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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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FAQff COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, DRCEMBE1} 2, 19«J4 THE'-BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS '•' • THE OOUK1EH NEWS OO. H. W. HAINE8, Publish'* ' ' BAildKL 1 V KORRIO, Editor JAMBS A. GATEN8, Advertising Manager • 6ok JNaMpnal Advertising Representatives: Wtibce Wltmer Co., Key Yprk, Chicago, De- Jrjtt. Atlanta,-MeipphV>. . '. •"'."• .Published £yery Afternpo^ Except Suniay Ebten>d u wcond class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- gnti, October 9, 1911. /Beryed by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES Bj carrier in the city of BJythertlle, 20o per week, OT 85J p«r month. • •' By mall, wlthjn a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 p«r year, $3.00 for six months, f).00 for 'Hire* months; ' oy mall outside BO mllo zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. * Not Bent-Just Shattered CJmirmaii Wjllinm JI. Davis of Die Wnr Labor Board says that the steel \\agc decision 'did not "even bend" the Little, Steel formula. Mr. Davis ought to know. It's his formula—or, as it looks to an outsider, it wns his formula bcfoic it'went up in a cloud of small fragments. The Little Steel formula provided that general wage increases should not exceed 15 per cent above (he Jan. 1, 1941, scale. That 15 per cent was lo cover the estimated cosl-of-living increase up to the freezing of wages. It was assumed that the cost of living was pegged at that point. Chairman' Irving S. Olds of U. S. Steel.says for the record that the average hourly, wage of his company's cm- ployes is up 43 per cent since Jan. 1, 1941, and the average weekly wage is up 65 per cent. That increase not only exceeds the 15 per cent provided in the Little Steel formula. It also exceeds the cost of living rise, which was set by Ihe Presidents fact-finding commission at 29 to 30 per cent. It \\'ould not seem that U. S. Steel workers have been victims of any inequity under the Little Steel formula. Yet it was on the specific basis of alleged inequity that the WLB granted increases lo more than <100,000 workers which, so far as can be determined, exceed an overall average of 5 per cent. The raises in question were based upon what were described as "secon- daiv" considerations—<J cents an hour extia to second shift-'workers, G cents ail hour ; •extra to third shift workers, .paid vacations for all. They had nothing to do with the C I. O.'s prime demand for a general 17 cent raise. This the WLB ducked, and President Roosevelt will have to take time out from the war to decide it. There is a legitimate question whether the Little Steel formula is equitable and should be retained. If it be the will of the people that union members should preserve their living standards iniact in the midst of total war, the Little Steel formula must be scrapped. A 15 per cent raise will not take care of a 30 pei cent increase in Ihe general cost of living. .But|if ! iwe t desire to.retain the form$ aj reasonable compromise between the legitimate aspirations of workers' families and the danger of serious inflation, then we might as wpll slop kidding ourselves or permitting (he estimable Chairman Davis lo kid us. The Little Steel formula isn't just bent. It's'shattered. •StiiI Boasting - .Accuracy pf the V-2 rocket bomb :'..' I™ 5 heen so increased .by technical im- prpyements that.it is.actually bccom- •' 'ing "flying artillery," says .a boastful Nazi communique. v I» >iew of thjs assertion it is re- markable: that the Prime Minister of Great Britain was able to address an aixtjenee of 8000 at a well-advertised Thanksgiving Day celebration in London's Albert Jlall without the Nazis laying p;ie of their accurate missiles on Kticli ail inviting target. Of course it could be {hat the omission yviis an oversight. But il seems more likely that the Nazis arc stil) up to their pjd trickw. Even when they have only one thing left to brag about, they can't be content with bragging about even impressive facts—-they have to mbeljisji them. to IU* MUmo •! *dlt«rUt tnm i AM* Mi MMMUty BUM b u wkMwMmeiX of I*. State's Penal System Criticized For yenrf<, thoughtful Arknnians Imvc been criticizing the slate's pcnnl system. Another censure ot It Is voiced by Chief Dfputy Prosecutor Dyron H, Uog&rd. He said the Cummins prlr.on farm I:, operated as n "cotUjp, plnnttitlpn," mid tlierc Is no effort to make the convicts better eltenB. They live under hnrsh conditions, lie declared, with little Incentive lo Improve their conduct, Paroles Involve too much polittra, and i\rc loo readily Enuitcti. Thctc and other clmrgcs In tlte deputy prose- ct(tpfs fitctement arc deiilod by Prosecuting Attorney Sam Robinson and Governor Adklns. The Democrat doesn't pretend to know exactly where the facts divide between the opposing views, Some progress certainly hns been made In the management of the prlr.in end Us iiunates. But on the vccoi'd, more Is needed. Tile problem Is lo strike a balance between merited punishment and undue severity, and then lo incorporate it in a plan Ihe state can afford. Many stales have acted in recent years to pet up more humane prison systems, having greater emphasis on'reforming the prisoners than on administering drastic punishment, which usually hardens the convict rather than making him penitent. Georgia is one of those states. In some cases, consideration for convicts has gone too far in rentlmcnlaltty. Prirons have been given much of the atmosphere of a club. Coddling Ihose who are gnllly of ylcipus crimes tenches- no respect for, law. II is as much of a mistake 'as is Inhumane treatment which only embitters Ihe convict, and stirs iv> impulse in him lo mend his ways. A great, need. Is. certainty .of ju4,miinsliment.. - Arkansas 'hns erred in ihat vii'al' respect by too much cojninuUug of senlejices,. pardoning and Bianling pf paroles. A lot pf our .''life 1 ' sentences would at well be for only six or eight or 10 years, since that is all many of Ihcm'amount lo. Arkansas Isn't alone In tills weakness of law enforcement, though our record Is worse than thai of some other states. It lias given' us hundreds of "repeaters," who arc nt liberty only a little while before they commit another crime, nnd have to be run down and tried and sentenced again, at the taxpr.yer's expense. You read constantly of serious crimes by paroled and pardoned convicts. There will be some of that under ojiy system. But Arkansas has too much of it. The leglsla- lure should take (lie problem in hand, decide what more can be done within the resources available, nnd apply the indicated corrections. As Governor Adklns said in his reply to Mr. Bognrd. -there Is always room for Improvement." —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. TWEY SAY H is not Ihe Russia the world knew immediately after the revolution. She has found she has too much to do wjthin her own borders to be interested any longer In world revolution.— WPD Vice Chairman William L. Gait. • * •• • Ausli-alla wjll never forget the help given to her by the United Statcs.-Australian Minister Sir William EgglcUoti.' • » • A single month pf combat on [h c German border destroyed 2400 of our trucks and Jeeps.— Treasury Secielnry Henry Morganthau j r . Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Wa> SIDI GLANCES ftrfefci* The Advantage of Youth—He'll Grow- COPS. m< BY NEA ecftvicr. INC. T. IA REC. u. s. CAT. ctf. "Here's n nolice our automobile insurance premium is <)uc—you'd beitpr pny il kxhiy berati.se Dili will be home -^ • .next week on shore leave!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD Ferguson EK ITS NAME FROM THE ISLAND OF CYP3US, WHERE IT WAS FIRST FOUND... AND CAL LATER, '-; \ I AND FINALLY, __,raS IT ONCE \.\WS FOR WEARERS OF TO PAY AN ANNUAL TAV OF - fOU/S JOO££.A&3 " FOR THE PRIVILEGE. T. M. BEG. U. S. PAT. OFF. Rc*4 Oounn rrewi . Save 50% On TRiUfSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drp? Store Main & Lake : Phone 2822 Cf yon w»nj to 'Bny more War Bond? SELL CS THE FURNITURE VPU AiE "tiiyt SSING.Tpr cash! Also liberal tr»4e-tn allowance for old furniture 90 ptj, Alvln Hardy Forn. Co. E. Main • ' ..' Phone 2302 FARMERS We baye plenty of Iron Roof- Ing and Eough Cyprens for bams and shtds. 3 Tear FHA Terms it desired. E. C. Lumber Co. WHAT is THE BUSINESS OF A CARTOGRAPHER P M-2. ANSWER: He is a maker ot maps and charts. NEXT: Goinff abroad in Washington. In Hollywood W,CORLV-LOCK6, A\W8E YOU COULD JOW SOUR TEACHER .yJiTU OME OF GAGS *r ASK HER' EASIEST^ 1 WTO 24 X 3b DfArtCE FLOOR /J9 SHE VV'OM'T KMOVV) ' COUPLES TO THAT'S SWELL, MR. PIKE .'I'LL TOTEM- POL& TEACHES "'ADDS 80 FEET' IEA.NDER. CMLEO "CURLV/ 1!Y ERSKINE JOHNSON NKA Stun* (Torrcspoiulfnt ' Atlcr selling nn ice box to :m Eskimo and tiiuliug a needle in a hay- iluck, Jim Mornn found it coinpnr- itlvcly .simple to sell himself to Hollywood as a $100 a day actor. Jim Is unhappy though. Hollywood wouldn't let lilni jjet, a hoot Jivl drunk. If Jim isn't doing something wacky that other people would be dragged oil to Ihe booby hatch for, he finds life very dull. He Is playing n role nt RKO in the Boris KarloH picture "The Body Siiatchcr," from the Robert Louis Stevenson story. So he called up the publicity department and said lie had a great Idea to publicize the picture. He told them: "For years people have IKCII saying, "He was as drunk as a hoot owl.' But no one knows how drunk n hoot owl can get. Or even II a hoot owl can get drunk. "So let's rcpt n hoot owl, or buy one, and we'll both get drunk together. Then we'll prove, once and for all, whether a man can get as drank as a hoot owl." ' But the studio legal department By J.R.Williams A PRISONER WITH A WALF-HIPPEKJ PAGGEG -- \ YCO SEARCH HM? ^\ I WHY DIDM'T YOU TAKE .' IT A\V'AV , FROM HIM? / DO -)CU f THINK I \ WAXJT MV ; SEMTRY FALL1M' ASLEEP? , got wind of the idea nnd ruled it (Hit. There would be complaints, the- attorney said, from the Humane Society nnd the W. C. T. U. —at least. HIS "KKl'EKTOIUK" You've probably heard before about Jim and his wacky stunts. The first one to make headlines war trip to Alaska with a $15 ice ox to sell to an Eskimo. On » .topover in Chicago, Jim talked he National Association of Ice ttimufaclurcrt; into sponsoring hit rip for $2000. A few months laler he had two ruckloads of hay dumped into a Washington, D. C., vacant lot, tossed in a needle nnd proceeded to mm for it. Ten days later lie founc t. All he made thnt time was hi.' salary for a national radio hookup "Which wasn't hay," hc recalls Since then he has made thi headlines regularly by introducing as a movie press agent, a six-legsed turkey for large families, gcttlni half of his Ixjdy suntanned in Flor Ida and the other half sun-tannc In C:\lifoinia, owning half interes in n canary that could sing a vers and two choruses of "Yankee Do- dle Dandy." golup whale hunting on San Francisco Bay and. just before the Nov. 7 election, changing horser in the middle of the stream In the Ti'iickee Kivcr just Outside Reno, Nov. "I don't do those things for money any more." he says, "f just get a kick otil of it." 01)1) .IO« MAN Until he turned to acting he kept the wolf from the door by writing for radio, escorting movie stars on War Bond tours and other odd Jobs. Until he made a nnmc for himself in the wacky department, Jim worked for several airlines as a traffic manager and owned a record- your-voice studio In Washington, D. C. | Hc discovered there was mojie> i in the unusual cue day when a customer brought In that canary thai could sing "Yankee Doodle Dandy'.' The canary died just before startr ing a $500 a week engagement ai New York's swank Rainbow Room Work shoe repairs .are'zoade here with the same meilca- _ .klp'ns care used for Most expensive shoes. Our leathers are .Ions wearing and the best available for this character work- if.'joii want wear and comfort try us". ; ' Factory Method Motor •-••**• Our newly installed equipment includes a CRANKSHAFT GRINDER, BORlNjG BARS, PISTON GRINDER, BEARING RE-SIZERi LINE GORING j MACHINE, CONNECTING ROD RE-BABBlflNG MACHINE, 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, Blytheviiie, Ark. DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON TYPEWRITERS 118 N. 2nd STREET (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) PHONE »382l f ctr4"ti|iNK '" CopjrlRlK, 1M4, NEA Service, Inc. A Goal—and Best Wishes CLINTON, 111, (UP) — Clarence Underwood got Ihe goat of 350 Illinois Central railroad shopmen here when he retired afUr 33 year? of scri'lce. The snow-white Kiting wns given to "Grandad" Viider'r wood as n gotng-awny present by his fellow-workers. '' XXIX I A WEEK werltlby I tried to be rational jand> forget Mickey. I tried to tcH;-my"seif.;ilmt once you got sentimental'about a girl you no longer, were, your own master. Maybe it was just as well that this had happened. Another liltlo while and I'd have been tied to her .apron strings. Kabaleck and rio- mesticily. What a laugh! Here I was, a success at 25, making more dough than lawyers twice my age. And 1 should Jet her twist me around her finger? It was no use. The harder I tried to shove her out of my mind the more I got to thinking about her. I finally gave up the struggle and wrote Mickey a note telling her how I felt and asking for a chance to cxpjain things. Perhaps she'd understand, I said. And per r haps she'd forgive me. II she'd chosen to ignore this request after all that had happened, no one could have blamed her. But that wouldn't have been Mickey. She phoned me the lot- lowing day to say she was now working in a .bookstore and maybe we could meet at the end of the week. I couldn't wait that long so I begged her to make it that evening grid she agreed. • * • rnHE moment she opened the dooi - 1 - I realized she was as anxious t forgive mo as I was to be forgiycn I followed her into the living roon where a fire was burning. It wa like old times. This was going t be a cinch, I thought. But when we sat down, formal-like, and had to beginj I was stymied. From the sofa J shifted to th familiar place on the rug. Afte a moment ehe followed suit. Thei she again waited for me to begi but I couldn't. I not up, walk« oyer to the light switch nnd tume it off. ;. Then, in the sc-mi-darkncss, ith only the fire to look at, 1 mnd the words I'd been groping ir. That night she learned more bout Leo Kabaleck than I'd ever evealed to anyone before. Thare wasn't just one of him There were lols of Leos, beginning fllh the one who used to go to lurch with his old man and was ascmaled by the bishop's long lack beard. Later another Leo card symphonies inside his head ut knew he'd never be able to ct them down on paper. And yet nother discovered he had a gift or making people feel what he elt by using" words. Innumerable who, as time went on, con- inucd to perpetuate themselves, ulminatirig in the one who sprang nto lile when Boggio arrived on he scene. ... Here Mickey had interrupted e. "How did you and Boggio meet?" That was the same question linger had once asked me and I hadn't had the guts to reply. For some reason it was easier now. the day the manager ....... Jerguson & Co. told me hat some people were cut out to be musicians and they becam musicians, while others w'cre'cu out. to be shipping clerks and should be satisfied. H made my blood boil! I knew I wasn't cu out to be a shipping clerk . . Funny how mad I could still be come when I spoke of that old-in justice. And how many limes 1'c relived what followed! * * * «T WAS determined to get slarte -*• somehow," I continued. "0 my way home that night I saw mile long car parked in a desertc alley. J went up close to admire i torturing myself with the though that some people could afford much when I needed so little alter the whole course of my life, I "Itj^as oi it:Harris. F. tiervl noticed that trie car ' ckcJ and that there y'as an eic- ensive looking fur coat in'-ji. ardly knowing what I. was dolhi opened the door and took it .Qjjji o this day I don : t know ..If ,j W?. s apable of stealing it or vql.'.l Wjis irn by too many conflicting df; res and I really believe i'd hbye ut the coat back if I'd been Iwl ;one. But then I noticed \'A> lort, ijgly man was coming-tQ- ard the car. I lost my head egan to run but stumbled ell. The man grabbed the coat id began kicking me as I lay on ic ground. He had good reasons or not wanting to call the police, nt of course I didn't know that. fy first impulse was to fight back, hen I thought better of it. I was I rong for my age. but I believed I n brains more than I did in brawn, o I started talking. I talked fast, leading my case so well that the I man became interested. What fol-l owed seemed incredible. Instead I f turning me over fo the cops he rovo me to his apartment and narle me tell my whole story. Vhen that was over he again stounded me by saying he'd pro- •ide the chance I wanted so <ies- icrately. .But not to study music! Someone whose mind worked the vay mine did should definitely ludy law. There was one condi- ion to all this, however. I had to iign a statement to the effect thai !'d attempted lo steal the coat That didn't, seem like much.of o price and I was glad to pay it maware that the document would I jo dangled over my head for years | o come.-..." By the time I finished, the ;iad died out. For a long lime we both it- niaincd silent. Avid when Mickej finally spoke, it was hesitantly groping for words like I'd dout in the beginning. "There's so much I couM say Leo. So much. But what> th< use? It belongs lo the past, dead. You started out on a cer.Uti road and you kept on go[n£ Maybe it wasn't entirely fault. Maybe it was. But Jt'J pi that that matters. It's what you'p going to do from now oh. and Don." (To Be Continued)

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