The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1945 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 23, 1945
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KOUJt 1'HE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NES, Publisher SAMUEL F. MORRIS, Editor JAMES A. OATENS, Advertising Manager BLYTliEVILLE COUU1JSK NliWS Sole Natloimi Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltnicr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blyt.hDville, Arkansas, under act of Coa- •iress, October 9, 1917. Sewed by the United Press ,.'.,-.••• .'.'.'. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, Wo per week, or 85c per month. By mall, witliin a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for tlnee montlia; by mall outside 50 mile zone. $10.00 per year payable In advance. Plans for a Streamlined Congress . Any conscientious voter titicuM find Kcbcrf, Heller's pamphlet, ''Strengthening the Congress," interesting raiding. Mr, Heibr, u business .iiiiiiK'guneni consullanl, has approached (lie subject of a proposed streamlining of Congress with Inisinessiike efficiency. And his findings might pro.' vide the average citizen with some sur. prises. This average citizen's judgment of Congress is often a hazy concoction of cussworcls and misunderstanding. But the Heller survey, commissioned and'published by the National Planning • .•Association, is calculated to give the reader a new respect for the size of his senator's and representative's job, and cat o*, ^ome amazement that they per- .ji'iii it as well as they do under existing circumstances. Mr. HclliT suggests that many congressional shortcomings arise from the • ? fact that Congress "13 operating with .hand tools in a mechanized age." And he would scrap many oi' these hand '. tools as outmoded, inefficient and occasionally barman. Lie /recommends, among other Hi ings, abolition of too-mimtrou's, ovcrlappinj,', liiiiETi'cnsiitiiing committees, of.the seniority ruie lor appointing committee cDainn;.').. oi ihe I'iliuustei-,' and the practice; of tacking controversial and unrelated riders en important bills •that the President is almost forced to sign. And lie would match these ami other abolitions with some sensible rcc- Many oi them involve the expend!-' ture ol monay. Mr. Heller W ou)d give individual congressmen enough money to hire really lirst-dass assistants. Jlc would, allow committees funds for com- petc-nt specialists, advisors and researchers, thus freeing them from Uicir present necessity of depending on ex . ecutive department "experts" who not inlreqiiently have a departmental ax to grind. And Mr. ..Uer favors higher salaries for congressmen—§25,000 a year in place of the present ?10,000—and a generous pension. It is well that an outsider proposes this, for whenever a congressman makes the same proposal the public immediately attacks him as a leech upon the body politic. Of the 10-plus billions spent to n:n the government in fiscal 104-1 (excluding •military expenditures and debt rc- . tirement and interest) Congress's share was lets than one-seventh of 1 per cent. Surely the constitutional equal of the executive branch merits a larger expense account, especially when more money gives good promise of better government. And the cost of being a congressman is high. He must maintain Washington living quarters in keeping with the dignity of his office, and an oft ice and residence in his home town as well H*- has considerable travel and election expenses. Yet he makes less than many ball players, crooners and junior executives. So we think Mr. Heller has a point, Congress is important enough I hat it should attract the best men, and promise enough money and help to do their job well, even though the pay hike may be postponed till after the war. US DAY, JANUARY 23 li Choice of a Secretary The liberal New York daily PM says, "President Roosevelt has again advised labor leaders that they can !»tve a new .Secretary of Labor as soon as they can agree on someone acceptable to both the Al>'l, and the CIO." Wo rather hope that all parties concerned with labor, and not the two biggest :is;--ocmliotts of unions, will "have" a new secretary if and when one is appointed. CcKainly (ho choice should bo a iHTHon conversant with labor's problems, but it hardly seems that the choice should be entirely up to Messrs. Green and Murray. A cabinet officer is an assistant and advisor to the President, and partakes of some of (he delegated powers of the President, who is the chief executive of the government and all its people. U'e can imagine the stir in liberal circles if the President a Secretary of Commerce on tlie basis of his acceptability to the National Association of Manufacturers and the United States Chamber of Commerce. Murder on the Loose According to a news story, police departments of several cities have been asked "to pick up known professional killers" who might have been involved in the unsolved' murder of Slate Sen. Warren llioper of Albion, Mich. Profc.-.sion,"! L'iiciv;, it may be assumed, are men who murder for money. If they are known to the police as pra'c- li.'ioneis of fltis crime calling, it; .seems obvious thai they must have committed murders without having been ap- pich(.n<!c;i, or else have revved prison terms ami are noiv l;;i.,-k hi Ijti.sitiesK. If they had.been tried for murder and .suli!ie(|iieiitty acquitted, they might Le stupefied professional killers. Rut police are Leing»d to pick up "known" killers. If this request to the police was reported accurately to newspapers, it would be well to have an explanation of why .such men ;i!u ; >t large not in one, but several cities. Nice Wor!< Curl Vinson wants to hike Hie President's salary by ?2a,000 liecausc it i.-- now "loss thiin Ihe income of Frank Sinatra." Well, maybe Jlr. Roosevelt tlocsn't have tlie best Dnying job in the country. But as he heads into his fourth term, it cci i:>.iij]y looks like good, steady work. ! still wli-.ce when I Hu-ik . r tl, = i nst (im; , t sa'.v_Kitlfr. Such iic.=, su.n Iv.skth. such crafty "itMcfsncss.—Ccl.-Ciui. J.uics Voiv-ra, Dcfnr: MiiiLiStr. K.',-«n ho.-i'als -.vcrc j?m cvrrsCM without i.ursss—Hun nuons n deli it C ! R13 inirsc.s tlist «3 mu-.i mane i;p over litre tr add t.i the Io!>d cf iniis-r, ovrr there who arc badly overworked t'-SM nov,-, i^nny cf thorn working 1 8 hours a rtn.v.-Mnj.-Gcii. Nornnu T. Kirk. Army surgeon CCVLCMll. * * * ^ AV^ST ability lev,! c f veterans who have r.,lcK<\ the umvci.siiy icccnlly h close to thst of othr cntevui' sine:, nt, ru- r^,. j c- , '»•••.--ui. toward S. Jcncs, i-wi cf Min, u. of Buffalo. SIOI GLANCES PP. mi ay JJ'EA SERVICE. INC. I.M. REG. u. B.TAI. f-rr. "Well, if you musl have coupons. I ciin'l take Ihe shoes- 1ml 1 didn'l think you'd be so dreadfully l'orm;il with an old cuslomcr!" THIS CURIOUS. WORLD JOHN CLEVES FORMERLY AH Off ICES. OF THE U. S. ARMY, IN I81S DECLARED THE EARTH TO BE A HOLL.OVVei.08E., p WITH OPENIMSS (£s THROUGH THE THICK SHELL AT THE NORTH AND SOUTH POLE, INTO WHICH 5HIP5 COULD SAIL TO THE CDMTINENU S/VS'/OS THE SPHERE. Queer Antics by the So-CaI led Isolationist Party WELL, DO SOMETHING/ Announcements The Courier News has been au- horized to announce the folloK'ing •andidaclcs for the Municipal Elec- lon In April. Municipal Judge Town" and "Men of Boys Town." He sot the idea for tlic film utter reading that 000 Boys Town :ids arc in the service, that 28 have icc-i hilled. The picture will have a "Talcs of Manhattan" format— seven separate stones ot kids who went olT to war. Insects may have green blood, or yellow blood, but never red blood. Visit (Is In Our NEW BUILDING Located aI 121 E. MainSf. T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - I'arts & Service E. Mahi Plione 2m HLMER p j,. .- HAS C.AU&rtr IN EACH OF THE LAST 2l7GAA\ES PLAYED BY THE CINCINNATI RBD5. COPB. I5SS BY KtA SERVICE. INC. T. M. HEC, U. S. PAT. Of F. ANSWER: Harncy Peak, 7242-foot peal; in tlie Black Hills of South Dnkotn. NEXT: How many Iocs do birds have? Dr. W, A. Taylor Veterinarian I'lionc 453 Sec At 1'hilliiis Motor Co. In Hollywood BY KHSKINK JOHNSON N£A StalY Corresiiomlciit HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 23. — Jonu Consldine, the producer, Just couldn't get over il. After 20 years in Hollywood, he finally hns an answer to the <|iu'3- "Jolinny's a movie star," she wailed. "I want to DC a movie -star, too." HAi'i'V .u.Ti;i:\ATi: CoiisiiHnc thought fast. "Look, honey." he said. "I'll trll you what we'll do. You can't be lion, "How do people hrcak into a movie star but we'll make you pictures?" ! a talent scout." Up until a lew months ago. when} ''A talent scout." whimpered Erin, asked, he would start to stammer i "what's that?" around nnrt say. honestly, "I really | "You know," said Considine. -...., "They go around discovering people for the movies. They're much more important than actors or do not know. "It's the darndest true story you ever heard," Cousidine said. ' ....... ...., It's the story o[ how 12-year-old : actresses." Elizabeth Taylor, tvho wins stardom i Constdine forgot all about Ihe in the big M-o-M super-dupcr.! incident until a few months later "Niitional Velvet," got into thejwhen Krin came rushing home movies. ""^^ from (Inuring school one day. A couple of years ago Considine [ "I'm n tnlf.'tt scout—I'm a talent was producing "A Yank at Eton" scout—I've discovered a movie star," for M-C-M. A.s a gag. Director Nor- " " ] man Tiuiron hired 9-year-old John Considine. Jr., for a brief .scene in , ..... the picture. j "You made me a talent scout. ' When his sister, 11-ycar-nld Erin ' didn't you?" said Erin. "Well. I've Cousidine heard about It. she cor- ] discovered a girl at dancing school, ncrcd her father after dinner one Her name is Elizabeth Taylor and she yelled. "You've what?" asked Considine, 0 'U- _ House with Maj.Hoople Out Our night- S'OU'RE ft HERO OP 7ri& BOER wwi '. •"• OOM'T vou KN!CWJ THE BOER \A)P\R. is OVSR A.MD rue BOYS " GOME HOME - BODVGUi\R.D —• IT N LOOKED UKc t, Ai TEMPTED \ F'XLL MURDER— \f A>il.tEP Wm^ .' FLAMk'M'A SMI PER. HE.}' ? BUT HOvV BE SURE IT AIN'T ONSE Or >OUR OWW MEM VOO'RE LOOK. AT T,-|' w.\y THEM SHOES IS WORM OUT-GOT SS./NMT OF A. JAP. she wo.nts to lie a movi? star. I want you to m?et her." There was nolh- for Considine to do but meet youni; lady. He did and was Move to humor Erin than anything cl?«. he took Elizabeth Taylor to M-G-^! ono day and inlro- rinccrt lior t'i tlio big IXIKS. l r . 15. Mnyer. Mayi'r was also in-.prcf.sed. So were , other :-tudlo execullve?. Po imui-cssed. in fact, that they FARMERS IVe Ivjvt plen'.y of Iron Roofing and Uoii£h 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 LOTSi BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheviile, Ark. i> hone 2gn GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Tir* N. Hwy. 81 CEILING I'ttlCRS Phone 2291 Planters Hdw. Co., inc. • home of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT DE LAVAL MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS U. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEWICK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE Phone 515, Blylherille, Ark. WAY OUR PEOPLE -LIVED ~ CcplngM. t. F Damn & C FOUR YOUNG MEN IN THE GOLD HUSH II f PHAT snme evening the four ad-*- venturers, after n catfish dinner in a water-front restaurant, went to Jake Birclsall's room to talk over their plans. Tom riimkell \vcl a finger on his (onguo and turned a page of the guidebook that lay on the table before him. "it says here," he said, ."that the wagons ought to be light .instead of heavy, because you'll run into deep sand, mud and mire, and a heavy wagon would sink to the hubs." "Ych, but it's got to carry a heavy load, and how you yoin' to manage that with a light wagon?" This came from Jake Birdsall. "Well, now, lei's see what we'll have to put on the wagon," said Mat Gordon. "We'll have to carry a lent big enough for four to sleep in, and four mattresses—" "Git out!" Jake .sneered. "Four mattresses. ITyou want to take all the household furniture? We'll sleep on (lie ground. Take along But for r.'<; months at Universal V .li7abclii did nothing and the contract had just expired when M-G-M started casing "National Velvet." ' They r.roilcd n 12-yenr-olcl pirj to Somobiiriy th'.iup.lit of Elizabeth. "How abinil-th.-u sirl John Con- sidtne bror.'jht in one day?" Elizabeth got the role-nnd a seven-year contract. "Can yov. imagine il?" John Con- sio'ine said. "My 11-year-old daughter discovers a movie star. It's the damndest thiiiK t ever heard of." After producing some of Hollywood's best movies, Constdine is now scttinK <H> liis own film company. Id's first picture iiill be "Seven toilers From Hoys Town." While at AI-O-M Iw prtidiicrd Iwlli "Coys such as shirts and drawers' and one more suit—maybe two suits— and extra boots." "Onglila lo be sei'eral pairs of boots," Jake remarked. "The way they wear out in a rough country." "What docs il say in that guidebook?" Andy Gordon asked. "Head some more, Tommy, about what we'll need on the way." * o c pMRST in Ihe Hsl of supplies to go in Ihe wagon, according to the book, was a kit of carpenter's tools—a saw, an augur, an axe, a lir.lchcl, a gimlet, a cliiscl, a hammer, ami a lot of nails of all sizes "Naturally we t.ilte all of then things without being told," \va: BirdsalPs comment. " else? 1 Tommy read aloud a long list buffaloes, and I guess there'll be 'liich included coils o[ rope, some birds that we can kill," said Andy n u4 „!,„!„„ ,..„.. , Gordon. "We're all purty handy ight chains (you never know vlicn you may need them, the look said), half a dozen balls of wine, some tin buckets, tin plates or use at meals, a coffee pot, tin cups. Needles, thread, .buttons and cissors for repairing clothes. Also i strong box or two, with locks on hem. Some warm woolen clothes ind a heavy overcoat, for it gets .'ery cold out there. A large quan- .ity ot soap, some towels, several vicker baskets, writing paper and lens and ink, a few blank books, racket-knives, a lot of matches in >oxcs. Tommy stopped reading at his point and kept his place with a finger on the page. "The book ays the matches arc very impor- ant," he explained, "and be sure lot to forget 'em, for you won't find a match on the way. It says o take plenty of candles and a antcrn for each person." In the matter of arms the author advised every man to carry a good rille, a pair of pistols, five pounds of powder and 10 pounds of lead. Also a bowie knife. "What about grtib?" This from Andy Gordon. "We eat on the <v«y, you know. Maybe we're expected to browse on grass." Tommy read the list of groceries: 150 pounds of flour; bacon, 150 pounds; coffee, 25 pounds; sugar, .10 pounds. "That's just for one man. For Ihe four of us it would be .'our times that much." "It's an awful lot of grub," Andy said. "Don't you think so, Jake?" "Wail a minute," Tommy interrupted. "Th re's more to come. He's got d'wn keg of lard, 50 pounds of cracker,., some cheese salt and .icppcr." "Tliat all?" Dirdsal! asked. They discussed food supplies for half an hour .tnd decided to cut d wr. avery item to about two-third,, o l!ie amount proposed. "Tt help out on the meat we may l>fe able to sltoot some map of the Unilcd States the Mississippi. "This vith guns." s * * JMiE group sat in silence for a little while. "I guess thai about :ovors it," Jake Birdsall said. 'We'll starl to buy the things to- narrow. Also we must find n covered wagon and six oxen. We'll akc them all by steamboat from lere to St. Joseph." Mat Gordon took from his locket o west of ____ map," he explained, "was sent to no by Bob Pcrrin. You-all know 3ob; he went out there last year >y land, the way v/c're going, and 10 sent this map back by mail— around *by Panama, it took three months to gel here—and it shows Ihe route his party took. He says t's Ihe best route of all." The route, as mapped out, ran 'rom St. Joseph to Fort Laramic, .n Wyoming. From there on to 1'ocalello, in Idaho. The trail did not touch Colorado or Utah, but ran through Kansas, a corner of. Nebraska, across Wyoming into Idaho. There it turned sharply across Nevada in a southwest direction, entering California just below Lake Tahoe. "I wonder just how far it is by this trail," Jnkc Birdsall inquired. "It's figured out here," Mat replied. "Pcrrin says it's a litUc more than 2000 'miles from St. .Toteph to Sacramento. I've checked that up by measurements made on the map, and he's right." "Well, we can't count on inore'n IS miles a day with these ox teams, taking everything by anil large, such as deserts, mud, mountains and so on," Jake said, as if talking to himself, "and that means only 90 mil-s a week if wo ,^. lay oil on Sunday a a rest day. ijss Now, let's see—gimme a pencil '"' and a piece 3f paper.' He figured slowly, straightened up and said, "It means 22 weeks, fellows." (To He Continued)

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