The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 20, 1947 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 20, 1947
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• -, TWELVE BLYTHEVILLE (ARIL) COURIER NEWS COURIEB NEWS THE cxxntnft mws oo. a, W KAINBB. PubltafcCT JAJtfcS'L VERHOEPT. Editor O. HUMAN. Advertising Mauler AdierUsDu. Repr Wilin.j Co NK* York Anantiv Mi uiptui>- Chicago IV.- Bxiept flunda* second ctais matter at Hit post- ai;lMjrthevUle.'Arkansas, under acl of COB" by tire Ociwd Pr«s i; , 5I**'"iruBSORiPTibN RATES ,;y. 3y 'crrfier'-in the city or Biythevlile or nuj ':::,-i Durban , town where rcatriei service is main* ; r i-»)ned, 2fto.T)er weet or;'S5c per month. ^• : ^':' : -Bf mitUi within « radios of 40 mll«, Hull (xi '.-sO;' ear. tU.OO for six months, 51.00 for three month*; < i mall outside 60 mile zone, * 10.00 per vear .ay»ble iu advance. vfhe Innocent 'Bureaucrats' • ^: Spine of ou rcoiigrcssmen scorn to • be suffering from a malady which •might be called lumpsumitis. Perhaps , ; ,the condition is inevitnble. They <irc ; often called upon to deal with lump j ; surft|>pf vast.proportions, and to think : s of^tKem," as : in .the case of the budget. nTake a proposed spending program 7of*37% : :biilions. Take a goal of 0 bi!- libns' : reduction in that spending. Make r4»i6i"ftless arbitrary cuts here and tlicre^wHich add up to 'the goal. Lop enfjofi,'Bang! That's how it nas to be'clone,'and it's bound to affect one's ' ;: E,0ne of these rather arbitrary cut.s isitoing'.. to be in. government employ- mefet. .There-was some wild talk at fivsi ,aifout;; letting 2,000,000 of the nearly .'. :-'3,$j'0,000 federal employes go. Now '.he :figuve is wavering between a half ;. ^Million : ahd a million. ;• The,: federal payroll is certainly ^ overstaffed. Largo and necessary economies can be effected by reducing it. Bvit \ye hope;that Congress will give soine ? . individual as well as lump-sum vconsidevatioii to this economy. Because, p.wjia^eyer. final arbitrary figure may be i. selected, the members of Congress will 'f\ be' -dealing with jobs and livelihoods, not dollars or abstract figures. : One gets the impression, from va- ripus; .congressional statements on bu- ' reliucra'cjr, that government employes •;.'..are so; many pigs at the trough, or pe.rhaps.hungrj'.leeches attached to the .;. body .politic. --It would seem that every Civil Service employe in Washington is a b'ireaucrat He is, to Hear some congressmen tell it, a person positively and E ma]iciously intent 0:1 doing as little .. work-as possible.' What little work he ddes 'do 'is mischievous, designed co interfei-e with .our private • lives and ' bind them with red tape. Undoubtedly there are some who answer that description. But every federal worker is not a bureaucratic . policy maker. Any firing that runs into the hundreds of thousands is going to take in mainly clerks and others in similar humble positions. Among them will be many war veterans. There will be "government girls" who answered the cull for help when they were needed. There will be many older persons, men and women, who gave up other jobs out of a desire to "do something" in the war. A lot of federal employes who are slated to go are honest and earnest. Maybe they even outnumber the golcl- brickers. The government doesn't! need them today—in fact, they're a useless expense. But it needed them once. So we should be happy to see Congress give some thought to thoir future. After all, 500,000 or a million persons i.s (pule a parcel of unemployed to be dumped on tho market in o few weeks or months. Congress of course can't find each of them a job. But it might permit those headed for HID exit a little time and a little help in looking for new employment. The excess federal workers are not a plague of locusts, nor are Uu;y little pigs to be plowed under. They are human beings, young and old, poopto with families to .support. We hope that Congress can contrive not to puninli them personally when it deals the death blow to an overweight bureaucracy. Strange Heroes A Moscow shoe factory foreman who thought up some remarkable production improvements has been haiiud by the Soviet press as a sort of combination Charles Bedaux and Hem-" Ford. It is interesting to read this complimentary compiu-isoii and then recall the bitter words the American Communists said about Mr. Ford and the Bedaux speed-up system. Mnylju the domestic Reds don't tipa every thought and word from Moscow, after all. Or, more likely, the Soviet admiration for industrial efficiency is able to leap even the thick hedge of Soviet ideological prejudice. SO THEY SAY It Is Ii;ird for us to be too concerned about people around on the other side of tile world who have n different color and a way of living thun our own. But "the bomb" may not always be that far away.—John Richie Schnlt?.. president Allegheny College, f . « * It is reasonable to expect that within the next 10 years we shall have a federally subsidized experiment in which a whole city may operate on atomic energy.—Prof. Milton Burton U. of Notre Dame chemist. • « * As a soldier and a realist I can only Hope and pray that public opinion will always overrule those in this country who tlmt we destroy existing bombs and cease their manufacture.— Maj.-Gcn. Anthony c. McAnlilte. By Irene Lonnen Ernhart Copyright. 1947. HE* SERVICE, INC. • *f-f-* ij«-*j«*»* "1 fcnpjione Ton --.trlMh rou'd tnarrlpd Mike Cnrcin," rnrker chnrgts Cnimlp. <*You're nl- ^•ar* thit\\|]i ff nhout him.'' Thf« 1* *h* atr-rt of n Neriana Qtmrrnl Trhich end* In Parker n*ii Cns^Ie deciding- «ITI divorce. Th^t ntRht Ca«aJe sleep* In I.cnl's room. * * * xxrv JT was late when Cassie awakened. Leru had already gone There was a sharp knock on the door. /Kassie" A dry leelmg came into her throat. "Yes, Parker." She reached for her robe, lying across the loot cf the bed . stood in the doorway, tall lanky, awkward, his brown eyes non-committal. , " 1>ns — " he cleared his throat, Im leaving now I. left a few shirts and things. You'll see that they get sent." "But Parker, last night we—" "Yes,* I know. We ^vere both ght; Funny isn't it, how people say what t'ley really mean when their inhibitions get all kcwr.ed up" She felt stulfy and uncertain irom the sleeping pills she had finally hei to iake when it looked as though she would lie awake all nieht "I'll find a place to stay, and maybe when. we've both had time to think things through we can arrange for what we discussed last night." " "Psrker,' I'm terribly Eorry, I feel so^-so confused." Tears started brimming in her ayes. Down below there was the iound of Lcni's laughter and Parker's voice saying goqdby. Mama called up the stairway. "Cassie, your breakfast's wait- i'. You're goin' to be late this morning." « • * ow things could happen to you, but life went roll- ng merrily along just the same. Just like when Ellen died. You didn't think the wheels would go right on turning, but they did. It all happened inside you. Externally nothing changed at all, "It looks like you'd'a taken the day oft and gone up to the radio station with Parker, to hear him, his first broadcast and all," Papa said, buttering his toast, She felt Sid's curjovs reproachful eyes nnd mocking look, . She put i.ei- cup down with nervoui clatter. "We're awfully bur.- at the office, and anyway i'l might make him nervous, having someone there." "I'm yoing," Leni said. She "You won't. pretty clearly You'll see it oil . once you've had lime to teason it out. Well I've vf°t *o hurry—first broadcast, you KT.OW. Good luck, Cassie. I'll see »"<>u—prcbably next weekend." ..i v Hss brown eyes had a clear calm 'jf s, l<x$k. ihej* "weren't at all spampiS: f' like. She haard his footsteps clatter<~ down th<. stafrs. He was gone. S!io ^at Aov/n on the edge o£ ""' s U-d. her knees )ihe water. , . e tossed her >-.ead. "He comes on at twelve fifteen. If. you change your mind ^jout going— I'll see you at the bus station." So Lcni was going. Lcni was always on hand to buck Parker up. Always Lcni. "Gosh, I sure wish I could'a gone, Sid remarked wistfully Just think, we'll hear Parker over the radio, just like he was Ptaym ,n our own front room, and thtyll hear him ail over everywhere." * Cossio rose hastily. "I'll be lale if 1 don't get dressed" The bus ride to town «:.„ interminable. And the morning s work didn't go woll. She kept thinking abroit Parker and herself It Was almost twelve-fifteen b°- fore she could manage lunch, so she walked down Fourth street to -a small hamburger joint where she knew there was a radio Perhaps it was silly, but she did want lo hear Parker. A lump of stagc-friglit and pride came into turoat as she listened to tho announcer's build-up. And then the music began. She could almost see Parker bent over the piano, his bis shoulders hunched, his thin face wearing that intense look, his fingers seeming to caress the keys as they coaxed out the intricate chords and harmonics. Parker had a definite style, different than she had ever heard. She realized suddenly that his playing was quite wonderful. * * * •THE waiter brought her to with a start. "That feller's really hot stuff!" he said. He rummaged in his teeth with a toothpick and went on listening with rapt attention. VD'ja know he's from 'Morton- vine?" Cassie nodded. "His folks used to bo well-to- do, had one of the big houses up on the hill. He—" "Yes, I know." She slid off the slool suddenly, nipped hrVf a dnl- lar on Ihe counter and wcr,* out. The October air was cool on her face. She tried to think again about last night. I£ only little Ellen had lived, maybe things would have turned out differently. Or if Parker hadn't lost thc money. Hut what was the use of going over and over it. It all boiled down to the simple fact lhat Parker wanted her to divorce him. Lorn was home in time for supper and told them all about the broadcasl. She was enlliusiaslic. "Everybody's just crazy about Parker. Thc engineers spent a lot of time getting the mikes adjusted just right—and the timing was just swell. Everything went off perfectly!" She turned to Cassie. "Oh by the way, Casn, I saw an old frit-ud of yours again today, in Indianapolis." "Who?" "Mike Cargill. Parker arM j :a\v him lost week when we were on One Might hove Advantages tttt''t\yw&W5i&iKinti!K>srai!HKimi*fx r ^^ ^<y^o te! a -» i-tr-X^--™-"-*-""''™^®^'''' / ,| ,- ^^5<&^$??^.'£; THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 19'17 IN HOLLYWOOD J'.Y liHSlUNK JOHNSON 'NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — <N'EA» — Ty Power will return from the "Caplain From car.tllle" Mexican loca- tlun Jaunt on March 1. just a few days before Annabella hops a train (or Nov.- York to sail for France on the 10th. . . . There is a quiet ; on behind the scones at 211/1 I Century-Fox for the lead In "GeTf- tlcjncn's Agreement." contenders:: Oana Andrews and Gregory pnck. ! . - . David o. Selznick has agreed to several cuts in "Duel in the Sim" to meet with Legion of Do- i cency approval before the film's 1 nation-wide release, jf Jennifer , Jones doesn't dance beside a sylvan i pool in the version you ace, you'll know what happened. ' tifne Tirnio-'s mama wired IHT frcm Nc w York that she finally found a thrcr-ioum apurl- ii'cnt for 'Gene there. she'll (jo I'ast |o lake up permanent resilience in Onthain, between pic- IMVPS, aflor she fi)in|rleles "Tliu C;ilOi< and Mrs. Mllir." No, Ihe aid-action i s not ihe New York tt-callii-r—it's :t big New York |.'<)|o executive, r.ymi Uari's luisljiiiid, Siil I.ufl, nmv a jiroduc- rr, mil he Ihe first to hit the sri'prn with "KiJj-ov Was Here." Afler much haggling, Kilrov was rrlod (« fcc in public domain. NO FOOL j WASHINGTON COLUMN r BY I'KTEU EDSON NEA Washington Corrr.s.pDmlent w ., s u WASHINGTON. Feb. 10. (NBA)— Jimmy Hart T,i 1111 1,0 c lerk mittc" one or So nobody pair! iuiy iitloiuion and the affair lay .-load lor p.nolhci- foiir ,\cai's. Tsjcn iinj noir.liiatlous of O-::-(lon Cl-pp aritl David Lilicntluil tamo up for confirmation. • Tc " llos -' !ec Son - K'-'iineth M:Kcllnr -" IO " S ^ m !mA ' ms wit " TVA ' -— -• »llll tciilfc VV V.4JIV V •!•-! I >Y t » ^1 C t-r lliy » Ul Nt.1. 11° ^3V S Jl up there, but Horgot in i>-u you." saw the letter and m; vor i (To Be ConllnueJ) erful coai'iiillees of the august U. S. Senate have for Ihe past three weeks b:en wrangling over the 1933 firing of n JSJCO-a-year file clerk in the Tennessee Valley. Authority. No kidding. Tills beats' anything since the midget sat en J. P. Morgan's lap. The array of talent tied up In the performance is strictly super- colossal. A dczen $15,COO-a-year senators. The whole, five-man, $16,- C0:-a-yca:- Atomic Energy Commis:on, headed by Uavict E. LiiicnUial. The $ 0.000-a-year general manager .of TVA, Gordon L. Clapp, who .s up for confirmation as TVA chairman to succeed Lilienttial. Counsel clerks, \vitni-3sOs. reporters, stenographers, millions of woids and thousands of pages of iesti- mcny. All this lo find out why ?OT:<J. a-K-eek J.imes L. Smith got dismissed irom TVA eight years ago. Neither Lilient'nal nor Clapp can '-c confirmed until Hie, Senate decide,whether Hie firing o^ Jimmy Sunr.n was a deep, dark Communist plot, -•ngineered by Moscow. Jimmy SmHh was a Knoxville boy hired by TVA it, 515 a week in K33. By dint of Horatio Algerian effort he rose to be chief bt' central files. He had perhaps •'() bDys and gir! s under him. Jimmy's clerks used to bedevil the boss no end. There was one in • particular—a lad named Harry Al-l er. who was Smith's roommate for about 18 mouths. After used toi tell Smith that he was an exploit-1 er of the working class and that! "come Ihe day," he—Smith—would be the first to be stood up against the wall and shot. HE FXrECETKI) "TERMINATION" Smith himself quoted this "gruesome" line to the senators in nu seriousness. He said he thought he was going to 02 '-terminated" When Senator Overtoil asked if He didn't mean "liquidated." smith sai.i he did. He hoped lie would a" the first, if "the d.iv" ever came Rut Jimmy Smith told the .senators ihnt he "fought Ihe cause." In If.38. however, Jimmy Smith was charged with not b?ing a3ie to carry out his supervisory responsibilities. There were seven clays of hearings and <3D .JMIJOS 01 testimony. Jimmy got let out i.i Xfarch. 193D. Tho whole inridcm mijti-.t h;v.-» been forgotten bill In liub the OM Dies Committee got interested :n TVA and Martin Dips sent one ot I his Hiiwkshaws lo Investigate communistic influences. Robert B. Barker was Ihe sleuth's name. 'He used to cat in the F & Vv cafeteria, where TVA help lunchc-'l and listen in on their conversation He whispered to tin: Senate "ihey talked about the Hit:or-s:ii- lin 11011-agfrrp.sMoii pact." Mind yon this was IS40, when everyone cl.v was la'.king about it. too. Barker's greatest discovery liov- ever, was a letter which hp i-liun.s !ie burgled from the files of tiio Alajama Communist Party heart- quarters in Birmingham. The 0:1- Kinal of the letter has never been (•reduced. Even pholosta's of ir.o original letter arc missiiv-—-s >s JJ.-ukcr himself. Alt that i-.o.v u'- mnms are mimeographed copies. T hoy reveal it as a report supposed lo have bfcj) scut to R-|> (• Hall. Alabama Communist si'-io- tary. by one Henry c. Hart ,;, The letter purjiorts lo tell how !;>.'• United Federal Worhcis' local uiiv-i m the TVA file room cot Jinnnv Smith tired. The Icttri wn , ,i.,..,:, .ran. 10. 1639. SAYS LCTTEIl AVAS I-OUCri) Rf.'j Hall is H» is ,,r»v 'W.'-shmstoii corre.vondcnt for the '"-"- Worker. He 01 When th c Dies Committee turn-i'lVA bafo;-e the Pu'olic" Land's cd i!ji mimeographed copies of ihc : Atomic Energy committees letter. Hart was c'illed in for ex- \ -. -oop-cita- i " i filiation. He made affidavit that' •;; n 'c^- ; i. "h-d hrcn'rr^fo., •he Inul never wriitan such letter ; r U a 's"',-. er'u ni" ' aiui L-litimed it was a forgery. j ^n-l ' " ' Then, in 19,'S. a Knoxvilic newi- ! paper got, hold of the Dies Commit-: '-•,',, c.iy mas;;.ziiie piece on TVA. Still i d ,^c» c'r as TV-\ 'chMrrair A,,rf ' THIS CURSOUS WORLD 'X^ST HAVE LIFE SPANS APPROXIMATELY EQUAL TO THOSE OF HUMAMS' THEY SELDOM LIVE MORE THAN* \VORLD'S HOTTEST WEATHER. „ DOES NOT OCCtJR ANYWHERE NEAR T,j E ANSWIiK: Twenty. NEXT: Would lite United Sl.r.( fs cover ll: SIDE GLANCES U..wcek lor a couple of (jays for j ll!" premiere of the Juel Mr;Crea- Vrronira Lake .super - v/flstevn, "Ramrod." Il's definitely not a liiiih-lisli picture, which Joel .'oallies. You never heard of a pish-tish j pichu-i)? Well, let Joel explain: "That's a picture where the "rich ! young man- about- town listens amusedly while the fashionably ficnuiea young lady tells him: 'If you don't have Martinis with me nt 4 this afternoon I'll—I'll commit suicide.' "That's pfsh-tlsh," Joe says, "and I have pish-tfsh." Maybe it's Because Joel Is half rancher and half actor, and he feels at hojiio in westerns. "I'm no fool, either." he grins. "If you're in a- had western, thc scenery is still good." HANCiv EXl'EKT CAN'T DANCK Fashions may c!iai»»e. Moods may change. But women's figures don't. , Cur authority today Is LcRoy PriiiK, the Warner dance director who has been looking at !>als with a professional eye for 27 years, when he made his debut as a Broadway dance director. LeRoy said he could show us research volumes where the hourglass-figured woman of the '90's was identical with the woman of today. Ho says: "She was just padded in different places." . But no longer, says LcRoy. does beauty uome in selecting movie chorines. "Today," he said. "',ve look for personality ami attractiveness. We're getting a higher type of girl—and paying more. We used to pay chorus girls $35 a week. Now Leficy, the best dance director in Hollywood, gives people quite a .shock when they discover he himself can't dancn. "i can work out a routine, oulline it for the dancers, but I can't dance nij'self." As a World War I pilot he was famous, too—for cracking up. : He even won a medal which bears the in.«cnplion:-"Crash Ace—to the only flyer to have survived 28 crashes." Air Actress IICIUZQNTAL J,4 Pictured actress BShe is a radio 13 Bustle 14 Papal cape 15 Melody 1C Withdraw 18 Attitudes 20 Indonesians of Mindanao 21 Ripped 22 Arachni Is . 24 Female ruff 27 Notions r 2i) Islands 29 Symbol for nickel 30 Register ed nurse (ab.) 31 Subject 35 Get up 38 Shatter < 39 Ceremonies 40 Blow v/ith the open hand 42 Tissue 43 Revolve 45 Rotated 48 Arabian gulf 43 Carouse 52 War sod 53 Grasped 5 4 Angry . 55 Sob VERTICAL 1 Shock 2 Fruit C'dnk. 3 Knotted 4 Swamp 5 Angers 6 Symbol for sodium 7 Cloth measure 8 Pause !) Looks fixedly 10 Subway 11 Also 12 Legal point 17 Genus of. shrubs 25 Opposed to prose 26 Slaves 32 Pale color 33 Isle 19 Rounded „„ ,„;*. protuberances 34 Smalltalk 22 Aromatic 35 Tessellation plants 36 Rivulet 23 Cast of a 37 Kind o£ typo language 41 Persian fairy 42 Waste allowance «Colk-gc cheer. •14 Poem 4CMahe a mistake * 47 1440 minutes 50 Symbol for erbium 51 Virginia fab.) Boarding House with Moj. Hoopl , -.T AB.6 YOU COOKIM' UP WWTHM RED LEf\NDER ?-~~1 SE& you SOT AM A3.TISTS BRUSH -—ARE YOU GOlW TO HOW SWELL rr VOAS VVJHEW we DIDMT HWJ TO GO TO SCHOOL OM ACCOUNT F PI HE'S MEASLES ?—*. VlELL,X'M GONNA 6LAP O!-J ANOTHER. QUARAMTIME, Homy Ilnrt and tliinu Horn his fil <! missed any- r* f "Quick! Stuff these olci shoes and li.its into the trash , barrel in the garage before your father comes down— t ...he'll decide they're good for a couple of y«.ars yet!'.' j ' ByJ.R.Wiifiams I/ GOOD GOSH/ N \"!'!;/' WE'LV. HAVE' Y'^i!/ V WHY DIDM'T WE ) J TD KEEP IT V|| LOO'rC AROUND I A LITTLE, 'R3RP \ WE SLEPT IM V TM' HAY ALL ^ NIGHT 5 QUIET ER WE MAY BE QUARANn IN5ED-- WE'P BE AVOIDED LIKE SNAKES. .jriiifml^ BORM THIRTY

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