The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 24, 1946 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 24, 1946
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PACE EIGHT: BLTTHKTTHJ! (ASK.); POUBJEB NEWS "~"~ BO BL I1HE V iLLl mt OOOMTMI S. W. HAUfM. JAMES L. VHJHOBT, Wttor THOMAS R, ATKINS, AdTertiitac U«ni«» do, Nev , MempbK Tort, Ohl««o, Published Every Afternoon Except Batenxi « wcood claw mktttr at UM po*t- •BJce •MMythovtll'5, Ark»n»M, under act ot Oon, October B. if. 17. C*rr«t by the United Pn« eOBSCRIPTION RATKfl By canl'.r la tn« city ot BljtberUl* or •uturban town whet* curler nrrloe U Mioed, 20o jv' r week, of B£o per month. By mill. within a ndtu* erf « mlk«, HOt per rev, $200 for rlx mouth*, tlM for tlu«e montbi; ay man outside 60 mil* HD«, I10.W cer rear r<rnnco. Price Control and Politics The price control battle, viewed in retrospect, is ar. impretty picture. And all the hclicr-thftn-i-hou posturing by the participants aa the battle approached its climax cannot hide the fact that this, important and highly debatable issue wound up as an unabashed political squabble. The politicking started right after V-.T Day with the imprudent ending of almost all rationing. It continued when wage ceiling* were lifted and price ceilings continued. Both these gestures were immediately popular, but neither made good sense. Worse-than-wartime food shortages and "bulges" in the ho'ld-thc-line policy were inevitable re'.' suits. Meanwhile^ representatives of industry and agriculture were putting the squeeze on some congressmen to end all price control. Production was still unsteady and demand was tremendous. And some of the boys seemed to be preparing i'or a killing under the slogan of "all the traffic will bear." That didn't make sense, either. But the pressure groups assured the congressmen, and the congressmen assured themselves, that the law of supply and • demand would take care of everything ' —even though there was no promise of careful, responsible procedure for putting thai 'law back into effect in a decidedly pi-ccarioai lime. » » • The trouble which Mr. Truman, the affable ex-senator, had been having wrtli his former colleagues came to a head in the OPA Tight. Some of these colleagues scpemed to have inserted certam provisions in their price-control extension bill from a desire to clip the wings of the "bureaucrats" close to the President-. But the "bureaucrats" won. At least then- convictions, and those of their political supporters, Were closer to Mr. Truman's than were those of his party leaders in Congress. So the President vetoed the bill. The rejected bill was no legislative gem, and Mr. Truman undoubtedly won considerable labor and liberal sup' port by his veto. But the existing price control bill was no gem, either, at least not in its enforcement. And it seems Duly By ;-. 'LUCY AGNES HANCOCK just as certain that Mr. Truman also lost some support by insisting on a continuation of that law or on law at all. Those are only the highlights of a fight in which Congress as a whole emerged with a black eye—though many members probably made a hit back home by their stand on the measure. Mr. Truihan, while 1 winning a round in his fight with Congress, is now being questioned on the wisdom of throwing ceilings, subsidies and all overside —without any warning—and trusting Congress to fish them out before any harm was done. Roth sides added confusion to the fray by firing broadsides of propaganda at the spectators. The public was led to believe that rising prices were the one cause, rather than one symptom, of inflation, and that the continuation or end of price cntrols (depending on whose propagamlo you read) was the one answer and remedy i'or inflation. But if this political fight wound up a.s a draw in Washington, perhaps a a winner can be found up in Albany, N. Y. Sonic time ago Gov. Thomas 10. Di:woy, anticipating the end (or collapse) of OPA, put a state rent-control law through the Republican legislature, and thereby made some political hay. Rent ceilings were one OPA provision which almost everyone approved and wanted kept, with excellent reason. There was mild panic elsewhere when OPA and its rent ceilings departed. Jiut not in New York. The state lid was bolted fast. And Governor Dewey, with a re-election campaign coming up and an eye in 19-18, can probably be forgiven a little self-congratulation. •WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 1946 Winner of the Unpopularity Contest .IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, July 23. (NEA) —', ir,? 'carnival Jerry, the tnlklr.j do?, we ttvust. nr.d an report today, wasn't tho typs. A Hollywood voic? and dstcsh teat dlsqiulUlei hlrr.. Ar.d T/hat's so stiange about i talkir.j dog? Jerry walked up to a mike at the Hal Roach studio and said: "I run." "Mama, "I want it." "Hubbn Hubba." and "1 won't." He dialed a telephone, shut a door, and did an impersonation of Martha Raye (a toothy yawn). Studio executives, including producer Bebe Daniels, went to a projection room, looked at the rushes. and decided that Jerry wasn't ex- cnrrdvnl dog. Bryan bought him from a psss- ' ' fellow for $2.50 In „ _. old S7.50 camera—hi •ishi ri fhctcsrathlc st^re back in " "fjfirJa—as o two-week-old pup. 'Cms da? afcsut six months l»tsr, 1 tceh Jerry Into a stor^. Thare was a bulldog there. Jerry 3tu:k his tail between his legs and ran. I finally caught 'him two blocks away. "That night at dinner I told my wife: 'We almost lost Jerry today. He ran into a bulldog.' "Then my wife asked: "What did' he do? "Before I could answer, Jerry actly the type for the role of talking dog In a celluloid fantasy about to go before the cameras. "Sorry." chorused the movie people. "He's not the type for this role, Leave his name and address, and we may find a spot for him. |" We We'll have to dub in a voice lor another dog," spoke up: 'I run.' Relief The pill-rent phrase, "cautious optimism," can probably be applied aptly to Navy reaction to the Bikini atomic bomb test. Secretary Forrestal has predicted without hesitation that there will still be navies in the atomic age. At lowtr levels there has even been a hint of an "1 told you so" attitude in some Navy comment. Hut perhaps there is some hint of initial Navy apprehensiveness in the fact that the Bikini test was not scheduled until after the deadline for congressional appropriations (or the Navy in the coining fiscal year—one day after, as a matter of fact. Or maybe it was just coincidence. SO THEY SAY Wo knaw that there Is n national nix! International c-cnsplrncy to divide our people, to discredit our in.sUtulioiis niul lo brim; about, disrespect, lor mir government. Why should we blind ourselves In obvious (acts.—Attorney General Tom C. Clnrk HIS OWNER STILL HOPES What Jerry, the talking dog, said then probably wouldn't the censors. But his owner—and don'l call him trainer—Rlley Bryan ot Grumly. Va. hasn't given up 'noiA^ "Maybe." lie told us, "there will be a spot for him." Hilev Bryan, a lean fellow wearing glasses, gets angry when you refer lo htm as Jerry's trainer. '•I've never trained Jerry," he said. "He just-talks. He's been talk, ing ever since he was six months old" . • Jerry is six years old now, and his vocabulary is about six woi'cls. That's only one word a year, but you'll h:ive (o admit it's .pretty good for a dog. A mongrel, at that, "He's been talking ever sines." WAR BROUGHT HIM FAME Jerry was a local sensation around Grundy, but it took the war to bring htm into national prominence, with a guest-star spot on the People." He has been j entertaining hospitalized veterans for- four years. although liis mother was a trained drinking.) We wondered what Jerry played on the pinno. Chopsticks? Oh. no" said Bryan. "Boogie- woogie. As good a boogie-woogie as I've ever heard," There wasn't n piano handy, so this we cannot verify. But we did hear Jerry talk. "I run" was the most distinct phrase. And "Hubba Hubba" was pretty good. Jerry is a movie fan too, Bryan confided. "He's been to about 50 pictures. H e .saw 'Lassie Come Home three times. I hud to hold him in 'ils seat every time that poodle ;ot killed. "Ele likes western pictures best, because they've got lots of action." (Honest, boss, I have NOT been U. S. Naval Leader *. WASHINGTON CGLUMH A Little News About Big People Copyright ty Uny Agnes Hancock XLT • Sally returned to her room she lound Margaret Adams sealed on her bed laughing at Dora's rhapsodies. Sally dressed in haste. She didn't want to discuss her engagement just now and yet she knew Margaret v.-'mlo^e hurt II she didn't tell her. However, she was saved the trouble by Dora who blurted out the whole tlTmg. "And don't act as surprised at that bit of news as you did when I shot my bolt," she advised. Margaret laughed. "It really isn't surprising at all," •he said. "I'm awfully glad, Sally; Jim HaUock is a fine man and I'm snre_you're going lo be happy. But how are you going lo square rourselt wilh Sunderlm? That's what puzzle* m?." "Listen," . Saliy said seriously. "It's Aunt Clem's prerogative lo announce this engagement, girls. Personally, I should prefer kccp- Inf it entirely secret. It is really nqbodj'a business, you know, and •rter all, rules arc rul?s, and Jim l»: rtill a member of the staff, , though not for long now. He may bit released any day now." "Just tha same I ieel in my bcci^s that the Duchess is going to blovr a gasket, whatever that is when she hears about it," Dora ^ •pnounced. "She may b™ willing - to m*ke an exception in your case • Sally, but wait until she hears o infringement of her sacred Distributed by NEA SERVICE, INC. without me I can ccrlainly exist without Liuton. Come on, you two, I'm hungry. Being in love hasn't dulled my appetite any." They were entering the dining room when Dora • whispered: "What would you do if Blair Canfield should suddenly appear. Sally?" Sally bit her lip. "Nothing," she said coolly. "Nothing at all. Dead or alive^ Blair Canfield is definitely ancf> completely out ot the pieture. I never want to hear is name again." "Good!" Dora told her. "Somc- ow, I never did like that man, ally!" v , • * « . , , — <JTVI glad," Dr. Willoughby toM Sally. "Jim's a fine man and n exceptional surgeon. He will fo far—with you beside him, Saly." Sally stared al him in surprise. 'How—how did you kn>jw?" she 'The ctih.Jautfhed at her. "You i* not bting especially f rightcnei it th« prospect, we ea* see tha •y clcarW," they told her. 'And why «houM I be?" Dor ' -U LiotM eu» f*t »lon amazement at the sight of Sally Mayiuird in the arms of the vusU dent that Sally lifted her heat! and accepted the big handkerchief, he pul inlo her hand. "Is —is smnclVting the matter?" Norma asked, her face avid with curiosity. "Can I do anything?" "Tli-thanks," S;rtl;« gulped. "I'm all right now." * * * "JVTAYNARD'S jusl about worn ' put. Holder^" Doctor Willoughby told the staring nurse. "If you're not bus-y right now you might take her over lo her room and see that she lies down for a while. You might fix her a bro- mide—ov, wait a minute, I'll give her soniclhins to quiet her. An hour's nap will put her back in shape all right." He went into one of the rooms down the hall and returned with a glass of water and a smgl tablet. "Take this," he told lu-r, "and Irot along lo 7our room." '•I'm all right," Sally insisted, as N'orma toik her arm. "I am quite capable ot going alone." Norma's arm dropped and rfie slopped hack. "Bui," Sally added quickly, sensing the other's hurt, isked. "We haven't lifid excepting Aunt Clem." anjonc He laughed feasingly. "We have ill been watching your romance row and blossom, my dear," he old her. "Bui—but," Sally stammered, n iltle annoyed, "it only happened ten days ago, Doctor. I—I—" "You were loo clqse to it, Sally," re said. "We on Ihe oulside had a betler view. Now you're angry. Don't be, my dear. We at Union love you very much, you know, and want only your happiness." And suddenly Sally was crying, her head- on Ihe tall resident's white-clad shoulder. He patted her back comfortingly murmuring: "There, there, my," as he would to a child, and it v/asn't "if you aren't busy or needed for a minute or two I should be glad lo have you come wilh me." She spoke dilTiScntly and raw Doctor Willoughby's nod o( approval. Had he scnsol t\e antagonism between her. and llolden? She drew Normn's hand through her arm and they walked slowly down tho stairs and out through the sid% door where Sally paused for a riiomcnt to brcalhc deeply before going on lo the Annex. "They work us like horses in Ihis place," Norma said tenta- livcly as the two mounted the stairs lo Sally's room. "But I didn't think you had been having it so hard as some of the rest ot us. Shows how mistaken a person m' PETER EDSON Nl'lA Washinyiun Curn-siiomlent WASHINGTON, July 24. (NFlA.) —Congressman "All for Love" "rank Boykiu of Alabama is riming for the late John Bankhead's eat in the U. s. senate. Boykin from Mobile and isn't too veil known In the northern ua'.'l )f the state. So, recently, he got in i car and told his driver to go up iiivvth, just as far as he could go. Boykiu wanted to win some lew votes for himself and influence some voters. He came at last to a liflle town ,', ilh a crowd ready-made around lie general store. Frauk introduced liimself and proceeded to make a speech in the best flowery Uoy- iiu style. When it wns nil over, one of the crowd came up to shake liis hand. "It was n great speech." said the native, "and I shure wish I conic! vote for you. But I can't. This town's ill Tennessee." One .story that didn't get ou the cables from the atomic-bomb test at Bikini concerns a six-foot-three scientist who wa.s constantly bumping his head against the low pipes and bulkhead doors on the press ship Appalachian, one night he cut open his forehead pretty badly. They led him. bleeding, to the sick bay, and the doctor patched him up. "You know this is purely psychological," snid the doctor. '-You just forget about these low passageways. So. to impress them on your consciousness, sit down here and write on this sheet of paper IdO Limes, 'I must not bump my :iead,' " To the cngcr scientist. this sounded like sensible psychiatric medication. He snt down and wrote 'I must not bump my head." 1CU times. Thru he smiled with sa'.ls- fuclion, pushed back his chair stocd up proudly—and bumped his head aeaitist the ceiling. KILVHK'S ritH'K RISK BOTHEK!- .SENATOR MclvKLLAK Sen. Kenneth McKcilnr of Tennessee, ns chairman of the Appropriations Committee, was presidin; over hearings on Treasury nn<i Post Office" bills, to which there was attached a rider providing loi an Increase In the price of silver "From 1939 to the present, time how much has the price of silv gone up? asked McKcllar nt Treasury witness. "I am thiukii about an ounce of silver." McKcll explained, "and Ihis is important Because of a little personal espi-r iciice. I ask you this question. ''Somebody got married, and I ive my secretary $25 lo send some art of silver as a wedding present, was told afterward it was reniark- d on quite frequently at the home f the bride that the senator had out her the most Insignificant ling in the world." ing tribute. Near what should ha"" been the end of th e .. introduction, Wallace reached inlo his inside coal^pocket for Ills notes. They weren't there. Quickly his hands dove into his other coat-pockets, then into his pants-pockets. A frown crossed his classic brow. The audience began to titter. Back into the inside coat- pocket. The breat-pocket. The pants. Then over the route again, with no more luck. Just as McDonald got to the place where he was to say, "And now, ladies and gentlemen, I give you Secretary Wallace," that gentleman walked off the stage with a backward wave of his hand that said. "Phooey."" more plainly than words. The audience roared. Read Courier News Want Ads. TOB CURIOUS WOftU* HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured U.S. Navy Chief o£ Personnel 13 flood tides 15 Bloodlessness 16 Heraldic band 17 Adamant 19 Efficacy 20 Harbor 21 Alcove 23 Beverage 24 Exempli gratia (al).) 25 Myself 2B Exist 28 Near (ab.) 29 Fresher Untidy 33 Part of "be" 34 Greek letter 35 Savory 37 Cants •10 Bone 41 Toward 42 From (prefix) 43 Sun god 44 Prosperity 46 Silverware 51 Male 52 Girl's name 4 Cutting tool 55 He is a Admiral Deletion 58 iA'rir poems (>0 Lowers 51 Tun'i VERTICAL, 1 Austrian town 2 Oars collectively j Z Unsightly - ; 4 Anger 5 Compass point G Venture 7 Finishes 8 No (Scot.) U Nourished 10 Give forth 11 Bedclothes 12 Bishop's office 14 Pronoun 16 Having '' (suilix) 21 AHar screen 22 Tastes 25 Deserve 27 Melody SOFIulter (Scol.) 32 Relative (coll.) 3 5 Curdled 36 Slrive >,?, 38 Vestiges 39 Mosl sensible 45 Pierce 47 Peel '" 48 Poems 49 Ounce (ab.) 50 Born 51 South ot France 53 Man's name 55 Swear 57 We 5fl Pint (ab.) until Norm"! along -the slopped with Holden, hurrying deserted corridor, »n exclamation ot can be.' : "I imagine a vncation wouldn't hurt any of us," Sally said, wondering if Norma, too, was aware of what Doctor Willoughby had said was so perfectly obvious lo the entire start. <To nc Concluded) ' For all their knowledge and abll- ty. scientists aren't nt all sure vhat will happen when the second tomic bomb is released under wa- er at Bikini lagoon. They didn't •enow what was Boing to happen vhrn the first bomb was tested on he New Mexico desert a year ago Oilier. Just before that Initial tcsl, Enrico Fermt. Italian physicist, was betting 30 to 1 that the bomb would "explode the atmosphere" at the test site, and 100 to 1 that It would scl off the atmosphere tn a reaction that would cncompasi Ihe I earth. AT A LOSS FOR NOTE>, WAS SKCKETARY WALLACE Henry A. Wallace made the open. liiB address nt the two-day Institute on World Control of Atomic Energy in Washington He was Unreduced by Dr. Ralph McDonald, chairman of the National Committee on Atomic Information, who went into a lengthy and glow- AAlL-LfONl SQUARE -\\ILES OF THE. EARTH'S SURftKC Boarding House with Ma]'. Hoople WORD, MESS.' rOME OOT AT ONCE? "A CIRCULAR; LETTER is AS COB.' T. TH' 5ftfAE PMEMOM 1 COM.& THIS 301 rtT AR.E Deuces GALLOPING PASTTHe CABlhi OM A MOOSE/ OMERVJEtGHT h NOW &ROUIN& AT KEW e.ARDENS, IN LONDON, SERSMMATEP FROM A SEED COLLECTED -\\ORE THAN ky Golbral* SIDE GLANCES THE FOREST PRIMEVAL - ByJ. R. Williams 1 SAID. HOW MUCH? HE SAID A HUMORED THOUSAM'-- I SAID. SOLD.' THEM \ WENT TO TH' PIPE RAMCH AM' SAID, HOW MUCH WELL, SHES EXT6MD1M' HER HOLPiM'S TOO- - BUT OM SUGAR.' HE DASSM'T SMOKE,DRIWK, SWEAR.-- MEXT'LL. BE SWOR1M'.' "Wlicrc OKU I K<>? Wlmi can 1 do? I'll he n socwljuitcixst •'... ,„ all summer vilhout ballet slipper* 1'' *§"5?f?^_

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