Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 4, 1954 · Page 11
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 11

Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 4, 1954
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v „ v ^. 1 ? ~' s? " •* v / , . t954. HOPE Sf Aft, HOP6, ARKANSAS. CHAPTER' "YOU trying to say.l got sthco- !s?" Evans demanded of Talboy. "No, I'm not ready to ; say that, lut you are asking for It And if .COUld, I'd firfe you frOms your Job it the plant, Evans, You'.re a bad •isk, and now you!re making bad •tsks of the,men under you." Evans got to his feet. ''Oh, , JN" he blustered. 'JWhy, I've lever been kick a day in my life!" Craig rose,' too. "That's not much ;o boast about. It only means you'll r.ake it Harder when sickness comes |;o you." "You're not going to scare me rito using your machines," Doc,'' pvahs assured him, and swaggered nit. That sort of thing bothered !raig. There should be. a way •. . . no, there shouldn't, either, not want to bo forced to do mything against, his own judge- ieht, mistaken or otherwise. Still, an employer should be able discharge a "dangerous" work- mn. He should be made to discharge him—just as he could be ia.de to clean up a fire hazard. Craig debated these things one iaturday afternoon when he had luggested to Shelly that they drive, >ut into the country, take a picnic [uaqh along. He had to go see an 'lady in the nursing home at .llentown—it was a warm spring lay ... "Too warm," she laughed. "Hot as the hinges," he agreed Cheerfully. It was a rarely gay mood for Craig as SheJly knew him, and piey started out in a true picnic spirit. And then/quite soon, he be- :ame absorbed in his worried talk about the plant workers.' So ab- so'&ed that when they passed the JiWeway into the Walsh property, Oraig did not see the girl in the :ar which came slowly, between :he gates. Shelly saw her; and most :ertatnly Eleanor saw Craig and lis companion . . . Shelly resisted an urge to turn ind look back:.-instead, she lifted ifer pretty v chin, and touched ner 'ingers to the smoothness of her Hair which she had drawn tightly jack from her face—a la Myra— efflng it cluster in small, bobbing cutfs at the back of her head. Her dress was yellow, as simple as a schoolgirl's. And what was wrong with her going on a picnic? Though, of course, she kjjew, what was "wrong." Her'own motives were innocent; this evening-she would write Stephen all about it. He'd be gla.d that she and Craig had had a picnic. As for Eleanor > • . . ' • The .nursing home had used to County Poor Farm, arid, Uke most institutions of Its sort, it now was ieasecj to some private person who, for the amount of their state. >ension checks, housed and cared or the lonely old folk. Stephen had; made medjcal care to this place Dne of his charities; Craig had car- •ied on for; him. ' . - "-'j. Craig stopped to visit it now| and when jhe had finished, they; drove on and selected. a • certain field and hflitop clump of trees tor their picnic. Shelly sat xv'lth her back against a tree, Craig lay on the downward slope, his hands clasped under his head. Donald ex- ployed the fascinations of the pasture. : Craig pulled one leg upward so that it bent at the knee and his foot rested flat upon the ground. "1 don't know, Shelly," he said, thinking about the sad old people he Had just left, "we think we are going towards progress. There are all the labor-saving devices to give people more leisure, but what use do we make of that leisure ? We doctors struggle to prolong life— but why? To spend added years at Allentown? When housewives Used to put Granny behind the kitchen stove and Worked around her in a cheerful,-steaming mess of washtub and baking day, weren't both of them happier?" "You worry about too many things," Shelly protested. "And you make them all your worries." He turned toVvard her, propping his. head on his hand and elbow. "Why not?. So many things'keep kicking we in the shins!" "But, Craig, one man can't carry the problems of/the world!" "He can try!" said the dark man grimly. Then he laugned at himself, and whistled Donald back'to them. "Shelly,", said Craig, "why do I always spend my time with you sounding off in my best save-the- world vein?" ' She .looked at him in surprise. "Don't you do it with everyone?" "I do not." • "What do : you talk about to other—people ?.".';'.. A spark in his eye recognized the last minute choice of the final word. "I don't do much talking at all. I let them talk. "But you . ; . ." She waited, her pretty 'lips parted. He 'laughed. "You have a good line," he told her. "It is not a line!" VNot -u\ any deliberate sense," he agreed quickly: "But just the same,' you are a talented listener. Y6u sit there—" • "Don't you dare call me a doll! Not again." "1 wasn't going to. By this time 1 know you are not one." "All right then. Say what you began." • . . He lay back again, and put his forearm across his eyes. "Let's see ~1 said you were a talented listener. : You are! You elt 'quietiy : interested, and listen. Now and .then, you' make a thoughtful comment in a voice as soft;and thrilling as the touch of a woman's fingers against a man's cheek.".- ; Shelly said nothing. • Iconic ; beat in her breast; she wished ' he wouldn't.,. She hoped.he wouldn't • »• ....,••• He. d^d not. After a silence of perhaps five minutes, he began to talkj'agam. quietly, of his difficulties with Bob Evans and the other men jat'the planti He called this evidence of''h>s own failure at the plaint. He was ajbout ready to tell Everett darr' to get another doctor, some specialist in industrial medicine. "1 thought you'd ma'de a study of that," Shelly demurred, very careful to speak in- an offhand tone. "Of the Industrial situation and the laws—yes—but I don't seem able to reach the «ien." "But—" He smiled a little. "My intentions are of the best. But I'm riot getting anywhere. -What we need is a way to force the men to use the safety devices and provisions. Take the plant here. A man who contacts silicosis after refusal to use the aluminum dust which we provide should not be allowed to ask for compensation by law, let alone get it." "But he can?" ; ."Sure. Say that big ox, Evans, picks up a virus next winter—and can't seem to get over his acute bronchitis; he'll demand the works. And get It." "I don't think he should." "There are those who argue in the same way. Not only in the matter of aluminum dust, but in the use of other safety devices— men who won't wear safety goggles, or use other types of respirators." "Why don't they fire the men who won't comply with the rules? Why doesn't E. J. fire Evans? Wouldn't he, at your say-so?" "1 might tell you to ask E. J. that, Shelly." "He wouldn't answer, me., He'd look at me pityingly, and say, 'Run along. .Girls can't understand things of this sort.' " Craig chuckled. "I can't understand 'em, either. All I know is that it is pretty hard tq fire a man under our present laws, regulations and so on." i "You mean, they'd strike if . . ." "That's one weapon, of course. I mean the company is tied hand and foot. The bigger the company, the more ropes. About all they can do is to make the plant as safe as possible, and then try to sell their program to the men." For a time he was silent. Shelly waited. • "That's where my failure lies, Shelly," he said softly. "The company has a better chance of selling its health and safety program if it provides the men with a doctor they trust." A little wind set the meadow grass into deeper waves, rustled the leaves overhead, and lay cool upon Shelly's bare arms and her v throat. "But the 'rrien should trust you, Craig." : ;• " "The only thing that matters is that they don't Some of 'em." "Not that Armes thing again?" "I'm not sure what: their reason's are. Probably something personal to them." "You have something in mind." "Not really. But I suppose I'll find out—if I stick around." "You promised Stephen you would stick around." "I said I'd try. 1 am trying . . ." Their eyes r~et and held. Continued on Page Ten canal barge. Who cares? "I ihrcvv (he studio a curve on thai picture. I had been on suspension for a year and told them I Vvas ready to come back to work trey didn't have a thing ready for me. So they pent me the 'Farmer' script, which was originally planned for Mitzi .Gaynor and Rob - ert Wagnor. The;? thought sure-I'd turn it down. I fooled them. " ."Thank heaven;! had a good picture like 'Millionaire' as my last f.t the studio. Otherwise I would have been dead."' ;i'(fe> ; '••_ . . :•,. •;>-. ', GrabSe Won't TryTooiHard in New Films By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOD Ml—Betty Grable, tha girl with the gorgeous gams, ij^hard to work on her first picture since leaving her lold home lot. But she says she's no: going to knock hersqH out for her career. "Look, I've had it," she says. "I've .had the gravy for a good number of years, arid I've enjoyed it, Now tet" the ydyriger kids work their heads off. Not me. I've got othez 1 things in life to be interested ; other things include her husband, - Harry James, their two daughters and their race horses, including the fleet James Session. "I've enjoyed just looking after them for a change," says Betty. '"I feel like a lousy mother when I have to be away from the kids all day. Now that they're in school, they don't get home until 4 in the afternoon. But I still would like • be 'there when they arrive. jjl'm np| going to knock myself out for rriy career. This is the bat- ern I;'have been following for the last four or fiv eyears. I was on suspension a large part of the time." Right now she's getting a real workout -in "Three for the Show" >at Columbia, She; has several spirited dpnces directed by Jack Cole. On one of the hottest days of the year, 'she was vmder the glaring ts, trying to.lpok cool in a corn- scene 'witji Gower Chanipion. Gorgepusly gowned in, a fire-engine 'red outfit, with' a 'mlnk-Jined coat to ma,tch, she stepped out of the scene to pose ynder some more hot lights for fashion stills. When she was free, I ajkecl how jt felt to'be doing a picture away frpm 2011} Century-Fox fqr the first time in H years, "Once you're inside the stage , l's n,bt much difference," she "The four walls look the same 'no* matter what studio it is." Things,a*e much the same, since le has he$Ssame .veteran "wreck- cre\v"—makeup man, ha|r- jresser and wardrobe girl. In,fact, iqg has been done for her |pmfort." "It's a ^unny thing," she .ISjawfoten '$?«•• i think they: : : would : give me. They surprised me and came through with everything I wanted including CinemaScope. So I had to give in.' pictures at Fox, which were "How to Marry a Millionaire" and "The Farmer Takes a Wife." Concerning the latter she sayh: That was a picture? I t was all about haul She. talked about her last two. ing turnips or something on a the south magnetic pole is directly south of,,Sydney Australia, about 1800 miles from the south pole. Senator Has His Say in Reply to Ike , WASHiNGOfr (INS) Sen. Jo seph R. McCarthy said today he and President Eisenhower 'apparently disagiee only on how w'e should handle those who protect Communists." The senator reacted promptly to the President's news, conference charge that McCarthy, in his row with Army Secretary Robert T Stevens, had shown a "disregard" for "the standards of fait play rcc- ognized by the American .people." The Wisconsin Republican dV claied in a prepared stater/tent that "apparently" he and Mr. Eisenhower "now asffte on the mtes* sity of getting iW 6f CSfmirdfilsfs."' "He added; "W^ apparently ,dlis^ agree only on how we should handle those who protect Communists." But' the senator called his controversy with the administration easily tempest in at eaot" ahd declared that a further verbal ex- chnnge would be "worse than lidiculous." McCarthy handed newsmen a prepared statement in which he declared: "It is Important tb remember that this silly tempest in a teapot- arose because we dared to bring to light the cold, unpleasant facts! fllxnif a fifth Amei*ameftl' Cfcmmtt- wist army officer who."W*4 pro£ moted, given <spe<*i«*' Immunity Iron* duty outside; , .the - United Spates, and flnalfe liVerf ah .honor; abfe. dlscnSrgfe with Urtsjfull 1tA6wl* fe8fe ot nil eofteetned ihfcf he* was &' member 6f ITffe ComfH&htst party. "It noSv appears .that .lor sofne reason he was a sdct-ed cow of «r- tain army Brass. .' ' ' 1' "A continue* Texchsngfe of stgte- ments about our exposure ot this fifth Amendment Corhmuflfst arm'* officer Is warse 1 than ridiculous. "I stated last night tha{ l'wfl| take no "fufther part' fft' this fWmt less wase of tjme. 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