The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1946 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 15, 1946
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VAGEPOUl BLYTHEV1LLE (AKK.) COURIER N10WS MONDAY, Al'lUL 15, i<M(5 ffiE BLtTHBVTLLE COURIEB NEWS ooowHi mnm oa NrttaMl AdwIMnc Wtaxr 00, !*•• Tort. Chicno, Dt- irott. AtkhU. itemphto. _ .. Pubtbbed Enry Attemooo Bceept Bund*y TjMend M woaod clue matte at UM poct- offfe* «t Bfrtherllte. ArtiniM, under act of Ooo- October », KIT. Strred by the Pnttxi Pt««i '.,; . ' S0B8CRIPTIOH KATB8 . By carrier to the city ol BIjUMTUI* ac •uburbaa town wbar* carrier Nrrto* 1» t»ined, «Xr per week, or Wo per month. By mail, within » ndltn o» 40 mil-* WOfl per fear, 12.00 for rix moatlu. 1140 tor three moathi; oy mail outdd* M> ml> wo*. 110.00 pw >re»r In N'ew Course in Barber College '* A CIO official has suggested lo a convention of Barbers and Beauty Ctil- tjii-ists Union of America thnl members might serve a useful pun>ose by giving tlieir customers two-minute talks on '&. Bettct- America." This runs counter to the prevailing opinion that it wmihl be a better America if barbers ;Qict beauty operators performed their duties with no; talk whatsoever. But ifiidci 1 present circumstances the sug- g«stion may be sound. £ There does seem to be a lot of cljccrless and negatively critical con- V?rsalion to bo heard these days. And though it is distinguished by a common pessimism, its subject matter is iu violent-".-disagreement. Generally speaking, tljei-e' seems to be one body <3' our citizenry,': that thinks America can do no wroiig, aiul a smaller group that thinks she can do nothing right. :* In the first group are the followers of a new or revived isolationism. This is the. no-draft-extension, no-forcign- loan, no-this-and-lhat' group. Real and fancied snubs and exploitations by for- iTjgu jfovei'mnenls and peoples add fuel to their oratory. Heedless of a changed ^id changing, world, their talk is tin of the popular reasoning of 1910- (juitur, in spite of our obvious need to pill our house in order. In each grpup arc mnny who sec no hope for the United Nations— though their dispair springs from different sources—and who view war as inevitable. Sometimes if may seem thai the millions of ordinary people in the United States arc not very forcefully articulate or influential in the conduct of their foreign affairs. But surely the dull weight of .so much gloom cnn only have a harmful, if passive, effect. It paralyzes effort and initiative and saddens countless lives. It isn't a pretty world now, to be sure. But it certainly would bo no worse if all of us would strive for a saner and more hopeful habit of thinking and speaking. It would be nice to think that, in the democratic forum of the American barber shop, the gentleman with the shears might help ui; to gi'l started in the right direction, even as they took a little off the top. Moving Day Indefinitely Postponed Matchless View ^, In the' other group arc people whose thinking is' exemplified in re- tent speeches by Senator Pepper and ferlier ones by.Secretary Wallace. They Hav&.a,\i;ay A ,_&Cj.pajiitintr "American im-t • periatism" in darkest hues, emplmsi 1 /.- 'ing our nefarious conniving with ;"British imperialism," expressing scant 'hope for our present economic and political systems, and minimising, ignor- \ing, or excusing any Russian wanderings from the paths of righteousness. These people, deliberately, inno- '.eenUy, or through an excessive zeal for [international .understanding, follow a [pattern of thought laid down in Mos•cow. To them, we have no right to criticize or even question Russian pol- • Tcy until' we'"have banished all ineqtii- .ties from our domestic environment. '.This is a dangrous sort of non sc- Pcrhaps it will come to pass that the dawn of the Kra of the Common Man will coincide with tlie end of the Common Match. For the American branch of the international match cartel has been broken, and the day of the ''everliiKting match" may well be upon us. We have been told much of the social impact that will result when John Doe comes into his own. But think of what, this country may bo like when the wooden and paper match have gone lint way of the tallow candle, to be replaced by a handy little stick that can he struck thousands of times before its usefulness is ended. Think of the lumber that will be .saved, not only in match sticks but through an end of forest fires caused by A carelessly tossed match. Think of the fewer destructive fires in dwellings, and of tbu saving of paper, and of the cleaner streets when billions of match sticks and match cases have been removed. And think of the tempers that will be soothed when countless Americans can discard cigarct lighters Unit never did work, anyway. Yes, it'll be a great day. * IN HOLLYWOOD ; BY KKSKIM-: JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, April 12. (NEft>— "It's a madhouse," Ida Luplno s«Ul. "Drop around some afternoon and you'll see lor yourself. "Lu))ino Asylum,' we crill it." Well, we visited ihe Luplno manse on what. Ida said was "a rather (lull afternoon." Only 10 or 12 people were Ulcrc. It \va.s a good thing things were "dull." I guess. Otherwise we would be writing this In a padded cell. As 11 is, w<. arc knocking out this dispatch in an abandoned air- raid shelter. A few more days of utter silence, protected from the; world by a fool of concrete, and we will be normal again. Things started off Innoccntlj enough. We liad a cup of coffee n*ul some eookies in the Luplno (leu with Ida's press agent. Then Ida came in, followed by a riot. A DE MHXF, MOB SCENE It was like the third net of a George Abbott play. Or De Mllle shooting a mob scene in a 20'x20' room. We tried to see and hear everything, but it was like trying to watch a three-ring circus, tennis match, and a ping pong tournament all at the same time. "Hello," said Ida, who was followed into the room, by hcr secretary, Leslie, and an rtgent named Frank Healy. Leslie and Frank immediately went off into a cornet 1 "My sccrclary," Ida explained, "is writing a mystery story. It's wonderful—about a man who d.rcams lie will die if a woman ever touch - "cs him." Ida's sister, Rita, rushed in. followed by Mama Lupino, her mouth full of pills. nita wns wearing a dancing cos- ' ume. She stopped in tile middle of the room, and Constance—that's Mama Lupino— immediately started ;ticking pins Into the hem. Hlla, Mama, and the 1'his disappeared. IlKOAOWAY I.YUICI.ST "f want you to meet Hill Muc- Ilwinen," Ida said. lie was a lieutenant in the Navy. Now we've collaborating on a Broadway musical —'Apple Tree Farm.- Bill Is writing the music, and I'm writing the lyrics. Listen!—He's playing the piano in tlie living room now.* We listened, liill was an excellent pianist. Trances Robinson, another friend, bounced into the room with: "Ida -—he's got a case you've been waul- ing to sec. Quick. He's sawing the bone right now." ")3ut, I can't leave no\v," Ida said, unhappily. "That's too bad, darling," said Frances, tripping over Ida's agent, Elizabeth Dickinson, and a fellow whose name we never did catch, who had just entered the. room. •May 1 have a beer?" "Frances just married a bone specialist. Dr. Hen rjraine," Ida explained. "He promised to let me see onv of his operations. It's too bad I'll have to miss it." "You MUST hear some of our song.s from 'Apple Tree Favin,' " Ida said. We all rushed into the living room. Bill played and Ida sang. "My sister's husband is tle.sisn- liiiH the lints for the show," Ida said, after singing four numbers. "But aren't they separated?" We aiV:eci, puzzled. "Ch darling." said Ida, "that was last week. Everything is lovey- dovey again." *. WASHINGTON COLUMN \ Truman the Human Perfect Reception it i:cms (iild Ihiit thosu! riiflio-dis- niptiiiK sun spots iind clouds of solar jjasus nuver seem lo interfere \vilh the reception of sinsjiug commercials. SO THEY SAY Be co-opcrntivp nnd h:ive respect for (hose over and tuulcr yon nnrt yon will find that the Inw of compensation svovks IUK! there is no tell- inp how high you will po.—Lt.-Col. 13cnny Lurlc, re-enlisting as u master sergeant XXXIII QL'iTE was curled u.) in front of ^ r ihc- library fire, leading, and Ajm was restless. Si.e ically fell exhausted. There h.-irl been too much emotion of conflicting sorts "in, the-.Jast 2;t hours. Tlie dream— lit it was a dream—about Jock had been a pretty shattering experi- .ence, and when it vyas followed "What a charming place you have! So simple and homelike." * • * ATRS. BEDELLE'-jnoduced n capacious knitting hag, and looked for a comfortable chair. Ann suggested that the sunroom would be warmer, and led her in there. She got her settled in the softest chair, and looked for her :by Colin's offer of divorce, triatl owri knitting, cnlling down silent 'sht could counter cnly by the imprecations on women—disliked news of her pregnancy, It had | women—who paid calls in the brought her to a point of tension that was almost unbearable. • ,No\v, although she wondered a •little about Jock—wondered how badly he was hurt, and If he w'ould leave the hospital only to women—who morning, "Where Is the child?" Mrs. Bc- dellc asked, looking around a though expecting to see Susi crouched beneath a chair. "Susie? She's reading in the go.-to-jail on a manslaughter I library." charge, that was not her first con- . "j think it's so noble of you and c ?"b.. . u , was as if that psychic Mr . Drakc i o adop i hcr . no yol , inten'al, frightening m itself, were rc aii zc what n wonderful tiling the climax of their long relation- you arc doing for her?" ship —a culmination that had "I hadn't thought of it that way. Etfanfjely broken ihe spell tbat We're doing something rather nic kotind them, and left her indifler- Ior oursc lves," Ann said gently. ent, -as though Jock were a "it's taking such a risk, thonph sttangpr, -or someone she had _ not knowing anything of hci kgpwn so long ago it was almost ancestry " b'jyond memory. The most im- We believe in cnvironnicn + conquering heredity, any day. Offering ten to one odds, if you're interested," she added wickedly. Mrs. Bedellc clucked, and said "So amusing!" Ann wondered a little at Mrs Bedelle's change of heart. Sh seemed determined to be fricndl —if it killed hcr, Ann though said inwardly, re-1 She was even insisting they cal 'haven't I enough to I each other by their first names. portant' aspect of it now was Cblin, ^and how he felt. -When-;the doorbell rang, she brightened. Perhaps it was Joan. C-£ course she couldn't talk to Joan about any of this, but her very presence would be comfort- In* •I*, was Mrs. Bcdelle. "Dear Gc«V Ann proach fully, hear already?" Aloud she said,] When Susie finally stuck he How nice. Won't you come in?" I head through the door nnd VGoud morning, Mrs. Drake. I nounced it was almost lunchlimc 'forgive my informal hour land she was almost starved, Atv 1C* calling, won't you? I'm so had difficulty repressing a sigh of rushed, and I thought I really relief. mjist come to sec you and find out I "You'll have luncheon with us, how you were getting 'along," I won't you, Mrs. — nh — Bculah?" •'I'm well, thank you. May I But Beulah, thank goodness, nov fce your coal? There's a hint of said she must run along, fail in-ih? air already, isn't there?" Airs Bcdelle was looking about!" ANN," Susie- said after her het \\ilh qukkj binHike glances.j • iv visitor had left, "let's have, a wienie roast at tho beach. We haven't done that for ages," It was fun eating smoky hot dogs and pickles and olives and potato salnd alongside a bright fire. Susie was a good companion, anyway. Susie was really rather a swell person. That brought Ann to the point of asking her something. "By the way, kid. what ire yon taking up at school?" "Home EC, I guess," Susie answered, through hcr hot dng. "I might as well. Then, if I have to, 1 can always teach it." "If you have to? What did you have in mind?" "Well, what I really want is to get married and have a flock of kids," Susie replied. Ann regarded her with some amusement. Susie looked such an infant—especially so with a dab of mustard placed, in an excess of zeal, on her tip-tilted nose. "Got the prospective husband and father picked out?" she in- uircd. "Sure," Susie answered. "lie ocsn't know it, bin that's all ight. He'll find out. Thai's why 'vc got to get myself educated so won't think I'm just another ittlc dope." "You're rather a dear lilllc dope, at that," Ann answered a(- cctionately. They lingered a Ions white on he beach, after lunch. Ann had wrought down, a robe to lie on, inel a couple of pillows, artf it wan comfortable there, in tha Ice of tlie hill, the sun shining but not Ann ianokctt nnd listened to Susie talk. She talked a lot— about hcr clothes, about whnt col 7 legc would be like, about whether or not she would-have fun at dances. "I'm quite a good dsrvccr, you know," she said seriously. "Even Alan said so." "Even Alan—who's he to talk? I never noticed that he \vas so swell. He's too big to be a really good dancer. Colin's much better." "Oh well," Susie said tolerantly, "Colin's your husbrmd, and Alan's only your brother." Ann grinned lazily, and murmured, "Maybe you've got some- Ihing there . . ." (To Be Continued) BY I'KTKIt EDSON I NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, April 15. I NEA I —There's a lot of high-powered argument nnd poll-taking going on now as to what hus been the most significant event In the first year of Hurry S. Truman's presidency. Sonic people think it was when he wore a silver-striped bow tic with a tuxedo at the Jackson D.iy dinner. Others believe that when Trimi.Mi Look up horse-shoe-pitching on the White House lawn, it was an event fraught with international import. Maybe it was. If Truman could Jnst get together, for a little so- clalablc ringer-tossing, .such people ns Clement Attlce, Joe Stalin, nnd —oh, well, let George Allrn be the fourth, to get 'em in a guoci humor before selling 'em a bill of goods! International disputes such P.S Russia vs. Iran could easily be settled on si livery-stable golt course—best two out of three to decide—and a lot of expensive messy wars so avoided. If the match hnd to be called on account of darkness, Harry Tinman could take 'cm inside, and teach 'em draw poker. With bourbon. WHITE HOUSE REMODELING WAS BIGGEST HI.UNI1EK Strictly ou the alkali humor side, the greatest blunder in Tniimui's first year had noting to do with any deep-dish issue message hi 1 sent to Congress or how he handled the labor situation. It w:\s when he okayed plans to remodel the White House, putting an office, little neighborhood theater, cafeteria out back of tlie wing. The voters didn't like that a little bit. nnd they told him so. Of course, the idea nf a cafeteria the White House executive offices would have added u litlli 1 democratic note to the tone of the place. An imitation to conic carry a tray there would have more of n social asset than to one of Evalyn Walsh McLean'. Sunday night movies. Hut a consensus of the politic;! experts would probably show thai the place Is democratic riiourh. even without the eafetcrin. I-'"i- instance, even the Fuller Brush Man got in. It was Alfred C. Fuller himself, president of Ihc concern. He and about 3650 others pot in for five to 15 minute.s. A cnsc cnn be made for ilv statement that the greatest Wln'e House improvement since Harry Tni- maii moved in Is that Mrs. Tinman went there lo live with him. j She isn't \vired for sound, TIIK PRESIDENT HAS HAD KUN, TOO The olti sour-pushes who d.m '. VVJKU the president to have .iuy fun have apparently been rfioTjtl down. and. it is hoped for c^mi As t" ;vhen. if ever, tho rrrsxirn: has had um during his first v-.u in the White HOIIFC. experts Some say it was ot Russell del's se;i food outing on JeU Island last September. Kmne it was at his annual pilsum.'i the Carulher.sville. Mo., fair. say it was when he wore loud sweater while tishir.i: Gov. M,m Wallgrcn in Pugc! 8 Some .-.ny it wns when he :< hcsi r.'.nri ,it Judge Uer.nett wecldinc to actress Violet H''U Some say it was when he se Panley's nomination lo the ^ That wowed 'cm. The brichtest page in the ol his crowded year, however tines the. lime he pluyed the for Joe Stalin ,it Potsdam, nn applauded. It Isn't everybody can do anything the Russians The idea that Truman is a common man without ;<ny WMS debunked ihe other ni^hi. he carried the score of Ilceih. Ninili („ ;i ..jinphtuiy .IH!K';.:I., cert to check up on liow many Mistakes thu orchestra made. Most H tin- pi-opli- who say Trunwn ;ias no class catl'L even read music •UK IK-SI evidence of Trinnan'.s .superior abilities, however, came last'1'hiinV'SBiviiii; in Missouri, where ate three Tluinksgiving dinners. Anybody who can do that is All- American. In closing, it might be well to label this as a serious piece. These arc tremendous trifles. The measure of K President is not taken how he i:ets along with COIL grcss. or what he docs about tariff or the tuxes. It's what kind of a i;uy he is that counts. j U. S. Senator | New Mexico, fourth state in size in tlie nation, ranks 42nd in population. HORIZONTAI/ 1,6 Pictured TJ. S. Senator 1\ Turn back 12 Put oil on 14 Greek name 15 Burn 18 Salver 19 Augment VERTICAL 1 Metal worker 2 Enger 3 Assent 4 Near (ab.) 5 Engrave 6 Trace 7 A top 8 Decay a Father 21 Scams portrait 24 Window parts 17 Average (ob.) 20 Voracious fish 10 Inspire with 22 Empire (ab.) l? vc . 11 Respond 23 Cerium (symbol) 24 Parent 25 Upward 27 Whirlwind ZO Handle 30 Trips 32 Blackbird 33 Vase 34 Irrigate 30 Raises 39 Bone . 40 Compass point 41 Plural ending 42 Near 43 American, nation (ab.) •15 Bits of fire SOSaintc (ab.) 51 Deadened 53 Baking- chamber 54 Den 55 Reveries 13 Symbols 1G Laughter sound 17 Area measure 44 So bo it! 20 Ridicules 46 Sit for 26 Orifices 29 Consume 31 Girl's nome 34 Hurl 35 Convince 37 Share 38 Severe 48 Anent •59 Comprehend SO Wise 52 Evil $! 5-1 Bulgarian t coin SB Greek letter 55 Artificial language / NORTHERN -SEA COW BECAME £X~//VCr IN JUST 27 YEARS AFTER AlAN FIRST SAW IT/ THE HU6E. CREATURE, 3O FEET IN LEN&TH, WAS NEVER SEEN ANYWHERE BUT IN THE WATERS AisKHJND BERING ISLAND, AND -STELLER WAS THE ONLY NATURALIST EVER PRIVILEGED TO SEE IT IN LIFE 57 He represents 59 Invest 60 Entwined Dur Boarding House with Maj. Hoopie SM^OFFICERCLANCV/DONrr^f NIGHTINGALE IS IT I TlV '&. ELL ME ^OU tt$TEI>it> fO STOP .J» DESt< SERGEfW HA.S GOT ^OS6 CHftPS' INMOCEt^T lUs "WEMTV-ON& CftLLS FROM. TKEVARe ^^, NEIGHBORS, W>1' HE TOLTJ HARMLESS AS THE MIGHT- l^i Me Id EITHER. CHOK& l&M_£.GVxM& FUIL THROW TO ITS^ OFF TV.&M MOOM M6LLO\M 'i.% CPiMARlbS OR. LET m%27~^^ r -\ NOT£-^1\ 'EM THEIR SVMPHONiV P«' tt INi TH- STOf-iE- e&ie :-<^^^r^^~y-'\ STUDIO/ AM OUTSIDE HOTEL ROOM. IS , INSIDE, MRS. C.. A. BOBBINS* Jo's/jo. DRIED TOAD SKMS WERE USeD Si'ANCIENT CHINESE IN TREATING WOUNDS/ NOW SriEMTiSrS HAVE FOUNP A TOAD SKIN ACTUALLY DOE5 light of Ibe moottT "^ SIDE GLANCES by Galbralth HO\M MftDE DOT ByJ. R. Williams Out Our Way "They won't ict me play

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