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PAftB TON BLKTIJfiVILLE (ARK.) ; COURIER NEW! WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 1947 fine BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWB «• OOOBIBt NEWS OO. H. W. HABOBB, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, JMYerti&lng Uan»f «r - Bole National Adwrttalng Represent«UTe«:_ - >;Wtta»r Go, New York. Chicago, Detroit. PubUabed Every Atternoon Except Sunday ^Entered as second class nutter »t the Pprt- office at Blytheville, At kmtuas, under act of Con- ines, October 9, 1811. ^ Served by the United Prest SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburun town where carrier service is main- t»lned VK per week, or 85c per month. B ,w&. within a radlu. of 40 miles, »*.00 per vear $200 for six months, «1.00 for three months; by mail'outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per vear payable In adrance. Meditation And (he ll(tht. shinelh !n cliwfciwss; ami the ittrkness comnrcrieiided it not.—John 1:5. * * * He that has light within his own clear breast May' sit r th'. centre nnd enjoy brigh' dny; But lie that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun—John Milton. Blythevilie's'Meanest' Man Last week a news item told, about Blytheville's candidate for the ignom- inous title of "meanest man," ;\ man who was reported to have taken a small girl's pet .from a truck while it \vas parked on a street here. The child's mother reported the loss v to police and to the Courier News .and'explained that the disappearance of the pet was a loss greater than usual for her daughter, who, because of a heart ailment, was unable to pluy_ like other children. The facts as they were known at that time made the picture look dark •for an adult who would deprive a sick child of a pet so valuable \p her, and of so little value to a healthy person. But that was only half Khe story. The other half is brighter. Tho pet was returned, and the candidate for Uie title "meanest man" turned out in reality to be a kind-hearted fellow who found the pup (and it was a tiny pup) ;." had strayed from the truck and ap- v' parently was- lost. He did the humane thing and gave the pup a home until he learned of the child's loss and then promptly returned it to its owner. ' Grateful for the part others had in bringing her. new joy, the child with the pup in her arms and her eyes gleaming, called at the Courier News office to "thank everybody wlto had been so nice in helping her recover her pet." And, out of the incident can be gleaned n bit of encouragement. nien seldom are as bad as they sometimes appear, and often some of those who are branded as "mean" arc in reality Good'.Samaritans, if we only knew aif" the facts. Pay-as-You-See Television Several possibilities and problems come to mind with E. F. McDonald's proposal of pay-as-yoirsee home entertainment, which is a sor.t of Ruml plan for television. Mr. McDonald, president o.f Zenith Radio, would connect your receiver to the telephone and _ charge up your entertainment on the phone bill. This, of course, would ao away with sponsored television. Incidentally, it would knock the television end of the huckstering industry, right out of existence. You'd pay for your television show as you do for any public entertainment, except that you'd pay /or it the first of the next month. It would be worth money to a lot of people, to get away from this brief, unctuous orations on soap chips and liver pills, and the songs of the tobacco auctioneer. But that release i.s not yet at hand. First, the new idea must get FCC and probably ICC approval. Up to now, radio and television have been licensed ' according to the quaint notion that the • air is free. That doesn't hold with Mr. McDonald's Ruml plan. You get a blurred image free with your television set. But you have to call the telephone operator and get some key frequencies piped in before you can see what's going on. The key frequencies are what you pay for There is also a federal ruling that , you can't attach "fortign devices': to Mr Bell's invention. But even if these difficulties are ironed out, a a they probably can be, it appears that there will be other snarls to 'unravel.' How. will the homo audience Ije .charged? It has been suggested that producer and station could work out the price for each television show. Would they then advertise the price in the newspapers, as theaters do? Also—and it's the same old question—what would the entertainment be? We can't 'imagine either play or movie producers granting television rights to their public-audience shows without running into a lot of trouble with theater operators and actors. It can be imagined that, once the marketing problems are solved, a flock of movie studios might spring up to make television films exclusively. But these would have to match the technical excellence of the present movie product. That would take time and money. To profit on the investment it might well be necessary to restrict tele -vision's range in the free air and set ill) telecasting' in a first-run and "neighborhood theater" basis, ns movie distribution is set up now. And how much television would the public gel? Much less thun radio, we should guess. Heliearsals would be more elaborate than for broadcasting. Costuming, makeup nnd lighting would slow up the output. Furthermore, it takes lime to look at television. A housewife can listen to the radio all clay if she wants to, and still do her work. Hut it' she took time out for a couple of home movies, there might be unprepared dinners and protests from the men folks Those are sorue of the obvious unsolved problems. But we don't say that they can't be solved, or that the solution will be disastrous. The player piano was supiwsed to end private study and pi'rformnnce. The movies wore supposed to kill the theater. Kadio, in turn, was gojng to kill both of these, and such things as phonograph n-rords and baseball to boot. But they all seem to be going strong. So there's probably room for television- VIEWS OF OTHERS Revenue for Schools We now have an organized movement to do something nbottt property assessments, which have admittedly failed to reflect tne greater values that have come with the growth and expansion of Little Rock and pulaskl county. The Pnlaski County Tax Equalization Council, which /repre.tcnts community groups, has organized with the purix>sc of- obtaining assessments that will yield more tax revenue for the sihiools and local government units. This body was formed after a Chamber of Commerce committee, headed by W. H. James, had studied Litllc Hock school needs and the taxation situation. If assessments are lo be increased It is important that they be uniformly on the same basis. This is called equalizing assessments, but (he citizens Committee on Privilege Taxes was reminded by Sam IS. Strauss of Hellers lhat "It's going to be a raise.'' The same thing may IK said of property assessments. The primary purpose is to Ret more money for the supi»rt of the schools ana the city government. In some cases the equalizing process may result In lower taxes. But tax payers as a whole will of course pay mors. More money has got to come from some source for the schools and for other public purposes. Even though, as an abstract proposition, assessments and privilege taxes should be equalized, these twin movements would never hcvc been launched if more revenue had not been expected to 1 come from them. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. The Underdog Arkansan, Former Deputy Boss 1 Of OP A, Talks as Taxpayer Now i! Th« DOCTOR SAYS ISy WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN, M. D. Wriltrn for NEA Service By FREDERICK C. OTHMAN 1 (United I'ress Staff forresiwiidcnt)! H I WASHINGTON, July 16. (UP> —l,|l There used to be a little guy wllh'l/JJ a pink face and a high-pilchcdjS voice, name of Jerome M. Ney, whcijjjl suffered as deputy administrator;];!. of the OPA. He was in charge of'i>?l Bathing benches tend to be self I explaining to congressmen why they! ,% Southern Senators May Differ on Some Subjects But When Cotton is an Issue, They Stand Pat BY PETER EI>SON NEA Washington ColTesiiolirU'iit WASHINGTON, July ]G. (NKA) — Sen James O. Easlland of Mis- blKsippi may be a'aiming more lame thrm ho deserve. 1 ; in taking credit for forcing l-hc rc.shuiution of Assistant Secretory o[ War Howard C. Petcrsen. Easlland lias been demanding Peterson's -sca'.p for some time. He even led delegation 'lo see 'Prcr.kleiit Truman about it. Petersen. who lias been inc!m-?,c of Wbr Department civil affair.' is ' leaving the War Department at the encl of July, all right. But' in has long planned resigning to iiic cept a vice presidency in a.-bij eastern banking ' EeustTind's row with the Wa Department Ls over the cottoi program for occupied Germojij and Japan. Cotton is grown in .!• sUitc* p and the 28 senator.s Iron -these southern .states fonn one o the. tightest h'ocs in Congress Ranging -all the why frosi libcra Pepper to reo.oliop.arv Hilbo. on th subject of cotton they all thin! and act alike. 'Half a dozen time,; in (lie pas year this group lias c<ilh:d Peter sen to Capitol Hi'] for clos sessions. T-hcir is to sc 1 .' tha the War Denartment keeps o' buying only U. S. urown ccUo for German and Jan textile mil' ' — paying, of course, the going pric of 30 cents a pound or move. So far, ovor M million i:ales or U. S. cotton shave cone to occupied areas — $35 million worth to Germany and $135' million to Japan. It represents a'oout a .sixth of the surp'tts cotton brcu^ht by ,on bought it for from 10 to 20 cuts ui pound. Tllie U. S. Com- icrcial Company then bought this atiton for Lhc. War nilivary government-, culp a. pound. This Department 3'l save C.C.C. profit at 'the expense of U.S.C.C., •liich was like taking money from nc of Uncle 3im's pockets to put L in another. Anyway, this cotton was used to ;<?t German and Jap textile pro- lucticn going. It provided ejnploy- ner.t. The cotton was sold to Ger-d for the expense of military gov- highcr the price. What this amounts to is that -the War Kc- pn.rc.mcnt. and U.S.C.C. must come to Congress and ask for bigger propriations to buy more c higher prices, so us the dumping of U. S. cotton on the German and Jap markets. This hits the consigner a second time since jt is the U. S. taxpayer who must ^hell out more money to support military government. U. S.-BRITIS1! purifying unless the water is polluted by sewage. 'But during cer- lain epidemics children are warned to slay away to avoid contact with the sick or carriers of the infection. Swimming pools present a different problem, as it Is possible for disease to' be spread through them. Swimming pools are either the continuous flow or fill and draw type, purified by chhvlnalton or chlorinnlion and . dilution. The former is preferred, with clean water drawn in constantly as dirty H.'iler is removed. Fill and draw swimming pools are <jheapc'- -;.» construct, but 'ejs efficient to operate, as the pool is filled with water wl-.tcii is not changed except for th^ additicn of small quantities to replace loss. At definite intervals the water is removed and the pool cleaned-. If the water in a fill and draw pool is kept purified by continuous chlorination. health authorilies consider it satisfactory. When bathers enter a pool they bring in a certain amount of body waste as well as disease germs. Chlorine in the water unites with the organic matter and disease germs and destroys them. Recent experience m using a combination of ammonia and chlorine shows it to be most efficient. In water purification, and it does not cause excessive eye and throat irritations. JJAK INFECTION CASES Patients with infections or infectious diseases should not use a common pool (nose and throat, ear, eye, bowel, skin or contagious disease). Attendants should be told to exclude from pools all persons with such diseases until they bring a certificate from a physician stal- IIIR (hat they are free of danger lo others. Swimming pool bathers should take a shower bath with warm water and soap, following which the suit should be put on without drying Ihe body. Many pools still require bathers to clip their feet. (i mi uu; tMjc.n"; n> mi'iiuuj B»> rwrrnv cl fo rtlie expense of military gov- COT10N •rnment. The theory was that 40) (Bnt in Mie merged U. S.-BvitiKh :rr cent of Hie "textiles would be zones of Germany today, the I wo ised i!ocally ian<l the rest sold at c •j^j.'j.ii'z,-,! ''i basins containing chemicals to ' " ^ destroy fungi. Aulhorilatives disagree as to the value of this. QUESTION: Our daughter, 9 years old, had a large birth mark on her shoulder which was raised above the surface- Following treatment It flattened out but it is still purple, would it be possible to have it removed by surgery? ANSWER: It is possible to remove these- marks providing they profit as exports Germans and ' Japs to give foreign the change ito buy other things they heed. NULLIFIES FOREIGN COMI'KTITION The deal was that hone of these fox'Jles should be sold to the United States. That protected the n'lirket for America-n textile mills. It removed ilhe threat of foreign comuctition even though the Unit- am- dollars'to buv U. S.' c'cr.on for-sis later on she can use a cosmetic countries arc operniin^ 50-50 partnership. The British haven'i are not too deep. Woidd it not be better [or you to help your daughter to adjust to its presence Germany. They must Imy sterling currency areas. The general (assumption, therefore, is tint half the cotton lor Germany will be bought in Egypt anil India. Since Japan is no'.v prrxhichiR more cotton textiles than .she can consume, a market un;:;1 bo fo n .'iid for the surplus. But neither India, MUaya, China. Indonesia nor dress to cover it? er! Elites has been short on cot-j n ic piiilippines have dollars to Ion textiles. That kept up U. S. prices. If all the colon exported to Germany and 'Japan "had been used here, the effect would have been to increase the supply Tnul buy. The on'.y solution seems be to work out barter deals. For instance, trade -Indian raw co'.'on fcr Japanese textiles. the government depression years. Commodity Credit Corpc-ra- lio'd clown the price. In the Irng run U. S. consumers are therefore paying higher prices for , ^ n ' iei : ican cotton goods ''u\ order to keep in' operation the mills of Germany end Ja]>;in. . But the cotton bloc wants to keep up t.his business. The more cotton sold abroad, the less -Mie supply will be at home •and tjhe This, the U. S. cotton bloc i'. opposing. It wants only AmericnJi- grown cotton used in Japanese and German mills, c\en Uior.«h the cotton ccsts more than Indian or Egyptian cotton. In September, the War Dcpart- 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Tlie Rev. March Galloway, J. Louis Cherry, C. T- Kramer, J. E. Critz, Zal B. Harrison, Miss Cora Lee Coleman and Miss Willie A, Lawson were in Osceoia this movn- ing for the rally of the 4-H club of South Mississippi County. Mrs. Dick Sherrick and son, Billy, and Miss Margetirite Wilson of Greenburg. Pa., arrived last, night to spend several .weeks with their parents. Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Wilson. J. Nick Thomas, Jr., of Memphis will arrive tomorrow to spend his vacation here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Nick Thomas. ment and U. S Coinmrrcl'il Company will have to take anotlwr look at their hands to. find what's cliespcst lor U. S. taxpayers. •••••••••••••••«• IN HOLLYWOOD BARBS BY HAL COCHBUf The railroads arc still standing for Heavy travel—not lo mention a lot of traveler.;. * * * You're all wrong—picnic grounds are nol stations for wasteiniper collections. » * * Maybe folks who save money by not taking a vacation figuic a roll is belter Ihan a loaf. * * * An Illinois clubman's wife was (ranted a divorce. Otic of these days he'll hear »bout it. * • * A Texas farmer of 88 says he smokes 20 cigars a day. if he gave them away he could be elected sheriff. BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff CorrrspiimU-nt HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Todiy I'm going to let the leaders write a column by showing you seme of [producers to^ get-away from ' Hollywood think it can improve <-u it? It's a crime lo rewrite the lives of our forefathers." From Denver. Colo.: "Ask the that the many ilettcrs I've received in the last few weeks. iFrom Dcoatur. Ala.: "I am the English wife *of an e\-Gl ap.<l I •am wondering if .some of the Americi.<:i slars know how silly they sound trying to imilate Ihc English. For 'heaven's sake, let the Americans keep their invent and leave the English accent strictly fcr the English." steady run of tripe they- are turning out and give us a picture on sports subjects. Here's a suggestion. Why Jiot a .movie -about the life of 'Elbe Ruth? Can you find a more colorful sports figure?" From New York: "I believe it's fvbnnl lime they gave Larry Parks a real break on his own now, while his success in "Tlie Jolson 1 cry is still in the public's mind. SO THEY SAY It Is not the existence of arms in the nanua of people who desire peace that causes wars. It is rather the lack of them.—James FVirrcstal, Secretary of the Navy. • * • Intelligent American scll-inlercsl Immediately requires a sound, over-oil Inventory of our own resources to determine the latitudes within which we mny consider these foreign needs. Tills comes first because If America ever sags, the world's hopes sag with her.-Ecu. Arthur H. Vandcnberg (R) or Michigan. From Shinn.sloii. W. Va.: "You That boy is tops." asked what we. the peoi;>. \vant~ From Wollaston. Mass.: "Can't ed; cither old. rstabUf'.ii-d st'irsl t'.ie producers of motion pictures who can turn in fine performances or the over -stuffed publici- ty-bul'.t glamor boys and girls. Personally. I'm so tired of the newly publicized amateurs tiicy give us today that I could spontaneously combust. Gi\e us sr.ori performances, hot painted dummies." From I«s Angci'.es: "We u'.int •more musicls.' 1 | From Pasadena, Cnlif.: ' the British make Wiclr own movies. make mine American. T saw "The •Yeflrling.' It. was straight home country stuff and I thought it \\<JR great." From Laurel, Miss.: "Never have I read a comment which pleased me more than your MiL'^estion that we have more pichuvs made specifically for children. Tuorc aiv thousands of igood stories that would thrill children nnd onfy a very few of -them have been made so far." CAN'T IMPROVE ON FACTS From Washington, 13. C.: "Congratulations on your sUitcnicnt that 'movies hnsh up 'history.' W-heu o. fact, from Hie hlsiory "f 0111 counliy is such a compielo. rtrn- tot it through Iheir heads the second rate crime pictures are tint art nnd not entertainment?" MAKE REAUTY SECONDARY From New York City: "I agree with you on your recent story about the labeled beauty so com- inrn in Uri'iywood, If tlie Hollywood big shots would make beauty a secondary factor in delor- ininhi? (.he acting qualifications of the individual, the standard of the American film would be able to equal the dramatic artistry of the ^crior foreign film." From FullcTton. O.ilif. : "HoXy- wood is slipping. Some of the most enjoyabie movies recently ' have bixn British pictures. They seem to strive (for realism, rather than lavish, roloss.ll. stupendous cxtra- v-.icraiizis .of the empty Hollywood came away from the picture disappointed in Gable or in the Ktn ry." jON^RSDCSE Counting on a Bad Break Saves Slam \ ^ By WILLIAM E. MrUENNEV America's Card Authority Written for NKA Service Dr. Louis Mark became the fiiv,t Life Master of Columbus, mond suit might break badly, bu net both of them. If he had tritd In establish the club suit first and found the five-one break, i would have been too late to estn'a iish tlie diamond suit because th additional entry needed would hav been lust. West non the opening lead witi the ac-:- of hearts and reluir.ei; a heart, which "Doc" won In dum my with the queen. He cashec the ace nnd kiiH of diamonds an ruffed -i diamond, which assure Ihe establishing of a diamond trick "Doc" then cashed the king o clubs, won' over to Jumrny'd ac had holes In their underwear. Whenever the lawmakers yowlecj $1 about shortages of shirts and unlonf^l suite and baby shoes, Chester IJowl. '~ sent Ney (rhymes with Rye) up tci"'] the hill lo face the statesmen in*, I their ragged haberdashery. Tiiiu, afler time I watched him utinijjf} while senators denounced him U, '. his race as a bureaucrat who wa.'j' . turning them into involuntary nu-j ,- clists. Nobody else, unless il wa.'i Bowles himself, flushed under si' many congressional Insults. \ • Let /cine dots indicate the; passage of the years, the piling njv of white shirts on every counter ii{ i America, and (just a figure ol' speech, Mr. ts'.l the turning of thi , . worm: The same Jerome M. Ney, lookinu' a little plumper than In Ihc 6uY days, appeared before Congress to] tell what was wrong with business! This time he did the talking; lliiv senators and representatives on the-' joint economic committee listened respectfully. j -This time he was talking as an Arkansas department store magnate (he owns the Boston Store In Ft. Smith) and also as chairman ol the.American Retail Federation, representing 500,000 jewelers, clrut J gists, grocers, nnd dry goods inn \ chants. Tlie membership's not hap-!' PV- If this nation Ls to remain prosperous, Ney said, we have got to[ continue to produce twice as much- merchandise (and use it up. too) n4 we did in 1939. Already 'tie sees signs that we're not doing it. The figures showing ~clepartni(yit| ;tore sales making new records eV cry week aren't exactly phoney-j baloney, he said, but they don tj reflect more stuff being sold. Peo-j pie arc buying fewer things, but are paying so much -for each arti j cle that the dollar sales are urcak ing records. This, he said, is not good. i And another Ihing. The cuslo-j mers are doing more looking thin' buying, because they think prices are too high. Ney can't blame em for that. He thinks so, too. But tho| manufacturers keep raising prices and there's the retailer caught in the middle. And how much toii"ti does congress think that can last?. Sen'. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, the chairman, wondered if Ney had any suggestions. He had plenty of them. He said it was a crime in a hungry world to destroy food in ordcri: to hold up farm prices; let Con gress stop it. Ho said let farm pii- ces drop. "No good to anybody can come || from our spurt in food prices," he ' added. ; Let there be few, if any moie wage raises, he continued. Find out ' 'hat's wrong with the building in- ' ustry, antl dust off the anti-mo opoly laws for use on the selfish nes who are fixing prices to return nconscionable profits. Son. TTf*" uggested .he name 'em. Ney said he thought Con^re*; light to have a pretty good 'I am pointing no finger." l<£ aid, "but many witnesses bcfoi his very committee have referred the building business. If thai contains monopolies, then it se-^n: to us that other industries alu are suspect." He walked out them with shoMi ders back and eyes glistening be ' iiind his spectacles; it was haid 'c recognize him as the little l^uV; with the hang-clog look who one tried to explain — never successfully — why congressmen couldn'l buy new underwear to replace th i pre-war rags. Cabbage, carrots, nearly anything J that grows can if necessary be *; come the basis of liquid fuels anc;J lubricants now produced from pe- J troleum, says one oil scientist. of clubs, and d'-cardcJ ore of nl; spades on the c!ub iyiccn. he ruffed another diamond in hi': | own hand, rufiiid a spad^ in dum-| my with the b'ph hcavl. and di=-,l| carded his las f spade o.i '.he fifli diamond. cently, when he passed the 30!) mark in Master points nncl became Life Maslnr No. 82. Ur- Mark Is a vice president, of the American Contract Bridge League and a real bridge enthusiast. •••.i-spV. ~ff';Tf Writer Alwwrr HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured novelist 12 Interstices 13 Reach .ifr 15 Bird %16 Principal variety." From Scdalifi. Mo.: "We went to . t.vo movies .this Inst week. 'Hum- ornrouD' nnd 'The !vfnn I Low.' All ;thr leading lady did in each film wtis sit around and hold n riaaret and a drink in her hand Is that ocllnn?" From Chickashn, Okla. : "When you say that Clark Gab'o made a mistake in picking his role in 'Ad- ready-made story, now does venture' I object. Wo one 1 know A None VKQ8 • A K 5 i 3 • * A Q 7 C 2 Tournament—Both vul. South West North East 1 • Pass IV 1 A 2 A Pass 3 V Pass 6 V Pass Pass I'ass Opening—V T 10 4 Low Latin (ab.) 5 Sweet potatoes 6 Tidy 7 Lack 8 Preposilion 0 Indians 10 Entrance 18 Healing device II Suggested lOBoat paddles 29 Before 44 Abraham's DOGrcck letter home . ,, u:^ aa ^i~. 33 The last (Gr.) 45 Shuts out rinlmg term 17 Tnat is ( a b.) 31 Wooded tract 46 To Ihe 25Oblain 36 Testify sheltered side 26 Night before 37 Foretellers 47 Rabbit 27 Operated 41 Girdle 48 Porlcnt 28 He-is noted for 42 Great Lake 53 Guineas (ab.) stories 43 Sound 55 Place (ali.) "Doc" admltled he was a "oil. shaky when' his partner put hl-i Into six hearts on today's hand, but he won a top score for himself because he did nol fake'It for granted that the club su':', would break. He started out on the assump- Iton that cither the club or (iii- 21 Places 22 Knight (ab.) 23Dimiruilive sufh'x 2-1 Avid 28111-lended 31 Girl's name 32 Skill 33 Frequently 35 Cons 38 Missouri (ab) 39 Eye (Scot) 40 Gaelic 43 Saxhorn •57 Anticipate 49 Equipment 50 Spoken - f 51I.ovegod V' 52 Designate' 54 Hold down 56 Ones here 57 Moon goddess I \ VERTICAL ! 1 Printing 1 i mistakes 2 Turn I ,3 Ages

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