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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ! WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 19-16 \ COURIER NEWS -THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NES, publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives; Wallace Wttmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memplils, '- published Every Afternoon Except Sunday 'Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythe'vllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By cairier In the city of Blythevllle, 20c per " week, or 85o per month. By mall, within t> radius of 10 miles, $4.00 per year, $200 for six months, $1 00 for three montlis; by mail outside 50 mile' zone, $10.00 per year payable in advance. • Mr. Vandenberg's Speech Senator Avthur Vanclenberg, Republican and pyc-wav isolationist, helped launch the'Senate's foreign policy debate with a speech that merits the attention and admiration of nil friends of international postwar pence. He was specific. He proposed an immediate treaty among the leading powers to demilitarize Germany and Japan permanently. This, he suggested, would remove the fear of Axis militarism and the doubt of eventual American cooperation which apparently a re \ driving Britain and Russia toward a course of unilateral and bilnterial agreements, and power politics. • He was practical. He proposed to allow the President prompt authorization of force to carry out the treaty. He also proposed eventual functions of the Dumbarton Oaks plan calculated to cancel some foreseeable objections by "perfectionist" colleagues in the Senate. ' And, as an influential Republican, he charted a course of unity and action for his party. His program is one of positive accomplishment, noi negative opposition. It promises a willing, constructive partnership by the Senate minority in the great and fateful work 'ahead. In short, Mr. Vaucloiiberg probably did a lot to renew a lot of wavering faith in the Congress of the United • • States. • , •'.'.' The Reading Public er set of 10 or tlicreadouts. As many n worried elder cnu tcsUty, bad sucrose drives out all taste for good spinach. Nor will, the sugary-stuff Industry pass up this opportunity. Johnny will hear about it, with embellishment, at the beginning, middle and end of the 5 o'clock radio assembly at all Junior Commandos and Superman Aids. It's subversive to tho heart!) front, thal's what It Is. The Army ought to be ashamed of lUelf for muiiching its confectionery right out loud, St. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. IIDI OtXHCD » Social Security For New Dealers Intone of her "My Day" .columns, Mrs Roosevelt wonders "whether the great majority of people really read their newspaper and \vhellicr, when they listen on the radio, they take in much of what they hear." We suspect that this question'might have occurred to Mrs. Roosevelt -after reading a good many papers and listening to a good many commentators during the last four presidential campaigns, and then adding up the popular vote on the second Wednesday after the first Monday in November. Mr. Roosevelt'; appointment of Mrs, HaUle Caraway to ft $9,000 Job ns member of the United Stutes employers' compensation -commis- sion'Is In line with' th^ usual New Dcnl policy of rewarding faithful Roosevelt followers who have met misfortune at the polls. It hardly need be said that the procedure, now well established, has a regrettable Influence upon the exercise of Independence by members of the national legislature. . • Mrs, Caraway was benten in the Democratic primary when sl\e run for renomlnation as United Ststes senator from Arkansas. New Deal members ol the' house ; and; senate know that there me Inevitable,risks at the polls, but they know that if they are on their pood behavior toward Mr. Roosdvclt ^thoy, will be compensated with ft good Job In the burocracy If defeated. They will vole accordingly and Hie consequence Is, llmt Mr. Roosevelt jMssesscs himself of h rubber stamp inajorlty wjilcli will do anything to avoid offending him for fcnr of losing the sinecure should the voters put them out of office. ' : ' The deplorable effects of this shabby system of commanding party loyalty are aggravated by the purges of malcontents Instituted periodically in (he pnst by Mr. Roosevelt but now relegated to his New Deal subsidiary, the political action committee. The terror or losing ..a legislative job mid of not getting another' plaee tends to debase the New Deal congressional ranks to an aggregation of faceless men with ti pushbutton reflex to the master's will. ' , • —CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE. Killing a Lot of Birds With One Stone "I dreamed Hint 1 look lliii.t cleaning woman of our? all '; through Hie house and showed her how she liad skipped k-alHh'c comers—and slie didn't even talk back!"/ •THIS CURIOUS WORLD •10 THEY SAT il kit b u •ekaowkdcment •( te- IB UM - Military Blunder In ordinary circumstances, we are dead against tiny unnecessary censorship. The'present circumstances are x extraordinary. The Army announcement thai flyers can soar 5COfl feet higher without oxygen if .only they will inaugurate Jour ounces of gum, candy and chocolate-coated peanuts, can only sow sorrow here at home, if rot indeed bitter strife. Frequent me, the announcement goes on, compounding the original departure from decent discretion, "docs not dull the appetite." Unfortunately, the <;arne cannot, be said lor the young- Thc efficient method of utilizing this niy tion's manpower through a National Service Act will solve our manpower problems and give our enemies finnl assurance of their defeat,—Secretary of War Henry L. Stlinson. » -• \ » Strange ns It may seem, certain publications Issued on British and American territory some- limes seem lo be more prc-occiipicd wllii the subject of difficulties, real or Imaginary, among the leaders of the anti-German coalition than the German press Itself.—Moscow radio. * * '• * Without thfs war we coiild hot'have had the lilgh grade gasoline we have now. Out, of it \yill conic better planes, better automobiles, more efficient transportation generally.—AAP Gen. Henry II. Arnold. • » « Wlmt was Von Hnndstcdt trying to achieve? I don't know. The only guide we have is his order of Ihe day which told his soldiers I hey must go all out on this last big effort.—Field Marshal Sir Bernard L. Montgomery. • • »' The .program begun in November for further increases to meet General Eisenhower's needs, now. in the tooling ami equipping stage, will rench top production some time in August or September.—Maj. Gen. Levin If. Campbell, Army Ordnance chief. .... » • • War is r. terrible and a horrible thing, but ; si nee the time of Christ this world of purs has V ^pepKnipro, tiriici fighting thtm.wc'-dldMri peace. • '—AAP Gen.'''ll. H.'Arnold. • » • . Our troops arc like n tiger who has tasted blood. Our superb men rire raring to go,—Lt.- Gen. ( Walter Kruegcr. Cth Army commander on Luzon. ' * • • The battle ol Luzon—that is, Ihc battle for the Philippines—hits now entered its main stage. The battle in which 300,000 American officers and men are doomed (o die' Is about to begin.— Tokyo radio. » » • Under our present home front progress we are planting the steels of bitter resentment in the armed forces if we continue to permit our civilian forces to contribute lo the war program as each one sees rit.—Nnvy Undersecretary Ralph A. Bard. UNCOVERED DEEP IM THE EARTH IN NEW MEXICO, INDICATE TO SCIENTISTS THAT AN ANCIENT AND NOW EXTINcr RACEOF5/TQV wAs HUNTED BY MAN ON THIS CONTINENT AT IEAST/0,OOO YffAXfA&O, AND PERHAPS ASLON&AGOAS 25,000 YfAKf. ''lN FILLING Our YOUR TAX BLANKS YOU MUSrSHOW THE OUKOM£ 6ETTHE FROM THEIR AFRICAN NAME What bird ,is our only native pheasant? Announcements The Courier News hns been au- horlzed to announce the "following andldacles for the Municipal Elec- lon In April. Municipal Judge f^Ett light club proprietor and vacuum leaner salesman. When he finally a somewhat steady job, tho train proved too much for Louise and she decided to write the boo'/.. Night of : the preview of "Rough- y Speaking." Jack Warner took up ler option, a month in advance. It was also the nighj, of the day Mr. Pierspn lost his- Job. Louise Randall Pierson marches on! There are now more than 100 dude ranches in Wyoming, where they .originated. iStJosepli TB ASPIRIN \ WORLD'S LARGEST SULER Af 10' Office Training Shorthand, Bookkeeping an Typing MRS. L. M.BURNETT 1010 llcarn ..-.., .,.,., Phone 3270 Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS- BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. ' . Phone 2911 ^- : --~-"- r -- —^gg GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPIHG! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy, 61 CEILING PRICES Phone~2291 In Hollywood BY EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA SUiff Correspondent, HOLLYWOOD, Jnn. 17. — BEHIND! THE SCREEN: Producer Snmucl Goliiwyn has launched what limy become a vicious new movie trenc]. We're speaking^f ,th;it trick . ch'ding iiii ("The- PrlncesSj.aiul the Pirate." 'In'which' Biiig: Cfostiy suddenly appears rind grabs ttic'girt away from Hope, who screams: "Where's ray agent!" We arc almost afraid to go to a movie these days for fear of a last- ininutc catastrophe. The idea has unllmUcd possibilities. After seeing '"Die Princess and the Pirrtte," we were sure that the absent husband in "Since You Wenl Away" would turn out to be W.;,C Fields, who would peck In the back door in the final scene and say "Hello, my little chickadees." We were glad that "Away" was filmed before Mr. GoMwyn ffot that brilliant iclen. David O. Selznick mlgh have been tempted. But now we are worried nbou such films ns "Forever Amber, "The Affairs of Susan," "Til Spanish Main" and others. IIOnKIBI.-K THOUGHTS .KING CHARLES 111 "Amber, probably will turn out to be Fred Our Boarding House'with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams Whole sole your worn footwear for Winter anil obtain sturdy wet resisting soles, greatly lengthening (he shoe's life. INDEED.PIKE.YOUR ,WORRIES ARE OVJER? £N\ ARMED UKe TUE BMTLESHlP MISSOURI ~- BUT IF T- HAD VOUR. 30B, GfXGS, \NOULD THAT'S A HORRIBLE SIGHT TO LEAVE AROUMD WHERE PEOPLE CAN SEE rr/ IT LOOKS. LIKE. CRUELTY AM' BRUTALITY.' MO, IT AIM'T.' HE MUSTA TRIED TO ESCAPE LAST WIGHT" AM' YOU KNOW THEM GUYS IS GOT MORE IM THEIR FEET THAM IW THEIR HEADS, ER THEY'D NEVER HAVE MTACKTED US. 1 SOUE'LLOOTHB VJQRR.VIM" FOR. BOTrt OF OS VJEEVCS SALPvRY IS HIS FIRST •DOUBLE TROUSU5* THE ABSENT MIMt e Bartholomew, .who will doff his ,g ami a trick mask in the final el. Joan Fontaine, will go into the nal clinch with George Brent ith her back to the camera in Susan," the camera will sneak round- them and sister Olivia de ttvilla'nd,' ;'not Joan, will be I" '•tilt's; linns. Pirate Paul Henreid and Mail-1 een O'Hnrn will 'start to soil away ito tho sunset In "The Spanish Iain" when Bob Hope suddenly will ppcar, in the pirate costume *ie rore in the Goldwyn picture, take rlaurccn in his arms and anlounce: "Tlie only way I can win the girl s in the wrong picture." We're really worried about it all. • • • Cradle row has something new lo crow nbout. Hollywood's "hottest" singing group. The Town Criers, vernge 19 years of age. They're nil :ro'ihcrs and sisters — Gordon, 21; Elva, 20; Vcrnon, 18, and Lucyann, 17. Polk Is the family name. They started singing together when Lu- cynnn was only four and Iheir fa- :her gave each n nickel to "sina loud." They sang so loud, on n small radio station in their home town, Coeur d'Alcne, Idaho, that vaudeville, night club and dance band engagements followed. They toured for a year with Les Brown and his band and now they're with Kay Kyser. Like most singing groups, they've never taken any singing lessons and do not read music. Their arranger is practically a baby, too—22-year-old Jerry Feldman. Louise Randall Plcrson, who wrote n best selling novel "Roughly Speaking," is loud, garrulous, a trifle slap-happy and probably the I least inhibited person this column has laid star-juandlced eyes on. After batting around for more than [ 50 years, marrying a couple of husbands, raising four kids and going from riches to Poverty to riches to a few bucks In the kick again, Louise decided to do what she wanted to d" "U ' lcr life—write a book. HARVARD TO VALE "ROUGHLY SPEAKING," published a year ago, is the story W her kivocked-out life.' Now she has a writing contract at Warner Bros., where they've completed tl'.o film version of tlie book with Rosalind Russell playing Mrs. P. Husband No. 1 was' a Harvard man, and father of her four children. One d*V nc announced, "I'm going to the Yale Club to live." So far as Loutse knows, he's still there; Husband No. 2 has'been, by turn, a nursery man, hot dog stand owner, parking station Planters Hdw. Go., home of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT DE LAVAL MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS 11. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEWICK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE Phone 515, Blytheville, Ark, PEOPLE E fN A^ A GEORGIA TOWN I\ 1807 \ TT was the middle of me allcr- j noon on the day ot the dinner ' parly before Kitty found any lime : to sit down and rest. In preparing J for such an occasion every nook \ and cranny of the house had to |'be cleaned, or so she thought. I Being distrustful ot the interest > of the house servants in their, al- j lotted tasks she followed them as- j siduously and pointed out dusty j corners and' grimy window-panes. I She was in and out of tlie kitchen : to sea if the cooking w.ere going ! on according to plan. The Negro [ butler had spent an hour or two .; polishing the silverware, then she i had him clean all the lamps and 1 fill them afresh with sperm oil. \ On the dining table she planned I to have candles—pink candles j with shades—in her set ol silver ' candlesticks. '; At last she concluded that ', everything had been attended to '. and she sal down in an armchair ', by one of the parlor windows that j overlooked Centre Street. Wilh a . sigh she renccted that the street, • which had been just a country ' road vihcn Vheir house \vas built in 1790, was now Ihc chief thoroughfare for entering the town from the south. At this season, in the fall, Centre Street was noisy nearly all dny with cotton wagons bringing the season's crop to market. "Ah well!" she thought:' "One must take tilings as they come.". Earle house, or mansion, as it was sometimes called, From its outer edge rose six tall, white columns. They ran to the ton of the house and supported the lofty roof of the portico. Squeezed close to the roof were the second floor windows, so completely overshadowed that the bedrooms he- hind them were in semi-darkness nearly all day. The body of the residence did not measure up to the Greek temple boldness of its /ace. The most spacious place in the house v;as a wide hall which ran from, the front door to the back. The rooms, wiili high ceilings, were small and crowded with furniture. <Sn the ground floor there were four rooms, parlor (or living room), library, dining room and n so-called "smoking room" which h=d a billiard table. The meals were cooked in a kitchen in the yar-1 and brought to the dining room under a covered way. The second floor had six bedrooms, including two rather large ones in the fronl. The beds were wide and massive. Each had lour heavy posts with a canopy and curtains. Only the two larger colored and flaming with Chines||| embroidery. rpHE house stood in a plot oiv'l •*• about two acres. Between and the street was a (lower ga den which, in the summer month; ^\| was full of roses and other flower .j.;. ing plants. A wandered from thjj 20th century would have observet|| with interest, no doubt, that som|| tomatoes were growing amorig th|| flowers. Tomatoes were calle- "love apples" in those days an> were considered poisonous, bu they were raised in flower garden because the red love apples wer; pretty. Children were warne never to eat them or even lo hau die tiieni. Back of the house stood th stables, a barn and some out j houses. To the left was a vcge-i table garden, a grape arbor an a small peach orchard. On.th right, behind tlie kitchen, were th cabins of the Negro house serve ants. These cabins, built of board:j] were whitewashed. Each cabij., consisted of one room, and had f; brick chimney, a door and a wiiy; dow. The slaves who lived ' cabins were not pcrmilted in Ihj-j up window curtains, for the patrcj on making its rounds of slav<: quarters looked flirough the win: do\ys to see what the Negroes wer ( l J. was a medley o' architectural fashions, like the houses of many weft-to-do people in that era. The chief idea f its designer was to make it look imposing, and he had succeeded in accomplishing that purpose, (hough it was lacking in. other ways. Across its front there was a haiidsonia portico winch occupied Jlhc whole .width of thehpusc^ rooms had built-in closets; the small bedrooms were furnished with wardrobes. There was '• no bathroom in the house, arid; of course no running water. 'When anyone wanted to take a bath the - , servants brought in a large cir- doing. Before the front door o. cular wooden tub and filled it each cabin (here was a porch, with buckets of water brought up For from the well. Each bedroom had (there a handsome washstand equipped (two more outdoors. All the house; with a pitcher and a bowl of dec- j work could have been done casil; orntive china. by three people if energy an.| Each ot tho four rooms down- briskness could have been put int' stairs had a fireplace, and fires slaves. But that was impossible 1 of pincwood and hickory were for the servants got no wages a kept going in all of them during all, and they had developed de; For carrying on the housewpri ere were six servant"! besit'^J tho winter months— from Decem- liberation of movement, slownes? bcr first to the middle of March, of action, and stupidity of com-] There were only a few pictures prehension into an art. It shoxilV on the walls and most of those be said, however, in justice t., were pointings of Kitty Earlc's human, nature, that the tcmptatiof; relatives. In place of pictures H* practice that art must be verf, some o£ the walls were covered strong m those who are neve,, • by French tapestries, and here .P a 'a for <"««• work. and there liung_ ^ sttip,- of . sjlk (_ (To Be_Con(iuucd)\