The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 26, 1946 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 26, 1946
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PAfflt EIGHT •LITHJSV1LLB £t>U&EEK FRIDAY, JULY 36, 1946 fBX BLTT2kUU£ OOUBJXB MBWI B. W. HAMB, MMb*r MUEB U TE7HOBT. BOHor B. ATK3NS, AdTCttUt* v au* Itattocal WWtee* Wtaer Co, halt. Attao*. ~ Tort. cpt Sunday Botand M wooed eta* matter at Uw port- at BiytbfcrtUt, nirtnaii. under art or Ooo- October 8. 1817. Berred by to. nutted Pno •UB8CSIPTION RATH BT carrier Sa U» city ot Blythenn* «e any •ntarbaa' town where curler Mrrloe I* main- taioed, JOe per week, or Ho per month. 1)7 tn»U. wttbfei a radii* ot «fl mile*, 14.01 per jr*u, *3J» for itz month*, tl.OO tor three month*; tt <n*A eutalda.M mi* Mae. MOJO MT r«*r payable k ady»to«. Alibi Offered Early Even before the United States Senate had voted for restoration of price controls, OPA officials were offering an -alibi, or at least being amazingly fninktwliett some of the officials were quoted by the United Press as having said/'it would be extremely difficult, if hot impossible 'to roll food prices back to the June 30 levels." Some of those soaring prices nre rolling back riphl jiow without any OPA. And, it might added that it would be extremely difficult, if not impossible for OPA to point out a single instance where it had succeeded in rolling back the price of even a single item. OPA in the earlier months of its existence did a fairly good job of holding prices down, but it has not had experience in rolling back prices. .For months before the expiration of its lease on life on July 1 it had been ^slipping fast in its avowed purpose of holding the line on prices. Numerous increases had been granted, but "that was not enough to keep the black markets down in many parts of the nation. .\Vhile OPA was attempting to hold prices down by raising them (sounds rather confusing, but that is what happened) it allowed some items to go up when they might otherwise have held more' reasonable levels, and, it this actually was the case, then the OPA was costing both the taxpayer and the consumer money. _-'_• Now that the OPA is doubtful that itjcan roll prices back, what earthly use is there for resurrecting the agency —one that can the public. It is from its grave unless, perhaps, it is to spend the $75,000,00p provided in the appropriation for the OPA which President Truman signed this week. The measure in the form that it came from the House—Senate Conference Committee has one new feature be very valuable to the Decontrol Board. That is a new group of bureaucrats with authority to aay when OPA shall give up the ghost and no longer attempt to control prices of specific merchandise. If the Decontrol Board will just work fast enough and take everything out from under controls, the economic law of supply and demand can stop in and do effectively wfiat our lawmakers and the President are willing to pay the OPA $75,000,000 a year to try and do. Minority Rule Though Negroes voted for the first time in Georgia's Democratic primary, the unhappy instance of "minority rule" still prevails. Thanks to the state's county unit electoral system, Eugene Talmadge got the gubernatorial nomination (and the office, in that one-party state) in spite of receiving considerably fewer votes than his prin- ,cipal opponent. Since Mr. Talmadge hus been governor three times before," Georgians know what to expect from him. It is safe to say that his return to office .will be a bitter disappointment to the majority who voted for James V. Carmichael, after the enlightened administration of Ellis Arnall. But perhaps four more years of Governor Gene will move Georgians to amend, at long last, the antiquated county unit system which has thwarted the popular will and made those four more years possible. Clothed With Little Authority *.IN HOLLYWOOD/.. BY EKSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, July 20. <NEA> — For a minute, we though (he casl- tng directors had gone crazy. Big, blond Sonny Tufts, the bobbysoxers' delight, was playing a rough, tough war correspondent, who pushes around his «ray- thatched mother, doublecrosses his sister-in-law, and betrays 'A5in Blyth. Dan Duryea, who has pushed the Indies around In several films, winning recognition as Hollywood's No I cinematic heel, was being gay. chivalrous, tender, and romantic. It just couldn't happen in Hollywood, where everybody gets typed and goes on playing the same kind of a role until he is deader than a canned sardine at the box- office. Maybe, we figured, someone has gotten the call-sheets mixed, _. Mr. Universal studio had sudden-1 ly gone balmy, or some of those radioactive thlngamajigs had slipped Into town unnoticed and iiad turned Tufls and Duryea themselves into mental cases. A CHANGE OF PACE Then we discovered H was all prearranged. It was a ncnl little plan to give Sonny and Dan a change of pace and to silence their growl- Ings, of late, that they were ih a typing rut. Sonny becomes the hero with he heart of n heel in the Mark Helllngcr movie "Swell Guy." Dan s tn gallant in another Universal licker, "White Tie and Tails." We didn't get to talk to Dan, who wasn't working, but \ve did corner Sonny, between scenes. And Sonny .said it was wonderful—"like a breath of fresh air." I havent had a good role since my first one In 'So Proudly We Hail'," he said. "All I've been doing lately is following Bing Crosby around, laughing at his jokes, and chasing Betty Button up trees. Paramount didn't want me to do the role at first, because they sakl the bobysoxers would get mad. But ive finally talked the sludlo into It. j J». _! SONNY'S A NEW MAN "I'm the new Sonny Tufts," he grinned. "I haven't been to a night club In weeks, and I'm. even rehearsing my lines nt home. I have a lot of long speeches—one of 'em seven minutes. I did it in one take —just to be a ham." At lunch, Sonny said, he gets together with Dan and they exchange trade secrets on being a heer for lore on the fine points of Chester- fleldian deportment. If the two pictures ever get on a double-bill, the fans, we are sure, will stagger out more confused than a double-bill generally leave them. Ann Savage sent an eel photo to a fan in autograph- Stalingrad, Russia, the other clay. And therein lies a story. During the war.. American MPs had quite a problem at a camp in northern Iran. Russian truck-dVi- vers refused to slow down at the camp gates. The MPs went into a huddle, and next morning the trucks slowed down. On the gates the MPs had Placed a large Yank Magazine pinup picture of Ann Savage. The eye-filling photo of the movie blo»d e did the trick. French President SO THEY SAY The federal government gives u large amount of money to the .states every year to hc)p In the professional education of the pig farmer but not one cent to aid In the professlosal education of the teacher of children.—Dr. Ralph McDonald, National Education Association official. WASHINGTON COLUMN I Coal Mine Scuttlebutt Copyright, 1946, NEA SERVICE, INC '' CHAKTER i i wedding is over. Delia and •;•*•! have swept out the last of the trice, changed the sheets en Cecily's [bed,.covered what remains of the •big four-tiered wedding cake and called it a day. I .The house must seem empty to' ;I>ella tenlght, stripped of so manj r of .Cecily's possessions. '•': -Her' cl.d Plnid raincoat is still hanging in the closet off tho service porch, though. I discovered it when I put the vacuum sweeper away." Cecily's galoshes are there, too, ccked with mud from the lasti walk she took in the spring with Vcl. Slie never would let any one clean those galoshes. '.- I picked them up for a moment and my eyes flU»d witii tears. They do that .loo oftDn. I seemed to hear Corinn^ saying again, "Mother—do you think Ce.-ily will be happy?" and it was like a judgment upon ihe. I could not answer. In Corinna's vibrant young voice I heard the ecl.o of that cruel thing I had done to Cecily. No woman has ever struck more bitterly at •mother. Corinna, who witnessed it, will never forgtt, as Cecily—and was di Robert—will never forget. tense. '. I could still hear Kobert asking me, "Was it necessary?" in the darkness of that January night, after we had lain for sleepless tours beside each other, not touching, not speaking, only hearing Stain and again those devastating words I had spoken to Cecily— oefore people who were important . to her—before the boy to whom she was engaged. "Was it necessary for you to humiliate her so?" Hebert asked. He •• h»s never stood in judgment on anyone in all his life, and 1 could 'sense his protective love encircling Cecily—and shutting me out—ex- icusing, forgiving Cecily—and so ;condemning me! • I cried out, helpless against the !««ed to defend myself, "You don't ^ 'understand! You've never undcrf: :«tood—" v.'.:'; "Then tell me," Robert said. ;¥ ! 5 Tell him? How could I tell him K ithat all through tho years he had S'S 'been cheated—for Cecily's sake— i? !«nd that she wasn't worth it . . i • •' drive you home? Delia asked, coming out to 'You I cried out, helpless against the need to defend myself, don't understand! You've iiever understood . . ." „ ..^^., ^ . of calendifius nntl foxglove All day long we had observed the amenities of long friendship but now the guests were gone nnd it was difficult to keep up the pre- nse. "Well, good night, then," Delia said. She closed the back door quietly enough behind me, but I could fed her defiant eyes on my back until I turned the corner. It was good to be outside in the warm darkness. It was a night like a thousand other nights I've had, and it brought them back to^ne in all their unbearable sweetness— my first love .affair—that June evening when tho doctor told me that my long battle for health was won—my own June wedding, and then Corinna's birth. and! English stock make silhouettes; against the walls nnd come down 1 to meet the «rcen lawns that Hob- ] ert keeps so closely clipped. 1 Robert loves flowers; our back-! yard is n miniature showplace of! the town since Corinna grew out' of the tag and sandpilc days. In • fact, the whole house shows the' evidences of Robert's love of his] home. He should have had a dozen I it' '.the service porch. She looked a lioe,;wHh that, wary hostility I've 'grown to know so well these pas • •ix JBonlhs. Delta is afraid of me • •btjtA* been for Tears, but she ••wM|ht the covki Kare me oft by !>,-, .-tood talk. Now'sht'i uncertain •'j-Al^Yfurioui.about wbct I've done » .Cecil/ 1 */life—I .don't suppose "'~ ' ; r;iortiye.n>e, but ihe'll 111 walk," I said. It comfo'rled me a little" loToiow hat Cecily, too, would hold summer always in her heart. Some- ow it brought her closer to me, tnowing that we would always lave at least this bond—a common ove of rose fragrances and long, lew-sweet evenings and moonlight warm on the motionless plumes of acaranda trees. * • • f WAS glad to turn in at my own gate for another precious mo- Ticnt of home coming. Delia's louse is enormous and imposing, but Cecily always liked mine best, I think. It has a livelier look; it seems to reach out to you the minute you see. it so that you can hardly wait to get inside to the love that is waiting for you. It is a little white Cape Cod cottage with an arched trellis framing the front door and ivy wandering over the trellis. The sun paints pointed shadow leavei on the while clapboards in the daytime and they are still children of his own to father, instead of our lone chick, but he's adoplcd half the youngsters in town—the ones from across Marlin > Street in what the Women's Club I calls the "underprivileged" dis- ' trict. The neighborhood where i Robert found Val years ago. ' I guess it's the essence of all that: lobert is that makes people want o come in to our house. I never oved it more than I did tonight, returning to it atter nil the lavish-, ness of Cecily's wedding. I \vas : lungry for the simplicity and' peace there. And after all those mobs of laughing people I wante<l- ,o be alone with Robert and. Corinna—and my memories of summer. j It was nice to find Corinna still In her pale green marquisette gown sitting on the love seat eager to talk it all over with me. "Oh, mother, wasn't Cecily beau- tifull" she said almost the moment I opened the door. j I turned away quickly, pretend-1 ing to take oil my light jacket, I 1 remembered Cecily's arrogant] loveliness of last winter and I could not speak. ; It was her arrogance directed 1 toward Corinna that had driven me to cruelty. ., , | XT» Be Continued) >;^_ J BY PETER EDSON NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. July 20. (NBA) —Th e Navy Is having a fine time for Itself running the coal mines, ahoy. Admiral Ben More-ell, the Coul Mines Administrator, has over 200 naval officers working for. hlrn while the government Is theoretically operating the seized soft-coal industry. • - ' These officers nre nearly all .eligible for discharge on points. Bui they're sticking to the ship—that Is, the mines—till they bring 'cr back, sate to port that Is, turn 'em back to private ownership. There may be a tendency to call a portal u hatch, or to refer to o pit us the hold. But, by and large, the sen-going topside mine supervisory employes can now tell pick from an anchor, and the coal Is coming but of the bunkers -that is. the mines—for full speed ahead- thai is, efficient production. Sometime this fall. Rear A'dnfl- rnl Joel T. Boone of the Navy's Medical Corps hopes to have ready for Admiral Morcell his report on the coal mines' hospital, medical, sanitation, and housing conditions. Dr. Booue has been in busines Inspecting these mines since the end of Muy, when John L. Lewis signed a new contract with Secretary of the Interior J. A. Krug. Article Five of thnl agreement provided for the health survey. It svas to be a preliminary to establishment of the Welfare and Retirement Fund raised by a 5-cents-a- ton royalty tax on the operators, nnd to the Medical and Hospital Fund raised by deductions from the miners' wages. KOONK HEI'OKT WII.I, SET MEDICAL STANDARDS When Dr. Boone makes his report, however, it will not be a- specific set of recommendations that a hospital should be built here, a new sewer system there. 01- an entire new housing project over yonder. Instead, the report will merely recommend a set of minimum' standards for health, sanitation, and housing in nil mine communities. Currently. Dr. Boone and his staff are making a swing through Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Alabama districts, hitting only the high and low spots. This trip will complete visits by Dr. Boone's group to each of the country's coal-mining regions. In each region i\ team of three naval officers has been set up—n Medical Corps officer in charge of each, working with an engineer and a recreation nnd welfare officer. It being Impossible for any one group of men to visit all the con mines in the country, these live regional teams will do most of the actual inspecting. Their data will be submitted to Washington, and the final report will be prepared here Not even the regional teams will try to visit all the 8000 to 9000 mines In the country. Only 2600 of the mines arc now under government operation. If the rcglona teams Inspect 10 per cent of Iht number, they will be doing well The Navy Is allowing local mln operators and union officials t select the mines to be inspected. CONDITIONS VARY GREATLY WITHIN EAC HEHSTRICt So far, the Inspections hav :nine conditions. Dr. Boone has 'ound. Formerly, all miners had lo-ltve on slag heaps in order to be near their mines. Now they can, and do, live 30 and 40 miles from the coal mine portal, In clean and airy surroundings, the men driving to work. The variation In state mining laws is another factor that makes preparation of any minimum standard code difficult. Illinois requires wnsh-houses to be built at the mines. Other state have no sucli law, though some operators have installed them voluntarily. At some mines the wash-house facilities are free. At others miners pay for their use. .THIS CURIOUS WOULD CT-CER THAN VINEfrAR IS , . , ITS SJSF'. A. B. AMLNilE.,' shown that there is no standard health or housing tn any coal min district. Oh one side oj the rlrtg there may be a mine operatln under nearly perfect condition Across the valley may be a mii: with which everything Is wrong. The difference may be due large ly to local community leadershl Squalor marks the mine cominm ily where both company and umo leaders arc lazy, The automobile and good road have worked a revolution on co HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured President of France 11 Attract 12 Bivalve 14 Sunshiny 15 Fury 18 Unbleached 19 River of his country 20 Units Jvfi 21 Molt *» 22 Railroad (abj 23 Hypothetical structural anit 24 Attempt 28 Ten holder 31 Mineral rock 32 Fuss 33 Prongs 35 Capital of his • country 38 Half an em 33Comphss point 40 Distant 43 Bogs 47 Sheepfokl 43 Dry 50 Clown 51 Impressed 52Sloal 54 Natural fats ti6 Church council T>7 Forest VERTICAL 1 Scents 2 Greek name 3 Entice 4 Irish (ab.) 5 Cipher C Departs 7 Grandchild (Scot.I 8 Employs 9 Skin disease 28 Headgear 10 Sea nymph 29 Oklahoma 11 Ahead ^ lown 13 Rosy Tjgg- 30 June bug 10 Any 33 Importune 17 Earth goddess 34 Deduces 25 Descendant 36 Buries 20 Exist" 37 Sows 27 Assent • 41 Host 42 Check 43 Ran away 44 Dawn (prefix) 45 Greek letter 46 Ment dish 47 Roman patriot 48 Was indebted 53 Negative 55 Thus Jur Boarding House with Maj 1 . 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