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PAGE EIGHT BtYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIEK NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1949 .iTHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFT. Editor PAUL O. HUMAN. Adverttaing Manager Sole National Advertising Representative*: : . WaU»« Wltaier Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, i . Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act at Congress, October S, 1817. Member of The Associated PICES SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or sny suburban town where carrier service Ls maintained, 20c per week, or 85o per month. Bv mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $4.00 per year. S2.00 for six months. Sl.OO for three months; by mail outside 50 mile 7/>ne. $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations And, ye masters, do the same things unto (hem, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Matter also is In heaven; neither IK there rrsprct of persons with him.—L'phcslans 6:9. Kings and their subjects, masters and slaves, find a common Level in two places—at the foot ot •-.- the cross, and in the grave.—Cotton. Barbs Bees, they tell as, don't sw red. What is It. then, that upsets them so much thai they upset us? * * * England his a post office on wheels, but the letter paper Britons use continue* to be italionerr. * * » German dentists make cavity fiiilngfi out or artificial sUk. What the world needs Is a drill made out of it. * • * A couple In North Carolina got married on a locomotive. Now, Isn't that just choc, choo clever? • • » Autumn approaches—the year's little breathing spell between the hay fever and the cold. Management Should Prepare for Bargaining Cyrus Ching, director of the Federal Mediation Service, says lie thinks it's fair to conclude that unions come to the bargaining table better prepared than employers. He told the United Stales News: "I think they (the unions) frequently have a more persuasive background of figures and facts, whereas the employer, though well and ably represented, is frequently unfamiliar with the statistics of the industry, or the area, or the practices in other establishments." Ching cannot easily be accused of pro-lahor bias. He was once labor relations director of the United States Rubber Company. Furthermore, his mediation service gets an inside look at more labor disputes than any other agency sees. Thus management's labor relations experts ought to feel some embarrassment at his statement. Ching thinks too many employers are not properly preared for bargaining because they still consider labor relations a side issue. On the other hand, he believes that union negotiators often acquire wide familiarity with an industry's problems just from their repeated appearances in conferences with many firms in the field. Management, of course, cannot duplicate this experience. A further management difficulty is that top executives nowadays bear a tremendous load. Many argue they are so burdened with having to make fast, accurate business decisions that they have virtually no time to see their job in any real perspective. They don't always know all they should about their own company. They may never even glance at reports in trade papers or other sources that tell how the rest of the industry is handling particular problems. Anyone can sympathize with their dilemma. But however great the load, it still seems I'air to ask employers to arm themselves with the fullest possible information when they sit down with union leaders. Management owes this much to itself, to the unions and to the public which wants a fair settlement of any dispute affecting the general welfare. For all their burdens, employers have matchless facilities for assembling data pertinent to wage and other negotiations. If they fail to use them, they come handicapped to the bargaining table. No fair-minded citizens care to see either management or labor at a disadvantage when they face each other. The two should meet on an equal footing. That means balance not alone in strength but in preparedness. Wonder Boy of Politics Whether you agree or not with Senator Taft on the issues of the day, you have to admire his forthright honesty. He will say and do what he thinks is right even if it means political suicide. Already this year ho has stirred labor's enmity anew by leading the congressional fight to block repeal of the Tuft-Hartley Act. Now he has come out against the North Atlantic Treaty on the score that' it is inseparably linked with a foreign arms aid program he thinks points toward war. In so doing he has aroused the wrath of many who believe the reverse—that the treaty would be a powerful deterrent to war. Facing a bitter election fight in 1950 and still nursing presidential hopes, Taft could easily have avoided a stand calculated fo generate further opposition. He chose instead to act on his convictions. Right or wrong, Taft is a refreshing spectacle in an arena where expediency, •opportunism and private advantage are so often the guiding factors. He Can't See the Forest for the Trees VIEWS OF OTHERS To Maintain Prosperity This newspaper (Christian Science Monitor) believe* in good wages and a High living standard for American workers, ftor ttiat reason it is against the current drive [or a fourth round ot wage increases. We have often disagreed wiUl Ihe Chamber of Commerce o[ the United Slates, but its declaration on the present economic situation seems to us lo make a great deal ot sense. For the American people would have more prosperity—and workers generally hlglier real wages—through extensive price mis than tliruugn wajje Increases lor the most powerful unions. We tan understand why labor is skeptical of the chamber's exhortation to industry to cut prices. Such pleas have had little ellect In recent yenrs. But the situation lias changed. Buyer resistance Is dictating price cuts. There is Uxlny good reason for expecting further declines in living costs- further increases in real wages. The situation has changed in anolher Important respect. And the chamber—which In tlie main represents the small-business man—is in position to sense this change. With falling prices, the average business is much less able to absorb a wage Increase man at any lime in the last, three years. There is much less likelihood that new Bains by the big unions will spread out to other workers. It is true that some of the larger, companies have been making profits which invited the wage demands. They may absorb part of a wage increase. But most small businesses simply can't. Workers in them will not get raises. And in so lar as increases prevent price cuts they will have to help pay the bill. The chamber estimates that only 3,000,000 out of 60.000,000 workers can get increases. A new "wage pattern" might reach farther than that. But where it does it will almost certainly either keep prices from falling or cause layoffs designed to hold the wage bill down. The fact iiiihat the big untons have not altered their course to match the new situation caused by a decline in business. They are making the same mistake as businessmen who have insisted on holding prices and profits high. They urge wage Increases to maintain buying power, but the total of consumer buying power is more likely to be maintained by holding down costs »nd cutting prices. Actually. Ihe liquid asseu ol Americans are within 1 per cent of their all-time peak. Consumers have more power to buy tnan they have aisposition to buy. The surest way lo maintain prosperity is to give them prices which will improve that disposition. The fourth-round drive has the reverse effect. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Canadian Election Footnote When Canada's Liberal Premier St. Laurent was re-elected recently Ihe result was so much a foregone conclusion that, few newspapers south of the border saw any point m commcntine on it. But now it seems well worth while to call attention to the extent of his party's success in the Dominion Parliament. With the votes all counted. Mr. St. Laurent will have the support ol 191 Liberals against a divided opposition comprising 42 Progressive Conservatives and 13 numbers ot the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. The Liberals, of course, have been In oillcc in Canada since 1935. and Ihcy have been a power- lul influence In the Dominion since Sir Willrcd Laurier's days early in the century. But their new majority is overwhelming. The success of the Liberals used to be ascribed to their strong hold on the Province ot tjuebcc which has teen to them what the Solid South is to oui Democrats. This lime, however, that explanation is not nearly enough: the Liberals were strong In all the provinces. Could this be, as Tlie Christian Century suggests, because the conservatives had nothing to otter during the campaign c.xccpt to continue the Liberal program ano to administer it belter? That sort of a campaign seems to be aucad for the Tories and the Labo rparty in Uritain. And it has become familiar to American voters In each case, the platform ol a "social \vcltare' party is echoed by those who would unseat it. Would not > more genuine opposition, one that grappled with fundamental issues, make a belter impression? ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY I DON'T SEE >4 MYTH IN 6 OUT OF The Socialists Can't Compromise With Reds, Ex-premier Soys The DOCTOR SAYS Dr. LouLs J. Moorman, of Oklahoma City. Okla., has written a bock called '"I^ and Gt>n- iu.s," iti the preface ho say.s that he hope.s It ;nay help remove the. tin'd stigma .so often attached Lo suffeing from tub-1 erculosls : lie has collected an impressive j array of famous victims of tuber-' ciilosLs. Robert Louis Steveixson, who \\tu* a:i invalid with tuberculosis the greater portion of hus writing life, overcame the drawbacks of his condition well enough to become one of Lhc most celebrated author of all lime. Fr.cdiich Schiller, Marie Bash- kirstclf, Katharine Mansfield, VoJ- ttmc, Molicre, Francis Thompson, Shelley Keats, Ralph Waldo Emerson and St Francis of Axsusi are subjects of CnscintUint; biographical accounts in Moorman's book. The accomplishments of thcli gcn- lus are fitted Into the ups and downs of their tuberculosis. Decrease and Increase Moorman points out that tuberculosis may stive rise to two definite manifestations. One is to decrease physical energy, and the other to stimula e mental activity. Some By OrWJU MacKcndc A!* Foreign Affairs Analyst This great metropolitan air and pea port of New York, which Is my headquarters. Is the gateway through which pours an endless stream of (he world's striking personalities, and so we get to meet a Jot of interesting folk—a lot who aren't Interesting, for that matter. I've just spent some time with one of the interesting trnmilciWT Tetsu Katayama. japan's first Socialist premier who came to power In the country's first post-war election. He Is out of office now and has bften making an intensive study of socialism's progress In European countries, in preparation for a fresh Socialist campaign in Japan. Nippon's Socialist leader Is a 62- year-old lawyer who was elected premier In May. 1947, by an almost unanimous vote of the House of Representatives under the new constitution. However, he actually WRJI a minority premier, since his party dlriu'l have a majority. The people expected Katayama to perform an economic miracle by lightening the load of the man-on- the-strcet overnight. His government did win praise for its annnrr-H sincerity in attacking the accumulated economic problem, but he couldn't deliver fast enough, and so fel! after some ten months before a combined conservative and Com- PETER EDSON'S Washington News Notebook Cotton and Silver Blocs in Congress Act to Handicap Marshall Plan for '50 WASHINGTON (NEA) — Senate cotton r.nd silver blocs are riding again. That is the easy explanation being given Ten* crippling amendment.*; to the Marshall Plan appropriation bill for next year. One anicndmenL intreduced by Sen. Pat McCarran of Nevada would earmark. $50,003,COO of Economic Co-operation Administration funds for Export-Import baiiK loans to Spain. The other amendment, introduced by Sen. John McClellan of Ark- i ansas, would force EGA to buy j American surplus farm products for the Marshall Plan countries. This would have to be done whether the European countries wanted those supplies or whether ECA Administrator Paul Hoffman thought the supplies were needed. Neither of these proposals was discussed at congressional committee hearings which have been going on for neariy six months, But when the Senate Appropriations Committee met in executive session to mark up (he ECA money bill, the McCarran and McClellan amendments were mysteriously written in. Also a McKeHar of Tennessee amendment to cut EGA funds by S74.COO.OOO on a completely arbitrary and unrealistic formula Paul Hoffman and his staff of experts were not consulted on whether any of these provisions was necessary or advisable. They ws*re just uncorked in the star chamber. Copies of the committee's redraft ol the bill were at firs t pretty hard to get. In the excitement over the McCarran and McKeUar amendments, the McClellan amendment was overlooked- Twenty-four hours later was when the howls began to go up, Farm Groups Raise Protest The three big farm organizations —American Farm Bureau Federation National Grange and Farmers' Union—swung into action. The heads of these three organizations —Allan Kline, Albert Goss and Jim Patton—have now sent a joint letter to Senate leaders, protesting ag-iinst th:s "dumping" of U. S. farm products. This rug jerking by the big three farm.-, outfits may upset the McClellan amendment. organizations throw a lot of weight when they act in unison. They 'Keep Blase touch with what goes on in Congress. It was their legislative lobbyists who first identified the fast uoUUcal footprints of the cotton anci silver crowd representatives— i\5cCarran and McClelkm. The McCiellan amendment seems especially designed to catch congressional votes from areas which may have surpluses of cotton, corn, wheat, meat or what have you. The technique of the cotton bloc in dealing with surpluses Ls well known. Since the United States has for years produced more cotton than the domestic market could absorb, surpluses have been dumped abroad—at taxpayers' expense- Spain could use some of this surplus cotton today. The trouble Is, Spain is broke. The easy answer lor that om is to arrange a loan from the U- S government. That is where Senator McCarran's fine Nevada handiwork hat, come in. McCarran has been one of the leaning advocates of closer rela- I ions from Spain, ever since the Spanish embassy in Washington began to turn on the heat to win friends for Franco. McCarrnn ha.s also been working hard to bring Basque sheep-herders to Nevada ranches, although as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee he has ucf n sitting on legislation to- lihfcralize admission ol more displaced persons to the United States. "You Vole for My Bill And, . ." It would be wrong to say that the silver bloc, of which McCarran is a shining light, .has much to gain by granting an EGA. loan to Spain. But McCarran is one of the best rollers 011 Capitol Hill. He could profitably support the McClellan amendment in return for support on his Spanish loan amendment. Also, Me Can a n has anot he r pe t project. It is a $l,500.COO,COO aid bill for China, He could use support ior that- The silver bloc has a direct interest in it, too. Five million dollars in that bill would be made available for loans to .stabilize Chinese cu'.vcncy. The scheme is to use the money to buy U- S. -silver. That would reduce the supply and help keep the price high for U, S. miners In summary, both the McClellan tim&s enforced physical rest may j munist 'assault, aided by ttfe des' ertion of his own left wingers. Has Personality Kat-ayama has a quiet and unassuming personality which one would scarcely expect to find In. the twu-fisted leader of a great party. But you quickly sense on source of his power in the fast, straight-thinking in which he replies to questions. He wastes no words. The former premier said he had found that European Socialist sjjfc- ernmenU were making good progress in rehabilitation. Some of them, however, were making the great mistake of trying to compromise with Communism. He was emphatic in declaring that, socialism and communism couldn't work together—that there could be no successful compromise. The Japanese Socialists, he said, would develop along their own lines, qutte apart from the Communists. KftUyama said ^ e believed that moral rehabilitation must be an integral part of Japan's recovery. He reminded me that he is a Christian, whereupon I asked him if he felt that the principles of the Sermon on the Mount, could be applied cisate an in mental activity as a sort of recompense. Perhaps this may explain some of the tremendous mental energy shown by the genius who is afflicted by tuberculosis. Even tC this is not thfi case, great mental accomplishment dors not ?eem to be ] blocked by having tuberculosis. | In these days when the treat- 1 nient of tuberculosis has been so greatly improved, we may count on saving most of those who are af- ; fltcted with the disease. It Is interesting to guess what Shelley, Keats and other victims of tuberculosis included in the ranks of geniuses would live done In later life if they had not died young from tuberculosis. If they had lived today most of them would have been cured and lived more nearly normal healthy lives. • * • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions m his column. QUESTION: What can be done for a 2S-ycar-old child who has a chest cold and cough and Who perspires terribly when she hard? ANSWER: Probably the perspiration Ls caused by the physical effort of the coughing. A chronic severe oouj'h in a child—or grownup—should not be neglected. 75 Years Ago In BIythevillc The giving of typhoid vaccine by members of Mississippi County Health Unit has greatly reduced are ten and a club is 11. Let us count the hand another way. If the clubs are split 4-4 and the trumps 3-2. we can win the opening lead with the ace. ruff out three clubs, making four tricks, and the ace and king of diamonds will be six. The queen-nine-eieht of hearts will,be nine tricks, the ace and king of spades will be 11 and'the jack of spades 12 As stablein points out, win the opening lead with the ace of clubs. in bis country in view ot the fact coughs! that cost of its people belong to other religions. principles Paramount His conclusion was quick and Interesting. He said that those great principles could be accepted by any religion, providing theological arguments were left out. In short, a person needn't subscribe to Christianity to be a believer in those principles. With that I usked him: "You recently asked the forgiveness of japan's late enemies for ner attack on them in tlie world war, didn't you?" He gave a start of surprise, and then, nodded with a grin. Y^> he had apologized. Japan had bet« wrong. Kntayama's apology, which probably was unique among statemen, was made on June 11 at Caux, Switzerland. It was tendered during an address before the World Assembly of the Moral Rearmament Movement, which was attended by delegates from many of Japan's former enemies, including Indonesia, China, Australia, and New Zea.- and McCarran amendments to the | Trump a club with the king ol ECA bill seem to be about as bad legislation as has come up this year. The idea of trying to convert the Marshall Plan into an American farm relief program is a vicious ef- lort to defeat European recovery. The idea of trying to force money on Spain, wiien it Ls not even a member of the Marshall Plan's Organization for European Economic Recovery ,is wrong. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NEA Stafl Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. (NEA)—Rosalind Russell will do her third comedy in a row for Columbia. "Tell It to the Judge," her first following a long siege of heavy drama, brings back the prewar Russell of the | zany hats and snappy dialogue. . . . Bob Button and Cleatus Caldwell are straining at the leash. She's :he cx-wifc ot Ken Murray. Esther Williams' luibband, Ben Gage, will be sivcn a buildup as a bandleader. He'll front an IB-piece group. . . . Latest about rth and My Khan v will attend (he racing season at TO next mouth and won't be jack in Hollywood until November Doris floored him wi'.'i: 1 Oil, it's all right. I suppose. But my cocker .spaniel's hair is exactly the same shade, and he goi naturally." Switch for Evelyn Keycs, who' started her film career in one of C. D DeMillc's glamor bathtubs In "Mrs. Mike" she's dunked In a wooden tub. . . . Burt Lancaster's acrobatic not will be seen on the screen finally In "The Hawk and Arrow.' He plays a roving en- There can be no solution in Germany m Ihrce months six months or a year. Even if progress lakes 10 years, it is good.—John J.Mctloy, u. S. Hifh Comml«*ion*r !•» oh~ Day Inokrd the makerp man stralpht in !he eye uml said: 1 ''Don't 'ry to make me look bciintilul. It cnn't be done and I don't like it." 1 know ^he said it. 1 was standing riclll hrsldr tlir mahcup mar. wlio was Prrr \Vc5tmnrc, and H was nil the- scl of "VouUR Man With a Horn." 1 c'^ss T was as startlrri as IVre. Hrt lie never mrl an aclrrss. either, ivhn said sTir ivasn'f rtcaiitirnl and nanlcd to slay that way. "What's more." said Doris. "I've Sot a face f^U of freckles, faded bhic eyes, a pla'n nose and mouth and a ' chin. And let's leave them that uay." Doris said she >va?i;'t beins perverse or morV.^t Just honrsl "For instance." sho : said, "•.vhcn they co\er up my ' fj ecklrs 1 cion't look like me. T look like T ^nrbon - copy movte actress." NATUISAU.V. XATritAM.V Doris did let ihc mrvkeup department qive her short • rl'iwd hlondr hnir a tourh-x;p .lob. Perc thought It cime out terrific. But Rita Hay- | triuiiner ol the 12th century. that they \ ... "Hlr.oci Money," which Joe Newman and Frank Seltzer arc pro- riuriiic;. will rip apart the race track bookie raekc' the way "Champion" attacked the fight c.'.mc. . . Kitty Kallen. the cx- l^rry '-nirs canary, is n hit at thr Versailles night club in New Y"i-k. She left Hollywood three years ago because she couldn't land a ob McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By \VUKnm E. McKtnney America's Card Authority Written tor NEA Service Count Your Tricks To Make Contract. \ suppose that every beginner at bridge hears the expression. "There 'Arc thousands ol people walking the streets of London because they tailed to lead trump." In modern contract, there are millions 01 peo- hearts Play a small heart to dummy's nine-spot. Ruff another club with thn ace of hearts. I^ad the ten of hearts and overtake it in dummy with the queen. Ruff the last club with the jack of hearts. Lead a -pade to dummy's king. Lead dummy'? last trump and discard the eight of diamonds. Play the ace of spades and then a small spade toward the jack, and you have your 12 tricks . In this hand the four and five no trump bids are the Cu\bertson convention, not Blackwood. Sec MACKENZIE on Page 9 the number of cases of typhoid fever in the county for the summer months. ,"Mr. and Mrs. Byron Morse and two sons will arrive home tomorrow from Frankfort, Mich., where Mrs. Morse and children have been for two months. Enroute home they stopped at Chicago where they visited the Fair. Dick White and Manftekl Washburn have returned from two weeks at Camp Searcy, Ark. Wild Dog Answer to Previous Puzzle 'Hie General Federation of Women's Club is hoping to st'm- uliUe the production of "tamily" pictures via a "Citation ol Merit" for the greate.-t motion picture contribution to bi'ildmp character and citizenship for America's youth flu afraid the producers arc too ui'ereMor] m box-office wailop to e\ en bother. Commutes to Rolary I.F:\VISTO\VN. Montana" -J.i'r— The Rotary Club here claims Its president is bccominc one of the mosl widely-traveled Rotarlans In thr land. He is John Peck, a Gar- ueill laurher. \v\\o has. to drive 70 miles to the weekly luncheon ch:b Reid Courier Ne»> Want Ad*. South i I * 5N. T. AAK1 VQ98 » 976 * A98S sson Hand on Play Neither vul, Wrsl North E»st F'ass 2 V Pass Pass 4N.T. Pass Pass 6» Pass Opcntng—^ K 28 pie who fail to make a contract simply because they do not count their tricks. I have l:iken today's le-von hand rrum a:i article writen for "The Bridge World" by John C. St:ib- lein. of Seattle, Wash When the dummy gor-.- down, declarer us confronted with a situation that, might seem hopeless But before we play any curds, let as take a quick count of (he irlck-s we have. If we find the queen o! sparles richt. wr have three >^p.idc tricks. five henm are eis'nt, two diamonds HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted animal 7 It is more ly than a \volE 13 Interstice 14 Incursionist 15 Males 16 Natural fal 18 Individual 19 Cloy 21 Garden tool 3100 years 4 Chinese porcelain 5 Malt drink 6 Whip 7 Indian 8 Boat paddle 9 West Indies (ah.) 10 Idolized 11 Nevada city 12 Sketched -nuaraen 1001 17 Toward 22 Become larger 20 Sea eagle 23 Abraham's 22 Driving home (Bib.) command 24 Eye (Scot.) 25 rt can be 25 Ripped <J 27 Girl's name 26 Heavy blow 30 An 28 Require 31 Half-em 32 Pronoun 33 Rot by exposure 34 Gaelic 37 Surrender 38 Behold! 39 King of Bashan 40 Bridge 42 Diamond- cutter's cup 45 Moist 48 Light touch 43 It is a wild dog ol the Old 51 African worm 52 Rugged mountain crests 54 Lubricators 56 Live 57 Pesters VERTICAL 1 Preserves 2 Scop* 29 Poker slake 33 Entertains sumptuously 35 Blackboards 36 Eternity 37 food fish 40 Box 41 Pee) 42 Quantity of medicine 43 Correlative ol either 44 Scheme 4fiGreater quantity 47 Go by 49 Married 50 Expire 53 Palm lily 55 Musical note

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