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(ABK.) COURIER NEWS BLTXHEVILLB OOURIEK NEWS THX OOUBIBi JOCW8 OQ. H. W. HA1NX8, PobUih*r JAKES L. VERHOETT. bitter HOT. D. HUMAN. AdnttWnt Maaifer -.. •oM JUOoa&l Adrartlstns Repraaentattre*: Willie* Wifancr Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit. matter «t th« pc«t- cfffc* at BlytberiUe, Arkansas, under act ol Con(TIB, Octotw », WIT. Tb» Awclated Pte» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID Uu city ol Blytbevltlc er anj uburtan town where can-la service I* main- UuMd, JOc per week. or 85a pel month B? mall, within • radius ol 60 miles M.OO per yew. »2.00 (or «ti months, $1.00 (or three month*; by mill outside 60 mile tone 1 10 JO per ;eu pejabl* In advance. Meditations One Mtfccr wteemeth one d»y above another; tteth every day alike. Let every uun be felly >crm»iu< In kl> ewa mind.—Romans 14:1. * * * Every man should measure hlmscll by his own standard. —Horace. [ Barbs In business, when a man falls to come through, he ill • • * Thirteen niMlei attended one little glrl'i pic- nJe IB an Ohio town. And go&h knowi how many uta. * * * Three Indiana youths held up a store alter. they had been in a dance marathon. Now they . can practice the' lockstep. -. . '» , » . • It'i a food Uea to keep the kind of m. check •B yoorMtt that yen can cash In on. A former talesman became a portrait painter and should do very well, what with his experience at canvassing. Customs Barriers Stymie True Capitalism in Europe • President Truman's American Lei srion speech has hammered again on the • idea that closer economic union in Eu- 5 rope is essential to sound, lasting re. covery. At the same time he indicated that , the internal system employed by Britain or any other country is no affair «f cmra. Intelligent Americans must agree that other nations have the right to • decide for themselves how they will b« governed! But on the other hand they might fairly take issue with one European attitude that i s directly related to the idea of economic union. Harassed by two world wars in a generation, Europeans like to assume they are wearily wise in all matters. Broach the topic of capitalism in many Quarters and the sad, shrugging response will be: "We've tried it and it just won't work for us." But a considerable company of economists and quite a few historians, including the celebrated Arnold Toynbee of Britain, believe that most of Europe never has really tried capitalism at all. They take the view that so long as the continent is organized into relatively email, air-tight economic compartments, a fair trial ii impossible. \ To sum its salt, the capitalist system must foster a high state of industrialization. Well-developed industrialism means mass production, and mass output means economies—theoretically at least—for the benefit of all groups in society. But real mass production is dependent on a large free market to absorb th« great -rolum* of goods produced. America'i 3,000,000 square miles without an internal tariff wall is such a market. And here, obviously, capitalist industrialism has flourished as it has no- •wher* else. In Europe mass production has always lacked that wide stage, although island Britain found the system workable so long as it produced for a worldwide economic empire rooted in free trade. As for continental Europe, it has practiced capitalism piece-meal and halfheartedly. To make un for the failure to create a great free market, its business leaders resorted to cartels and oilier restrictive agreements for the rig- King of prices, the sharing of materials and techniques and the division of markets. These devices were symptoms of Europe's poor economic health. Any of these nations may live under socialism if it wishes—without trouble from us. But let none wearily plead the failures of capitalism until Europe has made the supreme, long-delayed effort to achieve through economic union the big single market rated indispensable to that system. Meaningful Music If you had any thought that James V. Hunt might be a crass salesman of influence among top Washington officials but nothing more, get rid of the idea. Because it has now been established that he is a composer. A composer, moreover, who gets his works played at White House concert*. For that we have the word of Rog^r White, Hunt's attorney. White told re- porlers at least two of the snapshots adorning Hunt's "rogues' gallery" of influential friends were taken at concerts in the executive mansion. Hunt seems to lean toward noble themes, to judge from the titles of his compositions. One played at the White House wa? called, "Niece of Undo Sam." Another was "United Nations Prayer." But he doesn't let his musical inspiration cloud his business sense. In among his lofty efforts we find a very practical theme. Title: "My Missouri." VIEWS OF OTHERS Truman and Eisenhower The Labor Day speeches of President Truman and General Elsenhower stand in sharp and il- luniinallng contrast- • Mr. Truman appeared to be opening the 1950 election campaign. He made a double-barreled el- fort—a labor speech In Pittsburgh and a farmer speech in Des Molnes. General Eisenhower, speaking In St. Louis to the American Bar Association, delivered a nonpartisan discourse on the fundamentals of free government. The President got the larger headlines, and quite possibly stirred a livelier Interest in more people. For he used fighting words—at least the terms of partisan and class conflict.'The general urged the strength of common Interests and tne value at going 'down the middle of the road between the unfettered power of concentrated wealth on one flank and the unbridled power ol stitism or partisan interests on the other." FrauWy, we liked the Eisenhower Idea of Labor Day speeches better. Of course, it is easier to deal In philosophical generality than It Is to hammer out practical political solutions. And only the totalitarian states get along without partisan conflict. But it does seem that on Labor Day of an "off year we might 4ave a little vacation from party warfare. And-Mr. ruman also was dealing In generalities, in catchwords, which tend to blur rather than clarify thinking about necessary political decisions. ror instance, the President dwelt on our old friends the "selfish Interests," who are. he said, sabotaging his "program." But this program Is largely a combination of projects, each designed to satisfy some special Interest. Even In these two speeches he was appealing to selfish Interests —promising destruction of the alt-Hartley Act to labor and better price supports to farmers. Mi-. Truman may sincerely believe that a combination of farm and labor Interests will serve the general welfare. But th method of appealing to special interest-blocs—although practiced by all parties—is notrTcorMuctlve to putting the general welfare first. ' . '. . A movement to heal misunderstanding and conflict between labor and farmer could be welcomed. But an alliance 1 of the two designed mainly to give each a higher Income through subsidies levied on all taxpayers must be questioned. The device which Truman Democrats hope will cement this alliance—the Brannan farm plan- may yet be chosen by Congress In pretercnce to the double subsidies incurred with many of the present farm price supports. But a subsidy linked to an overbalancing political alliance Is cause for deep concern. The Republican Party used tariff subsidies to unite manufacturing interests and labor. The alliance built up » powerful partisan position. But certainly Uie exlremer forms of those subsidies damaged the general welfare. Genera! Eisenhower warned Against concentrated wealth on one flank and slattsm or partisan Interest on the other. The warning has direct bearing on dangers in the party strategy unveiled in the Truman speeches—dangers not lo one party alone but to the political health of the nation. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY If you own a swamp in the South and arc lucky enough to get the Corps of Engineers to drain a for you, you can sell It at any price you can set —the people of the U. S. pay the bill.—Rep. Adolph J. Sabath (D), Illinois, on the Army Engineers- lobby hi Washington. * * w Recognition Is a politician's meat and drink. If they don't get It, they »re nothing.—Democratic national chairman William Boyle on brinemg Dixiecrats into line. * + * The people hired us to stay here the year round, if necessary, it is not like the good old days, when Congress could meet, spend three weeks on the tariff, pass a lew appropriation bills anrt go home—Senate Majority Leader Scott \v. Lucas. * * * First, study carefully what the Americans want. Then make it at prices they arc able and willing to pay This will take energetic salesmanship as well as cheap production It Is the challenge confronting the business statesmanship of Brl- laln—Economic Co-operation Administrator Paul Hoffman. * * * Economic recovery will lag If the haunting fesr of military aggression Is widespread, Such fear will prevent new Investments from being made and new Industries from being established, —resident Truman. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1949 Just a More Substantial Perch, Mister! PETER EDSONS i Washington News Notebook Legal Eagles in Washington Collect Fat Fees for Variety of Services WASHINQTON —(NBA)— When congressional committees get through investigating five-percent- ers and lobbyists, (hey might profitably probe the activities of Washington's legal profession. A department of Commerce Office of Business Economics survey has just disclosed that Washinton lawyers are the highest paid In the country. They averaged $H,000 a year In 1947, when the average lawyer's income for the entire country was only $1500. California lawyers averaged $10,000, New York York state lawyers $9000. •„ Washington lawyers are In a beautiful position to collect" high fees. Under the .guise of giving legal advice to their clients In the highest ethical traditions, they can do all the "fixing" that five-per- centers and lobbyists do, and get away with it. The myth has been bollt up that anything a lawyer does for his client Is one the same high plane as what a doctor does for hb patient. A lot of bon ton legal abortions get performed that way for fancy fees. The law Is of course Washington's nine cabinet members are lawyers b y profession—Aclieson, Johnson, McCirath, Brannan and Tobin. =About two-thirds of the members of Congress tvre lawyers. They make the laws. Then low-paid government lawyers try to figure out ways to enforce the laws while high- paid private lawyers figure out ways to obey or evade them or to get their clients out of trouble If they have broken any. The government. Is probably the best postgraduate law school In the country. Young lawyers take government jobs to learn some siwc- ialized practice — transportation, communications, aviation, labor, | anti-trust, ce.'minal, or whatever i they're interested in. Most of them aim tomake a reputation, then open offices of their own—in Washington— lo handle legal business be- for the government. A Very I.ony List Washington today has at least 5000 lawyers. There are over 300 listed in the classified section of the telephone book. District of Columbia Bar Association has 2300 members. Every lawyer practicing before a sourt in Washington must be a member of the bar. But a .lot of them who do no court work don't join. Another reason is that it costs $125 "initiation fee" to join this "lawyers' union." Many lawyers who don't Join the bar association are known as "sundowners." They work for the government from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Then at this regular quitting time—about sundown in winter— for most government agencies, these i legal lights go to their downtown I offices. This may be just d<-sfc i space in somebody else's office, rrul ' it's a business address where they can Bet mail and do a certain amount of consultant work on the side. There is a lot of legal advice to give out In Washington. Every one of the socialized quasi-legal regulatory agencies of givernment conducts court-like proceedings of its own. Each of these agencies has a specialized bar association of its own. Thus there is the Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners Association, the Federal Communications Bar Association, the. Treasury Bar. National Labor Relations- Board, Securities and exchange Commission, Federal Power Commission, Civil Aeronautics Board, IN, HOLLYWOOD By Erskine .lolinson NEA Slaff Correspondent By Erskl* Johnson NF. AStafr Correspondent HOLLYWOOD -(NBA)- Vaudeville just returned to the land of ways bought two seats — one for himself and one for his giant Stetson. Andy Hervy, who was the Orphenm's press agent at the time the movies. I guess that makes vaudeville's comback official, it's -- " kjbu way.' Andy also remembered that the Bernhardt always In- remembers: "Nobody ever heard the hat Inugh came along any- Some people credit Ken Murray with bringing vaudeville back to great Sara ^Blackouts " h HrJ lo " 5 -™ nnln * show - j s «'«i on paying off the entire cast the same!' week afte"/ wc^k ""d ' °' *'" nCt bt ' fC1 ' C CnCh P^ 0 ™ 111 * 10 the show was on a one-a-day'basls The Orphcum was the home of southern California Federal Trade Commission, the Patent office and others have their own exclusive panels of lawyers licensed to practice before them. In the case of Treasury Bar and Patent Office, licensed practicioners don't have to be lawyers. Members of the Treasury Bar handle lax cases, so certified public accountants may qualify, patent law Is a peculiar field unto itself, so experts In Its search and title work may handle patent cases whether they know other law or not. It Is In the handling of these specialized cases, however, that the Washington legal fraternity has its principal racket. The idea has been buiH. up that out-of-town lawyers don't know how to practice before these regulatory agencies, and that they must therefore have Washington consultants who know their way around government. This is exactly the same argument the five-percenters use In telling out-of-town businessmen they must hire agents who know the present Congress. It would government. In the last decade, some 20 bills have been introduced in Congress to bring under tighter control the practice lawyers before federal n"- encies. Rep. Francis Walter of Pennsylvania has such a bill before SoOOO fine and one year's imprisonment for violation of Credentials Committee rales. And It would ban government or ex-government lawyers from representing any client on any matter which the lawyer had handled as R public servant within the preceding two years This is one of the worst abuses of. the Washington legal profession. •ho also did an occasional voc- went to Corwin's office and announced that he had been in earlier that morning and rehearsed See HOLLYWOOD on I'aje 13 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for N'EA Service For Good Bridye Pay Close Attention vaudeville in during its golden era but movies and popcorn look over the Orphc- um just like they took over all the other vaudeville houses of America. But now vaudeville is bade at the orpheum—and n !e nostalgia is hip deep. There will be a weekly chance of eight vaudeville acts plus a first-run movie. The movie will bo there because Hollywood hasn't given up yet. A pood many Hollywood stars passed through Ihe wings of the Orphcum stage on their way to greater stardom. Frank Sinatra sang there as one- quarter of the "Hoboken Quartet" in one of the much-maligned Major Bowes amiUeitr units. There was a singer named Frances Ciinnni who became Judy oar- land and Edgar Bergen with a dummy that nn d no name and Jack Benney with a fiddle before he learned "Love m Bloom" and Bill Demurest who dirt nip-ups and a cc to solo at the same time. May lie Bill could do better i rving t 0 catch a m.irlin swordfisl, if he'd serenade 'em wilh his cello One Vor The Stclson And (here wa.s the late Tom M* at every opening night. Mix al- Eddie Leonard never sang 'Ida" until the audience insisted to the extent he thought they should. They pay trl-vision is responsible for vaudeville's comeback May- w so. Television, at the moment is vaudeville. Maybe they'll have to rename vaudeville as live television, Sherrill c. Corwln is the man behind the return of vaudeville to tl'e land of the movies. He's the penernl manager of the Orphcum and has been for 13 years. Actually he's been nursing vaudeville! along, with an occasional four-art"', for the last 13 years. But now he's doing it up right, reminiscent of the old Orphcum's gaslight era ivlien Lillian Htissoll. "ic Pour Cohans, Modjeska and Richard Mansfield shared the bill- in?. Like all of vaudeville's old-timers. Cnrwin likes to remember when. The story he likes to remember best Is this one: There's an old imwriltr-n law in vaudeville that whoever first horses a number establishes priority lo ils use in any given show. One day a sincct named Hazel Dawn was headlining the Orpheum show and rehearsing, a number: "Besemc Mucho." After His Riirhls Later in the day, the drummer m the Orpheiun's pit orchestra, — • Americans and Canadians Act To Boost Morale of Britons Th. DOCTOR SAYS A routine physical examination umot guarantee absolute health nor even that some obscure disorder Is not present. Also some ' lings come on so suddenly that icy may not even -be present in the doctor's office and yet develop ' i a few hours. A person who visits the doctor regularly should report any symptoms or suspicious signs which may have developed since the last visit. The doctor is likely to ask a few questions, such as whether •here has been any gain or loss in vcight. His examination often repeals such things as a chronic infection of the nose, bronchitis, the presence of hemorrhoids, a lump In the breast, swelling of the ankles and similar easily observed changes which ought not be present. Examination of the blood pres- iure should be Included in every :outinc examination of grownups A few simple laboratory tests on the blood and urine are generally made CAN'T USE ALL TESTS So far the routine physical examination is fairly simple. However there are so many special tests possible that it would not be pra-tieal to apply them to every person once or twice a year. How'often for example, should It be nevessary to take a basal metabolic test an X-ray of the stomach, an elcctro- cardioeram or examination of the chemistry of the blood? Such tests as these cannot be included in routine examniations unless there is some particular reason to do so They would cost too much and take too much time to repeat often The use of reasonable methods ot physical examination and such tests as seem to be Indicated reveals many disease conditions in their early stnges. This, of course, is of enormous help in treatment, as almost anything is easier to cure at the beginning than it is when far advanced. • • • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer Individual questions from readers. However each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. THE DOCTOR ANSWERS By Edwin r. Jordan, M I) QUESTION: what is' "dropped stomach" and what can be done for it? ANSWER: There are probably several conditions which go under this name, strictly speaking it would consist of the stomach Tying i°f '" 'he abdomen Instead of h gh up. It could perhaps be helped by wearing an aWom[rm , J £ "/ th £r e5 ,* ^"""'or ruptu?e of cVd fr? a " C °" tCnts "wrong" Called a dropped stomach. Is very reassuring. They realb^ he importance of getting the most they can out of school Bridge p! ayc . rs who , w 11 flnrt C3n ° Ut ° f ever y h^ h „ ™ a , B °° d lesson '» ^uy's hand. The lesson is. pay dose at" C w',° n <° ever ythmg that happens. When the hand was played in the masters Individual tournament declarer trumped the opening lea,! of the three of hearts, then took five rounds of trumps. Ills next Play was the deuce of diamonds. West played tl le ten, dummy played low and East won with the king which showed that it was a singleton. Now when East returned a club declarer won it with the ace. Then he could safely finesse the nine of diamonds in dummy and thus make six-odd out of the hand. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — R. N. Hill, Jr., has resigned his position with the Arkansas Grocery Co., and has gone to New York City for an indefinite stay. W. H. Smith of Jackson, Miss Is the guest of his sons. Leon and C. O. Smith and their families. Eggs are advertised in this edition of the paper for 25 cents per dozen sugar 10 pounds for 49 cents and permanents for $1.50. The latter are "guaranteed, cr<-qutgnole oil By DeWitt MaeKenzie AP Foreign Affairs Analyst That seems to be a business-Ilk* and prac'lcal job the Amerlcan- BrUlsh-Canadian conference at Washington has done by way O f giving emergency aid In John Buli' $ economic crisis. It's more than just an economlo remedy. It gives a real lift to the morale of a very hard - pressed England and to the numerous other countries whose welfares are Interlocked with hers. The agreements were worked out with due regard to the dignity ol Britain, and to the bonds of friendship. Undoubtedly the aid would have been arranged had no other nation than Brifaln been concerned. But quite apart from the proposition of helping a staunch war-time ally if was very clear that an internalional catastrophe would be precipitated If she were allowed to collapse. £ Canadian Finance Minister DoueJBT > Abbott put it: ' ^* "We go up or down together." The task of the conferees In this initial meeting related to Britain's shortage of dollars. She Is earning far less dollars than she has to spend for essential imports. This shortage had to be made up, and the conference devised a ten-point program to meet requirements. The agr-ements include these: U.S. to Buy Tin From Britain The United States and Canada are expected to buy more tin and rubber from Britain for stock piling Britain will be permitted to spend" Marshall plan dollars In countries ' other than the United States, such as the purchase of wheat In Canada although America has an exportable surplus. Britain will be free to discriminate against U.a and Canadian goods to build up her non-dollar imports, and so conserve dollars. On the face of It, of course, England will be benefiting In some eases at the expense of America The answer to this is that Uncle Sam's contribution Is an Investment for insurance against a greater calamity. Sir Stafford Crlpps, B'ritish chancellor of the exchequer, says he is convinced the agreement will , block any further dangerous drains on Britain's gold reserve. This optimism appeared to be reflected in the fact that Secretary of Sta*t. Acheson and British foreign secrtW. tary Bevin immediately set to wor? to devise new moves by the Western powers in the cold war with the Russian bloc. However, I don't believe we should take this as Indicating that Britain's economic problem has been solved. It Is first aid. England's economic strength has rested In large degree In her Industrial greatness and world trade. War Upsets Britain's Economy The vast Industrial development of other countries during the past generation—greatly speeded by two worlel wars—has upset Britain's .economic apple-cart. She may'solve this by carrying out her "plan'of developing her potentially rich colonies. However, such development isn't an overnight Job. It will represent a long, hard pull. Naturally this may mean that Britain, like numerous other countries, meantime will experience a continuation of considerable austerity In her way ol life. One problem which the Washington conference didn't tackle was the possible devaluation of the British pound sterling to bring it more into line wilh what American ot ficials consider its real buying po J| er In dollars. Britain has strongly opposed such deval 'atio- However, the board of governors of the rrmlti- billion dollar international monetary fund, meeting In Washington, have before them a report advising dollar-short countries to devalue their currencies, if necessary, to boost their dollar earning exports. Thus Britain, and SOP- other European countries, are likely to have to face this issue shortly. waves." c Albert Taylor will return to Nashville, Tenn., Saturday where he will resume his studies at Vanderbilt, Uni. Cowardly Animal children of deceased veterans to help them get started in college. AAKJ108752 V None «Q762 4. A Lesson'Hand on the Play South tfest North East 14 Pass 2 W Pass 4 A Pass Pass Pass Opening—V 3 15 Today, however, trade school education Is playing a very important part in this educational program. With trade schools coniiti? to the front and offering scholarships for wnr orphans, we can give the boys and girls who are unable to attend college, a concentrated grade school course that will make business men and business women of them. My work *lth these youngsters 3 Greek letter 4 Symbol for sodium 5 Range 6Gull-like bird 7 High wafer (ab.) 8 John (Gaelic) 8 Indian 10 Sharp !2 Social insect IS Palm lily 19 Young dog 20 Snare 22 Revolve 24 Make possible 25Cicatrix 26Ripped 28 Verbal HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted animal 6 It has a long, neck HEostre 13 Take care! 14 Meadow 15 Penetrate 17 Born IS Suffix «..,.,. 19 Long suffering 13 Honey 21 Half-em producer 22 Symbol for ruthenium 23 Musical note 25 Cease 27 Soon 30 Folding bed 31 Peel 32 Arabian 34 Nocturnal flying animal 35 Network 38 Measures of cloth 37 And (Latin) 38 Compass point 30 Symbol for samarium 41 Began 47 Size of shot 49 Note in Guide's scale 51 Constellation 52 Russian community 53 Written account 55 Pertaining to Nicaea 57 it on carrion 58 Recipient VERTICAL IPit 2 Belgian river Answer to Previous Punr« 29 Seines 33 Wagers 36 Conclusion 39 Slave •40 On the sheltered side 42 Rocky pinnacles 43 Skill 44 Oriental measure 45 Unit of weight 46 City in Oklahoma 47 Prong 48 Woody plant 50 Mimic 52 Masculine persons 54 Alleged tore* 56 Symbol for cobalt 16

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