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PAGE EJOIT BLVTHEVTLLB (ARK.V COURIER NEWS TOM BLYTHEVILL* OOURIEB NEWS no OOOBHH MAWS ooi K. W. HAM*, PuhltalM* JAMB U VBUIOOT Editor PAUL IX KUMAM. AtfnttfcJBf Mi Mktteul AdrcrttslB« Will*** Wttmer Oo. Km York, Chlc^o, Detroit Atlanta. Mtmphii. Attend u Meond elau matter »t tfa* •Hie* it BlytbevilJe, Arluiuu. ucder set ol COB- Octobec t, 1*17. Member at Tb* AnodaUd Pna •UbBCRIPTlON RATES: By carrier In tin city ot BlyUievLU* or any •uburban town where carriet Krvlc* le maintained, Me per week, ot 85e per month Bf mail. within a radiua of 50 milts M.OO pa year, $2.00 for ill months. $1.00 (or three monthi; by mail ouUide 60 mile lone $10.00 per year pay»W» IB advance. Meditations The man who says every picture tells a utory hain't been to some of the movies we've seen. ~ * * * We may Imitate the Deity in til His attributes; but mercy ic the only one In which we can pretend to equal Kim. We cannot, indeed, give like Ood; but surely ve may forgive like Him.—Sterne. Barbs And hi mere; shall the throne be established: aa4 he shall alt ipon It In truth in the tabernacle •f O«rM, frdrlnf, and aeeklnr judiment, and htsUrif rithtcoosnets.— Isaiah 18:1. 9 * • A mother in Mexico has 37 children. It's terrible to think what would hspfxn if all should aspir* to become president. TMUe ia wuby ftwhieetf by thoec who turn In Illinois a man carved a set of teeth from a hickory plank. We'll bet his bark Is worse than hls.biU. • * * An educator says ronrur men no fonrer burn the mldnlcfat ell. It's banana oil nowaday*. Many Economic Factors Demand Large Corporation A virtual handful of giant corporations wieid dominant economic power in th« United SUtra, declares the Federal Trade Commission. In a detailed report covering 1947, th« FTC uyi th« 113 largest manufacturers control 46 per cent of the - total capital assets of all U. S. manufacturing firms. "If anything, this measure under•Uteg the level of concentration," the commission adds. It goes on to point out 13 of 26 important industry itudied, concentration of con- ^j°Ji i« "extreme." That in, three or less Teiumpanies hold 60 per cent or more con- r- Ljhluded in thig category are such . Industries as aluminum, copp«r smelt- Th« FTC reaches no general conclusion* in thii report. But earlier this year it cautioned Congress: "If nothing is done to check the growth in concentration, either the giant corporations will ultimately take over the country or the government will be impelled to impose some for mof direct regulation in the public interest." Some deep-rooted questions are stirred by this kind of thinking. And government ought to be slow to indulge in any major tinkering with the economic structure until it has the answers. The main goal of our economic system is to produce goods and services to provide u s with the highest possible standard of living. The nation regards a good living standard as a basic safeguard of a full, free life for its individual citizens. But in working toward this objective for consuming citizens, the system must not destroy or limit freedom among the producers themselves. For then consumers may eventually suffer. ' Except under carefully regulated special conditions, monopoly in an industry is viewed as an enemy of freedom among producers. Our anti-trust laws are designed to combat it, to break up harmful concentrations of economic power. But we cannot afford to assume that either concentration of control or great factory size is evil as such. Economists tell us that compelling economic factors dictate that some plants and some companies must be large to attain the greatest efficiency—and hence the greatest value to consumers. Where this situation prevails, small competitors will naturally be «t a disadvantage, as will new enterprisers. In certain industries, the mere nature of the manufacturing process calls for such heavy investment in plant and equipment that small fellows are bar- r*d almost from the start. There are few fly-by-nisrhl» these day* in sleel And automobile*, for example. , Furthermore, it may b« wrong to iUppOM that timply because a few concerns have the bulk of the busineu there is no competition of the sort that benefits consumers. Signs are that many concentrated industries have a high degree of competition within their restricted circle. None of this is to defend monopoly or dangerous centralizing of power. Nor to deny the evident advantages of smallness in economic as well as other organ- iations. It is only to say that those advantages may be over-ridden by other factors of greater meaning to individual well-being and freedom. What the country wants is the best possible performance from industry, not as recorded on a chart in tribute to cold efficiency but as translated into human satisfactions and liberties. VIEWS OF OTHERS Escape From Boredom Wars «re bigger, bombs are bigger, cars are bigger—yes, but the scope of human endeavors for peace, for economic Improvement, for social reform, for education, are bigger, too. There Is more to think about than ever l n history, ana there are more aids to encourage thinking. So Dr. Robert M. Hutchlns' statement that "Adults suiter intensely from the paradox ol our time: the trivialization of llle" will challenge many to think—about their thinking. ' Dr. Hutchlns spoke at a meetiiik of educators seeking to evaluate the public library as an Influence in American lilt. Naturally the percentages of Americans who use their public libraries, the sort of books they read, and how many, pointed up the discussion. But the trMaliiatlon of life Is M old as the book of Ecclesiastes, in which the preacher pointed out that even in those ancient times, "ot making many books there b no end." Another and greater teacher said of man. "As he thlnHeth In his heart, so Is he." And he llfte dllte above the trivial not so much by words, in books or out as by deeds based on recognition of his relation and responsibility to Ood. After 3,000 years his answer to mankind's search for a worthwhile experience in life stana , M more dependable txian the deepest Intellcctual- Ism as an escape from triviality and boredom. —CHHISTTA N6CIENO MONITOR Shhhh! They sent •« a sample of that new noiseless xvcom baj. Tt,, pranoten hall the gadget as a boon for all adult theater goers, especially those going to movies for something besides greasy fingers and a full stomach. We think they're on the wrong track We tested It, and the bag doesn't crackle, crunch or rust e. It won't bto w up (to ^ a7)d ca fill it W!th »at»r (a, . "bomb"). But 1, the bag, after a]lj the cnlef otlfnanj Indeed not. Popcorn remains a relatively noiseless nulsance-there's always its penetrating per- .istent amen radiating-from t^e lobby-untn It H Introduced into the ^popcorn muncher. That I, where the muffler -hould be applied For what «f <*r own acro» the top when Jully open Thread a draw- tor?? "^T " Ie "•* * b ° llt a " lnch Irom «» op. !r« rt th p^^ Mter , s hMd [nto ^^ Ing, draw the string and tie in . double kno . Pour a doub|e fcature mppty of com shtln side of bag, clc« the silt tightly w!th scotch tape and forget. Of course, the muncher won't see any of the mov, e aild probal;Iy won , t hMr much ^^^ But then he's only there for the lunch anyhow, so what's the difference? — MINNEAPOIJS STAK. SO THEY SAY We will not hesitate to do «, at Is necessary to help the free nations preserve their Indepcn- denc and tnlegrlly.-Ambassadoy-at-Large Philip O. Jessup. • » » . It U Insinuated the documents were dcllberatc- y omitted in order to falsify the record. Tncse insinuations are not supported by nny evidence They could not be supported because there Is not an lota of truth In them.-SecreUry of state Dean Acheson, on the China White Paper. • » • Americans are not slapping themselves on the back and believing they are big-hearted when they talk- of financial ald to Oie British. I'liey slm ply realize that it Is a matter of intelligent scir Interest on our part for us all to stand together Roy w. Howard, of Scripps-Howard newspapers. * * « U was a terrible fight, particularly after it got dark. But i made up my mind I was goln K to do It. The waler got desperately cold, but.. .1 j,, st ^ept on stroklng.-18-year-old Philip Mickman, youngest swimmer of the English Channel. : We'll get a lot'more members very soon why I've got a 9-ycar-oln- grandson myself, and when he turns 10 I'm going to give him the Klan's mascot obligation."-!*. Lycurgus Spinks imperial emperor of new Ku KIux Klan group. Ask Washington—we have no power to decidc- we support a united Germany, but a fr fe one Kurt Adenauer, first chancellor of the West German Republic, on Inclusion of Soviet Zone In the republic. A tax reduction would mean a lurthcr Increase in the size of the deficit and revenue loss would be felt not only In the year of Ihe reduction but also In future years.—Robert L. Daueh- ton (D.I, North Carolina, chairman House Ways «nd Means Commute*. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, An Omen? PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook American Foreign Policy Not Bound And Tied to Thinking of the British WASHINGTON—(NBA)—One of the criticisms most frequently thrown at the U.S. State Department ts that Its policies are too pro-British. The charge is that U.S. foreign policy Is in some mysterious y lied to the British Foreign Offlte to such an extent as to be indirectly subservient to It. The degree to which suspicions of this subordination of American policy to British interests are justified will probably be revealed in the financial negotiations between U.S. and U.K. officials in Washington. Secretary ot Slate Dean Acheson and Secretary of Treasury John Snyder will be principal negotiators for the U.S. Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin and Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Stafford Crlpps will head the British delegation. ~ There is full realization in Washington that the British financial crlsU way cunaliori lo let tl e British Empire's _•_!_ —M gj^tA rink ' f " rfif ~ hrj» *^* ~^- — ~- ft H hccL The reason for fhUs ficial belief that the U.S. and the U.K. must be united tn their gcn- ernl foreign policy objectives if international communism Is to contained in Povhl Russia. For the United States lo attempt lo win the cold wur alone, without British support, Is considered impossible. Weak though TlrHnln may be, it Is still .the strongest and most dependable force in Europe- If Britain goes down, all Europe goes down. The Truman doctrine policy 'or Greece, Turkey nnd Iran would be will have to be solved, one or 'another. There is no in- futile if the British lost their control and Influence at Gibraltar. Malta, in the -x-hole Mediterranean area and in the Middle East. Similarly, the United States is said to need British support In the Orient and even in Latin America. Not a. S trong Knot To this extent It is possible to say thnt American foreign policy Is tied to the British lion's tall. Consequently, It Is doubtful if any serious attention can be paid to anti- British opinion in the United •States. Belie! that "Britain is bankrupt," or that "the British Empire " all washed sidered. up," cannot be con- there must be complete realignment of American poll- dcs towards Britain and of British interim! policies If the U.S.-U.K. alliance is to he maintained on a workable basis. American policies In trying to support the British Empire for the past 25 years have been full of pity ' and high purpose. But -{hey haven't ' " The British Empire has received about half of this amount. The rnnney began to roll out in the Mor- Ran and other highly respectable private leans to Britain in World \Var T. They were followed by U.S. government war loans. For a few yenr.s In the depression, the United States behaved a bit more sensibly. But with World \V~ar H besan the series of transactions known as Lend-Lease. ONRRA. British Lonn. the Marshall Plan and now program. the Military Assistance If this give-away policy Is to be stopped, some way must be found for the United States to get something In return. The best and practically the only suggestion that has been made thus far to achieve this end Is for the United States to increase its Imports. line Has To Be Drawn At the same time, a lot of the equally silly things which British and other European governments have been doing for the past 25 years will have to be stopped. Among the suggestions that will probably be thrown at the British in the forthcoming financial conference are: Stop the nationalization of industry program. Provide more incentive for private Inciast. Reduce manufacturing costs. Develop new foreign markets for exports In non-dollar areas. De-value the pound sterling, allowing it to find its cgrrect, natural level. These suggestions are said to make economic sense. Some of the other proposals are less realist!! T»Ujn« 4 iiM-BntUJi that they *io«t v ~" "~" v ~ *~ " ~' _ T ^^ ^Ir h«Qth ind;w5- are'frti&lfrnms* that they miist lower their standard of living, are beyond reason. Those things couldn't he sold to the American people, so there is no use trying to force them on the British. The idea of forming fin economic union with Britain, which has been kicked around a little bit in preliminary discussions, is not being given nny serious consideration. The British don't want it any more than do Americans. To this extent, there are no grounds for accusing Socialist Regime in England Faces Severe Test in Election placed a heavy burden feet. The feet do the job The DOCTOR SAYS B>- Kdtrln P. Jordan, Jtf.n. W-llten for N: AServlce When human beings started walking upright Instead of hanging from trees '>y (heir hands, they their pretty well but they take a. lot of pounding during the course of a lifetime. The risk of developing serious foot difficulties can be lessened. One way to do this Is to give the feet proper exercise. Children accomplish this by Jumping, running, and skipping; they certainly avoid one of the worst practices, namely. standing still In one place for a long time! For grownups whose occupations require const tint standing, frequent periods of rest or short walks are often helpful. In other words, the foot nerds a proper proportion of rest and exercise. Frequent bathing is desirable. Warm water or an alternation of warm anrt cold water tends to stimulate the circulation of blood in the feet and this also CHOICE OF SHOES Cholrp of shoes is highly Important. Children should have shoes \vlvch fit and that means particularly s!ir*\s which are r.ot worn after a child's foot has outgrown them anri thp Mg toe presses into the shoe. Al<o -rowine child should probably have a shoe with a straight. inner margin and with a toe which can withstand rough treatment. Men's shoes should protect the feet against hard surfaces, should fit properly and should allow enough room for the toes. Enough space should be permitted Inside to allow the toes to move freely. StyEfi constantly interferes with the hygienic needs of the foot In women. The shoe with a high heel. if desired eliminated for style, ought to be during ordinary sions. such as shopping, or walking, where the needs of the foot can be considered more important. * • • Nole: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will ans\v<°r one of the most frequently asked Questions In his column. QUESTION: I am not allowed to have any raw fruit or vegetables because of a spastic colon. What can 1 substitute In vitamins for these foods? .ANSWER: You will probably get enoiieh In cooked fruits and vegetables, but if you do not your doctor can easily prescribe what vitamins you need In the form of prepared pills or capsules. '5 Years Ago In Blytheville From Graham Sudbliry's Sports Column "One thing appears certain about a rather uncertain Blytheville Football Team this Fall and that is that they will get plenty of conditioning. Coach Carney Leslie's activities in the short time the gridiron practice has been underway this week Indicates that he Is going to reriulre his pupils to put a maximum amount of stress blocking and . licillng .which «*iiJi»y . U.S. policy pro-British. makers of being too IN HOLLYWOOD By Frsklne Johnson XKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Hollywood is talking about i British movie midiences condemning "Command Decision" as an "insult to England's air force." A news agency headed its review, "Gen. Clark Gable Wins the War." . . , Milton Berlc and Virginia Mayo doing a hilarious take-olf of an Astairc-Rogers ttaure routine In "Always Leave 'Em Laughing." The number is titled. "You're Too intense." Virginia just replied to be- ON BRIDGE McKENNEY By William E. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service - . Need Good Timing n " llg! " s talkfn * abo " t *"""* in To Get Game Here thinks Harry Is doing some wishful thinking. Timely Tittle 'The Cost Of Living" for the screen—the most film title of the ycnr . . headed timelv Kirk "Siege of Fury."' It's a story about a would-be dam dynamiter . . Flrnuor and Anna TiooFCveit going otf the air. No sponsor showed up . - . Boh Mitchum and Jane n\ts- set to co-stir in "The Big bathing suit came ofl while swim- mini; at Mnlibu. What happened accidentally Is no! going to he a pattern for my future persons! conduct. . . " A new film company dusting off a 15-yi-ar-olrl Swedish film starring ingrlcl Bergman. tngrid will talk In Swedish but the titles will be in English. Tlie title ts "The Surf." Ray MiUnrt anil liis wife *"- inf lo New York to sisn 'i""' adoption papers their daughter, Victoria, now G. They've had (he ehild for a year . . . Alan llalc recreating Ills rnlr- nf Little .John In Columbia's "Kosues of Slier- wnod Forest." Ho firH played 'he part 20 years ago when Dot's Fairbanks, Sr., played KoMn Hood. Joan Davis Irving to get the Him rights to the old Constance Tal- marige comedy. "Rnmance and Arabella." made in 1910 - . . Columbia boss Harry Colin back from Europe with word he \v<is assured Rita Hayworth will fulfill her contract with Hie. studio. Bvit she won't report for the picture until after she has her baby. Mc- in.M'ircrt both stones? at i nail Olona Swanson's dallchtei. M|- rh«l r Farmer, gettmp a scrern test CJ-M . . . Herb Stein's thumb- f Peter Lavvford: Erroll Flyiin. - s. . . . Willie Wyler and Rette "avis talking nbmit ,1 mnvie. M,iv!x> "t 'nil be "A Street Car Named Desire." ... Sky -wr^inp planes P U t t i n c "Vloiids" Into a cloudless sky for tni-.itfon scenes at Sedona. Ariz The movie (rcttitij the man-mad" rlourts was "The Kaelc and the Ha-jk." . . . Jnckie C.leasnn. the niTht club comic, getting the title r"Ir in the TV version nf "Mfc O f Kilrv. " William Bcndix turned ri'nvn UK part because of film commitments, Today's lesson hand on the play was given (o me by Ira Strasser, who is associated with the Mnyfnlr Bridge Club of New York City. He thought It was a good lesson in tim- A AQ752 V A 8 6 4 * 7 * KJ3 Mr. and Mrs. A. Conn-ay and Mrs. J. A. Leech arrived home yesterday from a. visit in California. The Conways motored out two months ago and spent most of the time at Santa Monica. Mrs. Leech who flew out a month ago to visit her father Dr. Flint of Orange, also visited Los Angeles and Santa Monica. ace, and the last heart was ruffed with dummy's last trump. Trie four of diamonds ^as played and trumped by the declarer with a small spade. Now at this point declarer led a trump, throwing East in the lead. All East could do was to cash his ace of clubs and give declarer a club trick. " By DeWiti MacKenzle AP Foreign Affairs Analyst England's experiment with Socialist government Is headed for » story showdown in the next general which wtjl determine whether the country wishes to continue the regime or return to the old system of free enterprise on which the greatness of the empire was built. The Labor (Socialist) Government W ':h came to power In July of '45 would have a normal life of five years—that It. until next summer. However. England's economic crisis has reached such a grave pass that it's* anybody's guess whether it will Bet better or worse. This confronts the Socialist leaders with the problem of whether to hang on until the end of their term—in hope of Improvement—or to force an early election on the chnnce that Mifn-" nre better than they will be later. As things stand, that decision must hinge largely on crystal gazing. Much will depend, it strikes me, on (he outcome of the British- Canadian - American conference which' opened In Washington yes- !«rday to seek a solution nf John Bull's predicament. If relief -can } i • devised, Hie Socialist polit/cal chances might be improved. England's Socialist leaders are under no delusions about the political dangers ahead. Both Sir William Lawther. president of the great British Trades Union Congress, and James Griffiths, chairman of the Labor Party, warned [he annual conference of the T.U.C. IWonday that socialism fs facing a toui-h fight. Union Given Blunt Warning This blunt warning tvas aimed at wildcat strikes which' have been complicating the economic crisis. Both leaders declared labor might lost the next general election If workmen didn't stay on the Job Sir William asserted that some work stopnages have been Instigated by Communists. So Britain's socialist leaders are worried — and for good reason Things haven't v rked out as they anticipated when they took office Economic difficulties, which they Inherited as the result of the war have gone from bat to worse. Inevitably there has arisen th« searching question of whether th<M situation has worsened because nT Socialist policies or whether tr.r same misfortune would have do°ged the Conservatives if they had been continued in power. That's a question whl-^ the voters most certainly will want answered before the? go to the polls. The burden of proff will rest with the Socialists, and it won't be easy to produce the evidence Th^y can claim with perfect right that they Inherited serious economic difficulties. Pew will dispute that. But the next question is tough"Have the Socialist policies, during more than four years of government, Improved the economio situation any?" labor Parly Put on Spot 31(1 U| si AisnoiAqo js.wsirR aur negative. This puts It up to the party to prove to the public that Conservative policies would have met a similar fate. And here again we enter the realm of speculation The cold fact is that the Labor Government departed radically from the system of free enterprise (damned by socialism, title?).: and i'—"" -'-' Hdarnhte ; ' ten •off crisis grew. What the long-range effect of such a policy might have on British economy is a matter of speculation. The question already arises, however, as to how much distrust ha's been created by nationalization. Is private capital being deterred from Investing in non-nationalized industry? Has production slumped In non-nationalized industries because of lack of public investments which are needed for renovations and equipment? We shall have to await the election for light on those questions. That is, unless meantime Prime Minister Attlce's government can pull a rabbit out ot the hat and start England on the road to qufclc recovery. Large Bird Answer to Previous Puzzla *J8 N AK104 V 52 \jj c V J 1093 » J932 " , » K105 *S8542 *. +AQ7 4963 « AQ864 * 106 Lesson Hand on Piny South U'csl \orlh F.isl 1 » Pass 1 A Pii^s 2 * Pass 4 4 i'.iss Opening—V J s ing, and I agree that it is. The opening lead of the jack of hearts was won in dummy with the i queen. Declarer could see that ho I was going lo lose two spade tricks and It was going to be difficult to keep from losing two club tricks. Oncmally there were four months j Declarer led a small spade from '<>;wrrn presidential elections and dummy. West played Ihe jack, the (he nalisur.ltion lo allou* for of transportation. comunication and was finessed, and EaM with the king. Back came rmnther heart which was won in dummy with the king. A small spade was played and declarer went up with Diamonds, fapphlns. emeralds, the ace. The seven of diamonds rubies and opals arc the five rec-: was led and the queen finessed, on oga;zcd precious stones. | me ncc of diamonds the three of • — I clubs was discarded. The seven of A furlong is one-eighth of a null, hearts was played, won with th< HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted bird 8 Heavenly bodies 10 Muse ol poetry (2 Indian 13 Eagle's nest 15 Sea eagle 17 Symbol for ' sodium 18 Mountain lakes 19 Down 20 Angers 23 On the sheltered side 25 Anatomical tissue 2 6 Master 27 The gods 28 Size of shot 29 Half-em 30 East Indies (ab.) 31 Misplaced 33 Flower 36 Craits 37 Winter precipitation 38Suo loco (ab.) 39 Not long 44 French article 45 Unit of weight 47 Small candle 43 Legal point 49 Hower part 51 Proboscides 53 It is a bird VERTICAL 1 Consumed 2 Musical not* 3 Annoying child 4 On the ocean 5 Check G Native metals 7 Symbol for samarium 8 Female saint (ab.) 3 Look fixedly 11 Command 12 Distinct part 14 Railroad (ab.) 32 Lower deck of 41 Opera (ab.) 16 Requirement a ship 42 City in 2 ' Most aged 34 Parts of shoes Nevada 22 Holy persons 35 Female sheep 43 Horse's gait 23 Changes (pi.) 46 Novel 24 Medicinal 39 Pierce with a 48Carmine preparation knile 50 Symbol for for the skin 40 One of two tellurium 31 Endure equal parts 52 Compass point 25 56 il y> HO 2.1 50 35 H6

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