The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 23, 1946 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 23, 1946
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TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1046 BLTTHEVILLB COURIER NEW! ntt ooronsa wiw» oa It w. lAnns, MMMMT •JAKES U VERHOEFF, Editor R, ATKINS, Advertising Afternoon botpt . _i ieeon<J cU» uu***r U tt» po*t- BlytbevUla, Arkaaai* under act ol Ooo- October », U1T. Berrcd tij th* United mm BUBSCRHTION BATBB : BJ curler to the cltj ot BlytbrrUl* or «n» v «burt»k town where curler ierrlce U m*ln- ' uln*d. »> per week, or Uo PW month. i By Bull, wttbtn t radltu of 40 mile*, « 0» pet y*M, *iM for *x months, tlM for tbree monUn; • In m*U outdd* M mil* KM. 110,00 F*t yev The Time Has Come. ' At about tho same time Unit John ]j. Lewis, in his infinite mercy, was ."••deciding Vo let the nation's life continue. - at a slowed-clown semblance of normal for another fortnight, n statement •'. from Sen. Claude Pepper wits rend to . the Amalgamated Clothing Workers' - convention in Atlantic City. The senator regretted that he could not make a scheduled appearance, but cx- • plained that he was slaying in \Vash- iiugton ''to help carry on the fight to 'protect labor." , : - Thai statement, coining when it did "might have seemed a trifle ironic to ::some, But obviously it didn't to Mr. -••Pepper or to the AC\V convention. Tn-deed, the convention seemed somewhat '"'•perturbed. ..'-'• It sent a message to Mr. I'eppor ."stating that "it would Ifc nothing .'/short of calamitous if the forces of "reaction were permitted to capitalize '-on the national crisis precipitated by ':'. the coal strike in order to force '•-• through ill-conceived and hastily con..-.; sidered legislation aimed at tho dc- Vstniction- .of the hard-won rights of ' -labor." The message also asked Unit the coal strike be considered and dealth with "on its own merits.* There is .much good sense in the ACWs warning ai:d request. Cerlainly, thcie is little to be gained in angry legislation aimed solely at "Air. Lewis's s\vift <uul personal punishment. One •uich piece <vf IcgisUitioti is still on the " books — the Smilh-Conniilly Wartime strikes act,, which, directed specifieiilly at Mr. Lewis, was applied generally .with harmful and ridiculous results. B\ all means,, the coal strike should -be dealt with on its own merits. And t in nil honesty the facts and merits in the case are these: The strike and its 1" constijuenccK are not basically the ' fault 61 Mr. Lewis or of labor, but of _*• ii law of the land, enacted by the United States Congress, which allows 1 and all but invites such a strike. . Under the Wagner Act, any labor ,. jeadcr with as important a union and its much brain, brass, and bluster as Mi I cwis possesses, could do the same thing.-The steel workers could do it. So could the Iransiwrt workers, the teamster's who haul our foodstuffs, the workers who supply our communities with light and water, others. It is one of the "hard-won rights of labor." It seems to us that it will lie "nothing short of calamitous'' if this parti- . ctiliir "right" is not in some measure curbed and amended. The amending need not be done in anger, since congress has only itself to blame for the present condition. Nor does it need to be "aimed at the destruction of the hard-won rights of labor" when those rights are legitimate and to the public good. The remedy does not even need to be drastic. The time has come, however, when employe representatives, no less than employers, must be held accountable for failure to act in good faith. The time has come to revoke the licence which permits John L. Lewises to engage legally in practices which would be illegal if they were not John L. Lewises. Until that is done, Mr. Lewis can continue or resume his funnily stage- managed role of economic boss of the United States, when and as it pleases him. Until that is done, no one, not even the ['resident, has the legal power to raise a hand to stay him. Too Unwieldy for All Practical Purposes SO THEY SAY The fncl appears to be (hnt only the United Stales, the nations ot the British Commonwealth, and n handful ot other democratic .stales really arc nevotcil to the fundamentals ot the democratic political pi'oceddl'e and to the freedom null dignity ot the IndivlddiU.—Sen. Joseph H. Bull <!?.) of Minnesota. Twenty per cent of the people of the United States make their living by work ins the land. This £0 JK'I- cent is the seedbed for nearly hult the next generation. Why shouldn't 20 per cent of the Jewish people live on Ihe mud?—Coi;.- ini'iTc Secretary Henry A. Wallace. If I wei'C a food merchant I would pray that OPA isn't tossed into the ash can. I would hntc to fuel; the hate housewife across the counter nml try to convince her thnt these outrageous prices were not my/ fault.—Commerce Secretary Henry A. Wallace. * * * Good hrnlth'ls a national asset and we niust not penult it to be jeopardized any loligcr through sheer failure to organize and make available lo every American the scientific skills of modern science,—Lubor Secretary Lewis U. Sclnvelleuboch. * t * Hollywood is a universal dtstisler compared to which illllKi 1 , Ulmmler find Mussolini were, trivial and ilet'tlnj; Incidents, films are ruined by their continued dlstorltou ot American life.—• Sir Thomas Dcecham, British orchestra conductor. * * * The British nve skilled U\ world affairs—it they would only stop worrying about thbir empire, it is my opinion they could better rnise .standards ot living on ihelr own lilllc island by working with other peoples.—Commerce Secretary Henry A. Wallace. YWOW, THIS -HUKTW6 M£ MOKE THAN You/ THAT, i <:AN - BELIEVE/ IN HOLLYWOOD BY KKSKINE JOHNSON NEA- Staff C«rr«|»B<l»l»l HOLLYWOOD, May 22. (NEA> — :n a recent movl«, director Archie Mayo tells us, il was necessary to establish the time, 1932. So be- nnd the opening scenes a narra- or explained: "The year was 1932. One thousand mortgages a day were being foreclosed. Banks were closjng on every corner. A- man known 'JS Foil was soon to enter the While House..." The big studio boss, looking at the rough cut for the first time, started screaming: "I will never allow that man's name, or even his Initials, to be heard in one of my pictures. Take it out!" So the narration was revised. When the studio boss returned to SEC the revised version, the narrator read: 'The year was 1932. One thousand mortgages n day were being foreclosed. Banks were closing an every comer. President Herbert Hoover was about to leave • the lilte House..." •Thnt does it," said the stud'f> ss, enthusiastically. And that's way the picture was released. 1OKKS WITH TKKTII A motion picture we are enge: 1 - ir.vnitlng, because ,it will be dif- rcnt', is "Man-Eaters of Kuinaon." on Jim Corbett's book about gcr-hunts in India's jungles. Cor- tt, an official hunter for thi- •itish government, combines, a; times Hilton so aptly put il, "tin ill of a matador with the moves of n Galahad."' Monty Shaft, who helped Charle Rogers produce "The Power Irl" before he went into tin Army in 1942, will fHSn the picture entirely on location in India. The. company's headquarters will be at 'Cwallor, n former ,B-M alruasc 12,000 miles from Hollywood anU Vine. 1 Shaff will feature only two hn- I mans—the while hunter »nu a »*; live girl. They'll probably be ,,vm-1 ' knowns. Filming will start in Ck- tober, after the monsoon season. "They tried lo sell me Lower California as a great place lo film , picture," Shulf said, "but I hints, its success depends on ail- henticlty. I want tigers with teeth —not from a circus cage." "OOT-PKOPELLEB TO FAME Frank Loessor, the fellow who vrote all those hit warsoHg* ["They're Either Too Young or Too Old," "Praise the Lord and Pass th c Ammunition," "What Do You Do In Ihe Infantry?" and the ballad called "Rodger Young":-, for Hollywood *fifc"\ **W *. WASHINGTON COLUMN Primer of Politics By WILLIAM MAlER NBA SKRVICK, IMC. A NEW KIND OF LIFE XXX TT \vas an inelegant office, its avails unpointed insulating board, it's only light r. strong one 'hanging from the middle of thc jceiling, its 'urnilur shiny oak, blackened walnut, and Igreen paint. And there was al- Wvays a scattering of. srnd around, isand lodged in the corners o£ the ; iwindow sills and tracked across :the, floor and on the table and 'sometimes even inside the pages ;of the big ledger. But tho walls were covered iwith charts and unframed pictures of famous racing schooners. ; All in all, Debby thought, it was 'the way the office of a freezer 'ought to be. And now, after a ;year and two months of silting in ;the middle of it, she was beginning tc feel possessive t.ward it, •although it had certainly never 'occurred to her that she might 'ew actually own part of it. *' "There are two' hundred and $ny shares in the company au- .thorized and not subscribed. !Tb»t'« fifty a piece for thc five 9^ you," Mr. Nickerson said at the meeting. any money ot my own until 1 started working here, and what's left out o' that each week doesn 1 ! amount to much. It's going to feel funny to have a lot of money all my own. Not that we're poor,' she added hurriedly. "We're wel oft now, ever since we got tha nsnrance money. It T s just havini some all my own. That'll take some geltin' used to." "Sure," said Mr. Nickcrson. "Funny abovtt that insuranc money," she went on musinglj "Sometimes it seems as though i was what made all the difference Before we got it, tryin' to mak a dollar was like pullin' tcctl Only luck we ever had was one when Ellie struck it right o Debby pok'cd his elbow with her ,p0tcil and wiggled her finger, .•pointing along the line at the four men. "four," she said, holding up .four fingers. ', '"You're the fifth," said Mr. iJikkerson. . ' . "Me?" •. >1- -"Why not? Aren't you an im• '-pdHant part ot this business?" *' VSihe looked at him blankly, her ](pc purled. "Am 1?" •5 '"Of course you" are." *G«," she said, and all the men striped bass, shippin' 'em to Bos ton, and got a hundred and lift dollars, and gosh, if you could seen the way we planned an argued and fussed over how w were going to spend thai hundred and fifty dollars. "Then we got the insufon money and Ellie bought thc Coi stance atfd Anna and llio pow aw and the spray gun and all I ther stuff for making dcco ast, and It seems as thoti very thing started coming o vay all at once. 'Course some L was just happenstance, like i Debby; when thc trap poles re driven mid the nets tarred d strung inld thc fishing start- there were numy limes when wos nothing but nerve arid as•En that carried her through the hard days in the oflice. Her •cle of cicciuaititance was spread- g out over the Cape; at every rty she met tiew people, and at eir houses she met more new ople. There were few un- arricd gins, unlc-s you counted gh school kids, ui. thu Cap* at at tim_ of yenr, nnf* Debby, with er IhoiijJitHu mlcns^ ' /ay of steiiing and her low, pleasantly llisky voice and her figure and icr passive, watchful reserve, bich kept her from ever making lays for other girls' men, was icrcasingly in demand. Only once during thc summer id Debby go over to see the Vymans. That was enough; she ad no desire to go again. All the time when she was sit- ing there on the porch with them, | vith everybody acting in the same j Id way, cracking the same old | okes, talking the same old talk of boats and craos .md snapper blues and oueks :.nd bird dogs, he had felt in some, subtle way ettin' this Elite's flshin' Later, •when sh« had a chance ' -to talk to' Mr: Nickerson alone A* Hid, "Gee, that was swell o ' cutout me in like that." Sh ' up and smiled int her eye l»c«, ind (ir^gu>u£hUul. * job, but betwc and the decoys MY PETER EDSON NKA Washington C«r«siionilcnt WASHINGTON. >Mny 22. (NEA1 — Ex-dfiv. Harold E, Stnssen's "Republican Open Forum" is unquestionably the smartest new idea Ih politics .since the C. I. O. thought up Its Political Action Committee. P. A. C. started out to be n grassroots movements to take politics out of the hands of the professional politicians mid give it buck to the icople. But. while P. A. C. in the wo years of Us existence has ap- arenUy Regenerated into jusl'iin- thcr political machine run by a unch of bosses, stassen's R. O. F. us the makings of a real popular novement, working from Ihe bot- own up instead of from the top lown. There m'e now only ft tew umdred or these Forums function- ne in 37 states, but the Idea Is n month old, and it should grow. Republican Open Forum headquarters in Washington, under Henry T. McKnight, 1ms just mailed out its second monthly ballot. The HUiwtioii it nsks is, "What Shall Our National Labor Policy Be?" Ballots arc sent out in batches of 1f> to anyone who wants to fill' a forum. Twenty-five is considerei ihc best number for a mnnngenul" discussion group. With each butci of ballots thcr c is a little leafle telling how to oiBnnize nnd cou duct n local forum, ft is short, writ ten in simple style, printed in bi type. It's a. primer of politics at the bottom level. LEAFLET OFFERS FULL ORGANIZATIONAL ADVICE It tells how to organize n (ovum. How to get people to Join—by past- curd, by telephone, at. lunch. Wh=m and where to meet. How to sit in an informal circle for free discussion. How lo limit encli meeting to an hour and n half, so as not to j tire people out. How to stimulate 1. There are already too many restrictions on labor, and the government should back up the unions and force business to make set- tlements with them. 2. The laws and restrictions now have on unions and for settlL incnt of industrial disputes are ccptiitale on the whole, and i chan^ is needed. 3. Some additional rcstrlctioi should be placed o;i unions and dustrlnl disputes. 4. The federal government shou provide for compulsory arbitration binding on both labor and management. :s back writing songs movies. * Frank explains his success as a cinema Umesmith by saying that t all began because he was an annoyance. "I was living next door to Lou Irwin,' Ihe agent, in New York. I made so much noise all day lona, turning out songs, that -he became desperate. One day a talent scout came to visit him, and L'ou said, 'Take that guy back to Hollywood with you—do anything, .bill just get him out of here.'- Ami he did." Thomas Parran. U. S. surgeon general, estimates that 8,000,000 persons, more than six per cent of the population, are suffering from some form of mental Illness. U. S. Naval Leader HORIZONTAt, 1 Pictured TJ. S. naval leader, Vice-Adm. Herbert F. ' VERTICAL 1 For fear 2 Bar by estoppel 3 Type of bomb 4 Corded fabric 5 Thee 6 He served as attache in London for 6 Near (ab.) a time 7 Bronze 11 Re.vere 8 Mountain- SIDE GLANCES 14 Cease 10 Permits 15 Singing voice , 2 Ma l e )8 Deer track 19 Male cat 20 Midday 21 Long meters Cab.) 22 Heap 25 War god 27 Container 28 Beam 29 Tasto solo (ab.) SO Out of (prefix) 31Humaman ' coin 52 Golf mound 34 Rabbit 35 Slave 37 Preposition 38 Competent 42 River barrier 44 Theater box 46 Musical character 47 Clever (coll.) 48 Reluctant 50 Tower •i2 Pithy 53 Cubic meter i 3 p eruse 16 Behold! 77 Toward 2 3 Tardier 24 Follow alter 25 Mountain crest 26 Speed contests 31 O£ greater size 33 Last 3 4 Cattle disease 36 Diner .-S9<>; 37 Level 38 Aviator i 39 Bachelor of] | Law («b.) ! 40 French article' 41 Newt ' W| 43 Apportion 1 ^ 46 Bitter' vetcii 47 Crate (ab.)j' 49 Symbol lor,/ . selenium /^f 51 We * my job, we've made about two and a halt times as much money is we ever did before. And the way we're going, in a couple of years we'll have just as much money as we had before we bought the boot and other stuff." Debby gathered up thc ledger and the checkbook and some papers and put them in tho sate. hat they were watching her, appraising her and the changes she mil made it herself—and not approving. Strangely enough, thc only one of them who said anything was Mrs. Wyman, and what she said she said so quietly and casually that l'"e fact she had said it didn't realty impress itself on Dcbby's mind Until she got home. Debby had been telling them about a party in "Provincelown ic had been to, and Mrs. Wyman \ad asked softly, "You're learning a great deal, aren't you, Debby?" Debby had smiled deprecaltng- y and said, "Well, I'm getting around a lot more than I used to." And Mrs. Wyman had b«i\t over her knitting and said very quietly, "1 hope it all turns out to be "They say money isn't everything," she said, "but I'll bet the guy who said it first had always had plenty—or he wouldn't have thought of it." * 'HAT spring, the spring of 1936 T a help to you. Ann, will you get my cigarets from thc table in thc living room?" And then the conversation had gone right along and it wasn't until Debby got home thai she remembered what Mrs. Wyman had said. "never had i •*• >yas « frantically busy one I (To fee Continued). discussion and keep it. on the tvnck i"You have n good point, but can't we ect back to our subject?"). How to discourage a bore ("Can we snve your other point till later?"). Ho* to brcnk U)) n heated argument i"I suess we all know how Brown and Johnson feel about this. Now who else would like to get in on it?" All this is the A-B-O stuff of political organization. Bui it's KOOI!, solid town-meeting technique on which a successful political movement can be built. To help the members of a Forum make up their minds on e; month's question, a fact sheet of background information is provided. For thc current question of "What Shall Our National Labor Policy He?", tt's in the form of mimeo- grnphrd sheets that, give both sides :if testimony on such questions as how waRes were advanced \S pel- cent imiier thc tittle Steel formula, how thc cost of living went up 33 per cent, and where the 18 per cent difference Is to come from. Strike statistics arc given. A million man-days a month were last before V-J Day. as against six million a month since. The effect of the Wagner Acl Is shown 1000 .strikes a year before il was passed. 3398 strikes a year since. Strike TOP'S are estimated. HAU.OTS STATE QUESTIONS IN" S1MPI-K. OI.HAR FORM Having chewed over this [;u n format Ion i" discussion, the Forum is now ready to murk up Us ballots and vote on what the national labor policy should be. The six main points <md a dozen rc- Inted topics aren't given as t lions, but HS statements on \vhicl1 you vote "Yes" or "No." They're stated In simple but chal- lohBing form, and they such you in deeper find deeper to get a teat expression of opinion. Here ;ue » few lample.s: fey Golbralth •'Yes, he liberalrd me in Pnris. nml I'm litre .because he \\o\i\ njf.lliis \vns ;i niylil chib \\ilb. V.yo 5 THIS CURIOUS WOtkD A SPECIES OF DBEPi THAT CAN BE FOUND ONLY IN ONE 5R3T IN THE WHOLE WORLD*' ON AM ENGLISH ESTATE. SORM THIKTV .VEAP-S TOO SOOM )ur Boarding House with Maj. Hoopte WH6R.E \NE CANAB pefle DAVIDS oee«, ORI6INALLT A NATIVE OF CMIMA, HAS ALMOSr DISAPPEARED FROM THE EARTH. THE SOLE SLJRv'IVORS LIVE ONTHE ESTATE OF THE V DUKE OF BEDFORD. UP.PPV BtR-THD^V. MA30R.' LET'S GO, BQT PUU-NOUR RIPCORT5 OlSTft €>K>, AlN'T A. CHANCE TO LAMD THE SKIP IM THIS FOG / WE'RE ABOUT I.OOO PE&T UP, L HOPE, SO IF VOL) AtM'T HEP TO PARA , HBRE'S A SLK56ESTIOM ? A\ANY TREES HAVE BEEN FOUND GRCWIN6 IN THIS SHAPE.' WHAT ' CAUSED IT? V" ON THE: MOON THERE WOULD BE NO EMPLOYMENT fOR A '• il.MCE THE WEATHER IS AtWAYS'THE SA,\\E. fe-

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