The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 27, 1947 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 27, 1947
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iATUTOAY, DECEMBER fT, 194T BLiTMfiva,LB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Closed Shop Ban Termed Popular Sen. Boll Set* No Chance of Amending Taft-Hartley Low WASHINGTON, Dec. 37 (UP) — <jto. Joseph H. Ball, R,, Minn., to- Vjf described the closed nhop b«n In the Taft-H»rtley Labor Law »s It* "most popular feature" among employes. He discounted talk heard in some Congressional quarters that Congress might amend the act this year to) 1'eslstlng arrest, assault on officers, TrafficViolator Kills Man After Paying 6 Fines ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 37. <UP>A 40-year-old woman laced suspicion of murder charges here today lor driving her car up on *. sidewalk and killing a pedestrian less thai) an hour after she paid fines for six traffic violations. Police said today that Mrs. Ethel Humphries paid U58 In fines on Christmas Day on charges of drunkenness, causing a traffic accident while under the Influence of Intoxicants, di.sorderly conduct, • How the closed shop. "I don't see * chance of it," said Ball, who It chairman of a joint Congressional committee, to study the Taft-Hartley Law In operation. The law prohibits closed shop contract* under which employes are required to be union members before they can be hired. That provision li it the core of the current dispute between the International Typographical Union (APL1 and several newspapers. Ball declined to comment directly on the typographical union case, now before the National Labor Relations Board, but he said thf closed shop provision was written for the protection : of employes, not employers, and that employes generally favor it. In contrast with some House members, Bill and other Senate Republican spokesmen on labor legislation have been cool toward proposals for amending the law next year. They have.,Uken the position that more time should be allowed to test its operation before changes are considered. Americans for Democratic Action urged today that Congress repeal the "punitive" labor law at Its forthcoming session. cursing and driving without an operator's license. Only 50 mimiles later, (hey said, she drove her car up on a sidewalk and pinned W. L. Lanning, 40, to a power pole. Lanning died within a few minutes. The woman was jailed Immediately and charged with suspicion of murder, drunken driving and driving without nn operator'* license. Denrcrit« Art Warned To Water Lawns, Shrub* DENVER, Dec. 27. tUP)—Whll* New York dug out of a two-foot, blanket of snow, Denver resident* were warned today to waler their lawns and shrubbery to keep them from being scorched. And. although skiers and skaters were breaking in Christmas presents In the mountains West of till cily, tennis aim goH enthusiast* didn't have to wait until Summer to use Iheir new equipment, either. Topping weeks of sunny weather, a high temperature of 66 degrees was recorded In the mile-high city yesterday. Parks officials warned home owners la \vnter lawns and trees to avoid winter-killing. They placed particular emphasizes on new lawn* and evergreens. Denver's record high temperalur* for th« IJih month was 7» d*gr«w, recorded on Dec. », 1936 A. new electric drill for horn* MM has two Ml* of drills ,one for metal and one for wood and plastic*. Christmas Trees Holly &* Cedors—Any Size ^Special Price, to Huiln*H rim*.' p Churchet.and Sehwlt | r >/ace Your Order Now/! Moreland's MUSIC STORE Phone ««J - 115 B*. ».-?»•»•.:.»:;.v»1M£i'«v; Read Courier New* Want Ads )v/ne Airmen Rescued After Arctic Crash WESTOVER FIELD, Mass.. Dec. 27 (UP)—Nine airmen rescued by an Air Force ski plane were safe at Goose Bay, Labrador today—unharmed by two days' exposure to arctic winds and sub-zero temperatures after their B-17 crash-landed Christmas Eve on a frozen wasteland lake. Officials at Atlantic Division Headquarters of the Air Transport Command here said the nine survivors— «even Americans and two Canadians —were In "excellent shape" and walked unassisted from the rescue plane after landing at Goose Bay last night. The survivors said they had sheltered themselves against intense cold during their 50-hour ordeal by huddling together in lean-tos they built from timber and parachute .jilk. Brush fires were kept blazing Inntlniiously, they said. The rescue plane, flown by veteran Air Force ski pilot Ernib Beau- dray of Minchester, N. H., bucked headwinds of a brewing; arctic storm late yesterday to reach the downed plane at frozen Astray Lake about 375 miles Northwest of Bay. Dance Nightly In The Chick Room Say, fellas, here's your change to really net the King together. The Rustic Inn is opening the Chick room for dancing nijhtly with no cover charge. Come in »ny night after mealtime. (8:00 p.m.) 1 New Hours: 11 a.m. 'til 12 p.m. Rustic Inn Walnut at Division Buy Your Plumbing, Heating and Appliances From An Old Reliable Firm... The \Ym. Frasfr Flumblnc and lltfttlni Company ha* been In busliwis In Blytlievllle for the past 23 jreart an* h»r« • tin* «l«ck of plumbing nreds on hand for Immediate deliver; at 441 Eut Cherry Street. We Carry WeM-Known Brands Such Ai: • Smithway Electric Water Heaters • Arvtn Electric Room Warmer • Evans Automatic Oil-Fired Heater • Smithway Butane Water Heateri ALSO— Wlnkler Perfection Del.uie Oil Space Heater.. Lontrgan DeLuie Oil Space Heater*, a few used OH Burnlnr Space Hentera and the well-known Iron Fireman convention OH Bunrer lor your preunt coal furnace. Dclco Water Tumpj, Peerle»i Water Kinir Water Parapi, Eaton Beverage Coolers and Home Freezers and Wllion WpriU Freeze™. Gilcor Floor Furnaces, 50,000 BTU capacity. Kohler plumbinK fl.vturM—also Home (nod uj«rt water hralen. Why be satisfied with anything short of the best . . . Ste this Stock of Equipment before you'buy! "We Service Any Equipment We SeM" Wm. Fraser Plumbing & Heating 2 blocks easl, 4 Hocks south, Blytheville Hospital 401 East Cherry Phone 2422 'AG1' IEVB9 By Rene Ryerson Mart y NEA StRVICF, INC Steel Oil Barrel Racks An; 8ii* T. L. MftBRY «zs MISSOURI ST. ra tea I Have On Hand At All Times Several tractors and equipment . . .both new and used ones ., . JOHN DEERE, FARMALL and •her makes. Also, I have for •Sle at all times 70 to go head of mules. Terms can be arranged. Will trade for moat anything you have. New Ford Tractors Ready for Delivery F. C. CROWE 1 Mile i. of Bragfadoei* • THK STOIXYJ .flmmr P«-trr» U • t Ihr m-rnt or Ihe nccfdc-nl. Mr • I'lK-nrn III. An (Jlevta. «kn ««» villh .iiln. hn« nt««» l,rrn ktTFcd. I tKltr .rjmniy hurt to nty h»iii.»r. Ill nitTcr fnr hlm t phonf Ji-fT 11 he, rnmc* riKfci oTrr. The rioarl>cll Finn*. It 1 * Itav pollcr. XIV TT was just routine with the police that night. They had learned from Avis' maid that she and Art had spent the evening at my place and. as a matter-of; course, they were checking on their last movements. One of the officers began to ask me questions. Jeff stepped forward, "I'll handle this," he said to me. i But the police had a different idea. "If you don't mind, we'll ask her the questions," the officer who seemed to be in charge said. So f gave them a resume of the • evening ending with: "Miss Vaughn and Mr. Cleves left here together, right after—I mean soon after Mr. Haverson and Mr. Leyden drove away." The policemen caught my slip. "You were going to say they left .right away. What madt you change your mind?" After all there was no reason to hide it. "I was just trying to b« accurate, immediately and Mr. Leyden and I thought they drove away. But later—maybe ten minutes or fifteen, 1 really don't know for I wasn't paying any attention to the time—I heard their car start. J was standing at the window," I pointed to the big window at the end of the room. "I looked down, then, and saw them drive away." "What were they doing all that time?" "I'm sure I don't know." One of the newspaper men snickered. He gave a shrewd glance at the glasses sitting aro.und on the tables. "You had a lot to drink you?" "We had some highballs—prob- ably (hree apiece." He whistled impudently and 1 got mnd. "I'm sorry to disappoint you, if you're trying lo make this out a Hollywood drinking orgy. You see, we were working. There had been 4 a change mnde in the casting of the picture Miss Vaughn was going to star in. and Mr. Leyden and I had to do a little rewriting on the script. We had to have her approval on it and Mr. Haverson's. That's why we all met here." "Nice work—if you can gel it," the reporter commented. • * * JEFFS face turned red. "Cut out ** the smart stuff—Miss Donn told you the truth. She drank as much anyone here, and she isn't drunk, is she?" The policeman—the big one— intervened. "Take it easy now —take it easy, everybody. We just They left the house after Mr. Haverson here this evening, didn't want plain the facts—they might what happened. You ex- see, Mr. Cleves didn't go over that canyon wall in an ordinary, accidental way. ... He drove over it with the accelerator of his car pushed to the floor. It's still stuck there. Now. it doesn't seem likely that a man who was sober would start down that steep hill, knowing that sharp curve was there, with his throttle wide open, does it?" "He wouldn't," Jeff said hoarsely. "Drunk or sober, Art wouldn't have driven down that hill out there that way. It's too steep. The accelerator probably got stuck when they plunged into the canyon." "No, Jeff," I cut in. "I talked to a w»man who was in a car coming up the hill and who saw Ihem go over. She said Art was driving like mad. ... I couldn't understand it, either." I turned to the policeman. I said emphatically and angrily with some hazy idea that I had to defend the honor of a man who was dead i couldn't speak for himself— al- I though earlier it wouldn't have occurred to me that poor Art had much honor to defend -"I'm sure . Mr. Clevcs wasn't .drunk. .You sec, we hart codec just 'a short lime before they left. V'e .ill J rank some — except Avis. Art drank two cups. He was- perfectly sober when he sa:d good night to me." • * » "gOMETHING tould have gone wrong with his ear, you enow," Jeff said belligerently. The big policeman fan a ihoughtful hand up along the bristling, grayish whiskers on .11 ibbarn jaw. "It could have been somelhing like that," he admitted. That ended it. The police and .he reporters left after getting my name, the details of the picture that had been the cause of our conference that night and a list of everyone who had been there. Jeff left, too, with a pathetic remark about having to make the funeral arringcments — for Avis. I felt terribly sorry for Jeff in that moment He looked absolutely sunk. 1 don't suppose it was the fact that Avis wan dead that shocked him, but rather the ugly horror of that way of dying. Jimmy shoved oft at the sam» time as Jeff, and f was left alone. I didn't want to be left alone. I remembered the night before and the horror that had haunted me. Surely tonight would be worse. Wrecked cars and bloody bodies were already spinning like pinwheels before my eyes. There was nothing to drink .n the bar, I knew. I had already looked there for something for Jimmy. In desperation I went and rum- half filled had never down to the kitchen maged until I found a bottle of Bourbon. I uccn actually drunk in my life. I had never been under the table. But I wanted to be that night. I wanted to be so far under that I'd never remember a thing that had happened. I poured a water glass nearly full of the ancient betrayer of the virtue of women and the ambition of men. And drank it straight. It put me to sleep all right. (To Be Continued) "Oh, I'm okay—but they'rt making thei* (kilt « littl* dlffortnt from when I was > boy 'and I havt to get adjusted to them!" FRECKLES A HIS FRIENDS B? MCUULL Wordi Paw YOU'LL OAWCB WITH ME AND NO6OPV ELSE' UMOEH-WANO SMITH weeos A HE'S oernw6 TOO FOR HIS BRITCHCS/ So NOW HER BROTHER. . GlVfS ME '1 ROUBLE,' BEAT If, KINFCH.K.' Suit, VOU HAVE INSULTED MAH GUESTS, MAH SISFUH, NOW Wu INSULTED 'M«/ Th'lS CAM ONU K Vial" 111 PRISCILLA'S POI Not Soon Enough Priscilla! Stop banging that pan...or Santa won't briny you any pre Christmas know! Jfthate right. /ready brung them! In the Shadows QlvetybaJy in the joint had his eye on us. With MICHAEL O'MALLEY and RALPH LAN! 601IV, IHtSE VTA1R5 ARE DARK.' I CAN SEE WHV THEY CAUTHE- IF YOU RE COINS TO fAU.DOIf NEAR WE BOTTOM WHtRE WE DON'T HAVC 50 FAR TO SO BEFORE WE HIT. Libby along, I wasn't looking lor trouble. GOODNIGHT, TOIKS. MOPE YOU ENJOVED THE LITTLE /UGIER5, AND WE'LL N,J. SEE YOU AGAIN OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Mai. Hoople I LIKED n BETTER WHEN ID HAVE-JOU V BREAK MIME IN. \ BUT -OU'D NEVER V s DO ENOUGH IN * H VEAR TO EVEN / GET THEM fp~ . COMFORTABLE / / THE HARD SMELLS EGA,D,JASOK>.'X EKPECTEO -rtXS • ACCEPT THIS .'O.EVECV1 OF SOU TO MW* J? VOOR. VEHICLE THESE MEW USED 5WS PRESlNir.'—lDA-FETCHED 'CN SOONER OSLS THE OTI7EN »JrtO GOT 'EW fi& A GIFT JIST TRIED j 'EM vesmooy .'-~HE SLIPPED 1UE TXXJBLE- GVPSV CORSE Oi •EM *!K&M H6 8OSTED H\S LWG, BOT ri£Ve=> DOST AFFECK SOO, DOES TTIHRS Under Five Keel? By LESLIE TURNE» 'I SEE. BUT WERENT SOU UNEMJVi M.OWE M fc HEIGHBORWJODSO fULLO' BEFORE SWIMS ' FOR KEEPS MOD THI5 CAPTAIkJ... I RAH FROM THE Pdlce THAT KOmPN'T VHtf INCRIWHMED ME. I'M NOT EPiSILY MJ» V THE TRUTH IS EUEK KNOWN. I SUSPECT TUEYU FIND THAT HIS PEMH N^ hU ACCIDENT! OHi •SUKEJ f EKHftPS HIS SfCKEf HOBBM W^CLIWBING SMOKESTACK* MJO CRWNLIH& t?OWH 1WSIDE. IHte oue ms & TISH'T FIT. BUT we wd& PETERMIMED...AND 1HR*»HEDRKOOUO SO MUCH.GEdlklG 1M, H RET1 RYDER Indian Style Wireless By FRED RAHMAN YOU 5AT THE CATTtE SHIPS WERE BUSTED. WIRELESS DEA.O, AND You WERE JUST ABOUT SHIP WRECKED; Hltt SAY Trt*r> AUNTY' DUCHE55/ 1 T£tl rtORE", WORK THE. fORCED PRAF1 LIKE 11EH ALLEY OOP Are You Coming By V. T. HAMLIN BOOTS AND HER RUDDIES P»K Knows By EDGAR MARTDf .to* toiao "TWw"

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