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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 1, 1947
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FO»UB ftBOE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NfiWS i(ARK.) COURIER NEWS - TH« COOblZR BL W. HADJE8, JAUB& " OO, . , _ L." VC&HOEPF, Editor 'PAUL D. HtTUAN. AdrertJjitag Manager ; ; hole NatJohal Advertising Representative*: .- W«K«« - Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, De- teott,-Atlanta, Memphis. Published £rery Afternoon Except Sunday ,~£ntertd ' as gecond class matter at the post- cOlec at Blytherllle, Arkansas, under art of Oon- gnat.' October 9, 1917. • " * Servtd by the United Press RATES center In the oily or BiythevUle or any «*arbeft town where carrier service Is maln- tained, Joe per week, or !5c per month. ,i,By nail. Within a radius of 40 miles, $4-00 per Ti ti 00 (or six months, tl 00 (or three months; ail outside BO miln tone, 110.00 per year In advance. 'fNOUGHT J The Lord is my llghl. ami My salvation; Kh«m (ball I ffur? The Lord Is ihe strength ol kiy llfej of whom slimtl r bo nfr.n'.l.—P.salms 27:1 I trust in God—the rlg7ii shall be t'..c right and other than the wrong wlills he emlureo — —Robert Browning. Too Much History Every few months, it, setnis, some- tody discovers the answer to "What's \vfong with America?" Not long age Philip Wylie diagnosed "momism" us the single cause of most of nur individual find national ijls. Now Prof. Oar- rett Mattingly of Cooper Union in New Yoi'k City has n new one. The trouble, he says, >s thai w3 over-emphasize the teaching of American history in onr schools. He per- 'ceives a distorted nationalism and cultural isolation as a result. Professor Maltingly told this lo a group of leading educators at Princeton University's internnlional confcr- 'erice "on educational problems. Nobody contradicted him, so maybe he's right. But we can help recalling' the c|iicsticn- naire on American history .which the New York Times submitted to a ivt- tioiiwide selection of high school givid- uates three -or four years ago. ^Though we don't remember any specific instances, the results were ;>p- .paHing; Some of the answers we™ • howlingly funny until, one stopped to realize the pathetic ignorance that hafl produced them. As a rscult <;f this pjll, several states made thet teaching ot" American history compulsory. Perhaps the emphasis has now swung the other way. But even so it seems unlikely that it could have produced these dire results. W\i doubt that American minds are growing more dis- tortedly nationalist. Nor is there any dead level of thinking among our youth on the subjects of which Professor. Mattingly speaks. -Furthermore, isolationism -and twisted nationalism are not chiefly products of the history classroorv. They, are affirmed or denied by home teaching and environment. These in turn are shaped by many influences — the section of the country, the parents' occupation, economic position, racial origin, and so .on. These are surely as important as the sketchy in- atriiction which grade and high schoo' pupils necessarily; get in so vast and • complex a .subject as world history. Professor Mattingly seems to f".el that this major emphasis on American history is bad in itself, tfut does it always produce the bad results he rlo- scribes, no matter how excellent the textbook or teacher may be? •. It seems quiute possible that an intelligent presentation of American history could combat distorted natton- alism and cultural isolation. It seems equally possible that world history could be presented in .such a way as to encourage those misconceptions Professor Mattingly must agree tliat the evils of which he complains have been more prevalent in past years than they are now. They are still strong, of course, But they seem even stronger as the world drawn closer together, and the United States assumes a more imiwrtant role in world — affairs. ' World history must be taught to the youngsters who will help shape future history. It scarcely seems dan- gero'us if they dedvole even more time to learning of their Own country a'ld its people. The Privacy of a Public Figure ; The- author and publishers of a new ; - -Wogriphy by Serge Kousssvitzky, of the Boston Symphony Or- chcstra, liavc been sued for libel !;y Koussevii'/.I<y. The conductor ims»alsj asked a court injunction against publication mid distribution of llie bonk (which ho says is unauthorized) or. tlio grounds that Iho text ami photographs are an invasion on his privacy. His lawyers have advised newspapers that they would publish reviews at (heir "peril and risk." This injunction, if granted and upheld, would create an iihthuing precedent. Anyone might be immune to all but pcrsonally-aiilhomed publicity. If a musician, why not also lawyers, judges, political bosses, congressmen, presidents?" We hope that Doctor Koussevily.kv, whoso artistic eminence makes hiiv. something of a public figure, will accept the annoyances as well as the art- vantages of his position and reconsider his legal action. VIEWS OF OTHERS Real Progress In Arkansas Progress is a funny thing, it doesn't always lake place where you hear tlio most tuir.ult and shouting. Often, if it's lh« real article, sound nnd enduring, It comes In a rjulet wny . It sort of tncnks up on you, nnd may be far along beforo you notice it much. Our fnnntiiB In Arkansas Illustrates the point. Not so many years ago, It lived and moved and hud its being in cotton. Then tamo the depression, which sent cotton to the political hospital, and our farmers, aided by a lot of clear-headed business men, started in to recast their production to a stronger, better pattern. There wasn't much fanfare about It. The fftrmer Isn't a person who does his work with the accompaniment of n brass bund. But the results of thai depression-born ."pint 6f progress nre large nnd fnr-reachJnj-. They are paying dividends to nil'of our ptoplc. For now we have a pretty \vtll diversified farming in Arkansas, which brings In money the year through, and which is fostering n ijr-at many indudstrles (6 process Its meat animals, milk, poultry, vegetables and fru't. The basic facts of this change were w<M! expressed, r. few months ago, by Aubrey D. Gates, associate director of the slate Agricultural Extension Service. He saiil ;!i e co'.ton acreage had been cut onc-hnlf, with the released area going largely into pastures and feed crops for livestock. Yet half as much cotton lantl is yleldh'ng more cotton. Meanwhile livestock has Increased,"' to where h, pays over 40 per cent of the total cash farm ! Income, besides furnishing meat, milk and eggs for farm tables. Back in' the 1920s livestock paid only 12 per cent''of the farm income. Vegetable and fruit production has also gone up. it totals a cheering picture of real progress. A pretty part of I lie picture Is hundreds-of stockyards, feed mills, butte,- ano cheese factories, canning plants, and other facilities created by this great, qt:iet changein our farm i;ystein. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT BARBS HV HAL COCIIKAN About M.OCO.OOO people will be on highways in cars during vacation periods this coming summer-any 61,COO,000 of whom will be found on a given rond niiy Sunday. » • • Every lime you draw n breath Uncle Sum spends about $1000—but don't, try holding your brentli, as '(lie spending goes On anyway. V • « To folks who "just can't understand this hard winter." we say, stick n rou lid—there's still plenty of time to get the drift. • » » In the spring we'll likely be told again lo eat grass for i-Uamins—mul 'lie mower yo-j cat, the less you mow. • • • Times do change—more people no-.v sro working, thnn hoping, for the best. SO THEY SAY Unless \\i- reduce debt when business Is tjiod, we shall never reduce it at ,iny other time.— Sen. Irving M. ives (R.) of New York. » » • Every generation since the civil War has produced Iv.-ice ns much as we produced, in the previous 20 years. Therefore to increase our present 200 billion dollar income to 400 billion dollars we must reduce tne work week to 30 hours and double wages by 1SG7.—Chester Bowles, former OPA Administrator. * * * It is folly for anyone to talk about wiping out the Wagner Act altogether, passing laws absolutely prohibiting all strikes and taking similar drastic all-out steps.—Rep. Charles A. Halleck If!) of Indiana. » » . » I think women c an keep a secrc: just as well and prcbably better than men can—if tl.ere seems to be good reason for it.—Jean M. O'Leary, administrative assistant at &fnnhnu«m atom bom'D project. • « • Appeasement raises its ugly, wobbly head and great human principles are sacrificed to presume expediency. It follows that whatever action is finally decided upon 'jy the force of actual events, It l s usually too liUls nnd always loo lat«.—Ccn. H. D. C. Crearar, Canadian Army Commander-in-chief. Never Hibernates ^^^z.^^-L -fne CALM »e u.^A. INTEND* -To HARM NO owe ''^^^^M;:!- : ' f 9 ::^^^\:^^^^ \ SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 1947 Much Inflation Tucked Away in U. S. Budget With Some Estimates Putting Figure at 6 Billions BY PETER EDSON' NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — one generally overlooked angle on the current howdy-do over cutting the government budget concerns hid- 'MI items amounting to over six llion dollars. That is a conservative estimate of the amount of inflation—price .ucreascs and wage increases—to be "inmcl in the President's budget nessage detailing what it will cost to run the government next year. Early in the war. midget Bureau experts talked about getting tlie government on n $22 billion budget ifler the wnr was over. Later this estimate was raised to $25 billion, fn his final spcccli as Director of lie Budget, the late Harold smith idmitted these flumes were on the ow side, He would make no guess in how high the figure would yo. But the amount commonly mentioned nrounrl HID Budget 'Bureau va s $30 billion. • Tlie reason for this increase in estimates was that during the war .he price of nearly everything weilt •steadily up. That being so any Inlk ibout going back to a 1939 budget of $10 billion became sheer nonsense. Experts may differ about hpw much Inlhlion there is in (lie U. S. economy today. A rough, round figure, well on the conservative side, would put prices and wages a third higher than they were in l!!30. NOT AM, COSTS ARE INFLATED It would be incorrect to sny that every item in the federal budget now costs a third more than it cost hi 1939. It could be figured that way, the $37.5 billion budget of tf-flRy would buy the same amount of goods and services that a S25 billion budget would have bought in 1933. The $12.5 billion difference 'voultl then represent the measure of inflation. But a few exceptions must be made. There is no inflation in so- C'inl security payments. Their rates have remained ih e same throughout the war. There is no direct Inflation in interest on the public debt which now amounts to S5 billion a year. That is less than 2 ner cent on the total debt of $260 billion. Interest rates are one of the few business costs not inflated by the wnr. Also, there are sonic new items ot expense in the federal budget which were not items of expense in lfi.39. Nen expenses for international affairs and finance amounting to "'••>!'. eVterans' benefits cost only war. eVterans' benefits cost only half a billion before the war. Now they are $7.5 billion. Take out the foregoing unin- flatcd and new expenditures, and the remaining inflated items in the budget add up to approximately $20 billion. At least a third of that —or over $c billion—i s inflation. It is to be found in the inflated costs of national defense, aids to housing, agriculture, roads, aviation, business, development of natural resources and the expenses of S' L neral government. ECONOMY SLASHES ENDANGER DEFENSE When Congress talks about cut- Hug SO billion out of the President's $37.5 billion budget, however, It is not talking about wringing out these inflationary costs. It is talking about economizing to pay for them. Tlie slashes which Will have to be made in government costs are the penalties for allowing prices and wages to go up too much during the war. These cuts may endanger national defense. They may endanger America's position a s the world's number one power, for it costs money to maintain this position. The cuts will also force many people (o do without government aids 111(3 services to which they have grown accustomed. If the- congressional majorities which are supposed to have their ears to the ground hear the ritmb- 1'ngs of public opinion correctly, perhaps the country is ready for a retreat into more isolation and a i reduction of government activities. | But the real heart of the matter j i.= that these reductions are prl- 1 mnrilv necessary to meet the costs I of inflation. | This is where the people who fount the v.-ar years harping about !lie dangers of inflation can rise up from their graves and shout, "ffin't say we didn't warn you." .•••••••••*••••••••••••••••• I IN HOLLYWOOD By KRSKINK JOHNSON NF.A Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. March 1. CNEA) — We're back home again in Hollywood after our Junket trip to Salt Lake City and premiere of "Ramrod," Enterprise's western starring Veronica Lake and Joel McCrea. Crossing the desert, the sole .surviving celebrant of the three <iriys and nights wns Sonny Tufts, who didn't go to bed for three dnyj and three nights. Sonny likes to celebrate. "Hut I sleep sometimes, too." Sonny said. "Why. after a party at Jack. Oakie's house I went to bed and slept all day nnd all night and all the next day and all the next night. 1 woke up feeling fine. But I was a little confused. I couldn't remember what month it was! " We can report that the junket of ISO stars an rimembers of tho press wns a bis success. The whole town turned out for a big parade, the premiere, receptions, and dinners. The stars were mobbed everywhere they went by screaming fans and autograph collectors. It was a Ilirce-dny holiday. Naturally. Joel McCren took the biggest applause. BUNNY-HUG Al!TOOKArn "But." said Joel, "they make vou feel like Clark Gable except you know they'd do the saino thing for Joe E. Brown." Highlight of the trip: Richard Ney. loaded down with eight b.xgs and n pair of skis, left the train at Salt Lake and hopped another for New York, but only after Introducing the bunny-hug nutojsrnph. Here's the system. Ney put; his arms around the young indy otter- ing her Autograph book. He asks her to put her heart on his shoulder. Then he signs his name with the book resting against her biick Several hundred ladies enjoyed it. Judging by their squeals of delight. Perhaps this was the reason for Richard's break-up with Grcer Garsou. He probably put his arm around her one night and absentmindedly wrote, "Cordialiv vcnirs Richard Ney," on her CMC* ' " BILLY HAS COMPETITION Other highlights: A camera fiend asking comedian Billy Dp Wolf In pose for a photograph on the grounds of the famous Mormon Temple. Billy turned on his best Don Anieche smile. And the camera fiend said. "Please move a little to the right. Mr. De Wolfe. I wanna get the temple in the background." Everyone's reaction lo a small western town somewhere in Utah as the train whistled by at CO miles an hour: "Hnw rlitl Republic's western street get way out here?" The party's thrill to the 2000-foot ascent of (he Alta Ski Lift, "ft'3 a wonderful place to avoid -Sinatra records!" Richard Ney on skis. He should have left them home and brought a washboard. Harry Rosenthal, who plays the piano back to the Players Restaurant in Hollywood, being stopped on a street in Salt Lake by I wo natives. "Are you Wallace Beery?" asked one. "Yes." said Rosenthal. The native turned to his friend «nd said, "See. what did f tell you. Give me Ihe $10." And the man gave him the S10. Trcslon Foster Impersonating Larry Parks impersonating At Jolson in the club ear. The state of Utah making Joel McCrea honorary governor for two days. But in the midst of a liot political campaign Joel diplomatically refuser! to admit whether lie was Democrat or Republican. and hi.s teammates won the Northeastern team-of-four championship. — When South jumped to four hearts and West went to five clubs. Heart was confronted with quite a problem. There might be a sla'.n in the hand, and on the other hind, the spade suit might be bunched against him. However, he felt that his partner, West, would not have made a free bid of five clubs if he were not prepared to have East bid spades. West correctly passed ;hc McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Opponent's Jump Presents a Problem BY Wtl.MASI E. JIcKENNEY America's Card Authority Written far NEA Sen-ice Today's hand ^-as played by Cecil Hciid oj New York when hi A J V J 1083 » J 10-72 A Q 8 6 -1 Tournament—E-W vul.' South West North East Pass Pass I V .Double 4V 5 * Pass S A Opening—V 3 1 Hydraulics Engineers Make Indians Reception a Big Snow The DOCTOR SAYS Body Fatigue Is a Warning HV WILLIAM A. O'BKIJ-N, M. I). Written for NEA Service 'A S -body fatigue can result from physical aitivity, disease, deficient diets or emotional stress, it may be difficult to tell which lactor is responsible as more than one may be operating at the same time. 15Y FKI:I>I;RICK c. OTJIMAN (United Tress Staff Correspamlenl) WASHINGTON'. March l.-There is a. I'orla'oJe, silver-platod dingus In tills town with an engine in the bottom or it, thai .squirts champagne like Hit fountain of Versailles EP31X.S water. Guests al the fanciere brawls hold their long-stemmed glasses under the invades and get their own tubaly»;»[<>r. cafeteria style. This is an efficient and spectacular arrangement. So the other night the hydraulics engineers primed ihoir I'OMJ)- 'tain with half orange juice Bd h ' l ' r P incapl>lc iuicn all<i "P caine a reception for lii.s excellency. Asaf lo mun, it is an indication that further activity is not advisable While mild fatigue is a pleasant sensation whicli is relieved by rest or sleep, severe fatigue may result in prostration, and Inability to sleep. Majority of people today apparently shew signs of exsessive fatigue from their experience in the war years and the reconstruction an Infection, metabolic disturbance, or growth in the body. In the majority ol slowly developing infections caused by germs or viruses, excessive fatigue often is the most important warning sign, In tr.ierculosis the only sign of tlie disease may be unexplained fatigue. Internal cancer can cause weight loss, pallor and fatigue. Diabetics complain of fatigue because of their failure to utilize starch and sugar. Insufficient amounts of insulin permit a large amount of sugar to leave the body, through excretion, before it can be utilized. Excessive appetite, excessive thirst, and excessive secretion of urine in tired' individuals are caused by diabetes until it has been proved otherwise. MAY BE EMOTIONAL STRAIN Eating insufficient amounts ol protein foods .vitamins, or certain minerals can result In fatigue. Aging, tired persons with sore mouths should look to their diet for the possible cause. If you are eating a well-balanc-, ed diet, are free of infections or' other diseases and are getting enough sleep, your fatigue on rising in the morning could ''oe the result of emotional stress. As tlie day wears on if you feel better and if by night you are ready to go places and do things, you had bsttcr examine your attitude toward your job arid either change your work or try to become better adjusted to what you are doing. * * * QUESTION: My 1! - year -'old daughter has pinworms. Where did she get them nnd how can we get rid of Ulem? ^ ANSWER: she contracted them Irorri some person who had them. To get rid ef them it i s necessaiy 'or all members of the family to oe examine:! and those who are positive to l;e treated at the same too. * Seven hundred senators, amlns- sadors, generals, and assorted brass-hats with their wives in new spring millinery jammed the grand ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel to meet Asaf Ali. The scene looked as though Met- rp—Ooldwyn-Maycr might have staged it. There were sikhns in tmuans (with their whiskers bound In hair nets), Indian ladies wear- All in uchkhans and chudh-har pajamas. The food wa^ on a ta'Jlc a quarter of a block long. It included shrimp, fried oysters, sandwiches, hot lobster putties^ deviled eggs, stilads. caviar, cake, cookies, small pancakes wound on toothpicks, ice cream with straw-berries and a few doz3n other items I didn't personally sample. Everybody did well by the food except the society editors, wno stuttered over such names on the guest list as Fuzul Ahmed, Hassan Ali, Karam chand, Abkhar Khan, •Dhaj Lai and Bhola Singh. names and a hundred like them seem to go in a western ear and' out the other. So with no disrespect intended for the ambassador ' and his friends. I'll skip, the MSt. Let the society editors sulfer,\;*S? l( i What I did do was grab me a ' friendly Indian, help him set his fair share of the eats and find out about this sari and pajama business. It is not without interest: !An Indian beauty in a sari i:; a'bout as pretty a thing as these old eyes ever have seen; further- : more she never has to worry atout her sari going out of style. It is built exactly like her grandmother's. She starts with a petticoat. Then she takes seven yards of material, usually ot bennres si;k, and wraps around leaving atout 15 Years Ago In Blytheville-^- The William \v. "Brown Oppo Cycle. Engine Company has been organized as an Arkansas Trust to produce and market the new oppo cycle steam engine built by William W. Brown, local photographer and inventor. Backers of the company claim revolutionary features of the engine will produce 10 times I he speed and efficiency of the ordinary steam engine. Roy Hognn went to Memphis today to be with Mrs. Hogan who is undergoing treatment in the Baptist Hospital. Houston Secoy of Memphis spent file week end here with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Secoy. S. It. Eastburn announces his candidacy for alderman in the Second Ward. Sam Manatt, chairman of Hie Young Democratic Club, announces the appointment of Addison Smith, John Bage, Morris Moon and Graham Sudbury of this city, Roy Nelson of LeachvHte, Fred Fleeman of a yard hanging free at the shoulder, which she can use for a hat in case it's snowing. This, it seems to me, is n gootl idea antf undoubt- : :| edly saves money for her husband.-if The ambassador's pajamas were white wool and Ekin-tight. Wh.v;J| they are called pajamas is some-|J[ thing of a mystery. Nobody sleeps >l 'in'''em.- Over his pajamrts his ex--* cellcncy wore his achkhan. This/3 is a high-collared, knee-length coatj of iigured black silk. He ulso wore'S horn-rimmed eyeglasses and a 3 pieasccV expression. .i He stood there for an hour anct'^l a- half shaking hands; Then he " had a cup of the jui(» from fountain. Eventually I noticed^) crush ol Westerners in the la end of the room. Here was a bar*! for those whose 'stomachs are up- :;| set by fruit jiiise. The bartender j had a pitcher of martinis 4md one \ of Manhattans; He was half con- j cealed behind a series of posts.) This was for Hie benefit of those; Indians who don't approve of al- • cohol. • 1 Anyhow it was p. bood party even £1 though one of the guests, in an el embroidered achkhan and under-|l sized pajamas, weiu to sleep in?.| tlie middle of it. His mother said.T he was two. The only creatures lower than.I uininmnls known to have blood res-; sels in the retinas of their eyes are : eels. • One out of every three children' who uie under H years of age • as the result of an accident. Manila, and wclby Young of Oscc- ; , ola as new members of the executive! committee. j Representative HORIZONTAL, 1,3 Pictured U.S. representative, Mrs. George j} __ SGiaiU king of Eashan 1 1 Also 12 Dominion , e carre 13 Unit of energy -, * ., 15 Universal V Costly gray language ISSuppticatih 18 Daybreak R Eve n 9 Whirlwind uayoreaK inc i . (comb, form) ?§&>«««_ five-spade bi<l bcc.-.usc he had no quick tricks in anything but clubi. North won the opening heart !ea ( | with [he ac c and returned the three of diamonds, which Head Won with the king. lie played a small club to dummy's king ind returned a small spade, winning with the queen. North a careless player might, iiave led another club to dummy and North would have ruffed it, defeating th c contract. But Head realize^ that both North and South were marked with plenty of hcart.s. so he simply led the queen of hearts and trumped with the six of spades. The nine of spactes was lilayed back, North went in with the nee ana returned another diamond. Head won this and cashed his liigh trump, making the contract of five-odd. If East had passed five clubs, •j.-Ilh a spade opening, tlie opponents would have taken the first four tricks—the ace ot spades, a spade ruff, the ace of hearts and another spndc ruff. 19DM1 21 Rubber trees 22 Portend 24 Still 25 Gocidcss of infatuation 26 Tears 29 Prohibits 31 Quebec (ab.) 32 Wheat spikelct 33 Football term 34 Abound 36 Pedal digit 37 Soak flax 39 Ceremony 41 Ground 45 Employs 40 Half-cm 47 She is a member oC the i V. S. - 5p Symbol for tantalum- 51 Greek lellcr 53 Claws 54 Siic .55 Yes (Sp.) j 56 Exhausts ; 57 Symbol for j erbium 11 Carrying device !4 Departed 16 Pint (ab.) 17 Leave 20 Conventional decorum 23 Deportment 42 Amorous 27 Play on words glance 28 Harden 43 Press 29 Baseball stick «Loan 30 Reverential 45 We fear 33 Aims 35 Encountcrcr 36 Woody plant 38 Czar ^,.«., •JO Out of (prefix) 52 Sloth 41 Fillip 54 Him 48 Officers' train ing school (ob.) •19 Steamships <ab.) i 23 ST Tl

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