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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 7, 1947
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' -PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1!M7 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. H\INES, PuWUher JAMES U VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager HtUt National Advertising Representatives: W»lic*. Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, De- 'trttt, Atlanta. Memphis. ' -• ,-. PuMtahtd Every Afternoon Except Bandar jEntered as second class matter at Che post- cSk* at Blythevlllc, Arkansas, under act, o£ Congress, October 9, iSlV. - Served by the United Tress SUBSCRIPTION RATES ~i By carrier In the city or aiythevllle or nriy 4uburbsm Urtnv where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By moll, 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 jwr year payable In advance. A Last-Minute Solution During the in famous rlnys o(' tho Munich meeting, Winston Churchill was advising tha British government, with great wisdom and foresight, to cease the appeasement of Hitler, which was loading to war, Mis voice was unheeded until it was too Into. Now Mr. Churchill has spoken again in an effort to avert a crisis. This time hi§ foresight is less apparent than his wisdom. For he is speaking in what may be the closing minutes of the eleventh hour when he urges his government to turn over its Palestine .ni initiate to the United . Nations. Such a move would not solve the problem of Palestine. But il might check the head-long approach to chaos 'in thai unhappy hind. The situation . there lias now deteriorated to a point where the only prospect is for more terrorism and sterner repressive measures. ( One of the most tragic aspects of -• : the situation is that the basic question is all but forgotten. The homeless Jews are still in European DP camps or detained on Cyprus. The discussion of partition has been sidetracked. Britain "*'' inas her hands full coping with today's new crisis and trying to anticipate tomorrow's. To say that all the fault is not Britain's provides no helpful answer. Jewish terrorism has made any .sane or responsible action hopeless at the ^ moment. The violence is inexcusable, and demands quick, decisive steps to prevent more loss of life. • But how arc the terrorists to be stopped, short of military action? Neither the British nor the moderate : Jews are able to say to them "Only cease your terrorism and we will reach an agreement. So the terror continues. It is not a fight between Jew and ..... . Arab, but between anarchist Jew and : everything British. There seems no ; hope for peace except'through the withdrawal of the British from Palestine and their replacement by a new and stronger authority until order is restored: Mr. Churchill suggests, as an alte;-- nnUvu to UN responsibility, a D0-l)0 sharing by the United Stales of "all the bloodshed, odium, I rouble and expense" in Palestine. This seems neither very wise nor very' gracious. Our interest in Palestine has been largely humanitarian, while Britain's seems lo have been largely strategic. Though she has bases in nearby Kgypt and Cyprus which seem to make her forces in 1'atesline unnecessary, tin? British government has clung to the Holy hand. It has made no efforts to enlist the help of the United Nations. We have found in China, as Britain has in Palestine, that the would-be peacemaker is not always blessed. Our joint,assumption of the Palestine man- dale promises little more than a share in the present violence and probably fresh accusation of Anglo-American imperialism. The logical solution, then, is united action by the United Nations with a genuinely representative"committee engaged in the actual work. It. is the UN's stated purpose to incorporate territories now under mandate into an inlernalional trusteeship system. And there ought to be some way for the UN to put a stop lo the present terrorism and bloodshed even though, technically, they may not con- slit ulc it threat to international peace. Only as Strong as the Weakest .Link Dear Diary con- soUi- M'e should lilio to present ;\ briuf outline of the Moi'KCiilhnu cliiu-y U'Ovei'K.v, mid offer a compromise, lion. Henry Jloi'Kt'iilluut, us Secretary of the TreM.sury, !<opL a diary. 11 r;tn into 900 volumes. When he resigned lie took it home. Itis successor, Secreliiry John Snyder, wants it back. Says it's public ])roi)crly. Henry says, "It's mino." Now you don't compile 900 volumes of diury in n dozen years by any 15- niimites-n-day arrangement. It lakes lime. In Air. MnrKcnthfui's case, it also took a ijoorl deal of his secretaries' lime. That lime is company time, and in this case the company is the American people. Sir. Alorgentliau v/as a public servant. If lie hadn't been lie wouldn't have had n chance to meet all these interesting people and hear all those in- Inrestinij things that fill his diary. His. secretaries were also, public servants, paid will) public money. So it seems to us that the people have some interest in the larjfe, economy-size Alorgenthau memorabilia. N So here's our solution. Let Henry wade through these 5)00 volumes—at his own time—and cut the contents down to digest majrir/.iuc size. Then let him try to gel the contents published, and if ho can, split the royalties with his old office, the United States Treasury. IN HOLLYWOOD ••••••••••••••••*•••••••••• HV UltSKlNi; JOHNSON NEA Staff C'01 respondent IIOILYWCOD -- (NKAI _ You <au win money betting that -C5-M will never again cast Kecnan Wynn us Van Johnson's best friend. Des- j)Iic his outward calmness, Keennn is plenty mad over Evlc's Mexican divorce and marriage lo Van. He . didii'l think they 'would go through with it- Aud despite what you may i have read Vscwhere, lhe two Wynn | children, NJ«i and Tracy, aged 5 and 3, are still living with Kcenan. 'I here may be legal fireworks over tlicir custody. 11PKH THEY AUK— THK 10 WOKST-mtliSSHl) ACTKKSSUS Start screaming, ladle. 1 ;. That nasty man with the list of the 10 worst-dressed feminine stars in Hollywood — and why — . is here Kemembcr him? — fashion designer Ray Driscoll. Hay proved he Mas (he bravest man in Itie world last year, when he tji'.ve tip his idea of (lie 10 worst-dressed gla- mor Kir!s of the screen. Having suffered no dire effects, he's back now with his 1947 list. Ray clescilbes himself as "the bad-boy designer" of the intcrna- lional set. lip formerly designed for the Ditehcvs of Ken; and MciRtla Lurjf-scu in prewar F.uroue. Now lie does clothes in Hollywood lor sneh names as Carmrn Miranda, Mrs. Joe E. Lewis, and June Haver. His worsl-dressoci list last year caused a near-riot over the cocktail' laWes oi Hollywood find in the fashion salons. In fact, we suspect, certain Hollywood Indies are still locking Cor him with well-sharu- encd hat-pins. But Hay says he can take it. So here is his 1057 list of lhe 10 \vQrsl-tlresscrt [eniiuirn- stats—and why: 1. Judy G:ulaiicl — because she | sfill dresses like a Urcd elulmn- man. 2. Orcer Garson — her clothes | suggest a 1 Kewple-doll complex. 3'. Deanna Durbin—her clothes I look like the first grab In a grab- bins. 4. Jane Russell—she doesn't realize that it's better to conceal.. I 5. Diana Lynn—she's eroww) up, but she dresses like a tcen-nRer in I distress. G. Joan Fontniuc — she aspires doggedly, rather Hum beaulitullv, | to lhe mode. 7. Jeanne Grain—slip dresses so ] badly you'd think she oid it on I uri'oxe. 8. Dinah Shore—she tries to dress like a perennial ingenue. 8. Maria Mont ex — the Montex I manner is r.Uays overdone. If she wears any more feathers, she | should'be able lo fly by herself. 10. Constance Moore — she's the most-dressed, instead of the Ijest- dressed. And remember, ladies, the lisl I and the quote.? are Ray Drisooil's | —not ours. WASHINGTON COLUMN • ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••i I every prospect lhe syrup-makers I will c;et most of it. j Whftt this means is lhat bhicfe- 1 strap iiMccs may juiro from 18 to j as rr.uch as 30 cents a gallon j Strangely enough, any profits tht government makes on this rise ii' price must 'as paid to the after U. a. absorbed. Subterranean Court To take testimony in a mine disaster nl Johannesburg. South Africa, a police court session was held on the 27th level of 1 a gold mine | more than 1001! (eel underground. Read Courier'News Want Ads. BY I'KTKK EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHING I ON, K-'o. (!. (NltAI — Secretary o! A^riL'llUure CiinUjii Anderson and Reconversion Dire:-- Assistant John R. Stcelman clayed the orders lo remove controls on domestic dKlribiaion. though ril.aiii- my controls on imports. Future sales, after live cargoes in February are disposed of. will be and other producers, •jcvcinment losses »re Read Courier News Want Ads, molasses that ever refused to pour. The sovernti.ent tot into this; mess through recent orders cleco:]-. :rollm^ the sail- of blackstrap mo- hisse.s in the United States, while ^ti',1 retiunin^ control over mouses im)»rl5. j the poor ulutnato consumer, the interest in this is that K nuyj become more profitable for thei C.:,'iVj?au sugar producers to inakej molas:es than to go on making cut rush o£ tenderness through her. Porker was so good, and lino, and i gentle. It nngcrcd her tti tllink ] she could hurt him so. Ihcr's death, p.-.rlier hadn't had a great deal of time for her, except evenings, and even those occasionally had been taken tip by various bonrd meetings, \vhich he hod to attend now that his father u,;i? gone from the bank. But she had been very busy, be house, without n woman in it r Oirce years, needed refurbish- g badly, nncl Parker wanted her select ne\v things. v XIH \f/HY hadn't he wailed to see 1 her? Why hadn't he waited, i and said, "Cassie, you can't marry • anyone else! You can't over pos. sibly marry anyone but me!" She would have gone wilh him in an instant and left it nil. Tears made crooked little paths . down her cheeks and ran into the corners o£ her mouth, rally, hoi tears, tears o£ self-pity and regret and anger. But that Lochinvar shift was old hat, wasn't it? And Mike hadn't cared quite enough to stay and sec ; her, had he? Just as lie hadn't ^ before cared enough to give up his • plans and stay in MortonviUe. / She had come to the creek now. . She walked halfway across the iron bridge and leaned against it, looking down into the muddy swirl of water. The April air had a wincy smell, and the willow trees billow : ang along lhe creek were soft I green. The water made a rushing sound. She stood there for a long time .; and presently Ihere was the sound .of a car coming. She brushec : away the last teay clinging to hei lashes. Her face felt stiff and aw / lul. The car slopped on Ilic briclg' and Parker got out and came am • stood beside her. She didn't loo .. at him for there was no doubt lha she had been crying, and she wa ashamed for him to see. He >'4;i silent for a long time. He galh - v cred up a handful o£ pebbles an y threw them one by one into tl :' v.water below.\\'••'. Presently he said, "If you real! i •wanted to—to give it all up, yo ,;> could, you know, Cassie. I don --;.':* Want to se« you unhappy, If yo :«W>tak Jfs 3 mistake—" ••">!- Hil word-! sent an unexpecte -s-i-v,,-.. - r pllE music lor the wedding was special. Not all regular wecl- g music, but tlxiiu;s they'd each eked out. "Intermez.7.o'' V;OK issio's choice, and "Clair dc ui'.e" for Parker, and Lcni's fa- orile, the Chopin Nocturne, she vcci, and for Mama—"1 J^ove ou Truly." Alama loved bridal usic. There was a lace cloth on the itchen table, which Liad been ansportcd into the living room, :id they had little trustless snnd- •ichcs Leni had Jnnde, and olix : cs nd beer, and a three-tiered wed- cake, so inagnificent lhat it wavfed tho room, Papa said. Parker had wanted the wedding rcakfast in a hotel, until he sav lama would be hurl, and Papa (Tended. Parker's father couldn't quite idc his dismay at fust sight of ne little house on Carson slrcel .•hen Ihey drove there right from he church. There was a queei trained look on his face. But Papa soon had him in good humor. Papa with his banjo ind a few drinks of beer finally nbcnt the elder Hamilton xintil when Parker and Cossic left in a taxi for tho train, he was like one of lhe family. That was the last time Cassii and Parker ever saw him, for hi dropped dead in the bonk the da: before they were to come horn from New York. Parker got tin telegram at lhe hotel. f. They came right back, of course and after everything was over i seemed to Cassio that Parker's fa Iher had never existed. She'd onl seen him twice—the time in th bank and Ihen at the wedding. H was odd, Cassie thought, h<y quickly one could fall into ne ways and become accustomed I new surroundings. In the three weeks since his fa T was fun to go into the Fair store and lake one's choice (it 10 lovely draperies, to buy gor-- eons nev.- tamps and cunning lina cigarct boxes and other ac- cssorlcs, choosing with a surrep- Uous look at the price lag first. \nd lhe name Parker Hamilton 'as like the touch of magic cvery- •here she wont to shop. In May, Cassic knew she was to ave n baby. Parker was delighled. Mama longht it a wretched shame. "Why couldn't you have had a ood time first. You got plenty of loncy now, and pretty clothes. feu could have gone places and njoyecl yourself!" "Bnl Mama., where would I go? \nd anyway, we wanted a baby, 'eople with means should have. amities. We agreed on lhat from he first." If she had a baby H vould draw Ihem closer together, Cassic wanted Iho baby. The Fletchers lefl Carson street ind moved to a bellcv house, closer o town. It was nothing prclen- ious, but respectable, at least, clean and modern. Parker, of course, was paying the rent. Lcni was already taking voice lessons I the conservatory and as soon as she graduated»would study full lime. Parker paid for lhat, too. The Fletcher house rang with Irills and scales. Papa gol a watchman's job, in self-defense. He thought it nonsense for Leni to study music. It wasn't at all useful. Si<l had a workshop in the basement, where he buried himself in model building every evening after supper. Cassie thought of Mike now only occasionally. Of course she had done the right thing In marrying Parker. Everything was wonderful! Everything would always be wonderful! r __ v (To Be Continued) &3j» ' ingiir. All thai would do Is clown the already short U. S. sug:V } supply. ' ,, j The story may be a little involv- • •d. but it's a ujrfc:t example ol, .vhat happens when government Lipsels established Irade practices \viih conlrols, then decontrols .too :ast. : I Blackstrap molasses, for the uninitiated, is the stuff that's .leftj over after all ihr exinvnjble svisar 1 has been taken out of cane jriicc. U is glue-thick, sickly - sweet, brownish-black, hard to handle. But i' 1ms its uses. ClIANOK OF A IIFETIMK 13,'eaufie sugar and many molasses pi cc.acts were ::0-lir-il nn in the war effort, they were mulct' strict gsvc-rnrneiH impoil. pri.T, li.tionini,' inO allocation controls. Annually. 1 the fiovernmciu ooupht between HOU ,i:i!!io;i and 400 million pultons of uolasscs at around 14 cents a jallon. and sold it at 18 cents, rile difference was supposed to :over cost of shipping anci handl- ins;. Avlually, the government has ost :>. number of millions of dollar:; on the deal. List [;il] u ic\v smart uuvs figured r/.it a way lo mak? a"killing in this business. There are three pro'cc'-ses for taking blackstrap molasses, cleaning it up and converl- iny it into edible .syrups. These '••yrups can't br 1 :nac;f into suinlr, but they can b? usril as Mi : _;ur substitutes by thr .soit-di ir.k b.'ittlci's, confer!ianci:; and food p.oressors wllo nreil lots of swedcnm'. I!y :. tjllirk in lhe Ia-,v anil gov- crnnipnt rcijulalions, the.-p syrups vprc not subject lo price control '*• tationing. Ei^lileen-ci-nt bluck- •trap thcrefo'.e could br converted nto syrups that, suddenly became vorth u;i lo t.vo dollars'a salion ISL susar itself wjs in shfirt .y nnri unrlc-r rjdionint,'. This va_; better than making the stuff nto catinp susar. This u;..s im- xirtant sjiending suyar. So the .yriip-makors batched up plot in <:ct the D^urimcnl ol AKriculUuc to piu: them a big at- :oc:uion of bhickstr.i;.-. They wanted .t c( course. fo : - Hie purely aliruis-' li; purpose ol rriuvini; t'hp sugar shorlagp, ' '' "I 'liie bens in Aiiriju'.ture liked the I me ni tins c;mdy ban. and asked] the- Civilian ProHuclio'n Aclmlnls-1 tialion for a'ian-railr.n 'allo-' cr.tio.i o! blackitr.'.p lor vonvcrsloni into !vrii|>. CPA retiisrd to bite. CPA gi.inted was an all&CST '.ton oi a ; C w l-.unrirctl ihotisand SiiKons. As.'ririiln;i-p vvns lirktd. ll'.en Lswrence My,-is and his r.wo;!3'p.: m tho ."UK.U division ol j i\K-.>:>iU\ir r Misres'.ed !h;u the way to this i-;;p HAS t 0 .. lkc n a controls olf hlackslrap and sec what ucu'ri tint-prn <iOVKUXMi;X'i' 1-LAYS ii.U.l, Thp'f fallowed a fix-wcpk battle behind t'.ie bureaus. The molafses- nlcohol iiecplc and lhe .nolasses- slocktced poo-pie yelled jnurder. Taking controls off might pin them out of business, because it would shoot up the price of their cr. me. U. 5. FVT. Off.' FIFTEEN HONDREDTONS of &,&&7~4-,<?-S' VVEEE COLLECTED BY CT1TIZEN5 OF S.AX<^NV Ts!£E V^MEM A E^U,Vn'^^'Ai E1N5- RAID B2^JL'SE<^r=A BH.HTLE PLAiSC'E . NEXT: Do snakes have many ribs? SIDE GLANCES by Galbralth raw material, plants built, to handle molasses can't use corn or potatoes or crude oil as a substitute. Hut to all pleas from the molasses industry (jovornment \x>llcy- mi>Vers turner! a stoiv, ear. -At tne cud of January Presidential "Look at the swell mark I got in arithmetic, Mom—gu it's because Pop's been too busy every night figuring income tax to help me with my homework!" Acting Chief imiil/ON'TAl, Pictured ••iclin^ Serrct Service chief 13 Click beetle 15 Shell fish IfiJoJl 17 Cautioned ' J!) CnnUii-l 20 Abraham's home 31 Kncounlcr •a HanU (:>b.) 23 Gveck mother 27 Black :IO Splendor ,'., .11 Tested ' '•:. 32 Close up (Scot.) 33 IJo'tie 3-i Enchantment SGlnsiiliiles 3!) Malediction M KnKlish piict 41 Tlircc-locd I sloth 42 Host. •Idle is able I aclminislralor 17 Greek letter 49 Makes nrnends 51 Outcast class (Jap ) 52 Angered 51 Poem Sfi Adds zpsl \ 57 Outmoded VKKTICAi. 1 Lifeless •t Visigoth king :; Dnmngc - -I DiminulLVC sullix 5 SI itch fi Neck hairs 7 Aid .li Hoy li Chemical suili.-c ' 27 Dismnnlle 10.-\l Ibis lime 28 Come up 11 .Make possible 29 Sacred book 12 Tied (Scol.) 34 Peduncles 1-1 Male •beet) .'i~i Junior IKAncnt / '.'A More n.accl . 2fi Dips ottt '2(i A It em pi' 4-1 Manganese (symbo'-J 'if) Assent •18 War got! •in Past -SO Soak . I SI Abstract being! .13 While 5"i Symbol for ) . sodium i Our Boarding House with Ma j. Hoople IA1APK.'MOWS THE; PRACTICE \\lrri-l TEOriC(\.l_ DISEASES AROUN T FP >&L)R. TOW SUE-, GEE ' \\- YOU DOWT WEST3 , A\E01CAL YOURSELF, UN\->V.t,DR.l.U3H8N-L,X PRESUME !A Li^S^aLe All-N\SN5T—"A MAM ACTUftLLV BaDRlDDEN BECAUSB OF BAD JOKES/-^.fUE SYMPTOMS MEDICAL GRftD OF- SLASt3Ov\/ P&C1/NL1Z1MG .. IN RARE A ROPiCN- *M DISEASES.' ^ O,ALLME' ERT^KES A L1TTL& Out Our Way AM INHtRIORITV I'OMPL'-X— HP KUMS A r:v^v LUTLI; 1- -\i I '/r. : AM' HE GIVC^, By J. R. Williams] Ti-V TOOLS" L AV ) I OM ~r\' i^'^CH'MC '. ( • wotii-P< \ | #+ ^'A

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