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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 16, 1949
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FACT SIX ^— • i '• — •THE BLrrHBVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COUBHB «w» oa B W HAINBB, FublMiv JAKES U VEBBOCrr, Editor D HDUAM. Adr«a«ln« BLYTHEVrU,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MAY 1G, 1949 ttottooal Admttrtm RjpnKBtottvw Wttm« 00, »• Atlanta, Mempttft Kv«T Anwnoon Except Sunday -cood «"•- •»«« "j^s effie* «t BiTtbevllle, ArkanM*. under K« e* Ooo- gnu. October », !•» __ Truman and Dr. Nourse seem to be at odds over whether military aid to Ku- rope should come out of the President's budget or be an added expense. Apparently there is nothing in the economic adviser's contract which says that the President has to take his advice. The Awkward Squad Member ol Tb» AModated Pnm SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •i eurlei U> UM dtj ol BlytnevtlH or •oburteo town wbert carrier «rvio» I* 'Ji Uined aoc per week. Of 85c pel montii ifc null. *tthlr « radlu* ol M mile. M.OO pet »e»r WOO tor ill months 11.00 foi three month!; by mall- ouUidc W mlto wo* tlOHO pet yew payable lo tdvknc*. Meditations And Jem «niw«rtaf them begin t« *»y, T«ke it may m»n deceive joo.—Muk 13:5. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Administration Blunders Hatelul to me t* are the piles of hell Is he who, hiding one thing In hU heart, ullert another.—Bry int. Barbs A girt won an oratorical contest hi Indiana. It's nice to know the girls are learning to talk ft little. * * * This b a big year for curve* In basebill—and now Mae West Is reopening a ihow on Broadway, too. • » • On a golf course some girls are poor at putting but par at petting. • • • 8o<m SO.OOO Illegal residents will be deporle* this year. Increase in deporting m»y Improve our deportment. * » * The struggle for riches is vanity, says a partor. •We have an idea the average boss agrees with Him. Jewish Appeal Serves f\s Challenge to All The United Jewish Appeal in which 1250,000,000 is being sought for the rehabilitation and resettlement oi needy and homeless Jews is a campaign which challenges the interest of good citizens in free countries around the globe. It is a campaign launched by the Jews who have lived and prospered through many, many generations without a place to claim as their homeland. While deserving members of the race throughout the world, who are in need of care which they cannot provide for themselves because of persecutions, are to be the beneficiaries of the mammoth financial campaign, it also will have as one of its major objectives the emptying of displaced persons' camps in Europe and the establishment of these persons in Israel where they again can have a homeland. Blytheville is to have a part in this program and last night the leaders in the Mississippi County campaign launched a drive for |10,000 in Temple Israel. While the campaign was organized primarily as an appeal for members of their own race, it is one which has re• ceived support from others interested in helping blot out memories of injustices inflicted upon them in World War II •where Hitler's killers set out to destroy the race and confiscate the members' worldly goods. It is only natural that Jews in America should respond to such an appeal. And it is an expression of brotherhood •when members of other races join in such a movement to help less fortunate brothers. The drive is not an act of chanty. It is an investment in the future of a people who have long been oppressed, and an expression of aprecia- tion for the contributions which mem- i bers of the race have made in campaigns i conducted year after year in this country for all sorts of causes for the betterment of mankind. The vole of tile House for the Wood bill and against the Lcslnski bill now confirms an opinion, long and obviously in the making: That the administration, in the handling ol its labor legislation, has been guilty of two egregious errors in Judgment—one political, the other tactical. Even the small swing of votes which sent the Wood bill back to committee (probably killing It, loo) leaves the essentials of the situation unchanged. The political miscalculation has been the as- jiimption that the Truman-Dcmocralic victory should be credited chiefly to labor. Quite a lot ot conservative Republicans contributed to this delusion, as anyone knows who recalls the burden of their anguished cries last November. •Both public opinion pollsters and political ob- aervers hod already discounted Die labor vote when they predicted a Dewey victory. What they had not counted on was the farmer and the independent liberal. Neither of these two elements of the American electorate could be called hostile to labor. But neither gave a mandate tr«- a piece ol legislation manifestly written with the purpose ol satisfying organized labor acting as a pressure group. The tactical blunder lay In a too-literal application of the snowball theory—that since any Taft-Harllcy repealer would be bound to pick up qualifying amendments as it rolled along, the thing to do was start with the smallest bill! possible. What happened, however, was to drive a stake far on the prolabor side. And It seems to be a law of human behavior that extremes beget extremes. The reaction came In the Wood bill which, in its first form, drove another stake farther, in some respects, toward the employer position than Taft- Hartley. This left a wide area open for compromise, to be sure. But 11 also stigmatized both measures. In spite of eleventh-hour amendments accepted In desperation, the Lcslnskl bill remains In the eyes of many people H labor-dictated document. In spite ol numerous changes made before and after reaching the floor—changes which put it. net, to the liberal side of the Tall-Hartley Act— the Wood bill remains In labor's view a measure sponsored by interests they believe are bent on at least "trimming unions down to size" it not destroying them. All of these things would be handicaps In • law which thoughtful people on both the labor and management sides hope will contribute to the cause of Industrial peace. That hope rests now. as it has for some time, chicily In what will come out of the Senate—particularly in what Senators Ivcs and Morse are expected to contribute. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. I Odds Are on Side of Democracy In World Conflict Against 'Isms The DOCTOR SAYS Twenty years ago there were only -i handful of physicians and research workers trying to find a. so- llution for the problems of arthritis and rheumatism. Today there are still too few, but the founding of the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation in 1948 and the forthcoming International Congress on 1 Rheumatic Diseases are encourag Ing .and they mean that greater cf- I forts are at hand. The first International Congress I on Rheumatic Diseases to be held lln the United States will take place in New York City the first week In | June. Leading investigators on the I rheumatic diseases from all over the world will convene for five days, pre| sentlng paucrs and comparing notes. It Is probably too much to ex- I pect that any dramatic solution to I the problem of arthritis will be announced; it is equally doubtful that I a prevention or cure for rheumatic fever, which is one of the most 1m- Iportont cases of heart disease, will By DeWttt M»cVeiwle AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Paul G. Hoffman, director of the Economic Co-operation Administration, told an Indiana University audience the other day that "our way <^ of life will be secure if Europe is strong and free in 1052." Mi. Hoffman's prediction of course Is based on the fact that the Marshall Plan Is due to wind up Its operations in 1952. He said the plan had "stopped the Kremlin cold" in Western Europe, and that if recovery is accomplished by then "It is more than probable that Die Kremlin will decide on a policy of 'live and let live.' ". That's a prophesy which Invites, analysis, and since the EC A. director isn't here to do It lor us, let's take a look at it ourselves. As I see it the position Is this: It's (me the "cold war" aspect of the Communist offensive has been halted along the Stettin- Adriatic line through Central Europe. . However, the revolutionary tactics of Communists In Western European countries—especially the powerful French and Itallian parties —continue In full force. They will gain control of their governments if it is humanly nosslble. Ited Forces Still Marching Meantime, out in the Far East sweeping Northern | be presented. Worldwide Gathering Nevertheless, the congress should greatly advance our knowledge of I Communist armies are these 'crippling diseases. Prominent! southward across China, leaders from Europe, Latin America.' I Australia. New Zealand, and else- Inhere will meet and listen to the I ideas and work of their colleagues Korea Is communistic, and is reaching for control of the southern half PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Democrats' Trouble Shooter Since '33 Gets Tough Maritime Commission Task of that strategic land. Burma, In-^, doncsla and other Asiatic countries ^ fromoYher p"arts"of'the'woridVThYs arc torn by communistic uprisings cannot help but stimulate them to As the signs now read the orient work even more vigorously to con- is likely to become increasingly a theatre of conflict between democracy. This being so. what basis do we find for predicting that our way of life will be secure if Europe Is strong and free in '52? Well, for one thing, while the Far East might in time become the decisive theatre In the battle of isms, the fact remains that the Western world's greatest immediate threat comes from Europe. True that threat has lessened measurably with the success of the Marshall plan *nd the signing of the Atlantic act. But the danger still exist* id will continue to exist, despile Vestern Europe's recovery, until ome furiher great development akes place. Communism May Kill Itself What new development could alter By Peter Edson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— They- decentralized operations so that 13 regional directors handled most of the work. And he sold the program '11 soon be calling MaJ.-Oen. Philip 1 to industry to such a degree that It the flag Bracken Fleming, "General Fixit." now runs on momentum and you' as to hi Ever since about 1933. whenever | seldom hear of it. f there is a tough trouble-shooting 1 President Roosevelt had known to do around here, they call Fleming through earlier work in Washington. He was a protege of Gen. "Iron Pants" Hugh Johnson. He was deputy administrator of PWA under Ikes. He supervised $7.000.000 worth of work on Fass- amaquoddy till that project was hut "down. Then he was brought I told you there was an engineer sergeant in charge of the detail. Job on General Fleming. The latest one handed him is nomination to become chairman of the Maritime Commission. He says he doesn't know anything about the Maritime Commission. All he knows about ships Is what he Milestone for Hoover And His FBI ik m Another 'First' for Soviet Science? Russians arc reported transporting from Siberia to Moscow a tremendous slab of glacial ice in which there has been preserved, for thousands of years, the complete body of a mammoth, apparently in perfect condition. No doubt we shall soon see a dispatch in Pravda, citing this find as proof that •boriginial Russian scientists invented the deep freeze, only to have the idea stolen by decadent, imperialistic western capitalists. As he rounds out a quarter-century as head of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover can look back on a career that Is unique In American government. He has built a federal police force that Is so much his own personal accomplishment that Us name and his name are synonymous in the minds of most Americans. In doing it, he has avoided Gestapo-like tactics. Though he Is the nation's No. 1 man against Communist fifth-column activities, he opposed the proposed bill outlawing the Communist party. Instead of seeking to build a monopoly of police power he has strengthened the democratic conception of that branch of government by helping police forces all over the country to Improve their effectiveness. Not everything Mr. Hoover has done has been above criticism. Many people feel that the FBI errs In sending to government departments, without comment, reports received on individuals, mixing facts with hearsay and rumor. But it is significant that In all these 25 years inert- has been no serious criticism of his motives. Noi could anyone doubt his courage or his devotion. The nation-wide fingerprint files which J. Edgar Hoover's FBI built up from nothing are an impressive accomplishment. So arc his national academy, his national crime laboratory, his uniform system of crime reporting, Ills Influence in extending federal police powers, particularly against kidnapers, bank robbers and gangsters. What ought to give him the deepest satisfaction, however, as he looks back over these 25 years of service to the Federal Government, is I lie confidence which people of all kinds impose in him. They respect and trust the FBI, and thai Is the ultimate compliment to the man who bull! it. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. learned as an Army Engineer officer. Ho has seen duty in the Canal Zone, the Philippines and on every, district of the Mississippi river. He mentions with a quiet chuckle that before the war the Army Engineers had more shipping tonnage afloat than did the U.S. Navy. Most of the Engineers' fleet was dredges and barges and scows. But their Job was to keep merchant cargo vessels afloat. In October I03n a.= a lieutenant colncl he was holding a hearing on upper Mississippi navigation at St. Paul when he was called to c phone by General "Pa" Wrtson. loscvelt's secretary. He said the csidcnt wanted Fleming to come own to Washington and administer Fair Labor Standards Act cmlng had to ask what that was atson read it to him over th hone. He got hold of another copy f the law hi St. Paul, read It on plane to Washington and ar- ivcd' to take over the job. Cut Red Tape. Decentralized Operations In the two years he had the Job ic cut out all the red tape which equiicd every wage and hour case, be handled in Washington. He . back to Washington to co-ordinate and try to straighten out the old Tugwel! Resettlement Administration. All this experience fitted him for the Job of Federal Works Adminis- rator. (o which President Hoose- ;clt appointed him in 1941. As heac of Federal Works Agency. General ?lemin? IB in charge of the Public Roads Admintstration. the Public Buildings Administration and the Bureau of Community Facilities. He also supervises all Federal disaster relief programs and runs the Pres" You should have told him to raise gploe. and left it up to him K>W he did it?" Farms Out Responsibility General Fleming has run all his administrative jobs in Washington on this formula. He has a small personal staff—an executive officer, counsel, a budget officer and public reports officer. Then he has responsible commissioner or boss In charge of every one of his departments and he lets them "raise | quer the rheumatic diseases. It cannot be emphasized too often I that medical science, like the other sciences, depends on work done all over the world. The Ideas and the knowledge which bring forth (lie big advances in medicine are often I founded in personal contacts by I means of congresses and meetings well as by scientific writings of I workers in many lands. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to I answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will I answer one of the most frequently | asked questions In his column. QUESTION: How much would you I pay for a secret formula, not harm- I ful, for destroying excessive hair? ANSWER: Nothing. The medical | profession does not believe In secret remedies. If there Is anything worthwhile discovered for human ailments It should be made public property so that all may benefit. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville idcnfs Highway Safety and "ire Prevention Conferences. General Fleming's formula for successful government administration is simple. It is based lesson he learned at West Folnt where. Incidentally, he led hi.s class An Instructor gave the class a problem. Here was pole with all his flagpoles." He makes them work together, and he prides himself on their teamwork. He Is a quiet kind of operator. He doesn't look or act like a general. What he does is open to public inspection and the general himself available to newspapermen who want to come and ask him about things. But he holds no press conferences and he doesn't force his way into headlines. He makes a lot of "speeches. He was in Tuskegee. Ala., making a speech on "The Importance of Scholarship" Mrs. Wolf Arian and .daughtc Miss Florence and Kis? Naoni Feinherg left yesterday lor St. Loui for a weeks stay. A second consecutive payless pay day greeted city employees agai yesterday. Ross Beavers City Clerk .said today he could see little hop that the city would meet its Ma 15 semi-monthly payroll for KBV eral days. He predicted that a long er period would lapse before "tl ghost would walk again" than tl last time when the checks w ! ere de laved a day or two. J. F. Tompkins of Burdette was his grim picture? There seems to e only one answer to that at this eadiim. It would be the failure of Communism to held the peoples of arious countries which have been bsorbed into the Soviet bloc. That s to say, the rejection of Commun-,^ sin by these peoples. What reason is there to suppose they mieht reject it? The answer is that present day communism isn't the text-book brand of the ism which many folk had thought it to be. As Mr. Hoffman says, "basically, communism is a rather idealistic concept .carrying with It connotations of .sharing and universal . brotherhood. In its pure form, almost the worst thing that can be said about Communism is that it won't work." However, times have changed. Today's communism Isn't the old brand. It Is totalitarian bolshevism. This fact gradually has become clear since the. world war. as Corn- when iie'Yearncd that President Truman wanted him to be chairman of the Maritime Commission. This scholarship speech Is one he has made In half a dozen places thus year He has found that the elected president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau at a. reorganization sergeant men to with < do the it be done? instructor said. as a 50-foot flag- ck and tackle nec- t and an engineer i detail of eight job. How should class went to work i lot of complicated they reported, the "You're all wrong, rstand the problem. class at West Point all came from the top 25 per ecnt. scholastically. General Fleming himself would probably have been a four-star general but for a physical injury sustained in earlier service. This barred him from field command. The Army's loss was government gain elsewhere. IN HOLLYWOOD SO THEY SAY Cross Purposes Not long: ago Dr. Edwin G. Nourse, the President's principal economic adviser, said that the country was in a process of disinflation. At about the same time Mr. Truman was saying that inflation WM itill our chief danger. Now Mr. Only success In America's battle lo bring economic recovery to Europe can hall Russia's potter drive, a force as ruthless as Genghis Khan, operating with a flncssce that would have done credit lo Machiavelli.—ECA Administrator Paul G. Hoffman. • » » It Is optimistic nonsense to suppose that with all Asia in Communist hands, Japan and the Philippines will remain peacefully on our side.— MaJ.-Gcn. Claire U Chennault. * » • We want Congress to know that repeal ol the Talt-Hartlcy Act is our firm objective and we will continue lo fight for It no mailer how prolonged or difficult the slruggle,—AFL President William Green. By F.rsklne .lolmstm NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —iNEAl— Discount those stories you've heard about Ramon Novarro's one-time high temperature love-making. The No. 1 cnlluloid lover boy of them all says they Just aren't true "Maybe I suggested more." he told me," but I did less than any leading man on the screen today I was a gentleman. We photographed thoughts—not action. When I cd a lady it was a kiss—not bite." John Gilbert ami Valentino may have bit Ilirr (ratling ladies, bill not Novarrn. Ilr said: "1 did II rtllh .1 look." That Novarro look paid off I the lime of SIO.OOO a week whc he tvas starring 25 years apo 1 such heart throbbers as "Ben Hur "Scaramoiichc." "The Prisoner Zrnda." "The Student Prince" am when talkies came, in "The PaR Love Song" and "Song of India." Behind the Novnrro look w physical pr-rfcdion—and that dn near drove him i-ra/y. Canierame had orders to light him perfect In every .shot, to make him loo handsome In cverv scene. "By the lime they got thron liRhliiiu me like a painting 1 couldn't turn my head more than a few inches One day 1 complained: 'I can't act when 1 can't move.' " Novarro Todav A director replied: "Don't worry about acting, son. Just look handsome. You can act when you get old." ! Today, at 50 with n «ray-tlpv>crt Roateo. Ramon Novarro Is a wealthy actor. He invested wisely In real estate and when he ulavs a movie role now it is to break (he mnnnt- ony of collecting rent. You'll ice By Ersklnt Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent m iw-st with Bob Mitchum and •we Grccr in RKO's "The Big teal." lie play's a Mexican po"" Inspector—one of the few times i-'s ever played his own n»- ionalily. He was born in 1>u- rango, Mexico, ami came to the U.S. when lie «as 17. But about screen love-making of oday McK|NNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKennej America's Card Authoritj Written f»' NEA Servlct Correct Response Is Question Here rule never to make a jump shift bid unless I have control of at least two suits. There Is one exception, you may make a jump shift bid It you hold so many king-queen combinations that you know your partner has to hold at least three aces These hands are few and far between. Most players today consider a bid of any new suit over an original bid | as forcing. Therefore, do not paint a bad picture to your partner which i will lead him to believe you have four-star | tvvo Contro i 5 over two clubs South has a choice, he can bid three clubs or three diamonds. In either case North is now Justified In jumping to five hearts, which tells his partner that he has a powerful hand, i but did not have two controls. [south will now bid only six hearts, which he will have no trouble in making. munism has taken over country after country In Eastern Europe. There are plenty of indications that there Is dissatisfaction among the peooles of the satellites. Whether that dissatisfaction could develop to a point where those countries might reject Communism remains to be s«en. If and when that happens, the democratic way of life may be secure. Pending that contingency. the security would seem lo be doubtful. Get away from business occasion- It's cheaper to take a voluntary vacation than wait till the doctor orders it, ally. meeting held in Little Rock yesterday. W. J. Wunderlich. R. J. Dodson, James H. Bell and Max B. Reid returned yesterday from Texarkana. where lliry attended the State Lions Convention. Stringed Instrument I Just received a letter from my old friend Dadellne L,. Anderson,) who Is operating the Seattle, Wa compared with. 25 years a g o J Bridge Chib.^ ™. «.*. Jjn^ nnw is doing a great deal for HORIZONTAL _l Depicted stringed instrument 7 The player VERTICAL 1 Classes '.', Planet 3 Small denls 4 Palm lily or strums 5 Handle 6 Brazilian monty 7 Woody plant g Departed ere more suggestive occausc \i. mine is more potent than dlalc ic said "Maybe it was because the eading ladies were always in rtts- anrt not the brazen man] •hascrs they arc today." No one ever caught Novarro j ucniiiR a doll a la the Burl Lan-1 casters of today. He remembers director Fred Niblo warning him: "It you hit a woman. Ramon, the audience will never] forpive you." There was plenty of censorship 1 he- vrvnnnnevs, mostly sell-Imposed He made a picture with Alice Terry called "The Lovers." It turned out to be such a steam-heated romance. I dial nroduccr Irviiifr Thalberg gave (ho film a whole set of new sub-| tides to cool things down. * • • Bennett Ccrf reports 11: Lionel Barrymorc was asked how he enjoyed making n picture with little Margaret O'Brien. H was common knowledge that the fabulous moppet had stolen several scenes from under Mr. B.'s nose, despite nil Ills know-how and ex- pnience. Barrymorc regarded the reporter balcfully and blurted: "Two hundred years ago they'd have burned her a* a witch." asked me if I *A V A974 « K 1082 + QJ97 Rubber—Neither vul. South West North Kis» 1 V Pas» 1 i It " 13 Stoat 14 Venerate 1. •> Short si eei» 1R Enchantress 18It usually bas lnc . ipe -- string* , j c au I would settle an argument on today's hand, which had come up In I he club I do not usually enter into these arguments. I like to listen and then bring to my readers the theories brought out by various experts. Madeline said South oncr.crt the bidding with on ehcnrt. Now the argument arose as lo what North | should bid. One Play" contended that three clubs Is the only pos.sib e 26 Store 9 Average (ab.) 27 Droops 2B Distinct part orrow 33 Comfort 19 Abstract being 13 Singing group 34 Followed 20 Property item 17 R | gt , t s j,j e 35 Knterlained 21 Placed ( ab ) 37 Negligent 22 Ruthenium 2."> Posture 41 Persian fairy (symbol) 23 Victory in Europe (ab.) 24 Vipers 27 Song for iwo voices 29 Exclamation 30 It is used • orchestras 31 Thus 32 Mixed typ« 33 Pace 3fi Asterisk 33 Correlativa of cither ,19 Myself 40 Race course circuit 42 t'cminin* name 11 Total 48 High card 49 While poplar 50 Greek letter M Ointment 53 Associates 55 Redacted 56 Exhausts 42 Cloy 43 Retired 44 Concerning 45 Sad cry 46 Aid 47 Whirl 52 Near 54 French nrlicll

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