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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FAGB BIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURrEK NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1949 THE BLYTHEViLLB COURIER NEWS 1 THZ COURIER NEWS OO. E. W EAINES, Pubdiaber JAMZ8 U VERHOEFF Editor PAOL D. HUMAN. *dv«rtl»lin tUatftt ftol* Nttlon»J Advertising Representative*: W*!lace WiUnei Co. New York. Cbic*«o, Detroit, Entered a* tecond class matter at the post- oftlc* at Blj'theville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- (res*. October B. UH. liembei ot The Associated Pna SUBSCRIPTION RATES: . By carrtei In the city ot Blytheville or anj suburban town where carriei service U main- Ulned. 20c per week 01 85c pel month Bv mail, within s radius ol 50 miles M.OC pel jear W.OO tor six months, $100 foi three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone 110.00 pel year payable ID advance Meditations . Vounj men likewise exhort la be Hber minded. —Titus 2:6. * * * He knows to live who keeps the middle state, And neither leans on this side nor OK that. —Po|K. The Honorable Pat' Both Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate have decided on unusual taeticg to get a new displaced persons bill to the floor. Halt' a dozen senators from each parly will file a petition to discharge the Senate Judiciary Committee from further consideration of the bill. This is a direct and a well-deserved slap at Sen. Pat McCarran, Nevada Democrat and chairman of the judiciary group. For months McCarran has stalled on DP legislation and finally he flatly refused to report out a bill of any kind. It is a simple case of attempted one- man rule. He has been flouting the will of the committee, and perhaps of the Senate and the people of the nation. It should be for his committee as a whole, and then the full Senate in concert with the House, to decide what sort of DP bill the country needs. McUarran is guilty of extreme effrontery in taking all this authority unto himself. Barbs A writer says women are better guessers tnan men—and we'll Del lie's only guessing. The election of a Kentucky man on the flip •f a coin Is not so unusual. It has happened <>lUn when the coin was flipped In the right direction. * * * This tail, why don't we just call it me loot bowl season? ' Advice to consumers from all quarters mnv Include* everything except where lo ret the money. Swing musicians don't get what they should, cays a band leader. Maybe because there's a law against it. House Action on Minimum Wage Bill IsHollowTriumph The 75-cents-an-hour minimum wage bill approved by the House represents a rather hollow triumph for the Admin' iatration, for it would bring mixed blessings to American workers. The measure would raise the minimum wage for stipulated occupations from the present 40 cents an hour to 75 . cents. Jt would extend this coverage to 155,000 workers not now protected. About 1,300,000 would get raises if the proposal became law. But, on the other hand, it would exclude 1,160,000 workers who now come under the act. The net loss in worker coverage would be 1,005,000. The Administration bill, which was sidetracked, would have added 675,000 workers to the eligible list and have made other liberalizing changes. Furthermore, the measure adopted by the House would greatly complicate the already-dificult task of administering the wage standards act. It provides, for example, that wage minimums in the retail and service trades should apply only to persons "indispensable to production of goods for interstate commerce." Offhand, one,would imagine that in many establishments it is tjuile impossible to detemine who is indispensable Lo production intended lor otiL-oi-siate shipment,. Small firms particularly make no such neat divisions of laboi. House Democratic leaders indicate they are counting un the Senate lo bring out a bill more to the Administration s liking. Uttt, to judge Irom committee wrangling so far, there can be no assurance the upper chamber will pro- Uucu a measure suitable to President Truman. H would be foolish for a layman to say what the minimum wage should be or what specific fields of employment snould be covered. Jiul if'the object of a floor under wages is to introduce a large element of slauiti'y into workers' lives and the general 'iconomy, then it would suem sen- sib' . to luive as broad -A coverage ;vs pjssible. And if a boost from 40 to 75 i" cents can be attained only at sacrifice ol coverage tor 1,005,000 workers, it might be better to settle for a smaller advance that could be more widely shared. Coming on top of congressional defeat for the Administration's raft-Hartley rejjealer, House action on minimum wages ought to induce new caution among the prophets. These arc the lawmakers, remember, who were labeled the "Fair Deal Congress" last January and were said to be ready and willing to enact Mr. Truman's social welfare program virtually in its entirety. Those glib predictions plainly were far wide of the mark. VIEWS OF OTHERS School Aid Stalemate One more elfort is being made lo get some kind o! federal ald-to-ducation bill through Congress this year. The House Education and Labor Committee Is attempting to brcafc the deadlock over use of public funds to provide textbooks and transportation for pupils in private schools, rrns disagreement has stymied the whole program. Last year enator Tall souyht to resolve the conflict by leaving decision to the states, and this year the Thomas bill which passed the Senate adopted that formula. Any state winch gave aid to proviate schools for so-called auxiliary purposes, like free busses and textbooks, would be permuted to use federal grants the same way. But objections were raised to this plan on the ground that it breached the historic "wall ol separation" between church and state. Taking account o[ these objections, a measure was framed In the House which took a different in seeking to prevent blockade of the whole aid plan by the dispute over private schools. The Harden bill, by confining Itself to grants for direct scliool expenses, would have lert lo one side the dispute over busses and textbooks. This would have accomplished the major purposes of federal aid in the field where 35 per cent of the funds are used anyway. The Supreme Court hits burred use ol public funds for the direct expenses of private schools, ao only a relatively small fraction is involved in the. dispute over them. And that fraction—the amount that might be used for busses and textbooks — is reduced by the fact that only 19 states allow such use. It Is further spilt by the fact that only 10 per cent of the nation's children are in private schools. This plan appealed even to some Roman Catholic congressmen, lor they were aware that half the children ot their faith go to public schools, and they were reluctant to hold up the whole project until the dispute over tliis fraction can be settled. But Cardinal Spellman denounced the flar- den bill as an example of bigotry, and letters of complaint from Roman Catholics rolled in on congressmen. The blast at Mrs. Roosevelt followed. The Cardinal may have headed off the Harden bill. He may have spurred compromises which make concessions for parochial schools. However, militancy evokes militancy. Some who were ready to concede auxiliary aid have now become arouseci to defense not only of Mrs. Roosevelt but of her position. A weekly news letter reports that the controversy has turned many congressmen against any aid for private schools. Jf no action Is taken this session, the drive for federal aid wiU begin next year with two questions much clarified by this year's debate. The Hoover-Eisenhower view that federal money should go only to the most needy states has slinwii that much less would be needed if grants to rich slates wcie not considered necessary to win political support for the general plan. And discussion of the Barden bill has strongly indicated thai 95 per cent of the general project—designed to improve the poorer public schools—would win quick approval if separated from the dispute over busses nnci textbooks for private school pupils Both these considerations should get increased public attention in any renewed effort for tede- ral aid to education. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY Salve Reynaud of France Advocates Union of European Countries The • DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M.D. Written for NBA Service It Is said that the Chinese pay their doctors 'or keeping them well and stop paying uhen l*»* patients fall 111. There Is perhaps some question as to whether thjs saying is strictly true, b'.it keeping hi good health is certainly something everyone wants. There are certain positive steps which everyone can take in order to Increase the chances of staying in pood health. The diet is one of these. Everyone should Include enough of the basic fonr'- to supply energy needs, but not so much as to produce fiti ess which carries sorioiis heaUY* risks. The three basic foods are the starchc; or carbohvdrat- such as sugar, potato, a-"' 1 bread: proteins. which include meet, eggs. !ish. fowl, and milk; and the fats, st-ch butter, nnd fat diet of these as olcnmfli'-' meat, A balanced fond* is Deeded. MI.VKltAI.S PLAV A RIC. PAKT PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Foreign Pressure Boys Trying Hard To Get L/.S. to Hike Price of Gold In nddit'ori to these basic foods: minerals are necessary, particularly for the (growing child. Calcium. which is an important part of the bone and teeth, is obtained largely from dairy products Most other minerals, 'ike iron, which the blood must have, are present in vegetables Exercise is important. Although a person who gets little or no phvsical e rcise seems to get by with it for a while, in the IOIIK run the lack of exercise is likely to show up by decreased vigor and ambition. Sleep is also an item. Some peo- nle need more sleep than others, however. If a person feels rested and energetic after the night's sleep, that is a good sign that enough Is V-»ing obtained. » * • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. By lleWIti MarKentie AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Over In Strasbourg, France, seat of the new Council oJ Europe, Idealists continue to urge that the 13 constituent nations join in forming a united States in which the members would sacrifice much of their sovereignty to the general welfare. A( long last this uUiulaii idea or the past rentury shows signa ot at least partial fruition. Like many othri great development*, Hie current activity has Its renesb hi dangers—economic, political ami military—which can only be. met bv concerted action. The latest exponent of this extreme proposal, former Premier Paul Reynam), ranks internationally as a major prophet, Mere often than most, during the H.'lerian menace, he foresaw the future. Now he calls for western un'ty to meet, Impending crises. -. Speaking Tuesday on the gravw European economic situation before the consultative assembly of the council. Reynaud advocated a real European legislature, directly elected by the peoples of the member nations. He declared that only in this way could the assembly acquire authority to merge European economies into the single continental market, with one currency, which . he maintains is demanded if Europe is to .survive between America :tnt) Russia. "Between these two giants," he "there is a place for & unl- WASHINGTON — (NEA>— Foreign pressure to get the United States to increase the price of gold is making no headway. The whole idea is generally regarded here as the wackiest 'hlng since British Foreign Minister Ernest Devin popped off at a' trades union meeting a couple of years ago, suggesting lhat the united Stales redistribute the gold in Fort Knox. free. The theory behind the gold price drive is briefly this: The United States now buys all newly-mined gold offered at S35 a fine ounce. In the 12-year period, 1037 through 1948. the U.S. bought $12.500,000,000 worth of gold. Total word production in thi.s period, outside of Rus- U.S. sia. was $12.800.000,000. The now holds two-thirds of all the world's gold—$24.600,000,000 out ot $37.000,000,000 worth. Three-fourths of all the world gold is now produced in British dominions principally S~uth Africa. They sell their gold to the U.S. for dollars. This gives them the money to bviy mam-incurred gonds In the United Stitcs. So in the long run. U.S. purchase of gold I takes helps other American export business, although the U.S. government ends up burying the gold at Fort Knox. Ky. Ms scheme to have the U.S. increase tl a price of t^old. No Increase Since 1934 One of the principal arguments ised is that there has been no increase In the price of gold since 1D34. Since then the price of nearly everything else has advanced. Therefore it is lid that the price of gold is out of line with other prices. In theory, if the United States raked the price of gold from $35 to say S55 or $70 a fine ounce, It would give South Africa and Great Britain more dollars with which to buy more goods in America. Alii would Increase the value of Britain's dwindling gold reserve. This would presumably enable the British to stave off disaster a little bit longer, strengthening hope for improved conditions, some day, somehow. These are what might be called the short-term advantages of having the United States Increase the price of gold. It is a slick financial Most'Of the pressure for increasing U.S. gold prices comes from South Africa. For the last IS years. South Africa has been selling the U.S. fri.m $400.000.000 to $500.000.000 worth of gold a year. But even South Africa has been running short of dollars. So her finance minister. Dr. Nicholas C. Havcnga, has been visiting Die capitals ol trick to help the British out of another bad hole. But everyone who long-range view of the situation can see in it only a business that mioht do the rest of the world great harm. Once the price of gold was. raisec artificially, it would be practically Impo5siblc get It down acain QUESTION: Is there to prevent beauty mark? any way from ap- The United States would be stuck with this high price forever ever. Just A Plain S" v -Mv Net effect of a rise '- gold nrices would be another gift bv the United states to t*c British. The U.S. now bnvs nbnut $700.000.000 worth of Europe, trying to win converts to I gold from British dominions every 'ear. Doubling the price would dovble the amount. It would be jlain subsidy. There Is no reason vhy the U.S. should buy more gold, or pay more for it. Any increase in the price of gohl would mean Wat more gold would produced. Many marginal gold mines are now shut down, all over the world, because the labor and production costs are too high, at :he present price. Raising the price would reopen these mines and force the United States to buy still more gold. It has been argued that raising the price of gold would enable the United States io reap a handsome profit on the nearly $25.000,000,000 worth of gold now buried at Fort Knox. Doubling the price would make the value $50,000,000,000. But what good would that be? If the gold reserve were given this new high value and used to back up a new Issue of currency for paying off the public debt, the effect would be highly inflationary. It would create tremendous credit control problems just at a time when every effort has been made to reduce the amount of money in circulation. It would endanger the value of $250.000,000,000 worth of U.S. bonds now held by private citizens and all their other investments. What the whole gold price drive seems to add up to is a stall or a counter-movement against the demand that the British revatre the pound Sterling. They would no doubt like to find some way lo shove the bill for that on the American taxpayer, loo. pearins on the body? Is there any cure for these? ANSWER: I am somewhat uncertain as to what is meant by "beauty marks." There arc probably several kinds of skin blemishes :o which this name Is apolied. Wlthoi't knowing the nature of the skin blemish, it Is impossible to discuss treatment. -.4 75 Years Ago In Biytheviife- ~JJ - - Augrust 25, 1934 A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Bell at their home on the Ike Miller Apartments shortly alfer noon today. They will call the baby Elizabeth Bell. Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Blythe and daughter Miss Margaret arrived today from their home in DeWitt, Act., for a visit with his sister Mrs. Ed. Hardln. Work will begin Monday on Blytheville's Community canning Kitchen which will be made possible by a contribution of $225 in scrip stamps. The money will be supplemented with material left, from the Creamery Package Company structure and ERA labor, to erect a 16 by 30 foot building at the side of the county jail. fied Europe, but not for a mosaic of independent states:' "The road we are following," he asserted al another place, "Is a dead-end strret. It comes to aB end in 1952." (The Marshall plan is scheduled to terminate then). He was of course, speaking as i financial expert, who among othci things served as French flnanc< minister during the critical dayi of 1938-9 He put the proposition bluntly, saying that such a ster would eventually mean a sacrilic< of national sovereignty, but nevertheless mvs 1 . be taken. Upon Shis question of sovereigntj very largely turns the whole prob' !eni. No~nation wants to surrendei it. A wea'tb of exeprience lay behinc the 70-year old Reynauds 'warnin! plea for collective security. I* ime premier ol France if March, 1040, and in the following black purled had to announce te his people in a succession of broadcasts some of the greatest reverse) In their Malory- These included th) defeat at Sedan, the surrender ol King Ltopold of Belgium, and thi abandonment of Paris to the Ger- maris. He resigned on June 16. 1040 after refusing to surrender to Germany. The French Vichy government imprisoned Rcynaud. On the day ol his arreit lie wrove Marshall Petatr rn"W vrving a life sentence foi treason! saying resistance was thl .lonoraHe course for France. H" was taken to Germany In '43 anfl Summer Suits for $6 At Frankfurt, Germany Frankfurt — (Ft — Complete men': suits are being offered in Frankfurt for $6.00 and even less these clays. Street peddlers are buying IN HOLLYWOOD Ky Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent I don't think we're In a depression. It is a line period of readjustment.—Earl R. Muir, prcs- itipul, Louisville »Ky.) Tnist Co. » » • The Red army cannot attack a socialist country becaxise that would mean trie cnri ol socialism in the world.—Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia, expressing confidence that Russia wilt not aitacK his country, * * * The penal policy ol the Soviet Union is a progressive one. It 5s a corrective labor type. Its aun Is not only punishment, but re-ertncaiioti, so prisoners will be able to return 10 the sanely of workers,—A. A. Aruliunian, Soviet dele&atr to the UN, denying charges against. Russia of "sjave labor." * * * It Is time that we realized thai a government, like a family, will go broke if it continues to spcnfl more money than H receives.—Republican national committecman Jouett Ross Todd. • * * We fell for lhat (a program of disarmament) once. I think there is peace for the .vcrLcl only In a strong, armed America.—Secretary of Dcknte LouU Johntoo. By Grorpr .Tcsscl (For Krskin- Johnson, who is on vacation) HOLLYWOOD—<NEAi—My next motion picture production for Twentieth Century-Fox, "Oh You! Bcnptiful Doll" is in technicolor' and has no message except that a guy who hasn't got a sweetheart lik™ June Hnvcr Is crazy. In former years It was the custom to continue a guc^t column in this fashion—get a personal plug in and maybe tell a gag or two. Unfortunately, sitting at a producer's de' T ? n,s I have fo. the past few years. I don't know many gags and those that I vised to tell have all been heard on a certain television ^ho\v four or five times this yenr- But nljout this I don't complain, as someday 1 know Millon will not refuse me a loan of a few dollars. Therefore. I should like to take the rest of this column to say some nice things about an industry that t much more sinned agalnsl tlnn Is deserved- the motion picture industry, which bccaiis' of its gin »r finds Itself vulnerable to attacks from all over, At this very moment T received a pamphlet by some daffy guy In which there are many pictures of some of the wor)d's mo- 6 1 belov«Dd nctots and acUessc- aurt these people the pamphleteer calls Reds and picks out one particular guy who has always been n capitalist since he was 10 yeans old but who once walked past Ihr office of the Daily Worker—and for this the pamphleteer writes it show, he is Red. GOKS TOO FAR In (mother daily newspaper there is a scries of articles—something ab -it shame and fame which pic- I tures a motion picture producer the last Abbott and Costello cinema hr -i't any of the sophisticated dialogue of "Design for Living." Now perhaps anyone reading tins misht .say tnethinks Mr. Jcs- doth protest too much. Well, is is not my intention because the motion picture industry, which has brorght so much Joy at such sm.ill admission price to people all over the \vorul. needs no defense and I am sure that there are reasons that bring forth these poisonous rinrts from the Hollywood haters. As for a great many motion picture critics, I think that they arc a little irked at times because of reading that a fellow writer, though in another field, has received an enormous sum for his or her story or ha* been given a lon^. term contract that sounds like an open scasame to lifetime security. As for others, perhaps it is-be- carse the motion ptclure maga- rnes have gone out of their way to nvprglnniorlze peonle and pha- tocrapli -imple little bungalows that one finds in the suburbs of any city so thnt they look like Buckingham Palace. sure the bidding given in today's hand. Flshbein is one of the most col- lorful players In the country. He says you cannot win tournaments if you play always according to the book. Naturally if you askccl him what you should bid with the South cards today, he would say. "One heart." But he just felt this was the time to be different. He bid one no trump. When his partner bid two no trump, he then bid three no (rump. On the opening lead of the ten of spades, Fishbein playe'i the jack them and have roaring trade selling them in the outskirts of the city. Two months ago the same suits were priced at $33.00 to S36.CO. The prices fell when stores accumulated .surplus quantities of summer- weight suits. The peddlers bought them up almost for nothing. returned to France In '45. Reynaud Foresaw the Nazi »?• ,.-fiMlon and urged preparedness but his was a voice crying in th< wilderness. It was about lhat time while he was finance minister, tha> 1 had a long talk with him in Paris We covered a lot of ground, and al one point I asked him what hi thought ot America's lenciency t< confine its activities to the Westen Hemisphere. He replied: "There was a lime when England thousht shr was an islanif^L 1 waited for more, and when'^F. flWn't come I Inquired If that was his complete answer. He grinned and said: "That's my answer." Reynaud is widely traveled an< hs.i visited the United States man; times. "I like America," he told me. 1 lik>' the American atmosphere o! optimism." He might have added that he W one of a minority who insisted tha 1 the French debt to America frorr World War I must be paid. tricks were made on the board. for a top score Four-State Slanfl A person can stand In four state at one time it lie stands on toi of the marker that divides tn« states of Arizona. Colorado, Ncv Mexico, and Utas. A Q 10 07 4 V9S * A75 H W E S Dealer » K Q 9 S 3 + Q 1036 5 Fishbdit 4K62 V A Q 5 -1 2 • J 10 + AK3 Lesson Hand on the Play Soulh Wwl N'crth Ka-st 1 N. T. Pass 2 N. T. p.iss 3N. T. Pass Pass Pass Opening—4 10 25 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE T!V WILLIAM K. McKF.XNET Amrrtra's Card Authority Wridcn for SKA Srrvirc Unusual Play Here Makes Extra Trick Leafy Vegetable Answer to Previous .Puzzle* For our Ic^on on the (he hand I have -selected p Irom an article In the with a lustful virility (lint could j World written by Alfred P. Shein not be possessed by three battle- wold. It was plnycd by Harry Fish- sViips full of hcnlthv vomie sailors after they hnrt not seen a fnir lady In two yrrtrs And then of smarter vhar> ttu ' And so on anrt so on. motion picture critics New Vork magazines s'rlter U dismayed that the Master's Individual in be in 1!)4B. Iii addition to the Thursday le.s-1 carelessly let ;o son hand each week I am also mond. Now when from dummy. When It. held he knew he was on a spot, as there were 11 tricks at heart.s, b-,;t only 10 at no trump, am! absolute!) no way to deliver any mare. As' Fishbein said—"When -i see a hopeless situation try the unusual." So he I'd the deuce of diamonds from dr. nmy. was not con- I f'.'sed. She went rtslu in with the queen and immediately led back the eieht of diamonds. won this trick with the ace. f have ofU?n said, do not oe play of j afraid to make a mistake as de- a hand clarer There is only one of you Bridge | and two opponents. Maybe they also will make a mistake, and- sure enough West failed lo return n diamond. He returned a spade. Fishbein rnn his five hear! tricks West <•!'•!> n-irl n dla- Fishbein cashed pivlng you a lesson hand on bidding each Saturday, so do not cen- the ace of spades East was squeezed in duly md diamonds. Thui U HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted vegetable 8 It in gardens 13 Interstices H Constellation 15 Harden 16 Assign 18 Card game 10 Size of shot 20 Worm '21 Behold! 22 Meadow 24 Fiber knots 25 Domestic slave 27 Cooking utensils 26 Symbol for tantalum 29 Near 30 Exists 31 Yes (Sp.) 32 Speed contest 34 Hurl 37 Abstract being 38 Seine 39 Steamship (ab.) 40 Deed 43 Doctor (nb.) 44 Number 46 Greek place ot assembly 48 New Guinea port 49Lamprcy- c niche r SlKeileratcs 53 Stage play .54Hidlcules VERTICAL 1 Princely fortress 2 Rugged mountain crests 3 Wager 4 Back order (ab.) SWinglike part 6 Strong wind 7 Snaky lish (pl.) 8 Obtained 26 Facility 9 Railroad (ab.) 27 Ago 10 Lubricate 32 Paused 11 Made of wool 33 Reply 12 Searches 35 Unruffled pryingly 36 Emphasis 17 Bone 40 Symbol for 23 Capers silver 24 Country *1 Heavy string 42 Woody plant 45^31™ leaf 4 6'Brazilian macaw 47-April (ab,) 48 Youth 50'Type measure 52 East Indies '(ab.)

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