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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 17, 1946
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BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COU1UEU NKWS WEDNESDAY, APK1L IV, OOUUKB oa N1WB WUmer Co* Tart. CbtaNW, D.- uvtt. *t U>» B»d« «• <- Oca- gMi. October », ItlT. carrier fax OM ett*af B&tMnib or W town wtier* eurkr Hntae le m*U>- ** per **efc or Me per month. By mtU. within • nuUiM a( 4P alMi, •"• Per ' |2.00 for dx months. »LOO (or three monthi; outibto M mil* •»•. »10J» per mr What Price fame? */ £ "Who's Who" is a valuable publiea- ti&i, but hardly what you'd call svtari- p£ or provocative. It never occured to us than anyone would study it, or, hiving- done- so, reach some ominous conclusions. But that's exactly what's also brings " wealth, education, medical attention, and servants." We doubt that the many teachers, clergymen, and librarians among our 100 Smiths are bothered with much wealth or many servants. But, granted that education and medical attention contribute to a healthy existence, why is it, then, that their great or small fame is cutting them clown two to four years loo soon? Dr. Smith has the answer—strain, lack of exercise, over work, and erratic hoi'.r.s. To which we can only add that if those destructive factors are the price of fame, then a lot of famous people in this country have been overlooked. And if all of us tired, sedentary, overworked citizens are to take our rightful places iit "Who's Who," the next edition is going lo take up more room than Dr. Eliot's five-foot shelf of Harvard Classics. Easter Lily The Die-Hard '.The bearer of the heavy tidings is Di\ JJapheu's. Smith, educator, author, sociologist of the Selective Service .system, and, of course, listed in "Who's, Who." Hp .has risen from his study of Iriis-lhick..volume .of American biography with the sobering announcement that fame is unhealthy. In fact, he says it is likely to carry a person off before his'time. I Our natural.impulse, on hearing this was to ]§cT..the,.office, .throw the key ajvay, stop trying to amount to something, and just concentrate on living oiit our normal: life span. But before .succumbing-to the impulse, we decided ta dip into "Who's'Who" and confirm o'ftr worst v suspiiionS. The dip, we are Happy,.,,to'.report, left us somewhat refreshed. } Irt'the brief time that we dared spare, We decided to sample the first 100 Shiiths in the book. "Who's Who" is fill of'Smiths,'and we didn't get over ak far as Smith, (James) Mapheus. But oiir sample did afford what might seem a]typical estimate,of longevity and dis- tniction, as represented by the. typical at\d prolific tribe of which Dr. J. JiIapYieus is a member. ' The first 100 Smiths; we found, hkvc an average age of 61, as against the a\ 7 erage' American's Hie expectancy c{t' 65 years. That didn't seem too high a, price for fame. And when you reflect that,Hie roster of "Who's Who" is pre- pfinderaritly masculine, and that thc _ a^era'ge" American male"s life expectancy is roughly 63 years, the price seemed still more reasonable, i Of coursej all those Smiths may shortly succumb to the burden of fame. Bttt Tight'now they seem to be doing \tell. In fact, 11 of them arc past 80 arid still bearing the burden with no apparent ill effects. > Dr.-Smith thinks that fame ought to bring health and long life, since it Whenever he pops up in the news, which is froriuenlly, James C. Petrillo has a way of inviting comment. The invitation is hard to resist, for the boss of America's organized musicians is a colorful and intriguing personality, whatever other opinion one may have of him. Perhaps Mr. Pclrillo's most fascinating characteristic is his die-bard opposition lo the Industrial Revolution. The; rest of the world guvc in long ago, but Mr. Puli-illa fights on. So far he has done pretty well in defiance of such authority as has been put in bis way. But we doubt that he can win in the long run, for reasons that must be as clour to him as to anyone else. Mr. Pclrillo obviously feels that anyone who joins his union is entitled to a job. That is a praiseworthy sentiment, but you just can't run the art of music today on a piecework basis. Music is a highly competitive profession. The buying public is discriminating. It wants the best it can get for its money, which means a brisk demand for the best soloists anil orchestras and few bidders for the inferior performers. Formerly Mr. Petrillo tried to force all sorts of musicians, giod and bad, upon (lit. 1 public. But now he is asking larger studio orchestras in the movie industry, with a $200-;i-wcuk scale for !0 hours' work, because, as one of his union officials put it, the 2000 or so musicians in Hollywood studios have "displaced 100,000 musicians throughout world." That is sad, but it is inevitable. And Mr. Petrillo's efforts lo gut a 100 per cent pay increase for the 2000 who have displaced the 100,000 won't remedy the situation. * IN HOLLYWOOD „ i< BY KKSKIN'E JOHNSON NKA Stiff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, April 17. INEAI — •liss Rose Ln Rose, the black-haired urlc.sque queen (real name: Ro- Inn Da Pcllo, of Brooklyn), who trips and bumps to the accompani- icnt of such classics us "The Poet UK) Peasant Overture" and "Claire de Lune," told us today that the novie censors were interfering with icr Impulses. "When I tee! like bumping, I nirnp," Ros c La Rose said. "But in the movies they tell me: Rose, keep your hips still. No bumps, please.' They even mil me jehind a screen so my fans couldn't se e all that was going on. They also put clothes on me — a harem costume. It was dreadful." "But," whispered Rose. "I didn't keep my hips still. The eel snicl: 'You can move your hips | only In an Oriental dance.' So I changed the title of my 'Sex Dance' to an 'Oriental' dance. The censors then said everything was all right. But they had to stop the camera several times when my impulses got the best of me." TOO HOT FOR N. Y.. TOO U was all reminiscent, Rose said. act when she got home. "It was very boring," she winced. "He always accompanied me on u harmonica, and he always played the same time, 'Blue Moon/ I don't know whether 1 got tired of him or 'Blue Moon'." TALK AHOUT OUATITUDK Celebrating their first anniversary as the owners of Lticey's restaurant. Steve Crane and Al Mathis were presented with a big bouquet of flowers by Hie waiters, bus hoys, and cooks. That's gratitude, brother. Hollywood Newsrecl: Fourteen scantily clad girls scampering around in a harem scene for RKO's "Sinbad the Sailor. "Our camera pans up to the rafters, where an electrician, sitting beside his light, is mi b reading a kids' comic book. Honest. isor j We saw it with our own eyes. If your jam 'n' jive son or daughter comes up with ;\ new brand of lingo soon, you can blame it on new song. The tune, which is CR-iKgidy-AZY to the point of madness, is called "The Iggldy Song," and uses a modern version of old-time Pig Latin by inserting an "Iggiciy" in each word. It was written by 'a couple of ex-Air of (he time she was banned from stripping for sis months in the city of New York. "I was too hot for New York," she said. "I couldn't control my impulses there, cither." She does her "Oriental" dance in a new PRO film, "Queen of Burlesque." Rose La Rosc. who started out 'ps secretary-treasurer for the brothers Minsky, now has a second husband, artist Franco Rucco. She divorced her first husband a cou- )le of years ago, complaining that fter she had finished her four ind five shows ii day, he would insist on her doing her strip tense Corps boys, Jules Fox and Jay Milton. A small sample of the goofy talk you'll soon be hearing Is the song's advice to ask for a kiss by coaxing. "Y-iggidy-OU won't. M-lggidy-ISS one L-iet'idy-lTTLE K-iggicly-ISS." You have lo ben N-iggidy-UTS, You have to be N-iggidy-UTS, WASHINGTON COLUMN Washington News Notebook We know tlicro arc certain groups trying to organize but mostly they have been talking big and do not do much.—Gen. Joseph T. Mc- Naincy. European Theater commander. ilnl l>y XKA SliUVIC.K. ISf. » ' • -XXXV "TJR. BANCROFT looked sharply • at Ann through his glasses. "You've got to stop all this smoking and drinking," he commanded. Ann sol straight, in indignant protest. "I hardly ever drink," - she retbHed, '"and you told me - yourself-.It Couldn't hurt, and ! that Smoking wouldn't either?" : J'Well, I've changed my mind . .- . you've got to stop it, under. stind? That's all," he ended, £et: tiijg up'tb dismiss her. She started toward the door, and -, paiised with one hand on the knob ; -"Why?" Ann inquired sarcasti- i cally. "Do you "want to teVl him 1 to| stop smoking and drinking, ; '*Send ; him '. batked. . in," thc doctor Am and Colin moved" into j Seettle. Ann didn't want to, but \ Colin was firm. Dr. Bancroft had r alarmed him about Ann's j coudition, and had recommended 'Drt King in Seattle as the best I m9h on the coast. So they moved inti> a, .service .apartment, where Ann didn't have anything to do — except sew and knit, and go to se^ the doctor once a week. Once a week seemed excessive to Ann, • but she was one against two, anc it "Seemed impossible to defy two 'su£h firm men as Colin and Dr Ann was lying on the daven- >rt, .'CEling, as she did so much ot the time now. She regarded Jock, rather critically. He was still hig and handsome as ever he seemed to have lost his glamor for her eyes. Suddenly seemed ratlicr contemptible, lie had had everything he wanted— nd gott it it w pected, that was his tough luck wasn't it? "You've changed an awful lol, Ann," he said. That's temporary," Ann said dryly. "The doctor assures me that I'll get my figure back.' 1 Jock looked impatient. "Don't be absurd, Ann. You know that's not what I mean. It's just—1 don't know how to put it—I don't feel I know you very well any more." "Perhaps you don't," Ann said. "You act so funny—as it you didn't like me any more—' Jock said, tentatively advancing seemed to have gotten over think ing about Jock. Once in '» while his name was mentioned iartB she gave him a thought o .tn£, but. the..never thought o huii at all any more, unless some i Off else mentioned him first. She iwwdered'.if. it was because she Iturtn't me him.for so long, but ithtt idea .Was dispelled when he one ifternopD. Colin was itter exchanging only Wrief»*t of greetings with b* excttied blmseU and left he statement lo be brushed aside by her. You're amazingly perspicacious all at once," Ann said. And so am I, she thought. Amazingly. Jock stood vip and said stifly, 'Very well, I'll leave. You won 1 ', rave to throw me out. I might nave known Colin couldn't resist telling you—he's such a Goddamned self-righteous bloke—lie couldn't resist telling you. so nc d look all the better to you—' And Jock (lung himself out of the apartment. Tell me what, Ann wondered. And then she had a sudden, sickening realization of wnat it might be that Colin could have told her about Jock—and hadn't. And she knew that she would never ask him—never think about it again if she could help it—and try to bury the memory ol a Jock tha she once had loved unsmirched b the conjecture that she could a least keep from becoming a cer Jtainty. ...... .. ")NCE Milliccnt called on Ann " while Colin was out. She >ro\;glit Her a crocheted afghan, nml Ann was touched, and rather embarrassed. There was such lot ot work on it nnd she didn't :cnlly :<now ncr very well. Milli- ccnt seemed a little cmbarasscd too. "I'm sure you'll be all right, Ann." she said. "Of course I will," Ann said. "You're making Colin very happy, you know." Milliccnt said, and there seemed a trace of wistfulness in her voice. "Having n baby, you mean?" Ann was dense. "Well—that too, of course. I'm i;lnd you are, Ann. Colin is a nice person, you know." "1 know." Ann said. And then, unforgivably, but she couldn't help it, she nskcd, "Why did you divorce him?" "Because I didn't have any •sense," Milliccnt said grimly. There was a little silence, then she rose to go. "Take care of yourself, Ann. But Colin will take care ot you, I know. Be grateful that your husband is adult. It's quite a nelp." Nina called, too. She trough gifts for thc baby, and exclaimed rapturously over (he things Am already nad. "I love babies," sh said. "Don't you?" "Um—medium." Ann said, expect to love this one. Wh don't you nave a oaby, Nina? "Somehow I don't think Joe would make an ideal lather ma said grimly. "You're getting along all righ rcn't you?" Ann said, then add d apologetically, "I'm sorry, Nin —n. isn t any of my business. D •well. 1 hope you are.' "Jock is considerably cha enea, Nina said. "Sure—1 10 K\ ff.TVM KDSOX NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NEAl — Long- range political prospects put Tru- nrnn as Democratic candidate tor re-election in 1018. with Henry Wallace as his running mate. Thc two arc closer than Wallace and Roosevelt ever were, find what's more, Truman listens to what Wallace tells him. The Wg catch In this 1848 ticket prediction is that Truman will then lie (H, Wallace SO. Wallace would thus be <H in ID52. And 64 is considered too old for a presidential candidate. But Wallace is not expected to l)o' a candidate in 1948 unless Truman bows out. • • • : Wallace is regarded by his associates as "the healthiest man for is age in thc country." He walks liree miles to work every mornins,', ml docs it in 40 minutes. He gar- ens and plays tennis. He never vnlts for an elevator, but climbs hrec and four nights of stairs, wo steps at n time. And he runs his staff ragged, trying lo keep up vith him. On American Mercury Magazine's "Meet the Press" program, iOrmer Governor Harold Stasseii of Minnesota was asked. "If yon were President today, what would you do that isn't bciiiR done now?" Replied Stassen. "That's the SGI question." He refused to elaborate, but under pressure he did admit thnt the first thing he would do would be to "get some good men around me." KATE OF FATHER RELEASE GOVERNS DRAFT QUOTAS Thc Army estimates it will be- down to its last 100.000 draftee fathers by. July 1. If can't dis-! charge fathers faster, unless it upsets thc entire point system fov priority discharges. That puts t he- problem squarely up to Congress. K Congress wants fathers dis- larged (nster. it \vill have to y>:>5.-> cliil legislation, exempting filers trom. the point system. If ngrcss does that, current draft }tns will have to be stepped up keep Ilic Army at required eiiRth for occupation and sllp- • duties. rlup Economic Sf.ibiliicr Chester HowN's in his drive to hold down oust of cotton. BABY CHICKS:', to 5 davs nlil—SI lo $12 per 100. Several breeds — Feeds, Founts — Feeders. KLEVATOK KKKI) STORE Broadway at It. R. Tracks | Central-American Illinois has contributed $4,300.000 to the Chicago Housing Authority for \i,se in acquiring land [or veterans' housing. TEN FINGERS ARE NOT ENOUGH to relieve dry itchy scalp, but you can. get, 10:1! relief with MoroKnc Hair Tonic. Helps remove loose dandruff flakes. MOROLIME HAIR TONIC HORIZONTAL 1,5 Pictured President of Guatemala 12 Thrust 13 Respectful 15 Augment 16 Remains 13 Tune 19 Past 20 Soften 21 Gazel 22 General 23 One (prefix) 24 Dropsy 27 Box 29 Upward 30 Three-toed sloth 31 Sliovel 34 Torment 38 Pronoun 39 Container 40 Vase -51 Checks " 47 Aged 48 Three (comb, form) 43 Gully 50 Scottish river 51 Metric measures •53 Improve •55 East Indian ; fish 156 Try '; VERTICAL : I Deemed 2 Unfastened 3 Silver (symbol) 4. Close 5 Seed case C Advise 7 Level 8 Waistcoat 9 Area measure 10 Alliance 31 His country 11 Vegetables lies • of 12 German town Mexico H Characteristic 32 Murmured (ab.) 17 Exist 25 Mire 26 Mimic 27 Feline 28 Hurry 41 Bad cliild 42 Unusual 43 State 44 Osculate 45 Half-em 40 Chair 52 Transpose (ab.) 54 Myself tic guy in thc words of thc po nar song, out tlicn I never d lave any sense.' 1 Well, well, Ann thought. steady file of people coming in ihe apartment if confess to i that they didn't have any sen The implication—flattering if a surd—was that she did. Ann knew better. She didn't have any sense at all, but she certainly got the breaks. (To B« Concluded) _ - .. Incidentally, the Army says nnot lower physical standard'* pence-time draftees. To do so ould merely mean draftinp mm occupy hospital beds, and then afting 'more men to take the invalids. Thc Aluminum company OL merica. now Hint it 1ms been re- need from its "monopoly- to con- rol over a mere -148 per cent of le industry, as a result of tne ilc ot Kovcrnmeiit-owned pl:iius > Reynolds Metals and Knisri. ill ask for dismissal (if lll<- snv- niincnt's anti-tins! mil that ccn hanging over Alcoa's lieiui to ears. • » • Time anil Ihe mrve process rliminutinn have removed * of most men tin Uie li or consideration as appointees ucw President's Iv.ui Council, which will prepare ri:'.!:i for submipsion to Congress uiuior the "full" employment act. SniHii. director of thc Bureau o! the Nutiset. i.s considered a l;v;u-,i choice. Inn he's doing such ;i !;i-io- and important job where i-. ( ; that he may not be moved. For every rein per pound th-.i raw cntion aoes up. S'IS.tKlO.WO Iv: lo he added'in the nation's rot!": Bood.^ and clothmp bills. Thai : fieuied ,in riir: rsthnatcd 19-lii ion- , sumption of n.COO hales, or vxv- 000.000 pounds. The rise nf Inn: [cents in tb c price of cotton MIII- tlie end of the war, therefor,'. mi-ails a S180.000.OOU ineveasr m the cost O f C otto» cloth. This .-. Ihe (netur which has been boili- PASSEP AND UEFr FAR BEHIND PURSUIT PLANEi ...ALSO ', D1VIN&. Jur Boarding House with Maj, Hoopie EGAD? ft MPiM Of NW E KlMD OP GUV VJWO ROLLS UP HIS SLEEVJES To f^WHEM A DOCK BOLTS, ITS FASTENED; ' ' ' MlMD SHOULD 8E SOME DIGNJIWED PROFESSION WHEN A HORSE 80LT5, J. C.. STEER OURSE, WHERE iO BE M.V LD l^' FROM OF ESKlNAOS SUFFERING FROM. COBRA BIT E-S. OV4t-J BOSS — T. COULD l^'T HOW ABOUT LACROSSB COACH A BARBER. COLLEGE BUDS AND SEEDS WERE AN IMPORTANT SOURCE . OP SUSTENANCE FOR. INDIANS' AND EXPLORERS .'; OF THE EARLY WEST. i \ Nature invented mineral wool j SIDE GLANCES Vy GalbralHi . , WORK. IF VOU CftNi GET ByJ. R. Williams Out Our Way THXT LOO5E BRICK OO TH' C HUMBLY MAY FALL t>OWM AM' COMK. SOMEBODY, SLIT WE CAM'T EVEM <3IT WELL, POT ONE O' TH' KITTENS UP THERP AM' CALL "IH" FIRE DER-MJ.TMEMT-- "Yoii'r falher !ins been pulling so imicli cnipliasis on how , < \vc should lliink only of Hie spiritual side ol Kastei' we. j Ifekvon't show our new hats iinliM-.nslor.niornmt;!;^ j

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