The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 13, 1946 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 13, 1946
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PAGE- TWELVE BI/JTHEVILUtf (ARK,) COUKIEK IBE BLTTHEVILLE COUROEX NVWB IBB CXXTRHR'NMn OCX K. W. HAIWBB, VttbU*» JAMBS L. VERHOBPP, Bdltor THOUAS R, ATKINS, Adv«-tlila» 8ote NtUootl AdTtrtMm Wtttju» Wltmtr Oo, New Tort. Ohican. Detroit, AiUnU; Mernphl*. Publlihed Every Afternoon Except Bonder Entered aa second clasj matter at the pott- offlee *t BljrtheviU*. ArfcuiMi, un<Mr act at Ooo- tnei, October 8, 1917. " Bared by the United Pna* 8UB3CHIPTION RAT By carrier In the city at BlrttwrUl* or any •uburban town when curler terrlct ii mitn- (Alned, 20o per week, or »Sc par mcoto. By mail, within a ntdlui at 40 nulct, *4-Ot p«r year, 12.00 (or six month*, |I.OO for Uuce mf"th*; by mail oulsids 60 mil; wane, 110.00 p«r r»*r payable In »dvence. A Lesson From Germany The greatness of the United States oconomicall.i 1 , and politically, in the past can bo attributed to tlic alertness of her people—in their ability to profit from the mistakes of Europeans ami to take advantage of those things worth worth enuilntin}r. There is emerging from Germany at this time the secret of the N;r/i war production records, and the secret is being bared at a lime when it can be of great importance to the United States in both the economic and the political fields. The secret in this instance lies in the fact, that Albert Speer, who was Hitler in ]<M2 to be armament production, idea that state con- perferable to the designated by minister of turned from the trolled industry industrial policy where capital and labor are working in harmony with the laborer doing «u tionest day's work for a fair wage, and the industrialist earning a fair return on his investment in men, materials and machines. What Speei- actually did was to copy the Ameiearn production method mid junk Uie state control idea which still was gaining popularity in Europe and getting a foothold in America. A booklet recently released by the Army Air Forces contains the testimony of Speer-as given to American intelligence officers in Germany. And a reading leaves one with the conviction that the war in Europe would have been over considerably sooner if Spcer had not replaced Germany's tightly nationalized industry with something closely resembling our democratic capitalism. Spear's efforts arc not entirely unknown. The United Stales Strategic Bombing Survey says of him: "In February, 1942, Speer was appointed Minister of Armament Production .with wide powers . . . (He) set about replacing the existing machinery of control with ;i new organization manned by people selected from among the managers and technicians of industry. They were charged with the task of increasing production and of rationalizing German war industry .• . . Central Duty "In- the course of two mid a half years, the military ortput of Germany in aircraft, weapons and ammunition was I'aised more than threefold; in tanks, over sevenfold." Those two and a half years, of course, saw a steadily growing weight of Allied bombs fall on Germany. That German arms output increased almost to the end speaks clearly enough of the superiority of Speer's system. The Nay-is had carefully worked out all their production problems on paper, long before the invasion of Poland. But the highly nationalized, highly buroau- cralized plan didn't work. Finally, in desperation, Hitler called in Speer and gave him a free hand. The result was a program which Spcer called "The Autonomy of Industry." It was a .sort of free-enterprise system working in a super-nationalized economy. Speer freed production and production planning from politico- military control, abolished penalties against industrialists for -quota failures, and turned to the principle of incentives. By operating German war industry much as American war industry functioned, lie achieved growing efficiency in the midst of growing disaster. Speer told our officers that he believed the "extended theoretical preparation of our armaments' is mainly responsible for our low level of production until 19-12." He also said that he had told Hitler that Russia and the United States were to be envied because they had been forced to "improvise" yieir war industries program. The Speer report is an interesting commentary on the theory, put forth here as well as abroad, that government long-range planning will solve all economic problems. But, more; than that, the report may be of some immediate and practical value. It is being cited by aircraft industry representatives in hearings on Senator Mitchell's bill to establish a national Air Policy Board: Germany's lesson under fire may give the senators something to think about when they consider the future relationship of government and private industry in terms of our national defense. THURSDAY, IIUNE 13, 19-16 SO THEY SAY Following the 194G harvest the world will be ns badly ofl for food as it was at the time of the 1045 harvest because this time we will have no great, reservoir.', of food cnrrletl over from the previous year.—Sir John Boyd Orr, PAO director general. * * * We must not try to impose our will on others, but we must make sure that others do not gel the impression they cim impose '-heir will on us.—Secretary of State James F. Byrnes. * * * Four foreiKii ministers do not have the right to resolve that the 21 tuitions that louglit the war have not the right to write peace treaties. —Sen. Tom Connally (D) of Dexas. AGNES HANCOCK .Copyright by Lucy Agnes Hancock Tin: Disliibuttd by NEA SERVICE, STORY. Snllr Jlnynnnl. lnr ,vllh l, ol l, j,:,!!,.,,,., „„,! »r I.inlon .Mriunrlnl U.,,,,1,,,1, nnlileroil n mo,t,-l mir»c. Slic urnKO* tlic :iUrul!oiiM uf IH- .Hi,, ll.-.llock. r,-, ,,[,,, II, ,1; |,t m In Mricll VI ••"••"•>••.•..• ' TJORA eyed her companion curiously as she poured herself more collee. "What ails our lady^ killer, Sally?" she asked slyly. Sally shook her head. "Lady- killer?" she repeated. 'T never thought of him so. But then, I never thought very much about him anyway. There's no room in my busy life for men—internes 'especially." "Is that what he wanted? A place in j-our life, Sally?" the other leased. "Is that why he was .so pleased with himself? Appar- ;pnlly he doesn't believe in taking :'no' for an answer. You niight [do worse, you know, darling.' | "Of course nol. And don't be .ridiculous. I merely informed him he shouldn't be up here •That, speaking for myself, I felt : rules were made lo be foilowex i and thai we—every one of us r had no least intention or desire ;to break them for him or anyone else." She spoke sharply am Dora Branson gulped in her cup "Well, no need to get huffj about it," she jibed. "And you can speak for yourself, my dear and only for yourself. You ma enjoy obeying Sunderlin's heath enish old rules but the rest of u aren't so keen about them. Jim Hallock's a darned nice fellov and I know any number ol gir ,who would give Iheir eyeteeth even risk their caps—for a chanc lo break those silly old rules with him." • Sally laid an affectionate han on her companion's arm. "r don mta^to be stuffy, Dora," she sai laerlously. ."But yoii.fcnow Ihe av " out lor ood time—no matter what the ist to his companion. I can'i >rgct Alice Dcntley. It was ail so ifair. "I know," ihe other said quietly, but hers was the exceptional ise. Thompson wns a cad nnd ic was a nut to tnke tlic rap r him. Whatever became of her illy? And him, too?" "Oh, he married the girl h<v as engaged to all the time and —I heard »\lice did practical ursing somewhere in Otiio until 'ie married." "I don't sec how Sundcrlin can ,eep nights knowing what she id to that girl, Sally," D ora Hillcred, piling the empty dishes n the tray and carrying them lo ic dumb-wailer. "That's .discipline, my dear," ially rcmflidcd her and went back o her patient. As she sat in the omfortable chair before the road window in room 21-I, her noughts wondered. » * * [VMS It only two years ago that she, like all the other nurses it Linton Memorial, had become completely enamored of the handsome, beguiling Bertram Thompson? At the lime she was still a •ncre student nurse and lovely, alonde Alice Bentley had just passed her probationary period. They had roomed across the hall from each other and Alice, who had numerous brothers and sisters, used to share the boxes of food they sent from time lo lime. Sally hadn't realized how deeply Alice had become involved with the attractive young interne until Well, a Fellow Can Dream, Can't He? I * IN HOLLYWOOD . .,WASHINGTON COLUMN Washington News Noteboo! dltl anything to soften the blow or tried to defend her in any wny, no one ever knew. But after Alice left lie was made to feel thn disapproval of the entire stafT not excepting the doctors, niul departed almost at once. The afTnir had made a lasting impression on nineteen-year-old Sally Maynard and she " vowed r.-over while she was in the hospital to allow herself to become interested in men—especially in- ternes. Perhaps that was one rcn- son for her popularity with (lie staff—the superintendent in particular, although Sally':; Uncle, Dr. Ferdinand Maynard, dead these many years, was the bond dial Mis." Sundcrlin stressed. the night she found her white and tragic after learning of Thompson's approaching marriage. Solly never quite knew how it happened that Miss Sunderlin learned of the girl's association with him; but the irate superintendent promptly dismissed her from the hospital H Bertram Thompson X IIE n ' Ellt worc °" ^"d Sally sighed gratefully when her relief arrived at seven. She s:iid Koodby to Mrs. Tclford and the patient unbcitt to the extent of commending her care and informing her of her intention of mentioning it at the next Hoard meeting. Saliy left and joined Ihc night shift ns it assembled in the dining room for breakfast or supper—she could never quite make up her mind which to'ea-1 it. The night supervisor, Mrs. Alexander, pat at the head of tlio table and said £ra»e. The night shift was usually loo Into for morning chapel. Some of the girls were glad of thai; while others missed the lift that came from the brief twenty minutes in the shabby but still beautiful little room with its big stained Kbs.s window or. the cast wall, its ,-iir of quiet and peace and the reading together from the psnlms. And this morning Sally, [oo, wns glad she was too late. She was bone and nerve weary nnrt ookcd forward to bed with nl- most eager yearning. Her cars were deaf to the chatter that went on around her and she left ti«- table after the scantiest of fores and hurried to her room in the Annex. She slipped into bed gratefully, stretching between the sheets with a sigh of relief. That last case bad been especially trying. More so because the patient had not at any time been really ill; just tired nnd out of sorts. Mfe. .(To Be Omtlnaed) '{ BY PETER F.nSON N'EA Washington Correspondent WASHINOTON. June 13. (NEA) j T-M every reform proposed in the j LaFollette-Monroney bill to rcor-! ganize congress siiould he approved, the ndctltlonal cost would be about \ $12.000.000 a year. If that sounds like a lot, it isn't—not by comparison with other government expenses. The present cost of the entire "egislalive branch of the gpvern- neiit is nbout $35.000.000 a year. That is less than the coit of any one of the eight executive ciepart- iients. It is only 2',-i per cent ot ihe total cost of the executive de-i [)artinents. Under tlie Lar'ollette-Monrcney bill, raising salaries of congressmen in c | senators from $10,000 to $15,-' 000 a year would cost $2.500,000. The congressional retirement Sund would cost the taxpayers $3,000,000 a year. Providing each lawmaker with an $80000-a-year administrative ifesis- tnnt would cost $-1.000.000. Improved staffing cif congressional committees, nnd otiier adtninistrative changes would cost another $.1,000,000. Ohio's Sen. Robert A. Taft, who walked out of Senate Education and Labor Committee hearings on Hie compv'Jsory health insurance bill after a tiff with Chairman James E. Murray of Montana, lias walked tack in agnin. Tail has been invited to testify before ttr.' committee on behalf of his own substitute for the Wnpncr-Murrny- Dingcl! bill, but Is holding off. The cojninittcp has another month of hearings scheduled. Action on health insurance by Congress probably be delayed until 1947 UAII, UNION CHIEFS SI AUK i "ERHOR" IN' TRUMAN UiTTKll • In a letter written to President Truman oil May -5. Alvanley Johnston of the Brotherhood ot Locomotive Engineers and A. F. Whit- nry of tlic Brotherhood of K;iiUv;\y j Trainmen stated: "\V e rank N<>. I 2'1 in the matter of wages." Tiu 1 remark wns widely quoted to build up an argument that railroad workers \vere ntnont; the poorer- paid craftsmen. In a U'ttcr two days earlier, ho'.v- evcr, the two brotherhood leaders said it differently. Then, their statement was that "tran>port;itii employes have slipped -vinre 'from second position to 27ih) in ; percentage raises in hourly cons- ! , pcnsation." 1 1 There's a vast difference in the ' I meaning of those t-.vo statpmcnlf- 'Ihe second statement slitnvs that the brotherhood slatUttcinns wen 1 back It) years and twisle<] thf meaning to make their tifuie as bad as possible says the average -production worker crease would boost the railroad cu- ernling figure to $1.28'-'. an hour. STASSEN'S FOKUM IDEA Ex-Ciov. Harold E. Stassen's Republican Open Forums idea is now only two nioiiths old. but already it has over .000 groups meeting to discuss tiie "issue of the month" ant! cast ballots on what should $1.0f). The recent strike in-I be done about it. ISyEKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Sliiff Correspondent LAS VEGAS. Nev. June !2. • NEA)—We thought we could escape Hollywood for a couple of clays out i;ere on the Nevada desert, but Hollywood and Vine, we soon learned, had moved 300 miles overnight. There were more imnic stars ilinn cactus bushes. We looked out the window of our room at the El Rancho Vegas the morning after our arrival, and Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were ncross the street, shooting a He* public \ve::t?rn. Ed Gardner, in a cowboy ha i and purple swimming 'trunks, Wiij; sitting beside the swimming poo!,- rehearsing his Duffy's Tavern radio show with Charley Kantcr. Larry Actler was playing his harmonica at the El Rrmcho, and Nick Etunrt was leading the band at the Last Frontier. Jeanne Grain iinci Paul Brinkman were at the Last Frontier. Laurilx Melchior was up in (he hills, shooting mo'^itain lions. He- got one. too, UAA1ISUNG rUEOCflll'ATION The main topic of conversation in Las Veaas is winnings or losses at the gambling casinos. We heard about three Army privates who worked $10 into $65.000 at the dice table, ;>.nd then telephoned the Military Police to escort them safely back It) camp. VV L . Lil:;o hoard about a young sailor, en route home to Los Angles with a new cnr and $3200 in cash. He lost the money and the car, and is now working as a busboy at one of the hotels. There are more characters in Las Vegas than in Hollywood. One of them is Bob Russell, owner ot the Apache Hotel. RiiFsell once received a $2 trafjlc ticket for parking his car overUn,- on a street near the hotel, it ma-j, him mad, so lie asked for a con''-' trial. Then h e called up every atlo in town—there nre 27—mid each if he would personally ! tlie case, and 21 attorneys show 1 up for ihe trial. Yep, he was acquitted. Then Bo*the judge, and the 27 attorneys tit had a drink. " il A SENSATIONAL LADD ?M Another Las Vegas character !i Hoc Lndd, a restaurant o;vner, DI broke his shoulder not long tig when he was thrown by a horse.;! Th e thought of returning to li'l restaurant with his upper torso e>]| cased in n white cast gave him t! jitters. Doc wanted laughs, n .sympathy. Finally he got an idea. A sis Dalnter carried it out. Doc was sensiiticn for weeks. People from miles around can:] in to see the fi'ltoiv iritli the , linssclls painted on his plaster ca: | There are lots of private ranch around Las Vegas, but Hoy Roge can boast of on t > of the best. t'\ just bought it, for $150,000. We've been saying that La.s V ps is booming. Figures don't There are some cute ones aroui | tile swimming pools, but we're talking about population figun'l The Las Vegas population in 19:' was 8000. Today it is 20,000, w more people arriving every day. 1 As somebody put it: "The winning of the West is o'< I Tlie wilderness is wild no mon-'l The neon light shares the sta' p | light bright, And Hie roulette wheel spins night." Rend Courier News Want Diplomat HORIZONTAL .< Kj Pictured .•,,*• ^ diplomat, '"3;. 1 Cabin 2 Indian ; 3Bag 4 Ardor 5 Island 6 Alaskan city THIS amidus f 9 Note in : ' {' Guide's scale j 10 In addition jll-Electrical-unit. 7 Sheltered side 25Stories ; 12 Companion ^ fj g snake 20 Watchful 114 Serene „.•$»'..12 Female ; 15 Heroic '"" TO ; I3 Dry ; 18 Area measure jg Metal j 19 Leg joint' _,.;; ' 17 Dove's home ; 20 Universal •& • 22 Requisite i language* > Z 3 Puff up j$ • 21 Headed, pin / 24 Doctrine ~ I 25 Playing card 1 •:•* 27 Juliet's boy friend •32 Melody .1 33 Double 35 Blackbird 3.6 Canvas shelter 41Baseball _. sticks ^ 42 God of love 43 Russian river | 46 Girl's name 47 Male cat 49 New (comb, lorm) nvprnd.'ible Vail*va\- wapc ptn- tis'ics from Independent sources "fie hard t , get. The Interstate Comcrce Commission collects fl';l :res lor all railroad operations. ''.lie Bureau of Labor stutij,tir.s collects wafic figures for nil otlirr non- aKricllllurnl industries. Hut th'^V dotrt keep their books the same way. to comparison is priict imj>os,siblc. However, for February ICC imports that average earnings of riiil- way operating persomu-1 uvc S2G3 a month. For nou-ojiera'iii;? Mei.sonnel the figure $180 « month. February bcini; a convenient '28-day, four-week month, this would make average weekly c!»i' n ~ -hig.s for trainmen and rnuincmen 'more than $05 a \\vi-k. for other railway employes over $11 a week. Average weekly earning ( O v all mnnufncturlni! workers, urrordlng to I1LS, arc S-12. All the?.* figures inclidc overtime and do not re- pralnt bnsic hourly rnlci. ICO average railroad operating earner' $1.10 an hour. DLS 28 Magistrate 29 Solitary 30 Light brown 31 Diminutive of - Lemuel . I4s 32 Condition s 34 Upright 37 Small owl j 38 Shop 39 Symbol for nickel IMPENDING SAO WEATHER DOES A\AKE CORNS ANDJOINT5 ACHE. &UT THE SAME LOWEEINC3 OF ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE THAT CAUSES OUK. • MISERY ALSO SMELL SWEETER 40 Cain's brother 44 Onward '45 Insect 48 Uncommon 49 Eft 51 Accomplish 53 Short jacket 53 Babylonian '. i deity 54 He is Iran's ; first - — - to V the U. S. •IF THAT'S ANY CONSOLATION) VOUMG LEAVE THE HATCHED/ YDUNG CONDORS OF SOUTH AMERICA DoNor By J. R. William Out Our Way DOM'T ASK ME-- AKJD DON'T ASK ME WHY YOU DOM'T PUT THEM BACK AFTER VOU CLEAM THEM.' OH ,THE ASH TRAYS.' BUT WHY ALL THE YEliLlMa? WHY DIDM'T HE FLICK OFF THF. ASHES BEFORE HE STEPPED IM7 CAN YOU DEFINE . HARDTACK AND TAMARACKp \ ANSWER: Ructeack, a shoulder pack; hardtack, am;iiuck, ;> SIDE GLANCES by Galbraiffe |f||ii III" THE K1TCHEM SIMK )ur Boarding House with Maf. Hoopl DM 'MM A. \SIAY, ^/ES/ A WERE SCB.(XTC14~ L VJONTT NO, ME GOT A L1TTL& 3UMPV BULLET, A PULLED A S f JTA HOWEVER, AFTER. I. SMAPPED MV CUFFS 6-'* COPA. 11*6 BV NEA SERVlCf. ISC. T, V.ttEC. 0. S, TAT. OFF. "I fitirss old \Villmr is S 0 ' 11 " '° spend HIP siiniincr in Ihc I)ti))tic libi'tiry! Too I);K|—lic'tl ho it gnnti guy if he \vt\su't ,iiJ\vnys Irying lo iniprovc hintsclft" --••

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