The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 29, 1946 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 29, 1946
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BLYfHEVlLLfi (ARK.y COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1946' , Oetohw «. 1M7. _ . Artatnm. "M" MX (X On* 8>n*d br ttM Unit*; «>• etty at BlrUurUl* or MV town whtw curler •errle* U m»to- utont Me per week, or Me per month. By Bufl. wttMn a radio* of « mlk* *4M per reu. «U» for rtx month*. *UM (or time monthi; BT Mfl otrtdd* M mil* •ooe, »!0«0 j*r 7«r Educational Trends A Courier News item last week informed readers that the Blythevillc schools have a teacher who stresses dc' velopment of personalities. Most educators would tell you that one of the major aims of education is to do that very thing, but evidently it is not the general rule in schools else the item would not have met the requirements of being newsworthy. The teacher, whose classroom practices made her newsworthy, is to be commended, and indirectly her endeavor to develop the personalities of her pupils by treating each as an individual has the backing of Dr. Willis A. Sutton, former president of the National Education Association. Dr. Sutton said: "Everybody is individualistic, different from everybody else, and yet modern education is trying to teach everybody to be alike. We've finally got everybody down to a level of mediocrity." Dr. Sutton was not talking about Mrs. Lillian Frank, member of the Blytheville school faculty, for she is trying: to keep from doing that very thing, and work she is doing will go a long way years hence to keep her pupils from being a carbon copy, each of the other, and that certainly is to be desired, unless mediocrity is to be desired. The trouble, ot course, lies in what we put on the poUto. And so, because of gravies, and cream and gobs of butter, the seekers after slimness have felt constrained: to pass uj> the tasty tuber and thus deny themselves one of the noble plebeian delicacies. A boiled or baked po'tato, annotated with salt and less butter than you would put on a slice of bread, offers wonderful low-calory nourishment. Or the dieter can use salt alone and'find himself missing very little. Aiul—to get right down to cases—• if you think you must have a piece of bread for a "pusher" at every meal, there's always the baked potato skin. It's a delicious substitute that will do very nicely for the duration of the emergency. 0 0240*4 ' Shucks, the Atom Bomb Is Peanuts!' Return of the Spud •Our wheat conservation program may" succeed in restoring the potato to its rightful high estate in this coun-' try. Perhaps snch a minor by-vn-odiiet of the important business of saving Jives is unworthy of attention. Yet it must be admitted that . the humble spud has taken quite n kicking-around in late years. The potato, as the Department of Agriculture points out. is not fattening. A -good-sized one contains no more calories than an average serving of peas or corn, or two slices of bread. But to hear the diet faddists talk, one would think that a potato was 100 per cent butterfat. It Plays Big Parts Without Good Billing Cotton, with its many uses, might be compared to an aclor in an old-tlrne traveling tent show. -He took tickets at the door and played several roles on the stage, and between nets blew the trombone in the orchestra. As soon as the final curtain dropped he was helping take down the scenery. Although he might not get top billing, the show could not go on without him. The economy of the South and that of a large part of the rest of the world would be In • a bad jxjsltion without cotton to play supporting roles to food production. The plant is not only one of the most important sources of fiber; it; furnishes a high percentage of oils and fats. Food and livestock feed production from cotton today outweighs textile production in pounds. A. U Ward of Dallas, Tex., said at the National Cottonseed Products Association meeting in New Orleans that cotton may seldom be listed on the menu, but It is generally on the table. 1 Cotton contributes to margarine and salad dressings. Its oil Is used in making bread and pastries, and for frying. Cattle fattened on cottonseed feed supply steaks and roasts. With a large part of the world's .population fared with severe food shortages, cotton can be made an even greater food producer. The role is a Job for a "heavy" who has had long ex- perienc# with Imposing parts. Cotton has figured in tragedy and comedy in the South. Time r.iid again It has shown, versatility. Although it has not always given a performance that has pleased those deiKndent on It, cotton has played Important parts In the drama of American living. It should get better billing. —ARKANSAS GAZE7TTE. * ,iN HOLLYWOOD . .V, _ By ERSKINE JOHNSON [ing her to join him for a drink NBA Staff Correspondent (at the Brown DerUy. Betty's sec- HOLLYWOOD, (N E A) — While I retury. lunching with her, said sh* scouting locations for the picture Jwas going to complain to the head- "Hamrod" on the Navnjo Indian I waiter. reservation Andre De near Flagstaff, Ariz., I "Don't Ijolher," snld Betty. "Just Toth, the Hungarian director, was Invited to lunch by the Indian. 1 ;. He had to be polite, hut he feared the worst, He was surprised, naturally, when his plate arrived with a thick, sizzling steak and French-fried potatoes. ; Alter the meal, De Toth timidly made Inquiry. A fat old squaw smiled nnd led him to a hut, which he found equipped with an electric stove and refrigerator. Then the chef stepped forth. He still had on parts of his sailor's uniform. "My John," said the squaw, and her beam told all that she was proud of what he had learned in the Navy. At a loss for words,- De Toth said, "How." "Quit kiddin', chum," the Indian replied. "How wuz them steaks?" TONE LISTENS TO SHIRLEY There's a scene in the film "Honeymoon" in which Franchot Tone, as American vice-consul in Mexico City, is trying to find Shirley Temple's fiance, played by Guy Madison, and get the two married. As a bit of extra-curricular duty, he warns Shirley thut Mexican men whistle at girls, too. On the first try, Tons couldn't get the wolf whistle at all. Director William Keighley looked blank. He couldn't recall just how it went, either. Shirley looked amazed,., then whistled. After a few trials, Tone was doing it, too. A well-dressed, fortyish male fan ent Betty Hulton three notes ask- Ignore him. He's suffering from delusions of blondeur." MAKOAHET GETS THE GATE Several years ago, an agent brought a litllc girl to the office of producers Bill Pine and Bill Thomas. The girl started acting the minute she came through the door. Tears streamed down her face as .she cried, "Don't take away my daddy. Please don't take away my 'N I the the Jinns to Pine. "She's my heart." The boys tossed Bin an<l her agent out of office. When they think about that moment today, pine nnd Thomas sometimes get hysterical. The girl was Margaret O'Brien. Jack Lannaii, the special effects expert, was about to pat himself on the back for saving his studio lot of money. Then he discovered he hnd cost his bosses more than he had hoped to save them. It was LannniVs job to color 320 tons of water in the studio tank a brilliant blue for a scene in the technicolor film "SInbad the Sailor." He did it with one level t°aspoonful of potent blue dye. But when Doug Fairbanks. Jr., emerged from the tank after swimming across It, Doug was a brilliant blue, too. J SO THEY SAY The Russians took forcefully nearly two million Poles for forced labor to Russia. Those who passed their quota of production received fowl, but those who could not fill their quotas were left to starve, more or less—Gen. Thadcusx Komorowski (General Dor), Polish underground leader. =v" THE ACCUSATION XXXV "MOW there was an expression on Ken's face tnat Debby had seen before, a funny mixture of bashfulness and comradeliness and decency.''She liked him best when Ihe looked like that, and as they I slid silently along the shore, neither of them speaking, she felt a peculiarly close understanding J between them. Alter all, they came pretty .near to being the I same breed of cats, she told her- ,se^t, even with all the differences I between them, because they'd jboth been through high school and ; no farther, and his family hadn't .bad any money either, so he knew Ihow important money was just as Jmuch as she did. She could i understand about trying to buy I furniture for five hundred when I yon could sell it for five thou- 'xand, and he would understand [how she felt about getting the the freezer. More, for [instance, than a fellow like Joel Sumter would. Joel didn't even want that swell job his father was making foe him. All he seemed to want was to see places, and to find oat about things. He was leer duck, all right Ken was ore her kind. They went on around the pond, id after a while the fire went out and the headlights of the cars nt glimmering through the trees, and they were alone there that sort of feeling of comradeship. Finally thty got it securely tied, and Dcbby Lame around the car rubbing her hands and smiling and caid, "Thtie." Ken was standing right there, and he stepped over and put his arms around her ar,d said, "Look, honey, I mean it. I'm gone on you, and it isn't the moon and it isn't the cocktails. I'll be in love with you . tomorrow, and next week, and ten years from now. I don't want you out of my reach ever, see?" Debby stood still in his arms, mat. ucDoy starts piling around wirh." There was ansther long silence. Then Agnes went on, "First there Was Chet Clark, back when she was in high school, and then that boy who came down here with Bart Wyman, that Joel something—" "Him!" said Ellie. "All right," said Agnes, "but now there's Ken Newkirk. He was your good friend until he started going with Debby. Nobody could say a word against him. And you never held his offering «» five hundred for the furniture against him until he started going with Debby." There was another long silence. Then Ellie said, in an injured: voice, "Dcbby's a great girl. They They drifted'back and forth across I pond, talking a little once in While, aad finally Debby said, Eat I better get home now, Id been (teat, though •aid, :"Okay, kid," and he ' in to where they had left In the trees, and together carried the canoe ,up and at tyinf it on lop, which iob with jus I the head- ot the or. But mnehow it wnrtuo* together there all with nnd suddenly she wanted a whole lot to believe him. She said, "Honest, Ken?" He looked down into her eyes, scowling a little and nodded. "You really want to marry me?" "You bet your aunt's false teeth I do." She chuckled, and he kissed her, and she was happy and glad it was Ken and n6t anybody else in the whole world. • * • TT/HEN they came into the drive" way, Debby saw that there was a light in Agnes' and Ellie's room. She wondered if. there was something the matter, but then Ken told her it Was only a little after eleven. She knew her way upstairs in the dark and she didn't bother to put on a light The door to Ellie and Agnes' bedroom was ajar, and as Debby got to the landing, Agnes said, "All right, then, if you want me to tell you, I will." Her voice was different from any way that Debby had ever heard it before, loud and rasping, and at the same lime lifeless and full of weren't any of 'em good enough for her, that's all." Agnes said, "I suppose you think you are good enough for her," and her Voice was bitter and dead and rasping the snmo Way, only more so. Ellie said disgustedly, "You don't know what you're talking about ~ *«WASHINGTON COLUMN ,. Puerto Rican Clambakes BY PETER EDSON j f or n couple of hours/ But just NEA Washington Correspondent as business was beginning to slack SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 29. off, who should appear but 70 nav- (NEA) —Secondary title to these a! and air attaches from 40 foreign dispatches for the next few days | governments, on hand for the U. a. might read, "With Secretary of Interior Julius A. Krug in, around and over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands." Having been on the job two niontlis, the new Secretary made a flying visit to these parts to get next to some of the joys and hcad- ches of his Division of Territories nd Island Possessions. Of course, nil the local politicos 'anted to make 'a good impression n the new Secretary. Members of he Puerto Rican legislature did he honors at noon on the first day f the visit. Gathering at a pretty lttl c mountain spot named F,l Yun- que, they threw a feed that was omethlng t o write homo about. In he U. S. it would be called a poli- icnl clambake, but this was different. There were a hundred or so on land for the fun. They climbed to Lhd flat roof of the resort house lo show off their view across the .owlands to the sea heyund. Chani- liagne and cocktails were served under a hot mid-day sun. Then the party adjourned to the principal business at hand, which was a feast. Tables were set on the terraces out- of-doors, the big politicians getting the *best seats in the shade while the little politicians sat in the sun. FIVE-COURSE LIGHT I.UNCH It wns just a light lunch of five courses. It began with a pastcle. which seems to be the Puerto Hicp.n version of a tamale. It's cornmetil, stuffed with olives and raisins and bits of meat and heaven only knows what else, wrapped in n banana leaf and steamed until done. It's too meals in itself, but on lop of that came courses of roast pig and roast goat, chicken and rice, salad till ran out, red wine -and more champagne which didn't run out. and dessert of candied fruit and gont milk cheese. The main courses came in on great platters heaped n foot high, and It wns strictly every man for himself. Oh yes—there was Puerto Rican coffee, and boxes of Pucrlo Hican cigars were opened, but not passed. Those closest got the biggest hand- fills nnd the bottles of champagne that weren't consumed on the spot went home in |he pockets of the Navy's spring Caribbean. maneuvers in The volume of home construction in Illinois dropped from 28,300 units in 1941 to 7,900 in 1944. The state of Wyoming .plans exhibit of three large pastures where .wildlife animals, .may;. ; b showed to visitors and tourists in the Jackson Hole region. One third of our urban population live in slums, substandard and deteriorating areas, according to a Twentieth century Fund reix>rt. U. S. Senator 7 Ship's company 8 Him 9 Insects 10 Diverse (comb, form) 11 French refugee 12 Gentle wind HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured U. S. Senator ,13 Waken 14 Title again 1.5 Goad IGNot one. 19 Journey 20 Window glass 17 Either 21 Attract 18 No (Scot.) 22 Lament 20 Carriage 23 Diminutive 27 High priest sufTix 2B Place 24 Railway (ab.) 29 Winnow . 2aSpccd.conlests30 Chill 29 Nicer 32 Malt drink 33 One-spot 34 Charge 36 Stair post 39 Half an em 40 Parent 41 Buzz 44 And 48 Masticate 50 Open space 51 Eject 52 Eagle's nest 53 Earth goddess 55 Anger 57 Jewish ascetic 58 Dish-maker VERTICAL 1 Natty 2 Mistakes 3 Midday 4 Bare 5 Exists 6 Dispatch 34 He was 43 Rattle \ % ; prominent in 44 Posture the on v 45 Lutecium FEPC .:„ (ab.) 35 Hardens " 7 " ' 46 We ''$& 3 7 Come forth 47 J?^ , ? ,„ ... 48 Vehicle \ 33 Attorney ... 49 Warmth 54 Not (prefix) 56 Negative liolice. It was all done, you see. in the best traditions of an American political rally and it showed how wcl] the Puerto Ricans have learned the lusty ways of democracy as And Agnes said, "I know one ' )r " rti « rt °" t' 1R mainland. ing that you'll never know. I ' . Wils lll!U »'«"'• h° w<; « r - tllcv really put on the dog. Governor Hex Tugwcll threw a party at La ForHleza, th p Puerto Rican governor's mansion. It's a tremendous three-story and pent-house castle built rvround a courtyard on the water front. There wns a bulfcl sup-1 bitterness. creeps. It gave Debby the "Well, when are you going to art?" Ellie asked huskily. start?" Ellie asked huskily. There was a long silence. Fin- thing that you'll know how a twenty-one-year-old girl looks at a forty-three-year-. old man, when he tries to shine up to her. I know, 'cause I was a twenty-one-year-old girl myself once." Ellie said, even more disgustedly. "What are ya talkin' about, shinin' up to? .Who's been shinin' up to who?" ' i "I'm not blind," said Agnes. '* "No, but you're pretty damn dumb," Ellie said angrily. "And you got a nasty mind. And if I ever hear you say anythin' like that again, I'll knock your damned block off." Debby tiptoed down the hall to her room and turned on the light. Bull was curled up on her bed, and he looked at her guiltily, as though he knew he shouldn't be there. She sal on the bed beside him and reached out her har.d and thoughtfully scratched him behind the ears. She wasn't going to bo- iievc it. Ellie -.vas too good a guy. But he did get mad at every boy who took her out, just like Agnes said. . ally Agnes said, "All right, then it's just this. It looks mighty quee _.„. the. way you get to. haling every (To Be Continued) per at scvrn for a select few. Tile menu was about the same as nl ] noon, only n little fancier and without the champagne. Fl.'ll. MHUSS RECEPTION I'OIl A SK1.KCT S0« At nine r:amc n reception fo:' about 500. Nr,t many of Ihe lrr;\- tor.i thiyicil up here. This was tin- MrniiHv [,rm of the government []r,ln K (•..; ,.!ijff. u. s, a nd Pucrlo tti- c.-ui aoVnlnlstriUors and co-ordina- to^. thr : Army and Navy brass ami v.'>\',\. *;hr; ladles In formrds nn.l l'i<: !!<:nt:. In whites and uniform". It ->* : i '|uH«! oil the tony side, rx- fpt. for the bureaucrats from j V/a>.hiii!:i/,n, who hadn't come pro- ' pari.rl [(,r anything like Ibis niul •o »r,f: hti>t!n r -f.K blue* and eray.s fr.rl »>?<(»n.-. and felt uncomfortable. Wi : ll, Hit: f,r:( ; rctary and the Oov- i:tniir ;, r,,i ,yra, TiiKwell nnd Oov- t.ntrt ar./l Mm. Haslie of the Vir- K>n Ki.-iii/!.'. xtiyxl In the reception liu': r>Ml grnllcd and shook hands' 31 He represents 42 Resistance Mexico units SIDE GLANCES if Galbrahfc ByJ. R.Williams Out Our Way VERY LATEST METHOD FOR RIDD1MO KITCHEMS OF COOKIWG ODORS-I PRESS THIS AMP IM A FEW SECOMD; TI-IAT ROAST BEEF ODOR. WILL BE C5OME! WA IT- WAIT/ I'LL TAKE A LOT OF IT OUT FOR. VOU— WAIT TILL. I SOAK (JPA LOT OF IT—5 N\ ME TOO.' MY SYSTEM 5OAVCS ALL TH' NUTRIMEMT OUT OF KITCHEN! SMELLS/ LEAVE IT ON— -/ KITCHENS. AIN'T KITCHENS MO MORE--THEY'RE COPR.'i9*a BYNEA SERVICE. INC. T. M.'RFC. U. S. PAT. OTT. 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