The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 14, 1946 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 14, 1946
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BLYTHEVILLE (ASK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE Id, 1f>4fi OODB1BR NBWB U VZRHOETT, Xdttor R. ATPNS, AfttroooB beept Bund*; *t tb* AikMW*, under *ct ol Con- 0,101T. Uw 0CB8CRIFTION FjmtB In UM $li} of BlytirftlU* or »nj town »h«j« cairUt «errtc< ii main- U per ' ' r«ki , $.00 for «i» Of "T" ouurtde M mUr *o»e. 110.00 . per World's Greatest Nation The daily reading of newspapers is becoming a depressing experience. Day after day, in story after story, we are »mude conscious of the selfishness, bitterness and bad temper which sometimes seem to be the prcvnding emotion of national and world leaders. The name-calling and accusations by American, British and Russian top office-holders are unabating. Mere at home, class,.warfare continues. Thus Jai'=il js. Woodless but .it is class warfare nevertHeless. A prominent labor leader calls a congressman who opposes him a "bum" and announces that "the more" labor laws they pass, the more labor troubles they're going to have." ^Another prominent labor leader, after negotiating one wage rise with the, auto industry and serving notice that he will seek a second one, calls OPA's allowance of a corresponding rise 'in the price of cars "the biggest scandal in America." :An indusu-ialist, threatened with government action for refusing to bargain in good faith .with a union, asserts that if-the government can seixe property under such conditions it ought to seize unions, to. '"•" 'K southern governor, in the face of^ a Supreme Court ruling against Jim Crow seating on interstate buses promises his state legislature that "segregation will continue down here." Those are just samples from one ,»»o 'A<i^=^:^ut : they- are typical. And only under threat of military defeat. It is frightening to reflect that tne erosion of internal dissension can divide and weaken us almost as effectively as enemy conquest. Russia and Britain, which felt the enemy's blows, today present n united front in the most important mailers as they work toward a resumption of normal life. Their goals nml the reasons for unity differ, but the purpose is there. Meanwhile, we are failing ourselves and (he cause of world pence. And we shall continue to fail uhtil all of IIH enlist in an active campaign against selfishness and disunity in our own government, in our economy, in our community, and, most of nil, within ourselves. Please, Boys/ a Little More Harmony This Time Mr. Higgins Speaks His Piece they re-emphasize the dangerous national implications in our lack of unity. We Americans are accustomed to thin.k of ourselves as citizens of the world's greatest nation. And we arc. But greatness, like liberty, is purchased;.- by .eternal vigilance. It took conscious, concerted effort tb achieve that greatness, and it will take the same effort to preserve it. If we continue to drift on our present course ,of group selfishness and class bitterness, we might wake one morning to find that our world preeminence has passed 'elsewhere. It is shameful to think that we can live together ii: peace and helpful co-operation Andrew Jackson Higgins, the New Orleans shipbuilder, stirred the troubled waters of Argentine-American relations a little more Ijy an interview which he granted in Buenos Aires, where he was a at Gen. Peron's inauguration as Argentina's president. Mr. Jliggins apologized to the Pei'oniKtiis for former Ambassador Spruillc Hradcn and for the American press. Despite the fact that Mr. Higgins had just flown in, while Braden and several American reporters' had viewed the Argentine scene at close range for some time, it appeared that the latter had been wrong in suggesting that General Peron might be a dictator. And not only wrong, but deliberately wrong. Mr. Higgins credited deteriorating relations between the two countries to "controlled reports" in the American press. He said that "the American public is not by any means satisfied with 'doctored' reports appearing in the American press." Those are serious charges to be made in such an off-hand manner. By whom 'have the reports been doctored, and in what way? Where is the proof behind these charges? Docs Mr. Higgins, who has sat safe at home, have better information than American cor- -respondents who have sometimes gathered news in spite of official threats and obstructions? Air. Higgins has chosen to speak for the American people in vaguely accusing the press of deliberate inaccuracies. It might be well now if Mr. Higgins would—to put it inelegantly —put n or shut up. HOLLYWOOD; BV ERSKINE JOHNSON NHA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, June 13. <NEA>- Wlth the re-employment ol veterans In the news, we'd like to print 0 letter today written by a friend of ours, Robert Harari, to the heads of the seven major Hollywood studios. Harai'i Is a film writer. His letter, which we wll) call "An Open Letter to an Unnamed Motion Pic- Hire Producer," | B Important, we think, because there seem to be .so many Robert Hararls all over the country. "Dear sir: "I have been informed that you are sorry you can't assign me to the screen play which you are to produce because 'after all, Mr. Ha- 1 ai i hasn't had - a single credit in the last three years/ "Yon arc in error, Sir. In the last llire e years S-Sgl. Harari earned two credits. They are entitled: Anzin Beachhead and Cassino. NO "OSCAK" FOK AN/1O "For these, I confess, I won no golden statuet •. but a mere Silver Star. And 1 confess, too, that they were no solo jobs; I had sev- 1 thousand collaborators. But the reviews were glowing, front- paged oil over the world. "And the returns—the returns were so rich that they contributed, imong other things to your 1 holding WASHINGTON COLUMN Science Shenanigons BY PETER EDSON NEA \Vashing:oii (.'orresponrteMt WASHINGTON, Jim c H. (NEA) —The political wire-pulling • to nee n science research blli passed by tl)is session of Ccngi-ess has taken new twist with the Introduction SO THEY SAY Appeasement onlp multiplies the hazards which it seeks to escape. History leaves no room for doubt upon that score. The wrong answers will breed wars for tomorrow.—Sir Arthur H. Vandciibcrg (R.) of Michigan. Duty Ofrrifht by L.CT ASMS Hancock Dinriknted by NEA SERVICE, INC. By LUCY AGNES HANCOCK THF, 5 TORY i Snllr Mnjnnrd, ]M*pvl»r wllk both pnllrntM nnri staff of Union Mi-mortal IluMpSlnl, im eoMMvreA • model nurxc. Shr A\mfomf»K**: <k* atteadnnn of Inter«« JftH H»Il«xV, reBtlndlni; him tJiKt frir»4«Mp betwvcA Imttrne" •tker" »«me w^ k the nl«* for O 1 ! VII E o'clock and the hospital seemed unusually quiet. Doc- toc Willoughby slipped into his laboratory where he was working on an experiment of his own. Margaret went down to the diet •kitchen to see if she couldn't hurry lunch. Sally stood for a moment looking into the inky blackness beyond the radius of light Jiurown Uy the windows of the Re- ceiTiuc BOOBU She bad been on alftsA 6atj here for nearly a week «Uh I^jBCarct Adams assisting. w«s deserted. Rain and fell-M wide slanting sheets, ''e windows with Vicious jab». What » . night! from nowhere there ap- • car close by the entrance Sally hadn't saen it IB and apparently it bore Two nwn "got out nnd a third, a slender youth probably .sixteen ycr.ra F opened the door. They I tasWt and dropped U.oir ("•a V wtde" bench that stood Blood and mud covered his one man 'blustered. "We found itvt 'longsidc th' road an' brung im here." "Your name, please?'" she asked coolly. "That ain|t necess'ry." the blusterer muttered. "It ain't nothin 1 t' do with us. We're gettin" ovit — now." "Call the police, Sally,'; the resident said quietly, without pausing in his examination of. Hie boy. "Better not move, either of you," he went on, "or we shall lave three patients instead of one here. You arc both covered." TF it hadn't been so serious Sally would have laughed. But she was at the telephone calling the police station. As she turned she Uv O "rds "'"WinstonT Farms/'There <\ii orderly had arrived with * stretcher and Sally was surprised o see Doctor Hallock enter immediately after. "Oh hello, Doctor!/' the resident greeted him. "This is right down your alley. Suppose you take charge of this case—I'll be along in n minute. 1 * Doctor Hallock laughed. "Willoughby the Sleuth!" he jeered. "Always solving mysteries." He followed the stretcher from the room and Sally and Margaret prepared to clean up. * * * had been unable t« get any information as to the lad's identity from either of the men who accompanied him; but when Sally lifted the coat that had been cut from his battered body, a small leatherbound book slipped from the ripped lining. Doctor Willoitgliby pounced upon it. "This may contain the answer," he said as he opened it. The name on the fly leat was printed in large letters: "DEAN BAXTER" and below in finer printing the of still another on this subject .by Representative Wilbur Mills of Arkansas. ThH is the sixth science bill to appear on the scene, not counting' the McMahcn atomic energy bill nor !!ie Mitchell Jir policy .bill nor nnotiur liftlf dozen assorted medical res-^uuh bills. But the 'slienanlB»ns behind this Mills \ bill are worthy of Olscn ami Johnson. In the beginning, curly in the war, the only lawmaker who gave a dnrii about what happened to science was senator Harley M. Kil- of West Virginia. He Introduced the original bill to create a Science Foundation, but nobody paid iiny attention. Then. Inat July, Dr. Vanncvar Bush, heart of the Office of Scientific Resi;;irelt and Development, issued a blue-covered report called "Science, the Endless Frontier." That stirred t.p n little more enthusiasm. By rare poltficUl coincidence, Senator Warren G. Magnuson of Washington anil congressman Mills Immediately introduced identical I bills to put into effect all '.he lee-I ommendation of the Bush report. Senators Byrd of Virginia and Fulbright of ' Arkansas anil Congressman May of Kentucky also introduced bills to give science a push. Then the atomic bomb was dropped, and everyone though science was wonderful. Ail these bills, though, made the Issue pretty confusing. In the end joint hearing-* had to be held In the Senate, nnd a compromise was worked out which was presumably acceptable to all parties—Kilgore, Magnuson, Pulbrlght, Byrd. and oliier.*. tents leveloped in government-financed research should remain the proper!, 1 of the government and be male available without charge to anyinc abl L . to use them. The reasons for these changes arc farly obvious. The exact, or receive none In the next three, tile favHt will be yours. "Does the sin of the wrltcr- veterarTlle In the fact that he has not as yet been contaminated by the apathy now prevailing in the industry? Does his crime consist of bringing with him enthusiasm. : "reshness of mind, passionate de- ire to return to creative work?... PENALTY FOR SERVICE? "I'm not bitter; just mystified. I lave been a writer Cor 17 years, only three a soldier. Yet I hnv c a suspicion that, in traditional Kfil- ywood' fashion, I have now been typed a soldier. "j speak not only for those who in pre-war days had been in demand as veteran writers and are now snubbed as writer-veterans; I speak for those who in predraft timei had been welcomed as tyro writers and are now barred us creditless ex-servicemen. "It seems—doesn't it, Sir?—that we are being penalized for having served our country." As we said, this letter was sent to the heads of the seven major film studios. Four of them ignored it completely. One declared as its contribution to veterans that "12 writer-veterans were hired here." Another made an eloquent claim of generosity, without substantiating its stp.t'ement'with figures. A third supplied facts and figures that sho',v genuine accomplishment in the your present position... "Parenthetically, those, Sir, are so;n e of the reasons that make me field, value these two credits a lot more But not n single studio answered than 'Daytime Wife.' Everything the plea for co-operation by en- Happens at Night.' 'Larceny Witli Music.' 'Ice Ciipades.' 'Music for Madame.' - 'Sun Valley Serenade,' and the rest of my previous credits. "That I received no credits of that type in the last three years was the fault of the dorslng an Ultra-industry plan for re-employment of qualified welter- veterans. The United states has about 12,340 building and loan associr.- physica), scientists have no use for the social sciences. The big eastern universities in the smalle' states are largely supported'by endowments and are jealous of th uig western state tax-supported in solutions. These same private endowment universities and big business in general arc against public ownership of patents. Ally new discoveries they make, even if the research Is paid for by government money, they want to keep and profit by themselvs. THIS CURIOUS WORU* HORIZON TAi 1,9 Pictured presidential assistant 13 Orifice 14 Carried 15 Poll (Scot.) 10 Golden alloy 18 Hodcnt ID Begged 21 Peer 22 Obligation 23 Girl's name 25 Swiss canton 26 Was fond 27 Behind 28 Palm lily 29 Providing : 30 Gem weight : 33 Careens : 3'i- Hebrew• measures : 38 Trap 39 Withhcv:! •lOAstcrisa: • 4-1 Shine 45 Finis-l 46 Coronet:; : 48 I have (coiilr.) 40 Notions 51 Hoarcr n3 Italian river courers appointees 4 Doctor (ab.) 5 Ear (comb, form) 6 Entice 7Malaysian 22Foolery vessel . (Scot.) 8 Successor 24 Redacts 9 River-in Italy 25Pail handles 42 Seed coverin| 10 Apprehend 30 Morphine 43 Level 11 Incapable, g derivitive 12 Missive £f 31 Reparation 14 Exist • 32 Bestow 17 Deciliter (ab.) 34 Salty 36 Drains 40 Yes (Sp.) 41 Soapstone 46 Till sale' v'£rj (ab.) ! 47Station (ab.V 50 Rough lava : ' 20 About eating 35 Legal action 52 Half an em saw the eyes of the two men darting about the big room in search of a possible means ol escape or, perhaps, lor the gun covering them. In an unbelievably short time the siren of the police ambulance shrieked above the storm and the intruders squirmed and backed toward the door. Doctor Willoughby's head jerked up. "Stay right where you arc Come in, Sergeant. Now, you two. tell the officers your story ant! see if they swallow it more casib than I did. I'm taking the patien' to the operating room—call ai orderly, Mayriard," the doctor said and stood aside to lislei Tvhilc the police officers qucs tioned and took notes. At last the one called Sergeant pocketed hi notebook and turned to his com ell Uk« 'em to Keadquar ten, Doctor, and let the Chit have a go at them. Come on Tou two. I don't lilu the looks o •his. Your siory pounds fishy. : 'rnells, too. Oh, your car'll be a right where it is. Out you go." The two went \»ith surprising docility »nd SaUy bre*U>ed easier. as no town mentioned nor coun- y nor state. Well, the police lould have no difficulty in lo- iting Winston Farms. The book as filled with personal items •ritten in a fair hand—items omewhat in the form of a diary, ilhcr the boy lived at the Farms r had been there recently. The oclor called tne police station nd reported his find, then with flashlight went out to the car larked in the drive and examined t. It was a shabby coupe with lent fenders and a missing head- ight. Inside the worn cushions were bloodstained and dirty. The key was in the ignition and the doctor removed it nnd proceeded io lock the machine, lie returned to the two girls who were waiting tagerly for what he had to tell. "Not much to see out there rbjht now," he told them, shaking back his w*t hair. "I took the llcuuw number find »m sure I ihould know that e»r anywhere. IV isn't a local number—no one around this county. I'm going upstairs for a while. If anything up and you need me. give me a ring." (To Be Contlnoed) H STHIKES COST JOINT BILL EARLY SENATE ACTION In April 5000 scientists gave their support to the new joint bill, a: everything appeared set. The hill was put on the calendar and scheduled for consideration in mid- May. But about that time strikes labor troubles began to worry ; *.h,i Senate to the exclusion of all else, and poor old science got shoved to one side. Two things then happened quick. Maybe they were related, nuvyoe not. First, the* National Association of Manufacturers let out a blast against the patent sections of ihe joint Ktlgorc-Magnuson bill. Kec- onU. by an end run over to the House of Representatives, the forces allied with Dr. Bush passed '.he •ball to Congressman Mills and |ici- snadcd him to introduce a brand- new Science Foundation bill—r.ot the Senate compromise bill—something much closer to the original Magnuson bill which Dr. Bush hail Inspired. John H. Teeter, who Is Bush's front man lobbying for the new bill, snys this strategy of shitting the play to th c House before the Senate could act was suggested by Senator Magnuson himself. In o'.li- fi words, Magnuson was willing to sabotage the compromise he had worked out with Senator Kllgorc In order to get something move like his original proposal passed by I be House. Mll.I.S 111L1, OFFKKS THIIKK KEY CHANGES Anyway, the new Mills bill »on!U make three important changes tn the bill agreed upon by the senators. It would cut out the Kilgore proposal for research in the social sciences. It would cut out a provision that 25 per cent of the government funds appropriated for search must be apportioned B1 non? the states and spent in land-gram .and lax-supported colk*". It would cut out the proposal that all pa- WAS THE FIRST CREATURE TO BE . USED A3 A 0&A FT A MMAL AND THEN CAME THE OONKe 'HORSES WERE NCC O USED UNTIL I.OOO YEARS ATER, AND THE AMEL LATER STILL 1 Knocked X Delphic r.raclc ByJ. R. Williams 5A.Y, THEM OLD GEA51S H-V5, BEEM AROUND HERE A LOM<3 TIME.' OL' AL HUBBAK.D WAS OM TH' GEAKL CLITTERS THEM-WAS ABOUT J1I4 .' THE OL' BOY LOOKS LIKE HE THINK* Tl-V BULL IS A LOW SORT OP PERSOM, MOT NOTrCIW HIS BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS MAYBE THAT'S WHY HE'S A WATCHMASJ-- TOO MUCH FLIT'TIM' AMOMS FLO WEES 'STID O' SWEATIN' AMOMO WHEN Y4U TOKE A SEAT IN A BUS," YOUL AAR.fyESUEYE. POSAROY, AltE A STAPLE PEASANT PEOPLES EUROPE, ASIA, AND NORTH AFRICA. NEXT: Insects m Iiariuss^. 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