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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 11, 1947
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PAGE TEN (ARK.)' COURIER NEWB 'FRIDAY, JULY n, 1947 1BE BLYTHEVILLE COURIEB, NEWS, THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINBS, PubUiher JAMES L. TORHOEFP, Editor PAUIi D. HUMAN, Advertising Manlier Sole NktiotuJ Advertising Representative*: traOttee Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, AUuta. MeeapblB. published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the port- oBlce »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October », 1911. Served by the United Presa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ot BljthevlHe or any suburnin town where carrier service Is maintained, 20o per week, or 85c per month. By mall within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year $2 00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 60 mile zone, ilO.OO per year payable In advance. Meditation This I recall to my, mind, therefore have I hope.—Lamentations 3:21. * * * Hofjc Is the pillar that holds up the world. Hojx; is the dream of a waking man.—Pliny. Walker Park Bus Line With a new bus franchise to he awarded soon by the Blytheville City Council, it is an evidence of wisdom on the part of Major Jackson find the aldermen to learn that they are to give consideration to the need for additional lines if the city is to be adequately 'served. . . Citizens who use .Walker Park, especially in the Summer, need and should have a bus line making regular runs to the park entrance, and such a route would also be oC material benefit to a large number of residents oi: the northeastern portion of the city. A route past the High School on Chickasawba also would be a great, step forward in providing services which the residents of Blytheville should have if the system is to undertake to serve the whole city. This line could well be extended to the West perhaps on ' Hearu and reach another large segment of the city's population which would use such service if it were available. Service to the two new areas could :„-,. be provided by adding just one run, •«•''" but it probably would be advantageous to the holder of the new franchise to split the present lone route from Gateway to the extreme Southwestern potion of the cty, over Main to Lake Street and South on Lake. One new run might well be from Gateway to Walker Park, and the oilier from Lake Street over Main jumping over to Chickasawba and then Hearn to provide routes of about equal length. With transfer privileges a resident could get from one point in the city to another without having to walk more than a few blocks. Such a plan put into operation would make the bus franchise more valuable to the city, and the franchise worth more to the operator of the lines, not to mention the service which would be available for those who must ride the buses or walk, or hire a taxicab. A Pleasant Labor Story After all the furor raised by the Taft-HarCley Act, it is a pleasure to call attention to an example of mutually intelligent and sympathetic labor- management relations. Tt is particularly pleasant since the union in th?. case is a local of the CIO United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. It is no secret that the UERMW international policies follow the Conr ' munist Party line pretty consistently. Officers who shape those policies have followed that line so long that the general public is inclined to think of the whole UEUMW as extremely left-wing. This is not tvue of many of tho locals and we are sure, most of the rank and file. So perhaps the account which ; follows will help to put the picture into better focus. A year ago a wage dispute arose ' between the UERMW local at the Pratt & Whitney division of the United Ail- craft Corp. in Hartford, Conn. The result was a 20-week strike of some 2200 workers. This year the union asked for • a Vage increase of 15 cents an hour. Then it dropped the demand. The reasons behind this unusual act reflect credit on both parties. In the • " first place, the company opened its books for the union's examination. Evidently the Pratt & Whitney management took the reasonable attitude that the workers as well as the executives have a stake in tho company's future welfare—an attitude that by no means enjoys universal acceptance. After examining the company'H financial position, the union president said: "The hooks proved that the company did have an excellent earned surplus, but they also proved that a major portion of this surplus was invested in inventory. These books also showed that tho company, since V-J Day, has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in a development program. But these points, to us, spell job security-" As a result of these sensible and peaceable negotiations, the company granted six paid holidays, equivalent to a pay raise of about 3 cents an hour. Discussion of a general wage increase will be taken up in September. , No matter what the international executives may think, it is clear that the Hartford union's officers and'mem- bers believe in growth and prosperity of private employment. They have real- i/.ed that a contract which takes the bulk of a company's surplus in wage increases may prove a poor reward. Both management and labor in this case have been concerned with the company's present and future financial health. They have wisely regarded job security as their mutual concern. Their co-operation and confidence are particularly encouraging in an industry which at present is somewhat insecure. This story is not, of course, an exceptional case of a friendly employer- employe agreement. But it does have its exceptional aspects. Certainly if there were more such examples of good faith between management, and labor, the Communists in high union office and the die-hards in the top echelon of industry wound find themselves speaking to smaller and smaller audiences. VIEWS OF OTHERS Dislike For Paying Taxes Government has been growing away from the people. It has become "they", not, "we." An important reason is that government, has got, lo ix too big and complicated for the citizen to know much nbont. and to understand. This is true, in n measure, even ot local government. One effect is a dislike for assessing property, and paying this and other taxes. The cittau has only a dim idea of wlmt his tax money is spent for, combined with a strong suspicion thai much of it is wasted. Wichita, Kansas, which has won an enviable 'standing for traffic safety, is now tryins to sell •its people on assessing properly fairly, and paying all of their taxes willingly—in the same spirit with which they contribute to worthy causes. Tax assessors are being,given evening courses in salesmanship and getting on with people. A publicity campaign informs the public on how its tax money is used—the essential services it provides. . That's smart politics, if combined with economy in spending, it should get rcsulls. But economy is the vital need. No amount oi publicity will satisfy people with careless spending of their money. They would be prize saps if they could be hornswogglcd into cheerfully sweating out cash for public waste. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. BARBS BY HAL COCBRAJi 'Hiyah, Chum! Howyah Doin'?' Steel Expert Puts Skids Under Idea oi Long Business Boom Sunday School Lesson Scripture; 1; Matthew Senate Agriculture Committee Supports Bill To Experiment With Coal in Making Fertilizer BY PETER EDSON' NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, July 11. <NEA' — Kansas Sen. Arthur Capper's Agriculture Committee is expected 10 report favorably this week on a "bill lo establish a national soil fertility policy." If this sounds as if Congress wus about to pass a law to make the ground yield more crops per acre, that isn't quite it. First thing the bill would do is give the Tennessee Valley Authority $8 million to build an cxjseri- tinental plant nt Mobile, Ala., la make triple superphosphate, .fertilizer"'by a new blast fnrnacu ;process, using Florida phosphate rozk and Alabama • Then the Department of Agriculture would be empowered lo take the 100,000 tons of fertiliser this plant would produce, buy an- j it on the open market. LOOKS LIKE A FAT SUBSIDY Now this looks like a nice fat subsidy for the fertilizer trust. H makes the government do a basic research job, it develops a lot of new customers and then it turns the business over to private enterprise. 'But strangely enough, fertilizer manufacturers are trying to kill the bill. American plant Food Council aivl National Fertilizer Association, the manufacutrcrs' trade organizations maintaining lobbyists in Washington, .ire against It. What the'.i battle boils 'clown to is another round in the old struggle of private enterprise vs. government operation of anything, any time. Leading"" fertilizer manufacturers testified they feared that if the government made a success of this per cent. ELECTRIC FURNACE DEVELOPED BY TVA Then TVA developed an electric f;ir:>ace method of y-vodur.n^ phosphates. During the wjr TVA pro- .dnced 00 per cent of the plios phorus used in munitions. In spite j ~iare more from j experiment,, it might tend .towards give it _ all i llU t;nializitioii or :;cr. i>'7.-.t:on of the freight fertilizer resources, manufacture ' ami distribution. Also, .these manufacturers fear competition from the Co-ops. Original sponsor of thus soil fertility biil is the American Farm Bureau Federation. Co-sponsor is the National Farmers' Union'. This <V,TS the bill support of big and '.ittle iarmers. and it isn't often thai they get together on anything. The Farm Bureau's inspiration for this idea comes from Ten- other million tons or private industry, and away free except for costs. Secretary of Agriculture Clinton Anderson is against doing it on this lavish scale. But the idea of the bill is to conduct test demon- •straUons on 2 per cent of a!l the farms in every state in tint Union. This means the tests would be run on an average of 30 to 60 farms in every county. Tlie program would tost 310 million a year. IA11 this wouUl go on for five years. .Then the test plant would have to be sold to private industry and the farmers who wanted triple superphosphate would have to buy Fertilizer use increased up to 400 of ail these benefits which the in dustry lias gained, it still any extension oi this type search. What really bothers farm experts is the need for re-enriching U. S- soil. Heavily drained by over-production in recent years, the fertility of American farmland is said to be running out. TVA tests indicate that what Is needed is the application of V- pounds of triple superphosphate per acre, per year to establish and: maintain fertility on pastures and cropland. Present U. S. use averages only 14 pounds per acre per j year. i In other words, what the country is said to need is an annual prcduction of six million tons of triple superphosphate. "Wh'M. it is ydtiri'. under lh-> icrv: 1; *:" i )ciu=- try's production of what it thinks it can sell is one million tons a year. TVA is now producing about B psr cent of the total. The proposed Mobile plant would, produce an- Jtib 38--! I; 6:25-30 BY W1IXIAM E. GILIlOy, I). I). Ill reading the nook of Job it is important to remember that, it is an ancient drama in which various characters are spciKing and note in each instance just who the speaker Is. Otherwise we may find ourselves Inking as "the word of God" statements of Eliphaz, Biltlad, or Zophar. all three of them are specifically represented by God, later in the Book, as not having -spoken the "thing that is right" (Job 42:7). The late Professor Moulton in his "Modern Renders' Bible" sought to guard such misinterpretations of Biblical truth by presenting and arr.mging the Scriptures in their proper literary form. This is particularly helpful in portions of the Bible like the Book of Job. 13ut in general the practice of taking texts at random, or even un- discriminaling use of proof texts, is not conducive lo enlightened and honest study of the Bible in which every po.ssage ought to be read - n relation to its setting and context. •But if one must read the Book of .lobe with care to realize who it is speaks in the various portions, it is only in considering the Book as -.i whole thai its full significance incl mes^.ige appear. All leads up, certain conclusions regarding the fact of God in His world. The message of the Book is that, in spite of all the doubts, difficulties, and problems, the dramatic portions have presented with all the rrilism with which they have confronted succeeding generations in their quest of God, and in their questionings concerning His providence. The Hebrew poets and prophets were realists in facing all the facts They saw the dark ami terrible aspects of some- things in the world and in humUn experience. But they laid hold of the great positive, incontrovertible facts o] a world that could not be, or be upheld, without a Creator am' Ruler. They found evidences ol law and order and goodness. And they reJntert the moral law order to the law and the physica universe. They asserted, '"The heavens de the glory of God, and th, 1)Y FREDERICK C. OTHMAH (Unlled Press Staff Correspond WASHINGTON, July 11. (Uf Every time I prove to myself the business toom Is solid eno| lor me to make a killing in slick market., along comes soi| body like Walter S. Tower to •niy get-rich-quick scheme on Icil Tain't going to last, says Prl T.. in language far more prec| and dignified. He means in t| steel industry, upon which mi other businesses depend, and ought to know. He is president I •tlie 'American Iron and Steel J.| stitute. The Senate Small Easiness Coil mittee called him in to see wlif he thinks nlxnil the boom, whi<J lias mamiactiirei's scrambling today's record steel producLioj Some, in desperation, are pay shadowy characters up to 5300 I ton for metal worth $80, othel are closing their plants, and srarl are telling their troubles to tf senators. Strictly temporary, said the dl tingutshed steel master, a onl time college professor who hi been 25 years in the blast furnal business. Tall, spare, craggy-jawl and with eye-brows jutting ovl I he tops of his rimless spcctijctf he made an erudite .witness, cooled the Senate caucus room <i my speculative fever) considerabl •He even calmed down a Scnl tor or two. The dialogue went li| this: ] firmament shewelh His handiwork bucks i aay unto day uttereth speech, and of re-* night unto night sheweth knowledge." So, here in the Book of Job, u. elsewhere, they asserted the fac 3f God in His world. "The eartt is the Lord's and the felines thereof—the world and they tha dwell therein." It was the fool :hev said, who had declared in hi Teart that there no God. Anc their wisdom was justified. Fo without fo.ith, and without God yhat is there for man? iM'.siec Valley Authority expcri- other 4 per cent. So 90 per cent of incr.ts cm use of fertilizers. In 1033 the business would still be in the 15 Years Ago In Blytheville— E. B. Lyinan has returned from a visit to points in Minnesota. Blytheville golfers swamped the 22-man team of the Kennctt g.ilf club in a tournament at the Joc'il _„„..„ s ...., _ club Sunday afternoon. The score that the auto factories seem to was 52 to 11. Horace Gulp was me- I gobbling up more sheet steel tl dalist among the simon inires with i comes ... •- . -• --• The steel ministry today is pil ucing at the i-jlc of 85.0W| ons A, year (Tower said), or 00,000 tons more than in the Jrevious peacetime year of 19 ?his cannot last, he added. ThJ demanded Sen. Allen J. Ellcncj if La., how much longer? "Nine months ago," slid Towl 'we were all led to believe ul :he shortage of automobile til would last until the end of, rear, if not longer. (He clearca Jiroat.) I don't know of any shortage today." Sen. Ellendcr, Sen. Zales N. )| ton of Mont., and Commit! Counsel Ray Dickey wanted a b| ter answer than that. Tower s| if they insisted upon his perso| opinion, he'd be delighted. He already there was no partieu shortage of electric rcfriqerattl deep freeze units,' washing machhl and similar steel products. "And 1 cannot foresee de for steel lasting indefinitely now," he said. Sen. Ellcnder wondered what 1 meant by "indefinitely." Tower he meant that by new year's believed the steel industry wo| be Joafing along at less than per cent of capacity anil meet] all orders. Even so. said Sen. Ellendcr, til isn't a bad prospect for Americ| free enterprise. "Free enterprise," exclaimed Tel er. "Well, I suppose there are lh<f who can remember the day^s free enterprise in this countil But the gentleman from LouisU| said he doubted if ir.dnstrj suffering today; ll: f.ict, ha it is making more money tl| ever before, "I do not believe the record support that statement," replj Tower, gazing at him levelly. The boss steel mUker, : scnting 109 companies, wei to «ay that export sales amount to much, that the called gray market is unimportf] TVA .started test demonstrations on 2 per rent, of the farms in its area. hands of private industry, if industry was just smart enough to step up and take it. IN HOLLYWOOD • • • • • •••••a* BARBS RETAO HAW HAW I The world seems worse because you seldom hear about the bad things that don't happen. * * * The ticsl acting in the movies Is done by the man who smiles when you sit on his straw h»t. * + * Most women admire pipe smoking—until they marry a man who smokes one. * * * An Indiana man who stole an nuto iutl (or jtike lias rioltiiiif; (o do (or 30 days but laugh. Here's hoping tlie sunburn season * - il| stop some jieople Ironi giving themselves so many pats on the brxck. SO THEY SAY The next step ii\ the development jr a program to restore Europe's economy must come from European nations themselves—Russia and Great Britain as well as other countries.— George C. Marshall, Secretary of Stale. * * * In the moral battle that engulfs tlie world, we must make firm our faith that the voluntary association of Informed, free men Is stronger than any police-whipped multitude.—Qov. Thomas E. De^'cy of New York. By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Slaff CorresimndciU HOLLYWOOD. INKAI — Thi Magnificent Jerk and the BcantiJul Hunk of Alan, who onco pitched a tent opposite the Fox studio and lived In it for three days as a protest to his non-employment by film studios, wants to be kno'.vr. now as just plnin Victor Mature, actor. "It was great publicity when 1 needed it." Mature saitl. "I did jerk things on purpose to altnict attention. It worked. Now t want to f or- get it. 'You can go on anting in pictures as long as you've yol money in the bank and don t have to bOL> the second nickel I ever cnrnct'. I'm probably the tightest actor ir. I'm probably the actor )n America." Vic's studio wanted to put him back in more "jerky musicals" i when he got out of the Guard. "I was a soiu* nml dance man but I couldn't sim; i|3cn Gav- dubbed his voiced nml I couldn" dance. So I turned 'cm down and just sat and waited to see what would happen." Something did happen. Director John Ford was looking for on actor to play tho consumptive gunman. Doc Hnlliday, in "My Darling Clementine." Xo one seemed to suit Ford nml finally .in assistant said: "You'll probably wind nr> ma' ing a consumptive out of Vic Ma lure." "Its an Idea," said l-'ord. "L 1 test liini." So they tested Vic for the pnr and he got It. Then he played tilled Englishman In "Moss Hose and now he's a convict in "Kiss o Death." "Those roles," says Vic, "Rot m out of the Jerk department, an I'm going lo stay out of it from now on." A I.IU.U, I.ARKV1 The book "Miracle of (lie Iwlls" has (his description in onr p^s- sa^c: "If you had given him a sec - nml glance, which you would not, you would have described him as insignificant. The thin, undersized bndy was lopped by a small head, for which Ihc prominent hose and cars were too large, and the chin WL»S not strong enough for Hw nose 1 ." For ibis .lessc 1,. Lasky announced th^ casting of Frank Sinatra. It's the description of l-'atbcr I'iiul in the book. Givinv-you're-alt-for - your-art dcpt.: William Tracy had his he:id shaved just lo test for the role of an 18-year-old boy who is electrocuted in the film "Rebel Without Cause." Ann Dvorak ami the boy friend, dancer iRor Dcga, were telling friends lhat they'll wcil as soon as her divorce is final. A lot of Hollywooditte are paying repeat visits lo the Coront: Theater for Jane Wyatt's per- nrmance in "Skin of Our Teeth." . 1J. SHAW "COM.AUOUATES' Frankie Carle, the orchestra lea- T who writes music on the side '.Sunrise serenade"), has a new id .surprising collaborator—George ernard Shaw. Only Shaw doesn't now it yet. "And when he finds out." says Carle, "I dont know what's o happen." Always looking for something new. Frankie found a short poem Shaw wrote In 1041 about going to Ireland and not finding any music in the Rloivs nor purple in the bog;, and ending with, "My Irish dartdv said It, hut the dear old humbug lied." So Frnnklc set the words to muix and will Introduce the song to the bandstands and airways if Shftv gives permission. Agents in London are working on it now. 77. Johnny Pev)p also shot a, John Smith's Blytheville Cardinals will meet the HO'RPI Se-tport- ers at Helena in :\ game Sunday. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Review the Kidding Mentally in Play By WILLIAM E. McKENNEY America's ('aril Authority Written for NEA Service Do you rcv'.e'.v the bidding in your o\vn mind several times during the play of a hand? Many mistakes can be avoided by goin^ over the bidding, and lack of bil- ding as well. Bidding on today's hand was rathe^ simple, but nevertheless important in the play of the cards. The ol>ening lead wns won in dummy with the queen of clubs and a small diamond was led. iouth played low and West won with the queen. A small heart was ivon in dummy with lite jack and I another diamond played. South tvon Ihis with the ace and North showed out. the cards, could you figure out the light play? When I saw tlie hand played, declarer went into a huddle and finally played a-*small spade from dummy, South won with the queen, and this was the play that defeated the hand. West should have played the kiiiK from dummy without a moment's hesitation. North had shown out of diamonds on the second round, so declarer knew tiiat South had five diamonds to the ace-king-ten, jf South also held the ace of spades, would he not I'avc opened the bidding- Had cut in the form of au] incbiles, and that he had a pi able/to answer a question ab| duplicate orders. "The president of one of steel companies wanted "an e'l trie toaster," Tower said. "He tl me that he placed five sepail orders for a toaster. I asked 11 what he would do if he got livery on all five. He siicl he wol worry about that when it. h| pencd." Tower's idea was that man;I buyer of steel had better. si worrying soon before he is dclT cd with it. And I BIH.-?S 111 h;| on to my E-bond. declarer reviewed the bidding his own mind, he would . hi known that it was impossible South to have the ace of 55 Network 56 Indians 57 Scatter 58 Girl's nickname * Q 5 1 • AK 1075 + 73 Rubber— Both vul. South Wcsrt North Pass Pass Pass Poss 2N.T. Pass KM I I A 3N.T U forward - ,-^ 2 Burden 3 Born > 4 Dutch island 5 One South returned a club, declarer plnyed low and North won with Tin cans first were mjidc by tin-'he king. At this point North led smiths, who turned them out byllie deuce of spades. Looking at hand at the rale of GO a day. all four hands, it is not difficult to see that declarer should go up Michlnrm soils more game licen- wltn dummy's king of spades, nut ses ihan any oilier stale, without, Knowing the location of HORIZONTAL 1.4 Pictured pretender to Spanish throne STotnl v - 59 Assent 11 Trigonometry VERTIC AL function 12 Opposed 1 Straight- ' 13 Coconut fiber 15 Actual 1G Musical in.strumcnt 17 Gaelic IBKesorve (ab.) 19 Military servants 21 Recede 22 Like (suffix) 23 Laughter sound 24 Preposition 20 Diphthong 27 Essence 29 Small cities 31 Bone • 32 Anger \ 33 Steeple 35 Fort of Rome 38 Behold! 39 Senior (ab.) 40 Negative 4! Nickel . 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