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EIGHT (ARK.) COURIER N15WS BLYraEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' THECOURIER NEWS CO. . - ' H. W. HAENE3, Publisher " <• JAMES L. VERHOEFP, Editor ::FACL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager •'"• ''sole National Advertising RepresentRrtvcs: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday wintered as second class matter at the post- office at BlythevlUe, Arkansas, under &ct of Congress, October 8, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES By ccrrler In the city ol BlythevlUe or nnj suburban town where carrier service Is mainlined, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a rndlus of 40 miles, SiOO per \ear S2.00 for six months, si.00 for three months; ail outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year • advance. xnendable Committee annual' )-cT'..rt of tho llouso on Uii-Amci'k'iui Activities raises again the question as lo this group's usefulness, ov evfii desirability- The fact that the report \v;ts released by Emie Adamson, chief ojini- sei, on Uis own initiative is of passing importance. It is interesting U> note, however, that the committee members who wen; not consulti'd did uoi seem inclined t" doubt, the accuracy of his prophecy of imminent peril. Theii' indignation avosy. from ir.atters of procedure, not substance. The report was u familiar collection of vague generalities and common information though Mr. Adamson made it seem as urgent as Paul Kcvere's liiessage. .The; startling accusations were not documented, and the documented accusations wove not startling. No evidence supported the warning of a Communist plot to overthrow tho government by a general strike. The revelation that Communists arc loyal to Russia was scarcely now. The ac- cusatio n that 17 CIO unions arc Communist-dominated is probably true. Rut that, too, is common knowledge. Anil no one knows it better than CIO President Murray, his aides, and the rank and file of the unions in question. It is deplorable that Mr. Murray has seen fit to play along with the Communists. They should be turned out of their influential posts. But that is n job for the CIO, not for Congress. Yet Mr. Adamsou seems to want the House to do something about it. Just what he wants isn't, clear. But there seems little the House could do except pass a law making Communism and Suspicion of Communism a crime, and follow it with a wholesale wave of arrests. Anyone familiar with the Un- American Activities Committee's history, first under Martin Dies' chairmanship and later under John Rnnkin's domination, can foresee what this would mean. And the prospect is not pleasant. Fortunately, there seems slight likelihood of such action. But that does •not argue for the. continuation of a were :t intcrna- aml rep- committee which already has threatened the right of free speech, and has shown that it considers any expression of friendliness toward Russia, indeed any wide departure from its own ultra-conservative thinking, to be almost synonymous with un-Americanism, Typical of (hat thinking is the accusation, in the Adamson report, that (he Library of Congress is a "haven for aliens and foreign-minded Americans"—as if being an alien crime in itself, and having an tioiml outlook were dangerous rehensible. The very purjioHc of this committee is almost as indefensible as ils activities are wild-eyed and aimless. We have laws to protect American insti- tnlions and Hie American government from real dangers. \V<> liave police and a 1'Vderal Hureati of Investigation io I race and apprehend subversive agents. We have courts to try and jmuish such offenders. ' Why I hen must .we have a congressional committee which sets itself up to define and judgi; .such an imprecise ((iiality as "Americanism"? fiy what right dd its members arrogate to them- K«'lvi's such wisdom ;nu! rectitude, and tlie right to summon up and browlieal those, who disagree with them? There is no need for even the most fair-minded committee to assume so much presumptuous, power with so little responsibility. There is certainly in need for the present group, ' which hounds obscure radio commentators and conveniently ignores the Ku'Klux Klan. The new Congress, by taking slops to abolish this committee, would be doing I he country a considerable service. Let 'Em Smoke Marks The black market sale of cigarels b5' our military personnel has become such a serious threat to German economy and German currency that tho occupation authorities are thinking- .of prohibiting the importation of American cigarets into that country, We have a suggestion which wo tlie authorities will consider be- making their final decision. Jn- of banning imports, why mil to Germany only those acrid saw- sweeping, encased in paper cylinders, which passed fur cijHirels here during the wartime shortage. H would stimulate an otherwise dormant American industry ami create employment. And it would certainly make American cigarets one of the lest desirable commodities on (be continent of send mill I'.u rope. SO THEY SAY Tc. kwp cm- C3i,v. Tlumms £ irccdutn . Ut'wev of musl Now York. wisely. JEANNETTE COVERT NOLAH TIIH BTOIlYl Plxon Icnvcn Blrtkeftvllle \rilkont Inn IIIRT cx- jicled a definite vtixniic from KcMic, But like hrin xnlil she lu\rn fcliu. . . . Doubtful Ihnt Jclf'.s drn^%- InCB tor the cnntrKl lui^'i 1 much of H chance, SIflnry sriulK oft Ills •ketches of Ihp ^fnjnr, «lilch nre much better, to another nrirtrctiji. XXIV TT- was September when Jeff had * his letter from contest judges, He went home early from the bank that afternoon, and there was the contest letter, in the armadillo basket on the hall table. He threw hii hat down, slipped' out of his ! coat and carried the letter into the parlor, knowing before he opened It what the letter would say. Then he tore the envelope. The ' contest committee, after careful consideration, felt that Mr. Cameron's sketches showed more than o little talent; indeed their quality was so nearly in accord •with professional standards that the judges' task in rejecting them \tfas rendered doubly hard. Hut the contest, of nation-wide scope, had brought in a flood of entries, some of which were even more "Oh, sure!" He scrambled up, tumbled Use things back into Lbe drawer, slid the drawer into the bureau, nnd opened the door. "Hello, Papp." The Major came in, peering around rather uncertainly, UK if it occurred to him, us to JelT, thai not in years hnd he invaded these surroundings. "Your mother told me you were at home. I jus wanted to nave a little chat will you, my boy." "Well, that's fine," Jeff said, try ing to guess what this might fore shadow. "We don't see much of cacl other, Jeff," "No, sir. Won't you sit down? As the Major snt bulkily on th bed, his feet dangling short ot Ui floor, Jell's dubiou=no?s increase* When before, when ever, had h and Papa hud » little chat? "I've never talked to you abot Mr. Thayer," Papa said. "You wer favorably impressed with him 1 "With Dixon? Yes, sir. Most fa vorably." I was sorry to miss his visl MONDAY, JANUAUV 7, 1947 Gosh, He Almost Overlooked These T /Ate ' ^A-%^> (''''fflrnfri —• •" '' _J. —~—f<^-rA^.li, I' 1 W "" I, ••*•••••••• • IN HOLLYWOOD 1SY KKSKINIi JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Beu!ah Bondl lias set some kind of a record, playing Jimmy Stewart's mother In four movies. The latest is "Il's a Wonderful Life." But neluah tells her best story :»ljout a JJaiTj'inore — Lionel. They were working together in "Christopher Henii." and in one scene Lionel, the old scenc-s;ealer, kept off Heulah's punch lines by blandly dropping his hand before lier face just as she was about to say .something important. "I didn't say anything." recalls Heulah. "f just grimly pounced on t foiicl's hand Just before the lino, Ill-Id it light, delivered my little speech, then turned and smiled at Ifiin sweetly. He knew a defeat when he saw one and smiled back list as sv,'t'Hly." Speaking it[ scene - stealing lliis plaint comes from Howard da Silva: "I don't wunl to play opposite (Ii)fjs, cats, monkeys, ba- Lies— or Hill licndix." 'rninstai.ctl intn non-Hollywood terms, Il's <t:i Kilva's way at saying that any time ISendlx i s in a scene Ilic rest of (he actors mis lit' just as well be left out. The amlimce has eyes only for rugged IUII. »•••« « •«••••••••••••••••••••o••••••• « • o «, e e • c • o « o 11 making his survey for C. T. O., b'.it Robey wouldn't tell how much he WASHJNGTON COLUMN meritorious; in the final climina- ] but he has written to me." Tl tion, Mr. Cameron was one of! Major paused. "Marriage is a ser twenty young American artists ous slop, Jeff." awarded honorable mention, a "Honorable mention, eh?" said Jeff to himself, reading. "Well, children to make a mistake and that's just dandy." But he was not angry; lie had always known it would be like this. He went up to his room and -ked out the top drawer of his ierli bun :reau and dumped its contents on his bed. Sitting down, he stared at the miscellany. Pencils, crayons, pads—junk! And HOAV he was through with it. Tomorrow He would take it all down to trio river, he would walk cut or. that Barrow, pier and thiow it in. RTF heard somebody on the •tilrs'and then his father's voice t the door. ''Yes, I suppose so." "I wouldn't want any of children to make a mistake my choose an unworthy mate." "No," Jcfl said. "Especially nol Rose, she's such a sweet kid." "However, Dixon Thayer seems very well-connected in Virginia." "Seems to have lots ^ "Yes," the Major sa'd, .... that is not ol prime importance. Birth, breeding—those are xho more important things. Jeff iiodded. Papa continued, still casually: "Anyway, I shall provide for Rose, so thai no one cau ever say Mr. Thayer's money was a factor. lioso will have a dot." "A. \s-hat?" Maybe after all, the chat was not leading to Jeff'* ai- irs. ".<v \vnat, J-Mpa?" "A dowry.-" "Oh!" Jeff was starl'.-.l. * * • •Y7"OU know 7''-^ nc-vcr been a rich man. Bui jti the past few nonths, my prr-^pects ha\ F o under- ;ono a tremendous change for the iclter." "Well,"' Jeff said, foci ing now mile muddled, "that's guixl." "i'es, it is. Vast vistas are opcn- ; lo me. Horizons." The Major vavcd his arms and then folclcc hem over his paunch. "1 am now n the midst of some rather tedious irctiminarios." The Major slopped Idgcting. "That's why f wanted In lalk lo you. Chiefly." He slopped again, puffing out his mustache, making humming noises in his throat. "Well?" Jeff said. "Perhaps you—" "Yes? Go on, Papa." "Jeff." The Major coughed and thrust a finger between his collar- band and his neck. "Jeff, can you lend me—umm—fifty dollars?" Jeff stared, and then turned his eyes away from Iho spectacle of his father's painful embarrassment. He got up slowly and moved toward the bed. As it happened, ho did hnvo fifty dollars, money he'd been saving, a litlle bit at a time, sine; 1 Hie day he read the advertisement of the carloon contest in the magazine. If he had won the contest, the money would have been spent for railroad fare out nf Blakcsvillc— us far as fifty dollars would take liim: the rest he could have scraped up. somehow. Hut now thai he was stayine; on, in the same old groove— He shoved aside the pillow, readied for the sock and upended it. The money fell out, some of it silver, but mostly one-dollar bills. He counted. Fifty-two dollars and BY 1'ETEU HDSON s'KA Washington C'tJn-cspoiulciil WASHINGTON — (NBA)-- Tlie hl«r er.-onoini.st of the National \ssoctatton of Manufacturers has io\v crashed through with his ans- ,cr on how families carniny $45.83 week or less can tfet. by without wage increase in today's era of nncy prices. Tlu> answer [s; "Let 'Em Eat U'i>.iis"-~!u the exact words of 41- ear-old Ralph West Robley of \lasoiKowM, W. V*a., and New York. This solution may make just s much economic sense as the re- em Nathan report for Ihe C. 1. O., v-hich flatly declared that Industry •an pay 25 per cent hlchcr wages vithout raising prices. \Vhal Hobey is Irylng to say Is that the only vay out of the current pinch is to onkc the workers' money worth more by loweiine. prices. He believes lower prices can be had with increased production and consum- rcsistance to high prices. If cs for meat are too high, the family can "eat beans." says Robey, and the decreased demand will wfr'mcat prices. Mr. Robey uttered his great, "Let 'Ein Eat Iteans" economic principle oi-ioro IGfl witnesses—reporters —Just after he and they had polished off a light lunch consisting of half iirape-fnilt. duoble lamb chop garnic, grilled tomato, grilled sausage and 3trin« beans (not the kind Mr. Robey had reference to), topped off by coupe St. Jacques ann 1 demi-tasse with cigars or clgarels. Robey had been asked how n family earning less lhan $45.83 a week could get by when his own Jgures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed tlie "break-even" point for an average city family of roday was $44.^:1. There was an obvious margin here or si.GO a \vfek with which the average family could buy mink coats and a new house. But it wa.s pointed oul to Mr. Robey that for every worker earning SCO a week. Ihere had to be one earning $30 n week, lo make a $45 average and It wa.s tlu'.'ie under $4~)-a-weck people who presented Hit- real problem What, could be done lo keep them from BOing into the red? There were two ways. Dr. Rohey \ explained. He's a Columbia Uni- j vcrsicy Ph. D. and assistant professor, entitled to the Dr.. even it ! lie docs work tor N. A. M. on tlie | side. First way would ije lo give every- j liccly a 25 per cent raise. But ivhat ' Kooci would that do. he wanted 10 know, ir prices went rlslit up in the SGO-a-wcek level, giving tin- recall. Nathan said industry could afford to pay 25 per cent wage increases without raising prices, merely by taking Ihe money out of Its increased postwar profits. Nathan and the C. j. p. hurt presented their economic' report al a fancy luncheon IB days bctore. Tills was N. A. M.'s way of getting back, at a fancier o'in. | Robey is tall, dark, and slender. Nathan is taller, darker and broac'- ' I er. Nathan would really make two j of Robey and could easily win the i argument over the billions if it \ were Just, a matter of brawn. Rob- j ey said Nulhaii got $12,000 for KOI for making his survey for N. A. M. except to say It wasn't much. lie worked on n only three | days, with three helpers. Both Rotiey and Nnthan throw 1 indexes and percentages aikt bil- hion dollar figures around hue thej were so much inflated Chinese paper cnrrenVy. Each thinks the other Is wrong and cites figures to prove it. Which is all very contusing tor all the under-$45-a- weck income groups about whom this argument, in the economic stralo^phr-le is racing. Ili But Betty arable has a differ- m type of competition for one sequence in "Mother Wore Tights.". Shi; works with a vaudeville star named A. Robins, whose specialty is pulling 400 bananas out o[ his com. Not even Sarah Dernhardt could compete with 400 bananas. II-' IT STAYS, SO DOES UK Eddie Cantor, Jack Benny and George Jewel were having lunch loi;ellirr »nd Benny was trying to (alk Eddie into building a swimming poo] at his Palm Springs winter home. "But it's too expensive." protested Eddie. ''You can't take It with you/' said Jack. "Look," interrupted Jesse]. "If Cantor can't lake it with him, he ain't (join 1 ." Gone Lockhsrt. voted "The Man \\'e Love to Ihite" by a film club at Oemari'st Illgli School in Ho- fooken, N. J.. was asked to send the members an autographed picture. -Says Gene: "I don't know v,'heth- or they wanted the picture for their bulletin board or for their dart board." PCBB.V Ryan and bandleader Claude Thornhill are feuding. The pair recently appeared tofjether in a Philadelphia theater, and Claude paid no attention to Peggy's music cues—until the tiny dancer told him off, on stage yet. NOT IN A FAMILY FILM Script of "Heaven Only Knows" called for Bob CL!mtninj.;.s to run out of a burning dance-hall in 188f) Montana with his arms full of corsets and lingerie belonging to dance-hall gals. When the censors read the sci\e, they cut out the underthinys, although nobody is v.-earing them at the time. Cummings will flee from the buildiiii: empty-handed. It was an offense to throw ticket stubs on the street in England during the war. since they were needed for paper salvage. r, U. S. General HOKI/.ONTAL l,7I y Jcliu-edU.S. Army leader, Lt.-Cen. 1.1 Expunger ; 14 The U.S. .... Army air force ferrying 3 Rave 4 Hops' kiln 5 French article GHaul 7 Blood 8 Symbol for erbium fl Poem Affects Eg£ The flavor of an egg laid by a hen that cats Held crass, shepherd's purse, or wild onions, will be af- lecteti by these plants. ITS NAME FRau ITALIAN WORD BEC^VJSE A\EDIE\«I_ THOLk&Hf IT WAS CAUSED BY THE INFLUENCE OF THE HEAVENLY BODIES. A FUL.L-SROWN INDIAN MOOSE-DEER. U'ElfeHS ONLr 1-7 ANSWKK: In the state of Washington. NF.XT: When was the first U. K. expedition lo the Antarctic? command wa? under his lf> Lease 10 Genus of i maples Ifl Paradise 20 East (Fr.) 21 Acquiesced 2.7 Female sheep 24 Area mc:i 25 Forenoon (ah.) 2? Billiard shot 30 Periods of time 34 Asseverate :i~> Sustenance :tfi Nuisances . ;i8 Companionable M Rough lava •10 Moriiidin dye •I 1 College cheer •l-l Rag •!fl Ontario (ab.) 52 Malt drinks 54 Clock face f)5 On the ocean r>(i Mounded ;iB Ascended CO Frightens Gl Wanderers VERTICAL ! At this place '_ 10 Interpret 11 Enlarged 12 Slave 17 Credit (ab.) .18 Eye (Scot.) 21 Limb 22 1440 minutes 24 Blood vessel 20 Merit award 27 Head covering 28 Hail! 2!) Legal point 3! Rivnr island 32 Scottish sheepfukl 33 Pigpen 37 Perched 38 Blemish 41 Rodents 42 Fish sauce 4'i Olympian goddess 45 Fruit drinks 40 Palm lih- 47 Symbol for 43 Ardor •Ifi Bones' SO Require "il Lishl browns S3 Indian weight riS Point a xvdapori 57 Symbol for tellurium 5D Universal lanjjuage Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoopie 1HI5 ARE '(HE BIG&ES' 3OB OF AGOW WiSTAH MA3OR DOME E^ER ONE rA ' PEDIGREE DISW.' 1 OOKT LAKTO DEBATTE ~ BIRD-—gut x cfti^T I-U.-.P DEf;P W ^VV BOSOM. EF V\E TASTE MORE SIDE GLANCES by Gdlbrairh seventy-five cents. "Here, Papa." "Just the fifty, Jeff. You keep—" "Might as well have II all." "No, no. I really hesitated to—" "Oh, that's all right." "You understand," the Major said punctiliously, "it's just a loan?" "Sure, I understand." (To Be Continued) family no more than it got now for 'Iliat. obviously, was the wrong approach. Dr. Koliey indicated. The riuht approach was to make the I Mf) worth more. Oh. lie pranti'd |]i:U Ihe worker mSslit try In bargain for a lit;]more money. We should constantly :nvisi> the wage scale, he s,ild. Hut ihi-n he came buck to Ihe gonoral .•(.'sumption that a general wage uirri are would imnn a ycncral pri-e increase, and would dn 11,1 Tiu're were only two ways to lower prices. Dr. liobey said, first by t Increasing nro.-iuction. M^coiul !j-.- SI-C'IIKT OUT When tiip N. A M. went befo:-.- C<:ns;ress lo <a>po..f OPA tomr,.ls. i'«''H'y said UlC.V .soujillt l\s a MlHstl- iuie. 'Prii-e control by the. Amer- !c:in hoiiscwi:e." What they favor'-'I was nol paying one ci-nt more than was necessary for anythiiu:. r.-.iiFUmcr reslstnnce could "reduce prices and that was the way to Krt them down. "'here. The secret was out. This amazingly simple solution to all the counlry's economic woes was developed as n sideline. Real purpose ot Ihe two-hour proas luncheon for which N. A. M. picked up '.lie cherk was to blast 38-year-old Robtit Roy Nathan's recent wage report for the C.I O. In (hat report, you'll f f.SCAPED THE V —-AMDTO ME IT LOOViG '•f\ U1<E 6IVIN6 ABORGI.AR '•• \ 'Tue KEYS TO V TUe Out Our Way I MAP TH' IDEAR \ TH' DAVS OT- CATTLE I STi.N-'iP5DSS VVAS / OVER--DO v txi / v;\.>ow now f=-v NCU WGRf: GOIM'f "Before you start your nsxt snappy story, I have a niecsftge from our sponsor!'.^., brief By j. R. Williams HE DOM'T V HOVJ f.OFT HE H\5 IT. BE'W AS1.E TO 5TOPA STAMPS DP l^-"\ ELASV.' 'TUP THUMDERIM6 hKRO'_

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