The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 16, 1946 · Page 10
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1>AGC TEN BLTTHEV1LLB (ARK.); COURIER NEWS Ml BLYTHItVILLg OOUMtl it IT itfinmr. nuiMiii JAMB It. VBUSOEFT, WttOr THOMAS R. ATKINS. AdmtMtg WkttMt WMBMT OCs, M* BTCI7 Afternoon Btttpt ftmdv •Oto* >t HlTtheriUe. AikiiMM, uo«r Mt c* OOD- ptm, October », M17. ~ ferred by UM United IMM KTBaCfUFTIONi RATHJ By Mirier to to» dty ol BlyttwrtU* «r MJ •uburbu town whar* curler Mrrte* 1* m«to- olned. 30o per week, or «6e per month. By mall, within • radlia of 40 oak*. HO* P*r year, $2.00 for dz monUu, 11.00 lor three month*; by null ouUUU H mil* looe, I1Q.W per y*K Two Blytheville Queens Every city that, has any pviclo at all boasts of her, pretty girls. And, those cities which have beautiful girls (and most of them do) are really proud of the fact. Every time a homily contest is held a winner is selected and that winner goes into competition with winners in other cities of the slate, and sometimes .of the nation. When a city finds one of her beauties rccgnix.cd as the state's prettiest, the city certainly has cause for being extra proud. That cause for pride grows by leaps am! bounds when one city comes ill) with two winners in a single season. Blytheville has done that very thing this year with Miss Rebecca McCall now reigning as Miss Arkansas, and.. with Miss Carolyn Peterson in Philadelphia competing with other cotton state queens for national honors. Miss Arkansas will vie for the honor of becoming Miss America later this summer. Blytheville is proud of her two winners, and along with the pride on a city-wide basis is a measure of recognition of additional res|>onsil>ilitics. These -two ambassadors of goodwill will be creating over the state and the nation an impression of Blytheville. There is no doubt that it will bo a good impression. Visitors to Blytheville, u city with a reputation for producing beauty queens, will expect the city to measure up in other ways to the beauty of her queens. That imposes a new responsibility on each and every citizen to see to it that Blytheville puts her best foot forward every day in the year. Meet the Publicist Henry Paynter may not have enjoyed his appearance at the Mead Committee investigation of a wartime munitions combine suspected of profiteering, and of Hep. Andrew J. May's connection with tho same. Nevertheless, we think Mr. Paynter should console himself with the thought that his appearance was a public service, in that it shed a little light on his important, powerful, but generally unpublici v /,ed ;profession of publicizing. News stories ' identify Mr. Paynter variously as a publicity agent and a publicist. Perhaps he would prefer, as many do, the title of publicity counsel or, better, pubjic relations counsel. At any rate ho represents a calling which has become an indispensable part of American life. Publicists (as we shall call them for brevity's sake) operate on many levels. The big-time publicist dispenses information, suggests policy, molds public' opinion and occasionally does some lobbying. He writes the client's speeches and his signed magazine articles. Sometimes he performs the unlnuli- tional function of keeping the client's name out of tho papers. At his best he is an ethical, intelligent, informed and valuable source of information. He is engaged by a variety of persons for a variety of reasons. He may bo asked to publicize a starlet's figure or an ex-king's democratic disposition and good intentions. Or ho may be asked to present an entire industry's viewpoint to the public. But the prudent individual or concern hires a publicist as a Chinese hires a doctor—-to keep him healthy, not cure him of illness. To some publicist an account is simply a business arrangement. But to others, including some of the best ones, a client's cause partakes of tho nature of a crusade. Mr. Paynter's relations with, the Garsson interests seem to fall in the latter category. Mr. Paynter told the committee that he had been hired by tho Gars- sons,' attorney after he" had "thought it all over for two days and two nights." His acquaintance with both principals and issues must have been brief. Rut be it said to his credit that no lioness ever defended her cubs with more fierce courage than Mr. Paynter showed in his brush with the investigating senators; lie referred to the "Mead Gestapo gang." He said the committee had maliciously suppressed the truth," and was. holding star chamber sessions. He announced that he would "freeze" in hell" before he would betray a confidence. ' What- impresses us more than anything, however, is that "Mr. Paynter could think tho whole thing through in two days and nights. That means he hadd to follow the tortuous maze of Garrson transactions^ whereby the Illinois Watchcase Co., Erie Basin Metal Prducts, Inc., Cumuerliuid Lumber Co., United States Wind Engine and Pump Co., Bain via Metal Products Co., Inc.,. U. S. Challenge Co., National Machinery Works, Interstate Machinery Co., Pershing Engineering Co. and some others were sold and resold, christened suid rechristened, shuffled and reshuffled in a manner resembling the old shell game. But Mr. Paynter, in <18 hours, not only figured the thing out but arrived at the conclusion that, as they say in Brooklyn, "we wuz robbed." that's really an impressive emergency operation—whether it saves the |Kiticnt or not. A Note From Minnesota TUKSDAY, JULY 16, 1946 .IN HOLLYWOOD . . . By UHSKtNE .IOIINSIN NEA Stuff Correspondent IICLIA'WOOD, July 10.—Today let's peep behind the curtain or that gala institution, the World I'l'cinlcrc, for a look at the little tjieen men nobody ever hears about —the anonymous gnomes calltd "Held cxplollccrs." They're the miiddest guniu.u's ol the lilm litcliuilry. They laboriously set the stage where tile .slur.s will Hike the hows. Herewith. Universal's Phil I'hil- lins writes the studio iroin Pnrt- land, Oregon, anent preparations for the premiere of Waller W".n- Eer's "Canyon Passage." "Pear Bess: Well, the manluiril low in full swing, and I cannot help but lee! Unit it will be :i natural for excitement and (hat it. \vill be worth every cenl il is costing you, liy (he way, that's $1000. "I have arranged with a local policeman to dress ii[> in Western ci.'stimie and try to sneak into the heart of town from a hideout on Hie outskirts and 1 have lined up .sheriffs' posses from all over Oregon, aggregating about 3'JO mounted men, to try to stop him. If he gels through, you are donating the SUJOO to the Police Widows' and Orphans' Fund; it lie is cnught. it (joes to the posse Ihat makes the pinch — A\ OK FROM S'l'Il.WKM, "Since my phone conversation v.'ilh you lo'lay, I Uilked to General Sli'c'Acll's office in San Francisco, and we have the OK to borrow iO anti-aircraft li^ht batteries it we can make a deal with the local commanders to get them out of storage. "Bill Danger is fixing it for F.nsnn Hayw r ard to kiss the local weatherman if he produces a clear *.,WASHINGTON COLUMN Palestine Potato cntly. these milions have ueen spent in vain. If all this money and effort could have been cullcct^d in one pile, it could have bougiit and paid for a section of land tor every v.OLilct-bc immigrant. Even the Arabs must have their price. General Duty By LUCY AGNES HANCOCK jrn^klJ, Lucy Ag*« HoKock - Diitiibvrid bj xxxiv ••'»<#* i CALLY had drawn night duty on nnother special case and was still in bed one afternoon when Bess Hamilton dropped in lo her .room. 1 She sat up and reached for a •robe and slippers. "Stay here, if you like, while I shower," she ,1013 her caller. "I won't be more .'than a minute. I want to take a :long walk before I go back on :<3uty. It seems good to have the sun shine again, doesn't it?" ; "It's only 3 o'clock, Sally," :Bess pointed out when the girl j returned. "Why not come ,over to ;the lake with me for a' swim? ; I'm on call tonight and we can be ;back in plenty of time to change.' ! "Okay," Sally nodded, "I'm •game. Stuff my swim suit in the : bag-there and Til be ready in a • jiffy." ! A few minutes later the two nurses reached the bus stop at the ;foot of Main Street hill. The sun I was warm on their bare heads {and there was little or no shade on that corner. | A;shabby coupe slipped down ! the hill and slopped lor a rec flight. Sally tried to make heisel invisible with little success for th car door opened and a voic called: . "Hi, there! Going somewhere you two? Hop in and I'll tak you" "We're feting to the lake, Doc tor," Beat answered, and wavcc him on h« way. But he lingerec "Sw*H! That's where I'm boun Hop in. That bus will be crowdec to its doon and probably won b* along tor an hour." aoinst her better judf »•«•, Sol]? fallowed Bess nmilton into Jim Ilnllock's hatred car. The seat was wide but iss Hamilton was plump and ere was barely room for the ree; but they reached the lake more quickly than if they id waited for the bus. Doctor allock parked his car and the rce walked the short distance to IB beach. "Why, there's Holden!" Bess ex- aimed as she espied Norma in brief bathing suit talking to oung man. "I hope she doesn't us—in your company, Docor," she laughed. "I just don't rusl Ihat baby." "Let her do her worst," mut- ered Jim Hallock, casting an in- uiring glance at Sally. "You're iot afraid of her, are you, Sally? "I don't know why I should be,' Sally told him not quite truth- ully. "Oh, isn't that Doctor Ba *on' Whal is she doing here? bought they had gone to Un mountains for the summer." Carolyn Bacon caught sight o hem and hurried forward. "Jim you're darling to bring them! she cried enthusiastically. "Tlii s wonderful! You know, Sally Vlother and I have taken th Sloane cabin for the season an iust now we're all alone. I'm s Slad you came. We have a fin x;ach and we can have a picni supper laler—hot hamburgers an coffee or Ice cold ginger ale— whichever you prefer. Sound al tractive ?," "Wonderful!" Sally, said. The Sloane cabin proved to b ralher large and rambling, trc shaded and with a private beac adjoining that of an exclusiv club. Wide screened porches ex tended all round it while insid were all the. ccanlorU of bom illy immediately fell in love ilh the place and Carolyn urged • lo make use of it whenever was possible. Bess and Mrs." icon found they had a great eal to discuss and Carolyn was iddcnly busy preparing for the enie supper. So Sally, eager to .ke advantage of this rare op- orlunily to swim, changed qnick- • and dived from the edge of Ihe mg pier. She was-i'l aware she was being )Uowed and drew herself up on ic float where she lay on her ack with closed eyes, breathing i the invigorating piney air while ic sun poured new life into her ody. NE if I join you?" Jim Hallock asked as he slid o^^n beside her on Ihe swaying oat. "Gosh I'm tired! I've had nly three hours' sleep since night 'Cfore last. What a life!" "And I was just thinking how vondcrful il is," Sally laughed. >he waved a comprehensive hand o include their surroundings. All this—" "—and Heaven too—with you icrc beside me," the- young man nurmiired. "I should like to stay ight here indefinitely. Why go back at all, Sally?" "Not even for hamburgers and coffee, Doctor?" she teased. "I like lo hear you laugh, Sally," ic lold her, raising himself on one elbow lo look inlo her face. 'You're going to get a fine sun- jurn." Sally laughed again. Somehow she felt light and carefree. "How quickly you change from Ihe ethereal to the practical, Doctoi Hallock," she chidcd. Silence, blissful and satisfying, prevailed for some time. Then, "But I'm afraid we're not being very ap-i prcciative guests, arc we, coming ofT here by ourselves like this? There's Bess waving to us. She hasn't even been in and it was she who suggested coming here. 1 ' "Why can't you always be like this, Sally?" he asked. "Like what?" she countered and was away before he could answer, (To Be Ily 1'KTKH KIISON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. July 10. -- Tills s probably monkeying with a bu?./- snw. but here goes. The point is, vou have to tnke tlie.se great big foreign-policy problems mid fit .hem into something you're familiar with, close to home. Only then do nvolved issues begin to make sense Take, for Instance, this *iatter of what to do about Palestine. H so happens that Maryland is the American stale closest in sUe and population to Palestine. .Vermont and New Hampshire may come closer hi shape, ^iit they |don't have nearly as n*ny inhabitants. Palestine covers 10.000 stplare-miles and has a 1,600,00(1 population. Maryland's area is 10.000 square miles, and its population is 1.800,1X111. No-.v supposing some high monkey- monk commission from the rjniled Nations ciune along and said to the people of the great Free State °' Maryland: "Lookit! You people down there have got to taEe. hi another 100.000 immigrants, quick. The Russians have just confiscated the property of a lot of Germans In Austria and told them to get out. They want, to come to the American zone in Germany, but there isn't room. So they want to come to Maryland. Get ready to take them in." Yon can just imagine how much of a blow-up there would be in Baltimore if anybody tried to put over anything like that, on 'the Stale of Maryland. Yet that is just about the formula the U. S. and British governments now propose to work on Palestine. PALESTINE. IS THE WOKUVS OLDEST PROHI.F.M Palestine is in the news again. No. That's wrong. Palestine hasn't been out of the news since the end of World War I—since the rinys of Ihe Crusades—since the beginning of the Christian eva—since the days of Moses. It is the world's oldest story, the world's oldest pvcb- 1pm. It has never been solved before, and you can bet your last, inflated, two-cent nickel that it isn't going to be solved now, even if President Truman has just sent to London a new committee of deputy cabinet officers to see what can be done about squeezing another 100.00(1 immigrants into Palestine quickly. It isn't going to be solved now because this is merely another attempt to solve it by the same means ttiat haven't worked before. By force. By dictation. By arbitrary rule repugnant to evcryor.e save the Immigrants who would be sHoe- lorncd in. From World War I on. this was exclusively n British hot-potato. Being completely fed up on It is 10 doubt, cxact"^- w hat makes the Britishers talk the way they do. Anyway, the British sucked the United stales in on this shortly jeforo the end of Worirl War II- So half of it i s now a U. S. hot- potato. It is also the number one. gradc- Z. constant pain in the neck, nnd it everyone Is not completely lived of having iliis problem around •-in- solved, it must be because humankind loves self-torture. IT'S A CASE HISTORY OF MAN'S INEPTITUUK Tills ran be iyild with full sympathy for the poor, afflicted refugees who want to make Palestine their homeland. It can also be said with no thought of religious intolerance H needs lo be snld, however, lo emphasize man's own stupidity niu inability (.0 deal with (imdatneiilnl conflicts. ads. on literature, on organizing FCclefies to organrzc nrives to (in something about Palestine. Appar- day. and to pour a glass of coll water down his neck it he doesn't He Is also working on a mil [ beauty-contest. «it|i the goveinl to challenge President Truman 'I produce a Missouri mule that en I beat the Oregon champion, an) we are trying to get the mayor 11 challenge the mayor of Burling! ton, Wis. to a liars' contest. "Eisa Maxwell is n terrlfl;; ;W< lion as official hostess, and I su Best Ih^t if possible you put hel on the same plane with \VP*/e.J| Joan Bennett, and Susan.<ljj.'. ward, as we are planning an ut.i ' ci:\l reception at the airport, wilj cowboys and Indians riding nraunl on horseback niul shooting off the| Kim;— i'AItADIv AND CARNIVAIi, T(»U "1 iiiit nrrallp.illji for a plutloul n front of the theater, radio st.il tlons lo broadcast the parade, an I presentation of the stars at th| street carnival. "There are a million and oil details lo check on. but we aij gradually getting them done. Anvl how, vie have the ball, and the rulif say that when yon have the bal you are on the offensive. In tt-[ next few days we hope tfi kic'l it around a bit. but on the l>i| day we'll have her behind the posts. "We arc not Ihe Four Horscme'rl but we are the four pack-ninlrl from Canyon Passage, antl brotiie [ we are carrying a load. It is sweat and more sweat, rain and slop, an I •AC nil sincerely hope that the' not time Mr. wanger makes n pictnil about Oregon the World Prcinlei| will be held m Griffith Park." All cf. which will give you arena I idea of the zany ingenuity, turmoil and headaches that go into tl | creation of a World Premiere. Russian Diplomat I'rrvluufi I'uixle Nine-tenths of the known diamonds have Africa. world's conic from [ SIDE GLANCES 'HORIZONTAL 1 Pictured diplomat, V. , 13 Dry ;•>!>£ ! I Ode "~" ; "'-' IjCh.illoncc i<i Body of water 17 Poker stake 13 Wolfhound 19 Value highly - .M Abate 23 Caterpillar hair 2y Capuchin monkey 2ti Raves •>0 Parent 31 Animal Jf, Employ 3K Within .V7 High card iS Abounds 41 The ends <;> Destined 4^1 Rough lava <5 Half-em -li; Drift (It Dropsy .',;', Bay-colored 51 Wading bird f>5 Actual be 5(> Sea eagle 57 Having four parts (comb, form) u8 Ringworm VERTICAL. 1 Back of the neck 2 Metal 3 Tender •1 Most -iiiuisual T> Separated (3 Charged atom 7 Seine K Sheaves 9 Nymphalkl butterfly 10 Type ol cabbage 1! Algerian seaport 12 Aperture 20 Bronze •22 Dine 2-1 Among 2G Groove 27 Enzyme. 42 Charge 2B Horn 43 H e succeeded! 30 Blnckbird of Giomykl cuckoo family ....y ., 32 Lighl touch -dlovvance 3^ Fro/.en \v;ilcr 3.1 l|o i s _ 47 Flower ambassador lo : !8 Direction the U. S. 50 Merit 38 Mode HI My '••10 Sorrowful 52 Athena Jur Boarding House with Maj'. If this oldest of history's problems can't be solved by pca<:etul means how in Ihe world can some of the newer ones ever V>: satisfactorily taken care of? Millions of dollars h.xve been spent on pipaganrti, nn newspaper "Business is prclly bail, George—il' we'd put on a strike, niitybc llic government would take us over!" THIS CURIOUS ESTIMATED THAT" THEY" CAN CAUSE ANNL.IAL DAMAGE CF IO,OOO,OO<D TO HAWAII AM CROPS COVER. TWELVE TO TWENTY Feer ATA SINGLE JUMP, x COFR. IJtC 8Y WEA SERVICE. IMC, ANSWER: Arizona. NEXT: How fir a billion dollars would go. T COULWT PvKE THAT MUCH Gf\S THAT ,T TMD, VOOULONVT Hf\\iE ftSS IT'D BE AM ALL I KMCM IS WE'RE \ OUT OF IT, FELLOVM TOURISTS—AMD WHEM VOD SWV ^OME- gODY'S GOT TO WfSUTZ; FOR MORE, VOt-W LOOKING AT ME ? M VJOP.D/X 3US- OBSBR.VJED A BUTTERFLY OF THE I GEMOS PAPIL1O •5MOOt<US-— X'Ll| SIT KER.E AM SEE IF IT . FLUTTERS BACK I CARE OF T MATTER, BOVS= Out Our Way By J.R. William I I i NOUGHT THAT WOMAM WOULD MEiVER SHUT UP AMD LET US GET HOMF.' CUT THE LACE--I'VE GOT MORE-- CUT IT.' 1 THIMK MV KW1FE IS RUSTEP SHUT--1.UH f» BORM THIRTY VEAR.5 TOO SOOM

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