The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 30, 1946 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 30, 1946
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1040 BB BLTSHETOUr COPBIU HXWB wm OO , tta cttf of BbrUttrtU* or Mam vban curler auric* ft a»e ptr WM*. Of Me per moot*. ta • r*«w or «t mfici,«tjM per j«u. CUM Mr ate MOBUM.*!* tot time aanttu: fey «MD aaUd* M all* *»». »UO» par r«w tm ,'The Dispossessed "By what are called civilized standards, Bikini Atoll wasn't much of a pjace to .set up housekeeping. It was shy on tppsoil and altitiKiq, and there •wis' 'always the possibility of a tidal wave sleeping inhabitants and dwellings into th'e sea. ~. : .But most Bikinians probably would echo the' sentiment of the elderly and ; diffident.- resident of the Waldorf- Astoria- who said to an out-of-town friend, as they, entered the lobby, "It i^h't much,' but I call it home." 'the natives were used to the place. They 'i tolerated its .vagaries-and appreciated ' its comforts. • ,NQW they are gone; bag; and baggage. We have been looking at the /••pictures "taken just before their departure. The people appeared confused and unhappy, from King JuiUi on down to the breech-clouted infants, * . And as we looked at them, we had the uncomfortable feeling thai their, expression could become typical of the atomic 'age, unless the world's leaders acquire, quickly and permanently, move good sense than any world leaders have shown before. For the: Bikinians are the first 'people to be uprooted and dispossessed .by the ..atomic bomb. They were lucky, ' of course. They didn't see the bomb Doming, but those who did were kind enough to come and explain the situation carefully, then take them by the hand'and lead them away to safely. The rest,of the world will not be so fortunate, unless both war ami the atomic bomb are outlawed through agreements of mutual sincerity and ,- good will. If war should ever threaten again, there would be no advance warning for the people of Detroit, Calcutta, Vladivostok, or whatever. The Bikin. ians' uneasy expression—the knit brows • and apprehensive eyes—would become >• a sort of universal mask. '- The earth's billions would cast about >!• them in cold desperation for n place |. of .safety. First the dwellers in the [• HkeJy target cities, then everyone. And j- there would be no place to go. It is significant that these early victfmB of the atomic age lived on that handy and hardy symbol of escapism, a South Sea isle. On such an isle, palm-fringed, sun-warmed and sea- girdled, were fevered efforts ^nd frantic competition were outlawed, people used to dream of "getting away from it all." But the Bikinians were getting away from something specific,-- Their remote, insignificant strip of coral is now charted on maps and minds as the No. I danger s]x>t of dry land on the face of the globe. • i If the threat of war should grow with tlie progress of science, every piece of land on this plaiiet could come to enjoy Bikini's temporary'and dubious distinction. With a force that knows no earthly bounds carried in a missile which knows no limits of distance or location (and this would surely arrive) safety would l>e an eventual impossibility. There is only one escape—in the hearts and minds of the political and military leaders who . make • the do- • cisions and guide the destinies of their fellow creatures in this alleged age of intelligent, emancipated, .and individualistic man. Hit Him Again, He's Trying to Get Up! //here Has He been? New York's state industrial com- missi6ncr, in the course of figuring unemployment insurance tax rates for properties of eating and drinking places, has worked out a schedule of tips for waiters which he thinks proper for tax purposes and, apparent-' ly, for the customer as well. He suggests a l l /-> ]>er cent tip for food and beverage service at tables, and a 5 per cent lip for counter and drug store service. The commissioner, obviously, didn't eat out much during the war. Either that or he is possessed of a tough hide and a charmed life. All but the most cloistered must surely have learned by now that the traditional 10 per cent gratuity earns the giver a sneer at best, and is accompanied by the reasonable likelihood of getting a cup of coffee down his miserly neck or the chair pulled out from under him to speed his departure. »jlN HOLLYWOOD . BY ERSKINK JOHNSON California eight each. , NBA Staff Cortfst»»dnl Sterling Hayden's story of how HOLLYWOOD, Mar. 30. (NBA) —he Hied to "liberate" a 120-fool Irving pichel, Hie Harvard giaclu- German .sloop is a classic. Craty ale, was directing Alan Ladd In about boats, Hayden found this a scene tor "O.S.S." one abandoned In a German har- The script called for Ladd's eon- ersallon, in a London air raid heller, to be Interrupted constant- by the sound of cxptodiifg bombs, 'or ihe lack or n handy sound rack of an air raid, pichel per- onally was providing the sound effects—long whistles ending in a loud "Boom." • ' Chicled Uuld after the scene: 'That was a mighty fine effect, :rvlng. but don't you think it a itlle strange that a Nazi bomb should explode with n Harvard accent?" When George Burnes and Oracle Allen entertained at a recent benefit show at an old uctors' home. Jie reception accorded them was tremendous. "Gee. Oracle," said George, "I was afraid some of those fellows wouldn't know me, it's been so long since I played vaudeville But when I went into my act, did you sec their faces light up will recognition?" "Yes." glowed Graeic, "they re membered every joke!" NO SUITS—NO' CHOICE Tile Siend in Hollywood toward costume pictures is crowding th .screen with European soldiers, gen dttrmerie. and diplomats. "Perhaps. guesses Bert Hampton of Genera Casting, "the rush lo costume I not only.a policy-of escapism for initiated by the producers, but [ sheer necessity because of th hortage of modern men's suits. New York state, not (as is, gen erolly believe) Texas, has contri Hayden. t. WASHINGTON COLUMN Leader Of The Coalition A. P.—The Maximum Average Price Wan. The things they will try to adit on ar e court review of OPA orders, and provision for a specific plan to remove OPA controls. or. He was all set to sail it to orway and hide it : safely .in a lord when the U. S. Navy stepped i and liberated the boat from /^y PUNCH IN JUDY" Y.l( Judy Canova is compiling her • cling experience In a book UUed, There's punch In Judy:". .,!*- aine Day will finance her, twin . i other, Lumarr, in a Hollywood afe. He was a cook In the Army or three years.. .Tliere's no truth o those Ginny Simms retirement lories- She will return ' to- her areer after .the birth of her baby. In "The Green Years," Hume Crony n plays Jessica~ Tandy's father, although off screen lie's her lusljimd. ,')ie has been ribbing ilm about it for months, and l)6w Hume has one great ambition—to )lay her son in a picture. ' Ray Millard paoes (he length of ;h e stage muttering his lines .before a difficult scene. Most , hurts merely dream in their dressing rooms—and most hams don't <Wii Oscars. ' - •''•. A scene in "The Razor's-.Edge." required a champagne bottle ': that would pop oii cue. The special ; e/- fecl department, as usual.'-.solved the problem with a botlle contaiu- Ing a concealed battery. All ; - the director had to'do was press a button. , : THREE SrORTS.STAR' ' BATON ROUGE, La. — Clyde Lindsey of Kilgore, Tex., All-Conference football choice last year, broke into starting lineups in foot- billed tile most stars to Hollywood _ The last official count is New York ball, basketball and baseball—all'ln 24, Texas nine, Penuslyvania and the same year. | U. S. Naval Air Unit | HORIZONTAL * 3 Nevada city SO THEY SAY that here, codd you?" Colin sug- The social significance of small business goes far beyond Us economic aspects. It is the means of expression and development of the Individual possessed of enterprise. It is like home owning in making for civic and moral stability,—Robert R. Wason, president National Association of Manufacturers. * * » One cannot reform the hearts of the German people, unless one keeps their stomachs reasonably full—Qen. £>iv Brian Robertson, Deputy British Military Governor of Germany. * • • There will be no war if W e ns a country remain strong, physically and .spiritually. W. Averell Hnriman, former ambassador to Moscow. Colin brought home » puppy i J for Ann—a white wire-hair with ' ,• blond spots »nd a circle o£ black i around one eye. Ann was en- r and promptly named him Lord-Peter Wimsey, over Colin's proieit don't you see the resem- Colin? He look* just like "Not possibly," she said. "You know the circulating library never gets books less than six months old—ami besides, I want to buy it." darling. I think you're really not much of an authority on Lord Peter's looks." "You like him, don't you?" Ann •id accusingly. ,i "Say«r« writes top-notch nys- tmiits, but I cant quite work my- •eU up to the exalted passion you fca'v,e for her hero.'Besides, Ann- ran raat call a dog Lord Peter Winaey. How are you goine to caU kin for supper, for instance? Lord Peter Wimsey, here, Lord Peter Wimsey—'" Aim hadat thought of that. ?"wVIl e«U him WhiBl«s for short," PrtuuiUy they added a small black kitten named Spooks to *)ttr houKhold. Colin didn't think much of that name, either, but wh*« Ann demanded, "How would you Uke rt if I called them Biaekie' and FWor Colin hugged h*r Hkd admitted that he wouldn't ItottataB. February, Aon up Irotn a dialogue j n v- i*> mafl «xl a MW LMd Peter book ««t tod*?—Tin drivin« to Nr i quite mad, but I love you anyway. No one in the world hut you would make a trip like that to buy a detective story! The more I consider your literary tastes, the less Mattered I »m at being your favorite author." She didn't get the book, at that. It wasn't out yet, despite the publication date announced in the catalogue. Ann ordered a copy lo be sent her to Port Drake, and then wandered around, rather at loose ends—it seemed slightly ridiculous to meke that long drive and return empty-handed. She was delighted when she encountered Connie and Betsey in a department store. Betsey stuck out ler feet for Ann's approval, and said proudly, "I've got new shoes." "And very good-looking ones they are, lamb," Ann nodded. "Com* out for lunch with us?" Connie atked, "I hope you'll drive us—I had trouble with the car and left it in a garage for Davey to pick up." "Why not lunch with me here?" "Well"—Connie said doubtfully —"Betsey's table-manners are not the best in the world, though she almost never gets food in her hair any more—" .They lunched in the te«-room, and Bels«y behaved like a little lady. Afterward, Connie offered to drive as far as their house, and sav« Ann that much of driving, so Bet»ey stood on the seat between them, and sang softly as they went "You're an awfully food mother, Connie," Ann Mid Connie WHEN they put Betsey to bed, the two girls settled down In he living room, and Connie aaid, 'I'll have a cigaret with you before 1 start work. If a gracious irovidencc would just see ftt to send me sufficient time to do everything I want to—" "Don't you ever get bored, Connie?" Ann asked. ' "Bored? No, of course not—I haven't time to be bored. Why, Ann—you aren't bored, arc you?" "A little." Ann sighed, and reached for another cigaret. "It sometimes seems to me that there ought to be something more to We—" ,. "What else is there?" Connie inquired sensibly. "Mine's full enough. To overflowing, I might add. Ann—" She broke off, eying her appraisingly. "What?" "Why don't you have * baby?" "I don't know. I sort of shy off from the idea. It's to uncomfortable, and you get 10 ugly, and I'm not at all sure Colin would still love me if I were ugly. I'm sort of a big girl alongside Colin, ust normally." Connie snorted, and reached for her knitting. "Well, perhaps you may have noticed that D«vey itill retains sonic slight affection for me, in spite of having seen me through that—" That's different," Ann uld quickly, and immediately felt rather silly. It was « stupid remark. "Well, it was just • suggestion. Far be it from me to try to run your life. But you should remember, Ann—Colin's nearly forty, and—well, it's just faintly possible that he -would like to be able to look forward to some day having grandchildren—" "Gracious, you're making ancestors out of us, and I'm ao young, toot" Ann laughed. She got up and put on her co»t, then leaned over Connie to kin her. "Bye, darlin'—you're awfully good for me, you know." "Goodby, Ann. It'» been nte« having a little time with you. Re- nMDHxr, Bagel, you've got th* makings of a* awfully BY PF.TKK F.DSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Mar. 30. (NEAt —Nothing in recent times l»is stirred up the poliUcnl niilmMs so much as New Jersey O. O. I J . Congressman FVccl A. Hartley's "coalition" of Republicans and Dejiio- crals to amend OPA price control legislation. Democrats who ''suit' with htm are known as "Hartley Democrats," and the label is a potential kiss of death. He has been culled a wrecker of the Democratic pnrty. One lonu-<lislance political dopcstcr went so far as to say., this conlltiou would make Hartley the most powerful man In Congress— yea, even more potent than r Supak.- er Sum Rnybtirn himself. -*.') All this excitement hns Ictt Congressman Hartley n little baffled. He never meant nothin' like that. Hartley is n bine-eyed, rt- hairetl man of average size and I unimposing appearance — meaning j thut he doesn't look like congressmen look In the movies. He was born on Washington's birthday at Harrison, N. J.. 43 years ago.'tic has been In Congress 18 years."having been first elected when he was mere boy of 25, after four year.s in Kea'rny politics. His district has »een gerrymandered around so that it Ls now n crazyquilt that takes ill such diverse elements as parts of Newark, Democratic Boss Frank Hague's house, and some of the swankier precincts up towards Montclair. when a guy can get elected nine times in a row from such a hodge-podge as that, he has lo know his iK>litics. ACCUSED OF nF.ING LOBBYISTS' TOOL Harll-^' bus been accused of being "in the pocket" of the Nationnl Retail Dry Goods Association lobbyists, Lew Hahn, Ben Nnmm of Brooklyn and w. T. Seidcl of the W. T. Grant chain stores—all right up near the top of the list of OPA enemies. Hartley admits he first met all these men and a lot of other OPA opponents when Ihey first cniuc to Washington to testify before Virginia Judge Howard Smith's special Committee to In- vestigal^ Acts of Executive Agencies Which Exceed Their Authority." Hartley was ranking Republican on the Smith committee and a lot of the ideas he espouses now in his coalition are carryovers from the Smith committee efforts to limit OPA powers. Hartley has made a good thing ut of his opposition to OPA, speak- ng at Chambers of Commerce, vhere he lays OPA out and his audiences lap it up. Yet Hartley says he is opposed lo the National Association of Manufacturers' idea of killing off OPA altogether and immediately. Early in Ihe war. Hartley got ex- •iled about the gas shortage on the cast coast. He formed a little roal- tion Ihen and he had Republicans and Democrats from Maine lo Virginia beating the drums to get the east more gas. They got action, too. jut nobody thought there \vns anything sinister about a coalition then. "COALITION ahead. He says he has n drafting committee at work and by the end of the week it will have some Amendments to report. All effort to draft a new OPA bill has been abandoned. The things they will try to kill off are OPA regulations on pre- lickcting. in-line pricing, and M. PRIZES FOR ALL FORT WORTH—First place in the S15,000 Colonial Nntiorfal In- vilation Golf Tournament, to be played here May 1G-19. will be worth S30CO. Twenty of the 24 profession-, tils in the field will win prize_ money" Read Courier News Want Ads. picted I Scouting I Squadron .— i i U. S. naval | . aviation | 8 One who ) merits ! 10 Peruses \ 13 Smooths SIDE GLANCES 4 Transpose* • 14 Bow's i weapon ' : " 1 15 Bullfighter 1 16 Irritate ' 18 Paid notice 19 Daybreak (comb, form) 23 Pigpen 20 Encounters 24 Container 27 Negative word 28 Over (contr.) 29 Peevish i 31 Rings i S4 Symbol for ) efbium ' ; 35 Butterfly 36 Wealthy men 41 Diadems ! 45 Calyx leaf 5 Snare 6Its men '"I active in the war 7 Boat paddles 24 Measure 8 Aftersong 9 Arrival (ab.) 11 Period 12 Honeyed 15 Beret 17 Fish eggs ... . :i > . 33 Indo-Chinese 25 Scottish ' "f group sheepfold 40 Incision •.-•* 26 Constellation 29 Number 41 Cure by- S 'S salting 30 Rub out 42 Capital. of • 32 Driving reins- Latvia 33 Distress signal 43 Verbal 21 Abstract being 37 Babylonian 44 Skin tumor ' 22 Small child . deity - - 46 Great Lak«i' 38 Unclosed ' canal IS AN UOI.Y WORD When OPA cxlension camr up again this year. Hartley got to talking with some of his old cronies. All of them seemed (o be (rotting timitnr mail from home, lo the eftect that something oiifihl to done abom OPA. Hartley sent out invitations to an informal meeting to talk things over. Ho says he invited IT! congressmen from boll) parties. About 80 showed up. Coalition, says Hartley, suddenly became an ug\y word. Trouble stalled when the names of some of the Democrats got out. Shooting from home and from Democratic hot-shots in Washington «ot so heated that a number of the Democrats ran for cover. Hartley, however, hns gone right by Galbrolrfc party 47 Fragrant oleoresin 48 Musical instruments 49 Pertaining to a nation VERTICAI. . 1 Release 2 Heavy blow Air Boarding House with Maj. Hoople tc>oK.,t\M;ses/ HEEE is A o£ PWCBLESS METEORITE TUMBLED DPOi PATHS AGO/ VOO M PN' HOLD IT AS ECOR1TV FOR A LOAri OF, SP\V, S 5 ^~ T.' KSEED SUPPLIES FOR. (AM ATOMIC RESEARCH— LAST vieeu. Tri w R6LIC OF OLD STONfc (ROM VifKS SHRftPMEt. SOU STOPPED BOER wftR..' -^- CHEMICALS ARB>(t>O US1W© BESvOES TrtfiiT BY NEA SERVICE. IMC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. Off. "Jfo\v do we know wlial boys arc ijoocl <!atcs? I tliink \vliat this sororily needs is a f;icl-Iiiuling cpnu\iittcc!" THIS CURIOUS WOltU) ST ISKtt" TO HIT A MPiM WITH ^ DID NOT BUILD THE FIPST BOAT PROPELLED SEVERAL MEN HAD SUCCEEDED IN A\CVING BOATS 6V WE APPLICATION OF STEAW POWER. THR3U6H VARIOUS CRUDE AND IMPRACTICAL DEVICES", BUT FULTON WAS THE FIRST TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM Out Our Way THE FIRST U.S. CENSUS WAS TAKEN IN \7-30f CAN YOU GUESS WITHlM A AMLIIOM OF THE. POPULATION KIRTIAND5 WARSCflR. NEST5 ONLY IN ANDIN.H-JST7JW,f; OF THAf STATE. 3.893,635 person*. mi. ,tt^ weatlwr. NEXT: it eoiU pwRey

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