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» : >: -PAGE" TWELVE rTHE BLYTHBVJLLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEPF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Stile National Advertising Representatives: Wallace WltJner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. v Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered ns second class matter at the post- cfflce.at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press •• - - . . SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any •suburban town where currier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. J»y nlall, within o radius of 40 mlfcs, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, {10.CO per year payable In advance. A Hopeless Boycott It is not lirml to understand :inil sympathize with Uiu sentiments of Or. Norbert Wiener, world-renowned nvilh- oivmticinn, who has declared n sort of siUlown strike jigninsl cooperation wiu) "irresponsible militarists." The Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, by refusing to ivmkc a scheduled address hel'orc ;i Navy-sponsored symposium on Ihe problems of the new <-!ik-ulaUiitf machines, put into effect a previous . declaration that hu would release ti'i • further information thai would pass out of his control. The paper which Dr. \Veiuer was to have road was of a highly technical nature, lint lie pointed out that ft might have been useful in the, development of guided missiles. Thus he I'd; that lie would be contributing to the production of weapons of Iliads' slaughter, whose possession "can do nothing hut endanger us by encouraging the tragic insolence of the military mind." _;. ' Jljuiy scientists must have shared Dr. Woiner'fi feelings .since the ciosim- days of the war, especially those who helped develop the atomic bomb and .. who protested its use against civilians. It is probably a realization of practical difficulties, rather than indifference, which lias prevented until now such a determined stand as Dr. Wiener's. Dr. Wiener is really in the same; boat with those who, in World War I, sang "I Didn't liaise My' Roy to Bo a Soldier," and those who today oppose selective service and peacetime military training and our continued occupation of former enemy countries. They desire peace. Bui I heir efforts to achieve it only help (o make this country defenseless. Dr. Wiener's boycott is useless unless it is part of a firm stand by all scientists of the \vorld against the use of their discoveries for military purposes. A boycott of peacetime preparedness is worse than useless uii- less it is part of a guaranteed worl 1 movement toward disarmament. Such ji spontaneous movement is impossible now and in the foreseeable future. Distance, education and indoctrination, the barrier of languages and the shew nnwicldliness of people in the mass mal<e it imossible for popular sentiment to end war. For practicality's sake the efforts toward peace and disarmament must be made by governments. Needless lo say, many of those governments are the guides, not the guided. •Their representatives in the council of nations reflect the sentiment of the few who govern, not tin- many who are governed. So even if every American .scicnlhi. followed Dr. Wiener's lead, and every American manufacturer agreed never to accept another war contract, and the American people forced their Congress to disband the Army and Navy, the problem of world disarmament aim world peace would still rest will) flie- United Nations. Dr. Wiener spea'ks of "the traffic . insolence of Hie military mind." bill if is not, (he military mind (hat we have fo fear today. II. i.s rather (he diplomatic mind, whose view of the clear solution (o the problem of war is clouded by pride, suspicion, jealousy, ideological stubbornness and fear. Until that diplomafic mind see.s the light, all the rest of us can only sit by, hope for (.he best, and prepare . for the worst. BLYTimVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 'THURSDAY, JANUARY 1C, 10-iV 'Depression' Rents, Throughout the <:ountry\ today then! is heard the appeals of landlords and apartmcnt-hoti.so owners for relief from "depression level" rents. Their appeals have reached.Congress and resulted in a demand that rent controls be ended I-'elj. I. No doubt there are many cases in which relief is justifiable, lint we wonder if when the rules were sel which now determine the ceiling, most ovvn- .ers did not give some thought to the possibility of occasional vacancies in Ihoir properties, and of a stislantial outlay of upkeep. During the war and thus far in the postwar era, most owners of livable rental projiorly have had JOO per cent occupancy of their dwelling units.. Shortage of material and labor and the eagerness of house hunters to get ;; dwelling in almost any condition have excused landlords lYum providing the customary amount of redecoration, repair and improvement. These compensations should be considered against higher .costs in any discussion of scrapping rent control. Housing is the second biggest item in most householders' budgets. There is no substitution or doing without, as in the case of food. Tlie lush days are over now, but the danger of inflation remains. We hope Congress will not add to thai, danger by ' hasty, ill-advised action on rents. m.. XXXII ' W ELL! " Sitilic >' said, and shut the door and leaned ay.iinst it. "Well, what's this? Where are you going?" Rose stood immobile, without sneaking, the color stealing flp rJou-ly Irom licr throat, staining her cheeks bright red. ' "Where are you going?" sidncv repeated. "What's the suitcase liosc drew a painful breath and burst oul, Cjueevly defiant: "It's none of your business! You can't slop me!" "I didn't say I wanted lo slop you. I just asked—" "I won't tell you! You wr-'-.idn't- ; understand. Hut I'm going." , ; . Sidney, said, soundini! tired nml •-discouraged: "Are you running awny with liichard Breen?" .- Koso was dumbfounded, widc- -eycu, her jnw sagging. "How— • now did you know?" "I didn't. It was a shot in the r.dark. But I might have known•everything else is so absurd • Arc you married lo Hich'ard Breen?" ' V'Oh, no!" Somchou-, this was ; Infinitely startling. Rose's flush .= deepened. "But he wants lo marry ..me now." "And it'd be advisable in the circumstances, wouldn't it?" Sidney nodded: "Well, I'll go wi i h you. You'll need a witness .it the wedding. Two, I lliink. Maybe Mr. : Breen will have somebody " able'to^"'" n0t S ° ! 1>m Pcrt(!cl1 y "Lei's sco, how long have you known Mr. Breen? Since April? Funny you never incntionccl him And he never came to the house' oJ H hl i S "' hat? Y °" " ' 10t ashamfr( i .-.' "Ashamed?" It seemed to Kosc . that Sidney's queries were a vol. lev ot Wows, shocking, delivered come here, but—" She gestured hopelessly. "Oh, you wouldn't un- dcrsl.-.i.-d!" "I might, if you told me. I understand some of it already." "lint how can you, Sid? I've never said—" "Maybe I'm psychic." • * * IJTTEHLY perplexed, Hose could almost have believed Ibat Sidney had psychic powers. She fell that she would have (o ccjje with Sidney, nnd perhaps now was the time, before Manv.na or someone else bobbed -.:,> and things were more din-toll. "It was like this," she s^ici, and plunged into it—an i-vohorenl nan-alive, but .-ill of it, spring, summer, today's episode. Sidney listened stoically. "What was Richard, lirccn doing ihose months after you quit seeing him? Was he in town?" "In nnd out, he said. Why?" "If he always had Mrs. Kcrv's telephone number, it's funny he cudn'l call you sooner." "He WDS so offended. I had jumped lo conclusions, wrong ones and never Rave him a chance to explain. I'd hurl him." "Still—-I guess you've thought I ", 1 ,, Ulxori n»d how he'll be "Yes. I'm sorry. Dixon is demand fine. I could have been in love with him, but—" "But you had this Richard Breen in mind. I sec." "Sidney, don't think it isn't hard for me!" "Knnning awny. celling ji«,r- ncd on the sly? Oh, I know it must be. And so unlike you." Roses eyes clouded with tears But Ibere isn't any other way " "Why not?" "What?" Rose said. "What?" "After all, getting married isn't a now-or-nevcr proposition, is it? ]•..?,°}', ha \' c to Brah up a man the i f how do you First Customer IN HOLLYWOOD SOW «Stuv_i/#»S3£4<w.. — : WASHINGTON COLUMN >T i ou just don't understand Sidney. I n->.vd yo-j wouldn't." "'Do you?" "Whal do you moan by that?' Hose demanded, temper Iliiriny.- * * * "JF you really want to know, 1 think it isn't all on the level Was it you or your Mr. Urccr. t.ilkinr; about the minister and the church?" "Well—" "Exactly. All ho said was how nice it would be, having you there at Ash iron." "Sidney! Oil, you're so prejudiced—" " 'I.ir. nnd Mrs.' in the register, and that lakes carp of everything." "No, no! lie wouldn't—" "Isn't it all he said, though? And you just jumped to more ot those wrong conclusions. After Ashiron, what? He's leaving Ulakcsvillo for good. Are you! loo?" '-Wherever he goes, I'll go!" "Like the verse in the Bible. But suppose he doesn't want you l.-'Bging .''long? What did he say akoul that?" "Sidney!" Rose was weeping now. "How can yon Ihink such horrible things!" Sidney shrugged. "It's easy for me. I was born thinking things like lhat, lllipgs you'll never learn. I know Richard Brccn won't marry you. Not today or ever. This isn't an elopement, for him. It's a very different kind of party. He probably isn't the marrying type—or he has a wife- somewhere, a wife and kids." "How dare yoxi! I won't—won't stand it! Get away from that door!" "If Richard Brccn, whoever the dickens he is, wants you so bad lie can come here and get you." '•Sidney, you're a malicious meddler! I could kill you! But you can't interfere wiih my life. You can't! I'm going—" "No," Sidney said. "You're not." Reaching for the knoh, she opened the door, slipped out and locked it behind her. Hose's fists hammered on the panel once, twice, and not more. Sidney could hear her in there, sobbing. . . . X To K* Continued) uv i-irrivK XKA Washington CorresiJiindenl WASHINGTON — l NBA) — ionic-thing new was added to the Washington labor picture with ihc ssmmcc of nil 11-poltit labor rc- orm program by the Department of Commerce. j Heretofore in government admin- liative circles. Department of La- ' 101- has been labor and Department of Commerce lias been manasc- '.. Ench minded its own bnsi- ler.s—before Henry Wallace became Secretary of Commerce. His successor. W. Aveiell Harriinnn, is np- larenlly carrying on the Wallace iraditltm, but with reverse Eng- isli. And \vhen the Department of Commerce starts" telling how labor aws should be changed, that's ne-.vs. Though (jiven in general terms, -he Commerce statement goes fav ijcyoiul the president's labor rc- foim recommendations to Congress. ; also just n.s broad as anything proposed by the Republicans in Congress. Briefly, it includes s'ticli principles us those: The public interest must ln> paramount in any labor.management iclations. Lnb'or practices which retnrd production should be eliminated. Employes must have complete !icc-dom to bargain individually. Violence- must be eliminated. Individual merit must be rcc- zod. There must be c<iuality before tin- law for both employe nml employer. Laws for the- prsrrvi- tion 0[ order must be .strenuthencd and enforced. liNOI-TK'IAI, PUOGKAM This program was drawn up by Ihc Department of Commerce Small Business Advisory C'Tnmit- tce. That's an organization of 18 private businessmen ]l s function i.s to advi.se the rvpartinetu on how it can aid p-.-.iall business. President Tnmun's old friend Lnu Vtolland or Kansas City is perhaps the best-known nn-mner. Others include Ivan Allen. Si 1 ., of Atlanta. Ross Stewart of Houston, Don ijclding of Los An«(-ir- s . N. H. Ensle ot Seattle. W. U. White. Jr., of Chicago, Hint Garrison of Now York. John u. Pinkcit of Washington, nnd others, broadly rrprescntalive of every section of the country. Such a group is, of course. P;ec to makr any recommendations it chooses on any subject, ivitliout connnitling Ihc govcrnmrnt TO Its Dros-ram. lint the fact that this labor reform pros ram was issued as a Department ot Commerce statement gives it at lensi a somi- oificinl stains. Frcrrtary Harrimnn i^ fcnn\vn to be deeply in.'i-rrsli-d in lai lo ,. re - aiicuis. Ho dor.s not. belicv,- that Ihc Drparlmr-nt of Commerce- hns my biisnjn.ss tryhiE to administer the Irvbnv laws or AdminiMration labor piiliry. nut lit- (!no s believe thai anyone intrrestrd in biisinprs prrduclion must be intercsifd In mnintainiiifr labor pcacp. Without goiiiK tn the i-xlont of making (hr Departmont t ,r coin- move i- n spokesman or a':rnt of business in goveinnifnl. be feels that businessmen shoulil B ,, (ren to romr to his Drpartment (,> express (heir views on all their problems. The Deparimeiirs function i s lo transn-il these ideas lo the proper branches of government (ov consideration. QUIT1-, A SJJIiruISE Srcietaiy Ilaiiiman has sel up as an adjunct <,f his 0 \vn head- (imrters an O;fire of Pronram Planning. It is headed by "phi) Hauser. who was one O f Henry Wallace's bright youna men in Ihe nenailmont of Agriculture. Recently It<>rrlman arii!eei a labor advisor to ihi s croup He Is Ralph notzel, formerly dim-toy of research for tb« CTO. Hm?rJ rose from lieutenant to uinjn,- .Hiring the war. He served first as artvisor • ••••••••••••••••• •,•• • • t to Maj.-en. Lewis Hcishey, head of Sclcelivr Service. Later Hetxi-l «as transferred to the War Production Bciarcl. Me became deputy vice chairman in charge of Inbai relations and liaison with the Wai- Manpower Commission. When those agencies were abolished lie iook a similar job v | h the Civilian Production Administration, transferring to Hnrriinan's .-••luff from C1M. His job now is to study Ihe impact of labor matters on business policy. He h, u l nothing to <|o with the preparation of the Small Business Advlsory"Com- miltce's recoiiimendations on labor reform. The whole thing came as *ti surprise to him. It wiis also a .surprise to the Department of Labor, which, for the present, lias no comment. . H should be greeted '.uth enthusiasm by the Republicans on C.\i> itol Hill. It may make the Truman Administration look n bit red in the face. rwj«« mim mi asisi gi-*J3fe*j ' {>iH[gwe«»* §g***? INDIAN WOMEN FRECt'ENTLY WEAK FC3TY TO FIFTY STRINGS OF 1 '*,. BEADS' i; 1 :; WEI&HIMG A TOTAL OF GLACIERS TH-VT f,(o\'t SLOWLY DOWNWACD ARE CALLED f./l//A/G GLACIERS. THCiE THAT DO NOT MOVE ARE DESI&MATED AS ANSWER: The sun is setting. NT\T: How fast can n dragonfly travel? SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith 1!1 UliSKINK .JOHNSON XKA Staff Correspondent HCLL-YSVOOD — iNEAi — The distinction of lookinu like Rita >. ay worth from Hit- rear may be rather dubious, but it is profitable. Actress Kathleen O'Mal'.cy, laughter of .sik'ivt-slar Pat. But 200J for the Uo-<!ay job. And she (ildn'i have lo .-.-ay a word. I; '.vas Orson Welles' idea, of course. < Ho lil-.es pxpen.sive ideas.) He used it lor a iiiislaken-ide.nl.Hy seen? in "The L3dy From Shanghai/ 1 Orson sees n gnl walking do'.vn the street, thinks she's Rita and nnif; after ber, £he turns around, r.nd he discovers .she's not Ijlta. "Get me a gal v.-ho looks like Rita from the rear," ordered dr- Thc casting nlfice sent him a down. Cison watched them walk, from a good icar view. "The N igj-Jes,' 1 lit- announced lU'itvelv, "aren't ri^ht." Kathleen i-cpnrtc'd lo audition. Cr,son w:uehed ' her walk and her ' IVi-frel" lie said. Kalhlpi.'n wculd have It; cut her h-.iir within a couple of indjcs of hi'i- real]: and bleach it, to -match Rill's - ii:\v blonde trusses.. Orson didn't v.ant her to" wear :i wig. Kathleen \\tis acceptable to the idea—IF Orson made it worth, her while. Orson said: -Fifteen hundred dcllars lo-c--.it and bleach your hair, :ind S500 to .play the part." Kat.h- >CY)j irx>k the jub. 'Ihe scene [nok two days to film. It will run only about :io seconds on the .screen. . Orson is happy. THOSE MKN AIM-. IN AGAIN I'ob IIop L . will make another ov- i ' ; — • rv Krt str.vict. inc. T. M. BIC. v. 3 r»T. ait.' "He's so cr.izy about his grandchildren that I haven't the heart to tell him that's one of the neighbors' children come to borrow sugar!" (if zas enterlr.lnnipnt tour this summer, visiting all the spflts at which he ent«itiiiiied ilufint; (he ir. How he avoids a hospital, we m't know. Boh ' and Bins Crosby, by the way. do a comedy d.ince rou" t " for "Variety Ciirl." uin;: walchcci Hob strut his stuff on the set for i moment, then cracked. "Astalre 'Imply bus to come back." Phil K.ipp, .«-rl|>:<-r roi- tin- Don Amec-he radio show, may turn playwright and do a stage version if -The Hickenons," doi ;o:m-dy skit co-starring Don, _-cs Lan-rlord and u.inny ThomS . . . I.liwla Romay i.s leaching Dlnrk Oablt' hoiv lo rliiimbj for Tbe Hucksters." HOW TliMI'TllS rrfilTS! They wore t.'{lcbi'Litin-> Per-'^y Cummins' l;lrtlidtiy on the "Moss Rose" set. "Whal birthday is it?" asked Vincent Trice. "My 21st." said. Peggy. "It's bwn- n loiv; I line since I v.i.s 21," .•.-inhcrt Pj-ice. adding quickly, "and I v:as 21 for a lout: inic. too." David O. Si'l/.nick i< linmiii;; —in it'< linii-olur, yel—over f'liar- li>y IJriUkrll's descrililion of "nurl In the Sun." Said Charley (if David's- !50a?£M woultt-bi- Academy Awartl cdntrmlcr: "It's "nil- OullaW in tad [ M-G-M starlet M:>rir Windsor. j and Lew Ayrcs are a new twosome . . . That new contract June Ri-j:- . r c!J si.-ned wit!, Ifouarrt Ilnslips Hives her ('.vice the salary over a four-year period, without options.' . . . Beltv Huttcn is on u \vei<rhl- rediiLiiii; diet. She has Lo lose 20 pounds she |;nmed while becoming a mama. 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