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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 14, 1947
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EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS KLrTHEVTLLB: COUJtRR NEW? ' ,rtat 0019121 news 09 ,. A. W, HA1NB8, PubUlhM' ..,- <• . JAKES U VERHOEFF, Editor HUUAN. Adrextlrinp VUnaf«r • NaUonal Advertising Rcprcientativer • WIUow Co, New York, Chlea«o. De- 4»Bit. AU»nU, Mcmph*. ' ! Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday | iCntered »s second class matter ui uie Citkx at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- ' ]fRm October < 1917 Served by the United Press \ SUBSCRIPTION RATES V By errrler in the city or Blythevllle or any ^•UJUrban town where terrier service Is main- i, mined, 20c per week, or 95c per month , By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, M 00 per i'Sfeati (2.00 for six months, $1.00 lor three months; : by mail outside 60 mile zone, $10.00 per vear .advance. \ipebid-ihgi the Two-Term j: There was something sti'iingc in ;| the-:\ytiy that the House of Kepresen- :| t^ivfi x s, tleciciec] U)C t|HC.stipn of limiting : ^ a Presideiit's terms in ^office. The mal- v,ter;ab hand was not a partisan issue, ' 1 yet:ttje voting was strictly along- pai'ty •..',$ jiiies. ,0r', it \vas the familiar di- : f vision ot; Northern ami/Western Dcmo- fcra.ts against their Southern colleagues • Jitiid the 'Republicans. RepubHcan-Soiillici'ii Democrat was^pviinarjly an anti-Roosc- veit; bloc during the late President's administrations. Much the same fueling seems to have inspired the division of votes which approved the resolution calling for a two-term limit. This two-term limit lias to do with the future. Yet Mr. Roosevelt's name came up frequently during the debate. It \yas invoked by both sides. Tliosa opposing the limitation said that the people had decided the issue by electing Mr. Roosevelt four limes. Those ^favoring it said that Mr. Roosevelt had broken ah unwritten law by running a third time, and that this shattered precedent should be restored and bolstered by Constitutional amendment. However, the legislators were also -•able'to discuss the question in a more constructive and realistic manner.- And both sides put forward some telling arguments. The pros held that unlimited tenure of otficc invites an over-concentration of; power, sets up an irresponsible bu- • rcaujcracy, and stifles the normal growth- of presidential timber within the party in control. The antis said that a two-term .limit would be imposing this generation's will upon future generations w^ho might find it necessary, in an emergency, to continue a President m office beyond two terms. They held that it was more democratic to allow the' voters to choose whom they pleased for President. ; There are certainly dangers and advantages in both views. U is not hard to imagine a time of national crisis, such as war, arising neat the end of a President's second term in which the people would prefer to keep the man at the helm. Hut a ]K)wer-]nrngry man in the White House might manufacture issues and emergencies designed to keep himself in office. And since a presidential nomination is not often n direct expression of popular will, a strong man backed by a strong machine might continue in office indefinitely. The (jiic.stion is not one of electing another Kranklin 0. Roosevelt to the presidency—(.hough one might t'hiiik so ' from Uie looks of the House vole. The question is one of trying to foresee the most dangerous eventualities under both the present and (he proposed systems. U is doubtful that the people made the final decision when they elected Mr. Roosevelt four times. The essential issue w::s not a tradition and a precedent. The essential issue was Franklin D. Roosevelt and Hie complex circumstances of the particular time. We should like to see th<> Senate puss this rcKolulion and let the people act upnn it in the form of a Constitutional amendment, through their state legislatures. Then the question of a two-term limit could be decided democratically on its own merits, free from the emotional distractions of personalities and political campaigns. Titled Cargo flic old order in lOrijrlund took a pretty severe jolt when Hritish voters elected a Socialist government. But we took a hit of a jolt ourselves when \ve read that Queen Rlinabetli's sister, the Countess of Granvillc, and her husband, Karl ol" Grunville and Governor of Noi'thern Ireland, .had arrived in New York—aboard a British freighter! As (he smart hoys would put it: How democratic can you jret '! Just Like That ^'o should tika to offer the Republican fiscal experts - in Congress a simple solution to Iheir problem of how much to cut personal income taxes, and whore. Just cut 'em right across the board, nt J.81A pur cent. That's the magic figure which, inlerms of cents, solved practically all the labor-management arguments over wage increases last year. Who knows, it might work again. FEBRUARY 14, 10-17 SO THEY SAY Unless we change, It (next war) will be us soon as we uet another crop of men ready.— Jerinnelte Rnnkin, former Rcpublicnn' Representative Jrom MoiHana. The John r. learned their Sin. Joseph H. Lewises in the labor movement lesson well—from employers.— Brill (R) of Minnesota. By Irehe Lonnen Ernhart .TilK i:--.v. 1'iirlcri ii, imlinp|iyln"l«lil"niw jo.' uuu nuffftcKtr. (b ( .y ninUv Ihfi •l.-.i-i.. |.ijj- ,, n . Pjirkrr (nkc* nttronl. "»_?''. "O"'^ IhliiV much <',f me «I|U- <•::.-.rjjcii. "T..n' biiil "you 'didn't K a .-..-.c.-.* 1 1:1.1; n.nrry •.Illkc Cnrsrill, the ..'.-->• tuh;t.r, 1iiri*rd out!"*- ' XIX _ iij SHOULDN'T have told Parker " he wac childish!" Cassie r.iougiu dreadfully. W;-,ar tortured thoughts .crept v'.-.i-ojgli his mind these days? jtfis ivatia .had "beer, trampled in the;. rcopic laughed at him for V.jj cr.ormouL failure, .the way he '.'..-.(i iut tfiiough his inheritai: ;e. V:;.die he expect of her? .*-•.* ii^io accepted their lowered -'U-.;:c.i. in lilL, if one wanted to ci,l' i; tnat. Certainly that was r;-.- v.ay Parker thought of it. It i'.^u; 1 . iroabied her so deeply be- -c.- •_ siir had knoxyn the grubby, .-..V,;.i,;ir,e, hopeless poverty of ••C'i::;oi- sutet. .<.. • l:u Lo Parker.-v^ho had lived all •.-.:^ ilic 01. the hill, who had never !••.-.-Y.V \\vas to regard i.iVIi • witi. wholesome respect for cv.-.cuy wr.av it .would buy in the •:::.;.• oi" food and-" clothing anc :;-.cuoi-; the world.hod apart . C.-.fsIe began lo cry. The tears c;..-.-.c ii-. a rJiV.Nol that crying ::-.uM iieip.. It .Was just that the . : usury, of feeling sorry for one's . nif could be int'jlged here for a >:\v moments,no one to sec j; And i£ he Could only know hov .'-•'. U Hid hurt^to hear him soy wha | '">.•: about Mike! It was jui; ;lK:.vgi: he could see into the siivri ivitlc ciicie ot^her heart whsr ,*;*-ii:: dwelt, surroundea by a tin; IwSr,-:;.-. his face grown dim and vin i-^rcr.'i . and blurred, <-,nd only in j:i,vrWtv<'.;; left, ringing tnd desolate ^i'^;-/;,-..;, . ' ; * t ••* j|y •/-;; ip'.;/ Sid first came hom<? h % ; ?V:-'- -^ r »iricd greatly changed. His ^;;"ryMl>i<'s«, tnc way he carried htm- | ; !j;r/>.( almost appalling in a 12••*-•"'•'••*• ".-bid 1 uiitll they got us«d to it. with he the be- ad been shed, along rass-butloned unifonv ame more like himself. The first night Sid was home it aincd, and lie and Papa with a ashlight were out hunting night rawlcrs to go fishing with the ext day. Parker followed them round, pipe in hand, amused at >rst at their excitement. But after while he cam-; in and found his wn flashlight and joined in. Cassie stood on the porch for a vhilc, watching the lights move "erily about Uie yard. The air was oft and sweet against her face, ironies blinked, and the moon i'as a pale silver sciinita.1 1 in the western sky. She remembered sud- Icnly the evenings on the terrace t the hil! house, before Ellen ame. Hosv close she and Parker ad been then. If only he wouldn't draw away n that silent way now, dividing limsclf from oneness with her. He used to talk so enthusiastically, oiling her all his plans for the machine works, but of his job now at the Fair he liad nothing to say And they bickered over such small things. With Sid home things were little different. There couldn't be any stiffness or silence, tiut ever then Parker phoned often that he was having dinner in town anc working late at the office. And when he did come home then Were evenings when he'd pac<_ around restlessly for a while ant then make some excuse about go ing to town after cigarcta, or fo something else. And then one afternoon he ap pearcd, fu» of exuberance am several .cocktails, to announce, with a sheepish look in Carsic' direction., he'd quit his job. A small windfall had cr-me ihcir way. He'd been able tc d'.opaso ot sonic .of the expensive machinery that had been loft at the machine works, "Two thousand dollars worth!" Ihows anc'. picked Ellen up and alked foolishly to her about how hey were goiiig to get somewhere et. "I hope you don't mind," he (old Cassie, "that I bought my piano inck. The draymen will be out vith it tomorrow. We'll put it in hat corner by (he windows!" No word about what he intended loing about another job. No explanation as to what had happened t the Fair, and no apologies. Check! IN HOLLYWOOD TV liltEKlNE JOHNSON NKA Stuff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA)—Yes- terday lie was a Ims-bcen who couldn't gel n job or even an offer to do a benefit performance. Today lie is America's new sing- IIIE sensation with records outselling Bint- Crosby's mid Frank Sinatra's, eight sponsors after him for a fall radio show, Broadway find Hollywood again clamoring for his services. That's the sequel to "The Jolson Story." It's nil unparalleled show-business phenomenon. . The world's greatest ex-entertainer — Al Jolson, balding, gray about Uie temples and somewhere between 62 and 40 years old Uic keeps telling me he's 58), makes a comeback in the young form of Larry ParksLarry Parks. Only a hrilling voice actually makes a oinrfcaclc. Hut that voice takes a lan out or oblivion. And 80 per cut of the people don't even know vliat the man looks like today. Grins Al Jolson • "it's good to .now that the bobby-soxers think I iavo a '' voice, too." Oblivion wasn't built for Al Jol T on. He's a millionaire. But after 910. when he.iiindc his last movie, Suiince River," he was an uii- Kippy millionaire. Retirement, was- I'l bull: for Al Jolson. He wanted o sing again, lie wanted to "see heir faces." He wanted to hear ippiausc. But no one wanted him. Radio, Hollywood, Broadway snid le was washed up. MAN MEETS GIKI, The war eame an<| Jolson wen', overseas. He was singing again. He vu.s happy. During a USD tour he net a girl working as a Uiobratory WASHINGTON COLUMN BY I'ETEIl NKA Washington KI)SON Correspondent his seiise of importance t He danced Cassie around by her [TUT for a while after that it was like the time on the 'liil. 'arker was home almost all OL .lie me. Jlc and Sid and Cassie and >apa went fishing in the river and swimming. They had glorious fun. And evenings Parker would sit at he piano and play. Mama took care of the* baby a good part of the time. Ellen was growing like n weed. And Parker seemed to take more interest in his laughter now that he could walch icr taking her uath, holding her warm and moist and curly-headed, wrapped in a towel, while Mama minted talcum and fresh diapers. He carried Ellen outside ."or her sunning, and fed her the afternoon bottle, and even Put her to ueU ] for her nap sometimes. "This old f.qrm isn't such a bad place to be, after all, in the snm- mertime, Cassis," he told her. 'I think it's wonderful!" Cassie answered. It was wonderful, too. tjiat Parker was almost his olti self again. Yet she couldn't help i wondering how long the windfall would last—and how things would be when it was gone. "I mustn't think about the future," Cassie told herself. " Every - tliinpr is wonderful now, and there's no use borrowing trouble." Quite unexpectedly in July 1K- t!o Ellen one day began to irei and tnat evening her temperature rose suddenly. Cassie was frisVul- cnod. If anything should happen lo Kllon— Mama pooh.-poohcd the idea .that the baby was really SLCI; 'Tiioy.aH have these upsets v. ihe summer. Mine always did. H j j the heat. There's no need io | bother a doctor. She'll be all vig'nl i by morning!" WASHINGTON — <NEA>— The Veterans' Emergency Housing pro- B m m is dead, though not yet buried. AH the recent premium payment and guaranteed market plans which Housing Expediter Prank R-. Crecdon has directed the necon- stiuetion Finance corporation to execute arc deals which were in- ilinted by Wilson Wyutt before he left office. No new projects arc in the works. Popularity of former RFC Chairman Jesse Joucs must bo deserved. At least three Congressional Corn- x mittees want to investigate him/ They are Sen. O'A'eu Brewst«r's War Investigating Committee, Congressman Jerae Wolcolt's Banking and Currency committee, a"d Congressman C I a r e Hoffman's Committee on Executive Expenditures. Senator Tobey's Banking :mri Currency Committee and Senator Aiken's Expenditures Committee may also yet in on the picture. First hearing may get going late tu February. Stale Department will soon issue a new Directory Q r International Organizations, idea for the book came from Sol Bloom of New York, former chairman of |he House Foreign Affairs committee. Bloom complained Stale Department people were always coming up on the Hill asking for authority l o -cnrry on some international program he lind forgotten all about, dot to be so many of them congressmen couldn't, keep track. Directory is the answer. rnoGnnssivu NEW KNGLANDUKS One of the strangest aspects of the Republican Senate is that a majority o f K S delegation from rockribbed, rockboimd and reactionary New Eneland i s now one of the most progressive blocs from any section. There are only four real conservatives—Brcwstcr and White of Maine, Bridges of New Hampshire and Democrat Green of Rhode Island. Opposed to 11 -m arc eight progressives and liberals. They arc Republicans Touey of New Hampshire, Aiken and Flnn- deis of Vermont. Saltonslall and l-ouge of Massachusetts, Baldwin of Connecticut and Democrats Mc| Mnhon of Connecticut mid Mc' Orath of Rhode Island. or New York, as gas consumption ulone would be 33 thousand gallons per plane. At the government's tnx-frce cost of l(i cents a gallon. 9rii;inal gas cos; would tie over 45000. For in planes. $50,000. That doesn't include pay of the 10-man crews, servicing, depreciation, ex- tras. Minimum cost might be quarter of a millioii dollars, but a lot of those expenses would be incurred anyway, even if planes merely .sat on the ground at home. Congressman Joseph R. Bryson of South Carolina who says he is opposed to ii'LoxlcaiitiK beverages, "externally, internally and eternally." calls Washington "the wettest political subdivision in the world.',' IS LOSlMfr WEISHf ,ATTH$STASSE:!<lN& : OF • •f; 2O Q, OOO r0Afj~ aurircAN DOTHK /AND STILLLASf FiVE A/VO A PL'TTlUa U'A]"E£ ON YOUR. HA'SAWW ERT ALEXANDER POSSESS FRO.U 7V/O &VES, jurrr S/VRELY TELL NKXT: \Vh:it nukos Inishl cnlurs in (ho Grand Canyon? SIDE GLANCES by Galbralth Political rcouts returned to Washington from New England rc- pott a sunirislng interest in Gov. Hnrold E- Stnssen of Minnesota. H'xplnnatlon given is that New England vvns nlway K great Wllkie country. Ne.v Eiiglnnclcrs hope Slnsscn will pick up where Wlllkic left off. American Association nf Colleges —inncle up of endowed ami privately supported schools not financed by state funds-is worried about congressional plans to aive federal siiil to education. What Ihesi' Fehools fear i s (hat federally financed scholnrship.s «il! Rive pref- rrcncn to stiitc-snpuorlcd institutions. During (he war, however, all these privaie Institutions were Inrccly kept going by federal scholarships tor Army and Nnvy trainees. Courses were rigidly prescrlb- "•' -"1-J insrrclod. private colleges didn't mind it then l.S THIS THII' NKCKSSAIiV? i Army Air Forces proposed around-thc-world flight of H-29 fccmbrrs is still grounded by lack of cnlhiuiasm. Air Forces planners J-.iv nrboriy has yet ficnred on the route, how many planes miglr I or wha: it would cost. tinder avenge conditions, figuring a flight of 20 thousand miles with stops in U. s.-serviced bases I" Germany, Saudi Arabia, :--"- go. uiny; ., , • • —«•"•• "iQum, innja, (To Be Continued* . ' 11C Philippines. Guam, Hawaii, San Mnnclsco and back to Waiiiin«i/.n rt bnck to Washington "How can I bo sure I like it till I've had a chance to gat it wrinkled ?.nd dirtv?" •••••••••••••*••••••••••• I technician In a Navy base at Little Hock, Ark. Her name was Erlo Gnibraitli. They were married March 2-1, 10-15, at Quartsite, Am. She «as his fourth wife. .She 'was only 18. "Bui," says one of his friends, "She's the greatest Uiin^ that happened to Al ouisidc of "The .Jolson Story.'" The war ended and Al's GI ntt- diiriice walked out on him. He was unlinpjjy again. He has a big house in lleverly Hills, another at Palm Springs. Calif. He's part owner of the Lord Tiirlcton Hotel at Miami Beach.. ll)it.he never WHS a Buy to .stay put on one place very long. He has itchy feet. They itched plenty .between IU40 and ihe start of filming ot "The Jolson Story." He made three to four trips ;i year between Hollywood, Florida nnd New York, usually driving his own car. No special reason. Jus? a chance lo 'oe on the go, to sec old faces, to see old haunts. Just a guy chasing something, he didn't know exactly what. But his friends knew what it was—an audience. Thru Harry Culni KHik :i gamble tiTi mtivie culumnist Sidney .Sltnljky's idea thai the life story of Al Jolson, with Al silij;- iilfT iill his own hits, wniilil lie hex-office. Every slticlio iji town hail turned it down, usually lor the same reasim: "Nobutly cures aloul .lolsnn anymore." "Al sings today as uood as he ever did," Sidney told Colin, "and we'll get a young guy to play him." Larry Parks was their boy. The magic combination of Al's voice nnd Larry's inspirational performance clicked. The picture "is cracking box-ofticc records everywhere. Al Jolson is back in the Ing time. On Commission MOKl/.O.VTAI. i;»|J,.bs 1,7 ricturecl member of :it<imicenerKy 13 Rubber M Wnkcn 15 Girl io Wlng-Hlinp. in Consumed -•! Cnrnt>;iny (ab.) i! Fabrii-s VKKTICAI. 1 KnslL-:i au^iin ii i.ow"" ! Worm f) Ancnt Ii Pipe briid 7 Unadorned " Area me;isui-e !) Milk pr!«lucL-r in Tints 11 Hebrew nsc-efu' 12 Snaked :• — >-'-;•"!-- — «.—-^ *^ I— • I C.'/-\ 'ifefa-^Fi!iS:IK^ MAI i IN err icTiSEts 2BTy|n: measure !? ^""le of stale 2RCnni|)ass [luinl IK To fprulix) 29 Irregu '''•'- Vend ^."i Trees :!7 .Mnri).-c H) Boat padrllc 3i Greek inter '•'5 C'ojntr.nn people instrument 3D Make Po.^ftjnncs •llf ArtiHeial •n Kdwnrti fn!>. "HI Cirajje refill. 53 A.-ic 1 " «") Diminutive Still IN 57 Clu' suflix SI Spider's homo Ti^ Mcnt.illy sound r>l Sofl drink 55 Russian mountain 5(i Knsnari; SSI'orlnin Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople ALOMG WIT^oaT GW/V-\)lfOS tue BOhse HASJDL&S OPF THE CAR\J[MG SET DO YOU HEAR , ^, _ ', '-^'UM ^ IF X FE16N) SLUMBER, SHE > A\KV BECOME f DISCOURAGED \ AND GO A\MAV.' trie WAY FEUIT .T. LOOKS GOOD 'Si Out Our Way 1 MO, \X>! DOM'T \ DO THXT.' DO:oT \ By J. R. Williams wrinkled and dirty? MAKE ME LOOK I REED1CULOUS / IM FROMT OF / I TH' HULL r- V SHOP.' / JUST SLIDE ' MV KMIFE DOVVM THERE \\ AM' HE'D CC-MG 1 , OUT UKO. A PIMCHEP LOOK ECEDICI.)) OU5..'" 1 WHY. HE COUV^DM'T •XMV MORE RSEDICULOUS "THAh C/xlJCHT IM A MACHIMP WITH ALL TH' ,'.'iODF-RM C-AFtTV DEVICES OSJ IT.' MODESTV

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