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BLYTUEVILLE (ARK.). COURIER NEWS BLTTHEYILLB OOUKDU NBWB oa . JAMES L. VTOHOBT. MitOr THOMAS B, ATKIN8, AdreHlxin« ten mtletat Ad»«rt*fc* W«B«e» Wttm«e Ok, New Toci. *~Jt Ati«»t« llcmpbtt. Pubttched Erery AfUrnoon KxMpt Oundar ______ •fffce *t Oetoker >, ItlT. » ib» po»t- ArkuM* under «et of Ooo- by UM United SUBSCRIPTION RATM 87 («rr1er in toe city of BlytheTffl* or »ny •uburban town where curler mrloe K ouln- udned, 30e per week, or 85e per month. By mail, within * radhic of 40 mile*. «4-M per year, t2.00 for ilz month*. »1.00 for three month*; DT null outdde M mile BOO*, llo.M per i<+i payable 1m • World Psychosis Dr. Knrl Rnwman of tho University of California thinks Hint the world of men and nations is mentally ill, and that psychiatry would holp it. And anyone who has looked seriously at tlio suspicion, suffering, selfishness and indifference which hang like a cloud over that world, must sometimes suspect that the diagnosis and prescription are not greatly exaggerated. "The world's people, says Dr. Bowman, " a considerable decree a cultural schizophrenia which tries to avoid the unpleasant problems of I ho world by denying their existence." (Schizophrenia, the dictionary slates, is a type of psychosis characleri/.ed by loss of contact .with environment and by disintegration of personality. In support of his contention Dr. Bowman says that "there is a very considerable percentage of individuals who insist that it is childish to be concerned" about the atomic bomb and its threat of world annihilation. That statement whs made before the atomic bomb test of June 30. But what we heard and road afterward seemed to bear it out. .Still, we came across few people who didn't seem disappointed in the first test. Radio reception wasn't goatl. But, moreover, the bomb didn't make a big boom. That seemed more important than the known fact that the guinea pig fleet had been considerably ^ damaged, <ui,cl^ that . similar bombs— ihbugli perh;ips v of • gh'ialer effectiveness—had blown the greater part of two cities and their inhabitants to kingdom come. Our impression was that paople weren't relieved that damage had been no worse. They were disappointed that a man-made holocaust of unprecedented horror didn't develop, with mighty warships vanishing into thin air, islands disappearing, and the unveiling of some fantastic new technique of obliterating life. It seems generally accepted that the four atomic explosions to date arc oisly a primitive employment of a force whose potential is infinitely greater. Yet the general reaction might be summed up with: "Aw, it wasn't so much." Maybe that's "cultural schizophrenia." But maybe it's not so much a manifestnlion of the impulse lo run away from reality as a manifestation of the vicarious blooiHhirsliiiess that loads the public to bullfights, to boxing bouts in the hope of a knockout, and lo auotmobile races in the expectation that someone may be killed. Anyway, it isn't comforting. H suggests that we Americans, in the mans, were hungry for another horror after the horror of war. And there are around us oilier suggestions (hat we arc, again in the mass, more concerned over food shortages and a possible depression than we wore- over possible defeat by the Axis or arc now over iwssible loss of the victory. All this suggests that thorn may be something to the idea of u world psychosis. It suggests that a few good psychiatric Iroatmenls might benefit most of the world's people and improve the complexion of our troubled times. View* of SATURDAY, JULY 6, 194G Keep Your Shirt On, Son, Don't Get Sunburned!" ReprodMUon to «hb et ediurtafc i Shop Around! If you Lliink .seme stores arc nskh.K too prices for meiU or other foods, loll them nnd Icy some other .storc.s. Dm 1 11 it,' live years of scarcity nncl uovernmcnl price control, we luvvc become nccu.storncd to fiiuiiiiK [dices about tho same ni nil stows—ami to paying cheerfully wlmtuvtr prices wrtrc a.skud. Now, without price controls, the shopper will find con slue ruble vM'lnlion in prices nl different store. 1 .. Take advantage ol thLs. shop nromul. 'Die stoics will pay plenty of attention it onounh shoppers show reluctance to pay hl^li prices nnd let it be known they are lining (.o look .somewhere else. You -,vill find most of them trying to sell you things as cheaply tis (hoy cnn to keep your trade. Also, pretty soon yon will find some alert Klovekcopers—old or new—advertising. "We sell il cheaper, "• Just wnlch. In short, competition will begin to work af;niu—nnd all the more (jiiiekly with help from Shop PITS. l.lny what you need and cnn afford—jwd let it bo known yon are in the market for the bt'sl poj-sibh; bai-f-ftlns. Ask the .grocery checkers lo ccill out the rate and I he'n mount you ure'puy- ing, so you will have a detailed knowledge ol your purt'ltnsr.s. • —MEMPHIS PttESS-SCtMlTAR. * JN HOLLYWOOD ... SO THEY SAY Physical ininishinetit in tlirir iKskimos) .ed"n- cntlon is almost completely unknown, and as u result the iivorjige. individual :imony ' thcin is bcller adjusted nnd more jj&lnneed Ihnii ninoiiK us.—Dr Mnrgiirct I.nnlis. Arctic Institute, Mori- real. Cnnndn. • * * * The United States must renr Communism ueciiuse it Is n foreiyn-conlrolled totnlltarlan movement whose lenders in the past huvc openly proclaimed, thai it advocates revolution.— Mouso Comnilttee on Un-American Activities re|>ort. GengralDuty L LUCY AGNES HANCOCK CowrisKl bj Ucy Agn« HoncKli Dnfrikut^bpJJEA SERVICE, INC. i XXVI ' ,CALLY heard the impatient tnut- , terings of people anxious to use - the elevator and called: •i "It's stuck here between three pnd four and I'm stuck wilh it. -jPlease do something." .'j. The resident knocked on the 'steel wall from somewhere above and growled in exasperation: .1 "The darned thing's sluck again. What ails it this lime?" • \ "Isn't there something someone ', 'fan do?" Sally demanded. "I'm •here between three and four anc • .can't budge a thing. Il't dark anc ' cold and—well, what do you think .. JJoctor?" ~ : • "Wait a minute," the doctor said "•• ,»T11 call the janitor. Don't be • " jEcared." • . "I'm not scared," the girl re • (torted. "I'm anxious to get lo my " -"patient. Huiiy, please." . \ Soon there was the sound o •ghammering. The lights went out j^-the car shook violently—lights jflkkcred on and off and there '. \came a grinding noise. Someone •called: I "Try .the switch now." ^ " '.(..Sally pressed the switch and .-jBpthing happened. Miss Sunder- ^•l8n called from the third floor. ?Are you all right, Sally? Jen- n'is trying-to! find the trouble. jWe have - lent- for a mechanic, i»lso. It-shouldn't take too long, about -your patient, and Crairie on after him just By KltSKINK JOHNSON 1 NKA StuPT C'orresponUent HOLLYWOOD, July 5. (NEAJ-- This Is the story of Hollywood's first feature-length, nil-talking motion picture—the story of a movie made in secrecy because the director was •afraid the front office might get mad. It Is the story of a man v;ho couldn't wait five years, of neoplo who sneaked into sound stages at night, of a short that grew JIH! like Topsy, and of some movie executives who suddenly discovered they were pioneers. The man who tells the story, on the eve of Hollywood's 20th tal!c- lng-l)icturo anniversary, is Bryan Foy, now vice president in charge of production for the ne'.v film company, Eagle-Lion Films. The picture wns "Lights of New York," nnd Bryan was the producer-director. But before liryan tells the .story, lot's set the stage. TIIK WAKNKKS \VKRK GONE The year was 1920. The Warner brothers had gone to Europe, celebrating the birth of Vitaphone. Foy was left in charge of the Warner .studio, making two-reel lu.sical shorts. One day Foy said to nn assistnt: "Lei's make a feature-length alking picture. But don't let any- t nci know what we're doing. Some- jody will want to stop it. The !,tu- [io says features are .still five years way." So Foy announced production of two-reel short, "Light of New York." telling only the stars, Culin Laiulls and Hclene CosL-llo, and it.s rast that it would IK a featnrc- ength film. "We shot it in a week, at night mostly, at a cost of $13,000," Bryan said. "Then I went lo NL-NV y 0 rl: to-inecl the Warners, just reutruiiv' from Europe." ' " Poy told Jack .Warner what he had done, and Jaek, after nmti:i!lv recovering from the .shock, sent him to Harry Warner. "Cut it to two reels," said Harry Foy went back to Jack and pie-id- ed with him to look at it. "No, thanks," said Jack. "I don't want lo see it. It might K et ni» Into trouble." roy nuci the Warncrrj returned i Hollywood together, and Uie fil was locked up. Poy offered t:> it for S25.000. Jack Warner said: "I'll whe New York and sec If thev'll take i'. " AI.HKKT SAW TIIK I.KillT Instead of a wired reply, Albeit Warner came to Hollywood. Me looked al the picture. He showed it, | to Jack and to Harry, ftvorj \x< got hysterical. "It's the greatest picture <iv:r made." the Warner brother; c:-io- rused. "Don't touch it." "Dill, it lias to be fixed up a little," said Foy. "It isn't all edited, ft, necits I a musical score." WASHINGTON COLUMN How Much Do You Make? ings in ISIM, SIS.50 has lo l>e spent | t( , bc spciu lw |ay. lave trusted this contraption. Don't worry about me. I'll be all ight." But it grew more and more tiresome. It was very dark here between those narrow walls. She wished they would hurry. What if they couldn't fix it? What f she had to spend the entire day cooped up in this cage—for that's what it amounted to. • • * \TORE pounding—more flickering of lights and more voices. Margaret Adams called a greeting and Dora Bronson tried to cheer her wilh bits of news. Miss Sim- derlin returned from time lo time and once Jim Hallocl; called softly. lie must have been stooping on the fourth floor as his voice sounded close at hand. "Are you all right, Sally? It shouldn't be long now. I wish I were there with you." And because Sally was tired and bored and close to tears she answered recklessly: gone psst your « siatrs," I never "How I wish you were!" "Do—do you mean that?" he asked eagerly. He didn't sound in the least angry and she was unaccountably glad. Then he didn't blame her for any of that humiliating affair. "What do you think?" she answered. "I'll be back," lie promised and Sally had an idea someone must have summoned him or discovered him kneeling at the elevator wall. Hie fourth floor, slip'pcd out of tho elevator, ran down the Cbvridor to the stairs which she descended nnd didn't slop until she reached 327. She was somewhat breathless as she entered the room. Li'i,l;> Crainc turned to grin at iSr, finger on li;>. The patient was, apparently, sleeping. * * * OAT,I,Y reached, automatically, *-^ for Ihc chart arid Ihe floor nurse drew her aside. "So you're out," she teased. "You look as ie you had been in a free-for-all. How could you get so mussed up all by yourself? Sure you were quite alone, Sally?" And because Sally was upset she answered sharply, "Of course I was alone. What do you think?" Then, ashamed of her temper she asked more mildly: "How long has it been?" She looked at her watch. "Only two hours! Heavens, it seemed 10 at least! Can you stay until I go and change, Linda? Believe me, I'll stick to the stairs from now on." She left the room and hurried over lo the Annex where she changed into ;i fresh uniform. Miss Sunderlin met her as she was preparing lo mount the stairs to the third floor and shook her heart. "I hope you are none the worse for your experience, Sally. Why not go down lo the kitchen and j;ct a cup of coffee?" "You're very kind, Miss Sunderlin." Sally said, still somewhat stiflly. "I think I've lost enough time as it is. I'm all right, but I .. Sally assured - anxious superintendent. "I wh»t< I did that was . II that was true it might be extremely embarrassing. The thought made her smile for a moment and brought a warm feeling to her heart, Suddenly the lights came on. A voice called: "Try the switch again. It should be all right now." . It was and: Sally mounted to I hnd to change." She smiled wryly and liurricd away, and so missed Jim Hallock who was coming up from the basement where he had been superintending the fixing ot the elevator—or at least he offered the mechanics his more or less expert advice. Doctor Richards was with him and the two were laughing al something. Sally heard their voices and quickened her step. Suddenly she recalled the conversation she had carried on wilh the young interne white silting on tho floor of the elevator and the ready blood rushed to h«r face. What had she done?, (To Re Con tinned) BY FETKK EDSON IX'EA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, July U. (NEA1- 'hose who remain of the New Deal loliticians and the progressive Re- mbllcans are now worried because he people .seem to bi> too pros- lerous. The line is thai when voters are .\voll off financially, they end to go conservative. Put it the other way around. Vot_ ?rs are not interested in progressive movements or liberal retorms vhcn they have money in their lockets and food in their bellies. The. great reform movements always seem to follow depressions, when hhiKs have cone wrong. ff these arc political truths, the amount of money in the pay envelope lifetimes an important factor the November elections. They're four months away. That's not very long, but a lot of things can hnppeu in the meantime. Bureau of Labor Statistics figure's lust released put. the average enrn- inKs of the nearly 12 million factory workers in the U. S. for May at S1.07 per hour. for .a -lO-hour week. That's two cents higher than the wartime peak reached In January, 1945, in spite of the tact that most of the war production overtime at premium rates lias now been cut off. It sounds like a lot of money. In terms of weekly earnings, the u. S. average for factory workers for May is given as $4'2.G7. Compare that with the average weekly earnings of $35.25 in 1MB. Compare it with the S25.0H average weekly earnings in 1020. or wilh the $22.(1Q of li>19. I'ACTOKY PAY HAS ALMOST IKtllKI.El) KIN'Oli IBID Factory earnings hnve practically doubled in the 25 years since the end of World War I. The all-time peak in weekly earnings was the January, 1945. average of S47.-10. This SLOT an hour. $42.07 a week, isnt the top. either. Recent, increases given coal miners and workers in a few other basic industries don't show in fifuircs. Averages for June and July u.:ll be higher. Radicalism can't flourish on earnings like that. No wonder the liberals are politically worried, and no wonder the conservalives are cocky. If you look ahead a little, however, there's another angle to this thing whirj, can't be Ignored. Prosperity can't be measured just by the number of dollars you have 16 Jingle in your pocket, purse, or piggy-bank. It's what they'll buy that counts. So lake a good look in terms of the purchasing power of today's dollar, as compared with that in past years, and see where you conic out. According lo the Bureau of f*abor Statistics, the goods and services that $-12.57 will buy today could have been bouiMil for S'J3.8fi'in IMS. Or put it the other wav around. K takes SM.3:> to buy 'what $B.67 would have bcwhl hi 1939. In other words, a $2.1 wage in 1939 was jus! as gocd <w a S42 wage in 1946. and a $5(5 wage today i.s no belter thaji a $42 wage in 191D. DOI I.AU'K VALUE HAS TAI.LEN ONI'-THini) SINCE 1M9 Tiie point or this is that the pur- clminc power of the dollar was high in 1939- higher than in any recent year save, 1932- for those People who had money to spend. It a family of four people spent $40 on food in 1939< today Hint family would have to spend $GO on food. For evcrv $12 spent on clothing In 1933. $18^50 would have to IK- spent today. "ere Ix a simple BIS table that anyone can apply to his own income to show him where he stands In terms of today's purchasing power: For every $10 spent on food In 1939, about $15 has lo be spent today. I'Vir every $10 spout for clothes in 1939, $15.50 has to be i.penl today. For every Jlo spent for furnisli- io:lay. For every $10 spent for fuel an( light in 1930, S11.14 has to be spent today. l r or every S10 spent for rent ir 1030, $10.311 has to be spent today What this adds up to is that lo: every $50 spent on these main cost of-llving items in 1939, $07.07 ha. miy SIDE GLANCES • THIS CURIOUS P THE COTTON ! BOLL WEEVIL. WAS HONORED WITH A ENTERPRISE, ALAS-USA. THE WEEVIL DESTROYED THEIR COTTON CROP:> AND FORCED THE,V\io WHICH PROVED SUCH A SUCCESS THAT THE BCiL INSECT CAAVE TO BE CONSIDERED A BLESSIWS IM DISGUISE...HENCE THE ,WONU\\ENT: O\SJ YOU SPELL THE FULL MA,V\E OF THE. FISH COAUVONLY CALLED A STAR ALGOL. NOT ONLY r*V//VA^/xT. sur WINKS/ EACH WINK , CAWED BY PACT1 AU ECLIPSE BY A COMPANION STAR. LASTS Webster's dictionary sivcs inuskellimp,e as the pre- tcuccl tr.cllinj;, bul mushallonge and tiinskallungc also arc correct. So Ihcy let him fix it up. One niBlit two weeks ln(ri- FOV ami nil Ihe Warner nrothcrs i:lii>i'j'- ed, into a limousine to preview ll!i> picture in Pasadena. C:ilif. As thr-y drove up to the theater Ilryan K:I,V I a Hue r>( people nearly three bi'jo!:s I long. There was a slsn on the Ilip tcr's inarritiee: "Preview of Ihn First, All-Talking Featurc-Lenslh M-.JU Picture." The Warner brothers pitt Bryan Poy on the back. Bryan Pny smile<l. Tiilking pictures had arrived. "1 was just gcttmt; set for a long ride when lie turned iin>iin<i ;ind brought us home! Did you luivc In sljirl lutrp- l_ itifi on all the crooks wlio bad inanuacd to gel new cars?". U. S. Army Group IIOKI/.ONTAl. 1 Uo|)it led is msi!;iu- .if U S A liny S3Ih !t Scope !> Wi.ritly plants 11 Salary 12 Hun! H Si-fill !fj Mak.' tap lire island 21 il VUKTICAI. 1 Arid •i Id i-sl (ill).) :i Um •1 Sainlf (ab.) .") Iliilates li Whirlwind 7 Semi- BSwis.-. river 11 IS pc: ilc 11 IlillTV S Trimi.m IS AllVi-tiilion Hi New! 17 Genus of nxU'iils of -IS Near • necks -K> Check 'IR lll.icl;bhd r>( -17 Indisposed i urkoo f.inidy-19 Hrioi ity (]jreli\) 51 l.mib 52 IJav.'ll ^<;<lrl< 51 Symbol for illinium 5C !X".-Ji.i- of 3-I Dei el :ir> \Vni»m tool •Mi Drunkard 2-1 Wilhui 2:i Ci'inf.iss point '11 Ku::<i,!n i tilers '19 Giasf.y pints 31 lllili:ni;i (all.) '.it American u'ri'ler .33 Imbecile 3". Kquals 37 Music nolc ol^Sun L; r 'd 39 Klcclnral unil 4CEii!:erl!y 4i Conclusion •i:j Manusrripl (ab.) •ITi Alder tree •18 Spinning fill Tardy . r i2 Shade tree fiS I'revidiis 55 False &od jur Boarding House with Ma[. Hoopie | AU/GOODMORNllMG, MP. SHOTTLEVMORTW.' W&LL,\NELL, HERE u Afte, 8R\e>wr woo EARLV, FRESH /X EAGER. FOR A-D/XYOF MftGIC ACCOM.PUISH- WELL, MOW THKT X LOOK. AT HER. ' k CLOSER,TH' CRWe LOOKS IN WORST: lAPE'M XF1GGEREO/—VUP/MIGHT TAKE AHEAP O" FMM % /-~- FIRST TriING X BETTER-DO, X GUESS, IS GO BACK.TO'THE SHOP AM 1 GET MY SAWANJ' HftMMER.'—VUP/ j , _ ser t»o • VOUPLIXNTOFl'iC 1 ITW1TH,THE PIPE? Out Our Way ByJ.R. Williams NEXT: Farming land built from mountains. OH, "Th*J=.E--WELL, MY AUMT METTIE BIG) YARD BUT MO LAWNS-SHE HAS A VIME GROUND COVER. AMD DOESIO'T EVEM OWN A LAWN MOWER, SO I r'£',«•»,•£'.'«!« i ~. RUSHIMS THE COPY

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