The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1946 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 16, 1946
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TEN (ABK.) OOURIEEliKWa BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH* OOCTRXZR HEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMBS L. VEKHOevr. Editor D HUMAN, Advertising Manager , fete Htttml A4wrttata« , Wtteo* Wllmii Oo, Hew York, CMexga, De- tntt. AUanU. Memphis. Every Afternoon Bntpt SnnAr Knttred as second cl&u matter at the port- office at BIythevflle, Arkanisu, under act of Con, October >, 1917. , Serrad by the Unlt«d Prt*» SUBSCRIPTION RATES Tty courier In the city of Blythevllle or »ny «u6virb«B town where carrier service Is maintained. 20c per week, or 85c per month. *y m»U, within a radius of 40 miles, »4.00 per year, $2 (X) tor six months, $1.00 for three months: DyJmail outside SO mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. N^-Boby Contracts -Tenants and landlords throughout the country lire following closely Hie pfdjji' of Ohio's "baby - eviction" o-ise The leason is simple and compelling: The eventual disposition of that lawauit may well determine not only the validity of America's current bflfmper crop of "adults only" rental agreements, but also the fulure jeopardy- in which parenthood may place non-homeowners. Tlie United States as a political entity has a stake in the settlement. F >.• both a high birth rate and effective protection ;of private property rights are in the national interest; and certainly one or the other seems doom 'tt tor a curtailment, however temporary • ainl however justified, regardless of. hoV the courts rule as to the validity of baby-exclusion cliuiac.s in rental contracts. The significance of the case i.s, • {h~en, considerable. And the facts are highly interesting.. ; - Marvin Court, a 26-year-old war veteran, rented an apartment on 11 nibnth-to-month basis in Cleveland early last year, verbally accepting a stipulation which prohibited children •—this at a time \vhen his wife was pregnant. (This apparently contradictory circumstance Mr. Court explains by saying he merely stated he had no children, not being asked whether he was expecting any and not specifical.V being told that he must move shoul 1 his wife give birth while residing in __. tlie / apartment house.) Vvlrr the .slimmer of IMS a baby was liprimo'Tliie" Courts, and eviction proceedings, against them were immech- ately'-:iri^jtuted. A six-man Cleveland .Municipal Court jury ruled in favor of the Court^, Whereupon th e landlonl carried the\case to the State Court of A;ppeals, : wliere the original decision was upheld hy a. 2-1 majority, the 11111- jt».'jty opinion stating that the "adults oiny—Tib pe.ts 1 '' clause was illegal a-i t void localise -it : was against public policy in cases where u child was born after the parents occupied the pre- mises. • ' Once again the landlord appealed, this time to the Ohio Supreme Court, where the lower-court decision was reversed by a 4-3 majority. The State Supreme Court now entertains an application for rehear! -i;{ which it may or may not grant. Tho final decision seems certain to conn; from the U. S. Supreme Court, if it accepts jurisdiction. • • » That's where the case stands IKV.V. Tho legality of baby-exclnsion clau.-ie.s in other words, is .still highly uncertain —and so, loo, are America's lermnt: and landlords. Bo wends through thu law courts u case involving a clash bolwcen no 1 : mally incontestable rights: The right of a married couple to have a baby and the right of a landlord to stipulate the conditions under which his pro)H)rty shall be occupied by another. The eventual decision will be difficult, especially so since it cannot be divorced from present-duy conditions. A month-to-month rental agreement: could be terminated by the landlord at his will were there no Of'A rent-control act. Hut if the OJ'A rcnl- eonlrol act were removed, it would h all probability be because there was no longer a scarcity of houses; and If there were no scarcity of houses, there would be no baby-exclusion clauses. ' It's all yours, Messrs. Justices. Nothing Divides Like Success There is something to think aboir; in reports that Republican leaders, up from the depths of the political pond and now riding the crest of the wave, are preparing to "purge" GOP members of federal commissions whoso party regularity is suspect. The merit of filling executive agencies with men who serve Iheir parly first is, of course, open to question. Aside from that, however, the danger in slartiiig a feud within the vanKs should be so clear as to cool the ardo.- of even the most unreconstructed Old Guardsman. For history has prod lie ;d many cases, one as recent as last Nov. 5, which suggest that "divide .and be conquered" is a reliable rule-of-tluimt) for American political contests. The OOP seems ready, even before taking over tbe White Mouse, to fall viulinj to that age-old disease, of vii:- otrious political parties, contentiousness. Though no one seems to know why, nothing divides like success. And division succeeds like nothing. SO THEY SAY I. as a Hindu woninn, |»ssess a vole, but I cannot inherit either my husband's or m y father's property.—Mrs. Vijnya Lakshmi p : vior. Indian UN delegate. I^ANNETTE COVERT NOLAM THE STORY, M.Jot C.mtro.. •»!»»» of <k« 1. 0>< Cnu»r, » » «•" •"*« »*lltTn )h r >trirll of Ike Oli:<lo«1h <•>» Krv >r die. He ; KIT ol bring aklr to .__, !"«»T lo marr elefcimt »or- ^NP*"- Ml« Amy, khidlj wife "-*; «•«»",'Jirrrr 4lt«!«I«ii« an,»**« i« <!"»». TJirlr rklMrr* In«'•*«' k*=»ll»iil, tr»ll«E Ron* "'•* ••• «•• a «*ITC* "advrntnrr** rW^rr, rfKlhMIr Sidney, 18, vrhn w*» ktr Klrl-frlrnd, ISnrjSU'l'y^T. «• wko IK Cflnrtrd by Bnull Knrlv-i Tfc« .year !• ]»M. * » • VI CIDNEY drove along Clark Street, ;the phaeton rolling on rubber tires, the clop-clop of hoofs on brick the only sound in vast darkness. It was very late; midnight; and Sidney was angry. "Whoa," she said—but softly. 9be jirked Ihe reins and the horie stopped. Sidney wrapped the reins around th« buggy-whip socket ana gave a Bemendcras push to the inert body of. Basil Earle, slumped beside her. "Get your head off my shoulder. Sit up, Basil. Arc you dead?" 'What's the matter?" Basi stirred drowsily. "What—" "Nothing's the matter. I'm home And a good thing, too. I though we'd never get here." "So you're home?" Basil laughe a UtUe. "I hope you had a me lime, Sid." •"I had a-punk time. I alwa> do, with you," "Oh, thanks, honey." "I don't know why I ever sa 1'11-go out with you. I think it Koing to be tun, and then it isn' 1 tnn'i kniw why you act th *'«f ywi do—takinf in* cl«*r u 1o fiorkpan to that betrHCwde; di 'Diking all lhat beer." '' fcisil laughed scan Tut-tu hkcd_th* ptece. Tr* bee x I h»«ed « *nd I ha . DorA you »sk ine to go rldin morrow night." ."I'll ask you, and you'll probably )." "The trouble with you is, you're ist no good, Bnsil Earlc," Sidney lid, "and I don't care if your other and father invented Virnia. The trouble with me is, I'm i darned bored." "And you swear too much," asil added. "Nice girls don't wear. Nice girls—oh, are you citing out?" "I'm getting out, without deign- ig to reply," "I'll help you—" "Please don't." * * 4 SIDNEY stepped down to the curb. Rallying, Basil took the reins nd chirped lo the horse. "Auf viedersehn, Sid," he said. "At voir." Sidney said nothing. She went xip on the porch, stood here. What a lovely night it was oft and deep as black yelvet ragranl with spring. She slrctchci icr arms luxuriously. If she sa >n the steps a while, no one \voul< mow. . . . She sat nnd thought about Basi 5arlc, how simply terrible he was low she detested him. Bui the darkness was subtly placating an< her wralh subsided. Oh, well maybe he wasn't so bad—jus spoiled and trifling. If you got right down to it, wa there much else wrong with him His sophistication was all put. on beneath it he was a kind-hcarte creature, conducting himself eve in his wildest moments (ntte drinking several bottles of beer like « gentleman—or, at least, nev er unmanageably. And he spent money like water IhU summer his father was goin to imy him a motorcar; he was 2 and not revolting looking. . . . In some remote future, Sidne might Jurt nwrry Basil Earle. Not lhat she wanled to marr lybody. She didn't. Hosr, now, idn't n thought beyond marrying; Rose, marriage wns Ihe culmi- nlion of everything, and sh» ould fit into it ns a hand into a ,ove. * » * V"O, Sidney didn'l want to get married. But being an old laid was probably worse—and 'hut else was there lo do? Even s an old maid, n woman had to ave some man to support her; nd better a husband than a rother or a brother-in-law. A 'ameron woman was born in iinckles, born n dependent, be- ause Papa's prejudice about a irl's ever working to support hcr- elf was immutable: you might as veil heat out your brains against stone wall as try to change it. \ woman, Papa thought, must be aken care of by a man or starve lecorously in the shelter of her lome; there was no other altcrna- ive. Suppnso then that Sidricy did narry Hasil Earlc? Papa would ike thai, and Mamma too. And it wouldn't be necessary lo love Bnsil; no, the thing could bc kept on a practical, hard-headed basis, i system of barter. If Sidney Cameron had to linvc a husband, jy jacks, she would select him jrudently, without emotion! Love? Other people might incur its dan- lers, if they were so foolish. "I," thought Sidney, "am simply not having any. . . ." Resting an elbow on her knee, her chin on a doubled list, she wondered why she didn'l hear from Ace Latshaw. Not that she cared; but his silence was incredible, especially after all those months of frantic correspondence. Let's sec, it was 10 days since she'd had the letter from Norma Lyon—and what a shock that was, to open the envelope addressed in Norma's square, childish hand and find Inside a letter really from Norma and not from Ace at all! "I met Ace downlown Ihis afternoon," Norma wrole. "He said he was going to be in Blakcsville, and I gave him that number. He said he would telephone you." But he hadn't telephoned. Or, anyway, no message had been reported by Mrs. Kerr. , . (To Be Continued) A Synthetic Shot in 'the Arm MONDAY, DECEMBER 1G, 104(5 _ .WASHINGTON COLUMN WASHINGTON — (NBA) — .ralegy for CIO'S second round of age increases will be worked out . Pittsburgh Dec. IB nntl 19. Meel- ig there will be the wage policy ommlltces or three WK unions. teelKorkers. Auloworkcrs and lectricnl Workers. The prospect of three big unions. 1th a membership of over Iwo illlion. presenting co-ordinnled de- nnds on three or America's larg- it Industries nl the same time is miethlng new lo contemplate, here Is every indication thai the Jinands will be for wage increases • around 25 cents an hour, or $2 tiny. But which union makes the Diiiancl first, or whether they nil irec go In together, and for how inch, has yet lo he determined. There Is u possibility thai the tcelworkers will open negotiations tthout menllonini; any specific (jure, ns their demand. The reason 3r this is that tlie Stcehvorkers •e asking for increased social sc- urity benefits and the guaranteed iiiuiiil wage. If gains could bc i«de on these supplementary de- lands, wngo increases might be cnled down. At the Atlantic Oily CIO naliou- 1 convention in November, no for- lal figure was set for the new rige demands. Tlie only seciflcn- on was thai they be "substantial." luce thnl time, however, the AH- oworkers' ivnce policy board has let. In New York and fonnulal- vcry concrete proposals. The Electrical Workers' wage conimit- ee, meeting jn Dayton over the | vcekend. will likewise decide what! heir policy should be. The Steel- j workers' executive committee meets | n PlllKhuruh Dec. 17, just before lie three big unions hold their olnl nicetiiii; the two days /ollow- n g. The pattern for demands nf np- Jroximnlely n 25-ceiHs-an-hour in- ircnsc In the wage rntc has been nrticnled by two sources. Trie Cio wnge policy coimnlllee named nl Atlantic City has Just sent out to IK unions n confidential report u shows a 53 per oenl Increase In weekly earnings needed to bring wages up to the new cost-of-llving levels in eflect -since price controls were removed. The wage-price pol- 'cy study made for the CIO by Robert R Nathan and Associates made public in Washington, comes "•i witli the same figure. Reduced lo simplest possible -cans, tbe elaborate. 10-page N'n- Ihan report, with 28 charts and tables, presents two main polnis; 1. That Ihe average weekly canines of s-17.50 i n nil manufacturing Industries ns of January, 1945 i s today «orth only $38.50, due lo Increases In uie cost of living. An increase of sn !t wcck u-0,,1^ t |, ci . c . fore, I) C necessary If the average vorkmn,, were to be as well oir as he Wjis two years ago. 'Hie unions rnnslate Ihls into $2 n day. to allow fo, further price increases bc- rorc in- ft . conlracl.s arc signed 2 - That the profits of all u 3 ™!mi l ,; 1l ! i iMh n 'r. er tnx ' s ' B1 ' c " ovv year. This j s a per cent of Ihe io- tai corporaic net worth. Both (te- ures are record high for Amr-rloan liirtusiry. !-Vom these .figures. N.i- > deduces ihnt all corpoi-;i[e hiisinos., coll | d s ,,p,, ort a M , vl cent increase In wages, without •">>' mcrensc in prices and « mil reducing profits below '{\{ e '"IPS of 1936-39. At this level he "•ays. profits would be almost ns high ns they werr in wartime Nathan's study is sure to be shot •< al over the country. Nathan nreTw f I''" 1 '" frankl v ««l IIP has prospiiicd only over-all flg llrcs pnn^" 1 " lh ° ° ntlrC lltlllo '>nl KO- i.oins. Only in a perfect socialist si.ue woulo: It be .possible to dl '•HIP nallonal income i n this w,iv Also. Die arRiiment. that wages can mcrrnscd oul O f profile, with"!..... 1 " Pr . Cnsln B m-'ces. caused a applied to the financial statement Of nny one corporation, trouble begins. Take the U. S. Steel Corporation. For the frlst nine months or 1946, it paid out approximately S5DO million In wages. A 25 per cent Increase would be $125 million. The corporation's net profit for the first nine months of this yenr was $57 million, on sales of over a billion dollars. A $125 million wage In- crease would have thrown the corporation In the red by $68 million. Similarly, a $2-a-day Increase for General Electric's 125,000 employes would cost over $62 million a year. And a $2-a-day increase for General Motors' 370,000 workers would cost $180 million. Where this money is coming from. Nathan ami Associates don't Sjo into, it W lll be up to the leaders or the th'ree big unions to show this in their meeting at Pittsburgh and in later negotiations with individual managements.' , •YHttCWIOUJ WOULD .^S? *YOU CAN BE TAKEN IN .WHILE BEING TAKEN • OUT," Slys CARO.'.YN PROIA, PW6ATEBIRO IS BELIEVED TO BE THE / WORLDS FASTEST BIRD / IN /WaC/Z-O/VT^U. / f=J./G,rt7-... / HAVING. BEEN CLOCKED / AT BETTER. THAN 200 /WILES PER HOUR COFR. 1M6 BY WEA SERVICE. INC. •Xf/JZff, il-lfc "DESTRUCTIVE AT TIMES, STILL AR= RESPONSIBLE SRfNSINS FNOKttOUS WEALIH TO THE EARTH'5 SURFACE: WHERE HLWAM BEIN&S CAM A\AKE USE OF IT ..... WEALTH IN THE FORM OF (3OLD AND DIAMONDS, WATER, AND OTHER LIFE- &IVIMG CHE,UICALS. NEXT: Where did tbe forest gel ils name? SIDE GLANCES by Golbroith IT M« KHKt. INC. T. M. UFO. U. ». nl. orK. WhPn Nalhnn-s pprcenl ngPS . U e "They aren't really much help, but my new book on child psychology says if we let them do thing* themselves, ". * they'll reach maturity faster!" *.!N HOLLYWOOD.T. 11Y ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent . HOLLYWOOD — <NBA)— Crooner Andy RusselL-has a bleach Job for liis tfclrtl film role, in the musical "Copacabana." They lightened tils hair to a soft brown so he'd photograph better. . . . There's a new llonting nightclub '(a converted Milling schooner named "Errol Fl.vnn's casnnova" in Acapulco Buy. plymi is getting 10 p cr c ent of the proftls for the use of Ills name. • • » William Powell and his wife, Diiina l.ewis, have the inside track on tli« tide roles In N'umully Johnson's next, "Mr, Peabtidy and the Mermaid." Peter Ijnrf Hayes will be the press aeent of the piece. . Tulkinc about a certain Hol- lyKuoiistnan who has been in the headlines recently, Bob Fender -racked: "lib got a new conlrarl, ind lo celebrate he went out and t;ot sober." • • . « • ' Eleven-year-old Claude Jarman, 'i'.. so good In "The Yearling," will ie starred by M-G-M in a remake 'f Huckleberry Finn." . . . The novle censors finally relented, giv- IB nn "1" back to Republic's wcs- *rn. "Helldorado." Only one "1" .•as permitted in the title until ast week. The picture way filmed tiring the "Helldorado' celebration 11 Las Vegas. NOT. ORSON'S RITA! Orson Welles was directing Rita 'nywoilh In a scene for "The Lay From Shanghai" when funny A sludlo uhoneil Larry Parks, •asking him to play a role In a blf musical. "It will lie just like "Tlie Jotsun Story'," the studio said, "e.vcepl that liiuldy Clark will sine for you.' 1 "Xo, thanks," replied I/arry. "His voice iloesn'l fit my personality." Lassie will do tfn Alfred Hitchcook for director Fred Wilcox In the Jeanette MacDonald picture, "The Birds and the Hees." Fred directed Lassie's first film. So Lassie, for luck, will do a walk- on in a scene for "TI3ATB." AN "OSCAlt," A .fUXlOR? If Olivia etc Havilland wins an Academy Award nl -March, her husband, Marcus Goodrich, hopes she will.retire from the screen lor a year—to keep a date with the stork. . . . Linda Darnell is wearing platform shoes under her pcr- iofi gowns for "Forever Amber," because all her leading men in the film are at least six feet tall. "The Itoosi-vcll Story," feature-length documentary based on the life of the late Fl)lt, will have its premiere in New York in February. The - Roosevelt family refused Hollywood rcrinJsslon lo film his life slory with a n aclor playing Hie lule' President. This i.s u flll- Iccfion of newsree] clips. Louis Gruenberg. who did "Emperor Jones" as n n opera, will write the musical score for "Arch of Triumph." . . . Peggy (Amber the lirstl Cummins will play the Irish the tomboy in a film version of "Paddy, inkcup man said: "Hita needs the Next Best Thing" Joan ome sweat on her /ace." Crawford's new contract with War- Roared Orson: "Never use ner Bros, calls for $200000 per pic- orrt sweat, only horses sweat, lure—double tlie amount she rc- eople perspire. Tiita glows." ceived for "Mildred pierce " "Hum- Ils not true, of course, but if'soresqiie" and "Possessed" UN Official HORIZONTAL 1,5,9 Pictured UN official 12'Curvccl molding 13 Hebrew measure 14 Notion 15 Kentucky (ab.) 16 Appendages 19 Mixed type 20 Self 22 Italian mountain 23 Belongs to him 24 Tears 2CRaltan 27 Holy person' 29 Orifices 30 Born 31 Also 32 Stay 34 Noxious plants .')7 Love god 38 Cut 39 Operate 40 He is •10 Observe •17 Near 48 Condiment 50 Tantalum (symbol) 51 Rend 53 English cjucen 54 Gorman river 56 Worm 57 Kip 58 Espouses VERTICAL • 1 Playing cards 2 Calypso island (mylh.) 3 Him 4 Seine 5 Male hog 6 Leave out 7 Scream 8 SulTei (Scot.) 9 Hypothetical force 10 Mourn 11 Elevates H Exists 17 Artificial language IS.Railroad (ab.) 21 Conclusion \ 23 Sets 25 Cuts (Prov. Eng.) ' 20 Pine fruits 28 Golf term 29 Animal foot 32 Ventilate 33 Beasts 35 Ale sparingly 30 Lances •10 Susan (ab.) 41 Crustacean 42 All (comb, form) 43 Canvas shelter 44 Indian 45 Exclamation. 48 Transpose (ab.) 49 Intimidate 52 While 55 Down >>ur BcKirdinq House with Mai Hoooie MOBLE . -, _ EGA.O/OMBOFITS FOOTED OSTRICH Ya LOOK6 TOUGrt T\ QUEEM AVf>RGARer FOUR YOU'RE <>%>> ENOU6IA TO % AGOVMVULE SME WAITED VAIWLY FOR KW6 3ft>A66 IV /-"-POOR CHINA RIGHT I JAtAEG/6LAIM iMTrte SLOODV VMHW VOB %% DOvJKl TD . ff BATTLe OF PLODDEM.' -~- I'D &RIUD OUR FOS.JX* ^ ^-:\ OF P/MJL RENERE'S HORSE.' BLOOWS ... 6ARNYARD Out Our Way ByJ. R. Williams vJIS DOiW A LITTLE CHECKIW UP TO SEE IF AMY OF -VOU PEOPLE HAVfc BEEM SWOOPIM' IMTO NW CHRISTMAS PRF.SEMT: WHV MOTHERS GET G

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