The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1944 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 25, 1944
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TUESDAY, APRIL 2G,-19.M WMC Still Has Big Job Ahead Manpower Problem Is Not Yet Solved, Whitehead Declares m „ Ne »' B "<1 ewaler tasks Ho before me War Manpower Commission as f starts Its third year of opera[ion on April 18. it was said today Herbert M. White-head, manager . , Blyihevllle office of the the most erroneous In the minds of some Dial insnpoww is M1 . whits-head of the WMC's Service. "Probably idea existing ... of our citizens l< over tile s.ild. "In 1030 we produced nnmillons or war valued at 51,400,000,000. There were approximately 10,000,000 unemployed In lliLi country. "Then came Pearl Harbor this nation acted with amazing 'speed and zonl. \Vnr production mounted I" $07,000,000,000 in 1943, making n total war nnd non-war production of SHO,800,000,000 in 1013 compared to $88.600,000,000. The achievement Is one imequaled in history. "As our production mounted, the need /or manpower grew. In July 1040, there were 48,100,000 -in the armed forces and the labor groups III ( lijr. ««....! .... « _ . . ° ' (ARK.) .COURIER NK\VS 1, 1943 G3.GOO,- m this country. On July this number had risen to "There were at that time 3,500,000 more women in the labor force than would normally be ' employed m peace lime employment. Younger and older, as well ns physically handicapped workers were being Used. "It is true that we have reached a plateau in production and man- Dower, but we 'have aot yet started down and no one can tell when we may do so until (lie military pic- Shan it is Uire is far more clear ^ now. It will be more „„ can than It was to reach tlits peak. 'In the future there must be more emphasis upon utilization of labor and training programs and activities than on recruitment and placement, although these activities will still lie of major importance. Our manpower program has been tried and tested and Is working. The manpower program has lihd the approval and the cooperation of management,. labor, agriculture and the public. It win continue lo work with the cooperation of those who are determined thai produc lion .on the home front shall be such that tlie clay of victory will be here more speedily. To that task the War Manpower dedicated, and io that end it asks Ihe support and cooperation of all." Porcupines ol the Ok! World have '[Hills measuring length. 10 inches in Dr. Ltehtfoat Is a Port Collins, Colo. foot doctor in Lauded By F. D. R. Cardinal O'C'oimeH " BOSTON, April 24. fOP)—Presi- dent Roosevelt today paid tribute to William Cardinal O'Connell, wlio died Saturday. A message of condolence from the President said: "I am deeply sorry to hear of the passing of tiic venerable figure of Cardinal O'Connell. prelate nnd prince of the church. "With rare gifts of leadership lie served-l^Is day and generation with fidelity, steadfastness and apostolic Clan" in full ceremonial robes, the cardinal's body will lie In state at the Cathcdal of the Holy Cross from •I p. in. today until the funeral services Friday morning which will be attended by-dignitaries of hoth church and -state. EDSON IN WASHINGTON Post-War Prosperity Plans The 18 congressmen' making up high on the list the settlements of le HOIISe Economic Pftllpv nnH mnlntnf t n i.,.i I n » ! I.... ,,_ti-i_.. i tlie House Economic Policy and - --- --..-f -..,. « v .,t,MVV bVIIIUIKlllUll UU11CIUS \\l\\ Plannlnc Cominlllec, clinlrmanned the reform of the present (ax sys by the red-headed Hon. Howard Meyers Colnier of Pascagoula, Miss., have of late been getting an earful •- "* '"*v wvl^i getting nil CUILUl ni luf US DUS1UCS.S and a liberal education and building Mr. Hoffman declares, we arc not up quite n file of testimony on post- worried about maintenance of the war planning, as viewed by some of free enterprise system ns long as we the best business brains In the couti- Imve « free society in which (o make Irv Whnl unnrl It \iini tin vettmtnc. t+ in/irt* ' • try. Wlmt good It will do remains to te seen, for It Is both amazing' and discouraging to observe h"«, whenever four or more iwople get into one of these [wstrwar bvisl-' ness discussions, the conversation starts shooting all over the place like sparks from a plmvheel. In n way. this isn't hard to understand. The subject and Its ramifications are so big thai no one knows where lo begin. If the talk seems futile and the outlook hopeless, that's natural. Paul G. Hoffman, president of Studebaker and chairman of CED -the Committee for Economic Di- vclopineul, organized and. financed by private business under. Department of Commerce sponsorship—' frankly confessed to something''of the same frustration when''.he- ftp'- 1 peared before the Cohnei'. Conlriilt-: lee. "Six or eifiht months' agg," said Mr. Hoffman, "I knew all tlie answers. I was sure-of .them—until I' began to study them." : To'd[ty he Is not so sure but he is, he says', sure of the approach—"which Is-to'get rid of wartime controls just as soon as possible." ' . . -. If first things should come flrsl; in this post-war planning,, maybe that Is the place to begin, it Is an idea Ihnt Is foreign lo-most-.Washington thinking, though : the *Tru-: man Committee did-.recommend lt> Most of the.Washington planners —the people who -worked.-.out the wartime economic controls—ha've expressed the opinion that there wllj have to be lots of controls carried over into the postwar period^ ''In such thinking, one big distinction L-j frequently overlooked. Wartime control?, were controls on .production and distribution. Salesme'n were cut right out of tlie picture, 'for, everything that could be produced and distributed could be'sold,' and wai sold, almost automatically. AH wartime employment 'has been'In', production and 'distribution, 1 ,In the post-war period, the salesman will come back into Ills own. , : : PREVIEW OF THINGS : ' . ; TO COME .-••'••• As for opportunities, Mr. Hoffman points to a recent consumers' survey which reported that JO per cent of the goods for which there would be biggest post-war demamj-we're not manufactured five years ago. .'.' While he calls, wd'iv prosperity a phony prosperity, he declares it. reasonable to assume that business caii continue, at the present expanded plant capacity.'As to the saturation point for business, which has been a constant source of worry'for years. Mr. Hoffman'points to estimates .in the. automobile industry—that J8 million cars can be sold'.in'the first three years after the war—a hitherto nndreamed-ol figure. •'• .'• . Pointing to his own company, which in 13-10 had 8000 employes, and now has 10,000, Mr. Hoffman discloses that plans are already drawn for the post-war employment of 15,000. To do this, the company will have to gamble some 'eight 'or 10 out of its 23 million-dollar' capital— gambling not only on the. success of its new products, but also gambling on fair treatment-by Congress. .... MACK TO SMALL BUSINESS The idea that ail - capital. must come from Wall Street'lie'declares erroneous. Two-thirds" .of air.the capital, he says, comes from profiL 1 ; plowed back into small, businesses; As to the job for Congress, lie puts contract ter tion policies nnd tern, "which Is designed to put business out of business." As__far as business Is concerned, we arc not Political ;^:' Announcements '.-•;/ tE courier News tag':b<ien authorized to announce ^iie fflUowliii candidacies, subject to th»>De6jo- cratlo primary In August: •.'••- •••"•<., '' STATE REPRESENTATIVE ALENE WORD' 7 !-•'•; (for re-election, Dtst, Ifa', 3) ". W. J. WUNDEKLICH •'." (for re-election, Dist.- JJo. 1) 3. tEE BEARDEN -'-.:". (for re-election,.Dist;-No: 3> - I.UCIEN -E. COLEMAN (Dist. No, 4) -.'•. •••• SHERIFF AND COUJCOTOB HALS JACKSON (for re-election) W. W. (BUDDY) WATSON COUNTY TREASURER R. B. (SKEET) STOUT MISS DELLA PURTLE COUNTY JUDGE ROLAND GREEK (for re-election) CIRCUIT COURT CLERK HARVET MORRIS (For re-election) COUNTV CLERK T. W. POTTER (for re-election) COUNTY ASSESSOB BOB GREENE OSCAR ALEXANDER FOR SALE: 800 Bu. Ralsoy Seed Soybeans Seed from sfale certified breeder. Ralsoy is the only variety grown on my farm in the last four years. 50 Tons Alfalfa Hoy 3-3 Yr, Old MuleS Broken lo Work H. C. KNAPPENBERGER Phone 562 it work. In other words, take off the controls and give' the grant Ajiierirnn gumshoe salesman n chance lo get out and do his stviff. Goes To War Hoy like, ho pretended lie didn't cflro. 'flint uoiiiB off lo war wns Just another link. That leaving his [oiks, his Job and his friends nl Ihe Cowipr News was nn Incident unworthy of comment, But. the "gang" knew, They remained dlsciwtly silent ns 18-yenr- old Tliomus Wesley Gltchell, pressman niul siercotyprr, strolled restlessly uron'nd the composing room yulerday iifternoon, u fi>w houre before lie WHS io lenvo for Indiic- llon into the Army. Wesley had com« around to sixy t'ondbyc. lie snl for a few inlnuli's listening to the sound of nmls fall- i«S In (lie llnotyjw jiiftchlnes, like sleet fiillinu In a Held of di'iul Brass. HD drank In the rasplni! .soumls of saws loarliuj Into typo mcltil. Ho' handled n proof or two, tettlnii «l • •---'/T— — •• •••—v»""w«i MW^Mrtg'M swwW'WAuwfr *l* t blood. Muybo lio Inlciuloil to stlc-k uromirt nnlll Ihe• press stnrtcd nillliiR, to neuv the bly rollers pinnidliiB ono more time. inn. snmienly he decided to co. '1'here wns n (jri-iit Iniiip In Ills throat when the Com-ln- folks unvo him 11 )|(t(e |)i-e.reut. nan' wi-rw lumps in the thronts of his follow workers, loo, ns the handsome, diirk- hnlred lad strode qnli-kly cut the door. "There goes n rciil soldier," one of lh« iKiys suld. Texas lends all stales In inodin;- U»n of turkeys, with Noitli Uflkola second. NEW YOIIK (OPi-fhe Vlclorv Book Campaign . distributed |n. 2S0.713. books to. forces til 11 cost of slightly more limn two cents u volume before It wns tor. mliliilcd'on Deo. 31; 1913, ucfoi'd- liiB-lo tin; nmil report by wintmn S. llepnci', chiilniinn of the bonrd The books. Hcpner reported lo the rampntb'n's .sponsurlng iigendes — Amcrleiiu Library Assw-l»||on Anierlcnn Ro<i Cross nnd USO- rnngiul fi-om chw.s'lcs to. light ilcdon nnd Iliroiigli iniiny trchnlcttl llelds They were shipped to the Army nnd Nuvy, Ainrrlcnn. Merchiml Murltip Ainorlcnn lied Cross, USO Win' Prl.wjior.'i' Aid,' Wnr Heluoiitluii con- ICM mid si'lculi'd Intliistrliil nivws Tlio.Amerknjj people dori»t«d 18,449,074 ixiok!)-to the cattpalgn, U wnj rciwrtcd, or theseVrsome 60 per cent'Wo found figllaWc in content tintl coiidltloirrdr tllslrlbWIprn . '"1'lici lov cpM-'of 2.07 tents per book for cplleQtlng. clcnhlng, repairing and distributing this vlUI read- Ing iniiUi'lnl to our nghllng forces Ls mini Itidlciitlon of the campaign's •iicccM," Hcpner said, "becatwe it undcrllueit the l\M co-oixsratloii ol Die siwiworltig ngenctes and the American public." Automobile Iniiqpehr were Intro ilneed In 19M.' PHOTO FINISHED Won't forget this mug soon, will you ? He was lop man once—m.some quarters. Today he's headed for the ash can. It was a mean, bitter job, heading him off. Ii still ., is. And though he 'doesn't look it now, there was a time when lie seemed to have the world in liis pocket. iWhal did finally stop him? First of all, fighting men. Then, among other things, American production — something he couldn't begin to match! Production of ships by the hundreds and planes by the lens of thousands. Of food aiid munitions and what ii takes — in unbelievable quantities! You see, this country not only liad the men and the machines. It had the electric power, too '—•-without which tvur industry could not pperqtcl The business-managed, electric companies, of .which we are one, are proud of what they have done — and arc doing — to make Hitler a hag-been. They, are-even prouder that, in the face of war's enormous extra burdens, all essential civilian needt have been met, It wasn't — it isn't — a miracle. It's simply a job' "tone-efficiently — by able and hard-working meil and women, plus experienced business management. • Hear "Report to the Nation," pnlitimdtng new program of the u-ccfr, every Titenlay evening, 9i30, E.W.T., Columbia Broadcaillng Syittm, «> hvrf »VL. W" wJ'^s^^Km...^SBS». MffrnK '•? 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