The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 20, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 20, 1944
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PXGE'POUB BLYTHEVILLEj (ARK.); .COURIER IBB ILYTHEVILLE COUBfflB HfWB ' * '• nn oocRU8 tmn oo, H. W. ttAHW, PublUhw ' - << SAMUEL J». NORHIB, Editor ••£UOB : A° OATENB, Advertliiut '; Bolt KkUtxuJ AdttrUsln* WalUe* Winner Oo, N«w Tori. voit, Kierj Aftermooo Kxwpt , Entered M iecond clui mittci it Bit pott- offlc* »t Blythevilie, ArUiuu, under ut of Oo»October », 1911. Serrfd b> the Unltefl BTJBeCRIPTION RATES «*, r,r-«.f in t*, ..>„ O f BlrtbeTlU*, Ml per veek, or Wo per month. ' HI<«*IWI f By. will, within t nullui ol 40 mltot, KOO per JtU, HOD lot ill month*, $1.00 for three moBtbJ; MJ ui»u'< uuiuue tKi ;oiiltj cone 110.00 per year [•Table In advance. • ': Labor in Politics It'-seems to as that current discussion of the C, I, O.'s Political AcLion Committee ignores-' the real issue. That could be because the well-intentioned Hatch Act .'likewise missed the point. Probably there arc some who contend that labor unions should not be .permitted. to ..participate in politics at 1 all. 1C so, they, are relatively few nnrt do not represent the general viewpoint. •Workers have as much right as anybody ,. else . to try to elect their friends, defeat their enemies, affect (he course . of legislative action. In practice, their unions provide natural vehicles for such pdjiticai action. And such rights cnn not be (.'exercised without expenditure of nipn'ey. ,'i,',The real issue is not — or should not bftj^that. The real Issue is whether rnjjljons of labor union members who di.skkree with the political policy of their organization should be forced, willy rally, to help finance policies and candidates they would prefer to. defeat. '^'jRight now most unionism is pro- NjeAy Deal. But the ethics of the silua- Uon; would be exactly the same if unionism;, were predominantly anti-New Deal. Iin-fact, there are unions which will support Dewey for president, against the '. will of a substantial minority of their members, just as most unions will 'support Roosevelt against the' wishes ':o£ijiheir minorities. '•••::• A much more realistic and enforceable approach to the problems raised by unions in politics would be to amend tji'e". Hatch Act somewhat along these "i'Let it be provided that no union should be permitted to -support any candidate, in any way, whether or not the; expenditure of moneys was in- vojyecl, without a referendum open to every member of whatever classification. ;,,;;Let it be provided further that no union funds raised by initiation fees, work- permits, dues or assessments be utilized in such political action as a • referendum might approve. '•(•'But by voluntary contributions so safeguarded as to hold pressure to a : minimum, let those members who an- f i'l p ' • • pi-dyed of (he union's proposed political,'action make up as large a fund ;\s tJi'^y see fit, to. be spent in any way nur, o'|j^nsive against corrupt practices ads applicable to all. T;[;,;In this way union majorities could utilize organizational,machinery to advance their political objectives, but minority members would not be forced to finance the election of men—or the 'legislation of principles—to which tticy .are opposed. '(Hundreds of thousands of war workers ore drying cars for the first time. They arc accorded top priority ii\ cars, lircs and eascllnc and .apparently proceed on the a/siimptton that they'have a divine right to replacement i[ a car is. demolished or a tire destroyed.—American Automobile Asscclallon survey. The Lesser Evil There cnn be little dispute as to cither Die constitutionality or the long- run expediency of federal regulation of insurance. The sale, issuance and administration of insurance is beyond any doubt both interstate and commerce—and therefore inlor.stnte commerce. Section 8 of Article 1 gives Congress power "to regulate commerce . . , among the several states." By no logic, it seems to us, can it bo argued that the framers of the Constitution had .some mental reservation about insurance when they drot'ted that extremely clearcut phraseology. Moreover, insnirancc lends itself to federal regulation more simply, more effectively than to regulation by each of the 48 .slates under widely varying laws and enforcement agencies—just as insurance lends itself to federal regulation more efficiently and more logically than do many other activities which in recent years have been judicially defined as interstate commerce. The unfortunate thing about the Supreme Court's ruling that insurance is a matter for federal regulation is that it was made by a minority of the court—four members out of nine. For 75 years it has been do facto law, by reason of an interpretation made in 1869, that insurance is not in commerce. A whole system has grown up on the basis of that interpretation. It should be corrected—but not by a minority decision of the Supreme Court. The Constitution does not appear to the layman to give Congress exclusive jurisdiction in this field. Because Congress has made no provision for regulating insurance, the only control ov: the life savings of millions, invested ii: life insurance, depends upon state laws. It would seem desirable, if I hi 1-JI19 error is going to be reversed and federal control substituted, that the test be based upon a federal statute. The whole handling of this problem has been casual and inefficient. V.vfj the most ardent believer in federal regulation must wish that the decision had been postponed until, first, Congress had acted to provide a regulatory law; and, second,; until at least five justices could be found to concur in tlus reversal. • »O THEY SAY Tlin lime Hint lies iiheacl ot us Is not going to lio nn easy time in which to live. But for nil Us struggle nnrt suffering, H is iiotcntlnlly n vnhmblc nnrl worthwhile nnd magnificent ngc.— Rev. Dr. Herbert Hllchcn of Boston. * * » Since 1800 the world population lins increased from 601,000,000 to 2,000,000,000, or threefold In ntjout 150 years. All the best, land In the most hnbllablc parU of the world Is nirendy imrtcr ciiltlvRllon. A vast nren Ims been ruined for further cultivation.—Dr. NVallci- C. Low<lcrnillk, nssistdiit chief of U. S. Soil Conservation Service. • » » With cmnloymcnt in the (nlrcrnft) industry ballooning toward the 3,000,000 mark for 1044, nnd wllli nothing for many of Ihesc new workers to do ouce tlie wnr stops, converlins industry hack lo a peacetime status heomcs » niujor public responsibility.—Ernest U. Breech, president Bcudix Aviation Corp. *• • • We must learn ngain as a ration that work Is n blc.wing, nnd seldom nil evil.—Dr. Leonard Cimnlchncl, president 'mfts College. » • • There wns very heavy fi B litin B on the American bcacli nil D-Day, .swaying bnck nnd forth and by the end of the day the Americans were not marc thun 100 yards inland and were hanging on by their eyelids. You cnn i.m.Eine Amcr- „ , nor , Icnns doing thnt.-Gen. sir Bernard L. Mont- I Yes sir TUESDAY, JUNE W, 191d SIDE GLANCES by Galbrafth "Ralionhiij never diil bollier me 1 much—my wife lias hccn starving licrsclf 1'or monllis Iryinjj lo lake oil' 20 pounds!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- - MALE PRAIRIE CHICK€N MATE BY ERECTING HIS FEATHER HEADDRESS, INFLATING ORAN6E COLORED BALLOONS ON HIS NECK AND DANCING TO THE TUNE OF HIS BOOWIMfo DRUMS. Looks Like He Expects to Be Plenty Coo! A paralysis which may last for several months can be caused by crossing the legs, according to an eminent doctor. Guy Gesm's SKATING RINK Now Open For Summer I5i« Tent Now Located Across From Nu-Way Laundry Afternoon nnd Nite Sessions WE FILL AI.I, PRESCRIPTIONS SAVE 7OD MONK! S T E W A R T' S i St»r e Lakt • Pbon* Hit e. HORN - BEARING TOMATO WORM. 5O TERRIFYING TO AVAKJY VICTORY GARDENERS, IS ABSOLUTELY HARA1LESS. 6-20 ANSWER: In Canada at Boothia' peninsula. NEXT: Midsummer in the f;ir north. • In Hollywood IIV KHSKINE JOHNSON NKi\ Sti\Tf Correspondent The Body wns silling her dressing room In nothing but a rube and slippers. She said it wns nothing bill a robe and slippers. She wasn't even wearing all of her hnlr-tlo. The banes were stuck on n pin cushion on her makeup (able. "False bangs," she sairt, "to cover up a cowlick." Having turned The Body into nn un-covcr girl on the screen as Ralph Uclinmy's flip model in "Cinest in the House," we wondered why producer Hunt Sli'Ombcrg had worried about hiding a litlle cowlick amidst nil that beautiful scenery. But even If she did go around "The House" In very little clothing, The Body was mighty proud of herself. She had a lot of aclin? to do. including n big drunk scene v.ith Bellamy. Incidentally. lor a Cirl who drank only cokes at cock(nil parties, she said this was quite goinery. I who lind Ijcei only i for a "Miss Checjccnko" allowed to display and other charms, )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams vou <SAV you'RE AM EXPERT ARCHAEOLOGY, HISTORY, DEAO LAMGUAGE5, SCIENCE, POR.T6, POLITICS AMD ZOOLO6V ' ' EITHER A MIC FAT ACORW FOR. "SOME: OR OUST TM& VJAWT FDR EDITOR '. QKAV, HER.E'6 ^ TEST OtiESTIOM Wh& Tt\E BOER SMM2. E6AO! THE 60ER. WAR. — OCTOBER, TO MAY, WOZ ,' -«- THE / STRUGGLE GWOED A \ AND FOUR AFTER i<i^& EDWARD SUCCEEDED HER BLAST THIS CORSET AcbE. i I'VE BUSTED [^ RYIM' TO HCOV OK) ME—t HAP A WHHE COLLAR Jos iNo CIVILIAN LIFE, BUT VOU LUMBERJACKS AM' PLOW COYS, WHY-- .-\ BOTTLE NECK I.IKE M'.NE. VICTOR.) A. 4-ROMPH.':' LUCKY HE GOT-me JOB* BORKi THIRTY YEARS TOO SCOM tional. act." U wn s nil )>retty nice, The Body thought. Producer Strombers said it was better than tliat. It was sensa- "A beautiful girl who car - Tlie Body is blond Marie McDonald, a gorgeous young lady who was getting nowhere fast In Hollywood until producer stromlicrg gave he this role in "Guest in the House/' GUM CHICWKH, I,IX; CUOSSKK She had been under contract ti Universal and • Paramount. Bn nothing happened. "I played gum chewing secretaries who crosse their legs ami said nothing," Man said. 'The rest of the lime I pose for cheesecake and got n reputa lion as The Body. All I did, i seems, wns lake oft my clothes They wouldn't let me sing.' Yes, Marie said she had sung with "lotmny Dorscy's band, wit Johnny Long and with Clinrli Barnctt. Before that she wns model and danced and sang i George While's "Scandals.* "I even sang duck with Franl Sinatra when \v c were both will Doi'soy," she said. "Us funny — now he's The Voice and I'm Tli Jjorty. But when I got to Holly wood they didn't, think much of in singliii,'. f was supposed lo be sing ing in one of llinse Universa( pic lures, bill thcv dubbed in my voice. Producer filromborj;, howcvc: thinks s o mu:h o( Marie's voic that lic'.s planning: li> star her in musical. All of which proves agai that film slnr.s arc not discovered— they're re-ilscovoivrt. Mnrlc halls from tinrsin. Ky. He mother was Ma tie McDonald, one a Ztc^feld i-'olUcs beauty herself When the family mover) to Me York, sh c went to P. S. 52. lioosc veil High nnd then became a mod cl. Off the scrcm she's Mrs. Fran Grr.iUi. wife of the Hollywood agci of (he s:ime name. They were mar rlcd two yours ago. First time yon sec ,\faric in I "Guest In the House" shcs posing I for a magazine cover for "artist' ] Bellamy. There's a sign on the stvi-1 dio door reading, "Man and Equipment r.i Work." Thai sign is a running gag through the picture. Mario, of course, is the equipment. As the model in the picture she's accused of everything ftom breaking up Pcllnmy an'-l Ruth War- ii:k's hrtppy mnrrlasc to murder. Sprlnp and Summer T U N i •- U P Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Gel All-round Better Performance! T I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer Parti ft Service IZ1 W. Aih Phtm* Z122 WALLPAPER K(!g. Now 15c 30c Light Now 20c 36c Washable Now 24c HEMILTONE (Soy Bean Paint) 2 40 qal HYKLASS Creosote White.... 2 50 qal' SOUTHLAND White 3 00 qal DUTCH BOY White . 3.50 ?al CERTAIN-TEED GREEN SLATE SHINGLES 167 Pound 4.50 square—210 Pound 5.50 square EC. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Friendly Building Service DRS. NIES & HIES OSTFOPA7H/C PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCfRJ OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:20-5:00 Clinic 614 Main Biytherille, Ark:— Pnonc 2S21 =B Our invisible half sole is the finest shoe repair obtainable. No shank strain or stitches — no break to leave in moisture, dirt, etc. Try It. >-M« CM.'ST.' GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL GO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 A Novel By KETTfFRINGS iu, inn. KCKI I'vini^-.uNirii.nioj. ID-H. XI:A servrcr, inc. . &he's Euilly or nothing except that The gat< s!:e n-ws very litllo clothim; and opened it. " " ' Al,nti( ]inlt (h^ rrn^vit c«l nlT nt ll<-ax-riil.v Hrml Jtlncflort *o I'lttkj- finl o(T thrrr, tno. Ctlil nicl I'lnky, ivTio liml hrcii killoil In :i ritxTiolc, nml I'inllj-, :i >rnr corri-spninlrnt, nt Ilic trnln nnd nlioivs tlirin nrtHlnd (lir lotvti (i tilt (Ji-forp tnli- In^ thctii liomr. Hr explain* thnt every r:icy mill erred Is rci>rrrfcnlcil nml inittil?! out tliu him*?* of Allnli null l»c I.:i\vil :;iii«inr olTicr.i. Ktnhy tvonilrr.t nlMtiit (lie Itotivr \rith Uie N^vnnill.'n on tlio tlunr lull (>oil trlls lirr it'« oceillilPlI !>)• sonic RJ--IIJ- nl>;ljt vroiilc \vhi> nrcn't ^vordi Miirrylnir nliont. Trnvetrrs stny nt llcnvcnlj- Ill-ail .rtiiK-llnn tindl th<-y ulnp luti^lntr to IIP >mi'k oil pnrtli. TIicii they K«i on to the 1MB Vnllcj. V11I r^OD apologi/.crt for the bouse, but to Pinky or Emily no apology wns necessary. You could see whore it had been remodeled often, down through the tycars, hut the added wings nnd extensions' only seemed to increase its altrnclivcncfs. And if, 'as IMnivy's father used to say, "The porch of n house ts the smile of a [house," then his house had a smile which stretched Ii'om car to ear. The porch was wide and ran three-quarters of the way around the house. A dozen old and worn rockers, sftmc with cushions and .some without, lined the railing. .There was a hammock in one corner, and next to it, on a table, a small while radio. Behind the porch, the windows were floor-deep and open from the bottom; like pcllicoaU in a breeze, lace curtains uullercd there. Ami there was a picket fence out front and a gale and a gravel walk leading up to the steps. On the steps a part-collie dog was lying and thumping his tail. The gate creaked as the old man right through Hie hall to Ihc screen door. "Father, where have you been!" "Oh, hello, Julie." "Don't you know what time it is? 1 finally had everybody sit down!" "This in Pinky and Emi]y." "Hello, Pinky and Emily," but shc scarcely glanced at them, not wishing to divert one tiny speck of her outrage against the errant one. "You know how everybody lets when they have to wait!" "Now, Julie, calm down, we're coining in now." "Everything so cold already!" Wilh that shc turned and left them. "It's just she's been with me so long," tho old man explained. "Thinks she can boss everybody. Doesn't hurl to be nice to her though," he confided. * » t AT the steps he paused to pal - il - Hie dog, thoughtfully. "I'll be out to talk to you in a minute, lep." Then he went in "Like to wash up, Einily?" "Yes, please." He directed her upstairs, the first door to tbc left. "Here, Pinky, there's another has Ihlmj. a smart comeback for every- Julie heard it from inside, and. I carrying the meat platter, marchcc one down here." While he wailed for them lo come back, the old man retraced his steps to the front porch. He stood there for a moment. The dog raised his head. "Shep, I don't just quite know how fo tell you this," lie began falteringly. The ctog sat up quickly. "No use beating around the bush about it, though, I guess." He sal down beside the animal, lookec him squarely in Iho eyes. "Tale Peiers is not coming up here Shep." The dog looked at him incredulously. "It's funny," the old man wen >n, "but I always thought Tale'd mil (hrough and we'd be seeing lim up this way." This, the old man knew, was exactly what the log was thinking. "But I guess, veil, it just didn't work out that vay." The dog got up, shook himself. "Look, Shep, we wish you'd slay. Vo like you here, you know, and —and I'm afraid you won't find it is nice down lliere," But he knew , t was no use. ' r The dog wagged his tail, slowly, forlornly, then moved down the valk, nosed the gate open, turned once, and looked back. By '-.he time he reached the corner ho was loping along quite fast, is legs stretching out, his muscles moving rhythmically, his lungs >rcatliing deeply, as he prepared "or the long downhill run to Tale's new home. * * * T'HE old man shook his head, thinking how some men were .uckier than gods and yet how itllc they appreciated it. He'd just ike to see somebody run half-way across (he world lo find him. There lad been a lew in the pasl, hut '.hesc latter years they came with lingering footsteps nnd sad, won- ieritig faces. Some were even worse, mad and resentful, and hart :o be pushed onto the train. Well, you couldn't blame them, young as Ihcy were, and thinking it was not ic yof. And it wasn't time yet, but that was not his fault. "Father?" "Oil, yes, son, coming right in." Emily was waiting, loo, at the foot of the stairs. There was n faint sweet smell of soap about her. "My, Emily, you look—" H-jT suddenly slopped, as in the distance tltere was that sound again. That low angry rumble. Pinky turned to the door, listening. "What was that?" It sounded louder now. "You ought lo recognise it, son." Gravely their eyes met. "Guns? But not that close!" "We hear them now nnd then," the old man admitted sadly. He led the way down tbc halt to the closed, sliding doors of the dining room. (To Be Continued)

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