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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Tax oooHnra tocwa oo. " • ' H. W. HAD4E9, PubUlbW SAMUEL r. NORRI0. IdltOT JAiiES A OATEN8. Advertising M*n*c*r St<\? Nntlontil Adv«rUslnj| R«prw«nt»tlv«>. -Vallaw Witmer Co., Nnw York, Chicago. D»- j-'Jll Atlanta, Memphis ftferj Afr«rooo» Rirept But.' aiil*r»c5 us second clam m&tiei M thf ponl- jfflct at BlythevUlss, Artunsiu. iwder tct of Congress, October 9, 1811 Served by the United Pm» •'-••'• SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of Blyth«vllJ«, ZIK pw seek, or 85o /T month. By mall, within a radius of 40 mllm, 14.00 per .ear, $2,00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; jy mail outside 50 mile lone 110.00 per ,~e»r payable In advance. 5000-to-l Shot ; Cecil B. DeMillc has made one of the most ..publicized long-shot bels in (he history of political ethics. In effect, he haV> put up Iris SoOOO-p.-wech salary Kguinrt Ihe American Federation of 1'adio Artistti' efforts lo make him pay SI for .'ic-malhiKfj' -he doesn't lieliovo in. ' .Pi'obnbly Mr. DcMille can afford ' Ihis extravagant gesture. 'As an early movie direclor and producer, lie parlayed lhai great American institution, ; the bathtub, into a tidy' 'fortune. And ; it js likely, that Mr. DeMille could live : ouf his days without being wholly dc^ pertdenl on' his Social • Security check, ! even without his radio salary, which {'isn't hay. [•' -Nevertheless, there is a good deal i of ^interest in and' sympathy for Mr. DciUillc's fight, tie objected to AF'RA > me'mbei's being assessed 51 to fight a I California; referendum which would ; have oii f| r\ved the .closed shop. He ; hasn't paid the dollar. If he dosen't pay .; up* ho Isn't an AFRA member in good 1 "'•.iiiding, and j;o can't .work in radio. •; iSIr. DeMillc contends that if ho j must let [someone else make up his mijul lor him before he can work, then hop's no longer a free man. lie also contends that if the assessment is legal, l/ie'n a union could levy any amount on H:>i members for any purpose, even to soskirg Ccnimunisis .?1UOO a head for support o£' ; (.b.e-, Republican. Party. * And Mr.^DpMillc has a case. Any AFRA niernbers;. who shared.; His views hut not '.his 'money m.iist Ijave' compromised principle for the sake of mousy anfl paid ,up .ruUier than, lower their livjng sr'an&ird 'jor -risk} iiiii?mp!oymiit . ^ Bu i AFRA has n case. : loo. ''Assessments like th&.one in question are legal under California? law. Consequently AFRA can-. say) as it. does, that Mr. DejMille 13^1101,,."^' abiding"; when he refuses 'to kick in with the dollar. And- AFRA might cite a hypothetical parallel. . • •' '.. .'. • •'; : • • 'Suppose a rugged and crotchety, .in- ciifidiialist thinks a pavement or sower on; his street is needless and nonsensical, and refuses to pay taxes for it. It is 'theoretically possible (though a little far-retched) that he, might lose his house because of his persistent refusal to! pay. ;'..'..!.'•.• ''• i . ' ; Now Mr. DeMille proposes to test thp California law to see if taxes levied by; a union with majority consent, in support of an idea, arc any different from taxes on material improvements levied by government with popular approval. , | He proposes to see if an organization within a government dedicated to freedom of speech and opinion can, under that same government, allegedly act to abridge those freedoms. ;1his government has often levied laics for projects toward which some of 'its lax-paying citizens had no sympathy. It 'will be interesting to .see, through Mr. DcMille's lest case, whether a. union can extend to the BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS limit this governmental power by depriving a member of his livelihood if he fails lo abide by majority opinion. Double Loss The Senate Military Affairs Committee, searching for the original copy or' the Atlantic Charter, has cast some doubt upon the existence of any such document more "original" than the version printed by the House of Representatives. _0ne might conclude, al'lcr reading Mr'. SloUinius's rebuke of British policy iri''lt«ly, (hat the Slate Department may fear that the original spirit of the Atlantic Charter has also been mislaid or forgotten. . KflirmluntlOD t* t>llK t» Itu ouilurlllj fr«n "Reticense end Inflation" "Postwar ]:l!imiln?, \tu\ been on a prclly liUjli plun tints fur—gcvcrnmonl officials, congress- liicn. hr,\vi;;s «.( liuiliicss nnd labor. IJut there Is o:;e postwar clitirc Hint we erdlnary mine-rvin cllircm :nn do. starling noiv and continuing alter Oinii'i'.y's defeat. We can be both cooperative ?.nd watchful In the campaign against Inflntion. 'The dnngcr-pQint of Inflation Is still ahead ui is. Piicc3 coiliunsd lo shcal upward for 20 mor.tlis after Armistice D.iy 1018, and Ihcy could do it again. The American people Imve r::«o thins like SlOO.tlOQ.OOO.OCO in savings, They ncetl a lot .-if vrnr-scnree fjood.s and services. Bn.slncs.'i niui Industry lire just :-s eager to supply as the public Is lo buy. These goods nnd services will ho simcc even nfler reconversion stari.1. Add rcnrclly to competition and plenty of money nnd you hn.ve nn Inilntlnn threat which explains why price control KIK! some rationing will be with ui for a considerable time. "We dn not nerd t:> wall for cars, refrigerators, ladle:; nr.d vacuum ik-ancra to hnv? In- finlitn dr.nccr. U fc l:crc now in the field of foods. !~.i ive can start being v.-atchfiil right now. Bi-t, me may nsk, aren't ceilings find rationing Inking cars if the danger? The answer Is thai I'.'.a CPA ii-n't check every ;mrchafe In every •tcre throughout the country. 'III.' ulllmnte re- ip-!-.=-:i;.lily ic-i.ls where It lias since controls and black iniv.r.ds b-:n;in, with the retailer and the cir.tcrccL 1 . CPA ha-, nirvryed the situation end tuimi that n sizable number of uraccrs antl . cur.torr.ciM sllll Icri that'it's exclusively Ihe gov- etrmenl's job to .make price •control: work-.'flic fumy rcvuilv li:r;t ovcr-ceiljij; prices arc found i'.i 15 per con: of food stores, mill that 30 per cent fill 1.1 rthpluy these piices properly. It shews ihi'.t n per 'cut of customers fsjl to find ot:l. th.- celling p:i:v of merits to fore they buy. Uul perhaps the ir.ost lij-mficr.nt figure is this: 25 ;:er c;-nt of hou.-c.wives think they are rome- llme', brinj overcharged, but only nbont linlf mention the fact '.) t':;elr grocei-, mid n much smiillcr number report these overcharges to loenl ration boards. , "Without sDinc conscious effort to curb Ihls customer rcliccnse, price violations will increase u,s victory neavs and the nrye to "let up" grows slrongir. And reticent; isn't easy lo curb. Most housewives don't court ur.pleasantness. They hale bring embarrassed by nuking a scene. Kill these I'irtt.' are worth t:iliii!g uml should be tiiken for Hie rase of everybidy. Infliilion would knock Ihe props Ircm nulcr a lot of postwar plans. It would be a ;:ho::kinsly difficult mess lo unt of. "Public viyilanre n CH - n!;,iii).'t nn inflationary li'C in f;o'.i r.rls. wl;i.h lake 40 cents out of irosi ho;isc!:c.'l-:l c'ciliir?, can do much lo prevent il." McAUISTEH. OKI,A., NF.W3-CAPLTOL. get Wha: Ihis. country ncoc: h u good liberal rriiKp'toi). And Cien i! needs (o have everybody have it.-C". Kobi'.t Msivnnrd Hutchins. prcsideiil U. of Chicago. Cormiiuni'iu in Kussiu hnr, taught Ihe people to read. I don'l rtMiicc Russian Communism, u has changed the Knro;ican policy of keeping Ihc people pu-n- s.ntl ignaranl.— Uidy AMor. Ou,r Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way fefe^"Y/*'^ TOU ^IMGL"u5<'' SIDI OUNCES COPR 1JM BY t,n QjR/tct. INt T.' M. RIG, V.6. pkl. err. WEDNESDAY, DECBMHKK 13, Ifl-l-i Living in a Fool's Paradise "Why, iltar, you needn't fed lh;il you're showing oil and just pa Killing around with your service'rihhons—every- body will only he looking ill the baby iinywayS" • THIS CURIOUS WORLD OF A PLANE FLYING AT •4O.OOO FEET, AND OPENED YOUR. PARACHUTE IMMEDIATELY, IT WOULD TAKE ALAtoSF POR YOU TO REACH THE EAKVH. THE WORD VERB [SANOUN,"-&y A\A!?K 5OIFER, THAT NEST IN NORTH AMERICA START THEIR RETURW TOP TO . SOUTH /WO CENTRAL AttERICA ' Visit Us In Our NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Service 121 E. Main Phone 21^ U you want In tmy mure War Hotllli SMU, US 1 HE Fl/KNITUUE k'O!) AUK NOT USING, tor cash! Also liberal trade-in allowance for old furniture on new. Alvin Hardy Furu. Co. K. Main I'hone Z30J 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. p hone 2911 Try Our "Own iMitdc" ICE CREAM 0!e Hickory inn Across I'Vom High School Kiive 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic S T E W A R T' 5 Drug Store Main & Lake Photic 2822 Recapping and Vulcanizing * * ,\l)l> LI.PE TO YOUK TIRES NEXT; When the sun IT. M- BEC. U. S. tonics up. In Hollywood BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NE.A Slaff Corrcsiiouiicnl Bud Abbotl nnrt Lou Coslello fin- Islicd a new movjc the olher day. They knew the plclurc was coni- plctcd because they nn oul or pages In n gin nunmy score pad. Bwl owed Lou $840.32. The comedians da nol make mo- .les like olhcr stars, by looking at the script. Tliey look al the cards inrt tile gin rummy score pad. Bc- IWCEII lienls they step In front of the camcni. Filming of an Abbott and Costcllp ;:iclure Is unlike making any oilier movie. Evcrylliing Is sponlancous. Nothing is rehearsed. Sure, lliere is a script. The studio demands H lor construction of sets, cnsling, and ibe budget. But nud nnd Lou never look at it They look at the cards. Actually their movie making isn't Hint spontaneous. Bui il I 5 ~true that Bud and Lou .seldom rehearse their dialog. The direclor explains the scene, rending their lines from Hie script. The toys make suitgex- tlons and plot llic action. But once the camera starts, anything can happen. THKV THINK AUKK. KomcUtnrs they will play the BJ. R. A!4 A.CE Of CLUBS, VJHIL& e TrtejPLfcrtHT MERCORV —80LSTGRED sv >,HIS:HP\PPY o^Eti i TOOK WOSEOVJI-S OMERTHE HURDLES ?OR,-^.feO PLUS VJMCUES, CLSFf FROM M. TO AN OLD LIOM TAMER -«~- ,VV>/ -^- I'M. TiSVlKS TO Fl&URE HOXO "ftteV- 9 SOT IKJ AW i S-KLn UP.' HE NEVER SAW ,VM AUTOMOBILE TILL HE GOT Hi", PIRST It-VKCUT.' n " ITS MOT Y 1 HMOW, BUT 1 rx>KNOW Y B50<EM-i THIS WUCH-VOUCAW'T ^ I T MUST \ OR-VB IT LIKE A HOG'S TAIL BE_JUST ] EC A PUMP HAWDLE-- VOL) MED.y GOTTA HOLD n wrrH >DUR — -f THUMB AM' F1WGERS r —' / LIKE THIS,TOGETHER, ,^^^ I SO ITLL THEOW YOUR ~" (" BORKI 1HIRTV VtARi TOO SOOlO scene as explained to tliem, adding a lev.' comical bits of business. Bu; usually it is an entirely different version, thought up as they go nlcng. After v-.orkiiu; together for clslit years, they tiiiuh [dike. Whoever slarlS' fid liWjiiifr, the other fellows right along as if H hart all teen carefully worked out. To the confi'.slon, of course, of other actors in the scene. A pvnrniivjni character nctor oucc told me: "After •.vorking with Bud nn^j bou for six weeks I had lo lake a vacation. I was a nervous wreck. I never knew what in say. They lid llbhed every single line of dialog in Hie picture. W ( . tliot one scene six times. They did it differently every There is no heller way of filin- ing cnmcriy. of cDurse, which is one of the reasons Bnd and Loll are coxoffice champions. "Here Come the Co-Eds" is the tille of their latest Universal comedy. The boy.s pl-.iy janitors in a elrls' collOKc. Sample lamrlis: Lou in a blonde wig, niasqueriitllni; as a feminine I nsketball star. Lou swalloiving a pair of dice-. Bml shaking him and llicn reading Ihc numerals on (lie dice through a fliioroscope. After Uieir live years of Hollywood stardom, you've probably read :•. great deal a!::nit Abbott and Cos- tcllo. Hut maybe you haven't heard the story of ihoir big New York j break which paved Ihe way to mo[ viclown. I They wore offered comedy spots in a nroadway imisirnl. "Slteets of Paris." An iii:kn-nvii. Oiiincn Mi- isnda. r.Ircadv had bren M<>ncd. IT DIDN'T 1.0:)K OOO1) The boys talked il over antl rin- clclcd thev shcnldn't take Ihc chance. The slinw didn't look like it would last more Ihan a couiile of weeks. Miranda was unknown, fiut Ihe producer \\as u Irlriirl and they hesitaled to decline his offer. Instead of savins no. they made a scries of exorbitant demands—$1500 a week instead of S500. which they were offered, lop billiiifj, fnticy dressing rooms, etc. The producer agreed. Al the time. "HdlvMpappin" was Ihe bis? hit on Broadway, u was impossible lo get tickets. "Okay," said l.ou, In desperation, "we'll si^n if you can get us two llckcl.s to 'Hellzapoppin.'" The producer had Hint written into the conlract. too. Tlie Ijnys conlfin'l argue any lonstcr. They signed. The show was I n hil. iVVurk shoe re[pairs are made licrc wilh Ihe same inuticu- s carc uscd for most expensive shoes. Our leathers are long wearing and Ihe best available for this char- acler wnrk. If you want wear and comfort try us. MODINGER-POEIZ*I!RE*CO. HITJ-. Bl Nnrth' GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing «nd Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwyi61 CEILING J'HICES .Phone 2291 ilii-rs rnlrr i>itli ilnii^n r.\vnrils. It iM lIl-rnil-K <>r;li-r Mini nil Hi'.- lirr\v ninli- r]ilLilri-ti iinili-r livo X'nrs I>ir .slain. Mii-hnl IH'iiil.i t,> :iiiJ rrnilniln Flrlirt-w rn ni-:ir!:i ulily il.'lilfrhti-r. Ti r'l.ASHIKiri Til* lirnrhi-r .-Illi-Iinl. Ilirl tll)ii>:!* 1,0 ih \Vliy ilu jli-lilTn^ llinuf n Ctrtti's f: Ihc 1 ;.i Ilirm Iliat il is loni l» plriiif nn tin- Tiirlh of - MihliiTN ritU- :i>v : .l,n-l h;,.^ jn.-.rr . Mi, -I,:, I ri>jiitlTi-o inninti. Vlnvlaf lit A tola] of 3.214 nurses served in the Civil War: 24,000 in the first Woi'ld War, and 55,000 in World War VI lo date. r P>IF: month of. Sheclar had al' ready given way to Adar, Joel redectcd, musing upon the swift passing of the year. Michal was searching unsuccessfully for lilies of the valley, for as yet they had not come lo bloom, Uieir small Hags were folded and sheathed. II \v;is early now for blossoms, although she carried in her hand n Sharon rose and several red anemones. II would nol he long until a riol of wild flowers ornamented every slops and little valley. There was an abundance of herbage nnd the sheep were nibbling at lender foliage thai a litllc later would be unavailable. Michnl v.-as looking at the flowers in her hand. The smile had gone from her eyes although her lips still curved to ils will. "Joel, wilt Ilioti dig an acacia for me?" the asked. He xv.is impatient on hearing again thai oft-repealed request which lie could not understand. Yet he listened once more to what appeared lo him irrelevant nnd inconsequent words. "Men use the timber of the cedar tree to build vast buildings raid towers, and of the acacia's wood was the ark of Elohim made. Ami its tables and slaves also were ol shitlim wood, smoothed and polished in Ihc wilderness. Dost Ihou nol believe thntjrom thence o«r custom whereby we plant the cedar and ncacia at the birth of our children? .Strength for our sons and beauty lor our daughters?" "Why then dost Ihou so strongly desire rm acacia?" he asked, and was slnrllcd by the pain that struck her face. She answered almost with sadness. "I planted a cedar once, Joel, planted it for spite, and now I would implant thai tree, but it has grown throughout the years, its rools go deep. If I mighl planl an acacia, I feel somehow thai would efface the cedar's planting." "Thou arrives! strangely at that conclusion," he said. * T * AT noonday they quarreled. ^ When the heat of the sun kept the flock indolent. Michal was fondling a young ram, "Is he not bcaulitul?" she asked, hugging the lamb lo her side. "Without blemish," Joel agreed. "I shall .lake him lo the festival of I'ascha, this day week." lUichnr'Sent the nun from her with a Sfnart little spank against its flank,'• "Because he is my pet!" she cried. "Thou must take my one lamb lor Ihe sacrifice when thou hast so many more!" "It is -without blemish," he repealed, surprised. "It is my lamb!" she said angrily. "Thou hast choseri it lo punish inc.", The unfairness of her charge drew a like angry relorl from Joel, "Thy lamb . . ." he said de- liberalely, "Thy lamb is in Rome." "As I should be," she replied, calm now lhal he was angered, and delighting in his fury. "I should have gone when Drusus begged me." She had ,1 devil of perversity, he thought, for surely only thus could she find such wicked dc- lighl in reminding him of Urusiis and their comradeship. A comradeship (hat iilled her husband with a baffled resentment. Joel said, "Thou art wanton to think of Drusus thus." "He was Jonathan's friend," she said, gently mocking him. "Thou art very loyal to Jonathan." Goaded beyond die words of wisdom, he shouted al her, "Thou carest more for Jonathan's friend than Jonathan's son!" There was ;i shadow in iUichal's golden eyes as she looked at him nnd the truth of his words Hayed her. Their quarreling was always bitterest when Malacln's' name entered into it. He was surprised when she failed to return the lash. Instead she looked across the Held of Boaz, eastward toward the distant mountain ranges beyond the lake of Asphallitcs. There was a strange stillness upon her. * ? * "TJAD Malachi a like affection ; x for thy friend?" he asked, quietly. "Drusus taught me Jove for the child," she said. "Malachi was a handsome babe, Joel, and strong In the ninth month after his birth- he could walk. He Mxmlci follow me wheresoever I went." Her voice was stripped of emotion, putting forth words as naked of feeling as brandies carried by Jordan into Ihc lake of Asphallites a ™ bn , r , e of , bi>rk - "*'lavia came when the child could walk Fla via." ' lie cared nothing for Flavia's coming. "Thou wast telling O f how Drttsus laughl thce love," he prompted. And immediately re- grclled Ihe ill-choosing of his words. Michal sighed. "Drusus told me of how Flavia married man old as her father, when she herself was but a merry child to escape the injustice of their 'fa- Ihcr's wife." "The child," ho said impatiently. "Thou wast telling of Malachi!" She put a hand lo her curls in Ihc familiar gcslure. He fancied it was disdain thai touched her lips as she opened them again, nnd her voice was as empty of life as the waters ot the inland, sally sea. "He \vas like Drusus," she said finally. . (To lie Continued)

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