The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 22, 1939 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 22, 1939
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j, - 1 I .PAGE, TWELVE BLYTKEVILLE, '{AS.Hl COURIER NEWS The Man WitttThe Hodl 1 , " ' • •-•. - - • " I / Flynn Says Enlarged Building Program Would Unlock Investment Doors BY JOHN T. FI.YNN « (Written for NTH Sen-ice) ,Wo have set down war on every form of monopoly, as the first step , In a true recovery program—the freeing of enterpiise to function at Its fullest efficiency and nt an v economic price. The second plank in n recovery platform Is Hie clearing away of "the obstacles, lo investment In tlie . great investment Industries. Tlie first of these is the construction industry. Investment in building is being held up by a group of easily recognizable fiiclois. One is labor. Labor obstacles arise from several sources: (1) The wage of building labor is absolutely prohibitive now. It "is defended uy labor on the ground that building laborers da not work enough days n year to earn a living at a smaller w.ige. But the higher they put tlie .wage, the fewer days tliey work. They now have it nt a point where building becomes'.Impassible. (2) .Working conditions make building labor too toslly. The six-hour day is perhaps the most Eeripus set-back. . Tlie refusal to permit builders to.use savings ot nil soris, the attempt to compel the builder lo adopt the most iwasleful and expensive form ot constiuctlcn processes In order to Increase \\oik not only does not increase,!!, it kills it altogether. , • (3) Labor racket? which many .dishonest leaders me to hold up building contracts should be ruthlessly put down. These arc found in the big cities wlieie building could be most abundant. ^1 know It Is not popular to say jhis. But it Is the truth nnd Hie ?ooner tiic public faces it the better. , : • JBID-FIXERS thlOULD BE PUNISHED -^Sub-contractors should be ruthlessly puiMied by the Department of Justice when they attempt to fix SJds—winch they do upon n "Inrge j- Material dealers should be equally pursued nnd prosecuted when they attempt to cuter into combinations to fix prices nnd - hold up costs. Thii is one of the fhost serious obstacles to building. 1 r. City tax policies hnve got to bo examined, because after buildings are ereA'd the tnx burden is so grealrfroin 'local authorities Unit operating the building nt a profit becomes difficult. .. Thu, is further complicated by the demands of HID maintenance: .unions. The union lenders should look this over carefully tlieni'selves to see whether they aie not going tco far I am not complaining about wage rales of maintenance workers, but about tlie requiieinenls ns to (lie number of employes There will be no largc-scnlc'lnV I vestment in Ihe building Industry until these corrections have been made. , RAlt;ftOAl> PROBLEM ;CONFRONTS NATION The nest step is the immediate attack on the railroad problem. That should linve been faced courageously six j-enrs ago Tlie admln- Islmllon has done nothing about It and still dodges it. -Tlie one thing tliat must be done Is lo abandon tlie roads to their fates so far as their debts nre concerned. If they arc too deeply U> debt, the companies should take the same course ns any other industry in hock. They should go inlo bankruptcy. This will clean up their ;debts ami revive their credit. Hundreds of millions would |iour into the rends for reconstruction. As for the utilities, the administration should make up its mind what it is gong to do about them and nwke that ns clear as possible. And the utilities themselves should make up their minds lo submit to the provisions of the utility holding company act, which are perfectly reasonable. But tlie S. E. C. should hasten action in forcing compliance. These three steps would aid vastly in advancing recovery. The man.with the hod, symbolic of building labor, iris wages and working hours vitally concern the present and future of tlie construction Industry. L_ r 7 6- 5 4 3 Z '( O' ^ — \l — : - ^ 1 !926|1327riS2a)l9Z9JI930 iillions of Dollars — i i ^ Toll vrce. • 1 Cc -*"~ ^ inlr« "-F.W.L 1 x— -— — — els- V \ lixfaeCo \ 1931 -o' i 'I33Z /fe- - . Ca ~ '«' \ \ \ r fl-:. \ V \ — 1933)1934 IW5J193S 1937 1933 • . ' ' ! fofjy Can/ft/c//o7 ^ _ o/rac/s /7im/r/eo f /92S-/938. — — *— . — — ^ r~^. Pri —r --" fate! / ^ '"" x -1 ,-=: r s ' . 1 1 " y financed' 7 6 S 4 3 Z 1 n flsu me slinruly tlraccndliiB' curve of building, contracts shows a slight upltirn, it;. Is far from its prc-depression level. THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1939 George Ross Shows You Sights In Brisk Toui;' About Biggest City BY GKOKflE UOSS NEW Y011K, June 20. — lay !(, to civic pride— but I venture that one of the world's scenic thrills is the first curve tin upper Riverside Drive In full view of the Geor«! Washington Bridge. I've heard nonchulant globe trotters gusp their awe at the initial, unexpected vlstn before them, Hie 'arched necklace strung along the wide expanse above (he Hudson. And from the glassed-in terrace of ncn Warden's lovely Riviera, a palatial night club perched high above the .Hudson, another eye thrill Is In store for fortunate excursionists. While light still lingers over the dusk, the stretch of Manhattan from the Battery to the Bronx Is plainly visible from there, Buildings, tall, short, squat, : slender—all typical pr the growth— line the shore. A , NOCTUUNAJ, island's Manhattan Icoks hnrd In the light from the Riviera promontory. Cold, sharp stone stands out in brutal reality. Then, as night flows over the waterway first sailed mid discovered by Ilendriek Hudson, and Ihc darkness blots out the rough - hcwu skyline, a new Manhattan greets Ihe eye— a soft fairyland of lights. What, in daylight, was a long, monotonous line of cars on the parkway along Ihe opposite shore, now Is n phosphorescent cnlcrpjllar winding along the water's edge. And the gray, drab steel of the George Washington i Bridge is hidden by night. The heavy cables of day become gossamer-like strands etched against u slar-Iit sky. A painted river, still and reflective. is the Hudson far Mow, though here and there, on its surface, lights of varied cratl prick • the bli\ck. Word landscaping of such scenes arc meager. 1 They must Ire seen. SKiHT-SEKING IN NEW 1 YORK The other night we talked 'about other unforgettable settings in Father Knickerbocker's village. I argued for my own favorites: The. night-time view of Central Park South from uptown, where pin-point lights slope off Into the sky. Central Park from Its hill, neni- the Mall. highest The Battery looking out into the Bay and toward the Narrows where the leviathan ships crawl to their berths in port. .-.\ Tlie East River banks that com-'' mand a • sight of the new, intricate but 'streamlined Triborough Bridges. i , The breathless view of the sky- lino from lower New York harbor. The lolty panorama of city, river, mountain, palisade, skyscraper, human anlheap, crawling crates from atop the Empire State. In no other metropolis are (here .sijchJaclJillcs for viewing the panoramic marvel. Every hotel affords a lofty glimpse of the mentropol- ilan wonders, and the terrace perches along the various waterfronts Increase from year, to year. Even Brooklyn has Its awesome vantage point, atop the Hotel Bossert where, In' (he Marine Rcof, every wlmlwed porthole looks out toward the Manhattan harbor and the sea. The scene from the mid-ramp of Brooklyn Bridge is startling, for that cable span runs parallel with .a brace of other bridges Hint connect the boroughs across the river, And the shimmering lights, of continual flows of traffic offer an eerily beautiful spectacle. When .'you drop into cur town, don't i'vlew It through the aperture of a sight-seeing guide's megaphone. IjOok around at some of these 'metropolitan wonders your- Dell News The Woman's Missionary Society ot Ihe Dell Methodist Church met with Mrs. W. D. Howard. Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. At the business session Mrs, P. A. Owen was elected president in the place ot Mrs. Tom Craig, who resigned. Mrs. Craig was presented . an electric table lamp by the Missionary Society In appreciation of her faithful service. Mrs. Clarice Glover was given a shower. Refreshments were served by the hostess. The next meeting will be ivith Mrs. Woodard, July 11. Miss Marmalltc O'Connor Is the guest of Mrs. Thelma Crawford this week. Curtis Downs and family arc moving to Blythcvillo where Mr. Downs is employed by the Holt Funeral Home. Mr. .and Mrs. Noble Bill and IJlile son Noble Jr. nre on the sick list this week. J. A.. Woninck, lay leader of the Jonesboro District spoke at the Methodist Church Sunday morning. 'Rev. and Mrs. Oco. L. McGchcy returned home Monday from Conway where they have been attending the Methodist pastor's school lor tlie past two weeks. Total estimated hydro power potentialities of the Dominion of Canada are placed at •13,700,000 horsepower, . tElPS'TOL •Vosecutor In Moe Anncn- •berg Case May Re "Devvey Of Democrats" T1Y MARY NBA Service Special Correspondent CHICAGO, June 19. — A Democratic Dewey may be !» the mak- ng here. He's William J. Campbell, whose mile Is just as Iwyish arid engag- ng as that of Republican Presidential Possibility Thomas. E. ninny's Jimmy nines, Campbell enters "big-time prosecution" utter only a few months In office. The giiux! jury | s to determine whether Annenberg or Skldmme have failed to pay Income taxes they should have paid. Trial of either if indicted would command national attention. Born on Chicago's west side nnd educated In catholic schools, Campbell was graduated from Loyola University in 1920 with an LLI3. He is now 3G, a largef) well- built man with thick, emyliif hair a youong, sunburned face and a hearty handclasp. "I've never before held n political Job," says Campbell, "nntl I prefer to regard myself as a lawyer, wJtli an opportunity to do a useful piece of work in my profession. When the President appointed me as head of the Illinois NYA, It. was a merit appoointment. I did receive generous praise during my administration from the President, and I'm anxious to reflect credit on those who appointed in New York city. Camp- me in this job. I'm not anxious to ell is the young U. S. Olstrlct attorney presenting the Annenherg incl Skid more cases to the grand ury. He smilingly insists that lie is vithout political ambitions, but If lie grand jury Indicts Moses I,. Annenbvrg, wealthy publisher and race-information dispenser, or William "Billy" Skidmorc, (jamb- ing czar, Campbell might become . national figure over night. While New York's Dewey built ilcp by step his now national reputation as a prosecutor, staring with minor toughs and builil- ng up to the conviction of Tam- sponsored 200 mass meetings throughout the state, and got jobs for 6187 youths In CO days. Recently he opened a Job-creation contest In which 300 prizes will be given to youths for ideas on new and unusual Jobs that can be' created. Campbell takes kenc interest in prosecution of cases which might reveal big income-tax dodgers, it is exceedingly important, he feels, thai honesty in public and private business dealings be restored, Campbell declares. "Us most important phase Is the effect on tlie juvenile mind," he contends. "Boys tend to learn respect for the law when they see that (lie big shots are prosecuted." Two years ago Campbell married Marie Cloherty.,They have a daughter, Marie, 8 months old. Fall With "Danny Deem" BERKELEY, Cal. tOP)—On. the occasion of Die startiiig of the fall examination nt the University of California, the chimes in the famous campanle on Die campus always intone "They're Hanging Danny Deevcr In the Morning." The melody was played this year as usual and the morning after revealed (hat had "bung" "Danny Dcevers." the examinations goodly number of carve out a career, however," Despite his duties as district attorney, Campbell still Is acting head of the Illinois NYA. He has been interested In youth and its problems ever since, as a young lawyer, he defended poor young criminals as counsel for the Big Brother organization. Then, as personal attorney to Bishop Bernard J. Shell, he became a- cofounder of the Catholic Youth Organization. He considers juvenile ! store"biir8)a"'s"beat"'lilm''"to "'the delinquency the most '•«"«'-'-"-- • — ' > •• field in crime today.. Burglars Strike Early NEW HAVEN, Conn. (UP)— Two days before Nicholas Cru uole As NYA administrator, Campbell started a- state-wide job hunt, Important punch. They forced a cellar window and took all his stock. Read Courier News want ads. IS* • BRUCE CATION IN WASHINGTON BY BRUCE CATTON Courier News Washington Correspondent The first time you look nt Vice President John Nance Garner, you understand nhy he is called "Cactus Jack." His face is brick red, his eyebrows are dazzling white, eye's stiiiint out canuily from beneath tliem. No man ever looked more ijkc n Tsxns plnlnsmnn Own Ciarncr, ' Garner is gelling on — 70, or Jicroaboiits—but Hie years tiren't telling on lilin nmcli. He lies low ivisely ducks the dining out and social whirl or the capital, ami kccix-i his'hcnltli. UK Is" a veteran of veterans; served 30 consecutive rears in the.House of Representatives, winding up as speaker, mid was elected vice president in 1933. He Is one of the three or lour vice presidents In American history who have Icon politically Important, in lhat office. Now rated (uy nnlent Nea- Donl- ers) ns n conservative, earner for years wns known ns n good den! of a liberal. When Hoover lost control of Congress nfter two years In the White House, Garner was (lie Number One llioin in his side. It is worth remembering tliat in the 1032 campaign the Democratic high command wanted Garner lo make few speeches—felt lie wns "too radical," might scam some Roosevelt followers back to Hoover. Onrner has great popularity in the House and Senate—and, for Hint matter, with pradically everyone who knows him. He is supposed to have broken with Hoosc- velt, but the break lins never been open and, in the main, Garner lias played ball with the White House fairly well since his election. He is fond of calling Roosevelt "my boss." HIS ASSETS: Parly lenders like him. Conservatives nrc tending to rally behind him. Most of the Democrats who have fallen out with Roosevelt would support Garner. He knows politics from A to Z and is n, shrewd c«nipai<»ncr HIS MA1IIUTIES: Roosevcit probably wouldn't support him (though this is not (ienri certain). He wouldn't appeal to the labor or northern Negro vote. In general, the New Deal crowd would oppose him to the cad. HIS CHANCES: For the nomination, good. What's Happening in Your Own Home? We hope Mr. Jones learned hi? lesson! Under our low rales.he can well afford to be lots more care-free about lights. It's needless to risk painful injury end defective eyesight when • our rates arc scaled to permit •. you to use plenty of lights all ' over the house . .. and garage at all times. , -f Arkansas • Missouri Power Corporation TfJE CROWDS STILL THRONG OUR STORE...SO WE'J*| EXTENDING THIS BARGAIN EVENT FOR A LIMITED TIME PILING RECORD SAVINGS ON TOP OF RECORD SALES GENERRL TIRES at savings of GENERAL TIRES As of Msy I, 1939, the price ,of gasoline lit 50 rqirfcscnlaUvc cllics average 13.15 cents a gallon. Stale and federal taxes increased the cost to tlie consumer to 1860 cents a gallon, however. DRINK TWSamuels AND SMILE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON and.v.nmoreonsom»5\«»- Increased trade-in allows-cash savings other of price and quality. Minim"' '4.50/21 . A.75/W . 5.25A8 . 5.50/17 6.00/16 6.25/16 6.50/16 JH. 7.00/16 $2.45(0*3.45 2.55 (o 3.60 2.80io 4.40 3.05 (o 4.80 3.40fo 5.00 4.25 (o 6.45 4.60io 7.90 5.55 to 10.35 /for Fords, Chevrolets, Plpouths and other popular priced cars •k t FAMOUS, BIG MILEAGE, TOP-QUAUTY General Dual-Grips BUY THE FIRST TIRE AT REGULAR PRICE- GET THE SECOND TIRE for SAVE WITH GENERAL MILEAGE TREADS If your smooth tires arc sound in carcais we can 4 give you new tire * non-.sjd d and mileage and lave you at least half the cou of new litcs- For cxamplei $ 7 92 SIZE 6.00x16 Including Old Tires See us for a BETTER DEAL ON A BETTER TIRE than the "Bargain" Stores Olher litei Tn proportion. can offer EASY TERMS Special payment terms to match Ihc drastic cost reduction) at thi» sale. Don't wait for cash. Take u long as you want to pay*' TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET CO. Walnut&R. R.— Phone 633 OPKN ALWAYS—FKKE ROAD SERVICE-EXTRA HELP-PROMPT SERVICE

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