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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLK COUKIEK NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ." THK OOUHU& NBWB OO. A ' H W, HAWB8, PuhUlbw 8AMTJEL P NORRI5, editor MUSS A OATEN3, Advertising Sole Notional Advertklim; . V&llsc* wttmur Do., New York. Chicago. [>• r,'it Ailftnt Pjibbj-ht-a' Evfrj AfUraoom Cictpi 8m.' .j Biit*rfd lu, second claw ouatci tt thf [xwt- jrftee ut Blythevllle. Arkanuu. under act of COD<«*»,; October 9, wn by thr iP'v.- OOBSCRIPTTON RATE? Bj"carjier In the dty ol Blytbavllle. 30c pw «eek, or 85o <-r month. . '• By maU. within a rscUiu ol 40 nillps, f 4 00 par .eHr,-*2.00 for six months. (1.00 fur three month*; jy mall outside W) mile zone J 10,00, per /far oaynble In advance. ! Announcements On the Spot K may be thai Richard Wiigncr liwl his opferas re;>.)!y started if. And it nifty r.lfo I'C that Harry 'UnniURtcr of station \V\VJ in Dcli'oit will finish it. The "il" : in question is (he sinking commercial. I Of course Wagner enthusiasts will ! bitterly repent his bcinj; dragged into this I'iiidussion. But Lliby can't deny that, he was the originator of the "leading motive" in music—a scheme whereby the characters and some of the • situations in an opera are identified by a melodic phrase, "which shows up in the orchestra when the.characters or situations show up on the stage, or arc even mentioned. i It took the commercial songsmilhs some SO years 16 copy Wagner's ide;i. : But today any number of things—soup, i soap, bread, soft drinks and what have ' you—; ! .re identified on the radio by melody. IJlurps, burbles, fanfares and • snatches of close harmony have become ; the new trade marks. ; A great many people don't seem to like the singing cammcrei;;!. 11 may be fissumed that J'r. Bannister is included among them, For, according to Broadcasting Masar.inc, he is banning all transcribed spot announcements from hi", s alien brfrinninj; Feb. 1,; ,;And i>ro?.ckfis(ins reports that a major'Hicl- vrork is eor.bicieriiig similar steps. The transcribed; spot atinouneemeiit i aHti i'l LO ains other th iiys> beside-, sii ginc i mmeiciaK but thcie t 1 - icis on 1u it> i c- 1 lint amptul <ul\oiti mv is ^ r f Din rd ch'St Uag<H At 'ci.t. v\hei r iiieone a kc 1 him v hat bed do n n .idxtiti^ei of eied 1 m .1 'h\c' ii!^ n ' commeicirl, he i quoted rs haunjr "anl "j'd tuin it doun 1hs majcnt\ of hslenets piolalh \\ould \\elt-me scne changes in the technique of ladio ad\erlismg Broad ci^e 1 " en* "is Fedeial Comnntmt i lioi b Commission ha\e long kept ctobfi \ atch on the fa"ts stated and opinions Cxpiessed in ladio programs But they Have paid less attention Ib then piogiams good table be\ond see ing that .they did not exceed the bomids of decency. .. • • It,is argued, that listeners must ptit up wi!h'commercials if they want to •• hear the programs thnt sponsors buy. But that docs not account for the spot announcements that may precede or foU low your favorite program. Nor does ii rule out the broadcasters' use of discretion in the spot advertising used. It is getting so that on many stations during much of the day, programs are largely-.spot announcements, with little entertainment. And the unhappy truth is that many of these announcements are delivered with a heartiness; bombast: eagerness or lyrical enlhus- bnn which, with or without a musical "leading motive," often irritates the lii'tener. Newspaper executives for many years have exercised the editorial pre- rogative of passing upon the content of advertisements they print. Jf radio executives are now beginning (o follow siiit, it is safe to say that listeners, broadcasters and sponsors all stand to benefit in the end. Our Affluent Statesmen If the Senate eventually .sees fit to approve tin; new Stale Department personnel, it will be interesting to watch the reorganized .slnff in action and observe what effect, if any, wealth may have on foreign policy. For Secretary • SloUinius and his corps of new assistants certainly must bo (lie richest State Department in our country's history. Much of his affluence seems to be cungciiittil. Mr. Slettiiiiu.s is the son of ;! Mori?;m parlner. Undersecretary Joseph (',. Grc\v was left a considerable fortune which enabled him In pursue a diplomatic tareer and gel in a little big Hiimc hunting on the .sid: 1 . The Assistant Secretaries include a young man limned Nelson Rockefeller, \vh<Wfr!l;K are reputedly well off. Another is Archibald Mn.vl.cish, with an educational background of the liotch- kiss,School and Vale which gives notice of his family's comfortable circimi- stanics. This; leaves cnly Will Clayton to up- liol'l the tradition of rugged individualism in the present generation. He seems to have made hi.s millions in the cotton business largely by his own efforts. This now gold-plated Dun & Hriid- .street #roup fits harmoniously into a Cabinet that i.s already tolerably well heeled. The inherited fortunes of President R cose veil, Attorney d'encral Kiddle and Secretary Morgcnthmi are known. At. hist reports Secretaries Jones find ickcs were doing well on the fruits of their own accumulation. And Messrs. SUimon itiul Forrrsb.! br.ve something more than their sin'ariu:; to put between the wolf and the door. What is all this accmnuintion of v.'r.aKh ;:o:njr to add up to hi the. matter of !.;>vrr::mcn'nl policy 1 :' As regards !he Slate i5ep".riinent, the guesswork answer depends on one's estimate of the p.e.w r.irin!;crs' past performances 'nwi (ine'y hopes 1 for their future '•cturtflishiTiciHs.. And predictions -of, .fiilure" moves of the Cabinet veterans 'Rj'e jus-i. iis bfiiihazni'd. Wealthy nr.n like President Roosevelt anil Mr. Ickes, who spearheaded the Nc\v Deal, !r,i!i:- ago proved that a mail's inccin: doesn't necessarily condition hiii isiinkiiig. And tlie combined ci'.piial aasct:i of the pvesent Cabinet don't g;ifiraiitce thai oiii' post\var do- iheslie policies will be- conservative or that, in the foreign t'iclil, Vice President Wal.'ace'a Hottentot milk-delivery protri"!!!) will jiieei with opposition. Yet tho::e cnpi'.al usselK of the ad- liiinistratieii's inner circle keep increasing a:i tl;e ranks of the original New dealers grow thinner. All tbi.s i.s of considerable; rat isf act ion to conservative business sources, and a cause of alarm to sonic liberals. JUit nobody is backing hi.s emotions with any big bets, because nubudy lias ever accused the longest administration in American history of boms; predictable. / SAY We nro not tryir.j; t:> s-are people with the idcn that we are k'SiH;} the war. We just want them '-] know that Amcikiiii lives are being lost nml the war v ill be ipu:-h lonscr because we are fliorl ot shells.- H-Kersl. Clarence W. Alexis of I'alccnrr, K. Y.. on Anny lour of appeal for greater production. TUKSDAY, DECEMKEK 12, 194-1 SIDI GLANCES Among the Casualties Hti, tbt lyusl nustrabli- ni;,ii } kn.jw—lit prcdicied so many lernblo lliinys before election liu.t now he's afraid they won'l liappeii!'' THIS CURIOUS WORLD ' > *''' r : GIVES HIS AWTE /.OV£ PA7~J (WITH HIS FLIPPERS....5LAF5 ( MiSO LOUDTHEY CAN BE HEARU < ' f E THAN ONE -HALF OF THE WORLDS 27O AMU-ION ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES A.MERICANS, T. W. REG. U. 5. PAT. OFF. ANSVVER: Tokyo. by." "I3on't tell me," kklclcd • Ciikor. "tlial in addition to all that he i.s 4 F?" "lielter than that," enthused tlic agent, "ho'.s im enemy iilien." 'llic li»f clscck cirl n( a lofal "iglit S|ic'l hiis tliis card nil licr lo- IKICCO li-.i.v, "Cig-Rtgtels." A0» !i vou waiiv lo o'uy more War Ooiid^ SELL US 11IK FUKNITUHE YOU ARF: NOT USING, for cash: ilso liberal trade-in allowance for i il(l furniture on HUVT. i Alvin Uartly Knni. Co. . 1 K. Main 1'honc i.Wl Try Our "Own Made" "M« Hickory Ian Acruss From Hich Sclinnl . Save :->()'/< On TRUSSES SU>el and Elastic STEWARTS, i Main l'hone'^822' Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. phone 2911 Balling out In In Hollywood BY ERSK.INE JOHNSON , Hint. An;l then we'll punish her in NBA Staff .Correspondent -the,final reel Mo satisfy Hie Hays Today we looked up Uhe .gentle.- office crxlo for her iiffair wil'n wan who .should have the biggest Lord Enj"e Cfirlton. 1 ' headache In Hollywood. Only he Alter rlc.smi; the bedroom doors, didn't hnve n headache, William Pi-rlberu Is fimlini,' plenty of cellu- clrainn in Perlberg snid. He was the only per,on in Hcllywoori, lie said, who is not worried about tlic iilui version uf Knthlccn Winsor's best. selliUB Uo-pounrt novel iibont u trollop with n wallop, "Forever Amber." Coining from the gentleman who will produce the picture, this was Something. Said Pcrlbei'B. who last year produced "The 80113 of Bernadette": " 'Forever Amber' will make a great movie even If we don't show n bedroom." He confesMXI. though, that the censors have not yet approved the screen treatment of courtesan Amber St. Clare, who miikes Scarlett O'ffnra look like n Sundiiy school teacher. In fact, the screen treatment still isn't completed. The movie version, he promises, will be "faithful to (lie book without being bnxvdy. We'll eliminate many of her lovers. VW-'ll let her marry . the others—there's no law ngniiisl Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams FOCOSSED THE --£UT^?g$SS£& ^^^£^ c;< -,M'?^? L 3UST P'SCERrtED) IT IM PROK{T OP you BUT ONW H60RE -on , Tri6 7^, t w S65 ^_ o ^g£l NSTVUs tV^f/A TU S> STARTED / O(0 MINE.' ; j • ACE OP C 65 AM CV\ ft nan •fxcy iW GUESS IS IT'S A FLNSPECK 0,>OS GLASS,' ARE MADE'- NOT BORSJ Work shoe. repairs are mad* here with tlic same ractlra- _ s care, used for must expensive shoes. Our leathers are long wearing and Ihe best available for this ch.ir- ;icler work. If you want' \vc.ir and pcmfnrl try ns. Recapping and Vulcanizing .*:.•* Milt I.IFK TO YOUK TIKES llwy. 'it Nnrth GUARANTEED 9 /& A.~^ ^M^* V 24 Hour Service . Al««i— Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADEfcOAL CO. N. Rwy. fit CEHJNG PRICKS I'tifsne 229' Amber"—the Great Plague and ti:c Great Fire ol London, the Kind's theater, the Friars ami Mother H':d Cap, and the spli'iidor of Charles II's court. C-JNE.MA CIIATTlCr. Alice F.iyi- has ended a two-year rnlircircnl and will soon return lo the screen. Kin; just signed a new contract \vi1h 2Cth Century-Fox. . . . They're now making Spanish and French veisions of "Wilson." . . . IJini! Crosby and his four sons will arpnar in a brirt sequence ol "Dufly's Tnvem," doin? a humor- oiis draiuati/ation of Crosby's life. . . . Alan L!-.-:Ul's next nuvi'j vvill be nliont a s.^tdi^r wiio ri'turns Llinclcd. falls in love with a girl cf qiiestionahlc virtue and how they both Ihid l-.;\i)])ine. c s. . . . Lola rnrl sister Ro:.c:nary Lane will he :o-.stane{l ;is;ain in a new movie. Kola kills Ho.seiuiiiy in the final reel. . . . SiL;;i .spotted liy Kitty Carlisle In a Kollj-wond batilcrarcl girdle shop: 'Hold That t.ine I'ar.-ijiiciiiit .Mirak - i;rcvio«-cd "Here Ceinc' Ibo WAVK5" in Hunt- l!i5lo:) Park Die oilier ni^lit bc- '.wc-.-n .«lKi\viiiR» n[ "Wilson." A pair of eldeily Indies came in lale and were scnied iv;x; ti> Direelor Mark Eandrich. As Hetty Hulton went into a violent rf-ntine - - living to :lng while Mnuriiui; on her hands — Mark uirtiecd the elderly Indies .Uilfpcrin?. •llien one til them pxll- rt his .slee\e. -Pardon me, mister." said the rtownner. - c hm i s n,i s [ nc lame 'Wilson' picture they showed !n Los Angeles?" CM VKr. CANIM: Write in the mine of I.JSMC- ;\s the most ec-o;:eratlve star in Hollywood. Posing (or some still pictures for "Ron of Lassie." the fa- uiotis collie -AiiBscd his Oil. blurring the picture. The photographer tried it ngnln. "Kola your (all still." commanded Trainer Rueld WeiUherwax. Lnssle <!!<!. When Geoigo cuknr wns .it Fax directing the fd:n version of Moss Hnrt'a "Willie:! Victory," an ngcnt visited the set nnd started io rave nkout a terrific lending man lie had discovered. He said: "He's sensational, JIc looks like IXiiin Andrews, is cute lll:e Van .lohnson, nets like .S'penrer Tmr.v and sinjjs like Cios- THIJ STOUV: .llichnl ntiit lirr Tinl.y Mill. ILiu. nr«- nlonv In ln-r I'lilirlj-Jtrnl \vli.-n Mir lloiiillll sol- iH»-r.s i-nl«T ivllli ilrinvu s\vonln. 1( Ix Ili-roil-.s urilcr Hi.'il nil llr- lirt*\v mult- i-hlltln-ii iiniliT t\\tt inT.st-lf In DrusUM, Ihl-lr li-:uh'r. n)n> la liiimrn li> her. Slic |,,,lnl» lu n rrrrnllj- lilniilr,! :u-ai-l:i Iri-r. mil! ri'i-nll.s In Iiirn Ihilt II IM (he IN'f,r>-tv <-ii*fnm li> ;,l:in( ;in Ili-.-icin only mi tin- hlrlll of A '"'*** n , 1\,rOSES, seeing an acacia tree ~ " emblazoned with the glory of his lord, hart been impelled to remove the shoes off his feet. Michal, in like amaze, put from her heart the rancor and bitterness of the past, accepting at last- her husband's authority. True, the acacia was not nt this time a hinning hush, but despite its rough uprooting and replanting, the thorny wilrt tree, showed not a sign of wilting, ralher il promised soon to shake its long milk bloom from slender Ihnbs. From out the bush once more the voice of Rlohim had ppoken. The Remans, hearing, had ridden away. And the place whereon she stood, lo Michal, was holy ground. Her cry for Joel echoed in her heart, and Michal placed the child upon Ihc ground again, memory replacing the scene just passed with one wherein slip liarl walked in the courtyard to meet her shepherd husband ai;cl their talk was of another child. Joel was angry, she had noted, and he gave no answer to her greeting, speaking as though their conversation ot some hours ago had not been rudely interrupted 1 . . "Ho was ohctiienl unto me as a ron to his father," ,Toe\ said of this other child. "And through (hy folly he is lost lo mo." Michal's little hand caught in her curls. She faced him resolutely. "He was thy hcrdsboy," she declared. "Ho was my brother's son, nnil thine," he rebuked her. "He .was Jonathan's son," she said stubbornly. "So that thou hated him," her husband guessed. "So that Ihou hast sold him to the Romans." She prolcstcd bitterly, "lie was not sold, he went willingly to learn in Rome." "He was kidnapped," the shepherd said . furiously. "And thou hast surely sold thy soil to strangers!" "He was Jonathan's son!" she cried. "Thou wcrt serving in the Roman army whence thoii had been called, thou knowest not '.'. ." "Knowcst .not what, Midial?" "Knowesl not how Ihy brother Jincl become. Thou canst'not know that I would ralher have died than bear a son (o be raised as seed lo Jonathan!" • "Yet thou-liflst permitted,Malachi to be taken to ;K6mc. If aught happens to him in that strange land, the seed of Jonathan perishes." "N'ol n strange land!" Ehc-^iro- festcd sharply. ."Tis a land,- he will love." v ' •" "Thy friendship with the Komans persuadeth thee strangely," Joel said unbelieving. * * * ]y£ICHAL maintained stubbornly, sister will treat Malachi as n son until she herself returns to Rome lo befriend him!" "There arc tales in Jerusalem," he said, "that thy friend is o wicked v.-oman. It Is told that her husband has returned to Rome a broken man." "Is it told that he killed his wife's friend, and fled from Judaea?" Michal asked sharply. "It is said that here in our land he had become a jcsl to Roman and Jew alike because.of his wife's paramours." "So my htishaixi has an ear for the vile gossip of the- markets?" Joel's ancor was like a ctorm that, shook her nnci his words were bruising. "Thou art as wicked as, thou art lovely to look upon! Thou hast robbed me of a son and lliou canst never repay." * * * . TOEL had married his brother's ** witlow. She was bcauti despite her ful, even sturdiness, he had husband." Her eyes decided. Life co'uid be interesting with Michal as his wife. At any rate he would deny her the dubious pleasure it might be to loose his shoe and spit in his face, as was the custom when the nearest relative of the dead refused to marry tiie widow and raise up seed to the departed. But he still was not certain whether in her heart ."she scorned Jonathan's brother. '- . . . "Thou lias borne me no son, nor art likely to," he derided. "Michal, the king's daughter, scorning her became speculative. Did she dare tell Joel why she had permitted Driisus to take Malachi to Rome? Would ho im- dersland why she 'allowed, (he virtual kidnaping from Jonathan's relatives of Jonathan's son? Michal . knew the answer to thai. Knew that licr decision had been contrary to custom and tradition. Yet Joe! was loyal, she conceded. However bitter he might be against herself he had not betrayed to his people that he had been unadvised and uncou- siiltcd when she had permitted the departure of the Jad. He had not revealed how once she had contrived to have the hoy remain with her at their dwelling while he himself took the flock to pasture, nor how he had returned at evening to find Maiachi had. accompanied the Homan party which journeyed that day (o Joppa to embark for Rome. Now her mood changed, became softer. "I would not have a sheep raised as seed to thy brother Jonathan," she smiled. "But it it" were . . ." "Michal?" he questioned, unbe-' Her little hand, deserting her curls, slipped down and clung to her husband's robe. "I would hear thy children gladly," Michal told him. .(To Be ConCmteil)

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