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FAOBHX THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THZOOORHB xnra oa H. W. BAIKZ8, PubUiber JA10C L. VXRHOEFF Editor FAUI> O. HUMAN, AdvcrtUnt •ate XtttOBftl Admtidnt RepresenUUve*: Wtlbe* Wltmer do. New York. Chk»«o, Detroit, Kitemt u cecond etas matter «t the port- otttct »t Blythevule, Arkansas, under tct oi Contra*, October t, U17. BUbSCRIFTlOM RATES: By carrier In Uw dty ol BlythevUl* or any •uburb&n town when carriei aervto* to m&in- Uintd, Mo per week, 01 tec pel mootb • By mail, within a radius ol 60 mllei M 00 pel jear, $2.00 tot lU months, tl.OO for three months; b» mail outside 60 mil* cone *10.00 pa rear payable la advance, Meditations F«r we luww that U our earthly houM at thl> tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building Df God, aB hmue not made with handi, eternal id the heaven*. —II Corinthians 5:L * • • This proepect vast, what Is It?—weigh'd aright, TU nature'i system of divinity, And every student of the night inspires. Tis e!der scripture, writ by God's own Hand: Scripture authentic! uneorrupt by man. —Young. Barbs Chirity still begins at home but it takes an awful lot of trips abroad. * • * Indtu summer wilt brinj the days «h«n jou feel like goinf home ju»t before you settle down to work. * * * The Boy Scout idea of doing a good turn eould well be copied by a, lot ol motorist* we've Men. * * * Cider fa belnr put back to work—and a lot of H b zohv to be hard to sell. * * * More and more people are driving around worrying—about wrecking a new car. Proud of New School . Members of the Harrison High School Parent-Teacher Association are showing keen interest in the new brick and tile school building which is under construction on a site adjacent to the frame buildings which have been used for so long. These P. T. A. members are showing more than interest in their new building. They are showing pride and determination that it shall be made more beautiful by their own hands and dollars. The Negroes, whose children attend this school, have launched plans to raise funds from within the P. T. A. membership to purchase shrubs to be.used in beautification of the school grounds *fter the construction of the building has been completed. Such interest merits commendation from citizens of the entire community. Productivity Should Be On Single Standard In this age you can find statistics to back up almost any point of view • you care to take. And that's a sad comment on a way of life that must be nourished on sound factual information if it is to flower. As an example, note the current fact-finding inquiry in New York on the issue of the United Steel Workers' wage and pension demands. Led by Philip Murray, president of the CIO, the stee! workers' union presented a case rooted in the claim that steel wages have gone up far less in recent years than has worker productivity in the industry. The contention is, in other words, that steel workers are not being rewarded in keeping with their increasing contribution to production. Robert R. Nathan, well-known labor economist, appears to have marshaled the figures in support of the union's view. If the statistics are valid, they certainly strengthen the union's case. But along comes Dr. Jules Backman for the steel industry. He tells the fact- finders that steel workers' wages in recent years have shot up twice as much as has worker productivity. Almost the exact opposite of the union's claim »nd Backman has figures, too. Now there may be different ways of measuring productivity. But output per worker is a matter frequently crucial to wage disputes and there should b« some standard gauge for calculating it. The National Labor Relations Board, aided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, could determine such a measure. Set against an accepted standard, productivity has either gone up more than wages or it has not. It cannot do both. And we are frankly tired of being told, in effect, that it can. One might «rgue that it th« facU finder*' job to decide whether the un- ion'i or th« industry's claim is correct. Our belief it that the board should not have to weigh a matter that belongs in the realm of settled, known fact. Productivity should be as firmly established by some regular agency as is the Weather Bureau's report of yesterday's temperatures. Somebody once said of the Russians: "If it's documents you want, they are only loo happy to supply you with them in great number. All false, of course." Unless our leaders in government, business and labor make more judicious use of statistics in argument, they will bring down upon themselves the same sort of discredit the Russians earned by their phony documents. (An*.)' COUTUER NEWS Mad Money We stand as ready as the next man to make reasonable sacrifices to help our democratic allies abroad and promote world unification. But they can push us too far. One problem in military aid to Europe Is in co-ordinating different systems of weights and measurements. The French, for Instance, will nave trouble using American weapons, or in making repair parls for them, untes something is done toward co-ordination. of France's metric system and our own hybrid arrangement of Inches, feet and yards, plus some metric compromises (gun calibers etc.). . ' Now there's much to be said for the orderly metric system in comparison with our own. And the 24-hour method of telling lime—in comparison with our habitual double 12 arrangement- lias its advantages, as many Americans learned in the armed forces during the war. Our money system. If you rule out the two-bit pieces, is not loo far off the metric track. But If they're going to suggest any common currency arrangement that will Involve taking , over the British money system, the deal's oft. One real headache for Americans touring Britain Is leaning the intricate relationships among pence, tuppence, shillings, crowns, pounds, guineas and sovereigns. By the time you've unscrambled that omelet, you may have some Ideas of your own as to why Britain's in a financial mess today, if they try to foist any part of that system on the democratic world, we might as well start learning our rubles right away. —MINNEAPOLIS STAK VIEWS OF OTHERS Friends and Favors In his first day O f testimony before Senate Investigators, MaJ. Gen. Harry Vaughan did not demonstrate exactly what a presidential military aide is supposed to accomplish. He did give a precise idea of what his role should not be. No high crimes were laid to the white House assistant. Vauglmn's recollection failed to develop any personal benefit! resulting from his diverse activities in general merchandise. But the General's own words characlerize him as an official with a vague conception of public office. Vaughan conceded that he aided a-European trip for a perfume company (nothing extraordinary about it). He admittla accepting seven deep freezers for various officials from the same company (only an expression of friendship). He stated that he intervened to help get rationed materials for a race track (Just for a friend). He also said that he helped John Maragon, i live-percenter with a perfume account, and recommended him for an official mission (but he was another old friend and a "very energetic Individual"). Above all, Vaughan managed to recall that Maragon gave him $200 for Truman's 1946 campaign (but the General turned the money over to i campaign manager). What Is remarkable about this catalogue ol admissions is not just Vaughan's actions, but his excuses for what he did. These Indicate a foolish reliance on friendship and a complete Ignorance of political discretion. The uncritical use or influence always lends to arouse suspicion. And suspicion should never be brought near the White House. Vaughan best described himselt when he told why he tried to explain away the now lamous deep freezers as factory rejects, which they were not. "Some friends of mine who 1 had originally inlended to do a good lurn for were being embarrassed," he said, "and 1 did not wnnt my friends to be embarrassed." It might be assumed that Vaughan distinguishes sincere gifts from questionable ones in Icrnis of retail and wholesale prices. [1 he also seriously thinks of himself as a good fellow doing good turns for other good fellows ,he Is certainly not thinking of official good conduct. As for saving anyone from embarrassment, Vaughan has used his offices lo do the opposite. Last year he embarrassed the White House by gratuitously adopting the title of "Chief Armed Forces Aide." His generalship seems t o nave been employed on such occasions as when James V. Hunt asked him for tickets to an Army football ginie. While "Coordinator' of Vclerans' Affairs." Vaughan aided' racetrack construction though veterans were hunting for housing. The Senate testimony is & further embarrassment lo President Truman. It convicts Harry Vaughan of unfitness to be In a White House office. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY A married woman and a mother have jusi as much right to a career as a single woman. I don't think they neglect their homes, because with so many mechanical devices on the market they can do both.—Olive H. Huston, executive director ol the National Federation of Business and Prolcs- sional Women's clubs. » * « There urc few Jews left In Germany. They are Ihe subject of pity, not anii-Semitlsm.-Hcv Martin Nlemoelier. It's the Least We Can Do _FU1DAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 194 9 o-<*/ya ^ <sr <f(^?'^ «• \ N Washington News Notebook U.S. State Department Faces Gamble Of Major Proportions in the Far East NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NBA)— In shaping a new American foreign wllcy towards China, the u. S. Stale Department may be sucked on a tremendous gamble. Over-slmplyfying, there are said o be two courses of action for he United States to follow. Both n valve great calculated risks. One to fight Chinese communism— upportlng the Nationalist govern- nent as long as it lasts and supporting the idependent warlords of Vest China—even if this involves merican officers and men in what s. after all, China's civil war. The second course of action is o try to separate the Chinese Com- unists from Moscow. This is where he really big gamble comes in. At one time during the war there ay have been an official belief hat they were merely "armed De- I mocrats," as Republican Gen. Pat I lurley once called them. But no j U.S. official kids himself about hat any more. The Chinese Commies are now recognized as all-out Stalin line. i There is a certain tendency among some China experts to under- stlmate the power of the Chinese Communists. There is a belief that, nevitably. the Chinese Communists eaders will make the same mis- akes that Chiang Kai-shek and he Chinese Nationalists made. Communist military successes have ;one to their leaders' heads. They ire over-extending their lines. They are spreading themselves too thin. They are taking in more territory ' than they can police or administer. Can Russia Feed China? China has never been able to grow enough food for her own people. Sooner or later, it is believed that the Chinese Communists will have to ask for foreign aid—food, cotton, petroleum, machinery. Whether Russia can supply this aid is doubtful, in vie*- of Russia's apparent Inability to furnish such supplier in Eastern Europe. The supply of food will have to, al Chinese ports for trade, the 1 furnishing of lechnica! assistance | for agriculture and manufacturing j I h e reopening of missions a n d I schools, the re-establishment or U. j S. information services. To carry off this policy successfully will require infinite patience. The American desire for results-quick—will have to be sup- -,s the essence of this ricy no* bL... 0 ,._,.„....„ Old China hands like to say that no Chinaman is capabel of any deep a ,id lasting convictions on any subject. This seems to be the basis for the opinion sometimes expressed, that the Chinese will not long stay Communist. It is also basis for the belier that Chinese history will repeat^that the civil servants, the war lords, the bankers, the smugglers and the grafters will eventually take over the communist revolution and make it theirs in the same way they look over Chiang """' * '' first communist revolu- tion. Cards .May Be Stacked An American policy relying on such developments might fail. The western world gambled that the original Russian Bolshevik revolution of 1917 would fail. It hasn't yet. There is a fierceness and a discipline about communism that should not be underestimated, anywhere. Not even in China. The alternative policy of going to war against Chinese commur.^m Is criticized, on the ground that it has been tried nnrt it didn't work. The Chinese Nationalist government which the United States backed wasn't ^strong enough to defeat the Communists. Whether the United -States backed that government heavily enough Is now a moot question. There is one school of thought intirely with the t The other side of that argument is that the Chinese Nationalists are entirely to blame, for not following sound advice to reform their government, stabilize their economy, not to try to fight military campaigns they couHln't possibly- win. There is a moral in this, perhaps, for the British, the Dutch, the Greeks or any other country now receiving American aid. The United Ftatcs cannot keep on indefinitely doling out dollars to fight communism unless there is full co-operation from the people and the governments receiving' these benefits. IN HOLLYWOOD By Krsfclne Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA>—Six years go I wrote a column titled, "After Television What?" It seems more timely now than ver. So here It is again: "Science is ma-aa-;..r-vei!oiis." the )un£ lady remarked, "ain'r. it. 5 4 mean .the things they can do with hat .'tuff. Whafll the-, think of lext? Now you take my cousin. The uietest little fella you eve: f.tvr. r ou wouldn't think he knew any- "But is he brilliant! Honestly. Homer simply makes nr, head swim. "There I was the other day in s laboratory. He. shows me this new invention of his. He says. How'd you like to see the biy riend?' I says, 'Sure.' So 'hat do ou think? "He turns a couple r'. little knobs. nd. bingo, there's ,J. r standing ifeihl beside me," "Television?" T avkrrl politely. "Television?—Naw. That's old stuff. Homer's rot snmrlhin? you have to sec. In believe. He say* % couple of other scientists arc rklns on Ihr i.imr thine anrf he's tryinr to eel a patent before, they do. No klfldlns, ll'j ju,l a question of time." "What is?" 1 a.'ked * "Look." the youns lady cxplaln- d. "First they imer.t The telephone o send Ihe human voice and everybody Ihinks it's wonderful. Then hey send the human voice without •ires. Thai's radio They the niracle of Ihe are. latest ami rjrcnlc-,1 •Thi< guy Fdi.'.on has Invented the novies. So they combine the two nd what do they gel? Television. They can send talking pictures any ilace they want to. with Ihc speed if li^ht. Civihzitlon thinks It's rcal- y cot something, nut wait. Now omcs my cousin Homer, •He doesn't .send JU.M pictures and olces—he sc-nd.-, people" "Real people.?" I repeated. "Yeah. He calls it Tclcsub.'iUntl- lion. It means somclhlnn about, nding real substance, llcsh and blood. How he does it, don't ask me. B;it I tell you it's just a question n! lime till there's a Telesnbstan- tiation set in every home." "N"-.-» look here." I said. "How r^n your co'.Lsin Komer send real "I told you you sot to sec it to j believe it." the young lady s?id. "All j I know is that it has something to 'rto with the atom. First Homer breaks you down. Then he sends y--'i out in atom form—on the heam yon understand, and then the re- rcivin^ set pleks you up, reisse-nh- j le* you. and puts you wherever Homer wants you t/> be. "It's something like they do with words on the loletvne—lireak "em down inlc, electrical imnulses, send 'cm out. and then renssemhfe 'em Inlo words again. Only Hn- PIT il-n't use wires. Ain't it wonderful?" "Bvit " I objected, "what will that do 'n the movies?" "Oh. Ihe movles'll he old-fashioned iJko television. If you w.-ni* to ree Poh/* r t Tavlor. t>'tv'll send you IVher! Taylor in person." • n«ii what'll he have to say nboui "Well, thev n-*v him. don't they? TD! he nil in his dav's work," "Rut the. exHihlt-rs." I protested, "li will ruin tv-e.aters." OnH- One at n Time? "N'ot ri->h! away." ."he s-'ld. "You -e« H'Tner's only pot (t so, they rnn ln-t r-e.vl Poberl T^vlor opt oner P' * time PO If 1h« Triages are tro- i- ^ lo IT! the mo-t out nf him, he'll hnye fr> he -rnt to the^'er*. where n lot rf neiT)le can see hi'T]--nnf| even »et his auiooranh. nut Homer's woT'/'nrr on an l^nroved morte! now TV' 10011 he'll he rh!e to senrt oM thousand* of Pobort Tnvlors. hv |'-r <tm.tir-t.liu the atoms in mxv i "T'is." I salrl weikly. "is te.r- I "Thf*.- 1 t1<c Irulv snld. "I* pr'-press Ami you hnvrn'l heard the half of I See HOLLYWOOD on l'»«c 9 McKENNEY ON By William E. McKinnry America's Card Authoritv V.'riltcn for NKA Service Dubious Hand Made Out of Sheer Luck I had the pleasure rrrentlv of meeting the attractive June Williams, who is now Mrs Fred Kaplan. She was a dancer and for t.wo years was. with Warner Brothers in + AQ Rubber—Both'vul. South West XorlH p ls j 2 X. T. Pass 3 N. T. F> dis Opening—id 2 , California, and also at Earl Carroll's Club. Then she came to Nrw York and appeared at the Copacabruia. Her next engagement took her to the Colonial Inn in Florida, where _ she mrt Fred, and .shortly after- S \vnrd.s they were married. I Kaplan Is an attorney in New York and Is perhaps one oi the most J colorful bridge players in the coun- ; try. Hi.s control ;U the bruise t^ble I dfxs not always make the piealost ' nunilxT of friends for him; nevcr- lhelr-s you can ahvays expect a lot of action when you kibitz Kaplan. ] Hecen'Jy he was playing it', a bridge pnnie anci his wife \v;is <me iof hi-, kibitzers. Today's hand wits ! Iho last one o! the session. After Binning the opening lend of the ! ilcuce of spades with the kiiijj. K:<p- Inn thought for some time. What i pl^-y '.vould you make at thLs jK>int I Kaplun'a play was the queen of Dual Meaning of Word 'Statism' Is Certain to Cause Confusion Sunday School Lesson iiv \vii.r.iAM u. nir.Koy, ». n. Jesus ami His disciples were thoroughly versed in the Old Testa- mciu Scriptures. The Old Testament was their Bible, and Christ declared that He had not cotne to destroy, but to fulfill. The quotations from the Psalms In the New Testament ore many and varied, but there Is to be found a special interest In tracing ami Indicating certain parallels, which constitute New Testament enrichments. Read the 23rd. or Shepherd Psalm, then turn to the loth chapter of John, and read of the Good Shepherd. Here, the Lord who i« the shepherd is personified in the Christ, who actually gave His life for the sheep. The Psalm come.s to it.s richest experience and fulfillment in the gcnlle, loving Master, who made the supreme sacrifice, in a love that could not fail, or rest, while one sheep was lost, though ninety-nine might be safe. The Parable of the Lost Sheep is a part of the shepherd story. Next la this, the most striking parallel between the Psalms and the New Testament is in setting alongside the 4Gth Psalm the closing verses in Paul's eighth chapter of Romans. That 46th Psalm might be expressive ol the faith that we need in this atomic age. Apart from all outward differences the times and situation out of which that Psalm came are remarkably like our own. In the world of the atomic bomb and the threat of its use in war, discounting all the worst predictions of what might happen, we know that a peril of dire destruction has settled down on peaceful communities that hitherto had little to fear. Vast cities might be wiped out with little recovery or survival. That, in a way, was precisely the situation of the man of faith who wrote that Psalm. The Idea of a: atomic bomb was many centuries away, but very similar, and. perhaps even more real than ours, was the danger constantly besettin" people living in that-little land of Palestine, situation between the great ancient empires warring for conquest and world mastery. Again and again it was overrun, its people destroyed, dispersed, or carried into exile. The Northern Kingdom was •shattered beyond restoration. It was. therefore, n'o merely poetical sentiment when the Psalmist «Tote: "God is our refuge and strength; therefore will not we fear." and went on to declare his courage of faith, though his whole world should be destroyed. Turn now to the 8th of Romans Here, in the conclusion of a long chapter Paul lists firsts of all the possible experiences of trial and suffering, and then all possible powers and forces, and he says that none of these things shall be able to separate 11.5 from "the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." This might be termed the faith of an atomic age. How can we get it? I think by living with those who have it, and above all by so living with the Christ of the New Testament that He becomes to ns as He did to Paul, the most secure fact of all life and time * By DeWIti MacKenzle Al> Foreign Affairs Analyst These ccrtainlj are fast moving tunes in which 7e live-so fast, in lact, that freqipntly fixed ideas which we hold cue day KO up in smoke willi the norroiVs dawn. "hat set your columnist off ou '.)''? mclllncll oly thought. Is the con" c lon that has arisen as a result IMS""! <icfl """ n "' l ! ie wor<1 wn plaints recently In the writ- Ings of several nolllicai observers. 75 Years Ago In Blythevillc Dick White son of Mr. and Mrs Floyd White had the boys in his block in to cat hamburgers with him on Thursday celebrating his birthday. It was an informal -- w ..i,n, n j. Al , vv.ts an mforma affair with the four boys having clubs. One of the best players in the country, sitting West, did not cover the king. Now there was no way to prevent him from making his contract. Kaplan has been teaching his wife how to play bridge and when this hand was over lie turned to her and said, "Darling, if you always make three no trump on a hand like this, you will never have to make eyes at me to have me love you." of Vi . , " S . brou s' rt U P on the nVf m U P on e definition which is given in my unabridged Webster: "Belief In a state government as n a republic, in contrast with be- hcf in communism or a Soviet government." Now, without warning, wo find this definition reversed by min folk, because of its corrpar recent usage in re?' Icted but proi inent circles. Some of our dinio mats in Washington ,» vc nccn ~ using it. and the preside* of Co lurnbia University (Genen! Eisen bower, that it' lias employed it at least .-ice in recent spe-ches Word Given Opposite Mianlnn It would be interesting to kiwv just when the "reverse English" was put on the old definition of "statlsm." 1 noted its use in Wash ingion maybe two years ago and since then it has cropped up on numerous occasions. Faced with two defiiltlons 1 turned to the dloclonar? depart ment of Punk and Wagialls hers in New York for light on the subject. I was told that the new definition has Indeed come Into us» and that the house's "Men Collece Standard Dictionary" defines stat- ism as follows: First meaning: "A lhco:y of government which holds thst the returns from group or individual enterprise are vested in tin state aj in communism." Secondary meaning: "Loosely adherence to slate sovenignty, ai in a republic." • Well, there you are. You can par your money and take you- choice Hie trouble with two oppised definitions Is that confusion rr.ust arisa unless the context of tlu speech or article makes clear wlich definition is being employed -^ Oilier Political Terms Confuslni'P Of course "statlsm" Is only ons or the words (maiir of them political) which have undergone changes since the war. Take that term fascist," for exanple. Originally that applied only to the political doctrine developed by Mussolini But because Mnssolni created fascism to combat conmunism. Moscow started to us. "fascist" as synonymous with 'anti-commun- Thus gradually "fscisl" has become a generic term among Com- mtm,st_ for anyone or anything which is in oppoHtior lo commun- r S n' I''"'' 5 R fact ™ ic!l a M or oik don't reco ? nlze in employing this widely used wore ' Then Ihere is that ridiculous word "liberal" which has ceased to hijve any rntr.nin s at m !K em|)Ioy . ed to characterize beliefs. And so It goes but what are we gong to do about it? Not a thing, excepting to let out an occasional wal as we encounter confusion. For vords will change with changing tines. fnfm th -"'I! 5 ' mor;l1 wc mn tlrsw £ m i ' S that wc 5nan bc smart o make sure -,,y unusual word we use is made clear by ou- context. If we don't we're likely to fi<A ourselves calling somcbod, out W his mine jvlthoiit meaning it. Georgia is the United" staleV largest producer of kaolin, tor "e «s_a_paper anc^chii la clay Matrons Bridge Club and their husbands with a dinner and bridge at heir home on Tuesday n) g h t. In Ihe games played Mrs. IDIrfe Crawford won high rcore prize for the adics anrt Doyle Hendeison for the men. Mr. and Mrs. E. F. • Belt will go to Charleston. Mo., tomorrow for the Southeast. Missouri photographers Couvc-ition of which they ore members. Scot Music-Maker HORIZONTAL, J DepiclcU n.usical instrument SBxamine accounts 13 Made use of 14 Senseless 15 Soak flax 16 Type of beer 18 Musical direction 10 Unit 20 Stalks 21 Owns 22 Greek letter 23 Id cst (,ib.) 24 Transmit 27 Window pai t 20 Measure of area 30 Boy's nickname 31 Pronoun 32 Hebrew de'ly 33 Merganser 35 Expensive 38 Company (ab.) 31 Down 40 Mineral rock 42 Frill 47 Fabulous bird 48 Paving substance 49 Different 50 Exist 51 Scale 53 Birds 55 Pays attention 56 Meditates VERTICAL 1 Nobles 2 Thoroughfare ) Entrance in fence 1 Mixed lype 5 AilmcnLs. 6 Fuel 7 Rim 8 Times fl Nqt (prefix) III ItusJi 11 Involve 12 Prickly herb SI Confidence !; i.ypc measure 3G Worshiper ^' Titl e 37 Alcove 2b Putted Lake 2 'Pl;mt .12 Steals MUnoccilpifd 43X010 of- JSllis popular Clniclo's scale with the H Hew •15 Demigod 'lii "Emerald * Isle" 47 Chest r.itll?: S3 Medical director '.'ib^ 55 HypotheLcai force

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