i-AGEFOUR BLYTliEViLLE COUK1EK 5 hHE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS i' < " THE COURIER NEWS OO. ' H W. HAINE8, Publisher SAMUEL F, NORRIB, Editor ? JAMES A. OATENS,' Advwtlsihg Manager ' Sole National Ad\ertlslng Representatkei: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as'second class matter at the poet- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under, act ol Congress, October 9, 1817. Served by the United Press 1 SUBSCHIPT1ON RATES By carrier In the city of Bljthevllle, 20c per Beet, or 85e per month, : By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for'three months; by mail outside 50 mile rone, fclOOO per year payable In advance. ' Uniform Air Laws ;,Tiic 44 a'nte legislatures meeting this'.rponth and next will have before thcrp,three bills of national importance. They "SIP fhc pionosed uniform air laws ' which ha\e been diafted by the National' Association of State Aviafion Ofiic'als mid the National Institute of Municipal La\\ Officers, after consul- ialicii with the CIM! Aeronautic.s Ad- . ministration The bills are titled the State Acio- nautics Derailment Act, the Slate Air- poits Act, and the State Airport Zoning Act Their general pui pose is to avoid, before postwar flying expansion begins, the mistakes ,ind fedeial-state conflicts that ha\e plagued other foims of transportation in thp j-ast Under the Inst act, the CAA would still make the regulations govcimng thp conpotcncy of fivers and aiiwoilhi- ness of r!"'tes, as it does nov Bvit the , . legis'.ratitn of fedeial hcenics and tho, enfoiLSp.ent of these uiufoun regulations \ oulcl be in the hands ot tha stales. By thia act the stptes would fdopt icg.iiaticns coiibisUnit with the icdeial uiles, anJ would clefina their lights to establish and maintain air- poi ts, and to finance and otherwise assist developments by the bta'ci' po- htieal suliduibions. Ihc State Airport Act would give the sta.cs a nnitoiiii taw generally con- ceincu witn iedfial aid, financing and latahiii ot stale, countv and city air- poifi The State Zoning Act would protect 1 lanes, pilots, and passcngeis from hinh layauls'as high tension w.tea and tall bu.'dings m k lhe immediate vicinity of flying fields- • - • , Tirese pioposed laws me the lesult"' of careful study and-the consensus of many inindd. And they seem eminently commendable fir a variety of reasons. Peihaps the hiost important is that their passag? would avoid the creation of another gieat bineauciacy in Washington/ 1 ' ' It is not extravagant to pi edict that ia halt a million airline, private and corimeicial plnnes maj be flying American skies before many years havo parcel The mtncacios of licensing and uguiatmg them f \yill require a lai-gc • * fciec i uliich might more safely and piacliCii'Iy Le distributed among the wjveial slates. - - ; The pietent GAA requirements for i pilots and planes have \\oikcd out successfully But a. state government can- rot enfoice fedeial laws So, if an control is to be decentralized, it will be neceisaiy to duplicate these reqnire- • merits in state laws aim assign en- foicement to states. It ib lu<e that some legislatures l\a\'e a touchy feeling about "federal 'lijlation " But it seems to us that in ibis case the "dictation," endoised by several state governments, is beneficial. - To combat it would be a disservice to the states as well as to the country as a whole 'Vyritten in History' "We have.stopped cold everything that has been thrown at us from the north, oast, south, west," said the Christmas edition of a little paper put out by one of the encircled American outfits at Uasloghe. "Ho\v effectively this was done will he written in history, not alone in the history of our glorious.units, but in the history of the world." Those arc confident words, but they are not conceited. They arc the words of men who knew what they had suffered, and they had accomplished by their suffering. And as nearly as one can predict, they are true. It must bo a solemn ami glorious (hint; lo realize that circumstantcs have brciijjht one to the point''where his ac- iion.s may serve to guide or direct or inspira the lives of men in generations unborn and undreamed 'of. And surely it nnwl be a realization granted only to n few. 11 is doubtful that the Greeks-ill Thernicpylao, the nobles at Runny- meek', the farmers of Lexington or the citizens' army before the Bastille could l.ave realized the impact thai one day in their lives would have upon history. But the men of Bastogne knew the stakes for which they expended their courage and their blood. They stopped the enemy at a critical moment, and did it with an unflinching bravery which is in the highest tradition of great soldiers. The thanks and glory they receive will be a meager recompense.- j>« !.) wrr SAY A sTlorf dilntloi) of nn nlrcnrly (Hinted educational system Is in prospect. II is not un- nuciy uitii.n i.lnu cl i..ubie stnnciard may develop for vrtcrans i:nd non-vcternns, nml tlml the stniuip.rd tor vUcvans will ho low.— Dr. Kobcil Maynard Hutcliins, Dictidcnl U. of Chicago. 1 • : * • ' G:n.:an C3nu::and by intuition hn^ ended. Mcch (6 UK regret .;f our staff, the Hitler mis- tal:is tie in) linger being macie. Generalship of ycr.t cl.iil appeals to be handling the Nazi fjic.s.T-F.ederitk c. Crawford of Cleveland, ex- -i.ail.nal /.siocliillaii of Manufacturers president,! Europe. . Ctiiunr.s had. never seen American . c-UiL^r, _tilers. They asked'.its why we were • Hunting Geiir.any r.nd exan.lned cur'clothes and vvra..us wiili greet Interest. Iliey 'imd teen flighting cti the Russian' front.—Sergt. Bruce laic of Ccluir.birs, G. C., rescued Irom capture itsar L<r.vel;ir, Belgium. He raw cur plight nnd put his plime down on the water. Then lie would taxi up to the lim cf names, throw out a thin line with » floater .111 it for the struggling men to grab onto, nnd then tow them to safety ... I wish I could lind cut who tlmt pilot was—he just asapEcnrcd atter his rescue work wr.s clone,— Capl, Philip O. B<ck of B'.cckly'n, N. Y., skipper of Kvnk .-.Her FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1945 Tlic Lca^us fall:<i because its members lack- cri tris eoiunge nnd the ssnsc. to <!o the rifht. The UHEUC failed j:cr.i;s; cf a fclse an.-. \:.;ous ,li:ca that Inrcnntlcnal morality differs In some fuy hoi!) lutlivliical morality.— Carl A. Ucrcnd- s:n, Kcw Zealand ininistcr lo the U. S. is bcttsr than litor^cy if whr.t is read is dcrr-dlnj- and free ccnmnmications will i«ot be a help lo world peace it what is ccmmi'.nta'.teci is Mr-, invective, and propaganda. that the American For thes; reasons we car.not hope millennium will c'awn when every lias a college deRiee.-Ur. Kobcrt Kutchlns, president U. of Chicago. Maynard The recciii of industry in thh war will go c'o-.vn iis one of the a g «— , vc have nrmcd the enlire world, except our enemies, and II we can believe prisoners, even they would like our weapons.- -Maj. Gen. Levin H. Campbell, Army Ordnance chief. tIDI GLANCES ••"The (inly roii.soi) for Iliis .skek'h is Dint about [his lime eVcry year liewspupers must have a-gat; ;il)onl ;m overfed -executive; <liettitiiii< lo his voluptuous suereUiry in a Iropi- .'•'..'.•••'"'. enl selling— and Dii.s is il!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD AFTER HIS- TRIP TO ASIA' IN THE -.1.3 TH ADDED TO HIS REPUrATION AS WHEM HE -TOLD OF' BEIN&BURNED FOR COOKIN& •AND -.WARMTH/ TODAY WE i KNOWTHESE _V ATONES As COAL. •/-. COm. IMS DY REA SEHVICE. 1 . T. M. REO. U. 8. PAT. Off. - SEN'O Ui AN "ODD"TB QUOTE. Out of Sight, Out of Mind A FAT MAN INCLUDING MYSELF/ Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to Announce the following ?andidMies for the Municipal Election in April. [Municipal Judge BARHAM Rockefeller Plaza Jan. 15. OAK1E FROM HEAVEN IF THE SCJRIPT; Jack Oakic. '« resident of heaven in Universe's That's the Spirit," has just been granted permission by Busier Kenton to return to earth on n special duty. Keaton warns him: "Now, [iou't go around clanking 'chain.-. It's absolutely forbidden . . . and betides, it's corny." Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTSJ BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville. Ark. phone 29H It's George lion: E. Phair's observa- "Conan Doyle was another, olrl- timer who never wotted wot would be wot, in future times. He invented Sherlock Holmes and Doc Watson years before the \vorld knew about Basil Rathbone nnd Nigel Bruce" POUNDS OF SEEDS WERE SENT TO RUSSIA , LAST 5PRIN& PROM "A WASKIN& STICK CAN'T wAt K A STEP; " S ANN DLU&E, NEXT: For whom are the Philippines named? In Holly wood BY ERSKWE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent . BEHIND^THE ''SCHIEEN: Preparing the highly censornblc ."Forever Amber", for- the screen. Producer William '•• Parlbcrg recalls, with « a Situation 'which gave the ' c.cnsors Ino jitters in 'one of Tyrone Power's films,; "Son of Fury." The censors, :lt- seems, objected to power living, without benefit of clergy, with native girl Gene Tierncy on a : ~:puth Pacific Island. So the studio Discreetly wrote a new scene la which Gene takes a white hibiscus (for purity) out of her hair aii:l replaces it with a red rose. There still was no marriage ceremony but Ihe red rose made everything nil rlghl with the censors, who said: "It's okay now— they're married." While entertaining overseas, piil. O'Brien realized a life-long ambition to ride in n ricksha. But it was Visit Us In Oar NEW BUILDING Located at 121E.MoinSt. ,,,. T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Healer - Parts & Service 121 E. Main Phone 2I2E intensity, Ilclly Gralilr's laughter, Aim Sheridan's tialuntlness, Judy Gai(ami's yyminilhcttc nature ami J.ana Turner's se>: appcul. That, brother, is not liatl combining. ... Comedian Chili Wills tells this _ cue en himself. After returning I from a four-month overseas tour, he sat c'own a; the family breakfast table. After a while his daughter, Jill, began eyeing him suspiciously. Finally Mrs. Wills asked her what was wrong. The little girl said: Is HE ecing to he here all day?" FARMERS iVf have plcn'y at Iron Roofing and Rough Cypress Barn Timbers. 3 Year FHA Terms If desired. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Ain.—Vulcanizing »nd Tin Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. fi| . CEILING I'RIC'ES Pho.i* 229! Planters Hdw. Co., Inc. home of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT DE LAVAL MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS U. S. BELTING and PACKING i CANDLEWICK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE '. Phone,515, BlytheriUe, Ark. WAY OUR PEOPLE -LIYED^ Copyrighr, E. P. Oullon & C A DAY IN A VIRGINIA PLANTER'S LIFE (17J3> V AS the Swain party went on to Says Pat: "No sooner! next" month and don't be surprised had I settled down comfort.iWv if Ili^rc is a rcconcilintion. than a wheel busted and tumbled 1 Xsvier f;ugat wonders if me out on my cierrierc." A.UOSV BENNETT - Since becoming a film producer, Constance Bennett is now known in HoH.v\vcod circles as the woman "busier than Eleanor." ... No truth to reports lhat Estelle Taylor Is scein" c,v-h».sbiii)d Jack Denip- i ..,.,. sey ngnlii. Her cslraiiaed husband, | ! nto Drinking songs and old Eng- i'liinll.. is <!ne in Hollywood Belmore in Ihc Into afternoon Swain and Randall mndc their horses cut out capers in the road, just for the fun of it, and now nnd then they would burst ^ Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams In his Mudio tipsn Johnson says his Ideal „_ . Miles Irene Dunne's cliarni, Garbo's overseas,- lint! to cet cpccinj pel mission from of Special Service Officer lo make an arrangement of his own lisli ballads. Alter awhile they became weary ot Iliis horseplay and rode along sedately, ir, a manner lhat befitted men of standing in the colony. "We are gelling near to Belmore," Randall said, pointing to you've heard nbout the reformed wolf who a:l;cd himself as a blonde passed. "Is IhLs nip really necessary?" ... com- JMickey tlconey, no.v leading a band i a long, low structure by thc^ide of. a creek. "There's your sawmill, Ned." "Sure enough," Swain said, tune, "Love's Got Nothing On Me. ' I DO^'T 6tAs\6 \i GRBf\T a/(C/\E6P>.R! i'xv COMPBTINJ6 H» Gf>vG ABOUT MCLt E\»L SEW& A OH, YOU WAWT TO SPEAH1DW BULL or- THE VsCODS/ \SJEU_, | V'OU'LL (HAVE 7O i A=.t NMSTER. \ DUALVVRIMKLE'SN I'VE WORKED " PERMlSS'OM-1 W17H AN' UM. . DERFER"lWmiy\ BUSY MAM.' Ji VEARS, 1 DOSJT CARK.TO SEE LIS1EM--1PI HAPTA GIT PERMISSIONS OFF \ DOIEM SIMPLE SIMOMS TO SEE A MAN ITS JUST LIKE A ' JUDGE-IF HE JUST DOES WHUT IT SAVS 1M TH' BOOKS HE AIM'T NOJUDoE; YEH.BUT VOL) GOTTA FI6GER THAT GOM- DITIOMS PUSH A MAM PAST H1SFEE1- IWS-TH1S ISTH 1 AGE OF PUSH.' Diirlnnt: filming of "Winged Vic- tcry." Set. Edmonrt O'Brien, who is the film's comedy click, went r'oxvn town lo see a new play. Next day Jeanne'Grain nskpd him what he thoiicht of it. "It's phony," replied O'Htljn. "Alt Two lakes ulace *wo v.'eeks fitter Act One—and the heroine has the «\mc servants." Talking nliout a rerl.iin divorced Hcllyvond cimplf. Nat Pcnrtlelott niiil: "Hp slill Invf.s her. In fact, l-c \vcr. c lil|is Ihc firomul he'il like to ECC licr Imriri) mitler." rl nnd lionc^ for: Lynn litirl and Vred MacMnrrny doin« 11 I , l!lti) schcttisohc for n fcoiie in Ihe ' Eddie Hickentacker film biography. ' . . . Usna Andrews, who took i ; flnglug 'lessens for fluht years be-1 fore ciiterli!<! the movies, wants to do a musical, ijarliculnrly n screen version cf "Oklahoma!" . . . I/ma' Turner spent esactlv five hours making coiffure style tests for "Wcekcnil nl the Wnlclort." As if. anyone will notice her hair, ... I STpcakln? cf hairdos, Gene Tierney , .lir.s Rons blonde for "A Bell for | Afiano" and will wear no make-up exceiiT lipsltck. . . . Jack Benny will mnkc his Mrtt appearance for the 1945 Mnrcl) cif Dimes drive for Ilio IntnullU- Pai'AlysIs Fund at "and in another lialf mile we'll come to the brickyard." He took more pride in these industries than he did in the long- reaching acres of the tobacco plantation. "I've never failed, even in the worst of years," lie told Randall, "lo make good money out of the distillery, and the brickyard, and the sawmill, and the carpenter shop. Even when everybody was losing money on tobacco I was making a profit on these workshops," In the distillery he made peach brandy,' and the carpenter shop was devoted to cabinclmaking ir a rough way; it made kitchen furniture. Groups of workers, white and black, appeared now and then at the roadside. They were Swain's laborers, going home, their day's work/over. The male servants wore leather breeches, gray shirts cloth caps and leather Coats. Mos of them were barefoot, but thrc or four wore heavy, squarc-toec shoes, without stockings. The Ne gro women had gowns ot linsey woolsey that were raised up tc . th';ir knees and fastened by a rope which ran around the waist * « « • TT was not <|tiile half-past six '•^ when they trolled through the ales of Belmore and xip the circu- ar graveled ro;id lo.the mounting lock before the frontdoor. There icy leaped off their horses an'd urned them over to Dave and lat. . . The manor house at Belmore vas new; it had been built in 710. In plan and architectural eatures it belonged to the latest ypc of Virginia plantation houses s they were in the early decades •f the 18th century. It was juilt of dark red brick. The front tcps led up lo a terrace that ran cross the front of the house. A liiking feature of (he facade was he imposing floor frame of white narblc. The ground floor had only three rooms—a long and wide living •oom, a smaller reception room, nd a dining room. A hallway hat was 16 Tect wide ran through .he house, from front to back. In he hallway rose a curving flight of stairs which ran gracefully o Hie second floor. Tiiere were six bedrooms OH second floor ol [lie main house, but no .balh- looms.' The pe'ople' of lhat : era bathed .only on rare occasions, ind when they did bathe it was in a wash tub brought into a bedroom for that purpose. The main building had two ells, or wings—one on each side. In one of the wings there was a huge kitchen on the lower floor. Upstairs thei'e were rooms for some of the house servants. The walls of the chief rooms were paneled in dark oak; the bedrooms had wall paneling ol white pitic or poplar. The hal' \vas so wide, Ihc rooms so spacious and the ceilings so high that the house gave a.visitor an impression of airiness. AH over the house sconces for candles were set in the walls. Tlv job of keeping the place lighted look the whole time of one slave The black man molded the Candles, kept the sconces and candlesticks polished, and went nro'nnc very day to replace the burnt andles with fresh ones. In the kitchen the cooking was lone at a huge fireplace, as in lew England. Stoves were un- nown. Outside, in the yard near he kitchen, was a brick baking ivcn. II was used chiefly to bake ircad and calces. * » $ AFTER having been greeted pleasantly by Mrs. Swain, vhom he had known several •cars, Henry Randall was shown o his room by a young Negro [irl, who brought him immediate- y a pitcher of water and some owels. Ho knew lhat dinner svas cady, and he hurried through his iblulions. Then, with his face washed, his vig set straight, and the dust of ravel brushed off his coat, Henry Randall descended leisurely the wide curving stairs. The family and guests were assembled in the argc living room. Randall paid :iis respects to all in turn, bowing md taking their hands. First was old Mrs. Lightfoot, the mother ot Sarah Swain; then in order came Mrs. Swain; Mr. and Mrs. Kirk:and, who were house guests— .heir home was in Maryland; and the Swain grown-up children, Edward, Jr., who was 21, and Frances (known as "Fanny") who was a few years younger. The smaller children were having their dinner in a room off the kitchen. The dresses of the ladies were all voluminous, spreading around them in so many folds and frills that the shape of the wearer had to be a matter of inference rather than of observation. These garments of silk were highly colored, and the fabrics had figured designs on them. The effect was precisely the opposite of nunjike simplicity. When dinner was announced Hie party went into the dining room with the pleasant gravity of attendants at a cheerful ceremony. (To Be Continued).
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