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BIATITRVILLR (AUK,) COURIEK NEWS- THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS J- THE COURIER NEWS OO. J H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOKFP, Editor > PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager ~" Salt National Advertising Representatives: W»U*ee Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Dej trolt, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at ihe post• tfllce at Blythcvllle, Arkansas, under act or Con- r jress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCniPTION RATES By ccrrler In the city of Dlytlicville or ntiy -" vjbuiban town where carrier service is maintained 20c i>er week, or 85c per month. By nmll, within B radliw of 40 miles, $400 per " year $200 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. ' The Communist Wedge For move than I wo years now Ih'j • American Communist Party, like :. •':' small but-well-placed wedge, has boon splitting ever move widely thai grotm • of voters loosely defined as liberal or progressive. | The Communists; began in New York Stale—where they are most numerous—by causing a cleavage in the American Labor Party. The anti-Communists formed Ihe Liberal Parly a.ii'1 the Red clement .slaved with the ';. ALP whiclr, up to now, has retained a majority of the original party's voles. Then, in last year's political cam-•. paigns, a rift developed within Hie : C10-PAC and the National Cili/cns- PAC over Communist influence an«l ^ sympathixers. H spread to the CIO itself and threatened :r split at the Atlantic City convention. This was " averted by a resolution, drafted by a .. committee made up equally of righl- and leff-wingers, which denounced . Communist interference without threat- 1 ening any action if il contiiuio. Now Ihe issue has caused a break 1"—between..two groups of a more general , makeup, the Progressive i Citizens of ; America and the American;; for Demo• cratic Action. The membership of ; both is studded with famous names of : New Deal days. Henry Wallace is prin- : cipal spokesman for the PCA, while th.> • ADA boast such supporters as Airs. '- Eleanor Roosevelt and her son Frank•° lin, Leon Henderson, Chester Howies % and Wilson Wvatt. C* We have called communism ,: •: wedge, but nuu'h of the force that has ._ driven it came from without. Th-j wartime alliance with Russia and the . postwar problem of friendly relation» : ' with..'thai country have put the American Communists' customary activities . in a different light, i This intensified the confusion which : probably was inevitable with the death "• .of President Roosevelt, who had helil • a heterogeneous group of supporters together throughout our participation in the war. But perhaps the Communist wedge is also helping to brin.< clarity out of the confusion by-point- in}? up the isKtic. 1'he isijiie is Uiis: Must \ve put 'tin with subversive activities pinstiuci'iul- iii(j an libcralis^i at homo in order to achieve harmony abroad? Must we speak softly of communism and magnify the shortcomings of our own governmental forms atul practice* lest wo offend otiv .critical donui.slic Communists iuul tho tcnipcrainentiil Politlniro in Moscow? Tile ADA says no. Its program expresses general approval of our foreign policy and rejects ''any association with Communists or sympathizer* with communism as completely as we reject any associations with Fascists or their sympathisers. Jtolli are hostile to tho principles of freedom and democracy . . ." • N Mr. Wallace has not gone .this far, especially as regards foreign' policy. And it is his undoubted misfortune Unit his iMadison Square Garden S|:(:cch won him the support of American Communist publications which arc now attacking the ADA. So it seeirjs possible that the Communist wedge may be weakening itself even as it splits the liberal forces wider. .For with each new split moro persons emphatically dissociate thein- .sclves from the Communists. With each new split flic Communists' activities are spotlighted more clearly. As a result, the parly in this country may find itself too isolated to prevent the sensible and possible co-operation of a strong, democratic, capitalistic United States with a strong, communistic, totalitarian Russia—a Russia which, of course, would never permit a propagandist for capitalism to open bis mouth more than once within the Soviet Union's borders. SATURDAY, .JANUARY II, 10-17 ,SO THEY SAY There is not much thai we could elimlnnt-i now. We are down to the bare essentials today. —E. u Van Baalen, president Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Women's Apparel Group, on new bathing suits. • • * As a lawyer 1 am sorry to have to report that there is at least one field in which In.; scientific search for truth has hard steddtm;, and that is before the judicial branch of the government.—Felix S. Cohen, Interior Department associate solicitor. Defective though our way of .life may be in some respects, it manages to Icmpt at least some of the Russians, and peculiarly influential ones ivt that.—Dr. Albert Parry, Northwestern u. If. after alt reasonable economies without (.Tippling essential government .services, tl-.e midget can be balanced and some payment made on the huge public debt, then I would favor l!'c use of any surplus for a lax reduction.—Treasury Secretary Snyder. JEANNETTE COVERT- NOLAN XXVIII JUDGE LOGAN sat at a long ta•* blc covered with legal-looking documents. Ho war, thin, sandy nnd youngish, but of a stern cast ox countenance; he wore dark- rimmed spectacles which he took .oil as he rose. "Good morning, Major Cameron." His voice was lukewarm und his handshake perfunctory, but he smiled a little. "You want ID see me on business? The Major seated himself in one ot the big leather chairs. He was wondering how to approach his subject. Finally he raid, "I have never known you very w« spite ot the fact that we've been neighbors lor a good ninny years . . .| But I have always entertained n cordial feeling for you, siv." He paused." "Very hind of you," said Judge Logan. '•Umm, yes. ... Therefore I have decided lo offer you on opportunity- .to—!o get rich. That is, if yo\ care -rf>.'" *'l do," said Judge Logan. "Mos people do, I suppose. I meot whr fjiv opportunities of the "sort my'.practice." The Major brightened. It wa going better now. He drew a dee breath, drew the certificates froi.. his pocket, "I am the president o • the Shepaiidoah Investment Com pany, and though most ol 01 ' slock has been subscribed, we stil > are able to offer several shares it to a selected number of prom nent—umm—persons. The stock It be itftd in blocks of five shares at ten dollars a share. Each of these certificate* is worth fitly dollars." eh? Whore is the well?" ''In Vanderburgh County." "Tim county? I've never prd—" 'The well hasn't yet been dug." •".Mi?" V3ut it will be, very shortly." Ifour company vs properly in- rporalecl.and al; £'at, Major?" "Oh. yes. And \\-~ have the geol- ;ist's report on t'.-s lease<l tract, "here is oil in grc;i: quantity just little below •ound." tbe suriacc of. the Is it, indeed'" took the ccrlTfteale Judge Logan XTDGE LOGAN said. i: i should like lo see your papers of incor- oralion and the geologist's i'e- orl." The, Major was surprised, nnd •ondered where these muniments 'ere. He couldn't rcnicnibcr hav- ig seen them. But Mr. MMgrin vould know, or Richard Dreen. He aid, "I haven't them vvilh me lie moment. I can bring them to ou." "I v,'i=h yoa would." Judge L>ogan seemed to examine the cer- ilicates with a meticulous ntlen- ion. "Arc you alone in this vcn- nrc, Major Cameron?" "Alone?" "The company has other off! cers? 1 ' "Oh, yes. Mr. Hubert Milgrin our treasurer and vicc-presi dent, Mr. liicliard Brccn our E retary," "Milgrim? Brcon?" Judge Loga glanced up, over "nis spectacle >.':r/is_. "I am not familiar with—" ' "ihoy are two gentlemen from Chicago." "May I inquire how yon became associated with them? Someone introduced you, perhaps? Who,Said Doctors Always Disagree? INlTHE CONDITION, DOCTOR/ MTHlHAT READILY CONCUR. \ IN HOLLYWOOD IIV KltSKINl-: JOHNSON' NKA Staff Conrslioiuli'iit HCLLYWCCU — i NBA) —Even if husband Glenn Ford doesn't fully approve, Kleatior !>owc!l Is Scrl- "Us about resuming her career. She ins rented a Hollywood dance studio, to rehearse her new routines for n nislit-chil) tour startlnu In rhlladelphia late tills month and ending in Chicago, During lier recent trip III .New Vorlt, I'mldic Bartholomew's Ainu Cissy Jived for s l\ weeks i" a hole', jusl three blocks from ivlierr Fred die Is living with his wife. Hut llicy didn't see caeh other. Auntie and Freddie have ^ fondine ever .since Ills unu 1 - HnMvwoc.il is .still lalktng about dirctor Mitch L?Lsen' s New Year's ve party. The affair cost him Him $30,000, what with a dance litiio converted into a night club. TO orchestras, baked pheasant, and lampagne, and breakwa.st at 0?JO in. for 500 guests. I'CKV IN I.OVK . . .? Paramount lias written a new iding for "The Road to Rio." ('living the audience lip in the ail lo which lover, Hope 01 .Ortiir.y, cl.s Dottle L;imour. in tiii- final Dottic .says, "f love you oth," and tlic picture will fudu nt on a romantic shot of Nineara alls. -• Hope, by the way, cleaned up n the none Bowl game. "I saw llinois play . Northwestern." he rinnecl, showing us a wad of bills ig enough 10 clioke Sinatra. -cNot had idea.) Veronica Lake and Alan Laclcl re playing rough again in "fiai- on." in one scene she bites hiiv. WASHINGTON COLUMN eales in his hands. He mit on his spectacles and looked ai, thorn, looked for quite a *hU«, as if he were everi"reading Ui^-iKlne prtht which the Major himself 0 liad really tte\er got , kfound to reading. "An oil well, "No. It was— coincidence. But _ omm — felicitous (or all concerned I was at tho hotel one morning getting _shaved, Mr. Milgrim introduced himself to me. You see, li knew tr)e by reputation. Judge TellJ me all about it," said The Major blew through his ustachc. The request was im- rcccdenlcd. But he wns not dis- leased. Why shouldn't he tell all bout it? When he had finished. Judge ogan got up abruptly. "I must ive this sonic thought," he said. Can yon drop in this aflcrnoon?" "Yes, sir. I can. If—" "Drop in, and bring those pa- evs. And I think I'll have Lardner at the same time.' 1 "Lardner?" j •'You know, Harry, the county Major Cameron sMd he did not uiaw Mr. Lardner. "I believe Harry would like lo ear -what you'vj just told me. You won't mind repeating :t?" "Oh, no." The Major reached or his hat and cane. "Yon think, hen. that ?.ti'. Lindner also might interested in the Shenandoah Company *" "I'm sure he would," said Judge .ogan. t * o \T;-.JOR CAMERON went directly from the court-house to he St. George nnd telephoned up from the lobby to Mr. Milgrini's room, giving an enthusiastic account of his call on Judge Logan. This was a windfall. With men like Judge Logan and Mr. Harry Lardner, the county prosecutor, behind him, he could sell slock like hot caV?-| "You let me have the incorporation papers, Mr. Milgrim—" "What?" Mr.' Milgrim's voice was faint, as if he swooned al the good nevvr, "What for?" "T^ lake to Mr. Lardner this afternoon. The county prosecutor. Shall I come \ip nnd get them now?" "No," Mr. Milgrim said. "No, don't. I'm coming dou'n. Wait for me in the bar." Mr. Milgrim added an exclamation which the Major thought he misunderstood, for Mr. Hubert Milgrim was not a pro- fan? man. "What did you say?" the Major queried politely. Then he held off the telephone receiver and stared at it wilh rather an affronted air. Apparently Mr. Milgrim had ilmng (To B« .Continued). ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••ft** BV PETER KDSON ?v"KA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. (NEAI --President Tinman's state of Hie Union message and the Senate Re- uibllcan conference laljor program provide the first opportunity to see lio-.v close together and how far npnrl the Iwo parlies arc on revis- ina labor" legislation. Two specific references in t!'.e President's message drew applause. First was when lie said there should be early legislation to prevent jnrlsdicUonal .strikes. Second was lylien he said collective bargaining agreements should be faith, fully adhered to by Ijolh parties. Bin there is n lot more agreement than on those two points Another "Unjustifiable labor practice" wljlcli the President mentioned was the secondary boycott . Labor unions use this kind" of strike, against an employer to make him stop bundling parts or material produced by rival unions or noii- nnion workers. The Republican conference labor committee, consisting of Senators Taft, Smith and Hail, goes along with the President in opposition to ' Ihe secondary boycott, bitt thev "o much further. ' | The President says there should be no blanket prohibition aaainst boycotts. HO would not deny unions the right to boycott to preserve their existence or any sains Inadf through bargaining. The GOP leaders would outlaw "II boycotts. jurisclictioiml strikes and strikes conducted to force union recognition during organization of Ihe workers. In ihe first draft of the revised Case Bill introduced in Ihe Senate, these offenses would he punishable by S5GOO fines and a year's imprisonment. The Republicans would go even further here, by authorizing anyone who suffered a loss from any' of these union practices to .sup in federal conns for triple diimases And wildcat strikes would cause striking employes to lose their righls under the Wngner Act. Employers would not have lo rehire strikers in such cases NO DRAFT TIIKEAT Still another remedy which the President asked is legislation to provide machinery for arbitiatinj: and settling disputes arising under n labor contract. Tlie Republicans would handle" tliis one by permitting cither management or unions to sue In federal court for enforcement of the contract and recovery of damages. Republican thinking goes along with the President on the need for extending Department of Labor machinery to assist in collective bargaining by mediation, voluntary arbitration and fact-finding. Tlic Republicans would provide it by Imposing a new live-man federal mediation board on lop of the crescnt U. S. Conciliation SeivL-e. Whonevci Ihe board Intervened in n dispute, there would have to bo a GO-day cooilng-off period. Km- ployes who struck In this period would lose their right to bo vo- lurcd. Employers who violated ihe restriction could be cited for unfair labor pracliccs under Ihe National Labor Relations Act, All proposals arc pr'cUy sketchy on what would be done if Ihis' machinery broke down. | The President did not renew' his request of last year, that Milk- ers apainsl ihe government be drafted. The President briefly mentioned the need to broaden .strinl legislation to lessen the causes ol workers' Insecurity. in their immediate program the Republicans have nothing to match this. But separately '.hey will iu- trodu'e bills to raise the minimum wage, .'.el up A national hra'ah program, broaden Social Security coverage and provide better liouslr.ir. WHERE THEY PAKT It is on the President's final reaommcndallon—for the creation o! i temporary loint commission cf 12 congre.vinnrn and e.lfrtit roprcM-n- , Utivcs of labor, management and the public to r.i.iidy ^ndiistilal re- lations—thai the two parlies scorn I pretty far apart, I Tiic President says such a com- I mission should be able to report by March IS. The Republicans In their policy .statement say "sucn an investigation would lake each lauor problem, make it the subjecl for special congressional investigation n«d separate remedial action. On these .specific subjects, the Republicans seem prepared to go 'way beyond anything the Demo- crats have in mind. The President mentioned only the need for preventing nation-wiue strikes, improving the collective bargaining process, studying underlying strike causes. The senators have in mind limiting the rights of supervisory em- ployes 10 'bargain collectively, overhauling the National Labor Relations Act, amending the Nbrris-Ln- Ouardia Anti-Injunction Act, out- lawin-; compulsory membership h unions, establishing federal standards for union organization, making unions financially responsible, ant the writing of a new anti-monopoly act to apply to labor unions. THIS CURIOUS WORUI ARE /MORE CLOSELY RaATEO O SP/O£KS- THAN TO FISH. KNOWN AS THAN SOAAE PRODUCE HAPOER LUA\B C P TREES. T. M. qtc. o. s p.' ANSWER: Gif.phite, a hind of lead ore. NEXT: Arc all cobra biles fatal? SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith | Juan CaulfieUI's sister, Betty iir- rives in Hollywood late this month for a film career of her own. . . . Guy Madison, who has been soina placer, with Gall Russell, has gotten mound to Cathv Downs i.unu,i;oo ni'ST Notes ironi.n "Duel in Ihe Sun" program: Lusty and bawdy. Howard Hiilihe.s'd better not sre. H makc.s "The Outlaw" look like a tatfy pull, i Where were Ihe consors?> You ilon't liEtvc lo ha\ p e a • story to spend S5 million on a in but It Would have helped. . Gregory Peck gives a groat per' formanee. A sock clitna.x, but much too lent;. Texas, lonu famous for cattle, will now be famous for corn. The invitations said formal, but there's nlwuys a rugged individualist. We saw one fellow in the lobby wearing n brown suit, a bluc- ami-white checkered sport shirt and no lie. Hack In prewar - normalcy note: I,'nl versa I - International will "••(lonsur a beauty contest fin- hens', lo help hallyhno "The Kjjff and I." Contestants will be judged on Ihe Lasi.s (if charm personality and sex appeal, anil ll'U uiniHT .will IIP named Miss Slirli Chick of 1317. Movie Czar Eric Johnston, convalescing from pneumonia in Arizona, will return to his desk in Washington late this month. . . . Miriam Hopkins and her recently- reconciled husband, Hay Brock, arc forming a Broadway " rcpiylory company. . . . Raymond Massey will co-star with Rox Russell in "f.««Tnlng Becomes Elect™." He's n the wrist—girl biles Ladd. . . . | the husbimd she poisons. Comedian HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured c-nmedinn . ; 2'lncrttiess '- 1 •I Frustrate 5 Tlii'ce in cards 6 Mohammedan 10 B 'SSer magistrate ' 1 Heating 18 Gull-like bird devices 19 Daybreak 13 Swiss river (comb, form) H Underworld 20 Love god god 21 Georgia (ab.) 17 Accomplish 22 Go by sleam'cr 23 Type of 2r> Regrets architecture 27 Alms 24 Heast of 2!) Young.salmon burden 30Negative vole' 25 He cavorts on II Girl's name 12 Duration T! Baked ciay *f) Size of typo 30 Bones 3flHailroad (ab.) Food 43 Symbol for thulium 44 Grain crop 47 Poker slake •iS Entreaty 50 Loved 52 Meat dishes fvl Perception 55 Sleeping visions VERTICAL 1 Arachnids 2 Foray S Si.tit'.red side •1 At:empt r.Oi! '.iniL- (nb.) the' '2li Russian . -H Goddess of mountains inCatualion 28 Organ of sight *2 Conduce 29 Light touch 45 ' J " il 0[ .'12 Screed .; - 4f ' &cn "»' s 3'! Venerate v 35 Canoes •*• 37 Accumulate 39 Demented 40 Halt-cm W Priority (prefix) 49 Meadow 51 Eye (Scot.> 53 Transpose (ab.) U---U-I- FUILi. Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople 6AD.'lF(1 W OLD a'OCKEV.'-'-TEl.l. AD — HAVE YOU LAID EV6S OM SEED SASON H& TO GO SOUF 'CAUSE H& ^ AMD MOST NfreR\)lG\M IUN\ ABOUT f^. MlSSlWG GOOSE TO \\SHICH He AVW Hfxvje A cuue.' FR05T A80\16 FIRST HE HABTOCATC;'. A LITTLE MOOLA,8UT VOL) 3A60M COULD 80ME5 OVER A GDODBY 3ASOM Out Our Way ByJ. R. Williams SHE WAS HOMEI.V, HER LOVERS VVAS Al.LUS SOLD RUSHIN1-- IF _"HE \\i\B PURTy IT WOULD LEAN IN-LOVERS KEEPIN'HER OUT LOMGER.' "When ) said Pd never set foot in your shop again, I hadn't tried to manage therr^anc} a shopping bag on a bus'" VCLI MAK6 V ' IT IDIOTIC 7LJST BECAUSE I SAID, "IF THAT OU7 G\TE COULD ONLY THIS, IS WtlLTT MADE IT LEAW OUT— "DOM'T LEAVE ME FOR FILTHV KLONDIKE GOLD

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