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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COfRffiiR NEWS BLYTHJCVILIJB COURIER NEWS 1HJ6 OOORXZK NEWS OO. ,H. W. EAnraB, FoBUkher U VZRHOEFP, JMJtOT . EUUAM. AdfertUinc 1 AdrerUslng Representatives: jOo, New York, Chicago, De- noon Exctpt S':iid»r Altered as'' cflfce »t tress, October a, WI alter at the post, under act of Con- .. . Served by .'J6F United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By cfirier In the city pi Blythevllle or any suburban town where .carrier service la maln- wiued, 20c per week, or S5c per mouth. -By mall, wlthhi'a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per iK»r, *2flO for six months, $1.00 for three 'months; By mall outside SO mile zone, tlO.OO per year payable In advance. Britain's Rocky Road . Even the bitterest foes of socialism must feel a little pity now and then for 'Britain's Labor government. That gov- 'eromenl seems to be made up of well- meaning, public-spirited men. They rcp- .resent a type of political and economic thought which the majority of British voters chosq in a free election. Yet, on top of theii problems of empire, tlxey'ie plagued with troubles which must give even Mr. Churchfll a sympa- "thetic twinge. - The l»ttei Vveather and coal .shortage which forced a shutdown of electric power were only the latest and most dramatic of these troubles. Others are chronic ailments in the British body politic The Labor government, lor all i£s good wishes and hopeful promises Hist can't seem to 'get started. Dispatches From London indicate that dollars from the American loan are running out fast, but without doing- q yery effective job of pump-priming, fcoal is scarce, and that means shortage of powei. Manpower is short. So is food So is housing. The war is over. But except for the absence of raids and casualties,, Britain's lot does not seem much better. Many of her problems probably! can't be avoided. A good iwrtion of mtapowei is on military duty o'veVSeas. The food and housing shortage prevails' tluoughout half the world. These factors, like the weather, are 'not the exclusive fault of the Lnbbr government , ' British industry needs, replnce- ments % for a lot of worn-out and obsolete machinery:'.Until it gets them and " production,, gild ^exports arc increased, it:is meVtlaWf^iat Britons will exist urtdei low living standards. And so long as tho^e low standards prevail, there is little chance of top production. •'Some pioblems undoubtedly are of the government's own creation. But the point is not whether the Conservatives might have made the same mistakes. Rather, the point is that the Labor-Res wdie Supposed to be able to do an in- fihitely bettei job. That is what the people expected 'and demanded when they turned out Mr. Churchill and his parly. Britain has simply exchanged wartime austerity living under the Conservatives for peacetime austerity living under the Socialists, Reforms and comforts which enlisted the solid trade union support haven't'been forthcoming. Yot the British arp a brave and patient people. There appears to be no sentiment as yet for a change of government. Their .apparent wish is to give their brand of socialism a fair trial. That test is bcingr watched with interest by the rest of the world. For the same thing can be said about British socialism as is frequently said about American capitalism—it is on trial before the world. And they way it moots that trial is bound to have a considerable effect on Europe's "trend to the left." "One thing already seems certain. In times of grave crisis such as Britain faces now, the mere installation of a new sy.sU'm of government does not act as sin economic panacea. More important is the wisdom and vigor with which those ;it (he head of government u.se the reinedii-.s nl hand, ;md the skill willi which .they devise new remedies to meet new crises. Graclfe to Grave • fn Newton, Mass., a group of babysitters recently formed ;tn independent, union and negotiated an agreement on standard wages and working conditions with Newton housewives. And in Chicago Ihe other day a strike of union coffin workers threatened to postpone several funerals. This isn't quite the cradle-to-the- grave protection envisioned in Britain's Beveridge Plan. But whatever the trend is over here, it certainly seems to bo getting under wny. SO THEY SAY finch iieoplp. as motion picture actors aii'l actresses ihould be examples of good conduct and obedience lo the law. since they are looked up to by young people.—Superior Court judge George A. Doekweilcr of Los Angeles. A free people labor to dictate management nor should lowed to liictale to labor or regulate labor or- gnnizntion-,.Gov. James H. Duff of Pennsylvania. should not permit, organized to management or regulate management be ni- By Irene Lonnen Ernhart The United States is only to a degree less jealous of Us prerogatives on the Security council thnn is Soviet missin.—Jlrthin- Swcet.ser, UN Washington office chief. » » • No nation enn long hope to remain vigorous and healthy when Christian values are so low among hc-r citizens. For broken marriages an. I broken homes bespeak a mad individualism where men seek only pleasure and forget tlieir responrfbilities,—Rev. Thomas F. Mahcr of New York. i '«•"! romu kome, cn. Ilent. E oail ftntt (o put her I.H-k«, kcrfrrt sh« ind 1-nrkcr II .kt't at work. fl on) Vrr>i.,lpr» . She I, ,,oir back •£CXtT * DARKER had uidl*nothing more abtut getting 1 ^ job, and yet Cassis knew that tho windfall from, the machinery must be nearlj gone She wondered if he could tell that she jfelt impatient about it? She'd started to say something once or twice, but his look of guilt, and the angry reply she felt was coiling caused her to smooth things ot'er at once. Kir ovvn 545 a week disappeared as though by magic. Later, toward Ihe last of Oclo"J, when Lent wns well enough to be odtside, she and Parker went for long walks in the woods and along the river They always invited Cassii to go along, but when she Wai home there were so many tilings to do, underwear and blouses to wash for the coming work w*ek—a hundred little <i hotMelioM tasks that Mama inevitably left undone. L*ni aVi<J Parker and Sid were like three'children Their laughter and (fayety filled the ho-ise, laugh,ter aftd 'rrmsic. i And ohce Leni and Parker made an unexpected tap to indianap- oh*. They stayed all day, and when they returned had presents ifci- everyone Casste didf't mind their com• rad«ship—it was enough to. s happy and well again— s Parker laughing and thoug'i it had taken return to btin'g it about. met her 'jtft*T •jnexpectedly ' work one evening at the en «* October, lie wore a new dark •uft, »nd there was an ai „._ auntine** »nd self-confidence Sfcl'tblteMuwr that rather startled 1 , _._. stood looking own at her, his brown eyes quiz- ical and amused. "Do you rc- lember that day I ran into you ere—on this very spot nrul you idu't want lo let me take you ome?" Cassie nodded. She remembered cry well. And suddenly she rc- nembcred something else too. .likc's waiting for her here on this •cry spot, Mike with his bold blue yes and the rcckleur. Hashing smile. Mike.' * • * BARKER took her arm, steered her out through the revolving dor. "I've got =-. job, Cass," he aid when they \vctc outside. The Into October su"..'iight lit up he thin fine planes of his face. "I told Mama and the rest \vo i'ere going to celebrate!" he explained. "We'll cat at r.n Italian ilaco Leni told me about—ciowr m Fourth street." It was nice to sit 'down in the cozy booth 'of the place Lcni had ecommondod. It \vas nice also to lave Parker fussing over her for change, 'taking her coat, pouring a tiny glass of wine for her. The wine mads her feel warm nnd a trifle giddy, drunk on nn empty stomach. "Well, aro'n't you going to ask me what the job is?" Parker asked, settling back in the booth. "I'm dying to know, of coiir;i." Tm going to play at a radio station ' ~ " Cass, And it was all Lord's idea, and it 1 teas her influence thnt got me the audition. And now i "' ' ' ' have i future in il, and it pays protty well. It's just the sort of thini! I'm suited for," -he reiterated. "I suppose it would be." "And that means you'll quit your job, Cass, and we'll gee an apartment in Indianapolis." "But Parker," she began. She could nlmost see his enthusiasm, ebbing. •What?" 'You—you might not bo satisfied. I mean—wouldn't it be better for you to try it for a while, before 1 give up my job'.'" * * * IE didn't miss the almost im- percepliblo hardening of hi,eyes. lie looked away. "You IhinK: I won't keep it. That it'll he like I the other jobs." / "No. No—it isn't that at all." "You're lying, Cass. You don't trust mo. You think because I was a flop at the other jobs I can't hold this one. You don't think much of me, do you, Cass?" He pushed the plate of spaghetti away. "K you had halt as much faith in me as Leni! Tf you took half as much interest—" "Let's don't quarrel. You're being—" "Yes, yes, of course. I'm childish! That's your favorite expression. Yoii^ use it every lime we aJiout nnyrhing!" It Won't Be Long Now! •' ,<*» • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1947 IN HOLLYWOOD • •••••••••• *••••••••••••••••••••••......,...; £L E o?? INE JOIINSO * I hit over Ihe head to take a litnl. M',A Staff Correspondent ( Hitchcock snys ho. waHod until tlie HOLLYWOOD _ (NBA)—You've I never heard about the shrunken | human head burled in a Beverly Hills backyard. Or why it wa s buried there at midnight one moonlight night? Well, it Is Alfred Hitchcock's head, or rather, he burled It. Some people only smile rather amusedly when h e tells the story because of his reputation in Hollywood as the master O f suspense aix) mystery. But he says it's really true "I'll swear to it." Hitchcock home. But no w owns his own he once lived in a rented house in Beverly Hills He's a happy, successful man. nut for a few weeks he was probably the i most unhappy man alive. "One evening," ] lt . begins the story, "an old, old friend from England dropped in to c a]l. He had been on an extensive, leisurely tour of South America. n e had a gift for me. When he gave ty to me he said, 'Picked this up for you in Guayaquil. I think you fancy this sort of thing.' it was a shrunken human head, one of those you read about. Then he left. "Within 10 minutes the trouble started. i n 10 minutes the hot water heater blciv up." And during the next three weeks the. roof began to leak. A pet dog had Its leg broken. Hitch caught a cold which went into influenza. Three out Of four tires on hf s car blew out. His daughter cut her hand. Mrs. Hitchcock sprained her ankle. The cook left. A water main burst and the paint began to flake off the living room walls. A man who doesn't have to be WASHINGTON COLUMN quarrel rxfiout nn: "Parker, let's be sensible '•••••••••••.•••••••••••a I!Y I'KTEIt EDSON NKA \Vasljinglojt Coi-re.sjJomlenl WASHINGTON, Feb. H. (NBA) — Chllti labor and conviction of cm- plcyer.i for illegal hiring or cliildre has dropped from its wartime peat;, but is still above prc.var levels. U. S. census Burrau, Oflicc ol Education nnd the Child Labor tuut Ycuth Employment Bran.-h of the Division of Pair bailor Stniida.-a.< the Department or Labor airt all tell the .srune sad story, ham as it is lo believe. CL'U.'.US figures put the nnn-.iior 3f employed children under ri years of age at less than one inll- lon in 1040. At the peak of the war ctlo^t n 1945 the nunncr of employed ihilrtron under n rose to Ifiree- and-n-hRif million during Hie school year, n>Kj lo five million in summer vacalions. The mimb:-r "I such youngsters employed in the fall of W4j, in the latest estimate available, is put it two-and-a-half million. Aao.it, three-quarters of a million of them are it- nnd 15-yi'ar-oUts—one on: of every six ehilorcn of that age. U. S. O'Tice of Education confirms this with ix reparl that tlic.e are a miliicn fewer youngsters in high school now limn in Uic pcau cr.roliaient year o. ; 1£42. Worst report of all comes Irom compliance figures of ihe Cmirt L:b^r nrjd Youth Employment Bri n:h. In the government's lis- cal year ending June 30. 1041, 5J3 employers v.-erc found guilty ol employing 1701 chikircn illegnlly. Then wartime demands and lr\- jcr shortages drew hundreds r..i IhrMsanrts o! yoimgslers into move or less steady employment. The peak was 1H5, when 3481 firxs were found guilty of employing !3.28i) children illngnlly. Fiscal 1943 saw n dro\v to 2W convictions for lltegilly empiovm;: 95311 children. CONVICTIONS IN Al.1, STATES The nlarnilng part of nil tup.,e figures is that they .show total employment ol minors double what il <vas before the u - :ir. iv?itlo convictions for illegal' employment arc lip five limes. Cjnviclion^ obtained were un<lcr EOincn'hut iiiaclcquale state and leclcra! laws I'.ntl regulations. Whichever code sets the higher standard is Ihc one enforced.' L:\st year Ihere were coiiviciiovi.- in every state ami in almost every* kind of Industry. Vegetable p?.:k- nig sheds nnd canning plants. .Mai! order houses. Scrvnc industries li:-:e iMindncs and stores. Plus the Ola elfsiulcrs in .sugar -beet and colton i ;lelo.s and in factories. Usual ollcn- c.ers are not the big Industries, but the !r,icklle-su:-d civpktyors wiio f.ico worst ccmpctltic'ii. In all states except South Carolina. Mississippi. Texas nnd Idahn ceruhcates. permits or "wotkin' papers- may b^ c'j-.ained m ca v 's • •»»•«•»•••••••«««««,,; four tierisiou said that since the company tliil not produce or ship t'ccds. child isbar laws did not up- lily lo it. An effort was made to (IgJitcJi the law In the last Congress ny air.cmltnenls to the P.iir Labor Standards Act. But the amend- ments were tied up in an ainnibus 'bill to raise minimum wage standards, hey passed the Senate 'but were lost in the House. An effort may be made to revise the law again this year, but passage is doubtful. Queer Creature The archeopteryx, a bird of prehistoric times, had lingers on its wings, a flexible tail with feathers down each side, and tee'lh set in sockets. By William ANDITSOMETIMES GROWS SO LONG !D H=AvY TKAr SHEPHERDS HITCH TINVCARF5 BEHIND THE ANIiMALS TO SUPPORT THE WEISHT. :H§ lluclson Kivcr, bcfwccn New York City NEXT: Do sharks lay CRES y and Alban.v. SIDE GLANCES ion in Indianapolis. Oil gosh s, it's going to be wonderful. ' as "It does sound there much futur fine. But—is . :.. . .- m it? I mean —°° cs »t Pay well enough to—" ITie \yaitcr came \vith hcspcd ates (xf spaghetti and queer little hard rolls and more wine. Parker paused until the wailer had gone, "Of course there's a arc not so plentiful no were a few months ago. If I give up this one I might not find rm- oiucr one. I'm not sure 1 wnnt to ,1'isl stay home and do nothing— wit ' the baby gone—" Varker began to bre.ik up a roll, crumbling it in his long fingers absently. "And npartmcnls arc terribly hard lo find in Indianapolis," she continued. "You could look foi- nn apartment and then we cotiM decide what to do." "You mean I should go •So Indianapolis, and then when you got good and ready 16 give up your job and come, you will. Is that it?" They stared at each other and an fey hand clutched «t Cnssic's heart. Thfe evening which had started so pleasantly was only turning oH now into the usual channels— and somehow she couldn't bear iU (To Be Continued) ;ible. Jobs • ct necessity to allow minors lo ce w as ;:.cy cn'li'oycil legull. But evasion o' regulations is easy. The law is : ,.s liiil of holes as n Swiss cheese. F.w instance, children may not i= employed in agriculture "whii- ;);oo!.', arc in session. n,,t Vre often recessed in harvi 10 the youngsters ran And it', .states like school nltrndnncr nr.t rcquireri, ft- and 7-year-old liavc- .)cen nrployed to pbk cotton Also b^D.in.vn ;;ie la w m i tie's wrcle their statutes that -.viv-Vic • crinte Is no:, in ™i p ;,ni ng c |,iui !T ! t , I Ths crime is to ship i,, in tpvst .| conimcr^..- yootls whirb were duccd with the aid of child ..,*..!?_.. lhl! Kao<Is nnd in schools vest tune b.> worked Amona, «lme before :i|'e 8 's ' Court in I "The only thing 1 can suggest is.that you take them to some otlicr studio and have a niovie made of theinl'V . first inoonliglit night and, promptly at midnight, aided by a bewildered gardener, he burled the head three feet deep. H hasn't had any trouble since. But Ihe head l-s still in the garden of that house. "I memte'.ed (t to the landlord when 1 moved," he snirt. "but the guy just smiled knowingly and said: 'Mr. Hitchcock, I've seen your movies, you probably tell tli.it to nil your landlords?" I'OH CUVINCi TKAItS News item: '-Director Dclmer Daves uses a phonograph to liel]) Leui-cn Bacall get in the mood for a tearful .scene in "Dark Passage". It reminded us or the time the Uile John Barrymore burst into tears on cue and we asked him later ho'.v he did it. Explained John: "I just thought about tlie money I've paid my ex-wives." It's the year of (he filmblogra- phies. Scheduled for production this year arc life .stories of Horatio Alger, Tchaikovsky, Sarah Bernhnrdt, Babe Ruth, Sol Murok, Lily Langtry, Houdini, Beethoven, Billy Rose, Marilyn Miller, Will Rogers, Valentino and o. Henry SNAP JUDGMKNT It may be old, but it's worth repeating. Mary Pickford once invited Constance Collier lo the opening of a play. Constance said .she didn't like the stars n iid declined. But Mary insisted so thiit Constance finally but rehuSnntly agreed to go. Just as the curtain started to rise slowly, with only the shoes of the actors shoivint; on stage, Constance leaned over "nnd whispered into Mary's ear: "Deadly, isn't jt?" U. S. Army Leader VKKTICAI, 1 Joker ">. Harvest goddess X wjis detailed ns n member of the trcneral stall - in 1927 •1 Short sleep of liritiiin « Relate 7 Poetn (! Whirlwind !1 lusiyhl 10 Smudges 11 Sped 12 Boy HORIZONTAL 1,5 Pictured U. S. Army lender, Maj.- Gcn. ---------1 1 Abrogate 13 Recovers 15 Onager 1C Pompous show 18 Fiber knots IS Court '(ah.) 20 Low sand hill 2! Hough lava 22 Lamprey- ; crilcher 2G Austere •29-Stago play lip Mustard plant H Bridges 31 Important metal 32 Atmosphere •i3 Cubic meter Hi Incursions :y) malediction ?0 Swift 40 Preposition 41 Neat '45'Symbol for nickel 4G Powerful explosive •18 Pestered "^0 Mine shaft hut ' 1 Fasteners :i3 Playing cards 5fi Having lobes 56 Me was com- 17 Musical note 2!t Tardier J Mythical king 24 Princes 25 Hindu queen 2<i Mil filer 27 Test 28 Weird 33 Natives of , Scotland 24 Subway 3« lictokcu 37 Piypens 41 Forward 42 Demolish 43 Exists '14 Encountered 47 Philippine . peasant 48 Beverage 49 Peck r>0 Lettuce 52 Pound <ab.) 54 Su manfimg general of the Newfoundland 1/' Our Boarding House with Moj.' Hoople HEAVeJS. MARTHA.' SlNCe WE'RE QUAvRAlsYT!U6D, 6E£(-j DELUGED vMiTH IMITATIONS'-—HERE'S AtJOTl-lER, A BID TO A CHRlSTEMlrtS AT DUSAh -**- ESAD.' X'M PRO 8 A B LV MlSSiUG HOST5 OP PROFITABLE BUSINESS OPPORTUM- 1TES ALSO . 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