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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 26, 1950
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BT/YTHBVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER -WEDNESDAY, APRTL W, 1909 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H W HAINKS, Publisher BARKY A. HAINES. AsslsUnt Publisher A. A. FRKDRICKSON. Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Uuu««r Sole Nitlonid Advertising Representative*: Wallace WiUner Co, New York, Chicago Dctrott Atlanta, Memphis- Entered a* second class matter at the poat- office at Blytheville, Arkuuu. under act of Con- '(reu, October 8. 1111 Member of The Associated Prat SUBSCRIPTION RATKS: By carrier In the city ol Blytherllle of anj tubtnban lo»'n where carrier service la maintained, 20c per n-eek, or 85c per month Bj mall, within a radius ol 50 milei- MOO pa year. $200 for six months, *1.00 for three moolni: by mall outside 60 mile mone, 110.00 per real payable In advance Meditations And these shall [o away Into ererlastlni punishment: hut Iht rljhteous Into life eternal.— Matthew 25:46. * * * Faith In the hereafter is as necessary for the intellectual us the moral character; and to the man oi letters, as well as to the Christian, the present forms but Ihe slightest portion of his existence.—Southcy. Barbs A Paris designer says the 1950 man should taper off from the shoulders into a mere wisp. What docs he do it he has big feet? * * * The lint Hays ahead will make * lot of men tip a htgh collar lhan they are wearing. * * * An optimist Is anybody who plants * row of apple trees along the highway in the spring. * * * The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce say* the 1950. California naval oranges arc of the best quality In recent years. Will Florida please tune in! • + + * Getting nowhere rally ought to make people get sick of letting well enough alone. U. S. Must Keep Coo! Head In Plane Dispute with Reds U. S. authorities think Soviet aviators shot down the Navy plane long missing in the Baltic area.' Moreover, they believe the attack came over the open sea, not over Russian-Latvian soil as the Soviet Union has charged. 1 - Our officials unquestionably are j measuring their words carefully. They - would not make so grave a charge if '• they weren't reasonably sure of their \ ground. ! To us in this country it would have I been bad enough were the Russian story [ correct: that Soviet flyers had fired up| on an American plane which was flying ; illegally above Soviet territory. We ' would not attack a foreign plane under[ similar circumstances. l" , But a brazenly brutal assault upon ^ a defenseless plane observing all lerri- i" torial restrictions is of a far worse or; der. Yet no one can pretend there is really any surprse in this behavior. In > this day of the police state, callouness I toward human life is common. From their first seizure of power, ', Russia's leaders have relied upon a va- . riely of sub-human practices to rnain- i tain themselves entrenched. Even by their own bestial standards, j However, it was a colossal piece of ef- \ frontery to decorate the four Soviet airmen who fired upon and apparently knocked down the missing Navy plane. The ceremony obviously was rigged lor ' American consumption. The Russians not only are brutal; they're proud of it. What's the answer to this kind of depravity? Should we, as Senator Bridges suggests, arm patrol planes to the teeth and send them out in search of trigger-happy Russians? Then we might quickly touch off a world war nobody wants. Much as we might like to exact a human price from Russia for its cruel action, we can't do this. As the military, political and moral leader of the free world, we have a responsibility to act firmly but correctly in all matters affecting international relations and the peace. This does not mean appeasing or knuckling under to Soviet bullying. If Russian aviators continue to go beyond their borders in search of trouble, they should gel the response in gunfire that they deserve. For it would then be plain they want war. But, lacking convincing evidence on that score, we shoiad seek to avoid templing Ihe Russians to show us how crudely primtive they avc . |f there is ultimately to be any conflict with the Soviet Union, at least let it not comc from our being goaded.into action by some possibly avoidable incident. In those circumstances the question always would exist whether or not the strug- fl« could have been averted. Ear Bent to Political Winds Evidence is pretty strong that Mr. Truman crossed up some people when he vetoed the Kerr Bill to exempt independent natural gas producers from regulation by the Federal Power Commission. Informed quarters say thai the version of the bill aclo|)lLtl in Congress not only had the President's endorsement; it was put into acceptable shape at the White House. The indications were plain, according to these sources, that Mr. Truman would sign such a measure. General belief around the capital is that the President yielded to tremendous pressure brought by groups who feared the bill meant higher gas rates to consumers. The bill's sponsors, including a lot of staunch Democrats upon whom Mr. Truman must count on for support, must certainly be angry at this turn of events. But the consumer who possibly stood to suffer from this bill is little concerned with their wrath. He's undoubtedly thankful that men who understand how sensitive the President is to political winds stirred tip enough breeze to convince him a veto was wise. Views of Others We Ask the Blind To Lead the Blind At the heart of the Government of the United Stales Is a man who failed in the only business enterprise he conducted. This Is no reflection on the personal integrity of Harry Truman, as many another man has taken bankruptcy in business .failure. But the fact remains that, with one failure and no business succejis. he has yet to prove his ability to. conduct any enterprise. His conduct of' the Important business of the United States ha* been on exactly the principle which brought him mercantile failure—over extension of credit, more expense than Income. In private business this takes you speedily into the bankruptcy court, in national business, it takes you eventually Into ruin. Were Congress itself composed of men who knew how to operate business successfully, presidential ineptitude would be of less concern. Con- Bre,ss Itself would stop prejudicial policies cold. . But Congress numbers few men wllo have not made politics their career. Of those who do not fall in that category, most have been successful In Ihe professions rather than In 'enterprise. H would be enterestliiB to know how many tcp men in the executive department and agencies which deal primarily with business and where understanding of business should be a prime requisite have ever conducted a business successfully. This would include the Departments of Commerce. Labor and the Treasury, the RFC, Ihe Interstate Commereeicommlssion, the National Labor Relations Boara.The Communications Commission, to name a few. The welfare of the nation, its ability to remain solvent, maximum employment of the American workers, &I1 depend on the successful work- Ing of American business Dependent on it is • ddition to the government are the professions whose contributions, however useful, Is not Itself the production and exchange of goods but of services. That In the public interest business enterprise should be regulated against human rapacity and Injustice has been demonstrated In experience. But experience has shown, too, that the pendulum can swing too far the other way and that unjust regulatio can become expropriation. Eesop put it as killing the goose that lays the golden egg. Still worse, we tend to kill the goose that lays any egg. Doubtless there Is In present regulation of business by taxation and restrictive direction a minimum of willful effort to destroy. But to the business facing destruction, it matters little whether government bears Ill-will or Is simply Ignorant. ' You would not ask a Jury of the Insane to pass on sanity. But we think nothing of trust- Ing regulation that may make or break Industry to men and women who have never understood the basic principles of conducting enterprise successfully. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say Until war Is eliminated from international relations, unpreparcdncss for it is well nigh as criminal as war Itself.—Gen. Dwlght Eisenhower. * * » We in Germany feel that we are facing a critical point In history, and 1 think no person sensitive to the forces which play over Europe today can tee! differently.—0. S. High Commissioner in Germany John J. McCloy. + • » To deter, to defend, to defeat—these in |^-lef are the objective alms we (Atlantic Pact' nations) seek to promote.—Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson. t » « People should run the government instead of Hie government running the people.—Sen. Robert A. Taft (R.) of Ohio. • • • We should all thank God for American business.—Commerce Secretary Charles W. Sawyer. » * * Territorial government should be endured no longer than Is necessary to show that the people of the territory »re loyal citizens and capable of self-government. That lime has come.—Gov. Ingram stalntwck of Hawaii. Don't Blame Anyone but Yourself Peter Edson's Washington Column — Peace Plan of Dutch Industry Is Interesting to U. S. Experts U. S. Must Keep Cool To War of Nerves WASHINGTON —(NBA)— American labor relations experts are beginning to study svlth Increasing Interest an industrial peace plan that has produced some unusual results in The Netherlands. It Is nn outgrowth of the war, when labor and management found it to their mutual advantage to work together under the Nazi occupation. It has reduced the time lost by strikes, In proportion to'-the actual Eirie- worked, to bout one - slv eenth of the lev- Is In U. S. In- ustry i n 1947 nd 1948. And as s only natural to xpect, the Dutch igure that about • I per cent of the ost during those \vo years was In he Communist- EDSON cd unions. Details of the Dutch "Founda- tion of Labor" plan, as it has been i called, hai'e been closely observed by Clarence E. Hunter, chief of the U. S. Marshall plan mission in The Netherlands. Hunter Is a vice president, of New York Trust Co. In a report to the U. S. National Industrial Conference Board, Mr. Hunter has analyzed whnt makes the Foundation of Labor a success. H is something of an old story in The Netherlands, but it is new to nearly nil of the United States. There nre four'main union labor movements in The Netherlands, organized along politico-religious lines. The Netherlands Federations of Trade Unions Is the largest. It has 400,000 members, largely Socialist. The Catholic Labor Movement comes next with 285,000 members. The Christian National Labor Union, a Protestant group, is third with 150,000 members. The Communist group is smallest with an estimated 80.000 members, though there are no accurate figures. Began As \ Wartime measure During the war. the three non- Communist federations decided they could contribute the most to Netherlands recovery by trying to work out their problems with management in such a way that It would cause both the least injury. After the liberation, the Foundation of ^Labor was formally organized, 'it has equal representation ot union men and management. Every major industry is represented. The Foundation meets weekly. In addition to the Foundation, at a lower level; there are "Councils" which represent each industry — electrical goods, transportation, and so on. Problems affecting any industry are first discussed in these Councils. There is apparently Industry-wide bargaining in these Councils. Recommendations of the council, however, are submitted to the Founation for approval. There are numerous cases of record in which the Foundation has told a Council SEC EDSON on I'a K e 9 Th« DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NAA Service The skin is more than just a protective covering for the rest of the body. The sweat glands empty moisture on the skin which helps o regulate the body temperature. Oil glands help to make the skin loose and pliable. Indeed, the skin Is one of the most Important parts of the body and should be treated, with respect, in spite of its toughness, The area of the skin Is large. At any opint the skin may come in contact with the air, with dusts, with chemicals, with moisture, with clothing and with a groat many other things which can be irrilat- in g. Inactivity, overheated rooms, improper clothing, all Interfere with the normal functioning of the skin. Too Heavy clothing delays the loss of heal by enclosing air between Rnrnipnts and the skin, or between the fibres of the clothing Itself. Woolen fibers, for example, keep air in the mesh quite well, though such fibers are scaly and rough. Cotton and many other fabrics retain air less well and are conse- tniently known as ''cooler" fubrics and are worn more in hot weather Rubber clothing has certain special uses, but is not healthy for long wear since rubber is not porous an; prevents normal evaporation o moisture from the skin. The color of clothing affects the skin. Dark clothing absorbs more heat and, therefore, should be chosen for cold weather. Proper care of the skin Includes cleanliness. Daily bathing Is generally considered desirable not only of Us cleansing action on the skin, but also because it stimulates the circulation and muscles and nerves in the skin. For cleansing purposes, a bath with the water at temperatures of about 86 to 100, with the use of soap, is supposed to be best. The cold bath which brings B warm glow to the skin and a feeling of well-being, is stimulating. However, a person who is elderly or whose blood circulation is not very good must be careful of the shock of cold baths. Sun Flays Big Part' Sunlight is good for the skin as well as for the body as a whole. Indeed certain rays of the sun pro- By DeVVitl MacKenita AH Foreltn Affairs Analyst Tills column yesterday drew attention to the fact that Russia'* current offensive of "tough" Incidents Is a psychological war of nerves. The Red drive is aimed not only at governments DUt a ' tne * en | i|»l mbU IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson IS'EA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Celeste lolm hasn't told anybody yet. but he did an imitation of a well- tnown singer for her role ol n :oncert-bent wife in a new movie .itled, "Everybody Does It." "It was Margaret Truman." Cc- .„„ „ t „ ,„ mls este whispered. "And I used a pure ' and start talking about it. It's dish- white tone." I water dull, anyhow. Who really Celeste is sporting the look of J cares?" a small boy who stuck a finger in' publics of the Democracies. Its pose Is to create anxiety and doi among the people. Well, - this constant war chatter certainly is wearying and, in a sense, worrying. It raises tht thought of a possible shooting war— and that isn't a cheerful subject despite the fact that there Is no doubt whatever in loyal American, minds about the outcome. "We Aren't Afraid" We aren't afraid of Russia's strength—but nobody wants another World War. We want to get ahead with our Jobs, and with educating our children, and building the future. The worst aspect of this war of nerves is that it might develop a spirit of "let's make It a shooting war and' get it over with." That Is something which we must guard against, because ns things n o w stand, a shooting war isn't inevitable-. Russia Isn't likely to invite war deliberately so long as the Democracies hold the balance of power —as they do now. Should the Soviet Union acquire the balance of power in days to come, things may be different. Go With Confidence Our course, therefore, is to refuse to let the war of nerves get under our skins. We can proceed with the full confidence that, should worse come to worse—America Is fully capable of coping with^any danger which can arise. -jlf Now of course this doesn't mean that we shouldn't be prepared up to the hilt for war. We must 1 always keep in mind that "balance of power" which the Democracies have to maintain for security. We also must recognize that the way to handle aggression Is to knock it in the teeth. Our attitude towards aggressive acts threfore is of vital importance, especially noxv when the Muscovites appear bent on testing how far the Western powers will go in defending their rights and dignity. We sea this in the shooting down of our airmen by a Soviet plane Into the- Icy waters' of the Baltic—in tho nuriierous Moscow-inspired incidents among the satellites—in the duce vitamin D in the skin which. R Uss j an challenge over Trieste—if extremely Important, for good health. Sunlight which tans the .=kin without burning does the most good. The hands, face and hair need to be kept clean, nails trim, and hangnails removed. Thorough cleansing of the face at night to remove the accumulations of dirt, is of great importance if one wishes to keep a goad complexion. Con?idering how much of It there IK, it is not surprising that «oocl care of .the skin has a great deal to do with maintaining health and good looks. she gets dolled up. Fan magazine writers get no p.'i/.e recipes or family circle chatlcr from Celeste. She's a gentle fiend about the last point. "You can't have a private life his original rr.ise of two hearts had been a "stretch." So South counted on his partner to show up with the king of hearts and the ace of diamonds. Little else was I necessary to give him a good play for a grand slam. West opened the king of spades, and South ruffed. Declarer looked ,he meringue and got away with t, these days. Some of Celestes tnns. especially a sailor whom she dubbed "Sabu" Hodges, hope that she'll work up About tO months she busier! to the Grand Manner that lio red•' -' *• ...... ' ---- ' — ' '-' blooded movie queen ought to be kindled the star-struck out of her royal cornet and ItoL- r nllcrt It off (he 20th Century-Fox without. tot. Now she's queening If on the Celeste palace grounds apaln in "All About, light in the gob's eyes "when" she Eve *" « , , , . , i entertained servicemen in Morocco She's glad to have shucked off hast year the professional funeral-goer who "He asked me to write him" she come running when a star and her 5ays . -i told him that I didn't even contract are parted. She told me: "I woke up one morning anil found that everybody In creation wrile to my mother." TAKKN BY SURmiSE "Snbn" showed up in Hollywood some months later and Celeste was feeling sorry for me. Even the I bought him lunch at the studio little birds were going 'tsk, tsk.' I'm cafe, where he gnzcd goggle-eyed not the kind of actress who can I at such phenomena as Ann Sherl- take that oh-thc-pity-of-it-all roll- , dan talking to a waitress and Dan tine. I kept wanting to sav.^ 'Who. j Dailcy exchanging gags with the f.,_ mf , n wno t cnt ] s ^ e g ra _ ss "Gosh, movie stars aren't a bit sltick-up," the ex-sailor finally salrl. me?' I'm nn actress who begs for suspensions." Everything's peachy now. Celesle wants her mourners to know. "Front office temperatures always go up and down five times a day," she laughs. "I might have sent the temperatures zooming when T : left the studio, but wl,, \i I walked in the other day It was a weatherman's dream." KAGF.R-BEAVF.R Celeste admits to bcins the kinll Celeste widened her eyes. "Do you think they ought to be?" "Gosh, yes." came "Sahu's" answer. Bette Davis and Anne Baxter arc also In "All About Eve." But. Celeste isn't bothering to set her nails ground lo dagger points and she hasn't taken out ?. nickel's wortli of Insurance on Ihe hair-roots of her blonde mop. It's the sweet. variety of actress, not the rip- snorters, that prompts her to spit i on her hands and roll up her sleeves of slar who comes tearing out of the corner when she smells a good script. "I want (n act, T want (o Tic 'n evcrv branch of entertainment, in- for com ^t tactics eluding; the Iclcphonc." slin declares. "Take a picture tike 'The Snake Ftf,' I'd liavc pi a vert the. shock machine In (hat if they had lei m«." Maybe there's a copy around of "How Every Movie Quern Should Act." but if anybody tries to lend it to her. she's going to nrctrnd that she never got through the first grade. Here's how Celeste goes about breaking the rules: She never worries about her next picture. butler-melting "Curious, maybe, but no chewing of the pinky," she Insists. She never asks f o.r fancy chlnlzcd-up dressing rooms. A vas booth In the basement Is okny wllh her. St,irs who swish around In tulle • and wafc heavy perfume puzzle her. | She's the kind who winks at newspapermen and flash-bulbcrs when JACOBY ON BRIDGE By Oswald .larohy Written for NEA Service Put Yourself In Partner's Place We are told that one of the hardest things in Ihe world Is to see yourself through somebody else's eyes. This Is 'true at Ihe bridge table also. It Is very hard to play a hand as though you were Bill Jones instead of yourself. South knew that his partner's bid of four diamonds showed tin ace of that suit. He wtis also nrct- ty sure that his partner would not have bothered to show an ice if A 6 5 3 2 1 f K108 26 * AD52 AKQJ 9 V762 » Q84 + 06 AJ 10 10 N W E S Dealer A A 8 7 4 ¥4 »J106 48743 2 A None If AQJ353 »K73 + AKQ5 South 1 V 3* 7V N-S vul. West North East 1 * 21 Pass 4 < P ' 2 A Pass oss Pass Pass 75 Years Ago Today A rustling sound at the door of their home on. Holly street caused members of the Frank Webb family to investigate the other night. Opening the door they found a large copperhead snake which had worked Its way into the narrow opening between the outside screen door, and the inner door. The snake was killed in short order. Mrs. George W. Barham and Mrs. J. C. Ellis entertained 50 of their friends with a tea Wednesday afternoon at the Barham home in special compliment to Mrs. Dick McCool, of San Diego, Calif., houseguest of Lieut. McCool's mother, Mrs. Edith McCool. and Mrs. C. D. Harris, of Los Angeles, who is vlsit- ng her daughter, Mrs. Ollle Foster •uid Mr. Foster. Mrs. H. B. Nolen will arrive home .onight from Washington, D. C where she spent the past six weeks with her -laughter. over the dummy- carefully and saw that if each opponent hud two trumps, the hand would be easy. He could d r p. w trumps, leaving one trump still In dummy. Then he could tnkc the clubs, discarding two diamonds from dummy. Eventually dummy's last trump could be used to trump South's third diamond. After sonic thought he saw that he could make the contract against a 3-1 trump break if lie simply imagined that his partner were playing the hand. In other words, lie would not try to trump his own losing diamond in dummy, instead he would try to ruff all of dummy's losing spades in his own hand. At the second trick, therefore, South led a lo\v trump to dummy's eight. He returned a spade from dummy and ruffed with the jack. He next led another low trump to dummy's ten, noting thtu a trump was still nut against htm. Declarer continued by leading dummy's third spade and ruffing with the queen of hearts. South got lo dummy again with a low club to the jack and ruffed out dummy's last spade with the ace of hearts. Now South could lead a diamond to dummy's ace and draw West's last trumy with dummy's king. By this lime South was out of trumps himself, so he could discard his los! ig diamond on dummy's last trump! After this remarkable trick. South took the rest with his king ol diamonds and top clubs. He had made the grand slam by what ex- perls call a "dummy reversal"—or by imagining that his partner was playing the hand. « he Red demands on Iran with her rich oil fields, and on Turkey re- :arding the control of the Dardanelles. "As Far as Possible" The authoritive opinion in Washington is that the Russians s Jjwi't wpfgo want' to risk war but they as far as they can without running i real danger or another conflict. They hope to bully us into con- essions. Howevel, top U. S. . officials In Washington appear convinced that f the Russians want to force the issue in some' Incident, the western Democracies must be prepared to meet steel with steel. In this connection it is pointed out that Berlin Is the center of Moscow strategy, and indications are that the Russians may try to drive the Western powers out of Berlin next month. ' Thi. attempt is expected to be made during the projected invasion of Western Berlin by some 500,000 German Comrmmist youths. Lest there be any misunderstanding, the Western Democracies have made it clear that any such putsch will be met with machine gun fire if necessary. Britain, France and America are getting set to handle any emergency. . So much for the official policy of the Western- powers in the face of this war on nerves, if that policy is to be completely successful it must have back ot it staunch and .unworried publics which arc convinced of our complete ability to maintain our rights in cold war. or in hot. ' _. We shouldn't let this war *%l nerves succeed and get us down. Large Bird Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted large bird 8 It has 3 13 Improved U Sharp tool 15 Rent 16 Obliterate 18 Kind of deer 19 Exist 20 Courage 3 Network 4 Preposition 5 Biblical garden 6 Lake (poet.) 7 Hebrew month 8 Indian 9 Sun god 10 Hebrew scribe 11 Oklahoman 12 Tire parts M J K O C o A L A ti e n A 0 t b <? K L E H A V t -t 5 f •J T £ K4 L O 1 Y A ~t S 4 -*; •^ E O L E S A 1 - E X N M/ll Jill J A = L> 1 T I o z.- I ff U, *Z: U E R O A K !Y U Tfl 10 A 1_ E E N O if U J ft t f5 T r A T A •* A F k •f H •J« T <3 * ^ i T \ N A !< £ ft H T < F M T H I ^ T t l_ A 3-1 Kind of bacterium 21 Literary scraps 17 Holy Virgin 22 Silver (ab.) (symbol) 35 Supports 23 Verb suffix 26 Woody plant 36 Dinner course 2-1 Liquefy 27 Musical device.17 Places 27 Musical lines 28 Toward the 41 Greatest 29 King Edward sheltered side 42 Rational (ab.) 30 Hebrew deity 31 Earth goddess 32 French article 33 Cowardly 35 Dregs 38 Concerning 39 Niton (symbol) 40 Branch 42 Navigates 47 Female saint (ab.) 48 It sometimes is seen in a 33 It is native to -13 One 44 Brain passagi 45 Mark 46 Incrustation 47 Season 52 Interjection 5-1 Bachelor of. Arls (ab.) 15 49 Caper 50 Constellation 51 Norwegian dramatist 53 Made possible 55 River in Hades 56 Deductions VERTICAL 1 Obeisance ZArise II

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