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PACE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 15,1946 1HK BLiraJEVlIIJ COUEDtB NEWS H. W. BAOflS, MMMMT •AMOHi F. MORUB^ ^"^»« Bol* MkUoud Adwrttelnj BcpncenUttTM: Oo, New Tort, Chlowo. D*- troU,, PubUnhed Erery Arteraooc Kxeept BiiiuUj filtered u MCODd clui matter at the port- offlc* at BlythrrtU*, Arkant** under act at Ooo- . October 9. 1917. Serred by tbe United Pnm SUBSCRIPTION r By e«Ti« in tN;dty o* .,._ •uburtmn town wber*' carrier fenrloe !• milo- uloed, 30c per week, or Me per montb. • By uuU. within a radlua of 40 mllwi M40 p* year, 12 00 for itz month*, »1.0C for Urn* month*; By mall outdde 80 mil* tone, »10.*> pir f«tt •jwyabte la advance. . ' Atomic Confusion The IVuman-AttlcQ. statement of some months biick was scarcely the last word on tlie disposition of thc atomic bomb. In fiicl, it seems to'have been largely ignored and forgotten. The debate continues in all .strata of society. Just the other day Di\ Arthur H. Complon took issue with the majority of his distinguished colleagues who worked on the Manhattan Project. He told thc Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America that we should keep atomic weapons until an international police force is established to which those weapons can be transferred. Most of the other atomic-bomb scientists seeem to favor sharing the "secret" with the rest of the world. So confusion is adde'd to confusion, Statesmen, congressmen, military leaders, and scientists disagree among themselves and with each- other. The layman, who also Has some slake in the disposition of this \yeapon, nattirntiy doesn't know* who is right, who is wrong, or what to think. It seems to us that it would be well if these men who share the knowledge of and respojisibility, for controlled nuclear fissidh wblild get lobtith'Sr and answer, to'the best of their ability, some pertinent' questions by way Of supplying the world's ordinary people with some needed background. How "secret" is the atomic boirib secret, anyway ? Is it a secret of method or resources or both? Should the secret be shared? Can the secret be shared? If it can, will the United States and Great Britain be able to convince the rest of the world—p'arlictilarly: Russia—that they will not use atomic weapons for aggressive war? If it cannot, how -much has already been learned through "spying"? Theae are not easy yes-or-no (|iies- tions, even for men with greatest , wisdom and knowledge of the subject. But' the. whole problem would be a little easier for the world public to grasp if the present aimless barrage of personal opinion were replaced by one set of expert conclusions. Given those conclusions, it would then be time to commence a more intelligent world-wide discussion of the most pertinent question of all: Should anyone have the atomic bomb? It is our belief that if the John Does of the world could speak their minds freely, they would answer no. Those John Does know that tlie first alpmic bomb was lo ftiture developments what the first cannon was lo the present l'6-ilicli gun or. the Wright brothers' first plane was to the modern bomber. * They know that some later, infinitely more tletully atomic bomb in the hands of United Nations forces would still be unable to' fick out the evil from the innocent and unoffending' civilians, and that it vvblild be us jjriJat a threat to civilization as if- it- were in trite hands of un aggressor. We also believe that if the Joliii Does had to accept tr& threat of world destruction as a -companion of research into the peaceable; beneficial uses of atomic enuVgy, th<iy would say, "Let us abandon atomic research. So long as the threat of the bomb exists, mankind is not worthy of recoivitiK tHe benefits of such research, or capable of using Ihem wisely." Beauty Sometims Grow From Decaying Substance Possible Delay Car-hungry New Yorkers arc snapping up new English automobiles as fast as they can bo shipped' ovrir here. That will probably be the cue for some congressman to suggest that we wait and see whether British industry gels on its feet before strike-stymied American industry gets into production— and then talk about making the British a loan. I Am the Law Mayor Frank Hague has instructed the Jersey City police to ignore a New Jersey court injunction against mass picketing. So when a group of 150 supervisors sought to enter the VVestinjrhousb plant ttirongh an illegal mass picket line of 6lb : electrical workers, rn6unte.d and foot Jersey City Cops helped the defiant strikers repel the supervisors. Now you 1 know why the sage of the Jersey Swamps is known ' as' Frank (I Am the Law") Hague. * .IN HOLLYWOOD I c WASHINGTON COLUMN SO TMlY SAt We in Ihe lirnltcd States must lise our great sli'enelh and power to advance lh,e naliotifil well-being by rnlsluB tite living- siandards of the American people' and strengthing the bnsls for lasUiiij IKace' and prospe'iity'.—President Ttiunan. * » » Can a nalion that mint and delivered hundreds or billions in armaments -be bafiltid by a trilling: task of building u hundred thousand homes a month?—Henry J. kaiser, industrialist. * * • The vast majority of our obstetricians snd pediatricians ar e practicing In tlie larger urban areas, yet 60 per cent of the children are living in small towns and rural areas.—Dr. Martha M. Eliot. Lnbor Department Children's Bifreau. T" C* j ' • ^ Jo Jina by Horel He^et^flj SRKVl'cE, t^f. Mr\ T came into the gloom of the big house, from the spring sunshine. "Mrs. Christmas," she called. "Here I am, child," Mrs. Christmas answered, hurrying down the hall. "I just came from the post office. I have a letter from Colin —he'll be home next week. And I've got cold feet. Do you think he'll like the house?" Mrs. Christmas patted her reassuringly. "Of course he will child, Mr. Colin's always been nice—so long as he got his own way. You musV ha'v¥ cc-tiviricea him you were pretty smart, for him to go off that way and leave you to build and lumish his house. He generally don't have so much confidence in other people." Ann sat down on a footstool and hugged her knees. "I don't know why he has confidence in me—he doesn't like people very much, usually, does he? In all the letters I've had from him this past winter, he's told me all about so many people, and none of them have been nice. I sometimes wonder what he really thinks of me, beneath that cordial and charming manner/ 1 "Huh! I wouldn't worry, if I was you," Mrs. Christmas said brusquely. "He don't put himse'lj out none for people he don't like." "And he has put himself out for me, hasn't he?" Ann said thoughtfully. "Spending all this time away from his own home. 1 "Th»t't nothin 1 new. He's been enjoyin' )\ims*lf," Mrs. Christmas •*** '«TB bt flwJ to have him tbiuth. You tort' of miss havin' a man around the house, even when they're ornery." "Colin isn't ornery," Ann said, m laughing protest. "He's Jjie most thoroughly decent man I've ever known, 1 think." "You ain't known many, have you? Oh, he's all right, even if he is a man." "I like men, Mrs. Christmas," Ann sold confidentially. "Belter than women, 1 think." "Yon ain't never lived with one yet," she retorted. • * « ^NN walked slowly up. the path to the new house. It still looked a little bore, though she had hurried the gardener oS ! fast as she could, but he told her, "You can't miss. own sweet time a-growin'. I do , hurry grass and shrubs, They gotta just take their . the best 1 know how, and God's gotla do the rest. 1 She let herself in the front door, and took a final survey lour of the house. Everything was finished, now. The house looked comfortable, and livable. The furniture was modern— "comfortable-modern stered Ann *|d. said—uphol- creams and beiges There were coffee tables in light colored woods, convenient to chairs. The lamps were white with while shades. Bits of color came from the bright cushions on the couches, from copper cigare ooxcs and pottery ash trays. The Racburn hung above the mantel lending a note of authenticity am serenity to the room. Ann felt a little guilty about th bedroom. It was a nice room, bu definitely co-ed," os she had read somewhere. There were twli beds because they made Cor bet ter looking decoration. !f Colii didnt like it, he could mo- of them out! ., Satisfied with her tour, dcsplt the bedroom, Ann went back t the hying room, and sat down the --->- ••- •'•' dow ouches, arid. Iooke4.put across" the ound. Now that the' house was 11 done, and so completely every- hing she wanted in' a hcjuse, Ami a little sad. Arid then, be- ause alt^r alt' these' months of VOrklng with it, she was about to ose it, she sheet ,a few tears. She idn't know just where she was Ir6in there. * • • jf^ITH her eyes on a white sail sweeping across the path ol he sun on .the Sound, Ann re- lembered the Averting Alan had ome hom«, and the family Con- erence about Cplif\. Alan had eeh quite hardboiled about it. He sounds like B good b«t to me, 'nn. 6l<«n .onto him, if you're smart girl." Connie was more eiitle. "I think he's -jiice, Anri. And I .think he's doing mor* for 'oil than you quite realize." Davey sided with Alan. "The gentleman not only is a dlstln- [uish^d y/riter, Ann, but he's a 'ery prosperous guy as well. We •arry .his brokerage Account, /arid he's dqtnf rlfVit w.ell fpV rfittiisilf on the rnarke'f. These's lurhb'cr md shipping money there, too. t's comparatively small change hat he picks up from writing." The family meant \vcll, Ann' realized. Dad didn't say anything at all. Dad's whole attitude toward his children always was, 'They know what they're doing, so leave 'em alone." Ann lit a cigaret, and propped her chin on her hand, her elbow on the window-sill. She thought perhaps it was the view she would miss the most. She liked views. It was nice to have water and mountains to look out on. She was going to miss it like the devil. Deep in her reverie, she didn't ""*!. ">»«ic in tic bay w,in by the joining of th*' tw hear footsteps across the thick carpet, but suddenly 3 hand was on hers, and a low, well-remembered voice said, "Hullo, my dear." Ann turned, startled but joyful. "Colin!" she cried, "t thought you weren't coming till next week." "After I wrote you, I got to thinking about home, and suddenly I couldn't wait any longer, so I hopped a plane and here I am. It's a very lovely house, Ann- will you jKow it to' me?" John L. Jitters BY PETER EDSON N|;A Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Mar. 15. (NE/Vi —Every time Ihe United Mine Workers act ready to negotiate a new contract,^the operators, the government, and the general public yet 'the John L. Lewis jitters. The government fears Lewis is out to wreck tile new" wage-price policy. Opcra- .•tors talk big about not being intimidated by this "dictator." And the general public, in an emotional tizz.y, loses -sight of any common sense appraisal as to what the ar- igiirhent is all about. Prom the miners' viewpoint, any background sludy of today's eonl sfrijje threat mnst include these • factors: , There has been no increase in basic pay rales for the miners since .1941, when thye were raised $1 a djfy. That gave the miner si an hour for a seven-hour day. flve- diiy week, a total of S35 a week. When the war came on. U. S. coAl mines were about onc-holf ipechanlzetl. when mechanization began. Lowis and the U.M.W. executive board accepted it without protest and stood pat, in the belief that it would mean lower cost of operation and, therefore, greater earnings out of which to pay miners more money. Lewis thought, ton, that lower costs would mean greater consumption of coal, and thus more employment. MINE MECHANIZATION OlTTMODES WAGE RATES Today about 55 per cent of the mines are mechanized. Bill (he miners contend that since mechanization began the union has not been able to sit down with th c operators and write a contract truly rcclcct- ing thc advantages of mechanization through a rcclassificnlion of al! jobs and skills in thc industry. Some adjustments have been imidn, but in general wage rates iu thc coal industry are still based on an old pick-and-shovel mining standards. Operators claim their costs of operation are now S'J 0:i per ton. Mine Workers' officials can be counted on to dispute thrst 1 figures as bein^ a dollar or more per ton too high. U is out- of this margin that thc union hopes to squoozc th- increase. 1 ; it will demand in writing a new contract. During the war, the Kovenmiciit. in effect, sat in on all w;mc negotiations, in order to enforce its stabilization program. Al what point (he government steps in now, and how insistently, has yet to ln> determined. If new wage demands boost the operators' costs and thc new wage-price policy prevents an Increase in coal prices, a nt<v question U raised concerning how much of a wage Increase can br ^ranted. To get increased coal production needed In the war. a supplementary ampndment to the contract was agreed lo. iinthorizing a 5-1-hour work week of -si* nine-hour days. In place of wage increases, thc minors were given compensation (or travel lime in thr mines, lunch periods with pay. ^nd paid vacations. These extras amounted to a little over six dollars n week. In addition to which the miners got time-nnd-a-half tor ovntimc on all hours above 35 a work. AVERAOE MINER NOW WORKS 45 HOURS A \VKKK Actually, few miners ever worked the full 54-hour week. The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts tlio industry average today at 45 hour.s a week, although the operators still get a 12'v-cont per ton increase granted thorn as reimbursement for producing coal on a Tvl-hour weekly basis. and oilier skilled workmen in the industry will be attempted in negotiating a new contract. Employed in the coal industry today are slightly less than 500.000 people. Over 150.000 miners went illlo the armed services, and an- other 50.000 left the mines to taki better paying and pleasanter job. in war plants. How many of these 200,000 will return to the mines is questionable. Because younger men have left the mines, the average ag of the miners has advance'd during Ihe war from 32 to 51 years. Theri are an estimated 30,000 over-ag 1 miners who should bo retired. Chicago has than any other States. G(H hotels, mor city in" the Unite | SIDE GLANCES if q.ibil» BY KRSKINK JOHNSON :>'KA Slaf/ C'urreslHinilent HOLLYWOOD.'Mill 1 . 15. (NEA1- No filling -italioii would be complete without one of t!ie September Morn calendars which Zoe Mont prilnis. The attractive UUle red-headed- rtist recently created liation-wide f oinnienl with her painting of Jano lusscll as Rio in "The Outlaw." Zoe has her own favorite Holly- •ood "art models." They are Ida ,unlno, Jeanne Crain. Mary Andei 1 on. and Peggy Kuudscn. "They've B»t tc> be voiupltious nil slim," Zee Insists, nervously a'mnjng on aiiother clgaret. "Lupl- ip'iihd Kimdseh are perfect—and '' Grain's figure is so inleiest- L I can forgive that over- Wet fnce." "Mary Anderson's instep is wonderful." says Zoe. "That's the final curve wlll'h jnakes n woman's good. And Mary's rib box is i honey." The rib box, jutting forth over i concav e diaphragm, is n pretty .hliiB. according to Zoe. "You get t from swimming." confided Zoc —and then went on in a feminine ind inconsistent way to say that Esther Williams wouldn't do ut nil. /.OK GIUDKS WGURES Zoe, who knows everyining about figures, isn't afraid of percentages, either. She went down the list of Hollywood glamor girls with all the confidence o( a high school teacher, giving out the grades. Tlie four previously mentioned— Lupino, Grain. Anderson, and Knudsen—cam 0 out with 100 each. Linda Darnell made 95 and Susan Hny- ward and Joan Caulfield BO apiece. As for Ava Gardner: "She's Rov most everything- -she's 98 per cent perfect." "Funny tiling, most girls with wonderful figures have funny little noses," Zo c said, plugging a pus;. "Marlenc Dietrich is still tops. ' too." slie's one of the few nc- treises out of the ingenue class who would still be good figure models. Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck, and Claudette colbirt. all with SO per cent, are also in thru class. "Many great actresses d.ep4nd upon Adrian, not nature," Zcc'VL.*.- Right then she Loy. Norma Shearer, ' nrul plains. My run Garbo. 1.AKK FOOTS THE LIST \ At the loot of the class were Veronica Lake, with 50; Dorothy Lamour, with 65. and Barbara. Halo, with 00, Loretta Young micie a passing 05; and Lana Turner just broke 80. "The perfect figure for nudes is 'usually 'not lull," relates Zoe, who's petite herself. "Most, of my best models arc about five feet, two inches. 1 7af branched out into the intei> national scone. "Chinese women arc tlie most, raved. but It's only lately theyve hud. 'nerve enough to let the world know iliat fact. . "South American women hitvc bcuatlful figures, loo. And they Pick clothes which show tl\em off," Zoe said. The artist thought it might, be diet. "In those countries they keep away from starches and eat a lot "of fipsii beautiful in the world!" Zoe "They're perfectly formed fruit ant! comment. vegetables," was her After being preserved for i 20 years, snake venom was found to be as poisonous as ever. It takes 12.000 cattle heads' lo make one pound of the pltuithry substance used in medical scie;»c. Read Courier News Want "Adi. How about ny liimnrrnw oil and I'.si'orlitig my \vilV on ;i .shopping lour lo hdp her i-;i|)luiT some scarce imrivliiiiulisi-'.'" * THISCUKSGUS WQRL9 Tile current S58 weekly earnings figur e n"°lecl - by DLS for the in- dtislry includes supervisors n nd others whose higher pay rates step ui> the average salary. Hoclasslflcnlloa of pay rates for Jhcsc supervisor.'! ''WE EAT&REENS TO KEEP IN THE PlNyc,"jj..j- A\<?S. A. LLMKk, THERE IS NO IN BAY RUM/ U. S. Governor HORIZONTAL 6 Symbol for 1 Pictured U. 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