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BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVTLLE COUKIEK NEWS THIS COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEPF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager hole National Advertising Representative*: W«Ji*oe WILmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit,-Atlanta, Memphis. Rrcry Afternoon Except Sundav : filtered as second class matter at the post- cfllce at BIythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES -' Byieorrier in the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where currier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or S5c per month. By mail, within a 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. Skimping the Necessities It is easy for those who somehow manage to live within their incomes to find faiilt with the government for not doing the same. It is a little presumptuous also, since the problems of the national budget are not .simply Lhu problems of the' family on a larj;a • scale. For one thing, few family budgets would exclude any of the necessities of life. But the planners of government expenditure often arc faced with the choice of doing so. Sometimes they take it. A case in point is that of on;postwar operation of transocean pns- senger ships. A recent article on the subject by S. Burton Heath reveals that the United States today has only one ship, . the Anierica, in the 20,000-ton-aml-ui> ; class liners. Great Britain has .'M in this class, mid six more luxury liners are Hearing completion. Meanwhile, our passenger .ship construction has slowed down almost to a^ stop. Two new President liners are being fitted for Pacific service, and the George Washington may be reconverted for passenger duty after one more run for the government. Beyond Unit there is almost nothing. Construction lias been • stopped on six of nine postwar liners authorized by Congress for sale or lease to American operators. President Truman took this action on the advice of Ro- conversion Director Steelman. In adcii- <rv x tjpn he,,hasii;ordered that no further construction be undertaken except on . commitment to sell. This order is likely to frighten off a good many operators, since American shipbuilding costs are far above those of our British competitors. This retrenchment will save a lot of money. But it also promises to cost a good deal of business and a lot of jobs. We shall see almost all passenger business for Europe going to foreign ships, and we shall be in a poor condition to compete on other ocean routes. ' This is no small loss, for shi[) travel 'promises to be quite a considerable item in spite of the airplane. Further, this virtual stoppage of passenger ship construction, along with the drastic slowdown in Navy construction,.' is Koing to slitif. down a number of shipyards and put a good- many people out of work. There also are security angles involved. Many Navy officials and ship• builders feel, not without reason, thai it is risky to dissipate shipbuilding skills to such an extent that research and engineering progress may cease. Likewise, they believe that it would be well to have a number of fasc liners which could be converted quickly to troop carriers in an emergency. I'ormanenl peace is not on tomorrow's horizon Neither, apparently, Is push-button war. It seems prudent meanwhile to keep all the nuclei ol' our complex national defense system in working order, capable both-of progress and of expansion. That is quite an order. Add to it the problems of stimulating business, effecting economies, promoting efficiency, reducing the national debt, balancing the budget and lowering . taxes, and we begin to get an idea of our budget jugglers' job. There are a dozen places at least where dollars might be spent in today's government as well as -household budget. We householders can't offer too much helpful advice. Rut since, as taxpayers, we have the right to ask the maximum security and prosperity consistent with economy, we might' put forward llio suggestion that the/lnid- geteers do not exclude some pi' the necessities of a safe life in their admirable zeal for cutting e'xpeiiKrcs. Just Before the Bottle, Mother SATURDAY, FEBRUARY- 1, 19-17. • Brass-Tacks Poem Well, tlie Japs bad their amuia! Now Year's Day poetry party again. And while we're not Hirohito fans, we think the ex-divinity's effort was pretty good this year. He abandoned the stock .subjects of moonlight, willow trees, snow, and such like, and got right down to brass tack.s with a re- conversion verse. In the United Press translation, it went thus: As dawn comes to Mito streets It is encouraging to hear The resounding noise of hammers. We sincerely hope that before long the building program here will be in good enough shape that some of our poets can make a similarly encouraging early a. m. report on American cities. ... SO THEY SAY Copyright, 1947. \ NE\ SERVICE. INC. Tim STOKYl Cn*>le Vlctrhpr In *hc n.nln htipiiori of licr ri.mllj- anil fcclx (inch :i IxiT.U-n uC r.-s,>nn- allUllly tovrmril thru. Ih^l sl,c tt.rn« annn Mike CnrclllV, ,,ro- Jiosnl nl i:inrrliiKf. cv.-ii Ilion^b nfcc fi hi love I^IIJ. Mm. When . J.e-i.l, her Milnllrd 17-j-cnr-nl.l »1«1<T. null wciillli) l.im Cnventllih Irj- I,, «:l<.p c , they nn- licailc.l oir lir CnMlo and I'nrkcr linnilltnu, n «ri«nd ol J.unN. Tlir next Jny I.t-»ii vo»-» nhc'll prl rvcn. 1'nrlccr lliuii- lltou l>rin(;» Cnsslc n Hole foe I.cul from I,on. •VIII ' never Jsnew what Lon ^-* had said in the note, but Leni didn't, cry any more. There was ' instead an air of secret satisfaction about her, when she wasn't playacting the role o£ martyr. Mama babied her worse than ever, catered to every whim within reason, and Cossie did her best to keep peace in Ihe family. Thera was never a word from Mike. There'd been a piece in the paper about his departure, nnc Papa mentioned it, but Cnssie kept quiet. H v as her own secret, abou Mike. A terrible aching secret. The last week in August \va: Cassie's vacation. She decided i, spend the time shopping for Leni' school clothes, and Sid's, and tc try lo;fix the house up some. Leni wanted new sv;< aters nnc skirts. That's what a"il the girl werf wearing. She told Cassi she'cl like a good dress for th I holidays, something nice, velvcl ccn maybe, appropriate (o wea dancing. And some good siloes, too Those things could wait, Ihougl Cassie knew^ what it mean Christmas Lon would be in Mor tonville. That was likely what lie' promised In the note, and that wa what kept Leni conlcnted. School; started, and Cass heaved a sigh of relief, because took Sid off the streets, and Lei - would be busy. » « » . TT was one November day, do: ! : to Thanksniirtng, a windy ra toy with nn occasional sharp stin o! rain m the air, that sho ra tatoj'arker Hamilton ajain. She had on a nc\v brown hat, gh-crowned and sleek, tilted kishly over one eye, and her air grown long now was brushed to a soft, shining shcalh. You id lo keep up n good appearance hen you worked in the Caven- sh building. She. came out of Ihe elevator in hurry, wanting to get a, bus efore the crowds came from the ores. She ran squarely into a ill man, and when she looked up, ware of the smell of tweed and obacco and expensive cologne, e grinned. "Hello there, spitfire," he said. Ic took her elbow and led her side from the crowd. His shy but infections grin rought an answering upward till o her own.inovjth. If she had been nbcarably rude to him he had vidently forgotten, or decided to norc it. "Do you work here?" .*~ She nodded. "I wondered if I wouldn't run nlo you somewhere again. I—' ic gave her a quizzical cxamiua- ion, "I rather wanted lo—in spito o£—well—" ''I'm sorry 1 was so unpleasant, 1 iassic sail. "It's nice seeing yoi ngain." She started to go. -'Wait. Wait a minute." Hi louched her arm ' again. "How about letting me drive you home It's such a bad day. Raining." 'It isn't raining now," Cass said looking out. "But it will at any moment.' Her laughter mingled with hi .v.id he look hur arm. * * » TT was ralhcr nice, having a mai handing you into a fine car someone like Parker Hamilton, £ that people looked with respcctfu cur-osity, and lao other girls from thi Cavendish building goin along the street stared enviously "How's Leni?" He started th car. . "Fine." She noted that his fac was very tanned. Her own sum mer ian had almost disappears by nov,-, His hands on the wheel HOLLYWOOD •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••*•••••••« WASHINGTON COLUMN : failing to receive some part of grants to public schools. If the principle of federal aid • j for schools gets over the hurdle o< . - _ „ « . . • i budget approval, prospects for get•••"•;•••,••* ""ting some kind of an educational the debate by both those who think gl . ant bil| thr ough tlle Sm!tie air races should be admitted to the - woulti sccm to b fairl , m same schools or at least have the the , Iollse , hc st , tlif:crent. same educational opportunities ?| lller( , the . C ommltte e on Educa- nnd those \vlio think there should HV KKSKJN'E JOHNSON NKA Staff Cones|>aii(!ent HOLLYWOOD, Fcb. 1. (NEA) — The* skeletons in some Hollywood c!os.cls may . fca. nshauied of the people in the house. Hollywood may We the place where the bride keeps the ooiiquct and ihrcAvs uway tbc urooin. Hollywood may need, as Edward Arnold says, "A defense lawyer to say, 'Von have hearti Die scandal rSsut this witness, no.v listen to the f-'cocl.' " Hut the front-page cavorlings of movie stars have never liurt them. They have only Increased fhu stars' bnx-office value. RKO studio will release Larainc IJay's latest picture, "The Locket." ahead ci schedule, to cash in on the front-]:aec publlcitv given lier two divorces from Ray Hendri:;ks anil her allcfied "flaunting of the laws of California" by inarryinjj L;o Dnro:licv, all within 24 hours. "It, shpnld increase the picture's box-office take bv S2C0.030," one RKO executive told us. There's even talk of goinp; back to th« film's original title, "What Nav.sy Wanted." What she wanter was Leo Du- iccher. IT'S GOOD BUSINESS Laraine's liusincss advisers aren't worried. Neither is L-iraine. A couple of years back she wasn't doing so well in Hollywood or at the box-office. Producers and fans regarded her as -a "cold personality." Now even she's looking at the sudden notoriety with a business eye. After her return to Hollywood as Mrs. i/jo Dura c'ner., she lifted a saucy eye-brow, smiled and asked us: "Do you think people still will s:'.y I'm sold?" < In a conlcrenee with Larainc and Leo. Las ftngc'.es ' Superior Court Judge George A. Dockweiler. who blew his judicial top after her Mexican divorce and' re- ma:riiige, admitted receivin "scores" of telephone calls fror I irate people who scolded him fo | "pii-king on nice f.auiine Day." During Enoi Flynn's trials girl cliiui-es, we received . man I letters from women who said Uin [ were jnot tiers, coming . to Errol' | defense. A. movie .star apparently can do nu urunp; in the eyes of worshipping fans. I'eoiHe who cuu- ntit he ci'.lleil fans sit liai-k and, \ '\>-c feel pretty sure, thoroughly;! enjoy the frout-JKIire anlj£s of " the film grrcal, un the rfllh) ii u iloiilil, dial given nslif chance they wouldn't rnind lltlle fling themselves. T!-.e Van Johnson - Evie Wynn Kcnnai, Wynn triagle was he I Iront-pagc reading (or weeks. Nei [ thcr Van nor Keenan has sufferec | any setbacks at the box-office. EXPOSES NEVEK IIUliT Lana Tun'.er has been bouncing I onto the front pages ever since I she slid off a soda-fountain sloe. I into stardom. She's one of Holly-1 Rita ILiyv.-orth'.s ttittlcs with her ex-husband, Bridie Judson, anil her I separations froni Orson'Welles did-1 n't stoji people from -seeing her [ movie... The headlines Jackie Coop-1 er received while attending a-naval| academy near Cbief.zo resulted' onl\ in the revival of several of hi? I old movies, which once again.made I money. Whispering can'.naiuns about Hoi-1 tywood'j biggest stars have sv.'ei:-1 the nation- out the stars are , shining. . Lawrence Tierney. the screen':! Diliinger, keeps a scrap'oook. IK I doubt, alter a series of fistic en-1 counters. But he goes right apnearing tr. pictures. George Raffs last film set nev I box-offi:e records. Clara Bow led the Flaming Youtr | era in the movies, kept herself o the front pages— and retired lo . Nevada ranch with a fortune. I am against the elimination of barriers generally lo permit admission of anyone who wants to come here in the hope ill making n better living. — Hep. Earl C. Michcncr (R) of Michigan. • • «< To hell wilh all technical obstacles! Disarmament not in 10 years, not in live years, not even in three years, but disarmament, rigns, now.—Oscar Lnngc, Polish UN delegate. ere brown, long, strong-looking inds. "The Cavendish family is com- ig to Morlonville for Christmas, think." Maybe he was aware of er faint stiffening, for he added, Maybe I shouldn't have men- oned it. Has Leni heard from im?" "Once or twice, I think.' She wanted to think of some- ling to say. It was queer—it ook a chance encounter like this h someone she almost disliked, make her realize how lonely he'd been lately. Have you been away?" she sked. "You look so tanned.' "Oh that." He laughed. "I spend lot of time on the farm we own p Ihe river. I fished all of Octo- er, and then we've got some >ird dogs I like to lake out for run now and Ihen. There's been oinc repair: work done on the louse too, and I had to supervise hat. Nothing for me to do around he bank while Dad's slill active, foil know. Finances and stuff bore lie stiff, anyhow." It must be nice to be rich!" It vas out before Cassie knew it, a sarcastic, culling statement. 'Nice?" He gave her a long straight look. "Oh, I don't know. i Isn't so nice to have no purpose n life, nothing lo look forward to. No—well—no nothing." suppose nol." At least, she was thinking, it was pleasant not to have to grub all day in a stuffy office, punching a typewriter, writing dull business letters, ami Ihen go home lo more dullness. H was fino also lo look well dressed —to Iw.ve-tha'v effortless look ol quality! He interrupted her thoughts. "Let's don't quarrel again, please!" She said nothing. They were on Carson street and it had slarlcd to rain" again, the wind blowing raw and wild, whining through the bare trees, whipping off a few last brown leaves, sailing them through the air. "Could I see you again, Cassie?" he asked suddenly, as he parked the car in front of the house. He turned toward her, and there was something hungry in his face that stopped the negative answer on the tip of h«r tongue. BY PETER KDSON N'KA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEAI— Half do/en legislative red-tape ob- acles will have to be overcome efore Congress can even consider edera] a i<I lor education. After hat. there will be several bcauti- 11 fights over terms under which 'I jt io'be Kivcn. President Truman In his biul- et message pointed out he had •ne been in favor of federal aid to ic states for education. The Prcs- lent failed, however, to make any cquest for Increased appropria- ions to aid the s schools. AS a matter of fact, the Senate lommittce on Education and Labor ias in its files a letter from the Bureau of the Budget, requesting j- hnt the Congress make no jplans or increasing aid to education un- il the universal military training rrogram can be worked out. That letter is highly significant. iVbat it amounts to is a White House stop order on further aid 0 education for the time being, hough Congress need not bo bovuid )y tliis request. Secretary of War Patterson has estimated thnt the military trailing will cost about SI billion a yenr-siooo apiece for a million trainees. (Two million veterans are this year receiving education and training benefits. This cost is fi Million a j'car. Tile amount will increase next year, then decrease over the next five years. That may or may not make room for later non-military schooling. Educators—who have bfn trying to get federal aid for CO years—argue that if the nation can afford to spend S3 billion a year to educate future- and ex-soldiers, it can afford to spend half that amount to educate people for peace MANY ,\ SLIP ... But whether Congress can find 1 rd.ice for federal aid to Education next year i s dependent un two lur- ">"T actions. First is action by the Joint Committee on Eonnomi" R=port, chalrmanncd by Son. Robert A. Taf! of Ohio. By Feb. i it must make recommendations to congress for or against rinandal aid to schools. These recommendation.;-Mill then be considered by the Joint Committee on Legislative Oiiriget. This group of 102 .senators and congressmen is made up of members of taxation and appropriation committees of the two Houses 'By Fcb 15 they must set a ceiling ori government expenditures to'- next year, if they decide there Is iio money for school aid. the project Is as good as dead for next year. When all this red tape has been unwound, there will .siiii remain for debate .by Congress wh.it hind of aid Is to be given. j Any federal aid -,ull be called a 1 subsidy. Subsidies for roacls post- joffices, dams, brlrttjcs. flood con'-"! | and harbor improvement are well I established. Coimr>.»n<p" - >. ,aml pork barrels all ovoi- Capitol 'Hill to net thorn. But in some quarters, the idea of federal -.id for education is considered viokcd The,, come., the question of whether aid Is to be ulvni all the states, equally. or Ulsl („„ )(Wpr ones. Senator Taffs o\v n bill— ' which will |,p hacked by the National Education Association of teachers—is expected to offer nlci . to poorer states only. For instance, ' Nevada. wit,, hi B |, per-caplta wealth but. few children, -.vould fjst little money. On the other hand. ' South Carolina, wlm-h. as cx _seii ' J«|, i,e c used in w . <- hAs the pienty "^ " 1(> Mslv " W(mld « ot j Prosperous slntcs like New York M™? " lis Wr * of ll!wi "K th(l|r taxpayers support school, in less Prosperous states. This is M," same argument that was heard in V pre<*"0!s « a >'". when stat"s that wit n»,t '"",>' '"". "•>'- lh <> l>'8- be .segregation and different standards. The religious issue gets dragged in on the question of whether federal aid should lie given to privfUe and parochial schools, supporters of the private schools say they get taxed to support the public schools, so their private schools should not be penalized or made inferior by tion and Labor Is fairly well agreed that there should be considerable revision of the labor laws, but there is wide disagreement on the subject of federal grants-in-aid for education or anything else n'jw. The House will probably pass no aid to education bill of its own accord. Tf nnd when a Senate bill ITCls passed to the House, there .vill he a fight. i ''•S DR.S.WN IN THE YEAR sri BY THE /ANCIENT GEOGRAPHER HECAT/EU5/ THE EARTH WAS THCUSHr TO BE A DISK AND THE EDGE WAS AT THE CJTFE Kl,\\ OP THE OCEAN. CAM YOU N.VU\E A BIRD WITH A CITY AS PART OF ITS ISTHEONLf-' BLOSSOA\ DEPJSED.4SA STATE FLOWER/ INDIANA DETHRONED IT IN FAVOR OP B1.OSSCHVS Cr- THE TJLIPTREE. On the Air HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured radio personality 11 Niggardly 12 Hosts 14 N"orse £c<l 15 Lounge 17 Island 18 Hops' kiln ID On tQp of 20 Relate 21 New Mexico (ab.l 22 Oleum {ab.) 23 Direction 2V Not fast 'iO English river 31 Ventilate 32 Memorandum 33 Machine part I<5 iVegntive :<(-O,-ean (ab.) '3'r* Shield bearing •11 Treaty i^ Aleutian i.sland 47 Smoky fog •!fl Wing-shaped 49 Prevaricator -~0 More facile 62 Feels displeasure at f»-f Not as much 55 Rounded VERTICAL 1 French feudal officer 2 Egyptian goddess 3 Coin •1 Transpose Gib.) 5 Bulging jar G Indian peasant 7 Junior (ab.) 8 Leave out 9 Get up lOCoIoi- 11 Satellite 1?. High mountain 13 Vend 1C Behold! 24 Bustle 25 Matched pieces 26 Golf mound 40 Accouterment 27 Di-oop 41 Golf term 23 Recline 42 Moritulin dye 20 British 43 Wagon account money 44 V/cody plant • 32 Regular 45 On file 34HevoIve sheltered side 35 Organ of smell 40 Hue 37 Mongrels T>1 Electrical unit 39 Fail lo win 53 Senior <ab.) Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople : LODK,TWlSGS.' THE fAKSOK. IS BEATING AW EARS VJlTrt STOM 1 AGE GAGS THAT HW LIKE A .LEAD PtPe.'-«- VeeTERDAY He TOLD ABOUT THE OPEKfv. SOPRANSO SINGING FAUST, BUT SHE COLJLD SING SUOVJ/ CAM'T YOU COAX HlfcV OOTA >f?AMEYARD ? TH6 SOY VOHO , CRAMMED IJP TUE S, , THE VJAV VOU'\IE- 6PRSAD DECAVEO 3OKE5 AROUND, MAYBE YbU'RG SOURCE OF- CONiTASlOI-1/ AKSWER: I3;illimorc oriole, Nashville warbler, Philadelphia vireo. NEXT: What fish has inigralhic eyes? SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith The race Issue gels dragged Irilo Out Our Way "Well, maybe I'm not as romantic as Tyrone Power or Ch»ries Boyer, but i might be if I had Hecly LaMarr or _ Ingrid Bergman to inspire me|" Bv J. R. Williams

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