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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1947 BJ Y PHiCVUaj- iMURIEB NEWS IBS OOOBOOt KXWS CO B. W HAINBB, PuMJihCT . < . JAMBS U VERHOEFP, Kditar f AITL D. HUMAN, Advertising Bete Natiogaal Advertising »fplS»oe/WiUn*r .Co, New York. Chicago, Detroit, - Putllshcd Every Afternoon Except Sundjij Entered' »«• Kcond cJMe matter at the ptwt- oOioe al'BlythevUle, Arkansnj, under ,*<$, ol Uon- greet. October t>, 1*11. Served by the United Frew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: . By -carrier In the erty ol Blythevllle or any «bAiri-*n" town where carrier service to maintained, 20c per week, or «5c per month. - By mail, within » radius or 40 miles, »*.<X> per fear, »2.00 for six montjis, J1.00 for three mbottui; oy. mall outside 60 mile ion*. »10.CO per yeit payable In odvance \Aeciif6tiqn Twill pay thcc'my vows, which my lips have uttered,' and'my racuUi Imtli Einfcen, wnc-n I roc-tilt trcuble.—Psalms '06:13-14. ,4,1 .... . '..»'*•• ~ Vows wade in, lime of Iroulili arc olten good vows and sliouiti uc lived l>y. In fad "lost often th£y are'vCKS we !<iicw should liave been niada before-this but only tro«Iil-3 will force our decision. Gqs'Station '.Row '.- Out of Blythcville's dispute over the operation of a new filling station in Uic Western part of t>.e city it is hoped tuat owner's' of residences will learn whether they have actual protection agp.mst encroaching businesses which .often.tend to lower real estate values $lid' make home ownership leas desii" 'able. w ^ the' P l ' ea cnt zoning ordinance is 1{ivalid,.it is time citizens general- \ \y f'i;id cue to at they have r,o protection* and take definite steps to obtain the benefits that a properly drawn zoning measure can bring. A city as young as Blylheville should be, and could have been, a model for all older cities in the state. In reality it is, in too many respects, a'model of what a city s'-ould not be with its narrow pavements and businesses scattered throughout the residence section. Ihe longer such a condition exists, the .harder it will be to. bring_systcm and wisdom into its growth. An ordinance which truly separates business areas from tliu residence sections is needed. An ordinance is needed which is u'GT-.cIa:! against changes by city officials except after consideration from tKe^yiqwpoint of the best interests of , all property owners. i-TTOffieials "will find it no easy task to; "do .justice to. all parties concerned aridjif their deliberations will need the support of every property owner who ;_erants to see an orderly growth for •Blytheville. The speed with which the city is glowing emphasizes the need for,-sane action. Delay only aggravates The situation. prejudice. What was the cause of this ignorance? The Foundation decided that the main trouble was the lack of simple words to explain where a corporation's money comes from and what is done with it. The technical language of accounting was just too much for most of the. people all of the time. After much study the Foundation's analysis and accountants hit upon what they called "social" accounting, its vehicle is a short, simple proi'il-or- loss statefent which they call a "functional operating report," It leads off with the amount, of money which the company received from its customers. Then follows an explanation of how the receipts were spent, with their appropriate amounts: the cost of goods and services bought from others; the cost of human energy (wages and salaries) ; the cost of tools wearing out (depreciation, depletion); cost of payment ordered by government (taxes) ; cost of using the tools 'profit). The customer is thought of as the real employer, and profit, is what he pays for the use of the tools which turn out the products he wants. Several large companies already use this form. But it was only a few days ago that the Foundation made public an instruction manual for the new method. With its publication, many stockholders and workers possibly are going to discover for the first time what their company is doing. The American style of privately- owned industry is being challenged and questioned, within and without this country. Those who believe in it can scarcely be expected to defend it if they don't understand how it works. A more general adoption of simple explanations might well reduce labor- management misunderstandings, and their resultant strife, and help to keep our economy on a more even keel. Basic Economic English . *; Several bitter wage disputes of recent memory have been marked by ; sharp statistical skirmishes. Econ- •^omists from labor and management - have taken figures from the same com- pany's balance sheets and come up ^with entirely different conclusions. And ^sometimes, when the shooting was over, there was a suspicion that the adversaries had marched in opposite directions and had never been in range of each other. The public can only guess whether these inconclusive engagements are the result of deliberate efforts to deceive or honest confusion. For, certainly, most of us are stumped by the complexities of an average corporation's financial statement The American Economic Foundation believes that this general confusion has had some alarming consequences, such as making the word "capitalist" a term of abuse, and "private enterprise" and "profit" synonymous with exploitation and crookedness. Eight years ago, the men who started the Foundation discovered, , through a public opinion poll, that „ more than half the people questioned " -^-rich as well as poor—thought that t.big' business kept more of their in- e- 4S profits than they paid out as s.- 1 This led these men to the 'reasonable assumption that more economic friction is generated by ignor- *»ee^of-buwness operations than by The Class in Problem Children Gets Promoted rl fl°5**' 1 * xjnU*^ ^ Ufa I Writer Searches for Good Hews On Living Costs But Finds None DOCTOR SAYS BV WILLIAM A. O'BIUE.V, M. I). Written for NBA Service Penicillin stops trench mouth in a few days, but dental prophylaxis may be necessary before complete cure results. •A normal Month contains many Kerms, including one type which, under certain conditions, overgrow ., UU ,,, K ,„„ Ihe surface of Ihe gums and pro- Instruments duce inflammation. The condition mem, tryiii! was common in World War I, wiui men in the trenches, because of luck of facilities for mouth car.?, but it was not as prevalent in World War II. When this infection occurs, the patient complains of fever, loss nf appetite, general weakness and sore mouth. The gums are red. swollen and covered with a. membrane which may extend into other portions of the mouth. The Rlaiuls under the Jaw are swollen ant! painful, the , neck is still, and tlic breath is foul, i By FKEDEKK'K O. OTIIMAN (lliiKctl I'ress Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Sept. 20. (UP) — The price of (lie siring the butcher wraps around the Sl-a-pound beefsteak has dropped a little. So. has the cost of lung oil (good for hend-soaking purposes) and of quick-silver, which is used in thermometers for testing fevers broil-Mil on by the high cost of living. That's all tlie good news there is today from the 1,010 little men who struggle with the slide rules, adding machines and telegraph at the Labor Depart- •ying to keep tabs on the price or just slaying alive, Practically everything else that man puts down his millet, wraps around himself, and erects so he .' can keep out of the rain, went up 'again by another whopping |,j,, percentage, the Bureau of Labar Statistics reported in its weekly survey of wholesale prices. Soaring even is the silver thai goes into Ihe spnon the baby uses. This is a worrysonic thing ,u>' the over-worked clerks of Lew "chwcllenbaeh price ones. Widespread Speculation on Grain Markets Hurting Food Situation in U.S. and Abroad VIEWS OF OTHERS Party Leaders Revolted Strangely illogical is the itlea of barring GI independents tiom the 1848 slate Democratic primaries. On what principle Is the victim ol a bad situation punishable for being a victim? The GI revolt of 1916 was very largely created by party bossism, clique and machine rule, which had grown up with little effort at correction. Where is the wrong—in lighting such conditions, or in condemning the citizens who refused to bow their necks to then:? And that Isn't all of it. The party leadership stands on no flawless records of consistency from which to rebuke the Ql Independents. You will recall what happened in 1014. Many good Arkansas Democrats were then critical ol the national Democratic administration. It was, they said, whitling away state rights. They looked with a tolerant eye on Democrats showing their displeasure by voting the Republican ticket in the national election. Anrt the Democratic State Convention cliangcd its rules enough to allow such a bolt. In defining party membership, it struck out the worrts requiring support of the national plallorm and nominees. Only allegiance to the party in the state was demanded. In national politics, the citizen coukl vote as he liked And there were 63,551 ballots for the Republican presidential ncminee.compareii with :JC.442 for the GOP candidate fcr governor. One of the men who helped to change the rule said, in part, ol tlic -intent and purpose." It was for "the prelection til lite-Song Democrats in Arkansas . . . \vlio . . . believe . . . that, the National Democratic Parly is now advocating enactment, or repeal, of laws which will result in the utter destruction of stale's rights . . .'' Can the party after having freed its members from any obligation tc support a Ucnio- crEitic presidential nomine?, fairly claim Ihe right lo throw out the Independents who refused to abide by boss and clique and machine control of state elections? The question answers itself. Cpen. clean, honest elections arc o( Ihe highest importance. And a great mistake will bo made it the party punishes the GI revoltcis against bad conditions, inslcati of pilcliing In lo remedy Ihe conditions. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. BY 1>ETE$ KIISON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Se]lt, 20. t'NEA- -With Chicago cash w.ieai above '.2.80, and corn above S2.UO, the amblers arc again flocking into the ;rain pits. It's having the effect, lot on'y of raising Ihe cost of living, nit also of reducing the quantity f European food relief. Speculation isn't confined to the jig commodity exchanges in Chira- TO. Omaha, Kansas City or New York. Every farmer who holds back n this year's harvest, refusing to ell because he thinks the price will :o still higher. !is in his small way 'laying the market* As an editorial iti "The Farmer"" Df St. Paul quotes on • northwest vheat grower, ''Let the speculators jo to it. All they're doing is raising Tr.t'ir duly is to wat^i; for. and prevent, market maniijulalions by exposing them. Bui CEA lias no power to police or punish speculators. Authority stair members say it would Mill be j;ossil)le for some wolf to comer a market. corn actually worth 526CO or more. UIG TKAOERS I'KOFIT For the professional traders.—the big fellows with say 5100,003 to gamble—at 30 cents margin requirement ! on wheat they can control over While Federal Rcsi-rvc Board has ' 3OT.CCO bushels ivorth nearly a mit- p.uthcrity to regulate margin re- I llon dollars. quiremchts en ihe stoci exchanges,! Commodity Exchange Authority Commodity E>::han', r c Authority ha^, has now asked Chicago, Kansas City no such power to regulate the .uar- land Minneapolis exchanges to in- gins on its market- | crease margins 33 1-3 per cent. This When Sen Ra!p:i E Flanders of wollld rnlse c? - sh required for wheat Vermont a few dajs as;o suggested ttllci COTn purchases to 90 cents or that 100 per cent margin shou.rt now I ? dollar a bushel. And it might I holdings, by forcing down the price. Brokers, of course, have to carry their customers with loans on the upaid balances. It is estimated that there are now over $100 million held by brokers in trust hinds for tlieir customers. That gives a rough idea of the money there is kicking n today's speculative grain dollar be required for all transactions on I force some speculators, who could- tlic erain pits, he was in effect aay- i" l rnis e more margin to sell their ing thai iliere ought to ce a law requiring speculators to pay casii i:i full for every purchase, or that the eotinr.odity exchanges themsel- •5 . , the secretary of la- 'I rench mouth can develop if the | bor. teeth are decayed or covered with | Congressional economy caused the tartar. Small patches occur around j firing of more than 70!) of the partially loosened teeth in the ""'" mouths of children, but the condition dears whr.n the tooth is losi. At one time it was believed thai the disease was highly contagious, but it is not likely that much trench mouth is contracted from outside sources. It usually develops from mouth neglect. local appositions of penicillin relieve all symptoms within a few days. The drug is applied on a cotton swab or mcdioine dropper. It is advisable to wash the mouth with a cleansing solution several times a day. as well. Patients with chronic trench mouth should have their teeth put in order by removing calculi, extracting hopelessly decayed teeth and filling cavities. Poorly fitting dental applliances should be repaired iind all forms of chronic irritation eliminated. NUTRITION A FACTOR compilers. The remaining no matter ha.v they bailie the figures, are on the verge constantly or being sunk in an ocean of ink, mostly red. Everyday they issue spot prices on "K primary products from burlap to zinc. Every week they put out their list of wholesale 'prices on SOO different items, and regularly they're supposed to make a cost of living index. They're laf- poor devils, with the' latter. No"; that it makes much difference, because the index is going to be uu Way up. A federal statistician nei"!s no machinery (o tell him that- tlie laments of his wife keep him fullv informed. The harried clerks try not to let their personal budget troubles be reflected in tlieir reports. Trssy issue the facts, with no common' Let's take a look at their figures: For the last lo weeks, the im- This type of mouth infection may i hil l>py experts announced, the cost be associated with gastrointestinal j of . Practically everything has been disturbances, and poor nutrition may be a factor in its development. In other instances, the white cells of the blood are lacking or the blood is deficient in quality. Chicago Board i of Trade r-rompt- ly Isok the hint ,nnti raised margin requirements, slightly, for Ihe pro- feisiorial tr.tdcrs. \Vhc:it, corn ind r.arley margins Jcpartmenl of Agriculture expert. ;EA KEEPS TABS ON GAMBLERS \ The one agency bf the Department vhich keeps tab on the grain mai- .et gamblers is the Commodity Ex- •hange Authority, headed by J. M. Viehl. • , This agency can have no interest ;i whether market, prices are tol ,igh or too low. beyond the poin; j who like to'.alp a flyer—usually re- ,f determining that current quota- ; quire iiarpi-. Most brokers ions are not artificial and chat they i now require 43 cents a bushel, cash ,o honestly reflect, conditions ol , in advaiue ol corn orders. But «t .upply and demand. | today's lush jvirket prices, p. spec- The Authority stations officers at itlator with nnly a nominal S453 .11 the major commodity exchanges, to gamble car. "buy" 1C! bushels of around i markets. Lust week. Commodity Exchange Authority issued a special call re- porc, on the Chicago corn futures market t'j show speculative holdings required wc^e iBisecl from 25 to 35 ' as of last June 30. Of -13CO accounts, cents a IjushB). 6nts uas raised from 3800 were shown to be speculative. 12 to 17 ceiusy scvbEans •1,') to 65 j 111 such a market there is, of rents. Brokers' handling accounts course, tremendous risk. No market fcr '.he amateurs—the little fellows I analyst can today toresee any pos" " sibility for a reduced demand fo;' gain.s. The danger o! a boom market always carries willi it, however, tlie danger of a busi. The last such coilapse was on the cotton futures market in October 1946. when a lot of speculators lost their shirts. going ii]j with never even a slight relapse. As -)f no'.v :he general cornmodi'y prjoe index exactly seven per cent br.low the all-time peak of May. 1D20. whin the shipyard workers we-- wcaiiu» out the last of their Wo.-kl War i silk shirts. In June of 1D21, prices were on the old skideroo. The Bureau of Labor fitaiiilics dra,.vs no conclusions from this fact; doesn't even mention :L But the bureau's hard-pressed niL'.i can hope, can't they? If they Keep quiet about it? They said, in any event, that today it costs 41 per cent mole to eat than it did only a year ago: 21 per cent more to wear shoes: 35 per cent more to build a house; 20 per cent more to keep it warm and 19 per cent more to stay out of a nudist camp. - ' The figures, as compared with 192G — which the bureau chose as a good, normal year — are horrifying. I won't even mention 'em e- causc why should I give you the willies, too? That takes care of. the weekly figures. The daily report, which brings some of the data practically up to this moment, is more cheerful. Tomorrow may ruin the whole thing, but as of now the prices of barley, butter, cottonseed oil, to Memphis Sunday where j hogs, rubber, beef steers, and wheat played golf at the "Colonial i have dropped a few pennies. The Regular trips to the dentist will help prevent the development o! trench month, by keeping the teeth clean ana in good repair. Although the condition usually is only a surface infection, tissue invasion may occur and serious consequences result. » * *. QUESTION: My husband suffers severely from poison ivy. He is exposed in his work as a surveyor. What can he do? ANSWER: Go to his physician for injections to build up his resistance to poison ivy. Ago In Blytheville — Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Isaacs had is their guests for the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thorn and family and Mrs. Austin Clark of Memphis. Horace T. Culp, jonn Waterman, W. T. Barnett and R. N. Ware j went '- " •-' '--- —• they Country Club. Oscar Fcndler of Manila accompanied by Frunk Hyde of London, England who has l:een his guest for tlie Summer, left yesterday for Brookline, Mass., where they will attend Harvard University "or the coming year. IN HOLLYWOOD BARBS B¥ UAL COCIIRAIS You won't catch anybody dodging whcn eggs hit n new low. * * * A writer asks what scrawls on (lie trlc|ihniie pad meant. Probably that thr goii;l wife is en the other end of the phone. • * * The Illinois peach crop has hccn estimated at 2,300,000. Well. Mom will just have to put up with It! People who spend all their abo«t getting ahead n«d one! lime worrying | Have you noticed how the tiny kid sisler happiest whcn she Is all dolled up? By KRSKINF, JOHNSON NEA Staff Corre.siioiulriH HOLLYWOOD, Sspt. 20. iNEA> — You've never heard the BucKus Banter? Probably not. You vr pn/o- ably never even heard of Il.ickus— first name Jim. Jim Hackus s a radio c'mifdhtn who has appeared on has many as 15 radio programs a wci-r:, under the names of the characters ho creates lor specific show*. He's probably better known a.s Hubert Updykc. of the Alan young slvow. than he is as Jim Backus. Anyway, Jim has come up with a new parlor game Tor Hollywood. Here's a typical story, titli-d Travelogue or Inside Backus, in Backus Banter fashion: "Just before we were to set sail. my wife had a Prcminc«'r that something would happen, but I assured her that everything wnuld be all right. The ship's whistle pave three short Janet Hlairs ami we east oft for unknown walers. That night a storm beset ns. and, \\iiil? I weathered it. Virginia Van I'pprd twice. rill.Y SIGHT I>K II:\VII.-I,.\M) j I pave her a Seymour Nrben- /al tablet and she'was soon calm. The wind was to the Louis Hay- j ward, and sent us oil roinse some- : what to the south. The following morninp. the lookout stphtcd something ofT the starboard bow. ami the next tiling we knew the 1 lirst mate had llarpocd a Marx. Pros-' cntly we sailed into enchain in-;'. Turhan Bey and anchored tor tin* j ni^ht. "At dawn the next morning, the natives awoke us with cries of '/,\\- NiK-k. £a-Nii':k, and we tust o!T in our dinghies. I was brnuv:hl to HH V native chieftain who was wearing a Deanua Durbin. He placed a native conveyance at my disposal, a Deborah Kcrr. with which we wen! into the Interior, molested oi:-.y by British soldiers armed with Martha Vickers. At a native market, I saw a pocketbook that I wanted [or my v-'ifo. J:itl since the exchange was dowi. i iimchnsed it for three Hume Cr j-Siis. . "I v.v.u ;^<i the native sport, which is racing .•} .<ircy Totters and watched UIL- r..,f '.c women make sweaters from th-. I r>!.l of Laiiiiturncrs. Finally. I ri'f nifd to tlie ship. Imagine my ( .I chuiisse when I noted I hr.d ' ' my wallet. Sonic unfriendly nil-mid- imcit have slipped nif Mickey Kooney. "With his note, we slipped out of thr l.i :nn nf Turhan Bi-y, never more to >'!i]rn. The drowsy natives, were so; v hmnmin;; a native chant.! always be titled nisi Uantine. which means hand was •There !3acki rin will. tilKI NfA the Whii a r.^t will • VCVS! Maul nim Ever AI lene. Allin nii:;ii t>it:ht tcnu "B just wait In?" l.-Mi Ik age 1C! r for th McKBMNEY ON BRIDGE Lead 'From Fright' Helps Declarer Win By WILLIAM K. MVKENNKY America's Card Authorily Wrilten for NEA Service Are' you familiar with the expression. "He led from fright"? The bridge player who reaches in and gets a card because it is his turn to play will never be a good player. He should have a reason for every play he makes, though of course his reasoning may not correct. When today's played, the opening Bureau of Labor Statistics has got its fingers crossed. Unofficially, that is. No comment, otherwise. get on iished and Fa:.* would the third round. The question was, who held the rest of the spades, and the open- ! ing lend told declarer the story, West had started off with the jack of spudcs, and then played the seven and five. If West had held four spade.s originally, he would have had led the fourth best. Declarer there! ore reasoned that his correct play was to let the king of ciub.s hold tht trick. There was now no play that West could make that would endanger South's contract. Some players maoe the mis- lake of goins up with the ace of clubs and then trying the diamond finesse for the ninth trick. If West, had opened the five of spades instead or the jack, declarer would have had a problem. He might well reason that West held the spade suit, and that his proper play r.vas to win the second club trick and take the diamond linesse. Steel Oil Barrel Racks Any T. L. MA&iY IZ3 MISSOURI BT. re. ssz? i un on your hat.' " hi- way il goes, says i-asy to stuff yimr n.irs tollen. ISC-.IOC'KKYINO ladies arc getting Uicol juckeyiny act. Marsarct i may spin til? platter.s for d riliow . , , Kirk Dnuylas he rule of Hen in tlie Him ii "Look Homeward. An. MK;.S America uf I'.MG, Buferd. finally ;i«:ts her ;<k in '•Champagne for " I IIT one night. Cheryl .• K'K'er.s' daughter, her infatuation for actor ; and asked Rov if Ihcv te him for dinner some :-r-." snid Hoy,, "maybe nif-lit." iadriy." Cheryl waileti, "I two tcrth. Can't leader, who .;•* a.s a good sound player, selected a lead which gave declarer a correct reading on the han<l. A A 3 V 10953 • 86 # A 8 7 4 2 JM 75 , V Q fi 2 * Q 1074 I 3 ' * K Q N W E S Dealer A K 9 8 G 2 VJ84 * D 2 . * 1093 AQ 104 V AK7 * A K J 5 + JG5 Tournament—Neither vul. Soulh West North Kast 1 » Pass 2 * Pass 2 N. T. Pass 3 N. T. Pass Opening—A J 20 1 my whcn dcc i al . cr , )Ia> . ctl , ow f , on we I ciu:nmy on the ojKnine spade lead nc-w ones grow hack : Ea! . t i-oii with the king and rc- in 4-yoar-old Linda I i m ned a spade. Dummy won and Late Governor E;Q![liEIlSiT " HORIZONTAL 4 Apportion, as 1 Pictured gov- cards crnnr. the late r> Onager Waller S. S Flal f) Certain 11 Kxist 12 Auricles , 1-1 Hawaiian pepper Ifi Again 17 Musical note >;nlcd unts (ah.) C Chaos 7 Sketch' il Iron in Occurrence 11 Kivuncts 13 Sun gml Ifi English ( IB Wine vefscl 10 Number 4JMTIS • - E ' i j TAIT| E'lMfAJTIE IH]Sio!N D:E!A[U T _..... _ TTiAiRrr.Sl..JE ro CCfi[5T HOLLIS RE T A ERgfc '2\ Compass point ^ ^P mn | •• 'J'2 Properly ilem "' ,']J. t:; . ^:> Plate ' , , . AiTlP-Pi IN TlEIAiStElD EIP'DI i eis <-Scot.) 2<i Halt snc.'milinrnl 3 I Sly looks 33 Gcniis nf rnltlctishcs 3 I I .eve] AIM ... c AIR rs spnke up safely: Sweet Tntilh World War It, the aver- iean consumed moic than nds of sugar annually, com- '.vilh 2J pounds per capita world as a whole. South led a low club from dummy. which was a nice play. played ]ow. declarer played the jack and West's queen won. Another spade came hack and South had to win with the tiucDii. Then he led a small chib and West put on the fctnij, NO.V what should declarer do? If he wciil up with the ace, the club suit would not be cstab- 27 Accomplish 28 Hither 2!! Kdihlc Inber S2 Genus of Seese 36 Peer Gynt's nio'ilicr 37 First woman 38 Prevaricates 40 Preposition •12 Kan •13 Brazilian macaw 44 Meadows •1C Mr.tal -17Cnt 40 Michigan county 51 HP was of Wisconsin VERTICAL 3 Cultivated 2 Hawaiian bird 3 Individual. 26 Alder tree •10 Whirlwind. •!1 Cii'jiciy, -. 42 Mir: 1: •!•'• !',ul;;ariani rfin .. , IS Male child. •43 Dayhrciik (cmiil>. torni SO Negative

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