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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 26, 1949
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TSE BLYTHEVILLE COUKTES NEWS THE COURIER NKW8 Oa H. W. HAINES, PuUUhcr JAMES It VFRHQEFT Editor PAUL D. BUUAN. A'ST—ttaiDg lUiuccr titttaul AdTtrtUtat RcpreseaUtlvw: Wtaner Co, NOT York, CUcafQ, Detroit, JtnUred u ie«md dan matttt at the pan- ttttot at BJytheville, Arkansas, under act at Con- October 8, 1*17. iUmber at TlM AuocJited SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In Uu city at Blythevlllc or an;' auburbaD tovo when carriej service If maintained, 20c per week, 01 85o pej month B» "•*". within a radius ol W miles M.OO pet year, 13JXI (or all months, $1.00 ioi three "v>"iht: by mail outalde 60 mll« un« tlO.OO per ;ear payabl* la advance. Meditations i Th* Messlnt of the Lord, it tnaketh rich, , uUi he •ddelh no «onow with II.—Proverbt 10:22. I • • • • i We mistake the gratuitous blessings of heaven J for the fruits of our own industry. ] —L'Estrange. Barbs i The lady of the house is using the ol' tomato | the&e days—and the family is going to have some ; (well catsup. Batchers In «n Oklahoma town held a gulf tooraaaieni. And doublkss watched their slice. . ] . * . ; ; Oojne Hallowe'en, we'll be glad to see the Kids ' h»ve fun with pomp tin faces—if we get the ' pumpkin pie, - .• • * * * : '. A Maryland irlick driver broke a window so ; he'd fee jailed &nd ret m chance of occupation. They'll probably put him to work on the roads. : Maybe hope teems 'so wonderful just because life without It 1* so hopeless. Good Start is Made •ToSolve British Dollar Crisis ' ; Britain, Canada and the United States 1 dug into the tough British dollar crisis : with commendable energy and spirit. All : : three profess optimism that the out. ; come of their Washington conference ••'.- will be an easing of the strain on Bri• ; tain's dollar supply. j : Basically, the British problem goes '• • far back beyond World War I, when • ihifti in the world trade pattern began to rob her of her commercial pre-emi- ' nence and push America into the lead. Steadily Britain and other European na: tions aaw their disadvantage mount. . World War II had a further powerful effect on the British trade position. The war cost the United Kingdom much of its substance. Its valued foreign investments were virtually wiped out. ; ; America and other non-European countries moved into its foreign markets. Thus today Britain's disadvantage is greater than ever. Dependent as always upon foreign purchases of food and raw materials to supplement her .; own relatively meager resources, slie i finds herself less able than at any time '. in her history to pay for the things she needs. Much of her requirements she : wants to buy in America. But they have . to be paid for in dollars and she can't •• .sell enough of her own goods here to • earn the necessary dollars. • The United States has now agreed to certain measures that may ease the '. immediate financial emergency. And all ; .three conferring nations plan to lake • steps toward a long term solution. This country will allow Britain to spend more of her Marshall Plan dollars in other countries, especially Canada. Presumably the British hope lo purchase necessities more cheaply from these nations, and therefore to conserve dollars. Britain cannot pay off in [ler own currency for nearly all nations today demand payment in dollars so they, too, can buy in the American market. America has agreed also to review its "critical materials" stockpiling program, with some prospect that it may increase purchases of tin and rubber from countries within the Brilish currency orbit. Such a move would step up dollar earnings. The United States likewise has promised to cut red tape in its cusloms setup and make further tariff reductions, both to stimulate heavier flow of trade.' Britain, on the other hand, is urged to liberalize its trade with other countries with whom she has no "balance of payment" difficulties. These are the short-run plans. For the long-range answers, all three nations will explore ways of increasing North American investments to help economic growth h, the rest of the world; make detailed studies of the oil and ship! Pin« industries in the hope Britain's dollar income from these sources can be raised: and continue consulting so long *• lh« dollar discrepancy exists a» a •erious problem. For it* own part, Britain has agreed to encourage its exporters to compete more effectively in the U. S. market; ha* pledged a vigorous attack on high British production costs that only aggravate the competitive problem, and has promised lo build up dollar income from tourist and other services. However helpful the short-term proposals may drove, it is thoroughly apparent that the ultimate solution depends upon the earnestness with which all three countries approach the task of restoring a healthy balance to world trade, Without that, the "dollar crisis," or something like it, will always be with us. BLYTHEV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS VfEWS OF OTHERS Not Worth a Strike The central Issue In the controversy between the big steel companies and the steel union li whether the recommended welfare plans tor pensions and insurance shall be contributory or noncontributory. That is, whether the steel workers •hall pay into these iunds or wether the companies shall create the funds without assistance from the employes. This is an Issue for collective bargaining It should have been worked out without, resort to the President's fact-finding board. The answer involves questions of the ability of the companies to meet the financial obligations of certain pension plans. These and other details need to be decided at the conference table. When tile fact-finding board made its recommendations, both sides should have sat down to determine the. areas of agreement. Instead the lines were almost Immediately drawn In public. Philip Murray took the position for the unions that the companies would accept in toto or else. This arbitrary attitude was met by resistance from the companlei. II Philip Murray has been arbitrary, the ileel executives unquestionably have Invited criticism on the subject of pensions. For while they nave/ been laggards in the matter of setting up pension plans for their workers In the mills, the executives have taken care of themselves. Attributing his information to company statmcnts ori lile with the SEC, Mr. Murray shows that some very large pensions for steel executives are provided entirely by the company. That is, these pensloni are "non-cojUributory" in the sense that the executives themselves do not contribute to - them. Some pensions are "contributory" on the part of the recipients. Some are a combination. For example, these SEC files are said to show that Irving S. olds, u. S. Steel board chairman, Eiders M. Voorhees, finance chnlrman, and Benjamin P. Fairless. president, all will draw pensions of $50,000 a year beginning at the age of 65. These pensions ore paid for by the company. •In addition Mr. olds will draw $13.815 a year more toward which he will contribute *44io ana the company about twice as much; Mr. Voorhees, $20.323 more toward which he will contribute $4410 and the company about double. Prom the same source comes the Information that A. B. Homer, president of Bethlehem steel, at the age or 65. will on the basis of his, law compensation of $263,2go"r<;ccive an annual pension of $110.460. Thirteen "BOVer officers will receive pensions ranging from $9122 to »76.802, most of them amounting to more than $30.000 a year. Mr. Hurray said that not one cent is being contributed by the executives. So far we have heard no denials of his statement. -Neither has there been a denial of the statement as to lh.e pension" plan for Ben Moreell, chairman and president of Jones and Laugnlin. Though he has oeen with the company only two years, It is said that If he retires In 1S53. he will receive a pension of $25,000 annually, all paid by the company. If he works five years more, he will receive $35,000. The explanation of the steel companies is that to retain these skilled executives it must provide retirement plans. These pension plans are proper subjects for discussion at the conference table. They do not Justify arbitrary action. They do not warrant a stnKe. A steel strike on top of th c coal strike would be a fearlul thing. The cessation of coal mining has already caused coal-carrying railroads to lay off thousands of employes. A steel strike would Hurt countless other industries for months to come. It would seriously impair thc rearming of the democracies In the Atlantic pact. The Ford Jtolor Co. has announced that it Is ready to grant its workers a pension plan similar to that recommended for the steel workers by thc fact-finding board. This announcement In another industry may produce the break in the stalemate. Something should break It. A strike Saturday midnight would be a discredit to. both sides as well as a national calamity. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY The most common result of the leaching of English and composition Is.. .the creation, in most of the public, of a lifelong fear of grammatical errors.—Prof. S. I. Hayakawa, Illinois Institute of Technology. « * » We have been up against tough situations before. The Western World has always managcrt somehow.—Canadian Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent, on Canada's trade crisis. * * + Tlic 1950 election will be as Important to labor as Hie battle of OetUburg wa!> to the Civil War. President William Green of A. F. of L. * * * For the list six months, In every plant we h*uc, management has gone In and gUen (workers) Ihe low-down facts on the business i think they arc entitled to know.—Charles E. Wilson, president ot General Electric. * * * The woman of 1950 will be casual, daring and boyish, with no hips, no bust and a close-cropped hurricane haircut.—Christian Dior, originator ol Ui« 'new look." Elephant Gun MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1949 Washington News Notebook Th. DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin p. Jordan, M.D. Written for NBA Service Boys and girls of teen age are irtlcularly liable to acne (pimples). Acne IE not & J but u> more pa realized, it appears chest and the P n h rah. Air Force Plans Use of Inter national Jet Bomber by 7954 to Replace B-36s WASHINGTON— (NBA) — By I1 3 announcement that it will have the B-52 jet bomber "available" in 1951 to take the place of the B-36, the Air Force modestly admits that, it has accomplished one ot the most astonishing Jobs of aircraft development In history. Existence of the B-52 project was revealed somewhat reluctantly by Air Force officials during the con- Rresslonal hearings on the B-36. Generally the Air Force doesn't like to talk about such a revolutionarjr plane so many years before it has actually flown. "Rut now that word of it is out, the Air Force experts admit all of the obvious implications for Its expected performance. Te i mazing accomplishment logically predicted for the new bomber Is Its long range. .It Is classed as a "heavy bomber." According to Air Force specifications that classification means that it must ha\'C a minimum range of 5000 miles. The radius of operation of the best jet bombers flying today Is between 800 and 1200 miles. But the Air Force Is actually committed to build into the B-53 a range of twice the minimxim for heavy bombers. The B-36 has been sold to the public and to top defense officials us capable of flying 10,000 povnds of bombs 10000 miles. The Should Fqua! B-36 whole elaborate theory of Intercontinental bombing which the Air Force experts hnve been selling as the newest element in warfare sits on the ability of one nirplnne And if the B-5i Is going to take the plsce of the B-36. It presumably is going to be able to do just that. How the Air Force scientists put that much range into a jet bomber, or even 5000 miles. Is what leaves the outride experts gasping. Range has always been the prohibitive factor in the effectiveness ot jetj. Their tremendous speed has been at the expense of distances. It takes flying shorter lot of fuel burins very fast to shove a plane through the air at more than 600 miles per hour. And because the planes have to be so streamlined to go this fast.there Just Isn't much room in them for fuel. The longest distance a Jet bomber has ever flown to date has been 3600 miles. That was under very special conditions and it was done by Ihe B-49 Flying Wing. The fact that the wing design furnishes a minimum of drag is the reason for this lone distance flight. But certain other factors Inherent In the wing shape has diverted the Air Force engineers' attention from it for long-range bombers. Twice the Range of Todaj's Jets It can be seen from this that the B-52 will have twice the range of today's jets if it Is only to meet the minimum standard of a heavy lumber and it will have to have five times the range of them if it !s to measure up to thc range of the B-3G. Progress In the development of brnnbers has never been that fast before. It required more than 20 years of intense research and thc urgency »hni , l - c - o n f the B-5. Is going to take_ofj.wo_world wars to achieve the waiting for? range of a B-36. That included going through such steps as the early Curtiss and Martin bombers through thi Liberators and Flying Fortresses to the Superforts am finally reaching the intercontinental goal, tn less than one-quarter ol that time the Air Force has come the same distance in the branc new field of Jet propulsion. There are several possibilities a to how this point was reached— at least on paper because the B152 hasn't been built yet. It is possible that they plan to give It its range through refuelling in the air. Tha 1 would of course minimize the purely scientific accomplishment somewhat, and complicate its use as the A-bomb taxi, but all they ask ol it Is to do the job. Another possibility Is that jet engines, have been developed Niat make a plane go over 60( per hour but make it go a longer listance. It could be much faster than" th" B-36 but not as fasi as the Jet fighters. That compromise would also be acceptable. The final possibilities are the Improvement or development of new fuels and the Invention of much more efficient jet engines with as much speed as. they now have. is known that Air Force sclen- . don't miles It lists both have have been concentration of these goals. So far they gone from thc use of kerosene to something pretty close t< gasoline. Just what the B-52 wil have In the way of new engines observers will have to wait 195-i to find out. It will be IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD (NEA>—Exclusively Yours: Jean Hailow, dead 11 years, Is coming back to the screen this winter via the re-issue of some of )icr M-G-M hits. But before going to the theaters the picture lirst will jo to the Johnston censorship office. They're all prc-Lcgion of Decency. Hollywood tried to find a successor to the p!ati!!'.m: bombshell, but failed. In case you've forgotten. Howard Huglws discovered Jenn I ?irl w "iti-.» - , ,,.„,. icluccd her in "Hell's An- " Cloc511 't it make you NERVOUS?' grH" A J'.ughes press agent. Link Quarters, gave her Hip platinum blonde tag. By Erskine Johnson N'EA Staff Correspondent friends in Chicago hear that I had dinner with Kirk Douglas." Which reminds me: Or. Alfred Kinsey, In Hollywood for research for his "Sexual Behavior of the Human Female" lunched at the Wilshiic Brown Derby. His identity soon became known, creating a flurry among the waitic'.'^es. "Gee." said one. speaking to the girl waiting on the Kinsey table. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By Willl-ln E. McKcnncy .America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service Beware of Doubling Unless You're Sure I have often said, and I repea It again, do not double a contr if you have act one po ss n,i —^-^^ Russia's Atomic Experiments Cause Little Surprise in U.S. dangerous disease than is oflen for the most •t fhlch l s slightly tender n, . u,, .! ofl * n d «velops Into a while head," which actually con- kin oil " mlxture °' P" 5 ' S" 1 " 5 . In the milder causes, the pimples are spaced rather widely apart and are near the surface. In more sev- cases they are closer together, break out more frequently and burnw deeper into the skin. When rn™- eeper into the skin. When . u a n fa «' Russia may r white head forms th top of the "* more re3ri y to make a plan for stle Ilnallv breake n*vn th* n,. D internntlmia] r>fn»*i~ ___ i. . Dustle finally breaks open, the pus jscapes, a crust forms and healing takes place. If the puatle has been large and deep a permanent scar may be left, though this is fortunately the exception. Diet Plays » Par* Infection alone almost certainly does not explain the development of acne. Because acne is most common and usually most severe during the period of adolescense in both boys and girls, it probably has some relation to the changes in the glands and hormones which take place at the time. Diet almost certainly plays a part. Many, if not most, adolescents have a crav- IKE for sweets and sweets almost invariably make acne worse. Family and friends—especially family—ought to be careful not to make remarks about the appearances of the acne. Commenting every day on whether the pimples were better or worse, even if done with the best intentions, can only exaggerate self-consciousness on the part of a youngster. Note: Dr. JoiUan Is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column THE DOCTOR ANSWERS " x QUESTION: What causes "white patches on the hands? ANSWER: Probably the condition to which you refer Is vitiligo or leukoderma. Many treatments have been tried—most of them without much success. Gradually increasing eexposures to'sunlight or ultravioient somelimes helps. Paint- the spots with walnut junlce or a.properly prepared potassium permanganate solution has also been used to make the spots less conspicuous. IS Years Ago In BfyfrJevi/fe— Mrs. J. H. Shoemaker will leave the last of the week for Little RocJc. where she is to make her home. Joining Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Kramer and daughter, Betty Lou. Mr. Kramer Is now a member of k the school faculty at Scott, The Hev. and Mrs. W. J. LeRoy returned Monday f rom slack Rock Ark., where they spent a week while the Rev. Mr. LeRoy conducted an evangelistic meeting Miss Leia B i ythe , nd Mrs Watts-spent the weekend In Corinth, Miss. New Jersey Is the only state which elects Its governor for term of three years spade. Next the king of clubs was played, and a small heart was ruffed by declarer. He cashed his king and queen of spades and ruffed It in dummy with the eight of diamonds A small heart was ruffed with the nine of diamonds. A small heart was ruffed with the nine of diamond and North over-ruffed with the ten. All he could do now was to make two more diamond tricks, so declarer made four diamonds doubled for a plus score of 870 points. By DeWilt MaeKende *P forelca AfUln Anajjr* President Truman's announce. iient (concurred in by Britain) that there is evidence of an atomic explosion recently In Russia should cause no surprise. Such a development was a foregone conclusion. It^had to come sometime. J'« r ther e Is no reason to 1 the danger of war between RusT ' and the Western powers, tn . discoverer of nuclear fission, d«. lared | u Bonn, Germany "the new* e m Russla h "'e in,^ ! ^,, n ,°, war '" U ' S ' stl "« h e ""- ' "• ^ generally '«*• !»,„., JL , l the danser "' *ar " en lncr ««ed or decrease b . ut that ln fa «' Russia may rji their own conclusion*. As remarked, there U noinm, strange in the fact that there h« international atomic control Vishinsiy Keeps HI, Secret, Whether that was an estimate of possibilities th*» remains that Soviet Foreign ter Andi-el Y. Vishinsky In « 'iJB the united Nations assem it Lake Success called on the DII five • powers t conclude . pe ac * pact among themselves. He d mention the atomic explosion mg his eager audience to draw >thlng c - ... v ..^. .m, v lMrtq , mere Jj^been an atomic explosion in Russia It would have been remarkable it it hadn't occurred, for It was in the books. A couple of months ago this column reported there was widespread belief among scientific observe™ that Russia had at least the theoretical knowledge, as distinguished from the industrial knowledge of how to make the bomb. Britain also had the secret. However. America was the onlj nation having the vast and complicated Industrial facilities and the industrial know-how to construct a bomb. That's what stymied Germany in the world war. Her scientists claim she had the know-how for the atom bomb, but lacked th« industrial set-up. Has Russia now overcome e Industrial hazards? Perhaps nobody outside Russia knows. All we have been told Is that there has been an atomic explosion In Russia No details. Trigger Fingers b»ve Tender Nerrea But supposing it was an at«mi« bomb, there Is no reason to assume that the ability to produce one would Inspire Russia to go looking for war with a nation which not only has one atom bomb but many all ready for emergencies. Still, we can't overlook the fact that the more atomic bombs tier* are scattered about the world, the greater the chances of explosions. Men who carry pistols for protection have tender nerves la their trigger fingers. , While we are sure that neltho the United States nor Russia want« war. we can't call that good enough. As President Truman says, this explosion in Russia emphasizes again the necessity for "truly effective, enforcible international control at atomic energy which this government and the large majority of th» members of the United Nations support." U.N. Assembly President CaijA P. Romaic after learning of 1SI President's statement said -the atomic control deadlock before the assembly becomes one of the roost pressing problems. Heretofore all efforts to reach agreement hav« failed because of Inability of Russia and the Western powers to get together. Therefore the paramount 'question of the moment is whether Mr. Vishlnsky's proposal for a five- power peace pact means Moscow is ready lo talk about atomic control. There are no grounds for divorce which are accepted In all 48 states. National Flog Answer to Previous Punl» o ss , e chance to defeat it. Bear this in mind especially if your partner has not made a bid. because it that Tommy Dorsey's son, skipper, now 18, lias enrolled at Williams College. He was a high school fcot-' ball star. . . Bob Taylor, one of the Those love scenes Between Rod . Cameron and Marie Windsor for j backers of the Century "Dakota Lll" were carried on in a!" Ingld atmosphere—(heir ii if,nt <iiiiLi*i>jiiit.i t—iiit;ii iuiimiiLtJ went on ice a week nfter the film started. , . Lew Ayrcs will do another western after "Daybreak." It's "Sugarfoot," the story of a soft- spoken but quick - on - Lhc-trlggor cowhand, to be made at Warner Brothers. * • • Kette TJivls wants .Ihe cash quirk She's turning rtcwn all percentage deals now (hn( slip's fr*<- la mint. If you want lo hire her, K's money on Ihe l!ne. Eddie Cllnc, who directed old Mack Semictt comedies, will direct the Olsen and Johnson TV show on NBC this winter. * • • Not In the script: "What's wrong with being 40? Or 42 for that matter? It'.s wnndcrful. It's the time in a woman's life when she Ls old enough to enjoy life, not just, take it for granted. And young enough to overcome her faults"—Barbara Stanwyck. Thrill of a Lifetime Before Kirk Doujrlns planed east, he slagged it for dinner with three --•- —.... rf Group, is telling friends lie would like to direct one of thc Group's plays this fall. * • • Mnyrt T. Binforrf, of Memphis, Trnn., wbo made a name for him- srlf as thc local censor who turns asiilc anything that dues not smell strongly of magnnlia blossoms, has apain reversed himself. Just approved M-G-M's "Intruder in the Oust," another racfal prejudice Mnry. Last month he said O.K. to "Home of thc Brave." Tlie iwixorn menace Is growing insidious. I just heard about a theater owner who doubles the amount of salt and turns his water fountains do\\n to a mere trickle. Thirsty patrons can't get water and wind up buying his soft drink.?. Kverjuody Wants Her Since her click In "Jolson Smss Agiin," every studio Is trying to borrow Barbara Hale from Columbia. Now Arthur Freed wants her for an M-O-Mu.slcal. . . . Fro r n Mexico way I hear that the movie love-making friends at the Dells. A young girl j and Pedro sitting In the next booth told her'i"'"-"" —;" • oomrianlon: "Walt UU my ilrl Pnvilettc Oodrlard idariz for "Bc- Florence NijhtlnglJ*. 41074 WQ97J »3 AQ10M2 Tournament—E-W vul. 5»«lh We* Nortk Ewt Pass 1 * Pass 3 y Pass 3 4k Pass 4 * Pass 4» Double Redouble Opening—4 9 jj case you must expect lo defeat the contract In J : our own hand. It Is « good rule never to double a slam contract unless you have two sure ways lo beat it, and never double a less than game contract unless you can defeat it In your own hand. In today's hand North had what looked like three trump tricks, but that was all he had. East and West had made strong bids. Nevertheless, In the recent national knckout Icam-of-four tournament In Chicago, North doubled four diamonds. The line of play was as follows: North led the nine of clubs, which declarer won In dummy with the ace. The ace of spades and ace and king of hearts were cashed dtclartr dlic»rdtn» • club and • HORIZONTAL 1 Depleted U th« flag oi — 8 Gaiters 13 Interstice! 14 Guidt 15 Age 16 Heaven (prefix) ,18Prosecult 19 Boy 20 Deserve 21 Mineral rock 22 Pronoun 23 Boy'» nickname 24 Throw 27 Stuffs 29 Correlative ol either SOMeasur* ol area 31 Behold! 32 Concerning 33 High shot 35 Droops 38 Epistle (ab.) 39 Babylonian deily W Bone ol chest 42 Weeps 47 Split pulst 48 Gibbon 49 improper 50 Constellation 51 Enlries in ledgers 53 Came in 55 Donkey 36 Sows again VCKTICAL ! Celtic 2 Printing 3 Peruse 4"ShowM« . Stats" (ab.) 5 Astringent 6 Nostril 7 Time period 8 Stain 9 Mixed type 10 And 11 Travelled 12 Horset 17 Nickel (symbol) 25 Alone 26 Horse's gait 27 It has lost two world 28 Extent 33 Its largest city 43 Runic (ab.) is 34 Drug 36 Equipped 37 Dinner courses 41 Reared 42 Snug •H Brain p.iseag* 45 Sea eagle 46 Places 47 Venture 52 Medical director (ab.) 54 Eye (Scot.)

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