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PACE TWELVE IHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS : OODEOXa NXWS OO. B. W. HAIMMi Ppbttaber JAUE8 L. VKHOEVT, Editor , • PAUL D. HUUAN, Advertising M&o*(er Bite lUttocal AdmtWat Representatives: W«U*c* Wttmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Mihttthed Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered u second clu* nutter at the post- •fflee at Blythevllle, Arkansa*. under act of Con- October », 1»17. erred by th* United Press StTBSCRIPTtON RATES: By carrier In .the crty or Blythevllle or any MburirAn town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radios of 40 miles, $4.00 per pear, $2.00 (or six months, 1 1.00 for three months; by mall ouUlde 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditation ; Let him turn away from evil an-J do right: let him seek peace and persuc it. I Fetcv 3:11. • * • Wars bftln in the minds of men, so It must be in the minds of men Uiul tlie fruiTivorU "1 peace v.ill be constructed. Loves Me— Loves Me Not John L. Lewis' ample figure! must . loom large in President Tnimaii's mind as lie ponders whether to sis'.i or veto • the new labor bill. For Mr. Lewis lias tlie power to make a prcsidcr.tml veto considerably embarrassing. The UMW president has until Juno 30 to decide on calling out his miners next day, when government control of the mines is ended. Mr. Trurmm must act before that on the labor bill. It tlie President should veto the measure, the government would have no injunctivo power to use in the event of another 'countrywide coal tie-up. ]f ho should : sign it, Mr. Lewis would have Uio choice of coming to terms with the operators or j';.cing' :ui injimetion. There are many political factors i pulling Mr, Truman toward >i veto decision. It is generally conceded that by signing the bill he would lose the pup- port of organized labor's leaders and • 'increase the likelihood of a third party made up largely of dissident Dcmoo'ats. (This is not to say, however, that the ; bulk of organized labor would' split with the two major parlies.) • -- On the other hand, there certainly " must be millions of voters outsiclo la:, bor's ranks who would like to see n curb on some union activities, iuic.h as Mr. Lewis' high-handed (acf.ics in the ' past. The UMW chief hasn't much to lose in popular favor anyway. If Congress should fail to pass the labor bill over the President's .veto, ar.d Mr. Lew's should then call a strike, lie would be dealing Mr. Truman's 1<MS chances a heavy blow—as heavy, perhaps, as the formation of a third party, fv is going to bo a difficult decision for the President to mako. But it wouldn't be so tough if ho only knew, as of right now, just how well John L. . Lewis likes Harry S. Truman. Politics and DMT There arc times when wo understand fully why some people get so hopping mad at [Wliticians, On>> of those times is when we read a political rumor out of Washington and, tho next day, read thc report of the Presi- . dent's Advistory Commission on military training. The rumor—entirely credible—is that there probably will be no action on a universal military training bill i !V cn in the second session oC the 80th Congress, which opens next January. Why'.' Because 19^18 is an election year. The report's conclusions arc hard to refute, however easy Congress may ; find it to dodge them. They pive a grim picture of the state of our national defense which,' while not new, has never been presented mora coir.- pellingly. Congress will find it difficult to - dismiss the report lightly. 3( s authors are persons of brilliant attainment in ; . their various fields — science, education, religion, law, diplomacy and industry. They devoted six months to thc study of our national defense problems. Their conclusions are blunt, obviously honest, and undeniably disturbing. ' • They reveal the wide gap between our present provisions for national de« Tense and what the commission believes are our'immediate needs. One need ia l training, which the cornmis- . to be " the ° my mcihoti . which we could insure a suf- ficient number and dispersal of trained military manpower without overburdening the country's economy through the maintenance of a huge standing army, navy and air force and marine corps. Still Congress refuses even to discuss the mutter, apparently through fear of losing votes. It postpones action while time runs out, while other nations strengthen themselves, while this country sJips from eminence in the air to a third-rate air power. It reduces our military strength without giving thought to replacement. Yet the members can scarcely doubt that another war would hit this country, swiftly and dcvastatingly. They must realize that we are neither preventing war nor strengthening the UN in its efforts toward peace by weakening the country's defenses. It has been argued that, in an atomic war, great armies would not l>e needed. Yet the President's commission quotes General Eisenhower as saying that our fate in a future war would be determined by our ability to act and react in 00 days, rather than 12 or 18 oi- 2<1 months an in tho past. In such n situation a body of trained, disciplined young men, developed through this compulsory program, might prevent panic, riot, and disruption of communications, and mean the difference between survival and destruction. The President's commission uses no rose-colored glasses in looking at universal training. It does not picture, it as being any character-building Boy Scout camp. It the training- program's, contribution to the •'staggering" cost of preparedness. Yet, in contemplating future possibilities, it makes what seems to be an inevitable choice. .So, it is unthinkable that responsible congressmen continue indefinitely to sidestep the issue and play politics with national security. BLYTHKVTLLE (ARKV COURIER NKWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 1947; VIEWS OF OTHERS Depression Unnecessary President Triimnn has rendered a real service by his reminder that an economic depression is not inevitable We have too many nrophets of Bloom. Too mnny economists are not scientists hut fatalists. Even so, wise warnings should be hccttal. It will bo necessary to, seek posl'.ive ncdon (o insure continued prosiwrlty For, sis the so-called Bowles committee points out, Americans lire producing more ^OCKIS limn' they arc buying. However, that committee's ilc- scripUoii of danger sisnnls, such us the decline in retail sales, is easier to accept than its prescriptions for remedies. Indeed, its program tolls for so much economically unsound nnd poliliail- ly controversial regimentation, that it looks more like a party manifesto than nn economic program. Certainly further wngc increases are not n very logical remedy. Nor is a public works progrnm at 11 lime when shortages of labor nnd materials arc still pushing upward on prices. If buslivs*- needs artificial stimulus, the Bowles committee should join the Republican tax-reducing school. On his part, Mr. Truman is not offering imich of n program—"keep the Country out of the hands of (he selfish people." For one cause of present difficulties is that thc Country hns nlrcnrty fallen too much into the Irancis of economic groups who had the ixiwcr to push up 1 prices and wages. And there is litUo indication that the Government will do much beyond apjwnling for price reductions. We have all been too selfish In many respects —pressing our own advantage. It Is unlikely that there will be a real depression while thc great reservoir of demand persists in so many lines, both at home and abroad. And It mnv still be passible to avoid a sharp recession it individuals will restrain their own selfishncss- us- keeping profits withtn fair limits, by refraining from unreasonable wage demands, by not scrambling for scarce goods, and by working harder or more effectively to increase production and Ihe common wealth or goods nn-t services. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. BARBS BV HAL COCRKAN Jiiiie Is tlie,month when so.iia gtils look Jor rocks before taking the matrimonial plunge. > * * Oflicials of an Ohio city set aside one day as "No Accident Day." There arc 364 other days that should be added. A (.audit In nn Ohio town not only robbed a movie cashier of $•;$, but kissed her before he departed. Darn those aouble features; * * • A university professor says it's dangerous for n man to marry after 30. How iv'xmi bclorc? • • » Mr.ybc It's natural for thc girls lo use plenty of powder wl«n tl«y dress Jit to km. Kerosened Potato Deal Smells Worse Than Just Rotten Spuds FCC Asks $375,000 to Launch an Investigation Of Efficiency of Western Union Service, Rates By PETER EDSON Washington C.'orresimiutrnt WASHINGTON, June II. (NKA) —Long range implications of n Federal Communications Commissions •equest for a 5:175,000 appropriation from Congress to inve.stigalo Western Union Telegraph Company's service, rates, and operation are now considered drastic. If the FCc should make its investigation and find that U. S. t\e- eraph service was not as efficient as It should be, there would still remain the problem of what to do about- it. Three possibilities have jeen suggested. Let the government subsidize Western Union so that It- could give letter service [or lower rales. ~Let the government take it over and ucrge it with the U. S. Past Of- ice Department. A number of'for- elgn governments have long since socialized their tclcgvnph business, running it as a branch of tlie pos:al service. Finally, merge Western Union with American Telephone •u«l Telegraph company's He'll Sys- em, to let one management run all or the country's comimmichlions business- ' Most telegrams get delivered by telephone anyway. Western Union nnlurnlly isn't any oo happy about these prospects A survey by FCC would cast thc company as mitcli as the govern- ncnt. Western Union's President Joseph L. Egan appeared before thc louse Ways nn ( j Moans Commit- ce recently. He testified that what he business needs more than anj'- liing else is to ee t from under the jovcrnment's 25 prr cent excise tax. This makes the cost O f sending a wire too high, without tlie company getting niiy benefit f rom the increase. ".T U K E - B OX •' T ELEG K AM S Furthermore, company spokesmen say that before Western Union is probed, it should be given a chance to finish Us $(jo million modernization plan, now scheduled for completion by the end of 1949. 'fills project calls ror the erection of nearly three million miles of radio relay systems nnd the leasing of another million miles of B-!ll system lanrt lines. Western Union would then be |ienni£tecl*to eiispor, 1 ; of most of its poles nnd wires. Western Union Is now trying to get rid of n number of its offices, filling stations and such places Hint are open long hours. FCC has :o grant permission for the closins of any office. Opposition usu-'.ily comes from chamb-Ms of commerce, neighborhood business associations, and employes or the tc!;«rnph cf- f. r -~"r. which th : ca-jipniiy v.'an(> 10 close. Ilie modernization plan nlf.') c.V's for installation of .1 numb?,- ol facsimile telegraph transmitters, spotted around H'-.S mail boxes ;n business building lobbk-s and private offices. Charpt account customers would have keys to those boxes. They would write out their mid come I just as written. Thc"bill wo j Inter. All these changes look towards I mechanization of the telegraph bu- |sincs.5, to reduce manual operations I and labor costs. Over 70 cents out of every telegraph dollar now goes to labor. This compares to 40 cents iu the telephone business, which has cut labor costs by dial phones and other technical Improvements. WAGE JUMPS PUT COMPANY IN RED A large part of Western Union's woes can be attributed directly to government interference. Up to war times, telegraph company pay scales were sub-standard. But a few days before it went out ol business, Wai- Labor Board handed down n decision giving Wester,, Union ' em- ployes 331 million in back pay. That reduced the company's surplus from $3(i million to $5 million. On top ol that, WLB granted a wage increase which cost the company another $23 million, and threw it in the red. though 1945 had been its best year. A year ago one of Secretary of Labor Lew Schwellenbach's fact- finding hoards granted telegraph workers another wage increase which cost Western Union another $23 nifillon. A third raise, to cost the company another SB milliin. has just been agreed to with APL unions outside 'New York City. The CIO union in New York is still holding out. but the total of all increases in the last year and a half adds SI million n week to Western Union costs. Tlie only way these costs could be met was for another arm of the government, FCC. to grant Western Union rate increases. This FCC has done twice, for 10 per cent each tune, giving the company $35 million increased revenues. Currently Western Union is netting about half a million a month ana is getting by on a big economizing drive.'The telephone strike this spring helped Western Uniou business by three or four million dollars. But that strike may have revealed that any merger of telephone and telegraph companies woiiid be suicide for the national communication system. • IN HOLLYWOOD •••«•••••••.............., By ERSKINI-; JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent ' HOLLYWOOD, (N'EAI _ Ifere's Ihe lowdowu on Maria Monlez's current battle with Universal In- ernntlonnl. according to Maria. The studio cast her in a .small rolo with Doug Fairbanks, Jr.. in "The Exile," It's only a 20-minute part. Maria says she refused the role, saying It u -as (oo small. Tlie studio threatened a suspension, which would disrupt Maria's outside film schedule. In retaliation, slip agreed to play the part, but first sb,-point- ed to her contract, which specifies top billing In all hrv pictures. She played thc role :md now, says Maria the studio wants io give her only minor hilling. DOI^. jf.. is sm a c k iii thc middle of the row. Clark Gable .mil AV.I f; ; ,rrtnr,r will be Vacatimmijj i n »„. York at the same time. Coincidence? Rob Tiirnbiill's reaction to our plea for another Clinker Ko- gers-Frcil Aslairc musical: "Wonderful—if Astairc ilnrsn't try to smr." ...Th-anna Dvirhin, they're sa.vinir n»t at tlonRl, has her lirsl mnvir in years In "Something in the Wind." E)la Raines was on suspension when she landed that choice role opposite Bill Powell i n ' -me Senator Was Indiscreet." R mll ehnies It pays for a gal to got huffy about her roles. STEAL-BUT NOT SO MUCH Economy Note.- Tlie publicity boys at one of the studio., -rcclveil thl s note from their boss: "Whatever you've been stealing' on our expense accounts, ulrnsc only steal 50 per cent of lt. v I've just been invited to a cock- lall party at the Hollywood BrowVl Derby for Lassie, about Io mn kc her debut as the star of a nw rarlio show, r haven't yet consulted Emily post on hou- to eat at- a rocklni! party for n dog. But I think I shall, re. nnle to niakc n faux PAW. Kntrrprisc studio should really I'e tin the way lo success with :i film version of (lie novel, "rur- snit of I.nvc." The Ixiok has just been banned in Atlanta. Hob Hope's new movie "The Pnltfacc." will kid the chaps off all western movies, including "Duel in (he Sun." Bob has a hectic rnr inancc with Calamity J.ine. pets mixed up in n rough poker game in the nirly Shame Saloon, and fights slrrrt duel with tho villain (Bob's cun is loaded with blanfaf only he doesn't know lt.1 KOSV lUnGK RETURNS Vim Johnson's new picture, '•Nisht Raiders/' is back to "Tlie Romance of Rosv Ridee." The film has had more titles than Van has freckles. The others were- "Tho Yankee." "Wild Harvest," "Missouri story," and "Clouds on tlie Sun. " That sons; I'm touting for the "it raradc, "Snrinir Came Bark (o Virnnn." will lie sutiff as a duct Viy LiurUz Melchoir anrt Jane 1'owell in Joe Pastrruak's "f.uxnry t.inrr." 1C S a'.-n us-d as background music for a swim- inhiK -reiie Esther William-; docs in "This Time for Keeps-" Eltssa I,andl Is back in town to resume her film career... . An expectant, father is Eddie Grs-n Hip clever comic, who is Ed '" Archie-" Gardner's foil on radio's "Duffy's Tavern." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE 3-Cliib Convention Safe Wen/ to Game Jiy WILI.IAM K, SIcKENNKV America's Card Aulhority Writtcn for NBA Service The mixed pair championship in the Southeastern Regional Tournament held at Hollywood, Fla., was won by Mrs- Peggy Colder and Charles J. Solomon of Philadelphia, Gnslroliths. Ulflhly polished stones swallowed by dinosaurs as digestive .fids liave been unearthed in Montana. Mrs. Colder A975 V A Q 10 3 • K 8 2 Solomon A AQ 10 VKJ34 • A 7 6 3 + A2 Tournament — Dothvul. ' South West North Kast 1 N. T. P.-iss 2 N. T. Pass 3 * Pass 3 V Pass •I V Pass Pass Pass Opening — » Q. II Th« DOCTOR SAYS BV WILIIMM A. O'BRIEN', M. ». Written for NEA Service Swimming accidents result largely from panic and Inexperience. If persons learn to swim when they are young ana if they practice water safety, few accidents occur. It is not wise to go swimming If you are overheated or immediately after eating. Reason for increased number of water deaths under these conditions is not known, but experience shows that It is true. Muscle cramps while swimming may - occur to anyone. They are the same cramps which are ex- liericn'ced under other conditions. Swimmers should keep calm and rub the cranrp until it disappears. I Children who shiver and turnj blue while swimming have stayed in the water too long. Body temperature drops to below normal when this occurs. Children who are chilled should eel out of the water and dress as it takes several hours for their temperature to return to normal. Shuts lnfeclion s car. develop in those who go in swimming while suffering with an upper respiratory infection. Diving feet first so ' " BY FREDERICK C. OTHMAN (United Press Staff Corresponded WASHINGTON, June 11. (UP) 'Richmond, Va., (correct me, If I wrong, Agriculture Department) ; a city surrounded by ditches ] potatoes bought, kerosened, and b ried by the government. Richmond restaurant owm therefore must buy Pfltfr" 165 '' ported from Canadnj^^7.ese ci pounds. And that, according j Restaurateur Orville D. Judd. : why the national potato snip becomes a .shortage on the pli of thc ultimate consumer. Canadian spuds are so expensi Jucid testified Cwithoiit regard :' the squirniiiiRS of thc federal mei! that the dab of mashed potati he serves a customer is mlc: scopic. Judd is a leading member of I Virginia State Restaurant As: elation. When he heard that •August. H. Andrcsen's AgriciiltY Subcommittee was investigating I potato crisis, he came to Washh ton loaded for the government's ! tato price supporters. •He brought along thc tags fr< the potatoes sacked in New Brui wick, Canada, and sold in Rii 'mond; the bill s of lading, and I customs document. Last mon he said, nine cars of these Cai' diim potatoes came to one ' mond dealer. He either bou' imported potatoes at high pric serve potatoes at nose after coming out can force water and germs into the eusta- chian tubes as well a s into the sinuses. ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION If everyone practiced water safety, there would be few accidents. But since some will take chances, everyone should learn artificial respiration and give it when necessary. The Schaefer - Prone pressure method for giving artificial respiration- is recommended. Lay the patient on his stomach with one arm extended directly overhead, the other bent at the elbow with the face turned outward and rest- hiK on thc hand. Before starting- artificial reapira- lon. be sure the mouth and nasal passages are free of obstruction kneel astride the patient, compress the lower back region 12-16 times r. minute. Continue until n at- ura! breathing is restored or until a physician pronounces the person dead. QUESTION: Is an X-ray examination advisable in backaches? ANSWER: The cause of some iforms of backache, especially m older men, can be found on X-ray examination. 15 Years Ago In Blythevitte — R. L. 'Loggins of Blythevllle, wns one of the speakers at the ninth annual meeting o f the Cotton 3-ed Oil men held in Memphis yester- terday. Mr. Loggins, superintendent of thc Blytheville Mill extolled Deise] Engines as a means of po've- In the mills. " ' ,Shade trees were damaged and n revival tent .torn to shreds yesterday by a heavy wind which hit Osceola. Wilson Henry ana John Caud:U will go to Memphis tomorrow for the semi-iinals of the National Tennis Championship. ' Mr. and Mrs. A. H. stier formerly °f here and now of Plymouth, N. c., whose name will be found on every one of the Southeastern championship trophies. This is the second time they have won the mixed pair title. Mrs. Colder and Solomon employed n bid in today's hitnd thai is used by many of the. eastern experts. I would like to have my read crs study it and become thoroughly familiar with this partlcn- lar convention. Over an opening no-trump bid, Solomon uses a three-club bid as in artificial bid, asking partner- to declare her four-card major. If partner does not have n four-card najor, the response to three clubs s three no trump. If partner of -he three-club bidder has tw9 Four-card major suits, tfie response is three diamonds. Then the opening bidder will bid his four-card major, knowing that partner/ will carry it to game. The efficacy of this three-club convention, which is very popular n New York, is demonstrated in today's hand. Practically every >air in the tournament plaved the land in three no trump, do'wn one. F'our hearts cannot miss, even against double-dummy defense. for 20 miles around Richmond bought bv tlie government <. buried. He said lie tola this Undersecretary of Agriculture N ris E. Dodd, who refused to belli him. So Judd and his fel^j^ rest: rant owners dropped oul to Toa Va., about 20 mile.s Km Ri mond, and there saw"vith U own eyes 34 carloads of local tafoes rotting in a ravine. "And we -fail to see how 1 prices can come down so long support programs, providing" the waste of vital commodities encouraged by th e governmei lie declared. The Republican Congressn were sympathetic: thc Democi were inclined to argue. Rep w Poage of Tex., one of the lat said he bet the potatoes bin outside Richmond never were m good. "The farmers told us*they grude.number one." Jutki retor "The .government does not •any farmer for destroying i thins," Poage insisted. "Well, I can name von one foi ,er . in North Carolina who paid for' potatoes he didn't e dig out of the ground," th c i tauraiit man said. "But 'the government paid 1 for' producing them." snapped •gentleman from Texas. "If he didn't 'dig 'em. 1 could he produce 'em?" quei Judd. That 'stopped Rciijlt'oage nnd tried a new tack. He said if restaurant owners wanted to any potatoes from the governm he'd" gladly take their orders at a carload, or four cents a hund pounds. "That's not four cents a pom he said, "that's four cents a lv dred pounds." "And where dij the gentlen get authority to sell povornmc owned potatoes?" inquired Ch: nian Andrcsen. "From the Agriculture Dey>i ment," snapped Poace. "You to buy some potatoes?" Anclresen said he didn't, but would like io know—since po represented the Agriculture partment—where it sot the f... ority to spend public "funds on 1 osene to pour on public-owned tatoes? Touche. That, stopped Poage. 'federal potato buriers. who, sp the day looking uncomfortable, do their explaining later. I d> envy 'em. Motionless , The pen point of a seismogr pendulum does not move w recording an earthquake shock. hangs motionless, while the ca shakes beneath it. . , gjfto will move to chicagjon where : Stier will be an accountant for Chicago Mill and Lumber Co. Bank Director A n*nrr ta Vrcvloam !*••*!• 'f t fe> A E •=; L> — 1^ J3 ¥ HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured U.S. executive director of International Bank 12 Electric units 13 Bacon slice 15 Profit 16 Breathed convulsively 18 Tipsy (Scot.) 19 Insect larva 21 Peruse 22 Geometric • figure 23 Heron 25 Domesticated 26 Freshen 27 Alleges 28 Palm lily • 2!) Compass point 30 Clock faces 33 Evaluate :)7 Tributary 38 Attack 39 He \ newly appointed to post •!0 Othello's betrayer 44 Bridge 45 Golf term 4fi Endcavor 4R War god 49 Elaborate 51 Leaves 53 Natural fat 5i Dealer ' VERTICAL 1 Come forth 2 Turn over S.Earth goddess 4 Work unit 5 Close 6 Essential being 7 Reared 8 Boy 17 Parent 9 He also serves 20 Insects assistant 22 Dens to the president 10 Yellow pigment 11 Sharper 12 Rage 24 Turn 25 Dance 30 The same 31 Be innate 32 Foreigners 34 Reach fo 3C Heating devices 40 Brain passa 4! Area in 42 Bound 43 Above •iSSaintc (a!».' 47 Greek Icttc 50 Near H Musical pipes 35 More beloved 52 Heredity ur

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