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PACT .TWELVE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.y COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 22, 19<17 THE -BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •• THE OOORDDI NXW8 OO. ~, ,i :«..,W. HAWKS. PufcildMr ? ,-JAM«S U-VKRHOEFT. Editor X PAIpli D. HUMAN ,_AdverU»lni liuugcr vSole Naltaiwl Advectisinc R*pr«ent»tl»««: witmrr Co. New York. Chicago. Detroit. Memphis. "Every Afternoon Except Sunday filtered as second class matter at the po*t- afffce at BlythevUle, Arkansas, under act ot Con- grefe, October », 1917. . : . Served by the United Pre» " SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or »ny su&ruui town where carrier service It main- taiied, 20c per week, or 85e per month. Byinall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per eSr *200 for six months, $1.00 lor three months; outside 50 mile zone, -»10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditation Command' and teach these tilings.-! Timothy ^s one' learns he should teach others, .ind as 'he receives iic should give, and as his duties Increase he should obligate others. Six-Year Plan ful or misleading to the American public. Our audiences know distortions of American life when they see them on the screen. Hut to foreign audiences the average American film could be extremely misinfonnative. We don't think this is all part of a subtle plot of Holly GomiminiKU to undermine our economy and government. We tlo think il betrays some want of imagination ami re-syslom. Our films ,IB a whole don't need more capitalistic propaganda. Rut they need more honesty and realism. dc- fi- a ;•; On the day before a German unification courl found him K" D£. Hjalmar Schacht, Hitler's old iiancial; string-puller, said he plan'-for Germany's recovery. All lie needed, said Snhacht, were some background' files, 30 or 40 sheets of paper, and three weeks. '- But the court, with understandable compassion, didn't want to rush the old man unduly. So they gave hint not three weeks, but "'six ,years—six yews ot;,3olitudc, free from outside cares and distractions. We trust that the mad in th,e jail house will rustle up the paper and a nice sharp pencil. Soviet Movie Critic T* Just when the House Un-American Activities Committee is investigating thp movie industry as a hotbed or communism along comes a Soviet, writer- -named Yuri Zhukov to accuse it" of being an hisli unient of capitalism. • '~ Of "course, Mr. Zhukov says that 'ifibllywood'has placed itself at the dts- pgsai of "monopolistic capitalism and reaction.- 1 ! That is a required stuck phrase of Communist writers. On the basis of Hollywood's end product, however, we would be inclined to' string along-with 'the Russian essential, meaning instead of the House committee's suspicions. Certainly there are Communists and fellow travelers' in the film industry—some of them prosperous individ- uals.Avho can dabble their feet in their private swimming pools while weeping over the exploited proletariate. But the studios' output doesn't indicate that tfie Reds and Pinks are in charge and spreading insidious propaganda on film* a'nd sound track. ••• American movies are aimed primarily at the American public. Only :i small' fraction of that public wants to see the Communists run their govern• merit. No studio could turn out pro- CJmimuriist or anti-American pictures fOr long and still hope to survive in the' competitive market. " No, Hollywood's great trouble is tfiat it so often portrays American life it} a stereotyped and somewhat unreal nianner. For every original, creative tgam of wrilcr-director-produccr, there aye perhaps a dozen teams who can follow only the current pattern of success. An original team docs a picture with a different slant, and it makes money. Then movie audiences arc xveat- ed to a small epidemic of the snmo sort of. film. > A series patterned after "Mr. Deed 1 ; Goes to Town," or "The Best Years of our Lives" ca;i be fine. The cndlos* variations on "Little Caesar," not so {food. Ditto the current crop on psychopathic murderers, or those -hat have aped "Murder, My Sweet" with. out catching many of its dramatic virtues. ••'.!. Mr. Zhukov has some pointed'crit ; - cjsms which, though highly cxag?erat- e/i, are essentially apt. He mentions our movies' treatment of races and nationalities. And it's true that Ho'ly- wood seldom treats Negroes or for<%n- born Americans simply as persons. • •'they're usually there as comic relief, or as villains, or as something that 1 Sets them apart and silightly below the tfhite native characters in the film. '~&Ioyic shortcomings aren't too harm- VIEWS OF OTHERS Conservatives Look Ahead Americans would be surprised to see the Republican Party declaring itself for public ownership of the national banking system, the railroads, the coal mines. B"t Britons, it is safe to say, arc not surprised to see Die Conservative Party pledging it* support to such a program in Britain. The distinction between Hie Conservative platform now put forward and the position ol the I^nbor Government Is one mainly ol decree. For example, the Conservatives will resist nationalization of the steel Industry, and would relax controls in road transport and civil aviation. Moreover, that party would, if returned to power, apply present policies of sociali/iilion with a broader brush than that used I)/ the labor Government. This would mean the laying down of over-all patterns for imlustry-Ocvcrn- ment collaboration, leaving details to be worked out between management and workers. It Is our opinion that in practice tlies-j differences would be more Important than they appear on paper. The conservative program Is frankly directed to the slowing clown of socialization In Brlta]n and to the restriction o! the area in which it will operate. ' Frankly, too, the Conservatives ask American support for their point of view. They raise tne question of n big ngw British loan. This action may Well be a prelude lo behind-the-scenes discussions not only between Hrilish and American spokesmen but between British political leaders. It should be assessed against the background on n copyrighted report which this newspaper has Just published on the long-range possibility of a coalition Government for Britain. A loan to Britain, if obtained through Conservative influence, could be n bargaining point iu British politics. The infiltration ol more conservative opinion into the British Government would doubtless be < welcomed by strong sections of American opinion. The Conservative platorm makes an obvious bid In their direction. But it also se^ks to reassure the British worker that a change iu the Government will not cost trade mwi'.ism the ground it has won since me war. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. SO THEY SAY Welt, It Was Fun While It Lasted Business, Shady Business rakes Its Toll From Amanites \?j$fc Smart Lobbyists Quickly Learn How to Dodge Provisions of Law Intended to Curb Pressure liy I'ETEIl NEA Washington WASHINGTON. EUSON Correspondent May 22. INBA) —Possible need for revision of the reRUltitum of the Lobbying Act is seen in a study of the 545 lobbyists' reports to congress on their operations for the first three months of 1047. Though the law is less than a year old, smart lobbyists have already learned hof to dodge most M;K-k, v. ho reporl&d no expense, and John Llciyd Richardson, now resigned, who reported S12.UO cx- pcnsv. Actually, this spent S4-1,UOO in the first cunirler, Ihimidi it doesn't show on the published rPturne. FUJI COAT AND SAI-1ION' I.OHBYISTS Tn spite of all these dodges, by ! dint of a lot of rending <>f fine type, of the objectionable requirements j c ], ( >rt:i!is;. and tabulating, it is pos- that they make public their activities and financial' operations. Lobbyists are required lo register us individuals. The quarterly reports on income and expenses as made public In the Congressional Record are not summarized or cross-indexed or classified to show who really siblc to maki! a fairly accurate sum- mill v of who runs the most powerful lobbies. Among the traditional louby grpui'S, the foHr^ are the tax re- cluciion outfits with 27 registered lobbyists, the railroads with 20, the, sn-c:al!<\-i ''water lobby" of ir- Th« DOCTOR SAYS JY WILLIAM A. O'BKIEN, M. D. Written for NEA Service By FKKDKKK'K (•• OTHBIAN (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, May 'J2. (UP) — What big business has done to the Amana Society of Iowa shouldn't) happen to an infidel. Since 185! the pious members have been tilling their 20.000 fer- , ,, , , , ,,„.„ tile acres, worshipping God ac- Hay fever tlm c is already here coM lo (llcil . own M| , hts> .,,,,1 or those who are sensitive to tree rcwlc( , ti c , rec|it , lowa ilnu X)llcn. Grass and weed victims win (1 nation cveloo their trouble as summer ' dvanecs. -Patients who have not 1 They clipped the woo, from cen made insensitive and those sheep and inrned i into D ;it kets *'ho cannot go to a pollen-free of superb quality. heir fat IOKS lace may be relieved of symptoms, each fall became Wes phaha-style y recently discovered remedies. j bacon and hams for the premium , n ' on.'market. The Amanites cut lumber ,' occur at the time the pollen are r °'" ''• ' °*" , s ''!" ? f #mc of ^^r^runs: ; ~ »•- ---- - ng season do not have hay fever. m "'™" Average patient with true hay Fifteen years ago they over i s sensitive to three to five making frozen food lollcns. not one as was formerly, business also flourished. All was as i^lim-cd I prosperous as it was pcacctul in the township of the Amana Society, nhcrc the golden rule prevailed and started lockers; this fever ng the off season at fairly long ntcrvals, then stepping them up well in advance of expected trou- jle. Some patients arc rendered completely insensitive in the sec- ana or third year, while others may have to take a longer course. The patriotic members expanded their freeze factory and expanded it again, producing refrisjcraiors for the Army and the Navy. Steel took the place of wood, the clank of | machinery drowned oul the low of Skin tests with the spspecled r n| -' th e cattle, and war's end found len are taken before treatment is th c Society with a modernized, restarted. It is helpful to know the frigcrating factory. The hanl-worl:- dales of symptoms. Then thc phy- ing members went after business sician by consulting a chart can and soon had the biggest output of (ell which pollen are in the air at the time. Sixlcen combination sets of skin test materials have simplified the search for the offending pollen in the average case. MOST EFFECTIVE KRUGS BARBS BY HAL COCHRAN The poorer start yon have the more you have to brag about when you succeed. • » • Even when a quarrel is ripe it's smarter to let It drop than to pick it. » » w He's a wise fighter who Bits his money oul ol the ol' sock—and puts it right back In. • * •• Some folks do their hardest work before breakfast, says a writer. Yeah—(jet out of bed * * • The traffic accident toll for the first three months of 1947 was 6920 a forceful tip to everybody who reads this to play it sal?. runs the big pressure campaigns in rUftUion reclamation and flood con- \Vashiot. r ton. There are about 12r>rtrol interest:: vith 19. real estate and such groups in operation. I biuldin^ up.-ociations with 20, oil There are too many blank spaces and gas interests with 1(1. shipping in the published report summaries. In case after case registrants attach Interest-, with 12. sugar 11. National Association of Mallufac- dctailed statements to their reports. Hirers registers only five lobbyists. They then fill in the blank spaces , Their pay and expenses for the on the forms with notations like. ! fir|l quarter totals nearly $18,Mf. "Sec attached statement" or "Kee ( Tnp man is san.ODO-a-year Walter previous report." This is a Icclnu- . ClfemWiim. v.hose lobbying expenses cal compliance, hut it requires the I were reported at over S3CO a month, investigator to dig into original re- | U. S. Chinnuer of Commerce registrations on file with the clerk | gistcrs two lobbyists, lopped by of the House and the secretary of | S15.000-a-year Clarence R Miles, the Senate. j whose reported lobbying expenses Congress gave itself no money' for the first quarter were $21.80. and no staff to follow up on Foiithrrn SHUcs Industrial Council, quarterly reports, anajyze them. California, Wisconsin. Ohio, and check up.on who did not file com- Dallas Chamber of Commerce also plete financial statements ' registered lobbyists. Wholesale Grocers. Retail Federation, Dry Goods, and Retail Cre- ditinc'ii's AK^oriations registered lobbyists. Three small business organ- r/alioiK ict'istrrcd. P. A Virkns. of The Contcreiice °f American Small _— ! Business OrEuniizations. reported receipts of ?:ifi.noo nnd expense of S2(i.noo for the first quarter of 1347. Trade associations maintaining lobbyists include the rubber liidus- registers only two lob- i try. Alaska salmon, optometrists, are James Edward ' hotel, laundry, ice. heating and By registering only Washington representatives, top men in an organization escniw rcsiKmsibility and the bad publicity label o[ "I.obby- st." which is a nasty word. For instance, National Home and Property Owners Foundation, 1 which hns been lobbying nil over the place to defeat rent control. kill off the vets' housing program and the Taft long-range housing program byists. They cooking, margarine, fur coat, mea packing, movie, wine, and liqno business. Each had one.^or two lob oronlz-.iliuu j byists at work during the quarte Four lobbyists reported workin IT'S A ,HUM'1-M1U,ION-DOI/I>A BUSINESS for passage of the St. I/iwrcnc Seaway law. One lobbyist registered j as working against it. Eleven lobbyists re[X>rted individual interest in passage of one or more particular pieces of legislation, of varying purpose. Big money men of all the lobbyists appears to be S65,000-a-ycar Purccll L. Smith, and S52,000-a- ear Stephen M. Walter, of the National Association of Electric Companies — the so-called power lobby. J. Carter Fort of American Association of Railroads reported income at the rate of $40,000. In the .ugar lobby. Ernest W. Greene of the Hawaiian planters reported income of $45,000 a year, and Robert H. Shields of the U. S. Beet Association reported $40,003. William Ingles, representing Inland Steel, J. I. case, Allis Chalmers, Freu- hauf, and others reported income lor the quarter of $14,200. These, however, appear to be the exceptions. Only a dozen Of the 705 registered lobbyists report income of more than $20.000 a year. Only 50 reported income of more than $10.000 n year. Most or the lobbyists report no pay at all and little expense. Nevertheless, when all these "pittances" are added up. they reveal lobbying lo be a multimillion-dollar business. The most fascinating aspects ol the lobbying lists arc the names of the well-known lobbyists who have not registered. They arc absent because they claim lobbying is not their principal business, and that their work with Congress is purely in the public interest as private citizens. There is no special climate which benefits hay fever patients. Some | patients have found it helpful to spend the season in a location where fewer of their pollen are in the air. Only ways to escape the difficulty are to take a sea voyage, to stnv In an air-conditioned room in which th epollen have been filtered out. or to take prescribed injections. (Although many drugs have been used for symptomatic relief of hay fever, the most effective to date are pyribenzamine or benadryl. They must be administered by a phvsi- ciun so they can be stopped if reactions occur. Will child outQUESTTON: prow asthma? ' ANSWER: Children stop having asthmatic attacks when they do not come in contact with the substance which is the cause' of their difficulty. For example, farm children who move to the city get over asthma caused by farm animals. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville— commercial food lockers in the country. Sheet steel was scarce by last Summer. The price was $80 a ton, but the mills were selling onjy to old customers and uHoting them only what they'd used before the war. George c. Foerstner, the young nanager of the plant, told the S ite Small Business Committee l high-binders offered him steel va. double and triple prices, how they made promises they didn't keep, nnd how one of them took his money, but still hasn't even delivered a needle. In accents almost as thick as his eyeglasses Foerstincr told a tale of an Amana lamb among the wolves Brokers in Chicago and Detroit; mysterious voice on telephones, and firms with fancy letterheads but no permanent address all had their part in clipping tlie devout refrigerator-maker. He paid several sealers $2(i5 a toix for steel he should have got for $80. Last July he signed a contract with the Stakes Steel Supply Corp. of Detroit for 1,300 tons of steel and sent a check tor S2.G03, or $2 a ton, to bind the deal. Then he waited and waited some more. He got no steel. Nor money, cither. This February he sent his lawyer, R. E. Hatter of Harengo, la., to Detroit, The booming-voiced I Hatter, who sat with him in the Mrs. Fred Smith 1 of Dexter, Mo., Senate caucus room, took up the and son Fred Smith arrived yeste'r- | story, day for a week visit with her mo- | "All ther Mrs. Mary Little and her sis- | trade Mr. Banister. | Mrs. A. O. Hudson was elected | president of the Parent Teachers Association of Central Ward School. Francis Adams was made prC7 sidcnt of the Bpworth league group of First Methodist Church. Other organizations will be represented by Mrs. Ottoe Kochtisky who will head the Delphians, Miss Willie t,awson. girl scouts and Mrs. K. ilanvle of Osceola of the Jewish Ladies Aid. these deals were what the ! called 'daisy-chain' (Jte'a- ter Mrs. Rodney Banister and | lions." Hatter testified. " r rH?re'd be commissions to give to people who'd done nothing to earn them ind this Detroit thing didn't seem be much different from the others. "So I got in touch with the attorney for the Stake Company and he said we could cither have our money back, or he'd force these men to give us steel. We were desperate. I said let us have the steel.'' "Did you get it?" asked Sen. Edward Martin of Pa. "We still don't have the steel: they still have our $2,600," Hatter replied. And that's what 'ois business did to the Amana Society. Makes me a little sad to tell about it. There's never been a palient in the History of medicine who couldn't reduce if he narl thc will power.—Dr. Edward H. Rynearson, Mayo Foundation consultant. * • » The Poles define a Communist an a man \vlio lhank.s Uncle Joe Slalln for everything he gels from Uncle Sam—Guy Hickok. former UNRRA public inormation director. Soviet dogma parading worships man and creates a grave.—Rev. Dr. George A. York. its athtctism also shrine at Lenin's But trick of New May I predict that unless the Republicans come alive and carry out the promises that were made to the voters in the elctlon, thcj' will fail again when the next election comes around.—Sen. Harlan J. lyushticld (R) of South Dakota. * * • No one physician can keep up with all the new skills of various medical fields. Anrt, loo often he doesn't take time to Just, listen io what, the patient wants to tell him.—Dr. William C. Wenninger, Topeka. Kan., nerve spcclalU;. • » • The elections for the first time in Japanese history reflected the free will of the majority against the totalitarian dictates of the minority. This Is democracy!—General MacArlhur. • *< • In the bright lexicon ot labor forums a "liberal" is a person who will stand lor anything that carries a union label, and will oppose anything that hasn't the union label- Donald n. ntchberg. IN HOLLYWOOD from Carv Grant. He's playing an ;iu«el in "The Bishop's Wife." He'll play the role of the devil in that | picture ho is lo make for Alexand- I cr Korda in England. with two clubs vulnerable. West '•cid four hearts to make it tough for the boys to get to a slam. If they doubled four hearts, he might run out to four spades. East's Tour no-trump bid was the Cutbertson slam convention, anc therefore West's response of five diamonds showed a diamond void. South of course passed the four no-trump bid. just waiting for East and West to get high enough so he could double. If they did not get too high, he would step in with six clubs himself. When East wc:it to six hearts. South certainly thought he could beat that contract. He doubled. When the opening club lead W'.is won in dummy witli the ace. South was not greatly worried, but when a diamond was !cd 'and. trumped by declarer. South began to feel a little shaky. A club was trumped in dummy and declared procced£sL to trump out the remaining <-\Qf- monds and clubs, pick up the trumps, and a spade trick was conceded to the optxments. South refused lo hand and has not since. He has our s score up the plityirljpbridgc BY KRSK1NK JOHNSON' NEA Staff C'orrrspmnlcnt HOLLYWOOD. May 12. (NKA> -' ' he Somebody really should write u p'.ny i itlcd. "Life with Lindsay au:l | Orousr." The collaborators of 'Life With Father." Howard Lindsay .in'. 1 . Russel Crouse. are" characters. j The news from Hollywood lint, Irene Dunne and Hill Pnwrll would j play the leads in "Life With Falii-. was sent lo Lindsay and C:on .e a 13-page typewritten Irt'cr whicb ended: "Are you in concurrence with these selections?" The complete answer war, ;\ one- word telegram: "Sure." | A writer onro called Cronso undj told him about an idea he had !••'.' a rlav. He asked Grouse to piruv,' tell Lindsay. "Oh." said Crnu',-\ "Lindsay's on the wire. Hr listens to nil my telephone conversations." When they wrote l 'St;ilr nf Ihc Union." a cvilic rominmlril Hint 11 was so liiKCly il would !>'• stale \vhrn il reached New York. Lindsay's comment was: "Nuts. (Vuerrss can't move faster lh;ni L'mlsay atnl Crousr.'' When Ci'Oiisc was told lh;U GW red-lnirerl children had been u - -. v :l j n "Life With Father" in the ori.;- I nal the rosH. company, and the movie since 19^9. he said: | "If this continues, we'll h^vo !T hnv a farm and just raise red- haired children." I IMI'KOVINr.'I.KO Desi Arnoz is off for n six- j week band lour with Lucille HYil : tagcinc along...who said no on 11 in Hollywood keeps a promise? -\ year and a half ago. Joe Pastcnv'-; premised Carlcton Yomu: a rnle in "The Kissing Bandit." At the lime Yonm: \v;is niuler conl.'-.Kt. lo M-G-M. .''•!! jus'- M'.:ne;l him for roli- ;I|£'H>U%-:I Youns; no longer Mi'tro payroll. Very quietly. Ktrvi- Flnnnegan Ins liikrn'nn I '.'<•• l)ur<n-h<'r as a client. Stove hones U) Li:iprovc his public relations b- HJ':8. Now that L,v- raine r>:\y's divide from Roy Hcndricks has oren upheld but her mar. hM'.c- ID Lro ruled illc-::il for a yr:ir. Li-o v.'Ul s;:ciid tite rest of th'. 1 year in r. Beverly Hills hotel room. • • • • Tommy Horsey just hnn;M n r>5-fnnt yiichi. Tn keep IV.t Dane hauriy'.'.- Tyrnne Vowrr protKiMy will IUIVL- lits own air slimv in Ibc l:dl. !>illo Inivid !!cri:m:in in an hour dr;imalic p;rci*. Lanrit/. Moic'lnov and Janr t l :v,v- e!l will Irani up in :l new M-G-M tilmusic^l. • Lir:ury I-im-r". . M'iry M;ieL:nvn. >':'! of Mlrnl pirture.~. will make her film i-nniehacfc Painmoilli!'.'- "nrcnm Gil!." IK DM SAINT P IO STXNKK .h-.ckir C -ive-- i> Tr.irr.inu the McKENNEY ON BRIDGE liy WILLIAM E. McKINNEV America's Card Authority Written for NKA Service Makes 6 Ayainst Honor Count of 5 Lieut. Jonathan M. •MrMinis wrot me that they enjoy their rubber bridge games at Hamilton Field. Calif., but today's hand nearly Screen Star L'lcs as h.cnvv^.rv co!< > nel of the Now when 1 :io you wear a pair of cask's on a halliir.s suit? * * * Gregory VTU is vrsdhl^ a new piny from Thomas W'.lfc's "The •\Vcb and Hie I»t-cV." He's :^.sl<inc fer more lime off lo tin il, Helen Hayes to co-star. No complaint about type A 9 •J. 'N i- ss '-'d ssrj * s A t- SSEJ •|n.\ S-N— -'^qq rox* O M V * HORIZONTAL 1.0 Pictured ;ictress 12 Networks 13 Transferees 15 East (Fr.) It", Larva IB Blac'-.bird of cuckoo family 19 Plant part 21 Foodstuff 22 Solar disk Z3 Knock 25 High card 26 Nuisances 28 Leather thong 31 Area measure 32 Symbol' for _ tantalum 33 Iridium • ' (symbol) 3-1 Musical note 35 Drive back JV Transactions JS>Limb VERTICAL 1 Joke 2 Articulates 3 Thc gods 4 Sweet potato 5 Defiance 6 Seaweed 7 Tumult 8 Permit 9 Article 10 Tidier 11 Low sand hill 12 Legal point I 14 Iniquity 1 17 Forenoon 1 (ah.) 20 Substances 22 She is a movie 24 Sacred song 43 Club , i 25 Stage whisper 44 Mimics ' "> j I 26 Golf term 43 Rosier ' • 27 Before 46 And (Latin) 29 Complete 48 On the 30 Dance step sheltered side .IGMoulh roof 4!) Rodent 38 Flowers 51 Pale 41 Aerial (comb. 52 Frozen water form) 55 Sun nod 42 Entry 57 Morindin <.iye broke up the game. Perhaps you will not like the bidding, but is the way it occurred, and it Is the reason Sonth will not play bridge any more. When South opened the bidding 4! Is indisposed <3 Man 47 She is a screen 60 Greek letter MElk SJNote in Guide's scale ii Goes back over ,M Writer's mark 5f, r.i.scst ii C'Uitu ..' ise. j|

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