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TEN \ tHE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER ^NEWS * THE OOURUat NEWS TO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher ' JAMES L. VERHOEPT, Editor I; FAOL P. HUMAN. Advertising Managtr > 'v Hbl« Jty&onal Advertising Representative!: . WUltee Witmer Co., Mew fork, Chicago, De< (Nit, Atfcuita, Memphis. BI/miEVILLE (ARK.) COURJEB NEWS .Published Every Alternoon Except BundlY ' Kntered as second class matter at the post' office »t Blyiheville, Arkansas, under act of Con' tress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Preu r ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES " By cerrler in. the city or Dlythe'ville or any ,' suburban town where carrier service is main- i mined. 20c per week, or S5c per month. •'• By mail, within a radius of 40 miles, »4.00 per ' ye&r, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; t by mail outside SO mile zone, $10.00 per year >• payable In advance. 'With Malice Toward None' ' We mny be almost coi'liiin that 1 Abraham Lincoln would have proc«o<l- 1 cd to the task of reconstruction' jil'ler | the Civil War "with malice toward • none." But he only lived to enunciate ;. that principle, not to practice it. And i':RO today, 188 years after hi.s birth nnd .' nearly 82 after his assassination,, v/e , may see how profoundly history can ; be affected by tlie death as well as liy \ the life of a great man. •'-. The'malice of Booth, the assaasin, j begot the madness that followed. Cars' pelbaggers moved South, driven by a f desire /or vengeance, or greed, or a stupid, misguided zeal. The reconstruc- | tion became for a time a grim farce. ; And many Southcrnei-.s, with .sham: • and rage added to the bitterness of ! defeat, "went underground," as wo ' .should say today. The South, the nation, and the Ne- x '• gro have never recovered from that ! period of wild confusion. The Soul.h, .' whicli was to be reunited and rebuilt; ; the Nation, which was to march for> ward to expansion and prosperity, Us .: bitterest dispute finally settled by a : bloody war; the Negro, who wa.s to be j—helped from freedom to education and '- the dignity of equal ctti/.cnship. \ But the strong wisdom and tho j gentle spirit of Lincoln wcrm gon-;. ' There \\-ere weak men in the Whil; ! House. There were fools and scoundi-eis ~ in the Soulheni legislatures, and des^ ; perate, murderously misguided men ': opposing them. There was a public : clamor in support of both sides. . Today we have, as a legacy from i that time, the one-party system in the ' South. We have the KH Kinx Klan -tncl . Bilboisrn and Talmadj-ieism. We have • the ^egregated, voteless, disci-iniinated- : against Negro. We have a government • preaching democracy and free clcs:- i tions to the world with one eye shut. • These things we linvc to our shame ; and sorrow. But the nation, North ami • South, is beginning to awake and . arovuse. The long battle by a nation'.. fewl for better treatment of the Negro •' is gaining volunteers and beginning' to ' sho\\> results. Responsible Soulhernnr.s, goveniOL'B and mayors, editors, tuncli- urs, btiKinexsnien, aro -making'a tlelci'- inlned'.effort to solvn tlic Soutli's jirob. loin. And 1 llit'rc is promise of success. Now ;tl |a.st tho Lliink'iig lliiil w.- call Kilhoi.sm and Kltmism is eomiti;; to look !iko the miticlmmisni thai it iri such lliirikiiig hopefully may soon Income the exception rather .Hum Pie rule i>i the places where it j'loiu'i.s'Hs. There i« a long way to yo to undo tho diimaKO of 80 ycnr.-i. The SoutVs political system must be changed from its present frustrated and imiwt.'ir, state-which offers smnll chance of lienllliy iiiflucncc »ml less chance of benefit nnd prot're.ss. 'education ;uid civil rights must be jiourished, j>vo- lectcd anil promoted. The American jieoplu cannot do all 1 these things overnight, any more limn they can erase Ihe work of the assassin's hullef and all the problems which it crejifcd. Hut they can return to Lincoln't spirit nnd his manifest intention, and to go forward with them. It IK'not too late to take uf) ant) finish this lonjc-negleclcd la.sk "with malic-.! toward none." Army Wins Again 'I'hc decision of Army's fabulous "touchdown twins," Glenn Davit* and Felix Blanchard, to .slay in the Army must have been .easy to make. By resigning from West Point 'and playing professional football, they probably could have made in two short .seasons an amount approacliing the moneUt-y total they would receive in their whnl'.> military careers if they stayed on until the retirement age. Public opinion might not have Ijircn too harsh with them if they had irono after the big^ money. Yet we imagine after the big" money. Yet we- imagine that they have earned more respect, by turning it down. We believe the Secretary of Wai- was right in refusing their original ro- Mitest for four-month furloughs to piny professionally. The Military Acadomy is not a publicly-supported training school for professional athletes. It might have become just that if Secretary Patterson had allowed a preceden; to bi; established. In abiding dieeiTully by tlie secretary's decision, Davis and BlancluuM have shown n mature wisdom which we think they will not'regret. SO THEY SAY !.=t us recall tlmt some of the problem:; before the Security Council now bem B .successfully dealt with by Ihe processes of discussion and Hirelings n few short years ago would havci broken out In actual \vur.-Miss Mnbc! Head, UN observer for United Couiu-il or church Women. The m-el-lnc All (!,»!'» 1 C II c It tk« farm, i> TtlK STOUY >TBrI;N ar« a fins of I'arfcer** fort <he'onr m\il $r,OO. Iwrnl^* hlmnrirror ifce wnj- fcc linn l«il*a Cn»j<Ic. Kryei! up, lie Iplls krr tknl I.'on h:,, n[( j -PIl( „,, j,, nn aiuir(ilien( Jn Xrw York. * * * • . , . . .XVH-, •'QH no. Not Leni. Leni ; wouldn't be like that!" The room swam. Hadn't she known what was happening when Leni wrote describing her apartment, and threw in casual*tncnlio'n of the mink coat, and the sports roadster? Leni wasn't making lhat much money singing in a night club. : -m sorry," - Parker said. "I didn't mean to. tell you. But you'd have fcnind out sooner or later. It's common gossip even here in Mortonvjlle." Cassie began to cry, and he looked remorseful. "You're right nbout my altitude, Cassie' I'll iry lo snap out. of it, and 111 find a way lo get us back where we belong again!" Cassie ined to smile, but she couldn't, thinking of Ion!. "If only we had a viiano in this consarned house, I C'.uld be satis- >,£ -P arker cri ^'l- Ho began to w^Uc -back and forUi in the rcsl- less way she had come to know so well Later, that night, lying awake on the cot ill the nursery, she thought of Leni. She thought O f Parker, loo Did he wish he hadn't married her, after all? Did he miss the .wmclhing she could have given.Mike but could not irive him? -..-•;".-,. ..•;'.. . b Mike!.. No yearning any more. Only . -heaviness.,- .She wouldn't jtart pjc.kiiig, over, the past. The TltTiira. ."..„». ii -41-' | rrft . •*•'"- thingl The imme- ... --- Ellen and Parker I her. Moonlight fell across the ^ m the comer by ihe window stirred and then was By Irene Lonnen Ernhart Copyright, 1»47, • NEA SERVICE. INC.'- again. awake ''- wallowing in a swirling ocean of vague rcgrels and recriminations? He was already eating breakfast when Cassie catnc downstairs Iho next morning. Papa was out pumping water to be hcalcu on the range for the baby's washing. Mama, still in her /adcd blue bathrobe, her hair in pigtails, stood warming herself by the range. She had fried cgqs and made coffee. "You're up early," Cassie said to her husband. She had a bundle of baby washing under one arm and tho empty bottle from the night feeding in her hand. "I'm going in lo town." "I'd have come down to eat with you, it I'd known you were "We're going to have to do something about this kitchen, Cassie " he s.Tid brusquely. His glance look in the sinkfnl of dirty dishes the washbasin half full of soapy water someone had nc-glccled to empty, ihe water-slained shelf where Mama kept n soap dish and comb and all Papa's shaving clutter. "We're going to have to do something about this whole blamed mess it we've got to live here for any length of time!" "As soon as I get around lo it—" Cassie began. He got up abruptly, come by and pecked her check and went down Ihe hall for his things. In a moment they heard the sound of the door closing, and then the car motor. » *- « ^ COUPLE of plumber's trucks drove up lhat afternoon-nnd almost before Cassie knew it there were plumbers all over the house measuring, estimating. And after awhile there was an elcclrician and his helper asking her where she intended to put the new range Mr. Hamilton had bought."Parker!" she met him at the front door. "Oh Parker—what In the.world did you make all those [ aged! Yon surely know lh~ ;'-,<• luiiKlrcd'll be gone in Mo time it we stnrl spending so much all at once!" Ho put down his hat, nnd for an instant his facu svns suit wilh annoyance. Then he grinned. "I've got a job!" .-."A job! Oh—darling—that's different!" she cried. He pul his arms about her waisl and danced her around, nnd Ibey laughed together. "It's nothing much," he s-aid ns they went toward Ihe kitchen "It's in the onicc at Cavendish Chemical. Houliue office job, doesn't pay much, bul if I work hard—who knows?" "Everything's going lo work out!" Cassie cried. "You'll see. I'm going lo make new slip covers for the living room furniture with those chintz drapes from Iho other house. This is really a nice bouse, and if we just get busy with paint and stuff—" "Let's have a cocklail!" He went to the cupboard and got do boltle. "We won't be living hero forever. As soon as I get on my feel again we'll move," he threw over his shoulder. . .- "* uiv * jwn mane <iii inose luuugm r arrangements to modernize Ihc ashamed. They sipped their drinks. "It isn't going to be any f lm -_ C v.< I x.iii. lD V ij HlVJUyi IJItC UlC I house ror? v/o could have man- I Yes, Whyi SHOULPTHERE NOT BE A PATIENT CONFIDENCE IN THE ULTIMATE JUSTICE OF THE PEOPLE? ANY BETTER OR EQUAL HOPE IM THE WORLD 7 WEDNESDAY, FRHIU'ARY ]2, in 17 •••••••••••••••••• .*,., : IN HOLLYWOOD •••••».. •••••«..».„..' JOHNSON T r.v HUSKING NI-'A Sfuff C'n KCLLYVVCOL), F/a. 12. (NITAI — Do y.iii kno* how a v&\ gets 'i S'.vcJish accent in Hollywood? The .studio hii'G'j the same voice teacher uho sho-.vs Ingrid Berp- rr.r-.n hov. NOT 10 ip:ak» with :i Swedish iiccenl. Which ghTs you a rough idea nt why Hollywood is such i> confusing pl!>.?<\ .Thci-c were emit bin Knis pca- I'oiks on l!ie walliiupcr in the reception hall. It wts u woiidor- ful jj^ikgrounti for Cuntiie. hut not lor me anil my three cliild- rcll." I.oretta has another movie coin- Ing up, "The Perfect Marriugiv It's about liitle things that married iwcplc fight over. One night Lorclia lor.k her husband to see it. The tonstnnt iiU'k- Lrjivua You:iu jii the lady who j c r\ns t,t LorcUp "tinti "her "film 'iiu'-- a;cj.L!i-es tnc Swedish accent, plus 'baiKl. David Nivcn font Tom blonde hair ihat'gues will- it, in her new movie. "The Farm * ' • : WASHINGTON COLUMN : nV i'KTEIl KDSON Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — .< NEA>—Lawyers who bundle tnbor dispute cases have been spending considerable time lately in tryinj; In figure nil the nnelcs on Senator Jce Hall's bill to amend the Wngncr net. Industrial relations experts aren't agreed on nil interpretiUiorts. Many or the provisions look simple, Mil ihi-lr combined effect would-be to write a new ;md complex labor code. Here are some of the major chun^es: The de.'initinn of an "employe" would be changed to exclude any ptrikiT who had been offered, his. old job and had not, taken it. 'Sue*h j strikers would become outlaws, j without organizing rights or union protection of nny kind. Tho apparent, result niiBht be lo permit nn employer to. try fci break a strike nt any time by nn offer- a! former jobs nt former pay. "Stifle:-i-isory employe" v,-nukl likewise be reclcflnccl, to include not only foremen but also plant K unrds, timekeepers, clerks, intellectual workers nnd professional employes. These men might join unions, but Dinploycrs would not have to recognize such unions. The Ball bill \vould break up tho Nnllona! Labor Kelntimis linird as now nrEaiilml. It would be Ir-tt only its semi-judicial jobs. Its in- vcitigators and prosecutor* \vonW bi- transferred to a new Labor Division in the Department of Justice, under a new Assistant Attorney General. Prosecution O f unfair labor practice cases would go to U. S. district attorneys, who are Presidential, iioliticnl appointees LAYS DOWN THE I,AW In setting up new procedure under which the Department of .Ins- lice would have to operate in plant elections to determine the bargaining ngent, Independent and company unions now barred from the ballots would be readmitted ror consideration. Craft unions wrmld cct preference through now authority to break up established industry barcaninp. Union coercion or employes—try- ing to force them by violence or prohibited. That mean that tlie M.-nn or tho proposed Labor ni- "sion in .im.licc would have to •nndie phvslcal violence ease., now |aken (o Ioc .al com-t.s by |«al po- t \voJild ll " i ° n ' S " >r " Sal l ° ' Mr l-' nhl jt'j-actico.Th^iii;; 1 ,.,^ 1 ;;;^^;:; I We m cases like thp 1915 s .~,| strike v.-liere Hie union Miu^k'al! s l«el tilants lint ,,.rM,i,i .._, ,__ . llooded wit), review petitions. Mo elections were decided for over a year. Then the Wagner act provided that there could be review only when there were charges Of un- labor practices; To upset this fair "lie might mean a return to nuni- eious injunctions and delays. Courts would also be permitted to set nside board findings now considered final. Conflicting court decisions might result.' The Wagner act declaration that it shall not be construed as inlcr- rtrlng with the right to strike would be changed considerably. The Ball bill would make, unlawful any organizing strikes seeking to force an employer t o bargain with an uncertified union, or any strikes which violate provisions ol the Wagner act as revised. Further, me mill-trust iavr would be made to apply to labor unions. And protection of the Nor- rh-LaGuardia anti-injunction act would be removed in these unlawful strike cases. Senator Ball says frankly Uie intent of this bill is to give cmplov- ers the right- to beat a strike ontg CUMOUS WOULD working under Carter Cavendish. He's Lon's cousin. I never did like him," The job lasted exactly two months. Parker cnme home Ihe middle of one morning and he was light. Cassie had just given Ellon her bath in ihe new bathroom off the nursery, and was pulling her to bed with her 10 o'clock bottle. "But Parker—what happened?" He shrugged. "He jumped down my throat nbout some insignificant mislakc I'd made. I couldn't have ever got any place there, anyway. Carler's a mealy-mouthed prig. Anyway I've got something a lot better lined up, in the personnel department at the Fair store. Sort of a job analysis proposition. You know," he waved his hand, "I'm not tied to a desk all day." "You couldn't get along with Carter Cavendish, and you can't stand to be tied to a desk." Cassie thought rebelliousiy, and then was LASJ.U CLOCK SOtSOFF (Tfioes CN DISAPPOINTED AT FIND/N& •^ ONLY WertOGiS WHEN SHE WISHED TO COOK A A\EAL, TURNED THE LOGS TO ,STONE / SUCH tS.ONE MODERN INDIAN LE6END EXPLAINING- TH& f/* Aryjzofia . THE ATOM BSUB EXPLOSION WAS SO RADIOACTIVE THAT IF PLACED a^j PHOTO&RAPHICPII.A\. NEXT: How many moons has Hie/ planel JIars? SIDE GLANCES by Galbralth I-' ! i"'-; «'ttl, present M HB , • (c ' co (To Be Continued). Lhat'gocs with — -._ _.'ie, "The Farmer's n.ui^htcr," -And the lady wJio Cave her the accinl is vocal coach Rinh R-b::rts, Vlio always sits i>n the s«t when. Ingrid is asling, coaling her on how lo avoid a Swedish accent. Loruua and hnscand Tom Lewis, radio hucksters, just bought Constance Bennett house, for- rly rented' by Clifton WeBa, who was evicted*' to :nuke room for Lr-jrelta, Tom. their 11-year- adopleil daughter and their te-'oy sons, Chris, IV. and Peter, lit months. "Clifton," L::relta .said. "Iried to Ik ii',- out at buying Ihc place pointinj! out ii lot of bad fea- -Uics. Lik'j ihe bathroom—where lias to son of lean lo see linsseif in the mirror while shav- IcaninK- me. But Tom didn't mind He whispered to LorelUi: "I'll lean. It ivon't bather "in not us old. ns Clifton " •'INUECENTI.1T" LAKGE It's a hig"p!ace. "We needed seven bcdvooms" I^retta said. But she wouldn't tell us' just low inany rooms ilicre- nie. "It's indecent.'' she siiid. Before moving in, Loretta spent nine months redecorating. "II was too much like Connie. hysterical Ju'ughtor. Finally he leaned over and wl- pered lo her: "LDrelta. you've o nclding out on me." "Why?" she whispered tack. '"Because," he said, "you're not only in this picture—you WROTE it." JOAN CiOES CiLAMOKOUS Comedienne Joan Davis gets the glamor treatment opposite Kddii; Cantor in "If You Knew Susie." K!£htcen changes of wiudrobe and no comedy falls.. .Orson Welles aiiu Hita. Hayworth have those passport •photos for their trip to Huioiii' next month. (Rita looks (jootl I-VJMI ill 'a passport iihcto.j Director Hoy Del Ruth has one of the best comedies of the new vear in "It Happened on 5lh Avenue." 11's a personal triumph for Vi.-lo.- Maciv. Jimmy S«vo. Ihe I'uinriUan v.-im rcccjitly had a le}: anipula'.cil. lias lost none ol liis spirit. In a letter to a ilollyiveoil pal, hi. ivrotc: "I'm spending all my t:i::r ivith the tquirrcls in Central I'.-.ik T-gettinff ineiv material for inv aut." The "The Unfaitliful," a won makes a pass .-.I Ann Shr-ridiin a!, a party, and she gives hitn ttic blush. Says the wolf: "Yes, I know you're a good girl, but yon riou't have to be a fanatic about it." Set Designer ; HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured theatrical designer ^- r.'yePiirl 13 Carno lii Mouthv/ard 16 Bcfiinncr 18 Plateau IS Bind . 20 Fov.-l ~ 1 forme]- 22 Consumed •M Italian town ' •i'l Rood 'JS Ha!f an cm . 3C That man i1 lie also in a recent production 3-s Is indolent 38 Household gcxl . 39 V.-'orthlcss -scrap 3 Killer (sulfi.v) •I Proposition ' 5 Wood strip O'Sliible 7 Love god 8 Area measure . 0 Duration lOExagfierate II Centaur" - !2Kosler.s HK.-iiit (pi.)' ITBiblicar- pronoun' 2S Observe 2G Conjunction 27 Greek letter 28 Color 31 Poplar 42 Seed coverini; 32 Picture-taking 43 Type measure apparatus 33 Staler 35 Lag 36 Mistakes 37St;>!ks •11 Small fish 44 Thus •!5 Kind of jacket 40 Facts !J1 Toward 53 Tellurium ( r.ymboi) -!« Tumult •!0 Type of bom I) SO Appelent S2 Marine ciii [ilvorcs S-l Tnterslice SS.Appronchcs VERTICAL 1 Ointment 2 Russian Qur_BoQrding House with MQJ. Hoopie WlTUTHlS G!DARAKiTiME O.\S, W)E v Ee AS IDLE 1M A NUDIST COLONV/ -^-YOUR CASE Of- A1EASLES PUTS US SACK A\IOMG TUB "•\OTH8ALLS ALOMG '.^an OLD PICTURES OF RELA-TK'es/ A! ?-«• .TME MA3OR W/XS. AFRAID YQD BLEW A FUSE BECAUSE OF V4l5 MOSSV GAGS, BUT YOU CAM'T DEKlY IT'S MEASLES -^ , YOU'RE AS SPOTTED AS TUE ,'GLAD YOU V DROPPED IM I '-•-^-1. VM.ANSTED ^ ASODT TriE TvMO cotMicTs \\mo WERE Die,APPoitiTec' ' MEASLES BECAUSE —]r rav/ uS»t ^> I^ILETMW 3ER MEASLY 1 Out Our Way By J. R. Williams IPT |r^. If she's going |ji'stay for dinner, get ovil the good silver— I don't want the whole town talking about our t^nt forks , and knives with broken handles!" •/i

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