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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ,B.,:W, COURIER OCX NEWS HOBBM, Idtlor BMT7 Afternoon Katpt Suudijr u woood cl«£a matter at the poet- tflfc* it BljrtbertHt. irk&iMtt, under act or Oon- J •»•*, Ottoter 8. 1M7. - Serred kj tb» ~ '• ' TOB8CRIRTTON RATB8 ' 9j carrier In tha city of BlythevlUe or any iBbUrt»n town when carrier aervtce U m*ln- . Mined. 30c per week, or 86c per month. By mall, wlttota a radJu* ot 40 mile*, (4.00 per ycaii »S4» far «U Bonttu, 11.00 (or three mooUu; br Baatl ouUld* 50 mile «ooe, $10.00 jver jt»r parable in advance. . . Let's Start the Show One of the greatest shows on curlli, < the return of American industry !o ' i>eaceliiiie , production, liiix been Iiosel by it sea of troubles. 'A series of tin', fortunate delays has kept tlic .show in, rehearsal while the audience out * front has waited impatiently for the .; curtain to go up. And loo many of • delays can be traced to some of ' the leading players. •> • Among them is that veteran thes- .1 j)ian, John L. Lewis. Mr. Lewis was '' never more effective in his animal ne- ; gotintions with the mine operators, lie : threw .away the script and refused to talk about wages and hours imlil cer- • • tain other mailers bad been sellled. - Ahd he wrote and delivered an exit speech — a masterpiece of antiphonal ,; sonorities which would have done credit ;• to an Old Testament prophet. Then he ; retired to the wings. .; He has remained there, sulkily and ;•• aloof, knowing that the show can'l go r on without him. Maybe he is wailing - ' for more applause. But lie shouldn't ; surprised if he starts hearing hisses ", and cat-calls instead. For the audience -. -is— getting a little tired of his backstage temperament. - - r -From what can be pieced together of this behind-the-scenes pout, if seems that Mr. Lewis wants a "health and welfare fund," presumably (o be financed by the operators on a royalty- per-ton basis and administered by the utsjon. But having made his general demand, he seems unwilling -to discuss its implementation with the mine owners. The operators apparently don't "•'. \v,imn up to the royalty idea. Hut they ~ :i have offered to make joint oontrilni- '-]' tiohs with the union to such a fur.d, V which would be administered by an r outside agency such i\s the Keel Cross. • They also have offered lo turn over . funds collected from miners' pay for .;. medical and hospital • local unions that are the way these funds • • used. -L Furthermore, the :~; agreed to accept workmen's cmnpcnsa- 1 tion laws in states where the observ- ance of such laws is optional. And they have proposed that joint committees of miners and operators gel together to study stato mining laws in the in- lerest of greater safety. N'o one can blame Air. Lewis for wanting protection for his miners in (heir luixardous calling. They deserve the fullest coverage of compensation payments, inexpensive hospital and medical treatment, death and survivor benefits. They must demand and secure working conditions of the greatest possible safely. In short, there is nothing wrong will: Mr. Lewis's goals. P,ut there is something obviously wrong "in his petulant insistence that they lie approached only along his one-way road, and in his curious strategy of proposing without discussing. Meanwhile, (he show again is slopped. The coal strike reaches out to paralyxe again the preparations for large-scale production and employment which have been repeatedly and dan- j.'.i'1'iusly delayed. Surely Mr. Lewis and (he operators are not so far apart thai candid and honest bargaining could not soon bring them into agreement. Reconversion is not a one-man affair thai can be delayed for personal reasons of policy or presl igc. So, Mr. Lewis, let's gel on with the show! SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1946 Sorry Spectacle pay service to any dissatisfied with are now being operators have A really serious indic,tment of Army "casti; system" would seem lo be present in Hie whole unsavory mess .sin-rounding the trial of personnel at the Lich field, England, prison camp for Army deserters. Distance and secrecy obscure the details, but it seems obvious that so far two sergcanls have taken the rap for what certainly was not entirely their doing. In a disciplined army, no sergeant would ever inflict physical punishment upon fellow soldiers with impunity unless such actions were at least condoned by his superiors. 'Pile United Slates Army was clearly a disciplined organi/ation. Therefore, it may be as- ''sumed that Ihe beatings at Lichfield, for which these I wo sergeants have been found guilty, were either known to the officers there, or else that the officers were so incompetent and ill- informed as to be ignorant of what weiil on under their very noses. • In either case, it is imp to the Army to put the responsibility where it \K due. instead, we read confusing and discouraging stories of frightened witnesses, confessed perjuries, and expressions of disappointment I'rom almost all legal personnel actively concerned with the trials. It is indeed a "sorry spectacle," as (he trial judge advocate put it. The situation calls for ;i prompt airing and a thorough house cleaning, with accent on justice rather than on rank, as seems to be the case at present. TUB UTOKV: <:»n-,vKr I),-1,T, e*ki» *»f fi,|»t Cod Mill jior.s snil Illic H tomlM.y nl 1U. Ilr ttrft \vnrnj. hrr • sh.-'l Vllt PI.LIE led the way down the long path to the shore of Shootflyiug Bay, his gun in one hand and a sack of decoys over his shoulder. In the dim light he looked heavy and shapeless, like a bulging, poorly-wrapped bundle, and Bart, who was carrying a pair of oars and his gun and a shovel, was like on enormous Bear in his hooded parka, had the other pair of oars. As they came out of tlic woods it was surprisingly light, and she realiwi that daylight was coming. She could sec the boats on the narrow beach, and out in the bay the faint blue line of the Island. The gray expanse of water belw«en looked calm, with waver- 'in* .fingers ot ripples reaching out away from them. Joel, who was ahead ot her, had a sack of decoys too, but instead of throwing il over his shoulder as Elite did, he carried it in his hand, swinging it in the tall grass as he walked. JKe tuined around and smiled at her. "Doesn't look so bad out i ithrre," h« said. ' i "Thai's 'cause we're in a lee hrre," she said. "She'll be kicking up plenty out by the Island." ' Th«y tipped the water out of tH» l ba*44,'a«id loaded them with Ih* decors ("id Jims and oars. Bart lit hk pip* and stood on the b*ach, looking out across the ' wfter. "W«ll, Cap'n," he said to Bnte, "what's the word? Think ^rtTl net drowned if we try il?" Joel laughed, and Kllic winked at him. They stood in line, looking sleepily at (he hay. The wind was gusty and strong, and the spray it carried iu from the ore changed from moment lo moment, low heavy and wet, and now light us mist. Ellic pointed to the soulh of the Island. "Ducks ilyin'," be said. It was n flight' of HO birds, a hurrying wavy line low to the water. "Whal arc we v.-ailing for?" Debby asked. U last she said, "They'll he expecting us lo spot 'em coining from tins way. You have to keep sharp eye out." "Okay," he said cheerfully, but she thought lie sounded a little embarrassed lob. And afler a moment lie asked. "How'do we let them know after we've spotted them?" "Whistle, or shout, or thing." "Oh." A FTEH five minutes he "Smells Rood around 'I Say, They Do Things Better in Russia IN HOLLYWOOD . nv of :itsi<iNi: JOHNSON NI^A Stuff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, April 27 iNKf !t:i Hayworth was we;irini: e mccs ot blue chiffon, a pair •)right-red wool socks, and IU i goose pimples. Naturally, we counted ihe ginise pimples. "I didn't think," Rita said, lu.v tmh .chatiering. "Hint heaven would be so cold. 1 wonder whai a goose pimple looks like in tech- Kila's breitili condensed iu the cold uir a;; she :ipoke, looking al- nmst like the smoke nailed by a sfcy-v. liter, lint it didn't spell 'out 'Orson Welles." Shi- said she would divorce him right after icmplclion 01 the picture. "Heaven" was ()n j cc< n t souja Hoiiie's Westwood Rink, for Rita's ne\v Columbia lilmusiciil. "Down lo I.arth." The siudio rented the place for 10 days at SIM a c the Goddess of Terpsichure, her eight, sister in uses, all in chiffon and goose pimples, were Hit-i ling about on technicolor clouds. I It was all very tricky and beau-] tifiil--»nd cold. A fnippeil heaven. 1 VAI'fiKOliS "CLOUDS" 1 I Tile "clouds" w'cre formed by the vapor from dry ice. Tile floor of heaven was the We.stw.iod Ice Kink. The ice kept ihe vapor dovrn at. a low level, kept the "clouds" Horn floating away. Th!- camera couldn'; see Rita':: feet. Hence the red wool sork.s, plus slippers with two-inch cork soles. lint Ihe rest of Hila did shov. the tjhit 1 chiffon didn't cover up very much—and the rest of Hita was cold. A prop man wrapped her up a blanket, alter each scene and she .sipped hot coffee. We asked her about those billboards Columbia Is using to bally- hco "Uilda." She blushed prettily and ihcn disillusioned us. She was vertical when the photograph was taken, in fact, it was a candid camera .shot tiiken outside lu-r rtrcs- siiiS'.-room door. The ad mm turned Hi,, phclosraph side-ways. "Down lo Kartli." she said, gives her more opportunity to dance, which she like, it's a fantasy-the .story of two Terpsichores. Hita is tiie i eal one in heaven. Adele Ji'rgens is playing Terpsichore in a Ui-oudaay slage- .show. Rila doesn't like the way she is being portrayed, so she conies down to earih lo buttle it out. And that Wings us lo Ihe photogenic airplane. HKAVKXI.y SlflflO 1'LANK Hila goes tn earth in a big. white ,'.. ' I 'u'o-motorcd plan'--, escorted by Kd;'"'; "* i ward Kvereit llovton, who played .'ne .same type of heavenly messenger in "Mere Comes Mr. Jordan." Columbia figured n would be a cinch to buy onv of Uncle Sam's surplus airplanes eheap. They proh- obly could get one for SKID or "I could have bought a four- motored bomlicr for 20 cents." Associate Producer Norman Deming groaned. "Uut no—the cameraman didn't like it. So I had to have one built, n cost 57000." And that's why associate pjod'.tcet.s gel ulcers. Adcle Jergens, who plays Terpsichore on the Broadway stage in the picture, is a pretty blonde who ', i has been decorating Columbia pictures for some lime now. She's also the studio's prize cheesecake model. Read courier News Want Ads. U. S. Army Group /i,. WASHINGTON COLUMN Bottlenecks and Black Markets some"S r PHE trip to Ihe Island was short, o more matter of steering before the skittciy wind. They made (heir set in the lee of a point, where the decoys wou-dn't toss around loo much. Bart went to work with the shovel, digging two shallow trenches lor them to sit in, with deep ones for their eel, and he put Joel to woi 1; cut- salt hay with his knife. Dcbby helped Ellic set the decoys, wading about in the shallow water, expertly freeing the hues nd tossing the anchors. She had many timer, before, and she hoped Joel was watching her. Ellic left her to finish the set and wandered along the high water line. When he came hack he had an nrmful of sticks j boards which he drove into the sand in front of the blinds. Then he strung cod line from one to said,' :1 here. The wet sand and Ihe salt and this hay or whatever it is." "Yeah," said Dcbby. And after a moment, "Jt'll smell bellcr after we've shot a few limes. Powder mells good along with all the esl." ' She could feel him looking at icr. "You like this, don't you?" "Sure, don't you?" "I don'l know. 1 never Iried it Ijeforc." "Didn't yon?" she tried to sound casual. "I guess you like bird slioolinj; some." .^ "I never tried thai either." ^V "Honest?" "Xevcr shot n shotgun nnlil th's week. Bart Mid I went out in u 1ield near Rrooklhie* anri tossed -,ip tin cans and slid at them—juil so I'd know which end of the gun lo hold onto." They stared out into Die gray mist. Afler n while Uebby asked, a little breathlessly, "Why did you come, then?'' She glanced timorously out of the corner vf her eye, and he was looking straight iihcad, his lace i-spr'-ssir.iilos.';. "Mostly curiosity, , ^ sail hay through the lines. .loci said, "Doesn't take long when you know how, does il?" Tlie two blinds \vcrc TiO fc-e.1 apart, each one, wide enough for two people, and Hart and Kllic slid quickly into one of them, leaving the other for Debby and Joel. She avoided his tyes and sat as near the end of the blind as she could, with her gun in her lap. Turning away from him, she stared at the horizon, trying lo think ot something to say. "About ho\v to hunt ducks?' 1 "Partly." Ucbby decided she had better not ask any more questions, ami he was silent for so long that she thought he wasn't going lo say any more. And then he said, "Parlly about you." She looked up quickly, and he was looking sort ot thoughtful and .'-ort of embarrassed. He said thoughtfully, "For one thing. I was curious about a girl w-lto likes to hunl." "Oh." And she realized thai she i sounded disappointed. ' iT° **« Continued) liV I'KTrit KDSON N'KA , \VashUi};tun Corrcspomlent WASHINGTON, April 21. (NEA1 —Kverytluni! would be just dimdyj and the housing problem woukl i soon vanish, according lo Washing- [ ton representatives of real .estate, j building materials and construction industry |nidi- associations, if price ceilings on the business were completely removed. The idea may be worth a little kicking around now becnusc solving the veterans' housiui; prograai is .so fundamental. According to Housing Expediter Wil.smi w. Wyatt. cniliu^ prices aren't the most serious impediment, to full .scale building, hi'most in- sUmce.s. he says, the bottlenecSs j an? caused by other factol'r,. Wyatt cites ns evideticp the fac'c (hat .since V-E Day 01 price increases IKIVP been granted on building maleiials, -II ot" them since the first of the year. Ho use listing them all here. It's enough to .say they cover brick, gypsum products, hardware, plumbing fixtures and many grades of lumber. They range from four lo 28 per cent. Some naterials have had more than one md us' many as five separate increases, ytill the shortage* continue. The reason given by the building trade associations is that the increases haven't been big enough. The answer to that is that even if ther ( . were no iimit on prices, there still wouldn't be enough building materials to meet the demand. Thnt poitits up the real cause of black markets. It isn't because price ceilings are imposed. Ever .since- the original gasoline shortage, black markets have arisen when demand ha.s been greater than supply. Therefore it is argued that removal ot* price ceilings would not cure the housing shortage—it would merely make whal house.i arc built cost, more money. Take a few examples. One of the first building material shortages was cast iron soil pipe. The trouble was a labor problem. When the industry got a wat-c increase and a nrice ad.iuslmmi lo take care of it. everything set to go ahead. Then a shortnue of pig iron and scrap developed. Then came thr steel strike.-The industry is just beginning lo get on its feet. Production is up 75 per cent. A continuing coal strike would soon throw this and all other irou and steel building materials Industrie) for a terrific loss, setting back the whole housing problem. Hut herr; again price won't have anything to do with the shortage. The shortage of bricks was caused primarily by a \vnge problem. Hrick makers always have been low-paid common labor. Price increases were grunted on bricks so high wages could be paid. Most of the brickyards took the increases, paid higher wages, others Jvisi took the increase and are wnr,ing for the labor situation to adjust itself downward. Total brick production is tip ICO per cent .Slill it isn't enough bricks Hu; fuithOi' pi ice increases ^on't nuke any owe bricks. 'Hie shortage of gypmm lath "lid plaster products is unmarils due to ;i shortage of syrMim rock and srcondarily to she; tage of paper liniTs. Three of the fmir shtu^ which brought In the supplies from Nova Scotia mines were sunk dnruii: the war and thr ronith is in oryuork. War Shipping Adminta- tratiou vessels not built tor this cargo arc inefficient in operation. The problem is shipping. Botore Ihe war Hie gypsum lioai'd and lath industry begun to mnkc its own paper. That made 1 the er>- larMished pnperboard industry sore. N'ow when the gypsum intHutry Is flying for more pnper, the paperboard industry is Inclined to take of its regular customers industry tak< card and let the building care of itself. Th P lumber shortage and result- ling black market are now publicized as worst ill the construe- ion business. In spite of Pacific coasl strikes last fall and bad him- I bering weather throughout the win- i tcr. production is now above peak | rates of IB-tl and MI42. But the to- i lal dcimnid for lumber is now so! far ahove capacity to produce tha'. j it will be literally impossible for UK- HORIZONTAIv 1,8 Depicted is insigne of U.S. Army 13 Replace 14 Spotted If) 1 Sorse food HI Great Lake 17 Russian city 19 Che-niical suflix .. -.V 1 Armed forces IS- 2 Money 3 Italian city •1 Lieutenants (ab.) 5 Folio fab.) R Woody plant 7 Wife of Zeus 8 Company (ab.) fl Indian 10 Unusual a industry to get out of the woods lor , r,., c' loth moasU l'C 11 Ceiuis'oi • THIS CURIOUS W0f!&£ 1 '23 Pint (ab.) shrubs i 24 Street (ab.) 12 Vendor ! 'J5 English H New (comb. ! vcrnon (ab. ) form) | 27 Eye (Scot.) 17 11 28 Form .'iOOrieiilnl.ntutar i ' By way o£ 33 Malayan coin !4 Wood knot 36 Enticed 39 Chinese measure •10 And (Latin) 4! 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SEE THE MICE IN CHARGE OF FPvLUriG INTO HIS OFF ICE IS A, PW2l< BENCH. OUR SUPER.- ODND MR A HOUSE TO ReNST \ND X PAID HIM \v;is 1, urior wi-itinj' lo liiin for lliroc inul conl'ln t Think of il -Ilici-c years, jnsl sillitii" willi him nil cvciiin;.; inul co ___ ...„,_ •• -j.\ ol' a Ibing lo snj'!".^ii-

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