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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COU1UKH NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 21, 19-10 BLTTHKVILLE COURIEK KIWI • . ' •. W. BAim. »«*•*» • JAMES !«. VHIHOBFT, Wltor TBOUAS R. ATKINS, AdrertWn« tfM*««r ' ce, HOT Tort; CMt»m, D*- Altonooo IM Mttar at ttat i* Kytherill* AitaMM, «od« K* <* Oo*- Octoto* 9, mi. (tared hT th» (MM I RA eMTtor to tt. cttr «* BJytl»Tiai or (ova wbn* ««rt« nrrte* to »o por week, or We PIT awotb. • By mta within a rmdlm ol M mtt* f*»i, $300 for «U month*, |1M tor IfciM oy maU puUkto fO mil* MM, lUJt p« »•« U P" School Mergers Proposed ,""""" Arkansas voters in the general election will "-have an opportunity to approve, or "reject, one of the most im- •pprtaiit legislative measures advanced ; in many years for the improvement of I the 'public school facilities of the state. I The' measure has been drafted by headers within the Arkansas Education 'Association and has the support of the • Avl:anB!is" Public Expenditure Council, In fact-finding organization working lo ! get Taxpayers 'more for their tax dollars. than they have been receiving in > the past. ; The proposed measure will be sub- knitted to the electorate as a School Biiatrict Reorganiz-ation Act. Petitions have been placed in circulation to per- jai|.: : piaciiig'-of the proposal on the lt' in"the November' 5 elections. " backing that the bill now is .'assured that it will be on the allot; for, approval or rejection by the gross in the field of consolidation of districts. Others have shied away from the idea. The boys and girls of today need Hie very best educational facilities which can be provided for them. The proposed legislation should bring better educational opportunities to the children in more than 2,000 districts. Whether they get thin opportunity will depend upon the parent^ of those children.. The proposal merits most careful study, and those who care have five months in which to decide whether they want better schools, or a continuation of facilities which cause Arkansas to stand next to the bottom in the list of stales in the field of education. £"'"In brief the bill, when enacted into -few,- will result in the dissolution of all "'i Tfistricts which have fewer than 3J£6'.ehiidVen of school age enumerated. e' '.'disbanded districts would atito- placed in a county rural and operated, under the ;of a district board of five embers with the county school super- .-vllor. 'serving as superintendent of the Km the new district. t. county; 'boards of ednca- .;hay6 Va'uthbrfty,' with the ' the "larger iiistriccts undis- .;the. "re-organization plan, .spine, p.? the smaller units "Tvrth J the larger ones where the best I interests of the pupils could be xcrv- | ed to greater advantage. ; Small districts seldom, if ever, have > sufficient revenues to carry on an adequate program. Records of the State ' Department of Education reflect that 1 less than a year ago there were 236 * districts with an enumeration of 15 •\ children, or less, of school age. There ~' were three districcts without a single 1 child to attend,, and 21 others had * fewer than six enumerated. Some countieshave made notable pro- Out of'the Same Hatching * r tN HOLLYWOOD . .. Bitter Anticlimax to Liberation Gaynor Maddox, food columnist of NKA Service, has written an appalling story of food wastage in the Army. It includes reports of the exhaustive survey on the subject made by a nine- mint civilian board, bolstered and documented by actual cases from NEA sources. Careless storage and faulty handling of food, laxity of supervision and inefficiency of personnel, tremendous requisition!) and poor distribution are to Illume, the story reveals. As n result, Mr. Maddox writes, "hundreds of thousands of tons of food have been wasted . . . while starvation has .stalked across ICurope." H is no secret that much food was wasted as well as' lost during the war. But that was different. Civilian hardships were meager and unimportant. Much of the hungry world was still in enemy hands. Our soldiers and (sailors deserved the best. "Better too much for them than too little," was the general feeling. But that feeling is not valid today, though some members of the Quartermaster Corps may find it hard to break the old habits of thinking and doing. The sensible procurement, handling, and use of food is one of the Army's most important jobs today. Tlic hundreds of thouwinds of tons of lost and wasted food cannot be replaced. Bill at least the Army can -, take immediately all possible steps to correct this almost criminal callousness and carelessness. And while it is taking those steps Ihc Army and the rest of us may hope that this shameful story does not gain too wide a circulation among the hungry millions in other lands whom our forces liberated. It would be a rather bitter anticlimax. BV KKSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent I HOLLYWOOD, May 20. (NBA)—' We haven't taken you on a studio our lor some time. So today lei's 'sit some sets. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are •oi-king In a new comedy titled, The Ohost Steps Out." Chubby Lou is the shost. Bud plays a psy- liiatrlst whom Lou haunts. And this time things are reversed. Lou, who usually takes a beating rom Bud, is dishing it out, with Bud the victim. Lou is invisible in many scenes. 'I'm getting my best laughs in this picture," lie chuckled, "while I'm out playing golf." Invisible wires double for Lou In driving in automobile, serving drinks, and playing cards. Lou said the film was a nev kind of ghost story. "In our pic- lure," he said, "the people In the house scare the ghost. " TRACY-BKNII1X NEWCOMER Mark Helllnger Is bringing an oilier Ernest Hemingway story. "Tin Killers," to the screen. Today hi leading man, new discovery Bur Lancaster, is playing a jail cell scene with Vince Barnett. This Lancaster chap has quite n between spencer Tracy and Dill lendix. Hclliiiijcr is sure Ills role f "Swede" will make him n star. Jitto Producer Hal Wallis, who will hare his contract for two films a ear. A blonde Miss Joan Fulton war irnctlclng dunce steps In the studio rehearsal hall. Our uulelc Intro, luced her to us as "the girls with :he longest legs In Hollywood." (Her logs measure 37 Inches; 32 is average.) Universal studio has high hopes 'or Joan. n former ballet dancer III New York musicals. At Icnst, she stands out in a crowd. AMJABI.K WIFE-KILLER Dan Durycn, Unit nice fellow who tenderly raises artichokes in his back yard at home nnd chokes his heroines on the screen, was getting ready to murder his wife in the picture, "The nlack Angel." whlc'.i rtoy Williiim Neil is directing. Do a thing well in Hollywood, and S'Ou do it in ever picture. "I'm in n rut," said Dan. "A gold nit." Dan must be n terrible dope In this film, because his wife is the luscious Constance Cowling. "But a story. It is his first film nppcnr- at least I get to murder her in a new way," enthused Dan. "I choke mice. He wns discovered in n |, C| . lo c]( , alll willl n silk scar f." New York play, "A Sound of Hunt- He's still rccclvine a tremendous ing;" which closed after three amounl of f . ln nm u from the la- wceks. I dies. They must like their heroes The play was his first acting tough these clays, performance anywhere. He's a New Dan toured Los Angeles' Skid Row York boy who worked for five to gel atmosphere for the part. A years as a circus acrobat, then -is sign on a shoe-repair shop caught a tic salesman In a Chicago ck?- his observing eye, and he viewed parltncnt store, then as a private tile placard with a marvelous "Does for Uncle Sam. it mean'me?" expression. The sign He's no pretty boy, but a rugged read: "Crooked heels straightened character who comes somewhere in five minutes." '- ' ' ' _^—•" AiiHiii'.r <» X'rrvlou'w l'u«fi~*~ 1 WASHINGTON COLUMN Washington News Notebook COO tons of fertilizer would mean iin increase of 500.000 tons ill the rice harvest. Lease of idle, government-owned munitions plants that can produce ammonia, phosphates iind nitrogen is considered the best, possible source for next year's fertilizers. nv PETER EOSON .NEA Washington Correspondent. <lo nnvthing about this year's crops, xceiit in China for the October SO THEY SAY Acute tabor shortage exists In some of the very industries where OPA restrictions arc accused of limiting production.—Prof. Sumner H. Sllchtcr of Harvnrd U. Ellie got another letter, and this one was from the insurance company. Dcbby ran aU the w • back from the post offlce with it. Ellie was having a game ot checkers with John in the silling room when she came in. He slood up mid opened it with trembling fingers and took out a WASHINGTON, May 21. (NEA) —Ex-Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickcs is studying Rockefeller family ownership In all Standard OU companies. Wliot he is reported to be shooting at is sonic means by which to carry on his feud with Standard of California for its ref'i- snl to take back as "senior" vice resident his former Deputy Pclrol- im Administrator, Ralph K. Dues. Rockefeller family Interest? iuj tandnnl properties are now es'.i- mated at 20 to 35 per cent of .the otal. The charge on which Ickcs might tnrt tilting his lance against tlic Standard derricks coukl be a claim hut the Standard Oil trust dissnlu-. Ion decree of 1911 had been vio j nted. An interesting legal question which arises is whether the decree agninst John D. Rockefeller, Sr., would also be passed on. like sin In- iDTllniice, lo John D., Jr.. an! bis sons. How much the Department of | Justice's anti-trust division vo«M be interested In fighting Jckes's battle for him Is now uncertain. Though Ickcs Is doing nil right AS a paid political boss of the Independent Citizens Committee of the Arts. Sciences, nnd Professlns. it is doubtful if he would get very fur in matching his income in a private law suit against \vhnl the Standard Oil companies could put up for leRid counsel. rice crop. If shipped by June, 200,- Read Courier News Wapl Ads • THIS CURIOUS WORLD Radio Singer HORIZONTAL 3 Grasp with the teeth THE INSURANCE CHECK xxvm they got home, everybody -was out, which was just esting. And besides, being about;check and read in an even voice, ar, outdoor thing like fishing, 1 ' '"* ' " thought it would appeal lo you more—more than just, an ordinary business job, for instance." still stared at her "Seven thousand and no onc- huiulrcdths—" lie sat down hard and stared across :it John. Then he stood up anil shouted, "Agnes!" at the top of his voice and sat down again, Irvoking uncertainly from the 'as well. Debby \vent down the -street to her room and put on her ! (Did clothes, and then she &nd Elhc I Miss' Parmalee went on, "He -.drove out to the barn and spent would likc „ girl who knows some- cck to John to Dcbby. • : the afternoon working on the de- , hmg abol]l Bookkeeping and one jtoys. They got back to the wno can typc You coukl , ;lko a •Quhleys' in time lor supper, but spc cial course for just those two ineither^ of them said anything thingSi and plo bably get all you'd '.??"??* kewkirk. need between now and January." ;. -After supper Dcbby went back Dcbby looked at her forlornly. jto-'the room Miss Parmalec had (Right now it sounded like an jfeot'ior her. She didn't feel like aw ful lot ot cflort. "I in too tired •talking'to Miss Parmalee and tip-I to think about it tonight." jtoed- past her door as quietly as I Miss Parmalee walked to the Jshe could. But she had been in|(j oor . "Well, we'll talk it over •her rdonj'only;a little while when some other time." ' Miss Parmalee knocked on the I » • • 'door arid-came-in. 4 FEW days later Ellic got a >'. She Tsat ~oh the bed. *1 have I-"• letter from Bart. isonwthing I want to talk to you] "Dear Ellie, ^Debby," she said. I There's one born every minute [JjSBfry..dropped into the chair |I was in Ted Brown's yesterday . _ ikiook"oft her shoes and, cross- —-you know, the sporting good line-one foot over the other knee, Istore on Shmmer Street—nnd {rubbed her stockinged foot ten- got to telling him about your dc ?derly. She hoped Miss Parrnalcc j coys. Said he thought you ha 'would see that she was tired. I something—and if they turn 01 !' "Mr. Nickerson was at the to be as good as they sound, he i^chool "today. Mr. Carter Nicker-1 like the exclusive agency—pro j*on— Horn the fish freezer," saidjvided you can work out a sati I Miss-Farm alee. (factory agreemcrtl. What he SUK I Dcbby knew him vaguely, a I gests is that he will take them o jtalX thin man with an intense I consignment to be retailed at S llook on his lace, but she didn't la dozen, of which you will rccci ! see why she had to talk about him $15—before the 10th ot the mon ! tonight. '~ i following the sale, i rrhat Sflvia girl who's been "Just passing this on to you I 'keeping books for him all these I what it may be worth. Maybe y 'years—she's getting married in I would rather try selling the j January. He w»s asking Mr. Gib- yourself for more money. No si son-i£ he could recommend a girl [ off my hide one way or the oth • I who wai good in mathematics," I He'd likc you to send him • Mi« Palmate* continued. (couple of dozen now—that is, f i Debby ;*tured»t h«r stupidly. leach of your six different poses. *lf« really m lot more than I I'm enclosing a shipping tag you in pantomime toward Agnes. IK-II he looked back at Agnes ckly, to sec if she'd found ovil EliDY heard Agnes running down the • stiiivs, and Cora iiing in from the kitchen. Agnes kcd breathlessly, "What's the niter?" Kllie swallowed hard, and then. i:ig to sound casual, he said, "I nUccl to show you somcthuV." He handed it to her, his fnce owly breaking into svsmilc, and she looked down at It, he ned to Dcbby with his mouth The Political Action Committee's fund drive isn't doing too well. While Ihc ClO-l'AC claims six million members and recently set out to raise a million dollars. Chairman Sidney HlUmnn says. "Very litlln has come Ui so far." Pressed fur how much very little Is. he "doiibls if the nnimuH has yet reached fivi> figures." In other words, less than SlO.OdO. It. S. FARM TIVTAI, HAS HKKN I>W.WN1NC. StNC.F. 1KO When filial results i>f tlir 1045 census of acrldlnrc aro announrn,| several months hence. Ihry may show that the number nf LI- H. farms has dropnd below ihf o.iinn.- 000 mark for the first lime Iliis rcntry. The number may be us low as 5.050.00(1. Thi> number h:<s been dropninp steadilv nvrr MU--O the hlRh of nearly G.500.0M) In in^li. "\\v 1940 census showed just nv,>r 15.000.000. wilh about 16.700 nhan- doncd and Idle farms. The number of abandoned and iillr fiinns til last year's census mny hi' us lilBh as 200.000. Tho Armv -;\\A CAN MAKE BETTER TIME IN ) THE FOREST 'TREES SEMD sS OVER AND INTERLACE, THUS AILOWIN&THE SLOTH TO PASS FRCA\ ONE TO ANOTHER- -, 1 Pictured radio ""-• "-•«•'"• .-j ' star. Law- 4 Employer '§• rencc ll'lu* 0 iBHeisalsoan^^— • opera , Czar 14 Biro's 8 courtesy 15 Form an idea titles IGDccays 9 Hypothelical 28 Compass point •" <~ u <17 Den structural unit 2!) Genus of, 1!) Prong lOProfHs cattle 20 Individuals n Girl's name SO Tear 21 Crafts 12 Qf Etna 22 Snow vehicle , 3 Bamboolike 23 Yes (Si>.) passes 24 While 18 That one 25 Walking stick 26 Shoemaker's 29 Mythical king t oo ] of Britain 27 Born 32 Skin tumor 33 Lubricate 34 Merriment 3 5 Ron 37 Either 3BOutof . (prefix) • 40 Touches 43 Go by j 44 Morindin dye T 45 Speech • 31 Malt drinlc impediment j 34 Rasps 46 Heavenly j 3fi Make deeper body 37 He is also an 47 High cards I star 48 Weathercock ; 39 Wave top 53 Size ot shot | 41 Hurl 55 Earth goddess MORON IS NOT A AVODERN TERM/ IT" COMES FRO'UIHE GREEK MOfiOS, MEANING FOOLISH... ANDMOLIERE, FRENCH DRAUATISr, WROTE A PLAY IN I&64-, IN WHICH THE. COUKT FOOL WAS NAA\ED AVORON . •?#/%& fd=pW S-21 43 Companions 47 Asseverate 49 Short Jacket 50 Dismounted .51 Sleeveless garment 52 Sets anew 54 Seines 56 Property '• items 57 Gift, ! VERTICAL '..1 Bulls (Sp.) 2 Satiric Out Our Wov BvJ.R. Williams ANSWER: Yellowstone National Park. NEXT; -B pies out of hamsters. SIDE GLANCES by Oolbralth .en.grinnm^bilantly, motion- | N-vy took milch farm In,jrt hat it said yet. Debby winked at ohu and pointed at Elite with er thumb. "The nut!" she said, id suddenly her eyes were filled vilh tears. Cora came and looked over ARIICS' shoulder. "Seven thousand —Holy Moses!" she said. "We Rot it," Agnes said. "\\e got the whole seven thousand." Ellic was making motions to- ,-ard the check. "Here," he said, let me have it." He took it from her carefully and read it again. "Did you ever see anything like that?" He gazed at it reverently, then slowly, almost reluctantly, bcul it out to Dcbby. "llcre, Dcbby, you want to hold it a minute?" He gave it to her, but his hand rhitlored. a foot away, as though ' boMftteping; tn i*«Uy all the jean.use if you decide to try it. ,'ofllel "»? 0 rk;<&•»«''?* In * business "Love to Agnes and Debby. like that: writing the tetters, or-| Keep your powder dry. {<VM*» «i» «mw Mvn^ off the I "P,art." camps, war plants, and airfields. ,-\ ol nf pMt-ltme fnvmci-s cave u» funning because they could n-.ak? more money in war ]i]niit.^. observers arc i:u<-:.--i:ii; thai one effect of Industrial strikes mnv bo n move towards drn-nir.d- izulion of the big innnufi*ctutiiv: plants. Por Instance, autivimlii^ companie.s that havn m:ul rt nii L ,t of (heir own parts miabt conslilet thr arlvantngc of more Mih-i ( ,!i. lo so much Irrmblr Irntn thf t)lc unions. Such a lirnd ni::lit. r.-xsllv bcconte the lotu:-soiii:h' :u:i In small business revival FKRTII.T7ER COSSTITCTI-S VNRUA'S NFXT PUOUI l.M VVililizcr is Ihe nexi. hf.,r| , •'•,!- lov the United Nations, UiU.-i ,,,U Rehabilitation Adnilnistr,\'ic.n r\- RRA director LaOuardla i, v.!i:n^ that countries on relief ; -nt i',u',y 47 por cent of prewar inter- he was afraid it might fly out of the window. "There," he said, taking it back, "now you can say you once had a check for seven thousand dollars in your hand." Ami a couple of days niter Hint, 1 ^^ (To Be Co i *' ^^\ &», ^^m — - } ] \ < o/ >•'? f L western European coum ii \ Mi it. were nble to buy Rot i:!S |u. , ^t of whnt they used before- Ihc ...n r . Currently, the U. S. Is HMH,* r,ft per cent. Cnnadn IBS per nut. :nui tb 0 Unilnd Kingdom 2.V.! |if r ,.m 1 :i<!ll..l.li,i ailhill.- I .. - "s ST .' \f OH , OH .' SHUT I 3MEAKIM' UP. YOU / OFF ON! t CMW'T STAMP TKEM BALD HEADS — WHEM \VE FOUMD TH' -, CURS AMP ,j& \ LOST IT.' \=d OH — TH' FOOL.' < ME--MAH Y \ Til' ;ur Boarding House with Ma j. Hoop I e -»j<>. COPS. WA ay SCA SEHvrCE. i*c. T. M. REG- u s, r^-i. nfr. 5-21 "Leave it to you to spread Hie i^ood word io Iho bridge club abonI v.'!:rre we }?ct ottr sugar—now everybody m Uivvu will crowd inlo .Ilial .slori''". , 66 THESE AR6 WE PRECIOUS lt^^^O^^'B%^^ U OSCft ^ C ° NDUCTl : ORe* / DID 1 T&L NDU WE USE J THE ClTV SUCKERS / , PR\MWE /MRPOR.T AMD A /P&CIW- PLAICE FOR THESS fAPORJAKlT JOURt^EVS?-" J GUGUTFOL, VGS INSDEED, Mft-JOR, THIS VOHOLE- PRO&RRM 15 BEGlSS' TO LOOK »V=> MEKT A CURSE'S CftP/ 5AV TWW, QUO MIXNi - <.^SS? j

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