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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE.COUJMEK ,1'HK BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE OJbRIER NBWS OO. .". W. H WES, Publi«h« ', SAMUEL f. N ORRIS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising M&na«<r ••-'Sole Nfttlonal Advenislnj Representative*: 'Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta,.Memphls. ' Published £"ery A''?rnoon Except Sunday . Entered as. second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under art at Congress, October 9, 1911. ' Served by the United Pres» SUBSCRIPTION RATE8 . By carrier In the cliy oj Blythevllle, DOo per • week, or 85c per month. , By mail, within a radius ol 40 miles, H 00. per year. S2 00 for six months, $1.00 lor thje* months: by mall outside 50 mite zone, 11C,(HI per year payable In advance, Who Are r\ ,no Donnas? Some congressmen itml writers have been ccmplainiiig again, since .President -. Roosevelt's report to Congress OH Uic Crimean Conference, (Hat Mr. Roosevelt docs net tell enough news. They seem ! pul on! (hat Mr.' Churchill seemed (o get nil the news bents while the President contents himself with reciipiiula- ' lion "and comment. We liaven't yet figured out jtisl what the journalistic action of n eliicf • of state should be. The question never cams tip until the Big Three's arrival ' on (lie world scene—or rather iwo- ' thirds of the Big Three, since Mr. Stalin } doesn't feel compelled to report person* ally to iiis people. So there is no precc- •'deutlo guide'us. ; Offhand we should say that the good sciu'iou might be to leave vepor- - tn-iai -functions to the presa. The summaries of 'the Big Two, Throe or Four «' meetings might just ft:,- well include • * all the news intend of saving out some • .ddui items for Mr. Cluirchill to auv- - prise us with afterwards. Then the slaitment could fill in with background, feature material, and editorial com- ment. .' " ! Yet, since; Mr. Churchill has con; sistenUy been 'reporter, as well as com- mpntator; it may be thai some source of agreement,'on the division of honors had teen reached. Perhaps Mr. Roosevelt has" taken the assignment of keying- up interest in future developments, ; of dropping', t> hint or cryptic remark ; that gives; a Lin- to future policis. while ah: Churchiil contents himself with a j fill-invpn ;>vhat'has.already taken place. This conjecture is suggested by Mr.. ; Roosevelt's , interpolated remark about • "rrima donnas" in his report to Congress: Alter announcing the agreement on . Yugoslavia, he Said: "But it is not only ; that but in some other places we have to remember (here are a great many , prima donnas; ; in Hie world, all who ; wish to be heard. Before anything .will • be done, we may have a little delay while we listen to more prima donnas." .. What dees the "that" refer to?, Who I are the "prima donnas," since the name ! obviously if" -iicanl as a compliment? Does it re; ) persons out of'favor. with any or all of the Big Three? Is (he rather temperamental General DC Gaulle a prima donna, or King Peter of Yugoslavia, or Premier Arcisxcwski of the Polish cabinet in London? There is much bait for speculation in the two sentences about the prima donnas. There is also a probable source of future news in them, too—maybe another scoop for Mr. Churchill, A Warming Example "My goodness, it's been cold at Buckingham Palace lately," was the Queen of ICiiRlamP.s fervent comment as she looked longingly al a new heating unit in an exhibition. II. was the spontaneous remark of i\ monarch who livra on (ho sumo rations as her suli- jcci.s and endures the panic privations. \Vhr-n we say that a cat may look tit a king, we are expressing (he essential democracy of the human spirit. But when we say that a <[iiecn may look at a .slove, we are speaking of real, practical "democracy in action." THJY 3AY War anywhere In the world today threatens war t.'irotiKlitnit the world Peace anywhere in l!ie world Uxlsy requires a whole world at pence. -Secretary of State EuYnrtl II. StetHnlus Jr. • • • There urc tliree tilings about Hie Japanese must not be overlooked. Tho Japanese land tinny is nrmcrknlly Icr'uy just about as large ab the German army was at Its peak: the largest portion of that army and really their "first team" Is Ellll vr- north in Mnnchurla; mid they nre on enemy with completely unknown powers cf continued resistance.—WPB, Vice Chairman YVilUniu L. Bntt. * * * A Jiipmifs; In n vval?h tower called out Eomc- thing but (he lleutenput didn't look up. The officer was kneeling over and Ihc Japaiie.w shot 1 Im In the bnri: from ab-ut 25 feet.—Navy Lieut. Alma Siil-.n cf Ochland, Cf.llf.. back rran Cabanatuan. • Cur losses have been very ligr.l. since we jumped o:t . . . we've lir.d fewer limn » hundred fiwnltics niiri Intel Jitclich and six other towns.—Maj. John C. Geiolrin of Westminister, I.!d.. it Mucnc'.ic,i-Gta(ll:ach Gcnnauy. Every effort should be hcr.t to make rteneh tvcops acn.uiar.lw: with the conceltedncss of the Amctfcans and tlic abuses committed by them. —iKstructlcisE found on German officers. The less of terrain is grievou:-. to the Cevman. ccininsnd, but Wj> is 'not decisive. Oi-.r defense' is imbued'v.lth the Idea of causing the Allies the 8,-csitcst nimilOT of casunltlfs and so finally niflc.atlng the otitnsive.—Berlin military spokesman. Whoever lays down hi:; arms or his "Panzer fist" is a traitor mid must riis. Clg In and cling to every bit of ground of (lie Fstheriancl. Sweat saves blood, rijht like ral Indians and battle like liens. Beat up every coward and pessimist. —Nazi Kcericsberg District Leader, Our present naval operations and victories mint certninly be preliminary to big military landings Eoir.cwhere, at (lie end of supply line;; tliree (imrs ns lony as tlics: that have separated »; from the Cicrr.ians.-WPB Vice CJialrniini William L. Bait. XXVIII THE UNREAL WORLD rpHB piano arrived! Frederic's lieaven was complete. He improvised, he played, he composed. JValtzes, preludes, nocturnes, came from his pen, one after another, in tumbling profusion. "Ah," he would say, "wait until they hear .this one!" Then he would begin Io talk with enthusiasm of his forthcoming concerts. He would forget himself and remind George o£ what she had hoped he had ior- fioi of his purpose in coming to France "Will jou still harp on it!" He was apologetic. "George, Im sorr; " f ' , She was not convinced. "Fred- er.c, I ; r/ so hard to make vou ice tt-e pattern o! your life-then you lain to me of concerts—" . ' —V«s, George. I will forget them. . ' All that I've been building up " Sin" r-ld "falls down." , "—And jou have Ij, pick me U.J agan'" he said m-ekly. '.. " rm serious, Frederic; and I want you to be serious." " ".^ £lt , ! l t your fcel > Madame." *. ,, . ' Monsi «ur I you will not talk of concerts. Tkere wilt be !]° p° ncerts ' D ° wo understand • "—Of course, .Madame." ' ' ' "Now or ever!" . "—George, don't' scream." "You wilLcreato great music—" "i'or, you, George." ' 'To.- the world!" creating music for lesser men to play. Write it, Frederic. We shall enjoy it, just the two of us—then we shall send it 0:1 to Paris, and'—And then, Madame?" "Oh, Frederic, you are impossible!" t 4 « TCttEF ELSNF.R haunted the J salesrooms of Ptcijel el Cic for news of Frederic and whenever new Chopin scores arrived from Majorca "for immediate publication," ho would be the first to go through them. He would frequently sit himself down to one of Plcyel's best pianos— without a word ot admonition from Monsieur Pleyel— and play one or more of the Chopin compositions. He was at thp piano now, in a despondent mood, and the piece ho wa.« playing— a Chopin noc- iurne — did noihins to lift his despondency. "Bravo!" cried H»nri Dyr/or.', as Joret finished tV.e noc- ' turne.' Monsieur , i'—And Georgfe? Avho my world, Tavj wore gay, they were ssri- is, they \verc light ot heart. Si-y had each other and they had shut c'tt the world—the other V,orld—they 'created their own. „ \ "—As beautiful and as unreal," she eald, "as our Island home -..,! other v-rld must alv, shut out, FT ' .;c. You i ba nol I - ^ * vl *VM 1>IIL 11U1 V>»y for ^nobs. Yivr genius is Plcyrt !:;>•' " what I call sa'.o^l".: --.-„ well'as beautiful." Jose' K.'sncr rt-rc\ over his spectacles. "What do ;:oa S3", J,-;-:;?'' "—Kumpii." ^"Eisner, white's your cr.rt" He picked ivi a she:: cf Clio-Jin scores. "Mr»niiki:u! Tuny one! A waltz — MaTU'.'.sa "neluny:— another nficluvn-— V.'aV^ ' u'r"- liantc-" Ha fla:ic-il::! ihcr.i on the piano. "Go t;u-f-,v;;i t'lem Eisner! Go C Tj'vf.'i I'-M-—" ' "Is this "ail ha'3;::;? He sent nothing ci;,^?' 1 Monsieur Piiyilt"-,?;---i ,-•' j7>m-i Dupor.t and J-tW; ).Y 'jW'oo'-c:] at Monsieur Vhy.-l. ' "—I was i:i',-;.;;r- parlicu'Er wo-'- C is ail rig'.i;. r.':<i ; v.j Yi; H. Is c'.iarmri. , i'.-- •"•;••-" what he is c'.c'i.irs Do;i'V deretaricl me, I.ou! , . pl?co that I am ^ •, ici—'t !d a L^; r < -a vc:-y important piece—the Polonaise." Monsieur Pleyel wel his lips. Henri Duponl rubbed his nose. "I don't know about the Polonaise." Monsieur Pleyel said. "It may be in Ihc iicxl bundle. Who knows? I'll look forward to it. But these arc in hand! Eisner, these will sell!" Jo/cf F.lsncr said: "I have no doubt." "Go through them. Convince yourself—" Jozcf Eisner shook his head. Ho got up from the piano. "Louis, you arc arranging for Frederic's concerts?" "Concerts! And what concerls! Let him write works like these and there won't be concert halls big enough!" "You (dink he won't return Louis?" Louis Pleycl blustered and Henri Dupont's mouth fell open Louis Plcycl said: "I think no such thing. Eisner, why do you accuse me?" ,,,, Jozcf EIsn « twisted his head. He wrote you he wasn't returning? Eh? He told you that, didn't he, Louis?" Joztf Klsner reached for his hat. |— He did tell you?" ^Jcxief, didn't he tell you?" —Ye.-, of course. Thai's how know. HC tells mo everything. i here s nothing ho doesn't tell me. 11 am his teacher. Why wouldn't !'-e tell me?" ^ .Tpzef Eisner tu-isted hj s head ^•gain. "And now, Louis—I can •ell you something. He will return. Yes. I don't think. 1 know. IOH will sec, Louis; you will sec." H-: chilvpcd his hat on his head, l-ood day, Messieurs; good day." y./HEN there was no news from trcttcric, Jozef Eisner made I "cv.-s tip out of his own head. H ••".-MmviorHml that he do It. Ho •iiuj, never fail Io post his accus- Cho ' 1CUCl '° Papa and Mammn | .'--Tlir. music he sends back Ijvitl make him quite famous. I>;«.TC is no doubt about that, '•is conceit-, too, will be very successful. For Ihcse reasons, my jlcsr Mvnds, I have urged him !L,1%J,? Maiovca fl s 1°»S as (To Be ForTHfs Relief Much Thanks.—Hamlet, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1945 EPSON tH WASHINGTON U.S. Labor Force Shrinking lircly wiped out. AllMV, NAVY NliEI) £100,000 The armed services say they still need 300,000 men—600,080 for the »! I • ^ ; ?,' lhe Nnvy ' " er alld ""other growing season just W tat isn t fully. apDrccfatecl about nheail with its tremendous demands his demand is that it knot entirely for farm workers, this m" npo"°i- lo increase, the sire of the Army situation is rcallv Rettim- touahrr services built up to their author- ised strength. U. S. war casualties arc now just over the 813,COU mark, divided approximately at 722,000 Army, 91,000 Navy. By May 1 casualties will he over the million murk at the present rate of 20,000 casualties a week. Many of the casualties arc wounded men who are eventually discharged, but adtlctl lo these are the men dischargee! for disability not caused in combat. The more than a million veterans already discharged are free from most of the present voluntary manpower controls, and that makes the apparent labor shortage all the more acute. With Spring just around th^.cor- an Hollywood BV KKSK1NE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD.-!!, the amiah of show business, one page must be reserved for Uic man who put sex in the xylophone net. This courageous Innovator is known from coast to coast as Professor .Lambeiti, vaudeville head- llncr, Broadway show-stopper ami now, lupllon picture character coined Ian: Lambert! shucks the frankly spurious "Professor" tag and reverts io his given name Basil as he proceeds with a Columbia acting contract, with a role In ''Tonight and Every Night" as his first film assignment. He plays the theater prop man in the London revue starring Rita Hayworth and Jnncl Blair. When tile Luftwa/fe Mites the show's regular routine, he goes on with his xylophone act, with Rita brinp.hiE down the house by doing a strip-tease. Sex came io Professor l.ani- licrtt's xylophone act in 1940 while lie was playing an engagement at Earl Carroll's paudy niElitcry In Hillywooil. In kccplnr; with the surroundings, he added a girl, Rose Heltncr, lo his act. In keeping with the surroundings, she peeled off mo«t of her garments WENT OVEK DIG The Professor played it straight, taking deep bows when the audience applauded, but. (lie applause was nil for Rose and her strip tease. It went over so well that they did 56 weeks of it ami got Die Professor it job as hcadllner with the Hth edition of the Vanities on Broadway. The profebor was born a I, Valparaiso, Incl., on Jan. 9, 1893. His father was in business there and there was no sign of show ability In either side of Ihe family until little Basil came along. He developed his first tendencies along Ihat line when at 8 he confronted r.n audience as a performer in the local Elks' minstrel show. Young Basil did an act which consisted of singing, dancing, monologue and juggling. He may not have been good, but he was versatile. Came 1915, and Basil went highbrow, becoming a lympaiiist with the Cleveland Symphony. He play- ed the xylophone straight for a while. Then he toured with th e Original Kilties band from Dellville, Out. When the United Slates got into World War I, Basil was sent to Camj) Taylor, Ky., where lie was assigned to the camp band. And after the Armistice he took his xylophone around the vaurte- vlll circuits, still [jteylnj; It straight. But a little comedy patter began Io creep into his act, a precursor of what was to come about -two decades later, In low—(lie memorable year when .sex came to the xylophone. The professor has a clause in his film contract which allows him -2 weeks a year for inuring, to sort of keep his hand In with audiences. He doesn't regard himself as :i treat virtuoso, hut after all he mn play with a symphony orchestra. Supreme Court Bars Lawyer From Prnctic* LITTLE ROCK, Mar. 8. (UP) — The Arkans;',-: Supreme court, acting on recommendations by its Bar Rules Committee, has barred George M. Bennett of Paris from practice of lavy in Arkansas. 'Bennett, was convicted of arson in connection with the' destruction by fire of a Paris drug store several years ago. lie was given clemency by former Governor Homer Artkins after serving part of his sentence and then moved to California. Bennett later filed suit for one million dollars against members of the Supreme Court, the Arkansas attorney general and others Instrumental In his conviction. WOOD and KINDLING Barksdab Mfg. Co, South Broadway • rv « Y ', I | ET . EB !^ SON ' ployintnt are that'it is liimporary <*t.i\ vtnslilngton Correspondent • uiicinployinciit CIUISK? bv shiftinE WASHINGTON,, p.. c.-orr-lhc-j war contracts-cutiwcks "in' thin-s record explanation ior -Jic night (like mngncsiiini production ;ind club curfew order, as given by one 'contract completions In slitiivarils— of the top war agency heads, is that • which tends to adjust itself from if a man can't get drunk enough-month to month but is never en by midnight he hasn't any business' staying up any later. That should settle the argument on the night club front, but In complaining about some of the recent orders affecting the race track front, (lie New Bedford,,Mass., textile mill' front, and the proposed \vork-or- else legislation In general, most peo- O .« u .v.un , 3 H.M.IV Rcmnr louanrr pic are completely-:oye'rlookinj some 1 jl i " ti -' Nav 5', but to replace casualties every day, and may continue that of the fundamental facts of life in "'«' discharges so as to kcp the way for the rest of the vcar wartime. , • . — '- Flist Is the-fact that the labor force. of the' United States is actually shrinking and hiis been growing smaller for the past year. Total employment In January—last month for which Bureau of Census figures nre available—was 50,120,000. This is lower "than total employment in the ,U. S. has been at aiiy time since February, 1912, 'llirpri months after Pearl Harbor. It is nearly five million less workers than were employed at the peak in July, 1943, from which date employment has been steadily declining. Today there simply.aren't enoucl; people to do nil the things lhal need to be doiic. That, coupled with Ihc fact, that the munition; programs have been stepped up b<- nearly 20 per cent over the csti- mntes-of n.-ycnr ago. accounts for much of the agitation for tighter manpower controls.. . "STRANGE THINGS GOING Ofi" Most people, rending the nc«v from both Pacific and Europe fronts, are blinded by Ihe news on the front page and never get bac'f into, the paper to the home fron! news where It tells about the buttle of production. When more curious souls -sl:ir( looking for reasons why (lie uuinter of working people has declined in the past year ami a half, (hey find some strange things going on. The number of people- employed in munitions industries has also "declined by 1,200.000 workers, accord- Ing lo Bureau of Labor Slalistirs figures. Requirements aie still rated by Ihc War Manpower Commission as 600,000 workers needed for munitions industries by July I. Timfs the same figure,that tins been kicked around for the last three months WMO thinks It's just grcnt Hint t'.ic situation isn't any worse in view of all the troubles the U. S. Employment Service has In recruiting additional war workers, but that do"s- n't solve the problem. Right alongside Ihe rcmiircmrrls figure it should be noted lhal unemployment has sonc up. MJIU h Ihat one off. Prom the wartime low of 680,000 in August, 1941. total ur- employment today Is estimated -.1 .840.000, a rise of 210,000. If tlic un|employed,could, be shifted to take the 600,000 Jobs:In war indusltir, thai arc now going begging, cverv- thing would be dandy. But it Oors- nt seem to be that easy. Alibis oflorcd for the Increase In wucm- Announcements The Courier News has been <iu- Homed to announce the-following candidacies for the Municipal Election In April. For Mayor E. R. JACKSON (for re-election) Municipal Judge GEOROE W. BARHAM GRAHAM SUDBURY Ahlermani ^Vard 2 ' .JOHN C..MCHANEY COFR. 1H5 P.V nil, SERVICE, TO. T. M. Etc. U. S. P»T. ntr "Pop, you siiid you were out of cifiarcls—wlial do \ve get for fiiKliii.q carious liial were hidden down in the frnil closer?" BUYING L0< Oak — Pecan — Cypress — Cotvonwood T- Tupelo BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Rlylheville, Ark Phoni; 2911 * THIS CURIOUS WORLD IN A CUBIC FOOT OF EARTH MAY INCREASE THE CROP OUTPUT OF, THAT SOIL- BY AS MUCH AS BY TUNNELIMG IMTO THE SSOUMO WITH Ol&ESTED VESETA3LE MATTER, THE WORMS ENRICH AND AERATE UNPRODUCTIVE TOP SOILS. COPB.lM5BrNrASERVlCE.lSC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF, THE TERM "SVE1TERWEI6HT * IS USED IN WHAT SPORT OTHER. THAN BOXIN&P WORD L>4Ei COMES FROM THE FRENCH BUTAWST SUCH PE S &IVEN IM THE ANSWER: Horse racing ... a welterweight being a weight of 28 pounds, sometimes imposed for handicap. .. . .. NEXT: Nature's food factories, 1 Jur Boarding House with AAaj. 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