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fAGJEFOtB BLYTIIEVILLB (AUK,) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, HI ARCH 20, l'J4C rmt BLYTHEVILLJ5 COURIER NEWS. OQt W»n»o» .Wttawr Oo, N«w Tort. doit, MVijHf. PubtUMd «T«T e«pt Brftnd i Office U ajthetllfc, ArkaiMM, , October », U1T. •t tlM port•et of Ooo- 8oT«d by Uw Hutted Fim By carrier In the ettj of BirtbarUlc or reburbm »ow» wh«r« canta* Mrrtm ti iMiaeO. ;'Sjo" per" week, o* 36e per month. B^iriJLtt, wttbln » ndliii of « mll«* M» per ' ieu, «i*> lor 4x nonttu. 11.00 for time month*; by m»il ;6utol<l« SO mil* toot, 110.00 per yefcr Disable to idrmne*. What About the Big Ships? A charge that more than 91 per cent of the American Merchant Marino and 81 percent of the world's tonnage would be barred from the long-proposed St. Lawrence Seaway, connecting the Atlantic and the Great Lakes, has been made by the American Merchant Marine Institute, a trade association which includes a majority of the Ameri$iii," .ryierchaht fleet's owners and operators. «J_jf;a letter to Sen. Carl Hatch, the Institute claims that only 404 of the 0&25 'ships built for our merchant ffeet: since,. 1939 could pass through th'e' '27-foot channel from Montreal to ligke Ontario when fully loaded. Of those 404, 130 are coastal vessels. ;-At the same time, the .Institute's letter* continues, foreign shipping Yvbuld. carry the bulk of the trade tfijCWigh, the waterway, since 72 per cent of the world's merchant ships of 25-foot draft or less are foreign- owned. The letter makes the point that a draft deeper than 25 feet would be -uusafe,. because a vessel draws six inches more in fresh water than in Die deuser salt water, because a ship rifles lower in motion than at rest, apd because there must be. some allowance for bottom clearance, jj A natural question is: Why not bj-.ild smaller shallowdraft ships to negotiate the seaway? The Institute's answer is that the- construction cost- of a smaller vessel is'disproportionately high per ton' A small.ship requires al- njost as .large a crew' as a big 'one, while carrying about one-third the cargo at one-third the revenue. :.With -America's high construction and maintenance costs, and high wages _ and living standards aboard its mer- cRant Vessels, our lines must carry bjgger cargoes in bigger ships in order to compete with''.foreign operators. 'Naturally, it is to be expected that these charges will be investigated thoroughly, 'and considered carefully. . TSie St. • Lawrence Seawar, which proposes to- take ocean-going ships into the industrial heart of this country, promises great opportunity and great ejcpense. It would be bitter irony if this gigantic project, partly sponsored and financed by this country, should be closed to most of our merchant fleet, which now includes 60 per cent of the world's tonnage. What it would cost lo deepen the seaway's channel to accommodate our larger ships, and what mechanical obstacles would be encountered in .so doing, should be explained to Congress as fully as possible. It would then be up to Congress to match those difficulties and expenses against the possible difficulties and expenses involved in excluding the greater part of our fleet from a new field of opportunity, and diverting the greater part of the revenue from that field away from our shores. For Better, for Worse Already close to 5000 women have sailed from the British Isles to join Americans to whom they are wedded "for better, for worse . . . till death us do part." Some come matter-of-factly, assuming that all will be well. Others are fearful of their reception, of their adjustment to new environment and new customs and new personalities. This mass immigration, which may well 1)0 tlin biggest intake our "melting pot" has had in some years, cannot - only contribute greatly to international understanding but also enrich American life with some generally desirable new blood. Or it can result in disillusionment, heartbreak, annulments and divorces. We Americans, comfortably at home, will have a lot to do with the outcome by our attitudes toward the war brides in our communities. We won't go astray if, whenever we meet such a newcomer, we think: "How would I want the British in Bournemouth to treat my daughter (or sister) if she had married an English soldier?" SO THEY SAY Wnge Increases can only be justified when they can be met out of Increased productivity and profits without increasing prices. Clearly, wage increases thai result in price Increases to the consumer are Inflationary.—Marrlner' S. Ecclcs, chairman Federal Reserve Board. * i * *.•-.' i ' There is no defense against the'' atomic bomb, Aw, C'mone, Joe, Let It Cool Off! ** IN HOLLYWOOD By KRSK1NK JOHNSON 1 HOLLYWOOD, Mnrcll 20. (UP) — Veronica Lake and Paramount studio are feuding. 'Hie star thrcutens to "sit out" the rest of her contract, which has three years to go, If tlie studio doesn't stop giving her unimportant pictures. More comixititlon for Dollie La- niour. Betty Hutton will don a sarong for scenes In "The Perils of Pauline." . . . Leon Errol, who has played all those drunks on the screen, will be starred by RKO In "Make Mine Milk." An antidote for "The Ixist Weekend," no doubt,-. . . . . Barbara Powers, the clgarct girl at the Mocambo, is playing a socialite in "Danger Street." . . . Milton Berle is winding up his New York night, club act with: "Please, no applause. If you like my act, just find me an apartment." Faye McKenzic and Sam Goldwyn's new find. Steve Cochrnn, will listen to June wedding bells. ANOTHER BLOW AT BING Bob Hope picked up the powdered hair-piece he was to wear for his role in "Monsieur Beaucairc," cracked: "It certainly has its advantages. With a wig like this, even Crosby's top secret would be safe." "Yenh." piped up his pal, Barney Dean, "and that high lace collar you wear covers a multitude of chins." Barbara Stanwyck Is blushing. Eight years ago she was offered 500 acres of San Fernando Valley laiid at $175 an acre. Today's price: $2000 an iicre. / Linda Darnell will be recogni/.ed by few movie-goers in "Anna and the King of Slam." Her hair has been dyed a' jet black, her skin has been browned, her eyes have been given an oriental cast, and her hair has been pulled tightly into u roll on top of her head. . . . RKO officials figure that "The Bells of St. Mary's" already has been seen by 8 per cent of the U. S. population Sight of the week: A former ser;cant in Bill Lundlgau's Marine company, now a waiter at Roman- offs, serving Bill and his wife. They talked shop between courses WHKRIi KLSE, INKKKDV Jack Roper, who fought Joe Louis for the heavyweight title a half clomi years ago. was reminiscing about it on the set of "Crime in the Night," in which he plays a night club bouncer. "Did you go down?' 1 , he was asked. "With Ixjuis in front of me, the ropes in back of me, ami the law of gravity keeping me from going up," Roper replied, "where else could I go?" A prominent film personality, we hear, is dedicating his next novel us follows: "To my wire, without whose absence this could not have been written." Jack Carson, now on a personal appearance lour, lias Arthur Treacher in Ms act. The screen's perfect butler carries a secretary and business manager along on Ihe trip, while Carson is traveling alone. . . . Anne Jcffrevs, president of the Pat D'Bricn fan club when she was a high school senior, will be his leading lady In "The Big Angle." June Haver and Eddie Ryan were a new twosome at the Biltinorc Bowl. . . . Rudy Vallec has a deal cooking for a Villa Vallce night club in Rio. . . . Leo McCarey has leased a 280-acre ranch near Las Vegas to convert into a modern garden of Edcu for "Adam and Eve." While You Wait |UU Cleaned ind Blocked M ..luiule Service The John's Shop 503 W. Mala Bt *< WASHINGTON COLUMN There Ought To Be A Law and there never will atom bomb scientist. be.—Dr. Harold Urcy, The main tiling , is to. eliminate waste— waste at the source as well as in the home. —Herbert Hoover, honorary chairman Famine Emergency Committee. * * + If one asks who bears the blame for all these murders, no one admits that he Is guilty. Not even the Gestapo and Ihe SS. The blame Is then pul on Kimmler and Hitler. In spite of all these, (here remains a mountain of guilt, and we Chrislinns must say, "I am guilty."—Rev. Martin Nieniocllcr. * * * Big business crowds Ihe headlines. Bui small business makes our nation.—Robert R, Wason, presidenl Nallonnl Association of Manufacturers. •THE STOHY, c»», ( M i. Am. fiTmnld mvf Jock once mor* fc«fore tftelr mnrrlaare. Ann In pfmid <o, o«iuIllln R «ke .tin cam for Jock. Sttf *fkm C»1J» if .kc'» helnir !*<•»» and fHnkoii«raM« to Bicrrr him, feeling an *h« doc*. Collw taken »er In •!• arm.—»M T dar- Knir, Ton couMn't be me«m or din- Lonornhlc If j-on tried, and I'M Innre rrnnd thaa, £ ran »ay that jou 1 . .• ^illin c lo aiarrr me." XI QOLIN had none of the eccentricities Ann expected Jrom genius. Sometimes she was almost afraid he wasn't a genius after all—he was so nice. If Ihere ha,d been anything that had ftfven her qualms about marrying him, it had been the thought that he >vtuld take a great deal of living up to.,But Colin in private life was amazingly lacking in dignity, and; taught her all sorts of jolly Jiltle .vulgarities whose existence she never.had suspected. There rvas no' doubt of it. Living with » Ann loved managing a hous" She had a credulous mind, and no Cities.'resistance. In her first month ps a, housewife, she bought an in credible assortment of goods, from every 'salesman who came to he jj.opr. She didn't have to worry about money. 'Colin didn't giv her an .allowance, but she couk write checks on his account, wit: tfie "comf or table, assurance tha : there always .would be money t «over teem.-- w inn.'hadn't wanted servants She ssid in such a small house sh icouM perfectly well do the wor nerSSIf^'Besides; there wasn't an . filace for -them. So they'had bee gcUing '• along very well wit Kejga Carpello coming in once , jajftc for C washing and ironin Kc< Larson (whose first nam Ann 'never did discover) f< t raft.) Cleaning, and Susie. Sus yjs the oldest person in th (feme, and Ann had early fallc , , flav« to the charm ot her b fcrowti-'eyes »nd unall freckl s Ann hired her by th« fc» and then forgot to give her any ork to do. Susie was good com- my, and Ann was human, and ot at all averse to receiving all e love and homage Hint had een stored up in a lifetime in at orphan heart. Susie's charming confidences ad first won Ann to her. Her emories of her childhood were tenanting. There were scores of eminiscences— all charming, all peaking of prosperity and hap- iness. One day Ann nsked Colin. How did Susie lose her parents?' He looked at her quizzically Darling, didn't you know?" "Know what, Colin? Colin, they ouldn't have abandoned her— hey loved her!" "That's something neither yov. or I—nor Susie—will ever know, usie never knew her parents,! ,nn. She doesn't know, for sure, lat she wasn't like Topsy and ust growed.' But she feels that he must have had Ihe usual luota. and she isn't hampered by acts in making Ihcin quite Ihe licest parents that ever were. She las several theories on what became of them—all romantic, and nostly leaving scope for a happy ending. In reality, she probably •Y" the thirteenth or fourteenth child of a mine or mill worker. who decided he already had enough mouths to feed." "The poor lamb," Ann said slowly, "the poor, dear lamb." QNE day Colin found Ann on her knees, wielding a hammer and screw driver expertly over some packing cases. Tlic last lid came off, and she .settled down happily to unpacking books. Finally Ihey were all neatly piled, shiny and new, green and brown and red and blue and gold. "Aren't they lovely?" Ann demanded. "Well—" Colin said, a little doubtfully. Of course, Ann always was a sucker for books, but she had frequently expressed her •pinion of hooks in set 1 ;—and icoplc who bought books by the varcl. "Oh. not for us, silly," she said little impatiently. "B'or the children. All Ihose bookshelves nuigry and aching to be full igain since we took all the .looks—" Ann packed the books into the back of the car, and drove over to the Home with them. She arranged them on Hie shelves of the library—breaking up the sets for better effect—stopped to commiserate with Susie on her difficulties wilh solid geometry, and returned to the house. She wandered aimlessly n little while, then invaded the library, where Colin was writing on the typewriter. He must be working on a magazine article—his books were composed in longhand. She didn'l speak to him, but ran her fingers over a row of books until she found one that suited her mood then curled up in a big chair, lil a cigarct and composed hersell for reading. * • • PRESENTLY she noticed that the clicking of the typewriter keys was becoming more and more spasmodic. She looked up from her book in time to sec Colin push back his black and curly forelock with impatient fingers, and rise from his chair. "Darling." ho said to Ann, "though I love you to distraction, and would cheerfully lay down my life for you, I can not write with you in he room!" Ann rose hastily, and looked luunble and npolo&ctic. "I'm sc sorry. Colin," she said. "I thought — when I was so quiet — it wouldn't disturb you." He looked at her, halt-humorously, halt-ruefully. "To Ihink I'd Id a snip of n girl do lUis Ic me'. Don't you sec, angel—you're there. Disturbing—electrifying— no matter how quietly you sit. 1 know you're Ihcrc, and somehou, that's nil there's room for in mj so-called mind. Do yon mind, awfully?" Ann took her book and started to leave the room, then came back to kiss him lightly on the fore head. "I like it, Colin. I hope 1 always will—disturb you." ,......,. (T« B* Continued); By I'KTFU KDSON NEA Washington Correspondent [ WASHINGTON. March 20, (NBA) —Appointment of the new Washing- ' ton Inw Arm of Arnold and Forta? as counsel for the government of Puerto Rico is probably n minor item of news in itself, but behind it is a story that is something else again. Tile extra attention the squib deserves stems from the past connections of the Intier half of the firm of Arnold and B'oiias, the Hon. Abe Fortas.' Until two months ago, Abe W^S .the bright and shining uiit- dcrsecreUir'y of "-this Interior. This was in the reign of King Hurolcl Ickcs the Honest, for whom Mr. Fortas was in chrirge of, among other things, Puerto Rican nlTairs. Shortly after Mr. Fortas resigned undersecretary, he made n trip o Puerto Rico to visit his old and ood friend, Gov. Rex. Tugwell. They have been buddies since early Deal dnys. Tugwell has now ndicatccl he will resign his gov- rnorship. though he hasn't said when, with both Ickes and Portns ;one from the home office, TiiBwell's losition is, to say the least, a little bit out toward the cud of the limb I)E,\1, WAS CLOSED ONLY RECENTLY Anyway, the deal for Forlns to represent Puerto Rico was apparently made while Portns was recuperating from his four years in .lie Interior Department. Reports on the retainer vary from $12.600 n year to 540.000 a year, with the farmer a lot more likely than the Int- ter. The Fortsis salary in the Little Cabinet was SlO.OOo a year. So it. was ;) nice little piece of business which the junior partner drugged in for the senior partner. v;ho is none other than Thurman Arnold, former heart of the antitrust division of the Department of Justice and former associate justice ot the U. S. Court of Appeals. What is particularly intriguing nbout this connection Is that while Forlas was undersecretary of thr Interior, he was opposed to having any private law firm represent (hi' government. Fortas was a great believer in having the government do its own Uiw work, lie was so insistent about this elimination of private lawyers from government prar- ticc that about n year ago ho wrotp a letter to Governor Tiuiwell. turning thumbs down on a proposition made by Tugwell (o hire a private lawyer to represent Ihe Island «c,v- crnment in Washington. Fortas branded the idea :is unwise and unsound. He said it ivax neither seemly nor appropriate r»r the government to employ as counsel anv but public officials. Employment of a private attorney for Puor- lo Rico. Fortas went on, would Ic.id to embarrassment for the COYCMII- mcnl. no matter how unimpeachable might be the character of thr la-.v- yer concerned. I'V/.ZLING CIMNTiK OK VIEWPOINT Of course, no one rmcMion 1 , thr character of Mr. Fortas. and the interests of Puerto Rico will m , doubt be well taken c:\re of by Uir firm of Arnold and Fortas. nttur- ncys-at-law. But it is really pu/. 7-liiiR how Barrister ?'ortas talk-v! himself Into taking this account Tin view of his previous horror of MI; h unethical practice. This business of A lawyer's inm- ting government service and tlu-n going into private practice a-a.nst the government Is. of course ;m old story in Washington, it \, ,\w handsomely. Look what M <| u ( fn .! Tommy (The Cork' Corconm. to chock post-Civil War auuses. But i-o pcnalj^_was provided, and the jmntaiioi.., make liie law ineffective The Renegotiation Act of 1942 litlbtencd this a little by providing that no one in government service between May, 1010, ami six months after the end of the war could ap- pear in any case against the government with which he had previously had official connection. But still there are big loopholes The whole business is open to many abuses. There ought to be a law A better law. PHONE 551 E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. I U. S. Congressman HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured U. S. Representative 11 With ,. eyelashes '$> 12 Dread 14 Wolf-hound 15 One time 17 Pleasant 18 Belongs to it 19 Comes in 21 Hog .ftf 22 Anent .-£"';; 23 Like 24 Pint (ab.) 26 Wotc of scale 27 Smells 29 Inn .•#£ 31 Born 32 Greek lelter 33 Sea 35 Force back SBArtificial 'language 39 South Carolina (ab.) 40 Type measure 41 Month (ab.) 421Jmh 44 Mistakes 49 Sorcery 50 Labor 52 Comfort 53 Level 64 Group of nine 56 Horns : 58 Against 59 Birds 2 Sad cry 3 Waterfall (Scot.) 4 Tantalum (symbol) 5 English school 6 Lease 7 Lover (Scol.) 20 Globes 8 Vase 23 Open spaces 9 Fall in drops 25 Indian idol 10 Tractable 11 Egypt's capital 12 She 13 Kingly 16 Cerium (symbol) 19 Perfume 23 Number 30 Pat ..,' 33 Declaim ' 31 Halo 36 Live coals 37 Meat cuts 45 Color 46 Sun god I 47 Glacial ridges 48 Nevada city | 49 Stove part j 51 Permit -J j 53 Yale =, I 55 Tiitee-loed ' sloth 43 He represents 57 Terbium (ob.) (symbol) There Is a law Ti:U- v 99. of the U. S. rode -.which' 'n'-n' vidcs that no former nfllcer c! ( -Vv ' or employe in certain executive do' • pnrlmcnls may act as attoriii-y or' agent in prosecuting a claim Inc'lurf ing a demand for money until twn years after he has Hi B <wmiiiinu :n-vicr. Tills net w.r; |>.i:,';c<l in IfllJ SIDE GLANCES by Galbraltk VERTICAL 1 Drooped >ur Boarding House with Maj, Hoople TMlS OLD RftM&EGftRB ROLLS SAC HftLL SO TOUGH t&P VOL) TMACT MEKi ATE THEIR MEftV-S UMDER. I GALLOPED TWOT5AVS T\MO GLMS REPlW TO SPIT l TRYIM& TO CATCH DP \M1TH YOUR. Hft\)ETlMETO6&T "Guess I'll luive to reduce now, Ed—flic only sliirl.s and • V- iiiiili-rwcju- I've yul nre a few I've lirown out of!."THIS CURIOUS WO*U> Williams Our Way 5HOW-5-HAT INDISCRIMINATE USE OF DDT MAY NOT ONLY KILL OFF THE INSECTS, 3OTH&OOD AND BAD, Bur THE AND f=/SH THAT FEED ON THE POISONED INSECTS. / NO.' AMD I HIRED f SEVEN) pRiw<re DETECTIVES AMD , THEY'VE ALL D1S- > APPEARED-' SO V I'M GOIU& TO F1WD WE HAAM'T FOUND WES V6T AND WE CAME OVER. TO SEE IF YOU'D HEARD FROM SUG-I-I MEAM YOKE BAND/ P ,.|'=' IX.^ HIM MYSELF J :^-y—-n- QttoKsjw Octets •'AvvooDScecwis ALL j v. L..S-ASSER., THE FIRST AMERICAN PATENT WAS GRANTED 3OO YfAKf TO JOSEPH JENKES, OM A WATEE-POWER. SAW MILU. NO MORE TOOHM'.' NliXT; A satiety for

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