The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 19, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 19, 1944
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PAGE'FOUB COURIER NEWS THE COURIKB NEWS CO. ' , i .'' • H. W. HAINES, Publisher 51 • • BAMUEL P. NORRI8, Editor « JAMES A. OATENS, Advertising Manager 5.80!? National Advertising Representatives: W>ll»ce s 'Wilmer Oo, New York, Chicago, De- trtlt, Atlanta, .Memphis. ^Published Every Afternoon Except Bunday Entered as second class matter at the post- otflce at Blythevllle,-Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. , Served by the United Press r SUBSCRIPTION RATES «By carrier In the city of Blytheville, 20c per week, or 85c per month. "Sy mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4 00 per yeir, $2 00 for six montlis, $1 00 for three months; by.'mall outside 50 mile zone $1000 per year payable in advance. A Reasonable Request rSome 165 woikcrs at the Ricc-SLix p|$nt have, openly stated in n petition to-'the' National Labor Relations Board tliat they cL not want unioii member• sl\ip, despite nine months effort on the p£)i of CIO organizers to line them up. ! r. Their petition asks that the Nn' tijrial Labor Relations Board protect , tfem from further organization efforts > bjt the Amalgamated Clothing Workers i of, America and that they be left "to ' pursue our orderly endeavors in peace j and harmony." It also asks that the NLRB' "protect the interests of the majority of the employees of this fac- ; tojy rts diligently as they have strived ' to protect the interests of the CIO . ." ». We are told that there are between 260 and 260Rice-Stix employes in the local-plant eligible for. union membership, if this'is* true, then the signers of the petition definitely constitute a majority, ' and their plea deserves full consideration. : - The issue might have been settled ' some time ago had the workers themselves been given the opportunity to vote, but since the scheduled election to determine preference of the workers was "indefinitely postponed'.' by the NLRB,-the controversy still exists. £ The 'union people say they arc determined to keep on until they line up a!big majority, which at this time they . 4p not appear to have. ''. We sincerely' believe most of* the BJythevillc garment workers arc satisT ffed with working ; cpnditions at the Ip- r|i plant, and that''the majority would 1$ perfectly willing to ; continue with {Rings as they are without the union people taking a hand in their affairs. We also recognize and respect the rights of the pro-union group. l\ But we hold that the question 'o[ union membership is for the workers themselves to decide. Apparently, 165 of them already have made up their minds, They say they do not want the union. Since the NLRB did not carry out its scheduled election and permit the workers to say it with ballots, the ISfLRB should give all consideration to the plea ,of this group. ^ It seems to us a fair, and reasonable request. Still Eating BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)'' COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1944 frozen foods, and iio ice for refrigerator cars. And when tho cars did move, heavy traffic delayed them.'But we're going to cat. ; We don't say these fears and alarms were groundless, either. We do contend that the latest D, of A. estimates give cause for pride to everybody who had anything to do with food raising and distributing this year. According to these estimates there will be lots of fruit and vegetables {fresh and canned), abundant food grains, plenty of the cheaper grades of meal, There will be less butter than in the memory of the oldest inhabitant, but on the other hand there should be plenty of milk to go around. All this, of course, lakes into account the feeding of our soldiers and taking care of the lend-leasc and other exports. Yes, it's been a good job. Along with this heartening information the D. of A. has thrown in a chart which is enlightening and intriguing. It shows our eating habits in (he vegetable, dried bean and white and sweet potato categories over a period of 34 years. It gives evidence that Hie efforts of the nutritionists and slim- silhonette advocates have borne fruit —or perhaps carrots—in the last three decades. Until point rationing temporarily reversed the trend, the humble potato was slowly moving into n-class with the poison mushroom. Our per capita spud consumption dropped from 105 pounds in 15)09 to 121 in 1030. And oven in point-rationed 1943 it was only , 130. On the other hand, we numbered fl'l.B pounds of leafy, green and yellow vegetables in 1942 and 88.1 last year, as against C0.7 pounds in 1018. (Apparently nobody ate enough fresh forage before then to bo worth keeping track of.) Today potato consumption is rising, and that of vegetables has dip- V>ud. But it' only a wartime phenomenon which can't last. With peace and plenty, the slimming and/or starvation died will again come into its own and the starchy spud will continue its decline. So revel in the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes and, the delectable joys of home, Vfried;r.^fhile it's still patriotic lo do so. 1 "Haven'l yon read tlisi our ««'! supply will be cut !o ; 75 per cciil Ihis winter? Whal lieller lime could 1 pick to buy. this new tui' coat?" SO THEY SAT •„ All year pessimistic reports of Uic food situii'i- '•', have blown upon the public in cold gusts of alarm. But now the Department of Agriculture has dispelled them with the comforting assurance that civilian America will go right on eating through the rest of 19'M, and probably into 1945. C There was the acute labor shortage oil the farm and in food processing industries. There was the drought. Then abundances rose up lo plague the country. Warehouses were found full of eggs. There was no price ceiling on i It Is my hope that, we can devise a tax plan thai may remain -unchanged for a, .suflleient length of time to permit business to plan Intelligently for the future—Rep. Robert L. Drought.™ (D) of North Carolina, chairman Ways and Menus Committee. » • • Had German youth been educated in schools similar lo our American high schools, and liberal arts colleges, Uiey would not have been as pro- flclenl goosc-sleppers, hul they would rot have been lakcn in by Ihc swastika—Dr. Carl A. Kallgrcn, Colgate U. dean. We are winning the war but the needs of our roldicrs, sailors and marines arc as great, ns ever. To supply the demands lor the weapons and materials ol war calls for continued production so Hint Ihc battles inny end and lives be spared.—President Roosevelt. » » • Our iulurc greatness depends lo an important extent on school and college clnssc. 1 ; which arc inliinte human societies In which the teacher Is a lender rather than n lecturer, and the student a junior colleague rather than n mental museum lo be stuffed with factual furniture.—Dr. Henry T. Moore, president Skldmorc College. * • * No trminees, not even the business of the great Government of the United Stales, can long pursue a continued policy of .spending more than It collects.—Rep. Robert L. Doughlon (D) of North Carolina, chairman Ways and Means Committee. ByWnilam Ferguson- •THIS CURIOUS WORLD POOLS OF WATER SERVED THE. ANCIENTS AS A STONE INTO THE WATER. AND .DESTROYING A PERSONS • IMAGE WAS SUPPOSED TO BRING HIA\ FRO/A THIS CAME OUR MODERN SUPERSTITION RE&4ED1NS YOU PAID POSTA&E ON LETTERS WHEN YOU THEM. WHERES CLMER Van Johnson—charming and interesting in u quiet, friendly way; Bill Glrnrd—Hie 20th Century- Fox producer; Felix Ferry—nn agent associated wllh the Leland llaywarcl agency; Helmut Dantlnc; Errol . Flynn; Arthur Hornblow, Jr., ex-husband ot Myrnn Loy; Jose fturbi; Dou Lopcr, the dancer; Frank Oi-.saltt, the agent, and Brian Ahcrnc. According to ancient legend, "! aril men" once inhabited Moorea in Society Islands of the South Seas. Shoes are co«41y— have them renewed where exacting care combined with superlative workraan- thelr being properly Insure repaired. Every style of repair Is made here —RIGHT1 ., QUaUITY SHO€ SHOI* 12.1 w," M«i>r ST. • Dr. J. L Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main ANSWER: Panama Canal Zone. NEXT: Grass-fed carp. In Hollywood BY KKSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Corwspomlcnl Hollywood's No. I wolf (Ah-o-o-o- o-o-o) bared his teeth today mid bristled in defense of what he culled the most mnllgncil character of modern times—the Hollywood wolf. "The genuine wolf." .lean Negu- Icsco—a gentleman worthy of such a compliments-said, "Is a personality of charm nnd the ideal companion for the beautiful lady. "He Is definitely not a heel." Having cornered a fiickervillc wolf, we figured we might us well let him have his say. After all, ladles who speak derisively of the Hollywood wolves continue to accept their invitations. film "Nobody Lives Forever," h which actor John Garficld stars. When the lights go on along the night club strip, Ncgulcsco is boi viyant, master of the continent!! charm, gourmet extraordinaire, and companion of such glamor ladies a Veronica Lake and Anita Colby. THK FORMULA So let's let the wolf howl in dc fense of Hollywood wolves. He howls "Sometimes I get very disturbe about this matter—not for mysel you understand—because somethin that really requires a great deal o bin Ins and talent is turned ai twisted into a very unfortunate mi By ot Introduction, Jean (Ah-o-o-o-o-o-o) Negulesco cuts quite a swath in the nocturnal scene of Hollywood and In the glare of day as well. Hy day he is Wnrner Bros', top director at the moment. He mega- phoned "The Mask of Dlmltrlos." just, completed "The Conspirator;-'' with Hcdy Uimarr and Paul Heu- rcid, and now he's working on the understanding. "I suppose the principal c Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way ByJ. R.Williams WELL, VOU'VE \ PICKED TH' BEST \ WAV IM 1rf WORLD,) TO COWVIMCE HIM OF IT.' 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RU6S,BOT COULD f\ MPvhi OP M- FORGET pianntion of It Is tliat there arc lot of fellows nroimcl Holly\voo( wlio would love to be wolves b lmiily cannot seem to make t rnde. "Now, for example, there are cci'tnln group of brothers in Hollywood who arc rather persistent fitli the young ladles, hut they persist in the old continental hnnd- klsslng routiue. which became old hat nbout the time of the busllc. That's the sort ol thing that gives \vdU'cs n 1 bad immc. "First of all. understand one thinj. Tlic real wolf never Is so f.miclie, never commits the vmfor- pivr.b'.c Inux pas of indulging i': what Is KO crudely referred to as 1'inaktng the pass.' That is clumsy. I 'These are a few of his accomplishments and virtues. He dresses well, but never obviously. In (net, he Is never obvious about anything Ire docs. He is a gourmet. Kc knows where to go for food, tor dining, for Atmosphere. He know/, what foods and which wines to order. He is an excellent dancer, particularly in the rhumba and the t,mgo. but he never dances ill a manner to attract notice on the floor. He is completely devoted to his partner. "He observes all the little nice- VIII AFTER his shower, when he stood before llic mirror and knotted his lie, Walt felt as young as he had ever felt. He was not the yoimu buck who had courted Margaret Ross; but he hnd taken ' care of himself. He was still physically in the pink. He kept up with the times.' He was a success in his business, respected, honored, popular. Ho was too old to go to the front in this war, but in his day in France he had not dodged wounds or death; they had dodged him. He had moved about so swiftly that lew of Margaret's letters had reached him. But she was at the dock when his transport came in. And she held higli lor him to sec—a baby! When finally he was free lo lake her in his arms, she said: "I, too, have not been idle." "Why, you're only a kid!" lie had 'laughed, "A kid wilh a kid! What is it—a he or n she?" "A he—like his father, and named after him lo cany on his glorious name." That was tho way she had talked ot him then. But the boy had died and lakcn Walt's "glorious name" into the grave. It was an agony even lo think of that loss. .Yet it had bound them together. .Years later she had borne a girl. CojiyrlsM, 1344, NJBA Service, Inc. fling her young body into his irms, kissing him, clenching him, babbling with delight in his return roni the hateful office tbat had Kept him 'from her all the long day long. IS key trembled in the lock as ho opened Ihc door. And as of old, he wanted lo shout, "Meg!" Meg!" But he was met by the eternal radio-blare she lived in. The radio-turmoil brought Walt down the years wilh a mortal shock. The woman he lived wilh was not the girl he had married. She did not run lo welcome him. She did not rise from her chair, or even smile. Her eyes turned his way with a jaded indifference as he stood on the doorsill, feeling bereft of something precious that he could nol bear to lose. lie could not let his drcnm go without n struggle. He went to her and kissed her. She did nol return his kiss or his words of cn- dc-nrmenl. She merely mumbled: What brings vou home so arly?" 'Homesick, I guOFs" ho mum- >lcd. She laughed that to scorn, tics that mean so much to a woman.} She would not name it Margaret, He finds out which are her favor- -because, she snici, one Margaret itc flowers and sends them. \ was enough in her lover's me. She I'iCKS "TEN BEST" | took u lc name "Jennifer" from a "Most of all, he must have n good :'book. sense of humor, particularly alxml j ghe lr ••—•.,-•• render himself. U his engagement docs not' thcn; a . Blcat reni : c . r ' o( "romance materialize us Interestingly as he lhcn ^ „ ,,„,,„„ jn romancoc hoped, he must accept the loss in companion, if not to himself." Jean Negulesco picked Ihe 10 best wolves lii Hollywood. Here they tvrc: " '1 ' what she had since become. As lie drove home, he halt ex in those first years run U ucnjjiii, but her mother began to, nag at lier—like sullen Winter persecuting Spring. Walt went to' his room to escape the ancienli conflict, but he could hear liar-) garct's ancient reproaches: "When I was young, girls' obeyed their parents. And don't' vou waste that innocent look on me. It may fool your father, but it don't fool me. It you and yout' boy friends are up to no mischief why can't you receive 'em here like decent people do?" "Young people like young peo-j pic," Jennifer answered rebel-] liously. "You go to other girls' homes. Or so you say." '"The other girls' mothers keep out of sight. Or else, they keep up with the times." : "Oh, so you're ashamed of your mother!" "You could be as bright as any of them, it you would." i "It's yourself you're really ashamed of. When I wns a girl no young man would have dared ask me lo slay out late at night. There was no gossip about me, I can tell yon." "Oh, Mama, Mama, why do yoxi havo to talk like a dodo?" "You speak to your own mother like she was a—a—I don't know vhal!" '•Neither do I," Jennifer laughed, nit bilierly. "You may have been : nit he went lo the radio and cut >ut the noisy world lo be wilh icr. She snapped: "Leave it alone, can't you? I'm istcning to a serial." Then abruptly she remembered >hc had a grievance. She seemed •Uwsiys to have one waiting for lim. "When that daughter ot yours ..mcs in—if ever she does—you'd cotter speak to her. She won'! listen to me. Last night she didn't get in till this morning. It was the same the night before. I declare I don't know what this generation is coming to." "What has our generation come lo?" he was about to retort, but he heard Jennifer's young voice outside calling laughing goodbys lo "Tom." * « » \Y/W,N Jennifer came in s» c " brought youth and beauty, and my mother once, but now you're t an I-clon't-knbw-what!" Walter! Waller Hilyard!" Mar- sraret shrieked. "Do you hear what !iis ungrateful daughter of yours ? s saying to her own mother? "Oh yes, I he:ir it," Hilyard answered drearily. "And I'm sure the neighbors ore all tuned in on your broadcast, too." ( "I'm horribly sorry, Daddy,", Jennifer said. "I apologize, Mama I try to be respectful but I can t seem to do anything to please, vou. Weren't you over a girl? baddy, was she |( likc this when you married her?" "Jennifer!" He had to scold her to keep from admitting the hcorl-brcakmg facts. Jennifer Deemed to understand. He caught a look ot pity in her eyes. She sighed, "Poor Daddy!" whirled and'ran from the room. . (/To Be Continued), •" '^. A h *?

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