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_BLVi-tiEviTXE TARKJ COURIER KEWS BLYTHEVILLJB COURIER NEWS TBB OOUBin KKWS OO. B. W. HAINE8, Publlifcv JAUXB L. VZRHOEFT, Editor PAUL D HUMA». AdrertUlac W*llae* Wltmer OOu K«* Yoct. CfaiCMO. Ditto* PubUstud Erery Afternooo Except Bund*? Entered « iwond eU* nutter «t tb» peat- »t BJytbwUlt, Arkuuu. under let at Ooo- •, 1*17 Member of Tb* AmncWod Fm» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Br eunet ID Uw city a BXytbevlU* or «ny luburbtc town when carrier •erric* It in&la- telned, 30c per week, or B6o per month. B; m»ii, wilhip a radliu ot SO mil**, (4.00 pat rear, $2.00 (or tU months, 11.00 for three months; bj mall ouU'We 50 mil* lone. $10.00 per year .payable m advance. Medi tat ions And he uld, Whereunto (hall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what comparison shall we compare It?—Mark 4:30. • • « And so upon this wise I prayed— Great Spirit, give to me A heaven not so large as yours But Urge enough for me. —Emily Dickinson Barbs If college grads will start out looking for jobs instead of positions they might have better luck, * + • A si y le ex pert say s t he • vera ge man Itno w» Uttle about women's clothes. What he does know keeps him broke. * • * Walking Us good for the complexion, says a beauty expert—so don't phone for yours, glria. * • « Three Arizona men were shot In a crap fame. Indicating that some dice were loaded, too. * * » We're al! itching to go away on vacation and chances are we'll be doing the same when we get back. Washington Could Do With Less Explaining, More Work We are hearing again how tough it is to attract and keep able men in key government jobs. The working conditions, it is said, are terrible. Maybe top federal officials need a union. Gen. Omar Bradley touched the issue in deploring House defeat of a bill to boost military pay, especially for higher officers. It was the first attempt since 1908 at fixing a real career pay scale for the armed forces. "Inferior inducements attract second- rate men," said the geneal. "An army so : handicapped cannot hope to produce the Marshalls and Eisenhowers it needs in • war." Chairman Lilienthal of the Atomic Energy Commission also brought up the subject. He was speaking to refuse Senator Hickenlooper's charge that an alleged 87 per cent turnover in AEC personnel during 1947 and 19-18 was proof of the chairman's "incredible mismanagement." Lilienthal said simply that he thought holding good men was difficult, but that it was a problem common to many Washington agencies. By way of support, a reporter noted that in four and a half years the State Deartment has had five secretaries of state, six undersecretaries and a whole flock of assistant secretaries. Lilienthal agreed with Bradley that low pay was a big factor. But he got in another point that couhl bear more emphasis. He recalled that one man, a former manager of the Oak Ridge, Term., atomic energy plant, had quit because he found lie consumed as much time explaining his work as performing it. That seems to us to be right on target. The showcase existence of a top federal official subjects him almost ceaselessly to pitiless public gaze. He is es busy accounting for his official behavior as is a Hollywood star explaining his marital ventures. During the recent war an Army officer put it neatly: "Gosh, I've got so many reports to make out I haven't time to do the things I'm supposed to report about." Here's just part of the smothering routine followed by a typical top department executive in Washington: Submit regular reports to Congress on some or all of his activities, as required by law in many instances. Answer a mountainous correspondence from congressmen who want to know how something is done, or why something was not done, so they can tell angry or curious constituents. Trot up to Capitol Hill to tell his full story to House and €enate appropriations committees, so he can get money to operate. Trudge back I here if he needs extra funds. Visit the Capitol again lo press for •ay n*w legislation Involving his department. Go dutifully up the Hill whenever Congress decides lo investigate him, or hi» department, or just wants to know something special. The executive is supposed to sandwich hii regular duties somewhere among these innumerable command performances. Yes, a union might be just the thing. And • contract with minimum pay and maximum hours fixed. Maximum hours, that it, spend in explaining matters to Congress. TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 1949 ~" Unified Office Furniture We still do not have a Secretary of the Army to replace Kenneth Koyall. The job was supposed to go to Curtis Calder, a utilities executive, but he can't accept the post for several months. The way furniture is being moved around the Pentagon in the effort to amalgamate the armed services, whoever finally takes the job may find himself sitting elbow to elbow in the same office with Air Secretary Symington am! Navy Secretary Matthews. VIEWS OF OTHERS Federal Finances Out of Control? In face of a prospective deliclt Congress continues to add to rather than subtract Irom appropriation bills. In face of a business decline President Trmnau continues to call for Increased taxes. This unrealistic behavior indicates that the American people will soon Have to insist on drastic measures to meet a fiscal crisis or frankly recognize that their government is unable to control its finances. Latest developments in the Senate con linn the Impression that Congress can't or won't deal firmly with the situation created by rising costs ana falling revenues. Within leu days the Senate has rejected attempts to trim three giant appropriation bills. Administration supporters have led the way In turning down Republican proposals to cut these bills, by a straight 5 per cent. Now Democrats are putting forward an economy plan ol their own. Senators Tyclings and Russell have Introduced a resolution which would require the President to slice that much from the total of appropriations for administrative departments. This proposal partly abdicates the primary function of the people's elected representatives—control of the purse strings. But it does leave Congress fixing the total for expenditures. And there U something to be said for leaving to the Executive a good deal of flexibility in making the adjustments required by economies. There is also some justice In putting over-all saving up to the President since his followers in Congress have opposed specific savings. Mr. Truman so far has made cuts In Marshall Plan aid—permitted by lower prices—but otherwise has taken the position that his original budget had, been trimmed to the bone. He Has also wged-Cdhgress to give him authority to reorganize the administrative departments. The Senate and House have moved in this direction, but in divergent bills and with strings attached which could largely limit the economies the Hoover Commission declared possible through reorganization. Adoption by Congress of the Hoover proposals would be a more straightlordward procedure. Meanwhile, we begin to hear warnings against saving. Some of these may be Induced by the political difficulties ot economizing. Others come from those who hold that deficits are better than depressions. This view is widely accepted. Certainly if adding $20,000,000,000 to the debt would prevent a depression, few citizens would oppose it. It has been estimated that the United States lost 5200,000,000,000 in potential production In the depression that followed 1929. Under some conditions balancing the budget could be a mistake. But has the United States really come to that situation? The nation Is still in a period of relative prosperity and high employment. If it must report to borrowing in order to give [lie economy a shot in the arm at such a time, then federal finances arc indeed already out of control. We cannot believe that is the situation, although political pressures are toward irresponsible spending. More empnasis on economy would be helpful In counter-acting these temptations. It would also save funds with which lo lighten the burden of taxes and Improve government's ability to meet the demands which a continued business decline might present. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY Wings Over Washington We feel that it any attack comes, It ivll! come through the air. None of us feels that air power could win a war alone. We must DC * team ot air. land and water forces.—Air Secretary W. Stuart Symington. # * * We. must not content ourselves with drawing new organs on sheets of paper.—Secretary of State Dean Achcson, referring to Big Four foreign ministers conference on Germany. * * * Tlie AEC [Atomic Energy Coinmissloni is now staggering under daily disclosures of evidence ot incredible mismanagement, and the Joint congressional committee is about to begin a series ol public hearings which could turn Into a carnival ot confusion.—Sen. Bourke B, Hlckenlooper <R.) of Iowa. • * * It is only through free debate and free ex- cliimgc o[ Ideas that government icmalns responsive to the will of the people and peaceful change is effected.—Justice William O. Douglas of the U, S. Supreme Court. Stand of Leading Educators On Communism Is Important PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Edson Sees Real Need for Congress To Tackle Real Problems This Summer By Peler Edson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON' (NBA) — Again .he old cry is raised: "If Congress would just pack up and go home, he country could settle (town ami ?o to work." It happens every year about this time. This year—perhaps more than in any other year past—it can be ar- fited that this is a false cry. There s more reason Uian ever that Congress should stick on the job and clean up most ol Its assigned tasks, "'uttlng them off to handle next /ear Ls poor business. Next year j there will be other problems. The big desire to have Congress | ?et out of town is based on a belief that much of the current talk and worry over a possible depression is caused by uncertainty over ivha t Congress wilt do. Pending .measures bcfoir. Congress of vital concern lo business include Tatt-Hartley labor law revision, minimum wage increase, tax legation, social security extension, credit control renewal, the amounts of government spending and deficit financing if any. In the same category are: the : controversial Brannan farm plan, valley authority development programs, and Montana Sen. Jim Murray's proposed new business stabilization legislation. Housing, health, veterans and public works legislation also figure in the picture—if anything is done about them. International Aspects Prominent Foreign affairs legislation aiso has a IT important impact on the LT.S. business situation. Among the if.suPS are: the size of the Marshall Plan appropriation, the .size of the military assistance pro- The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M.I>. Written for NEA Service During periods of war. scabies or as It Ls commonly called, the' seven-year Itch, tends to increase. This disease Is caused by an Insect —sarcopies Ecaniei—which burrows Into the skin causing terrific Itching and Irritation. The disease is more common In the coKler months, perhaps because bathing is less common. In the typical case the Itching Is worse at iiiBht than during the daytime. Although scabies Is more frequent among those people v,bo do not practice personal cleanliness, it is by no means confined to such individuals. Prevention Important Scabies -is acquired from someone else who harbors the Insect which causes It. Consequently avoidance of contact with those who might be involved is (lie best method of prevention. Since the disease tends to involve families or communities, it is important to treat all of those who may have the disease and not just the one who happens to seek the doctor's help. Not only should possible contacts be sought out and carefully examined for the disease, but bedding, towels, clothius, and othc articles which touch the skin should be treated, ususally by heating. Many good treatments, some new. some old. are valuable. Various sulfur preparations have been recognized for years as valuable for this disease. In addition, there have been a number of new good treatments proposed including DDT, a chemical called benzo-benboate. rotcnone. pyrethrum. and others. Most of these substances, however, can produce secondary irritation of the skin or other complications, so that their use except under observation of a physician is not advised. gram of Europe, President Truman's "Point IV" program for aid to under-developed countries, the international wheat agreement, extension of reciprocal trade agreements legislation expiring June 30, and ratification of the International Trade Organization charter and treaty. These 20 top-priority measures have real Importance to the health of the business community, if the politicians realized this a little better, perhaps there would be more action less monkeying around. Republican and conservative Democratic strategy may be to de- li'y action on all the.se matters. There may be a sincere belief that many of the 2O are "dangerous." Not having the votes to defeat these proposals outright, the DixieGOP" or "Repnblirrat" leaders may adopt dclayinc Uctirs in the belief lhat they will be^ serve the interests of business. The other side of this argument is that such stalling hurts business more than it helps. History demonstrates that business can operate under almos£ any conditions—even when it has to pay tribute to gangsters— if it just knows what the rule.'; are. It is the uncertainty—the fear of the unknown hanging over the businc.ssmar.'s head — that causes him to jo easy or to retrench. On thai basis .the proper course of action for the Congress would be to wade into these problems and settle them, one way or the other. In the Ions run, it may not make so much dilfcrencc which way they are settled. Dut let them do whatever they arc going to do and get it done. Then will be the time to start thinking about going home. Congress May Start Moving Recently there have been a few signs that the congressional log jam may be breaking up. Senate passage of the O'Mahoney bill, clarifying the basing point pricing law offers an example. This dispute has taken an awful kicking around between the Supreme Court and the Federal Trade Commission. Business didn't know where it stood. Settling it will let businessmen know what to plan for. Senate consideration of labor legislation after the terrible House fiasco, reporting out of the international wheat agreement, passage of legislation providing for grain storage—these arc other signs that there may now be some appreciation of handling such matters and not letting them drag over to next year. Taft-Kartley labor law revision is the key monkey-wrench in this whole pile of legislative jackstraws. Neither labor unions nor management can know wha^ they are bargaining for until this legislation is out of the way. There arc a number of important wage negotiations coming tip this month and next, in coal, steel, auto, rubber, maritime and atomic energy industries. They make it all the more important that labor legislation should be settled within the next two weeks. It blocks everything else. The truth Is that the record of this year's Congress thus far is not as good as the record of the EOth Congress last year. As of June I, 10W. Conjjre.is; had passed 167 public laws. As of June 1, of thus year. Congress lw., passed only 82 public laws. 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 his column. THE DOCTOR ANSWERS dceaoo By Edwin I'. Jordan. M.D. QUESTION: What can be done for water blisters which break out on the hands or feet every year? I have tried numerous remedies. ANSWER: It is dangerous to try all kinds of medicines on the skin as you have apparently done. A proper diagnosis should be obtained and only then can the correct treatment be employed. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — The marriage of Miss Selma I.entz of this city and Mr. Arthur Morrison of Chicago was solemnized in St. Louis June eighth. Miss Carolyn Haley who -attends State College Jonesboro. spent the weekend here with her parents. She was accompanied by Lerntin Hemphill of Little Reck. Miss Russell Phillips was the only guest when Mrs. J. Nick Thomas entertained the Tuesday Club this IN HOLLYWOOD By Krskfne Johnson NEA Staff Correspcondpnl HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Hollywood can't get, the Rita Hay worth- Aly Khan manage off Us tom;ue, Even a movieUnvn bowling alley has a sign reading: * pick yours/ 1 Milton Bcrlc. I think, got off the best quip after rending the news dispatches from Cannes. He turned to lite mother and said: "Hoy. Ma, are tho.se the Khans that used (o live next door to us En Brooklyn?" Most refreshing account of Ihc wedding ?ppenred in the trade i>a- per Hollywood Report er. It rntcd four tongue-in-cheek lines In the weekend vital statistic column under the heading of "Miscellany" iinrt read: ' •'Hita Hay worth. Columbia nc- trrss, wa* married lo Aly Khan, nrincc and non-professional, in a French town." Jack Benny's Rochester (Eddie 1 Anderson") Ls bidding for owner- I ship of the million-dollar Las Vesns j Nevada BiUmore Hotel. . . - The j Brian Donlcvy-Audrey Totter vo- I niance is setting closer to the altar. I . . . Montgomery CUft, the rucked I Individualist, is off Into the Canadian wilds on a solo fish ins: tup. Dragging his own canoe behind him. too. When he combs the i>me cone.s out of his hair, he reports to Paramount for a remake of the old Theodore Dreiser novel, "An American Tragedy." In2rid Bergman, and L/'O McCarey Invr a date in New York n^xi month to revive discussions about ' filming "Adam ar.d Eve." Wonder if i he'll switch the Garden of Eden background to the Island of Slvojn- boll? "Why is a buslle like 4 at U, movie?" -\ii.swrr: ' Both are fictitious talcs based on s; ?nl reality." Xrvrr F;iils muil 5he sl.irted clicking on Broadway, in tel?vi.s:oii and on personal! appearance.'. Ko\v the olfers are piling up. * + » What do other men dislike about women's cloches? I popped the question at Bonnie BCM. the Beverly Hills fashion de- M^iu^r who has become an authority on the subject while -sticking pins into the forms' of PanleUe Godrfard. Ava Gardner, Lima Turner and tiher glamorous Hollywood man-;raps. T £;iy ''otter men" because I know what I rii.<;;kc—women who wear clothes ilw. don't flatter their figures. The ladies. T thinX. should make the rtcst of what they've got by playing sown all that they haven't. Bonnie's .inswer was so erudite Tin giving you n full report. Men as a rulr. Mid Bonnie, dislike: Kstremely tailored clothes, nver- flnffy and cver-ft illed drcsse.s. wo- itien \\ho <lresR younger or older Ihnn their .1^0. vulgar . disnlnvs of jewelvv. slacks a nd shorts and ex- trrnirly re\f,Uing clothes.Said Ban- j me: -Hemcitbcv. a peek is alway.s ! belter thnr. i bw." " \ Any cornitrnls, fellows? Fnrn:p(l hy AtomTr Knrr.Ery ] Aioiiu'c rr.erpy. working sIo'A ]y • t,11 (High mUion.s of years instead [ of i;i a flrusi as in the man-made ' juomic bomt. n rtkrs mountain systems by buying the curtli's crust «P into iivinensc blisters, which thru v'ol]«p:e a nd let the heated UoLicau escape, as magna or i McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William r:. McKcnnry America 1 : Card Antlioril'v Written fnr NT.\ Scrvirc Shrewd Play Here Holds Down Losers I had the pleasure recently of discussing English bridge with Nrirh;iel D. L. ScoU. Before the «-.ir Scott, operated Uie Kensington Palace M'ln.-Uon in London, in winch the Kensington Biidcc Club with its 1000 members \YFL* located. Ho Ls now making his home and working in the U. S. in Europe players are too 'stubborn' to change their bidding habits." He doubted that many Americans would have doubled with the West hand, but his partner insisted that a double of Ihe heart showed a strong spade suit. Scott did claim, however, that Europeans are on a par with American players on the play of (he carets, and I think yon will agree that today's hand was well played. Declarer won the opening lead of the five of hearts with the ace. He did not try to ruff out the hearts, but led a diamond immediately. South won with the ace and returned a heart which was rutfed in dummy. Next West cashed dum- iny's cnieen. jack and nine of dia- I monds. letting the opponents ruff the fourth diamond: but declarer had discarded two losing clubs, thus holding his losers to a ctub, a diamond and a ruff. A 3-1 ¥ KQ 1072 • A 103 * A 104 Rubber—-Neither vul. South Wtrt North Eisl 1 V Double Pass 2 » 2V 2 * Pass 4 A Pass Pass Pass Opening—V5 M Scott thinks international bridge will scon be local bridge with airplane travel. He ought to know as he was a member of Ihe British Royal Air Force and was a pilot in the Battle of Untain. Only I lie stubbornness of Scott's partner in today's hand got thnil into the wrong contract—but fortunately his play brought- it home. "In America." said Mr. Scott, "different groups in every city Im'e Ihcir o\\Ji bidaing conventions, but By DtWHl M AP Forvlrn Af/alrs Analyst Educational developments some- limes gel losl in the shuffle of world events but we shouldn't overlook the importance of the positive -stand taken by twenty of America's outstanding - educators regarding the teaching about Communism In our schools, These educators — who include General Dwight Eisenhower, President of Columbia University, and Di 1 . James B. Conant, president ^ Harvard, have given in effect tflj" verdict: The principles of Communism -should be taught—but not advocated—in American schools. Commu- jl nlsts should be burred from the leaching profession. These obviously highly controversial views were contained fn a report prepared by an educational commission appointed by the National education Association and the American Association of School Administrators, The purpose of the commission was to study teaching changes which might be advisable En view of political tensions. When President Trujnan was Questioned about this report al his Washington news conference he said lie figured the educators kn^.v their field the best. However, he . did think that young minds should not taught by people who advocate (lif overthrow of the government ol the United States. Objectivity Is Key The point is, of course, that teacher can impart Information objectively about Communism, or any other ism, without advocating it, Objectivity, therefore, Is (he key the problem, as this column has been insisting. The report states : the case like this: "Young citizens should have an opportunity to learn about the principles and practices of totalitarianism, including those represented by the Soviet Union and by ;| the Communist Party in the Unit> States The study should be acc'^ rate and objective, and should make use of basic official documents. Teaching about Communism or any other form of dictatorship doe.s not mean advocacy of these doctrines. Such advocacy should not be permitted tn American schools." There has been widespread xiety in this country about a discussion of Communism in our schools, and my observation is tViat most of it has been due to fear that presentation of the subject might be accompanied by advocacy. And _ of course there has been advocacy I in some cases. However, I have noted specific instances where objective presentation worked exceedingly well. The ideological complexion of our country a dozen years hence may well depend on the manner in which the current educational program is handled. We certainly can't solve our problem by hiding under a barrel. We must get out and face the Issue. Caution Ur^fed This doesn't mean that we have to rush willy-nilly into the, teaching of ideologies. The consensus of educators seems to be that H must be carried out methodically aud under supervision. No teacher who isn't thoroughly familiar with th^.. subject should be permitted to tr" to explain it. Our greatest danger lies in Jgnorance. The educational commission condemned the careless - and unjust use of such words as "Red" and "Communist" lo attack people whose views differ from those of the accusers. To these expressions your columnist would add the term "Fascist." which either should be defined or abandoned. •''Fascist" of course was the designation of Mussolini's movement in Italy, and subsequently came to Sec McKenzie on rage 9 week. She was presented with high score prize lingerie, R. A. Nelson celebrated his 60th birthday yesterday when his daughter. Miss Alyce and his sister Mrs. Alice Lee entertained 20 guests with a buffett supper at the Nelson home. The twilight hour was spent In icininisccncec.s of bygone days after \hc gursts gathered aud were served supper. Cinema Star Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL I Depicted actress, Bergman 7 She is a star 13 Rounded U Ester ol oleic acid 15 Ages IS Courtesy title 18 On top of 19 Stout cord 2 Roman emperor 3 Be at close quarters with 4 Be displeased at 5 Pronoun 6 Writing table 7 Hail bird 6 Symbol for chlorine 9 Prepared 10 Diners 20 New Zealand "Famous 25 English river 27 Forebode 28 Unclothed 32 Hermit parrot 21 Lairs 22 Promissory note (ab.) 23 Year (ab.) 24 Lame 26 Weep 29 Night befor* 30 Pa rent 31 Universal language 32 Ever (conlr.) 33 Girl's name 35 Sea eagle 36 Ocean (ab.) 38 An (Scot.) 39 Caterpillar hair -II Feathered scarf 44 Merganser 47 Clique 48 Arrive (ab.) 43 Ocean movement 50 Nautical term 52 Seesaw 54 Required 55 Tranquil VERTICAL 1 Passage in the brain English school34 Marked with 12 Clusters of fibers 17 Id est (ab.) 2-1 Olympian goddess spots 35 Church festival 37 Cudgeled 39 Scrutinize 40 Otherwise 41 Orchestra 42 Correlative of either 43 Crafts 45 Paradise •Ifi Existed 51 Of the thin? 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