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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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PAGKJUGHT JLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUB1ER NEWS BLYTHEVILLS COUBOtg NEW! Ijn OOCMBI NBWB OQ "' T' TT* Trill. nniMiir JAMES L. VERHOEFT, Editor THOMAS R. ATKINS. Advertising ~mot» MaUooal AdMTtMn* R»t» MtV Wttmtr Oo, Nev- York. Chle^o. D»- tntt. Atlanta, PublWwd Every, Afternoon a* Mcond dan matter at the portal Blythev-lll*. Arkansaa,- under act of Coo- Octobf r », 1817. Bcrr«d try the UnHccTprM BOBSCRIPTION RATH! Bf etrrttr la the city of Bljrttwnu* or anjr whurban ttwm when carrier atrricc 1* maln- «iln«t, 20e pw .week, or 84« per month. By mail within a radius ot 40 nulM, MM p«r 7**). >2.0« for «U month*, (1.00 for tfu»e raoBtbj; OT mail outside, 50 mile lone. |10.«0 per year la adrasee. Freedom to Know ' Groups of intelligent people lisvvc riot been brought to realize what freedom of the pi-ess really means, according to Frank E. Tripp, general irmniip- er of (he Gannett newspapers. Too niitny persons today seem to think the constitutional guarantee, now more thjin 150 years old in (he United States, of freedom of the press is to give the publishers of newspapers and other periodicals some advantage not given to other American cili/ens. Nothing could be farther from the real and- rightful meaning ^of (he guarantee; Mr. Tripp went so far recently ar. to suggest in an address before a group attending a dinner for sponsors and officials of the William Allen While Foundation in New York City that there is a large group in America which would, through lack of information, vole against longer- maintaining .freedom of the press as quickly as they would vote against men like Hitler. The Bill of Rights restrained the central government in this country from abridging the people's rights to free speech and a free press. In that, day they were the only means known for mass communication of thought, of facts, and' of opinion. Today we also have the telephone, telegraph, phonograph, the sky-writers, the stage, the screen, the radio and television. All are disseminating information and each is linked with the right of the-pcople to a free press in exactly the same relation as the press of the nation is related to the free speech guarantee. Freedom of the press means, not some special privilege for the publishers of the nation, but the right, of people thhroughout Iho nation to know the truth, and the consliliiliomil guarantee could with greater wisdom have been called the "Freedom to Know" provision of the Rill of Rights lor Americans. Should thai freedom bo abridged it will be the people of the nation who will suffer. They need ever lo he alert to its importance to them. Publishers by reason of the guarantee have an obligation placed squarely on their shoulders, an obligation which is a challenge that they should leave no stone unturned when the turning will help the readers of their publications to know the truth concerning their government, or the ads of man in any official capacity when their behavior influences the future of the people. Freedom to know is most important; and knowing the truth is necessary to the future of any democracy, or to the well-being of people anywhere. Hoosier Psychiatry ' ' Ma.j.-Gnn. Lewis B. Mershey, who runs Sflc'c-tivc Service, thinks the present generation suffers from its parents' desiru to see llieir kids have an easier childrood than Pa and .Ma did. lie also thinks the juvonil job of keeping (he woodbox filled might have ' helped many of the 2,000,000 men rejected for mental instability lo make a proper adjustment to life. General Hor.sliey is a Iloosicr, and maybe that's I [nosier psychiatry, lint maybe it would work. Daily chores, prescribed in moderation, are fine for disabusing the young mind of any notion that life is a louniiimcni of roses however much; the young mind may re- senl Ihem. They're fine for the young body, too. And their gradual development of the sense of responsibility necessary lo any normal adult is probably as beneficial as the sense of sportsmanship developed in games. And yet no one should know better than General llershey how bard it is to talk some people out of Hie idea of pampering ami sheltering the' young. Hasn't he testified before Congressional committees on extension of the draft law? SO THEY SAY It Is the person who enters into Ihc dreams and dilemmas or (he world who Is Imly greai. It is so easy for Intellectuals lo become spectators rather than participants.—Hov. nr. Joseph u. Sizwo, New York pastor. * * * Not unlll the fall of i!M7 is there any hope that world food supplies will come into Ualaiice with the urgent needs.— Undorsfcrolnry of ijlale IJoim Aclic'fjn. * * • Mankind Itself would not have ;:n even chance of survival In nil atomic war.—Sen. Hurley M. Kllgorc (!}) of West Virginia. * • * Llfiiior-drlnkini; befuddles (lie brain, makes brittle Iho pallence. and so benumbs the sense of self-judj-ment (hat the drinker thinks he is being clever when he Is making a fool of himself.—Ur. Daniel i,. Marsh, president Boston u. * * t Let me warn nlly nation or power thai now plans lo ,subjiij;ate Ihc rest of the woric! ecn- uomlcnlly or politically or militarily to | 00 k for Hitler's l; loiy in the depths of his bombproof shelter.—Sen. Tom Conually tixi of Texas. General Duty By LUCY AGNES HANCOCK t by Lucy Agnes Hancock Distributed by NEA SERVICE, INC. TUB STOnv, Alnnc lojcrthrr •n Ike, nl Tm ,t. ,,, m n n || m . t »nddrnl]r klxcx Snllr. Snllj; runs .-\»T!15- from kin.. rnihrn pn.< ><'rninillnld<-n,wllkoul Bcclni; her. A fc»r HrcondA Inter, Jfm nlmoMl knockK Xitrrin over. A'drntn U-IH " XVIII 'J'HB wedding 'between Mnrcia Beach and. Lieutenant Allison took place on the morning of his departure: The hospital room was filled with flowers and the bride was lovely even if she lacked both an elaborate wedding gown and an heirloom veil. She did, however, have a bridal bouquet which with the help of her husband she: succeeded in tossing straight at Sally Maynard who could do nothing.else but catch it. Only the bride's mother and Major Allison, the groom's brother, were present besides Sally, the Rector ot Saint Mark's and the house physician—the- latter just in case. But there was no need of his services and at the close of (Me ceremony everyone considerately, slipped out oE the room for a.Iew minutes so the-two could be alone. Mrs. Beach Irankly wept and Sally tried to comfort her. Major Allison palled both Mrs Beach'and Sally indiscriminately. His car was outside. He was going to drivejhis brother to the airport when he was. to, board the big transport plane lor the Wesi • Coast. iTlie hospital was alive with curiosity. Both palie n Is — those cwivnkscent or lor the moment '^ ec . f rom Pain—and the slafl were «*cifcA. Mrs; Beach hnd. provided »:huge wedding cake, small pieces ot Which, together with the-flow- v e*«, were distributed through the •wards. However, it was ovei (W-f-KljT, Major Alliron.hurricdihis r »wny nnd Sally ,-ind Mrs »«»n»rt to the patient ,'hom they found—not in tears as bey expected — but starry-eyed I'ilh happiness. She held out her eft hand to Sally. * »• » 1J ' • 'TSN'T it darling, Sally?" she said. "I won't have to lake t oft, will I?" Sally shook her head. "Not now, vhen you are so nearly well. Why, suppose you will be going home n another week or (en days— naybc sooner if your improvc- ncnt continues. It was a beautiful wedding, Mrs. Allison." Marcia laughed softly. "'Mrs. Allison.' Sounds lovely, doesn't it?" During (he following days, Sally was compelled lo listen to the bride's endless rhapsodies. Rood wishes poured in from relatives and friends of both parties. She answered telegrams, reported telephone communications and was soon mailing letters lo Iho West Coasl. Most ot these latter were discussed in detail and quite frankly with her before mailing, on the theory that she needed training in such things. "Why don't you save your strength for the job ot gcttinj; well,. Marcia?" the nurse asked one day when the patient was feeling a bit depressed. Marcia smiled sweetly. "I know," she conceded, "but it's mv nature to be excited. I'm always that way—when I'm well. Life "is ex-citing. And, darling; yoxi need my example. What will become of you alter I leave? I'm worried" Sally laughed. "I'm still a hospital nurse, you know, and expect to remain just that to the end of the chapter." = Maria Allison shook her head i n exasperation. "I only hope I'll be around when you fall, for I have a hunch the fall will be cataclysmic Your kind always go all out for love when it strikes." When Marcia left the hospital a few days later, she extracted a promise from her nurse to spend n portion of her v.ioalion with hoi- at the Beach summer home in Ihc mountains. "Perhaps I'l\ invite that nice Doctor llallock to come up while you nre there, Sally. The man needs n bit of encouragement and yen need a good bis dose of love administered vigorously and often. There are times, Sally Maynard," she said in exasperation, "when I wonder if you arc rr,M( c human." * » « gALLY said fiood-by to Mrs. Allison with a feeling of regret lot unmixed with relief. Marcin nod on more than one occasion ruined her complacency — made her (lissatisficd with the future she bad so smugly planned. She almost wished she had a past—a phantom lover somewhere in her girlhood to whom she could claim allegiance—carry a torch for, swear eternal loyally | o , especially if he had died a hero or under d v a m a t i c circumstances. She sighed deeply. Her past hail been singularly free from entanglements. Her life with Aunt Clem had been quiet, circumscribed but '>y no means unhappy. If she had gone to college or to a finishing -school as the good lady wanted, no doubt things would Slave been dilterent. As il was. Sally found no man in her pasl whom she yearned lo make responsible for her determined spinslcrhood—her resolution to remain free of amorous attachments. And liRhi then nnd there an idea was born. What was lo prevent her manufacturing an absent lover—even a dead or missing one? Everyone had someone and men were disappearing and dying all the time in Ibis horrible war. why couldn't she borrow one? Then the apparently preposterous idea of her preference for a life of nursing, which she had chosen, would be accepled without comment. It cerlainiy would be easier to listen to sympathy nnd condolences than endure the raised eyebrows, laughing incredulity, mocking jibes and, what was even worse, the quite obvious matchmaking. (To Be Continued) 'We Were Wondering, Joe, How You'd Look Shaved WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1946 * .IN HOLLYWOOD . . . BV KKSKINK JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. June 26. (NEA1- Now that slic has becojnc the (bird ex-wife of actor Louis Cal- hern, Nainlic ScJiufcr is writing ;i piny. "In self-defense," Natalie told us. "I had | 0 keep U)> the tradition o! Louis's ex-wives. Both of my predecessors (ltk« Chusc mid Jill in Hoyi) ;ire u liters. I started writing EO Hint 1 would not bs known as Hie idiot ex-wlfo o[ 1/ouis Cni- hern." First, though, Natalie had to loom to type, "I went to n business school in New York. I took typing during Hie cocktail hour, on my way to '21; 1 was a horrible student. They operate on the Manor system, [inti I couldn't resist eheullUK. "One time the teacher was standing behind me. 1 told her: 'Please don't go away. I'm inclined ID client.' "She (jot very aiiRry and r;alcl: 'Miss Schafcr, this is a business school, not a kindergarten.' " NHUItOTIC COMEDIANS Natalie is writing a comedy. "Hill I'm rather shocked," she said. "All my comedy characters are turning out to be awful neurotics." • Natalie played the mother of -.ana Turner in "Marriage Is a Mvnlc! Affair." and then Lam's ;irl friend in "Keep Your Powder Dry." "I BUCSS," she said, "that the studio wanted to keep me out of a mother rut." Slie is now tiie other woman in the new Hedy Lainarr picture, 'Dishonored Lady." "Hut Iji'tni; the oilier woman to Hedy Lamnrr." she said, "doesn't .WASHINGTON COLUMN Dead Horse on Trial N'KA WasllillRtoii Correspondent WASHINGTON, June aii. (NEAi —A neu- cnse icstinp the -power ol labor unions to mate arbitrary rules Kovcrnlni; conditions of employment is getting under way he- fore a National Labor Relations Hoard examiner in SI. PetcrsburK. I'lu. 71 may well tie a case thai will BO through federal courts in Hie Supreme Court 'for final settlement. Tlie st. Pclcrsbni'B It-si cnsc (tron's "U| of a newspaper printers' strike. U Involves twn ioc..i Mc-uspape:-::. the Evening Tndcpendrui nnd thi Time;,-. an ( i News Crinlina. Inc.. a jointly-owned company which Prinls both papers in thc'snmc plant. lhoui:h Ihc papers themselves nre indrpenficntly-owncd i <ni|;» 11 tors. /Hie dim-Re on which'pub- lishers are heinjr examined | s v io- Inlion of l!ie \Vngurr Act in relus- in..T io burijiiln collectively anrt at- templing I 0 dominate a labor or- Hut the basic issue j s whether the newspapers—or any other employer, for that inntter—hiiv,- the riRht lo demand nrbitratiim In a labor dfcpiilc over working conditions. And the underlying issue is whether the International Typoaraphi- cal Union—I he so-called printers' union—or any other union can re- tlis-p to submit lo arbitration their "fealbrr-beildiiH!." "make-work." nr iiiiion laws, rules, and customs which \r n ,\ to limit product ion. !-'TltIKl-' TX \OVKM1IKII. 'I'be St. Petersburg strike beam "n Nov. so. nfler several mnnll;s «>r nei'.oMations which pititliiec-i no a?ttlrmen.t The . slrlkl . involve.) only the printers, not ihc pressmen. Mereotypers. en<:ij)\'ers. tl r ecljj.t:- ial ntul business slntfs. For iwn monihs both pajiers published without printers. Thev pastrd up i.vpe- «n!ten news dispatchers, piciiires. Of t'.xeso lavoul::. and innde prini- iiiu plate from (best- eiiRrnvinuf. I'rioi- (o til-? strike. Mr-AS Prim- mi.', Inc.. hart operated as tin npi-i .-hop. bin under Hie rules and 'vorkinjr enii(lllj,:ns of Ibe tntcin:- luinal Typo-;r:li'iiifal Union. Aninni: thesp riilp^ is a rctiuiremenl li.r whnl bus lu-inmp '^nmvn in 11., trade ;is 'Vr.u! ]..n'?e" eoillp:islU(,r or lype-setl-ni:. |( | s ,l,e now-i- paper equivalent of "frutlicr-()(-:l- ttint:." What it menus I:: rverylhi!-;: Iho open-shop Inw which lias created such commotion in labor circles. L. C- Brown, publisher of the livening Independent, has long he en known as one of the most progressive publishers in the country. He gained f.'ime by giving his paper av/ay PVI! ry dny the fun failetl ir, sliine in SI. Pete. Nelson p. I'oynter, editor of (he Times, is also the founder rm« heart of Press Rcsonrch, of Washington, a special news and featuiv servicB for New Deal ;uul liheral papei-s. SIDE GLANCES •,} • A .'lAT-E-'ii^ra 7 -" |TV : l»aper u'UMdi [o TilYt'll Or J,tl'-,-'' •- lilar iimolni' <•? up in the pl;in;. '-"lie is not n-;rj .- I' makes more jobs for prinirr?. Tt limits r.roilnr- Ihnt printers worktmr .-n hnvf-es curt \v employed in :i^.- cure c^f li\'.- oti<-^. i'ir St. Petri.stiurs; pnlilis'irt--. ilvj-efri,-, invinrsorl that conlinu:,- i n il or this "make-'.vork" rule- !•• Mib-yii:rtl i,> avbilration Ir. i'ie ^r;1in-' of (heir tltw contract with flu- ivinfers. l'" ; h-r "law" of Die si. r. t,. i, llr .. Tvni.:r:ii:hicril Unl'.in provdlrd iliat no. dismites slvinlii be ^ihmiltpil lo arbitral!on. Ti" emi'lnvers insisted, as 'heir "law." on nrbitriMlne both lss».-rs. '"•it InvolvlUK ivnnrs an 1 ' Ibnl dc-sl- IIIK \v|Mi workine conditions. Aivl Ihe strike drapped on. One r-urinns n'.oect ot the. show- rtr-.\n fi^ht \ s n lf ,t neither of M>r- si. Prlrnlmvp. piprrs ran bf- r.ill- 'd r^:<-i innin-y by any slnntl-nn l'")'i nnnevs opnnvd llie Flr.ndi stale "rif^hi lo work" nmenrtmon 1 . "I <l(,n'l sc'i- why you should i;cl angry nhoul n denied ki.dii ;is ;i fjai; wrilcr you've hcL'n luriiiiii; mil jo':i.',s :i!»i>iil wives denting fciulcrs for yciirs!" •THISCURIOUS WO8AO SHHtif) — CX'CE DEPENDD c ^ AND TO LEADTHEA\TO SMOO/.S OFF'SH.' TODAY RSHERAVENJ AKE HSW TO > FJSFISH EVUSl.MS CLERC-X^M MARRIEJMANY BRlKS YET HAS BUT ONE \vlFE," REV. ARNOLD H. SCHULTZ., EO PEfiS'OM.9 HAVil /KQN IN THE Pi&,'»\?l-ir IM THEiB: HAIR. make much difference." Hedy Is very hojicsl mid ainus- ine, according lo Natalie, "W e lalk." she said, "about sleeping pills." Natalie got her divorce in Mexico City. "It took abotil Iwo minutes." ale said. "Ami tl/.-n everybody started congratuiHtiUK me. The judge even kissed me. I wish I understood (heir language. He fuss, ed aver me so much 1 sometimes wonder whether I got ;, divorce from Louis or married the lux!:•,"." KKOM HITS TO HITS Another movie bil-pl.iver Hillary Brooke. | S crashing Iho slar circle, disproving again the old wheeze that film-makers always overlook (heir back-yard talent. For llircc years blonde, sleek and sophisticated Hillary war, file town's /our-linc-spccial girl, she played roles like that of Ihe blonde at the cocktail party w ho turns to another guest and says: ••Dnrlinu. Isn't this a boring party?" Or/Trial or the lady at the bar who i'»irns to her boy friend and whispers. about the lenilini; Jaciy: "One more drink and she'll fall flat on hr.r kisser." 'I hen came the role "f Blanche I Inerntinm in "Jruic Byre." An't there followed "Enchanted Cottage." "Road to Utopia." "Monsieur Bcaucaii-c." niiti "Earl Cm-roll Sketchbook." Hillary was clicK- i"g-big. But he-r snappiest scene, she said, will never be seen again, she just purchased Ihe negnlive u> take it out of circulation, it was a test she made at Paramount in ClaurletJc- Colberfs low-cut Zaza costumn. "I had to lean over a table," Hillary blushed. "Ami when I leaned, everybody fell out of the projection room." U.S. Diplomat HORIZONTAL 1 Pictured As- sisUuii Secretary of State, Maj.-Gen. John IT 10 Kind of bacteria 11 Ward ofl 1-1 Parties 15 Metropolis 18 On the sheltered side in Work units 20 Greek seaport 21 l-'mploy 22 DC fore 23 Donkey 20 Command 28 Bulterlly 20 Ancnt ^ 30 Farewell 33 He U-.TS U. S. Army Bircclor of Alfiiirs 37 Floor cover :18 Fi nil chink 39 Surges men -31 Curves 45 Irritate •16 Cut •!7 Sulk 18 Units )!) Of bai'bcring 02 Tran^itory VEHTICAL 1 Underlay (ECO!.) 2 Prcposilion 3 Tardy •! Os;lc ft Maul li Klrst-UJS lln&makcr 7 Itjitlcni <ab.) » Pleasant !) Won 11 Wood: deity 12 Otherwise 13 Want IB Hipped 17 Belgian nvei 2-1 Expire 25 Pronoun 26 Grampus 27 Porlusucs coin 30 Weapons 31 Double 32 Uight .14 Fruillcss 35 tndolent 30 Di-cgs • 40 Cease •*lCliurch rcccs •52 Space i:t •H Agitate •15 Rotate 50 Now Hampshire (ab.) 51 Rouuli lava Out Our Way ByJ.R. Williams TH DO&.' - [ TH' PO&. WHERE'S I HGATf J "/OU'RE IMPROVING-"THE FIKST TIME VGU EVbB 'THOUGHT ABCtJT AWYTIIIMG, BEFOI5E IT HAPPEN! ED ^•-^~M • WHY MOTHER? GET &g.-VY; „„ .,„„„, -„.. ,'T. ! ^.',V „ . ':.' ... '• Jur Boarding House with MO.J. Hoopie without calius? BY THE WAV, AT THE FURNITURE STOCe \.% UA.9 SH& /' trlMf'S AM COMIMG OXJER.-~-VOL3 }:•)• MEARD T.Vl^ L W EC> PRICED LUMMOXES KAve WORM </L ABOUT wvAJ—PERSOMALLV fHE CARPETIMG ASTMlM ,, _ "\ ~ ~ ' CARPETS ~— DESIST "\ ./ Ot^E LOSE A-iove gOLDLV/ A NEW ONE:.' AS A COAT OF UE6 PAttCsT > T..MI3ST WE CANS GET A LOMELV KSEW ONE FOR.

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