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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 10, 1946
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BLYTHEVTLLE (AML) COUBUB NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1946 adir ict at <MD> 0M C&& Of BlytoWOl* Of aarvica M or tfe par month, i t mdli» of tt odlw, *4M per • KM. CLM for 4s month*. «1JOO tot ttucee month*; M ••» wot, (1*00 P*T j«v thy Brother's Keeper '. \A news, headline this week inl'orm- '. ed Courier News readers that there ; are'^a half billion destitute people in Ihe world who need food they cannot : get, .That: headline was almost wholly surrounded by others reciting that ' "Strikes Stagger the Nation's Intlus- ; 'tries", that the coal shortage is causing ; irreparable damage while at the sumo - time railroad workers are speeding " plans for total stoppage of all rail traf- " fie except troop, hospital and milk " trains. One of the reasons that a .halfbil- lion peoplfe in other hands cannot get the necessities of life so badly needed - is because strikes are hampering production, and that coal shortages ai;e - causing freight cars to stand idle, and 'ships empty at the docks. Christians shudder at the thought ' :of war and the bloodsed it brings. Surely loss of- life by starvation is no less . horrible than death on the battlefield _ where there is a cause, real or fancied, ; for which we fight. Surely those responsible for these •work stoppages, whether it be labor or employers, should have some feeling of . -'responsibility'; for the irreparable damage they are causing—and causing it for one reason, the greed for gold or ithe authority that goes with its pos- i session. 'Systems and Results In his valedictory address as retiring president of the United States 2 Chamber of Commerce, Brie Johnston H-called • for ' a "new national' fovor" for £ the "new capitalism" which he atlvo- ? cates—"a human institution, vibrant s and evolutionary, callable of conslant- < ly adjusting itself to new conditions." ^ This thesis, which Mr. Johnston ar; gueti with good sense and realism, is '„•; not new. But it hasn't been common ^ o£ late to .hear a man in public life ~ urge a positive, aggressive pride in the •i.*. .capitalistic system, and at the same -" time admit its shortcomings. ' There are many, of course, who ~ will take an aggressive stand for the status quo, and who consider' capitalism "a closed and perfect system ot Jife resting on congealed and untouchable dogmas," as Mr. Johnston put it, There are others who are on the defensive, who apologize weakly for the system or, more extremly, charge that capitalism is fundamentally wrong, that it is getting worse, and that it might: better be scrapped than overhauled. It is they who tell us that \v« must "show Russia" that capitalism works belter than communism, ov else adopt communism. To be sure, capitalism is not at Uio top of the economic heap today. Tho British people have elected n government pledged to a modified socialism, ind most of the liberated countries of Europe are turning either toward Britain's new course or toward Russia's communism. But does that mean that capitalism is wrong in theory? Or have Kuroncans turned their collective back on capitalism because they blame it, as it was practiced .in their own countries, for many of the misfortunes that befell them? If capitalism hasn't worked fairly and justly in China, for example, must we then cull it wrong for the United States? The results arc important. And if the results are bad, people tend to change the technique when they are free" to do so. But famine is famine, whether under communism or oligarchy •—'and it has occurred under both. Let us look, then, at the material results of capitalism in America. They are imperfect, but what other system offers more in human comfort?. And the imperfections are being remedied, though there is still a long way to go. Today's capitalism is not the capitalism of 50 or even 20 years ago. It is not the capitalism of the Jay Goulds and the Jim Fisks, the sweat shops and 12-hour days and "the public be •damned." Gradually freedom of opportunity and advancement and realization for the many has been advanced at the expense of freedom of exploitation fov the few, though some-have fought all advancement bitterly. By all the evidence around us, capitalism works in America—not perfectly, but well. It will probably work bel- ter with n little more of the ''national fervor" Mr. Johnston suggests,,and considerably less apology, selfishness, class bickering, and defeatism. In Would Certainly Discourage Him HOLLYWOOD; BY CRSKINE JOHNSON NEA SUTf C«rr«saMul«t HOLLYWOOD, May 10. <NEA) — Tii« Cuban was out-of-bounds '0 OIs, so to keep them happy the USO gave .them 18-year-old Rou- bla Bey, lady with the educated torso. Houbiu .danced all the way from Tunis to Sicily to Italy, with tumultuous tfcolf-calls drowning oiu her three-piece native orchestra. When the war ended, Roubla followed the boys home, and got herself an agent. Now she's doing her "exotic temptation" dances in a new movie, International's "Bella iniia," and in a Hollywood night club, the Morocco. Her night clul) dances are pretty much the same as those the OIs swooned over in Africa and in Italy. Both the censors and the cam- eraiunen complained. The censors said firmly: "Clean t up." The cameraman said: "She wiggles so much I can't keep anything in focus." KOUBIA LOVES AMERICA Rcubia, black-haired and tiny, told us: "American audiences ai'e wonderful. They just whistle and stamp their feet. In Tunis the natives just sit and watch and say nothing. But then they follow yo'.i ome." Roubla was horn In Tunis, the aughter of a French army Hen- ennnt and Lola Freeman Calvert, Columbus, Ohio, school teacher who went to Tunis to tench in the mreni of Mohammed Bey. Roubia was raised in the harem, started slicing there when she wns six j and •ears old. Just before the war. she was n North African night club star, getting $1000 a week. When the Germans took Tunis, Uominel heard about Roubla, ordered a command performance. Roubia refused. Rommel threatened to kill two Jewish boys who were playing in her night duo orchestra. "So I danced tor him at German headquarters," she said. "He spoke; perfect'English. One of his aides me some money in an envelope after my dunce. I gave it back and went home." Roubia may like American audiences, but she says she cannot understand why her "dance o' ecstasy," "voo-doo dance," and "dance of the seven veils" are objectionable to tho movie censors. "They are only native dances," she said, naively. 1, don't know whether she was kidding or not. Anyway, her mother picks her up and, takes her home after every night club performance. MODERN IN'TKKPKETATION A writer working on n new script about medieval -England was called to the studio front-office the other day and confronted by a wild- eyed executive. "Look." stormed the big boss, "aren't you getting too much modern slang into tills script')" The writer was puzzled. "Not that I know ot." he said. "Okay." said .the producer, tossing him a pngc from the script. "What, then, is all this 'Yes, sir- ee.' and 'No, sir-ee, stuff doing in the script?" Tiie writer, controlling himself, politely explained that he wasn't writing. "Yes, sir-ee" and "No, sir-ee." He was writing, "Yes. sire." "No. sire." Toad frogs aie worth as much ns $25 per year in controlling pests, according to estimates. Scientist * WASHINGTON COLUMN Bilbo's Four Peckerwoods BY PKTKK F.DSON NEA Washington Corri-tpondMll WASHINGTON, May 10. INEA) —When Senator Theodore G. Bilbo ot Puplnrvtllc, Miss., walked out on a filibuster of the British loan to so home and campaign for reelection, he said it was to take cure of "four pcckerwoocJs" who were trying _ to take, his Job nway- frorn him. Prominent Mississipplans who follow closely the way politics played in their native state claim thiit n year or so ago B|lba wns beaten The wovd hmt got around that Bi\ho was doing his state no good in , primary. Nelson Lcvings is just out of tlv Navy, in which he wns a lieutenant commander. He saw no battle ue- .ion. but he saw to it that the or Mississippi was flown from the mast of the U. S. S. Missouri who MacArthnr cnm c aboard to nccep the Japanese .surrender. Lcvint'. wns in Washington recently nnc arranged to have himself photo graphed riding on the trolley-en with Bilbo. Lcvings once ran fo lieutenant governor of Mississipp and was defeated. The fourth candidate is Prank (Peuchtrcc) Harper. A great hitchhiker, he is 73 years old and weighs rees along the stale highways. Juset before the election list , ,. . :loscd, a sixth candidate got into • -ciemiM, his race for the Senate, in 'he 1 ici-son of Tom Q. Ellis, of Water 12 Raceoon-1: HORIZONTAL 1,5 Pictured scientist, Dr. Valley, Miss., a town of about 2.000. Ellis for the pnsl 10 years has clerk of the Mississippi Supreme Court, a job to which he was elected nnd re-elected overwhelmingly. H e has been all over the state and has a wide acquaintance. Tom Ellis may give BiVbo and ROSS Collins ,n little trouble^ Another source o( hope is that with six candidates in the field, no one will get a majority on the Cirst primary, and a run-off between the two high men will i>e necessary. In such a run-off, a conir bined opposition might beat Bilbo. But it's doubtful. Washington, that he had no patron-j 9Q pounds ' Hc tlseA to cniTy peach- SO THEY SAY The Builders of this country all recognize that the .lower the price, the \vUU'.i- the uivtrUcl and the greater is the demand over a Unit; period of time.—Joseph Meycrhoff of Baltimore, Md,. president National Association of llomu Builders. In my opinion there's not u girl to touch the German girl. They are the hardest working Kh'ls I have ever seen.—British Pvt. Frank Allett of London, in Gerinany. t T - ^>C«F>r%Mbr •f DMrit«l«< t> NBA SPtVIOC. INC. THE DATE XIX had found a henter for and bought it all by himself; h« s«»Tied very proud at it' lie had, asked Bart and Joel ', to help change the stoves around, ,' and Debby sat on the edge of one - oi the dining room chairs and ^%v»tched stoically as they carried "out, th»old pot-bellied stove and - brought in the new oil heater. - Praitjr soon nothing would be the ' mat. She sat still, foHowing ' mie and Joel and Bart with her «yes a* they moved around the EUie was being Important and •condtnc u*t not looking at Agnes !)••>» IL b* wa* so sellconsciotis abaut how »od htaiUd he'd been <• buy it for her, and Agnes wa sWttnc fear* laying, "That's going la b» »mi* iful. that's going to Be mlfH )0t think; no twre ashes linrVaaV acros* the Soar," and no Sf btcixne it wasn't th 1 wanted. Debby, wa __, -!•»> she's good. 1m •MM alata* there saying things •b-ffcai wtan it isn't the kind *»«*ate*V : , lhar bad brought QIC new hv and n was sort of a black instead of being ua> Ilk* wood the way ad it EUie was It to Bart. "She oat at her catalogue ha, aod, "big enough to sa\v._oll rlgtit, and she was sinw prised, and then she wondered why she was surprised; she guessed it was because he wasn't imich good with a tjun. * * •; T.TE finished the first cut nml looked up, smiling. "Where's the Woodland Garden Dunce Hall?" She sinrcrt nt him. "Ol>," she said, and then, "It's up tlie other side ot Orleans." "Would you like to go there vith me?" Debby looked blank. "To the Woodland Garden?" "Why not?"' "Gee," she said, "I don't know." Ihe felt herself blushing. •When?" "Tonight. We've had nn ungodly aniount of frcsli air. Don't you think a little night lite: would "ART nodded; he was studying the connection on the end of he copper pipe. "I guess this end oes on the tank there," he said. Ellie looked over his shoulder. No, that end goes on the valve. And the valve screws in here, and hat's all there is to it." Agnes was sitting still, wntch- ng, and now her eyes were moldcring. Ellie shouldn't have nade out she was dumb like that, Debby thought, especially when she was being so good about it. Joel picked up the valve and iigglcd the floater with his ftn- jer. "What happens il the valve Sets stuck?" he asked. 'It don't get stuck," Ellie said coldly. "Will you leave tho valve alone please?" Bart carried the tank over to the back of. the heater. "Is there a»holder lor this thing?" he Ellie. "We'll have to. set it on some . .._ „_.. blocks of wood." She smiled timidly. "Oh, those "That's going to look great," clubs in New York where the Agnes said ominously. I orchestras you hcnr on the radio "We'll rig up somethin' better]play. And the ballrooms of the .M»* ttn WaaJlanJ Garden Dance IM, and. with a tot of fancy~ stuff do us good?" She could feel it not only in her checks but way down in her neck and up on her temples. She didn't | know why she should be so excited, except that everything he- fore had just sort ot happened, and this wns like a real date, planned out ahead of lime, "t guess the Woodland Garden Isn't mucti like- the places you're used to," she said. He laughed. "What kind ot places do you think I'm used to?" KD to .speak or, and that lie had ol the stale litllc or nothing in ic way of federal money. Then" the bills to abolish the 1011 tax and to create a permanent 'air Employment Practices Com- nlssion came up in Congress. Bilbo ook out alter them. And a choice crew of northern newspaper col- mnists nnd radio commentators, vlded by the OIO Political Action Committee, look out after KTibo. All during tlif, poll tax and FEi'C fights these professional bleediug- •arls railed wliile Bilbo ranted. The result was tliatt the people of Mississippi reacted as anyone.' with a grain of sense should have anticipated. They decided that if tho norlh didn't like Bilbo, he must be 1 all right. He became a hero, and lie practically cinched his own re-election. (IXr.Y THE rillMARY COUNTS IN' MISSISSIPPI Actually, it isn't Ihe November election that counts in Mississippi. Since there is no Republican oppo- , siliovt. few people bother to vole unless it's n presidential election year. If nominated. Bilbo will probably ue returned to the Senate vole of litlle more than 50,000, nut or voting-nee population of million, o( which white voters compose one-half. The primary on July 2 is something else again. That's what counts, and Bilbo will have to stay home till it's over. From 150.000 '.o 200.000 votes will ue cast in the primary. Before Bilbo left Washington,, he confided to one politician thnt he hn<l "four opponents, but no opposition." Tlie only thing ho had to Us afraid of wfts that the northern columnists and radio oracles would slop attacking liim. And if the CIO- I'AC continued to be against him. hi- wns safer still. The only way to beat Bilbo, say ,rce seedlings around, selling them, incl got his nicknaiuc, from that. He served in the stale legislature for a while, nnd gained lame by ntroduciug a bill to plant peace- Giants Are Rare Although giant octopuses do exist,- usually far out at sea, the body of those species most commonly encountered by man seldom exceeds the span of a. humai hands, -with tentacles less than out, foot long. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING Let us figure your total contract includ* ing labor. . Serrice and Repair on wiring and accessories. Appliance Repair. WALPOLE ELECTRIC CO. flO So. Sec. Phone 3371 like beast } 13 Reference ! 15 Make a mis-' j take i 16 Cloyed 118 Era I 19 Eager 21 Mexican coin 22 Trees • 23 Chills *•?' 25 Deadly 26 Entomology (ab.l 27 Got up 28 Wall (Scot.) 29 Royal Navy 30 South Amer- ; ican. mammal i 33 Stop' ; 37 Concerning ; 38 Natural fat : 39 Yearn : . 40 Session (ab.) '. 44 Compared with ' ^ '.45 Related V, 4C Apparel ^i ; 48 Before (p; 49 Tangling f? : 51 Wind indi- "*'. 1 cators ( ; ; S3 Capital of 1 Iran • 54 Minced oath 4 VERTICAL, 1 Dialect Y%* 2 Implant V" 3 To (prefix) 4 Short sleep x • 5 Colorless ; 'i 6 Misfortunes }• 7 Girl's nick-' ,"'.- *> name T^y? '25 Travesty v ; 8Rumen' W .30He ol a „ 9 While -- new strata-( ^- device , v ~ . lOPart of Venice sphcra gon- J 42Endorse ^ ~n{ 11 Tenets - - dola trip soon43 Senior (ab.) i, 12 Tranquility' 31 Oil -7^ 46 Beverage .'', 14 French town 32 Feathers --,' 47 Night before! 17Apud (ab.K 20 Shining -" , 22 Serious , i'?i 24 Sting • . . 34 Goddess of 50 Rhodium / ' '. wisdom 35 Burn „ 3G Sea eaglesA VF (symbol) . ^ | - ! 52 Silver *J * I (symbol) V ii Out Our Way ByJ.R. Williams Fjtty-nine ninety ww: That** sixty dollars a nkcM^ Workmciwitl ntftt arm was nulled the of it* carton, set •W WM* ••* 'alM* >t with •K-n aWi*l hav* to pay •wtv-'a a *M o> that for •V from • fellow I 'Kc don't prices, klfataav*. ; IB.* • out ookin' later." Ellie h*M his ruler against the baseboard. "Some clocks of wood will do for now, iust to get her goin 1 . Debby, you run out to the bam and get spine blocks of wood, different sizes. An armful of 'em." Joel said, "I'll help ymi," and he followed her "out to the barn. He watched her as she clambered over the pile in the corner, tossing out some two-by-twelves and some four-by-fours and some two-by-fours. "You'll find a saw in the workshop there," she v said. "Do you want to saw those two long ones in two?* He picked up the .two pieces and took them into the shop, and in a minute she heard tbe saw working. Sac had enou«h pieces and she went and Mood in the doorway, watching turn. If* could lotels. Bart and Ann f>o _to the oploy Plaza," she added, "nnd he Somerset, and sometimes the Kitz. The Woodland is just a place—and it's full of a lot of jeople like us." She motioned vith her hand toward Ihe house. 'I guess it's chcesier than any- :hing you ever saw." He laughed agnin. "Did you ever near of Trenton?" "The capital of T\ T ew .Tcrroy?" "Yes. The capital of New Jersey." "What about it?" "You ought to see il some iime." "Is it near Princeton?" "Yes." He sawed Ihe other log and hung the sow on Us hook. "Well, what do you say?" "Sure," sne said, looking at the floor. "I'd like to." (Ta 9» CMtttnned) the native Mississippians. is for the damn Yankees to shut \ip and h'l the people of Mississippi deal with him in their own way. H's his northern, out-of-state opposition that re-elect.s Bilbo every time. As for Bilbo's "tour peckerwootl" opponents in the primary, cx- Ompressman Ross A. Collins of Meridian and Jackson is the best knosui. Collins has served 10 terms in Congress. He and Bilbo were great pnls in their early years, mul campaigned, from the same bug^-y. Collins was state attorney y when utlbo was lieutenant go;- finnr. Later they fell out over wt- tlenu'iii of n .slate anti-trust .suit,, and they have been enemies over | since. This is Collin's third try for the Senate. He ran tHird in the 1931 primary. Bilbo winning the nm- u!f. Collitxs also ran to succeed the late Pat Harrison ill 1941. but R beaten by James• O. Eastiiind, Collins will probably have a hi campaign fund for his race against IJilbo In this year's primary, but l-ih)a will get the voles. HIM OTHER CANDIDATES HAVK LITTLE CHANCE Of the other candidates. Dong- ins Smith is a landscape architect nnd greenhouse operator in Jnck- f>°". He ran for Congress once, nml got loss than 1000 votes in tiio PO ALL \ OF US LIKE TO TELL HOW MUCH TOU&HER WE HAD IT IM OIJC DAY THAN) AMY- BODV HAS IT MOW l TOIJOH TIMES ? HA-HA.' V-JHV YOU (SOT FAT PLA.VIM' AHOUM' PARIS.' LOOK AT ME-- HA&&AR.D WBECK-- FEV6E., RDX FOOT AM' FISH GILI WHY, VOl) 'GUYS HAD A PICNIC IM THEM PRETTY ISLAJslDS, COMPARED WITH (JSAT BELLEAU AMV FOOL CAM HAVE TOU&H GOIW', SO I "THiWK I'LL "TELL PEOPLE HOVW EASY IT FOR ME, EVEN) IM THE OL' DAYS -- &IVE 'EM A CHAWGE' Hi, Buddy ... As you leave the Bridge and head for Memphis via the Riverside Drive, stop in and see Formerly of B/ytfievi/fe All TEXACO PRODUCTS A Complete Garage Service (<i Mechanics on Duty) A 1'ick-iip and Delivery Service Insured Car Storage THE OLD, OLD SOMO )ur Boarding House with Maj'. Hoople One of onr boys will drive yon up town and bring back for .servicing wbilc you are visiting or .shopping. SAUGE^TLEMEKl! WOULD VOUR\VTHE GHOT EADER9 PREFER. AM *\CYIONi Jt r' rfOTO HEROIC ALLV STAGED, /^-\\O FORA, RM6- FOOT c,HELf i LET'S f OP Tv-US t BIRD IS R Ps REFIt^eo POKTRfvVT ORE REP06ED ?-^A9 A. 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