The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1946 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 16, 1946
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BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COUK1EK Is'KV/S tati-fai EVILLE COUKIEB NEWS IOQ (UHOK. P. MOBU* BoU ttatiooal Adwtfcfcw H«|MM»uUUn«: W»lta» TOtJner Oov N«v Tack. ObiCMO> D»- Puhltatwd ETMT Ahanoao Xmpt SuniUj Entered u woond etaM nwttar at U» po«t- aOk»'tt mjtherlUe. ArkkiMM. under act of Ooo- grefe, October », 1811 any SgTed *g mJBSCRIPTlON RATBS k By carrier In th» eUjot Btj-UttTUi* or Mburban town when carrier murloe li uijned. 30c per week, or Mo per month. £ By mail, within a ndiut o( 40 mllea, «4-0« per rear, $2.00 for ill monthi, 11.00 for tone month! ; oj? mail outddfi W) mile woe, I10JO per rear payable IB advance. Pgssing the Hat " Recently a newspaper columnist wrote a bitter .complaint nguinst what Ee called the. "genteel blackmail" of . taking .up collections in theaters for Carious worthy causes. We don't know htfw* widely "his views are shared, but we-are'inclined'to disagree with them. It- is true that there is an added pressure to give when one is solicited in the presence of fellow amuscincnt- 'seekers. It may be that the patron has 'already" contributed privately to (he same fund. It may also be that theater collections would be more effective if appeals for all funds and charities were made in. one drive. But dp n't believe that a alight ;enibarra'ssment.">nd inconvenience, or •an extra two bits or dollnr that the •movie-goer coughs up, can offset the "good that funds collected in theaters .accomplish, The 'outraged columnist pointed out •thai he would be glad to pay double for •his ticket at the door, or drop his ^contribution in a box in the lobby, if .he .could..escape being "shaken down" ;by a movie usher. "' Such methods might be pleasantcr If or. some, but they certainly would be •less effective. We all mean to give. >But it is so easy to pass by the lobby • collection box, or to stay away from ;the theater the night that the price is '.doubled. Ajid. the result would mean a ;loss of millions'in a countrywide fund- Raising drive. That is why, during Easter Week, Uhc American;- Cancer. Society will ! solicit contributions in theaters by the ; traditional method of passing the hat. Perhaps it should be pointed out here 'that- such appeals 'and collections are ;notr the -.result of a -theater owners' j conspiracy. Many movie-house man- gagers don't like them. They're a chore * which-entails extra work and no extra . money. But the theater people are «tskecOQ,..hclp, aiu j ^ e y cannot.and ; should not refuse. ; The bills and silver that movie-goers ;give from April 21 to April 28 will go a •long way toward helping the Cancer • Society reach its goal of ?12,000,000 U'or research and treatment of the TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 19-10 crudest and second greatest killer in this country, today. This year's goal is the highest that the society has ever sought. More dollars will mean more facilities and help in the still unsuccessful <[iiosl for the cure of « disease which now kills one American every three minutes. More dollars will mean that more cases can be detected early enough to be checked. A number of national fraternal and labor organ ixatiojis are making a special effort to encourage their members to attend theaters during Raster Week. It might be well if others followed suit without any concerted urging. To anyone from a family in which cancer lias struck,' the trifling annoyance and (he (rifling sum connected with theater collections can scarcely rank as important deterrents to this help. Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off to Work We Go. Noble Redskin A group of Russian scientists lias reported that, on an expedition to their country's Arctic regions, they found pottery and other evidences of an ancient culture which definitely link tho aboriginal inhabitants of Russia with the Nortli American Indian. We arc grateful for this apparent confirmation of a long-suspected relationship, and for a purely personal reason. It clears up an uneasy feeling we have had about Mr. Gromyko, the Russian ambassador and Security Council representative. For weeks now he ha;; been reminding us of someone, but we couldn't think who. Now, thanks to the Russian scientists, we know. Jlr. Gromyko obviously has sprung from tho same .stock as the Indian chief of frontier days, whose re-creation in story, picture, and film has made him familiar to all of UK. The impressive, unsmiling- countenance so often seen in photographs, the- spare and .solemn speeches so seldom seen in print, the general air of sober and suspicious digm'ly—all these stamp him JIH blood brother of the redskin brave of olden times.. From now on, we .shall never be able to think of Mr. Gromyko except as dressed in blanket, buckskin, and feathered war bonitcl, joining hands with the misty past on that vanished bridge of hind which is now the floor of Bering Strait, ' ' >. SO THEY SAY H's the idea of people looking at you that gels you at But you K ct used to that. They think you're different, although in your o\vn mind you know you arc (ho same.—Lawrence'Mahoney of New York, \\Heran who lost, both arms and one eye in combat. * " * * Nine out of 10 men who want to remain here and get Army commissions nre tho least dcflrobic types.—American Military Government officer in Gcrmanv. ; by Hare! Heidergott I>islrlliul<i1 liy NKA SKIIS'lCli. INC. XXXTV wouldn't face man- ;T,OCK f, slat ithat the girl had been driving the 'cjr. Jock knew, he said, that he was too drunk to drive. The girl had been,.loo, but she hadn't realized it, and Jock had been in no '.condition to realize it for her. That was about all that Colin told Ann -about it. He would have [''"PITEN Susie came home lor Christmas—only she was now |" slaughter charge. It developed Suz >'- Thc sorority had changed her name. "Suzy" was more chic, she explained. Thc few months had altered her a Rreat deal. She was still quite as devoted to Ann and Colin, but her devotion was no longer childlike. She was very oised and sure of herself—and much, much prettier. When Ann got her alone, she uestioned her. "How's cvery- ling—I mean really, Susie—I mean Suzy," she said, making a ncntal adjustment. Suzy laughed at her. "Susie nd Suzy sound exactly alike, Ann —you needn't buzz like a bcc to nakc me know you're spelling it hat way! Everything's grand, and I love school, but I Ihink a year of it is going to be quite tqld her more of his long talk with Nina, hut strangely enough, that was alt Ann wonted to Scnow. She said shir 'was glad he was all right, of course. " They'd been friends for a long time. ;in October,'Colin's book came out. Ann" was enchanted with it, and surprisingly enough, the reviewers -were too, for the roost pfrt. They were almost apologetic a'QDut it. They mentioned the plet, -said rather. diffidently tha it-bounded corny, and went on to ufje .immediate reading of it. I "Isn't Julie darling?" Ann en- thtised to Connie. "I think she's on_e of Jthe swellest characters etfr ctvcoiml'efe'd in fiction—" -"I wouldn't go around mention ins it, if I were you." Connie re tortcd dryly. "I don't think would bo at all a good idea—peo p!e might think things." "What do you mean?" An ;ajl:cd, puzzled. r ; J'Darling, you're a s\veet chil jand I love you, but there .tiftes when you're a bit annoj ing. You don't mean to stan thtre and tell me that you didn .notice it—" ^'No.tice yvhal?" "That'. Julio " is" you—r.,:', the pfet, but the character—if ever a living person was committed to paper." ' I ' ,' '. 4'^ou're crazy," Ann said flatly. She read the book over again. Elje couldn't see any resemblance —but she hoped that she looked as nfco to Colin as his heroine did i *«, WASHINGTON COLUMN Common Sense and Defense enough for me—" "Why?" "Well—" "Oh— yoi, married and havinfi n (amlly. You have plenty of time, honey. Hai you changed your mind about the prospective husband?" "Oh no—that's definitely settled Even he knows it now," Suz.y said reflectively. "Did you tell him?" Suzy laughed, and her dimples were delightful. She seemed much plumper, and rounder, though she was still very slender. "He told me," she said. •|Who is he?" Ann asked. "Oh—a man." Suzy said vaguely. "A very nice man, Ann. 1 Slrange as it seemed, Sitz.s seemed quite grown up enough to be talking of marriage. Am couldn't figure it out—unless she actually was in love. That ma lured people quickly, and Suzy had grown several years in a fc\ short months. CUZY had reverted to childhood sufficiently to go coasting on the liill tjie af',prnoori of Christ mas L'vo. so she wasn't mere when Alan came in. Colin mixed ;i Tom and Jerry, and they sat around the (ircplaco, sipping the luscious brew and talking leisurely. Alan had spent the last two months ashore, nnrl was developing into a first-class landlubber, he said. Ann wasn't paying much attention to Ihn conversation, but was drowsily thinking nboul what fun it would be to have a baby, when— "You sec. I'm going lo marry Suzy." Alan said. Arm dropped her cup, and sal up very straight. "You're not! Alan Tucker, how can you say such n thing!" Alan grinned at her amiably. "Now darling, you know you love Suzy—don't go thinking she isn't f,'oocl enough for your only brother—" "You're not . good enough for her!" Ann snid passionately. "You're loo old for her. You're nwny at sea most of the time. She'd have n hell of a life " "Hold on, baby," Alan said, and ; wasn't grinning now, nor did e look particularly amiable. "I'm wii-c her age, and I know it. But don't think it matters very much. I'm very fit, and cxccp- ionally healthy. And I'm taking shore job next summer and ve'il be married then. You can't top us, you know. Suzy's 18 now —she'll be nearly 19 next sum- ncr." inn put on quite n scene. With i detached part of her mind, the .hotighl that she was getting into the habit. She had always been easy to get along with, loo. Maybe it was being pregnant that ruined her disposition. Finally Alan left—not permanently, but merely as if ho found the atmosphere unbearable. When ho came in later with Suzy, Ann kissed Diem, both warmly, and said, "Darlings, forgive me for being dopey, will you? It's my delicate condition, you know. I know you'll be very happy, and we'll have a really gorgeous bang-up wedding next summer for you. You'll seo—it'll make Port Drake sit up anu lake notice." _ (To lie Continue.!) - t .. BY TKTER KDSON NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, April lii. <NE/V) —Merger of the armed services into a Department of Common Defense, as recommended by the Semite Military Affairs Committee, mnkcs common sense. It isn't Just to ellmimite duplication of effort In planning, procurement, supply, and service (unctions Hint, unification Is necessary. It, is simply that no military power which sticks lo traditional ways uf thlnk- ing can hist long in the' world of tomorrow. The old rule books inul manuals need to be thrown away ami replaced by new ones. Nor is it the Navy alone that needs to be absorbed into a new Department of Common Defense. Thc Army and the. Air Forces also need a thorough overhauling to bring them lip to date. If the war had lasted another year or two, necessity would have. \ dictated this complete reo'.rani/a- : tion. There is no vnlid reason why reorganization should not be effected in time of peace. Traditions the services, their proud records, have to be put in the museums' and history books, along with bows j and arrows and knights carrying ; spcnrs. to make way for new technological w'arfare. [ NEW WEAPONS : MEAN NEW PROBLEMS Every bit of information released on new weapons under develop- | mcnt when the war ended indicates how radically different arc the, problems of national defense. i Air transport, is just be^inniiic. i The possibility that all ground forces will in time have to become air- ! borne is very real. \ The use of guided missiles—drone planes mid bombs operated by remote control through radio and television—is also just- bcninnins. ' Th e use of rockets in just be- ' ginning. The U. S. Army will fire Us first V-2 type German rockets at White Sauris. New Mexico, May 8. These are mere experimental models, with ranges of only 200 miles, reaching altitudes up lo 100 miles. a-tlatniiiR speeds up to a .slnw- okc 3500 miles per hour. r The airplane itself may still be the toy stage of develojmirni- !-29's flew 3000 mill's round-trip (y rop their first atomic bombs. Th" 1-3G will have a ranee of more him double that.. And the ift.Cjfii) nile flying wing is said to be cad.v for \mwrapping. What the atomic bombs will tin 0 naval vessels may be rlenviii- trated In tests at Bikini atoll this •ear. That warships, as presently conceived, may have to tie scrap- >cd is no remote pipe-dream. \TOMIC RUUS TlIK WARSHIPS OF Tin-; I-tJTI'Iii:? Hear Admiral Harold O. Bowen. iircctor of naval research, admits hat in saying thai atomic-powercii ' submarines may br the war ves 1 of the future. The problems imolv- •d in piving them practically unlimited range, lettiim them n-inaiu submerged for unlimited i ami equipping them to laurh rork- ts or culded missiles against targets thov ramiol see. arc not considered insurmountable. In vie-.v of such prospects ns these, it, i.s impossible lo sec hn\r anvone ran resist the lo^ic of a complete reorganization ° r natioi clcfoi^e. II needs reorcani/an Irom the highest to the low echolons. Ciripes apainst. Army am fnsio systems and courts-martini and uniform regulations are fim- damonUl. Tho service educational svMrm needs modernizing. West roint :m Amiaiwlis and the Air Univrvsiiv at Maxwell Field may be all rtchi : as graduate schools for the train-i 'ng of specialists. But courses ai these three academies might hi preceded by a joint-.service prop:u:\- j toiy seluiol. In such a unified seiv- ] ice school, men later elect 01 the three branches nf sriviri fiii'M be -jivi-ii their iiuluctiuiall'H into \vh:U unified common really IIM-:IIIS, before going on to :heiv 'trade" .schcjol.s. More of ihis same unification lewis to be carried over into general staff schools and tin- war col- [icges for the higher brass. Hut perhaps the most imiwrtant rccuiimiciulnliuu of all those made by Hen. Klbert, D. Thomas' Militai Affairs subcommittee is the pn posal of increased and co-ordinate research under a new Assistai Secretary of Defense. Some of tl fanciest braid to be worn in in future military organization should bo hung on the scientists and inventors who perfect the uevr weapons of common defense. IN HOLLYWOOD . IIY KKSKINK JOHNSON NKA Stuff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. April 16. <NEA>— three-week trip to New York in- >lrc'd Gordon Jenkins' newest sym- honlc composition, "Manhattan 'owor," scheduled for release tills eck as a record album... Irene 'imne and William Powell are irnlng redheads for their roles "Life With Father."...Spring- He In Hollywood note: Brian Ali- rnc just harvested 30 ncrcs of iiTols on h!s 150-acre Iiicllo uncli. Will Rogers, Jr., about to play iis famous pop for Warner Bros., i taking lessons to perfect Ins opf - t'iUrllng technique.. .Motion >iclU!' C Relief Fund care lor the nonth of February hit a new all- Ime pc.ik, with 4GB persons receiv- ng medical attention and 87 re- civing dental cnre. Censor chief Joe Brccn Is crack- K down on th e studios again. Banning of "Scarlet Sired" and hose ads for "The Outlaw" are v:o of the top reasons., .llum- >hrey liogart and Lauren BacaH re hiking their latest Warner siis- icnslon for turning down "Station Hoad"—without much con- ern. They're determined to wall or a good script. TOO .MUCH PHIL? Joan Crawford is ralccornlins icr Brentwood home from stem to stern. Maybe some of those things •cminded her of Phil Terry... If ncc', and says: Paulctlp Godclard has hung 30 oil Cornel Wilde." laintings in a four-room apart- nent. ...|*hcn a fan asked Kceiian Wynn for his autograph, he .signed, 'Van Johnson's Best Friend." It's out of "college" with a vengeance for Bill Hmdigan. He's going !o he Iledy r.ainiirr's leading man...lluagy CarmichaePs eldest son Is named Harry Uix. for tlio greatest trumpeter of them all... Dolores Blyth Barrymore, 15-year- old daughter of Dolores Costello and lh c late John Barrymorc, has acting aspirations. Comet Productions will hit the starting line first with a television story. It will be a musical tilled "Miss Television." . . . Peggy Cummins' 42 changes of costume [or her role in "l-'orcver Amber" will set (lie studio back 578,000 . . . The studio nixed Peggy Ann Garner's plans to appear in Sonja Henics ice revue. .Sonja says Pcg- (;y Is one of tile best young Ice skaters In the country. No type-casting here: Edmund Gwcnn, who )ust played a drunk In "You Touched Me." on Broadway, will play a minister in "Life With Father."...Vic Mature and Allen Ross, an M-G-M cutie. have discovered each other.. .The dairy business which Vic McLaglen developed on his ranch tip north during the war, to comply with the government produce program, is now netting tlic star a tidy revenue. Starlet Heno Brown's tion: "Tlie shortest- distance between two dales is a good line." . . . When Hildegarde plays "Polonaise" during her night club act. she stops in the middle of the Chopin piece, leers at the audi- This will juake . . Curly Tivif- ford. the Hollywood animal-trainer, has been offered S1500 a week for a personal appearance tour with his trained pets. Not in lhc Script: "Being well groomed is every woman's command performance every day of her life."—Constance Bennett. ii Former President The city of Cincinnati, O.. owns the Cincinnati. New Orleans and Texas Pacific railway, connecting Concinnr;! with Chattanooga.Tenn., operated under lease by th? Southern Railway system. HORIZONTAL 1 Pictured former South American president, Dr. Roberto 0 Hurls 11 Staggered 13 Wickerwork container 14 Moringa seed 15 Trade 18 Girl's name 19 Adjusted 21 Lariat 24 Station 28 Gaelic 29 Sea eagle 30 Light touch 31 Ventilate 32 On the ocean 34 Short jacket 35 Libyan seaport 37 Prayer closings 38 Word puzzles •43 Wine vessel 46 Lure 47 Snake 50 Type of rifle 52 Lamprey catchers 54 Make into law 55 Is carried ; VERTICAL ,• 1 Sphere . 2 Scottish • sheepfold . 3 Number ; 4 Symbol for : illinium ; . 5 Striped animal G Felt concern 7 He served president of Argentina 8 Runner on snow 9 Scatter 10 Station (ab.) 12 Persian gateway 13 Entreat 1C Sun god 17 Symbol for thoron 19 Goddess of infatuation 20 English river 23 Flower 41 Measure 20 Prattle 42 High card 2fi Vegetable 43 Era 27 Gull-like -14 Mnlo birds -15 Constellation 33 Collection of 47 Garden plat sayings 48 Native metal 34 German river to Onager 36 He 51 Symbol for 37 Prince actinium 21 Cushion anew 38 Also 53 Chinese 22 Expunge 40 Great (ab.) weight 'U6HTOFTHE MOON" vV AND DARK of me HAVE NO SCIENTIFIC; £1<5NIFICANICE/ "U6HT AVOON/ACCORDINS TO THE A\ORE POPULAR. CONCEPflON, IS THE PHASE BETWEEN AND FL/i.£ /HOOA/, WHILE •DARK MOON" IS THAT PERIOD BETWEEN A*«C. AND /V£W. >ur Boarding House with Maj, Hoopie COULWT VOL) SANe TIME BV COMPOSING TUB siy. VOLUMES DOI^T FORGET THBTiMeYon Gwoozeo THE 3UR.M BOX, AND WHET^ TH6 \M01iE OF CAPITAL 1 ^ou UP BV SHOOT- AMD SNkP YOUR. BOBBLE GLW ELSEWHERE ,YOO DOIMG osie optue PlMS PHNSES OF M.V AOTO- BlOGRFvPHV APPEARED AS ^ 8OV IriTHE 'OP TH& SHA.U CSEH/XM FOR A SHUPER OF BARK. 1 WOOD OF THE TULIP TREE. IS USED IN MAKIN& POSTAL. CAGDS. PEJXCOCK. THRONB. Ti OREVM MV BO>M ANSWER: Cooperslown, New York. NEXT: Full succd ahead with a rtuck hawk. GLANCES by Gafbralth / - /SOO.ODO ' WORDS BRING HIM OP TO AGE OF MlKSE Out Our Way ByJ.R. Williams r CAIM'T OVER THISJKIM' WHUT GREW HAIR- OM SUCH A &AUD HEAD " WHILE VOU WAS LOST IM THE. MILLIONS.' MILLIONS.' WHY. WITH ;5O MUCH R-XLDMESS-- BILLIOMS. I M SURE IT WAS SOME O' THEM ROOTS WE 5T A LOT IF WE COULD FlMD 'EM A&1M.' "I never though! I'd live lo sue tlic <iay I'll uclunlly 'y ior Iliu sij;lil_of_a cleuu, iioaJ_iiuiroriur/

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