The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 5, 1946 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 5, 1946
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PAGE EIGHT / BLYTHEVILLE (AML); NEWS COURIKB vrswt OQk • W. HAINE8. JAIOS Jj. VERHOKFP, Editor THOMAS R, ATKINS. AdwrtUlnf II—jrr Bate HiUooftl AdvuUdn* R*pr*MoUUT«: wttmer Oo, New York, Cblcrnw, D»- Publtebed Ev«rr Afternoon Kcoept 8und*jr tetered u e*cond clua nutter »t the port- at BlythtjvlUe, Arkaau*, unOer itct of OOD- Oetober 9, 1017. Berred bj tbi United Pnw BCTBSCRIPT1ON RATM 'By earner In the city of Blytherlll* or aj Mburbmb kira where carrier service ii matn- ulaed, Me ptr week, W 85o per month. • »y null, within • rmdiu* of 40 mile*, HM pet- T»«J. 12.00 for «lx month*, fl.OO for t°m mnnth«; or rail) outside fO mUr KKM. |10.0» p*r i«*r Ptyable in .«dn:ice. The Pursuit of Happiness , Yesterday's holiday was marked by nn intensive pursuit, of happiness, now that war's sobering presence and restrictions are gone. The ([iicst brought its usual violent liarvust ol' death' and injury, and its inevitable host of minor mishaps. But the great Majority of Americans, escaping with nothing more serious than sunburn, had fun. And they properly should. The rather feverish activities which : exemplify a typical Fourth of July ' may not be quite what Thomas Jefferson had in mind when, in writing the . Declaration of Independence, he included the pursuit of happiness among Irian's inalienable rights. But it is not '.safe to assume that he would clisap- '. prove. Jefferson, in his wisdom, knew not ; only the inestimable importance at' : happiness, but also the ((Utility and condition of happiness at its fullest. Some statesmen today would insist that the gift of happiness, readymade, prescribed and presented, was .an obligation of a paternalistic government. But Jefferson Knew the inspiration and value of the quest itself, 'and : the brevity of its reward. So he .•insisted that the pursuit of happiness ; was tlie right of individual men, and that government's role was to protect that right. , It is equally remarkable that the Continental Congress, which established this nation by approving Jcfl'cr- ^son's Declaration 170 years ago, Vdid not include one dour dissenter to | insist that the phrase about happiness ; be deleted. Puritan views on worldly ; happiness were not dead. Also, July --of 177G was not a happy lime for v Americans. The colonies were poor and •split by dissension. And their war for -independence wasn't going particularly ' well. In the past 170 years our pursuit ' of happiness has often been selfish and thoughtless. Yet it has been a great motive force in the banishment of economic servitude. We have fought wars to protect our right to pursue happiness as well as to protect life and liberty. Bui the promise of happiness has sustained men in battle. And it is fulfilled today for thousands who last year faced death in the Pacific, or, a year before, on the coast of France and the hills of Italy. July of 1946 is not in many ways a happy time, either. Universal douut and dirtcontent invade the individual peace of mind. But today's struggle for the pursuit of happiness is only intensification of the continued struggle. The inalienable right remains. This is a good day to recall that right, reaffirm our intentions of protecting it, and" exercise y in the present by enjoying ourselves. Dollars and Sense The biggest, business In the United States today Is the Federal Government. Its business manager until a few days ago was Harold D. Smith, who for the Inst seven years hns been Director of the Budget, Mr. Smit'h lias now Joined .some 250 other officials af the $0,OCO- und-up positions who hnve fHill the Government since April largely because they were underpaid. As Budget Director. Mr. Smith knew Uncomplicated financial organization of the Federal Government, better than nny other single official. Every Government agency which needed money had to obtain his approval before II s could request an appropriation. The requests UJXMI which he passed ran into the billions; likewise, he rejected billions. Yet Mr. Smith's salary was $10.000. That the salaries paid by the Government for ILs to]) Jobs arc not concomitant with earnings available In business or professions Is made evident by the recent list of top earnings in various Industries. Men within the administrative branch nre not alone In their quest for more adequate compensation. Members of Congress, too, resign occasionally, the latest two being Representatives Ttnmspcck and Woodium. both of whom now hold $25.000 non-Government positions. In the Ln Follette Congressional rc-organlza- tion bill, recently passed by the Senate, provision Is made for increasing salaries of Senators and Representatives from $10,000 to $15.000, n provision which manifestly is sound. This step, If it becomes the law. should lead logically lo a fresh consideration of the whole question of Federal pay scales hi the higher brackets to enable (he Government to get good men and to benefit the country wltfi better administration. To accomplish this Is not an extravagance, but an economy. CHRISTIAN SCrt'NCE MONITOR. FRIDAY, ,JUI,Y 5,'ifMG" SO THEY SAY Liberty is on the bargain America today nt a discount prices. We are trailing It away social experiments, fathered would change our form of government.—Polle N. Emerson, president Khvnnis Iiucriir.tionnl. tables all over and exchange for all kinds ot by tliosc who When they (government employes) get 5'J Sundays and 52 Saturdays off. n month's vacation plus a lot of .sick leave, they work about half Ihe 365 days of the year.—Rep. Earl Wilson (R) of Indiana. General Duty By LUCY AGNES HANCOCK Ccpyr jht by Lucy Anncs!: XXV J'HE walk back to the hospital was without incident and the two girls parted at Sally's door. .Inside her room,.Sally p-cpared tor bed stili in something of a iaze. Carolyn Bacon was not going to marry Jim Hallock—then who was he going to marry? Holden said he was engaged but then Norma might have misunderstood Carolyn's engagement party just as she had. And what distributed by NEA SERVICE, INC. brushed her hair with hard, almost vicious strokes and tried to find a way out. At Inst in somc- like despair she slipped into bed lo lie wide-eyed lor hours. * * * CHE awoke -.loxl morning feeling depressed and blue. It was quite early and she hurried to the bathroom where she showered and returned lo her room lo dress for flic day. The shower had helped and she went down lo breakfast feeling more like herself* Margaret met her in Ihc did it matter anyway? She deter- | lower hall and the two went mined to put the whole thing ogcthcr. Sally ate silently, hci noughts still chaotic. "Chapel?" Margaret asked .hey left the dining room with the others. "Yes," Snlly said. "I feel I thing completely out of her mind. It was more than likely he would shun her presence in the future. No Irian enjoyed being accused of having an affair, no matter how Casual or innocenl, with a girl he fcarccly knew, lie would be justified in ignoring her henceforth. She would be the last to blame him. v' Her conscience troubled her re- (prding the romantic past she had ID successfully built xip around herself and the. mythical Blair IpCanneld. She had. had no idea tKc £,<f;'j*wy was to grow and travel until "*v*h Aunt Clem should hear it. how on earth was she going plain it to her? Should she a clean breast of it—confess id manufactured it out of cloth simply as a protection pride—surply because cer- had jecied at hei !t«nce for a liia of musing— • s -^ — lo oihfci-s-^-rather than , . _ and marriage? Know- j-»tr Aunt Clem she doubted .would understand or need it this morning." The shabby room was glowing with sunlight and Sally leJt rather than saw Jim Hallock seated jus beneath the big stained glass window in ttv< east wall. He sat will eyes straight ahead, arms folded ncross his broad chest and a look o£ grimness en hi? usually plea» ant face. Chubby Hill Tyler wa beside him and Sally was sur prised to fee tho junior inlern< send a smile and swx almost imperceptible wave of the hand in the direction of Dora Bronso: who blushed and smiled in re spo.'.^. She wondered how Ion that had been going on but forgo fcaftwd deception, deception. Aunt Sally e'was hmt at hei beloved confide her about it when Miss Sundcrii rose to read from the psalter i her hand. She opened it to th Nineteenth Psalm. She read slowly, impressively, and at it close added three verses from th New Testament. The favorite an familiar Twcnty-lhird Psalm t, lowed and suddenly Sally rested and ready for whalevc com- A Long, Dark Road—But the Dawn Is There *.IN HOLLYWOOD . . . BY EBSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, July 5. The Yawn yawned and gave us the lowdown on why he always looks bored. He looks bored becausf; he Is bored, George Sanders said. "I ajn bored wilh anything," he said, "that has anything to do with making money." We looked up George after Norma, the fashion designer, had wills, pered to us that George went to .sleep on his feet while she fitted him for the fancy 1880 duds he wears In the movies "Bel Ami" and "A Scandal in Paris." "That man fascinate me," Noi- rtin said. "When Im fitting him he goes to sleep on his feet just like & horse." So we had a few voids with him. and George explained everything. ACTING BORES GEORGE "I am not an actor," he said. "I'm a person playing the role of an actor who plays parts in the movies. I really don't belong in Hollywood. Acting is just something I tried. Now I am bored with it. The challenge is gone." "When did you first come to Hollywood?" we asked him. "Ten years ago." (Yasvn ) "When did the challenge cease o. be there? " "About 10 years ago." (Yawn.> George had lo admit, though, hat his role of gigolo with tix eautiful women at his feet in "Eel Lini" was the best role he's ever "I haven't been dozing around he set as much lately," he grinned. But now what else call I do? There vill never be another role like it. n bored thinking about it." What would Sanders like to do o keep from being bored? "Oh, maybe keep a harem in Tu- lisla, lake a course in something U a university, do anything that * c WASHINGTON COLUMN Who Killed OPA? ow wlial she Should do. Aunt lem was the only one who mal- Ted—she would make a clean rcast of, her deception to her nd hope she would understand. * * * >UT days were lo elapse before Sally could confide in Aunt 1cm Maynard. Full, busy days, he had no idea of wiiol the iperinlencienl of nurses said to 'octor Hallock or whether or not e told her of his convictions as the writer ot the anonymous citcr*. Sally's altitude toward 'orina Holden remained much lie same—casual and not too cor- "ial. Norma continued to sneer nit avoided the other cirl as nuch as was possible in a hospital ike Linton was at present with ts depleted staff. Doctor Hnllock, owevcr, treated her with a cold- icss that was worse than Jlele ostracism. Sally haci expected to work in Pediatrics but after a week with he children was switched to special work hi room 327. Again she icard the odious epithet of "Ap)lo polisher!" as she passed Norma lolden and another nurse just outside Ihc chapel on her first nnrning on the new case. Her steps faltered for a moment us she contemplated facing the accuser but instead, with merely a slighl stiffening of her slim back, she went on lo the elevator. I won't let her bother me," she said lo herself. She had had liuie contact wilh Uoclor Ifallock. He seemed almost to avoid her. The ready blood rushed to tho girl's checks nt the humiliating memory of that meeting in Miss Sunder'.in's office'. He probably hated her now. And she didn't blame him. Was it possible he thought she had given Holden some reason for thinking she had dates with him? Sally gasped at the Idea and in her distress sent the elevator past tha third floor upon which 337 was located. She bit her Up and reversed the switch and the terrt- peramental mechanism promptly toll | stuck. Even the buzzer refused 'o Be Continued) ; •''•'*•»*_ HV 1'K'i'KIt EDSON KA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, July 5. (NBA) — The atomic bomb dropped on Bl- lilni was no greater an explosion than \\as the one President Truman dropped in vetoing OPA extension. This was "Operation Crossroads" in Washington, too. And tn c n is. what's left? What can be .salvaged? Which way do they go from here? Whatever the damage on Bikini. it could not be worse than the economic rubble in Washington. The majority of Congress, apparently in tent on wrecking OPA, succeeded beautifully, whatever credit they want for that, they're welcome to. But once this thing happened the way it did, there's no nsi- crying about it. If you \VIUIL to be an opt-mist. you can hope it will work out all right, in .spile of the confusion This in'ttrrvai of the next week ur so, in which Congress tries to make up what you might call its "mine:" on what, controls—if any—should l)c slapped biick on, may give the country a chance to sec Just hc-'.r much inflationary pressure thei'e really is. If prices don't soar-—If rents ai'cn't r.iiscd—if there aren't of noises that sound like increnson wage demands a-coming—if people flout flock into (he markets to buy everything in .sight brcause tht • fear prices arc going higher that Ihe Eikini tomb cloud—if stocks 01 merchandise supposedly held off tin- market men's now offered at fantastic pricss since they have been freed of price controls— If all these things don't begin to happen, then it will be a good tit- mcnstration that the country is now ready to have the controls lu- kcn off and a free economy restored. •HIE INFLATIONARY CRISIS IS NOW AT HAND On the other hand, it all thcso things <io begin to happen tlie nest few weeks niid before Congress c-.m net. it wilt demonslruir that OPA .shculd be continued ;cir n while longer. And it will then be up to Congress to get the OPA biakcvs rclined in order to kc^p the country from going into an inflationary skid over the brink. There are n couple of catches 10 any such test as this. 1. If prices don't go up much in the n-xt few uccks. there may he a suspicion that the people whu have things to sell nre just b^ing good for the period of uncertainty, and that they'll apply their squefw Idler. 2. If Congress gets the idea thai price controls arc now unnecessary nncl goes linme without providing for economic brakes of- 0117 kind, it will be flirting with the undertaker. When Congress au- jourrs it will go home for the elections, aim it won't be back until they're over. A snccial session could be called to dc;il wtih inflation, it it got Ijacl. Hut nny possibility ol rcconve-ninp (Tun^io^s within several monlhs and trying to roll prices back to even pres'nt levels Is clear out of tlu 1 question. When an economic bomb such as sudden removal of price controls is oner, dropped, ihcre is no way to suck it hick after the bomb's away. Thai's the danger of this present horrible mrss. NO ONi; ACC'FI'TS THK RLAMK FOR CI'.VS DEMISE In trytni- to fix the blame for this snarled state of affairs, everybody Is accusing everybody else, and they're all probably right. Congressmen going home to face their voters have a handy alibi. They can say: "The President killed the OPA bv his veto. Congress passed' the best prl-c-control extension bill it cmiltl aaree on, but th? President killed il." That's a cheap argument. If Congress was so convinced of IU own wisdom .it should have passed the bill over the President's veto, t:> clear it.s own record. . Many of the people who ditl not want price control continued in any I form will areue that OPA coriimlt- | ted suicide. They will argus that the people hired to administer OPA 1 were not qualified, and that they went beyond the will of Congress. There is a further feeling that n majority of (lie people througliout. the country did not want OPA, and that Congrc-ss correctly interpreted the will of the majority by letting il die on ,7une 30. Read Courier News Want Ada. SIDE GLANCES ''Arcn'l you wuslini; lime rcaditii;, Dorothy? The only Ihini; men seem In notice in summer is M^urcs they don'! think about brains lilt winter!' THIS CURIOUS WORLD TCU STEP IN YCL'R SHOES TO STEP GUT," S£ wouldn't have anything to do with leaking money." THK L.VD1KS I.OVE HIM According to his . press aB»nu George Is ill hot water with women all over the land because o'' his wisecracks about the fair sex in "The Moon and Sixpence," "The Picture of Dorian Oray." ai-d his two current films. We asked him if he received much pan-mail from wom?n. He yawned and said: "No. In their letters they Just ask for nuto- grapbed pictures." So, Just ns'-Ae," suspected, the ladies love George despite what he says about them on the screen. Or, as we also suspect, for it. But, ladies, George feel's the same way about you off the screen. A large number of his film remarks, he said, express riis per- f.nnal point of view. "But," he said, "they are not intended as insults. They nre merely statements of fact." In "The Moon and Sixpence," George said that "women are strange little beasts. You can beat them till your arm aches, treat Ihem like dogs, and they still I 0 vo you." Someone asked him tlv; other day if he still believed that. "No," yawned George, -J have since come to love dogs." Itoosl World Fin-iulslnii CORVALLIS. Or". (UP) —Women throughout rural Oregon are promoting international friendship among farm women of the world by sending clothing and other needed items to foreign countries, according to Frances Clinton, assistant stats home demonstration leader at Oregon State College. Women active in this work are members of the Associated Countrywomen of tho World. 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