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May 18, 1946

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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eAGE BLYTI1EVILLE (ARK.)'.-COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 18, 10-1C ttffc' BLTTHEVTUJ COURIER NXWB . , " JAKES' u R, ATKIK8, sntor lUOI«er rott. Afeata. Aftamooa Bmpt Bandar _ _ •» Blrtbnrffle. ArkaoM*. October «. 1*17. at Uw Ml of Ooo- terod bf U» DUM *rtm »: , SUBSCRIPTION RA1 87 curler to U» ottj <* KyttwrUl* ( «u&rtwii town wh«« eat** mntet to uhxxL JOe pv vnk. or Me pw Month. '.By nilL wttup • ndtai or «• BUM, HJW p* »e»ft'»S.OO for ttt mcotb*. »LOO tar thnt nuotlw; or^rnan ouUld* M nUJ» MM. UOM pw »•» p»j«Me in adnae*. Confidence in Government "•;.Sharp. Contrast in the thinking of 1 the mtiyors of two of the larger South- cr)Vcities,, is'''found in the news dispatches of the week. • ••-"liv .New 'Orleans that city's new "ref'(jjmn! 1 . -'aiiaj'or,' .Lelesseps Morrison, lias advanced a proposal to legalize operation "of "r;»ciVie handbooks and to put "the 'city into' the slot machine bnsi- neSjS, with; the city to reap the profits to' v 'th(J tune of $4,000,000 from the slot n'iachihes' alone. '.' In; Memphis, Mayor Walter Chandler,,'r.ed'before a conference of municipal executives of Arkansas, . Tartnesses and adjoining states that by reason of'-their offices they have the responsibility of maintaining confidence ijfcgoveriuneiit as a whole because they head up governing agencies which are i^fji'est t,b the people. •""The'!' fundamental principals of A'mericsn local, state and federal governments will-remain unchanged if we cfd our; .work well as mayors and city officiHls,'.',Mayor Chandler stated with w5sd,Qrii, ' ; i; VVhnt.can the New Orleans mayor hope to 'accomplish when he puts the city in the gambling business? Can he retain the-respect of those who elected htm on a rerorm ticket? As the gambling overlord in that great city can he 4,6.on6: single thing to help preserve the . • fundamental 'principles of American government? -Those principles need pro- .CpcUoniinvtVicsc times more than- ever before in the-history of'the nation.' that he thought the secrets shouldn't be kept is hardly an extenuating circumstance. The fact that he made a "positive contribution to winning the war" i.s even less to the point. Millions of men and women made positive contributions to winning the war. But that didn't necessarily transform all of them into persons of spotless character. If war service were to be a mitigating factor- in all judicial judgment of veterans' behavior, it would not only be a blow to the fair administration of justice, but also a slur upon those who, having served, do not consider that service a license to live outside the law. An Old American Custom A Moscow commentator, in listing some of the things that the Russian people found wrong with the world a year after V-B Day, asked why "figures in the United Stales and Canada speak out in defense of Mikhailovitch." That is a fair and natural question for Russians to ask. And, having been reared in a carefully insulated environment, they would find it hard to understand that, in the United States and Canada, the .state's accusation of trench- cry against a man is not tantamount to verdict of guilty. They would fhsrt it equally hard to comprehend that, when an ally is suddenly accused of being a double-dealing traitor, "figures .in the United States and Canada" are accustomed to ask for proof—even humble, unofficial figures. Not only that, bill they arc allowed to speak out in defense of a man accused by the state, and to speak out boldly, publicly, and without fear. All of which probably seems undisciplined, anarchistic, and downright silly to I he average Russian citizen, who, like some of the rest of us, finds the world today rather baffling and disturbing, though for somewhat different reasons. SO THEY SAY Irrelevant Excuse A group of British scientists has protested the"10-year sentence of Dr. Alan Nunn May, convicted of giving atomic -bomb information to the Soviet. Union. The scientists call their colleague's sentence "extremely harsh" and ask its reduction. One reason for their ..request is ."Dr. May's positive contribution to winning thej War." • • . .,Dr. May was found guilty of breaking 1 an oath of secrecy and taking upon himself the formation of national policy by- giving away some of his country's most '. closely guarded secrets. The fact There is plenty of evidence that the pan- Gennanic kiea is still |;oing strong, not only in Germany, but in placer where i^c Nazis have found refuge—Spain, Argentina and other coun- Irier,. So long as German assets remain under their control, cither in Germany or abroad, there will be real danger that they will try a comeback.—Sen Glen H. Taylor ID) of Idaho. * * * The Communist Party gives lip service to democracy but it is essentially undemocratic. The methods by which it- seeks to gain power disregard altogether Ihc obligation to maintain the standards of conduct which would make life possible In a civilized society.—British Prime Minister Clement Attlee. * * * ! 1 believe myself that the .ideological gulf in political thinking between,'the' tteniooriclpk arid Russi^ is the greatest arid most • diffIciijt obstacle In the path of maintenance of rlworld peace and Justice,—Sen. Joseph H. Ball (R) ol Minnesota. s * , The Home must be maintained or democracy will perish.—President Truman. Shucks, They Ain't Seen IMothin' Yet! *, IN HOLLYWOOD . HOLLYWOOD, May 18. (NBA) — Until we met Toumanova, the famous Russian ballerina, we didn't know anything about a Pas de Bounce or a Grand Jete. The ballet. Just wasn't on our beat. Toumanova explained everything. With a private demonstration, yet. But we still don't know the difference between a Foucttc and an Entrechat. It was all as simple as filling out a 19W income tax blank. All we know Is that Toumanova Is a very lovely Indy who looks beautiful standing on her toes, and that the training of a ballerina is something like the exercises Joe Louis goes through just before he • - goes into a ring battle. She fers." Ballet came to our beat when Casey Robinson, the producer, decided to star his wife, ballerina Tounianova, in a motion picture based on the life of Pavlova. Tou- rnanova was Pavlova's protege. She danced in the Paris opera ballet at 10, was ballerina of the Bailee RUSSC de Monte Carlo at 16. MISCAST IV MOVIE DEBUT Toumunova also starred In RKO picture, "Days of Glory." which brought Gregory Peck to the screen. But she doesn't like to talk about that. It was a dramatic, non-dancing role, and, <i.s she says, "I <vas not rifiht for the part." But the Pavlova pictre will be different. "It is a labor of love," fhe says. "Pavlova once wrote a letter to a friend saying I should play her on the screen." Although Pavlova was a lady of many loves, producer Robinson, \vho boy-friends. Toumanova was working out in big sound-stage, with a pianist and George Balanehine, the ballet director, one wall was lined with inlrrore, and there was a rope hanging tfown from the ceiling, with which sh c practiced spins. She surprised us. We thought nil ballet dancers wore black tights at rehearsals. Toumanova was wearing flesh-colored silk tights, one of those fluffy white skirts, and a filmy blouse. "The ballerina never, never wears black." she explained. "The ballerina always dresses up." Toumanova's mama was also there. To say that she was loqua- clous would be an understatement. Mama talked a leg off us. "Toumanova suffers and suffers.'' Mama said. "The Ballerina imisi work and work and work. She suffers four to fiv c hours a day." As Mama talked and Toumanova danced, beads of perspiration for-;n~- cd cm Mama's forehead. I think Mama was suffering, too. "Toitmanova," Mama said, "is I always thinking up new ideas. She the | has so many ideas you have no idea." Tounianova told us about- the first time she came to the United States with the Ballet Ruxse. She was only is. "But I looked much older," shf said. A lot of New York ncwspapcr- ,men and photographers met the troupe when their boat docked. One of the reporters asked 13-year- old Toumanova what she thought of men. , "I was so embarrassed I almost also wrote the script, will concen- cried," she toltl us. "I just stood Irate th e picture on only two of her'there for a moment. Then I said, loves- her husband and one of her 'Toumanova think only ballet. 1 " WASHINGTON COLUMN New /c/ecr /or Labor Peace By WILLIAM DMrttmrt br NEA SERVICE, INC. I ; • THE CLAIM ADJUSTER • ••• • xxvi .TTf.'\vaV a week later when the insurance man came. Ellie's ; wriSt ^was all healed, and they • \v4rc "yfjll"' at the Qualeys'. ' : The, insurance man had a long .nose and a gold horseshoe hang- in|;rr^rij his watch chain, and he kept his rubbers on in the sitting room, . They all .happened to be Iherf!, John ; and Cora and Ellie 1 .and 1 Agnes. Agnes i wondered 'if .the man had the check, for seven" thousand dollars in' his pocket. He took a folder out of his pocket. "Mr. Daniels," he said, squinting at Ellie, "we _have good reason to believe thai the seven thousand dollars 'claimed, .wa$ , a gross, overvaluation of the property destroyed.' Agnes' "shoulders drooped am she stared into the man's face. He looked "sure of himself and as Ithiugh he'd 'done this same thing '. msmjT' 'times before. Then sht looKed at Etllei and hp was staring • blsmHy..' She jcit overwhelmingly disftSiiraged," the way she felt •wrjeh"'she ha'iT Worked long and ,hard at something and then failed. .She'"ihight have known they'd • never get the seven thousand dollars:" '••••"What's that?" Ellie asked. Trie -man 'repeated what he had "But I paid for seven thousand dollars insurance. 1 *i * 'T'HE man smiled, and Agnes didn't like the way his eyes ooked. ."If you will read your (olicy, I think you will find that he company agrees to pay only the fair value of the property destroyed, regardless of the amount of the policy. Isn't it true Mr. Daniels"-—he peered into Ellie's face—"that seven thousand dollars would have been a pretty fancy price for that house and what was in it? Agnes didn't dare look up, for fear the man would be able to read her thoughts. Of course would have been a fancy price she thought, a wonderful price. "I don't know as it would," Elli said defensively. "Seven thousand dolla d' before; wold for word. T ! ,cound as 'what?" said Ellie, but he didn' though he did. "So "Well;'the company is prepared .to 6f}«rr'to settle the claim for fou ; thousand five hundred dollars.' ' Ellicrfisred at 'him suspicious •Iy.'•Tou mean," he" asked, "tha 1 you're «om' to try to get awa 'with ptyin' me forty-five hun dretf mitf»d ot teyen thousand? • Tbe man nodded. "That's wha prepared-to offer. I migh that in my ipecial opinion it ,^ery fenerou* offer, and'in edvkc to 70« fo iat place?" the man asked, sniil g and shaking his head. "Did you ever see it?" Elli sked belligerently. "No." 'Then what do you kno bout it?" "We have ways of knowing." Oh, you do, do you?" He stoo up, and his face Was red. "Lisle: you. That was » damned goo house, and furnished just as goo as you could ask for. The surnmc Jeople pay plenty for good ol -ape Cod houses like that." 1 be given to the fact that the property was not in operation at the .time of seizure. strode across the room, his ^ ,vidc, and shook his finger undine man's nose. "Now I'm ju tcllin' you, mister, 1 want m seven thousand dollars, an' I wa it quick. An' if I don't get it I haul you into court, and then by God we'll seo whether I gel it or fHE man put the folder back into his pocket and buttoned up his coat. "Very well." He stood up. "Just one Iliing r,l l lke to pomt ont to you, Mr, Daniels I right in thinking that there as no one there when this fire arted except the members of our family?" "Maybe," said Ellic. "As I undcrtsand it, just yonr- ilf and your wife and your sis- -r-in-law. I think the fire dc- arlment also reported that there evidence of an inflammable il—that the fire was cither start- d with such an oil or spread y it." r.?5 was watching him with a rcathlcss st/.'t of fascination, the -ay you might watch a man who •as pointing a gun at you. "Also," he went on, "that the re was well started before you ven called the fire department, nd that your sistcr-ln-law, in- tcad of going to the nearest tele- hone, drove all the way into own here before notifying any- nc. It makes rather a strange ct of circumstances, Mr. Danels. First, that you should have rossly over-insured an old and ntber dilapitatcd and poo: iished house, and second that a ittlc over two months afterwards he house should have burned down, with no uninterested wil- icsses as to how the fire started, nd with evidence ot an innam- nablc oil having been responsible or the burning. A very strange set of circumstances, Mr. Daniels, strange that it might prove. more than passably interesting to the District Attorney, if we should decide to turn over the facts of the case to him." lie bowed and went to the door. "Personally, I'd advise you to think it over very carefully, Mr. Daniels." He bowed again and went out and closed the door softly behind him. They nil sat there looking at Ellie, who stood in the middle ot tlie floor. Agnes said dully, "I guess we'd belter take the forty-five hundred." Ellie snorted. "I'll be damned if I will." He stood there with his chin out, glowering. "He owes me seven thousand, nnd he's not gonna cheat me out of it." Suddenly he looked up, with a gleam in his eyes. "An 1 just wait till I gel hold o' that Ken Newkirk," : ,.j .(To Be )C«nltonei!i By PETER KDSON While the properties were under WASHINGTON. (NEA) The nncBoverninpnt operation, the owners ual draftsman's hand of Donald . would IJL- entitled !,o just compensa- R. Richbcrg is again showing Itself I Hon. In fixing compensation, how- in new ideas to promote labor | ever, consideration would have to peace. It will be remembered thnt Richberg did a lot of the spnds- work for the bl-partisan Ball-Bur- ton-Hntch bill to regulate industrial disputes, first brought forward la.'.r June. Richberg's new idea may be a little involved and tough-goinr; for the non-legal mind. But, since labor peace is the number one domestic issue today, this may be worth wading through. Richberg says that the U. S. i;iv- ernment has ample authority to pro-' cecd against any strike that Intcr- 'eres with the public Interest, act- ng under section 19 of the criminal code. This law was passed after the Civil War. It was intended .is a irotcctlon for the rights of citizenship. That might make it not loj applicable to today's troubles. Labor disputes in the modern sense weren't too prevalent after the Civil War. But Lawyer Richberg believes that this old law is broad enough to cover strikes and lockouts which arc injurious to the public interest. This is the part which Richberg says applies to present cases: "If two or more persons conspii-2 to injure,; oppress, threaten, or intimidate any citizen in the free exercise pr enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to hirii by tho Constitution or laws of the United States . . . they shall be lined not more than $5,000 and imprisoned not more than ten years ..." JOINT RESOLUTION \V()UI,I) CHECK STRIKE DANGER The rights and privileges which this section of the criminal code guarantees include, of course. Article V of the Constitution, which says that, "No person shall be . . . deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." The old "due process" clause a^a Richbcrg admits it would take long legal brief to examine t rights protected by this .section. But he says "It is my opinion that r.H strikes deliberately desicned to deprive communities of the necessities of life are conspiracies which might be and ought to be held liUions of the criminal code. But.' in order to prevent any legal quibbling over whether the law is violated by a conspiracy to sto]> "s- scntlal public services, the Congress could pass a simple joint resolution declaring the right of public citi- ?,cns to continuous public utiliu* services, and making it unlawful to conspire to stop such services." Carrying this idea one step fm 1 - ther. lilchberR has prepared at the old and | request ot Sen. Scott Lucas of 11H- •rly fur- j nois the draft of a measure u-hi^ii would incorporate this prlncip'.i-. Senator Lucas has now intrortuc a bill to carry out its provisions. The draft opens with a lonn whereas" clause, stating that sin<v stoppages of production injure th- health, safety, and welfare of th U. S. Army Group Prevlua* rnxile Employes would be required to return to work under government operation. Any employe failing to do so would lose seniority and other lights. Provisions of these last two paragraphs are intended to force both employe and employer to settle their dispute. A measure as severe as this probably has little chance of passage by the Congress today. But. it shows how some people arc thinking. HORIZONTAL, 1,6 Depicted is insigne of TJ. S. Army Division ; 12 Age 7 3 Storm 4 Township (ab.) 5 Sweet potatoes 6 Tree fluid 13 Bread crumbs 7 Paradise The China, Yangtze Kiang river, in contains 700 miles of dikes. * THISCURiOUS WO**J> : steeped in | milk ;i5 Anger :16 Lounge ,18 Be dull and spiritless .19 Unclosed i20 Scoffs 22 Hangman's • knots 24 Rough lava • 25 Symbol ior J azote ' : 26 Hangs -i 29 Rosin 33 Collection of sayings 3 4 Goddess of infatuation ; 35 Lukewarm ; 38 Gem surface 40 Music note ' 41 Area measure.' 42 Needed ,46 Fleet 1 50 Arrives (ab.) ISIMimicker ;54 Period of time 55 Frozen water 5G Calamitous (ab.) 8 Virginia 9 Clamps 10 Woody plant ,, ,. . 11 Chickens •" beme 14 Negative 36 Irritates 17 Conduct 37 English river 19 Gentle flow - 38 Dis t a nt 21 Headland H ,„„.„„,.,, 23 Boat paddle - 3 9 Uis^imit of 26 Light touch * the U ' b ' 27 Compass point 42 Secular 28 Short sleep <$. 43 Architectural 30 Membranous • unit bag 44 Indian 31 Native (suffix) 45 Challenge 46 Operatic solo 47 Airplane •58 Raised "• platform 49 Limbs 52 Cushion 53 Exempli A- gratia (ab.) 56 Transpose (ab.) 57 200 (Roman) means ,fj bren ex-| United States, it Is the rlaht of evriv 1 citizen to obtain essential poods anil services Ircc from interference. Section two provides that whenever a strike or lockout takes bcfore every available peaceful settlement has hausted. such strike or lockout s be construed as willful and oppressive Interference with production nnd distribution. LUCAS HIM, PROVIDES CRIMINAL CODE PUNISHMENT These Interferences would then bc< declared unlawful and made subj.v! lo punishment for conspiracv In deprive citizens of constitution i] rights, as outlined in section 19 the criminal code, al>ovc. Whenever the President fou that a stoppage of production ;u from a labor dispute, he would empowered lo call on all parlies resume work. If production \\.\s m resumed, the President would i, empowered lo take, possession n[ 11, property ami operate it un<li>r c,,]. ilillDiis of employment \)nAMIIII,, when ihe strike In-emi ) A DINOSAUR THAT WAS ( AS HEAVY AS AN ( ELEPHANT, HAD A BRAIN ( NO LAR6ER THAN THAT { OF A 58 Edge , 59 Enlivened VERTICAL 1 Lampreys 2 Metal . OutOurWov BvJ.R, Williams HAVE ONLY ONE BABY.-.SO.WE • AS A\AMY AS fO\JKf BUT" . ' EE6ARCX.ESS OF THE NUMBER, ; •BOTHER BAT CARRIES THEM ALL ALON6 WHEREVEC SHE 6OES. MY &OOD DRESS FOR TOMORROW/ HEARD YOU OUT THERE OP THAT SMART ALECK STUFF. DID JOHM JAMES AUDUBON DIE ALMOST IOO YEARS AGO, OR ALMOST ZOO YRS. AGO? i ANSWERAlmost 100 years ago," in 1851.] v NEXT:TArc secrl planters mortem inventions? SIDE GLANCES by Golbraltk Jur Boarding House with Ma[. Hoople /KR.1GHT, BID VOU A&K 1F- TETrTH £OLO ViWEM W&TAViE OFF ? EGftO,NO.'-~-BOT I X>O OFTEN OF HOW FAR. IT \S FROm 5KY AND THIS PARACHUTE , MOST IN THE HOME: AKWvOr\Y/~^BliT VJtAAT TO ASK, l€>, CAti I GO ALOrtG QKi VOUR. TRIP ? SEE A R6ALLY AMD TEULV t)&TECm\m "Honestly I did inciiii to write, but J lind sonic shopping lo <lo ;IIK| snino nppoinfiueiHs and things, and before I ; know <l--ixjof! llu'ce yesirs p;xsscd and you.were home!!*, j

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