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December 5, 1946

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

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BI.YTHEVILIjE (ABR.) COURIER NEWS " BLTJTHEVILLE 'COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. \v. HAINES. Publisher JAMES L. VEUHOEFP, Editor -fAUL-D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole Nutional Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, 'Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. 'THURSDAY, \f>-[K Published. Every Afternoon 'Exctpt Sunday ' Entered as second-class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By cc-jrler in the city of Blytheville or any suburban towrf where carrier service is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per mouth. By mail, within-a radius of 40 miles, $400 per year, $2.00 fqr six months, $1.00 for tliree months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. iReport on the Dark Ages Ever since the country elected n ' Republican Congress prophecies of a return to the so-called Park Ages of the Hnrding-Coolidgc-JIoovcr era h:ive been ; beavd througlioul the land. As :i .consequence, a gootl many people sccru ;to be waiting fearfully for a wave of black reaction to engulf them. So, in the hope of bringing a crumb of comfort to those timorous minds, we should like to borrow a few stalis- tics on those Dark Ages which recently were unearthed by the "Topics of the Times" columnist in the New York Times. Let's start with wages. Taking TOO as the base figure for real wages in manufacturing industries in "19.1'J, it. .develops that wages in 1920 stood at 120 points. Two years later the fig U'e was 125, and in two years more it went ".to 130. At the cud of the Coolidge cm it had risen to 136. The first old-age pension law came in 1923, under Harding. Seventeen states had such laws when Prcsidn-it .. ^Roosevelt look office. The number of child workers was decreased by 2,000,""' '000 between 1910 and 1030, with most. of the reduction coining in thc 1920s. The number of high Rcliool and college Students more than doubled between .' 1920 -and 1930 Teachers' annual pay -rose from $870 to $1420 during llu same period These, aren't the only figures that, the enterprising columnist present-j I, but perhaps they will serve the puv- ; pose. of recalling that the Twenties were not the decade of social backward-- 'ness they are .sometimes charged with being. ' "... t There was a good deal of well bo- ing and-.good 'feeling in the Twenties. At the end the prosperity got out .of 'hand and the good feeling wore thin. ' ; can't be said that there was no progress, no social consciousness, -u> •political decency. It scarcely seems necessary lo say 'that -the- Twenties, like any other period of history one may choose to designate, were largely shaped by the ; personalities and prejudices of (he men who con'ductefl or influenced the ,'j;o"- / eminent of his country. Yet perhaps that truism must be restated at a time when it is being said that irifliUion, <lu- 'pression and another war are inevit- ' able with the Republicans in power. To deny that .statement is not io be partisan. To 'deny it i.s not to s.iy 'thai inflation,, depression and war are impossible under Republican influence. But (lie statement .should be denied and refuted because it is HU easy ami dangerous generality which doasn'r really mean anything What i.s.a Uepubliciln—Harold 3li\s<- sen, Thomas Dewey, '.John Bicker? •What is a -Democrat—'Franklin Roosevelt, Sidney Hiliman, Theodore liilbo? What are the inflexible rules of cither party which make disaster inevitable , under the one and prosperity and peaci: inevitable under the other? There is no answer. H is impossible for the political leaders of today lo -think as the political leaders of Uio Twenties did. It is impossible in a free government to repeal progress or stifle change. Our chanees of escaping in'flaf.ion, depression >aiul war depend upon tin collective intelligence, effort and good will of all the people, and upon iho same qualities in- the individuals lo whom the operation of government is entrusted. There is neither doom nor salvation in a political party label. Patience, Brother, Patience fTTODKA TIME BlRPfb WAKE UP Surprising Endorsement Harold E. .Stassen has approved the publication of'a pamphlet by the Minnesota State ; Republican Committee, booming him for the presidency in 1948. Rut he admits thai he' hasn't read the pamphlet.all the way through. •This surprises us. After Mr. Truman's experience with -Henry Wallace'? Madison- Square Garden .speech, wj didn't suppose that any American poli- ticion would ever approve anything until he had Studied it from cover :o cover. 6BNT.TOO, Wit Cone To * .IN HOLLYWOOD .. BY 'EltSKIM: JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HCLLYWOOI).- INEA1 - We were talking lo sir Ccdric Ilard- \\-lcke • but. looking at Miss Lucille Kail. Lucille -is much " prettier Ih.V Harrtu'lcke. and. what willi the Slid] as . . '.'!'• "The cnmcrn. lighting, (he cut- ling room. About HID lime-a film autor decides lie has achieved, flulte ii professional standing, along comes some actor—even-a child — who has never acted, before, and ' ' simplicity and naturalness cedric flesh- Ki I ro.y Was Lucky 'Mr. James J. Kilroy of Halifax, Mass., won a streetcar'in a'contest bo other day for the-best explanation of how'those •ubiquitous public notices of Kilroy's wanderings started. He nai:l he ,was the first man lo write that Kilroy had been there. Considering the general public reaction to that phrase today, we that Mr.-K. should be thankful for the contest sponsor's forbearance in simpiy giving 'him 'tlie streetcar instead of running over him with it. gown she wa.s partially wearing for make (he veteran look-affected." the movie "Personal ,Column," It Lucille came out of her dressing Wiis very difficult not to look at her. It, was-a very long dress from thc waist down, for It reached the floor. But from the waist up it was short—so short that there "was more of Lucille Ball showing Uian there was of her dress. An}how, we were discussing the current inllnUon with Slr'Cetlrlc. "I .sometimes wonder." he said, ''how long it can keep up." "As long as Ihe adhesive tape holds." we suggested. "Pardon?" said Sir cedric. Then he noticed we were looking fl t Lucille Ball, and lie turned lo look at her. too. "Anyway," he-said. "It -can't-go on forever." . Then he look another quick look at Lucille. "Elastic, possibly," he murmured, "Rubber elastic:" "Maybe .spirit gum."-we ventured. : I»OIVN TO'BUSINESS Lucille disappeared 'into her ^WASHINGTON COLUMN BY PETEK I-:i>SON famous Bulwinklc bill. AH it, would dressing room. We gave Sir pedric our undivided attention. "Who do you think is the best actor oil the .screen?" Sir Cedvlc said that question was' very difficult to answer. "I have my own opinion as to' who ..are .tlie top stage actors, but' it's difficult to standards for judging.a film actor. So many: technical factors must be considered." room. "Celluloid, maybe," sir suggested, hopefully. "Or co.lorcd piano wire." Lucille walked by. "Maybe it's «-hal:-boiic," we sal "Could be." replied Har'dwlcke. "Or just- faith." ... SIR CHUK1C BKKAKS IMHVN "Did you ever think 'you would like to direct a motion picture?" we asked. t "I wouldn't mind if I didn't have to be my own producer, too. I Was one of iho producers on a Hollywood-made picture, but 1 was c\\~ siderauly handicapped in achieving the prestige our more prominent producers enjoy. _No ulcers, you know. "H was a humiliating experience. I 'didn't dare show my ' face , at Romanoff's for weeks." Lucille Ball walked by again, and this time she stopped. "Do you mind if I ask you a question, Lucille?" said Sir' Ccdt'ic, brashly. ."We two have beer, won- is holding up your dering what dress, and . . .'• "Oh, that's easy." said Lucille. "It's concealed spring-steel wire." She walked off. laughing. We blushed and looked at Sir,] Cedric. He was blushing, too, buVy * much more than we were. He has more to blush with, having a very -high forehead. It go\higher every year. 'Ballerina NKA Washington Correspnmlent I ,,„ | S exempt the railroads from WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. t-NEA) —] nl! Kt [ On lim | cr the nnti-lriist laws. Five important, railroad cases now, if llu , uulwinkle bill can be pass- before the federal courts and the' cd cm . ly - m t ] le llcx - 6 ^»,,igress. the Inlci'slalc Commerce Com miss ion, | troubles" which the railroad linan- and coining up in the next Congress, fit together in a jigsaw puz- SO THEY SAY Our'foreign policy wifi be'ii" bankrupt foretgu" liolicy unless it is backed up by n progressive clcmoc'rucy.—Nelson A. Rockcleller, former As- sistnnt Secretary of Slate • _7. ..: XXI I". * 1E LISE ha!i taken thc taxi thal night. She had gone to thc I Condon home and she had helped *-•- ^Janice dress and pack and then _ _ Ishe had driven lo the airport with ~ - (Janice and her father. ~ : Together she and Arthur Con- tf I'don had stood at the end o£ thc L. \rimway with a chill dawn wind r- iw h i p p i n g around them and ! watched the plane carrying Janice " ~~-;t»it: -into the still dim sky. . ••- ,. : . -It was on the drive back home • ilhat "Mr. Condon had snpken to Sher-about what was really wori-y- •ing him. He told her of his recent • concern about Russel and that he ;hhnsel£ had urged the trip which /JMKI 'turned out so badly, lie LUSlgKAi heavily: '^£;'*"."ni — I'll never be able to lor- — ,'glve myself it either one o£ the ~;l>oy3 is hurt seriously." " r _. "Hurt seriously — " Thc words [brought the feeling of. panic back ItojElise. •"'"'After a moment she said uncertainly, "You mustn't blame yourself, lor that, you know. You meant it for the best." i Arthur Condon. looked at her i thoughtfully. "I've sometimes ; thought, Elise, that Knssel is in love with you. Now, I don't mean lo pry—it's your affair and his . but I want you to know Ilia nothing would make me happiCL " ' have you' and Russc This on top of her 'sudden and • shattering realization that U wa Red McFan she loved instead 0 Russel was more than Elise coulc j stand H was all she could do t i hold back hysterical tears. - x Mr Condon—please—please— ,,l Of course he misunderstood he .^motion. j • ' There—there—* he said con '3 tritely. "I shouldn't have talkc f 1 »bout U now, I know yo-j'rc wor ried " , !( he really k'new the truth lElls* had thought in stony despair *~ ••-•••• • now staring u t than to marry. the calendar, thinking back Into f unhappy wretched days and ows that had passed, the same onlradictory regrets and wishes ere still spinning through her iind as they had thnt morning. II she onlj loved Russel arid as worthy of the approval of his ilher. 1£ only she hadn't fallen n love with Red McFan. If only ':« hadn't mailed the letter to ussel saying that she would larry him. J£ If ... If ... Only with tli!s difference; she new now irrevocably that she ad to accept things as they were, he had hnrt'Russel deeply once y refusing to marry him. She ould not repeat it again, when she tad actually given her promise. » • » YES, she was resigned to the necessity o£ going through with t . . . hut that did not stop the ache in her heart, or the wild luttering of forbidden ecstasy here when site thought what night have been if she had had be sense to {ace her real lecling ibout Red McFan in time. Easy to that she had )een attracted to him physically from almost the first moment they net. She remembered the feeling she had had the night they first danced together. And-the aching |)ity she had known the evening Hussel and she had found Hcd drunk in Tonclli's after Jackie had thrown him over. But she had been too proud and too snobbish to lace it then. Trying to £00! herself into thinking that she hated and despised him and resented his presence. The resentment at least had been real, an instinctive resentment because he had so easily upset'the pUn of, her life. But what a thin di^uise her constant quarreling with him had beep for the wild love beating in her heart.- -. • For she loved him the'way she had dreamed of loving Runcl . . . the way. she had wanted-*• Hore Hussel. With all the breathless palpitation and the passionate yearning which she had tried to tell herself in the sophisticated way of young moderns was just a myth story writers had created for their own purposes. Over and over these thoughts churned in an endless circle until at moments she thought she would go off the deep end. "" * » '* AT lunch time she moped into the women's room that opened off the laboratory. In the mirror above thc lavatory she sow her face pale and sallow looking from loss- of sleep, with great dark circles under her eyes, and was so miserable she didn't care how she looked. Which was very bad indeed. Listlessly she applied a. little lipstick and turned away from the mirror. She wasn't hungry; she didn't want to eat. She knew if she went into the cafeteria the smell of the food would only nauseate her. And she was too restless to stretch out on tiic couch and rest. Suddenly she remembered a roll of pictures she had left at a camera shop to be developed. They had probably been ready days before, but she had forgotten about them. She'd go by and get them. It would he something to do. The snapshots as she had expected were ready for her. She- looked at Ihcm on her way b«ck: to the laboratory on the bus. There were several good pictures among them. One of herself smiling straight into the camera. And another of Russel. Elise looked at that one n long time. His fair Hair brushed back from a straight meticulous part on one side of his head, his deep- set thoughtful eyes, thc thin lean planes of his face. She looked at it and sighed and wondered for the millionth time why she hadn't fallen in love with him instead of Red McFan. Russel was everything most women would want. She took the pictures back to the laboratory with her and tossed them-into the "drawer of her work tsble and forgot about them. Something happened that afternoon that put them completely out of her mind. (T* Be OMthiied) that pictures a battle of thc railroad giants against the government. At stake is the' whole, future of U. S. transportation policy— whether it is to have free-enterprise competition or monopoly control. ' The first case to consider is the, application of 46 major railroads! for ICC.approval .of (heir offer to; buy and operate thc Pullman:com-' pany's sleeping-car service. In the closing session of these hearings in Washington, Jacob Aronson, counsel for the New York Central and tlie 45 other railroads in-this pool, stated that his clients would like n decision by the ICC on this application before tlie Supreme Court cun hcnr arguments on ' another case to decide the same issue. The importance of this statement will appear Inter. . . Before going into thai, however, ti little background may )K ncccs- snty. In May, 1044. after an 1 antitrust suit by the government. Pii!|- mnn, Inc.. -was ordered to sell cither its car manufacturing business or its sleeping-car service. It cliose lo sell the sleeping-car service, and in December, 1945. the Philadelphia' U.'S. District Court approved sale of it .to thc railroad pool for S'/o million. i TIME I.S OF THE ESSENCE Three months later the Depart- incut of Justice asked the Su- prcine Court to bar the sale, on I thc grounds that ownership and' operation" of the sleeping-car service by the railroads would merely perpetuate the monopoly that the court had ordered disso'lved. Basis of tins contention \vas tlie claim that the railroads and the pnllmnn company had interlocking directors and tlie same top financial control. Tills case has been set for argument before the Supreme Court in January. The desire of the railroads to get the ICC to approve this sale now i.s obviously a maneuver to present the Supreme Court with government approval ot the deal bv thc ICC. Two other railroad ami-trust cases fit into the same general picture-puzzle. First is an fiction against the western railroads and their top financial-controlling interests In thc U. S. District Court at 'Lin- coin, Neb. Briefly, the government's charge is that through monopolistic control, development of thc western railroads have been retarded, and that through rate-fixing agrec_ ments. competition has been stifled and the industrial development or Ihc west suppressed. Thi.s^tThcoln case was begun in u"U4. but was held up oy tlv «ar. It had been set for trial in December. But recently the ndlroac attorneys have been pressing for delay of the Lincoln case until nt- (cr the Supreme Court can Dispose of the so-called Georgia rate ease This was a suit initiated by Oov Ellis Arnnll on behalf of the" Stale of Georgia, charging that discriminatory freight rates were charged southern shippers by agreements dictated to railroads of the soutl and east by their common controlling ownership. NEW COXGKESK HOLDS TIIK KEY The Georgia case has been se for hearing before a special master next March. After hearing. :hc spc clal "master miiM report to thc Court, which will then hand dowi its decision. There Is little chanci that this decision can be mad' before Ihe" end of the present torn of thc Court in Juno. That give the railroads time lo move in an other direction. Time is of value in these cases! bccaiiSra new Republican Congress convenes in Januavy. And among! Ihe bills which just missed passage • by the last Congress, bill will be ill) 1 lor a second try next year, is tlie I been having with the government will be practically over. fh Gofgia and Lincoln anti-trust cases would have to be dropped Thc Supreme Court and the Do-' nartment of Justice would be pott'-' erless to prevent sale of tne Pullman car service to thc railroads. And. the same House of Morgan and kuhn. Locb control which has dominated the railroads for decades could De continued almost unhindered, far into the future, holding back the development of U. S. transportation through unlimited, free-enterprise competition . THISCURIOUS WORLD HORIZONTAL 3 Encounlcrc J I Pictured dan- 4 Lure sense. Maria 5 Ploy part 6 Level 7 Conducted 8 Lira (ab.) 3 Kind of type 12 Native of ^ Denmark *j 10 Scope 11 Manifest 12 River barrior 14 Named 1C Winglikc part 19 Full-length, vestment 20 Year between 12 and 20 • 21 Varnish ingredient 22 Midday 24 Ceremony 25 Lamprey- catcher 27 Black snake 28 Us .29.Preposition 30'MautIes 33 Niter (coml). form 37 Verbal . , 38 Trail 39 Selection (ab.) 40C»ar 41 Anger 45 Cloth measure 46 Mature ••: 48 Sheltered side i 49 Compound ether _ : Smudge j? ! 53 Knits '' VERTICAL 15 Symbol for tellurium 17 Tardy 28 Genus of maples 23 Stair post 24 Swift 20 Legal point 27 Speed 30 Flower 31 Russian city 32 She is a star * \ 34 Quavers ; 35 Unusual - 3G Type ot molding 40 Abound 41 Hindu garment 42Like 43 Genus of vines 46 Steamer (ab.) 47 Negative woni 50 Symbol for selenium • j 52 id est (ab.) ; . 1 Sportive prank 2 Area measure jur Boarding House with AAqj. rtoopie SURPRISED 1D6E&YOLJ VIE GET LOTS OF LAUGHS FROM. VOOR 1 CAME Lite , AMD How /WANY ATOA\ BOMBS HAVE BEEN SEf OFF? PIKE -*~ GUE9S COR'hi SHOCKERS MUST HftME CARELESS/ COMMERCIAL^ Bur HCVJ tx) >t>D <SET /WAV WiTH MOT CREDITING STONEWALL WOMEN HAVE MORE RESISTANCE TO A ISKJT-AS DRAFTVAS COPR. 1946 SY NIA SERVICE: INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. ANSWER: Five. One in New Mexico, one each at Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and two at'Bikini. " NEXT: An author who raced with death, and won* SIDE GLANCES ByJ.'R. Williams 'T Out Our Way we've GOT TO GET SUPPER. -CAN'T I JUST MOVE THE TABLE SO IT ISM'T BOINTIMS AT THE STOVE • -NO.' CONAE RIGHT OF "THEl KITCHEN.' HE'LL HAVE TO WAIT FOR SUPPER-- ME W-V3 CALLED OUT OM AM ACCIDENT--1 UOM'T WAMT HIM COMING H&ME JO ONE.' "You girls will have to quit thii trjuing «v«ry morning— let John wear his own shirt for * ch«ng«["

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