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' KiviS 's&Lll ' TEE BLYTHEVILLE CX)URIER NEWS THE COURIER NSV73 OO.' •'' H. W; RAINES,' Publisher , SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor JAMES A." OATEN3, Advertising Man>r SATURDAY, 'AIAUCH a, * 'Sole National Advertising Representatives: ..Wallace Witmer. Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. , , congressmen and read a l/pieal wtoK's fan mail from critical, demanding, hyper-vigilant constituents. ' Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday 'Entered as second class matter at the poat- ofllce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- grws, October 9, 1917. 3cn-ed by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blytheville, 20o per week, or 85c per month: .;/. By mall,- within a radius ol 40 miles, $4-00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three month*; by malloutside BO mile zone,-$10.00 per year ' payable in advance. Demobilizing Bureaucracy ,"\Ve must pay just as much attention to 1 demobilizing the bureaucrats as .we-do to demobilizing the Army or Navy," said Sen. Arthur Vnmlcuberg in a recent radio address. The Michigan senator wasn't just making another Republican speech about a Democratic •administration. Me admitted that Uie war had made bureaucracy inevitable; that generally it had been handled well; that many con- 'trols must remain after victory as in• surance against economic collapse. At the same time llr. Vandenberg cited the potential-danger in a body of some 4000 executive decrees which hnvc the force of law, but not the background of open debate and voting of; our law-making process. He warned of the tenacity of a bureaucracy, which : might seek to perpetuate itself. Certainly an" expensive government payroll of more than 3,000,000 civilians .is as.foreign to our needs and traditions as an armed force of 10,000,000, - however necessary both may be now. But there's a difference between the •• two-groups: unlike most of the millions in the armed forces, the civilian army may not be anxious to go home. '.', So it seems logical that Mr. Vandcn- berg's proposed demobilization of the bureaucrats might also include a rehabilitation program. Some occupants of top drawers in our Washington, bu- *_ reads may need it before they are reconciled to returning to private life. Washington has a considerable num- •*• bet of young men who came to the bu- ..'-. reaus straight out of college, or from the early beginning of a business or professional career. Many of them arc bright young men, representing a possible source of national leadership in the coming postwar decade. But their first experience with government has been in an unnatural atmosphere. They have had too much authority over the lives and livelihoods of their fellow •citizens, with a minimum of responsibility. There has been loo little to remind them that they are public • servants. Many wartime directives and decisions tracing from the young men in the alphabetical agencies reveal that they mistook ultimate .authority for iijtimate ; .knowledge. They; have made y;eaMu^W|jaiKJ;niji\v'ork(d))c^Aitdnip'ts 'to •'•'f^rqd^gofrtpH^ industrial • prncticesv.- to conform to wartime needs without consulting those affected. And they have sometimes rejected advice through a • suspicion that special knowledge can't exist without special pleading. It probably should be made clear to V these young men that they were given • emergency powers that most people be- belicved were more necessary than wise. They should be convinced that ordinary people insist on a voice in decisions which affect their lives. Perhaps a good first step in rehabilitation would be to have the young men visit the offices of their home-district The Age of Reason The Democratic National Committee, doubtless seated in a circle about a .steaming cauldron, devised a way to close the rifts in .party ranks. They would, it. was -decided, invoke the spirit of Thomas Jefferson instead of Andrew Jackson at their annual fund-rinsing dinner, thereby soothing the feelings of their "Jeffersoiiian Democrat" members. Then some of the chieftains outside the charmed circle raised an objection. The Jefferson' Dhydinner would fall on Friday the 13th, a baleful fact that most certainly would spell the party's doom in the next- elections. We can't think of anything in this age of science and reason that has done more to renew our faith in witchcraft. We now suspect. that it wasn't Mr. Hillman and the PAG that swung the November election, as most people believe. We prefer to believe that the Dcmo- •' entile National Committee met one dark night beneath a mossy oak and stuck pins in the effigy of Governor Dowey. Always the First Harbinger of Spring • tO THIY SAY When Ihc hid us lila lists can get the upper hand over these beasts who apparently ore from the Army and who now are in control of the government,, they will take over, they will begin lo put out very attractive peace feelers. To my mind that Is the most dangerous period we are facing until peace is actually declared.—Adml. William P. Halsey Jr. • * * There was a systematic retrenchment In food distribution after Ihc 'first bombing raid last September. There was n slash of almost 50 per cent in quality and quantity.—Seymour Schccli- ter, Manila business man held at Los Banos. The chief difference between our military government In Sicily and Italy and that planned for Ihe Reich will be Ibe absolute lack of sympathetic Interest in the civilian populalion of Germany.—Llcut.-Col. Joseph L. Canby of WymiL'wood, Pa., G-5 officer with 7th Army, t * * This is Hie toughest beach I have seen, and I have made 15 landings. Tarawa wns a hell of a lot easier.—Capt. C. E. Anderson, USNR, at Two. * * * We want a world that is free from, bullies going around and beating people lip nnd taking things away from them, or making thorn do what they want them lo do. Our foreign policy is lo make lhat kind of a world.—Assistant Secretary of Stale Dean Acheson. * * * Whatever the views of others may be, I feel certain there will be much hard fighting before the Germans arc forced to lay down their arms. —Undersecretary of War Robert P. Patterson. When the war is over we shall face a task almost ns great in magnitude, (hough happily different iii kind, from the war effort itself, We shall be short of almost every kind of thing that people need to use nnd wear.—John Wllmot, parliamentary secretary British Ministry of Supply. It must not be forgotlen lhat Hie Jnps consider Iwo Island as Ihc homeland. There is every indication • that our, fanatical -enemy. will fight to :itic hi.ltcr bwl.^tt. 'Cien. : Holland; ; M. sinij/h, ,vV; : ./',^-;^''v^; '•••'KM.; ; .*••.•• .>-'':fc-v> : ' : 'J )'*•••• 'To 1 be remote was once lo be invulnerable. Bill no country can be confident of standing aloof from war today because no country is now remolc.—British Ambassador Lord Halifax. • • • The greal need ii lo keep up the momentum, to give our foes no lime to reorganize and re- equlp.—Undersecretary of War Robert P. Patterson. * * * I hate the Americans. One thing they cannot lake away from us. We will Marl our.r.ew life under: the old principle that we have been taught—to live means to fight. Walt and see who laughs last . . . Today I just about- rushed into a buried mine. An American saved my life. —Girl, 17, at Monschau, Germany, in letter to SS trooper sweetheart. "If you are half as had off financially as yon said when you"stormed al my relatives nfler their very mild hinl Vor a loan, I don'I .sec why you have lo make tin income : ......... lax-return al all!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD IS NOT IN DESIGN/ SOMODEKN REPRODUCTION FRO.Vt AN OlO DRAWIN& OF A I5TH CENTURY" SOLDISR AND HIS HAND GUN, THAT GIVES LIFE TO AUl_ 5ROWIN& PLANTS..-YEf THEY GROvV FASTER. IN THE 0ARK. ANSWER: Smoked and salted haddock, NEXT: Our frigid equator. In Hollywood Announcements The Courier News haa been authorized to announce the following candidacies for the Municipal Election in April. For .Mayor E. B. JACKSON (for re-election) AUTO and ELECTRIC RADIOS REPAIRED CITY RADIO REPAIR Municipal JvSgt GEORGE W. BAEHAM GRAfWMJSUDBURY nounced: "Guess I've gotta be loyal to David O. Selznick. Horseback riding." 324 EAST MAIN ACROSS FROM LILLY STREET Says Experience Most Valuable I Asset Of\Solons J CONWAY, Ark., Mar. 3. (UP)— Take it from n new member of the Arkansas Senate, experience is the most valuable asset a member of the legislature can possess. Senator William Ketcliesicie - ~ of Comvay says thai counties and sen- alorial'districts should select a good man lo represent them, and then re-elect him from year to year. He says every additional term a legis- ialor serves he will become of grenl- er value to his constituents. Kctcheside cited Senator Roy Milum of Harrison, who Is now serving his 23rd consecutive year in the Senate, as the most influential mem her of that body due to his long experience. BUYING LOGS Oak — Pecan — Cypress — Cotton wood — Tupelo BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark Phone 2911 II V BUSKING JOHNSON NCA SlaCf Corrt'spomlenl HOLLYWOOD. — Cowpokn Joe otlcn— n fjir cry Irony Ihc. ncu.rq- sychiatrlc >fflcl}of ]\( "fn j i Itf ; Sct- s -You"— ljiifMi$|On.)iif|guii; belt, iHchcci up his chaw's and climbed .board a cow pony. "It came ns (inllc a surprise tc lollywiod when Joe joined David O. Sel/nick's parade of stars who vlll go western lor "Duel in the Sim." Known throughout the in- Inslry for his versatility aflci ilaying everything from patriarch. ,o "young lovers. Joe 1 had neve ;onc wild west before. Dnt, then, neither had Grcgorj Peck or Jennifer Jones. Gotten and reck portray a coupl of rongh-and-tough brothers wh pursue Jennifer, a vicious half breed. Also in the caf.t arc Lione narrymorc and Lillian Gish a parents of (lie two firebrands. Sclznick promises additional to personalilies before casting Is com plclcO. When we walked In on cowuoH Our Boarding House with Ma j.Hoopie Out Our Way ByJ. R.Williams e in his dressing room lie was ri[ , s gclms . rying on high-heeled boots. Joe as puffing. "Xqu're getting a liltle red in yjf'ice,'') [we; Volunteered. "Keep it\t!.uu find;'ran woYi'l need- any lakVop : 16 "play a technicolor exan." That has nothing to do with ic hoots." Joe retorted. "Sun did Been gelling in quite a bit of cnnls -lately." "Tills really is something new or you, Joe How do you think ou'll like going western?' 1 \EVEU FKI/T UETTKK ^ "Swell,", Joe said. "This tennis cally is doing me good. Never fell | world, letter in my life." 'Thoupht maybe your role of a otigh Texan might make good copy," we suggested. "Okay," said Joe. "You know, It's not Ihc rust on a rusty nail that causes infection. A shiny one can be just as dangerous if it car- DRS. NIES & N1ES OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS Recto I Diseases a Specialty (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main Blythevlile, Ark. Phone 2921 must bp mended." And she might ha\;e ja'ddcd: "And I will do the mending.'.' TheiijShe.said: : !'£: s ug- ges'tc'Franzj'lliai we take him to Nohant for ;i few days." "Very good idea! Splendid—" : 3VI XXIV WOMAN OF DETERMINATION "ADAME SAND wns saying that for the artist, finding himself pursued, the only escape was to shut himself off from the 3!c should live with his own genius, as far removed from the crowd as possible. For the crowd is former pulling a man down to its own level. "And IYe~been playing tennis a lot with I that level, Monsieur Chopin, can CUTOUT WHAT RACKET? IM JUST LEARt-JlM HIM TO SIMG '£ ALL/ IP IT DISTURBS 30E SREVMSOW, Trie SPORT SCRlBE.TOLTJ READtU DOWMSIAIKIS GO UPSTAIRS ' He CAfJ SET A SOB AFTER.sMN ASMODEU FOR FACTOR^.' <5O OFTEN HE STARTED Hill Tilden. He's sure doing things for.my backhand." "Fine." wo said. "Now in 'Duel In Hie Sun' I understand you're the closest thing to a good mem her of a tough family. You're a pretty okay guy and Peck's a bad boy.'' "That's what they tell me." Joe said. "Terrific chop, that Tilden. Wish I had one like it." GOOD EXERCISE "En.w 'I'll lie Seeing You' the olhcr night- Thought you did swell job." be very low." She had in mind no doubl her own years of struggle in tlie sheets o£ Paris. Those clays were now far oft, and the quiet though elegant living room of her Paris apartment spoke only success. The wine was poured. Madame Sand raised her glass. "To the future of Frederic Chopin!" Franz Liszt said: "To the bril- HY so soon?" He must work, lie must give concerts and more concerls, and ever more concerts. He must lose himself in his work. He must do it- It was the only possible thing for him to do. The concerts would make the money to send to Poland to Tylus and to Konslancja for the great cause— -=-Konslancja? Symbol of what he was lighting for—not the vision in while with the rose in her dark hair but a girl in peasant dress, her shoes enriched with Polish earth—a girl of the people and a patriot! They were patriots lo- gelher, and some day he too would return lo Poland to hear the sing- 'Thanks." SB Id Joe. "Had a lot lianl future of Frederic Chopin." ' "Whatever that future amounts f fun making that one. Almost as men fnn as tennis. Good exercise, cnnis. Let's see. This is your third >iclure recently with Jennifer ones, isn't it? Like lo work with Shore do," Joe drawled. "Had iny trouble gelling lennis balls atcly " We hr.dn't. A stable boy was loartlnff a big. black horse up towards Joe's dresshie room. By the way. just for the record. What Is your favorile sport?' Joe .'cratched his wavy hair, mus shall osvo it nil to ing of free men"Yes, Madame—concerts." Franz Liszt said: "After all, George, artists must live—" . "Not only that, Madatne. There are v certain causes that must live, too—" "—Ah, I thought so." "In Poland, Madame— Well, it is not not like France, and when I came to Paris, there was a purpose—" "Interesting." But she was not . ed a moment, grinned and an- WK FIU. M.L DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU KONKT STEWART'S Drug Stor« Mam ft Lake Ww«e WO, "AND where," said Frederic, •"• "is Nohant?" "—My de; Sand studied trouble. You thing exactly "After all, George, Monsieur Chopin is a stranger to Paris." Then to Frederic: "Nohant is a very beautiful place. It is George's place in Ihe counlry." "—Oh, you will like it. It's a different world. There are no purposes there—no purposes whatever. Well?" "Yes, Madame." "—Then it's scltled!" "I mean no, Madame!" "It's settled. We leave in the morning—by early coacli—" ' "—I'd like to, ot course. But—" "You have nothing lo say, Monsieur. You hear him, Franz? Not even a few days—to relax—for his soul's good." ••_No, Madame." "You think, Monsieur Chopin, ; you have worlds lo conquer?" "—Conquer, Madame? Thai's hardly the word." "Monsieur, must you be exact • everything? All right. You ; you—and to Franz Liszt." They drank. Then Lis?.t said: "You are too generous, Chopin. You have talent enough in your own fingers without help from me." "ThanK you, Maeslro." They sat down. "What are your plans?" Madame Sand asked. Frederic tried to think of Professor Eisner and of the dreams they had had together and ot all the things they would do when they had arrived in Paris. And now they had arrived! ; "My plans? Well, lo give concerts—as soon as possible." ' "No." "Yes, Madame." ... . concerned wilh the "causes," or the "purpose" which had brought Chopin to France. He was here, the "causes" were behind, and Chopin's future was ahedd, and there was his genius to think of. Causes nnd purposes were for men without genius. "I think, Franz, Monsieur Chopin does not have the temperament for concerts—" "I don't sec why not." George Sand rose. "Look at him, Franz. Look at him." She put her hands to her own cheeks. "Pale. Drawn. That's what purpose can <io io a man." —No, Madame. Not purpose. Not the cause of Poland. Oh, \vo;ild lo heaven it were. That were indeed a blessed purpose. "Why, in 10 years, Franz, he'll have burned away completely. No, I don't iiku it at all, lie are not looking for worlds to con- i quer, but—" She liflcd her eyes • lo the ceiling. She tapped her j lips with her finger. "You have | a purpose? Purpose. Yes, that's ,; the word." "I bow to the word, Madame. I confess iny guilt. Yes, I havcV i a purpose—thank God I have it, p j for without a purpose, Madame, I think—" .She was smiling at him. ' " —No, Madame, it is not exact- ! , ly that." !i "Franz, I think it's his teacher.: • I really do. Monsieur must first ask permission. The Professor, you know, might not approve. Faugh!" She turned sharply. "You will go to Nohanl! We leave by early coach. No excuse. We never accept them." "She's right, Chopin. Never] offer George an excuse." r ',f (To Be Continued) ..