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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, BLYTHEVILLE <ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE till to Require laths Criticized Aimed at Communists, Measure Causes Storm in Legislature LITTLE ROOK. March 9. IIP} — Jl bill lx> require public employes to sign anti-Communist oaths met \ storm of opposition in the Ark- (vnsas House of Representative' 'esterday. It was withdrawn fron or.sideratlon. Already pajssed by the Senate, th neasure would require all state tlty and school district employes t tile annually affidavits declaring fhey are not Communists. Rep. Jack Clark of Miller County, who called up tlie measure, said lie might ask leave of the House later to get a roll call on Uie pro- The bil' was attacked by Rep. •Ballon Jennings of Hard County Tax "the silliest bill that ever came tlie floor of this House." Rep. T. A, Hulscy of Hcinpstead ounty objected (o the provision Itha' persons signing the affidavit Imj.st swear that they arc residents of the United States and the Slate lot Arkansas. He pointed out that Jiinder an exchange agreement lleachcrs from this country are sen'. • abroad and leachors fvom other "countries conn here to teach. "These exchange teachers could |not swear that Ihey are cllizcns of the United States." he said. That led Rep. Claude Coffclt o: Benton County to shout. "Do yoi Imean these foreign teachers can Iconic here and teach their dirty |rot in our schools?" When several other members cx- Iprcsscd desire to speak against the Ibill, Clark withdrew it from con- Isiderallon at this time. After extensive debate the House (passed and sent to the governor a (bill creating a retirement system Ifor state highway employes. For the third time a bill by Rep. |L. H. Autry of Mississippi county llo amend the initiated school dis- Itrict reorganization act failed oi (passage. The proposal, which would permit (county school boards to exempt a^ I district from provisions of the re- lornanization act, was debated ex- I tensively. On roll call it failed 62-21 IfiT vote* being necessary lor pass I age. I Hal Boyle's Column — Famous Theatrical Producer Has No Time for Idle Chatter Government |To Lower Income Tax , WARSAW, Po!and(/P)—The Polls government says it is lightening Income tax burdens for workers. Tax •exemptions previously were allowed Ifor those earning up to *22.50 per • month. The figure now has been • raised to $32.50. I Those who earn $50 per month Inow pay a five percent levy. Sal| tries or wages over $250 monthly are subjected to a 30 percent tax. One Hercules moth found in Aus- Itralia had a wlngspan of 14 Inches By Georr* Tucker (for Ha) Boyle) NEW YORK—</P»—Max Gordon is not a mail for small talk. "Nothing older than yesterday Is worth talking about," he says. Now Max Gordon is a famous theatrical producer. He is a man of the world. Statesmen on both sides of (he ocean are his confl- dnnts. Twice he survived nervous breakdowns. Once the stock market wiped him out. With his background, Max ought to be able to charm the birds out of (he trees if he wished. He has ; everything a great conversationalist | needs—years of rich experience, j friends of distinction. But he doesn't go In much for idle conversation. He volunteers nothing. Max was born tn (he slums of the East Side and his rather was a pants prcsscr. He began in burlesque, booked acts for vaudeville, and inally became an Independent Producer in 1930. Since then his judgment has backed between 60 and 10 shows, among them "Roberta," "Design for Living'' "His Master's Voice," •The Shining Hour." "The Grcut Walt'V "Jubilee," "The Women," "Abe Lincoln in Illinois," ''Dotls- worth." "My Sister Eileen," and "Born Yesterday." So 1 went to sec him the otAcr duy and asked him co talk about himself. "What's there lo say?" "Oh. come now. nobody could put on that many plays without having things happen!" "They've been written." "No disappointments?" "1 never had any." i "Then tell me about your sue esses." "If they happened before yes- erdny. 1 close my mind to them never remember things older than esterday." "Didn't you once try to get Waler Huston lo play 'Dodsworth'? Didn't they say he wns in Washington? Didn't you ransack the lotcls. looking for him? And utter •ou had failed, didn't you run Into iuston out riding? Didn't you close :he deal on horseback?" "Yes." "What happened?" "Just what you said happened." I knew Max Gordon was frugal with words, but I tried again. "I have heard," I said, "of young playwright who once sold you a one-act play. He needed a $50 advance to get married, and you gave t to him. Who was It?" •Eugene O'Neill." "That's what 5 mean." i cried, happy at last to get KOlng. "Toll me more of the Eugene O'Neills, ihe wanner things of life, the nncc- dotcs, the high spots or your career." There never was but one Eugene O'Neill." Gordon Is > sturdy, compact man, with owlish eyes. They are wide open BS tit stares at you. He lias n framed message from Winston Chun-hill on the wall, and a picture of Bernard Bnruch. He also has two lelcphoncs oh his desk, and when they ring he sits there quietly. » receiver nt each ear, until the calls are completed. Then he hangs up. This happened while I was there, but he changed routine. He said, "Okny, I'll meet you In ten mlu utes." He swung his ehnlr ftrovmri to lie. "Tills lias been going on twen- I ty minutes, How long will It l»»t? I'm hungry." "Tlie chance encounter (hut Noel Coward could liuve expnnded Into a five-set comedy never happened !o you, did It, Mr. Gordon?" "No." "The casurtl luncheon Ihut would have provided Alexander Wollcott with four Sunday night broadcasts didn't either, did It, Mr. Gordon?" "H begins to look as if no luncheon is going to happen to me." But it did. 1 hope Mnx got * good one. With plenty or talking serum sprinkled In his coffee. "IT'S WONDERFUL THE WAY WE'VE SAVED BY USING BOTTLE GAS!" 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