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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1!M7 1BE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE OOUPJZR NXWB OO. H. W. HAINES, PubUiber JAMES L. VERHOEFP, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Repre«ent»tlves: W»ll»ce Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered us second class matter at tlie post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: B, carrier In the city or Blytheville or any m town where carrier serv ce Is main„ »4.00 per «ur y jJJoo'fSrsix'months, »£<» for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, tlO.OO per year payable in advance. Meditation ' Examine yourselves to see whether yc,. are holding to your faith. Test yourselves. IX. you not vealbc that Jesus Christ is In you? -unless you imvc f»H«l to meet the test. -2 CoiUUluans 1S:5. * • • Every man is jurtjert more or less by ll«wc He meets. This may be wronff but it Klioul'l spin him to more self examination. mills when ho s;ave his prescription, he was talking to his fellow Americinw., and his advice is woj'tli heeding. The move democratic n trovemmcnt is, the more its policies reflect: the temper or its citixens. A democratic people with a well developed national sense of humor would nol ho likely to ask for anger in their government's firmness. We in tin; U. S. can impress our state of mind on the government. Most of us nre blessed with some sense of humor. If only all of us could turn that happy sense upon world affairs and fix it there, it might oven be that we cc.uld warm, by a few degrees, the atmosphere of international polies. The American Way ,hc A Dangerous Proposal The proposed outlawing oC Communist' Tarty in Greece is decidedly different from the same .move already accomplished in Brazil, or « similar suggested action in this country. The difference is particularly marked since the Greek proposal comes from the extreme right of the government. All opposition to the Greek government-is not Communist, And it is probable that some of that opposition is 1 'Kbt- ing.oh.:iho side with the Communists. To outlaw the latter would be to drive them •••underground and present a different target for government action. The U. S. government is report"'! to view this proposal unfavorably. Surely our opposition should be made known in the strongest terms possible, - short of direct intervention in Orwk :- affairs. I? Peacemaking Sense of "-Humor Foreign buyers are reported to be following the lead of shoppers here at home and "resisting" the high pvices of American goods. As our financial aid to less fortunate countries increases it is comforting, perhaps, to learn that American dollars arc being spent prudently abroad. Ai! Dressed Up and No Place to Go VIEWS OF OTHERS Let the Nation Stew, Too? week this newspaper Had which rests on some What docs it sense of humor Inivo .to cio with p'rescvviiiff world peace? A -great- 1 'deal,. General Eisenhower soems to think. <.For he has included it ir-. a prescription which he has offered his counttymcn for attaining that goal. The other ingredients are firmness, patience, and military preparedness. We agree with the chief of staff. At the same time, we think we would that a sense of humor is a commodity that isn't easy to keep on hand at all times in those days. There is so much disappointment and apprehension connected with the peace efforts. With half the world ill fed, with governments and economies tottering, with little quarrels threatening to become big ones, world affairs arc no laughing mailer. But a sense of humor doesn't always need something to laugh at. It isn't an emotion that is satisfied by slapstick. Nor is it the gift of witty speech that is nourished by cynicism or a sense of superiority. Both of these are much too smug to deserve the name. A sense of humor springs from an admission of the ridiculous pretentious that all of us are guilty of from time to time. And since every perser. who is anywhere near normal is predisposed in his own favor that; admission lends tolerance to one's general 'outlook. Such an outlook makes it possible to understand belter the pretensions and self-esteem of others. It leads lo - niore temperate thinking. Without a - sense of humor the firmness that General Eisenhower prescribes can become overbearing, and the exercise of pa'. tience becomes almost impossible. I Most of us are in no position to know hpw, much of a sense of humor, as \vcU as patience aTftl firmness, today's statesmen bring to world deliberations. But we can guess from their phf'to- graphs and their speeches. It might seem-that America's Mr. Austin has a - bit more than Secretary Marshall. Rtis- sia';5 Mr. Moltov seems to have a ves- . tige of humor; Russia's Mr. Gromyko, ; navy..a;trace. ...The. presence or absence of a sense , of. humor among top diplomats conceivably can be of considerable importance. But General Eisenhower was not • addressing himself to the top diplo- something say f-bout the responsibility Congress and the White House to produce reasonable, workable labor legislation. We repeat it lor emphasis-. This Nation needs neither a P.epubllcan- hnposcd labor code, nor a Trimxin-cUcliUed labor code, nor, least of all, n stalemate. It needs very badly the best that Congress ami the President can agree on. The duty of both is plain, v We repeat this also because several unnfiS that have been done and said the last tew days have about them more of the smell of peanut policies than the aroma of statesmanship. From the White House has come one ol those suspiciously authoritative annonymous 'reports llmt Mr. Truman Intends to veto any labor bill he sees in prospect. Administration supporter Senator James E. Murray has Introduced n substitute labor bill which strikes one as a tactical maneuver rather llian as a Uiorouijh- ly-woiked-out code. Speaker Joseph W. Martin announces that ir the President "doesn't like our labor bill, let him IlBUie out one of his own while John U Lewis and company arc out on strike." Sennlcr Joseph II. Ball hastens to echo Mr. Martin's words. Senator Robert A. Taft warns, "I nm nol. soing through all this again." We prefer to assume that what we are seeing bluff unless there is strong evidence to Ittc contrury. But there arc dangerous possibilities in the offing. The Republicans may figure they have lost organized labor anyway. Mr. Truman may think lie sees a chance to solidify labor support. We would not urge the President to siEti a bill he honestly feels woud do more linnn than ijood like the House's Hartley hill. We would iii-go (hat he risk some hostility from the unions to sign something ns reasonable as the Senate bill. And of Senators Ball and Tatt and ol Speaker Martin we would ask: "Are you willing lo sec the country stew In the same hot spot in which you seem pleased to place the President?" . CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Potential Fabricator of Houses Enmeshed in Mass of Red Tape Sunday School Lesson Scripture: II KhiRS 17:5-12. 22, TJ; Isaiah 28:1-4. BY WILLIAM K. GIIJM>Y. 1>. I> "The Lord knowelh the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish." That is us true concerning peoples ami nations as it is of individuals. And it is as true tortaj it wa s in ancient times. Ten of the 12 tribes of Israel will be recalled, liad revolted uder Jeroboam, the rebel against olomon. Jei'obam returned fron Egypt to lead the successful revo- ution against Rehoboam. Solomon's on, when the latter refused ighten the burdens that Solomoi ad imposed upon the people. Two ribes, Judah and Benjamin, re mined loyal to Solomon's succcs or. in the Southern Kingdom. The Northern Kingdom, with V 0 tribes, should have been" In stronger. But it had in H fron he beginning elements of dissolu ion and defeat. Jeroboam, wh came to power with a great op lortunity of correcting the abuse: of Solomon's reign, was not long 111 revealing his baseness and weals- ness. He set up altars of idolatry and led hi s people In false and dishonorable ways. Weakness from within left the nation unprepared and almost help- -» By FRKI>KKICK C. OTIIMAN United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, May 23. (UP)— -et us shed a tear today for Max Ziegler, who thought he could trust is Uncle Snin. lie may go to jail or It, Max told the Senate Small^Jusl- less Committee the sorry wflfy of lis prc-fabricated house i(fory at xing Island City, N. Y. He related the cock-eyed sequence of events which have put him in jeo- mrcly of a prison cell and then, I when the hearings were over, ho | :urned to me. "What would you have clone?" I he asked. "What if you'd been | me?" • Max was heavy of jowl and worried of brow. He waited for my answer and I hail to admit that if I less when danger struck from without. It wa 5 a situation calling for wise strategy and sound judgment. But what wise stratcgy ment can there be when a judg- there JS Yack of sound and honest char- 1'd been in the toils of the housing expediter, the Civilian Production Administration, the steel mills and the Patman Act. I'd probably have broken the law, loo. This made I him leel better, but not" much. Ho I is on a spot and the spot is hot. I As president of Krieger Steel Sections, Inc., Max built S18.000.- 009 worth of war-time truck and I trailer bodies for the Army and I the Navy. At war's end he took over I patents for a prefabricated house I to be built of steel girders, sidings j and roof. If ever a house was ter- | mite-proof, it was Max's. "The office of the housing cxpe-l diler assured us of a guaranteed! market," he testified. "There'll bf| no trouble getting materials, financing. A bright picture wa;| painted for us." That was last year. Max got pri-l orities for thousands of tons oil steel to buSld his houses. Soon II [ was piling up in his wareijfruses | ' ' IWd but It wasn't exactly what clered-. He never did get (J&rs foil ews ncler - , ,, . the roofs. A few other piWs werrl The weakness from within H?a m [ sslngj too. He wasn't able tc'J the familiar aspects of all social build cvcn one complete house, failure and deterioration—chslion-1 ^ somethmg )1aps ,ened ir | Aviation Industry Looks to Benevolent Uncle To Foot the BUI When Operations Show Losses EDITOR'S NOTE — Tis is the first of three articles reviewing I!. S. aviation industry's bids for federal subsidies to sup|H»rl phum makers, foreign and domestic airlines. By PETER EPSON NEA AVashiilRton Correspondent WASHINGTON. May 23. (NFA) —While the rest of the business world is just talking about I ho remote, possibilities of a recession, the U. S. aviation industry is having one. Everybody knows this, though no one likes to come right out and admit it. - '•• This first Industry-ivHo psslwftr depression does not seem lo be fun. It runs through every brnv.rh of the business, from experimenter and designer to plane manufactur ;>:, Army ami Navy air services to loi 1 - elgn and domestic- airlines, shoe- stringing operators of cargo to char- services and cowp :.sture airports. Most of tills trouble .seems to be a reconversion problem. Th' 1 industry can't find out ho p ,v big it'. c going to be. And the only solution which any branch of the flyini; business has so far been :\Ve to think up is to ask the (jovtrnmeint for bigger and belter subsidies research, manufacture, and operation. During the war iv!:/.:on w:is t country's bluest business. With a squadron of planes over or under every cloud in the sty. some enlivu- siast.s got the idea that all thssc airplanes were here to slay and that the air age had arrived. It wot" generally assumed that nirpl.iua manufacturers would have enom;U orders to stay in We tnusiness. evc'i''- If most of the orders came rroir. government. Today none of these assumptions is any lo 1300. There jusl isn't enough business in sight to keep the major warplane jnakcrs going. DAItK CLASSES AND TIN CUTS For this year, most of the big | plane manufacturers have enough j orders for commercial transports to keep £omg. But when these orders for approximately 800 planes arc filled, some of the manufacturers say they'll have to go out of bu- esty and corruption in private life, licentiousness debauchery among the and well-to-do, disregard of the poor, exploitation of the people, and all the people, and all the evils that have curser" BARBS BY HAL COCHRAN Police caiiRht two teen-agers who swiped 11,200 pennies from gum machines in Brooklyn. A penny for their thoughts, now I » • » When you're on the job you're better oft. • • • "It's smart to be thrill} 1 "—slogan I" in ad. Smart? These days it's a miraclet * • • A department store official says some women shop from morn till night. Maybe because the stores are closed the rest of the time. « « • Two much money makes women unhappy, says an economist. We "must remember to I\SK onr wife about that. H is a by-word in the aviation ndustry that nobody ever made any money manufacturing planes. Donald Douglas has said that he made lis money buying stock in his company when it was cheap niter bad aircraft crashes—then selling it again after big nvinlion tiiumps like the Lindbergh flight sent aviation stock soaring. Of the 17 major military aircraft contractors, eigiit showed losses for 1D4S. Three others would have jho'.vn losses but- for tax carry- bucks. Their combined net income in 1045 was over S100 million. Their combined net loss in 1946 was about SI million. Some of the plane makers are already turning to other lines. Northrop has a profitable line of motorcycles, nlenn Martin is interested in plastics. Fairchild has a long line of irsearch projects going on new products. Bell Aircraft had n major stockholders' battle before deciding lo keep going, instead of splitting up its crash reserves and calling it a day. Singing the blues to thces tunes, aircraft manufacturers put on their dark glasses and hold out their tin- cups for government doles. Their industry spokesman. MaJ.-Gen. Oliver P- Echols, — who was chief pro- First the postwar A'.'iny Air Force i It may be cut acaiu. Orders to'-' ! cumncnt officer for the Air Forces was cut from 70 squadrons to 55. 3000 new military aircraft were cut during the war bill is now prcsi- ' dent of Aircraft Industries Assn.— tells anyone who will listen that to keep going and keep ahead, plane manufacturers should have orders for at least 3000 new military craft and 500 new transports a year. A KE1T INDUSTRY? What this trade association has been lobbying for since long before the end of the war is a congressionally established national "Air Policy Board." Job of the board would be to keep a continuously revised five-year aircraft procurement plan in operation. The bugs in this proix>sal are that it might tend to freeze the industry. Newcomers with new ideas would have a hard time breaking In. It would also tend lo subsidize Ihc industry. One suggested alternative—also full of bugs—is to set up a iiatiin- alized. government-owned and operated aviation industry, to be run something like U. S. susenals and •N'avy yards. Prance had a government aviation Industry at the star 1 ; of the last war. It was no good. Only a healthy, highly competitive private industry, fighting for new ideas and new business, can develip the new stuff. If the industry wants lo stay bi?. it may have to find other things to do in lime of peace. The country doesn't keep its tank arsenals, its powder plants, its shipyards, its »u'.i factories going full lilt in time of peace. Locomotive and automotive industries both made tanks in wartime, but they did not have to bo subsidized to go on making tanks after the war. They went back lo making Implements of peace. With a few notable exceptions like Northrup. Martin, Fairchild. nml the others, aviation's general management has so far not shown the inclination nor had the imagination to save themselves in this manner, by private enterprise. society in the today even in lands. past and are found our own democratic Tiiis is a temperance lesson, and the prophecies of the time in their revelation of the social abuses stress how large a part strong drink had in breaking down morale, bringing woe and destruction upon the nation. Washington, he said. Somebod\| changed his mind. He learned thal| the Federal Housing Administration could not guarantee his salos | He had nothing to sell, anyway. All he had was a pile of steel | mostly cut ™ the wrong sizes, debt of $205,000 contracted for en-1 ginecriug the house of the future I a factory full op people who wantec | their pay, and an empty till. "So in February and March," h(| said, "\vj were at wit's end. onlj assets we liad was our steel, whicll we'd bought and paid for. So t(l payrolls we sold 2,00i| another oh. Max':| meet our 'Temperance lessons and lectures: tons." are not popular today. The prev- [ oh, oil, and nletit psychology is favorable to trouble became double-trouble. Tin drinking and indulgence, where a QPA said didn't he know it wa:| generation ago it was favorable to a violation of the Patman Act t<| Total abstinence. It is fair to make | se n stC el he'd bought on a housing a distinction between drinking and; priority! And what did he mem drunkenness. between use and usmg s ome of it for truck bodies' 1 abuse of intoxicants as of other- Max gulped. The CPA ordered hiir, things to use none of his steel except foi But it is important to remember houses - ,t telegraphed the mills t< that intoxicating liouor has in it K hip him no more inctnjjpjfnder pri- inherent dangers that do not ap-1 or it y , and it slipped t'« word ti plv to all other things. The Bible, the dis t,-ict attorney. The latte: is" a temperance textbook full of ;o| ,p e d a criminal indictment 01 Vla.x and associates. This put us in a very shak: josition," he said. "We had to discharge 200 employees. We couldn' get am- more steel. Another law suit w'as put on us because 'M iiadn't delivered any houses. W' had no houses to deliver bccausi we never did' 1 get the right pieces.' After all this had happened, will his plans on the Wink and .tin jailhousc door yawning in his eye Ills money gone, his employes work ing for somebody else, and no pos- of getting steel anywhere Max said a strange thing hnpyiene* on last April 8: The Federal Housing Administra tion approved his pre-fabricatd houses for guaranteed marketing. Max looked pleadingly at senato Edward Martin of pa. and Harry Cain of Wash. He showed ther water-colored paintings of tl house that he never built. HI doubted now if lie ever wpj|H. Hi said his was double-talk fr~i hi Uncle Sam. warning, and its warnings are borne out in the history of men and nations. The Northern Kingdom went down in ruin, and any nation that does not overcome evil with good is doomed to similar disaster. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — IN HOLLYWOOD SO THEY SAY SO THEY SAY SO T The danger lo our country lies not so mucn in (he encroachment o{ foreign "isms" nnrt ideologies as it dors.In our failure to understand and participate In our government. We have fallen into the terrifying complacency of lotting otlicr.i think for ns.—Eddie Albert, motion picture producer. * • * On one side we as a nation are- cxlollinR the need for love and light and philanthropic kindliness around the world, while on the oilier side we as individuals are basing oiir entire existence on the precept of "WYial do I get out. ot It?"—Dr. C. Charles Burlingame, president Institute of Living, Hartford, Conn. • • • A surprise knockout blow against this country is already n scientific possibility.—Secretary of Wf.r Patterson. BY TUSKINE JOHNSON' NEA Staff Correspondent •HOLLYWOOD. May 23. (XEAl — Susan Hayward. I'm sorry lo report, today, does not have K. P.. the Universal-International publicity department to the contrary. Or else Susan wasn't in the mood or else I wasn't her iyiir. "Susnu." her press aszrnt said over the telephone, "has K. P." "Is it serious?" "Oh. no." said the agent, "she isn't sick. She has K. p.—kiss power. Come out and try it." So I went out and tried Susan's K. P. on the set of "The Lost Moment," the new Walter Wanser epic. But as far as I'm concerned, it was a lost hour. Susan didn't pul her lirart iulu it. ^vcu after Kohcrl ("iininiinss doused inrwilh colofino and save me a shot of hrcalh swrel. Noli was dunking himself in Ihe stuff insl before itolni; a love scene wilh Susan. Susan finally got around to kis.5- ng me to prove, as the press agent insisted, that she has K. t was just a peck. "A nice mot'n- erly kiss," Susan said. Susan may have 1C. P. but to ue it means kiss paltry. M:\ybe it was that rolonne. HONEST ailSIXEU 1'vc^f.inally met the only hones chiseler In Hollywood. His name is Thomas. ShevWooni He's an ire rarvrr. the only one in the world, he cucsses, who chisels Ihc cold stuff on a full- lime basis. Everything from movie stars to inerintiids. Halt a million pounds of ice a year. IHO masterpieces a mouth. "Usually tliry order swans or Hol- eluded six years Army service and is back home in Filzwilliam, N. H. His book on poker will be publishe.1 this fall, and Coffin himself will publish in October a book entitled "Sure Tricks," by Ivar Andersson Miss Magdalene. McKinnon *.'^ selected as "Miss Mississippi County' in a beauty contest held last night at Ritz Theater. Second honors went to Miss Margaret Keck this city who won the title "Miss Rlytheville" and Miss Dorothy Gideon of Marie won third honors Miss Virginia Tompkins of .Burden won fourth and Miss Ruby Rose o Leacliville fifth. There were 1C8 children from 13 communities who will enter school for the first time next fall examined for health by Dr. A. M. Washbnrn and his assistants in health clinics throughout the county. This project is being sponsored by various parent Teacher Groups llironeliout the county and the County Health Unit. | mides." Shcrbloom said. "Hut i lywood likes tricky things." Cary Grant and Jimmy Slcw- arl save a parly once. They rallri! mi Shrrbtmim and ordered Iwo men in top hals and shorts, i a nndp holding an apple and another nude with a real lobster in her hand. There was a party for Darryl Zar.iirk. the polo-playing producer. Sherbloom carved out: a fellow with a ijoli mallet in his Jiand about to hit a ba". The ball was hollowed out av.d Tilled with caviar. .."NO THICK TO IT" Pliorblriom takes it philosophically. "I guess." lie said, "my art work is .something like fame in Hollywood. It doesn't last very Ion" (four to five hoursl. But it's nice to look at while it lasts." SlurHoom has VMTII cliisrlms ice for 10 years. Before that he was a si"n paiutrr. window doe- aialor and amateur sculptor. He works fast, nverasini; an hour on raeli SOO-pound masterpiece. But ho ran carve oul a do:; or a bear in 10 minnlcs. "There's no trick to it.'' he says •You just have to know how hard to hit it." of Stockholm, Sweden. Today's hand is one from Mr. AiKicrsson's book. Ir South plays carefully, he can make nine tricks win the Queuing lead of the king Some pineapples known lo attain a pounds. have ben 1 of There arc only about 30 star] within a hundred trillion miles -~i us. + A873 Rubber—Both vul. South West North East I J. Pass 1 » I'-iss 1 4 Pass 2 » I'ass 3N.T. Pass Pass. Pass . Opening—VK «•/• 2 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE ,? A r o Trump liltiT Rut It's Tricky By AVU.MAM K. McKINNF.V Arocrio.Vs Card Authority Wrillcn for NEA Service Lieut. Clrorgc S Coffin has con- of heart. 1 ;. His refusal to do so I the famous Bath Coup play, to make sure of two heart stoppers West leads hearts again. Probabl West's best defense is to shift to club, which declarer wins with th ace. If South cashes the king an queen of diamonds, hoping tha the diamond suit will break, h will lose the contract. He mus cash the king of diamonds, If the diamond queen and overtak in dummy with the ace, then lea the ten of diamonds. Thus l>c ca establish the diamond suit wit the lass of only one trick, ai inakc one spade trick, one hca Screen Comedian TmlnUM I'uEzte Irick, fivo diamonds and two club HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured comic actor, 2 Foretell i 1 Worships i ' 5 Scrap 6 Medication SCIolh measure 9 Of Ihc ear 1 Mole deer 2 Unoccupied 3 Slip-knot 5 Incited .B Sea eagles 27 Lacks 281'inl (ab.) 23 Chlorin (symbol) fe 30 f'rigliien W 33 Dens <? Sea duck -^ 38 Boredom f 30 Cozy - J ; 40 In a line t 44 Venetian \ * magistrate -—' iDrtian weight ^G Strikes oul •18 Droop 49 Single-cell animal 61 Hermit 53 Defense -. . 54 Moon goddess • VERTICAL 1 Dcclaimer 2 Military unit 3 Exists 4 Tub 1 » Shield) 6 Hepose 7 Depend 8 Fruit drink a Artificial . language 10 Scoop ' 11 Screamed 12 Prostrate 14 Snow vehicles 17 Rovigh lava 20 Hungarian town 22 Eire 21 Natural (at 25 Relative 30 Italian city 31 He is a - star 32 Bromine derivative 34 Saccharine compound 35 Wrinkled \ 36 Eiele.iguer- ment 40 Mountain range Island •U Rhode (ah.)' 42 Poems , 43 Existed 4G Recede •17 Selection fab.) 50 East Indies 52 Pronoun • I

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