The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 7, 1946 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 7, 1946
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rtfK , RL.YTKEVTLLB COURIER NEWS COURSER NEWS co. H' V. HAINBS, Publisher BIW U VERHOWF, Editor D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager tiufcp National Advertising RepncenUtlve*: WaUAitf* Winner Oo,-,New York. Chicago. Oe- irott, iainu. \0mphli ; . ' - j« >' " ^ i - • - • -- : Pubtitbed &'ery Afternoon Except Sunday u ircond class matter at the post- oflke M Blyth«ville, Arkansas, under act u! Congress, October », 19H- .1" Served by the United Press "Y: SUBSCRIPTION RATES By* cririer In the city ol Blytheyllle or any suburban town where cnrrlei service Is maln- talnett, 20c per week, or Soc per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year,'|2.00 for six months, $1.00 (or three months; by mail outside BO mile zone, *10.00 per year payable^ln advance. One-Man Legislation As". things now stand James Cnosjii' Petiillp," ".resident of the American Federation of Musicians, is free to indulge in Uic practices which havo '\on hjm, in two separate poles ol' public opinion, u place among: the three i;v:ist unpopular union leaders in the United Slates. • A Chicago federal court ha* 'held the Lea Act unconstitutional. Accordingly, Mr. Petrillo ran continue to loll individual and network broadcasters how many musicians they must employ, aud call his musicians <>"l on strike it' he is not obeyed. He can keep on blocking the development of frequency modulation by demanding double pay or double employment for siimiltaiieou.i All- and FM musical broadcasts. Ilo can continue to levy a private tax on record manufacturers for his union's "Unemployment fund." ; The test case winch preceded this decision grew out of one of Air. I'e- trillo's milder actions. He had ordcrc-1 a Chicago radio station to hire three more union musicians as record turners. When the station did not comply he called out the three, men already handling tho record turning. U. S. District Judge Walter Labuy had to confine himself to this particular case, in which the station's operations were not seriously affected. T!>o fact that Mr. Petrillo could just as well call out all. the country's organized radio musicians and virtually shut down the broadcasting industry .was. • mi fortunately, beside the point. ; Judge Labuy ruled that the Lea Act violated (.he Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, which deals with c}tizens' rights before the bar, and also the Thirteenth Amendment, which prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude. This could well confuse tha luy- man, who might be forgiven for imagining that the broadcasters, not Mr. I'etrillo's musicians, were victims of Ji- vjjlunlary servitude by being required to follow Mr. Petrillo's orders regal-din;,' employment. ; The more old-fashioned thinkers, who had always believed that a pcr.svn who conducts a business is capable of deciding how much help he needs in running il, might wonder at Judge I.ii- buy's complaint that the Lea Act .sou up no guide or standard by which tho number of employes needed could bo determined. But no one could fail to understand the judge when he said that, under this act, ";,roadcasiing employes urn placed in a class separate and apart from those of all other employes in the United States . . . This segregation and classification plainly fails within the arbitrary class of group legislation." That fatal weakness was apparent when the Lea Act was passed. \Vh:>n the elected reprosiMitatives of all ihc people set about to tailor u piuce <>!' legislation to tho dimensions of <>>H! arrogant, dictatorial cilr/.on, they j->-c obviously approaching their problem from the wrong direction. The Smill.- Connally Act, directed against. John I.. Lewis, was a similar case, and Mr. Lewis (|uickly found a way of ming the law to hi.s own advantage. Mr. 1'etrillo and Mr. Lewis iiavo simply taken advantage of laws which discriminated in their favor. The Lea Act in particular was simply an attempt to curb them by attacking Qn e type of group legislation with another. The need has Jong evident for sonvi new, sane and fair labor laws designed to favor all the people and their welfare. Perhaps the lesson of the Lea Act will not be lost upon the new Congress when it undertakes to remedy the present legislative deficiency. 'Luxury Taxes' on Divorce •• Speaking of class legislation, that's tile charge the county clerk in llono, Nov., hurled at flic proposal that I he state double Hie existing $2 marriage license fee and slap on a $5 divorce t.-'.x. We can't see that a divorce lax in Nevada is any worse or any different from a luxury tax on fur coats, theater tickets, perfumes, etc. The stata'.-; quick and easy divorce law, and its ditto marriage law, have attracted'a lot of visitors^ Those who can afford to come from" 'all .over thu" country to spend six weeks in Nevada can also ;it. ford to spend money. Two or five dollars more wouldn't make much difference to most of them. Until (ho happy day when Ihc slates, in a i )llrt 5t o f wisdom adopt uniform divorce laws—probably ;; frightening thought to Nevadans-it, doesn't seem any worse for Ncvadn to take a bile out of this booming divorce business than it is for New York to collect a tax on race bets. And the prosperous businessmen o f Keno shouldn-t kick too much—it would reduce llieir stale taxes. ALL ME by fans xxm TOUS3EL, was saying earnestly, "I hadn't realized before . . . Until I got to thinking down there . . . how much Dad had counted on mo lo carry on with the factory .and his'plans. Suddenly I saw how selfish I had been. Thinking of nothing but my own personal desires ever since I came home. I'm going to make it up to him, Elisc." • ' It was incredible to Elise that this was all he had to fay to her now. that they were rlcr.r-. She tried to adjust hcrself—to accept the strange situation. Rather, faintly she managed lo say, "I'm sure you will, Russel." It jusl didn't make sense. Not one word—not the first reference had he the letter she had written him.. She sal perplexed and silent until they reached her house. ': Ho went to the door with her and hade hfr good nii.'ht. A frieudly. -eis'iul good night. And mvd might reach Kusscl nt any moment. * * o TJY quittir^ lime the next day she had the jitters. She decided lo walk home instead of •irling the bus as she usually did. Maybe, she thought, she could walk the black mood away. She was nearly home when she became aware of a man some distance ahead of her. A man walking with a cane and limping as he walked. Her heart jumped into her throat when she recognized him. Throwing dignity to the wind she ran lo overtake him. "Red," she called, breathlessly. "Red McFan." Ko heard her and stopped and turned a surprised Hushed face to her. "Hello, Elise—I never expected lo see you around here." His voice and words \verc loo obviously casual, but in her excitement she failed to notice that. As a matte" ot fact he lied, for hud (i^lihrrMcly lie hct3 rMilvro'.cly chosen to "::.••"•••! ...^..^i K ,, uu nienc. nna ; v.-allc in Uis n,rectton rj her rcom- witli a final m-ficzy. "Well, I'll bo [ irg house, hoping perversely to seeing yon around tho lab, Elise," j catch nt least" a dislant Glimpse he .oo^is departure. of her. H was Ihc same sort of ««.,•„• ,...," ?° cyccl up a11 1 Pcrvcrsily which causes a starving evening to think clearly; but once man to torture himself by thinking Ehc was atone m lier room she of food and drink. -° SC ° a1l " ost immediately But now Jace lo face with her ngs were. H was obvious he was only conscious of the need how ..some reason or other ^ .. eason or oer Russet hadn't received her letter. She thought back earefully. She was sure she had addressed the letter, properly to the Colonial Hottl where Janice had said the boys were staying And she hc- gan Jo. understand what must have happened. They had left the hotel before her letter arrived. H wasltnc only logical explanation. Strange, though, that il hadn't H b*en forwarded to Russel in Color»<lo Springs. He had been there _ , two weeks waiting for Red to •V \ wiend *o they could return home. 11 her supposition was correct, her w » s stl11 looting around in the mail ami it of maintaining their old relalion- ship — M lenst in appearance, lie answered her questions about his injured leg evasively and shortly. "You're walking as ij you're lircd — " s he said as they came to her place. "Wouldn't you like to slop in and rest a little while? I mean if your leg is hurting." He flushed brick red with embarrassment, because she had noticed his limping. But he accepted. • * * 'J'HEY sat In the stiffly furnished rather dark living room, -just oft the lower hall and talked inconsequentially ol I'llngs at the hfcoratory and w hat bail been BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER BEWH Achilles Heel SATURDAY, 'DKCISMBKR C, HKfi * ,IN HOLLYWOOD . . . MV r.KSKINt: JOHNSON XEA Stuff Correspondent HCLLYWCOD — <NEA) — far many years we have been hcanny I Hollywood slurs say, "My child will slay oul of Uic profession If I cull keep him out." Bui one Hollywood mother thinks differently. Hcr v name Is Judy Canova, and she told us: "If my daughter decides she wants to BO into show business It will be all right with me. And If being Judy Canova's daughter will be of any help to her, I'll be tickled to death." In the first place, she added, no human bclni! has the right to dictate another's life, whatever the relationship. "The decision is up to my daughter," she said. "As I see it, my job is to give licr a chance to find and express licrscll.'' We don't understand', cither, why ;o many stars are so hotly oppos- <1 to seeing their children bee \ 10 ntcrtainers. Presumably, they hemselvrs have enjoyed the work, so why do they hate the idea of i junior in the business? A star's offspring is expected to ~hani-e his or her name and enter >y a side door In order not to be ice-used of trading on the family •cputation. We think Unit's a lot of nonsense, too. Judy Canova can take a bow for icr sensible attitude. Jack, Haley recently purchased a pure-bred calf for S5WG. Which liromptfd one puzzled character to continent: "Even if you sold it piece by piece at Romanoff's, how could you Kd your money back?' 1 CONDEMN IJKUG ITI,MS The Catholic Legion of Decency Is up in arms ove; V WASHINGTON lappcning since he went away. They were both so ill-at-case, lolding so much back that the conversation between them was ierky, Idled with uncomfortable, japs of silence. During one of hcse, lied motioned to the piano jclwccn Ihc windows and asked her politely if she played. "I used to play nuite well,'' Elise admitted, "but I'm terribly oul of practice." "Would you play something for me?" he asked unexpectedly. Elise was surprised. She hadn't thought thai music would be among Ihc things he appreciated. Perhaps he was only asking her lo play to avoid the necessity of having to talk lo her. Stiffly she walked over lo the piano and sat down. Tor a moment her lingers lingered uncertainly over the keys. She played a couple of simple short selections. And then she challenged fate unct let her emotions take ever. Deliberately she began to play the haunting, yearning "Clair dc Lunc" of Debussy. She put her heart into it ;,nd she dared not look ill him. If she had she would have surprised an intenl, strained look upon his face. 'Til have to remember this all my life," he was thinking desperately. Remember it all his life, for it was all he would over have of IClisc Varney, this poignant memory of sad heart-breaking music and the tall lovely profile of the girl he loved silhouetted against the somber drapes of the dim room. "Thank you—thank you very much," he said when she had finished. And then abruptly, "I'd better be going now." "When are you coming baclc lo the lab?" she asked impvtlsivelv. "Some day next week—I expccl. As soon as I get the kinks worked out of this leg." He didn't toll her that he wns just coming arojmd to pick up his belongings and gel out for good. She stood watching him as he went down the walk and along the sidewalk and out ot sight. It wasn't until she turned around to go upstairs that she saw Ihe letter lying on the hall table. The loiter addressed in her own handwriting. „ (To Be Concluded) liV 1'ETEK EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. (NISA) — 'rom the little island of Iceland :omcs a fish story which reveals ictlcr than a booh some of the nteriiational shenanigans now gong on in reconvening this world rom war ttj p?ace. | Iceland's whole economy is wrap- cd around fish. From the sale of Is fish catch to foreign countries, celand gets the money to buy coah mcl lumber and machinery and! ithcr things it. needs to keep going. Vhen the Nazis moved into Nor- vny and Denmatk. most of their] ish trade was lost. Iceland's fishj verc sold to England during the vnr and accounted for about a .hird o[ the British fish- supply. , When the United States got huo he war and Iceland became an im- jortant bnse on the Mfcline to Europe, American troops took over rom the British, the Army built i big airfield at Keflavik. and in i fancy three-way deal, the U. S. lought Iceland's fish catch, Ljnd- ..eascd it to the British, supplied celand with American coal and uch other essential civilian yoocis s could be spared. Except for the fishing business. celand's economy practically stop- iccl dead. Prices soared, the cost, of iving wcnl up from SCO to 500 per ent above prcwi.r levels, wagrs rerc advanced bv law as prices went up. •ISH INDUSTRY -EFT FLOUNI>EKIN'G With the end of the war came he end of Lend-Lease, the British onnrt they could buy fish clse- vhcrc at lower prices."Iceland was tuck with a good fishing industry, built up at high prices, and no ilacc to sell it. The United states couldn't use the fish. There was a market for herring oil. for margarine and for cod liver c'.l. but not for the fish. Then last August there appeared i the Icelandic capital nt Reykjavik a five-man Russian purchasing mission. It came empowered to buy the entire Icelandic; fish catch. Prices offered for frozen fillets were about 30 per cent higher than had been offered the Ice- 'anders in wartime. Prices offered for herring oil were GO per cent higher, prices for cod liver oil were roughly comparable to U. S. prim, 1 ;, but the Russians smartly dickerr;! that they would buy the" fish ciily il they got the oils. That froze the U. S. out of the market. Not only that, but the Russians also offered to supply the Irrlai>;l- ers with all the coal and lumber and othrr civilian poods nroct,~rl Prices at \vhi:h the Russians oflcr- cd to sell these poods were far below prices at \\hich similar M.:i)p!u-; could be delivered by United Stai-s government or private busmen cx- [ porters. All of this happened at a tune when U. s. nrcotialions for peacetime rights to use (he Keflavik airfield were at tlicir height. Communists in the lorlandk- Althmi;, world's oldest parliamentary 'fioA\. were objecting violently lo' Iptliin the United stairs have' am :i-*hlm: WON SOMF AIRFIELD KIC1ITS Lite in September there was a three-day general .sirike in pio'.pM against U. S. use of "be field In the cnrt the Aniline ratified the treaty, u. S. troops will all b- out of Iceland by April. U. S. yjlanr; can use Keflavik field as lorn: as U. S. occupation fo:ccs remain in [ Germany, u. S. commercial phmr; may also.use the field. But a few days after the AHhins approved I this agreement, the cabinet of Prime Minister Olafur Thors hart |<> resign. What happens next is in tiir lap of the gods. ( If the United States had been ' able lo bolster the Icelandic, cron- i omy by buying Its lish and sollini' cotil and lumber, the American bargaining position would have l>2r>n much stronger. J The Russian deal was of course' too sjcod lo turn down Tin- I ,>- lumlc.s hud to lake il .Sim-o u was nindc ihc Russians have b?cn right on the doi with their deliveries, or coal and lumber move tonics from. N(.Oody knows, either, where the Icelandic fish go. except that recently some of them turned up in Cz?cho.s!ova!:ia, fo;- .sale to the Czechs at prices lower than Ihc Russians had r.aid the Icelanders for them, ami at prices lower than out of Baltic Sea ports. They may other fish on sale in Czechoslovakia. n-.r.y not be coal and lumber. The moral for the United States in its international the Russians arc taking that trade Icpantlions from Germany. Fin- j arrangements for the future it is laud or other Russian occupied j R0 iii[: to have to meet more corn- areas of eastern Europe. Only the i petition of this kind, and such Russians knew where the stuff I fishy deals arc pretty hard to beat. THIS CURIOUS WORLD AT CATTLE MOW IS BANHEO BY SOME /MODERN WHO SAY ITS -S/fftV£S, THUS OELAY/N6 THE FATTEN I MS PROCESS I : REC3UEWTLV TAkE OVER ABANDON! ED TEPAMTF. NESTS. WHAT FAMOUi 8UJLX)iM& CONTAINS AM EAST ROO\\, A&REEN ROOM, A RED ROOM AND A BLUE ROOA\ 7 OPB. H>» DY NCA SESVI-.t. ISC ANSWER: The White House. NEXT: Whifs the ivcathcr lik; ten milts uii? I ^ SIDE GLANCES .V i? OaKraltk Cs^/f ww Cora >s<c nv r.cA sravicr. INC. T. M. ptr. u s, p*T, OFT, /_?•/ amendment to tiie Motion Picture Code permitting films about illegal drill,' traffic. There's a narcotic cycle In the offing, and the Legion warns Hint "ctruf; pictures win brin B in their wake very serious and physical evils." We agree heartily with the Legion. Tlieres enough bonier-line material on the screen today without adding drug pictures to the list. Durin x filming of "The Hcst Years of Our I.ires," director William Wylrr needed a technical adviser for some 11-17 Ixunb- inc sequences. So he put in a call for Cajil. Vincent Evans, ticmihardjer of the Memphis liclh', the 11-17 Wyler glorifkxl In his full-lriluth ilocumciilary flint of the air war over Germany But Captain Kvans declined with thanks, saving he was making more money in his civilian job than Wyler coula offer him. He's now a liquor salesman. Remark of the week: Orson Welles, directing Rita Hay-north In an intensely dramatic scene for "The Lady From Shanghai," instructs: "Darling, look s ad, look depressed. Pretend you're watching an option drop." DICK HIDES Till: CISKST Ten months ago Richard Key (Grecr Carson's husband) turned down the starring role in a scrips of mystery pictures because lie felt they would be detrimental to his career. It was a good decision, for now he's riding high. U. S. Army Group Annt\rr lo 1'rcvluua Pufsle HORIZONTAL 1.8 Depicted is nioignc of U.S. Army -- Division 13 Expungors M Spanish dance 15 Roll 16 Period of time B Negative leblderconof B Island (Fr.) Isaac (Bib.) 10 Cuddle ™n illar , , x U Open rccep- 20Rcnm (ah.) (aclc 21 Norse war god ] 2 3500 seconds -. M British (ab.) ramite 17 p avt of "be" 2 Silkworm 3 Greater •1 Is (Fr.) 5 Symbol for neon G Attempt 7 Belgian river 25 27 Inferior olive 23 Highways 29 Mountain 24 South Amcri- 42 One who 00 ?, res ' can mountains mimics 32 Rough lava 25 Artificial 43 Tissue 33 Paid notice • i . . . ... 34 Symbol for ' 7 nickel 35 Babylonian deity 36 Plume 38 Flower 40 Onager 41 Meadow 42 Coin •VI Bone 4G New Guinea port 4D Persian fairy 51 Grafted (her) 53 Bohemian liver 54 Nullifies •56 Sntten ,58 Black snake 1 El* Abandons i VERTICAL 1 Vend water channel '14 Upon 26 Get up 45 Bess 27Cartograph 28 Boat paddle 30 Golf mound 31 Auricle 37Mediral 39 Greater in stature 47 Support 48 Lampreys 50 Fish 51 Electrical unit 52 Compass point 53 Summer (Fr.) 55 Symbol for erbium 57 Steamship (ab.) Boarding House wtth AAaj. «~<oop!e EP, n'6 YOUR GOOSE/-»~ 5 SODR. M^M£"S ONi IT, c,O IT { ' AIN'T BOB HOPE'S.' -~ BLTT ' "EM YOU S*W C5UST TAKE T OFF L TVA' TRUCK, YOU'Re -• '.KIM- ^oo FAST—THIS 6\RD COIA& ALL THE FKOM. 6COTL^MD C.O.D. •TUKT'LLBE C (5O|MG TO GET 1>63- 7O 5UT OP WE TrtE GAKA& VJAY 6QUEE2& OR^tJGE'ii OUT OP A CROQUET BALL, . MISTER \MILEV/-**^YOLI CAM TAl<E IT OR. LE.AME IT AMD TUfXT OME O(4 "THE MA30R FOR "' ~~i: il Out Our Way 6v J. K. Wiiiiarns The grades aren't so tow that Dad will ct't off my allow, aiuf not high enough to make me unpopular with rny friends^—a perfect rcnoit card:".'' -TRVMA Die CUT A RABBIT ^&^S^j&^.-.- ' . BV H\ND IS A MHSS.' NOW \%&--3s%?'''''''''' LISTEN), EOM'T YOU GO };^f?'X/'J.^Z' SNEA1OK) 1 UNDER BEDS-- \^f%^^-'-'^,-"\ '/ JUST STAMD AM' TAKE / '?'/?('20% IT WITH ME —1 NEf~ ..,'./*,.-. -^ HELP/ ,_ 'SPL1TTIM' THE- T\kG" •J-.r?.WiUMMS I2.-7

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