The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 29, 1947 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 29, 1947
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BLYl'HEyiLLE COURIER NEWS i: * THE COURIER NEWS CO. • yf >' *<• K.W. HAINES, Publisher 1* „ ' JAMES L. VERHOEPT, Editor D.* HUMAN, Advertising Manager hoi* H»Uoo»l Advertising Representatives: Laee Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Delta*; AUtnU, Memphk . - Published Every Afternoon Except Bundny '- itotercd ta second class matter at die post- Ctnee tt Blythevtlle, Arkansas, under act at Contra*, October 9, 1917. Served by the tinlted Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES „ By terrier In the city or niythevllle or »ny suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, '20c per week, or 95c per month. "* By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4 00 per year, $2.00 for six monlhs. $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Not a Job for Congress Disclosures and rumors of dirty work in professional sports have finally reached Capitol Kill. There they have so aroused Senator O'Mahoney of Wyoming that he has asked for a congressional investigation of the whole matter. Two tilings in particular nerlurb Mr; O'Mahoney: the inronds of gambling and the suspicion that there may bb some monopolistic features about the operation of big league baseball. But are they important enough to warrant diverting the time and energies of several members from the ni'gent work confronting the new Congress? We doubt it. ;• Most states have laws covering gambling, and local and state police to enforce them. More important, pur- haps, almost every professional sport has its own regulatory officers. They may or may not be functioning as alertly and efficiently as possible. But at any rate tlfe necessary means for Investigation and punishment are al- Eeady in existence. r Mi'. O'Mah'oney's mention of monopoly in connection with baseball .seems to-have been inspired by the Detroit' Ameiiciin 1 eaguo club's sale of Hank Gieenberg to Pittsburgh in the National "League after all the American League clubs had agreed to let the high-salaiicd, hard-hitting but .somewhat aging player go. Perhaps the senatoi ,s unduly apprehensive. It may be said, without going into detail, that this was not a new maneuver, and {hut it h,m been logically explained. It should be borne in mind that no can J J ' e mole interested in keeping tesftfonal .sports', on the level than the executives wild make their livings fiOTi them The .<a>orls public is fickle < ml^motipnal let it get noised around •n good authoiity that players and games are regularly being "fixed," ;.nd the fans will iaisc a howl afiil stay away in droves. ? - (An exception should be made in ttie case of professional wrestling, which is so trumped-up as to resemble &, vaudeville performance more than an athletic contest. Fans flock to the matches for the laughs. There is no gambling trouble. One might as well v bet on the ending of "Uncle Tpm's Cabin.) It should also be remembered that sports, -like many oilier enterprises, have enjoyed an easy-money boom during and after the war. "But the lush spenders are .gelling scarcer. With prospects of a more selective purchase of sports tickets ahead, it is likely that the sports big-wigs will be more alert to keep their attractions clean and rompelilivo. Gambling in sporls exists, certainly. Hut it is not beyond the power of lh<! sporls themselves to root it out. What seems needed is a tougher stand by those now in authority, or their replacement by men who can be tough. There were no gambling scandals when Judge I.andis was baseball's high commissioner. His code of rectitude was as unyielding as his granite profile, and he could set all baseball, from rookie players to league president, (inaking in their boots when his dander was up. if tho sports executives and promoters don't clean out tho gamblers it will be money out of their own pockets. Hul the situation is not one of grave national concern. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.V COURIER NEWS Cnpyright, 1947.' NEA SERVICE. INC Prophets of Confidence During the war some of the country's ablest and most progressive businessmen and economists'organized themselves as the Committee for Kconomic Development. The purpose of tins public-spirited group was to make and intelligent study and program for reconversion and postwar prosperity. Among oilier things Ihey forecast full employment, in spite of the doleful .Jeremiahs in the Commerce Department and elsewhere, and gave reasons for the prediction. The Chi) proved ilself right. And now its members are telling the country; as a result, of further study, that this high employment and prosperity can be maintained, and that depression is not inevitable. The sound thinking that they have exhibited in the past inspires confidence now. But, whatever their ultimate reputation as prophets may be, wo applaud their spirit. Too many Americans have accepted without fiucslion the "inevitability" of a depression. Too many have placed no iailh in the power of human intelligence to steer u course away from economic catastrophe, or ol:\a have Placed a blind faith in some other economic system than our own. The CED, we repeat, may prove itself wrong. Rut at any rate its approach to the future is forthright, active and confident. We cannot lose'any- thing, in any event, by adopting the courageous attitude of those sound and successful businessmen. TFIF, STOUT t Jlihe Cnr^lll ,vci,t * l» *j»r without xarlntr miv- iJ ' " •*'«>*. fce c t t» Jflki mr oxc-M. Hut MV|II K In aranj- of'wlilrli *a*e TsllJt I.on Cuvi-ndUh. * * » V had never visited the Cavendish place before. Lon iuoJ vaguely mentioned several times that h*'d like to take her to meet his folks, but this was tho first time he actually did anything about it. She'd seen pictures of tnem all on the Sunday society pages. "Mrs. Lon Cavendish Sr gives garden parly," or "Judy Cavendish entertains Vassar classmates." Leni hadn't niissed tho \vny Lpn's eyes hj d gone over her approvingly, as she stepped into thc j car on her \vay to the parly. "You look lovely tonight, Leni. That dress makes you look a lot I prettier than sweaters. You're cute aj they come, Leni!" Leni sighed inwardly with relief She always wanted- to look i just right She wanted desperately for LOT to be proud lo be seen i with her But it was difficult to 'look nice when you couldn't buy §ood things. In the summer it ttjnat'ter quite so much. She'c * •— this summer at a radio Leni sang. She had a „ J. voice > which she handler • JW thout any formal training ^*n had been there because the v Cavendish family had offered one of th« prizes in the "audition. She J»J>«l*red when he had asked hei toil out with him that first time • ithMhir he knew how young sh< _, He'd never atfced. He was . * «enlor in college, and had \—^ty* been in the army on ac- ,c*i»t <rf something that had hap. ~ w »n 'aiitomobile occideh V-was small. t up the long drive Jo thi '-k s lK»a«, a knot ol dread iort itself inside her. She did so .'ant to make a good impression "Scared?" Lon asked as he >arked Ihc car. His dark eyes winkled at her. "You needn't be. You're so—so beautiful, Leni. You onk like a litlle gypsy—especially ucc in that dress." Leni sent n mule prayer of .hanks to Cassie, and stepped out. * * * 2HE got through the introductions somehow. Mrs. Cavendish ivas going out for the evening. She fleeted Leni warmly and apologized for t leaving. She explained to Lon that the cook had the refreshments all ready. Later, at the pool, Leni went with Lou's sister Judy to gel into her bathing suit, and came out reeling foolish and almost ashamed m the brief suit, until site saw that everyone else was wearing one practically as scanty. Aficr that things were (ine. She forgat completely that she was only Fletcher from down below the tracks and that Ihis was the Hill crowd. ucni could dive and swim likr? a ish, from the days when Pap,' used to take her and Cassie and bid down to the river and lei them swim around and play in th e "; al f, a " ^y while he llshcd Inat had been qui;e a few summers ago. No one ever went to the nvor swlmnrjig any more because it was pol.iilcd now from works" 0 ™ Cavcndish Chcmica Everything in Mo!lonville be longed to ihe Cavcncishes or th. Fairs or the Hamillons. Even tin n'^ U Eccmcd - PaPa nevci fished any more, because there wasn't anything in the river now except a few carp when there wa> high water. Ixm's sister Judy introduced he: to everyone, and within ten minutes everyone was calling her Leni darling," just as though she were one of Ihcm. Lon was speechless with pride Jlc stared at Leni as though sec ng her for the first time, as sho lood poised on the. springboard 0 dive. She luid beautiful legs, uul slim hips, ami her breasts vcrc high and softly rounded. Her vivid hair was n bright cloud ibout her small fragile-boned face. * * * IT was 1 o'clock before the party broke up and Lon and Leni started home. Lon, lucking Leni in the car, .bought again of the way she had ookcd, diving into the pool—like 1 small perfect goddess. He was houghlful as he started the car, bill his thoughts were alt mixed up. lie was aware he'd had too nauy cocktails, but he knew too ;hat this was a special tu'ghl for iim and Leni. For it was tonight 'ic'cl made up his mind about her. Leni had had a couple of cock- lails hcrseir. She fell very happy •?nd excited, and above all, romantic. "Thc world, is my oyster, and I'm goin' lo open it!" she said, a trillc thickly. "What was thai?" Lon glanced nl her and laughed. She looked so cule, slumped down in the seal with her head buck. Swt of sleepy and contented, like a kitten. An adorable cuddly Killen. He stopped the car suddenly, so thai tires squeaked. "Leni," he Faid. He gathered her into his arms roughly and began lo kts her. He kissed her eyelids and she shivered, and then he kissed her throat and lie felt her warm hands pressing the back of his neck. "Let's get married, Lctii. Lei's go pick up someone lo go along with us, nntl let's get married tonight," he said after a while. "We can go across thc stale line and get it fixed up—no blood Icsls nothing to it. How about it, Leni?" She lifted he,' soft month. The white daisies she had fastened in her hair scratched his temple a little. Her lips were all thc answer he needed. | "I'll phono good old Parker ' Hamilton. H.;'ll go with us. Ho knows the, ropes. He' got married himself once and divorced. We won't ever get divorced, lioneyl Will we?" -I speechless with pride ' Leni shook her head. "*"*?< I Jr_ ! :HJ 1 l lh .?, u «!L. se ?^_^ mw .(To Be Continued)' $j&& Guess Who'll Pay the Bill? ""'T^— M/PORTAL TO PORTAL PORTAL RACKET •JURE BLEW A HOLE- IN BANKROLL — YOU'ILHAF MAKEUPTHE m -K<fe WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 19-1? • •••••••*•••...•• •..,....,....» « : IN HOLLYWOOD | WASHINGTON COLUMN at «V I'BTER EDHON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — INEA>—sen. Robert A. Tail's Committee on La Dcnl Democrats Murray and Pepper. Tfift himself has indicated !n- unr curbs .should not be too severe. Tliiit being tlin situation, if touch' ' ' for its first formal session some time next week, the cliairmai hopes to have a comparative lalm- Intion all laid out on a work sheet that will permit fast action Hearings will be held, yes. Anyone who wants to be lieard and Iia.s so>>iclhiii!; to say w lll be given 11 chance tu siy it. But, says Hartley, (here must be action before March 31. That's - the date the U..WS* - »..-«,. u.i i s_ ui.ijj Mill* JLI LlrjLCI Fred A. [ House-: when the commit:eo Committee Is Republican Hartley, Jr., nf Kearney, N. j In :hc l :> st Congress. Hartley got cied- t for organizing n "coalition" of Hcpiiblicnh.s ami Democrats to hamstring QPA. Democrat.'; who oiued with him became known as 'Hartley Democrats." It was a po- poison label for the Democrats, though Hartley says he re" I y clitin't have a coalition and he wasn't fur killing off OI'A alto- gc;hor. ire just wanted to curb some of Its powers. Nevertheless, Hartley ,, 0 t the il.'Utntlcn for being close to the National Detail' Dry Goods Associa- •lon, which was Oi'A's princioal ?ain ill the neek. Hartley also got Me reputation of being anti-labor Labor tried hard to beat him in November. Now i, C re he Is, chair- nan of Die new Labor Committee Hartley .says he didn't pariicular- y want this job. Tills is hi s (enth fl be .says it will be his la term in Congress, though he will only -14 years old come VVash- uglon's birthday. Ho would muc'i lave preferred the top spot on the Hiict and iinconlroverfial Post office mid Civil Service Committee. But House GOP leaders wanted him to take the Labor chairmanship, so he difi. No II<>TTI,E\I;C;K'INOW Hartley hn.s been delayed in get- :lne his new 25-membcr commit tee together. A couple of Ihe raiik- ng Democrats have been out of :own. But at a cocktail party in us office the 15 Republicans*nm! 10 Democrats met and started laying out their program. All through the New Dc.1l. the House Labor Committee was n bc» lloncck—with a cork in 'it'. 'Nothing could pass through unless it met the approval or the big union eaders. Whenever a bill ,„ curb labors powers came up in ihn House. Democratic leadership hnd to steer it through the riulr-.s. .j u - tliciary.or other commUlO"s |r> K r( '"• nut on the floor. All that' is no-.v changed. What Hartley l,n s | t , thc no ., rrmrmtlec is (he making r ,r -,n- othcr "coalition." To,, of ||,o •»-, , "•rmbers are freshmen coi>,;r,-'s-I "«n nf unknown convictions IV | nmoiiR the veterans are such" lou-i i law-makers a* Republicans n-rii'd ! '^"^^^ 1 ^" ? '""i. and R:il|)h Gwinii and i-li'- w»rth Buck of n r . K y,, rk [„„,,',,, er with Democratic veterans T7ol;.] O f Michigan. r; r Harden or North Cnrolini A line Kelly or Prnnsvlva'nn J"lm S. Wood of Cir-or'Ha ^ ^ ™l. h ... !3 '' Mk .'-'• J»o W»rn n THAN OM Th'E PREVIOUS EVEMIN& .. , P> Fi-UrFED-UP PILLOV/ A'.AY BE. DOWN, CONTAINS AEOUF 3C> AMLES OF&ALLERIES AND AT TIMES CURING THE WAR. 70, ooo WERE 5TATJONED WITHIN WAILS. •29 NEXT; The seagoing polar bear. SIDE GLANCES CO , , „ , . ,,1 Nevertheless. Hnrllev -eel, th-.t Hie Sentile Commute j,, •, .. , '. out- for labor re a ,,,a t ' ic> ,' " , ,'.! °«-n mu ,„ „ , ; IS ' " a j c , ,e ^ I"-™, the Hou. "o'lnve'n """ (hem softene.l » > Senate r,nlx>r yenr Inclntles libornl Aikrn an ( i Morse, it But Id like to buy several frat pins, Mom—there's at least three EII|S I go out with that I'm tryiog to make up my mind about!" liV EKSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 29. (NEA) — While Idol-worshipping Hollywood gels ready to kneel in reverence before thc great Oscar in the forthcoming Academy Awards, let's pause a moment todav and Honor the unheralded movie champions of law—those- folks, and things, you never he.ird of who accomplished so much for what eventually showed up in your neighborhood Theater. For inslaiu'e. Inanimate actors. They should win Academy honors. too. We looked uy our old friend, William Cameron nicnzlcs, an expert at devising settings and props to adil dramalic power to a scene. Bill has won two Academy Awards in Ihis field, (he nsl for "Gone Wilh (he Wind." "How about picking out the 10 licst scene-stealing props of the year?" we nskcd. ri.EXTV OF CANDIDATES It was an idea right down Bill's alley. So here they are: 1. The slatue on the church clock tower that sent Orson Welles to death in "The Stranger." 2. The straight-edge razor wielci- I by Gregory reck in "Spellbound." 3. The woman's scarf that kept •Mmund O'.Brlen on the trial ol "Thc Killers." 4. The ' key to Claude nnins' wine cellar in "Notorious." 5. Thc liollle thai tempted Anuc !:i\ler off the wagon tn "The lazor's Edge." 6. JI'lic unending line of derelict 7. The scissors Olivia de Havij- laiid used in -The Dark Mirror." 8. Thc bloomers which caused Jeanne Grain so much embarrassment In "Margie." D. The Spiral Staircase." 10. The braces left behind Dy young convalescent polio victims in "Sister 'Kenny." And lei's not forget those folks you never heard of. There's Gobi) Glockenspiel, electrician. .Go'ao's work kce;;s him high, In the catwalks' of the studio sound stages, pointing his light at the stars 'below. He's watched movie- making from above for so many years that lie recognizes stars tiy their cowlicks. Gcio is the fellow who nursed a dislike for a famous male One day, to show his hatred, hc"f switched off his light just as a scene featuring the star began. As a result, the cameraman on Ihe picture is now up for an Oscar for unusual accomplishment i>i thc use of shadows for dramatis liower. DON'T NEGLECT I.EII.ANI Then there's Leilani O'Brien, secretary. TjCilani worked for a scenarist, taking dictation as the writer worked out dialog for a movie. •Her -shorthand was shoddy, and when she transcribed her notes some sentences never made sense. Leilnni is still at lite studio, taking dictation from writers. But th" writer she used to work for is now lift fair-haired boy of the lot, heralded as the creator of a brand- new technique in sophisticated dialog. • • • And sonic kind of an Oscar should go, too, to Bnnsable lllaek, the maintenance, man. It's his jnti to clean up (he set between hikes. Bnnsalilc worked on eight western movies in a : row—and never complained even once. The Christian year i s about 11 lays longer than the Mohammc- year, which is n lunar one. Cartoon Producer HORIZONTAL 1,5 Pictured cartoon producer 11 Winding sheet 13 Awakened 15 Pork cut 16 Defeated 18 Vehicle 19 Landed 21 Sorrows 22 Hindu garment 23 Equals 25 Fruit ?fi German town 27 Three-spots 28 Tone E (music) 29 Chinese town 30 Lively dance 33 He creates characters 37Sc»nfs 38 He lias produced many n fairy 39 Steals 40 Charges 4'! Bong 45 Age 40 Warm 48 Fruit drink . •10 Benches 5!French resort town 53 Becoming 54 Prevaricates VERTICAL 3 Sea.mammals 2 Armed force's 3 Behold! 4 Vat 5 Palm fruit 6 Angers 1 Turf 8 Greek letter fl Get away 10 Annually 11 Form 12 Moisture H Wipes 17 Thus 20 Shiverings 22 Runs at top speed 24 Cuts 25 Book of maps 30 Pierces 31 Worships 32 With lobes 34 Chemical compound 35 Turkish decrees 3C Flower clusters 40 Touch 4 i Simple 42 Diminutive suffix 43 Dry 46 Dress edge 47 Split pulse 50 Symbol for tellurium 52 Nickel (symbol) Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople [EGAo.PtKie.' LISTENS TO THIS SOLLY ~* 3EST: ONJC6 IMATRM £0(V\e aue«056 WAS IWArtT POUTICW. REFORfA, . , [MORAL REFORM.EDUCATlOMAL feEPOR\\"-^- lN-f6RRDpTED " \VIHM" YOU M6ED, . .. FR16MD, IS CHLOROFORM .' ^ SPOILED Out Our Way IMTEI.LECTUA:. "•, EAR-. 1 :/ ByJ. R. Williams '*-. ix^ MO "-••'; 3S THAM . —7l I Cr'OTG' E-Ercsi 1 [I IV V.-tjREVGO.' r y li" -~±_._BORM THlRTV YEARS TOO SCON

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