The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 24, 1944 · Page 10
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Monday, July 24, 1944
Page 10
Start Free Trial

Page 10 article text (OCR)

f PAfeE TEN I jtt PLYTHEVILLB QOU1I14 Hfffl TBM OOUKHB KIWI OO. H. W. HATKJBB, PubUtbtt 8AMUKL JT. NORRI8, Iditor ,< JtAlOIB A. GATKN8, AdTMtiJUf 1UUCM Bol« N»fJori»l Adreftbtaf KUlM* Wltmer Oo., M« Tort. Mt, AtUat*, UiupbU. PnblUhed ITUT Attenooo Kmgl Kate} filtered u lecond dm matUr tt UM port«Olce it Blythertlle, ArUnui, under Mt of Ooi- October f, 1117, Btrtedby tb« BUBSCJRIPTIOH RATM8 Bj urrlar la ths city of BlyUwTffl*, lit fir Week, or Me per irionux Hi m«l!. within « rtdloj of 4» mite, flM p*r T«V, 12.06 for elx montln, $1.00 for Uuw mohtbi; ay maU outside 50 ml la tone 110.00 per itu p»y»ble !n idvance. Another Postwar Prescription If our postwar planning fails, it won't be for lack of effort. Literally dozens of peacetime prosperity blueprints have been offered by Congress, business, and labor, jointly and severally, and by just plain guys named .Joe. All of them are sincere, most of (horn are sound, and the majority ajjrcc on fundamentals, All recognize and deal with such snarls as availability find distribution • of labor and material, cirt-backs and cancellations, taxes, and disposal of surplus government property. And the solutions of these various problems all point to oiie goal— full employment. Full employment means prosperity, Prosperity also means full employment. It's a chicfcen-a'fui-egg proposition. To get them both going at once will take some doing. And we believe that Albert Ramond, the Chicago industrial engineer, has as practical and realistic a self-starter as any yet suggested. air. Raymond agrees with many others that the only prescription for full employment and prosperity is greater productivity per man-hour, which can keep costs down and wages up. To fill this prescription/ he argues, industry must increase each man's productivity while adding eight or ten million people to our pre-war' labor force; and it must convince labor that this can be done— if labor will co-operate. : .Restrictive labor practices like "slowdowns" ' and "feather-bedding" arise, from a natural fear on labor's part of working oneself out of -a job. Mr. Raymond says. Rut he charges that some managements' improper planning, bad tools and methods, and waste of time and manpower are just as economical. Correcting the second condition is an easier, more tangible task. But Ma. • Itamwid thinks the first difficulty can also be corrected by management's telling labor what it plans to do, and making some provisions to tide part of the labor force over, an inevitable period of unemployment during readjustment to civilian production. This tilling over was done by some of his clients in depression days, says Mr. Raymond, am! must be done again. • He suggests such things as dismissal pay, minimum wage guarantees and, if necessary, "made work." . Management can't do it all, the engineer says, fjul it must do a large part or else pay the bill in faxes along with the rest of. us. He feels that unemployment insurance alone won't suffice. It's no sugary potion that Mr. Raymond prescribes, but it sounds sensible. It can't work, however, if labor and management declare all-out war as soon as peace comes. A sane, friendly attitude by both parties will be the first requisite. Nurses Needed Your corner druggist (with 56,000 of his colleagues throughout the conn- try) has added to his varied assortment of jobs and services. He has been selected to beat the drum in a recruiting campaign for tho United States Cadet Nurse Corps, the comer drug store is a likely place to /hid fecriiits and we hope the proprietors' efforts will be successful. This recruiting campaign is important. The nursing profession, like the medical, lias sent thousands of members to the Amy and Navy. Civilian health care has been seriously curtailed. The U. S. Public Health Service says that at least 05,000 new student nurses arc needed as a reserve force to relieve shortages in hospitals, health agencies and war plants. The eacict nurse receives more than Iho opportunity for a valuable wnr contribution. She gets'complete, though accelerated, instruction which prepares her for a nursing career if shcxnrcs.lo choose it. She' gets uniforms, maintenance and spending money. With almost all pre-mcdical students in the service, the doctor shortage shaws little chance of improvement A full response to the call for cadet nurses can do much to improve the country's general health picture,' Bcprodoetlon ihi iUTetlninn *l idKoiUli •UM B»mp«p«di «*• ••* MMMtUr (atonement k*t b •» Mfcwvfediauit *r ««"»« »» U Light On Our School Problem Wh a r.4 wrong with our schools? That old problem In Arkansas—niicr many other states— hns'been stressed anew by" the wartime difficulty ot holding teachers. • The Arkansas Public Expenditure Council decided to look Into' the facts, and it engaged for the purpose research men-from outside the state, unbiased and capable. By general admission, our teachers' salaries arc too low. Steve Stnhll executive director of the council, making a preliminary report on the . stuily, snys Sjilarics nre low.'largcly becauses taxes raised In part, n( least,''tq pay higher ones, have been considerably shifted- to other uses. • The survey shows that -while educational .funds rose from less than 11 million dollars In 1925, lo ab6\it 16 million in 1942, Die .portion which went to pay teachers dropped from 73 cents of.each dollar lo 55.5 cents. And more .pupils-Isn't the reason—there were fewer in the Intter year. Much of the explanation, Mr. Stahl said, is "abnormally high" costs of .administration and overhaul, ami for debt service and capital outlay—24 cents of each dollar for the lint, 20 cents for Ihc second. To reduce overhead costs, he suggested consolidation of the numerous small -districts, reorganization and better financial oversight. Less limn 10 per cent of the district have their books audited, he stiici. The debt angle he apparenly left till ihe report is complcleil, advising only that new construction be held to a minimum. . ' , ' Teachers arc Ihc most important parl of the school system. Mr. Slahl points out. They should have higher pay. But he sees ra need of new (axes. Instead, lie recommends a re-allociition of tax revenues which are piling up huge surpluses in many slate funds. Arkansas is already ihe highest taxed among seven Southern agricultural slates, on a pel- capita basts-, though next lo lowest in ability to pay taxes, Mr. Stahl said. More tnxcs would hamper the Mate's growth, which is the real answer to getting enough funds. That's good sense. The entire report will deserve thoughtful attention. It puts a hard problem into terms which offer hope of remedial action without tax-blighting our people and creating another worse problem in the end. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. jm$ .potman irew MONDAY, JU.Y ^1/1041 - ' You Can't Moke Us Mad, Mister SIDE GLANCES by Gaibmtti "The idea. of. her saying. sluTmu} 1 must jir^nbrnithei .she's'as sJinVas MiUMiJ!>a^lr -'I . . . i same sue fi.rdleli.DMs.sbe rcallyjhink \..^.n-?~ ^~-_^l:ai?!'l_V THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- n 1902, In a hostelry called [he Grand Hotel, which was owned by )is father. He-lied al»ul hb-age and served for two years in France n World War I. IT 15 AWHEMATICALiy POSSIBLE FOR ONE ' PAIR OF RATS, AND THEIR OFFSPRING TO PRODUCE' 35O M/li/0/VftArS IN THffff f&AjRr. SOMETIME. BECOME AMSTRUSTTUL OF THEIR QUEEN, AND PUT HER TO DEATH BY MASSING ABOUT HER 50 TI6HTLV THATiHE SMOTHERS. T. ». HO. U. ». PAT. OFF. NEXT: Why the Japs hold battle practlee far out it »e». 'WINTER6REEN CUDT ALBERT R. ELLIOTT. In Hollywood )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way Mt&TAU ^ UY ERSK1NE JOHNSON ! NKA Staff Correspondent Back In IQ32 when machine guns were the work-day tools of only a comparatively few gents In Chicago ind New York Underworlds,.Darryl Zanuck read in a magazine that 486 gangsters had been killed in Ihlcago in a year. Zanuck was excited. r'H's war!" he cxclnhned. With his discovery, Ihe screen's gangster cycle was born. He became Hollywood's chief interpreter of (lie hnrclboiled era with "The Public Enemy," "Little Cnesar," and other gangster films which made undiluted horror n national dish. Today Zanilck, primarily a Journalist who uses the screen instead of the printing press, Is "gain ex- cilcd. And of nil ihe movie makers. Dnrryl Znmtck has Hie greatest power of getting excited and selling his excitement to the public. Now, instead of gangsters, il is world affairs. He's about to release 'Wilson," the most important picture he's ever undertaken, and tlie costliest, Says the man who once Droke Hollywood tradition by ordering ganjslcr Jimmy Cngncy to sock OFF THE . ISLKND ie»v_ouppiL PIE MMOR .'— Z'M INS FOR DERR.CKS FRESH MR By J. R. Williams THIS IS WOTHIW UMUSUM.--IT • • ' JlST BR1MGS OUT HOW . IMPORTUWT I AM M THIS FAMILV. his lending lady on Iho chin: 'Your ordinary cab driver today has a belter understanding of world affairs than did some of our so- cnllcd statesmen of n couple of decades ago. If the man iu the street cnn, become that aware of the world, the movies certainly would be lagging If they failed to show an equal knowledge. Signifcant films can be made entertaining. A FEKSONAL STOliY "Wilson", says Zanuck, "is not only the story of a fight for an ideal. It is also the personal story of a great man's life." As he expected, Ziumck has been aottacked savagely. They're getting out the political hammers already claiming the film will be counted on heavily by some of the more enthusiastic New Dealers to swing public sentiment behind FDR's fourth term peace project. Says Zanuck: Politics? Nutsl If showmanship!" Showmanship has always marked Darryl Zamick. As a Hollywood writer in 1923. he wasn't, doing so well. Hollywood made a scramble for big name writers like Harold Bell Wright and Rupert Hughes Zanuck was lost in the shuttle. "What should I do," he wailed to a friend. "Write a book," said th friend' So in three weeks Zamicl wrote a book. "Habit," containing one short story, two rejected scenarios and a 100-page halr-tonl testimonial. A hair tonic manuftic turer paid for its publication. Za nuck sent out engraved cards to al Ihe studios announcing the book He sold the film rights to every thing in it. including the hair ton! testimonial, for $11,000. He was 1m ------- mediately given a steady job am within two years was nn executiv nl Warner Bros. By 1028 he wa boss of Ihe lot. Ills pictures made a fortune lo the brothers Warner. Then h ~ formed his own lilm company will George Arliss as his Ilrst tar. Hoi lywood was aslonlshcd. "Tell Itfc, some one csked Arliss, "why you ar going to work lor Zanuck? lie 1 nil right for a Cagney. But for v o", really!" "Replied Arliss: "He respects my judgment and w: work In harmony. Mr. Zamick Is an artist." HOURS: NOON ON DARRYIj ZANUCK Is S jumping jack executive, Kidom sits .dowti; In a story conference he's all over the room. He doesn't check Into the studio until noon, but then he works until 3 and -1 o'clock in the morning. He WM born at Wahoo, -Neb., Production of.helium for war :'osts Jess than two. cehts.per cubic oot,-compared with n cost ot $2,M 25 years ago, and is being (urn- d out at a rate 10 times greater lia "it was before tlie war.- San Jose was (lie first of' three owns established by Spain in Cali- oriila. Dr. J. L. Guard Optometrist a* Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main SBT* 60% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWARfS Drof S t•r• Main & Lake Phone 2822 Every type ot sport shoe repair is made here where a wide stock of Hue leathers and materials pins highly skilled workmanship rnsnre the smartest appearing results combined wilh top-notch wear and comfort. Moderate prices. qUTY SHOC SHOP • J i w >J( » I M <, T Do You Wont To Sell Your Property or Business?— If So LIST IT WITH US FOR SALE! :ir wide experience in real estate and business qualifies iis ve you teller service. TOM LITTLE REALTY CO Phone 8C1 li,]<Ue B. David, Salesman We Ilnve Buyers Waiting For Investments. DON EDWARDS •bur KOTAL, dOTH. CORONA, AND RKMINQTOH POKfUUM\ TXrBWKri'B n* R. tea mum raom mil (B»«r? Tnauetlon Murk B* GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 GOOD HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST WATER; Bod Health Demands It Over five million American Homes have ordered tlie Famous MOUNTAIN' VALLEY MINERAL WATER From HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. It is reliable—an aiil in treatment of Arthritis, Rheumatism, Kidney, Bladder, and many intestinal disorders. It stimulates Kidney elimination. For Particulars, Free health booklet CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Main & Division Blytheville, Ark. •THE SCENK, A V. S. Arm r . hoxpltal In n lltilr nntlfr vlllnfce ln-(hc tttart.or Al^prlu nbout (he *tnir of Ihr: Amrrjrnn InndlniTH la Xorlh Africa. FREDDA XIII . I came back to the dormitory, the eirls were slill asleep. Only .Fredda was sitting on her cot, in her hand something glittering which she tried to Kde as soon as she saw me coming, r wouldn't have given another thought to (his silvery something it Fred da hadn't shouted at me like mad. "Why are you spying around here at this hour of the morning? Night watch isn't over until 6! I'll report you to the doctor right away." Her voice was brittle yet shrill, "Give me your hypodermic," I said, and rushed over to her bed trying to catch her arm. A sudden inspiration let me know the source of Fredda's perpetual motion. I saw through h»r es it I had X-ray eyes. "What hypodermic? There is none." But she pressed her body against the pillow under v/hich she had hidden the ominous something. "It was your excitement Dial betrayed you, otherwise I could have slept years in this dormitory without suspicion." "You can't prove anything." she said. Sulking and frightened, she seemed a completely changed person. i "I am not interested in proving what I know. Punctures in your 'arm would tell tho truth any- iway." i "Listen," Charlotte,' you Kavc to !listen to me . , ." But an op- ;presscd convulsion shook her so i heavily that she couldn't move ,her lips. I shrugged and made nn leffort to go lo bed, suddenly ex- (hausted Jrom too much real !Uc, but she caught n -. corner of my apron and drew me back. "Please don't go to Dr. Merrill, Charlotte. Please." "What makes you think I'm nn informer?" "Listen, Charlotte," she whiskered; but as we heard some of :he girls trundling around in their beds in the last and most delicate ;tage of. sleep, she broke off and iaid, "Later, Chary, I promise to ;xi>Iain everything to you later, it is a 16ng and dreadful story. But not now wilh 15 witnesses." It was pitiful to see Fredda, the dominating, beautiful girl wilh all he lights out. "You mustn't feel forced lo tell me anything because of this inci- lent. Only if you think it will 7clp you." She nodded vaguely and let me go. J felt overtired and overburdened with happenings and was afraid I couldn't sleep, but throe minutes later I was oil. The human mind is a fearful instrument of adaptation, as Peggy had said the day before we left. * * * T NEVER did like gossip and con- 1 scquently it doesn't always come my way. Which is why the news of the latest figlit between Miss Fryberg and Yvonne didn't even reach me. Only when the new assistant doctor arrived, fresh from the Cedars of Lebanon in New York, and with him n colleague destined for the new field dressing station behind the Jront lines, the clash became so ostentatious that even I had to take part in it. The doctor who was fMing to the front asked for n nurse, and though Mali wanted lo volunteer right away, Miss Fryberg took no notice of H and selected Yvonne (or the station. Yvonne, bluntly and without restraint, stated, "J don't want to go." A refusal thai Miss Fryberg accusingly; called military insubordination. "Just a minute," snid Yvonne in the lone of. an angry taxi driver, "i[ iliere are military orders, theyj have to come from Captain Mcr-; rill, not from you. This, I know, is a voluntary job, nnil Mnli applied for i(. \'(in diiln't dike her. aecausc you waul In t!et rid ot me.' I know you wclll Yet, I am willing to dnu! 'I'" whole nlTnir to' Dr. Men-Ill iiml follow his decision. Tlml'M only fnlr." ^ "You'll d,i uiilhlnt! of ih'd kind," ,-iiW.I Mlsa Fryh-rx. "Whiit alvrrt ytui tho right slop me?" r-niipin'il S'vonne. And'- drnwlntl \\if limld Mali with her,' she l(!fl din vtirtm imd entered the! "sanctum liiiiu-lnrum of Dr. Mer~ rill wMhonl holiiR slopped by the' suddenly frown Miss Fryberg. Dr. Dl Volo, the Innocent cause of tlih revolution, stood aghast at Miss Kryl>fi-(!':i .side and didn't know vvlml ID .siiy. Ur. ].cvin, DID- new niiiil-ilnni most onl- ilniMlliii! iillrllmlft was his bitf cnr:i, miulc nn unmislnkable ges- lure nboiit (lie discipline he had found nt hl:< new place. I fell ifimi'cl ut Hie bad impression the whnlP hospital suddenly;. ;CCIIKI| (fi mnko, but didn't see a! way out. Krcdda, whose higli spiriln ntlll were projected in public—:I|K; only shunned me where' she could—snvcd the silualiou and took Dr. Levin along to ihe. wards. Yvonne remained invisible [or the rest ot the day. At; night she triumphantly appeared in the dormilory. Tlie victor! j "How did you do it?" •;-,; We had discussed the probler^ over and over and waited curuk ously for her explanation. ™ 'I simply told him the truthl"', 'What truth?" \i "That I love him and can't go away from him." . j "You are crazy," we cried chorus. "Maybe. Bui he liked it. 1 ' ,_ _ "A silly and conceited brat,' that's what sou arc," Elizabeth,' losing her temper, shouted at her/ "A disgrace lo all decent nurses.' Dr. Merrill has no time for lova 1 and nonsense." .. v .,< "That's what you thinkr* He. thinks differently." And without 1 a further word, .Yvonne un-| dressed, humming the melody of "Purlez moi d'amoiir,' dtlei trwJ 1 des chosos (entires." _

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page