The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1947 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 23, 1947
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PAGE TEN THE" BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher " JAMES L. VERHOEFT, Editor ' .PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising M»M««r rtote National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago. De- troll, Atlanta, Memphis. L' T Published Every Afternoon Except Bund«v JCctered as second class matter at the post- cttlce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- iress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press BLVrnEVILLEjARK.t COURIER NEWS SUBSCRIPTION RATES By currier In the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 35c per month. By mall, within n radius of U miles, (4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per yenr payable in advance. Implementing Civi! Rights Tlio first ten nmeti<lnienlH lo lh/j United- States Constitution, better known as thc Hill of Rights, have ion^ been the object of both pride and embarrassment. In puriKtsc they ;\i'e a mat.hless statement of the rights ol free men guaranteed and protected by a democratic government. But our ht.s- tory is marred by frequent ami fla«- 'rant violations or denials of thiiso rights. Presidents have conic and gone and these discrepancies have gone uncor- recled and for-the part: imnoticwi, except for a succession of pious pronouncements. Now at last Mr. Trmvian has made a beginning toward reconciling inn-pose and practice. His .sound and courageous intention is, in his own words, to see that the Bill of Rights is "implemented in fact." He has appointed a 15-membor President's Committee on Civil Rights, and his directive to the group was iui admirable combination of just intent and clear vision. Thc President cut to - Llie core of . -the problem when lie called for legislation to fix the limits lo which the fed- era! government can go in pvotectinv; its citizens' civil rights. Re docs not wish to subject 'individuals - or local governments to dictatorial pressure from Washington. At the same time he asks a clearly defined federal power to safeguard citizens' rights in th,j event of a breakdown in local government, Recalling the Klan activities of 2fj years ago, Mr. Truman said, ''There is a tendency in this country for that situation lo develop again, unless we (if, something tangible about it. I don't want to see race discrimination. ] ."don't want to see any religious bigotry break out in the country as it did then:" '.'••' - Discrimination ;l! id bigotry ;iro nior.; than a present "tendency," of course. They have been present in varying degrees throughout our history. And they have been defended by invocations of stale's .rights and by appeals to the Bill of Rights from those who deiiied civil rights to others. Now the clear, forceful definition and action which this situation has needed so long promises lo be forthcoming. Jlr. Truman's appeal for legislation .should get ii favorable reception from the majority of congressmen. And his committee, though barely iv- gnnixed, shows an encouraging approach to its assignment. General Rlcclrio's Charles K. Wilson, Ihe committee chairman, has rightly noted that, "No group is capable of interpreting the rights of a free people without adequate expression from all who constitute our democracy." So, a.s a first step, bo has called for writ.. lert opinions on thc subject of all interested citizens. The i.sstjc of civil rights should not be neglected longer. As the United States attains greater world jjowcr it finds itself more and more in the position of seeing motes in its neighbors' eyes while ignoring the beam in its own. The government complains 'rightly) about unfreo and fettered Polish elections. Yet it blandly ignores a onii- party election of a state governor by (J75 voters out of more than H.OOOjOOO ' population. Such anomalies will grow increasingly 'embarrassing' until we contrivo to practice what we preach. President . Truman's start toward 'the practice is certainly,one of the.most notable acts of his administration. JEANNETTE.COVERT NOLAM The Genera! Relaxes We had figured that General Marshall, fresh from '10-odd years in the Army, would be preparing himself for In's complex, arduous duties as Secretary ol State by reading volumes oc history and economics and .stacks or state papers. We were right about the reading but wrong on the Subjects. A Honolulu dispatch says his taste runs to mysteries and Westerns, three and four books a day. The general, of'course, is wise. Why should he panic himself like a student boning tor the next day's examination after not.studying all semester? He'll take tilings as they come, meanwliil-- 'refreshing hi s mind, on whodunits in between trying .to solve a couple of real mysteries—how to end the Chinese civil war and how to write :i peace treaty for Germany and Japan. SO THEV SAY Since Americans don't start revolutions like tile South Americans, or fight each other !r. civil wnr like [he Chinese, .or starve from lack of economic stability like the Europeans, they think they are n little better than the rest of the world.—Rev. Joseph M. Smith of New York-, former Philippines missionary. I ] xxxvm j'J'HE stairs were rather steep, the | train of Rose's gown had a trick [of winding around her ankles Papas gait was none too steady. , Halfway down Ihe flight Irom I the landing, Papa said abruptly <"Ro<:e, you look beautiful. You rc- jttiind me of a girl I used to—" , Sidney, teetering on high heels :n pace ahead, said: "Hush! People .can hear you!" ; So Papa hushed, and they went ;on marching slowly and very un- ..-.jnaturally to the strains o£ Han- : "Ta-TAH-la-fa I..! Here COMES the bride—" -.. ;. They were in the parlor now .and raising her.eyes a little, Rose could sec faces turning toward her- ratner shimmcry they were, but -..that was because oC the veil over "her own face.-Mamma was sland- . Jng with Beau, their arms linked, and these two Rose saw clearly Thci: Hose saw JofT and, beyond .mm, Dixon—and for a flashing scc- :ond the veil or the sheen of candlelight, something, made him look ;!IKC somebody elstf, an unworthy somebody gone, gone into the depths of shameful oblivion, never , even lo be thought of again Oh, no, this was really Dixon' so strong and safe, the man she tloved, who would love and ten dcrly cherish her through all the days ol her life. They were hailing in f ron t of the altar, the wedding parly in a j small half-moon around the min- lEler, who was opening his book \ 'Dearly beloved, we arc Rath- cred together here in the. sisht of God--*." * * ]yjA.JOR CAMERON opened the door and stepped out upon the : porch. Right in thc middle of the preacher's unconscionably long-winded prayer, he 1 had remembered that due lo all the. bus«e*.'W. f!>? CJ1 '>y evening lie had icglected to bring in the Stars and 3ars, displayed today in honor of President Davis, tile anniversary >f whose death it was. Disrespect :o thc nag and the prevailing cx- :itemcnt was no excuse. He looped the lovely silk over his arm and stroked it. He stood on the porch, grateful or this momentary respite Iro^l lis obligations as host. Inside, the lucsls had been served supper and ivcre now silting about chatting. Rose had gone upstairs to change nto her traveling dress. From the anding she had thrown her bouquet, which was caught by Laura (of all people) much lo everybody's amusement. The Major sighed, recalling why Laura had come. An odd business, that. He could scarcely believe even yet, that Mr, Milgrim and the young chap, Breen, could just melt away into thin a:.-. With Laura's arrivnl he had set forth on the errand of restitution, .he cash in hand, or, rather in satchel. Oh. the utter boredom of , canvassing the route, stopping at all the village.;, talking himself hoarse (o yokels like Sylvester Atkins of Carp Creek and all the rest! To say nothing of. thc humiliation. But, to be frank, the humiliation had been less than he'd anticipated. Simple people, those Shenandoah investors, aware of his mastery most of them praising mm for his courage and integrity several calling him a hero. As perhaps he was ____ * • • < HE door opened, someone was Th d !. him on lhe P° rc1 '' Mr - fhayer, his new son-in-law. "I was Jooking /or you, 'Major you Boodb y and h, ' > J Boo y an that I shall devote my life (o the effort o£ making Rose happy. I know what your feelings must be at this separation, and I want to assure you that Ro £e win come ?? ck often, to see you, sn.d that she and I will always be eager to liave you and her mother, all the Camerons, in our home for as long as we can persuade you lo stay." The Major was quite affected by this declaration, he cast about for a proiw reply. "Mr. Thaycr—" "Dixon, please." <• "Ummm—Dixon—" He hesitated and rallied his forces, for he had something to Say, loo, a sort of speech he had been outlining, which should be said sometime, just to get the situation straight! "I—ah—thank you for your understanding, sir; it does you great credit. And I may remark that the regret I feel at Hose's leaving us is ameliorated by my knowledge that she goes from my protection to another as solicitous. \Vc are all very fond of you, uinm, Dixon; you have endeared yourself to us And that, I think, is in a measure because of our fundamental similarities. In breeding, background, the things which count. "And on this subject, since we are now on terms of—umm—kin- ship, I should like to add lhat, though in recent years financial stress has restricted our mode of living, there was a lime when the Camerons in Virginia were genlle- folk of means, influence and distinction. Yes, sir. We had then such friends and confreres as are on ornament lo any society—and to memory. In Myra, in my youth, I was boon companion to Ihe Kitt- rcdges of Kingdon Manor, a clan as noble as—-" "The Kittredgcsi" Dixon said, Interrupting. "Yes, sir." Thc Major smiled in the darkness. The magic name could still invoke awe. "My grandmother was a Kltt- rcdge," Dixon said. "Your grandmother?" The Major stopped smiling. "My mother's mother. She was Sophie Kittredge." The Major repeated the words feebly: "Sophie Kituredge?" and then was silent. This could not be. It couldn't! But it was, and thc Major knevr at last that it was, and he smiled again and softly stroked the beau- lliul b?rmer lie held in his arms, The Sad Part of It THURSDAY/JANUARY 23, 1047- ••••••••••••••••••••••••••i j IN HOLLYWOOD ••••••*•«••••••••« WASHINGTON COLUMN nV PETER EDSOSl . ">'KA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — <NEAI—fol- lowing is the imaginary text o[ a non-existent note on 'the balled- political uicss )„ ceoi-gln. Goor- 6'«, U. S. A., that i.i, not Generalissimo Jo Statins native Georgia U S. s. R. This hypothetical note 1 might lave been but was not delivered to he u. S. Secretary of State I/ a ni'thlcal ambassador who s could inve been but was not from a country named I'olunri. Text of the lote w as not released by Anybody This is it: "I have the honor to refer to raur excellency's commimiciition regarding the Polish national elec- ions of Jan. I'j, 1947. All my Government, has to say to you in' reply s this: " | "H is a source of great regret to call to thc attention of y<m ,i excellency's Government tlu. <oiuin- ued concern of my excellency's Government over the undemocratic goings-on now going on in the Georgia State" Capitol in Atlanta i connection with the choice of new Slalc Governor., ' : ' "Then! is cause for special per- urbation in current reports of recessive measures which the provisional governments of Ihe State of Georgi,, have seen fit to employ against democratic I lements iii Georgia which have not aligned themselves with (he partly of llje contending self-styled 'governors' Arnall, Tahiindge, and Thompson. •My Government would be fail- IB hi its duty if it ahl not i)o j,, t out that th c continuation of present policies of suppression, coercion, and intimidation as applied to political opposition j,i Georgia constitutes a violation of the letter «s well ns the spirit of the Constitution of the United States, the Charter of Ihe United Nations, thc Yalta and Potsdam Agreements, the Marquis of Qncensburv Rules nnd Emily Post's Book 'of Etiquette. "Nor can we ignore the crimi- Sl activities of the fascist emignu :lon organization known as the Columbians, whlrh seeks to work in contact with the underground organization known in Georgia , as lie Kn Klux Ivlnn. espeeia'.lc tnk- ng into account the link or these underground organizations 'with the bandit elements which perpetrate every kind of violence "I beg yon, Mr. Secretary, to nc- cept. assurances of my deepest rc- spcct and nil that stuff. "Signed: Ambassador X" MUCH LIKE I'OI.AM) As mentioned at the start the foregoing note doesn't exist and is pure fiction to boot. Bu ( thfrc , s n it more truth than f illl( . v . a , 1(1 it packs a moral. People who have trouble kccn- »}B up on the dear old imerna- tionai situation have onl v | 0 i oo k at Georgia (o understand one of the most involved and serious i s - Ever since the end of the war Ihe u. S. government hns been deeply concerned about B | W . was h-PpeninR j,, t h at war-l oni c o,m- r>. It has been the American contention that things in il u - lleiv am i reconstituted Poland aivn't be4ug r «n on a democratic basis In AIISUM. November. 'an (i carter this month U. .S. ..,.,,0,,1'ariors In Warraw and Moscow died official protests with the l-ofeh and Kusslan governments, obiectimr that the Polish election, „"£? being run on the square, as agreed to at Yalta and Potsdam TO these charges [hc m , ssla)1 , ] ^ government., issue' denials and counter-charges. Th cy c , aim , he Peasant Party i., viiimitig a fa>ickt underground. a nd that there have bee,, bandit raids on election centers, assassinations of " commissioners. „,,„ SB on . •* ll0le lhi " 8 ls h> | IIAKU TO UNDERSTAND I If the outcome or the Jan. 19 elections is an obvious fraud, as predicted, there will be pressure to have the United States withdraw recognition of the new Polish government arid sever diplomatic re- ilations. To do that only Uvo months before the Moscow conferences on a German peace treaty in which Polish-German borders will have to be defined will be n major international embarrassment. The outcome- of the fight for possession O f the Georgia state capitoi won't h ave quite Mich far- reaching effects. Furthermore what happens in Georgia, u. S. A., is none of the governments' business. But what is happening in Atlanta is probably just ,,s impossible for the Poles'and Russians to understand as what goes on in Po- Jancl is impossible for thc United States to understand. TMttCUfttOin WOULD 15 A FAMILY OF (PUAIL O1LLED A THE GREAT SPIRAL HORNS OF THE ADULT RAA\ MAY V.'EISH IF A HORSE ATE AS ,\WCH PROPORTIONATELY AS A CATERPiLLAe, ITS DAiLY RATIONS WOULD WEIGH 71V& ANSWER: A covey is n group of quail, but not necessarily birds of the same family. NEXT: A good neighborhood in wliicli lo livr SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith If aiw ^u * . • une5 ' a " *« tar Honda iraiiy problems come up while he's away, p| ease f ee ) ^~^~-, ' " " free to call on mo!" I»V KIISKINE JOHNSON' N'KA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD - <NEA>— Rudy Viillee will mnkc his first personal iippenrance tour in eight years this summer, at $10.000 a week. . J . Frank Morgnn, Just bock from N£",V York, .ha<| to turn down three Broadway offers ijecause of his Hollywood air show. . . .Usually man-aggressive Bll.i Raines (she'll soon marry for tile second time) ptoys a spinster in her latest film, "Time Out or Mind." • » » Despite all the protests alioul :< wave of drug traffic pictures— .since revision of (he Producers Code office says there is only "He film about the drut traffic, "Assigned (» Treasury." tielnf inillle «|- in jirnspect. "Assigned" tells the story of Uncle Sum's efforts in stamp out tils traffic. SANDERS KEl'OKMS George Sanders, the woman-hater, is carrying n torch eight miles high for Mrs. George Sanders, who is suing him for a divorce. George i s contrite. lie is chastened. Those comments about the la- ilies, both off and on the screen, have bounced back at him tike a iMOineranx and have hit him Miuarely between the eyes. •Says George: "I've ha ( i a change of heart. A new s£t or value's you might say. I luvve' every 'intention- of winning back Mrs. Sander's. I shall do my best to effect 11 reconciliation. She has been very ill. I guess my j)hll- osophies , may have h iu i something (o do with that. "I have completely reversed my opinions as a (-esult or my presem predicament. From MOW on, instcac of making iv/nnrks to oilier people about the ladies. 1 Khali talk (< lhe ladies themselves, and tell their the things they WANT to hear." Ol'sonoddity of the week: Orson Welles to his head cameraman, Irving Klein, at 10 a.m on "The Lady From Shanghai' 1 set: "Irving, you've done that so often I've lost all confidence in you." Orson to Irving at 10:15 u.,»* • •Trying, that was GREAT, ^frave the ulinos'i confidence in yo'ii " A1VAV FROM IT Al.l, The year's most dangerous and exciting film location trip should be riKO's expedition to Switzerland this spring to Him the bestseller. "The White Tower." Director Eddie Dmytryk will use sucr. spectacular innovations as hclicop- teis unrt diiraUiminum camera scaffoldings 1 0 shoot, mountain- climbing scenes deep in tile ncr- iiese Alps. If Hollywood's strike is still on, Eddie won't h.ivo (o worry 'about pickets. We doubt whether they would climb the Alps. Producer T!i!l Thomas was interviewing a li-year-old, Kuro- lyn firimes, for a rule in "Atliu- quernue." • "Any great laleiil in vour fam- ilj'."' he ashed. "Oh, yes," SLl i,l Karolyn. "Hoth of my fathers arc lalenteil." "Two falhers?" said Hill. "Yes," siiid Karolyn, "ISinff Crosby aim Jimmy Steivart." She jilayetl Bin»'s (laughter In "Hlue Skies," Stewart's i n "it's a Wonderful Life." Conductor HOKI/ONTAL ! Pictured conductoi', 1 Dislinct pni I S Pause. 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' sayings 39 Indicate 41 He , or conducts, a concert r Our Boarding Hquse with Maj. Hoople THE GOOSE I 3UST WEW OUT TO THE TRASH cftM AMD ne OPENED UP OKJ ^e HE'S GOT A, BEAK LIKS A FAIR OF PLUMBER'S PLIERS/--— YOU'LL TO 6ET RID OF HlfA TODAV/ .... F/ MV WOED,/AARTHA. \MHA-T ARE VbU S«YlNG ? -~-AREYOL> SUSGESTIMG J BS INNUENDO THAT AW SAWDER. BRUCE 16 TO SAV —— DO YOU PROPOSE -*-ARe YOU THROWING DOT A WW1 - 31 "DISPOSE- OF BRUCe? Out Our Way ByJ. R. Williams VOU WILL. TOO, IF YOU GO W AROUMD OM ONE O' THEM KNOTS. ' YOU'RE OM T>r -^\ GROUND.' i i'lV 1 VVHEM HE SKES WHUT HE'S DROv ME TO, WON'T HR FOtJ-i I-LOCKS BOWM

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