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ttM BLYTHEVILLi: (AKK.)" COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 27. 1947 THE BL YTHK V1LLE COURIKB NEWS ; OUUKUIt MSWB OO. H. W. HAIMBS. jPoUWMT JAMES L. VKBHOHPP. BdKor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdrcrtUnf Sole N»tton»i AttTerttetof Wta«r. Co, Mew York, Chicago, Detroit, Published Every Afternoon Entered «s second dm* nutter «t the poet- ofltc* »t Blythevillt, Arkansas, under act ot Congress, 'October », 1917. _ Served by tbe. United Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city or Blythevllle or any iubur^an town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per inonth. By mall, irtthta a radius of 40 miles, »4.00 per vear, »2.00 for six months, »1.00 for three months; by mail outtWe 50 mile lone, »10.00 per year i payable In advance. Meditation Hast. thou entered Into the springs or the eta? or hast thou walked in the search of death'' —Job 38:16. " . • • No man can fully understand that wWi:l> >'c tew nut experienced, and it takes much llvlns to be able in truly sympaihiie with or help a neighbor In all his troubles. Be a Pal, Joey—Tell Us A news dispatch from Washington . says that Josef Stalin i.s having servant trouble, just like Mrs. Joe Doakes, U. S A. The Soviet chieftain lacks a cook and has to take his meals w'lh Foreign Minister Vyachesluv M. Molotov and his family. The point oC the dispatch-is that when Stalin sils down at the table, the Mototov's maid asks "Joe, what will you have?" '.Hint's amusing, if true, but what interests us more is why Joe Stalin doesn't have a cook., Did the previous one just, up and quit? Did some predatory neighbor entice him or her away with promise of two nights out and more pay? Or can one quit a job in "democratic' Russia ? thing to do with congressmen's wives. Most congressmen do have wives, you know. The average congressional missus knows that her husband is the target of all sorts of appeals and pressures. Various eager people are bound to corner him.nnd grab his lapel. Hut the missus would never lx}lieve hin ex- planal'on if he came home with that lape! smelling of Chanel No. 5. So we can understand, on sober reflection, why the pressure groups just don't dare risk pulling lobbying in glamorous hands. Which probably explains why so many of our prelty girls go to Hollywood or secretarial school instead of Washington. Lady Lobbyists We were frankly disappointed to read ! that there arc only 56 wwien .among the nearly 800 person*, who have registered as congressional lobbyists.'Somehow we had. hoped that th« new law which flushed Hie lobbyists from cover would reveal a r'emme \ fatalc influence in our'national legislative processes. After all, there has ..been just about every other sort of '-influence. - ' ' But our romantic notions have been . thoroughly dispelled by a rude blast of statistics. The reason there aren't move Matif Haris in the Capitol corridors is that the pay of women lobby is is is, in a word, lousy. The highest-salaried of the spacial- pleading ladies gets §7000 a year. Another gets §6400. Quite a number are in the $3500-4500 bracket. Then the pay drops off sharply. Two of the girls get less than $1500 a year for buttonholing congressmen. They could make more than that buttonholing in the needle trades. The Civil Liberties Union representative gets $10 a day when she works, which apparently isn't too often. Several feminine lobbyists get no salary at all. Even the registered lobbyist of the industrious WCTU receives only §2>100 a year for promoting the return of prohibition. But the House of Rcprescn- ' tatives recently voted the WCTU ?5T)00 of the taxpayers' money to help pay the cost of the organization's convention. So maybe if the WCTU lady lobbyist is real nice, the House will vote .her a bonus. Contrast these salaries with what the masculine exh&rters' draw down in Washington, and you will see why glamor girls like Helen Gahagan Douglas and Clare Boothe Luce run for Congress instead of trying to be the power behind the committee chairman's throne. The top-pakl man in his class draws 165,000 annually for his efforts There's a handful getting ?40,000 a year, and quite a few make $25,000. AH these figures are the lobbyists' own, of course. Ther might be more on the side. We don't know. But the evidenc* remains that the female lobbyist is the victim of rank discrimination. You'd think nobody was lobbying for an equal-r'ghts bill. What's the reason? Surely it can't b« that the firms and groups who hire lobbyists don't think that a woman , - can persuade a man as well as a man eaitv No, we rather has sorae- VIEWS OF OTHERS Too Much Secrecy at the State Hospital The unhappy dlsconl at the State Hospital for mental patients continues. A men\b"r ot the Hoard of Control, C. E. McSwaln, has resigned. He blnmed a news article in Kuntla5 l 's Democrat,, which reported an attempt to rescind the board's unanimous action of At.rll 11 in nanilng Acting Superintendent Or. N. T. Hollis as head ol the institution. Where the blame actually belongs Is on loo much secrecy in operating the hospital; on closed board meetings and behind-tho-sccnc actions. This Is far too common in our public affairs, and it has no place hi the ordinary conduct of democratic government. The State Hospital, like other public Institutions, Is tile people's property. Their money provided it, and their monuy operates It. They have F. right to know just what Is belnjj done, or planned, at this or any other public institution. To refuse them this Is to claim a privilege of autocracy. Consider how secrecy works. The hospital board meets, and takes up a vital question of ix)licy—something that concerns the welfare of the pctlcnts. There Is disagreement, but nobody knows this, for only tile board members r.rc present. So the board can issue a. general statement which gives no hint of the real sll.uation. Then somebody talks. Part of the fucn set out, and the press investigates. That Is its solemn duty as an agency devoted to Uitoiin- ing the public—a duly protected by the federal constitution. The press meets with silence' in some official quarters, with a "Bul-don't-cniolo- me" warning in others, and even with resentment because It is trying to tell the people what tlic servants they hire for certain jobs arc doing in those jobs. All that H can learn about the matter, the press rciiorts. And the board, which met In secrecy, Is nutuially aiul humanly irritated, and takes a self-defensive attitude. Such a system is all wrong. No public official in this democracy of ours has any private right in the conduct of an office. Officials conic and go. The institutions of government continue. And the whole solemn duty of every official is to operate his portion of the government openly and frankly, as a trust reposed temporarily In his hands by his employers—the public. Secrecy In the hospital board, concealing long dissension, brought this institution to the wretched conditions revealed by the Democrat lass summer. Now there Is apparently new dissension. Meanwhile, the improvements voted by the legislature are stalled until the Governor and the board come to an agreement. The governor has done many good things lor Arkansas. He has an opportunity for another great service by approving Dr, Hollis. or stating plainly why he disapproves of him, and frankly telling the hospital board, and nil other public boards, that their conduct should be open to the people's view. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. 'IzzatSo? Well, Well! c arm Fund Appropriations Usec To Do Many and Strange Thing House Committee Soon toBegin Investigation Of Communistic Activities in Movie Capital BY PETER EDSON NKA Washlnton Correspondent WASHINGTON, May 27. (NBA) — The. House Un-American Affairs! Committee investigation of Communist, activities in Hollywood, booked for world premiere in WnshlriRlon June 16, can't, fail to reveal that there were sonic wartime fellow travelers and card holders in the movie capital. But behind these disclosures there is a bizarre political tale of two cities. It's the relationship, between Washington and Hollywood. Long before Peai-1 Harbor, the studio heads sent a delegation to Washington to ask President Roosevelt thut a clearing house be srt up in government through which the film industry could work In support of the national defense effort. They got passed o;i to Lowell Mcllctl, who WBS then co-ordina- tor of information. He became film co-ordinator. All government agencies had to clear liieir Hollywood Ideas through Melletl—whether it was a film short lo urge growini; more food, buying more bonds, or collecting old newspapers. Early in 1943, Mellett set up a branch office in Hollywood under Nelson Poynler. SI. Petersburg Fla., publisher. In typical Hollywood exaggeration style, Poyntor's office became known as "The Little White -House." -Actually it was nothing of the sor!. Auont air it ever amounted to was a place for an exchange of ideas and informa- tionbetwecn Washington and Hollywood. Poyntev hart two principal orders from Mellett. One was that the government would do nothing to get anybody In the movies deferred from the draft. The first month he wa s In Hol- lywood, Poynter had the Clark Gable ease tossed in his lap. Studio heads put on the heat to have Gable kept out of the service. The plea was that he would be of greater service to his country acting in Hollywood. The Little White House refused to lift a finger. Gable enlisted, which is what he wanted to do. Screen Writers' Guild and their employers. It goes back to the ear- The DOCTOR SAYS •y WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN, M. ». Written for NKA Service Common malaria may relapse for wo or three years after the ori- Inal infection and then disappear. The disease is not fatal, and P r °- >er treatment of relapses reduces .heir number and prevents spread of the disease to others. Veterans Administration urges 'ormcr malaria patients to consult i physician as soon as they have suggestive malaria symptons and warns them not to try to treat own disease. Best treatment for relapses Is to ;o lo a hospital and stay In bed while the ' physician administers atabrinc over u seven-day period Tf nausea and vomiting are trou-s blesoine. injections of the drug car be Riven into the muscle.. This treatment also is recommended for those without malaria: symptoms in whom the parasitef are discovered in the course of general examination. It may no be necessary for these patients t< go to Vied, as they can lie given til' medicine while they are up an 1 mound. Veterans who have had four or norc relapses can foe given a dlf- crent treatment for which they should report to their physician go to a veterans hospital. DEVELOP IMMUNITY Servicemen in malarial districts were given suppressive treatment of atabrinc which helped to hold the disease In check. This method is not recommended in a non-malaria] district unless relapses are coming so close together that they are disabling. Most veterans who contracted malaria In service are not having any difficuUv and with each month the possibility will become less. Patients with malaria develop an immunity for it, just as they do for other contagious diseases. The' effects of relapses on the body is slight, providing the patient eats a good diet, and takes the recommended treatment. QUESTION 1 : I took my 5-yearly days of New Deal, when most all the studio heads were He- publicans ana most of the writers and actors became crusaders foi Roosevelt. It is even more fundamental than that. It Is the different viewpoint of the showmen who run the movie business for the bo> This 'incident may throw a lit- °"icc success of comedies, mystic interesting sidelight on Robert teries or musicals, and the writers Taylor's recent testimony that 'Washington tried to prevent him from joining the 'Navy so that lie who to make the screen a old daughter to visit a relative who was ill. Later I learned he had cancer. My little girl used the bathroom while she was there. Is liable to contract cancer? ANSWER: No. Cancer is contagious. * not would have to star in the supposedly Communistic film, "Song ot Russia." STUDIO IIEAI1S WERE TIIKIll OWN JUDGES Poynter's second order was thati there was to be no government dictation to the film industry and' no censorship beyond the usual military security regulations and the morals censorship of the Hays office. The government would not interfere with the movies' liber- tics in any way. They were to enjoy nil the constitutional freedom of the press guarantees. Tn short, studio heads were to be their own judges and bosses. This particular policy or Mellett's office apparently made some of the of the Hollywood boil over. When the more volatile .•:c-reen writers dynamic force to save the world, "FASCIST VS. "COMMUNIST" PRODUCERS In wartime this feud took a new slant. It split Hollywood in two factions. There weren't any Republicans and Democrats any more. In each others' eyes they became Fascists and Communists. The Fascist" producers wanted to go on making musicals and entertainment. The "Communist" writers wanted only to wage propaganda warfare on |he screen- In the end they did both. And if Hollywood's production for the war w : ere run through continuously from beginning to end, it woul.l phow T that no segment of the population had a better patriotic record. The House Un-'Amoricaii Affairs Committee can no doubt find in it a lot of evidence of Communist influence. For instance, it will find 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — B. A. Lynch has received notification of his appointment by Governor Harvey parnell to a committee to study the situation with respect to Arkansas- bonde. Mr. 'and Mrs.- Harry Brown and Mrs. Louis Humphrey, of Corcoran, Calif., \vho are visiting here, spent the week end in Memphis as guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. "Highfill. Virgil Greene, dean of the Blytheville bar, addressed the congregation of the First Methodist church in Osccola Sunday morning at the .annual layman's service. ' Herman Cross and E. A. Good- "ich have reopened the Tasty Bakery, formerly owned by Ben Cooper. By FREDERICK C. OTHMAN United Press Staff Correspond?!! WASHINGTON, May 27. (UP)-' am not exactly rccomnicndii hat bald-headed men should die jennies and therebv grow '.ran Ike Paderewski's but then at;ai who knows? I mention this for the lien"! f congress, which Is n>j|S wl hail not, and'which Is ajflfideri'I [ he appropriation for '(S Depai" mcnt of Agriculture. This ubiC|V>| .ous organization improves all kin!>| of crops, including hair an oils. When it can't spi-ont same on billard-ball noggi'i, ;t does not up. It makes toupee from c'.ii feathers, wl?s for l!v who want to be red-h§i;Is are ma of feathers phntod from Till" Island Red hens. You thin!: 1 kidding! The wonderous lasts have bo extracted from official tc-isiinony the department's big-wigs {cot this be a pun?), such as Dr. W- Marston, the research coordin tor of the Agricultural Rcsear Administration. At Ithaca, N. he has some rabbits, which hr cirrhosis of the liver, because fed 'em nothing but milk. So the doctor was talking nl( about milk not being so good the sole article of diet for rabb or humans either, when he suddc ly changed the subject to b;< I headed rabbits. He gave them no copper to and their hair first turned gi Then H fell out. Their ikin \ dry. "These conditions could he p'l vented," he said. "Once the hj is gone it may not come back gain, but the skin condition al the graying condition were cii\| by feeding copper. Lack ft cop; I 'in the diet brought on thfeS con'| tions and the reeding oljjfpper medled them." Tlie hairless ones on the.appj priations committee, you may sure, were giving him strict attil lion. Tlie doctor said his next periments with copper would volve cows. He did not suggest c per as a sprinkling for congressio. | cornflakes; his re-search is not conclusive and. after all, he is terested in improving the breed I animals, only. " ||| When all hope is gone and man with the shiny dome refu|| longer to rub in tonics, suck p'| nies. or wear an electric hat his boudoir, he turns to a tou]||| Here again is the Agriculture partment, being helpful. Rep. Walt Koran of Washing! I whose hair is his own, was pa<, cularly interested in the ehicl I feather research at the departmer | laboratory at Albany, Calif. "You are creating out therf'l lew foundation for the entire Little White House had been opened in Hollywood, these writers; had assumed that the government ,„!>.. iznl j O11 of Ht , nrv Wallace's was going to tell the producers Ecpch of lhat title. Re 1 run today it one short called, "The Century of the Common -Man." It wa.s a dn 1 .- just what they could or could not make. Mellett wasn't having any of this dictatorship even for all- out war. The result was some of the most bitter wartime wrangling. The feud between the movie moguls and the Hollywood intellectuals is an old one. It isn't just the battle of the probably be considered Communistic, since Henry's in the dog house. The interesting tiling about this film is that the idea for it came from—of all people—Barney Balabrm of paramount, who in any political lineup today would probably be found just a little to the right of Herbert Hoover. BARBS BY HAL COCHRAN A poll showed 59.5 iwr cent of Clevelur.iters favor stiffer parking penalties. It doesn't s'\:m possible that 40.5 per cent violate the rules. • • • A Tennessee man celebrated his 103rd blrtn- dny. That's three soft years hc has hn<l. IN HOLLYWOOD It'r, n break for man falls in love. his barber when n young The Bureau of Census estimated 142,000,01)0 now live in the United States. And we thought there that many kids on our streets nlont. * • * Mcst of our biggest troubles are 50 little other iwople cnn't see them. BY ERSK1NK JOHNSON NKA Staff Cnrrrspnlitlcnt •HOLLYWOOD. <NBA1 — T hate double-feature movie programs. I leave the theater cross-eyed and bent double. And a lot of readers seem to agree with me. ! But a couple of Hollywood bis shots say I'm nuts. They say the public wants double features. The fellows after nip with a, bolo knife are So! Wurlzcl. the king of the H pictures for some 30 years, nnd his executive assistant, Howard S'ncehan. For many years Shcehan was executive vice president of the Pox West Coast Theaters. Here Is Slicchan's nrcmnpnt: "The public wants double features. But drspile tills fart, if yon ask any five fit vmir friends, about four nf them will tell you Hwy don't like lo sil through a two-feature picture show. "Hut what actually happens — and this I can document—Is, if SO THEY SAY Science went into World War II as nn apprentice to war and came out n senior partner. —Dr. Sidney J. French, Colgate U. chemist. » • • If there is one animal we can still do without —or at any rate to a large extent—with enormous benefit to health, morals, and nerves. Us the imbiqnotous canine.—Dr. Oliver Palrick Clark of Worthing, Sussex, England. * • • Nothing in conlemporary life, not even the atom bomb, should demand more of our best thought and energy Uu.n preservation of th« family.—Dr. Carl Binder, Cornell U. psyclur.trlst. accepted and demanded the 'extra' to which they have become accustomed. So yon have the double-feature program. • "Also, don't overlook the fact that the label A, plus the expen- iture of $2.CQO,QCO. doesn't necessarily sp^ll great film entertain- nent. You, yourself, have ixirhaps visited a theater that advertised two A's on one program and came iway unhappy. You might have attended an A and B program and come away with the feeling that vou saw a good B picture but the A wasn't so hot." TIIF. ALLEGED AVERAGE A 'Arsucd WurlK-l: "Ninety-nine per cent of all exhibitors agree with Mr. Sheehan. You can fill hon?o quicker with two pictures. . bad or indifferent, than you can with one good picture. This premise, ot course, does not in- cHide such films us 'Tlie Best Yerws of Our Lives,' mid 'The Yearling.' but rather the alleget average A feature." Okay. boys. But I still hate double features. Wnrl7d says not to Include such films as "The Hest Years' or "The Yearling," Imt "rather the alleged average A feature." Maybe that's the solution. Let Hollywood stop making alleged av- erape A's and mako some gooi pictures. Then we won't have to linvc doublc-fcalurc programs and millions of Americans can get the kinks out of their backs. re il ndustry of the united States." f| said, "a $5,000,000 or • $6,000,000 dustry." Dr. Howard beamed. He also !, laled to a helper in.the back f I he room, who Higf(K forward) I dummy of a lady with the ir.lj beautiful red curls this side ^ I Rita Hayworth. "I have brought along here-1 mannikin that we call Rhoda. cause the hair was made from feathers of a Rhode Island I: I chicken," the doctor said.: "V will notice that the character!i McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Brilliant Defense Scored by Jacoby By WIM.JAM E. McKINNEY America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service Some time ago Oswald Jacoby announced his retirement from tournament bridge, but I would ike to predict that before the end iieart in his own hand and a sin- ;leton spade in his partner's. Contract bidding 12 years ago wasviot as scientific as it is today and we often found ourselves playing a hand in the wrong contract. South would have had little or no trouble making five-odd in hearts. However Jacoby was one of the few players who would have defeated three no trump. When his opening lead of the jack or spades held the trick, Hie average player might have continued with a spade. Declarer would have won with the ace of diamonds, and you can see w-; knocked out the ace of hearts and that play did -to the declarer.-." made live no trump. Jacoby de- killed the whole dummy, "(then • cidcd that his only chance to did establish the heart suit/he 1 the contract was to find the king no entry to it. of diamonds in his partner's hand If Jacoby had led the deuce If declarer had the diamond king, diamonds 'instead of the ciuc Jacoby did not see how h c could declarer would halt' plnj'«d take another trick except the heart from dummy. andPno play t acc - West could have made would So at this point he led the queen feat the contract. color of the chicken's feathers been carried throiih into the 1 that has been used on thi.s m nikin." He turned Rhoda around. ' gentlemen examined her c!os Dr. Howard said a black chic would make black curls, and so If a movie actor wanted green 1 for technicolor monster purpose have no doubt he could plucl parrot. The moral is obvious: If the gislators are too tight with purse strings, they'll scalp till selves. the year "Ozzie" will be back competition. Jacoby is one o'. .here are Ihrec theaters located side by side, one with two pic- lures and the other two with one 'eatnrc. each of a choice selection Ihe double-bill ho\i?c will stand hem out before either ol the other ,wo houses get even a fair attendance." GET SOMF.TIHNT. EXTRA Shcehan goes on, "It's Irue tha during the loose spending wa years many amusement - seeking people with money lu their pockets were satisfied to pay a hls^ 1 price admission for one feature and still had enough money left to spend elsewhere to round out a full evening. But that i s net true There are approximately 49,009.- l « ti!l N'- 1000 head of sheep in the United "One pood reason for double state.,. w ith n n average vield ot features is the fact that people 803 IXWK I S O [ woo l per head. have been educated to set some- .. . _. thing extra for their motu\v. "The (.henlcr-golng public has Collision is a I own lu Maryland. A AK J95 V107 * 843 *Q83 A. 10 V Q 8 G 4 32 » .1107 * A 9 4 N W E S Dealer V A K 9 5 • A K Q 5 2 *K 6 AQ7432 JM 10752 Tournament — Neither vul. South \Vrsl Norlh East Pass Pass Pass 1 * Pass 1 » I * -5 V 1 * 5 A P.iss 6 V Opening— A K 2« our most colorful tournament players and in his heyday he. could bo depended upon lo make terrific plnys. I have Eotio away buck for tu day's hand, one Jacoby defcndei about 12 years ago with my old friend Louis Watson as Ills part ner. Do not ask me how Norlh hap pene<| to get Into a contract o three no trump with a slngleloi * .Award Winner HORIZONTAL 2 Symbol for il Pictured iridium b Laskcr award 3 Onion _ B winner. Dr. 4 Difficult f, Alfred Newton 5 Among l». v 0 Edges '.7 Debit note f (ab.) 'SShriekings :ll Pronoun 12 Neat " 13 Father laCicatrix 17 Augments 18 Rescue 20 Weird 22 Challenges 23 Tcnoency 24 Heavy blows 25 Yes (Sp.) 26\Vnr depart- mcnt <ob.) 27 Perfume 30 Devoid of contents 34 Sheaves 35 More unusual 30 Singing voice ,37 Female servant i>Jl Gives assent ,42 Mount (ab.) >,43 Grafted (her'.) \44 Nova Scotia i[45 Splashing \50He was wartime of Ithc U. S. com- jmitteeon med leal research (VERTICAL Red Cross .48 Specific 1!) 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