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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 29, 1949
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PAGE SEC "* THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS IBB OOURIBl NKW8 CO. M. m UA1KE8, PuNJiber JAMBB L. VBUtOKFF idrlor PAUL D HUMAN, AdleftUBt fete tUUuMl Advertising aepreeeoUtrtea: Wtlte** Winner to. *•• York. Cfakaco, Detroit Atlanta, PufeUcbed Kwy Afteraao* except fettered M •oood clup auttei «t UM ••it* at BlytttertUe, ****"*•* under act ol Coo, Octot*i t. 1117 Member at The SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •f carrier IE Uw city at Blvtotvtm of in; •uburbeii U>WD where carrlei service it .aauv Uined 'Me pet week 01 (J5c pel moolb ttj mall, wlLblr a radius, ol aU mile* (4.UU per year, $2.1)0 toi tiji months tl.00 foi three months; tor mall out,- id* 60 mil* ton* S10JOO per lew m advance Meditations Wherefore be Jt not unwise but understanding what the will of the Lord is.—Ephesbna i:il. • * * The great need today In every phase of our social, economical and political life ta understanding. It has always been so, but today the need it even greater.—Charles Hook. Barbs Fingernail tints harmonize with costumes this iummer. Maybe father should buy a blacSc suit. + * * When you we a man looking for trouble it'i almost a sure bet that he Is single. * * * If fishermen must tell tall tales they at least should keep 'em short. The male mosquito k said to be harmle: the lady dolnf (he buzzing and biting. We tearn valuable lescoas from studyIng insects. * * * With so many labor-saving devices to keep going, woman's work is, never done. Tax Funds Wasted, Committee Asserts In 1938 defense expenditures in the United States were in round numbers, ?1,000,000,000. The Army, Navy and Air Force now spend around fl5,000,000,000 annually, and in the opinion of the Citizens Committee for Ui* Hoover Report on plans for reorganizing the executive branch of-the federal government, we now are wasting as much as was spent in 1938. The figures indicate that it is high tim« that such waste of the taxpayers' money is curbed. . To the citizens of the United Stales, this hioriey wasted for defense is just «s real as money which goes to meet the'grocery bills. Defense alone now is costing Americans an average of $100 per person per year.' efore World War I this fiugre was $2.25 and in 1938 it •was $8. Sound-thinking men who assisted the Hoover Commission have suggested that the nation should guard against damaging or destroying our national economy through waste of resources of the taxpayers, and asserted that it may be the strategy of "our ideological opponents to waaken our defenses by maneuvering us'into unwise use of our resources, human and material." It is to the interest of every good citizen to eliminate waste in government, by encouraging those responsible for efficient administration of governmental affairs to do their full duty as worthy servants. Badness In Business Not Due to Bigness Twice recently prominent Americans have dwelt on the question whether great size in business brings us too many social evils. Charlus E. \Vilson, head of General Electric, largest in its field, pounced on President Truman for objecting to bigness. He said: "Tin's is pure nostalgia for the horse and buggy days of business, plus a fear that while bigness may be economically good, it is socially bad." Wilson couldn't see any reason why bigness should be-viewed as leading inevitably to badness. He drew no answer from the ['resident. But an indirect reply came from Justice William 0. Douglas of the U. S. Supreme Court. Dissenting from a court decision in an anti-trust case that went against the Standard Oil Company of California, Douglas found occasion to take sharp aim at what he termed "the curse of bigness." To set forth all his varied complaints against bigness would be impossible in a short space. But we quote him on the one he apparently rates most important: "Beyond all there is the effect on the community when independents are swallowed up by the trusts, and entrepreneur! become employe* of absents* Bl/YTHEVTT.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS owner*. Then there is a serlotn losi of citizenship. Local leadership in diluted. H« who wa» a leader in the village become* dependent on outsiders for his action and policy." We wonder if that really is the inescapable price of bigness. Some monster corporations are managed in a way that seems to refute the Uoujflas argument. A big automobile maker with geographically scattered plants gives the various plant managers a high degree of independent authority. A large midwcstern department store with manufacturing subsidiaries does the same. And there are many others. These unit managers are no figureheads. They have genuine policy-making and administrative responsibilities, and in consequence they are held strictly accountable for performance. Admittedly, however, big companies of this kind are not the rule. They can't obscure the fact that countless giant firms are highly centralized, with absent- tee control exercised from the lop. But at least the known examples of decentralized authority suggest a possible answer to this particular "social evil" of bigness. Wherever business bigness can be shown conclusively to be economically good for the country, it seems to us wise to let it stand. If the bigness has brought with it a train of social evils, let us then attack them witli all our imaginative vigor until we beat them. Certainly this is more forward-looking than trying to reconstruct the economic conditions of an earlier day, in the probably vain hope we will thereby recapture the "social good" that existed then. • • » Two Possibilities The largest privately owned yacht in the world, a KOOO.OOO craft built for Adolf Hitler, is now on exhibit in New York. The present owner, George Aridas of Lebanon, says he wants to use the nearly 4000-ton vessel in ways that would have annoyed Der Fuehrer most. Here are a couple of suggestions, Mr. Aridas: Put the good ship Grille to work ferrying Hitler-persecuted Jews from -Europe lo a new homeland in Israel. Provide some well-deserved vacation cruises for thousands of other distraught Europeans who were among those thai felt the crunch of the Hitler heel. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 VIEWS OF OTHERS if Congress Permits President Truman announced his first governmental reorganization plan quickly—as soon sj he signed the bill giving him authority to rearrange the executive branch. This will be a good measure—it Congress will let It lie. Mr. Truman said he was disappointed because the bill permits a majority of cither lionise to veto any of his planning. The weakness ot such a proviso was demonstrated in 1930 when every one of a series of plans wliich Uien President Hoover submitted was killed by a one-house veto. Now Congress should be agreeable to the spectacle of a Democratic President following plans outlined by a Republican ex-President, since Mr. Hoover directed the Commission on Reorganization ol the Government. No purely partisan opposition ought to appear in this question. Of first importance is the Truman-Hoover proposal lo mass the Federal Security Administration and other offices under a single Department ot welfare. At present 28 separate agencies ctcal with the confused welfare situation, ana U it makes sense or efficiency to unify the armecl services, certainly it is reasonable to unity 2B offices dealing with any single subject. Bringing order from this maze ol bureaucracy is not the only purpose of a Wellare Department. Elevation ol such worl; under a tenth Cabinet department would emphasize the Importance which the realm o! individual care ana social security has assumed in Government. Perhaps in Congress there are some who agree with former Secretary Byrnes' sudden complaint about the dangers of a welfare stalt. 1'fiis attitude not only rejects 17 years ot history, but repudiates the popular demand tor Government to do what private Interests cannot do, or at least have not done. In advancing human wellare. Congresses have balked real organization ol the executive department In the T»lt, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover and Roosevelt aammt- itralions, though permitting some improvements. President Truman rants reorganization. It will be tip to Congress therefore, whether the on-lhe- whole fine and thoroughgoing work o! t'he Hoover commission Is utilized for the more ellicicnt and less o»tly functioning of the Government. -ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY 1 campaigned on the Pair Deal Program, and I will continue to work In the caus« of the Pair Deal.—Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. (D). ot New York, affirming his loyalty to the Democratic ( majority in the HOUM. 'Who, Me?' PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Labor, Wooing Farmer, Discovers Business Has Alienated Affections By Peter Krfson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. (NBA)—Efforts by organized labor leader! to woo farmer support for union political objectives are now becoming pretty obvious. The recent Des Moines, Ja., Democratic farm-state conference saw this lovc-inaking right out in the open. Some observers called it more of labor conference than a farm conference. The main idea was to sell the Brannan farm program to the midwest political leaders.. But Jack Kroll of the CIO-PAC, Jim Carey of CIO. Joe Keenan of the API, Labor League for Political Education, A. P. Whitney of the Trainmen and Cy Anderson of the Railway Brotherhoods' congressional liaison staff were much In evidence. Their main theme was to tell the fanners how much they had in common with the laboring men of the cities. An American litical alliance before. The farmer-laborer po- never has worked Farm-Labor Party movement nf the 1920's was more of farmer thai was wrecked lalwr movement, when the Communists tried to take it over and nnke a European model peasant- worker movement out of it. The "ommies also tried to lake over the Farmers' Union, but failed. Farmers' Union now works with CIO on on food. To that extent U. S. farmers and laborers an have common interests. But any real affinity between U. S. farmers and laborers is going to be hard to build up. Farmer Is Businessman, Says NAM For some years National Association of Manufacturers has had • Committee on Agricultural Relations. It has been busy in farm areas, trying to persuade the farmer that he was a "businessman" and not a "laboring man." This idea has taken hold. One motive of the business groups In wooing the farmers has been to gain farm support for legislative programs wanted by business. Union political leaders are now wooing the farmers to gain farm support for measures wanted by organized labor. Simple analysis of the farmers' political strength shows why. The farm bloc Congress and in state legislatures wields power far In cess of proportionate farm population. There are only 6,000.000 farms ui the Uniiert Stales and only 20 percent of the population can properly lw classified us farmers. But farmers wield far more than 20 per cent of the strength In all U. S. law-making bodies. It is really more than 50 per cent. Antiquated election laws and gerrymandering of election districts are largely responsible. Also, more than half the slates are built on an fully and know that they'll never get any place till they have farm support (or their program. Union-Farmer Friction Evident But there are other factors. State labor organisation officials have been complaining to Washington that most of the state laws banning the closed shop have been sponsored as "labor peace" or "anti-strike" bills by'American Parn Bureau leaders. This has built up considerable anti-Farm Bureau sentiment at union headquarters Farm Bureau President Allen Kline has been trying to quiet it in recent months and has been giving support to the unions' drive for n "Labor Extension Service" like the Agricultural Service. Teamsters' Union activity in stopping farm trucks from delivering produce to cities lias of course angered many farm leaders. In a few states-Iowa. Kansas and Colorado for instance—Fnrm- Labor Councils are beginning to appear. But Ihcy have no great Influence as yet and the Grange or ' "" ' Inside Story of U.S. Relations With China Soon May Be Bared cases may Th* DOCTOR SAYS BY KDWIN P. JORDAN, M. I) Written for NEA Service Brucellosis, or undulant fever Is in important disease In ht'r, 11 beings About 4000 cases are re- Porled in the United States every year. There are undoubtedly many more not reported because the chronic form of the disease is exceedingly difficult to diagnose and even many acute not oe recognised. In a typical acute attack there Is lever, a chilly feeling, loss of weight, excessive sweating, headaches and pains In the muscles. At times a slight rash on the skin is observed. The fever tends to rise and fall In a wavelike manner which gives the disease It common name of undulant fever. Symptoms of the disease are not always typical, however, and therefore many cases slip by without being recognized. In the chronic, long-lasting types diagnosis may be particularly difficult INFECTS ANIl-^r.S Several animals can be infected ilh brucellosis, especially hogs cattle, sheep and goals. Until recently it was thought that almost all human infections came from drinking the milk or entlng meat from Infected animals. Although infections do arise in this way. there are many cases which have started from direct contact with the meat of slaughtered animals Skin tests are helpful in tracking down the disease in some cases; blood test is helpful in other' A I'ompletely reliable test has not yet been found. Avoidance of brucellosis Is most important. Drinking only pasteurized milk would do away with the danger of acquiring the disease from milk. Elimination ot the disease in dairy and meat animals Is also important. Campaigns against animal brucellosis are now being carried out in many parts of the country. Treatment has not been too successful. Recently promising results have been reported with the use of streptomycin and a slufa drug in combination. * * • Note: Dr. Jordan h unable lo answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most Frequently asked questions In his column. QUESTION: Do sclerosis of the mastoirt cells and chronic otitis media mean the same thing? ANSWER: They do not mean exactly the same thing but they are very likely both the results nf the same chronic infection Involving the deeper portions of the ear ant the mastoid processes lying back of Union representation is Farmers' small. They have one common bond In Ihe growth of the* co-operative movement. The Republican Party Anti- took an anti-co-op line in the last omy that Is nany objectives, but is not directly affiliated with it as an organization. Labor organizations can endorse programs which the farmers want. I cultural. And farmers today generally rec- | In the U. S. Senate where ognize that they can have no pros-j stale has equal reprcsentatio are high and industrial^-ork- furaMn^t's''^!^^^^^^!!^ eis have plenty of money to spend I bor ,«litical leaders realize- predominantly agri- Lathis campaign and thereby lost many voters in the northwest particularly, where the co-op movement Is strong' The Democrats on the other hand have endorsed the co-op movement, ment. The Democratic Parly is of course wooing both labor and farm elements because it found in the last election that the votes of both were valuable for staying In power. IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne .Johnson NEA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) - There's an amusing coincidence (o the remake of Milton Berle's only successful movie. "Tall. Dark and Handsome," Just six he's returning to star in a Warner film. Tiie remake is "Turned Up Toes." with Paul Douglas, Keenan Wynn "1 Jean Pclers. Ever since Bcrle clicked on television, Kceimn's lather, veteran comedian Ed Wynn. has been -screaming that licrlc stole his style. Now. In the remake. Keenan is playing the role Berle created in the original Did you hear about the fellow who borrowed one of Jane Russell's .•.wealer.s for a masquerade party? He put it on backwards and went as a camel. • • * Eliz.ibeth Taylor's friends arc predicting she'll retire from the screen when she marries William Pawley in 1950. . . . Merle Oberon is ill in London and may undergo surgery. . . . Dinah Shore will be Ja.'k Benny's drsl guest on his first TV show this fall. Nrw I^nllynond saying Indlcal- ITIK doubt: "Oh. that's a lot of StromhflH." Howard Hill. Ihe archer, will star In a (tin-length color Him. "Africa the Beautiful." it's barked by Texas B.T Krskine Johnson Staff Correspeondent and was called lo Warner's home which was infested with rats. Warner spied Bogart in the basement working an exterminator gun immediately visualized him with a machine i;un in his hand and hired him on the spot to play a gangster. • * » M-G-.M just laid out S50.COO to a Fox ?iory analyst. M-u-ge Decker and her collaborator, Bane Lyndon. for a Gable yarn, "lo Please a " about a lady column- automobile race driver Bob Taylor wants lo money. do another prizefight story. "Come Out Fighting:." which director Roy Rowland owns. Shooting Star J. Carrol NMsh's version of how Jack Warner phrey Bogart "discovered" Hum- has the town In stitches. Bogart, according to Naish. wns workins for n Ixv An- Selcs rodent exieiminaior company Lady." Us i-st and who graduates from midgets to Indianapolis. . . . The prettier they are. the more they want to be mussed up on Hie screen. Jc-an Peters would like to do "Carmen" as the dirty, unkempt gypsy that xl\r wxs Gene Tierney is telling F"X 'he w mi Ls to play another role like she lutd in "Tobacco Road." • • » -Jack Giilorri claims a night C ' UD comedian can't afford lo be too funny these days. A Hollywood tal- fnt scout might be in Ihe audience and riiiu his chances for television. • • + Akiai Tamiroff is beinp paged for a Broadway revival of "The Bad Man." . . . The Llla Leeds nrilcitie, "The Devil's Weed." has one se- qvK-nre prarticallv dupltcatina the arres! of Bob MHchum in that Hollywood bungalow. . . . Judy Garland's latest film. "In the Good Old Summertime." was sneak-previewed the other night and there McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Bj William E. McKenney America's Card Authority Wriltfn for NEA Service Poor Opening Lead Allows Ovcrtricks Mrs. R W. Pieper ot Markcsan, WIs., wife of the editor-publisher of the Markcsan Herald, sent me today's hand. In her letter she said the hand came up at one of their "dessert-bridges." Mrs. A P. Hoxie. wife of a local dentist, sat. through Mrs. Hoxit * AQ576 » ,1 2 * A K 7 AK2 V 1087 6 4 * AQ64 N W E 5 Dealer A q j o * K 953 * J Mrs- ricptr * J 1085 if N'one • 1087 t.Q 109652 Bubbcr—E-\v vul South Pass \Vtsl PaFJ I\iss Po« Opening— 4 North 1 * 3 A 1 * 4 * F',15! Z3 'hree tables of bridge with a blank 'core before she picked up th;s om Mrs Pieper thought that East were plenty of cliecrs— and Irony -'"d West should have bid a little lo her closing song number. "I Don't Carp Sore Hrads numbei of head injuries is on Ihe increase, because of the development pqrtntion. of mechanical trans- according to the Encyclopedia Brllanntca. Read Courier Ncwi Want Ads more in hearts. Well, if West did bid five tienrt.s, north would old live spades. With this type ol bidding East might think it was worth a si xheart sacrifice; and being vulnerable, this might take a heavy Also, with East and West both bidding hearts and diamonds, it was not likely that North and South woulri lose a heart trtck. and J5 Yeats Ago In BlytheYille — Mr. and Mrs. A. Oonway left 10- day for California where they will spend two months. Mrs. Sam Floreman and children returned yesterday from Chicago where they attended the Century of rosjre.5S Exposition. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Holipeter and aranddnughter Jane left today for Lake James, La., their sumi :hey mi^ht not lose more than one \ :iiamond trick. So by further bidding, East and West might push North and South into a makeablc slam contract. However, as it happened. North and South could be neld lo five spades, while East and West could make only four hearts. Bast led the singleton jack of clubs, which Mrs. Hoxie won with dummy's queen. She took the spade finesse, and now she made seven- odd. By the process of elimination I think the singleton jack of clubs was not the best opening. Remember that originally West nad passed. Therefore, it was not likely tnat R.r DeW'Ht MacKeniie AP Vareiin Affairs Analyst Secretary of State Acheson saya the complete Inside story of American relations with China may be :old soon. It should be a best seller. This statement was more or lean coincident with two striking developments In the U.S. Senate. In one case several senators took the floor to criticize the American policy toward Nationalist China. In trjjf 1 other. 21 senators (15 Republican^ and 6 Democrats) sent President Truman a letter asking for assurance that t h e United Slates wouldn't recognize the Communist regime but would conlinue to support the Nationalist government. Observers figure that this senatorial reaction may speed publication or the report. However, it's clear that any detailed discussion of the American government's feelings about China might be a de- ciclely delicate matter. After all, it will be passing strange if the State Department hasn't had some poignant eirlicisms to make of CMiinese Nationalist ineflciency. That wouldn't tie of much comfort or aid to a government fighting for its life against communism. Naturally the paramount questions involved are those raised in the senatorial letter—whether America shall continue to support the Nationalist government and whether she shall refuse U> recognize a Communist government. Satisfactory answers call for much more detail than Is implied in the general phrasing of the questions. Sympathy With Nationalist* Thus far Washington has taken, the general attitude that it wouldn't recognize any Communist regime so long as a responsible nationalist government existed. The U. S. A. wasn't going to do anything to contribute to the Nationalist collapstt^ Well and good, but what constit?' utes a "responsible government?" What responsibilities must It meet in order to classify? How much of the country must the Nationalists control to be "responsible"? Then of course there arises the red-hot question of whether the United States, in conflict with communism the world over, should recognise a Chinese Communist government at all. Those querias need official answer, since anything short of what U pure speculation. In the past the international practice frequently ha* been to gram recognition to a government when it was a going concern-really In control of the territory it represented. Such recognition didn't In itself mean an endorsement of the government or an expression of approval, it merely meant [hat the government wa.s In fact a going concern, that Is, it was a,-"de facto" government. Actually in the past many governments have been given -such recognition when they didn't meet with the full approval nf the granlers. Why then the recognition? Because envoys couldn't be sent to the new governments without recognition, and the country withholding recognition would thus be handicap-^j ped in securing vital information," Practical Action Anticipated Of course, the question of recognition in China hasn't yet arisen. When it does one would expect that the big Western powers—America, Britain and Prance—would act in unison. And there are many observers who won't find It surprising if they act on a "practical basis," that is, grant recognition to a Communist regime if it Is a going concern in control of a large part of the country. And if the Nationalist government at the same tim« is a going concern In another party of china, why Its recognition would , be continued. However, ihat's speculation on mr See MACKENZIE on Pane » home wiiere they will spend th« summer. Ten couples had R picnic last evening a t Barfield. A cold supper was served in the moonlight and Wost held two aces. If she held only radio music enjoyed. The group one ace, it must be the ace of dia- met at the home of Miss Peggy monds, due lo the diamond bid. I McKcel. Big Hare Answer to Previous Pturte HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted hare I I Claw 12 Interstices M Giant king of Bashan to Observes 17 Lou' Latin fab.) IS Regret 2t) Rosy spinel 21 Small (Scot.) 21 Calming 22 Season 2S Bridge 24 Sillk 5 Wading bird 0 Moltusk genu 7 Iioney producers a CaMte qenus !) Not (prefix) lOGcmara 11 Body 1:1 Puff up 16T,-mtr,lum (symbol) l!> Ovals 32Sm,ill holding .13 P.inrw seaport 3o Exchanges 3!> Yawn t.1 Person 46 Man's ndirt* 17 Spanish rival as Shield bearing 2 - 1 U lives on Ihe in Brain passage 50 Comparative ----26 Vein of ore 27 Offense 28 Near 29 Parent 30The Saviour (ah.) 32 Plate 34 Insect eggs 36 To the sheltered side 37 Winler precipitation 38 Kind of lettuce 39 Presents 44 Gazelle !5 East Indies (nb.) 46 Dispositions 48 Pages (ab.) 49 Pullman car SI fruits 53 Commands 54 E?c.ipcii VERTICAL I Fierce cats 1 Boy's nickname 3 Peruse t Round handle western --.31 Bent down -tins --- ar used for fell 52 Pronoun

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