The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 25, 1943 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 25, 1943
Page 2
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HdirTWO i BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS LMKJM ABEM SAVING HUBBCR Hammering a»ay in this column on Hie evils of bureaucracy ; has not Ijeen In vain Evidence has come to me In the last, few days to the, effect that such persistence lins savVd the United States 300 million gallons of gasoline worth, say, $50,000,000 at retail, plus whatever; amount of rubber would be met) in consuming such a quantity of motor fuel in gravel reacts. Here is ho» It happened >.,.'•. Sometime ago a letter came from n DIIII compllaiilng at IiLs local ratlbii board for what seemed to be (rood reason He had' suffered . no inconvenience himself but had witnessed what he considered unfair tieatment of n stranger. There was no personal rancor In his criticism.. Moreover It seemed to arise Irani patriotic impulse. He accused the ration board^ of slowing down wir work bj being Indifferent and unsympathetic. The Case In Brief The. stranger (name not mentioned in Ihc letter) claimed lo be employed in an airplane factory 20 miles from 'where lie lived. He regularly ; drove back and forth to work. Inking four other workmen' with him as passengers. On account of a. technicality he needed nn emergency gasoline allowance and .didn't get II. To the man who ^role., Ihe letter, It looked like 1 eeplng fl\e men needlessly awivy from essential war work for scv- craldays; waiting for a bonrd lo meet. This was by no, means the first, criticism I'd heard but it had every appearance of being fair, and it caused "me. to check Into several others. Some of them seemed'equal- Is just, so I lesolved to Inquire more' deeply. Finally I made up a list of questions and addressed them to Mr. Preutlss Brown, head ,of (he Office of Price Admmislra- lion, placing Ihe cases before him respectfully. A Reply from OP A After a while a reply came from OPA, signed by Mr. John K. Richards; .chief of the gasoline rationing branch. It:was a long letter but heie is pait of it. 'It Is realized lint farmeis' time ns well ns oilier workers' time Is valuable and so the regulations 1 have been amended lo reniove the necessity for going, to n local War Price'and Rationing Board for renewal of cer- • lam rations 'Although it will be necessary for holders of Certificates of Wai- Necessity to present such certificates to .tlieir local War Price and Rationing Boards at leist once after the effective date of Amendment 25, which was March 2, 1943, after this one presentation, renewals of transport of "F rations wllj generally be tent to applicants by intul'i^ .». v *.:s..v . A'Real Improvenwnt In other words, fanners who own trucks used to be obliged to visit then ration boaid four limes a year. Under .Amendment 25 they don't have to see the board but once. After that they can get their gasoline coupons by mail. This Is no small matter There are 10 million fanners in (tie United States and they live more thnn five miles from their ration board officej on the average. It is safe to say that a trip to Ihe ration board office and back, home is 10 miles for the average farmer, and for 10 million farmers that's 100 million miles. Multiply Ibis by four times a year and you haxe 400 million miles. It Is like sending 840 automobiles on an unnecessary trip to the moon and bick The man who conceived the idea t was helping Hitler whether he realized it or not But let us be thankful that one more bureaucratic blunder has been corrected. It is estimated that a beech tree comumejs about 80 quarts of water daily •JDSOH.IHIWASHINGTON Cheap Commodity Chiseling BV PETKB KDSON Courier News Wuslilnglim Correspondent rpHIS Is not Intended to lie a 1 *• scare story, but—Hie lionizing ingenuity of the cheap chlscli'is who seek to profiteer on-wartime shortages Is perhaps most .striklng.- 1 ly Illustrated by the extra chores which the U. S. Food anil Uniis Administration lias had to luke on to protect, the public from adulteration, filth, ilccomiiaslllon nnd just plain crooked ciicnllng. > Colfce has been found mixed' with roasted cereals. Dried Brass has been fiold as ten. Imported .spices, hard to Bel because of shipping shortages, have been found adulterated with trom 20 per cent to 50 per cent corn- slnrch. Canned snrdhics, labeled "packed In pure olive oil," Imvc been ana- lysed and found to lie packed In corn oil or cottonseed nil. Saccharine has been found substituted for .sugar as a sweetener. White poppy seeds have been dyed the .same color as the belter "blue" variety, In order to gel the premium price which the latter bring on the market, nnw Hint Imports of Uclglim seeds have been stopped. Egg substitutions nrc sonic of the most flagrant. Cornsiai'ch lias been .substituted for eisg In pic- pared mlxe.s sold to bakers. Artificially colored, the- cornsljircli gives the same rich, yellow appearance to a cake that a good cook provides through liberal bcallng In of egg yolks, but the food value Just isn't there. In egg-macaroni tlu.' standard 5'i |rer cent egg content has been founU to be cut to 2 per cent In .some brands, the yellow coloring In this ease being supplied by a coal tar dye which is considered Injurious to health. VIOLATORS IN MINORITY, BUT ... JI/IAYONNA1SE and salad dressings have been found to con- lain not the nsuiil olive, cotton, soy bean or other vegetable oils which are scarce, but Instead contain a mineral oil which has no particular food value and Is, moreover, n purgative. These arc some of the mosl glaring examples of wartime food adulterations, but it should not be Imagined from in Is list that every cnnner of sardines, every packer of tea, coflcc. .spices or processed 'oads is guilty of these uljumiim- lons. Violators arc decidedly in 'he minority, nnd as a matter of fact, many of Hie reports on vlo- ations come from responsible food .landlers who me as much Interested ns the public in seeing that .lie. .fringe of outlaw operators is clipped olT the carpel at respecla- blllty. But the -wnr 1ms brought iin increase in the number of these clieap cheats. The .shortages of staple supplies have aggravated the tcm])(ntion to use substitutes so a.s to meet Hie dem.imi nnrl make an Increased profit, and tbls has increased llic job of the enforcement agencies of the federal and state governments, Food and Drug Administration officials anticipated this Increase in violations, and they got It. Tn ndditton to the adulterations, there are numerous cases of offering for sale filthy and decomposed foods. These nrc normally the most frequent and most troublesome cases which Food ami Drug Administration inspectors have to handle. Loss of skilled lalwr, plus a letdown in care are the big contributing factors. Some of -the case histories of Food and Drug Administration inspections, seizures, criminal prosecutions and injunctions are enough to curl your Insides Into a permanent wave not only because of their uniiyge- nic nature, but also because it is unbelievable that the so-called hu- man beings who run these shadowy nnd shady businesses could sloop so low. Black market operations Just acid to this vcnlallty THICKS 01' TIIK THAI)* ri'WE .moral of all this for the 1 consumer who must buy and accept substitutes In days of war-Imposed shortages Is lo know what you're buying. Head the labels, not only what It says on the fno.B of Ihc label In big type, but what It says In small type or on the back. In the case of the coffee adulterations, some roasters Kouglil to nvoiri prosecution by nilj- bcr stamping on the bottom of ihe bag, In blurred lype less than a Klxtecnth of an Inch high, the words, "wllh filler," or "cereal added." It didn't gel by. Food and Drug Administration Is not primarily Interested in prlci; dontrol or rationing, u is Interested In short weight, which constitutes a mlsbrnndlng, and it anticipates Increased trouble In chiseling of this type. Hut udul- ler.illons and short weight or short measure constitute a lowering of the (|unntity ami quality of. anything you get for your ration coupon, and as such constitute inflation. Concealed Inflation. Just iinollicr thing (he alert cllr/ei has to be on guard against It wartimes. WASTE FATS Are Urgently Needed In The Manufacture of Munitions! Mrs. Housewife: 1. Save WASTE FATS And CREASES- 3. Keep In COOL PLACE- Mr. Dealer: 2. STRAIN Into CLEAN CANS- 4. SELL It to Your MEAT DEALER! PROVISION CO. Phone 583 RCRC'. Courier News Want Ads, iis electric ioastcrJ 'This kJtchen clock ' Keeping Up With The Men In Service Scrgt. Forrest spend- ng n 15-day furlough here with ils mother, Mrs. C. I,. Jarrctt and other lelntlves. Willie here Seigcant Janett will visit friends at Burdelle before reluming to his post at Shcppnrd Field. Texas. Carlos Deal has been accepted In the Army Air corps and oxpccls to be sent to some college soon where he will receive his prcfllglit training. At present ho Is In El I'aso, Texas In the William llcnu- hiont General Hospital. 1'fc. William I). Hodge has returned to his camp at St. Joseph, Mo., after spending a 10-day furlough wilh his ijarcnls, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hodge of Manila. Private Hodge is in an advanced radio school. Four sons of Mrs. Hosa Beard 705 Lilly fit., are serving with the armed forces. Pvt. William Everett Beard Is stationed at Han Dleijo, Cnl., Ufc, Fred II. Heard Is some- where In (he Pacific where he watf wounded In action some time ago. Sergl. Hoy A. Beard has seen action in Hie Ciuudalcanal urea and Staff Sergt. Sam Beard Is wllh Ihe Army Air Corps In Kapld City, S, D. Her brother, Ernest, Burris has nol been heard from for some time and his location Is unknown, her son-in-law Dibrell Williams of C'omvny Is also serving. Luxora News Mrs. J. S. Cecil Jr., complimented her brothei-, Forrest Slanflold I ucsrtay night with a dancing party n honor of his 18th birthday at her home In Luxora. At the conclusion of the evening sandwiches and cold drinks were served The hostess was assisted in serving oy Marriage Licenses Alex Gulp nnd MLss Beatrice Ashley of Holland; William Howard Brown and Miss Pcnrllu Christine lU'agnn both of Blythevillc; Jnini's W. Yoos mid Miss Jcrenc rai/nlx'lh Butl.s ljutli of jjradfonl, Tcnn.; I'vt. Ai'tluir J, Illijilon JUKI Miss Ussln Riuclicr, Ijoth o( Halls, Tcnn. I.ful. JJUHOS lil.iljie Johnson of Memphis iiiul Miss Mary Josephine Flslicr of UlythcvJNi!; Wllllnin Jiunts Morrow and Miss Ardnlh MdilJoi) Wclgler, both of Indfnna|)- «\\s, Intl.; Hilly Dwiglil Dye of Hragyaducio, Mo., and Miss Ili'len I'oscy u( Cat'iithersvllle, Mo.; and P/c. Jlrj'ljcrl J. IV.'cli'j'in of MIIII- the.stcr, Mass., nnd Miss Mildred Ciloiiii Conley, Jackson, Tcnn. Klcven generals' were killed or lalfilly wounded hi the Baltic of her skiers. Mrs. Hmcr Cole of Luxora and Mrs. Doyle McCain of Osceola. Miss Eva Elaine Slnnflcld, another sister from New York City was present and Mrs. Charles E, Grnhani of Memiihls, .TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1943 Substitution of lumber for metal Ls releasing more than 2,500,000 tons of critical materials for other war One farm in the Panama cnnal Zone Is devoted to raising four- leaf clovers. uses. Soothe with MeiMu. for-. m . nvn der — cooling, medicated SKIN IRRITATIONS THEYSCBAM UHEH YOU "And the radio..." "All three were fixed by persons listed in ihe Y€Liow PAGES: i>,' Look first in the NEW YELLOW PAGES of your phone book. Then make a single telephone call do the work of many — and save yourself time, trouble, and aimless searching. In these times the YELLOW PAGES ore more helpful than ever. They tell you who has what you want ...who will fix what you want fixed... who will buy what you have to sell, MUTNWimiN IIU IkltjMNt <0. Where Freemen Shall Stand"... THERE shall you Stand, also; for you are an American. You are part of Lexington and Concord .. of Gettysburg and San Juan Hill. You were with the men at Pearl Harbor .. asking for more Japs at Wake Island .. fighting'' with General MacArthur in Eataan. YOU will help win the Victories today. THE ANSWER to Pearl-Harbor is in your heart .. in the way you 1'ccl when you hear "The Star' Spangled Banner" .. in the courage and determination that you bring to your war- lime job whatever it may be the way you believe in Liberty-h a-rd enough to die for it .. NOT EVERY one can send an'-enemy bomber crashing in.flames /..or fire a gun from the deck of a'battle- ship; but War Stamps and Bonds give all of us an opportunity to help win the war—an American find the billions needed for Victory. Every Stamp and Bond you buy will help to keep the light of Freedom bright, and the skies over America clear of Axis raiders. Enlist YOUR current savings .for Victory. Make every pay day Bond day. Wanes Tanks Guns .. NOW Will Mean I JFK To American Servicemen! This space is a contribution to America's all-out war effort by Arkansas Grocer Co. Ark-Mo Power Corp. L. K. Ashcraft Co. Joe Atkins Machine Shop L. H. Autry, BurdeUe A. S. Barboro & Co. Barksdale Mfg. Co. Brythwille Water Co. The Crafton Co. Delta Inpknwnts, Inc. Loy Eich Chevrolet Co. Gay & Billings, Inc. Guard's Jewelry & Optical Store Halter's Quality Shoe Shop Happy Hour Grocery & Mkt. Hard a way Appliance Co. Herrick's Jewelry Hubbard Furniture Co. Hubbard Hardware Co. Huddleston & Co. Tom W. Jackson Jiedel's Keiser Supply Co., Keiser Langston-Wroten Co. Charles S. Lemons Tom Little Hardware Co. The New York Store Pat O'Bryant Palace Cafe J. C. Penney Co. Robinson Drug Co. Phillips Motor Co. I. Rosenthal, Inc. Rock Saliba A. G. Shibley Wholesale Grocer* C. G. Smith Swift & Co. Oil MiH Thomas Land Co. FloydA.Whhy ZeDner's Supper Skp > •? DIIITEO ITATES TREASURY WAR FINANCE COMMITTEE,. WAP SAVINGS STAFF - VICTORY FUND COMMITTf!

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