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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

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TWELVE :WOS BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS * THE OOUR1EB NEWS OO. • H. W. RAINES, PubtUfaet ' * JAMES L. VERHOEFP, Editor : PAUL D. HUMAN, AdvertWni Manager ; Sole National Advertising Representatives: [ Wallace Wltraer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, t -'Atlanta, Memphis. • ' Published Every Aflernoon, Except Sunday ; Entered as second class matter at the post" 'office at BIytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con* 'tress, October 9, 1911. t Served by the United Press ; 'SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythcvllle or any 1 subur^n town where carrier service Is main[ tamed, 20c per week, or 85c per month. i By mall, within a. radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per ' year, $2.00 for six months, »1.00 for three months; • by mail outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year ^ payable In advance. (ARK.y COUBlrfR -Meditation Take heed to yourself, that your heart IK not deceived, nnd ye turn aside, rmcl servo other Gods—Dcut. 11:10. * • • Someone has said, "Think what n man ought to be and be that." No man is Honest until he is honest with himself. ; Criticism, but No Solution The excited, almost hysterics) 1 Sen; ate debate on David E. Lilienthal's appointment to the Atomic Energy Commission culled forth some alarmed criticism of the so-called Acheson- Lilienthal report by Sen. Robert A. j Taft. He called it a "most extraordinary- plan" which offered no basis for saying that Mr. Lilienthal had eun- '• tributed to the solution of the atom bomb problem. Mr. Taft seemed ala'rined that, tin•' dor this plan, an international atomic " development authority would build ; bomb plants in Russia to balance those • in America. He seemed oven more ', alarmed at^ the thought that th-i au- v thority would take over our plants and ; operate them "with international personnel, Russians, if you please, wlio . would find exactly how the whole thing • had to be operated." There are a few other details, liow- • ever, which Mr. Taft failed to men• tion. The authority's international por- • : sonnel would include Americans. They • would be involved, in the operation of • American plant's. They would also he I involved in the operation .of 'plants in \ Russia and other countries. \ Perhaps, as Mr. Taft suggests, this | doesn't solve th'c atom bomb problem — ; though he is scarcely accurate in blam- | 'injs^fr. Lilienthal alone for the fail- j iiife. : . : ilie iyas ; . chairman of i board of : cjj'naultjfintS; that. aided ;v : five-mnn com: mittee, headed by Undersecretary of I State Dean Achcson, whi.cJi, James • F. Byrnes, then secretary, appointed to ; study the problems of atomic eunrgy All 10 members contributed to the report. It won the approval of Prcsi- dent Truman, Mr. Byrnes, the congrcs- sional atomic energy committees, and Bo.rnard Barucli and his associates. After their careful study and consultation, it was used as the basis for the more extended ])lan which this govenr ment offered to the United Nations. "• "The' Acheson-Lilienthal group discarded, the idea of treaty agreements and national inspection — which Russia favors— as putting loo much strain on a nation's good faith and too much strain on its neighbors'., confidence. It discarded a control system based only on international inspection as a supcr- humanly difficult job, and because the "police" would know less about atom- bomb building than those they were policing. " The group finally .decided that, for safeguards and possible benefits, the 'only solution was to put all dangerous aspects of atomic energy development on an international basis. There would be no national control of raw material or any research or production capable of turning out weapons.' Even the safe atomic activities carried on by indivici- ual nations would be subject to international inspection. It would be interesting to hear Mr. • Taft's alternative solution. The tone of • his ^criticism indicates that he favors : no international snooping in our country and no atom bomb plants in Russia. ^How would, he achieve this and still keep peace in the world? How would .he prevent atomic experiments and de- .velopments in other countries? How .does he refute the expert scientific .consensus that it is only a matter of ; time until .other countries have atom 1 bombs? If Mr. Taft has a better tfanfi the deserves to know about it. VIEWS OF OTHERS Page Chester Bowles! Congress having voted to administer the coup <le grace to a barely surviving Ofllcc or Price Administration, our thoughts naturnlly turn bade to the record or the most ambitious price- ( fixing experiment, the United States ever attempted. OI'A will i;o out In June imnonorcd and unsung. Yet history will probably bring In n fairly favorable report on OPA. It sheltered .some highly impractical notions. It olten got tied up in red tape. In many spcclllc cases it retarded postwar pro duct Ion. But- it hart a tremendous and thankless job. In It a great number of able citizens—from the administrators down to the locnl rationing Ixiards—gave devoted service to the American l»op)e. Moerover, the charts of consumer prices indicate that OPA dM restrain Inflation. There was a big wartime Jump In prices before OPA look over. Then from the curt of 1942 to the beginning of 1940 the average Increase was only about C per cent.' But when rationing was dropped nt the end of the wiu, pressures on priccti redoubled. First, ceilings were eased when Congress crippled OPA, nnd litmlly the President removed nearly everything except, sugar and rent controls. Some food prices Jumped nearly 100 per cent, and the cost of living went up nearly 20 por cent. The meat famine of last summer swung public opinion against OPA, but today many a housewife, trying to stretch a GO-cent dolltiv, hus fond memories of OPA prices. For if OPA overestimated the Inlhitlon that would follow the removal of price controls, its opponents erred even more. For Instance, ft ,\vas about a year ago that the National Association ot Manufacturer.; used full-pace advertisements lo tell the American people that once price controls were removed, goods would "pour into the market, and within a reasonable time prices will adjust themselves naturally." A year ago careful estimates of raw material supplies, especially lumber and many mctii'a, indicated that no price increase would remove shortages for many months. Yet N. A. M. ad- i vortising continued to assert: Todify tills country hns all the labor niid materials necessary to turn out the things people want. ' A year ago that statement wns irresponsible and misleading. Even today It is not true. Many needed materials come from abroad. The skilled labor and necessary equipment for making hundreds of things are still short. The United States News now estimates that in steel, copper, paint, plastics, lead, tin, natural rubber, fibers, paper, aluminum, and some other fields there will be shortages until the end of 10*7 at least. Anyone who lias tried to build a house or buy (in automobile battery doesn't need statistics to convince him that OPA was not the sole cause of shortages. We arc not advocating the return of price controls. Americans do not lake kindly to governmental Interference, nnd \vc hope the conditions which required price controls will not recur. But it would be well at this time to remove some false impressions. It would be unfair and unwise should large numbers of Americans be pereuncled thai price controls were unnecessary, that they failed, or that they were the primary cause of postwar shortages. An accurate reading of the record will help in deal- Ing with the tasks now ahead—operating (he voluntary controls of th c American economic system, so as to prevent a boom and bust. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. BARBS BY HAL COCI1RAN Some lolks agree that honesty is the best policy—for everyone else. An auto built in inos is still running, says a writer. Yeah—it gets In front or us every Sunday. • » » Is It "hands across the sea" these days—or handouts? » » » A New Jersey man found two pearls in a restmnnt oyster. He Mill probably had reason to complain about the check. • * * The North Carolina Legislature has passed a law banning profanity in the county where thc University of North Carolina is situated. Most of us, however, will be aDle to translate the expression "Oh, dash ill" SO THEY SAY Only those Americans who arc willing to die for their country are fit to live.—Donghn MacArthur. » 9 m Only the blindest of party leaders can fail to recogiii7c the fact that the Democrats wcro voted out of office, rather than the Republicans In.—Sen. George n. Aiken u« of Vermont. » * • Tho labor imfdn is an elemental response to thc human instinct for group action in dealing with group problems.—William Green. API. president. * * * Tlic government should always have the right, to injunction or cVlmtnnl prosecution In cases where public health nnd wcHarc is in- volved.-Scn. Joseph u. nail (R) of Minnesota. » « * The great question in these limes Is whether or not a man selected to represent this nalton in the capital of n foreign country will bo more deeply sympathetic to the Untied states than to the plight or peril or thc foreign country.—Sen. Tom Stewart (D) of Tennessee. IIY I'ETEH EI1SON «EA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. April 0. (NBA) —Recent actions of the Dutch gov- rinnent in restricting movement ol argo from tho East Indies to thc U. S.. and of the Swedish govern- nent, in imposing drastb restric- Ion s against imports from thc U. S. give now meaning to the In- crnational Trade Organization con- erence in Geneva, Switzerland this veek. This will be the second session f the la-nation Preparatory Com- lission on International WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1947 'Hey, Lookit What I Got!' ST. ' ~ \Meticulous Customs Agent Sees Fat Job Passing Into Oblivion jenevo Conference on International Trade Likely to See ITO Kicked Around Quite a Bit tions on foreign trade to most people means only the lowering of tariffs, Tho mere thought of that makes some people see red. OUTGKOWTH OF IlEClrBOCAI, TUADE AGIIEEMENT Such a conception the whole .point ol postwar commercial developments. The trend since the end of the war, as Under Secretary of state Will Clayton told the House Ways and Means Committee, has been more and more toward trading by nations. These countries impose governmental re- Employment, -whose ions assignment is to draft, .. barter for a world trade organiza- ion. First session wns held in xmdon last October. If tlie Genca conference completes its job. ic charter will be submitted to a 0-nation International Conference in Trade and Employment, sch- dulcd to meet next fall. It must hen be ratified by the individual iovcrnments that wish to join. In thc past month, this whole dca for an International Trade Organization and charter has Uka considerable kicking around the u. S. A team of State, easury. Commerce, and Department officials and Tariff ommissioii experts lias been yisit- ig seven principal U. S. cities to ivc their views on this nrcpascd TO. Ther ' >pnosition. al Trade and strictions against the free flow of United Nil- international trade between nri- business concerns. The governments themselves do all their oini buying and selling, importing and exporting, and the private traders are cut out of the picture. •If thc trend continues and many nations follow thc Russian colleo- tivist way of doing business. American traders ,\vill not have the freedom to e.-pand their operations abroad a minimum of governmental interference. The whole U. S. economy, with all its possibilities tor surplus production, would then stand to suffer. 11 was to overcome this Labor petition from monopoly "state" T""" trading restrictions that thc ITO was first put forward. It, is an American government nroposal. It , „ .--• >s an outgrowth of ro. rhero has been some bitter Trade Agreement policy inauni- >n "" ci "'"' rated by Cordell Hull as" Secretary ^. For 13 years this In the past week. House Ways of state in ind Meaii s and Senate Finance has been the policy of the US toinmiltccs have held hearings on) To give a clearer picture of what he subject. More opposition lias | the ITO would bo Clair Wilcoxt been developed principally from I director of the office of Intcnia- Ropublicans. Removal of vestric-1 tional Trade Policy in the State Department, lists some of the tilings ITO would not, be. This removes some of the fears of what it might be. ITO would not be a world eco- By FKKDKUICK O. OTIIMAN United Press Staff Corre-iixindenl WASHINGTON, April g. (UI 3 ) — W. R. Johnson, the commissioner of customs, wus an unhappy man. He said lie_wns so broke lie couldn't even weigh thc wool that arrived Jn Boston. Yes, asked the senators, but wasn't it weighed before it left J"w* tralia? •& *P Certainly, (he pale-muslached The DOCTOR SAYS By William A. O'llrien, M. I). Written for NI;A Scrvict ^ Chewing gum for health's sake has no sclcntifie support. The present custom of chewing bubble gum an c i blowing It in and out of , . ., , the mouth is an unsanitary prac- Jo ' 1 »^» rcvHrd. (Ice. ! Then why die! he want (o weigh It appears that thc practic of cum 1( JJ" aln al lm 's ell(i °f "'C voyage? chewing I 1!ls Ktov , n out of increas- Because wool picks up moisture ing nervousness of our people but °". ! ls Journey across thc ocean, he the supposition that it relieves ncr- !?"'• Jt ••>'»'••>>'« weighs more In vans tension is unfounded A group Bost °n than when it, w as loaded of people who chewed gum to sne on the ° nm ' si(lc "f »>c world, what effect it had upon their blood "" s ' ,"? continued, is important, pressure did not show any effect y °" woo) ls a stiff 0)lc but mouth temperatures taken af- ' "-m-m-m-m, the senators said, li-r violent sessions of gum-chewing ^ llc )llor ° lilc >' thought, the more revealed development of local neal lllev h-m-m-m-cd. Is this govcrn- nmoiintliig to several degrees of ment slapplnjj a lax on moisture? fever from thc muscular activity. Arc the housewives of America pny- Chcwing gum even has bofi ro- lng f . or " !c damp breezes of tile comcndcd as a preventive for ear , Pacific Ocean whenever they buy infections. Tills idea apparently is . n ™ g? based on the practice or aviator? j Dors thc P rico of a pair of pants chewing gum to keep TTieir oust-I lllcludc " fcp f<>1 ' salt s °a air ab- achian tubes open during chances \ sorbcrt en route? And why Is somn In air pressure, while "this may | Ecn water lnscd at 13 cents a pound prevent <liliculty from air changes a "d some at 37 cents? it does not kccj) bacteria froji tcring the eustaehian tube and reaching tiie ear. When food is taken into the mouth, both salivary and stomach juice starts to tlow. The sight, smell, or anticipation of rood can produce the same effect. With rare exceptions, sufficient juice is poured out to digest the food. 'If it does not take place in the mouth How much of this costly dew. asked eSn. Herbert R. O'Conor ot Md., docs wool usually collect on the way from down under? The commissioner had the figures. He said they came trom his own laboratory. A bale of \ v ool blots up between four and 12 pounds of water on its long voyage. "Do you mean to toil me that our government has been collector stomach, it will oecuv farther i"tr duty on this moisture?" cried down in the intestine. So there is O'Conor. who was clad in a 'blue no reason to chew gum to stlmu- wool suit of uncertain moistur late flow when any food is suffi- content. rient- for Ihc purpose. ' Not at all, Johnson s CAN SFHAGD DISEASE ! customs ulireau wriohs the «>o! Many women who chew gum ap- in Boslon, or would if Congress parently do so because they are wasn't so stingy, nnd figures out nervous. A more effective way for (he tax on same with water. Then women to relieve nervous tension it does some further calculating, is to do things with their hands on the basis of laboratory expcri- such as sewing or knitling.Chlldren , menls with hone dr wool. versus also do much better if they arc wet wool, and remits the duty on » given hand work to do when they begin to show tile need for relaxation. Bubble gum could easily spread disease by expectoration Of spray as it is pushed in and out of the nomic planning agency. It would mouth or by handling the gum af- not be a super-government that, tor it has been in thc mouth, could tell any country what it coukl'i » • * not grow or manufacture. It would) Question: I have Meniere's dis- not be able to tel lany government' ease and have taken special med- Ihc water. This used to keep a number of government servants busy. "Before Ihc war you weighed all Ihe wool that arrived in Boston?" insisted Sen. Edwar^ j. Thye of Minn., Ihe acting chainna"n of the Government Expenditures committee. He certainly did, Johnson said, was conscientious about it. And what wages it s hon)d pay or what fcines for the condition. I note if Congress kindlv would trade prices it should charge. KEGULAIUZE TRADE, MINIMIZE IIAUDSIIIl' It would not tell any govern- cstalion of allergy which i s not re- ment whether to organize its bus- inted io your other ' ,CES on a free enterprise or a col- iiave you consulted n that you say it is an allergin dis- I n 'i annroprialion of S10D.COO to hire order. Is thei- c a special diet for it? : day laborers to haul stuff, mostly Answer: It may be a local mnn'if- ' wool, onto the official scales, he'd sensitivity, physician about the possibolity of operation. lectivist. socialistic basis. ITO would not seek to cover the r'.vhole field of economic relation-' *-* s~* D L I _J ships. The charter a s now coneciv- (jv_/p ' [ iCGCl eel would provide that agreements could 1 be entered into—-covering, I Je OT RrnHlO "frxr trade in major commodities like ^ ° U ' '.fUUlU TOT wheat, sugar, coffee, or cotton — when any of those commodities were in extra short supply or in great .surplus. ITO would seek to prevent any restrictive trade practices such as import or export controls that would bar any country from a fair share or trade. For the U. S., this wo\;ld be a protection if any or all the other nations of tlic world should go on a state trading basis, leaving this country isolated with a private enterprise economy. Demo Party Fund WASHINGTON. April 9. fUP>— Republican National Chairman Carroll Recce charged President Truman yesterday with using free radio lime "for ihc aowed pnrposve or raising campaign funds" Recce referred to Mr. Truman's Jefferson Day speech Saturday night at a $!nO-a-plnie Democratic In simplest possible terms. ITO would be a world-wide Better Business Bureau, operating under a fair trade practices agreement which would be its charter. This concept is all too frequently misunderstood by people who fear the big idea is to cut tariff. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••i j IN HOLLYWOOD BY KKSKINE JOHNSON ' NKA slaff (Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. April g. (NEA> — Rosemary de Camp needs Mr. Anthony. The question is: "Shall I get tern" peramcntal?' 1 Rosemary is (he young lady who has played every typo of role from young girls to gray-haired mothers. You never hear of her throwinz herself armind a set in a fury because something doesn't please her. She doesn't have ..'-Mids with her fellow workers. She plays many roles. But never big roles. And there's never any mention of stardom. She's Hollywood's swcetni'ss and light girl. "Maybe." Rosemary sighed, ''it doesn't pay to uo normal in Hollywood. Mityiir T should be a little lc:u peramcntal." Slip had just shown n little trinpriMinrnl, as a mnflrr of f.icl, she salil. Warner llrnlhcrs want- ftl her lo jilay another nmtlicr role in "Wallflower." Rosemary refused. j "It's like this." she says. "I don't want lo b« a star or .1 glamor girl. t want some action instead of reaction in my roles. I'm tired of being just a sweet spot-later" iiK.M)-i.orn\c, WAVE An economy wave of !u\id-!op- vttns is bitting all Dip mnjur studios. Lina Romav overheard this conversation. A writer. !i ayin<" rood drawing card in Hollywood, on or off tlic screen. He .played to a full house of visitors every day. Everybody from office boy to star dropped in to s ee him work. Maybe they're trying lo find out what Gable's got and they wish they had. SWOON LETTER Aside to Governor Warren of California: Your daughter, Dorothy, just wrote a fan letter to Cornel Wilde. She wants an autographed picture of him which she says she will hang in the main hallway of the governor's mansion "if father will let me." Vincc Barnctt will play a heavy for tho first (tmc In "Gas House Kids Go West'' (and What a title that il). Vinre. a comedian, turned sympathetic in "The Killers." * * * Ty Tower refused to dye his hair red, a la (he hook's description, for "Captain From Castile." Lee Cnlih plays dis pal in the film. Thc sllidlo .turnrd Colib into a redhead instead. Gcoi-pe Sanders says there's no one to blame but himself for his wife's divorcing him. "She with me for so long because she dreamed that I would Ijccome ix considerate jxrson. I tried to be night to Ins s-cvtetary. said: -I'll' and up until thc last few weeks sec you tomorrow morning." The 11 still had hopes of her not going Mvrrtary replied: •••Von wnmia j through with the divorce. But hor . dream became a realilv too late ' * 'for it ' That's cloth. Ida I,U|iinn is slill sr.nrrJiiiir for her dream man. All ronun- lic Tumors (« (lip miilrary. Hi- told me: -u waul a man who ilocsu t stop in fi-nnl of iniirors and simp Mlmlons lo admire bis reflection." f.uoss thai, means -.lie has eliminated all Hollywoods- completed. Oark Gab '! iat ..." T »c. Hucksters" is it's safe lo sav f- Is still Ihe bii that to make any difference.' new wrinkle in an old Thc fancy tail waves you'll sec on the horses in "Forever Amber' wore put there by the 2$th Century-Fox studio makeup department. Rrlurtnntly, we might add Without honey bees, it Is estimated Hint 100.000 species of bloomin B plains would ce.lse to C 1st. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Jiiddinff Compared In Vandcrbilt Cup T\v William E. McKenney America's C;ird Authority Today's band was played in the Vanderbilt Cup Tournament, and I-ce Ha^en. member of tho runner- up team, thinks it nirings out an 4 0 5 ••,;", «• A 7 4 x " » K Q 6 3 2 -*K53 A J73 VJ109 ' • A85 , * 107 12 Tournament—E-W vul. South West North East ' TABLE'NO. I Pass J'ass 1 » 1 *' Pass 1 N. T. 2 » 2 * ! TABLE NO. 2 Pass. Pass 1 » 1 A 'Pass 2 A Pass •! A interesting point that should be benifirial to many players. At both tables Kast overcallcd the otic-diamond bid with one .'.partr and South passed. Now West was confortcd with n problem. Ho had too much strength to pass Should he bid one no trump? He docs have the opponente' suit stopped, but what dors the dinner Ihc Mayflower Hotel. The 20-minutc speech was broadcast to other Democratic gatherings arouiin the country. In a letier to the three major networks broadcasting it. Recce said he would feel justified if the could justify a four spade bid. Now let us look at thc bidinsr at the table No. 2. Over East's bid of one spado. West bid two spades True, he held only three trumps, but generally in aknockout match players do not make vulnerable overcalls on four-card suits . So West felt justii'cd in supporting with Ihree of the suit. Now East knew ;ha; ins partner had support for his trump suit and that lie also had strength. Otherwise there would have been a pass at one spruie from West. Therefore, with the type of hand Hint IIP had. East was jtistirri in going io four spades. resume weighing wool and water. Johnson said he didn't trust nil those Australian invoices. He can't tell how much of the listed weight is sea brcesrs and how much is cheating. All his customs agents can do is squeeze the water from an occasional bale of wool, see how this checks with the bil^^f- Inding. and hope that the fibrin the other bales isn't phoney. Sen. Thye suggested that he ouit worrying. The senator said tills government had been buying up most or the wool grown in America for years, that the federal warehouses" are bursting with il, and that one of these days soon it will hit the market. "By next year," Sen. Thye added, "yon probably won't be Ectting much Imported wool to weigh in Boston. You won't need much of an appropriation to weigh it." "Yes sir." Johnson s.iid. reaching fo>- thc water pifchcr and wet- ling down the wooly feeling in his mouth. 15 Years Ago In BlijthevUle — Mrs. Charlie Elf rank, Mrs. John Long and Miss Emma Elfrank spent today in Memphis. Miss Virginia Nolcn will spend the wcckr-nrt in Memphis with her sister. Mrs. K. H. Mason, who is i£!\ Baptist hospital. ^ Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hard in were Memphis visitors today. The Rev. and Mrs. p. (IjpRorie spent Thursday in Memphis.' occasion arose to demand equal free time for the Republicans. Jlc I paid he ha ( ) been told the normal Even with thc king of clubs off- j cose o f _such a speech would be side, the contract was made easily. ' about $30.000. Tennis Star • HORIZONTAL 1,5 Pictured ) tennis player 11 Signify i 13 Ventilates < •1 Knight (ab.) 5 Cabbage C Resistance. units *7 Area measure 8 Conceal 15 Enough (pocl.) D Toiletry case 16 Satisfy 13 Of that kind 19 Taverns 20 Pedal digits i 21 Hawk-like bird -, 7 point j.-, 10 Clergyman 11 Believer in God 12 Newt H Pottery fragment 2-1 Vestige 28 Allot 31 Operate 32 Uncooked 33 Applauds 35 Handle 33 That man 39 Dawn 40 Church desk 43 Take out 47 Arrived •»!) Cross ' 5i) Greek seaport 51 Leave out 52 Pried 54 Unruffled! SB Fastens an Conflict 30 Dread 33 Burns 31 Fruits 3B Lets in 20 He is a Davis 37 Cogs winner 41 High shoe 27 Abstract being ,12 Smell 28 ski " 43 Profound •M Kinishcs 45 Behold! of one no trump tell his parl- i ^ 7 Large deer n er? As Hiizcn pointed out. It tells him exactly nothing. West had , VERTICAL" passed originally, and cv*n though I, 1 Vaccination. Ills partner made onolhcr free bid | ' pioneer » over two diamonds, I doubt that ; . 2 Presently \ m.-.ny players with West's h.ind f. * Intimidates) ;, •16 Worm •17 Chilly •1R Frenzied • r >3 Parent 55 My?clf J'

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