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BLYTHEVTTXE (ARK.)' COURIER NKWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE I, 1043 THE BLVTHEVEULE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF editor PAUL D HUMAN, Advertiiloc Uuu«cr Sot* N»Uon*l AdvertiUng MpmenUttrec; Walto* Witmer COL. New York, Chicago, Detntt Atlmt*. Mtmphlt. __ Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered « second class matter at the post- offic* at BlythevllJe, Arkaiua*. under act ot Coo- fttst, October ». UH _ Mem bet ot Tb» Pre« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bf carrier In tbe cltj ol Blythevin« or anj suburban town wber« carrier service If jaJa- tiined, 20c per week, or 85c pel month. By mall, wlthlr a radJus ot 60 miles, «4.00 per jcar »2.00 tot six month*. $1.00 foi three months; b, mall out-ide SO mile tone, aio.00 per jeat pajible In advance. Meditations But every man Is templed, when he is drawn »y Jrom his own lust, and enticed.— James l:lt • • • But Satan now is wiser than of yore, And tempts by making rich, not making poor. —Pope. Barbs Sure sign o( summer: a youngster with cracked knuckles, bulging pockel-s and a nicked glassle. » • • Mmybc we're a li'He liard on counterfeiters. ATler »ll, legislators pass bad bills and think nolh- inj of it. • • » Short pants are healthful, says a girl tennis expert. And our doctor always advises deep breathing. * * * FaUliliet In the sweltering months are com- parHirel? light considering the number of people who »sk, "I» H hot «noush for you?" * * * Most men who look for trouble find It—unless it's in the wile'» washing machine, vacuum cleaner or electric iron. Uranium Loss Shows Need For Supervision We don't like fo make a mountain out of an ounce of Uranium-235. But the case of the missing atomic material does not appear to reflect credit on the Atomic Energy Commission. To be sure, six-sevenths of the lost U-235 has been recovered and the search for the other seventh is still going on, hopefully. Even if that seventh is never found, nobody can use it to blow up one of our cities. It would be useful, however, in chemical and physical research. Here's the record of the case: On Sept. 16 last year, roughly an ounc« of uranium was recorded as part of a shipment placed in a vault at the Argonne laboratory, an'atomic research unit near Chicago. Nearly five months later, on Feb. 8 this year, this material and its container were found to be missing from the vault. Intensive search was begun. The AEC's Chicago office was notified Feb. 14 and the Commission starU ed another inquiry. When AEC's Washington office was informed is not fixed exactly, but a congressman says it was six weeks after the 14th. On March 28, 48 days after discovery of the loss, the FBI was called into the case. A month afterward Senator McMahon of Connecticut, head of the Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Committee, learned of the matter in a secret report apparently withheld from other committee members. Meantime, careful analysis of processing wastes at the Argonne unit turned up six-sevenths of the missing material. Laboratory officials expect to find the rest the same way. Commission spokesmen are confident no theft was involved. JIcMalion says the FBI is .-.citisfied espionage played no role in the mystery. The joint congressional group nevertheless has undertaken its own independent investigation. This move seems to us thoroughly warranted. First ot all, it is hard to excuse the several delays acknowledged by AEC in reporting the uranium loss to higher levels, especially to the FBI. Second, no one has explained yet how material kept in a container in a vault could turn up in processing wastes And the original container has not been found. The amount of uranium involved is admittedly small. Still, .Bernard Baruch's plan for world control ot atomic materials calls for rigid inspection that would account for every gram. It would make allowance only for tiny processing losses. In the present case, there could be no allowable loss because the material had been stored in a vault. The AEC's materials accounting system hardly looks foolproof. Officials say they make periodic inventory checks. Yet in this instance no check was made from mid-September last year until this February. By tile testimony of our scientists, U-235 holds great power both for life and for death. We may be greatly enriched by its most minute quantities. We don't believe this case should encourage any return to military control. We do believe, though, that we have a right to ask the AEC for a near-perl'ect stewardship over every enterprise associated witli atomic energy. Great Restorative Television, we hear, is supposed to mean that radio and the movies us we know them will soon fade from American life. However accurate the forecast, video seems to have had one affect exactly the reverse. It lias pumped new life into lliat ancient theatrical institution called vaudeville. Television's many variety shows closely resemble the old two-a-day pattern. And now, perhaps emboldened by their popularity, some daring folk in New York have revived the renl thing. Is it too much (o hope that video might bring back free lunches and five- cent suds? VIEWS OF OTHERS An Inviting Platform Despite the uncompromising stand of President Truman and key administration stalwarts in Congress on labor legislation, both the political combinations and the propitious grounds necessary for compromise are now emerging. A group of liberal Republicans, well informed on labor relations, for some time have been building an inviting platform somewhat to Ine leit of their more conservative colleagues. Now a number of moderate Democrats (northern and southern both) are moving righUvard from Ihe President's position to widen that platform in their direction. As for the planks that promise to make thu structure hospitable territory for all save the extremist: Quite a number would simply make some changes in Ta(t-Hart!ey which have ceased to be really controversial. first, and perhaps most needed, they would permit strikers In an economic dispute to vote m elections involving employee representation— thus quieting fears that strikebreakers might vote out a union. They would require employers and union officers both to make affirmative loyalty affidavits (replacing the one-sided non-Cpmmumst. oath), unions to bargain "in good faith" and to mile financial reports, and would allow unions to make political expenditures but not contributions. These planks would also drop the compulsory election for a union shop and allow employers "free speech on matters in dispute (barring threats and promises). On the administrative side, agreements seem likely that the conciliation service will be kept independent of Hie Department of labor (which it should be), but the general counsel put back under the National Labor Delations Board (a mucn sounder and wiser setup). The planks hardest to saw and plane to fit inlo a compromise platform have been, and perhaps still are, those that involve the secondary boycotts, the closed shop, and any use of the injunction. Yet, it now looks as though tlie middle- of-the-roaders will iigrcc that concerted refusal to handle struck work (and thus endeavor to protect a wage scale) should not be defined as an "unjustifiable" secondary boycott. They appear nlso to find acceptable ground on the closed shop issue in permitting employers to consent to arrangements which continue certain "historical" situations. (While we object lo closed shop compulsions, such a concession might provide a more peaceful period ol transition.) As for injunctions .There seems little controversy over making their use discretionary with the NLRB (if they are to be used at all) instead of compulsory in unfair labor practices cases. The real fight has been over injunctions in "national emergencies." Here they seem likely to stay. And while we would not wish to see the President, barred from seeking them, we would prcler that the exercise of his already vast powers be charted so that voluntary and more constructive measures would be given a tnir trial first. The platform these planks could build looks to us like a fair and reasonable meeting place lor the interests of labor, management, and tne public. We trust that union leaders will see and accept this as fact, even though silently, and that Mr. Truman will read the signs ot the times and throw his weight toward a moderate and realistic solution. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY Every lamily should be planning and working loward a better tuture for iteeLt. There is no better way of doing this than through tlie purchase, ol government bonds. And the sum total ol the bonds that all oui families buy means purchiising powers and opportunity for the whole country :n Ihc luture. * * * The Sphinx on the Egyptian desert made 50.000 times more noise than they did sitting Here playing mumblc-thc-pcj; on (he Senate lioor.— Sen. MlllartJ E. Tydings (U) ol Maryland, nccus- !'JS ' 3 ,"p'.i>) v ican senators ot n passive, attitude in committee hearings on reduction of government . Bending. » » • T believe thai American industry, Instead ol being in a stage ol mature growth, is on the threshold or a future that will completely overshadow the present.—Benjamin F. Fatness, president, u. S. Steel Corp. Temporary Bridging PETER EPSON'S Washington News Notebook Novel Deal ing With Washington Events Turns Out to Have a Real Counterpart free Peoples Should Take Tip From Communist Steadfastness Tht DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service -+ By DeWilt Mackenzie (JPi Foreign Affairs Analyst When Soviet Deputy Foreign .Minister (jrumyko left New York fur Europe at the conclusion of the United Nations Assembly meeting the oilier day, he flabbergasted America by smiling lor the repori- -legged, undeveloped form of mite. At this tage of its development the mite apparently must become a parasite and live on domestic animals, birds, or human heings. When a person walks through mderbrush or grass, be comes in contact with growth on which these inclcveloued mites lie. Chiggers crawl on the skin and when they neet an obstacle, such as a garter or bell, they are likely to stop and bite, fastening themselves to the surface of the skill. They do not burrow into the skin but attach themselves to it. The mite fills with tissue fluids and drops off after a fe\v hours, leaving a mi welt on the " .n which is likely to itch intensely. liclief fur lU'liing According to one authority, the severe itching caused by chigger bites can be relieved by touching the area with rubbing alcohol three softened an ordinarily stern countenance. America as a whole didn't ki'ow Oromyko could smile, but obviously he can, although ii'a given to wonder whether it isn't in truth a rarity. In any even!, the Soviet statesman doesn't figure lurlher in our discussion. 1 mention ihr incident merely because ii reminder! me that recently a reader of this column asked me to explain "why communists never smile." Well, now, that question assume.'! a which clearly isn't absolutely sound, because Mr. Gromyko did smile—a ivee bit. However, broadly speaking it is probably true that c!yed-iii-lbe-wool Communis's don't smite much. Why? Hecauso they are ideological zealots. They have one track minds which are directed lowards the objective of work! revolution to comnuinize all nations and bring them under the rule of Moscow, [lie times h. day. followed immediately | , " n , tie1 ' " lc m[c °' Moscow, the by some anti-itching oil. such as j oln . c ' u "' Bolshevism, it is a project standard boric acid ointment with „ , ves lllllc room fO1 °" l(;r a little phenol, usuallv 1 per cent. " lmi « lll s- added to it " More Than a Political ism WASHINGTON fNEA>—Capital society has a new indoor, air-cou- ditioncd snort these days. It is trying to find similarities between real live celebritics-nbout-town and the m u n is t f rom Un i v ersi ty o f No 11 h Carolina, Colby's "Big Secret'' .seems tame .stuff by comparison. Most of Colby's time in government .service has been a.s a public fictional characters In Merle Col-j relations man. If he had dreamed by's new novel of Washington life, j up the rent-life scholarship) scandal "The Big Secret." as n publii The author has been around Washington for 15 years or so. He has worked for OWT. WMC, OWMR, WPA and other alphabetical agencies. One of his la.=t jobs, before he quit to write this novel, was as assistant to Hie assistant one. Fentree's assistant, a acter named Alan Glair, recalls any number of ambitious young brain- busters like Rex Tugwell or Tommv Corcoran. Lobbyist FRANK This ointment should be applied only m small Quantities after the alcohol—about three tl.-ws a day as needed to relieve the itching. It is rubbed in gently and what is left is wiped off with a little cotton. In addition to relieving the itch, (his tieaimenl miiy prevent infection with germs which often follows scratching. Of course, no treatment is as satisfactory as prevention and this is true for chiggcr bites as well as it is for anything else. H a person is likely to come in contact with tall grass or other vegetation on which rhiggers are likely to exist, high boots or loiigtrousers may be sufficient to prevent them from reaching the skin. Dusting the skin with flower of sulphur will also help to warti off these troublesome mites. Note: Dr. Jordan Is unable to answer individual questions from char- readers. However, each day he will answer one of ihe most frequently asked questions in his column. QUESTION: what is the cause and treatment for hipus erythema- tosus? ANSWER: The cause is not Communism isn't merely a political ism. One often hears it described as a "religion," but that Is a fantastic characterization which per| haps lias been seized upon because • there is a similarity in the intensity of belief between ttie Communist and a highlv religious person. The similarity stops with the intensity of feeling, however. As M mailer of fact communism is th^ antithesis of religion, which under the Red doctrine is the opiate of the masses. All true Communists are alelsts. 71 Is impossible to be t true communist and be reliious at the same time. I .think perhaps a good definition sale of fit better. Through Ihe novel stamper Has His Counterpart LOWDERMORE. the city stunt to promote the fictional lobbyist in the Colby novel, known. Many treaments have been his novel, it couldn't have ] holds a position similar to that now j tried but njne is as yet completely held by Purcell L. Smith ot the { satisfactory in all cases. National Association of Electric pages of Colby's cast of characters only slightly exa^eratinGr, burlesq- Companies. Washington's highest paid lobbyist. Only Lowdermore in to the President, Dr. John R. | the movies, "Any resemblance Stcelman. This is mentioned In I any real person, place or event is show that Author Colby knows his j purely coincidental." way around. Tiie book character of Sen. Son"The Big Secret's" plot is of lag G. Skimmerhoff, for instance, is course preposterous. Up to a week [ a vnMly overstuffed shirt version ago It could be considered both improbable and impossible. Ft concerns a young scientist hero. Dan Upstead. from a small-town college in Mtiinc. He eomps to Washington for a scientific meeting and lo use a mechanical brain in the of someone in the position of last year's Chairman J. Parnell Thomas of the House Un-American Activities Committee. As fictional rhair- nvaii of im imaginary Senate Temporary Commit t tee on Subversive Associations and Disloyal Thoughts, fictional counterpart to the Bureau j or SCAT. Skimmerhoff stages a of Standards. On the side he hies to see the *resident to protest against a pro- oscct executive order which would ive bureaucrats and the military rass complete control and censor- hip over scientific research. Of ourse Upstead never gets to see :ie President. But the young hero oes get all involved in a Wnshimr- on web of political intrigue. And inh makes the story. Fiction Turns nuf lo be. Mild A week ago. all this might be uighcd off as a fictional situa- ion. But today, with nil the hulla- )aloo over grantinc a scholarship and satirizing their real life j the book does any"number of dumb counterparts. Though, as it says in things no self-respecting lobbyist would ever get caught at. For instance. Lowdermore "sics" the Skiromerhoff SCAT committee on Upstead as a subversive character, leading to his investigation. Lowdcrmore also controls the committee's chief investigator, named Matthew Valentine, who takes the place of a real life Robert E. Stripling. In the end the hero defeats the plot of General Conoy, Secretary Fentree. Waldo Preen and Alan Glair to throttle scientific, research. There are a couple of hot love affairs thrown in. but they're just like love affairs in Seattle. San Diego or the deep South. Throughout the book Colby scatters In the names of some real people on the Washington scene- like Bernard Baruch and his ghost Sam Lubell—Just to lend verisimilitude. At General Conoy's press conference, which is like no other press conference ever hold, among those present are May Craig. Doris Flceson. Tom Stokes. Bert Andrews. Mnrk Childs. Sterling Green. Mcr- riman Rmfth and Pete Ectson. Oh. i: cabinet officers that ever E"llv, that should ever come to public invest ication of hero Up- steari It is only slightly more fantastic than some of the real things. The novel's Gen. Vinton G. Conoy LS Dicing compared to a combination of Mnj.-Gen. Leslie M. Groves, former hrp.d of the atomic bomb pro- jrc'!. and the late Gen. George "Blond and Guts" Pattgn. Waldo Preen, a fictional White House the pn confidential assistant. Is in •ilion of the real life Clark Clifford or Doc Steelmnn. The for Ilr, bank's imaginary secretary no Affairs. Stephen Fen tree, ravirnturo of all the powcr- o the yonng Austrian-born Com- cnine to Washington, wrapped Into this! N HOLLYWOOD Ity ErskTne John son NIvA Staff Corrcspeomintil HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Holly- rood and New York arc in a qmct Ul?-0[-%var over the eutertairr.urm. baby — television. Hollywood is • screaming that it should be the lei- ; iion capital but New York .sneak- ! ed in and claimed the title. New York's attitude is: "We've ;ot television. It's our baby. Now .cfs keen it." The Ilia: sponsors and ns uiih a Hid: of the wrist-.) Jimmy SJew.irt: '"Anah—." (i.'.vv Cooper: "I nh—." 'Three M-miufs of silence.) McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Fly William K. MrKcnncy America's Card .Authority Written for \EA Service Early Finesse /s S:< '.van: 'I. uhh, was think- ] ClllC to SllCCCSS ! . And it looks likr Now York will eep (be titlo. too. until video be 1 comes a network corvst- to -roust op- eralion. Ait director * take the s.iino nride. ; n their sets as actors do with their ' rtins- Gordon Wiles was .siiowinc; ! me a particularly effective 5et he ' had designed for "Gun Crcm 1 ." "This Is thr kind of a >c(." lir >T«hc[l. "thai actors drl in tin- way of," Dennis Morgan is taking bow*-; for hi.s new look- he lost 2f) pounds for his role in "Tlie Octopus and Miss Smith." Studio orders. . . . Jim Brown surprised everyone with his crooning for a personal appearance lour and now there's talk of pultinc him in a Warner musical. . , . UI finally round u=e for the foundation ot a new executive hui'diiisr. abandoned when Ihe economy wave slrutod. They're usins: it for a scene ii! a picture. The litlc. ironically is "Abandoned." Profound niscnssinn | j Conversation sp.irkled at a tay Hollywood party. Jc>is crackled and Ernests shrieked with laughter at witty sallies thai flew back and forth likr badminton bird?. I p.ive you the comcr.-'a'i<:n of two stars a* they meet after .-py- ine c.bairs hidden b,\cl; of ^ polled palm ill a secluded corner. Jimmy Stewart: "Hi." Gary Cooper: (Kc.spouds to Riect- "•nti.s of silence."! '•liprr: "Giles.- I'll go home." 'I>1 seconds o: silence.) : '-'-.<-Tt: G'byr' Ihr increasingly lilc rote bciriET ii'.rcl liv iMstern bankers in rno- ! vie mat-'iniT i* frightening both slt"*ins and stars. O f ';!^r day Iwo supposedly hot box o'fi. f- n?mr- were submitted as ttie i;o- ':ns ot :> Ulvu ^o be. financed by The bank nixed ca.siing of the st^i.: In the picture and suecested Uvn names of their own. Even before t'nr war ir.ovie financiers let ilhc nrodurrrs huve a free hand in c-a?Mn7s. Now they're protecting thc:r money. I Srirrrlilrss Actor Tl:r:'e'< a wonderful anecdote .ibvjt tlie marriaee of Lynn F>n- i taimr and Alfred bunt in Billic liuikr's e;iv biography, written by C.irr.i'ron Shipn. and titled. "With •> F";iU\er or, My Nof"" L-iint »M.« BiHie's liv.ding nwn in Roo;ii T;irki:vjtoti's "The Intimate ! Pii-r:?ers" and w,i.« P c in love with j 'Mi.--- Luu:;c" th't he couldn't eat. j befnre a matinee performance in j Ml-'iitir City. Billir's version of it: ' "l.viin w : ..s as poised as she al- w:\>-> ;s. but .Mfrrrl barely managed to ::nitter 'w' lo the parson . . • and that was thr last woul he said until next 'noi'ivinc Hi.s voice left h:;:: '.tun-rdia'el;.' His -rye.s too^ on :\ cl.ize and he' walked in silence. He worked his J.nv. but no sounds ••We pot to thr Ihe.ater and Sic HOU.IAYOOI) on r.ijc 7 [f yoti want to know* anything ubout wotncn. tlie person to go to is Candy Jones, who in private live is Mrs. Hurry Conovcr. Through hei Career Girl School. Csindy trains ivoiiu-n for specialty careers. When I asked her to tell me about one of her interc.sUng career girls, she said that a woman doc- r took the course in fashions, so she could teach young mothers what in important purl fashion plays in their lives. Candy has a new television show in Ncw'York City, She calls it "Your Lucky Star." She interviews different, celebrities, and each celebrity selects " plfone number and dials Students Appreciate Teacher's Automobile LAWTON. Okla. —M'I— Students who have been taught by Miss Lily Stafford—and ridden in her old Jallopy—lor the past 29 years are going to show their appreciation. A "Lily Stafford Appreciation Fund" has been .started to ihe Iiawlon high school science teacher a new car. Miss Stafford now is driving "Joan", her 19.30 car which has 71,000 miles. "Joan" is still being used by TMlss Stafford to carry students fo meets and events. Shs .said (he car was named after Joan d'Arc because "she has risen fo the occasion many times." of communism Is thnt it is n way of life. It controls not only ihe political activities of the individual but rules every other phase of bis existence with an iron hand. The ism takes control of the Individual when he is about .six years of ape, find from that time on c-nntrols his thoughts and actions throKCh- out life. Under lot n lit aria nism I IIP individual belongs io the state and the soverUnty of the state in turn rests In Moscow. Thus the individual owes his allegiance (o Moscow, even, to the extent of tur.iiiiEr traitor to his own country in event the latter has trouble with mother RUM!;!. This regimentation i.s achieved throng]] a process of rfpirf ciiscinline and intensive indoctrination. Children are schooled in the \vavs of (he Sec MacKfiNXIK fni Pajjc 7 of teUuig fortunes wUh cards. She would like to have more time to play bridge because H makes you stop and think. Her business is based on making people think. She said, "After all, a (jirl is just not beautiful; she hns to think enough of her beauty to take care of herself." That can wen apply to the theory on today's hand- When declarer wins the opening lead with the king of hearts, his 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — June. 1. 1931 * Mr. and Mrs. \v. B. Mi-Mull ins have become "Daddy and Mother" by adopting three little girls who have arrived here to make their home. Betty. Jnanifa and Peggy arc daughters of Mr, McMullins .sister, who recently diert in St. Louis. Their unme "Brewster was changed by the court to McMiiilin. Miss Melba Foster a member of this years graduating class was guest of honor last night when her aunt Mrs. Ollie Foster entertained with a bunco party at her home. The twelve guests were presented favors of corsages with a silhouette of a sweet girl graduate tied to each one. For high score Miss Sarah E.skrktge was presented a hand painted perfume battle and Mis.s Dorothy Knit?, received bracelets for the traveling award. The first thought might be run off the j euest of honor was a lso p rcsc nicd spade suit. However, if the spades j with a gift. do not break, the contract cm mot j Miss Patty Shane, a junior in the be made. The club finesse must be the first play. Now, even if ihis loses, and the spades do not break, declarer will make 12 tricks. city high school, was awarded the American history medal for this year. Tin's ^contest was open for both juniors and seniors who study history. L National Banner Answer to Previous Puzzle 4 KQ84 3 it. If the person who answers h: pens to have a leleision set. he. or she ran see their own interview. Her luckiest game. Candy says. Russian i3«nk, and she gets tun out. HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted is the flag of 7 This coutili-y produces much 13 Ascended MSlny ID Corded fabric IB ML-(;I| 18 Seine 19 Company (ab.) 30 Cutting tool? '22 "Smallest State" (,ib.) 2} Olherwh.e 2-T Female relative 27 Reposed 28 Playing card 13 Street (ab.) 30 Donkey 31 Consumed .12 Nickel (symbol) 33 Efebrcw measure 34 Peruvian Indian .1? Simple JSKiml of fur 31* Comparative sullix 40 Most moist 46'Chincrc measure !7 Cover H! U'himiy :iO Malt beA engc M ('aid t;ame 53 Bulifh general 55 Hide fmi?hcr 50 Spreads VERTICAL 1 Package 2 Inlcrslicc 3 Bite •! While 5 Network 6 Opposed, 7 Indian FiGclicnn.l 9 Not (prefix) 10 Is able (i-ArchilceUnal ribs 12 licing 17 Plural online 20 Put i ii middle 21 Devil 2i5 fieai-likc 31 This c-oiinti.v is in CenUal 3.S tmm.-it'i! e :U! Foreigner? •II Poker slake •12 r.>;»lrh painlei •1:1 Mixed type •HOva 45 Kueti a euu 48 Diminutive of Daniel SO Kiuil drink 52 Registered muse (,ib.) 54 iiailrond (abj

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