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EIGHT BLYTHKVn.I.K • (ARK.) COtmiER NEWS TUESDAY, ,rUT,T 19, TUK KLyTHJiVim; COUK1EK NEWS TUt COURIER NEWS CO H W HA1NES, PubJliOf/ JAMES L. VERHOEFF Editor PAUL O HUUAN AdvtrUsiaj Uaufer •ol* Nation*} Adrertlslru Bepres*nt»tiw»: Willu* Wiunei Co. N*w York Chicago DrtzoU. Atlanta Uemphte Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mattei at (he post- office at Blythevllle. Arkansas under act ol Conne«, Octotoei 8 1917 Uemr*r a! The AuodatM Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrlei ID the city ol BlyincvljK or an; iMburban IOICD wiiert carrier service u jiaia- um«l 'JUc p«i xeek 01 85c pel month By mall. wKtllr l radius ol 60 mites H.OU per year. WOO fci >i> monlns 11.00 fot three months; bj mal) outrKie 60 rail* cone 110.00 per yeai payable in advance Meditations Htiftbanrf*, lov* ynur wiv«, *VPM ati <'hrisl al»o loved Ihc rhtiri'h, and live himself for It. —Kphesia ns 5: Hi. 4 * + What is there in the vale ol tiCe Hair so delightful iu a wile; When friendship, love and peace coin bine To stamp ihe ma.Tiage-boncl divine? —Cow per. Barbs N'iee curves soinolluif-s tempt a fellow from the straight and narrow. « * * A Buffalo nun Ids his liaii jniw hrcslisc lie WVK h»irtut« jive him liexrl UmiliU'. One mnre MH* from lh« barbers and we m:iy have tliat, loo. * • * A philosopher advises us to have a tlaily Hour ot medilintion. The tip isn't needed by people «-ho wait for busses. * • » Some people's favuhle fractions arr fifths. * • • An economist is a fellow who spends all his money trying to figure out Dow to save a little of it. True Liberalism Adapts Itself to Changing Times What does it mean to be a liberal? In the 19th century, liberalism meant it hitfli de'gree of freedom from government restrictions in both the economic and political realms. II set the stage for the commercial and industrial growth tliat made over much of the world. In the 20th century, by an odd twist, liberalism seems U> symbolize the very opposite tendencies: bigger government, more restrictions, less room for free choice. How can the term "liberalism" have any worth if it can be stretched to cover these extremes ? Let's wade into the confusion surrounding this sadly overworked term and see if we can'l determine whether it still has an value. To have any continuing meaning, liberalism clearly must be defined in a manner that will make it adaptable to changing times and conditions. To define it thus means to free it from any permanent association with a fixed pattern of ideas, whether social, economic or political. In oilier words, it can't be identified with a pat political doctrine, for political philosophies become outmoded and die. Obviously, if liberalism means just the l!Hh century variety, it is practically dead today. !f it means big govern me nt, it might wither away in some future time when trends perhaps veer in another direction. Couldn't it be possible that liberalism is really an attitude, a way of thinking, that shifts to meet the varying circumstances of an always changing soc- iely? But what sort of an altitude'.' The record or' history stiKiresIs an answer. The men \vlm have earned ihe liberal laiiel seem to have had in common a hold willingness to experiment to try the new, to shatter old frameworks in ijuest of solutions to pressing human problems. By contrast, conservatives appear most often to search for answers within the existing structure of society. They may be no less concerned \viih solving human problems: they simply are predisposed to solve (hem without breaking new ground. If a liberal is properly itefmed as a ground breaker, then in one era ho may favor fewer government restrictions and in another he might seek more. His eye is on the problems facing society. He feels no allegiance to any cause Inn their solution. Liberalism thus characterized is not » monopoly of any political part. It may exist side by side with conservatism and docs—in both major U. S. parties. l!y the same loken. any individual may exhibit bolh liberal and conservative tendencies. But the liberal attitude must show itt-elf iu »elion if it is to count. It is hardly .*mni|fh to pronounce "I am a liberal," in the hope that you hereby establish ourself on a high plane of righteousness. You earn the label solely by seeking liberal solutions to problems. Ktirthermore it is just as honorable and important to be a conservative. Society is not always breaking new ground in all directions; much of the time it is busy nurturing and improving ground already broken. Liberalism and conservatism represent our most fundamental attitudes loward life. They are natural tendencies that ought to be honestly expressed. Nothing is sillier than to regard liberalism automatically as a cloak of virtue. It is a sound, useful attitude; but it is not the only one a man of good will can have. Un-American Drought Some real rain fell on thn easlern seaboard just in time. \Ve are beginning to fear Congress would put the woalher bin-pan people on the' pan if the dry spell lasted much lunger. VIEWS OF OTHERS Steel is the Battleground Jf the labor crisis in .SUT] uivuJvtiti only tlic .several si eel companies and Un: United SU't't WurK- er.s, we would willingly leave 111 10 collective barie:<imng Ihe matter of whcl.ier this industry LAi\ afford higher labor costs out of cither current or recent profits, and ^'2l to negotiation or coin- pulrm arbitration the question of wheiner the reopening clause In the ltf4S cumrart can uc construed to cover peti.sions as well as wage* and insurance. But steel is biisic. A change i" labor costs here affects all of Industry. A shutdown tiere sends concentric waves ol .stalled production and unemployment throughout Hie nation. And Philip Murray's grim determinatioi) plus Wit Her Reutner's fighting words at Milwaukee .suggest, a unity ol action, mote than coincidental, net ween two ol ihe nation's biggest unions. steeJ represents the front line of the major baule over ine "lourtn round" of wage increases; whether expressed in the currency of hourly rules or of reiiremmi beiiffil.s. H is a imuter of record that ihis newspaper believes in high wages. For im-reusing productivity must be shared with labor a.s wcJI as ownership, particularly have we seen the need, in an industrial system marked by insecurity. lor such moR.sures as soundly conceived retirement plans. Em the American economy stands at a critical point. Today's .slide can be piloted into no more than a healthy price adjustment. Or it can spiral downward by reason of strike-caused unemployment, layoffs due to wages out of line with falling puces, or shutdowns resulting from labor costs driving prices again beyond consumer reach. Many fourth-round increases already have been in local skirmishes. Bui in sieel land, apparently, in the CIO iuis chosen the battleground for a grand assault- an assault which, it decisively successful, could tip the scales toward real trouble. ;;^"J : *. The -sleel industry tins its own reasons ot sell- liUerest, to be -sure, for opposing union demands, tint at this moment and in these circumstances il carries a much broader responsibility, and we cannot but support its general position. Mr. Munay latui Mr. Reuther. loot has shown himself capable ot labor statesmanship. Why is he driving head on against what .seems so clearly the current ol events? First, and narrowly, his position demands that lie always light for some gams, thai he show .some ijniund won for membership. The danger here i.s thai this necessity may lorce nun beyond his own belter judgment. Secondly, because he knows, as dors any good general. Unit a vigorous »1 Tensive is inn best | Jf lie bchrvr-y that industry would now seek to meet the new conditions ol a business -slide at the expense of tabor, Jie would (oyti-nhy cany ihe bnlUr lo the ••enemy nrM. Thirdly, \\c would guess (hat having come up against tlir l>i£ companies' fiat rciusal to discus his number one demand, Mr. Murray lias hoprri that government intei vcntton might gam time and open the \v;u to some settlement he could accept. Fedi'i'tfl mt'-i'. f'luiun of some kind is now inevitable. Mr. Tn 1:11:1 IT'S endeavor to avoid using Die law ay;nlist \viiKh he is so deeply committed iiKiks lame, to be sui«-. Nevertheless, it seems outside H:L' pioviiuT 1,1 any or all of the steel companies to asiPiupt ;o dictate io tnc I'irsidciu which uf his pmveis he >hall wield. In a .snirUion \nrh as tlii.s lime, (he piestige ol Hie While HCHI.--P. and the findings ol a pref- orm iai bnaiti—however appointed—can be pouint [actors.—CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOK. SO THEY SAY The ik'opir 1 ui china must either side v,itji pn miiMti or .>uua!i,sm. There must be nn rx- I'piion, no tlsiui Imc ot action. Straddling i he : run- i* ,t lulilc l h ing.—Chinese Communist li-art; MHC T/.e-TiU)n;. * + + "I'lip Na/i torn in la is belnft applied here \\irii iactu'ally no variation from Ihc way Uir .Nn/i«. PIC nsinj; ii jtist [f) years ago.—Dr. Ed\\su'd U ondon, National Bureau ol StamtaiUs. Hici/ins gnvot'tnneiit loyally Inveslisntums. We arc noi liujnrlilns a vast arms rnro. Qiuir JH' eonrr;uy— v\o depend largely on potentials. S.-TKUoi Arthur ». VandenhcrK <Kl ">f »ichli(Hn. • * * Cmain.iii,.-tii ;> hkt 1 clioifria, bolh til U.s «cHiii> 'IJ«-C1 anil n,=, (oniaRion. Every f'flr East nation iii.-( shiiddfi u> sre ilie area of Communist dom- -iirion cf.TAinp i U.:-PI lo its .borders.— I'rcsiilrni »M»giiwn Klicf of cjuuth Korea. Well, the Little Dutch Boy Did It! Cold War Engulfs Whole World And Strikes at Religion, Too PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Filling of New York Senate Vacancy May Provide Test of Labor's Strength WASHINGTON 'NBA)— Young Boi) Wagner's candidacy for the U. S. Senate seal vacated by his father nay load to an early popular vme Lest on laiwr legislation. Leading Domuciiitic candidate for the New York senatorial seat in ihe November election i s ol course ex-Oov. Herbert Lehman, always a great er. Senator Wagner'* .son is bring backed bv union labor and liberal elements in the party. They j and the official strategic bombing by tlie There'll He More C'oriiins Dcmoc.aiic National Committee j concept a s outlined is arranging another regional polit- I Force todiv ical conference for St. Pruil-Minnc- 1 apolis thi> fall, it will consider | <lOI> 1Ieallh Bil1 A Surprise electric power and river valley de- ! Supporters of Presideiu Truman's veiopmeiu. °arty leaders say the ' health insurance program were very recent Des Moines conference on : much .surprised when they looked farm issues was so successful that over the new Republican health other regional political conferences bill introduced by two senator? and can't mi.,s. It wasn't generally not- | .seven representa'lives. Rep. c'hrist- . • — .iced, but at Des Moines closing ; Jan A. Herter of Mti.s^srhii\ptic favor the younger man becnuse j session a resolution was passed en- \ Jacob K J ui°s ' M< " > -" chuscUs they believe he would work haider i dorsing "nitegratioti of river re- ' his fatlier's program I sources patterned on carry on of .social set-uniy. civil right*, lious- :, health, minimum wti£;e and other labor reform legislation. Republican senators interested In all of New York did most of the work on this measure patterned on [he Tennessee Adminisration bill backers sav this Valley Authority." original draft, o( j new Republican bill is the biB"est this resolution called for endorse- j concession yet made bv opponents men! of a Missouri Valley Authority of comulsory health insurance They " •"" '""•••••••— to take in SPe u as n ; uch closer to thc ' W a<.- Th. DOCTOR SAYS By Edit-In p. Jordan, M. I). Wrlllen for NKA Sen-Ice In 1937 a new disease was described hi Australia, The name Q' lever was given to this disorder. The 'Q' stood /o]' "querry" jecause so many feature* of it were unknown at that time. The name has stuck. This disease was considered more or less of a curbMty confined to a certain portion of Australia until 1940. when an outbreak or Q fever occurred among research workers who were studying it In the laboratory. In these laboratory Investigators it was found to produce an inflammation of the lungs which in many respects resembled what is commonly referred to now as a typical pneumonia or virus pneumonia. Since then It ha.s been found in many parts of the world including the United States. Panama, Switzerland, and several countries bordering (lie Nfediterranean Sea. Helalerl fo Others The disease now is known to be caused bv a living microbe classified as rickettsia. Related microbes produce Rocky Mountain spotted fet'er and typhus, or "jail fever Recently there has been a report of six cases of Q fever among butchers working in Texas slaughter houses, following these cases a survey was made of other meat workers in sntne area and it was found that a con-iderable "number showed signs in their blood which suggested that they too had been Infected, although less seriously. It i.s possible to infect cattle with the asent responsible for Q fever. This has supported the view that tile disease can be carried from animal to animal, from animal lo man. and possibly from human beings to animals again. A recent series of reports on Q fever indicates that it is not necessarily an unimportant disease restricted (o Australia. It could, if proper steps are not taken to com- bal it. constitute a serious hazard to the citizens of the United Slates as well a.'; to residents of many other countries. Note Dr. Jordan Is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked uestions in his column. " QUESTION: Is a toxic goiter tn- ward or outward? A.XSWK" When the thyroid cn- largp.s, which is frequently the case in toxic goiter. II may be visible in the neck and this is sometimes spoken of as an outward eoiter. In other cases the enlr-'ge- ment may be below the bony str"c- turc and somctime-s this is called inward goiter. By James D. While AP Foreign News Anal.ritt (Kor IMVVIil Mackenzie) It isn't the same coltl war >nj more. Until the Palis peace conference, the cold war was (reated by both sides largely as a European deadlock. The Berlin blockade and airlift held the spotlight. Now the conflict in Europe U changing, and a vast new front i« opening up In Asia. In Europe, postwar production Is filling war-starved markets. Competition is making Hie economic phase of the European struggle more Important. AJso, Communism has stepped tip its long crusade against religious organizations. Tlie Catholic Church has answered with a mighty weapon—major excommunication, in Communist-dominated countries with large Catholic: populations, the conflict bcjween church and state has been brought to a henri. There are many links with Europe in this country whcih make It fairly easy lor the American people to grasp the meaning of what goes on in Europe. Neither the Average American nor the average European is a s well prepared to understand what, 's happening in East Asia. This is where Communism has opened up a whole big new front. This front shows signs of being coordinated, like the drive agaimt religious groups in Europe. Asiatics Seek "Better Life" But in Asia it lakes another form. H prods the vast, unrest prevailing among more than halt [he people of the world, and Its strategy I) to marry their various nationalistic movements. Nationalism is a tide in Asia as her peoples s eek a better life. As- iatics want to get away from colon- is lo U vas broadened \alleys and to specify ihat de- nei -Murray-Dingell bill than the Years Ago In Rlvfhcville Climaxing a steady performance under a blistering sun with a brill- ialism. The Communist lactic is change evolution away from ialism into revolution. It brands every western attempt to discourage I violence as just more imperialism^ 1 ! American imperialism. In this .situation there are some subtly but powerfully dangerous ihlngs. They originate 111 the way | the Bast thinks of the West—and of ahcn Western thing., like Democracy and Communism. Some Asiatics were civilized when Europeans were still living In caves, and as "colored" peoples they have a hardy complex about and present color lines drawn In the West. This, warmed by the Oriental's proud resentment, over his colonial experience, produces a strong prejudice that saturates the Orient. There is little faith in peace World War III seems inevitable to most Asiatics. Judging from their own fuedal background and what Rnxso-Amerlcan statesmanship they have seen first hand, they do not believe the two young giniils of the world today are capable of living m peace with each other. Orientals look at places like Korea. There they see a homogenous people whom Husso-American rivalry has split In two since V-J Day. To them it looks like a two-headed monster of Western power politics. lo fighting- com- lelnpme-nt should be on . 'ce. Another proposal is to tie Chinese k aid onto the administration request for S15ri.OCO.OuO lid to Korea. Every argument advanced by the .Stale Department for aid to Korea is an argument for more aid to Nationalist. China, say the senators. IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD i NBA i—Gorgeous Gcoriie. the wrestler ol the famous blond curls, valet and perfume spray KMI. will make hj.s Him debut. ;.s him.scli in Republics "Paidon My Toe Hold." Now well really see Mime acllng. Rumors Hint George is Shirley Temple's brother arc ><round r>s»i". Not true. "Gorgeous" :." Groivc Wagner of Houston, Tex. Shirley's brottler. George, who turned v re.siler several years ago. is I crii.ihinz boncx on »n eastern cir- 1 „ cull. Rv Krskinp Johnson Staff Corre.siuindenl McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Oii By William R. .llcKenncy America's Card Aullinrily Wrillcn Fin NKA Service Pi" < mv' tli v »i .; iiv.-,< — Jimmy Durante'.s and ny Thomas'— mav be co-star- at M-G-.M They're talking, ^nnns them in "Special : HtTC' S S(tt Cly .erv. a comedy a roti- ' FI ji <". 'liailmen. . Ediih Fel- f'TCf/UCUlU/ r'.K ' '""vV" ."'Vil 1 •"•""' , T< ' " '° r "" My old friend Pram: F. Lyons. . ..... of Kingston. Jamaica, -topped in o night club act in ,\cw . Im . offi( . e recently to pay me a | visit. He and Mrs. Lyons hud come * up from Kingston to attend the graduation of their daughter. Dor- ucn. \vho had completed a post- Tliri-es ;;<!k :U Hollywood and Vine thai Houston'* Glenn Mc- Canliy and a Texas sviuticate are beciriins toi ihe studio. , . . Dennis O'KeeTe jrt.s the lead n: 'Joe Macbeth." mndern version of Shakespeare Midi a Chicago Sandier background. Harry I Zamick. Imu a holdout for ihe movie Mar M-.-ICIH. finally is ailintllina: "Il's not who's in a !ilm but what's in u t|, ; u sells it days." Friend of ciiier:oi R.,y Rowland j was teHine him his plans to bu:Ui a new 1 healer What's its "Oh." said llic frirml. "about SO sacks of pnprnrn. '!5 sacks nt pramits and 110 rantly bars an hour." Gmner Rocer- wears our of I hose nfjlicible nenh,Ee<\s '"i a boudoir scene in "Perfect Strangers." Milo Andrrsor. who rfr.sifinod it. says H ( was built ;o ' reveal 'ho spiritual ( iv>rnrc of bcms." r.mnmnu! I ... | A dinner >>iieM at the home of Giourho Maix romi/mined, "These [•au.safi": taste like nu-at at one end. bin bread rn.mbs at the other." "Correct." said Groucho. "Il's an expedient. In times like these, no- t body can mpkr bniu ends meat " j X">ry 1'air Two of the lonsc-A K'nt-1 IJ;i[iymore celebrates lier 'Dili birthdiiy Aug. 14 ... An- otniM c]ia|)ier Jor go-«n: Vera-Ellen did a big dance nun,her for "On the Town" on the ii['e;n<x>n o: !>er father's death. IV.lill. l)eV<il says (hat women's adimq suit ilesigners arc usTnc lir straps MICT forjol In put on .IM year's suits as tliis year's cou- <:<•• il H. IjoMille loaned pie of miniature elephants de-k a.s atmosphere for a phnto- graph of liim.seH with John Rmr:- :inc Xri-th. who just sold "The Grf.,fest Show on Earth" lo Para- mim! nut before the picture could l>e maci.. staunch Republican Dc- M::> had to tclllovc the black in-" 1 :; n;ni- ribbons from thr nerks of ti'.r rlrpl,:ints. He put them there win:] FDR tonk office. ill A2 t A K \ » Q J63 * K 7 5 2 Tournament—Both I Soulh M'eat North 1 N T. Pass 3 N. T. Opening—* J Pass 19 aiaciuate course at the Maty A. Hurnham School. Noi tlianiptoll, 'Vlieir son David had just finished Jus freshman year at Northwestern _ University in Boston and tile whole F.iHh Dflmtrciuc ! Iamil V vv »s returning to Jamaica. Huches are iT oing i Lyons Is an arrien! bridge fan. Me is the lounrier of the Jatnaici Bridge Association and was president for two years. He told me that bridge Is increasing more and more in |>opularity there. Many of the Jamaican players have participated in our national tournaments. And he is hoping that before Inng. some of our players will tte par- Mi-key Rooi'.cy is anyliii^ for film ihe life stniy of «olf ace Dei, H. are 2oing i 'ro ::;ri and 'round. He want.-: her to stand In for films here but =he'd like :o return to South America for ano:her movie with her husband, diie'tor H»uo Fregonese. Kfrnril Run O'.ii N'o. ^ a cog engine, ni.ide more ;han 12.000 trips to the sum- i tir'ip'ating "i' n ' tii'e'i'i''tourname'nls'.' mit of pike's Peak, altitude H 1081 W e di'scusseti the Importance of f^et One engineer. Herman C. safety pluys, and he pointed ,>ut I Ooiinn was a; the ilnottle on that the one eivrn in today's band in show 9S80 o! thej>e trips. is fiequeiuly missed, even by good i diamond finesse Now if East gets in the lead, there is nothing he can do that will prevent von from making the contract. Had you gone up with the queen in dummy, the king would have covered and you would have lost your contract. of i help. More people, poorer people, more restive people live ther than in Europe. To him, Russia and America have poured their strategic energies into Europe already industrialized, alrcadv made up ol established nationalities. This is the emotional framework of his thinking as he maneuvers for what he thinks is the safest corner. He ha.s had centuries of experience iu such maneuvering. This is the setting for a big part of the cold war from nnw on. lard. B. A. Lynch and John made up the team. Cinema Star Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 7 Barrel 1.7 Depicted screen star 13 Interstice H West Indian rodent lf> Encountered 16 Get up IS Short sleep 13 Moved slyly 31 Ribbed fabric 8 Type of molding ft Toward 10 Vat 11 Crock letter 12 Chimp 17 Medical suffix I SI Seaport (ab.) 2(1 Lei fall Ebb 23 Short-napped 22 Church fabric feslival 26 Food flesh 2^ Behind in 27 Shield bearing payment 29 Oceans (ab.) 25 Slumbers 30 President (ab.) 32 Snare 3i GoU mound 3EI Preposition 40 Hurl 41 Tierce (ab.) 42 Russian river 31 Nalivc of Lalvia •13 Eyes (Scot.) 34 German river 3,S Narrow fillet 36 Age 37 Bitlcr vetch 38 He stars in molion - -•* 44 Burmes« wood sprite 17 Mother-of- pearl 48 Exist SI Makes into law S3 Horn SI Talking bird 38 Lag behind VERTICAL 1 Preserve 2 Native metal •1 Harden •t Daybreak (comb, form) f> Scheme 6 Rabbit 2G Boring animal 1.1 Nevada city 28 Domestic -H Fiber kijols 4R Paving subslanc* •18 Altitude (ab ) •49 Scottish sheepfold 50 Make a 52 Credit (ab ) iS Lileraryscraps 54Palmlil T

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