The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 27, 1945 · Page 4
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MGEfOUft BLYTJ1EVILLE COUUIEK NKWS BLYTHEV.1LLE COURIER NEWS * .,.. - > THE COURIER NZWB OO. , H...W. HAINES, Publisher '' ' SAMUEL >; MORRIS, Editor • : JAMKS A. GATENS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising R«p«isentatlr«: Wallace Wltmef Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the uc*t- ofllce at Blythevillcv Arkansas, under act ol Confess, October 9, 1917. ' Served by the United Press ;.'."' : SUBSCRIPTION RATES • By. carrier In the city of BlythevlIIe, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a. radius ul W mllw, M 00 per year, $2.00 Tor six months. $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile Mine, 410.00 pur year payable tn luivsncc, Iv/o end Berchtesgaden By coincidence, our Army Air Force fcbmlei's mads their first business Irip .to Berchtesgadcn. Germany, on a day when the Marines were in the midst of (lie bloody battle 'of Iwo Island across -hie world in the Pacific. Thus \ve were reminded that the .lessons and techniques being learned on Iwo, one of the most fiercely defended ..;;,spots of earth on the face of the globe, 'i;;may one day be applied to that other '.•*tiny portion of our planet where Hitler ; *and (he remants of his hand may have •••••••to be''dug our from behind their brist- r-lling defenses. •' • • 1'" It appears that the successful land!''•!! ingr on Iwo was possible largely because :;^of the lessons learned on Tarawa: Iwo yhas been a fiercer battle than Tarawa. The initial losses were higher, but they were ejected. Tlie strategists who -' planned the attack knew that <i high price for this crucial, clot.on the map was •inevitable, however reluctant they : may have been to commit the lives of gallant fighters in payment. Tarawa was a surprise in the strength of the Japs' defenses, the fierceness if their resistance, and their ability to withstand the heavy preliminary bombing and shc'ling. But Tura'• wa's lesson was reflected in the 7<l consecutive days of air bombardment, joined in the last three by naval batteries, which punished Iwo before the ; ianciinp were attempted. This lime Die Marines were not surprised to find the Japs alive and fight• ing. They were alive because, they, too, . had learned some lessons and hurt nx- '-.-ploited a friendly terrain 'to the utmost ~!n fortifying''their volcanic rock. . .The defense of Iwo'is no mere pre( '\yiew of the Japs' defense of their home". _!3!\d>.Geographically, Iwo is the home. land—not a precarious conquest like k Guadalcanal or even Luzon, but part , ,of the inner circle of Japan's inland possessions. Iwo is the beginning of the end, the end of the home island's security from sky, sea and land attacks. How ever . long Japan may hold out on the Asiatic ; mainland, the loss of Iwo means the • beginning of incessant bombing.' But if Iwo is the beginning of the , end, Berchtesgaden will probably be ; the end itself. A last stand there is only conjecture, but many signs indicate it —the report of elaborate preparations, the growing peril ta Germany's northern cities, the stubborn German stand in Italy, the physical advantages of H- fensive war in the Bavarian AlpsTTmT .....likelihood that Hitler- and his gang will i: fight desperately for their lives when 7 all hope of victory is gone. Berchtesgaden is no Iwo, and the Alps aren't the Pacific. But the prob- - Icms may not be too dissimilar. Sn pei haps Iwo's "eight square miles of - hell," where skill and courage matched - crafty defenses and desperate, fanatical " J_l' may bc rcmcml) crcd to advantage if the rats of Nazidom arc finally cornered at Berchtesgaden, KSUAY, A Heavy Decision It is good to know that Die increase of (he Kalians' bread ration from 200 to 200 gi'iuns ji day, ordered many weeks ago by President Roosevelt, has at last become effective. 11 is less pleasant to realize thai the basic problem of caring for underfed Europeans cannot bc .settled till (ho war is over. There ix only so much shipping space available. So which shall it be— military .supplies to shorten the war and wive Uio lives of American and Allied soliliu-K, or food to avert death, disease or permanent disability among (he innocent civilian sufferers in devas- U'.tod region!!? 11 is a heavy decision, and one which none of us would like (o make. But when if has had to be made, there has been only ono possible answer. The war must conic first. The enemy must bc beaten as quickly as possible. Lives and hard-won gains must not be sacrificed for want of munitions and equipment. The Case of Harry Bridges Senator Murray of Montana has asked the President that deportation proceeding against Harry lincltfc.s, president of the Inlet-national Loiigshoresmou.s and Warehousemen's Union, be dropped .so that he can Ijcccme a citizen of this country. The senator charged that the proceeding would have been dropped long ago if Mr. Bridges were not head of K labor organization. _ llr. Bridges is charged with being a Communist, and plotting this government's overthrow by force and violence. Jlis record o)' co-operation during the war is excellent. In tact, it has,been excellent ever 'since Germany invntled Knssia. Before that his record, in deed and action, was notable for disruption of national unity ;ni(l of preparations for national defense. Perhaps, as Mr. Murray suggests, if Mr. Bridges were not a powerful leader and popular figure in American labor hi.s actions and utterances would have attracted less attention. But it, hardly seems reasonable to suggest that his 'position should render him immune to a full, legal and orderly consideration of the serious charge against him. THO There is no other group in America who have teen hit harrier by ri;m& prices find stabllzcrt pay P.S have workers with ;i fixed .salary.— Rep. I'Vcd A. Hartley Jr. (R) o' Now Jersey. We imrst win the Iwc battle or our homeland will be covered by enemy tighter planes.— Jap Ciet member. The ir.dusliialifts in Japnn undoubtedly ice that l;t;r empire, ivliich has tr.kcn a great, many jcara to build >]p, | s rapidly getting into the p&sitlcn \vhero it is coins to absolutely crumble. And the c!ol!nr means .just us much to them as It eta to any ether industrialist in any other part, of the vorlri— Adml. William F. Halscy Jr. * ' » Tlie itlaml Hwo> !; nd accoinmoriatf three lairfielris) for us-and if ncce.'snr.v the Seabccs will builc! sncthcr island and put four or five airfields there. ...... Adml. William p. Hsisey Jr. * * * The Navy's operations in this war resemble the usi: cf mchiolc- iciiins in fnotbiill-onc Icntn en the Held, imothei on the sidelines, a new fresh one ready to B o in and exploit weaknesses that become V. Fon-cslnl. apparent.— Navy Secretary James The more iclie-r work, i -James G. I .••«• of gocernmetit. agencies In e better 1 thins ol provale agencies. McDonald, chairman I'refidenL's SIDB OUNCES com, ml IY HE* SERVICE, inc. T. H.REO. u. s, W. erf. 2-Z7 "Tlic mayor? Wonder if lie isn't more interested in strutting his slufT in a welcome home [>n!i>ram iluni he ._••• is in me!" * THIS CURIOUS WORLD s ; wsmi&L GREEK POET; MEASUREDTHE EARTHS CIRCUMFERENCE LONS BEFORE THE BIRTH OF CHRIST, AND ERRED L£SS THAN A CONSISTED ONLY OF THE SUN, A STICK, A DEEP WELL...AND MATHEMATICS. t . n , "Um-m-m! Do I Smell Breakfast?" Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies for tlie Municipal Election In April. For Mayor E. R. JACKSON (for re-election) Municipal Judge O_RGE.W.__BABH^_ IBS') with the Abbey group on "The Plough and the Stars." When RKO filmed the play, Barry was lured for the picture ami ended his career with the Abbey players. "Ever since I left, the company has made money." he said. "Maybe I should have left sooner." P <*$*£ OONTeer LMDER YOUR SKIN AS WE ONCE BELIEVED. T. M. REG.U, G. ?AT. OFF. ANSWER: Al Sylvan Lake, near Home City, Iiul. . .NEXT: Swakinj of and in the rliiiiPiiiiies. flollywood Committee on Political Refugees. BV ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA StafT Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. Feb. 21.—William Shields, the Dublin civil service clerk who, al 42, became Barry Fitzgerald, the actor, who, at 57. will win one of Hollywood's Oscars —maybe two—was wearing blue Mrlpcti pajamas, a pair of olrt slio- pers nnrl « heavy overcoat. His dressing room was colder than a cnstlng director's "No." Barry took n pipe out of his mouth, shoved a pair of Rold- rimmcrt spectacles up on his forehead, glanced al the gas heater anil said: I never turn It on. I'm afraid of being asphyxiated. The rt things are nlwnya blowing out and I can't smell the fumes." TUB SMOKER His sense of smell was bad. he thought, "because I smoke too much." He's a chain pipe smoker, he satd. Even smokes in hi.s tath. While our teeth chattered, Burry chattered about, golf, tlie oukl sod his stand-In, who Is an Iroquoi; Indian, women motorists who arc always trying to kill him when he jOur Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams 6«V, 8URK6, OLE BOV/ IF YOU MM'T olSMED & COl^TRkcX f OR. M.V 6TUPID BROTHER.TO fAfXM|\6E VoO DOtvfY DO IT/-**• UE'lA. MMTU Vm \' WITH'A MRPL^SSE PROPELLER &.N' GET YOUR EARS SCRAMBLED/ f^-'J-ET WISE oC JAKE BUILD YOU UP, 80XIN' HAMS THAT'LL ONE iM THE TAM\C FROW - WOLLVWOOD — - - - 5MOR.es. AM' NOURISHMENT, .W 0fi>.DN&MS 6URX 16 AS HOMEST AS A THE BOSS is, PUNCUIKT REGISTER.; WAIT.' I THANK. VCU VERV MUCH FOR TR.VIWG TO BREAK. HIM OF SLEEPING IM THE CHAIES, BUT I DON'T ADMIRE YOUR METHODS.' I WANT THE DOC, BEOKEM, NOT rf /i*. WHV MOTHERS GET rides liir, motorcycle a nil why he never married—"1 was liur.y" and then, suddenly. 1 founrl I was older than I thoii'-hl. The time between 25 and -SO passes faster than von think." By pr.ii'liialtv Iv.-istin;: his arm. wo'fj'ot him lo confess dial he's mighty happy iibout the double Acudemy award mmiinntion (best, performance by ;m ;ictur and best supporting poiTormnncc for "Going My Way"i atul that two Oscars on his inuntlc would bo "mighty nice." "Hut t hope I win only one of Ihem." ho wild, "for the supporting performance. It wouldn't be fair otherwise because I ivasn't starred in the picture." Unlil "fining My Way." Hurry itstgersild went his way in Hollywood for ciulil years withonl fan fare or publicity. He had small featured roles hi three pictures a year batched it in a small (nmgalovi vvilh hi', stand-in, (ins Tallion. played Kolf. "fiddled" around on the piano, worked jigsaw piiiules (he has 200 of ilieiin and pulled r.wai on his pipe. Now every studio in town is fjotu- bardinc him with scripts, und ph o tosniplu'rs warm all over his lionsi every wneki'nil. poMi!c him at tin piano. (ryiiiR eg,;s iwhirh he doe. every mornlngi. tinlcrrius; with hi molonyr-Ic, cnttir.r, roses in tli, tack Viivrl uml (at'.iua baths (will his pipe in his mouth). Ho <loo.s!i'( w.uil lo l>t' .'-tarred i n picture, he doesn't want to a|) |)fnr in nidi-R llian three nims it 1945. and In- reminds you that Ka- tiiia !\i.vincm h.i.sn't appeared in a single picture since <;h; 1 won ;\ sup- . parting role Academy award for her | work as I'ilnr in "For Wliom the" Bell Tolls." ARUKV Pi.AYHH At 42. Harry was a clerk with the Dublin linurd of Trade. He made friends with an actor, who asked him to usit, the Abbey Thoolcr sonic night. Harry did. went back- slnjjc ami liked the tliMtcr atmosphere t-o \vell lie became a part- time actor himself. Finally he left civil service and took up i'cting as a profession, louring America in Slorh G»*rmntce4 B«*l Prlrw ft Stores The repair perfect for ladies footwear is our "invisible half sole. 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Thr linnni.shctl Tolo- nnlur now occupies nil ol lit* XX THE INVITATION TN the morning he was nl the piano, in his dressing gown, working out the grcal themes when Jozef Eisner, rubbing the sleep (and perhaps the dreams also) from his eyes, looked into the room. Frederic he.ird him. "Good morning, Professor." "Humph. You slept?" "Not very much." "—I nm not going lo quarrel, P.ccderic. How can I quarrel? I know \vhat was in your head. 1 don't even blame you—" "Any nolice.s?" "—Tch, tch—" Frederic continued playing. The themes were taking shape. "—Good. Very strong." "Do yon catch it, 1'rofessor?" "The spirit of Poland?" "—Yes, of course. Indeed." 1 "Well, Professor, wliat did they say—the critics—the great criliis of Paris? Come, come, yon have every morning paper in your room —and 1 know it. Why, without your papers—" "—Madame Mcrcicr did bring a few up. I don't lie, Frederic, There's no need to lie." "Atul liow bad are they?" Jozef Eisner pnl his chubby hand to his hair. "Well, not bad But not enthusiastic, 1 would say Just more or less ordinary—" "Really!" "—Not exactly ordinary—not exactly. What's said is said. Critics —What do they know? Nothing. There is not a critic in the world—" Ho returned to his room and came baek with a bundle of morning papers. "StntT—sttift— iclhing bul stuff—the most abom- nable—enough to (urn your stomach—" * o * '"THEM something caught his eye as he was eontcmpluously leaf- ng through them. He held the Japor to his nose. He adjusted his spectacles. He held the paper farther away, at arm's length. -Tch, tch—this looks almost in- lelligenl—" "Read it, Professor. I am in a mood for anything." Jozcf Eisner read. "'—A genius—'" "Sarcasm," Frederic said. "—Nol exactly, Frederic." He continued: "—'A genius such as this Frederic Chopin app«rs only once in a hundred years—!' "—Umtn! 5Iow is that! In print! •Right here—just as I said—tch, tch—" He read: '"—A star has risen among us—'" Jor.et Eisner's chest swelled. " '—A star has risen among us brighter than we have over knowr, '" He removed his spectacles. He wiped them on his sleeve. Frederic stared. Jozcf Eisner returned his spectacles la his nose. He fastened Ihciu behind his cars, in a businesslike manner, then read the article, a long one, down to the very end without saying another word. Then he looked up. "What I always say, Frederic—no one so important in all the world as a critic." "tt'ho wrote it? Some schoolboy?" Jozcf Eisner adjusted In's spectacles again, though certainly they didn't need adjusting. "Schoolboy, nothing! Whoever it is—it's the most brilliant critic in Paris! 1 don't Ihink it, I have the knowledge! I know!" "—Someone you called on the other dsj'i no doubt." "No doubt." Eisner scanned the column again. "George Sand!" "—Madame Sand?" "No! Just plain George Sand!" "—The lady we met (lie oilier lay." "—Tch. tch. It doesn't make a )it of difference—" s « * MADAME MERCIER came info the room without knocking. "For you." She handed J^ozeC 31sncr a letter, then waited for lim to open it. It was not every lodger who received letters by special messenger—a messenger, by the way, who came and left by carriage. "—I don't have lo sign?" "No, Monsieur. It camo by carriage." "—What!" "Yes, Monsieur." "—Tch, tch." .lozcf, Eisner looked at the letter. "Humph. Not for me," He handed it lo the aslonishod Frederic. "For you." Madame Jlercicr stretched her neck as Frederic tore open the letter. "Bad news? You know what they say, Frederic, it never rains—" Frederic read the loiter twice in silence. 'How can it be worse?" Jozcf Eisner asked. "Read it, Frederic." Frederic read in a o,uicl voice: 'My dear Chopin: 11 would plcaso the Duchess of Orleans—" "—What!" Frederic continued: '"—if you and your teacher would attend a reception at her home tonight.'" Jozcf Eisner's cliest expanded. He worked his jaw, his head stretched from his collar in Iho direction of Madame Mcrcicr. 1 —From the Duchess of Orleans, Madame!" "No," said Frederic. "—What!" "No, Professor, not from the Duchess of Orleans—" "—Tch, tch." "The letter is signed—Gcorga Sand." "—The Duchess of Orleans—!" Jozcf Eisner gazed into the startled face of Madame Mcrcicr. "George; Sand? Humph. How could shcs , . know it would please the Duchess?; I rruii) < "F . Eh!'! (To Bc

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