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PJtGEFOU* BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1946 NKWS . MJtOr ATKINS, Admtiatag Manager oOw at «Wb«Jll», Artanaa,, •at ef OOB- Bar*««t *» tb. i _ I,, ^ Ma. ^f_ ^ 0y 0B.*TaB* •• ™^ ^^W ^™. aaburtaan*.itowD wban cantor lalnca. ,»»» P« •••*. «r M< P* yeai/CLMtpr.*! bf mafl ta Government Statistics * A Fof as long as anyone can remember,' government facts and charts have been a-source of generally accepted in- foimation, To quote "government figures" was to quote statistical gospel. Now^however, some heretical questions are .being raised by various businessmen and-economists. The general tenor of their complaint is that glowing government reports on production are' inaccurate, unsupported. and^UtTout for "propaganda 11 purposes, it is claimed that some agencies have drawn the wrong conclusions from other government figures with adverse amr unhappy results. '" One 'instance cited is the suggestion that industry generally could raise wages from 15 to 25 per cent without - raising prices. This was made by the .Commerce. Department and Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion on ttie! basis of "government figures." Since then, upward price revision by other agencies have tended to contradict this conclusion. • Another specific complaint is against the OWMR assertion that total output of goods and services is up some 44 per cent from the prewar level, and that the "gross national product" is ?154,000,000,000. ; The first figure: has been contrastc'd: witji' the 'Civilian Price Adminis- tratipn's r preliminary estimate on March production, which showed drops o'iPfrorn25 to 75 per.cent in the output oXX'automobiles, tracks, -refrigerators, electric .ranges, sewing machines and equipment below prewar cause there is no supply, wily demand. During the war the various agencies that surveyed the increase in the cost of .living never did agree on a common answer. And today, for all the encouraging figures, the supply of many urgently needed items is absent, or short, or outrageously priced. "We Plead, Not Guilty!" • rrjLqift$rtj r "averages. The second figure's. implication,, is challenged because the s " based on postwar, not pre- W These claims' and counterclaims may Se- a !' little complex and confusing. But any shopper knows that all the statis- -tics showing record highs in production, employment, and. so . on, aren't 1«irttinptgoods"on the shelves. The average-consumer might be more inclined ty^agree with the building columnist r^old,":I<i<is, .'. who has stated flatly, invdefense of OPA, that the law of sup- \Ayj and : demand won't work today be- Modern Dairy Plant for Arkansas Arkansas is getting ahead industrially at last, Our people 1mvc worked out the pattern of. cooperative effort which brings results. Among ninny gratifying examples, a particularly meaningful one Is the selection of Paris, county sent of tx>gnn county, by Avoset, inc., as n silc for n new type of dairy processing plnnl. The plant will start out as a model creamery, but will build into the production of a stabilized cream, which keeps sweet indefinitely, ns the milk output of the community Justifies. This plant was awarded to Arkansas in a competition with several states. One was the great dully state of Wisconsin, where an immediate (juiiriinlee WHS made of the 300,000 pounds of milk dally, which the plant will require for full production. Dili the officials preferred to come to Arknnsiis, start in a smaller way, and grow to full volume by working with dairy farmers to get the amount of milk their plant will need for capacity output. Mahlon Jordan, vice president of Avoset, said the company was favorably impressed by the possibilities lor dairying of the In ml around Paris, nncl thai, it api>cared to them that the farmers nrc of n high type, willing and anxious to increase dairying, and to strive for quality as well as volume, If assured a market. There Is credit for many In the galnlns of this plant, which will be, when completed, a $750,000 enterprise, employing aboht 200 workers, and diking the milk from about 15,00 cows. Along with much other industrial progress, this plant testifies to Governor Lancy's foresight in leading the reorganization plan for the state government, under which all of the agencies dealing with our natural resources were combined and streamlined for co-operative efforts In the Resources and Development Commission. Together, aiding each other under one head, instead of operating as separate units, they are far more effective. In the commission, and throughout the state, there is an alert new spirit, which is working in many lines, yet with mutual purpose, to profit by the resources of every community, and to overcome obstacles to progress. This undoubtedly played a vlial part in bringing in the Avoset plant. The officials saw a wide front of effort, which extends from sweet potato drying plants to provide livestock feed, to un earnest campaign to control the Arkansas river and make It useful. They met with courteous zeal in many quarters, beginning with the prompt response of Wayne Fletcher, engineer of the Resources and Development commission, to their request last fall for data on the state's milk production. The Democrat congratulates all who aided In gaining this important plant—and welcomes it to the stute. Here is more fine evidence that Arkansas is on its way to happier days for all our people. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT HOLLYWOOD; BV KRSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspond"^ HOLLYWOOD, May 3. (NEA) — Charles Boyer's Ravle opposite lurid Bergman In "Arch of Triumph " ooks like the top controversial cast- ng of tile year. The Paul Henreld ans arc yelling murder. Boyer says 10 will have his hair cut dilterent- y, and will lose about 40 pounds. But his critics are screaming: "How an a Frenchman play a refugee German doctor? 11 We've been wondering about that, too. Ilona Massey, who is the click of "Holiday in Mexico," is threatening to make an issue at Metro against continuing In musicals. She wants to do dramatic roles. . Clark Gable will definitely do "Lucky Baldwin." W. R. Burnett licked the script after four producers had tried to for two years . . . Deflation note: A 7-year-old boy accosting Ray Millnnd outside the Paramount studio gate and asking: "Mister, do you work in pic tvues? " When Cully Richards, the comic relumed to Paramount after threi years In the Army, the publlcit; boys asked him to answer some bio graphical questions. When he cam Amos 'a' Andy, the father of three oungsters, will pass the cigars gain in August. . . . Mickey Koo- icy, Bill Elliott, Jim Jordan, and Phil Harris are all running for uayor of Enclno, against Tom Jrencman, the incumbent. « « * The Gene Raymond family may wind up on Broadway this fall. Gene has a play olfer, and Jeanette MacDonald is considering u ilay and u musical, both of which lave her Interested. . . . Promised and hoped for: Lucille Ball's sensational drunk act that lasts for seven minutes in M-G-M's "Easy to Wed." Robert Walker is all set to go to England to do a picture with Robert Donat. The ambition of Jimmy Dnranlc on his trip East in June is lo play a piano duet with President Truman. Here's betting that he docs. M-G-M will give Van Johnson the he-man buildup in "High Barbarce." It's by NordhoiT and Hall, who wrote "Mutiny on the Bounty." . . . Lew Ayrcs. who has gone out very little since returning from the war, is being seen about with eyeful Jane Nigh. RED ANALOGY One of those table-hopping bores to the question, "Do you have any was making the rounds at the Tro- lanious ancestors?", Cully wrote: cailero. He stopped for an umisu- "My grcat-grand-fathex had the sliced lemon cencession at the Boston Tea Party. 1 ' MODKST MAXIK Moxie Rosenbloom, in the East on a p. a. tour, is writing Hollywood pnls on stationery which reads "The World's Greatest Actor" on the letterhead and "Genius" on the envelope. . . . Radio's "Andy" of ally long time at,one table, and when he finally left there was a unanimous sigh of relief. "I thought he'd never leave." someone said. "Yeah." agreed Brito, "it takes that guy longer to say goodby than a Russian soldier." Read Courier News Waul Ads. t. WASHINGTON COLUMN Leading With the Neck By WILLIAM MAIER TjIE STDRV: EMIt •!»<>•( eo»- 1raj£(n pnr«nn«1a. Kvcrrone !• relieved ivkrn the dorlnr Anally »arx he' will fc«: all rlirkl. Jcx-1 kMfl liefer Itat Ibe name* nae grate him tor lae Cap« Co4 4neka *re oat to kc foud Im K kMk he hu. c * • » XIV TJEBBY hadn't even noticed tbat is car had come in across the moors, and she didn't see the man «t all until Bull started to bark. He: had left his car out by the .bam and started, across the yard toward -them. She looKed up !<juickly, then sat watching him as iie came across the yard toward them. Joel sat still too. ) 'He- was wearing city clothes, a ,£ray Suit and a light gray topcoat, but no hat. The coal looked new, and it hung from his shoulders just right, like in the adver- "That's right." lie sounded surprised. Her face was impassive. "We don't want no more insurance." Agnes opened the kitchen door. Mr. Newkirk was looking down nl Dcbby. "I came to inquire about Ir. Daniels," he said with dignity. "Yeah," said Debby. "Well, he's better. But we don't want no more nsurance. We got too much now." * » * AGNES came across the porch. ciothe And his face was like their, too, hand! some Mrf mmilin g. Debby thou gh lh« flight be 28 years old, or maybe even 30, but he sure was good going, Joel." Joel nodded and the three of them started to walk toward Bart's car. * « » 1PKS," Joel said, "will you look at all the decoys?" He was peering in one of the side \vindo\vs of tlic barn. "Hey, you're not supposed lo SCO those," Dcbby shouted. "Why not?" "Because you're not." "You going into the business?" "It's a secret." "Will we ever know?" Bart asked. "Oh, sure. Everybody will know someday. It's goir.g to revolutionize duck hunting. Least that's what Elliu snys. But we got to get our stock built up before we an- •Tm'Mrs. Daniels," she said. I nouncc 'cm. The demand is going "My name is Newkirk, Kenneth to be terrific, he says." "Can't we see them?" Well—I shouldn't. It's Ellie's 15Y PETKI) KDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, May 4. (NEA) — A lot of economic prophets are missing a grcut opportunity these,, days lo stick out their necks. Any-' 1 one who could right predict Hie way Ihings will go in the next six' to eight months could cash in hnud- iomely. Random opinions and guesses— nobody really knows—run to the IAYO extremes; either things are going to get better, or they're going to get worse. That reduces »!} economic prediction to an ; absurdH^'; Pnul O. Hoffman, president of Studebaker. recently expressed the opinion Hint it would be two, three, or even four months before the impact of recent wnge increases in steel, auto, and other major industries was fell by consumers. Two-thirds of any increase i:i wages ultimately finds its way intJ higher prices, says Hoffman. Hn estimates that n 20 to '25 per cent j general increase in price levels | may be forthcoming. Any increase authorized in coal wages or prices, any increase in railroad wages or freight rates, would contribute to this higher level of prices in the remainder of 1946. In the opposite corner arc to ue found such people as Brig.-Gen. Albert J. Browning, now director of purchases for Ford Motors. BROWNING SEKS SURPLUSES, Browning has a theory that (lie pipeline of supply is rnptdly filling, and that there will soon be surpluses of many items now scarce. There arc a lot of concealed inventories. Browning believes. There are a lot of duplicated mid tripli- catcd orders on the books of ;;up- pliers. When the inflation yets wrung out of this scramble for stocks, Browning believes thjit surpluses will bcijin to develop and prices will begin to level off or even go down. Browning is so bearish that in a recent speech nl Cleveland hi' told industry it had belter gel busy and stfirt selling. The iricn Unit demand is now so great that sales effort will be unnecessary for ^ ong time is .heavily discounted by is school of thought. Some of the big companies. leneral Motors, have been buiUliu.: p sales organizations and arc eady lo start pushing, others an' playing it Ihc other way. Thrv will become unnecessary. They then br removed that will be that. painlessly, and Courier News Want AfSa. 'Peeping Dog' Captured READING,-Pa. (UP)—Police investigated mi 'Apartment house uproar started when a woman reported there was a man outside her bathroom window. Quick capture came for the peeping nnnoyer—a large dog who climbed a fire escape, placed his paws on the window sill and pushed his face against the frosted glass window. i] U. S. Naval Air Unit | IIOR1ZONTAL . 4 Groove 1 Depicted is . S Bone insigne of 6 For fear that Squadron 7 Erect 42, "U. S. * Cloth measure naval' aviation 9 Genus of rodents Read Courier News Want Ads. SIDE GLANCES fcy Galbratrii 7Distant .,, 13 Excite " 14 Evaded 15 Lease IS Rail bird 19 Foot part 20 Label 21 Dress 23 Sped 24 Paid notice 25 Music note 27 Disburse 30 Dropsy 3 4 Diner 35 Stupid person 36 Flying machine -« , ; 37 Expunge "s? SBTasto solo • (ab.) : 39 Names (ab.) '40 Coin 143 Type of poem •48Sainte (ab.) '51 Hindu i garment ~ f '.' '53 Post j 54 Particle '55 King's son • 57 Handled •59 Quicker ;CO Closer . 10 Smell 11 Tissue ' 33 Chemical 12 Paradise suffix 17 On time (ab.) 40 Snakes iS Measure . ,. 41 Edible il Accost '%?? rootstock 22 Substance .i 42 Group of •24 About •<•* three 20 Embellish • s? 44 Hebrew 27 Sepal (ab.) .1 measure 28 Companion 45 Symbol for 29 Greek letter sodium . 31 Age 46 Nickel l "4 32 Months (ab.) (symbol) 47 Ardor <18 Heavenly body ' " •ID Carry (coll.) 50 Wife of Cuchulainn ' (Irish saga) 52 Tavern , 54 King of fif • ' Judah 'A 56 Symbol for -f f : cerium 58 Compass point Newkirk. I heard that Mr. Daniels was sick and I was going through \ovrn so 1 thought I'd stop in and secret" She eyed them suspici- inrjuire—" ously. "Promise not to go into the "Yes, Mr. Newkirk." Agnes decoy-making business?" spoke uncertainly. Debby could 1 "' """"'--" —<•> T ~' tell from her voice that she was, -. - —• - --. both puzzled and impressed. "Yes. 1 Dcbby unlocked the door and Well, he's much better, thank you. lp « them in. The decoys were Will you—will you wait just a|°» shelves, tier after tier of them minute, Mr. Newkirk?" lining llig walls. They were in H*i smBe was Including th'em both, and ft was sort of a bashful cmlie, T&jl^lkb^ .too bashful. "*Is this* Mrs. Daniels?" he asked. Bebby laughed. "I should say Take laost two of me to •smiled, Just a bit cautiously, thought, as though he didn't win t,. to be'on. record a* having laughed at Agnes. She turned toward the house a«a shouted, "Agnes, there'* la* here to aee you." ^<ph, that wasnt necessary," he " "ri Just caiae to Inquire abou She went back into tlie house. | Six different poses: one with the Debby was still kneeling in the head nestled grumpily between ass, still scratching Bull behind H»e shoulders, one with H droop- e ears, »nd when she began to ing slightly to the right, one with speak it wasn't to Mr. Newltirk it drooping way around to the nd it wasn't to Joel. It was as right, corresponding ones with the hough she was talking to the I heads turned left, and one with an igh land. "We got too much in- outstretched neck and no head a) urance already. And we prefer a", since the head was supposed salesmen who do their scllin' day- lo be under water. " ' mes— and without liquor. . at Um curiously *1»i twtttr.T .tie said, aUU (tar kit at W4£-?'' v •. •'', .-, :'•> •Good, Fm glad to haar It" And •Itcr a while b* said, -My name b H^fctak, Kenneth Newkirk . Boy, you've put a lot of work Agnes came back out on the] in>° these things," Bart said, porch, and now she was all smiles " nl Eav - But ll ' & K°' n * , to *" Ellie says he'd like to see you, worth it. We're going lo seU em ilr. Newkirk. Just for a minute f or S20 a dozen—and the demand He still has to be careful." will be tcrriflc." Bart came out after they went When they got out Into the yard n and sat on the edge of tlic J°el said, "Daniels' Despondent porch. "Who's the city slicker?" Decoys." he asked. Bart started to laugh, and Joel "He's the Insurance man" said laughed too, and they were both Joel, "and don't say nnythinH still laughing when they drove out against him, because Deuby seems ol Ihe yard. And Debby, standing fond of him." there watching them go, was She chuckled. "Guess I kind of laughing too. She took the key told him, didn't I?" she asked oack to the barn and nun* it be with satisfaction. hind the timber, humming under 'Kind of," said Joel I her breath and chuckling. omit on unfilled consumer demand o keep the market going until >rice controls are removed and norc expense can be put into sales effort with some indication here will be a return on the increased costs. In holding prices down to prcscn: levels, OPA has, of course, forml many manufacturers to absorb increased costs by trimming or elim- Inntinc sales costs. BUSINESS FUTURE KKSTS LARGELY WITH CONGRESS What congress docs about tending the price control Iruv will have a terific clefct on whether business goes inflationary or flationary. The house amcndmrtils re all Inflationary.The Senate m.iy neck out some of them, but It robably can't kill them all. Inflationary or deflationary. T use can be made for keeping win- ontrols for the next year. Kvou he ComiUec for IXonomic Df\cl- i .tooted at a«m eeaCy. "You're •Ti.rt-i. t ._j.__' ^ • -_ Bartslood up.~' : ffiV've K ol to be opment, some of tin- business brains of the country n! ts call, admits Ihnt price conn •should not. be ended precipitously; on June 30. as the National elation of Manufacturers is ck - m finding. H the country is headed lor higher prices, nil the more reason «i- sit on the lid. On the other hnnd. If i deflationary period is nln-.ui j and prices are forced downward by j competition" |,, a n aggressive sell- j ing market, the retention of prki- i controls cnn do no harm. As p:ii • •> ! ffill >K'lo\v Ihe ceilings, ihc coiiU'u!.-.. VERTICAL 1 Separate;.; 2 Scope 3 Chinese •odety BvJ. R. Williams Out Our Way WILL YOU SPEAK TO \ THIS BOY? LOOIdAT I HIS HAND TORN TO / RIBBONS/ I WOM'T \ HAVE HIM GOING TO 1 HIGH SCHOOL LOOK- ) IM& LIKE HE HAD / MO MOTHER..' f/ - AM' SALVE AlO' STLJFF-THIMKI WAMT ALl TH' IX FELLEES TH1WKIM ,"\VluH if I rcnlly could sing like Crosby? I'd be so busy with radio and the movies we wouldn't have a minute for.! - .. . romance!^ — — — - > THIS CURIOUS WORU> SO.UE EARLY AMERICAN MATURAL H1STORV BJOKS, INSECT-*, WERE CALLED AND THE CREATURES V,'E. MCW CALL- SNAKES' '^EEE CLA FIED AS THtRT/ VEARS "VCO SOONJ ' J,5VS.Vw, T v t !«t'ivt" >ur Boarding House with Maj'. Hoople ILL BET IF A. I. SPOOK SHOULD COME FLOATING THROUGH Tl4E VJW-L.YOU . COULD BUST OUT OF WE NNVTUOOT _ NOIVD L1K.E TO GOIM STP,K~ I 6E eiLLV TO etvTTER. THW HOUSE UNARMED? SUPPOSt FOOTPADS ARE THERE STAGING THE GHOST PERFORMANCE. TO FRIGHTEN ROSPECTN& TENANTS BE TOO CUMBERSOME? DOQRVJkY EITHER / A_BEAUFORr SCALE IS A SCAif Of W/MO ftVK£ DSE1 A RECORC TOO - USE5HI5 FLOW-SHAPEO HEAD TOEOKF. HIS WAV INTO SOFT SiVND VUMfiiMEVER HE WISHES TO HIDE. ANSWER: A widely vised scale ot wind. NEXT: Public Eiicmy.NO; 1 »5*»f n »*>* u ' < >* n ?5'