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PAGElFOUR BLYT1IEVJLLE, .(ARK.) 'COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 194-1' FHB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NBW8 ' . ; TOE CODRIXR NIWB CO . H. W. HAINE8, Publiibei "'" "' . SAMUEL P. NORRIB, Editor ' JAMES A. OATEN8, Adverilitng M»*aiei - Sole Nation*! Advertising R«pret*nUllvw: WiUice Wltmer Co., Nea York, Chicago, Dt- trolt,-Atlanta, Memjhli, Published Every Afternoon Except Bundny .. £ntct«l u second class matter at the pott- offlce »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act oJ Congress, October 9. 1811. .'-'• Served by the United Press ' - SUBSCRIPTION RATES By cirrter In the city of Blytheville, 20e per •e*k, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 mile*, $4.00 per nir, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 lor three month*: by mail outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. Snag of Practicality Woodrpw Wilson went lo the pence conference of 1919 as the world's most, popular man, hailed by a war-weary Europe as the great humanitarian who would sow (he seed of lasting peace. He returned from that conference the undeserved target of disappointment and resentment at home and abroad. And the world's change of heart was largely due to the fact that Wilson, in his idealistic zeal, had forgotten one fumlahiental duty of his constitutional office. ' ; '~ In committing this county to a just and high-minded course, he hud neglected to seek "the advice and consent of the,Senate." The pique and jealousy 'of these lawmakers, plus a disillusioning taste of cynical European politics, turned Wilson into a broken and embittered man. To'day there seems to be the germ of a similar difficulty in a Puerto Rican self-government bill, which has been acted upon by.the Senate and is now in tljc; House; Committee on Insular Affairs. It is the first practical test in this country of the Atlantic Charter, in which President "Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill enunciated "... the rights of all peoples to choose the form of government under which they will live." The self-government bill was drafted by a committee, including several Puerto Ricans, appointed by the • President. •-" It would allow Puerto Ricans to choose., their own governor, appoint their'own supreme couit justices. The President could veto any Puerto Rican legislation. But "this power of disapproval is not intended to be used to regulate the-internal affairs oi Puerto Rico . : ." : '• When the bill emerged from Senate discussion,: however, dripping with amendments, it was evident thai, (he upper house had not written the Atlantic Charter. Permission to elect a governor was retained. But the supreme court justices would still be appointed by the" Piesident; Congress could annul! all Puerto Rican legislation . . . could determine . . . (he ultimate political destiny of the island." -^•Whether the bill emerges from the House Committee with or without the Senate amendments is beside the point of these obseivalions—which is thai the Senate's action points up the weakness of purely presidential comim't- rn cuts;' - * The^Atlantic Charter, of course, is not a treaty. But (he practical application of it and other international agreements to which the United States is a party must eventually involve congressional action. To call attention to that is not to criticize the Atlantic Charter; it simply illustrates the 1 danger of committing this country to policies, however admirable and benevolent, without consulting the law-making body. Hungarian Resistance Reports .from Hungary, by way of Switzerland, indicate a surprising resistance to German' invasion by the citizens of a satellite country. Hitler had to install a Serb-Hungarian minister to Berlin MS puppet premier. Forming and keeping a cabinet has been a formidable task. Many present and former cabinet ministers have been arrested, and the Gestapo' have seized the national chief of police, even though they still issue decrees in his name. Though organized army resistance has ceased, many soldiers and civilians have reportedly gone over to Marshal Tito's Yugoslavian Parlixans. The Democrat, Social Democrat and Peasant parties, numbering millions, are openly hoKlile. Hungary, though its government has aped Axis practices, is iletn- on.slrnling that popular feeling is removed from whole-hearted nazism. , Accordingly, it seems pointless of some American radio coinniontator.s lo refer to the Hungarians, as they have, as a "gangster" and "jackal" nation. These wholesale indictments of an entire people arc not supported by fact. It .serves no useful purpose to .stir up popular feeling here against them. Wo know who the gangsters and jackals arc. We are busy exterminating them. There is little reason to scatter our indignation and energies. "What Is This Power He Has Over Women?" i !We Inlkcd some of remodeling the cellar and doing the York ourselves—bill Henry is^afrnid recreation rooms arc a fad that will blow over after the war!" Movie Anniversary April I'l marks the 50th anniversary of the first movie theater opening. And the occasion incidentally serves lo bolster the truism that it • doesn't take genius to make money—and vice versa. l-'or it wasn't Thomas A. Edison, the inventor, who gathered in the first public coin from "kiueloscopo." It was an enterprising, ;i\ow-forgolten man named Lombard who rented 10 of the pecp r show gadgets',..'from Edison, set them a'tip in a NeW York shoe shop, charged passers-by si <|iiartor a peep on. this April evening lo pay for his dinner, and collected $120 lor the cinema's impromptu world premiere performance, ii ''i '• ' • '.': .'. Mctiinyhilc,; Edison's lawyer urged the inventor to patent his kindtoscopb in Europe.; AYheriV/ipid ill would cost SI50, however, the Wizard of Menlo Park replied, "11 isn't worth it." THIS CURIOUS WORLD 9»«?»H»«S P«MrgV»«« Sweet Uses of Adversity Possibility that the entire strategy of the second front might' be revealed through the apparently innocent confessions of a frustrated "pen. pal" has been circumvented" by a new pro-invasion security ruling out of England. American soldiers t|iere can no longer correspond with Lonely Hearts clubs hack home. Chain letters are 'taboo, too. There has been some criticism of too-strict censorship out of Europe.. But we're all for this new edict. In fact, it might find a place in the peace conference agenda as a permanent policy. OFTEN CONTAIN HAIL. A LIGHTED MATCH CAM BE SEEN AS FAR AWAY AS /; ooo ~Y-'A KOS •At (si(GUT,. IOPFL 1W.BY Xt* SIRVICE, IMC. ANSWER: Canvas, Venezuela. NEXT: How much water, docs a soldier nr: contract which Garbo signed the following (lay. After returning the signed contract, Hayward, in a husliecl whisper, said: "Tell me confidentially, Lester, how did you do it?" ' ' "How did I do what?" asked Cowan, puy.tfled. "Get Garbo to agree to .that picture," said Hayward. ""Why. she's turned down 20 scripts in the last three years. Gabriel Pascal spent a [orlune calling her long distance trying to got her to conic to En&;- lami to do 'St. Joan.' How did yon do it?" "I told him tiie truth," Lester Cowan said. "I told him it just sorta happened. Then I poured mysell a stiff drink." New Guinea natives wcnv ccre- inoninl musks 14 lo 19 feel high. Electrical Repairs & Maintenance HOUSES EXI'EKTLV WIKED J. T. (Charlie) Stalcup Phone 2093 or Z598 Let Us Help SAVE YOUR BYES! 209 W.'Main Si. Phone 2912 Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B.A., M.S.M. ORGANIST and TEACHER of PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE Former New York Organist & Teacha For Appointment Write Mrs. Fowlston 1101 Chtckasawbi or Phono 2041 Saves Election Cost HOI DENVIt-LE, Okla. (Ul> — The city of HoldenviUe will he snared the cost oi a city council election this year. No persons filed for the Jour council posts, thus giving tiie incumbents new..terms automatically. To be "re-elected," the incumbent did not have to lile. THE TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL CO. Master Kxterminalors Allen BIddIc, Manager Free Inspection & Estimates Golf Hotel Phone 2028 E. K. FORD, General Agent, National Equity Life Insurance Co. Telephone 3185 ID Hollywood 'It Just Sorta Happened' HY KKSKINE JOHNbON NEA -SlalT Correspondent Best movie plot in Hollywood lo- day is how Producer Lester Cowan ' about thu i(lcsl whcn the .. Com n , am ]os" was previewed a year late , u t ,, c fj^, Norwcg j lm Emtass ln Washington. Ambassador Wi got Greta Garbo's signature on a i lc]m j,n,nthe D:- Horgcnslicrn contract to portray a ship's cap- thou tain in a motion picture based on [he Norwegian merchant marine, * SO THEY SAY There i:; iiothlnn in our private lives that compares in imi>orl:mce for one Instant with fighting this war to success.—Navy Secretary Frank Knox. * » The cost-plus-fixcd-fre contract l.s the most extravagant, most vicious, most dan.iiarjlo form of business imaginnbie. We expect big rigHrcs for war-but every dollar should show a dollar's worth of return and It docsn't.-Coinplrollcr- General Lindsay Warren. giiuifwas a. grc.il idea, too. ., rd ij^'e-you li> make that pic Ulrc .^^ „,„. mC |. cna]lt ,,, a| .j llc We looked up the gent wli» Im- ; M 0rB enstenie told Cowan. "Fine - . .. nkl c^a,, - i)ut who wi n wc Spring and Summer -• TUNE-UP Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round Heller Performance! T L SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dcaltr Parts & Service 121 Wf Ash I'bon. Z1M WE FII>t> ALI, DOCTpnS 1 PRESCRIPTIONS 4ND SAVt YOC MONET S T E W A R T S D r u| Store Main & Lake Phone Z SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED WITH FLOWERS, properly designed, are remembered always. Our flowers are always fresh, and all work Is guaranteed to please. Let our expert -leijigiiers help you with your Moral needs. T^FLOWERSHOP F.T.I). Service We Deliver Anywhere Ph. 481 Mrs. J. M. (Mao) Williams, owner CHcncoe Bl*r. MAKE YOUR TIRES Last As Long As Possible! > Rotate Tires • Check Pressure > Check Brakes '• Check Shock Absorbers • Check Wheel Alignment Lee Motor Sales Ph. B19 Karl Stone, Shop Foreman 307 E. Main Wqht M th& f ' V n T> 1 T-» T> 1 T-» 1 1 Robert D. LuSR Coprrinht. inM. NEA Srrvkr, Inc. ally lured Gcc-C.ce out of a three u ^ u(su ,, u wlll , wlll year retirement and found him t:tk- ] lo plaj , „ | ; ,,|y sea captain?' IIIB no Ixnvs. "H sorta jusl hap- • ixmed," Lester Cowan said, still in a daze. "It's quite a story." And it was. It all started two years ugo, Cowan said, when he was in Can- she i,, ]sia ma(lc ., p i cU , re [ or adii filming "Commando:! Strike threc ycafS: R B j,n y> ( don't think at Dawn." a story of Norway s I shj ,, { , te interested. After all, it fighting home fiont, | woll i ( i i,avc to be an action picture "One day," he said, "I went (l oarho would be playing a aboard a Norwegian merchant ship sW| ,- s ca piain and we'd have to In Vancouver. To my surprise, the , tluov . i, u; i(et.i of water in her | captain turned out lo be a woman. | j a( , c . l|ul •• "flow about Gsvrbo?" said the Norwegian ambassador. "She's the most famous Scandinavian in the world." "Garbol" said Coivan, slartlcd. "Why, I 'don't even know the lady. 11 talked to her and discovered that | ' her husband was also a ship's cap-' tlial they met periodically. "Let me M;CT what I can (in." said the Norwegian arnlia.ssador. Cow.in returned to Hollywood )ur Boarding. House with Major Hoople Oul Our Way By ]. R. Williams __ ' months later Oarbo's Couple of friend. How ^eobT^^ l ,PRc^Jl^^& NODE. IT SEEMS THAT \^ MIGHT HAVE GOTTEM TUB i LIKE Ai\5 VVEiRLOOi\t. IMTHE iXTTlC ? - — X'M OFFERI^S A FREE COURS&~-N(OO AND i\W M6v\/ VJICKS FOR THE OTH ASTORALS WAS, HUMS IN TUE ."IT, POUTICAU 3EA.LOOSV TONIGHT WOULD THIRTY YEARS TOO SOOM Salka Vicrtcl. (clcplinnctl Cowan at his office. "Miss Garby," announced J j Salka. "would like to meet you ami .- ! discuss that Nurwcgiiin merchant marlrc picture. " "For n minute." said Cowan. "I didn't know wliat Ibc devil sbe was talking alxnil, TJien I romeui!>crcd the Norwegian atnbjss;uior. yal!:a frtld lie had written (ico-{lcic asking If she'd like to be lu the picture, and Gee-Gee had answered back that she most i-crlnlnly wonl:!." Cowan. meantime, had lauded Ihe screen rights to Ernie I'ylc's iwok and hart temporarily forgotten the merchant marine film idea. "HAM AM)—" TDK TWO "So," Cowan .-ul;l, "ncNl clay 1 met Gailxi aiul H.ill:a in the dining room at the 'Beverly Wilsbirc hotel. H was Ihe lir:-l tlir.o I had ever fsen the lady. She- was v.euriiiii a mink coat ami dark es, she ordered a 1 salad »nd I ordered ham and I She locked at ; ON THE MOVE AGAIN XIV £'(~\LD JAN," I asked, "will you answer a very private ques- Uon?" i "Fire away," he said. ; "Do you believe in God?" • "Well, now that is a question," )<c replied slowly, "and, as you say, a private one. Do I believe in God?" He was silent for a minute. He tilted back in his chair. Finally he said: "Look up Iherc in the sky and tell rne what you see." ' It was one of those summer nights in llichigh plains when the skies arc gloriously crowded will brilliant points of light. "Stars," I replied. "How many do you think Iherc are?" . "Millions,'> suppose." "Well," said Old Jan, "I didn 1 pul them Ihcre. John D. liockc [teller didn'l put them there. Edi son didn't have anything to d •wilh it. Why, even the Denvc 'Post couldn't claim credit lor i ; Thcy must have been pul Iher Iby someone bigger than any c 'us human beings, so they mu: [have been put there by God. Yc :Litllc Jan, it would be a pretty .foolish, conceited man who didn't '.believe in God. But don't ask me called the waiter back and said, 'I'll & ' b RVP " nm Cl1 "' c;;Bil l0 " 1 " ' i Well. Cowan and Gcc-Gee dis- ! cussed the picture anil Ih: con- , .. ' vernation. Cowan said, went some- i ca i thing like (his. Garlxi: "They want ',lo describe Him to you. I just Iknow that Some Power exists, a rPowcr greater than man, lhat we (gilWa l>i I HIK'n "<"• **•>'• •-• "•-." »,»,» ( T „,, ^Sii; i you lo produce thr- picture." Cow- : Ja , n .(. "Did He crcale you, loo, Old ic situation from which the hu- lan race emerged. And the sys- m Ho established made possible iy creation." * * * STARTED lo ask ' another question, but ho stopped me. "Wait a minute there, young cllow," he said. "You're dishing ut some pretty fancy questions " 'I w or a boy your age. Let's make it replied, mpte. "I believe in Gocl, and I believe n man. I believe in the brother- lood of man as it was preached wo thousand years ago. I bc- ievc in man and the brotherhood if man, because I have to if vanl to believe in myself. I may get pretty disgusted with somcj )eople some o£ the'time, and with nyself, too, but I have to believe i> people because I am a part of .hem." By this lime he had forgotten all aboul his audience, its age, its immaturity. No sane man can do other limn believe in God, in the brotherhood ot man, in people. That is why our country, America, is so wonderful and the principles on which it is founded so important, so very important,, because this country believes in the people, all ot the people. Here in America the wise men who laid down the principles o£ our government made possible the greatest forward sweep ever in man's progress. For they made possible the self-development ot the individual, and through Ihe individual, the group "It may not always work on perfectly, but as long as the prin ciples oC free government are pro served it has a chance, and it ha the best chance of any plan de vised by man." "Is that," I asked, "why you loV Judge McNamara that you wer iefs arid, convictions". Yet if, 'to-' lay, is making a mistake. Amer-1 ca is founded on the principles; of men's brotherhood, yet it is| seeking to limit that brotherhood; selfishly. • It is operating on the; .heory that that brotherhood can- lourish in one part of a modern! world and b'e denied the rest. It, s a serious mistake. It will have | to be corrected. ; 'And what am I doing about it?. I am like Tolsloy's peasant who was asked what he would do were he lo learn that he would die that night. 'I would plow,' the peasant an: "They want you to star." Garbo: "Let's get ijoinn." Cowan: ; i'Okay." Next day Gafoo's agent i Jjelnnd Hayward. culled at mi's otfirp--atirt they drew Well, I don't know whether I'm • 'important enough for God to ,.„„' [spend His time creating, but I Cow- 'know that He created the human n Iracc or at any rate lie created up for the jury system even thoug it didn't do so good by you?" "America," the immigrant larm er said in reply, although 11 words did not seem to be dircctc at me, "is part ot my deep be "That is what I am doing— plowing. It's not much,- but it's something. And you can't go wrong plowing." He sal quielly lor several minutes. Then he started laughing, grabbed at me and shouted: "Say, what is this, anyway? ou jusl slarlcd me lalking so ou could slay up later. Well, :hool's out. Class is over. Get i bed." * * * WR visit with my grandfather ^ in the summer of 1025 was our ist for more than three years, ad and mother and I kept mov- ig farther away from Colorado, n three years time we went from Kansas City to Racine lo Terrc lautc to Cleveland. Each job ookcd a litlte better to my father han the one he left; each city of- ercd greater opportunities. But. he greener pastures invariably* lad their drawbacks, which Dad, vas quick lo discover. In a few; nordhs he could see nothing but; he weeds, the stones, Ihe bare' ipols. It was never my Dad's fault. It: _ was always the boss who wasAl shortsighted or stingy; or the car, j which was really just a pile o£ junk nn<i no one could sell such a' crate; or the other salesmen, who; orncd in on a guy's deals; or the' town, which slank and he'd be. damned if he'd live here the rest; of his life it they gave him the; city hall and Ihe courthouse and! Ihe whole damn works. ; So we moved, and my grand-; father's loiters followed us as we; pushed eastward. -.. . i . (To Be Continued)'::

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