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roui BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.); (COURIER NEWS i'HB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS! 1 *•; THE COURIER NEWS CO. '„"{. H. W. HAINES, Publisher -. ;• SAMUEL P. NORRI8, Editor • J JAM£S A. OATEN3, Advertising Manager '-6ole National Advertising Representatives: Ijfiataoe Wltmer Oo., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. **Publ]«hed Every Arternooi Eicept Sunday 'Entered ,u strand class matter »t the port- ofto* »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under tct o! Oon- gven, October 9, 1917. •^ Served by the united Press 7"- SUBSCRIPTION RATES _ By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, JOo per w«k, pr 850 per month. "jBy mail, within a radius of 40, miles, M.OO per y&X, (2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by,.mall outside.' SO . mile zone $10.00', pen .year P4jable In advance. Record Victory [iresidc'iit of .thciAmoriean Kcd- < oyaliou of Musicians, James Caesar i?feti'J))o, has \ypii a notable victory over th'o United States govcnimcnt, a large gVtnip of manufacturers representing a major source of musicin.its' omploy- $$nt, and a ; sizeable blo-ik of public ()pi;}ion. In doing so he has erected a landmark in 1 this country's labor-manager history. ~ ( On Aug. 1, 1942, Mr. Pelrillo for- tetle union musicians to make any more i-eeords or transcriptions until record manufacturers agreed to pay a royalty fo the union on each record, not the performers. Subsequently the War Ln- fior Board ordered him to lift the ban. He lefused. Finally the President of the I United States pplilcly reiiuested him to $jey the government order. Again Mr. f £6tri)lo refiised. ' ' .^ Only then did the President reveal j that legal means \ycrc being sought to ' enforce the long-standing government order They were not forthcoming. Fin- alfy the Columbia and KCA Victor companies (the largest and most stubborn fioklouts) despaired of any government action. They capitulated oh Armistice Cay and signed a contract containing *-*W some remarkable features. *» Under it the record companies vvill p|y an estimated $4,000,000 in annual royalties They must allow the union to famine then financial statements and give othei mfoim.ilion : ihe union "may rfiquire " They cannot check or inquire on disbursements ot 'these royalties. Then contacts with lindiyidual artists jge good only tor, thq,life, of .the.com-., ppuy-umon cfniti act.'~' ' -• •" •' •'''•' ' ' : K "If there's a strike," says Mr. Pet- Xillo, "an aitist's personal contract IB Kjjll and void " •••-..• ?•* The musicians who depended on recoid-making Tecs for a large part of then annual income may now resume that \\oik aflet two and a half years. But they have gamed nothing unless they lose all income. For Mr. Petrillo wTys, the loyalty fund will be used "to .spread musical culture" and aid mi- iapployed members., ^ The ai list's individual bargaining 5§\ver which is a matter of talent and jrabhc acclaim, has been greatly weakened ConlMcti, based on that bargaining ifouei aie no\\ subject, in the last analysis, to Mi Petrillo's personal whims, jtiht as the record companies' continuance m business was subject to Mi Petiillo's demands. S By his mockery of both government aulhontj and public interest, Mr, Pet- filjo has, moved into a class with the big business manipulators of another era, ft hose anogant and injurious use o!' power eventually 1 led to their downfall. And this Pdmnnstiation at present is incapable of cuibing Mr. Petrillo as weie othei administrations when Wall Street held the whip hand. -.-••It is time that some government .curbs were effected. Otherwise Mr. ''" Peli'illo's complete' triumph will stand 1 as a precedent and an invitation lo any FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 19M to othei' union leader who might caro follow his path. That path will inevitably lead big labor where it led big busincss-to a loss of freedom and prestige and public confidence. View&ol Miami) ^ tditefaJt turn UrM* to tte tot b u MfaMwMfment at *.' Step Toward Better Schools A long ttcp io'wnrd solving lite state's schcv>l problem was taken lust fall when Hie Arkansas Education Association agreed with (he PnlJllo Expenditure Council to seek additional school funds from existing taxes. The ni'rccment endorses n course that Arkan- sct keenly needs—greater economy and efficiency In the use of lax revenues. It means Hint the slate must tighten up on .spending In order to divert $2,000,000, the amount settled on, from present tax sources lo the schools. For while that might be done easily enough right, now, the levies aren't golns to.produce as much when Ihe war I)roili jiassco. And If the slnlc adopts n thriftier course to provide more school money, the schools are obliged to get Ihc most value from every dollar of their funds. , To their credit, Ihe school people have recognized that duty. They have urged legislative measures for belter use of school funds, hut usually the bills fuilcd to pa.ss, or were so altered ns lo fall short of the results sought. Some of these recommendations arc repented In the legislative program announced by Ihc Arkannis Education Association this week, Other Ideas nrc Included, some plainly in order now, some which would lake lime lo work out, but nil calling for thoughtful consideration. Two proposals nrc definitely lo the point oi economy—Hint small, inefficient districts' be merged inlo large ones, and llial there bo provision for auditing and supervising all school finances. Arkansas has loo many small districts—DO lo 100 In many counties. This is a hangover from the days of simpler education, when children walked to school or went, by horse. It .Is as out' modcd as an oxcart. Education needs simply cannot be met on tuch a basis .if divided, authority and revenue. Not every county might'find It praclicnl to put. all of its rural schools In .one district, and then make a single district of each of it* large cities, as'Piilaski'did. Hut certainly there is no logic In trying to mnliHnin 30. to 100 districts In n coini- ly—some prosperlng/whlle adjoining dlUrlcls'can provide only^'n ; fow-^inorjlhs v of, school .under 'teachers paid beggnrly* salaries! ' • ' Proper supervision and auditing of school fi- .nnuces Is n plain business necessity. Without it there will bo waste—al he expense of the children, the teachers and the laxpa>ers, The 'Education Association and the Public Expenditures Council arc .getting down to fundamentals In dealing with the school problem. Governor-Elect- Lancy has expressed his desire to co-opprutc. AH together now, and we can achieve some real Improvement. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. SO THEY SAY Any such (V-2) attacks could linve no great* military effectiveness and could only serve to stimulate the nation sill) further iii its 1 determined prosecution of the war. — U. S. War Navy Department joint statement. • * » I can n.wure yon Hint generally speaking there will 1)G no emergency thlpmcnls of anthracite into Eiiy community thi.'; winter. Production will nol permit.— Deputy Solid Fuels Administrator C. J. Potkln. » T » • Well, I'm glnd the election Is over. Mnybc now the :>coi)lc will remember we have n little war on over here Dial we think is Important.— 1st Army sergeant in Germany. « » • It should not be contended thnl the present tt'iir did not force as M ioh'c many of our problems through sheer ncccsiity. As a rc.-sult we Imi'c made ns much progress In the prl:( four years as we might have made In 10 years, m a world nl iic.icc.— Raymond P. Laming 1 , vice r-rc-'idcnl Bendix Aviation Corps. SID! OUNCES a TO -f,\t..m CO??. 15U 01 NEA StflYICE, IHC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAI. Off. "Thank you for the compliinenl! M'ocl wonderful, (oo, since our cur was junked and I've been Inking thai long ~ --k.«... >*'»lk lo Ihe betinly shop Iwice n week!'.' ',..-• THIS CURIOUS WORLD CONTRARY TO POPULAR OP/NION DO Nor SHINE WORE BRILLIANTLY IN THAN IN IT JUST HAPPENS THAT Atosr OF THE BRI<&HTE5r 5XARS ARE IN CONSTELLATIONS VISIBLE IN WINTER. •-fFVou CAN 6EFINYOUR CAR «,,^ , I; DRIVE AWAY, AND FIND irMISSIN&" ' ^ ••" ITTRELL, ' FISHERMEN WHO SEARCH FOR'ANGLE- WORMS AT NlGHrSHOULD USE. ' b/teo LIGHT"/ORDINARY Lienr CAUSES THEM ro RETREAT INTO THEIR-BURROW. vrt ——- w—^ -—^_ _ 1 _KEX:T;';whcrc did Jnsh'polaiccs originate? la Hollywood liV KKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Slaff Correspondent VERONICA LAKE wore long licnvy untiles on her recent fisliing :rip to the Ilifih Sierras. It gave her an idea. Her Christinas cards this year will feature n photograph of glamorous La Lake in red ilan- ncls! Brian Donlcvy, unhappy with his role in "Two years Before the Mast," is now calling the picture, "Two Minutes Before the Camera." The Krnie I'ylc movie "G. I. .loc" »il( cosl 53,000.009. Producer Ixsttc Cowan will sink all the profits (if "Tomorrow the \Vorlrt" into the \rar story. Although Hollywood thinks Bmi- da Marshall is set for another picture, she will first do a piny on TSroadway. She wants to escape those heavy roles. Svisnn Haywaid and new hubby Jess Barker have rented Donald Cook's valley home, settling those separation rumors. Van Johnson and Chili Williams have discovered cadi uthcr. Chirk Gable lias promised his Metro bouses not to cio any outside pictures until he does three for them. * • • Bill Beiidix is taking typing lessons for Ills role as an Army scr- gcnt In "A Bell for Adano" at 20th Century-Fox. The burly Bendix pounded the keys so hard he al- inost wrecked the machine. The repair man gave him a fishy eye and said: "Ty-peivrilcrs arc scarcer than actors these days." C^r Boarding Rouse with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way ByJ. R. Williams / WELL. THEY CHARGE \ ALL THAT TO SOME I BI6OER. \VORD--THEY \ CAM'T BE PimiNJ' DOVXM \ EMER.V WHEEL MO. 2. TEW 1 BUTCHER. KMIVES-- ) LATHE MO. fa, SEVEM f KOLLIW PIWS--,M1LL ) (EGAD. 1 ODD HOWiKI JAEMTlOM A TOPIC ~sit,\ POMD&RIN& SERIOOSW-~&M IDEA TO OTlUZE TU6 AlR "STlRRtD UP BV ING DOORS,-—i IT IM A PRESSURE THAT IMVEMTIOM SHOULD PROVE STILL DCU'T 6EUEVE THEV'D MAKE AMY MOMEY OM IT-WITH ALL1H' STUFF I'VE SEEM MADE OM TH' , COMPA-WV'S TIME, I COM'7 SEE HOW THERE IS THIS. COMPANY VELMET ORf\PES TO ATTRACT TUE MODEENJ SOPHI&TIGXT60 MOOSE.' ._'/ .,v, i iT OBOE'S AMD FLUTES TTACHED TO RENDER. POET AND PEPANtiT" AND OTHER CLASSICS.' 5 EVEKS A FEW BfvRfi O£.B006iE - HEU'l.ESS" ADI) ikim-slu- (icip jirohlcms: llutli Warrick's chauffeur elorirll ,«itli the cook—and both quit their • * • • Metro is plotting a film biography of Caruso, with Xavier Cuga. .working ns technical adviser on the script. As n boy prodigy, Cngat ncccinnnnlcd Caruso on tour as ar assisting artist. Qroucho Marx probably own; the. world's most expensive yull bag. He has a $500 check taper on the side—:i golfing wager lu won from songwriter Harry Hnbj which he refuses to cash. Three oldtimcrs, Chester Conklin, William Desmond, ami Ki Guard, lire cnmlini; in Universal': •Trisco Sal." And it's a romelicK for Harry I.anRclon nl Itcpulilie it "Swinjin 1 en.a Kauihow." Two film cutters at Republic answer to .Ihc names of Fred Allen and Irving Berlin. 1 * * '* Every'Dog-HIS nay Uept.: "D.ii- sy's" five" puppies on the "Leave I to Dlondle" set at Columbia nl have stand-Ins. IVnducor .Mike Tnilii aiui .Ie.ui rite Mncllcn.ilil are (liscussini; : dway musical after slic com rletes her Chicago opera contract. In Ills' tltft . three pictures in Hol- lywcod,,Waller Slezak was knowt successfully as Slinky. Hiah Pocket. and Slue;. Now they're calling lun "Horseface" (or his role In "Salome Where She Danced." j Bill Goodwin susocsts "Jack an I Jilt" as a pood title for n stor about Hollywood divorces. 11:111. I've played Franklin as a philosopher, Fiunklin as a patriot, 'ranklin as an Inventor, Franklin n . . ." "Waif a minute," interdict! flellamy. "Have you ever ilaycd Franklin as a human licing?" RKO wil] send Spanish star Isa- lelita on a good will tour of 20 fltln American countries following he premiere of "Panamericnn." Warbler f Helen ' Forrest was inching in a cafe near 20lh Ccn- ury-Fox when a juke box devotee valkcd in and started playing her words exclusively. Finally Helen lade a different selection and the like dialer snapped: "What's the latter, lady? Dontcha appreciate ood music?" FARMERS H'c have plenty of Iron Roofing and Rough' Cypress for barns and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms if desired. E. C. Robinson lumber Co. i Work shoe re- rs arc niude e -ivilh the same mcticu- [lous care used [or most expensive shoes. Our feathers are long wearing and the best available for this character work. If you want wear and comfort try us. Factory Method * * Our newly installed equipment includes a CRANKSHAFT GRINDER, BORING BARS, PISTON GRINDER, BEARING RE-SIZER. LINE KORING MACHINE, CONNECTING ROD RE-BAHB1TING MACHINE s .etc. Our men are factory trained and use factory approved methods. Take your truck, car or tractor to your own dealer or garage and have,them send the motor to us to be completely rebuilt! '.'.;'• '- ' '* * John Miles Miller Co. Blytheville, Ark. DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" I ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE I TYPEWRITERS | 118 N. 2nd STRKET ' ' PHONE 33821 (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) . IBM, NEA Service, lac. THE STOIIY, Tn (rol mvny fro,,, <Uni;cr, Kiili:it|.fk thinks il winilil l»c II *?<>"<! Men tn KH (" f':il!ri>rni;] fop n ivliilp. n[<££Jo l.s :i K rct-:ililR Iirtki-Icllni? Knliatrck MU}.H nt the I'lntn Hotel In Hull)\vuml. TOOK RAI.PH'S ALMANAC i. Ralph Bellamy was Interviewing actors fnr the imroiV:i\il role of| Benjamin;Franklin for his Uroad-1 way play '"The Democrats." One ham said: "Mr. Bellamy, I'm your XVII IT was the third day since I'd loft New York. The sun beat down on the dusty road that looked as if it had no end but went on inlo space. And there was dust everywhere..On the once gleaming hood. On the crystal Goddess. And on the windshield. Who cared? I switched on the radio but the reception was so bad I switched it off ngain. Was this the third clay? The third week? Or the third year? H seemed to uic I'd been driving since time began. What was Ginger doing now? I gripped the wheel harrier. Don't think «\)out her, 1 tolc! myself. Don't think about her! How many miles from that next lice to the red brick house way over there? T\vo? Or three, maybe? What? Not even one! Who'd have thought a inile was that long? Eighteen hundred and twelve miles between Omaha and Los Angeles. I'd looked il up on the map. Eighteen hundred and twelve! That was the name ot a Kussian composition. Tschaikov- sky. It had something to do with the Napoleonic wars and there was the sound of cannon in it. Cannon shooting. Guns shooting. Boggio. Boggio and Ginger. Cut it out, Leo! And stop talking to yourself. Seventy-five. Eighty. Eighty- five. That's right! Keep np~ thai speed so long ns there's no chance ot being nabbed by Ihe cops. Keep it up. It's Ihc only way to forget ' * . *Q 0 A HITCH-HIKER standing on J V tho edge of the road somewhere between Omaha and Norll Plattc changed the entire course of, that trip. He changed it, but never even saw what he looked ike. I only caught a glimpse of lim as 1 whizzed by at 70 miles in hour. / This hitch-hiker appearing on he road at that particular mo- nent made me decide to play Die lood Samaritan. I'd give one of hem a lift. The next one, I said to myself. * * * r CAME upon him some 20 min•*- utes later. I saw him from a distance, slowed down and pulled ip alongside his trudging figure. The minute I got a good look it his face I decided against it. He looked like the kind of a guy who'd hit you on the head with a Jlackjack and then cheerfully throw your body in a ravine, it was an embarrassing moment. "Where d'you want to go?" I blurted. "North Plattc." "Sorry," 1 lied. "I'm taking [lie first road to the left, down Ihcre." Then, before he had time to answer, I got going. . . My second attempt, a few moments later, wasn't any more successful. This new feilowjookcd so dumb that the thoughgSt having to make conversation witl him was too much for inc. Aftci five minutes I'd be the one thn might have to dispose of a body "Sorry," I s:iid again. "I'm go ing the other way." ' Fifteen more miles rcgistercc on the speedometer. .The ncx one, I decided, will be it. What ever he looks like or whatever hi talks like I'll take him. And then I saw my hitch hiker. Not n man but n girl And she wasn't thumbing a rid but sitting on a couple ot suit coses in front of a gas station. Tliis was something I hadn thought of. Female hitch-hiker were pretty infrequent and a fcl low had to be careful. For fraction of a second I was undc eidcd and then I slammed on th brakes arid camp, to .1 slop in froi of Ihe girl. .,;.;. , •'- Siie had been tracing a pattern n the dirt with a little twig and ow looked up at me in surprise. "Hello!" I said. "Hello!" Her eyes were a clear blue, 'hat was all you noticed at first. "Want a ride?" I asked. A big guy came over to us, ingerly carrying a paper cup. I indn't noticed him before because lie water cooler was at the far idc of the station. He handed he cup to the girl and she began Irinking. When she finished the water she rumpled the cup and looked up it the fellow. "This gentleman wants to give is a ride." Like hell, I did. 1 wanted (o give her one. The fellow beamed. "That's well! "But what about Joe?" "Dnn't you think he's k'ept us waiting long enough. Maybe those brakes arc acting up again." "Cut he promised. He'd have phoned us here." "Who is this Joe?" I interrupted. "A friend of ours," said the girl. 'He drives a beer truck." "Wouldn't you rather ride in a $3000 car?" "What's the price got to do with il?" That stymied me. I shrugged and stepped on the starter. "One minute, please," said the fellow. He turned to the girl. "We can leave him a note. After all it's getting pretty late." She thought it over. "Maybe you're right." Opening her bag, she took out a pencil and paper and began scribbling. I switched off the motor and got out of the car. There was plenty of room in the luggage compartment for those two cheap- looking but neat suitcases. By the time 1 had them slowed away, the note had been given lo the gas station attendant. 1 opened the door and made the fellow get into the back sent. Boy friend or husband, that was where he was going to sit. All alone. I was perfectly willing to play Good Samaritan. But one doesn't have lo exaggerate. . (To Be Continued)

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