The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 4, 1947 · Page 10
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PACK. T.W AYTHEVILLB (ARK.) CaURIER OTBWf TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1947 Socialism Fails to Tarnish England's Crown But House of Lords Finds Its Powers Curbed Br HABLOW CROTCH ' NK4 SU» C«ir«»p«»<«t UJNDON. Oct. *> <NEA)— Every Briton's lively personal interest in Princess , Jtlliabeth'j approaching marriage underscores one fact tli&t h»j great Importance to tbu troubled world. Socialism may be creeping Into the very marrow of Britain's bone«. The House of Lords may be threatened with de-emfrhasis, or even, in course of lime, with loss ot any part in the legislative process. But the British throne still remnitu an impregnable fortess. It i« veil knov.li that the King doe* not rule. Though many power* are exercised In hia name, he make* virtually no decisions. He is asked, urged, and almost required to give advice to his ministers, but it i* their advice to him which Is binding. He cannot even select his own bride and get away with It. Yet Britain without a monarch —* King or a Queen—would be u Inconceivable to almocl any Briton, of whatever party, && » . body functioning without & head. In the abstract, It U conceivable that England, Scotland and Wft)e< Alabama Woman Sends rvMflt <o Princess LONDON, Nov. 4 (UP)—City o(- flclalf of Birmingham,, Ikigland raruunttted a wedding present yesterday from Mary Evelyn Robert- ton, Birmingham, Ala,, to Princess Elizabeth. iu ftoberUon, a retired achool ieacher, wrote to Birmingham officials. She said ahe wanted to pie- sent a hand-painted scarf to the prlnceu, but that she understood such KlfU were not to be sent direct. Tin officials forwarded her gift to th* princes*. May*] prate ml Ion, h«c« Mm KlB«'i name, tml hk tu ti iMtdan, h> hi vfc»t H t»r> tiling* ttil! are done in could toe governed by Parliament hU name, ao are Parliament dU- without a Kink. But the entire dl*uil*sed and replaced, Peers One Ic that Uie Uirone, even alter losing most power, lias been made by a procession of rather tactful structure of Uw fnr-tlung empire cr*aUd. official* nominated,' crljn- occupant* to symbollw Great Brit- revolves around the Kingship, and inals prosecuted, sentence* con- niii and the Empire. It stands no student of English history and !lrm«d or reprlves extended. But above all partisanship, the personl- constllutlonal law can Imagine how i» fact, tliey are done by his niin- fication of Britain's greatness.»Bethe Empire could be held together istcrs, who are responsible not to gi n non-partisan—and quite power- without the throne. There Is no written British constitution. There Is no formalized code. There is no Interpreter to say where the rights and privll- him but to Parliament. PHVhftj>s tlve most hnjxivlant item in which the King still retains discretion is when, alter an election, there is sonic question con sense there has evolopcd system that works. it Is not controversial. The other Is that the throne is the single link that binds together a widely scattered, cosmopolitan empire, of which at least some pans have little In common with the others. Here again, the throne's prac- eges of the throne end and those «'ho should form the new Gov- of the Ministers begin. By a pro- eminent. George V, in 1923. se- cess based on evolution and com- lected Stanley Baldwin Instead o[ a Lord Curzon. ^hen the Ramsay tical weakness Is ll-s actual strength. Macdonuld Labor government cfll- If the King-Emperor were to try In the 18th century the King lapsed In 1935. precipitating a world to exercise authority, out of Lon- was supreme executive, like the economic crisis, King George rushed don, over distant dominions, they President of the United Stales, back from Balmoral to London to might well defy him and cut them- and presided over cabinet meet- invite Baldwin to form a national Ings. When the Hanoverian George government. In I I ascended the throne, a foreigner 1 who did not even understand Eng- eminent there has to be ] lish, Tories and Whigs alike siczed body to do such things. In Britain • the opportunity to deflate the royal there is—the King. ' powers. But they did it by practice But the Monarchy's { rather than by law. ! f In, the theory the Soverign can ! iveto any Act of Parliament, though selves loose. But he does not. He sits in majesty personifying the Em- parliamentary type of gov- pire and providing a key by which which aettled the problem, was possible only because there was throne. The Parliament of each Dominion to an Independent a> though there were no Empire. But each give* allegiance to the Impartial, non-partisan, universal throne. Though the King Is King of England, neither his royal style and titles, nor Hie law governing stic- oeMlon, can be changed without the assent o! all the Parliament*. In Dominion matters the King does not consult his British ministers; he acts on advice of the government of the Dominion concerned. If ther* ahould be a dlspui« between two Dominions, the erown would act as Impartial arbiter. Ha maj act to some extent through the Secretary of State for Dominions, but that olficial Is partisan and temporary, while the crown U noii-partijcvi and permanent, and in such cases the throne his very real influence. It ts difficult for the citizens of a republic to understand the very firm and enduring hold chat the British throne retains on a. people who have drifted quite far ieftvrftrd. have selected and supported a Socialist government, and are moving away from insiitntioi's much more democratic than even the most limited monarchy. But the hold is there. Aud the throne to which Elizabeth L> heir looks much more impregnable right now than the Rock of Glbralter. has done so since Queen enormous vitality, nud the respect and affection In which It is held even by Socialists, docs not derive much from this practical aspect. Neither, some- the tricky setup can function. The Dominions in fact are nations. They attained that status after the first World War. The question arose how they could be nations, Independent of Parliament In London, and yet remain Intcg- parts of (he Empire. If the Par- 'Anne (179Z-14). In theory he can with all respect to the genuine per- liaments of Canada. Australia, the ;jnake war or peace, annex or sur- sons! popularity of recent mon- -- • • "render territory, without consent archs, is It in personal tribute. of Parliament. But unless he can There are two fundamental rea- do wilhoul spending money the sons, one sentimental anri the other < right li hollow, for only the House practical, which are some ' of Commons can impose taxes. interwoven. Union ot South Africa. New Zealand, have authority equal to that of Great Britain—and If those authorities clash—how could the Em- whal pire stand? The Statute of Westminister, Challenge To Love.©' By ETHEL HAM1LL «a Mow, (at.; Dhtrikrtnl ky HCA SUVKC, INC f fa>. ' f *• i TIIR STOKYl On the »ft*tm* 4«r •< ««I1CKF CaH^lH* A«»II». . <U>zklcr •< Ike !)»«.. hi >n.i r 4 I *« fl»< Joel Canray amaHX Ikr * rftntutmf •iMlcMta. Joel, wkom ! C»» adored Whra vht- w«a Kill : ; >^.»ltk ^•k».l. 1 k.J k>r. <«. r**r • «« tlmUh eotlrxe fovr yrMn mff*. Kntw kr tm kack •* • Tetrrnm. who»e l«M«ni»cv e«Me t« her xkt. k> wu killt* — I. ii.w vomUBer-ahr. 9ke warn* J»ei »hft l» •• l«MKer !• Uve wllh 1 klM. Vm her ••rprl»e, J*el f*ym lie tm *•!•«. A <rl<e <neu'l lit Ixl* Ilia »!«•• «« fi»t»h Kli*«L •H •$• ••MlaleMee allowance. MaariM Btalr. daavhier of a wealtkr k««atoT a«a Cav 1 * «oa»la. la K (reakMaa aa« livla« ha the Drmm'm ko»ehol«. She •ferkeara part *t C*ia'« enBTfr- BatloM with Joel •«« rviia ovt l« •e« wko the Ma» MB. VI THOUGHT 1 beard your voice, angel!" Maurine's own • voice waj sheer spun sunlight, at i ' Ihe moment. It swirled around her in enchanting little eddies as she J stepped out into the clearer light , washing the topmost porch step. \ "While you were out at the hos- J pital this afternoon. Cam. the t most divine looking young professor came hunting for rou." , So far as she could detect, there • had been DO dimming of the tall | young sensation's Incredible smile i Well, he'd said in so many orords ' that be wasn't heaving with long' ing for Camellia. Still, it did no harm to : : her point. He had » mtlt mustache, like Ronald Cotonn'*, and he's th« •moolheat—" Only now, Maurin* paused in pretty confusion. "Oh CammieJ I didn't realize you were witb a dale, dreamed—* *aad boneyl H I'd harpness, as it she had not real- zed herself what she had been bout to say She covered quickly, 0 quickly that Maurine had to pplaud the deft footwork of an dversary. "He's Jool Conroy. Joel, his is my cousin Maurine." Certainly no two girls ever had ooked less related since time bean. Cam's beauty was cool and nisty and remote—silver-gilt hair nd emerald eyes. Still, Maurine nought defiantly, a good many men might prefer her own shorter, ipely curved vivaciousncss. [)OWN the steps she skimmed, 'aughing giddily — the girl without a care or an ulterior motive in the world. Whal will Joel think o( me. t he listens to you, Cammie? You make me sound like a hawk waiting to pounce, honey, honestly you do!" She veered then toward the taller Hgure still laughing innocently. "Joel? I like that name, f does something to me inside." "Something nice. I hope?" Joel. too. had turned. For U» moment, Maurine had commandeered his attention completely She glanced sidelong, quickly, toward Cam on the bottom step There was a lonely, left-out look in her cousin's eyes. didn't think anything nice, than getting to college could happen to me in one day. Joel. But now—" She paused, shyly. Joel's grin Bashed again, but not for Cam. "You're permanent here 1 hope?" It could b« mere politeness. It could be—more. "Foe the usual four year*. Un les» Uncle William flunks me out It was time. oow. to give her dimples a workout. "I guest I'm Darliofc" aaad Cam, with an [not much th« scholastic type, •dge lo hw vote* which road* doc't suppose any feminine girl Maunn* (lane* K h«t specula- Uv»lj, -I'm quite sun you saw him ta* n-otn ibe window." Sb* looked a brt *tartfed by bar own really ic. Except Cammi«. o cour»e. And that's became rh* bad that tragic affair." "Tragic affair?" Jo«l sounded quizzical. "Love affair?" "Oh. didn't you know about Gary Marlowe? 1 guess you haven't been a triend o( Cam's very long. then. It all happened last spring. She—" "Maurine!" Cam protested. But Maurine was prettily deal. The boy she was engaged lo was illeti in a plane crash, way OK in i ic Pacific. I heard even down in Washington about—** • • • "*AM dropped a hand on' Joel'i " sleeve with, Maurine thought, tore than a hint of desperation. This is all gossip she's picked up nmewhere. It isn't true at all. aiy—why. I hardly knew him!" "I was sure your cousin wasnt ; • erious." answered Joel evenly. '' After all you've been telling me. i knew you hadn't been tangled • p romantically as deeply as all . | hat. Your dinner must be wait- j * ng. But how about tonight. Ole Man Winter Is Just Around the Corner Let as remove the water from your tires and fill them with calcium chloride anti-free*e solution. We will be (Lid to make an appointment to care for all jour tractors at your farm—thoa saving you time. REMEMBER WE SERVICE \J I. MAKES TRACTORS Russell Phillips TRACTOR CO. 50. Hiwav 61 Phone 2171 "We'll hav» to get up «arli»r to get tha children ready or we're going to be late for school ourselves!" FRECKLES & HIS FRIENDS By MERRILL BLOSSER Introduction Mrs 7>Mf you. Hens THEY HOW YAM? AMM BETXANY Af/M.A Ul MASWOUA BLOSSOM Of THE OLD SOUTH I YOUR. OBEDIENT SERVANT, SUM. STONEWALL G-- . CARTER., CSOU1RE/ I'M OWOV . AK'O I'LL TEU. fOU A SKfcET. MY BIG BROTHER. ' AND SISTER. Aee Bia OLD FAKES/ WERE Jusr THS BARENTS YOU MfET OUR, THREE LOVELY CHILDREN! AT YOUR. OWN RISK/ I'HISCILLA'S rOI" What Every Husband Knows AL VERMEER What a beautiful \ picture! She loved I him so.... and yet / she lost him! The poor soul! She was so true to him... /'lwouldn't There never could be anyone else/ She's in a new picture st the Uptown, time she's crazy about some other VIC FLINT A Report on Chimes By MICHAEL O'MALLEY and RALPH LANE /HAi MR. CHIMES i 8KN IN HIS OfFICE I THIS MORNING? NOT YET. HE'S A >^ dUEEff ONE, SIR. .. I IU AN' D4IT Al I N. F. Richards • New Operator GULF HE DID THAT.' HI HAP HIS BRIEF CASE UNDER MIS ARM. KE HAD A WOMAN WITH KIM. DID He LEAVE Hl< OfFICE VESTERDAV AFTERNOON, SAY, 8£ TWSEHTHMtANDFOOR? YOU VE NO WEtD TO LOCK YOOR DOOR AG/5INST YOUR OWN AUNT/,-" VDU IOOK POS- ITIVEIY HAGGARD, CHHD.' YOU SIMPlY/MMf GET SOME SLEEP.' WASH TUBBS Taking No Chnncea LESSLIE TUIINER Caul? Ail right for our first laug our?" "Tonight?" There was hesita- ion in Cam's words; wistfulness. almost. "I'm sorry. Joel, but—you ice, 1 can't because— H "I can, it you'd like to take n»e, n said Maurine with unblushing iromptness. "Goodness. 1 can't hink of anything more absolutely exciting than spending my very first evening at college with lust about the best looking man—" She hesitated, blushed, even. 'Listen to what I almost said! You'll thinV I have designs on you, Joel." Whatever he was thinking, tt didn't *ecm to be anything lo Maurine's discredit Th* smile he smiled for her seemed totally unconcerned by Cam's refusal— which Maurine guessed, ctmnily. nad not been intended lo end an * refusal after all. "It's a dat«," he said. "Eight?'Eight will oe wonderful." MM Maurino demurely. 'Don't k«ep me waiting, youngster." warned Joel at he saluted them both with »D extravagant bow and. swung oO down College Hill Into th* gathering twilight. C*m't hands. Maurin* noticed, were trembling. Then the turned qukkly — too ouickly — and bor- ricd iolo the house. 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