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{ PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1951 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. KAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAtNES. Assistant Publisher \. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bole Nitlona! Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co, New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered at second class matter at the po:t- ofJic« at Btytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October ». 1917 Member, of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or any BUburban town where carrier service la main* talned, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, »2.50 tor six months. 1125 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.60 per year payable In advance. Meditations O lord, (here Is none like ihee, neither l> there any God hestrie Ihee, according to all that we have heard.—I Chron. 17:24). « • • How calmly may we commit ourselves to the hands of Him who bears up the world—of Him who has created, and who provides for the joys even of Insects, as carefully as If He were their father.—RIchtCT. Barbs The American girl IK pensive before marriage and expensive afterwards. • » • Too much carrl-playlnr can bring on heart attacks ,says a doctor. But how can a man get out ol playlnr with his wife? « + * Classes for waiters and waitresses will be opened in an Illinois school In the fall, will the class please come to orders! * ' * * * Many people who know the least at least make the most of it. • • • HousWork Is called ont of the most hazardous of feminine occupations. Especially when the kids are home. accept the figures and grant ths ceiling prices requested. This will mean government protection of the highest cost producer. Except in the extremity of actual all-out war, when cost is inconsequential, we have never thus safeguarded the high- cost man. America built its greatness on venturesome risk-taking. A willingness to bras'e the competitive struggle has been a hallmark of the U. S. entrepreneur. We in this country have never sought guarantees of SUCCORS in any field. We have felt we should earn it. The three a.m. Capehart amendment is an affront to America's spirit of enterprise. And it promises to impose a nearly intolerable burden upon the consumer, the man who is touted in our free economy as the great beneficiary of our unrivaled enterprise. Gimmick in Controls Bill Helps Maintain High Prices Whenever price control measures have cr/me before Congress in recent years, a curious economic theory has reared its head. What it amounts to is taking virtually all the risk out of doing , business. Sometimes this notion have been shaped info a "guaranteed profits" proposal. That was suggested back .in 1046, and again this year. It would assure businessmen a prescribed level or percentage of profits. The arrangement occasionally has called for the extension of this principle to every line a manufacturer produces. In other words, if he happens to make stoves, iceboxes and vacuum cleaners, the ceiling prices would be set to guarantee him a profit on all these items. This plan, however, has never actually been cast into law, The opposition always has managed to muster sufficient strength to defeat it. But an alternative device leaning in the same direction did find its way into the Defense Production Act as renewed on July 31 of this year. It is the so-called Capehart amendment. It was fashioned al three a.m. one morning in a Senate-House conference committee meeting on the legislation. The clause provides simply that anyone may obtain a price ceiling for his product that reflects all his added costs from the period before the Korean war to July 26, 1951. Up until this provision was inserted and approved, government policy had been to set ceilings at pre-Korean levels plus all direct cost increases—those for labor and materials. The Capehart amendment allows the manufacturer to toss in cost changes in overhead, advertising, selling, and the like. In so doing, it has greatly weakened the price stabilization structure and immeasurably complicated the problem of judging the fairness of manufacturers' cost claims. The business technique of cost accounting is so highly developer! today that one firm, in an experiment, got six different cost results on its products by figuring its costs according to six different accounting systems. The range in figures \vas great. Furthermore, most companies do not keep records which show accurately how their indirect costs (selling, etc,) apply to the cost of their products. For the government to check on cost data submitted under the Capehart amendment would be out of the question without a huge expansion of OPS personnel. So there is little left to do but Warning in Advance The other day a truck and car collided on a four-lane highway leading northwest from New York City into the Catskill mountain resort area. The truck overturned and blocked all lanes. What followed is an eye-opener. For six and a half hours, traffic was stalled for a distance of 16 miles. Altogether, an estimated 15,000 automobiles were tied up. The wrecking crews reached the scene of the accident only with the greatest difficulty. Civil defense authorities in our big cities with crowded highway exists ought to take note. Imagine the chaos if such a minor mishap had occurred as sequel to an atom bomb attack on New York. Views of Others They Betray the U. S. For Financial Profit Some greedy, money-grabbing Americans do not know the meaning ol patriotism. They have no real love Jor the United states and will even sloop to no business w.lth our enemies, If they can be sure of 'financial profit. These individuals are not worthy of citizenship and should be branded RS traitors because, In effect, that Is what they are. Senator O'Conor has received reports that cerr tain American Insurance companies are aiding ,< trade with Red China. We tlo not believe he would have stated publicly that he has received t such report* unless he felt that they were true. A* n matter of fact, he said that he considered the reports "of such moment to the security of our'coimtfy that,. . . I Intend to_hav« the matter explored fully/-'" He says he has been -'toirt that those American Insurance firms "In co-operation Vith British companies, are helping to make possible a continuation of the flow of materials to our enemies by Jointly underwriting maritime and war risk Insurance on Ihe vessels engaging In trade with the Communists." We hope that Senator O'Conor and the subcommittee on export controls will spare no effort In proving which insurance companies are responsible in part for supplying the Chinese Communists with materials of war which are used against our ow-n fighting men In Korea. When It Is proved that these companies- have been a party to this economic trcaeliery. their names should be given Ihe widest publicity possible, and the American people should forever hold them In contempt and never again do business with them. Further than that, if there are any grounds for federal prosecution, they should be brought to trial for betr.iying the American people In general and our fighting men In partlr.ular. —ATLANTA JOURNAL SO THEY SAY They Won't Hold Water Peter Erfson'i Washington Column — Tremendous Increase Planned In Synthetic Wool Production once over lightly- Bj A A Fre«ric»»eB In spite of l(s general unpleasantness, the stupid parental demands it engendered and the hollow multerings of a football coach, I found the flushing of 00 West Point cadet* on a cheating rap to be a rather refreshing affair, Whe.rj the "affaire d'cribbing" r breasts but the storm has subsided now, and ths world doesn't seem to have been tilted off Its axis to anjr a£ first unwrapped, there was the sua] weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth and beating of WASHINGTON (NEA1—Plans to increasa U. S. production ol synthetic wools U> a rate ol 100 million pounds a year by 1953 arc now bfiing considered by Charles E. Wilson's Office of Defense Mohlli7a- tion. Present production Is about four million pounds. AH of this production will be by private Industry, No government plants and no government flnanc- Natural Wool Pri Soar I duction, An annual production of The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN' P. JORDAN, M.n. Written for NEA' Service Some Interesting questions about fibroids have been sent in by M. A. P. ''I have a sister," she writes, "who is having trouble with a fibroid about the size of a golf ball. Since r have had'trouble of the same sort which was successfully treated with X-ray, she has asked my advice. 'Could R fibroid the size of a golf ball be diagnosed accurately in a woman around 40 years old who has had several children? Ts there a simple lest to determine whether cancer is present in the fibroid? Could a small fibroid cause loss of weight and general run-down condition. How are such fibroids treated?" These questions pretty nearly cover the entire subject, it is possible for a skilled physician to make a rather accurate diagnosis of the presence of a fibroid. The size, too, can be quite exactly noted. If there are several fibroids present—which is not unusual— Ihe exact number and their size cannot always be discovered quite as accurately before an operation. There is no simple test, to determine whether there Is cancer present In a fibroid. But, and this is important, cancer is not an important complication and occurs infrequently in fibroids. As, to the effects of fibroids, it can certain); be said that they may and often .^dtiirai t^ HIM i * ices otn*i uut^iauu. nu tuiiiudi pruuuciiuii 01 ne saia inaL cney may ana oiten In 1933 the average price of wool' 100 million pounds a year would of! do cause a person to be run-down was 46 cents a pound. In 1945 It was| course take care of only 75 cent,*: a pound. Last March, the price lor domestic TOO! was tl.lS white Australian top grades, delivered In bond at Boston, brought 53.60 a pound. By July, this top price had been brought down to S2.45 a pound, The U. S. consumption. Synthetic aVrfefy Has Advantages One pound of synthetic wool will go much farther than a pound of natural wool, however. The synthetic fiber la cleaner, the staples are more uniform, there is le?.s waste fifth of in health. They are frequently associated with symptoms which do cause the victim to become anemic drop had been forced largely by and It Is lighter. There are some ing are involve-d At the present time, stopping government purchases for estimates that one pound of the the granting of tax amortizations to I the American defense program. By synthetic variety will go as far companies that build the new syn- '"'ther curtailing U. S, purchases, two pounds of natural, thelic wool plants is not consider- the P rice ma >' be (c >rced down to The synthetic wools have other cd necessary S2.00. But this is still considered too advantages. They can be made Government priorities to obtain h'Sh.-Synthetic wool fibers produc- wrinkle-proof, crease-proof and wa- slcel and other critical materials ed at 50 cenls " P 0 "™ 1 cr '.<"». could, lerproof. The fibers made from coal needed to build the new plants will " f course . knock natural wool pro- natural gas petroleum or other-min- be. granted. The government wm ! <l«=tlon rlsht out of the market. erals are mothproof, mildew and nlso provtrte an u' nearly all (he sy duced. The wool i necessary for the effort. Half ft dozen n cal manufacture now Interested ! production. Inch Peter Ctlson U. S. does not ' tlN HI t k ., ' . _ ' ' ~ ' . lajor U. S. cheml- JIR companies are in synthetic wool idfcd .are DnPont, clanese Corp., Viro., American Vts- and Chemslranrt. w. Location of new plants has not been decided upon. As far as the American consumption of wool averaged 323 million pounds a year n the 1937-41 period. In the war years. 1942-45, it shot up to 582 million pounds annually. It dropped to 329 million pounds in 1943, rose to 429 million pounds n Z950, It will fro over 500 million pminds this yenr, and will probably go skill higher in 1952. Since the end of the war, with consumption down, (he U. S. has been drawing largely on wool stocks. Existence of wool reserves in the United States Js what has made possible the cut In defense-buying to forre the price down this ytttr. In another year or two, however. United Slates the American wool reserve *'lll be alone, is concern- \ all gone. If U. S. demand for nat- ed, consumption ural wool should shoot up in 19S3, of natural wool! about fhe time that European na- has boen about tions are back on their feet and three times domestic produc- able to buy more wool,, the demand would rise greatly and so would the tion. What wool price. consumption the! It is this long range picture that rortuce Itself it Im- 1 has made the U. S. Government's tralla, Nevk" Zealand d the Argentine. Office of Defense Mobilization decide to push synthetic wool pro- 1 V\A/PlOFl R > ERSKINE JOHNSON L_ I VYv/Vxl— ' xr* Slaff C ndent rot proof. Those made from milk casein, peanuts, corn or other protein or cellulose bases are less resistant. With nil these advantages. It is not believed that th£ synthetic fibers will completely destroy the market 1 for natural wool. For specific uses, best results are obtained by textile blends. Also, as the country grows and as the world standard M living ris«E. the demand for all fibers — naturals and synthetics — is about to grow. There are strenuous objections. however, to the dex'elopment of 'an American synthetic ivool Industry. They »re largely political. On the domestic political front, st-atcs where wool-growing is a major industry are fighting this new threat of competition. On the International front, it Is claimed that & synthetic wool industry will upset the economies o1 the woo I -exporting countries, Bui in a way, both domestic and foreign wool growers have brought this hew trouble, on themselves by keeping their price too high. cards lay It made no difference. South won with the queen of clubs Anri rirpxi' nn*> mnrc. rnnnrl df Inimn^. A parent will never have a rral .strong, tough American boy as Ions; ns Ihe t)1c crisis is whether ne'll have orange Juice or srarirfrutt to start the day.—Gen. Lewis B. Hershey. director, selective Service. • * * The United States no longer contains the ba- ElE for Us ( security within itj own borders —Nelson Rockefeller, former assistant Secretary of State. • . • • have dune a sood Job of disposing of overseas surplus war property.—Glenn A, Wolfe, deputy U. S. German nich commissioner. CKxt Himself infter World War II' couldn't . • * America today is not a firit-class air po^'er. It. is quri'.tonable If America is even a second- class air power. In modern jet flghtfrs Russia now outnumbers us. 3-1/2 to I. In combat planes Russia is now outbuilding us 4 to 1.—Erie Cocke. Jr.. national commander. American -Legion. « • • Hide a feiv things and hp'll go nome anci think about you [or hours.—Corrtne Calvet. actress. »arnmc women against wearins too-revealing swimsutts. • • • The diets of both Maori and pakeha (while mam are deteriorating. It's this modern craze for vegetables and fniit. The old idex w»s to feed the ftuit and vegetables to the pip and then pal the pic. Physiologically, 1 «m sure, this was mr- rei-t,—Dr. George M. Smith, New Zealand menical man. By BETTY 11UTTON . (For Ersklnt Johnson. | who is on vacation) i HOLLYWOOD fNEAl — I've Just spent seven months working for [ Cecil DeMille. It was my tirst for i the master, and anyone who has i been through a DeMille production i knows it UrMillc h a player's director.! Vim fear him, respect him. Idolize lilm—In the same hreath and al 1 liie. s.ime moment. But one thing. j you can't take him or hlj plans casually. I'm supposed to be a pretty vibrant thinp tl believe my publicity) hut what Is vibrancy In Hie [IcMillr wake? This man Mas seven with the king. self: "Arc you craiyT Why rlld you Declarer then abandoned the do Ihls thing?" Why hadn't I [ trumps. Outside of the trumps. East Ihnusht to ask these quesUons BE-! ra "W have nothin; better than two FORE the picture? I did raise onei '*<* queens and two red lacks. This small objection. 1 ™> lrt »«>> *« enou ? h "-en for a When DeMille first talked to mei«« m -P" tf douole ""> CM East also of or otherwise reduced from a state of good health. Three Treatments As to treatment, there Is this to say. A fibroid, or several of them, cannot be dissolved or made to disappear by any drug. In fact the tendency is for them to grow in size. However, small ones may do no harm and are usually watched without any treatment unless some good reason develops for doing something.j , ^ - ( i _ . There are three possbile lines of trea'tment^when -this Is necessary: o try to remove a single fibroid eaving the uterus or womb in ilace; to remove the womb includ- ng the fibroid, or to try to destroy the fibroid with radium without injuring the womb. The selection of which method :> follow Is complicated and depends on many Individual circumstances. However, in the vast majority of those who MUST have treatment, the removal of the entire uterus along with the fibroic 1 or fibroids Is considered the treatment of choice. 75 Years Ago In Bfythevi/i*— E. L. Blkins, arrive Sunday to spend two weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Nunn. They formelj lived here. A. Conway has returned from t fishing trip to the gulf coast, hav ing gone down with Godfrey White of Osceola. J. C, Cllllom Jr., o Wilson and p. P. Jacobs of Grider James Guard has'returned fro: a visit of several days in St. Lou! and Wood River, Mo. He was ac companied home by George L. > of Wood River, who will be h: guest for several days. Mr. and Mrs. Joplln, Mo., about the role of Holly In "The Scr HOM.VWOOP on Page 10 JACOBY ON BRIDGE RT OS\VALl> JACOBY Written for SEA Service . . MlS-Bld Hand Often step* ahead of everyone In Ihe pic- . Has O Purpose ture. j v-,, ^^a ,, n K.M^ttt *. t .-i -iirK if In s robber bridge gamp, today's old haU-rmler. you unleash ' sreM problem—and what ha i C. B. flashes that fatherly *mjle. i pats you on the head and *.iy,vthe i problem was solved ye.ilcrd.iy. The way he works on the sets is, .in actress' dream. He never (ells ' you how to act. He analyze. 1 the • emotion and mood ol i dramatic texture and what It. Is strppoj-eci to convey. Then you're on your own DeMille lia:* prc,vided a >iru.iunu ,\ud it s up to >ou to brill,? it to tile. 1 Th.U's a lot different, than some i directors \\ho li.lrk tlirniish a mi. crophone — 'Okay. Betty, jet m i theic and show 'cml" I .MAGir srtu. I No one can toil me DfMiUe doe.-i n't. cxr-tt some kind of ma^ic spell. 1 drn't say he's in leacup with evil ear- easlh . h „ |he hancl would this. (or . 0 ., en , moment later. i , Th? h , n() B . as acUlal i y rie< , lt> ,,,,„.. j , vor _ m ,, murnament. North knew' thllt (lv(1 c | ubs vvou ] d no i provide : ss ?oot( , tournament score as four spades. Therefore he never even mentioned thr. clubs but raised the spades a 1 , once. Perhaps this wa ' NORTH • A108643 + AK73 WEST (D) 463 WAR 10 9732 EAST 4. Q 10 9 4 VQJ5 *82 Wed IV Pass Pass Piss 4954 SOUTH AKJ87 S3 + QJ10S North-South vul. North Cut Sooth 2» Pass 2 A 3 4 Pass 4 4 Pass Double Pass Past Opening leaa—» K great degree. The nation was properly, but to me somewhat incongruously, aghast when the »0 caught cadets got the gate. It was a horrible thing, people wailed; shocking, terrible, etc., etc. That it was, but so were the deep freete and RFC and Hiss and other varied Washington scandals. I was happy to see the whole af- alr unearthed at such little rela- ive cost to the taxpayer. In other scandals fresh in the memory, var- 011.5 officials of this government lave taken the taxpayers to the cleaners before being caught with their fingers in the till. Refreshing, I found, was the handling of the ousters in the face of parental demands that sunk to the idiotic low of insisting 'that (.heir boys be reinstated as though nothing had happened. Par for the course of such post-scandal panic were the urgings that the naughty ninety be given honorable discharges for activities that at least technically could be considered honorable only by administration standards, s /tt Somewhat less than refreshing, M\ however, .were a couple of aspects - • of the West Point panic. I was a shade disappointed to learn that, despite the physical finickiness shown by the Army in accepting cadets, the Point was shy of having sufficient muscle in the corps to round out a fieldable football team. I had always been under the impression that to be a West Point cadet, one must be able to rip ft Manhattan telephone directory neatly down the middle and straighten horseshoe*. It is ft bit disheartening to contemplate how many current Army officer! are wearing of the brass not because ley are tacticians or strategists or eaders of men. but because they ere masters of the quarterback . nealc or a crippling body block, . Coach Red Blaik's apparently mcere but misdirected eulogy on.^ ne departing cadets was not un- ' xpected, but I feel he'" overstepped .imself when he became mired in entiment and jave his cashiered idmen their uniforms .as going- s ; away gifts. Since part of my ta* 'r'i money went Into the purchase of hat equipment, I strongly resent use of it to salve the wounded pride f : pooled cadets. I also wonder why any player would want, even as a j|j ;ift, such a ghost to haunt him. >!| One of the wieraest reactions to :he whole thing was that displayed by our unmllitary educational institutions. They are gunshy when t comes to throwing; open their Ivy- spattered halls of learning and pungent dressing rooms to the exiled Pointers. A few college officials are still grieving over the still, dead form of ethics and cast a wary eye at students ousted from another institution for borrowing answers. It Is sad that they are correct kn their attitude and yet It'a »n unusual college that doesn't do considerable conniving with the cash to "recruit" a football team. As long as colleges field teams on such a basis, it seems picayunistv to miibblo over a student's background. Especially when he may be touchdown material. All things considered. how«ver. there is still something refreshing about the Wtst Point affair. What with Gen. Harry Vaughan and his deep freeze, Oen. Wallace Graham / and his market-speculations. Don-^ aid Dswson and his wife's mink coat and »H the rest, it's nice to see scmeone caught in the henhouse get his hand.slapped for a change. Silent Screen Star had four trumps to the mieen-ten. South therefore played for scene, it.s: poor iripa. but it certainly turned out well and I hate to quarrel witrf trump coup. He led to the ace i>t siircffs. : diamonds and rulfed a diamond East's double would be unthlnk- setting up the rest of dummy's long able in a rubber bridse game. In, suit. This left declarer with Jack- tournaniriit play, however, .'ream-! rleht of spades behind East's puff double* are, often made. At j queen-ten. any rate, that's the way Ihe biduinrl South then led a cluh to dummy's went, and all four players were very king and proceeded to lead diamonds tournament stars, so it' from dummy. If East ruffed low couldn't have been too outlandish. South could over-ruff and teat West nnened the king of hearts clubs until East was ready to lak and continued the suit on being en-, the queen of trumps. II East rutted ccuiacrrt by his partner's jack. :hiRh, South could discard, win anj i • - South ruffed led a trump to dum-; return, and draw the last trump. ! spirits, but (he-other day I auoke my . s >(e and rc ,,, r ,. ed , i 0 ». dia- j East actually chose to discard mono' from dummy. ; South thereupon discarded club Ea^t put up the jack of diamonds., and wa? able to lead from the dum but WCM overtook with the kins Inj my at the IZth trick. East could order to lead the eishtof clubs. This; make only his queen of trumps, and \va.« a coorl idea, since East mi«ht' South was bound to make his con- 1 wirii a horrible sliot-A 1 • .'omelhinc that m.*; : .e me break .nit I into a cold sweat- I had ;lown flown through the air! Nrt once ] t)'i f several times. HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted silent screen star, Rawlinson 8 He now is on • 13 Esters of oleic 6Bambooliie acid 14 Smells 15 Entangle 16 Approaches 18 Novel 19 Goddess of infatuation 20 Guinea rush 21 Compass point 22 Goddess of the earth Z6 Sole 42 Hodgepodge 27 Shakespearean 43 Kalian river king 28 Larissan mountain 33 Give .34 Speaker 36 Taciturn 37 Folds for the Mril lime 1 asked my- ( have the queen of clubs, but as thel tract. grass 7 Former Russian ruler 8 Flower 9 Paid notice 10 Finished 11 Peaceful 12 City io New York ; 17 Symbol for ruthenium 23 Inspector 25 Machine p.rt 41 Br«ill.n state general (ab.) 2! Therefore 27 Crazy (slang) 29 Chief priest of a shrine 30 Electrical unit 31 Morindin dye 32 While 33 Boat 35 Coarse file 38 Either 39 Symbol for illinium 40 Short sleep 42 Gems 47 Malt drink 43 Indonesian of Mindanao 49 Religious maxims 50 Meadow 3 [Oriental gateway 53 Fascinate 55 Muse of poetry 44 Aging device 45 Row 48 Membranous pouches 47 Wing-shaped 52 That thing 54 Kolehan Indian jfe

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