The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1946 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 8, 1946
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PAGZFOUS BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 8; 1940 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBX OOOBiat WOn OQ •. W.BAINM. nniioii •AMCKL F, MORRIS, MM*r W»Uu» Wttmer eott, Atteta. Co, Mvw York. Chinas. D»- Published Erery Attcm M weoad e!»» n»tt«r *t th« port- attic* »t Mythevllie, Arkuuu, unaer tet of Ooo- tHM. October 9, 1911. , 8enr«d by the CulMd rrtm SUBSCRIPTION RAT*8 By curler in the city of Blytherllle or mfrwfr«n town where carrier iervte« IM Mlned, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a rfcdliu o* 40 mllea, »4£0 per y«r, *2JX> for six month*, »1.00 for three moothi; by mall outside N mile cone, (10.00 per year In advance. Fina! Statement Withheld Ll.-Gcn. Tiliisiiliaru Momma, the "Beast of Hainan," kopt his ilato with a U. S. Army firing squad tlie other day, just six weeks after his uniformed comrade-in-erimc, Ll.-Gon. Tomoyuki Yftmashilu, "Ti^cr of Ur/.on," stretched a hangman's noose. Thus diutl, in the Philippine capital they do so much to desecrate, the Iwo principle war criminals nmoi)K Japanese! 1'iold commanders. A most fitting end. Or is it an end ? YaiYiashitu, who went to his revered ancestors in the "disgrace" of an im- decorated fatigue uniform with only a rope for a iieeKlie, favored his cxecit- .lioiicrs with a gracious pardon for their injiuUice to him. Bui. Ilomma, permitted an "honorable" death in full military rcsjnlin, did not feel constrained to dilute the sac-redness of his worldly exit with consideratiin for infidel Americans. He refused to make i\ final statement. This is not necessarily to say (hat the "Beast" has been oiernally denied voice. His "final statement," it seems to us, lias merely been withheld for the time being. It is nnv being prepared, in Washington and in Tokyo, in London and hi> Nayoya, at Hunter College and at Tokei Institute. Wliun at last it is released, it will determine which itleolojjy truly won World War II, and whether the savage philosophy of YivvnashiVn and Homma vwxHy died with them.. The American courls-tnartial which passed judgment on the "Tiger" and on the "Beast" viewed the (rials as an opportunity further to impress the Japanese people with the fairness and the impartiality of democratic processes. These men. obviously guilty of the most heinous crimes against humanity, were accorded super-scrupulous legal consideration, though they long since had been condemned by outraged international public opinion. And were the Nipponese convinced of the desirability of democracy? We rather think not. It is more probable that they regarded the courts' deliberations as mildly interesting preliminaries to an inevitable end — the pro- nouncement of death sentences. ' The evidence is present in abundance, it seems to us. Yamashita's conviction was followed by mass demonstrations of protest in Tokyo; Hommn's by public exhibitions of grief for this man who "Jnit did his duty to the Emperor." The democratic general elections of April JO, which have given rise to so many foreign eulogies, have aroused so little interest in Japan Dial the lightest of voting turn-outs is expected, despite the national holiday decreed. Public criticism of .Hirohito is still socially intolerable. And the "magnificent" new constitution remains but an historic piece of paper. The final returns are not yet in, of course. The Shinto'istic fanaticism of Yamashita and Homina may yet be eradicated. Hut so far it has more than held its own in what remains of the "Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere." Operation Crossroads New Date for Coal Strikes If the coal strike is to become an annual event, we should like to suggest to .John L. Lewis and the bituminous mine operators that they change the expiration date of their contracts from March Jil to, sny, May lil. K's still chilly throughout most of the country in April, and, in a lot of places, snow in May is not' uncommon. A fire -feels mighty good on frosty evenings. This is a poor season for folks to have to cut down on coal. So the strike ought to be. scheduled to starl at a time more convenient for the public. If baseball officials scheduled the World Series to take place at Lake Placid in January, people would kick, and with good reason. The same goes for coal strikes. The public is going to start complaining after a while—blaming either Mr. LewTfi or Ihe operators fur needless inconvenience. So, if we were .John L,, we should insist on starting the new contract and the new strike on .Tune 1. That way it would ho possible to lie up the mines and a good deal of industry, to slow clown national production, and to have a good long strike before the first, snow. The public wouldn't shiver. And the striking miners could got in a lot of fishing. * IN HOLLYWOOD? BY EKSKINB JOHNSON N'JiA Staff Coi respondent HOLLYWOOD, April 8. (NBA) — Janet Gosfjrovu, n girl with honey blonde hair and definite Ideas. Is worried sic-k over the "atrocious and liainniy" danoinf; of Hollywood stars. '•Why, the way people like Van Johnson, veronica Luke, am', Charles Hoyer dance in films," Miss Cos- Krove told us, "might set (he country Ijack 10 years in duiKring. Janet, who has 1111 executive manner right out of Hie slick magazines, manages [he Beverly Hills studio of Arthur Murray. She first began to get mad at movie stars' dancing when she frequented El Morocco in Ne.v,- York several years ago. before coining to Hollywood. "But now 1 don't care how Uiey dance in night clubs," Janet frowns. "So far as I'm concerned they can on being tile worst and most careless dancers in the world. But antii'y with them and their studios lor the sloppy dancing that is seen all over the country." COI 1SCKT IS OKAY Only two dance sequences in pictures mnnngcd to squeeze over the passing mark with Janet in l'J4f>. Oiu> was the brief spin '.vhich Clandelte Colljeil and Don Aineclic \vere permitted in "Guest," wife." ••I'm prejudiced in favor of Miss Corner!, though. I'll admit," Miss Cosgrovc told us. "She and that nice Dr. Pressman took lessons, and they're~ completely delightful people—awful cute together, too. The ether good example v-'fis set by Robert Walker and June Allyson in "Her Highness and the Bell- hoy." She doesn't think that eHhci Robert and June would have a chance in a dance contest, but in the film millions of moviegoers wore at least given an accurate conception of the wait?,. When she saw Clark Gable anc Joan Blonde!] dance together "Adventure," it wall'all 'Janet coull I do to restrain herself from yelling! "Don't, slouch! Don't make love'cl ROMERO GOOI> Janet admits that there ure number of good dancers in Hol.'.v, wood, and that they can ttl be counted upon to gh'c a reason] able Cut-simile of correct clancloe- whether rhumba, conga, or p!al btmips-n-daisy. Joan Crawford is one of them! Cesar Romero is another. ''Clau-f dette Colbert, too, of course," Janet. Lnna Turner used to lie on Ihff list Then came "Weekend at Waldorf." Tiie worst dancers on the screen'^ Janet was somewhat reluctant name them—she's a sweet £irl, fi she likes living in Kollj'vraod- but finally she decided to stlc her nect out. "For the cause oil 'good dancing, von know," she con-] fided. Janet named Errol Plynn, Bvucd Cabot, and Van Johnson. Thtrn| h e tidied her blonde upsweep ami said she must leave. It M-a.s heil veiling off. and she had n o go dancing. *. WASHINGTON COLUMN Toft's Hook, Murray's Jab or n backward-looker. Then the voters can stand up and be counted lo determine which way the legislators and the leaders should BO. SO THEY SAY A country which attempts lo gain security through nni-lalerlal action, through aggressive Independent action, is only opening lh e gntes to disaster.—W. Avcrell Hcrriman, former ambassador to Moscow. • • • It is impossible to expect u defense a«ainst Hie atomic bomb. It is a saturation weapon. One single Iwub droppihg on a fair-sized city completely paralyzes i.ll possible defensive methods that may be used against others which might be launched against that city.—Dr. Harold c. Urey, atom bomb .scientist. by Hazel Heidergott Mamic-5iiiilli-Cu. NK,\ SUI1VIC.K. INC. XXVII TF only her head would stop hurting! Her whole body felt crushed, hut her head—thousands or hammers beating at tier brain', ihc pillow unde'r her head an active agony. . . . Where was she? ' ... If only her head didn't hurt IP, she'd opc7> her eyes. . . . With ,1 . tremendous effort, she managed it, and there was Cotiiv—untidy nnd rather dirty, his face unfamiliar and bearded. Only a week's growth? He'd written once that in the woods he shaved only onco a week, and he really had to shave twice a day to look respectable Ann thought foolishly. "You look rather patriarchal, darting," she said, and even lo herself her voice *ounded for away and thin. "Don't tulk, Ann," Colin said His hand tightened over hers, and his voice deepened 'a liltle as he said, "Can you ever forgive me for letting this happen to you?" - The room was white and im- farnrliar : . . it must be the hos- - pilal. Memory was reluming to Ann, fragmentary, but definite She ran her free hand down over _ her body, and winced at the con -• fact.-"What happened to Helga? she asked. "Helga's all right—Pete didn' touch her, he was so frightened— and sobered—by what he'd don to you." "Where is Pete?" . "In the hospital at present. The took what was left after Lor Peter finished with him here t !•* gathered together into a' nea enough bundle to take to jail.' Ami smiled, painfully. "Lor Peter, like his d-distinguishe uraesake—not namesake, name sake isn't what I mean—anyway IxSrd Peter not arriving on th .: scene of the crime until after th i T.iurder . . ." Her voice traile . away, «nd she had to make he ; 'Klf continue. She had to know ""11 was murder, wasn't it, Colin' Vi!'*'. didn't .answer, *nd the eated it, her voice sharp with xiety. "Wasn't it, Colin?" She arched hie face, and read the nswer there before it came in ords—siou-ly, reluctantly. Ann took a deep breath. "I new it, really—I just hoped—" "My denr," Colin said, "oh, my ery dear one—" "I can take it, Colin," Ann said, cry distinctly, A nurse hustled in then and aid, "You must leave now, Mr. "rake TTouv wife must rest." * * * ™" A NN submiUcd to the hypodermic without comment, watched lie nurse lower the shades a little arther and leave the room. Stic vondered if anyone had told Conic ... she wanted to sec Connie cry much. She roused a little, once, when omcone said, "Drink this," anc bcdiently swallowed, and when he -woke again the room was quite dark, and her head felt nl ight if she didn't move it. She tirred a little, and that hurl, am hen she felt a hand on hers, and Colin said very softly, "Ann?" "Hullo, is it dark already?" "Yes, it's after eight o'clock." "This morning seems so fa iway," Ann sighed. "It was yesterday morning dear," Colin said genlly. Then h continued. "Your lather uiul Con nic are here, Ann. They've bcei hoping to see you." •Please send them in," An said. Colin left, and pretty soon Con nie and her father cnme in. The kissed her, then sat down o cither side of. the bed, each holt ing a hand. "Poor baby," he father said, and Connie mur mured, "Awfully tough luck, kid "Teil me about it," Ann sai Connie talked brightly. Than heaven Connie was normal! "M Hansen orriv&l at the house »n heard Helga screaming like a fi siren—lie came in and found lie wing hy.iterits, and Pete on the oov with Lord Peter (vc-ry con- siiiK, those n.'nnes) tystomati- lly taking pieces out of him. He illed the dog ofT and s-htit him in closet before he could get nny- iing out of Helga. She screamed iat you were dead and Pete had lied you, orjd now the dog had WASHINGTON. April U. (NBA) — Montiin'a Senator Jim Murray's bi« low-up \vlth Ohio Senator Bol) aft over tlie "socialislic" )>rovi- ons of Ihe National Health Iiisur- nce Bill is good publicity. 1 The ight should now attract a lot attention to Senate Labor Committee hearings on this Waii- lcr-MinT!\y-Diiif, r ell ]iro])osill than hey would have drawn if every him; had gone off in a dull, or- lerly manner. Hut when Bit; Ji'n blew his Ion, shook his fist,: told Tart to kcej) quiet, iin'catcncjl i to have him thrown out ot'-lhe toom, nnd in general hchavcd live a cowhand on a leal, he WHS doing his own cause no good. Von can differ as much as you ' like with Hob Tntt's views. You' can call him a Bouillon or worse. Still, when lie raises objections lo any piece of Icgislalion on any , grounds whatsoever, lie has a right. to be heard, and you have \tj defend him in thai ri^ht. The objcc- ' lions lo any bill ought (o be given a full airing before the government, is committed lo travel any new roads. The usual pattern of Tail's nonconformity to any new ideas is that he presents his views with vigor and at too Brent length. Then lie £Ots voted down. There arc exceptions. In some cases. Taft even f 4oe.s so for as to co-operate and help produce t. r ood legislation. . He did that in franiinj t' 1c \VttB«cr-Ellcmlcv-Tnft lo l 'B - rouge housing bill, admittedly ' one of Ihe most progressive pieces of legislation to be written in this session of congress. Taft also played a userul role in writing tiic Employment Act of WG—originally known as the- full employment bill. By his criticisms and revisions. Tafl helped take cnnfllct will come in the comjres- .siotuil elections in November, and the pi ioiary and special elections which precede them. Every candidate in these elections should be dearly ticketed as n forward— HERE'S AN EASY GUIDE TO QUALITY —use it hi choosing napiriti. Millions htivo fouiut Et. Joseph Asputn dfrpend- tible through llic years for high quality, f:tdt tic I ion ntuJ real economy. Always demimd St. Joseph Aspirin, world':) larg- pht uglier »t 10e. .Save uiorc on 100 tab- lot .size for :iuc. Hourly 3 tablets for lc. Courier News Want Ads. River Washed Sand -- Gravel also Good Sandy Dirt for Fills Phone C. R. HESTER North Highway Cl U. S. Senator | HORIZONTAL 1,0 Pictured U. S. Senator 5 Canine 0 Verbal 1 Depend " 8.Revise 1 9 Club 10Not (prefix) i 11 Punjab - -" F capital 12 Prejudiced 1 i Replaced 15 Forcibly ^ Iti Circlo part 17 Small gnlley 19Possesses -...^ 20 Sullen .»**' 22 Stone (suffix) 13 Attacks 23 Stockings 18 Whirlwind 21 Mends 23 Attending 25 Reposes 20 Solid food 29 While 30 Hypothetical force • 31 Let in 34 Less 38 Raises 39 Concerning 40 Browns ^ 41 Fail to hit ' 45 Fete 46 Anger 47 In this 49 Pitch 50 Musical sign 52 Devious 54 Play the part of host 55 Heights '" , VERTICAL 1 Barters ' 2 Epic 3 Spanish coin • 4 Old Testa', • ment (ab.) S 1 43 Dispatched ^ 32 More beloved 44 Shrub genus 33 Riding school 47 Torrid 48 Insect egg 51 Natrium (symbol) &- 53 Runic (ab.) lied Pele—though, according to r. Hansen, Pele was an uncom- lonly noisy corpse. He saw you icn, in a heap at the foot ol the airs, clashed down and carried M isp, then phoned for the doc- ir and ambulance. They arrived mullaneously, and carted you off » UK hospital before Mr. Hanson n-nccl his attention to Pete, who •as slill lying on the floor, mak- ig most unpleasant noises. He Tiled another doctor for Pole—he ndn't even mentioned Pete to Dr. cmcroft, I guess—liven called the anger station to get word to Colin o come down as fast as he could el here—lie didn't know how ndly you were injured. Colin nme straight lo the hospital, ami at bcsitle you until you regained onsciousness-—that was this norning." "I seem to make an awful mess if things, don't I?" Aim said lowly. "Don't try to talk, Ann," Dad irotestcd. "Is there anything we an get for you? Is there anything at all you want?" "No," Ann said, "nothing." Just o have my baby bncfc .again—-oh, dear God, why did you have to akc my baby? Are you punishing me for not loving Colin as he dc- ;erves? "We'd heller go, Dad," Connie said sottly. She leaned over Ann, and kissed her. "Keep your chin up, honey. You'll be all light." After they had gone, and « nurse tuul administered n hypodermic, as Ann drifted oft to sleep, she remembered that there was something she had to think about something very important . . . but she couldn't think what it was. Just before she slep^, she remembered—tlie baby. She must have another baby right now, before she could get to brooding over the on« she had lost, before she could remember too much, and be frightened. (To Be Continued) . some of the bugs oul of the orlgi- drafts. The "id result wns Nilisfaclnry to lint h Taft and lurray. nnrt io M their tnllowevs i thr richt and left. This same- might have happon- d to the National Health InsurAiicc Mil. It isn't a iierfcct piocc or egislnlinn in its original form. No irst draft of nny bill ever was. Murray iniijht have had Taft's co-operation and the benefit of his ciitcisni. constructive or destructive. -ORic ;\nrt the comso. of U-.ue. at hest- hearings mishl well have Jroven Tutl cnniplelelv \vronp in lis idea thnl the National Health Insurance Bill is "socialistic." Even the American Medu'al Association is apparently no\v lo RO part \vay on this proposal. And nonrly everyone is willing to health the of im-i:i out up tor Wur II for admit that the nation's care, though it is the t>t-s1 world, can still stand a loi provcment. The fart that ol every 10D men culled selective service in Wntld were found physically unfit military duty is proof of tlm. Nevertheless. Taffs withdrawal from committee hearings \\hrve au effort was being made 10 remedy Ihis slluation makes the mud he hns thrown at the bill .Mirk like n curse. ITT.HT I'HOM POMTH'Al. 111UI1 ATION Bllt Ihis Tufl-Mwray sine-spot is .^imctlUnc; deeper Hum it mere exchange of flusli-inrcc! compliments by a tounle at Vuit-headed JioUticinus.. The irritation of conservative vs. liberal, reaction:irv vs. radical, or whatever you uanl lo I call it. Is coming to n head like | "oils all over the body politic. The slowness with which Con- crcss acts on many of the- pobAvar measures now before it is due not so much to an inability lo settle each specific issue as it is lo fall- tiro lo sc|lle this umlerlyinn question of whether to take liv conn- Ivy to the right or Id! in the next few crucial years. The best chance lo tot Up Hits 24 Duck 26 Cap V;' 27 Range '. 28 Pipes 4' - V ' L '• SIDE GLANCES by Galbralth ur Boarding House with Maj 1 . Hoopls DO ^ou USE YOUR. SOOTJ OMORROVJ rilSHT KT 11 "YOU TlJME llsS AND KEftR. VIBRRNiT VOlCfe OM TIA6 OFTEri V01SH H«D SPEriT YJORKlMG OrA A J BEHfNLF OF SCOTCH TVO&E.T5S "Atinl Mary writes she siccepls my apology for last year's rudeness, and will visit us ;igain this summer to give you .,!.•«, a ditincc to show how swccl you really ;irc!" THIS CURIOUS WOULD By J.R. Williams Out Our Way YAH/ FIWE.' \ GOIM' BACK TO V FIMISH COLLEGE I 1 STA.KTED TWO ( VEACS BEFORE > VOL).' I-.IOVV YOU'LL 8G. THE MAVOR. VVJHEM I STAR.T OM AM ASH W,-\GOM.' 1 LI. SEE VOL) TONIGHT WORVC-- IT MUST FEEL GOOD TO BE HOME AGAIN.' fOME FOLKS 6OIN6 TO THE COUNTR"! REALLY GO TO TOWN .".Sly- J. A.RANU,V\, • I Tf TPAVELS A DISTANCE OF N«w W«rt4?:»f*± ..NEXT:

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