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Y THK "BLYTHEVILLE coimrKR NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H.W, HAINES, Publisher . , JAMES L, VERHOEPP, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bl.YTHKVa.LK (AlUL) OOU|tIER Sule Natkxul Advertising HcprcMnUtivet: WalUce Witnwr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtUnU, Memphis. . ' Published Every Afternoon Except Uttered as second cli&s matter at the post- office »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October 9, 1917. ~ Served by the United Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES By crrrler In tho city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carriei service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 40 miles, Y4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $10-00 per year payable In advance. The.Sculptor's Dilemma Tlic controversy aver the Kiuluc <>l the ' late President Roosevelt to be erected in London 1ms , now assumed tlie proportions of a minor intenmlioiml incident. So we Icel that it is lime we stood forth and proclaimed our sympathy with the sculptor, Sir William Reid\Dick. Readers arc doubtless aware thai one. group 'of Britishers, including several 'members of Parliament, object to t|ie face that the model of the proposed statue shows the late ['resident', standing," and wearing a cloak. They: point out that most people remember Mr. Roosevelt as having been seatad much of the time. And they insist that he wore a cloak only in the last year "of his life—although we believe that point is open to question. This criticism fails to take into account some problems confronting the creator of a memorial statue which 1 should he apparent even to the inartistic layriiaii.lA, nljeniorial statue is part nioriumebt and part portrait. It must he formal, noble and impressive. It must be approriate to its setting and surroundings as. well as to the character of 'its subject. It must be ,-iomu- what idealized, yet it should be a recognizable likeness. > These-are but. a few of the sculptor's many difficulties. But they ai'2 made progressively worse by the changing fashions in men's attire. There is nothing formal, noble or impressive about "a.-business suit. At least, thai is how \ye feel today, although a time, may come 'when the world will 'consider that the gentlemen in today's "meh~bFdistinbtion" ads arc as dashingly attired us a Jacobean cavalier. : 'Current men's fashions seem to have plagued sculptors of memorial st&Vues before. At least some of George Washington's artistic contemporaries re\;erted to the toga, or simply the unadorned chest, in portraying him in marble, under the evident conviction that the ruffled stocks and full-skirled co"ats of the period lacked a dignity befitting the Father of His Country ... By the time the rash of Civil War statue.1 came along, the sculptors had become reconciled to the fashions of their day. Nor was theirs !in uninspiring assignmcntl'They could put u phun- cri lint on ;t general and set him astride a roaring horse without being inconsistent. And the frock coals of the statesmen at least provided some flowing lines. Today, however, Die sculptor is con- fronlcd by the sack coat, Die four-in- hand tic, the soft shirt and the laced Oxfords. They arc comfortable garments, and not unattractive in I ho original, lint they, are scarcely heroic habiliments when presented in stone or bron xc.. So we can't; blame Sir William for including a graceful, sweeping cloak in his com position. We can't object to his including a cane, which is bolli uc- citrale and decorative. Nor do we find fault with him for showing Mr. D.oo.sc- voll standing. The choice may be justified as symbolical of tho subject, whose life was one of action rather than contemplation, despite its infirmity. Doubtless Sir William conceived ot' bin statue as something which will endure, please, and perhaps inspire long after the present critics of his work have departed this earth. He may have emphasised the monumental and artistic at the expense of the photographic and realistic. But ho is surely on safe ground if he assumes that, in another generation, few people who see his statue arc going to worry about whether Mr. Roosevelt customarily wore a cloak. Views of Others Pointed Toward Absurdity "Actually," says the Nallonnl Association ot Real Estate Hoards In Us pamphlet, "RooiVi or Ceilings?" "higher rents would linvc little effect on inflationary pressure on other goods and services. The extra income received by landlord would bo offset by the decrease in i,hc funds available to tenants (or Die purchase ot other goods and services." Dy the same reasoning, therefore, hijn 'r wages charged landlords by jnnllors and innin- tenanccs men, and higher prices for coal n.ncl oil, would not be inflationary, for they would •simply leave tile landlord less to spend uiion A 1 ! 5 own liv!ll S. Carrier! to absurdity, we arrive at an engaging' formula: .Evcrybody^.cliarge.- nil , ho can for everything, so (hat nobody will have moncly left to spend ou anything. Then inflation will be licked. No doubt some rent ceilings need castmr. in line witli the rising costs which landlords f.ic.'. But the Heal Estate Boards undermine the validity of their cause by reasoning such us tins. —CHS1STIAN SCIONTIST MONOTIK The Man Who Shot Santa Glaus _ MONDAY, DliCEMKKU 0, 11MC SO THEY SAY Cur cities have grown more in squalor than in beauty. The reason for this lack ol vision has been iipathy of tlie general public nn;l 1112 fact that .selfish and incompetent man have been elected to responsible positions.—Newbold Morris, former president New York City Council. _ >,l. XXIV I '.VSE snatched up the letter a;l* jiressed in her own hnndwrit- | ing* to: Russcl Condon, Colonial Hotel, Denver, Colorado." It was mart'cd, "No Forwarding Address." and so it had been returned to her. As simple as that! She hugged the letter to her and- went dancing up tho stairs. She^tiidn't open and read it ... she^jdidn't have IQ. The words she ha*'-written there were branded 1 on her heart through hours of fear ano£foreboding. With a gesture of release she tore.the letter into tiny pieces and made a rite ot burning the'nt in an ash tray. I K Aiid then she'let^her thoughts • gb>*kipping down"*a future that , \viig?suddonly aglow with hope. It j didjj't bother her One bit thai Kcd : f till" seemed annoyed .with her j Given lime she'd change all Ih&t ! She^could be very charming when J shfL'chosc. \ F*v half a wcelt she v.xnl aroun'. ' in 'a happy da.tc ot anticipation ! planing her campaign, She saw i R\«sol a couple of tin-.cs and i ' wajii • clear that no matter hov I deeply he had been in love will j her,.ho had definitely put It in hi j part. He was interested in othc j things, now.. And that knowledg quickened her happiness. Sh i minted to leave no broken heart I behind her. And then abruptly, without an warning to soften the shock, sh l«*n>«l that she wasn't going t t»f« time to try and make Re McFan fall in love with her. » » « arrived at the laborator e morning and found. K there before her. She gushed ou •omilhing about being so glad h WM cble to come back to work. And he answered shortly, "J3i FA not corr.hig back lo v;.-rk." ttfot coming back—' Wi.j r, p*Mc<! U stupidly.' "Not comin MfcK." "And I'd Just had soon the Condons didn't know about this until I'm Rone." 'But you can't," she cried dcs- ralciy. "You can't just walk out this. After all Ihey'vc done r you. That's ungrateful." He looked ci her. "Listen, the ondons don't owe me anything— I that straight. They never did. didn't mind playing along with old lean's idea, however, as ng as I thought I could make o:l. I mean about going to l.ool and all that. But I flunked it in English, see. And I'm not oing to hang around here and kc any more of their favors—if can't do what's expected ol me." "But what arc you going to do? He hesitated a moment before e answered that, "Will you prom- c not to tell anyone—just yet. ou see, I can't get in until my leg ; completely healed. I'm going nek into the Army . . . I c; .1 i;el master sergeant's rating in the Vir Corps. It won't be a bad way o make a living." _ He opened tlie work table uav.-er and began to lake, o'.il som hings that belonged to him. Elise. felt bcatcii and sick. Sh urncd her head so that h. voulcln't sec the tcais in her eyes She was still too proud to let hir sec her crying ... to let him gucs low she felt. And then out oi the corner o icr eye she saw him take some thing out of the drawer which dii not belong to him. Saw him hoi it in his hand a moment and loo at it and than slip it stealthily int a pocket. She turned to him imperiously "Let me sec that!" He looked sheepish. "I didn think you'd care if 1 took it. Here He thrust the purloined snapshi toward her. It was her own pii lure. • t • CHE looked at it and then at hi 0 wonderingly. "why—why d you want my" picture, Kcd? have given it to you Ii . thought you wanted it. Why . . ." "Because I'm in love wilh you. that's why," he said grimly "1 suppose you're satisfied now." "Oil, Rc'j—" Her eyes .«. luminous. She cnmc close u, nn. r.nd put her hand on hi* •!»«» "Heel, darling . . ." for a moment lie covldni i»» ve that lie had he:iro re clly. Ite stared at I.er A,.r, u,,. .i/.—cio you mean 111*1 /<«». •«. * ,IN HOLLYWOOD . .. BY KKSKINK JOHNSON NK'A Stuff Corrnponilrnt j HOLLYWOOD — tNEA)-Holly- wocd Is a lanrt of palm trec.s drive-In sandwich stands, writers for nob Hope and girls' with convertible tops. You think we're kidding about the gills with the convertible tops'/ Well, we aren't. And we've got a jatiy with muscles like Joe Louis's to prove it. The lady is Helen Boric, and she gets those muscles converting tops in the back room at West.mcre's swank beamy salon. A gal comes in a blonde and goes out a redhead, or vice versa. Gray hair is turned to black, and black to platinum blonde. Helen probably gives more duco jobs to feminine mops than anyone else in the world. Her main customers arc movie queens. "They're always changing their minds and tlie color of their hair. And if they don't change the color of their hair, the studio doe5." Her best customer, Helen said, is Lana Turner. "She comes in about every three months with a new idea. One day she came in and said, 'Helen, how would I look with blue hair?' Honest—that's what she said. "1 told her: 'Lana, you're crazy!' I always say what f think. She save me an argument but finally agreed with me. We dyed—but to a different shade of blonde." KVKfi HELEN GETS CONFUSED Olga San Juan, though, is giving Lana tough competition in Helen's dye department. She made her film debut with black hair. In "Blue Skies" she was a red-head, and now her hair is the color of yellpw gold lor "Variety Girl." "Sometimes." said Helen, "I have trouble keeping track 01 their colors myself." « WASHINGTON COLUMN Gene:;il Bridge Act. by "which Congress granted the War Department and Hie Public Roads Administration power to regulate building of bridges over streams. Title <i Granting pensions to retired congressmen. WJial the - sponsors of~~thc rcor- anizutiou act can't see is how voiiBrcssninn woulu b- so low; grcss by going backwards. THIS CURIOUS WORLD She nodded her hosul. "Bui . . . lint." Iletl in in.i , ,.i though! you haled ui« i»* ««> u pickerl qunrrc!:; *itfc ./». nnncl fault with everything J d?" "Silly," slip paid »orQ3 Tn«i r.s becfillse I tlidn'l wnni to rab nvc with yon any n\or« ctia* ou wauled to fall in love \vilh rn«. gueis we both struggled prcllv irrt." lie Flood there looking at her— 1st looking, as if he could never k enough. So much pnssed be- ivcon llicm in that lony cl Kit there was very lilllc left for ords. He said simply, "\Vhal do you vanl me to do, Elise?" "Slay here and go to school, nf oursc. C!ct nn cducalion, so you'll ible to makr a living for all the iHlc Mrt'ar.s who will come along ome daV." "VVlij 1 don't yon !<iss licr, you ope?" some one said. They both turned to find Mrn- !el \vatchiny them. How long lie ia<l been standing there neither c knew. Red colored lo his hair line. "Wait a minute," Elisc said malter-of-factly. She tool; Hcd's land and led him toward the door hat opened into the corridor from front office. The corridor was empty. "Now," she said when the door had swung shut behind them. Red kissed her very satisfactorily. "Oh. I.lz—Liz," he said. And then remembering how she had always haled lo be called that, "f mean Elise . . ." She laughed softly. "Call me l.iz. I Uke it when you say it." THE END BY pETEK EDSON . against the government by the NEA Washington Correspondent heatis of executive branches of the WASHINOTON — tNEA) — Re- iblican lenders in the House now :iink they have it safely taken arc or. but the future ol most ol he reforms passed in the con- ressionnl reorganization act last ummcr sjill hiinjjs by a thread. When the House reconvenes m annaiy, first order of business vill be election of the new Speaker — Joe Martin. After, .(hut comes doption" of rules. It will thciv'-ii; n order for some great states- nan Lo move that the new 80th iongrcss adopt the rules of the 9th Congress. If it goes through nsily, everything will be okay. If, however, some cantankerous uss \vrinkles his dome and moves o amend the motion lo the effect hat the 80th Congress adopt the ules of the 19th Congress as they were in effect on July. 1£MG. the ight will be on. For if the Hous* ules as of last July 1 should DC adopted, practically all the highly- outcd' streamlining of Congres.i vill go fight "Out the window. Just who would be villain enough i do such ii dastardly deed is mspccifieu. "Before the" (TiectMi", .here were three Democrats who md openly indicated they might be against reorganization. John Ran- kln of Mississippi Is apparently opposed to any change in the ok! Touse rules. Carl Vinson of Georia. chairman of the House Naval Affairs Cammittce, wns cold on ncrger of the Military and Naval Affairs coinmittcecs Into one new rjoiumlttee on the Armed Servlrcs, j Wright Piilmnn ol Texas was n P- loscd lo abolition of his select Committee on Small Business. ;or VICTORY HELPS CHANCES Any one on the '20 cliairnien wltu stood to lose their jcbs through re- :luctlon of the 18 slailriinR 'llnllsc ronimittccs to 19 would be a likc- ~.on to protest. Kost nt Hie ground was cut Irom under these protesters, however, by Ihc elr:'- Lo a Republican majority Congress. Today these Democratic ex-clialrmcn have nothing to through reorgrtni/.Lition. On the other hund. Che UcP'it)- llcan majority sweeping into office has much to pain. And the liepui- lican leadership-Joe Martin. Everett Dirksen. who ro-authored reorganization bill. Charlie Hallerk and o^jrs—has gone oil record In favor of carrying out the streamlining. From on'.y a few corners of the Republican "camp have there been hints o'l doubt. W. Sterling Cole of New York, rnnkins Republican on ine olu House Navar Affairs Committee, might lose chairmanship of ihc new Committee on ttie Armcd_fc>crviccs because he is junior to'~VValter G. Andrews of New York, ranking Republican on Kit 1 old House Committee on Military Affairs, other ranking Republicans | on expiring and merged committees, jealous of power they slipping from their grasp, 'might also bilk and insist on going bark to the good old ways of life- lots more" committees and lots more confusion. Of course, not everything in the reorganization net would b^ lost the House decided to go bark lo Its old rules. Only Title 1 of the act. covering changes in House rules, would be affected .Senate rules continue from one session ti the next, and all of the slrer.:r.\ - ing put through for the Senate wil probab'y slirk. OTHER REFOIiMS AUK SAFK Also what is still noi generally understood is that In addition to nn effort to modernize the procedure of Congress bv changing outmoded _rulcs, a lot of other reforms were thrown Into the reorganization net. These'ol 1-cr thin- were made a part of statutory law. 1 They are covered in five "other titles. Title 2—Increasing rongre.ssmen's pay from $10 COO to S75.000 a yrar. I Increasing the cougressirnal stuff nnd paying it more monev Title :) —-Hcinilnllna lobbying. Titie 4 -The Federal Tort claims Act, providing (or the settlement of minor claims- as to accept old age pensions and higher pay .while refusing to i;o along on streamlining. But then, you never can tell a'ocTT congress^ men. incidentally, this Title 4 claims act may be invalidated if the House 'government', without action byi Sicks out the Title 1 reforms. For Connies:, m each case. Title 5 Tuc - 11L ' of u . lc changes in Title 1 was But Helen, has male customers too. She gave William Powell tlmt red hair for His role in 'Life Wil.'i Father." And Cornell Wilde comes in every time lie starts a techni- color picture. Irene punnc also got' iicr red hair Tor "Life With Father" in Helen's shop. And so did one ol the kids in the picture, 5-vear-olcl Derek Scott. Deanna Durbin carne to Helen when she dyed her blonde hair back to what Helen said was "medium brown gold." "HeV7iusband came with her and sat right beside me all tlie time I was working on her. He said lie wanted to be sure'I did it right RITA'S NO KKD-HEAI) Some of 'Helen's other customers include Vivian Blaine, whom she dyed red ("I think she looks terrible now as a blonde"). Joan Caulfield, who comes in "to be lightened up," Ann Sheridan Anne Gwynnc. Diana Lynn. Jcanette MacDonald. Joan Barclay Lily Pons and Rita Haywoith. Helen gave Rita that strawberry blonde color. But before hecoinini- a blonde, Helen whispered. Rita had to have her red nair touched up every three days. Her natural color is black, "and it Just refuses to.take a good dye Job." Naturally. Helen said, most of the dying In Hollywod Is done ID make the gals look more attractive to the camera. Flat colors do not photograph well, and Helen gives them her artistic touch. We tj-iecl to get her to give us the names of some glamor dolls shc'ri like lo fix up. Tlie only one she would mention was June Haver. "Her blon:ic hair is a disgrace." Helen dyes her otfii hair, she confessed. It's black. She said: "I've got gray hair— and I just couldn't lace all those dames without a dye job myself." Aviator to ban the so-called "private bills winch were formerly introduced o.v one* Congressman for the relief of his "cons'titucnts having a claim against the federal government. If private bills were again permitted ,the federal tort claims reform in the reorganization act would be ?, dead letter. This is how close Congress is to making pro- irORI/.ONTAI, 1,7 Pichned 13 Speaker I-I Unmitigated !"i Unoa upicd Hi Distant 211 Observed 21 Pace 22 Chancel (arch.) 2.3 Tantalum (symbol) 21 Preposition y.T Strikes 20 Lord (S'jol.) 32 Bind 3.1 Assist 34 Sugary 30 He was iniurcd in a plane a few months 3 SI ripe 4 Solar disk 5 Artificial language fil'ull 7 Male <!ccr R Abraham's home flSnakli 10 Well 11 Enchant 12 Kun aground 17 Note of scale 18 Three-toed sloth 2fi Consumed 27 Pastry 2a Placed 20 Varnish ingredient 30 Ventilate 31 Cretan mountain 34 Lances 35 Nut 37 Avers 38 Trustworthy 42 Fountain drink 43 Finishes •M Vehicles •15 Siberian gulf •10 Morindin dye -17 Relate 48 Forehead •19 Comfort 54 East Indie* (ab.) M Hawaiian bird 3D Parent 4 1) Toward 41 Otherwise 44 Garment 48 Vegetable 50 Soon 51 Competent 52 Grade 53 Airplnne part 55 Frees 57 Blood stagnation 58 Meanest ROLL OF FILMS, WHEN SEALED, IS EXPOSED/'-Su/.r E. HANSHUE, VERTICAL 1 Li/Is 2 Trying time KNEW THE USE OF WOOD VENEER... THE BASIC UNirop MODERN PLYWOOD. boarding House with Maj. Moopie EGAD.' OT- COURSE THKT'S M.V OO5E/— A SCOTTISH DECENTLY INFORMED M WlRD COUSIKi, WALLACE AlOLOTrtlAM HOOPLE, EXPIRED Ni LIULlTlASOxM AMD \M\l-LEDME His FAvJORyre FOWL.'-*-Twe CR6/XTUCE'S MArA& IS BRUCE M PROF^RLY SPEAKING, TU6 SCOTCH To ] Gi\le rtiNV A '. MAM.6 Al-lVWAV oo TKEEE AKE NO CLOUDS, NO STORMS, NO''WEATHER" ...NEVER EVEN A MIST/ EVERYDAY IS IDENTICAL, EACH EXACTLY LIKE THE OME THAT PRECEDED IT? THE SUM AND STARS BLAZE BRILLIANTLY IN A BLACK YOU TO SEMD SACK. l.ung years on Neptune. SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith MEVM FACE THE CAST BvJ. R. Williams STOP COME OM WITH THAT IROM— PA'UL BE PLEASED VJE BCy^NJOED THIS LOMGEAR THEV MISSED IW THE ROUMDUP. 1 WISH i WEMT TO SCHOOL ALOME — YOU'RE A ALLEJS SEE1K)' FENCE TO FIX--AM' IT'S N1NJE MILES ACROSS BORN) THIRTY VEARS TOO SOOM "Yes, I bought those white shirts for you the other day, but you can't wear them till ! manage to find soma laundrv soao!" . ."