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nz (ARK.)' FRIDAY, JULY 2, 194! BLTIHEVILLE COURIER NEWS {TUB tiOUBDDt MW> OCX ft. W. IAIKK*. 4AMM Ifc'V MO, IX B01IAM. Afternoon b«i>t m»tur »t i at •tytfeevili*, trtrnrif under act ot Coo'• - b» U» Dotted •DHSCJUPTION RATES: to tb* city of Blstnevllie ot any 'town «b«» earrlw ierriM to BUin- ,'»0c per Mtk, or «c per month. By MIL within a radius o! 50 miles. MA) per Mr, (U0 for its month*, II00 tor thrn monthj; If nail outddi W mil* IOM, 110.00 per nv payabte In advaM*. Meditation hlmelf o* no reputation, and took •»•• him U» fom •( • Krvmnt, and wu made hi th* UkcncM •» men . . . —FhHIppUni J:T » • • True humility—the basis of the Christian system— S» the low but deep and ilrm foundation ol all rtrtua*.—Burk*. Barbs The top man usually gets there because he Bake* thing* hum. « « • Airplane courtahips haev become common. It 1 * hicky for tome <X the lads that tlrls oon'l throw the** ever. • * • One day the fan's wonderful ball club wins and the neirt his lousy team loses. • • » " Sleep if fine, but ll'a advisable thr*e dayt not to k* miht nappini. * * » The lets some people have on their minds the more they seem to want to talk it olf. passable housing for all who, some way, would manage to pay for it. By all means let's take pride and give credit to builders for reaching the million home a year pace. But let's remember that even that isn't enough to give every family a home to which children not yet in school will be able to take their brides. "Oh Boy! Lead Me to It, Tom!' $&?< \ »~v*. Watch Those Homers The Ohio Penitentiary softball team is goiiitf on R road tour, to play a home- ancl-lioine series with the London, Ohio, prison farm nine. It is the idea of Warden Alvis. As an old-time athlete he lias picked his team with care, lie is looking for home runs. But as warden he will keep a close eye to make sure that they are the right kind of home runs. Home Building Record Good But There's Long Way to Go Somewhere in the United Stales the two millionth postwar home is being completed about now. Melvin H. Baker, •pokesman for the construction industry, considers this "a truly remav^ ao ' e uerformance in view of the dislocated and i shut-down condition of the Industry at the end of the war." In 194T, the Construction Industry Information Committee siiys, _849,030 homes were started and 831,700 were completed. Completions were only 17,000 under the number for 1926. We share in Mr. Baker's pride in thai achievement. It is distinctly to the cre- v I v dit of an industry that lias been har- . | rassed by many obstacles. .So we arc not casting asparagus or hurling scal- i lions when we suggest that, big as it •>* i*, the achievement still does not meet ' ~\ th« nation's pressing needs. K Go right along building a million new homes every year, and it will be fifteen or twenty years before we get one home for each American family. The basic figures are inadequate and to some extent argumentative. Ploughing down the middle it is possible to make some fairly sound estimates based on a blending of governmental and industry figures. At the end of 1947 there probably •were around 4,000,000 families for which there was no separate housing. American Builder, highly respected in the industry, estimated some time ago that the number of non-farm families needing homes would grow by almost 4,700,000 from 1946 to 1956. Experts say that between three and four hundred thousand housing units a year are lost from fire, storm, flood and other casualty, including those torn down to make way for business and industrial construction. Add 470,000 and 300,000, and you get a minimum of 770,000 houses and apartments needed merely to care for growth and replacements. That leaves 230,000—if we build only a million a year—toward housing the 4,000,000 already without homes at the end of 1947. Divide 230,000 into 4,000,000, and it would take 17 years and almost five months to get enough homes. It should be noted that these figures have to do only with providing each family with a separate roof. They take no account of whether that roof keeps out the rain—where it covers minimum sanitation and other living requirements. In other words, they ignore entirely the fact that millions are living in substandard quarters. Nobody knows how much more construction would be needed to provide every family with a decent home, because there is no generally accepted 'definition of what goes to make a decent home. • Today hundreds of thousands of families are living in slum and semi- alum homes not because they can't pay for decent quarters, but because our ffreM nation do«a not posses* enough VIEWS OF OTHERS Europe's New Look With school and college out and the summer travel season on, a flood of tourists from the United States will soon be Inundating Europe. 1-arge preparations have been made to assure the travelers of a gay time, good food, luxuries to buy and comfort* to enjoy, Europe needs the dollars these tourists will bring and will do ilS best to give value for them. Traveling Americans who are content to accept surface appearances may see little of the distress Just around the corner from the well-stocked black market. But those who have some understanding of the long years of privation, tne weariness and uncertainty of life for the masses ot Europe, will realize tnc need tor sympathetic tact in their travels. They will know that the Impact on Europe of a supremely wcll-fcd, well- dressed people who have prospered more than they have suffered from the war may be welcome and. yet difficult to "take." Tolerance and reasonableness on both siues can help to make the tourist Influx a means of mutual understanding. The number of study groups and serloiis-mliitlcri students of affairs going abroad Is a cause for rejoicing. For good will Is not of itself quite enough. There must also be an inquiring mind and an astute eye in order to reach out intelligently to the worn and anxious Europe behind the fashionable NEW Look. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR American Soldiers of Fortune Pour Into New State of Israel By 1*0 Turner llnilwl Pre*» Staff Corre«|>o»i*Mit NEW YORK. July 1. (UP) — American soldiers of fortunf, American dollars and American merchandise Hie pouring into lh« new .state of Isincl, American adventure nfftrrt lounge in the bar of the Oat Rimmon Hotel in Tel Aviv, waiting !« fly the planes the Jewish Air Fores I. 1 , hoping to set from several source's. Today the Israel Air Force comtata of several Spitfires and Messer- schmitts. The latter were bought They have been omitted from the from Checkoslovakia. which, salvac- Sunddy School Lesson ftr Willian E. Ciilroy, n. !>• There »re certain book*, known M the Aprocrypha, that were Included in the "Authorized Version" of the Bible, the version th»t is moat commonly used today, translated and Issued in 1611 under the authority of King James I of England. Old Testament as most of 115 know It. But they can still be found in many pulpit Bibles and in many of the large "family Bibles" that used to stand upon parlor tables. The 38 books of our old Testament were regarded as "canonical" Jewish authorities, and they have been so accepted throughout Protestant churches, Bui the no- man Catholic Church at the Coun- II of Trent in 1546 set the seal of ts approval to 11 ol the Apocryphal books, Including them in the •ecognlzed canon. To describe the Aprocryphal books, or to discuss the Issues concerning them, would be Impossible here. But their chief and deep in- :erest is in what they tell of the % School Boards in Arkansas Given Much Power; Directors' Duties Defined by the Lawmakers cd them from German planes anrt stores of parts left in that country after World War II. A non-Jewish former American army colonel from Alabama sits beside you drinking bourbon whisll" He outlines the military mistakes of both Arabs autl Jews in the firsf 28 days of fighting. He tells you o! Ihe plans ol former American officers now soldiers of fortune, for reorganizing the Jewish army anrt training new units. The mystery man of the moment . u a six-foot four-inch Nicaragnan whose larRc stomach droops ove: his belt. He wears four rows ot medals and a bi£ prill. He tells yc.> in Spanish. English and French that ho has fougnt in many wars, history and rellgloiu life of Israel during a great part of the 400 years between the periods of the Old Testament and the New anrt still likes to fight. He arrived in the middle of '.ho night. A guest was moved out tn give him a room. While he was reg- H was a time of tragic happen- "spring .someone stole his taxica'i Ings, bitter and ruthless struggles and lu BS a 8e. He laughed, tolri ih.i cab driver that he would get, Ills for mastery among those aspirins to rule, murders and assasina- tions, terrible persecutions and Intense sufferings. But there are inspiring records of faith and courage on the part of those who dared to stand for their convictions and resist the powers that sought to corrupt and paganize the purity of Che religion of Israel. That purity car back in the morning, made a telephone call, bought a round of drinks anrt went to bed. The taxicab w?s returned ihe next morn- Ing with the luggage intact. The rumors are that he came to sell ammunition. These soldiers of fortune are watched closely by Jewish securiiv was manifest in the nobility and ! officers to see thai they don't beauty that religion had attained loo during and following the exile in Babylon, as revealed In such scriptures as the latter portion of Isaiah, and in many of the Psalms. The Books of the Maccabees, particularly, tell of that brave resistance to the Hitler-like tyrants and dictators of tha aucien day who There are rumors that Communists have infiltrated the Jewish army. 1 coulri linci no evidence ol it, 1 looked for three months for Rus- bian-.spcaking ftrmy officers and found two. One of theme was a lovmer BoLsheviK officer who came By (Arkansas Karr Shannon Democrat Columnist) After Its recent survey of Little Rock's school system, the PenUorty committee inside many worthy recommendations, and the report si i on Id be very helpful in reaching and maintaining a better system in the di.strict. Removal of tlje 18-tnilt tnx limit and rc-asscssment of property ac- Who Speaks the Worst? It Is pleasant lo St. Louis to be oiled by a linguistics expert as one o( Ihe 10 American cities wllli ihe best speech hnliils. It would b« more helpful lo more cities II Uie director of me Lln- guaphone institute, of America. Max Sherover, would go on to (IcsiKiiBte the places with the worst speech lialiiUs. In what well-known city on Uie eastern oea- board do the inhabitants speak as if their voices lind been sharpened with a rusty file? Wnere to southward Is the brogue suggestive ol being siwken through three thicknesses of cotton flannel? Where to the west is the speech u tlat as' the plains and as nasal aj a French n? The answers to these and Mtnilnr questions might not be !l»UeriiiK. But Ihcy might supply the extra added incentive to watch one's speech and make It Intelligible to others. Anrt what wouldn't a little extra added Incentive do In Brooklcrn, Nyawlins. or thai state wmcn any Corn Belter would give his right arm for lowiiy. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ol lhe schools. I taxpayers in the school district. The MU 8ht with ruthlessness to pollute to Palestine 27 years ago. His name See that nil subjccls for study pre- : various school boards arc authorized P°P ulB r religion with pagan ideas j s \v. S. Orodecki. He is a radio scribed by the Stale Board of" Edu- i to pay out of the school funds of the I anli practices. That the true faith, distributor in Tel Aviv and a major cation, or by law, for all grades { district tile expense incurred In the o( Israel was preserved is evident m m the home guard. of the schools In the ' " -- - -" J '-""'"' - - - taught. Visit the schools he district are : preparation of the list. (If this part Ule remnant of noole an , j of the law were complied with,' souls in tne timc ° r c frequently. s« hundreds of thousands of dollars Simeon "waiting for thi the teachers their work so far cor/llng to law on a 50-pcr cent value basis was strongly recommended. However, the first part of this recommendation would be unnecessary should the letter be carried out. A,'id it would be an uphill job to. raise assessments if the sky Is the limit ou tux mlllagc. Here's nnother paragraph from the report that is worth more than a second thought: "A school board should be required by law to identify school needs, translate tlir.m into cost estimates by means of the adopted budget, levy tnxcs required to produce the necessary funds, and proceed to proved by buy tlie program desired. The Lit- j cation, tie Rock School Hoard is permitted! only the first, step, the identification of needs." as they can. (How many of 'em do to the welfare of the pupils, eucour- i worth of property would be added age them in their studie.s, and assist j to the assessment records, and thereby increase school revenues enormously.) In addition, school boards have rank powers and duties in connection with the enforcement of the . ,„, , i compulsory school attendance laws. '_"..*.- n !" ! . I> ? p .".. p V b "''l <;d i But these are Ignored almost in toto at all times. The school board cannot "levy the tax « s "quired to produce the nec- tills?) Prepare, send a copy thereof to the county court, and publish once a week for three consecutive J the remnant of noble arid faithful Christ, like consolation of Israel." But the faith was preserved at terrific cost. In the persecutions, | v ! 800 Pharisees, then the sect of the most earnest and sincere, were cinic- In the county At least 25 days before the annual election, an esti- mate'of the amount of money needed by the district for the ensuing year, showing separately the amount needed for general cnn- ' ars ' tunds ' » nd io the program desired." as recom- trol, instruction, operation of the ' "\ ended by ! he Peal »1y committee. _, '. _j s _...._'..' _. .,- . . Thev cannot do this direc.tlv. but plant, maintenance of the plant, auxiliary, amende*, llxert, charges, capltla outlay, and debt service. Issue the form ap- thc state Board of Edu- Thc .school board may not be empowered to ; handle the situation In just the way the committee sug- jested. But n school board In Arkansas is a powerful agency, probably the most powerful political agency in the state. It hns the right- of-way in the. law lo do most anything that needs to be done. Vower of School Board A few of the powers and duties of school directors, as listed in Pope's Digest, arc as follows: Hiwc the care and custody of the Obtain from the county collector ," D I, ° y nd the county treasurer information !'"ci°" ? " ly . °. n . they can do it indirectly- The people vote the levy, but Ihe school board has the power to recommend and urge the millage needed. It can do this by emphasizing '.the budget, by Informing themselves i .», u,.. __ ified in one day. When worshippers in the temple protested against the profanation of its worship, soldiers were loosed upon them with sabres, and 6000 were put to the sword. Yet the faith survived, and Israel has survived The land of tragedy and glory is a land of tragedy again. What will the future l>rin« forth? We may well say, "Pray !J> the peace of Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love thee." (P.s.ilms IM',6.) The second is Her.ry Hauueaux. 51, who left Russia when he one year o!cl. entered Jerusalem with Allcnby's army in U\e First. World War and decided to slay. He a brigadier in the British Army in the last war, \vas released in January, 1947, and immediately from time to time, as to the state of finances of their school district, and to keep their expenditures safely within the means of the district. Prepare, not later than June 1 of each year, a budget showing the actual revenue from each and every source during (he ensuing year .... Such budget shall become the basis of all financial transactions of said school board, during the ensuing year. The responsibility of talcing and properly reporting the enumeration of children of school age is delegated school houses, grounds and other I to the school directors of each" dis- propeily belonging to the district,i tiict. SO THEY SAY and shall keep the same in good repair, in sanitary and sightly condition. Contract for building sites and.' shall furnish to the county assessor uii!idhig.s. : a complete list, showing address al- Hlrc and fire teachers and other ; phabetically arranged, of all per- Increase Assessment! The school directors of each and every school district in the state employes necessary to the uluct! sons who under the law should be and then selling the •am to the people of the district. he law demands that the direc- irs have no less than this interest In the school. And they have almost unlimited powers in seeing lo it that every person owning property in the district is assessed— and assessed properly. They also have control in selecting officers to hold school elections, or may hold the eleclions themselves. Furthermore, the law provides heavy penalties upon the directors for non-performance of duty. The school laws of Arkansas do not need to be rcmodified. They need to be observed. There is nothing recommended In If Years Ago In Blytheville— The first cotton boll reported here this season was brought to this office from the B. G. Gill farm near Dell. Ntember.s of the BIythcvillR Country Club will enjoy 3, picnic on the lawn of the club on supper the evening of July fourth. Each iamily will take a basket and spreiii; it picnic fashion. Mrs.. W. J. Pollard is chairman of this affair. Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Anita Mitchell of Montgomery. Ala., to Her.schell Caldwell of Blythevillc and Durham, N. O. Chester Cald- joined Haganah, I found no concern among the other 800.000 ewJs lor ihe 3.«X> Communist Party members iu tr^MI new state. Arab Communists crit^* it:iZ€ 1 the Jewish Communists bitterly when the latter endorsed partition in violation of the communist credo of "no nationalistic lines." I saw no large quantities of American arms. But equipment is being bought with money raised in America. Approximately 100 American industrial associations ha.« laised several million dollars for the new state. The National Textile Association raised S6.0CO.OO!), some *4.500,000 of it at one dinner, for thn United Jewish Appeal. All of it went lo Hawaiian, one of the sponsors said. American goods are replacing British products on store shelves. The waiter nt the Gat Rimrnnn Hotel gives you a book of matches and tells you they are the only ones in Palestine that will light. They bear the slamp of the Jersey Match Co., Elizabeth, N. J. the Peabody report that cannot be! well of Blytheville will serve as brought into reality by more money. I best man and Chester Jr., will act And sufficient money can be had—(as ring bearer. _ _ ^ simply by enforcing the Uws that are already on the books. Only the Communists bar world peace, and I oppose another major cast-west conference at present,—Ernest Bcvii:, British Foreign secretary. * » » The nation has emerged from a txr'od of shortnse. There is no depression ahead if we keep our heads and greater inflation is unlikely unless congress permits the nudget to become unbalanced. —Emil Schram, president, New York Stock Exchange. * • • We know now that knowledge Is not a gift, it is a challenge.—Dr. Raymond D. Fosdick, president of the Rockefeller Foundation. The time will come, allhougn it may be far distant, when differences in social theories will be settled by facts and figures. But our Immediate problem is to prevent attempts to settle them by bombs and bacleria.—A. I* M. Wiggins, undersecretary of the Treasury. * • • Selective service is t temporary expedient lor immediate provision ol manpower for the armed forces and reserves. It should be replaced as soon as possible by the more wholesome long-range program—universal military training.—Jnrnes F. O'Nell, American Legion national commander. • • » Russia Is right in opposing a United States policy In Ottmany which would restore to power the very same men and grosips which created the Nazi war machine.—Henry A. Wallace. • * * Double taxation of dividends Is acting as a brake on the nation's business machine.—Gwilym A Price, president of the Westinghousc Electric Corp. » • » We Socullsu emphatically dtjafre* with Wallace that p«»ce can be had by appeasing communist totalitarianism.—Novmsn Thomas, Socialist candidate for President. IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINB JOHNSON ME A Staff Cw McKENNEY ON BRIDGE to the jack of diamonds, which declarer won. He picked up the trumps, and saying to himself that the king and quteu of clubs could " • „ HOLLYWOOD —(NEAi— Ex- Mitel Oreen Is Ihe latest to sign ; -- — ... — ...... clusivcly Yours: Jimmy Cagncy will up for a personal appearance at the ! »»;»»»>~*»:«:»:»»»;>:;«S make pictures in the future only on I Lake Tnhoc Blltmore. . . . Alan ' "impulses." "if he finds a script he I Young gets the lead in "Sweet Sue" I B * William E. McKenne.r go to work." The'at Fox. j America's Card Authority quote is brother Bill's. Meanwhile, says Bill, the Cagncy producing company will make films without Jimmy's services. ] .. Little Hen if Acts I Written for NEA Service Ida Lupino has Ihe inside track on "Wild Calendar," which Ginger Rogers decided wasn't ripht for her. . . . Elizabeth Taylor's blonde wig | for "Little Women" Is lifting eyebrows at M-O-M. Everyone but the slutlio agrees that she's much prettier with her own dark tresses. Ttir executive dininf; room at RKO (where Ilore Srhar.v's lop riirrrtnrs and producers worry aboul who will he fired by new .boss Howard Hughes*, is now. known ax the "Sc»ry-Nether- lands." Henry Morgan set up headquarters in Philadelphia for Ms "1 don't waut lo be president" campaign. Henry just wired me an idea to end all animal pictures. "Why," he asks, "don't they produce 'Lassie—Son ol Fllcka'?" Sonjn Hcnle's 4-year-old nephew,! ~ , „,, . Billy Hcnie. gels a role in her movie Ot«rfy / IllS Example Countess of Monte Christo." Colonna •The . . . Jerry turn serio-comic anxious for "The Man Who Lived in a Well.' It's a Bcrnlc Kamins story. • • * Frank Grater's "Broken Lance" probably will follow "Fort Apache" »x the next rootin' tootln' all-star western. When business Is off at Ihe box office, a good western can park any fhfaler In lhe country. declarer lost two hearts and two clubs. H Is quite easy to make this hand. Win the jack of diamonds with the ace, take three rounds of trumps, cash dummy's king of monds and i-jff a diamond. 1 lead the jack of hearts. West wil win the exit with a heart, and now you have - cleared both the diinimy and your own hand of hearts and diamonds. Lead a club from dummy and finesse the ten- spot. West will win and must lead not both be in the West hand, he j into the nee-jack of clubs, or give played a club from dummy, finessed t you a shift and a ruff. Although this is a simple hand, you will find it worthwhile to study it carefully, as it is an ideal the ten-spot and lost to the queen. Another diamond came bact, dummy's king won. and another club finesse wa.s laken and lost. Thus example of stripping out a hand. In Parliament To Strip Out Hand The most common mistake made by bridge writers Is the presenting of complicated hands. Since Alphonse ("Sonny"! Moysc, Jr., has taken over the publishing of the monthly magazine, "The Bridge World." It contains interesting ar! tlcles for the benefit of the average I player. Oscar "Bravo" Homolka Oscar ulxcd all those film offers in favor cl a Broadway play. Max Gordon's "Bravo." . . . Marian Hution i Betty's sister! has Pop Sherman interested In her for j the rolo. of the saloon ivavulcr with Joel McCrca In "Tennessee's Partner." Walt Di.Mi.'y puts a lopper ou how osicras In Ihe Roy Rogers sequence of "Melody Time." Two luni- blcwccds have a romance! Roy Is sporting an honorary fire chief Gable .sails for that European trip : on July 9. ... Esther Williams gets a dance routine for "Take Me Out to the "Ball Game." She'll do a soft shoe number with Gene Kelly. ; • * • Luxury note: Lou Costello has a television set on his yacht. . . . Alfred Hitchcock's next after "Under Capricorn" will be "Man Running." | another comedy myslcry. . . . Susan j Peters just auditioned » n«w «Ar show, Ken Dolan's "Book Store i Girl." Meanwhile, her estranged ' hubby, Richard Qulne, Is dating Virginia Grey. They were *t the Biltmore Bowl. j Handwriting In the sky?—That television aerial going up on the roof of UT Production Boss William Goctz's office. At 3 o'clock every afternoon It casts a shadow on a nearby movie sound stage. It's a shadow Hollywood can't escape. * A K 10 ( 1 ¥ J 10» * A 7 + A J 10 Tournament—Neither vul. South West N»rt* K«t 1 * Pass 2 * Pass * * Pass Pass Pass Opening—* K I In the May Issue there was an article by William Allen Smith, Jr , ot Huntlngton, N. Y.. who selected a number of hands and pointed out how easy It was to misplny them. Today's hand is Uken from • ™ -•• ..^...,,,M., me v-inti Tests made by the u. S. Bureau badge from (he stale of Oklahoma, of. Standards showed that gasoline t h » l »™cle. He stomped out a fire in a waste- vapor may be exploded inside * j West won the first trick with basket at his wedding reception. »oap bubble without bursting it. the king o< heart* and then p *hilt«d HORIZONTAL 1.5 Pictured member of Parliament 12 Faculty IS Flyers M Low fellows IS Let it stand 17 Short jacket !8 Harvest goddess 19 Opposed 21 Upon (pveflx) 22 Anent 23 Any 11 N'ole of seal* 26 Epistle (ab.) 27 Decree 29 Strike out 31 Nothing 32 Spanish horo 33 Scandinavian 35 Chore? 38 Exclamation 39 Senior (ab.) 40 Plural ending 41 Each (»b.) 42 Permit <4Censured 49 Encountered -SO Greek seaport 52 Esau's later name VI Window part MThin (Prov.) 56 Strode 57 Her country 58 Brain passage VERTICAL \ -lumped 3 Donfcey 4 That man 5 Par (ner fi Slate 7 Insect cgss 8 Symbol for sodium 9 follower in Short leller 11 Searched U Tatty 1-1 Shove bird 16 Your He-line:* (ab.> 19 Horns 20 She vva? from EppmjZ 23 Sour subslancct 25 Assumed name 23 Keminin* suflix 30 Heredity unils.49 Spice 3:1 Auctions 1 SI Droop 3 I Wherefore 53 Hit lightly 3fi Sharper SS New line (ab.) 37 Cloyed 56 Mixed lyp« •if» Siberian river. •In Arabian culf j 47 Narrated 48Type measure' .1

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