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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BLYTTOVTLUC OOtTUXK .. .. . JAKES L. VXRHOBPT. Mttor THOMAS B. ATKINS. AdTCttWlif 1UIU«V >t Btythrrtm. , October «, 1»17. •etcrfOa*- Btrred by U» OUM etntor in tt» ctt» towxi itlaed. Me p« wnk. or I By inUL wttbin * TMttat >nu. «2.oo for *x |UuM '' ixtrano*. Nationalization By Default ' It is difficult, and some times hazardous, to undertake to 'evaluate trends i'n -faraway"- places but from here it tooGs'.'as if the United States government is in the coal mining business for $e"e'DS,.'at least on a small scale. And, our viewpoint apparently ,is shared by 6tlicrs who have much better opportunity for a close-up view. : It appears that a few operators are willing to sell out for a "fair rcmiiiier- fttibh" and let the government continue its present control of their mines on a permanent basis. The idea bcconies alarming when we think of it spread- iug-jto . cotton mills, to cotton compresses; to the lumber.' industry, and it could come ; even nearer to home and fake in agriculture; , • Bu^fback to the, mines where the iituatiorr 'is real today, where it is shaping-/ the -future' of America— a na- lion wHere fre'e enterprise once flour- ', For the' niost part, these coal op- prators are. the owners of small bitu- fniiibus mines — mines that are located in the-South.. Their .coifnplaint is that "hidden costs" have increased rrtitiCrs' ivages by. not 1 18 '/4,- but; 24 i cents an Jiour. They say they can't meet the increase, and so are bowirig out. < Since the larger operators .'undoubtedly will be able to meet the increases, there might seem to : be' .no, reason for itevoting attention to these .few mines. jBut the ,sjrnall operators'; decision ol'- ters material tor some' interesting : speculation." •*•''' • '•• ' ' '?.•'' • t • • ' . ' • j „ It is a foregone conclusion that fvhtyr private business again takes over jthe mines it will be on terms at least as favorable to John L. Lewis as those contained in his present contract with the government. And it .seems prob- jable that Mr. Lewis; plariried things jjust as they worked out. '• f He refused to discuss , wages and hours with the operators. He demanded a health. and welfare fund first, but ho ;did .n^)t.;firj?t specify . the whats and howCpf ' .such a, fund. Then he walked ;out on the operators when they were unable to propose what he had in mind. Meanwhile the coal shortage was being felt increasingly. Finally the government hud to step in, as Mr. Lewis must have known it would. And, in sjiile of )x)|uiliii- indignation,, thorn wasn't much the government could do except give to Mr. Lewis, under threat of increasing national hardship, more than lie might have received from the opera to rs. Sutnuv.'hwat the same thing happened in the railroads' case. The strike recommendation was badly timed. It came on top of< Mr. Lewis's strike, adding more inconveniences and unemployment,, and further ruffling the public's short. tcm|>er. Nevertheless, the two brotherhoods at least made a better money deal with the President himself than they had with the govern men L board. It has been pretty well demonstrated by now that unions in basic industries can do business directly with the government by calling a strike which interferes KO drastically with the national economy that government intervention is the only solution. And it has been pretty well demonstrated that these unions can get a better dual from the government than they can frorft management. It' such tactics should continue over a period of years, with the unions getting a better deal from the government after every strike, it is not unlikely that more and more private industries would have to follow the lead of these small mine operators. In other words, nationalization of basic industries by default, as it were, is entirely possible under the present setup. And, if government continues to try to hold (town prices while- periodically lipping the wage ante after seizure and direct negotiation, the possibility becomes; more than ;i pipe dream. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, IMG The Jolly Pastime of Muscle Flexing R*»d Courier News Want Ad* Join the Refrigerator ' Service Club (Two Service Calls a Year H) Repairs to Electric Appli ances Fully Guaranteed BLYTHEVILLE SALES CO. (Where Courtesy is Not » Memory) 1U £. Main St. Phone 3616 FOR SALE Fresh River Catfish. Special prices to Cafes and fish fries. Cafe and large orders delivered. MACK'S FISH MARKET Phone 67J OsceoLi, Ark. SO THEY SAY However lni|>crfcet the economic security of the American people may be. it Is far greater :>ncl on a much higher level thnn any other jwoplc hi history.—Assistant Secretary ot State Spruille Braclcn. We have to a cionsidprab'lb degree a cultural schizophrenia" which tries to avoid the nnplcas- anl problems of the world by denying their ex- Istetiec.—Dr. Karl Bowman, U. ot Callfomta Medical School. * * » A thoughtful person cannot help being distressed nl the reports of drunkenness attending diplomatic nnd international gatherings. No wonder thai so many of the International conferences turn out, to be lost weekends.—Dr. Daniel L. Marsh, president. Boston U. . We ncwl to produce more t$ ''srliirc more— to.share life itself nnd to build K lasting peace. Production of plenty has been the farmer's aim ever since primitive mnn first scratched the soil with a stick. It must be our common aim.— Secretary of Agriculture Clinton p. Anderson. ^WASHINGTON COLUMN Snyder and the OWMR housing program. Taking off the War Labor Board controls too fast Is also credited to Snydcr. The United States Employmenl Service is headquarters for veter i nils' employment. Many men an jt. necessary to apply new con- listed. File your worker needs witl By LUCY AGNES HANCOCK g!>s by L«y Ajnei HtneocV . -Tim STOUT. Sully MnT« >r <l. popular nnrrte at l.lHlon M4>M«*rliil M'tsnltnl. ovrrhrnrN .Vnrmn UnldrM .ncriite krr of krlHi; •• -apple jioll*hrr." . Xffrm* M*k» for Interne llm HaKiMk . 'ii'l»«-nr» unintcfrnlr4. Oil t 1|nn*l, he pal* klM««-lf o« U!T <« Snllj:. !M>nr«r*t 15" ..... ""•* >o'm« In !• lo apple •!nr t •« e olhrr by NIA SERVICE, tray containing the midnight hmcl of coffee and sandwiches came toward them followed by n tall young interne who was demanding to carry it. However, Bess, the middle-aged nurse who mothered the entire staff from himself, to the newest refused to listen. the chief, ;KT Roseland Service Station STANDARD OIL PRODUCTS OPEN SUNDAY — GAS 20c Gcorj*c Davis, Manager Hi way 18 West l\» * &>• V iQNE o'clock on a calm spring r night and the great gray pile frfmous throughout the County RS Ljnton. Memorial Hospital seemed to slumber. Lights were dim and except for the occasional quick step of night nurse, doctor or in- tqrne — the sudden cough of a patient -or. querulous demand for attention, everything was still. 'Sally Maytiard softly closed the door of 214 and slipped into the vacant chair beside Dora Bronson, the floor, nurse. She sighed and brushed a stray lock of hair from her forehead. "Tired?" thV girl at the desk asked, sympathetically. "Not more than usual, I sup- pc^e," Sally replied. "But I'm cer- jteinly glad 214 is leaving in the mocning. It isn't often I'm eager to &t the last of a patient; but Mrs Telford hns run me ragged fo three solid weeks. Th«re have been timW>vhMi I longed to inform he whs^t she needed was a maid, no a nurse. Honestly, Dora, tha woman never had anything th matter *ith net and, to. think she dares, take up much needed spac her* and 'the services of two o our 'overworked nurses! . "Sure. »«t «he'i on the Board rm*mb«rL SttOderlin's sc»red t kl dccilx, »1"b«t's why you go *** gofc— the model nurse and all "JJUN along, Doctor," she advised, none too cordially. Go peddle your papers. These rls don't want you hangm;; round while they cat and don't ou dare snitch any of their lunch ither. You men arc all alike—pics —never filled up. Scram! Hear But the young roan ncrcly aughed and reached the llat- opped de«k in the corridor nlcovc n time to clear a space for the ray. Jim'Hallock was a plc.isanl- ooking young man, wholesome ather than strictly handsome. 'he staff liked, him and Doctor Richards predicted a brilliant fu- ure for him. Bess Hamilton even vent so far as to express the wish she was twenty years younger so hat he would pay more real attention to her. Now he seated himself on a coiner of the desk and reached for a sandwich ignoring the older nurse's indignant stave "Gosh!" he rm;!tered with hi? mouth full. "I can't see why yoi girls get all the best food." 11 reached for another and opened i exclaiming at the thick filling t minced ham and scrambled egg. acknowledge that it isn't good for man to be alone." The Devil himselt can quote Scripture," the nurse cried indignantly. "I have no patience with yon." i\ light Unshed on the board. "I'll go," the noor nurse offered. "Probably 19G smcllcd the coftce and is fioin<; to demand some. Well, he isn't going to get it—not this time he isn't." * * * "QOOD gal!" applauded Doctor Hallock and turned to Sally. "Somehow 1 never get a chance to tails to you any more, Sally," he complained. "Are you aclually voiding me—purposely?" Sally shook her head. "Of nurse not. Why should I? I'm usy and—well, I'm not particu- irly keen about breaking rules nd—oh—use your head. Doctor lallock. You know you shouldn't c here. You know how Miss Sun- crlin feels about you internes nnd he nurses being on friendly crms." "C;o?h. Sally!" the young man nsxvcrcd, "I'm no wolf; but I am niman and I crave female com- wnionship occasionally. Sunder- in's an old sourpuss—a frus- ralcr! old maid." Rally shook "her head. "I dont hink so, Doctor," she denied. "I'm illro she feels it the safest method. Think what would happen if some nurse should take your attentions BY TKTKK EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent 'frols. in older to save the veteran's the USES office at once! WASHINGTON, June I'i. (NEAI j -^ — —If President, Tnuinin can ever find the necessary three men to serve on it. the new Economic Council created by Uic "Full" Employment Act. of 1346 would appear lo be the logical .successor to Director John W. Snyder and liis Office of War Mobili/iUion and Re- conversion. By nominating Snvdct 1 to be Secretary of (he Treasury and by announcing that O\Vx\!R would bo, allowed .to die su'^dually, the President paved thn way for this big shift In government responsibilities. OWMR Is an executive top-policy making agency with n stait ot only 150 people. It Is little known lo the general public. Its principal funcllon was to co-ordniatc Lhe work of other government, war agencies ami to have charge of the home front and the domestic economy, leaving the President tree to fight the war. OWMR would nornmlly expire June 30, 1347. The job ot reconver- sion is not finished, the President admits. .But by allowing the office to expire a year ahead or Hint, n;- rcmalninK essential functions can be transferred to another agency under the first Wnr Powers Act. That's where the new thrcu- mfm Economic Council will come In. The chairman of that council will In effect, become the numocr emu "Assistant President." He will shape new economic policies, fcceji an eye on the work of all government departments, prepare thi." President's annual economic repori to Congress. Snydcr Is apparently not thn man for the Jou. SNYDER IS UNPOPULAR WITH LABOR LEADERS There may be some opposition lo nnmlnc Snyder as Secretary or the Treasury, through hardly enough to stop him. Rightly or wrongly, organized labor leaders iiold Snycier chiefly responsible for preventing FELIX A. CARNEY City Radio Repair Radios and Appliances 324 E. Main St. Phone 2407 It . id quite without S»nyiiner«ly grinned «l«vator whirred to • «top iiamuton, laden with a "Nonsense!" Hamilton cried "Your tray is this an you know it. Some day I'm going < you?' to get really angry with you, Doctor Hallock, and—and—" She turned and walked to the elevator. seriously. Not that 1 suppose for a minute that any of our girls would; but one can never be sure and, you know, you do have a certain— well—sort of seductive way with you." Her grin was disarming and ho flushed as he got to his feet. •Nuts!" he exclaimed shortly and turned to leave just as Dora Uronson eamc into the corridor from room 195. "You can save your sarcasm, Miss Maynard," he went on angrily, then bent over her for a moment to whisper tensely: "You do hate me, don't "A*r,v don't be mad at me, Bes»y," the young man called after bet. "It's company I crave. You know, darling, even the Scriptures Sally was startled. "Don't he silly," she said shnrply. "Of course I don't!" and was vaguely troubled at his sofk but triumphant chuckle as he sprinted down the dim corridor to Hie stairs. <To_B« Continned) *.* them from fitting greater pay in- crciiscs than they got In the recent strike settlements. On the other hand, labor may be glad 10 see Snydcr moved out of OWMR. They wouldn't have much to itj with him If he became Secretary of the Treasury. Snydcr was made director ot OWMR last July, in October he made a speech at New Haven. say- Ing (hat labor's demand tor wage increases was understandable .'Mil lliat many industries should be able lo grant; pay increases without, raising their prices. That may hav iccn what he believed last October. The following May he didn't lov,- 'rm qutie the same way. He r,n\v by thai time that wage Increases have lo be accompanied by price Increases. He refused to be stampeded by New Deal ccomvnlsV who believed lhat labor could Do civen more money without upsetting the stabilization program. That's what got him In bud wtt'i labor—and the New Dealers. They now spread all kinds of jxnson about him. On price control, Snydcr ins "lade the customary stmcm^im icforc the appropriate congressional committees, supporting tile Tru- and Bowles program [or a year's renewal of OPA. Snydcr is credited with having done a considerable amount of couicrrmj; with Individual congressmen on legislation. But the results haven't, been anything' to give finy- dcr credit for a major vlctnrr. «K IS CRITICIZED FOR RKMOV- IN'Ci KUI1.DING CONTROLS Rnydcr has also been severely criticized for taking off wartime building restrictions last September. That guve the constructfm industry more than six months of free enterprise. But the resiillini; scramble lor materials then inndo Kvcn if you are able (o buy a n«<v tractor next season, you can't lose by having your old tractor overhauled now. Money spent for reconditioning will boost your trade-in value. So don't wait. Let us put your name on our advance service schedule now, and order any needed parts. Don't risk not being ready. DELTA IMPLEMENT COMPANY BlyrhevilU, Ark. McCORMlCK-DEERING MACHINES PARTS AND SERVICE For River-Washed SAND and GRAVEL Phone 965 We Also Sell Good Black Sandy Loom and Dirt for Fills LARKIN SERVICE STATION 219 East Main St. K. M. LarUn NOTICE 10 CAR OWNERS 24-Hour "Rain Insurance"—25c If it rains within 24 hours after you have had your car washed at our station and you are a holder of our Card, just present Card within -IS hours and we will wash it again— FREE! SPECIAL! WASH AND GREASE JOB $1.50. MARR'S AUTO SERVICE ' •" •:•• YOUR ONE STO1' STATION Phone 2611 ASH & SECOND Figure Skater | HORIZONTAL. 58 Elevator 1 Pictured employee champion figure skater, Grctchcn —. * She is from 14 Speech disorder 15 Undivided 16 At that time 17 lateral 19 Poker stake 20 Peruse 21 Horse's gait 22 American novelist , VERTICAL 1 Married woman 2 Greek youth 3 Ramie plant 4 River border <Scot.) 5 Lives 6 Careen 7 Den 8 Vegetable 9 Onward 10 Asterisk 11 Prong ,. u .^..ov 12 Eastern , 23 Siberian gulf 13 Required 24 Victory in Europe (ab.) 25 Sweet drink 29 Avarice 32 Exist 33 Charged atom ; 34 Supported '36 Moisten 39 Area measure 40 Parent 41 Cella 44 She has won the national championship • times 48 Unobstructed 50 Crimean town 51 Church recess 52 Carnelian 53 Profited 55 Extend 57 Property items 18 Accomplish 26 Fish 27 Vase 28 Observe 29 Balk 30 Fish spawn 31 Finish 34 Fruit '• 35 Declaims 37 Come forth 38 Stray 42 Cereals 43 Place . 44 Hobbies 45 Opera (ab.) 46 Employs 47 Lease 48 Glacial ridges 49 Portion 54 Diminutive suffix 5fl Note of scale- Out Our Way BvJ. R. Williams YAS-YAS —AN' SEF-MS LIKE OMLV YISTIDDY, BUT IT WAR. AWAV BACK TH 1 PAY AFORE vre-Tippy SES, I KNOW.' VOL) DOU'T HAVE TO LIVE LOMG TO SIT IN A NEIGHBOR'S PARLOR SAV,' CAUGHT MY FIRST FISH RIGHT UNDER THAT PIAWO.'" SEE THAT K MOTHOLE RIGHT THERE f WELL, RIGHT ON 'AT VEC.Y SPOT I — >ur E3oarding House with MaJK Hoopla OVERVOHEl-SA.\MG WOUNDED H RECALLS A I5AV BUCl^lKs'OM PALftCE AFTER THE YARN 6O JR, THE BOER VMAR.—TH& ASANJBOPTEM ALPIME SIWRISE... . [SUNG -"• :v \EVEN WORt HEROIC =

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