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Blytheville, Arkansas
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• FACT FOUR BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1949 THE BLYTMJSVILLE COUKIEE NEWS SmOOtH Operation «*si>« fcl »•«•» «*V* * TBBOOUR1CB NEW* OCX H, W HA1NE8, Publisher JAMXB L. VBRHOErr EdJUv PAUL D. HUltAN, Advertlslnt Col* Ntttenal Adrertiitoc Repretcnttttrec: Wtluu* Witmer Co, New York. Chicago. Detroit, AH.nt- Intered «J second claw milter tt th» pott- of tie* it Blytheville, Arluuitu, under act at COD- (reu. October 8, 1317. Tb* PtUI SUBSCRIPTION RATES: flj carder to the city ot Slytbevill* or »DJ •uburbaja town where carrlei service, to main- Ulntd, 20c per week, 01 85c pel month BT mall, within • radius ol 50 mtlea (4.00 p*e je»r. 12,00 for six month*. tl.OO for three month*; by mall outside 60 mil* ion* 110.00 per T*aj payabl* in advance. Meditations Aad 1 beseech you, brethren, suffer the word at exhortation: for I hive written i letter unto y»« la few wordi.—Hebrews 13:22. Men who have much to say use the fewest words—K. W. Shaw. Barbs Skating romances this coming winter will bring i reversal of the usual form of courtship. The girl will have to break the Ice. • * • Idle rumors about hard times are nothing to apeak of—so don't! • • • Indians passed a cake instead of B pipe at s> council meeting In Arizona. Much better than some of those banquet cigars. « • • Railroad porters are called one of our health- te*t classes. Despite the number of time* they have the jrlp. • • • Men need more color in clothes, says a writer, •ome of that green currency. Labor Has Responsibilities As Well as Privileges Labor day is the moment of the year when our politician* remind the working man that he it the backbone of the nation »rid recite for him the long list of rights and privileges to which he is heir. We prefer to^talk about the opposite face of EhoM rights and privileges—the worker's duties and responsibilities. There is no question that organized labor has achieved a fair measure of maturity since the first wild days of JU new-found strength in the depres- •ion 1930's. But its leaders still shout too much of rights and not enough of duties; and its rank and file is still too insistent in exercising its privileges and insufficiently concerned about its responsibilities. Labor wants a rising floor under wages, but no ceiling. It wants full protection in its right to strike but acts as if it should be exempt from penalty when people are hurt or property is damaged while a strike is on. It wants a freedom for itself that it is unwilling to accord to others. Admittedly, labor is not alone in this stress on getting instead of giving. The farmers too often have exhibited a similar attitude. And for a long span in U. S. history, businessmen behaved in the same fashion. Government and the greater strength of rival groups curbed their more irresponsible uses of freedom, but many businessmen still resent any checkrein on their activities. This one-sided, immature approach cannot be condoned in any group. But today it just happens to be labor's turn to be lectured. So we call upon workingmen to give more attention to the two sidedness of life, to measure their role in society fairly in relation to other groups, to recognize that government as a referee must balance labor's needs and rights against the welfare of fanners and businessmen and the whole public. Too many labor leaders have fallen into the habit of identifying themselves with all humanity and thus labeling criticism as an attack upon "people" in the large. They would do better to urge upon their men a responsibility to act under the same laws that govern others; to . accept a role in societj- equal to their numbers, their ability and their character, rather than to try to be the whole show I and to develop a new pride of workmanship to replace that which vanished when the minutely subdivided tasks of mass production pushed the proud craftsman off the scene. Workingmen with this sort of atti- . hide would greatly enhance labor's stature and enrich their contribution to American living. Hous« passag« of a new bill authorizing $1,114,539,974 for construction of flood control and river and harbor projects calls to mind the neat little game many congressmen play in this field. Authorization is, of course, only the first step in getting action on a project a lawmaker may desire for his district. Congress must also appropriate the money before anything can be done. In the hope of stemming the record tide of funds for waterways projects, Congress has tended to frown on new additions to the list. So here's the typical strategy of a legislator wlio wants to curry favor at home: Me argues before the public works committee that he only wants his project "authorized" so it will be in a fov- ored spot for funds when the time conies. He gels his way. Then, after laying low maybe a year or so, he goes before the appropriations group and asks for money on the ground that "after all, the project has been authorized for some time now." Perhaps lie begs for just a token outlay as a slai'tcr. But soon he's back for real money, posing the unanswerable question: "Why waste the money that has already been paid out?" Neat, eh- And it works, too. VIEWS OF OTHERS For-the Road Referendum Oov. Smith's .signature on the bill to double the two-cent gasoline tax was the signal to his opponents to seek signatures on a petition lo bring it before the voters in November 1950. This would suspend the act In the meantime. The Governor urges- citizens not to sign the petitions. He pleads that the act is merely a measure to get, rural Missouri out of the mud, and he represents all it* opponents u "selfish Interests." Oil and trucking Interests do have a scUish Interest, but the defeat of this bill will also servt the public interest. Good roads advocates, including this newspaper, believe that an increase in Missouri's low gasoline U;x is due, and that more road money should be spent in rural counties. 11 Oov. Smith and Ihe Legislature had followed the original recommendations of his highway advisory committee, many of us would be on His side now. Instead, he has put through a bill that earmarks one cent of the tax for rural roads and weakens the Stale Highway Commission's control over this fund. As a result, county courthouse rings can get a hand on money collected from all ports of the slate, principally from city people. As another result ,the money can be spent on low- type farm roads (hat tlie counties should provide for themselves Instead of on the higher type ot rural road that Joins logically into the stale highway system. Oov. Smith and [lie rural road lobby then made the proposition still more obnoxious by trying to attach an emergency, clause that would have kept, the stale's voters from passing judgment in a referendum. For both its bad principle and Us sponsors' contempt of .democratic process, the referendum should take place and the bill should be defeated. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH A Lesson From Britain Would anybody suppose Ihere la « lesson tor the United Stales In Great Britain's present troubles? Word from the "tight litlle Islam!" indicates that It has not been tight enough. Going broke- hut fast. England's government Is doing what a mnior- ity asked it to do. It is spending more than it lakes in. It Is buying things the country can't afford. It is trying to provide Happiness Wholesale. The lough truth is the country Just hasn't got means to put economic and material happiness on every doorstep. Another tough trulh is that the majority isn't working hard enough. What does all this add up to? That's trie trouble; It doesn't add—it subtracts. Might Ihere be a danger signal here for the people of Ihe Unilcd Slates to heed? MONTEVIDEO, Minn., NEWS SO THEY SAY Every Man a King Relaxation From War Talks Takes Writer to Tuna Rodeo BT DeWitl MacKenile Af Korclj-n Affairs Anal.vil This befuddled old worlds ol ours Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EdKlr P. Jordan, M.D. Wrlllen f»r |[tA Service It is now well known that there Is no single "vitamin B" but rather a group of sei'eral different substances whlcii are different chemically and have different actions. There are at least a dozfii separate pails to what is known as Ihe vitamin B complex. OIK ot.tlie most Important of these is known as thlamlne. Some food? are particularly rich In Ihia- nilne, including peas, beans, whole wheat, oatmeal, enriched flour and read made from it, peanuts, and can pork. In human beings who are leprhTd o( enough thiamine in the diet, there Is a tendency to become rritable, depressed, quarrelsome, unco-operative, and fearful. Serious deficiency of this vitamin produces a disezse known a.s boriberl, Rifoofiavtn Important Another part of tbj* vitamin B complex is called riboflavin. Not enough of this vitamin in the diet l slow the growth of young animals and produce skin Inflampia- Jon and cataracts in rats. The symotoms In man include Inflammation of the lips, Inflammation and reddening of the toninie, cracks at the corners of the mouth, inflammation of the skin and a particular kind of inflammation of the eyes. Liver, milk and crcnm, and leafy vegetables are considered the bast sources fnr this substance in the human diet. PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Greased Truman-Barkley Machine Runs Over Opposition Within Party WASHINGTON — (NEA> — The: Democratic National Committee meeting which else ted William M. Boyle, Jr., as its new national chairman, provided a first-class nx- nniplc of how a well-oiled political* machine should run. Also, how it should run over anybody that gets In its road. The meeting was called lor 10 a.m., but it didn't begin till nearly 11. None of these things ever starts on time. It makes no difference because, when the machine ts in perfect working order, it can rush things through so fnst it makes up for lost time. Also, the delay enabled the dele- KRtcs to wander around and find where they were supposed to sit. During the night, flnnkins had typewritten the names of the national committeemen and committee-women on slips of paper. These were pasted on the backs of the chairs. Some of them had rome off and fallen to the floor. On8 young man was kept busy, as the delegates gathered, going around and sticking them back on again. Some of the labels, it was noticed, had names of states on them, but no names of national committeemen. Alabama. Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina. How could this be? Had they all died? Had that hurricane hit them? No, they had just all been run over by the machine. The Democratic, TrumBn - Barklcy machine. This machine didn't want the Dixlecrnt committee men from those states included for this election, so it just left their names off their chairs- Grass Roots nrmocr.icy When the meeting was finally called called to order and the roll was as the first order of business, the namer of the states whose committee-men were not wanted were merely skipped. Louisiana and Mississippi were practically rend right out of tlie party. This in what is supposed to be the democratic recess—full, free, open and fair elections by representatives of the pce-pul. A short tfnir ago, a marvelous new electronic bruin and calculating machine was unveiled at Department of Agriculture. In seconds, it could solve complicated problems that would take the human brain years. But this Democrat! Party machine hart that scientific gariget best a mile. Why, tl~ : - Democratic tnachtne even turned out the an- before it knew what the problem was. For instance, retiring National Chairman J. Howard McGrath appointed some committees. A Committee on Credentials, for instance: Chairman. Frank McHalc of Indiana. David Lawrence of Pennsylvania. Jonathan Daniels of North Carolina, and so on. The strange thing was (haI although, this com:illtee was appointed right there before your eyes, It had already been In session for 12 hours It wound up its br.slncss at 3 a.m. on the morning of the full national comm'ttee meeting, with all its work done. Not even an electronic brain could beat that. An K \chistvc Affair Whnl this machine committee did was sinmly tn kick out those Dixic- crat national commlttcemcu who hadn't supported the campaign ol President Truman In the last elee tion. Ousted were Marlon Rushton. of Alabama, William H. Talbot o Louisiana, J, B. Snider and Mrs Hermes Gautier of Mississippi. J Strom Thurmond and Mrs. Alber Agnew of South Carolina. The brief effort by Byron C. Al ten of Minnesota to klclt out Nat ionnl Committceman Wright Mor row and Mrs. H. H. Wieuert o Texas, the machine refused to con sider. A Retiring Chairman McGrath ruled that national commltleemen were officers of the Democratl National Convention, holding four year terms between conventions, H said there was no rule which corn pelled the national committee ti follow the-recommendation.^ of th' states as to who its members •shoul'c be. The final miracle which th Democratic machine performed wa_ in electing Bill Boyle of Missouri aj the new chairman to succeed Sena tor—now Attorney General—Me Grath. Before Boyle had even been nominated, the machine had turne out a five-page biography on him Before the seconding speeche were concluded. Democratic publicl ty chief Jack Redding brough around notices that Boyle woul hold a press conference at 5:3 that same afternoon. The Instant Boyle had been unanimously elected, Redding'-i assistant, Sam Brlghtman, brought around copies of his 2000-word acceptance speech. Sam said with n smile it was «ust a coincidence ne had it ready. You can't ask for .slicker machine work than that. Nicotintc acid (not to be confused with the nicotine in tobacco) is mother important part of thLs complex in man deficiency of this vit- I ,min is called pellagra, In which condition (here is weakness, loss of appetite and Indigestion, loss of energy and in the later stages, soreness nnd ulcerations tn the mouth- together with diarrhea. The best sources of nicotink 1 acid are yeast, lean meats, and liver. There have been extensive studies carried out on all of these but it Is impossible to mention more than a few important points about these interest ins, important, and complicated parts of the vitamin B complex. • • • 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 Ills column. • • • QUESTION: Is H possible to have adhesion* after zi gait bladder operation several months ago? ANSWER: it Ls possible. has become so war-minded that It spends half its time talking about past conflict and the onter half worrying over the next. Your columnist is fed up with war and rumors of war. So let's talk about lishin', one of the really worth while things in life. I've angled in many countries for various kinds of fish, but I struck something new as an observer at th* recent Stale of Maine Tuna Tournament held at Boothbay Harbor, one of America's beauty spots. I'd like to tell you about that. Some call Tuna fishin' with rod Bnd reel the acme of piscatorial sport. Well, we won't argue that point, but it certainly is one of the most rugged. A battle with say a 900-pound tuna is terrific, a fact which of course explains Us fascination for the seeker after thrills, it's the purpose of this article to record an Impression of such a fight with a big fish-one that got away. Tuna Fishermen must Be Rugged'1 1 had the privilege of being lor*' three days aboard the fast cruiser' of one of America's widely known tuna fishermen — Walter McDon- oiiRh, of Bridle, N. J. He won last year's tourney at Boothbay. Aboard the "Jersey Lightning II" also w -. his charming wife, who accompanies him in all tournaments, and his crew of two—Louis (Sonny) rie Mlipo. skipper, and Bob (Red) Stuart, mate — both experienced tuna fishermen ami first class sailors. The crew members have to be wizards in the handling of the boat, as you shall see, McDonough is a huge, barrel - chested chap, about six-feet-two and weighing 245 pounds. Well, that's the giant I saw battling a big tuna. He had been sitting patiently for a long and wearying lime in his swivel chair at the. stern, feet braced and set for action if a fish should strike his bull. He was stripped to the waist and wore a heavy, wide leather corset like a pony saddle. Tournament fish- K is a serious business. Sonny crouched against the controls of the cruiser, watching McDonough. "Red" kept on "chumming"—throwing pieces of fish overboard to attract tuna. Hi? One Hooked Suddenly McDonough barked "let's go"! He swung on his huge rod a« he set the hook In what was esti-- T5 Years Ago In Blythev'ille — W. O. Anthony. Jr.. arrived today for a ten day stny with Charles Ramev, Jr. The Anthony's formerly lived here. Uoon his return to Chicago he will be accompanied by his host who attends Chicago" Art Institute. Charles Emerson Hall who has spent the summer Ht -Hernando. Miss., has arrived for a visit with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hall, before he enters the University of Miss., at Oxford. Dewey Ford who has spent the summer at Pass Christian. Miss., has arrived to be connected the R. D. Hl'ghej store. mated to be an 800 fish. Sonny yanked with IN HOLLYWOOD liy Krskine Johnson NTA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. (NEA1 — Wayne Our real problem tcday centers about what we are going to do about England. Everyone wants to know, a great deal depends upon It.—Bernard Bartich. The greatest problem facing Ihe world today Is that of raising the standard of living ol the people ,nol Just maintaining It.—Secretary ol the Interior Julius A. Krug. The fficacy ot the Bill of Rights depends upon the vigilance of the American people and Ihe determination of each citizen to meet the obligation which citizenship confers.—President Harry S. Trumin. The present situalion Is a virtual stale ot ww which Is more than a threat of war.—Julio Ortega Frier, Dominican Republic ambassador, on conditions in the Caribbean. The opportunities for peace In the Near East between Israel and Arab states through diplomatic negotiations appear lo be dim.—Rep. J*cob Jnvita IR.), Kew York. It Is difficult (or me to Ignore heartwarming and friendly overtures to return to my nalive land for which il Is only natural for me to long.—(Jen. Douila* MacArthur. Morris and his wife have made another date with the stork. . . Montgomery Clift told Hollywood, | after his first movie, that he would j do only one picture a year. His agent Jnst announced he'll do three. [ . . . Ann Sheridan is explaining j her row with RKO—Howard Hughes ' is yelling breach of contract be-1 Hi cause he says Ann wouldn't agree I Mill Valley and get $1250 each for them. Olil solids like "Mmmlisht and Hoses" ami "I'm Forever Blcm- inc tliihhlrs" lire having a tcr- rilic revival ^11 m-rr thr: country. Musi lie bemuse so many people ;ir- gelling older. » • * 'Iv Kck.stiue and his manaecr. Kbbins, ate talking over that film deal with M-O-M. . . . Bob Hope saw the rushes of a scene in "Fancy Pants" in which he gives Tone. John Lund and Charles Boycr. 240-pound Jack Kirkwood a bath but that the studio couldn't gel to- | while wearing long underwear and gethcr with any of Ihcm. Bob! cowboy boots and laughed so hard Young, originally set to co-star hp almost Ihrew his back out of to any of the leading men he picked out for her in "Carriage Entrance." Ann says she approved Franchot (here ever was » hand In which every break was right, this is the one." He was playing with Benjamin O. Johnson of Spartanburg S.C. You will notice that Mr. Johnson's opening bid was one heart. With three four-card suits the rule of the better player is to bid the suit under the singleton. For example: with a singleton diamond, bid a club: with a singleton club, bid a .spade. Tn today's hand [he singleton is a spade, so von bid a heart Tins will give more flexibility in with her, bowed out when the script was rewritten and his role minimized. • • » A sign on the Sunset strip, near where Mickey Cohen was shot. Is giving tourists quite a start. It reads: "Bullels. Inc." It's the trade name for Ihe talent agency headed by "Bullets" Durgom but invariably Susie from Iowa docs a double lake and whispers to her boy friend: "Gee, look. Thai must be Mickey Cohen's office." joint again. World's most unusual night club act, I hear, jnst opened at Jack f^a^y's Fnn House at Long Beach, Calif. Don Hornsby. a former N. Y. rnncert pianist, plays the piano while swinging on a trapeze! Note from a reader: "Please keep up the antt-popcorn crusade. Isat in front of a couple of munchcrs seeing 'You're My Everything' and from the sound effccls began to wonder if It was a war picture instead of a musical." With June Haver starring in "The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady," has anyone recalled that she was Betty arable's sister In "The Dolly Sisters' after Betty had been "Sweet Rosic O'Grady"? As If audiences aren't already contused. WAITING FOR GRF.KX LIGHT Philip Dorn is wailing to hear from Moira Shearer, "The Red rj; „ ,. Shoes" star, about playing his wife j ' 'W.VCrS L(llt t McKENNEY ON BRIDGE R.v William E. McKennry America's Card Anlhoriljr Wrillen for 'KA Service In the Paginini story, "Appointment \ A \\',- n ,,r, It With Fume." . . . Aside to Paillette! '* " ' 0 ' 1 9 ' Goddnrd: ClarV Gable just can't resist dialing Marilyn Maxwell's tele- • K 108 S * A K J3 Tournament — N-S .'on IN West North 1 V Pass 2 *. S * Pass 3 A 3 N. T. Pass 6 + Opening— 4 J F,axt Pass Pass Pass The sucker fish Is-native to only two parts of the world, North America and China. Jack and A small diamond Is in one hand rthe ten-spot can be scl up for a discard): If the ace-queen of hearts Is In front of the king- jack:. Now look at the hand and yon can see that everyone of these combinations actually exists. It is the type of hand In which It Is almost Impossible lo make a wrong play. lo 900-pound , .- .. cord which >_. released Ihe craft from its moor--J> ing. The powerful motors began to throb. Mrs. Mac (Betty > and I made ourselves scarce. "Red" stood at hand for any emergency, but away from McDonough since no aid can be given a tournament fisherman once he has hooked his fish. The battle was on. It's an absurd comparison. I know, but as McDonough fought that fish I could think of nothing but a man tackling a Bengal tiger with his bare hands. v The tuna now had perhaps 300 yards of line run out and was in command of the situation. It was Mac's business to curb the fish's rushes and gain command himself. He had to work mighty fast be- cnught we were encircled by other beats and our theater of operation ' was relatively small. Witnesses Savage Scrip It was a savage fighl. Mac's bll muscles swelled a.s he threw every ounce of his vast strength Into th» task of curbing the tuna's wild rushes and reeling it in inch by inch. His chair swung violently back and forth as his line lashed the water. No man could stand that long. Meantime Sbtmy was perfoiTninj unbelievable feats with the craft, He swung it, he reversed It with scream-** ing gears, he drove It lunging for-*' ward—he rode it like a spinnini polo pony. He followed every movement of the fisherman. Nobody spoke. About nine minutes had passed and Mac had all but gained control over the huge fish when the tuna gave a sudden rush around the anchor line of » neighboring craft. McDonough's line was severed. Silence on tlie Jersey Lightning II. Everybody was stunned. Sonny was as white of face as a sheet. Mac sat and stared at the water for » long minute. Then Tie suddenly threw back his head and his big, boyish laugh boomed out. . With that the crew jumped Into action to prepare for more fishing. National Flag Answer to Previous Puzzle phone number. Pedigreed pups come high In Hollywood. Bob Taylor and his business manager. Mor- the bidding of i hand. Weiss did not bid a spade over a heart, but preferred to show that he held a 'ive-card suit. Of covirse, the bid of two clubs does nof necessarily jay tint, but when he later bid spades, this did show » minimum of five clubs and four spades. When his partner bid three no trump, Wei did not lose any lime looking for aces, but simply Jumped lo six clubs. When you look at the dummy, you can we that making the con°l!. lw . da - v Alexander Weiss j tract presents many problems. of New York, came up to me and said. "Bill. I suppose everybody tells you about the 1- rd luck they have had on mie hand or another. The pan Maief. n»!M> prize pointers , v iiit ,, „ . •ue*jnlin«i kennels u> Antelope, which they tet all thi breaks. If I However, there will be no problem " the following situations exist: if the clubs break two-two; If the risht; if Ihe Jack-ten and a small i spade la In on* band; U Ih* queen- HORIZONTAL 1,4 Depicted it th* flag of 11 Painful 12 Inner f erm layer H Feminine name IS Burdened 19 Also 17 Mixed type IS This counlry to !h« British Commonwealth of Nations VERTICAL ' ITyro 2 Age 3 Pronoun 4 Enthusiasm 5 Within (comb form) 8 Arabian gulf 7 Yearn SPaidnotic* 9 Stint lOSags H Calyx part 13 Telegraph inventor II 14 II tt 18 Bed part* 19 Alarms 30 Correlative of 22 Bacon strip either 21 Land measure 23 Knocks lightly 25 Guide 28 Recess 27 Spain (ab.) 28 Regius professor (ab. I 29 Exclamation 30 Thallium (symbol) 31 Observes 33 Shakespearean kinf 36 Male deer 37 Domestic slave 38 Plural ending 39 Sheet of cloud 45 Atop 46 Greek letter 48 Ignited again 49 Be scaled 50 Individual 52 Lairs 53 Replace 54'Consuni* 24 Fruit 31 Ruminant mammal 32 Church festival 15 French arlicle 34 Oil 35 Leases 40 Horse's gait 41 Nevada cily 42 Wing-shaped 4.1 Baked clay 44 N'ote of Guide's scale 47 Exist 49 Ocean 51 Steamship (ab.) 52 Down 56 5Z taan Hi 50 i7 X) JS ss

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