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•LTTMYILIJ EOUJUB1 91.WI "»'TH»-OOCRIIR NKWB 00 •' , 'aW. BAtNBB, PubU»hw -' -•' SAMUEL P MORRIS Editor JAMJBS A. GATEN 8, AdvenWug NEWS N»HpoU. AdverUilng R«p«tent»Uve«: , WJUJiw Co Nea York, ChlwMTO, O*> . UemphU Publuhed Every : Afternoon Eicept Bund*; u Moond class matter »t the po«t- cffitc »t Blyinevilie, Arkansas, under act oj COB- 1917. ^•Served by /the CottM Pre« SUBSCRIPTION RATES Bj'carrier'In-the city of Blythevllle, JOo per e<k, or 85o per month. By mail, within R radius ot 40 miles. M.OO per ft»r, 12.00 for six months, tl.OO for thrte month*; by'null outskle 50 mile tone HO.OO per year (NT'ble In advance. lHup¥b : the-States I Dialing UN? past year of so there has been a growing chorus of demands fair nibW'sl'ate "feoVeriimenl and less bureaucratic- edicts fiom Washington. TrWy^are perfectly legitimate demands, aiid they hiiVe now been answered with ; a ijiaii-Size chance to, put them into ac- . '"9"- wtx-: . , ' ' For finally, after more than three • months of writing and rewriting, of dc- balingi-and.' waiting, the soldier vote bill has bjjcopifi !ajv, And it throws the biK~ ; gcst "part of the job right into the states' lap. > 1 It isn't a. very good law. It couldn't ! b(|, leaving these two important ques- , tijus, unanswered: Will more servicemen be able to vote under it than under trie 1942 law? How many states will be "willing and able, tinder (heir present laws, to use the supplementary federal ballot?,,. _.,. . a CWhenutlie President polled the 48 • governors last month, only five replied th$t their stale was all ready lo accept ; trj$ short ticket for overseas voters. Acceptance seemed probable in a minor- itj of the^other stales heard from. A f4jv have ! nq absentee voting law of arfl' sort at present. Others would need I - v . ajspecial provision bv their legislatures, * So in mest'CRscs responsibility falls ugpn the states. And foreseeable difficulties in getting ballots to overseas voters are great. There is going to be • a b great mail problem. And there is no knowing how many millions \vill be on how ninny shifting fronts throughout tfe world by November. .V. •^••-. ; ]-% States that do not adopTthe supplc- efoary ballot will assume some grave obligation?—with no chance for buck- pjgssing. Their first obligation- ot' course, is^to t'ive (o each fighting man the rf£ht to partake in, the free and democratic choice of-s(3iu and national of- fr£ers. And there is the obligation to service men's families and to their own , political foi tunes. »It has been suggested, Dial many •soldiers and sailois may not be inler- esled in voting. This' is i)iiest.ionablc. Bijt even if it is true, these fighters hgve families to whom the fall elections, a$d their sons' or husb'amls' participation in them, will be ot immediate concern. ;|If these families get the idea that this participation has been impeded for reasons of prejudice, partisanship or task of effort, v ,the persons responsible. n:gy be committing' political suicide. , ,; State , officials have undoubtedly considered this possibility. .And for that • refeson it maj be hoped lhal they will dy their best with the means at hand t«gel a ballot to every uniformed voter ; i«jo wants one. It |Vas a Great Fight ^ The bijr fight' between the right and left wings of New York's Ameri- can Labor^'|ij|.v->fs'>o\'cr;--niHl-it J -'« > fl5-- : ' quite a "scrap. While it liftteif.'^Vfe!' won? Well, that's'a little ; hard to say'.' The left wing won the primary election tiiul (jot control of .tlic slate mu- chine. The right wing'walked out, leaving their opponents with the original party's name and whatever prestige clings to it. But they also left the other side with 'the charge of being Communist-controlled. The left wing has denied that, of course. But the charge, considering its source, is not easy to laugh off. If the National Association of Manufacturers, for instance, had said the same thing, the defense would have bceiv easy. The left wingers could liuve just yelled "Fascist" or "labor baiter'' 'or some such, and let it go at thiit. But the accusation comes from labor men, not labor bailers. They hml attended the American Ubor Party's birth, and had worked with some of the men who have now superseded them. H will lake a lot of shouting to convince most people that llicse men arc talking through their hafs. There is obvious logic, lit least, behind this charge of Communist control. After Karl BrowdolyAmerican Communist leader, announced, that' his party was withdrawing, from/the political arena under its own. name-, there, wasn't anywhere for Ihe Communists to go except the ALP. Nattiraily, they, coiild not have been caught dead iii'lhe-Republi- can ranks. And hi spite of their recent support of President Roosevelt,, their presence would have embarrassed the Democrats intolerably. • . The most natural thing was for them to gravitate to .the ALP. and take refuge- under the left wing of Hep. Vito Marcaiilonio. Mr. Mareaiilonio is the ALP's on|y congrosrfinaii. And though not a Communistj /he has folowed the sinuous parly line" duriiig his stay in Washihglpn, being alternately- for and against war, and. for and against the President as Communist polity dictated, it is not surprising that when' the Com- tmmisls moved in with their aims, . ideal;''Zealand organizational ability, the,- more" conservative ALP members should have rebelled^' ' '|l was a';b'it'-awkward for many 'y C.|t^0. members Uiut/Vgidncy Hillman, chairman of "the G'. I/O. Political Action Committee, is one of the key men of the victorious, lled-labeled ALP friction. And .some of. lliu President's supporters who are finicky about their political bedfellows may not like all the publicity focused on Ihe'^ALP battle. Rut essentially there was no political difference in the whole intra-party ^quarrel.' Both camps have come out for the re-election of air. Roosevelt,.. Vice President Wallace and Senator Wagner. •JF- 'Mr. ' Roosevelt decides, to • run again, his labor .support in'New York will be split. But thai appears to be the only .difference. There will be no unified, influential ALP us there was in 10-10, when the labor party carried the state for : lhc President by giving •him a vole of 417,-llS when his final plurality was only 22.1,400. Aside from outward appcaVances, however- the ALP fight probably will not make a handful of votes' difference in a fourth-term election. • SO THEY SAY Russia and tlic United states represent two cxlrcmcs. and their Inevitable conipctllloii foi TUESDAY, APKIL .•!, 1914 r. im 1Y N<« SHV1CE. INC. T. M. MO. U. 5. PAT. ."I'd cal dill pickles before going.to bed, loo, if I (houghl I'd have the wonderful drcnius you da!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD ; USED BY THE GF-Rtf ANS IN WORLD . WAC ONE FIRED SHELLS WEI6HIN6 POUNDS. ..BUT OF THIS WE16HT sciewnsr KS UP THE OLD BKLILF . ARE "GOOD FOE WHAT^ILS YOU," .. ' BECAUSE OF THE /:8ACTEEIA-KIL.UNG OILS '-. CONTAINED IN THEAV. ANSWER: Vladivostok, U. S. S. R. NEiT: Wesl winds.' By RoWt D. Lu,L <m LOUI/Ri A Coloriido f.riiif r K for. Home nttnyvd< calv«A St-i>ii>iBl>pr rvrNjnir f f | jojn HIIOII a utrk «triiii£cr who liurilniH lilni nim an liuuordinl mlllen momiiKr. HrrblnK krl|>i Ih* farmrr fall* imd kuucfaH VltuMHf our. whrn lie rtrvlVf • both Mtmniccr cincl mt-iiiuiKe arc goue, No one hr> Neve* MK tiile. TIII-S STOHVi TkeKuKlMKLn TWt Jnii Mr.rlli', Currhmloviik 1'hey net hi* burn on fire. • « ' * AN IMPRESSIVE VISITOR '. . IX . "THE wind quickly spread the . (Ire to the barn, it caught . under the eaves. The flames raced I up the shingles of the roof. 1 The dancing in the yard stopped. All stared at the rapidly mounting blaze. TKcn the hooded, sheeted ranks broke. Most ot them headed for their cars, dous- ,ii)g torches as they ran. But a • few remained. | "Water! Where's the water!" .someone cried. j Old Jan was down from (lie • house, pulling open the barn door. Water, lie knew, would do no . good. He must gel the horses out ,o£ the barn. He disappeared 'inside. In a few moments lie was back leading a frightened animal. He turned it loose in the yard. The horse made a lunge tor the ! floor from which it had jusl come. ; Jan headed it off. I "Keep 'em from getting back ; inside," he yelled at one ot the jKlansmen, "while I get 'cm out." j The Klansmaiv obeyed as Jan rushed back into the barn.' By I the time the 'farmer had rescued ,lwo more horses, the barn was Tilled with smoke. : "I'll have to blindfold 'em," he said to the Klans'man at the ttooi-. "Give me that hood." The Klansman stood there. Old Jan readied toward him, grabbed the hood and jerked it off. He saw (lie frightened face o£ Jimmy Norberg. The blindfolding .of the horse look minutes, it seemed. It was oil that Jan could do to haul him out of the barn. There would be carrier pigeons as a hobby. None of them Ocw faster than 250 miles mi hour. Who Could Doubt Her? CHICAGO (UP)—"You just know 1 wouldn't lie," said a woman being ([iiestionccl by an Office of Price Control interviewer at the rent control office. "My name," she explained, "is Miss True-Belle Speaks." Try our "Own Made" ICECREAM Die Hickory Inn Across from High School no returning for the three still in their stalls. Finally, the blindfolded animal was on the outside, sate. Jan looked around him. lie was alone. The Klansmen had fled. He watched the bam bum to the ground. * * * TF Judge McNamara'had called •*• on grandfather within the week following lh» burning of the barn, he probably would have found Old Jari more anxious to follow his suggestion. Grandfather was pretty bitter about the affair, although he did little outwardly to show it. Scliool was out and I was back on the farm for the summer. Old Jan began immediately to rebuild the barn, and this added to the excited feeling I always had when starting another season on the Mcsrik place. Lumber arrived from ,town on big trucks. A couple of carpenters came out. They were friendly, wisecracking, and it was fun to climb around the growing building, watching them, running errands for them. The carpenters aic their noon meal with Old Jan, the hired man, and me. My grandfather talked little except on the construction of the barn. Although it was apparent even to me that the Klan visitation was bothering him deeply, the only remark that Old Jan made about the affair in my presence during that time came out after dinner one day when the carpenters had returned to work and Tom Horglc, the hired man, had left the house. "Those carpenters arc swell fellows, don't you think, Old Jan?" "Sure', sure," he replied. "They're fine fellows. Probably both of 'em were out here the night the barn was burned." But as the barn neared completion, Old Jan's spirits rose. "Bigger and better," he said proudly one day. "That's' the way we builds 'em. Eh. Little Jan?" '" "You"beV'~l said- tlcally. . t "Yeah," he went on, "bigger and belter, even jf it breaks us" It wasn't breaking him, I know now, but it was taking up about all of the reserve (hat he had accumulated during the good years of (he war and those just following. t t * MALCOLM MCNAMAHA' was Die older judge of the circuit court in our part of Colorado. Ho was a man about the ag e ot my grandfather. He had been on (lie bench for many years and held the respect of everyone as intelligent, fearless, and fair. He : was regarded as a rock of >n- ' tegrity. Early one evening, about a montli after the burning he made his unexpected visit to' the farm. 'I am Judge McNamara good evening," said the dignified gentleman as my grandfather met him in (he yard. "Yes, yes, I know," said Old Jan warmly. "H is nice to have you call. Wo don't have so many visitors. My grandson and I get • sort of lonely out here" ."That 40? But you do have visitors sometimes, I understand and that is what I came to talk to you about." "Oh, that. That was quile a wlnlc ago. Look, Judge," he said waving his arm toward the big, ••' new building now nearly ready for painting, "dial's a lot better barn than I had before." "That's a'lot of eyewash and you know it," cut-in the judge ' Where'can we go to talk?" ' On the porch, j£ you want to." "But what about the little boy?" ' "Oh, him, why he's my partner," laughed Old Jan, walking toward the porch. When they were seated the judge asked my grandfather to tell him all about his trouble with • the Klan, to tell him exactly what happened during his encounter with Jim No'rberg in lown, the incident which apparently had precipitated the Klan visit. Old Jan carefully told 'the story while I sat listening, my attention somewhat distracted by Ihe fascinating presence ot the impressive visitor. (To Be Continued! We Still Hove A.Few Bags ot PEDIGREED COTTONSEED MIXED FERTILIZER CERTIFIED ROYAL SOYBEANS Order AMMONIAN NITRATE Now. \ J.L. TERRELL I 111 S. Broadway > Phone 2631' • In Hollywood him oiicoudagcincnt at ;i lime when lie needed it most. BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Corrcsronttcnt Tlic film parade: Monty Wool- [ Don Hay — Coin|»scr of "Mr. cy—The Beard hwlsts lie's Holly-'Five by Five." He'll marry M-G-M vood's (nstcat dresser. Takes Him [actress Dorothy Gihnorc in August. !iisl two minutes to get ready for INK TO GltEASEl'AlNT Slie street, properly togged, out af-1 Alan Carney—SJom Davi c | Bough- cr climbing out of bed. But on the a) timid tlic Irish in Brooklyn. His jet • ot "Irish Eyes. Arc Smiling," papa, a leader in the New York wlicre lie duplicates the feat for j typographical union, wanted him lo Ilic camera another fuel comes out. Become a 'printer, but Alan had a H takes him a good 15 minutes to love for .greasepaint. One niglu :;ct his Ucnrd properly combed and after working in his father's print brushed. jshop he \voii an amateur contest ' Eleanor Powell — Eleanor is not. dci "S Irhjiersonallons of Eddie Rob- nenrly so proiirj of tile speed with which she tap dances as she is of the turns she makes \vliile doing Inson and Clinrles LniiglHoiJ. Hint dirt it. He'.save 'up l>rii\tlns for Vaudeville, became a night club Ihe. same. "The turns," she say.5,| slRr nnd now he's one of HKO's "arc the thing. Ninety per cent of ( to P comedians. You remember Wm the effect on the screen is created ns ^^ Crunk, slow-witted but by the speed and grace of the! lo y fll bodyguard io Cary Grant in turns and whirls—not by mere tap!" J ' r - Lucky." speed." j i Henry I'Kolkcr—Brilli.in( cli.ir,ic- Kllicl Ilarrymorc — Tlie day she ' cr ac ! cr -.Who,"' has jusl come forll slarlcil to work in RKO's "None .« 111 ' one of'the lies I ideas lo orig Rut the Lonely Hcarl,' Spencer in: \ le '" 'filmttwn In a Ions; while world nuirkcU will have about It something T 'MJ filled her dressing room with Kolkcr liclicvcs tlic film inilustr. ._.•...,_. b « t( ^,| PACnr . «_ _ ..j i; cllftlflf] tM'fllttlff- '.I wltnr-f ftlni t 1 truly Utanic. One Is people's caplUillsm at Us besi, the other state capitalism at Us slrongcst. —Erie A. Johnson, president U. S. C. of C. '" ' *SfWtV ^^f- fiPTICRL STORE Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES! '09 \V. Main St. Phone 2912 FOE SALE CONCRETE ! STORM SEWER ALT, SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge I.umticr Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. 'Phone 091 Osceola, ark. 24 HOUR f!R£ SERVICE Vtil.j,,,!,!,,, _ flif .,ii Il. li«,,:,lrjnr. rr^uior Tlr(,-» <)i,r ^pr t j..lt> All Work UontniittciJ WADE COAL CO. Aljnama • kcd Asli Co.Ll N. Hwj. 61 Ph. 2U MR; foRMER: — For a better stand! — —For quicker germination! — —For healthier plants! — — For mere $ per acre! — HAVE YOUR OWN PLANTING SEED GRADED, BE-UHTED HMD TREATED AT Russell Barham's RED TO / ^ Phone 2142 For Complete Details! HV Iiive a limited supply of first jrj lr frnrn p^cMgtt-ed Slurn-vlllr 2-B, 4-K and DI'L H cutlon Sf^d. AH pr-rttlfiJ. delinted and ucAlrd- In 100 lb. l>a(Ts. WIU trade for yuor M-ed. )«|r Boarding with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams MUST HWE TERMneS ISS N'OUR. LA,MAJOR.' THE LiXST 6<R -1 RESCUED PROW ON5. 0 - THESE 6fvftHafi.lv. ' THE STITCHES <JEA',OV!EO I4OP IKS. AM' I'LL GWE SOU AM ASSIST 1AOS\E.' , . OFFICE ARE VOL) AWARE. WHY. £ SHOULD WELL, A FELL IMTO HIS PAS) O 1 EOA,^,T OME PAY AM 1 HE BAS1ED AM' PDRKEO THAT THIMG TWO HOUKS 'FORE HE GOT TO APPRECI.XTE LOTS WOR.TH OP \\EAT v/^LL'EO W E&AO, MO. E BUT UOM£ f ?>, EVEM TO ) OF WOOD BEI.MG THE '.CLP.S5.,,BESEMBIAMCE roses. As a struggling yonn; ••"«"'» produce ;i short film, a I. slagc aclor, Tracy played the role ncws iccl Jiishion, of the family o of a newspaper photographer in "A cvcr v U1 *» '" lllc aimed scrvic Hoy.il Fandango" In 192-t. The "'"' receives a cilatioji for gallan play's star, Eihtl liarrymore, gave tr J' '" -iclinn. Don Amcche—As a Navy flyer in "Wins and n Prayer." Don wears a EDccinl insigne for a mythical air fquadron. -The design shows a bronco-htisting cowljoj- waving a 10-gallon hnt nstrkle a torpedo. The no.se of the torpedo is n Mvc;ucr girl who looks like Betty Gratolc with her arms cxtciuted in a "comc- i iiilher" manner. j I'lX-UP MAN Bill Goodwill— Radio announcer' turned uctor. Since losing his maid i to Lockheed, Bill has pleclcd Ills' tnfnnl daughter his favorite "pin up" girl. He really knows what II means to "pin 'cm tip." I Gale Soiidcr;aard—She sets 1'alcl liaiulsomcly for loading a double life, never hnviug played a screen lolc revealing Itrr as she really is. Mcfl of the lime shc'.s th.c menace. New she's playipp t;cnc Kelly's ma In "Chiistnns Holiday." In real life she's Ihe mother of t»o yoimgs- Icrs aged.one anil three. Svcn I'iscons Hv Faslcr HURON. S. D. (UPi — Things move faster In (lie Annv—or at least the plp,eoi'.s do, ssyr, Pvt. Hnr- lan E. Wahlncr of Huvon. While home on a furlough, tho 19-ye.ir- f<W snlritrr (old frirnds that many of the pigeons he trains for the Signal Corps at Port .'aokson, .H. C.. lly more than 300 miles an hour. Ucforc Jo In In R the Army, the Smith nakotan had fi Hod; of 2Hn ATTENTION SERVICE MEN: Pjlease bring proper identification papers from your commanding officer when buying badges, ribbons and medals. We have complete stocks. For KHAKI and TROPICAL shiiis and trousers, sec us. HUDSON Cleaner—Tailor—Clof hier Every tyiie liccl Is repaired or attached here— the work Is do perfectly, r scuably - and. you wish, while you wait. plete Shoe Repair Service Com- here. ,DRS. 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