The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1944 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 21, 1944
Page 10
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(ARK.) tJOTTMBR NEWS THE BLYTHEVICLE,CO.URI?R NEWS " THEOOORIERNiW86b. H, W. HAINES, Publisher MUEL F. NORMS, Editor A. PATENS, Advertising Mantgtfr Sols National Advertlslne Representatives: Wallace Wftm»r Co., Sew Yor», Chicago, De- irolt, Atlanta, M«mphls. -- - — x - » _ _ Msllshed tilery Afternoon Except Sunday filtered as second class matter at, the post- of Met at BtythevUie; Arkansas, Under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press RATES By carrier to, the ctty of BlythevJlle, 20o per •week, or 85<S per month. By niail, within a radto of 40 miles, $4.00 per year/ $2.00 for six months; $1,00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable Ih'advance. Let's Pull Together At the United Automobile Workers' convention, the C." I. 0. made public a broad general program for high postwar employment. It is a sound and desirable plan mhieh recommends expansion of the aircraft and automobile industries, . modernization of railroads, construction of superhighways, slum clearance, industrial plant improvements, power and flood-control develo))- •ment, and extension of foreign trade. • Most of these recommendations would require private financing, and all of them dematid the co-operation of labor and management. But-that cooperation may be hard to achieve, if the temper of the U .A. W. convention is any criterion. ; The convention delegates were told that industry is preparing ftff a bitter postwar struggle with organized labor. That sweeping accusation may 1)6 true, but if it is then American businessmen are not as smart as they are cracked up to be. For any employer who can see beyond the end of his nose must know that if fre are to corrie close to balancing our peacetime budget and still achieve the' desired prosperity, we must have full employment, a high living standard and the high buying power that goes with it. ATid you don't get those things by grinding down labor unions, even tJio\igh you may not like them. But the speeches find debate at the U, A. W. convention made it sound as as if that milliori-rtiember organization, at least, was preparing: to declare peacetime war on management. If a good word was said for'industry or any plea made for peaceable co-operation after the war, it was not recorded in detailed reports' of the proceedings. To be sure, the convention did vote to continue the no-strike pledge, but only after bitter wrangling. But the •question seemed to be weighed loss on the basis of lives lost and war prolonged through work stoppages than by pleas of expediency and the fenr that renouncing the pledge might play into management's hands and elect an anti-labor Congress. Today labor is big and strong. It can afford to be both brave and responsible, as many of its leaders are how. But if organized labor feels that it has lost public support during the war, it can look to itself for the chief blame. : There have been too many strikes against a slow-moving War Labor Board, and too many for trivial causes, for it to be said, as U. A. W. speakers did, that it was management which goaded workers into tlioe wildcat strikes to discredit the labor movement. Surely union leaders must realize they cannot achieve the C. I. 0. postwar, plan by taking a militant antagonism into the peacetime world. For their own sake and their country's they must pjan to compose their not in- soluble difficulties peaceably, as well ns to stand up for their rights ns bravely as they have done in the past, Beauty on the Hi 11 Senator Andrews of Florida confesses himself depressed by the "morguelike" appertranco of the House and Senate chambers. His esthetic sense is likewise outraged by the "tobacco barn" rafters, installed four years ago to hold the glass roofs up. The senator would like to have both chambers tastefully redone—after the war, of cowsrt—at a cost of only $900,000. We think the legislators should give this matter their immediate mid serious attention. It should perk up their spirits to know that the future holds promise of surroundings less likely to bruise their sensibilities. And with this out of the way, they might feel like tackling such trivia ns recon- version legislation, postwar taxes, and other odds and ends. Maybe Bad Press-Agency Air freight is now a reality, and it's a swell idea. But we do question the semloff it got the other day. We'd like to know whoso idea it was on this historic occasion to load up the first regular transcontinental air freight with two and a half tons of spinach. To most of America's juveniles and a lot of their parents that's like christening the new battleship with a bottle 'of castor oil. •tOTHCYSAT She came out nncl spll i\t me and called us swine.—S-Sergl. Jalni Stillivnii of New York City, oil cupUiro of woman In Siegfried l.lne pillbox. k • , Every dclny, every slackening In our effort at, home, ran bring disaster nncl cost of lives, We cannot, afford to inn out of bombs in the midst of nn nllnck. We cannot afford to Imve someone's son fly nn old, buttered aircraft for luck of new replacement.—Artemus L. Gales, assistant secrclnry r>t the Navy for ftir. * • • We cannot afford to make tax reductions merely for the purpose of reducing the tnx of any Inxpnyer from the Ins rolls.—Rep. Robert L Doughton (D) of North Carolina, chairman Wnys and Means Committee. ' . » * » Modem technology with 311 Its devices for saving labor and conquering spnce and time cnn't overcome the limits set to man's capacity for employment.—Dr. Maxmilinn Beck of Yale tl. * • * They arc waiting there for me. It has been a long ttinc.—Gcnmt MacArtluir, on landing 300 miles from the Philippines. » • » If peace were to come tomorrow, 11 would probably be several months bciore cars would be available.—OWI report. * * » From western Eiipare, Russia, the Balkans and Itnly a grinding pressure on Germany is now steadily mounting in Intensity. Whatever time it takes, long or short, the screws will continue to be turned until the enemy cracks.— Secretary of,War Henry L. Stimson. » » » The failure to recognize that this war is a -frorld Illness and not due solely to German belligerency is the background for some well- meaning but futile suggestions ns to a cure.— Dr. William Selfrlz of U. of Pennsylvania. » » • The most we can hope for is. Dint taxes will be designed to produce the minimum interference with factories and forces leading to full ctnploymcnt.-Roy Blough, Treasury Department tnx research dlrrclor. » • . The war lias produced many surprises but none more important thnn the discovery that a modern empire does not necessarily dblnlc- grate under the shock of war. The country which Has annihilated space lias produced a mass longing for ... keeping together 1.x protective groiips.-Mlss silcn Wilkinson, cliairmau British Lnbor Party. COFB. m« Bt Htf. SERVICE", IHC- T. M, pec. U. fl. fAT.OrF.': . --— •—~ "Pop, I waul your advice on my reconversion plans! What am I going to <!o when there are no more scrap drives or caper drives siiul no war stamps, to buy?',' - THIS CURIOUS WORLD Fergu«on. PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS, PITCHED A rotS&-/Y/r GAM£, AND ONE MAN NORMAW'KIC WHAT DOES IT ^^EAN WHEN THE ALMANAC SAV-S * 0 ENTERS ^ " z FOR THE 80VS OVERSEAS AMJST BE MAILED BETWEEN HOIVJ/VD ocros£/e builders. In Hollywood HOLLYWOOD Newsreei: William Powell, the detective hero of the Thin Man pictures tearing his dressing room apart trying to rind his gasoline coupon book. Greta Garbo putting on a pair of dark glasses before buying some flowers from a blind peddler. . . . An extra, wearing the medals of h war hero, hiding behind some sceii- biisy street hick. to pick up a pin for er v when the set. rcai war nero visits Eleanor Powell, who has a date with the stork, shopping for diapers in a Beverly Hills store. . . . Barbara Stanwyck mailing four letters to LI. Robert Taylor. . . . W. C. Fields standing in line at n Hollywood rr-stanranl and commenting, "/lii<i to tliliik that people once stood in line to sec me." , • » » A valet brushing off George Haft's clothes after a saloon brawl in "Nob Hill." . . . Production on n mystery thriller being delayed nn hour until the nclor *ho portrays the corpse reports for work. Irene Dunn slopping on a Our Boarding House with Maj. Hopple OutOurWay ByJ. R. Williams \\ltTrtXOUR. 30WLS, HAH.' A MODERM PONY EXPRESS,EH? I'LL TELL BV THE WRiTltOG WHO SE.MT IT. BUT WHO ITS [ FOR. IS WHWf I WANT TO KMOW.' MO, SHE SEEM , HER. S'TlCKIM' HER. FOOT OUT TRY- Tri6 OLD KVOTORT PSXCHlKTRlST rtD THE ^ GROUND. DIDM'T COUGH LOOP EMOU6H AN SNIFFING A DOU.KR BILL AND PUSH VOUR SstoOT IAJMGE. 6UTVW NOTT(W WORR.V |6 A BARRED gOWL OP f,W tOR.TOP.tO FLOOR \v)mLE THE SCHKlT IS FRESH ? THURSDAY, SI?PTBMBE]i 21, }94<J Close Enough to Cost a Shadow, :inlng Hollywood as a place where :liey toast you today and roast you :omorrow. Fall and Winter * ri/NF-i/p SAVE gasoline . . . SAVE Tires. Get All-roumI BeUcr Performance! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Paris * Service 12L W. Ash Phone 2122 ship Insure repaired. Shoes have them re- neweS where ei- actfng care combined with snper- lative workman- thelr being properly Every style of repair Is made here —RIGHT! H-flLTSRS- , QURLITY SHO€ SHOP 121 W. MAIN ST.":' Dr. J. L. Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main Smre 50% OB TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Druf Sttrc Main & Lake Phone 2822 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING: 24 Hour Service Also^-Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 DRS. NIES & NIES OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 CJinlc 514 M«!B BlytherlUe, Ark. Phone 2«1 Buy Your Winter Supply of -; WOOD and KINDLING While 11 Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. BIytlieville, Ark. Phone 2911 LEWIS STONE—INCOGNITO Lewis stone pretending to shout his dislike for all film actors when n gasoline station attendant asks litm if he is Lewis Stone. . . . Pau- lettc Goddarri tripping over a light cable while reading a fan letter. . Edward Arnold bending In pontlficial dignity lo stroke the head of a goat tethered outside ionnd singe. ... Joe B. Brown responding to his dentist's instructions to "Open wide, please." • Lana Turner an ( | reler L-awford dancing profile to profile at a night club. . . . Eddie Alber; of Ihc Na- and Ronald Reagan of Ihe Army lalking about the war. . . Ann Sheridan, the oomph girl, posing for still pictures and being asked by the photographer to be a little more "oomphy," please. . . Seven prop men chasing a fly before Betty Grnble can appear in a close-lip for "Diamond Horseshoe." John Wayne, who caught the stage in "Siagecoach," running after a taxi cab—and missing iu . . . Olivia de Havillanil gelling a spout of water in her face while trying to drink from n stoop-over fountain. . . . Leo Carrlllo answering his telephone in Chinese dialed. If he doesn't want to lalk to you he tells you that he's not at home. A blnck cat deciding to cross a studio street and Sonja Henie promptly changing her course. . . , An nulmal trainer pacifying a trained dog with n lollypop. . . . A sawdust-filled dummy on an empty -sound stage with a knife sticking in ils back. . . . Buster Crabbe, the swimming champ, rehearsing a drowning scene in Ihrce feel of water. JIAIiTO, AM, A-JARBER Harpo Marx, who never says anything on the screen, doing nil the lalking in the lobby of a Beverly Hills hotel. . . . j, Carrol Nulsh combing his beard in his dressing room mirror. . . . Extras in a mob fight tossing sponge rubber bricks at each other and "cracking" slaills with pieces of rubber p;pe. . . . Deanna Durbin chewing on a pencil before signing her luncheon check In the universal cafe. Rita Hay worth weighing herself on a penny scale. ... A press agent slopping a writer's tirade about a certain producer with: "Stop—you arc talking about the man I'm paid to loyc." . , . Phil silvers dc ; X npHE situation was saved by Tom Bcckley's opportune arrival. Jennifer listed to leave her father marooned, but her business was with her own generation and she went abnut it. After a vague while, (lie maid Norah appeared and indicated in pantomime ngainst the radio that dinner was ready. Hilyard gathered himself for one more effort. He went to Margaret and put his arms about her to say: "Margaret, honey—•" She pushed his arms away with violence: "You lake sides against your own our child.' wife. You're ruining "Oh, Margaret, for God's sake, snap out of it. She's what you were once. Don't be a hypocrite." She fancied herself as a martyr, and she began to weep— not beautifully or pitifully but as a thwarted bully weeps. "My daughter calls me a dodo; my husband calls me a hypocrite." From the radio came the voice 'of a soprano singing in a young girl's voice some song of bcniiliful regret. It might have been Margaret's own young- soul crying 'froni the tomb. But she consented ( to be persuaded to the dining room. She could always cat. " A dinner he rnado.a last try: ho offered Margaret a game ot cards, a trip to n movie, a visit to the theater. She shook her head at everything. At last he was reminded of an imaginary business conference at the club She laughed: "Wliat's her name?" "Ah, Margaret, Meg! We were so happy once. I don't want anybody but you— the old sweet you I used to love." • She turned her head from him. 'lie calls me a hypocrite .-md says •he loves me!" He left the house without a word. The sight o£ lighted windows made him wonder where there was happiness and where ,the*e was empty frustration like Copyright, 101!. NBA Service, Inc. his own. Some of the couples must be like watchers beside a coffin. As he was passing a bright restaurant, he fell back to make way for a man and a woman, who turned out to be Beckley and his wife. Len hailed him: "Wall! Come on in and dine with us?" "I've had my dinner, thanks," said Hilyard. "I've got some business at the club." "A liqueur then, while we have our cocklails." Len seized one of his arms, Sue took the other. The dining room was in carnival mood. On the dance floor among the young maniacs, many in uniform, were a few husbands and wives. Some of them were rather bulky and awkward, but they were dancing together. They were dancing! and together! At Beckley's table a waiter pushed up a chair for Walt next to—Mrs. Drummond, of all people. He was left alone with her when all the others swung out into the current for an appetizer of a dance. He had to say something. He said: "I'm doing you a favor by not asking you to dance. I'm very rusty." "You'll have to prove it," she laughed and stood up. They joined the mob. He felt a fool, but a pleasant fool. lie found himself laughing as he had not laughed for a long, long while. And the woman grew strangely more beautiful every moment. Suddenly Jennifer was there with Sgt.- Tom Beckley. She looked starlled, frightened at the sight of her father so plainly enjoying communion with a new woman. Wall stopped dancing with n sense of guilt. Len Beckley explained lor him that Walt was on his way to the club and had been dragged in against his -will. Jennifer's terror gave Walt the lift he needed. He said he'rmist bo on his way to his "business " "; i Ho bade,; Mrs. Driiminond good nig: 1 -'' with for- rhality. He was almost afraid to meet Jennifer's eyes. He thought he saw in them no reproach, but that worse look of pity, t * * nPHE dub was descried save for a few forlorn old widowers—• some of whom had wives still living in what had been buiU-rfor. homes. The club was an orpha\- age for unburied nncl timvkvSRl old men. Even home was better than (his. Margaret had fallen asleep in her bed with the bedside radio still crooning. Me turned it off. The silence woke her. She Save him a drowsy glare, turned the radio on and went back lo sleep. He was denied thai oblivion. He sought for it in (he icebox. He took ice and soda and a bottle of Scotch into the dining room. He had never been a solitary drinker, but it is never too late (o bend. Walt Was in such depths that his spirits could go no place but up. They took a holiday—an aloo- holiday. He had been letting Margaret make a fool of him. He would make a fool of. himself from now on. He would sue her lor divorce on the. grounds of—of what? o[ perjury. She was unfaithful lo her marriage vows. Being faithful to her was being unfailhful to the dear Margaret he hnd married. Where hnd she gone? H'ftp was this woman who had bk(\/ her place? \f He thought of freedom, a worM full of Mrs. Drummonds. Bui he couldn't throw Margaret out into the cold. She was Jennifer's mother. There must be some way to bring her back to her senses- make her keep her solemn promises. He was just tottering on tlie brink of the solemn nonsense of Len Bccklcy's theory of a breach of promise suit when he grew too drugged for further thinking or further drinking. He returned to his room and found the bed a trifle elusive. But ho made it. His sleep war, not good, and he, wKS doubly remorseful for trying to"gel "drunk; and for not quite succeeding. ,' j (To Be Continued).,,, .. J

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