The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 27, 1946 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 27, 1946
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VAUEFOUB BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1910 BLTTfiEVILlJ|! OOUBBBB NEWS BAXUKL ». NOUB. B«tar Oo, To*. Cttnco, D»- PoUWttd *nrj AX Bitered M-woend etan mctttr at tte pot- office &t Hjthert"*, AzkaaiM, under MX at Ooo- CM, October », HIT. T BUBSCMPTION RATOS ;;BT curler In the ettj ol Blyttwrffle or *KI aftuxtan town wber* center Mrriee M main- tijned. *>e pp week, or «o per month. -By m*fl, wtthta t radlia ol 40 mOet. «4M per mr, «2M for *x months, UJO tor Uwe month*; by/mkU outxlde H mil* KM, »10jM par rwr l»y»bSe In idrtnea. F<|od — Too Little and Too L_|te ;; $ It is not likely that any active ffoliticiah would have dared propose, &; did Herbert H. Lehman, retiring director general of UNRRA, that compulsory rationirtg be reimposed in this fcuntry to help feed Europe's hungry geople. It is less likely that the proposal will be acted upon. jj If it '-fvefe, 'there would probably be stn unbecoming storm of protest not easant- to -witness. That is not a flat- to say about the Ameri- erhaps it is unfair. Yet a <trtiiek"glance about reveals an uncomfortably ample supply of support for that- statement. V AV' a' people we seem to have learn«il litUe from the war. We have made 4ri ear'n'est ancl deliberate effort to forget jt. as. quickly as possible. That is a natural reaction, but in the light of our moral and .political obligations, it is neither very humane nor very wise. ~-i We suffered little during the war, compared with the people who were jour allies. Since the war ended we have Jjot been entirely unmindful of this or ungenerous toward them. But our help Sas been far short of sacrifice. £ Iu-a. broadcast on the eve of his de- Jartufe for Europe, Herbert Hoover gshed eacl) American family to imagine that ote' of- ther helpless and hungry •» r omen .or children of Europe was an Invisible guest at it's table, and to put jaside enough 'to feed that gxiest as the S««lHy;-'naiturally would feed: a neighbor..v;ho was helpless, and hungry. <-^*f fiat wais .a. diffi&ilt request. Most of us instinctively help a neighbor in time of trouble. But, remote as we are from the -^physical evidence of Europe's ajigu[sh, it requires a real effort to realise and to admit its existence and to^do 'something about it. That^may be one reason why Mr. Lehman says that voluntary measures are not. enough, and that once food has moved '.into, civilian consumption channels, it is too late to recapture il for shipment' abroad. Mt' would be one of our nation's proud- ;es£- evidences of charity and kindliness if we' were to submit once agaiu to. the mild self-denial of rationing, in the knowledge that we should thereby be saving human lives and health. But who can say that the re-establishrnent of rationing would not bring a return of grumbling ant! of Mick-marketing in an aggravated form? It also would probably rsuHC a question of some legitimacy: How sure could we be, if rationu^ returned, thp«t UNRRA would do its part of the job with 11 /.cjil untainted by jealousy and politics? And how sure could we be the the answer would be accurate? The operation of UNKHA is vast and complicated. Then; have been cloudy and confusing claims of inefficiency and bad faith—some malicious, others arising from honest doubt. There have been cloudy and conflicting replies. Thus the sad story ends with the sad moral that, in spite of long and elaborate preparation, help can still be too little and loo late. And for all the noble and selfish effort being put forth, it appears that some of the neighbors in this shrinking world will eat immoderately well while others starve. News of an Old Friend Placards at 20 Paces Our anger is admittedly illogical, but nothing in tho whole squabble between the OPA and the National Association of Manufacturers has irked us more than the way each side has presented its case. First we see pictures of OPA'a Chester Bowles appearing before a congressional committee with a, whole pile of graphs, charts, pictures, and texts which help to explain what he already i.s explaining orally. Then we see a picture of NAM's Robert K. Wason with his whole speech printed in large letters on big placards set up on an easel. He recites his speech to the committee and lets them see the placards also. This practice implies an even greater contempt for a congressman's intelligence than is customary. Furthermore, it wastes the time of the congressmen, as well as that of the sign-paintqrs and graph-makers. . Finally, after all the speeches and charts and placards, whcre's the butter —and shirts, shorts, suits, and nylons'; Where are they, huh? HERBERT HOOVER *,IN HOLLYWOOD.. BY KRSKINE JOHNSON , NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Mar. 27. (NEA)— Even candy, we can report today, Ims a press agent in Hollywood. Although, as the press agent confessed. "Blum's candy is so deli- clous it really doesn't need publicizing. And the frozen puddings— Hmminm." The press agent steered us to a personable young fellow named Fred Levy, who Is the big boss at Blum's. Fred gave us the lowdown on Hollywood's sweet tooth. Denniia Durbln, for example, devoured a box of butter cream square minis weekly while awaiting the arrival of her baby. Gene Tierney goes for cinnamon bumps, and Betty Hutton once wore as a lint a large bouquet of shocking pink roses and a pink ribbon streamer from a "Bouque Box." Oracle Allen stopped in one day for a box of. almondettes "Your nuts, Mrs, Burns," said tin salesgirl, handling them to her "So are you," replied Oracle. Fred blushed when he told u what happened to one of his ricl San Francisco customers. The (el low ordered one box for his wife another for his girl friend. Inside the girl's candy ho slipped a dia niond wrist watch with a passion ate note. In his wife's he cnclosei a simple card. Blum's delivered the wrong bo i each gal. "We lost a good cu.1 omer." Fred said, sadly. •WOLF" DRAWS DOGS Charley Arnt, meek little charac- _-r actor, says he has a passion to >lay a wolf on the screen. H is nc characterization he's missed. Once, says Charley, he stood at he corner of Hollywood and Vine ind whistled «t a very beautiful WASHINGTON COLUMN 'Gabe' Goes Fishin' For Good SO THEY SAY The only hope or salvaging peace and the freedom of hundreds of millions now caught In the crossfire of bitter conflict of power politics is for Amcrico to compete with Russia for the allegiance of mankind on the basis of a respect for the liberty, dignity and the rights of others.—Sen. Kenneth S. Wherry IR) of Nebrssko. THE STORY! Join w>rrm in- T*X* Xnn" iknt no on« likp* iniih BrfrlK-,' hn* th«t >fr«. Cow Dmlce lit -tliK- real uncial »r- «f-p»rt- Dnke. Ann «-H« m--r«al Irl««d tn Joan. * * * XVII iNN adored Joan, but didn't see •*_T much of her. The Warrens li»ed 10 miles away, on the other side of Port Drake, _and Joan wfes chronically rushed to death. :Mrs. Bedelle was introduced to Ann a half dozen, times or more, but it never seemed to make any lands in a gesture ot invitation. he came over and dropped to the oor beside him, v.'hcre she estled into his waiting arms. Happy, Ann?" he asked after ttle while. She nodded, and turned her ead a little to kiss the end oC his hin. "How would you like to go to lawsii?" "Right now?" she asked, n litllc azily. She was rather enjoying he crisp (all weather, and tropir impression on her. Ann was furi- oUs, but swallowed her fury, and resolved not to descend to the level of a feud with her. After the first time, she didn't make the mistake of saying "We've met- 1 She said, "How do you do," cooly arid didn't proffer a hand. "Ann met Skippy Bedelle, too arid was enchanted by him. He was a big, dark, good-looking man, jovial and essentially naive Slje felt irrimedialely that th liking was mutual, but as she hat already earned his wife's en mil without trying, it seemed better t lepve bad enough alone and not encourage Skippy's friendship. Ann felt, anyway, that even if she were deprived of all companionship save Colin's she still would be content in Port Drake. * * • . fi NN.Vas passing Jby on the out•^ side of th« library window one afternoon" when" she saw Colin pick up a fistful of manuscript and throw it across the room. As it Wfcsn't held together at all, it WMn't a successful gesture ol rage,' but fluttered messtly about the floor. The action was so unlike hiia that she hurried inside. She paused in .the door ot the library, >»<l looked -at ,• him. He wfr« iJat**Qt c»therin( up the pages, and Metned perfectly calm. •Anythla* I can do?" ih* in- horcs held no special allure. "You know, we never had a honeymoon. And the book that' seemed so all important to me at the lime has turned out to be the most awful lot of tripo that ever was set down on paper. So I just thought—" "Colin," Ann said, in sudden alarm, "what makes you think your hook is tripe? It couldn't be—" . "Remember, rny darling. I sometimes review books. And the review I'd hand this one would ignite the paper it was written On. So I'm taking a vacation, starling al once. How would you like to do some rambling about social capacities, and l,«r,-.n to understand for the first lime why Ihe Port Drake matrons treated Colin with unlionizing respect. Colin Drake wasn't an author to them. He was the Big BOGS, on whose whinvs the very bread and butter their husbands earned might depend. Joan hadn't been fooling. At the end of the week. Ann heaved a sigh of relief. "Let's go to Seattle for a vacation now, Colin." she suggested. Colin grinned at her. "H isn't Betting you down a little bit, is' il?" Ami breathed deeply. "What T can't understand is why—with all the makings ol n big business man —you were strong-minded enough lot to be one." "It was completely selfish," Colin explained. "The business— the. businesses—were handed to mc on a silver platter, well garnished. And 1 said it was spinach—" "And you saitl the hell with it," Ann supplied automatically. "Exactly. I'm Ihe big stockholder, of course, and supposedly 1 have something to say about how tilings arc run, but actually I leave it up to the men who are belter qualified than I to run it. I never had any head for business nt all, and what few talents I have ruti to putting words on paper. I suppose I'm a throwback to a ballad-maker of an earlier day, or BY PETE 11 HI)SON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Mar. 27. (NBA) -President Truman having said that the international situation \vas going to com c out all right, the day being warm, the mngnolias being In bloom and the cherry blossoms j hook and all ready to nop, it seemed like a good Idea to let the leudin' ami fussln 1 tnkc care of it.self and f:o talk to somebody about fishin'. Best authority, and the logical candidate for any such serious interview, was, of. course. Dr. Ira N. Clabrielson, chief of the Fish and Wildlife Service. The other day Doe... Gabvielson signed the last letter in his third floor Interior Building office and went fishing for good. He is retiring from his job after 30 years of government service. The resignation isn't effective until Apral 1, but "Gabe" had a little lenve coining, nnd he and Mrs. Gabrielson, having rustled Tour news tires Tor their old car, headed for Florida to lie In the sun, watch the dickie. birds—and lish. Gabe was one of the mast amazing characters in Washington. He Is bigger than all outdoors himself weighing over 250. nnd he has one or the grandest smiles and fricnd- est faces in this whole car.ita omimmlty, of verbal cutthroat, ml backstabbers. It probably comes rom his' lifetime interest in the limy, furry, and feathery friend who nrc. after a'u. pretty decent omparert with humans. STARTED AS A BOY IN IOWA Onbe got his start, collecting bird i?s ns a hoy in Iowa. He found out he cojilrt get. paid for it. and he worked his way through college collecting, skinning, and stuffing birds (or scientific exhibits. In his lifetime he has collected about 7500 birds, and his own present- collection of about 5000 is one of the best tn the country. He went to work for the government in 1915 for $900 a year. His first job was as an economic ornithologist, and he went on [rom there. In government service ho has hiked and hunted nnd fished and indulged in his favorite pas- ermen. It takes more skill to 'ii fish with :i barbless hook. land But i such a hook enable a fisherman, who gets a little fellow up close' and sees it's loo .small for the Trying pun to let the >linc go slack,! permitting tiie fish to throw the go on about Us business ! up until big enough to eat.. Also, hunters have to be educated to pass up shots which the} know will merely cl'ipple then game, or which will leave a kill tin rcrtievable. Dr. Giibriclson looks for a bii increase in the number of fisher men and hunters this year. Tha happened after the last war, anc It's going to happen again. That 1 why conservation is all Ihe. more important. onde, just to see what happens a real life wolf. "The blonde," ys Charley, "kept rleht on walk- IB, but two cocker spaniels ,a oodle, and a German shepherd lipeared out of nowhere." Hollywood must be blushing. The ,cademy Award race has been :irned into n popularity poll, ruled ly sentiment rather than by critical - udgment. Joan Crawford vasHolly- I'ood's sentimental favorite. "Milired Pierce" was a tjood. honest, act- 11 B job. but U certainly didn't de- crve an Academy Awiii'd. The way we see it. il Hollywood mist let emotion and friendship 'liter the annual Oscar picture, here's only one fair way In give alent an even break. That's to establish two special awards, one :or comebacks and the other tor sheer popularity. MISTAKEN IDENTITY Movie fans continue to mistake Robert Alda for Gary Grant. Which is too bad, because, as Bob says. 'He's a great actor, but I hate being taken for him. I'm just ham enough to want to be taken lor myself." Grouchn Marx, swapping stories on the set of "A Night in Casablanca," recalled the amazing experience he once had with a houseboy whose English was atrocious. Groucho returned to the house on c evening to find a note from him which read: "Mrs. klopp sun- sukmon klopp numarrahulatz klopp.'' This stopped Groucho cold. Next day he got, together with his houseboy and emerged with this translation: "Mrs., call up soon as . you come home. Call up, no matter how late, call up." In the United States, there is an average of 41 persons to ihe s<iunre mile. i I U. S. Congressman .An»\Trr Prevloun HORIZONTAL 60 Purloined ,*j 1 Pictured 62 Despot congressman, Augustus Read Courier News Want Ads. 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Hoople "Ko woiwler your (liel isn't Inking oil' any wciglil—yen sit ii]> laic every night with those detective stories, aril every moruiiig I notice another icebox robbery!" «p!tf« ,H» " looked up, (Tinned ard to extend U* with me? I suppose it might be well to show you the sources of our income—" "You mean show me your manuscripts?" Ann asked. Colin whooped. "Bless your innocent heart. In spite of your rather touching faith in mo, they don't run to mink coals and such like. I mean the Drake timberlands, and the mills and the ships." « * « POR a week they explored. Ann was a little bewildered by the vastn«ss o£ it all. They drove through miles of timber, and looked at sawmills rather unintelligently, and looked at ships and models of ships of the Drake Line. Everywhere they went they something. Whatever it is. I gratefully receive the dividends, endeavor to see that all ihe em- ployes are adequately paid, and call it a day. If I try any active running of tho business, I immediately am put in my place by a few well-chosen words. So now you know ns much about the Drake enterprises as I da rnysclt —and what have you got to say?" "I still like your books," Ann said promptly. Colin laughed.' and began to drag suitcases out ot Ihe closet. As he helped Ann pack, Colin asked, "Arc you sure you'd rather go to Seattle?" "I think we've been provincial long enough," Ann said. "A litllc city life will do us both a world of goed." encountered men she had met in , (To Be Continued) [ii c of "\vnlchtng the tllckic birds." In every slate, all of the Canadian provinces but one, and abmit hair of Mexico, lie has probably scon as much of the Rrent North Amcricn;> outdoors ns anyone, and he has certainly had more fun out of life than any other individual in government service. Yfl he crm be touuh. He has :«n unholy hatred for predatory ani- tn;v!s. nnri. he is equally embittered against, predatory human b"in«s. Lawyers are among his particular pel peeves. "If they' just- cli'clnre all lawyers migratory animals and let m c rcpulate the open season on 'nn. we'd .soon be rid -of Ihe rests." he says, with a tvvlnWe in his i:ray eyes. F<n;r,HT FOR WII,m,ll'K CONSKRVATION "Salmon packers and duck Inml- ers" arc amotis.- the other br of predatory humans he's ng^. Tliotc arc generic terms, to Oabr. for all (he species of people who don't \vant to practice conservation of America's fish ;mrt wildlife. He's tired of arguinc with them. Tlvit's why he's ROinc fishing for R. In Ilic 10 yrars Ur. Gabrirlsmi hns been chief or the Kish anil Wildlife Service, he has worked tirelessly to America's game populnlien. He has seen name preserves Irlpjilrd ;„ acreage Mr has fought stie.itn pollution worked for tlRht rr Mmo i awSi \ n order to keep predatory humans trom wi^inc out wildlife, n K they unquestionably vvnnM if left to their ovv>) evil devices. Next step in 11,,. campaign, ho says, is to educate sportsmen to be spoteincn, instead of just killers. Fishing with barbless hooks has taken told aiming somo tinh . THIS CURIOUS WORLD EACH INCH JULV OVEE THE U. IS WORTH RAINFAUL WHEN Y<X) FALL CXJT OF A BOAT, YOU FALL. IN.» DUDLEY B. HEILI&EK,, FCO\\ PECKING f BOURN POLES T<3 THE NEW LOO'/,ALPUNi.' THIS PAK-T Of- GON5G 1?>S LIGHT UNiO JOVOU5,SO FULL MVT 8UF\Y IT LIKE VOL) COUUD ELLUFS IM TDER MOODS, AN5D X VODl^J FOSTER'S \TllTH THE R\)& TWMB Mf\RBLtS ALL TOLD.' S/\V, PRO'/ESSOR OP, UMD IC& FROM Out Our Way By J.R. Williams . Nt'XT: Hyenas are. different. WOT OM VORt LIFE.' VOU LIST EN TO ONE OF THEM OL' BOYS AM' LAV AWAKE TH' REST O' VORE LIFE " "I'D BE A FOOL TO GO ER A FOOL TH&T I DIPM'T/' AH. SEMORA, IF VOL] WEEL SIT HERE I TAL NOU HOW I FOL1MD iA M/AM AND J MEVAIR COULD FlMP AG.

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