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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE COUKIKU NKWS I'HE BLYTHEVIU.E COURIER NEWS THE COURIEK NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher ' SAMUEL r'. NORRIS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager , Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace' WUmcr Co., New York, ChlcsKO, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. ^Published E\'ery Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as H'tond class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle. Arkansas, under act of Con- Tress. October 9. 1917. Served by the United Press ; SUBSCRIPTION RATES ; By currier in the city oi Blythevllle, 20o per ,»'eek, or 85o per month. i By mall, within a radius of iO miles, M.W pel' •'your. $2.00, for six months, $1.00 for three months; ;by mnil outside 50 mile zone. J10.00 per year advance. Retreat From Isolation Comdr. Harold Stassen recently said ' flint, in liis opinion, this country ha:< I definitely lef* isolation behind, and that I applies !o both parties." The same cvc- iijpg thai Ilio former Minnesota governor made thai statement, Senator Bur- Jpn K. Wheeler delivered a radio speech' Hhal may have added some slight ';>\veighl to CoimJr. Stiisscn's hopeful '•words. .',''.'. Mr. Wheeler tore Ihe Yalta confer- r-ejice apart, lie has done much the .'.game thing with the administration's ^yhole wartime foreign policy, right - : -down the line. He didn't pull his punches. ••:- The Democratic senator from Montana never does. If any American docs :,'iiot know.that Mr. Wheeler was one of :;the most ''powerful' and voluble of pre-war isolationists, it isn't Mr. .Wheeler's ;f;u;lt. Yet i( has seemed recently that -•yyheii Mr. Wheeler has : mounted the •'rostrum-to discuss our foreign policy, that rostrum has been moved an inch or so from its previous' moorings. ', It still doesn't stand very cllwe to the ; position of ConKlr..Stas3ei; and millions ;of like-minded Anirricans.' Rut it can't ', be overlooked that in this latest speech • Ihe s'cnaior did .say a kind word for the ' Atlantic Charter. ! "We must throw our full weight •behind the principles of the Atlantic Charter," he warned, "if we do not wish -io see our American ways drag- god..cowa in the muck and mire of Old .Wbfkr evils' and hatreds." ; I Ti-e,second half of'that statement jhas p.n ok), fafpiiiar pug. But Ihe-.-spn- |ator does prescribe the Atlantic Char, ter a.-; a means of dodging the;perils ; that.he pictures. And the Atlantic Char'. ter is. scarcely an instrument of isola- -. tion. " • ' If Mr. Wheeler is moving his ros- • (mm ever so slightly away from iso- • lationism, he is undoubtedly taking his ; audience with him. Mr. W.heeler has always commanded a considerable following.:-It. Is doubtful, however, that this .-following will go beyond him and cle- ; raaml a more international stand from ; him when the Senate- debate on inter• national organization finally 'begins. The senator has a plan of his own for international organization. U calls for a "United Nations political council" (without access to the use of force in maintaining peace) which would lead into a "United States of Kuropc" (in which the United States of America apparently would have no part). This reveals Senator Wheeler doing business at (he same old stand. II seems to refute Comdr. Slasscn's opinion and our footnote of faint encouragement. Yet there is enough change in Mr. Wheeler's attitude to lend hope thai so influential a senator is nol wholly irreconcilable. We believe thai Comdr. Slasscn's estimate of public sentiment is about i)0 per cent right. Whether that sentiment can translate itself into two- thirds plus one of the Senate wlit-n the time of treaty confirmation arrives is another matter. K would be a tragedy of incalculable effect if it could not. \Vt> hope thai ll:e grain of concession in Mr. Wheeler's speech is a symplon of a move toward a truer reflection of public opinion in the Senate. - KSI'MV, MAKCIl G, 1915 Just-About Ready to Take Off ..'.^•- New Inventor It was a surprise to learn from the Internal tonal Association of Chiefs of police that President Jvooscrell was the man who suggested a new, .simple and, engineers say, perfect method for testing automobile brakes. • Jt is an inch (hick piece of .wood which fits ever ;>. brake-pedal shaft behind the pedal, Press Ihe pedal, and if the wood strikes the floor board before I the brakes take hold, the brakes need fixing. Simple as thai. Most of us could more easily imagine Mr. Roosevelt inventing a new system of national economy than an inocniou.; |; tt | c (n - ck fo ,. ni . lkhli , tho traffic safety cop's job easier. So wo are happy, if .somewhat jimazed, to have this further proof of his versatility. , • Certainly wo all hope that lie will fully exploit this knack of practical in-' veniiver.c™ la find as efficient, a means of testing the brakes of a civilization that still .seems in some • danger of skidding out of hand. iPSON IN WASHINGTON Kaiser arid Postwar;!Steel SAY The policy ire lieu; acid believe will emerge from the Sun Francisco Conference, and others lo follow, will embarty cooperation amom; nations la l-cep down t>j;grcisors.—Vice President Harry S. Truman. • • » V,'o /lii<:lic:t them dons the west sian of tlie to.-Kh through pillboxes and underbrush, and at right we stood up in our loxholes on Ihe front liriM and fought off their counter-attacks with bayonet.';, E''er.r.itcs and knives.—Gunnery Scrgt. Ear! M. Hcnccck of El Centra, Calif., at Iwo. • « .. The start of the all-oi:t American offensive in the sector between fioermor.d and Aachen i:r,lcates that a new chapter—u decisive chap- ler--rf this v,ar is about lo be will ten.—Marti iri!llcnslcl:e:i, Nail commentator. EMEMBER. A' XXVI AT NOHANT T the last moment, for some reason Madame Sand had neglected to explain, Liszt failed to ]om them. "—And I warn you, Monsieur" she sairf to Frederic as the coacli rumbled on toward Nohant, "you will displease me very much if you do not make use of your holi- ur o- day to rest. There will be a Piano, of course— and you arc to Play when t) lC mood seizes you. But no work, and no purposes, heaven forbid, Monsieur!" TTio country about Nohant was Pat and at first view not particularly impressive. Bui you were soon captivated by the winding lanes, the high un-cut hedges, the fragrance of honeysuckle, Ihe orchards and the fields of hemp. ' !.-~ N ° P ur Poscs," she repeated • * sn j» p11 remember exactly, j "Madame! That sounds so dis- <an^ George! Plain George! Say H, Frederic." • -— **»r»«.''- ot that way. George'." .; 5 tri ^ 't again. .M.T-'- Etsra P«i her foot -Whores your voice? -Scream it at me!":? ' 'VGcofge.!" he said in a shrill voice. "Bettor! Much better!- I- knew y ju could do it. Monsieur—! mean Frederic." They 'laughed t-^thor, but George's Jasigh was loud and Boisterous. In the evenings they sat by the fireside, sometimes for minutes at a time without talking. Tiien George would rake the fire and Send the flame 1 ; shooting, and Frederic would v ,tch them in silence imagining them spires that were reaching toward heaven. , George lounged in red trousers and slockin0s, which Balzac had once described as coquettish, 'and she woro yellow slippers, bordered with a Iritis;. She talked about herself, one if her favorite topics. "Yes," she said, as though it \verc in answer 0 a question, though none was asked; "I have always trusted mphci|ly lo my instincts, and I iavc sometimes made mistakes about other people, but never ibout myself. The thing, Fred- :nc, is to know yourself well." ^But can you always know?" If you're honest about it; yes. Hut most people prclcnd to be what they're nol and try to live up to the pretense." * « « QNE ev.-rning Frederic was seized with ;>n impulse. George!" She smiled. "—Close your eyes." "Why?" "—No, don't ask questions." She closed her eyes. "Are they closed?" "Don't you sec they are?" Frederic raised his hands, then hey fell again to his side "—Well? May I open them?" "No." "How long, Monsieur, would you play ihis game?" Frederic looked at her. hesitant not having the cnurogn to "follow h " impulses— "You may open could catch. There were rhythms nncl cadences in all experience and il was tho artist's highest duly to catch those cadences nnd rhythms and to freeze them into words or in music or in whatever other medium he might choose. 'It is for that reason," she said "you must live for yourself. But you must do it Ir.ily, selfishly, anri absolutely, even at the risk: of. being misunderstood. For tho highest purpose is always to discover yourself—lo see yourself— yes, beautiful, bare, naked. There arc other purposes, of course, but they are not for you, Frederic. Ihcy must be left to others who have neither the seeing eye nor the hearing car nor the courage to shed themselves of pretenses." In talks such as this, the like of which he had never heard, George .Sand began to discover Frederic to himself. She gave l»m .-i vision he had never had, n point of view, a direction, a pattern of Ihe life that was to be and from which he must never deviate. And then— ''The other clay you said you musi l ravc Nohant—" ' did ray it, George." Because you were them, George." She looked up at him, InuRliini;. Well, Monsieur, what was ilic purpose of that?" "—George! I must leave Nohant-—" f ., of you weren't afraid yourself?" the worst possible fear. '••'.•to unsure—" j >'!« of iheir fingers ''- 'they were close and •Mmc close;-. They were not Z, they v.-orc fighting and 4 W ^"M^ - S'5^- -"? What kind of talk Is-that" 1 U, f l i f Clr nrms mct> :-Voi, want me JU^, ^^^^0$ if into words, poem the arti,, Vet The Witch of. Nohant had woven - -spell, nnd she was as nuicli B.v I'ETKK KDSON NEA Washington Correspondent \XASHINGTON, D. c—Rivalry of Henry J. Killer ahd U, S. Slecl Corporation Interests over the post-i war market for iron and steel production In the west offers a perfect case on the subject of recon- version and .'disposal of war plants, It Is worth; looking at because ^t can be reduced to relative slmpji- city and understandable element.!' First is tlie big Geneva Steel works nenr Provo. Utah. It is n government-owned. Defense Plant ' Corporation: facility, operated by •,U. S. Steel corporation. It was built ; at a cost of 204 million dollars. It j.ls probably the most modern steel ,) plant, in the. .world,'today, a beau- '.tlful engineering job, "the 'answer' to a steelman'.s dream. The other element in the picture Is the Kfllse'r Company's Fontann plant in the Los Angeles nrca. It is privately owned m«I privately operated, though It wns built by. Kaiser.on, money borrowed from tlie government's' Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Total of the RFC loans for construction and operation is IIS million dollars. Kaiser has paid: back in cash some five million.dollars plus Uvo-an<l-a r half million dollars the Kaiser company would like to have sol. aside as a postwar reserve for recon- version, which RFC has not allowed: 10 MILLIONS PLEDGED Til adition, Kaiser has earmarked the earnings of some of his shipbuilding operations in the west Iff further retire' this debt to the government. "There is now pledged tor this repayment some 80 million dollars. Shipbuilding may not continue 16ng enough to wipe out the government loan, but additional profits from ship repair operations will be credited to the account so that it will he materially reduced. Hie exact amount depending on IM length of the war. The Kaiser management estimate-- thnt on wnr business alone, some 00 million dollars may Ije available to pay back RFC, so that at the 1 end of the war the government will have an.interest in Fontann of something over -10 million dollars. Both Fontana and Geneva have been entirely on war work, producing the Ingots, plate, bars and billets needed for ships an ( | munitions. | Both mills were built for just this purpose. Before either can be any j good for postwar purposes, ndcii- ' lional facilities will have to be bui',' lo produce the sheets and shapes required by civilian niaiiufacliiriiu; | Industrie* in the west. To mnkr cither mill suitable for pcace-limr I production will require additional investments estimated at 40 million dollars. Making these additional investments will be up to Kaiser la die case of Fontana, tip to whoever acquires Geneva—unless the government decide* It will have lo make the further investments to saw Us present Investments or to provide jobs for stcets-orkcrs now employed in the two plants, ' | Tile west, very rtcfiuitclv wants a stceel Inrtirlry of Us own which 1 will be Independent of eastern dominance and will furthermore be able to sell steel al from $66 to $12 a [ton less, thai being the pre-war difforenti.il between eastern and western prices, due to freight costs from the eastern steel mills. PRODUCTION EXPANDED Before the war. the western sled Industry had a capacity of B-IO.COI) |"?otjonsji year, though the -,\osl Announcements The courier News hM been authorized to announce the following candidacies for the Municipal Election In April. For Mayor E. R. JACKSON (for re-election) Munldpil 3n«ft GEORGE W. BARHAM GRAHAM SUDBURY lulls;))! 'J.oso.Ofl!) nr;n(, tuns. Today Geneva has a :niKit:ily oi 1,200,00!) ngot tons, l'-(:manu' 'iM.flOo ami Hie six steel compium's which did tusiness in (he west he tore the . lirtvc e:.;|.-ind«t Ihcii- production to I.:i5n,000 tons. The grand tfilr.l of 3.25!>,iii;o in'uit ion-: is nearly 'licuigli to meet all v.-f.stom market cicmauds and ihi- v.sl could be nwc!" independent. v,'i:h relatively small additional facilities at Fontana nnd Geneva. To think Hint ca.-M'ni slnpj companies will let this c'vpimdintr wF;sl- r-r» market ire' ,-uv.ty from (Mem without a fight is, of course, silly. I 1 . S. Steel has ho*n .some interest in accniirhi" Oc'iieva fciv |iri- also,, Foiitana. |^' m • 51! a»i"»j-vj^.,. tiu- war, nmi latter move, however, is generallly regarded in !he industry as a gesture to annoy Kaiser. Kaiser reacted by saying lie might be interested in acquiring Geneva. Before either plant is disposed of, tlie costs will have to be written down so private operators cansliow - profit. The prevailing thought in government being against monopolies an,) in favor of competition, a strong j argument will no doubt be made to i encourage Kaiser to add fjtcMitjps! at Fontana, and to sell Geneva to whnever else will buy—preferably a company not afiiliatcd with extern steel inlerest.s. Sn Hollywood IIV KKSK1NK JOHNSON NKA StafT Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, March 6—Many a young actor sluing up Charles Coburn, remarks: "Now what's lie Bot that I haven't got? And why don't 'producers fight to get me in pictures the way they go alter him?" Well, Charlie carries a handicap of an admitted GO years to begin with. And he has converted a haunch, paunch and jowl that has rolled up slzeahly In the last few years from a liability to an asset. Then there's the famous Coburn monocle—Charlie says more with that than most actors can with their lines. And, of course, we haven't even lapped Die topic of sex-apiieal which survives in certain gents right Into deep nutiintii. Charlie gets a fine chance to display all these things to advantage in "Colonel Efringham's Raid," his recent star picture. Charlie employs all the above-mentioned assets to full advantage and he has, in addition, a rare southern flavor necessary to the piece. Charlie comes by this naliinilly. He was born in Savannah, Oa IJNTEKKI) MOVIES Charles Cabuni came into pictures less than nine years ago. He was a man of the theater up to the time his wife, who had been associated with him a.s the famous team, The Coburns, died. Motion pictures provided a change of scene at a .sncl time. And the 39 films he has made since 1938 have provided a. bonanza. Options have carried fat raises and Charlie, who threatens to leave (lie cameras for a full year shortly now. will have four pictures working for him around tlie country while lie does a play on Broadway. All this IP Coburn really goes. This isn't the first year he's- broken out In a spring rash to get back to Uroadway. Thcatcrmcn have been dangling: good plays at Coburn ever since he made a hit in fillums. When Charlie reads one he becomes like tlie old lire horse that yanks at the halter when he smcllH a wliifT of smoke. But so far each threat lias been postponed. Moviemen have dug up more tempting; unit, and movie money is fat and certain. Charlie's bags were packed when Lamar Trolti sent over the script of the Berry Fleming novel, "Colonel Effingham's Raid," with a note: "If you don't tlo it, we'll have to shelve It." COUU>N'T W> IT "After waiting nine years for such a story," says Charlie, giving' his monocle a comfortable twist and turning on that charm which penetrates the audience so tellingly from Die screen, "lion 1 could I pass it tip, So I shelved my play, 'Master of the Revels; for a while longer. But I'll be off by June, with luck, to live for a year in a real city." He puts the good old New Yorker's feeling into those words. The monocle is definitely part' oi Coburn's off-stage set-up.' "A monocle keys a man, not only as to his present but as to his past," says Charlie. "It says more for what a fellow lias been thai) 20 descriptive line's." Business Women Will Not Hold 1945 Convention LITTLE ROCK, Mar. 6 IU.PJ — There won't be any state convention of the Arkansas Federation of Business and Professional Women this year. The Federation's executive committee met at Little Rock Sunday and voted to postpone the annual convention, indefinitely. The postponement complies u-illi a Office of Defense Transportation order banning conventions where more than 50 persons would be present. Miss Nora Brown of Fort Smith. Federation president, presided at Sunday's session. California scientists have found that X-rays increase the effect of certain poisons as much as 25 'per cent. FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone G9L OsccoU, Ark. 'Small-Ton u 1 Governor INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Ralph F. Gates, newly-inaugurated Governor, stepped across a street against flic traffic light. Slopped by a policewoman, the flustered Hoosier chief executive explained he was "from i\ small town where the pedestrians were not required to obey traffic lights." The "alibi" worked. SIDS OUNCES \\ \ 1,,-ni lo so iimuy receptions iiml foniuil niiurs 1-ik-ly tliiii (, V m- Ke SUSK0 .sl c «l we speiul a dull evening just visilm" .HIE- plain, everyday nci^hhors!" BUYING LOGS Oak — Pecan — Cypress — Cotton wood — Tupeb BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Phone 2!)11 THES CURIOUS WORLD rtrgiwon- LIVE ON WOOD, BUT THEV CA/VT •TINY." PROTOZOA. INSIDE THEIR INTESTINES CONVERT THE EATEN WOOD INTO A FOOD 5UITABLK FOR THE TERMITES' MOURISHMEMT. SMALLER -ri VIRGINIA, ON CE WAS THE LEADING COLONWLPOWEK OP THE VVORLO, AtJO 6TILI, RANKS FIFTH IN COLONIAL POSSESSIONS. 2o-Foor.cASTLE, BUILT av AFRICAN TERMITES. COPfl. ins BY nix SERVICE:. INC. ANSWER: Vladivostok, Russia. 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