The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 1, 1946 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 1, 1946
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BLYTHEV1LLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APJUL 1, 1'J'IG tTILLB OOURIEB NKW8 ioa • «ott. Attaata. •* BlyttmUk, •t tte po*- •atef Oc»- MytJMTtll. or nto to utaed. aoe p* iMfc or •• p* north. By mall, within a nuttui of 40 nllM, MM per JMT, »3.00 for ill mootb*, »LOO lor tbn* or Americana. Delegates to the UNO Security Council "meeting in New York had of Arrmricau folkways ,,)vhen, on opening day, they were'intorduced to our quaint custom of feather-bedding. This practice, in case anyone doesn't i-ccatt 'iC'is' not "to be confused with bundling.^It.consists of paying a union member for standing around doing nothing ..while a member of another union-' (or of no union) gets paid for doing-'the'job-that the idle union member is paid for not doing. Sometimes the practice is varied by having the union member paid for not {joinjf a' job'.that nobody else is doing, theater orchestra musicians ; '.for 'not performing at a play ichich dbcsii-t use any .music before or ' ^V**'^'*^- 1 -' r ' ~ •--• '* - •--- : V ' •'" ' ^ ' grltcTj-ro'r'- during the intermission. Fortunately,* ,tbe UNO delegates escaped this variation. That is just as well, for they... must have been sufficiently con- .[fUs'fi'd*bV'their own simple problem.' .* THis problem involved a jurisdic- Stional dispute among several AFI, Bunions, including the electrical work- '^ers and the movie, radio, and television ^operators, over who should run the -television broadcasts. This was the 450th jurisdictional dispute at the tem- Zporary UNO headquarters during the 3 two weeks it. took to transform the .jJHunter College" 'gym into an arena of ^international discussions. All the others Hwere settled before the delegates were £ seated. 8 It looked for a time as if the 50lh a dispute might leap the bounds of tele- ~vision and tie up other and more usual r communications. . For there was some •^talk of the electricians' taking out all ^electrical equipment..unless their boys /.got to operate the television, or at least Sget paid for it.r^Phjs-.'.would have made b radio broadcasts of the session impos- gsible. . g So the feather-bedding was agreed £on. The television operators did the a job, and an eqaul number of union rj electricians drew an equal amount of Jjpay. Word got around that some of the Smore f,britty. UNO officials didn't like gthe idea: They seemed to take the at- attitude (hat sumo of the 51 nations footing Ihe bill for this meeting and other UNO activities might object to picking up the tab on this double-or- nolhing basis. Wo can excuse their attitude, on the grounds that any of the delegates are newcomers to our shores and residents of countries where money isn't as plentiful a.s it it is here, where life is harder and the living standard is lower. But if the United Nations Organization is going to live here permanently (and surely somebody somewhere in our broad land will welcome it more hospitality than did the squires of Westcheslor and Greenwich), the members will just have lo get used to and accept our customs. , Haven't thoy ever heard of James Caesar I'clrillo, that stalwart champion of feallicr-bedding? Why, gentlemen, Mi'. I'otrillo is almost as much an American institution a.s is Jhe hot^dog or the atomic bomb. He has led one army of stand-ins after another, and, thanks to the. laws of our land up to the present, has never known defeat. Where James Caesar has led, other lessor commanders have followed, until now feather-bedding is an accepted and legitimate chapter of Americana. So don't go trying to change our quaint customs, gentlemen. Just pay up. 'Ain't Nobody in Here 'Cept Us Chickens, Boss!' Heaven Forbid! We see where the Brooklyn Dodgers' "varsity" is traveling north by Pullman, while the second squad is making the trip by bus. We hope, for the sake of Ebbets Field faith 1'u 1, that the second stringers won't follow the current custom of bringing charges of a "caste system,", and perhaps even inciting open mutiny among the Beloved Bums of Flatbush. *i IN HOLLYWOOD . BY KKSKINK JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. April 1. <NEA)_ It happened on the set of "Anna and the King of Siam." The stars of the piece. English actor Rex IIuiTlsoii, Irene Dunne, nud Linda Darnell, ni-c required to speak some In the picture. After one scene requiring n great :leal of from Harrison. Irene, and Linda. Director John Cromwell tinned to his technical adviser nnd nsked. ''Well, how was their Siamese?" The technical director smiled and said, "Fine. In the United States the movie audiences will think they arc speaking Siamese and In Slam people will think they're speaking English." Defense: A .school foe girls is being constructed on the property adjoining Tyrone Power's Brentwood home. Ty just ordered an eight-foot hedge. A BOON TO SOCIETY There's a real answer to the juvenile delinquency problem In Producer Herh Lamb's.first visual edu- catiqn short, "Play Ball, Son," based on the liook by former sportswrite: Bert Dunne. The stars arc nil youngsters under 14 years of age, members of the San Matco. Calif., high school baseball squad. The film teaches all the fundamentals of the game. Every youngster in the country should see It, as ar antidote for those "what-shoultl-I- do-this-aftcrnoon?" blues. Mark Stevens, the lad who jump ed into stardom overnight, deserve an Oscar for keeping his feet on the ground. Someone asked him on the set of "The Dark Corner." in which he stars with Lucille Ball, the reason for his sudden success. "Reason " said Mark. "Thai's simple. The Ty Powers, Ihe Jimmy Stewarts, and the Henry Fondas were in the service," Jack Carson, on a personal appearance lour in the east, writes that a fellow back there is now psychoanalyzing dogs, nnd hus found one with a "movie fruslra- ion." The dog, says Jack, is wor- •ied because everyone compares him Lassie. MITT A LA CARTE Most precious "prop" on the set of "A Certain Rich Man" the other day was a huge filet mignon for Sydney Oreenslreet to devour. As ic put the steak on ice, Prop Man George Sweeney was reminded of Til emergency he once met in the days of silent films. "We were shooting at night on location when the director suddenly called for a sleak. I couldn'l find any stores open. I ducked into the prop wagon and looked around. Suddenly I saw a first baseman's mitt. 7. garnished it with some canned vegetables and parsley and brought it out. As a steak it was a big success—until the director tried to carve it for sandwiches." When John Eldredge was cast as the heavy in Universal'.? "Little Miss Big," it was his suggestion, and altogether logical, that his brother. George, also an actor, should play his brother in Ihe film. The suggestion, however, was nixed by (he studio because George didn't look enough like John to be his brother! It's Bill Schiller's story about the producer who fired one of his veteran directors. "What's the reason?" demanded the director. "Nothing personal," explained the producer. "It's jusl thai you've outlived your uselessness." *. WASHINGTON COLUMN SO THEY SAY The best wily to pbtftin permanent 7>eacc Is to concentrate oil ijenccllme uses of utomic energy, rcvenl the ton.sic principles. whSch ii) reality lire public knowledge, and concentrate on preventing Hie next wnr which would be lost by both .sides.—Robert M. HutchUis, clinn- ccllor U. oi Chicago. * • * * lu lljtc western or southern Allicrl-rulcd zones clr-Nay.tftcatioti of Ihe economic elite hns not only been circumvented frequently, but lia.s not Introduced any basic inslitullonnl changes.—>Hnns Meyerhoff, Office of Strutealc Services. + " * . * Couples \vhose intirringe has been delayed by the war need nol feel thai, necessarily, their incrcH.sed nyc has rniscri a barrier to a happy union.—Prof. Judson T. LniuUs, Michigan SUtle College sociologist. t * t Behind niiy government of any kiuci (hero invist be the consent or Ihe governed in n very real sense. The people Of the world must hnvc confidence in the United Nations, and must believe thnt it will act justly and fairly with respect to their interests.—Dr. Harold C. Urcy, atom scientist. Denaturing The Atom mission, on \vhii-h r;cm;uo Uarucli is the U. S. rcprcsrntntivp. The UNO CoiiiLin.s-sioii miiy accept, or Acheson Report XXI was- cold outside, and Aim * pulled,her fur coal close about Ijpr. The sky was gray and threatening ahead. Ann hoped it would ir.ow. A lew miles farther on, Iv wish was granted and big la; £• . ....„„_ the windshield. Then it began to big lazy plastered themselves against in earnest. Drakes on a night like this!" Nina said fervently. "Hi, Colin—hi, Ann!" * » * "ITULL.O—won't you come in?" Ann replied mechanically. That, it seemed, was their intention. Also they demanded to be put up for the night. Nina had »It was a small blizzard by the t*ne she drove up to the house, af.d Colin came out looking a little anxious. "I was hoping you'd get tatre—I didn't want you snow- Bbund in Seattle—with me in Port Crake." f> Ann slid over so thjl he could get in behind the wheel to drive ftc car into the garage. "Don't you love it, Colin? Let's pop corn arid roast apples and toast marsh- Mallows in front of the fire to- tufiht—" •?*'•! believe the girl's hungry," r^e grinned. i* Inside the house, Ann changed to warm red velvet pajamas, and yjent into the kitchen to start dinner, only to retreat shiveringly. "Somebody should have examined irjy head when I was planning this house! Why didn't anyone tell me that you need heat in a kitchen? Why did I think of a kitchen as a iialurally warm and friendly i^ace?" "Colin putted her down beside i.jrt: on the davenport. ''In a little vmiie I'll go out and bring in the rrtyrc-dienis, and we can have Vacon, wafTIcs and,coffee—and of c*ursc your popcorn and apples .i*id toasted marshmallows—in ••i.A'nn put her head on his shcul- tKr, and said, "Darlin 1 —•" "The doorbell rang, and th«y "uoth jumped. .'.'Who could that '»*?" Colin wondered -aloud, as ift got up to »ns*er it. ^,He opened the door, and ! - Nina wd Jock, all bundled up and cov- •Jed with puvdcred snow, came "TJiunk God for the gone along with Jock when he drove up to Port Fnrrar, to interview a weallhy and bedridden client, and they'd gotten caught in the storm, and decided it was silly to go on when they had good Iriends so close. Colin explained that the temperature of their kitchen enough to discourage Admiral Byrd, so if they were willing to cat what the Drakes intended lo cat, they were more than welcome. He look Nina's fur coal, established (hem all comforlabb around the fire, then set himscl to making hot rum punch. Colin was very competent, Ann thought dreamily, as she sat will a mug of the warming drink ii hand and watched him stirring u batter, and putting strips of bacoi in the waffle iron. She rousei herself, presently, enough ti measure the coflce and plug ii the percolator. Somehow, the evening wasn't sc bad as she had expected. Mayb the rum punch helped. Ann didn' talk very much, but smoked great many cigarets, and lis tened to the others, who secmet to have no difficulty carrying on normal polite conversation. Joe seemed thought. n little remote, r-h but Nina and Coli talked with the easy fnmiliarit of old friends. It was midnigt before she knew it, ami An roused herself to be an cxcellen imitation of Connie as the compc tent hostess. She'showed them 1 the bedroom, and got out pnjamr for Jock and a nightgown ar robe for. Nina. "It's u case of .'.(tikimr n ediiim," she laughed. "My things ill lie as much loo big for Nina Colin's things will be too small r Jock." • * « HE returned to the living room, and found Colin making up ic studio couches in the nlcovc to beds. "Mnybo we should have bigqcr house, Ann," Colin said. "Who wants guests?" Aim re- .icd ungraciously, "Feel ihnt w;iy about it?" "Definitely." Lalcr, when they were in bed, nil put her hands up over her rari, and clutched n lock of olin's hair. "Colin—" she said oflly. "Um huh?" He reached up and eld both her hands. f ilh me? I have something to say o you, and I can't shout it—" She novcc! nvcr against the wall and nade room for him beside her. lien with his arms around her, he merely sighed a little, and rescntly murmured, "Love me?" "My dear—" Colin's voice was Icep with emotion. "Then"—she hesitated again, hen came out with it all at once —"Colin, let's have a baby." "I'm sorry I've begun to bore vou so soon," Colin said rather slimy. Ann silently cursed Colin's infallible memory, and her own iicady assurance of a time so far jack. "Damn and blast," she said heatedly, If inaudibly. "1 rather thought you might like lo have a child, Colin," Ann said a little wistfully. "I don't want anything for you Lhat you don't want for yourself Ann," Colin pointed out. "Yoi need feel under no obligation lo provide me with a child, just because I might liko to have one You don't owe me anything,' yoi know—" "This is a nice emotional dis cussion, isn't it?" Ann sail thoughtfully. "Damn it, Colin— didn't it ever occur to you tha I might want to have a baby— your baby, Colin?" Colin laughed softly, and hi arms tightened convulsively. "I didn't, Ann—it didn't. But if very nice to know!" (To lie Continued) SIDE GLANCES y BY FETCH KHSON NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, April 1, <NEA> —The best official advice on Hie j it may reject, the new Acheson Report for interna.-.r recommendations. llonnl control o/ atomic energy te] Wralcver action the UNO Conito take it easy. iTmissitm takes will have to be rc- In the first -stories that Icakcd-llem-d lo the United Nations As- out from members of the Senate einbly and Security Council, What- Atomic Energy Committee, the impression may have n risen that all of a sudden n good fairy hnd waved Its magic wimcl, so Hint now, by golly, (he work of the gremlins who first invented the atomic bomb could be overcome. The idea put out was that through a new pro-; CCRR of "denaturing" fissionable, materials, atomic energy could be released for peaceful purposes like generating power or curing cancer, but not for nnsty purposes like milking bombs. Unfortunately, the news isn't quite thnt good. How the denaturing is done not revealed, but, the process niot new. It is explained that, material already made for use In bombs cnn be denatured, as wc»l as fissionable materials still in thcii riginnl form. Denaturing of fissionable matcr- 1s does make them useless for ombs. This has been proved. A omb made out of denatured tna erlals Is a dud. Otherwise, DM nportance of denaturing tUoinii nergy materials is decidedly limit d. ENATURKD MATERIALS AN BE REPROCESSED It is now explained Ihnl it ii issible to "undenature" the do atnrcxt materials and to make x>mbs out of the stuff so i epro- csseri. F;it this nndenntiirinfr is a omplicatcd business. It can't be one overnight in the back room f any drugstore. And there is no gunrantre that onie new process may not br dis- overed whereby the denatured mn- erials could be exploded in Ixnnbs. t can't be done today, but tnvnor- ov—who knows? The Important poitil is that dent urine offers a partinl means for ont rolling Ihe manufacture ami censing of fissionable materials or peacetime uses, reducing (,hn anger that those materials will ie converted into bombs. The report prepared by a com- nHtce v»Mkintr with Unrl pr-sec re- ft ry of Str>te noan Achosau is nni L complete plan on how this might ic done. The committee started wi'h he tisunl approach, tryinp lo con- rol the use of bombs cither by renvaiciation or nn rlaborntc .sys- em of inspection. Both methods were discarded ns impractical. REPORT OUTLINES PLANS rOK WORLD CONTROL OF URAXIVM The next step \vns to try to cnn- rol the one indispensable material —uraniani— at its source. That •suggested thnt ownership of all uranium deposits should b? transfiM-roci ;o pn international organization, a world corporation under the United Nations. The Acheson report merely outlines how this might be- done. Denaturing is just one strp by which uranium could be made relatively snfp for lEconsrd UPC in the nrod net ion of newer, in re search, and In medicine. What happens next Is that the Acheson Report \vill be studied by Congress and bv Ui£ State. War. and Naw Departments. They may throw it tn thn wastobasket, and come up with something better. On the other hand, the Achr- son Report may bn used as n basis fnr determining the U. S. policy Th« report is not a declaration ol policy In itself. It requires no legislation to make it effective, tlmusli it may influence legislation now being considered by the Senate Atomic Energy Committee. When the U. S. policy is determined. It Mill bo submitted lo thr * t lulled Nations Atonvte Energy Com- r action the UNO adopts will then be pa.ssed on to the member nations, with the recommendation that they enter into u treaty to put the plan into effect. Obviously, it's going to be a long time before the Achcson Report becomes world policy. 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