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April 2, 1946

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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BI/YTHEVILLE (AUK.) COUUIKll NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 19-10 IBM BLTTHBVILLJB OOUWKB NXW8 •— W«UM* Wttawr Oo, tntt, ' g- 7 ' Tort, . av_ OctabM"* 1»17. »t tb* part- Mi oC Oo»- aecred by tb* UnttwJ Piw BOBfiCRIPnOH BATB 87 carrier In Ui4 dtr of BlrttwfUU or uur •uburbui town wb«n nnfa* Mtrie* to maintained, 30o per wwfc or Me per noottL By mail, wlfcbin a ndtaM of 40 mllv. MOB per year, 12.00 tor «U months WJ» for three moctW by mail ouUldc M mil* MO* tl&M par (war payable In adrauca. Politicians' Opportunity The House Banking and Currency Committee has a chance to bring our confused economic picture into better focus during its hearings on the proposed one-year extension of OI'A. Whether the members will grasp that opportunity depends on their inclination and ability to rise above politics and consider the question with responsible statesmanshp. The country doesn't need any more accusations and recriminations. There have been enough of those already. O'PA on the one hand and manufacturers and retailers on the other have charged each other with desiring and promoting inflation. The result has been a great deal of heat, but little light. It is time to weigh the facts and strike a balance. Federal Reserve experts recently reported that production and income are above previous peacetime records; that employment, except in agriculture, mining, constructifin and a couple oC other fields, is above average; that unemployment is well below the busy year of 1941. Yet Bernard M. Bur'uch, a brilliant and responsible elder statesman, told the House committee that his principal message in our present domestic crisis was, "Increased production.' 1 And any consumer knows that, no matter what the experts say, there are appalling shortages in the three fundamentals; food, clothing and shelter. One doesn't need to be a professional economist to.-recognize that real estate values are inflated, or that some types of clothing, such as men's suits, shirts and underwear, aren't to be had except in the most expensive styles, and that many, foods remain scarce while, in some cities, the black market flourishes as it never did during the jvvir. . . ' Each side..has its.explanations. Businessmen asy.thatOPA won't grant them relief, refuses;- to'hear their complaints, denies them a, reasonable profit, discriminates against established firms in favor of riewjsifmers,. and. cither forces manufacturers out of business or into new fields where they have no experience, hut which offer a profitable price ceiling. OPA charges many manufacturers and speculators with staging a production sitdown, or using labor costs as an excuse for asking exorbitant price increases, or indulging in other selfish practices which would rush the country into uncontrolled inflation. Obviously, neither side is entirely right. And a continuation or the argument isn't going to move us forward to production which will meet the country's needs at prices natural to our competitive economy. The American consumer pines for the "good old days" when lie could buy what ho needed at prices he could afford, lie isn't getting the needed goods or the fair pi-ices. He is looking to Congress or someone for a reason and a remedy for the present intolerable situation. The House Hanking Committee might make a start toward providing the reason and the remedy. But its members must first make up their minds not to use these hearings simply for tho purpose of attacking or defending administration policies. And perhaps that's asking too much of politicians handling a red-hot political issue in a congressional election year. Hog Wild Counter-irritant \Ve should like to suggest a temporary solution of the nylon shortage. Simply start a rumor of a severe scarcity in leg make-up, sometimes referred to as the liquid stocking. Woinei: shoppers, who SOCK a scarce Hem a.s lemmings seek the seu, would simply transfer their queue to another counter, and the nylon supply would accumulte normally. SO THEY SAY The, people burn white Ihe adminstrnfion fiddles.— Robert It. Wason, president National Association of Manufacturers. * * » There is a great difference between a world government that represents the peoples of the world and one that represents the nations of the world. To obtain the former will require a long, slow process of education. — Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. * • * The concentration of power in any sognemt of our society — be It labor or government — Is a perversion of democracy and a denial of the Christian faith,— Former Gov. John W. Brickcr o! Chio. ICM-l nominee for vice president. * t * ft will not be many days before commercial as well as inilitory aircraft will never be grounded, or landing fields closed to approaching aircraft, because of weather conditions. Flight schedules will be maintained 'safely. — Col. Ben S. Kclscy. ATS all-weather flying division chief. Wright Field, O. Russia and the United States arc today the most powerful nations In the world, so unless we get along together, (here Is no hope for peace.— Dr. E. U. Condon. National Bureau of Standards director. *»IN HOLLYWOOD; JW, BY KKSKINK JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, April 2. (NBA) — Ray Milland will probably frame one of his recent fan letters. It rend; "Dear Mr. Milland: "I've just seen 'The Lost Weekend' and t affected me deeply because I'm ' an alcoliolic just, like the character played. From now on, 1 have sworn off ever going to another movie." Promised and hoped for: Wallace Hcery in ti Salvation Army uniform for his next role. "The Mighty McGurk.".. .That new darker bread ts already In the movies, for a bakeshop scene In "Angel On My Shoulder.".. .Ltnda Darnell, who burned at the stake for two days in "Anna and the King of Slain." will be "barbecued" all over again. Director John Cromwell decided the scenes were too realistic, so Linda is coining back for a medium roast. Jimmy Stewart will be before the camera 70 consecutive days for "It's a Wonderful Life," his first film role since he logged 2000 hours as a war pilot. Warned Director Frank men (U'e "luer tomorrow." today and yawn .Jennettc MacDonald received a letter from a wistful inventor: "I nm wondering If you have any budget set aside for helping am' Itioiis Inventors. If you would c able to send me between $10 nd $100 immediately, I will be- in thinking ui> something ur\v- nal." No wonder they call him Sitting landers. George Sanders never hes- tates to slump into the only avail- blc r^t. chair ahead of the most 'lamorous doll. RKCKKT HRIDi;? The gra])evine from New York naintalns that Judith Anderson has icon a secret bride for several nontlis. The dancing KartmeiiLs nre being affed by M-Q-M to coach Van Johnson and Lucille Bremer in a satirical dance number. . .Emilc IJo- •co. the Russian muscial comedy «nd night cliUi star, is very ill. Heart trouble ..... Sart news for Peter Coe. former Universal actor. Capra in n memo to Stewart: 'Cross streets only at crosswalks .ook in both directions. Don't take iny chances." VERSATILITY HE l.VXK Versatile actor of the week: H'eec ffadlcy was the narrator in "The House on 92nd Street," n docto in "Leave Her to Heaven," n de Eective in ''Shock." and a produce in "Doll Face." He is now a villah in "Dark Corner." Director Frank Hoi/age stopped at a Sunset Strip drive-in for a .snack, and was served a movie script with his hamburger. The . car hop had ambitions Radio's j dogs. "Maisie," Ann Sotheni. who knows I a wolf when she sees one, says that I His parents, brothers, and a , sister were killed by the Nazis during tile occupation of Yugoslavia. Record: Selena Royle is playing her Mth consecutive mother role in-'Gallant Journey.".. .Usually dignified Alvino Rey will ride a unl- cycle as a climax to his new band's act on the road. Biggest gin rummy games in Hollywood go one in the back room of a gas station near the Warner Bros, studio. A writer dropped S3000 there last week. . The American Meat institute will help publici/e that song introduced by Jack Benny. "Pickle in the Middle," because it plugs hot Read Courier News Want Ads. *. WASHINGTON COLUMN Home, Sweet Prefab Home would sound if set to music. He turned to Capehart quickly. "Well." he said, "you could build 'cm a radio set for each house and make up for all your other losses." byHozeTHeidergott DiMri!»il«l liy NK.\ SKHV1CE, INC. xxn ANN opened her eyes, and •looked' '- across the room at Colin. av dressed, and kneel- irg in frtmt ofHhe fireplace build- ret. ing a fire. The--\vindo\vs -were all closed, and the room was beginning to get warm. Ann yawned oiice, then said, "Hullo." Colin turned and smiled at her. "HiiHo,-darling—sorry"i( I woke you." right. I s'pose 1 have uTEet yp ar>d fix breakfast for our ht^ngry^ucsts. That is, I suppose svc.sjiil'have guests, haven't we?" | ^So'iar^as I know." |Aim sat iip, and swung her feet edge 'of the couch. She r .-.~ s .little as she groped abj>ui.f6r. her clothes'. ' '"l,'V e Sol to put on my red pajamas, and I don't want to pui cri rryy Tre'd pajamas, but I can' E^'tiusling in on our guests lo ge mjuelfa.change of clothes, can I? J ^BreSkrast \yas quite successful Nina and Jock both were in good spjfils, arid there was no under current of friction apparent a ''pften the case when the together. Ann sat quie.ll "We must go, 11 Nina said, making no move. "Yes, we really should," Jock agreed, settling deeper into his chair, and lighting another ciga- "Colin's begun a collection of incunabula," Ann said. "Did he show it to you?" Nina looked interested. "Oh yes — you were talking to Eddie about it, weren't you?" Ann always felt a slight shock when Nina referred to her father so frivolously. 'd like to seo it, Colin." "It's in the library," Colin said, ctting up. "ComiiiR, JocU?" lie shook his head. "I'm com- ortable — and not frightfully in- erested in — incunabula," he murmured. "It sounds isease." . the gracious hostcs surreptitiously feeding her canla IpujS* balls to Spooks, who had tremendous passion for the frui . replenished coffee cups, passe< a little like n "I't (ouch you any more, can I, Ann? You've shut yourself away from me. and you won't give me n 'chnnce. Is it because of —because I was so damn fresh that day we met in town?" Ann shook her head. "That hasn't nnylhinR to do with it at nil. Jock—it's just—well, we're finished, aren't we? I don't see nny point in our trying a refinement of torture by seeing each other at all. Of course 1 know it's not your fault—you can't very well (ell Nina ilia I—well, Hint you don't want to see me. I can understand that easily enough." "It wasn't Nina who wanted to come here—it was I. She was all for trying lo get through to town. She has no idea of—well, of what we once meant to each other. But [ had to see you, Ann—I had to see you in the new setting you had made for yourself, and sec for myself what kind ol a life you were having." "Were you satisfied?" Ann asked coldly. Ann heard Colin explaining to 'ina as they went into the library, You sec, I really began it in clf-defcnsc—Ann has Ibis tremendous passion for Lord Peter Vimsey, and—" "Oh, there's Whiffles—" Ann aid, and ran lo the door to open t. "You know you aren't to scratch on the door," she said, scolding him. "Oh, darling, you're all wet—wait right there a minute—" * « * ^HE came back with a turkish towel, and dried the little dog, who was Shivering and very wet. "Ann—" Jock said. "Yes?" Arm looked up, willing now to face him. Somehow her decision made the previous night seemed to have given her a de- cteam and sugar and butter and fcnse against anything that Jock inaruialade,. all rather automat- • - - • :caily._ ' -After breakfast they went into the;'living twm and sat around in Xronl of Ihe fire, talking ol casual end-unimportant things, as cfce Uoes Whcn^well fed, and com- ft>rUble._Once Colin went to the window and peered out a little nlr "I think there's a bad btcwing," be announced. might do or say. "Arc you happy, Ann?" "Passionately," she retorted, defiance in her voice. "Must you shut me out so, Aim We were pretty close once, you know, and—oh hell, I haven't bc«n so happy since!" "I'm sorry, Jock." Belter to remain impersonal. Belter not to remind, him of whose fault it was "I'm satisfied that you are stronger than I—yes. if that's what you mean. But I am not at all satisfied that you arc happy, Ann—" Impulsively lie reached oul and grasped her hand. "My dear—" Ann pulled her hand away, and stood up. "I think you'd better be getting back to town, don't you, Jock? As Colin said, I think (here's a storm coming up." Gather your defenses about you, \>m —quickly, lest they crumble at his touch. "Yes, I (hink there is," Jock said strangely. In a little while they were gone, and as Ann shut the door behind (hem. she said to Colin, "Darling. must you work today? Let's have this Any together and just play— and make plans for our future. I really think it's going to be quite nice future, Colin. You know, you're an awfully swell person to live with-L" "You aren't a little hysterical, are you, darling?" Colin nsked, pulling his arms around her. "Maybe a little," Ann admitted. "Oh gosh, Colin, I thought they'd never go." (To ISc Continued) BY I'ETKIt KDSON NEA Washington Corri'spundi'iil WASHINGTON, April 2. (NEA)—! Housing expediter Wilson W. Wyalt made a two-tiny plea for his emergency program before the Senate Banking and Currency committee after the House got through knocking the foundations out from under if. But how much reconstruction the senate can do is a bit uncertain. One of Wyalt's key points is n provision for guarantees to the manufacturers of prefabricated houses. It's a new Industry, bucking all sorts of obstacles, nnd housing people in Wyntt's executive end of the government feel that, the builders need all the encouragement they can get. . There arc now 33 manufacturers of prefabs in business, and this is their big opportunity to survive or perish. VVyatt estimates the present capacity of the Industry at ,100,000 units a year,'but his new .program calls for 250,000 this year nnd 600.000 next. i The industry could easily be ex- \ panded under wartime pi-oduclion j methods Jo the point where new prefabricated houses would roll oft ! the assembly lines like peanuts out | of a slot machine. The .catch that nobody knows whether the public will buy them. TOO REVOLUTIONARY, PERHAPS, FOR THE PUBLIC Popular taste is a funny thine. All the logical arguments in Ihe world can be presented on the advantages of living in a streamlined, i dustproof. mothproof, 20th Conturv efflclcnciv domicile with bui':t-in bath and garbage disposal. Hut if It looks like a squashed pile of something Junior created, blind folded, with his blocks, it just isn't the. conventional white clapboard, rnd brick, or chleXcn wire and plaster California bungalow with green shutters that people arc used to living in. Round houses stil don't Invc- corners for granclpappy tr> sit in or for standing the broom in and no place for corner cubboards. Atrl it's still Impossible to buy carpel, shaped like a slab of pic. or concave pictures to hang on Ibi- inside of the outside walls. Maybe that's why Ihcy say the industry j needs protecting. If these prefabs catch on in rural areas, however, watch for :\ revolution in the U. S. Christmas calendar art whirh illdstralrs scenes to Ro w'^b 'Over the river ami through the wood. In prandiuotber's dwf!lino we co." The horse may know Ihe way lo carry the sleich. but look for him to rear back and run away if (be old homestead is converted into something thai looks like an enlarged incubator. Maybe they've got something 1'u-rc. i though, if (he prospective buyer Is interested In raisins a familv. ONLY PREFABS CAN KXI) THE HOl'KIM! SHOKTAGI-: I3ut. seriously, the need for all (he emphasis on prefabs Is dial there simply aren't Koinp to be enough standard building materials to make possible the construction of 2.700.COO conventional-type houses in the next two years. That'r. why l is leaning on B.iO.OOn prefabs—to keep that many families In out of the rain nnd mit r»1 the hair of relatives they might otherwise hnve to double up wilh. Senators listening to Wyali's procram dtrtn'i seem to lip ton well sold. Senator Robert A. T'aft think.-, 1SO.OOO prefabs Is all the market will absorb. Senator Homer Capehart, the IJ|R radio man from Indiana, says he would go alom; with granting the prefab makers RFC loans for factories and machinery, but he's not so sure nbout Ihe wisdom of having the Roveriuuein. gunrantec them a market. If til? government docs that, Capi'hnrt r.nlil in Minimlni! up his "iipu'.i- fion. "I'm in the wrong business." Senator Albcn W. Barkley of Kentucky, acting chairman in the ibsencc of Ihe ill Senator Wagner, didn't stop (o think or now "My old Kentucky prefabricated home" "It Pmya to AdTertls*" SCOTT ALLEY of AH Kinds . Phone 32*3 I Island Governor ;. HORIZONTAL 55 Seniors 1,8 Pictured 50 Remove the / governor of 1, frost f'O" 1 |i West Indian » i VERTICAL island group i 14 Treaty : 15 Lizard • 16 Like : 17 Small particle : 18 Clamp - 19 Steamship ; (ab.) ' 20 Veteran ; (coll.) ; 22 Portuguese 1 Interlaces mlo a fabric 2 Inset 3 Lieutenant ffl (ab.) M •4 Meadow ^S 5 Preposition \ fi On top of * 7 Notation „-* 8 Clue sSSi D Exchange ^J premium '' 10 Drink by sips 24 Pertaining to ] j Symbol for an era lantalum • 26 Maiuifvctured 12 interior ' '" 27 Scatter 29 Visitor :iO Vegetable 31 Mindaiuio Indonesian 32 Blemishes 34 Pieces of floating ice 37 Camera's eye 3B Edible roolslock 3!) Abstrncl being 40 Bowling term (pi.) 4T) Courtesy' title 46 Out of (prefix) 47 Goddess of infatuation 48 War god 50 Compass point 51,53 He is gbv- i, . erncr of the 13 Church holiday 21 Marine fishes 23 Dry. winged fruits 3fi Most painful 40 Budge , <!1 Corrals ^jv 42 Incursion i» 4.1 Gaelic 25 English courts 44 Entire person 20 Choral of an indi- composition dual 20 Existed 47 Era 29 Taxi 49 Sardinia .12 Garment part (ab.) 33 Writing tool 52 Road (ab.) 35 Grates 54 Negative SIDE GLANCES by GalbraMi ~>ur Boarding House with Maj. Hoopie BUT OF COURSE. T , f , \ 'ULIPS FROM TXE HOO6U RiMER. ^ EVJEMASi EGYPT,IFvM MUMKAY WOULD KKJOVvJ THESE BULBS ARE 6REEM .'-^ SAV, HOOPL.E, THE OLD IVUMD MUST BE BOB-SlEDDlri& TVVOS& OV1L CLUB PRftNK- "For hriivni's s;ikc. look ;il you—Mini you've been for two vc-.irs ;ihoiil Iiow vim missed my cooking!" THIS CURIOUS WORM* XTCL'RS, A-VVT KNOW THAT IN /S /<? FRO,\\ THAT DAVE A ~Si/V\/l-AK Out Our Way ByJ. R Williams WE FOUND 1H' LOST M1ME= -- JEST \T THESE NUGGETS PURE COLD.' BLIT WE CAIM'T LOCATE IT A6IM- WE'RE O^CY--VME JES COME BACK FEE SUPPLIES. GOOD GAVVSH.' ITS WES AM' GET TI CAR. OIJT--V.VE GOT TO GET 'EM ~IO TH' HOSPITAL-QUICK.. THC: iT.Dl D CMO.-.T .'.!'!:T: C.iii owls sec bodcr at

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