The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 16, 1949 · Page 7
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1949 BI/YTHEVTI.LE <ARK.> COURIER THt NATION TODAY— Modern Society Needs to Teach Retired Human Dynamos How to Spend Declining Years Happily By Jimci Marlow WASHINGTON, Aug. 16. W)—I covered a police beat on a newspaper (or a great many years and I used to be amazed at what happened to a lot of old cops when they retired. They didn't live long. 4—— A lot of them • were too old to they retired, they had found some- work the streets, and soft spots had been picked out (or them in precinct stations or the detectives' office or at police headquarters. Late at night I used to sit around chewing the fat with them. They „,„,„. „,.,;„ „, „ tll had wonderful stones to tell, chat- I trying to get well, tei ing the way the old men on' y^ , , trie walls of Troy must have chal- race S (j|j~ thing that really kept them busy they might liave lived for years. You must have understood what a really old and retired man feels if you've ever been really sick and weeks in a ciiair by a window out of the tcred, reliving their lives a hundred times. There was something wondrful about them. It was this: They were alive, sitting on a ((Jr-air. talking, answering a tele- ' phone, directing a team of detectives on a robbery, taking down notes from the cops who called in. Death seemed so far away from each of them that I used to wonder about each in turn: Will he ever die? Then one day they'd retire. There'd be a little party, a couple of awkward speeches. The old men's eyes would glisten and then they'd b gone. Lack of Planning Noted I wouldn't, set them again. They had said they'd drop around to gay hello. But they never came. And then one day I'd hear they wer dead, maybe only a month or sue monthj after they'd quit. I never could be quite sure about- what had happened. Had they finally decided to retire because they felt something in Hide them begin to weaken and slide down hill? Or, was it the suiden change In their life-long routine of going to work every day, getting up at the lame hour, going to bed at the aame- hour, that broke them physically? Or, was it Just the let-down that tapped their life away fast? I mean, was it the sudden Inactivity, the feeling that now truly at last they were not needed for anything? I used to think that, if, when weak LI na if you're young, you knotv that in a couple of weeks you'll be back in thai craiy scramble • outside your window. So you can endure the few v/eeks easily. But a retired old man can't feel anything, I guess, except that [or him the race is really over at last, and that must do something that's not good. Still Must Have Activity (Sure, I know there are plenty of retired people who still lead a full life. I'm talking aboirt all thuse that suddenly I'eel the rug ol lite pulled out Iiom under them.) iiut between the young people and the really old and retired there is a growing army of aging people, no longer yoiuig, not yet really old. And, because in American society there's been so much emphasis on sl>ecd and hard work, aging People have been looked upon in business as somcthuig less than necssary. It must be an awful thing to be aging and out of work and know that the eyes which look across an employment office table at you are thinking: "Can he stand up under this job I might offer him, or just where will he fit in?" Nfaybe something the Loyal Order of Moose is trying to do will find an answer to some of these things. It's setting up a laboratory at Moosehaven Park, Fla. A professor of psychology has been hired. He'll have a staff. They'll try to find answers to the problem of how to use elderly people in American life. Control Tightens On Unwarranted Tenant Evictions "The tenant in controlled rental dwellings is protected against overcharge and unwarranted evictions," Area Rent Director C. A. Cunningham said today. Under the 1M9 law tile rent office now has more authority to act in overcharge cases and to control evictions. The new law also rules out additional voluntary leases ol the type which brought rent increases up to 15 l>er cent In 1947 " 1948 for many tenants. "These provisions offer security to the tenant who may be asked to pay more than the maximum rent or to move for no good reason," Mr. Cunningham commented. "If the tenant is under pressure to pay more than the ceiling rent, we can heip him legally and assure him that he will not be thrown out because of his refusal to pay an Illegal rent. And we can help a tenant get a refund for previous overcharges." In addition to the protection against overcharges and unwarranted eviction, present regulations assure the tenant a right to respond to his landlord's petition for a rent Flowers, Art Exhibits Planned As Features of District Fair keeping* a I County women are watchful eye on their 'lowers, a? the Northeast Arkansas Dim-let Pair looms into view. Mrs. B. A. Bug? will head the flor«l de- iiaitmcnt, where about KO will be inert In cnth awards for the specimens getting the nod from the judges as the best displayed. Art in the creative sense will warrant another »130 In cash to go to •xlnbitors In the fair. A senior division ranging from portraits in oils to "At coupage' will account for (80 of the cash prizes, and Juvenile art wlU <aJl fo: 550 more. The juvenile art will be divided Into two elapses, for thoie It years or older and for those under 11. Young artists will exhibit work^ in pencil, poster, spatter painting \voodcraft, plastic and crayon, arid those Just older will include t>>esc groups and oil painting and ceramics, as well as charcoal, cartoon arts. Mrs. Bugg said today that prize winning work previously exhibited ivould not be eligible for the corn- increase or eviction certificate. Thus! Petition. the tenant can present any facts In the floral department the best which refute the landlord's statement. This is the first year tenants have had this right under the Housing and Rent Act, Mr. Cunningham added. Tenants also are protected against tlie type of overcharge which occurs when a landlord cut* out a service supposed to go with the rent. If the landlord refuses to restore the service, the tenant may file a complaint at the Area Rent Office. After investigation, the rent officials can reduce the rent, if the service is not restored. displays of gladioli, marigold*, zln- ii!s, w'ntcr bouquets, chrysimthe- nurns, and novelty bouquets wll come in for their share of honors along with roses, dahlias, and wild lowers. Flower judging will mark (hi [irst day of the fair, while mos judging is left for days later in thi The Life on Venus Carnegie Institution of Washington once reported the presence of carbon dioxide on the planet Venus. This practically is proof that some form of life exists on that planet, It Is said. foung Baseball Stars To Attend try-Out lamp in Jonesboro A Urge number of young base>all prospects from Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri Is expected to be on hand in Jonesboro Thursday for the opening of lh« New York Yankees' two-day Iry-out camp. The camp will be under the Immediate suiKrvlslon of Alley Donald, former Yankee hurler who U now the head New York scout for this area. Assisting Donald will be Dutch Zwelllng, former manager of the Kansas City Blues of the Arner .can Association, a Yankee farm club. AU boys 18 years and older eligible to attend the e*mp. Inflamed Eyes? t prompt r*tiei witb L*vopuk.. * iooth** granulated •f«Ucb: rtUr i!rod. HIT*, itching, sticky, burning irrllHltd eyes or money refunded. years success i'rxlMd by thousan Uei i_*Top«k UMlsiy i Cr<*-cup includ Congratulations to ZELLNER'S SHOE STORE Otceola, Ark. CHRYSLER AIR-TEMP AIR CONDITIONING was installed in this new store by The BLAN HEATH Company Blytheville Blytheville Midshipman On Cruise to Cherbourg Midshipman Jack Wilbur Cook, son of Mrs. • Gertrude Cook, 108 Dougan Street, was scheduled to visit In Cherbourg, France, yesterday aboard the battleship USS Missouri. More than 1,200 trainees, includ. ing midshipmen from the Naval Academy and units from various colleges and universities, are embarked in cruise ships. They will stop at Cuba for gunnery exercises to the United irley May France Leaves England For 'Somewhere' on French Coast DOVER. Engr., Aug. 18. (AP)—The Calais ferry pulled out of Dover today with UjS. channel swimmer Shirley May Fiance aboard, after * brisk hide-and-seek game with reporters. The 17-year-old Somerset, Mass., girl was accompanied by her coach, Harry Boudakian, and her chaperon, Miss Mary Lou Walsh. •'Her destination is 'somewhere In Prance,"' said her manager, Ted Worner. The party attempted to give reporters the «lip but they trailed her to the doclcs. Worner and Shirley May's father, J. Walter France, accompanied her to the boat but did not sail. Worner and Prance semed crestfallen that their scheme to slip Shirley May away had been discovered. Womer disclosed that Boudakian had decided last night on the trip I to Prance. "I was going to tell you fellows about it after she had gone," he said. Shirley May's party carried only light hand luggage. One acre of sugar beets or sugar cane produces 1,700,000 calories about four times more energy per IF YOU LIKE THE BEST NU-WA LAUNDRY-CLEANERS Phone 4474 LOWER DOWN PAYMENTS ON ALL MAJOR APPLIANCES: • Refrigerators • Gas Ranges • Electric Ranges • Washers •Ironers • Heaters • Radios • Home Freezers • Vacuum Cleaners • Sewing Machines • Television ONLY $ 5 DOWN ON APPLIANCES UP TO $200 j f • -v-v,:. / / '* MESSAGE TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS IN THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE • , \ *' ONLY $10 DOWN ON APPLIANCES OVER $200. UP TO 24 MONTHS TO PAY Tfc« Courier New* has recently undergone a change of procedure in the city cir- dilation department. Since you are the chief concern of that department it is only fair that you know and understand the way it it operated. Your carrier is now what newspaper people call "A LitUe Merchant". He is a fr*« agent, buying his papers and selling them back to you for a small margin of profit. He must pay for your paper each week. Many people do not want to pay their paper bill weekly; therefore you can pay in advance quarterly, semi-anmially or annually at the Courier News office. If you are a paid-in-advance subscriber and you leave town or for some other reason your paper is stopped, proper credit will be refunded upon request. If you are a paid-in-advance subscriber and you do not renew your subscription at its expimlion dale, you will he automatically channel to the weekly basis. Our circulation department has endeavored to make this change with the least possible inconvenience to you and we will be glad to discuss any problems that you might have regarding' this matter. Under this LITTLE MERCHANT SYSTEM (which is employed by the majority of newspapers) your carrier DEPENDS UPON YOU for his pay. He has more incentive to do n good job and it will enable him to learn more of the basic principles of business. TODAY'S NEWSPAPER BOY IS TOMORROW'S LEADER

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