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JTHE <-BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBX COURIER NIW8 CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher ^ - JAMES U VERHOEFF, Editor -' PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager .; rota NktioruU Advertising Representative*: WtLace WlUner Co, New York, .Chicago, De- troii, AUAiiU, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday iSntered as second class matter at the post- cffice at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 19M. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By ccrrter In the city of Blythevllle or any tnb'urban" town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, 1400 p«r year,'$2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In. advance. The Urge for Change Dr. George Gallup's pollsters recently set 'out to discover what thu public , knows' ami thinks about the \yagner Labor Act. They found thai 8} .per cent-of those questioned (all- adults) .either didn't know anything about the law's provisions or nlse had completely wrong ideas. Yet C-l per ccnl favored changing or itbnlisliintf th'o This is scarcely an enrouraging report.. The Wagnei' Act has been law for more than 11 years. It is distinctly important, since it defines and guarantees certain labor unions right.*, and is a sort of rule book for collective bargaining. Further, it hiis been frequently praised and damned ever since' it was passed. Obviously, this law has a direct influence on many lives. Yet the odd fact remains that only 19 per cent of the Gallup sampling had even a, gen- , eral idea of its provisions. This.is more J puzzling than the preponderant desire to see the law changed or done awuy with'.-.'Many of the people who favor amendment or repeal of a Inw they know nothing about have probably grown impatient or fearful al, the recent course of management-labor relations: They must have gathered, however dimly, that the Wagner Act had something to dn with labor. Therefore, they . doubtless decided that a change is what is needed. The law may be unknown and the changes unspecified but let's have a change. It: is, perhaps, from such vague discontent that much of what we caM human progress is born. It is a risky, inefficient way of-managing lives and affairs, a.s history, attests. When the discontent finds a response in intelligent, .honest, well-intentioned men at the head of a government, relief and betterment usually result; But when the unscrupulous take advantage ot popular discontent, the reward is likely to be a Hitler. Thus far Americans have been fortunate. They have a system of government which doesn't penalize iionesc leadership, and which gives a talented man a chance to realize his ultimate capacities. They Imve sufficient liberty and sufficient education (inadequate as much of it is) to choose generally able leaders and representatives to operate that system of government. They have a press that is free and, for the most part, intelligent. So we call ourselves an enlightened people, and by present world standards we are. Yet, for all our vaunted literacy, many Americans arc hopelessly Ijewildered when forced to make a decision concerning their own and their country's future. They cannot tell Iho frying pan from the fire. They only feel the urge to jump. Until most of the people not only feel the desire to change and progress but also know the point of departure and the desired goal, neither our government nor our .society is safe. There is no quick and easy way to attain this safety; Hut certainly v the first need i.-i more and belter schools, and more and hotter-paid teachers. 'Infinite Wrong' general coun- l/. Lewis and Joseph I'adway, AKL sel appearing for .John the United Mine Workers liefore the Supreme, Court, gave a perfect summary of the issue in the rase when lie quoted to the court a statement ol Thomas I'aine's: "The king can do infinite wrong." Mr. I'aday was referring, of course, In the government, ttnt the quotation fits All-. Lewis loo well to bo passed over. VIEWS OF OTHERS Best Way to Go at It 'Ilie alarming thing about the universal mili- lary' Inilniug issue is not that. Congress ua.s failed to enact 11, VVhut Is most disturbing t» that, like the bulk of America's postwar military policy, It hns fallen victim lo political opportunism and <ie!ny. But it Is :i question which liar, no busiiiesr belng n political issue, so the President's action in placing the whole mutter in tlie hands of a nonpniiisflii, civilian commission for study is n coulil it Ion ot Selective Service now only live months oft. inn tile commission looks like a good one, wlilcli may balance of: the delay. This ncwspn|>cr has often advocated such Presidential bodies to help clarify issues which need .lifting out of a political context, TIIO. members need not be experts—they can call in HID experts They do need to be broadly representative, to have national .standing and pubtu: confidence. Their findings give public opinion something solid to work on. They provide a catalyst, which can chimfc even Ihe most realistic political deal into somcthtUB belter than it would have been. This particular commission seems lo measure up to such specifications and to offer hope ot sound results.. CHRISTIAN SC1ENCK MONITOR. step hi the right direction. The move hnrdhAhe described as hasty, with expirat <J By JEANNETTE COVERT KOLAK , • • - xxxvi ' [ j TJANNAH didn't know why. Oc[< tober should seem so rushed. P '_ Maybe it was just herself grow' i ing Up, and tempus fugit-ing, ; | as adults often said it did. Any- Sjjway, she lived in a state of con'| slant anticipation. [ j First Jeff had gone. . . . Hannah 1 1 would always be proud that it was • her money which made his going ; I possible; and when he wrote about • i his job in New York, drawing i Spunky Mule posters to be spread : 1 on billboards all over the country, |.'S: she had a sense of personal gralifi- ] • cation. Without her, this could not BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1497 Bridging the Gap ••»••••••»••«•••»*••••*••••••••••••••••< IN HOLLYWOOD • j have been achieved. But she ; • missed Jeff. There was one less ll 1 chair to be pulled up to the supper It j table, one less plate lo be washed; ' she couldn't pass his closed bed- j room door without sighing for his -' absence. And soon after Jeffs departure . <lhat memorable Saturday of tur. >j moil, with Mamma smiling pnd weeping by turns, and heroically t forbearing to refer to Sitacy'e derelictions of the night before with Papa grumpy and sr.uttering t | The girls packing tr'.oks, Beoi , | getting in .everybody'; way, and j vffT himself stolid with excile merit) eoon after that Saturday Dixon Thayer had arrived Blakesville. Probably few peopl would .ever know why Dixto i tamo al just thai time; but Han ! j nah knew. Sidney had sent fo him. By accident Hannah hear about it. The weather was warm the parlor window open and Han with a library book jus From the porch, the voices rea'ched her, Sidney's an ";.'To avoid hearing she "V"OU wouldn't, though," Sidney said earnestly, "if you knew me better. 1 do crazy things, and poke my nose itito oilier people's business. I'm bossy, und I have tie ideals at all. I always think tlie worst of everybody and everything, and that's what I usually get, of course. I'm not your ^orl Dixon. Bui Rose is." He laughed soflly. "Yes, Rose i my sort, Ihe darling." A longer pause, and Sidney said If Rose went off on a tangent il's Ihe family failing. We all d it; I think, because we've neve really belonged anywhere. W haven't any real background, bn Just something made up out o Papa's dreams and Mamma's I sweetness and light. If we could "She'll forget him—shc'e already ever have been ourselves—poor, forgotten. It was a sudden thing, undistinguished people in a small a shock. I won't lell you, Dixon; Northern city —but no, Papa he'll lell you herself sometime, wouldn't have H; we must try to he poir.t is, It's over." live like aristocrats in a pre-war "But love Isn't something you South. So we're just-shadows." in turn on and off at will." | "You're not a shadow, Sidney." 1 don'l know what 1 am. I haven't the faintest idea. I may find out, finally." 'I think you will," Dixon said. "And 1 can catch her on the rebound? I don't want to." "Don't you? You're not enough in love with her for that?" "I'm completely in love with her," Dixon said, "have been since the minute I saw her. But I'd want her to love me—not so much, maybe, but to.whatever extent I deserve and exclusively. 1 couldn't tolerate the specter ot the other HV BUSKIN*; JOHNSON NKA Staff correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA)— Latin Turner .said she wanted to give us thi' "true" story of her Mew Year's expedition to Mexico City. Our ears practically leaped off our head as we reached lor our asbestos notehook. Lana denied, us you may have read or heard 1 elsewhere, lhat she 1 spent a week AWOL from the studio, that she held up production of "Green Dolphin street 1 ' lo the tune of S100.000. and that the studio was mad at her. (The latter is open to argument, however.) And she wasn't reluctant to admit, that she made the trip suddenly to ".surprise" Tyrone Power. I What a .surprise!) "I K«l off work early (lie Frl ilay before Xe\v Vear'.s, 1 ' she said. "I didn't have lo he back to Hie studio until Thursday morning. Sn I decided to surprise Ty "I called up my manager and he gnl me 011 a plane al 5:30 IVi afternoon. I tried lo get back fur work Thursday morning, hnl a sttjrm held up llic plane. I liat-k al the studio Friday. I missed (me day's xv'Jrk." Lann's return was one lhey'1 remember at M-GM. Kile walked onto the set wearing a bifj sombrero. Director Victor SavIMc and Hit rest nt the crew were wearin sombreros, too. plunking guitars and .singing "South of the Border." A happy, gay family greeting, according to Lana. Did she have fun with Power on New Year's Eve? "It was wonderful." she sighed. "How serious is this Ty Power justness?" we nskcd. "How serious do you want II t" ic?" she countered. Obviously, it is rather serious. KI.I.A MAJORS AOAIX Ella Raines, about to marry her second flying major, Robin Old.s, nsi-sts it's jtLst n coincidence, and lot a fatal fascination for flyers. "I just like 'cm rough and rugged." she told me, "and they don't come that, way tn Hollywood." Thcyll have a church wedding and then honeymoon in Hawaii. Vlajor Olds is a jet plane expert. ,"Uut," .snid Ella, "I want the honeymoon on a slow boat, not in n jet plane." Neatest Irtck of the week: Mary Astor and George Mnrhpy, both past 40. playing teen-agers in n prologue scene for "The Rich, Full Life." . . . 13111 (Hopatong cassidy) Boyd may not croon or titriim a guitar in his films, but he's riding around town in a swank town- aiid-country car with "ilopalont;" in .silver- letters on the door. . . . Yoo. hoo, Mr. Eric Jolinslon; Orson Welles swears he'll have Ritn Hayworlh vvearine; an evening gown split clear up lo her hips in "The Lady From Shanghai." and Arthur Illake Hulls \ninil a I a I"!C rally in Alloona. money fur WASHINGTON COLUMN •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••it** IIV I'KTKH l-:i)SON i'KA Washington {.'orrcspnndcnl WASHINGTON, .Jan. 21. <NEA>— os.sibiilty that the President's '.rst conomic Report will receive some- ig of a bni-sh-oft 1 from lit'.: lepublican majorities in Congress s bothering Democratic .supporters the so-railed "full" employment I J the parlor \\ [ j nsh sitting v i | Inside. Fro ''Not for you, maybe." "Not .'or Rose." -Well, no, it Isn't," Sidney said. I She's really loved you all the me; the other was an infalua-1 Enigmatic though this dialogue w<5u»<l have had lo get up and shut till w i leti them." ^H might have discon- on. She knows now how silly It was in part to Hannah, it did ex- vas. You must help her recover." plain why Dixon stayed,so long "Help?" he said. "What a word!" land why, when he left, Rose was "The mistake Is," Sidney said, I wearing the star sapphire ring n supposing all women leel which, he said, had been his moth- aliks, react alike. They don'l. cr's. Rose was engaged lo Dixon; Some womtn recover slowly from lit would soon be announced. Han- such a sheck, or never recover, nah felt awfully pleased and will snap right out of it. He thought a good deal about Dixon's et her down, Ihe other man; an I Virginia home, as Rose had de- ideal got dashed to pieces, and it scribed it, the rambling while was the Ideal, not the man, she house with ivied chimneys and grieved for. But you would never I glassed-in verandas, the gardens let her down; she's sure of that,land meadows and winding wood- and if you insisted on marrying land. A very nice place, and Han- her right away—" l na h asked Rose If she would lik "She would accept me?" lo have company there. "Yes, and be happy ever after." "Oh, yes," Rose said. "You mus "I—I wonder." I visit Dixon and me often, every "Oh, yes! You see, Dixon, Rose summer, Hannah. 1 ought to get married, she needs to; When she spoke of herself ant she was just cut out to be a wife. Dixon in this way, as if the Marriage is security, the kind Rose I shared all hopes and interests Under this !:u'. r , the President's epoit goes to a new congressional olnt. committee made up of seven enators and seven representatives. !y Fob. 1 this committee muni i[;esl the President's report and lake recommendations of it.s awn i the Congress. I To date, however, the Flcpubli- ans have shown no inclination '.o rganizc this committee. The coin- littcc is authorised to hire a staff f exccrt-s and conduct hearings. But with the committee itself un- i'ganiH2t!, nothing has been dotie bout hiring the staff or holding he hearings. Between passage of the act ht.M ?bmary and the November fictions, Democratic members of the oint committee had taken the irsl steps to get organized. Democratic Sen. Joseph rj. O'Mahoncy of Wyoming was then chairman. But when the Republicans swept he election thn Democrats stopped ivork. Notliiin; lias bfen done. OOI> MONKKYWKKN'Rll ausc of clccitinn defeats, there ire now lour vacancies on I In committee. Two Republican senators and one Democratic senator ind one Republican congressman must be nurneri. They may be dr- si^nutcd by the two party leaders any moment. But with less! than three weeks in which lo Pcr-j feet its organization and curry out Its required functions ,lhf! committee can do only a superficial job. ; Part of llu* roluctanco ott the] part of the Republicans to move is due to a general OOP belie I Ilia:. the President's lirsl Kconotnlc IJe- port contiiins nothing that retiuires much action one way or the either, or will not otherwise be taken Ciirt p! of. The president'. 1 ; sliortvaiinc piM- gfttm principally tells labor, man-, ageinent and agriculture to be and keep prices and wages down.' No biy new appropriations ;HT caller: for. cx;:epL :L $H milli.ui start on u housing program. Ke- publicans feel llial tlie lorig-niii);c rccorntnendution.s can b? put ol! till next year In addition to this lack of ncwi much siction now. tlicre i.s a epublican party issue at stake. t Involves the political ambitions : Hen. Robert A. Tart of Ohio. Mo caught in a predicament. He avers additional government plan- ling and spending for health, cdn- alion. housing and so on, All hexr. Ihings must firsl. be rlearcil iy Hie C'ommitlee on F^cononiic tcport, on wlilr-h Tafi i s riinf.iio' ?epui)'.ican. lint during Hie campaign Tan vent on record for government economy auct tax mus. These v.m liuiHtled by the Senate Pinan,. Committee, on which Tan. i.s al u Repilbllcan, The two ^tiit"'. of cronotny and ;-])piidliiE Ju.st can't' UricJiiC.'i is chairman (if tlie Appropriations Committee. Holdover Ut-:n- OL-ratic member.'! a:'e O'Mahoncy and Francis Myers (if Pennsylvania New Kcpubli-an Sen. H:il])li !•:. Plunders ot Vermont is groatly intereMed in the (Mtijihiyinent aft. the Pre.sideal's Cumir;]! {jf Kcniuim- re Acirisers and ttio joint committee. As au oxjierienc'ctl businessman with i^oorl tabor backing, he would be a logical head for tli" eommitLee. nut whether he ov .ionic oilier Republican named is acceptatile lo Taft is what eounls. Without apologizing in any way r the Council's achievements in lln: tljrei; months of its existence. * Council Cliainnnn Edwin G. Nourse ailmit.s frankly that the coming yi-nr's work and repj-t will be inui'li more detinite, than its first efforts. Dr. Nourse feels that the Council is fortunate in that it begins oiK'i'ai-Ujns during u period of high- level employment. It tlio Council iveic faced with a serious depression in 1047—<; it were now forced to recommend drastic measures for economic recovery- -it might tail as dismaily as Herbert Hoover's Farm Board did in 1929. Given :i year to find its r.laco. the council will do b.nter. Nourse says. .land ulair will represent enlerlaiiunenl I*a., lo raise lliere. . . . Ked Skelldn ivill squawk and squawk loud if M-CJ-M dncs- n'( give him suitable names for co- slars. Afler all, laments Keel, "Unl" H(jpe has (.'rd.sliy." . . . Adolphn Menjou, Hie liesl-rlrcsKetl man, gels a -wardrobe .of 40 suils — from .a new-tvjie lialhinj; suit tn a <:iil:>- n'ay. — in "The Hucksters.' U. S. Army Leader THIS CURIOUS WOtLO HORIZONTAL 1.8 Pictured t-T S Army man, Maj.- Gcn. — 11 He was born in 12 Gaelic Kl Wnpili 11 Bestows approval 1C Shade tree 18 Near 19 Brought up 20 French article 1T> Editor (ab.) 17 Encountered 22 Punitive VKRTICAL 1 Man's name 2 Kind 3 Musical note 4 Pounds fnb.) T) Iambus (> Mohammedan noble 23 Make into law •!! Paradise 1 Masculine 2-1 Kasy gaits 42 Love god 8 Symbol for 25 Fastened krypton 20 Amphitheater 9 Compass point 27 Motor part 10 Color 32 Malice 12 Electrical unit .14 Of a elan 13 Auricle 35 Garden tool :*7 Drunkard 3!» Susan (ab.) 40 Priestly caste 45 Krnploy •Ifi Quarter section (ab.) 47 Skill 48 Be indisposed SO Symbol for tellurium 52 Gallium (symbol) .as saying, "You mean thirds'Mitticonc else?" ldwy said. "Us ov«r." >? achieved in the snmc •budget. »• '.\\f. President mid his Counn;' ol Economic Advisers found in drawing iii) tlicir recommendations fur the coming year. Tail, is also ninkiiic Republican on the Committee on Krononir Report. That would normally him chairman. Uut lie i.s chairman of Ihe .Senate Committee on I.n.ioi and ciiaiimnn o[ the Repn'oliciih Policy Commuter. His 1;d:in (: a third chairmanship would givr trm more than bis share of poui i That's the way Republican riv.il and Democratic opponents lonV L it. anyway. IT'S 111' TO TAFT T.ift would no doubt like Ibis third chairmanship, u \\? can't have it, he would no doubt has been wanting since the day Rose looked awfully happy, her to name the chairman and " ik. she was born." . " I eyes shining; and Hannah knew of his co-operation. Mitch "of iho Dixon said, after a pause-. "How I that Sidney hadn't been mistaken, delay in gelling ihls Commiiire old are you, Sidney? A year Rose was going to be happy ever Economic_ Report organized ycunger thaii Hose? You seem— | ofterl well, I admire j\-u very much.' (To B* Coailnuta) s •i ockc S' i "S f "f Position. _ Sc "-, a tylcs Bridges of New Hampshire ranks next, to Tiift. 21 Rebuff 2~i Playing card 28 Nevada city 29 In a line .10 Short sleep ' 31 Fondle :i'2 Speed contest 33 Selh's son (Bib) .IS Stops 3fi Challenges 38 Preposition 3!) Pinlail duclc '13 Italian river •M Small shield 46 Lislcl • 48 Coin •in If ops' kilns He began his military career in the national 53 Scottish sheepfold 54 Induct /V/C5//7" A1/&K AT/OSS AS" THEV PASS BETA' E EM . J57RUMEW AND THE X Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople E6AO, PIKE.' X KNOV! TrWT DOG WELL— USED TO 6MAP W M.V HEELS -~AND LOOK, HE'S SHOWING -ftAE VMHITE WORD/ BRUCE INDEED l4A£, THE PROUD BLOOD OF HIS ROBERT I OF SCOTLAND, VJWO //•*"__.. .^ 6ANNOCKBURM EMER HEAR ABOUT THE SCOTCHMAN \\IHOOSEDTO STUTTER, MA30R 1 CURED HIMSELF \roin <] LONG DISTANCE i, CALLTO LIMEKPOOL r; CAUSE /.\OEE DEATHS IN SOUTHWEST UNITED SMTES COFn.J'M7 BY NEA SCRVICC, INC. ANSWER: Sun Francisco, Calif. E XT: At Hie bollorn of Lake Mead. SIDE GLANCES by GalbfaUh Sr-s JUST A?, ^=1 WELL 6RUCB HEAR. TriW GAG-- By J. R. Williams DAT PROVf: ML11BS OOT MO' BRA1M5 DAM A HOSS--C-HI; SHMitr DAT QUICKS^MD AM' TO STEP IM "I'll t>et tlio author of that article you just read about What to do with your spare time never raised a family!"

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