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January 15, 1947

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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PACE mean COURIER . " THE COURIER NEWS CO. ' • H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES U VERHOEW, Eultor PAUL D. HUUAN, Advertising Manager NEWS Lio«« Nktkxul Advertising RcpreKnUHvei: W«UMt WIUMT'Oo, *few York, Cblugo, De- iratl, AttenU. MtmphU. PuMUied Kvt:} Afternoon Bxoepl Sunday • >-4 Kcyod class matter at the posl- ctftee at Blythevllle, Arkuuaa, under net ot Oou- irew, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES .By crxrter ih the city ol Blythcvllle or any •njburtosn town where carrier service Is tnala- ihlned. 20c per .week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius ol 40 miles, MOO per jear, $2.00 for six months, fl.oc (or three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 110.00 per year payable in advance. ' 'Unhappy' Public Servants ' "There are only two happy days fi»- a niftn in public life,"- said .James Francis. Byrnes the evening after his resig- ijatirA as ^ecretary of Stale. "The first is : i,he day 1 he is elected. Then it's^pressures, criticisms and hard work until that second .happy day—the day ha quits:" •..'•' Mr. Byrne's; by his own tflstimony, has. been a profoundly nnbap|)y man. He has' spent 30 of the past 86 years itvptiblic life as an elected or appoinl- officia). And now his friends' are to be predicting that, after a :h-needed vest, he will run for the late again iii 1!)48. No doubt Mr. 'Byrnes meant what he said at the time. He had put'in an arduous year and a half of strenuous travel and activity, of wearying, nerve- wracking' negotiations whose results \vere\of an importance that scarcely could be overemphasised. He was ill, and happy to be free of the even more delicate and fateful negotiations that lie ahead. Still, it wouldn't be surprising to see Mr. Byrnes back in there next year. The war horse is notoriously unwilling to; be pastured next to the field of battle. To Mr. Byrnes and to many ex• celjeril public servants like him, the satisfaction may come from a sense of duty fulfilled, or from the fascination i of an intricate game, or the excitement of public attention. But whatever the ' reason, those .who have chosen public servke'as a profession have a way of staying with it as long as they can keep going. Probably in no one is that sense of itification stronger than in ' those *p have held their country's highest ffice. Although Franklin D. Roosevelt, was the only one of them who departed from the two-term tradition it »« unlikely that many of his predeces^' sors left the White House without regrets. The accumulated evidence of those who have been close to other occupants of., the Executive Mansion indicates that almost all of them have given up their high honor reluctantly. Even such Impassive men as Air. Coolidge and Mr. Hoover are. said to have enjoyed ljein/f President. It would bo • unnatural if all of them had not been conscious of the importance that reflected upon them from their important position. But the fact remains that the tradition of two-lerm tenure in this enjoyable job has been broken. Broken traditions don't mend themselves. So the new Republican Congress proposes to bolster tradition with legislation which would forbid any one man'.'i residence in the White House for rnoro than two terms. There is nit excellent chance of this legislation's being passed, and it seems to u.s a good filing. For ;i wise law should protect the public against the most unhappy and perilous eventuality in the province which it covers. So long as there exists the possibility thai, tlii.s country might one day arrive at a period of chaos or nxlromo dixcontcnt in which a dangerously JDII- bitious man might see his opiwrtunity there exists a need of limiting tit,: ninn- f'fir »f times that OIK; man can hol.i the office of President. Or, if you prefer to Hiring ;ilm>g with Mr. Hymes, you might nay that the proposed law is designed to limit the mi happiness of our highest officer to eight years minus two days. BLYTHKVJLLE (ARKjCOTinircit NEWS Foolish Economy At a time when air accidents (hie to bad weather are u national concern, tl i( . Civil Aeronautics Administration is being forced l() shut ( | nwn 57 ,,„,;,> weather stations, close control-landing lowers in three cities, and curtail service in -six others. Why? Because f.',,e f-AA, by order of the Budget Bun.™ must save $800,000 this year Obviously this is a f Qol| - sh mn l){ economy which Congress might well look mto, with an eye to greater ef- f-ciency and the elimination of c)ft , r)y expendable personnel rather than a wholesale lopping O f appropriations '" liu'l, Congress might wHI ur , l>™nch the whole subject of „' " men economy through a slot i, i ca.cful scrcemng of operations i,, va nous departments. Naturally, it J," ««<»er to promise the elimina'tio, , Government employes in iob , 0 s (th 'H'mbet- varying f rom cong, es .s n a , t congressman). But the technique oven more inefficient than the "-I*M«C ficiency that many c V T 77°'' coni P' ai »»'«,' «l and 7 , C °" bt tJ ' CI>e is »'«! duphcation of effort in rnon operations. But it wollld fei to make an intelligent search fo, J , even ,f it takes some time, than to • !I »w -such potentially dangerous cuts ns that , n t | 10 CAA ^.^ Wfl ( , j(n j- '<»•<! to pay hi^ laxca a ,. U|C Jo| much hotter than wo can afford I,, take chances with lives. g m^t U>M <? By <? jrtj-i*- JEANNETTE COVERT- NOLAN $* -gtt^: a DiiufcultJ by NEA SERVICf. I •„.'"' ' xxxi y^T two o'clock that Friday afl: ernoon, Hose was in the parlor, lack.-daisically running through the Charles Wakeficld Cadman album, when she saw Mrs. Kerr coming along the pavement toward the Cameron porch. It must mean a telephone call. Hose got up from the piano and went to the door. "For you," Mrs. Kerr said "A man. He's holding the line." "Long 'distance?" Rose thought of Dixon. Mrs Kerr said no. "I didn't recognize the voice. Rose. Someone who hasn't called berore." Rose shut the door and followed Mrs Kerr to the cottage. She felt unaccountably nervous, and her hand jiggled as she picked up the receiver Or.conrse, she was being sill> H couldn't possibly be— She said "Hello," in a strange timid, sort of tone. Mrs. Kerr discreetly withdrew. "Rose?" She dirln'r answer immediately. "Hello,. .Rose? Is that you honey Know who this is?" ||Yes," she said. x "1 haven't seen you In a coon's age, honey, hut I still think about you D'you ever think about me?" "Yes," she said. "Sometimes." "I'm leaving Blakesville today, leaving for good and won't be back. I kind or wanted to tell you goodby. I'll never forget you She said, "I'll 'never forget you, either," and added, as U the words w*r« not to be repressed: "I -wish I could." A. pause, and then he said: , never knew what happened to us, Whr you bumped me off like that. "rve'been'in and out of town most ol the summer,- Hose. I've hune around the park a hundred times, hoping you'd show up; but you : didn't, I've 'wanted to telephone, I w»j «fraid to, not knowing rou'd ury. And I wa> kind ioo." 'H OW di<1 y< > u gct lhis lcle - phnne number?" "Well," he said, laughing, "I got t. Don't you bother how. Honey, I'd like lo .see "ou again Just onre, to tnlk thines'nver." "Lint if you're leaving—" "I'm going up to Ashiron bpnngs to stay the week-end You know where that is? Up the river thirty mdes, the resort place n-ith the nice lillle tavern. It's very respectable, and nol many people there at the end or the season I'm taking the traction and have only a few minutes lo make it" He paused. "Look, nose, why don't you meet me at Ashiron this evening? You could catch the five o'clock traction." "Oh, no," she said. "No!" "Wait!" His voice was warm and lower. "You're thinking how I used to joke about our going to Chicago. You never liked it yo u were insulted, weren't you? Only married couples cowld g o ol , i rips together, you said." "Yes, 1 Fa ld that." "But what if I lold you 1his is strictly on the level? n is , Rose lou come up to Ashtron and see •ni'i an< ? fl 5 ' Brec "-' lhal ' s 'i° w 'IU be in the register. Honest." "You mean—you don't mean—" bhe had to slop; the world seemed to slop around her. "I rnean you're the only girl I've to v n e U°t ve ?; A nd rve got lo scc y° i tonight. At Ashiron. Please!" "You're asking me to—to elope— " t " Wel! . , r ean'l loll you too much on the telephone, but H will be all right and just the way you want "Is there a minister at Ashiron— a church?" "What? Oh, yes. Don't worry I said on the level, didn't I. You trust me, don't you?" "But iVs so—I don't know what "The.whole lhin« is whether yon love nnd liusl me." She was silent, clinging | 0 Ihe telephone wjlh rigid fingers. "Come on, honey. Gel Dial Tour o'clock traction. Please do!" His voice implored, and even over the wire the spell of it reached her. "I've been so lonely for you. Rose! Every day, every hour, "feeling so bad because you .turned me down—" She listened, and believed. "I'll come," she said. "I'll come." » * * JYJRS. KERR was on the cottage vcrandn—or a woman resembling Mrs. Kerr, nose couldn't be sure. But she was sure of nothing All reality had incited away. She went home nnd in her room stood staring for long moments, oerorc she pulled the suitcase from icr closet and began to fill il wilh things from the bureau drawers. When the suitcase was ready, she started to dress, her hands shaking so that she blundered nnd dropped things, and the comb lan- Sled in her htiir. As she stared into IK- mirror, she seemed lo scc not her own face, but Mamma's, Dixon's—the composite of a dozen faces, all staring qticstioningly back at her. To the faces, she whispered: "I love him, he wants to marry me." The faces should have dissipated then; they didn't; they remained. .She turned from the mirror, angered, trembling. She got out her hat and coat, and put them on, and tiptoed down to the stair landing ror a glance nt Ihe clock. Just three. She was loo early, she would have to wait. Uut not here. Through the window she could see Mamma planting the tulip bulbs, the sunlight railing on her bent head and broad, stooping figure. Soon Mamma would be coming into the house, calling to her, perhaps—"Rose, dear, where are you?" . . . She would have to go downtown, .wait there, al Ihe traction station. Looking at Mamma, she whispered, "I'm eloping with a man she's never even seen!" . . . But such thoughts must not be tolerated; she thrust them from her, and went back to her room, took up her purse and the suitcase, glanced all around. The door opened, and Sidney walked in. (To Be Continued) Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye! WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1947 ••••••••••••••i IN HOLLYWOOD •••••••••••••••••••••i •••••••••••••••••••••••»»,....,,..,....»,,., WASHINGTON COLUMN •or i J!, Y ,V E ^ KK wA^UK-n ,"ov" , WASHINGION. Jan. *; I)SON .course, and some paid much -more. <; "" fis I M "" Jent ' Will, taxes out of tlic road, (his (NEA) mythical average citizen was left • | capita was $126 last year. That leit a | S903 spending money. Prom a prae- • j tical standpoint, few people with J | incomes of SICXB could save S126 a year, but these are average lig- ures. They are also the simplest figures that can bs presented to show the basic Tacts of the nntion- p.l economy in cross section. WASHINGTON. Jan. 15. ,NEA) mythical average citizen was left PJ eco, onfy in cross sec on —The Presidents Budget Message v.iih $1028 disposable income This " hccllon ' nient^nnaS °AH U^'pSS^ 1 If ^e^^'n^SS , T "° ™ T ' « «*^W Slide Dividing'the total savings or in- mii a ; sU " Klal ' tl 1000-pomirt general dividuals by the population figure ' I|)OSR "Qmb. shows that the average saving perl Uvnd Courier News Want AtlsT port. This division or subject matters tends toward simplificitiion. But even F.O. the Budget Message reveals what a terribly complex- conrpouml thing government has become. The executive office or the President, with it., independent agencies, now culls ror appropriations over S9 billion, which is more than it cost lo operate the entire government in 1939. Trying to whittle down the S37 billion estimate ot all government expenditures for next year, to numbers which an average citizen can t'fnsp. is difficult. Perhaps the easiest way is by a simple process of loni; division, to gel an estimate or what each person's share in the national economy shouut be, on the overage. There are approximately 140 million U. s. inhabitants, mc n women, and children. Dlvid!n» that number into the President's estimate on next year's government expenses gives the per capita outlay by the government, u figures out to 5260. WlIKltK THE MONEY «OES On tliis per cajiila basis, next 'ear's rovcrnnicnt budget break:; flown like this-all li,,. ( ,res beiiu- in roiind-nuinbcr apprcximatior; ' lo mr.kc easier reudin» and understanding. For Army and Navy. $80. For' aid to vets, $52. For the condu.-t of international airnirs and the 1 making of international loans sr> ' For old age retirement, social •;••- curity aiicP health services. SI2 To improve the housing .situation' SI For education B.IU! research,' CO cents. For aid to agriculture, 510. For natural resources, inclmlhi" ttotnl: rc.'carch. 58. For aid | O transportation and communication, $11. To aid business, S3. To improve labor relations, 80 cents. For general government. SIC. For interest on debts, $36. For Treasury tax refunds. SH. Reserve lor contingencies, 20 cents. Breaking down the budget in this way makes things look different. The two worst problems that the country has today are labor relations and the housing situation. Yet the government is spend",n;: only 80 cents a head on the former and only £4 a head on tlv latter. Mt.ybc that's «-l !( > those situations are bad. The costs of police protection r paying tor past wars are 'way ton high. On that c;.sis. anj thing spent to improve good-neighbor relations ami remove the causes of future wars Is a good investment. When veterans' payments and inlerrst or, the public debt can be tedii; maybe something can be done :n, ineieure the allowances for cdiK 1 1- lion. health, and su:h thinys 1'KK CAPITA 11EBT OK $1850 'this emulation to ;;ee what person's .slake !;i the national «ov- cinincnt amounts lo must be car- rice', :i revv .steps further lo complete the picture. Tlie national debt \i now s billion. That means the pe<- C~,J,H , debt is $1850. There's no allowance in the budget for retiring debt. If it couid be paid or'at billion a year, 52 years would needed to clean the slate Tint would take a per capita p-.vynie'i! of $33 a year for 52 years. The President's Economic Report to Congres.- gives some oliier ti»- ures on national income winch fin be shaken dowi, to show whu everyone's share in the kilty should be. Total income payments to individuals were $163 billion in imc, That's about S11E4 por person The "average" family of four shou>;, therefore, have had an annual in-! conic of $46.T«. Individual tux payments took an average of JI3G per person 1-ist year. Some didn't pay anvihinf- ',i f IIY i:l!SKINK JOHNSON' NEA Staff <,'orres|>ondent HOLLYWOOD — (NUA) — Por months Jimmy Duranlc drove producer joe posternak half crazy with his radio and personal appearance commitments, when Joe objected to Jimmy's leaving the studio in the middle or a film scene to keep n date with a mike or an audience, Jimmy always had Ihe same answer: "Joe, the show must go on." Finally, during filming of "Two Girls and a Sailor," Joe hart an Idea. In one sequence Jimmy had a line. "The show must go on." So Joe had June Allyson ad lib the response. "Why?" Jimmy had no answer. It was Joe, incidentally, who discovered .June ..ror when (hey bumped into one /another in u studio cafe door. The other (jay joe asked June: "June, will y«u confess? Did you bump into me intetilinnallv Ihat day?" June laughed and said: "Mr. 1'aslernak, Ibat accident was no uccidenl." NO SMI Mi NEKDEI) Vera Ralston, scared lo death or horses, has several riding scenes in Republic's "Wyoming." She was sitting on a nag, teeth clenched, when director Joe Kane said: "Smile a little more, Vera. and really look happy." '•I'm happy just to be able to sit here," replied Vera. "without smiling about It." H. 13. Warner Is doing n great deal of chuckling over his role of a rum-sodden, bewhiskered, tattered old man In the final scenes of "It's a Wonderful Life." Cecil u. ueMille once had him iwy the ChrisUis In "King of Kings," then never hired him again. To him, Warner will always be the chrlstus. "If Cecil B. DeMille finds out I'm playing an old drunk," laughs Warner, "I'll bet he'll refuse to see the picture." S:iii,9ss,oau KH note Whenever producer Jesse Lasky hears about motion picture deals In which actors share the »n.\ t.a with the producer, h e remembers the story of Dustin Farnum, the ' . great silent star. ^ Lnsky .signed Fiirntmi, leading T^ stage idol or his time, | O star in Hollywood's rirst feature-leusth film "The-,Squaw Man." "Do you want 5000 shares oT stock in my company O r do you want $5000 cash?" Lasky asked Farnum. Fainum took the cash. Had he taken the slock (Paramount) and sold it at its peak, the fee for his services in "The Squaw Man" would have been more than $3 (; ,000.000! Anthony Quinn's .J-year-ohl son has been lullxht tliai'.Sunilay is nol a ,] !ly f0r n i av . vn olln Sunday Tniiy found t|, c yiiull K - stcr s:iilin K his toy boat in the bathtub. "Sim." he said, "you know .von shouldn't sal! boats nn Sunday." "Ilon'l S cl excited, l',,|i," Ibfi bfly rerlied. "This isn't a pleasure boat. Tliis i s a inisxKiimry boat goitijf fo Africa." First commercial citrus grove was planted in 1904 in Texas.' Former Official 1 HORIZONTAL I 1.7 Pictured ; former member of SEC 11 Pacify ! 12 Compliant ' '•• 14 Plant part 15 Roman tyrant 17 Dash 18 Weapon 19 Tell 21Ignited . 22 Note of ! Guido's scale 23 Louisiana ! tab.) 24 Negative 20 Compass point 27 Debar 29 Less moist 31 Blackbird 32 Over (contr.) 33 Thrust 35 Scraped 38 Abraham's home 39 Senior (ab.) •JO South Dakota (ab ) 41 Behold! 42 Rodent 44 Scanty 4 D Obese SO Creel; seaport 52 Leave out 53 Destiny 54 Fitted 5C His agency —— finnncioJ questions 58 Bang 59 Saves • VERTICAL 1 Bursts forth 2 Preposition 3 Encountered 4 Natrium (symbol) 5 Stave 6 Stagger 7 Italian river 8 Chill . 9 Slay ' 10 Girl's name 11 Debate 12 Spot 13 Come in 10 Sun god 19 Swords 20 Sign 23 Yearns 25 Mountain nymph 28 Brown 30 Annoy 33 Entices 34 Planet 30 Pufts-up 37 Is fond 43 Labor •15 Seed case •1C Exist 47 Frees 43 Pace 4!) Wilt 51 Station (ab > 53 Tree 55 Type measure 57 Symbol for calcium WOULD .«22 »-w^^^w ''WHEN YOU TIE A BALLOON UP YOU LEONARD D. DAVIS, Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople x FURS '' KNOWN AS BROADTAIL, LAMe>, ASTRAKHAN. >AND KARAKUL. ALL COME FROA\ THE •JM! We Cv-JLS CLUB 19. 61V1NV3 A FAREWELL R\RTV FOR MCRA>i-~- -YOU AKE- CORDiAULV THey M&V ALIBI OMTUEMIGWTYOOR 6AMDER WAS klD- MAPED CAM PROVE Tl-teV \WER6 CLINK. 1M SOM OTKeR. TovJrO OF MU&S FRDM^ TUAT HIDEOUT COM& GOT ANtWIEVO HIS GOOS& LAST \MEEK Tl-US IS "THE: POSTMORTEM.' 6UTTERPLIE5 WViETlM ATTACK A GOOSE DINNER.' THE KARAKUL SHEEP; \WICH HAS ' NEXT: Wbnl is a living cUclcr? SIDE GLANCES by Galbroith 1JHIS SOUNDS SU&HTCj Out Our Way ByJ. R. Williams rr's COMIMY i- MY LEGS SLEEP \ MOW' f "Fred's idea of food conservation is to eat everything in ' sight so it won't be wasted!';

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