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BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS W-YTHEVILJJE COURIEE NEWS HB OOUBOK mm ca •. W. OAIMSB, PllMWMt UMM U VXBHOETF, Editor MM* tt BDMAM. Adv«rti*n Utntff B»pt««et»M»»»: Wtltact Wttntt Co, H«« York. CWc*go, Petntt. M Man* ciM* nwtUr it BIjttaOTllw, A Ottetee t, KIT. Co"- tend br tb* UnJUd Pra* RATES: to tbi ett» o( BlytDcrtll* __ ra town wh«r» c«rrtw §errie« to fclocd, »0e per mck. or Kc per month, B* r~" within * r»diui o( 50 raUe*. per MM fSjM (or i-'i month*, 11.00 for thret moatba; by Mil outiide 60 mil* lone, tlO.OO per yew Meditation r«r therefore w« koih Ubo«r tnd suffer re- yrMeh. kecaw« we tniit in Uie lMn» God, who k Ibc t»Tiour ot all men, ipwImUy of those U.t Timothy 4:11. An undivided heart, which worshlpe God alone, and trusts Him as it should, Is raised above anxiety lor earthly wants.— J. C. Geikie. Barbs One ol the hardest things to overcome is being born poor. * * * Vacation! cut down the death rale, s»ys a doc- U». He must mean when you don't drive to that AiToriie .apot. * • • The lellow who uses his head when buying a hat ian't th« victim cf foolish styles. • » • It'i a crime to catch fish in tome Ukra—and a miracle ill other*. * • » \ Kt aometime* cheaper to move Lhan keep up with the neighbor*—U you have a place to move. THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1948 51: can afford to buy th« average house being built. Quit* possibly the builder cannot »efl for let* *nd make his own living, That is not the point, for the moment. The point U that houses today coat more than the average worker can afford to pay, either to purchase or to rent. And unless the' construction industry's economist*, can prove what nobody else believe*, they are doing their clients a disservice by claiming otherwise. Copying May Be Preferable Boeing engineers have studied photographs of the Soviet's llyushin four- jet .bomber. They deny that it has any basic resemblance to our XR-47 SUato- jet. The man in charge of designing Boeing's six-jet high-sjKed bomber (fives evidence convincing to the layman that the Russians have not pirated it. To those who fear Moscow's designs, this brings little consolation. While the Boeing experts think their plane can outspeed the llyushin, they see evidence that the Russians have "some wide- awake aerodynamicists." If we are in nn armament race with the Bolshevik!, it is more dangerous for them to prove capable of devising their own good weapons than it would be for them to rely on copying ours, which would leave them always lagging a bit behind. VIEWS OF OTHERS Housing Group's Figures Don't Jibe With Facts Economists for the Construction Industry Information Committee report that 86 out of every 100 single-family • houses built sincp the war could be afforded by families with annual incomes between f 1000 and $5000. That does not jibe with what hundreds of thousands of desperate home- teekers have been reporting. It does not " square with logic on the basis of prices quoted in advertisements and by brokers. , The old rule of thumb is that a fatn- . ily can afford to spend one week's income each month for rent—or, if it owns, for the interest, taxes, maintenance, repairs, insurance that the landlord of a rented hous« charges against rent. ' On that basis a 3000-a-year family could spend |58 a month for rent or its equivalent. A ?5000-a-year family could - spend $96 a month. How much of a house • this would carry depends on the local tax burden, but even more on the amount of savings the buyer can toss into his down r-iyment. The less he pays down, the more he has to pay monthly. It would push the average 55000-or- under family hard to put up more than 20 per cent on a house, at present ^ri- ces. And by the time Dad shelled out'to the bank, to the tax collector, to the insurance man, to the repair man and the decorator, the water department and the fuel dealer, jt would be a mighty thrifty famliy that supported the "rent" on a house with $96 a month. The exact picture varies, of course. In some parts ot the country, climatic conditions reduce construction and operation cost, In some localities a crude shell is described aa a house. , Before the war the average worker family around a city considered a ?5000 to ?6000 house about as ] OW -cost as it could wisely 80 The prewar $6000 house, including land, cost $11,625 last January and woulo cost more now The - Dow Service, authority for the January figure, figured on a s tory-and-a-l,alf brick veneer structure on a 40 by 100 foot-lot costing $10,000. Thinking on k country-wide basis that could be attacked as a high-cost big city big housr. So let's take this one from the records: . In a Vermont non-indusrial village of 600 inhabitants, on a ?400 lot, a salesman built a six-room bungalow' of native run-of-the-mill lumber. He used non-union semi-skilled labor and did a Jot himself. He bought nothing on the black market. When he moved in last y**r. with a porch still to be built and the lot graded and seeded, he had ?8000 invested. These are typical of the experiences •f those who ar« getting homes that Ibey can't afford but, in desperation, •«* paying for by going without other , , tainbfe things. They do not suggest • tMft UM av«r»»« |5000-or-Ies« family Hot Spot for Candidates The modern technic of going after public office Is backfiring on the candidates. For a considerable spell, the big idea In politics has been to transform government Into a spending heaven for the bone- lit of numerous groups.. And now this easy way of corralling vote* Is catching up with the olllce seekers. Advocates ol improved roads, age pensioners, veterans, farmers, the school people, and other groups all want to know how well they will fire if the candidates slides In a winner. And, to the honorable gentleman's discomfiture, these groups are Insisting more and more on definite answers. Nor Is that all of it. A developing feature is that civic and business groups are taking a hand la cross-quiz-ilng the candidates. Last wect. the Pulaski Young Democrats bobbed up with IB questions for the summer crop of office seekers In Arkansas lo answer. The plan U to give them this third degree at m rally U> be held hereabouts, before the primary, if they will consent. The questions range far: from whether the candidate favors a bond issue for roads and •> tax Increase for higher teacher salaries, to his opinion on stale-operated liquor stores, and how he thinks the state might get cleaner elections. They dip Into the national and world fields, with requests for tht candidate's standing on "civil liberties' and ail to foreign countries. All of this is mighty dlltercnt from the simpler old d»j's, when a candidate was expected only to deonunce the opposition In terms of ncrid. vehemence, hold forth on the tariff, pledge himself in general terms to progress, wave t«ie i»ag, and speak feelingly of home and mother. Now * candidate must. be prepared to cope with 17 breeds of pressure groups, and state positively how he stands on legislation sought to promote endless causes av.d Interests. On that hot spot, the politicians have put themselves, by peddling government to the voters as a. combination of rich uncle and all-wise guardian. The quizzing by civic and business groups Is all to the good, a whOiesome development, which should l« pushed further. Give the avcrnge ofllce- seeked free rein, and he will generalize all over the place, promising everything to everybody. He should be brought down to earth, with practical, pointed questions. A half-dozen earliest, questioners in every audience could shift campaigns around to a healtny basis of more light, and less bamboozling or the the trustful. —ARKANSA DEMOCRAT Quick Revisions in Congress' New Directory May Be Needed THI DOCTOR SAYS tV "wi, p. JoHim, at *\ *tr NBA : or Better or Worse Legislation, Taxpayers Can Expect New Faces in Congress Next Year Serious sunstroke or heat stroke accompanied by loss of consciousness. The (ace has a peculiar reddish (lush and the skin is hot and dry. Fever sometimes goes up to 109 or more. Both the pulse and breathing are abnormal. It is an extremely dangerous condition. | Those patients who survive for | I wo days are likely to recover, nut' they are usually highly susceptible lo heat in the future and their memories are often impaired. In sunstroke, the normal methods of maintaining body heat regulation jeem lo be entirely upset. It calls Jor prompt and even radical tren- ment. Less Severe Reaction Heat exhaustion is a less severe reaction to hot sun or excessive liefil. It i.s related tv sunstroke; however, most physicians differentiate between heal exhaustion ami sunstroke because the latter is so much more dangerous. Ill heat ex- liatislion, the principal symptoms are rlizz ; ncss, excessive sweating, ciecreasc in the amount of urine, a leeiiug of great weakness, paleness and a rapid pulse rale and breathing rale. Ordinarily, people do not become unconscious: with heat exhaustion. Sometimes muscles of the abdomen or limbs develop pain of a cramp- like nature. The mouth temperature is likely to be below normal or only slightly raised. Heat exhaustion tends lo come on much more slowly than sunstroke. Rest in u cool place for quite a long time ma; be enough to take care of heat exhaustion but other measures are also necessary. Both sunstroke and heat exhaustion can be prevented merely by avoiding unnecessary exposure. In moderate climates there Is usually no excuse for getting these \mlor- tunale reactions at all. By Harmon W. Nichols (I'nltcd Press Sfaff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, July 2.— (UP) — A new book hit the stands today. But its chances of getting oh the best-seller list are remote. In fact, the Congrf>.«lnna! dirpr- tory, 60th Congress, 2nd Session, June 1048. price 51.50, will be lucky if it's read at all. Your Congress has beat It horrn to do some pre-election tub-whacking. It may not come back until th« lirsl of the year. By that time, we'll have a new poll of the people and (here will be some strange faces around. Calling, of course, for a new directory. For instance, the authors con'Jjf ceivably may have to whip u|> * quick rewrite of page 311, among others. Right there it says "Executive of the United Stales^ born May 8, 1839. etc. . . ." By that lime Mr. T. cuts his next birthday cake, a fellow named Tom Dewey hopes to be silting on ths balcony the man from Missouri By Peter Edson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NBA)—The 81st ongress that convenes in Wash- fiton next January will very de- uilely have a different look. Thir- f-lhree senators have to be elecl- in November. Senator Overtoil Louisiana died. Seven veterans resigning: Capper of Kansas, awkes ol New Jersey, White of Maine, Moore of Oklahoma, Bush- eld ol South Dakota. Hatch of ew Mexico and- Pappy O'Daniel of exns. Four Republicans face tou^h allies for re-election: Hall of Min- esota, Brooks of Illinois, Cooper of •Centucky, Revercomb of West Vis 1 Inla. Two Democrats are in the ame boat: Johnson of Colorado and Tom Stewart of Tennessee. enator Umstead of North Carana "has already been defeated in tate primary. ( • • • All 436 of the congressmen must land tor re-election. Pour import- nt Republican committee cliair- rten have announced they may not un Jor re-election, but may clmuxe heir minds: Knutson of Minneola, Andrews of New York, Dirken of Illinois, Hartley of New Jercy. Nearly 100 House seals were won in the 1946 election by a mav- ?in of less than 5 per cent. A change if that much the other way this •lovember would mean many new 'aces. But it's too early lo do any predicting on that score now, lor he influence of the third party nd the ability of candidates to ride on the coattails of the Presidential candidates is uncertain. Present division is 245 Republican, 185 Democrat, two American Labor, House Rules Committee has shelved for this year at least, a bill to pay $80.000,000 subsidies to operators of high-production-cosi copper, lead and zinc mines. Bill lo pay these subsidies got through Congress last year but waii vetoed three vacancies. Greeks Have an Explanation Greeks have a novel explanation for their government's recent execution of over 200 political prisoners in one week. It wasn't just a retaliation for assassination of the MinUter o£ Justice. But during a j by President Truman. Bureau ol week's religious holiday, the jails I Mines officials have testified that were filled with political prisoners. | in the national interest, cheapest No u 'ials were held during the hoi- way lo handle stockpiling production from these marginal mines would be to shut them down. Then pass a law authorizing the government to pay upkeep, including pumping and maintenance, plus deprecia'.i;m, taxes and interest on the mine investment. By keeping the mines idle, the ores in them will be saved for emergency. By paying subsidies now, production \votlid be itlay. After it was over the accumulation of cases had to be cleared up and that's why so many prisoners appeared lo be executed in what looked like a mass killing. Hate of executions Ls now said to be back at normal, though what's normal isn't staled. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he wilt answer one of the most frequently a-sked questions in liis column. QUESTION: I am 16 years old. six feet tall, and still growing. What can I do lo stop growing? ANSWER: So fi>.r there is nothing what can be used to stop groivUi except in the rare cases when it is caused by somfe condition of th^ glands—usually the pituitary gland. With U. S. cost of living indtx expected to show further rise for June, Department of Agriculture's ''Outlook Digest" predicts food will be more plentiful for the rest of the summer, as new crops come in, but that total supplies will be lower than last year and prices will therefore average higher. What Is "Unification?" Here's latest blunder of armed services ^'Inch again raises question of just what "unification" Ls supposed to mean. Army is now preparing lo put out a book giving records of all Medal of Honor winners iu U. S, military history. Cost • ol the slick paper job is said to be j nrounu $30,OCO. This project was started just before unification law was passed. Serious consideration was piven to include Navy and Marine honor men. But now tha£ unification i.s law. it lias been decided to leave out the sea-going services, though Air Force men will be in. encouraged and the ore would soon be exhausted. Polish government lias indicated to United Nations Pood and Agriculture Organization that it would like lo borrow S3,COO,OCO to start, improving Polish diet, as PAO experts have just recommended. One million dollars would be used to modernise Warsaw dairies, another million for refrigeration equipment so that fish caught in Baltic could be moved Horn coast inland, half a million foi spare parts to repair broken-down UNRRA tractors, the rest for re-equipping food laboratories ami experiment stations. While the amount is relatively small, since World .Bank has held up Polish reconstruction loans, the Poles don't know where they can get the money. li Years Ago In Blytheville— Everett B. Gee. cotton man and sportsman has leased the Mahan Gin locaiecl on West Chickasawto 1 Street under a three year contract. Adaison Smith will assist Mr. Gee, being in active charge. Mr. Rice who has long been with the gin will assist. Mr. and Mrs. Byron Morse and sons. Byron and Bill, and Mrs. Morse's brother, Tom Mahan, left today for Hardy. Ark. Mrs. Morse and children will spend the Summer while Mr. Mahan will spend a short vacation there and Mr. Morse will go back and forth. Mrs. H. B. Moore and daugh'e:- Marjorie of El Paso, Texas will arrive tomorrow for a visit with Mr. Moore's sister Mrs. Doyle Henderson and family. | built. Looking down across the rolling acres of the White House lawn | at, the shrubbery and flowers. And then again, of course. Mr. Truman may stay there and on Page 311. Some of the fixtures in the directory have been there since you and r were young. Sen. Kenneth McKcllar of Tennessee, since 1917. Sen. Arthur Capper, the Kansas publisher, since 1918. He isn't running for another term and won't be in trie next edition. And there's the dean of the House. Fiep. Adolph Sabath of Illinois, who has been around since 1907. Anyhow, the little blue book which came out today was out of date before it was delivered. While the proofreaders were working on the thing, Clint Anderson packed his files on the corn borer and left ^ for New Mexico to campaign fri*jf u. S. Senator. The writers left It like this: "Secretary of Agriculture (vacant)." Charlie Brannan, Clint'» tuccessoi- as secretary, had to pencil in his name after press time. Ttie vice president space, which has been empty since FDR. died find Mr. Truman moved up n notch, remains empty. But a couple of other people have an eye on that. The new book is interesting reading if you like to dig between the lines. A lot of folks are worried. Some Republican; some Democrat. Maybe they'll be in the next edition; maybe not. The people have a lot to say about that. Voters, alter all. ghost-write the Congressional Directory for the most part. But one old-timer who is sleeping well and feeling no pains is Bill | Mann. On Page 437 of the new book he's director of the National Zoological Park. Presidents don't make if, a habit of firing a efficient zoo 1 ~ J * man once he's in there doing a good job. NOTICE OF SCHOOL ELECTION Notice 'is hereby given that the County Supervisor of Mississippi County, has called an election to b» held in Number Nine School District No. 34 of Mississippi County, on the 29 day oi July, 1948, at which the qualified electors in said School District shall vote en the tiuestion of a loan from the Revolving Loan fluid, and the levying of a special tax of 2 mills annually on the assessed valuation of the taxable property in the district so long a.i is necessary to repay said loan and the interest thereon. Su h election ! shall be held at Langston Store on the 29 day of July. 1948 between ! the hours of 2:00 o'clock P.M. and 8:30 o'clock P.M. and otherwise in the same manner as is provided by lav; for holding annual school elections. Witness my hand this 24 day of June, 1943. JOHN MAYES, County Supervisor, Mississippi County. Read Courier News Want Ads. OF IN HOLLYWOOD BY F.RSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondrmt HOLLYWOOD uNEAl—Meet "My | both movie and radio oilers. He MCKENNEY ON BRIDGE SO THEY SAY t>umy two terrible wars have Uuglil »s that, we cannot exist as a free prosptrous Island In a world of slavery and riisery.—Paul G. Hollman, EKP administrator. You cannot slop the spread o* an Idea by pass- Ing a law against it.—Prc?,ldeiH Truman, opposing legislation to ban the Communist Parly. * * « I don't know the v.'.swer.. ..There are no perfectionists answers to our problems, but, by God, we're the greatest country in lliit world today.— A. Goldberg, general counsel of the CIO, replying to.a question how to meet the problem of national strikes. We utterly refuse to allow our destiny to be Um- ited by any country, power or org.inlialton, except ourstlvcs.—Dr. Danle: F. Malan, prime min- bler, Union of Soulh Africa. • » • 1' the structure ol our arm^d forces Is to 'or. shaped by every shift nf the wind, to be tempered and softened from day to day, we shall have nothing but a uniformed wenlhcr vane. Certainly we shall not have an efftx'lve deterrent to war.—Q«n. Omtr N. Brndlejr, Armr ehl*f o< «1«H. Friend Cy"—Cy Howard, that is— a brash, lanky 32-year-old screwball with a crew haircut. Cy dreamed up the new radio sensation, "My Friend Irma" Ino.v heailcd for the screen] and happily cast another screwball, Marie Wilson, in the title role. Bct\veen them, they now arc up lo their necks in lettuce—green let- tuc printed by uncle Sam. Maybe it was hick. Marie know little about radio. As Cy says: "The first time I threw her a cue sh" waved back at me." Marie fluffed her lines. People lid, "Terrific." "Great direction." Cy lied. Marie sounded like sue wasn". cally there (natural with Marie>. 'cople said. "Terrific." "Great direction," Cy lied. And maybe it's genius—Cy Ho- j ward's genius. He produces, writes \ with Parke Levey) and directs made a test for Fox which was so >ad he says: "1 think they released it to plug the March of Dimes." In (he Chips But he dirt gel into radio. Firrt ; n comedian on Ihe "What." i New" program. "H was so terrible I said, 'Can I quit?' They were -so happy to have me quit they bought me n big lunch." Then as a writer and then as a CBS executive i" charge of developing new shows. "My Friend Irma" was one ot them and Cy iva 5 in the chips. Cy turned rto\vn Ihe first sponsor bici for Ihe show. The Ford Motor Company wanted to buy it, bu; insisted on eliminating one of Cy'". characters. Cy replied: "\o soap. Ford ami ] have nothing in commun. i drive a Rnirk." Cy doesn't let network or agency officials tamper with the show. "I never lot temporary By William K. MrKenney America's Can! Authority Written for NKA Service Opponents' Bidding Hints of NOTICE OF GRANTING LIQUOR I'ERMIT * ' Notice is hereby given that ih« of Revenues of tin State of Arkansas hss issued a permit No. 2»7 to Welch Foster to sell ami dispense vinous or spiritou.i liquors lor beverage at retail on tiifl premise? cicacriced as 120 West Main Street. BIythcville. This permit i.=-suad on the 1st nay of July. 1948 and expires on th« monds Indicated that he could nit _ . ... have more than a singleton heart.' Commissioner Therefore, declarer's correct play was to lead the ace of hearts, then | the ten ol hearts, and take the finesse iE West refused to cover. Halls five diamond bid. a s often happens in a hand of this type. di;l more to l.cli) the opponents than for ins own side. With that bid. declarer should have no trouble in ! 30tii day of viJnc. 1949. figuring out Die correct district;- j WELCH POSTER lion of the hearts. I Permit!«« Todhy's lesson linnet is the result of a discussion Hint I hart with Ivan Half, of PiiUburuh. Pa. A player I larcly gives me a hand in which he got the worn of it. Therefore. I thought Ihe point Half brought ouv all the more impressive. Rising Star .how. Marie comes In, reads her | hr '» niake V*™*™"\ suctions" lart and goes back to Ken Mui- ay's "Blackouts.' She has nothing to do with the show, trusting Cy on everything. One-Man Operation "Irtna" is a one-man operation— Cy Howard, one-time Jack Benny writer, one-time University of Wisconsin lav. student and amateur ac,or, one-time night club entertainer, one-time New York play dodo:' and gag writer, one-time radio writer and executive, one-time New York dramatic actor. i While Cy was working for Ben-1 ny in 1J43. Ma.xivcll Anderson sa'v i him telling a story Ihe acts out. cvcrs'thhitf) beside the pool at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The dialog went something like. this. Anderson: "Young man, arc you an aclor?" Cy: "A srrat one." Anderson: "I'm Maxwell Anderson." Cy: " have you done lately r 1 Tony Martin's big hi; at the Pal- j Indium in London has Ul writers j working ovettune on his next movij j ! script. The smash hit song of To- j ny's engagement there was sonic- * thing he was totally unprepared lor j —"Tenement Symphony,' 1 which i he did seven years ago for M-G-M j in that Marx Bros, film, "The Bi< • Store." The .sons became popular in London during the war when | the .sound track Irom the picture ' was recorded by tne BUG. i A 10 V A 10962 » A Q.I * A K 7 6 Lesson Hand —N-S South U'csl Vorlh 1 V Pass | A 3 * Pass t x T Double P.ifs s y Opening—* a •ul. F.asl Pass Pass P.I S3 ISOTICK OK GRANTING OF MQUOR PERMIT ! You nill note thai over four TV) Notice is hereby given Ihat the [ trump. Half bid live diamonds. Commissioner of Revenues of ih». North niri six hearts and South Stale of A''kaus;is has issued a per- went lo seven hearts. The opening mil. No. 213 to East End Whiskey lead of the etch', of diamonds was Store (L. M. Chappcll) to sell and t won by drciarci with the jack, as dispense vinous or spirituous liquors | Half did not put up the kins, for beverage at retail on the pre- i Now declarer's only problem was mises described as 32f> E. Main, j ilic heart suit. Should he play them to split-lwo-Uvn or if he played tliem lo split three-one, which hand should hold Ihr time and which the one? The odds favored the hearts breaking ihwf-oue. not two-two. A« Half »Aid, hi* bid of Tw« dia- Blylheville. Ark. i This permit issued on Hie 1st day Two weeks later Cy was co-star- if July. 1948 am! expires on the ring on Broadway 'in » straight 30th day of June. 1949. dramatic role in Anderson's play. U M. CHAPPF.LL "Storm Oper,;;;,>ns." The play las',- Permit Ice Ml only tliMt week! but Cy |ut ', V'* HORIZONTAL 1,8 Pictured young radio actress 12 Notion 13 Scottish shecpfold 14 Cloyed 15 Cook ing utensil 16 Col or 18 Dutch cily 19 Symbol lor erbium 20f'oollike part 20 Priority 21 Ment cut (prefix) 23 Half-em 22 Neither 24 Brother 24 Field 25 Negative word enclosure 27 Western cattle 25 Browned 29 Moan 32 Even (contr.) 33 High card 34 Speed contests 37 Sew loosely ,19 Dine 40 Social insect 41 Either 43 Decays 46 Altcmpl 47 Negative . 49 Split pea ' 51 Musteline mammals 53 Pilfer 54 Rectify 56 Swiss canton 57 Roof edge 58 Hurried 59 She often appears on the • stage VERTICAL IMatur* 3 Sm«)l 3 Harden 4 Babylonian deity 5 War god 6 Unit of reluctance 7 Shout 9FoHowe d r 27 Indian weight knife 10 Relinquish 28 Beverage 46 Group of 11 Paradise 30 Perform 14 Oscillate 31 Horn 16 12 months 35 Auricle 17 Hawaiian bird 36 Remained standing 37 Obstacles 38 An 41 Harem rooms 55 N 7 orlh Dakota 42 Sloping way (ab.) 44 Size of shot 57 Diminutive of 45 Pierce with a Edward three singers 47 New star 48 Submit to 50 Sheltered sid» 52 Make a mistake 53 Uncooked

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