The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 11, 1949 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 11, 1949
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• FAGS FOOT (ARK.) COURIER MONDAY, JULY 11,-lMf VOt BLYTHEV1LLJD COURIER NEWS MQL D, CU1L4M, Co. NM Tork. ferer? AMmom bc*pi fxandti tMoM elui •*£•> •* Uw pa •Ac* •* •tytiWTlUe, ArksjiiM, under Ml of Oo»- t t, Ull. at The AmxfcUd fre» BOTfiCRIPTIOH OATH: •f «vrfer IB the dtj <* BJjt&ertU* or uy suburb*:) town where carrier eenlee » aiaiix tamed. Me per week, 01 85c p« oontb. By mill, •llhlr a rsdlui o! SO rnllee, HOD pel yetr. *S.OO lor ta month* »1 00 (or three by aull outrkte 50 mil* tone $104)0 per payable in advance Meditations Um a Bun that )« halt? In hi. words? there Is more hope at a lo*l than •< him.— There is danger when a man throws his tongue into high gear before he gets his brain a-going.— C. C. Phely*. Barbs There are more and more women drivers every year—and still we have those unsightly fireplugs. . « * Early U, bed and early l« ri» makes a man healthy—anil Uncle Sura wealthy. « * • Maybe the men who work late at the office <» often have read that most accident* occur In the home. » • • Sallmc Is very popular [his season, prortni people are optimists—hoping all the wind hasp 1 teen used in Washington. * * • A dude ranch Is where it's too painful lo ride horseback by the lime you learn how. Undtncy to j«*r «t military le*d- •r*, icoff at warnings and ignor* their requests, for funds. When war trupts, h« added, peopl* then suddenly want th« military "to apend billions in furious haste, to recruit in a matter of months millions of men who never held a rifle before, to organize global operations touching places most Americans never heard of. . ." It is time the American people real- ise how great -is the responsibility of preparedness, said Bat'uch. \Ve hop* they can be made to realize. With the atomic bomb and the guided missile, war has passed beyond the stage where any nation, even one a* powerful as ours, can enjoy the luxury of leisurely mobilization. Everyone, from the President on down, has to face that fact. Baruch's warning is wise and timely. Delay in Mobilization of Resources Could Be Fatal Bernard Baruch, 77-year-old adviser to presidents, had some blunt advice f*or President Truman the other day. It was this: Get a plan for total mobilization in event of war, «nd get it fast. The elder statesman largely blamed th« President for the fact that "with the cold war dragging into its fourth year, w« will still lack any effective plan for the swiftest possible mobilization of our resources to insure reaching our Allies in time." Any further delay, BarucK said, would be a "needless gambit with our national security, a needless invitation ... to disaster." Baruch speaks with authority in this field. In World War I, he headed the War Industries Board, an agency comparable to the War Production Board in the recent war. His experience and wisdom as a mobilizer of resources were put to frequent use during World War II. Baruch, in a commencement address before the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, pointed out that a National Security Resources Board was • created by Congress lo develop stand-by plans for industry in case of war. When this agency attempted to act, it was, as you know, prevented from doing so," he said. "It has still to be heard from." Baruch explained later to a reporter that he had reference at that point to a mobilization plan actually drafted by the resources board but turned down by Mr. Truman. The administration denied any plan ever won full board approval or was considered by the President. But even if Baruch should prove wrong on this score, the administration's statement amounts to a confession of inaction that supports his main complaint. Moreover, several months ago, tli.e board chairman, Arthur M. Hill, resigned and has not been replaced. The President did nominate Mon C. Wallgren, his old Senate crony and former Democratic governor of Washington, to the post. But he canceled the nomination at Wallgren's request after a Senate committee shelved the appomtmnt. It seems to us the President's duty is to choose a suitable head for the resources board at the earliest moment. Even allowing for the normal difficulties of luring competent men into government service these days, we think too much time has elapsed without satisfactory board leadership. When he names a man, Mr. Truman should encourage him to proceed forthwith to weld a mobilization program for the necessary congressional action. By the same token, Congress, backed by alert Americans, should do its part speedily so this action will not be much longer in its present state of unprepared- ness. Baruch deplored the popular peac«- VIEWS OF OTHERS One Cause of the Holiday Toll Over the Fourth of July more than (00 persona seir. killed, about half of them in automobile crashes, Here is tragedy which 1s doubly sorrowful because it Is to unnecessary. There is nothing Inevitable about the death toll which has become the accompaniment of America's enpoyment ol its leisure. A little more courtesy behind the wneel, a little less pointless speed, a little more regard for the safety rules—on and oH the. highways—could save many a life. A little more caution about who is allowed to drive an automobile also would help a lot. President Truman .was sadly riant when he uld that "a man from an Insane asylum could walk into • drug store in. Missouri, lay down 2S cents and walk out with a driver's license." But even this presidential rebuke was not enough to move the Missouri Legislature to adopt * sensible drivers' test law. U almost did so. But In the end, this safegusrd of human lives was deemed unimportant enough to be Itlt on tne unfinished business list. It ought to have a ritgh priority when the legislature reconvenes. And It ought 10 be whipped into better thape than it is now.—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 'The Universal Man' There Is something astonishing and reauur- ing about the Interest the Goethe Bicentennial I* arosing. The great convocation of scholars »t Aspen, Colorado, Is only the moat noti&le of the many celebrations being held at universities and Intellectual centers throughout the world to honor the "world's list truly universal man." The Renaissance Idea of the "universal nun," as exemplified by such figures u Da Vinci and Ooethe, has fallen on bad day* In our era ol intensive specialization. The humanistic genius which takes all knowledge lor its Held U baffled by a world in which the g»P between technical achievement and ethical Insight aMtns steadily to deepen. Yet the ideal of "culture" remains— that self-knowledge, self-enrichment, and selt-dlscl- pliue which Qolht united with the Ideal oJ service. Man still strives for universality, and for Goethe the striving was ail. The arrival of Dr. Albert Schwftltier for the Aspen convocation is a reminder that even today the universal genius is not totaJly lacking. In thli magnificent figure—philosopher, theologian, mu- lician, physician, missionary—we find a combination of wide learning and selfless devoUon which spans the gap between the Ideal world of scholarship and the humblest practical necessities of the African natives he serves. The almost fabulous respect he has earned throughout the world Is or a piece with the fame of his master, Goctrw. Yet there is a difference. Humanism has been proved Inadequate to bring the modern world Into a single system of universal values. Only purified religion can find the universal man beneaUl the diversity of functions In our Babel-minded world. It is the religious motivation behind Dr. Schweitzer's work that hints at a new unlversaiism which, going beyond both Goethe and Schweitzer, would unite Kience and art, worship and healing, self-culture and service. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY Remember When It Used to Make You Drool? American Occupation of Japan becomes Center in Cold War DOCTOR SAYS ta Utria V. Jerslaa, K. D, WritiM far MEA Serrke A tiny animal parasite which Is called, trlchlnella spiraUs U the .use of a rnthtr common disease known as trichinosis. Inf action most often from eating improperly cooked pork « pork products. Cooking destroys these tiny animal parasites but Infected meat which has not been er.Urely heated through frequently contains live trichlnellae. A recent outbreak reported from Iowa Is typical. Members of a Ladles' Aid Group gathered together for their regular bi-monthly meet- ng, at which sandwiches were served; made from mixed hun, hard- wiled eggs and mayonnaise. The outcher shop had prepared the meat by grinding up a large sausage which was said to be "a cheap type of sandwich meat which sells rapidly." Symptoms Developed The meat was eaten on Dec. 15, 1943. The first active signs began to appear just before the Christmas holidays. Patients complained of cramps in the abdomen, diarrhea, nausea ,and chills and fever. Later, pains in the muscles set in with stiffness of the neck, puf(i- ness under the eyes, and swelling of the glands of the neck. The reason for the musclar symptoms is that these tiny animal parasites actually enter and Irritate the muscles. PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Mrs. Mesto Has Luxembourg Agog; G/ Benefits Still Much in Demand WASHINGTON —(NBA)— A U. I. official just returned from Luxembourg says that little Grand Dutchy is all agog over the apuont- menl of Washington's number one hostess Perle Mesta as Us U.S. Minster. Shortly after President Truman's appointment of Mrs. Mesta was announced, there was a big state dinner In Luxemborg City. Mrs. Mesta was the number one topic of conversation. At one point the Luxembourg Minister of Tour- got up and snnounced he was now going to re-sign. When somebody shouted. "Why?" he replied: "Now that Ihe famous Mrs. Mesta Is coming to our country, there i.i no longer any need for my services. She will attract so many vis itors here that there will be no reason for us to worry about the problem." til Bill Still Booming General belief that GI bill of rights expenses would begin to taper off next year is now being revised. The original assumptlor was that four years after the enc of the war. a majority of the veterans wanting higher educatioi ould have applied for it. Slighi ustness recession and resulting un •nployment In 1949 have changec picture. Veterans thrown ou work have been applying toi national and high school training increasing numbers. Result wa .at congress was asked for (200. 50,000 deficiency appropriation t' ke care of the new rush for G enefits. 'hat a Difference a Decade Makrs The road on which we are traveling leads lo » precipice at the foot of which clearly emerges the totalitarian state.—Lord Mllverton, member of the English House ot lx>rds, announcing his resignation from the British Labor Party. • » » These (Big Four Foreign Mlnisleri) conferences from now on Mem to me to be like the tteam gauge on a boiler They Indicate lh« pressure which has been built up.—Secretary ot State Dean Acheson. • • • The pig is most courageous, and 1 am sure he would not squeal while having hit throat cut without good reason,—S. Ramsey, British member of Parliament, urging more humane methoeu in the slaughtering of nog*. * • • It would be misreading of the economic portents to mistake healthy readjustment lor dangerous recessions. We have never before had an economy so well buttresaed ajalnit any excessive downswing.—Vice President BarKJey. * • * When a government attempts to redistribute lo the citizens more than the cltlzena can produce .inflation and. dictatorship are the inevitable result.—Rep. John D»v!» lxxUe r *R) of Connecticut. » • • We have to work for peace, both the American* and the Russian*. They can werlc together if they want to.—Andrei Oromyko, first deputy I Soviet foreign minuter. DUdget has changed in 10 years. •neasured in terms of per capita xiienditures: In 1939 the government spending S8 per person m national defense. Today the igure is $98 per person. In 1939 he government spent 15 cents per person on international affairs. Today it is $36 per person. In 1939 he governmenl spent *4 per person on care of veterans. Today it is 538 per person, in 1939 interest ou he public debt cost 17 per person. 1'ociay it is 537 per person. Brass Turns Green—or Blue New offices assigned to big brass at the Pentagon are being decorated in one of the two colors—"Eisen- lio-Acr green." or "Marshall blue." Top officials get their choice of which shade they waul on their svalls. when Gen Eisenhower re- lurucd from Europe, he had one of • Pentagon painters mix up a particular shade of green for his office. Hci\ce the name "Eisenhower Hoffman tells this story to show how European industry must be modernized. In 1928 Hoffman was sent to Europe to inspect a Studebaker repair and service center that was losing money. He took along a U.S. repair cost sheet for comparison. It showed, for instance, that cost of a valve grinding job in the U.S. was then t»95. with one mechanic working at 70 cents an hour. In England Hoffman found that valve grinding charge waft around $19. with three men working on the job at about W, 35 anc 25 cents an hour. British labor costs were actually higher than in the United States because all wortc was done by hand. The U.S. mechanic used power-driven tools and completed the job In less time. Talent I.eer yof Government Job: Retiring Munitions Board Chair, man Donald Carpenter found tha one of his biggest problems in government was to get good men This kind of outbreak of trichinosis is all too common. Certainly the best safeguard against this dls- ase other than attacking it in hogs nd careful Inspection of meat which of^ course are the responsl- .llity ot hog raisers and sanitary nspectors respectively) a thorough coo tins of ill pork products. Note: Dr. Jordan it unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will anawer one ol the most frequently asked questions In his column. QUESTION: What can be done to halt the growth of my 11-year- old girl who is five leet seven inches tall? ANSWER: Unfortunately there ix no satisfactory method for slowing down growth of this kind, The greater part of a girl's growth, however, Ls over at the age of 12 or 13. and it Is comparatively slow ifler that time. By Jasswe ». White Ar reretg* Neva AauUyat (For DeWIU HUffaaff) As the cold war moves In oa the American occupation of Japan, one of the first big problem* Is this: Are the Japanese police going to Indulge In some good old-fashioned terror before Communist agitation Is dealt with? It's all very complicated. For Instance, one root of the problem Is the fact that there are too many people in Japan. This means workers than Jobs. It means many people working for the lov- •. ernment. It means a government , ' afraid to fire them. ; , This government h*s a lot of ' pre-war politicians In It. like Prem- i ier Yoshlda. His cabinet, and thoe* ; of earlier post-war premiers, have j been told many times to cut ex- : • penses, to run a more efficient ad- : ministration : Last winter occupation officials i got specific. They said "balance -! the budget." I The government stalled. Finally It \ was told to weed out some of the ; deadwood nrnon* Its own employes. '. : Easy (» Find Trouble • It turned to the bloc of wern- s ment workers who are most h'^'v ,' organized and under strong leftist : Influence—Ihe railway and communications workers. If It was look> Ine for trouble, it found It. It was explained that firing: the j. proposed 160,000 workers actually i meant that only 140.000 would Vse j their jobs, because the other 20.000 > were fictitious names on the pay- i ' roll. It seems this Is an old Japanese custom so that annropriations • for government departments can i be kept high. i Naturally, there was trouble with i the workers, with the Communists [ enehig them on. Rieht In the middle -, Russia suddenly decided to return \ thousands of Japanese prisoners of ' 4 , war held since V-J Day. By now r they were thoroughly indoctrinated |y_.| and m«nv joined in the riots strikes. They defied Ihe police, mong other things, which brings ';; us to the question of the day—the -jl police. • -, j jl Keening law and order Is harder )'; now. The Japanese government be- { ' gan talking about reorganising the I police along lines which would re- j store some of their pre-war power, ; which was plenty. . ' Premier Yoshida tried to fire one j 15 Vears Ago In green." It's medium dark and easy i from private industry for special on the eyes. "Marshall blue" was the color Secretary Marshall had chosen for his office interior dec- orntiou scheme, several years before. Military Wedding IShotgun Style) MJT.X Leva, counsel to the secretary of defense, describes unification of the armed services this way: The Army was the eager bridegroom and the Navy was the reluctant bricie. The Air Force was the unwanted child that arrived before the wedding ceremony was performed. Europe Needs Industrial Overhaul This is how composition of U.S. Marshall Plan Administrator Paul ' was over. jobs. Out of 250 recommended executives he tried to recruit, only six showed, any interest and oniy three signed up. Main objection was not lower government pay, but fear that a year or two In government service would make the executive lose hts chance for promotion in his own company. After this experence, Carpenter advocated a pEan whereby big companies would agree Co let their rising young men enter government service for limited periods with the assurance they would get a promotion in their own business after it Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bonifield, formerly of her and now of Sikeston, Mo,, ar« spending th* weekend with Mr. and Mrs, P. B Joyner. Miss OU Bob Harris hw returned from a visit in Memphis. Ensign and Mrs- Harold McDonald are guests of their uncles. Ira •nd A. C. Haley for a f«w days. Ensign McDonald formerly lived here with his parents. Mr and Mrs. M- A. Isaacs and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Chamblin have gone to Current River beach, near PM»hont*s. Aric., where they joined B. G. West who is vacationing there. The cottontail rabbit is hunted not only by man, but by hawks, owls, foxes, weasels, cats, dogs and ny camivprous animal. N HOLLYWOOD BT Erskinr Johnson EA Staff Corr«*p«0ndeiit HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — Maybe r. Ssun Goldwyn knows what he's oing. But it seems to me there's no eliing what will happen when the latfields and Ihe McCoys share an rmrest In a movie theater. Maybe the whole shooting match •ill start all over again and a lot f innocent popcorn vendors will et hurt. Anyway, I'm going to close my yes and hold my ears when Sam eleas«s "Roseanna McCoy," which s all about the Hatfields and the McCoys scarring up themselves and he hulls of West Virginia and Kentucky. I won't even be surprised if 2500 :ople go to the premiere and only 98 conic out. It could happen you enow. It's dangerous territory. Just look what happened when Goldwyn advertised lor a matrimonial-minded Hatficld and a McCoy lo come lo Hollywood for a wedding with all the trimmings plus a round-the-world trip for a. honeymoon. Sam, wh« never misses a Irfrk, ffgwed It was a right smart publicity atant. One Merlin McCoy, 30, of Louisville, Ky., offered himself as the male canddate. He and a Hatfeld plrl even reached the ring-on-the finger stage. But then Merlin ad vised Goldwyn: "We h»d to give each other u because her father said he'd kl me It we didn't." Famous Feud That's a quote from 1948, not 1863 That's when the Hatfields and the McCoys started a session of family warfare that lasted 47 years. But both the Hatfields and the McCoy* had more offspring than killings during that time, which accounts for the presence today of a couple thousand of each clan. Alto, ilnct 1910, neither tide has cidcd a single notch to a gim stock. They haven't exactly shouteri: Peace it's wonderful." Nor have hey reached the back-slapping tagc. During the war Hatficlds and McCoys worked side by side in war lants and never so much as raised n •.vrench toward each other. But into this tranquil terrain comes Goldwyn with a movie about of Ihe highlights of the 47- year-old battle, the story of the ove affair between Hatield (Parley Granger) and Roseanna McCoy (Joan Evans). The tele-a-tete between Johnse and Ruseanna caused Ihe use of more ammunition than (he two rlanx had expended during the entire feud. Sam says he's given painstaking attention toward giving both sides of the story. But It's just possible that the parl in the hair of one of the Hollywooc character actors playing a Hatfielc may not set just right with the McCoys. Kept 'Em Apart Goldwyn has already chanced a few shouings for descendants of thi two clans, but he said he was care ful not to mix them up at a. single screening. Separately, they didn't scrm to object too much to the way Sec HOLLYWOOD on P»je 7 *nee. I jkerl Paul how he happened to become a ventriloquist .nd how Jerry was created. He aid that he attended the School .f Industrial Arts in New York nd majored in sculpture. The pupils we r - allowed to lake their work home at the end of the year, and Paul, who had made Jerry took him home and put htm in a dra Remember that Jerry kept chatting also throughout the conversation. It was Jerry who told me that Paul forgo, him for *a year until one day Paul read an ad in a magazin*" offering a book on ventriloquism for 10 cents. Jerry said. "When the book came, they told him to send 25 cents for an 4 J 10 8 2 « A«32 * AK75 Kubber—Both »ul. Wot N«rtt e«rt 2 N. T. P*sf 3 N. T. Pitt Op«ninf— # K II ndvanci course." "And with th advanced course," satd Paul, thei was a request to send a dolla for the super-edition." "But tha one was leather-bound." said Jer ry. Now Paul and Jerry are teli vision stars. After listening to Winchi manipulate this dummy for a h» hour you begin to look on Jer as a real person. Jerry was kibitzer when today's hand Car up. Paul tused to win the ope; ing lead of the king ot diamond but when I continued with t queen, he won It with the ace He ca<hcct the ace nnd kins McKENNEY ON BRIDGE BT William E. MrKrnnrj America's Card Authority Written for NEA Serric« Let Opponent Take Lead to Win Here What an interesting evening ot bridge I had the olher night! II was with Paul Winchell. and he had Jerry Mahoney silting on hU clubs, «nd when he started to lea police chief, over whom he had no aulhority under a postwar law designed to take nnlice out of politics. Mar Declare Emercener He is thinking about declaring- a national slate of emergency, under which the police could act with, more force. His eovernment is fiddling with Ideas like "centralizing•* the police, ind creating a "police intelligence service," or another secret, police. Meanwhile, after Gen. MacArthur wondered aloud In nublic on July 4 whether Communists are entitled to legal standing, there li talk of outlawing the oarty. Some and occupation officials think this would just drive the Reds underground and make It easier for them to nose as martyrs. The Reds of course claim to be fighting the workers' battle, and non-Communist labor unions are caueht between the violence of riots and th« possible violence to which the police may turn to suppre?|~ such activity If they are given power. The Reds In Japan are picking un strength as the tension mounts. They also have outside help—from Red China. The Pelpinz radio yesterday began broadcasting a long and detailed "backeround material on the fostering o f Japanese aggressive forces by American imperialism.", It looks like the occupation of Japan has become a prime Communist target. lead Courier News Want Ads nother club, Jerry said, "No! •hrow McKenney In with a dia- ond. All he can do Is to cash hree more diamond tricks, then will have to lead either a heart r a spade to you. You don't want o look like a dummy and let that uy McKenney set you, do yn«i?" Look the han over and you will nd that Jerry was right. The American Museum of Natural History. New York, houses the largest study collection of birds in the world, numbering 750,000 speci- The Boslon Museum of Fine Art*' collection of Chinese 'and Japanese sculpture is the most important outside of Tokyo. National Flag Answer to Previous Puzil* HCHtlZONTAL l,6D*pict«4 is VERTICAL 1 Girdlts th* flag of the 1 Isomtric Union of hydrocarbon — 3 Indians 4 Palm lily 5 Retain 6 War god 7 Heraldic band t Egyptian I Z Movement 14 School book Itrenul* siinl (ab.) K V*ini ol or* 15 Make • mlstak* 19 Own* 10 Attlr* JIGoddesi of intatuation MHilf «n tm 31Whil« 14 Plant JTGiv* forth 29 "Sm>ll*st StaU" (*b.) JOOM of Uilt country's products HPistry 13 Correlative •( *ith«r M It producvt m»ny v«lu»blt J4,BireV» horn* 37 Concerning M Comparative •ufflx 39 At the stern 41 Small ftneh sun god • Notion 10 Sure 11 Take into custody IS Neither 17 Down 35 Great Lake It Expires 28 Deep mud 31 Likes better 33 The il one of its rivers WCalm 36 Handles 40 Afternoon parties J7 English school 41 Witnessed «2 Gaelic 43 Artificial languag* 44 One who do« (suffix) 45 Close 46 Fish uuc* M Cerium (symbol) S3 Musical not* 47 Bern 41 Irregular • 4.9 Meadow SO Becomes 52 Ability 54 Hebrew aicetic 55 Contest! of

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