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'•L1THKV1LLB OOUBtBB NEWS : IRE OOUBZ2X MKWB OO. " B W. HAINES, Publisher |> •;•' iAMiS L. VERHOEPF, Editor !•' •<:< MCL D. HUMAN. AdrertblQf -'f^te National AeJ»ertlslng Representative*: j** Witraer Co, New York, Chicago, De- 1 AU«nta, Metnphte. Published E\rry Afternoon Except Sunday ., Altered &s second class matter at the post- ciilct at BlyUievllle, Arkansas, under act of Cou- October 9. 1917. Served by the 0 tilted Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES < By critter in the city ot BlythevlUe or any «uimrb»n town where carrlct service Is main- 'ttdned, 20c per week, or We per month. "*MBj>-nuUl, wllhln a radius of 40 miles, |4.00 per * ji»»r,'$2 00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; ty mail outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year ) payable In advance. 0weets to the Sweet The estimated Cubrm augur crop foi' -1947-48 i.s 5,500,000 tons. This is ajl mcmi!>e of .some 1,500,000 tons over' yilt'jSear. A House food investigation lllj|i>dj|nmittee "insists" that the United ijfwt.es take this .entire 1 increase for it• stlf.'*that would give us ^300,000 ton^ and; leave 2,200,000 for tlio other 2(5 nations in the international sugar pool for whom we buy in Cuba. 'This would add 15 pounds to our per capita domestic quota, bringing it up to 40 pounds. Industrial users would get a 33 1-3 per cent lioost in their allocations'. And what about the rest of the world? , Rep,, August Andresen of Minnesota, the subcommittee chairman, snys that this windfall of sugnr to the United States would be offset by an estimated ^increase of 1,183,000 tons in European production'. But he admits that European consumption would still be below ours. That is undoubtedly true. Europeans will "enjoy an estimated increase of a little over a million tons, as against the 1,500,000- which we plan to take for ourselves from Cuba. r Let's see how the various countries 'fared for sugar last year. The round per capita figures for both home and industrial use show that the United States hud 74 pounds; Canada and the United Kingdom, 81 pounds; France, 38;; Norway and Belgium, <!4; the Netherlands, 51; .Switzerland, 41; .Finland; 20; Spain 10: and Germany, 12. Albania, Austria, Greece, Italy and . Yugoslavia, lumped together under UNRRA, average out 10 pounds apiece. fT . So the United States, besides eating • better than any of the countries listed, had'more sugar than most'of them. Only Britain had a larger consumption than we, but the rest of hVdiet was of wartime austerity., We don't know how many Americans will agree with the sugar refiner who told the subcommittee that this country has been "a mighty K oort neighbor" and that "we should look to ourselves now." But the whole busi- BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) CQUBBEH. NEWS ness seems a little cold-blooded to us, if not downright greedy. Nowhere in nil the debate on the subject could we find any indications of reluclance or compassion., Nobody said any tiling about millions of sugar- hungry—and blameless—youngsters in Europe. Hathcr more typical were these remarks, made on the floor of the House by Rep. John Jennings of Tennessee. "Who i.s it that will comply with the demand of this international setup that we should take sugar from our people and send it to countries that have not beer, any too friendly to us within recent monthsV" We keep remembering the glowing words about gallant France, gallant Belgium, gallant Norway, that have resounded through the halls of Congress. Wo keep recalling the expressions of pity and admiration that their citizens evoked from • our congressmen, But that was back in the days when tho.se gnlliint people were fighting for their existence, not threatening to rob us of itn extra spoon of sugar for our coffee. Mr,McKellar's Private Feud Chairman David Lilicnlhal, of the Atomic Hnorgy Commission managed to salvage one thing (r^ri Sen. Kenneth McKellar's insinuafing inquiry into his fitness to hold the post. That was the opportunity, in reply to an accusation of communism, to affirm his belief in democracy. It was an eloquent, masterful credo which deserves to be read by every like-thinking American. Mr. IJIieuthal's statement increased the stature of the former'TV A head who, in the opinion of almost everyone except Senator McKellar, has been an able and honest public servant. It is no secret that the senator's feud with Mr. Lilienthal dates back to Mr. McKellar's loss of TV A patronage. This is a political pique, and offers no excuse i'or some of thn senator's ridiculous ami insulting charges. He was .simply being silly when he chided Mr. Lilienthal for learning about atomic, fission only after Hiroshima, whereas Alexander the Great had his scientists working on atom- Kmashinjj 2300 years ago. But it was hitting below the belt when, after gaining the information that Mr. I,ilien- thal's aged parents were born in Czechoslovakia, Mr. McKellar said, "As a matter of fact, Czechoslovakia is now dominated by Russia, isn't it?" Senator McKellar not only made himself ridiculous, but also wasted time and public money with his private quarrel. We I rust he will now let the matter drop. By Irene Lonnen Ernhart TME STtHiVi Ellen ulri.. While '• lo*Tis_onr day. CnxMc ni-cldcru- nlly Btf^t^. Mr. Unimmanil. Her old cniployer. H<- olTcrj, kcr her Job t \lheu Nhe tcll« him. lie n« htnril from l.pnl, that «en \prj- Kkk nnd xvautN r.i •»..., XXI 'MAMA —I've got wonderful ••• news!" Cassie tried to sound lappy, eager, as she should feel wcause Leni was coming home. 1 "News?" Mama said. "Leni's coming home, Mama. ^eni's coming back!" "Leni.'" r Mama's face lit up, and heft the faded eyes brimmed. Cassie gave Mama a quick hug and flew out. "I must find Sid and Papa." " Sid came running, at her call His basket was full of onions and carrotv and fresh crisp lettuce from.Papa's garden. d'3 coming home from and cxcilomptu of Uic day. le'd almost .'oration Mint she'd romised Mr. Dninimoni'. lo come ack to \voi-k. J-.i«l ;.c\v :,«•.• mind •as filled vit!-. I-cni'i rcl'.i::i. She lought of. L-L-nl iVc \vr.v sht \\--i"'\ i be. , Leni, wilh flowers In r.T v'l-M nir, the way r.or iuU io-.vr-:- •*;•> sed to stick out. %vhc.-, ,-i. x " ., V ",' K eing stubborn H'.-PM!. ran:"(h:W he sultry look ihnt us™", to ,-?rr:e nlo her eyes when rhcs ciirtn't ?•'•; er own way. The nisi:! she'd "Leni' Oh gosh! When? How long will she stay? Is it for good?" Cassie lowered her voice. "She's ill, Sid, and she'll probably slay a long time We'll have to take good care of her." "It'll be just like it used to be won't it, Cassie?" Sid's darl- lzn glowed with : excitement as hi went tearing into the house. night Parker mentioned her jol again Cassie hart moved thei twin beils in front of the soulh wmdo-%: ot their bedroom. Moon light ijt the room. The curtain were pulled back so that,the fain cool breeze, of the evening coul 1 twe«p out ihe heat of the day. |Bfc"l'm sorry that I was so—ugl | Jf" 14 * * nl s ; afternoon, about you 'kins your job : .bank," Parke 1 "I don't know why I las •I you that way. You won "• to keep the job long. I'm * to find something rnyiel h« next job I get, I'm g- "It's all right, Parker." She was . eepy with cviui-.isiion the her in an armchair beforo C:o I'n-epluctt in the living room, with Parker drumming out her favorite songs^ OH the piano. Leni had been ill not only In body, but her heart had been crushed too. Good food, rest and mciticinn were healing her bodv, :md Parker— C;issio rcali/cd wiili a start—Parker was hcalini; Loai's mind. . nf their Kiiyi:ly . r>s they li,i$i:c<l ;>i cuch iny :itA(i j:i>^^inr; *.ho:!o u porii^ulsrly cicvc w.if i-j or K C"lc;iy mo I 1 . ',vns r-.s Ihcwg'r. 1' :n LCP.'L ;ho i".-nip-i! "o:)i hi-, tiicsn, j rii<:!: .'' Ic I W!1S -"•'-•• • • : ' !u - °"'- /-jalcus n u o[ ' !o!:siiip hu ifo. Cassio exactly. It . o£ a huvt scn^i o£ bci:!3 . se early eloped with Lo- Ccvcndish ' Q T ' rour5C ' sic ' " —that scanty pink tathi:v he'd bought, and Mama oX' -AS with her about i;. Lc:.f'«!'- ng, "I never have ar.y!:ili!'» "ice! But I will. Wait and rce. Just vait and see if I don't have «i-*t verylhing I want some <Zay.' A ur coat, and nylon stockir.i;i and retty dresses, and good shoes p-iii decent place to live. A:-, nnrt- menl! Yes—I'll have an ;,oan. ment of my own with pretty I-.rr.rw nd nice rugs!" * • * EOT came home Ihe following Monday. Cassio was horriPeJ, lut she tried not to show her cir.n- lons as she, together with Parkr- helped Leui from the train t" '.he car. - : Lem's face, paper white, had I somehow a withered look Her hands, once so beautiful, lay like LL m ?^ d!e ° f »>oncs hune lo- - thin P ari =»ment skin. r i en sn. Her hair, unkempt and lifeless no t » n un «y not. Her eyes were very big— and no longer bright but dull with hopelessness and sudering Mama wept when she saw her, and Cassie thought. v»jlh a terrible Plunging of her heart, that Lent was going to die. But it wasn't long at all until roltirn to t!if- military academy. Irr.i.ead. ! •,»-M:t to the country schccl a vj miles down the road. The i:j''it yellow school bus stopped every morning at the front gale Ij pic'.c him up. October came, a sunny glorious October, with the Irces at Iho farm n :iot cf color, and Hie sky a gay brilliant blue, the'air tangy and cxl-.iiai&ting. Cassie didnH have much lime Jo enjoy it though, wording in town every day. Parfccr brought Leni a kitten from 0- pet shop in town, coal black with lone silky fur and blue cyc.i. "The bluo eyes were so much like >ourr=, v.*as one reason I i bo\ii!hi it, I Mi'iik," he said, laugh- Ixni smiled. "You shouldn't be al'vays bringing me presents, Parker!" she exclaimed. "Why not—if they make you happy?" Parker replied. ,He tied t. pjcce of paper to n string and began playing with the kitten. And Cassie got up and left the room suddenly. She was remem- u V day 6W o "« . Cassie would come from work evenings to find . - berinc when Parker used to bring her presents — the siiiy expensive baubles — bracelets, brooches, and flowers. It had been a long, long lime since he had taken the trouble to try lo please her. he couldn't ba jealous ot poor Leni! The Execution Was a Failure MONDAY, FEBRUA11Y 17, 1947 •••••••••••••••••»••*•••••••*.•.,,.,......,....., : IN HOLLYWOOD : •••••*••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• BY ERSKINE JOHNSON . YOU NASTY VAN' fiKA Staff Correspondent Ah y<nah| Ah< fanmanln . HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)-A spell of warm somnolent weather 1 left Hollywoodites has so lazy they won't even open Hie door for Rlcli- Letter lo the "Jale Van John- sou from a high school girl In Bew Bedford, Mass. - -- - - , "To the late Van Johnson. I wish ard. One of Cecil B. DeMille's as- to Inform you that as of today the sistnnts even eot fired. The great g | r | s of New Bedford hloii school C*. Tl nnc>r\aA \ilr* >« ^... 1 1- __j 41,« . .. _ _ _, . . ° * •"-••" .* ............. •••••• i WASHINGTON .......... . ....... COLUMN 11V PETEtt EI>SON NI-I/V \Vaghinnton Corrcspondenl WASHINGTON, Feb. J5. (NBA)- Anlic.s ol Hie Republican elephuiiL In the halls of Congress so far this j-Ciir reveal it is still a «um- bursomc nntinul, full of Ihe .same old li-i^ks. In KOme respects Ihis ponderous . >:hyiienn is ekin to Uiat strange prehistoric bird which used to fly backward to see where it line! been. Thty say an clcphanl never lor- jels. But the O. O. F. clenhaut bea!..s even this. It lias eyes on its rump, and ihe eyes look con-. stanUy on the past. Consider n fcv; recent cxnnip.es: The Reiiu'nlicnn House passed a II limiting tlie President to two Icnns before il took np the propu- stl 10 innkc the speaker o! the House -se:ond In line lo -succeed to the Presidency, after tlie elected vice president. In puUine on the two-term limit .nc Republicans were of course gcltinx even wilh Roosevelt, who was elected to four terms. It \viJl :e 10 years before the third-term ssuc can :;guin come to the fore. It nmy never again lju an issue. But the Republican elephant, unable In forget the past, makes this old grudge Ilgnt its first order ol business. The immediate und fav nore pressing prcblem of J>:-CKI- icntinl succession is by-passed. Instead o' sticking to the Con- ]TesslQiial Reorganization Act passed by the last Congress ,tlie Senate Republican majority upsets it Instead of sticking to the simpli-, Tied committee structure created by] .his far-r.ishtc<l .streamlining Dili.! the REpi.'Jlicanr, create two special | committees to investigate the war 'effort and sludv the problems ol small business. Both jr.bs could have been handled by standing committees of tht new Congress. But the Repu'Jliciiiis were unwillin,. lo break with the past TURN BACKWARD TURN BACKWAR1I If there must b-- special committee effort, why cauld it not h- spent on pnMciiw r.f ilu- /utirc?. Why should not this effort be pnt! on the problem of reorganizing the anned services to deal wli'i! future emergencies? The Inst wits over. Yet when the r.c w Commute" to investigate the War Effort is organized, its new chairman. R 0 - miolicnn gen. Cwen Brewster ot Maine, announces his program win |» to invesilrmtc jnsi scandals it s a Hue of policy that seems mo o "itercslcd m S | IO a.i,, R wlmt a „ , record the Demoorak matio tnaui in showing whnt a [food reco"d tiv Rerubiicnns can make. In their approach to !hc ;--boi pixblem. the Republicans seen, si ml ilarly inolivMtcc!. ^to.il, of the inixji rcfc:-m bills thus fur inirevi! j in hnnd with the Republicans on many of these backward-looking programs arc" a mnr.b:i- of still more backward-looking riders of tin- ojsliiiate, Dcmccratic donkev. Ever, thing goes doiibie for theni." Contrariwise. lor the liaudful ol nepnblic;.ns who have bucked the rear-viewing parly leadership, there Ihoulrt be double commendation The healthiest thing that could happen In .Washington loday would u= a souna. progressive Republican uprising—freed of all NC-.V Dea c-i-Rckpot visions—bill with its eye fixed squarely on the future anc not on the past Lake Superior was so nrimed.bs- •ause it is Uic upper one of the CAN AVERASE 3O Mff£S A FOR AN ENHRE YOU CAN BE THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE AND STILL SE A HEEL," OSCAR w. sRtees, ALL U SEE/A FAR. REMOVED PROM THE ANIMAL LIFE IN OUR OCEANS UNDERSEA, CREATURES DEPEND ON THEM --FOR WITHOUT -'-f£f!'~ 1-17 NEXT: A sheep thai slorcs up fal in ils tall. r i M , .ri- , V; ° rl(l llcvcr l •^.chv.nrd. nnu ifs a f ; ,i r KOI won't shift Into reverse no.v To bring down Uie high co* rm,', V K B .- ° P rcs( -' u congressional cowr.b'.ition thus far is an ilu -;;nation to allow rents to no nn hiM " ! urihcr contribution' to higher price.-;, the Republican a u-- proach lo the tariff prcblei,, •oco,i strictly out of the ora of 1 tordncy antl McCumbcr TJic fa"t i that high tariff walls helped brinVl on the last, world-wide dcprcs:iloii ' ^^- ,»Lf»^i. /i ajjccii \ii.ii MUH;^ up mi in lls tall. SIDE GLANCES ~ ^GajbgnJ (To Be ConKntted) EVES TO Till; FUTUKK : Repiililicans oppose the forth- ^ coming imcrnatioiml Trarto Or gl >, - j i"c"ihV ncc "TK' rllcy do not « al -i t'Ad f ," U1St b ° CX 1»»^»E «orlrt t.ndc if mere is to be continuing U. S. protpt-nty. T I, C facl u ^ i ton . must ^ b 'p" lisa » nucr ":.; tional economic policy as well asi ! "Now that I've graduated from my night school home . management course, I'll expect a salary!" C. B. opened his mouth and the lazy fellow for.joi, io throw i» a cough drop. Barry Fitzgerald fell off his motorcycle. Not unusual except that tills time the motorcycle was parked in front of his home. Even the stork was Inzy-^Sue carol finally had to have a Caesarian operalion six weeks after Hie stork's scheduled arrival, it was a boy, which Alan Ladd was hoping for. About the only real activity this lime of the year in Hollywood is studios shipping exposed negative film out of Hie state for a few weeks to avoid the March 15 stale tux. Larain Day wishes she -could -ship judge Dockweiler out of the state—and keep him out. • » • We thought everyone knew At Jolson did all the singing for Larry Parks in "The Jolson Story." But there seem to be quite a fe'.f uncnlightened souls. Lurry i.s receiving fan letters reading: "Congratulations. You sing much better than Al Jolson ever did." Jcanettc MacDonakl may go to Sweden to play the role of Kris- timi Nilsson, Sweden's top singing star of 50 years ago. .... Bob Ctimmings and Sieve Cochrnn both hotly deny that near-fisticuff re- are going into mourning. For three days «-e will bear black sox and hair ribbons. This is in'memory of your late bachelorhood, For once in my life I was sorry to hear of n marriage, why couldn't you have picked out a single girl? I'm afraid nil your pictures, are going to be torn off my wall. Congratulations, anyway." port. . Charles Chaplin, about to release "Monsieur Vcrdoux," suys he'll soon be back to h! 3 old t«'o- picliire-n-year schedule. He's anxious .to bring back his 'old tramp character. Maddening Memo (From He- public sludio: "The Nelson Kil- ify-Ilona Masscy piclnre, formerly litled I!iissi:in IJivcr, formi-rly , filled \v'U Thmonow Kver come, formerly tilled One F.xcitinjr Kiss, ii-ill be released ns Kiul or (lie Kainbmv." TKUHIFYING, HE SAYS I Otto Kruger Is making a big lilt in the New York play, "LKtle A." sharing the spotlight with his daughter. Ottilie. -nu:." h e writes me,- "It's a terrifying; experience to be suddenly facing your offspring behind Ihe foollignts." Gloria de Haven is the latest, to join the short hair brigade for a college co-ed role in "Good News." . . . Paul Uikas. still looking for another "Watch on the Rhine," just turned down four Broadway play offers. A bit player spent 20 minutes explaining to Director Eddie Buzzeli just how lie wanted to play a certain scene, then E nid: "Now don't you Ihink we should do it my way?" Replied Buzzell: "Let's not and say we didn't." Canadian Official HORIZONTAL l,GPicluved Canadian minister of agriculture H Amphilliealer 15 Intel-sliced 10 Man's nk'ktinme 17 Timing l!l Wargnd 20 Flmv forth 22 Con 2:t Emil sifioke 24 German cily 2<i Egi-el 27 English novelist 28 About -U Down . *l f > Pi'cpo.silioii 'Jl Prodded 34 Rent 38 Solar disks 30 Fragment 4;i Adherents 41 Swabs 45 Song for one voice '!(! Doze 47 Assistants 4!) Cartugraph 50 Wriggles 52 Turkish decree M Seaweed fi5 Outmoded VERTICAL 1 Kind of quartz 2 Melodious 3 Gorgon 4 Hulf an em 5 Shrry 6 Portal 7 Operatic solo S Tear 0 Canine 10 Toward (prefix) 11 Cruirncter 12 Word radical -'3 Hire again 'K Creels 3 I Cntcrs 'M Capital of liis ton n try 33 Retainer 18 Area measure 3r> Scents 21 Ulushes 3<1 Meal courses 3'f African foxes 37 Epic poem a. r > f,ticks 42 Poems •n Mexican dollar 44 Senior (ah.) 47 GivPs name 48 IJrink slowly SI for instance (ab.) 41 Wire measures 53 Sun god E EGAD,PlKe.' DOM>T VOLS TH1MK GRMBST AMD X DlSPLAV AMfXZIMG -v ^., - : ..MA \ LITTLE IMASIMAT._._, WMlSTLBR AMD MIST>O&") V>!OULD WAFT You INVTO /.' i j -< House_wjthjMo_i. Hoople YAH, VE BILLED OWE, MA3OR.'-<-~ NOW WOV) A8OUD OFER.DER WHY TJOM'T ' 1 VOU P 1 AY G>IM r FORGET TO SATOPj( OUR KSO'.SG AT -DOT PART ^6V SNES MB WHERE X IMAOATe/ THE S\ME "~~H THR'LLAS HEARius A LOADED Out Our Way By J. R. Williams /GOSH, I HAFTA \ WAIT PER VOU I 1.OT5A TIMES.' j CAMT YOU < BE, A UTTLC ] PATIEMTf 1 J 11 V\;lSH r. / HAD TIME I TO I HOW MUCH V OF THW TM1RTTAIL \CU PUT IM.' , WHY MOTVIERS 6ET GRAV aM ^ »V«;ii,'^ . 2 " 17

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