The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1946 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 6, 1946
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BLYTHEVlLLE (ARK.) COUIUER NEWS BLTTOEVTLLE OOUBIEB Tint ootntiEB mm CQ H.W.HADW8, NEWS MMtoud Mt, AUuU Oo, Mew Tot*. D*- PHblbtoed Ererj Afton clui butur M ttw port- «t BlythevUie. Ark&CMi, under act of Ooo- October 9, 1817. ' Served by Uw United BUBSCRTPTION RATB x By curler ln,tb» dty ot BlythnUta or •uburtan town "whero carrier Mnrie* y Mined, 20o per week, or Ue per mootb. By mail, within a'ndlui of 40 mile*, *4«t pv ye*r. $2.00 {or tix months, $1.00 for three month*; by mall ouUld* W mile aoce, 110-00 per jttr •M7*ble in One Year After Roosevelt One year after his death, Franklin D. Roosevelt: remains one of the most comiriiiiicliMjr and controversial figures of the twentieth century. Tim immediate impact of his personality and ideas is gone, and with it much of the bitter partisan animosity it engendered. Already his goals and accomplishments are beginning to be seen in a saner perspective. Hut that does not mean that temperate appraisals have replaced adulation and abuse. Franklin D. Roosevelt still dominates and divides the Democratic Party, and probably will as long as the party remains in power. His aims arc officially - the aims of his successor, and it seems safe to say that Mr. Truman has found this commitment a source both of strength and of embarrassment. The minds and temperaments of + Roosevelt and Truman are vastly different. Thus the President, while subscribing (o the Roosevelt philosophy, cannot put it into action with the Roosevelt technique. Mr. .Truman, in his way, is as strongly individualistic as his predecessor was. Hecnitsc of this he finds hisclf accused of leftism by , ; some of his conservative fellow Democrats, and accused by one outspoken labor leader of being "weak and spineless." How different this last eventful year's history might have been iwith Mr. Roosevelt in the White House cannot be calculated. Some domestic cries were inevitable, others might have been avoided, and still others might •-;' have been created by popular feeling for or against the President himself. Mr. Roosevelt, who was capable of changing tactics as well as long-range • . ; planning, certainly would have shown an outwanfr reaction to these cries , quite different from Mr. Truman's handling of the same situations. But whether the final story would have been greatly altered is not certain. A possible influence on international affairs and the beginnings of the United Nations. If is clear today that his international prestige is viudimin- ished. His leading part in the concep- tion and foundation of the world organization is everywhere recognized. Hut whether ^his^wnd would have been strong enough to steer the UNO away from perils set up in part by compromises which he himself was party to is something, of course, which we never can know. Time and distance alone can give use the true picture of Franklin D. Roosevelt against the background of tlie world in which he lived. But two things seem capable of safe pred'iclion: He will be remembered best ns a war President, astute diplomat and world leader, rather than as the author of domestic reforms on which he set so high a store; and he will be remembered long. Historians will surely find, as Mr. Roosevelt's contemporaries did, thnt it is im,)os.sil>le to ignore so vivid and forceful a personality. SATURDAY, APRIL G, 1946 Stuck Either Way The American Car and Foundry Co. of St. Louis found itself with a strike on its hands when an employe refused to join the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen (AFL), which represents the workers in this open shop. The company, in an effort to end the strike, asked the man to join, and fired him when he wouldn't. Then the National Labor Relations Hoard took over. The board ordered the company to cease encouraging its men to join the BRC or any other union. It ordered the company to reinstate this employe with full seniority and to reimburse him for any financial loss incurred. Technically, the NLR1! seems to have been right. It is probably as much a case of interference for a company to urge a man to join a union, even one not company-dominated, as it is to threaten him with discharge unless he stays out. But what was the NLRB's motive—to protect the individual's choice of action, to protect the union from "domination," or to ixnmlize the company for strike-setting tactics which must have been agreeable to both management and union? Obviously the individual's right to choose wasn't the prime consideration, since that choice is denied in the NLRB-sanctioncd closed shop. And as for domination, it would rather seem to an outsider that the NLRB might itself be trying to coerce the company and interfere in labor-management relations by its action. For if the company is to avoid .similar and further penalties, the only solution is a closed shop in which the worker has no choice but to join the union. In other words, it is all right for the union to force union membership on a man under threat of company dismissal. But the company can't, do the same thing. And • the American Car iind Foundry Co. meanwhile is in the unenviable position of being damned by the government it" it does, and damned if it doesn't. Jo^incl nli'.t lj> M5A SKHVtr.r.. INC. XXVI 'fyi dear, Ann thought. Now ' she'd done it, after having been so careful for FO long. She felt a quick twinge of anger at !Jock for disturbing her mental ^picture of herself. No one ever made a pas^--verbal or physical— ;at Connie. And not because Connie wasn't attractive, either. But Connie was so definitely Davey's. Connie and Davcy and Betsey— .they w r ore a definite entity. Perhaps it was Betsey that made the difference. Ann deckled that her child would put her in the same sacrosanct class as Connie's. And, abruptly, she decided to tell Jock -—though it gave her an uneasy feeling that it was a bit rough on Colin that Jock should know of his child before he did. "I'm going to have a baby, Jock," Ann said quickly. Jock jumped at the slatement, corru'ng without preamble out of a long silence, but quickly regained his composure. "How nice," he . said politely. "That is, I'm assuming you want one." "Naturally," Ann said drily. ' Jock thrust a cigaret into his mouth, and snapped his lighter. It didn't work, which must have been annoying, Ann thought— poor Jock, trying to be nonchalant. She handed him the paper of matches she was carrying. He lit his cigaret, and put the matches in his pocket. ; "That sort of disestablishes any claim I might have had on you, doesn't it, Ann?" he said slowly. "1 don't think you have' had mny claim—at least, not for a long ; tirhe," she answered gently. "Don't rub it in," Jock retorted iharply. There was a little silence, before he added grudgingly, "Sorry, I'm not at my best. P*rha'ps I'd better leave." "I'll walk back to the house with you, and give you tea before you start back," Ann volunteered. ..."You don't~ have a gocd stitt around, do you?" "I might even manage that," Ann said. She made tea, but Jock ignored t and drank three large highballs n quick succession. Then he got ip. "Well—good luck to you, kid! may not like this life you're naking for yourself, but I've got o admire your nerve." ' Ann ignored that. "Say hello o Nina for me." she murmured. "Do you think I'm nuts?" Jock Tsked rudely. 3Ie added, "Congratulate Colin for me." Ann repeated his retort, but not aloud. "Goodby, Jock." she said. "You know." lie said slowly, "I think it is." Without another word he left. Ann was still sitting beside the lea table when Susie came home from school. • * « TT was some days later and to Ann's annoyance it had started to rain a little as she approached the house on her return from the post ofl'icc. She dumpec the mail on Colin's desk in the library, and tossed a couple of aldei logs on the fire, before going to remove her coat and' hot. She looked around the living room decided, with unhousewifely haste that on such a dark day it was sheer waste of time to dust, then went lo her room to exchange her tweed suit and sturdy walking shoes for a knit rose chenill, house coat and slippers. She surveyed herself approvingly in thi mirror. The coat had shor "push-up" sleeves, a slim waist and a long, flowing skirl. Toe long, she observed ruefully, as sh stumblecl over it taking her firs step. She curled up in a chair i front of the fire, and lit o cigare before glancing through the mai Lord Peter Wimsey came an nudged at her knee with hi muzzle. She palled him absenllj "Good ol' Peler—are you a b bored with the boss away too? He yawned in her face, and An laughed md followed his exam It's a Little Puzzling for All of Us */IN HOLLYWOOD 7 ^WASHINGTON COLUMN Corn Or The Juice le. "Don't you wish something xdling would happen. Pcter- Vhifftes?" she said, reflecting that ic really ought to iiuikc up her iind whul she was going to call 'm, and stick to it. Suddenly she heard a scream, oolsteps on tlic basement stairs, ml the kitchen door burst open, "elga, (lushed and frightened, amc running in. "Oh, Mis' Drake, my husband—he's goin' or me with a knife—-" "Nonsense, Helga," Ann said, citing to her feet. "Slay there, cler—" She took Hclga's arm iicl guided her out to the kitchen. Really, 1 lelga," she admonished iei\ a little impatiently, "you've >ceri seeing too many movies, 'cople don't do such things, eally—" Mis' Drake, you dont know ny Pete—" Hclga expostulated. Where is he, Helga?" The •utchen was cmply, the basement door open as Helga had led il in icr flight. "He's out back—I don't think. i«'d come in here—oh, Mis' Drake, be careful—" Ann opened the door that led 1 o the back porch, and encountered Pete Carpello. small and swarthy, an insignificant person o frighten big blond Helga. What is this nonsense, Pete?" Ann demanded sternly. His eyes, clouded with liquor, ivoidcd hers. "S-s-so!" he hissed it Helga, and advanced threateningly. Ann backed up—not because she was frigntened, but because she didn't want him to touch her, as he might in passing through the door. Helga cowered behind Ann, who felt curiously unconvinced by the. whole scene. It was very bad melodrama, and surely a director would shout 'cut" before it went any further. And then suddenly everything happened at once. A knife was clutched in Pete's hand, and his face was contorted with fury. Ann stepped forward and opened her mouth to protest, and a rough hand knocked her out ot the way. Sho staggered back, tripped over the skirt of her house coat, and as she fell,' she remembered, sickeningly, that the basement floor was cement <T» Be C«tta««I) I'.Y PETER KDSON NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. April G. tr^EAl — One of the more involved conflicts in Congress is the effort to" sto|> the use if yruin by distillers and brewers (luring the present period ' of food shortages throughout the world. The charire Hint this is a ilis- Biiisecl prohibition movement ^doesn't check, ^ Th e resolution to ban the iujye of grains for mnnufnctiirc of • liquors was introduced by Democratic], boii- tressinun Jerry Voorhis of California. Voorhis doesn't object lo having It snid that he takes a i drink no\v and then, though he -really oesn'i care for the stuff, what he's •ying to do. he says, is primarily get more grain for human con- unption and secondarily to get lore Rrnin for his chicken and airy farmers. In the Senate, as Identical re- olution lias been introduced by cpubliean George D. Aiken of Ver- lont. who snys thai, though he in't a drinking nilill himself, he ninks prohibition would be unwise. At its closing session in Atlan- ic City, the UNRRA Council passel a resolution recommending thai II countries curtail drastically the isc of grain for beverages and ou-fooci products. British Food Minister Noel linker announced hat the United Kingdom had al- c-arty completely stopped the mak- ng of Scotch whisky. The emer- ;ency is that serious. In the United States, brewers ind distillers were cut back nil Inout'h the war. and they are still operating under Department of' AR- Icullure orders which limit, their iroduction. HKKWKRS USK 4.000,000 WJSHEl.S A MONTH Brewers may now use only 70 )i°r cent of the amouiu of f>rain ihcy used last year, and they may have on hand only 1C per tent of the grain they used in 1945. In other words, a two-monih inven- ory Ls the limit. Currently, brewers ire using about •1.000,000 bushels o! Rrntii a month. Distillers are hit harder. For the next three months they huve been ordered to operate at only five days' mashing capacity per month. Distillers are allowed certain latitudes. If a manufacturer lias six stills, he may shut down five and operate the sixth continuously. 30 days a month. The big catch here is ih ;lt distilling capacity was greatly increased during the war years to make industrial alcohol. In January. 1941. JC.COO.OOfl gallons of spirits were distilled, and G.OOfl.OOD gallons were withdrawn from warehmi-es for sale. In January. "ifMii. opera! iiiR at a rate of only one-third, or 10 days' mashing capacitv per month. the industry distilled gallons of spirits, and withdrew 10000.000 gallons for sale. Present restrictions will cut this production in half, but even so. it will consume 2,250.000 bushels of Brain per month. NO WHEAT 'MAY UK USK1) ix KKVi:it.u;i:s Grains that may be used by distillers and brewers are limited. No wheat or wheat products may be employed for bovrrape nuking Only number four jtr;ide or poorer 250,000.000 was the 1945 total—it represents' only 5 per cent of t"ne total U. S. grain crop of 5,000,000,000 bushels. And. in their own defense, brewers nnd distillers saj that the dry grain left, after the mush has been made and the bee drawn off is a livestock food just as nutritious, pound for pound, at Is the original grain. Business Opportunity! flue (o the fact that we have no one to manage our Appliance Store we offer to sel! : (lie business and lease the building—or will sell an interest in it to person that is capable of managing and operating it. TOM LITTLE REALTY CO. Phone 861 quality corn may be used. Oats and barley may be employed tip to quota iTslrictions. bm. only fi per cent of the grain used may be rye. Some low-grade rice grits ale being use<i by brewers. No israin at all may be employed for making industrial alcohol. UNRRA has asked for $150,000.000 bushels of grain to avert famine. While the total amount of grain; used by u. S. brewers and distillers measures large In bushels— FOR SALE! 1G Gal. Corrugated Steel CulverlR in 16" Lengths with Connecting Bands. They're Lighter than Concrete, . Easier Install and Wii! Last a Lifetime. to CALL OR WRITE— LEE WILSON & CO. Phone 18 Wilson, Ark. Refrigeration Service! Phone 415 We have an Expert Service Man to take care of your Refrigeration and Washing Machine Service; also Electric Motor Service. We also carry a complete stock of New Parts for ail makes of Equipment. Work Guaranteed. Reasonable Prices. Tom Little Appliance Co. 105 West Main St, Blytheville, Ark. Radio Service "Pfe" Aojti Refrigerator Service Fred Ijiwler Washer, Ironor and Gas Engine Service Fhlllp Frel Vacuum Cleaners. Fans. Irons and Small Appliances Ke- palred. Adams Appliance Co., Inc. J. W. Adam, M(r. Successors to Hardovray Appliance Co., Inc. Phone 2071 206-08 West M«in By DUSK INK JOHNSON NKA Stuff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, April G. (NEA1 — Hollywood's veteran showman, Si<l Grauinan, lelts it on himself. When he cjiwnetl his first theater Ix>s Angeles. Gruuinan's Million ollar. he was just a kid, with his HUT overseeing things behind ths encs. With Papa's approval, Sid oked up a super-colossal opening | low—a movie, un orchestra in the] t. a stage show, a couple of shorts, id the ]>crsonal appearance 01 illy Arhuckle. Everything went fine except iat Arbuckle failed to show u;). ead towed, Sid went out on the age and apolopetically explained •buckle's absence. Then a voice Domed down from the balcony: "That's nil riijiu. Sid. you've ven us enough already." There was a moment's silenc?, id then the audience whistled, ap- liuuled, and cheered. Sid bowed off haony man. i.ater, backstage, he enthusiastI- illy told his father what had huu- eneci. "f know," grunted Papa Grau- i:m, unimpressed, "f was the fellow ho yelled at you from up in the ulcony! " •R1TICAI, THIEF Victor Jloi'ue sent his wife n irthday present of some nylons nd an advance pressing of his firsi. ecord album, when the package rrlved. the nylons were gone, but lie album was intact. "The dirty thief." Borge told his vife. "didn't like my records well nough to steal them." For some time now. producers nd directors out at M-G-M have >een congratulating Selena Royle n a great scene she did with V-in olmscjii. as his mother, in the pic- ure. "No Leave, No Love." Maybe you remember it—V had l«eu overseas for two yea nnd Selena went to New York meet him on his return. They n in a hotel lobby. She saw h walk in the door and they rush to embrace, tearfully. Selena told us she had » fession to make alxjut that dr malic triumph, "it wasn't all tic! ing," sh? laughed. "Van Johnst I was standing on my feet—all ill )»unds of him. Believe me soil of those tears in my eyes we'I from pain—NOT from pathos •' CHURCH-GOING CROOK ' Johnnie lierkes, ex-burlesqu* c median, gave a standout perron! ance in Universal':: "Blonde Alib' as Louie the Squealer, n likeable 1- tic pickpocket. As u result, the st' dio hired him lo play Freddie t' ringer, u ratty stool pigeon in it film "Inside Job." i Now, in "Forever Amber," Johnj will play a 17th Century thief Jli! mie the South. ' 1 In private life, Johnnie Beri' Is a mild-mannered little guy wl' Eddie Cantor eyes who ne\' misses Sunday services at SU-Tii othy's Church in West las A' geles. where he helps pass the' et lection plates. For un important dinner par Gloria Stuart snared a maid w had been a riveter. After the -e ; tree, the mala appeared and shout,J Uo be heard above all the rivelir no doubt), "Everybody who vi-\i dessert, stack." Seventeen different calendars : used hi India. Raisins were accepted as pal mem for taxes before 1000 B. el U. S. 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Quarl Cookers Premium Vacuum Cleaners Phonograph Records nnd Accessories Fans—altic, window, pedestal, and ta'ble types.. A\Y WORD.' IMftGIWe THNT/ RICH-DEPOSITS OF QRftMlUM -DlSCOMEREn OM M-Y ESW5/ THf\T ME A .. STAR.T HIM TO cowe IrJ AND LOOVi AT STOCK. OF BY NSEXT TUESDPsY ? Sf\V, AT2E1 HVTTlKJG TrtS Pipe ? I YOU IF X LEF-T M.V A-T YOUR V HOUSE LfNST ( \ PERFORM- AMCE FOR. Out Our Way ByJ. R.William t!

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