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PAGE FOUK BT.YTHEVTLLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS IS, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. -' H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES Assistant Publisher A. A, FREDR1CKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Winner Co,, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at, the post• office at Blylhevlllf. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blylhcville or any suburban town where carrier service i.i mi\m- talned, 25c per week. By mail. within a radius of 50 miles, S5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1,25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile /.one, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations O righteous Fallicr, Uip world hath mil known thee: bul I have known thce, anil Hies? have known thai Ihou hnsl .«nt me. — John 17:25, + + * Whoever believes In a God at all. believes in an infinite mystery; and !f the existence uf God is such an infinite myster, we enn very well expect ami afford to have ninny »[ His ways mysterious to \is. —Ichabod Spencer, Barbs A Michigan peeping Tom drew a 60-day sentence in jail. The shades of night didn't fall fast enough. * 4 * Among lh« wild movements on food, we still have th« vacation resort dances. * * * Nothing takes the conceit out of a man quicker than driving through the wholesale district and bumping fenders with a truck driver, * * * . The political pot Already has started to btifl— on hot air. + * * A young girl's Ideftl It easily shattered, lays • writer. Or maybe he's Just broke] Labor Can Contribute Much To This Nation's Welfare The leaders of organized American labor face an opportunity. They car*— if they will—contribute mightily at this hour to the well-being, the security nnd the morale of their country. '; They can seize this chance in this way: First of all, they can urge upon their rank and file a mood and spirit of service to the American people. \Vilh labor, is with too many groups In American society, the attitude often has been "I'll get mine," and the devil take Ihe hindmost. Union leaders might ask: "Why single labor out of Samaritan sacrifice when »o many others are busy grabbing theirs?" The answer is simple. Organized labor professes to be forward-looking,, to concern itself with the interests of the whole people as well as its own membership. This is a moment to prove it. The battered consumer almost certainly is in for another inflationary twirl as defense spending rises to new heights, unless prices and wages can .somehow be held down by a variety of controlling pressures. -Some of these lie within the province of government, but labor itself can play a large role by holding new wajre demands to the absolute minimum commensurate with reasonable living standards. H would be refreshing if labor leaders were to announce this ns their goal. Thus far, since World War II wound up, we have had no break in the end^ less cycle of grabbing by all major segments of our society. For labor to provide that break would lie an act of high statesmanship meriting the thanks of every American. ' But a new mood of service would mean something besides less insistence on getting more. It also would mean a determination to give more. Anyone who buys an American mass- produced product today, or tries to set one fixed once he's bought it. is sadly aware that pride of workmanship is argely a dream of tiie past. The modern machine is a cold, impersonal thing. It discourages interest in a well-turned product. But in some fashion labor, along with management, must meet this challenge. Carless workmanship is a painful commonplace in present-day America. It's bad enough when it's your car or your stove. But when it's a tank or a plane or an Army truck, lives can be lost through unthinking neglect. Your newspapers tell you daily that in many quarter* American ideals of honor and earnest service ar« not being observed. Labor in not exempt from 111* moral decline that has afflicted us. Are its leaders big enough to recognize labor's shortcomings and to start the nation on a fresh trial back toward the ideals which it was founded to serve? Eskimos Raise the Roof The government hasn't found many takers among Alaskan Eskimos for loans to put floors in their snow-covered huts. The reason: wives have to sign for the loans, too, and this gives them new and unprecedented social importance in Kski- mo-Iand. The men don't like it. Who wants a floor when it stamps a man automatically as hen-pecked? Heller the same old dirfthan a wife throwing her weighJ around. The program is plainly doomed. Views of Others Crime Report Sounds Like Buck-Passing. Ayiun. in its final report, the Kefauvcr Senate Clinic Committee hear. 1 ; down hard on the duly of luctil communities to deun up the vast countrywide network ot crime which the committee has gloomily pictured. An earlier re part salt! this monster was A power in politics, which flouted and wriggled through loopholes in federal laws and their enforcement, as well as corrupting local public of- ficmts throughout the land, Tliat report said the hum 1 crime .syndicate had an income of perhaps 20 billion dollars H yenr, from which to bribe officials and buy Influence. Many officials cm i not resist the price such wealth can otlcr. But local authorities can do much to check this evil. H they Ignore it, or connive with it, they and. their communities are fouled with its bn-venc's. 1 ;. Yet, at. best, I hey can only chop oft tentacles of the octupus, which will ^row again. The main Job Is for the federal government. Washington alone ju the power to deport criminal aliens, to break up interstate dope rings and gambling combines, and to crack down on the hoodlum racketeers with the government'a severely high income taxes, The earlier report pointed out 22 things for the federal government to do. That was a confession o( grave federal weakness and neglect. Until there Is action on that recommended program, (he Insistence on local action sounds like a b tick-parsing operation. We .suggest to the committee that It reflect on the federal Mann ("White slave") act; the federal Dyer set to rteal with auto thieves who cross stale lines; and the federal antl-klclnaping^ act. Washington recogtiizcd its responsibility in those crimes, and ha.s helped much to check them. It should do the same thing with this gambl- Itig-dope-nuirder-political giant. President Truman might well lend off by- -recalling Ambassador O'Dwyer from Mexico, wKu_"i\as been branded toy the committee rvs a friend of hoodlums. And Congress, which governs the city of Washington, might clean up the lawne.s^use.ss there, as an example of the high-minded government its committee urges on cities the country over. '•Physician,, heal thyself." —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Party Ignorance Dr. George Gallup finds that nearly M per cent of the people ate ignorant of what the Re- publiran and Demoeiatic parties stand for. H is not surprising. The parties themselves have reversed their beginnings. Early-day Re pub- licnnfMvi favored strong, centralized government and central control of the fiscal system. Early- day Democracy favored state and local supremacy, economy and the-le.ss-guvei nment-the-bcUer. Today's Democrats -have resumed Republican gospel and today's Republicans advocate economy and States' rights, Time lire other, reasons tor public ignorance over partios. l he voter is emotional. He studies mo;-,Uy men, not principles; lie votes for pcrson- aiities, not issues. Tarties arc- in the business to win. Expediency becomes paramount to principle even to the ex- lent of repudiating platforms Thrre are few fi-'<ed principles among parties or candidates. N*o wonder there arc confusion and nmunder- standirii;, and r CM tit ant ignorance. — DALLAS MORNING NEWS SO THEY SAY Sound and Fury once over lightly- B; A. A. PrcirlckMa I have not decided whether the almost-late Franchot Ton* U »tupl* or indulging In the sort of painful intelligence exhibited by roartyn when they are hell-bent on winning a point. But I am certain th»t lt'» getting harder and harder to tell Hollywood from Washington wtjU> one goes about Identifying these villages by the shape of their moraii.^ me to lay any reads. ' moralist, for I As soon as one of these seuni«r episodes overflows into print, it calls Far be It from claims to being a would be equally correct in trying to pass myself off as Bernard Barllch o,r Gregory Peck. Franchofs recent back-alley face-lifting Job, a task ucccssfully undertaken by one ex- ng name of Tom Neal, makes it little hard to believe all that one Peter fdson's Washington Column — Republicans Could Do }Vorse Than Run Gov. Warren in 1952 SAN FRANCISCO (NEAJ —Gov. , Earl Warren of California is a nice i Kuy. And as the world well knows. \ there's only one thing liner than < n nice guy. In a way. Governor Warren Is too nice a guy to be in politics. But that's the wrong way to say it, The right way is to say that there ought to be more nice guys — like Earl Warren—I n polities. He Is easy to meet and easy to talk to. What's more, h e doesn't Pclcr Edson uik all the time. He knows how to sit back and •Men, even when people talking to um may not have anything very ntcrestmg to say. He speak.s quietly. There is firm^s and conviction about what he R.S to say. But he says it without dogmatism and demagoguery. And here is no table pounding, no loudmouthed know-Et-ali&m, no profanity to emphasize hi.s words. His conversation Is modulated to the level he might use in talking to his own fine family of three boys anrt three girls. In short, the guy Is a family man and a gentleman. If this brief characterization gives any impression that Governor Warren I* colorless, that is wrong. He very positive personality. He makes friends. He creates a most favorable Impression on everyone he meets. And as a vote getter, he has demonstrated his ability by being elected governor of California three times, running on both tickets, No I Really Well Known It's too bad that eastoners and southerners don't know California's governor better. They will have a chance at claser acquaintance in he near future. Governor Warren vill attend the American Bar Assn. convention in New York Sept. 17 to 21. Then he will go to the Governors' Conference at GatHnburg, Tenn.. Sept. ;)0 to Oct. 3. If on this eastern visit Governor Warren should speak out on some of the political idea.-; that nre on his mind, he would create a lively discussion in Republican ranks. With his fi'e.sh, detached, western dcivpoint. the man could stimulate i tot of useful soul-searching among the ultra conservatives. What the governor had to say during the course of an Interview San J-'rai!ci. c co .seemed to make complete political sense. He believes that the Republican Party should have a real knockdown, dracjout fight within its own ks to decide what it was going to stand for. The party has never had a showdown. Governor Warren believes that the Republican platforms of 1944 and' 1948 were excellent. He says that he himself has never advocated anything not found in those platforms. He calls attention to the fact that Senator Taft was chairman of the resolutions committees that drew up those platform* and that (hey were unanimously adopted. Between platforms, between presidential election campaigns, Governor Warren says the Republicans in Congress have not stood for that platform. They have repudiated its policies. If Senator Taft were to run on his record as a senator, and not on th'e party policies as 1 stated In the platform. Governor Warren thinks the GOP would be defeated. Deplores Link With Dlxlecrats Governor Warren thinks that the effort, promoted by Sen. Kar Mundt of South Dakota, to form an alliance between Republicans and DixiecraU, i a A disgracefu thing. The governor calls it a vio lation of every civil rights principl the Republican Party has stood for since the days of Lincoln. He Is equally critical of Me Carthyism as a policy to be adopt ed nationally by the Republicai Party. Governor Warren believe that is not the American way o doing things. He thinks the part> should repudiate such tactics. The governor « all for R campaign on high political moral conduct ethical standards. By this he doe not mean the empty pleas for unit and harmony made by Govern o Dewey in the 1948 campaign. Gov ernor Warren thinks the Republic- ] an Party must stand for some- : thing definite and constructive. A program of mere opposition t o whatever the Democrats stand for Isn't enough. On Gen, Dwight D. Elsenhower's passible candidacy. Governor Warren says simply that he does not know whether Ike U a Republican, and he won't commit himself until he knows, or until the general declares what he stands for. Governor Warren has not thrown his ovrn hat Into the presidential ring. He is unquestionably available. He will be California's favorite son candidate at the Chicago convention. The Republicans could do worse than nominate Warren. The only question U where could they do better? The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.U. Written for NKA Service Just about one-third of Hie av- rage person's lifetime is spent «leep—or trying lo sleep. Sleep re- •harges the batteries of life. A good night's sleep should leave person refreshed and ready for a day of active work or recreation. On the other hand, too little ileep at night, leads to a feeling of aligue and lack of energy which nterferes with the best results 'rom either work or play. Insufficient or restless sleep is common particularly among those who live in cities or are engaged Intellectual or desk work. Ac- nally, many of those, who complain of insomnia sleep better than hey realize and they often make the situation worse by unnecessary worrying about not sleeping. Apparently worry is the principal cause of insomnia. This worry can result from thinking about one's business or profession just, before going to sleep, concern over family or financial troubles, or anything else which keeps the mind active when it should be relaxed and free of thought. This gives the clue as to what can be done about it. Some people are able to get into a proper frame ol mind for falling asleep by engaging in some physical work just before bedtime. Others find reading quiet- Jy to themselves or aloud produces the desirable state of pre-bedtime relaxation. Violent exercise before bedtime or eating heavily usually interferes with sleep. A short stroll might be all right and a drink of warm milk or some other fluid is often equally helpful. In other words, each person who suffers from Insomnia should experiment with what pre- bedtime occupation is best suited to his own needs. SLEEP NEED VARIES How rniich sleep does » person to mind (he fervent claims by athletic members of the Hollywood clan that the nation has the film capital pegged all wrong. It's i charming little place, its Inhabitant! where people are, after all, just plain human-type critters auch as you and I. Gentle ever-lovin' souls poulaU Hollywood, its devotees proclaim, where Tallulah Bankhead scrub« her own floors <"-nd Clark Gable hal dandruff and Boris Karloff collect* butterflies and Lana Turner kn!t« her own sweaters. Real normal folks. Before the words are dry on Ihe pases of various fan magazines, these claims generally sour as the longest-wed couple in Hollyv^od gets divorced on account of incompatibility or the town's leading boy soprano garrots his grandmother. Bums will be bums, however, ind there Is little likelihood that Hollywood anj its psychotic habitues will ever cease to provide the kind of news copy that sustains a nation of ' vicarious livers. I would be happy no end If I were certain thU was. tit be tin last portion of newspriJPP to be wasted on the subject, but there'll be a new brawl manana to i hope in vain. Fortunately, it require! an certain amount of fame before th« public Journals can b« Induced to publish the detalli of one's Is tut misbehavior. You and I c»n be»t our wives, pummel one another. ilr« progeny of doubtful parenthood and j generally sin our merry way through life without benefit of press agent. It is somewhat Inconsistent, though, that Individuals possessing enough gray matter to commit dialogue and gesture to memory are totally lacking in discretion. The Tone-Pay ton affair li Hfcely to rank alongside Hollywood's other memorable events such as the Berg- man-Rossellini »n d Hayworth- Kahn and Sinatra-Gardner Involvements. There Is little of the silver screen'i normal heroics In these offstage lapses. I see no need to be surprised that one man can shellac the be- jabbers out of another when they need? At about the age of 15 years it is considered to be from nine to difference of some 10 years. Who took II hours. At 20 years, eight to nine in S trolley. weigh in at a 40 pounds and the first swing In this case is immaterial, and I only regret that both parties did ynot mix It up In the street where perchance the|t could have been butted by a pasjff IN HOLLYWOOD Hy ERSK1NE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD I NE.M— Guvs and Dolls: Kirk Douglas, who was about a.s oiudoorish as Ronald Coleman when he begnu his movie career, Is still choking over, the open air head and Mac West. "I wasn't very much of an actor." he saLd. "When an actor's ^ung, he's on exhibition constant- l> and he's not satisfied with hini- inovle roles that arc falling his way. ! self. He' thinks he's supposed to be room slugainp The trowing practice of character assassination is already curbing free sperch and it i« threatening all of our other freedoms, I daresay thcic are people . . . who have reached the point where they are afraid to explore a new id>.\i. --PioMiient Truman. * * » I don't think I could ever marry an American although i am proud to be one myself.—Woolworth heirc.N* Barbara Hut ton after her fourth divorce. * * * In no country is there such freedom of speech, freedom of the urcss or personal fieedom . . RS in the Soviet Union.—Pravda, official Soviet Communist Party Newspaper. « * * I never Invited Mr. Tinman <lo my patties) when he was a Senator. ... I never hart anything against him. It's just that I nc\ci though! the Truman's Attracted m*. I only ask people that are really exciting.—Gwendolyn CafriU, \Ya.shlntjton paity-giver. There's not n drawing r,i^ht for Kirk, who's buckskin hero in 'The and n logjanimer ir Trees." Siphcd the star, who's mighty miaccustamed to large dose.* of action: "Anvhnw, it's a change of paco. jump up on a flat c.ir full n[ redwood logs, start jumping from nnr lop to another and you think, •What thn llarit.t ;im I rtonjf?' " Kirk's version of Ills contract release from Warners: "I bought my contract out because T like to slay tree. I've never been happy tied to a contract. There's no animosity," •tniething lli.it he's not. So I was N'eo! Coward and I'd shove my Big Sky" I hands in my pockets. It took me '"The Bis: ! \ ears, to get my hands out of my pockets.'' Betty Grable. Vera-Ellen and Ann Ser HOI.I.YWOnn nn Paje 10 b JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD .1ACOBY ; Wrlllcn tor XEA Service 1 Expert Advice on a spades ind lacks a solid suit of his own. If he falls to bid three diamonds at his tirst turn he must overbid later on to make up for his original underbid. The Immediate Jump usually works out better. The trouble came with the way South plas'ed the haud. At the sec- hours Ls considered best. In adult life there is considerable variation. Some peoplt. need as many as nine hours a night and others not more than six. As long a« someone sleeps reasonably soundly and feels refreshed in the morning, it can be assumed that enough sleep is being obtained. Finally, I should like to mention an experiment conducted by a group of former nervous and mental patients called Recovery, Inc. This organization has trained 1U members to regard insomnia a.s a myth, and I have been told that the group of over three hundred patients has succeeded In reducing sleeplessness to n thing of the past. Put in simple terms, a person's attitude toward sleeple-ssneFS lias a great deal to do with whether It is a minor or a major problem. Late communications from th» cinematic cesspool on our western shores indicate that Mr. Tone hal been a proper martyr and that the loser will get the gal along with a fat. doctor bill. Neal swears h* won't pay for the Wasserman Test taken by the bimbo in the case wh«n she started to wed him and I gueu Tone can go ahead with his'wltnes*- chair boasting on how many time* he has oggled Miss Payton In tht unclad flesh. x Cupid wins again, T guess, but one would think he might be getting tired of operating in a sewer. clarer would have been the right line of play if he had just taken a little time for thought. Even if you hate to play bridge slowly, nobody can blame F\xh. the (rrltty-votcfd ' Bidding Problem ' who once sang, "Give Hoi- | Back to Hedy. Us Hro.id- ..'"" ;; - 1 ; ' "rang with the way *e: bid this hand?" iic=ks San Antonio I reader. "Should North bid only t*vo ! diamonds Instead of jumping lojolld trick he should simply ruff a way for Me." has changed the lyrics lo the tune. She's firecracker hot at MOM with plum roles In "An American in Pans." "Scarmouche" and "Young Man in a Hurry." and she's Roine rah-rah-rah about life along Celluloid Alley. "Maybe it's became the .uat.e [and TV made a better acue^s of j me." Xma told me at the Mornm- |bo. "In one month 1 played comedy. faiLe. trasrdv and psychos n TV. Mistakes? Ymi nuk<- ;hrm—MI uhat? They're allo\e] \ou like tw " ("ary 1* Just N'orm.il Cary Grant was pacing the "Room I iv One More" set and lal'sine WEST * .7107 2 « 104 NORTH II 465 vs » AKQ872 * AK54 EAST VK984 • J983 + QI093 SOUTH (D) 4AKQ8O VA752 + 83 Both cidei ml. Sonth We* North 1 * Fas. J * 3 * Pas. 4 * 4 V Pan 4 A 6 4 Pan p as » Opening lead—» Q But Pan Pan Pass Pan ;!0-\oar career in Holh- i Hirer diamonds? Should South pass I at four spades instead of bidding (he *lam? Where did we go wrong? i "South had a fairly good play tor . H'.r hand, in any case. He won the , [:i>t irick with the ace of hearts. i rtrrv, rhrcr rounds of trumps, nnd ! then begr.n on the diamonds. All i wruiid hruo been well if trumps had ; brnken 3-2 or if diamonds hnd broken 3-3. or even If West had held Ions diamonds as urtl as the trumps V'nlnrlimair-ly, West- ruffed the 'Hind diamond a:id look the setting i trick with a heart." I don't see anything wrong with , the n:ridir.z. In fact. I compliment ^° Ut "•'-«->'•«';«'"•' "< »n'^- 'my San Antonio friend wooa. The critics, he actmiued, I ;i-. ( heart in dummy. Then he continues by drawing three rounds of trumps When the trumps fail to drop, declarer begins on the diamonds. He discards his second low heart on the king of diamonds and his last low heart, on the qncen of diamonds. West ruffs that trick, but there are no further tricks for the defenders. Curiously enough, the slam can be made also by leading « lo* trump at the second trick. West can win. but cannot lake n heart trick because dummy still has » trump lo stop the suit. At best. West can rcurn a club. Dummy wins, and South I hen draws all of the trumps Declarer follows with three top dia- weren't nin of their mind they panned him in hie early d-iv.- as leading man to Tallulnh Ban'e- the \vay !lBI ' cllcrt » difficult bidding i monds. a diamond rut f, and then a wh.r-n | problem. North's Jump lo three d;a-|club lo dummy in order to cash nio;-,cis i< (niitp correct despite 'he MOW diamond, fact that he has poor support for My opinion is that tht actual d«- land R second look. for giving a slam 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Jane. McAd?ms has been elected president of the High School Red Pepper organization. Elizabeth Ann Wilson is vice-president. IWavis Whistle has been elected president of Dell High School's senior class. .''Jd Dick Potter led Commercial Softi? ball League hitters with a .467 average this year. Harman Taylor was second with * .439 average. Actor 2 Deepens 3 Female horse 4 Alleged force 5 Promontory 6 Drachm 7 Smell 8 Diminutive of Bertram 9 Ream (ab.) 10 Particle 11 Storehouse! 12 Cuddle IV New'Zealand native fort 25 Glacial snow 26 Speaker's plant HORIZONTAL 1,7 Depicted actor 13 Barterer 14 Reduce in rank 15 Pronoun 16 Flavor 18 Tasmania (ab.) 19 Fish 20 Poignant 21 Qualified 22 Centigram (ab.) «S cbre . wudeily Platform 24 Dispatch 27 Large , ub , 27 Flower ,3 Succulent container 29 Ocean 30 Morindin dye 31 Six (Roman) 32 Apex 34 Device used by golfers <p' ) 36 Withered 38 Northerner 39 English version (ab.) 40 Hostelry 42 He did Shakespearean roles on the 47Winglike parj 48 River (Sp.) 49 Noblemen 50 Youth 51He is « radio and star 53 Handled 55 Mortise inserts 56 Heavier VERTICAL 1 Mor*1 33 Ecclesiastic dignitary 34 Dryness 35 Feminine appellation 37 Binder 41 Divine giantcss 42 Observed 43 Light br<rmij 44 Measure of area 45 Pleased 46 Anglo-Saxon slave 47 Exclamation of sorrow 52 Daybreak (comb, form) 5* Symbol for tin

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