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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 20, 1944
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PAGEfFOUR THE.BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' .- f, , THE COURIER NEWS CO. -' -. <• . H. W. HAJNES, Publisher '«. SAMUEL P. NORBIS, Editor • : JAMES A. 0ATENS, Adverttslog Manager • * Sole National Advertising Representatives: WmlJace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit; "Atlanta, Memphis. t PuMtshed Every Alternoon Except Sunday ! Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Dlytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. T'Served by the United Press ! SUBSCRIPTION RATES ' By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 20o per week, or 85c per month. , By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per ; year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by rofcU outside' 50 mile zone 110.00 per year payable In advance. fortunate Second Thought J Probably we should rejoice in the report thai delegates conferring at Dumbarton Oaks have decided to give tjie smaller nations a voice in estab- lishing'and maintaining peace through international co-operation. Actually, wo; might be a trifle aghast to Icnni ; that they had strong notions to the . contrary at first. • It has also been reported—all is reports, leaks and rumors from this closed conference—that early drafts of fjvo- security plan gave power of veto only to four major powers. This would Rave allowed powers to requisition facilities and troops from small nations \yithoiit. giving Ilicm a chance to vote on or even discuss the decision. Happily, fhe delegates seem now to have Keen the light. Some engineering problems tend to .» increase or develop when a small working model is expanded to full-scale plant operation. Perhaps the same is true in moving the machinery of peace from a national to an international stale. * But it is hard to see how the diplomatic mind could have departed quite so s ,far from established principles of fain\ess as,they seem to have in their first draft -of a world-wide security union." * t That first draft" would not have been •discernibly. 'lifferont from a move in this country so refuse the representatives' of our less pipnhvted states the right to vote on a declaration of war, and then to draft the soldiers of those plate's for the armed forces: - '>In short, the delegates' early phi!- ;osophy was, its one of them is said to have eventually discovered, "taxation Without representation." I Maybe all this is undue worry about something that never happened. But it rs nevertheless disquieting. It is nice to know that the idea of a virtual coalition of big powers has been abandoned and that small nations will not be voiceless iji any dispute between n small power ,.. £rul a great one. Yet it would have been ' nicer to know that the idea never came , up. [ Here, it seems to us, is one more argument calling off the guard at Dum.' barton Oaks and letting the world know what goes on there. Otherwise the conferring governments must face the certainty thai some of their citizens will make the suspicions accusation of "open |oyenanls".arrived at in secret session. I And they will not lie able to keep those citizens from wondering what, if anything, went on that didn't leak through'the secrecy. * Rfepqrtorial Instinct I One of the most arresting quotas •from the latest Quebec conference r-ne, to our. mind, in the first day's Story when Mr. Roosevelt called out to J*fr..Churchill, "Eleanor is here." .( This was almost in the class of ns- BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.JXCOURIEU NEWS . Ironoinical phenomena. Except for the trip to Monterrey in 19-13, the orbits of our widely traveled cbie( executive and his peripatetic first lady have not joined in recent years. Naturally we don't know what brought this conjunction about. But we are inclined to credit it to the journalistic instinct of Mrs. Roosevelt, an industrious columnist. She has seen the bottoms of coal mines and the Pacific fronts. She has rubbed shoulders, to say nothing of noses, with many peoples. But she never has had a firat- hand, reportorial idea of .what is said and done at one of those Roosevclt- Chiirchill conferences! Probably such a lack of coverage was just more than the natural curiosity of a working newspaperwoman could bear. Vocal Complications It may be a gag of Frank Sinatra's press agent, but a communique from Vancouver says the local school boartl is going to investigate The Voice's effect on .students and see if it has a "demoralizing" action. We think we can imagine about what will happen. Students will be scratched with a juke box needle and a blood count taken. Pulse, temperature, respiration and metabolism will be noted before and after exposure to the intimate interpretations of the ingenuous baritone. Some scientist will evolve a Sinatra Quotient, Behavior will be watched as closely as blood pressure. The result of" the test will doubtless be varied, • from outright bcllig- rence (male) through negative indifference to the flushed countenance and glaxcd eye and, hi extreme cases, mild hysteria. Then a clinical comparison will undoubtedly be made. The researchers will discover that the symptoms are markedly similar to those which accompany puppy love, hero worship, jittcrbugging, and the inordinate craving for Sloppy Joe sweaters, ankle socks, charm brace- lots, autographed raincoats and the. products and society of drugstore soda fountains. The prognosis probably will be eventual recovery, a convalescence painful to the parent mid pleasant for the patient and no lingering complications. • SO THEY SAT Boys should be encouraged to remain In school. In the Army we know thai boys with sound educational training respond more rapidly to military training.—Maj.-Gen. Sherman Miles. • . • • There is 110 basic distinction between the war with Germany ami the vnr with Japan.—British Home Secretary Herbert Morrison. * • • Orndnnl reconversion, gradual release of war controls nnri gradual increases In civilian production would III nicely wltirn gradually [ought war. But Hint, Is not. the kind of warfare thnt General Eisenhower Is waging.—Drlg.-Gen. Leonard P. Ayres, Cleveland economist. * • » Cartels are, in fact, trusts magnified to an international scale. If there Is to be n free mid prnducllvc economy in the United Slates, or a free exchange of goods In world markets, Ihc power of llic cnrlels must be broken.—Asistant Attorney-General Wendell Herge. • • • 'Hie "state of the Union" now Includes the state of the world.—Dr. isnlah Bowman, president Johns Hopkins U. » • , • The hunger of Ihc nuiii on the street for news cf scientific iiroyrcw has Increased In step with Die penetration of advance.'; Into ills dally life. It stipuld IK tlic continued nltn ol all newspapers, the nation's greatest single educating force, to .-.ati.'fy that hunger.—G. Edward Pcndray, Wrstlnghousc executive. "Dnn'l l>c nervous—I'll be mil in a jifl'y, sir! They're ; . Jiuviiig ii sale on bedspreads ami we've slil] gol 10 iniuiilcs ; .*"---"7—-.-.-. <1 ** i -r'••-.- lo make yoiir train 1',' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson• WHEN 5AWLL DUCK'S AMD GEESE GfTOV UP THEY GROW DOWN/'Jair ADRIAN F. JOINT, r ^it^rf. jtA^rtW^-^VvM- ,, T •.--.• V # --A 1 ( INSANJOAQUIN' CALIFORNIA, CARP FISH, IN IRRIGATION DITCHES WHERE FOOP IS SCARCE, CUAAS THE BANKS I 3-ZO NFXT: THEo. CRE.1IEK. f'lirlslmas gifts? In Hollywood BY EKSKINE JOHNSON NKA Slnfl Corrcspondcnl With the campaign -argument, "Where else caii yon get a guy "S bright as I am for $1200 a year," It looks like n film star will be elected to help make slate laws in the California Assembly this year. The'aclor turned politician is Al- licrl, Dcfckcr, who was nominated the' Hollywood district by an 80(10 vole :unjorlly. No, he didn't get nominated by promising all Ihc ladles screen tests. "Hut being an actor," he said, "I did find myself in some weird spots." Like the lime a lady in Pasadena called him on thc telephone anil gushed, "We're having a polil- ical rally, please come over,-Mr. Dekker, and say something amusing about thc Constitution." Then there's his agent, who, tongue In cheek, wants 10 per cent of h!s salary, "I told thc guy T negotiated this deal myself. All lie lie walks up to Dekkcr, grunts meanlnglcssly, hands him a card and disappears. The card reads: "P. J. BIclsky— Master of Ihc Flame." There's telephone number and that's all. "Somebody told m c that he goes to all political rallies ami hands n.s if fearing the guy would pop up any inlnnlc. "If I had time I'd call the number and find out what's eookin' with tl! C Flame." IN "EXPERIMENT PERILOUS' Between acting, currently in the Hcdy Lamarr picture "Experiment Perilous" at RKO and speeches. Dekker is a very biisj gout. No one writes his speeches either. "If they -.did," Dekkcr said, "I would become what actors arc ~ a puppet. - Whatever I say," he laughed, 'Trti to blame." Al spccchmakinH, Dekkcr admit? lies pretty good. "I can ad lib for 10 minuses, 20 mimiles, two days _. ,y< The Quaint, Nazi Sense of Humor Pepper WHS sold only In drug ilores In 14lh century Europe. Fall and Winter TUNE-UP SAVK.gasoline . . . SAVE Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Service 121 W. Ash Phone 122 lilp Insure epafrLd. Shoes are have them renewed where exacting care combined with superlative wbrkman- thelr being -properly Every style or repair Is mude here —RIGHT I aUflLITY SHO€ SHOP I"<M.ZI. W. M fl I N ST. Dr;J. L. Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main S«Te 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elaatle S T E W A R T'S D r n i S t • r • Main & teke Phone Z8ZZ GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES I'hone 2291 DRS. NIES & NIES OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS , RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Ctinlc 614 Mats BlytheTHie, Ark. Pkone 2121 Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2811 Copyright. 13-i«, NBA Service, Inc. Qur Board ing House with Mqj. Hoople Out Our Way 15 FLYPAPER.-fo VOL), VOU BIS V«JALRU9 IT I'MEPDUSJO ROOST RECEhXTIN KEY'S THAT DON'T P rAN RCXW H(\\]E sou TUMBLED ONTO A <3UM, OF MONEY T H\D AMD FORGOT TOS-OP-VJAR PRIZE.' / .^ HSRoes AREMDE-WOTEORN eels on this one is 5 per cent." or until they walk out," he says. And (hen there Is the "iVfastcrj He was drafted as a nominee, he of the Flame." Thc "Master" is rays, because of hi.-; active interest driving Dckker crazy. Every lime in thc Hollywood Drmocralic Coin- he speaks at a political meeting s\ mil tec mid,'before that, with Actors little guy wails tor htm outside. Equity '!' New York. "I've always hern symiMtljclic to labor." he said. "If (Ids country can build huce factories overnight and spend billions on a war we can certainly build a belter rounUv for the people after, thc war. It is no lonser a question of CAN we take care ol the people—the question now is. SWIM, we take carp of the people?" PKOMJSES ACTIVE CAHKEll If elected—and it looks as though ho will,be—Dekkcr hopes to institute .something "better than a dole" for the postwar jobless. "I'm not Bolnc to just sit up there In Sacramento and do nothing. I heard a speech th c other day. Someone said a senator back! in Washington bad made a national remitalioii for himself as an economist. Whenever a bill Is introduced this cent pels lip and says, 'U's a Rood idea—mil it will cost loo much money.' Thai's not mv idea of representing Ihe people." Dehker lisures his film career will not suffer ivlien he gets to Sacramento. The California State Assembly meets only three months a year. Hence the S12M-a-year salary. Thc term Is for two years. As a candidate for the Assembly,. Albert Dckkor is Betting more publicity than he ever received as an actor. Hollywood is plastered with signs reading, "Albert Dekker for Assembly." He's really very scvious about it nil. Even his pals arc calling him "Senator." IX ''•pOOU Daddy!" Margaret sniftcO \vhen Jennifer had left them. "She wraps you round her little finger. It's nothing to yon how late she slays out with that Tom Bccklcy!" He startled her by a burst ot laughter. "It all comes back to inc. Yon arc yonr own mother saying the same things she said when I used to bring you home late. Slio was nhi-nys sitting up waiting for you. It she caught a glimpse ot me she gave mc hell. I lumcmbcr one night—many m'glits—when yon snitl to me, 'Beloved'—llinl's what yon called me . then—'Beloved,' you said, 'what arc we going to do about Mother? She still wears .1 bustle on her hrnin and hobble skirts on her legs.' That's what you used to say." What she said now was supposed to be very withering: "What did you have to drink at (lie club? You must have stayed quilc a while at the 19th hole." He withered into his own room, feeling like a widower with a surly housekeeper replacing his lost wife. His eyes ran lonely nlong the bookshelves where a few old books had been left by a previous tenant. Wall picked up the first one. his hand fell on; a little collection of miscellaneous poelry. Old flattened flowers fell oul ot it, or stuck to thc pages they had stained with their lifeblood, mere blots now. He had to smile at n qualrain of Oliver Heriord's: "Gather rosebuds while yc mSy, For lime brings naught but sorrow; Thc pretty kittens of todny Will be old cats tomorrow." On another pngc he read a more ancient stanza: "I loved thco beautiful and hind And plighted an eternal vow; So altered arc thy face and mind, 'Twcrc perjury to love thcc now." * * * HPHE icy epigram was like a slap in thc face. It was his own story. Yet it had happened a hundred years before to somebody else. Perhaps it had always been happening. He had married one Margaret and he lived with (mother. His bride had gone away and he was keeping her successor as a kind of loveless mistress. Margaret herself was thc perjurer; unfaithful to her earlier self; unfaithful to all her highest duties. Without thinking o£ the same words, he was thinking what Lcn had expressed as "Breach of Promise." Margaret was not keeping one of the promises she had made. The living ^fruit of that dead marriage broke in on his brooding now. Jennifer had changed to a simple dinner gown, a very simple gown, a light sheath, hardiy more than a calyx from which the flower of her body seemed about to leap. But Margaret cried after her in scorn: "Look at her! She's indecent!" Jennifer laughed back: "What I'm built like is no Information Please. Everybody in town has scon me in a bathing suit. Why aren't you dressing for dinner yourself?" Margaret was taken by surprise. "Me dress for dinner? With nobody here but yovn- father?" . "Nobody but uy father! Poor Dadl" TJNADLE to think up a quick retort, Margaret took refuge in her radio. Jennifer closed the door on thc racket and appealed earnestly to Walt. She was all a-tremblc as she broached the dreadful subject:" "What are we ;oing to do about Mother?" "Do about Mother?" "Daddy, I love you so my hear is breaking. I love Mama, too, but—she's letting this home crack up and founder. Alothcr i*Hist have been wonderful once, i remember what she was when I was a little girl; how you two were so close. But it's been years since she lias treated you like anything but a case of thc hives. "Is it something biological, Dad? So niany married women—and men, too—act as if they had never loved each other. It makes me wonder if I'll go thc same way and break my husband's heart. That's what makes me keep putting oft marriage." She Rave him a shy, deprecatory smile. "I've been asked. And now Tom Beck- Icy is begging mc to marry him so that we can spend his furlough together. Of course, I hardly know him. But who knows anybody? You and Mama must have felt the same way. I love her, but what if I should turn out to be like her as a wife?" Ililyard felt cold. Hadn't he heard Margaret say those very same words about her own mother once? Yet there are certain things one must never admit. jJcnnifer ran on: 'She's so horribly insincere— except with yon and mc. When she meets outsiders she puts on airs and plays the snob till 1 want to scream at her. When she gets superior she's simply pitiful. You're always considerate, chivalrous, gallant; but Mama's as rudo to you in public as she is in private. What can we do about her? —and for her?—and for you?" He could think of no answer that would not be outrageously unjust cither to the wife and mother whom ho must always defend from attack, or to thc daughter- whom he must defend from life. .(To Ba Continued);

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