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f AGE FOUE BLYTHEVILLE (AUK:) COUK1KK NKWS TUKSDAV, iMAKCH 10, HMG BLTTHKVILLB COUBIKB NEWS OOCBDB MZWBOO •WttBMr OB, New Tort. OUeugo. D»- • PaMMtod ETCTT ArKroooo fceept Bundny iSttircrl «i Mfirmd rl«n miHrr it V" r~*~ office at KytherUte, AitatnMU. under «* ol Oon. October «, U17. . Berrad by Uw Uulted Fre» , .SCBSdUFTION RATBB cirrter to tb» dtj of Bythwuto or town wb*n etrrtor «rrk» ii e per week, or Wo per month. aMlL within » nuUtu of 40 mile* M-OO per -far dz mantbc, «1.00 for tbne month*; de 50. mil* wont. 110.00 per rev In •tfranc*. and Chance 2"TK<r"worig "of economics seems to ave taken a sudden interest in a ok called "Theory of Games and conomic Behavior," which was written t\yb:'Princeton professors named *n JJeuniann and Morgenstern and fltiblished 18. months, ago. x^The'r.iierQyecl reaction may be due ! tjl the fact that the world of economics IJRS *. just finished reading the book •ffhich, according to reviews, is 625 p*g*»^4«H(¥i' crammed with formulas, and very deep dish generally. But it mightf)ftST}-bei that the sudden interest reflex's- general suspicion that the blueprints-of./iong-range economic planning •'•can't always steer immediate events iin a chosen direction. Brave and learned souls who have read """fheory of- Games and Economic Behavipr"'rep6rt the authors have ap- pHed to business strategy some mathematical theories that they developed through 15 years of research on the "probability of beating various games of ehaij.ce and/Or skill. To be sure, Drs. Van Neumann and Morgenstern—Both eminent:, mathema- ticiansihav'c been to great pains to figure the odds r on your chance of rolling snake Veyes -or- '.converting two pairs into a'ftilt hoiige." But, like so many smast;VK<|mtlera:: ; "and unlike so rminy smaJJ e^bnpmists, they haven't tried to i^eal'tl^tf-.capricious law of 'chance. FrcifPxyhsrtr/little we know of the professors' ^theory,- ye suspect that its genefal U^icfatipn;; .rnightj have a healthy etecj^ori'jjusiness. We further suspect thafr it-'might even'be helpful in pknning a nation's, economic pro- Brant.. •__ --|- : '. •- • Long--range planning is a loose term that covers "'a" multitude of sins and techniques, in private or Rovernment economics. Such planning includes a goal, of course, -and usually a sch'eme for achieving it. But sometimes we find an economic -plan whose creators believe that because they have faith in their goal; and pride in their honorable intentions, their methods are' accordingly,, as unquestionable and unshakeable as their ; objective. But it has been demonstrated that the most honest, . sincere long-range methods cannot, by these qualities alone, dissolve any unforeseen and unforeseeable obstacles before they come into view. Deficit spending didn't achieve the laudable {,'ofil of prosperity. Hold-the-linc price control didn't produce full postwar production. An so on. But the champions of deficit spending and hold-thc-line price control, be- cnusn they had their eye on an inflexible objective, clung to an inflexible method long after there was abundant evidence that some change or modification was needed. Perhaps it might bo well if our leaders of government, business and labor would realize more consciously that the smart long-range planner's aim is to wind tip the winner at the end of tho game, lie doesn't ox pact to fill ever;) inside straight or take every pot. 'Open Up! I Need a Refill! 'M * IN HOLLYWOOD. More Words on Unification Hep. Carl Vinson, chairman of the House Naval Affairs Committee and one of the Navy's best friends in Congress, has an article in'the magazine Ships which attacks the proposed and President-supported unification of the armed forces along accustomed Navy lines. 'Weaken" and "subordinate" arc the rather plaintive substitutes for the verb "unify" which he most frequently employs. The purpose of unification of command, as wo see it, is to equalize and co-ordinate rather than to subordinate any one branch of the service. It is difficult to sec why or how any branch would bo weakened, in the long run, by a closer liaison with the others in the of national defense. And it is significant that there have been few, if any, complaints of "subordination" from the Army or the Air. Forces, though apparently the system would work the same for all. The war offered a thorough test of unified action. Arid also, in President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill, it provided an example of civilian control over all armed forces free of detriment or discrimination. So there is little point in the talk, of examining the system further. But Mr. Vinson does have a well- taken point in his .suggestion that business; labor and ; farm leaders; diplomats, medical men and other group representatives express their opinion on the .subject. So far it has been largely the services' show. But the proposal is the whole country's concern, and the country should be heard from. BY KRSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Mar. 19. <NEA> — Gene Autry, we can report today, lives In thc same house with his horses an<] gives them bubble baths twice a week. o pasture," Gene said. "I figured ic had worked hard and was due 'or some fun for a change." Gene -was headed for another rodeo somewhere, and lie was towing his 48 cowboy suits and 40 ten-gallon hats into big trunks Such a house you never did see. emblazoned "Gene Gene calls it a weekend "shack, $100,000, its 190-ncic doesn't own i has about 60 front yard Included, and looks like something an M-G-M art director colorful cowboy outfits. But let's get back to Gene's fan- No architect could have figured tastic $100,000 weekend home. The It out, that's certain. In fact, when place is up in the hills, 25 minutes' Gene outlined the Idea to nn nr- the amazed fellow built it. actually, as a eyebrows and said, firmly: treat while living in swank Toluca can't be done." Lake, with Ding Crosby and Frank. Hut Autry, and $100.000, did it Sinatra as neighbors. But i From the front it looks like a his Toluca Lake ho me burned down. typical two-story ranch house, with and Gene and his nice verandas and graceful white roughing it in the "sh columns. But from the living room windows, instead of looking into the back yard, you look into a cir- He took us on a Cook's tour of the place, even to his bedroom. The cus-type indoor arena, which is part bed was another one of hi arena, -where Gen wagon wheel, and the footboard an ses, is a continuation of the house's ox yo]k. It was quite a "shack." roof-. HOMK WITHIN A HANGAR As Hollywood's favorite wit For lack of a better description kids, Gene is also probably Holly- we'll say that it looks as if the best, good-will ambassador. house has been built half inside He doesn't smoke or drink on the a big airplnne hangar. can't kiss the heroine You open another door, off the or he'd be branded a "sissy" by the " living room, and that's the stable kids. He never kills blood. He never hits place is cleaner than your kitchen and it smells sweeter, lite horse. Hollywood pays Gene, get bubble baths in a special show- Tioga. Texas, cattle buyer, er twice a week. n fortune every year. So does ra- Champ, Jr., lives in one of the (lie horse Gene He can afford a $100,000 week- ride when he returns to the cam- three years 1 flying for Transport Command. The United Slates Marine Corps staged its first landing on foreign original Champ soil on March 3, 1776. Polish Envoy { HORIZONTAL \ J,6 Pictured t WASHINGTON COLUMN $4 For Lunch BY I'ETER KDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Mnr. 19. (NEA> —Dear Boss: . Just so you won't pet any' wrong SO THEY SAY - Although there is no genurenl shortage of labor now in most localities, there surely will be one when lull housing production is reached unless steps are immediately token lo build up a reservoir of trained manpower for thc construction industry.—Housing ENpcdlter Wllaon \V. Wyatt. by Hazel Heidergott Gn-yiiislil MuiT.ic-Sinilli.Qi. |, v MCA SKHVICl!. IXC. TUB STORY: WH» Ann »*- lorn* from Hollywood. f»!l» lit- vllci krr lo k«.r dinner irilk feim Iv the ntvr kov»«. He pra- vamm marriage. A»> contour* *h«. dorftn't lovt him, UT» It wouldn't he fair' (o kin. CfellK lellfi htr lint he 1> old cnonKh nicd cxpcrlrncrd enottKh 1r» know >rhae would IK fair <o him—»d tt»t. whether >he lore, him or n«t. h« want* to mkrrr h»r. Aim hcailHteK only a momcat logger. Ilien—"Colin," »1ie Bar* HOfdT, "I think 111 be » Terr cood. Wife <o 1 '"THE doorbell wakened Ann, and she sat up sleepily, sniffing a delicious aroma of. coffee that came in from the dining room. Connfc passed her, on her way to open the front door, with a casual "Hi!" Alan followed Connie back into the room, and Connie came over to sit beside Ann and hug her 'tempestuously. "Oh, it's swell having you back, Ann. >Vc've missed you a lot" "How are you, baby?" Alan said. "It's good to see you." "How come you're here?" Ann demanded. "Not that it isn't nice to have you—" "Longshoremen's strike, and we happened to be in port when i' started," Alan explained. "Connie!" wailed a small voice from the dining room. "Where's Ann?" Ann's mouth fell open in astonishment. "That isn't Betsey!" she said. "I can't have been away that long—that Betsey i, pronouncing her consonants!" Sh< swung her feet out, and felt fo her slippers. Then, slipping into her robe,-she hurried out to hug her niece. "Hullo, Ann," Betsey saic beaming. "Bring me somep'n? "You filthy little gold-digger, ^ Connie, said reproachfully. "Nice way we bring up our children- cupboard love, or something." "Di4 you, Ann?" Betsey ptr ;"Sur* I did, Umb. Mind If W«jh_my face and_bn»U my teeth nd have some breakfast first?" Betsey considered "Aw- ighl." she conceded magnani- lously. Then she wrinkled up er lace in n smile that affected yes, nose and mouth equally, and aid affectionately, "Nice Ann." "Better wait till you see your resent before you commit your- clf so recklessly," Ann advised. She made up her face and cx- racted the family presents from er suitcase before she came out o thc breakfast table. And over er orange juice she imparted .er news, quite casually. "I'm oing to marry Colin, folks. Next veSk, I think.'' • THEY planned on a very small wedding, in thc church at 'ort Drake. Ann insisted on tho mallness. She declared fervently hat big weddings were indecent and barbaric. It wasn't anyone's msiness but the people involved }h, she'd yield a point and have 'he family present—she supposed :hat she'd have to—but not anyone else. Then she yielded ail- other point and asked Mrs Christmas. It was the night before the wedding, and Connie and Dave., had discreetly retired, leaving Ann in possession ol the livini room and Colin. Ann had bcci packing, and was wearing a blu sweater and slacks. She dropped down on the floor at Colin's feel as he sat on the davenport ii front of the fireplace, and leanec her head back against his knee "Give rnc a eigarct, Colin?" sly asked lazily. He lit one for her, then droppc his hand to her shoulder. "Happy Ann?" he asked. She put her hand over hi "Perfectly," she murmured. There was a little silence an then Colin asked, "Have you sec JockV Ann stirfened, and sat u straight, away from him. "No she said coldly. " thl.nK you should? ican—well, it's silly of me, I ippose, but don't you think you '.ve yourself that?" Ann got lo her feet, in one little lovcmcnt. She ..walked over to ic fireplace, and leaned against 10 mantel. "Colin, aren't you eing unnecessarily chivalrous?" * * ' • -I K seemed a little pale, but his voice was steady as he an- wercd, "I don't quite know what on mean, Ann." 'Oli, Connie's been after me to ce Jock—she says I should, to onvincc myself that he doesn't lean anything to me any more, "onnie's so good—she can't quite ' elieve that I'd do anything mean r dishonorable. Is it necessary hat I tell her that I don't want o see him iocause I'm afraid— iccause he does mean something 0 me—something no one else can :ver mean, so long as I live? I old you I'd never let you down, md I won't, but— Oh, Colin, don't you see? When I become Vim Drake, that part oC my life hat was Ann Tucker's is being nil behind me. Jock belonged in :hat life—he was an important— in essential—part of that life. But iic won't be anything in the life of Ann Drake. She won't even know that he exists. She won't ever see him, or think of him—" Colin looked troubled. "Ann, you can't do that with life— neatly divide it o(T into watertight compartments. Something out of one compartment is always spilling over into thc next one, no matter what you intend." Tears came into Ann's eyes at the gentle, affectionate words. "Colin, I can't bear it when I hurt you. You're so good—so much better than I deserve. Am 1 being mean and dishonorable lo marry you?" He came up to her and took her in his arms. "My darling—you couldn't be mean or dishonorable if you tried. You're frank and honest and trustworthy, and I'm more proud than I can say that you're willing to marry me." Ann's eyes were still a little wet as she looked into his. "Colin," she said softly. "Uni?" "We're going to be very happy." (To Be CimMnutJ) : -'^JL Idcn that your Washington correspondent is down here wasting thii firm's money and frittering nway his time, it is only Iiilr lo give you n little advance warning about one Item you'll find on the next expense account. Namely, "Lunch with Winston Churchill :S4." You see, Boss, it was like this: "\ It wasn't Unit just the two of u| sat dowh oVer a bowl or- crackers mid milk nt a bennory near the British embiissy. Churchill doesn't eat crackers and niilk. Ami there wer c 498 other people there, besides. No, your correspondent didn't pick up the check for all 500, cither, t wfts strictly Dutch treat. That H, tveryone paid for his own lunch :xccpt about GO British., embassy icople anil thc ministers from Can- Ida, New Zealand, and South Af- icu. We their lunch, mil what could be fnlrcr, considcr- ng whnt a food shortage there is England? You know how it was when you wore down hero the last time, too 3oss. You'll remember you said you wanted your Washington correspondent to move around in (he Dcst circles mill meet people. You know, make valuable contacts with personages of importance. Like hurchtll, tor instance. He isn't, as jnportnnt as he used to be, maybe, since this Attlo c bent him out for Ihe prime minister's job, but he's till!—er. important. DIDN'T MEKT CHURCHII,L, EXACTLY Most of us didn't get lo inert him. exactly, but you know how these things arc. Sonic of thr old- timers around here play host and j j sit at th c head table to keep tin-j j guests from getting lonely. Before 1 thc luncheon begins they kind of | I steer the other head table, prop!" | " upstairs somewhere, to n room whrrc they can get acquainted. Sometimes they have a litil- appetizer up there, too. you kno'.v. to Ret Ihp speaker in thr riv:h'. i frame of mind so that he'll mako , a Rood speech. Thc SI helps cover that. too. You see. it takes a Riiod bit of appetizer to set Mr. Chtirrh- ill in the right, frame of miiui makr a good speech. U takes considerable time. 11 The lunch was supposed to l>0:;in ;j| 12:30. but it was after 1 p.m. before the heart table people c:ur.' down. Even then the effort.s In nr: •Mr. Churchill in tli" proper fi.utir of mind to deliver a must not have worked, uecau:., didn't make any speech. HO answered, questions. Four questions. Ha! Ha! Ha! Cut about that S4 item on i next expense account. Fm lunch, you know. Bosr. Tl \va>, ic ly a swell lunch. Grapefruit wit., insidcs of more grapefruit ami lul an orange scooped out and In i1 on top. the whole snrmouiHrd m n .strawberry and a siirip of nn Celery. Breast o f chicken on hum with cream gravy and cream, i' ,< t.tlo and pens. Saiitnnr wi , ( make it eo down. ICE CREAM ru: FOR DESSERT And a strawberry io» cte.nn P;.with whipped cream nn top was four inches thick. Host <l dessert you ever ntr. HO.VS. -.MI!I strawberry goo trirMiib; down i,v.-v thr meringue, or \vhuirvrr jt xts on top of tho ice cream. Only one roll apiroi-. thaurh H" < and no butter. Just ornnco mi'- malade. You know, llo^k TV-.d shortage. You'll understand. Ion. what uiili all this luncheon ntiri then tl:- question-and-ans\vrr period which followed, why it wns nearly 3 pn> before we got out of there. This will explain, floss, why \ Vl > missed ™i on your hunch lo get a story about -It'ibort Hoover and thc starving Europeans, nnd what UNRRA was citig to do about it at its convcn- ,ion in SlG.50-pcr-day hotel rooms it Atlantic city next week. Tluit's a swell idea, Boss, and we'll try lo have it coming right up—tomorrow or next day. Don't feel too good right now, and may have to take the rest of thc afternoon off. No story in what Churchill said, anyhow. All background and off the record. Certainly lias been busy down j here. How about an editorial page feature on this bum Chester Bowles, and how he isnt doing anything to keep down the cost of $4 luncheons for Churchill? So long for now. Your hard-working correspondent. 4 Sloth 5 Overshoe Polish diplo- 6 Opposed to ] ! mat, Dr. former ! 7Apud (ab.) 11 Square hall 8 Fiber knots : 13 Small candles n Wide smile 14 Speak 10 Italian city U5 Aesthetic 12 Blemish dance 13 Beverage (18 Deep hole IB Behold! 19 Transpose 17 Large grain ; (ab.) (ab.) 20 Repeal 20 Turned aside 22 Compasspoint21 Incident 23 Hail! 23 Asseverates 24 Root fmial 25 Effigy 26 At no time 26 Little bite '28 Re. 'er 27 Greek letter :?1 Brain passage '32 Sapient 33 Separates •' 35 Jumping t'? : sticks 36 Sepal (ab.) 37 Poem 38 Street (ab.) 40 Disownable 45 Mother 47 Auricle 49 Eye part 50 Golf term '51 Vehicles 53 Last 55 Poker stakes .56 Natives of Denmark • TtRTICAI, 20 Self-esteem 30 Legal point 34 Spots 35 He is U. S. ambassador from 38 Caterpillar hair 42 Symbol for . indium - ' : 43 Any 44 Honey maker_ •15 Female horse ' 46 War nod 48 Groove SO Play on words 3Q Mountain lake 52 Symbol for SIDE GLANCES by Galbraltti 1 Hops' kiln 2 Heavetuy body 3 We«p >ur Boarding House with Ma j, Hoopie HfVJE VOL) eUELSJeD Y( MOD HA\JEl<fT LPilD A GOOD PU8UC 2 HOW ABOUT COMBlt^G ^V WORD.' SOPHOCLES SlTTlNlS TO COMPOSE ms OVtR. HIS HEftD A STftR. EXPLODING ME HER.6 TOOK/ TUPvT EXPLOSIOM 2,i|OO VI LATER PERISCOPE 6P WELU- DiG&ERS COULTJ VOATCHTH& TOVJM CLOCK. OUT OPVOUR.V01G E\jeR THODSHT ABOUT p< PROPELLHD ICOPB. 1546 DY NE V SERVICE; INC. T. U. SEO. U. S. "I Ihotiglil \vilh my birlhday only two weeks away il's time to turn out Die regular fprnijctter to my.aunls!" * THIS CURIOUS WO*U> HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TfDES. THESE DESTRUCTIVE WAVES ARE CAUSED BY EARTHQUAKES, UNDERSEA VOLCANOES, AND STRON& WINDS... AND IN THE FUTURE, THEVMAY RESULT FRCHV ATOM BOMBS. By J. R. Wil hams Out Our Way HELP - HELP.' THIS CHUNK OF ICE-COLD BUTTEC. HAS CHEWED TH* CENTER. OUT O' FDLJti SLICES, AM' ALL I GIT ISA HANDFUL O' BUTTEC, ANf A CC4J&T BRACELET. ; MO WOMDER.. 1 YOU -DONVT SLICE OFF THE BUTTER.—YOU GOUC3E IT OFF.' fyie. EARLIEST KNOWN "' SK/vres WERE A1ADE FKOAS THE LE& BCNES OF ANIA\ALS, SMOOTHED DOWM'ON ONE SIDE, WirH HOLES : ~. FOR FASTENINGTHC\'6S. ->'. i^vv.,; ,3-19 ; ANSWER: Hannibal, Missouri.., .VKVTi.' I. MVP. t.«l«»««ML.'.jg .

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