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Blytheville, Arkansas
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f PAGE FOUK BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS •FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1949 'THE BLYTHEVILLB, COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEW6 CO. H. W, HAIKES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertlilcs tola Nation*! Advertlslnt R«p«serjtatl»e«: Wallac* Witn'ti Co. N«w York, Chicago, Detroit AUuU, UemphU. ' Intend u teeead el*M BttUr »t tbe poM- •!fic« at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- »resa, October », 1917. Member ol Tha AssxxMat»d Prat SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By "carrier ID the city ol BlythevllU « MIJ tuburban town wner* carrier teivlce i» maintained, 20c per week, or 85o per month By mall, within » radius of 50 mile* »4.00 p«i year *2 00 lor sti months, »1.00 (01 three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone UO.M per jear payable In advance. Meditations So he builf Ihe hnuse, and finished It; and coveted the JIOUM with twanu and bo»rd« ol wdar.— Kino «:»• * * • The architect • Built thU great heart Into these sculptured •tones, Arid with him toiled hlj children and clielr livM Were bufldsi,. wllh his own, Into the watte, A* offerings unto God. —-L/ingfellow. Bdrbs • Lots of folk drive new car* mighty fast but still find it hard to Veep up with the payments. * * * Scientist i«J« the d»T '• 'Coining when Ih* world will h* loolhlei*. Perhapt h« hai k*en jtudjlnj law. * •*•*.''.' The avito did a swell Job'Of running the horse out—but it h»« had no effect on the nag. * * * Tuo Arkansas men, ared 71 and «5, fourht a duel with walking illcfci. They're pittly ol* to be raiting ealn. » • » • The sound of punches is music to light lans even when played on a busted horn. ling. . -< • ; . .-•', .. .,• , So long as young*ter» itiil hmv« th« will to itep out on their own and icrap for pennies at newsstand* or on d«liv-' «ry routeg, America will hav« at least one strong assurance that the "revolution of Ihe individual" isn't over. t's About Time Jn a federal courtroom In New York last Jan. 17, the trial of 11 American Communist leaders on conspiracy charges bey/an before Judge Harold R. Medina. Since then there have been 158 trial clays, of which the defense used up 109. The court record mounted and mounted until it reached 20,000 pages—about 5,000,000 words of testimony. No doubt there were many brilliant exchanges among counsel, the 50 witnesses and the judjfe in this long grind. Mixed in with the reams of tedious testimony one surely could find flashes of rare humor, sharp phrasing, cogent reasoning. But no choicer words were uttered in the entire trial than tiiese spoken the other day by Attorney Harry Sacbar, representing the Communists: "Tlie defense vests." Views of Others The Strike in Steel Newsboys Deserve Big E for Effort In connection with this the tenth annual observance of Newspaper Week special emphasis is being given to the newsboys who deliver '• the papers and like other 'breadwinners set forth on their mission, rain or shine.. ," They have been singled out by the national planners of the Newspaper Week observance for special attention Saturday, -which will be Newspaperuoy ; Day. They deserve this attention for they always have played an important role in the American story of accomplishment. Every newspaper reader has read tales of political figures, businessmen, and leaders in many fields of" endeavor who began their breadwiuning careers •by delivering papers. As a legend they rank with the "log cabin to the White •House; tradition. Lots of Americans today would probably like to dismiss this sort of thing as "corny" and outworn. We think that , would be a mistake. Strip the newspaperboy legend of any sentimental heroics that may have become attached to it and you still have something of solid merit for Americans to ponder.' The youngster taking in pennies and nickels, doing business on almost the smallest scale imaginable, admirably ; represents the will to succeed, to fight agaivtsi odds for small gains, to exert energy and wit to the limit of individual resourcefulness. In many quarters of the world the big cry now is "security." In Britain the aim is to protect the citizen from the cradle to the grave. He is cushioned against adversity whenever and wherever it may strike, America itself is pushing toward an ever larger welfare program. Far-minded, full-hearted people must acknowledge that the average citizen needs safeguards to soften the blows of an ill fortune he may neither be able to anticipate or to combat alone. That basic principle has long since been accepted in this country. But no one wants to see security- mindedness dominate our whole thinking. Democracy has been described as the "revolution, of the individual." If the individual is truly the key figure, the nation must do all in its power to maintain a political, economic and social framework within which he can flourish as a resourceful, free-swinging, self-reliant person. - The newspaperhoy is that kind of fellow. He's on-the lowest rung of the ladder to success, and it's a long way to - the top. But he's ^here by liis own efforts. Nobody guarantees him a fixed annual income or a certain volume of business; What he gels h« gels by hust- What the Uniled Slates has needed as the "readjustment" levels oft has been no fourth- round wage avalanche and no big strikes. There were high hopes for both. The first has been achieved, thanks to the ible work of the steel fact-finding board: Wage boosts now will hardly roll beyond the moderate "pattern" already set by hundreds ol new contracts quietly negollaled by APL. and smaller CIO unions. The .second hope has been blasted, at least for the present, thanks to the United Steelworkers and "Big Steel." • . . To apportion blame In this situation Is no task to be undertaken lightly. If It were not for the fact that •'around half, of Hie industrial pension plans In operation are "noiicotitrlbutory" (very often because management wants them that would be easier to say that United States Steel has stood fnst on a "principle." If it were not for the fact that other unions have been tending to ask lor "contributory" sysV tern* (also for reasons of their own) one nngnt say the, same for the steclworkers' fight. But It looks now as though this shutdown 'has. come over the matter of a leiy cents an hour—a casiis belli less Justltiabte, perhaps, under the circumstances, but one less formidable. It looks, too, as though Philip Murray and his policy committee, after agreeing to a rejection of all wage demands and a scaling down ot pension proposals, found they dared not accept as their only gain a pension plan which called lor deductions from unchanged' wages. And H looks as though Ihe Industry concluded that, for a labor cost far more rigid and permanent than wages, 10 cents an hour was as far as it dared jo. : - . , In balance, the tactic or trying to turn the fact-finding board's recommendations into compulsory arbitration—of demanding a substantive settlement before atudy and further negotiation in our view, puts down the union the heavier blame. Should the President have Intervened again? He could have invoked the Taft-Harlley law, declared a national emergency and sought Injunctions against both .sides. We doubt that this would have been wise at this moment. First, alter three postponements, It is not unlikely that a strike would have erupted anyway, in spite of injunctions and consequent union orders—an unnecessarily, difficult and dangerous situation. Secondly, a steel strike, unlek a general rai Itie-up, does not create an immediate emergency. Now that each side knows the other wasn't bluffing a settlement may come In time without the government moving in. Thirdly, there are grave dangers In too frequent and facile application of (he government's sovereign powers. SiI3u.t tiifire Is no doubt that should this strike cpjitinue oiore than a few weeks the government must move In. A strike In steel does not. at once make homes cold and tables bare. But it starts a progressive paralysis throughout business and Industry which, at'this time, and If continued long enough, could produce the same grim results. CHRISTIAN SCLENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY Shotgun Wedding Many 'Churchless' Proclaim Their Religion by Their Deeds Sunday School _esson Br William I!- Gllroy, O.D. The comment ottered here 1« not irected to my particular lesson, ut Is designed to help In the cadlny, understanding, and teach- ng of any, or all, lessons based on he great Hebrew prophecies. Emphasis Is at present on the irophecies of Islah and Jeremiah, nd It is a coincidence as these words are written that the daily papers have announced the dlscov- ry of a manuscript, or scroll, copy of the prophecy of Isiah of a much earlier date than any hither-* O'know. This new scroll Is being studied by scholars at Yale Unl- versity. and while the results of their .studies are yet to be a - , „ OMm Ru)e Rnd „„, nounced, It IB Indicated that this . « rect llfe ,„ (he eyes of Heaven earlier manuscript confirms lh«J wllal nn , eadl authenticity of the text ol the ' By neWHt MacKeniie AP Foreign Affairs Analyst The Btshop of London, Dr. John W. O. Wind, says he was surprised to find during his recent six weeks tour of the United States that fifty percent of Americans "have no religion at all " The Church of England prelate remarks that In England practically everybody owns to having a religion and "if he Is not very sure about things and does not go to church regularly, he says he Is Church ol England." Dr. Wand doesn't define (he term "religion" In his little statement. In Hie Bible, I read This: "Pure religion and undeflled before Cod and Hie Father Is this, ((or raanl to visit the fatherless and widows in their affllclllon, and keep himself unspotted f: the world." That, I take It, Involves follow- rofc- -9 ' ~ ' «»£ home| mle 1 " u»... b,, A ..,it U IS a Jiutnciy uivju M^tjr \wucn prophecy .5 »e have known it. ellcoul! ( m(i lhe other night. The discovery of this manuscript ~ ° in itself, however, emphasizes a An artist friend of mine cracke. up a few days ago and is fact well known to Biblical schol- _rs, lioth Jewish and Christian, not always taken into account by general readers .This manuscript, though much earlier than (hose formerly known, Is some centuries later than the time when Isaiah lived. If the "Boole of Inaiah" meant, that we have a book by Isaiah, directly from Ms own hand, like a book from some modern author, some problems In connection with the long nrophetic book would be easily solved.' But the prophecy by Isaiah represents a compilation at a later date in which other ottipr distinguished Illustrators and prophecies, and some of » period they Immediately foregathered in hospital awaiting a serious oncr- ation. He Is one of America's foremost illustrators, whose work all of you have seen. When he collapsed lie was Just starting to do five pictures for an Important rush order. in preparation, he took the work to the hospital with him, and was struggling helplessly with his crayons when an artist friend called. Tlie visitor promntly confiscated the lo a entire art outfit and telephone. Within rushed matter of minutes he had recruited four PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Eating Habits of Americans Studied; Menus More Healthful, Survey Shows WASHINGTON (N^A) — Americans are learning what to eat. The most comprehensive . .study ever mndc ot the eating habits of ttie American people has Just been released by the Department of Agriculture. For the first time it- reveals all of the details of U. S. diet trends since 1509. Expert nutritionists who helped prepare the report agree that today's average American menu is far more balanced and healthfnlthan it was 20 years ago. Advertising and public health campaigns for years have been trying to educate, the people to this end. But up until now there has never been such positive proof of the success of these efforts. ' There has been a steady shift away from the foods that make you fat to the foods that give yon more energy and supply more of the important vitamins. In 20 years the average person hns reduced his potato eating 63 per" cent. During that same period' his consumption of canned fruit Juices has Jumped 453 slightly minimized by the fact thai • tomatoes.. the average American's intake of all food has gone up about 12 per cent. The big lucrcscs in consumption of dairy products, fruits and vegetable? means that these items have become a much bigger fraction Grain Products Third Third on the list are 171 pounds of grain products including those made from wheat, corn, rye, barley and rice. Then next iii order: 158 pountfs of meat, poultry and fish; of the American diet llian potatoes ; 115 pounds of potatoes and sweet and wheat products, .the latter hav-' potatoes; 106 pounds ol sugar and ing dropped 46 per cent in relative syrups; 105 pounds of citrus fruit popularity during the past 20 years, land tomatoes; 65 ]X>unds of fats, oils In actual poundage, according to j sitid butter, 47 pounds of eggs; IS the report, the average per capita j pounds of coffee, tea and cocoa; and consumption of wheat flour,'In the j 16 pounds-of dry beans, peas, nuts form of such things as bread and , and soya products. They add up to cake, has dropped from 203 pounds ] Ihe total of 1581 pounds. per year in 1909 to 129 pounds. The only wheat products which have increased In popularity are spaghetti and macaroni. Average per capita consumption of those Uvo has iu- creased from 4.1 pounds to 6.6 pounds. The diet experts point out that there are important food elements in wheat pvotlucU which are essential to life. But In the past there wns a tendency to 1 make them too big a fraction of the diet. The trend away from thai large quantity per cent. That phenomenal increase i wllll . h U5e(1 to be calt . n u consi d cred The spread of communism Has not only oeen checked, but the Communists have been put on the defensive throughout the free nations ot Western Europe.—EGA administrator Paul Holtman. To make the left stop Increasing, you must throw some weight against the right.—Foreinn correspondent Cieorge Weller's prescription for defeating communism arid rebuilding Greece. * * « Reactions deterrent to the constructive progress of the industry.—John L. Lewis' definition of the word "strike." » » * It rtocs not make any difference whether a plane rises from the water, land or Irom » catapult, he important thing Is what- H Is designed pull. The important thing is what It li designed to do after it becomes airborne.—Plane designer Alexander Seversky. * • • Russia has violated and continues to violate not only the principles and essentials of socialist International Uw, but .also those 01 positive bourgeois Internation law.—Yugoslav deputy foreign minister Ales Bebler. is the biggest single change that has occurred In the American tliet. From the standpoint of health, the experts say that .increases I" th« consumption of dairy products, all fruits, run! vegetables are the roost, significant changes. The eating of dnlry products, exclusive of In 1909 grain products were tbe second most popular foods after dairy products. Since 1909 potatoes dropped from fourth to fifth place, switching pla.ces with meat, fish and poultry^ Within .the major groups there have also been some interesting shifts.'corn broad used to be a popular food down south and with the lower income groups to the north. Average per capita consumption dropped from 52.5 pounds to 14.5 pounds. Hominy grits which are eaten almost exclusively In trie Then the five—ill of them busy their own right—set to wait each according to his .special talents. nucli later than the time of Isaiah, 011^ of their studios. vere included- This Is particularly rue of the chapters from the 40th on., which have sometimes been called "the Second Isaiah." The i Tbt specintlsl In drawing pretty evidence for this is too full and[clrls took the panel which called technical for summary here, but j for one. A tennis action picture Interested readers mlsht refer to uyeut to the expert til that tvpc of i tides in Hastings' Bible Diction-! Iliing. And w oil, until the series had been provided for. This lu a few hours, Ihe panels were completed and dispatched to their destination. While 1 MS calling at the pital, one of the quintet f ciroppi in (6 see how the sick man w getting along and the l3tter tried to express his gratitude for the said and wrote. contribution of his collcaaucs. The The first of tnese facts was their < visiting artist flushed and sqiilrm- strbng and basic belief in God's e d: call lo Israel as a chosen people. I "Foreel it," he erowlcd. and to the commentaries on Isaiah by the late Prof. George Adam Smith. A few basic {acts, always present ill the mind, attitude, and outlook of all 'he Hebrew prophets must be constantly borne In mind bv those who would have even a nitager urniersUndlng of what they This choice was riot Inevitable, or i isn't There good because'It has been in the di-. south have dropped from an aver- rccflon of morejbalanced diets. age per person consumption o f4.5 non-forfeitable. It was established in a covenant, and a covenant is a j two-party ' agreement. The prophets of the Exile period, like Jeremiah told In stern and realistic terms of how Isreael had broken that covenant,- failing to recognize God's call by their ways of Idolatry. and 1 their .disregard of righteousness in personal life and in social injustice. Integrity and purity o< worship were constant themes. Worship ; was not a matter of formal sacrifice, but of right living, and of justice and mercy, man with man. The other basic tact' was of Israels situation in the midst of the great pagan empire of the ancient, world- Egypt was always to the south and some great pagan power to the north, e*st~ and west, 'he fear of Invasion was great, the longer of entangling alliances with jne or other of . their powerful neighbors always a possibility, and with it all the deeper danger of corrupting forces destroying the Today the average person eats | p olm( i s ptr person lo 2,4 pounds. about 1581 iiouiids of food irer year, according to the re]x>rt. Here it is broken down according to major food groups: At the top are dairy products with butter, has gone up approximately 1 431 pounds as the average yearly 40 per cent. For vegetables the rise was 40 per cent, and for all fruits, 41 per cent. . Tolaloes and \Vhcal Hare Sunk Tlie relative increases are only Quantity consumed per person. Next most ixiptilar group Is 348 pounds of leafy yellow and green vegetables, other vegetables except potatoes, and fruits except citrus fruits and IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NEA Sfaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — <NEA)_ Behind Hie Screen: I was lunching witli Jack Benny at Romanoff's. Jack spotted Ginger Rogers across the room and immediately scribbled her a -note reading: " 'Some of Tlie Days' please. Guess who?" Benny explained: He remembered Ginger when she was In "Girl Crazy" on Broadway and spcnl most of her time doing Impersonations of Sophie Tucker. Ginger scribbled a note right back- It read: "I'm running all my pictures all afternoon until midnight. Then I'll do my Impersonations." Note Irom Polly Moran, following ,my story about the time she ran for mayor of Laguna Beach: "Sorry I didn't tell you that out of the 8000 population I got 30 votes—28 bartenders and two fry cooks." Great gaz that never came off Before the. Broadway opening nf "My Sister Eilren," actor I.loyrl Gousli and half .a dtuen Gotham wlls almost persuaded a young actor named Tom Lincoln to Uke a no! shot with a Wank pistol al Shirley Boolh mir- Iny dress rehearsal. The hraillinr, 'Lincoln Shools Booth," llill haunts them. One way lo get ticket to "South Pacific." Before coming to Hollywood, Eve Arden was in a scries of flop plays for Owar Hammcrslcin So before she went Bast recently, she wired him: "In the future you can let Mary Martin star in all your hits but I refuse to do any morcf flops for you If I can't sec' 'South' Pacific.' " She got the tickets. RriffM Beginning Bennv Rubin tells it: new material to show off his dialects A young .songwriter applied for the Job nnd said he'd do it for 5100. Rubin hired him but when the writer returned witli the material Rubin paid him $300 and urged him to become an actor. He did. His name was Robert Mitchmn. • • • • Considerable curiosity around town about how the Bob Hope- Lucille Ball starrer, "Fancy Pants," aot its title. Here's my theory: In one scene l.uctllc uenrs such a riding; liahit as liasn'l been seen since Grandma was a girl. The j skirt Rels calisnf in u br.iniDEe iuisli and Is ripped clean off. Lucille is left standing (here In a pair of skimpy w r hitc cotton bloomers ending half-way between knee and ankle nnd tastefully finished off with lace ruffles and baby blue bows. Now there's an idea for Gorgeous Gussie Moran. • » • Jennifer Rains, 10-year-old daughter of Claude Rains, is tired of oeing known as the film star's daughter. Recently she left for school and told her famous dad, who operates a profitable farm in Pennsylvania,'that If anyone asked her who her father !s she was going to say, "Willie Rains, the farmer." There lias been^a very recent increase In- the consumption of grits not shown in this report which has the experts stumped, however. Coffee drinking has also Increased noticeably. Average yearly intake in IOCS was 7.8 pounds. Today It Is close to IS ixiunds per person. The report, is of greatest interest to all persons connected with the food business. It is easy lo place the responsibility lor making a mistake on the other fellow. That is why there are so many arguments in bridse but it is also one of the main reasons for its- popularity. Although people like teamwork there are times when a partner- of us who hasn't been helped by you when he was in a jam." Well, that's all there is to my slory, and It could "have had its selling In Canada or Latin America o]- Europe or Asia. But it happened in America where hall the people —unions whom. I susoect, my five mia'-t be placed—"have no religion at'all." Or have they? I wonder—but, as previously remarked, not bring a theologian I can't aiRue the point. So please, you experts, don't start writing in to correct my errors. Just leave me happy in the thought that those rescuing artist are a pretty good lot who proclaim their religion by their deeds, and that they represent untold legions ol oilier good folk. 75 fears Ago In Blvtheville— Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Lee and son. Stuart, of r"~»claiid, .O., puests of Mr. and Mrs. Rod moral »nd religious [srael. integrity of I Bannister. ' Mr, and Mrs, Lloyd V. Wise have 1 These basic factors appear constantly In the prophicies. In future comment I shall strive to summarize what the prophets had to say about them. Reptile Not Bird Struthlomimus Altiis was a species of animal that lived on earth millions of years ago. Although closely •escmblln» sn ostrltch, It was a true reptile. In the early European universities the professors were hired by the students. as their guests Mr. Wise's brothers, L. H. Wise. R.. H. Wise and F. K. ( Adams of Chicago. L. E. Tull, of Blytheville, a former African missionary, praised the youth of today In an address before the County Yoii-z People's Union of the Methodist Church at their monthly meeting In Osccola j Sunday afternoon. ._ Mr. and Mrs. James McGrath o Linco'n, III., left today after a. brief I stay with Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Lit- j The Hayden Planetarium In Ncw% York city has 3.758.431 tiny holeiS ; drilled through its steel ceilings. \ Sooth Weal 1+ Pass IV Pass •2* Pass «N.T. Pass Opening—» 8 IN.T. 2N.T. Pass Musical Instrument Answer to Previous Puzzl» McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Never Give Up on The Play of a Hand Bridge has become America's most popular pastime because It is a great partnership same. For one thing, in any game In which In 1839, he was looking tor some you have i partner or leammate, four-tricks. ship will crack up. one ol the pair will misbid a hand or plunge into some atrocious contract. Ira Brail of New York was amazed when his partner jumped to six no trump on today's hand. However, he believes in giving every hand a play, so he did not give up. When the eight of hearts was opened, Brail played the nine from dummy. Weal covered with the ten, and Ira's jack won the trick Then he led diamonds. East winning the third round with the ace East led » spide which tra won with Ihe ace. Next. He cashed the balance of his diamonds, led heart and finessed dummy's seven- spot. The finesse of the seven was. his only chance of making the contract, and he took 11. If East had opened a spade, the contract would have been defeated HORIZONTAL 1 Depleted- musical instrument VERTICAL 1 Ocean vtistl 2 Ideal statt 3 Spread 5 It wii uted in 4 Plural ending • timei 8 It hit a thaptd back 12 Followers U Expire 1* J»r«j>o»rHon lSBow5ll(htlr IS Embers IS Sptck ItEpiitlt (>b.) ,20 It li not in use II Symbol for •odium 13 Opulwt .ISKncouraft J 7 Auction IS Mhplac* It Babylonian deity 10 Halt in '«m llNMr 32 "Sioux SUt«" <«b.) U R*KU* •3iS«*thi U Brain pjui|* : StRim '40Niton' (symbol) •41 ImprciMd 47 Railroad (ab.) :46 Snare ,50 Egf-th«p«d 'II Taitcnir 52 Ireland '54 Annoy 55 Gaelic 5 Scent 8 Falslfitr ' R«mov« S Mixed type » Finish 10 Makei «mend» 28 Mortgaged 11 Torn 33 Scorched 18 Cubic (,ab.) 34 Dress ITStannum 36Exll dymbcl) 37 Unites 10 Short 42 Toward chanf trt ' 43 E««er 44 Greater amount - HUQUU • MK1 WUi 24 Cut 45 Fish 46 Diminutive^: of Edward ' 49 Nothing 51 Golf leach«r : « 53 New Latinte (»b.) 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