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PAGE SIX •LrTHETTU.K (AUK.) COtmiKR NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST T, W*» TiU! BLA'THEVILLE COURIER NEW! THZ COUKLKR NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NE8, Publisher JAMBS U VERHOEFF. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Uioaier •0* N«Uon«l Advntisini Representative*: W*J!»w Witmer Co., New York-, Chlojo, Detiolt, ltl«nt«, Memphis. fettered u ttcond cl>s» matter «t the put- •fflc* at Bljth«villt. Arkansas, under act ct Con- irru, October », 1111. Member <* Th« Associated Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In th* city ot Blytiieville or anj Euburban town where carrier service is maiu- tained, '20c per week, or SSc per mouth By mall, wllliin a radius of 50 miles. J4.00 per ;ear. <2.00.foi- siv months, (1.00 for three months; by mail outside 54 mile zone. 110.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations • That y* m*y remember, *nd do all my com- mndmentc, »nd be boU unto your Gud. — Num- ; Re-ni ember that holiness U not the way to Christ, but Christ is the way to holiness.— Angiiey. Barbs Hail rhe drive-in movie. It alfojcis a sale oc- e».,ion to sit behind the wheel and not thmt, • • * A ew»k *ued a farm hand (or divorce becatiM fee sank hi* tt*tb in her arm whllr unfry, Sh* didn't want to f« on fFtdina the band thai bit her. * * * .In California a couple set out on their honeymoon on ro)ler skates. We'll bet they'll come down to Mirth qmcker than most nenrlyreclB. . * * * I A w*«t eoa«i woman who lout her voice two •M«th« *{• bM .regained Jt. And ahc j>rotaak>l<r HIM, "N«»r, ,wher« w»* I..-?" • • * We'Jl sltip the item about a Connecticut dot-tor beinr h«ld up by * patient. Why rib the whole profession? Educators Need Substitute Fpr 'Lack of Purpose' Robert M. Hutch ins, chancellor of th« University of Chicago, has always be«n an energetic critic of America's faitingm, »n h* st-es them. Recently, out in Aspen, Colo., the gentleman was at it again. This time h« w»* attacking, among many things, the "lack of purpose" in American living. Hutching complained that we fritter •way pohitlessly the growing leisure we gain from advances in labor-saving technique*. '; He added: "Jf it is possible to apply atomic energy to peacetime purposes w« shall have more vacant time. Atomic energy, therefore, confronts mankind with this dreadful choice: If we have war w« shall be blown to bils; if we have peace we shall be bored to death." - Part of the blame for this waste of Msure Hutchins attached to the specialists wljo seem to dominate our age. Too often, he said, individuals remain ''uneducated men" despite their admittedly great contributions lo science, medicine and technology. This is not a new observation but it bears repeating. K means in effect that our scientific scholars and educators generally are so busy piling up isolated mounds of new knowledge thai they never find time to lump them together into a well-molded mass. B.v ignoring this task they obscure che basic unity of all knowledge Knowledge is simply the .story of life on this eavlh. Like any slory. it must be told in collusive style and human terms to have its greatest impact. The worW offers rich human satisfactions. But (hp average man can be excused if he fails to see where those rewards He. On every baud he meets .frightening complexities Ihal discourage his effort to understand himself. Mis place, in society, his relation to the stream of history. To find his niche he needs to fit himself mlo the larger framework of life. It is fhe educalor's chore not merely to elaborate on that structure but to keep its fundamental unity clear and recognizable. The man who sees that unity has the best chance ot a satisfying existence. It gives him a sense of belonging that goes deep. Without it, he loo frequently wanders aimlessly. Finding no veal satisfaction in his work, he seeks spectacular diversion in his spare time to compensate for the emptiness he feels. Leisure, instead of being a rich complement lo rewarding work, becomes a frenzied escape. And boredom builds upon boredom. Kvery inch added to the rising mounds of specialized knowledge heightens o\ir complexities. Educators had bettw addiM* th«n»«lv«t {irmly to their job befor* it become* well-nigh hop«les«. The Orderly Way Fortunately the House Un-American Activities Committee appears lo have given up any idea of delving into Federal Judge Samuel H. Kaufman's conduct of Hi* Hiss trial. Congress, as the army of government closest lo the people, definitely has a responsibility to exercise a certain general guardianship over the judiciary. Kut « "hands off" policy seems v.'isest except where evidence suggests flagrant violation of the letter and spirit of justice. Nothing Nrtid by any critical con- gres.smaji indicates such violation in (he Hiss trial. Had the case resulted in a verdict, either the prosecution or the defense could have turned to the appeals court for remedy against possible errors by the trial judge. That is the orderly way and it is a good way. VIEWS OF OTHERS McClellan Right Senator John McClellan o/ Arkunsfta has proved himself a tough and resoiiceful ligiuer a.s he hfUlte.s for the adoption of the amendment that bear* his iiame to the Economic Cooperation Admini.sua.tion appropriations measui*. When ArimiEii.stj ation I Barter Scott Lucas nian- *g.ed to have th* amendment removed from the bill on a technicality, Senator McClellan had the whole bill sent back to com mill re on tht sume ground. It was argued that the McClellan amendment proposed additional legi.stauon, winch is against Senate rules. Vice President Barkley speedily argued that thfie were many otner .such ftuiiis in the biJI. and referred it lo the Appropriation* Committee for revision. In any tvem, it Kive* more time and opportunity lo muster support u«hind the proposals of the Arltaman. In effect. Senator McClellan proposes that wha lever raw materials Marshall PJan nations may need shall he piuchasett Irom American surplus, when an oversnpply exists hei«. This would sUeiiKihen their economy and ours at trie same time, «. result of paramount importance to all concerned in the effort to ptomole recovery abroad. He doe.* not ask, however, that any country shall taice any a mo tint whaterer above and beyond ius actual needs. His amendment doe.s earmark funds, but it also provides that any nn- n.sed remainder .shall revert t 0 the United State* Treasury, The amendment is specific in saying that the nations abroad .shall gei what they need in the way of agricultural commodities, hi lact mat would appear Co protect these vitally required articles from the effect of any cut,s that may be effected in rhe total allowed. It is obvious lhaf nothing could be more useful here or abroad than sane disposal Of our. surplus H would provide employment, consuiiiei: jjo<]ds Hnd exportable articles thftie. It wovitd hftlp protect its against a slump that might be created by unwieldy carry-overs. What senator McCleHan proposes would be extraordinary seivice in speeding recovered abroad and in maintaining stability here. He is entirely right in his conclusion?,. — COMMERCIAL APPEAL. SOTHEY4-AY WhatraLife! Defiance of Russians by Tito Heralded as Drama-of-the-Year PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Government Reorganization Alone Cannot Billions for U.S. Taxpayers The surest road (o economic progress j$ through the time-tesled American system of individual enterprise... .Our .system is more compatible wiin freedoms of individual action and democracy than any other.—Smil Scliram. president of the New York Slock ExchaiiKe. * 4 * The way things are going now, World War 111 is last approaching. When and If the Reds capture Canton. 1 aericvp they'll go tor French Indo-Cmria trying against foreign imperialism. Then Slam. Malaya. Indonesia—and Burma must look- preuy ripe to them loo.—Or. K. C. Wu. former mayor of Shanghai. » • » No one in America sliould be afraid of the kind of socialism we have in England. In (lie United Slates you nave rteen piRcticmg ninny pna- SM of socialism tor years. — British Attorney General Sir Hartley Sllawcioss. » » * The only way to prevent a depression is to get profits into the pockets or the wage earner*. Private enu.rouse can destroy itself n y nnng hoggish.Allan S. Haywood, riuoclor of organization, CIO. + » » America hn.s magnilicent vigor and strength which are Ihr qualities it can possess.. .me only tiling America and her people need i.s training in the art of concentration.—Spanish pnilo- sopher Jose Ortega y Gasset. * * * Is it the (unction of the Un-American Activuie* committee to investigate subversjvr activities, or to make headlines at any price?—Rep. Wayne u Hays ID., of Ohio. * • T At Palestine*, as well as in Indonesia. Kashmir. Korea, and Berlin. »n effective answer IIES been Riven to cynics on Hit United Nations poy,n to maintain peace.—Dr. Ralph Bunche, UN mediator. * * * I he themp ol our own world strategy ha.s open largely negative—not pro-democratic, or even pro- American, but simply anti-totalitarian.—Or. ffou- ert G. Sprou], pie.sident. University of ClUlfornta. * • • Appeasement is surrender on tlip Installment plun.—Sen. Arthur W. V«nd*nbtr| (ftj of Mtch. WASHINGTON — <NEA>— How much money I.s going to be saved tor the taxpayer by reorganl?,aUoii of the federal government? There has been some loose mention of possible savings of from three to four billion dollars. These hopeful assurances have been made following publication of the score of reports by ex-President Hoover's Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government. Anyone Interested in playing a little game of "Who Said That?" finds trouble in pinning down the answer. In one broadcast, Mr. Hoover did say he thought minimum savings of 43.000,000.000 might be made. But nowhere in the reports of his Commission and his task forces is it explained where these savings are coming from. Truth of the matter i.s that many of the Hoover Commission experts seemed to be afraid of sticking their necks out. Careful examination of their reports reveals only half a do/en plRce-s in which definite amounts were mentioned as possible savings by reorganization. In the report on Department of Agriculture, savings of SflO.000.000 were indicated. Functional reorganization of the department—shifting «s Jobs around from one bureau to another so as to provide more efficient management — wa.s estimated lo result in $44.000.000 savings. The other $36.000,000 could be achieved by changing the low governing operations of the various farm credit agencies. I.lttlr Hone of Real Sayinfj In Armed Forrts It has been generally understood that the biggest savings win b* made through further reorganisa- tion of the armed services. Mr. Hoover himself lias testified he thought savings of from Sl.000,000.- 000 to $1,500.000.000 might be made here. The economies are expected to come through centralization of some functions, elimination of duplication and waste. Legislation to permit Defense. Secretary Louis Johnson to effect this reorganization now seems certain of passage, after a long, tie-np in the House 01 Representatives. But the savings may be zero in th" coining 12 months. The reason is that last year authorized the armed services to make cov tracts for expenditure. 1 ; of 51,500,000.000 more than it appropriated money for. So Secretary Johnson finds himself in (lie embarrassing nosition of having to save 41.500.000.000 just to meet current expenses. The next bigpest chunk of savings is expected to come from better personnel management in government. Since the war. the turnover of federal employment has been as high as from three to five per cent a month. That means from 700,000 to 1,000,000 new employes a year The total government payroll is noiv about $ This includes the pay of Hie firmed services. The Hoover Commission task force which studied government personnel problems estimated that It should be possible to make a 10 per cent reduction. This would mean a saving of 5600,000.000 a year. The task force which studied government purchasing methods rs- timated that a minimum of S25Q,- 000.000 might be saved by better procurement procedures. This task forct? also said that government inventories might be reduced by as much as 52.500,000.000. But these ! savings would not be made In any one year. Better handling of government records was estimated to make possible savinKS of 516,000,000 n year. The Hoover Commission made studies of typical government file cabinets. There are. incidentally, 330.000 file cabinets, occupying 2,000,000 cubic feet of space. Four-Drawer File Costs SJS a Vear The Commission found that cost of the cabinets, plus overhead for heat, Jight and service, cost $29 a year for each four-drawer file cabinet. Every time the content," of one file cabinet were transferred to cardboard cartons in the steel racks of a central records office (he saving was S27 a year. For the Post Office Department, the Hoover Commission recommended that the auxiliary services be made self-supporting. Included \\ ere [tie service cosls on money orders, post cards, special delivery, registered, insured and COD mail. Raising the rates to bring in an estimated S113.000.000 would make these services self-sustaining and be equivalent to a saving of that amount. The total of all these estimated swings is 52.559,000,000. The net saving—if military and agricultural savings can'l be effected this year, i.s SD19.000.000. Public Affairs Institute of Washington has just made a survey indicating that the actual savings will be only about $300,000.000 a year. Th« DOCTOR SAYS Many children who are considered "bad" are really suffering only 'roni some physical disorder or lervous maladjustment. The fault s often—but not always—with the physical condition or the home or school surroundings rather than with the willful misbehavior of the youngster, Physical causes may be responsible for "unsocial behavior." A youngster may have a severe anemia resulting in lack of pep and inability to take part in the usual athletic and social activities. A condition called St. Vitus Dance, or chorea, which is closely related to rheumatic fever, Is a fairly common cause of nervousness. And there are other diseases which can lead lo undesirable behavior in child. MENT.M, STRAIN Mental or nervous strains from the environment are a frequent of bad behavior. Lack of sympathy and understanding, or quarreling between the parents produces a feeling of Insecurity in almost all children. Too much sympathy or "mothering" may cause just as much trouble as neglect and lack of affection Overindulgence can produce nervousness and maladjustment as readily as can neglect. Probably affection and Interes on the part of the parents toward (he child is more important to goo< behavior than a large number o mistakes in other parent-child lationshius. The physical and mental causes for nervousness nnd maladjustment in children are closely con- iccted. In spite of Intelligent efforts on the part ol the parents tot all children will turn out well' Nevertheless, there are many children who get into difficulties who would turn out better if their parents helped them more. * » T Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one ot the most frequently asked questiom in his column. By Edwin P. Jordan, M. I). QUESTION: What makes the heart feel as though it were jumu- 'ug or turning over? ANSWER: The most likely explanation is that the heart has some extra beats which are known medically as extra systoles. This is not ordinarily a dangerous condition but if it occurs frequently it would be wise to have the heart examined. B.T DcWlti MuKenzic AP Fcreif n Attain Analyai One of the great human drarau our time Is the defiance of Russia by Maishal Tito, Yugosla dictator, who has been outlawed by he Soviet for pursuing nationalism for his country, contrary to th« policy of th« Kemlin which holds in effect that soerelgnty of Communist countries rests in Moscow. I have an illuminating account of this battle from Alex H. Singleton, AP corespondent in th« Yugoslav capital of Belgrade, and I want to present him here u guest columnist. He observes that Tito ha.s turned to the Western powers to eas« the economic pressure being applied against him by the Communist countries of aEslern Europe, and continues: For more than a year TOO has withstood Moscow's attempts to bring him to hi* knees. It is obvious that the Kremlin's order has been to starve him out, and members ot the Cominfoitn (Communist Information Bureau) have been following instructions. Trade ties have been cut between Yugoslavia and four Corn- Inform countries—Albania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary nnd Poland, Yugoslav commerce with Bulgaria and Romania is almost dead. Traffic with Russia has been reduced to a trickle. Wants (o Trade With West Tito's reaction was made clear In a speech. He declared that Yugoslavia would trade with the for the things she needs, provided no politic?.! strings are attached. Sa!d th'j Marshal: "When ve sell copper we buy machines. We do not sell our consciences or our souls, but Just copper." At the same time he announced officially that Yugoslavia Ls looking for loans. These include J260,- COO.COO from the International Bank. Approval could ease a lot of Yugoslavia's economic growing pains. Tito also cleared the air a bit on a number of political points. He said Yugoslavia planned to close the Gr=ek border "completely"—an action v.hich would help his country develop friendly relations with the West (and would make the lot of the Communist guerillas in 75 Years Ago . In BlytheYille — "Doc" Hickman, ex-convict, who was shot at the site of a Little River "Still" by Arch Lindsey deputy sheriff, will probably carry the bullet for some time to come Doctors at Blyiheville Hospital where Hickman is being treated, have decided against a major operation since the bullet is lodged near a nerve control center. Physicians do not believe it win be of Greece harder). But Tito made it clear Yugoslavia never will abandon her claim for a slice of Austria's Carinthla or relinquish its voice in determining the future of Independent Trieste. On both, those points he lined up against objectlfes ol the West. Tito was denounced as a Communist heretic on June M. IMS. He was expelled from the Comintorm and wa.n accused by Russia and the Soviet Satellites of pursuing "Trotskyite" policies of nationalism. To a world impressed by the postwar steamroller tactics of Russia's military minded diplomacy, there seemed at first glance but little chance that Tito could survive as chief of a Communist state. But he is still the head man in a lonely, independent Yugoslavia. U.S. Trade a Factor As the economic squeeze has tightened, Tito has locked lo Urn West to find markets for Yugoslavia's exports of food, mineral ore and timber—and to collect dollars and English, pounds to buy machinery and finished goods for home "Poet's Gold." Later he published a hook by the same name. David said that in his 23 years of broadcasting, he has been the . , ., announcer on practically every kind The umlcrt State,', hesitated for of program except a bridge pro- riearl > "" "'"'"" *' " '" gram. The success of a good an- decide nouncer is in his ability to see and deliver a story. Would you see the story In today's hand? East cashed the king and Jack of diamonds and shifted to the queen of spades. Dummy won the king. Declarer cashed the king tf hearts, and now he had to lose two trump tricks. If you missed the story, you N HOLLYWOOD Hr Erskine Johnson KA Start Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NE.M — Beatrice , ever goi lo him." <;-.>•. the night club, stage and ra- io chpntootsle, stancir only four eel. M'i inches in her flat heels. 1 Hut, she told me, "I think I've own a. lot .since I've been In Hoi- j ywood because of all the heels I've I Brforr thf picturr was completed. Beatrice antf her husl<;iml rrlVr- red to Ih* sturtkt only us "I'rm- [fntiarv Vn*, 1 ' Beatrice is blonde. >hapely and exy and has been .singing for . .js -"I'm a couple of years. younger than Milton Berle but do- I n'l a5k me how old I im." It was I he songs of Die Oay Nineties that brought Beatrice both latirmat acclaim and the Job of convincing people that ;he Isn't an leslU." site said, "everyone who never seen me thinks 1'iri an tag t can lirar them whispering while I'm singing—'She cer- well preserved, isn't she? T svondpr how shf dne~s it?' ' Bvii really." she MH\. "T didn't write or introduce those old so'ig.s. 1 sot 'cm out of the library", A frequent question popped at her hnsbant! Sylvan Green, her accompanist, I* "How does your wife keep her youth?" Green's slock reply is: "She kc n ps mp locked up in a rlaset'' Bui I wanted to tell you about Bc.iti ice's one and only movie appearance. It's one of the rIassSn ,storip.<! of Hollywood—a real comedy of errors NVver Met R<w* She w»< hiicd by 20th Ccnlmv- Vox five y?ar.s ago as a mfmber of | (he *)I-st3[ cast of "Diamond" The studio paid her a faoulous salary because of her radio audience 22.000,000. and her record t«.n« 18.000,000. Haryl Zannsk wa.s her boss, bnl .she nevr met him. "Hr walked on the .set one day and somebody falnt- rrt T TV«S riRhl hr.hind HIP person who fjinted. That's the closest I She "xpbmed; 'If I didn't havf a " ot humor I would have ROtift out of my mind. of getting cxfilcd and having a nervous brrfik- rfown I laiiwhed." Beatrice ^rilvrd in Hollvwood Inr the MEm 17 ciavs early because she wanted a vacation. "But when the stmlin {•>nnd out 1 wasn't working. they insisted on nultinp me on sal- arv immediately, "I didn't do anything fxcnnt visit e iet ? r tn pie. of times and watch v*' rhonr, L-iitsr rtancr until they fainted Hu' I eot paid anyway." catrice wrnt to I lie studio Ta>h- rtesipnrrs to chfck on her rlothrs 'iliey created her with. "Ye Gads, we thought yon WCTO a la II woman.*" "And an ol d ba e. i oo? ' ' Boa I r ice .in^nprcl Her costume sketches wrrr for a )R]| woman. They al! were junked and re-sketched, For one sequence the -tndio •entrti for hrr, at V200 a dav, a $10,000 minVi coat. For two weeks rhr cx>*t was kept -.itider police guard, waiting for the «cenn wl'cn Be.'-trice would he weavinE it, Finally the big day arrived The director took one look and said. "It.'a, * beautiful coat. Mi?s Kay. hut wnv are you wearing U?" 'Why sir T weariiK' il?" s Rea trice. "Why. hern LISP I'm «nn- pcv e<l to have a la b , ilons wa rd - rohr." "I know." said the riiif-rtor. ''but 'his J,CCUP (Akfs place in New Y'vvk in .July You don't wear a coat" "The roil." Beatrice =ald. "was I hi own on' anrt 1 never riiri wear il. It CUM Dm studio 11200 and Ihr salary ol a policeman foi nothing." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Ky William F.. MrKennry \ merit a ? s Card Authority Written fur NBA Service s Crime Hand to Misplay Thr fact tiisit so many people ask me hrj\v I l>ecame interested in bridge may l)e the reason wtl.v I like to ask celebrities how they got their start. I asked David Ross, who hns been in radio for year.s. whether it was bis original ambition to be H writer or a radio sn- notmcer. Me .safcl "It was away back in 191>fi that I £ot my >larl in radio. I Had hoped to become writer. But nne d.iy 1 was in (he oncinal OinlU'l SUtlon WGFD. There was a terrific thunderstorm , would say it was hard luck to find atl the trumps in one hand. But it was not. it was played wrong declarer should lead a small heart. Then, no matter who held the four hearts, declarer would lose only >ne trump trick, making his con- ract. Rubber -Ncilher v South Wr»l North 1 * PJSS 1 » Pass i ^ J'as* t V Pass Opening—* K i RoltiR on ouUlde, and the orchestra which was supposed to play die not -show up. So they asked me In take n volume ot Ertgar Allan Foe and start rending." That, my friends, was how David Ross became the first man on radio to make popular the reading of hooks and pooms. Many of yo' I will remember his program called nine months while trying to whether the row between the cominform and Tito was the real thing, and then removed most. See MACKENZIE on Page 10 any handicap to Hickman. The ex-convict who has been under constant control day and night since being in the hospital, will probably be removed to the county j'Ml tomorrow. He was shot by Lindsay who fired blindly into the darkness after an ax came hurtling at him out of a clump of brush when he was raiding a still. Mrs James Hill Jr. has been elected to serve as president of the Literary Department of (lie Woman's Club for the coming year. Nation's Flag Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1,8 Depicted is the Hag of 13 Wash lightly 14 Canton in Switzerland 15 Augment 16 Solitary 18 Greek letter 19 Down 20 Object 22 Comparative suffix 2.1 Noun slifflx 25 Measure of land 27 Asterisk 28 Ground 29 Nova Scotia (>b.) HO Diminulivt suffix .11 Negative reply 32 Northeast fab.) .13 Accommodation .15 Neat 38 Greek mountain 39 Ess«nlial b«in« 40 North Carolina (»b.) * I Kind of matin* fish 47 I,ord tab.) 43 Kois« 50 Help up 51 Wrong tprtflx) 52 Wild asset 54 Old woman S« Nullifies 57 Imp*U*»Ui VERTICAL 1 Degrees 2 Laughing .1 Finish 4 While 5 Rip 6 Smear 7 Verse 8 Chills > Tellurium (symbol) 10 Bx-ist 11 Resident doctor in « hospital 12 Approached 17 Behold! 20 Individual 21 Gifted 24 Showy flowers 26 Provides food .11 Us capital is .14 Kind of bird 36 This country is on an .17 Mixture 42 Encourage 43 Endured 44 Flag-maker 45 Bone 46 Skin irritatioi 49 Scold 51 Extinct bird 53 Symbol for gallium 55 Concerning IP J»

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