The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 3, 1946 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 3, 1946
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUJUKK NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL :-,, 11)10 TBF» BLYTHgVnJLE COUBIEB NEWS BAlitrKL ». HOMUBL Boi* IfettoMl AdrcrtMnc . WcllMt Wltmer Oo, M«* Tort. OhfeBCOb Detroit, Atlanta. Memphte ____ PUbJfelMd Bmy Aftttno **<x*i4 dan BMtUr tt Uw pott- «i BlTtbeiilX ArtaatM, attar M* of Ooo- cnct, October ». M17. "" Served by tin Dnltad Torn atJBSCBTPTION BATHS By curler la the cltj ol BlyttwTlJl* or anj wburbkn town whet* carrier Mrrte* it nuin- uloed. 30c per week, or He per Booth. . By mail, within a radio* at 40 mlfet, *UM per jwu-, »2-00 {or dz month*, 11.00 tot three mootht; Or mall outside » mll» »ooe, tl&OO per rear ri»r»bie In advance. Mr. Reuther's Victory 1 The apprehension felt by many toward the communist influence in American labor unions is no ordinary !'Red scare." Communists control the policies of several unions, if they do not Actually head them. Their gorup in organized labor- is relatively small, but it is composed of persons whose formidable energy has brought them to positions-of considerable prominence. ' Tr TKpi r stark took a shart drop, how- HTWalter P. Reuther managed through to win the presi- Sencv of the United Automobile Work- •f ' «1'S.! « Mr. Reuther is described as a right- wing socialist. Personally, lie seems to jjtarjd considerably to the left of his ippftnent in the election, R. J. Thomas. %utj though he has lived and worked in ~ ispia—or perhaps because he has— Reuther is a bitter foe of the communists. 'i Ii: his bid for re-election, Mr. ^Thomas was supported by the UAW's "—"-'•' wing as well as by the commun- ing of communists within the UAW will be watched with interest outside as well as inside the field of orgnniy.ctl labor. So, too, will his strategy of labor relations, now that he is top man in the CIO's biggest union. The new UAW president recently led the General Motors workers through the longest, costliest strike in American history. It was an unhappily protracted affair that reflected small credit to the bargainers on either side. Yet the result of the UAW election indicates that the auto workers were .satisfied with Mr. Reuther's strategy and lac- tics. One stratagem Was Mr. Rcuthcr'H great stress on the company's "ability to pay," and his loud demands that General Motors "open up the books." Later Mr. Reuther admitted that this was just "a maneuver to win public support and get the copajiy over a barrel." Now, since ItLs election, he has said again that "ability ti pay is a determining factor in collective bargaining- and always will be a. factor." of the far-re aching power ol' Mr. Reuther's union, ihe public may be forgiven for the hope that contradictions if cynicism and sincerity will mark his leadership of the 600,000 workers whose economic destinies he will so largely control. Don't Strain That Safety Belt Too Much, Sir! istsj He seems to have appreciated the iommunists' support without embrnc- 3njr• their.,, while they apparently "•appreciated his acquiescence. The dubi- tjus unity resulting from this'association %as visibly disintegrating • for some jtime before the UA\V convention. £ Now the communists .have suffered jjlefcat in one of the country's largest '•jnrt most powerful unions. They have ^suffered defeat by the supporters of a ^dynamic young veteran- of the inclus- gtriijl wars who did not fear to carry • jhe' fight to them frankly and openly. J Mr. Reuther has promised a truly Minified union and an end to the fac- rtioilal strife which tore the UAW from flop, to bottcm. That may not be an 'Jeasy promise ' to keep. But if Mr. ijReuther Succeeds in keeping it he will JJiaxje dealt the communists in his organization a hard blow. For unity is jjiot; to their liking, unless it is a unity -that they themselves can impose with «m liron/hanri. Nor do they thrive in an ^atmosphere of calmness or of anything Jresfembling acceptance of the status You Can't Eat Idealism Now comes the not surprising word, from the New York Herald Tribune's • Buenos Aires bureau, that Rritain refused to join the United States iii denouncing the I'cron regime's Axis connections because Britain gets a good part of her scui\t supply of meat from Argentina. Foreign Secretary Revin is said to have told Secretary Byrnes that, Britain would join in issuing the White Paper if, in exchange, America would guiu-iintcc Britain's meat supply. That is stripping the confusion of politics and economics clown to the bare an ancient framework which still exists for all our hopes and efforts to bring a new decency and idealism to wirld governments. It still seems that one's own freedom from want is more important than one's neighbor's freedom from tyranny. People don't bite the hand that feeds them, however unclean that hand may be. *fiN HOLLYWOOD; BY KKSKINK JOHNSON NKA Stuff C'orresirondenl HOLLYWOOD, April 3. (NBA) — Hollywood never lets Waller SIczilk look like Walter Sleznk. Well, almost never. He was prel- ly much himself as the villain who menaced Dick Powell In "Cornered." But usually Walter is the make- man's delight — an actor- who never looks the same. Today we found him in a makeup chair al the RKO studio, with his .sideburns shaved off. a bald plastic skull cap covering his hair, and plugs in his nose, making it twice its normal size. too. Very frightening, The studio was quite considerate, Walter said. "There are holes in the nose plugs so 1 can breathe. This time Waller is a Mongolian pirate who tries to poison DOUB Fairbanks. Jr., in the tcchnicolm film, "Sinbart the Sailor." The studio wanted Walter to shave off his own hair (or the part Walter thought that 10 weeks' salary would be suitable compensation for such a request. Said lie: "An actor's face is liib trademark. From now on I'm go ing to do only one costume pictun a year. People will have to j;e used to my face as it is. From now on it's Bolng to be naked." BIKTII OF A MELODY Everyone knows composer Ferde Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite." Especially one of il.s mosl popular limes, "On the Trail," still used as the theme song of ii big radio show. But we'll bet a pound of butter you didn't know that a baby carriage nml a group of pile-drivers figured prominently in its writing. Ferde. a chubby little fellow with short stocky lingers, made the confession to us himself. he said, the actual rhythm was Ixn-n vlicn he cauyht Ihe tempo of a jroup of pile-drivers hammering uvay outside the window of his rJew York holel. The "donkey" arrangement was lot brought lo n rhythmic climax .mtil one duy when Ferilc dc- .cclcd Ihe Irregular tempo of the jaby carriage in which he was :'ocking his small son to sleep. Ferric KI\\C us u new version ot How a famous composer gets his start. He gained al! his preliminary experience pounding (he piano in a nlckd-n-cluncc ballroom of the Horseshoe Pier ill Ocean Park, Calif. UKFIICS SUCCKSS I'ATTKUX "I've clone everything contrary to the accepted pattern for success," lie chuckles. "I'm the rouelmec-k of my family. I like lo bum around." Although famous for his suites, Ferde is perhaps better known as the "father of instrumentation." He was Paul Whiteman's arranger for many years. He still gels royalties for his orchestration of "Hhapsody in Blue." And lie once did what everyone said was impossible—he arranged "Itliap- sody" lor a brass band without a piano. Ferdc's powers of concentration are famous. One time while he was giving a party, a studio telephoned to sny that there was an immediate deadline on a motion picture score. So Orofe sat in the middle of the mad confusion and completed the music. * t WASHINGTON COLUMN Who Pays The Doctor Bills? SO THEY SAY . ,'Mr. Reuther's expected' houseclean- Tlic long-run sound way to fiyhL iiiflnttou is lo produce more jjoods in the Unltett states mid to i>rotluce n^oi'c goods throughout the world.— Wlllinin L. Clayton, Assistnnl Seci-etni-j' of Stntc for Economic Aftnirs. * * * The long-ntn sound W ny to fight inflation is to slop deficit. litmnclng.—sen. C. Douglas Buck (E) of Delaware. * + * Americii's influence is weak because we arc not really Interested In making the United Nations work.—Dr. Harold Dodris, president Princeton u. |>y Hazel Heidergott Dislribulcct by NEA SKKVKK, INC. f; XXIII J^NN; in sweater and slacks, was ,, basking in Ihe sunroom, revel- "Darling, I had no idea it would disturb you. Sort of silly of me, too, f suppose—if you can't even write with me in the room. And ing in the gleams ol sunshine, j haven't paid any attention to Outside, everything was fresh and grjen,'' new-washed by a belated spring shower. It had been just a sip all shower, too brief and light t» do any damage lo the new wing ' oi'jlje house, now well under 'Ann had set to work planning way. what you're doing. Is it n new novel, Colin? May I read it?" "It's a new novel— -a rather brief one, I think. I don't wnnl you to read it—not yet, anyway. But I thought I'd go up to my shack in the mountains and really work on it. That is, ol course, if an,, addition right alter J^dTand y° u donlt mind." Nina's overnight visit She saw I "How long would you be gone? 1 then-; that-the house really was "A couple of months perhaps too -small..- Now she pored over No longer. You could get Susie U h« papers, .oblivious to the sound come slay with you—1 wouldn' of 'hammering. want you to bc alono _,. Coim' dal i' ng '" shc mu "riured to "All right," Ann said. sicfe her^lnd'sat r dbwn I Sne smited brightly. "Of course Absently, she-groped for his noL 1 ' 11 havc a Iov "ly tin) c- rl hand ^ind g»ve-it a brief aflec- sct my hair in P ins and covcr m i tiona^ej squeeze "Look aneel facc wilh tissuc cream every don't,you think—?!. "" 'Inight." f'Ann," <3olin said, a curious "Which you've been simpl , urgency in his voice: I yearning to do all along?" i She fodlAd up, "then;.and saw his "Could hardly stand il," sh facc, grave and a little worried, confirmed. "What'is;rt, honey?-Don't tell me "I love you, Ann," Colin sai • thcy've' ! -'s4ippcd a dividend and softly. ! we..have .to .stop work on the She wrinkled up her nose a l ho " se! " „ J L him. "Angel!" she said, and leanc 'He smiled then, and hugged her forward to kiss him j brFefliy..;j'My darling wile and! • • >. ha«*rnglc-traek mind! No—money ANN finished her weekly budg , ^ ii£ Jra ? t . ot "V wor »es." •"• of news to Colin, and signc | i "&M is it, then?" it "Your Ann." Then she added [ ,| He seenwd.,to find it a little a postscript. "It's incredible how j SS"^t fcr.«ontjnue, and hesitated, much I miss my husband." And WWuld JN,inind awfully il I thai, she reflecled was literally **?'"*??/"»^ hile? .'L K 116 - P(:rna P s 'his had been a "Hullo, lady!" she called, low are you and all the chil- cn?" "Good mornin', Ann dearie," rs. Christmas Enid. "You're okin' mighty bloomin' this lornin'. What do you hear from at husband of yours?" "Nothing until tomorrow—he ocsn't write me very much these ays. Can'l spare Hie lime Irom is darling Julie." Ann-said, grinilmg, "Don't tell smart move on Colin's part in > me-J have a rivall" more ways than one. She 'ad- ---- -- —._ ...» u H >twr\ iw viit: 1*1111 .of all thu tumult, station. She'd get a letter fn,^ curiously important Colin tomorrow or the next dav it ***••* _ n _«t.f_« VT.,^ I A_ ».Vm « j 11 »F ""j • As she passed the Homo, she , , . . , ,. cau Bht a glimpse of Mrs. Christ- d cvo»ci«nc«-»tricken, [mas vi the side garden, so turned Mrs. Christmas looked slnrtlcd. Whnl's thai you say?" "Don't be alarmed—Jultc isn't csh nnd blocxl. She's the heroine f his new story," Aim explained. "Are you going down to get the nail?" "Yes. And see the doctor," she dded. "You ain't sick nre you?" "Of course not. I'm swell. As i mailer of ifici" she addcci, in a udden burst of confidence, "I'm >relty sure I'm going to have a >nby. and I want to Gnd out cfmilely." "WellL" said Mrs. Christmas. Does Mr. Colin know?" Ann shook her head. "And you needn't think I'm going to tell "nni. and have him come rush- ng bnt-k here and maybe ruin his perfectly good book." The old lady nodded her head slowly. "After all, it ain't much to do with him now," she murmured. "Thai's the way I felt about it —you're a lady after my own heart. Susie was all for getting him right back here," "Susie?" Mrs. Christmas said really startled this lime. Ann nodded. "She's living with me now, you know." Which, she .iTought as shc made. it, was a slightly absurd remark. Who d know that better than the matron of the Home? "You mean you told Susie?" v "Why not? Susie's nearly 18, and we can scarcely expect her still lo believe that babies are found under gooseberry bushes. I havc to go now. I have an appointment—which doesn't mean a thing, of course, but I like to make a gesture of keeping it any- 1JY I'ETKK ED.SON NKA Washington Corrcslionilcnt WASHINGTON, April ;i. <NEA> — A month or more of public hearings nnd clamor over the new National Health Hill begins this week before Ihe Senate Committee on Education and Labor, under somewhat altered and unusual conditions. The proposed legislation (o he considered i:; the Wakner-Murray- Hcnllh Bill, which has boon kicking around Congress in various forms since 1939, without gelling anywhere. President "Kboscvelt gave the idea off-handed support without ever endorsing it. But last November Harry Truman went all- out with n special message to Congress calling for a brand-new, gor-and-beUev hnaltli program. ThLs Is It. "Briefly, the bill calls for a un. lion-wide system of prepaid hcalt,t service for all employed persons 'and their families. Medical care would lie paid for by payroll deductions, ns arc the present socla security taxes. Farmers ami othc self-employ ed businessmen wutild make their payments in the form of special Income tax returns. The tax proposed is 3 per cent of earnings on annual income uj> to a total of $3600, or a maximum of $108 a your. For that the family would pet almost complete medical care. Including doctors' attention, medicines, and hospllalizalinn. IOT as long as GO days n year. Heretofore, cpposiliori to anything nti everything of this kind has omp principally from Ihr Amor- can Medical Association. A. M. A. j nils it. "socialized medicine." and i ias made it serin n worse disw r linn leprosy. Bui in ppite ol A. M. i. object inns, there have- sprunr: ;p n larcc number of voluntary j roup health as5oci;Uions. of which f Blue Cross is probably (he bicnosr. ' Vhat's motr. nearly nU M t\irm IT successful. Ovor 3,000.000 p?nn1o i low subscribe 1 to such cmmi hralih I •Inns, and another 5.000.000 curry ictilth ii:suranr(* \tolirirs. \. M- A. t'UANr.KS ITS TUXK With this ernwth of the croxui ifallli principle Marine it in Ihf ace. A. M. A. P arlv this vmr hcnan | o clinufzc its tune. Tn T-VHrnnry it • iron phi out a plan of i 1 s own f'«i" ] a roimtry-wirlr system of vnluntnrv | *voup liea\1U ul;*i\s lo bt> oi;ov;^tv;l ' in n non-nrofit. basis hv loral mcd- j .enI associations. A srpnratr nrc^n- ; i?;atioii known as AssociaicM Mcd i - : cal Care Plans, inc., has brni sci '• ,ip to nronidlo tlv srhrmr. i So \\heu spokesmen for Um A M j A. rottio to Wii^hinTton In trsfifv \ on the Wacncr-Murrav-LlmnPll Bill, j Ihev may br e\ per led tn Minrnv'. their own voluntary henlih nl:ni ; n opposition to any roininilsorv , >ociali7.od mctUcino pvopos^l ivv.v ! bcinc c«nsirfnred by Con cress. Straneolv enoueh. spnkpsmrn fnr , many or (ho voluntary pro»p hrnlfh ! plans now oprratine success hill v on an intlepenrtmt ba-^is wiM not : approve the A. M. A. Idea. The r» j perienre of theso oreanL7«ilimi5 hr»~ i been Hint thr people who pnrnll | [or service nro those who h;ivp \\}r- \ most illnpss nnd need 1h" mns? medical care. Hpalthv people ?t;ty o\it and take their changes. That makes the cost of participation in n volunlarv health crom much liicher than il sennit! be. In Ihr interest of reducing th"se cn<-'s. the irroup healtli neoolo snv thr mirations should rn-ovide hrnnd- xtendcd to the point where all ctcrnns could get medical care or disabilities not contracled while mililaL'y service, and full cover- .ge for is well. then' wives and families Thiii would be real state medicine, free lo the vet but paid for by the taxpayers. Naturally, there is pleu- ly of opposition to that. But even for service-connected disabilities, the Veterans' Administration is in danger of bogging down, so great is the need and the burden. The Veterans' Admiiiistrn- iion has already made arrangements whereby private hospitals care for some servicemen who can't be accommodated in government hospitals. 'G.B.S. Now I'iU'liinii' DECATUR, 111. (UP)—The Deca- lur Commies, members of the Three Kyc pvufessioiv.U baseball league, have .signed a lanky youiiE< ..., , n . , pitcher named George Bernard Although the inspiration came to shau- him right at the Grand Canyon, 1 Swimming Star SIDE GLANCES by Galbratrii HOKIZONTAl. 58 Posture 1,5 Piclurcd 59 Essential champion 100-yard swimmer 9 He swam for 13 Trigonometric function 14 Assert being CO Lampreys 61 Insects VERTICAL IHclp 2 Cross-rib (arch.) 3 Poker stake 12 Natural fats 38 Stop 17 Lane 33 Verb forms 15 Heroic poetry 4 Compass point 18 Russian ruler 45 Lairs 16 Placed 17 Solar body 5 Drop 6 Elliptical !9 October (ab.) l"??^ 2 » ^ 24 Begin 26 Implements 11 Cicada 20 Anger »£ t , racl1ed 21 Permits 9 Biblical 22 Owing pronoun 23 Symbol for tin 10 Footless 24 Street (ab.) '' " : ""''" 25 Near 27 Senior (ab.) 28 Denture 30 Puts to flight 32 Sun god • 33.Bone : 34 Asterisks - 37 Sheep's cry i 40 Either 41 Tantalum (symbol) 42 We 43 Anent 44 Boy 4G Confuse (Scot.) 5t Vase 52 One-spoV 53 He is now an 31 Employ 34 Comfort 35 Tracks 36 Identical 37 Cauterize 47 One time , : 'i 48 Island 49 Clock face 50 Urges _,, 51 Atop ""1 56 Tellurium Ii (symbol) j) 58 Parent 54 Footlike part 55 Penny 57 Clog 54 j 5S 15'' 5M~ ")ur Boarding House with Mai, Hoople "She rlur.yrs f>(l conls nn hour for slnyinj; wilh Junior, nml \\hon she w;is ;i b;ihy I s:il wilh her for notliin.u--- •i- t^cl home I'm goiiui ID seiul her mollicr a !)i)l!" THIS CURIOUS WORU> BAU.' PEOPLE AtU£>T VEftRN FOR. HO(V\E& AMD U/vl-HUM.' MI&TA.H MM OR FO S SOMEr ELBovi ME)CT POLftR. N&\J6R.v01LL JOYFUL AS A, PUSSONl Reo INl BOF& EVES/ WITH CROSftDER.'S BLOOD \M\ELTJlM& A RU&- CAU&1A.T TIPTOE! SSJ3 »S way." She waved gaily as shc left. « service (To 8* !ConUfltt«a).. _.jfi afiiinllou cr covcrnec. oven if coitiinil^ov;.- j membership is necessary to .securr II. Another new rector in this situa- | tiou is tlie einrrne.lio.f of n tienion- : dons vetei'ans' health problem The ( government no-.v Rives thr IS,000.01)0 j vcls romplctc modien) care tm nil illness or injury sustained while in service. There Is ut nrrsMil suine ', lo hnvc this cmvr,i;',i' I LIFt SfAN.ISTH.'i WHEN YOU HAVE A 6000 COLO ITS REALLY BAD,"5j^f BETTY SCHINDLER, ' Out Our Way ByJ. R. Williams NE\T: \\1icrt OO--P1ZZV. BOTTOM SO MUCH M-VRCOWER THAM TH' TOP-- VSJOOLD YOU CALL THAT ? OPTICAL ILLUS IT'S WHAT THEV CALL PERSPECTIVE IM GOOD OLD EMCAJSH:

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