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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 20, 1949
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FAGEBX BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) OOURTES NEWS XHE BLYTHEVILLB COUKIEB NEWS KEWB CXX " JJL W. KAINBB, FublUJMT • JAU0 I* VZBHOZFT MJta* FATIL ft HUMAM. idrertiaii* | •' . ' W»Uao« Witmer Co. N*v York, Chicago, Detroit, " Bitcnd a* mooaA din matter «t Uu pott- "••' •Hie* at Blythevllle, Arkaoui. under act ol Con•:-, „_, nctober «, U'7. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BT carrier IB ttw dtj ol BlythevilU or »nj auburoan town where carriei aervlcc li maiu- tain»d,'20c per track, or toe pej mootb . 8; null, within a radius ol SO milts M-40 pel ftir. )2.00 lor tU months, (1.00 (oi three mODthi; bj mail ouUlde W mil* «on* HO-OC per real payable to advano*. Meditations F*r there U ne reapect of person* with God*— BMWII 2:11. » * » All service U the came with God, With God, whose puppets best and worst, Are we: there U no last nor first. —Robert Browning. Barbs personality, says a business executive, Is the treatett asset of the working girl. Competency, willingness and being on time are just old-iash- ioned virtues. * » * Ai Indiana thief stole an auto full of bee* and quickly abandoned It. One [enI who jot stung •n a oaei car, * • * An Australian is gifted »t playing the piano, with hl» feet. Sole stirring music, no doubt. * * * When • machine b well oiled It makes th« tout noixe. With humans It's just the opposite. * • * A psychologist advises parents to Ignore tantrums of children. Try it some evening when friend* ar» In for bridge. N Wage Scale Plan Ties £ Earnings to Productivty : : ; . Few business leaders take ,the time £ •- to fashion comprehensiv^ programs for '-". ;' th« nation'* future economic welfare. il They usually confine themselves to de"-"•'• crying government regulation, high tax"^ •• and the growth of the federal payroll. i-'r': So it ii news that Lewis S. Rosen- Vi svtiel, chairman of the board of Schen- iii \ ley Industries, has worked up something a little more imaginative. He calls it his plan for "sustained prosperity." Like his brother executives, Kosen- »ti«l want* to »ee taxes reduced to pro- vid« business with greater incentive. But there the parellel seems to end. H« believes we should shoot for a 1300,000,000,000 national income by , 1954. Tax cuti, he »ay§, will help spur business to achieve that level. But h« acknowledge* that meantime out' government's heavy foreign and domestic commitments mak« it likely that federal outlays will be greater than ever before in peacetime. Rosenstiel -is willing to see the nation undertake deficit financing until income pulls up to 1300,000,000,000. At that time, he argues, taxes even at lower rates should be producing about $50,000,000,000 in yearly revenues—enough to balance the budget. The Schenley official has other original notions. He proposes a 5 per cent wage increase nationally for the next five years. But to offset this advance he would call also for an annual boost of 4 per cent in production per man hour for the same period. In other words, the worker would get more money in a not quite even trade for. more efficient output, he getting somewhat the better of the bargain. If labor has had any pronounced reaction to'tljis proposal, it has not been loudly voiced. Whatever its merits, it at least ought to provide a basis for discussion in any future general labor-management conferences. Labor lias tried tying wages to the cost of living but hasn't liked the experiment. It might find more permanence in benefits linked to higher productivity. Rosenstiel thinks his wage plan would help raise national income by hiking consumption. He insists businessmen will enjoy greater profits despite payment of steadily higher wages. In the foreign field, his proposals seem enlightened, though less strikingly original. He favors continued U. S. financial aid to friendly countries, sounder and more flexible arrangements for investment of U. S. capital abroad, and policies aimed at encouraging higher wages in foreign lands. Probably only an economic soothsayer could detect the real worth of Rosensliel'i program, short of a full trial. But of any business leader who sees fit to rip it to shreds, it seems proper to ask: "Just what do you propose, The Last Bivouac Something went out of American life forever the other day in Indianapolis. Six grizzled, enfeebled veterang of the Civil War met and decided they would never again be able to gather together as they have been doing for 83 long years. The six made a sad picture. Three were in wheel chairs, one needed crutches. They ranged in age from 100 to 108 years. They were gaunt of frame and their .shoulders drooped. This was their last courageous effort at holding onto a memory that is rooted deep in their country's history. To their victorious Grand Army of the Republic, the nation owes its prized unity from ocean to ocean. For decades these veterans, the last remnants of & force once numbering 400,000, have been celebrating the great moments in the struggle that kept America whole. The nation has joined in honoring them. Their colorful gatherings will be missed from the American scene. VIEWS OF OTHERS "ederal and Functional The proponents of federalism can take heart from the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe. The assembly's decisive vote lor a European political authority with "limited functions but real powers" is one of those leaps in history wnioh outstrips the cautious step-by-step development envisioned by those who have been called "functionalists." History shows that both types of progress are necessary, and that without gradual changes In the substratum of economic* and social lite to support the political institution created by fiat the Utter will become cither an empty shell or an instrument of tyranny. But at some point Uler* must always be the adventurous thrust ahead ol existing limits to meet new challenges. The United states of America, then existing only is a doubtful possibility, tools that step In the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The United States or Europe, now existing only as a doubtful possibility, may take ILs start from the action ol he Consultative Assembly at Strasbourg—though the path to be traversed and the difficulties to be overcome are greater than those faced by 13 mutually jealous American slates in 1787. In each case it has been proved that, under pressure of Impelling need, > body called to explore the possibility of strength through closer union can become suddenly and creatively mor« than the sum of its separate parts. This is the federal principle, which holds the promise ,of an eventual reign of law throughout the world. If It appears piecemeal .as in the creation of a federated Europe, perhaps to be followed by an Atlantic Union, rather than as a lull-blown world federation, that Is merely an Indication that even federalism must develop "functionally." —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR The States Need the Money Tht it .-.tot will accept about two and a hill billion dollars in federal grant* In the current fiscal year. That Is a new post-war high and it shows which way the trend is running. This U a fact full ol irony. At the recent t»ri/er*nc« of governor* one itat* executive alter another—mc*t of them Republican—got up to denounce the "vIcicutnM*" of fedaral aid to the itatec. But has on« of then governors aald "No" to a fedtral contribution to his highway «ystem or hla hoipitaU? Of cburat not I It Is a little ducourajlni that politicians ihould go on In thli faahlon, talking one way and ict- ing another. Only Gov. Warren of California had the integrity to challenge hla colleagues. But that U not tht point at the moment. The real question 1» whether federal grants should be continued. It is i »ound notion that, like charity. Uxttlon and public spending should begin at home. Localities ought to meet local expenses. And in general, that goes lor the states, too. But there Is no rlosiini over the fact that the United States is a nation. The use of "Is" rather than "are" In the preceding sentence ahows Itself how this Is Ingrained in the American mind. A« a nation, the United 8tat« must be strong in all Iti ptrtj. it U Inconceivable, for example, that one state should have modern highways while another has only mud roads. " Since the states are the result ot the vagaries of history rather than of careful planning, since lorn are poor and others are rich. It Is Inevitable that the Federal Government should be used to even the balance. Otherwise the rjnlted States would be a nation of first, second and third-class citizens. The notion of .equality of opportunity would have to be abandoned, and «o would all hope of maximum national efficiency. There can be no question then of abolishing federal grants. The Job Is to make sure that money Is appropriated according to need. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH The Return of the Prodigal SO THEY SAY Urgency of Treaty With Japan To Be Given Renewed Emphasis PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Three-Way Departmental Fight Looms Over U.S. Land and Water Controls ture to stay out of what has been : could use more water. With irriga considered Bureau of Reclamation's ' tion, they might go in for vegetabl exclusive business for lo these many and other "wet" farming crops. Bu Bnnnan'a Pet Project Building of [ami ponds has been a pet project of Secretary Brannan's. When he was Farm Security Administralor, he developed a water facilities program for FSA borrowers, when he became assistant secretary he extended the program through soil conservation/service. As secretary, he IE trying to extend it to the whole Missouri basin. What really seems to have riled Interior, however, is that Brannan proposed to make new studies of WASHINGTON — (NBA)— A new feud between Departments of Agriculture and Interior is developing over control of land and water resources in the Missouri Valley. This was originally a scrap between Army Engineers and Interior. They compromised through development of the so-called Pick-Sloan plan. Now it's a three-way fight, Agriculture having introduced a number of argumenU the other two hadn't thought ofJ '• .-' .',•:. ' Last May at Rapid City, S. D., Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan announced a new SO^year, $8,500,000,000 program for development of farming in the Missouri valley. It was to be financed In part by government conseravtlon payments, the rest by private expenditures by the farmers themselves, on 350,000,000 acres. In oversimplified form, the plan Included encouragement In tfh e building of firm ponds and water holes for range livestock. These reservoirs were intended to hold back water flow in small streams to stop erosion. By so doing, it was aimed to prevent not only the silting up of streams, but a result- Ing increase in electric power dev elopment at Missouri basin dams. Federal Power Commission endorses it. If it will reduce stilation at power dams. Army Engineers are understood to have opposed It because, by holding water on the land Instead of allowing it to flow Into main channels, navigation on ! develop Irrigation projects hi both. the Missouri from Sioux City to Switch Went Be Coitly St. Louis may be interfered with.! Cost of Irrigation has been esti- Tnterlor Secretary J. A. Krug blasts j mated at from J10 to $14 i year ear* when crops the farmers there Interior wants to do money on which the irrigation. To Department of Agri- controTis the culture economists, looking at the national farm Interest, it may have seemed a little silly to put water on dry land »nd move people In on that land when there was particular need for their crops in that ires. Two or three specific .examplts are being cited. At Garrison dam on the upper Missouri. Army Engineers now want to operate at high watel level, to provide more water for down-stream naivation. A high water level would flood many acres of fertile land. North Dakota firm- ers ire opposed to that. Tio other projects involve about a million acres In the Sourls River valley in North Dakota and 750,000 acres of Jam'es River valley lands in South Dakota. Bureau of Reclamation has announced plans to several farm experts have said I would take several generations t make this switch, and In the mean time there is no particular mark? for their crops. Bureau of Reclamation argue that with U.S. population increas ing and with America's overworke farm sol! being worn out, more new land must be developed. Also, Dft partment of Interior maintains tha spending the government's mone on individual farms through conservation payments for terrac ing. contour plowing and eroslo proach. Wha Is spend th irrigation projects, cost is repaid to til Th« DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M,T>. WritUn fer NBA Serrire Nearly everyone knows that a m C l" T ad * of the blood *W<* 111 show whether or not a person s infected with syphilis, with the , this test, exte- have been made against Id of algns yphills because this dlsMse'Vo'uid eliminated altogether If all cases were discovered and made non- nfcctlous early. Tests made on large groups of he population in this country have hown anywhere from about one person In a thousand to five per- ons in a hundred to have this In- ectlon. The principal way by which he disease can be wiped out Is to dentify all of those who are m- 'ectcd and to make them non- nfectlous to others just as soon as possible.. The best way to Identify infected persons Is to take small samples of blood from very large groups "->d to test them. This has already been done for large in- dt'strial groups and during the war for military personnel. REQlflnED BEFORE MARRIAGE This blood test Is also required n most states now before marrlase. Premarital 'ests are particularly important because they help to prevent the transmission of the disease to an unlnfected spouse and also check the possible development of the disease in children. There Is no doubt that'these mass blood tests on large groups of the population uncover cases of syphilis which might have been unrecognized for years. Also this serves to cut down the number of the disease which could a source of Infection for a problem about which knows the an- cases of serve as others. Here Is medical science swers. The end of this scourge which has afflicted mankind since the middle ages will be a major triumph. It should not ' be postponed too long. • • • 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. • • • QUESTION: Is Is harmful in any way to eat two eggs a day? ANSWER: I cannot see how this could possibly do any harm unless a person were allergic to eggs. By DeWitt MaeKende AP Foreign Affair* Analyst The urgency of concluding . Japanese trealy has developed tb« startling po-Mblllty that the democracies may get ahead with the Job without Russia, unless a quick solution of the disagreement with Moscow can be found. Should this happen it would of course mean .two distinct treaties— another stone added to the wall dividing the totalitarian states and the democracies. The stalemate hinges on Russla't insistence that the trea'ty be concluded by the Big Four foreign ministers council (America, Britain, Russia and France), whereat the United States and Britain insist that it be handled by the Far Eastern Commission. This commission comprises Ihe eleven countries that fought against Japan — the United States, Russia, Britab France, China, The Phillpplnl The Netherlands, Canada, Austr" la, India and New Zealand. The Russian attitude may be explained largely by Ihe fact that the veto is permitted In council proceedings, whereas It Is not used In Ihe commission. On one thing there appears to <ie unanimity - the need of getting ahead with the Job. Bevin, Acheson Confer On top of that the conversations in Washington last week between British Foreign Secretary Bevin and Secretary of state Acheson reached the conclusion that a Japanese treaty Is long overdue. And Soviet Foreign Minister 5 Andrei Y. Vlshinsky, who Is heading the Russian delegation to the new United Nations meeting, which opened today at Lake Success. Is expected to press tor a Japanese treaty—to be made by the foreign minister council. The advisability of malting a separate treaty has been given careful consideration and thus far there is no evidence that Insuperable obstacles have been found to such a procedure. Naturally the ideal solution is a pact made jointly by all the allied powers, but separate treaties would work. , As a matter of fact there Ii a growing feeling among close ob- ervers that In the long run separate treaties might prove to b« better than * joint InstrumerA iigne'd by allies who are at loggeJIp heads on most points. And such an nnovation might establish a useful precedent for breaking similar stalemates which have existed since ,he war. Interior secretary j. A. Krug Diasis j mated it from Jl the Brannan porposal and in effect per sere. In ye 1 advises the Department of Agricul- I aren't so good, tt 'government by the water-users ovt a period of 50 yean. That Is why Secretary of Interior J. A.'Krug, in writing about Secretary Brannan's Missouri basin plan, declares that it would involve a. direct infraction of reclamation laws and that It would shift authority long vested in his department. In short, Interior believes that its experts are th« only ones who know anything about Irrigation. Once again, all this shows how government agencies with vested Interests tend to monopolize those prerogatives, regardless of what's best for the areas concerned. And again it points up the need for unification In control of U.S. land and water resources, 15 recommended by president Hoover's Commission on Reorganization of tht government. 75 Years Ago In Blvtheville — ' At the meeting of the Lions club yesterday Herman Rimer was elected secretary to take the place of Crawford Greene, who has recently moved away. Fred Sandefur was elected IJon Tamer. The program \vas furnished by Miss Marjorie Duckett, who did a tap and toe dance, accompanied by Mrs, Bill Trotter. John Elliott has gone to Little Rock where he will entar the Arkansas School of Medicine. IN HOLLYWOOD By Enkine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent By Ersfcine Johnson j because of Hosseliini's interest in NE.4 Staff Correspondent 1 the picture. HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — Roberto! Rcssellinl obtained the hold order Rosellini's feud with RKO over the Ingrid Bergman movie. "Stromboll." continues to boil. Latest is that there are, not one, but two "Slrom- boli" movies. Last week I reported, exclusively, that Roscllitil had "kidnaped" the last three days' film and was reius- ing to turn it over to the RKO Him lab In Rome until the studio agreed to let him cut, score and edit the picture in Rome. He's still holding the film despite threats by RKO's Rome attorneys of legal action, because of his contract which specifies that the film must be cut in Hollywood. Now Rossellini has retaliated. When the fiery Italian director "kidnaped 1 the film he shot during through the Italian bosrd that controls frozen llollj-wood film money. It's as complicated as a radio mystery drama. RKO's Hollywood studio has a print of the picture, and a negative. RoMellinl has a print of Ihe picture, and t negative, plus the film he shnt during the production's last three days. This film he has never turned over to RKO's Rome lab. And ingrid Bergman has her memories. Friends of Milton Berlc are calling him conxial Gable. . . . It's a tounh life department: Van Johnson is lamenting to friends that the upkepn on his swimming pool costs him S30 a month. And no one uses Well, I got him.—Gloria McLean, now Mrs. Jimmy Stewart. * * * I can sum up Miss and Mrs. America's clothes for next year as being slimmer and bustler lhan last scaton's. The whole silhouette has teen pushed up and broadened In the shoulders, either by scarf drapes or those winged collars.—Fred Mayer, tn Paris buying models lor a chain of American retail stores. * » * We have repeatedly recognized In Hits country that the first priority of the Joint defense is our ability to deliver the atomic bomb.—Gen. Omar N. »radl«y, statutory chairman of the joint chiefs the last three days of production, I lie pool Realise he lives so clree RKO Quietly packed up all the to the ocean . . . Selena Royle and "Slromboli" film in Its Rome lab | Georsc Renavent. not satisfied with with orders to fly it Immediately lo two successful acting career;, hive written a play. "Especially Mother." in which they'll co-stnr. . . . Dinah Shore will cut her first hillbilly platter next month. George Morgan of "Grand Olr Onry" will IK- In from Nashville for the disc date. Don'l Stop Now, Al Shelley Winters, who had big plc- the RKO sludio in Hollywood. The ftlm Included the "second" "Stromboli." The first, with Hit exception of the film Rossellini has "kid- naped," was senl by Ihe director to Hollywood »s p<-r his contract. But there was slill another negative. . Here's what happened: \lanv. magazine.-;, went lo UI publlc- RoscelUnl shot four or five takes! i'y boss Al Horowits' office to thank: ot each scene for Hollywood, then him for the wonderful publicity ture layouts In Colliers. Life and changed magazines In the camera and took a couple of takes for himself , assembled it into a rough print. RKO Just heard about it and it was '.his film that was packed and ordered flown lo Hollywood. At the La»t Minute After thanking him. Shelley said: "But when arc you going to set me into the Saturday Evening Post?" McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKpnnty Amer'ca's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Jump Raise Used As Barricade Here Bridge teaching is a vocation followed today by a great many people. I suppose that practically Rubber—Both vul. Soatti We* North 1 4t Double 3 A ! 4 Double Pass East Pass Pass 21 Kirl Marx was a ferman by birth, a Jew by extraction, an* • ProtEttant by faith. North's Jump to three spades li made In an effort to shut East out of the bidding. South makes * mistake In bidding four spides. Tf he correctly Interprets his partner's bid and pastes three spades, West will fine himself in a fix, and it is doubtful that he will hive the nerve to come into the bidding at this high level. So South might easily buy the contract and go down only 10( points. South ihould realise that North's raise ts pre-emptive, for if North wished to indicate strength, h covld redouble. The jump raise In thli situation U generally regarded as' a barricade against the opposition, and on this particular hand it would work, is East and Wes can easily make four hearts. Boy Scouts Association Give Older Boys Berets LONDON (AP)—The Boy Scout* Association has announced that members over 15 may wear bereU with their uniforms. Color of the jerets will vary according to rank. They will be used at camps and on other informal occasions. The familiar broad-brimmed 'Baden Powell" hat will continue to regulation for ceremonial actifi- , ties. Berets also are staryiatd off duty headgear In the British Army, where they were made popular during the war by Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery. Fugitive Frenchman Poses as a German RENNES. France —ffl— Hocket, 37-year-old Alsatton _„ ed by the gendarmerie in connection with the alleged theft of a motor-cycle and 32.000 francs tn 1945, has been found working as a German on a farm In Brittany. He said he managed to get admitted to a camp as a German prisoner, claiming he had escaped from England. Later, when German prisoners in France -were released, he remained as a volunteer worker and was issued an identity card under Luecke. the name of Karl . Flying backwards is a jtunt only one landbirU can do—the humming bird. On the Air Waves Answer to Previous Pimte Molts Stomach Walls The yellow-billed cuckoo, unlike Bui Just as It was being loaded on j m ,. sl b " ir(ls fal! . hnLy caterpillar plane at the Rome airport, a gov- Aftcr a time ,, s stomach becomes eminent official arrUfd with » legal document saying the Mini could coaled with (his fuzz, and the cird ery city in the nation has a bridge teacher, and mast of t make a comfortable living out of it. I was pleased to learn that Charles H. Goren Is going to hold a teachers' convention at the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York Ci»/ on Oct. 18. 10 and 20. At this co;v vention Goren will inform teachers on the latest developments for teaching contract bridge. Goren gives us n good example In bidding Hi today's hand. It ha lo do with the proper i"terpret»- tion of the jump rai • by the opener's partner nfter second nnc as made a lake-out double. When West double* South': opening bid of one spade. Nortl first of all knows that West tins a strong had and that probably 1 there is a gain to be mndc. Eas Ml to 4blep*d out oi UM oountry I atomach wtOlt, . is able to molt the lining of the and are most likely the ones HORIZONTAL J N car 1,5 Depicted 4 Novel radio actress 5 Brought up 10 Penetrate « Ventilate 12 Ascended 7 Nova Scotia 13 Employ (ab.) 14 Having more 8 Opener for knowledge locks 1« Sweet potato 9 Basslike 18Symbol for marine flsh niton 11 Tear 19 Seed covering 13 Preposition 20 Hebrew Ictler 15 Thus 21 Scatter, as hay '7 Encounter 23 Mimic 24 Verbal 2 (Waste allowance 273.1418 28 Make a mistake 29 Mineral spring 30 Chinese measure 31 Soothsayer 32 Asseverate 35 Paving substance 36 Compass point 37 While 38 Point 41 Symbol for tantalum 42 Wand 44 Person not of legal •«<• 4< Offer 47 Asiatic kingdom 49 Small candle 51 Trap 52CarVy (coll.) VERTICAL 1 Joker 2 United 22 Spruce 23 Reach destination 25 One who prevaricates 26 Plexus 29 Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter 31 She is a supporting to Marie Wilson 33 Complete 34 Peruse 38 Baked clay 39 Within 40 Cooking utensil 43 Low haunt 44 Blemish 45 Rodent 46 Wager 48 Parent 50 Italian river who bttve th* ctsit to make it, •• I

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