DLYTJlEVIIJ.B, (ARK,)' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL JO, 19'1'j YTM not dooitm ram oo. H/W. HAjmiB, PuUhbtf BAMTJKL F. NORHI8, tdltor A. OATINS, AdntUlla* UftMf « - Mt National AdTertidoj RqtrMOtellra: WUtaoe' Wlt»er Oo, New Yott, Cbteflo, D*- Wtt, Atlanta, Erci7 Attemboo Breept •tared M teeood clM matter at the port- offtea «t Blythertllc, Arkansas, under let of ODB- Octcber », U17. Bemd by th« Uniwd , • : SUBSCRIPTION RATES . By «*iritr In the city of BlrthevUle, JO* p« veek, Or 85c per month. By mill, within a radius of 40 mite, (4.00 per jmz; tJ.OO f or six months, $1.00 (or three month*; by mall outsWe 60 mils ion* 110.00 per year ptyable in advance. Explosive Charges American conficleiice in Russia's iiv tenlidiis had seldom liccn higher than When Victoi' Kravclienko, official of the Soviet Purchasing Commission in Washington, raked his country's foreign policy with a broadsidd of accusa- tioris;'Thc very calmness of'the Soviel- American'atmosphere at the moment made the blast seem all the louder. But under any circumstances that rep'brt 'would' have been startling. Mr. Kravchenko undoubtedly fired a shot heard round the world. The true facts of his grave charges —if they can be pinned.down to black- and-white truth—may be a long time in coming. Mr. Kravchenko may be sub- statially correct.- Or his ideal conception of the Communist state may be so outraged by the present-trend of Russian policy as to lead him into wild extravagances. This man is no "Old Bolshevik" or "Trol/kj'ito." He was 11 at the time of the October revolution, 18 when Lenin died and Stalin became the Soviet Union's leading figure. lie has been a member of the Communist party for 15 years, has held positions of responsibility, and trust, the last of which he resigned when he issued his statement. Many of his charges of "double- faced political-maneuvers" by his country directly contradict Soviet govern'. ment statements, such as his assertion ; that the Comintern has dissolved in form biit not in reality. Some give explanations (though perhaps . not the right- ones) of confusing moves'' like the Russian about-face in Italian relations. ; Other charges are scarcely logical. ]t is difficult to contemplate the superb fighting machine that is the Russian army anil the magnificent spirit of the civilian population, and then to credit Mr. Kravchenko's assertion that the.. Russian people "are subjected ... to unspeakable oppression and cruelties . . . have lived in constant dread and want." So Mr. Kravchenko's indictments serve now to add to the confusion. But they also bring into the open some questions that must have been lurking in many minds. - This country and Britain owe a great debt to Russian arms. It is not . encouraging to imagine the war situation at present if the .Red army were defeated. Much of Russia's diplomacy is mysterious, if not suspect. A lot of people will be only too glad to swallow Mr. Kravchenko's charges whole. But it- would seem more expedient, at least, to sit tight. For if these' charges prove groundless, then international relations will not suffer] If they contain truth, then this government may be on its guard. Miners or Soldiers? The cheers that greeted the information of a new inter-agency committee in Washington headed by War Manpower Commissioner McNutl seem to have been a little premature. This is the committee, you may recall, which WHS formed to reconcile the armed services' manpower demands with the needs of industry and agriculture. It appeal's now that the committee's early meetings have been generating more heat than light. Reports indicate that the Army and the War Production Board, Solid Fuels Administration, Maritime Commission and Selective Service have been engaging in some acrimonious debate. Their one point of agreement seems to be that the armed forces now have first priority on manpower. The delicate balance of military and production requirements admittedly must be tipped in favor of (he former. The trouble starts when they try to decide which production agency shall step off the scales. According to credible, reports, the bitterest committee fights have raged over the deferment of coal miners. Finally a majority agreed to defer those miners between 22 and 26 who had three years' experience. This met with Army and Navy disapproval, and brought a threat from other production representatives that they would present an expanded list from other industries for deferment. The whole country ought to cross its fingers and hope that coal production is not essentially weakened, for coal is perhaps the basic ingredient of our industrial economy. It is necessary to our entire steel production. It drives f)5 per ,cent of our locomotives, heats 57 per cent of our houses, generates 55 per cent of oiir electricity. In short, coal provides 55 per cent of the country's entire mechanical energy. Tf anyone doubts the importance of coal, let him look at the consequences of the British miners' strike. Electric service has been cut 10 per cent, and artificial gas by 25 per cent. As a result, British industry, transportation and domestic heating and lighting are suffering partial paralysis on the eve of the continental invasion. We may be past the crisis of industrial mobilization *in the country, as the annual report of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York indicates. The steel supply may be easier. But so long as we need peak industrial production, we shall need close fo peak production of coal. The draft-age young men in the mines work, for the most part, at the face of the mine. It is hard work, and when older men replace them it will mean a drop in efficiency as well as numerical strength. So it is essential that the inter-agency committee leave enough military-age men in the mines to insure an adequate supply of our chief energy producer for war iudustrv. tor*. Itu GY Ht:- r.r- ;:•?. r.c. T. r.v REG. u. s. PA'. OFF. % n 1 rx 1 I C*fjrri*fc<. 1044. Kofaert U. Lush MM smkr, inc.. THE QUESTION /• | he had an inspiration. He would use my trouble at school as the les'er for prying a loan from Old Jan. Then he could sel himself up in business in town, not have to move, * . • * TIE told grandfather that things •*^ were unbearable in town because of Ihe repercussions from Ihe trial. He described in detail my difficulties wilh the school children. He said thai he believed he would have to leave town, unless, of course, he were in business by himself, in which cose, he believed, he could ride out o£ Ihe slorrn. Old Jan lold my father that he was "damn" sorry about the way the kids were picking on me, bul lhal it appeared lliat I was able lo take care of Ihe situation. He said that he was "damned well pleased" about the Morion boy, and thai il was loo bad that H' had not been his father. Then he explained why he could nol make (he loan. Weather XIII IT was late in the winter. Mary and I were walking home from school. Suddenly from behind a shed, Clifford sprang, finger pointing at temple and rotating rapidly. "Lucy, Lucy, Lucy!" he cried. • I rushed at him. He started lo run, but had not counted on a smooth slretch of ice on the sidewalk. His feel went out from under him and he landed hard on his behind. I was on him. "Waif, wait," shouted Mary, tugging on my coat. "Wait'll he gets up." I wailed, then I went at him and he at me, slugging and being slugged, the only way we knew how to fight. Botli of us were bawling, the tears rolling down our cheeks. Either I had better wind or could swing harder. Al any rate, Clifford went down. 1 was on lop of him, slugging away. conditions, Old Jan "\Vt • r "'hies, bill we have somelliiii!,' HOCK! !" THIS CURIOUS WORLD AT FIFTV YEARS OF ASE, THE PUPILS OF YOUR. EVES ADMIT ONLY ABOUT BECAME A SYMBOL OF PEACE INANCIENf TIMES WHEN VANQUISHED FOES WAVED IT IN TOKEN OF SURRENDER. \ "Quit, quit," he cried. "I give up, give up." Mary pulled me oft him and Clifford streaked down the slreet. H was Ihcn that Mary used the handkerchief. She wiped the Icars from my lace and the blood from my nose as ] stood in front o£ her, a blubbering conqueror, i But it ended the Lucy business. It was a Tew days after my fight that my father received an offer to go to Kansas City as salesman in n large automobile agency. It was a heller job than he had, al- lliough it was slill far Jrom the easy life that lie believed would come with the ownership of a business, when a man's time and money were his own. After he had decided lo accept the offer, pointed out, had not improved. Farming operations in this dry climate had lo be more carefully planned. More emphasis had lo be put on livestock feeding, less Id semi mc"oui',"offenng to pay'alP ' of my traveling expenses. It was a long Irip, aiv.l my father was prclly cold on the subject of my, grandfather. The next summery however, mother and I returned together' for a visit. « * * /^RANDPATHER met us at the VJr station. He was beaming. He greeted mother tenderly wilh a kiss, but turned his attention at once to me. "Why, Anna," he shouted, "giva.j Ibis fellow another year and he'lVj be a man." "He's :i Mcsrlk, Pa," mother said. "He looks more and more ' like you." Old Jan was squatting down at my side. n "Here, lei me see. Let's have Ihe profile, Ihe profile. Know ' whal the profile is? Side view." He studied the outline of my face. Then his linger Iraccd my chin from neck lo moulh. "Damned it he doesn't," he grinned. "Well, maybe he'll live through it." He laughed, hugely pleased. H w;is swell to be back on the farm. Old Jan sparkled.. He couldn't do enough for us. I was at his side all of the lime. He : would stop his work lo explain what he was doing, lo tell about' the breed of livestock, or about the crops, how some were drought resistant, how they would go fo sleep during a dry spell, and', wake up and grow after a shower.; cash crops. Not only must feed reserves he maintained, but a margin of safely in the bank had to be kept; The rebuilding of the barn had eaten deeply into this bank reserve. "It isn't only my future on this farm that I am thinking about," Old Jan had said, "but it's the land itself. You farm it too hard and you may lose: the'land. T haven't the money to lend you. I would have lo mortgage the farm, if 1 did that, I would have to push the land for every nickel Ihere was in it. I would be mining it, instead of farming it." So we moved fo Kansas Cily that spring, in 1924. I didn't see Old Jan lhat summer in spile of his frequent pleas to my parents Then for a part of the lime that summer my mother stayed in', town, visiting old friends. "We had the farm to ourselves. We got up early on the farm so : I we went lo bed early. But to a'i | boy of 8, going lo bed is no fun, '• so I would seek to delay it as : long as possible. Old Jan really i I didn't mind. He enjoyed listen- 1 1 ing to my chatter and answering • I my questions. I could think up • | questions on every imaginable : subject. j One evening we had taken our.! | chairs out onto the lawn to get the full benefit of the b: don'l know how Ihe p; question came to my mind. May-!I " B li! I >rceze.,|ft!J lartieulJPl I be 1 had asked all others uos-'l sible. (To Be Continued) ,;j^:.^ WHEN you GEY avEN WITH SOMEONE VOU'RE.AT-ODDS WITH HlW/'Jiy ". ARTHUR W£ C HSLER, Which Pull;; Which 7OPEKA, Kan. (OP)— Topekans didn't Ihink so much about Ted Tibbelts of route 4 here riding his horse inlo town until he tied the animal to the cenler pump of a lui'ee filling station closed down for Ihe duration and went next doov to see if garage mechanics had repaired his car. Shotgun Shells Bring $7,400' LONDON. O. (UP)—Probably the highest price ever pnid for shotgun shells was at a local auction where the sale of two boxes of 12-gauge St.Joseph ASPIRIN •'WORLD'S URGES! SELLER AT ID< •-*-•-. NEXT': Do hailstorms always trlngh In Hollywood WE FII.T, ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS, AND SAVE TOO MONEI STEWART'S Drag Store M»!n & Lake Fhone 2822 shells brought a lolal of $7,400. They were auctioned five times at a war bond rally; A pair of nylon hose sold for a mere $5.GOO. New York City's 4445 theaters seat 1,449,004 persons. Spring and Summer TUNE-UP Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T-1. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler D*«ler Parts Sc Service 121 W. Alh Fhone 2122 • SO THEY SAT By and large, the universities lo (laic have trained Ihcir sludent.s in educalional or vocational compartments and have given them only the vaguest notion of American democracy.— Dr. rtobert G. Slroul. president University of California. » • » We need not claim moral superiority over countries interested in promoting their own safety. Through ecod fortune and geography we arc relatively more secure than most counlrles and therefore can exercise the high privilege of endeavoring lo deal in foreign affairs on a basts • of fairness and justice—Assistant Secretary of State Adolf A. Herle, Ja. panlaloons. There Day wearing a clinging BY EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent There was Maria Monlez, who said .she wanted lo get out of those sarongs and Inosc Arabian princess Laralne gown and a seductive pout and challenging Tallulah Bankhead in tbe kissing department. And there was Ginny Simms and her beautiful back. Never again are we going to make dates with Ihrce lovely ladies of Ihe screen in one day. Our blood pressure can't lake It. Laraine and Ginny were crash- Ing the oomph department for the first time. And Maria was trying lo get out of It. Imagine Maria not wauling to display her curves. "I figure it like this," Marin said "People get tired of turkey every day, don't they? They're probably tired of seeing me running around in pantaloons." Maria said she was in a techni- color rul. that was it. "Imagine," she said, "all six o. my big pictures have been In tech- nicolor. Everyone eke In Hollywood I she wants to be in technicolor. En not the Great Montcz. She's fed up )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams EGAD.VAS, MRS. W= SWlNG ! SCORES OF FRlENiOS URG6 M6 TO RUM FOR. SOVcRMOR. rJ'HAME A. TALENT FOR 60 M°U VJER6. A HMP.' WCTCUING SOU EKV, BSEI4 VlONSOES.- ING ONC£ t WW=> ELECTED CrilEP , •* New COULD . PIANT CfvRROTG op we HIPPO/ UHK VVW5 STR.1CTD/ PAt-SETTO* 4 ., 0 m- AM EASY MISTAKE with it. She wants to be in a black and white picture. "Of course, I \vill have several little scenes in a bathing suit or even in a black negligee. But no more technicolor epics, I have told Ihe studio. Maria is not n back — he is a racehorse." NEW DAY Laraine Day, in that seductive out and clinging gown, wasn't so osilive about her ability to crnsh he glamor department for the first imc in RKO's "That Hunter Girl.' Hven thought Ihe Ihe studio had irdcred her "dripping with sex." As the richest girl in the world, n the film. Lnraine, once the ;oodic-goodic queen of the screen, fears ultra-low cut slinky gowns «id sweaters. She smokes and drinks — even get.s tight—on the icrcen for the [irst lime and in one ;cene kisses William Post the way Tallulah Bankheacl kissed John Hoddak In "Lifeboat." "Only better," Laraine said. In other words, there's new | Day in Hollywood. I The dialog and some of Ihe scenes | certainly will not hinder Mtss Day Final scene shows Laraine .and Alan Marshall arriving at a hotel for their honeymoon. "Dinner will be served at six." the clerk tells them. "We won't bolhcr with dinner," replies Marshall. "We've only cot two weeks." SIMMS SIMMP.RS Ginny Simms, It developed is the first Hollywood Illy to be gilded, not with paint but with paint remover. It was all part of M-G-JvVs campaign to glamorize her in "Broadway Rhythm." "Why," she said, "they even decided I had one of the most beautiful backs In Hollywood." But celling back to Ihe paint remover, Ginny said makeup man Jack Dawn took one look at her and said she was wearing too much makeup. Ro they just powdered her face with walcr to give her a "bit of a .shine." Then, lo show off her back, they Kavn her a scanrecn chiffon gown. A scarf was added, just enough lo win a resigned okay from the censor. At the film'K preview, the press tiKf.nl said "her first appearance (jarnercd a long, low appreciative whlsllc. officially clocked at 11 seconds." 24 HOUR TIRE SERVICE Vulcanizing — Tire and Tub* Rr.palrlnr Traetor Tires Oor Specially. All Work Guaranteed WADE COAL CO. Alabama Heil Ash Coal N. 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