The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 10, 1945 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 10, 1945
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 19-15 'THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS /THE COURIEE KEWS CO. H. W. HAINE3, Publisher . SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor , JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager Solo National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmcr Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday • Entered as second class matter at tho post- office at BIytheyllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917..' . . Served by the United Press stiU'tecl it—oven though 0,503,000 gow eminent employes still seem like n lot. The New Congress SUBSCRIPTION RATES By canler in the city of Blythevllle, 20o per week* or 85c 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 mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable in advance. . Is You Is or Is You Ain't Bureaucracy? According to the Bureau of Census, it takes 155 ; 000 separate agencies to ' perform all the complicated governmental functions in the United Stul.cs today. At which point some acquaintance is bound to yell "bureaucracy." put you can counter that, ii' you want to argue, by'.showing him the next figure, which states that federal and slate government accounts for only about 20,000 of the total. Tho other 135,000 agencies arc Country, district, city, town and township organizations, including school boards and personnel. And by a little figuring you can show this sufferer from bureaiiphobia ,, that 155,000 agencies averaged only , one for every 890 inhabitants of this ' country, • and that obviously no community of that si/6 could maintain <( health, law, order and comfort with - only a single governmental liody. If your bureaiiphobc friend sets Up another howl at this point, you can he " sura thai lie has scon the next Census figure. This shows that the 135,000 lo- cal agencies plus all state governments employ only 3,1GS,000 persons, while (he comparative handful of federal! agencies have 3,335,000 on the,payroll. You may have to, remind your worthy opponent that all the latter are not swivel-chair bureaucrats. Mid-19-13 Civil Service figures show that of 3,188,000 in civil service jobs, only about 279,000 worked in the District of Columbia. Government, work includes building ships and making munitions, . JP= well as drafljng^PPA;directives or " typing things'in triplicate, ^ Meanwhile the burcauphobe has figured out that there is one grownup federal employe for every -11 Americans, including infants, adolescents, and the aged and infirm. This seems like a lot to him when he thinks of the many government concerns of daily living in which government plays no part. Your Opponent, pencil in hand, may also remind you that if every one of those government workers voted iii~~a _ 50 million-vote election, they would account for one vote in every 14 and maybe swing an election, especially with the votes in their families that they.might control. , remind ;him;-thai, a'lf worktefs' are- civil service,' : appointees; that some are votcless residents of Washington, and that others are under 21.- Whereupon the bureauphobe might .-insist that even civil service would not save a lot of them if some postwar a.d- ministiation should cut the government payroll to the bone. He might even voice the cynical suspicion that no party, in or out of office, would promise to do that cutting job and thereby alienate a lot of votes, and that accordingly bigger and more expensive bureaucracy is here to stay. And the argument might go on and on fiom there. M'e're sorry we ever To the members of the new Congress we should like to offer not good luck, but good wishes, and the hope that they will employ wisely the considerable accumulation of intelligence which they represent. Certainly none of our preceding 78 Congresses has had greater need of wisdom, high ethics and responsible statesmanship. No other Congress has had greater need, to approach its tasks with the proud but humbling consciousness that it is an instrument of the whole people and an equal.partner with the President in government. Too often in the past that partnership has been interpreted as complete subservience to White wishes by one group, and opposition for opposition's sake by another. But the job facing the 79th Congress calls for considerably higher motives. The people have made their wishes reasonably clear as to what sort of a world and country they want after the war. The Administration is likewise making clear what is required of the people in war if those wishes arc to be attained. It is the duty of the new Congress to translate those mandates into laws and recommendations through thinking that ia national and international rather thaii regional, and American rather than partisan. I IIP! GUNCO The 'Yuh Gotta Coax Me" Type insurance policy and .some oil'slock? And you want to HO throufih all Ihis pile?" Jitters Congresswoman Helen Gahagan Douglas of California, former actress, had to be prompted when ahe failed tii answer present at her first congressional roll call. This can probably be explained as a holdover from Mrs. Douglas' career in the theater* where it is not uncommon for an actress to blow her lines on opening night. • THIS CURIOUS WORLD » SO THEY SAY I have been trying to look out. for the health nud happiness of soldiers for 35 years. Howtsvcr, your tetter Is the first time I have ever received written thnnks and . I .am iyery appreciative.—: General Piitton in note lo I'vl. Norton G. Addi£on of Chicago, who wrote to Patton thanking him for stay In rest camp. There is still a strong body of public opinion in Great Britain which believes "thnt If Montgomery had remained In control at Supreme headquarters the end ot tho war against Germany would now be In sight.—News Review, British weekly. Love of home . . . Is not necessarily connected with the house. Americans move often and may attach their home feeling almost entirely to their furniture or car.—"Bride's Guide to the U. S. A.," booklet distributed to American soldiers' wives In England. We must cut spending r.nd appropriating as deeply and as sharply as we can. Even war appropriations must be given very close scrutiny.— V'Rcp.' Joseph 'W, Martin Jr.' (It) of MasfAchus- ells. As ovir escort fighters were kept busy by American Grumman flghlcrs and the special attack planes did not come bick cither, we do not really know what happened.—Tokyo radio on Jap Suhi Sea attack. * • • The supply job in France is of course n miracle, but that's what we.expected.—War Manpower Commissioner Paul V. McNutt In Prance. * • » When foods were more plentiful early this fall, it wns clearly Indicated that rationing be relaxed. Now that an unexpected reverse has halted our military progress, it Is wise to revert quickly to our fair shore system of distributing available supplies.—Paul S. Willis, president Grocery Manufacturers of America. HAVE BEEN SETTING lOH6fA SINCE Ott&WKS 21 ST, BUT UNTILTODAY THE MORNINGS HAVE BEEN GETTIN& " rVHEN OUR EhlEMIES 61VE <X/r THEY'LL HAVE TO GIVE/TV,"' J. A\. JONES, Ss/r FIREWEED NAMED FOR. ITS APPEARANCE AREAS RAVAGED BY f?/ff£, HAS INVADED THE BURNED OUT "SECTIONS Can .voii see all of Hie sky? In Hollywood Anhouncements The Courier News has been au- horlzcd to announce the following andidacics for the Municipal Bloc- Ion In April. Municipal Judee GEORGE W. BARHAM Ircd dollars In iny pocket to throw '.way In nightclubs, todny T am njo'ylhg life move with only 10 or 5 dollars In my pocket." He re- ently returned from Mexico City, •/here for a year he has been di- ecting Mexican motion pictures. -NilSKE It Is unsafe to put Hie pods of he fntlt of the snnd-box tree in- Ule n glass showcase, since they vrc explosive. FARMERS We hate plenty of Iron Roofing and Rough Cypress Barn Timbers. 3 Year FHA Terms If desired. E. C, Robinson Lumber Co. Buy Your Winter Supply of , WOOD and .KINDLING While Iris Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS? BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. . Phone 2911 n.Tn™?7.-r«^i GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPIH 24 Hour Service Also— Vulcanizing mnd Tire Kepxlr . WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICKS Phone 22!ll 11 V ERSK1NE JOHNSON N'EA Staff Correspondent BEHIND THE SCREEN: Priscilla Lane's husband, Maj Joseph Howard, is slated, for overseas duty ;oon ami Priscilla will return to the screen. She has been, a "camp, ,vife" ever , since \ coinplftt;on : ; ol> "Shadow' (of: famibtj" > I ? . ! . i Sy'lviK Sidney and Fletcher 'Martin, I artist, have discovered each other. . .Mario Berni, the concert singer, probably will star in M-G-M's film version of "The Gypsy Baron." . Jimmy Burnnte, 1 who is very friendly with xnvlcr .Cugnt, Is getting laughs with a new Dnranle dandy tilled: "What's Cugat Got Trial I Haven't Got and If I Got Wouldn't Look Good On Me Anyhow." . . Jack Benny wired Ralph Edwards, the "Truth or Consciuienc cs" quizmaster, to appear with hin' at the Carnegie Hall show for tin infantile Paralysis Fund's March o Dimes Orivc. Edwarcts wired back "Happy I'm able to contribute m time and effort." Jack's reply was "Thanks— in this fight every dim counts." On a Davis woman anyone tr.iln the other ilay Hell al next to a gray-liairc in the dining car. "Ila ever told you." Bctlc sai Our Boarding House with Maj.HoopIe Out Our Way By J, R. William WE'RE WALKING HOME,EVEN IF IT IS FIVE MILES/ I WOLILDM'T GET BACK IM THW THlWO FOR A MILLION) DOLLARS-MIGHT BLOW UP AMY MIMUTE.' _^ ^ ,. -. .. - V.A '-!-. -' ? ~? .M~ •2A INCHES, SO Mtf ERD[CTION5 OF OME N1CH LOOKS f&> SILLV hat ynu look like Louise Randall ierson, Hie authoress?" The wo- ian srelted. "Yes," she said, "and II het pcnple have told you that on look like iictlc Davis." -• • • I UK'S \ FIXTURE .jjeiin^. .;Singleton's 10- year- old nAigHter.i 'Dorothy Grace: "I was list thinking, mother, that I must ie an awfully good child." Penny: "Of course you are, dear, nit what made yon think of that?" Dorothy Grace: "Well, you nev- ir keep a maid more than two vccks, and I've been with you al- ost 10 years." Jean Hcrsholt has turned down landsome offers from M-G-M, Warner's and Universal lo devote war work. But now he's planning to come out of screen retirement for one picture a year. . The Joe E Browns are celebrating their 29lh wedding anniversary. . . . Bill Godwin's five- year-old daughter, Jill, Is becoming radio conscious . After Sunday school the other day, she said. "The music wns nice, hut the commercial wasn't nearly so good as yours. Daddy." Not in the Script: Irene Dunne was scaling a ladder to n second- story window for n scene In "Over Twenty-one.' Every time she made the ascent, Director Charles Vidor suggested certain changes in the procedure. She went up a third time, then a fourth. On the fifth trip, her wind coming a bit shorter, a prop boy sluck his head out the window and handed her a hns- tily written sign: "Is this trip really necessary?" j ... ] Producer Lester Cowan is considering a re-make of "Little Lord Faimtloroy," with Sklmmy Ilomcicr. Tlic laj gives a. great performance as the Nail youth In "Tomorrow, The World." SIORF.NO RETURNS ANTONIO MORENO, romantic I star of the silent screen. Is back in motion pictures—but he wants It understood that he is not stag- Ing a "come-back." He's to play a small role in RKO's "The Spanish Main." He says: I would never want to be n star again, nor do I ever asaln vrant a lot of money. Doth carry a load of too much grief." Moreno possessed bolh stardom and fortune for years. The fortune has dwindled to almost nothing and stardom (or htm Is only n bitter memory of the past. "However," he says. "I'm happier Whole sule your worn footwear for Winter and obtain sturdy wet resisting soles, greatly lengthen- ng the shoe's life. Planters Hdw. Co., .Inc. home of SHERWIN-V/ILLIAMS PAINT DE LAVAL MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS U. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEWICK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE Phone 515, BlylhevilJe, Ark. PEOPLE DiitributH by NEA Semite, fne. III MISS PHASER was a slender lr woman of about 32. Her hands were large, her features were plain and her blue eyes shone with a quick and lively intelligence. Living in an era when any woman of over 25 was considered an old maid, Miss Frascr was n spinster who expected to remain so. She wore a sage green cloak that covered her from head to foot. On her head was a blue silk cap of bonnet shape. When she had it on only her face was me in the Humphreys' sleigh, and I was squeezed almost flat between. Alice Knight and Mr. Stevens — yon know thnt bachelor — Mr. Stevens — the lawyer — " 'Did you cioss the Kissing Bridge?'' iVIajor Lawrence asked, with n smile. "Yes, we did, and we dined at tiic Two-Mile Tavern. Had turtle soup — " Major Lawrence raisH r : s hand and said with a Jauji, "You're leaving out somelr'..£. When you crossed th<! Kissing Bridge who kissed you'"' "Oh, that, she answered slowly, and he- f-ce (lushed a little. ' visible. It wns fastened by rib- I knew ,-ou't 1 ask t'.ial question. bons tied under the chin. Upon entering she took off her lint and cape, and laid aside the muff thnt she was carrying. Her bell- shaped skirl, made ot dark linsey- wflolsey, was stiffened by whalebone sewed into the skirt itself and not separately as a hoop. Her green silk bodice was plentifully supplied with lace on the collar and the sleeves. The skirt wns not long: it showed about three inches of leg above the shoe tops. "How did you come?" the Major inquired. He glanced at the delicalc, high-heeled shoes, made of dninask. "Didn't walk, I hope." "Oh, dear me, no!'' she replied. "With these shoes!" She held out her feel. "Ned and Fanny Humphrey took me for a sleigh ride—a lovely ride over the clean, glittering snow—and I asked them to let vne down here on the way back." There was a thin trace of excitement. ,h\ her voice, in everything she said. The Majoi had often noticed it, and wondered as lo the cause. "They hac quite a party," she continued "Six people besides myself, will 1 just room enough for me to squeeze in—" "It's a fine day for sleighing, 3 the Major said. "Yes," answered Miss Frasei "However,- ne says. "I'm nappicr | -"' • j ;,,„,,,, v loday than I was then. Where :absent-mindedly. "Well, as I wa before I always had sevctal him- 'saying, tncre was just room fo Vliy do men always think of such li'mgs? ?. try to be polite, and iiie is -xpccled to kics at that iridge. A foolish i,<stom. iVhy, o answer 'our questic Major, was kissed by Mr. Stevens both :oming and going. "Do you lik Richard Stevens?" flic Major askec'. this question vith a twinkle in his eye. "Ail—why—I suppose so," Miss rase replied. "I hardly know him. Now, don't imagine things, tlrjor La\vrence, you teaser. Just cmcmbcr that we're living in the year 1750. In this modern time ivomen don't fall in love with every man who looks at them." ~\R who kisses them," Ihe Major said with a laugh. "Die yon bring your 'monthly repori with you?" "Oh yes, I have it here." Women did not carry handbags in those days. Instead, they had oluminous pockets in their skirls Miss Frascr delved into a pocke and brought out a folded blu< paper which she handed to thi Major. Miss Fraser was the princlpa of a girls' school of which Majo Lawrence was the chairman o the board of trustees. Tha schoo had a small endowment that \va supplemented by- voluntary., con ibutions from the six trustees. At thnt time general opinion, oil) high and low, was opposed the higher education of women. In many communities the girls > id not attend the regular schools; icy went instead to a dame school Acre a little primary education as given to them. When a girl ad learned to read, to spell sim- le words, to write fairly well, nd to know arithmetic up trough the multiplication table, er school days were over. But er education in the arts of home- aking wcnl on much longer. Every young woman of. a wcll- o-do family was taught how to nit, how to embroider, how to o fancy sewing; and most ot hem were taxighl the art of preparing meals. Also there was nusic and dancing. A girl of 8 was supposed to be able to play tie spinet or the harp, and to now how lo dance the intricalo ignres of the period. Girls ot poor families did not go to school, as a rule, for there vere no free schools and nil pupils lad to pay partly or wholly for heir instruction. The laboring classes could not afford to pay he fees; and, besides, their children were usually hired out at an early age. Miss Eraser's father, who died when she was 20 yenrs of age, was a professor ot Oxford in England. Nearly everything she knew iiad come from him. In the New York school she did most of the teaching, although she had a young assistant. The girls lennicrl a little history, enough geography to give them a fairly good idea o£ the continents and countries, and a bit of grammar, rhetoric and composition. Lite.voturc and. tho lives of authors also had a place in the curriculum. Every pupil paid a monthly tuition fee, as the income from tho endowment, with the gifts of the trustees added, did not provide sufficient incoma to catty on the work of. the school. ,(To Be Continued)

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