The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 28, 1944 · Page 4
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BLYTEEV2LLE COURIER HET78 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NOIUUS Editor , JAMES A. GATEN8, Advertising Mtnngti Sole •National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wilincr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter al (lie post- office at Blytlieville, Arknrisfls, tmticr act of Congress, October 9, 1911. Served by the United Press . SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevlllc, 20c per week, or 85c per moiiUi. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, M.OO per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail'outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable in advance. More Promise Than Hope A bill to "stimulate discussion" of postwar employment' has been introduced in the Semite by a Military Affairs subcommittee headed by Senator Murray of Montana. Us tentative, diffident presentation suggests that the authors niny think the bill more likely • to stimulate discussion tlnin employment. There is nothing diffident or tentative about the measure itself, which would put the achievement of jobs for r>ll on a bookkeeping and budgetary basis. It opens with a Inudnblc declaration on'which there can be no argument: "Every American able to work and willing to work has the right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries, or shops, or offices, or farms, or mines of (he notion." To help realize this right the President would transmit to Congress annually a "national production and employment budget," This would contain an estimate of the number of jobs needed in the year ahead, ami an estimate of private investments durinit the same period. If the investment didn't promise to take core of all the needed jobs, then the President would set forth a program for encouraging more iiivest- ' merit. And if this failed to balance the book?, he would include in his budget n program of federal investment. Essentially Ibis bill seems, to be an r.tlempt to put on a predictable basis the familiar peacetime operations of the Roosevelt administration in the employment field. But it doesn't look like any guarantee of Mr. Roosevelt's campaign promise of 00,000,000 peacetime jobs. It seems logical.that the first step in our postwar employment program . should be creation of an economic atmosphere in which-an unprecedented 60,000,000 jobs can exist. To do this it will be necessary to modify some of our present and necessary taxes and restrictions '80 that now capital, ventured in the creation of new jobs, may have a reasonable expectation of profit and expansion. But the new bill proposes to eli- • courage private investment only after an unsuccessful attempt has been made ; ij9jstrike : ji balance between capital and ' ililfPP^Hf- 1 '-' 8 ^ 0 ^")'^ 0 involve some' ''JV{ti<jttl|.itaj{()! unpopular .bookkeeping,;'.. For if a lump investment is to be translated accurately into new employment, the Bureau of the Budget -will have to estimate not just minimijm pay rates, but entire payrolls. And some new businesses might be obliged to conform to the estimates. Everyone is in favor of jobs for all. But when a bill sets out to promise new jobs without making provision for their private creation, it is setting out to pile more billions onto ovir enormous national debt with a new era of "made work." That is something the country can't afford. More About Food . Fniil und vegetable buyers in the Now York City ami arc threatening a new kind of blow against Ihe black market. They have notified produce receivers that if illegal practices don't slop by Jan. 15, they will apply whnl lliay mil n "blitx boycott." This will be !i concerted agreement to refrain from buying a scarce or desirable item if receivers arc asking above-ceiling prices or forcing the tie-in purchase of unwanted produce with the sale. The buyers will select one item nt a time thai is (oo perishable to rcship elsewhere. The produce will rot, nnd tho- receiver will lake n dead loss. It's us simple as that. Overehnrifes and lie-in sales have been going on for more than a year. It has been a spreadinc.; evil, and the Ol'A lia.sn't hiitl enough inspectors lo stop it. Buyers have chosen to put tip with it rather than jeopardiec their sources of scarce supply. '.Protection for' both , retailers anil consumers from such gouging- is long overdue. And it looks as if tho "bill?, boycott".might provide it. Perhaps if buyers in other big city markets would take a tip from their New York brethren, the fniil-aiid-vegc- lable black market at least might be considerably curtailed. Repairing Liberty Form England, home of the cherished (and occasionally pointless) U'li- ,dition, came ii kind offer to repair the crack in our Liberty Hell. And from America, traditionally unconscious of tradition, home of the brand-new and the streamlined, came back the alissver: "No, thanks." We like our Liberty Bell the way it. is. For though the bell is cracked, the liberty it symbolizes is still intact. We appreciate the friendliness and generosity which prompted the firm which originally cast the bell to offer to mend it, however. And most of UM can't help wishing that similar impulses would move the British government to mend rather than widen those chinks which are appearing on the surface of liberty elsewhere in the world today. >0 THEY SAY Since Pearl Hnrbor the dcnlhs of American soldiers nnd sailors have been only 50 per cent higher than the deaths from traffic nccHeiUs on the home front during the same period.— Ernest W. Burgess, U. of Chicago sociologist. * *. • As the tempo of Hie rnir increases, the troops overseas dcmnnd more nnd more from us here in- the Unltel Slates, The production of the iiecessnry tools for finnl victory is far from «n accomplished fuel— Ueut.-Cien. Brehon B..Som- crvcl], Army Service Forces chief. • • » Non-education is better by far than mis- education, for it probably lakes generations to chiynge those educated the wrong way.— Dr. Y. C. James Yen. director Chinese Mass Education | Movement.' , • . ^ ; ' ' « ' • • Actually we have shot down In the nlr over 4000 plnncs in Dip Inst year und a half, nnd I have an Wen that their (the Japs') production is not iys urea! ns they would have us believe.— Vice Adml. Marc A. Mitschcr. • • • A Jnpnnese victory and the domination by the Japanese bavuarlans-as they have proved themselves— of the . . . land masses of Asia, the East Indies, aaid the Pacific, containing over one-half of the population of (he world, would utterly destroy world civilization as we know it.— Nn.vy Undersecretary Ralph A. Bard. * • « We hare (he (heating) oil but not the transportation capacity Dial we need to move it to the points where it Is required.— Deputy Petroleum Administrator Ralph K. navies. THURSDAY, DECRMRRR 28, 19<H SIDIGLANCO COPfl. I1A4 BY NEA SERVICE. IHC. Y. M. RLC-' U. S. PA1. OFr. ."He's inlkiiif,' jiboii! n iie)ico|>ler al'tcr (lie war,' Inil I'm mil worried--lie 901 c-xcilcil 11 limit electric dishwashers (Illrhlii lilt- lust wiirbnt never got uround In buying one!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD FirguMA UNHITCHED A TEAM OF HOESFS FRatt THE RAW W4SONOF6.W.B4RK, KIDDER, MISSOURI/ THE HORSES BOLTED FOR HOME ON THE &.ALLOP CRINOLINE IS WHKTH OF THE . FOLLOWING-? x A rt-A/O Of CLOTH £ A RUSS/AN FORTKSSS A TYPE ONLY ABOUr OME HOUSEWIFE IN THREE IS TURNING IN WASTE FATS FOR WAR USE. ANSWER: A kind of stifY cloth very popular in hoop .--liiit days VF.VT- Till- l!sh-e.ltill!.' .T.1D5. Along the Road to Peace ' i which his head was bashed ^ jainst the pavement, Van gets, ^ eadaches every afternoon. In Hollywood makeup for his first film, a crimc- cloes-not-pny short. Not until they Ky KKSKINl! JOHNSON NKA Slaff Corre.spontlrnl The bobby seekers' latest, dream saw him as himself in "The War boat—Van! Van! VAN JOHNSON 1 !! Against Mrs. Hartley" did studio —Is back in an .Air Force uniform executives realize there was a .odny for |hf M-jtSf-Arii^vjc "Wcekrl; tiojiofflco 'gunch in that blond hair 3ml at Ui6 Waldorf."' As the 1 young Ant! freckles' : and schoolboy grin. flyer iti "A Guy Named Joe," Van licked big. As Capt. Ted Lawson in 'Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo," came stardom. Three yeai'e ago at Warner Bros.. blond, freckle-faced Van was [ircd after appearing In one picture and sinking numerous tests in Jack Carson type roles. No one said he was a bad aclor nor did anyone cay he was a good one. Or, as Van Johnson puts it, "There were no pilots then." Van was planning to Join Ihe Air Force when an automobile accident left him 4-F. In uniform he became a star. Even M-G-M didn't know exactly what to do with Van when he arrived on the lot. His blond hair and freckles were out, they .said. They dyed his hair Mack anil covered his freckles with heavy Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams .O,MR Pitfp' souDESPERKTELV NEHO QWE A MEWI S£G .... . &ETTIMG ROSTY KNJESS—HERB'S "MOTHER THREATENING ETTER FRCM SOMe 8IR.D MUD SAYS AW R&.OIO NlPTieS ~LE GlMISiG HlNV GftMGEBKjE.' HE SKVS HE'S pRkcriciMG i?ee WIGHTS & XSJEEK INJ s. OPFE A'SHOOTtMG GALLERY TILL ]\ AV-/SE / • FOR" I &TUE., V •RCH.&? J^rl I u-26 m ..ew t SEE AM OIP ABAMDOMED FARM HOUSE 1 "THIMK. OF It-IE- H^PPV. HEAUIrtV PEOPLE WHOSE LAUGHTER. RA.MG tHRU THESE ROOMS- IHE £^\EU. OF FINE COOKIMO--THE DIK1N6ES, AMD- MOT ME.' 1 THINK OF KOLI.IW' , ' OUT AT FOUR. A.M. AM' PUnikV TtM HOUKS BETXVEEM A PAIR, a PLOW HAMDLES--THEM FEED AM' MILK TH P STOCK. AM' OOH-- Owoo' TMATS JUST WHM MADE EM EMJOV THEIR GOOD TIMES MUCH BETTER.,' TH' WAV YOU'D LIKE TO LIVE IT ^OLJLPW'7 BE LOMG TILL vou'D THIMK. TURKJ1M' CJVER. IN) BED \YAS W m/i 1 ^ ir (Tjfa* . y^ — I?, UTOPIA? I.IKKS T11E 1'HBUC'S GAZE Vnn Johnson, deluged with more fan mail than anyone nl M-G-M run! niwbbed by teen-agers wherever he goes, ioves the adulation "You can't escape 'cm." he says of the bobby sockers, "anil I don't want to escape them. I want to be around Hollywood for a long time They pay niy salary." Even Pupa , Johnson, a retiree rcnl estate man back in Newport K. I.. h;:s become a celebrity. Vai telephoned him after rctnrnini from !i brief vacation in Mexico "He told me he hod a hurd day. Van laughed. "He'd been busy al ;lay signing autographs nnd posln; lor fan magazine pictures."' To guard its valuable new star M-G-M assigned Whitey Ilenclrj chief of the studio police force. U accompany Johnson on thai Mcx ican trip.' Van says he'd like to gel mar rlcd. but. not to an actress. "On' career in the fc.mily Is enough. He likes for people to know tha he worked hard for seven years a. a Broadway bit phye.r nnd choru boy. He and June Allison worket in the chorus of the same show "We had coffee and rtoughnut. after the show every night anc wondered whether \vc would ever get to Hollywood." When filmed three years ago, Van's only picture at Warner Bros, was "Murder in the Big House." He played a fast-talking reporter] opposite Fave Kmerson. THINGS DIFFERENT NOW The picture was n dud. Now, with Van a star nnd Faye FDR's daURhtcr-ln-law. the film Is having a revival. "It was an awful viiciure," Van sairi. "I wore one of Dennis Mor- gnn's old sulls from the wardrobe department. I almost look It home, too. it was better than any I owned." When Warner Bros, didn't pick up his option, Van had his trunk packed and was going back to New York. Lucille Ball, an old friend, gave Mm a pep talk at dinner one night, arrar.ged for him to see Billy Grady, Uio M-G-M talent scout. M-G-M gave l)lm o contract. Since that automobile accident, _" H ?J'-' Let's see your papers!" i FOE BALE CONCRETE STORM SEWE* ALL HIZEH Cheaper Than Bridge JLnntar Ojceola Tile & Culvert Co. fh«n» Ml Op««la, Ark- FARMERS IVe have plenty of Iron Roofing :unl Rough Cyiiress Barn Tiinbcrs. 3 Year FHA Terms U desired. E.C. Lumber Co. Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS? BARKSDALE MFG, CO. Blytheville, Ark. phone 2911 GUARANTEED T3RE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 Planters Hdw. Co., Inc. home of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT DE LAVAL MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS U. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEWICK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE Phone 515, BlythevlUe, Ark, I, E. r. DulldiibCg.. 1944; PEOPLE ,IYED-= A PURITAN VILLAGE IN IOSO IV TTHE basic principles of human conduct in the Puritan civili- zalion were Work and Piety, but •they were inseparable and had to be practiced together. If you had ilicen n Puritan of the 17(h ccn- 'lury you might have been pos- fsiblj' one of the most willing, in- jduslrious and capable workers in 'the colony. But if yon had lacked 'Piety, if you had neglected the church, if you hod played games on Sunday, it you hart observed Christinas as r holiday and a lime of merrymaking, Ihe heavy hand of authority would have fallen on yon and most ot your holidays ; would have been spent in the • stocks. But on the other hand, let us suppose that you were as pious > as Cotton Mather, that you never failed to pray and to attend {church, to read Ihe Bible and to ikcep the holy commandments! jbut, let us suppose further, that ; you never got out cf bed xmtil to fin the morning, that you never did a stroke of work and scorned industry of all kinds. In that case, though your Piety would have been commendable you would have found yourself in the stocks, side by side with the atheist who made work his religion. The Walling family combined Work and Piety in such sound proportions that the two pads filled together perfectly. Every member of the family— except the very young children— i had some kind of work to do. j Even little, daughter Patience, j who was only 8, hod been taught to embroider samplers and to 'hem table napkins. j * . * | T.TENRY, the oldest son—he was 22—was employed by his uncle in Boston. This relative owned a number of vessels that made trading voyages to the West Indies. Young Henry did not expect to remain permanently ir tho shlBUlne trade. His father •anted Him to pass a few years n th::t occupation, and to make ,'oyagcs in the ships so that he nifihl learn something of the world at first hand. After his ex- >ci-ience in business and travel he was to come home and give his line to the Walling fan.. and_ other properties. The second son, who had the 'uritan name o' Fcargod, worked >n the farm uncle. Samuel Gay ord. He wa. no* a inborer but i kind of student, learning wbal ic could. Fcargod Wallin cherished a deep and ranklirg discontent which brok on occasion-' illy in tantrums, or .it- c tempi He did not waiu to be . farmer; , he had no interest in the soil, in i agriculture, ir. stock breeding, j!et ;ie was bound to tl esc occupations, probably 101 life. If he lived today he would be called nn intellectual. In 17th-century New England the only pursuits open to an intellectual wers the ministry and schoolU-achint. Feargod, although faiti ful Puri ta.i, waj no sufficiently theological in tem,>cra, • ,nt tc pnss 1 -.1- life preaching o. Biblical texts. As to schoolteaching—that was impossible. In al 1 colonial communities the schoolteacher stood low in the social scale, nnd usually with good reason. He w.is often a drunkard, or ne'cr-do-wcu, nnd 'lis pay was so small that he had to live in a state of perpetual sh.ibbiness. Is T o, Fcargod Walling did not want to be a schoolmaster. * t * TTATUUET, the Wallings 1 oldest . daughter, had been taught to do everything that belonged to the duties of a Puritan housewife. Part of each day she spent in the .spinning Rtid weaving room in the leanto, where she spun flax and wool and wove (hem into cloth. Among her occupations wns the accumulation of linen for her own hope chest. She had already 12 pairs of linen sheets. She had also 21 towels and -16 table napkins. Ii The large number of napkins'' was due to the fact that forks ii6tl '-, not come into use as table impie'-. '< ments. Food was picked up on tho Hat end of a knife, or in -.« spoon, or with the bare .^andJI, Whenever bones were encoun* tered, as in u turkey or a piece ot pork, both hands were used. In the course of nn ordinary meal the hands became soiled several times. Befor- en h person at '.he table sluoi. .. small f\ver of wn- ler ,n hich he would dip his hands ,.nd wipe them with .. napkin. AS a re ult many napkins v. ;re uswd ; ea:h ical. Waitstill's wife Rebecca, a plump and blooming matron, was bi'sy every day ;rom morning to -gbl with household tasks, Besides ner grown daughter she had two maids to help her, and all of hem liad as much as they couid do. Cooking stoves did not exist —nobody had --ver heard -f such thing—nnd the hugt iicals wetc cooked on an ipen .ire. In the •ard back of 'he kitchen there was a brick oven ior baking bread ind roasting venison, All the wft- icr used in t'-.e house had to be i>rouglit by liund from - well in the barnyard. In addition to the ordinary household aclivilies there were others wliicli arc entirely Uli- known to the modern housekeeper, such as candle molding, soT* making, weaving and dyeing, the making of brooms nnd the brcW- Ing of beer foi- the household. , Another of her jobs was the i compounding of household rein«dies. Every girl, before her m&i- r'.age, was trained to make palsy drops, mithridate, Venice treacl?i I snail water and pokcberry planter, I besides a Jong Jist of other salve's 1 and potions. There were no physi-1 cians in Sudbury and the ncaristl apothecary was in Boston, BO the I housewife had to be prepared: ti> i meet sickness in tho family with. I remedies from her own '"'" closet. (To B* Continue*)'

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