantly to forget her, tht you will not give her anothe thought— not another though] II Promise. Let me hear it— now-i instantly — " "How can I promise that, Mam | i I ma?" "You must. It's not to b thought of— that our only so! should give his heart— No, Fred eric, I— I can't even say it—" j "You look in my eyes, Mamms What do you see?" 1 charges. WSS.. Cil..chango, _ Jle Mamma Chopin one day asked "—Please, Frederic, I am in n mood for that.". ] "Mamma, I want you to look. —"Well, I am looking." ; "Yes. Eut not close enough Mamma." He took her into his arms agair He caught her tight about th waist. "Frederic, what are you doing? "—Only this, Mamma- 1 -! ar kissing the only woman I wi ever lovr;—only you, Mamma- only yovt. And I am wonderin what the lady's husband will saj Do you think he will object ter ribly?" .-;—XTo. Bc.ConlinnccD'Lii—

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