The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 20, 1947 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 20, 1947
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PAGE EIGHT U.S. Farmers See Neecf to Re-Open Europe's Farm Machinery Factories BMTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER BY WAYNE KEITH At told (0 MARC J. PARSONS NKA Staff Correspondent BURT. In., Oct. 18. (NBA)—The people of Europe are sad lo see. Children have deep circles under their eyes from huMRcr. Men and »'omen move slowly away when an automobile honks a horn at them. In Germany many have to steal or deal on the black market. Just to live. All of us were bothered a little • bout the idea of helping former enemies. Of the Germans we saw. both farmers and city dwellers, some left a bad taste In our mouths. Others seemed like, good, serious people. But we all agreed that enemies •nd allies alike will have to be helped if Western Europe is to be •aved. Only the men at top governmental levels are worrying about the Marshall Plan. Tlie. little people of Europe have enough lo worry about finding food to keep them alive Jrom day to day and clothing nmi luel to Ret through this winter. We brought back some idens that might help. Farm machinery and Icrtili?.er plants must, be reopened if the farmers are to ever again produce enough for Europe to eat properly. Many of these plants are in Germany. We realize that those plant.s could quickly be converted to manufacture war materials but not if they we closely .supervised. And until German farmers and others gei tools and ferlilizer. they cannot be- fin lo produce enough food. Farms need new livestock. Much of this was killed during the w\r. Most of what is left will be slaughtered this winter. There is no feed to keep livestock alive. There Is not even enough to keep all the people »llve. We will have to supply emergency food now and perhaps e'ven- tlially restock the farms. . Drought this summer has wrecked most, of the agriculture that rur- vived the war. Subsurface moisture Is depleted. The Rhine is at its lowest in 130 years. There is another farming problem that occupation authorities in Germany face and the solution is • Imost Impossible. Many German fanners own or farm several small plot.s of land, handed down to them from their lathers slid their fathers' fathers, divided each generation between In the Ruhr sfctlon of Germany, thoe worn™ cultivate A K arrtrn jilol ami,! the ruins of the Kr,,,,n works, u. S. farmers survcvln, Kuropf, asrirl re '"«""! lil "" PmP'c I'kr II'ls ton u-llli their day-to-day needs In worry almut the .Marshall Plan. Price of Meat Drops On West And East Coasts B.v i:MTKl> I'KKSS Ment price* were lower today both on Ihe Atlantic and Pacific coasts but locnl rises In bread and milk kept shopping nuusrwtw* from ferlhiK that the picture was loo bright. l>xs Angeles customers pnld less (or their inent thnu * week ago ami Kew York livestock price* went down, but Bakers In New York and Philadelphia housewives found the cost of bread lx>osre<l n penny n loaf. The IVpnrunent. of Agriculture reported that In the North Atlantic and North Cenlrnl Stntes. milk cost four cenLs n quart more todny than the average price for the last five years. However, the nnlion's linkers said they were ready loday lo snve up In .1.000.000 bushels of whent R month for Kuropenn relief through an 11-polnt economy proRrnm. brothers. Some have small plots which were inherited through their wives. Many ol tnese are only an acre or less. Seldom does n German have tsvo pieces of land adjacent. As a result, German farmers waste as much as 25 per cent of their working day traveling between sections of their farms. Hitler realized this and that is one reason the problem is complicated. Towards the war's end. Hitler tried to work out some method of consolidating these little plots so that each farmer would have thr: same amount of land but be able io work it ns a unit. Occupation authorities have no desire to follow Hitler's footsteps but they realize ' something will hnve to be done ] eventually. I Child is Drowned Peron Chides Rowdy Buenos Aires Crowd nUF.NOS AIRES. Oct. 20. (UP) — A crowd gathering to hear President Juan D. Peron speak last nl pried up pieces of pavement nix. hurled Ihem nt Ihe offices of the newspaper La Prcnsa. They tore Iron guards from mound trees on the Avcnlda dc Mnyo lo pry up the pieces of pavement. At the height of the ntlnck nbout 60 men tore oft pan of Ihe iron shutters covering the board in front of the building where bulletins are posted.. About 35 persons were Inside the La Prensn building, but none of Ihe rioters tried to Invndc the building and no casualties were reported Police surrounded (he block and broke up the attackers. Peron. who spoke, to 150.000 persons from the balconv of his official, residence, facing'lhe Pln/n dc Mnj-o, chldcd his followers. •"*; DH>r%»ted br NfA SERVICE. INC xxni TJTfHEN Steve came back into the " sitting 'room, sleek and well groomed and undeniably handsome, Happy was absorbed in the typed sheets she had found beside •the typewriter. "Madame Snoop, eh?" Steve said sternly, his eyes twinkling. "Who said you could read thnl?" Happy looked tip at him. bemused. "But, Steve — it's woi %:rtul. What is il?" she asked eage'rly. "An outline /or a movie—rather, the outline has been accepted, and this is the 'treatment,' 1 think they call it About six thousand words, they said, so that a script can be Imjlt from it—a shooting script," he explained, and added swiftly "Is it good?" "Oh, yes, Steve, its wonderful! .You're having trouble with the typing, aren't you?" "Trouble with the typing, she »ays!" He gave a woAegone chuckle. Happy put down the typed sheets and looked up at him eagerly. "Well, your tour will be over soon, and I'll be back in New York rn a' week or two. and we ean get back to work together." . Steve's eyebrows rose and there «as an odd expression in his eyes for a moment. "You're going back to New [York?" "Well, of course. I was invited *o spend a^month at Sundown— not the rest of my life!" she laughed. "No?" Steve's eyebrows were still up. Happy colored but met his eyes straightly. "Of course not." "Happy, do you mean lo sland there and tell me that this—this stuffed shirt hasn't asked you lo marry him?" "Yon blessed idiot!" She was .rosy with confusion and could not quite meet his eyes, but suddenly, and unexpectedly, she was serious. "He—I think he wants to—oh, he has made it quite plain, though he has neviir come right out wilh the words 'Will you mmr}- me?' But well, I think he sort of takfts it for granted I will." Sieve seemed to find that definitely oftensive. "Oh, so he takes it^or granted, does he? Well, how do you feel about it? Or is he going to give you any choice?" Soberly Happy said, "1 don't quite know, Steve. I like him, nnd Sundown is heavenly and—well, I jusl don'l quite know." Steve drew a deep breath, obviously of relief, nnd smiled at her as he tucked her hand through his "Oh. well, lake a long time to think it over, Happy rlear. Marriage is serious, not to say a grim, business. It never pays to rush into it headlong!" "Oh, I nearly forgot. You arc invited to come back to Sundown with us for a few days, if vou can manage it!" she said eagerly. Sieve stared at her. "The deuce you say!" he marveled. "Oh, Steve, please come it you cnn. You'll love it." She broke ofT at his look and added hurriedly, "It's not jusl my invitation. Mrs. Harrell suggested it—in fact. I think it was really George who at lea, will you?" FORDYCE. Ark.. Oft. 20. I UP) — Funcrr.1 services were conducted Sunday for James Michael Ritchie, the 22-months-old son of Mr. nnd Mrs, Billy Ritchie of Hampton. ! The child was drowned Friday j when he toddled into a [Tom! nt the • rear of the family home. The moth| er waded inlo the water nnd re- i | covered the bnrty, but efforts to rc- ! vive the child failed. Happy slnnd still in sheer delight' It was a tiny house, not more than 25 feel wide ;it most; yet it was three slories high, with a waited garden at the back. In spite of the fact that it was bordered on bolh sides and faced across the street wilh tall business buildings, the little house as goy as a child's laugh on a June morning. Built of an nn- eicnl stone, the windows deeply set to indicate the thickness ol the walls, it had been freshly painted white, and the front door, hcncnlh an excrtiisite fanlight, was painted a bright scarlet. "Sieve, what a darling house!" Happy breathed, enchanted. "Id like something out of a fairy tale. Oh, Steve, wouldn't you love to live there?" Sieve looked down at her swiftly nnd then back at the lillle house, so gay, so nonchalant in the midst of ihe city clamor. "But I'm afraid Timmy wouldn't like it," Happy went on thoughtfully. "The garden wouldn't b< big enough." ' Steve stared at her, one eyebrow rising quizzically. "And since when has Timmj become so fussy? The last time I saw that yellow beast lie seemed quite conlentcd in a one-room apartment," he protested. Happy laughed. "Oh, but he'« fotmd Sundown since then." Steve walked on, leaving the gay lillle home wilh the scarlet door behind him. "So Timmy likes Sundown, eh?" he asked mildly, "He adores it. Everybody likes him, and'he's grown so fat and slcel; you wouldn't know him!" Policy Racket 'King Pin' Fined by Circuit Judge LITTLE ROCK. Ark,. Ort, •„,. i UP! — A man described ns Ihe king pin of the Little nock pollrv rackets wn.s fined «l,20fl In Pu'- | Inski Circuit court yeslerdn v on a charge of permitting gambling. Clarence Johnson, sometimes known BS "Baby Doll" Johnson wax charged wilh operating n gambling establishment In North I.ltlle Rock. Officers testified that they found a number of policy lickets lii Johnson's wir and that thev confiscated n number of gaming devices at his place In North Little Rock, JT was a gala -spring day. Savannah was in her very beet bib apt! tucker for the delight and admiralion of her annual spring visitors. Sieve and Happy wandered about happily. j UE t art/lmd the corner from a busy downtown street, where the traffic clnngcd and roarer! and people hurried, intent on their own affairs, they came upon a house that made or starved or nbused when I saw him Inst; in Tact, he looked like n pampered pet who has hnd more than his share of the good things of life." "Well, he's my family, you know," she reminded him. "The only livi^-i Ihing that I hnve to mnko a fuss over. I suppose I do spoil him; but he appreciates It so!" Steve laughed at her fondly and lucked her hand bcncalh his arm, and they walked on. (To Be Continued) Our Boarding House with Maj Hoople Free Delivery Call PICKARD'S GROCERY I'hone 2013 10-14 Chickasawbn FOR SALE 4-in. Concrete Sewer Tile Concrole Culvert Tile Size 10 rn., .Ifi in. A. H. WEBB llwj-. Bl at Slat* Line Phone BlTlhrvlllc m EGAD, BOYS.'AW AUTO-* is ALM.OST VOL5 OUSvAT TO STRETCH ARE VOli'SOU-JG TO SELL RirtG<stDi -- ~ ~^r', — •*-"-* *.JAVI-^ . v^. ^EACT.^ FOFt TH^ H^SStoS.^^7 ACTii\ SPECTACLE.OR M YOLSRijfl.^ " AS_GOI^PIGFOR1WES\^ HANDLE VT UKE\\. FOR TU6 3 •^^S^ 1010 '/! AFRE.E-SHOVJ,// TEST-— UPUriN.Xnc.o,,,.,^,^ . ._ —^/ YOU'K?ETH£ '•" V WORLTD -< ,in, -->"•->-•>HIT-', il f\ t-Kt-tr l Ran;vr T c- H -S^° RRlSWTLV T\ SE1 -UMG 66Upj4&STOMR.KeUL. )\ A^oiCl^E OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams SSS^vSvW MA ' WILL VOU MAKE "\~ ''^'••-''-•K'-.-l HIM STOP THIS? WHEN 1 '"-'".'.-'-': "\ THF P'VBV &ET5 HOME / \ LITT , , \.IAH-r |_^ p^ ^/ * •'"••\ ' "t: L-"Xfc-v ObT^> HOME - " S HU 1A \V-\WT HIS F.\ /"?•, ( T0 t- 0 n - AKOD Hl£> > W*" /\ \^ FA CAWT--1 KMOiM' 1 To Improve Airport SEARCY. Ark.. Oct. 20. (UP| —. Tl\c McClinto'n Bros. Construction Co. of Fayettcvllle has been awarded a contrnct, for $20,380 to Improve the Scarcy Municipal Airport. Tlie Northeast-Southwest runway will be extended to 2.100 feet and the North-South runway to 2,300 feet. Other grading work will be done on the Held. MONDAY, OCTOBER », FKKCKLKS & HIS FKIBNI)S Think, 1 "THEY WWEl> IF-1 THEYr.QOT IT/ 1 SWADYSIOT CAW Be PWQOP \ OF ITS YOUNG • MEN i SAOUH ' TBttSTS) > FICIN& THtlR OWN ANWOUWCSO A RtVWAl. OF TWIRP SEASON- umsss FCKUE FfMALE HER .MIMO, TWlUP K lue We CANY WELSH NOW. we'o BE LAUGHED our or 1 in glatl to be homo! When, after only three w««k« relatives say thoy can't think of any place else to take you, it's titno to leave!" Bfftcl. imd Cause haven't seen you ,ff with the Sotts boy /ate/y. I don't /ike him any more. None of the fellows at school like won ..., popularity contest Hy nllCHAl'X, (VMAM-KY.and RALPH iig, in Joan Argus's suite. -. 4 'MY FATHfR DISOWNED MS WHEN I AUBK1ID HIS WISHES. SHOUID1 COME .RUNNING HOW THAT HE THINKS HE NEEDS MET MKE VIC FLINT'S ADVICE, ANITA CHIlfc, CO BACK TO YOUR MTHtR. THINK OF IT— • • ^ccwrORT, IUXUKY, MOKfV... I DON'T CARE > ABOUT HIS MONEY, 1 fBUT YOUR JEAM. I'M HOI CO-11 MTHEIft III, ING BACK.m MISS HIS GlUTJorlV SAVED HIM. ME WO1FED DOWM THE IIVER 1 GAVE HIM AND HIS STOMACH DID NOT RE- WIN THE "OISON. WASH TUIJHH H.v" l.MKSMK'TURNElB A Ducky Kx|i];iiui(i(in HELLO... HELLO!..PK. l.UiXDDLES ?...P,NH!>, SO "TO HMJE KEEP -IOU VYMrWG! PERHAPS SOU (WER.HEML CMJIO BURST IM EUDELH MID " POOR. DIGNIFY ME. IANCK KEVS WEll, HE FMM.W RUM OUT ON • --... 1-t.iiTi-iki.i I-UM VUP l/M IntTJlftOtl rVNP WOT W1SHIM& TO WPEM4 COMSPICUOUS.rtE 6fl I KNOW. DOCTOR Otl'T COMPETE WITH THM Wt HUD SOME FIRST ClUSS KtNTM CfcSES HERE VOSIOCO.MT- Sn THAT 4KE &TILL RUNNING LOOSE. By FRED HARMA , MR. COALTSff-' FOREMAN, SAiMftu , S'DflUFf (?UG3lrtG HAD THE CAfM55 STACKED AGAINST us BOTH, Will HAV= 10 EXPO'S E . TO FiRE FRO,A His Of COUBSE J'M NOT SCAWEP OF HOOTS AND HKH lUIDDIKS Time to Go Hnme By EDGAR MARTIN (COW. ^WE NROWi O?

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