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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 20, 1947
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PAGE FOU* BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER XEWg MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 194T THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER. NEWS THE COURIER {4EW8 CO. B. W. HAINES, Publisher • JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor J-AUL D. HUMAN. Advertiittig Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtUnU, MemphU. Published Every Afternoon 1 Except Sunday Entered M second class matter at the post- oflie* it Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October ». 1917. ^ ^_ i Served by the United Pres* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By .carrier In tbe city oJ Blytheville or «ny suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles. $4.00 per year, $200 for six months. $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditation But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jetut, "And who Is my brother?"—Luke 10:20. • • • Our brother Is doubtless anyone whom we ean help In any way, t Takes. Time Soon after Commissioner Wallander ordered New York police to treat suspects with, courtesy and consideration, two reputable citizens complained about being dragged from their automobiles and beaten. Mayor O'Dwyer was much disturbed. As an ex-policeman himself, the mayor • must know that many cops think they are showing restraint when they beat up suspects with Ihe fist instead of with a nightstick. It may take time to convince some that they aren't supposed to beat up the citizenry at all. tiken as a token, a reminder, a symbol of sacrifice, jt can help all of us to remember the great need of starving millions, and to save grain. We might even save grain direct, in the form of dry bread now thrown away. Before the war we might have been kidded into thinking such an abstention program will bring direct saving. But during the war we discovered too many flaws in tlie propaganda drilled into UK. Now we're all from Missouri —we've got to be shown. All, that in, but Mr, Truman. He has been misled, either about how such a program works, or else into trying to kid s public that will do much more if it is given the truth. All From Missouri Maybe Agriculture Secretary Anderson was not too tactful when he publicly described the program of meatless, poultry-less, egg-less days as ot "little importance" except as "symbols of sacrifice." t Maybe President Truman and Chairman Luckman of the President's food committee were forced by circumstances to slap Mr, Anderson down, by inference, and dispute liis statement. But, of course, Secretary Anderson is right. The President and Mr. Luckman are wrong. The clays-of-abstcntion program is absolutely nothing more than what the Agriculture Scctrctary called it, "a reminder." Tile program's objective is not to save eggs, poultry and meat because these are scarce. It is not to induce a buyers' slowdown, to bring prices of those foodstuffs within reach of (he iamily purse. If it were ither of these, the program might be considered as a mechanism in itself rather than a mere token. , But what is sought is to save, by this and other means, 100,000,000 bushels of grain, mostly wheat, to be added to the 470,000,000 bushels already allocated to relief of Kuropaan hunger. That objective is most worthy. \Ve are all for it. \Ve even are for the days- of-abstention program, and urge evevy- • body to co-opetate with it. But we support the program with our eyes wide open. We're not being kidded, and we're not trying to kid anybody else. The production of meat animals, poultry and eggs is a continuous, long- range industry. Ranchers and farmers are not likely to stop feeding grain and kill off their herds and flocks just be'. cause part of the public, in a spirit of good will, abstains from meat and from poultry and eggs on specific days. Probably this would be true in any case. It surely i s true now that the store prices of meat, pou i try and cpgs hRV(j soared so high that only an unimportant few of the most prosperous housewives can afford to serve such luxuries every day. Most families already get by on cereal for breakfast more than one day a week; they'll just make Tbur.sdaV one of those days. Most f Rnl il ics (lo nol VIEWS OF OTHERS Courts Would Pass on State Claims It li ,wrong for claims to be pressed against the state, often by members of the Legislature, before a, group of top state officials, the Board of Fiscal Control, which serves In this matter as a kind of supreme court. Everybody knows the unfortunate results. Flimsy cases are brought before the board, and too frequently awards are granted. Ancient claims come up again and again, somctii.v.3 finally being approved. It totals a considerable gouge o( the taxpayers, who fool the bills. Tills unsavory business Is operated In a political atmosphere, scmi-privately, wilh nobody representing the people. The Attorney General, who represents thi people In other matters, U In this unsound and. Illogical arrangment, a member of the hoard. Uniformly critical and just decisions lire not to be expected from such a scl-up. For you have state officials passing on claims which are urged by legislators who can influence the appropriations for the officials' department. Say that the claim is doubtful. The legislator is there, trip people are far oil. Is it strange that many doubtful claims are approved? A way to handle such claims, one Hint looks much better, is proposed by the Arkansas Judicial council, which consists of circuit and chancery judges. The Council would turn these claims over to Uie courts, and it will work with the State Bar Association to clrnll a .suitable bill for the next legislative session to consider. An apparent difficulty is n provision in the .stale constllulioii which says Ihe stale "shall never be miide defendant In any of her courts." But also pointed out to the council meeting, by Wilson W. Sharp, president of the Bar Association, Is another constitutional provision which declares that the legislAlure shall "provide for the payment of nil just and legal debts ol the atnle." And tilt bill, to be patterned after a federal law dealing with claims against the linlied Slates, would designate circuit Judges as commissioners to pass on these cases. Botli the slate and the claimant would be represented by council. That looks like the right Approach. The legal technicalities of such a change are for legal minds to unravel. But surely there is a means of clearing up the present mess, and protecting Ihe state—which means the people. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. A. 1 i mi .-•«•• \.,i »i | U a I, ^ ye that Thursday-accept for the coming holidays—isn't poultry day. M osl families are driven to at least two meatless days a week to save money; one traditionally j s Friday, and they'll just make Tuesdayvanother. . H is entirely possible to li ve up tn the letter and spirit of the abstention program without affecting family con . sumption of meat, poultry and eggs in tlft least, and without saving one tiny grain of wheat. There can and should be savings. K th» d»ys-of.abstcntion program is BARBS •5 HAL COCHKAN The next think we know they'll exp«ct the gals to wear the old-fashioned high laced shoes. And their shins will find them out. * * • The vendlmr machine* will he glad (o know that Ihe novernmenl plant to retire the steel- linc wartime pennies. • + * In football, the bigger you are Ihe harder they fall. • • » Didn't somebody overlook a brt'U'hcre's b«n INI increase in the pclo* of animal crackers. t » » Mother Is REALLY going to have a time wilh Junic* W h« finds out that Ihe American people are .Ttipposcd to eat le«s. Today's'Best Juggling Act Agri Department Experts Recommend Bill For Full Farm Employment and Prosperity SO THEY SAY Farmer of Fifth Avenue Pegs Uncle Sam as Housing Villain BY PETER EDSOX NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Oct. 20. (NEA) — teiim of Department of Agricul- ire experts has handed the Sen- le and House Committees on Ag- culture n bumper crop of recom- londutlons for what might be call- ; cl a guaranteed full employment ncl guaranteed prosperity bill for armors. How ninny billions of dol- it would cost the taxpayers, obody yet knows. lit of. a broad study on farm policy The recommendations are the re- s' sonic 200'agricultural economists ho began their work during the bushel of laws would be necessary, all wrapped up In one omnibus bill. It would conserve America's productive acreage, safeguard its water supply, protect it.s forests, raise the standard of rural living to city levels, give the farmers guaranteed markets for ftll they could grow, give other government aids through research and education, provide price supports,-recalculate the parity Jorimila to the farmer's advantage, and, In general, result In a completely planned and controlled agricultural economy. Many of these proposals are not- new. They were conceived and first urulcv Secretary Claude Wick- j put into practice after the major rd. It took three days for the lean- o present tlie program to the c'on- ressional cormnlllecs, silling in oint session. During the coming 'digress, their job will be to write new long-range farm policy huv. o take effect on Jan. 1. 19-19. when resent wartime price supports cx- irc. Main idea of the new policy, as tit lined'by Secretary Clinton" Anerson, is to organize the national conomy for "sustained abundance. 1 ' The secretary insists that makinj farmer prosperous aV the ex- wnsc of everyone else is not the dea. Serving the general welfare— roviding everyone with an ade- imte diet in hard times as well as ood—is said to be the primary ob- cctive. In return for that, gua'r- ntces are asked that farmers be iven fair prices and an income qnal to that received by city worK- rs. BUSHEL OF AWS NECESSARY To assure that this general wel- farm depression of the 1930's. Otn- ers were wartime controls, put in effect to get production of most- needed crops. A permanent research program is called for, aimed, primarily, at reducing production costs, and, sec- ondnrily, at improving methods of marketing and distribution. An organised effort to raise rural standards of living is proposed. A first step is to raise tlie income ol roughly half of the six million farm units that produce less than S700 crops a year. How much the government is responsible for raising these standards is debatable, The argument in its favor is that if the country is lo have an abundance of farm products, every farm unit must be made to produce its share. The problem is one of national interest. SHOULDN'T FARMERS PAY FOR SOIL UPKEEP? But the same question arises on land conservation. Why should the government make payments to save are may be made permanent, a. j the soil? The manufacturers must pay for upkeep of his factory and machinery. It follows that the farmer should be made to take care of his "factory." The answer given is that is in the national interest, to provide sufficient food M, low cost. One means of doing this is Ihroltgh a Judicious use of conservation assistance. Even more controversial i* the matter of price supports. Should the government guarantee the farmer a fair price under all conditions of boom or bust? In tackling this, the expert* recommend that a. floor be put under food consumption. Agriculture should be geared \ to produce all the people need, nol Just what they can afford to buy. While this guaranteed demand would provide the m»in price support, additional stability if recommended through » system &f ilexibie price supports that would permit adjusting farm production to chang- inj demands. Thin would be further backed by a program of acreage allotments and marketing quota controls to 1 meet emergencies. To maintain consumption at high levels in times of depression, it is recommended that the school lunch program be expanded and that the food stamp plan tie rtin- stituted U> provide an adequate diet for low-income families. Finally, it u recommended that tlie parity formula, be revised so that the costs ol farm labor, ne* 1 machinery, autos, electricity av.d other modern conveniences be included in tin index of things ihe farmer buys. The effect would be to raise the calculated parity price of things the farmer sells. It would be the consumer who would pay. THI DOCTOR SAYS BT WILLIAM A. O'BRIKN, M. D. Written for NXA Bet-rice A virus Is tne promote cause of i special form of pneumonia which >egins a> a heavy cold. The disease IM been reported in all parts of h« United States, and may occur n any season. Virui pneumonia usually starts tith cough, fever, headache, aching pains ind chilliness. A dry cough comes in spells which are so severe that muscles of the chest and abdomen become so sore sedatives are. required lor relief. A hard cough continues throughout the entire Illness, and may persist for some time afterward. As a rule, the average patient with virus pneumonia does not appear ill, and physical examination of the chest reveals nothing abnormal. The disease Is detected by Xray chest examination, which ahows patchM of Infection throughout aoth lungs. The disease may be severe, disabling aijd run a long course, but complications are uncommon and the outlook is usually good in all forms. Patients may expectorate a small quantity of sputum during part of their illness. If the sputum is examined under the microscope, none of the ordinary pneumonia germs are found. This fact is the basis for the belief that a virus is responsible. The incubation period ol virus pneumonia is unknown. Infection is more common in adolescents and young adults, although older persons also acquire the disease. Investigations reveal that many kinds ot viruses are responsible lor virus pneumonia. Many are new diseases in this country, resulting from mingling with people from other lands where these infections are present. REST, FOOD HELPFUL Patients with virus pneumonia should stay in bed during the fever period, if they (eel indisposed. The diet should be well-balanced and high in calories. Although penicillin and the sulfa drugs are not of value in virus infections, they may be given In the beginning, because ol the possibility thai the patient is suffcritig from the iwual pneumonia infection, in which these drugs are of value. Codeine can be given as a sedative, for cough and steam inhalations help to bring relief. Drugs, to check spasm in the bronchial tubes, also make the patients, with virus pneumonia more comfortable. QUESTION: Can arthritis cause sterility in a woman? ANSWER: There are many cau- ps lor sterility. You and your hus- iand should consult your physician or an examination. •IN HOLLYWOOD Sometimes I think that more, progress it made by making haste slowly than by trying to do something spectacular.—Cyrus 8. Chlng. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. » • * Exports in the final analysis ran be pairt lor Only by actual goods, not loans, foreign exchange tinkering or continuous gilts.—Henri 6tak|old, president. Block International Corp. • • • This is no tlmt t" stack arms and go lo sleep. —Gen. A. A. Vandegriil. commandant, u. S M. C. • • • All over the country people are setttna tired ol being kept away from their work by massed picket lines, usually staffed by outsiders. They want something really strong done about It.— Rep. F. A. Hartley tRi of New Jersey ' 3 * » » Russia can never accept the u. s. atomic plan because It embodies the erroneous assumption that national sovereignty and independence huve been reduced to naught by the atomic age. —Andrei Gromyko, soviet delegate to the UN. BV ER5KINE JOHNSON' NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—Exclusively Yours: Thai feud between Linda Darnell and Director otto Prem- Ingcr during filmulg of "Forever Amber" must have been a dilly. They're still not speaking, and Linda is telling friends she'll never work lor him again. l,h:dn lias Hollywood's support in the on-and-olt stage battle. . . . It's disheartening to h«ar all the praises for Al Jolson's new air-show with nary a ! mention of Larry Parks. Without Parks' performance. I siili say Joi- scm would be the world's greatest EX-entertalner. Hollywood is screaming for a break in the newspapers, so what, happens? The Motion Picture Association has stopjx'd accrediting Hollywood news correspondents. A new list of "active press contacts" will be shuffled and reshuffled by the Association and the studios. The story behind it. is petty economy—rating down preview and party lists. But even if a correspondent writes for a newspaper with a circulation of 300. I think he deserves first-class treatment. Hut he vt be polling u in the future. POftT.MiLK. THAT IS I just belatedly heard about the nation's No. 1 World Series fan. He was an extra on Ingrid Bergman's -Joan" set, playiiiK a soldier \>iili a hish steel helmet. Inside the helmrt he had cached a radio. And that's on the level. Jusl atimil everyone In Hollywood was sotry t n i, c:lr that p a ' r . amount diiin'l pirk up Sonny THfl«' opinion, t ihlnk Nonny should jo i,,t 0 a | n id(lle wilh himself .inrt straighten himself oul. When r.ipablp, he's one of screen's bcM pcrloimtrs. (he tne I' you'd like lo re-read about the Johnsrm-F. Sinatra fucd. it's in November issue of Photoplay Masazinr. 'I may pet slugged yet.') And thur.ks. R.idio Mirror and Es» o.uue Masaiine, Jor all those nice things you've been saying. * • * Doris Day. whose real .name 1* Kapplehoff (1). had her monicker changed by a b.ind lender when he heard her sing "Day by Day.'' * • * Someone dug up a 1928 copy of the. song, "1! I Had You." which Dan Dalley sings as the theme song of "The Flaming Age." and noted the title sheet featured the i testimonial: Prince of Wales' Favorite Fox-Trot." The prophetic final lines of the song read: I could be king:, dear, uncrowned, humble or jnxir. rich or renowned, Ihrre is nothing 1 couldn't do. if I had you." MONSIEUR REX Rex Harrison will do his own French dubbing for "The Foxes of Harrow." . . . Fox will leave it up to preview audiences whether Vic Mature lives or dies in the final fadeout of "The Ballad ol Furnace Creek." They're shooting it both ways. * « • In the public mind, Hollywood is a lilt'.e cluster of tilm stars' homes and studios built around the Brown Derby. Or so it, seems. At 8 p.' m. Ihe other night, a long-distance call came through to the Derby from Chicago. Confidently, the male voice asked to speak to Lana Turner. The caller could scarcely believe that Lana didn't happen to be present. "She Jnst stepped out for a moment," Mid Bob Cobb. The scnNillmiM fare Cara- nangh Trio were lold by a famous hand leader that fhcir style of warbling wouldn't click, .lust for the record, the Trio's IQU earnings will top RAld band leader's by more than $*fl.OOO. * • » Vcra-Ellen Is about to debut In a fantastic new wardrobe in hopes o! getting a glamor girl rep. Well, maybe. McKENNEY OH BRIDGE N. T. Tactics: Let The Defense Err BV WILLIAM E. McKCNNF.Y America'! Card Authority WriUMi Iff NVA SerrU* Do you like to play no trumps? Many players Mem to prefer to plai suit contracts, so that they can trump the opponents' high c«rds At a no trump contract 11 sometimes pays to let the opponents plaj the hand for you, as Howard Schenken of Mew York did with today's hand. The outstanding players of tin country today probably still would rot* 8ehfnken the freatett rubber brid.g« play«r li» the Unite* Wales I have always enjoyed watching him 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — BV FREDERICK C. OTHMAN (United Pre«« Staff C«rre»ponden«) WASHINGTON, Oct. 20. (UP) — Ralph Waldo Gwinn. the Fifth Avenue farmer (he's also a Congressman), came up today with a new villain in the hlgh-cost-ol-houslng crisis: Mrs. Whiskers. The gray-haired and bushy-brow- ed Rep. Gwinn. who practices law on New York's Fifth Avenue, plows his acres at rural Bronxville mid, Is author of a book called "Fro-jr.. Fifth Avenue to Farm." found hhM self appointed chairman of a lab* or subcommittee to look Into cosily monkcybiisiness In the house-building trades, The evidence, on Ihe face, of It, was horrid: union bricklayers laying 500 bricks a day iastead of a normal 1,000. Building codes forcing contractors to put skyscraper foundations under live-room bungalows. Bath tub manufacturers making folks buy from local plumbers at full list price, whether they ordered one tub or a hundred. Hundreds of items like that, all helping to bring the cost of a »5,000 house to S10.000. The more Hep. Gwinn thought about this, the more certain he became that the government, itself, wa* responsible for n<Hions of homeless Americans. This theory Is as new as it Is startling and I think I'd better tell you how the fifth Avenue farmer spread it on the record. He sneaked up on Raymond M. Foley, the Federal Housing Administrator. The precise-talking Foley. who casually uses words like "reactivale" and "funnelize" when he's talking to Congressmen, brought along a 25-page statement when Rep, Gwiiiy asked him to testify. Foley ne-.jV got to read it. He estimated, after considerable fumbling, that the federal government either finances or guarantees payment on the loans of about half the houses being built today. When Foley said that, Gwinn pounced. "So the end result is that we have the government maintaining these evils in the building trades by financing them." he said. "The government itself is increasing the inflationary process." "I can't agree," began Foley. "I " "It looks to me like private industry is pretty well out of bnsi, ness." Rep. Gwinn insisted. "And we haven't the wit to recognise thac the government is now our house builder and is paying for these evils." "Oh no," Foley tried again., "And maybe we are going to find that the federal government, itself, is the worst restrictive element of all in the housing shortage. 1 ' tha Congressman continued. "The government pays the price of all the other restrictive practices. It pays the bills and hands them on to the taxpayers." "Yes." said Foley, "but " "Let me finish, my dear sir," Rep. Gwinn said. "We Americans have more money today than ever before in history. We don't need government credit to build houses. But wa get it and that makes the government responsible for whether a building loan is well spent." "The banker is responsible," cried Miss Maureen Branson student at Galloway College. Searcy, Ark., has been elected president of the Senior Class. Mitt Branson U also member of Gallowegian staff. Mis.i Margaret Milner has gone to Pine Bluff, for a months visit. Mrs. R. C. Dent Jr.. and daughter Ethel Wayne returned today from Little Rock where they visited Mrs. Dent's sister Mrs. Cecil Driver for several daj's . Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sc'nmuck formerly ol Helena have returned here to make their home. Mrs. O W. McCutchen entertained 21 members of American Legion Auxiliary yeslerrtay at her home. Folloi-inj group singing Mrs. Howard Proctor gave a report of the National convention which slu attended in Portland, Ore., this September. Mrs. C. E. Crigger Sr., closed the meeting with a prayer. "Then why should he lean n^A the government if he doesn't gff freedom from responsibility?" Rep. Gwinn asked. "Why, my dear sir, you don't seem to feel that tha government has anything to do with these costs." This dialogue continued for two hours. Foley got paler as it went along; his inquisitor more enthusiastic. If Rep. Gwinn is right, the sooner we get rid of the housing administration, the quicker we'll get houses. If Foley is correct, the Congressman is talking through his fedora. I wouldn't know, myself. Tht: homeless, I guess, will hava to judge. heart, West won with the king and came back wnh a spade, the best possible return. Dummy's queen held the trick and another heart, was led, which West won with the ace. Tne third spade was returned, Schentcen won and persistently led another heart. East won this wi*Ji the queen and cashed the long spade, Schenken discarding a diamond from his own hand and a club from dummy. East now came hack with a &maH diamond, also the best return. The ten-spot forced West's queen and dummy's king won. Schenken cashed the good heart, and pinning the fate of tire hand on the split ?i the diamond honors, he led Iff diamond and took the fine.sse. When it held, he had his nine tricks. 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Biblicil 28 Make lace 44 Chemical captain Z9Ventilale suffix U Called 30 Fish 45 Scottish girl' 14 Last lel(«r o« 33 Turn 46 Mela! alphabet 34Oil> 47 Dry IT Tellurium 36 Entertained 48 Heraldic ha (symbol) 37 Candles " 53 Half an em 2S Aged 41 Meadows 55 Area measure 31 Feminine Tiicknam* UEast Indie* <»*>> RApud (ab ) Z4 Mark 28 Pollute .11 Limb 32 Help 33 He supervlsw IS Entertain 38 Atop 39 Parent 40 Far (comb, form) 43 German town 47 Dinner course 49 Beverages 50 Turkestan mountain range 51 Gaelic 52 Tormented 54 Tangier 56 German city 57 Tirades VERTICAL 1 Fabrics JEpic ^

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