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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FAtiB EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1947 THE BLYTHEVIUJS COURIER 'NEWS > THI OODKIB !T£W,B CO. ' m. m HA1MBS. Pubiolxr i JAMM ik'VEBHOEPT Editor MOL D:BPMAN, Aaveraim* •ate H»Ooiul AxtrtrUslrn WtU»i» WttnKT Co, New York. Chic*fO. Detroit, Every Afternoon Except 6un<J»y Entend « tecond cl»ss. matter »t the post- offio* *t BlytfcevUle.' Arkansas, under act at Con- (rets. October ». HIT. , Served hy th* United Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By emmet 'to the city ol Blytoevllle or any main- mburtwi town where carrier service Utaed, lOc per week, or «Sc per month _ to iall within » radius oJ 50 miles. *4.00 per «u (340 lor »i)c months, *1.00 fot three month!, by mail outalde SO mile win*. »N>-00 (» r " e(ur payable in advance. Meditation For heard from the mother. the messafe you hive beginning 1s this: We mutt love one We must not be like Cain who was » child of th» evil one, »nd butchered his brolher.-I John j-.ii. --. : Someope has said 'that the Un«««l N»«»»» will certainly not »ucc«d so lo«l »« suspicion out rum trust Operation International The participation of an American crew in the Communist-led strike of French seamen and dock workers in Marseille is evidence that the National Maritime Union has not finished its housecleaning. President Joe Cm-ran of the NMU has ousted most of the 'Communists from executive jobs in the union, but apparently he hasn't got them off American ships. A known Communist goal has been to put at least one party member on each ocean-going American vessel. The statement, issued in the crew's name, which blasted the "imperialist'Marshall PJan" serves notice that a comrade was aboard the ship in Marseille and, uuite likely,-obeying common orders with the French Communists. The fact that the crew was aboard a ship carrying wheat to France from "imperialist America" will apt, we hope, be overlooked by the French people. Thanks—^Fbr the American Spirit have so many times before, The harvest in Mississippi County again has been abundant and the prices for agricultural commodities have been high which moans prosper-, ity for those who till the soil and for those closely related to it. Let us be mindful of the many causes for thankfulness and at the same time aware of our responsibilities to those who have not fared so well here in our own country, or in lands where there is destitution and want. VIEWS OF OTHERS Editorials in Comics Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated so Ipng out of gratitude for abundance that we Americans may be forgiven if ,we forget that the first Thanksgiving' was celebrated out of gratitude for survival. But there must be many newcomers to this country, observing the holiday this year for the first time, yho will experience emotions not unlike those of the colonists who sat down to that first meager Thanksgiving feast. The original Thanksgiving Day was degree in humble thanks for the first harvest in the new-land. The v harvest was a symbol of hope and security after a year of hunger and danger, of sickness and despair, in an inhospitable wilderness where only the hardiest sm-vived. The colonists of 1621 could not con- ,ceive of the great nation that they •were founding, or of the ease and comfort of its present life. Yet they would understand the hunger and danger and sickness and despair that survive today in the midst of our advanced civilization. And the fortunate few who havt been able to flee those miseries and escape to America must have an i acute- understanding of what the first Thanksgiving meant. But that is not to say that we who arc heirs to the Thanksgiving, tradition are callous. The spirit of this holiday, the sense of gratitude for the privilege of sharing are never long absent from our national conscience. Occasionally they may seem to be, when we quarrel over other systems and politicians, or when we hear talk about "let them take car* of themselves." But the true spirit is more typically shown in such things as the Friendship Train, and in the many instances of unpublicized, individual generosity with which Americans have responded to .the need of the war-desti- | tuie and disillusioned. We should give sincere, devout thanks for the blessings that this,day recalls. And the world's hungry may also give thanks 'that, the true American spirit is'ftqt a smug and selfish enjoyment of'-itioM,,Blessings. For all the lie* atad insults'hurled at America today, they rmwtrknow that they 1 can count oa • or tc help and' chare, as we I like la read the comics. Everybody docs, But Hie word "comics" Is a misnomer in many Instances. Few of them arc funny these clays. They are serious, disastrous, suiier-human— some even line to life, My fnvorllc strip Is "Orphan Annie." There's rarely anything lunny nboul It, It oltcn readies calamitous proportions. It usually runs along wlut we may term—editorial lines. Bui not the conventional type, mind you. It goes deeper -tnan lliat. Should the author of this strip leave out the characters and say his pieces in the newspaper columns Instead of .fcie comic section, he would need the Marines for body guards. Annie Is forever going into some town, hamlet 01 city and stirring up things. Most places have their bosses or downright, crooks, who operate smoothly antl arc taken for granted —until Annie sticks around for a spell. Last Sundays colored page is a typical example. JarryX Guws, the town's boss, says'. "Twenty years ago a jail term would have ruined my career . . • What corney Ideas people used to have . . . Now, who" cares? Suppose I do knock down a hundred grand or so a year Irom the suckers . . . the reformers tell the voters that government cost 'em ?400 a year for every man, woman and child . . . The voters arc bored . . . The reformers tell 'cm tlicy work four days out of nine, Just to support politicians Who cares? Who thinks? . . . They only figure some other sucker is paying tne bill . So I eel mine, hand out Jobs to the taitli- lul and flourish . . . The power of public opinion —what a |>ower when no ono knows- how to use it ..." And then the page closes with a conversation among the members of an innocent lannly —a family of suckers. Tney resent the way Gaws is being picked on, anyone trying to stop his crooked work is nothing but a troublemaker. How true to life.! What a true picture of reality In many places. Whnt an editorial! Truly, people have come to take crooked politicians In stride along with the weather* Nothing seems to impress them any more—not even the high cost The creator of Orphan Annie continues to remind us la a colorful way that all Is not well In this nation, and we might as well quit kidding ourselves. —KARR SHANNON In ARKANSAS. DEMOCRAT BARBS BJ HAL COCHKAN •!••••••••••••••§•«••••••»•••*••••••••••••••••••••••• Bandits held up a Michigan man in a used car lot and took his pants. Guess who got his shirt? • « • This year's peach crop was no failure, juclg- Inf from the jump In marriage licenses uver the country. A soap company hike in price. Tnc laughing. announces a six per cent bsCck of Johnny's neck Is Vie advise Ilow'ft about nnw? against a godti la(c Christmas shopping:. old counter attack right It's nice to drops in for a to svay. remember few short that winter visits belore always coming SO THEY SAY Ojjr Cup Runneth Over BY WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN, M. Written for NEA Service, More Women Than Men Found n Grain Markets, Expert Says THE DOCTOR SAYS K By Frederick C. Ottoman I (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Nov. 26. (UP) — The Indies (bless 'cm, and are you listening, President Truman?) turn out to b c among America's leading grain speculators. ' Many are the liousewlves who go „..„,„. v .*.. ...v,L.m ^.,- shopping for a package of bobby Joy equal opportunities with city [pins, a half, pound of butter, i»o children, as far as health protec- | spook of thread and — oh yes — D. Rural school children should en- lion is concerned, but, generally speaking:, this is not the case. Basic ' health production .should Include at least a health examlna- lon, but examinations often ire omitted 01 poorly lione, and follow-ups, for the correction of defects, are lacking because, community medical resources are not known or are, poorly utilized. Contrary to popular belief, there is more to disease prevention in rural children than fresh air, .sunshine and good food, Although rural children enjoy the' known benefits of outdoor hie, they rar.k below children from large cities and small, well-organized communities in unconnected physical defects and records of past illnesses. The one-room school, with eight grades taught by one teacher, has. many points in its favor, but these on m argin. There are more women grain merchants plunging Into the razzle-dazzle ot the Chicago wheat pit. They're playing the commodity market as though It were bridge at a quarter cent a point- The female who looks like she's than heading to the grocer's for a package of corn flakes probably Isn't. She's on the way to her broker's to order March rye. President Truman, as you know, for months has been denouncing grain speculators, charges 'em with hoisting the price of food. So a joint economics committee of Congress called in his experts to see what they intended to do about the grain gamblers. No. 1 was J. M. Mehl, commodity exchange administrator. He said first you had to know who they were. He knows. He asketl all the Truman's Request to Congress on Control Of Exports is Mere Plea for an Extension nv I'ETEUt K1>SON NLA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 2G. (NEA) — Text for today will be From the words of Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, candidate for President in 1918, Quote: 'Tlic President recommends tlrji we extend and strengthen export control. \\'\\y> he has had power to control exports right alontf, only he hasn't exercised it in any effective way." End of quote. This -seemed like a challenging statement, worth looking into. HP.S the Truman ndministroHon failed Lo control exports? Docs it have all the authority it needs? If not, what more power does it want? The situation stacks up about like this: Authority to control all exports is given the administration 'm the Second Decontrol Act of 1947. It was passed last July 15 and became effective next day. It expires Feb. 'M. 1948. Main thing Tninian wants is to have the act renewed.-It's as simple; as that- Since it usually take.s Congress .several months to act on a measure of tills kind, it seems entirely proper for the President ;o ask for extension of this authority 100 clays in advance of its expira- of the country, he had to get a iUT.-j.isr from the government. In extending export control authority last July, Congitss laid down the policy that the government should "eliminate emergency wartime control. 1 ) of materials except to the minimum extent necessary." Decontrol Proceeded Steadily As a result of this mandate from Congress the number of commodities under export controls has been steadily reduced. A,s of Oct. 1, only 352 items were under export conirol. Is Taft now criticizing because the administration dues have enough iicms under export license? Congress took one other step r .o make sure exports were decontrolled as fast as possible. It cut the appropriation of the Export Supply Brnru'h in Department of Commerce, which administers this program. During the war, .Office of Export Controls had some 803 employes. It WPS cut, to 120 inst July, but now has 190. It can't employ more because I it hasn't the- -money. Congress ap- | propriatcri 5615,000 to wind up the work by next Feb. 29. Of this, $135,OCO must be used to pay terminal leave of employes. That leaves £5'15,OCO to operate on. On one day last month over 50DU applications for export licenses were filed. On three other days the mtm- tion. The second part of Taft's charge, ! ber was over 3000. that the President hasn't exercised I What Truman apparently export control authority in an effective way is a more complicated story, but worth a look! During the war there were ap-. proximately 3CCO commodities under export control Before an exporter could ship any of these items out wants is appropriation for enough of an organization to do the job as it is supposed to do. A big change has come over this export control busineps. Up to a year ago everybody—exporters, foreign buyers and the government— Ml wanted to get rid of export controls fast as possible. Now all the pressure brought on Department of Commerce is to tighten up controls and stop the outflow of scarce materials. At Its recent convention in St. Louis the National Foreign Trade Council which formerly fought ex 7 port controls, passed a resolution lecognizing the essentiality of export licensing and approving its continuance. Sec Closer Regulation of Exporter Up to now, export-controls have been applied only quantitatively and without regard to price or destination. Exporters were given license .to export certain quantities of goods to any country they chose, in line with prewar trade patterns. Effect of these exporIs on U, S. supply and domestic price leveLs""was no! a factor. Under'the President's proposed anti-inflation program, these factors will be given more weight. More consideration will also have to be given to charges of profiteering in exports. A license now giye; (he exporter a virtual monopol) j He can charge the buyers any pric he can get. If importing countrie are to be financed with U. S. t; money under the Marshall Plan, i will become all the more necessar to control prices on American expor items, both at home and abroad. From now on it is expected there will bo more emphasis in regulating the flow of exports to specific countries where need is greatest and U. S. foreign policy interests will be best served. There is particular pressure from Congress to limit exports to Russia and her satellites. Even Taft will probably approve of that. schools complicate the administra- , , . . ..... .1. - tion of health services. Rural teach- f ain brokers to tabulate their cus- ers need help from a health educa- tomcrs .° n ° ne . Particular day. This tion expert who can be hired by the was *» ulte * ch ° re - ? llb the , y li ™ }l ? school system to cover the district. ™me l 'P wlth tne fl « ures for **&• If health examinations are given U ., , . • i j dans can be made available for elping problem children and for , king them more extensive advice. early examinations are a farce, if elect:; aie not corrected. Physicians should refuse to lake art in health examinations where hildrcn arc lined up and paraded so rapidly that there is insuffi- ient time really to examine them. ' Parents Must Aid A school health program in a iiral district cannot be effective tnjrss parents co-operate. Medicine knows a great deal about low to prevent and cure diseases. •ill this knowledge is useless it Is ut info effect by the people. Schools il'ovldc a splendid opportunity for nral children to catch tip with : nore tortunaie city children through ] lie establishment ol good health j programs. QUESTION: I have been told hat. 111 a hospital in bur own, there s a woman v.'ith an octopus growing inside of her. I don't believe it. ANSWER: :Neiiher do I. At. regular intervals, stories are. circulated about animals growing inside people. The most common yarn concerns a snake, which has been swallowed when it was small. There are no authentic records of such incidents. and sold 11,112,000 bushels of grain. Much of it hadn't even been planted then. On that same day less than half as'"many professional grain merchants on the Chicago Board of ' Trade did about a third that much business. Everybody, seemed like, was gambling in corn and wheat, Mehl said. Six preachers on that historic day in September bought and sold 62.000 bushels of futures. Six household servants. Including butlers and parlor maids, proved once again that domestics are in the big money. They bought twice as much grain as the clergymen. Mehl listed all the gamblers: • stenographers, butchers, barbers, judges, actors, artists, chiropractors, dentists, newspaper reporters (not Othman, Mr. Truman), nurses, pharmacists, school teachers and real estate agents. The thing to do, Mehl added, Is pass a law forcing 'em to pay at least half 'cash for their speculative orders. That, he said, should cool their fever. And "/ever" was the word he used. "Are you trying to protect fools from their folly," asked Sen. Ralph B. Flanders of Vermont, "or is there some broader reason?" Mehl said it was the other way 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — round; he was trying to protect the market from the fools. "I thought what we - wanted was a depression tn grain prices," observed Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, the chairman, "Yes, but not from the 50th. floor to the sub-basement," retosfed ' • "•""• I ^.lehl. "And 'that's what happens MI- «nri Mr* pi p r.*v hnvp when speculation gets out of hand." Mi. and Mrs. B. P. Gay h&\£\ The gevntleman from Onio lopk . taken the Ramsey Duncan for the winter their country home Is at Half Moon. Mississippi County ginned 137,554 bales of cotton exclusive ol linters, prior to Nov. 14 it Is reported by the bureau of census. This compares with 124,000 bales gi.m^d prior to the same date last year. Tlie Peek construction Company of Kansas City, Mo., was low with a bid of $58,500 for constructior of : the new Post office in Bly*!-ville. All bids submitted were weli within the money available for the building. The original appropriation was $90,000. This later was reducod 10% as part of the National Economy Program, and out of it also must come the cost of the lot and various other expenses. ing particularly ruddy-faced since his presidential campaign tour, had another question: Could Mehl show any evidence that the speculators, < including the feverish ladies, had boosted the price of wheat? Mehl said he couldn't. But he bet they kept the price -from going down- There 'you are, Mr. President and ladles. Some members of the sex which howled the loudest about the high cost of living wer« betting on Sept. 17 that it would go higher still. It did. No telling what their profit* were. IN HOLLYWOOD BY KKSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Nov 25 (NEA)— ' whole motion picture business? Memo to Eric Johnston chairman The public buys a picture bliifd. of the Motion Picture Producers' I The public is pulled into the Association. I Yours is a big job and carries • with it a grent responsibility. That responsibility goes two ways. You j arc responsible to the studios and theater by lilgli-souwlin& super- atomic phrases on billboards, anil by misleading trailers and toa-ers !u the "Coming Attraclioiis." Then when they pay too much McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Texas Papaya Grove To Get Gas Heat spade? I said above that the player who opens his own suit rather than his partner's must be prepared to take nil the blame for , what happens, and in this case, j nearby and he's arranged to pipe McALLEN. Tex. (UP)—W. P. Bates is going to heat his papaya grove with i:as. A natural gas field is directly underneath his Innd, a gas well is The nation simply will no longer stand for the continued concentration ot financial control In a few hands and in one place.—Cyrus Eaton, Cleveland Industrialist. Congress should appropriate funds to carry the nations of western Europe through the forth, coming winter. Give them also enough to provide tor the planting of their 1048 crops and alter that let them paddle their own canoe.—Hep. Harold Knutson iR,i o! Minnesota » " » » Our national wcllar c demands a national policy of "Stop, look, and listen."—Ernest T. Weir, chairman, National Steel Corp. the entire motion picture industry, good money to 'see the theater's Yon must protect them from international situations which might uln Hollywood, and you must nlso protect them elements new picture. It's a gyp. Public ComplaitiinR Much of my mail is from peo- from any slanderous [ pie. who say, "I used to go to the . movies two or three times each For the past two ur three months,, week. I haven't been in a month, two things have taken up most of i I'm tired of paying good money for your time and concentration—the | bad pictures." British tax on American films, which | You say, Mr. Johnston, that Ihc has been p. big financial blow to j Producers' Association Is rcspon- Hollywood. and the inquiry of the i sihle for what goes on the screen. Un-Amerlcnn Activities Committee In Washington. It was during this Investigation that you made one remark I wish to call to your attention. You said: "We are responsible for what Drop of Lone King Key to Heart Slam i Tire most important play in [ bridge is the opening lead. In i many cases, the lead is automatic. [ If your partner has bid, you should j open his suit unless there is an ! extremely good reason for choosing another, if he has not bid, you generally open the fourth best of your longest and strongest suit. especially against no trump. Against a suit that will establish a trick for yourself or your partner. * there will be plenty of it if North opens his spades. Declarer simply lays off until the second round, knacks out the ace of hearts, and makes four no trump. But with a diamond opening i the best East and' West can do is ' | to take eight trlr:ks. i | Remember, therefore, when your • I partner doubles, partnership bridge requires that you lead his suit. the gas out among the trees where is can be lit on chilly nights. "Don't have to worry much about cold here in the Lower Rio Grande Valley," Bates explained. "But sometimes" it gets a little chilly. With my gas heaters it won't hurt papayas." Read Courier News Want Ad*. Nationalization Churchill. has proved a. failure .—Winston The only way United States force* would leave Berlin would be by force of arms or a peace treaty with Germany.—Gen. Lucius D. Clay, cotn- nuutlcr, u. S, fortes In Germany. goe* on the screen. We that c.irrfiilly." What's (vnsoreil? I think that it is right Producers' Association to what goes on the screen. They arc the ones to do it. No other censorship should bc imposed on them, bc:,ldcs the dictates of good taste. I Then viby, in tlic past three years. I have we liatl so mnny two-hil murder mysteries? j They are low-budget pictures. i cast with second-rate players. Their I stories are bad. the direction Is > sloppy nnd the stress Is on whole- I sale killing, heavy drinking and * ! .sorid characters. for the I The message of "crime docs not control I pay" In tlie last 30 feet of film is not enough to take' the curse off one to two hours of crime. | Everybody enjoys a Rood mystery I story, and the excitement and en- I But I would like to ask thr 1'ro- i tertainmcnt can be there without duccrs' AsMjrialioTi and you. Mr. making murder as cheap as jelly Johnston. How you decide wlut Is beans. NOT to go on tlvc screen? You said, "We watch that care the To you. Mr. Johnston, and Producers' Association. I suy: fully." | If you are resiwnsibie — and want Well, I can sit and watch a bank 1 to stay responsible— watch what robber go almut the business of [ pocs on the screen more carefully. V A 95 « KQJ 1082 Lesson Hand South West North 1 • Double Pass Pass 2 N. T. Pass Double Pass Pass Opening—* K 3N. T. Pass II Huntsman HORIZONTAL, 1,6 Pictured big game hunter 13 Chemical salt 15 Flyer 16 Threw 17 Mature 19 Departed 20 Mystic- ejaculations 21 Shows contempt 23 Bite 24 Thus 25 Near - VERTICAL 1 Jolly 2 Cottonwoods 3 Disorder 4 Consume ' 5 Street (ab.) 6 Sleeveless garment 7 Above 8 Rhode Island (ab.)' 9 Sack 20 Type measure 14 Sea aaglc 25 Harpy 27 French revolutionist 30 Make lace 10 English school 32 Tub ', 11 Explosive 35 Washington 12 Surgical saw city stripping the bank vaults. I can watch him get his long black .sedan and drive down the street. T could It's just ns easy to make a good picture as a bad one. Clca^n up the screen and put the and drive down tne strcci. i comn uican up tne screen and put the 5ul ^ intend of vour watch It carefully, but still not pre- | American public back in the then- i prcp-ircd to take the vent the robbery or the Kctmvay. tcrs. i contract is not deiea' And I s.iy that Is what I have been watching ill Hollywood. By what Mandards <l::rs the I'ru- X. V. liirth U;ilr I'll NEW YORK tUPi -Births will ducers' Association judcc the work j more than double deaths tn New of the studios? How can the as- 1 York in 1947. Health Commissioner soclalion pass A picture which .sends Israel Weiastein estimated. By pcoolc Away fr.^m t'ic tlicatrr ilis- ni' i:i0.736 lxib:-s lu<l brcn gustcd with Hollywood and the ] born, compared with 59,691 deaths. i An important ]»int to remember ! i.s that if the opiwncnts arrives ] at a three no trump contract and I your partner has bid. you arc obligated to open his suit- If you elect to o|«n your own ! suit instead of your partner's, be blame It the led. Generally j it never pays to open your own : suit unless you have a sure entry. i in another suit. In today's hand South bids a i diamond, the opponents get to three no trump, and if* is North's opening lead. Should he open a diamond or a , 28 Tantalum (symbol) 29 Natural fat 31 Bird 33 Beverage 34 Age 35 Name 37 Of birth 40 Area measure 41 Old Testament (ab.) 42 Diminutive suffix 43 Down 44 Lettuce 46 He wrote a 1046 besl 51 Exclania'-'ons 52 Burden 54 Weft 55 Mimics 56 Optical illusions 58 Holding 60 Neddie shaped filSUir part 18 That is (ab.) 21 Roads 22 Calmer 36 Satiric 38 Cling to 39 Minor 45 Certain 47 Female sheep 48 Misplace 4S Behold! 50 Newt 51 Work 53 Sardinia (ab.) 53 Blackbird of cuckoo family 57 Depart 59 Comparative suflix. •3s

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