The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 16, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 16, 1944
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PAGE* FOUR — "•- - -' , IBB BLTTHEVILLB COUBDEE JflREB „ , TBB OODRISR MIWK OO. • . ; v., B- W. HAINB8, PuMlfher - " ; BAMUrL P. NOHHIB, IdlUw <' JAMBB A. OATKN8, AdrgrtUtoc - M* tfettoul Adwtidot R«prM«nt«U*M: W«3*ee WItmer Ox, N<v Tort. OblMC«b D#, AUwte, MemchU. . Publttbed fieri Afternoon Kxoept BmxS»j Entered H ' second din matter at th» pott- Mffee *t BlyUnvUIf, ArlUniu, under act of Oo». October I, 1817. Bmed bj th« Onlled PTCM SUBSCRIPTION RATKS By center in the dtr of Blrtbcrlllt, Mi p*r «Mk,<or 860 -per month. B; mill, within 4 ridlua ot 49 mllet, M.OO per jtu, |J 00 for sli months, 11.00 fur three znoiUi*,' a ."nill outside 50 mile tone I'.O.OO per lev p»y»tle In tdvante, i Idea Market ' Remember the old pulp magazine. ads, "Uncle Sam Wants You!" (Darn Big Money as a Railway Clerk) ? Well, if '"you're of an inventive Uirii of mind, Uncle Sani' renlly wants you, and ;io , fooling. T s The armed forces, which have solved ( a<niullitude of problems from phi-point 1 bombing to insect biles, still have a lot ] of. problems to be solved. According lo ' life OWI, which put out a pamphlet for I the .National Inventors Council and the j< Derailment of Commerce, the armed |^ forces ^re in the market for ideas on | * practically any subject. .. i ('"The booklet lists 45 specific prob- \ lerns-jusl for a starter. Among them Uiut the government is looking who can make odorless toxic •jag$iit|, stable artificial fog, a quick I ' ant{"ef fectivc non-bituminous dust pal- Z'liatiye^for all climates, and devise an floptical method for telling the difference I between artificial and natural green. - *Tiia't gives you an idea. Public ap- j peal by the Army and Navy is probably { as good a way of solving difficulties as | any. The armed forces know (heir fellow counlrymcii. They know that they'll probably 'gel a lot of lame-brained suggestions. But they also know that there nnist v be a thousand deft tinkerers and gadgeteeiB for every crackpot. ' Reptofluction to 'this column ul editorials (torn other newspapers does not oecusarlly mean entonement bet Is an acltncwled(uieiii ot In" terW to'tbi >^ Cotton Prices and Dress Prices Air'Riltbrlar in the Georgia Market Bulletin written by Tom Llnder, coinml&'iloiicr of ngrlcul- ,,turc In "that slate, contains soinc interesting price comparlspin which will interest mnny people in : this area. lie publishes a labie of • prices of women's dre4es in Atlanta stores and shois and comments as- follows: "Ttic^firsl ECVCII dresses listed are the clicap- - est cotton dresEcs lo be found In Atlanta. These "are priced.-from,$1.69 to S4.99 each. These seven j,dresses^flclgh,from 3 minces-to 11 ounces eacli. Tlie combmed price of the seven dresses Is ?25fe? Tills js,"56 cents for each ounce or $8.09 for c';pomid 1 'of-cotton dress. "One Tiale ,'ot collon weighing 500 jiounds nt $8 fld perjirjund is $4,495. The ftirmcr who grew this bale of cotton received somewhere between $60 and,$100 lor the whole bale. Assuming that , the farmer-received $100 OT 20 cents a ixmnd, then the -farmer would have received only a 1-2 cents o\\t of each dollar that the consumer paid for these • cheap dresses. < "Another* six dresses listed run In price from $12.98 to $35. The combined weight of these six dre^es-is 48 ounces The combined price of these , Is $5li R? v TKis average weight per dress is eight ounces and the average price per dress Is $18.65. Tills is ; $2.33 per pound. One bale of cotton nei|hjn£_5_00 pounds nnd $37.29 per pound would bring $18,645. The.farmer received 20 cents per pound far .Ihe roUoh in.these.dresses. The consumer is paying $45.12 per pound for these ' dresses If trie farmer had received 2 1-2 cents (ARK.)'. COURIER NEWS out of the consumer's dollar on these dresses, he would have received $468.13 per bale or 93 cents per pound. "Actually," he goes on to suy, "the fanner only received 5-8 6f l cent out of each dollar Hint Ihe consumer paid. Turn It around Ihc other way. If ihe price the consumer pnld hnd been 1 bnsed on what Ihe farmer received for Ihc cotton, these six dresses. Instead ol (VMllne (he consumer $111.88, it would have actually cost J25.45 for the six dresses, or $124 each. The last 13 classes of dresses listed over hundreds of dresses of varying prices, The average price of the dresses of each of materials is used. If you bought one each of the average dresses llslcd imrler N/>. 26 to 38, the 13 dic-sscs would cost $302.08. The total weight of tlie 13 dresses Is 108 ounces. You would pay 2.B9 for each ounce or $45.12 for each pound. A SOO-pound bnle of clllon at $45.12 per pound woiilri bring $22,500, "On n basis of welshl nnd price, these higher priced ilrcf.scs cost more today thnn Ihcy did when Ihcre wasn't a power spindle or a Dewing machine. When the women of old .spun their 'thread with » spinning wheel, made clolli on a liome-jnn<le loom, fnshloncd them by hand and •sewc! them with n needle anil tliroiio', n cotton dress did not cost money like this, The farmer and his wife and children today would, make more money with a hnnd loom nntl .spinning wheel than (hey could possibly make growing cotton on Ihe best cotton Innd In the world. "Each of these dresses have from 5 to 20 cents worth of cotlon In them. If the price of llic farmer's collon was raised from 20 cents n pound to 30 cents a pound then cnch of these dresses would have from 71-2 cents lo 30 cents worth of cotton. "The increase In the cost of the raw cotlon would amount lo an average of 5 1-2 cents on each dress. • "Can you hnnglne anyone saying Uml 5 1-2 cents more lo the farmer would cause inflation? Can you Imagine anyone snying that 5-8 of 1 cent out of each ot the consumer's dollar Is enough for the fanner who produced Ihc raw collon lo receive? "Tortny I lalked to a lady who lives In .Atlanta nnd wlio is one of the most substantial and reliable ladles In Georgia. She (jnve jne the'follow- Ing facts regarding dresses that she now 1ms. Just prior lo the passage of Ihc law eventing OPA, this lady purchased 5 dresses in Allniila nt, prices ranging from $2.00. lo $3.0« each. Today In the same slorc, the Identical dresses arc priced from $8,08 lo $14,08 cncl). , "During Ihe life of OPA the prices of these dre.sscs have Increased more than 300 per cent. This Indy also told me of another dress Ihal luul Increased In price during the same period from $5.ff8 to $28.98. Tills is all increase of 500 per cent for the same dross under OPA., "It is evident that a lerrific amount ol money Is being'garnered by somebody. Who Is getting all this increased spread between the farmer and the consumer? , .. '.'Contrary to the opinion of many, people, nil this Increased cost is not going, to llic.colton mill la^or/; -f '••i- i ^.,.^.'--'' -v ' ' ' ' '"I have before me Unltccl"states Oovcrnment figures which show that the average hourly earnings of nil collon mill workers in January 1941 was 41.9 cents. In Jnimnry 1014 this had Increased lo 59.4 ccnis per hour. ' "The increased cost of cotton mill labor amounts to about 40 per cent while the increased cost of cotton dresses amounts to at least. 300 per cent, "It is obvious Hint the cotton mill workers are not responsible for llils terrific increase in the cost ol colton dresses. Tt Is equally obvious lhat the farmer who Rrows the cotton Is getting no part of this wild increase. It Is equally obvious that Hie consmmrs arc paying this increase. Let's follow tills through nnd find out where the trouble lies." Drastic Solution Washington police have encountered a bootleg liquor made up of aviation gasoline, cleaning fluid and a load compound, and 'retailing at a nickle a drink. Bui there seems to be little chance that the new, inexpensive beverage will further complicate the gasoline shortage. So far, none of the iubibcrs have survived to recommend it to friends. House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams ..THIS M06T6ETHB WRO^e ADDRESS/— MY NENER. TUIN6 INS HIS POCKETS BUT A KEY-R1W& AND SOME j j TOBKCCO CRUMBS -~ 6UT < VJMgRE IS YOUR. PlS-30>WL , MRS. HOOPLE t THW v^^JD^L COflMlWlTV VICTORY GARDEN .^UQ A fcREA-T Bl& HOLE iW IJ : AMD CARTED AVJ/XY DIRT, POTATOES SUE IF VOU 606 HIM, DOM'T His 6K1R.T WOMDER. TrtW TopeoiL SO NICE- There hove been several reports thai the Atlantic Wall hns proved lo be n bluff. This Is lo do less than justice (o the Allied troops. There may have been some places where they got In wilh no great difficulty, but there were beaches where It was "touch and go" whether they would be «ble to establish themselves at all.—Tlie Times of'London. FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1944 SIDE OUNCES "They're supposed fo take turns every week doing chores ftronml the house, but llicy argue ;iljout wliosc week it is till everything's, done!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson. IT TAKES ABOUT A TO PRODUCE ENOU&H AlCOHOU TO MAKE THE EXPLOSIVE POWER TO SHOOT o/vf "ATWEWTY-FIVE-POUND PAPER BAG WEKSHS ONtVA FEWCX/MCES, H.C.BRADVJR., HAS A DIAMETER OF MORE THAN • -v-oo, ooo. ooo COPfl. 19*4 BY UFA SERVICC. INC. fr.lfa NEXT; What Is the ; leadinr cause of accidental deaths? ; leading In Hollywood BY KRSK1NE JOHNSON NKA SlJiff Correspondent EXCLUSIVELY YOURS: Don't bn surprised II Dotty Grable and former boy friend George Elafl ;irc co-Rlarrc<1 in 11 new movie now that Raft has signed u long term contract with 30111 century-Fox. Betty works there, too, and the studio is looking for a s lory in which to team them. * * * Mimi Chandler, film slavlcl daughter ot Senator Happy Chandler, broke her engagement to a boy overseas Ijcfore announcing her forthcoming marriage to Lt. James Cabcll of the Army's ferry command. Lynn rsari anil 20lll Century-Fox ail' strnininjj nt Ihc leash. She'll probably ask for a contract release. Ella Raines, who ought to know, says no truth to those divorce rumors. She is the wife of MnJ. Kenneth Trout, the Zero hunter. Jackie Oukie and the Mrs. have patched up their differences again Site's off (o New York with Jack to follow. Joan Blondel! has a wardrobe of t-OOK AT 'ER.' SUF WASTED TWO K1IM- LTrES UOOKW' IM TH' MIRROR TO SEE IF HER FACE VW,S DIRTY. AW V THREE MORE WlPlM' IT OFF WITH HER HiWPKERCHlEF.' ITS WAST1M' TIME \ FOR HER TO KEEP \ HER FACE CLEAM. BUT IT'S ALL RIGHT FOR THEM TO WATCH HER f^-" AMD' PER US TO WATCH THEM.' A MAW WOULD WAIT TILLLOMCH TIMEOROUITTIM' 7IME TO CLEAM UP.' I ^^A S / BE OLD FASH1OMED BUT VOU CAM'T TEiL ME \\C1MEM IMA SHOP ARE. EFFICIENT. CHAIM PRODOCTIOM .*. '§ Trent l)or A Novel By KETTI FRINGS " k), Itll, Krlll Priligii-.nUlrlfuftdJ I0«, NBA Stivtcf, Int. Thct rnrpimnn"* uniform wa» vhlli' nud lie IxTkoni'd 1u I'lnlty mill tlu* ullirr vroi»i<!eil MilldLrr In Ihr foxhole to fnllim him, Srxt tlilitx 1'lnky kiki-n' lie wnN oik n (ruin ' moving upmird through deiijth clnudx. ft Iciukvd iuMl like tlie (ruin ilowii hom« exwpt jhnt It irnn filled ivifh nil Hort* ot NlruiiKv |ito|ile, .... About Jinlf th«- crowd Ktt off nt llrnvenlr Herd Juncllon, MO I'luky nnd hfff friend* ftt,att, (oo. TJitrfi I* HOnieune to mrel evtrjjjody rx- eritt I'lnkj-. Illrcn, Riull}- iiml >Ir. <'nler\villler. 'Hipy Muild around fcelliiK fjubnrr/jMKcd. 'T'HB elderly Jew had collected quite a few people by now, when Ms eyes fell on Cnlorwiiilcr. He excused himself to the others, moved .toward Ihem, his kind old eye. smiling. • "Son, weren't you looking 'for me?" He look Mr. Catcrwaller'i? nervous moist hand, pressed it warmly. "Welcome lo Heavenly BenJ Jimclion." Then he nodded and smiled at the others. "No- L:.iy mel you yet? Dmi'l worry, he'M be along in a minute." Ho beamed iignin at Caterwallcr. ''How arc you, son?" Ciiterwallcr had lo wet his lips before he could speak. "You remember m~?" "Moo Knzinski—o£ course! What i n thine lo ask!" ! Catcnvnllcr blinked, overcome : will' emotion. It was suddenly so ; wonderful lo have his name rc- imcmbeicd, when he himself had . fell forced to.forget it for so long. ; "Well, come alonfi son, we'd bet- 1 Icr start." ; "VVliere are we going?" • "Over to th'c house. I warn you, i it's prelly crowded. Had to put six I leaves in., the dining loom table ' last night, nut—" "I don't wanl to pul you out," Calcrwaller murmured humbly, lidinff his inner eagerness. "May^I could rtay will) Iliem— " he nodded loward Emily and the others, "No, son," the older man told lim firmly. "You're coming where you belong, Anally." Smiling, Jatenvaller began for- nal goodbys '. i Ins train cornpan- ons, but Ihe old man inlcrrtpted, 'Oh, you'll sec them around. They'll just 'be down the street. Cec all of .vou later." And holding Cnterwallcr afTcclionalely by the -irm, the old man led him off. .'Cmily smiled, noting that Calcr- waller's step was already more irisk and confident than it hnd ooen before. "M' SS KEENAK '> wil! cuse me, please? I' cx- 1'd like to say goodby." II -'-as T>j Qn 'j; voico wliich quickly drew her nround. Soinclhlng strange .,\ his milliner, something ncv/Iy cool and distant. He was holding -ul his hand. Slowly she gave him hers. "There's somebody here for you?" "Goodby, Mi.s Kecnan." He released her I, . ji ned to Pinky. "Gooduy, Corporal." A brief, mil- i'ary, litlle bow. "Iley, I thought we were going lo slick together!" "Sorf-y." • They watched him stride off toward'a German officer who wan leaning against ihe corner c." the station-house. The oniccr straightened up as liion approached. They spoke briefly, turned an<! moved off ... in a moment, were lost to view. Emily and Pinky looked at eaci other. Pinky was confused again. "I don't know . . . I don't g:t it." "Pinky, are you sure this is th riglil place?" "It must bo, hut—" i They turned then, (o watch' the rain, as it pulled out, passengers vaving goodby from the win- qws. Pinky searched nervously round the station, that liny fright reaping into him again. "Every- ody's going but us!" Emily shrugged. "Guess we're tepchildren." "Maybe if we'd just stayed vhcre \va gol off, somebody would iave seen us." "Or maybe we should have sent vord ahead . . . 'wearing white arnation in buttonhole.'" "Don't joke about it." t i "Look—maybe he'll know." ?! « * • MIEY stood very still, as the old colored man with the crinkly /hile hair approached. He looked s forlorn and forgotten as they elt. "Forgive me for.bulling in, but lid you, by any chance, see any oloretl folks gelling oil?" He seemed s> anxious that Emily immediately forgot her own prob- cm. "Come to thhk of it, I didn't," he answered. "There were some lite (rain though . . . weren't here, Pinky?" "Quite n few, T thought." "Yes . . . well ... all right, I .list, thought I might have missed hem." His so-obvious disappointment iiigged at Emily. She fell it was •dmost .sndder not lo have anyone 0 meet, than not lo be met. "Were they supposed (o get off?" she asked. "Oh, no, not necessarily. That's up lo them. Almost always most of l!iem go on lo Ihe Big Valley. 1 just thought maybe ..." , "Where is that? We were \von- der.'ng." "Up the line. The last stop. Some of us, my people, we call it the Picnic Grounds." "Well, if your people arc (here, why don't you go out Ihere?" "I do. Wednesdays and Saturdays. But f live here, sec. Sure is getting lonely, too. House as empty as a barn in pasture time. Well, I'm sorry to have been butting in." "Don't go." II was Pinky who had spoken. {To Be Continued) Inexpensive dresses for her role as Aunt Cissy In "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." A friend saw her In one of ihe costumes and nskccl her what she was playing. "A poor man's Joan-Blondcll," cracked Joan. Garbo and producer. Lester Cow- :m arc scckinj nn unknown for (lie male taiil niMxisitc her in Hint mo vie based on the Norwegian merchant njnrinR. Jimmy Dunn hns won a seven- year contract at Century-Fox • » • AMIUEV MOVED UI' Camerman I'cir Maricy, husband of Linda Darnell, has turned director at the same studio. » • * Andrea I.ccils, off Ihc screen since 1841, will, make ,1 film conic- back at I'.irnnionnt. » • • Nominated for the best singing discovery of the year: young Jane Powell in producer Charles R Rogcrs' "Song of the Open lioad." Character actor Henry O'Ncil and his wife arc celebrating Uicii iOth wedding anniversary. The movie I.ou CosUllo hank rollctl. "A Wave, a \Vac and a Ma line," in;ij- lie iirnilurcil as a Hrnail way musical comedy next fall. Every time Walter Slozak buy a head of livestock for his Pcnn syvnnia fnrm he names it aftc someone he's worked with. A hcif er is named Ginger and a bind hog answers to Talhilah. Reflecting the average GI' I homesickness. OWI lias asked El! Mae Morse to record a special al biun of ballads for overseas distrl button. "" *" * Tricky srl for one of Fred As lalrcs rlancf! numbers In "7.iri; Follies." Everything i s mccnanlca —turn tables, treadmills, a hall | room which splils in half, walktn Irccs and flowers (hat dance. + « • It will be the real McCoy as fa .is thr barber sliop quartet Is con ccrncd In "The Great John L Producer Bin? Crosby will sign up Ihc winners of the 10th annual Barber Shop quartet contest lo be held soon In New York, MONTE/, W1U, SING I . .MAHIA MONTEZ will warble on the screen : fo'r the first Umc In Universal's "Koivery lo Broadway.'* •"Skirls, the Army show being staged ' i» England by the 8th Air Force, was produced and directed by former film comedian George K. Arthur. » • • Mickey Rooney Is still carrying the torch for ex-wife Ava Gardiner. • • • Hollywood separation: For Ihe last seven weeks Ruth Warrick hns been working days in "Guest in the House 1 ami husband Erik Rolf lias been working nights lu n movie nt Columbia. \ • • • Although tlic film is completed, Warners receiver! a letter from a man in iHissi Vlnpi applying: f<* the job of technical dinmtor on Mr. Skelfinpton." Ills qualification —his name is Sir. Skcffingtan. Commercial Classes In Shorthand-Bookkceping-Typing MRS. L. M. BU RNETT Degree From Accredited College 1010 Hcarn Phono 3alo TOLEDO (Ul 1 )— A prewar two- I'Hy stretch, a virtually' unobtnin- ible item as priceless as a pair of lylons, is en route today to Russia, he gift of an unknown donor to recent war relief drive here. D olitical Announcements Tte Courier News HM bten »a- hcrlzed to announce the following candidacies, iubject to th« Demo- :rati« primary In August; STATE REPRESENTATIVE AI.ENE WORD (for re-clccllon, Post No. a) W. J. WUNDERLICH (for re-election. Post No. 1) J. LEE BEARDEN (lor re-election, Post No. 8) LOC1EN E. COLEMAN E. C. "GENE" FLEEMAN (Post No. 4) PROSECUTING ATTORNEY IVIE C. SPENCER MARCUS PIETZ (For Rc-clcction) BHKRIFF AND COLLEGIUM HALE JACKSON (for re-election) W. W. (BUDDY) WATSON COUNTY TREASURER B. B. (SKEET) STOUT MISS DELLA PURTLE COUNTY JUDGE ROLAND OREEN (for re-election) CIRCUIT COURT CLERK HARVEY MORKia (For re-election) COUNTY CLERK T. W. POTTER (for re-election) If You Wish to Self Your GOVT. LOAN COTTON Sec LOY WELCH Over Palace Cafe Blythcvillc, Ark. Tc.cpnune 2471 THC JH6HT ^K- ' Jr -~-* Our invisible half sole Is the thirst shoe repair obtainable. No sh.itik slrnin or stitches — no break lo leave in moisture, rtirl, etc. Try U. QUflLITr 5WOC SHOP 121 y/. M«iN'r,»-. SPECIAL For A Few Days 1 CASK COCA COLA And 75c Bottle Phillips G6 - Furniture Polish—Both 1.39 Bring Tour Empty Isoldes POTTER'S STATELINE SERVICE STATION WELDING! * Acetylene Welding « . * Electric Welding * Cold Welding Best Equipment—D«st Machinists—Best Work Delta Implements, Inc. Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blylhcville, Ark. WALLPAPER Now 15c 30o Light Fast Now 20c 36o Washable Now 24c HEMILTONE (Soy Bean Painf) 2.40 gal. HYKLASS Creosote White 2.50 gal. SOUTHLAND White . 3.00 gal. DUTCH BOY White 3.50 gal. CERTAIN-TEED GREEN SLATE SHINGLES 167 Pound 4.50 square—210 Pound 5.50 square E.C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Friendly Building Service Delicious Foods — Reasonably Priced! MARTIN'S CAFE Specializing In Delicious Steak Dinners . Special Plate Lunches y Real Southern Barbecue f Sandwiches — Cold Drinks / «EER ON TAP AND IN BOTTLES JOHN FOSTER, Manager Phone 565 114 W. Main

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