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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE OOTJRXER NtWS OO. H W. HAINtti PubUlber ; JA1O8 L. VERHOEFP, Editor PAUL Di HUMAN, Advertising ttttaftx Sole Natldml Advertising Reprcttntatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered u second claii fnatter at lite poet- ofllce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October », 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES: ,By .carrier lii the city ot\ Blythevllle or any suburb town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within n radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six moutlis, $1.60 for three months; by mall outside CO mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditation For as he; thliikelh In his heart so Is he,— Proverbs 23:7, . » » « Drisacli says, "Nurture your mlml with fcrexl thouehts." Action Is dictated and controlled Ijy thoughts. New Greek Elections Former Premier Sophoulis of Greece suggests Hint the United Stntes :is!c King Paul (o "ativise" Uie present premier to dissolve the parliament autl • hold a new election. If possible, our government certainly should do this iv the ; interest of nil concerned. Only the right and center parties lire^-now represented in the Greek gov- ernnient. The Liberals, who compromise about 20-i»r cent" of the voting population, refused to participate in the government although they won several 'seats in the 19'M elections. The Communists are also quite strong. But Mr. Sophoulis would exclude both the extreme left and extreme right, and make a future' government & representative ebalition of the center. The 'present Greek government may be freely chosen, but it is not representative government. Certainly America's intentions would be open to suspicion if the present regime were to receive our indefinite support. New elections would seem to be a legitimate and valuable string to attach to any American financial aid to Greece. Mr.; Truman's Transformation j ; It is hard to believe that the Harry S. Truman of tlie Jefferson Day ; s[)cecii is the^me Harry S. Truman who, as a loyal party roan, allowed hiwiiinlt' to IMS silenced and ignored in last full's political campaigns. But the results of the elections probably explain tho change that has come over the President. Party strategists attempted to reelect a Democratic Congress by sidetracking Mr. Trumun, whose popularity had slumped at the time, and broadcasting recordings of the late President Roosevelt's voice. The strategy was not successful. And with its failure^ Mr. Truman ceased trying to be the voice of Mr. Roosevelt. Tlie : change has never been more apparent than in the Jefferson' Day Dmnejr address in Washington. It was the sjjeech of a man who is standing- cm his 'own feet and filling the office of President in his own right. A1Y. Truman laid his policies and programs on the line without diffidence or apology. , He, cannily refrained'from lambasting t-h«i Republican Congress directly. .For htfjhnist work with the Republicans in advancing along the course which , he has chartered. In fact, one of his strongest criticisms might havn applied more readily to his own parly's left wing than to the Republicans. The'speech marked a definite break with the ultra-New Dealers whose efforts Kad failed last November. This •scarcely could have been otherwise. For Mr. Truman clearly undertook an impossible task by pledging himself to the program of Franklin D. Roosove.t when he took office. That was "a broad and general program of domestic social legislation and, as some interpret it, continuation of the close . wartime co-operation with Russia. It was not a detailed blueprint. * What made Mr. Truman's task impossible was the ' succession of crises, major and minor, which followed the war's end. There were such things as the change in Russia's attitude, the • .failure of price controls and the en.-V ;suing demand for thtir removal, the "' and railroad strikes, the problem (AM.Y COUKHK KIWI of writing peace treaties, and so on. These crises would have confronted Mr. Roosevelt. There were plenty of people willing to tell Mr. Truman what his predecessor would have done under the same circumstances. But these suggestions were not helpful and, perhaps, not entirely true. We have it from as old nml goor a friend as Miss Fr.itieis Perkins that tho late President was less theoretician Ihan an improvise!-, who built the New Deal almost from day to day and changed hi.s tactics to moot chnnjriiiK' conditions. At any nile, Harry S. Truman had to meet the problems of the presidency with Hurry Truman's brains, not Fivuikliii Koo.s-cTCll's. Ifow reluctantly some of his party colleagues accepter* that fact was shown in the use of tlic Roosevelt recordings in the last election. The vote .showed how impossible to cling to (.ho |);is(, So, with^ his ji<UJi-e."s of April 5, Mi'. Truman look I ho confident, commanding position of party leadership which his of fax- gives him. Ho also undoubtedly fired the first jjun of his* 13.18 re-election. H made an imposing boom, too. > VIEWS OF OTHERS Henry Ford They nre snyiug Hint the lust, of the giants of Industry 1ms passed. Cortnlnly many' distinctive features pf Henry Ford's carper will no soon be repented. Tn u world tending toward corporate or cnllccllvLsl enterprise It Is difficult for any il'.divulinil to hold n roinp»ralile plnce. The story Is fiimllinr Ijiit worth reviewing: The fnnn boy who Inillt ;i steam engine al 14 nml with it n clronm ot getting Humanity's chores done by mechanical power; Hie ini-.chln- isl ill 40 with "craxy ideas" of building horseless buggies nt n price the "average mun" could afford; the light to break the Sddeii natent monopoly nml to cheapen production by more mccliunlzntlan which won him the nuine "lallier of mass production"; the $5 u day wage; chancing over to meel competition with the battle with Wall Street; building n "self-contained," vertical Industry by developing mines, railroads, ylnss and rubber sources; experiments wi'li hobbles uiul c-htirltlps— more uncertain than any motor; coming back (luring the war to tai:e control when Rise) passed on; ihen turning the $ empire over to younger hands, watching rcorgniiifnlkm with equanimity. It sounds so easy—almost as automatic ns the beloved sclf-sliuler—the idea of cheap tmnsuortndoii. It was peculiarly an American Idea, born of con.sidcrrtlton for the- "average man." And there was here more than an idea — there was courage, hard work, Imagination mid independent thinking. They nre saying (hat the Inst of the industrial glant-s lin.s passed, Bui the pattern of great individual achievement has not been broken. Among the boys tinkering in America today we mny not find another 1'ortl. Yet tomorrow wilt have its giants. Even now, in schoolroom and shop they are dreaming the dreams that will shape tomorrow's world. The p&sslbility of transforming the fucc of civilization with big Ideas Is still lirr. The opportunity for outstanding expression of constructlre qiinlltio."; did not pass with Henry Fm'd. Indeed the opportunity will Increase as understanding of the sole spiritual source of those ideas and qtiaiuics increns. -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR BARBS BY HAL COCflRAN The price of soap lias been going up— and that's one thitig [hut won't come out in tne wash. • « * Babe Ruth is still in form-on the radio even his voice made :i hit! • » * Spring fever usually comes just In time to take the place <if the winter cold as nn excuse for tnklnu a day otf. « • • Wns (lie time when we placed nn order lor n new car. Now they seom lo be misplacrd. • » • Americans spent an average of J200 per 'nm- lly for alcoholic beverages in 1941;. sounds stc.n- Bering. Think not? SO THEY SAY The Koreans h.-ive a violent aversion to the word (trusteeship* and seem to lose nil objective thinking when they hear it.—Lieut-Gen. John H. Hodge, u. S. commander In Korci. • • • It is not difficult to B rt slate legislatures to bnltd new buildings, but it Is a tremendous task to get sufficient money from stale governments to properly statf any building, new or old.—Dr. prank P. Tallman, Ohio Public Welfare Commissioner • » * If the (tovcrmnent did some thing lo hem u.e people there would be less talk ol commun'sm — Dr. James M. Henry of Ungmnn U.. Kwanu- Inng Providence, china. * • • I can't go along with the statement ll-nt a bad decision i s better than no decision -A<1- miral Nimilz, chief of Naval Opcrallons We All Feel a Lot Better Now MONDAY, .APRIL 14,. 1047 ' Bigwigs in WAA Mutter, Stutter Over Nebraskan's Competence Loss of Four Seats in Senate by Republicans In 1948 Could Place Democrats Back in Saddle (HV I'ETER IKOSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. April H. <NEA) —Early book on the 1948 elections indicates how easy it. will bo for the Republicans to lose control of the Senate, even it n Republican president were elected. Present Senate division is 51 Republicans. 45 Democrats. A loss of three seaU by the Republicans would give the Iwo parlies n lie. A loss of four seats would give the Republicans 47. the Democrats 43. The terms of 32 senators expire in 1B43. Eighteen are Republicans. Fourteen arc Democrats. Only threo cf the Democrats are from northern states Green of Rhode Island. Johnson of Colorado, and Murray of Montana. The other eleven Democratic seats arc in southern slates which ace sine to elect Democrats. That gives the Democrats 21 contests in the north from which they must nick no only four scats to p,ct Senate control." * • • Greatest source of loss in shipping individual relief packages of food and clothing to friend's and relatives in TSmopca.ii countries has been la'ck ol insurance on parcel post. Today U. a. Post Office Department will accept insured parcels for England, Scotland, antl trelaiul only. All others must, go at sender's risk. ' DELAY .'OF I'ltOVOSCI) A.MKNDMKNT 1 Chances of ratifying the proposed 22ml Amendment to the U. S. con- 1 xtitiiticm before 1949 are slim. This Is Hie recently passed Republican proposal to limit any U. S. president, to cither tiwo full four-year elected terms or a total of not more than lo years In Ihe White House. Delay won't make much difference bi-causc the amendment could have no bearing before 1952. If Harry Truman is re-elected in 1948 and the proposed amcnment is ratified before 1952. it would prcvem Truman from .running for re-election in 1E5G. If a Republican l s elected president in 1041 and ree-le.-!ed in 1852, under the amendment ho coukl not be .1 candidate In ID52. under the amendment, be could not ae a candidate in 195C. I • « • "Opponents of Army-Navy merger bill have also laiufthert a flank attack against the War Department's universal military training plan. Argument being used against such training is that it is all Part of a grab by American militarists to get the dominant position in government. Value of the proposed six-months training as a defense measure is scouted. Thp claim is made that the principal use of this training period would be to indoi- trlnatc American teenage youth ttith militarism. Tactics of Republican leadership in dealing with <)olh unification of the services mid military training bills is apparently to drag out the hearings and delay action possibly till next year. GREEK AND fTURK , / ROLL CAIA IN U. S Some form or organized train- ing for Greek and Turkish administrators is expected to he included in ,h c S100 million relief mid rc- conslruction programs for those two countries, if and when approved by Congress. Over 1000 Greek and Turkish students nre already enrolled In U. S. universities or studying production methods in U. S. industries. Greek students numVier 200. Most of them are private students, sons of wealthy Greek families, sent to .the U. S. to get their higher education at their parents' expense. The Turks, on the other hand, have an elaborate government scholarship plan which calls for . 90'.) carefully selected Turkish students receiving technical instruction in this country in medical, agricultural, or engineering schools and in steel, auto, and other basic industries. Many of these Turkish students formerly attended the American- supported Robert College and Ihe American Colleg for Women in Istanbul. The American College in Athens has now reopened and is being reorganized after having been closed by the Nnzis during their occupation of Greece. Influence of students from these three American institutions, plus two others in Syria and one in Cairo, is generally believed to have kept the Middle East out of the Axis orbit miring the war. All six of tlie schools were originally founded by American missionaries. IN HOLLYWOOD 11Y F.USKINK JOHNSON NKA Staff Otrrc.snoniU'nl HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — We've been getting the lowdown on Hollywood jewelry from movlclown's most famous jewelry desu-ner Joseff. He told us Diuoclier wears n platinum and gold wedding ring set with rubies and diamonds. It's n duplicate of thr one t.araiue Day wears. (And wait until Ihe Brooklyn fans and Happy Chandler rend Ibis.) But with all their money, Joseff says that movie queens are spenrt- HiK more these days Oil ivmodclmi; old jewelry than on new siuff. Connie Uennett came In the other day mid had Joseff convert, whai she said was an "old" diamond bracelet into a brooch. Of all liis original rtYsigns. .Iixsrff has two fiivorilos. a gold Sim-coil lapel ]iSn with ili:>ni»ml c.vcs lhal move, and a cnlil bird cant- with a llirei--r:ir.u ,,ri sl -| iliumond bobbing 1 arnunil in.siilt'. His pet jewelry peercs where the ladies are concerned: "You'd think women u-ore afraid of it the way some or them pick out little pieces Large pieces are not in bad laste And why will blondes wear only gold or brunctlcs only sliver Instead of realizing jewelry should complement (heir costume, not their coloring.'' IISIIRU MAKES T11K CillADE Male fashion liond; i n -Suddenly It's Spring." M-ed MarMtirnv wears n pair of silk' pajamas. * • • How to crash Hollywood department: Cameron Mitchell was work- Ing as a $12 a week New York thealer usher, tie sent lm>( rim) Fontanne a note reading. "If vmi Hunk you can net. you should 'see me." They Rave him n » audition. Hired him for Ihrir r oad compnnv A movie talent .scout .s,i w him arid MC'M ROiUi: !>bo ° s ;lt Hollywood Reconnaissance: Hoi- has two full pages of church advertising In its only newspaper every Saturday. » * • Edward Arnold, playing another father role In "Wallflower," is one of the few Hollywood people who know President Truman well. They were having lunch three months niter Truman had been elected PUR's vice president and Ihe President was chiding Arnold for his GOP leanings. ' '• "I heard you ninke n speech once." said Mr. Truman, "for Dewcy." "How'd you like II.?' 1 asked Arnold. "Pine. 1 laughed Mr. Truman. "II you hadn't made it. he might have won." SW1NO IS DKAI) Charlie Darnel, (he bandleader who climbed lo [ame on swine music, claims that swing j s de:)l ami Is now only a detriment,~lo an orchestra. . . . Ed "Archie" Oard- ncr is talking about an Independent movie based on the Damon Runyan story, "A Slight Case of Murder." . . . Vcra Vague will make personal appearance. 1 ! in England I his summer. . . . Parkynkmkus Is nixing Broadway musical comedy offers In favor of a new new radio show In the fall. Those blue jeans worn by Alexis Smith in "Stallion Road" were the same pair, from the Warner wardrobe department, worn by Gary Cooper in "Ser- RCant York." • • • Esther Williams has ihrcp new balhiNR stills of that "cold (ire" material used for signaling during" the wnr. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE .4 Weak Vulnerable Overcall — Down \4! KY WH.r.MM E. AIcKENNEY Amrrira's Card Authority Written for NEA Servire Winning of the Eastern Stales open pair championship places the names O f Richard Kahn of New York and Charles Whilcbrook of Whitebrook! *KQ9R<! I VA4 f . 4 10531 " * J852 Kahn i AG V.KQ10976; . »AKJ * 106 3 Tournament — Both"vul.\ South West North East I » 1 A «, Double Pass Opening— V A "14 The DOCTOR SAYS BY WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN, M.D. Written for NEA Servire Lemon juice may destroy tooth structure particularly If It is taken at other than mealtime. Two Mayo Clinic doctors recently examined 50 patients who had developed destruction of their teeth is the result of using lemon juice as a medicine. Most of them were women (four to one), and they came from 22 stales. Mexico. Canada, and Puerto Rico, which Indicates how widespread this practice lias become. In ciicn case lemon Juioe was taken in water between meals most often upon arising In the murnlng. II was taken as a remedy for rheu- mnllsm, constipation, and colds, and us a tunic. Some were using U for weight reduction. Possibility thai acids ,iri> <Ie- stroying (oeth js SU51 , cctccl whm nersons complain of sensitivity to hot food ami drink. Another sign of acid Injury is absence of stain mid stain lines on teeth SHOULD BK USKI) A S FQO» In the cases reported by the Mnvo Chine doctors, the degree and r.ite ot enamel destruction varied even though the same quantity, of lemon luice was taken in about th* same mnnner. Some teeth showed marked destruction afler only a few months of use white others had undergone less destruction of enamel following use for mare than a yen.- Etching and decalciricalion of Ihe teeth by action of lemon julv has been known for a long time. Lemons nre a dependable source of vitamin C and should be used as a food with meals QUKSTION: My husband has bsen told that he has sillcosls which was contracted in a mini Xim anything be done to help him? ANSWER: i,, silicosis. til- deposits of silicate in the lung cause scar tissue to develop, and thh cannot be cured by medicine. Sihcosis patients must learn to adjust liiem- selves to their limited lung capacity. 15 Years Ago In Blijtheville— Mr. and Mrs. Park Hnlclicit. Mrs W. D. Chamblin and Mrs G E. Keck went lo Memphis yesterday lo attend the opening ball name of Ihe Southern League with Memphis and Little Rock playing. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Worlbington went to Little Rock this morning where Mrs. Worthington will rep. resent Ihe Woman's Auxiliary of the local Presbyterian Church al <ho Arkansas Presbyterial there. Drs. Carl and Edna Mies, Alvin Holly, Murray Smart, Mrs. 'J. p Friend and son, were nmoiif tlinsc itteiidint; "Madam Majesty" given in Steele last night by the Blyihe- ville Dramatic-Debating Club Mesdame.s Jack Horner, Everett Gee, w. B. Tanner. Plippin Whit- ncr. John Finley,. Fred Childs and two sisters, Mrs. Robbins ,in,l Miss Margaret Mason and Mrs. A. CJ Little were guests of Mrs. Floyd White restcrday when she was hosl-s-j lo members of the Tuesday Club Mrs Mae Aldridge won hose as tne club high score and Mrs. Whitner wrs also presented hose as guest score winner. Population of the world has more than doubled since 1800. It Is possible to make vinegar from honey. New Rochelle. N. Y., on the Gold man Cup. awarded to winners of 'his outstanding pair litlo. Tills I cup bus been in play since 1929, and Ihe only two people who have been able to get their names on It twice are Oswald Jacoby and Richard Frey. Whitebrook and Kahn set tlieh opponents 1100 points on today's hand. East and West could have saved n trick, but they still would have had a loss of 800 for an equally bad score. West got caught with a weal,-, vulnerable overcall. When White- brook (Noitii doubled, he thought (hal he might be giving up- a slam, but he felt sure thai he and Ills partner could set West more than tile value of a slam. , When the opening lead held Whitebrook continued with the fouv of hearts, which West trumped. West led a small spade toward dummy's ten, but Whitebrook won with the queen and immediately led the king of spades. West won. this with the ace, led a small club, Whitebrook played the seven, dummy the nine. ' Tliis Is where declarer could have saved himself 300 points, had he gone up with the king of clubs. South won the trick with the ten f clubs and led back the king of hearts. West trumped with the seven or spades. North over-trumped with tho eight and led back the nine of spades. West won with the jack and led another club. but. North went i n with the ace and that was Ihe end of the story for West. He had taken three trump tricks and a loss of 1100 poinfs. 1 By FREDERICK <;. OT1IMAN United Press Staff Corri'spondeaf. WASHINGTON. April 14.--Bond a knee before Gordon T. Em-to of Omaha, oh y c of little failh In bureaucrats, and sprinkle rosebuds in his pulli. Federal official he may oe, hut he broke (he rules against ush.'j his head to think and thereby saved us taxpayers some money. Spread , the exclamation points upon lh<€i 'I record, blow Ihe trumpets, Mid plrV* upon him 'n golden mil and Iwlt. I never heard a story like Ihls one before; I doubt if.the Investigating congressmen did, cltiier. Burke, you may remember, is the tall, gray-hahcd boss of the War Assets Administration's Nebraska office, who turned in ids resignation effective the end of this month because he didn't like the way UH- (jen- crals got rid of surplus properly. One WAA general lestined, in fact, (hat lie made all decisions himself, without any need for the immis of helpers like Burke. Thai cam',' oft a couple of days ago. So here was tne War Investigating Committee headed by Rep Ro«s HisrJey of Oklu., trying to Icam why the government signed n contract to sell more than 100.0M tons of nuts nmi bolts to nn outfit, in Detroit for $22.50 a ton, slirht unseen. A parade of WAA officialdom sought to prove to llic congrcssjr.e-'i that this was a fair offer, that (lie Palmer Bolt <t Nut Co. of Michi- gas was the only concern in the world which would take so many nuts and bolts at any price, ni:d that the taxpayers ccrtnlnlv wie lucky the WAA had found n "sucker Rlzley <fe Co. looked upon i.h-> witnesses with fishy eyes. They decided to call back my hero lo sec what he did about his bolls and mics- The contract called for him to sliip -r,i the bolts, nuts, rivets and w.islei-s A.i in his stock to the Palmer Co.' ' ' W" Nuts to the contract, said Burke- nuts to .the generals, and nuts to the orders that rolled in on the federal teletypes. Among ollm- things he had on hand wevs 300 tons of aluminum rivets fo;-~ 'dr- planes, for which lie had an offer of $197.72 a ton. Did he have to sell the.w for $22.50? He certainly did, vWsliin"- fon replied. Burke said hc'.l never ship 'em, not so long as he wa-j bcss in Omaha | Came then the Palmer people last December to get him to extend Ihe contract that had been made .jv monllis before by Ms employe'-.: H Washington. Burke said he checked tho proposed deal with his attorney, who did some more checking and discovered that some of the fancy nuls and bolts were worth up i o .53000 a ton. He kept same under padlock and contracts be damned What he did do to fulfill the original contract, he said, was <<-H the Palmer Company 80 inn", of Plain old iron bolls and miU r or S22.50 a ton. He.even hated to do that, but there didn't seem anvJA way out. He got a little better than $1,000 for (hem. but lie told Ihe gcnvals that if they'd kept their fountain pens off the dotted lines he could have peddled them in Nebraska for ten times more Tlie congressmen thanked him for his edifying testimony; the parade of witnesses resumed, and a number of his fellow officials yooh- pooed his decision to use hb own head. All I kno\V is thai we lax- • payers still own the fancy rivets in Omaha. With luck we may pet somewhere near what ihcy're worth Sis, hand be another sack of ro«e petals for Ihe path of Bureaucrat Gordon T. Burke NOTICE OF I'ROBATE OF WILI, Notice is hereby given that the Last Will and Testament, of Mary Ida Mott ,was probated in common form by the Probate Court of Mississippi County, on the 29 day or March, 1947. An appeal .from such prob.ite. can be effected only by 111111" a petition, staling the grounds on Jf such appeal, with this court, within ~ six (6) months from date of this notice. Witness my hand and seal »5 29 day of March 1947. ELIZABETH BLYTHE Clerk of said Court - , T. J. 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