The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 22, 1946 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 22, 1946
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r-AO* BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS BLTTHKVTU£COUKBB «•• - m w BATUMI. Ella*" JAMES L. VXR8ODT. Mltor R, ATKINS, KSmtWa* •t tt* C MtOf tar«d br th* BCBBOBJPTKHI I to tt» «*r of town vbM cuttir MTfto* tttned. aoo per wMk. or Me IMr rr.aJ.uUi. wttbtn • ndta oC «• BUM. «4M P*r ijjgju', «^M for *x BOO** «L« far «*•• nooUu; >«r>B*i OVUM* n BO* MM, IIMO r* rw 1. bi A Will to Work Strange as it may sound to members of both political parties, Presi- ilfint. Truman and Minnesota's Harold Stassen, presidential timber for the Republic-tins, in recent utterance arc in accord oh the idea that one of the ua- 1/ibh's- greatest needs today is a will- ifuriiess ^on the part of workers to worV;. . ' .This ' .week President Truman in addressing seniors of William Jewel College in his home state said that he , wished the people would listen to his • admonitions to work, work, work. . . . • There- must- be workers on the farms, • the railroads, in the coal mines, the ! factories and the other industries .' which have made this nation great. ' Now to quote the Republican leader. • "What this country needs is an in• creased sense of duty to produce, to , keep pace with the right to consume, f whether through profits or wages, and •' an increased sense of duty to work, a S sense of duty which will parallel the i right to strike." | Possibly these utterances arc not ; the 'most popular tack to take in dis- > cussing present day economics. It '-.sounds . rather nice to hear somebody ', saunds rather nice to. head somebody jvWin'rf '''Kip "again that all-biit-fdrKottcn ^ relationship, rights -ti duties. £ We -hear a great deal today about -the rights of free speech, free enter£ prise, the;, rights .to work and bargain •S collectively and earn a decent wage. t-Eut it scems : . a'-long tifuevsince much S has been said about the duty of doing f^what used to be called "an honest J£ day's work" 'for that decent wage, -or £ of turning out the best possible procl- Vrwt;iCor a fairrand deceit profit. Y~ 'Maybc'it is because times and the •i national econpmy,, have changed. There ' are proportionately fewer self-employ' ed persons' than in grandfather's or = father's day. Consequently there is less <• direct incentive and less, opportunity . to experience the joy of personal ac', complishrhent in the course of earning ', the daily "bread. The, incentives and joys are by no i means absent today. But there is an .increasing number of workers swallowed up in big corporations, doing routine jobs of deadly sameness. Grievances, demonstrations, and strife may offer the only touches to drama in a life of occupational drabness. Then, too, there are the workers' unions, which must produce results in order to survive and grow. And as the unions have grown strong they have cmphasi'/.cd an ever-growing list of workers' rights—most of them right and proper, to be sure—while soi't- pcditling the parallel duties. So we hear of unions discipling members who, yielding to personal incentives, work too fast, produce too much, and thereby set up an "exhausting" example for their fellows. We hear of requests for the same wages for 40 hours' work as were recently paid for 40 hours' work plus 14 more at extra pay. We hear talk of 30-hour weeks at 40-hour wages. And maybe that is all to the good. This country has come a long way from the 60-hour week, dingy workshops, child labor, and starvation wages, and it can go farther. But progress is smoothest in a friendly, reasonable atmosphere. And that is not present when duties are forgotten and rights exaggerated. Instead, there is created an almosplicre which fosters selfishness, breeds disunity, and eventually stalls progress. President Truman and Mr. Stassen seem wise in asking that we pay a little more attention in our thinking to a reasonable balance between effort and compensation. Otherwise, there is danger that a si/.able segment of a new generation might have to unlearn rather painfully the notion that society owes them a living which they feel no obligation to earn. y WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 194G Glad Tidings Army Air Forces surgeons, "mainly for the sake of morale," have made some electronic experiments whose comforting conclusions can scarcely be overpraised. Thanks to them, we can rest assured that, though atoms and inflation and more strikes and less food may threaten, radar does not cause baldness or sterility. There, little man, don't you feel better now? SO THEY SAY Veterans ,ije having a prcat deal of ditri- cnlty in getling value. We at. VA rive nfratct ot n catnstropre unless prices are tied to real value. Unless loans are based on real value, we could have thousands and thousands of cheaply built houses turned back by veterans after ft few years.—Francis X. pavesick. Veterans) Administration Loan Ouaiantee Section. Life was simple for me when I was an Isolationist.—Sen. Arthur H. Vnndcnbcrg (R.) of Michigan. a( Big Four conference In Paris. By WILLIAM MA1ER NfcWKIRK EXPLAINS XXIX over, holding "Well," out his hand. "I didn't know fanc y-" he said, ff VERY article ot clothing Debby I you .-. You look^ had on was new, brand new, "? 1ot ' onc d, toward a table. "Let's rieVyr—worn before. What Jclt "Own. "/imMest was the hat—and her iiair undernealh it, with a permanent wave-in it. 'It Was Cake You Boys Asked for, Wasn't It? NOT UNLESS IT HAS PAKISTAN ICING OM Get Ready for the big insect season approaching. Have Your Property Sprayed With D. D. T. Like the U. S. Government Uses Boyett Spraying Co. is equipped to do just that. You can help rid your community of pesky insects by calling Phone 3602 r | BOYETT DDT Spraying Co. Offices Temporarily Located J11 f. Vine St. Geo. (Buddy) Boyett—Owners—Fred Boyett Jr. *. WASHINGTON COLUMN Little Flower She nodded and snt stiffly with He's that fellow I took gut there to look at it." "But why did he—how did you get him lo lie for you?" He was watching her face, half smiling, "lie wasn't lying, 1 ' he said. She sat back and looked oft into space. "It was worth five thousand and you ottered us five hundred." "Thai's right." He w a i t e d, smiling wryly. Then he asked, 'How did you suppose antique dealers make their money?" |u She looked out of the window «f the Qualcys' guest room to see Jf anybody was coming up or flown the street and then ran Mown the stairs and out to the %each wagon. And she didn't •T&reathc comfortably until she waz .ftut of the village on her way up Nhe Cape toward Orleans. T Agnes and. Elite had gone~"t'o (Boston, and Debby had moved ifnto their room at the Qualeys' ior the tirrie they; were; gone. £ As she drove along, idle somc- TIOVV got to wondering , about how Jt would be to live in a place llike the Kendall house, with like that »nd a jathroom all to yourself and al Jibse closets. She guessed it was Ih,.- closets that got her to think- inc-»bout:it,' there -wasn't enough closet spat,, lor her new clothe either iri the Qualeys' guest room or in her room over at the other house. Beldre she got Into Orleans, i*»»~«toj>ped »nd, usin& the- rearview^ minor, straightened her hat and patted her hair and put on some lipstick. tCR,* NEWKIHK w»s not in his office, and the same man in he same room down the hall said Main, that she might find him over •t the Grille. Trying to breathe naturally, she walked Into the Grille,; and there'be sat, talking to some'people at one ot the tables. He looked right at her blankly,, until she smiled. Then be stared, and frowned, am clo«1r he began to Knlle, lookln perplexed. He said something t the people be wu with and cam her elbow on Ihe table and her chin on her fist, and he sat opposite her. "I just stopped in lo tell you we got the check all right," she said. "Good," He looked genuinely leased. "That's fine." "Did you fix it up for us?" "Who do you think fixed it up or you?" "Well, I didn't Know." She >aused, and then, looking up at lim timidly, "How did you do it?" He looked ofT across the racnn, with his tongue in his check, and then he looked back at her and asked, "Would you like something to drink?" She tried to look bored. "Oh, I guess so." "Beet? Ale?" he suggested. "Scotch and soda." He chuckled. "Tough, ch?" She avoided his eyes nnd said nothing. He wasn't saying the things she had imagined him say «* ^. . , . IE held up a finger toward th man behind the bar, am when the man came over he or .ered one Scotch and soda an ne beer. Debby took off he [loves and sipped her drink cau tiously. "Now," she said, "maybe you' *H me how you fixed it up abou our insurance money." He thought a minute and the he said, "I told them your dn ing room furniture was worth fix thousand dollars." Debby sat still, sipping h drink and thinking, finally s asked, "And they believed you "Not me. But they believed Mardirosian when he told them the same thing." ".Who's he?" She laughed. "I'm not kickin'. » • • 'THEY sat still, sipping their drinks and occasionally smiling nl each other, und in their iiles there was something an- gomslic and at the same time mething friendly and under- anding. After a long time he id, "What do you do for fun, ow tliat you're living in town?" She tried to make her smile mysterious one. **Oh, different lings." "Do you go out with the boys inch?" His voice sounded bored. "I might—if they're nice." She alt-closed her eyes and mode her oice like Mae West's and said, 'hat .ill the kids were saying as joke lately, "Why don'cha come p and see me some time-?" He shook his head sadly, like teacher when you've recited vrong. "Listen, little one," he aid, "as a woman of the world 'ou'rc not convincing.** She shrank away from him, and 10 held up his hand quickly. 'Don't misunderstand me. I'm not insulting you. In my books, you've got just about everything t takes—nice figure, good face, brains, lots of spunk. All you need is to get around a little. The way I figure it, you're about one year away from the majors—as we baseball experts say. Maybe, it'll take two years—seasoning, polishing, learning to make (he plays." He stood up. "I've got to run along." He smiled a friendly smile, and put his hand over hers ns it lay on the table. "You just get around a little, find out what it's all about, and then maybe Papa will take you to the movies some night. 11 i . (To Be Ccullnued) BY PETER EDSON NFA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, May 22. (NBA I —One of the neatest litlte shakedowns on record was recently put over by United Nations Rllef and ji Rehabilitation director Piorello Ua- Ouardta. His victims were the <Hs i: Itllprs. What he got was the prom-s Isc of a million bushels of grain, tree. Only the distillers like 10 refer to It HS 50 million pounds, because they keep their records in pounds and the bigger number sounds like a lot more. The whole idea was set in mo-, ion a couple of weeks ago when 3r. Armaud Hammer, president »)[_>;. he United Distillers of Baltimore. e a gift;of A million :'po'u)ids of*, what flour to President Truiniui relief. Dr. Hammer, as a yo.ima physician just out of Columbia at- cr the last war, had been a ro- ief worker In Russia In 1921. so ie knew famine conditions firs% hand. Tills million pounds of wheat flour he donated to world relict had been allocated to lis firm by the Department of Agriculture. iv. 1 said, for conversion into what, hoi caller! "sugar ; isyrup." But, since lie' thought bread for Europe and Asia WHS more important than soothing sugar syrup, he donated the big flour gift to the Little Flower for relief. Incidentally, of course, there was a government order on the books forbidding the use nl wheat or wheat flour in the making of distilled spirits, so the flour was no good for making whiskey. j 1 I.AGUARDIA WENT AFTEK A LARGER DONATION When LaCitiardia heard nlxiuf Dv. Hammer's great syrupy conlribii- ion to alleviate human suffering, the UNRRA director wondered if there wasn't more of the same where this came from. No sooner thought than done. Calling n meeting of Ihe distillers in Washington, he got 25 of them together in a hotel room at 2 o'clock one afternoon, bore down hard, told thoin he wanted a gift of a million bushels of grain. LnGunrdla then dashed off to .1 meeting of the Combined Food Board at 3. leaving the distillers 'o stew In their own vapors. All tlu; big boys were there, and, wliik- normally som c of the compptHms don't speak to each other in ton friendly a way. they had to no-.v. LaGuardin said he'd he back at ft for his answer. Now il happens that the drstillr..l .spirits industry has been over one of Its own barrels ever since th" groin shorlage developed, but hai\t. Up (n Congress. Jerry Voorlns of California and others h;we bcvn calling for an end to all distilling until Ihe food crisis is over. In spite of the fact that the govein- ncnt has cut the distillers o three days' operations n month. people still have Ihe Idea tin; th distillers arc vising up a lot i! grain. Actually, the distillers can use no wheat at all and only lou- gradc soft corn and other grains. TUB DISTILLERS WF.RK ON THE SPOT But at the time thcr<- we^e ohnv- ees floating around thai, the di>- j tillers had six million .bushels of grain In storage nnd would u-e another eight million bushels in the next two months. To find on; about this, in rnld-April (he iv • parlment ot Agriculture n\is!v\1 through with another order distillers could hnvc only sev^u and one-half days' supply of main 0,1 hand at one time. Still the distillers weiv on il u spot. Here was this guy l.aon'it'iii demanding grain. When In- rain;' back {or his second session. •,!,. di.i. tillers met him with a pruivv-ii'.iv that they give htm the dnl'uus nn ;1 which lo buy grain. I.aCuuvdin martr faces. He had nil tin- C'lLiv- li.- umlril. Vv'hul Hu v;u,t,. : „ The distillers finally had to meet lis terms. They agreed to donate tliL- f>U million pounds, explaining they'd go out and buy nnylrting they couldn't supply from their own inventones. So the whole thing ends up as just a great big beautiful gift from the distilled spirits institute to slmw what nice people they are. • U's all in the name of sweet cliar- ''V— nntl Improved public relations. Here's how! Read Courier News Want Ads. J, LOUIS CHERRY Kcp resenting New York Life Insurance Co. Blytheville, Ark. Give your car that spring look. Let us give it our special wash and lubrication job. Every part of your car gets a lubricant especially designed for it. Our car wash is complete. arigsfon-Wrofen Co. Sulos U. S. Tires OPKN 2-1 HOI!I{S Wiil'iui & Hrpiulwa Buick Service Mobil Gas WRECKER SERVICE Telephone 533 DITCHES INK LEVELING RADS ANY HEN Contractor U. S. Official I'revloui* 1'UMle HORIZONTAL VERTICAL. '. 1,7 Pictured U. I S. 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