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EIGHT. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE' BLYTHEVULE COURIER NEWS V T; THE COURIER NEWS 'CO. ii W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L, VER11OE2T, Editor PAUL' D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager r~t«Ju National Advertising Representative*; * Vyitrner Co, New York, Chtamo, De- Atlanta. MemphU. _ K%t;p Ailurnuou Except Sundav to sftonij clois piatter at lht post- erne* »t Blyttievtlle. Arkansas, 'incltr *tt ol Cuu, October «, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By crrrlcr Us the city ot Ulythuvllle or any •.•ntiurban town where carrlci service is nr.iin- Uunt-'d, 2ijc per week, or 85c per muntli. By mail, within a radius of W miles, »4 UO JX.T j*ar *a.OO for six monllis. $1.UO tor Ihrcc inonliis; Dy m»U outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 jwr year te in advance. An Untrqditional Appointment •" The President's appoint incut of Con. Gcoi'ge C. Marshal) lo succeed Mr. Byrnes as Secrutary of State nitis'. ijave astounded a liii'BC KOgrnunl of llio American public. H just isn't traditional to name professional soldk'i'rt to 'high civilian jioyts in government. jl'a "ss •uncommon a pi'aclice here as it is -usual with our I. at in- American neighbors. ."There are .sound reasons for this prejudice, even though it is probably indre instinctive than reasonable with most people. The professional soldier 1 .; life is .shut off from that of his civilian r fellows. His knowledge, while highly specialized, may be limited. Mo is liot active in politics. As a result, hi? whole pattern of thought tends to be geared differently than a civilian's. These are some of the common objections to the military professional as a non-military public servant. Yet they do not exactly fit General Marshall's ease. His brilliant job in the recent war could not be divorces from consideration of civilian needs and prob- Icpis. And his wide-ranging activities were far removed from those of a garrison officer in peacetime. The General is no stranger to intet-- national conferences. He knows many ot- the world's statesmen. And certainly: his postwar mission to China, though unsuccessful and hopelessly been valuable diplomatic organizing our strength and planning some of the greatest victories of history's greatest war. His integrity and .selfless devotion to duly are uruiucs- lioiiBti, The prestige which he brings i.u tho. State Department is certain lo command respect. And, it might \w added, after his experience with the intransigents of the extreme right and lot'l. in China, ho may find Mr. Mololov to be, by comparison, an amiable and pliable collaborator. As for Mr. Byrne.s, wo can only re- paal the President's "Well done." Tho reliving Secretary has been a hand/ man to have around. Kxtrcmoly able, though perhaps not brilliant, hu has made an excellent record in all Hire;; brunches of the government. lie is certain to be remembered best i.s the Secretary of Stale who steered UK through some extremely rough weather and unsteady sailing. Though.'of a mild, concilia lory disposition, he learned to match force and ur.ergy with the Soviet pile-driver typj of diplomacy,, and to hold his own. Hi; leaves an international scene less troubled than when he came upon it. Iffi leave;, l.hi> world a little closer to peace. And he dtiserve.s a largo measure of credit for the improvement. The country owes James F. Byrnes a large debt for his long, arduous, d»- voled yoar.s of .service. We wish him good luck, K ood health, and a woll- dcservwl rest. Him and His Big, Fat Mouth cannot predict how this cx- Beru'e will serve him :\s the No. 1. Cabinet officer. There 'is no background which is a required necessity for the State Department's chief. Tlu> Secretaries have come from many walks of life, and their past experiences ha.ve never served as an accurate itrtiide to their future diplomatic ,, C if formarices. There are, however, many known qualities which General Marshall brings to his n ew post. -][ G has proved himself a man of distinguished ability in That's Settled, Anyway The advancement of science may pose more problems than it solves, what with atomic control and all. But at least one Kcio.nlist, Prof. Alfred Homer of Harvard, has recently provided a plausable answer to one question Hint has been plagninjr mankind for Irene-rations. The egg, : -.ays Professor Romer, came first. Definitely, and miltenia before the chicken. If it weren't Cor the development of the hard-shelled egg, reptiles would still he laying the sofl- sholl variety in the water, and I hero wouldn't be any land mammals or birds—including chickens. Now, if the physicists will only settle their argument about whether the universe is finite or infinite, we may gel an answer to the old question of how high is up. After which we should be able to tackle the problem of how to live with the fissionable atom with considerably more confidence. TUESDAY, JANUARY M, 19-17 SO THEY SAY JEANNETTE COVERT NOLAK ' ' •': . xxx • "WELL, Major," Judge Logan said, "so you've come back, with your company's records, eli?" "LTmm, no. The fact is," Major Cameron said, crossing his short legs and speaking as casually as he could, "the fact is, something— li ummm—unexpected has happened to prevent." "Yes? What's that?" Judge Logan asked. "Mr. Milgrim, my partner, seems to have received a wire at noon li from Chicago. He drove away in |jf his automobile. He seems to h- taken the records with him." i . "And the other partner?" ;. "Mr. Breen. He, loo, seems lo - have gone." "You don't say! When will they return, Major? They left some word?" "They left no word. They must have been very rushed, an impor- [i lant summons. I talked with Mr ""_ on the telephone a I) eleven-thirty. 1 thought he seeme. t perturbed. He told me lo wait in j the bar; I (lid, for an hour, \vhe. i ( telephoned again to his room j The desk clerk said that in the in- j terinvMr. Milgrim and Mr. Bree I had checked out. I confess, sir, don't understand why they failo( to look for me in the bar. But—" "But they skipped!" Mr. Lardne?. exclaimed. "J beg your pardon?' "Skipped! And all they left was Uio bag for you to hold!" Major Cameron held no bag; his glance rebuked the prosecutor. "There is, naturally, some exploration." -.» '!Oi;. naturallyl" said Mr. Lard- rT. i'You bet there is! Those thieving devils!" ' Now,,. Harry," Judge Logan Halt). HCesp your shirt on. I want )-o« to I 'At Major Cameron's story i'.'t' Jfs 1 got it, book, chapter and •UV, r'Jht, all right," Mr. Lard- l"h*r £'i'ti»iidC(], chewing hungrily at 'tU cigar. "But I'm Aamlng him o sob stuff. People can be only o dumb—or why aren't they in n asylum." • * * PIIE Major looked apprehensively at Mr. Lardner. . . . But udge Logan was urgent and encouraging. The Major sighed and aunched into his rccilul, gaining assurance as lie wens, on, cbnclnd- 'ng by handing a ceililicate to Mr. jardner. "Each cer'.ificale," he said, "represents an investment of fifty dollars." Mr. Lardner, who had been silent for fifteen minutes, seized the certificate, crumpled it in his fisl and laughed harshly. "Dunk!" he exclaimed. "You've got no oil well, never did have. And you know it. Yoti can't kid me." No oil well? The Major was stunned. "Sir," he said, "the Shen- ancloah Company—" You never had either." No company? The Major gasped He got lo his feet. "Sir, I am the president of the Shenandoah—" "Sit down!" roared Mr. Lardner. The Major sat down again OT -he chair edge. "Suppose," Judge Logan said I Mr. Lardner, "you got Milgrin •md Breen? What cculd you d with them, Harry?" "Not a thing. We haven't got thing on 'em. Not in this business They kept their skirts dry and le Cameron wade in. Cameron's th one tho grand jury will indict. It and when the stock pur chasers lying n complaint." "Ai tney will! How irutny ar there? Hundred and fifty-odd They'll be a pack o£ hounds in fu cry." Judge Logan fiddled with h spectacles. "The grand jury will b in session next week—" "Next week, yes. Major Cam eron," added Mr. Lardner ur.c a company, I ••••••••••*••••»••••••»••••••••*••••,•.•.,......, | IN HOLLYWOOD : • • ••••••••••»•••••••••••••*••»,,,,,,<....., HV KKSKINE JOHNSON Nl'A Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — <NEA> — Arlene Whelan says there will he no reconciliation with Hugh Owen, the Paramount executive, she's New York bound to arrange the divorce settlement. . . . Paramount is thinking about refiliiiins "Farewell lo Anns" with Diana Lynn in the Helen Hayes role. . . . Doris Fisher, the songwriter ("Good, Good, Goo<l" ami "I'm the ISlumc "n Manic") ftiM marry Charles Cicishenson, the Detroit mercantile millionaire. The (Titles aren't treating "The HlraiiKc Woman" lo kindly, bill Hcdy I.amarr isn't wnr- rieil. TJio picture is breaking liox-uffice records', and Hedy has a 25 ].ci' cent share or llic profits. . . . The .Inlin Carriclil film "Hurnin^ .Jimrney" has been re- Ullcil "IJnily anil Soul." Knter- jiri.se hopes lo revive the .SOUK of ll'c same title in Ihe picture, i r M-O-M will release the film rights. VOU CAN'T WIN Canada Lee, the Negro star, is in town, playing tlie '.veltevweijiht chnmp whom John Garfield heats in the "liody anti ^oul' 1 ring but retains as liis trainer, second and pal. Leo, pri?.efinh!er turned nctw, fouylit liis last fight in I'orllancl, Me., in I9;ia. ayninst .Johnny Indrisano. Johnny is now technical Lclvibicr on ihe picture. Can:uln is chuckling over his role in the film: "When I'm acting they .say I'ni a i;ood figliter. And when I'm WASHINGTON COLUMN . t'coplc liauntcd by (lie specter of starvation and disease rind little substance iti liscussions of political idoolojMi'K— even that of democracy. — Ken. Wayne L. Mars? I R) of Crciion, back from Lurope. tnously, "can pretty well count on standing trial before Christmas." * * * TUDGE LOGAN drummed hin J knuckles on the armchair, looking more and more doubtful. At last he spoke, in a voice ot such authority that oven Mr. t.ard- ner paused to listen. "Now here's ow I see it, Harry; nml while I onkln't — nnd couldn't — usurf) our prerogatives, I think you'll ;rcc with me. The law docs not template punishment of an in- occnl man chipeil into being cals- nv lor more intelligent nncl nn- crupnlous men who go scot-free, ve known Major Cameron for vclvc years; he has a line wife, ne children, and he never sold ny gold bricks. Look, Harry, the ery fact that he came to me with is spurioiis slock is proof of his inoccncc." "Or his nerve," Mr. Lardner aid. "Nerve like a brass monkey's. . . Or his fool ifjnorancc." "It was all ignorance. lack of .•oildly experience. And that's in is favor now." Mr. Lardner said he couldn't sec ow such fatheads gol by, Hul he vas a shade less truculent; he coined to defer to Judge Logan. 'Well, what's your idea?" "So far, none of the Shenandoah stock buyers is screaming for von- ;eance—" "They will be, though. Soon!" "Yes. I think so; because they're Til people ol small means who can't afford Ihcir losses. Bn! suppose full restitution was trade, and nobpdy preferred charges?" "Then thcrc'ct be- no prosecution. You know that, Logan. But— restitution? Giving the money back? How could Cameron do it, if he's cleaned out?" That's what I don't know," Judge Logan said. "I'm only hoping he could, on his family's account. . . . Whal about il, Major?" "I—I—" He had" been silent so long his throat was dry. "Maybe you have somebody who'd slake you lo a loan." The Major coughed a little. "I have a sister in Philadelphia. She is svell-lo-do." It was tho only time in forly yeors he had remembered Laura with anything but displeasure. (To Be Continued) BY I>ETi:il i;l)SON NKA \Vashitifjlun Currcsimndent WASHINGTON — (NEAI— Six:en varieties — more or less—or hat used to he loosely called "Liu- •als" are today running around i tlie Washington political laiui- runt 1 . Tlicy uvc ovganizhii; societies nd cliangini; their names faster lan yon can keep up with them, 'lie result is Hint there seem to :• more Liberal parties at work in ineriea today than there used to e in prewar French chamber of Deputies. '• • 'Hie straiiuest ihinfr aliout tliis ow rash of Liberal cults is that one is on speaking lernr; -.sith the ther.s. and each is convinced that n the 'ithe'sare WI-CMK. Tune Rrn'o- hly was when all these elements •ere at rest within that great loinlc pile of liberalism known as he New Deal. But somewhere in he proceedings— prcliably in the November elections—the cltirn thing must Iivne reachcil a critical mass <iitl cxt)lo([ed Higll-prieed, scientific interpre- ers or Ihe election results all ex- lertccl ttiiii the Liberal movement was therefore dead. H isn't dead; t has just disintegrated. ff yon l>ri x the inimical compnr.s nday you liave to allow for more movements than Iliere are cnin- |)af:K points. Thai's particularly rue over on Ihe lefl. NOTHING TO !T (?) Vou can't ju.sl divide iioliticians lip as NorlluTners. Sonllicrncrs. I'adicals on the left anil conserve- . lives on the rlfilit. in four neat anil easy ([iladrants. nisteaii of readin;; tlie comiias.s card in L hi- usual ilj- loith nnviiivr I icii-ihv;-.! b" wi:; . •vest north west-west :uul v;.-st in- west, northwest, west, west by north, anil west." yon have to substitute the names of these new political movements to see which vvav each is going:. In place of north and south. y ( ,n have Northern Liberal ami Southern Liberal, in pbcc of west., mi the left, you have Radical In plucc of east, on Ihe risjlil. you liavo Conservative. Tlien in between you fiil in the 28 other political points lill you |- j; ,ve Ihe cnmp :; ;. s card complete. For instance. "Northern Liljerai. North liberal by Radical. North liberal North Liberal North Liberal-Ratiir.il by North Liberal, North 1 iheral - R.nlical North Librrat-rddical |, y Uadii al. North Libcral-Riuliinl Radical," and so on around to "Southern Liberal" and up the other side Ihroiinh the C:>nservali\v quadrants. 11 's admittedly pretty confn-iiiK tit! > K rl Ihe hani; ,,f it. inn you have lo dn it if you VV ., U | to know j about imlitjcs. When yon net ready to fill in tho ixiinls (in your cavil - A itl\ the names of real people and '•moveinrnis." the real lun hi-nins siarl with i x- GoviTtior Sta^.sen n f Minnesol-i he's a Noriherri Liberal. So, pioh- ablv. i'i .Sh-n. Wayne Morse of Orc- viin. Mavtu> he's on,. u,,int li n ;r , N»r|h Libeial i>y Radical. One pnhil to tlie riv.hi won],| bo Sen. liohert A. Taft of Oliio. North liberal in- convevvative. Tad j s n liberal, all riiihl. The Nati.inal Horn? ant\ I'mprnv owners' Koun-< dation has just railed him one. be- ' cause of his Liberal housin,. policies. NOW TJIKN KOI'TH i Down at the oilier em! or rniimnss is Sen. Harry HJR i-'ini.l. a Ronlliein I in, ml. . ..... he's a Liberal--a VH'ainia liberil C. H. tHfonie> llaliUvin. v i«'r ihair- man of what used to be Ihe N'a- tionl Citizens' p,\C hu! is now ; 1-nown as (he PCA or rrocre-ssivc .Citizens of AmericaTIs also a Vir- 1 finia I Ibeivil. In.stead of hi-ini; a j Fouthrrn Pvosrossive Railical-Lib- , era]. Baldwin now classifies a s a j | Southern Liberal-Radical Proares- flviv See the distinction? Due stinlhcast you can probably put in people like Gov. Ellis Arnall o; Georgia, who Is a Southern Liberal-Conservative. Phil Murray and Jack Kroll of the CIO-PAC .seem to be over to the northwest, as Northern Liberal-Radicals. Harry Bridges is 'way over to the left, due west, as a Radical. Rut Joe cm-ran, who isn't speaking to Bridges now, is a couple of points oft', as a Liberat-Itadical Radical. When it comes to getting a bear- i int; on this now ADA. or Americans I for Democratic Action, hearted by I Leon Henderson, Wilson Wyatt, | Cheater Bowles,-Elmer Davis and a j number or other ex-administrators of ex-wartime agencies, il takes nil the Radar and celestial navigation in the tiook to get a fix on 'urn. They're Liucral-Raciicals. On the other hand, Henry Wallace and Joe L'avidson and Frank Kin^don, in the reorganlrjc! PCA, are Liberal- Rndieal Radicals. Hereafter, when you call anyone a "Liberal" you'd better tell him what kind of Liberal you think In- is, and smile. fighting they saj- I'm a good actor." .ana Turner went AWOL from M-O-M—and Leo the Lien ronrecl in anger until she returned, pentl- ent but starry-eyed. Lnna was supposed lo lie on I ho set of "Green Dolphin Street." but. she wound up instead in Mexico City, visiting Ty Power. E'sii Lancliestei 1 finds It difficult (o understand why, when she anil Charley LaUKhton are so hanpy together, people persist in liiivlng them separating. Ei.sa says: "If we ha-1 thought of separating, we would have done ( il years a?,o, atnl not when we're about to celebrate our 17th wetl- tiinji annivei sai'y.'' NO CHILLS rrift IIAIJS Barbara Stanwyck was supposed lo take a dip in the outdoor pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel for a brief .'hot in -The Other Love." Then the weather turned cold, so the company arranged n one-day trip to Palm Springs, where Barbara could take her dip minus soo.-.e- pimples. There's an mM recording situation on the Stanwyck film. Uecanse (jf \varlhro shortaces, Krtci prise ttinilo hasn't hci-n alili- In Iniild its own Mi'imi ]ali- oralnry.. All the itiat"K i.s sent via a uviv.ile teleiitnint- \viri-, llnoush ihe Hnllyimctl |>hnne exchange, tn a sdimd lab tiro miles away. No, you can't dial Ihe nmiHirr anil gel liarbara. Kill tlie swilcli- lioanl jral.s can oprn the key anil llsleii to David »iven tell liar- Lara I]0«- n:uch he loves her. American Jurist highest U. S. f tribunal 58 He serves in ,', the Supreme 'a: VERTICAL jj- i Merchandise 2 Presser * THIS CU1UOUS WOULD /i~i>yf. •/&t.e?fy£fs. : '?i HORIZONTAL 1,0 Pic lured ' ^ jurist ^ 14 Mountain 'j| crest 15 Rubbed with oil 1C Universal ?? language -S| 3 Fl . enc h article 17 Wolfhound J 4 Grech letler 19 Fish ;^ 5 Shout ^ 20 National -7 GRave guard (ab.) / 21 Abstract being 23 Pillar 2-1 Lone Scout (ab.) 25Sninte (ab.) 2G Clan 28 Contained v 23 Get up 31 Svrian town 13 Rimmed lava 7 Not (prefix) 8 Labor 9 Covers ^ 10 Compass point 11 Delirium Iremens (ob.) 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TO FIND THE SAM6- \MvCU COUMT6R )M OfR. IM7 DY MA MHYICt. INC. T. M. SIC. 1). 5. I El&HT)' PER CENT OF AMERICAN WATERFOWL NEST WORTH OF THE CANADI/VN BORDER.. SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith 6PECS Wttt- \ OUT A Posse = v R. Williams TOGETHER THAN THEM.' THE "IRON HORSE "Mark my v/orcls. Morton, we're heading lor a depression —tuday I only added thre^.names to our waiting list!"