The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 10, 1946 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 10, 1946
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THB f BLTTHBV1LLE COURIER NEWS fc THE COURIER NEWS CO H. w. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager • Sole'National Advertising Repre«entative»- Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. _ - Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered :as second class matter at /the post- oflice at Blytheville, Arkansas, tinder act of Congress; October 9, 1917. .Served bj* the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the clly ol Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $400 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. Freedom of the College Press In abolishing facility censorship ol' (ho stiutent nc\vK|>:ii)cr, President fiv- crclt Case of Colgate University m:>.y not have struck a if rent and le.llin.if blow for press freedom. Yet his action deserves a passing ghince as a fitting celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the university's fii'sl iicu'sonper — editor, incidentally, wiis ex- polled of one of Ilis early editorials. ; College journalists have often Ijeen guilty of sopiiomoric extravagance and bad taste, especially in writing editorials. Hut on occasion their offenses have been nothing worse than legitimate complaints which might embarrass the college or it.s teachers. And it must he admitted that ''faculty supervision" has meant wise guidance le.s.s often than it has illustrated the worst sort of censorial power in I ho world—that which ran suppress without public explanation or right of public appeal, and which can enforce suppression with punishment. . H may bo hoped that 'I'rc.sidcr-.c Case's idea may succeed and be trie; elsewhere. It may inspire embryo newspapermen l ( , match new freedom wit'i groiilt-r responsibility. And it may serve to clear up a possible confusion in young journalistic' minds, resulting from a discrepancy between general preachment and campus practice. BLYTHEVILLg (ARE.) COURIER JJEW8 To Make It Less Deadly r>r-_v» _ ' . / "itxj V/ONT MINP [ F I HACK OFF I A TEW SPIKED \ WILL You? SO THEY SAY Conliniicd demand for farm products here and abroad during 1947 should keep farm railing hlBli, but lifter that a national downward i('adjustment In farm earnings is likely.—13 c. Johnson. Farm Credit Administration official. C. Nolan Distributed by NEA SERVICE, INC n _TUE8DAY, DECEMBER 10; 1940 ™ -ice, as u ran, u^^vcd'sllen jVpJOR CAMERON shifted in .the straight-backed chair, thus easing the crick between his shoulder blades. He scraped 'spurred boots on the porch floor, craned his neck and squinted at the sky, which began to assume the blander blue of evening. The time? Rather difficultly he extracted a big, round gold watch fronva-pocket beneath the bulge of Ws gray tunic. Five-thirty. He 'I'-fj' j. 1 a " ?? lla ' a 'i°n of weariness and dissatisfaction. The. afternoon had been lone- and though he had sat so °on- spacuously (even perilously) near tne edge of the top step, the Major doubted- that, many people had noticed him or, noticing, had comprehended the significance of either his costume or the silken banner suspended above his head .Next .year, he told himself' he would go down to the busiest section of this blasted Yankee town, where everybody would see The very idea evoked a moment of that pleasant dreaminess whicl. was the Major's. substitute for thought.. He shut his eyes and n sc»ne swam,up behind the lids' his commanding figure (sloutisli maybe, but military) centering a crowd, halting traffic. He heard imaginary voices (twanging, stri- ufint and yet admiring) all inquiring about the splendid gentleman m the Confederate uniform: "Who is he' What's he saying?" .w 1 ?,^ 6 the Ma i or dreamed the thrilling cry of his own resonant voice, as it rang upon awed si .anniversary of Appomaitox Th ivpirlt of the Old South is not deai jar 1 cannot die—" aware of actual «te ]wnbv , the. Major, opened his make f nlce'sc^en ;d on the bricks, a sleek chestnut mare between the shafts, Judge Logan at the reins. The Major rose at once, adjusting his wide-brimmed campaign hat, 'iiiling clown his belt over his auncli. As lhe cart went by, lie lad struck a most impressive nlli- ude, right hand lifted in a gcs- ure which was half-salute to the "' — •; nnd Bars, halt-greeting to it Judge Logan merely nodded. -•JgBhig at his mustache, the 'lajor reflected that Logan might JC an important county official in Indiana, but in Virginia he would lave been rated as a cheap poli- ncian. Major Cameron sat down in his chair again, just as his wife came -iround the house from the back vm-d. She was a tnll woman bick-waisled and substantially built; her hair was auburn, streaked with gray, with curly stray locks escaping from the buii at lhe nape of her neck. She wore an apron over lhe pillowing skirts of her crisp tight-titling brown gingham dress! She had been digging in the sticky soil of her garden; in one hand she carried a trowel and in the other a yellow jonquil, the first ol the season. She climbed the steps to the porch. ."Well, Miss Amy?" saW , no ajor. Smiling, she held out the jon- .Liil. "A posy for you. Shall I pm it on your coat?" "No, Mi ss Amy. You don't pin (lowers on a uniform, you know" 'Don't you? I'll put it in a vase i the supper table then. Have ---.. ,,«,,!! j,, la: l must get out the hammock and some more chairs, rockers. I think I'll plant moonvines and morning glories at the girl, cullers." * * * jVpUOIt CAMERON did not even bother to grunt. Ilis daughters' young men callers were a bore to him, except ut such limes as tiity sans; serenades and kept him awake, when they became a positive nuisance. In the whole lot there wasn't a young man he considered eligible as his son-in-law Perhaps the girls—Hose and Sidney, and liulc lloimnri as she Got older—would never find suitable husbands in Blakc--ville which was at best a sccond-rril.< town, sprawling in crude complacence on the north shore of th- slow, muddy Ohio. Well, when lhe book was published lhe Major's book, the girls could leave then Ihe Major would send them or lake them, on a sort of husband-scouting expedition. South of course. He would take llieiri c-asl, too, and lo Europe, vox-aging on cine of Ihose luxury liners. . . . Without effort, the Major drifted off inlo a dream of lhc book's publication, of success, riches, release from Hlakcsvillc, fame, London Paris, Luccine, lhe shimmering waters of Lake Como—Utopia The closing of the from door behind. Miss Amy roused him sin- liad gone into the house; and per Imps he should IK- going j n a \ fa _ He got up and unhooked the Hag from its moorings, letting its brilliant length slide inlo his outstretched arms. Folding the il-u' he glanced and saw Hose at the corner. Slender as a reed Irini m her shepherd's plaid wool' frock and jaunty straw sailor. l{ (K e w is hurrying, almost running, her n'.'. tie palenl-leatlicr French heels clicking ;i staccato rhythm. The Majoi stood and watched Rose. She Was beautiful. There was no word for it. Yes, Rose AI 20 was as beautiful .is Sophie Kittredge had been, down in Virginia, in 1861. And that, in the Major's f ti- (To B« roiillnucd) *, WASHINGTON COUJfcWf 11V PETER KMSON NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Dec. 10. (NEA) — The Republican National Committee came into town for a one-day meeting on finances, the corners of its mouths turned up, for a change, in big smiles of victory. And it was more full of cute but corny jokes than Joe Miller's encyclopedia de £ag. Governor-elect Ralph Gates of Indiana .started it olf when he was introduced as the new miUecman. He-said -that out in Indiana, every child born uttered as his first words. "I am not a candidate for any office, but if it is the people's win, I shall accept, the nomination." Then National chairman Carroll Reece said that -'the Republican Party waged lhc campaign of IS! and .||j as the liberal party." For same reason or other, uobodv present laughed. Mayae he didn't" mean it us u joke. As a matter of foci, big. genial Congressman Clairnre Brown uf Ohio, who was campaign director under Recce, didn't think there was anything to laugh lit. He tnlkeil abuiit "the peoule's mandate" driving given the Republicans ' a great opportunity but a. great responsibility." ,,nd " he r.aid that the party would have to "fulfill iis destiny." Congressman Charlie Halleck ol Indiana, who was congressional campaign manager, said lhat the, eleclion had "sobered" him, ton Up I probaWy didnl' mean it the way I it sounds, because he went on to explain lhat the Republicans had really inherited something of a mess. Halleck told about a farmer i out in his native Jasper County.' Indiana, who came inlo a store i ttie day after election amt asked for' a white shirt. The storekeeper told: him they didn't have any whit- 1 shirts, and the farmer said "Well didn't the Republicans just win an election?" A I>AY OF REJOICING Red-faced, white-mnned ex-Beu John To.vnsend c! Delaware look cheery view of the whole! thing. He recalled that back in' 1933 the Republicans had only l(i senators. Next year they would have 52. "This is the day we have long sought," he said. "We have elected governors, senators and congressmen who. lie said coyly, "might I be persuaded lo run for President! m 10-18." Everybody laughed at' that, and no doubt a few felt like rising, blushing, and taking a bow. Charlie Halleck b?at Townsend's story by recalling lhat in 1933 there were only 83 Republican con- •• pressmen, and that he Halleck—' was Hie only Republican congress-1 man Indiana had. Carroll Recce ! who comes from Tennessee, brati thai one by saying his stale had! never sank so low. because Tennessee never has had less than two Republican congressmen That | went over big, because Tennessee hns seldom if ever had more than iwo Republican congressmen Reece also tried ,„ top Hallcck's story about the Indiana Republican farmer and the white shirt by telling about the Tennessee KepubJInin who came down to breakfast the! morning after election, looked at' lhc tnble ami sa j((, -what? The same old breakfast without baron.'Republican Women's Chairman Marion Martin told a storv a'oout Carroll Recce and Charlie 'Hallo-K Roiii B out muitins the day after election, -nicy rame acruss'an nici dead tree," si,,. s;ii(l . .. wjth n woodpecker hammering away at it Hut along came a big wind'Hint blew ihe tree down, and Cairo!; si.ul I,, Charlie. Til bet that glass- hopper-1 mean that woodpecker- vvlll think to his dying ,| ay that hi' knocked down thai tree ' " The (Joint of the story. Miss Man in explained, was that women will prcwubly Ihinlt ihpy won the elec- lion by getting out the vole Eiglnv per cent of the rcpislerod Republicans voted, said Miss Mnrlin, but voted ' Wr Cf " 1 ° f thc »<•'"<*>•"" A "1C. HAPPY FAMILY the Republican governors to appoint more women to high offices. The Democrats, she said, appointed a woman cabinet member nnd a woman ambassador, but that was Just U'iiig on the cake. She didn't say 11 was cheese-cake, either, out. iihe read a letter from one of her wunii-u workers, saying that in the old days the national cc'.rfnil- teenu'ii were always ward heelers but seldom gentlemen. • | Chairman seece said kind words about all the GOP headquarters staff that worked so bard, and he asked all the heads nf divisions to stand up for a big hand. They hac a little difficulty finding Publicits Director William C. Murphy, Jr. however, and il was suggested that what he needed wn.s n good press Congressman-elect A. L- Miller o: Ndiraska really gilded the Republican lily, however, ijy (jetting up'am thanking'overybody at headquarters for Ml the fine speeches they wrote him and all the other candidates and sent in the mail every day. [•/IHIS CURIOUS WORLD L-—,__ . _ LEJiRNEO THE LIFE HISTORIES OF /,\03E THAN FOUR HONORED IN THE CAYS WHEN THERE WERE NO BIRD GUIDES TO HELPHIA\/ TODAV A TH£U5H A WARBLER, A TERN. A PHALAROPE. A PLOVER, A SNIPE AND A PETREL. ALL BEAR HIS NAME, \ T. M. fl£G. \1. s. PAT off • „ :«\ vft? ON THE PLANEr A NEPTUN& ~ A YEAR \S EQUAL M LEN&TH TO ABOUT eo, ooo DAYS •' OH EARTH. •10 COPR, 1916 BY NE* StRVICt. INC. ANSWER: The Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC) I - J O _NEXT: Tlic reptiles ami us . f SIDE GLANCES -^'••S-ar' by Gaibraith *;** f, J BP^W > suwmr. IMC! 'T. M. cm. u s , --f^Jt^tfer . &^** W/» .IN HOLLYWOOD... ' «''"IILI , .. But if | don - t te n my aunts my dress size and how growtv ; : "iiss Mavlin made a yiir.i for nil] ^ U P ' anfl ' M e y'H a " send me dolls ajjain!" ' • BY KKSKlNi: JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA)—There Is a new Swedish dish on thc Hollywood smorgasbord by the name of viveea Liiidfors. Vlvcca, the Warner Bros, publicity department was quick to announce rhymes with terrific-ah. The studio, of course, is hoping she will be as terrific-all at the box-office as o. Garbo and I. Bergman, Sweden's earlier gilts to Hie American screen, in her first Hollywood film, "Night Unto In fact, Vivcca even looks a little like Ingrid nerginan, in a not- so-robust-and-heallhy sort of way. She's tall—live feet, six—wears her brown hair like Ingrld'.s, spurns movie glamor makeup, and lives simply. She .startled the entire Warner studio by inviting such unimportant little people as studio gate- men and cafe waitresses lo help christen her star dressing room NO INTKKVIHWER'S DRKAM Hut we'll have to report that we drew a blank in trying to interview the lady. She thought her role In the picture was a dangerous one, but she couldn't explain why. <"i ream- don't know myself, but I feel it.") She like,) the idea of a stand-in. ("There tire none in Sweden.") Ouiside of that, she was about as communicative as Lassie, exctpt tci blow up when asked whether her husband, a Swedish attorney had found anything objectionable in her Warner contract. "Would you tell nle ' what's In ymir contract? 1 ' We apologetically tried to ex- Plani that columnists (without """•'•acts) ask the darndest ques- tions, but she didn't seem to mi- view e ' lded lhc ll)ter Viveca Liiidfors. 26 years old mode her debut in Swedish pictures five years ago, clicked in Ihe tongue-twister "Tank om Jag Oifter Mig mecl Prastcn" i"j, j Should Marry the Minister") received several Hollywood • off,,,., accepted a Warner contract last e 'ii nmt al ' rU ' ccl !n Hollywood in Blic speaks remarkably eooi , tiielisl, now. after daily lessons 'or the past nine months The studio was frninic, though, when she arrived. iHSAvy IMAM* is roit HER Her struggle w ith English is the icason, no doubt, for the nine month delay in lhe start of her inst movie, just recently put before the cameras. Ronald Heaijan is the co-star. Viveea plays the role of a widow who thinks that her dead hus- Mim is communicating with Her. 11 s heavy drama—at which, the studio says, Viveea excells. ' Immediately after completion of the picture, viveea will rclur,, to -weilen, where her husband, the pjommciil Stockholm attorncv Regard, and her tro children. 3 ".-year-old John and 2- year-old Lena, await her. Some day, if she's successful on the American screen, s he hopes all of them can live in Hollywood. Shc:s now living alone In a small Hollywood apartment—and rtoliv her own cooking f o! - lhc first time m her life. (She's the daughter of a wealthy Stockholm publisher loratcn Liiidfors,-an<j there was always a retinue of servants in the family.) Greek Prince IIORIS5ONTA1. 1,7 Pictured member of Creek royal family 13 Transmit M Type of fur 1T> Uoat paddle 1C Tillers 1!) Indonesian of Mindanao 20 fall 22 Disiiatehed 23 God of i ove J , ell ^•1 Cloth measure 18 Half-cm 20 Moi-indin dye 21 Connected 27 Musical drama W jth .SOKine line of a 23 Subsl.-mcc VERTICAL 1 Goad 2 f-:roi:t 3 Nested boxes •1 Norlh Dakota Cab.) 5 Cenliiry (abj 6 Aries 7 Comely 8 Hours (ab.) !) I am (conlr.) 10 Pi'cvaricalor It Pieposilion . 12 Vegetables 17 Myself 2li Properly itcm-1-! Any Icttei .14 Hurls 35 Hcslow approval 3G Play the p;irt of host 37 Lamprey- catcher :ll! Kxisls 39 Symbol for fhornn •lO.Iuiigle beast ' •l.'i Hodcnis •17 Duration 51 Conclusion 52 Cold season S-l Point 55 Notches 57 Bullfighler 59 Reports say he will wed the heiress to the British ' 60 Looks lixcdly 5 Erjdu 23 Compass point"° n: "'" cnii 31 Ilivulct w Brain pnssain 32 Island (Fr.) 4!) Mud 'J3 Ferdinand 50 Epic poetry •10 For fear lhat 53 Dccuy •11 Unit of lenjjlh 5U Inlernalinna! •'-•Smell ' lancu.-iuc •».'<Gc( up StlSim ijnrl jur Boarding House with Maj. Hoopie GREAT CAESAR.'f OPEM Tl-tE'DDOR .' LET .*{ NVE IM FIRST.' TH&.T DRA.-TT6D -/ '.'•mo USED TO &D ON3 BACK AMD ^^AKt 8B 0RDCE 12-10 [WANTS TO 6f: ALOME = Out Our Way ByJ. R. Williams VAMTEP JUMP ALL OVER 3ITTIN' 1MTO ITM TM' UAW-- ;<SR>\CIW 'EM AW .TUFF —THEM HAMD 'EM TH' TICKET ~>OU LEFT. 1

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