The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1946 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 25, 1946
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r", BLYTHgVlLLB (ARK.), COURIER NEWS COURIER ocv NBWS i •ppoourna* ',$4tm* t»"» wbj*» «url* wryiM Mk. Of ttc per month. , wtthta a, radha gf 41 mile*. I f«M. tU* «* ate month*. tl.M tor Uirw month*; M mtle MLDC, «10,M r*r rear adyaoc*. ' \ ttjM* *^ •g? •*% ' Politics and OPA The stormy history . of OP A has come -to a climax with a bill in lliu House of Representatives whfcli, while it ostensibly extends OPA's life, actually neither reprieves nor deKtroys it. This bill is largely the product of clashing political philosophies, which emphasizes again that the root ol' much of OPA's trouble can he found in one word — politics. QPA, dealing with vital matters whi«h affect people's lives, livelihoods, and, voting habits, could not fail to be conscious of pressure, in and out of government. And it.. seems :it times that the pressure which OPA passes al.qn^ was inversely proportional to the pressure exerted UIKHI it. A faii; appraisal of OPA's record can scarcely fail to turn up instances where ,the numerically minor group of industrialists has been squeezed harder than the millions who gain their living from agriculture and labor. In the. end, the squeeze Ims usually been modified and distributed more evenly, because it would not work otherwise. 'b.ut only after considerable inconvenience and inequities, and a great, deal pf bitter, time-wasting wrangling. On the other .hand, .some manufacturers' have blamed OPA for everything, meanwhile using their protestations as a cloak for some reprehensible . practices. In fact, the bad feeling, hot words, and exaggerated accusations on both sides have made it difficult to get an accurate picture of the 1 situation as a whole. / As the quarrel between OPA and Wlustry has go'ne on, the public has beeft subjected to exchanges of invective usually reserved for campaign speeches or, more recently, negotiations between industries and unions. A.t times there has seemed to be a corn{>iete absence of good will on cither »$e. Both industry and OPA leacl- ers*Vhave spent altogether too much time in justify.)^ their own positions, glossing •_o.v^i-"ancl ignoring their own nustajkes', and concentrating on their .,- oiSpoiients' sins and shortcomings. We have heard too much about OPA's deep plot to destroy private enterprise and the profit system, and to drive their champions out of business. We have heard too much about manufacturers' fqul conspiracy ,to create inflation and starve their workers into submission until organized labor is destroyed. We hav« heard too little of any desire to admit mistakes, to get together, and try to solve the price problem 'harmoniously. Of course OPA has been unfair at times. Of course some industrialists have taken advantage of OPA legally, or defied it illegally. But few will say that we do not need intelligent price control in the present crisis. And fewer will say that we would have been better off without OPA during the war. The House bill just passed invites price rises, wage rises, more bitterness, more strikes. And it comes at a time when in I'hition has already started. The index of basic commodity prices is creeping toward a 100 per cent advance over August, 19.'!!). Production, though well under way, is far off balance. Distribution is snarled up. H is right now that inflation must be beaten. There must first be some sane, sensible, non-partisan legislative repair work on OPA. That jo)) is up to the Senate. And after that there must be ;ui earnest, co-operative effort by all hands to stave off inflation. No. class, group, or party can .benefit from inflation. The whole country will win or lose together. THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1946 Irrigation The average resident of Washington, D. C., drank 4.09 gallons of whiskey in 1<)«M, as compared wit hthe national per capita average of 1.2ti gallons, according to figures presented by the. Allied Liquor Industries, Inc. Our unofi'iciul but optimistic planalion of the disparity is as lows: The over-saturation in the nation's capital is necessary to balance the extreme dryness of the Congressional Record and thus preserve a humidify on a par with Unit of the rest of the United States. ex- fol- SO THEY SAY Apprehensions which I entertained before before beginning this journey have not decreased. Hunger sits at the table thrice .dally In hundreds of millions of homes.—Herbert Hoover in Europe. * + * Trade experience has shown that large num.- bcrs of women, who normally would not buy a new cout. inject a heavy demand Into the market when luanulacturers promote new style trends which make existing apparel unfashionable.—CPA report. « » » University men won't speak to Junior col- lesc teachers. Junior college teachers feel they're too good to deal wilh high school instructors. Those in high school feel it beneath their dignity to .sit down witli elementary teachers. And they all have a fine contempt for those in adult education work.—Dr. Inland Bradford, adult education director, National Education Association. tumWy at l». tier AKMC-JI tt^rn* kcr alip'll •«4 * hu»bund UM'.I-NH ski' ** ker way*. On Ike lirjick ke'» il«Tln K Wl'lk Hnri Wy. *r*«i -\Vymau» are "Mummrr ^".J**! 1«lln DrSI»j" k«< \\i\x ii»* fc*f (fcat djiy at Ike MU- wkrn Hull ftrxl arrived. K l« 1k> Irutk. lie knil fvrn . Bart ^VymM.* 4i> Ax uu i, ,1=ir^ him. k«t Bart' fca* Ik wh in k« U rv. will ' fcla tatkcr'K factory. Hari~» "luuihrr C*. »»yii tkr rlski e u> hint. VI T\UR1NG the second week o! his ' stay, Joel took to going off by himself in his roadster, first for half days and then for whole ones, and when he came back he would be lull of enthusiasm lot Eome discovery he had made. That narrow strip of land, wilh its 40-mile stretch of wide Atlantic beach reaching from Chatham to Provufcetown, its dimes 'and high bluffs, ita rolling windswept moors of beach plum am I cranberry and. scrub pine, it .1, low-roofed houses scattered about' singly and in clusters, it acres of marsh, its tidal inlets an cove*, its ever-appearing glimpses of green ocean on one side a>id blue bay on the other, its ele?n, pungent smell, its wide skies, Its ! lives, and never thought of mov- ! ing to another town, or even to j another house. But what amused Bart and Ann most wus Irs naive curiosity aboul the living things that grew around the shores: the razor clams am quahaugB and horseshoe .crabs and the sandpipers, and the herons tliat (lew quacking over the dunes at sunset. Even the gulls, which they took for granted much s they did sparrows or robins, roused his interest. And the mnjr thing about it was thai 10 found oul things that none of hem had ever known. Puzzle Picture-Find theRedheaded Stepchild A Navy survey disclosed that students instructed with movies, recordings aiul rncllo learned 35 per cent more and remembered the 55 p«r cent to.nger. according to Chicago headquarters of .the American Municipal Assn. "\N his last day th,ere Joel went to the beach, and that night it supper he told about Ihe ship- >ing that had gone by outside, and about the way the sandpipers ran after the receding waves. And when he stopped for breath Bart asked, "What else did you see?" Joel laughed. "I guess that's about all. Oh, yes," he said, "I did see Ihe Lady Animal Trainer." "By George," said Bart. "1 was going lo make'a dale for you and 1 never did." "Is there a lady animal trainer? irs. \Vymau asked. "It's Debby "Weeks," said Ann. "Joel sorl of took to Debby,' Ask V« for Our FKES1I Yard Seven stales arc using aluminum automobile license plates for 194U. They lire Connecticut, Rhode Is,- larnl, Washington, Oregon, Arkansas. Virginia ami South Dakota, Read Courier News Wwt Ada Radio Sales & Service Felix A. Carney 134 East Mair' Phone 3616 ferric* POULTRY FRESH DRESSKD DAILY FRYERS CUT UP Buy the entire Fowl or • Just the Pieces You Want Garden-Fresh Product Received Daily We Stock a Wide Variety of Pickles, Olives, Jams, Jellies WASHINGTON COLUMN New LaGuardia Comes To Town BY PETER EHSON NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, April 25. <NEA> —Ex-Mayor Florcllo LnGimrdia ot New York lias been unusually silent—for him -siuije he took over his new job as head ot United never loo late to start. It's pretty nice down here in late October." That night Joel sal down and wrote (lie letler to his father he had been putting off. He had de- idcd, he said, to go to work in the factory, and he hoped he wouldn't turn out 16 be too much of a dub al that sort of thing. He would certainly give it everything he hnd once he got started. But there were slill a few things he would like to see and do before he settled down, and there would probably never be another chance. Would it really matter much if lie didn't start unlil the flrsl of November? • * * * 'THE next morning, after he had said goodby \o Mrs. Wyman, Bart and Ann went out to his car with him. , Bart pul Joel's haga into the rumble seat. He closed the back and cnme around the car, grinning his widest grin. "I'll b« secin' ya, hoy," he said. "The middle of October, And wUl we knock 'em off!" Joel was grinning too. "I'm not TVmble of surf that was never oul of earshot, its feeling of permanence and .peace: all Ihis was like nothing Joel had ever seen before Here »as a p'lace, he knew, that wai different from anything else he. would ever see: no factories aod practically no farms; the lam was wprth almost nothing, but in- ttoad-,there 'was the sea, Whicl was worth'a lot, and which op pemled (6 his imagination in a pe _«uli»rly EI rnuc VV. And her tttey lived in the came houses thei 1 grandfathers bad lived in; the lMfc«d at th* »me view from (jjovn •very day of thei 3art explained, "and 1 was going 0 make a dale for him. And Ihei fovgot about it." "She comes over to' see me 'or.iclimes," Mrs. Wyman said when everybody is away. We're very good friends. I think she's a remarkable girl." "Uslen," said Barl, "why don you coine down with tne in the fal and go hunting with her?" "Oh, sure," said Joel. "No, I mean it." Joel smiled wryly. "I'm afrai 1 m going to be busy in the fal And besides, I never shot a shot gun in my life." "That wouldn't matter. It counting on doing the birds much damage, but we'll have some fun, anyway." "Fun!" said Bart. "You have no dea. Wait till Ellie and Debby get pulling that dog of theirs out ver the hills. They're a p»ir viicn you get 'em alone together." "I can imagine," said Joel. After he had gone, ftart and nn walked back toward the big louse. "I hope he doesn't pay too much attention to Debby," snid Ann. "Why?" osktd Bart. "D>»bby wouldn't fall for a 'guy lik* hire —especially hunting. H«'U look pretty awful trying to hajidle a Sun." '. •••••• She was walking a litU* ahead of him. "MayV* fm in » better position to judge about that than you are." ' They walked on, and Bart said, "You wouldn't Ip* tolling for htm yourself, would youV "If I ever, did." she.saW b.rl.sWjr, "I'd at least have an idea of what I was getting"mji»<iU to tor. He's a nice guy, all right, but he's got loo much curloilty. And he's goi some funny Ideas about—aboul things." ' (T« Nations RvlieC and Rehabilitation >f 00 d ! 'e needs, Adm.iiilstriition. Maybe there's a reason. The world food crisis isn't anything that ea.n be Bugged up i;eatl into the funny papers n is deud serious and bordering on slark trat/cly. Yet if Ihe new director of UNflRA doesn't blow his top in good oUl "Butch" style pretty soon, he should, because the present situation is not only Inexcusable, but intolerable. To try to understand what's be- lintl it. first divide the world up inlo countries lhat have more thuii enough food for their own needs and countries that haven't. Leave Russia out of it, because nobody knows what she has or what's she's doing with it. The other "have" nations are the Unileil States. Canada, Australia, and the Argentine. The "have-not" nations divide into four sub-yrou|xs: The countries Japan and Germany invaded, which Bet UNRRA supplies; the Allied nations which don't get UNRRA aid but which are not sclf-sustainlny and are, therefore, entitled to allocations from world surpluses; the neutrals which have always imported, foodstuffs and, therefore, rat e /locations today; the defcut- ed nuiions of Japan and Germany. COMHINKI) FOOD BOARD CONTKOUI AU.OCATIONS In control of :1 'l allocations is the Combined Pood Board, silling in Washington. Tt is made up of representatives of the U. S-, Canada. Hiid Great Britain. By and largo, tile way CFB allocations work out Is that Australia's surplus I;OP.', to the Far East, the Canadian surplus goes to the British and to western Eiiroiw, and nearly everybody else has to be supplied out of U.S.] surpluses. That's \\hy so much ol ' llie burden seems to be falling on this country. For all practical purposes. UN- RIIA comes oclore the Combined J\>od Bonn! as just another claimant for world supplies. UNHR;\ claims—and its Mgurcs seem to support the claim- thalCFB has not allocated as much as UNRRA required. Wilhout yoing into u lot of statistics. It's enough to sny thai in the first three months of 1946. UN- RRA asked for a million tons n month, was allocated 700.000 tons a month, and was shipped 510,000 [ Ions monlhly. Tills month of April, only MO.- '• 000 tons will be shipped, if thai, figure Isn't doubled, it means starvation, period, for millions by mid- May. This Is the situation LaGuardia U up against. He has moved on three fronts. First, he got some grain loose from Ihe Argentine. Ki'C- omi, he saw the "wheat certificate" system Installed. What this does is permit the farmers and holdor.T o( grain in storage to dispose- of thoir supplies now, with Ihe assurance that if there is a price rlso lalcr on, they will lie paid I hi' amount of Ihe increase. Third, I.:i- Ounrdia has moved in on the Combined ¥ooa Board, trying to i;.;t greater allocations. I-AOIIAKIIIA MUST politics with food allocations, cither in the ' United Slates w Interna- rionally. The Cumbinfcl Pond Board has a yreatcr responsibility Hum UNRRA. perhaps, in seeing.', that everybody in lh e world yets a shurt' of the CEfi Of or present political allkiuces. The. fight for food is the number one ruimau struggle, everywhere. Gel ting .some order inlo the. distribution of surpluses is es:;entiul, to I FOR-SALE! that would skyrocket prices. In this process of distribution, it i.s natural that friendly countries which must be made strong gei, preference, particularly so when they are able to pay cash. Here ill the United States, in an i.kction year, no politician wants to take the responsibility for get- ling lough with constituents, whether they're farmers, stockteed- ,rrs, millers, bakers, or consumers. But in a time of crisis, when tens of million race starvation and hun- tlreds of millions more face hunger, any playing of politics with MIL- available food supplies becomes the most incxcusabieicrime in the book. ASPARAGUS All Green All White SJ'EARS TUe Variety Grocery—Come and See Pickard's Gro. & Market Phone 2043 10'1'J Chickasawba Ave. House Pet HORIZONTAL 3 Kentucky 1.9 Pictured (ab.) animal ' j£ 4 Devotee 12 Beams. ' 5 Festival IDGrandparental 6 Level Read Courier News Want Ado. l(i (J.-i- Corrugated Steel Culverts iri 16 ¥\. Lengths with Connecting Imnds. They're l.ighler than Concrete, Easier Install and Will Last a Lifetime. to CALL OR WRITE — LEE WILSON & CO. Phone 18 Wilson, Ark. Prompi- Road Service \V:\shhl£, (lic.lsinf;, t'ulishill£ All Stiinilnnl I'l-oducts Our niMltallies arc Not Factory Trained—but They are GOOD! Their work is GUARANTEED! Tho-ir I'riccs arc KKASONAUI..E! Tlit-y are well nniipped to do l,ijj;hl Repair Work on any make of Car or Truck'. T!u-y (JtiaranU-e to SATISFY! .\tiWT SHOUT in Charge of Auio Service -Phone 2611 Ash at Second He has had to proceed with caution and without the euslomaiy bluster and fanfare ot publicity. LaOiiHrcliu ; |sn'l a U. S. public olfi- cial now. tree to blast at other government agencies. He's head n! | an tiucivMlonal organization, ami i lie has to move with all Hie tact 1 and clilcimery o( a diplomat. I; may be .vmirlrtlng new in LaGunr- dla's life, and It will be wortn watching to see if It works. His linrdcst job will be to combat »ny tendency to piny power AINERS (Sump-Pumps) Are Available Again AT NTER'S HARDWARE CO I N C. 14 Was carried 15 Symbol for iridium 18 Put up with 19 On account (ab.) 20 Manuscript (ab.) 21 It is a member of the —-^ family 23 Make a ' mistake "* 24 HOPS' kiln ' 26 Upper limb 28 Craze 30, Swift '*3j 33 First man 34 Creeping plant 35 Caterpillar hairs 37 Swiss city 38 Entire 39 Individual 40 Genus o£ rodents 4Z Conflict 47 Sun 50 Oleum (ab.) 51 Transporters 53 From 54 At one time 56 Merit 57 Distinct part 59 Short sleep 60 Garden mint VERTICAL 1 Precise ^ 2 Auricles £ 7 Hindu garment 8 Aj-dor 9 Accomplish iO Smell \1 Machine part 14 Of the thing 17 Eight (prefix) 18 Rip 21 Instrumental compositions 23. Dominions 25 East Indian cotton tree 27 Blackbird 28 Masculine if (ab.) 29 American humorist 31 Tavern 32 English river 36 Mediterranean island 37 South African Dutchman 40 Earth's satellite ; 41 Arm bone 43 War »;od 44 Snare 45 Weary '46 Girl's name 48 Norse god 49 Native ot Latvia 51 Symbol for | cerium 52 Total amount 05 Candlepower* (ab.)- i 59 Symbol for | • nickel ' Qut Our Way ByJ. R, Williarm M-M-M-AM; AIN'T THIS TIME O' VEAR LOVELV ? WUWNER.FUL/ ] GORJIS.' / Jur Boarding House with Maf. Hoople HOW ABOUT FBEDtNS 06 A CAPSULE RtMlEvM OF YOUR CAREER. AS AM INFLATED BLOOD- HOUMD? —I'M DEVJELOPlNife A. BALD SPOT, AVJOVOLJR. \) -- ^i HN\P.'_---. , SOLMED ANWXA. I LOCM6D H&f\SN CRIMES SUCH AS THE V AMI SHED / COOK-STOME- THAT A THUG Y\ AFTER i CARRIED )>'} DEDUCTION t FOOMD THE OMtV CLEVO I. HAT3 WA«i HIS

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