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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHKVIM.E (ARK.) COURIKR NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS Op. H.W. HAINES, Publisher ' JAMES L. VJERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Uan&ger ' 6ok N»tlonal Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witnier Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mallei at Hie post- office at Blythcville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 8, 1917. • i 8«rved by th* United fttu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blytheville or any auBurtatn town where carrier service U main- Ulned, JOc per week, or 85c per month By mall, within a radlxu of SO miles, J4.00 per year, (2.00 (or six muuths, »101) tot three months; by mall outald* 50 mile lone, $10.00 per year paymUt In advai&e. Meditation Truly, I aay unto you, If you have faith and never doubt, you will not only do what has beta done 16 the fig tree, but even If you say to thl» mountain, 'Be taken up and call into th« iea,' It will be dene.—Matthew 21:31. ' • • » A saltavan ^HMMI learns that he eannol soc- ceMfully Mil a product unit** he ha* r.illti In thai product, but many professing Christianity 4o not luve enouxh f.ilih hi that wi'ieh they would promote to Kll to the world. \. Tough Assignment rjntrland has resumed the export, of Rolls-Royce automobiles to this country, and that seems to intensify an already puzzling question. How are Americans going to help Britons build tin their dollar balances by buying $19,000 cars and drinking $7 Scotch, ami still avoid being cursed >by most of Europe as greedy capitalists who live in selfish, sinful luxury while . the rest of 1 the world goes hungry ? Reds in Filmland—I \ ' Tliere are Communists employed in the motion picture industry, just as there are Communists umploycd in hundreds of other American commercial enterprises. But the House Un-American Activities iThomas) Committee lias singled out /the movie industry for investigation. And it has approached the investigation from what, by all logical arguments, is the wrong direction. The Reds in filmland could do two damaging things. They might spread Marxist doctrine and undermine American', institutions through the medium of the motion picture, and they might gain control of the movies' labor unions. On the second count there is little ground for fear. Most of the big movie , unions are affiliated with the API.,. Some of their officers may not be models of labor leadership. But" few take orders from Moscow. So that danger does not seem, to have prompted the investigation. What, then, about Communist propaganda in" American movies? One might, think that the natural thing for the Thomas Committee to do, after weeks of preliminary investigation in Hollywood, would be to come to the fulhlress hearings with cans of damning film evidence marked Exhibits A, B, and .so on. But the committee did not do the natural thing. Instead it brought in, on the first day, three prominent producers *hose testimony confirmed v;hat was evident: The movie industry is policing itself. There are three excellent reasons for believing this testimony. First, there is nothing in their records or actions to cast any doubt.upon the loyalty of the men who head the Hollywood studios. Se.ioml, and flagrant Red propaganda in a picture would bring a howl from the paying customers and hit the producer smack in the box office. Third, if subversive leftist propaganda were inserted so subtly as to get by the many studio executives /who see a picture before its general re- ieaae, there would be practically no chance of its scoring wit.), the average movie audience. Two or three pictures were mentioned by the committee and some of It* witnesses as containing pio-Ued or •nil-domestic propaganda. There was, for instance, "Mission to Moscow." This was made in the midst of war when the Russians were our allies, bc- havmg very' well and fighting 'very well. ^ , Maybe former Ambassador Davics, r author of the. book on which the fj| m ' « was based, WM sold a bill of goods in -•Moscow. 'But'the "Thomas Committee i-'r**» Q 't investigated him, though Holly;?!*wood followed his book faithfully. Something called'"Song of Russia," :\ another wartime picture,' was mention- cd. It was, as its producer, Louis B. Mayer, says, just another boy-mccls- girl musical with a Russian background. Is that bad? And then there was "The Best Years • of Our Lives." One witness said that this was subversive because it portrayed an American businessman^ denying a returned soldier the right to his old job. Well how about "East Lynn" and all the other melodramas of SO and GO years ago in which H heartless American businessman tried to foreclose the njorlgage and turn the poor heroine out into the cold? Maybe they wore written |jy Karl Marx himself. The implications of this sort of investigation deserve further comment. Added Reason Hamilton Fish, former isolationist congressman now heading the i\Iac- Arthur-for-Prcsident movement in the east, is the author of a broadside tilled "Twenty Reasons Why Ucwev Won't Do." I'crimps a 21st reason might be thai Governor Uewey, as a candidate for President in 19<i<i, repudiated |,j H fellow New York Rupublifiin, Mr. Fish, because of the' latter'.s nnli-Senytic campaign statements, and thus contributed to Mr. Fish's recent retirement to a career of author and automobile salesman. VIEWS OPOTHERS Record State Spending High living costs and high taxes arc giving most of us a middling tongr grind. So, lew Arkansans will greet with u merry laugh the spending of almost 79 million dollars by their state government in tile lust fiscal year. Making up that record outlay were: tax receipts of about 66 and one-half millions; 11 and three-fourths millions from the federal government, and around '$100.000 from the slate's surplus funds. There's a warning in those figures. It points its finger from thnt deficit item. The state is on dangerous financial' ground when It over-spends ils present enormous receipts, even though by only $700,000. For it takes a supcr-tlooper optimist to believe that slat* revenues will hold lorevcr at the present peak. They're ballooned up by inflation. And if the state can't keep its outlays within sucli revenues, what will happen wlien they drop? That's a question for every citizen to ponder He must "pay the freight" U his official, make a mistake. He might usefully keep that [act In mind as he follows next summer's campaign lor state offices. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. BARBS By HAL COCHKAN There *re few changes In the football rules this year—likely to give radio announcers a chalice to catch up. • • • The trouble with most uplirters U th»t tnej are so depressing. • » • A New York cab driver who found $aoo in the back scat and returned It to Its owner probably figured that one loses easte by accepting small tips. « * » A Tennessee wom»n of 83 used a telephone the other day (or the Nrsl lime. She must be on x 'party line. • * « A woman's idea of thrift is saving enough on one purchase to buy something else. SO THEY SAY Everybody Wants T'Get in the Act Xl'*" ZL. .^E^fc ^^ * WKDNKSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 19-17 John Howard Lawson, FVm Y/riter, May Provide Representatives With Fuel to Fight Communism TIV PPTFK PMUflvr .,_..... , _ BV PETKIl NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Oct. 20. (NEA>— If Congressman J. Parnell Thomas's House Committee on Un-American Activities can produce one live Communist out of Hollywood, its case will have been made. Such a disclosure would encourage the committee to report out the Shepparrt or Rankin bills making it unlawful fpr any American to belong to the Communist Party. Number one whipping boy anJ likeliest candidate for this honor In the current three-dimensional, technicolor and sound-track investigation of Communist infiltration in the moving picture industry is apparently going to be one John Howard Lawson. a writer. He is under subpoena, and unless his lawyers are successful in their move to have it ciuasheri, Lawson will probably be called to the witness stand in the second week. Tills will oc Lawson's second appearance before the House Un- American Committee. In the foil of 19« ho testified nutter oath that he was not a member of the Communist Part}'. That record will linvs to stand unless the committee can now prove" that he wns or Is a card- carrying and dues-paying member. If it can be proved, he runs the risk of a charge of having perjured himself In previous testimony. Jack L. Warner identified Lawson as one of the M writers whose contracts had been allowed to lapse because of their "Un-American ideas." Director Sam Wood, in reply to query from committee counsel Robert E. Stripling, "Is there any doubt in your mind that Lawson Is a Communist?" replied, "If there Is, I haven't any'mind." Actor Adolphe Mcp.jou testified, "I have heard he was a Communist leader." SCKNK "STEALING"— RED STVLK Esquire Masiisine's film critic John Charles Moriitt, told the committee it had bean testified Lawson war, sent to Los Angeles by a former Communist secretary to help organize the party work there. Moffitt further identified Lawson as ! first present of tile Screen Writers' Guild, a speaker at the California Labor School, an endorser of the Hurry Bridges defense movement, an officer of the Hollywood Committee of the Arts. Sciences and Professions and member of the Hollywood Democratic Committee—the last in no way connected with the "respectable" Democratic Party. In 1941. Moffitt said. Lawson lectured before a Hollywood School for Acting. He told the young actors it was their duty to further the class struggle. If they were nothing more than extras on a country club lawn, they should appear decadent and he snobs. If in n tenement scene, they should look downtrodden and oppressed. Howard Riishmorc. former film critic for the New York Daily Work* cr, called Lawson Hollywood's "Red Commissar." The John Howard Lawson on whom all this is being hung is a 52- year-old New York playwright. He was graduated from Williams College in 19H. For two years he was a cable editor for Renter's British IN HOLLYWOOD BY EUSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent The drive for greater and greater prolits, me lust for power, is in the process of sending the nation on another spinning joy-ride winch will cud In the,same crash—depression.—Jack Kroll. national director, ClO-Polltical Action Commute e. » • V In the matter of emergency aid for Europe the immediate question is one of elemental Human survival In a free society.—Sen. Arthur H Vandenbcrg (fn of Michigan. •. • » I have been crillzed Horn all sides. I nave been called both a Communist and a traitor to labor. As lon s ns this situation continues I suspect I am doing an impartial Job. -Ti-ygve Lie. UN secretary-general, * * m We have to give up something now or we will pay much more dearly in I lie long run.— Marriner Ecclcs, chairman. Federal Reserve Board. * . The arsenal of democracy must now become 'he granary o f the world or we shall bury our hopes of peace with those who died to preserve j "-—Charles I.utkinan, ciiairman, Presidential 1 Citizens' Food committee. HOLLYWOOD. Oct. 29. (MEA> — Al Tcitclbauiii, the Bcverlv Hills furrier who once made a squirrel fur skirt for Gene Tlerney and an ermine sweater for Mike Romanoff, is disappointed in New Yorkers after reading Frederic Wakeman's "Tile Saxon Charm." In the new novel by the author of "The Hucksters'," a Broadway producer awakens a showgirl out of a deep sleep by whispering "Mink coat." "That would nardly rouse x jjla- mor flrl in Hollywood," Tciicl- I bjum tnlrt mr. "You'd have lu specify what kind of mink." I', only snnvs cornflakes in Hollywood, but through those shredded dvifis walk the most cxponsLvely- pcltcd women in the world. Al Tei- ii-:b,uirn and an untold nmnbn- of unsuspecting little fur-bom ere col- j laborate the year 'round to keen Hollywood looking like a gigantic I mink farm. j BONUS COAT Sometimes stars buy the furs thai Tcitclbaum makes for their pirturfs from the .studios and, oc:-i- sionally. the studio will hand out a blonde mnr(cn coal as a kind of bonus. But most of the time, the glamor girls sheLl out their own hard cash at Tcitclbaum's plush. sr«v- toncd salon for coals, stoics. jacScts. capes and other items into which sood liltle minks, no. Ginger Risers once bought a wimp ermine trench coat that he designed. And Paillette Goddard had him make up a leopard-lined r.iincoat for her recent trip to England. WheiiLvcr he jets a spare moment, which L= seldom, he whips out his sketch pad and turns oul such eyc- brow-raisrrs as Eisenhower jurkct.s crmbininB nink and ermine or sable aprons that nrc just the thins for an actrc.-.s when she pullers annind the kitchen. Tcitelbaiin, vili match the furs ol hlgu-sa!?t;rii Hollywixtd stus apainst the furs of New York's c.ur foc-iety any rcol night in the week. \\hen he announces that Ann Sheridan has Just nbr-ul cvrrvtliin" ne doesn't necessarily mewi oo-.npn. Anr.s everjiiimg" men i, s 1)er millk news service. In World War I he was a volunteer ambulance driver in France and Italy. Then he was a foreign correspondent. 11ETTER LUCK IN HOLLYWOOD Prom 1923 to 1937 he wrote nine pluys, all produced on Broadway. The worst. "The Pure in Heart," was about a girl who ran away to New- York and fell in love with a murderer. His most successful play, "Processional," ran 96 performances in 1925 and 81 in 1938. It was about "industrial slavery" in West Virginia with all the characters protesting against life in America. The class consciousness theme runs through all of Lawson's plays. In "International"—27 performances In 1928—some mean old oil men start an uprising which spreads all over the world. In "The Marching Song"—61 performances in 1937—Pete Russell, the hero, is an evicted laborer who goes la live in an empty factory. He is offered his job back if he will betray the strike leader, but he won't. In the end the strike leader is shot down. In Hollywood, however, Lawson has done better. His "Action in, the North Atlantic," whipped up in Jig time (or the Maritime Commission to tell the story of Liberty ships against the submarines, was one of the best pictures of the war. But as the "hero" Liberty ship of the picture carried Lend-Lease supplies to Murmansk. It will now probably be considered subversive and used against the author, no matter what his defense. marten, ermine and sable. A short tune ago, Teltelbaum gave his cutters an order to prepare two mink coats of his design for a Gene Autry western picture. Oiic of the cutters, a lady, complained. "Yesterday," she moaned, "it was Grcer Garson. Today it's Chami pion." TciU-lbaum assured her that the coats were for Autry's two leading ladie.s and not for his horse. The j woman cutter shrugged her shoulders. "Double phoocy," slie s.iid. "Mink roals In a western. Gene Aulry i I must have a Iiolc in his head." .THEY'RE NOT FUUKlNOiS i Barbara Stanwyck, Loretta Young j and Joan Crawford are down in Tei'. lelbaum's book of Holiywoodhms as j the stars who know most abojt furs. i Hetty Hutton likes to try on every • fur in the place. Her lur wardrobe. ! winch includes ermine, sable and i mink, is equally suitable for Siberian winters and Hollywood pre- I miercs. B:ttc Davis is one of Tciiolbanm's more conservative customers. Betty wouldn't go for white mink, which I is n'ccut as precious as uranium, b'.it j Joan Crawford and Bcuay Vemua , felt no such constraint. In fain. 1 Brnay is still sinarlins because a. friend mistook her white mink for ordinary ermine, i The most fun Tcitclbaum ever h :cl I In ric*l3iiing furs for the screeu was | for "Tiie Road to Utopia." After j long research, he gave ning Crosby , an overs z;d coat made up of bearskin and skunk, and Hope a shaggy model of timber wolf and Himalayan leopard. "ThiU." he toM me. "set the driva to promote fur coals for men back a million years." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE • >: >: &.'£££££££££££££££wx*y~r Import of Setting Up the Side Suit By WILLIAM F. Aid SJVNEV America's Card Authoritv Written for NBA Service (Thin! in a scries of special Lesson Hands.) The principal Involved in today's hand is the importance of establishing a side suit. Bear in mind that when you hold a six- card suit and a five-card suit, you should expect abnormal distribution In the other hand5. Let us first take up the bidding c; today's hand. South should not pre-empt with this type of hand. South makes the correct bid of four clubs over three spades. This is a free bid, therefore it is a constructive one. I[ West p;is.sed the four-club bid, North should go to five clubs. Othman Discovers He is Two Kinds of Villain at Same Time + I)y FHKDKKTCK C. OTHMAN (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Oct. 29. (UP)— It is bad to be one variety of cart. But as far as I can figure, when a fellow Is two diametrically opposed hinds of villain at once, lie can hold up ht.s head without shame. As of now. I'm shameless. Here lately I've been pounding out pieces about Congress' first extravaganza of the Pall season: The UnAmerlcan Activities Committee's investigation Into Communism in Hollywood. This has oeeri a urarte-A production In glorious technicolor. There have been spotlights, glamour gals, classic-profiled heroes of the silver sheet, movie cameras, famous producers, angrv congressmen, ga- vel-ijounding, and cops giving ths bum's rush, to stubborn witnesses and arm-waving lawyers. These developments I have attempted to record faithfully in print. And ... Now! Some people claim my items in Ihc paper prove definitely that I . . , __, "in an old reactionary, who probab- hcavy breathing and coughing 'n I'»' pours hot, tar on liberal-minded sleep, that there Is trouble ahead. [People and sprinkles 'em with horse Children witn croup are awakened | fca «' c «- Others charge on the ba- from .sound sleep bv difficulty in ' ,, , snlnc d'spit'hes thai If bmuhing. loss of voice and a cVow- '"', '««•. » £° mm "» ist - ™'™» «~ THE DOCTOR SAYS BV WILLIAM A. O'BRIKN. M. D, Written for NBA Service Children, who are subject to croui), should be treated as soon as they develop suspicious hoarseness cr cough. A small dose of syrup of ipecac, a sedative and a warm sleeping room may prevent the attack. Ordinary croup Is an acute catarrhal Inflammation of the larynx, complicated by a spasm of lh<: throat. The attack starts suddenly at night, lasts for several hours and, by morning, the crisis is past. Some children may get more than one attack during the night. The average child with croup> has had an upper respiratory Infection lor several days before the attack; in others, the throat spasm Is'the first sign of difficulty. Mothers of children who are prone to have croup can often tell, by their ing .sound in their throat. They are frightened by their inability to talk iind breathe, but crying only makes matters worse. The child clulc'lic.s at his throat, his lips are blue. pulse rapid nncl a little fever Is -sometimes present. To ease the child's suficnng, he should be made to vomit. A large dose of syrup of ipecac is followed by a .sedative. Steam inhalitions ar cently shaved off my whlsxers These charges, fortunately for my own peace of mind, balance each other perfectly. Only trouble is that when a bitter lady y':ink.s at my left nnn because "l am a Fuse 1st and an excited eentlr nun jerks at my right because i am a Communist — I B et a sore bin* And if nil factions and si;b- fncUons, no matter how sore they are at each llhcr. will kindly quit soothing, but care must be taken attempting mayhem on me. I'll ,'ry to prevent accidental burns. An old- to get along with my tale. which fashioned home remedy for croup 1 becomes more confusing by the .spasm Is to put cold compresses i minute: over the neck during the attack. Ordinary croup is seldom mistaken for any other disease, but if the infection and spasm persist for more than the-night, a physician should be called because of the possibility of dipththeria. DISEASE IS OUTGROWN Croup is uncommon after children start to school. Nervous children seem to develop it more readily than easy-going types. When high-strung children hnve colds, their windows should be kept closed at night, and the air made warm aiiS moist. Ordinary croup is not a fatal disease, even though the child is in great distress. The attack may come back the next night, but the throat always heals without leaving a trace. * • » QUESTION:: Can an infected gall bladder with gall stones cause damage to the liver? ANSWER: Yes. It may cause an Infection, which subsides after the gall bladder has been removed, or it may ircrsist. >/5 Fears Ago I In Blytheville- The HoUywoorllans. from Lauren Bncalt to Gary Cooper to John Garfield. are worked up for a fact. Some claim tliat Hollywood is loaded with Communists, who ought to be sent to Russia. Others, more moderate. Insist that Hollywood has done a pretty good job on its own of rooting out the Reds. Still others accuse the committee of labeling them Communists when they aren't. A subsection of these say they aren't pinkos, but thev'l! be doggoned If they'll give the committee the satisfaction of saying so. The issues Involve free speech, how far Congress can go in prying Into the private affairs of a citizen, the constitution, the bill of rinhts I fear — artistic lemper- and ment. It spcms to me, at my psrch under the chandelier which showers hot glass at intervals from the exploded spotlights or the news cameramen, that everybody involved, congressmen ail includefl, are intensely sincere. They may be a little too Intense. John Howard Lawson. the screen writer, insisted on making speeches when asked whether he was a Communist. He got mad. The com-, mittee got madder still and John | Howard — a large nosed citizen in Under the column, "News Of ' a fuzzy tweed suit — got cited for Blytheville Schools" with Crawford ! contempt. Green us Stipt-. th e second grade of Suclbury School in giving an account of their many interesting projects, stales that Hcrshell He strode out muttering about taking his case to the Supreme Court. Along came Eric Johnston, the distinguished president, of the Be'shearse brought two rabuits to ! motion picture association, to tell school, a brown pne and a white | f"e committeemcn he didn't like one. This presented an opportunity ! their methods. He charged 'cm with to study about different kinds of smearing Hollywood indiscrimi- rabblts antt their habits. Original I nately and hurting the movie bu- work Is being encouraged. Credit i siness around the world. That brought on more gavel- pounding by Chairman J. Parnell Thomas and the promise that Johnston hadn't heard anything yet; So be it. I'm goin^ to report, the rest of the proceedings, gents, and I only hope you'll leave me out of the squabble. I'm bruised enough already. goes to Bills' Wilson son of Mr. and' Mrs. Baker Wilson for an original poem about rabbits. NIXIE RABBIT By Billie Wilson Hop, Hop into my garden. Hop lion into my garden. Eat to your health And cat to your wealth Hep, hop little rabbit. Credit also went to ElniD Hopper with this poem- LITTLB PBFEB RABBIT I saw a little rabbit Go hoi), hop. hop. I want to catch foil rabbit So stop. stop. stop. Read Courier News Want Ad» r.ow declarer must establish his •>ide suit before picking up the trumps. Therefore the singleton ,,. . ... - diamond must be led. Bust wins <=„,>£ r C<? . b f ' Ve spaclcs - and rcturns a sP^e. which Is v,outh s freak distribution and the trumped. A low diamond is triurm- l r nn?'V' T" b - v , North Justify eo in dummy, a ciub is led and ^outli s bid of five clubs. The only won by declarer with the klnc thing t!'.n kerns West from dou- i South the,, leads diamonds until bllng is the bidding, which clearly i West trumps. This is over- inclicatcs abnormal distribution, j trumped, the trumps are picked The opening lead is von In dum- j up. the diamonds cashed and a. my with the ace of spades, and I heart trick is conceded Writer *4 »K » K Q a 5 I 2 * A K 7 4 3 Lesson Hand—Neither Soutrr^ West North Pass PilSS 4 * Pass I « 2* 4 + 5 + 1 V 3* Pass Pass vul, Ea:,l 1 A 3* Pass Pass Opening— HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured author 13 Cat 14 Interstice 15 Diminutive suffix ' 1G Quibbles 19 Type measure "0 Kodent 22 Freshets 23 Eccentric wheel 2'1 Metric weight 12 Butted 3 Greek letter 4 He served with the » during the war <ab.) 5 Seine* G Leak 7 Story 8 War god 9 Assent 10 Behold! 25 Middle 26 African M Distress call 11 Chemical salt *> Serpent Under (lie Hil ST. LCUiS i UP)—William H. Ray really had something under his hat besides his head when detectives picked him up for cmes- tiorin- When tiny lifted Rev's hat, the oj.'icers found s .31 caliber revolver parked on his head. But when West bids (our spades, North should not bid five clubs, for two reasons. First, he has shown Ihe full strength of his hand in his two free bids f one heart and three clubs, and another free bid might cause South to place tco much strength in his hanfl Second. 8 bid of five clubs lit this point might induce to take 26 Cloy 29 Stripped ."0 Thus 31 Mystic ejaculation 32 Prayer endings 35 Manila hemp 39 Front <0 Love god 41 He writes of the East (2 Weapons 48 Limb 49 Not (prefix) 50 Proposes 52 South America (ab.) 53 Ciim 55 Fastened E7 Revised 58 Printing mistakes VERTICAL 1 Come forth 2 Senile 17 Call (Scot.) 16 Knight (ab.> 21 Label 23 Vehicle 33 Groaned 34 Be mistaken 36 Wine cup 37 Girdle 33 Fleet •12 Moon 4 3 Old « No good (ab.J •15 Cerium (symbol) •16 Slave •17 Asterisk 50 Place 51 Courtesy tilld 54 Measure 5G Note of. scale

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