The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1946 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 13, 1946
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' i*AGB TVfctVE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ~THB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAJNES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL P. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday l£nt«red as second class matter at the post- office at Blylheville. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By crjrlcr in the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85e per month. By mail, within a radius of 40 miles, 14.00 pet year, $2.00 for six mouths, $1,00 for tliree months; by mail ouUide 50 mile W)ne, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Biggest Shopping Spree There lias never hcon aiiylh'.ni;' like it. This Christmas shopping season is so big thai all previous splurges now seem like Dollar Day - iii Economy, Mo. It began the clay after Thanksgiving. Cleveland on Hint sunny Friday, for example, hail the hi^est day's business in her history. It kepi , right on through the'coal strike, when the nation's industri..! plant just about closed shop and mo.-it people were gravely worried ahout llu economy of the nation and their own financial prospects. They kept right or_ buying for Christmas, price no o'jjaet. Pittsburgh, with many of the city's steel workers and almost all of tin; surrounding country's coal miners of* the payroll, reported dollar volume up 25 per cent over war years with anles expected to exceed last year's $25 million. In New York City the combinatimi of the coal strike and railroad embargo failed to hinder the buying. Department store sales the final week of the strike were up HO per cent over the comparable week of 1945. The picture generally was the same across the country, in large places and small. Now, with more people working than striking, we may reasonably ex- i •-.,.l>cct, come Jan. 1, 1947, that the broken arches and busted pockethooks if lai'l alternatively ^end to end would re-u-h from Kennebunkport-to San Diego and ~: : over 'the hill to" the -'pool-house. What does it all mean, aside from one sure fact that we are to witness the biggest—if not the best—Chrisr- •'.'•_- mas yet? We'll, the experts who say we arc . certainly headedi for a depression be- 4 &i'6 long ,witl testify that this record - spending only hastens the day of reckoning. The others will say that the -; spending itself reaffirms the fact tluu almost everyone has money and will increase the chances for a long and —-prosperous life for the good limes now prevailing. On thing, however, is certain: a lot of people are going to spend more than they can afford. More than half of our families have less than ?2000 a year. That will buy few combination rjidio-U'levi.sion sets, and liavcl- ly any mink coats. Indeed, will) price-s as they are, it will hardly fill the bean pot and clothe the kids. So, too many families arc sun; lj wake up some post-Christmas morn to Ihe awful fact that there ain't no Sanlsi Clau.s. In the meantime, do you:' Christmas shopping early and a cun- survatively merry Christmas to diit-li and every one of us. Dubius 'Denazification' A German denazification court in Hamburg the other day pronounced Max Schmeling, former world heuvy- weight champion, "free of Nazi tain*,." Many Americans, some of them in high places, have boon relying on theso German-manned special courts to punish such minor Nazis as might escap? Allied trial. The generous fate of der Max may indicate thai faith was rather naive-. In the "good" old days of the middle ';!0s, when Adolf Hitler was preparing a mighty military machine for World War 11 and Max Schmeling was punching his way into the hearts of his countrymen on recurrent American lours, there was little doubt indued as to Schmeling's political philosophy. The man from the lilack Forrest was UK devoted a follower as der Fuehrer could have asked, a perfect (and articulate;) " physical specimen of• Aryan superiority. His knock-out victory over ,Ioj Louis brought screams of unabashed glee not only from the conquering Uhlan, but from Berlin as well; nnd when Joe annihilated Schmeling in Die first round of a return engagement there was no joy in Berchtesgndcn. Of course, Max may have changed in the intervening decade. It seems highly improbable, however, for throughout the European war Tier- Goebbcls saw fit from time to time i.o exhort German war-workers to greater achievement by releasing lyric accounts of the battlefield exploits of the beloved Max. Any religion Max Schmeling has acquired he probably got after the Allies exploded Hitler's Third Reih. For, MS NEA sports editor Harry Grayson used to say, Schmeling \v; ls kg Nazi as the Wilhelmstrasse. SOJTHEY SAY Evc » vl ^~5^iSKrrTe^c7D wnrds and tolci me It was n first-class |ol> — M-Scift. John C. Woods of Sun Antonio, Tex., Nuernberg hangsman. * * * Peace rcsls without doubt in the hands of the great powers of the world, but. the world will not resign Itself to the Idcn lh:il Ihcir conflicts of interest. jjustify the sacrifice of Unwell-being or hiimnnily.—Pcclrr> Leno Vi'll^so Brazilian UN delegate. THE STORY, n« a< If n l „„,,,. f n >""* •">* nn advrnlurr. l«c font downtown «» ni.ilcfc i? 'I" 1 '" r *'»""»«, »ke col- fcrmd-on >,i, h n »lrni, K t T ou,, K I" l-nhr'« dtunrtment «toro. Tonne ninn Ivin fcnlh kftnil- »n,l nrrvr. lie <«M *rr «),,. *i,-J > » r ," t1ir "' Elrl k f *"* rr " " «n<l c >n't -yv.ll (n, „),„„( it . • ."m» >itil atrlrtre llml «<,»«, IV 'JfROM the kilchen door, Miss . Amy called, "Oh, Beauregard!" Hearing the sound of running feet X\^ twilit yard, she added: Don't forget to scrub ypur hands. Fingernails, loo." Then she car- lied the coffee-pot into the dining ro-om where the table was laid with a clean cloth and the oil lamp in the middle. Sitting down she tinkled the little belt at her Plate.' Supper was ready. ' Rose entered from the kitchen with.-a tray of hot biscuits. "Is that everything, Mamma?" ' Miss Amy gave a last glance aU •round. "Yes, dear." Hose, she v/as thinking, was the best, the most satisfactory daughter in the world, • The Major came in from the parlor. Without his hat, with his tunic undone and paunch protruding, he looked rather like a •quat Buddha, bald and sallow •He shook out his napkin, his eyes making an appraisal of the food Lamb slew with carrots and noodles? . "Hmm," said the Major and nodded. Hannah, the long-legged 12- ywr-oM, appeared and slipped into, her ehairj then Sidney raced ub bear lumbering into his place jelween Rose and Miss Amy. Ueau vas 10, brown-haired, blunt- icscd, exuberant—hungry. With everybody scaled, thc- Major mumbled a blessing. Miss Amy kept her eyes closed, even nfter the omen. To the Major's >aro1y audible supplications, she idded a silent entreaty that Jeff vould soon be here to complete he circle. . . . Opening her eyes, he found them all staring at her; •md with a little apologetic laugh, be hastened to serve the plates. The Major made no move to cooperate in this tnsk, having been reared in a household where a vaitrcss performed it. There wasn't a great deal of able conversation tonight. The Major, never loquacious, was >robably tired from his vigil on he porch; the girls were quiet. Seizing the opportunity, Beau aunched Into a monologue about lis goal. Smiling, Miss Amy lis- . stairs, a bunch of art! »dal camellias pinned to her shirt bracelets clanking on he cam « B«au, like i pulling up a chair between them Feed me," he commanded. "I'm famished." Miss Amy fixed n plate and dispatched Rose to the kitchen for more biscuits. "Now, let .lent have his meal in peace. Don't talk to him," she said, nnd immediately: "Did you have a good trip?" "Just swell, Mamma." v "Ah!" Miss Amy felt within her the disintegration of an apprehension which had haunted her all week. Jeff was slill n boy; in Ihe secret depths ot her soul, she had wondered whether Ihe Major hadn't imposed upon him a very iltle bit in sending him on this 'rip. She would, of course, never ;ny so, and she might welt be wrong, she often was—but she hnd wondered. It was n relief lo r J 1 HEH she heard Ihe Iront door creak on its hingfs nnd tilled icr head alertly. "Jcft?" ... . "Yes, Mamma." "It's Jeff!" MIT? Amy announced, in radiant recognition ot the efficacy of prayer. Jefl came directly into the dining room nnd set down the cumbersome satchels of a tobacco drummer, lie was 22, of average stature, wiry rather than robust. Black hair arched over his forc- hc-ad; his eyes were very blue and his smile, with something wistful m it, made him seem younger than his years. ''Gee, I'm glad to be home," he said responding to the chorus of ? r « a "BS. He kissed Miss Amy, jerked Hannah's braids, pounded Beauregard on the back and patted his father's shoulder, an attention received by the Major with amiable bass duckings. "HI, f alst" lie ,waved at Kos« and Sidney, . o know that Jcfl himselC had no such feeling. He was continuing: "I got orders everywhere, Papa. Decent orders and some new customers for you." 'New customers?" the Major looked startled. "At Hclmsburg and Elbcrfold, the general slorcs there." "Hclmsbvirg and Elbcrfeld arc not on my—umm—itinerary." Jeff grinned. "They are now. I got 'em on." The Major tugged at his mustache. "Seems to me you'd have done that long ago," Jeft said. "Why, they're only .-, few miles farther on. Hire a rig at Cannellon, drive over to Elberfeld in an hour, that's what I did. Then another hour to Hclmsburg. Awfully live towns, both of them; the old boys in the stores were mighty glad to slock Spunky Mule. I told them you'd be in every month." The Major, now alarmed, interrupted sternly: "Eat your supper, Jeff. You said you were famishing." Even In youth, reflected the Major, excessive zeal is a manifestation of vulgarity; Jeff's week of recreation might prove to be a disastrous error of policy. In phantasm the Major saw himself jolting to Helmsburg, lo Elbcrfeld in a hired rig, a cigar box in his hand, anguish in his heart, pride in his pocket. . . . ,(T* B* C««UnH<4) FRIDAY, DECRMnRR 13, 1!Mii''i JM HOLLYWOOD . . . HV KKHKIN'K JOHNSON NKA .Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD - .NEA)-A few (lays ago we reported that U was almost unbelievable thai Frank .Sinatra could get into so much trouble. We wrote: "But where I hero's temperament, we sut'fi.s there's always a beef. "I-irst it was wife trouble. Then an argument with M-G-M over the sinking of a KOIIJ; on the radio before its release in a movie. "Before leaving for New York, Frank was mad at the Ix> s Angeles press. And now it's a battle with a recording company." Shortly nfler the column appeared, we received a telegram .signed •Trunk Sinatra," with a New York dateline, it read: "JUST CONTINUE TO PRINT I-IES ABOUT ME AND MY TEMPER. NOT MY TEMPERAMENT, WILL SEE THAT YOU GET A BELT IN YOU Ft VICIOUS AND STUPID MOUTH." Such language, Frankie We're •urpriscd that Western Union rauld even accept such a message WHAT. PHYSICAL VIOLENCE? However, that word "belt" con- usec! us. . So we looked it up in Webster's. We quote: "Belt. n. a girdle or band used o encircle the waist; anything resembling a belt, or which encircles, restrains, or .supports, as n' belt- a strip; a band; a heraldic badge :Irncting .knigli'ly rank; one of the rings .surroiiiKlinj; the planet Jupiter; a band connecting two wheels and transmitting-motion from one to the other; (Slung) a hard blow, as with the fist." Certainly, prankie didn't mean that he was going to give 'Us n COMIMH «Y I'ETEIl EDSON NEA Wasl'.iinton Correspondent WASHINGTON — <NEAI—TIHTC morningij a week since early in October, la or the best economists the government could' find li:iv been forcEiUVieriiie In a basenn-nt confcrmro room in the old staf Dcpiirtmetit building, it's difficult to t-(;t 12 economists to agree on anything, but this bunch has been surprised at how well they have teen getting along. Between inr- mal sessions they bone up for the next meeting, or ;;o into huddles with representatives of agriculture, labor ali c | Industrial organizations and oilier government agencies, to find out where they think • tlic country is IUK! whore it's going. .Nobody.has given-the 12.ji Ju'ci:- namc yet;'but togeth'er they con- slilule what might be known as the President's economic brain trust, created by Gonurcss in trie highly controversial "full" Employment Act of iniG. Nearly all ot them .were "professors" at one time or another. thoiiRh [hey don't like In have that brought up. Three of them constitute! 'Ihc President's Council of Economic Advisers. Chairman Edward G. Nourse is an ngrlctilhiral economist and former Brooking Institution official. ,lohu jj. Chirk of Cheyenne is former dean of tl/' Nebraska college of linsiness former Standard oil official, spokesman on problems of the west" I.eon H. Keyserllii!- of Sou'h Carolina comes from various jobs as counse; lo government housing n'-encies and as sen-clary in seiiatm- wa»ncr when Ihe New Deal's early labor, linnsini; and social security leglsla- lion was beimt wriftrn VAKIEI1 HACKGUO LINUS The. eight economists who make up the staff represent n similar d raiHTr of background erhard Colin wa K b-i n i antl c( l- ucatcct [n Germany and has been Buditel Bureau economlsi since tuialixaMon in inM. Walter Sa- Jaiit was an economist wi: h O PA. hlabillzntion and p,-j r( . Decontrol ngencles durinc the war Carl S Shmip i., „„ authority O11 taxation Wimnm II. .s,e:,<| is a loi.ner Sr. lr,ui :: Fetlrral KOKWVC official and an authority on emplovmcnt nnnald H. Wallace i; ,,„ ox . ureau or f.^i,,-,, statistics 'offictal '•<Ho made ,, m of the firs! j, ri ce control siumes before ,he war anrt 'nriV n" ; ,'- " 10i: " s br:1 " rh 0''A of- [ii-ial. Robert u. Wan-,.,, was a Federal Reserve economist an ", viee-prcslden, of case. Pnmerov, a- ^cw \ nrk investmcni ],nns ( - Prcd- «.ck V. wangh is an :-, ; i-ien | "nl econonus, fl . om ,., 1V ern,n,- : , ; ,e . r , ',f'n" V" 5 ' 11 wa « n "•="*« anal> s ' f"r Arir.stronp Corl: an -Mlvlvr cn,r^cr" thr "• s ciia ' ui ""' The twelfth man is ! !nrin n ln lh " "^™^ Mratio,, nr i; i ar- "•"!;ivr ,,n lk with '1 bis \ v iil be a ne\v message, on a level with the President's annual State of UIP Union and Iii'; Hiuljjct message to each new ."ession. it i-j [lie Councirs job "to ailvise and assist" tlie President in tin- preparation of this third important document. When ihn Economic Report gets to Congress, it will be referred to 'be new Joint Committee on the Economic Report, made up of scv- i'u .senators and seven conRress- men—probably eight Flcpublicans :i!:d *ix Domocints. Senator Robert H. Tuft of Ohio i s likely chairman. The joint Committee will have until Feb. i to consider tli c Presi- dent's report. The committee will then write a report, of its own, referring various recommendations to proper committees of the Congress, accepting o r rejecting the 'President's recommendations as it chooses. The relationship of the Joint Committee to tlic Council of Economic Advisers has yet to be worked out, but there will probably be some close liaison. At any rate, tiic job of the Congress will then be to pass such legislation as It ?ccs fit to promote the aforementioned "maximum employment, pi-eduction and purchasing power." Little Rock. 'Fort Smith, Hot Springs, North Little Rock, and Pine Bluff arc the five largest cities In Arkansas. .;-.i'.TtC.\L A WELL DRILLER AAKES HIS AW'NEY BV eoiNS IN! TH C HOLE GILBERT A. I-IAK'KE, COMES FROM THE LATIN heraldic badge denoting knlgi rank, or u girdle <ult!ui<i|;li° i'loinnch is sacking, und We cc I11K.' fllle'l. The -hard blow, a.v with the f prol;:ib!.v Is what Prankie mean Well, there is only one tlilim <!o. Lot Praiiklo Im-c at us. mini: AHI; Tin: KUUJS i Cut we insist on certain rules ,1 '. He hns to >-pot us one clio • of "Night and Hay." 2. The fight must lie held )•[ American Legion Stadium. ' the proceeds yoing to Frank' tavorite charity. 3. We'll have to so on a diet I wouldn't be fair to match Fran, I with 200 pounds of Johnson.) 4. We'll wear blue bobbiy so.x the ling, and rrankie can v. 1 red ones. 5. Bob Hope must lie ihe r erce. (He can crack joke.s if ihli Bet dull. Or rend excerpts from latest book. "So This Is Peace."'. If Hie American Legion stadb is not available. Frimkio can fi up at the office any morning m 10 o'clock. tDon't bother to op the- door. Frankie — just coi through the crack.) Oddly enough, Prnnkic's te Brain reached us as Dully "vnii! I related, under the headline '-I3O IJY sox BRIGADE: MANNED i SINATRA": "Fiank Sinatra is fed up w rowdy bobby-soxers in New Yo-j He served notice . . . that j/- • audience is permitted in his '''" he'll refuse to broadcast, r entreaties . . . Sinatra remain | firm but it is believed he may yip a point by allowing ncluKs in 1 studio." Road Commissioner IIOKI/ONTAL 3 Cleared (ab.) 1 Pictured pub- "- A ''t lie roads com- 5 Curved missioner of Termessco, Thomas H. 10 Assertion 12 Distant M Thicken moKling 0 California lim-n 1 Sulai- disk 6 Waterfall (Scot.) 0 Accomplish. 1 li Love so Indian 1"> KKV.r.n bronze " Artless IS Land measure '^ °'' s 20 College oillcinl ls " 2! Flame 22 !:i Ibat place 2iT,-islc weights 25 Type of car ' !1 Rubbers 2G He continues '-' Cultivating to fov bcttcr '.-dads 27 Symbol for Frim.inurn 2fl K.xist 20 Doctrine Vi Minces • • "[i Harden -tl Finni.'.h Irtkc .'id Pl;iyt!mi!;s MiiKculine -Smifc ! Kupcrl;>tive nllix •jlindant isb 23 Crowing out 39 Spar 24 Extra -10 Wing-slmped 29 African port 41 French author SO Creek seaport 42 Great Lake 31 Australian '15 Antelope cape -SO Klcrnitv W Fondle 4!) Half an em :H Ireland 50 Niton :i"i Granular rock (symbol) 3-j 40 41 4t boarding House with Maj. ttoople -:'... THAT PART OF $^WJX M ANCIENT ROMAN SOLDIER'5 , KMiiaaasas^. PAY WHICH WAS PAID IN -TH. NINETV PESCENrOP THE PEOPLE LIVE IS'TOV.MS AND CITIES. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OF XKXT: How far Is one kos? (2-15 ••mi do tn",'™'y'out C . n '" vu 'cols I'- i rh'Kintr ltl]1 ' l )ror i"''tion ;m.| pnr- tilivp oniornriso '"*'' com PC- '="r;; 0 ,,;£ ;; ^«.»-„*„«». c°»^ «.po, «o h r P , w ^ *« t-rcscnt. economic -enns'T"' 111 , 01 } " 'wommcHrt, ,hould , "j 1 whnt '•""cdy any (hat !' , donc lo w '-»ns wav- •' hr Roll 'ff the ^'1 doii't knosv yet whether I truly love him or not—I have xJi? idea w ' 1at lle ' s P lflll i>i»g to get, me for ChristmaslV-' H(V(6 FtONNW SINCE T. 5PORTED THESr- TO6S \MITH THE OLD H35P HOPE WE GOOSi KECOGMrzes Vou IS •-< AS A SCOT, MA3OC. , MA30K "L KfOOW A )l COULD TELL VDU VJERE WILL GLADLY BLRCVi WA.TCU.' -<~ BUT tlNVE HAS BEEM KlMOl_Y •—/'.--'.^. H-13 ten ,,.<^tiTT,^^l : Vv^ A" SOOSE 6MIL£ Our Our Way ByJ. R. Williams -/ TH/<r CRAME / CLEVER.' 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