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B H13WO THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWO ,CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher A ';'. 6AMUEL F.NORRIS, Editor -" JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Mui««et . Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace WHmer Co., New York, Chleggo, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. . < Published .Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post', office at Blythevllte, Arkansas, under act of Con. qress, October 9, 1917, Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 20o per week, or 85o per month. By .mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $-100 per • year, 52.90 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by rnnil outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In' advance. i : - : —— : ; — — • Curfew and Cussedness Perhaps we're cynical, but it strikes -, Us that the streak of stubborn cusscd- "."' ness in the. American character niay * defeat the purpose of \V;ir Mobilixcr Byrncs's midnight curfew order, just as it defeated prohibition. That isn't ;i new thought. But the fact that it popped into many heads as soon as the curfew was announced only strciiBth- ens our contention. It also strikes .us that Mr. Byrnes may have worded Die order in a way to aggravate our natice stubbornness. Certainly no one can quarrel with his intentions. We're all" for anything that .will save scarce mntoruil and manpower and hasten victory. And most of • us will agree that, except for soldiers and sailors on leave, anyone who attaches prime importance to hnving fun in times like these is a 1 moral moron. Doubtless the Byrnes curfew won't effect any great saving. Only a few big cities allow amusement places to stay open till 3 or 4 o'clock. Many cities and states already have midnight closing laws for bars, which are the most others 'have 1 .or 3 o'clock curfews. As for transportation economy, schedules will have to be maintained ^ for night workers abroad after 12, cm-few or not. And the curfew's effect will scarcely be drastic enough to save manpower by forcing many waiters, : entertainers, bartenders and hat-check ; 'girls into.other employment. For most of them it will just mean shorter hours and less pay. Granted that the saving will be ; .small, it is still worth achieving. And there may be other savings, in efficiency and perhaps in a curb on inflationary spending. Mr. Byrnes didn't mention these things. In fact, it seems ;to us that he expressed himself rather unhappily. .. He didn't specify that the curfew was temporary, though logically it might ^e. He did specify that, restaurants that serve 'liquor may continue to serve food if they close their .bars at midnight. He also specified that night, clubs, which likewise are restaurants, may not stay open after .midnight', even with their bars closed, because ;'. fhej', <"' e "places of amusement:." iiKjI'llilll'SiWc^ik^a^-sto^ha'v- "•"I'Wftffi jpfer thrill,a coal-saving direc-. live. It is, we fear, just blue-nosed enough to invite speakeasies and black- market entertainment—as if we didn't have enough trouble already. It will be a pity if that fear is justified. Mr. Byrnes's idea deserves wholehearted cooperation. The curfew will effect only a minute segment of our population, and the "sacrifice" it requires is too trivial to discuss. But the idea was presented in such a way a .s to invite the reaction that prohibition aroused. Perhaps another, franker statement by Mr. Byrnes might remedy the damage .before it's done. He Who £ets Snubbed General de Gaulle has been criticized considerably for his deliberate and deplorable snub of President Roosevcnt whom he refused to meet in North Africa. But somehow" we feel u sneaking admiration for the testy, un- glanioroua genera), bud manners and all. Certainly General de Gaulle and the nation whose provisional government he heads were roundly snubbed by the Big Three, who undertook to make decisions vital to France at the Crimea Conference without bothering to consult the French government. France is a country of groat history, proud traditions, cotiragco"« survival and hopeful future. Her recent misfortunes scarcely nicr.il the paternal brush,off she got at Yalta, and General dc Gaulle crui scarcely be blamed for resenting it vigorously. Never Mind the Hottentots We're 1 much Jess interested in al] Hi is talk about Henry Wallace's alleged Utopian promise of "a quart pi' milk for every Hottentot" than wo are in the actual delivery of "n .package of American cigarols for every Swede and every Columbian—while they last." \Vc don't know who arranged the export of those treasured smokes, but we can assure .him that as of today he couldn't get himself nominated for dog catcher, much less confirmed. MOis'DAY, iWJK'UAftY 26, 1945 '.'Lei's rim over Mint part again,'William, nnd this time ... imagine you're a shiny lillle moonbeam!" -^ara^ THIS CURIOUS WORLD rtfgwen. Reluctant Belligerents IS HOT A NEW IDEA/ A NIGHT SAME WAS PLAYED IN FORr WAYNE, INDIANA, IN /883,' THE DIAA\OND WAS LI6HTED BY SEVENTEEN LAMPS SUSPENDED ON MASTS. ft KUtcriab MMMrilj h W •dOMwMfment «1 THE SAME LASTED ONLY SEVEN INNIN6S, BUT A TOTAL OF THIRTY RUNS 'A PROS CAN CROAK TODAY, BUT } STILL BE ALIVE TOA\ORROW,".£5fj- ' EC\VARDC.J. Self-liiterofit has brought Turkey lo the nltnr lo wed the United Nations In the war's final stages. But the unanimous vole of the National Assembly at Ankara declaring war against Ger- mnny nnd Japnn menus no desire to pour troops into Hie struggle—Instead, It is the price die is paying for n sent nt the April United Nations conference on world security. After the Yaltii decision for the San Francisco meeting, the British Ambassador h.imied the Turks an Invitation to be present—if they had declared wnr by March 1. Their ensuing dcclivra- •tion tnkci effect on that dale. The Turks luwc balanced the plus anci minus of ncliVD belligerency since early 1943, hut their lack of nlr power and offensive equipment argued against it. The Turk is a first-rate fighting man, but the Anknrn Republic has tried to protect its achievements of the lust 25 years—nml they linv.j been almost as outslnning, in their way, as Russia's mammoth transformation—at us small a cast of Wood nnd treasure jis possible. Therefore the importance of Hie seat nt the table nt the Golden Gate. The same notification tlint went to Turkey through -English channels went to South American laggards (except Argentina ttill beyond the pnle) -throng]! our Slntc Department nnd since Ihe .Crimea Conference, Chile, Equador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay nnd Venezuela have nil de- clnred filioollns ivnr nsnlnst Germany nml Japan. Egypt .and Iceland have been notified, but ncilh- er has nclcd as yet-somcthhig of a reduclio ad .. nbsurcjiin., .Iceland being- our base for siiipment ; to ^unnnnsk,; x antl;F. B ypt the ismie' of El Ala- -.mcln's.'vlctiiry nml the'Seal of our Mlittlc'' Knit" Comniniul. When the power of (he postwar world is al one table for long division, declarations of 'war by crnmb-scokiiK,' neutrals are almost a matter of course. It division goes by just deserts some may come nway wUh tas than they brought to the feast. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. The sun-si way to guarantee n. full of fruit ami vegetables for home use is to „.„„ a garden and do as m , lcl i home ca , mj possible.-WFA Administrator ,\farvi,i J 0nf . s ° ' The farther Germany breaks down ,,-e worse.our service to prisoners of war l< ' to become.—Richard chairman. 2-26 Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight 6EEt DID You HEAR ABour THE SAO BREAK FOR THE- FOLKS SACK HOME? NOW THE/<jOTfA 60 To THEIR NICE, WARM, CLEAN BED5 COMES MIPMICJBT/ Announcements The Courier .News has been authorized -to announce -the following candidacies .for the Municipal Election .in April. Municipal Juetge truck farm, rubes chickens, nnU calls all her own-grown vegetables before and .after her regular working. hours! OSCAR ALEXANDER Real Estate—Farm Lands City Property & Rental Services. 107 West Main St. SEAHORSE. ASHES AWED WITH PITCH, AMD RUBBED ON THE HEAP, WAS AN ANCIENf REMEDY FOE. 1 NEXT: He took the measure of ihe earth. Hollywood Allen, He: bound Cross vice Our Boarding House with <Maj. Koople Out Our Way ItV KltSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD—Pat O'Brien lit a cigar—one of the IB he smokes every day—and snid he hoped his next picture will be a lilmbiogrnpliy of the late A! Smith. "But," he added, "it will be 11 struggle." First studio boss with whom he discussed 11 he iden s.iid nothing : do[-. g explWiiiOigt Hit's) thei 'jlorylohi: ilure."|!( i >?;?;i ; : |( I \ : , s i; j!{| "Failure!" screamed Pal, "Yeah," said the studio boss, laconically, "he was never elected president." "So i reminded him," Pal sfild, "that Al Smith built the Empire State building and one of the greatest insurance companies in the world." "But he was never elected president." the sludio bass persisted. "It's the story of a failure." "I stopped talking then." pat said, "nml I took the itlca to another studio, I should hear from 'em any minute now. It would make n u'oiulerfiil picture—it's real Amer' icana—ii sidewalks of New York story to end nil sidewalks of New Vork stories." IIUMfKlt CROP Pat's clear went out nnd he lit it again \\ith a cigarct lighter. "Look." he snid. -j'vo «'ot n 8lM IN TEXAS CHILLED WE ONE MIGHT WITH A HORSESUOE.HfWMiXKeR.-~~ WHlue -L V1A6 TvAWMlNjG OOT AW lOEft COJA&TO WE TO EsjD ALL VJAR.-W- MAKE THE 6UI\S9 SO TMEV. SHOOT -".'BACKWARDS.' By J.R. Williams COMCEP- •TIOM-^-THER.E'S A KERNEL OP WISDOM. IM a.'— BUT FOR THE PRESENT LET'S MOT £.8AMDOM ( uw! IT.MUST HAVE eeert / A. RESOOMDIMS WALLOP { TO PRODUCE AM IDEA COVER UP MV FOX HOLE PER TH' NIGHT? WHY, I STAKED A WIRE AROUND IT SO'' MO BODY VSOLILD FALL IMTO IT-TH\T OUGHTA BE ENOUGH. IT W\S TH 1 WIRE THAT THREW ME I WTO IT.' SOOMER. STEPIMTO IT AM 1 BE CRIPPLED PER A MOUTH THAM THROWED IMTO IT AM 1 BE KL11MED PER LIFE.' whole pocketfful of these cigaret lighters." He pulled out a handful. Coining hack to Hollywood from New York on the train after his overseas tour, rut met a fellow In the club car named Joe Kopke from Detroit. Kopke said he manufactured cigaret lighters, that business was terrific and. after hearing about f'Kts overseas adventures, he Vnjiitejj ito'Jdo him a favor. I'm goiiig to send you n gross of cigaret lighters every month,'' Kopke said. Keep 'em in your poc- ets avid whenever you shnke hands with a soldier, a sailor or a marine slip him a cigaret lighter." Pat has been getting the cigavet lighters ever since and Kopke visits the O'Brien home every time he comes to Hollywood on business. O'Brien recently sold his home in Brcntwcod to Artuvo Ru- ucnstein, bought the house nc.xt door and now sits in the patio every Sunday and listens lo Ru- benstcin play. One Sunday morning Rubenstein came out in the back yard and .pat yelled over the fence that he had a complaint, "I am annoying you?" Ruben- steiu said. I'AC7i:i) IIEIFETX "Not exactly," grinned Pat, "bu where (he h— is HeifeU?" Rubenstein smiled, said "I think it can be arranged." and went back into the hovi.se. A few seconds late) Hcifet?, himself stuck his head on the door and said: "Well. Mr. O'Brien, what should I play?" "I almost swallowed my cigar, Pat said. O'Brien traveled -IG.OOC miles b; plane on Hint OI entertainment PRESCRIPTIONS FrMhnt Stock Guaranteed B«rt Pric«i Air by Brig Stores The repair per- '<u feel for ladies _ ,_ „ '. footwear is our * '«I?7«tf .*j,ivisil)lc half sole. Clean, smart .looking with no nails or stitches (o injure hose—nml u hermetically sealed sole joint willi no shank strain. AUTO and ELECTRIC RADIOS REPAIRED 324 EAST-MAIN CITY RADIO REPAIR ACROSS FROM LILLY STREET BUYING LOGS Oak -T- Pecan —- Cypress — Cottonwood — Tupelo BARKSDALE MFG. CO. •Blytheville, Ark Phone 2911 DRS. NIES & NIES OST£OPATH/C PHYSICIANS Rectal Diseases a Specialty (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main Blythevllle, Ark. . Phone 2921 TUB .STOIlYl An Krcilorlc Is clreRiinpr for lii* <-oni-cTt nt the Snl\K I'lrycl, u lotli-r nrrlvc.H from Ms nlsler In \V;i rimy. Slip Irllw how tin-- frli-nd* tvln> :tl»I- eU Frptlcrli-'jt rM<';i|ii> fr l'»- lunil Jinvr l>ftu enujsht auO beaten (0 UeiKli. * * * XLX THE SALLE PLEYEFJ rpHE Salic Pleyel and Frederic : •*• knows. Certainly he knows. Konslancja and Louis Pleyel and Monsir-r Pleyel proposing a concert for. Czarist blood men. Tra la, tra la, tra la. In Paris they ;sing, in Warsaw they weep and ^everywhere feet, but some are in boots and the difference every time is where your heart is. Indeed, 'Madame. Thank you, Monsieur. Very charming is the world tonight. ,And the lady, who is she? 'Ah, yes, Madame Sand. She waves from a box. She laughs at Jan : and she laughs at Tylus. Ho, ho! —not you, Jan. For Jan is beaten ;and Jan is dead but he will lift 'his head. Oh, most certainly. Alfred! Pretty Alfred! Put your )elbow to him, Franz. Ah, Liszt! (our without a scratch. But (he '—and he loo is waving from the other Night, in « Hollywood res- .box.lo Ihe stage, iaurnnt. a fish bone got caught in _The night is hot and tonight ills throat and he hud lo hnve it ••'•-- - removed in n hospital. "I ho|>c." he said, "that the guys hi Tiulia and China don't licatr about, It." SOUTJt BEND. Imt. (UP)—When Sgl. Kenneth F. Tanbe comes home from tUo war, he will find his wife has his dream \vcll under way and In hnnd. Taubc always wanted to raise chickens and have a farm, so Mrs. Tauue started a farm in the hours that she didn't work as a bookkeeper, she cultivates her WE Fill, ALI, nOCTORH' PRESCRIPTIONS ANT) SAVE TOU KONET STEWART'S Drug Store Main A Lako Phone 2*22 .is here but Mozart anyway and already they applaud, yes, before the first note is struck. Wait, my friends, and you will hear the >singing and the groans, for Jan will lift his head and from his : dcad mouth will issue forth— No, I don't joke. You will hear. Slimy Polonaise will delight, yes, delight, and frighten and terrify. Put away the fans, put away the .lorgnettes and hold your nostrils .from the perfume and the stench .while the dead voice—No!—the 'voio: of the dead. —Do you know, Madame, I have heard tile scandal"and I old not .believe a blessed word of it but pcrhapj that is because I have not been in Paris very long. Yet ; tliink I.would not believe it any- 'way, although I love scandal as as anyone. Now if you will excuse me, Madame, I will put away Ihe Mozart that you have come to hear—or would you have a minute while Poland bleeds? I do indeed believe you would. Forgive me, Madame. Forgive me, Monsieur. —Ready? Yes, ready! Fingers, ready? Yes, ready. Begin!. No!— wait, not yet—wait. Let them all gel seated. Let them all get comfortable. Let all the scraping stop. Now they are quiet. They are very quiet.-. Nowhere has it ever been so quiet. Ready? Ycs, ready. Fingers, ready? Yes, ready. In Paris they sing, in Warsaw they weep and everywhere feet, but some arc in boots and the difference ei-ery lime is where the heart is. And what con I do so far away? Groan. Yes, groan and suffer and pour out despair! The fingers stru cfc—harder— harder—the eyes fastened on a bleeding homeland. They were blind to the astonished, frightened, amused, sneering faces in the Salle Pleyel— * * * <T>HE critic Kalkbrenncr broke into rude laughter. —The fury, the sound, the tumultuous chords! The audience rose nmid jeers and laughter. The gabbling, moving, shouting throng had no car for Ihe thunder—thunder to rend tyrants asunder! The Polonaise, the unfinished Polonaise, the great Polonaise! The Salic Pleyel was empty. Louis Pleyel confronted Jozef Eisner. He threw out his hands. "Outrageous!" he screamed. "Outrageous!" "—Louis—Louis—" Tiie words choked Jozct Eisner. "Louis—I can explain—I will explain—it would never happen again—" "I assure you it will not!" Then Louis Pleyel loo was gone and Jozof Eisner in the street looked this way, then that, but Frederic was not anywhere about and there was no one lo say a word, good or bad, lo the old Paris— JPREDEIUC returned to No. 27 Boulevard Poissonicre sometime in the night. The fiasco at the Salic Plcyel was nothing; the theme of (he great Polonaise waa everything. The rooms were dark. He did ( not light the candles. He did not( look into Jozcf Eisner's room but went immediately into his own. He was not sleepy. He sat on his bed in the dark, fully clothed, i •—The world was flic same. Nothing had happened. The events of the past few hours—even Iza- hela's letter to Professor Eisner— seemed imre.il. Through the window ho saw the stars, and they were real, and below in the distance a few lights, and they too were real. Paris was asleep. But not one in the great and gay capital of France had his head on Frederic Chopin. He took off his clothes. He stretched out on the bed but he could not sleep. The Polonaise!— it was beating in his head. He closed his eyes but the sleep would not come. Then suddenly he was asleep. He was awake also. The themes that raced through his head, awake or asleep, disturbed him, added to his exhaustion. Then he sat up. He rubbed his eyes. He listened. "—Frederic, you have done it, ycs, the right thing, and it was no fiasco, because you have given voice—" "Who are you?" (i lie peered into th'o darkness. ., "—You will play before a thpu-) sand people, and they will all be' shouting, each and every one of them, 'Bravo! Bravo'.' Ah, Ihera' will be talk when fheyhearyou—"- "Professor!" No answer. "Professor!" "—For the thousands and thousands who have no voice, who cannot speak—you will speak, not, from your little cave, but from' the public platform—" "Professor! Help me, Profc'ssor —help me!" , Frederic was slill asleep. j (To Itc.Continued) ,J

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