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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLB (ARK) COUKffifc : NEW! l.tHK BLYTVTCYILLE QOHSIER NEWS ' A * ion- oocwBt mm oo. • M.-W. BXOOB. PBUMMT JAMBS' i* VBtaonv, MU* PACT. D. HUHAN, Adrertteta« ltou«er •oil IfeUotul Wilfc&WKmcr Co, New York, Cbk»co. Detroit. PuUWwd BTHT Afternooe Czecpt Sundw filtered u «co*xl dM» nutter at the port- ottm'tt BiythCTUJi/ArfiniM. uaifer act of Con- «r««.; October », Ml?. Served br the United PnM SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BT cwrter to the crty ol Blytheville or any subun^n tpwn where carrier service 1» main- Uined, 20c per week, or SSc per month. By mall within » radius of 40 miles, *4.00 per year *200 for six months, »1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile sone, $10 00 per year payable In advance. Meditation Wherefore by.their frfuts ye shall know them. —Malthew 7:2fl. ". • . • • • ' We are our • own fates. Our own deeds Are our doomsnien, Man's life was made Not for men's creeds, But men's actions.—Lord Lytton. '*'•'* * Whence then cometh wisdom a"'l where Is the place, of understanding?—Job 28:20. * * * Wisdom and understanding are synonymous words; they consist of two propositions, which are not distinct in sense, but one n,nd liie same thing variously expressed.—Tillotson. My help comcth from the l.orrt, which made heaven and earth.—Psalms 121:2. • •' • To the man who himself strives earnestly, God also lends a helping hand.—Aeschylus. I) Undesirable Neighbors A ''meanest man," who turned out to be- in reality a kind-hearted fellow with a likiug for children and their pets, was mentioned in this section'of the paper WedrVesilay. Today four men furnish the ma' tefial and the. ending ca;inot be a liay- py one, unless city officials and tlie citizens generally \yant to do something about it. During the time that sites lor a new high school for Blytheville wore being surveyed by a member of 1 he faculty of Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn., he observed an incident which was incorporatecl into 'his report to Biytheville citizens, -. This faculty member told of the importance of "present and probable future iteighbors for children when they are at school." He was seeking a site which would have a "good environment." He told of having inspected the grounds of one of the grade schools and of having found "in Blytheville ample evidence of the undesirable type of school environment." Continuing in the report he said: ". . . During the survey I observed three children hiding Easter eggs on thje grade school grounds for a school party. Four men from a nearby place of business (one which should not be near a school) gathered a number of eggs, put them in their pockets arid stood laughing at the children who had come out for'the 'egg hunt'. "My object is^to show that Blytheville has unconsciously permitted an obnoxious environment to develop at this school . • • ." The four men were incidental to the point the educator was making in his report. He was objecting to having a school too close to business areas, and in surroundings which did not possess the best kind of adult nei-h- bors. "The remedy," he said, "lies in city an^i suburban zoning. Jt is the only safeguard against a repetition of sucli a development: . . . There are too many instances of successful civic planning to justify the continued lethargy of •» live progressive city like Blylhevillo" Blytheville has a form of zoning ;n that a city ordinance has been designed to keep business buildings from being erected in residence sections. Zonin K cannot undo mistakes but zoning which - ks . to , th . e fut "re, Plus vigilance on the part of residence owners wlio realize the value of zoning, can prevent the issuan.ce of a similar report in the years ahead for Blytheville. that there is more to the story than that. He has spoken mysteriously of national and international developments of vital importance. He hns warned that additional responsibilities, studies and invefiUjriitipns must be undertaken in connection with our atomic secrets. It seems to us that it might be better if ; he; would explain these hints find w.amings or, if that is impossible, say- nothing publicly. Senator Hickenlooper is too intelligent and responsible a man to indulge In tin's childish "1 know a secret" attitude. Jt only increases the public anxiety without contributing anything to the public knowledge. T'imber-r-r! The jury that convicted Andrew J. May and the Garsson brothers evidently decided that, in bis position as lumber company executive, the former congressman couldn't see the forest'for the fees. VIEWS OF OTHERS Social Security Taxes Continued freezing of the rate of taxation for old-age and survivors Insurance is moklng a change In (lie social security system. The present contributions of one per cent each uy employer nml employee are-liol sufficient to pay the true cost of the old-age survivor.? insurance. When the Social security Act was pas.-ied in 1935, provision was made to .start tlie taxes low, at two |X'r cent (one per cent on employe;' and one per cent on employee), and step them up to six per cent in 1940. The schedule collect lor five per cent this year and last. But Congress has held the taxes down to their original two per cent, and is now moving to make the first increase in 1050. Then the taxes nre to go only to three percent (one and a half on employer and one and a half on employee) through 1940, and thereafter to four per cent. This dras^c cut in the original plan or financing leads l^ewis Merlnm, aiithBr of a comprehensive volume. "Relief and Social Security," published last year by the Brookings Institution, to comment: Freezing the pay-roll taxes for old-nge aiid survivors insurance at present rfttc.i will gradually shift the major part of '.he costs to general taxpayers. The system will have less and less resemblance to Insurance and partake more and more ot the nature of grants to individuals from the public treasury. The pro- l»sal to freeze the rates affects not the costs but who pnys the costs. Another leading authority, M. Albert Linton, who helped draft the 1939 amendments to the Act, heartily approves the freezing of the rate for 1948 and 1949. But after that, Mr. Linton. who is president of the Provident Mutual Lilo Insurance Company of Philadelphia, poinu out that the setting of tax rates should be based on careful study of the entire problem. The Country certainly needs to know where the freezing of i ax rates by legislation from year lo year is taking the social security system'. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR BARBS BT HAL COCHRAN BARBS ETAOI ETIIT It's n brainy day on which you buy government bonds for a rainy day * * Uomc-gro.wn radishes are those little red things you uiUrCl know were goin ff to bite your tongue. • » • Tlie nights are here when gals arc moonstruck—and then sou-struck. » * * Fire fighters in Oregon also had ( o battle a park or wolvrs. How did (hey Ret so far away from the UK cities? • • « Just traveling In circles sometimes comes from running around too much. JSecrets—Tell Them or LlKeepThem 9\ "it Senator Hfckenlooper, who reveal- jj^ed the theft of'documents from the •Ixw AUmbs atom bomb project, hints The Great Divide FRIDAY-, JUI-/VM8, 1947 Congressmen Probe Matron's Services for War Department I! Sit nia Congress, Long Wary of Press Agents .Considers Now Considering Hiring Official Photographer By I'ETER EDSON Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, July 18. (NBA) — Congress, which hates and despises all government, press agents when they're employed, by the bureaucrats, hns suddenly, grown public-relations conscious itself; in a big way. The Senate ts considering n bipartisan move to hire a $5fiOO-a- year olficial photoerapher — to make 'em look prettier. And both Houses are nhoul to yive final okay on a move to set up a "Coordinator of Recording Facilities" — a disc jockey to record (lie Voice of Congress on Immortal platters. These two developments top the House action to set up a "Coordinator of Information." As rcpor'cti in this column a few days I\RO. his job will be to rll^ and digest useless information. It has also become known that the Hon. John Tuber, chnlrman of the House Appropriations Committee nnd a wartime enemy of Elmer Davis's OWI, wasn't above accepting the services of a puid pies'; agent himself this spring, when his committee started dodging o'ul publicity brickbats. The deal to provide Congress w:!h an official photographer was Slav!ed by Senators Chavez. Kilgo:v, Gurney, Butler, Capehart. Bre\vster and Hatch. The way flings nre now, the ne*s photographers take pic- camera stuff. Double chins, flowing n one or Lwo-mlnutp short. r rh'i= uaues, bald plates, baggy pants and eyes. NO MOIIF. CANDID STUFF But an official- photographer with a studio ami all expenses paid out uf the conlingeut fund of the Senate would really do a job. Retouch the plates. Erase the wrinkles. Ail the prints (hey wanted for free, guaranteed as handsome as Clark Gable or Pat Hurley. And the way these things usually work out, first thing ydu know this official photographer would be wanting a monopoly. Press cameramen -Aoulci be barred from hearings They would have to take approved prints, all alike, as handed out by the official photographer. A still sweeter graft than this, however, is about to receive congressional approval in .the Legislative Appropriation Act, setting up the Coordinator of Recording Facilities. For the psist ten years or so, Robert J. Coal- and his wife, HC!LMI. have been running a recording studio on the fifth floor of the old House Office Building. They gol rent, and light free from Uncle Sam. They installed theiv own equipment, which they say represents a $30.000 investment- Here thev cut records for congressmen who wanted lo make canned speeches to SCJH> out on platters. their home-town stations. The lures that make congressmen look j rates were $6 for a 15 minute platter, like what they are. Good candid S-l for five minute*, and $2.5C :.or is about half what the commercial recording studios -Va'ge, bu', Ihey have to pay overh^:,il. This year Coar not 'deas 01 expanding operations. He proiwtcd that Congress takfc over his business at a cost ;o iha taxpayers of $25,000 a year, including $af»9 for him, $4000 for his wife anci n staff or Ihree engineer.-, and a secretary. MAIiE A FEW CHANGES His first idea w ns thai he IJE called Coordinator of Radio Information Facilities. The Congressional Hndio Correspondents Association stopped that me and innce him change the name. Congress then hacked down the salaries to $6600 for Coar, $3200 for his wife. But they'll go on the government payroll as things now stand. According to,. Coar's testimony, he would like to. make authorize:! recordings of hearings, provide .in- nouncers to introduce the congress- me:!, nrnuige forums, and give, otri- er services. Who is going to get the $S, 'lie S4 and the S2.50 isn't quite alei". Coar said it could be up any KH-, but there seemed to be no idea of turning it into the Treasury. The advantage of this setup to Congress nre saitl to be that'll will give the representatives and senators a chance to sny what they please, to editorialize, ami to answer all the unkind things that are said about them in the newspapers. They might begin by cutting a platter to answer this. Sunday School Lesson BY WILLIAM E. GILHOV, D. n. At the outset of Job's suffering a character appears other than the three prin-jipal speakers, EH- phaz, BiJdad, und Zopluir. It Is Job's wife, and her words are in verses 9 and 10 of the second chapter. Many wives liavc been a support to husbands in distress, nl •least giving 'helpful symj.1>thy, and many husbands in a similar situation have been of great help to their wives. But Job's wife was no help—in fact she seems to have added to •his troubles by lier unsynir-t-iithotic and nagging attitude. Apparently without any vital fa-ith herself she virtualy taunted Job with his own faith, saying to him, in effect, "Now, wherc's your God?.What's the use of your flnth, when you're covered with bolls from head to fool? You'd belter curse God and die." What a woman! <A man covered with boils could be pardoned for being irritable, but Job surely was doubly justified in losing some of his patience, and telling her tliit .^he was -speaking like a fool: "Thou speaketh as one of the foolish women spoaketh." But in the rest of his reply wisdom conquered impatience. Ii- memorable words he said: "What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God. and shah we not 'receive evil?" The record truly says that "in all this did not Job sin with his lips." There wore tames when Job's faith and jpatient .endurance were not so strong, when his suffering seemed greater than lie couM bear, und when he felt as Jesus was -to forsaken him. One might call such forsake nhiin. One might call such a linoccl a not unnatural reaction to intense suffering. The outcry of Jesus was more agonizing pnay- or than an expression of lack of faith. ni(j He not say to the penitent thief, "Todav shall thou be with me in Paradise"? It is not the mood of <tlic moment, but the ottilude of mind and heart—and will—that is the essence of faith, and of trnst in God. The Bible' leaches consistently that the good and upright, are secure in God's keeping, no matter wl-lit may befall them, but it docs not teach that they are immune from trouble. The' prophets held (heir faith, and were true to their mission, through deep persecution «nd suffering. iBut when Paul had listed all the troubles that eou'd befall rrti:i, and nil the forces that could war against -him (Romans 8) his conclusion was that, nothing could from the love ot God. him That is the New Testament version of the Book, of .Tub. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••*••••••••••••••••••»• IN HOLLYWOOD 1 in Han Francisco and couldn't t cul of the contract. :et BY ERSKINF. JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — Jchnj So instead of Alice, an unknown Crawford lins a new member to- girl named Ginger Rogers land- day in her HoV.ywood "I'm-Nct-l e t i in Allaire's arms. Over-Forty" 'Club—still jxn'ky, still! jm- \>*i) UITTEII shapely Alice White, the "HM. Wlnn5i . Fl.ulf" Irani the 1032 movie of 1 wnlltul SO THEY SAY There is little poliomyelitis In Africa, China and Japan. Tills despite tliefr big populations, unsanitary conditions. It seems the cleaner our country becomes, the more cases of poliomyelitis we hnvc.—Dr. M. Rivers, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. » • • screen. After what they hear on the radio and see on the screen. It Is a wonder that the youth of today has any modesty or decency let;.—Lndy Nancy Astor, former member of British Pnrlln- inent. * « » Will I lake a job? well, I might sometime, nut I have nothing definite In mind, r never lake life easy, i never shall:—The Duke of nindsir. • • • Tn America-it Is not an army we must train for war; It i s a nation. The spirit of man grows in freedom; it withers In chnins. He ha.s the "ght to live a free life. Thai r,lght spring-,, inalienably, from within himself. It Is not existent by decree of the sUte. Let us better ourselves; then will come n. bettered state —Bernard M Baruch, the same title. I "I'm not quite 40 yet," said A'ico, shuddering at the headlines which heralded, after five years, her return to the screen in "The Tiinel ol Your Life." One read: I "Film Fioneerx Returns to I Screen." \ "Holy nnckcrel," said Alice. "I; started in (picl.ures in '1929. I'm no pioneer. I'm no snappy 16 but I'm not 110 cither." Ali~e \vbitc was n. blonde when she crashed the screen via hold- ine a scrlot for Charley Chaplin —"I was -the cnly girl ( he didn't aak to inarry him"—and zoomed to sl|?r<loni as the singing ant] dancing Betty .Grablc of the depression years. Now she has reddish hrown hair ; and she's stl'l miehly cute. Alice'; will plQy a B-cirl. In the £Vin: Francisco bar where Jin-rny CaR- ney. Bill Bemlix ami others enacting the tWtt'iimi Snroyan dra-j ma which Bill Cagney is urodiic- •ini fcr the screen. MARRIAGE WVTH RECESSES ' •Alice -has been married for tho I .last 10 years to Jack Roberts. .\ : film writer. "Wilh a feu- intcr- irvs?lons," she said. "I've really been retired] 1 ' she ra-d. "but there still are a lot of in'«5 I think I can vrtay. And if Hollywood vents me. I'm ready to go to work ngnin." Pale onc« plnvcrl a strange, . prank en A'ice. At the peak of her .4 {ftdHSl (I I career, she -tried to talk War- I ncr Brothers into sending to 1 Broadway for Fred Asta're as her I i|i lie ing Karl ncr. « The studio safd: "Who wauls to Me a bald - headed jny Brothers Ip.'kcd Kent Smith -into ptiying a bit in "The Voice of the Turtle" He finally saw the preview. "If ij ever play a part as Khort as lhal again." he cracked. "I'm going to speak 13rinn Donlei-y will get the role of the Chief of the Clinaduin ATci:r.tics in the film version of "Mrs. Mike." . . . Hnn Durye.i is due fcr an a,'l-cnl j-,ublicity campaign ftt U. I. ... Ruth Warrick will mike an album of vmrscry 5-^ories Icr Drcca. . . . Carmen Miranda, of all p^npl^. is taking Enff^sh dic-tion lessons. limcc Cabct is dreaming up a va\:dcville tour, (ioin^ a st.reani- lined version ot a hit p'ay. . . . Tonv 'Martin tui-inju: ';n the charm for Nan 'Bonnet! i>l HID Beverly Tropics. , . . Ida laiphio on-1 Don McGuire a Mirnri^c twosonn r,t. Jack's ;it the Beach. . . "Annie Oaklev." filmed hi 103"!. ;ind starring Barbara Stanwyck, is (he next revival to hit the comeback trail. ble. The standard theory is that a bid over an informative double shows weakness. McGhee's theory Is that a bid over an informali'A; double informs your partner that you like his suit. In today's hand South was justified in opening the bidding with n spade. Not all players would double with the West hand, but in tills case West did double. Most North' players would bid three or four spades, but MeGhee bid. two diamonds, which said, "Partner. I like .spades, but if we do not piny it at spades. It might be better to open a diamond." 15 Years Ago In BlyihevilU— Playing in the northeast Arkansas Tennis tourney yesterday, Richard Hiett of Jonesboro defeated George Henry of Blytheville in straight sets. Charles Haven of Forrest City, E. B. Crawford of Marian and An, Williams remain in the running fcr the singles championship. Cra-.v- ( ford is favored to win the singles | event with Crawford and Jack Finley Robinson being the_ favorites in. double play. "~~ A party of seven from Blytheviile left today for Bella Vista, Ark., where they have taken a cottage for two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Waterman are host and hostess. Those making the trip are Mr^ and Mrs. J. p. Lenti. Mr. and Mrs W. T. Barnett and Mrs. W. J. Pollard. 730 L/.S. Teachers Soon To Sail for Great Britain (WASHINGTON. July 18. (UP) — The U. &'. Offic-e of Education said A A V QJOO » K98 * A 10 0 4 3 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE New Wan to Me Ghee VNone A Q 10 4 N W E .5 Dealer A None » A 10 70 5-132 4765 + 65 Ok KQ J 1036 V K • J 3 2 ^ + KQJ Tournament—N-S vul. South West North East 1 * Double 2 « , 2V Pass 4* 4* 5V 5 * 0 V Double Pass Opening—* J n By FREDKKK'K C. OTIIMAV (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, July 18. <UPJ — The question before the House Is what did the handsome Mrs. Heltn Woods do for the War Department to earn $2,335.00 «t (lie rate' or $25 per diem? The War' Department also pa It! her tarvcllng expenses, but these amounted since l«st M.irch to only $520.10. The congressmen looking Inlo her carcw claim lliis small figure indicates not that she was a homebody, but she did ii>o s (, of her traveling by' Army plane gratis. The subject is a touchy one ami I don't want to insult the tall, slim mother of three fighting men in the last war, who IjeJieve.'; wholeliearteii- ly that what this country nceis . to avert another >-.var is universal military training. She j s the wklT.y of Arthur H. woods, one-time po!I/-(; commissioner of New York. The charge lias been made thai the War Department, hired her in the hope her speeches would ;.-;- fluence American women lo insist that their congressmen vole lor training of every 18-year-old hoy If she did-do this tlicii .she a:ul the War Department broke a la-.v passed 75 years ago to keep government department from lobbying loi- their pet schemes. So there were n fei- colon?is. n three-star general nnd Mrs. \vc->rf-- (looking cool, calm and coV.eciatl iu a brown linen dress ivitli gold buttons), before the. House Executive Exjienditures Subcommittee cl Rep. Forest A. Harness of Ind. U. Gen. J. Lawton Collins, Uie Army's head press agent, said Mrs. I Woods was hired ns an adviser to War. Department; he said he wanted to pay her tribute to her advice. Mrs. Woods smiled. She testified then that of course she made speeches. But onlywh?n she was asked, And then just to tell the facts. "On both sides of the (jiiestion ?" demanded Rep. Harness. "There are others better rjii.ilifieil to speak on the other side," Mri Woods snapped. The congressman read an excerpt from her speech before the ladies of the I.os Ang_cles Chamber of Commerce in which she said that our children have paid fne prce t'A'ice for our shmt-.sighterlness ana idealism; that she believed every American parent should dcma:i : l universal military training. "It that telling the facts?" asked Rep. Harness. "It certainly is," Mrs. Woods replied. The subject somehow changed then to the Ft. Knox Military Reservation, which the Army is usinc to show what fine. training it can give young Americans if it gets tha chance. Mrs. Woods said the youngsters there were being given excellent spiritual lessons and she had the chaplain's report to prove it A pale young fellow on the sidelines slipped.a note to the commif- tec counsel asking ir'h c could-testify. He could. He said his name was John M. Swormley, a Met'io- dist minister of Washington, who didn't like the idea of military training. He also had -been to Ft. Kno- and he didn't notice any particular spirituality among the men. One other thing. Mrs. Woods dees not work for the War Department any more. I had a little chat witii her after the hearing, she said she could not understand some congressmen. She said I would be surprised how grateful were the people to whom she explained military training. todav 13D American teachers—inoit of them young, single women— will sail for I^ondon Aug. 18 s«»p- ping posts for the coming school year with an equal number of learners from Britain. Thqir British counterparts will -arrive .In .Mew York on Aug. 20. Individual exchanges already have been arranged and each -teacher is to have made living orram;e- Jrrent.s fcr the substitute. diamonds and South made his singleton king of heart 1 ; _n .. .......* |."J llm l^»Mt L1LLVU1 l; ^ JIC-J ] M,'i laus the <-or,:raet was set three Elementary and high schools in 3! Mhtes are represented. Each teacher remaining on the payroll of her own school, and must pay her own travel expenses tricks. Ambassador Several Aslaire and I5y WII.UAM F. McKENNEY America's Carrt Authority Written for NEA Service Eight of the country's 83 Life Masters are Chicago players. One of them, William McGhce, Llfo years Inter RKO hired,Master No. 68. has a theorv th-,C As it happened, when this hand was played at six hearts with a club opening, declarer made the j contract. H C won the club in dummy, discarded his other club 1 | on the ace ol spades, rolled a club in his own hund. laid down the ace of trumps, and then proceeded to establish two club tricks on which he discarded two losing diamonds. However, at six hearts icsUnsl .\fcGliee, SouUi opened the lack of diamonds. North and South took star with hi^'ln™ vu" 0 ^ '? i?v"l dl /' m from "" B mcral| y «cc«pt- the first three diamond tricks Me- SUM with him. Ahce Mis in a pla> ! e d onc „„ thc hkkljllg over a d( J u . I OUee co)lt|n| , ed wlth lhc tm|r cf HORIZONTAL 1.6 Pictured American ambassador- to India 11 Short . ' comedies 12 Iterate 14 Boat paddle 15 Assessed 18 Literary ' scraps IS Card game 21 Cheerful 22 Coffers '" 23 pirl's name 25 Hellenic 26 Poker stokes 27 Fields 28 Rhodium (symbol) 29 Parent 30 Interval 33 Redacts 37 Roof edges 38 Cotton fabric 39 Love god •10 Turkish judge 44 Certain 45 Jurisdiction (suffix) •10 Silky wool 48 Uncooked 49 Blinded 51 Beliefs 53 He is an ex, assistant scc- - rotary of 54 Dwell VERTICAL 1 Norwegian king 2 Wandering 3 North . Carolina (ab.) 4 Resistance unit 5 Belgian river 20 Musical thirds 36 Mergansers 6 Henry 22 Vaulted roofs 40 Grant 7 Color 24 Remains 8 To {prefix) ' 25 Yawned 9 Costlier 30 Foretellers 10 Northerner 31 Botanical I) Shallow cavity walls 13 Chores 32 Shore bird 10Verso (ab) 34 Hardened 17 Exists 35 Harangue 41 Area measure 42 Two (prefix) 43 Peruvian chiel 46 Encountered 47 Eye 50 Note of scale 52 East Indies (ub.)

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