The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1946 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 17, 1946
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS .TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 194(5 , BLVTHEV&XB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS (X). H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole Ncttoiuk! Advertising RepresentatlrM: Witawc Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtUnU, Uempbli. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- afftc* at BlythfVille, Arkansas, underlet of Cont nu, October », 'JS17. Served by 'the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES . By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, MOO per war 12.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; Dy mail diitsld* 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year ' in advance. New Day Dawning? Once upon :i time a. visil la a big city hotel w;is just iibout (lie time of "lime of your lii'e. Some iiKing cHix/ms .recall to this day Uie almost forgot.iuu : room cleric with :\ polite manner, the ''••bellhop 'who could do ah'ytVmjf, I ho brightly comfortable rooms and w<,i>- dei'ful food ami drink that were ?vm better than at home. Now listen to this. Fred Cbsgrove, ; presitleiiL of the Motel Association of New York City, Inc., speaking: The hotel business is "again enti.'i 1 - ing the cycle of competitive operation in which hotels must more than ever ' stress the necessity of courtesy, comfort and services rendered." ^ Further, from Mr. Cosgrovc: •'••' "The tyrje of upemlion which win necessary during tile war period is now in the discard. And so, goodby. Goodby to reservations not reserved. To room clerks with cold eye' a»ul itching palm. ; To rooms unmade from moni'.nj; till night. To room phones never answered. To room service that didn't serve — except to litter corridors. To early checkout hours — but, imu'h later, rooms still unready. ^ To elevators that didn't stop. To w/irm martinis and lukewarm hot toddys. . To tired chicken iU two dollars a pair. i To lobby lineups. ( j| 'Goodby to dirt, to " fusion, to petty graft, j butter. Goodby to all that and goodby [ to the debasement of that once e.s- | teemed customer, the hotel guest. ' . Even prices will have to gel riyht. For Mr. Cosgrove says the peak room • - occupancy, as well as sales of 'goo'U ' and beverages, has already been reui'h- ed, and in some cases left behind. / Most hotel patrons sympathized with their hosts during the war yea-, i. Crowding and inconvenience were e-isy to understand. Prices, too. What mo.-,t guests never fathomed was the alrnos'; universal lack of courtesy and friendliness. Hig town hotel people were busier than they hud ever been, but most"of them were making more money than they ever had or ever will again. Under those circumstances, why was it so hard to smile? But nosv it is in the past. T'nnt particular species of royalty, the hold guest, once again is honored for 'IPVI- self iind for his money. Now all he has to do is j(0l their, be served, and ask the location of the nearest fire escape. A Friend in Need To lii.H long list of generous <<ii't.s John i). Rockefeller, Jr., has offer;-,! to ;uld another—$8,500,000 for the purchase of five blocks (17 to 18 acres) on the Kasl River in New York Oily with which ID solve the UN's search 1'or a home. Even if the UN .should decide I > decline, it certainly cannot but appreciate the gesture, which establishes the fact thai the slruggling world or- gani/a'tion has al least one private" friend who is willing to express bin friendship in a way thai counts— through the pockolbook. And, though the UN has assurte i a decided urge to renounce the lii<f Town as a home base, the General Assembly could do worse (ban follow the lead of its permanent headciuarter i committee in 'accepting the Koekcf.;ll<>r offer. For the Flushing Meadow lo"«- lioit the UN now occupies has inspired opposition no more vigorous than that aroused by Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, or any oilier prospective site. After nil, New York City is lar-."; enougluto provide the change of scen- delegates seek. Ami it's not these days, who is cry the every lioiiselumtei lucky enough to find not only home, biit a free one at that. a now SO f HEY SAY snarls, to tiny to c<ni- pats of We face a Hussia to whose, people a pan;' line version of what goes on in the world outside is fed In huge «iul confihulng (ios'.M, a version which most unfortunately—and most, dangerously—is apparently believed also by thc-» ; ' lenders—Charles 'P. Tuft, president Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America. » » » Especially in tlft field of organized enter- tahnni'nl do we walk Into the jaws of sin. —HI. Rev. Joseph F. Flanneliy of St. Patrick's Cathedral. New York. . * * Nationality seems to be receding in America and nationalism is growing in Influence, power mid danger.—Dr Tully Knoll's, chancellor College of Ihe Pacific. • * • The fundamental e'ause of war Is nationr.iism — Dr. Tully Knules, chancellor College of h,; Pacific. JEAHNETTE COVERT NOLAK THE STORYl SIdnrr Cnmeron. 1ft. N?or»» prrBlntcnl \voorr. llnnll l'.*Tl?, b«t dtrtdr* prl-vatr!}- »ht;)•»! miitlil marry him xumr Any Rftrr all. Sidney doexn'1 hrllrvr In »MT nonneiifte about IOYI*. All llie •jtnir, Hhr vrondrr* why Nile dorxn't krar froM Ace I.atiinnw. VII '|T\F course, you could never guess : what Ace would or wouldn't io; he was slippery as quicksilver, Sidney had known that from the beginning, arid it was probably part of his charm. And what was the beginning? Sidney didn't have V> concentrate, remembering. It •pas a day in September, she was visiting Norma in Henderson; they had gone to the county fair, taking in" the races, the side-shows, the tents of Ireaks, everything, until Jliey hadn't a red cent led and had linifhed themselves into a state of '»h4er exhaustion. , Sidney had but to close her eyes to bring it all back, the heat of the "ifternoon, the white sunshine, the dust rising in clouds from the race lavo been watching Sidney ami Norma from the minute they crossed the grass toward the lemonade stand, for no sooner hiul they stopped, giggling and casting ycnrning glances at the big bowl of Kwimmhig pink liquid, than he stepped right up. "Ladies, allow me!" He said it lo both ol them, lie laid a dollar bill on the counter—but ho was staring right at Sidney. Still to Be Dealt With .IN HOLLYWOOD ;T. BY EKSKINi; JOHNSON | NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA)—Law- rence Tlcrney, reported AWOL from RICO, Is back in the studio's good graces—nml sticking to mountain-spring water. . , . Memo from n |jvess agent: "Ann Kutherforcl has .streamlined her house to make It completely functional." We're noiiderliig it thai Includes her recent separation from hubsancl Da- vkl May. . . . Xavler Cugat Enterprises, inc., will open three new night-clubs in Chicago hotels \vith the Cugiit,,fc:ind appearing In each Ihrce a year 1 . • * . • Juvenile star Kliiubeth Taylor KOI'S to sclioui at AI-CJ-M, Amoii other things, she studies dumesti Kelt-nee and family relations. Kut— Her mother ami father are getting a divorce. Muria Montcg is financing Beverly Hills dress shop for hei .hree sisters. . . . There's a new chann-brucelet lad in Hollywood— a chain or tiny gold • housckcepii'-: utensils known a.s "My Intentions Are serious." CAIli'laN'TDK KliNN'Y All the fears Kenny Baker had that his kids would have a hard lime leading normal juvenile lives their Pop is a movie and radio star have been di.spelled. Kcnn tinkers in a backyard carpenter .shop v/hen he's not working. A Neighborhood kid asked 4- year-okl Johnny linker what his father did for a living. "He works in a studio," replied Johnny. "Doing what? 1 ' "He's a carpenter," said Jr^nny, jroudly. " ' '. Alan Ladd, .screen tough guy. ailed to impress a feminine stu- lio ylsilor, Remarked (lie Jaily,, (o ter guide, after meeting. ]>acld: •Ului( a ni( i- man' ]|e has all he menace of an utigoni rabbit!/' Promised and hoped for: That iteue in "Christmas Eve" in which Randolph .Scott walks several miles iiBl) New York City traffic with three li-montli-olcl babies under lis arms, botlom.s up! KFAIIK US THAT! Director Bruce Hiibcrstone has written a film script, "Wadda Ya Know," which lampoons the current crop of critics of IIollyv.'ood;< in and out of tile industry. • It it's filmed, there's bound to be a sequel—a picture lampooning those who criticize those who criticize Hollywood. '.- V :f Slill a little peaked from his illness, IHiliert Stack is recuperating further at bis northern liunl- hijf lodge. . . . Charles Hickfonl just bousbt another furniture manufacturing plant I in San IHe- Co) lYcd .Martlurray lurns in tile hesf comedy pcrfornjance of bis career in "Suddenly It's Sprmi;.'' I'arainouiit cxcctitivcs who DIDN'T reneiv his contract, are gnashing tbcir teeth. Gilbert Roland plays a Monte Carlo croupier in "The Other Love." "It's small comfort." he says, "after the small fortunes I've lost »t Monte Carlo, Aisua Caliente ami Miami." . . . Gene Kelly will dance .six numbers to Cole Porter music, in "The Pirate." WASHINGTON COLUMM BY 1'IVIV.U EUSON Ni:A Wasliiiii;lon t'orrespnildcnt WASHINGTON. IDfC. 17. INEA) — President Truinan's naming of Ur. Jolm R. Steelman as "assistant to the President." is something new in eovcr'ntncnt. It creates a job one cut sibo\ r (i anMhini; else now in the White House. It -.vil! pay S1S.- 003 a >(?ar. whicli is the salary Stecltuan received as dii'ector of the of the House Special Committee on Postwar Economic Policy and Planning. Cnairmau 01 tuis gvovtp is Congressman ^William M. Colmer ot : Lives, Mississippi, fts director was Marion ]i. P'olsom. 'Die Coiiner Committee icpaiL the \vixy OWMR inn. It says directors were changed too often- -Byuies, vin.son. Snyder and spent writing letters. In spite of these shortcomings, the Coliner report declares that the epc-j'icnce of OWMR showed "a standing need tor a genuine Presidential stalf agency to integrate the tola Ipolicy of the executive branch of government.. .bringing into line general liscal policy, social objec- foreign policy and domestic Office of War Mobilization and He- Steelinar.—its .stuff WHS inadequate, Sidney and Norma had be-.'n eating popcorn and cotton candy, their throats were dry, and they thought that maybe if they went to th« refreshments pavilion, some friend of Norma's might come by and treat them.lo pink lemonade. But the person who bought th'e lemonade turned out lo be Ace Latshaw— though, of course, they didn't know his name then. Sidney would probably never forget her first impression of him leaning against the bunting- Wrapped pillar ol the pavilion blond, nonchalant, a smile in his i calculating eyes, the straw hat on UM ride of his head secured by a bl*ck cord to the lapel of his blui h»tt cost. His trousers were white — lc« cream pants! He was carryini ^fc thin Malacca cane, twirling it in 'tie fingeri. He looked exactly lik i|h« dud* your mother always , >>»m» you about; and he murt A ND Sidney stared at him, wondering if she oughtn't to ignore him, and then knowing it wasn't a question ol whether she ought, but whether she could. As their eyes held, she knew fihe. couldn't. So she nodded. The three of them drank quantities of lemonade; they drank a dollar's worlh, before Norma said that Ihcy really must go, it was almost supper time. "Allow me lo see you home^, ladies." Sidney nodded again. It was a glorious ride, neither of the girls bad ever ridden so far n a hack and Norma wondered ow much it cosl. Not that the cost eemed to matter. Their new riend peeled oft dollar bills from a great roll in his vest pocket. For the next Ihrec days, Sidney and Norma went to the fair cvciy afternoon, always happening to run into' Ace, and then strolling, a threesome, through the grounds until evening, but by the end of the week (iuid of the fair) Norma was generously suggesting that Sidney and Aee might want to dii- pensc with her fficiety. "You're the one lie's stuck on," Norma said. "I feel like a chaperon." Since Norma somehow didn 1 (Sidney nacin'l lost her head, or even been on Hie verge ot it; shts was just ns cool as a cucumber, though more provocative), this air of fuitivcncss seemed to suit Aco Latsliaw; nml it was lie who suggested PIC scheme for their communication when Sidney bad to return to Blakcsville. Their let- ers, he snut, could be sent back forth by Novma, the scaled envelopes rcsoalcd in an onlcr envelope and addressed cither lo or 'rom the parsonage. + * * ABUNDANT as autumn leaves, Hie letters flew, through October and November, until Thanksgiving when Sidney visited in Henderson again. She \vas there for n tew days at Christmas, too. The Lyons were hospitable folk, though maybe rather bewildered by Sidney's devotion to them. Ace was still in Henderson on January fifteenth, but then he went to Chicago to confer with bis partner on a business deal. Sidney didn't know who the partner was, or whal the deal. Really, she knew . think it wise for Ace to coir.e to ttte,P»rjsc*»je, Sidney's meetings With nm occurred downtown, at a soda fountain or the nickelodeon This clandestine aspect of wha was certainly an innocent affai almost nothing auout Ace, except that he was foot-loose and fancy free. His loiters were light in vein, mostly about Sidney and how re- larkablc she was. His spelling was terrible. Sidney, in her answering 1< tiers, us much more restrained- She tad never said she was in love vitli Ace, never would say it, for nobnbly she wasn't. Just the amp, she had been chagrined vheii the letters cnmc irregularly i February, ceased altogether in mid-March. Sidney hn<l written last, which was a mark against \cr. And 7^ow Ace w T as in Blakes- villc. Or was he? Silence, ten days of blank silence. In those ten days Sidney evaluated romance and repudiated it forever. She was convinced now that she'd never hear again from Ace, never lay eyes on him. She did wish, though, that she, and not Ace, had ended it. She wished she could banish Ibis feeling o£ something more to come, an aflermoth, a sequel. She kept expecting that damned telephone to rinl-! . . . (To Be Continued) conversion, and the salary of Cabinet officers. Harry Hopkins had. a title of "•special assistant to the President" which eleviited him a notch uDovc the olher passionately anonymous administrative assistants \vlio functioned under President Roosevelt. E<iv:in A. Locke. Jr.. formerly one of Dan Nelson's bright yoimn men, has the Hopkins title under Truman, but Eddie handles only special Jcbs like aviation agreements or reorganisation projects, as assigned to him by the boss. The job which Plopkins had was an niuiercover one. and it carried no direct administrative re.sponsiu.i. ities. Sleelman's new jcb is ouVT.i the open, and it carries considerable administrative authority. There is no law which creates this Job. or grants the authority for it. The power rests by law witli the President. Hq merely (relegates it lo Steelman. The President does this under his wartime authority to reorganise government tor ereal- er efficiency. Combining the Office of War Mobilization nml Reconversion. Of- .fice of Price Administration, Office of Economic Stabilization and Civilian Production Administration into the new Office of Temporary Controls under Mnj.-Gcn. Philip II. Fleming was Die part of this ; latest reorganization. The second pan wus to make Steelman assistant to the President—the real top man in this new hodgc-podgi! ol wartime agencies linder" liquidation in addition to making him co-or- (linntor tor all other executive agencies of the government CIVILIAN CHIEF OF STAFF The net effect is to make Steelman the President's chief of stnf for everything except rmrel; niui tar. operations. Adm. William E L'jahy remains the President's cln? ot stntt for the armed services. This move will not placv Steel man above the cabinet officers Tlv 10 srrretaucs ;<t n,e bends of tin principal departments of the executive branch of the government, wil still have Iheir direct access Ir the President. Unt there an- literally ik7.?ns o: independent govern merit agencies, outside (he romlir departments, which have no'onr lo .speak for them in the Cabinet On any issue which crosses departmental lines, involving one or more Cabinet-rank departments and our or move of the independent agencies of government, (he new assistant to the President will bi- !\t>lc .o strp [n as go-between, troubleshooter, expediter or Rcneinl fixer And whenever any Cabinet officer or the heart of nny independent • ""v cannot take up ;mv mailer with the president, hf will i-rc- •\urniib-.j- I,,- rxpcrted to l:,x«. it',,,, to be policies." In the opinion of the committee, the relations between Congress and the executive will tie improved by such a staff agency. H recommends mat Congress consider laws to create this position. Until C % gress gets around to it, Sleeuuan will apparently be supposed to fill the need. ( >T yx As the The need for this kind •:rcw out of war experience detail of administrl in^ e nmu'ii's multiplied, the loxtl r onto tin- I'reM'icnt'.s desk bi' unljeiivable. To relieve Die t«>n. the President, then O treated Hie Oflire of War Mobilization and Reconversion The volume of OWMR work ha* seen lapidly decreasing in rccr-n months. But OWMR's .advisor; imrd.-n kind of civilian Cabine made up of farm, business and labor leaders-saw the usefulness o he director's ofiicc in hmirtlim' in ler-aRcncy mailers. Brforo re'com mending (hat OWMR be icquldated 30. 1M7. this advistorv board res- ommcnded that sonic office be created to do the work Steelman had been doing. CONORESS SEES TUP. NEEll A similar recommendation has been mode in the final report OM THE LATIN MEANMN& V *OU7"-OF-DOORS". SINCE MOST OF THE Our-OF-DOORS WAS COVERED IN TREES IN ANCIENT TUVES. ANSWER: ]n Mexico. Popocatepetl is the highest mountain !n the Cordilleras of Mexico. NEXT: Do vou know a tlepr wli.™ii vnn srr- onn? SIDE GLANCES by Galbratth Mount Ararat, on which Noah !anctc<i the Ark after the great, flood, is no\v more than three miles alxn'e sea level. Romania's Envoy HORIZONTAL 1.7 Pictured Romanian ambassador : tO U. S. 12 Fruit 13 Put forth ; effort ! 14 Smell •15 Back of neck 17 Is seated 19 Low sand hill 20 False god 21 River-duck 22 Symbol for erbium 23 Sun god 24 Gastropod molltisl: 28 Deep gorge 31 Female deer 32 Over (contr.) 33 Propitiate 35 Street cars 38 Symbol for nickel 39 Id est (ab.) 40 Merganser 43 Midday 47 Essential being 49 He is an diplomat \ SO Silkworm iSt Plant part j 52 Slaves 154 Clutter i 56 Pauses 157 Dozes VERTICAL 1 New 2 Press 3 Rabbit <! Article 5 Fire (comb. form) G Conduct "' 1 Stagger 8 Culling tool 9 For fear that 10 Great Lake 11 Perfumes 14 Poems 1C Italian river 18 Bang 25 Bustle 20 Charged atom 41 Otherwise 27 Sheltered side 42 Tumors 28 Folding bed -53 Promontory 23 She 30 Constellation 33 Handle 34 Lumber 30 Avaricious persons 37 Appear 44 Either 45 Lubricates 46 Brad 47 Italian city 48 Stair S3 And (Latin) 55 Symbol for tellurium 3TT Jur Boarding House with Moj. Hoopie f'5 AM OLD CUUNiK OF IROsJ, .LVlNl. BUT AFTER. T GET IT MEAR6O ThllCti \M1TH '(VMS 'ADIATOR GILT, IT'LL BE A 'HE OM6 ABOUT THE GOOSE THAT WOTMe GOLDEM S6GS? TttlS 15 A SPECIAL FOE OMCLE BULGY WHO BeUEVES AMVTi4lK)G HE WOM'T UMCL6. AMjDS BRUCE IS A G/Xt-JDER TvAEV DOKS'T LW E&6S-«~ eesrots, ANSV SI.UPU& KMOV-OS G6ESB ' 6>\)e OUT WUG&ETS/ , BUT IT'S STILL. A GOLDBM E^&G = Out Our Way ByJ. R. Williams "Don't tell anybody, but I'm wiring a stocking to give Santa Glaus a shock—when he yells I'll come running down and see him!" DiSH VSP.'S UP BEFO' S I-1ULF. WA6> TOO CLOSE TO DE RAIL FEMCE WHEN DE CM. ICK/ SVBS'LU BE RIGHT MAD WHEN r FlMDS HIS REVOLUTlOMARV WAR. MuSv,ET <3ONE f : RGM OV6R TM' r iREPL ACE - 1 THOUGHT >OU MAP C3OOP DEE a R

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