The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 8, 1946 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 8, 1946
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BLTTHEVILLE (ASK.)] COURIER NEWS «LTTH»V^U» oomna vjnre I •« BtrthrrUte. , Oetotar*. Ull BUBBCWPnOM IJAnB eurter in Uw ett* of HytMfUto «r town wtxn orritr Mnta to wined. Me per wctk. or Ik pn By null, wtthla a rwUn «r «• 13.0? for rtx months «LM for ttan* nun Wdd* M mil* no* |1«M v*r H n B ' *? G & c I K Pay ; Either Way "A" news item 'originating ' in Washington recites that food subsidies which expired with the OPA made 'the. average- customer's grocery'.bill $12'a year lower'than it otherwise would have been The statement came from "foods officials" and evidently was issued -in ail effort to encourage support among the consumers in the determined strug gle-lo muster votes in Congress to res- < siirect the OPA which has been dead officially since July 1, and so ineffective for months that it should have been buried long ago. What the Washington "food officials" might well have included in any frank and full discussion of the subsidy situation is that the death of the OPA and resulting loss of. subsidies on foods merely shifted part of the high cost of living from the taxpayer to the consumei, who are one and the same ' Taxpayeis have been paying the snbbidies, which the Washington officials say amount to $12 a jear on the average consumer's food ^bill. Now that the dan j man, and the other producers of foods cannot collect their subsidies ilom the government they hiust collect it directly from the consumer. x - Blythcvilie consumers aie observing the effects of the change They had been paying 14 cents a quart for milk i§> until OPA authorized a one-cent m- cfease a few days before its, demise Tk> the 15-cont authorized price paid by t|ie consumer was added a two-cent subsidy, which the government paid to the dairyman and this meant that he was getting 17 cents for every <fcjart •of milk sold at retail. » ^Wifti the OPA out of the picture and his subsidies from the government' lost, f the dairyman has.elected to m- cr^ase 4 thp price to make''it i include the compensation he had been receiving front-fine goverriment. *lt makes little , difference whether the .dairyman gets' his subsidy, or ' charges nil production costs directly to , the ccnsumer If the consumer pays it direct to the dairyman, he can. elimin- ate'at iot of jobs y for bureaucrats, and as;a taxpayer save some money. >How much' , .;Th e same news story recited that food^ubsidies m effect jyne 30 Were costing^the government ^(the -taxpayer, if';you please) |l,455,boO,o6o" a year Most of this went for subsidies on milk and meat. The subsidies on butter, cheese and a few other items had been removed earlier and were followed by OPA-approved increases in prices for these items. Subsidies on food alone, had OPA been kept in force another year, would have taken about five per cent of the total budget for financing the federal government during its first full peacetime fiscal year. To that pro|>crly should have been added the cost of operating OPA, and that runs into money, too. About n year ago OPA was cutting- down expenses and in Arkansas reduced the number on the payroll to the point that ?1,000,000 a year was saved in ihis state on salaries alone. , . . All of this is money the taxpayer has been saving since July 1, and will more than offset any increase in the 11 of groceries which can be traced to the loss of subsidies paid to the producers of meat, dairy products and other foods. Noble Experiment Lot's all stand and give a cheer for the Perc Marquctte Railway, which JH launching an experiment to banish tipping in its dining cars as a "tyranny of custom." , Tipping is the bane of 'the city dweller's and the traveler's existence. It has become' degrading to both the giver and receiver and a breeder of ill- feeling. No longer is it a gesture of gratitude. It is the price of minimum courtesy and -an escape from embarrassment. ' The urban dweller finds that he must tip an increasing number of persons— the head waiter as well as the person who serves his food, the -hat' check girl, the doorman, the cab driver, the barber, the delivery boy, the janitor, the elevator operator, the bartender, and so on and on. - .•'•'..' It is no secret by now that in many places waiters get practically no salary from their employers, and arc dependent os the customer for their living. Most hat check concessions pay their employes a modest salary, and pocket a small yearly fortune after paying a .place of business a big price foi the privilege of installing n pretty girl behind the counter and gathering in the suckers' quarters arid hjflf-doii lars. •••••. The whole business is unfair, undemocratic, and a thorough nuisance as well as a considerable expense. We hope the Pore Manfuotto's experiment •assumes epidemic proportions. SO THEY SAY Labor U.ielf woufd"~;icnelit from an "honest : and statesmanlike revision and amplification O l r\ffting laws, designed to apply to unions as to other special/interests clear principles of public responsibility.—Dr. Everett Case, president Colgate U. * * • We intend to secure a i:ra.-,tlc Improvement In living conditions all over the world and in every way.—Trygve Lie. UN Secretary General. Qi^ncral Duty •y LUCY AGNES HANCOCK 'l.h Ucy Aji» HonCKfc Kttrftvnd by NEA SERVICE, XXVII : days passed during Vlncli Sally did little more than Ijl nodtin answer to Doctor Hallock's blue 151 greeting. And in the meantime, "I she Jiad fallen completely in love said ,with her patient, Doctor Jefferson Chinning, noted writer, historian, jil 'lectiirer and teacher, a bachelor aged sixty-two and looking twenty .yeafs younger even in his present Jcon^ition So it .was that one bright '.rooming she was^happiiy bathing ithc'-patient, gently: massaging his .aching back and. adjusting pillows jat just the proper;angle to insure •-support and the maximum of com- ifortjnd even though lie" submitted Jto her ministrations submissively, ;it \yas quite apparent that he dis- •liked being fussed over. ' f Doctor Clianning was • distiri- r guishcd looking even in his somewhat battered state. A strip of adhesive adorned one temple cov- erinjj a long jagged gash held together by. numerous intricate (stitches. His. neck, forearm arid khoulder were firmly bandaged •nd his l^ft loot and ankle were in *a east' His white hair, thick md curly, had been brushecHnto IU; usual npphng order (Silly T&fA his hair His VanDyke beard •nm trim es always and his keen bWe eyes looked out on the hos- pioi w»rd with avid curiosity He •s his nurse stepped back her handiwork if I mitht tie a nice pink around your curU, Doctor fjCMoninf, you would be absolutely ~ "~ An *»id, her jray eyes 'thicre»t»»ns»ldaini. ' I at an to expressions on the fnces of my callers. Go ahead, my clear. Bring on the pink Hbon—or should it be blue to match my eyes?" favor pink, judiciously, Doctor," Sally 'to match the color in your cheeks. But seriously, Doctor Channing, you do look a lot better this morning. Arc you quite comfortable? Is there anything you want?" * * » "TffHAT a question! Of course there are things. I want. I want to get out of thisTcd, for one thing, and I vsnt to walk down Main Street on two gotd feet, stop a.^Mike's for my usual morning paper and .a brief chnt then on home to romp with George nnd to breakfast— a real breakfast — Grapefruit, bacon and eggs with Tresh hot roUs and plenty of butter and at least two cups of black coffee. Oh, maybe I should relish a fresh finger cooky with my second cup of coffee." 1 The Ctrorge?" handsomest and ugliest English bull you have ever seen. 1 c*n vouch for that. He's really superb." ; Sally liugfted. "You poor abused man! But honestly, was that your norm*! breakfast, Doctort The Chief—" "Now, now, my dear," he cautioned ' 1 neyer said that was my normal bieakfast or my usual routine, did I? I said that's the way I want it Remember?, The facts arc that I'm a meager break/aster and seldom walk before breakfast. As for George—well, George belongs to the Never-never Land of rny !» r fp m '—to , the might-have-been Well, Go Ahead and Jump, Then! MONDAY, JULY 8, 1940 * r IN HOLLYWOOD ... "i | are the work of , pousy little fellow Ky EKSKIME JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD; juiy «. —Hollywood's chief tourist attractions are the slur caricatures on the walls or the Brown i Derby restaurant. Many of 1 thcar " '' a licsjicctncleU, who Ixildly sli-ns them Meyer is the last! name. After 10 years! In Hollywood, Zel lias crashed the hiovics. Or, rattier, his caricatures jiave. Albert Basscrijian draws caricatures in the pjcture "Bel Ami." Producer Al Leum gave Zel the Job of providing caricatures of George Sanders, Ann Dvorak, Marie Wll>:on, anil other members of the cast. Zel said that John Carradine was Ills easiest subject. "He's.Just a skull \vlth skin." George Sanders was his toughest. "He escaped me." Zel's business is throwing Ijrlck- bats with a ncncii. Dut George Haft was the only celebrity, Zel said, wliose caricature ever made him angry. "He tore it U]) ami said: 'Zel, why do you do things like this to people?' " "I'lCKLKD" 1'KNCII.KR One night Zel ,vas invited to a e Hollywood parly to draw carl- atures of the yucsts. "A waiter kept slipping me rinks," lie said, "and 1 got a T'.tllc 'igli. I've always wondered what lint last caricaiurc looked like, list before they carried me out to he laxicab." Edward G. Robinson r. WASHINGTON COLUMN Supreme Court fExperience I was a lad I wanted a 'dog—but.— well, I wasn't allowed lo have oni —in the flesh. So George and I romp in the spirit—just as I least on things they \v-arn rtie are bad for me—in the spirit. It's a good way, my dear, and hurts no olie." "You're wonderful!" Sally told him sincerely. "It's a joy to tcke care of you. I feel I receive far more help from you than I con possibly give you in return—snir- I great Jefferson Channing, played a I game—retreated to an imaginary | world when everyday living rove i. too much for him. For the rst time in days Sally cxperi- nccd complete case of conscience. * *. * 'T'HE blue eyes of the man in the ' bed closed for a moment and Sally wondered if she had been too ctlusive. But the lips quirked in merriment and he whispered: •Thank you, my dear. I'll save that accolade to tell my sister, Kate, thinks I'm quite impossible. 3y the way, have you heard from ler this morning?" Sally shook her head. "Not yet, Doctor Channing. But no doubt she will be along shortly. I only lope all the people who telephoned yesterday won't decide to come tn masse. If they do, I shall have to turn them away. Doctor Richirds stipulated three visitors—five at most and singly, limiting their calls to fifteen or twenty minutes. But you arc so much better' this morning—" "It's all nonsense k««ping rrie isolated like this," the pati*rtt protested. "I feel as well is anyone could trussed up like a fowl ready for the oven. I want visitors—I need them. The more the merrier— l; Sally shook a finger at him. "You know better than that, Doc- Channing. Suppose I use my By I'HTKR KDKON "" V° rr0eSP .?" >!e " t July B.-lhe ,:e, cords of present Supreme Court > Justices reveal a surprising lack of • udlctal experience be[orc appoint- ncnt to the highest tribunal. Con- rlrnintlon of Fred M. Vinson as chief Justice will make him the nan with most lower court background. It's a mere five years. Four of Lbem were spent as associate justice of the District of Columbia ourt or Appeals. The fifth was spent as chief judge of tiio ^mergencv Court of Appeals tor Price Control: Vlnson apparently did all right: There were no complaints. But' there was nothing about his record that was In any way distinguished. The only other Justice with any ixncrlcnce on the bench prior to his 'Supreme Court appointment is Wiley Rutlcdge. He also served four years on the D. C. Court of Appeals. But' that's the sum total— nine years of judicial experience — an nv- age of one year per member. Maybe that Isn't quite accurate, cither. Justice Hugo LaFayette Black served 18 months as a iwilce court judge in Birmingham back around 1910. It would make even a Philadelphia lawyer sweat, however, to prove that saying "30 days" and i"fio ami costs" to a bunch ol idrunks and bums (nullifies a man :lo become senior justice on ilic Supreme Court of the United ; States. Black's other legal experience was as a county prosecutor for two years, a general practice lawyer inr six, and a U. H. senator 'or 1'J. A distinguished career, no douln. but not what it should take to make a top judge. The same is true of all the others. REKl) WAS SOLICITOR GK.N- EBAI. BEFORE APPOINTMENT Justice Stanley Heed, uclore appointment to the Supreme Court m 1938, served as counsel [or a connli: of atphtrtjct agencies and as U. S. rolicilor general for three years, Justice William o. Douglas seivoti three years on the Securities and Exchange Commission. Felix Frankfurter n ml Wiley Rut. ledge were both professors ol law. (he former at Harvard. ( he launr at Colorado, Iowa, and Washlnplmi University In St. Louis. Franklur- tcr even declined Governor Klv's appointment lo the Massachusoli.'! Si""-rme rouil. In 1D32. Frank Murphy and Robert H. JacKsun were toimcr attorneys L'en- cral. Murphy was in politics as governor or Michigan nnd the PliiL- Ippines. Jackson, like Reed, hao also been U. S. solicitor general. Harold H .Burton was a lawyer and mayor of Cleveland, then U. B. senator from Ohio for only lour years. when President Trumnn named him to Ihc Supreme Court last September. This .sail lack of previous experience on the bench presents the opportunity for serious criticism of the American judicial system. It also offers a plausible explanation for the squabbles and disscntlnns. the five-to-four decisions, the philosophical arguments between conservative and liberal factions which have characterized the Supreme Court's performance in receat years As the late ChlcC Justice P. Stone Is reported to have sa'.ft. his principal trouble with the Cour: was that the Presidents never son; up enough real Judges So set otn the work. Tlie present court may be madp up of entirely capable, and ev.'i vyjip can be dialled into Uic \i'.e- /cnfeue supremo Court,? The franMr •Jj£>wetk- search by President TIP- nsan to find n successor to Cli Wsf Ice Stone .is :in admission that ihe judicial lalcnt in the United States and on the Supreme Cour: Itself is at an extremely low ebb. Scanning these state and federal courls, the President's scouts could find no one big enough for the Supreme Court job. Why not? Nebraska lias 70 organize:! soi conservation districts, covering 62 per cent of all land in the slaje and 82 per cent of all farms 1 and ranches. • SIDE GLANCES by Oalbrattk clluUig , " o'ut cd," Zel recalled. "Thou IW'S.son smiled nnd said, 'Very' good.'~Tlici! everyone else ;<t, the table smiled." came lo Hollywood from Montreal, Canada, liLs' home town, via commercial Kit work In New York His ambition in life Is t o | )c „' great painter in oils, nnu his yreat- osl sorrow is that he can't keen a girl friend. "1 draw n caricature of a Bill and she sets mad and won't speak to me again. I'm still looking lor a perfect woman •— a woman I tlon'l want to draw. S1250-KKKSS DtSIONKR A former architect, we just discovered, designs clothes for Doris Cuke Cromwell, Arleen Whelan, Llzabcth Scott, Je.nn Arllnir, Mrs.' William H. Vandcrbilt, mirtegiirdc, and Irene Castle McLaughlin. The fellow's name is Lange, and he was born in Paris, where lie worked as an architect, then switched to tile couturier business. Lniigc—lie hesitatingly admitted Hint his first 'name is Sam—docs M well in his NC-.V York salon (prices: $250 to $1250 per dress) that he once turned down a lucrative fee lo design sonic clothes for a lictty film queen. Declining without thanks, Laiige said, haughtily: "I do not make slip covers." Lanuo designed (he gowns for I.nfon M:i!in-i in the Broadway- bound revival oi "Roberta." One <>! them should be the sensation of Hie fashion year. He says it was Inspired by " Salvador Dali's I able. ! "Everyone except. Robinson snecr- signed all of her clothes. President VERTICAL 1 Jest 2 Indian 3 Near 4 Memorandum 7 Ancnt 8 Unit 0 Back of neck 10 Stone-cutter 12 Locations 13 Melody 15 Any 17 Arrived ID Weasel-like beasts HORIZONTAL 1,5 Pictured President of. Argentina ' 10 Adage 11 Amphitheaters fi 5?' sp , .,.,,. C Therefore 13 Extract H Flavor 16 Heroic IB Employ 19 Advisor 21 Greek leller 22 Negative 23 Note of scale 24 Plural ending 26 Type measure 20 Reply 27 Come in 29 Judgment 31 Skill 32 Vegetable 33 Art style 35 Gambling '* game' '• 38 While' ' 39 Preposition 40 Nova Scotia 1 (ab.) 41 Down (prefix) 42 Belongs to it 44 Dug 49 Nipped 50 Drink heavily 52 Image 53 Partner , 54 River of his country TtR Flies 58 More docile 59 Sea eagle 23 Iron (comb. form) 25 Appears 2B Light brown 30 Catch (coll.) 33 Pace c-1 Debar 3 1 ! Redacts' 37 Network 43 Young oyster <15 Yearn 'IB Hebrew monll 47 Accomplish 48 Otherwise 40 Undo Shed 51 Age : 53 Male ;. !i5 Exist 57 Either Boarding House with Maj. Hoopie "1 !i(>tii;lil this up-lo-llic-minule bnok on juvenile «lr- liiU|ii(.'iR-y—il worries me how stubborn and hnnl-boilcd '" • •» lie is ik-tiuimlin.n liis bottle.!". _ THIS CURIOUS WOULD brllliaht. lawyers. But lawyers. Mot trained judges. Tlic best law„ , . In the country would probably callers;—let in ths ones least likely, make the worst Judge to excite you?" '. i 1 ' All right then, wlmi's the ro«'-- Tlie doctor laughed delightedly, ter with the lower federal wnr-s "You're good, rriy de'arP' . , arid the st,il c courts',' that '<r,.n aren't producing more rookie^i own judgment and sort of sift your •\ HAVE LIVED FOR CENTURIES OM SOIL THAT CAME FfM\\ WE, TEMPERATURE CAN BE ESTIMATED BY THE NUMBER OF A CRICKEr CHIRPS FZR MINUTE.. *'A BALL PLAYER CAN sTWKEour WITHOUT STRIKlN<S>"-S>^ >\RS. 60ROON HILL, 7-6 VUP, M117. HOOPLH.'WCOP 5A.VS, . ACCIT5EKJT? SANS TO TU' COP. VUP, BUT LOOK HERE,rsAvr..! W:NO\M FAULT IT VJPfe, BOT HCXM'D I F£EL IF TL. WAS AT FAULT HOU WAS LIKE TO SEE BOTH SIDES, PliT IWYSEUf- Iri THG OTHER. i5 FELLA'S PLACe/ VMRIH.' WHYDONST S'JU POT YOURS ELF u-4 SOUR mo Trie S«V THE TRAILER. GIFT Wfe VMONiTWrWVTILU CHRISTM.PIS, " _ ALL COMES BACK. TO Out Our Way. ByJ. R, Williams =& ...JiEXTj.Csuia. we Ijve without birds? _ SCOO —THE WALRUS -& OUTDOOR. MEM.' WHEN UWCLE ART. CAME FROM ALASKV WE HAD TO SIT OM THE PORCH IW BER./ HEAR. THAT, BLIT CAWT WE SIT 1M THE HOUSE ? THE h(osourroe ARE AWFUL.' MOSQLIITOES' ITS TOO STUFFY IWSIDE—WELL, LIKE I SAID, THE NATIVE GIRLS OM THE 1SLAMP WEREN'T ! _ '. n liLAMU VJtKtMTI^ DECEMBE ft IPVT "^^"^g

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