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. FOUR BLYTHIOViU.E (AUK.) COUIUKK NKWS .^LTJTHEVILIJB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER N£WS CO, >,>H Wi HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager ''' i Bol« National Advertising Representatives: 'Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Cfclcago, De- inill, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered '*»" second.' clsss mailer at the post- .dlce at BJythevp.le, Arkansas, under act of'Con- gress, October 9,' 1917. .: .'. ' ' Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES By cr.riler In the city of Blythevllle or auy suburban town where carrier service Is maln- utlncd, 2Co per week, or 1 85e per month. By mcil, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per sear $2 00 for six months, Jl.OO (or three months; by mau-'ofclde. 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year ' payable Ju| '" '- ' Individual Labor Problems There is sonic intercstiiiR malarial for speculation in the November report' "of 'the "Na'Uomil 1 Labor Hulalions Buar'uY which ' 'shows a drop in union election ballots favoring collective liar- gajniiVg. Out. of 01,920 votes cast, lliav month, only 69 per cent favored collei - tive- : bai'£aimiiK by an organization, as against .7-1 '. per cent in August and October, and 80 per cent in September. ..The' report showed further that, in all elections where workers could cast a "ncg;iU\;< vole, "no union" won a majority in 26 per cent of the cases. " AiT'soiis of meaning might be read into these figures. It could be »akl that they show n trend toward revolt against dictated mass action by union leaders. Or that they represent a protest against the alleged undemocratic •, conduct , bjf some unions. Or that Hie "no union" voters foresee strikes in their industry in which their econom 1 .loss would far outweigh their gains. Such speculations might be riglit but ti make them would be lo indulge in more more generalizing about labor with a -capital ••],. And more generalities i.s something the subject doesn't need. . We should feel safer in guessing that the groups who voted for "no uriion" were voting in a personal way about specific conditions. Decent pay and working conditions, good morale, and pleasant relationships between management and workers arc, or should be, the goals toward which employers and employes strive. It is probably not far -wrong to assume that such an atmosphere existed in thos-j - voters chose to let an alone. g Press reports on the NLRB figures d^ not state how many, if anp, of these "fto union" majorities occurred in cases wjhere a plant was already organized. Btit even if these figures were available it is doubtful that they would assumption that the in- general terms about labor and unions in a day of industry-wide organisation, demands and strikes, and of mass political activities by organizations ci unions. But we slill believe Ihat the cause and cure of most labor trouble and — worker unrest i.s in the individual plant and its subdivisions. Such problems as ;i domiiiwrim; boss, an unreasonable management representative, or a trouble-making union steward are surely as acute and immediate as the broader grievances and demands that Mi'. 'Green and Mr. Mui-ra.v are compelled lo concentrate upon. Industrial relations, are human relations. And ings carry their personal of cotir.so, human be- prejudices, frustrations and resentments onto tho job with them. Wise and earnest efforts toward understanding by individuals in individual plants would solve many bor problems. The same efforts by dividuals in (he higher reaches of dustry and organized labor would solve many inure. But the efforts have not been made wisely and earnestly enough. So loduy we' find a new Congress working in a louse atmosphere upon new labor legislation, to I he accompaniment of exhortation and recrimination from (he sidelines, and mingled shouts of joy and fear from (he crowd. falsify the cjcased number of persons who voted against union nffiliatiin in November were individuals thinking of individual rjeeds. Inevitably we have lo speak Threat of Retaliatory Strikes An AniiTii-aii Fudei'aUim of i,iiuor officer, in 1 a .spcucl] <lclivcrecl lo llrj Aincncan Political Science Association, lias warned that ''fooling aroinid wilh ruslriclive laws and pntclice.s" retfiinl- ing labor will briiijr mi a fresh wave of .strikes. It is precisely Ibi.s altitude, we believe, (hat has helped lo briny about Hit! possibility of restrictive laws. The AFL executive, who obviously was addressing- his remarks lo Congress, scenvi to have forgotten Ihat "tooling around with restrictive laws ami practices" is well wilhin the province of CongrcK*. The present labor laws are ncitlie-' sacred nor immutable. If Congress, wilh the support of the majority of the people, seen fit lo change those laws, it has ,11 right to do so. And threats of retaliatory action agaiiis Ihc national economy are not likely to deter the legislators. • •• The people. gener.Mly don't like such retaliatory action. Neither, we believe, are union members anxious to suffer again the economic losses of a .strike undertaken for such reasons. If there is a wave of strikes following a possibile modificatiin of the Wagner Act, it will probably Ijc because the union leaders have ordered it. The threat of strikes, outside the reasons for striking usually defined as "legitimate," will probably help (o bring about such a modification. J^A-NNETTE COVERT NOLAK L —' • ' ^A-* . • . . XXIX went into the St. Qeorge Hotel at two o'clock in the afternoon and asked the clerk \vhejb she could find Mr. Hubert Milgrim. Not that -she really lhons ; i< ii would do any good; but this v/r,; Jfriday, this was the dead line,%nd even the futile effort was bellpr lhan none at all. 1 Tl*' cle.k said he had no idea uudtfj- the s;.r. where Mr. Milgrim i be found. . ... he registered'here?" war," the clerk- admitted. . ^ _ has been our guest since, last April. .He. checked out a ,.-v And Mr. BrcOn, too." "Ij[U friend 'sStid'comn.de." The clerE smiled pleasantly, having an riyc-tpr a giri with a face lil;a that. "I ftink they left at once, but mayBe not. It's possible they're in tije Iqafc, or slill up in the rooms tneyVe been occupying. Third floofc 320 and 322, if you \vant lo lool^for them." said, "T.hank you," and ! to the door of-the cafe. Bui Ivouldn'l know Mr. Milgrim saw him; she'd never even [ of Mr. Brcen. She asked the ( J waiter if the gentlemen were dinijjg there; the head waiter said no, nnot today. She went back some haste. Well, the point was, and the only point, that he hiul gone, and Mr. Milgrim wilh him — and wilh Mr. Milgrim the money Papa had borrowed from Jeff. which belonged rightfully to Jeff mid nobody else and would have taken lo New York— which Sidney had Ihoughl she sornclluw might recover, probably by pnl- tinfi the ease squarely before Mr. Milgri'i: and beseeching his better instincts. , . through the lobby to 4he elevator and^ot off at the third floor. It was.£ forlorn hope, nothing more R»om 320 was empty—as she hadleared; though showing signs of Sfccnt tenancy,. it was neat Roofla 322 was just as empty, bu not-so neat. Cigaret aslics and ilviljs soiled the cartel, paper ton or 'gadded into balls cluttered thu. burwu top and spilled over into a brimming waste-basket. A dis- car^ted envelope w'as addressed to "M<v Richard Brecn." This must ha\* .been hts room then, and Mr. Bieen obviously was a person o£ -" slov<ffiy llibftS \v>Kri had 'left in "j^O soap," Sidney thnughl,' "That's that. The jig is up." She was turning away when she saw the torn shreds of the leltcr. They were lying on the carpet nnd a little draft of wind, perhaps only the flutter of Sidney's skirt as she moved, stirred them sy lhal they seemed to be alive, beckoning. Slrips of paper, somebody's leltcr in lengthwise latlcrs. Of course. Sidney didn't know whose letter L was. But she looked down, and lien she knew. Rose's writing, n schoolgirl Spencerian, very legible: and the ctterhcad Ihat of the Willard Ho- cl, Washington. "Darling Hick, 1 miss yon so much. . . . Nothing matters lo me int. ... Do yon remember how we. . . .^Every minute we're apart. I've loved you since that day . . ." Sidney rend the fragmentary sentences; she could guess how they had ended, wilh phrases equally ingenuous, bnt that didn't changed gradually yet greatly since— Richard Breen. Tic had been here in Ulakcsvillc, the clerk said, since last April. Yes, (tint would be about the lime, wouldn't it? Before the night at Mrs. Uuthcrford Earlc's houso and Hose's election as Ihe Daughters of the Old Dominion's delegate, before her fncetiiiR with Dixon Tha.ver, ;md Dixon's visit and proposal. April'i "Darling Kick. Ittck, dearest." Poor Uison! Why, he'd never had a chance! Spring, summer, and now September, and Richard gone. But he must have been Insl lo Hose, dropping onl of Ihe picture somewhere, somehow, in those intervening months. What was he like? What could he have been like? "I'll never love anybody hut you." .Was , that true. Sidney wondered. Because if it \v;is, Rose would he terribly luii t. Or already had bceii hurl. Or Sidney believed suddenly that , help her lo understand them. Not at first. "Rick, dearest, the convocation is. ... All I'm thinking of, dreaming. You know how 1 hntetl coming. . . . I'll never love anybody but you, and. . .." Leaning against the wall, reading, fingering Ihc shreds, Sid began lo sec in them not only Rose's artless avowals; othci things too, small and nuzzling inconsistencies of Itehavior, evasions 1 contradictions, a R<js« who Ir.id' "He Buijded Be1 rer Than He Knew" MONDAY, .JANUARY 13, 10-17 * i ' "•' <--,>/>i r>iS V3 •'•r ^ifS^f^H ••&& .?*£*&&• IN HOLLYWOOD I ••••••••••••,»•«,», iiv KIISKIM: JOHNSON .NliA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — The Academy Awards are Just around the corner—and already there's lulk around the corner — and already there's talk of changing the rules for next year. For tlic first lime In Oscar's history, two out-standing i>crfornijinces may handicap an actor or actress in the final voting this year. Gregory Peck could conceivably lie cheated cut of an award lie- cause his votes will be spill between "The Yearling" and "Duel In the Sun." A siiiMlai situation exists for Olivia de llavilland, who came through with crack performances in "To Each His Own" and "The Dark Mirror/' Ac.ordl.ng lo the present rules, the votes are not combined, whereas they really should he. Peck is in more of a spot than i.s Olivia, with both M-G-M and Selxnick plugging him for an award. Olivia \£ being liallyhooed by Paramount, which has arranged for the reissue of "To Each His Own" in order to call attention to her performance. ONLY 1700 VOTES Hut even will] such a situation, (he balloting this year promises to BIVC a more honest picture of Hollywood's greatest achievements of the past year than ever before was possible. For the first time, the voting will be confined to the 1700 actual members Of the Academy of Motion picture Arts and Sciences. Mislead or embracing the industry at large. The acedeniy's membership is composed largely O f past Oscar winners, previous balloting included all ot the vni'i'jus guilds in Ilol- y\vo(xl—a total of 11.000 votes, easily swa.veti by publicity 'and easily "organized" Into studio cliques. The nomination ballots will be nailed on Jan. 17. with the noini- latlons to be announced Feb. 3, filial ballots will be mailed Feb. <M. with the 11 major winners slated to receive their Oscars at the iOs Ane,e!cs Shrine Auditorium on the night of March 13. For the first time, the public will share In the festivities. The Shrine Auditorium scats G800. Thirty-five hundred seals will be sold to Mr. and Mrs. Moviegoer. Chief interest in the voting, of course, will center on the best pic- .ure of the year. "The yearling," "IL' S a Wonderful Life," and "The Hest Vriirs of Our Lives," «e think,, "ill but Me it out lu -j .'lose finish. Although "Duel in the Sun" and "The Razor's ridge" are doiiitt tremendous business, due lo circusy publicity campaigns, neither is in the same class with these three. They don't award Oscars for nublleity-campaigns, neither is in the same class with these three. They don't award Oscars for publicity campaigns. Bid maybe they should. Sometimes the cani- paiKiis arc better than the pictures. 1'1'K OltEO AN!) OLIVIA As we said before, Gregory Peck will be a leading contender 'in the race for the best male-ncting performance. Jimmy Stewart's work in "It's a Wonderful Life" and Fredric March's performance In "The Best Years" will be the competition to beat. UN Official WASHINGTON COLUMN 1IY l'KTi:il KilSON WASHINGTON. Jnn. 13. (NEM — 'his may be confessing to posscs- ion of a cold in the head or Just lain chronic dumimo.ss. Tint m II honesty it must lie reported lli;u o this writer the President's lirst. :cmiomic. Report to Congress was' Id, indefinite and often uniiUclli- ihle stuff. | It would be nicer to report thai. his 5-l-|iaj!e pamphlet was more nn than a fanners' almanac, a po- cnlial best-seller and 19-17's hanu- L-.SI iiidu argument-seller. Truth is, will be more of an argument- tarter. The author or authors tried to nuke it easy rending. The scnlen- es are short. Every once in a vhllc they throw in a cliche lifcf, •everyone i.s agreed that the lax burden is great and should be rc- Uicecl as .soon as possible." or. "The soil Is one of the most valuable economic assets of the nation." They make you feel at, home. Bui then you run onto a sentence that reads. "For the Ion;:' run. continuation ol expenditures 1 for privately financed productive 1 , facilities at anywhere near the' re- 1 ,'* cent levels win depend upon me '> size of our peacetime markets vestment incentives, and Ihe rate' of technological progress, rather! than on the backlog." Thai niaKes' von wonder what it's all about Mostly these unintelligible r-arts'arc ibbcrish that economists tain (•ram of la.sl yi'dr— r'KI'C. aid to smalt business, ir.ore anti-trust enforcement, more social sec'.uiiy, more jjrauls-iu-iiirl to the .stales. more valley mid other dc;;n's.srd- aie:i developments. and public woik-> iu limited amounts. Umk-v "c-omijattim: e.'onomir fluc:- hiiiiion.s" the :epoM .say?,. "Only by blrndmi! all praclu-ahlt: program:; in wise proportions ean we be successful in stabilizing our economy at highest feasible levels.' But nowhere is the formula for tins blend spelled out. How much bonded old free enterprise it should contain and how much government grain neutral spirits should be added that's left to Congress. This may be as it should be. But if that's the way it's going to •.vovk out. a lot of People u'ho were counting on this Council of Economic Advisers lo produce something more useful arc going lo lie disappointed. And most of the critics who said the Employment ftet wouldn't work will now be able tc say, "I told you so." . «lgMMim«fi'mi i r. * TONS CURIOUS WOULD the she ought lo go home. * * * AT almosl Ihat very moment. Major C a in e r o n. feeling rather rnrtdlcd. was entering Judge 1 .ognn'.s oilier. Jnsl over the sill, the Major halted, fur he saw thai soineouo had preceded him. Judge I,ngan and Ihis other caller v.'crc standing by the window, they senncd lu he in argument. "You're not telling me. T.ogan." the caller shouted, "that this old bu7.^ard knou- n<ithing about --" *'Now don't burst a blood vessel," Judge t.ogan said. tirat it, I wasn't born yesterday!" "Take it easy," Judge Logan said. The Major coughed. "Oh." Judge Logan said, swinging on his heel. "Oh. hello. Major Cameron. Let me introduce you to Mr. Lardncr, the county prosc- cirlor." The Major bowed; Mr, Lardncr only grunted. "Sit down," Judge- Logan snid. They all sat down, Ihe Mijor difUdcntly, on the edge of a chair, Mr. Lardncr flinging himself into the depths of his chair, grunting, off Ihe end ot a cigar, lighting the cigar. (.To .Tie Continued) when they set together for a quiet evening of disagreeing UODGFS Till-: ISSUES The way the President's Economic Kenan to Con cress marches right squarely up to an important issue—ami then barks really classic. On ••employment objectives" it says. "\\'c rto not know c.xat how tnaiu- people will want during 1947.-; O n -production oo-' jectives" it says. "It is not pra-li- cal to state in physical terms how much our production should! be in 1047." On "favorable and ur- fnvoiablc factors in 19.17" it ;, ; u,! " 't is not possible lo forcca'si' thr prcrfsc course ol events a year in advance m ;i ici : 0 ]t ()f ' t] ,| S kind." lint us the report say, at ill" tcginnini; of its rrrommcndal for :\ loiiB-riingc program, "We at Hie llircshold in lomntlaling a progriiin of consistent policies "designed to give busines. mirlculuirc and labor the oiiporlunitics vvhici arc cnvisageri in the Eaiplovinm' Act." If that's [lie way it ' the roport is ju:-t on old of rccoinmrndinu what on-'lo l)c dour okay Oihcr io"vt arc lo come ] :1 |<-r. ami m^'lv they II .spell out in rfcl-ni Mi-ii this one fails lo do in ihi- instance. Maybe the trouble i.s that nnicli was rxpe:'tccl irora this Economic Rciwrt from the Pri- <Ionl in Com:ie.-s. This was in the document tlini uoiiicl tell (:• urcss how t.-i :u-lnrvn protlu.-tuiM. r:ui!loyir,cnl ohafi:^ pn-.ver nniti-r thr Amcrir-in sv.stcm i,f ii lv live rtilcrprisi-. Arlually. I (Iocs not rr.-onimrnd a si thnt has ncii bern bofnio. In Ins shorl-i.uu-r President xiy.s some! hi:,. be done about pvirc.s MU >orir>l security.. hotj.Miij- " labor-mana srii'.eiii r>-'a prirc nnd iva;:e pr<'.)!em , b.-irk to ;:ri\;»ir indtist:> leilir.s niiina(;r;i:rnt it duce prices anrl l:ib',- i flinv more ,-,,,,(1... Otl four items hr lei.rats t-,- requests he lia:, n:.ulc it. c, ITS Vf TO CONCltFJSS It's mur-li the Siin-.r in ! port's recommendations fo r • ran^c i:ro;;rani. Those i-<.,-o dnlinn:-: contain <ver. . the President ir.iirmet! i Ni:w IX-nl, every nniii;, lr»lll UK- I'lr..,,!,'.!,!' "I. Music dratrta 3G He is a U. S. ----- slalesman 39 Artificia 'renrli article 41 Poiisis 51) !J<:-.v:!Uerecl Jjl P L •:•i;^•kl[l chief 52 Atlxiic $•>, Ahr-undccl 5:i V. M'jl s r>V Henrcv/ .VERTICAL 1 Lowest 2 Hxpungcr Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople X DlDNj POT CLAMPEROO OW VOUC S005E. 1 —IGET CUtLLV HOOF E\J6M WHEM X yi ?-•' FELT SURE YOU \\1ERE IMMOCEKiT.' BUT THAT LEWJE6 MAMOR. 8LA.MKEO INi ] SINISTER. < .V^—\ IS _J OUT T. 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