The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 10, 1947 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 10, 1947
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BLYTEJBVILLE COURIER NEWS " TOt OOURIR SEWS" OO. , H W. RAINES, PubU&er JAMES L. VKRROfeFF, Editor D. HOMAM. AdTertlstnjr Muu«cr «,_ , - r>oto N»tlonal Advertising RepreienUtlVM': ft «T«L»ce Wltmer Co.. New York, Chicato, De- K teptt, AtUnU, M«mphto; - Every Afternoon Erwpt Sund»T .Bntered as second class matter at the post- cBlce at BlyUievllle, Arkansas, under »ct ol Congress. October 9, 1917.. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By writer'In the city or aiylhevllle or Buy <U>jurbaii town where carrier service is maln- uilned, 20o per week, or S5c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles. $4 00 per year, $2.00 for .six months, Si.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable to adtance Efficiency in Democracy , The history of government war agencies, which Prcs-aont HooseveU . ordered written in 10<1i>, is now—ni least around \V:c,-liiii;.;l"ii—in cimiltt- tion. A -newspaper 'digest indicates llt<> volume, tailed "The United States «t • \\i\r," might well be snblUkul "The Battle of Washington." For it contains blow-by-blow accounts of many •>! the inler-agency- fights that disturbed elie tense wartime capital. / •. 'Ihe book seems lo give u good deal Of attention to the tiuarroJs within yVP'B and between WPB and the Army and Navy. /Also recorded are those other famous feuds between War Manpower and Selective Service, and between OWI.jincl the State Department, There is considerable criticism of armed-service prociiremeiit for not knowing exactly what it wanted, and for concentrating on less necessary items at the expense of badly needed materiel. WPB is rapped for "palace politics," with its struggle for power . b'olween "strong men," arid for deferring too readily to Army-Navy pressure. Seen in perspective those squabbles make one wonder how, in spite of them, we were able to win the war of production against Germany and Japan. But the enemy also had troubles. ; Not only -bombs, but "palice politics" and difference of opinion and personality as bitter as ours. That seems clearly to Have been the case in Germany. A recent, statement by the former head of Nazi air research changes the .traditional, picture of the thorough, orderly German mind. Research, says this statement, had plenty of money and equipment but no official sympathy. The intuitive Hitler distrusted scientists. Slavish underlings aped him, while government factions and rivalries helped stifle scientific research." We had' factions and rivalries, too, but they were aired by the press and' commented on without fear. Public, opinion was informed and free to speak. And public opinion counted, ,eveu in the rather undemocratic process of supplying and conducting a BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.), COURIER war. Freedom hud a practical advantage over fear. This is borne out in interesting testimony given by Albert Spcer, the lust Nazi production boss. Replying lo ;m American questioner's remark that "we had too much criticism" in America, Specr said: "It is belter to have too much criticism than none . . . Free criticism . . . eliminates its own dangers . . However, when the governed . . . have lost the impulse to report lo their superiors, tli07i the danger of mental isolation at the top becomes very groat, and the true effect of the orders Ihfit have been given cease to be known there." That is the practical opinion of ;m apparently smart Nn/i. And with it hi- explodes the myth of the efficiency of a dictatorship j n wartime. It was democracy, mil dictatorship, which kept a vigilant watch will) a slroiir; light, which exposed putty rivalries and damaging jealousies, forced a diiing.; for the better, and in the end proved more The Show Goes On Secretary of War Patterson lias re- mimlwl the country that our peacetime soldiers overseas become lonely and homesick, too, 'and they shouldn't be forgotten. "The canteens are closed," said Mr. Patterson in a speech before Hie Women's Patriotic Conference in Washington. "The recreation centers are dark. The civic, groups and churches turn lo other activities." The secretary overlooked one bright -spot, however. The USD Camp Shows haven't forgotten the peacetime soldier, nor havo they ceased . their activity. They have only ended their five years' work in Europe because of a drop in public contributions, the revival of the European entertainment business, anil the smaller number of troops in En- rope. _Uut with the funds on hand 22 companies of entertainers will continue to bring cheer to patients in the 187 Army and Navy hospitals in this country, while other troupes bring n touch of home to the men in the Pacific areas. That's the Camp Shows' 10-17 program. We think it deserves a big hand and some generous support from the public. SO THEY SAY Hanging is awful hard work, it's hard on yoiii- wives, and It' wears yen out. it's time for mt to .quit, but I won't.—M-Set. John C- Wcods of San Antonio, Tex., Nucrnbcr hangman. * * » I think we might perhaps go hack into tl>« more speculative stocks again, but be .sure to got mil within n few years because the HCM crush will make 1929 look like a plker.^James Tnislow Adams, 1922 Pulitzer prize winner for history. By Irene Lonnen Emhart Copyright, 1947,' NEA SERVICE; INC THE STOItY: rn finllc nboat rp,,,,,., ilton Jlncl.lne Wo «klo Hlic I.:,, E -.- «c In lir<-. I.oiil t stcur..,! H «| 11E ;, with n dniicc-ltmia . Ihc Ham- He t, u . | n< n pur . In New York. L XV ENI went to New York. Nothing could slap her. "I'm 18, and my own boss now!" Her blue eyes, once so soft and childlike, were calm to the point fcJ hardness. Her hair, once worn Eoosely about her face, ivas drawn pnto an exotic knot on the nape of Iher smooth white neck. She affected dark lipstick and no other •-iake-up save nail polish to malcli In Leni, Cassie glimpsed a hard, relentless purpose that nothing Icould touch. She knew Leni was |going to New York to sec Lon 1 Sid's excitement over the mill- Itjry school in Florida gave way at |the last moment and he almost vept on Mama's shoulder when |hey saw him oft at the station Papa said with fall coming on jls rheumatism was bothering him Jgain, and so he'd have to give up -iis watchman's job. The caretaker . it Parker's farm hsd quit, when Parker suggested he and and — -'"e,&'-ai,^>_i m; iiilQ Mama go out there to look after hlngs, they bundled up their things and went. v "We may end up there ourselves J things don't get started soon at Jic Machine Works,". Parker joked :o Cassie. And that was the Irsl lint that she had that things were lot going well. "They spent' Christmas ot the [arm. Mama wanted them to. ; The farmhouse was an old-fash- pned sprawling affair, with tiny J^fmer-windowcd bedrooms under •ft?/ ea ves, nn enormous kitchen 5rlth plenty of room for Mama's "-iking choir. And there was a .Age.that looked about the same >•'the'one on Carson street, where fcpji could prop his stocking feet - ;the open oven door and read bis ---, In comfort, i Hvmg room, which Mama •avi off, was long and nom> K>oia« *ith lots of white ^ " Troodwork and a stone fireplace and charming sprigged wallpaper. 1'he chintzes were faded and the ru/rs threadbare, discarded from the house on the hill, and the floors were worn and rough, but Casslo was onchnnled by it. Sid came hrjmo for the holidays, resplendent in his uniform. Only Leni was absent. She had a special night-club engagement and coulil not leave. 4 * • 1 IiE baby was born in February, a blustery day, with wind and snow and sleet tearing at the hospital windows as though the very elements were part of Cassie's agony. The child was a girl. They named her Ellen for Porker's mother. Holding the child in the crook of her arm, rubbing the dark silk fluff ot hair from 11s forehead, Cassie felt a surge of worm love that reached out and encompassed the three of them. Parker's thin face worked with emotion until she thought he might even cry. Ho was so young actinu sometimes—as though he had never grown up Inside. Cassie felt as maternal toward him as she did toward little Ellen. She was wise enough not to try to probe into the psychological aspects of that feeling. It was enough to bo happy and warm and protected. To have no room lor fear no need for anything else. ' On the evening she was to go home, 11 was in the paper about the machine works "Possibility of re-opening of the Hamilton Machine Works fades in f welter of Government red-tape inability to procure some essential materials and insufficient funds" Cassie read the last phrase with, blank unbelief. "Insufficient funds." When all the Hamilton money was back of it? ^ A white-capped nurse stuck hoi head into the room, and Cassie rolled the paper and put it under her pillow. Parker cnnie in, awkwardly and almost on tip-toe, ox usual She noted tonight that his thin face had lines in U she'd not noticed before, and his eyes were sober. lie smiled, however, hia mouth quirking up m a way that reminded her of Ellen. * * * "Y 01 ^ al »ut ready to" go home, Mrs. Hamilton?" he asked gaily. The nnrsc was gelling her street lothes out of Die closet, so lliat she could dress her. "More than ready!" She laugher! up at him. "Von mean though Are you and Ellen ready to go home?' don't you?" Instead of replying, his fnce whitened, nnd he went and stood jy the window looking out. She knew that he'd seen the paper folded under her pillow. It was true, then. "Insufficient funds." 'Die nurse dressed her quickly, talking in low pleasant tones Pnrker remained staring out of the window. It was getting <lnrk. The snow in the street was blue in the twilight and the street lights blinked on. It was good to be going home little Ellen held a wann sleeping bundle in'her amis, Parker beside her, squinling at the road a little, talking of inconsequential things Home, with Ellen fucked safely in the crib in the newly furnished nursery, Cassie,sitting before a fire in the living room on the divan laid her head against Parker's shoulder. "Why didn't you tell me obout it?" "Oh—that." Tlicrc was a brc.ik in his voice. He tried to laugh. "You know how newspapers exaggerate tilings. I didn't want you to worry. I'll WO rk it out, somehow." \ Cassie knew, in spite of the bravado of the words, that Porker was frightened and bewildered. She knew he was lying. He went over lo his piano and began to piny, his dark serious face bent over the keyboard, his long keen brown hands busy with chords. H was as though the music was more of a comfort to him than iw. (To Be 'Indian Giver!" • &P-JL MONDAY, FEBRUARY. 10,, 19-17 .*•••• '•• ••• : IN HOLLYWOOD »«•«»«•»*••••«••••• i WASHINGTON COLUMN nv 'I'E'ITK EiJSOM NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. (NEAl — As tx-Prcsldcnt Herbert Hoover begins his survey cf fo-xl and ito- •lomlc condition.'! "i cjnrmanv. It's r. order to Inkc clock ol his past vear's world food •nvesiimU'.ons mu! irediclloiis, to .-ec hr/.v rl(;ht he va.s. President Truman on March 1, 916, named Hoover honorary ?lialr- •mn or a Famine Emergency Coni- nlilee to camiilct an "Eat LRSS" hive. Two weeks later. Hoover lei'i •" a trip around the world to ree flint it was all about. One month after thai, in a ookup from Cairo, Hoover broaci- ist nn ai:pcal that Americans CM! heir bi-tad ration down lo seven liners. President Truman on ihiv tme program suggested Ainsri:ans ut down tiieir food consumption ivo clays a week. Men be'n'mri 'hath Ppenls was that ir Americans owld let up on the feed-'aag, ;hc.e 'Ou!d be more grub to pnss around i the rest of the hungry world Outcome of both appeals VKIS retty much or a flop. The only vmcrlcans who ate less were tliusc 'ho couUln't afford to buy wha' TOci there was at current, hi.-), I rices. Even [lie high prices didn't >-cp the majority. In short, the vol- ntary sacrifice methods which ad mane Hoover pfe great rmnlnr- Mievcr after World War I we-ei 0 good after World Win- II I In the end, fanners had' to fcc' .lit! a S0-;rnt bonus for vheu id corn, and milling regulations ari to D? changed to «el more rain yield. ItEMEMIOUS I>KOBIJ5M •Before Hoover ha:I left on his i arid trip last March, he had cio- lared It was too late to save .ill <e "MO million .starving people" l.v the lime he had completed his ,ip t ,vo month, later, he hail r ais- I .1 the nun-.l>?r "facing; the S Tj m - ! lest spectre of famine In historV j J SCO million. ' ! World fomi-Mippiy experts sav It! ! in-.posslbln to make any cliecs •1 how nm-iy 0 ; t |, L , 5e 500 ()1 . go .j nllloti penally starved. That's the ay it is with food statistic.?. SU;- istlrlans know louglily what lT:o Mil supplies arc ar.d how many mirths llu-rc- are to feed in ca- : i' ountry. That determines the ra- ion. How jnany .survive or peris'i 'n the ration is never known i In his Cairo broadcast. Hoover i :«l fuming relief requirements' t 11 minion ton:; of cercaL-i lone. Tins was needed to carry 1 no hui:i;ry countries over a four- nonili juTtofi. until the new In'vc" ;ame in. Roughly half w w for' -urcp?, half fur Asia. ; Avails bio supplies .it thnt time' v erc put at .six million tons Tlie ?ro3lcm was to meet the enr, ol i Ivc million tons, it looked Impos-i • J.c. First came the u. S shin-1 >hig ami coal strikes, which .slowed •ic.lverles. Tliere was ; x Danube 1m-i ;«n ilronsht. Tin- «>iolc European 1 • ia:viv,t was otr. nursln had the wo:,' v cro.i in 5U years. Australia'* .'»,> !ailed jor the ihinl si;;c<\sslve :-cir. 'i-bi- riL-i! .crop w.xs only -vu P-r cent normal tor the entire II/\I.F-\vv\v c-O^ipr.iA.vci-' In rpltc- of all these obstnrlrs a Jew hetoic measures were tnk'c'i TliB supply pip ua.s cut from 'tive .mlhon to three and ono-litff mil- :lon tons, then to Uvo million t^ns Hoover didn't get all he askc.l 'la:'. Many of ihc things he recommend- 1 ed were no', done. He suggested [lie British reduce! heir pipeline stocks fron'i one 10, Hal. a million t O 7is. They reduce;! : sonic, not all. It was recommended that Latin America cut down on imports from 'he ATKontlsic. Canada and llici U. s. Tlicy didn't. ! I Hoove.- suggested Russia increase! her original 75.000-ton wheat shin, mpnt lo Francs By exporting 300,CCO tons a month for four month-!. Russia subsequently sent 500,01)0 Ions ;o France. 159.030 to Poland and Finland. But- this wasn't as- i-ause llouver suggested it. Hoover also recommended that u new international food agency be ret. up lo replace UNRRA. HCOVIT never did understand the concept ot U.\fil1A as an agency to care only for victims of Axis aggression and not for the A.\is-co!laboratori as we.-. UNRRA met only 2o per cent of the world food need. U was the plight of the other 80 pe: cei-.t that kept worrying Hoover | But the world Food agency Hoove: | wanted wax never set up. An I world j'Qod supplies are still short j of requirements. ] Vladivostok, .Russia, is (he e.isi- ! ern-termlnus of the trnns-Slberii-n railway. OLDE.ST OCCUPIED U. TO TAKl. FORTY Wl N KS, TO'J KEEP YOUR EVES CLOSED,'" SatS KrJUTE HOmSE DlfFERS BT ISO DE&SEES FRfltt THAI OF THE SUN. NEXT: Wial's i" a bird name? SIDE GLANCES by GalbraUh 11V EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA .Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — <NEA>—"I'ur- j sued," Teresa Wright's next pic- l^ttre, may start a new trend In westerns. It's psychological horse- opera. And lhey'i'0 even planning u psy- thdlOBiral mystery for Margaret, i O'Brien,'"There Was a Little Girl." Writer Herb Meadow Is doing the script. . j jfQl The homes may change in those western films, but the sheriff's iio.s5,e K O<V S riding on. X/ncty per cent of file coivbo>s working with Tim Unit In "Under (lie Tonto Rim" rode tin; tiiientuf/c ranges w {(h lil.s dart, Jruk HoK. Ann Sotheni tells us she'll do no more Mafstc pictures, that she ts to junk those .sassy blonde roles for straight character comedy, She (,'ets her lin.1 chance in years, with her hair hack to limnetic, as Alexander Knox's co-star in "In- duin .Summer," SUl'llH-COI.OSSAI, BOIUK Boris Morros, n chubby little bnld-henilrd follow, hn.s two great passions in life: 1. Shirts that look like trout lutes. Ho lias 1500 of them, including a pink one with green stripes. 'J. Producing super-colossal movies. Hollywood .said it couldn't be cloiu'. bat Koii.s produced the first episodic film, "Tales of Manhattan." with a cast of 18 big stars. For a while it looked as if there would be a jjot w hen Boris got around to the problem, ot how to bill lii.s 18 slurs. So. before the film even started, h e invited all 18 of 'cm to a "billing" party at his home. Edward Ci. Robin.son suggested thnt the names be pulled out of a hat. Charles Boycr spoke up: "Let's be fair. Let's bill them alphabetically."' Plnnlly dinner Rogers suggested that the 13 stars be billed in order of nppearrinc-e. And they finally agreed on that, after imu-h Innf- Ifl.'ng- nntl a fwat don! of .sinpint; of Boris' champagne. Tin; "IMI'OSSIHM-:" IS KASY Bom- has Just accomplished another ••Impoi-slble'V-puliing 15 top opera stars and five symphony orchestra conductors in (he same movie. "Carnegie Hall." "And," he -.ays, "r didn't have as much trouble wllli people like Lily Pons and Heifetx as I did with those actors In 'Tales of Manhattan.' They just wanted to know what (he others were going to sing or play, ami after that tbev were happy." But-he {[id whisper (hat one famous opera star, who shall remain naiiielt'.':.s, wrote him a letter casually saying; "Of course. Boris, yon will sec thnt my applause Is (he loudest." Hoiis thinks so much of "f':ir- npgic Hall" — -This p.iliilc has been educated lo classical music, and I've »ot a ..[-pat slory, too" —that lie will slick his neck out with an advertising ralchlini>, "-Vcver licfoie. Never Again." Tiip ciitics could murder him and Ihe picture with that one. "But I'm not worried." he 1 said. "1 showed the picture to 30 United Artists salesmen last week. And do you know what happened? The salesmen applauded, and they cried." How did he bill his 15 opera stars ami rive conductors? "In order of appearance." lie said 'I'm not crazy, even if I do war shirts that m ak e mo jook like a calliope." Astrophysicist HOBIZONTAI, 1,8 Pictured astrophysicist 13 Set free 14 Coat part lf> Algerian sonport 1C Tidy 18 Solar disk in Vocal sound 20 He jealous !I Aromatic plant 2 Two (prefix) -3 Accomplish 2-1 Cuts 2R Dross protector •fl Sheltered side 32 War grid 33 He has made ;i sillily of Ihe 1 system •IS Is fond 3K T'rcposilfon 3B Sim sod « Wash 43 Listen '»7Gcm 4!) Old snoppn 51 Plalrnu 52 Color 54 Counseled Sfi Pnelry muse 57 Clergymen VERTICAL 1 Thrones 2.Morphin derivative 3 Wing-shaped 1 Tear 5 Note of scale 0 Serf 7 Observed 8 Morindin dye 9 Vegetable 10 Oreek letter 11 Exngfjerate 12 Muscle band 14 Pigpen 17 Avornjje (ab.) 25 Sick 2fl Green . vegetable 27 Indian weight 28 Help 29 For SO Rodent M Comfort :M Wildnss :<C Rubber 37 j\Ieol courses 41 Girl's name •12 Redact 43 Tint •H Half an em 4:} Hebrew month; 4G AVas borne i 47 Lca\'e out ] 4.1 Mexican coin , i>3 Thus j 53 Viclovia Cross ' (;ib.) I :/*' fr > :-~±: f--v \ •4-'A •?,'. Qurjjparding House with AAaj. Hoop VOUR LESS DO SEE/A BE PROPPl.sJG UP' QUITE AKS O\.!ERLOAI3 OF SLiHT ArJD PERHAPS LIQUIDS/—DID VOL> GET TMATT SLJKS5ET ' GtON'J oKi YOUR wose IN-TUE TOO; you JUST GLANCE LEGS/—A SLIGHT ; COMDlTlOM | '- NO DOUBT TO MAN3 UOURS OM MY FEET _ R SCIEMTIPJC C~ -- - EXPGRlMEMTS IM THE REM.LY WANTS 15 A FREE * %^ Sa^v^JB-W^t^?^ .^^'.'i^.ij^^gCHKkllP = Out Our Way /OH, i.0.?v; AT ^ ~1O COME UP / THIS EARLY.' Here s the sales slip on that coat you bought me for | Chrjstmas—take it in and make them exolain how they ;•.• can sell it now for 25 Per cent bfU" ^ LOOK.' IJ . Williams yen, AM'IHAT "MWti OMIY J ;'.'VME UP / THRCJGM A \ TOOT — VJE I C/VME iJP / , THROUGH \ I^SIX ACRES.' '} . a^*^ ,^,-i-, '• •• •,-<n-.y- v • o -_*.',. .OM THE UP AMD UP - «,„.,„„.„„,,„.,

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