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TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1940, BLTTHKVILI£ COORIKB N1WS ._._*• MMOd d*M at Mythrrute, ArkaiMM. under id at Ooo- Oetohcr a, 1*11. tf santar to th» dfey e« MythMO* ar as« 30e per week, w <6e per month. MO. iMIihi • radbM at 40 s*ka, •*« par *M» I«r rix mootl». »l» ft* ttM* BMfathr, ouWd* (0 Mir MM, »rtJ» pat raar !• adraaot. f No Communists Wanted ; The new Utility Workers Union of ; America ((CIO) contented itself with •• some .self-evident, trulhs in explaining - - why it barred Communists from mem- - tership at its first convention. One of Z the officers stated that 99 per cent of " , workers in the utility industry are op- i , posed.to communism or any other ism, - and explained their stand thus: ? "We feel that communism is op- 5 posed to Americanism and to all free ]• institutions . . . Members of the Com- . t rnuriist" Party always put their loyalty i to the party ahead of the union or any r other interest." | These facts are familiar in and out i '.'of -.organized labor. And surely no one ~ Vkiiows them better than the member? ship o( unions that harbor Comrmin- T ists in their bosom. Yet it is significant T that none of these unions has seen fit 'Jil as yet to curb its Communist members. t And it is particularly significant that ~ the first such move should come from a union of utility workers. .1 .-.. These workers are in a ticklish !i . 'spot. Steel and automobile unions can "- v "conduct, protracted strikes without •j arousing too much public muttering. ;• - • Even the coal workers' annual walkout is ' taken calmly. But when utility workers threaten a strike, they are threatening a shut-off of light or power or water. They are threatening health and life. They are threatening their union's fut- Vure by inviting strong public condemnation. It may well be that the new :!^ft 3;yy£y.A.?has.v: decided on a program •••*- which will seek economic advancement Pj by peaceful and patient means and j-» thereby win more public support than j£y other organized utility workers—not|p ably the power-plant workers in Michael IT!". Quill's Communist - tinged transport >,U rkttuon in New York—have been able • tl _ to'rally. Certainly, one of the best |J2 ways to launch such a program is to :•'*£ do just what the UWUA has done. ^' Communists seek to enlighten and £*• prepare the proletariat and bourgeoisie ;^*' for better times through violence. They ;";; work like beavers for a spot within a. union where they can foment -unrest and promote violence. But their Uctics don't set wel| with most Americans. Why, then, do other unions tolerate and encourage Communists? Perhaps because of their great organization zeal. Perhaps because they have a chameleon-like way of identifying themselves with legitimate and popular goals so long as it suits their purpose. But all CcwnmuniBt-harooring union* should be wise to these tactics by now. They should be wise to the fact that (he public is also getting wise. It seems generally clear now that the General Motors strike was stretched out into the longest and costliest in our history not only because of «m- flocing labir-managenient views, but also because of an intra-union leadership fight in which a Communist faction played a leading part. So it woidd seem that this new CIO union has embarked on a sensible course which other and older unions might follow to the eventual benefit of all labor. . Dictating FQrm_Pol|cy for Another Year Care in a Crisis Commercial America is suffering from a housing shortage, too. Veterans are starting their own business. New fields are opening up. Established firms are expanding to try to meet the pent-up demand for goods and services. And there, is little relief•• in sight. Governmental curbs on non-essential construction indicate that there will be no extensive building, except in the.housing field for the next.two years. This is as it should be. Yet it behooves the owners of business establishments to take care that the present situation does not become worse. It could become worse through neglect, as A. D. Pickelt, chairman of the cleaning and maintenance committee of the Tile Council of America, 1ms recently pointed out. His advice may seem of an obvious sort, biit it is worth emphasizing. For, with few opportunities for remodeling in prospect, pro|>et- care is necessary if existing buildings are to be kept usable. . And they must be. It can readily be seen that if any commercial or industrial space is neglected to the point of becoming dangerous or uninhabitable, that much more economic woe has been piled on an already critical situation: , SO THEY SAY To support international order, Greece mutt be strong and free, with well-iirotected frontiers. Greece should not side with any disputing jxr*'- ers. but stay nloo(.—Greek Foreign Minister Constantino Rendis. * * * The only way t& cut bach the cost of. goveiri- mrnt Is to cut. back on 'appropristions aha rettlfie to vote deficiency bills, except for a yery etn*r- gency purpose.—Rep. Harold Kmitson • (R.^t Minnesota. • • • xxxvi drove the car into the ,,7f- 'iiarace in the basement ot the j Medical-Dental Building, and i AJ?» wW, "I'll meet you at Frtd- \ «rick*s in an hour or so. I don't J know how long I'll be." i "Oh, I'm coning up with you," j Colin answered. ; "But-why, Colin? It's silly for JTjiu to com* 141." • i tph," he answered airily. "J • IriMMUnd that women always <Zul'. in 'love with their obstetri- .. icians, and I want to look him • jover and find out if he's worthy . •'>'<* *»" j '^Thtt was th« last very cie«r i memory Ann had of the day. She \srir the doctor, and the next thing ; .! «*>« khew Colin was driving last !*• ** lunpiUl, trying not to show Itus atarm. "But after all," Ann ; 'said, "lots of people have toxemia. . !I'w read lot* about it—it isn't , : netotarfly dangerous. Kot when •ttew's k food doctor in charge." '.. i • ?-**e r . when she w«s in bed . i and momentarily unattended save • bf Colin, som« of his obvious jwnic infected her, and she re: Imeinbcred more of what she had . ;irad about toxemia. "Look i Colin," it»e said, "if I lot* as i ^ ]I-wert ^ta( to have a convulsion .••. :«hoye a towel between my teeth I wfli your™ : Celto r«nj frsntically for iitJrse, and wh«n ^>e appcaret •aid: "Get me 2 special nurse, wi ; you? Three of them, so she woa ;b* left alone." ,Th« nurse was calm. "If you down to the desk—" sh "And l«v* my wife?" Colin a« an«uirt)ed. rtay with her. She't aB T««i jort rn afoot "ow •« Jnat be a naiauot her* be, Mn. Drake?" ' • * * ' but bound sh "Colin, don't yo •Mstcc me to ! wins, seeing as we can't have my more? Don't you think so, olin?" "You're a smart girl, darling— 10 -question about it," Colin answered, uneasily wondering how nn knew, so soon, that she couldnt have another child. "Are they be»utiful, Colin? oes the boy look like you and the girl like me?" Colin had seen those two for- rn acraps of humanity before hey went into the incubators, and rivately thought he had never een anything so awful in, his life. le couldn't tell Ann that, of course. The poor lamb was going o have a tough enough fight as t was, without knowing that. He vas silent so long that Ann wor- ied, and, weak as she was, be- -ame insistent. "What do they oofc like, Colin?" 'Just—just like babies," he an- wered feebly. They didn't of course. They looked like nothing human, but at least he couW tell Arm they looked like babies. By he time she *»w them, they would ia«« Improved. They couldn't fail o improve some. • • • A NN wat jetting impatient. She xi was feeling pretty well, and she 'wauanl to be up and around. Most of an, she wanted to see her children. Children—it had a nice sound. Much nk*r than child, really. She was proud of herself for having twe at once. "I want to name her Ma^aret." she said. "1 hope she'll be as nice as Margaret Ihmcan. And, Colin —would you—I mean, do you want to numc him Colin?" "I'd rather not. Not unless you especially want it. I think it's a handicap to a child to sutler under Michael for a name—although;it's another one of the fancy ones— but after all, there's your father to name him after. I think Michael Drake is a nice name—Michael Drake, Second — much bettor than Colin Drake, Junior. Won't we be a nice family, CoUri? Practically ideal, I think. A'boy and a girl—why, nobody could ask for anything more." "I coulda't," Colin said. *iiN HOLLYWOOD; 11V KKSKINt JOHNSON NEA SUM Cwrtsaundent . HOLLYWOOD. April 18. <NEA> — Let it never be said thitt Johnson cant take it. Today «e took a custard pie Miiack in the face. Hetty Mutton let us have It between the scenes of "Tlie Perils or Pauline," in which she is playing Ihc movies' hold - time serial queen. Pearl White. But we must honestly report Betty almost couldn't. tak e it. She was holding the pie and winding up like Dizzy Dean, ready to make our face look like a pie factory smorgasbord, when she turned to the cameraman <we wanted a liieture to prove ill and Mnced: ; "I-ets Bet this over with. This pie is making me sick." "Allergic to pies?" we asked her, innocently. "Bub." said Betty, who has a date with the stork, "These days I'm allergic to EVERYTHING." Then she let fly with that cus- taid pie. It didn't hurt a bit. We have only two minor complaints. The custard was a little too sweel, and we felt, a little'hurt that a bij; studio like Paramount couldn't spare us a cup of coffee along with tlie pie. A BELI.-KINGING MOVIE "The Perils or Pauline" should make a humdinger of a movie, even the youngsters don't remember he intrepid Pearl White, who starred . in those Saturday afternoon hriHers way back In 1914. Pearl was a daredevil heroine, )erfonning reckless and endless stunts which soon rnadi her the darling of the nickelodeons. Like Pearl, Betty • leaps from airplanes to. moving freight trains, goes over Niagara Falls in a barrel, is trappei In a runaway bulloon. and is. tlft to the railroad track :t;, the mid night express thunders through' tlv night. She did most of her ov.'n stunt; without the help of a douole; and when the 'public doubted her cour age, Pearl had herself hoisted or a steel girder to the 20th floor o a building at 41! Street and B 'P a iy way in New York. She was 4<ivfr a gal. • '•."', Pearl retired from the screeri; with a couple of million bucks In 1921. She went to Paris, aiyi'Irl-j velcd around Europe with the so-j cial set until her death In Parh Uu 1937, at the ut;e of 49. She was ft Ore-en Ridge. Mis-, sourl,-girl, who crashed the infant' movies after being u bareback rld*.- in a circus and a stock compam actress. . * MKN IIANIH i: THE "PERILS" Naturally, Betty Hutton isn't do- 1 ing those stunts herself. Especiall}' \ not with the stork en route. Suuic| • Of them are so difficult that e\eiij . Hollywood stunt Birls wouldn't ukt| the risk. A couple of stunt menj j in blonde wigs, are doing most ol i> them. • Hank Mann, one of the odginai' Keystone Kops. does the pie-thio^- ing In the picture. But Hank's .heajt isn't in it. "The ham is out ol me." he told us. "I just like ,lo sit fc'ith the gang now and talk about the old times." ri ' The mustachioed villain who plifl' ses Pearl as'of yore is Paul Panzer He knows how it's done, toi, be 'caus e l!e was the original villain in II the 1914 serial. Pander is still act " ing, under contract to Warnei Brois. 'Hie technical director if- ' Louis Gasnier, who wa.s Pearl's di- . rector. " • Screen Star ,€>„ WASHINGTON COLUMN War Via The North Pole the trrdSfntty of 'Junior.' " Ann OOdded wisely. "I do, too," she agreed. "O »ur»e, CoUo't one of the fancy pamw youYa aspvaaHl to avoid M naming your children, anywiy —but—weU. I>r« alww» llktd ANN and Colin were sitting on ' the rug in front of the fireplace, each holding a baby. Margaret and Michael, perhaps a little backward because of their poor start, were just beginning to walk, nt fifteen months. Michael clutched Ann's outstretched finger desperately, while Margaret waa anging onto both Colia'i hands. The twins had rev«ned Ann's xpress desire. Michael looked ike her, and Margaret like Colin. Colin, do you s'pose she's going o have your nose? Yaw no*e it perfectly lovely on you. but it vould take an awful lot of char- cter for a girl to live down a nose ike that!" . ~ - _*< "She's eoing to have a lot of haracter," Colin said pridefully. 'And she hasn't got much nose of any sort yet." —^ Ann leaned and klned the back of Michael's n«ck. "Be a big man and walk to Daddy," dta murmured to him. - •**•».<( At the same time Margaret let !o of Colin'i hands, and the two babies staggered drunkenly toward each other, passed, and with a final burst of speed tumbied flat, each into a parent's lap, where they were picked up and hugged. Ann kissed Margaret, and looked across to Michael, who was clambering up to Colin'* shoulder, his father's hand holding him steady. Sh« looked around the room, and found K good. Here within her reach was everything she could ever want And suddenly she knew a great truth, that had been developing a long, lone while, and Anally had blossomed into something incredibly beautiful. "Colin," «h* said sofUy," I do love y*u." ' BY PETER ED SON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. April 18 .(NBA) —Even though there may never be nother u-orld war, it is the job of ny army and nnvy to be prepared or one. That is why a Pearl Har>or Investigating Committee in Congress has been at. work ever ever since last fall—trying to find nit why the United States' Army md Navy weren't ready for what happened Dec. 7. 1941. With that horrible example'still resh in mind, it should take no jreat intellect to deduce (hat p|ans must be in the making now to', protect this country against any sneak attack. What those detailed plans may be is properly the business of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. But adding up stray items of recent news and combining them with piecemeal announcements that have been made by military authorities, it is possible to pet n clear conception of where trouble may come from in the future. This is not wiir-monKcring •. In any respect. It is merely something on which every American should have some understanding^ It must begin with the understanding that the United States Is primarily a defensive nation. It has no aggressive designs on any other country. It is, however, fundamental principle of U. S. foreign policy to defend the United States shores against foreign invasion. In other words, to fight wars forced upon the United States on tlie aggressor's battlefields, thus helping to preserve the safety of people living in this country. DIRECTION OK WAR CHANGES In this century, the course of grent wars has been from cast to west, or west to east. Germany against France, Germany against Inssia. Jnrjftn against Russia. Japan gainst cnina. the United States— efensively—against Germany nnd npnn. Today this east to west and west o east is the long way around the trerne speeds again&t'targels,prede- termined by the warning .system. The r^al force of the defensive however, is unanyfced as a strong counter-offensive—immediate retaliation against the aggressor's bases to reduce and choke off the waves or attack at their source and destroy the enemV's potential to muke war. Read Courier rtewS Want Ads THIS CURIOUS WORiD M1NCPAL WOOL. NOW USED AS INSULATION. HAWAII, FOR MANV GENERATION^ CKPOSITED SILK-LIICE FIBERS CVER. SURROUNDING ARIAS DURIN& ERUPTIONS. SCIENTISTS' DISCOVERED THIS.SUBSTANCE TO BE FORMED BY COMPRESSED STEAM EXPUDDiNS THROUGH BUBBLING. LAVA... AND NOW USE THE PROCESS TO PRODUCE THE AMNERAL WOOL. OF COMMERCE. R. I94« BY KEA SERVICE I T. M. «K. V. S. FAT. OFF. YOUR FIRST COUSIN'S CHILD IS WHAT RELATION TO YOU? SPHERICAL BOXES CONTAINING STRONG, SMELLING. SCENTS, WERE WORN BY i EARLY EUROPEANS TO OVERCAME THE. ANSWER: First, cousin' once removed. NEXT: What came* the Wrinkle* ln.y»nr face. orld. With the advent of the cng-range airplane, the shortest nttrcontinentnl distance In the orthcrn hemisplicre has become tie great circle routes across the Arctic. Taking these facts into consider- tion ^ill throw some light on ^ lumber of recent events. It explains the Navy's recent maneuvers with the carried Mid- i'ay. off the const of Greenland. It explains U. S Interest in "Opera- ion Mnsk-Ox," the Canadian expedition into the for north to test equipment nnd plane-lo-eround Utaon. U.ASKA ASS11SFES NEW IMPORTANCE It explains (he concern of Soviet Russia over the presence of u. S. roops in Iceland. It explains why Soviet Russia \vas so anxious to get U. S. weather observation sta- .lons out. of eastern Siberia. It emphasize* how Important Alaska has become to the United States. The far north has become America's new air defense frontier. Major Kenneth Gantz of the Army Air Forces headquarters staff, writing n special article in "Air Force." official Army publication, points out the requirements of this defense. He assumes that any attack upon the United States will be an ttomlc bomb air attack across the polar areas. Tlie basic requirements for n defense of this new frontier are three. First, an early-warning system, adequately dispersed to afford all- round coverage and world-wide range. Secondary defense will be interceptor weapons. 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