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BLTTHRV1LLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DKOKMfiRK 10, IMC BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NKWS CO. H.; W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES .L: VERHOEI'F, Editor PAOL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager • Sol* National Advertising Representatives: WftUkc» .WKiwr Co., New York, Chicago, De, AttanU, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Eniegcd »s second class matter at the post- .otndt -it Blythevllle, Arkansas, under net of Con•;»««. October 9, 1911. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By ccTrier In the city ot Blythevllle or any •aburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20fl per week, or 85o per month. i By m»ll,*within a radius ot 40 miles, $4.00 per ^ear $200 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Service from Publ ic Servants •General Dwight'Eisenhower Im revived a theory of government which lias iunfleniably fallen into disuse (he |>nsl ,fe\v years. To a New York reporter 'in Miami the other 'day he expressed his belief thai "Public figures have certain public responsibilities and obligations . .. • It is a slmmc sometimes •••to see the bealiiiff 'decent Amcvi-an men and women take from their public servants." The general thinks, in other wortls, that in a democracy the government :serves the people, not the people the •government, and that .the people are, therefore, entitled to that respect from governmental officials wh'.el*. employes owe the Jjoss. Public servants, -he says are committed to public service. • ' .This idea is by no means revolutionary. American democracy is t'ound- 'ed'Von it, and American textbooks are ^fiilj of it. But as government } 1!IS u ,,_ come a-bigger and bigger ln\*ine:w, it has been honored more and more in the breach rather than in the observance. And it's definitely due for a re- •A'ival. •Take the case General "ll<e" particularly cited, that of the police. Certainly there can be no disputing Ihe fact that police were established for the protection of the public. And they are paid from funds supplied by th'e taxpayers. The people, then, undeniably ave justified in expecting from the police courteous, efficient, and respectful service. JMany policemen fill that bill. But many others do not—so many, in fa.^1, that General Eisenhower finds it nee- " essary to admonish civilian ]>olice, as he.'hay his own Mi's: "A police ot'CU-ev ' is a sen ant. He should act like a servant, too. He is not an Indian potentate "or an Aztec god who is untouchable i and not to be'disturbed by the rabble." For this deplorable condition individual uniformed offenders are n.it actually to blame, of course. The stum .of.mind which produces it lias driflod down from above. Policemen take their cue from holders of public office. And many officeholders have come to regard a position of public 'crust as a ;personal possession, carrying will; it JEANNETTE COVERT NOLAM \ Till: NTORYi Shlncy Cnm«ron, 1», IM Mtllni; nlntit- on thr luirrh nlrpi* nTlor n ilnlc? ^vlirn nhc In J«l»rU >jv her lir.ilhrr .IrlT. rj. .Irlt admltN he hn<r-K hi* l>.ink-diTk jnt t , ^nyK hr ^vniil* lo lir n viir- <nonj*t. Thf!»<- UT-e the oliU'.if of the rnmtrnn vhilArrn. Sln5or Crmirfow, Vrternn ot the I.nut CIIIIHO, IK n man \vhi> liclIcvrA the si>Ivi( of Ihe Old 3Aiilh rnn never ilir. lie M-nrnK Ihe Innkee t«>^vn he live* In. hnten 'rvnxMaiiti; Spunky >lnlc luhnccit. dreniMx iilly.nf l>eln£ nlttr (n Inkc him family <o wurc cl^KHut K«T- rovKdlniKK. MlM Amr. kintilj- wife »•»< mnlNrr. never •nieKdnnx nny- IhlnK he lloeM. The other ehUrtron I»e1v4f!i henntlful, IrnmlnR Tlo*e T\h«t hnn hnd n Kperet ^'nilx-enture'* >^ilh :i dtrjtti^r ^ouii^r nmn (UN hnj< Si^Mry): llniinnh, 1^; nlnl »cr»u. no resixmaibilily to tlio pcoplo. which need be recognised in diiy-to-diiy (tcnl- ini>-s witli individual citi/ens. As jthe'- years have ptissod, tfoveni- mcnldl officials have scorned to be^nno farther and •furllior romovod, monlii'ly as well as physically, from the U» payers who elect and support them. Hare indeed is the officeholder who is not tihva.vs "too busy" I" see a iirivau; Individual who hits a complaint or u suggestion to nuikc. U is tt'tie, of course, that ijovr>rn- menl is now much more complex anil demanding than once il was. Bui additional work has brought with it addi- lioiiitl employes, so that suroly even the busiest official must have some free time lu> could devole to consultation willi the people who.se. inU'.r".U supposedly is his interest. In any event, Ihe people would certainly gain from a more tfcner;i! application in government circles of (lie down-to-earth philosophy which m:d(os "Ike" I'lisonhow refer to himself, Avw Chii-f of Staff, as a "ttloririoil desk sergeant." If more capitali/ed K.xecu- tivos thought of themselves in less sancliniuiiioiis terms, wo would have a government that would more o!'!en provide, us ' with public service froiu public .servants. No Time to Buy The Agriculture Department's lir,- roau of Agricultural Economics h.".s hoisted a storm warning which American farmers cannot afford to ignore. This is no time to buy farm land, says the bureau, land it goes on to tell why mil, in statistics of dire implication. Farm laiid values went up another M per cent iluring the year ending last Nov. 1, am! they are now only II percent below the 1020 peak. In 15 slate';they have more than doubled since the l!K!i>-39 period, and in II others (hey have reached ;\ point 75 per cent -.\lio\-e what they were less than 10 years i\i* >. What this means is, of course, as Secretary of Agriculture Anderson points out, that unless t|ie brakes are fast applied lo credit buying, far-.-ters arc in for another land crash such as struck them in 1920-21. And this linn: the blow may be even more severe, for more people have gone into debt U. purchase farms in .each .of Ihe last I'jur years than in any other year sinoe 1020. Farm mortgages went up an ;\<UU- lional S80 million iu the first six months of J94C, with the result lha'; tlic total indebtedness ol" American farms now stands at $5 billion. Farmers now enjoying good incomes would do wet! to follow Secretary An T dcrson's advice by putting a little away. J'or (he rainy day when crop prices will •come down—and the value of the artel!-, •tional land they covet will slide proportionately—and by using excess men- . ey to retire debts ami replace worn- out equipment ave to follow, of course. Then a ommitlec o» T famous c;;rLounists ct as judges." "Oh, a .contest? I don't believe n contests?' "But wait, Sid. This contest oesn't have a Vrize—or, rather, lie.prize is a job with the paper, tead here: 'Unusual chance for he' gifted amateur. The highroad a professional career.' " •-••'A career a* u cartoonist in San •Yancisco?" "Yes, !o^" ronie lucky con-of-a- gun." * JN HOLLYWOOD . . . BY KRSKINK JOHNSON NBA Stuff C'orre.spumlelil HOLLYWOOD — INEAI — An- I other attempt to ballyhoo a gorge- • cms blonde as Joan HarloWs s"e- cefsor has failed. Dolores Moraii i s now a brunette, has sti'.iijht Ingenue roles coming opposite Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda hi "A Miracl:; Can II;ip;:cn" and Randy Scotl In "Christmas Ere." and is very happy nUout II all, thank you. Says Dolores: "Warner Bros, tried lo ylvn me the llarlow buildup. They mnde me blench my had 1 nncl £ave me n wardrobe of only bathing-suits. I knew 1 wasn'l the type, BO I tnlkcd myself out of the contract. The fe,v rok's I did get vs'cro pretty good—InU I always wound tip .standing behind Sydney Grccnstrcet." It was pood publicity, though, and Dolores' career is now zoom- In^. Her next ambition: A dancing role. "I've danced ever since I was n little girl, but I never tolti anyone, because I wanted to act." HERE YOU AKE, SONINY) This will leave Sonny Tufts blushing. The other -night, 'after a jrevic.v, M-G-M's latest candidate or stardom. young Marshall rhompson—the hero oT "Oallnnt Bess" an<] the young naval officer n "The Secret Heart"—started out nto the parking lot to get his car. ~?ouny mistook him for a parking- lot attendant and nskccl him lu bring him his ear. (Which Thompson fiid, playing along as a g.tjj.) Sonny said, "Thank you. son," tipped him a quarter and drove oil! KKO has junked what we tlum^lil was one of (be year's hc.sl movie lilies, "Kuilil .My tint- ..; l"ivs Hifih," because tin- Oaltup • pull boys turned in a repnrt Dial *; it left muvii- falls cold. The pic- . lure's neiv lille is "Out of llu- ' 1'asl." Wei 1 , anyv.'ay. it's nol us bad as a titlp-rhiinging brainstorm at \V:trnei' llro.s., wlu're. an url^iual, story, "t'onrerlo lor Ihe Left" Hand," will lie roleascr. soon as*" "The llcast Willi five Fiiiffers." Eleanor Powell «t>ul:| like 10 ra-> .suine her career, but hn.sb:il.4 Glenn Fore!, we hear, is very niucn opposed to the Idea. . . . 'osurgi, 1 , Raft and Virginia Field are a new Uvosomo. she recently Uivoreecl'* Paul Douglas, the radio announcer 1 turned actor. . . . Promised bui' not hoped for: Hob Hope playinu j a trumpet in "The Road to Ilio'- " AKKIAl. INTKKFKKXl-K Bob Tnybr was I lying Barbara Stanwyck to Palm Springs the other day. As they f)e-y over Pomona, where Barbara's son, Tony. is attending private school, they, suddenly hit an uir pocket and drnppe<i a couple of hundred feit. l!arj]cira, eyes bif; a.s -soup bo'.vX looked qucstlontnely at Hob. He grinned. "Relax," he said, "that's just- Tony lelling o!f a professor." Producer Hill C'asncv has inn- ••hasfcl Hie film rights'lo William Saroyan's 1(139 Broadway hil •' .Play, "Time uf Your Life," tin- brr>thei- Jimmy. There uilt lie an all-st;ii- cast. .fust for fun, we looked up Ibe original liroadit'Ky cast. The c<t-,J stars were Eililie Dim'iiujj and . Julie Ihulcn. Playing minor teles." ' were. Gene Kelly, Cclest Holm'' i and .William ISenclix! Band Leader r e WASHiHGTON COUMAM d .soon will include demands llila]jl ,.,, ion n|1(1 mc(1 j cn i c , uc is ncreased social security from , m . ^^ ^ ^^ .^ ^^ [[um shaded gas jet. lie got a sheaf of drawing paper from his 'bureau and spread the papers on the bed. "What do you think ot them? Honestly?" • « * were a dozen sketches IX DIDN'EY was silent a moment. ^ ".The .point is, Papa is bonc- la?.y." "What! The very idea of your saying such a thing!" "Well, he is, Jeff." J"NO! Papa is—he's old." :"Yes, and \ve didn't know hin when.he was young. But he mus have been bone-lazy then, too, to get such a good start." "You can't talk like this, Sid iiey." Jeft's voice was shocked. won't let you, I'm fond of Papa. . "Well, I don't really mind him He's all right if you don't thin about him." "He's all right, anyway." ,"I never could see why you ha lo be blind to the truth just be cause you're related to a person "Will you shut up, Sidney? I te you, I'm lond ol Papa. I respe him" "That," Sidney said somber! "is your prlvi.'ege.'' -Jefl laughed suddenly. "Com c«\ in, Sid. I'll show you som of diverse subjects, ranging om President TaH (very fal ant, erttbic, his double chin ovcrlap- ng his collar) and Teddy Tloose- H (all eye-glasses and teeth) to hayseed farmers who patron ect the stores on the .Major' utc. One by one Sidney scru nized them; her ou'n inuc ighter talent recognized in Jclt' ork the touch of genius. Sh oke<I up, smiling at him. "They're the real thing. Hon tly." Jeff grinned. "Well, gosh, I'm ad you think so. The Taft an 10 Hoosevclt—-tlvey're just stereo ypcd stuff. But these hillbii] ;uys—I don't believe they've cen done so much, do you, Sid? hey're more or less new." .„ "Yes, they are. Originals." "See this one? I caught him in 10 hotel last night. Cavcd-in hat, "And the wrinkled pants. I love hose pants, Jeft!" "Do you?" Ho was pleased, ather nervous. "Now this one, vith the wad in bis check—" "Oh, he's a terribly sweet old hing. 1 adore him!" Sidney went \ Cartoon*?" '•', •«*,"• he Kid and pull feet and attcr him, in w«nt up to JelTt room; **• door. Ucfattd ib« i "JEFF," •* "you Sidney said do want to sciiously, gel away through them all again, nodding, commenting, criticizing. "What else have you got to show me?" "Nothing. That's the exhibi- lion." But his tone held something back. "What «lse, Jeff?" "Well, there's just this clipping I tore out nf a magazine." He took the clipping Irom his pocket. "An advertisement. I don't know why I saved it. This S«n Francisco newspaper is having a contort— 'nation-wide,' it says. Yo» wibrnH your durwinjs; certain rvdw y«u !rom Blakesville and the bank and —everything, don't you?" "Yes," he said, "from every thing. Maybe I oughtn't to want thrrt—" I think you ought. I'm sure of it. The whole set-up here is so unfair, so against you. And if you don't make the break soon, you never will. Well, this may be your chance, and you've got to take it." "I don't suppose I'd win. There'll be thousands of people trying." "You must do it, Jeff. Send in some, of your best things, the hillbillies. Please say you will. Promise me!" He.laughcd excitedly, on a shaky note, promising. , . , Bui when Sidney hart led him, when he was in bed, staring into blackness, excitement began to seep away. What if he did enlcr the contest, submitting some ot the hillbilly sketches (which could be made much better, with a little extra effort) or that crayon drawing of the Major in his Confederate uniform, the one Jelt had done surreptitiously and kept strictly under cover, even from Sidney, because it seemed—well, a little derisive, maybe—though ho hadn't meant U to be ;vl all; it just worked out that way. He probably wouldn't enter, but if he did, he couldn't \vin. Not Jed 11V I'F.TEK 1H1SON WASHINGTON — iNEAi — Steel, auto, aluminum, electrical, and other CIO unions have indi- cntcd thai -their new second-round v.r.bC uic.reciKe negoUiUton.'i to be opened for ii employers. What the auto workers ast;, is typical. A ;! per cent payroll, con- t trlliulion by the employer only. This money would be helcl in trust lo provide sickness and accident j benefits of not less than balf jisiy ; Cor a full year. Also.'liaswinl. SMI-R- ! ical. medical and maternity care [ payments. Also, old-r.fte retirciiieju pensions for workers of G5. Also, death and survivors' insurance^' Stceiworkers \vaut a guaranteed annual wage, nddilionnlly. All these . benefits are inierMix! lo supplement slate and federal uovernnv.it social security rjay- ments, -which are, now considered lnacU'4iiate. The'general ireiul of. the times seems to be that any- In'-riS Koocl enough for John' L. l,cwis and his miner.i — .,,,.>,.,.,,,„ , i;oocl enough for railway workers— ! anything good enough for government employes—is none too gorx: for other Industrial and oiilcc workers. Lewis, of rciur.se. i;ot five-ceiits-ii-lon royalty for health j and welfare. Hailway workers have their Railway Retirement Act. which provides benefits for accident, disability, unemployment, old { aye and -survivors' insuranc-e. Cirjv- j enimcnt employes Imve Ions had | iick leave iincl old nse pensions NOTIHNV. NEW If there's going to be a wave this sort of thing in ne\v union eoutrjict negotiations. :••,,.• whole subject of serial insurance is worth taking H look at. Til the first place, it isn't, as new as tt looks. The medieval guilds had social security of a sort. Every modern country of Europe today has (-renter so,cbl srcnrl'.y coverage (ban the United States. As for America, in the early days ol the trade union inovemens. bark in (.he IB50X the unions started and mixn-is.'d ihese Uiiiv-s for themselves. T[,r unions \w? or- nani/ed like fr.ilerna] benelit associations. Par; O f every member's dues v.-en: into insurance funds. Home.s were established where elderly nnci invalid meinbors rouul go for reih-fiiicnt. The union, p.-Icl- nl llwmsrlves on what they did for their m-mliers. 'and Hits \vas one or die hit; ulkhn; pouus in membership drives. Even toclny. the in.«uriincT ;in.| pi-nsions ojferecl by furh o:il-;;i:i. uniciK as th ( > printers, rarpcntfi-s nnd railway broth- erluKids arc iitnoii;: iht anct: operates on a different plan, under the contract signed last May by John L. LewL^ and Interior Sec- retury J. A. King. The so-called "A" film! collected us n five-cents- ]'""" a-tnn royalty on all coal mined is ' ",.„,„„ lor welfare. The "13" fund for hos- ': l " u! - 1 ""*' the nihie operators, who foriuerly conducted .such programs, to the union. • Demands that the unions be given control over all health nncl welfare funds contributed by the employer arc noticeably on the increase. They are bound to figure prominently in all future negotia- for increased social .security Read 'Cnurler 'K»m Ad* TH3S CURIOUS WOWL0 HORIZONTAL 1,0 Pictured band leader 11 Mountain crests 13 Coriie H Get up 15 Goad 1.3 Woody plant i-l t/ine 2G'i'a?k!ng bird 23 Parent IM Sy/nbol fov radium 2G Oriental guitar 23 Overturn :t3 Prallle 3-! Impure metallic product . 3ft /Trabian slate ,i Sinoolh 37Slreel (ob.) 3D And (l.nliii) :i'J Light touch •12 Top 47 Brazilian wnll.lbn 50 Ages r,l Have 5^ Cilia's brollicr ill He has appeared on the K! Penetrates fiB Czars t9 His band is on til*- 2 Operatic sulo 3 P|,ilse 4 Route (ab.) 5 Thee (i Junior (nb.) 7 Skill " 8 Mud 9 Level 1 0 Sow 12 Health resort 13 Slir 1G Railroad 17 Either 20 Mother and - father 21 He. plays (he eiMn aycnt ^5 Symbol icr 27 AnKcr ' niiiuginieso 28 Type of cap 4f> N'olivc 30Sainte (ub.) (sullix) (ab.) 31 Summer (Fr.) ^7 In bed 32 Number Hi) Nuisance •IU Circle parts: 41 Ancient Irish capital i Vase •14 Mother Persian fairy •la'And Til Indian weight 53 Indonesian of Cameron of Blakesvillc, Ind. II simply couldn't happen. But supposing he did win? How could he go off to San Francisco, clear across the continent, deserting his family. ... OriicliiiiUy. as thr^r schemes crew j in Mrencth. employers were aikcd I in bear a purl--then all-of the xpense tor their support. ,\ few 'nr-.«|.>h;o ( ! emphiynv i ;:it i v( ,i, m - arily set up pension and V pUr.". <if their nwn. !)u'. union .ratiers !orkf f [ fu them v .it|i mspi- •i"n rniisidrrlng tli«;i p.iternnllsm ' R" !i:t:e by llni,. sm -h thin /s as i::>i<l vacations, sirfc brnelits and liriivo barpnininr;. and n.-, such were iticltufec! in urii which riofine<i the IM ee ivcd. KMANDS <:«owixt; Today all Mich p.iymrn employer are coiniaerrd operating r-spcn-.r. : ,nil Over Ifl.Mn nrivalc barf their social wrif:u, proven by the tlnrriiii Hrvcmir.' The li.iilrcvu! lie'iroment Art goes even tills one bcttit. H V :r- flic whole u. S. railroad industry Is 1 consKlcrinj, as onc economic unit. ! irie BOVfrnineiil collects the moil- : <'.v lo pay for the benefits of tax i assessments on employer and cm- co.il inclnslry social 23 Tops of heads 25 Separated > Klecti'ical unit r (ab.) SECAL'Sc T-IEIE FCATK BLT WHES eer TV- .331 \EUT1CAL IRabhil boardinq EX.TCA..' GA.MDE OUT CA6T-K30M 6CC5t EGS,' — WAVT'LL. voe COA.V. TH& ^ t\IE GOT CONCESSION FOR LKVIMG ESGS THIS DISTRICT BLVT You CAM COME up SR ONES/ AUBEO 1LT/—MOAWS 8EARD L'M A BIGGER GOOS6 HAM 8KUCE, IT 56 A GOLD6TJ EGG.' DOT OF TREE AMD FEED EM.TMW/ A\AVBE 5EE.V] ALOM& HIGHWAYS ]M THE BLACK HILLS cf ;.•?..']>! DAKOTA... BUFTHETEfJRIFY!N6 FI&URES ARE ONLY <C- uPTJ-TES OF Tr-iE &IANT REPTILES THAT ONCE ROA.viSD THE AREA . the base of Ihe tail. way back for styles. SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith Out Our Way Williams CHRISTMAS, BUT HE because of the soap shortage she please the "U's the cook agai wants *

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