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six BLri'HBVlLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1949 raw. BLYTHEV1LLJC COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HA1NES. PubUtlur JAMES U VKRHOEFF BdUot FAOL D. HUMAN, AdferUaim 6ol« National Advertising Wail»o« Wltmer Co, Ne» AUinu, Memphis. Chka«o, Published Every Afternoon Except Suodij Entered u second class matter »t th* po oSlce it BlytnevUle, ATlunsa* under tct at Ooo- gresi, October 8, l»17 Member at TD» Ataociited Pica ~~~~~~~SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrlet In 16* cltj ol Blytbevllle « «nj suburban to»D where carrier aerrtc* U juu> tamed 200 per week, or 85c pel month By mall, wlthlr » radius ol 60 mllea KOO pa «ar »200 tor six months. *1.00 for three month*; by mat) out/Id* 60 mil* tone $10.00 per jett payable In advance : eminine Finance Th« naming of Mn. George N. Clark of Kansas as U. S. treasurer oujrht to produce a few tremori in male circles. Women seem steadily to be increasing their dominion over money. Another woman, Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross, has lonjf headed the U. S. mint. And economists keep telling us that women are getting their hands on a bigger and bigger share of the national wealth. It may already be time to suggest amending an old saw to read: "You can't take it with you—because tlie women have it." Meditations Conscience, 1 say. not thine own, but ot Ihe •tker: f«r "hy Is my »*>"<) Wi** of another BUB'S wmsclenceJ —1 CorliithiaM 10:». • • • Conscience Ls a sacred sanctuary where God atone may enter as Judge.—Lamennais. Barbs Two Ohio boys caught in a stolen car discovered they are not going any place. have U the weak were to inherit the earth ri s ht MW , what a mess they'd ha.v« o. their handi. • • • Numerals speeders go Into ditches during weekend holidays-and that many pedestrians are probably lucky. » • • A writer says there "re tewet after-dinner l»lks the** <1»T. at banquet'. Perhaps It's the cu»l thai leave* folks ipeechle*. When a bridge club meets the women about who, why and when—and also wear. talk Committee Okay of Treaty Death Knell of Isolationism • No burst of cheers greeted the unanimous approval of the North Atlantic Treaty by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The event generally was accepted happily but quietly. The truth is, approval by this group and Senate itself has been taken for granted from the start. Viewed in a broad setting, this reaction is startling. Who would have guessed in 1940, when the isolationist debates were raging, that today the United States would take on heavy peacetime foreign commitments almost nonchalantly? Here we are, preparing to enter a light mutual defense pact with 11 other nations of the "Atlantic community." Never before in our history has a security effort of this magnitude even been seriously broached. It stands as a lowering milestone in American foreign policy. And yet, now that we are doing this, it seems almost anti-climatic. How could this happen'.' We venture that this apparent poplar indifference means above all that people long since have endorsed Ihe idea of working with other countries to preserve peace. The United Nations charter won U. S. ratification in quick'order. World War II, with the atom bomb, guided missiles and long-range planes, sent the shrunken regiments of isolationism scattering. Russia's open sabotage of the UN, coupled with her aggressive designs on Europe, compelled the western nations to fall back upon less sweeping regional machinery to help avert war. That machinery is the North Atlantic Pact. Tlie American people appear to have accepted the notion that this treaty embraces the same principle of collective security that they agreed to in the UN charter. Of course, the government, large segments of the press and other agencies helped to educate people to endorsement of-the pact. All these got a boost from Russia's stubborn refusal to work co-operatively for peace and recovery. But tlie real groundwork was already laid. In hearings on the treaty, Senators Watkins and Donnell deplored what they felt was popular apathy. They charged that the committee had prejudged the issue and was not eager to hear opposition. Their effort to rally opponents collapsed in dismal failure. Either the real protesting forces are too small or they are afraid to speak out openly. For they probably realize, as did the committee, that the prevailing mood of the people is to make their strength felt in unity with other like-minded nations. Reinforced by that popular temper, the Senate committee has given America's friends and her possible enemies thumping proof that we intend to stand firm against tggves&ion. VIEWS OF OTHERS Why Silence Dr. Fishbein? Dr. Morris Kishbeu,, arcn loe o! "socialued" medicine, has been repudiated by the American Medical Association. The A.M.A. trustees did not discharge him as editor of the association's journal, but Ihey did announce thai they are formulating "plans for the training ol a, new editor, including the retirement of the present editor." Meanwhile, Dr. Fishbein Is to confine hlmsell strictly to scientific subjects. He Is nut to discuss controversial topics on the lecture platlonn or on the radio. He Is to eliminate all Interviews and statements. Journal editorials are to be supervised by a committee, fcven his "Tonics and Sedatives," a personal and frequently humorous column, will be discontinued. The rebuke could hardly be muct sweeping. And the reason lor it? "The Board of Trustees." to give Its explanation In it« own words, "is aware ol the criticism o! the editor coming (ram within and without Ihe profession. The board recognizes that the public has come to believe that the editor Is the spokesman of the association.' In other words, the A.M.A. has concluded that us most publicized representative has been lowering Its standing In the opinion of the American people. But is the board Being quite fair to Dr. Fishbein? His offense has been his bitter and longstanding opposition to suggested solutions to the problem of bringing adequate medical care with In the means- of more pwple. Granted that he has sometimes used shockingly blunt language, has his stand-pat position not also been that or the elected leaders of the A.M.A.? Why should the A.M.A. trustees deal so severely with Dr. Mshbeln when they had more to say than he about raising the $3,600,000 slush fund to fight President Truman's health program? Why should the A.M.A. silence Dr. Flshbcln while it retains a high-powered public relations team to "educale' us In medical economics? Dr. Fishbein has done a disservice to American medicine by standing in the way of reform. But. Biter all, he was and is only a "hired hand." Doea his repudiation constitute a repudiation of tlie Ideas for which he battled so vigorously? Do the politicians of the A.M.A. now realize that they have been going against the grain of American opinion? Do they realize that many A.M.A. members do not approve Ihe A.M.A. line? If so. the A. M. A. convention which is getting under way in Atlantic City may become an historic occasion, ir the doctors will re-examine their position, : they may yet become the leaders, Instead of the targets, of the crusade for better medical care. It would be wonderful If their leaders would drop their unyielding opposition; If. instead, they would join legislators and administrators in a sincere effort to work out the best possible program. Is there such a deeper meaning behind the silencing of Dr. Fishbein? The next few days may tell. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH It Would Simplify Things Considerably Sons of Great Men Have Both Advantages and Handicaps PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Admiral Learns Who Wears Pants; Officials Succumb to Baseball Lure WASHINGTON—(NBA)—Just be- meat in field of private enterprise, fore Aclm. D. C. Ramsey retired RS Ren I nature of the NTEA has now Navy comrnunclcr in chief in the Pa- Ific, he mode an inspection lour hrough the islands now under U. S. mandate. He was told he should nke presents lo all the native chiefs. .Irs. Ramsey did the shopping for lim and included a whistle in each mckagc. The Jlrst chief didn't know what he whistle was for, nor how to use it. The admiral dc in oust rated. Then through interpreters he explained that the chief might uso tt whenever he wanted to call his wife. I sentecl. Also, Southwestern Public The darks-skinned dignitary 1n- j Service and Pacific Power and Light. been exposed by Rural Electric Cooperative Association of Washington. Examination of the Tax Equality Association's lobby registraLion. in Congress shows that out of 40- odd business firms contributing 5500 or more to its $140.000 fund In the first three months of 1949, 14 were major electric power companies. Public utilities hi Alabama, Arkansas, Carolina:;, Florida. Connecticut, Indiana. Louisiana, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin were repre- trlbute to present unemployment Heal reason for unemployment Is the fact that U. S. merchant fleet has been cut from wartime peak of 5400 ships to 1560. There are now 20,000 officers tn the merchant marine. Nearly all hold commissions in U. S. naval Sunday School Lesson BT WMiua t. GUroy, D. D. Light, (lory *nd triumph toon followed upon the darluicvs and apparent defeat of the trial, humiliation and cruel death of Jettu on the croaa. Resurrection joy and new faith, courwe and Inspiration came to the disciples u they first heard the amtzirur news of the opened tomb and then met their risen Lord face to face The glorious experience that wai theirs may be yours and m!ne. The Resurrection of Jesus has direct and personal message for each of us. The word that It brings to us Is the word that Jesus had already spoken to the disciples before His death: "Because I live, ye shall live also" (John U'.WK That word of faith, and hope and life, does not come from tin Resurrection as a single, or Isolated, event. It Is the message o: the whole life and mission o Jesus. He ro« from the dead be cause of the life that was In Rim and it Is because He Impart* tha life to us that we have hope o immortality. "The gift ot God I eternal life." We tend to think of immortalit chiefly in terms of continuing ex Istence: we should think of it I terms of the quality of the llf and the living. What the Resur rectlon attests Is the indestructl bllity of the good life—the lit that the New Testament call eternal" or "everlasting." Life, of course. U more tha ust good deeds. It Is the spiri the character, the source from which good deeds flow. But even good deeds, the outward expression of the life, are Indestructible. Even the minor acts of love and graclmisness are as pebbles cast Into the water that radiate in ever widening circles. Nothing tn God's universe is lost. The Bible itself emphasizes this very figure In its reference to the bread cast upon the water that returns after many d'vys. The future life Is related to the present life, not in mere continuance, but In the preservation fulfillment, anrt enlargement of all that Is best here. The noblest expression of it IF. In I John 3:2: "Beloved, now are we the sons o1 Qod. and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is." And John proceeds to give this its immediate and practical ap Government in Education The discussion over Icileral scolarships lor atomic research draws attention to the huge expenditures the federal government 's making for education. Almost three-fourths of the total 15 accounted (or by GI benefits »nd programs handled through the Veterans Administration. But some hundreds of millions go for specialized purposes, such as research programs sponsored by the Atomic Energy Commission, the National Military Establishment, the Department of Agriculture, etc. The need for such specialized projects Is not In question in a nation which has built much of its prosperity on constant technological advance. The danger lies In » gradual encroachment ot federal control over these educational activities, as Mr. Ltlienthal has pointed out. And the question to be decided Is whether this can be prevented better by coordinating under a single administrative board the present piecemeal programs or by continuing to have them administered by the agencies whose functions the particular programs serve. The bill for federal aid to public schools recently passed by Hie Senate contains »n explicit prohibition against federal control. But where such prohibition is not explicit and where a huge complex ol special grants under separate agencies exists, the need for coordinating and rationalizing these giants in order to avoid waste and duplication must be balanced against the tendency or centralized power to exert constantly stricter controls. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR spected the whistle closely for R minute, then handed it buck to the admiral. "You better give this to my wile," the chief said. . Rtgvtigs Play Hookey Washington's surprising American League baseball team lias raised a problem which hasn't bothered th? town (or years. Many congies-siucti and other government officials just disappear from their offices on nft- ernoons when trie Senators are in town. Ball park officials say that tiic boxes reserved for big shots— usually empty—are now full neurly every day. The grcnt many season passes given to government officials are now getting greater use than they have ever had. Even President Truman took time o(f to sneak In game recently. "Powerful" Bucking: National Tax Fquality Association of Chicago has claimed to represent small business In opposition to increasing activity of federal govern- Mnvie Theaters Increase There are now 90,000 moving picture theaters listed in 116 countries throughout the world. Their total seating capacity is over 48.000,000 This is an increase of 11.000 theaters in the past two years. Twenty per cent are in the United States or 18.000. Russia Is second with 12,OUO, Italy third with 8000. Though many countries now Impose trade barriers against American films three-fourths of all feature produc lions shown are made in the Unltec States, according to Department Commerce surveys. Intanglbl propaganda value of American film shown abroad is to promote U. S. standard of living and to build up demand for American-made products merely shown as part of the scenery. Unions Oppose Maritime Schools Maritime unions are again trying to kill off the Maritime Commission's merchant marine training schools. In the belief that they con- reserve, which Is another thing the unions don't like. Experience has hown the average officer stays at ea only 10 years. So there is annual need for 2000 new officers. Government cadet officer schools are this year graduating only 390 officers. For unlicensed personnel, .he Maritime Commission at four schools Is training only 600 men a year as against an annual requirement of 6000 replacements to maintain full strength of 60,000 skilled ratings. Maritime schools are considerec essential Insurance In national defense. In time of emergency, the now-curtailed schools can be expanded. In the last war the government had to recruit and train 200,000 men which the unions cemld not furnish. Trade Laws May Lapse Reciprocal Trade Agreements legislation may lapse on June 30, its present expiration date under the one-year extension granted by the 80th Congress. Three-year extension has been approved by the House. But it's tied up in the Senate, with labor legislation and ratification of the North Atlantic Pact plication, calling for the purfltca lion of the heart, and the purging of the life from sir.. Paul speaks of "the power the Resurrection." The Resurrec tion of Jesus Is not an ancient isolated instance of a man surviving death, but ttie persistent, ongoing power of a life-giving life that offers to man eternal horizons, and illimitable outlets of growth, achievement, and triumph It Is a call to be "always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not tn vain in the Lord" (I Corinthians 15:58). 15 Years Ago In B/yfhevifte— June 17. 1934 An appropriation of *10 per month was voted last night by the Blytheville School Board as a donation for the Public Library. Mayor Cecil Shane said if the ahead of It. Approvil after June 30 and before the end of the present session is considered fairly cer- See ADMIRAL on P»fe 3 IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Johnson NKA Staff Correspeondent SO THEY SAY You can't treat International agreements the way a cook treats potatoes—accepting some and rejecting others.—Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky. • » • People just aren't buying. It's not Just the textile. Industry—it's every consumer (foods industry In the country.—Emll Rieve, head, CIO Textile Workers Union. hy ErsUTne Johnson 1 NEA Staff Corresuoiulcni HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Exclll- ivcly Yours: A New York theater as revived "Intermezzo" and the ds are screaming: "In^vid Bergman's Greatest Ro- nance. The screen's daring dr;u::a- zation of ft bold tempestuous love (fair. As real as life it.sclf." 1 ran almnst hear (hose waves breaking nn Stromlwili's r<K-k}- cliffs. If M-G-M goes nhcad with its !ans to film "Quo Vadis" in Italy ;*t May. Gregory Peck may have i be replaced in the top role. He | ay* other commitments may in- erfere. Greg and Martha Scott will | :o-star r>t La Jolta this summer In ' "The Willow and 1," which Rreg describes as "the most distinguished flop on Broadway in 1942." But he says: "We still like it." M-G-M Is threatening Lima Turner with a gal named Ava Gardner. If Lana doesn't rc[X>rl back :o work this summer, the studio says Ava will pet two of Laiia's proposed films—"The Reformer and the Red Head" *nd "Tlie Running of the Tide." Leo is getting tough. You r«n't stop communism •—G»n. lAiciu* D. CUy, with starvation. Eazle Lion is cooking up a series of films for Lois Butler a la Andy Hardy. . . . Boris Kaplan, the New York talent scout for Paramount, screen-tested comic Leo Be Lyon and is trying to convince the west coast that he's found anolher Danny Ksye. Normal Kraetinn ' Jane Wyman. in Ensland for the tirst time, wroie Hollywood pals, about her picture, "Staee Fright": ! "I'm in it and I got it.'' | If Frank Lovejoy's voice sounds familiar to you in "Home ot the Brave." you're so right. You've heard him as radio's "Amazing Mr. Xlalone." . . . Thase who have seen "Jolson Again" arc predicting the sequel will make f.\ Important a •Ux out oi Btrbui Hile r»ho pliyt Mrs. J.) as the original did for Larry Parks. . . . Tunesmith Ray Gilbert is writing a western hillbilly number lor Carmen Miranda in "Nancy Goes to Rio." Ironic Note: Four stars of Warner's "The Younger Brothers"— Janis Paige. Bruce Dennett, Geraldine Hrooks and Robert Hutton— have all since been sliced from the .studio's contract list. Arthur Trcacher returns to Fox after 10 years to play a ganster's <Piul Douglas) butler In "Turned Up Toes." When told his character j name would be "Quentin," Treach- j er cracked: "San Quentin, no j doubt." I Calling All Sponsors I Rou?h year on radio stars. The following, at this writing .are unemployed: Eddie Cantor. Fred Allen. Farmie Brice, Burns and Allen. Ed Gardner. Al Jolson, Dick Haymes. Joan Davis. One Man's Family, Oizie and Harriet. Frank Sinatra. Phil Spitalny. Jack Carson, and Meredith Wilson. Only Gardner firr-H himself (• Ed a belter deal fur "Duffy's T.ivrrri" vis both nutla and tek- vision. »y Dewltt MacKetuU AP Fweio Affairs AnalTat All America Is watching with In enae Interest the advent of Prank Delano Roosevelt, Junior,' 1m ationaj politics, and not s fe re wondering Just what it mean: young man to follow In thi ooUteps of t famous father. : an advantage to the son or .andlcap? Years ago In England, I put th ather searching question to jood friend, the late Sir A Chamberlain. He then was Brills) orelgn secretary and had wrlttei his name Indelibly into history a a prime mover In, and a slgnator; if, the Ixicarno Treaty of peace til 925. Sir Austen was son of the not statesman Joseph ("Joe") Char berlaln He also was brother Neville who. as prime minlstei later tried the unhappy experlmei of appeasing Hitler—an expertmi which your columnist witnessed close range, having followed ' prime minister to the conference! at Berchtesgarien, Godesberg, an< finally, Munich. You will note tha one brother was fortunate and (h| other encountered disaster. I was spending the dny with Austen at his country home who' I broached the question of how th fame of a father affected a son the beginning of the litter's carei The foreign secretary smilerl rerr] Inlscently. as he looked back moi than n generation to his start i political life, and then replied effect: At the outset, of course, tl father's position is of great hell to the son. It provides the youi man an entree which he mlgl not otherwise have. It gives hi 'seful friendships at a most tr ng period of his career. The; hings he gets because he Is ether's son. However, all that soon changi His political associates unconstj 'y begin to measure him i he stature of his father, ook for far more from the youtl nan than he should be expect*! to deliver with his lack of expe ence. Thus faults which might overlooked in another apprenti are logged do'.vn against the son :he famous man. On the whole, Sir Aust, thought, it was * severe handle; In the political world for a you man to have a noted father. O! vlously he himself had overcoi that handicap magnifictently. Whether this theory applies ally to big business Isn't ea* answer. Here the son follows t father into an established and 51 cessful business. That Is to j the father endows his son with su cess. That success may be thro' away later by lack of ability, it is there at the start. The b ness son faced the world from hind substantial defenses, when the budding statesman stands the open and "takes it." In any event, there are pie: f American examples of sons owing famous fathers, both in pi tics and in business. In the poll al field there are mnumeral ather and son combinations. B| ides the F. D. Roosevelts—t Tafts, the, the I Grants, the Teddy Roosevelts, on back Into history. Ant he real of big business the Roc fellers, the Morgans and the For] are but three in a long line ji dynasties. Tn some cases succc is crowned generations of helq So far as concerns the politic world ^here are many who agree with Sir Austen Cham 1 .ttin's conclusion that in the run son must fight his own battl: Mow comes F. D. R. Jr., to try luck on that basis. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE B>- William E. McKcnnej America's Card Authority Wrillcn for NEA Serrice Strip-and-End Play Wins 4-Heart Bid I found the May issue of The Bridge World unusually interesting. Today's hand is from an article entitled, "The 19« Intercolleglates," written by Luther A. Dittmer of New York. Dittmer was director of he recent tnter-collegtal* tc*rn»- nent at Columbia University. In playing any set of prepared Director Al Rogell went to Bi'tl> Gray's Band Box cale where Iv was tremendously Impressed by i singer. Bob Hughes. Al said: "Th kid's great. Someone didn't let him set away without a film test. H probably hfts some Him. I'd like t see it—got a role in mind." Huches was asked, backstage, if anyone ever took a screen test of him. "Yeah." said Hughes. "A guy named Rojcll—Al Rogell." bad news on the trump distribution. He must now ruff another dla mond. The king of clubs mast be played, knocking out the ace. When West returns » jpade. it U won in dummy wilh the queen, then another diamond Is ruffed by declar er. Now all he has to do is to cash his queen and Jack of clubs and ac of spades. This leaves him with three trumps. East also has thre trumps (see underlining). North leads a small trump which East hns to win, and he must give declarer another trump trick. Thus the contract Li made. 4AJ VQ98J4I1 + KQJ * 10176 S42 VNon* » 132 * A63 N W E S D*ol*r VK? 41074 4S8S2 Tournament — Nerth«T vul. Said W«* Norm BM> 1* 1 * 2V Pisi 2N.T. Pa« 3N. T. , Double Opening— 4 J 11 School Board would vote t!-l amount, he would secure from p-[ vate sources 515 per month wnH would enable the Blytheville llbi'l ry to stay open. This amount O.I solicited from the City Council was refused. Mrs. J. Mell Brooks had twei I ladies In for a bridge party y< j terday afternoon. Lingerie went'I Mrs. H. A. Taylor for first honj.l and a cookie jar was presented j| Mrs. Doyle Henderson for secq prize. ( t>r. F. L. Husband, hem Blytheville Hospital is In Cln natti. Ohio for the National Mej cal meeting. id LI and, I 4 Sign of Zodiac Answer to Previous Pu« HORIZONTAL I Depicted sign Water covers 70.8 per cent of the* earth's surface, and the United States Navjvycsn operate throughout all ol thi vast >re«. hands. Dittmer pointed out that player must always be on the lookout for the unusual. In this han< Dittmer satd that too many pairs stayed in three no trump doubled which ol course was easllv deleated Those who bid four hearts could make the hand with careful play. The opening lead of the king of diamonds (playing at four hearts) mus t b* »'0»i wilh the net. Then declarer must shorten himself by deading a diamond and ruCfing it. A small heart is played toward dummy's king. When East plays the eight and the king holds. West showing out, d*cluer receive* tha of zodiac 7 II j» a - aign 13 Revticr 14 Conducted 15 Wire measure t« PolUh city ISGrecK letter 1 9 Playing card 2il Finished 21 Exclamations 32 Right (ab.) 23 Plural suffix 24 Vipers 27 later ZS Sloth 30 Atop 31 Hypothetical structural unit 32 Near 33 Menlilljr •ound M Journey MPair (ab.) M NorthcMt (ab.) 40 Fruit drink 42 it meant the 47Thut 18 Lair 49 Malicious burning 50 Goddess ol infatuation 51 Total S3 Fri«s lightly 3 Distance measure 4 Pronoun 5 Short letter 6 Metal 7 Turn (Hang 9 Egyptian sun god 10 Notion 11 Lower 12 Turfed 17 Road (ab.) 25 Ache 26 Lateral part 27 Ship 28 Preposition 33 Shovels 34 Eager 36 Joins 37 Aicov* «1 Within (comb, form) 42 Vetch 43 Bird 44 Lives 45 Organ of smell 46 Obstruction J 47 Cloy 52 Negative prefix 54 Abraham's horn* (Bib.j 58 Exit VERTICAL I Talmud I

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