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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 24, 1947
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS JHB' BLYTHBVILLK COURIER oo, NEWS • «. W. HAim, PubUiher - JAKW L. nKHOBFT, Editor MUL'D. HTJilAM, AdvertUlnc Miuw«ei •ate Mattaaa AdNrtWnc Representatives: York. Chicago, Detroit. acept Sunday aa'aecond eUst matter at the JKWI- oOlee at BljtbcviUe, Arkaiuaa. under act nf Con- (rtxi^XMoter I. !•». * „* < : . ; Served by the United Prru 8DBSCRIPT10N RATES: By carrier to. U>» cny ol Blytheville or Rny suburwin town where carrier service Is maintained, ate per we**, or fee per month. By"«a«", wtthin ft nuliui of 40 miles, 14.00 per year, (340 tor six ffr* 1 "". 11.00 for three months; try Mil otritd* 60 mUe «one. 110.00 per year payable to advance. Meditation 'rain'the..bread of life.—J6hn G:4B. Edwin Markhun says that m:m needs direr thine* to We: bread, beauty, anil brotherhood. These three' thlac* '<•$ the physical man, lite part «f man that Is divine and the r.url ( nl' man that is only human. Indelible American Bucks ',' Argentina, Britain's chief supplier of meat, has stopped all export ol' canned meat there because the Hritiiih will no longer permit the South American country to convert its credits into dollars. Thus,-by a deft bit of strategy, the I,abor government has cased tlio dollar shortage by aggravating I.he- food shortage. Vr. Hungry Britons will probably find the new abundance of this crisp American lettuce no more tasty or nourishing than the Fort Knox gold Hint Mr. Bevin has been pining to give them. the solution, First of nil, Congress almost certainly would not reimposc them with an eleclioti coming tip. The general exhortation to eat less is riot voyy help fill. Many Americans oat too much and can and should cut down, lint far many more just began to approach an adequate diet during the war years. They probably arc Having In without urging under present price conditions. A better idea of what is wanted for Knropi', and when, would certainly help, if such information can be had. With it, government allocation of grain supplies 'which affect meal, poultry, egg and dairy supplies) might then re-move some of tho current uncertainty. Finally, Ihwc Is one rather pessimistic hope. No matter what is cau.sing the high food prices, they are hound lo come down when they get so high that I lit! majority of people can't pay them. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1947 In the Meantime,, Can't We Form d Bucket Brigade? Confusion Without Solution <5 Typical of the confusion over the rising cost of food were the findings of Senator Flanders' investigating committee in a one-day session at Providence, R. I. Everybody had an explanation or excuse, and the result resembled the'old story of the blind man descvilr ing/.ajji elephant.after a • limited exploration of the animal by sense of touch. » A miller said that farmers were making an "unconscionable profit," and that the government's farm price support program should be repealed. 'A market official told the commit- {ee that export buying of beef was at tfie"root of high meat costs. He explained that Britain, in June, had standing orders for' beef at §2 a hundredweight' higher than the local market. An;'AFL, representative charged wholesalers and manufacturers or producers with-chief responsibility. High corporate profits, not high wages, were the/cause of all-the trouble, a CIO of- He demanded a special se9Jsiqi£:of.' Congress to restore price corrtrolg'sind'rationing. .... A~ retaiilei- said some of his colleagues had reduced operating expenses 4 per cent and still were making less rtloriey on a greater volume of business. "That proves," he said, "that retailing is not the cause of high prices." This confusion is normal as well as typical, and almost everyone shares il. But- opinioned confusion cluttered up with preconceptions and extraneous theories won't help. Neither will hvs- teria. Neither will the intrusion of politics into an already unhappy mess. For there are a few factory amidst all the uncertainties which seem lo stand forth, .clearly, and which neeti to be accepted. Perhaps the surest thing is tlutt we tannpt stop or drastically curtail fucwl Exports to Europe, as some have suggested. American food is a political vreapon. If we withhold it Europeans will suffer and turn against us. Insecure governments friendly to the •United States, like those in Italy and France, would almost surely fall. They have becpine insecure with each cut in the bread ration. The sliutting off of American aid would finish them, and the Communists would undoubtedly move in and take over. Furthermore, too little export to Europe would harm our economy. For ', «xporta help to keep the domestic food i fnduatry 8°> n S at a steady pace. This i keepe employment high and maintains i>uyia( p<rw«T. J" 1 Rationing smd price controls aren't VIEWS OF OTHERS Let the People Know We hope President Truman Is getting lime 1'cr detached thinking, coming home from Kiiizll by sen ruther than air should freedom iroin the pressures of routine. It should help him shape decisive steps to meet the mount- ini; dollar crisis. It. so, this apparently leisurely trip could speed action in 1111 emergency. If so, we should expect to see. the President quickly drop an air of detachment which has seemed to deny Hint there Is an emergency. It "is widely agreed now in Washington Hint there will have to be n special session ol Con- l!n?:;s to provide stop-Bnp aid to Europe. The Marshall I'Um, according to the' present schedule, cannot become effective Inside of eight months. And reports from Europe tell us Hint certain countries will Inec collapse in less than that many weeks. Joseph Alsop, writing from Home to llu- New Yoik Herald Tribune, says that Italy lias only S4S.OOO.COO— enough lo Inst four weeks. Alter Hint her government will hnve no dollars with which to buy the wheat which sustains the bread ration or the coal which keeps factories running. In such event he foresees dire consc- Tlic whole economy will Inevitably collapse in a violent surge of inflation. And the ultimate absorption of Italy into the Soviet sphere will become nn almost absolute ccr- lalntj'. ' . ''•••' This prediction was made without reference to the strike of 1,000.000 agricultural -workers now rcpcii-U'd Iiom Italy, which further threatens the fcoil pr.silinn. This strike was called by Communist lenders, and the Communist Party In IInly is even threatening the use of "organized force." The situation may have gone beyond repair by mere dollars. But unless the United States wants to let Moscow "take over." unless it wants to see the whole effort to hold the anil-Communist line in Greece and Turkey by- pussed, some emergency steps are required. The situation appears less desperate tn iT.incr and Britain, but even tncrc the whole course of events can depend on what action the United States takes before winter. And II there is no action there will have to be vigorous leadership—and that right soon. The fact Is that the Administration has been either negligently tardy or woefully timid. It is true that the inlormation and plans a "iircial session would require can harnly be pre- pnrod before November. Dill Congress is not the only place whore preparation is required, public opinion needs briefing on the situation. And Ihnt ought lo start well before Congress meets. We .'hould not have another sudden proposal like that for aid lo Greece. We should not have the Administration acting as if there would 'be no necessity for a special session. We should have leadership alert to the dangers and taking the people into its confidence. U required months for the American people to recognize the necessity for wartime Lcml- And then they could almost see the march of armies and hear the crash of bombs. Today, something like Lcnd-Lcase Is required it the United States wishes to support democracy in Europe. Without the drama of war more imagination will be needed to understand • and to act. For that leadership is imperative. It should come from the President first—nml then from any Republicans who aspire to be mare than party chieftains. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Qthman's Auto-Making Reform Fails to Impress Manufacturers Tli. DOCTOR SAYS Written for NEA Service Many people work so hard to Improve their social condition that 'hey fail to enjoy (heir existence. Tills causes stress and strain and may be one or the factors responsible for the Increase In nervous diseases. Jurgen Buesch, M. D., and Karl M. Cowman, M. D., according to the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, believe that in achieving betterment pf Income, position, power andlor property, a permanent, adjustment to new group becomes necessary. The average person who betters himself feels lone] yand at, a loss to know what to do in his new position, as old techniques no longer apply. Ulcers of the duodenum and stomach, and disturbances of the thyroid gland are more common in those, who try to climb socially and to strain for a better position. + BV FREDERICK C. OTHMAN (United Tress Staff Coi-rrspondenl) WASHINGTON, Sept. 24. (UP) — I must announce sorrowfully today the collapse of my International campaign for a square-shaped au"• I tomobile in which a fellow can see where he Is going. Everybody seemed to agree that such a motor car. with a crank In front, fenders designed solely _ (o the mud from splashing, and flat windows for looking-ont purposes, was a good idea. Everybody, that is, except the folks who- count—the auto makers. They've got tear-drops on the brain. My spies report that the 194H models are longer, slinkier, and sleeker than a new fall dress. And probably hard to gc-t into. One manufacturer announces that for the first time in automotive history he is producing an auto in whicn you step down—not up—to enter. I am no v:casel; just a 185-|X>uncl voice in the chromium-plated wilderness. All 1 want, is a oar without so much snout turning corners before I, the driver, do; with a seat in which I ran sit up straight; a hood I can open without a helper, and Reshuffling of Ownership of Nations Railroads Looms With Filing of Requests for Consolidation WY I'KTEIt EDSON NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Sept, 24. lNEA>-- Application of Chesapeake & Ohio Railway's cocky Chairman Robert R. Young and its President Robert 1. (Bowman lo sit on the New York Central's board of directors may be :nerely the opening round of a long fight to determine who will control U. S. railroad policy and what that policy Is going to be. Involved also is the future of a long range Inter- -.tnle Commerce Commission plan to ncrge eastern railroads into four unjor systems built around Balti- nore and Ohio, Now York Central, Pennsylvania And the ChesdpeiX4 ind Ohio-Nickel Plate. • •'/', •In the transportation Act of 1920, this consolidation of U. S. railroads into a limited number of competing systems was declared national TOlicy. In 1932 ICC came up with t'-s 3lg plan. In the depression-years, however, the railroads were.-all rfo broke they couldn't even buy each Dtlier. So in the revised Transportation Act of 1S40 the idea ol a government merger plan was eliminated and it was left to the railroads to do ihuir own merging. 'A fe.v switches have been thrown to connect some of he weaker roads with the main lines, as the ICC had originally planned. Pennsylvania now controls Norfolk & Western 'and Wnbash. C. A; O merged Pete Maiqnette. D & O took over a cou- C A New O's buying 400,000 shares of York. Central for $7.5 million. Young now has no plan to submit to the ICC on merger of the two This represents a six per cent In- ' roads. If he is authorized to sit as a lercst in NYC, and is the largest sin- .director of NYC. however, he may e holding. I be counted on to move in and try This big C & O holding entitled to take over control of the big roadi Thus far, the only OJXHI railroad opposition to Young's merger plan las come from the Virginian. This is a-& O and N nlbnnctr.'nnicnt this road to a couple of seats on the NYC board of directors. Young and Bowman were invited in. But the TCC lias a policy that it will permit railroads to have interlocking directors only if it can be shown that the roads involved Should eventually be part of the same.' system. ''Therefore, if Young and Bowman tire permitted to become NYC directors, it will mean 'that the ICC approving eventual merger of NYC. That would mean of the four-system for a new three-system plan in the cast. It is Robert Young's contention t nat the 1932 consolidation plan c led because of its own inherent weaknesses. Particularly, it was tfcnnd that the C & O-Pere Mar- «4»ette-Nickel Plate combination couldn't compete with NYC and Pennsylvania systems. TTOUNG HAS NO MERGER PLAN 'Young now contends that C & O and NYC are supplementary road;;. C «t O is primarily a coal road, originating much tonnage that can Iced into NYC territory. Furthermore, he says that the merged C & O—NYC would be approximately pic. Bui. by nnd large, consolidation i equal in trackage, tonnage and em- was sidetracked during the war. ' ployes with the Pennsylvania-Walt was revived earlier this year by :bash-N it W system. principally a coal road feeding into NTorfolk. Va. in the 1932 ICC consolidation plan, Virginian was suppos- d to go in with New York Central. But it is now more closely tied with Pennsylvania interests. Koppers company of Pittsburgh, a Mellon, holding, owns two-thirds of the ^Virginian'.corporation, stock. And Richard Melton is a director of Pennsylvania railroad. HIS NEEDIJXG IS HEALTHFUL With the New York Central under Young's control, he would be in a move against the Amer- can Association of Railroads, from which he recently withdrew to stait a rival organization. AAR is where U. S. railroad policy is made. Young is openly despised by all other railroad executives. The feeling | seems to be mutual. Young is constantly attacking the managements of other roads in full-page newspaper ads. His opponents pxill no punches in answering him back. Whether he wins or loses in his coming fights, his influence is all to the good in that it offers healthful stimulus for the improvement and growth of ou\r war- weary and depression-rim-down railroads. Foreign-born and second-generation Americans arc said to have an unusually high Incidence of ulcer and thyroid problems. The implication is that cultural changes and conflicts with different ideas is the source of the nervousness which backgrounds their illnesses. Whenever one is blocked from doing something he would like lo do, he becomes angry and tense, as his body is prepared for either fight or flight.-The appearance of an angry individual shows marked changes, and it is necessary for them to "blow off steam," through work or play, to obtain relief. Those are poorly adjusted, and cannot get rid of their feelings in this way, continue to harbor them with the result that illness develops. PATrENTS ARE PEOPLE Patients are people, people have problems, problems leaa to anxiety, and anxiety can lead to symptoms ,which can mimic or produce the signs and symptoms of organic- diseases. Over half the patients who consult physicians do so directly or Indirectly because of emotional conflicts. i All painful experiences are real. I There Isn't such a thing as imaginary pain, although the cause of the pain may vary and the treatment may be different in each case. Little can be accomplished by telling emotionally disturbed persons to "snap out of it." QUESTION: I am a teen-ager with a bad complexion. I do not eat sweets. Do you thing the acid in my blootl could cause this, and should I stop eating tomatoes? ANSWER. Various diets have been tried for acne, but a well- balanced diet, containing, fruits and vegetables, is the usual .recommendation. Tomatoes do not cause a bad complexion, although chocolate may. wheels I can jack up when they go llal, ,1 mean without going flat on my back, myself. Since I first jotted down this reasonable request. I have been engaged in what you might call a tremendous correspondence with people who are wondering when they can get delivery on the Olhman square-front eight. With the radiator cap out in the open to make it easy when she needs a drink. One friend in Indianapolis, now- driving a 1920 model Cole Aero six sedan, says he'll trade his beauty in on no other. A New Jersey clie:;i, reports that his 1927 Pic-ice-Arrow touring car makes him monarch of the road; he sits higher than anybody else and sees further. In San Francisco, reports its owner, travels a 1918 Oakland chummy roadster. When it stops he gets it going again with a hair-pin or a hammer, depending on what is busted or bent. My plea lately has been picked tip and re-printed in Europe and South America. Prom Geneva I have received my only ray of hope. The Swiss distributor for a Birmingham (England, not Alabama) auto maker sent along the sales literature for the saloon {British fov Sedan) model. It's almost as square as the car of my dreams and in the picture the crank in front plainly i.s •isible. Only trouble with this motor car the no-streamlined price: $4,00a delivered in the U. S. A. Otherwise, friends of the Othman eight, the news isn't good. Fenders in J.he Detroit niodeb; are merging into bodies until you can't tell which is which. Wheels are growing small, and tires fatter, to bring the ground closer. Bodies are getting so wide I wouldn't be surprise if nt least en new five-passenger sedan carries 'em all on one .seat, abreast. You think that is exaggeration'? ••••*•••*• •••••••••»• <* *••***»••• tf •••••»••• 9. •••••»•*••••••• IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON i 'Romantic Rumbolia, Seat of the NKA Staff Corrcspomlcnt | Rhumha,' has b«n changed in HOIA.YWOOD, Sept. 24. (NEA)i ''••asstc, Move OvfT.' " — Here, where everything Is gi- 1 : The company wns formed by Bnntic. stupendous, super-colossal. Leviiison and Dave Flexer. a epic nnct titnnltc, they choked on ' Memphis, Term., theater-chain BARBS BY HAL It's a g ood i dca to have sonic tli I n g besides yourself laid up tor n rainy day. * * * A resident of a Michigan (own reporUd r.trtio programs comlnp in from his stove. snmc programs sound like blazes. A cynic is n man who became ill on the first day of his vacation and his doctor told him, to :>"en<l two weeks in bed. Snoring, says a. psychologist. Is a saxophonte type of noise. And sometimes aaxophontng- Is .» snoring type of noise, ' "Firm Hires Local Orchestra for Radio Broadcasts"—headline;, it plays to advertise I their morning caviar not long ago, to read: "Impossible Pictures to film car- loon series." "It's impossible," said Hollywood. Hut is wasn't impossible. There is an Impossible Pictures, Inc., in Hollywood, proving that anything is possible in movlctown. The new company lias a tnule- inark—a £uckoo rampunU springing from a snn dial "to defy the world." It has a cable address, "C'abloadres," which Is cablese for cable address. It has a motto, "If it's a good picture U's Impossible." And it hns a president. Leonard Levinson, n former radio and film writer, who says he picked the name Impossible Pictures, Inc., after Hollywood's cartoon makers and studio heads declared his ideas were impossible. AM. MUST BE HIS Fred Allen was quick to congratulate his old friend Leonard on formation of the company. Allen wired: "I am glad to Ic.lm that you ar« now president ot Impnssible Pictures, Inc. So many pictures I have scrn recently have, been impossible that 1 know you must be producing practically ari of th« product coming from Hollywood at this Umc." Levinson was quick to capitali7e on the title with such waggish publicity releases as ( the Howard Hughes Investigation): "Impossible Pictures takes this means ot Inviting you lo its first party. Starlets will pour champagne and there wUl be a sumptuous buffet, continuous entertainment with top orchestra*, prizes and—oops—Senator Brewster just walked into the office. Socrj-, the whole thing is off." Another release re»d: "Nothing new happened today." Anfl another: "The title of our ftrst cartoon, owner, to produce n series of comic travelogues in color set in imaginary countries. The tirst, now in production, is "Romantic Rum- xrtin." NEW CARTOON TECHNIQUE Snys LevinsOn: "We're going to introduce a new technique to the cartoon field, that everyone in Hollywood says Ls Tmposslble. So far cartoons have been confined to one plot formula—slapstick chases by cute animals." But that w»vS as far as Leonard would po about his "new technique,** He has bern around •Hollywood for nearly 15 yea rs and he does not trust anyone. Just to get in the mood foi further impossible adventures Impossible Pictures, Inc., Levinson went lo Minneapolis and St. Paul recently to help his partner open a new theater. Levinson decided V to revive the bis tournaments in Uri e on st lave more entrants now from the 'aclflc coast. Many of easterners are planning to go out to Coronado, Calif. lt lo participate in he All-Western*Championships in November. Murray Portugal of t " o /5 Years Ago In Blythevilie— Billy Williams three year old sou of Mr. and Mrs. .Marion Williams entertained 18 of his little friends .vitli a birthday party on the 22 of ;his month. There were games ftn d :ontest,s played out of doors in which Jean Williams carried the most beans on a knife, Phillip Reed ind Harry 'Fa IT tied for imitating a iion. Billy L/ouisR Gaines received a prize for pinning the tail on thfi leprmiH and ! J3etty Frances Wooden was presented a prize for bit- l£ the apple on a string. As favors the boys were given ammfirs and balloons and the girls oils and balloo:is. j Miss Mary Mcllaney and Miss ;iadys Hnrdm will give a bridge arty Saturday afternoon complimenting Mts. Bancroft Terry, th^ cnner Miss Mary Honey. The parly vill be held at the Hardin home. Portugal , A K 87 3 2 ' Elis A64 V A 10 9 8 3 • A 10 7 *K102 Tournament—Both vul. South West North East 1» 1N.T. Double Pass Opening—* 3 24 I*os Angeles was with us this yea at the national championship tournament and Ilnlshea second in the men's pair event with Morne Elis of New Yorfc. There 4s an Important poinl But one motor maker about to go into production advertises that his front seat is roomy enough for four big men. •My correspondents and I, no doubt, make up an old-fashioned minority. (I must admit that on one trip this Summer I did wish for a liner duster and goggles like Barney Oldfield's.) II may be that there aren't enough of us to make production of the Othman Eight worth- white. The auto manufacturers must know what they're doing because I've heard not one peep from them. And maybe it doesn't matter, any- low, because if I don't get delivery >retty soon on one of those new spinal curvature jobs I'll have to trade my old heap in on a horse. outh American natives along the Orinoco river eat dried mud balls their i-onp. the four of diamonds, dummj >layed the queen, South won cashed the ace of, hearts, then lee he ten of clubs. As a result Portugal and Ellis had a plus score of 1100 points on this hand. : Wanted to Buy : • Highest Prices • : Taid for Used ; I Tractors and I I Equipment ! : Russell Phillips: ; Tractor Co. J I So. Highway 01 Phone 2171J Presidential Helper old publicity Btunt of giving away • today's hand, in which Portugal dollar bills for a dime. In Mlnne- licld the North cards. Most expert ai»lls. the riot was reminiscent | players treat all doubles of no of a wartime clgarct rush. He trump as business. When West distributed 50 dollar bilk in nine ! overcalled Bis' heart bid with one and a half minutes on a busy | no trump. Portugal felt that his v/.nneapolls street corner. But it side could not make a game. West i took him 15 minutes before any- | undoubtedly had nt least three one would take him seriously. ' spades, and if Ells had a spade St. Paulites were more alive to | suit, he would have bid It Instead their 'opportunities. He got rid of. o f heart*. Also. Portugal, holding 50 dollar bills there In exactly a singleton heart, did not want his eight minutes. partner to rebid hearts. Therefore, by doubling, he said. "Partner, if you have n sound opening bid, I do not believe that the opponent's make one no trump. The play of the hand proved that he was right. Declarer iron the first trlclc with the J»ck of spades and led the four of hearts. Portugal won with the king and played the five of clubs, which South won with the king. A sp«de was returned, Wut played the nine, North won with the king, then knocked out the ON BRIDGE Double At One No Trump By WILLIAM E. McKENNET Written for NIA Ecniea With the east and west coasts Jtist an over-night hop ap*rt, the »ee of spades. Declarer now played HORIZONTAL 1,5 Pictured White House assistant press secretary 10 Trap 11 Makes fresh 13 Rested 14 Hero of Iliad 1G Consume 18 Landed 20 Darling 21 Nimbus 22 Orifices 24 Cut ?5 Move furtively 2fi Goes up 27 Sun god 28 Man's '•'£• nickname 2D Unspoken .12 Surmounted 3G Unaccompanied 37 Harden / 38 Warble '• :39Pitfall 43 Became larger 44 Cognizance 45 He assists President . 47 Very cold 48 Sea nymph 50 Corrupt 52 Hang 53 Male de«r i VERTICAL ] I Whole !. 2 Bachelor of ( Arts (ab.) 3 Age 4 Require 5 Extent 6 Time measure 7 Abstract being 8 Anent 9 Takes oath 10 Drawing room 12 Ointment ,„ ^ 13 Enervates 30foreign_ 15 Compass point 31 Head 17 Pedal digits 33 While 19 Ripping 3-1 Upright 21 Saluting 35 Moist .23 Fish 39 Stumble 24 Box 40 Impolite 41 Forenoon (ab.) 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