The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1946 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 18, 1946
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I BLYTHBVOLB OOURIBR NEWS TBB OOCRIKR NEWS OO. -. H. W. HAWKS, Publisher JAUBB L, VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Muu«tr •»• MMtac! Admtfctac JteprawatatiTt*: --, Witmer Co, New York, Chlc*(o, De. trett. AUtnU, UcmptiU. PubUihed Brery Afternoon Except Sundtt KnMM u second class matter at- the poftt- oflic* at. Blytbtrtlle, Arkansas, under act of Contra**, October 9, 1817. Served by the United Prat _'-..' SUBSCRIPTION RATES Bj. crrrier.ln the city of Blythevllle or any Hiburban town' where carrier service Is maintained, 30c per week, or 8Sc per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4 00 per year, $2.00 for.six months, $1.00 for thre« months; Dy mail outside 50 mile zone, Ho 00 per year payable In advance. The Spirit Survives True ChHstmns .spirit is hard to find tins year, pessimists tell us. And, indeed, one needn't, ba a pessimist to feel that .Hie present state of th« world scarcely justifies Hie brightest Yuto- tfde ever. . . - The manifold blessings of peace HO eagerly awaited for so long simply haven't nmterinlizccl—or at least haven't/, been, recognized—in the first 10 months nfter the final shot of World WaV ri wna fired. The peoples of the earth still experience hunger and- hatred, bloodshed and uneasiness, 'misgivings and: mistrust. Civil wars, riou;, revolutions, diplomatic crises monopolize the front pages. And there are plenty of relatively minor annoyances to dilute the holiday c-heer of Americans. The houiiini; shortage continues virtually in full force. Automobiles, refrigerators, washing-machines, and most other desirable ^commodities are still hard to get :uvl Entirely .too high-priced to suit the average Bankbook. Not all wartinu governmental restrictions have yet been removed. So it's easy enough to understand why good old-fashioned ChristnwK spirit should be a little hard to entertain; this year. And yet . . . In Chicago recently, a photographer' found Mrs. Constance Mbser, widow of an ex4larihe private, sleeping with her two small children in the back sent of her car, parked in a Chicago garage. Pathetic victims of the housing .shortage,'they had had no bed for three months. , Seeing the picture, readers throuj.h- " out the nation responded generously l<> this human tragedy. .Mrs. Mower received more than 100 gifts of mo my, plus offers of homes in Atlantic City, Waterfordj N. Y., Chicago, Anlioc';, 111.,, and othpj; cities. One Stockbroker offered her-all the money she needed, and said he would have given her his own: home had he had one. , In Cleveland not long ago, 80-venr- oltl .Henry Lapp, old-age "pensioner", and liis wife were robbed of their hist $16.60 more than two weeks before their next pension check WHS due. Their rent had been paid) but they h:id no idea how long they were going lo cat, Heading the story, the people of Cleveland and of the rest of U'« country rose to the occasion, refunding the Lapps' loss many times over nnd offering them more meals than they could accept. In Bollevue, 0., the othftv tiny, 8- yoar-old Johnny Lower was taken, like millions of other American children, nn a tour of toy-filled department stores. Hut Johnny couldn't see the shiny toys —he had to feel them. And what ho wanted for Christinas, he said, was :>. .seeing-eye dog. He'd been saving his pennies for months to buy one, but lie was still short of the goid. Learning of Johnny's problem, the people of the United Stales solved it for him. He'll have his seeing-eye <l<,g —aiid ii young Mnssillon, 0., mill hiuui offered to give.up an eye so that Johnny might bo able to see, not just foe I, the flood of Christmas loy.s poiirii:^ into his home. Perhaps this isn't the best of nil possible worlds, and perhaps this won';; be the merriest Christmas over. Perhaps there isn't very mtifh really l.o be happy about in this yeas' of <!is- illusionmentH and disappointments. Hut don't lot Mrs. Moser and her children, llu> Lapps, or Johnny Lovvui.- hoiir you say Unit there isn't :ui.v Christinas spirit abroad in this country. They know better. America has opened its massive heart to them. In the age-old YulcLida spirit of giving, their t'cllowincn hiu o shared what they had with those who had less. good." Jen* said, "I've quil thinking of , that, since I went to ihc bank. I'm , .is anything the little sketches Granted—And Denied II must all serve some hig'hcr purpose, of course. But the average citizen is perhaps more than a little confuse.) when ho attempts lo decipher the logn'. reasoning surrounding the grant ir,^ ami denial of divorces in tho various states of this great nation. The same day's newspapers carried these two highly illustrative rliwatch- es. In DCS Moines, la., Mrs. John Prif.> askod ,a divorce because, she said, her husband went to bed seven years ago and never since had gotten around to getting up, though an examining physician testified there was nothing wrong with his health. Divorce grant, cd. In Cleveland, ()., George and Ciu'ii- ei'ine Spence ouch asked a divon'o, after enduring two years of unbrokrii silence, Mr. Spenec claiming that his wife bad plastered the walls of their home with signs calling him everything from "lower than a snake" to "Hitler No 2," nnd Mrs. Spence eomtlcrir-c; with a non-support, charge. Divorce ,lc- niod. H must all serve some higher puv. pose. VIII THERE were footsteps in the _ yard, at the side of the house. Sidney stiffened. But H was only JefT. •'Oh, hello," she said. Jeff s*!d grpffly: "What are tmi^ doing out so late? Mamma vould have a fit if she knew it " "Mamma wouldn't," Sidney said 'I -was riding with Basil. Mamma never minds that. Anyway, I've been sitting here alone in the dark tot perfect ages." "Why?" "Oh, to think. . . . What would you rather do than anything Jeff? H you had your wish?" "You know." "Yt». B* an artist." "Not an artist" He corrected "«• A ccrtnnoM . . ." "It'll:.* rotten shame," Sidney ••w. "you couldn't h«ve a semester « t*>« Art Academy." ' ' The Academy hot. And «*«n't cta't * ood> • But," Sidn.y your caw. You ax* eces .e did now and Inen, iiitle odd bits like those he'd done this last week at night, in the lobbies of the country hotels. You couldn't counl them. ... Or could you? "I wish," Sidney said, "you could quit thinking of that darned bank. Ynu'ro ratline i;,,t 0 flunky incie; t:.nt's aii jcu'ii evrr ho." "I know. Oh, in f.vt: yc:irs 1 may ue i;n assistont ivjiiic;; i,,,t ihe good jobs will go lo \x-v-" f»!! 0 ws ^•' lh . PU'I, »ic sons o'f ollkfra and stockholders who h:.vo university educations. I know it 'a iljm pickings at the bank; but I've got to hang on. It's $18 every Saturday— and what do you suppose we'd do without it?" Jell shrugged "The fact is, I don't see how we get along, even with it; or how we ate and kept a roof over our heads while I was in school. I've never known what Papa's commissions amount to, until this week They must be about $90 a mouth, never much more. They could be more, if hed extend his route, go out "He won't." . 1 course> he ' s wiili " s "Oh," Sidney said, "his book." • * • gHE had her own opinion of fapa shook, the meager pile of «, T J heets fathering dust on v- e ^ e *« in tho V PSM™ hall. "A Vindication of the Southern Plant"Probably," J e n continued, "we Kvedon Aunt Pet's money when klds ' untl1 " was " trust every month. And I gueu h« earned II. j'vo often heard him say he gave Aunt I'd Ihe best years of liis life." "Gave them? He stayed with Aunl Pet because he loved doing it. Because it was so nice and easy." "But after Aunt Pet's money did run out?" "Then Aunt Laura came lo the rescue. She sends him three hundred dollars every Christmas, nnd another three hundred on his birthday in June. It's pretly much for her lo cio, too, if you ask me. 1 hope you won't expect vovir sister to subsidize you nnd your offsprinf, JolF—anyway, it you're not any pleasanlcr than Papa is lo Aunl Laura. He's never forgiven her for what she said In that letter: •The war is over and really, William, you are a perfect fool to think you can revive it, .single- handed.' So he never even thanks Aunl Laura now. Hut he keeps tho money." "Well, it was a rough tiling to say to Ihe old boy." "Yes, it was hitting the nail on the head—roughly." Jeff turned, staring through the darkness. "You don't mean you're on Aunt Laura's side against Papa?" "Oh, I'm not on anybody's side," Sidney said. "The fuss between them Is silly. I don't know Aunt Laura; I've never seen her, and neither have you. But 1 think it was her privilege to go up north to Philadelphia after the war and be a milliner, if she wanted lo, and many n man who had fought for the Union—" "A Yankee. Fighting against Papa." / "Not really. He'd never heard of Papa. But what if hu had? Could he have helped that? Aunt Laura's Yankee was probably a good deal ola nerson; he got very rich and he made Aunt Laura a leader in society. It was just r.s much Papa's privilege to stay with hl« old Aunt Pet in Virginia until she died olid they sold the house out trnm nndar him. The point Is, 1 don't think Papa ought to despise his sister and take money from hor. H ought to be one thing or the other." ,(,T» B« Continued) ,;?&V (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Peace—Ain't It Wonderful? .WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 104Q V WASHINGTONCOLUMN - BY I'ETEK. KDSON *JKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. IB. (NBA)—- Republican National Committee Chairman B. Carroll lleece's recent crack that Republican majorities -in all federal regulatory agencies is merely u natural political reac- -ion uKiilnst. the way Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to control these iKcncles wliile the Democrats were .n power, '('he Hopubliain eh urge is that 7DR tried to destroy the independence ol these government com- nissions and boards in three ways. First, by rctiuestliiB resignations from members of the agencies A'hosc policies lie did not. approve. Secondly, by appointing rubberstamp supporters ol his New Deal policies, sonic of the appointees be- n« nominal but mil regular Republicans. Thirdly, by several attempts to reorganize the government, pulling independent agencies in executive -Icpartments where they would lie •Hider control. For instance the Civil Aeronautic;; Board is now in .he Commerce Department the So- •ial Security Board in the Federal Security Administration. All these stratagems met with considerable resist mice. VOT ALWAYS SUCCKSSFUI, Perhaps the most celebrated case i involved Ihe late William E. Hum- ' re.x. He had been appointed Fed- I eral Trade Commissioner by Prcs- dcnt Coolldge in 1925. i,, 1933 Roosevelt requested his resignation] i because I fee] that the aims of the administration can be en tried wt most effectively by personnel or •ny selection/' Humphrey :u f| 1S [, declined to re•1811. but ho was finally forced out „. <»"<:<•• Shortly nflenvarcl lie died His family then sued the government for his unpaid salary anil gol it. The Supreme Court in n •mammons decision, ruled that 'Such a body (us FTCI cannot be cimraclomad a s an am; or an eve of the executive." That rase sets tin- pattern foi present Republican efforts to K° Control of these agencies. It determines that federal rcRiilnlorv agencies arc at-ciicics of Congress, semi- egislalive in character. But i' -ilso decides that no commissioner can "ml of P !'- fl ' 0n ! '" S ° m<%0 boforc lllc Truman's problems with the new Congress will be the making of any appointments subject I? |.e approval of a Senate in which the Republicans have a majority. Riiilrciul freight length from nbout cars vary in 34 lo 75 feet. with an average of about 43 feet. Kobumbs vs. Tornadoes Robombs .sueli as those dropped on London, first create a pressure wave that blows walls and windows in, then a suction wave, air rushes back to fill the vacuum, and this waves muses houses to explode, much as they do in tornadoes. Read Courier Wew§ Want A<5». •THtSCUWOUJWOfuJ* to gct cvc » . , ,. -••*. .« e^". <-vcn icir nut the Republicans consider Dem- ocialic abuses, MIC OOP can of couse, K o io.., rar in the other d?- rection AH n lfsi! ^cncie.s are supposed to bo bi-|)nitisaii but -, non-iuriisnn. ir the emphasis' is- put on putty regularity of the appointees, the usefulness and fnir- "n" °' "'° h ' "'iw^atlous. opcrat- CANl)II>ATES FOK INVKSTlnATTON Nevertheless, every so-culled Re- ifjli.':'!! whom Roosevelt or Truman did succeed In appointing lo a federal agencv is now belli' screened tor n rei-ord ol puny ,,,^ tly. Included amons; ilioir .so ll^Ie.l lire these: A: thin S. Fli-llli.ig of N'oiv York on the Civil Service Commission ' chnh- Wnltl Rya " ° f Ilidln " n - vi -' n Board, ' ' c ' s Nelson Lee smith of Mai-viand mrt Claude L, Draper or Wyoming °"n h" , Fe ' icral Pmver Commission: Robert K Henley ol Vermont, on iiissf" 1 "'' a " rt Exc!l:ln G 0 <"°ni- Oeorge A. Cook of Illinois on v Nalionnl Mediallon Hoard' P n! ai ' ?; Drossivr[| °' Utah ami i. Dana Durand of Minnesota on the Tariff Cominlsslonr- There is also one vacancy on le " arlt ' mc commission, to which he Republicans will no doubt as: that a Rcpubllcmi be named To l 'e ohem a majority. Not the least of President Harry \H\S NOTICE VJAS ISSUED BYTWE MAME. DEVELOPAlENf CCWUMSSION TO PREVENT HUNT1N& , ACCIDENTS. IS TOE ONLY LIVING SPECIES OF A LON6 LIME OF FOSSIL- FORMS OF ASOLLUSKS THAT REACHES BACK AT LEASf n-is N'RXT: Dinosaurs in South Dakota. SIDE GLANCES by Gdlbroith * .W HOLLYWOOD BY EKSKINE JOHNSON IS'KA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA)—Holly- wood Is rough on beauty-comfit winners bul--they never give up trying to crash thp> screen. Why Hollywood continues to lure them before (he cameras only to IH1 them, "Sorry, you Just won't do," is .something w e have never been ublc to understand, it's pa'-' of the heartbreak O f movietown. A few months ago Marilyn ISu- fcrd was crowned "Miss America Of 1940" at Atlantic City. Hollywood was her oyster—she had offers of screen tests from manv studios. She 4 cnme to Hollywood, but at last reports she hadn't conquered. She finally made one of the promised .screen te.sls at M-G-M But M-G-M said it was sorry. Now Marilyn is Broadway-bound, her film career temporarily forgotten. Ktmii: DRAWS A BLANK Eddie Cantor j s an unhappy man over the success of "The Jol- M>II Story." Several years ago Eddie tried to interest Hollywood in filming his biography as "The Cantor Story" Kvcry studio turned down the idea. Then Canlor produced a musical at RKO titled "Show Business" Still thinking (he Cantor s lory was box-office material, he incorporated parts of a in Ihe picture Did, on u limited budget, the film wasn't too successful. Now. with the jolson film a hit several studios would like to film : Cantor's biography. But (most of i "is best anecdotes were 'used in "Show Business." • Several months aKO M-G-M. j starred :l wonder horse named Jicss i,, "Gallant Ifcss." Now l!ess is on a personal appearance lour, traveling all over t] le country, arid the only honor she seems lo have missed Is an honorary college degree. liarreil from that honor, she eol Ihe next besi Uiing, an hon- urary ellallon from Northeastern University In Worcester, Mass. Tile citation read: "To (Jallant Bess from the 7500 students of Northeastern University, as mi acknowledgment lo Hie world's smartest horse, what this world needs is less horse meal and more horse sense." . GLAMOR TO <il(ANI)MOTHKR It. seems only yesterday that a- beautiful blonde mimed Ann Harding was our favorite .screen pinup-girl. Remember all those gulm- orous roles in "Paris Bound." "Holiday," and 'The Trial of Mary IJtigan''? Well. Ann is now playing character roles in Hollywood, and her latest «-lll surprise a lot of people. She's playing the 10-year-old mother of George Brent in a new film, "Christmas Eve." But beneath the makeup she's just as beautiful as ever. Comedian Kecnan Wyim and refer I.anford may be pals, liuf they will not train up for any more personal appearance (ours. At least not if Kcenan has any- Iliing to say about it. The boys just completed a irmr of tlie I.oew's circuit. Krenan <;iime on first ami foiin,| it difficult lo hold restless auiliences. Hut when lie introduced Law- font, (he roof blew off. There's no mystery about if. Lawford's boblnsox fans j,,?.t made more noise than Wyim's followers. So it was \Vynn" who came out second Ijcsf. t American Author In 1'rolnu. 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