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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE OOU1UKB NEWS CO. m W HAINE8, PuNJcbtt JAIOB U VBBHOKFF, Editor PAOL D HTJUAN. Ad»erttsin« ttuuftt NtUoMl »dr«rUiin« ReprtMnUUvMt Wttma Co, New York. Chicago, Detroit, M*mpht» MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 1948 E*enr Afternoon Except 8und»J Bttcno u Hcood clu* matter at the port- offle* at Biytbev Ule, Arkansas, under act ot Coo- October ». 1»17. ' Benred b» th» United Pm§ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: fB» earner In the city ol Blylhevllle or anj lUburbaa town where carrier service If maintained. 30c per week, or 85c per month By malL within a raoUu* o! SO miles. M-00 pet rear $200 for six months, II.00 tor three monthi; b, raall outside SO mile zone, 110.00 per re« payable in advance. Meditation We 'muit carry on the work of him who hM lent me while the daylight lasts. Night i» corn- In* when no one can do any work.—John 9:4. ••. • • • ' , jU^reil laid that no man U born into lh<- wwld whoae work U not born wllh him. 1 * Bakt a succeu of life's work one must be deeply thouihttul, hones,l and sincere with himself and sironr willed. Chicken-Feed Mystery The Treasury Department has reported a "mystery." In spite of full employment, ready money and heavy buying, the demand for new coins has fallen off. We refuse to be puzzled by the slackening demand for small change. What puzzles us is .why we so seldom Beem to get change for dollar any more—no matter what we buy. unier the circumstances, the lack of int |reat can be understood. They are offered « candidate for a high-sounding job whose routine duties could be filled by any intelligent government clerk with a knowledge of parliamentary procedure. The fact that this candidate might some day be President is carefully soft-pedaled by both parties. It--has been suggested that there should be preferential primaries in all states once in four years which presidential hopefuls would have to enter. The idea is worth considering. And it would be even better if the second-place aspirants were required to do the same. The results might not be tcto different, but at least the ideal o'f popular gov- . ernment would be more of a reality. VIEWS OF OTHERS »•»•••••••••••••••»•»••••••••••••*••••••" The Cotton Fields of California A Private Affair A news story the other day predicted that President Truman would let the Republicans choose their presi- 'dential candidate before picking his running mate on the Democratic ticket. The story might have added that Mr. Truman would also wait until the chosen Republican selected his running mate, with the help of political advis- ;ers. ' There is nothing new or startling in this piece of news. It is concerned with a traditional rile of American •politics that is performed every four years. The participants change, but the ritual remains unaltered. The naming of a candidate for vice .president climaxes this rite, but -it gets scant attention at the time. It is hurried through as an anti-climax to ithe usually exciting business of selecting the top man on the ticket. Not only do the people have nothing to say about this choice; even the convention delegates are virtually voiceless in the matter. This docs not mean that capable men have not been chosen by this method. It does not mean that they are incapable of being elected in their own right. Theodore Roosevelt managed to be, and so did Calvin Coolidge. Mr. Truman :may make it three. But however able an elected President's successor may be, the manner of selecting him is a contradiction of democratic government. Of the 26 men who have been chosen President by popular election, seven have died in office. One would think that this is a high enough percentage to persuade politicians that their candidate is mortal. Yet the possible occupant of the White House is chosen privately by a small group, or sometimes by an individual. And, as a rule, the reasons for the choice have little to do with presidential qualifications. The choice ,for vice president must come from tlie same section of the ^country as the party choice •for President. If he comes from the same general neighborhood as the opposition's presidential candidate, "that is supposed to be so much the better. It is all right for him to be wealthy, if he didn't 'get his wealth in a politically embarrassing manner. He is supposed to be well liked in his home state, and to .wield some political influence, Usually a governor, a congressman or a successful businessman will fill the bill. All this reasoning nlay be sound, but it seems to be directed at state political organizations rather than at ,the voters. For the voter must take the politicians' choice for vice president. And we feel confident, in saying that the number of votes influenced one way or the other by this second- place choice is considerably smaller ,than the number of votes the Prohibition Party's candidate for President will poll next November. ? , Such indifference makes it seem ' , ;tliat the voters are as much to blame M the politicians in this matter. But, 'Yoo-Hoo-oo' Over Here Now!' 7 Ebullient Californians are freely predicting that successful colton production In the Imperial Valley and other areas of the Far West will soon "dominate the nations cottoti picture." It is true that remarkable strides have been made in the last 25 years. But the record shows that the Caliiornians' optimism is based in large part upon wishful thinking. Cotton farmers in California, New Mexico and Arizona now lead the Southern states In per acre yields—535 pounds per acre In Calilornia in 1845 as against 333 pounds In Arkansas. However, their total acreage is necessarily limited by irrigation facilities, and thus far California, the biggest producer, has had only 317,000 acres In cotton as compared to more than 1,500,000 acres in Arkansas. And, despite tlie advantages of comparative freedom from the boll weevil and a constant water supply, the Westerners have not yet been able to bring the average quality of their cotton up to that produced in the South. The long staple upland varieties grown in Northeastern Arkansas are generally recognized as being much superior to California cotton in tcnslle'^'strength and in spinning qualities. Our long staple upland brings premium prices which the California - fiber .does not. Californians seem to recognize this, as they send some of their bales to Mississippi counly for storage. This fall mills that had bought cotton from Eastern Arkansas were ^said to have found inferior cotton among the lot, and on investigation \ discovered tha't.'it was raised in California despite its Mississippi county label. Local growers protested the sale of California fiber under their Identification mark. Moreover, &, large part of Arkansas's finest cotton land Is as free of the boll weevil as California. Highway 70, running from Little Rock to Memphis, roughly marks the nor'hern limit reached by the pest. There has not been a serious Infestation in Mississippi county since 1921. Regultir Irrigation, necessary for growing cotton In the West, is an important factor in production costs. Water is not so easily obtainable there »s in Arkansas. Our cotton growers' experiments with Irrigation on * small scale have proved to be successful, and further development may be expected. But irrigation for cotton in Arkansas would only supplement rainfall, and the costs would probably be much lower than in the West, where it must provide almost all the necessary moisture. Arkansas has ranked close to the top in cotton acreage, but more significant is the fact that it has been highest in per acre yields among all the largest producers. Our crop has become concentrated in the lowlands where climate and soil are most suitable. The level land invites the use oi machinery. We are cultivating varieties that are being improved especially to respond to Ihe natural character of the region. Although we have no state law, as California has, requiring that only a single variety be planted, our one variety community cotton program is advancing through voluntary support. This plan i« giving Arkansas greater preference in the markets, for it result* in a more uniform product from each of Ihe ginning communities. A more stable and a thriftier pattern of cotton production is steadily emerging in Arkansas The optimists o( the Imperial Valley cannot brush aside the observations of those ranking agricultural experts who have declared that Eastern Arkansas, at least, Is one part of the South that will continue to find the production of cotton profitable. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE Othman Hints He'd Like to See A Big Shortage -o/ Wallpaper THE DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service Are "glowing pains" a serious condition or are they something to be ignored? The answer is not simple. Medical opinion differs somewhat, but today the majority seem to feel that, In most cases, llicse vague aches or' pains are not important. Occasionally, how- medical attention. The condition seems usually to be caused by such rapid growth that the bones and muscles are under sucli strain. In such cases treatment—at least extensive treatment—Is hardly necessary. Good food, plcny of sunshine, and ad justment through normal aging are markfit toda 5'-" By Frederick C. Othman Uniled i'ress Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. (UP) — "The Dutch sent some lovely samples." the lady said, "but this was a year ago and the paper hasn't arrived here yet." Thank providence for that. What we're talking about today is wallpaper. Too much of. I'm going batty. So's tny bride. And so apparent- | ly are the wallpaper artists all over s the world. You'd think they were trying to meet a Petrilto deadline, the way thcy'r turning out new der signs wholesale. Running from lav- to atomic explosion effects, with 10,000 variations in between. "A conservative estimate," said the lady representing tiie biggest, wallpajjer factory in existence. "Include the hand-blocked papers (up to $50 per roll) and there are far more than 10,000 patterns on the sufficient to take care of the difficulty. In severe cases, more serious abnormalities may be present. The help of an orthopedic surgeon in deciding whether braces or other Samples 01 most 01 tnesc are piling up in tlie old house to which Mrs. O. is seeking to impart the new look. Book upon book are stacked in the hall, on the beds, atop her dining room table. The special measures are necessary is I more wallpaper she sees, the more then worthwhile. A few children , she wains to see. There might bj with growing pains seem to have ! something prettier in the next book, something wrong with one or more This is logic for which a mere male internal glands. When present, this has no answer. He just lugs the also requires correction. j sample books around and gets more the pains Sometimes the pains may be caused by diseased tonsils, adenoids or sinuses, and this is probably distantly related to the muscular rheumatism which older people get. There is also a debate among medical men as to whether growing pains •'may be a mild form of rheumatic fever, which comes on confused by the minute. The only wallpaper that has been selected at ouv house yet (and tins is subject to change) is for my bathroom. Plaid. A triple, hybrid inspired by a Scotchman's kilt, a horse blanket, and Orson Welles' sport jacket. I didn't have anything -a do with it. Just sat there dumb- suddenly witfi swollen and painful i founded while the selection was be- joints and other characteristic I ing made, j symptoms. [ The poof old paper hanger didn't Connection Possible | sa y anything, either. Weeks ago h« Federal Government's 7 948 Battle of Budget Promises to Be as Troub'ssome as During 1947 By Pelcr Kilson NKA Washington Correspondent . WASHINGTON. (NEA) -The fcrt- ernl government's annual battle of the budget will be just as hot in 1048 as in 1047—or hotter. There has been no leak yet on the total President Truman will ask for in his annual budget message to Congress,- but it will probably be close to the $40 billion mark, if not' above It. Whatever the figure. Re-' publicans will claim it's too high. < Last January the President asked for $37.7 billion. The Congressional' Reorganization Act called for the four Senate and House committees on spending and taxing to get together and put a ceiling on gov- i ernment costs for the year. The' House held out for cutting off S(i billion. The Senate said S4.5 billion. They never did agree. But they'll try again this yenr. When Congress went home at the end ol July. Chairman John Tnber of the House Appropriations Coin- ; mlttee claimed savings of $4.48 bil- \ lion. Chairman Styles Bridges of the Senate said it was $6.6 billion. By the time the congressmen got home and were telling the voters about It. they claimed it was really $7 billion. Young Democratic Congressman Albert Gore of Tennessee said the real savings were only $1.19 billion. When President Truman came up with the Budget Bureau's official when Congress comes back in Jan- effort to belittle the noble GOP ef- uary, it will have to consider additional appropriations for the armed services. Atomic Energy Commission and many others. Add to that $540.million worth! I Rheumatic fever can and often does injure the heart. Since some children with growing pplns develop heart trouble without any oilier signs cf rheumatic fever, the possibility of a connection has to be considered. As a rule, children who have severe growing pains, which do not disappear rapidly, sliould be examined by a physician to be sure that a serious condition is not present. Because the majority of such made up by deficiency appropria- Chances for Major Reductions Slim lions later on. And sure enough, These points are made not in any , , [ pains, however, are mild and nob forts to economize. More power to j se rloi!s, parents do not need to them. But the chances for any ma- } worrv about them unduly except Jor reductions'in government costs i j n the occasional case, are decidedly slim. QUESTION: What is fungus In- Practically the. only organization; fection of the skin, and what is of stop-gap aid for Austria. Prance, that has got itself out on this limb j the treatment? Italy and China, and whatever is next year is the National Asso-' —C. W. appropriated—from SI billion to $1.5 [elation of Manufacturers. Its de-' ANSWER: Fungus infection of tailed study calls for a federal bud- I the skin is of several varieties, as get of S31 billion. Desirable as that! there are a number of fungi or total would be. most of the NAM 1 miids (which are related to plants) cuts will be hard to put over in an | which can affect the skin. Treat- , . . h th _ «,.. . election year. - ' ment depends on the kind of fun- ! lmt " Elle reaches the $3.80- Cutting military annrnnrtatlnnJ S«s._ and the portion of the skin billion—for the Marshall Plan's first three months of operation ending next June 30. Any way you look at it. government costs tliis year are going to be well over the $37.7 billion the President nsked for, in spite of congressional economies. Though the President was about right on expenditures, he missed it a mile on receipts. Last April, he estimated the government would appropriations I ?" s '.? n . d Sfl.l billion will! lnvolvea - from $10.4 billion to Sfl. be fought '" '-> Air Force, which wants to expand. Cutting veterans' appropriations from $7,5 billion to $6.5 billion would mean stopping the hospital building program 'and will take in 51.25 billion more than it be f 0ug ht by vet organizations that spent. Now there is talk of a possi- wa nt increased benefits ble $7 or S8 billion surplus, so good , Cl|tUng imernatiomll aff . lirs cx _ 15 Years Ago In Blytheville— have tax collections been. President Truman wants to apply this surplus to reducing the national debt and financing the Marshall Plan. But, since this is an election year, tax-conscious congressmen want to give the voters a break _ , . ,. , . , Tlie situation at Big Lake where penditures from $D billion to S4 bil- , army engjneers are directing a hon would mean cutting the Mar- „ n j to , , d f]ood w t withm shall Plan in half. Cutting agricultural expenditures from $900 million to S600 million will be fought by the farm bloc. Cutting aids to , , , . . 4 commerce and industry from S3 bil- I unrHin ic hpintr by lowering next year's income tax ,, on to $0 bim .......*. -, ; Hardin, is uemg rates. ' • • - " - suggested hopefully that nothing was preltier than a pale tan, without much of a pattern, all over th« J house. It would last, he said, with- fl out fading. Since then he's been hauling in samples and standing with his mouth open. He finally ran out of books. The factory said drop down to the showroom for a look at the special stuff. Mrs. O. keeps on dropping down. Regularly I get taken along. I mention all this by way ot indicating that I have become perhaps the leading involuntary expert on wallpaper in America. And with no further introduction I now present, some pertinent facts about wallpaper: It ranges in price from that $50 stuff down to a net design at It cents a roll. No woman ever has been known to select 14-cent wallpaper; her steady rifling of the sample bock doesn't even slow down -single-roll section. Flame-proof wall paper isn't on the market yet. The kind that withstands lipstick is scarce, but what female goes around kissing walls? Black wallpaper isn't, either, reccomended only for lining caskets. It is stunning (the lady's word) for modern living rooms. Large 'Shipments of wall paper are arriving from France. Mostly abstract designs, meaning squigglcs. Seven- fitty per roll and, according to my lady, hardly worth it because they are not, sun fast. There is wallpaper that looks like patent leather, mother of pearl, gold leaf, tweed, nnd the bottom of figure In late August, it was $1.52 The price of everything—goods and billion that had been cut. , labor—is higher. Demands for for- Cuts Have to Be Made Up i eign aid and national defense are Tlie President derided Congress greater. And it's hard to cut gov- for cuts that would only have to be - ernment services people are used tc. levees, was pronounced all together satisfactory at noon today. Mrs. Jesse Taylor who was before her recent marriage Miss Gladys 52 billion would be opposed j number ol IntoestlngTffairs. 1 V- i Walden Pond. Some wallpaper has _,.,,,, , ! by the businessmen who benefit. ,,(„..• Mrs \jait Monachal! Jr • DDT bullt in ' m cnse ot flR ' 5 - L> hi^Vttn^nuarrestimateTls 5 I Tllc cosl ° f **«*<* ^ernment. I M ? 'charles CrLer'Tr^nd ^ i lac wai.paper anells like lilacs, but nigner mmi dtuiuiuy i LhuuiiuLh la, i w mch is SI 5 billion this year can „. _ i not more than two years. One pat- of course, just as true lor a family ! nar(i)y be cut to s] bi) ij oni ns NAM . diamonds and ace of clubs, he might; tern shows drunks leaning on lamp monoscs. ! make the mistake against six hearts I posts; another is silver-colored of opening the ace of clubs. panthers. There are zodiacs for A great many of the teams ceilings. Pink fish. Blue palms, stopped at five hearts after cm-! Striped camels. Red Moons. budget as it Is for the government. ; These are the big items in the Ilion interest on the public debt, "*'«ich can t be cut at all. | ploying Land IN HOLLYWOOD BY EKSKINE JOHNSON . NEA Staff Correspondent >••«•••••••••••*••••••»••«•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••»•••••••»••••• i McKENNEY ON BRIDGE HOLLYWOOD, (NEA) —Vivian Blaine, who checked out of 20th lentury-Fox after a battle over noi getting dramatic roles, will sign A new contract after the first of the year. She'll get what she wants—a chance to forget the singing. . - . Maria Montez reports that she doesn't have any news about herself. And that's news. Dialogues I'd like to hear: not. Then Mexican and South .-_.._K..._____„________ American exhibitors complained be- .•..•..«..•..»..•..*..•..»-•:>::«"•"•:»"«"»»:»:•: cause of her popularity South of /T/.,, „ f n f the border. She compromised, agree- <' ll " l l> ««» n ing to use her real name in Latin countries. Now. Hollywood producers say she received so much publicity through the Autry kiss incident, they won't allow her to change names. Annabella's Story lying the Blackwood convention. [ idy had a little problem in the play. When West held the opening lead and continued with the ace of diamonds, with the four of Sleepy horses. Yellow locomotives. I'll take pale tan at H cents. I mean I would, if I had anything to do with it. Which, of course, I Landy trumped don't. Anyhow. I thank the Dutch, hearts. He felt] ' Annabcila, who has remained Oakic introducing his ex-wife, Ve- cuiielly In Ihe background through- nita Vardcn, who's visiting him ov* out t ,, c hullabaloo about her scpa- cr the holidays, to Victoria Home, j a ii 0 i, from Tryone Power, may soon tell her complete story. When she pcrienced partnerships. Today, however, bridge has become so standardized that good players do not sure West did not have the ace of j Chester Caldwell are having » clubs in addilion to the ace and j br i<]g e party at the Caldwell home, king of diamonds, first because Friday night Miss Tabitha Sudbury West had passed on the first round • w n.] be hostess for a dinner party of bidding, nnd second, he proba- ' a |. the Caldwell home. Friday night bly would have doubled six hearts. I ^i ss Tabitha Sudbuvy will be hos- So Landy played a small heart tess for a dinner parly and Miss Mary McHancy will have a party Monday evening at the home of her sister Mrs. L. H. Moore. A bridge luncheon was given last week by Mrs. W. M- Taylor and her daughters Mrs. W. H. Minyard ft , lo the ace and led the king ot A few years nso championships; C i u tj5. East went np with the ace, were won generally by teams a5-j Landy trumped, picked up the out- scmblcd from one city. That is, ex-! stalK f ing trumps and had two good clubs and a diamond In dummy on which lo discard his two losing spades. OW. the gal he's supposed to marry in January. doC5 i t w m b c learned that she ' * * has never accepted a cent from Pow- ! Not in the script: "It's not tniC! Cr since their scpartion. i thai I live my roles when I'm not in BARBS front of the camera. If I did, with all the wacky dames I play, my life would bc a psychiatrist's delight."—Ma Lnpino. May film l>r. Christian Jean Hersholts "Dr. Christian' radio scries may reach the screen as a follow-up scries to his "Couii- try Doctor" films. . . . Smiley Bnr- , Frank Sinatra missed a few pcr- formnnres at the Capital Theater in New York and was replaced by , Jano Towrll. A drunk in the au- , ilicncc turned to friend and | whispered: "How conir Frankic is 1 wearing: a bow tie in his liair?" | • • • fra-' .., _-- _ , Sign in the Tau:Delta Phi nettc will join the Bailey Brothers i tcrnity house nl UCLA, as reporter! circus as star entertainer in April I by Frank De Vol: He'll collect $2500 a week. • "Please limit calls lo three girls.* Much of the as It is long. talk you hear is not so broad A statistics professor savs women's memortci are superior to men's. Except, perhaps, when It comes U) age. Sledding coast. is popular again— from coast to Perdue University Is proud of having won 63 hog prizes at Ihe International Livestock Audin Murphy,, jnsl complclinjc his first film role in "The Long Gray Llnr," has bought A home in Fnrmrrsvlllc. Texas, for his sislcr and brothers—orphanage tcncanls until he bought ihc house for them. Sister takes care rvf the kids. I!i"B Crosby and Uhomla I'lcm- hiR ivcre slnghiK a love scone to- K«'thrr. wlille manaclril. In a medieval prison for u scene In "A Connecticut Yankee in Kinjj Ar- llmr's t'onrl.' 1 Also chained were \Villiam Fiendix and Sir Ceilrlc Itnrrtwiclic. When Binjc and Rhonda concluded the romantic ballad, Sir Ccrtric crocked: "Well, tills Is one way lo hold an audience, ninjt. Chain Vm down." T.anily A KQ<I85 ¥ KQJ 1065 4 » H * None Tournament—Neither vul South VVcsl North East Pass Pnss I Jk Pass 6» Pass Pa.-s Pass Opening—* K U. S. Senator 3 Image 4 Incile 5 Northeast (ab.) G Charts 7 Indian 8 Parenl 9 Curve 10 Horse's foot 14 Her Zoo Keepers Must Know Plnty ot Things I need experienced partcrshlps. • For example, the national men' CHICAGO (UP)—Seventeen new | team-of-our championship played mo keepers who passed cxamina- j recently in Atlantic City, N. J., lions for their jobs at the Lincoln , was won by Alvin Landy and Ar- P.»rk zoo here had to know every- \ tnur Goldsmith of Cleveland, Jack thing from camels' beds to cle- [KravaU of Chicago. Jeff Olick of phanls' locnalls. i Miami and S. Mogul of New York. R. Marhn Perkins, director of ; Today's hand proved pretty much Exposition. It's enoU|h to cause Iness. ' bit ot pork- Ihc zoo, compiled Ihc test which said: "A sooci zoo keeper should be an expert at making beds (or the catnels: preparing horse stca 1 ^ for the Users: cleaning the toenalls of the elephants, and feeding very Mnnll reptiles with an eycdropper." was (he requirement that "a keep- Elena Vcrdngo, the gal who sol I cr should bc adept at coaxing so much publicity when she gave Gene Autry his first screen kiss. Bushman to eat." Bushman is an enormous gorilla, Tlie man who thinks he is the whole cliccse usually is the oH ulv« itiuA. having named Iroublc. She wnnls | reported to bo (he most valuable to change her screen to Kiain.: ! animal in captivity. Marion bccai::.c sV.c hr-.s bocn type I I as a Latin—which she definitely is | Read Courier New* Want Aos. of a problem to most of the learns. When Landy picked up the South cards he decided not to open the bidding. He felt that he would have plenty of opportunity to bid. j West passed. North opened with one club, and East took no action. Landy realized now that if he, t used the Blackwood convention his I partner's response might indicate j that he had two aces, but If one of them was the ace of clubs it would not help him. Cue bidding would not bc of much advantage, so he decided to l^kc a sttib hi the 1 jdarfc and bid six hearts. He figured that even U West held the ace ot' HORIZONTAL 1.6 Pictured U.S. senator 13 Shelves 15 Zebra wood 16 Eager 17 Wish for 13 Young liorso 20 Had (prefix) 21 Hcnicr 23 Tree 24 East Indies (ab.) 2fi Compass point is none 26 Lower case 21 Exercises (ab.) 28 Leave 29 Cuts 31 Priscilla's suitor 33 Underworld god 34 Vegetable 35 Poetry muse 37 Dinner course 40 French article 4 1 Half an em 42 Comparative suffix 43 Note of scale 44 Isaiah (ab.) 46 Play parts 51 Preposition 52 Girl's name 54 Spoken 55 Coin 56 Exciting 58 Satiric 60 Behaves 61 Build VERTICAL 48 Work units' 35 Passed over 11 Make indebted 36 Repair shoes 49 NaU . iurn 12 White mineral 38 He was chair- (symbol) man of the . ' Senate • 50HJ g h pnest ] Energy 51 Amerce I Committee 53 Consumed ! 22 Passes 25 Malice 30Cr n e C ta°n mount "He represents 57 Medical sufhx 32 Split pulse ' Cab.) 59 Anent 2 Recover 51, JT

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