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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1947 i-HX BLYTHEVILLE COURIKB TBK CUUMUJt MBWB OCX H. W. BAIXX8, PuMUfaer JAMX8 L. TZRHOBTF, Editor PAOL D. HUMAN, Adrertiiin* NEWS Bole N»tk«al AdmtWnc RcpresenUttr**: W«UM«;Wltmcr Co, N«w York. Chlctgo, Detroit, PubUvbed Every Afternoon Kseept Bund*; Entered u leoond «!•*» nutter at the port- «Okse at Blythevlll*, Arbuuai, under «ct ot Con(MM, October 9. 1911. Served by the United Fran SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city ot BlythevlUe or any tuburu«n town where carrier service U maintained, 20c per »e«k, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, »4:00 per year, $3.00 for lix months, $1,00 {or three months; tjy maiJ outside 50 mile tone, (10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditation The eye jovtrn the mind to so great a ile- eye is sound, your body will be full of light. '-Matthew 6:22. t * • The eye governs the mind to so great a il e- jree that everything we see affects our lives some way. Where Inflation Hurts Most White collar workers here in B!y- theville and across the land can i'col today thut they have not been completely forgotten as they daily become further enmeshed.and strangled in inflation's spiral which squeezes with the strength of an octopus, i Rep. Donald L. O'Toole, ;i Now York Democrat came up carrying ;L torch for what he calls the "middle class" when he said: "The ever-increasing cost of living has created among the* middle class a new and gigantic group of poor. It is virtually impossible for a family man earning less liian §4,500 a year (in New York) to feed and clothe his children properly." Suppose this family man's income had doubled within the past 10 years, let's see whether he has had a 'raise in pay' or actually lost ground in bis struggle to keep the wolf from the door. Statistics compiled by the federal Bureau of Labor show that food and clothing items have doubled since 1939; and that the cost of living index tor all items has climbed 75 per cent. The record for the past year reflects u 77 j>er cent increase in the price of wheat; 17 per cent for milk; 37 per cent for canned goods, and 62 per cent on miscellaneous items between June 30, 1946 and June 30, 1947. Mr. Middle Class Man today must pay $1,350 for the same make auto that cost him §660 before the inflation spiral gained momentum; the new house that he paid $0,000 for in 3939, today is priced at $12,800; the two- pants suit that the bread-winner paid $35 for in 3939 today has lost one pair of trousers and the price zoomed to S60. But this is not all thai has skyrocketed for the middle class citizens of America. Ten years ago the fellow with a salary of $40 or S45 a week and only one or two dependents paid little or nothing in the form of income taxes. Suppose he paid as much as $20 a year, and few paid more, consider the bite that the federal treasury gets today. It is somewhere around ?'100, and that spells an increase of 2,000 per cent which is 20 times the tax bill of a decade ago. Suppose a thrifty fellow was able to save 5200 or $300 a year in the terrible 30s. Today he has to dig into those savings to keep out of the poorhouse, or the toils of the rich uncle for having failed to pay his taxes. Many will find comfort in the New York representative's remarks; •but few will find anything being done about it as long as laborers keep trying to beat inflation by wage increases, and vendors of manufactured goods keep trying to beat high labor costs by increasing prices. What -labor and capital need most is to learn that production, and production alone can stop the spiral. While they go about learning this lesson in their slow way, the 1 white collar worker is choking to death slowly and surely. the department might tliink this bit of preparedness necessary. The country has no program ol' universal military training, and Congress seems in no mood lo create one. The Air Force, .so vital to the nation's safety, is well under its minimum peacetime level, both in men and equipment. The shipbuilding industry is all but finished, and the airplane builders are certain of little at the moment except that most of them are in (he red. So it's hard to blame the War Department for getting the undertakers ready for an emergency. The action seems ati apt and bitter commentary on the state of our national defense. VIEWS OF OTHERS Hunger for the Bible American exports to needy nations notably include the Bible. Along with foreign lack ol food goes a great shortage of the Scriptures. Hunger ubroiitl for both I ILLS brought Iresh emphasis lo the BiblLcul truth. "Man .shall not live by bread alotu 1 , but by every word that pro- ceedcth out of the mouth of God." The 131-year-old American .Bible society ims become the nintn source of supply of the Scriptures for the world. It reports: The need for the* scriptures in.most parts of the world is still not met in spite ol special funds given the American Bible Society during the past few years for the purpose. This amount has been like a drop in a bucket compared with the vast requirements. The need is ..not measured by mere guessing but by actual demands—especially those countries where war has destroyed not only the people's Bibles but their printing presses as well. To keep the Scriptures flowing into the \vnr- ruvnged arca.s, the American Bible Society finds, will require $775,000. Other foodstnl'Is tire .soon used up and forgotten. The Bible is food tluit is permanent. "For the bread of God Is he which comelh down from heaven tititl givclh life unto the world." * —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Gold Is Where You Find It, Mr. Bevin! State Relief Rolls Soar Arkansas js riding a nigh crest of prosperity. Ycl relief payments by the State Welfare Department during the 194^-47 fiscal year totaled 10 million, 848 thousand dollars. Not quite half came from slate taxes; the rest from federal taxes. Tlie payments went to an average of 40,082 persons. It is hard to believe that thure is this much actual need in Arkansas during the present boom time. Only l8,G£i;i persons were on the rolls 10 years ago, in 1930-37, when the slate was still working out a tough depress ion, and jobs were pretty hard to find. Unfortunately, many think it is perfectly all right to take any public money they can gel. And, sad to say, children who could support their parents will too often turn this oblin«Uon over to any agency that will accept it. For such selfishness, the only remedy is vigilant watching of the rolls, and political courage. This the taxpayers have the right t° demand. Many small earners have little enough for their own needs. Moreover, every payment to the undeserving takes that much money from those who have no other —AR K A NS AS DEMO U R AT. Alerting the Spade Brigade The War Department has announced that it has lined up another group of civilian undertakers who are ready for action in th« event of World War m. It iu't hard to figure out why Talent Lacking for Adequate Research by U.S. In Development of Guided Missiles for Warfare I!Y DOUGLAS LAKSEN NIwV Slsiff Correspondent WASHINGTON. Sept. 12. <NKA> — Even if the U. S. wan Led Lo spcml billions to buy it jH'rfeclctl guided .Missile for tomorrow's national cleft. 1—Uu: way Hie atomic bomb ivas "bouylil"—iL couldn't f>e done, because the necessary research talent'L on Ihe market today. That fnct is in the recent report of lhe President's Scientific Research Hoard. And Air Force experts hope that it will .settle, for the lime being nt least, the question or whether it's cheaper to buy airplanes lor adequate national defense, or bargiiin for a guided mis- iilo. •It's that dotibt—whclher the U. S. should develop push-button \var- ,are or keep up :i -strong air force —which lias been ;•, big factor in the public;\s willingness to let Amer- .cn's air strength degenerate into in impotent weapon, the AAP ex- perls now admit. They will .sbicJc Lo their argument that the airplane Amerira's front line of defense, iiowover. The shortage of scientific talent should be the clinching argument, they say, and hope. •'We've got the airplane. We haven't yol the guided missile. So lut's have enough airplanes to do UK- job." ANrOWKR LIMITING FACTOR The President's buarti report backs ihis up with the statement that "Un- BARBS BY HAL COCHKAK At least give the friends yon try lo fall liack on credit for letting you down easy. + * * A sofa several htmilrcil years old sold for $1200 In the East. \\'e wonder what look its yilacc in the hotel lobby. , * * * A college professor claims svc cnn'l hear as well after n l>ig meal as before. It docs take a loud voice to wake one up from an allcr- tUnncr snoo?.e. * » A horse lay down In the street of an Ohio town anil (led up traffic. It must have been the one we het on. • * • Bookkeeping would lie a lot easier if Ilic folks who borrow from yon didn't have such such good memories. SO THEY SAY Our armed forces should welcome well-intentioned criticism, our national life may depend on self-criticism and the speed with which we respond to It.—MnJ.-Gcu. Claire I,. Chcimault. U. S. Army, retired. * * * The only way to get production is lo have peace.—Herbert Hoover. Some time after Christinas I predict a major recession that will materially hurl and seriously affect the majority or the American people.—Arthur J. Morris, founder of the Morris Plan system of banking. * * For years I have been against a third party, but times are changing, i may change my mind. But there is no hope for a third party until the labor movement is cemented into one.—Daniel ToWti, president, International Teamsters' Union. d*.T present conditions, the ceiling en research »nd development is lixcd by the availability of trained -.Honnel, rather than by the iiincunls of money available. The» resource al the moment, is mttnpowiir." As limited as it i:; today, the report say.s. "the Army guided missiles program Ls only about thrce- fiuarlers staffed." So even if the. public should demand an increase in the guided missiles program, where would the scientists come Ironi? In the government, and in the universities where the government gels a large part of its research Vs'ork done, the shortage is most acute, the report reveals. Tt say;: "The situation in Ihe universities and collides is woi'se of their unfavorable financial and .salary positions. !nslrilc.'lional salaries, traditionally Imv, have increased only between 20 and 30 per ceni .since 19-lf), >vlnie living costs have risen nearly 00 per cent." It is revealed viiat between liH'J and 1947. the national research iv.ul dewlopnu'nt budge! increr.scd 3-3 per cent, while the supply oi tnim- ed manpower was exinindin^ only 35 pt": cent. STUDENTS, BUT N'O TEArilKKS The report's Icok into ihc futur" makes (he guided missile seem even more remote, as far as the scientific iLilenl which will foe able tn Steel Processors Using Lumber In Their Pre-fab Metal Houses work on it goos. It- is true t hat there rue almost twice as many uncf:- :UK! engineering .students i tlie colleges and universities lodaj than before the war. But the number of teachers available to train them has increased by only ouc- Lhird. Thus, the report concludes: "The results arc a .sharp increase in teaching loads and a general dilution of faculty training- and experience." I ; ; would lake 15,000 more science instructors lo restore the prewai teacher-student ratio. The report says Further that tiitre isn't mud anyone can do to right this situation. "There is no imtnr.'diale way oiu' of this dilemma. The .situation in which v;e find ourselves is a result of the war and of the international lenMoiis which have followed it. Tt will be completely corrected only with the passage of time imd only ns we find numns (.1 -strengthen our universities a:ui colleges limmcially." U. will b- 1IM7 before "we can hope to achieve a completely balanced program," in all branches of research and ;tt:vehement, the report states. That, in effect, means a wait r>i approximately 10 years before the guidod missile program ^ou:cf move aheiicl under ful] .steam. In the meantime a lot of airplanes for national defense will yive a nice ft'elin" of salrty in a troubled world. Sunday School Lesson Scripture: Proverb-; 3:30-31; 13:1, 18; 22:Z4-25; 25:18, 21-22; 20:20-21; Mallhew 5:3; James :i:17 Uy WILLIAM K. CilLKOY, I). D. The dictionary defines lmmoi:y is "concord or agreement in fuels, opinions, manners, interests, etc." Bui most of tlio passages cited from the Book of Proverbs haw to <io wllh the best way of gelling with angry and disagreeable people, with whose facts am) opinions one Isn't likely lo liuve much In common. Tills is as it should be. There is no particular problem about living harmoniously with people whom one likes, and with whom there is the .sort of concord Ihat the dictionary suggests, The real problem Is to avoid discord, and live peaceably and in mutual tolerance with those whom facts, opinions or manners one may be definitely opposed. That is why the proverbs cited offer really helpful counsel. In general, the basic advice is that if oilier people act meanly and nastily toward you. don't be nasty yourself, if a , nall j s a ,, g| .y with you, that's the time to control your o*n temper. "A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger." "Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man tliou shalt not go; lest thou learn his ways, and set a snare to thy soul." Proverbs that recall Paul's counsel. "As much as lieth in you live- peaseably with ail men." There are limits even to the practice of forbearance, but one Is wise lo keep the boundary very wide. In a similar spirit, "the Proverbs stress the wisdom of regulating one's own life with good sense, and not according to what others are doing. Envy of others, of their wealth, or power, or success, or of some advantage that they seem to possess, can create great disharmony in one's own soul. Peace of mind is of the very essence of inward harmony, and there can be no peace of mind where cnvv and bitterness are harbored. The passages cited in our lesson deal chiefly with wisdom in personal attitudes and. relationships, but it is obvious that our world today presents great problems of harmonious living between groups, races, peoples and nations. Here the principles of harmonious living are the same, but the problems are vaster and more acute. In our personal lives and relationships we can do much to avoid people who don't like us. or who are unfriendly toward us. But in the larger social and international relationships we are confronted with conditions and situations that we have lo take as they are: situations involving sharp differences, if not conflicts, in ideas and ideals, ways and maners. Yet unless we can achieve some measure of mutual good will, tolerance, and forbearance, dark tragedy looms again upon the nations. The proverbs and counsels that make for wisdom and harmonious living in individual life ought to be watchwords in the affairs of the nation, and in the dealini nations with one another. of IN HOLLYWOOD 11 YMItSKINK JOHNSON NIC A .Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. Sept. 12. vNKA) I just saw "Life With Father," so naturally I want to give yon the first interview with the fellow who will win an. Academy Awurcl in March of '48. Ol course William Powell will win that Ost::u\ I mentally gave H to him before his fourth explosive 'Gad!" It is hardly believable that ;inyonr will give a better performance thi.s year. To say Bill is magnificent is im un- (ier.stalemcnt, He's colossal. So I immediately trotted out, lo the Powell mansion, where 1 was introduced, to some or his ercen- (rieitie.K. 'I guess i do have sonic rrcrh- trifHirs," Hill satd. That was an mu'.er.statenient. He has many. He shu.ved me one of them—a beaten up old hat with the date of its sule inside—-1933. "I'm crazy about old clothes, 1 never want to throw anything juv;iy and Diana ^et.s m;ul at mr Um i tliink it takes five years jasi to break in a hut or .1 pair ol shoes or p. suit/ 1 1'OW-VVOW WITH HO\V-\VO\V There was Hill's 12-year ari;mn<':it with his clog, the d;*ca- shund I nad ever K:en, "Tiint dog still barks at me when I come home nl nif*hl. If ,\ burglar I knocked at the door, he would it-ad him to the safe and the family :>il- ver;vare. Hut when I walk in lu 1 barks, fc'o I Just bark hack. We've I been doing that for 12 years." There wn.s his incurable habit | of being late. ! "I was born Uirce weeks prematurely—my mother had a fall— .so I guess I in JUM making up for it. 1 know it takes exactly IB minutes to drive to the siudio in the morning. So I always manage to leave 13 minutes before I'm due en the set," And his passion for turning out lights. "I probably save the magnificent suiu of S-V a year by going around Uirniny off lights." never use a small word if lie can think of a big one. Every now and then, after one of liss very erudite opinions, I have lo turn to him and nsk for a translation." '•IJI-'i; WITH POWKLL" Bill and Diana for the lirsl lime together. About half way through Diana nud.ux'd > him and whispered: "•Bill, 1 thought thi.s was supposed to be 'Life With Father,' the life of Chux-nce Day?" "It is," said Bill. "ITs (milling uf Ihe sort/' said Diana. "It's the lilr of William l*o well," , Bill, Jr., who graduated from Princeton In .si winter, is 22. and has been an editorial assistant in the story department at the Warner .studio since March. "Dad," Bill said, "is terribly fussy about his tood in a restaurant-especially baked potatoes. He says there's only one way to serve baked potatoes—.scoop out the potato, mix it wilh chives and butter, and then put it buck into the shell. And if a waiter, who knows he likes them that way. thoughtlessly ioryct.s, iv~ blows his lop." Junior ;i!:-,n whispered that Powell has worn the t;:itne bathrobe lov almost -'if ytMis. ! opening? i Several West players did open a ! diamond and In cases dei c-larer went down. H.nvever, when discussing the hand after (he i;ninc, \\fi found Ihat live diamonds'could be made with the lolknvim; line of play. Dcotarer must win the opening lead in his own hand, then trump a heart in dummy with the seven of diamonds. He leads the deuce .saw Ihe picture of spades ami wins with the king. ' L1 " thru Humps the six of ncarts in dummy with the eight of diamonds. Tlie ace of spades led, declarer discarding the three of clubs. Now ho ruffs dummy's deuce of clubs, and ruffs another heart in dummy with the ten of diamonds. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Croxs-Ruff Wins Difficult Contract By WII.UAM E. McKENNEY America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service While it takes only five or 10 minutes to play a hand in a tournament-, some hands arc discussed not. only after the game, but all through the tournament and for months afterwards. Today's hand A A Q J 2 V Mono • my 73 A Q.I n .1 2 »,?5 Years Ago J In Blytheville— Nearly a thousand residents of Blythevilln visited the proposed Park at Walkers Grove. Sunday afternoon. Ail of them, it is safe to say, were favorably Impressed. Cr.mmeiits of the adults were enthusiastic and the children by their actions showed they considered the park as an ideal playground. Pete Craig and Harold Nunn left today for Knoxville. Tcnn., where they will attend the University. Mrs. Florence Blythe who is seriously ill, is no better today. A Memphis specialist has been called for consultation. Cora Lee- Coleman in her column calls attention to canners that it is time to prepare for winter by canning vegetable soup mixture now lor later use. By FKEDKRICK 0. OT1IMAN (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Sept. 12' ,UP)_ Lc-t us consider the red-faced embarrassment of 'the United States .Steel Corp., which has a low opinion of plain, old, ordinary wood for building purposes. One of It's .subsidiaries is doing a land-office business in prefabricated houses, which it turns out something like automobiles, delivers to the customer's lot, and erects in a Uiinkle. With a serial number stamped on the kitchen wall, a written guarantee, and six months free service. 'I'he firm is whipping up n number of these houses on the outskirts of Washington, and handsome they are, too. I know because I went out to see 'cm. I'he model house, with Ihe modern furniture lent for the occasion by a local store, I examined care- Hilly. I even clomped down into the cellar and there—to my amazement — was a big wooden beam holding lip the floor. "Yep," confessed the United States Steel Co., man. hanging his head. "Wood, we just can't get the steel." He said maybe I'd als'j noticed the wooden stairs I'd descent!?:!. Purely temporary. As so-jn as the United States Steel Co., can gtt some steel it'll replace thus.; steps with metal ones. The corporation is asking its customers please, to be patient'. And when the biggest steel company in the world -an'i, gev, s;ei I Lo put on its own houseo, you can be sure things are ;cu'j;ii all over in the building trades. How tough, a joint committee or t'.ic Sena;e and the House now is '.» process of finding out. Senators Joseph R. McCarthy of Wis,, and John J. Sparkman of Ala., along with Eep. Ralph II. Gamble of N. Y., cut short their vacations to open what we politicians call a probe into the housing shortage. At their first session they called in a dozen federal big-wigs, representing as many agencies having to do with houses, to find out what the government can do. This session was as surprising, almost, as the wooden beams in the steel company's house. Sen. McCarthy said first off the government's folks should explain the workings of each federal out- " fit so the people can get some idea of their jobs. Raymond Foley, administrator of the Federal Housing Agency, offered to get up a chart showing the work of each alphabetical agency. And another thing, the senator added: why can't the government get together with itself on what, n liouse is worth? It turned out that the appraiser of the Federal Housing Agency takes a look at a small house and says it is wortli $7,500. Then the G. 'I., buyer goes to the Veterans Administration loan division. It sends out another appraiser, who say.s the same house is worth 510,COO. This, said Sen. McCarthy, is confusing. How come? Well .sir, said Foley. his bureau valued a house at it's long-term worth, while the vet appraisers figured on what it •would cost to rebuild -if it burned down. Very simple, he said. Long- term values vs. present day costs. This didn't sound simple to the senator. He said the boys ought to j agree on what n house is wortli and I not draw long-suffering G. I.'s into their arguments. The bureau chiefs in charge o! building labor, codes, and shortages, then spent the day telling their stories. They agreed (you listening, U. S. Steel Corp.) that what this country needs most are old-fasliion- ed nails to drive into (sob) woode'.i planks. State PSC Refuses to Act On Request for Fare Hike LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Sept. 12.— cUP)_The Arkansas Public Service Commission refused yesterday to take action on an application of the Capitol Transportation Co. for. approval of a seven-cent fare in North Little Hock. "To commission declines to take action on this application until the city council makes ,-; final decision en the nc\v rate," Ciuiirman Charles C. Wine said. Read Courier News Want Ads. 9 f> . r ' V A K : .7.805 N W E S Dealer <* 10 8 7:i V J HI!) 5 # 2 •T> A K 107 A K .1 V (J 8 7 C -1 • A (J J C5 + :t Tournament—Neither vnl. South West North Kast 1 V Pass ) ,L Pass •2 » Pass 5 » ... Opening— • 4 12 He discards [he eight of hearts on the jack of -spades, and West trumps with the nine of diamonds West then can cash the ace of hearts, but when he leads a club, declare]- trumps, the ace of trumps picks up West's king, and South loses only a diamond and a heart. Declarer would have had no channe to make the contract. If West had opened a club. East would win and lead the diamond. Naturally South would take the tinesse; West would win and another diamond would come back. Then declarer could not do enough cross-ruffing. With the diatnoml opening he needed only careful timing to ruff out three hearts. U. S. Representative 5 Asterisk fiTidy 7 Eternity 8 Foot <ab.) 9 Dress i 10 Required 11 Outmoded 12 Soak flax H Acts ' 17 Tellurium > (symbol) ' 20 Is suitable •22 Igneous rock 24 Wander away 35 Omits came In for Its share of discussion, i ordlmrv ..„,,.. ... ,• •, I' nie Question was, could five dia- ' world Wir IT Hill, says nmra, his wife, "wdl \ monds bp mlld<! wllh ^ diamond' Wol1<l Wni U ' Holland cured and tried eel- skins as a substitute for Ihe more types of leather curing ' HORIZONTAL 3 Right (ah.) 1,5 Pictured U.S. 4 ConduUed congressman from Nebraska ] 1 Annoy • ; 13 Hurried ' 3 5 Rom .111 bronze : 1C Hold bnt-k 118 Coif mound :j<J Slight -1 1 Title 122 Lateral 123 Withers 25 Fathered [Zf, Upright/ .^ -.27 Attends .. jfos •28 Either i, '" .J 29 He is the. ' \lIou.seotRen- • i esentatives 130 Scent • a3 East Indian, \ coins , :37Cash' ;t;r-jV '.38 Trite ..' . 39 Female sheep : (I'D •40 Singing voice •J4 Ireland ! '!5 High priest 46 Oil • 48 Uneven 49 Earthworks '51 Birds of prey S3 Northerner !54 Cape i VERTICAL 1 Sharper 2 Make cerlaln 2. r > Vessels 3(i Dispatches 30 Mohammedan 401'oker stake prim e 01 Australian .shoals 32 New York lake 31 Kongs, •II Misplace 421'iilm lily , : •I^Sinsle lODivini! bird j •17 Brown ' f>0 Atop ; M Kailh fiocldcss:

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