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,'AGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE COURIEK NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 1945 "l'HB BLrTHEVILLS COURIER ; THZ COURIER NBWS OO. . T' 1 * H.*W. RAINES, Publiltur . "• •' SAMUEL F, NORRI8, Editor "-JAMES"A. GATENS, Advertising Manager Sole'Natio" ' AdvertWnj Representative*: Wallau Wilniti- Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphto, ^^ Published E^er}• Afternoon Except Suo^ajr 1 Entered as second class matter »t the post- on ice at Bl>thevllle, Arkansas, under art of Con- wss. October 9, 1911 \ ,, Served by the Drilled Prea» ^ 4 » SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of BlythevUte, week, or §5c per month By mail, within a radius o! 40 mile*, year. $2 00 for six months, $1 00 for three by mull outside 50 mile lone, »10,00 payable in advance 1 Don't Let Them Down; ; UII'PSS donations arc greatly ac. <;e'eia'cd this week, Elytheville residents seem likely to fall short, of meet- . ing their 1945 Fed'Cross War Fund cjuota of $19,6(38 before fhe drive closes. • "Volunteer workers mahjng the citywide solicitation have ,turned; in ; dis- comiijrinff reports, IVoUi from.the Jnisi- ness iT.d rcsiuenlial districts. Yesterday, a. total of ?11,140.GG had been collected in the lucineRS district towrtrd a quota of $17,168.50, while solicitations in the residential aieas had netted but 5183 25 toward a . quota of $2500. *, This may—mean that workers will have to call again on some of those )vhq have donated,- or 'face the necessity of saving that Blytheville citizens are unwilling to dig deep enough for this community to measure up. with inoso which al'eady have reached their quotas or which will have done so this week. ,, I This drive must not fall short. No one needs to be 'reminded how vital are the services which this money will pay for or how much they mean to those making the real sacrifices at the 'war ironts. We have the word of the men themselves of, (he importance of the /rncricaii Bed Cross. » Those who have not yet been so- JieUai nrc urged to make their contribution:} PS jjsnr'-ous as possible, and if there are others who have given but feel that they can make a second do- •naticn, theirs will be the satisfaction of haui.u provided the extra y boost needecl to put. the drive over the top. Why Don'tThey Quit? . "yyhy don't they give up?" That . ' flueslion is being heard more and more 'often^as" the inevitable junction of Al>lied-/and Russian armies in Germany apprbaclies. And there is no logical (answer. • • . ; .The Germans should give up, for ^he^honorable and humane reasons that General Eisenhower outlined to German commanders last week. "The responsibility lor the outcome of the war Jio longer rests with the German officers," 1 the general said in his broad- appeal. 1 "But the responsibility for i his men still remains." No one, probably the Germans least of all, expects the Nazi lenders to .surrender. But why not the German officers? They did not need .General Eisenhower's reminder of their predicament. They know it—the Allies iit the Rhine and Ruhr, the Red'Army before Berlin, the industrial regions of Upper Silesia, East Prussia and Posen, with parts of Saxony, Brasdenburjj and Pomerania, in Russian hands. But they are giving up in wholesale lots. They are fighting as long as they can and then, at least in the west, escaping through the narrowing exit of a (rap. They nrc adept at this trick. It saved the Germans in Sicily, in France last summer,, in the Belgian Bulge und recently above Cologne. It will probably save them again. But an ever smaller force will escape to fight another day. And one of these days there will be no place left to go. They know this. So why don't they give up—the officers and men who risk and spend their lives now only to give their leaders a few more days upon this earth? There is, as v.'c said, no logical answer. Neither is there any evidence that the German army or navy is balking at obey ing! the orders for national suicide. The Wchrmacht still fights fiercely and well in Italy. Once again the Luftwaffe is in the skies over London, and with it is a new flying bomb of greater weight and longer range. The submarine war continues from bases in Norway that are still strong and well garrisoned. And there is no word from the underground qf mutiny or significant unrest in these outlying posts. What keeps the Germans fighting this lost war? It 'is 'otnous why the orders for survival arc given.'But why are they obeyed, all down the line? Pel Imps the answer can be found in nn order some-months ago which permits soldiers to shoot an officer who suggests surrender. This might account for the officers' reluctance. As for the men, there' is slill Himmler .with his Gestapo and his card files and his threats of reprisal against families of weak-willed soldiers. And there is also the fanatical Hitler Youth scattered through .the .ranks. So perhaps the answer to the German soldiers' resistance is fear—not so much fear cf the enemy or postwar vengeance as fear of one another. And somehow; it, doesn't seem to portend sudden collapse and surrender. The Great Manpower Problem Hollywood BY ERSKINE JOHNSON ! NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD.— The camera, they sny. docs not lie. Oh, yeah? "The camera is the blggegst liar in Hollywood," Byron Haskin sold. Haskin ought to know. For 20 years he has been lying—with the aid of a movie camera. Behind a door mysteriously la- Wed "Special Effects" Hnskin has proved that you can fool some of the people all of the lime. 'As Ihc good sculptor conceals the marks of his chisels, so the good motion picture craftsman must conceal Die gigantic mechanics of his own expression," Haskin says. •.'•' v.ii>:wii' v • Remember that convoy sequence in the movie "Action in the 'North Atlantic"? All those Liberty ships being attacked by German U- boats? Haskin staged and directed the whole thing—beneath sunny California skies In the bay at Santa Barbara, Calif.. His Liberty "ships" were 15 feel is, powered by automobile motors ami operated by men hidden inside, omb and torpedo hits were elcc- ically controlled flashes of pow- ;r. Smudge pots provided the fos. lie underwater submarine shots ere filmed in a tank back at the udio. IKE GREAT BIG COMBERS The scenes were shot at Santa arbara ' Bay because the small aves there matched the scale of is Liberty ship models. In Has ins camera they looked like North .tlantic combers. This and other imaginative cel- ilold finally have won for Haskin director's berth with the Hal Vallis unit at Paramount. When Wallis left Warner Bros., Haskin ent with him. His first director- al assignment is "The Crying Sis- crs." "Mission to Moscow" was anotli- .BOON IN WASHINGTON iness. This other siitc of Judge Vinson'3 iecor;l is being recalled In Wash- instcn today not in any effort to tjclit'ls his abilities but merely to put in proper perspective the pop- Finance Cor- ular conception that he is the per- the President feet answer to a conservative banker's nraycr, another Jesse Jones. /K'TUAU.Y, HE'S A roi.rnciAN The- record shows that Vinson Is primarily another democratic po- liticlan, and in some respects he has shown himself just ns liberal, or' whatever you want to call it, as Henry Wallace. •As one of Vinson's aides admits, "Wfillace ha.s probably been more of. in businessman than Vinson. 1 but, TWY JAY Our people left by the thousands after each of your air raids. But these still here want to slny. There arc about 20,000. Word lias just come up Iroin Anclicn that jour Army does not nils- ti-eat civilians—that is why .so many remained here.—German fire warden at Muenciicn-Cilad- l>ach. SIDE GLANCES REMEMBER iJ by KCA tlRVKl, ISC. XXXIII' KONSTANCJA TOZEF ELSNER wrote: . "—Frederic's heart and mine biped for the trouble at home. It has upset us more than we can say. Frederic longs to go back, iflie could but stand the strain of the journey—" "T'he door opened. ^"Professor!" •It was: the voice of Monsieur Jollet, his landlord. Jozef Eisner did not look up _from his writing. He did not want fo be annoyed. "If you'don't mind, Monsieur—" J>lonsieur Jollet \vas : not alone. In the doonvay was a woman and when Jozef Eisner raised his eyes and saw that it was MUe. Kon- ;s(ancja Gladfcowska his dropped from hts hand. "—I' brought you this lady," Monsieur Jollet said; "and 1 bscught you this letter, too," he said, handing Jozef Eisner an envelope. wanted Frederic and they were not permitted to say anything about his whereabouts. "—Eh?" Then Jozef Eisner added: "Naturally. lie is very famous, Mademoiselle—" "I knew I wouldn't find him with you." "—You knew that. Eh?" "Your letters may have fooled Madame and Monsieur Chopin. They have not fooled me. Not one letter from Frederic!" "—He's been very busy—very busy. You have no idea!" Jozef Eisner paced the room. Ho opened the envelope he had been holding in his hand. He glanced at it. He waved it aside. r cry little—certainly not enough. "Let me tell you where money s mndc: concerts! Yes, that's true. But concerts for Frederic arc out of the question! What would you have him do? Eh? Concerts! No, Mademoiselle, they arc not to be (nought of—he is too ill for concerts—" Mile. Gladkowska was unimpressed. "I would have him beg, it need be. Beg—or steal. Just ns -we do. We have no shnmc— no pride. Let him use his reputation for the cause of Poland. Let him go io his friends—the great people of France—and beg Ihc'm for help—lor the money that Ihey can give. Yes, on his hands and knees—without shame or pride—!" She spoke the truth and Jozcf Eisner knew il. pen ftlhant—and in very good hands, oo. Madame Sand is a very grn- ous hostess—" "Does lie knov. p v.-lidl is happen- ng at home! Does lie ever think f it!" t'Yes, thank you Thank >ou. Eut jou, my clear," Jozcf Eisner said staring at Mile. Gladkowska 'You, iny dear— tch, tch— " Jltnskur Jolbt closed the door ^' — Let me look at jou! In Paris— en? When did you leave hqmc? Did you run away?" •Th? re:ult of the long trip fron Pdland was -apparent in the ap poarcncc Of her clothes and m the strained look on her lace. She wa et. older woman by many year thiin when Jozef Eisner had las seen her. Yet lly e was still shining beauty in her feature nnd in her figure aUo. But it wa it har *' d beauty. "Where is Frederic?" 1 —A good question. He's at "—Think of Tcli, tch—he CHE shook her head. She said n ^ishe dicWt run away She \va JnJ-Faris Because she had be» 'sent'to I'ans.TShe had goie £leyo! ct~C \indithey had told her where to find him She had Esked for Frederic There was a haVsbness in riT tone when she x kajd,his name h They would tety •fait 'nothing. Th«y said c\erybc*ly 5,-M t % ,i ' i links of nothing else!" Jozef EIs- er tried.hard to be convincing. "I was sent to Paris on tlio b.irc hance—on the bare hope—that : hasn't entirely forgoticn," Then in a quiet voice Mile. Gladkowska told Jozct Klsncr vhat had been happening in Po- and. She said that hundreds of >alriofs had been jailed and 'that hundreds had been murdered— some clubbed to death, some langed, others slashed with ra- aers. But resistance was not dead. "There arc only a few leaders led," she said. "Those who arc not dead are imprisoned." Yet there was still hope, because il was slill possible to' bribe tlia jailers. They willingly take money. She said: "If anylhing in the past—just a snail spark—is still alive in Frederic—" Jozcf Eisner threw out his hands. "Don't' Vou' : suppose if he could—!' 1 Hei'tfie'd'hard not to bluster. "Money! Do you thhk he has it? Enough to live, thct's alll Tne sale of his music brings you ever see him?" ,Io?cf Eisner fumbled with' the letter in his hand. His eyes now fastened on it. "—Humph." He looked nt the letter again, then once more. And now, with a look of triumph, ho handed the letter to Ji'.lc Gladkowska. "Do I ever ECC him? An amazing question!" As Mile. Gladkowska read the letter, obviously unimpressed, Jov.ef Klsncr continued to talk. "I sco him constantly! Yes, con- str.ntly! Do you doubt it now— iih? Tonight in Ihc salon of the Duclisss of Orleans—Oh, I have l:ccn liicro before, too—Yes, as I wrote you—but you didn't believe il. Tonight Frederic will play "»d I am asked to attend. Naturally." "This letter is not from Frederic," "—^lumph." "It is from Fran?. Liszt." Mile. Gladkowska was puzzled. "—Of course. Frwnz Liszt! Frederic's friend—my friend." "And you arc going tonight, Professor?" Jojct Klsncr paused in his walk about tlic room. Was he going? Who would keep him away?" "Wlien you see him, Professor, will you give him this?" Mile. Gladkowska look from her bag a small package lied with siring. "—H is important, Professor. Very important." (To Be Continued) Judge Yinson's BY PETBR KDSON NEA Washington Corespondent WASHINGTON,!). C. — Henry Wallace : Wasn't enough of a busi- nes-inan to be head of the 14 billion .dollar Federal Loan Agency and Reconstruction poratlon sotup, so nominated Judge Frederick Moore Vlnson, whose past business experience secrris to.have included directorships of a 10 million dollar bank at A'hland, Ky.,. and a two i million dollar bank in his home | town :' of Loulsn, Ky., plus a little (dabbling In real estate along with his Louisa'law practice. Haying a .big operator of these quallflcnlions afl the head of the bignest banking combination In the - - -. world makes .everybody In Wash- that wasn't why they turned Walington happy,.Including both Hen- .- ' ry Wallace and Jesse Jones. Whatever Inconsistency you may find in this turn of events is further accentuated by a closer scrutiny of some of .judge Vinson's nets In the two years-that he has been Director of Economic Stabilization. The memory of man runneth short, but Just keep the" record, straight and go Into the dunce ,with both eyei open, there " are a: few half- forgotton' facts that should be allowed to speak for themselves: You may remember the businessmen's battle on subsidies—evil, corrupting.:'.- un-American subsidies. OES Director Vin^on not only supported them'but ordered, them put oh canned, vegetables and flour and such staples. ....... Not' only that, but it was Judge Vinson'who Iqrde'rcd the ceiling put on . live cattle back in October. 1943. 'Remember how that was damned'.by those stalwart businessmen, the farmers and stockmen? TURNED DOWN RAH KATE RISE ' i Further to deriionstratc hi* sympathies (or business. Judge Vinsor refused to approve rale increase 1 for the railroads and lie turned down a 35 cents per barrel incrcasD in the price of crude oil. Perhaps the-high point In Vinson's record ft* a pro-businessman came In the fall of 1943, when IIP Issued a directive to War Production Board, and Office of Price Administration empowering thos agencies to order produqllon of es- ' senllal civilian goods at manufacturers' costs or a maximum of cost> plu* 1 per cent. This was the famous "profit limitation" directivi which scared industry half I | death and brought buslnessmoi scampering down to Washington I find out what went on. Opposlllon to this directive bo came fo acute that earlv in 194 Judge Vlnson issued a "clarifyin statement" which In effect -sucke 1 back the worst part of the orde by saying It was to apply only U textiles. Actually, the directive was used in only a few Instances and Is today practically a dead letter. | But this is the closest the ad- inlnlslratlon ever came to limiting the profit-: of business, and It issued over Ihc signature of this fame Fred M. Vlnson who now !s named to head the bluest bnn!: :ace down—it was his , ideas." Well look at Vinsons ideas. Of course no man with Vinson' record—:>'brilliant lawyer with sev en terms in Congress plus six year on the Federal bench and nearl two years as Director of OES — could fail to absorb a vast stor of knowledge on financial affair In Congress lie was Chairman < the Ways and Means Subcommil tee on Internal Taxation, sponsor cd pay-as-you-go taxation as ea ly as 1937, authored the veteran bonus bill and co-authored the Co stabilization bill with Sen. Joe Guf- er Haskin achievement. He remembers it with a laugh because in that one he even fooled Hollywood. Working from a postcard, Haskin put such an authentic looking Hamburg railroad station on the screen that 1 several rival studios thought it was the real thing, taken before the war. and telephoned Warner Bros, asking to rent the film for movies of their own. Actually it was an Intricate combination of full scale people, miniature trains and towers painted mi glass—four different shots blended into one. In the film biographgy of a great modern composer, the actor playing the title role couldn't play the piano. Haskin solved the problem. He filmed a scene of the gentleman who actually does the playing at the piano with a black velvet hood, over his head. Then he photographed the head of our hero and stuck it on the piano player's body. 55 EDDIE CANTORS! It was an old trick, though, which Haskin had used once before Hi "Thank Your Lucky Stars," in which Eddie Cantor is seen playing every instrument in a 55-picce orchestra, A native of San Francisco and a graduate of'the University of California. Byron Haskin landed in the movies as an extra after his discharge from the Nuvy in World War I. Two days later he became an assistant-director and he has been behind the camera ever since — proving that the camera does not lie is a lie. 'ey of Pennsylvania. To Vinson's credit as n pro-business advocate there should also be chalked up his opposition to wage lid-eases. He has followed and enforced the President's stabilization policy to the best of his ability. But with the miners' biennial boil coming to a head and with more and more Insistent demands from labor to break the-Little Steel Formula, Judge Vinson in leaving OES is getting off an awfully hot seat at a very opportune time. WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chick* sawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. J. P. Heaton, Plaintiff, vs. No. 9016 Sue Anna Heaton, Defendant. The defendant, Sue Anna Heaton, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plainlifl J. F. Heaton. Dated this 20 day of Feb., 1945. HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk. B. c. Meadows, Atty. for Pit. C. P. Cooper, Atty. ad Litem. 2J21-S8-317-14 Read Courier News Want Ads. Save 50 % On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drug Store Main & Lake Phone 2822 BUYING LOGS Oak — P.ecan — Cypress — Coitonwood — Tupelo BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark . Phone 2911 by Galbraith COrR. 1g<Spf X£* SERVICE. I^C. T. V. HCC. V. £. PAT. OI7. THIS CURIOUS WORLD •yVMUM FtrgUMf) r ODD TO QUOTE. "Oh, oh, lea! The preacher's been here—if it had been •Mom's bridge club we'd have found glasses and a cocktail shaker!" i'A SOCK FEELS SOOD ON YOUR RX>T", : BUT PAINFUL ON THE JAW/'-J^tf j AARS. L.L.MISFELDi; 6Ef?,V\AN V-2. ROBOT 6CW16S ARE TALLER THAN A NEXT: Is meteorology the study of meteors? Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way By J,R. Williams In the acrid, organized to save bus- Announcements The Courier News hns bofn authorized to announce the following candidacies for the Municipal Election In April For Mayor F.. n. JACKSON (for rc-clccllon) Municipal Jndge OEOnOE W. BAUHAM GRAHAM SUDBURY Mtlcrman, Ward 2 JOHN C. McHANEY ALDERMAN, WARD 3 E. B. WOODSON (rc-elcctlOHl.. LOOK OUT BELOW CURLY I'M GOING TC DOCK ASIDE.'1 THW SOUNDS LIKE A TUSS5 OlfTOF CSAvi.E'e S-XV . MISS HOOPL&" ? VOL) LOOK TO \6= MORE TUE DAUGHTER. qav\& ON i UPSTWR.5, Ol.AV 1 , I'LL X AW MRS. l4OOPLe, BUT \F ^OU HEEE- S'OD'LL GET TO ME BETT&E. A<=>TU& LM>V \MllO KEEPS THE CA"=>\A REGISTER. TUIdED UP.' THE KNA.PSACK.