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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 8, 1947
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K « roin IT BL'VrHEVILLB : (ARK.) COUftlKR IIDE BLTTHEVtLLK COUBIEB NEWS , > na coxnaam tmn oo. m. W MAIMS, Publkber JAMEB U VXRaOEFF, Editor - MOb D. HUMAN, AdYatlilnc Uuuftr Nation*! AChrtrUtins Representative: Wttmer Co. New York, Chicago, Detroit. Brery Afternoon Except Sunday Entered u lecond cltu uutter it the poct- •tte* »t BlytheriU*. Arktnau, under icl ot Con, October ». 1817 Served by the United Prew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ly currier in the city ol Blythevllle or «ny •Dburbsn town where carrier service li m»ln- Wned, Me per week, or S5c per month. By mill, within a radius of 50 miles, 14.00 per 7*»r, W.OO for six months, $1.00 for three months: by mail outside SO mile tone, 110.00 per rear payable In advance. Meditation And the whole earth wa* o! one language, lad ol one tpeech.—Genesii 11:1. • » • Today there U a irenl task t« brlmi hmnnenj •timt r«*ph W muij language*, nton, wee* Mta etactoaa. 'Tain't Funny, Thomas The. Un-American Committee's troubles with Hollywood witnesses gave the amateur jokesmiths some welcome new material. One, noting the names of the first few men escorted from the stand when they refused to say whether they were Communists, suggested that the committee was throwing back the little ones and waiting for some big fish. He shut up when he learned how much some of the "little ones" were earning, or getting.' Another had the idea that—if the ILOOO fine levied on Gerhardt Eisler for eontempt of the committee is a yardstick—the committee might have been trying to raise the money through fines to pay its way. What he overlooked is that Uncle Sam is spending much more than Eisler's f 1000 fine to support the Red factotum in jail for a year. There's no profit in that sort of deal—financially, at least. If Russia Won't Play General Lucius D. Clay intimates that tliis country may propose amalgamation -of the British and American .zones into.:an economically and politi- •j,w,«!)y unifi«a ^'Germany," with a demo£ eratic government with which, presum- • : »bly, we cotild conclude treaties of peace. This possibility rests, of course, on outcome of the November Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting. If Molotov •hould unexpectedly end the stalling *nd conniving, by which he has made • German settlement impossible, the course hinted by General Clay after his visit to Washington would be unnecessary. The Potsdam Agreement provided that th« Big thret would sign a peace treaty only with An Allied-approved government of all Germany. Moscow would cry to high heaven if we and th* British, with or without France, went ahead. She would claim every ' »ort of breach of faith. Technically she would be correct. But she, herself, has breached the Potsdam Agreement, and those of all the Other Big Three meetings, so cousit- ently and so flagrantly that her protest would fall flat. The very necessity for doing something, such as General Clay suggests, arises out of Jlolotov's arbitrary ignoring of those understandings. Probably the Big Three co\!ld get together on a German government and the terms of . treaty at any time, if we, and the British, were prepared to Wree on a Soviet puppet regime in Berime, and to give Moscow a free fc«nd to loot Germany of everything of value, in the guisB of re p ara tiona, while our country provides the raw materials for the commodities Russia will grab. We can't do that. Neither can we •fiord, indefinitely, to support western G«rm«ny while we suarrel with Moscow ^bout her free-handed looting. The only apparent alternative is for the moment, to leave Russia in possession «f the eastern Reich, at war with all G*rm»ny, while we try to put the west- en areas back to work. . Obviously, that is a very unsatisfactory solution. It should be a last re- •crt. The time has come, however, Wh ?". we " re forced to consider wheth- it is not the only course open to us. situation acquires added sig- * wl»tiv«ly .mall, local way, It parallel, what U happening at Lake Success. If w« a«" driven 1 to an Anglo- American side settlement with Germany, because Russia won't play and —when she. doeg agree—ignors her agreements, just go there is increasing possibility that the nations of good will at Lake Success may be forced to by-pass the. UN. The UN structure would be retained. Every effort would be made to get Russia to join up. But, until she did, the rest of the world would do its best to improvise machinery to fill the gap, just as the British and Americans may be driven to do in Germany. VIEWS OF OTHERS otton's Uncertain Future United State* cotton production ha* Increased an estimated 3S ptr e«nt over th« 1M« yield, which was unusually small, and this year the crop will be worth »3,000,000,000, the greatest dollar value since l»l«, This means prosperity In the cotton belt, but, unfortunately, It cannot be regarded as a permanent condition. The Department of Agriculture li already warning that domestic demand will be somewhat smaller, and that dwindling, dollar credit* of the war-bankrupted nations abroad will further reduce our foreign markets. And > of course, competition from both foreign cotton and domestic synthetic fibers li growing all the while. More than half tfie world's cotton Is now produced outside the United States and production Is Increasing at a more rapid rale In Brazil, Argentina, Peru and the Soviet Union than it is here. For a good many years American cotton has retained Its foreign markets only by virtue of federal subsidies and -many economist* -believe that If these artificial barriers were removed foreign countries would actually be shipping cotton tb the United States and under-selling the domestic product. Artificial support of cotton prices, essential as It has been to preserve the farm economy of great areas of the South, Is an uneconomical and ultimately destructive process. Most cotton experts agree now that the future of cotton as a great staple crop In United State« depends entirely- upon reducing' production costs. The slow, expensive hand cultivation of the pait must be rcpfaced by a high degree of mechanization and the employment of new, scientific techniques of land usage. In Arkansas the gradual abandonment of land of marginal fertility to other crops has -greatly Increased -the p»r acre yield of cotton and has thus reduced overhead. Experiments indicate that mechanized operations on suitable land might enable a farmer to make a reasonable profit on cotton selling at .II cent* a 'pound. This program must be pushed, for the storm signals are flying In the cotton markets. As ot this moment we cannot meet world competition even though our old foreign customers are clamoring for cotton, and only Inllatlon has removed the need for artificial support of prices at home. There li no reason to believe that, once these abnormal times are over, the cost of producing cotton will not once again exceed the price It will bring In a free 'market. King Cotton cannot long survive as a dependent. —ARKANSAS GAZJ71TE. This Even Beats Petrillo v s Racket SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, Big-Wigs in State Department Find It Difficult To Put Marshall Into Simple Language a further Inflationary move>me control »-lll Ixave to be put Engineer forH. Hughes Earns $386,250, But in the Hard Way THE DOCTOR SAYS * BY FREDERICK C. OTHMAN (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UP)-. Charles W. Perelle is a plnk-cheeked man looking a little owlish behind .. probably be given to th e econo- I Volume' four , - i necessary to say nally hedge around with Us, aybes and on-the-other-hands. This observation 1 5 made after taking one look and then running last from Volume II of the Marshall plan report from the 1S- natlon Committee of European Ec- oi\omlc Co'-operation, drawn up at Pails, .'. ' When Under Secretary of State Robert A. Lovett remarked the other day that the Marshall Plan "was now confused by an excessive amount of figures." he snltl a It's about as simple as^th^e"tli'i'ngs can probably be made. This seem* to be what the Council of Economic Advisers says: - The purpose of the Marshall j Plan Is to lay the foundations for j a stable world economy. less than the war and postwar i programs. It should therefore be « reduced strain on the country. In 1943 and 1944, 40 per cent of American production went to <var. In the first half of 1947, less than 10 ncr cent lias gone overseas. have - Bottlenecks In the production and distribution of coal and fertilizer will have to be brolcen. Farm and industrial machinery will have to be allocated to Europe to In! crease her production and stop her i The ERP is going to cc«t Ameri; canj some money. Taxes won't have -, to be any higher than they are now but they can't be made any lower balanced Th c idea of paying for European aid by borrowing and Increasing the national debt in rejected. On the question of repayment, the council of Economic Advisers BARBS 8j HAt. COCKRAN thai, ev- Plan can be set up simply. It will nave to stay out or wtiat he calls "the mlnsina of statistics." where it is lortsy FIFTH VOLUME COMING UP Ther c ore now four volumes of studies on the Marshall plan. A filth, from Secretary of Commerce Hnrriman'.s Committee of 19 blg- p er than prewar ' " h ' gh ' i ^,, ! " d "" , 6utrl ? ht ? ift - An ° th «- ESf ar dF Viiiises cause a different variety of infection than bacteria. A single virus produces only one disease, but the infection may appear in one of of several forms. Virtues cannot be seen under the ordinary microscope as they are loo small. Today, with the development of high-speed centrifuge and the electron microscope, viruses can be photographed and their appearance studied. Thch- presence is suspected In patients when ordinary bacteria cannot be found. When a virus enters the body and sets up an infection, it does so by penetrating the body cells, as it cannot exist outside living tissue. One unusual theory, at the present time, Is that the common cold virus enters the body cells of the nose and throat at birth, and lives its entire lifetime as. a parasite. A cold, according -to this theorv, is a flarcup in the cells containing cold virus, and not a new infection. Some viruses cause the ceils, which they invade, to grow excessively. The common wart is a virus infection, and the excessive cell growth Is the wart. Olher viruses cripple or destroy the cells. An example of this reaction is infantile paralysis, in which the virus injures or kills the cells in the spinal cord. Recovery depends on the number that have not been permanently destroyed. When viruses enter the body, they go directly from the bloodstream to the cells, where they burrow in. Treatment must be given before the viruses have had a chance to do this, for if it Is given aft.t- wards it is not of value. Sulfa drugs and penicillin do not cure virus infections, although they may be given because of the possibility that botli germs and viruses are causing the infection. ROSTER OF VIRUSES Special viruses are the cause of measles, German measles, smallpox. Chickenpox. Vaccinia (vaccination), mumps. Influenza, infectious mon- onucieosis, the common cold, yellow fever, poliomyelitis, shingles, hydro phobia, encephalities. diarrhea in infants, epidemics of vomiting, inflammation of the liver, pneumonia and trachoma (granulated "eyelids), lo mention but a few. Although science is more successful in preventing these infections than in treating them, we may look forward to the time when cures will be available. • • • QUESTION: Can asthma cause a person to feel tirfcd all the time? ' Is this due to lack of oxygen? Would benzedrine help? ANSWER: Chronic asthma can cause extreme fatigue, but oxygen lack may not be the sole cause. of the fatigue, but 'it will riot g'et at the cause of the difficulty. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville— DANGERS OF A CONTINUED INFLATIONARY TREND Three grave dangers are pointed out. Some low-Income families cannot now afford lo buy enough to be left to future settlement. The fallur* to authorize any aid i programs at all would be llke'ly to j spell Industrial paralysis for some countries. This might bounv. back I The day of the spinning wheel it past but the gals still listen to the old winning spiel. » * • A Chlc»«o motorist sayi he never hat been thanked by hitch-hikers he picked up. He should have thanked them for !t»vtn t him hlj car. « » » Anger Impairs eyesight, says scientists, is that why we get so mad we can't see .straight? • • » Your winter clothes may be proof positive thai mnllu also had a nice lime last summer • • . Real Americans won't put off what they should put over. Donkte to you r local community fund. SO THEY SAY The shorter the skirt the better. But, O r course, there must be some limits.—Sir Stafford Crivps, British Minister of Economic Atlalrs. Food is a vital factor in our foreign policy. And the attitude of Americans toward food can make or break our ellorts to achieve peace and security throughout the world.-Secretary at State Marshall. • » . If we do not provide extensive aid we ar« told that we are heartless and Irresponsible; It *e do give assistance, then we are acting 'politically and Invading the sovereignty of others. —William Thorpe, Assistant Secretary of state. * • • The whole tendency of the administration fc toward more regulation In every field, its Policies still demand that every problem be* solved by giving some federal bureau more Power and more money.—Sen. Robert A Talt (R) of Ohio. • • • . I am reasonably sure that If we can support the German economy we can check the Communist forces at the Elbt Rivcr.-Rep. s. M Dirtoen (R) of nilnota. IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKIN'E JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. Nov. 8. (NBA) — Hollywod fan mail has dropped 50 per cent, and the Producers' Association will hire a research bureau to find out why. There's an caslcr way. boys. Just look at some of the movies Hollywood 1 has been turning out lately .. . Terry Hunt, the Hollywood body - builder, and actress Univcr.ial's new Swedish discovcry Marion Murray are!. Maria Tores, mixed a New York idea to ballyhoo her as "The New" bmai; (.Irl. Tony Martin anrt his radio asso- cintes arc quibbling over his lackadaisical nttitud».... Prediction- Howard Duff will be a big-name Naked City" is boosting his stock AVP. Gardner thinks he's wonderful, too. but for other reasons. Six feminine department store clerks, from as many bis U S cities, wiii be brought to Hollywood for bit roles in Hie film version of "One Touch of Venus" Beauty, not sales ability, will ect 'cm the trip. DK.VNNA IN THE PARK Jack Sberrill, the agent, who discovered Dcanna Durhin. visited her on the set of "Up i n Central Park." It was their first meeting in years "Let me know when tlje babv starts singing." said Shcrrill, "and'l'll get her into pictures." New York will have trouble recognizing u, e j,i ln version ol the musical. Producer Karl Timbers chanced the story considerably, plus adding two new songs Vincent Price plays Boss Tweed as a romantic heavy instead of a straight villain, even to the point of drinking champagne out of Dcanna's slipper. Dranna wears a scrips of voluminous costumes. One weighs so much the says it's impossible to come to a sudden stop. She told me: "It behaves like a railroad Iraln pulling In or cut of a sla- Ims started anrt h-ttnps the ca- tion, it , ivcs . (cw J3; , 5 ^oo« a coupl* of Umej before It at ops, 19 Rhonrla Fleming, the beautiful redhead how celt the year's bl;f- S"t break as Bins Crosby* leading laily in "A Cnnneclicut Yanke*," will sing two SOURS in the picture nut it's lakinjr a lot of doing. Rhonda, under contract to David O. Sclznlck, has been studying voice under a famous icaclier, Selznick hoped she might be another Jcnncttc MacDonald. although she : once sang with Tommy Tucker's band. Then she landed the role op- j ppsite Bing nnd the Paramount music department boys took her tj a piano and said, "Let's hear you sing." I Rhcmla t*ni anrt the boys I looked itlum. "Too cultural," they ! salrt. "You'll have In j;tt it iio»n j You'll have to sex it up." j So Rhonda's current oetween- scenes assignment is getting the | "culture" out of her voice UNCLE, UNCLE. UNCLE Kirk Douglas Ls about to become an uncle in A big way. All three of his sisters have dated the stork Harry James wants out of his Fox contract (he still owes 'em onn picture) to produce his own films as an independent Byron Haskin will direct.Burt Lancaster's first independent film. "Wash the Blood Off My Hands." Irving BI.COII and Mitrh Kesler I have written » tomtrty K|(h music j about Snnta Monica. Calif's f>- ! mous "Muscle Bpa f ),." That's the title. | "The Mortal Colls'' couldn't stand the Brooklyn ribl>tn|[. New title will be "A Woman's Vengeance." Promised and hoped for: That acting duel between Dan Duryca . and Ertmond. O'Biicn as the no- I good brothers in "Another Part of , the Forest." They'll probably even chew up the forest. Army Seeking Nurses For Permanent Duty Hue to a continued shortage of I nurses, the Army has extended un- ! til Nov. 30 the deadline for appli- ' cations for permanent commissions ; in the Regular Army Nurse Corns i Staff Sergt. Don c. Seal of the Re- | crulting station here said today. Commissions are available to nurses with or without previous military experience, he said Nurses are also being soueht for extended active duty u reserve officers. There is no deadline for applications In the case of reserve officers. S«rgt.. seal said, and qualified reserve nurses may be eligible In future years to qualify for Regular Army commission!. A raiding paity out of the sheriffs office found a 120 gallon still about two miles below Armorel Saturday morning. The still was deserted when officers arrived according to Arch Lindsey, deputy, altho the remains of a fire showed that a quantity of the liquor had been cooked off. Fourteen 60 gallon vats of mash were destroyed. This is the largest still found in this section recently. Mr. anri Mrs. Clayton Barnett of Houston, Texas, are guests of Jake Unear and W. M. Scruggs today. Before her marriage Mrs. Barnctt was Miss Sue Sarton of this city. the hard way, room and press agent Included. You've probably guessed It already. He worked for Howard Hughes, the Hollywood multi-millionaire who built trick alrplanei for the government with one hand and produced with the other a movlt starring the curvaceous Jane Huuu sell. The flying machines and tHM picture both are a matter of controversy still, though Perelle tried nqt to have anything to do with that throbbing drama of sex on tht prairie. "The outlaw." His lack of interest in the art of the cinema seemed to be his undoing. Perelle, who told his story under oath before a Senate War Investigating Subcommittee, was the distinguished airplane engineer Hughei fired away from Consolidaled-vul- ten In 1944 at »15,000 a year, plus the pluses. These Included the gilt bl a stock option he sold back to Hughes for J250.000 when he was fired, us, of a mansion which rented for $900 a month, and food, drink, and the services of five servants, which set Hughes back another $29000 II ever there was a well-paid engineer Perelle was the one. He claimed hii earned every cent in mental anguish. Perelle- said he was supposed to b« In complete charge of Hughes' Culver City factory, where he was build- nil! for the government the world'i biggest airplane and an assortment of photo reconnaissance machines Complete charge, hmpf, said Mr P Everybody called the factory the Hughes country club and nobod*. wanted to pay any attention to tM new boss. Perelle fired a lot ol lolkT and along came a fellow name ol Johnny Meyers, who threatned £ fire him. Who was Johnny? He was listed on the payroll as press agent but he never seemed to do any work w Perelle severed him from the Hughej aircraft payroll. Johnny remained on the job, the evidence has proven abundantly, but somebody else must have approved his expense account*. Perelle didn't. . He was trying to get those Hying machines built, to smooth over squabbles with Army procurement officers, and to keep Hughes away from the factory for a while, so the hired hands would recognize th« new boss. Things seemed to be looking up after about a year, when Hughes casually borrowed one of Perelle'i engineers to work on the advertising art. which later resulted In the plastering of billboards across America with pictures of la Russell it ease on a'haystack. Hughes neg- lectcd to mention this to Perelle who blew up. ' He wrote Hughes a letter,* telllni him to quit swiping airplane' engi- Perguson, Mich., the chairman asked why? "Insubordination, they told me" Perelle testified. "On account ol this movie thing, I guess, though I never did talk to Hughes again." The Hughes Tool upany paid Perelle his wages, slipped him the 5250,000 for the stock option and then handed him a chit for $29,C^fc to take care of the food and the serfl^ ants. Perelle wouldn't pay it; said he lived in a guest house for Hughes' officials and why should he pay the bills? The Hughes accountants put this down as a bad debt on the» tax returns, but Perelle insisted it wasn't. Told the Senators he would have paid it, if he felt he owed it. And indicated, without exactly saying so, that no amount of money could reimburse him for his sufferings In Culver City. Heads Alumni Group LITTLE HOCK, Ark., Nov. 8.— (UP)—Ben. D. Rowland, Sr., Little Rock lawyer, today heads the alum- I ni association of Arkansas State I Teachers' College, following his elec- lion here yesterday. i Other officers elected were: John i Robert Russell of Little Rock, vice j president; and Miss Nora Brown of t Tort Smith, secretary-treasurer. j To Elect Judge At Spa LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 8. (UP) — Hot Springs voters were told by Atty. Gen. Guy E. Williams today that they should elect a new municipal judge In the 1848 city general election, scheduled -for April. Ths opinion went to'State Hep. Lloyd E. Darnell who explained that the present judce, James R. Long, was appointed by Gov. Ben Laney to succeed Vern Lcdgenvood, who resigned. Williams told Darnell that ttV appointment was temporary ancT that the vacancy must be filled at the next election. 30,000 in Arkansas To Hunt Deer Monday LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. NovT ». (UP) —Some 3,000 Arkansas sportsmen were oiling up their rifles today, preparing for the opening of the first of two deer seasons In the Wonder State on Monday. The first season will last seven days and each hunter will be allowed one buck—If he can get it. With all eyfts focused on the deer season there apparently was little interest in fishing with only two wardens reporting conditions to the Game and Fish Commission. Wardens in Locan and Lawrence counties said fishing was medium. Real Cause Major effects on the Human body at high altitudes are caused by the decrease in atmospheric pressure rather than lack of oxygen. Out-of-Towner Elected Mayor of Knoxri//* KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 8 (UP) —Knoxville, It seems. »ill have a mayor who doesn't live in Knoxville. The leaders in Thursday's city election who will have a runoff in two weeks were former City Manager George R. Dempster and Knox County Judge J. W. Elmore. Dempster lives In neighboring Bloimt ! County and Elmore lives ouUslde t'-o cily limits. The runoff winner won't have to move, though. The Knoxville chart- 1 er doesn't require the mdyor h> b« U. S. Official rr,-vln HORIZONTAL 1,8 Pictured counselor 14 Small lake 15 Indolent 16 Goddess ot discord 17 Dangle CIV C _ _4, SIE 4 Pause 5 Lines (ab.) 6 Lampreys 7 Cease 8 Intrepid 9 On lime (ab.) 10 Conceal 11 Glance L i wangle 1 1 uiance 18 Love lo excess 12 Compound 20Lense ethers 21 Hurried 13 Poverty- 22 Pieced out stricken EM CO I otr? i ^ FORSTEP CYBIL GAC8ETT TjTs ' *~/ *e I: Sis WE N 36 Bartcrer atiitKi-ii 37 Stillness 23 Kilometer 13 French article 39 He is an as- fab.) 261!eart sislant jecre- 24 Railway (ab ) 27 Bustle tnry of • 25 Scrutinize 28 Short sleep 41 Fraction 29 Promontory 2!) Novel (comb form) 32 Harem room 30 Greek letter 42 Feared 33 Summer (Fr.) 34 Harvest 35 Skin tumor 3V Italian river 38 Rupees (ab.) 40 Diminutive of Ermentrurl 43 Black kelpie 47 Petty quarrel 49 Again 50 Winglike parts 51 Final musical passage 52 Breakfast food 54 Upholslery m*terial 55 Eats away 57 Stern VERTICAL 1 Scribe 2 Seragli I IConsan- I culneout 31 Indian weight 43 Balances (ab.| 34 Intersection 44 Morindin dy« 45 Polynesian chestnut 46 Dandy 47 Begone! i 48 Skin opening 53 An (Scot.) 55 Bachelor of Ak Science (ab!>~ 1 r >»1 Ml PT 1 1

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