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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 19, 1949
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FOOT OOURTEB ..' TO BLYTHEVILL* COUKIEB NEWS COURIER WTW» oa •H. W. HAWKS, Publlth«r ' JAlfM U VKKHOEFT. HiUr PAUL D. KUUAK, Advertbtac Minipar got* National Advertising itopnaentatrM*: Wallaee Witnwf Oa, Hr» York. Chicago. DetroM, M aaeaad elaae matter at On poat- afftoe at WytlMTiU*, Arkjjuaj, under act oJ COB, October I, 1*11 Member « Th« AooeUUd Pnea •IWaCIlIPTION KATES: »y c*rri«f ID tfaa eJtj at BlytheTlll* oc anj •uburban town when carrier wrrio* to maintained, Me per week, or 830 pes month By mall, wilhln a radius of M mll«* $4.00 per Tear. 12.00 far all months. »1.00 (or three month*; bj nuil ouUlde M mil* aona $10.00 per rear payable m advance. Meditations Flnall;, brelhreB, whalsoerer thlnji are true, wfcataoever thiagv are honeat, whatsoever thJoft an ivi, whtu*rver Intact are pur*, whatsoever things an ksMlr, whatsoever thing* are of too* rea*rt; If then k* »•; praise, think on 'thea* Uuaim.—FUllpplaxs 4:1. * * + They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.—Sir Philip Sidney. -Barbs A holdup man pointed a gun at a movie c»sh- ier and told her to act natural. So she screamed. » * * 14 li eftiimairit thai America p»j«* for erehettra musie yearly. Well, those who dance, etc. * : * * A boxer in France listens to the radio betore going Into the ring. We can understand how It might sometimes put him into a fighting muod. * * * Soan we'll have ta listen to the hunter or*f aboat his game, Instead of (he colfer. * * * A Pennsylvania drug store has Installed a meat counter. We guess 11 won't be long until we can order our new yacht from the comer pharmacy. ^Voters to Exercise iNevv Responsibilites J. The future of schools in Blytheville j and Mississippi County and all of Ar- Arkansas rests more in the hands of t the school patrons and other electors ; than it has in recent years. Removal o*-the 18-mill tax- limit for ... *chool purposes places the greater responsibility .'in the hands of the voters, and the responsibility -vvas assumed by the vo.ters, themselves for it was by their . action in th« general election last November that they approved an initiated measure lifting the tax limit. On September 27 these same voters will have an opportunity to go to the polls and exercise the new privileges they sought nearly a year ago when they adopted an initialed school measure which makes possible a greater measure of control over their own affairs. The voters in the past have had a voice in levying the ad valorem tax for ' school purposes but they could not go above the 18-mill limit fixed by law, and . many, many districts in Arkansas have been handicapped by that limitation. This month for the first time the ; voters will approve or reject a millage rate which in the opinion of the school ; directors of the various districts is needed to give the districts the kind of . schools they should have. " In the Blytheville Special School ;: District the directors have prepared a -. budget for the 1950-51 term which calls '.': for a $364,367 operating budget, and := also recommended a $450,000 bond is•_, sue for improvements to the schools' z physical plants within the district. The _t bond issue is sought to provide funds for the construction of the first units of a new high school on a site which is awaiting development. . The tax levy needed to meet operating expenses and meet interest and principal payments of the bonded indebtedness, assuming that the proposed $450,000 bond iss*ue is approved by the voters, has been figured at 30 mills. To those who pay taxes reluctantly, that figure may appear to be a broad jump from the old levy of 18 mills, but closer scrutiny points in another direction. For two years nearly all taxpayers in the Blytheville district have been paying a voluntary 10-mill school levy in addition to the maximum legal levy of 18 mills. Actually the increase is only two mills, or 20 cents per $100 in assessed valuations shown by the laxbooks. The voters now have the opportunity to approve or reject the recommendations of the school board. Analysis of the budget for the 3950-51 school term points to the fact that the directors have been conservative in their planning. They h«v« be«n wise in outlining a construction program for the high school which permits additions in the future when more funds are available. Th« actio* «f tht Blyth«vil!« Dis- trict director! mwriU approval by th« •lector*!* on September 27. And th* conditions in other districts throughout til* county »r« somewhat similar. The directors have not been inclined to try and correct all of their school deficiencies in a single year, but have approached the idea on a long-term basis. and have recommended tax levies comparable with those proposed for th« Blytheville district. What Has Congress Done? On Labor Day President Truman defended the present 81st Congress as having passed "many important measures for the good of the people." lie suggested that it was just the reverse of the "do nothing" Republican 8(Jth Congress, which he assailed with such telling effect in the 1948 campaign. iMany reporters and commentators have already said much about the acti- • vities of the 81st Congress. They are in almost unanimous agreement that one needs a magnifying glass to detect .its "achievements." In the social welfare field—heart of the President's Fair Deal—this Congress has approved just two measures, a rent control law of dubious merit and a comprehensive housing program. The latter was a bipartisan affair in the Senate. The best answer to Mr. Truman's patent exaggeration is the spectacle of Congress itself—still officially camped in Washington trying to decide what to do next. VIEWS OF OTHERS Cheating the Veterans When free schooling ror veterans of World War I: was first propose,!), the late Representative Cocliran of St. Louis did a lot of worrying, ot course, he wanted every man who had worn me uniform to have the best possible chance tor a fruitful civilian career. Bui he also leared mat preparation for such a career might be turned into a scandalous racket. He saw fly-by-nighl schools springing up more for the purpose of making a killing in Gl fees than for the imparting ot useful training. Jack Cochran's fears were all too well founded. Such "schools" did spring up. And their number seems to be Increasing of late. Some haidly bother to conceal the fact that, they are only offering the veteran a chance to collect more oen- eflts. the "schools" getting their share in the form of fees. H. V. Stirling of the Veterans Administration says that such rackets ate cropping up especially where employment opportunities have fallen off. It is tragic If a veteran really believes that these fly-by-night enterprises are offering him something of true educational vaiue. The GI B!ll of Rights authorizes payments only to approved institutions. But approval was leil to the states. It is uowjpiijniully obvious that this responsibility has not'been taken as seriously as it still ought to be. H seems th»t if an educational promoter can solicit enough applications from veterans .he does not have too much trouble about approval. The number of veterans in legitimate schools is declining. But benelit payments will be available until 1956-even to some veterans who already have completed courses. This available money Is a great temptation to the racketeers The Veterans Administration therefore wants funds for closer screening of Gl educational applications, especially those asking for additional training. Money so spent would be well spent. It would help to insure education for veterans instead of allowing them to be duped by schemers interested only In looting the Treasury. -ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1», 1»49 SO THEY SAY We just want to end nil legal discrimination. We want to make margarine a free product r.nat can move on its own merits.—Paul Trulti, president of the National Association of Margarine Manufacturers. * • • People arc »n asset, a natural resource, and not a liability....Humanity has the right, itie duty and the privilege of having faith In the future.— Netherlands Dr. Egbert de Vrles, expert on rural economies. * • » Progress can be made only If ihe states of the Near East collaborate along harmonious and constructive lines...seeking, through expansion ot trade »nd the exchange of skills and capital the development cf their resources for tncir common benefit.—President Truman. t • » Tills year and next year, more ot us. perhaps many more of us, will go broke individually man in the years just pusl. Because, In the first place, there are more of us. But, more important, customers are back in the saddle where they belong. »nd they are again making distinctions between horses, jackasses and mules— Beardsley Ruml, author of the "pay-as-you-go" lax plan. * * * I am firm in my belief thai there shall be no pressure brought to bear by any church against the proper operations of the government and that Iherc shall be recognition of the tact chul all citizens may express their views freely on Questions ot public interest,—Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. * » » You (Americans) switched from subsidies lo credits and business as usual, but we are gel- ting neither credits nor business.. ..If you do not give us credit or orders, you must give us up. And if you give up Berlin, you give up more than u*.—Mapor Ernst Reuter of Berlin. 'It's Okay With Me, John, but Can You Afford 'Em?' Britons Deny Over Population Cause oi Nation's Economic Ills By DeWlit MatKntxi* . AP rttttf* Affair* PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Marshall Plan Administrator Shows Irish Officials How to Chase Dollars WASHINGTON — fNEAl — Too rying about some dollar earnings on much of this stuff nou' flying their account. The Marshall around about what Britain mu.stjPlnn give-away Is going to end in rto anti what the U.S. must do to another three years. After that the overcome Europe's dollar shortages Is way up In the clouds. But Marshal Plan Administrator Paul Hoffman has a story which brings the subject right down to earth. This is It: When Huffman made his recent flying inspection trip to Europe, he ' British arc going to be hard put to find enough dollars for their own use, let alone taking care of the Irish. So on this trip. Mr. Hoff- food isn't too good, though you'v got more to eat in Ireland thai any place in Europe. You ought tc have a tourists' bureau there, work ing on those people who have some time to spend, as well as some money. You ought to be picking up millions of dollars from Americai man called on the Irish government! tourists that you're letting slip officials and started his sales talk. I right by you." . The Irish pricked up their ears and asked how. stopped 'off in Ireland. Shannon, "Right out here at Shannon air- Ireland, Is the first Eviropean .stop port." began Mr. Hoffman. "Shan- for many of the eastbound trans- non is the last stop in Europe for Atlanlic planes. And it is the lust stop in Europe for returning flights. Sometimes, when the weather is bad or there Is plane trouble, pas- ninny home - bound Americans. Those who hnve been in Eurons on business usually begin to remember —when they hit Shannon — trmt sengers get hung up at Shannon f they've forgotten to pick tip any for from five hours to five days, little present for the wife and the least among these has been family. And they start looking Mr. Hoffman himself. On this last trip to Europe, however, Mr. Hoffman had business in Ireland, tt Is one of the Marshall around the airport waiting room to see what they can buy. "There's a little gift stall that has a few handkerchiefs. But the Plan countries. It got $78.000.000 Sir) who is supposed lo sell them aid last yenr and has asked for I works only a six-hour day. Usually 547,000,000 this year. This is less'she isn't there when most people than any of the other Marshall j want her. "That stall should be open 24 hoi'rs a day," continued Mr. Hoffman in his most convincing manner. "Planes are arriving and departing at all hours of day or night. What's more, it should not be Just a counter, but a complete shop with a full line of your best Irish linens and embroidery." More Idea* The Irish officials began to buy. but Mr. Hoffman had other idcns. "There's nothing there to induce tourists to stop off and see your Plan beneficiaries except Iceland nd Trieste. The Irish haven'l been too worried about their dollar shortages. Principal reason Is lhat the Irish depend on the British for whatever dollars they need. The Irish sell their butter and eggs to the British for pounds sterling. Then when Ihe Irish need dollars to buy U.Sv grown feed grains tor their cows and chickens, they simply aslc the British to fork over. Time lo Start Nevertheless, Mr. Hoffman thinks j beautiful little country. The hotel that the Irish ought to start wor- accommodations are terrible. The Coincident with the Anjlo-Amer- can conference in Washington to Then he had a third Idea. Mr Hoffman isn't a drinking man himself, so this meant nothing to him personally. But he pointed out that the United States had a 19,000,000.000 a year spiritous liquor market, and the Irish had a reputation for making some awfully good whisky. Why weren't they selling more Irish whisky to the U.S.? Well, the Irish said they consumed about all the whisky they made themselves, and they didn't know whe'ther they wanted lo cause a shortage at home. Mr. Hoffman was persistent. He told them they ought to increase their production and export the surplus. And even If they dldn'l make more, they'd be it lot better off If they exported some of their headaches to the United States, and started earning some more dollars for themselves before It was too late. » • • On Mr. Hoffman's return trip lo America a few days ago. he wasn't able to stop off in Shannon again. His plane flew non-stop across the Atlantic. But before he left London, he heard that the Irish tmci opened a gift shop at Shannon Airport, and that it was ooen 24 hours a day with a full line of Irish merchandise. Th« DOCTOR SAYS BT Edwin P. leniai, M. D. Written f*r NEA 8er»lte When whooping cough develops he patient should be isolated at once to avoid infecting others. Treatment includes rest In bed, good nursing care, and special attention to the nutrition, especially U there i vomiting. Most doctors believe that the vaccine against whooping cough will give good protection to children. It usually best to begin these injections when the child Is about six months old. Infants or small children who have not been given the injections to Immunize them but who have been seriously exposed are sometime* given a special serum which seems to help In making the more mild. Whooping cough is not a disease which should be accepted ».s Just one of those things which always happens to children. It is serious and all possible steps should be taken to avoid It. Whooping cough Is carried directly from person to person. Children from 1 to 10 years old are most likely to be atacked. but older children, adults and Infants under six weeks old can catch it. When tins infants are attacked it ts a very serious thing indeed. Coughing Become* Worse At first the symptoms seem like an ordinary cold, with slight fever running nose .watering eyes, and slight cough. After a week or 10 days the cough begins to become worse and the typical paroxysms of coughing set in. The fit of coughing begins with a series of 15 to 20 lorcet short coughs without any breaths in between. The child may get bhu in the facft and then take a deep br?ath of air which sounds like i whoop. Whooping cough carries somi danger to life .particularly for smal infants and old people. Even those who recover may have hemorrhages and bleeding. The most commol complications are in the lung iUell Note: Dr. Jordan Ls unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he • will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. •* QUESTION: Kow can a cance of the tongue be detected? Woult it be by an X-ray? ANSWT31: A diagnosis can oftei be made Just by looking at th .ongue. If there is any question, a i' bit could be cut out and examined under the microscope. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erakine Johnson XF.A Staff Correspondent By Krskine Johnson NBA SUfr Correspondent HOLLYWOOD _(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Louis B. Mayer Is talking to his attorneys about legally adopting the 11-year-old daughter of his recent bride. Lorena D«nker. If he doe.s the youngster will be America's No. I heiress. Shirley Temple has turned down nearly half a million dollars worth of commercial tlcups for her daughter, Linda Susan, who won't bi> two until January. Among the items were baby shoes, baby food and canned milk. Teaming of Shirley and David Niven in "A Kiss for Corliss" was a stroke of EstnliU was married, briefly, to Chu-Chu Martinez, the rhumbs band leader, and they have a daughter. She sang and danced In New York night clubs and then came to Hollywood with an M-GM contract. That, was seven years ago, when she was only 15 and knew three English- words. "What's cookln', kccd? She —nt to school at M-G-M "T always complained of heartaches and asked to i« (.a tht studio hospital. Instead. I wandered around the lot looking for movie slars." She didVt make a picture at 1H-G-M, returned lo Xrw York. Hollywood discovered her again. genius. They're delightful together, j After seven minor roles, she's gct- • • 1 tin?.the star treatmenl. She hopes Joan Crawford i* unhappy about [ th(1 st «tlio doesn't ballyhoo her as that Warner Brothers announce-! a "Latin Bombshell." "There are menl lhat she'll do a movie based i '"" nl * nv La"" bombshells—I on the story of Bujrsy Siegcl'a girl j thcenfc." friend. Virginia Hill. She says HI After being married to one, she Isn't true. | rtoc*n't care about Latin lovers— • • • I "They tell you lo stay home and This is Hollywood. Mr. Jones: ' they go out." Director otto Preniinger and his! She dotes on prize fights—"I wife got a divorce and celebrated the event together with a champagne dinner at the chanteclalr. • » • Hannah Williams, the torch singer, is making a comeback under the management of Binp's brother. Everett. Among her prized possessions Is a photograph of Bing on which he wrote: col so excited I go into the ting and help heem.".Lupe Velcz used lo dn the same thing. As a matter of fact, Estalila. with a little more effort, could be another Lupe. Kirk Atalnst Kirk? A few years ago oliva de H.ivil- land almost found herself In trouble competing with herself (or an Oscar with "The Dark Mirror" and "To Hannah Williams, who start- " To Ea ch His own." Same may ed It all." > happen to Kirk Douglas. Warner I guess thcr's no argument Ihnt Bro 'l>crs will rush "Young Man she originated hot rhythm singing.' WUn * Horn" through for an early In The I.lmellghl ' i '"'".'•e because they feel Kirk has Estelita Rodriguez is playing her! * ^°° a chance for'an Oscar. He's first role In "Belle of Old Mexico" *l Republic. Estellla is a bljck-halred Cuban, tiny and fiery. She's 22 but wishes she were already a hot contender from "Champion." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. MtKennej . --•'•= *•--•« tiilhoriyl Written for NBA Service Neat Cross-Ruffing Insures Contract Today's ham! was taken from the recent National Tournament held in Chicago. As you can see, the ,contract was only four diamonds. Nevertheless, the hand came in for a 41 4K*M VQtll 441 *«J75J ¥ AJ« • KIT *AK Tournament—HcM^i v*4. 1 A Doubt* P.» Pan 4* DouMe Pan EouWe Do:iM* DouM* 1 « 4* ] « Opcntat-Vl one* tt DUI wisnes sne were. Hip van Winkle and Slecpin; H. "Everyone's," she. said, "treat Beauty slept long r than anyoni me like • keed. I am a mother." else mentioned in literature. great deal of dticusston. • Some East and West pairs bought the contract for three hearts. If South opened a spade, this contract quickly was defeated. Tht most interesting contract was when North became Ihe declarer at four diamonds doubled. East opened the three of hearts. A small heart was played from dummy and Wejt played the eight, allowing North to win the trick with the ten-spot. The six of spades was played and West won dummy's Jack with the see. West returned the king of hearts. This trick was won in dummy with Ihe Rip Van Winkle and Sleeping! see and the ace »nd king of clubs el were cashed. I Dummy's Jack of hearu ww ruff- 75 Years Ago In Btvtheville — Mrs. TJ. S. Br^coe Is 111 at her home on Hearn St. Miss Annabel Bryant, nurse of Ihe Mississipoi Countv Health Unit. is spending two weeks vacation at Clinton, Ark. Mrs. J. B. Hale, of Little Rock-, who arrived Sunday night to be the guest of her daughter. Mrs. .Toe O. Trieschmin. and family, will be here until Friday. Mrs. Leroy Dougan anti daughter, formerly r-f here and now of Washington, D.C.. are 2iir.sU of Mrs. Douean's parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. Johnston. ed with the four of diamonds. The ten of clubs was played. East ruffed with the nine-spot and dummy over-ruffed with the king. A small spade was ruffed with the five of diamonds. Another club was ruffed and then a spade ruffed with the six of diamonds. When declarer played the nine of clubs and ruffed in dummy with the eight of diamonds, West over-ruffed with the queen. And now there was no way to prevent declarer from making another diamond trick and his contract. devUe way« of relieving Britain 1 ! economic crisis, along comes the Population Reference Bureau a private research agency in the cap. tal, and losses this bomb-shell; Britln haa 15,000,000 too many wople to support. No other coun- ry In the world Is so crowded M he United Kingdom, with the ej- ptkm of Japan. John Bull's crlsii will continue so long as he trie* to support so many folk on so few cres. Bureau experts advocate spreading this excess population over the commonwealth. And what's the answer to this startling estimate of the situation? Well, it's true lhat the United Kingdom has an area of only 94278 square miles on which lo support a population of 80,000,000. Nine of America's 48 states are bigger than the United Kingdom. England Is a sweet country with Is lovely flower-gardents and fMn awns and endless miles of he3*e«. However ,the fact remains that she can't begin to prodlved food for her big population and has to import some «o per cent of her foodstuffs This was harshly Impresed on her in the two world wars when she ran short of rations because of enemy blockades. Emigration Discounted Quite likely that had something to do with causing a heavy emigration of Britons to the dominions right after the late war. However, part of the exodus ivas due to the fact that British soldiers had seen fresh opoprtunities while they were overseas, and were moved by the spirit of adventure to emigrate. During 194«-7 Hire was a total of 291.000 British emigrants who sought new homes. Prom January to September of 1948 (the latest figure available) there were 116.000 more. Now that's a lot of people to leave a small country, and It Impelled Winston Churchill on August 1«, 1947, to appeal to his countrymen in a broadcast not to go away. He said he was shocked to learn of the projected heavy voluntary emigration of Britons at a time when the country needed labor. "I say to them," he begged, ".stay here and fight it out. Do not desert the old land. This socialist attempt to conscript labor is only a passing phase. Britain will rise again inlf^ her strength and freedom." ^ The British government has -studied this question of emigration, and while it Isn't blocking departure from the home land, all the indications are (hat It doesn't believe heavy emigration Is for the good of the country. It's position was summed up in a recent Toyal comission report which said that the government didn't hold any- thins in the way of emigration but should there be a big migration of skilled labor the government would have to consider placing restrictions on it. / The government takes the.posi- tion that Britain's economic troubles can't be solved by heavy migration. It holds that there Is no employment but that there Is useful work for all .It apparently feels that emigration of skillet! labor would cause a heavy drop in productive power and thereby hamper economic recovery. So there you have the explanation of why Britain doesn't want to get rid of ereat numbers of her people—at least not at this juncture. WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chlcka- sawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Calvin W. Wright, Pltf. vs. No. 11,020 Olive Marie Wright. Dlt. The defendant Olive Marie Wright is hereby warned to appear within thirty days m the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of Ihe plaintiff Calvin W. Wright. Dated this 2 day of Sept. 1949. HARVEY MORRIS. ClerX Percy A. Wright, ally, for Pllf. H. G. 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