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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS COURIER NEWS oo. r , H. W. HAIME8, PuWliher --.^ , '. JAICES U VBRHOETP, Editor ' , D. HUMAN. Advertising M«w«cr TTS? tea hot* K»Uonal Advertising Representatives: Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, De- AtlftnU, Memphis. j Pubttfeed Every Afternoon except BuruUy ^jftatetcd u second class matter at the post- Cttka it Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Coo-- October 9. 1917 Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES .. in the city o: Slythevllle or any town where carrier service Is maln- per week, or S5c per month. .11, within a radius of 40 miles, »400 per ) fpr six months, $1.00 for three months; outside 60 mile zone, $10.00 per year to advance. Edison and Bell Today, -as an inwusy world lives undoi the 'threat of po.ssible scientific desti uctior., it is to consider 'the lives of. two', scientists whose iii- terest was, in peaeefu> pi-tigress a»<l »» adding to human comfort, convenience and happiness. They are Thorna:, Alvn Ellison and Alexamiei Graham Bell, holh born 100 years ago, within fi month ol' each other—Edison on Feb. 11 and Hull on March 3 They were born into a world slow of pace and isolated by distance. Mechanized industry was in Hs infancy, •and hard manual labor was Lho rule. It was a world of many attractions r,nd of many virtues which we niiKlu copy. But it was also a world which to us today would probably seem ono (>f intolerable hardship. Toget/ier with men like Marconi, the WrigTit brothers, Edison tell saw the face of civilisation by their own work within their 'etimes. The tempo of living was up. The very pattern of human ice, except in the more primitive (, was changed. day the miracles these two men [lit are commonplace. The tele- and the electric Ight are almost tension of our ears and eyes, anil are 'used almost as instinctively. Edison and Bell grew up 'in vastly dfferent environments. Bell came from a scholarly, financially comfortable Scottish family, and received a good education. Edison had only three months of formal si?!it".«!iiifi and was self-supporting from his 15th year. Biit they possessed at least three things in common: a capacity for a vast amount of work, an absorbing, intelligent ^curiosity about a wide range of subjects, and, of course, genius. Though he is remembered large'y for the incandescent lamp and ths phonograph, Edison did n prodigious amount of work in many lines. He explored the whole field of electro-mechanics improving ami developing, as well a.s inventing. He made distinguish- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1947 ed contributions to industrial chemistry. He developed a forerunner of the radio tube. His enventive labors covered a span of 50 years, and lie was the holder of more than one thousand parents. Bell was a musician, a philanthropist and a humanitarian as well as an inventor. His abiding interest for which he wanted to be remembered best was his distinguished work in teaching the totally deaf to speak. He was also a pioneer enthusiast and supporter of aviation. A man-carrying kite which he built might be caller the father of the glider, and he helped develop the airplane's aileron. He also financed the early work of a group of young air enthusiasts which, included Glenn Curti.s.s and Thomas Self ridge. "Perhaps it is well that Bell 'xnd Kdi.son dirl not live to .see the climax of destruction for which, at the close of the century 1'oJluwiiiK their birth, the fruits of scientific invention were employed. For, above all, their lives and work seem to have been motivated by benevolence. They labore 1 incessantly that their fcllowman's work might be easier and his life plcasanter. They unlocked the mysteries of nature i'or good, not for evil and" death. The reassurance that we might find in their lives is that the purposes u- Kdison and Hell seem to be typical <:l most scientists. 1C we can establish an atmosphere in which they will not lie compelled to turn their lalents to destruction, the scientific heir.s of these two men may again transform tlio world in a century, and transform it for the better. A Boost for Universal The War Doartment has announced that, because <>f increased enlistment;, it may not ask Congress i'or an extension of the Selective Service Act beyond the present expiration date of March 31. This possibility should increase support for universal military training. Universal training and the draft would be difficult to administer side by side. There would be a recurrent (|ttestion of whether to draft a young man for service or assign him to the training course. And there would certainly be a good deal of dissatisfaction resulting from the dilemma. An Army of volunteers, much preferable in itself, make the training program more probable. We should then have a force adequate to our present needs and a larger potential fore2 which might well offer the nation a greater security on , two counts—by serving to discourage attack and, if attack should come, by marshaling added strength to repel it. f her family i»orh n Iturdcn of rc«pon- TJ. ««iT.ird ihfm that .ke own Mtkc Cnrclll'n pro- •f marring, evea tfconRli ;In love wlih him. Wbcn ><T .in, lira 17-rcnr-olil iTfnlthy I.on CnTrni!i»h .*• tlope. they nre headed of! Ic'and Pnrker Hamilton, n f I.on'a. I,ml VOITN Khc'll Some month* Inter, Cm- I'nrkrr HnmLHim necl- . hn» unexpected pood - , • • good for ine, hut I nottcc T»B «re eml, ],<-,! the chnnee to E o •«t with rarker Hamilton," .lie aecnarK Canute. x |ASSIE hadn't meant to go out with Parker any more, even the evening had been For one thing the re- ;ni had made, "I suppose .nk he'll marry you!" ran- id stung. »» Parker, for all the gentle • spaniel look in his eyes, had persistence. He coaxed her to go to lunch irith him. They went for drives once or Uvice on Sunday afternoons, and finally she relented and they started having dates rather regularly. Leni got a blue velveteen dress for Christmas, Cassie saw to that ( and tiny black suede sandals to go with it. She wore it to sing in |^ the Christmas cantata at the [ school. She sang the lead. They all went—even Papa. Parker tool them in his father's big limousine " * ii sang surprisingly well. He vas thin and untrained, bu ichow had an eerie elea that made chills go dow n Cavendish didn't phon it all until the week a£tc as, and, then it was jus Easter." There wns a long blurb about Marinn Martin, the New York girl visiting the Cavendish family over the holidays. And there was another long blurb about Lou Cavendish Jr., Ihc son of Mr. and Mrs. ,Lon Cavendish of the Cavendish Chemical family. It was incredible, but there it was in black and white. /• So that was the end of Lon Cavendish. Luni started going out with a fellow she met somewhere. Cassie didn't like his coarse face and his slicked-down hair and cheap clothes, and Lcni wouldn't tell where she'd met him. After him there was a sailor, home on leave. He'd been in Leni's class nd quit school to join the Navy, retty soon there was someone sc. * * * ^ASSLE was heartsick. Leni had A Common Six-Letter W>rd Meaning Odiferous **^ / V'.*-'--^'' ''• ; ' "I'': -:*£&^} j^,i!/$:L-:^&i'', i^r»vv -;. \\v '*\ • MN HOLLYWOOD BY UKSK1NE JOHNSON "~ NBA Staff Correspondent IiCLLYWOOID — (NEA) — Just like all the glamor dolls, William Pov.fll goes to Wcstmoie's beauty salon once " month (o get tils hair dyed. "It's Bray—gray almost-all over," he t^ld us. noLevoii hlu.shlng about it. I A good inflny other Hollywood nctor.s t' e t l ly e jobs, too, but refuse to admit H unij disguise themselves ns Wiisliwomen and elderly matrons as. they sue;*, m the back door of Westiiiorc's shoppe. Naturally, Powell dyes because of Ills job ns n movie star. ,"Vou crm't take comedy falls with gray hair," he laughed. '•lie's liack taking falls In Konj; of the Thin Man," which will lie the last of the Nick and Nora diaries series. M-G-M i e- Ica.sed Myrna I.oy from a con- trael to frce-luiit-c when she aXiTtM (o appear in one more Thin Man picture. Thai Is U, ttith Kcldio Uiir/.cll directing. But Pmvcll isn't (he only one in the ca.sl who dyes. There's Asta—only it really isn't Asia. Nor is it just one Asta, which .shows you how confusing Ho'ly- wood can be at limes. KOUK-DOG I'lCTUKE •rhe original Asta has been dead throe years, and Hie A.sta you sa\v in the last Thin Man picture, and which you will see again in this one. Is Zip, son or Asia. Only Zip isn't th c only Asta. V'Q'.V don't get excited. We haven't youe crazy—yet.) You'll see four Astas in the film —but not, natural!) 1 , all at the same time. Dog-trainer Henry East I has four wlrc-h'aircu terriers play- I lii'.; the one role of Asta. Each one specializes In a different tiick, making Asia look like a very 'clever clog indeed, and immediately sUunpinj; the film' as a "lour-dog picture." As you may remember the orlg- i inal Asta had brown and black markings. One of Henry's Astas is ! pure white, so Henry wives the clog :•. makeup dye job every morning to m:*k» him mutch <hr others. Henrv yearns for the good old days of Ihc original Asta. j "lie did evcrylhini;. When he j was alive I didn't hive to bring a I whole kennel to the studio every VMSHiNGTON COLUMH i duty call. He didn't ask date Leni knew that eve- why he hadn't There was a •,'JkiW-pige spread in the society l\ tplmtm o£ the Mortonville Herald. '-' nothing to say to any of the amlly. She Ignored any convcr- ation directed her way, and she efused to stay home. She even neaked out the bedroom window ne night alter Cassie had inadc icr go to bed for being insolent o Mama. Cassie was not only heartsick, he was frightened. She talked to arker, because there was no one else to whom she could turn "What shall I do nbout her?" she asked him, the night after Ucni's latest escapade. "We had a note from the school principal that unless Leni buckled down, she wouldn't graduate." Parker looked genuinely concerned. "Did you ever think about giving her voice lessons? If .she had something to pin her hopes to something to work toward sh might straighten out." "I never thought of that " 'She has got a nice voice, and she could study at the Jerlin conservatory here in town. It's pretty goftd school.' sitting in one of these small country night clubs, Jloor show, dancing, drinks, nn obscure place, bn' clean and cozy. Pnrker leancc toward her ncross Hie lable. "Yoi haven't got Ihc money to pay Ior the lessons. Is that it?" Cassie wns glad the lights were dim, for she could feel Ihc flush creeping up her throat and across her face. Parker put n long brown hand over one of hers. "Cassie!" There was something new and urgent i the way he said her name. "Look Cassie, you've got to let me help you." "I don't need help." "I've watched the \vay you try lo keep things going, the way you worry over how lo make ends meet, and it breaks my heart. It's too much for you lo carry all alone." o * * "T OOK, Cassie, darling—" He slopped, a bit embarrassed. The "darling" had evidently slipped out. He wns quiet a moment, staring at h«r, as though summoning courage"from the sight of her face. "I love you, Cassie," he said in a rush. "Parker!" she whispered. She glanced about to see whether anyone had hoard. "Heck, what do I care if people know it. I do, and I'm glad I fl- ally got up the nerve to tell you. Casfic," he whispered urgently. Marry me." "But I don't think I love you. mean—1 just couldn't." "You've still gol Mike on your nind, havcu'l you?" Parker said. She wished she had never lol<t urn aboul Mike. His dark, thin !ace twisted nnd he looked nway from her. "I haven't Mike, on my mind, exactly." True she hadn't thought nearly so much 'about him lately. BY I'E'l'EIl EDSON >'EA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Feb. 4. (NEA) — lost well-ted people in the United Stales sue not conscious ol it. but battle lo feed the rest of thc vorld's hungry millions still go«s Rationing is still unforced liroughout Europe. In Asia tilt! I'.l'es art 1 \vorso than in wav- imc. In the words of D. 'A. Fitzgerald, c.-mci'ly of the U. S. Department f Agriculture, now executive chair- nan o! the International Emev- x'ney Food Council, the world !oo« liclure does look a little better than t did n year ago. Bui be amplifies his Ijy saying it's like a farm vhich lasl year was under I'iv-j eel of water but is in betler condition today hr?ause it's v no'.v un- Icr only three feel of water. U.VR3-A is rapidly closing up ihcp. -It has shipped 20 million lo:is - 52 3 oHlion worth of relict ai\J rehi:')ililalic:i. The 18-nation-bnckeil InU-rnn- ionril Children's Organization, \vitn 3:5:-,OCD of U.NRRA money, is ju^i : startecV. It v.'ill need S4aU' million in voluntary contributions! .o feed 20 million' children —live | :niliion more lhau were fed after j World War I. j The United Nations IRO—International Refugee Orgnnizr.tion—ha.T :iaci its charter and n SlOo million luclgct approved at Lake Success. But Ihe chapter has not been ratified by the member nations, and IRO lias no money. Therefore, it tocsn't exist. It hopes lo meet in Paris or Geneva this spring an:l; :akc over where UNRRA leaves oil; lunc SO. '. 1EFC CATHIIES THE LOAD Aside from private charitable or- 3aniz;ilions, the tine going, inter- werr.mentai concern al work in the fight against hunger is IEFC —thc International Emergency Food Jounril which took over from the wartime Combined Food Botirci lasl May. AIOf:t people have forgotten it exists if they ever i:ne\v. j I&FC is holding its third session: 'n Washington tliis week to hear reports and survey the situation hat lies nhead. As a voluntary or- 1 •iftiiizitlon, all il can <io is rtv- nmmciul ho\v suvplusco from tl'.i' cour.iries tlur. have more tlinn they need can . oc divided most year. But bacnusc of increased demands, there inay be- 10 per cent less than requirements. Thcss are the broad outlines of the world food picture for 1947. Th-j jc'3 ahead of IEFC is to divide up j ejurc'K-ciiANGr; ARTIST j When many an organization, in ior out of Hollywood, wants a thoughtful speech, it calls on Kd- vvard Arnold. And this strikes Kd- uie us rather funny. "I'm a family man. I have n wife, ii son and two daughters. If sou know the play 'Dniir Ruth,' that's my family, civic orprani/a- ! lions may invite me to talk. Hut at j home I never gel in more than a ; sentence at a lime. If I want to talk, I have to go to a public hall.' Kiii£ Charles H, whose activities ivilh the ladies bore \vateh- in£, is getting a liig Hcllywocid jilxy these days. George .Senders plays him in "!'«r«vcr Amber' 1 and Douf Kairbnnlts, Jr., in "The E.vflc." Huge Wagons ] ! In the time fo the emperor Kn- \ Islai Kliun. Mongolians had wagons ::o larye that it required 2? oxen lo [pull them, and the space between ; the wheels measured 20 feet. FaLs and oils--World shipments! V ;hat I here is on as equitable a b.i- tliis year will probably be only 3.3 s i^ ns nnssible, to provide at least milUon ton:s. ^'his is a'?out liaif ol • mlijiuHiin diets. prewar trade'.'• Tropical production i is Slill oH. llldiA used ID export fats] and oils but this year must hold j them because her rice- and grain But as the world returns grad- ai!y lo norniiU trade channels, reed of wartime conlrols ^ over shippins- exports and imports" this st.-mv i:; lev,. | preblem in itse'.f becomes more dil- Sunai—tills is the one- major font! ;i C ".i!t. u. s. cj Hrols under the-war item on which there is ,):os|je:t lor; power nets, for instance, expire a flight!;.' 'a.'ltt'r supply than last M^rcli 31 and June 30. 'S'.VAYS BACK AND FOSTH \ WITH THE ,'.1USIC ... BUI' > ONLY BECAUSE IT FOLLOWS THE -*.,.^-i \\ • / '/ CRICKETS /\CE U5ED AS WATCH OO&S... S!S!CE THEY STOP CHIRRN& AT THE SLI&HTEST DISTURBANCE. ANSWER: Vermont. NEXT: Do trees have liviiiE hcartwood? rites Mt for Well» Cassie parried, "ii might be a gooS idea, but—" Lessons a the conservatory cost an awful lot 'But what, Cassic?" They were fairly among the nations which <U> — ^ not have enough. IFFC is not a clinrily orsaniza- licr. like UXR!?A. IF^FC hf.s no money lo spend. It biiys nothing and sells nothin. That is left in the individual nations, to arraiKo ior casli or ercdi'.. Ropresuntativrs of ao nations sit in the Fviod Council. They are the prineip.'.l fco:l-cxporting and im- I.'crtiiiK countries cf the world—excepting Soviet KusEia and the Argentine. Bith were invited, but riid not choose to join. In :i <iuick and over-simplified j survey, thc \vorid food siUu'.Uon ' facing IFFC in the coming, yenr locks something like tills: •Meat—North and South America. Aur.iralin and the other meat-ex- j:ort!iiK countries are now prcx.u.-- ing more than they ever did. Hut they p.rc also consuming more, which cuts down supply. C:,;r::p.rcri v.i'.h u i:n-j SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith export stiDp'y worUI 125 million tons. this ye:r there \v:ll be only 7.5 million lorn. Because ot the dcm;'n:t for ?rain lor human consumption. Iced (Trains are simpiy not available to build u-i ncestork herds — a two- or three-year process. Rice—Available supplies for distribution in (he cro:> year ending in Jir.y are 2,S million tons, com- pr.rcd to a normal world supplv ol 7.8 million tons. DIG JOP. AHEAD "It's all over, you know. But I ] Cereals—To make nu for the jusl couldn'l ever feel like that f!iortap,es of mrnts anil rice, grains about anyone again." I ?' n -l pulses tiie "I wouldn't want you ... er said eagerly. "I want you lo !c 'n feel differently about me thou you ccl - Ti1r: demand for grains lor dis- evcr felt about anyone else. I _tr-5»tion ir, estimated al 38 mil- want you to learn to \nva me, ^°' ! tons this year. That's four mil I :<n.l pulse's the tr.iue name for lo," Park- P™^- Soans. lentils and other pro- COPR. IM7 P.* STA S=fi'.1CC. l\^, T. S>. RECL U. S, FAT. Off. , . Cassie, and J think I could make I 1 .?","",.'' 0 ", 1 'T',^."'' 1 -r,^ " Kee P y° ur coat o». son, and we'll all go out and cat to you happy. . . ." --"PM '» P"t .at onh 25.5 million : „;„!,»' „„,, !,„„,„ , ' ' „, „.,! „„„- Z nt \^ f ;* „»•„,. „, Heads Veterans HOREZONTAI^ 1,5 Pictured head of . veterans' ' , nrjianization 2.Shield bearing I! War god 4 Wild ox ot .: Celebes ^; 5 Gaelic 6 Small bolUe 7 Mite ' . : 8 Witticism \'.'' 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IT V/AS 0DD YOU l-'Alr^TEO A:-JD BECAME ILL AT THOS& 6PAR!<LlMi lUTHERE.OL'DMftti •L'N/E T3I6T1UED AM &LIXIR Of- 9A6SAFf B^RH, EUCAUVPTUS, BROOMROOT, . > SULPHUR. /^XVAAUO THOSE LfvST TsMO ' 3OKES OF YOURS /^ FLOORED ME LlliS } A \MELCOME MAT/' / -*~~ AW HEAD is FULL OF EGGBEATERS — \ AND THAT MIXTURE :i i\ -«-—GO SPRAY ,. ">.l'f\'-'.'\ \ BUGS vJiTrl IT/ A M!';!| v -—' rim; Out Our Way appy. .(To Be Continued). tons, a full million tons br'.ow last .wear's supply. night—you know how worn-out your mother is nUcr an afternoon in the beauty sliopl'J, - :-'.^.; /•:•:! .» ' : ''-" •' : ' '- sJ A \ I -•,.•••*-, :. FE; J ) ,._'V-. i ••<;•. : /^~~ • o .'V 'cr: '