The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 1, 1946 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 1, 1946
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUIUEU NEWS flB BLTTOZVILLB ;•'. ,1 i.,M OOmUKB NKWB ««Rfar t» «>• ettr of BtrttMfllto or my town wbOT e per WMk, or » ndfav of 40 mllM, MJ» per tnr;*M*««r«ti»aBtt»,tLM tor r» » J»j i*4tf\* it, ,»)» , ts- ' Atflr>M*fc M\ ••»'••», I • Ice Cream and Cake • . . £ Secretary of Commerce Henry \Val- Macc lias a^ain taken up the conlrovcr- ••sial subject of party discipline of Demo- p>cratic congressmen who vote against • th'e'"admmist¥ation. This time he did ,'riot a'dvocate a purge of the stubborn | brethern: 'But .his advice to a party | rally in -San Francisco did suggest 'denying them committee appointments. * The secretary said that he wasn't .'trying to stifle the free speech or free '.vote of any congressman. "Hc can let ;his conscience be his guide. But he 1 slitfuld not expect any ice cream and vcakc if he has set fire to the living | room," was the way Mr. Wallace put • it. t * | There was just enough mixture of > general and specific in Mr. Wallace's ! speech to cause wonder whether hc was ; offering 1 a "'program, of broad, long- I ran'ge reform or prescribing an im- jniediate antidote for the Republican-; conservative. Democrat coalition that is £ upsetting the administration's legisla- £tive apple cart. But one thing is cer- £tam. U was '. llehrf "Vyallace, practical £ix>!itici:in, alfd Siot ,f Henry Wallace, £ idealist, who was speaking. T; Mr. ^yallace would have a majority | member ^oif /Congress back the major j issues cm^whicrf: hS-and his party were Delected (the party platform, apparent- ply). Then, on new issues, he would ghave him abide b.y the majority de£ cision of his -party's congressional lesul- •: ers and a party caucus. |i That, of course, is in line, with the B way our government works. We accept 0 the majority .decision in. election of a £ President. 'We accept the vote of a f majo'fity in Congress for the enact- c inent of laws, and of a Supreme Court | majority in deciding upon their val- f idity and ' interpretation. f But all this acceptance carries with ' th. l righ4.-to.shpwl, ....complain, de- piece oJ~ legislation jutrwJuced by the major party would be sure of passage. The only expression of guaranteed personal opinion, for' or against, would come from the minority side of the aisle. The majority would debate and vote en bloc. If it were (ws-siblc for a political " party to chart a specific four-year program and, if elected, stick to it, Mr. Wallace's plan might seem more workable. But everyone, including Mr. Wallace, knows that a party platform is mostly a vote-catcher to which'neither electors nor elected pay much attention after the campaign closes. Furthermore, the platform can't anticipate changes or emergencies. Both parlies' platform of 1<M<1 are full of forgotten promises. Neither contains anything about universal military (raining, draft extension, full employment, merger of the armed services, Ol'A extension, or national health legislation. Mr. Wallace implies that administration-backed legislation is always right. Ho also implies that voters have (he chance to "discipline" congressmen only at election time, and that otherwise thc congressional party caucus is always right in its majority opinion. Further, he would pcmili/.c a majority member for thinking and acting against the prescribed lido. 'Hie secretary's suggestions are worth thinking about. Hc is right in wanting to do something about negative obstructionism in Congress when it clearly thwarts the bi-partisan wishes of thc country's voters. But it does seem lhal his drastic euro might turn out to be a.s bad as thc disease. WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 19-10 e,'antLrebel. That is not the case | with Mr. Wallace's plan. The dissident 5 majority member ; would have to but- j ton his"4ip and vote with thc majority. , To follijw "t'he/guidance oC a protesting ; conscience' would mean losing his ice ' cream and cake, and possibly being I charged with political arson as well. ; Under such a; plan, _ any important Prescription for Quiet Lake Success, Long Island, tolerated the Sperry gyroscope plant in its midst because of thc- war, says a local minister. But now that the war is over "we'd like to rcmitiii a quiet village," he says. Therefore, he is concerned about the United Nations' moving in. Wo can't, imagine a better way to ensure (|iiit>t for Lake Success and countless villages throughout thc world than for one of them to provide the UN with a home, welcome its representatives, and; let them sit down and go lo work. ; SO THEY SAY 1 hold Hint any iircmnturc attempt completely (o disarm niu- own country without coin- pnrnblc progress abroad will only serve to retard us on the ronci to pence. The United Nations needs In these troublous times a strong America.—General Eisenhower. * * * As for the greal mass of returning men. it has been my personal e.\|)ericiice that they have remained fundnineiitnlly unchanged by military service and motivated largely by a feeling of relief in being able to resume their civilian status.—Dr. Lydia M. Giberson of New York, industrial psychiatrist. nf fillip Cod Mi;ll nr ,* nntl div-sNv* Hfce it 1nmlN>7 at 10. Ilrr ^i'l.tpr'''.Apne* ' Trnrii* \tr thc'll iif'vrr flnd a VwHbaw4 mulriia »hr r-S^il? r * * fT vr»y». JJehhy £or* wtidollngf vrlth Klllr, Bart »»4 Ur.xpUr fcnd vrralhrr. Kllle T iror-H out In hlx ^nat <• r«lrlr T « • * lilrd, Mcrm* In !<»»<- mm «»r, l» • rauprht hrlplrMMlr im la* awlfl -• > .lo nlhrr t. .- Btf rt lire la the BtnlhUc.!, the* rr Ullr. ; • :;":;y, •IT Gecm 4 '«o-iri OM'. they were , splashing along the marshy .edge ol the Meadow, although she •knew it couldn't have been more Jlhan 15' minutes. Joel had hur- .ried ahead \ih(il hc had got up b< •side Bart, where he had taken •hold'ol the-rope too, but the skiff {glided along behind them without • their!-doing any real pulling, jus' wn occasional tug when the rope •went- taut >You could see they .were hurrying, and yet all their nmovements were slow, as they al- :\'-ays have to be in the water. . XV last tticy were at the end o •'1-s Meadow, and it was a shot ^ro\v across lo the mainland. "Afte .I've given the oars to Ellie," Bar ,sail, "we'll run over to the Islan taij'pick up the other decoys T Probably be an hour or so." j -Alter he'di<5nf they slood side iby side on the narrow beach, and *Joal asked, "Where would Ellie Jtc from here?" '••?'' t She ppmtcd. *Right through the J " T -*t's go' somewhere where we i"»n .co. Could we.see him from *ba .k l-cre where we left the car?" I "Yes," s»id Debby, and they 'sloshed along the beach in their Jbo^fs, hurrjinlg. Joel had the jack |o( 4rcoy«, onJjr- now he had it over '- '1>U 1 »!«*lderf tl«i WHY- Ellie c»r- Sried them. ' H;|^«*ut wn;a they j,vt ta the path .""... *o *he ear, Ellie wam't nough; hc was already past thc teadow, and lie was' skimming long, not rowing, just steering, rst with one oar and then with ic olher. She could even see that c was half turned in the scat, ooking ahead. She thought, "He't sec him 10 more than we can," and it fell s though her mouth and throat were all hollow and full of air, nd there wasn't any gimp in her houlders. She saitl aloud, "Somc- hin's happened to him." Joel didn't say anything, and hc was glad hc had sense enoui;h lot to try to say something hadn't lappcned to him. She looked across thc bay, and t was surprising how clearly yoi; could sec the opposite shore," it; broken line of creeks and rove; and marsh and Muffs. And look- ng up she saw that beyond thc scattered, racing clouds. Ihe sl;j "If'; was steely and full of light. clearing up," she said. "Sure," said Joel. "He's probably somewhere over on shore now — waiting for somebody ID come along and pick him up. What do you say we drive around tiic other side there and look for him?" » * * 'J'HEY drove back through the village and out onto the stale highway. Then Debby turned the car off on the Baybcrry Point Road. That brought them out on high ground, where they could get a good view all around. They gol out and stumbled, to The Pot at the Kettle *; IN HOLLYWOOD; : BV KKKKIN'K JOHNSON NBA Staff CorrrsponaVni HOLLYWOOD, May 1. (NBA) — ' One Ojitlaw" Is smashing all box-office records at every theater It plays. Howard Hughes, already a millionaire, has one of the greatest popular attractions In the history of the movies. "The picture W IH gross $10,000,000, Harry Gold, in charge of Us world-wide distribution, told us. "We've got what the guy on the street wauls, and we're selling It with showmanship—tlie red carnation and 'Step closer, folks.' 'The Outlaw Is clicking because the guy on the street today is choosiiiK the entertainment he wants to see.'Harry talks the lingo of the film salesman. He's been one for 21 years. As vice president in charg.; of sales for United Artists since i ; i, )!0 h t its inception, h c has helped sell Hughes' first big nit, "Hell's Angels," as well as Fairbanks, Griffith, and Chaplin movies. "They knew showmanship." hc says. "Today it's nil cut-and-dric;l stuff for big studios. We're putting Ihe 'oomph' back in showmanship." "BREAK" PAYS OFF Pianist Eugene List, the GI pianist who played for Stalin. Churchill, and President Truman at the Potsdam Conference, told 115 over a beer thc other afternoon that ills "lucky break" will gross him 1,320.(JOO within the next tv.'0 years. He figures that in that lime he will do 45 concerts at $2500 each, has finished five radio shows at the 'same price, is getting about $90,000 for a role in Andrew Stone's new movie. "Bachelor's Daughters," and wil learn $20.000 more from records due to be released soon. He's still ama/cd by it all. He .says: "I was just a concert pianist before th c war. Nobody paid too much attention to me." But as "Just a concert pianist," hc did till light, receiving $750 per performance. List is a young (27). likeable ch(i]> whom Producer Stone has acting as well as playing thc piano in "Bachelor's Daughters." In fact, he even look a few o.uick dramatic lessons in New York bclorc coming to Hollywood. SflKK I.KARN'S FKO.M IOOIE Spike Jones confessed to us that he got the idea for his City Slickers, those washboar<| and cowbell beaters, from one of the world's great-, est musicians—Stravinsky. ;'U wasn't his music, exactly," Spike said. "One night I saw him conduct hl> Fire Bird Suite nl the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. I was sit- "ng In Die front row, and every O|J hjs toes fm n downbeat, his new slices squeaked. It struck me so funny that 1 decided to put squeaks," cowbells, and belches into lh c hit tunes of thc day." There's an Ironic twist to June Clayw-orth's assignment lo one of the top roles in a new RKO picture. "The Truth About Murder." Producer Sid Rogell insisted she wasn't the type for the part, and the film's director. Lew Landers, ha c i (o fight hard to win 11 for her. Since the preview. Hogell has been busily partaking of the proverbial humble pie. June claj'worlh, you see, is Mrs. itogcll. Farmers Furniture Store Now Located at 405 East Main St. New and Used Furniture WASHINGTON COLUMN Down On The Unhealthy Farm By PETER KDSON , also i,,. t|1 ,^.5,^ fQ m . ovklc eifr.A Witthingtiiii Correspondent medical care and but they anywhere, could pl«d;-ly K in (i/,v;ml them. She was surprised to sec him okhig so serious. Hc clambered •or Ihe seals and stood tinkle leep in the foam beside thc bow. Ic had thrown back the hood of lis parka, and thc wind at his back flattened down his close- cropped hair, as it docs a field of .russ. "You haven't seen anything of him?" he asked breathlessly, ;md his eyes were wide and worried. II wns thc first time in her life Ibal Debby had ever seen him 'thoul his grin, and without his lazy, friendly self-possession. 'There's no use In kidding ourselves about this thing," he was saying. She stared at him, fascinated. He was very interesting. And then he made a quick motion with his hand toward .tncl, and Joel put his arm around her. "Feeling dizzy?" he asked. '"Xo." she said deliberately. "Jus', a little- weak in Ihe head." She giggled. "Nothin 1 new about lhal, ! guess." 5>!ie glanced timidly at Joel's face, and hc was smiling at her. She added, "And you know, I'm kind of licked sometimes when something happens flnd Ellie isn't there lo boss me around." She faw Joel and Bait exchange quick [lances. She moved away and pulled her •isor down over her eyes. "I'll be ill rif;ht now when I get doing something." She looked up and down thc shore. "Look, Bart, you lake your boat and go that way. 1 thc edge of the bluff and stood sideways to thc wind, braced, holding on to their visors as they squinted out at the bay. And right straight in front „ them, not more than two hundrcf yards out from shore, was Hart. [ and hc was busy handling his skirt in that wind. Debby led the way to a path that went down the bluff. And then the saw that Bart was com- She pointed to the south. "There .ire Iwo creeks down there I wouldn't be able lo gel across. But I ran walk a mile or more this way before I come to anything." Slic turned to Joel. "And you take the car and go find John Qualcy. Just sum asking anybody you sec In Ihc village and pretty soon somebody will know where hc is. You find him and tell him to bring anybody he can find." "How do you spell it?" ho asked. He was looking at her strangely. "Q-n-a-1-c-y. John Qualey." 'Okay," hc said, still looking at her (he same way. And before he Marled back up the bluff hc said, "You're quite ti girl, Debby," <X« Be Continued) %, WASHINGTON. May 1 <NEA> — Thc customary picture of the rugged farmer as the healthiest of nil the horny-handed sons of toil has been given a terrific jolt of debunk-, 'ing by Assistant Secretary of Ari- culUire Charles F. Brniinau, of) Denver, Colo. j Appearnlg before the Senate Committee on Education and Labor lo testify on the Wngner-Mnrrnv- gell National Health Insurance bill. Brnnnan admitted that the rural life might hc simple and full of fresh air. but said that' ii wasn't nearly as healthy as city life. In short, Braunnn said mnil health care was 40 years behind the limes, and that cities bad far better medical service and sanitation. Tlic importance of this indictment hits home in the fact that, while only f>7,000,000 people, a little over 40 per cent of thc U, S, population, live in rural nrcns, well over 50 per cent of American children under la years of age dwell on farms. The rural birth rate is higher than the city, birth rate, in other words, and it's thc mlgratiqn from country to town that maintains thc population increase under the bright lights. 'Hie serious shortcomings of rural health were shown in the results of Selective Service physical examinations, said Hrannan. Fifty- Ihrce °"t of every loo farm boy-? of 18 and 19 who came up for the draft were turner! down foi physical :lcfccls. This rate of rejections was 40 per cent higher (ban that lor all other population groups. DEATH STALKS KUKAl. AKIv\S The dcatli of mothers in childbirth is a third higher on farms than in cities. The death of the babies themselves is a fourth higher. Both had records are traced to the fact lhal few rural maternity i cases arc handled in hospitals. I Typhoid fever claims three nm?-; a.s many farm as city victims. The j dcnlh rate for .diphtheria is twit-" I as high. Only a third of thc fann I children up to eight years of a«e ' have been vaccinated against small- ! pox. And so on. Another bit of American farm folklore which Brnnnan look a slint at was Hie srcat myth nf the cnuu- l.ry doctor. Despite the fact that 43 per cent of Ihe population is rural, said Brnnnan. only 18 pr.- cent of our doctors are in farm and village localities. Before thc there was one doctor for every 650 people in thc towns, bin lhc average was only one doctor lor every 1700 people in most rmv.l areas, and some counties were nct- tir.R nlone on one doctor for every 3000 to SOOO people. The same slory was presented on hospitals. There simply nrcn't enough hospitals in rurnl areas. A paradox on this aspect of the sti- ualion is that there are nsuallv empty beds in rural hospitals, while city hospitals arc overcrowded, nut (lie explanation given Is that farm people can't afford hospi;ii service, and that's why thrr ( - arein more country doctors, loo. The trend, by the way, is said still to be downhill. Tn 1911. thc average city f;imi!v spent J.2S for medical care. -i'h» average farm family spent only SH- The desirable minimum ot $100 a ycai- for health c ; i,, if the average family Is beyond iho reach of 80 per cent nf m.- miv.l population. Small wonder thai pvj- vate physicians don't want ;<> i),. country doctors, and small unrm t < r that rural health standards are .H low as thev are. Poor health, the Department nr Agriculture has found, is all im Frequently thc cause for [arm f ( i'|. urcs. Since 1037. lhc Farm fy-nai'v Adminlstralton has been isu'-n- mi-ntiiij. with prc-paid lu-:iliii 1;; . winuicc plans. The department h.u liltl'J sanitation for the 7fO.OOO to 1,500,000 migrant farm workers. Hut, the surface has barely been scratched. I. 1 :' In appearing before the Education and Labor Committee, Secretary Brannan was, of course, testifying for the Department of Agriculture in favor of the Wagner- Murray-Dingell National Health Insurance plan. The answer which this bill proposes for thc problem or improving national health—rural as well as urban—is a system of compulsory insurance to be financed by deductions from payrolls or by additional income tax payments, assuring everyone full medical care without further worries Semite °i" doctor bills. THIS CURIOUS WORU» TO THE /VlOON, WHEW WE REACH WE PLACE WHERE GRAVITATIONAL PULL OF THE EARTH M ARE EOML. WE WILL BE .ABLE TO REST SUSPENDED IN MID-AIR IN OUR ROCKET SHIP, SELDOM NEST IN "THE DENTIST OPENS YOUR MOUTH TO SHUT YOU UP,"Says DR. DAVID FLAL)A\ENHAFr, , A/ew ' NEXT: How siany species of animals arc there in the world? 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