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PAG4t BIGHT BLYTHEVTt.LK (ARK.V COimiER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 194» THE BLYTHKVILLB COUB1£E NEW* TUB OOUKIBt MCWC OO. * w HAum, ruuubv JAMBS U VOtHOBFT BUM* FAOL O gyiiAN. Ad>«rU«ia» Umattt* •ate (tattonU /Mrcrtrttag B<*r«txiUSfts»: WsJJ*os Wttaet Go. Kew York. Chk**» Atlanta, Xtinpht* Kautrad u aecood clan oattu U tb* poat- offiea U aiyUjertlle, Arkuuu. un*r u« «* Caf , October t, 1>17 liembtt vt Tut tisxiflifKl Prtta SUBSCRIPTION RATEB: •> ojrtci IB tb« dtj at BlftberUM oc «n» tutaurtui can wber* ccrrlet «rrte* » -aai* Uintd Me per wee* 01 iSe pel month B« mill, vltiilr * radius of SO milt* I4.0U ps* ,tu ttM lot «i» meatiu- tl.OO toi three moo in*: by mall outride 60 mil* MB. »10J» per »eu ptytble to «d»«n«« Meditations Me ilull pray "n(o Cod, and he will hi farour-. able ualo him: and he shall trr hl« l»ce ultli joy: for kt will render unto man his rlfjiteeus- neu.—Job 33:2«. • • • I have been driven many times to my knees, by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and thai oi nil about me seemed insufficient lor that dsy.— Abraham Lincoln. Barbs Girls, keep your figure if you want the boys to call your number! • « • BahiM cakh everjthln/t, according t» *<*Ion. £i«pl what dads would like to give them aonetinin. • « • The most popular brand oi cigareu in mmw home ii pop's. *' • • A tooth 11 leet long w»» unearthed In Siberia. We could UK lhat In some of enr lawi. * • • some rich men have worked (oi all their worth. •Raping 1 it. Ai it «Und«, th* 1949 p«rfofm»nc« •uggeatt H)»t l>i* powert of drama tie invention may bt wearing' a trifl* thin. The old zip i» missing. And offhand it looks like bad timing, too. Oilier labor leaders and pto- labor elements in Congress say the old master could hardly have picked » worse time, what with Taft-Hartley repeal still an unsettled issue. But no one is even liintiiijf tliat Lewis is Uu-oiiKh producing hit performances. He's been too clever a spinner of plots. Who can say when he will stop hatching good ones? Burying the Hatchet Three thousand Seneca Indians who live in New York state have offered to sign a 25-year non-aggression pact with that commonwealth. In a world where stubborn refusals to talk peace seriously are the tiresome rule, this gesture is indeed refreshing We hope Governor Dewey will, sit down and smoke the peace pipe with these agreeable folk, even at risk of being caught in the act by newsreel cameras. VIEWS OF OTHERS Why I Go To Church By CAF'N FLAGG Lewis' Timing Off; Play Based on Old Plot John b. Lewis, who likes Shakespeare, seems to have taken many lessons from the master dramatist's book. We never know from ear to year what sort of drama the United Mine Workers' chieftain may stage. We tan only be sure there will be a performance, usually at contract negotiating time. It may have that simple tdeme, "no contract, no work," with actor-dramatist Lewis registering horror at the prospect his men might "trespass" on mine property without, written permission. It may be a memorial tableau dedicated to the victims of mine accidents. It may be a little tidbit that could b« called "John L.'s Revenge," with someone like Dr. James Boyd, head of the U. S. Bureau of Mines, as the stage villain. This time the play has still another twist. Social significance and the important economic message have been brought in. The script bears the rather stiff subtitle of "a brief stabilization period of inaction." A synopsis of the plot makes clear this means we are to have a week's interruption in coal production, because there is so much coal above ground that conditions are unstable. Like, for example, Lewis' contract bargaining position with the operators. When the scenery is put away and the costumes hung up, we get a chance to appraise these little dramas more objectively and to look for elements common to them all. This "coal above ground" idea appears to bob up pretty regularly. The less coal above ground, of course, the harder a strike will hurl the industry and the nation's economy and the stronger will be Lewis' bargaining power. So, although the .stress may be on memorials, or revenge, or something else, the "coal above ground" thread can usually be found in the plot. With the miners' contract expiring June 30, the government re|x>rls an unusually large coal supply above ground right now—about 70,000,000 tons, or two months' normal needs, compared to the average 50,000,000 tons on hand. This probably accounts for Lewis boldly using his naked economic message this time, instead of dressing up I he drama with more colorful touches. He frankly says that protecting the "collective bargaining structure" is one aim of the strike. Some of the oijcrators, of course, agree with Lewis about instability in their industry and are not unhappy about * shutdown. Certainly sonic xeu- uine material may be mixed in svilh the hokum in this season's show. But playwright Lewis' message might h, rung a little truer had he invited help frorh tK* industry itself in Spy-it is (Guest Reporter) 1 GO TO CHURCH, not because I figure regular attendance at oivine worship may som&how get me a ringside seat in Heaven., .not because 1 expect to have my weekly sins washed away... not bec&use 1 lifce to strut my Sunday clothes... not because I like the preacher, his delivery and the choir singing. I go to church because I like lo express publicly my faith In God. I like to bow my heact In gratefulness for many blessings I've-received tram • n omnipotent power...a Creator... a mind so • II inclusive that my own Immature ability lo thinit • nd create in comparison to tils is like a drop of water on Jensen Beach. I go to church because I like to enter a sanctuary dedicated to God and have my trail checked by preachers, priests, missionaries who. lo me, are like .slop-»nd-so traffic signals. I'm a transgressor. Who isn't- Life's trail is hard riding at times... full of evils, sometimes called deviLs. So, at church. I get » weekly rominj for smoother sailing toward Trail's End...peace of mind and happiness. I ATTEND CHURCH irrespective ol creedi • nd customs. I'm not hide bound by form, function or details. The word of GOO.. .Truth.. .to me is an expression of life. I'm thankful to be • live. Frequently, during the week 1 step into * church for a few minutts of silent meditation and • THANK YOU. in big type, for the privilege of watching • sunrise...a aunsel...the ram... • nd a million manifestations of life that surround me in color, beauty and mystery.. .expression* or life and wonderment that scientists and scholar* cannot explain and probably never will until man reaches a degree of intelligence comparable to the Creator. ' — t go to church -btcauw I like to pay homage «nd give thanks to a mind that designed a pine oak...a small mouth bast...a dolphin ...a deer...a tide that ebbs and flows on time... yes; a mind that created me on the duplex plan ...two arm.s, two eyes, two legs, two ears...just in case I lose one and need a spare part. Provident planning...Isn't it. An old fishing guide 1 used for years, on the upper Mississippi River, and whom I called, THE OLD HEAD, because from a lifetime of keen observation he usually had a practical answer for mysterious questions, sat with me one night 'round a camp fire during a lull moon rise. Se?. I to the Old Head. I can't believe the story of tht creation of the world. GOD couldn'l have made all the beautiful natural things to say nolh- . ing of a few ptsis. like mosquitoes ..they were biting hard lhat nile...ln six days and rested on tht seventh. Slowly hand rolling a fJRaret and lighting It with a fire pmber. Old Head replied with Indian drawl. "Can'n a mind that could ligger out a moonrisc. on nine, as wonderful ».i what we're watching could have not only made one world but, a hundred of 'em in six seconds." from then on 1 stopped arguing about the creation. I CANT UNDERSTAND WHY there are unbelievers in GOD. I've looked through microscopes at butterflies, llnwen. inlui'itr.simal things as beautiful in form, color and mysterious pattern as Leonardo I>i Vinci's iamolls painting. Mona Lisa. We call nest* "devilish littlt things." Thej eat our clothe* and we exterminate them. They are however expres-sion.% or life that fly, see. hear and smell. 1 once qusiioned their creation with a colored maid who worked for my wife. She. loo, was wise in fundamental observation. "They were not made by GOD." said Martha. "They are creations of the devil." That .satisfied me. I don't worry any more about moths. My wife does. I'm tolerant and enjoy life In all It's manifestation.',. LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL »nd designed, so ll seems lo this old cowpokf, with infinite study and for some purpose. I've never known • human who covild design a tarpon. Have you? And (hat's why i like to pay homage lo a Creator with intelligence so all Inclusive that HE gave me lungs with which to breathe th« »ir H* made... which permits me to live. That's the reason [ go lo punliriy say thank you to an OM> MA^rER who knows all. sees all. and hears all. 'mat's why I »ay my prayers ...many of which have been answered. I'm not Interested In quibbling about details of faith. Tnere musi be a GOO or there couldn't be a beautiful St. I.ucic Iliver unri sunseui In the west wllh subtle, (•ding color! that no artist but, GOD, can paint. There «re added reason* why 1 go W church but emit fnr this simple sermon on...the wonders uf GOU's ways. I STUART <FU.) NEW* Paris Conference Adjourns W'rth Very Little Accomplished TW DOCTOR SAYS B» Uwi> P. J«r4an. M. B. Writtea Ift NVA Stntice The human body operates llu a machine for which the food U fuel which is converted Into energy and used by physical and mental activity. There are two ways to gain weight: one to cut down on the activity output and the other to increase the food intake. Less exercise and more rest reduce the output and must be cpn- sldered by the person who wants to gain, it 1s usually easier to gain by increasing the fuel, or food, Intake -at the same time holding the output, or exercises, down. There are several ways of increasing the fuel intake. One Is, to choose the foods which have the highest energy or calorie value, since these can be changed into weight as well is into work. The starches or chrbohydrates and fats supply more energy and have more effect on weight than proteins do. When trying to gain weight one should include fatter meat, more butter or margarine, more cream. more sweets, more jjotatoes, more bread, cereals, and other high calorie-containing loods. Balance must be maintained In the diet, however. It is not wise to cut out the fruits, vegetables, meat, milk and eggs which supply ingredients necessary to maintain good health. Larger Meals Another thing which can be done is to eat more at each meal. The amount one eats is largely a matter of habit and this can be changed like any other habit. The stomach can be trained to hold more by PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Meat Price Increases Sending Housewives Spirits to New Low WASHINGTON <NEA) — Higher, meat prices are geUing everybody j down again—excepting ,of course, the people in the meat business. | Meat prices are just about where they were two years ago and below i the peak of a year ago, but the ! trend (or tl\c next few months' seems to be upward instead of continuing on down to more reasonable lerH.i/ Departcuent of Labor's consumers* price Index for 56 industrial city market- 1 ; reports a 2 per cent increase from March to April. National averages showed leg of lamb up from 68 to 73 cents a pound, pork' chops up from 74 to 76 cents a pound, round steak up 79 to 81 cents a pound. Chuck roast, ham and poultry prices were tip leaser a mounts. Hamburger, .salt pork, bacon and fish were down 5lt?ht.y. But this is certainiy no »reat evidence ttiat the cost of living is lev- elin? off or declining. Every time a Washington nciw.s dispatch is written about a prospective surplus of pork, it brings tn complaints from customers all over the country. They say there are days at a time when they can't find any fresh pork in the stores. And as for mutton and lamb, they have now reached the vanishing point in many city markets. The scarcer these meats become, the Rreater Is the demand for beef and the higher go its prices. Pork Surplus Seen Nevertheless, Departmen of Aeri- culture is sticking to its story thai there is a surplus of pigs in sight. spring pig crop will begin to come market in mid-October. Supplies should be^ln to increase in from two to four weeks after that. Prices tnay begin to come down then. But there's no relief in sight before. A number of reasons are given by Department of AgricviHurc experiK for what's happening. Principal reason is simply thnt people nre eat in? more meat. Average U. S. per capita consumption \wsvs. only 126 pounds a year in 1938. During the war it reached 155 pound.?. Beef nipt ion rose from 50 to bered 55.000,000. with 57.000,000 on Jan. 1, 1949. Sheep have dropped from 49.0CO,- 000 in IS42 to 30,000,050 as of Jan. I. 1948. and 32,000,000 on JRH 1, 1949. Grazing Land Stocked to Capacity Gradually the numbers may increase \\\ the next few years. But there are several factors holding back the increase of supply. The western range is now said Eo be stocked as heavily as it should toe under sound grazing conservation practice. 1 ?. Grasslands were overstocked in the war years and live- Kraduatly Increasing the amount taken at each meal. , More food can be taken also just by eating extra meals. As small mid-morning meal, an afternoon or bedtime snack of weight-gaining foods, are helplul. A glass ol half milk and half cream is a good example ol what could be taken.. Almost anyone who does not have some serious disease can gain weight by following the plan of decreasing or at least not Increasing the food eaten. • • » Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers'. However, each day he will answer one. of the mast frequently asked questions in his column. • • * Question: What could be the couse of stifness in the knees of older persons? Answer: The most common cause Is a degeneration of the tissues of some of the joints. U is frequently accompanied by some creaking when the knees are' bent. By DeWHt MmesUosfo AT rerHcsi Affair* .Analyst The month-old Big Four Foreign Ministers' Council meeting in Paris finally has {round to a weary close, havlnc recorded some achievement | although it has done little to make the halts of the Pink Palace echo witr satisfaction. Small wonder that an American spokesman wasn't optimistic in evaluating the results. One of ths> conference's chief accomplishment** as I see it, has been to emphasiflp again the conflict between the two blocs—Western, democracy »nd totalitarian Bolshevism. It's difficult to find common ground on Vila] issues. The principal object of the eon- '• ference—to establish economic and political unity for Germany—hasn't got far. The best that could be done by the four stalesmen—vishinsky of Russia, Bevin of Britain, Schuman of Fiance and Ache-son of America—was to agree on at "modus Vivendi" under which dismembered Germany will continue to be administered by the opposing blocs. An American spokesman said of this that "it did't solve anything. It merely stated guiding principles." Under this agreement Ihe Big Four would reopen and encourage trade between East and West Germany. The v Russians promise not to impose blockade conditions on i again. Tuf of War Continues At face value that looks good, but its real value depends on whether it can be made to work. The establishment of political and economic unity, of essential lo the rehabilitation and peace of Europe. However, this very Importance of the Reich has made il Ihe object of a tug of war between hi<5h of nearly 70 pounds per per- | stock numbers had to be cut down, son in 1947. Pork consumption rose | from 4K pounds to a high of 80 pounds in 1944. Lamb and mutton consumption alone have held steady at around seven pounds per person per year. Consumption for 1949 Is expected to be somewhat below highs, but will total about 146 pounds per person, the same as List year. Prosperity and the luck of it are the main reasons for fluctuations. The more money people have, the more meat Ihey eat. Recession, un- In the midwest, which should be a larger source of meat animals, the denmnci for grPins has been so great that pasture lands have been plowed up and planted. As grain reserve stocks are again built up, some nf this land should be restored to grass. The drop in sheep and lamb numbers i> due almost entirely to the rise in labor costs. Most western ranee lands are suitable for either cattle or sheep. But whereas cattle can be turned loose, the sheep re- Two-thirds of the world's people mate their living Item agricultural enterprises. . About one and a quarter miUion farms in the United States produce wheat. employment and lowered payrolls '- quire herders for every few hundred reduce meat consumption figures, ami prices drop correspondingly. A second principal reason for hi??h prices is lowered r.upply. Livestock numbers are down. Anticipating lowered demand after the war. stockmen reduced the number of head on their farms and ranches. Cattle — excluding uairy cows— numbered nearly 58.000.000 head in 1944 anrj 1945. but were down to an estimated o4.000.COO us al last Jan. That is why Secretary of Asrlcul- | 1. This is only a slight increase over Hire Charles F. Brannan is insisting that his new farm plan should be adopted on hogs, at least. The vcar before, Una-; numbered 83.000.0rx> head In 1944. As ot Jan. I, IMA. they mim- f 5 Years In hend. And the annual shearing re quire. 11 ; still more labor which today costs money. Meat exports and imports account for so httle as to be a negligible factor in TJ. S. supply and price .situations. What U. S. livestock numbers should be to meet current antj future demands for meat at a fair price, no one is willing to make es- timntcs. It all depends on what the levels of industrial production and consumer purchasing power will toe. That is what keeps livestock raisers and meat puckers guessing. A large number of , people have made reservations for the benefit bridge party to be held Friday afternoon by members of the U.TXC. A good many of them are political candidates. Anita Stracke, daughter of Mrs. Louise Straekc, is visiting in Rt. Louis. ' Miss Ruth Elanore Tucker has gone to Virginia Beach, Va., for a, convention of the Delta Delta Delta rority, representing the chapter the University of Mississippi. xford. Before she returns she will company two girl friends to ashing ton. Richmond and New ork. She will be away two weeks. N HOLLYWOOD Ry Ersk ine John son NKA Staff Orresprondent HOLLYWOOD — INEA) — Jim have ackus, the off-beat comic, is back into Hri us today with sm off-bell ewpolnt on Hollywood historical nd gangster films. Backus just an't understand how the kids can row up unscathed by them. He ays he didn't. "I was always on the wrong side, n Revolutionary War pictures the British always \vere the better re.ssed and better actors. I was n their side. Washington always ookecl to me like a second-rate *m in a toupee. "I was always on the side of the Romans because the Christians got ^uch awful ac' rs. In Civil War 'Urns, they always Wred a tine actor from the Theater Guild to play Genera] Lee. General Ornnt some guy they found in a drug store.' What brought on all this Is Jim's role of a policeman in "The Bail Bond Story." Jim is always on the wrong side of the law in gangster films, loo. Aft he explain* II: "The X* n K- Jitrr* arr the best art*r*—tbe Waited Jim: "f'm a policeman. I've got one suit, a broken-down apartment and no girl friends. The gangster, George Rift has three carloads of suits. ^ penthouse anrl 40 dolls. Do you blame . me tor wanting to be a gangster instead nf a cop?" Ktr.HTING MINISTER Hollywood finally is putting a "human" Protestant minister on l the scrfr-n. Joel McCrea plays the | fighting parson In M-G-M's "Stars 111 My Crown." a post-Civil War story. Predicts Joei: It's Ihe Protestant put box-office wallop back Ua Hayworth's old films. Six have bcrn reissued since the mnr- riace and most theater marquees are spelling it out as "Princess Aly Khan." Sequel to "Mrs. Miniver' is back on M-G-M's production .slate. Grrer Garson and Walter Pirigeon will eo to EtiRliuul fnr the film, a postwar story of the Minivers. Dcanna Dnrbin's name is mlss- inc from her long-time dressing room af Lit. Her contract expires In August and then -she'll heart for a comeback via a Broadway musical. j the Chicago Bears, you will understand he's not delicate. Old Northwestern Unix-ersity boy.s will remember when Al was doing his first drawings for "The Purple Parrot t." I understand he also did the football covers for programs, then he would put aside his paint brushes, go out on the field and carry the ball. Al .says he started to draw women |nst because they appealed to him. When I asked him il beautiful women are also clever, he said that models today are professional women and they have to be smart. In rtrawing a picture,, hi has the man's point of view, bu an intelligent, model will see to ii that he retains the women's view- Thrrr's a rnokinf at l,r*1ip. B lin sorr-en tno I onr -film-a-year dfal Columbia for Joan ha* hw n off thr | Judy Cauova is looking for a ; radio sponsor. . . . John Garfield and Warner Brothers have kissed and made up. He'll do 10 films there during the next five ypars, . . . Dinah Shore is making television tests- 'Going My Way' with the nostalgic qualities of the Ray's old films." best of Churtey ThoM headline* from C»nnw McKENNEY ON BRIDGE BT William T.. McKtnnrj America's Card Authority Wrillfti for NEA Service Shrewd' Offense KetsOvertrick Silling al a Uble with Al Mooi-e of Kent. Conn., otic wou'.d never him as the fellow who draws the Esquire girls. When Irll vmi MiRt he ptovod 111 I l on Northurstem from Rubber—Neither Trri. S«M» Went N*r«i KM* 1 * Pass 2 » Fass 2 A Pas; 4 * Pa» Openinf—V K zt point in the picture. Al played cards while he wa M college. Hts football coac tauBht him this lesson, which never forgot: When you get th ball, gain ground; don't expect touchdown every time, but mal sure lhat yon do not lose Broimd. I think this point brought out well In today's han The natural thing for declar to do Is lo go over to the club !»•» to 193J and spent * year with I dummy and take the spade finess B;:t if this loses. WfSt will ca Ine qufen ot hcait*. then lead club, and tht contract will Da 6»- Count your tricks—you have itir spades, one heart, four dia- londs and two clubs. Just don't West and East. There is no guarantee that this tug of war will cease. The council announced ment in principle on an Austr: independence treaty. This has been"" hanging fire largely because ol two Issues — Moscow's reparation; demands from the little country ; and Yugoslavia's claim of territory from the Austrian province of Car- anthla. Russia has been supporting this claim. The council agreed that Austria'i frontiers will remain what thes were on January I, 1938, which means that Yugoslavia's claim ha? been thrown out. Russia is expected to withdraw her support to thai claim. Yugoslavia won't get reparations but may "seize, retain ot liquidate Austrian property" in Yugoslav territory. Austria will pas Russia $150,000,000 in reparations Thai's what has been agreed te in principle. It remains to be seen whether it will be what is ultimately signed, sealed and delivered Agreements in principle have ha<! an uncomfortable habit of- blowing up. and so we shall wait ^and se< what happens before accepting th< treaty as an accomplished fact Tito May Join West If this agreement does work oul as scheduled, it will be agreeabK to the Western powers. One reason is that the Russians will have tc withdraw their troops from Austril when the treaty is signed. Anothei is that. If the Soviet does drop support of Yugoslav claims thif may drive Marshal Tito—who feuding with Moscow—into th« western sphere of influence. It probably would have been too much to expect the council meeting to end without fireworks. In any event, after the conference had been wound up -Vishinsky without warning demanded a further secret session, on the strength of frest word from Moscow. For a bit consternation reigned Acheson and Bevin both were packed and eager to start home. It developed that the Russians wanted to debate » disputed point concerning the withdrawal of profit- on German property In Austria, ol which the Soviet would take control. However, it was a technical matter and the ministers decider that it should be worked oul through diplomatic channels. I 1 To summarize. Judging from th< communique, nobody seems to hav* pade trick, and you will make' gained any tremendous advantage our eleven tricks. in the conference. Songbird Answer to Previous Puizl*. HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted songbird tit sometimes 13 Interstices 14 Mistreat U Membranous pouch 18 Dress fabric 18 Consumed 19 Writing fluid 20 Snow vehicle* 12 More 21 Chart profound 17 Editor (ab.) 25 Tumult 26 Rim 27 Fish jauce 23 Disapprove 3 Part of body 4 Preposition i Misfortunes 6 Fasten T Inheritance unit (Tins t Bachelor of Art! (ab.) 10 Pacific island 11 Landed property 22 Nickel (symbol) 23 Tellurium dymbol) 24 Certain 27 SUte 2» Central 30 French article 31 Giant kin| of Bishan 32 Greek letter 34 Cloy M Pine fruit 3* Type measure 39 In (prefix) 40 Liq\ior 42 Moham- iricdanttm 47 Australian ostrich 4) Man's name 4» Family 50 Dun| beetle 91 West India mount 53 Ordain AS Natural fat 33 Genus of herbs 14 Mexican ihawl 33 Entertains 37 Accustomed 41 Germinated grain 42 Brain passage 43 Senior (ab/) 4+ Covert 45 Encourage • 46 PlateaU 47 ReviH 53 Early English <ab.) 54 Tran&pot* tab) vnncAL 1 Container* 2 Atom bomb uundittl

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