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!; • yAwtnt . /THE BLCTHE71LLE COURIER NEWS •na oocnum MEWS oo. •.• W. KAINW, Publisher JA1CM L. VXRHOETF Editor PAUL D.' MITMAM, Adrtttiilni Manager MtttoajJ Advertising R*p'r*MnUtlvet: Witm« Co,- Miw Vork, Ohkajo, Detroit Cntand u wcoad elut matter »t the po«t- •ftie* at Bljth»»iU», Arkuiw, under act ot Con- October », U1T. ilembtr « Tb» AuocUted Presj 8UK4ORIPT10M RATES: By e*rrler In the city ot BlythevUJe ci »ny iuburb*n town where carriei service tc main. Ulned, 20c per week, 01 85o pet month Mi null, withlri k radius of SO miles 14.00 per yt*r, 13.00 Jor «U months, *1.00 tor three month*; by null outside SO mil* lent. tlO.OO per ye»i payable In advance. Meditations i < An* thr fruil! that, they soul lusted after are 4ep«ried from (bee, and all things which were. .- dainty and foodly are departed from thce, and * thou shalf find them no more at all — Kevelalloa 18:1*. • * '* The human soul Is like a bird that Is born In a cage. Nothing can deprive It of Its natural lorig- , Ings, or obliterate the mysterious remembrance of its heritage. — Epes Sargent. Barbs •For trailer owners, let's change It to "Home, ,.»wlft Home.' • . * ' * * Brook trout lose 2.6 per cent of their length in death, science says. Oh, well, fishermen stretch • them, »jiyw»y. • * * ; The downfall of many a married man comes from too much upkeep 1 i . • . * * A caddy wu CHfhl carrying m. tun on a golf — course. Golftri should ipeclly the number at their ihootlof iron*. , Kor» thin 8,000,000 poitcards and stamped •nvelopw trt soli each year Jn the U. 8. of these, about half tervt u pocket linings for forgetful htuoands. School Vote Spells Support for Planners The overwhelming endorsement of the Blytheville school program by the , electors who went to the polls Tuesday means more, perhaps, than any other on* factor in the future for education .In Blytheville. While hours upon hours of planning • by school administrators and members , of the school board were necessary in advance of the election^ in order that th> program might be presented for approval or rejection, the whole program would have been junked by an adverse vote. But the results were otherwise and the program was endorsed by a margin of 34 affirmative votes for each one in opppsitiqn. The turnout of electors might have been greater, but this in all probability would only have increased the ration by which the school officials' acts "were endorsed. Much remains to be done before the new Blythevilie high school can open its doors but Tuesday's election gives the planners assurance that they can proceed with confidence that the final results will be in keeping with what school patrons want and should have. While the first units of the new higk school will not solve the whole problem, the district dirctors are to be commended for planning the project on a unit • basis so that additional buildings, or annexes can be added according to a plan when funds are available. Futility of Long Drawn Out Printers' Strike Is Apparent Two months short of two years from its start, the printers' strike against five Chicago newspapers has ended. Inasmuch as the walkout ranks with the longest on record, it's fair to ask what it was all about and how it came out. Several issues were at stake when • the 1500 prnters left their jobs on Nov. 24,1947. Wages and the closed shop were the biggest. The typographers' union sought a $14.50 a week wage hike, [n the final settlement, it accepted a publishers' offer of 510 a week instead—the offer having been made in March of this year. Actually, however, the closed shop question loomed considerably larger at the time the strike began. The Taft• Hartley act, -then in effect only a few months, bans the closed shop But for many years this arrangement had been a customary feature of prnters' union contracts. The union insisted it was seeking a legal contract within the terms of Taft., 'Hartley. The publishers contended, however, that the printers really wanted to continue the closed shop, either by "sub- ter/uge" language in the contract or by working without any formal contract at ail. The publishers balked and the printers walked out. In the ensuing 22 months the newspapers suffered little damage, because they were able to continue publishing through the use of a photo-engraving process called varityping. Thus the burden of the strike was virtually all on the other side. The workers lost an estimated £13,000,000 in wages. Some 400 pulled up stakes and took jobs in other cities, which meant moving expense and other dislocations. The cost to the union in strike' benefits, lost dues and court expense is figured at $11,000,000. in 1948 a federal District court ruled that the union's contract procedures relating to the closed shop constituted a violation of the Taft-llarlley law. The union was enjoined from further seeking at'ler the closed shop goal, and later was held iii contempt of court for continuing its,allegedly illegal practices. The National Labor Relations Board has not yet spoken its mind on whether the union violated the law. But whaU ever its ruling, it would be subject to later review by an appeals court. And, the lower court's altitude casts consider-' able doubt (hat the union would win such a test. The fact is that the district court's decision effectively removed the closed shop as a strike issue. But the stoppage nevertheless went on for many months more. Why? The only conclusion that seems to make sense is that the union officials hoped to gain wage concessions to offset their defeat'on the closed shop. A victory on wages could have been trumpeted loud enough to drown out any reminders of the earlier setback. But it never came: the union settled finally on the publishers' terms. The wage controversy was not so thorny that it needed 22 months for settlement. The closed shop was the real cause of the protracted strike. And on that point the unioji's weakness was a moral one. If the federal court is correct, the union has sought to flout the Taft-Hartley ban on the closed shop. Failing to obey the law is no fit response in a democracy. If anyone believes a law is bad, he ' may work for its amendment or repeal -' or seek.a court test. He ha s no other recourse. To ignore the law or break it is ;to deny the worth of the system by --which laws are made and changed in the United States. It is for Congress— not the printers' union—to decide w he- ther the closed shop ban shall remain in force. —-„.-" ' Views of Others An Idea! and a Trend No President could be expected to appoint anyone, no matter how well qimlified, to the Supreme Court known in advance to oppose cherished portions of his program. Barring that; every 'President should be expected by the nation he heads to select for these all-Important posts only those of the very highest nuallficatlons-fluailll- calions of Integrity, legal training, and judicial temperament. With full recognition that the practical problems of an office which is at once political as well as executive make the ideal difficult of accomplishment, we hold that ideal should never be lost to view. And we would measure a President's selections against it first, and only then against the expediencies of the accompanying situation. It is wilh this In mind that we cannot wholly endorse the elevation of Judge Sherman ,\unton to fill the place left vacant by the passing of Justice Wiley Rutledge. We do not assess It In Isolation. This appointment like that ol former At torney General Tom Clark had strong political overtones, and they have come in sequence within a short space of time. We trusr Judge Mlnton and Mr. Justice Clark will rise to the stature of their great responsibilities as have several similar appointees But tlic two selections together move the locus trom Uio persons to a trend. And It Is a trend, an outlook against which we would speak out. As for Judge Minton htmsclf-we- rcogntec his ability, his eight years' record on the federal bench, the very evident esteem In wninh his tor- mcr colleagues In the Senate hold nlm and wo wish him well In the new and distinguished post which undoubtedly will soon be his. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR O THEY SAY I'm profoundly grateful for the President's confidence In mc . I hope I may prove worthy and I shall endeavor to the best ol my ability to do so.—Federal judge Sherman Mlnton, new Supreme court nominee. * » • Sine the emergency powers act could be made into law quickly from the clralt of the one available, the exports in Ihc field of mobilization planning consider the task of balancing potential resources and requirements more urgent than netting legislation on tli statute books. Dr. John Steelinan. acting chairman, National Security Rc- tources Board, '_ FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 80. 1949 Patient Little Animal, Isn't He? Washington News Notebook Top U.S. Navy Officials Seem Corrfent ™!lf° SS TocW "f9 Unification Issues a solemn-faced, inconspicuous man leaves the side entrance of the Mayflower Hotel and walks briskly two blocks to St. .Matthew's Cathedral, when the dawn Mass is fini ished he walks back to the hotel usually arriving just In time to ;et the first breakfast served In :he dining room. An hour before :he mobs of government workers lain Co:ini.c'lciit Av'e. on their way lo work,'this'man has been wlrUJtcd down that famous street in a Ion; black limousine to his daily chor*i Few men have ever come 'to Washington to lake as hot a job ru [his man has, and remain so anonymous In it. It has made him a" sort of man of mystery. He Is Francis Patrick Matthews, secretary of the Nav/. Mystery surrounds Matthews because he could .be the key man in solving some of the crucial unification problems which have orei atcd pandemonium In the Pentagon. Yet nobody knows anything about him. Some of the questions which high and low military men alike now spend hours discussinc Include: "Is Matthews Just a 'ves' man for Secretary of Defense John-' S .T u ' Is hc>R " out 'or the Navy?" Is he a gaoa enough leader to restore ° thc shattered LearnJnc * Lot IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — The iltz Brothers are back In movie avor following their smash hit* in in eastern night club. Fox wants hem for a picture and so does JI. ... Joan Fontaine writes 'me rom Cnprl about a love scene ihc played with Joseph Cotttm for a cene In "September." They shot he scene in a native fishing boat. Everything was fine except Hint the mall bo»i leaked and. said Joan, our feet were wet all during the cnder performance." ] Barbara Stanwyck's brother lias aunched - a movie career. Plays a bit role In "Task Force.". . . .Jimny Dorsey has joined brother Toin- ny on the wagon. It had to happen icpt: Joan Davis has sound en- linecrs drawing a television room or her new home. C Fred MacMurray wears a liantl- sor.-e Panama hat for most of fits scenes in "Borderline." He wns miphtly particular about the hit. cherished It carefully through trie picture and locked it In his dressing room every night. He to«k somo Mddlng about it and finnlly came up with an explanation: J "First movie Job I ever li.ti) was an cxlra In a picture slar- rlii/t nixie (Crosby) and Sue Carroll (I,acld). Tllc.v tolc 1 me rj liavc to have n slraw liat. ! houclil me for 50 cents. I had lo biiy this one, loo, only II cost me sl\ly bitrlis." ¥ * * • • ' The Alan Young baby Is due In four weeks, with Alan 'winding up an easter tour at Ihc same tlrtc so he can fly back for the nverit. . . . Aside lo Alan l.ndd and Vic Mature, who are competing these days In (lie male chest art dcpt.: Clark Gable takes off his shirt In "Key to the city." j "WORKINO" TOO H.MU) ! Jane Powell's fiance. Gcnrv stef- fen. makes his film rtebut iiV'Nancy OOM to Hlo." He'll appear la tiie x ,• -«....,.; for htm on Navy facts, figures and traditions He has visited, Wcsl Coast bases seen; the academy at Annapolis made slops at several East Coast shipyards, made a quick trip to I earl Harbor and took a brief ex. curston on a big- carrier. From morning to night, between trips teams of specialists from every branch of the Navy have made presentations to him about their duties. Jobs and problems. He Quizzed them and pumped them so thoroughly that .when they left they usually felt as though they'd had an old-fashioned police grilling. As Matthews' puts It. "If you're Koine to boss an outfit you've got lo know something about it." He thinks he knows enough about it now [o -tart some bossing In earnest. Once every Ihree weeks Matthews has gone to the White House to sec the President, with Johnson and other defense officials. At each visit Mntthews has had more to say and his opinions have been listened to more respectfully. The character of his daily meetings with Johnston and his affable undersecretary Dan Kimball, have changed. They'have discovered that his mild mnrmer is deceptive and that he's capable ot a sharp retort, blunt answers nnd spirited debate on many occasions. Officials who hnvc sat In on those- meetings report that Mat- abilittes of naval officers he Impressed Matthews "I was astounded By Ersktne Johnson SEA Staff Correspondent grand finale, kiss Jann and walk: off with a paycheck for Ills "work." . . . . Ethel Barrymore's classic remark. "I've never seen myself on the stage—why should I see myself on the screen?" is passe. She had a special screening of "The Red Danube" and says it's favorite film role. her Bonita Granville am! Jack Wrather are moving Ihelr permanent home back from Texas to Hollywood. Wrnthcr is filming the Cardinal Mlnc'szenty story, "Guilty of Treason," and has decided to conccntate on t otion pictucs rather than oil wells. Clinrlcs Bickfonl was Ihe pcopl-'s choice for the Mindszonty role—and got It • » • Dick Haymes gets the biggest money guarantee and percentage o any artist- to play the Coconut Grove when he opens there Oct. 4 , . . Ben Gage quietly Is tnklnz dramatic lessons to prep for his t!'"i career. He's already tested for » top part In Warner's "After Midnight." • * » Arthur Blake was discussing film "tie cycles with Rupert Hughes. "The Ircnd that annoys me," salil Bhlic, "is Mi.' 'Mollicr Was a Freshman' or 'Mivllicr Was Tlifs or Thai' cycle. If U keeps up, .McCarthy's picture based on Adam antl Kve probably will be rrtlllrd: " '.irotlicr IVaj a Rib.' " Talking about a certain actor. Dick Wessons cracked: "He's Ihc best proof that all -oil have to do In today's show business Is show up." to find in the Navy the great number ot top-caliber executives among the officers, who could be earning S30000 a year or more In private business," lie says. "The loyalty to their service which keeps such men of outstanding ability and background in uniform has been a real revelation tn mp His habit of working late which he got into as an attorney and businessman in Omuha. worries him now. 'I used to be able to work until 8 or 9 In the office alone " he explains. "Now when I stay laic five people who should be home living norrnal lives have to hang around too," he says. "I've been trying to get away as close to 5'30 as possible and take the work back to tiie hotel." He doesn't think Washington can hold a candle to Omaha as' a place ,,°, iT e '.* nd: Is ""Impressed with Washington's highly touted social life. Hfa wife and unmarried daughter have spent the summer vlsltinR their fo-jr other married daughters Mrs. Matthews' Is coming to tovv permanently soon and they plan to stay In their smaK apatment in the Mayflower. "We've got one perfectly good house In Omaha and that's enough for us," he reasons. The biggest kick Matthews gets out of the Job Is being able to tak- old friends from Omaha, who han- pen to drop into town, on the yacnt Sequoia, which Is assigned to him for dinner. The officers who have worked most closely with him appear well ^^^^etar^of McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By E. .tlcKrimey America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Faulty Reasoning Loses Good Double Charles Sanders of New York City won sufficient points at the recent national tournament fn Chi- Theodorc Roorwlt oiicc s.ild. "In the Whitehonse you do not live; you are Just Exhib A." Tournament—E-W vu! South West North Eist I » Double 4 4 5 ^ Pass 6 + 6 * Double Opening—* 3 3f . cago to become a life master. Sanders is a businessman, associated wilh Benso nnd Hedges, and bridge is really a pastime M him. Not many people get as much fun out of the game of bridge as he does In commenting on the bidrtin" of today's hand, Sanders thought that West might have tried a bid of six clubs over five diamonds; but it Ls doubtful it East and West could have arrived at a safe seven diamond conlract. North's Jump to Jour spades crowded the bidding a llltle lo much for Uicm. Snrters <SontM Irumpel the opening le.irt ol the three of diamonds. led Hie live of spanes to dummy's ac* and came back to his own hand by playing a spade to the king. Now he led the king of hearts. West Another 'Widow Simpson' Gets Attention in British Circles Sunday School Lesson By William E. Gllroy, D. D. During coming weeks many Sunday Schools will be studying lessons In the Prophets, particularly in Isaiah and Jeremiah. Many readers of this column are not In Sunday Schools, and the comment offered here will not be directed to particular lessons, but rather with the purpose of making the prophecies In- lellisible and helpful, through presenting their setting and background, their significance for their own time, and their permanent value and teaching for us. Such background preparation is essential for inlelligcnt study. This comment may therefore be helpful for teachers and scholars, as well as for general readers of the Bible. No one can read much In the ancient prophecies of Israel wiih- oul realizing that they present many difficulties in understanding and interpretation. This Is hot sur- for many eminent scholars * Thats quite a tempest which lias been worked up In the Inter/nation- 01 .teapot oy«r the : announcement al ^ -'-/-v- wr^i uiu aunuuucement (hat the young Marquess 'of Mil. ford Haven, cousin of Britain'. Kins George VI. U betrothed to a New York divorce*— the char piiams, lui niHiiy eminent scholars «« me amir of the marquess have spent lifetimes in the most < Mrs. Simpson nnd nobody cl'c. This engagement Is In part' an answer to the 'old' query "What's m » name?", since a nosey world In. eviUbly recalls that it was another American divorcee named Slmnaon for whom .Edward VIII (now Dtfte of Windsor) abandonee! his throne In 30. During fi le memorable years since then the Duchess of Wlnd&or nas found no welcome at Buckingham Palace. Britain's royal farnUy has followed tradition in maintaining thumbs down on divorcees who rarely, if ever, have been received even at the largely attended rpval court.-;. : '^fe> Of courw there Is little slmiiSl-' y between the present case and that of the abdicating Edward'™ deed, many folk are finding Justin. cation In the idea that after all It's the affair of the, marquess and meticulous examination of every word and reference, and the widely _ . ..— u tllv , n , vltlj ..^ns..^, uju la[ ; L remains that /.inert and conflictm? conclusions the royal house long has lived bv a to wliich they have come only em- prety austere code havinn in minrt phaslze the difficulties of the av- " .""vmg in mind - - -J ...V»H* B 111 U1UIU tiiat It belongs to the empire and is the symbol of solidarity. And this has pleased the British public ..^.i. w, «..j t^LEiu, iMui ujesu uuii- which, without meaning to intrude elusions and disputations, but In on Private prerogatives, has placed *hn ,r,W. f *t „!,„„.._.•,,-_ ..... .-.. era^e reader. It would be impassible to deal here to any extent with midst of obscurities and controversial matters, many clear and outstanding things appear. It is, after all, that are most Important, and because of these that the prophecies have lived; and it is with these that we shall chiefly deal. A prevalent view of the prophet? lias been that they were foretellers, or predictors, of things to come. More widely today is the tendency to think of them as forlhtellcrs, as preachers to their own age and time. It is my own view that they were foretellers, as well as forlhtell- ers, but I disagree with those who see In the Hebrew prophecies a plan or all the ages, a- foretelling of what has been In history and of what is yet to be. It is questionable whether the prophets had any such miraculous foreknowledge, or revelation, into the far distant future. What they possessed, ratKc-r, was an understanding of cause and effect In the moral and spiritual realm, nd in the affairs of men and nations, kin to tiie scientist's ppraisal of causes and forces in the physical world. When they saw Israel nc elect ing God's call, turning to ways of idolatry, permitting and practicing social evils and Injustices, they knew that disaster and judgment were sure to follow. And they were bold and courageous .in raising their voices in : warning /and 'In exhortation, though their message was not'popu- lar, and :too often brought upon them persecution,'-imprisonment and death. - • •' No'people at any time. Including peoples of today, have ever been willing to face unpleasant facts. It Is easier to gloss them over with easy and pretentious optimism. It is here that the great prophet* have still for today their messages of warning and Judgment, I hope to bring something of this to bear upon the L«ues and problems of our own time, and our modern democracies. The prophets of Israel dealt with the situations, issues, and problems that in some form or other beset all nations and. peoples of every time. won the trick and East showed out. had to do was to lay down the lung "Now," said Sanders, "all West of clubs to defeat the contract^but he didn't. He reasoned unwisely that his partner had another tramp, and he led a heart for him to ruff." Sanders was able to discard dummy's two clubs on the good hearts, and ruff his five of clubs. It was a careless play on the part of West, because he could see that bridge is an interesting game." Austere Code Followed However, the fact remains that -- j — - mighty iuuv pedestal. . - . When I first went to England In 1016 the code of straight-heed Queen Victoria still was the beacon- liglit for much ot the country Like Victorian furniture, that code'was heavy and rather oppressive. It was solid and reliable, though. In those days divorce was virtually barred to women. A man could divorce his wife for infidelity but she couldn't get rid of him on' any such ground. The courts held that a man was perfectly entitled to sow his wild oats. The' wife couldn't get a divorce unless ah« could prove not only that her spouse was unfaithful but that he had inflicted physical cruelty on her. , Well, that's a generation ago— and a lot can happen In that time. Much of the austerity of the Viki torln era has passed out .along wiuT the aspidistra plant. The word "Victorian", as applied to a way of life, has become a term not exactly of reproach, but meaning "behind the times". ,.'-/• Roya! Family Slums Divorce Now women have equal rights with men in the divorce courts, and are taking full advantgo of those prerogtlves. However, divorce isn't (or at least hasn't been) for .the royal family, If for no other reason than that the Church of England Is a strife church and the "defendef of the faith." This "religious aspect entered heavily Into the refusal of the British' government to consent to King Edward's marriage with Mrs. Wallis Simpson. As for the Marquess ot Milford Haven he naturally Isn't in the same category as are the immediate members of the royal family. As cousin to the King the marquess Isn't in line for the throne. Maybe the royal family has'no objections to his plans One would expect that Milford Haven would have been shown the green light by King George before going ahead with the marriage. (M) IS Years Ago '• ' - In BlvtheviUe — Mrs. Emma Btrmey will leave' Monday for Maywood, Calif., whera she will be the guest of Mrs. Norma Newton for ,an indefinite time. Miss Carey Woodburn left Friday for Louisville, Ky., where she will attend the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. r of Ihe school paper t Missouri Teachers College at Cape Oirarde.ill. Wind Instrument Answer to Previous Pui7T« HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted musical instrument 8 It is used in the section IS Reddish 14 Tag 15 Goddess of infatuation 16 Frighten 18 Age ifl Belongs to it 20 Remnant 21 Loir ~$l Northeast <ab.) 23 Niton (symbol) 1\ Winter precipitation 27 War god of Greeks 29 Dcparl 30 Accomplish 31 Artificial language 32 Exists 33 Diminutive of Frederick 35 Seelhe 38 French article 39 Behold! 40 Playing cord 42 Argol 47 Damage 48 Encountered 49 Jungle beast 50 Greek letlcr 51 Harden 53 Flies 55 Task 56 Hold d<>Vt n VERTICAL 1 Educates 2 Decayed 3 Kmploys 4 Myself 5 Go by 6 Engrave 7 Hip 8 Losl blood * Egyptian sun god 10.'\slcep 11 Calm 12 Slopes 17 Concerning 25 Monslcr 26 Fuel SIS! STRING BEANS QD; IE Ig I O R S 28 Flower 33 Blazes 34 Lale 36 PuJTs up 37 Bog 41 Toiletry case 42 Printing term 27 Mine entrance ^3 Measure 4 4 Sea weed 45 Glacial snon 46 Clutch 47 Allot 52 Registered nurse (ab.) 54 Measure of nrea 10 n ie I

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