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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Bi;YTHEVn,I,E (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1948 THI BLYTHEVBLU COURIER NEWS TUB OOOBIKB HEWS CO. B. W. MAINS*, PubUtbw JAMia L. VEftHOKPF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdvtrtUntf *4ttrttoin« W*U»« W«m»r Co, Mtw Tork. AUttnU, UMnptm , D*Uo«t, «T«T Afternoon Except Sunday u teemd eU» mutter »l th» pa BlythtTillt, Arkuutti, und«r »et e( Oon- October ». »17. ~ 6UBSCRTPTON RATES: »r ttzitor In th« dty of Blytnerllfo «r »n» ~«aburb«ji town whert c*rrier wnrio* ta mtla- talned. 3«o per week, or *S« P« month. W mail within . rmdius of 50 mite*. M.80 J« Y*J »2 00 (or si* months. »1,00 lor thrw month*; bnuli outside M mil* *»«. »W.OO P«r H*t ' In Meditation An* H »h»ll conn to l,e,rk« «nl« »*. »»h « : (,»r<J«i throuth lh« i«l«. Wth i»r, l«l h»'l"» th work therein....— Jtremi P»», " ?• atllf"-'^ « >-° rd . ^ brln « '" "" »< thta cliy on th« S«b- S»bb«ih <U), U *» iw h 17:24. S« Christians, Jews, one heavy subbulh keep, And all th« western world believ. *nri sleep. —Pope. Barbs Who remembers when the average person could afford to read menus from left to right «nrt order »'h»t they really wanted? Not »H "* '>« """ wh " h *" '*"' f * u * llt •tt*)lnf homt ever played b»s«t>»H. • • • Drak«! University corns have given up daylight klusinr on th« campus. Alter dark they kiss and m»ke up for It. * » » Th« nwler * m»n'« Job the more tlm« h* h»« if become dl-mtlsfled with 11» « * .We're «till walling to hear Just one gom! rea- »on why w* thouldn't buy Uncle Sum's Security Bonds. Will Racing Interests Get Green Light in W. Memphis The Dixie Downs dispute between Arkansas' Governor Laney and Memphis officials would indicate that tht governor is inclined t,o favor licensing mother grab by the ifamblevs into the purges of an -alt too large a group of • people who can ill afford to lose so much wi even a'single dime to those who pi'ey on the weak—those who still seem to -think they can get something for nothing. W» hope, for the sak« of the poor people who will gamble;- tliat Governor Laney is not inclined to favor the establishment of « ract track at West Memphis. We hope that he will use every resource at his command 1o fight the proposal and live up to his reputation as a businessman with good judgment. It is true that racing bring in revenue to the state, but it is equally true - that it takes hundreds of thousands of dollars out of the pockets of men and women who otherwise would use that same money to pay honest debts, and to buy merchandise from Arkansas merchants, who in turn pay taxes to the state, and for the support of their local governments. Because Memphis officials expressed opposition to the Dixie Downs application for R permit for racing in West Memphis in the same conversation where the Arkansas governor was discussing , civil rights, the Arkansas governor turned thumbs down on a proposal to hold a South-wide civil rights conference • in Memphis. If he is interested in the rights of Arkansas citizens and Arkan,,,- , saa business interests, he will as quickly •f , use every ounce of his influence to save ,' , ^ihe state from further milking by gamlj- ; h«v« avoided • oo.tly work »toppagf« >nd h»v* com* up with a solution which may Mt th« pattern lor th« rest of tht nulo makers. If that happ«n», perhaps wt •hall eventually s«e th« *am« formula applied t* steel and, who knows, «ven coal. The UAW statement announcing th« agreement called the contract "a staggering blow" to the policies of th« Chrysler and. >\>rd companies. Perhaps it is. But it also represents, we think, an achievement of industrial statesmanship in which intelligence on both sides replaced table-pounding. Management in this cas« has made the grtatef concession. There is no ceiling on th« increases the company agrees to pay. As long an the cost-of-living index goes up, GM wages will rise at lh« ratio agreed upon. The union ,on th« other hand, will take no more than a five-cent cut when prices drop, no matter how the cost index dips. The company migl't not have had to make these concessions. Two UAW unions at GM, one of them Die big Buick local, had voted a strike. This surely was not because the members did not want more pay or that they were willing to give up the struggle for more before it started. Rather it probably meant that the workers knew the financial beating that they would take in another drawn-out strike. Tins was their notice to their union leaders to find a belter and less costly road to agreement. The new agreement should be a big incentive for the company to try to keep prices down. At the same time it gives notice Hint the union does not consider wage increases to be like the changing seasons, which come automatically without regard for the state of the world in which they occur. If this type of agreement could become statrtlard in our basic industries it might act as an effective price control. Steel, parlicularlv, has a profound influence on the country's living costs. If the steel companies knew that every time they raised prices it would cost them money, they would probably make very earnest efforts to avoid an increase. There would still be inflationary pressures if this basis of wage agreement was adopted generally, but they should"certainly ne less dangerous. We hope thafthe GM-UAW contract works out as well as it promises to, and that it will be copied widely and successfully. Well, There's Nothing Like Trying Congress Asked for Financial Aid in Battle Against Spud Bugs THE DOCTOR SAYS WHMw * By Edwin P. Jordan. M. I). Wrlilrn for NBA Srrvltc I-eukemia Is a condition "f .mknown cause in which there By Harmon W. Nlehoii United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, June 3, —(UP) —The congress was conslderlnu *. bill to provide halt a million doilaxi a year for professional ipud-bug hunters. It seetus that potato and tomato farmers on a 6,500-acre strip of Long Island, N. Y., woke up on« fine morning to find they had 1 comp K: ^^^^^^\^^^^~^^ the blood than there should be but moved In. The guest gets his vlcl- also there are abnormal forms and j u root of plants'and ype.s of cells. Normally there are! g(veg lomaloes and ^loet OM runty, sick look. ^ The witness before between 5000 and 10.000 white cells in a cubic millimeter of blood, but In leukemia Ihe number of white cells—normal and abnormal—rise to 30,000 or 40,000 »nd sometimes to more (Ivan 100,000 In a cubic millimeter. Kariy Siins of Disease There are several types of leukemia. In the rapid 'Red Sheep Become Problem in United States Commies Pull Wo// Over Youngsters 7 Eyes By Prtcr Kilson NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON INEA)— What ci« you do with your kirls when they turn into red sheep? If the phrase doesn'l register, it might be explained that a red sheep child o( lodey is a family blacksheep who takes up with communism instead of just. plain sin. Your modern red sheep is .something bvaud new. A red sheep u'iU work all right, but at. the wron^ things. A red sheep just strays off from the fluck and goes in what is considered the wrong direction, meaning to the left, VIEWS OF OTHERS Property Tax: jMan Doing a Boy's Work pauper's gnve. On the other hand Miss Virden may have learned that some people have more of everything than they neud, that competitive business is not always conducted in a spirit -r brotherly" love, that on a larger j Charles Sawyer, scale International rivalry often '-•--• leads lo wnt and that there iff no justification for war, any way you look at it. Prufs May Hare Done Dirty Work Being young anci hnviiig been brought up with every advantage lo believe that life should be beautiful, it Is only natural that kids iu college resent Ihese seeming injus- | Things went along this way for four nr five months till Congress- mail Fred Crawford of Michigan tht HOUM Agriculture Commitlee was red-^W haired red-faced S. A. Rohwer, the assistant chief of the Bureau of Entomology and plant quarantine in the department of agriculture. Rep. diet Gross of Pennsylvania . leaned over the committee rail and acute cases, the body becomes ]I wan i ecl to know ' what this nema. overwhelmed with these abnormal; [ Ot j e i^s ute. He's never seen any wliite cells. It Is usual for a pa- | SUC |, cr mer In his spud patch up (lent to become weaker rapidly, i there in Hie Penn stale, he said. Bleeding may take place from the | arui furthermore he'd thank Long gums or Into the skin. In the! i s i an d to keep their potatoes awajr slower or more chronic cases, en- ; /,. om |,j s E tiite if they have some- larBement of Hie lymph glands i thing that's catching. In Ihe arm pits, groin or neck may That's the trouble, said Dr. Roll- be the first sign of the disease. wer if s hard to keep the nema- The spleen also Is usually en- tode, a class of worms of the phy- largcd. Increasing fatigue is an- | in m nemathelmmthes, from going other common early sign. | visiting. The eggs are so small a The exact diagnosis of leukemia • light wind can lift 'em into th« Is based on examination of the next counly, or the next state. Mr. blood under Hie microscope. This , Gross winced. is done by taking a small drop of j And as for what Ihe thing looks lilood and counting the white cells, i like. In case you run Into one. The The blood is also smeared on a | nematode is about a quarter of an Rlass slide, stained with a special Inch long when grown up, Is whit- dye and examined under the ish in color and is built along tht microscope. ' lines of a piece of string. Those who are afflicted with] "How did America happen to in- leukeinla, especially the chronic- herit these things?" asked Cliff varieties, can be helped lemporar- I Hope of Kansas, chairman of the.J) ily in many cases by blood trans- i committee. fusions, sometimes by X-rays over I Dr. Rohwer said he didn't rightly the spleen, or by certain kinds of 1 know. The potato and tomato hills arsenic preparations taken by: of England, Scotland, and—er— mouth Other methods are under I Ireland are full of the bugs and Investigation but cannot be con- , they really kick up the mischief sidercd as cures. over there. Maybe we got 'em by • • • mail. Note- Dr Jordan is unable to | He went on to explain that with answer individual questions from [ about half a million a year the IJe- readers. However', each day he' partment of Agriculture, with » will answer one of the'most Ire-, little help from the State of New qumtly asked questions in his York, could lick the threat to picked up the news in a gossip column 'ind complained about il to Virden's boss, Commerce Secretary column. QUESTION: What fingers to get numb? come reconciled wilh his daughter and she has not renounced her '•idealism'' 01 whatever you want to call it. One for Ihe Psychologists All this is # way Of .preamble . ^' ™£ ~ '^'^i" \ — ™ *'" ^ = suck tliese idea.s out ol their own thumbs. They are sometimes taught them by prolessors .And professors, America's potato. It would take « the ' lot of fine, trained bug-hunters, he ! said to smoke out a spook you can ANSWER": Numbness of the fin- hardly see nnd wouldn't know on may be a symptom of such di- ! sight if you could. i sease as pernicious anemia. It may; Sawyer, President Truman, Con- j be assocla , e( | with nerve disorders grrssman George Bonder ol Cleve- or r cir< , u | at i Qn . lt ls some ii m es land and others standing in Virden's support, he has withdrawn his resignation. But he has not be- Why, cried the spud-minded Mr. Cross, should this committee be bunch of Wall-Street farmers on Or poor CirCUIliUUll. At 1» ;>ULUCl,llllcJi T- .oinHf ~» associated with enlargement of the ! concerned with the plight of joints of the fingers called Heberden's nodes. , to further consideration of the case of John C. Vlrrteii and his tnll bin- clte daughter Eunliemia. Mr. Vir- ncn was a. successful Cleveland industrialist — Republican and ardciit- ly nnli-Marxist— who wa 5 brought lo*Wa.shiiigton to run the Office of Industry Co-operation in the Department ot Commerce. He thought he had brought his daughter up right. He tent her away to finish I ing school and I" college to give ' T a gocxl t'dncaLion. But at col- ns everyone knows, are flat-chested, : ^ unmuscular inferiors who read books and have new ideas. This is considered bail. But being full of beans, young folk are inclined to taie up with Ihese ideus, anil they want most terribly to do something to correct is all | Nixon anti-Communist bill. It's one lor the psychologists to argue over. Did Mr. Virden handle the situation 'outlav:ing" his daughter from his home? Was it right for Congressman Crawford to have her publicly "registered" as working in n communist oflice? Is that the way Long Island? "I understand," he said, "they could grow rye or barley on that f land. I also understand that the nema—whatever Its name is— doesn't like rye or barley and after diet of it for a while gives up and dies. Wouldn't that take care of the situation? The doctor said maybe. All ol this time. Rep. Bob Poage James Cecil Hale, son of Mr. and of Texas hnd been taking notes. Mrs. E. A. Hale, will receive his de- ! "As I get it." he said, "the Degree in Law from the University of i partment of Agriculture wants to these potato people for not IS Years Ago In Blythevilie— Arkansas. Prom the files of the Courier pay growing any potatoes. So we can of June. I92J— "Announcement ap- step in on the idle land and do ' cure communism? Other families same problem of k siieep in the past. A '• Mr. more will face it in the future, to have laced red and loi tliey consider is all wrong i , t . s j m p O rlant to know how lo Icuc she amm-cnlly picked up some with Ihe world. It Is this discontent j }mMe it extra idealism. with things as they are on wlllcn j lf rut(lre generations are going communism feeds iU recruits. ' ^ o j^ Tn Miss Virden's case, she first decided to take a job in a factory in New Jersey. Then when her lather came to Washington, she went Agreement Pattern Seen in GM-UAW PI an The new General Molors-UAW wage ; cpntract might be the blueprint for a ; b'rake that industry and labor can ap: ply to the pressure of inflation. At least it gears the demand for cost-of-living -' increases to the cost-of-living index. And that makes S' No one can seriously deny the justice of advancing wag«?s to meet higher living costs. But the approach to these nd- justments has been on a hit-or-miss ba- sis'up to now. It followed the traditional pattern of one side's asking for the moon j while the other set a rock-bottom figure, i Eventually they compromised. But the j compromise was often preceded by a , strike Which cost the workers far more > than they won, and sometimes erupted * into violence. Now th« union mad General Motor* A six-foot man dolnR a Jour-loot boy's work— tlisu's the property tox 111 Arkansas. Ml studies of the subject, and notably one made by the Arkansas Public Expenditure Council, show this to be true. Yon know the unhappy result. Ijocul governments and school districts, which depend heavily on tht property tax, tmve gone to the stale for millions of dollars of aid. The slate, to provide this help, lias plastered special taxes onto earnings flnrt spending. Oiir workers, blue collar and while collar, are thus carrying a part of the load wliicli property sliould rightfully bear. It is more than unjust. It is ha7Rrdous to our schools and olhrr public services. For if a depression snonld cut down eio- ployment and earnings, it would raise hob with state collections of sales, Income, cigarette and other special taxes. Our stale is largely a property stale: its wealth centers Ui fRvmuig M\ri industry. Consider In tlie light ol that fact, tlil.s finding of -the federal Census Bureau, citrtl by the Public Kxpenditnre Council: our property tax collections per capita were the of any slate hi the nation. Tlie council put the blame where It belongs: on Rssessmenlx which have lagged far behind our growth nf property wealth. It pointed out that assfWJinrnU';. supposed to b« at .")M> per cent ot value, range from p.ero to 4OO per cent, and averaged only 20 per cenl In 1945. Some Increase* have b^en made since Ihen, here and there. But statewide assessments [or Ifl47 were still nearly 34 million dollars than )n 1S29. Tlic council pointed out that raising assessments to 40 per cent of value would give local government and the school districts nearly 11 nUHirm dollars over their 19-V5 collections. And this can be done, fus Roy Bcxs-son made clear it) *. Democrat article last Sunday. It Is IejMb\e under existing laws. One ol ihf-sp. Mr. Boston noted, ftinhomes the Puollc Service Commission to go Uilo any county or district and reassess properly "when in Its judgment" this Is "advisable or necessary" Yet nil we hear Is talk of raising th« mlllage rates for schools atirl roads, through amending the constitution. Wh»l we need 1« »n amendment tor IP.SS political assessing of property. To raise the millage rates will only repeat the old experience of depressing valuations, and thereby reducing the tax yield The slx-foot-mau properly lax would RO right en doing a boy's woik. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT She may have learned lhat some -ople don't have enough money to i:vc on decently. Thnt some people don't get enough education. That some people live in without bathrooms. That some people can't afford proper medical care. That some people born into families that ' office c can't provide ' them with decent ] agenc>. out and got herself a job as a teletype operator o! Tass, iliis Communist bugaboo, they ought to know what they're dealing with. Maybe one answer is to teach communism, hut from a different nngle. Communism isn't a Llie Washington the Russian news in housing, food, medical cure and education go through life in a constant state of insecurity, shifting from one temporary Joli to another, without steady income, to a poverty- stricken old, age and death In » Mr. Virden's solution for this was lirst lo talk It all over with his daughter, trying to argue her out of it. When she he wouldn't company wouldn't budge and budge they parted political idea any more. It's a racket. It's international gangsterism. And the people who take the line nre su^h terrible suckers. In the meantime, il everything thai cnn be done is done to wipe out poverty and disease and insecurity, the excuses for the spread of communistic teachings will bs pears recently of the approaching job of bug killing. Why don't we nnrriage of Miss Clayte Harrell to • just buy the land for a few millllon Will Chamblin. The wedding i and keep it Idle? Wouldn't that M will lake place Sunday, June 3. | cheaper than paying half a million at the home of the bride's sister, ! a year lo hire people to hunt bugs Mrs Essie Davis. Immediately after : that are too small to find anyway, the wedding the young couple will j The shindig In Room 1310 of the leave for a motor trip through ! new House Office Building ended California These young people are | n something nearing confusion well known in this city and all join when Rep. Augie Andesen ol Mm- in wishing them a long and happy nesota spoke up. He remarked uiai life- it was a pity this bug business didn't have something to do with il Ihe girl left home, icmovfcd. That's the real cure. IN HOLLYWOOD BT F.RSKINB JOHNSON NEA Staff CocrMfwnOcM •••»•••••' HOLLYWOOD - r N EAi— T h e \ big . noise in nien'5 fashions, Bert : Bacharnch, is in Hollywood to rio something p-d.q. about sere* 1 n hcroc.i who po around with their trousers bBRgiiii! nl Ihe knees nnd their socks hanging over their . shoeUcns. Bacharach is Ihe expert who | kccps^ tnb on wliat evrry screen male from Bn(ch Jenkins to C. Aubrey Smith wears In pictures. As promotion director for a big chunk of the Lwo-bllllon-cloUnr mrns' ^^-eo^ Incltislry, he's out lo shame Ihe boys Into keeping up willi the glrunor dolls. Sloppy Joes are okay on Hollywood IJlvri.—the fashion expert Mniitsomory, Clark Gnble, Waller riclRKin and Mark Stevtnj j aren't tjactlj- sartorial sfourhes, j either. j ••Beautifully blended" might; sound like a tobacco ad. but it's ' Bncharach's two-word description of Jimmy Durante's wardrobe. , "Jimmy," he said, "doesn't get the proper rrc'.ognilion for his clothes- lie knows more about clothes than most Hollywood ma, tlnee Idols." Hul I'rnblem Vrxes But Ihe hut problem vexes Bach- arivch 2-1 hours a day. To his way of thinking Hollywood Isn't doing right by Horn- ON BRIDGE By William K. McKciiney America's Card Alllhorily Written for NEA Service Color '"staining" with light waves another product besides potatoes. without killing the living cells is a new microscopic technique that Is expected to reveal much about important life processes. tie said he seemed to recall thai during the last couple of years our r i c i, uncle has kicked In something like 5125,000.000 lo buy potatoes to pitch in the ocean—to keep 'em off the ma'rket a nd to kick the pric v- jnk ht! said , we've got a bug C0 uld'do the Job for noUiing! hand opens the bidding with two hearts. North responds with four no trump, showing two aces. South now knows that the worst he can get Is a possible finesse for seven- when thp klng O f diamonds drops. odd. so he immediately bids seven. rieclarcr has no futher problem hearts. The technique ot the play also Is interesting. The opening lead of the four of hearts shmid be won in dummy the ace of diamonds cashed and a iicur.".. has no futher . _ as he can discard the queen of ri"h" on dummy's queen of diamonds. „„..., - ~ if lae king of diamonds hadI not with the five-spot dropped, declarer might find wesi both the king of diamond, he small diamond trumped. Declarer , and king of clubs. In that case then leads the six of hearts, over- | could run off the whole heart sun takes In dummy with the queen and get and ruffs the seven of diamonds.; West. a possible squeeze on One of Trio opens with a forcing two-bid, colls for one ot Ihe following sponses: wouldn't give tvio hoots If Charles burgs, straw skimmers or fedoras. Boyer appeared wearing purple The only thing resembling a hat front of Grauman's bloomers in Chines* — but when the picture boys get careless about what they wear In front of the cameras, Bar.harach gels on Ihe long distance phone from New York and demands to lalk to F.ric Johnston, David O. SeUulck, I.ana Turner's latest husband or anylxxly else who conies to mind. . Wardrobe Watcher Bncharach Is n hulking six-foot bruiser who ouce played professional football. He sees about 15 pictures a -year. He's loo busy looking over Gable's two-button sack or Walter pirigeon's lapels. When his wife discusses pictures with him, she apt lo say: "You rcmemb*r, dear, Ihnt's Hit plrlnrft In which YAH .lohn- | son wnrr a bfll in the b:\ch." I Ronald Colman may have won i an Oscnr In 1317. but wouldn't award Hie band off his favorite slogle for sell-dressed actors last yenr. "Did you sec any ensembles In !!H7 lhat Inspired you?" he boomed at me. 1 had lo I admit lhat I hadn't bten "sent" by the bankers'* grays worn by Ronald Reagan or by the cardigans sported by Ty Power. C'iry f.ranl \* hl« Mr» of » 11,nl he saw on his first day In Hollywood was a restaurant shaped like a derby. "When Gary Cooper or Burl Lancaster appears on 'the screen without a topper In x scene calling for one." he groaned, "thousand! of American males throw their hals away." It's ftnoujrb. be thinks, lo oall for » survey by Or. Kinsry. In facl. he's thinking about setting up a hat library so that Hie studios can send over and get the right kind of fedora for a matinee Idol without H costing one red cent. While he's in Hollywood, Bacha- vach Intends lo look up Keneth Hopkins.- llic. women's hat designer whn recently came out with stx or seven fancy hats (or men in taffeta and while smoke felt *7 VAKJ 10981S2 » 5 + AQ Lesson Hand — Neither vul. South West North K»sl 2 W !>»?,<; 4 N.T. Pass f V Va^s Pnss PAS? Opcmns — ¥ < : Several years age Fred Kaplan i _._ ONTA . of New Yark City started an HORIZONTAL ace-showing convention over two-J 1,6 Pictured bids lhat has become quite popu- ] singer lar in the east. When partner j 13 Mountain "'•' " nymphs 15 Sunshade 16 Loan 17 Abound 19 Portico 20 Worm 21 In old timt 22 Shade tree 23 Dulch cily 26 sings with her two sisters 28 Danger SOEnfke 3 Tauter 4 Small child 5 Yard (ah.) 6 Mimicker 7 Till* 8 Doclor (ab.) 9 Short-napped fabric 10 Venerate 2'J Cloth measure thallium H Sheep's coat 31 Vegetable 48 Crafty 12 Bang 32 Sesame 50Bamboohk« 14 Pigpen 38 More facile grass 18 Dawn (prefix) 40 Relate again SI Augment* 24 Coin? 43 Prison SSExisls 25 Puff up 44 Italian liver 55 Diminutive 26 Cubic meter 45 Malarial fever 27 Egret 45 Unless 28 Danct step 47 Symbol for of Flora 57 Oleum (ab.) 59 Exclamation With two or more aces, hid four no trump. With three or more 33Morindin dy« 34 Parent 35 Suffix 36 East Indies 37 Frozen rain • 39 Dewy 41 Peer Gynt't mother 42 Compass point 43 Aeriform Juel 45 Social insects 49 Malayan coin 52 Operatic solo Nn Nuts and Bolls Ost iches are herbivorous. ami lams are pastured on allalfa in singleton, jump parlncd's king and one,' 61 Retains suit. Wilh any- 1 VERTICAL thing less than the above you »re ' • response of I <Aimm<» and are fed alfalfa hxy. i required to make whcal, Van. hurley, o«ts, and other ;iwo no trump. , srtuu In winter. ' *« •« «x«mple, South IB loday ,i IRod 2 War god

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