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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 8, 1947
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EIGHT BLYTHEVILLR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS K.YTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager ~" Hole N»UonM Advertising Repr«seiitailve«: Wtitece Wltmer Co., New York, Chlcigo, Detroit, AtUntf, Mtmphlt. - Published Every Afternoon fotcept Sunday >5nt«red «s second class matter nt the post- c'ffioe »t Blylhevlllo. Arkansas, under act of Oon- grest, October 9. 1911. T* Served by the United Preas SUBSCRIPTION RATES - By crrrler to the city of Blytheville or any jHburban town where carrier service Is maintained 20c iwr weefe, or 85o per month. U By'mall, within a radkis of 40 miles. $400 per vear f i200 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by rial! ouUld* 60 mile zone. $10.00 per year jayable In advance. •: . Hopeful Signs Russia's adamanl insistence on Ihu 'right'to veto proposed punishment for atomic warfare violators could lead to trie horrible absurdity of one member's being- able to block all United Nations attempts to prevent atomic world war. Yet there arc u few hopeful signs that this outcome is not inevitable. . The first and most apparent sign is the Soviet Union's willingness t.) continue discussions. Another is the rather overlooked fact that, four weeks before Mr. Gromyko addressed the Atomic Energy Commission, Mr. I\lf>lo- tov told the General Assembly that llussia would not insist on a veto over arms inspection. In his statement to the atomic energy group, Mr. Gromyko made no reference to his superior's recent departure from the usual Russian policy. In fact, his words seemed an emphatic reat'firmation of the Soviet dictum that everything must be done according *to "established principles" and "tinder the condition of unanimity." Yet the fact remains that Russia has not considered tlie UN's "established principles" too inflexible to prevent her making or changing the rules as discussions proceeded. Nor is on,: of those principles, that of "unanimity" (the favorite Russian term in referring to the veto), too sacred to b,: abandoned by Russia, and on the very important point of armament inspection. T Further, there is the point that Russia's u;holo attitude toward atomic ^energy control seems contrary lo present reality. The United Slates apparently has the world's only stockpile of atomic bombs. Yet the United States, holding most of the knowledge and facilities for atomic bomb construction, wants to assure the punishment of any violator of an atomic disarmament •-treaty. . Russia professes to distrust this country, its monopoly of. information on atomic bomb construction, and its continued production of the missiles themselves. Yet Russia wants to give this country the right to prevent its own punishment if it violates any future atomic control agreement. The sinister possibility must be considered that the Russian government might really hope to violate a future agreement while (mating the United States and other countries to live up to it. Hut that would be an extremely .. hazardous undertaking, even in the unlikely event that Russia would violate her pledge, given to the UN delegates, lo waive a veto ol' arms inspection. Any discovery of a use of atomic energy by Russia inviolalion of a treaty, with a consequent veto of proposed punishment, would undoubted!/ lead to similar activities in other conn- tries, and lo war. However ardent the Soviet government's desire may be to communi/o and control the world, it is incredible to think 'that it would risk another war to fulfill it. Russia is suffering even now from the effects of a victorious war. Her .leaders surely know what they stand to lose in an atomic conflict. If Russia's immediate goal is peace, security and recovery, the rest of the world may hope that its attainment will prevail over the present Russian insistence upon the strict formalities of a procedure which points the way toward potential disaster. The New Freedom 'I'ho authors of our Bill of Right.; could not foresee, when they provided u.s willi freedom of speech and aSRCin- lily, thai Uie ftilurc might jeopard i-/,o. another inalienable ritfhl of free mc>i —the freedom to listen to whnt they wish to liwir. '1'he sound truck and Iho, blaring i-iulio fixed that. Political speeches and the merits of conlendinif parlies In in- ilustrinl disputes now invade the relative i|uict of American offices and shops, and the sanctity of American homes. There is no escape. Thick walls and closed windows are unavailing We were therefore luippy to see that the New Jersey Supreme Court has remedied the inadvertent oversight of our early statesmen by upholding the ordinance of the city of Trenton hamiiiifr sound trucks. "The freedom to express one's 'opinion aiid to invite others to assembly to hear these opinions does not contain the right to compel others to listen," the ruling held. "The means of expression through a sound amplifier is tantamoimt to compulsion." Wt^rongratnlate the eminent jurists and the happy Trentonians who an: now legally protected from the necessity of having raucous harangues forced into unwilling ears. •"(ANETTE .COVERT' NOLAN i XXV had a letter that week ;: too, in the Saturday mornin= mail, but she wasn't there, to rc- ™ive it, having driven off early wrth Basil in his new Pierce Arrow "n what Basil called a filial nls- >sga\ documents, picking up to Jotch back certain other legal npcuments. Touched by Mr. Earlc's ' 1^ **«% faith in Basil ' s re '^- .niity, Sidney vowed it should not ' "'V> e » rayed - Thcy would dri « ^ f J ?' Shc saic1 ' taki "g the vAole clay; an d she prepared a oaek-ct lunch to be eaten at noon oy the roadside. The car purred like a tiger cub. n ^ v Were at tho p dcrsburqh court-house and bowling out again on schedule. Somewhat later than w°^' A"? Sl ° pped in a ni «l-" wcoaed glen oft the main road for tneir picnic. The day was fine; clear Icmon- /^^ EU ight i a pnslcl sk y. l ^« Mirblshmg to bronze. The brook trading the glen was a brown mirror with curled white edaes ! J : h*y sat in the grass and Basil Ln- ! packed the basket. "You fixed all the' tilings I like V.est, Sid. Up with the dawn and iu-Ways trying to please me. Re- rrJnd me to tell you you're a cruckerjack cook." Sidney said ho didn't have to tell her, she "Mamma taught me, and she's superb." Basjl filled the v platcs, tney ate wrth appetite and few words. Then Basil got out brown-paper ciga- rrti, and they smoked. "May. I lie down with my head In -your lap, Sidney?" • "1 wouldn't squawk." She waj l*«llne rather drawn to Basil, may have been only the "One Jitlle kiss and you go getting ideas?" "But I love you—and for yourself, your cooking. I never think about your being an heiress." "Heiress? Oh, you mean Dixon? Maybe Rose will give nic her old fur coats nr her diamonds when they get dirty." "You think Rose will marry him?" "Yes, next summer, doesn't she's crazy." If sin bounce It brought a curve of recollection, some word or action, Papa's frequent mysterious absences from iiamc, his friend Mr. Milgrim, lhos.<> conferences al the hotel. Shc sat and thot-Jit, and then pushed Basil's nead out oi her lap. "Gel up! We're leaving here." "Hey, what—" "How f.nsl can you drive that auto of yours?" "Uke Ihe (lends of hell. But don'l want to." Uasil had struggled lo his knees. "I'm having fun." "Come on." Sidney turned toward the road. Grumbling, Basil followed with the picnic things. All Right Now,-Which.Will It Be? WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1D47 IN HOLLYWOOD ISV KIISKINH JOHNSON NKA Staff C'orrespotldelit HOLLYWOOD — IN1SAI —Styles In Hollywood glamor queens nave changed, too. The movies' femmes fiitnle today fiuic'tlon in a more normal and conventional Cushion ihnn did their aUiniim sisters <)| a decade ago, who were expected to exude excitement and eccentricity every hour on the hour. Today (he ylamor (.his of the movies can afford to be themselves, instead of conforming lo u pattern of show,- behavior for (he benefit, of fans. White bearskin rugs, over- slued limousines, liveried chauffeurs and lion cubs on leaches are as outmoded as the P-3fl. Betty Button can he the doting and devoted mother. Alice Faye [ wants the world to know she « the happy housewife aiul mother. Dorothy Lamoni 1 . the sarong queen, likes nothing better than slipping into n pair of Levis and lending n hand around the new ranch. Lauren Biicall is as prond of being lirst mate on Humphrey noyau's siiiluosit as of being hubby's fo-star. Or take t.izabcuh Scott. (We'd like to take her.) UZ LIVKS SI.MI'I.Y I.iv.abeth has upset all the orthodox rules of how ;i new Hollywood glamor .star should live and conduct herself. In her personal habits she has .scarcely changed from the ambitious, frightened litUe understudy of Titllulnli Baiikhead. despite her heady Hollywood success. She's now starring in her fifth picture, "I walk Alone." We spent the day with her recently. She doesn't live in a Beverly Hills mansion, with a retinue of •••••••••••••t WASHINGTON COLUMN avior of the motorcar. She over Snd kissed htm. "Sid, why can't we be'cngnged. 1 " J\ s a matter of fact," Uasil said. "1 didn't mean that at all. You'll be an heiress in your own right, as soon ns Ihe -:hio comes in." "What ship?" "A rhetorical figure, of course for the Major's investment." "Papa's?" "Papa's," Basil said "He was talking to me about it one day lasl week. Or talking around it. Vast vistas are opening for him. The alliteration is his." "Oh, Papa's always fancying—•• Sidney paused. "What did hc'sav 'o you?" "Nothing much. Just that lie's in lus stock .something and bound to r>al;c wads of dough. He hinted I could maybe buy into it." Sidney sal slraighlcr. "And what :nd you say." 1 "That I haven't a cent except an allowance from Mr. Rutherford ,if C ^ tllat il ' s '"sufficient to the bare necessities of life—and aiways due my creditors, anywav So then Papa closed 'up like 'a Sidney-threw her claret into the brook. "You mean he's scllinH °?m I! 1 * 1 tried to sel1 y° u some?" Well, we didn't get that far But I rather think so. Why?" "Why?" Suddenly her memory £as like a rubber ball bouncing spring, back to Ihe start of Papa's eccentricity; and with every I they reached Clark Street, Sidney ran into the house. The firsl thing she saw was her letter—such an amazing Iclicr that she quite forgot about Papa. "Mamma!" she cried r.gainst a I sound of dishwashing in the kilch- j en. "Mamma, whcrc's Jeff?" "Oh, are you home, dear?" Miss Amy appeared in the hall, drying her bends on a tea towel. "Where's Jell?" "Well. I don't know. Isn't he here? He must have gone out. Sidney. Is anything wrong?" "Oh, no. Let's go sit down." In Ihe parlor, she said: "Mamma, suppose JcIT should have the chance to do something he's always wanted to do, something which would make him happy? Would you object?" "Object? Why, you know there's nolhing I want more than Jeff's happiness, and yours, all my children's." "I3:il if this took Jeff away from home? No, don't say anything until you've thought it over. I know ,.„„ how you feel about us, our being I on 1 a family circle, a group. And you love Jeff so much because he's the oldest—" "I love you all the same!" "But suppose. Jeft had to leave home soon?" "Is it another contest?" "No, so far It's ]ust supposing." "Well," Mamma said, "if Jeff wanted to go, and if it was the right thing, I'd never stand in his •.•.•=7." (To Be Cmltnned) BY I>ETI:II BOSON N'KA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Tf here is one thing which every- loy hopes to get out of Ihe new 'ongiess more than anything else, t Is a c»t In taxes. Statements by both President Truman and .Secretary or the Treasury John W. Snyder up to he end ol the year were all in favor of keeping taxes up. Thru- idea 'las been that while prosperity is :iere lax rates should be- kept high, to reduce the national debt. licpubllcnii majorities in Con- rcss have other ideas. They have campaign promise, to cut. taxes fast. 20 per cent across the board. Holy-poly Congressman Harold S. Knutson. the Wadena. Minn., newspaper publisher who Is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, lost no (line, intfociue- Ins n bill In the House, while the new Congress was only minutes old. to cut taxes 20 per cent on incomes up to about 5300,000. His intention Is to cut only individual ncume taxes. Corporations got their cut year and won't get another c nt till next yen he sus Knutson .says he will run hi; committee in !he same nonpnrt'isan way tlint the Democrats ran it under Chairman "Muley'' Hob Doughton of North Carolina. Wliich means it won't, be nonpartisan at all. GUI' FIOltKES VAHV With individual income (axes now bringing in $18 billion :i year, a 20 per cent cut would mean S3.C billion. Hut it i s the OOp hope thai, this rate cut will so stimulate business that incomes will co still higher niiri revenues won't tall off a bit. This is the Andy Mellon trick. He worked it four times In the 1920's, and it enablca him t» reduce tlie n.iticnal debt 36 per cent in 10 years. The World War I debt was only $25 billion, however. Now it'.s $2G!1 billion. So even ihn Republicans are willing to appropriate S4 or $5 billion a year to cut it down. Also. the Republicans will have lo meet this year's deficit of SI.9 billion, to balance Ihe budget — another campaign promise. Total tax receipts are now about £•10 billion a year. Subtract from thai figure the $ billion tax cul It leaves $30.4 billion for all government expenses. Republicans will have to keep under that figure to balnnro the budget. While Representative John Tabrr of New York, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, talks about holding expenses to S29 billion, other Republicans say the total must po to 532 billion If they hold to either figure, there will be room for further tax cuts. President Truman's sudden year- declaring the official end or hostilities presents another tax problem. This declaration automatically puts a July 1 end lo a number or excise lux rates on such "lings as jewelry, furs, admission/, ravel and liquor. That will reduce tax rec-elpls by nn estimated S7CO million for the second half ,,t 1041 It may do even more. Since people know that these taxes will be reduced July i ihfv may withhold purchases 'till a-if that diite. That might cause hn'id- fhlp in |he trades nifected ilur- IIIR the i#xt six months. One remedy would be for the Republicans to make these tax cuts effective Immediately. Another would be to these rates In effect bcy- I. If ihev are considered taxes and good revenue- Knutson doesn't want to go Into graduating the quickie lax cut to writers and athletes having high income in O nc year lo average that income over years of lower income. :i. The Surrey tax plan, which would permit husbands and wives to split family income for lax pur- liencfii the lower-income groups if ' posc ' s - This wollla llllow income he can avoid It. He feels that, * I "'^-payers of all states to share .siTVanl.s. She lives in half of a duplex house In Hollywood—which she considers a great achievement, after battling with the housing shortage for nearly two years nnct 'Ing evicted six times. She doesn't have or want a maibloiilcd swimming pool. Only twice she bus put on her glad rags and gone out to Hollywood night c:lubs. on both occasions she.fiTd It as a favor to the studio publicity depanmeiit. Usually she prefers a quiet nook In a good restaurant to the bright mints of the sunset strip. Liz proved a di.saijpoinlmcnt to the publicity department, leg-art photographers, though. Not because she doesn't have eye-arresting gams, btit because she politely but firmly declined to for purely "cheesecake art." "I'll become a star on the .strength of iny acting ability, not on the shape Of my legs," she told us. "f don't mind showing them off when there is logical reason." SPAGHETTI—AND GARLIC Her favorite dish when .she dines out is not a crepe suzette or a fancy filet, but spaghetti, liberally sprinkled with grated cheese. And she likes garlic on her bread. She's a movie fan who .sees all new pictures. She looks at them from a technical and professional standpoint, with an eye toward improving her own skill. Even if she could get one. IJ/a- bcth wouldn't have a big limousine utth chauffeur, once believed to be an essential accessory for a big- time motion picture .star. She purchased, after a year's waiting, her first automobile, a modest convertible coupe. She had to take driving lessons before she got behind the wheel herself. straight, cut is .e same lower taxes enjoyed by easiest to handle at this lime. Re flneinents can come in later bills, Principal .structural changes in the income; tux law that have been discussed in recent months arc three: 1. Elimination or double taxation on corporation dividends. '_' Permitting people like tutors, . 1 j residents of nine states which h Artist ID' i'rct I' ave | community properly laws. and any other tax reforms the Republicans can think up in the meantime will be considered when Congress takes up the 1948 lax bill, which must be passed he- lore adjournment, at the end ol July. • THIS CURIOUS WORI0 THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SPONSORED AH AUTAIZCTIC expec>iTioN/ UNDER TrIE COMMA1D OF LIEUTENANT CHARLES WILKES, THE EXPEDITION SAILED FROM NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, AND WAS GOME FOUR YEARS, AMKIN& PCRHSir DISCOVERIES. FRE5H BREAD ir <O SOFT If IS HAKO TO CUT," Sai/f A\ARLENE GLATZEL RR'EALED ONE IN ROCKV ,«OLWT. H.C THAT IS D BY .«R5. E. C. B.4YNARD, NEXT: Ifo'v did scientists recently make a snowstorm? HORIZONTAL 1,4 Pictured artist 0 He recently won the -Lewm prize 13 Exist H English novelist )5 One time 10 Funeral company (Scot.) 18 Nasal spasm 20 Planted 21 Threw •>2 Lives 23 Pronoun 2-1 Relnrd 2B Electrical unit :tl Frozen water rt2 War god 33 Military student 35 Dance 38 Chemical sufflx 39 Area mensure 40 He belongs to the surrealist 'li) Delay •',9 Ulnster (Fr.) 50 Within M Irish river 52Kndurcd 55 Derived (ah.) TG Hornan patriot 5V Colors 58 Abstract being VERTICAL 1 Spanish capital 2 Mclottious 3 Uiy (comb, form) 4 Great Lake r> Pipe fi Symbol for sodium 7 Smith Dakota (ab.) B Try !> Loves (Scot.) lOUnits 11 Skin disease 12 Pulled out weeds 17 Hreal (ah.) 19 Negative 25 Cover 26 One-spot 27 Still 28 Suit able 29Cnnslpllnlion 30 Hastened :ill Universal :H Henna 31) Cultivated spot 37 Commands 11 Cue 42 African town 13 Either •44 For fear that •)f> Tumult -1(5 Finishes 47 Till sale (ab.) 4S Assistant 53 Palm lily : 54 Preposition ' Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople REAT, C>\E9A'r5.'BR.UCE; "V/HO-HUM..' 'sf TOO BAD TWIG&S is $ A DISAPPC-AR6D/ X'NE M DON'T START V OUT OF TO\.M*i ' MRcn 1WF_ \\fir- r-lRnt-- V> PLFV/ING VvJlTH UiM. Tu66lt-iG HOP-SCOTCVt k ONTV4E. LEAfttt. IN THE- (• I FltvJDiKiG. ^bOC ' CAWOE TILL y. SOOSE V.OUID B& YOU / N DUCX <^OL>P "ME . MOOD AND THERE.' 3 <OOT A TRftCE- OF Hi MOT EVEW AVJEB i-"OOTPKtMT/ end painless raisers. IJVTKR ""USTMEXT After ( h e quickie tax bill | S out pf the way. Congress can go into ongcr.rr.nge taxation proposal" % April 1, Knulson believes r,n adjustment cnn be made on u a v ns-yoti-go income taxes withheld from pay checks nn,| opes. SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith WHAT'S it-J TOMORROW'S HASH/ ]/• Out Our Way r ' ' ' -.1 ' 1 -"'V!. HI. .-•rr..-x.. M' C-A'V. -.-v.T {; /,,o !^ : c i\ "mi. r>.x'i [ I roi.-. A By J. R. Williams DOM'T BXPECT Ml- TO LAUGH AT THAT. 1 I'M SURPRISED HE HASM'T GOT HOLD Of- HIS SISTER-- HER COAT'S OM ~TH' SAME HOOK. TOO--AND PlVfl VACAWT Pny cnvi>l- 1 £S!«J«iL«rJi I i^l3>;j J ;._ _ •<-•• " ». w. orr t-& j "We must be nice to your father fn 194-7—he's predicting a depression, and if it doesn't happen, he'll be (n the dumosl? Wt Ma HtKKl. i

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