The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 5, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 5, 1944
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PAOKFOUB SHE BLYTHEVILL1 COUBIMt Kill tit OOO1UKB MIWR OQ. a W. HAINEB, PnbUlh*c .• NORMS, - AftHrtfetac ffltaar Co,, «*v Tott; Obtain D»to£ Ailuta, ^^ PttbUAwl tfvery Alt«j»oon Uwpt Entered u M«oa<l clui m*ttw' at tin pott, tffiee mt BlytbtTille, AfkaniM, uMtr Mi of Oo»i—•; ostobtr », uir. Birred by Uw United Frew RATKS Bj carrier in. ttie' city* of' BlythertU*,- »• ptr elj O! 1 '880'p«r riiontti. .* By mall, within a radius o! 40 mUea, ((100 per T«ar> W.M for six months; fl.OO'ior ttow mo«th«; ay' mail ouUtde 60 mile KM I'lO.OO per jtu payable In advaccc, The Sensible Way Every taxpayer in this state, nnd that' includes just about everybody, should be concerned over Hie volume of new tax proposals which are now being discussed by various groups. If they were ail to be enacted into law the door will be opened to an increase of more than ?36,000,000 per year in the Arkansas tax- burden according to an analysis recently published by the Arkansas Public Expenditure Council. While it might be desirable for the people of 'this slate to Have some of the services which inspired 1 these proposed new lax measures we believe the lime v has come when this state must balance its spending' program' with its ability to pay. Certainly a continuation of the 1 upward trend in the,cost of government in Arkansas must ultimately' lead to bankruptcy for the state and all its citizens. We can either continue to ride' on down- Hie road of free and- easy spending to certain ruin or we' can insist on; a sound fiscal policy and a busiiiess- ,like administration of government. If we cho'ose this< latter course there- is every, reason to believe' tVvat Arkansas will enter into a new.era of,prosperity after the war; Blue prints for progress and growth in the state are al- veady being drawn. This growth, if not stunted by impossible tax burdens, will undoubtedly raise'our income to the point where we can pay the bill for -some of the things we'd like to ; huve but cannot now afford. ' '•• , That to'us, is the sensible way to build a' greater Arkansas. In fact, it is the only way. •t te- Cris'is and Pres-identidi Power Chief executive's authority always. seems to be expanded in time of nnltolVnl: emergency, • newspaper says; cry of "Dictatorship" hns In- yariably been raised, but the greatest Presidents have been the strongest; the real test Is not what power Is exercised, but how. Ever since the crisis of the Great Depression hit us and Roosevelt tcofe office nt the height of it, the question of the constitutional powers' ot the President has been a live' issue. Tlie Second world War. presenting n crisis of another kind, has kept the issue in the forefront. The .episcdc of the seizure- of the Montgomery Ward' plant has punctuated the controversy. The American public has again become well acquainted with cries of "dictatorship," "usurpation," "flouting the Constitution,', anti so on . The key word in that statement is the word ."again.". For throughout our national history , presidential power has inevitably been reported during crises that called for prompt and t strong action, and in practically every major BLYTHEVILLB, (ARK,); COURIER NEWS crisis,' presidential {lowers have been expanded, or seemed to bo expanded. As Iii Oilier Dimfcracles ; In n degree, Oils nmy be due to the peculiarities of our governmental system; Bill fundamentally, it Is inherent In all self-governing systems, . • The Roman ncpublic regularly vested vant powers In one man lo meet war emergencies: Under lhc : Parliamentary-Cabinet system, o's lit England,- tlie tendency in crisis Is always' to find tf strong mhii 1 for the prime mliilstershlj) and to icdiice the exercise of day-by-day legislative aulliorUy. Under thai system. K'liero liic executive and leelslnlive nrc not separated but combined, and where tlierc U> no written conslt- liitlon to limit sharply what government may do, Parliament can always replace the Prime Minister. But until it | s willing to go that far, It gives the national chieftain his lioncl, Constitutions are interpreted as allowing for the exercise of power.? genuinely necessary for emergency defense of the nation's vital Interests. n Is granted that, the nnlioii imist have the right, to save IJself from disaster. That there nrc dangers to freedom In the great concentration of power, even for life most, real of emergencies, Is obvious. Whether the normal limitations on power will In fact be reasserted when the' crisis Is pnlsL Is of course the Question, The existence, even during crises, of (lie right or criticism'and 1 tlie use of that' right to raise n storm about possible over-extension of presidential power Is one of the safeguards. Challenge Is In Order Ri, despite much exaggeration and the' inevitable l&sne-huntlng. of an election' year, the constant challenge' to president Uooscvelt'.i use of "War' powers" Is to the good. In the last analysis, the public Iins to licv trusted to keep a sane balance and to determine 1 what has been necessary and legitimate and what has- been something else. Historical perspective is useful. Timely, therefore, Is "a new study of "The Use of Presidential Power 1789-1043," In a took by tile historian George Fort MIHon. It Is leiuler.shlii Iii crises Hint, of course, makes the great reputations. Any list Ural would be widely accepted an to' oin 1 half-dozen "greatest 1'resirtenls" would be a list of the "strong' Presidents. It would be n ILst of men of wh'om In their diiy were 1 charged with stretching the powers of their office improperly. This certainly applies to Milton's list, which starts' with Washington anil Includes Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt and Wilson. Each of these' men did things that affected permanently the very nature of the presidency. Even Jeffei' tlie strict constitutional- construe tlonist, round himself uneasily but inexor- nbly expanding presidential power. Functions of the Kxecullvc The American- President, be lie Fi'anklln Roosevelt or Rutherford- Hayes- or, for that matter, Tom Dewey, has imposed upon him, accord- Ing to Milton, "six types of public service."' 1.' He is our Chief of State. 2. He is chief' In ihe field of foreign relations. 3. He Is Comnmudcr-in-Chlcf of the Army and Navy. 4. lie is the nation's chief executive. 5. He is chief of his political pnrly. 0: He 1 is the* nation's spokesman.- It may well be that we put too much upon Presidents. The point Is, however, Hint we do It. and Hint we show very little' disposition to consider seriously any Important altering of the system. The fact that' we do put so much upon the President, as to both responsibility and power, argues'against continuing one man In the-office Indefinitely. Only a conviction of genuine crisis need Is good enough to override that argument. And that, of course, is precisely wlmt the country will have to decide in November. Tlie test of a President In such circumstances is not whether he exercises great power but how he exercises It—whether wisely, lit response to genuine need, or otherwise. —DES XfOINES REGISTER. ' * SO THEY SAY War is a tough, grim affair, and I think It very likely the country as n whole could stand being toughened to the realities involved. I do not mean that we must be merely physically toiigh. We must be tough In our ability to make necessary sacrifices,—Adml. ErViest J. King. » » • You simply imagine the trials and terrors of this retreat. We are Hot giving in, but our men-nrc so my tired: They have'had nothing to eat for three days.—German officer's letter from Italy. House with Major Hoople Out Our Way " H Ihe lights, or her voice. But once MONDAY, JUNE fi, l'9.|«l SIDE GLANCES by Galbroith —.„ . : ; , <•• KI J : ,. And ob, yes, Miss Dinks—drop a nole (o our maid and i : tell her how much we. appreciated that splendid-dusting'j U.-.-L'-^.^^^tJol' she did ycslmlay!" .. •—w •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William ' Ferguson- A GIANT <• 'i©tg&ST , FOUND IN AFRICA , BELIEVED THAT ftp! A/WON OS IlWERE FORMED BV B 1 *"-IP^ i irtr\t; UtXj NAPii DOSS CAN TAKE CATNAPS. ^ w ANNA RAE OLIVER., -^-s A Good Time Is-Anticipated by All North-East street is south of East North street in Victoria, Texas. B I DOLE EXTERMINATORS Contract Service in Pest Control. Free Estimates. 115 S. Third Flioiie 3751 BPTICDLSTIM Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES! 209 W. Main St. Phone 2912 ~.\- NEXT: Has the American; mjflwest ever been bombedt In Holly wood I!Y KItSKIXP. JOHNSON NK<\ Staff Correspondent Belle Baker, "Queen of Vaudeville" that was, returned to the movies today to sing a couple of melancholy songs for Republic's filmuslcnl "Atlantic City." We hud a luncheon date with the Indy but some ostrich fentliers, two hairdressers, three wnrdrobc Indies, six slitcllo executives nnd a recording of the song "All of Me" got in the way. In fact, there was more going on in Belle's dressing room than in front of Ihe camera. Belle was in her portable dressing room on the set when we .arrived. She woiikl be out in just iv minute, they said. The minute . stretched into an hour chnttcri with Director Ray Mc- Carcv and Charley Grapewin. Belle, they agreed, was a gre.1t pal. Sh e has been identified with more hit songs than any other single vaudeville star. Started out us a street singer and wound up getting $7000 a week. Irvins; Berlin wrote hit songs especially for hpr. But Belle, they agreed, By J. R, Williams EGAD. BUSTER I f I'M. IM /V, DR6MS£ui_ A BATTLESHIP WITH SALT'WISHER HI, MOM.' I'M-UH— WJPlM' MY FEET GOOD 'FORE I COME , - LOOKIT- THEY'RE GITTIW AWFUL, >• SCARCE THIS TIME O YEAR, BUT IT SHOWS I WAS THIWKIM' OF OF6&S OW Poet WVBTE TO PURCHASE A SECRET VJAR. 3UST CONS C EM ED; up AMD SlDE- US3ES FOR THREE SORM THIRTY VEAR-S TOO SOON in jhc spotlight she forgot everything and could sell a song like no one cise. COMPLAINT CONTEST "She loves me, though," Director McCarey chuckled. "I discovered how to handle her the first day on the set. I'm always sicker than she is." We kept one eye on Belle's dressing room all the while. More people went in and out ol that dressing room than C. B. DcMille hires for a mob scene. It was one continuous parade of hairdressers makeup men. wardrobe ladies sound men, studio executives. "You're a doll for waiting,"' Belle said when they finally ushered u. into her dressing room. "Every thing has gone wrong this morn ing. I think I have laryngitis." Belle didn't like n recording sh.. had Just, made of "All of Me" and she didn't like some ostrich feath crs the wardrobe department had pinned on her dress. Belle was wearing a black velve dress which, she said, had beei sewn right on her. She also wa. wearing four-inch lifts on he shoes. She's only n little over fiv feet tall. And just about as wide The lifts on her shoes were killing her, she snid. She could liardls wilt. "You're a doll." Belle said, "bu I can't possibly have lunch with yon today. Tills dress—these shoe —my laryngitis—(he recording—" Just then another studio esccn live barged in and said would sh please go over to the recordini stage right away. They were read- to re-record "All of Me." I.AUVNOITIS "IIKAT.S" "You're " doll," Belle said to tlv studio executive, and then, lurntm to its. added, "Sec. you have t. fight for what you want." Belle i a super-perfectionist. ! Wo walked over to (lie recordini stage with Belle. She tripped i coupl,, of times on those four-lncl lifts on her shoes taut finnllv mnd it. Belle put on a pair of ear phones, forgot,her laryngitis com pletcly and sung "All of Me" to the accompaniment of a record. They played back the. record and it sounded great. But Belle said. "Let's try it again. I don't like It." So they tried it again—and again. We were getting hungry so we said we hnd to leave. "You must have lunch with mo some day," Belle said. Highest Prices Paid For Cars & Trucks All Makes & Models GULF Service Sforion At 5th Main Sis. —OR WE'LL SELL them for you fnr n. small commission. Bring ihcm in /or all details. BOWL for fun and health! BILL'S and GEORGE'S BOWLING ALLEY 120 N. Second cs Of AH Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. WALLPAPER Reg;. 22 «c Now 15c 30c Light Fast Now 20c 3Gc Washable Now 24c HEMILTONE (Soy Bean Paint) . 2.40 qat HYKLASS Creosote White. 2 50 qal' SOUTHLAND Whi fe 3 OOqa ' DUTCH BOY White . 3.50 S CERTAIN.TEED GREEN SLATE SHINGLES 167 Pound 4.50 square—210 Pound 5.50 square E.C. Friendly Building Service WELDING* *k Acetylene Welding * Electric Welding * Cold Welding Best Equipment— Best Machinists—Best Work Implements, Inc. H!T p THE RIVET, SISTER By. . AnnPpndlptnn f" 1 ' 5 '' 11 '"- >»-i-i. iiowcii. 1 siniiin, ine.i y-vnn rcnuieron i>i%iriiiui<-d. ion. .\n.\ service, inc. Russian explorers have checked the course of the Gulf Stream through the Arctic Circle. Read Courier News Want Ads. The renl-li/e nducnlnres of a society girl who goes (a work in a war plant. "• 1 - DURATION .'i> AUTUMN hns c.-mglil up nt last rl - on the weather. The Indian summer lliat hns gone on all through this month has ended _ suddenly the .trees have become winter-bare. I still lunch with Eunice and Janie and Doris, but we have given up our outdoor picnics and cat in the Plant cafeteria, sometimes struggling to get our food from the counter and sometimes bringing our sandwiches. Eunice's romance lias prospered. The former secretiveness, it now appears, was due to a little uncertainly on her part as to whether her affections were returned. Now all is well. She is officially engaged, wears a ring, nricl carries her Norman's picture in her handbag. Almost all of Kerry Kraft's lady workers carry snapshots, or sometimes large "studios," of their boy friends or their husbands, and they will whip them out al the drop of a hat. Most of the pictures nre of boys in uniform— the girls weal- service stars, American flags, little wooden placards with "Line Busy. My man is in the Army," or "Keep Off. My man is Tough." Every day or two somebody comes along to ask you if you want lo "put in on" a present for some boy who's leaving. * * * ANDY has gone, Gits lias gone, ix and lienzie. When we come in now, in the gray light of six- thirty, half of us are girls. A yawning, half asleep crowd, for the most part. I get up early in order to have time to dawdle over breakfast but most of my acquaintances lie abed till the uttermost minute, gulp their coffee and arrive at work with "breakfast" in their pockets. Not all. '-SOHLP. ..of _ t hem .__0_nc£ediblc thought!) have put up the children's school lunches, seen the Mister off to his job and done half the housework before they come. When they get home they will finish the cleaning, toss together a large dinner for the family, run Junior's shirts through the xvashing machine, make a few curtains (Moore City standards seem to require new curtains every few weeks) nnd, I suppose, scrub or wax a couple of floors just to fill in the odd moments. Now, with a good many older women among us, women whose sons are in the Army, there is more talk of "this here war." jVot exactly a close following of its news, but n general acceptance of its existence and a good deal of Every clay somebody asks you lo "put In on" a present for some hoy who's leaving. wondering when it is going to get done with. A number of these older women have taken jobs to make empty days pass more quickly, to keep Ilieir minds off their anxieties. "Whenever I ain't busy, I just fill right up," one told me. "Better to work than sit home and cry all day,' said another. Extraordinarily -'ignorant, some of them, circumscribed in their lives and in their outlook, there is, none the less, a friendliness among them which make. 1 ! their companionship something to which.l often'find myself looking- forward. * * , '' WHEN the War and the Dura-' lion are both over; when that' great'and glorious day on which,: I understand, everyone is coming in to work plastered, has finally arrived and passed; when Kerry Kraft has at last broken down its inhibitions and fired me, I suppose I shall go back to that world in which there are no "five-minutes" and no -whistles, no time clocks fo punch and, alas, ii\fo bonus checks. T' Gradually, I suppose, Moore' City and Kerry Kraft will fall back among other pasts, to be remembered as inaccurately as I now recall the past that was An- tibcs and laziness, the past that was England and horses, the past that was childhood. It seems incredible now, but, knowing one's capacity for forgetting, I suppose Ihe day will come when "hit it" will mean something else than to press Ihe trigger of my rivet-gun, when "gun" itself will mean a shooting implement instead of a —what did we call them in, School?—ah, yes, pneumatic vibrator. And there will be, too, the day when, putting my'hand in my pocket, I find no inexplica- i blc collection oi washers and rivets. I shall have other souvenirs, though. Scars, of course, where' I so incautiously felt the edge' Janie had presumably filed to smoothness; a collection of expensive and perfectly valueless tools; and, I am sure, an ineradicable habit of whipping out a cigaret whenever I hear a whistle blow. My badge? No, I suppose they will take that away. Routing must go on. ' T' They'll take your badge, they'll look for the last time j n your lunchbox. They'll check your- tools, and if you have anything —an old broken adaptor, a worthless c h i p p e d gun-set—that's"Company," they'll make you' leave it belu'nd you. Yes, even rAy'. precious bucking-bar, my MsVvel- Magic. They won't know it, them theVe guards, but I'll be leavin 1 tnote'a a buckin'-bar behind me, -- TIIE END '.^Bii

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