The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 20, 1949 · Page 3
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1949 Monthly Surveys Made on Jobless Census Bureau Soys Information on Work Of Prime Interest WASHINGTON (AP) — The big 1950 census doesn't start until next April, but don't be surprised if a census man calls at your home this su turner. .Every month Census Bureau dAbtierntors visit about 25,000 "seholds In the United States. They ask questions about the age, martial status and employment of members of households. The employment census on which (he Bureau bases its estimate of I he number of job-holders and Job- hunters, is now rated more Important than the count of population. Etnploymenf information Is valuable to the government and private industry as an indicator of business conditions. Some householders resent the questioning ns "prying Into private affairs". A few others are scared by It in these days of agitation over Communists and charges of disloyalty. Census Bureau officials say people have nothing to fear from the interviews. The information is strictly confidential as far as the individual householder or his family is concerned. Names of Individuals are not senl io Washington headquarters. The information received here is uscc only for compiling the number ol employed and unemployed anc other statistics. Not even the FBI or Interim Revenue collectors can obtain census information for investigation or tax collecting purposes. Federal Law prohibits its use except in statis tics. Some people refuse to cooperat with the Census Bureau's enumer- or interviewers. However, re. ly few persist in refusing aft the interviewers have shown Identification cards with their pho tographs and have explained why the Information is being collected. Special care is taken to put the questions in simple words and in terms which are well known in tli community where the interviews person lives. The Interviewers take short training courses (or thei monthly one-week's work. The monthly census Is taken in 88 sample areas of the country. For BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEW! HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Hal Boyle Discovers That Man Likes to Increase His Height By Hal Boyle NEW YORK —«>>— There is one sure and simple formula lor making - profit in America. it is to ask a large number of people what they want—and then nass produce it and sel It to them at a price they can arford. I would be ricli myself by following this easy formula except for one thing. Every time I ask people what they would like to have they all say: "Money!" And I'll be darned if 1 can think up a way to manufacture money cheaper than the government. But up In Brockton, Mass., there s a plain-spoken 53-year-old Yan- —but to them it Is Important." "Mow tall are you?" I asked. "Pive-feet-len-and-a-half," said Stone, who stands up very stiighL And he added carefully: "In my stocking feet." cagey enough ten ask tills innocent example, in some areas there is large employment in certain tvpes of manufacturing while in other areas farming or mining is a principal occupation. A typical enumerator team is composed of three college students, two housewives and one chief interviewer. Tlie latter checks the work of the others and takes on householders who are reluctant to give information. A householder can be compelled lo give Information but compulsion is seldom employed. II persuasion doesn't work, another household is substituted on the list. News of Big Trout Spread t — Too Fast in Fact Pa., July 20— I/PI— Fteh- *5iian Raymond R. Cole was so proud of catching a 28-inch brown trout with his bare hands that he mounted the catch and hung it in I a local tavern. A postcard-maker took pictures and sold photos of the fine catch. Cole's name as a fish catcher spread far and wide— even to the ears of Roger Stevens, Gaines justice of the peace. Monday Stevens arrested Cole and fined him S20 and costs for the catch. Catching fish with your hands is illegal in Pennsylvania. kee who years ago to question: "Would you like to be taller?" And one out of eight men said 'yes." So Ben Stone did something for the "little man." He put a height- increasing s hoe on the market. Now he helps grownup people grow up lore—about two inches more. Idea Far From Btlnj Ntw It really wasn't a new idea. They say that Alexander Hie Great, who whipped the world and died trying to surround a wine jug. padded his sandals. They also say that Napoleon, a small fry with bis fry ideas, fixed his boots so that there was considerable leather between his feet and the necks he sometimes walked on. And—sh-h-h-h;— Hitler hiked up his heels, too. "But of course we don't like to mention Hitler wore height-increasing shoes." said Stone. "We'd rather mention George Raft. Frank Sinatra. Bing Crosby, Al Jolson. Billy Rose. Humphrey Bogarl. Rudy Vallee and Dick Powell." Stone savs he has put his "elevators" on these gentlemen, and some 1,000.000 others in the last decade. He dirt it by perfecting shoe which looks like normal footgear but has a thick cork heel that makes a midget feel like calling Primo Camera "sonny Actors like to wear them because overhead stage lights ten to foreshorten the body and give a small man a sack-of-potatocs look. Kven Tall Tcxans Show Interest But once he began mass produc- I ing his built-up shoes Stone was pleasantly surprised to find thcj had more than Hollywood anc Broadway appeal. He discovered cowboys, for example, liked to \vca them on semi-formal occasions when they couldn't wear their high- heeled boots. They helped a man from Texas really leel like he was from Texas. "Oddly enougii." said Stone, "i 1 isn't really the small man who ordinarily wants to add a couple of inches to hi s height. A fivc-foot- two fellow adjusts himseU psychologically to his height. He figures lie is what he is—and that's all he is. "Most people who wish lo be taller are men of average height— from five-feet-seven to five-ten. Often as not they are going with a girl who is an inch or so taller than [hey arc, and they just want to get even with. her. Or they want her to look up (o them. "It is purely a matter of vanity Service Office p or Veterans Is Hot Issue PORT SMITH, Ark., July 20—OP) —Future relations of the American -egion with the / rkansas Veterans Service Office is virtually certain o be a main subject of discussion it the stale Legion convention here ,, week-end. The Legion's Arkansas Depart- incut Execulive Committee withdrew ils support of the state-financed and operated office after Governor McMath replaced State Commander Joe Hearne. as veteran lervicc officer. The committee set up ils own relmbililalion division on a temporary basis with Hearne as director, and left future action but ten of the up to the convention. "wet" cities. Since then, various legion subdivisions in the state have adopted resolutions—some approving the executive committee action; others opposing it. Governor McMath, a Legionnaire, will speak at the convention.. Other speakers Include National Commander Perry Brown or Beaumont Tex. The convention officially slarU Sunday, it »il| close Tucsd'ay. Disorderly Teen-Agers Disrupting Resort Town LAVALLETTE. N. J., July 20—</R —Drunk and disorderly te'en-agere have been "raising hell," with parades of naked girls and all-night beach parties topping the list of "immoral" activities. Mayor William Chandler charges. The mayor said Monday that close to 1,000 boys and girls from 16 to 18 years old invade this tiny beach resort each summer, renting houses and staging a round of parties "completely without morals and without restraint." Chandler said one large house was rented this year by a high school fraternity group and a sorority, which were supposed to occupy separate floors of the house. He said noise at the house prompted liiin to stop in. where he found i "brazen parade" of naked girls heading for the shower room, in full view of the boys. Stones of drunken and indecent beach parties were reported by night pafrolman David Bendy. Some of the gii'ls' groups bring 21 and 22-year olds along as chap- a rones, Chnndler said, but they "are worse than [lie kids themselves." "Everybody is pretty upset about it, 11 chandler said. 279 Get Licenses ! To Sell Liquor, Beer in Kansas TOPEKA. Runs., July 20. (.<PJ— Tlie 69-year-old ban against the sale of liquor in Kansas ended yesterday. By nightfall (he first of the hundreds of authorized retailers oj liquor and high per cent beer expected had their -tores open lor business. Sales must be in package form only. Saloons and public drinking are barred. Most of the shock over Ihe first legal sale of liquor was removed by repeal of the state bone dry law on March 9. That enabled Kau- sans to possess liquor without facing the threat of a Jail sentence. Wllh the edge thus removed no wild binge was in the makl»f. Licenses were mailed Monday to 279 retailers in IP" towns. After getting the licenses, retailers still had to pay a city occupation tax running us high as 4300. Wichita had 41 licenses in the first group mailed. Topeka had 21 •uid Kansas City, Kans.. 1«. Still on fi'o as of the close business Monday were 278 license applications. Processing of these Is continuing and (hey will be Issued as they are approved. Altogether 270 Kansas towns nre eliciblc to have liquor stores. counties have U.S. Funds to Be Afked To Remove Scon of War Lett by General Grant WASHINGTON. July M. (AP) — Senator Long <D-La) will lay before a Senate conunUtee this week, probably tomorrow, Ills proposal hat Congress erase one of Ihe civil war scars left by General Grant. This scar Is the big canal which Grant once undertook to dig during the siege of vicksburR In an effort to reduce that Mississippi city. Long will ask a Senate Public Works Siilx-ominiltee to approve his bill authorizing the army engineers to fill In 1.300 feet o( Grant's canal at Lake Providence, La. Part of the canal has been filled in by local Interests but much of it remains ns a stagnant pool, Long told a reporter, and is a menace to the health of residents. Montfcei/o to be Site Of Dixie Music Camp MONTICELLO. AlK., July 20—OT —Tlie three-week session of the Dixie Music Camp will open Sunday at. Arkansas A. & M. College here. 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