The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 28, 1949 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, September 28, 1949
Page 6
Start Free Trial

f FACE SIX .IBS BLYTHEVUJJE COURIER NEWS nre OCXTRDER MEWS cxx H. W. HALVES, Publisher • JAIOS8 L. VERHOEF* Editor P. HUMAN, AdTertitlnt • floto Ncttnul AdTerttilni Representative*: . WtliM* WUmer Co. New York. Chicago, Detroit Atlanta, KoUnd w Hoond elaa mtttct at the pott- •(tic* »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act oi Con• .(net October », 1311. Member at Tin Associated Preit ! SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier la th* dtj oi BlythevUJ* or «ny •uburban town where carrlei service ti maintained, ate per week, oi 85o pet month BT mall, within a radius ol 60 miles *4.<K> pei ' J«ar, $2.00 lor six months, »1.00 foi three months; by mail outside 60 mile zone ilO.OO per year payable In advance. Meditations And he shall Mod Jttai Chrisi, which before was preached wto you:—Acts 3:20. * * • He came, bringing with Him the knowledge that God is a Being oi • Infinite goodness; lhat the service required of mankind is not a service pi form or ceremony, but a service of obedience. f —J. A. Froude. Barbs An optometrist says blue or violet lights stop bwtUches. Red lights have a habit of causing them. * * * 4 Su rruefac« sailor his * lifetime collec- old ropes. Not manj people save all their clran. T7. S. Education Commissioner estimates 32,671,500 students entered the nation's schools this lalL Tint's a lot of mothers with peace and quiet. • ...» » If ih*n were no second guesstrs there would b* • M k« criticism. . * . • '* • * "'• Why ii It thtt so m»ny folks who ire short «n money try to be long on jpendlng? Feast-Famine Psychology Stands Out in U.S: Economy To the ordinary citixen not too well in economics, there's one very puzzling thing about behavior in the business world. . Neither the practicing businessman nor the economist ever seems to think in terms of stable conditions any more. Nobody talks about a period that might b« marked by a nice balance of forces, * peaceful stretch : that might just possibly deserve the label of "normalcy." : •' While the boom is on, everybody from President. Truman on down is busy de- plorinjf the harmful effects of inflation, *nd taking but after price-gougera.' The hollering is loud for controls to check the mad rush to disaster. But when the tide has turned, is anybody happy? Certainly not. Immediately the shxmts go up that we're heading for «, bottomless pit. Again, there's the call for controls, this time to stave off ruinous depression. Bushels of statistics are gathered up to prove the gra- • vity of the situation. The psychology works like a pendulum—swinging from one side to the other but never pausing in tiie center. The swings in thinking are accentuated ' these days because we listen more than ' ever to high-placed economists and to commentators and columnists as they pour out their dire warnings of trouble to come. This whole attitude is neatly summoned up by Charles E. Wilson, president of General Motor?, in a Fortune Magazine article on industry prospects. Noting the current high level of car sales, Wilson nevertheless took a cautious view, He said he was waiting anxiously.for the day one of his vice presidents would approach him and say: "Well, we shipped that carload." Wilson added that he of course will ask what carload the executive is talking about, to which the vice president will reply: "That carload that changed our shortage to a surplus." There you have it — no middle ground. A feast-or-famine pschology Th A f,^ es - m f n who either sniirla ' ta ke it and like it" or loads you up to the chin .with free extras. • The mere layman wishes earnestly for * happy resting place somewhere between these extremes. Maybe there isn't any, but it seems like there ought to be. Need More Proof A Republican has captured a congressional seat in a special election held in the 26th Pennsylvania district. Jubilant GOP leaders naturally hail the victory as a sign of triumphs to come. A Democrat won the spot in 19-18, but later was killed in a plane crash. We will need better evidence than this, however, as proof of a "trend." The 26th Pennsylvania district was repre- sented by a epublican continuously from 1938 to 1948. And GOP registration* outnumber Democratic by 7000 this year. Morever, Pennsylvania is notorious for its flip-flops from one party to another and back again. About all you can say about the place is: "As Pennsylvania goes, so goes Pennsylvania." Slowly Moving Out A reporter says Henry Wallace's decision not to run for the Senate in Ne\v York is the tip-off on his gradual but certain withdrawal from politics. Wallace is said to have lost hope that his Progressive Party ever can ninko any real strides toward success. There are undoubtedly many reasons for Wallace's failure. Not the least of these is that his "program" lacked sincerity and his "party" became a mer receptacle for grievances and vague yearnings of many kinds. VIEWS OF OTHERS New Road for Labor With 500,000 coal miners leaving Ihe pits and steel workers threatening to strike, Industry and labor have advanced farther Into a new phase ol industrial relations, pensions have become the paramount issue,- instead of wages and hours, and both sides are groping lor some systematic approach to this aspect of employe security. The coal industry appears to have put reverse English on John L. Lewis' old war cry of "no contract, no work." Many coal oprators, especially the Southern group ,ceased to pay royalties into the United Mine Workers', welfare fund when the old contract expired June 30. their attitude wa* "no contract, no royalties." A strike In coal Is not likely to have a senous effect on the national economy unless It lasts" for a long time. Huge stockpiles of coal above ground, are sufficient to keep Industry going for 40 days, an3 the steel companies have at least a three weeks' supply. But the walkout Is expected to give Lewis a stronger hand In bargaining, arid for the moment the outcome of this bargaining assumes national importance. Few major Industries have agreed on any ot the details of pension programs. The steel firm* at first refused even to bargain on pension, and the coal operators obvious lywere dissatisfied with the pension plan that was forced upon them. Pensions secin to be an inevitable part ol the future of labor relations. More advanced Industrialists hav come to accept them as a necessary guarantee ol workers' security. Many consider pensions good business. The twin problems that created the coal and steel disputes, and threaten others, are whether industry should bear the cost of pensions alone, and how large a pension '. program industry can. afford. Until these problems are settled, and some pattern of industrial .pensions becomes apparent, the nation, can expect a good deal of labor unrest. The nios{_the country can hope for In the coal strike isjljiat it leads to a. clear pension program, which would be more acceptable to both employers and employes. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Responsibility Arkansas's welfare rolls are Increasing at the rate of 800 a month, according to Mrs. Henry Bethell, state welfare commissioner. Mrs. Bethell suggested that local communities assume more responsibility for the welfare program, which may cost taxpayers $31,000,000 by 1950. "We have to ask ourselves," said Mrs. Bethell, If "this paternalism" of our government Is "destroying the Independence of our people." we don't know how the people at large would answer this question, but we suspect that the 72,000 clients of Mrs. Bethell's department would answer with a resounding "no." And it is quite probable chat their votes will continue to call upon the slate to keep the major responsibility for welfare. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE SO THEY SAY Cheap partisan politics are using Vaughan to embarrass President Truman and trying to use me the same way.—David A. Bennett, Chicago perfume manufacturer who sent freezers to MaJ.- Gen. Harry Vaughan. * * » . Communism is perhaps the most striking example of secular thinking that credls all scientific and technical gains to the mind of man alone.— Prof. Max Huber, honorary wartime president, International Red. Cross. * * * You can't tell me the free enterprise system is falling apart at the seams. Not when businessmen In my home town have plenty Of money in the bank and are doing good business.—Senate Majority Leader Scott W. Lucas. » « * Personally I would agree to an amendment (to the arms bill) of from $50,000,000 to $75.000,000 contingent upon putting it entirely In the hands of the President and with no mention ot military aid (to Nationalist China).—Sen. Torn Connally (D), Texas, on aid; to non-Communist China. * * * I think this rising generation has prospects before It that are really unequaled in the history of Hie world. And what w want to do Is to Impress upon them tliir responsibilities.—Presiacnt Truman. * * * The essential problem Is how to maintain the greatest area of mutual trading | n the world and how to prevent the creation of a barrlet between the leading democratic nations.—Clement AUlee, British Prime Minister. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS A Shot in the Arm, but— WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28,1949 Washington News Notebook American Experts Preparing History Dealing With Nazi Regime in Germany WASHINGTON —(NBA)- One, likely that the Russians grabbed • the important and unheralded more foreign office records than Jobs being done most efficiently by Allied occupation authorities In Europe Is a careful writing of the history of the Nazi rule of Germany and of the Axis' side of the war. Fortunately the Western countries captured most of the .official Nazi records and documents. By pooling what each one collected, American, English and French expert.? have been able to piece together a pretty detailed and intelligent record of everything that went into the; growth of Nazism and the prosecution of the war. There are some Important gaps, however. The Russians hold many of the official files and documents! These records have been moved out of Germany and what they contain and how complete they arc, nobody but the Russians know. They have flatly refused to discuss thu matter with the Alllled scholars. In the' last month of the war the .Americans O r • British. They may have concentrated oh this on purpose, to be able to hide forever the details of the agreement between Hitler and Stalin at the start of the wnr. The U.S. has made public some of the details which it had of this agreement several years ago. But the experts agree much of the Information re-jiams hidden. Included In the batch of missing records are uinny of the details or the eGrman attempts to get cooperation during the «;ar with Latin American countries, knowing how successful or unsuccessful such attempts were would be of extreme Importance to the State Department and military experts for future defense planning. As far as the German scientific records go, H is believed that America and Kngland broke about even with the Russians. In this field the grab went beyond records, to. .. to'"" "HIV UCJUUU 1CUU1U&, IU Important and incriminating papers the technicians and scientist? The were destroyed by high Nazi of- Russians probably got more inform- ticials. But their system of record ation about the developments of keeping was so efficient tt ended' German submarines, and more sub Up outsmarting them. In a great many cases carbon copies of destroyed originals have been located In different places. But it Is still impossible for the Experts to determine just what gaps exist because of papers being destroyed or which are due to the ' Russian hands. Difficult To Fill Gaps papers being in experts. But the Americans got more records and personnel in connection with German developments of guided missies. Now that the examination and use of the Nazi records Is well, under way and some phases almost finished, the Army has begun to worry about what to do with them for - permanent keeping. To look into German foreign office records and j this problem the Army sent one technical data on various scientific of the country's outstanding ex- developments, unfortunately, have' perts on records and archives man- the biggest gaps. It is believetiagement. Dr. Ernst M. Posner to Europe this summer. , -Knows The Ropea Dr. posner was well fitted for the Job. He formerly taught- archives administration In Berlin and now is with American university, teaching the subject in connection with U.S. and state governments. He found that the German historians ore eager to get all of these records returned to them as soon as possible. There are many things that they would like to : find out about w'nt went on inside the Nazi Party itself. Involved in the problem, of course, is the question of how and when all of this material will be made public. The great .bulk of It Is still classified and confidential information. Most, of it, however, only has historical Interest. It is expected that many of the original documents of .Interest to the Germans will be returned to them, and microfilm records kept for U.S. purposes. The German archivists with whom Dr. Posner discussed the problem were astonished to hear about the process of microfilming and the other advances which have been made in the handling of official records. Dr. Posner urged them to try- to make the science of keeping archives more alive than has been their habit. When he explained to them what the U.S. had done with the Freedom Train in the way of making vital historical records available to all of the people in the country, they were Impressed. They got Interested In some such project for Germany. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskfnc Johnson SEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA)—Two studios are after Charles Lindbergh for his life story. I'm willing to bel right now that he never gives his approval. The Lindberghs just bought a lodge at Aspen, Colo., where they'll be neighbors of the Gary Coopers. • * * George Jessel had dinner In Houston with Glenn McCarthy. Jewe Jones and Roy Cull en. The thrcsome Is worth about four hundred million dollars. "It was very Impressive," George to!d me. "The four of us were worth four hundred million and sixty dollars." • • • Utah's Chamber of Commerce is gloating. UI's "Sierra," story of California's mountain country, is being photographed in Utah. California's mountains weren't the type. • • • Ingrid Bergman's bad luck continues. Every critic in the country is panning her new movie, "Under Capricorn." "Stromboli" had better be good. . . . Eleanor Powell's return to the screen in a big dancing number for "The Duchess of Idaho" cancels her annual tour this winter. She's also set to sign with M-G-M for one film a year. Two - hundred - seventy - pound Buddy Baer is "The Working Girls' Clark Gable—because there is more of him to love." Pour hundred drivc- In theater girl employes just voted him the title. Bacr took it modestly. "I guess," he sMd, "U was bcc.iuse of »iy big ears." I sec the gills' point. The guy is handsome. In fact, he wns too handsome for a gangster role in a UI movio. They said he could have the role If he shaved off' his mustache, broke his nose and acquired a cauli- llower car. Baer said no thanks. But he's still nmazcd. "After all," he says, rubbing his chin, "I fought Joe Louis twice." Fooling the I'liblic -. At 34, Buddy has gray hair—"It makes people think I've got brains even if I haven't." He kiridingly Blames the gray hair on his fights -'ilh Louis. "And I," a friend once told me, "gi\t gray hair because I bet on you both times." Buddy is the new night club singing sensation. He's taking warbling seriously with X-ray scrutiny by Herbert Wall, who coached Nelson Etidy. Like his parody on "Buttons and Bows." it goes: "East or west let the fight game rest, "Because I'm tlrde o[ taking blows, "Gootlby old ring "I'd rather sing in smart cafes with swell floor shows, ! "While I've still got my buttons and nose." * » » "The White Tower" company is back from Europe, where Glenn Ford and Valli played love scenes at the 14,500 level on famous Mt. Blanc. Valli tells me she asksd for her release from her Selznick con- Iract five months ago but was turned down..She's still asking. Go West, Young \ Doris Day wants to do a western and Jack Warner has writers working on an Idea. ... A trade paper ran a photograph of Howard Dlms- tile. who wrote "Kiss for Corliss." But the caption and the story that followed was nil about Richard Wallace, who directed the film. Dlms- rtnle wired Wallace: "Sue your plastic surgeon. You now look Just like me." because she thought It wns unusual. I think you will agree that making a slnm against an opening two-bid is unusual. Very soon I plan to run n series of articles on Fred L. Karpin's McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By \VH'' l E. McKonney America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service Slam Made Against Opening Two-Kid Today's hand wns sent to me by Mrs. A. Pay ot Knoxvilte, Tcnn,, » 107532 + 632 *B5 *K 1076 432 VAB » AQ107 + None N W E S Dealer A AJS V None »K J854 A None *AK-QJ109 Rubber—Neither vul. South West North East 4 N. T. 5* 6+. Pass Pass Pass Opening—A S 3V 3* Double Pass 6.V 6 A Double Pas's ' 28. The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M.I>. Written "it NBA Service Every growing child should, have enough food but not too much. Also the diet should provlda the particular elements, such as minerals, vitamins and proteins, which are needed to produce satisfactory growth. Some children, however, refuse to eat the things their parents think they should and this often causes a great deal of distress and friction. With the purpose of giving a youngster. Just what he needs the well-meaning parents may overdo it and say "finish your milk, Johnny" so often that Johnny develops a desire to throw milk out the window every time- he sees it. If the parents were told at every meal that they had to eat their carrots,.they would feel the same way. If enough milk—or any other desirable food—is taken each week, It does not hurt to leave it out nee In a while. Children, as well as grownups, like some foods better than others. Although dislikes should not be ;ncouraged. it isn't always a good idea to Insist on a child taking some particular food too often or too regularly. PARENTS MAT NEED HELP ' In some cases overeating, underrating or complete unwillingness :o eat certain necessary or desirable foods Is a sign of som^ psychological maladjustment of the youngster. In such eases the parents may need help and may have to recognize that part of the diffi- :ulty may be within themselves. s erhaps they pay too much attention to the child, perhaps too little Quarreling at meal times or some other fault of which they may :hemselves be unaware may be responsible. It is rare for a child who has the opportunity of getting a varied and adequate diet to leave out the necessary foods for so long that any serious disease will result On the whole—but of course there are exceptions •— parents probably worry too much about the eating habits of their children. * • » 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 * • • QUESTION: Does lemon juice remove small moles on the face? ANSWER: Not as a rule. responses to the two-bid. Most of the good players today use ace- shwing responses to two-bids, but after the first response, there is some guess from there on, which Knrpln's new bid will help to eliminate. Today's hand Is an Ideal one for the two-bid, b.ecause South would like to find out whether or not his partner holds the ace of hearts or ace of diamonds. West elected to bid two spades', rather than double. Now what should North do? If he were using ftce-showi responses. North could not bid three hearts because that bid would signify that he held the heart ace. Many players would agree that North should have Jumped to four hearts, but In this case he simply bid three hearls. When East bid three ir»ides South vised the Blackwood four no trump convention. North certainly d(d not have n double of five spades —undoubtedly he doubled on his partner's bidding. South mnde s nice takeout In bidding six clubs. East also made n very nice bid of six spades. After doubling five spades, North certainly should not Russia Must Change Her \Yays IfA-Bomb Is to Be Outlawed IS Years Ago In Blvtheville — The Red Pepper .club of the city high school will have pep meeting at assembly period tomorrow in preparation for football game Friday 'night. The meeting will be in the form of a play, "victory will find the Way," with the characters Polly Ann Buck as Victory, Rouse Harp as Chickasaw, Uoyd Wise as Seminole, Mary Virginia Cutler as Defeat, Ralp Parrar n s victory's cruel father, Dorrine Coulter as the maid. New pledges for the year are: Evelyn Smart, Vlrgina Little, Elizabeth Ann Wilson, Nancy Kirschner, jane McAdams, Betty Lou McCutcnen, Mary Josephine Hall, Helen Harwell and Dorfs Wilson. For the seventh consecutive year the Red Cross is sending Christmas stockings and decoration kits to American troops at isolated posts abroad. have doubled six, since his opponents had bid six despite his first double. West hnd no problem at all In the play of the hand. He did not even have to ruff the heart, as It could be discarded on dummy's long diamond. Thus seven-odd was made agninst an opponent who had opened the bidding with a genuine forcing two-bid. By DeWIlt MacKenrie : ';* AP Foreign Affairs Anilyrt Russia's demand for International control of the atom bomb {which she now claims to possess, and quit* likely does), finds complete agree- mcnt among the Western powers- providing an acceptable method of eonrtol can be devised. However, there's nothing new In that. It's a statement which could have been made at any time since June of 1346 when the subject first came before the United Nations In f nig way. Bolb. sides call for control, but the trouble has been that the Soviet and the West have been as far apart as the nnlcs on what the controls should be. . ,! v '!« c °« r -His for the absolute prohibition of atomic weapons. Well and good—and three cheers by all concerned. However, the Russians want the destruction of p«s«jt atomic stockpiles before any c (di vention Is signed. They also insftj on the retention of the veto in matters affecting atomic control and this veto power could virtually nullify the terms of an agreement. Russians Not Trusted One of the hottest points of controversy is Moscow's Insistence that each nation—rather than a Unlt-1 Nations commission—should do Its own inspections to make sure that there are no violations. Well, I ask you! This old world of ours would indeed be a paradlss If all nations could be trusted to check on themselves. However, human nature still Is too tricky for that. You could trust It with hand grenades but In the matter of atomic bombs, "nyet," which U Russian for the veto. So the way things stand ther« can ue no agreement unless Moscow retreats from qualifications which the United States and 1U Western allies feel not only would nullify Its value but would create an extremely dangerous International situation. Pending the happy day of compromise. America Is losing no time In tightening up the military, economic and political unity of the Western world In view of the disclosure that Russia has succeeded In making an ' atomic weaoon. • US. Policy Enchanted Far from making a headlong rush to destroy her stock of atomic'. bombs. America Is going ahead T maintain .her advantage over the Soviet Union In atomic weapons. The partnership with Canada and Britain . In atomic development U to be strengthened. These moves are precautionary, however. Nobody Is looking for war now. The Western nations are a'nt lous for atomic control and there even is speculation that President Truman mi^ht send a message direct to Stalin urging a fresh,attempt through the United Nations to solve world problems,. including atomic control. , Meantime fvfoscow appears to bs fretting some propaganda value among her satellites 'from announcement that Russia possesses the atomic bomb. For .'example, in Czechoslovakia the army' newspaper Obrana Ltdu says this means that the Soviet "now has the crushing upper hand" in world power. The paper says it Is a warning to the warmongering West, and adds pointedly that It also fs a warning to Czechoslovak "reaction." This reference to "reaction" Is directed to the anti-Communist difficulties in that country. So far as the Western world is concerned, it is taking in' stride the disclosure that Russia has deverffc. cd an atomic weapon. That's 5* should be, for the consensus of military and governmental folk Is that there is no cause for panic. Three German Women Sentenced to Death RASTATT, Germany, Sept. 2B— M 5 )—Three young German women were sentenced to death yesterday for war crimes they committed In the Nazi's Ravensbrueck Concentration Camp for Women. The Germans, Maria.MInges, In- geeborg Schulz and Ruth Schumann, were convicted by a French war crimes court here. They a'erc former Nazi SS (Elite Guard) overseers at Ravensbrueck. HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted bird 7 It has a tail ,13 Aimless 3 United 4 North Dakota (ab.) 5 Departed 6 Portent 7 Number 8 Greek mountain 9 Red Cross (ab.) „ 10 Young goat 11 Accustomed 12 Strip 17 Great (ab.) 14 It is an bird 15 High card '16 Wine drink •18 May By 19 Mixed type SO Midway 22 Ruthenium (symbol) — 23 Within (comb.20 Agrees form) 21 Mo«rnect 25 Old 24 Torments 27 Observed 28 Cavort 28 Created ,29 While 30 Type measure >S\ Compass point 32Nota bcne <ab.) .33 Bearing 35 Summits 38 Formerly 39 Pen name of Charles Lamb 40 Artificial language 41 Manned 47 Measure 48 Finish : 50 Tart 51 Split pulse 52 Session 54 Distant 56 Appointments 57 Trapped VERTICAL 1 Hangs in folds 2 City in Wiscoi.jin 33 Simplest 34 Prcsser '•. 36 Sea robber 37 Navigated 42 Diplomacy 43 Fliers 44 French (ab.) 45 Trees 46 English ; statesman ' t 49 Measure of . duration , 51 Dung beetle- S3 Nova Scolia ' (ab.) 55 Parent ;

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 9,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free