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FACE TEN BLTTHKVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BLTTHEVILLE OOURIKB NIWB TBB OOCTRIEB NZWM OCX ' B. W. HAUOCB, PoMttMT , JAMES L. VERHOEFT, Editor THOMAS. B, ATKINS, Advertising Manager Walton Wttmer Oo, New aott, AttoU, itenphl*. Tort, Chlemfo, Of Published Brer? Afternoon XKrapt Sunday toicnd u iccond claa nuttier at Uu po»t- offlc* at BlytheTllle, Arkansas, under act of Ooo- grtm, October », 19 IT. Bcrred br Uw United SUBSCRIPTION RATJBB By curler In the city of Bljthevine or aay MtmrtMtn town wben curler aerrloe tt maintained. JOc per week, or «6c per nontn. »y mall, within • radluj o* 40 mil*, H0» per fMi, *2-00 for tfx months, $1.00 for three tf. mail outride M mile K»e, «10«0 per payable In advance. Memorial Day, 1946 |r " "It is for us (he living rather to be dedicated here ... to the ^reat task remaining before us—that from HICKC honored dead wo lake increased devotion 'to tlie cause for -which they gave the last full measure of devotion/—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain ..." Those words, so familiar and often repeated that only their beauty and eloquence rescue them from banality, can bo read today in a new light. Their fresh meaning becomes almost an accusation as the nation pauses, on the first peacetime Memorial Day in five years, to honor the (lead of this latest, and greatest war, along with those who gave their lives in earlier conflicts. ' Ours is indeed a great task today. But how well does our devotion to it honor those who gave the last full measure? How earnestly do we strive to make sure that the dead have not died in vain? The answer is not a source of pride. The strength and unity with which the nation supported the men who fought its war are relaxed and broken. There are many who despair of the peace so dearly won, mid laugh at the painful effort of a new society, built upon the costly victory, to maintain that peace. The dead whom we honor today fought to defend "the proposition that -aSli .men .>re-.-cvea.ted .euual'JL. against those who would destroy the freedom and dignity of men. They fought to defend the nation dedicated lo that proposition. Hut, tholuigh the nation pays them homage today, its general behavior yesterday and tomorrow does them scant honor. We quarrel and bicker and accuse. Group clashes with selfish group in pursuit of selfish goals. We suspect our neighbors and our neighbor nations. And what of "the brave men living" who fought and survived? We seem to have forgotten some of our sincere wartime promises of unforget- ting gratitude and a better life. Manv of those men who fought the nation's war, far too many of (hern, are ill* housed and ill-clothed, jobless or poorly employed. And still houses are not built, goods are not produced, jobs are not provided. And still we strike and wrangle. Let us be dedicated to the great (ask remaining before us. Let us here in Ulytheville and tlirotigliout Mississippi County, the whole of Arkansas and the nation, here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. It is the least we can do, ana remembering it is little enough. Papa Knows Best The contract of the United Automobile Workers with the Ford Motor Co. contains a provision outlawing wildcat strikes or stoppages and disciplining instigators of and participants in such strikes. Later UAW officials renounced this provision as a matter or future policy. Now, a majority of rank-and-file UAW members in Ford plants have voted in favor of this provision. But George F. Addcs, UAW secretary- treasurer, says that it is impossible to reconcile the Ford contract with the later statement of policy, and that no future contracts will include such a clause. This seems neither very democratic nor very sensible. What the Ford UAW members did was simply to vote that it was the responsibility of both signatories to a contract to live up to the contract's provisions, even when one signatory i s a labor union. The vote revealed that the majority fa\ ? or legal responsibility, as it is found in non-union walks of life, over special privilege. The workers' voluntary expression of such a sentiment almost surely will win them new friends outside the labor movement. A few more such voluntary expressions and there would have been no serious threat of "anti-labor" legislation. Hut the UAW officials do not see that, or choose to ignore it. They have now reversed their position. And it seems to be a case of Papa knows best —even when Papa changes his mind. THURSDAY, MAY SO, .19 'I'm Sorry, Sir, Still No Answer!" * .IN HOLLYWOOD .". . BY KRSKIN'K JOHNSON NKA Staff <'urres|H>ml<-nt HOLLYWOOD, May 30. (NEA) — Three of Hollywood's top feminine slars, Joan Crawford, Merle Obo- roii.and Olivia <lc HnvillaiKl, archnl- tlhiB for the role of Ainallc In Taylor Caldwell's best-seller, "This Side of Innocence." Joan is Miss Cald- woll's personal choice for the part. . . . Eddie Lowe and Mary Brian will IK starred In a new play, "Mary Had a Little," which Al Rosen will produce on the coast with an eye on Broadway. It debuts In San Diego July 12, then moves to San Francisco July 15. Raymond Walburn, famous for Is scene-stealing trick of raising Is eyebrows, was caught off-guard Lucille Ball and George Brent. s eyebrows wouldn't move at a ruciiil moment in n scene for "Lov- Come Rack." I'm paraly/ed," he screamed. Call a nurse, call a doctor. Do omethinff." Then Lucille and George con- essed they had bribed a makcup- lan to tape Walburn's eyebrows so hey couldn't move. O PARIS WITH "MADRID" Michcle Morgan and hubby Bill dnrshall will go to France to co- tar In his original story, "Madrid. . . June Dupren and Charley Smith, the press agent, have set the wedding date. They'll marry in New fork when his divorce becomes I'mnl oon. . . . Bob Taylor will be the irst Hollywood ex-serviceman to en- ertain for servicemen in the Euvo- )can theater. He and Barbara Stan- vyck and the iJack Eennys will go here this summer. Johnny Mack Brown, of nil peo- ilc, does one of the best Samba ^WASHINGTON COLUMH Virgin Islands Experiment — BY PETER ED SON |A third Is Roy Gordon, president ol NEA Washington Correspondent ' tne counci i, wl]o camc i, ack to tllc SO THEY SAY On the eve of the peace settlement (with Italy) let us have the courage to recognize that In n peace without justice there shall be neither peace nor justice.—Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. * * » Japan must have some food imports. Without them all Japan will go on a ration little better than that which the Germans gave the Inmates of tlie Buchcnwnlcl and Belsen concentration camps--Herbert Hoover, chairman President's Fmnfnc Emergency Committee. • * * If it were not far strikes wo would now be at or near cnuaclly production in most fields. —CPA Administrator Join, I). Small. i AN OLD FRIEND !'".-- r .t»niP xxxvi SOMETIMES Dcbby suspected : there was something nbout her engagement that wasn't quite normal, although she couldn't be sure because she didn't kno\v anything about how it was with other people's engagements. The wedding date remained comfortably vague, and occasionally it seemed to move ahead a couple ot months without anybody's moving it. Now, ,-when it was mentioned at all, it seemed to be assumed that it .would take place some lime in the fall. •* V «»"T V •.. .- ,., |* Most'of the time Dcbby felt strangely willing to let things slide along, although there had been a few days lately, days when the air was soft and full of frag- ranee ot flowers and the feeling of springtime, when she had wished ^Ihat Ken would insist on their .getting married as soon as they could get a license; or better yet, .that he would want her to star! out in his car and drive right through lo that place in Marylanc 'Where you didn't need to wait for ;a license. •~--i" - ,«r»..>. .—>,.,,-,. i« And there had been a few tiroes .'when he had looked at her will a peculiar tense moodincss anc asked her if they were going t< go on this way (or ever. Then h ;would r.sk impalienlly why they couldn't get married next week .or the week after. But those time ^ad never happened to be th :ones when she was thinking i ;Would be nice to drive to Mary land, mid usually they both secme ;happy enough to let things slid la'.png the way they were. •» , She did vender "a lillle if sh could really be In love and sti [feel th« way she sometimes di -abaK other nice-looking men sh , ^happened, to meat, sort of excite and all; and she worried some be 'cause the way she felt about Ke ftfl«a.U»e y/ay si: id felt about Joel Sumter dur- g that crazy week almost three cars ago, that dream \ycck lat had ended with the night- are night, when the house urncd down. If that was being i love, It didn't soern as though lis could be too. They were so ffcrent. But most of the time he was pretly sure that what she •H for Ken was the real thing. * * * 'OMETIME in June the Wymans came down for the stim- icr. Bart could come only for ic week-ends, and Dcbby didn't appen to see him until one Sat- rday evening in mid-July, when ic met him outside of the posl ffice. ., '. ., He said, "Hello, stranger, why on't you conic around to see lib ny more?" For just a moment her old feeing that the Wymans were pcopl_ could be proud to have for riends came back, and she looked t him shyly. Then she rccoveret her newly-acquired assurance anc milcd, "I'm a woiking goil, didn' •on know?" "Sure, but how about Sundays Yhy don't you come over som Sunday, for tennis and a swim Stay to supper." "I'd love to," she said politely without particularly meaning it. "Tomorrow?" Bart asked. "Not tomorrow," she said : 'Somclinie soon, though." She waved nonchalantly an went on out to her car. Maybt just for old times' sake, she woul drop over there some Sunday. Bi Sunday was the day the crow gathered in the afternoon at U Curriers', and before she knew the summer had passed witliou her ever gelling over to see tl Wymans ?i all. . «*•*- .— Usually they ' stayed 'at 11 Cape well into the fall, but th year for some reason they wen back around the middle c" ,• ieraber. and Debby jell vaguely incicncc - stricken when ~shc •iir<; Cicy had fione. ££_ • f ' : Therefore \vlicn, l\vo weeks la^, Agnes told her there was mebody at the Wymans' for the eek-end, although she didn't low who, Dcbby decided she ould drop in there Sunday aft- noon. She could go on to the urriers' later or not, just us she cased. She didn't have to stay .ore than ten minulcs if s'lc :dn't want to. Ken called t» nd, just to save > km ol »vtno» ons, she told k.m jne t-»rt l-V»« vitcd over lo u.e V..... ; ."or ic nflcrnoon. • « • IE drove in to the Wynians', and Bart was kneeling in the irn-around in front of the guest ouse, rigging a surf-cnsting rod. c looked \ip as she walked to- •ard him and grinned his broad, riendly grin. "Hi, Ihere," he said. Did you ever do any surl cast- She shook her head, reluming is grin. * ,• , * "You ought lo try H." He slood p and shook hands with her. Glad to sec you," he said. "There's n old friend of yours inside' here." "Who?" '"' "Joel Sumter. ncmor•'•• •'..;...:" Dcbby raised her eycurov.s al he mention of his name, then aligned when Bart asked it she remembered him. Her self-possession was practically perfect. "Remember him!" she exclaimed humorously. "I should say so. I thought he was the most wonderful man I ever saw. But he broke my heart," she added blithely. Bart laughed too. ''How did he do that?" - •*4t- •> ^^. "By refusing to promise to come back and see me. It was the great tragedy of my life." She chuckled. "OI course he was just being kind You remember what a dumb kid' I was in those days. I just could not believe I could be so mils about somebody without liis being just as nuts about m;.".- ** Bart nodded, still giinnln-, but there was a slightly s;>cciiiaiivo look in his eye, and Dobby realized Hint he knew it was Inking a bit of an c(T c rtt r l»f lo be jo!:Mig (.bout it. v **'*-**Mt- j»«- *?•» (To B« CaUiBMd); IwiH CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Tho- , mas, Virgin Islands, May 30. ;(NEA) —Hopes soar here these days in the land which Herbert Hoover once called "America's Poorhouse. " For the first time, the 26,000 inhabitants of the Virgin Islands— 90 per cent of whom are colored— have a Negro governor. He is Judge William H. Hastie, Inaugurated to he offic c on the bandstand of Emancipation Park in the presence of Secretary of the Interiors Julius A. Krug himself. In the parade of •• automobiles through the narrow streets of this old Danish town, at the cocktail »arty reception for 500 or more of th c Islands' leading citizens in Government House, nt the banquet that night in Bluebeard's Castle overlooking the harbor, in demonstrations next day on St. Croi>i?Islanrt —nobody' looked much at big Secretary Krug. All eyes ,\vere'.on the new Governor Hastie. What they saw was n lean six-footer of 42. He had been an honor man at Harvard Law School, dean of Howard University Law School, wartime adviser to Secretary Stimson on race relations, 'and the first. Negro to be named a federal judge, serving on Ihe bench from 1937 to 1933 here at Charlotte Amalle. Here he had married Beryl Halll- day, reigning beauty and- daughtei of one °f the capital's first families. So Ihls was a homecoming for a native son-in-Jaw. Everybody turned out to celebrate, in a day that made Virgin Islands history and whoopee. It may be hard to tell about these things without arousing a lot senseless prejudices,- though that shouldn't he. stories that when President Truman nominated Hastie for the governorship, all the old while families prepared lo move out, aren't so. Actually, the exodus consisted of an old Danish apo- Uicycary and two elderly Danish ladies who were gong bock to Denmark anyway. But this Is an experiment in government so Interesting that it should be watched from thc U. S. islands should be better known to Island should ue better known to Americans: Their tropical charm; their possibilities as n vacation spot for tourists; the fiict that a growing number of Americans, retired on pension, have chosen this as the place where they will make Ihcir homes during (heir last days. American government of thc 1s- anrts—under the Navy from 1917 o 1831, under thc Interior Deparl- iient since then- -has been nothing o brag about. If the islands havc- Vt exactly been kicked around, they lave been unduly neglected and exploited. AH these simple, kindly icoplc want now Is Just a little bit letter standard of living, just a half-way decent break in their Hruggl c for existence. That's where Governor Hastie comes in. All the native people look to him to pass a miracle and establish the millennium, quick. For that reason, the Iroublo that Governor Hastie will encounter will come more from his own iicople, who expect too much and arc probably doomed lo disappointment than from the white, who expect too little. SIDE (GLANCES islands in 1938 to form the Progressive Guide, the islands' one and only political party, which controls the native vote and runs the reform movement calling for lowei electric rates, sewers, a better water supply, more sanitation and health, price and rent control, ant: a minimum wage of 20 cents ar hour. fcy Galbrattfc L IMS EY MA SERVICE 1 , IKC. T. M. REG. U. S. FAT. r /--JO his lecnstcr daughter, Jnno 1'lct. . . . Those dally lx>U(|iiel.s {' tils Caldwc-ll received (in Ihe •'} Television" set were from I'i Karl, the millionaire shopman.H ... !, Three studios arc scrccwc.le Jack Smith, (he radio wail Ij'v/oocl is his home-town. . ric McDonalds' ex-husband, Vi<^ sntti, is still her agent. Bill us as he lands :i big contract foi'j, ihey will split up commercial-!' too. f IIOBllVSOXKltS' UEAU f Since being named Man olj Year by the Hobbysoxer.s of Ai ica, Glenn Ford needs sonieoi; decotie his fan mail. Sample i 1 note: | "Dear Beau Boy: You rneli I'm not guy-goony. but you're s ly King siffi and home-co:, Please stay as you are and f brush mush." (I don't i>ol it, eilf] Many of those scenes in '''I to Earth" can't be photogra* with a back light on Rita r worth. Reason: The flimsy ch 1 she's wearing as "Terpsichore."? Lucille Ball will be starred or radio in the fall in an air i of "My Sister Eileen." . . ,', reltn Young's hair will l>c Worn and cut short for her role in ") for Congress." j| • ' ' I Add signs that Hollywood is'I lo wacky normalcy: Marie Will picketing producer Albert Lewi;! making her wear a corset in II Ami." Her theme song was "}| Fence Me In." A $300,000 appropriation \vn: proved by St. Louis officials ft»| in organizing a non-profit cor;-] tion to provide a fiOO-unit hoT routines in town. He learned it from development for veterans. Award Winner i HORIZONTAL VERTICAL ; 1,4 Pictured I Paid back ! male winner 2 Hail! ! of 1945'Acad- 3 Thee i emy Award ill Constantly , i 13 Gatherer JK• 14 Mimic ;•?/£ • 15 Learned i person • 17 Cooking ; vessel ' 19 Music note : 20 Grecian commune • : 21 Myself . ... ; 22 Kind of duck J2G lee cream ; drinks —.i ' 29 Dropsy . VJp?i. ; 30 Iron ""' '" v 31 Storage place ;32\Vinglike part 33 Fixed look 35 Alluvial de,. j>osit at river ' mouth ,38 Imprecation : 39 Compound i ether '40 Either -41 Lost blood ; 45 Yes (Sp.) .46 Malayan coin 148 Monks f 50 Greek letter 51 Applicant for • admittance 53 Merchandise •. 55 Absolute, rulers / 50 She 4 Manufactured 5 Mohammedan I priest 6 Narrow way 7 Type of boat 8 Like 9 Fiber knots 10 Plays 12 Reprinting (ab.) ,. 14 Oil the sheltered side 16 Editor (ab.) 18 Promontory 23 Preclude 24 Princes 25 Hindu queen 26 Shovel 27 Shield • . bearings 28 Apportioned, as cards 33 Native of Scotland 34 Tower 36 Assayer 37 Operatic solo 41 Mythical of Britair 42 Fluff 43 Dines 44 Doctor ( 47 An 48 Brother 49 Compass M Before 52 Transpose (ab.) 54 Kxclamat "If \vc have lo move in ri^l'l :iwny, Iliis would be :\ good time to have your rclnlivrs for llicir suiniue.r visit—. they'd be useful pelting things slnii^hlcned up!"' In whatever degree he [alls, 'critics will probably say, "What else could yon hope for?"; to whatever degree he succeeds. It may be said "Sec what happens \\hcn Negroes are given a chance." Governor Hnstie has a few whites at the top to help him. Mp'rrls £>« Castro, who is government secretary, is one of these. Another is Walter Taylor, who Ins been commissioner of St. Croix for .THIS CURIOUS WORLD WATER WOULD BOIL IF PLACED IN THE SUNLIGHT. ??£& ^ . '-1 '* A CURIOUS BIRD OF THE AVOUNTA1N STREAMS, OFTENTUVES BUILDS ffHS/VDA WAT£Bf=AJ.t-> WHERE ITA\USr PASS THROU&K THE SPRAY AS It APPROACHES .,, CfS. LEAVES THE NEST. - THE NATIONAL FLOWER OF .SCOTLAND is Q Corp. l?<6 OV f.E* SERVICC INC. s ' •i,'jW» ANSWER: The thistle. S-Jo Out Our Way T Bv.l. R. Wiiiiaj VEH, BUT THE -TROUBLE WITH. THAT IB THE WEXT TIME HE' TRIES TO BLOW OUT A' M/WCH . HE'LL THJMK tf E's] SICK.. - "NOW, PA-ALL TOI MEAM ONE. TWO- HNVM-MPH.' Boarding House with Maj'. Hooj DON'T \S'ORR.V ABOUT' THE MPv3OR, MRS. YES, EOT THAT L: HIS. LIFE HE'S HAD HIS MECk STOCK ' OUT LlKBTMe ' GIRAFFES M TH& ARK, AMD MENJ6R CAUGHT ANYTHIN VMORSE THfSrt SLEEP- HE VJERRS Ort HIS VEST - MAY GET HIM INiTO ' 'SOMETHING MORE i COMPLICATED THftsi A FOLDING BED -~IT'S LIKE GlVJISSG A BABY ,TO PLAY WlTH/j *- ^ NEXT: M«w fast t»n a fortsl fire «r»y«l?

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