The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 28, 1946 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 28, 1946
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BLYTIIEVILLE (AUK.)' COUJUEK NEWS TUESDAY, WAY 28, THE BUTHJTVLIJJ OOURIKB NKWB V , M. W. KAT»r«B **•*" ,,,r , JAMBS fc. VBRHOKPT. BUtor • THOMAS K, ATKINS, Adwttataf MaMger D*- Bwry Attanoon be** Sunday Mite* WttBMT 09, MM Tort. ' «* < P«*- Serred by U>» T7n««J Tnut •;- • •BUBBGRiPTiQN Rvna Br cBitar ta ttw dty of B&tbcrlll* or tubutteo town wtMM eurlv «rrtc» to JOe pa we*, or We p«r nooto. mill, wtthto • r«dJu» oT 48 mllMt HM per ; «t«0 ft>r dz mantti^ *UO for ttme Bwotbi: .mkll butddt M mil* MM. »1MO pw n«r 1m Like Old Times From nearby Stcelc, Mo., came some ••of''the' best news of the past week, better by far than the big news about ..strikes and. the continuous clatter of ; human hoofs to Washington or the • nearest i-e|ief office for a dole in one | form or another. ; '''The" "Stcelc Junior Chamber of ; Commerce, having learned that • thu •community canning center might not •"operate for lack of funds took over ', sponsorship of the project and quickly (raised the needed money, and best of I all from the home folk. I When more communities, cities, | counties and states leant that such ; problems are theirs, and not an obli- • gntion which should be shouldered off • on the taxpayers, via Washington, the ! citizens of this nation will have a bct- ; ter chance to get their feet on solid ; ground and learn anew what a grand • feeling that can be. (Slo Dictator Needed ! The following observations are not ; based on any poll of public opinion. • They do" not pretend to reflect, or even • to suggest, a national trend. Neverthe- \ less, iti is'>£tnarkable the number of I times in refefent weeks that people have i been heard'to say, "What this situation i needs is a* dicta tor," or words to that .; effect. ' .= "This situation," of course, was 1 the j spectacle of the country's economic > control passing from the many private | and governmental hands that keep it , balanced into the hands of one man. f The suggested cure was nonsensical, j to be sure, but it was not made face; tiouslj'; And its very thoughtlessness i points up a potential danger. • '•, The fact that the economic dictator} ship of John L. Lewis was brief does I not mean that, as Sinclair Lewis (no J relation) once wrote "it can't happen 1 here." For'when our laws and their i administration reach a point where any \ citizen, labor boss or Wall Street baron, • can make the nation dance to his tune • —and both have done it—a real danger is present. This is an age of dictatorships. We and the rest of the world have .seen them at their tyrannical, oppressive worst. Yet when an unofficial dictatorship of person or group takes control, causes confusion, and threatens disaster, there are always some who would effect a cure by a dose of the same disease. There is no denying the neat efficiency of a dictator's government. It acts quickly and institutes overnight changes which arc labeled "reforms" or excused on the ' grounds of dire emergency. And for a time the majority is likely to be pleased: The situation is in hand, and the people arc saved the trouble of worrying. And that is all right with the dictator. He does not ask thought, only approval. There are some, unfortunately, who will always admire strength for its own sake, even when it is ,uscd for evil purposes. But there are undoubtedly more who will wish for a 'dictatorship that affords quick relief' irom panic, without slopping to think that they arc pulling themselves in the position of the sorcerer's apprentice. They can always say the'magic word that sets the broom In fetching water, but they seldom know the word that will stop it. Thus their servant becomes their de- si royur. On the other hand, the ways of democracy can seem slow and fumbling. In our own democracy, much time is .spent in argument and name-calling. Much attention is given to politics. 1'recious days arc consumed by orderly procedure. Hut that is the price our democracy pays-for freedom. And when that democracy is functioning at its best, wisdom prepares for emergencies and deals wilh troubles before they become crises. It is not as 'dramatic a performance as dictatorial "reform," but it is infinitely preferable. Times of crisis like this arise because preparations are neglected. But the neglect can be remedied by democratic means—if only the people are helpfully, patiently, unalterably insistent. 'But Boss! He's Our Best Friend!' * ,IN HOLLYWOOD . .. BY KKSKINK JOHNSON HOUjYWOOU, May 28. (NBA) — Mr. Junkctecr is gone again. This time he's escorting six gor- Beous Qoldwyn girls on a 10-week, 530.000 junket of the United States and Canada in the interests of Hie new Danny Kayc movie, "The Kiel Prom Brooklyn." ilis wile, we s«s- IK:ct, will be happy when he returns lie tne. Mr. Junkctecr is a short, chubby, bespectacled little fellow named Eddis Manson. He used to be •A movie press ngent. Then Hollywood dreamed up out-of-town junkets of stars and press to exploit pictures. Someone had to worry jout railroad and plane tickets, ulhnan berths, schedules, Hotel ooms. busses, badges, cocktail pares, parades, and midnight lunches, lie got the job, and the head- dies. That was 100.000 miles ijnd 1G ,inkcUs ago. Eddie lias arranged very one of them, including the wo colossal Hollywood Caravans 11 which whole trainlonds of .film tars bully hoocd th e sale of war onds from coast to coast. li:ST-SKI,LER MATERIAL Eddie's "Confessions of a Holly- rood Jmiketfer" could be a Ix'st- ellcr if he'd let his hair down •ind write about everything thai lappcned. "But I couldn't tlo that," 10 laughed, raising an eyebrow. "I nitjht want a job in Hollywood ;ain." Eddie will never Corgct the Wavier Bros, junket to San Francisco the world premiere of the novie "The Sea Wolf." It was the biRgest junket Eddie ever arrange;! -transportation Tor 128 people from ilollywood to San Francisco aboard SO THEY SAY ^WASHINGTON COLUMN Behind Puerto Rico's Reforms . they shynes.s of private capital to ill - Ivcsi in Puerto Rico, economic anrt ' political relations between Puerto : !?ico and the United States are so If the Russians ask for some base or strategic point, it is 'because they feel "We must make ourselves secure now because perhaps in n few years the British wilt try to attack us."— Jan Stnnczwk, polish Minister of Labor and Social Welfare. The nation which supports the most efficient and the least restricted program of scientific research will lead the world In .the development ol arms and other accoulr'eihciiJs^p^'w'ar.-i-Qen- cral Eisenhower. ' ' ; i ; ' ' " •' , » * * Scientists can no lonycr dodfc responsibility of keeping the world fully Informed because science is no longer a curiousity-provoklng toy of the indifidunl scientist.—Dr. Sidney J. French, Colgate U. chemist. SIDE GLANCES TIIE PROPOSAL XXXIV rpIlE CCC had made stone fire- 1 places on a low bluff above Flax Pond in the State Park, and it was beside one of them, in the people and dancing in the trees. ' -aw,-,, I Ken brought her one of the big enameled cups of coffee, and sugar and cream, nnd after he had taken them back he came and lay on the blanket beside her. They .talked very softly, about how pine woods, that Shirley had her w ;i d pities were sill right in their P' cmc - place, but this was the sort of The whole crowd was there, the thing they really liked, onl> "•Sattoonj and the Samuels and the I probably the best thing was to mix Curriers .and Ken and Dcbby. [them up because if you ditl cither jThey'had-the pond all to them-1 one all the time it wouldn't be selves; there was nobody else in[ so much fun. sfghl anywhere. Ken and Debby [went down the path to the beach, ('"THE moon was getting around (o of'the water, «nd it felt the south, so that they could enough.for swimming, even I see its reflection in a little cove if it. was October, so she and Ken beyond a rocky point, \vhcn Ken drpVe~;all the way back into town | said, "Let's go out in flic canoe. 1 E bathing suits for everybody.', . jThe.^water. wasn't '-warm,' of course.'It.was darned cold, but it felt g*sd r anyway, arid afterwards they-ldir-on the beach and did and r u h n i n g broad limps,, and Debby was glad she The water was calm, with faint intermittent ripples. "Shall I paddle bow?" Debby asked, "Lord, no," said Ken. "We're riot going to race anybody." He was arranging a back-rest against the forward thwart, tmd he put couple of cushions agninsl the •The sun was just tip-I back-rest. "There," he taid. "Sit on the' other side \ther* and I'll be able to see your lace." "That ought to be a Ircal," she said dryly. She got in and reclined in the bottom, leaning bnck against the cushions and dangling otrtbejike, and the air was getting c»oi mpidly, but Gordy had g6V'a""good fire going in the firc- Bla,ce .Jwfore they went in, and they had all brought sweaters and if?, te .' V '.? I ? d t1 esr had ^ r ° und o£ ! hcr Angers in the water. ?ocktails right away. Gordy start-1 ,. . , , ~ . broil the steaks as soon as I Kcri pushcd oft and everybody'.was dressed, and there "Would you believe me if I told you you were just about the sweetest, dcccntest kid 1 ever ict?" "No." "Would you believe me if I told •on I was nuts about you?" "No." t "Well, I am." Dcbby said nothing. "Why don't you believe rue?" "Because I think you've got some ideas in your head." "Ideas?" "Yeah. About what \vc might do before Ihe night's over. And when a man has ideas in his head, he doesn't care what he says to a girl." Ken shook his head, smiling sadly. "Look," he said, "you and I have spent a lot of evenings together in the last year. We've driven, a lot of places alone together in my car. Did I ever try to hold your hand until tonight?" "No." f "Did I ever try to kiss you?" "Nope." * "Did I ever show any other signs of having 'ideas'?" "Nope." "Will you marry me?" he asked bruplly. "When?" n "Tomorrow." She shook her head. "You can't ' it in this state. You have to le intentions and then wait—1 on't know whether it's three BY PETER EDSON NF.A Washington Correspondent SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico. May 28. (NBA)— The things the Puerto Rican government likes to show off uncertain. Munoz Marin and a coin- are enough to give any private- i mission from the Puerto Hican gov- cnterpriso capitalist the creeps. To all outward appearance the island . hns gone completely collcctivist. y The island's electric power system, Its dams, reservoirs, aqueducts, Irrigation, and 1C waterpower and steam generating plants are completely owned and operated by the government. That may not be so bad, because they're public utilities. But on top of that, the new bus-; scs in San Juan lire owned and,operated by a new TransportatiQil Authority. A cement plant, gla'stf factory, pnpcrboarcl and wnllbonrd' mill are owned and operated by the government. The Cambalache sugar plantation nml mill are owned (ind operated by the government on a profit-shaving basis. The government has a. planning Hoar.-l, Land Authority, Communications [ Authority. Development Bank, Ag- | ricultural and Industrial Dcjglop-" 1 ; ment companies. They're all reach-' ing out into more new .enterprises. And yet, says. Luis Munoz Mnrin, political |joss of i the. Island, Pueno Rico is' neither .capitalist nor toiii- nntnisti It) jsiiicitherjor. nor ngainat private enterprise. All ' it ' wards ' i£ to get things done. It has repeatedly offered private enterprise the chance to come in and do this developing. Private enterprise hasn't been interested. Three private power companies had to be taken over because they charged up to 15 cents n kilowatt hour and wouldn't lower rates. The government sells at five, and shows u profit. I'OOR SERVICES MIT GOVERNMENT IN BUS BUSINESS Take the Transportation Authority, with GO new busses on hnnd and 178 new busses on order, and with $1,250,000 of rum-lax money lo spend. Formerly, one bus line had a monopoly francise in San Juan. H gave poor service, ran irregular schedules, charged hiK'n rales. The line refused to improvo its service, so the franchise was allowed to cxpir c and the govern- crnment are now in Washins',toi' trying to work out a bill acccp table to the U. S. Congress am providing for a plebiscite in whlcl the people of the island can vote 01 whether they want indenendenci statehood, or "association" with 111 United States, which would gn them dominion status. the S. S. America, and a. return trip via U planes and three railroads. Everything \vcnl along line until time came to premiere the picture aboard ship en route to Sun Francisco. The weather suddenly turned rough. "It was awful." said Eddie. "Thj; ship in the movie w;ts goinil *'P and down and the S. S. America was going up and do\vn. I've never seen so many seasick people 111 all my life." Everyone except Eddie got sick. During (lie pran:ere of "Santa t'c." In Santa Fe, N. M., Olivia de Ilavilland was stricken with an appendicitis attack. Eddie had to rush her back to Hollywood for an emergency operation. CEMETERY SI.UMHEK In Dodge city. Kans., for the premiere of "Dodge City," J3ig Boy Williams was missed a few hours after the train left on the return trip to Hollywood. . Eddi e wired Dodge City: "Big Boy Williams missing. Can you locate?" A few hours later Dodge City wired back: "Big Hoy WiHinms esleet In Hoot Hill Ce'melery. What shall wo do willi him?" Eddie arrnnucd for his return to Hollywood by plane. Everyone on a junket has fun except Eddie. Eddie sweats out the trip, counting tickets, locating missing baggage, and keeping schedules. "I've never lost i\ ticket or a star," he says, proudly. We asked Mr. Junketcer what he and his uife do un week-ends on the rare occasions when he is in Hollywood and not masterm'md- UIK a trainload of Hollywoodites. U. S. Army Leader j J HORIZONTAL 59 Climbing device 1 Pictured U. S. QQ Compound "The Star-Spangled Banner" first was published in 1814, but \vas not officially designated as the national a'lthcm until March 3, 193!. If Galbrattk Army leader, Lt.-Gen. Mili lard F. '< 7 Crosswise i 13 Fruit \ 14 Attic ; 15 Middle •„ ',16 Mend ' 19 English river :20Yale '•21 HedactorS \21 East (I'r.) :23 Distress signal 25 Affirmative vote ' *" 27 London j district \ 29 Scheme '32 He served as , commander the South Pacific *. |33 Symbol for *" cerium 34 Trial ethers VERTICAL. 1 Domicile 2 Seed covering 3 Vegetable 4 Symbol lor • manganese 5 Monsters 6 Require 7 Exchange premium 8 Convey 18 Near ';'"< ; "<^ ' fence 24 Hawaiian bird 41 Slaves 2B Epistle (ab.) 42 Pare 27 Be seated 43 Girl's name 28 Individual 30 High card 31 Seine 9 Railroad (ab.) 35 Scatter 10 Trying - .36 Symbol for experience] " : tantalum 11 Observes 37 Music note ."' 12 Let it stand! 38 Type ot f ur 17 Jumbled typo 40 Steps over a 45 Heavy blow 46 Paid notice I 47 Yes (Sn.) , i 48 Capture *•'_ j 00 Brain passage' 51 Klruscan { '•. 1 nobleman "' ; SO Board (ab,) i 58 And (Latin) ; •Was a big pot of coffee coming to J ° nv .^ ra > Boil on the back o£ the grill. c saia ' '...'.... \ "\VhM?" pushed off and paddled along the shore toward the rock> point and the liUle cove. ''It is,' fe ? '^As it> got dark .the moon camel " whal ' .through the trees behind " A lrcat to scc J'our face. 1 a bright moon that was She smiled mirthlessly and • a .couple of nights from the i nodded, as if to say she ut-dcr .tSST P*M>y took her sandwich | stood the joke. Shack oway from the fire and lay town on a blanket on the pine ^needles, >uth t her coat wrapped Uiirmly abound her, and she lay . tntre en her Bide, propping her 'head up with h«r b»nd jth* cou\4 watch the , ins on the teces <ff the other (her eyes. "You don't believe me, do you? She chuckled, closing her eye listlessly. "Would you believe mo it told you you had one of the swell so that csf faces I ever saw?" firelight | "No," she said without openin ays jgL live davs." "WcYl. five c days from now. then. She turned her head sideways .'e;irilr, letting her check fal :;;iinst the cushion. She lookec ait at Ihe quiet pond and the nonnlil shore opposite, with Ihe lickering light from the picnic "iro in the trees. Finally she onkc<l back at Ken with a ma- luro. disillusioned smile. "I'll tcl you," she said. "You wait unti sometime when there isn't any moon, or any canoe, and whei you haven't had any cocktails Tticn you como around and as 1 me again, sec?" Ho looked intensely into he eyes for a long lime. Finally h smiled. "All right," he said, will." , (To Be fontirnifu) mcnl took over. What happened in Kan Juan may happen all over (be island. The government's taking over the sugar mill, at a cost of SI.850.000. and 10.400 acres of land, at a of $1,500,000. is presented as n niv- cssary experiment in an effort to find some way to give 8GOO field and factory workers enough mou- ey to live on between croixs. Tha Kovcrnmcnt now holds tlip !n:rl. Pfiys the workers a day wage, JUKI divides up the profits as a bonus t the end ol the crop year. This business of getting the Puerto Rican native a better sum- avd of living is at the bnsc or all 'opulnr Democratic Party reforms. Munoz Mnrin pxplaiivs. The ovcrpouutatcri. The average income for a family of six Is MOO a 'car. H it \vcr e possible to pel liUs income up 10 SGCO a year, he says, nnny problems would dis-r,)pr:ir. Thai's the financial level lit which he size of the Puerto Dirnn fam- ly declines. Establishing llirth rou- Irol Authorities In every would do no good. The only k-.v way lo reduce Ihe poiml.i'i^ji to make people a little moiv pr perous. Then they dou'l h.m- many children. Puerto Hlcan population now increasing at the rate <>; :\ yrav. Thnt nicai\s 18,000 In :Xvv) iirw jobs to be found evi-n \r.i,-, as the birlh rale Boos up ami tin(lentil rate goes down. is what's behind the need for i;vi,-o Industrialization, on Ihe w.u-.ii - moro factories and farms \ui, u- pcople can work for a s'ic,*<iv ja- come. 1M AMI'S UNCI'HTAIX ITTVIU' SC:,\11I!S CAI'ITAf. A WAV ,37 Pedal i extremities :39 Dance step ; 41 Auricle 142 Golf term' [44 Browns bread 149 Wire measur- I ing unit - ' ' I 52 Compass point ! 53 Native American 1 54 Philippine Negrito 5 Render capable ^.Sharper __/ , •BvJ R. Wrlhoms PLEASE, PLEASE, EPHAWIO.' "TELL US A&AIU HOW YOU FOl.**J TH' LOST (SOLD MIME AMP LOST IT AGAIN THERE YOU ARE .' THEV THINK O1' EPHAt-0'O IS A NUT, BUT THERE IS SOME ROMAMCE TO GOLU>.' IMAGIME ALL S'OUR OLD AGE SITTIM' UMDER TH' OLD ACACIA TREE TELLIW ABOUT LOST RHEUN\ATISM AM' BALD- HSAP CURES.' WHLJT A FUTURE TO -TO-- "Yes. but whenever I slart lo talk to him about tlie things in life Ilia I really count, lie grins and says, Tin way ahead of you, Pop'—and 1 get embarrassed'." THIS CURIOUS WORLD DO YOU LIVE LONGER IFVOU'RE FINICKVASOUF COCKROACHES EAT ALMOST ANYTHING,, AND THEIR FAMILY HAS SURVIVED SUCCESSFULLY ON THIS EARTH FOR. ur Boarding House with Maj. Hoopie / U&-LJLP/-; -MV VJOED, DotVT REACH: FOR VOOR. AMMOM, SUOR.TV/ .Me GOT A iROr-i INi 'HIS BIMBO'S UPHOLSTERED RIBS/-*-DROP LETTUCE AKSD GRAB A HANDFUL OF svdy/ YOU TvMS ROBBER, BOTX Hope neP ThAccr ALL YOD'RE OOIMG IS PLACE To THE ,i M«SHT Be ./ AOVlSABLc '/ TO FOLLOW t IDEAS/ COPR. 19*6 BY htA SttiVlCE. INC. 5OME /AOLL.USKS HAVE AS A\ANY AS V5O,OOO TEEFH/ Firearms ore important in ANSWER: Hartford, Connecticut, (he state's maiuifnelurini ivor of the KevfthiHiMis

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