The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1946 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 3, 1946
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BLYTI1EVILLE (ARK.) COUUIEll NEWS MONDAY-, JUNK 3, 19<1G IBK •biranujt CODBIEB raws •t KjrttaMiU* Artauau. Oetoh* fc UH. •* Bj BMfl, vttttn » ndiw <* « *x BOBUM. «U* ft* turn mooOa; M mil* wo*. »IOJO p«r tmt any 'Critics, Few Solutions 3 WJjat' a, difference a day makes, as £the radio icrponers were exclaiming ijjnjit Sri ldh'£ : ago'. The applause with £\vhich. Congress greeted President Tru- Snian'sj'l'plea,' for, strike legislation had Sstarceiy'died'whe'n a chorus of strange ^|>ol)UcaL bc<l.fc|lo,w's .raised their voices fjafeRinst'Mr. Truman. Pro-labor Demo- ^crats , and conservative Republicans a\vere joined by-some of the more vocal ftleader.s of ..organized labor.. | :• Mr.'Truman was called a ham actor $aJKl a political accident. He was accused Sof treason and committing a despicable £act. Bn.t,,ne,yer; pnce,'did these Bentie^men' suggest that the President had tiany provocation' for 'his drastic pro- si posals, 1 -though the 'settlement of a ^paralyzing, rail,strike was not 24 hours ijold. After all the tasteless name-calling £was over,; what did the senators and r labor'leaders'have to offer in a situation essentially..'unchanged? The sciia- Stors busied themselves with strategies ,i\yhich,,. ; would,, delay any action what- ^ipever-on-Mr. Truman's requests. r i]he "labor j(pders. threatened vengeance -on "the President and his supporters, and Vindicated- that -they would defend to Zfthe end- the legal rigHt of Messrs. £Lj V ewis, 4 .y^yh'itriey.,, Johnston, Curran, •"Bridges, and, anyone else strong jjenough,, to tie up.the nation's life any ' which resulted from enemy action in the late war. The authority of their government was successfully challenged by a handful of men. The President of the United States accepted that challenge and acted to protect the interests, safety, and health of the many against the few whose demands, while ixjrhaps just, were pressed by ruthless, dangerous means. If these were totalitarian measures, as some have charged, what are the lawmakers and the labor leaders going to do about it? There are some things which they can do which the President and most of the rest of us will welcome. The lawmakers can go ahead and enact a just and reasonable law to make unions responsible in collective bargaining, as employers arc under the Wagner Act. Labor can voluntarily pledge a six-month moratorium on strikes which would let our industrial recovery get under way and make unnecessary the "temporary emergency expedients" which Mr. Truman proposed. Until one or both of these things is doiu.', the threat of economic paralysis continue, no matter how rminy current strikes may be settled. And all Iho accusations of treason, totalitarianism,'and ham acting won't change the situation. A Safe Haven Toothless Future?. A New York dentist says that "socialized" dentistry would end preventive and restorative ;>roc6sses in thfe profession mid ultimately lead to "toothless- ness of persons in the United States." ; What the'' gentleman obviously wants is a national health law with teeth in it. * JN HOLLYWOOD . . . By KRSKI.VK JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, June 3. (NEA1 — Hits Hayworth has been 'shooting JG-inm. film with her own camera behind tlic scenes of "Down to Earth," One day she asked cameraman Rudy Mute to look at some of the footage during lunch hour. They ran several reels lu a Columbia projection room; with Rita's dress designer, Jean Louis, as an audience of one. Mate watched the film, then said: "Rita, you're a little overexposed.'" ; "Impossible," Interpolated de- liis wife, calling .vom ;?c« r York. "You were wonderful," she told him. "It was a Brand performance." "But, dear," he remonstrated "I haven't been on the air yet. I won't go on for another five minutes." There was a lame and loutish pause at the other end of the wire, • and then the wife said: "Yes, dear, I know, but you forgot the three-, hour diiTcrcnce in time." "TYPE»" 11Y KACil STUDIO Walter Catlett says thai every studio In Hollywood has him typed for something entirely different. His schedule: M-G-M, costume; Republic, doctor; Fox, always a colonel; signer Louis, "all of Rita's clothes I Universal, salesman, doctor, or mo- iiave been approved by the John- 'moter; Columbia, drunk; Warner ston office." * * + Constance Collier was sitting In her dressing room at Paramount reading a letter postmarked London, when Belly Hulton stopped by. "From an English fan?" asked Betty. "Yes, sort of," replied Constance. The letter was signed "Mary Windsor," who happens to be the former Queen Mary. She and Constance have been corresponding for years. SAKTOK1AL FAUX PAS Ann Rutherford and her husband, department store owner David May, recently purchased n pair of those dress-alike t'.vin-skiits for husband and wife. The oilier day David packed his twin-skill and dashed aw;-.y lo the airport for a hurried business trip to Chicago. The next day Ann received' an SOS wire. David had packed his coat and Ann's skirt, instead of his the d of liim trousers. .She nir-mailcd 1 trousers. A few minutes before he: was to go on the air in a radio fhow, a certain film star was called to the telephone at the studio. It was Bros., department store owner door-walker. In "Oh, Say Can Yon Sing," Universal has temporarily recast him. [Ic plays a tycoon on the receiving end of a fast promotion scheme. P. Hugh Herbert, the scenarist, relays this bit of nonsense about, the kitchen-sink scientist who was reported lo have devised a bomb more lethal than the famed atomic. Queried about his brainchild, the screwball. Inventor said: "Not only does my bomb spread death and destruction worse than the atomic burnt), but," he dead- mimed .emphatically, "it does it HETUOACTIVULY." Resumes Opera Festival CENTRAL CITY, Col. (UP) — Emilc Cooper, a Metropolitan Opera conductor, will conduct the Central City Opera House Assn.'s Vic- . tory Festival Operas in July. Tho Oentral City festival, which returns this one-time booming mining village into the splendor it knew in the last century, is being resumed this year after a four-year wartime suspension. American « ; Th£ .chief objection was to Mr. ? Trumail'S |i proposal that workers ,bo drafted into the armed forces if tHey trefuse'.tp *'drk in'a"gove^ment-operat- ea industry"'whose'.stoppage' would 'nf- fcfect 8Uf'entire eVc-nomy. \ | ; Granted that this is undemocratic, £ or unconstitutional.. '.'involuntary servi- Jtude.". (So would 'be the government's * Use of | a. private industry's facilities £-vyith6ut compensation, with net profits t-of the operation going to the federal '«Treasury; So too, if one wants to be •f, technical, is the drafting of an im*£ willing citizen to soldier 24 hour^ a day £ overseas, at the jrisk |of ( hJs ilif$ land 'a - salary-of-:?60 a month'.' "' ! " '' l ' ivi |' ! £ • But the, fact remains that the citi- £zens of the United States were confronted? in, the railroad strike, with pot> tqntial hardships far worse than any Consumer Protection Maybe mflation is still around tho corner—but the U. S. Department of Agriculture is going to publish daily quotations of the black market prices in butler.. ;-,;•. ,' i • That seems to us a very considerate service to the consumer. Mind you don't pay too much, now. *. WASHINGTON COLUMN A. F. Whitney of the Trainmen I been continuous bad blood between BY I'ETEll EUSON NEA Washington Correspondent ' Whitney and Johnston on the one WASHINGTON, June 3. (NEA)—,! side anil ths, three remaining opcr- Leaders of olher railway labor bra- ]'n tin s brotherhoods on the other, thcrhpods say President Alexander iincc that tinic. In Europe .as -a -result of Soviet influence, instability in government exists In practically nil of Ihe nations. Throughout Europe, as a.r_c- sult of this same inflifericc', fear,.nncl'uncertainty prevail.—Rep. John W. McTJormick (D.) of Massachusetts. ' ' . * ' * * If we want to save adults in the atomic age from the suicidal tendencies which boredom eventually induces, if' we want to build a world community, we Inust regard continuing education of our people throughout life .as.,our. principal : responsibility.—Dr. Robert M. Hutchihs, clmn- i ccllor U. r of Chicago. , Vt ' ' - -'- ; * * ,i + '•' - » We ihay solve our jl(ilioMl^o|i](AT\j{;|liin' our other reconversion prpvlprh.'i (9iW*kl'T,l 5 mit we can't mr.nufacture the 'goods everybody' needs* unless the American kitchen continues to account for at least 10 per cent of the tallow and grease production which it, did during the war.—M. R; Werner, American Fat Salvage Committee. • "CLIMAX 1 'fti'c'ri "lhe' V 'lood that Debby 'had gobbled up did something unny lrltMe;iher, Sittd she pulled berself -to*,' her i feet aiid said; "Ex- *usc me,s:G«3ly, > ' She got half- ftvay across the room, but then ghe deciSM'sfie'Xvasn't going to be .sick, and what she needed was *ome air. She went out of the TBottr aria'cToied'-'rt b«Mrid her and gea'ned ! a^a'in'it',i<," i h?* 1 heaii.back, Booking up at the stars. The night .-was clear a^d cold snd very dark, Jina thew'Were "millions of stars Crowding the sky. The wind shook ^Bie haM^bare^branches of the tall Jims in. the,yard.-; She clojed her Jeyfcs and gulped' the.cold air, and gradually,_the ^Jurnult inside her Subsided." She stood there for a 4ong time; she had no idea how Jorig. The-hofee* from the studio i>enind-her were a,blur of babble -«nd laughter, and the rushing o •the wind)in'the trees was a soft, Jielodious whining, like mute< Jiolins ioJthc. distance - The \yjatld.cjjL_right through her ratlin dress, snd she wished sh ~ " her coat, but she couldn't g : into that place now. Th Jiir; in the studio would be full o •moke and the smell of whiskey Tier stomach was much better, bu ,S)4 felt shivery and weak. Sh «ould sit in a car, she though ^ind be out of the wind. " Her own car was out at the front of the house, but the Cur•Cn-s' new sedan was here beside *ie driveway. Its back seat was J^rge and luxurious, and there IBU'chl be a robe in there sh» could 'rep hers«).f up in. Sh« would it^there a while and then when L e was sure «h« was' feeling all lights went on automatically, and Ken and Shirley were in the back seat, their arms around each other in a very determined, embrace le back of Ken's head was lo- ard Debby. As the light went on, lliey broke vay from each other quickly icir faces side by side as thej arcd at Debby. She stood will ne foot on the running board ooping, her head half througl ic doorway. They each still hat ne arm around the other. "Oh, Ken said. "It's you." Debby said, "Yeah, it's me," an he was surprised at how cah er voice sounded. She looked a lis face, and she had never see im looking embarrassed and non lusscd like that before. Bui u unny Ihing was lhat she wasn "Do you mean it? You're not Kid at me?" "No, I'm not mad at you." "And everything's all right be- vccn usY" "Well, yes, everything except m not going to marry you." * * * JTEN was pulling himself out through Ihe door, and Shirley at back nfiaitist the cushions and aid in an indifferent tone, "Don't be an idiot, Debby. You're the ;irl he wants. I had to make lip f 1 •* ht again the would (o in and her coat and go home. ngry at all; she just didn't scei o care whether Ken kissed Shir ey Currier or not. The one llv he did feel toward him was re sentment — resentment that 1 wasn't even trying to be loyal to ler, when she had been making ifirself sick for two. weeks trying so hard to be loyal lo him. Now she was admitling it to herself. Shirley laughed. She wasn't looking the least bit embarrassed. "All in a spirit of fun, you know, Debby," she said. Debby smiled, cheerfully enough, and said, "Sure. I know It's Ken's birthday." She .wasn't mad at Shirley either. She knew all aboul Shirley had known all aboxit her for years now. Shirley was what she was, and Debby guessed it took all kinds lo make a world. Ken said, "Look, Debby, I'm awful sorry about this. It was a damned fool Ihing for me to do, and I'm ashamed of myself." Debby took her foot off the run- ny mind lo that a long lime ago." Ken came and slood very close n front of her and took her iqnds. "Ijislcn, honey. I said I was sorry, and I said I was ishamcd of myself. Everybody nakcs a slip once in a while. It doesn't seem like you to take this one so seriously." He shook her hands, as though he was trying to wnkc her up. "It doesn't mean a thing, honest." Dcbby's head was moving from side to side, refvising to look into his face. "How about it, honey?" he said, pleading. "Say it's O.K., won't you?" Debby slopped moving her head and looked up at his face. It was just a blur there in the dark. She was feeling very calm now, even faintly amused. "It's O.K.," she said. "Alia girl. And everything's all right between us?" "Well, yes—except I'm not going to marry you." "Oh, God. Listen, Debby, I'll never kiss anolher girl as long—" "it's not because you kissed Fell Whitney of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen would like to become "tho John I>. Lewis of ihtf-: railronds.v From 1032 to 1934 Whitney served as chairman of the Railway Lubor Executives' Association, ant', as such, was rciilly the top leailar in his field." Whitney's break with tike association and the olhcr brotherhoods came in 1937, after pas-j sage of the revised I?Silway'L.';ibV Act. Whitney was not a member of the committee of labor executives who had worked with u comnniU'e from rallroiul management to frame this new act. Nevertheless, at a meeting of the labor executives nt- tcr the net was passed, Whitney ' paid glowing tribute to the men who had done the drafting, it was generally expected that the act would ensure peace in railroad labor relations, and the dawn of a npw da.y ; wns widely .heralded. , |Shortly > thereliftcr, hov.e\u cop ics of n letter denouncing the ne'-y ab^.were-widely circulated among raifro'dd 'men. '•The le'Ctci* \\is i'e ported to have been written by Whitney. It charged the committee which had represented the brotherhoods in drafting the law with having sold railway labor down the river. WHITNEY I'AII.Iin TO ATTEND "Al'OI.OGV" MDKTING George M. Hnrrison, Grand President of th^ Urotherhood of Railway Clerks, demanded an apology. A meeting was called at which Whitney was to explain ilie letter. He (lid not attend. From (hat date on, Whitney has taken, no part in the \\ork of the Rail\vay Labor Executives' Association, though Whitney and other officials of his Brotherhood of Knil- way Trainmen have associate;! with other railway ' labor org;ini^allons in negotiations Over wages and '.'.The conflict culminated in the ;;trike of ; last week. This time it was the o'her three brotherhoods that agreed (o accept arbitration for peaceful settlement, while Whitney and Johnston jumped the track. It was an exact reversal of the 1D!3 situation. But this time the oiii- cials of the 18 other brotherhoods feel that Whitney'and Johnston have don e irrepr.rable harm to railway labor, and to the entire labor movement as well. And they aren't going to forgive..,or forget easily. . '-. SIDE GLANCES by GalbrolA WH'j (?.' •^ <s •^^fi^fo— ^ ^ ccrn. I3>3 ny uu r,-nv::,r. INC. T. M. REG. u. s. PAT. OFF. HORIZONTAL . 1,7 Pictured President of Brazil 12Oilec! 13 Consecrate 15 Grate 16 Standard 18 Cornbread 10 S-shapcd worm 20 Thongs 22 Cask 23 Eye (Scot.) 24 Any 25 Exclamation 27 Ne.ii- 23 Vestige 30 Rcl.-iles 32 -Article • • 33 Three (prefix) 'L'<Thin 36 Gallops • 39 Pronoun 40 Ccmipnss point 41 Half an em : 42 Behold! . 43 Aged 45 Covers 50Ccnllict 51 Work 53 Elliptical 54 Desire 55 Relative 57 Isolated spots 50 Acts • 60 Rents ,} K VERTICAL. 1 Ex' 2 Cape -''..- 3 Knock 4 Exists 5 Coin 6 Smell 7 Moist 8 Not (prefix) 9 Peak 10 Tumult 21 Arranges 11 Yearly 2-1 Hurts 12 Ex-Mayor La 26 Wading bird Guardia went 20 Consumed to —±— him at 31 Mouth part his inaugural 34Faiiit 14 Canvas 35 Aided shelters 37 Antelopes' 1 56 Man's nick- i 17 Sun god 38 Classifies ^ A name ', 20 Scoffed . 44 Impose upon 53 Note of scale 1. •1C Ranks 47 Average (ab.)' •SB Bucket ; 49 Otherivi"! ;, 00 Diminish i ,-j. 52 Her <j '\ 54 Existed ' m m Out OurWdV Bv J. R. Willibms G OBBLING through the gravel *t Uvt driveway on her high car and Shirley." ''Weil, then what—" He slopped short, catching his hrcalh as though he had a suspicion of what she was going lo say. Deb'oy lefl her hands limply in )is. Tho u-enriness she felt now was a pleasant, peaceful one, a deling that tonight she would sleep as she hadn't slept before in months. She .-aid undramatic- olly, "It's because I didn't care whether you kissed Shirley or ning board and stepped back. Now she was out of the circle of light but she could still watch theii faces, ."That's all right. Ken." ,<*<• sairl ev.cnly. Ken said, "Yeah," in a flat, lifeless voice, as though that was just what he had been expecting hoc lo say. working conditions, To all oulward appearances thcro i:; no division in the ranks of the railway workers. Until 19« the Railway Labor Act did what it was supixui-'d („ ( \ n and was considered a modci piece of labor legislation. Then came the railway brotherhoods' demand tor a 53-a-day wartime waue increase. The dispute dragRcd on all through the ycai. In May, the 15 non-operating unions were offered an ci|jhl-cciu-an- hoiir increase. Economic SUb;!i;cr Fred Viikson vetoed it. In Si-ptnn- Vjrr. ihc five operating brothnrho-jcis were offered a four-ccnl-an-hour raise, which they rejected. In Ortn- l:cr, they ordered a strike vc.te. On Dec. 15. they called a strike tn> Dec. 30. Three days before tho deadline lii e Army was ordered li> seize the roads, and the strike VV.AS averted. ' ' ' WHITXKV ACCEPTED KOp.SKVKI/T AS AKUITKATOI! President Roosevelt then otfcnxl his services as arbitrator. \Vhiin:-y accepted this offer for hk Tr.\in- men. and Alvan'.ey Johnston \u>!H along with him for the liro'.hrr- hncd ol Locomotive EnRimTrs. U W'as common knowledge ;ii ;r.o time, however, that before \Vlrl! nry and Johnston accepted this niter they hart assurances of what linn- were ROlnB to gel—an eicM-mit- nn-hour wage increase, plits c.vrr- llmo. vacation pay, ana rxnrnvrs »«ay from home. Hy accepting Roosevelt's '.fter of mediation. WhltNCy and JnhnM<,>n became the fair-haired boys LUMind the White House, but they ' In ihp doghouse so far a.s tivii n.'-sociMo.i were concerned. Throe other three opcratn,: ] ;i -.v Ihrrhootls—firemen, coiuliuicvs. mm switchmen—held out for l,vo v.-iikii •:''Ves, I'm ilicling-again, bnl not 1'or my wei^lil Ihis lime •—it's tot- llic Europeans, nnd whiit difference would one more cream miff make to Ihciu?" TWSS CURIOUS WO&U» .. ' BABV FELL DOWM \ TH' CLOTHES CHUTE AM' \ ^JlJ'Rg STUCK—WELL, I WI-\V DIDM'T YOU GO / DOWW TH' CELLAR \ , STAIRS? THAT'S \ > J.-*^-, MO. WAY TO ) ,«M Bus.' HE DOESN'T E ME AS MUCH TIME TO THINK. ATi •you Gi-: r.' TIOER COVVRV SHELC, . WHEN YOUN&, HAS^7T<?//=^-S' 8UTAS IT&ROVVS UP, THE STRIPES \ CHAUSE TO . T M REC. ','. «. PAT 'WHEN YOU WOEKOVER A CAR, YOU SOA\ETIA(ES WORK UNDER IT," S^f RAYMOND ECKERF, ,6-3 <.-3 >ur Bcxarding House with Maj. Hoopla EGAO.TWiGGS.' EMBftRRftSS- MEI^iT l& CONeuWING/ 1 - L1K6 A FOREST FIRE/ THW 1, A FAMOUS tJUPED IriTO 8ECOM.1MG ------ FOR A - 8ftNE> Of- FE\TER.S/-»~ IP tVAEV GET VJINSD OF tV\\S AT ^JjSK' HOOPLeMfxMop,— y%i& TOfi'T STEP OFF WE PLftKil VET, MA5OR/—- WE MOB MP^Sri'T ESCAPED ~~\Me STILL CftN B& SttTIKSG AS PRETTY AS <5,VMEETHEAC.TS|' A CANOE IF YOU'LL f KEEP YOUR. TE^T- u \ MOUTH .BOTTOMED iS/^ r-' <*>i & ys^t "V^i

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