The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 11, 1946 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 11, 1946
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' PAGE fGUR i.-tf. .. . -. . . ... .. .. .• BLITHJBV1LXJC CDDRHB NIWB HB COQHOBR IQVHS.OGl ' •- W/HADOB. VttHbir .;•• •*MCTL r. KORUL »*&> Alt MMtaml AdmtMtaf THpm*nt»Uu»: W»2lu» Wttner Co, New Tort, Cbh*v>. I •tott. AtUnU. Mempbfc. ^^^ Enery Afl*moo« •aider Mind m Meood elm nutUr •* UM p«*- 0«oe it Blythevllle, ArfcMUti, unMr MC of Coo•KB, October 8, l»!T. * Served by the United Pre« SUBSCRIPTION RATB8 »T etrrlcr In tbe etty of BJytbertJ. cr •iburban town where carrier Mnrk* tl HJnM^aOc per week, or &5e per month. • By mill, within • radlm of U mllM, M40 p«r je«r, 12,00 for sir mootlu. «1.«0 (or tfclM* tMatb*; br mail outride 60 mil* ioot, tie* |W MT in ' ; ; '•' ' Pity The Poor So Ions ;; After more than 16 years in Congress, Robert (Pensions for Congress) •Ram)>etk resigned he no longer could afford to serve the people Bf the Fifth Georgia District. 1. In an article in Collier's Mnfrn/.iiie the retired congressman still advocnlcs the pension plan that brought him, us "Bundles for Congressmen," an a.s.sort- -ment of crutches, old shoes, old pants and lurid insults three years a^o. He 'thinks, however, that his original proixxsal was over modest, and would also raise the active salary uy 50 i>er cent. : Out of, his $10,000 gross salary, •minus income tax, a congressman must jfiaintain two homes ; travel back and . forth between district and capital ; en- laiii visiting constituents, run errands for the folks at home, carry on a large correspondence by mail, telephone and vtelegraph. He must be a setup for 'every worthy charity aiul many others, .including the party campaign fund. _. Every two years he must run for ;re-election in primary, election or both. Rampeck says his biennial costs for ; this were between S2500 and $5000. ;H»,is from a safely Democratic district. The representative from a .doubtful SVeTa si>eiuls more. When he gets all through the average congressman has nothing left toward a nest eiry f o V o ld age. lie is not even .a member of the Social Security old-age system. He is lucky if he docs not draw a little, every two years, on whatever savings ho had before election. : •. .}y?at can a congressman do about •this : situation? ' '. .;;..• He can neglect his legitimate duties .t.o get time to supplement his income .yith private enterprises. It is our good fortune that 'so few, solons nave permitted selfish interests to compromise .them with easy money assistance, or t -have taken advantage of their inside positions to mix up in unethical •ventures. He can fortify his political position 'by becoming a handy man for con- Stituents; ducking controversial issues •so as not to make enemies; letting BLtTHEVILLB COURIER KEWfl others do his thinking because he has no time to study public issues and on courage to face them. He can play the game straight and, like the lato Senator Norris, retire eventually to an impoverished old age. Or, like Ramsiwk, he can resign, lake a position in private business at salary commensurate with his ability, and give his family a break. He ought to have a fifth option: To remain in Congress, attend to his duties, intelligently and courageously, live on his .salary with moderate comfort, and have some insurance for his and wife's old age. Blunder Rectified Somebody in the Navy made a tcv- rible blunder when property at a former aircraft plant in Connecticut was sold. He forgot to include in the deed a cement hole eight fee by ten feet by six feet, in which barrels used in the construction of propellers had been sheltered. 'This, of course, left the Navy in the unfortunate position of owning a hole in sonmbody'.s- else property. The \V. L. Maxson Corp. discussed offering the Navy a truck in which to haul away the hole and put, it onto government property. But the Navy suggested that the company buy the hole. This was done. The cash consideration was §1. The company now has clear title to 'the hole, ami whoever per|«t- rated the original blunder probably will get a medal for not only retrieving his error but actually making it pay. Ah, well. Another day, another dollar. What Hogs Can Do The Chesapeake & Ohio and the Nk'kle date railroads do not really think we could be happier if we were hogs. Their occasional advertisements merely -suggest that if ;l hog can ride from Now "Jersey to California without changing cars, your wife and child ought to be able to do likewise. The enforced change at Chicago, St. Louis or New Orleans,, for passengers on the most de luxe extra fare trains no less than for lowest rate sjtups in coaches, has long been a reproach to the generally efficient American railroad system. We're frank to admit that we can't imagine' why other roads so calmly ignore the C. & O.-Nickel Plate plea for through coast-to-coast service —or why we, the fare-paying rulers, |»rmit them to do so. Only stockholders in air lines should favor the present setup. Producers cnu never hope for e than the inns., of people who make their own economic decisions, spending here nnd woth- holclins there.-Dr. Waller E. Spahr. New York U. Kconomics Department. ' by Hozel Heidergott THE STORY: Ann Twkrr tun. • • «7*«>«t»lp*tc HtraMKrr far rr ». *»hlxrric»tr< wkm »kr «»¥» «i< fcc i« Colin l>rnkr, krr ? T T*V. <! ,*« 1fc » r ' <-••«» »•« i« P<>rl Urakc.. a li*(nn< r tram Sr- mltlr. mni tli,y curry on > rorrc- - wrilen Awn »h*«it „» .1, w »rrl.i!e f»r<-. - « « rr>rk. >p „ •i* yeun l»ef» III Ann lost her job— or, rather, quit it in a melodra- nialic moment, her hand ttill stinging from violent contact Cith the startled though inebriated »ce of her employer— it was Coun who came to the rescue, •with the proposal that Ann build a house for him. It sounded like toe ultimo.te in dream jobs. .. Ami. was humbly grateful— so grateful that she presented Colin .w«h Ihe plans for the house that «ne had. been dreaming over and -ever since she started architecture— the home ». 'O buiid some day. Con- nwiwas surprised, but on the j whole approving. She liked Colin instantly,- at their first meeting, and looked him over with a speculative eye. Like most happily married women, Connie was an .instinctive matchmaker. I In the long drive north to Port • Drake, Ann renewed her ac(**»'»*»««* with Colin as » man. i The *»sy intimacy ot their letters jwas font, and she felt strangely | Ay w;ili him. 1 "Ar« you pondering the results JLJ5* unoertain Process ot letter- writing, Ann?" he asked. "I'm wondering • Iitu*,» , e ofesMd. "where I got the idea *^'-- know you rather better •un «nyone else in thc world. I nought that, you know — until 1 «*w yt>u a»»in. And now I realize *** I *Hi r », rwlljr know you at 've flung in your direction. Of Bourse, needless to say I've probably made out a better case for nyself than it I'd left it lo your >wn observation—Dial's my busi- Ann laughed at him. "Look, Ann—need we be so po- ite? Think back on all the things •ou've told me—why I imdoubt- idly know more about you than 'our best triend. Remember me?" It worked. Tbey exchanged jrins, and dropped all formality Ann discovered that not only was Colin interesting, he was fun. • • * 'J'HEY reached Port Drake in time for lunch. It was a nice, clean-looking town, clustered cos- ly around thc harbor. They drove hrough the town, and up a hill lo m imposing great house, ovcr- ooking the Sound. "Is this your house?" Ann asked. Colin nodded, casually propri- ,- '' Bl !f—but—why do you want to build one, then?" she asked He grinned at her. "After'all, Ann—look at the size of it. We lost ot it shut up—use only dozen rooms. U's ridiculous to continue . . ." Ann nodded, "But it's a nice '•—:,' she said. "What will you ..'ith it, after you have another? "Children's Home," Colin said briefly. Ann was even more impressed by the inside of thc house. H was l°Y e iL < " 1 *ilde. a *>'e English house the green hills, gracious Is selling, but the — — the. enormous liv- ~« room, with high-beamed ceil- W6, huge stone fireplace, and old, mellow-looking furniture, caught , to build . r'n" 13 !." 1 ,' 1 so ™ h( *v. This ' ™ a ? mlt ' Bul il 's just a , n l W « ha PP v boyhood !"d it's a g r a nd house lor The present orphan^e isn't idequate, nearly. With this house they can have nt l^ast the out- ard semblance of a normal life." Ann wandered over to thc fire- lace, and stood there, looking up t Iho portrait tiiat hung above it t waS of a lovely girl, with golden curls and great gray eyes, a dimple m her soft round chin. "Who is she?" Ann asked. Colin came ond stood beside her. "My great-grandmother," he said. 'I love that picture—you'll have to have a special place for it in my new house. It's a Raeburn, you know—and the only Ihinj; that my father got from England, she was a Rreat person, Margaret Duncan. She lived to JC 90, and before she died, with icr own hands she wrote the address on the crated picture that was her sign of forgiveness lo her grandson, Michael Drake, exiled in disgrace from the land ot his birth—and doing right well in the land of his adoplion, I might add. It was five years before I was born that my father received that picture—and faint sounds or the family wrath were still echoing in my earliest memory." "Why was your father exiled in disgrace, Colin?" Ann asked. She loved lhe romantic sound of it. It was like something out of a book. "I never knew exactly," Colin admitted, "but I haven't a doubt lhat he deserved it. From what i know of his activities hers an»way. He was an old pirate.' when I knew him, and pirates don't usually spring into being full- fledged." Ann was n little shocked, and U showed on her face "Why Colin—" she protested. "Oh, he was a pirate on » bi« scale," Colin assured her "and If the scale is big enough, you're always forgiven for it-admired for it, even." "Did lhe rest of the family ever forgive him?" Ann asked. "I don't know rcaUy. They're ail gone, now, anyway. I'm QM only surviving Drake. Not enemy S" & a . Germ!m Prison c»mp, nor those incredibly unufc w»r- i 1 i l n*.!! rP -?,' s "?** "Uflkitnt to kUl HW. off." Colin jrinsed, «wl changed the subject «l*uptlr. "How-»bout lunch?" he Mid. _ (T> B* CWMtMMd) Whp; Me? MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1945 CMOK.HOWJ iBft POLISH OFF THIS .WASHINGTON COLUMN Education Behind Barbed Wire By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. March 11 (NEA) —The last of the German prisoners of war will be moved out of the , United States some time in June, says Brig.-Gen Blnckshear M. Bryan, lli e provost marshal general. A few big employers of farm labor who liked lhe idea of having this ready surplus of hands tried to get their con B re_ssini?ii i 0 delay lhe departure or the German POWs till after the harvest was m. But lhe Wnr Department 'urned thumbs down on this effort to provide competition for free American labor, and lhe prisoners rire now being shipped out «.? fast as boats are available? As n final phase of this bi° emigratio.u. 20.000 lumd-pickcd tried and tested anti-Nazi prisoners of war nre being given a one-, week short course la democracy .it Port Euslis, near Norfolk. Vri. They are put through the school n weekly groups of 2000. Alter their graduation -behind barbed wire, they are shipped to n. port oi embarkation mid i,, six weeks they are home, free men once again- Incidentally, the prisoners nre permitted to buy six cartons of _nrel s apiece before they lenve, their own graduation present to themselves, (o last them during their final six weeks of captivity. n plnnning ibis short course in democracy no effort hns been made to Americanize tlie Germans, says Lt.-Col. Edwr.rd Davison, head of lhe prisoner of war special projects division. Instead, he says, the accent has been put on educating the Germans aboul America and aboul what really happened in their own country. There are two big lessons. The first is how democracy works; the second is the lacl that In a democracy every individual must lake some responsibility lo make il work. The course of Instruction which the German POWs are put at Fori Euslis is something which ii would hurt no Aniertcian citizen to go through as a refresher in these trying times. There arc niorniiiff gaud afternoon lectures to groups ot lOOO at a lime in the post ihratrr. The subjects are fundamental. What is democracy? whni art rights? How can free and] men agree on a course of action? The course briefly covers the rights of the Individual under the American Constitution, I he iwo- . rly .system of politics in America, the danger of having too many parlies as compared with the danger of but a single parly, \.\M- American educational system! American economic life. etc. Of particular intercM in inn Germans .is, of course, the sen ion which deals with the histofv of democratic traditions in Germany Tlie failure of the Weimar Hc-rmb- Jic, Gcrmanys pi.ico in the world and the United Nations Organization's promise for the fmurr nre discussed. After the lectures, the sessions! are broken un Into groups of so for discussion. Here (he ai-Riiini; RC ts hot and heavy, {or the prisoners are encouraged to excrris,. tu\t freedom of speech, to ask each other searching questions and to answer them. In a session on the I.rnp.uc of Nations, the men contribute nit ot their own knowledge of conditions in Europe, anaivscs of such engrossing problems us w li.-.t happened when Italy invnrted Ethiopia when Germany invndrd lhe nhine- innrt and when civil war broke out jin Spain, and why Ih? Jeanne to change their Points of view- says Lt.-Col. A. w. Smith of Northwestern University, who is in charge of the Fol-t Eustic school. How much of America has rubljbed off and soaked in will take years to tell. But a few- stories give some indication Thousands or the prisoners have asked how they could Immigrate to America. When the German atrocity films wer c shown where violent Nazi were segregated, many were converted, and some confessed they were aslmmed to look their guards in the face. When President Roosevelt riied. 800 POWs tit a camp i,, Arizona signed a message of condolence to Mrs. Roosevelt mid the nation. The name Mississippi i s derived from two Algonquin Indian words "Maesi" meaning fish and "Slpu." river—fish river. | SIDE GLANCES by Galbroltfc "Her litislKiiul niusl be <loiiii< very well—Kaslcr's .slill more Ihan a inonlli olT and that's "a complete new outfit slic's wearing!" •THIS CURIOUS W<HPJ> . On« Tn <,~. , \Vh«t we have lfjfd , o do , s i im »n atmo.«p))e:-e in «.i,i c }, the G.rmans have a final chance 230,000 CROWS ARE ESriAWTEO TO LIVE IN A SINGLE ROOCT- WEAK l£ LAKGt* THAN \\OST PEOPLE THINK. ..BEWs AVA\OSr AS AS PENNSV1.VANIA, 3.11 * H'HDJ YOU WIPE UP TOE STAIRS, YOU WtPE Dc3ViN/'5iyr CLYDE MILLER, * .IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, (ffEA)-rn the 20lh Century-Fox comedy, "it Shouldn't Happen to a Dog." Allyn Josiyn plays a science editor harassed by \ queries regarding ti 1(! atomic bomb.- To make things realistic, the studio decided that a desk modef of the ntom would help. So a studjo representative called the California institute of Technology to ask 11 such a thine were available. "Certainly," he was told by a youpjj physicist. "But what kind of fin atom do you want There's un atom for every element, you know. 1 ' • • - • "It doesn't really natter," explained the studio man.. .'.'.We just want an atom model for a prop." "Oh. that's a cinch then." was Hie ready an.srer. "Out here we make 'em with Tinker Toys." The. King Brothers, producers who crashed > the blg-tlme with "Dillinger," decided fo have a major league technical director for their next. 'The Man In the Moon': a fhntasy of life on the moon, so they wired Albert Eiti- etein .an offer.. Wired back Einstein;- "Very sorry cannot accept. Am not competent in this matter." . . . Jimmy Stewart, nixed the role of Adam opposite Ingrid Bergman's Eve in Leeo McCarey's "Ad- nm and Eve." Stewart says he wont wear leopard skins or" a fig feaf. . . . Cilarles Bickford, ma- tj-onomio hero. of. the ladies-past- forty. competes romantically with young and virile Gregory p e ck for Jennifer Jones in "Duel in the Sun." "Duel in the Sun."" ladies. Is your • oyster. Jill Esmond, first wife of actor Laurence Olivier, has left Holly- wood, where she was none too successful, for a career In Brli* films. . . . Sight of the week! Bu» ^». eranddauBlitcr of tl, e a t e Iri'in s.. sntiiiB in a booth at the Wi'o«',i Derby cuddling ,, £ h u nk wo. not n two-legged one. The skunk's name was Petunia. Producer Robert Gulden's York hotel reservations got mixe uj) mid lie spent hts first night there in a Turkish bath ' Fanny Brice's brother U w opened a New Yprk night C lub on a Fndny the i 3t h. Panny wim , «,„; Arcnt you taking an awful chance?" Wired back;: "It "t flops Ivc got n 1)P ,.fect our- u.ortiY 1 D " vis ,. ls »™«-lnre *SO,«9»' •AOith of diamonds in "Lot* Takes a Holiday." U 's her first 8 amor role. anrt she insisted that (lie Fturtlo rent genuine jetrels' rathcr than use -studio imitation*. . . Orchestra leader Clwirlie B«f- net niul Carl Post have written a screen i.lav. "The Case of the Wired Jockey.". . . when Danny Kayc closed his New Ylrk par*, mount theater engagement, smashing all records for business in the house, the band played Avild Lang Sync and GOOD customers stood-uu am! joined lii m in uic chorus'; Jane Kussell will warble 'one number. "Sittin' and a-Rociih ; '" on thai p.a. lour with "The Outlaw." That's not what the censors will be .doing-. . .:. charted Bo.vcr is ca.>>lijig around for 'a stage play to take him back ' to Broadway. . . . Clark Gable arid Lana Tiiriiei- have turned down ;'Luck Baldwin." both declaring it is a too hurried re-make 'of "Honky Tonk." . . . Sarah Churchill, daughter of Winston, is trylrig for a film career. Former Official HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured U. S. 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Hoople HEY, ALVlM.' INE. ALwJftVfi ¥j%f? T Wi<^U T waa IM \/^, ^ ^ /, ALMlM.' I^E A.LVJACVS MieDToeEE: AA.V TEACHER - THROUGH A C^-OSEb \MtKTOOW.'-^-Tl-Vij PET MOUSE OP SPORTS IS THE. OPPORTUNITY T'\)E B66^H\Jltvie FOR —— I CftSi CARRY HlXA "TO SCHOOL r wisi-i i WAS INS YOUR. F2OOM,lEANOER.-v-TH.KT " OLiGvAT/X B£ A>i &OOD AS PICKLE FACTCRV . . -— BUT IF SPOPCT , . - - — ^ DOT SOU ^ OFP WITH PETEV BA.T YOU POR T«O Out Our Way ByJ. R. Williams ptrM*T TOLD YOU TO KEEP THAT IM-PEOPLE CAM TGLL BV TH' WOTCHES IM IT MANY STREET: NOLI CROSSED

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