The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1947 · Page 17
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 17

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 19, 1947
Page 17
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1947 Senator Favors Slash in Taxes Tennesseean Urges Community Property Law for All States enn., Dec. 19. (UP) ^U. 8. Sen. Tom Stewart, D., Tenn,, WHS on record today as favoring the "community property" law tor income taxes, larger Incomii tax exemptions for lower Income brackets, and "use of common terse" in applying foreign relief. In a talk before the Nashville Bar Association yesterday, Stewart also termed the fair employment practice* bill which was blocked from postage by a Senate filibuster last year as a law of "the same character as la known In Russia, and would be enforced the Russian way." 1C was the senator's first speech in Tennessee since he announced last week as a candidate for reelection. Stewart said that he was not "isolationists at alt" but that "wa cannot continue to (five — give— give (foreign relief) until we impoverish ourselves. What I desire is merely the use of good sense In ap- pljing ourselves to Our Problems." He termed the extent of aid that must be given Europe by the United States "a much debated question" as "all the governments of Europe are unstable. He said England's government Is unstable also and has turned out to be » socialistic failure." He described Communism as "like atheism, begins at nothing and goes nowhere", and said that Russian "diplomats reflect the cunning, and the dishonesty of their rulers." Stewart also called for economy of government and said that "the ernment has no place in bus:We all hope many government bureaus now holding forth may soon be .shorn of many of their .Invasli'e and interfering power*." U. S. Christmas Tree 110 Years Old READING, Pa. (UP)—The Christmas tree will be 11Q years old in the United States this year. Dr. Alfred I>. Shoemaker, curator of the Historical Society of Berks County, Is helping to organize the Reading-Berks County Bicentennial Celebration In 1948. He says 1838 \i the earliest date found when the decorated evergreen was used in Christmas festivities In this country. The idea was brought to America by Germans who settled in Pennsylvania and havt since come to he called "Pennsylvania Dutch" Dr Shoemaker htis assembled many examples of early Christmas tree ornaments. All were made by hand usually of cardboard covered with gilt paper. Also hung on the tree >usch' Christmas cookies, vvhlcn f'ere the first to mark Christmas _BI,YTHEV1I,LB (ARK.) COURIER NKWS Arkansas Girl Wages Grim Battle for Life BOSTON, Dec. 19. (UP)—Critically Injured and partly paralyzed after falling six sloriw down *» elevator shaft, a 21-year-old Boston XJnlveisity medical school co-ed fought for her lite at a hospital today. Mnxine A. Miller, 11, of Helena, Ark., suffered compound fractures of the right hip and right arm and multiple fractures of the s|)lne when she fell from the sixlh floor of a dormitory Tuesday, Boston university officials disclosed yesterday. Paralyzed from the waist down, the girl has undergone two operations by Dr. Donald Monro, Boston nuerosureeon, and has been Riven six blood transfusions. Miss Miller was found at the bottom of the shaft a few momenta after she had taken the elevator to the sixth floor alone. University with any gaiety. They observed the feast when It was largely Ignored by the New Englanders. Seek (0 Uft/omie Black Marketeer! ROME (UP)—Slr««t corner vendors of blnck mnrkel cigarettes hope to find strength in union. They are organising a union to gel official recognition as "merchants" from the Chamber of Labor, which would leave them free to carry on their sales of reltill lobucco. Business was prosperous for these peddlers as long as allied troops were In Italy. Cigarettes could be bought from non-smoking soldiers officials, at a loss to explain thu accident, said the elevntor WHS in proper working condition. The girl's father, D r . E. C«t i Miller, flew here from (he family home In Arkansas. Miss Miller wn 's graduated from Spellnmn Collesc at Atlanta, Ga,, before riirolllinc at the medical school here or stolen from allied deposit. Now that the troops «i»v« left It»ly under terms of the iw.ce treaty American and English dgnrettes »re scarce, prices are souring and the black market peddlers want to protect their business. ' Since lobucco Is nn Italian stale monopoly, police raids on street coiner vendor* are frequent. Cigarettes are confiscated and vendors fined. PAGE SEVENTEEM FRKCKLES * HIS FRIKNDS By MERRILL BLO68EB Spicy ' Haby O*U Hreak ATLANTA, Oa. IU}>) —Six-day- old Sheila Marie Kelloy w»s riding home from the hospital with her ' mother nncl father when the ambulance collided wllh » truck. 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It .11 ,1.,t*d • tier I h.J berit In Hollywood Ihri-r montl», nrlllnK lfc« mciTl« •crlpl fur one of my own Mraterr book*— and letting j,n ««,„•<,» m'ln me net OT*T Oirnr dale JcIT iva. dln-rcor on my plclart • nd • rerT Mtlrncllvr man. Whrv !>!• l.rydrM, mr anplcninnl ettl- Inbornlor, Infurtncil n« vindictively that .leff and been married Cor • ome lime to Avlt Vaughn, nur Klnmor «I«T. I nm» *tnBne4. JeoT bnd hern •rnrcftlnjr for an nctrrxM who Innked enough like AT!« 1o "'"/•""ir •'"'" '" "" * lm ' •"" not HrulInK one hnd «:a»l ATT!» IB holh rolen, That dny'* n»be» • noired hK-pl.jrr Mnilee NarneT t» •« tat perfect danble for Avla. • • * VIII "TJON'T ask me why I never noticed it before . . ." Jeff babbled. "Maybe because the two never played in the same picture before. . . . Maybe because it's Just a trick of lighting that's brought it out now. I don't know." I turned to get a good look it Madge, who was sitting almost directly behind me. The funny thing was that she and Avis didn't look at all alike in the flesh. Madge's hair was brown instead of blond, a pale brown with lots of golden highlights in it and she had the very white skin that usually only redheads have. Jeff came back down to earth and began to make plans. "Well, this means we make some changes. Bleach tx'arney's hair and give her the part o( the sister—we'll only take distance shots of her until the final scene where she and Avii will both b« in close-ups. Then the audience will find that they've really been seeing two different women instead of the same one. That should build up to a whale of a kick. We'll cast tome- one else as the secretary." Avis Vaughn's blond head snapped up from where it had been resting on Art Cleves' well- padded shoulder. "Wait a minute, Jeff," she said loudly. The honeyed accents her public knew were strained from her voice. Jeff spread hi§ handi IB a pia- OUT OUR WAY By j. R. Williams eating gesture, "Now, don't get excited, Avii . . ." She bounced to her feet at that, "Don't get excited, he says. No, don't get excited. When you're cutting my part in half." "We're not cutting your part fn half. Tht sister only appears in « few scenes. Just let me explain J-JIS words were lost'in pandemonium. Avis began to screech that it was a conspiracy to ruin her—thai the audience would dislike her as the suspect wife and give all their sympathy to Madge as the innocent sister. Art Cleves sounded like a bad recording as he repealed everything Avis said Jeff kept arguing his point that fooling the audience would give the play the punch it needed. Ben Morgan agreed with him. It was a merry little free-for-all. At last Avis gave up trying to get her way by outscreaming everybody else. Her voice dropped two octaves. "All right," she said hoarsely. Give the sister part to Narney Give both parts to Narney and see how far you get. I'm walking out I play both parts or none." She thought the had Jeff there Giving the lead in an expensive production to an unknown young actress might happen in a romantic fiction story, but it just Isn't done by the hard-headed business men who make pictures to make money. And Avis knew It. Jeff knew it, too. But he didn't seem disturbed by Avis' throat. He looked at her coolly. "You're forgetting that little contract ot our», aren't you? It'i two-edged you know. So far it's always worked for you ... but thii time it might work for me." The anger left Avis' face. Cunning took it* place. "So that's it," she said softly, and her smile wasn't pleasant "So that's It. You I/ TOV m«k« m« break our | contract, you'll be free. Yo-.i'd like 1 that, wouldn't "ouT" , She laughed suddenly and - turned and looked at me^ tier heavenly blue eye§ swept me up and down with a look that held more mockery than malice, at H she wondered what I had to offer a man In comparison with her own luscious beauty. She laughed again and still laughing turned and walked out of the projection room. ATOBGAN began to look unhappy, "See here, , T ert," IK said. "We cnn't waste time and money while Avis puts on an act. I don't want production held up now. Better forget the change and go ahead." Jed ran a hand wearily through his hair. "Suppose you leave thia to m , Morgan. We won'i lose any time. I can handle Avis." _ His eyes met mine then and what I knew must have shown unhappily on my face. His own changed, He said, "Come on, [el'» get out of here." Jeff went around to my office with me, not saying anything until we were Inside and the door closed. Then he walked over to the window and stood with his back to me so that I couldn't lee his face. He said: "I'rr. married to Avie—you know that, don't you?" "I heard about It—today." He didn't ask who had told me "It happened six years ago, when I first came out here from Broadway—" "You don't have to tell me about it," I said stiffly. He turned and looked at me then. His eyes were pleading Maybe I want to tell you about A hard lump crowded up Into my throat and teart smarted my eyelids. The last thing I wanted was IP let him see how 1 (elt about him. I rat down In a choir and lit a cignret and said coldly: "You don't live together, do you? Why don't you get a divorce?" "She won't divorce me . . ." He sat down on the end of the cuihy davenport placed along one wall between the bookcases. He looked at me and then he looked away. I gave him no help. Just waited. (To Be Con«1nae<l> JHV, UH, VKJE--I MEAN THEV'D LIKE TO SHIP RFPA1R ORPER. TON1GHT-- UH, CAM VOL) MAK6 IT ? KID FOREMEN WOULD FEEL AT EASE WITH OLD TIMERS IT WOULDN'T HELP--THE OLD TIMERS WOULD C>O IM FOR. 6BAV B6ARDS AND THE ARISTOCRAT Our Boarding House with Maj. 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