The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 2, 1950 · Page 20
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 2, 1950
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PAGE EIGHT, SECTKJIC f (ARK.) COURIER NEWS "UESDAY, MAY 2, 195Q BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NTW8 OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Aalstant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate. Editor PAUL D HUMAN, AdverlUlAf Uuu«er Sol* National Advertising Representative*: W«lltc« Wllmer Co, New York, Chlc*«a Detroit AtltnU, Memphti. Entered M Kami class milter it the pc*t- tttta* »t Blythevllle, Arksuua*, under »et o< Con, October 8. nil. Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevlllt or unj •uburtwn town where carrier service U main- Utned, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within i radius o[ 50 miles H.OO pel w«r 12 00 tor stx months, H.OO for three months; br mall outside 60 mile icne, »10.W> per jeu payable In advance. Meditations Do not err, my beloved brelhren—.Jamw 1:16. » • • The fact Is that sin is the most unmanly thine In God's world. Yon never were made for sin and selfishness. You were made for love and obedience. —J. G. Holland. Barbs On the level, folks, the county sheriffs won't stand for fast driving. Or on the hills, either! • * • Beware of ho< tips on the market, advises a broker. 1'oll're likely to be left out In the cold. The only trouble with a kiss in the dark Is that it's liable to show in the light. Jack Frost Is still havlnr his nipt 4 the rtst of us staggering. and keep- An Illinois man said he turned robber because h> lost his health. He now 1« conlined to hi« room for eight yearj. our eaugc greatly. Borne men in Congress and th« government itself agrw with th« press on this. One think the press can do on Us own. It can show a more grown-up approach to the getting of today's most vital news. The issues are too important to be made the subject of school- boyish competition among reporters to *ee who'll be first. That's all right for fires and trials, but it doesn't fit a time when world conflagrations can grow from the spreading of inaccurate and Incomplete information. The Winner and Champion Think Twice, Boys Security Policy, Attacked By Press, Poses Problems A magazine editor addressing the American Society of Newspaper Editors contends the Atomic Energy Commission is pursuing a policy of secrecy that amounts to censorship of the press and is retarding vital scientific progress. Almo'st at the same time .a Washington diplomatic correspondent calls attention to the conflict between govern- ipent/officials and reporters over 1 what i information about foreign affairs should ' properly be made public. ' Examine first the government's view 1 of the problem. In atomic energy or j anywhere else that touches military de- j fense, it is legitimately concerned over 1 security. '.; In foreign relations, the belief is that our officials must have the right of private discussion and negotiation both among themselves and with other governments; public knowledge of the deliberations can handicap them seriously. There is also an attitude in the State Department and other quarters that the press is too frequently irresponsible with secret information, that it is more interested in being first in print with any story than in being right and wisely cautious with the real story. From the reporter's side the notion Is growing that^ government is exaggerating its need for privacy. He sties 'these dangers in the trend: An agency of government which is walled off from the public gaze and from possible controversy does not have the necessary guidance of public opinion. It moves ahead in isolation, badly out of contact with the people it is serving. Many questions which arc actually issues of basic public policy are being decided by officials in the secret stage of negotiations, with Congress and the public compelled either to accept nn accomplished fact or to repudiate the executive branch on the basis of inadequate information. Such issues definitely belong in the public arena. Any officials who try to keep them out of it are depriving the people of their rightful role in a democracy. The time to discuss a fundamental shift in national policy is before—not after—it is made. The security problem is admittedly delicate in an age when military and scientific progress so often are closely intertwined. There's no doubt science is suffering from the limitations of secrecy; the free interchange of ideas is interrupted. To some extent, of course, this can't be helped. Rut our key defense men probably have been too gingerly in their handling of such information. A more liberal altitude toward its release to the public wouldn't be likely to damage The Brotherhood of Locomotive En- ginemen and Firemen has called a strike among several western and midwestcm railroads and on divisions of certain eastern lines. The union wants an extra fireman on diesel locomotives. Both the National Railway Mediation Board and a special presidential fact- finding board have rejected the union's demand as unwise and unnecessary. It clearly fits a familiar tendency among the railroad brotherhoods toward "feather-bedding"—loading the lines with unneeded personnel. In flouting the findings of two boards, the union is behaving shortsightedly from its own and the railroads' standpoint. The public is not likely to take kindly to union maneuvers devoted to a goal apparently so completely without merit. Nor would the hard-pressed railroads be better able to compete with planes and trucks if they had to bear the added burden. Views of Others Cart Before the Horse On the basis of what is now known about the Interstate operations of commercialized gambling, « case can be made for the rederal Communication* commission's proposed ban on lh« transmission of bets, odds and prices paid on sporting events. Certainly, It is a much more workable proposal than ths one made to the Senate's Mc- yarland subcommittee by Attorney General Mc- Orath. That proposal has a loophole big enough for almost anything to get through. Any attempt to enforce It wuuld ftlnwst surely become an tnormous and expensive travesty. But why .should any bill be considered just now? Much mart about the problem such legislation may help to solve will be known after th» Kefauver Investigation of interstate crime. And Congress has not yet agreed on the committee to conduct that investigation. So why put th« cart before the horse? T« the McGrath proposal perhaps being used u a device to-head off th« Kefauver Investigation? Is somebody in a hurry to get a law onto the books? Is somebody eager to do this to be able to tell Senator Kefauver and his supporters that their investigation is not needed, that things already have been taken care of by legislation? We rather doubt that Chairman Wayne Coy of the FCC would have suggested his bill at this time had he not felt it necessary to counter the McGrath measure. It makes sense lhat he should try to avoid having his agency saddled with an almost Impossible policing Job. And It is logical that, to this end. he should bring up * more promising alternative. But this matter Is too complex to be settled with the shotgun speed with which some members of th« McFarland subcommittee apparently want to get it out of the way. This group will perform a far greater public service If it will stand aside for the Kefauver study. With all the information to be expected from auch a probe, a sensible decision ought to be possible. It ought, for example, to be possible to draw » sharper line between news which Is legitimate and that which serves only the commercialized gambling gentry. Also, it ought to be much more clear how federal authority can best be employed to support local efforts to stomp out the racketeering and gangsterism which accompany commercialized gambling. So we say again that Attorney General Mc- Gralh's proposal Is worthless, and lhat Mr. Coy's Is premature. First, let us have the facts; and then let us act in the light of the facts. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH So They Say Nation s Eyes Focus On Election in Florida By James V. Fowler MIAMI, Fla., May 2. (>T>—The Nation's eyes were focused on Florida today as nn expected 600,000 Democrats nominate their candidate for the United States Senate. The May 2 Democratic primaries —which assures victory In the No- ' Peter Edson's Washington Column — Battle Looming over Revision Of U. S. Social Security System ( First of a scrTes on proposed changes in U.S. social security.) WASHINGTON — (NBA) — The long Chrysler strike—climaxing over three years ot labor disputes in coal, slcel, auto and other Industries for pension and welfare plans—focuses attention on the coming Senate battle over revision of the U. S. social security system. It may not be generally realized, but In the background there has been n basic qucs- Uon of whether to EPSON continue the present, 15-year-old, contributory social security system at all. Under this system, both employer and employe pay a tax to finance the benefits. There have been some queer political and economic alliances In this struggle. An extreme right wing group—principally big business employers—has seemed to favor substitution of a flat, government pension scheme lor the present contributory system. The explanation for this stand is fairly simple. Labor unions have been demanding — and getting — contracts \vhtch provide that employers shall pay, out of pocket, the difference between government social security old age and survivors Insurance benefit, 1 ; of around $25 month, and a figure o£ $100 to $125 a month. Employers want to get off this hook. Small companies say they can't afford to pay this differential without tremendously Increasing their costs. Their solution has been to have the whole pension burden shoved off on the federal government. Call Flat Pension "Shortsighted" Social security officials and welfare workers argue that this may prove to be a shortsighted policy Their reasoning Is that, a flat government pension would eventually mean that every person of 65 or over be put on government reUet. Funds tor paying government pension* for all would have to come from annual appropriations by Congress. In this status, these appropriations would-be subject to downward pressures by congressional advocates ol economy. The result might be less social security for all. The position of some of the labor] union leaders in this struggle is curious. By collective bargaining and by strikes, the CIO unions in particular have been forcing employers *o grant pensions over and above social security benefits. What these unions really want, they say, are higher government social security benefits. Not being able to get benefits from Congress, they say they are forced to get them from employers. But their real purpose here Is said to be to See EDISON Pa^e 18 Section Two Th« DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. I). Wrillen /or NBA Service People who live In clUes und follow scdenlaiy occupations are the ones most likely to complain of sleeping badly. Most insomnia Is caused by Inability to throw off worries and cares ol the day time. The person who starts thinking of the office within a few minutes of turning off the light at night Is likely to develop chronic sleeplessness. The longer this goes on the worse it gc(s. Many people who complain of insomnia sleep better than they think they do. They may be wakeful for short periods two or three times during the night, but really get all Uie sleep they need. Often they make things worse by worrying about not sleeping. This is unnecessary, as most people can get nearly as much rest for the bodily functions by lying Quietly and relaxing in hed as they would if they were actually asleep. With worry as the principa cause of insomnia, its managemen' Is apparent. Before going to bed some occupation which takes the person's attention a'way. from the usual worries is desirable. This may take the form of reading som book to one's self, or aloud, prefer ably one which is rather dull. Oth er people may relax better If the; do hand work of some kind. The choice of pre-bedtlme occu patton should be made Indivlduall on the basis of personal likes an complete removal from the menla activity which is the major sourc of worry. Sometimes warm mil Just before going to bed is relaxin Most people can help by tralnln themselves to relax their muscles . Drills Are Decelvlm Unfortunately a great number people who complain of sleepless ness try various drugs. This ten dency to use drugs as an ald_l getting to sleep Is unwise. sleep-producing drugs Th havft the plac. but mast of them ar» habit forming If taken over long periods and after a while they do not even produce the sleep which Is desired. Drugs are a poor substitute for healthy living. Most people living in cities have at one time or another suffered from a certain amount of difficulty in sleeping. The !act that this difficulty is not present constantly with most of us shows that ordinary insomnia is not dangerous. It causes a lot of annoyance and interferes with a feeling of well-being and efficiency but no one ever dies merely by missing a. few hours sleep. vember general elections in this predominantly Democratic state- will conclude one of the most bitterly waged battles In Florida's turbulent political history. Senator Claude Pepper of .Tal- hassce, a veteran of 14 years In upper chamber, and youthful ep. George A. Smathers of Miami re the principals. ' Bui basic political phtlosophclj' iore than personalities are the fac- rs which have stirred an iuipre-)ft | odented interest among Florida'^ 000,000 eligible voters and the rest the nation. Pepper, one of the state's mast ontrovcrsial political figures, has ampaigued a.s an advocate of more edcral financing, broader public crvices, Increased old age asslsl- nce and a national health pro•am. He repeatedly has linked imself with the late Franklin D. toosevelt and the "New Deal" and abels himself as one of President 'ru man's staunchcst "Fair Deal" upporters, ' Smathers, a Marine Corps com* >at veteran who Ls serving his sec* nd term as n Con^Ve.-isman. tidvo- atos less deficit spending and mora ree enterprise. • Truman Silent In two vUlts to the state during he campaign. President Truman ha.5 not Indicated his choice of the .wo candidates. The campaign has been a slug- est of charges, counter charges and words with no holds barred. In the course n{ the him*. Smathers has attempted to link his opponent with Communist - front organizations, climaxing his assertion.* with quotations from speeches lie said his opponent made before 24 pink-tinted organizations. Pepper. In turn, has branded th« 3«-year-o!d Congressman as beinj an "errand . boy" for the fabuloj|j| Dil Pont Interests and other wfi corporations and has consistently asserted Smathers talked Republicanism. Bmalhers has called pepper s puppet of the powerful labor organizations. told of the CIO and AFT/s $250.000 expenditure on Pepper's behalf, and said It was labor's n!m to turn over the state's 100.000 Negro vote in a bloc to Pepper. . Even brasher charges have filled the airwaves and the columm of daily newspapers. But to the voters who have been IN HOLLYWOOD Bjr Creklne Johnson NEA Staff Correxponijrnt The vital nature of manganese in the production of steel makes It necessary lhat a large strategic stockpile be obtained.—James Boyd, director or Bureau of Mines. Our race, onr people arc suffering today hardship without precedent in history.—Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. The economic situation Is marvelous It's wonderful to be in a country with women At Ihe head of H.—U. S. Minister to Luxembourg Perte Mesta. reporting on that country. » • « No one likes to be spattered with mud.—Prof. Owen Lattimore of Johns Koiiklns University. * » * I personally believe we are taking chances In the submarine field.. .Cm. DwiEht D. Eisenhower, HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — Behind the Screen: Alice Faye ts ready to be lured back to the screen. The days ot her ho-hmmiiing to the crook ot Darryl Zanuch's finger are over. She whispered her new attitude to me at the Tropics: "Now that the kids are growing up, I'd like to do pictures again. If the studio would put something like 'Alexander's Ragtime Band' together, say with the same cast. I'd be very Interested. But so far nothing has come tip and Betty (Gra- blc) has been getting all the good thiURS." Alice's swan song at 20th Century-Fox was a straight drama. "Fallen Ansel." with Linda Darnell and Dana Andrews. "That scared me away." Alice confessed. "What they did to me in the cutting room! I was the fallen angel, all right." Montsinmri-y Clitl ran have the flllc of Hollywood's No. 1 bachelor as far as Scoll Brady is concerned. Scott mistook me for Mr. Anthon) and confided: "I can't wait until I'm off the bachelor list." The beauty giving Scott about a rose-covered cotlage with garbage disposal unit is Dorolhj Malone. "As long as I'm numbe one anything In Dorothy's eyes I'm happv." Scott beamed. Wnn't Be Rushed Paul Douglas and Jan Sterling say they positively will not be mar ricd until December. . . . Isn' MC-M planning an Ezio Piun-Vi Damone lather-and-son opera sto ry? » » » Fox" Is building up Tommy Cook's role as the Filipino qucrrlUa to almost equal importance lo Ty Power '.i starring art in " Guerrilla in the Philippines." in order to quirt the upronr of Ihe Philippines government over the script? Brian Dontevy clipped one of those already-lied bow tfc.s to his collar and $aid his role in "The Macnificcnt Heel" Is the first offbeat character he's had since "The Great McGinty' nine years aco. "It's off-beat," Brian explained with R grin, "became I've cot a cirl," The icirl is XJI'j nf-w French pastry. Ann Vernon. Rrian was donnhip an alrr.nly- (Icrt hnw because he's never mastered the Irirk of lyinjr one. 1 su?- jrestrd he should remarry and let lite little woman lie 'cm. lomralic troubles? Kirk Douglas' sister, Marion, Is etllng a divorce in Tucson, Ariz. . . Greta Garbo and George Schleo, who go everywhere together, ice,cp telling their cronies not to be- leve the rcmanc buzzes. They Insist he's her business manager. Managing what? * • • Burl Lancaster is mulling over ft ;tory idea about a Tnmmany poll lira n who goes to England and gets ill mixed up with Parliament. It will be a venture of Burt's own Norma Prod, and will be shot In London. ... A new young director it MOM was n.sked what he would direct next. "The plum of the year, 1 no replied, "The main title on 'Quo Vadis.' We have a two-week shoot- ncr schedule and a six-figure budget," Magnified Tate Papa-in-law Conrad Hilton Lsn" poing to give Elizabeth Taylor one of his plush hotels for a wedding orcscnt, I listened to him tell Miller how reports keep getting- back to him that he's going to have the Waldorf wrapped in eel lophane and tied with pink ribbon- Tor Liz. "Oh Cnnrart, that's t\t\vne, screamed Ann. Ann .thinks Conrad's a -Jrean boat and that young Nick's-'erribl; handsome, but she hasn't any no lion of becoming Elizabeth's step mother-in-Jaw. She fold me: "I'i coins; out with all my rtSffcrcn beaux and I love them all." OeMille's bis discovery ot year asro. Judith Allen, is back in low for a movie career. Shn spent ei^ years in New York radio. . . . \Vi lard Parker draws a rich playbo role In "The Bedside Manner/' which Barbara Hale is a lady doc lor. "I'm the kind-of guy who cal her up and says, 'Conic on ove honey, my back hurts,'" WiUar tipped me, , * • • Larry IMrk.s and Belty Garro have postponed start of their inde pendent movie, "Stakeout," wnt Julv to *ive them time for Par Sec HOLLYWOOD on Page Section Two • JACOBY GN BRIDGE Rj Oswald .lacony Wrllicn for NEA Service No Trump Bid May arguing about a bridge hand." rites J.B.T., of Chicago, "so we're :Ing very polite to each other icse days, please tell us who's hi and who's wrong in this hand, hen maybe we can go back A4S VQ108 • 872 *K985 2 U a 1 • — South 1 V 3V Pass 4 K Q 9 5 VK5 • 1095* 41074 N Wt Dealer V AJ96J *KQJ + AQJ Both vuL 2 i ,- * A87« 2 V743 » A64 + 03 West North Eist Pass 1 4 Pass Pass 4 V Pass Pass T5 Yeor* Ago Today A daughter was born Monday afternoon to Mr- and Mrs. Coady Eaton 623 Park St. 'Hie baby, who weighed seven and half pounds, has not yet been named. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lucius are (he parents of a daughter, their first child, born Saturday night, at their home in the Ekron community. Miss Bcttye Brand, of Egypt, Miss., fs the guest of her daughter. Mrs. .!. R. Evans and family, on Ash St. Mrs. Wyatt Henley ts visiting her brother in Willow Springs, Mo. She motored up with Mrs. Raymond Forrester Tuesday and will return tomorrow. C. A. Cunningham has as his guest his brother, Bert Cunningham, of Arkadelphia, Ark., who will be here until Sunday. subjected to this unprecedented barrage of words and printed matter. these have been Jnst interesting' sidelights In a word-war which bolls down to a test in basic political philosophies. The .interest created during the campaign is expected to bring out 600.000 ot the state's 1,070,510 eligible voters. Of .-this total, 105.420 are Negroes compared with the 69,C qualified Negro voters in the ty's primary election two years ago? Few Will Predict Outcome Yet. with an unprecedented Interest few persons. If any, are will- Ing to predict the outcome. . Old time political observers say there never has been n. closer race- in Florida. \ Most ftgree the victory marein !• not likely to exceed 20,000 votes. From a national standpoint, lt-5 the first clear test of national gov- rnmenl policy. Nationally circulated columnists and " magazhu'j have devoted much space to the Florida Senatorial election. More than n dozen out-of-state political reporters have covered the final phases of the campaign. They point out that F'lorida Is made up of people from virtually tfvery state In the union and that no state represents a more diversified cross section of the country. Several have written: "As Florida's Senatorial election goes, so goes the nation." If so. the nation will find out where It Is going politically tonight. He i-brcd b.ick. "Are you k,d-' Lead to O Come ding?" Or don't you remember hisl "My wise and i wouldn't dream bickering good-naturedly. "As you can see, four hearts Is ;ot a very good contract. West ipcned a spade, and East took the ace. A club return forced me to inesse, and West won. West re- ,ry a finesse in trumps in the urned a club, and nou- l had to ittempt to make the contract. "Tht finesse lost, of course. This enabled West to lead another club, which Bast ruffed. Down two tricks, since I had to lose a diamond eventually. "Friend ,vife said I shouldn't bid so much. I said she ought to pass three hearts, which I would lave made, who is right?" I'm happy to say that both were wrong. The husband was right to lot. but he shouldn't have bid three hearts. When 'he did bid three hearts, his wife was right to bid four hearts. The best rebld with the South hand is not three hearts but two no trump. Such a bid says: "I have a strong hand which will probably be enough for game if you have about one and a half honor tricks. (I may get by with even less, if you have scattered picture, cards In three or four suits.) I have strength in the unbld suits and have neither a very long nor very short suit." North would naturally raise to three trump, and that contract would be made without any trouble. This would not be merely a matter of luck, since thtcc no trump would be a very logical contract. The Important point Is that you don't have to rebid a suit merely because it Is long enough and strong enough to be reblddable. If you bid your suit lirst and no trump later on, your partner can make a choice. If yor never bid anything but your suit, vour partner has no way of knovvlns that no trump is i logical possibility. On Broadway Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted star of radio and Broadway 12 Ceremonies H Transferee 15 Bit 16 Crimean battle sile, 1855 18 Practice 19 Biochemical enzyme 20 Phrygian lunar god 21 Mountains (ab.) 22 Railway (ab.) 24 Anatolian goddess 25 Nautical term 2 Affected manners 3 Enunciated 4 Suffix 5 Qualified to vote 6 Phratry 7 Female kangaroo 8 French island 9 Carnal 10 Experiment 11 Borderj 13 Symbol for strontium $7 Unit ol quantity of electricity 23 Affirmative reply 24 Pronoun husband 21 Eagerness tor 25Gudrun'_» action ' v 30 Bushy clumps 31 From 32Light (ab.) 33 Bonds 35 Devotees 38 Hostelries 39 Artificial language 40 Psalm (ab.) 41 Over 43 Least bit (coll.) 46 Shade tree 40 Babylonian deily 50 Steps 52 Asiatic deor 53 Surfeited 55 He Is a distinguished 57 Braids 58 Italian community VERTICAL 1 Malaysian'. 26 Great deal (coll.) 28 British crown colony 2 9 Headland 33 Upset 34 Intercalates 36 Company of performers 37 Therefore 41 Caustic 42 Great expert (slang) 43 Reprove 4* Flyers 45 Measurs 47 Plunder 48 Simple 60 Foot of thai fine (iaw) 51 Symbol for) samarium , 54 Lone Scout i (ab.) 56 Symbol for' cerium

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