The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 27, 1946 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 27, 1946
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TCUB BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MAY 27, 19-16 N«W» flmcd * wtan writer Mrrto* to Aned. aoe per wnk. or He P« Mrtli. 2 «7 null, within t nOm at It mlta. HM ptf r * . KM Mr rix niontti.. (LM tor ttaw moot*; null ouUhte H toJl» KBM. »W*> p«r j**r In Killed by Inaction Bird of Prey uman Scores * r< " "'. * ir, *** Prcsidciit' TVtif'fmN ^ lorrvHilti 101 jjealing \#tfe Iftbbr Unions which strike Jgainst the-government of the United *tatcs, delivered to Congress in a joint Session Saturday, should go a long way fSvfanr'piilting' the nation on its feel ngam—provided both lawmaking bodies iii r Was\iingtoh'act with the cool de- tei^iiiation. showed by the chief ex- ecutive''and act with dispatch. • The matter now rests with the Sen- , :'T-F6r both houses of congress to act ,witti" dispatch would be something of *fl novelty," but on this occasion, if ever Jibuti, members of the Senate should ^Emember" that the future of these (United ; States is at stake—as much so, «mul perhaps more so, than if it were a inatter of defending ourselves against 'aggression ! by foreign foes, i Air. Truman asked for the right to >dr£ft belligerent laborers and force ithem to work when .their failure to "work creates a national emergency. •P- "lie asked for legislation to deal with (the'immediate situation, which certain- *ly can be construed to mean both the /raiiroad. strike and the matter of min- ,in^..cOal; and ..he asked for permanent • legislation- to -prevent a recurrence of .Voiie of^th'e most disgraceful situations I'm American history. • t .;AnoV»ifr" Truman made 'ntprrrris. of Congress while remembering ij if this'hour of stress and distress that Jrtie has beifen, and wants to continue to •Hje, a frferi'd-'of labor. •£i Having -taVerf-'the firm stand that Sie did in his appearance before the law- tfnakers, and earlier in issuing an ulti- j^natum tcjtji'eleaclers of the two bellig- •crent unioi:s, and then sticking to that gultimatum, we feel that he can be for*given for what''many chose to call 3dilly-dallying" \vith' a serious situation. President has fixed his course. S-, pointed the way for Congress, | and whe^i. the^ Senate acts, we feel con- Jfidentr^tjitf chief executive will follow \ through with the same determination the has ^etj^wm ih> deciding upon the | best solution of conditions which en! dangered the best form of government -t thrj^vortd has known. The political doctors have just about given up hope for the Selective Service Act. After a long seitfe of rallies and relapses, a bad attack of election-year jitters has set in. And it doesn't look now as if the wartime bill could survive it. Mixed with what might seem an exaggerated fear of the electoral wrath of teen-agers' parents in a good deal of honest principle. At least, the opponents of peacetime conscription sound honest and sincere. Yet their reasoning docs not seem to square with reality. Neither our military leaders nor the congressional champions of peacetime conscription think that the draft is an ideal solution of our security and defense problems. They do not want it to continue indefinitely. But the fact remains that the Army has a job to do, and not enough volunteers are showing up to do the job well. The point has been made by opponents of Kclcctive service that, having the atomic bomb, we don't need a largo Army. That may be true eventually. I'.ul right now the War Department wants an Army of something over a million men, not to fight u new war, but to finish up the last one. For one thing, we are committed to police the conquered country of Japan and a part of conquered Germany. There are not yet stable governments in those countries. When the governments are stabilised they must be established on principles consistent with There are still disgruntled elements in both countries who would be only too happy to try to rebuild their nations along the old lines. For us to continue weakening the ccupying forces and relaxing vigilance would be to put a weapon in their hands. The psychological effect upon friends and enemies of our rapid military demobilization has been dealt with frequently and at length by various officials and correspondents. Perhaps Congress is tired of hearing about it. But no one has denied that a constantly weakened backing of a constantly stronger policy is contradictory and dangerously embarrassing. The same Congress which is backing Mr. Byrnes in his efforts to stabilize world peace and compromise sharp differences among the great powers is also denying him one of the important tools needed IV the job. Anti-draft congressmen may win sonic votes between now and November by keeping teen-age boys at home and weakening our armed forces before their war work is really finished. But whether, in killing selective service by inaction, these congressmen are doing the teen-agers and their parents an ultimate favor is another question. Until the peace is won, an adequate •Army is necessary. r IN HOLLYWOOD . .. BY KRSKINK JOHNSON i HOLLYWOOD, Mny 27. NEA> — ifollywodd's "goldri.sii" -school of act- ng—also known as dead-pan act- nt'—is wrecking motion pictures, comcdienn e Ruth Donnelly moans. 'If you raise an eyebrow these lays," she told us, "you're accused of overacting." Her i>ct peeve Is n certain foreign glamor star who was told, in a movie, that her husband had just been killed. The star snld, without a wrinkle: "How utterly terrible." • * * M-O-M Is looking for a story to reunite Clark Gable and Joan Crawford on the screen. ..Lassie, th c dog star, Is the pappy of 11 puppies... "Forever Aniber" may DC on Die shelf, but an M-G-M cartoon short will kid the title. A couple of bears play forest rangers under the title, "Forever Embers.* HOT-DCK5 ritEMIRKK The film colony Is getting back to normal. We received an invi- liiUon to attend the Hollywooc premiere of the Tail of the Pup world's most unusual hot-dog stand The invitation read: "There wil be stars, red plush carpet, uniformed doorman, bright lights, photo grn pliers, and autograph hunters.' What! No Lassie? * * * John Hodiak and Anne Baxter turned thumbs down on u studio- inspircd plan lo exploit their wedding, Hollywood style. It will he strictly a family affair.. .June Haver and Bob Hutton have been shopping ' for furniture. Wedding bells next?.. .Harry Janiesand Betty Grablc now have u stable of nine race horses. ingland June 8 to star In Michael Silicon's "Nicholas Nicklcby," from ie Dickens classic...Radio's "One an's Family" east may wind up Ihe screen version. Fans are lowllng that film players would ruin" the picture. ..Richard Nor- 1-s, who plays Abie in "Abie's irlsn Rose," wil! marry Karen Peterson imncdlatcly after completion of, he picture. She's a former Clilca-' go girl mm- studying at the Pasa- lena Community Playhouse. YOUTIll'Ulj MATllON - t. WASHINGTON COLUMN New Governor in Puerto Rico XXXIII JT waS on 1 'a'warm Saturday inl 'Busy wilh what?" "Making decoys." "Money grubber 1 ." said Shirley. It isn't the money," saic -,4ale_Octobec.. that Debby went r^uy vl ^Sf^^^ m \^^^^^'^^ L j two-thirty." "No," said Debby. "Yes," said Shirley, and before I Debby had a chance to say anything more, she had hung up. Jus [then thc trap-boat crews starlet ter her car that morning—she had iijought a six-year-old roadster for Bfty dollars, tf. get her to and ffom the freezer—when Ellie came •ut of the door behind her and «lled, "Debby." * She turned, and he was standing I coming In YoTtheir'sharcs' and be * the brick step. He was freshly f orc they were gone Mr. Nicke: » aV £g» a --- his hair was wet and son came in with requisitions fo «crnbed ana he had on a clean U j o t o f stuff he wanted to orde 2 i.-/t: y ' called, "you in today's mail sure, and Debb gmnav^nakr decoys this after- had to enter the day's fishing rcc 9P° n - ord and make out deposit slips •Debby looked puzzled, half and before she knew it, it wa Tiling. "It's Saturday, isn't it? ten after one and there hadn m't we always work on 'em Sat- I been a single chance to call Shir •days?" •:' Icy back. i J "Well, yeah," he said, a little «fefcnsively, "but look, Debby. You CUE called Ken Kowkirlt's offic ton't have to—you don't want toj and got no answer, so si flink you've got to do stuff wilh called the Grille across thc slrcc $e if you'd rather be doing and they said he hadn't been i atmethin* ••• -With • your swanky I for lunch today. She drove lion ASends." • j as t a nd ran f ro m her car ir jDebBy': looked tolerantly exas-1 thc house, and Ellie called out, ,l*rated, as though he were a hurry; I haven't had my dinn Mupid >-child. • "You nut!" she yet either." He came out of 11 .d. She walked back and kissed kitchen in his paint-spallcr „!,:;resoundingly, on the mouth, (overalls. •fee didn't mind kissing him when Debby ran her hand across h m was shaved and all cleaned eyes distractedly. "Iley, look tg>. "Now look," she said, "don't Ishe said. "They've roped me in ,Wk any more n«nsense, see?" something—I didn't want to, a "You're seein' cpjilc a lot of him lately." She Innlccd at him blankly. «rc," she said. They went into the Idlchcn to- tlier whore Agnes was putting leir dinners on thc plates. She d already had hers. They took cir plates inlo Hie di:iing room id sal down. "Yeah, I go out itli him some," said Debby. Vhnl about it?" "Nolhin'," said Ellic, '* 'ccpl course, he's a crook." "A crook!" "Tried to gyp us out o' forfy- vc hundred dollars, didn'l he?" "When?" "On Ihe furniture. Offered us vc hundred, when he knew all ie lime it was worth five thou- ind." "But gosh, Ellic, he's thc one ot us our seven thousand. If it ndn't been for him we wouldn't vcr of got our seven thousand." "N T othin' but what was ours by ighls," Kllie said implacably. "I on't give him any credit for I hat." I * • • \ GNES came and stood in thc doorway. Debby said, "El* is claiming Ccn NcvVkirk's a crook, on account of his only offering us five mndrcd for that furniture." She xiiiscd, thinking. Then she anghed. "There was a time when I got the dickens for just hintin* he might not be honest. Remember that?" Agnes was looking at Ellic out of tlie corner of her eye, and the expression on her face was scornful and at the same lime sad. "I suess Newkirk's honesty isn't what he's really worrying about," By PETER F.DSON NEA Washington Correspondent SAN JUAN, Puerto RiCO, <NEA> —Many Puerto Rlcaiis arc betting and hoping that their present,! elected commissioner to Washing- | progi'iim. ton, Jesus I. Pincro, will be the next—and first native-born—govc- ernor of the island, succeeding Rexford Guy Tugwell. There has been a slight hitcli In this appointment. Several jo Plnero was considered a sure ling but' now a number of prominent U.- S- Democrats have their yes on the job.. Whoever gets it, he shift In the-cast won't make oo much difference In the way ae play will go on. Relations between the island and he U. S. Congress. may be somewhat improved with both Harold L. Ickes out as Secretary of the nterior and Tugwell out as governor. Rightly or not, some important, Puerto Ricans believe that/ Congress used [o take Us spite out on the island because congressmen didn't like Ickes and Tugwell, I who were in charge. Congress husj no such grudge against new Sec- • retary J. A. Krug, even though the I House Appropriations Committee did cut his budget In half. And Pincro, If he gels the appointment/ from President Truman, will know his wny around congress. The fly in this soothing ointment is that Tug well has benn retained by the University of Puerto Rico as n consultant to thc School | of Government Administration and I in social .science research. The! rteal is that Tugwell' will 'spend' 1 three months of one year, six months of the next, in Puerto Rico So his influence will not be completely removed, and that's what bothers the practical politicians. TUGWEM. INSVIREH EKW KCONtKVIIC REFORMS Aside from that. Tugwoll has been blampct for a lot of Ihinys traditional diet of coffee, salUish, ciil they act all day. Otherwise, as a reformer and naker-over of the world anc Puerto Rvcan economy, Tugwel las to take a back seat and give the bow to the Puerto lilcau poll ticians in the Popular Democrat! Party. The boss of that party ha Sir Ccdrlc Hardwicke sails Nominated for thc most courageous actress of the year: June Ouprez, 25. playing thc mother of 20-year-old Mona Freeman hi "That Breiiiian Girl.".. .Jimmy Dunn's 78-year-old mother is seriously ill and is not expected to live...Now Hint Vcra Hruba Ralston lias become n u. S. citizen, she will drop Ihe Hruba from her name. No one could pronounce il, anyway. « • * Raving about Chnrles Boyer to George Burns, Gracie Allen said: "When an actress plays opposite Boyer, It's thc peak of her career —thc biggest thing she'll ever do. It's like a dancer's dancing with Fred AKtairc or a masseur's massaging Sidney Grcenstrcet." Susan Hayward, who wears 31— count 'cm—Travis Banlon costumes in Walter Wnnger's "Smasluip," was telling Eddie Albert about one of them. ''Tiie jacket," she said, "is Persian lutnb." "That's nothing," yawned Eddie. "Wait'll you set u load of me in my \\olf punts." "Wolf punts?" blinked Susan. "What are they?" "Corduroy. They whistle while I walk." Housing Expediter | HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured U. S. housing expediter 12 Leafy 13 Mistakes ,15 Part IGHend t!8 Horse pace llO Advertisc- ments (ab.) VERTICAL 1 Mechanical 2 Misfortunes 3 Falsehood 4 Symbol .for samarium 5 Essential oil 'G He is trying to fill the urgent . for housing 7 Existed 8 Year (ab.) 9 Skill 20 He • a far- 46 Cooking filing program utensils ;22 Female sheep :o Ripped 2! Victory 24 Fit for sons 26 Ferments 20 Light brown 31 Indian 34 Treatise' 35 Commands 37 Church laws 38 Attempted 44 Revise 47 Hypothetical force : 48 Remainder 49 Correct v | 50 Help 52 Night before i 54 Open (poet.) • 56 Type measure 58 Stannum ; (symbol) ~- | • *She^drove to work and it was 11 tried to tell 'cm so. 1 Cbusy mbrnlnjf- At a quarter of Ellie's face fell. "You mean— Iprelvw fbe ire«z«r crew had just 1 "That darned Shirley Currier," •me in for their pay envelopes said Debby. "I tried lo tell her 1 Wien the telephone rang. Debby |didn't want to go on her darned ^swered, and without bothering picriic. ' say hello or to tell who she it. I ev t , > » * '".. •'It*. 1 - T-^rng'da • pipok up io the ^ ' »»rk." ^^ laUS, "No c*a do.". Shirley 'said, ""Nonsense. Ihey en tri iust roped me into ied lo call Ken to tell couldn't reach him." "Ken Newkirk?" "Yeah." "Oh, him." There was conie- can. -Why can't ominous in Ellie's voice. Debby frowned. "Shirley-'nr- I ranged to have- him pick me tin." she said. Kllic looked at her blankly. 'What you talkin' about?" "If yon don't know," said Agnes, 'it won't do any good to tell you." Kllic stared at her wide-eyed, tiis heart back. Debby didn't have any idea what Agnes was talking .ibnut, and she couldn't tell from Kllie's expression whether he did or not. "Mysterious, eh?" Ellic said. Agnes looked into his eyes contemptuously and went inlo the living room. (To Be C'onlinued) that have gone on down hero inv j Alien he doesn't deserve credit- What is generally overlooked in Congress Is lhat thc reform program of the Popular DemocraUr Party was all mapped out ami pa.sscd by Ihe Puerto Rican legislature before TugwcH appeared on Ihe scene, as an Ickcs-bncltcd governor. In 1M1. These home-crown reforms include the controvrrshl Iruid law, agricultural and indus- Irial development plans, anrt tlie unification of waler resources ami electric power systems. Tuswell's principal responsibility j has. therefore, been merely to administer the programs handed TO him by the Puerto Ricau lot" ture. Thc only reforms thai m" really Tugwcll's include expansion <>f the university, institution of a civil service system, creation of i budget bureau, nnd thc setting ir> of n municipal planning commission. All nre rccogni/od as contributions lo good eovcrmncnt. The tiling that TuBwell is mo.-.i likely to be remembered for MI '.Puerto Rico is. surprisingly r not that he was a great reformi-:-. but that he was n good admim-tv.i- tor niitl executive. MRS. TIJOWKI.I. SKT VI' SI/AND FEEDING STATIONS There is one other thine the iiRwcll administration will br t"- nrmbcrcd for. though it is nioir the work of Mrs. Tngwell than nf she governor. It is a private rh:uiiy !o cive prc-scliool children one -,;i enl n day. Aided by a group of Pnrilo Hi. „, women. Mrs. Tugvvell has and brow-beaten cvcryonr money irjto siipporlins this c-.i- desvor. Feeding stations hnv<- b, ,-n KM up in manV areas, nnd fnr the first time, Puerto Rlcan yi-uns- slcrs are being tntiRhl to nr.ineo .luice, cereal, and milk, Ilicy can r;et it, in pbrr ( v still is, Luis Muno black-eyed and m>is nutritional feeding is president of th carried on for olde ;24 Note of scale 12 Border ;25 We HHorse ! govt'nmienl-Mippoi-tccl .school Imicl For many of the poorer party, and what lie says goes. •21 Eye (Scot.) 28 Come in MO Was 32 Malt drink .33 Slice [34 Invigorating •X6 Upright 3!) Railroad (ata.) |40 Court (ab.) , i-HSteamship. .. . ' SIDE GLANCES ',42 Area measure .43 Fruit drink .45 Games SO Blackbird fll Grant German river ;54 Wind I instrument ,55 Three-legged ; stand 57 Interrupt 59 Stalks SO Doctrines BvJ. R. Williams Out OurWay WHUT HAPPEMEDy \— VJHUT'S HE DOME WHERE--VWHV-- WHAT — ? WOLJLDM'T TELL VOL) IF IT WAS MY LAST BREATH. S'OU MAV CALL 'EM SLOTZ OR. BLOTZ-- BUT EVERYBODY THIMKS YOU GET CARTOOMS FROM YOUR OWN FAMILY—AMD I'M ("ED UP OM A WHOLE NATIOM KMOW1NG ALL MY BUSIMESS Of course bciuily comes from wHliiii—we jusl try to draw it out!" . . PENNSYLVANIA, HAS HAD EIGHT RECORDED Jur Boarding House with Maj'. Hoople T MUST Be WORE OF A \\ftR\JEL THr>M 1 SllSPECTED HEATi-O FROW A PLftKst VISIBLE FRACTURES LACXAWAfJfJA*/RON WORKS, |i ,OF COURSE, BOT ^ VOU GST TMfXT WHEN POLISHING FURNITURE,YOU START AT THE FINISH," Says A\R. RODERICK BERRY, Ei&S AROUND IN TlWY TOUCHES UMOER THE SKIN OF THE BACK, FRO,\\ WHICH THE BABIES EA1ER6E AFTHR. TADPOLE STASE IS PAST. iMD T - DO CSOS.T THfXT to bf finicky nhnut vniir food?

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