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ft;- ' BLYTHEVILLE '(ARK.) COURIER MONDAY, JANUARY. 27, 1947 BLTTHEviLLE COURIER NEWS 1 -na OOORUK mws oo. ' H. W. HAINE8, Publisher JAKSB IL. VERHOEPT, Editor * PAUL D. HPMAM. Advertising Manager -£»*l» *««90«J AdverUslnf Representative*: WStpM'Wltawr Co, New York, Chicago, De- trttt, AUante, Uempblt. . ' ~lPaUtabe4< Everr Afternoon Except Sunday tf&lend »s Kcond class matter it the post- bltfce at JBIythevllle, Arkansaa, under act of Con- October 9, 1917. Served by ; 'th« urtited Press t T, SUBSCRIPTION RATES ' r:By corrler In the city of Blythevllle or any Suburban'town, where carrier service Is maln- (iwed, 20c per week, or ?5c per month. '. By mall, within n radius of W miles, J4.00 per year, J2.00 for six months, $1.00 'or three months; oy mall outside BO.mile zone, J10.00 per year payable In Advance. ' The Lesson of Unification The unification plnn for 'our itrmeul forces and Die events lending up to it offer an example which the world's government might observe with profit. For the compromise which finally emerged was an achievement lhat the nations someday must, consciously • strive for—an orgmmiilioiiiil .slrtu'luro .that promises security and pence through a limited surrender of sover- eignly. : There was n basic similarity between the feelings of the Army and Navy and those of the wartime Allies. Under threat of defeat they joined forces with admirable spirit, mutual respect and singleness of purpose. But before and after that threat was present, their attitudes were decidedly different. Many high officers of each service regarded the other branch with a .jealousy and suspicion which matched the Viewpoints expressed during the least: admirable moments of postwar Biir 'Phree relations. Sccretivene.s.s was the order of the day, and with it an obvious inclination to exaggerate the cr- Tdrs and shortcomings of the rival service and the virtues; of one's own. • ; :--H tonic many months- of quiet, patient, hard work to break down the .walls of sovereign pride which sur-' •rounded tlie two services. Hut they finally gave way before the combined iorces if logic and experience, Victory •and defeat taught the same lesson ;that to remain isolated and unco-op- -erative in the face of danger is to in- 'vite .disaster." •: When the compromise result \v;is revealed, the sacrifices which each service made seem scarcely important enough to have warranted all the heat that apparently was generated in reaching it. Both Army and Navy retained illieir internal sovereignty. Tradition, '••'Pride, and morale seem untouched by the change. None of their former distinctions is abolished. '; : The Army gave up control of iU .Air Forces, to bo sure. But it would .have been folly in the light of air power's .contribution to victory, and greater folly in the light of the air power's future role, to deny this mighty arm of defense n scimnUe budget, administration and development unhampered by the overlapping authority of grudging, ground-minded officers. All that has really happened under unification is that organization and planning arc integrated in the inlerc.st of greater safely. Whatever else may happen, it is doubtful that a lack of central authority and co-ordinated planning in our defenses will again help to make us the target of aggression. If, as seems likely, the unification plan is approved by Congress, I ho country will be able to face, an uncertain future with "greater confidence. For this plan is the .beginning of an intensified campaign for peace through strength. That campaign will probably have to eonUmie'tinitil it is supplanted by a plan for peace through reason. And when peace through reason i:> achieved it will surely be because the nations, in the interest of survival, have practiced the sort of thinking thnt achieved the Army-Navy compromise. Kor the security of the world as well as of this nation needs a rccogni/ed central authority, legally constituted by the nations, which can orguni'/.e and plan for peace. All national prerogatives of an internal nature could remain. Language, culture, customs and traditions cou! I be unaffected. Hut military secrecy and «> aggressive military preparation would be abolished, not by international treaty but by supeniational law, agreed to by the nations. Seems to Be an Acute Labor Shortage a • t •••••. •••••••••••••••« IN HOLLYWOOD K YEKSKINE JOHNSON producer. NKA Staff Corrcspoiiilcnt HCLljYWOOU, Jan. 25. (NHAI— Prnnk Sinatra apparently doesn'; want to fight after all. - some time nfter Frank liart threatened lo punch us In our "slur.iil mouth," one of his pals, 'Bco>y Hums, telephoned to say that "1'ra.nkie boy was In a good incort and wanted to smoVn. a peace p!|).>. And would we linvc lunch with Frankle? Natunilly, we never accept Hindi dai.es over llic lelcplipue from .strangers. Mnybc it was j«st a plot lo yet us in some dark corner and liit us over the licad with a Uctoy- sr.^k loaded with cement. Wnen Praukin himscli calls we'll tor.sidi'T tlie matter of tune with him, ov flugeijig it out. We're in great slia-;ie—we've been taking slcam /jatlis, slaying up late nights and listening lo Fri.nkie's records - Irving Lo weaken our.sclf. IEL fn.'l. our t'ncme .song is '"nils Is the Week of the Weakling.' There will be wj • fireworks in (lie Gene Tk-rney - Olcff Cassini illvnrirc. .lust njntinc, un groilmls ul mental cruelty. Dies will %a tin tUsitfmiiK <ieue's film dallies . ..Inna Tiiniw is off lu Mexicc City i uaiii to visit 1'y I'tiwer af ter completing "(jrcen Dolphii sdTi-l.".. Wayne Morris is i:j> foi a "Kid Galahad" series on the air .lAN'i: VKAHN'S FOll FIIEEDOM Since her ncrfcnnnncc in "The; Yearling," Jane Wyinan is yearning for better things and probaoly \vi!I Iree-lance after her Warner contract expires next year. There's a highly dramatic role .iwaHini; tier in the Ij?e Horton- Paul 'Bernard story "No Liglit in Her Eye.,." if she finds the right Ingrid Boi'eman is so happy witli •Joan 01 Lorraine" (who wotiktn't be. at SSOCO a week?) that she may extend the Broadway run into June or July before her vacation trip to Sweden! It's a break for Enterprise, due to release "Arch of Triumph" aronml Easter. It means that Ind won't be appearing in nnothrr movie until the fall of '48. Since both Catholics and Protestants arc protesting its showings, . io,v tv3out giving that movie "a new title, "Drool in the Sun." Kv-^j ery producer in town is on l'Jric.*.'. Johnston's neck, yelling. "How can Selznick »el uway wUu it v.'hcn I can't?" ' «l AI)I> HOLLYWOOD HAXAKDS Now it's .something worse than (he hand-writing on the wall in Hollywood. It's s.ky-writing. Trying to film scenes representing nth century England with t:ie name of a 20tl> ccnuny soft drink floating through the air is driving; one studio crazy. Linda Darnell is liuyin" a house near Taos, X. M., \vticre she and 1'ci- Mill-ley— if (lie rccnncilalimi pot's thrmisti as e\pi cted — will spend their second hnnc.vinrmn ..... Hurl Kes, the hallad singer, faces a serious operation in a few weeks. . . Mitzi Green, the foi -m?r c-liiiil star, is au'aithitf her secoiul visit fmni the slnrk. Site's the iviVc of actor .Fi»si'i.)h Peviiey. • * • They've got everything incl'Jf.lin^ the chano'elier on Carmen Miraiula in "Copacab'.imY" Ve-p. she'.s wearing a bcjcwcled chantlcliei- a.s a hat. WASHINGTON COLUMN SO THEY SAY For every new increase in prices a certain number or buyers will drop out, of the inarkrt. —Dr. AlliurL llariiiB. Indiana U. marketing specialist. * » • ~~ To create projects (in Latin America) Uin/, will appeal to the workers our State IX-pari- menl. needs not a bigger budget, but more brains. —Dr. Joseph E. Thorniny. associate editor The Amcriea.s, cultural review quarterly. * • « IMast students of population trends ac;rc : _' Uiat the United" States will experience a decline the year UQr.O.—Guy Irving Burch, direct r Population Reference Bureau, Wahttington. p » * In 19JI) . . . (he average annual salary of the industr sluxl shnl Tnshrdetao hrdlaordlr.r>.d.i the instructional personnel of the schools v.'as $1G less than lhat of employes in all forms of private business. By 1DM il was $404 less — National Education AKsociatio'n report. * * m I don't know anything about, prices nnd I have no comment to make about prices.—John McCarthy, secretary National Association of FttrnHme Manufacturers. t * * The dealers arc nol taking any more price . increases. They have had enough. They feel the public already is paying enough.—Floscor: Ti. Han, vice president National Ketail Furniture Asscciation. HY PliTKIl EDSON NKA \VasliiiiKlon Con lispiindcnt By Irene Lonnen Ernhort I THE STORY: Jllkr Cni-Rlll wnl nit to War ivlllioul Mn?ln»£ imy- ihlne drflnltf (<» l:tix«i<! Flrlcfaur. Vn htn rrlurn, he |>rtu>»Krx. Hut warring** io MtVf menu* llvlritr 111 San Fram-liM-rt :>ntl Cnrolf hf.tltn li-s il, Irnvr tkc family ,,t ivhlfli -lie- t» Ihe main MUpiii'rl. '-TLcy'd K«-.t alon^ Kamrhoir If ihpy illiln'l havr Tun," .Hike nTKurK. <?nKKlt: l\oni]rTM It hf> rlcbl. Ill "VES," Cassie thought fiercely, "maybe he's right!" Rebel- lipn stifTened through her.' She .thought, "Maybe Mike is right. I ^cbuld. just pick up and go, and they'd get along 1 ." But'il was no .good. She just couldn't do it. That forty dollars a week she ;brought home was what kept the •Fletcher family. Shut it oft, suddenly like lhat, and what on earth would they do? Groceries—the r school clothes for Sid and Leni— •.school stalled next month—she'd 'been saving some aside for that. • ; "Maybe you could get a job in San Francisco, Cass, and send 'jthem a little money." There was Leni, Cass thought -with a twinge, Leni with the blue flowers in her hair. Just a child yet, really, her bare knees softly roundfd, her eyes with lhat now "defiant look, such a child really, . Dnd wilful. Mama couldn't do a 4hing with her. And Sid—Mama couldn't even manage him. Mama was so helpless, almost like a child . herself, a fat, indolent, helpless 'child, always needing somehow to jhave directions on everything. ; It Cassie didn't watch Mama ran the grocery bill into a frighl- ,en!ng total, and if Cassie didn't •organize the housework it piled jup into a mess. •< "It isn't Jusl the money, Mike. •It's—Just that someone has to keep Jthjnss going."' -.Another painful silence. .".OEsjie, i£ it's juit that you l to rrarry me, OT if you n!: I can make a go of rv sness—-" 'v S- ?!t'isn't that! Oh Mike, it isn't I love you, and I know you'll out to do." She was in his hard omhrnco again, his mouth on hers. Slic wanted to lose herself in him. She wauled to cry out thai she would go, that sho didn't cave what became o£ anything or anybody, if only the two of them, she and Mike, could be together. Together! The way it was meant lo be! "("'ASS, baby, I'm going lo make J yo\t do v.'haX I think is right. I'm going lo take you with me, and that's that!" She drew away, breathless, confused, aching. "Start your business hero in Mortonville, Mike!" she cried. "Why can't you? Then I can keep my job, and I can look after them. Oh Mike, I do want to marry you! 1 ' Happiness surged confidently through her. can't do thai," Mike's nccenls were clipped and short. "We've got it all figured out, the plant \ve would use, tlie factory thai would take our first output. You couldn't ship the sluff clear lo California from MovtonviUc and still make anything. You got to be close to the—heck, Cassie, I've got my plans all made." "Well then—if Ihc—it your plans mean more to you than—" "And if your family means more to yoti than I do," Mike interrupted with deadly quietness. "Thai's nol fair, Mike. I dicln'l plan on their being my responsibility—but they are." "I'm not, I guess." "Maybe we'd better just wait a while," Cassie whispered. "I've waited." The words were like stones dropping into a quiet pool. "Yon knew I loved yon, Cass. I wanted to ask you to marry me before I went, but I just couldn't let you in for thai. I wanted il lo be so lhat if somebody came along you'd nol feel tied to me, not throw away something real because of a feeling o£ responsibility or loyally t* me, when I I ever did. T left you with no strings attached, not one. Hut all the time I loved you, Cass. So much thai I'll never love anyone else the same way again. I may find somebody else, but it won't be like this." "Oh Mike." "And if yon loved me," Mike went on relentlessly, "the way 1 love you, you'd go with me now." * * * A SUDDEN flare of anger burned through Cnssic. "In other words, I should be the one to give in. I should just forget about Mama and Leni and Sid and go out lo California with you. II isn't up to you to change your plans one bit!" "It's strictly up lo you, Cassie." "We're not getting anywhere, Mike." "All I asked was for yon to say, 'Yes, Mike, I'll go with you.' " "I can't go," Cass whispered. "I just can't leave Ihem." "Okay." Mike turned on Ihc ignition, slopped on the starter, threw the car inlo gear violently nnd started it with a jerk. His face was slonclikc. When the car slopped in front of the shabby little house on Carson street, Papa was on his knees trimming the grass along the crumbling walk. Well, well, well, if it ain't Mike Cargill," Papa said. He wiped his hands on his baggy old trousers and came around lo shake hands with Mike. "Come on in. Mama's got supper prcl' near ready." Mike grinned and reddened bit. " 'Fraid I can't tonight," He said. "I just picked Cass up and drove her home. You slill play your banjo?" Papa nodded, his face brightening because Mike remembered. "Fellow I knew in camp had n banjo Ihc Hert Cross gave him He used to play it evenings nm il reminded me of you, Mr. Flelch- cr." Cassie hated lo leave Mike like Ihis. She stood by the side of the car hesitantly. "I'll phone you maybe tomorrow, Cass," he said. He looked at her briefly, then said goodby to Papa and drove away. WASHINGTON — (N1!A>— The ftroat merger of the armed .services can he put down as a shotRtm wedding. The shotgun was carried by Uncle Harry S. Truman, in cllc<:t, he told these quarrelsome Army t and Navy lovers who had hem carrying on an alfair all during the , war t oslart living together or else. I The hope is that real love will come to the contracting parties. What remains now is for Congress to issue a license 'that will make the union legal. A.S in every union of this kind, there seems to be a number of predictions that u. \von't work and it can't last. Militnry experts who were a ditiiu a <lov.cn during tile war bub haven't been heard from much lately may contend that under the p'.'n drawn up in the letter signed by Secretary of War Robert 1'. I'nt- tcrson and Secretary or the Navy James Forrestnl, the lines of authority ;u-e nol, clearly arawu. It will be argued that old cine! new semce rivalries arc bound to stir U]) dissension between the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Air Force and lh*> Secretary or the Nnvy, and. that these thrfc will he eonstantlv appealing their cases directly to tile president over the head of the lop Eecretarv of Nntloiv.il Defense. This' sonwvvhsit unusual procedure seems to he authorized in the r.ittcrson-Forreslnl compromise. Also, the lines of- authority for the Joint Chiefs of Stuff, the Presidents Chief of staff, the' Dirrc- lor of the 1 General Staff or ion nf- r >cers frnm the- three nrms. and the Central InteUi^ence Auencv m-iv shape \i|) n little vaguely nnri be hard to follow. TOP MAN IlKaillltr.T) The newly created Secretary n 1 ^ National Defense appears to lx> lop man in Ihc whole show. But n^der him there will be no one man in uniform — admiral or genera! — who will br the Commandcr-in- Chief of all the armed forces. That tob is apparently left to the Prrs- Idcnt, wlm has Ihe titto dircoilv rrom the Constitution. Diiriiitr tile war and sincr tho war there has been some fcelini; ainaiiR commanding officers on the operating frints that il was difficult. to irrt ftorisions from the .Jjint Chiefs of Staff because (here un? one in full command. A^roe- icnts by (be Joint Chiefs lui,i ti> unanimous. And while pr Marshall and Arnold and Adviir.il >K inncle a srood team, the lave (heir differences of opinion vhich delayed decisions. In Aueust. H)4. r >. for installer, t President risked the .Joint Chiefs of stair of Iho, Armv and Navy lo rfinc postwar missions of the I .vo services. He uover e,nt a saU-Ur- on- answer because neither riv»l could agree on whnl Ibr orher should ,]o. It has bcrn only in recent works thai itgrromeiu «,;\s. reached mi unified command for the thrntrrs or operation in Ihe pacific. Caribbean. Atlantic nnd Par Enst. In considcriiiK reduced appropriations for military budgets, it l-ceii Impossible to roach urner- menl. on \yh.-it should bo spem Tor battleships and aircraa. or Itmv research projects wen- to It" divided. Each service has hnd to innke Its own plans nnd requests, then lot conprcssionnl appropriations commit tees be Ihe final juripo ' tborize a single department of national defense.. The gcnerr v ' - plan now under consideration ha;; finally been ngrccd lo by Secretaries Korre.s'.al [ind Pir.tt-r.soti atul concurred In by Admirals t.eahy and rJiiiiitK and ncneral Eisenhower. That should be approvaleiwimli. When the merger is affected, the important tiling is whai. will b:? dont with the new combined lorccs establishment. There \vill be r.cmr expressions of fear thai .setting up tills one biggest department of government will hasten another war. That is another .fallacious criticism. Under the concept of future ur.r.s, any atu;ression against tho United States by another Hitler would he u powerful surprise by .supersonic, long - range aircraft. SJ.uidc.d missiles,. atom bombs or worse. Such attack could end" in quick defeat unless well-planned defense and Immediate counter- ill tuck on a highly co-ordinated scaio could te ordered 11)1 by a unified military establishment. A strong United states i.s therefore one of the greatest guarantees of continued world peace. Heads Board HORIZONTAL 1 Pictured U. S. official, "Rich- nrd n. • VERTICAL 1 Intricate 2 Salad herb 3 One 4 Caress 5 Sun god 0 Dash 7 Essential being 8 Exist 9 Hypothetical forces All such criticisms of loose, linos of authority i n the new uni/ira- lion plnn may be valid, but all such divisions can now he out by Congress, when legislation authorizing the merger is lu-iin considered, u would be n nntional disaster if criticism of details in the merger- plan were allowed delay It. Since 1910. over CO bills have been Introduce din congress to.nu- VE JCMtWAES C£r5«L'AE'= DILM-S ROUND-TABLE ,' CLIFFORD VAPARK'IM, EEF-3RI; Tt IE Arc.~-'f!•" 5TA M PAR DTI.'.'. K, THIRTY-EiC-h SIDE GLANCES by Galbrahh 17 Comparative suffix 20 Sincere 8 He Iieucis the munitions 13 Tempers 14 Hosier 'A J5 Redact IB Bewildered 18 Lateral part 19 Close up (Scot.) ,v 20 Power '-''•' 22 Spread 2.'i Average (ab.) 12 Scoop 24 Georgia (ab.) M Taller 25 While 27 For example (ab.) 28 Nocturnal mammal 30 Verse 32 Bear young 33 Hegrel 34 Enelosc " 30 Musteline • mammal ^ 39 Any 40 Bone, 41 West Saxon (ab.) 42 French article 43 Chart 45 Apostle .V; 50 Pouch '-^i.'. 51 Wind instrument 53 Man's name 54 Strive 55 Overcoat 57 Short sword 59 Bristles €0 Electric units 21 Pungent plants 24 Snake-bit antidote 28 Closes JO Mine entrance 2!) Males 11 Recover 1(i Pronoun 47 Mystic " ejaculation •!8 Silicate •19 Mineral salt SO Rise 31 Still S2 Greek letter 34 Noted 54 Diminutive 35 Mnke possible suffix 37 Pass SG Eye (Scot.) 38 Nook "•'K 1 ' 58 Township «Station p 't-' (alx) Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople DID VOU FIND CiROUMD 1 ^?!/ BAU/TWIGGS.' GL,*XSS IWTHE WAFFLES, j;f UFc HAS BECOME ' : f^> ACAKeUKGLG.'' LEPT, VOLJ WERE AS. J^ -t— MARTHA COMTEMTED AS A r^\ PRACTICALLV FORCED 6UTCI4ER'S CAT— \1§V /V\t TO DISPOSE OF WJ YOU'RE VOEAR.- W MV P6D ALL THREE c^Jjk SAWD&R. YOUR CWINiS AT^-^§7 PlliE I5STIIL HERE, HALF-MAST// V\ /MOUTHING HiS MOLDY HERE'S OM6 T-'LL 1<IL1_ AMT IS SUCK A BUSY CREATURE, ' HOV! COWt US A PiCMIC ?" Out Our Way By J. R. Williams "Your discipline would carry more weight, George, if you didn't make sucl\ silly faces when you try to scold tKa . .._ .. . child!" • . . : --•

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