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February 7, 1945

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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Wednesday, February 7, 1945
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BLXTHEVILU5,COUR1EK NEWS •tat m.riHKVii.iSif rouKiEh NEWS 1 * ( , THE COURIER WEWS CO. -,-» v.. >' H. W. HAINES, Publi»her """" ' SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor JAMES A GATENS Advertising Manager *' Sole v National 'Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co, ftew York, chlcajo, Detroit,- Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afierrioon Except Sunday Entered as' second class, matter at the post- oftlce at Blythevllle, Arkansas', under act ot Con- 4ress, October 9,1917. \ Served by the United Press • ^ - SUBSCRIPTION RATES ' *By 'carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 20c per .week, or 85c per month. By mall, within'a radius of 40 miles, |4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, fl.00 for three months; by, mall outsldo 50 mils zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Keep It Sane •The tumult -and shouting over who •shall be'Secretary' of Commerce have died down for a moment And during Hie lull we should .like; to address a plea to the parties of the disnuii before the'hubbub starts up again. So to the principals of the conlro- \ersy, to their seconds m the White . Houfe and Congress, on the radio and , in the field of journalism, we malic this "jmcdesl request Please lay off the campaign oratory. ;£ The Ameiican people had enough of Ht last fall We are conditioned by habit _-to endure it once m four years. We can reven let ourselves get slightly potted on "u epeated shots of hyperbole and general T^hooey during the campaign months. We t!jan believe and repeat the most ex- ^iravagant charges of virtue and vil- ^lainy. !,\ (hi the day aftei election, however, ;Jhe proplc aie moie than glad to clis- the political melodiarna from their They <ne a htlle ashamed of an i/emotional binge that flatters neither u«ihcli candidates, their intelligence nor " their sense of lesponsibility They are "ready to calm down, and eager to sec "their elected seivanLb tackle-the na~ lion's pioblems „" Rut ti e announcement of the Presi- ^aent's f dismisEat of Jetse .lonea.niid his ^appointment of Henrv Wallace .to' the ^Commeice post set another flood ^v,of campaign matoiy It wasn't all po- 'Uitital talk, but ilb enioUonnlism and « substitution, of personalities for issues " put much of the souiHling ; oC[ 4^11 the "eampaigtfi" categoiy. '' '! ?' : J^ Important issues aie involved'in llic '.$-Commoice, Depaitment change. .And **they aie too nnpoitant to be clouded by •'Jthe'haiangucs that beg<ui the cloy after Mr. Roosevelt's fouith inauguration and continued thiough Feb ']. The chief issue, re seems" to us, is whether private business and industry shall chart the course of peacetime employment, or whether -the government lending agencies shall be part of a dominant government plan in which peacetime employment is only one phase of a vast social program. It didn't help to icsolvc-this issue by charging (hat this one or that one was "looking forwaid lo defeat," or that either principal in the dispute was dehbeiatclv plotting unemployment, de- pi ession or rexolution. It didn't help to suggest that Henrj Wallace's appointment would mean the advent of com- mimiiin, 0 tint Jesse Jones' continuation m of'ice would have mea.nt the end of democracy in 10 years. Such talk was ab.surd, and insulting loth to Mr. -Wallace and Mr. Jones. We are sure that the public has had enough of it. So when the debate on Mr. Wallace's . appointment resumes next month—and there 13 still plenty of material for debate—let us hope that the participants tall keep it sane, sen- sensible and dignified Scientific Heat Wave Wanted We see where the General Klectric people reproduced the equivalent of tropical humidity in (heir laboratories while experimenting on some insulation. Seems a pity they didn't use the siiinc technique and experiment on the coal shortage. ; WEDNESDAY, FEHRUAKY 7, 1945 SIDI OLANCO k«)iroi)u!'ii,!i 01 lid* oolumo ul Threat to Workmen's Compen Nobody kno'As how much Arkansas lost in new pay rolls, Ilirouali foar ol the "damage suit racket," before the present Workmen's Compensation Law was adopted. Two Instances come lo mind, a plant which was all set to locale in Little Reck, and niiollier which had found n south Arkansas location satisfactory, till they learned thai..the .slate had no such law. Uoubtlrss there were many others. And to that lre.5 must bo added another large one ie- 'suiting from the excessive or unmerited damages wlii-h employers were sometimes forced lo pay, and (he exorbitant fees often charged workers by lawyers who represented them. Some concerns were threatening lo leave the stale unless a compensation law was adopted. 11 was a scandalous situation, hurtful to our progress and unjust to our workers. Other slates had gone through the same experience, and had been forced to check the racket, as Arkansas finally di;l, by selling up workmen's compensation systems. The Arkansas liav v.'a.s carefully drawn, the outcome of n study by business and labor remvrentatives of such Jaws in other slates, to make use of their beat, features. But hardly-wits the new - Inw on the books, put there bv vole cf the people, when leslslatlvc snlpi'.ig at it b.?g«n. t An attempt wes made to amend it :;o Hint cs'ics could be taken from the coirmirslon lo liie colitis de novo—that Is, to be tried all over a^aln, as If Ihc commission hadn't looked Into {liem, ti if, in fact, it didn't exist. The attempt fulled. 13ul now it's cooking up 031:111, according lo an article In Sunday's Democrat. IT.e good .sens- of the legislature, Us loyally to I lie best iulcrests .of Ihc slnlc, should s-juelch this ns\v elicit, Cares can be lal:cn to the courts under Ihc: rrcsant l.iv,-, only they nnist be tried on the testimony before 'the commission. This is the very heart of. the Inw." Its purpose is to'insure that workers get (heir rights without having to P^y legpl ires, ami that employers are not preyed upon with Kiravasimi c'emund.-; for damages nnd v Itii trumped-up suits. The commission would as well be abolished, the lir.v repealed, as lo allow cases lo be tnken out of its l-.r.nds for n fresh start In the courts. We wculcl be right'back again in the full firmer d the tk! "<la:rag 2 suit lackct." The Democrat hor a higher opinion ot the legislature than to telieve It will agree to such a reversal. Arkansas lins done imicli in recent years to crt-nto a favorable "climnte" for industry and labor. We should tnve that a,ny new legislative action builds constructively on this progress, and doesn't tsar any of it down. We're going lo be up « E aiiul a nlff competition after the war for the Industries we must have to employ our pccple. One fnlse step could cost us ol of sorely needed ivngc.s and —AilKANSAS DEMOCRAT. many johs, ' 2k> THfY SAY I hope that (focusr-ion cf universal military training will Ircop fcciiscd en the fact tlml Ihc weapons, of modern warfare can be operated only by trained men.-riavy Secretary James V Fnr- rcstal. Wo have been having plenty cf bayonet work i hose paralroors don't come out of their holes wKI. their | lallc 's up. You have to go in and aig them out.-col. riobcrt Evans cf Davenport la., with 1st. Army in Belgium. When this «,,r ends, we nuust immediately prepare to defend ourselves, particularly lo make sure that =ur enemies realize that if they dare to strike asnhi. they'll , C5C agaiu.-Harry Hop- Kins, presidential advisor. "Our p<!>v viiluntcci' tnxk-rh is a biiuk vice piTsiilenl, but )ii> \vi!rno<!Hie nol lo loll Hie (j.-ilicnls because lie dorai'l waul tit be contribuliiif' loans iusleud ol' bacUrubs!" tHiS CURIOUS WORLD WERE THE FIRST TO FLY A HEAVIER.-' THAN-AIR POWEE-DEIVgM A\ACHINE, AND.THE ' WAS THE FIRST WOMAAf TO GO UP IN SUCH A /MACHINE. Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following ;andldacles for the Municipal Elec- ion in April. Municipal Judge GEORGE W. BARHAM Dr. W. A. Taylor Veterinarian Phone 453 See At Phillips Motor Co. DOMT DRINK PUNCH TO .6ET PUNCH DRUNK/'iW JOHN PUCHTA, . iVesf- A/fc, (Afscajc^. ' .'^ z-]} EXTEND FARWER VSfSr OF SEATTLE THAN A^AINE EXTENDS £Asr • • • >: OF SEATTLE. NEXT: In Holly wood BY ERSKI^'E JOHNSON ., NBA Staff.Correspondent .HOLLYWOOD-'— Behind Tlio Screen:.'rp;hHVq-and have not. is Humphrey' Bogart's oft screen dilemma- .days, too. Since' his separation' from Mayo Methot, Lauren Bacall would like to be the third Mrs. Bojart. Bogie likes the Idea, .too.- But with Jerry Cicislcr would be an expensive divorce with heavy ftllmony. Thai's problc m,. Mr. Anth ony Bogie's Darryl 2«nuct Is about to take Betty Orablc out of the pin up girl class with a meaty, non-singing, non- dancing role In "Rome Haul," story of the .building of the Erie Canal. The Wjs haA b**n screaming tor a change of pace and this is whnt slit's been walling for ... After reading about the Lucille Ball-Sgl. Dcsl Arnaz reconciliation, Capt. Jerry Hopper wired Desi: "Glnd to hear about reconciliation. That's one bleach-head you want lo hold on to." «. • • Leo Carrillo and the lute Irvin S. Cobb were horseback riding one day in Santa Monica canyon. "Be . Our Boarding House vyith Maj. Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams THE UTTLE TR.OuBl.e- PRO&PECTOR ooWH; MOPE, MOPE, IT AIN'T BROKE., THA.WK HEAVENS.' THE OMLV DlPFRLM-JT TH' BOYS 'M TH' PROMT LIME GOT TO PUT UP WrtH IS THE •WE B*RB WIRE, NOT JlST LAMP AM CO.VOU -THIMK. HE CCXJLD GO THRU SUCH A HORRIBVE ORDEAU WITI-OUT PULLIKJS 1HW PUNY LAMP DOWN? OH. HOW 1 WISH 1 RAM THIS HOME--1HIWGS A'OULD BE A 'T SfcfVO, T\\!lC>G<b 6PECTACutAR. WHY MOTHERS, GET GRAf careful of that saddle," Leo warned. "Il's silver, worth S5000." Cobb grunted: "II. may be a saddle to you, but to me It's nothing but a chafiiiy: dish." ROSE Ijy ANOTHER NAME" Lee Horton, the radio writer wonders why Ihcy arc not described us Keilywolvcs Bol) Murphy Visit Us In Our NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. T.I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts A Service 1141 E. Slain TUone 2122 Whole sole your worn footwear for Winter and obtain sturdy wet resisting soles, greatly lengthen- in? the slice's life. Complete Super Service Station! GOOD GULF GAS AND OILS . . . GOODRICH TIRES . . . WASHING . . . LUBRICATION . . . TIRE REPAIR . . . ROAD SERVICE. We are never (oo busy to appreciate your business. BLAN HEATH 421 \\. Main AUTO AND HOME SUPPLY Phone 828 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service ; l . > :-;.,,. j >i^r^yjjlcr*n,iring, tiid Tir« %pai.- • '•'.WADE COAL CO. N. Hw?. «1 CEILING PRICES I'hor.s 2291 SPRING OATS FIELD SEEDS — GARDEN SEEDS ; Poultry, Dairy and Hog Feeds Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1 800 W. Main St. bonifacc of the House of Murphy has shed 55 pounds. W. c. Fields asked • him how he did it ant Murphy iaid he just stopped drinking. "I'd rather die." nniiouncec Fields . . . ViviRii Dlnine. Just back from her honeymoon with Agent Manny Flank, has enrolled in a Beverly Hills cooking school . . Producers Pine aiul Thomas musl be camera ariicts. Their last picture was "Double Exposure,' 1 their next "Over Exposed." Here's the servant jlory to to) all servant stones. Sonny Tufts ar.d his wife hired a new cook by phone the other day nnd. needing her that night,, Sonny agreed to po to her home and pick her up. As Sonny nnd the womga drove away from her house, the car door accidentally flew open and was almost torn olf when it. struck a telcnhonn pole. Sonny started to swear. The cook got^out of the car and headed homeward, saying: "I refn«n to work for a mnn with such a temper," Lionel Barrymorc has his hair curlrri every morniiie for his rote in "The Vallev of Decision." As n hairdresser wont lo work on him one monilnsr. Orcer Garson noticed l.'lonel criucliiT. "?hc won't hurl von. 1 ' Gtecr kidded. "She won't hurt a beautiful woman, moaned I.innrl. "Nit how about ;v nasty I old n-nn?" THAT'S "SIIOKK" S1NOFNC Add records: ninnh Shore has wm 19 nati'-iinl ringiiii? polls since Ifi40 . .. . Kathrvn OrayfCn. the -f-icen's "n!<•«>" rlrl. gets a change of i^ao. Phc'll phv n tough burlesque miern in "BriMilon Beach" . , . ProttMscd and honed for: CnnKdlDii Ren J'liio pinvini? liim- self In n bao']iii»i"n came for a Pole Smith specialty. V^OOMG- to REMEMBER ^ •—r^lfay Q^w^/j*/y ^5^i• CwrtM.UU.WIUM W W: ' US UttVlfl' Li/L&t&fo _J !__ in Paris, only last month, a pianist made his debut— tch, tch— his Bfythevifle, Phone 856 hr plnj- In n inililU' u-prl nt lVnr*nw. One tiny Ivliilc J-'tcil- crtr I. iimi-tli-Infr (nr <hr Krrnl r\cn(. J'TnTrs^ur rol.^Tirr. hl.s Irnrlicr, nrrl*-i-.x qnlfc ( ,i]f o f hrc:illt nml v.xi-IInllj- \\:ivi-^ n Iflti-r III .11onj<iriir ;inil .lliid.-nnu ChiHilll. Ill DISSONANCE " 'It I Y dcar Profcssor Eisner,' " ' (he recipient of the letter rcr.d aloud, pronouncing each word with care. " 'Thank you for your letter concerning the exceptional talent of your pupil, Frederic Chopin. If the young pianist should ever find himself in Paris, we shall be pleased to give him 3 hearing.'" "—Good, eh?" Nicolas Chopin and his wife exchanged glances. "Signed," Jozcf Eisner said, '"Respectfully, Henri Dupout, Secretary lo Louis Pleycl." 1 He folded.the papor. He re- 1 turned it fo'his pocket, then look il out only to return it again, but lo another pocket. Nicolas Chopin touched his chiu. "Frederic in Paris? Is that M'hal you have in thai head of. yours?" "Kxaclly." And .To?.ef Eisner lapped his own head, "it's all there." Nicolas Chopin smiled .111 tin- bcMeving smile. for ff vnn "rtini ti ntv vnr \nr VOT TKSIVO. 4hn lib*™! trnifo-ln cUr nlj riTinlhir* *>n nrw •' ', AHn Hardy Furn. r«v I K, Main Phone 2302 for ' : —Yes, indeed," Jozef Eisner sail. "How many times I have said it. 'Jozef,' I've said, 'this boy musl be hcnrd. The curtains of the world will rise for him. Humph. Where is the world? •Warsaw? No. Vicuna? No. Paris? Yes, Nicolas. The world is Paris nnd Paris is the world.' And Paris is Pleycl." Mamma Chopin said: "But Frederic—ho is only a child—" Eisner stopped her. He cleared ame was only now on my tongue. The point is— have it — Franz Liszt. But that is not the point, Madame. Forget the name. Only remember Ihis, Madame — his age. Has he reached manhood? No. He is a child. Well, Ihere is nothing wrong wilh Ihnt. That is the way it is done — In Paris!" "Frilzchcn isn't yet 11," Mamma Cliopin said. Monsieur Chopin said: "I do not even think of his age. Jozef." "Sensible." "I think only of the money." " — Money?" * * * PROFESSOR EISNER looked A into the face of his friend. Jf he hnd had the eyes for that sort of thing, which is doubtful, he might have seen in the drawn face of Nicolas Chopin and in the tight little lines about his eyes and mouth the pinched circumstances ' of the Chopin family Tutoring boys in French was hardly a lucrative profession. "Money?" Eisner said. Mamma Chopin nodded. She had learned of necessity to share her husband's practical outlook. "Only think back," she said. "How long lias it been since we liave paid you for a lesson?" !'— Tell, tch." "—And you talk ot Paris! 1 ' "Madame, please, I refuse to fill my head with trifles!" Yet there it was, plain. That is the trouble, always. You have your dream, you carry it in your head lor a long time, then suddenly it is knocked out. Jozef Eisner had his dream and he would not have it knocked out so easily. "I don't say it is Paris tomorrow — or next week. Did I say that? I don't say that at all. I say, let us think about it — plan for it— save for it. That's all I say. Then it will conic, You'll see. Your son, my pupil, is waiting to be heard from, and Paris is wailing lo hear him. Thora are fads! Facls! You want facts! Well, you have them — facts!" Then he broke oil. Nobodr said anything. Izabela was tugging at her mother's dress. A look, nothing short of transport, was n OW on Eisner's -were now tearing into What sounds! What awful, face, and on the conlented faces also of Mamma and Nicolas Cho- Pin, as the strains of Mozart came from the next room. The "wonderful boy" was at it- playing with calm, with brilliance, with ease. * * * , PHORDS! Chords, mad, wild, dissonant! Mozart no longer! Fingers of an angry man—not a child- keys. fearful, frightening sounds! Pain— '; agony—sound—sound—building— 1 bursting—louder—louder—louder!' Jozcf Eisner, his ashen face h.-mi' set, pushed open Hie door. The chords, almost deafening, leaped screaming as it seemed to escape Ihc pounding of the fingers o£ llio- mnn, no longer a boy, <nt the instrument. Jozef Eisner had never heard anything like it. "•—Frederic!" ' The cry was a whisper tliati went unheard in the tumult of, screaming chords. He shouted '. the boy's name again. ; "—Stop it! Frederic, you'll' smash it! You'll smash il!" The fingers struck—harder—' harder. But Frederic's eyes were not on the keyboard; they were fastened on the window, and beyond—yet not on the rain nor at the gray dullness of the open, countryside. They were fixed, as ; Jozef Efsncr now saw, on a herd ! of boarded men, chained one to i the other, slogging through the! mud, flanked on either side by' soldiers of the Russian Czar. > Jozef Eisner's jaw locked. , The fury, the sound, the tumultuous chords! They were tlio swelling voices of freedom, of lib- < oration! Voices—wilh power to ' arouse all Poles against tyrants! Such slender fingers; how firm they were; Thunder—thunder—thunder to ' rend tyrants asunder. Only exhaustion brought si-'' lence, e.Ti JTq.Be .Continued); j

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