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BLYTHGV1LLE, (ARK.? COURIER, KEWg FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1.04-1; . NOMUS, A. OATTO8, AdTtrtMnf IUMCM M* HktioMJ MfirtiMiv RtpmenttttTM: W«B«» Wltmer Oo, N«w Tot*. QblM*o, D»- Irerr Attenwte Bitecd >tt Moood (lui matter »t tt» pott- ofllee »t'Btyt&evffl», Art»n»u, under «ct ol 0«pot, (October », 1»17. Bemd by UM Unittd PTIM Bogey Man SUBSCRIPTION RATBB. B» aurter In the dty of KytbeTOle, »t p*t *t«k, or Mo per month, • ,, By m»U, within » ndlua of 40 mllM, M 00 per je»r, 12 00 for six month*, $1.00 for three moAtbi; uy mil oUtstde K mile lorn '«1000 per T«" ' A -Permanent Dies Committee? Re]). J. Parnell Thomns of New Jev' scy thinks that the Dies coihtriittec— officially the Special Committee to Investigate Un-American Activities — should be made permanent When ila present tenure ends next Jniuui'ry. As the committee's ranking minority member, Mr. Thomas is in line for the chairmanship if he should be re-elected and the Republicans should gain control of the House in the next Congress. This may lend urgency to his sugges- lon, which will probably find considerable support in and out of Congress. Any 'decision on the suggestion is complicated by the question of what the committee will be like 'without Martin Dies, who is bowing otit of politics. The history of his committee has been marked by violent opposition and enthusiasm, but it is hard to tell ' .whether it was' the committee's work • or Mr. Dies, personally, that aroused these feelings. Perhaps with n different chairman and changed personnel the .wh'ole; atmosphere might be different. But that doesn't alter the fact :that (he committee's past activities have, been a mixture of revealing investiga- ' tions and silly witch hunts. And it j doesn't settle the question of whether • Congress is the best center for this type of operation. . / Mr. Thomas is right when he says "' that we must not let our' .guard flown ' against un-Americantem. 'But -whether* the present "weapon c/f exposure ... must be maintained through a congressional committee" is another question; It is always possible thai such a weapon will shoot wide of the mark and hit some political or personal targets. Or it may prove amusingly .iiieffectivtej as happened in the Federal Theater Project" investigation when one Dies cqm- mitteemau accused the dramatist Ghris- - lopher Marlowe (15G4-1DB3) of<being a Communist. "V It "seems to us that the •logictil'iplnoc for investigating un-Americanism is the Federal Bureau of Investigation. i Its record of efficiency in this field is certainly as good.as the -Dies commit- ce's. And .its .staff, enlarged if necessary, could surely turn up .as much valuable evidence as Mi\ Dies claims his group turned over to the FBI. Might not the FBI be put to political and personal uses, too? Yes, but Congress would very likely be OH the alert for such symptoms. These same symptoms 'might go unnoticed in a colleague, for the lawmakers • usually present a united defense against outside attack on one of their members, however much they may fight in their ; own chambers or sound .off iat election time. But with the present congressional-allergy' to all things bureaucratic, an FBI "Dies'committee" couldn't get ! far out of line. Perhaps President 'Roosevelt's chiding accusation that people were ''looking under the 'bed" in the Montgomery Ward case might apply to both sides of the controversy. Take the case of Paul D. Sowell, which was dismissed at the government's request since the "ends of justice" no -longer require his prosecution. Mr. Sowell had quite a buildup as a desperado. A mild-looking minor executive at Wards, he was arrested for the -heinous offense of tearing a -government poster off the wall. He was handcuffed, finger-printed, held incommunicado until his lawyer •threatened habeas corpus proceedings. Maybe it was the Chicago atmosphere. Maybe the boys were expecting n Dillenger to jump -out from behind the catalogs and go boo! Help for Family Farming A certain school of thought lins predicted n .sin-Inking role for family farming 111 America's ngrlcultiiral economy. Such predictions do not give adequate consideration to four [actors which, In the future, may vitally affect the Nation's 3,000,000 "family farms," First, when victory comes, farm-machinery manufacturers will lie ready for production of machines to handle small acreages. Experimentation hns already taken place ami plans are ready. These small machines will enable most fnmily forms to dispense with liorse and •mule power. Moreover, machine power will free from three to five acres-formerly set nsidc for grass and grain. Second, co-operative buying ati'd selling groups In rural areas should halt) farm families to overcome one great economic handicap. With n few notable exceptions, smnll-scale food producers have bought supplies and equipment at retail price levels nnd sold their products at wholesale. It has-been, demonstrated'that a correctly organized ; and efficiently managed inoperative can materially reduce this spread in prices. ' , , ;fc Third, the new science of chenwrgy (the utilization of farm crops for Industrial purposes) :has already advanced io the point where cereal crops, timber,- : legumes, fruit, and nut'Crops are increasingly flowing Into other channels! than food consumption.Tills should'mean Increased demand and increased farm income. Lastly, "the spread of electric power lines over the secondary roads and byways of rural areas will not only Improve farm homes but will give the general farm, with its dependence on!a small herd of cows, hens, and.pigs, a chance to thresh and :grind home-grown grains. Many a family farm might find the difference between a fair Income and a bare living in this one item alone. Obviously it does not yet seem time to bid farewell to farming as a way of life. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Slowing Up His "These A-cards certainly liave lauglit you ladies liow-to; . Xv ~ ii "—^» uaek iiilp h parkin]; place iii-tvl THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson. ROAR WITH THEIR HEADS POINTED .TOWARDS THE GROUND, WHICH ADDS VOLUME TO THE SOUND, Jenn will smoke her first ciearet on or off Uic screen for her role in Universals "That Reckless Age." Anil it's Toiler Hall's story.ul'out tlie producer who was asked how many people ^worked at his studio. "Oh," he replied, "I should say, <>l a rough guess, about one-thiril." It- is estimated that 200.000 of America's nearly 5,000,000 trucks ate lunv out of operation. Have Fan & Refrigerator Motors Cleaned For Summer. New Location! 16 N 1st J. T. (Charlie) Stalcup Phone 2993 or 2598 'M05T FATHERS ARE TOO GENEROUS TO BE TEJJMED CLOSE RELATIVES,".^ EDGAR T. 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Power policies, where weak nations ore used as pawns, irrevocably lead to warfare—Mine. Chlnng .Kni-shek. In Hollywood BY EHSKINE JOHNSON EXCLUSIVELY Y O U RS : THfi Jolin Wayne attorneys arc getting logetlier to cook up a property settlement. Divorce will follow immediately. Columbia studio has discovered that Ann Miller Is worthy oi some- tiling besides dancing roles. She lias a straight role, minus dancing, with Kay kyscr In "Battleship Blues." Sliarcs star hilling with Kay. too. , * * • Judy Canova hopes to have her tally," line In September, at Johns Hopkins Hospital. • • • Dennis Ray picked up $25,000 Ir radio guest shots before checking Into the Navy. Nice shooting. « • » If his film schedule permits, Bing Crosby will make his first oversea entertainment tour this summer He'd like to visit England. B * * Alan Curtis is receiving Van ma from Gov. Earl Watrcn's daughter, •Dorothy. Aside to the ladies: Your hero, Alan Lndd, is wearing underwear longies" made out of kitchen-va iety oilcloth for his role in "Tw rtars Before the Mast." Doctor' rders because Ihe majority of hi ccnes have him drenched to th kin in storms at sea. Maria Montcz lost thnt nrgumei vlth Universal (or a light corned role. Her next movie is "Queen o he Nile." Sounds familiar. HOSPITALS ARE HEXES Dili! Aulinlt and Lou Coslello w build that rheumatic fever hospital in the San Fcrnsmln valley instead of 1'alm Springs. But so Tar they have been imablc to find tlie. 20 aci'is of land needed for the site. It's sa,i lull true (hat real eslale. agents arc reluctant to 'sell land for a hospital. ». • « Producer Hunt Strombcrg has signed Ruth Warrick to a five-year Sare 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drug Store Main & Lake Phone 2822 Spring and Snmmer ' TUNS-UP Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-rountl Better Performance! T- L SEAT MOTOR CO. Chrysler De»ler Parts & Service 121 W. 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ONCE It-JWE vOltD SLJMGLES OF 8ORW£d I W^EO'WGELP I CHEW UP ABORNING EXCELSIOR I THISJK THEY'D HAME Hi RED DOCTORS TOO. MKSOR, AKJOG\\)e SUCH BiQ •\<3ES SO KIP'S MESSAGE XXIII T INK saw closer at hand the garden, which he supposed was a heanliful garden by Japanese standards. He did not think the garden was particularly beautiful, although it Iruly was a work of "Damn the things they leach doclors,"-he muttered. "The thinys about keeping-your mouth shut to save people from shock, I mean." Norma put her fingers on his cheek with a gesture that was tender. "Please don't feel badly. Courtright told me how worried you were over telling me about Kip." art. He hac! never, he realized sud- He noticed that Tilda Courlright denly, thought that very much of I was standing in the door. Link looked at her thoughtfully. He bc- And it looks like Brian Donlcvy will get the title role in "The Great ohn L." * * * Al a WAC recrnilins rally in Long each. Frank ginalrn drew 550D ils. Al » WAC redlining In Flint, iich., Gene Aulry ilrcw <000, mosl- • women. Draw your on conclus- ins. » • • Fanny Brice won't do lhat tnu- jcal on Broadway for ex-husbanc 3illy Rose after all. Doctors nixed ne idea and she'll summer vaca- ion at Malibu Beach. • « • The new dralt rules probably will lay (he induction of Morris Goff if the Lum and Abner comedy earn and Red Skclton. The Merry Sfacs are publishing .heir o\vn thide ranch travesty (Ilkil, "We Dude II." Marlene Dietrich Is doing a mind- reading gag on her overseas tour. Also warbling "See What the Boys in the Backroom Will Have," which the boys cant get enough of. Japanese art was beautiful. It just licved t ' hcre was fear dccp in hc , fascinated him. But being fasci-[ C y eS| f car in ihe nervous wny she nated, and feeling a Ihing to be carried her hands. He seemed to gellhe impression Courlright was beautiful, were two different .hings, ,0 Link, way of .hinknig. A snake could fascinate him, because it was grotesque. Because he looked at a snake, and always lie I'TW'ORMA: pointed lo one of the wondered how such a thing could floor mats. "Please sit down, have been created in the begin- ""*;" 'V'.f id - " Y ° U mllstte " ning. Grotesque, that was the . about Kip." Link drew back. He felt most word. He looked at Japanese art, Uncom f or iab1e. 'Tlease, no," he a painting or a garden or a wood- sa i;j helplessly. carving, and he saw so plainly that "j want you to, Link," Norma it emphasized the unusual or the sa id quietly. "It is a thing I want crolic. He automatically wondered! to know. Don't youisee?" what mental traits in the artist The duty was painful for Link. perverted sucli exquisite mcchan- He belicve d he felt as uncomfort- ical skill into producing such grim- nblc now as at any othcr limc jn ness and grossness. Tiiere, Link felt, he had almost put a finger on something basic. Of course, his weeks in Niji Prison could have influenced Ills tasle. perfectly clear, and he was not' afraid." 'What did he say?" Norma asked. 'They were kind things. I knew that lie was a man who had -never done anything lo anyone of which he was ashamed. To me that was a quiet and wonderful thing. And mostly he spoke of Symantha." "Kip always called me Symantha," Norma said. ^_ "Yes/Courlright told me." A "Did he have any particular rj3 quesl?" * * * T INK nodded. "He asked me to tell Symantha several things, nnd I promised I would. He wanted you to carry on, the old chin up. And he wished you to contact throe men. Tlie three were Johnson and Tom Fung and Gardner. I am quite sure those were the names." "Yes, Johnson, Tom Fung and Gardner," Norma said. "They ore our employes, men we fully trust. They were in Singapore with Kip, the last I heard." "All three are in California now," Link said. "Kip said you ..ere to get in touch with them through the British Consulate, an'd he said it was quite important. He Tilda Courlrighl caught his eyes. "Tell her, Link," Courlright said. "I don't think you understand how important it is for a person to Jack Haley has co-aulhorcd and I that will produce a Broadway show this I mystery, fall titled "Good Reviews of 1945." Ti icn hi He decided he must be thinking ^ s , uchta . th ;" E '" , >out Japanese psychology in hope "Link, it isn t easy fr ia t it would explain the prcscnl know, and I m sorry, Nori about J you, i ma saM. I/ink knew ho could not nvoid BEU.AMY TO GO EAST KAU'H BELLAMY K»es cast after "Guest in Ihe House" to appear wilh the I'hiladclphia Symphony for some recordings of a specially writlcn war ballard. Ruby Keeler's sister Gertnide has a singing role In Ihe new Hedy Laiiiarr movie "The Consplralors." * • » Signs of the times: Uttle Gloria ...... he jumped like a wolf «« **•*• Probably he was selfish when N'orma spoke lo him. The '" wanting to. Probably he had iloor maf; had absorbed the sound b een shirking it because it was of her approaching footsteps. In a low voice, Norma said, difficult for him. Because he liked 11 to stay on the sunny side of things hod me repeat Ihe namies several limes, so that I would have them right." Courlright was standing close by. And she was avoiding Link's , aze, he was sure. "This next," said Link, "is im- ; ortant, I think. Kip had me repeat ; over and over, and asked me to , se the very same words when 'I old you. I gathered that it was a message which would have t' correct meaning only lo you." Norma said, "That is like le did that sometimes. Oftcr used ; ; illlc phrases which had particu- ; ar meaning." ; "I have the exact words," Link; i know about Kip. Courlright told whenever he could me .» Link began, speaking slowly, an< When Link saw the tears in her I with some difficulty. "In his las eyes, he felt guilty, and helpless, minutes, Kip gave me a thing tha Actually, he was not guilty ot any- will'always be precious to me," h thing but wanting to do a kind-1 said. "It was, I believe, an under ness. But he had the sensations of standing of courage. He was no • q culprit. I in much pain, and his mind wa said. ,^ • "What are they?" *Link could remember wh'at Kip- > • man Greer had told him. He could j recall each word. . - : " 'A cyclone cellor is a Ric« . filing lo have, Symontha, evtn'. when the storm is oiier.' Thatils- 1115,1 niessage^'hat ; one sentence; .