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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 29, 1946
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FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1046 BLYTHEVILL? (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Meat Institute Criticizes OPA McCall Urges Removal Of Price Controls Orf Stock, Meat Industry By IJ3E NICHOLS United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Mar. 29. <UP)— Tlie American Meat nisllUile Thursday accused OPA of "creating" a black market 111 meat which It said was costing Americans more than $1,250,000,000 a year. Jnines H. McCall, Institute board chairman, told the House Agriculture Committee that the black market plus government subsidies was costing consumers over $2,000,000.000 a year more for meat (halt retail celling prices woud Indicate. "Full legitimate production Is the only answer to both the inflation and black market problems.'' he paid. "The only remedy is removal of price controls from the livestock and meal Industry.' iNfcCiill led off a parade of meat packing Industry representatives invited hy the committee to give their views on the meat situation. The Institute claims more than 500 members in all purls of the country, Including small, medium and large packers. Meanwhile, OPA in a new jab at ihc black market clamped strict controls on custom slaughtering operations. This is the practice by which the owner of an animal has another person kill and dress the carcass for a service charge. Hereafter no one will be permitted to sell beef or veal from custom slaughtered animals unles. Bus/ness Crash Led Norwegian To Career At Smithsonian NEW YORK (U.P.)— One day n February, 1943, Dr. Leonhard Stejncger telephoned his wife and isked her to have luncheon with ilm downtown. He arose from his hospital bed, dressed and met Mrs. Stejneger at one of Washington's best restaurants. They hqd a cocktail, a good luncheon and the conversa- ion was gay. After luncheon the couple went to a bank. Dr. Stejncgcr converted all his assets Into negotiable securities and put them in his wife's ume. Then he went back to the hospital and back to bed. The next day. Sunday, February 28 1943. at 3 o'clock In the afternoon, he died. He was 91 years and four months old lacking two days. That Saturday afternoon combination of gracious living and a realistic loolt at his wife's future was typical of Dr. Leonhard Hess Stejncger, ornithologist, hcrnctol- oglst, zoologist, explorer, geographer, lawyer, doctor of medicine, raconteur and world traveler. Prolific Writer For 58 years — about an average lifetime In these days of modern medicine — Dr. Stejncger was member of the Smithsonian Institution staff. He wore the honors of a dozen or more states for his contributions to science. He published at least one scientific article— and often a dozen or more — every year from 1871 through 1944, except two — a span of 73 years of scientific writing. A bibliography of his writings covers 24 pages. Science is a continuing thing. Time means little. So It wasn't fore entering to call on I'rof. Bahd, secretary of the Instilu- lon." Bird Maniul Still l!wd Dr. Stejncger went to work Immediately. Before long he was asked to submit an outline for a volume on birds in a natural hls- dld that and fol- wlth an Introduc- tory series. He lowed through tlon and the opening chapters In what-he considered a rouxh draft. "To his amazement," Dr. Wel- inorc writes, "this manuscript was returned to him in what seemed a remarkably short time In galley proof, with a rather peremptory request for more copy. As a result, he actually prepared over 360 of the S74 printed pages of this werk, being forced to submit his material as rapidly as it was written, with no opportunity to cheqk It as a whole." As an example of Dr. fatcjncgcr's thoroughness, Dr. Wctmorc reports that recently » Danish scientist still ustd the Stejnener Norway bird manual which was published few years as an orni- In 1»73. After a surprlstnc when through the mall Ills animals had been slaughtered | the other day came ft booklet from flt the same plate under the quota the National Academy of Science. system prior to Dec- 20. 1945, and | unless the plant has been certi-' tied by the Agriculture Department. OPA said there recently had been a large increase in new cattle buy- It was entitled "Biographical Me nioir of Leonhard Hess Stejneger. -851-19«." It was written by Dr. Alexander Wetmorc, secretary of Smithsonian Institution and long- Dr. " *"* 6*- i>'^ 1 I.HWL. in nt; w ^txtnt- uuj j oiimu.vjii mil iiiaLllUllUil H11C1 i cis who "through Ignorance of or I time friend anil associate of „.. without regard for ceilings" have stejneger. It came a few days more been forcing up cattle prices un- than three years after the death til legitimate buyers cannot meet I 6t the scientist. Science moves them and still comply with price | slowly, even to honor ona of regulations. , foremost members. McCall told the Agriculture Com- | Dr. stelneger's friends SIIDDOSC mittcc that later witnesses would t he knew that Saturday { include representatives of inrie-i from the background ' of his med- pcnrtent market research organbia-' ical studies some 60 years before, tions whose studies show that "the that he was going to die. But the black market in meat is general conclusion Is only supposition, for from coast to coast and from border to border." He said some studies showed that thologjst, Dr. Slejnegcr took over the • department of reptiles at Smithsonian because of a vacancy and soon was as absorbed in hcr- petology (a branch of zoology dealing with reptiles) as he had been in birds. He headed that department uiitU his death and was a world authority. During his 58 years at Smithsonian, Dr. Stojnegcr engaged in a w|de variety o{ scientific activity He made three' widely separated trips to the Bering Sea, area to study the state of the seal population. On one occasion he was ner- ly killed. The episode is told bj Dr. Welmor? like this: Intrijned by Ripples "One of his stories 01 this expedition relates to his first attempt to handle the light skin kavak of the natives. Almost Immediately hi overturned »n<i remained submerged head down, caught by the legs'and unable to extricate him self. As he slowly suffocated, hi: Its thoughts were puzzled, since according to tradition the events of a drowning man's lire were supposed to pass rapidly through his Cities Look To New Sources rlor Revenue CHICAGO (UP)—No*' revenue sources to pay ixxstwar expenses r c sought by "aOO American 'cities, he Municipal Finance Officers Assn. reports. An association poll of finance 'ffielals of thc 300 cities shows five problems: 1. Many peunnnent Improvements, some delayed more than 15 years, lust be made. 2. The relief load of uueinploy- nent during reconversion nwnths falls largely on cities. 3. Thc new housing program will require big capital outlays for .ewers, streets, water mains, anil other public facilities. Postwar Servifru 4. Relatively new .services, mid 1 as all-polls, veterans' centers an<' other social services, must be expanded. 5. Increased salurlcs must bo paid to city employees. Meanwhile, the association t»»ys new idea In financial aid tr cities Is saining acceptance. Thi' provides that revenue shared will cities by state government* <>i PAG^BEVKN granted should outright by the jo stabilised. The Bt»tc: "from to 95 per cent" of all retail stores surveyed sold meat at above ceiling prices. Iii some cases, he said, illegal prices were nearly three times the ceilings while double prices were quite frequent. "The liquor racket of the Twenties was pretty crime compared to the meat racket under OPA,'' he said. McCall contended that the black market in meat was made pos- fijbl.K-.,bK,."the ! -n!: i ?e_qnutroL^ait, .its Inulty administration and the Office of Price Administration's almost futile efforts to enforce the act or its regulations.' 1 Packers, he'.".aid, hnve been kept in a price "squeeze" since the very start of price control. Now, he added, their "very existence" is threatened by "a wasteful, scandalous, widespread and flagrant black market. , "A large proportion of cattle purchaser! in excess of maximum the scientist never spoke of his Illness even to his wife. Until a few weeks before he died, Dr.Stejncger walked to work from his home about three miles from Smithsonian. Until the last few days he walked back at night, too. but he had to Rive that up when he was about 85. That was about the same time his physician Insisted that he quit dancing all evening, which he frequently did at parties of his fellow scientists. Saw -Future in U. S. The number of Dr. stejneger's years were in line with his family. His father lived to be 95. The son was born on Oct. 30 1851 in Bergen, Norway. His paternal grandfather was born !n Hamburg, Germany, but moved to Norway, went into business and married a Norwegian girl. The name then was spelled Stcincger, the German version. Dr. Stejncger changed it to the Norwegian spelling about 1870. His higher education started at the University of Kristlnna (now stabilization prices by black mar-] Oslo), where he studied botnnyand kel slaughterers," McCall told thc committee, "making it impossible for legitimate slaughterers to purchase even mimimum requirements and remain iu compliance with the stabilization range. This compels curtail drastically. their beef opera- slaughterers to or discontinue, tions. "A most serious situation is also developing in the hog market and pork business, and unless the causes therefor be promptly removed, an Increasingly large percentage of th c pork business also will be in the black market." Read courier News Want Ads. Lusk, Wyo., is regarded BS a typical Western town, with and big hats seen frequently. tlon explains that otherwise the yields from shared taxes may shrink at a time when the cities nectl them most. During the war, federal aid wn provided to cities tor housing, wet fare activities, vocational educa tlon, highway construction and In some cases for postwar planning but most of these federal grant arc no longer made, the ascocla tlon ix>ints out. Aside from properly taxfj. th association snys, nlrtn from oth( governments provide most' of tl' revcnn c received by rifles. Stat« which contribute the large] amounts to local governments «r reported to be Wisconsin, Colorado Massachusetts, New York, Ohli Indiana. Nebraska and Delaware. Piihllo Works Problem Most frequently shared taxes fir iquor. gasoline, motor vehicle an fire Insurance, The major purpose ulnd. Instead he was so Intrigued the play of the lights on the bottom below him through the surface ripples made by his struggles hat he could think of nothing else. He regained consciousness on thc acach. having been rescued and revived by his companions." Tile last of many trips he made to Europe was In 1939. when he returned to Oslo to attend the 65th anniversary of his graduation from the university there. Comparatively few men ever live to see that day. In the course of his long scientific life and association with many scientists .and learned bodies, Dr. Stejneger's name has been given to 39 forms, of life—mammals, birds, amphibians, • reptiles, fishes, niol- hisks, myriapoda, coleoptera, me- dusae and plants. Dr. Wetmore concludes his memoir with these words: "In his scientific researches he was progressive, sound B nd conservative, so that he became one Of the important International figures, not alone In ornithology and hcrpctology, 'in which he worked •*V Basket Partv NKW COMPANY STATE COl-LEOK. P». — Perm State playn I'ordhHm and Unlvor- Jty of Miami 111 football for the first •!me In 1949. A faulty catapult aboard the Riant sircrnft carrier Midway seiU the Hellrtlver bomber, piloted by Lt. Wnrren JT. Parjj, plunging I Into icy seas oft Greenland, but he was promptly rescued by th» I crew of the destroyer Stormes. The Sharon, Pa,, flytr Is pictured being returned to his ship In a new llfe-savini basket developed by thc Qoast Guard. Accident happened while the Midway task , force* was totting planet and equipment in sub-Arctic watela '. during "Operation Fro«tbHe, M There are 3,070 counliea In tha United States. that materials will lie. available. The association report* that cities are getting construction bids ranging froin '10 to 13K per cent above engineers' estimates. etude Mass. Police Danv'er* police have' admitted offl- that they are up a tree on their recent hunt for the grain thieves who ransacked a nivcr St. gruln storuge bin recently. The thieves rare nlso up n tree. The culprits Imyo bycn exposed as a family of .squirrels llvlii); In 'or which these taxes arc shared, | trees near thc storage .bin. he association says, arc education, ilghways. public welfare, healdi and hospitals. Concerning th n prospects for municipal public works construc- :ion this ywir, ihc association says cities have three choices: 1. To attempt to go ahead by paying premium prices for labor and materials. 2. To postpone all but essential projects. To try to gel priority controls reinstated so Hint, essential work can proceed with the assurance especially, but various othfr branches of systematic zoology as well." . Read courier News Want Atls.. RADIO SERVICE jBrt Dial 3414 Craig Electronic Service Co. 1211 W. Main St. attended medical classes for thc supplemental scientific lectures. At the request of his mother he went to Berlin to study medicine, but this was not to his liking and he returned to Norway and took a law ' degree in order to help out in thc family business. In 1880 his family business went into bankruptcy. That was the break of fate that sent Dr. Stejneger t« America, where he believed he would have a. greater future in ornithology, which he started to study on his own volition when he was 16. He came to the United States In 1881. Dr. Wetmore writes: "He has told me with some amusement of how he sat for a time on a park bench near the (Smithsonian) building, developing his English vocabulary by means of a pocket dictionary been for Business!) TAYLOR SAND AND GRAVEL CO. 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