The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 30, 1947 · Page 12
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Thursday, January 30, 1947
Page 12
Start Free Trial

BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1947- THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. 17. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFP, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager tote National Advertising Representative*: ne Wltoer Co, New- York, Chicago, De. ; AtlanU, Memphis. £ ' Published Every Afternoon Except Bandar Entered as second class matter at the post- cm* at-Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 18J7. . Served by the United SUBSCRIPTION RATES By cjMTier In the city ot BlythevUle or any "su'ourban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or S5c per month. By mall, within n radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, »2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Mr. Ford's Experiment Yound Henry Ford's cut' in I lie ipvke of his company's automobiles is, as Mi 1 . Hoover described proHihiUon, Tan experiment noble in inn pose. It also [promises -lo bo, a successful .accom- •plishment if lie can get some co- -bperation from fellow industrialists rrcul -organized labor. Mr.. Ford referred to the pric-i cut as n "shock treatment." But the shock -is undoubtedly one that affects other businessmen rather than the imliona! reconorny. Food prices already arc com- aijg down. -Other items, ijarticulai'ly ^textiles, seem to be past their .price 'peak. But" in Mutiny durable goods, su<?U -as automobiles, demand still exceed'* 'supply. H may be thai'Mr. Ford has de- •cided if demand is allowed 'to. push -aiitorprices still higher, th'c coiiKeiiuent -and inevitable drop will be more se- • •Vei'e. So his price reduction is a ctish- lioning rather than a shock treatment. 1 The Ford company has announced, '.that .some of its three thousand aup- '.pliers have followed suit and promised . to reduce their prices to Ford, or at "least hold them at present .levels.. But \yord also comes that the UAWrOIO, •while congratulating Mr. Ford on his ^decision, is still determined to press its • drive for an hourly wage increase of '23% cents at Ford. . I Even less heartening, at the moment, is the outlook for contract na- i. .gotiations in the steel industry, which •are now under, 'way. Philip Murray has let it be known that ho is interested in getting his United Steclworkers not only a wage rise but also porla!4o- •'portal pay, a guaranteed annual wage, • -a welfare fund, :and other benefits. Ail these are desirable, hut right now they're likely .to bring up the price of"steel. Stool prices 'rose with the -now contracts last year, and took 'another/T-ise last month which reflect-- ,ed the higher cost'of scrap.. If steel prices go up again, the country can probably say goodby to any hope of price cuts in the many products which would be affected by that rise. Probably it is too much to hope that the Steelworkers and the UAW would accept a price cut instead of a wage increase this year, or at least modify their demands enough to keep steel and auio prices nt their present levels. Price cuts naturally would benefit all of us, including the wrokers whose unions are negotiating new contracts. Substantial wage increases in anything as basic, as -steel might prove an illusory benefit even to the stcelworkcr=i by giving I bo scarcest group of products on the market today another upward midge in cost. Mr. Ford's experiment would then probably go the way of that other noble experiment, prohibition. Modern Fable The Omnipotent Generality A retired brigadier general has deplored the "trend 1 ' toward putting m Hilary leaders in government with the declaration that "the military man thinks in terms of force." It seems to UK that we need be less afraid of "the military man" and his way of thinking than of the sort of mind that, with one broad sweep of generality^ can judge and condemn a class, Million, race .or religion. , Sti(;h thinking: is. easy and contagious-. It is remarkably efficient in one way, .since one. idea—usually borrowed —can serve for a mij.lion men as well as it can for one. Thus "we hear that labor or labor leaders always do so and so, and industry always docs'something else. We hear, great segments of our population lumped into Republicans or New Dealers,' reactionaries or liberals, and assigned a common emotion. " The.-sa'm.e thing Is done for the Jews, the Russians, Ihe Germans, or .whoever'happens to be :the. object of thi! gencvub'/cef's attention. It is this sort of thinking on which demagogues feed. It is n powerful stimulant to mass'bigotry and the popular will to make war. Adolf Hitler, it will be recalled, took full'advantage of it. « The general's generality quoted above is probably not dangerous in itself, though we don't think it is any truer than other generalities. It is, rather 4 \ symptom of a type of thinking that always is explosive and is particularly so .when it • exists in a world which already contains an explosive atom. SHUCKS, You S'HOULPA DONS THIS LONd AGO, I OMLV RAW COLUMN WASHINGTON IN HOLLYWOOD BY KRSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Before his recent marriage, the fourth one, Louis Calhern was talking tilings over with his third wife, Natnllc Schaeter, who insists: "We didn't become friends until we were divorced.'' Mrs, Calhern No. 4 is 22-year- old Marianne Stewart, 30 years Louis' Junior. Louis, according to Natalie, said: "It's wonderful. We're in love. But she's so young. I just can't see how It will last." "Don't worry, darling," purred Natalie. "Your marriages always la-it—for a couple of seasons." After the wedding, Natalie sent them a telegram reading: "I hope you and Junior will be very happy." Louis wired right back: "Junior joins me In thanking you for your best wishes." Natalie and Benay Venuta play a couple of hover girls who hover over heroine Joan Leslie in the new Eagle-Lion movie, "Repeat Performance," which sounds as it L could, be, the life story of Louis Calhern, but isn't. WORKING OIllL, Benay, one time Urondwny' nuis- cal comedy star and radio silver, needs the money she's' tjotting foi her role in the picture like I need n Sinatra record album. She's the wife of A r m a n it DeutEch.'hcir to the sears Roebuck millions, lias a $75.000 white mink coat, a home on Park avenue in New York City and just bought the Avtic Shaw estate next dooij, to Greta Gnrbo In Beverly Hills, No. she hasn't yet seen Greta or any of Artie's ex-wives. "But," she laughed, "Arrrmnd ila the keeps complaining that Artie could at least have left Ava Gardner along with the furniture." Benay was christened Benvemita (Italian for welcome) Crookc, and split her first name into Iwo. when she went on the .stage. Her first professional job was dancing in the chorus at Grauman's Egyptian theater in Hollywood, she replaced \ KRl named Myrna Loy, who had iust signed a film contract. George Jcssel turned down another producer's offer to his life story on film with comment: "Living my life oh^tt* has been enough." , ^V' Inflation note: They're saying > Oi3t no one talks turkey in Hollywood any more. It's always plicasunt under glass. AI-l.-AliOUNl) ATHLETE It always happens in Hollywood . dept.: Esther Williams, who won fame as n swimmer, is the No. t candidate for the role of tennis champipn Alice Marble in "The Road to Wimbledon," Director Sam Wood goes to Washington soon to see the Russian embassy aliout importing a Kussian beauty to Hollywood fur . t>ie feminine lead in "The World in His Arms." The story was Kftx Ili-ach's last novel, laid in Alaska before its purchase from Itiusia liy the U. S. Virginia Drucc denies those stork rumors. . . . pinky t'-The Object of My Affections") Tomlin is back on the musical scene witjv a v:<-v sons, "20-Cent Cotton. 80-Cent Meat, How in the World Can a Poor Guy Eat?" . . . Annatwlla goes to France in the spring to reopen her .house in Paris. . . . Richard Greene Is doing a novel based on the diary he wrote while in the British tank corps. 10 Ford lii'r cent. ot additional u. s. and grain supplies distilling has for/brcw- iifcreascci • THIS CURIOUS wonts SO THEY SAY . THE STOIVY: MVUc CnTe'lll ->TCTI« DlT In \v:ir ^-ilhimt Baylu^ 11113-- 1hln£ definite to C'axMr l-'U-U'lu-r. J>n hiM return hn ]ir<iiio^rfi. lint inurrlage 1t> ^likc HicanA llvlnfr In Stan Francliieu anil CtiKslc heiltnU'N J« lenvc ihc famllyiif which slu- i^ IVe n»aln M'upnort. CnnsU-'N .spuilcil y*iunecr slsli-r, I.pnl. lins niiiillicr dat'c wlili"vcallliy Cnvriuli<li. They tiet ilriuili ninl tlrclilc tu rloi«t*. l.i>ri Nhy.t lir'll- iilionc his frlrnd. 1'^rkcr lliinlillon, to t£t> only 17, io begin with." "I'll pick you up and .we'll, go meet them. They're waiting for me, parked at the corner of Broad and Gilmoro streets, by the fountain monument." Cassie gave him the Fletcher address and hung up. In the bedroom she hurriedly put on some lipstick and the white pique dress she had laid out for work, ran the comb through her hair, put on her We'will find a way for using atomic power for nil purposes long before our coal and oil resources are threatened with exhaustion.—Dr. .Lee De Forest, inventor of niulion tube, which matte radio broadcasting and sound .pictures possible. ». . * * We .have today three times as many spend- able dollars as we had in 1930.—Dr. Thomas Norton, City College of N. Y. business administration dean. "You are stubborn, nreii't you?" he said gruffly, lie accented the "are." "If things were different, Mike. I'll see you again, won't I?" "There isn't much point to it, is there, Cass?" The words crackled, brittle and cold. "But Mike, 1—" An inter-office esscnger came in, slood curiously y Cussie's desk, wailing for her finish. 'If you don't think enough of 10, yon don't." 'That works both ways, Mike." he felt so helpless. Well—" There was' a heavy ong silence. "Goodby, Cass. laybe I'll see you sometime. Good startled and frightened. She fairly snatched the receiver off the hook. | "Hello." "Who is please?" "This is Cassie Fletcher." was drowsing over her while shoes. Her hands shook, book, as she wailed up for Good heavens! What if they Leni. She'd been trying to read so hadn't phoned this Parker Hamil- she wouldn't think about Mike, loul What it they'd just gone but it was 1:30. ! ahead. What a mess il would have She kept hearing Mike say, "I. may fall in love again, if you turn Au thoughts of Mike were wiped me down now, but it won't be like I Irora " cr this " And the picture of someone else in Mike's arms burned in her TT wasn't ui\til the next morning like an ugly white flame. r when the alarm pulled her ou When the phone rang she was ot heavy, almost drugged sleep | that she remembered about Mike The events of the night before I L'eni'E hysteria, Ihe way she hac 1 passed out, gelting'hcr to bed With Mama waking at last, lo stand b i "Is Lcni's lather Iherc. I mean helplessly, wringing her hands art —" Ihe speaker hesi.iated. I crying; the endless explanation? t I "Leni! Oh—has something hap-i Mama and Papa both; this wa pcned to Leni? Please tell me al Lcni kept crying "You'll be sorr once 1 " ' ' you did this to me, Cass"ie"Flefchcr , "Nothing's happened—yet This II hale you! 1 Lon and I were goin I is Parker Himilton." lo be happy logcther before yo Cassie recognized the name. The spoiled it! You'll be sorry, Cas Hamiltons lived on the Hill, along I sie"; all filtered in unhnppy se with the. Cavendishes and olherlquence through her thoughts a top families. "Yes?" she measured out her coffee in th "Are you—'' [percolator, fixed the one slice of • "I'm Leni's older sister. What's j toast and the small gloss of orange f happened to Leni? What's wrong? juice. And then she couldn't cat. ' For Heaven's sake, tell me." She Mike phoned, the office the first was frantic but she Iried to keep thing. t her voice low so as not to \vaken I "Hello, Mike." There were so t Matnar . "' -.' many things she wanted to say to ^Parker Hamilton explained, the him, but it wos no use, was il? uck, anyhow." "Goodby, Mike." There was a click at the other nd qf the line. Cassie hung up. The messenger boy lapped his envelope in front of her and ookcd curious. « * * TsyHEN Cassie got home that ove- ** ning Leni, her small face swollen from weeping in bed all Jay, \yas asleep. It was in the evening paper, on the. society page, a big spread, with the Cavendish family sitting IHVle iron scrollwork chairs on Iho terrace. "Cavendish family close-their Mortonville eslalc today, leave for their New York apartmdnl." Judy Cavendish woulcf leave for Vassar, get-together parties, and clothes lo buy in New York for school. Lon Cavendish, while flannel legs crossed, smirked at Cassie from the page, until the page blurred. Lon would leave for college from New York. I.&ii wouldn't see Lon again. Leni would probably never see him again. The paper fluttered from Cassie's fingers. Her heart 'felt relief and an ache of pity for Leni. The phone rang and she went to BY 1'F.TER KDSON NKA WnshiiiRlttn (.'oiTCSimmicnt WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. INEA) itOUGH BUN FOK HUM -.When President Usury S. Tru-l TriC government's nun business man was just a senator niuY ehatf- [„ p mi i o RJCO nnd the Virgin Is- ma.n of the War Investigating Com-, |., IKls ), !ls lilkcn , v nosedive. Release mittce, he appeared one day with counsel at the yale ol iiie Hanford, Ore., atom-splitting suul plu- toniuin plant. He-told the mmrd at the Bate that his committee wanted to know what was going on inside. But, under strict , government orders, the gusirri said he couldn't go In. "Tell inc.' 'said the! senator finally, "what ARE the.y' making in there?' The guard loo'-G! ed aroimc? to see that no one 'was watching. Then he whispered inti' the senator's ear tlie secret swer, "Bubble Kiirn." Though Ohio's- new Senator John VV. Brisker is stepping aside to give his senior senator, Robert A. rait, first crack at the GOP Pres- dcntial n o m i n a t i o n, B: itker'f, riends say he is doing it. with lis fingers crossed. Bricker \vnnfs .hat nomination himself, worse than anything in the world. Ohio congressmen have it doped out tliat Hrlckei's best chance is lo -stand .iside now, in the hope that Tal'L and Gov. Thomas E. Dewcy of New York will cut each <utier's political throats between now and the 19-18 GOP convention. In deadlock. Taft would' then throw his weight to Bricker. who could get the nomination as a compromise candidate, the »'ny Hardini did in 1020. IT AM. COMES IX HANDY Congressmen have to know everything. Readers ot the Congressional Directory arc sometimes amused at tht strange' fu:ls congressmen brag aliout in their official biographies .revealing they were funeral directors, tailors, school teachers, insiinmcc salesman or radio crooners. But a, congressman never knows when such varied cxper ience will stand him in good ste.ul. Congressman Geoige VV. Gillie wns recently macic chairman of :i subcommittee on control of ho»f-nmt> mouth disease. Before he w:i_s elected shcrilf of Allen County Jnd and got into politics. Scot-born ongressimn Gillie, was a doetoi f veterinary surgery. supply of beer and whiskey on the mainland. Demand for ruin as a substitute has. .therefore dropped proportionately, and the islands' economy stands to suffer as a result. Their distilleries are considering possibilities of conversion to making perfumes, liqueurs and Scotch-type whiskeys, Furthermore, unless high wartime excise tax rates on distilled products are kept up by Congress ,the islands may lose ns much as a third of thei! reveilles from alcohol taxes. American Jurist 5 Retain 0 Monkey 7 Distinct part 8 Rot flax 9 Scrutinize 10 Dialect of the Kol language 11 Arizona city 12 Gazelle 14 Harden 17 Of the thing 20 He is an asso- fhe U. S. • Court HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured judge 12 Type of beard IS Burdensome 15 Either 1(> Immortality 18 Myself 19 Bronze 21 Kind of fuel 22 Light touch 23 Rubber tree 28 Constellation 28 Stout cords 3fl Tops of heads 22 Exemplar 33 French 24 Depart revolutionist 25 Compound 34 Poker stakes ether 35 Diminutive of Slephen 30 Staggers MSe.i (Fr.) , 38 Three limes (comb, foirn) 39 Peer Gynt's mother 41 Seize 45 Novel 43 Street (ab.) 49 Estrange 53 Symbol for iron 54 Subslanliale 5C Distant 58 Irritate 59 Comforts VERTICAL 1 Golf term 2 Sun god 3 Consumed 4 Seine 20 Separated 2? Hindu queen 28 Reams (ab ) c'iale justtaTof 29 Cereal grain 31 Lamprey 32 Steamships (ab.) 39 Onager 40 Benumb 41 Maiden 42 Plexus 43 Article i 44 Unclolhed j 46Newls • 47 Tiny 49 Qualified 50 Land parcel 51 Beverage 52 German river 55 Hebrew letter 57 Whirlwind situation to her. "I'm afraid," he |she.want»d to say, "Mike, please finished,, laughing, "that they're|slay. I can't bear it lo lose you!" both a bit tight, and ^orit exactly i "Well, have you changed your r**li» what they're doing. I—I mind, Cass?" Jiet^d to phone Loft's lolks and get "No, I'm afraid not, Mike." If Hr! Mm in dutch, but I thought—" he could only understand, that • \ "Y«j'ye ; go4,,to slop theim, of now, •. especially alter last night, >i!e'sold arid:)v. "Leni's'she couldn't, ^ answer U. 'This is Parker Hamilton," a deep vpice said. Yes?" The single word, spoken listlessly, indifferently; was like a door swinging open into n long new road of which Cassie had n faint premonition, .(To Be Continued). w ....,,,.... ^egi.slative representatives—whirh the polite name for "loibyisis"— f the veterans' organization's longht that the hundred or more VorUl War II vets amonj; the ongrcssmen would bo a bU; new ex-GI legislation. They're ling out differently. Th, Congress think they're experts « all matters perUiinm B 10 ervi-emen and women. They lave dilferent ideas. Tin-,- vnilmiA :very new bill the vcj.s' nrvanl-i- lon.s propose. They utter plo'iuy 01 •ngRc.stinn.s for revisions. "T-u-v're nir worst heai.iicho." say Hi,- l< lijv- sts con[idonti:illy. Now that. Republicans arc :;ower in Congress, they want o chaiiRe the name of irjouldc" Dam to Hoover I3,im. n was called lloo- -rr Dam when it was bep m , under rieiniblicnn administration. When tne Uemocral.s came into power in 832 they changed Ihe name to Boulder U;un. Mow Rouubh'ca,"con-, grcssiimn J wk z . A ,uler s on of Cn •forma has introduce,! a h ]| „ change it back. * « « 'Ford Motor Company's competitors credit Hen.v Ford II vvi h i "eat publicity sroop in 1. , Vwout announcement of voluntary ^"cc cuts on p 01 -d cars. What « competitors are p«eved about, is that in all the chiding praiso fm, iussistant.s—it was looked that OPA i: Incrcnses -bigger annmmccd however, cXL-iteinent—in- m White House than ,lie r'e cuts. On Aug P Bunted all mannfaotnror s )„. crease; averaging 7.3 per cent. On HAVE BEEN SEEM SWLVUMN& /=Z?«W THEIR 5KILL IN THE WATER IS ALA\OST ESVAL TO THAT OF S£AtS~. Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople UPSTAIRS AMD LOCHEO IKS VJHGN x RELATED Trie 31B& A8OLVT BUSIMESS BEit^G SO BAt> WE' SALES- WAS M V T EVEM GETT1MG AhiV ORDERS FROM H\5 WIPE.' H.IM, v-JrOVlVve, OK£ ABOUT TVIS 5 VOL) OLD A.NO POWcRFOL -, I •: VMrtO rOEvC WAS OP 86FORE A .• IN DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, HAS A JULY AVERASE TEMPERATURE. OF ANSWER: Eight, as its name indicates. NEXT: The longest lone-ransc weather forecast. SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith Out Our Way By J. R. Williams rLL WELL. I SEE \ TH' DOC. HAD j A VERY / RESTLESS \. NIGHT LA'3T j NIGHT.' / "If he asks nve'liow much 1 make, VII tell him I make enough so I don't have to worry a lot about my income _ laxcsl 1 ! ^ — -_

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free