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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 15, 1949
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FACE FOUK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TSB COURIER NEWS CO. ' H. W. HAIKES, Pub!i*h« JAUE8 L VZRHQJOT. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Man. tTT •ol* National Advertising Representative*: WalUc* Witmer Co, New York. Chicago, Detroit; •nt*nd a* Mcood class matter »t th« port- offlc* at Blvtheville, Arkansas, under act ot Con- freu, October 9, 1917. Member ot Tiu Auoclated Proa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By currier In the city oi BIythevlUe or an; •uburb»n town where carrier service U maintained, Me per week, 01 85o pel month By mall, within a radius oi 60 miles (4.00 pez year, 12.00 lor six months, 11.00 for three months: bj mall outside 50 mile sane tlO.00 per yeai payable In advance. Meditations And the house, when it was In building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: to that there was neither hammer nor . »x nor any tool of Iron heard In (h house, while It wu in building—I Kings 6.7. ' • • • No hammers fell, no ponderous axes rung, Like some tall palm the mystic fabric sprung. Majestic silence. —Bishop He her. Barbs A Tacoma thief stole a brace for a broken neck from a parked auto. We can guess what •omeone would like to do to his neck. » « » Some old-fashioned parents still think child psjcholofy should begin al the bottom. * * » A beauty expert says women lose their figures only because they are lazy. Try telling this to a plumplsh mother who is raising nine children. * * * •When you have thai old hat blocked II meana filed up to look better on the block. *' ..» » -The world may be round but almost anywhere on it you can find a triangle. National Conference Urged oh Civil Rights • Democratic leaders in Congress have abandoned plans to push President Truman's civil lights-program this year. They promise to do something about it starting next January. There js no great surprise in this decision. .Already in the tenth month of it» current session, Congress is weary and in no mood to undertake what surely would be a bitter, long-drawn-out con• troversy. It seems fair to suggest that if the program gets nowhere in 1950, then administration forces should seek a new approach. For thus far the civil rights bills have been among the hardiest non- blooming perennials ever nurtured in Congress. Year after year they are presented, but nothing definite happens. The House several times lias passed one or .another of the civil rights measures. The Senate, however, has on no occasion followed suit. - Senate rules permitting opponents of legislation to filibuster have of course been the stumbling block in that chamber. Southern lawmakers invariably talk civil rights bills to death. After a time-consuming debate early this year, the Senate modified its rules governing filibusters. It now requires a two-thirds majority vote to "invoke cloture"—shut off endless talk. The general view therefore is that the obstacles to Senate action are greater rather than smaller. If this is so, there appears little ground for any confidence in Administration quarters that 1950 will tell a different civil rights story from previous years. Al] signs po i nt to a complete Senate stalemate so long as those issues are at stake. In that likely event, why should the Senate continue butting its head against a solid wall? To be sure, history is full of instances where the dogged perseverance of men devoted to some legislative cause has brought triumph after innumerable failures. But it is questionable whether such persistence would ever pay off in a Senate where a tightly knit southern minority Vesents a virtually immovable barrier. What alternative to this legislative program might be considered? That problem would need careful exploring. One idea that might be productive of new specific proposals for wiping out racial discrimination i s a national conference of distinguished leaders from all regions and all walks of life. The South, target of most criticism, would be well represented at such an assembly. It is entirely possible that out of tlist meeting would emerge a program that, through emphasis upon measures of r«srion«l gelf-help rather than national control, would recommend itself to the nation as a whole and the South in particular. Certainly some effort of this sort would hold out more hope than the futile performances we have been witnessing in Congress. End of the Trail The federal courts have decreed that Preston Tucker must return his -huge Chicago automobile plant to the War Assets ' Administration, whence it.: came. That move apparently shatters Tucker's dream of revolutionizing the motor car field with a radically new product. Since Tucker first acquired the big plant he has built less than 50 cars, none of them on a true assembly-line basis., Indeed, his output was so slim that he couldn't ship cars to all his dealers so they could show their customers what they were short of. Views of Others Hopeful Signs The steel shutdown is In its second week. Thc coal strike is In its fourth week. The Missouri Pacific stoppage Is in its tifth week. Such Is the time status of the ttiree most Important labor-management controversies now current In the country. H is a record which Is distressing not only to the parlies to the disputes, but to the public. The prospects for adjustments, however, ap- .pear better than they have at any time since each deadlock set In. The hopeful sign In the steel and the coal situations is the announcement by Cyrus Clung, director of the United states Conciliation Sen-ice, that his valuable agency will meet this weet with both sides to the disputes. This Is still A hopeful sign in steel notwithstanding the fact that CIO President Philip Murray has now served notice that the steel strtt- ers will stay'out until they have won their goal of company-paid pensions. The United States Conciliation Sen-ice run been up against tough labor problems before and over the year it has compiled a record of which It may be proud. It TIES not brought about settlement every time as soon as the public interest required, yet it has invariably contributed to settlement. Its conciliators can stay In the conlerences as long as either side. They are patient and willing arid understanding. Their mission Is to reduce the differences and to emphasize common interests. Long experience equips them for the steel and coal disputes. One of the factors which toe steel conferees and their conciliators undoubtedly will Velgn is the report of the National Industrial Conference Board that 58 per cent of 255 recently-adopted pension plans are on a Joint contributory basis. They will note also in ail probability that In "self- administered trusted plans." a majority of 52 per cent are on a non-contributory oasij. -Still other factors to 'faefjconsidered include the practice of steel company executives In setting up pension plans for themselves, many ol which are on a non-contributory basis. Another factor Is the acceptance by the steel union of the report of the President's fact-finding board against a wage increase. Thus, if the union leaders joined In a contributory pension plan, the workers' take- home pay would be less than It Is now. The hopeful sign in the Missouri Pacific deadlock is thc adjustment of some 70 of Uie 282 disputed wage and work claims. This leaves many still to settle, but at least headway is being mide. Moreover, agreement on these may well point to agreement on many others. Often the dllterences In these claims are differences of degree so that settlement of one opens the way to settlement of another. Another good sign Is the designation of two railroad men, Paul Neff and Theodore Short, to be negotiators for the railroad's side of the table. The trustee of the line, under FTecteral Court appointment, Guy A. Thompson, Is a lawyer Though he doubtless has learned much about railroading as trustee, it It a lot to expect the Brotherhoods to negotiate with a non-railroad man as they would with men who have grown up with railroading, as have Mr. Nelf and Mr. Short. The steel, coal and railroad controversies are not settled but they are looking better. For the ucsl Interests of all concerned—and this includes the public—may thc negotiators and conciliators be successful and soon I —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY The calmer the American people take this, the belter.—Joint chief of Staff Omar Bradley, on Russian atom bomb. * * * To lne extent that we cannot solve them today, ive must endure them.—Secretary of State Dean Achcson, on problems faced by United Nations. * * * It Is an Important milestone In welfare and security In (he industry (that will) not only serve for stability o f the auto workers but should point the way in lhe steel Industry.—Walter Rcuther, UAW president, en union's agreement with Ford Motor Co. Man has now flown and lived at speeds hundreds of miles faster than the speed ol sound, lhe latter being 760 miles an hour at sea level. —Air Eccrclary W. Stuart Symington. * * • When-civil liberties are protected ai the expense of democratic life there ceases to be civil I liberty.—President syngman Rhee ot South Korea. Washington News Notebook SATURDAY/OCTOBER 15, 1949 Airmen's Desire to 'Buzz' Greatest On Day They Receive Solo Licenses In its efforts to crack down on the dangerous sport for airmen "buzzing" towns and farms, Civil Aeronautics Administration has discovered an understandable reason for the urge to do it. Close to SO per cent of the offenders yield to the "buzzing" temptation on the day they solo or on the days they get advanced licenses. CAA can levy fines on offenders up to Sl.OOD and suspend or revoke their permits to fly. Actually, service pilots are the worst offenders, r And there is no psychological explanation for this fact- Punishment for them is far stricter than CAA can give. Walchin; the Watchdog Whether or not to spend money to keep the congressional EC-\ watchdog committee going was the item which held up passage of the whole EGA appropriations measure. The final agreement was a compromise. Funds for the committee to keep going were cut approximately In half of what they had been to sno.000 for the next nine months It means cutting the staff in half Actually, EGA Administrator Hoffman is kept so well posted on what the committee docs—and Is even consulted before Its programs are started—that the original Idea of the committee Is almost lost. Looking for Sturdy Passengers U. S. citizens may get a look at some of the highly publicized jet transport planes soon. It Is reported in London that the British manufacturers are going to fly several over here In an attempt to make sales to some U. S. airlines. Jet transports are not ready for commercial use yet, however. This Is indicated by the following report made by a test pilot for the Gloster Aircrafl Company: "Wind speeds "of 175 miles per hour at great altitudes are not unknown and they are often strong enough to offset the increases in range and endurance gained by operating jet engines at their best heights. 'Forecasts of wind speeds and directions at 30,000 feet and above are frequently inaccurate and may seriously affect navigation. With Increasing speeds, severity of bumps increases tremendously, it is doubtful whether passengers can be subjected to the buffeting they will certainly receive even if the aircraft can take it safely. Cabin pressurization must be loo per cent foolproof." Apples for the Kills U. S. Department of Agriculture Is reversing the old American educational institution of kids giving the teacher an apple, it is plannin" to buy up thousands of bushels of surplus apples this fall at all the big markets and give them to U-'S. schools a s part of the school lunch program. The 1949 apple crop Is nearly 129.5 million bushel? compared with the 88 million bushel crop of 1048 and the 1938-47 averase of 111 million bushels. On the Horns or a Dilemma An important French official makes the following explanation as to why economic recovery has bee so slow In his country: "France could achieve a magnif- icant recovery without the Marshal Plan If somehow the threat of svar more specifically, occupation, coulc be obliterated from the French mind. If Frenchmen could be assured that there will not be another war for 25 years, the amount of gild that would come out of hiding and go mto circulation and investment would dwarf the annual billion dollars received from America. Since there is no force on earth which can give that guaranty or assurance, the goU will remain in hiding. As a Frenchman I dislike making this explanation of the horari- cd gold of French citizens. It represents their last concrete hedge against occupation by an enemy power. That gold will not emerge Top Secret Embarrassment Atomic Eenergy commission security officials are upset about the confusion which resnltcd over the classifJcntfon of a confidential document, circulated among top government officials. It was the background explanation for President Truman's announcement that the Russians pad the A-bomb. In the Pentagon the document was labeled "top secret." which is as secret as a document can get. Only a few persons cau touch it pr see it with that stamped on it. At the State Department, however, the same paper was labeled "restricted," which means that practically any clerk can look at it and read it. IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD -(NBA)- Exclusively Yours: Ray Milland, who gets S6000 a week at Paramount, would like to be a 5250 a week movie director. He offered his directorial services to Columbia for one picture at that price. Columbia drew up the contract while he was starring there In • Woman of Distinction." But when Ray asked Paramount's permission, he was turned down. Now his agents and Paramount arc talking about a trade— he'll extend his contract for an extra film If they'll loan him to Columbia as a director. Explains Ray: "Just looking forward to the day when I have three chins." Bctlc r>;,vi, pu i an ,. nri (0 Ihosc divorce rumors by remodeling the den in her bnnic Into an art studio for licr painter husband, mil Slirrry The Greta Onrho-W.illcr Wsmgcr movie In Halj- hns been postponed until February because of financial trouble. * • • In her litest picture, "Under Capricorn," Ingrld Bergman docs a 560-word soliloquy about love The film was made before she went to Stromboli. Now she probably could add another 560 word* NAUGHT!' r.IRl, Those RKO billboards for "I Married a Communist" arc surprising the public as well as Larolnc Day, who plays the title role. They read: "Nrmelcw, shameless woman —trained in the art as old as time." Only they refer to Janis Carter, thc heavy of the picture, and not La- ralne. Director Bruce Hmnbcrstone says Betty Grablc is the quickest study 111 the film business and has memorized as many as nine pages of script In a few minutes. La arable also has a nice pair of brains. By Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent Hayworth will return to Hollywood for one or more movies after she becomes a mama. Tlie theory is that part of Aly's fascination for her Is that she's a movie star—and she'll go on being a star. She owes the studio nine films, under her contract. Harry Cohn, I hear, dh- cuwed three story ideas with her in Prance this summer. She told nlm she wants glamor roles like "Gilda" and no more heavy drama. AM, STEAMED VP Lindn Darnell will be called us an innocent witness In a big alienation ol affections suit set for trial in Albuquerque, N.M., Oct. n. The Hollywood Screen Publicists Guild is burning over actions of thc Screen Publicists Guild In New York. There's no connection be tween thc two. . . . M-G-M Is try Ing to buy "Look, Ma. I'm Dancing" for an Ann Miller starrer. Ginger Rogers' ex, Jack Br[ Res who now says he made a mistake by giving up his film career, U set for three roles nt RICO. You'll see him first with Bob Mitchum and; Ava Gardner In "Carriage En trance." learn fs to make good cards work for him and not wreck him. In today's hand most of the North and South pairs in a tournament arrived at a slam contract Lesson Hand on Bidding N-S vul. Soulh West North East 1J ' * Z» Pass 3+ Pass 4V p ass Pass 5* Double 6 N. T. Opening—4 3 Pass Pass McKENNEY ON BRIDGE 'i.v William B. McKcimcr America's Curd Authority Written for NEA Service Unfortunate Double Insured This Slam «n VC •," hCar p!R> " s £ay ' "' "ever can win at bridge. I never hold any cards." Whenever I hear that rcnmk It brings back to memory a famous comment of the laic Cdumbia „ convinced that HitJ,^; 8 ^^"^"^^ Some pairs played lhe hand nt six diamonds. One pair played it at six clubs for some unknown reason. Both six diamonds ami six clubs made. At one table -South got to six hearts, which West promptly doubled. That was where he made his big mist-he. He knew he could defeat six hearts, because he had a heart trick and the ace of diamonds. He had bid spades, but he did not have the lop of the spade suit. With thc strong bidding on thc part of Norlh and South, he conlrl expect to find lhe top spade's in the opponents' hands. Why not be content when you can beat a slam contract in your own hand, and pass It? In this particular case, when West doubled six hearts, North went to six no trump. It Is true lhat if East had led a heart, the six no trump contract would have been defeated. But East elected to lead his palmer's suit. Declarer won his pnitner's suit. Declarer won diamonds, and claimed twelve tricks for hlj contract. Nationalist Re\ But Can Comm By DeWIit MacKenzle AP Foreign Affairs Analyst tm^H ' ortun 'f of »><> Chinese Nationalists continue to ebb The great southern seaport of Canton— until recently emerKcncv capital of the harrassed Natlonalt/t by V 8c3'cMan' ''"'• abantlo » ed In face of the on-sweeping 6 Red "mtU iiJtiy macnliic from tlie North Thc gates of this metropolis of a' million inhabitants are open to "lie _ Communist government al PeiphuT Tlie Nationalists once more have moved their government to the ancient city of Chungking, which perches on the towering crags beside the Upper Yangtze like an eagle on its aerie. This is in a manner of speaking, th e i^ L out . The DOCTOR SAYS B- Eilwln P. Jordan, M n U'Htfen for NF.A Service' When a child is born with a twlst- , d f?",' " le ?°»dition Is called "club 'he ciiBe 6 o^ are SeVC ™ 1 ' eas as to ^f,°^°^y 0 ^^ the c'ub root is the result of pressure and abnormal position of the foot n- siae thc womb of the mother Another Is that It is caused by a failure ,«JiT , Pl pvobilbl y before birth, possbly because of something In-! hented directly from the parents All parts of the foot are affected in a club foot. The deformed foot U usually smaller than the norma foot. The heel Is- especially Mkelv to be smaller and underdeveloped Frequently, the foot Is so twisted that all of the weight Is carried either on the ball of the foot or even on what would normally be the top of the foot. The tendons and bones of the foot are consequently out of line. Condition Gets Worse If a club foot remains untreated the condition tends to become worse, largely because of the increased pressure from abnormal weight bearing. In the simpler var eties of club foot, however, the foot can usually be restored to normal or near normal by proper treatment. To get. the best results, treatment should be begun early and continued for a long time, as there is danger of return or recurrence.. The earlier treatment Is begun, the better the chances of obtaining good results. If thc condition is severe and has not been almost completely cured, the youngster will become more and more conscious of the difficulty with increasing years. Under -such circumstances, parents, brothers and sisters, and Irlends-^ec to use tact and understanding so "that the chfld does not become 'too much disturbed about his or her problem. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. QUESTION: If a child two years old has tuberculos s in the glands of his neck will he outgrow it? ANSWER: Tuberculosis of thc glands of the neck used to be much more common than it is now. If the diagnosis Is* made early and proper treatment started, the majority succeed in overcoming this condition. . 75 Years Ago In Blvtheville — Mr. and Mrs. Paul Greenwell have returned from a week spent in Louisville, Ky., visiting Mr. Greenwell's brothers. Sam Orge!. of Caruthersville and formerly of this city, spent yesterday here. Jack Applebaum is attending to business In Memphis today Mrs. Harry Hamby was called to Springfield, III., by the illness of her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Burns who will undergo an operation for appendicitis today. Diving Bird HORIZONTAL 2 Astronomy 1 Depicted ™>se feathered 3 Anger crcalure * Kl "Es (ab.) 7 H is a 5 Always bird s Network 13 Come 7 Consider 14 Reviser 8 Unoccupied 15 No (Scot.) 9 Verb 16 Girl's name intransitive 18 Greek letter (ab.) 2 19 Preposition 10 follower : 20 Made creamy 1 1 Observe ! 22 Heredity unit 12 Rales ; 23 Place • 17 Laughter r 25 Contest of SOU ™1 c speed ' 20 Fastener 27 Injure 21 Traps <! war 1 d i 4 30 Depart 31 Atop g w, 32 Chaos % 33 Entranced |<) m. JQ 35 Domestic slave ^ 30 Rip 40 Indian tf 41 Shapes again Z3 (symbol) •>' 50 Bristles n 51 Pronoun ^ mistakes 10 W, HI 54 Take from •/% 55 Be sorry tot 45 19 '•% 57 f>(s aw-ay '"' VERTICAL 1 Pertaining to $(. 'erses Continue, unists Rule Chin pq-t of thc retreating regime Nallon-iHsts I'ave Backs to Wall Chungking is the capital which the Nationalists occupied In the 1 dark days of the world war, A few miles further west is the mist shrouded hump wh eh caps the towering mountain barrier between China and Burma— the hump O r evil memories for American ' and British airmen . . How much longer can the Nationalists hold cut In face of such misfortune? Over n Bucharest, Romania, the Comlnfortn Journal called c evelcpmenfs In China the "greatest defeat for world reaction and imperialism". This Journal which Is the mouthpiece of the political organization which links all Communist countries, predicts that the Red victory in China will promote revolutions in India, Buri(V, Indonesia and other Asiatic covu\ tries. Well, Communist v ctbry in China ceria nly would have momentous effects not only n Asia but around thc globe.- But let's not be hasty in reach ng a conclusion. What will constitute victory in China? Reds Must Really Govern Victory means not only the smashing of the enemy military s rength but the establishment of a government which really can govern. That means a government which has the cooperation of China's five hundred million people, for you can't ha idle that many folk w thout their cooperation. On that basis tlie Communists have a weary way to marc i before they even get a glimpse of success. What (hey see now is a mirage— fascinating but intangible. Seymour Topping. AP correspondent now in Hong Kong, and wise In the way of the Orient, sums the thing up thus: "To make China a communist state on thc Russian pattern will require an effort that will make the accomplishments of the Soviet revoution look 'like small potatoes. Tlie Chinese communists have .undertaken a radical program for China. It their current theory splinters against China's prctical problems, their regime will go down, many Western observers predict." This conclusion Isn't reached by . devious or complicated reasonfi**^ Topping says that possibly 80 pW cent of the people In cities like Shanghai and Nanking are opposed to the .Communists, mainly for economic reasons, widespread, peasant discontent reflects a similar trend in many rural districts. Quick Changes Unpopular Tlie reason? It is that any government In China which attempts to make quick changes In the country's economic structure will be uu- • popular. That is so because it will be necessary to tax heavily a people already existing on low standard of living! This must be done' to finance industrialization and public works', and maintain a huge army and bureaucracy. _ H .. ',,.,;.„., In short, establishment of a successful Communist regime involves taxing a public which cannot stand for it. Topping says "the communist honeymoon with the peasantry is over. The farmer is being asked to hand over more than he can sea coming in, and increasing opposition can be expected." Of course the problem in China Ls a special one because of the magnitude of the and space and population, nd the backwrdne.w of development. Any government, no matter what its political complex ion, must face a long hard grind^fi reach even a modicum of success.' And if Western observers are right, China isn't adapted to Soviet totalitarianism at this juncture. Tlie usual cast-iron water plpei seem to resist corrosive action with cold water flowing through them ibout as well as the more, expen- s ve commercial pipes now available, the Nationa Bureau of Standards concludes from a 10-year experiment. A banister is not the handrail which fences off the stairs, hut one of the vertical bars which runs from the balustrade to the steps. Answer to Previous Puzzle C A R R Ci l_ 1 Px = ^ A 3 - E Js A M O T V . N SfE T T A 1 '-" 3 " OIE S = 3 = N J. 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