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Blytheville, Arkansas
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i PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.)' COURIER'NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBRU 12, 19-1-1 THE'BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher • SAMUEL P. NORMS, Editor • JAMES A. QATENS, Advertising Manager • Sole National Advertising Representatives:Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. . t ' Published Evi ry Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as .second class matter at the post- office at Blj'theviUe, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press ,, SUBSCRIPTION RATES .'By.carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 20c per week, or 85c per month. "-By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six montlis, $1,00 for three months; by mall 'outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable ta advance. Wrong Horse • Britain and Russia had good ty> find fault with Finland's still "cheery : and brotherly" altitude toward. Gcr- ' many • at the lime of the armistice.: And it is not excusing the Finnish gov-- ernmenl to point out that its members'; attitiide showed more symptoms of human frailty than of statesmanship or diplomacy. We have known several improvers of the breed who behave the same way. If they bet on a sure thing: that fails lo finish in the money, it is never their judgment that is faulty. It is something else; the horse wasn't in shape, the distance was wrong, the jockey didn't knowiho.w to.handle him, etc. !. Maybe the Finnish government couldn't bear to admit its stupidity in putting all its money on a spavined plater. Maybe its members were ashamed to face the fact that in sticking with '. the'Nazi entry they had lost^their.shirt. ^ot'a Democratic Solution ", Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, replying to. a letter that suggested her lack of knowledge of the sotith's Negro situation, ' made what was • probably n thoughtless remark, but one susceptible of an unhappy interpretation. • Commenting on the small southern communities where Negroes out-number white poisons, Mrs. Roosevelt wrote lhat "peih<t|)(> one of the solutions, wjll be'to move the Negroes into places, Vheie theie arc only a few and thus prevent lack of balance." ' . > • This scaicely seems a democratic approach to the problem. Even under stress of \\aibme labor shortage, we have not "moved" people from one place to anothei with out their consent. It is v,ci> doubtful that Mrs. Roose : velt's piopo-'d solution would be called beneficial. or well received. ' Symptoms A chcnustiy professor claims that radio commercials are destroying America's faith in nutrition. We'll go a step fmlhei We also think they're ruining the national digestion and raising the general blood pressure through listeners' frustrated vexation. And the singing variety have certainly set back the American love of music 20 years.' Bepiodoetlon k tbii oolumu ul cdltorUlt from •the* B«npt;en <oe« ott •oocx&dlj ne*a ndcnemeat tart It »a MkaowMfmenl or \»ten* te Uw pft]eot* itauel ,. . officials who hnve taken into consideration many suggestions of private Individuals and organizations. • ". Tlie plan needs examination and possibly refinement at every point, but It does set up main gutderostx to cushion the economic shock thai will follow the end of : the war In Europe. Tlie mam force of tills slioc:: will come from an estimated 40 per cent cutback of war production once Germany Is defeated, releasing many, thousands of workers from jobs In war planU and making them available for private Industry, Mr. Byrnes advocates a return to the 40-hour week, with certain exceptions, so that available Jobs In pence Industries will be spread as far as- .possible, This would menu less take-home money, since many of workers arc now obtaining overtime lu of 40 hours. But It would mean alro, rc-estnbllshment of what has come to be regarded as n standard work week. The reiwrt would take oft some of the tight wartime controls. It would abandon man-power controls to permit workers lo move freely to new Jobs In civlllnn production, thus- culling red tape. WJlllc rclnliihig existing price ceilings on civilian gc-ids. It would remove foods from the ration lists "us roon as supplies Justify removal." It would continue gasoline rationing, bill would Increase allowances In "certain areas" as rapidly as possible as V-E day lowered war rcqulrc- menls. ... Farmers would he prelected agalnsl such dls- nslrons falls in the price .structure ns occurred after the First World War. This would Ire clone by n congressional appropriation of two billion dollars to carry out the farm "support price" promise of the Government. Mr. DyniD.s urges that Congress announce Its Intention to drop the excess profits tax us .soon - us possible after the fall of Japan, to encourage business, nutl suggests liberal depreciation allowance, to the r.ainc end. This part of the plan may not go far enough to nlense many business men, Though they renl- \7.c stiff-taxation is an inevllnhlc controllnry of war, they may feel that, after Germany's defeat, the excess profits tax should at least be lowered in order lo speed conversion to civilian production. Tlic holly controversial question of unemployment benefits is raised by Byrnes, who wants a congressional guarantee of $20 per week for as long as 20 wcckt. He paints lo the great 1 accumulated re.serve of more than five billions lu the coffers of the state unemployment systems nnil snicl .stale benefits .'iboiild be liberalized lo make the .systems serve their real purpose. There arc good arguments against letting the Federal Government dominate the field of unemployment insurance, but the slates have got to look alive and to perform this function cup- ably If they wish to keep It. To get up a detailed reconversion report while llic war Is still on Is to walk a very slinky tightrope. For the wnr'is still on. Germany Is nol yet defeated, and it Will take years, before Japan is clone-In.' Reconversion is peace Inlk. it, oflcn arouses false hopes and angry claims. '. -. . • Yet' We have jfot to Ic.ik nlieiul, mid .Byrnes has done so with n reiwrt that combines, we think, common sense nnd fairness to various economic groups. We Ihlnk the country, in analyzing the plan, should be lenient toward Its faults and its lncomplclcnc-ss in view of the great difficulties involved In its preparation. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SIDI GUNCI5 •SO THEY SAY Mr, Byrnes' Guideposts •-On- tlic whole the reconversion plan of Director: James F. Byrnes is an excellent, blueprint, for V-E da}, which Is apparently close at hand. It is bated on the Bantch report and represents the" painstaking studies ot numerous Government • Copyright. 1!MJ, NBA Service, "CcniUln'l you nll«r it ;i lilllc lo nuikc him look more i like a (liscluirgccl MimmTtuptiiin or something;?" ,.- • THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson• I snl tuound here Itic other night listening lo a radio program from back home and heard how .the folks have been silting up two nights In n row wnlUng /or the wnr lo be over. Then the next day I'm nearly killed by a Nazi machine gunner. Those folks back home might conic here and sit lu this damned apple orchard.—Pvt. Ronald J. Moshki of New York City, on Moselle River front. ' * w • Not enough, not enough —not enough .brains. —Jnp poster In Tokyo. » • • . In the midst of so many ruins of souls, some honest people have remained pure and are now preparing tor the groat work of rcconstruclion in the world. .The promises made by statesmen must be fulfilled.—Pope Pius XII. • • • We wanted lo open our hearts to Les Anglais. We put up the mouth for ihe kiss—but the English went past at lightning pace.—A Brussels bystander. *• • • The rate at which farm land prices are rising, coupled with the large number of sates, are unmistakable signs that an inflationary land spree is under way in many regions.—Agriculture Secretary Claude Wickard. ARE Nor GO'LD FISH / THEYDON'f PliroN THEIR BRILLIANT COLOR UNTIL ABOUI SIX MONTHS OP AGE. OF DENVER, COLORADO, HAS ENTERTAINED AND DINED MORE THAN WHERe'5 GLrtAGR landed there in 1019 after a flight from Newfoundland. . NEXT: The biggest "Buy Bonds" poster.. In Hollywood THf> fiTOHYl T.en mid Sue Dci-klry mifi't Wall Ililyiiril rind hlN famll)', m'ui'unii'r* lo Sliilun, nt (llmirr. I.rn htiM knnu-n Wall it lut,^ (Inifr l,ut Imim'l MVfn MnrKnrrt ]l!l>ur«l In "O yi-nrN. He rr*iiriii- IHT* *hp lieuutltul Klrl Khr %VIIM and \vuljdern 1C Mhi'V much i;hilMKvJ, A« lit- NldrlH d<mjiNlulrM lu Kr«ct hi* tf\irntn he I* iinlnuinli'd to nee \Vlill Nlimdliiic hontdc' Ihe Margaret ot 20 yenm uito, * * * II r EN was stunned. By what miracle could Margaret have kept herself immune to the years? Then Margaret's familiar voice caught his ear. But H did not come from the girl clinging to Walt's arm. Lcn went a few steps farther clown and caught sight of the real Margaret. She was a cruel satire on her daughter. And her daughter was a cruel reminder of how far Margaret had let herself go from the hright promise she had given in her girlhood. The rosehud had not become a full-blown rose but a cabbage. Thai's proper for Brussels sprouts, but for rosebuds? — no! Many heroically built women accept theii destinies with grace, and become majestic, or as sweet and luscious as wholesome candy. Some o£ them gracefully drape the heroic figures they have, and dominate the scene by their serene acceptance of life's generosity. Tlierc'i no belter company than a fa woman who makes the best of it has a good time and thanks Got for what she's got instead blaming Him for what she's not But Margaret, though not reallj fat, looked as if she belonged slim and was eating and til-inking her self out of her' clothes. Len could overhear Sue apolo - giving for his delay: "My poo Len was kept at the office so Ions, he couldn't help being laic." Margaret laughed with acidity and a patronizing skepticism: "Do you still let Mr. Beck Icy put that old dodge over on you? I don't let Mr. Hilynrd get away wild i!, do I, dear?" Somehow that "dear" sounded like a bid in (he eye. It was an unimportant little effort at a gay cynicism, yet it had the important effect of picking up a dead fly lighlly lossing it inlo the As Len turned and took the girl's hand, he seemed again to be gazing at the bridal Margaret, and hostess's cocklail. II was only a little flyj hut it spoiled a lot of liquor. Poised on the stairway like a spy, Len could sec that Walt flinched as from a familiar jab. He could see.llic girl wince and .squeeze her father's arm. In that jfamily there was plainly a falher- •daiighler alliance against the two rwomcn united in a wife-mother ; Len was suddenly afraid of [Margaret. What could he say to jrnakc her welcome? How could •he mask the shock he felt at the [changes in her? He had thought it ;woulcl be—well, cute to go down- islairs with his tie in a mess and jbcg his wife to pretty it up for jhim; a touch of pleasant nonsense ^to put old friends at case. He and tSuc had kept themselves young :by pretending to be. .TVOW Len f> . . foolish. H 1!Y KKSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent You've never heard of the fourth Andrews sister? The one who was humming In the wings of a Philadelphia theater one night while the sisters were singing. A comic named Henny Youngman listened for a moment and said, "Well, so you're Ihe fourth Andrews sister!" The name stuck. A lilllc guy named Lou Levy, who .smokes cigars, has been the fourth Andrews sis- lor ever since. Lou Is an e.v-Clinrlc.ston dancer who found the Andrews Sisters singing ballads for peanuts and discovered they couUI sing boogie-woogie for millions. He's been their manager ever since. In fuel, he's one of the family, lie married Mnxlnc. "So I wouldn't have to pay him 10 per cent." Maxinc says. But, says Levy, chuckling. "I married the wrong sister. She doesn't like to dance. Pnlli knows all nvj dance routines. When we go out ' always dance with Patti and Max- Inc pets mail. "Sure we fi|;l)l," he said. "How would you like lo manage three Our Boarding House with Maj.Hbople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams WES, IF TH .COWMEN! EVER GIT THIS C B-\CK FROM1H' WUV.T1- MtLHOM-MRES 1HE.VRE GDIM' TO HAVE 1O MAKE •\PPOIN)TMEM7S WITH IrVCATILE.' HI&HER.' 1 CA,M'T SEE E MO UGH OF THE BF1-\MD TO TELL. IF IT'S OOKS OR WOT.' SHARES TOWORROvJ DiD VO'J titiWi THE 6SP" WE STATUE OP „ U3ERXY six TIMES < \\!I7H TUE ARTZ CC AMAUTOMWlC L\8ERf\L ARTS COURSE AT At^ EM5 DEGREES/ tames? But they always come round lo my way of thinking. It's unny, though—I can convince Patti nsier than my own wife." OWNS SIX MUSIC FttlMS Lou Levy is a very smart man. ile's only 33. When the Andrews Sisters clicked, -he started buying music companies wilh his commissions. He now owns six of them, including the big Leeds Music Publishing Co. By n strange coincidence, the Andrews Sisters are always singing songs that Levy owns He collects bolh ways, handles a cpuple of million dollars n year. He hoofed his way into show busi- M from .New York's lower csust side. At 18 he won n Charleston contest in New York. "We were sensational," he says, modestly. "We danced like the kids dance loduy. 'lip insure We were 20 years ahead of our repaired, time." Bob Hope saw Lon and signed him for his 'vaudeville act at the t Palace. ,Tiii:n he toured the country, dancing'with hands. "We danced against local champions and tal 'em every time." I/ou wound up dancing In a ]5-cent burlesque theater. "I MK- uVed it was time to quit," he said. "I'Was going in reverse—from the Palace to 'a grind house. So I started plugging songs and songwriters." One night in 1937 Lou heard the Andrews Sisters singing at the lotcl Edison in New York. "They were singing ballads like Night nnd Day' and they were prel- y awful." Lou said. But he had ideas. A couple ol ongwriters he was managing, Samny Cahn ami Saul Chaplin, hat: list written English lyrics to the Jewish song "Bet Mir Bist rii Schoen." Maybe, he figured, lie could get the Andrews Sisters to record the number. He'd collect til iroimd. He talked them inlo rccordlui •Bel Mir" and bolh the song an. the singers were overnight hits. " guaranteed them $10,000 the first year," he said. "I got 'cm $56.000. We made booglc-wpoele commercial. We sold boogie-woogie to the public." • ON THE BEAM III fact, if it wasn't for Lou Levy you would never hear the melody when the Andrews Slslers sing. They like to get off the track with hot licks. Lou. la always yelling, "Stick to the melody-sing it the way It was written." I/MI made only one mistake, he admits. Tlint was" In publishing a felt suddenly old and 'c turned and climbec .'the stairs, did the best he couh •.with his black bow, and wenl 'down to do his best with forcec .cheer and a laborious Ite: "Margaret!" he cried. "It's grand to see you again! And looking simply wonderful! How are you? How arc you? But why do I ask?" She plainly saw that (he bouquet was artificial; but she ditl not hand him back another. "Why, thank you, Mr. Beckley," she said. "You've put on weight, haven'I you?—a little around the waist-line, eh? Mr. Hilyard would have a tummy, too, it he didn't spend half his lime bending over and touching the floor. And his golf—well, I'm only another golf widow. But you haven't met my daughter. This is .Jennifer." As Len turned nnd took the lirl's hand, he seemed again to be' i.ix.iug at llic bridal Margaret. He Gasped the same warm, sotriittle hand, looked inlo the same warm, soft, great eyes; and felt the same ovablcnoss thai, goes with love of Ife. But the spell was snapped nguiii, for across her shoulders came the unlovely voice of. fhc al Margaret. "Everybody says my daughter .akes nfter her moihcr. But don't tell her that or she'll feel in- iulled." Margaret hnd a positive genius for putting everybody at disease. Willi one little remark she had set her daughter's leelh on edge a»d put Lcn out on a limb. How could lie tell such a girl that she looked like such a mother? Yet, how could he fell such a mother: ; 'She's your past. If you're her future, God help her." lie compromised with: "Oil, there's a decided resemblance." But he didn't say to what. He changed, the subject fo a civic welcome: "it's wonderful to have you in our (own, Margaret. I hope you learn lo love Staton ns much 3s we do." "I hope so," she groaned. "I sbpposc we do have to have factory towns. And I suppose I'll get used to the climate. Of course that aparlmenl Mr. Hilyard picked out—well, a man would choose a place like that—till I call find a house fit to live in—i£ Uhere is one in this smoky lown! And ] simply can't gel a decent^ servant Ifen't it terrible what this war is doing to the home front?" The question was a ihetorica' one. Margaret didn't expect an nswcr, and Len was at a loss vliat to say next. t » t f UCK1LY the cocktails came to J the rescue. The "maid" who n'oughl them in was a matron, a. jurly fugitive from, a war planl. She poked (he tray at Margaret is if it were a riveting gun and the old-fashioned cocktails shuddered, ihe ice challcrcd. Violet had not been a success as a riveter nnd as a waitress she owed her employment entirely lo the woman-power shortage. When sty?" left the room, she suggested a ship lurching down, the launching ways. Len said: "They put little Vioet out of the shipyard because he was cracking up all the armor )late. What she is doing to Sue's •liina is a caution." But Sue iroaned: "I needn't Id! you how lucky ve are to get anybody al all." Margaret tasled the cocktail and nanagcd to indicate, while prc- .ending to be trying to conceal it, .hat Len's whiskey was none loo jood cither. But she did not let lei* disdain keep her from finish- tig the cocktail—nnd having another, llei- spoken words, however, concerned the war. "I don't know why we ever went into the war," she said. "But if we've got lo light it, why do they drag in the women? Jennifer wants to be a WAC or a WAVE; hut, as I always say, a woman's place is the home." Margaret of those who can offer the most ancient platitude as it H were a revolutionary novelty that had just sparkled in her great brain. Just then Violet opened the dining room door with the effect of breaking it down and, forget-,' ting all of Sue's rehearsals, announced in a town-crier's voice: "Supper's raid}'!!" "f don't know where Violet's place is," said Len, "but it's not the home—not our home. I hope to the Lord she doesn't empty the soup all over that gorgeous gown of yours, Margaret." He had no sooner said this than he wondered if he really meant it. About Ihe only thing Margaret could do to cheer up the evening would be lo dance a hot soup hula. (To Re Continued) song titled "Slic Lost ft al the As- .or." "It was headed for the hit pa- /adc," Lou said, "until one day nn 11-year-old kid wrole down Ihe lyrics and look Ihem to school. A tcach- :r got hold of them and Ihe fun started. We finally hart to call in \\\ the sheet music. I made only 511,000 on that song." Slices arc i-ostly— have them renewed where exacting care combined with superlative workman- thtir belnj properly Every style ol repair Is made hero -RIGHT! • J. LOUIS CHERRY I Kejircsentlng {1C LIFE INSU Blftheville, ArK. ; Kejircsentlng NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Fall anil Wiulcr TUNE-UP SAVIO Rasolinc . . . SAVE Tires, del All-rniuul licdcr Perfovmiince! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. {'hrysler Dealer - I'arls A Service 121 W. Ash I'lionc ZI22 GUARANTEED TIRE 24 Hour Service ;\lsd—Vucanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICKS Phone 22'J1 Dr. J. L. 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