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\ BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 1947 If* BLYTOKVILLE COURJKE NEWS PAUL IX HUMAN, , Detroit. ncaad din matter at tb« port- under •<* oi Can(ret*. Octoter », *•". aemd br th« United Preii SUBSCRIPTION RATES: , BT carrier to the aty of BlythevllI* or «ij '«uburw«n town where carrier service U maln- t»ined. Mo ocr week, or BSc per month. ' UB T^ wltoto » nMMv» ol 40 mile* WJOO P«r «*?, *2X» lor six montt*, »l.OO lor three monUu; by iail outside 60 mile low, HO.OO per year . payable In advance. Meditation But il anyone has caused pain; he has caused It not to me t but in some measure—not to put It too Myerely-to you all.-2 Corinthians 2:5. • • • (a the «»d*rn way of llvlnr practically every art of ««y<me effects some one else. Therein tb. welfare and happiness of those about us must be In our thoufhU continually. refused to tell how much money printed or remains to be redeemed. Aside from the sum, there is some- tiling depressing about the reasons for paying it. They reflect, we fear, a too typical American attitude toward Russia that endured too long. It \vari an attitude compounded of fear, distrust, an over-anxious desire to please, and a Pollyanna optimism.. It permitted Russia to claim an almost single-handed winning of the war and to demand payment for it. It led her into the attitude of being sulky or stubborn until she got, what she wanted. As a result, we're paying for a lot more than Russia's funny-money marks. A Little Softer Than Brass Knuckles Imperialist^ Promising Discovery It looks as if those two young Harvard chemists who seem to have developed synthetic protein have really got something. As we understand it, there are a few details yet to be worked out. As of now, you-just can't mix a couple of amino acids and say, "Be a rabbit skin" or "Be a silk shirt." But there is definite promise. For one Thing, the new product apparently ' can't be used in a bomb. And if the process works out, people ought to be a lot happier for other reaaonn than •not being blown up. A chorus girl, for instance, shouldn't have to keep company with a flit tenant of the bald-headed row in order to get a mink coat. She could probably buy a chemical-protein one, and at a reasonable price. For that matter, there wouldn't be any bald-headed row. They'd all be wearing synthetic toupees. To make the Japs think more democratically, General MacArthur has purged the word "imperial" from the Japanese language. We should like to warn the Japs, in their march toward democracy, not to lie misled by what might appear to be Yankee imperialism in democratic America. - For instance, the fact that the New York City telephone book lists 168 Imperial Some- thiiig-or-Olhera doesn't mean a thing-, Suzuki, really it doesn't. Russia's Funny Money •j. The American government's agrce- ment in 1944 to'jfive Hussia tho plates for printing Allied occupation ciirrency, with ino. strings attached, \vaa i"uncler the cBtumstances : . . a reasonable and plausible decision." That was tlie opinion expressed' to Senate inves'iyators the other day by John H. Hildring, assistant secretary of state for occupied areas.' Some of the rest of Mr. Hildring's testimony, however, casts doubt on the reasonableness and plausibility. Government authorities might have guessed that Russia, given the plates with no obligation to account for or redoem the occupation marks, might flood Germany with funny money. But they were confronted with Russia's threat to print her own occupation money otherwise. And the U. S. was gambling on \ economic unity. But there is more to the story, as Mr. Hildring told it. General Eisenhower was poised for the Normandy invasion,'and the Russians were driving thc Germans hard in the east. "It was to our interest to see to it that tho drivn continued," the assistant secretary said. Perhaps the nub of the reasonable and plausible decision is in Mr. Hild- ring'g statement that "At that time, we had every reason to believe that once ' we had defeated the Fascists, we could get together." This explanation throws an interesting light on one backstage scene of the wartime alliance. At the. time in question, the Russians must have known that the promised invasion was imminent. They surely knew that we had given them billions of dollars' worth of war material. Yet our officials seem to have belinved seriously that the Soviets might soften or cease their finishing blows at the Nazis unless they got their way in this ' money matter. How, under those circumstances, ' could our government have had Vcv-ery . reason to believe" that relations would i fb* agreeable once the common danger ". that united Russia and the U. S. had .: £ been removed ? V ' I Wejl> we took the gamble and lost. u' M | But post-mortem opinions can't undo :^\ what ia done. s. - ,80 it'* up to American taxpayers to X ~'~^ «P th« m> lor a not inconsiderable t $200,000,000. Nobody knows because the Russian's have VIEWS OF OTHERS Overpaying the Jobless Increasing unemployment is bringing willi It a rise In the taxes pnlcl by employers to provide unemployment compensation. Tha rale ol slate payments to the Jobless has .mounted greatly in recent years, is wimes and living costs have jjcme up. If unemployment multiplies, some state officials- foresee state taxes rising to their limit. Tills is 2.1 per edit on the first $3.000 of an employee's wage or salary. Even that lii>{h tax, If a ions; depression set In, would not keep the jobless Insurance system going in a number oi stales. Then help to tide over tlie unemployed would disappear when most needed. Where undue liberality has developed, especially where excessive payments may eventually do much to exhaust a state fund for the jobless, tlin states should tighten up on their living. To cite one obvious instance, Massachusetts pays benefits amounting to 68 per cent of a worker's earnings In the highest quarter o[ a year. Thus u worker averaahiB J37 a week for his best three months is made eligible lor the maximum benefit payment of $25 a w.v.k Because ol overtime or bonuses, the top tpiartcr earnings may run substantially above the average earnings for a year. The high ratio of benefits to lakehome pay makes idleness attractive, tempts people to get out of their Jobs so as to live on the stale, and is demoralizing. Such benefit payment.! continue a threat both to the solvency of the fund'and the morale of workers. It would be safer to hold benefits to 50 per cent of the nvcrise weekly wage, as quite u few states do. Economy In financing the Jobless is required as never before In the nine and a half years of unemployment comiMMisatlon. wisdom in the handling of social security is need both fov the benefit of the business and Industry which provide the Jobs and for the Jobless themselves, so thai the money collected for them will hold out. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Make Changes When People Buy Anything, Says Car Maker Sunday School Lesson Scripture: Psalm 110:105; Isaiah 'I: 2-1; Mlcalt 6:1-8 Ily WILLIAM E. CSII.HOY, !>•». One great heritage from the story of ancient Israel is the lessons Its story contains regarding the thing thai make for the welfare, or the downfall, of nations and peoples. In tlie history of the Jewish peo- ;)le from the time of their return from the bondage In Egypt to the establishment and downfall of their kingdom hi Palestine, wo can see the laws and forces, that wreck mighty nations. It is true us it ever wns that "righteousness cxalleth a nation," and the dictum of Scripture ap- pHes to nations, as it does to individuals, "He sure your sin will find you out." But our heritage from ancient Israel is very much more than is found in example and warning. Out of the life of Israel, despite wars, peril, suffering, waste, and destruction, has come the richest literature that the world lias known — the Scriptures upon which Our I,ord was nourished, and which, He saiti, He had come to fulfill. It is the spiritual miracle of history that out of times o[ ruthless war should have come the magnificent dreams of peace, recorded in such passages as Isaiah 2 and BY FHEDEIUCK C. OT1IMAN United press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, June 27. (UP) — Paul G. Hoffman didn't mean to expound on the merits of the auto with the greenhouse top ami the rear end that looks like the front. The hefty president of the Stu- debakcr Corp. straightened his e>°!Wi and yellow .plaid tie, clearej^rojt.i throat and read instead to a^Jlnt Congressional committee a 23-page statement about dynamic productiveness. This wa s fancy !:ii>gu»£c. Hoffman meant that if Americans 'including Congressmen) use their heads, our form of capitalism ought to work out better than ever before. The Congressmen, being Americans themselves and hence motorists first and lawmakers second, kept bringing him back to the subject of automobiles. Well sir, you know how it is with an automobile salesman. He hates to knock a competitor. Senators Robert A. Taft of Ohio and Joseph C. OVNfahoney of Wjo.. both wondered whether the current price of automobiles i s lair. This put Salesman Hoffman on something of a spot. "There, are automobile companies today." he began, chosin<> his words carefully, "and I won't name names, which, are charging pretty high prices for their product." He said competition—a segment of dynamic: productivenes — socm would take care of them; that the automobile industry was composed dividualists who'd Truman Has Appointment Embarrassment Over Apparent Mistake In Naming FCC Head By PETER EI»S'>N .bout FCC policies, even Democrats WAKKFIUU): NKA Washington Correspondent in Congress were taken in cnhcols WASHINGTON, June 21>. (NEA) — President Truman is- having appointment embarrassment again. This time it's over a Federal Communications Commission job, which is being kicked aroiinil something awful. It was '.ill a mistake, apparently, vhen the President scut to the Senate the name of Repnbliean Ray O. Wakefield of California to siic- rectl himself for another seven- vear term un FCC. The President luidn't meant to do it that v.'.xy. So he pulled back thc WakeUelr! ippointment without consulting thai gentleman, who learned that ho had CGB stabbed ivlien he read in the When the Wakefielrt nomination wns first sent to the Senate, Republican leaders got busy. They Inul too many complaints on file about the way FCC was being run. Constituents who hiul radio stations complained about, the way they '.vi>re regulated. Those wlio citdn'l have stations, but wanted them, com- plaincd they couldn't get licenses Also, there were beefs that W'lke- ficld. though he called himself a Republican, had been co-operaih'.g ton much jority on — House minority leader Sam Rayburn, Senator Stewart and McKelli" of Tennessee. The last two in nar- thiular had a peeve against FCC !io- cause It had refused to grant licenses to a couple of their Nashville supporters. The upshot was that Republican leaders offered the Job to youngest Ohio Congressman, Robert F. or Lima. The FCC Job pays inly $10,000 a year, while congressmer. get $12.500 a year plus S2BQO ex- ic-nses. In spite of this and Ihe fact iliat Jones has had his wife on his office payroll ns a clerk, the con- eressinnn decided to take the job. Truman was prevailed upon to wilh- di'J4V the nomination of Wakcfield and substitute Jones. Jones figures this will be a chance lo get some good experience In atl- minislrative law. He is only 40, though he has been in Congress since 1H39. He holds a small interest in Northwest Ohio Broadcasting Co., which has an FM license and has applied to FCC for standard broadcast license. Jones will have to give up this holding when he becomes a commissioner. This is hii only experience in radio. He wnnls BARBS BT HAL COCHRAN Much harmony is produced in tlie home where hubby is willing to play second fiddle. w • • A man should have a sut( For every day In the week, says u stylist. Most or tht'in do—and, what's more, th«:y wear it! * * * Penny candies nre showing up in the showcases again, much to the delight of the tiny tots—the litllo beggars. » * » Svnday speeders are up tn their old trick—putting tlie wreck in recreation. * * * The kids nre just as enthusiastic alwuD schciol vacation as mother Isn't. Ith the Democratic m,i- I i o live in Washington, doesn't like to campaign. Tn the present session of Con- guess Jones has distinguished him- FCC under Charles R. Denny and his prcdcces- Top leadership in the GOP took j self as chairman of a subcommittee • • ' on appropriations, handling Department of Interior money. He wielded the economy axe so heavily that he had western congressmen from both parlies screaming. There has been gossip that Republican and Democratic leaders may have picked Jones for the FCC job lo get him out of Congress. But a hand in the case — Vanclcnbcr,;. Taft, speaker Joe Martin. This was to be a test of whether the Republicans conld have regular, .ill- out Republicans on Ihelr jobs, or whether they had to take people who Just called themselves, or whom the President called Republic-UK. JONKS: A 100 Because of the general griping MM'F.U-CENT KEPUHMCAX j equally as important is the fact that •cause of the general griping a- he is a ICO-pcr-cent regular. COLLABORATOR Commissioner Wakefield, who has been given the heave-ho to make a place for Jones, is of tlie quiet, hard-working but unspectacular type. He has specialized in telegraphic communications and hamlleil the Postal-Western Union merger anil rate eases He was appointed to the commission by president Roosevelt in 194x1. Before that he was a member of the California state Public Service Com- uission and a delegate to Repub- ican national conventions. He was enough of a Republican, anyway, liat the Democratic members of the California Commission ganged nn on lim to get rid of him. and persuaded Democratic Sen. Slieridan Downey to recommend him to Roosevelt. At Republican Party headquarters Wakefield was ticketed as too inurhi of a Democratic collaborator. His' defense against that would be that he had subordinated party politics. When the Republican National Committee met in Washington last December, however, GOP Chairman Carroll Reecc made a speech in which he called for a purge of pti'j- ny Republicans serving on government regulatory agencies. Recce claimed [hat all these agencies, are servants of Congress, not. of tlie President. Since the Republicans were then coming into control of Congress. Recce said it was only fair that thc political character of the agencies be changed accordingly. This may be it. The GOP is inking over. FCC now has three Democrats, two Republicans and two independents of no party affiliation. Substituting Jones for Wakefield won't give the GOP a bigger delegation, bnt a tougher one. interested, nil right. They'd hea» ( Some kings themselves were false ( , 10 j okCs nbollt thc tricky Stude-' leaders, doing evil In the sight of ! i^ers with the show-case ex^ tlie Lord. But there were gentle | n 'j nces O f plate gloss. They'd rcjH souls, being led through green pas- ' n i x ,ut' the Oregon automobilist tures and beside still waters, sing- \ w ], oso ( \ o? for years had Jumped ing the songs of hope and faith. I jnt on tc Year deck of his coup= In days of darkness there were ' w || C never he started for a rifle. not wanting those who found the y remember the story in word of God a light unto their path | .. newspapers The Oregoman (Psalms 119il05>. And In evil days . hl a ncw st i,dcbakcr. opened llhei-e WCTC cMirnseous rebukcrs ; Ulc ° hoort lo ^limve the works un- of Iniquity, and prophets, like Mi- I c]cme[1 th and was startled to have cah, who defined in clear, simple his ' ' . ump iu 011 top of the terms the eternal realities of true Cllgmc Thc pup was startled, too. religion, the substance of what, God , A snlile played npon te lips of requires of man. and of what man Rcp W alter Huher, D., of Ohio. needs for happy, prosperous life | ,.^|, en the war ended," he said, among his fellows (Micah G:l-8>. as a fact (hat any automobile And in these days of the 20th I mtml iVactnrcr could revamp his century, when millions have been mo( i e i a little and sell them as lestroyed and other millions have r . lsl n ' s UP could make them. Most jecn suffering from rulhlessness, i o[ ti lcm did. Now, Mr. Hoffman, et us not forget that it is to Jews .hat we owe that heritage. What return is the world making to them for all they have given to the world? can you tell me whv Studebaker 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Patrolman Jack Robinson, reel- faced Irishman, walked his beat with proud step today. A fourteenth baby was born to the officer of. the law at the family home on Sn'.'.lh Elm Street this morning. Tho baby a ten iiound girl has been named Tommy. Thirteen of the fourteen are living. There are six boys I'.id seven girls. Mrs. I. Roscnthal who has been chaw lo KO all out on an entirely new. model?" <No automobile salesman ever had a better chance than this. Hoffman chortled. He said he'd be delighted. He explained that putting in the machinery to make a radical new model is an extremely expensive gamble, because a motor car maker never knows whether the customers will like what he's thoughtjjjB. "So we decided the time iw»mn<tc the gamble \vn s when the demand for automobiles was so strong the people would buy, even if they didn't like our new styles," Hoffman said. "It was strictly a business gamble, but we thought our timin? would take some of the risk out of it. As il turned out. we seemed to have hit the jackpot." Competition, observed Rep. Wright : IN HOLLYWOOD SO THEY SAY BY ElISKINi: JOHNSON NEA Slaft Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. June '27. <UP1—I nad never thought of Humphrey Bcuiarl as a baby s'l' 01 ". But now I know that he is. rvon if he doesn't know about it himself. A friend of mine and his wife stopped by after lunch the other day to see a movie. It was a matinee, unrt Ihry hit it just about 'J cuts go out for an afternoon, rmaginc a killer—like the roles Humphrey Bo;.;art plays on Ihe srrocn—being a baby sitter (or your child, and you'll have another question mark to add to the other SC4 miizior.i already stacked up against crime pictures. Yes. I know you'll sffy tne parents were crazy to leave their child there that lonj;. I'll asrcr. Bnt luiw •••••t••••••••••••••••*•••••••••*••••••••••••••••••• The basic problem of Inlernatlon understanding Is cultural and ideological, although political and economic conflicts loorn large and dally occupy front-page attention.—Dr. Arthui O. Coons, president Occidental College. * • • A depression can create more Communists overnight than political witch hunters could track down in a month of Sundays,—Sen. Glen H. Taylor (D) of Idaho. * ' * * The United States should wall no longer to lighten the load on the American taxpayer by taking steps to restore German and Japanese economy.—Herbert Hoover. » » • ' Everywhere from top to bottom In our, government U a domination of the military in time of peace. TriM" overemphasis of war prep- arntlon In time of p**cc will bankrupt, every nation.—Henry A. Wiitace , o'clock in thc afternoon. They hadj lnrl ,>y O l yon do Ihe same thing — use a movi" theater o s a nursery and lluirplnoy Boiiart and other screen loughs as baby sitters? But don't blame Hollywood this time. If Humphrey Bopart is a t>i- by siller in your family, it's your fault. THE WINDSOR STOItV Short Takes: ,!nno Haver's fan are wailini*. about her soparatioi from Jimmy Zilo. They've b?ci oongratnlMinjr her on marrying ai okl sweetheart instead of a Holly been in the theater a'aout an hour when my friend Icll a Ins at his ieft sleeve, lie turned around to look into tho questioning eyes of a cute little blonde Eirl about nine jears old. "Please, mister." she said, "could you tell me what time it is?" 5Ij- friend looked at his walch .hisl CIS Humphrey IIORiirl was nnkinc his first or second al- tonuil to poison Barbara Slau- \vytk nu the screen. •'Why. honey." he said, "it's a few minutes afler three." "Oh. darn!" she said. My friend was verv much surprised at Ihe exclamation fmm tho cute little kill, so he turned back to her. "What do you menu. 'Oh. d;irn'? Whnt'i the matter?" ANOTHER SW QIJI/./EK The little girl locked up at him. pouted her pretty little lias and said ."Oh my Mom anil Daddy won't be home nutil G o'clock, and i I have to sit here for three more hours." N'ow Ihere I., one for the books. The picture was "The Two Mrs Carrolls." In which Humphrey Bogart spents most ot hi s time i r y- ing to poison Barbara Stanwyck. A very nice bit of entertainment wo ad wolf. . Glndvs Gcorse be the !ifc of trade. "Yes sir." agreed Hoffman, "it s an integral part ol dynamic pro- .iuctivcness." And as soon as I hear from Oregon about whether that pup has [earned which end of a Hoffman automobile is front, I'll let you inow. McKENNEY ON^JRIDGE Psychic Four-Bid Beats Club Slam By WILLIAM E- SIcKENNEY America's Card Authority Written .for NEA Service One of the most accurate bidders iu bridge is Charles J. Solomon of Philadelphia, and this statement is substantiated by his record. At the present lime he holds thc world championship masters individual title, auci also is one of the holders of thc world championship masters pair title. It probably will be many years before we will flnci one player winning both of these titles in one year again. quite ill for some time is now con- Pltm -,, of T ^ certainly seems to vnlescing. ' ' ?«Ir. and Mis. J. A. Leech have a^ heir guest Mrs. Leech's father. Dr. J. H. Flint of Orange, Call'. Vhen a player opens with a forcing wo-bid, lie said, you know he has a game and probably a slam. He elt that his queen of clubs was gong to be a key card, and he wanted to do something to throw South off the track. He had nothing to fear from Ihe four-heart bid. If it were doubled, he would bid four spades. Now we will sec the declarer's predicament. When tlie evening spade lea-.l held, Solomon switched to the six of diamonds. Declarer won and IcJ another round of diamonds, picking up the adverse trumps A small clnb was led to dummy's king and a club returned. When East played low, declarer .slopped to count i hand. -- diamonds and a club. He was definitely marked for six spades, and the heart bid should mark him with four hearts. That would mean th.\t he had hold a .singleton club, so declarer finessed the ten of clubs and lost his contract. Solomon pointed out that clarcr could have protected himself against the psychic heart bid by cashing the ace and king of hearts, and leading a (bird round of hearts when he got into dummy, trumping in his own hand. JThen when West showed out, he™>uld have reasoned that West probably do-"*- Solomon had shown up with two held thc queen of clubs. and her husbnncl. Kcnurth Bradley, night manacrr of a Los Aneeles hotel, ccbhrate their first wedding .''nnivcrs'rv soon. Sho'.s givimr him Film rights lo tlie Duke of Wmd- a 10-acrc nmrh in Pomona. . sor's life slew are now available— lor a price. The price is $500,000. Annaliclla will bn Kcno lionnil before summer is over lo <U- vorcr Tyrone Vmvrr. I»ana Turner Is eelebratliii; already. . . . Army's grid heroes. Ulanchard and Davis, will t><- co-sl.-yrrri! In Hollywood's first fontliali pirlurc In several years. « • • Xnvier Cugat will conduct at Ihe Hollywood Bowl Aug. 16 ... Wallace Beery an ( i hi,; adopted daugh- indced for a child to sit Ilirough ter, Carol Ann. will vnc.Uion in Eur- two or three times while her par-1 ope next month. Economist ., i)ui,,i, K ', n, IL iirnrfi I^ « tz. 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South West Nwlh East 24 24 3 » Pass 1A 4 V 5 * Pass C * Pass Pass Pass Opening—A K 2 Glancing at the bidding on today's hand you might well ask why Solomon, with the West cards, put In that silly four-heart bid, but ho explained it very clearly. |,HORIZONTAL f> Insect 1U.7 Pictured ,. 7 Drop ( V economist i j; s Anger l^Couse ••£» n Compass point 14 lnlcrsl(f e - ]rj t nr iinn ITt Uclongs to it IfiSnnrl 19Toi 201 2! 2.1 24 We 26 Area measure , c R , 27 Kansas river - u rtccm .10 Kingly 34 Yearns 35 Hi erk letter 36 Units of force 37 Digger 38 Samarium (symbol) 3n While 40.Seasoning 43 Golf term 47 Gaelic 51 Girl's name 53 Pompous sliow 54 Grease 55 Rammed down 57 Crushed wheat 59 Rcnlrn CO Admission VERTICAL 1 Rainbow 2 Network 3 Trcmcntiou* 40 Cloy is 80 years 41 First man 42 Light ;ean family 43 Wilt noise SO Otherwise , 52 Through 1 f,3 Kea engle \ SO Mixed lypo \ 58 On lime (ab.) 13 M 4 Exists 5 Negative word ii

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