The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 3, 1946 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 3, 1946
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PAGE TEN BLYTI1EVILLR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. KAINES. Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor THOMAS R. ATKINS, Advertising Manager Sole Nation*! Advertising Representatives: Wtllue Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday ^ Entered as second class matter nt the post- office at Blythevlllc, Arkansas, under act of Con- 8«ss, October 9, 1917. , - Served by Die United Press SUBSCRIPTION Fy\TES By carrier In the city of plythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a rarilus of 40 miles, $4 00 per year,'$3.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; oy mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable in advance. ' ing spring and the smooth tliril have eomplii'uU'd matters. Curbing the 'Propagandists' Rep. John Tuber of Now York has lot loose Sonie rather extravagant charges in his declaration of war against government press aprentr.v. lie is off. base when he says thai "propaganda staffs never tcli the truth if liu-y can help it," ami he betrays a sad w.- noraiicc of Washington newspaper coverage if, he thinks thai, as lie (invests, corresp6ndents in the capital do nothing but rewrite handouts.^ .At^'ilie same time lie has a sound complaint against some of the overlapping, contradiction and deliberate or unintentional distortions that lias been issued by the various government departments. However, we arc inclined to doubt that alobishing all or mojil of the t/bvernmenl information and publicity departments would be the most effective remedy. H seems to us that a more truly cabinet type of executive administration, with n better defined and more integrated policy emanating from the top, would abolish many of the information and "propaganda" excesses -if which Mr. Taber complains Too-Early Training An aviation engineer has suggested that jet-propelled commercial transports are not ready for the publL- largely because the public is not ready for jet-propelled flying. : "Right now," the engineer says, "nobody knows if you can fly a passenger at 500 miles an hour. Mililav pilots, flying jet-propelled aircraft, have found that flying at 500 miles an horn- in rough air beats up the inside of your stomach." Perhaps the real difficulty lies in the fact that jet propulsion has convj along too late in our evolutionary period of training for its rigors. If ii had emerged at the end of our stern apprenticeship in the buckboard wagons and Model T's on corduroy roads \vc probably could have taken'rough aoriM speeds in our stride. It's the cusliini:- * Views of Others * Destroying Democracy Under Hie caption "Hnying Popularity," Karr Shannon, in his column in the Arkansas Democrat said: I mil in receipt of a eopy ol a riiL-iiltr lelUr M'i:l out by the lacully of a certain -s: hool in Arkansas lo the parents adveriisin-; a kini',-and-<iueei] contest amon^ sUKkiHs !<v Ihe purpose of raisin^ money for the .sch'X.L 'Ihe loiter reads in part as tollov.'.s: "Any child who would like lo help hl-s M-hool m.iy do so by becoming a contestant lui ihf kinc, or the <iuem ol the carnival, enter OIL- conlesl. ;i child iiiusl bri-i;j > teacher al least one pi'imv, '.viiicn jllr vote. 'I he i hill] who llii.s tile mou Hill he I hi- Klni; ur (HUM n of his ...No' child .should 1,-cl that he is 10 part Lcipale in this contest Ijijl n ii|)])iirliinily to hel|i lii.s .school Ii wishes . . The tfoulty ol (hi;- school should be commended for its aggressiveness. Mosl all schools need more money for this lluu and the other, and a khin or (jllcen contest likely \vo\jld he an inleiestmn way to i>rinj, r in the pennies. Unl the principle i.-- wron^. Chililren should not. he la»f;lit lo "buy voles." Sonic of 'em Irani lliis loo qnlcKly when they urov. up and political camp-.dans come 'loimd^ It also is wrong because lllc rhild backed with tlie most money is I ho fluid who sets the •honor," regardless of anythini; els/. While it nri|>lii not happen in :i dov.en bl'ie moons, there's a possibility or I he most unpopular child lictlina in the winnings just because his parents have enough money to put him over. It's just play nnd cnlcrtninnieiil. Of course. 11 is. But whnt we piny in school may lead 1» something ill the renlm of reality In grown-up life. And such piny—if carried on excxessively-could spoil one child ratten and discourage others to the depth of debasement Not only is the "principle" wrong, for il tends to destroy democracy und in the very place where the most effort should he made to restore and preserve if. Any "principal" O r school .superintendent who tolerates .such teaching by "example" should resign nnd begin anew bis training for a high and noble calling. SO THEY SAY Many poojile don't realise cause and r-Vieci. The Republicans will be blamed tor the recession coming on in the next I wo years.—Miss iWariun Martin, vice chnirinnn liepubhenn National Coinmitlec. Tl-.e DM is judged too much by whnt happens in the Security council, in which there is enough done despite differences to prevent the Iliiuv- Mabel Head of Cleveland, vice Council of church Women of war. Miss president United 1 think 1 the dosed shop is '.he nuiM reactionary and illiberal Ihini; ilia', we've not m i nr industrial picture. There- Is no real juslih. ration for it any more. Bnn. .Joseph H Hall Mhme.solH. fy fans fiy&A&on Wlwd XIX TDED was flying above clouds of .fog. Visibility was zero. He circled and circled but he couldn't find the landing Held. He began lo be frightened. And Ihen suddenly he wasn't alone in the plane. There was a girl with him, a tall dark girl with lovely brown eyes. She smiled at him. A wonderful smile. And then she reached out a slender brown hand with long crimson nails and laid it over one of his hands on the conlrols of the plane. Red could feel the tender warmth of he.r hand against his. He made a quick movement, tried to bend over and kiss her hand as it lay there. But when lie moved she lifted her hand and pressed il against his forehead. "Lie still," she said. ' Liz— Liz— Liz, kenly. "Lie still." he said bro- "Lie still," the girl's soft voice said again and suddenly the Jon dissolved and Red was looking at • the while walls of a small room. • Me was in a high narrow bed and = a girl he had. never seen hcfore ; was sitting beside him and tellinp him to lie quietly. A girl he had never seen bo- __ /ore? Red's eyes narrowed wilh sin , * effort o£ concenlration. There was something familiar • about her ... ihe blue serene ;. eyes and the dimple that came ;• : with her smile. Then he remembered. This was Janice Condon Russel's sister. But what was she doing here with him? His eyes opened wider and he lurned his head and there was Russel on the other side of the bed grinning orteclionately at him "What the h— . . ." Red began profanely. "Take II easy, boy," Russel advised him. "You've Just skipped a couple ol days on the calendar." Together they gave him the de, «ils of the accident, and told , abou 1 . Janice flying out to see how badly Ihey wore luirl. "She wouldn't believe me when I said you were loo lough to be killed," Russel said. * » <« TANICE pul in proudly, "Thai •' isn't quite all. Red. liusscl saved your life this time. The, doctor says it he hadn't gotten y,m out from tinder Ihe car and Ihc tourniquet on your leg when he did. lhat you'd have bled to death." Red looked at Russel, "That sort of evens the score, doesn't it?" Husscl grinned back at him. 'Just a mutual . benefit society, that's what we are." "But where am I?" Red wanted to know. "Colorado Springs," Janice explained. "Russel nnd I are staying at one of the hotels here. Ami the ear is about repaired. As soon you're able to travel, we'll all go home." Red moved his head in assent and smiled ralher foolishly. Janice h:td a mischievous streak. She could not resist baiting him a liltlc. "By Ihe way." she said gaily, "you've been holding out on us. Who is this Liz you've been calling for?" Red's face was dyed wilh a quick rush of blood. He glanced guiltily al Russel. But il was evident, even to his befuddled brain, lhal neilher Russel Janice had Ihc least lo who Liz nor inldino was. . They had never heard him call Elise Varney by Ihe nickname she despised. With relief he mumbled, oh, she was a girl I knew j lime ago. A long time, ago!" He lay thinking things „.„ after Janice and Russel had left "Liz _ long him. So he had called for Liz, had he, in his delirium? * • • RED groped back in his mind trying to remember things in that cooi- more. 'No, No. John! Not That!" TUESDAY, DECEMBER s, 1940 * .IN HOLLYWOOD . .. i!V i:i(SKINK JOHNSON I XUA .Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA>—There is usually a certain amount t)l IK ailbreak in any divorce, even in Hollywood. Hut I.nralne Day seems 10 he hnvini; more limn her shale. PiliDK suit lor divorce against her recently-estranged husband, Ray lleiidrieks. l.araine asked" for (ustodv of their 13-momh-old adopted son. But no mention was made of their two adopted daughters. aRcd :i and 5. It's- a tieklLsh Munition. Papers lor the adoption of the two Blrls are not yel final and will not he 1'iiia] lor two months. There's a chance that Laraine may lose, them. Tliere's no doubt lhat .she would (uake a tfood mother and provide a home far superior to many others. But, the adoption officers may rule that the girls should have a it her. too. I''ur several \vt-eks now, Maxie iosenljliium and Max liae,- have 11 workhiK as a comedy learn n a San r'raiu-isco nii;ht elult. The ii|M K cincnt has a lew weeks lo B o. Ml after thai, we hear, llu- buys vill break up the ael. The reason i s too inueli (emper- n-enl. I[ seerns they can't make '!> Iheir rnind.s who is Ihe slraiiiht nan and who is the comic. Ami Lai's finiiiv in itself. 1ATTI.1N" SINATIIA li.'s almost unbelievable that r i:ink Sinatra can get into so nucli trouble. lint ..Uiere there's emiierament, we guess there's always a beef. First it was ylfc trouble. Then in ainument wilh M-G-M over the :inf;iiiff of a sony on the radio be- oie its release in a movie. Before leaving for New York, T rank v, r as mad at tlie Los Angeles V WASHINGTON COLUMN dtlirium. He had lh'oii(;ht he <ras living, mid lhat Klisc was wilh him. ]!<_• even remcnihcred iho ouch of her hand on his hand, <nd the soft feel of it atjamsl his !ace. And be remembered the look in her uyes. Kindness :ission and somelhii Yes, there had been a j;rcnl deal more in the e.ycs of Ehse Vai ney >vhen she had lool.-cd al him in his ilelinum. There had been love there— love for him. At thai point. Red left off l,y_ 4! lo retrace, hi:; delirium and faced cold renlity. Elrsc Vai ney's eyes filled wilh love for him' Wishful thinkin;; lhal was. of course. Fin- Ihc shoe v.-as (in the ollicv foot. He still couldn'l realize how il had happened. He'd quarreled with her from the first moment llicy met. He knew she despised lim. And yel. somehow, nnd in spile of all that, he hiid managed lo fall in love wilh her. Of all the- prir.e idiots he ccr- lainly was lops. Afler all (be 'Is he had known . . . ail ;!),. r.irls he could ha\ r e married :it the drop of his hal . . . u> pick on Varnej-. And if her natural dislike o( him was not barrier enough i]-ior? was Die fact lhat Kussel was m love wilh her. Well, lhat way Ihnl. It wis clearly up lo him to do somchiiv; — he didn't know what yet. Hut the sooner Ihc better. lie lay there wrestling with thii new jjroblcm, trying to figure 'nil some way lo resolve whal had !;••come ati irnpo.s?iblc silllntion. And at last he thought he saw a w ,v. The more he Ihought about it. 'ho clearer the idea grew in his miiu'. It was a simple, effective nnd final solution. It would take huv out of Mussel's life and awav from Ihe suddenly dnngero'is proximity of Elisc Varney — and it offered a way, too, for him lo rebuild his own life. Without help from the Condons. Without help from anybody. The way a man ought to build his life, drawing neilher on friendship nor gratitude. (To B« Continued) BY ll'KTER KI1SON j NICA Washington Correspondent ' WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. (NBA) Among Ihe other things lliis coun- liy may need is an impartial "Ba- i;:ch report" on housing. ! The <|tiestion of whal's wrong \viih housing is now just us badly b.ilied nn u.s Ihc rubber situation was back in the fall of 1012. And histcrv is being repeated all over, the lit. Appearance of Housing Expediter Wilson wyatt and -HFC Director' .Oeorge Allen before Senator Homer Ferguson's War InvcsliBnting subcommittee was highly reminiscent of wartime investigations of Henry Wi.llace and Jesse Jones back in the days of SPAB. Just what STAB stootl for escapes the memory at tlie moment. Anyway. Sl'AB was cue of the forerunner:; of WFB—the War Production Board—and Henry Wallace was titular head of it till he tangled with Jesse Jones. Oh vcs. Scandalous Procrastination And Bungling. That's what it stood for. Mayb.= ii is unfair lo compare Wilson Wyatt wilh Wallace. Or OeorRo Allen with Jesse Jones. The point is. Wallace complained lhat Ihc RFC was sabotaging the war effort by not building stockpiles of crilical war materials fast enough. Today Jesse Jones denied all and pointed to all the thiims he had done. Deacon Allen, ditto. In the rubber shortage case, you II ! recall that the charges' flew s;> thick and fast that President : Roosevell had lo appoint Bernard Uarueli, J. I). Conant of Harvard ' and Karl T. Com])ton of M. I. 'I', to survey the whole mess, make a re::o-.t. sel no a new national 1-1:0. [ BIT inli.-y ami stop the fighting sjj rl iat eve:>.?ody could i;et on witli ' Ihe war. ' ' | S »meUii;n: like that .should hlip-* pen to clear up the housini: situa-j (ion. but it probably won't. Here is] Wilson Wyntt. on' the one liana, claiming that tile war is still on as far as housini; is concerned. He urges all-out production and drastic measures such as were used in shipbuildings during Ihe war. to get more and still more houses I.OIIHVISTS THKOW aiONKKV IVHEN'CHKS On the oilier hand, here is Gt-orce Alien for RFC savins; "No. or "Go slow,' or "Wait and se.-." or "This isn't a good rusk." or some othei- form of the cautious banker's evasion. Maybe Allen is m:ht. After all. it's the laxpnyers' m;>n- ey lhat is bein 1 .; ventured. The housing lobbies in Washington haven't helped clarify the situation a bil. While the housini; industry has gone right ahead and pi.i[!ire<l more bricks, mortar, pipe. lumber and mn'.s and finished hou. ses lhaii were ever prudii.vd in history. Uie leujjst.s have crushed Ihe acl every chan-e thev ctm'.d Kft. Thei:- sole purpose hiis been lo remove control.-, of even kind on prices and priorities as last :\i possible 'The Veterans' Fmergency Holism;; pi-OL-ram announced by Wyatt in February locked ycod. Certain, y. without that piowram things \unUI be worse off Ihnn they a;e now Bui so load have been the ]>:>.;e-.t, from the pressure boys. -;o u-si',- tem has b'.-cn ihr- clamor for n-.i.:e low-rost housing, so ront:;.scd ha\e been the relations li.-tueen the While House, the National Hoiisue,- Agency. CPA. OPA .ln<i HFC. that the general pub'.u- doesn't kn:i\v whom lo believe nor what to think Tlie mosi cm ions aspect of ;iu- situation is that the 'men aio^n.'i the President .seem to b- .shynn; away from the rresideni's p:o- crnm as it was given to Wyart t.- handle. The sta'ir.pedi- to tel iid of all conlrols IKIM t he'.ped a bit. A i;oud. lieaitliy inves!ii;:it ion 'o\.Senator Ferg'.ison'.s MibroatmV.tec might have cleared the an. Ha! after hearing Wilson Wyntt a-ui Cirorce Al'.en pleasaiulv ' disagree | the senator adjourned his hearings' • until Dec. 15 in the hope Nl!\ ana : RFC could gel lopether. ' j If in the meantime the White House doesn't tack up Wyntt to Ihe limit, about all he oaii do i;' l'ive up a hud Jcb ami rcsiun That will give the Republicans a beautiful chance to charge the Democrats with another failure. TluU will throw the housing issue inlo the new Congress and ^Jve the COP a chance to write a new housing program for which il call take full credit. M1CHT KN1) III FKlv'M'OK-AI.I, ing program, as embodied in Ihe Wasfner-EHender-TaR bill, which died in Ihe lasl Congress. Bui the real estate lobby doesn't like the W. E. T, bill any more than it like: the Wyatt program. If a new version of the W. E. 'I 1 hill can't get by, the allernativ is no program at all. in traditiona free-for-all .enterprise, everyone fo himself in a grand scramble fo shelter of any kind, al inflate prices and in romplete confusion. , , Thai's why a new. impartial ar.< What that new program might be non-jwrtisan report on housint, s not yet clear. Il iiil K la be Sen- ; would be in order, lo Kive the pro- itor Hob Tail's long-rantie hou;- i ;;ram u fresh start and n chance • THIS CURIOUS 1 :5 Or USE TO AWN ONLY IN DE-TEEAMNING HOW fV AWAY WAS THE FLASH THATPREcTEDEDir/ LI&HTN1N6 IS ONE MILE. DISTANT FOX EVERY FIVE SECONDS BETWEEN THE TI.UE OF THE FLASH AND THE THUNDER. ALASKA is Nor CALLED A PART OF CONTINENML UNirtD SFATES ANSWEtl: Indianapolis, Ind. »c- can you iflenlif'v edible mu.shromiLS? [JIDZ - fy Oalirraltli C0i>, 1»*« BY MA SERVrCt. IVC. T. M, RE G. U. S. r»T. OFF. press. And now It's a battle wilh a recording company. Tlie first party g | V i-n hi New Vurk for Hie Duke ami nuchfss of Windsor nas jitlcndi-il by Kdear and l-'nuires Ili-rgen—bu| ('liar)ie McCarlliy wasn't iiirluded in the Invitation, lie was rallier unhappy, loo. He lold us: •'! c'an't nnderslaiid II. I've been looking down my nose IhroiiRli a mormrlc all my life. Tin- only lime IScrucii can lay on the English is when he's hanging oi'er a paid lalile." VAX'S A NKW MAN Love can make a man do funny things—an<j H's certainly diail'- j.'-. freckle-faced Van Johnson. Up until a few weeks ai'o. Van was the quiet lype. But since he's been going plan's with Evio Wynn, estranged wife of cotnic Kci'nan things have changed. Van and Kvie were tit Giro's the other night and were the life of the party, if nol of the whole dam place. Van topped it off by ;;<l-ie on stage and singing "Somewhere in the Night" with ihe orchestra. Hollyu-noil tias had :i series of marilal difficulties that puts November, 1'llli, down ill (In- record books as Hip month of Hie separations. During the month some of Ihe town's "happiest" couples have confessed they weren't, so luippy, and i( lins become fashionable fur a {,'irl ta be seen with her lawyer. | lint here's a vital statistic "» I (til! other side uf Ihc ledger, hi a i few days George Murhriy and his I wife 11 ill celebrale (heir :!0lli wedding: anniversary. And that, ue think, makes Iliem eligible for an Academy award. Read Courier News Want Ada. Canadian Envoy i HORIZONTAL ' 1,5 Pictured ambassador 10 Blood money 13 Soon E-i Snake lf> Male sheep 1'! Coined It! Mexican dish 20 Steps 21 Fundamental '. elcnicnl 32 Musical note 23 Clolh measure ' ' 2-i Emphasis ', 27 Ireland ! 31 Fish 32 Against 33 Efl 35 Wagers 3(5 Rupees (ab.) .38 Soul (Egypt) 39 Distant « He is r s new envoy lo : the U. S. ,47 Puffs up ''18 Malice '•19.Sardinia (ah) 50 Follow after ;S3 Graded (her.) 51 Powerful : explosive r>. r ) Rent 5(i Scoltisii shcepi'olds VERTICAL ' ! JMe.its 'i Distinct oarl 3 Monkey 4 Complete 0 Little masses Q Road (ab.) 7 Alleged force 8 Seines 9 furnace prri 10 StufV 11 Rant 12 foretoken If Before ID Man 24 Mel a I vl'f'il 25 Poem Novel 28 Frozen 29 Decay 30 Abstract being 42 Slave 3-1 Horse's gait 35 Flag 37 Harden 3G Sheep's bical 3!) Paust 10 Ardor 41 Emporium 43 Indian '!•» Skin affection 45 Dnvel tfiV.'ar god 51 Symbol for samarium 52 We jur Boarding House with Maj. Hoopie THE MK3OR.. 1 -— GLAD TO CONTACT \MnHv THE BIG THISSS5 OF UF& PR65COTTPlk.e,A\( MlLDtWCO PAGE- \ MILLER'S 3OK& >i AMD STILL /N CO1JL.O PLA.V AS SUBTLE AS A /-\ A CUSTARD PIE Itvi FACE.' THE SOAP SHORTAGES \MEME UAD-~SOKA& OSED FAT WAS BEIMG ! HOARQEO -"" OFF KEV, BESIDES = Out Our Wav Bv J. R. Williams "Do yon lirivc lo (iikc your girl lo n rcstminml? When murling vmir niolhcr, T nhvays could l<i(' lu-r into cooking a nioal ;il Ilcr'l.ioinc!'*' ..: - WANTS--VOL I T-XI^E" OT-F THAT CRACkfOT BiJlT AMD POT OM A CO\VBCV CXlTFlT.' THIS |A A CAT TIE R-V-JCH. MOT A - CO.VMC OPERA.'T '1V<'^ -^f^"-' 1 " -^•~' COWBOY'S Cll'NFS i'H' OMLV KIMP Of- CVGRALLS I EVER SEE 'EM PUT L-\CF. //^. S.

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