The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 7, 1947 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 7, 1947
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS MONDA, JULY 7, 1947 Un po«t- «* of Con», MM. by the United SUBSCRIPTION RATES: in the crty ol BlythevWe or any where ewrier >rvlc« I* main- ptytble in advance. Meditation : Hear my cry, O .Ood; attend unto my 1 prayer—Psalm 61:1* * * > O Cod, If In the day of battle I forget Thee, - do not Thou forget me.WilUam King. Warning Welcomed Blytheville's warning to' speeders issued Saturday by Chief of Police Charles Short -is welcomed by all motorists, except those who are likely to be haled into municipal court. It is hoped that the warning will be backed up with action and that the streets of. the city made safer. Relatively few arrests will be necessary to curb speeders for they are few in number, but the law should be 'enforced without fear or favor, ami ; when this is done human lives can be saved. A single life saved is worth more than all of the time that fast drivers ever can save in their rush—for ; in most instances the speeders avn go' ing nowhere in particular. ' " Blytheville needs a motorcycle pat,' trol for curbing speeders. It is needed " to agument its two' patrol cars, •and attention needs to be given to other /violations of traffic regulations which hamper traffic and often result in minor accidents which cause only damage 'to the vehicles involved. Narrow streets increase traffic haa- • ards many-fold and two streets in particular should be either widened or re- ..etricted to:tine-way, traffic. These are |XXsh\5nJ Walii'uT'streets. It would help 'to limit parking to only one side of these" two streets. Blytheville can be made a safer place in' which to live—a more pleasant place in which to live-merely by enforcing Us traffic regulations. We believe that Chief Short's announcement has the approval, almost without exception, of residents of the city and others who must use its streets, if they are to trade Uert!. the threat of bills on both subjects as a whip to keep Southern Democrats in line. Their thinking boils down to this: The poll tax would have been all right if the Southern Democrats had only played ball with the majority parly on overriding the tax veto. And lynching is still OK because Uie Southerners did play ball on the labor bill. It must discourage nil but the most cynical to be reminded again that the congressional machine is often driven by reasoning like this. Yet the situation isn't quite as bad us it might seem. For one thing, such thinking as Mr. 1/amti.s revealed is neither new nor peculiar to the Republican Parly. Kadi parly has indulged in it as power shifted from one to the other. In »l>ile of it our 80 Congresses have made legislative progress. There probably will be more rrmir curs and counter-maneuvers, along the lines thai Mr. Lundis mentioned, between now and the next election. Politics looms larger in Washington every day. And after'what happened on the tax and labor bills, it is avident that the White House-Capitol honeymoon is over, as regards domestic issues, until after Nov. 8, 19'18. .'Hey,C'mon! Finish That Corral! Time's Awastin'!' Political Legislation The job of Congress, ideally, ia to make . laws for the public good, and with some regard to the wishes of the public that elected it. This happens often enough in actual practice to preserve the country's faith in these public servants. But anybody old enough to vote knows that a number-of less idealistic influences are always present on Capitol Hill. There is the pressure, of lobbyists. There is log-rolling, an Alphonse- ''' Gaston arrangement whereby congressmen support one another in putting • through pet legislation for benefit of the home folks. And there is always .politics. Yet in spite of this common evidence congressmen have a way ol! wrapping themselves in the cloak of 1 statesmanship and insisting that they always speak with the voice of the people and act only from the highest of motives. So it is refreshing, at least, to find a man like Rep. Gerald W: Landis luy- .ing bare the bones of political purposes behind some congressional actions. Mr. Landia, an Indiana Republican, did just that the other day while explaining to the press the relationship between a, forthcoming bill to outlaw poll laxes and the lineup on Mr. Truman's recent tax cut and labor bill vetoes. "Since some of the Southerners opposed us on taxes," he said, "the idea is t to put 'em on the spot. And if the Sen^ate had not overridden,the labor veto. _ * we wouW have got out an anti-lynching Many persona of both parties oppose of po|I taxes and the absence a federal law against lynching. But Republicans seem content to use VIEWS OF OTHERS Community Property Law Arkansas' Senator McClcllan mny be tackling ft Job that Is too .tough for him In fighting lor a federal community property law, but he should have the support of all fair-minded people. We are told that a coalition to revive the vetoed tax reduction bill 1ms been sent back by Senator McClt-llan's announcement. Uiat ho and others will insist on n community property amendment. We arc told that, n move to attach tho clause In the Senate apparently would defeat any plan for iiiilck passage by both houses of the meiis- nrc reducing individual taxes four billion dollars. Supporters propose lo .revive the measure to mnke it effective next January 1 instead of July 1, aa was provided In the vetoed tax bill, Whether Senator McClellan's proposal would block passage of a new measure still is anybody's guess, apparently. But it would be a sinmge quirk of even so strange a Congress as the current session It ' this plain dema-.lti for common decency In luxation should upset tne apple cart. Isn't it about time that Congress pay some attention to the theory that our government li based UIKNI the hs-llcf that a majority should rule? Haven't we had enough of shakedowns by • potent minorities, as witness the "silver bloc" and several others we might mention? Isn't it a Joke, In tact . travesty, that because ol state laws 10 states can legally doilcc Uses which 38 others have to pay? The community property laws have Ijcen upheld by tile courts, but that does no more than put the seal of approval upon n rank Injustice, u prize example of discrimination. There's another angle to the argument. The 10 slates which have community property laws persistently fought all efforts to extend such rights to other states. Nobody else is going to share the "gravy," is their nllltud?. Good neiehborliness is fine—so long as it doesn't lilt the pocketbook. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. Women's Press Banquet Moves At Speed That Baffles Othman First Round Under Toft-Hartley Law Apparently Won by UMW, and Not by Coal Operators BARBS BY HAL COCHKAN By I'KTKR VEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, July 7. <NEA> — omul one. of the unions' fight a- inst Ihe new Tafl-Hartley Lnboi 1 - anaijement Relations Act seems! be Koiiii! to labor on points. Jcclsion of U. 8. Steel subsidiaries id the Pittsburgh Consolidation >al Co., to mnke a new contract •anting sizable concessions to John Lewis and the United Mine Worlc- K rather thun face a strike — oesn'l make the new law look, too ood Irom the management's point, [ view. First reports thi'it the coal <>p- ralors would give. Lewis evcry- vg he was asking for and n lit- e bit more seem to have been Ighly extiKitcrnled. Hut the miners •ill probably Bet a new contract vcn better than they had under he Krug-Lewis deal for government operation. This will be bad • lews to many employers and poll- I icans who were counting 'on the I Taft-Harlley Act to give them a break. Announced purpose of the Tuft-. lartley Act changes was to yive employers the same advantages and' irotccllon enjoyed by the unions under the Wufincr Act. If the lend now taken by the two Inri-est coul producers Is any sign, the new Tall- Ilarlley Act won't, live up to the .dvanec billing. While there is wood cheer in the fact that the entire U. S. coal Industry may not be slmt down by a nation-wide strike, this A FOKKCAST IS IMl'OSSIWI.E As mentioned In this column several times previously, it is impossible to forecast how a new labor law will work. It takes n long time, with test cases run. through the courts, licforc the meaning of a new law can be made clear. Rather than go through this mon- kcv business now, leaders among the coal operators decided to give In. Because of the dominant position of U. S. Steel's captive mines nnd the Pittsburgh Consolidation Co., many of the northern and western operators will probably follow the lend in making a deal with Lewis. Southern, operators mny choose lo iiyht U out. If they do. taking six months to two years for n showdown, there is a possibility that thi-y might uc able lo force the mines to go open shop in the southern areas. That -would mean lower wage -scales. Real reason the northern oncra- lors arc willing to grnnt wago increases and other concessions M this time is the demand for coal— nt any price. They need the coal for steel, number one basic industry All other industries need bn',h coal anil steel. A long • shutdown j ns a dollar a ton. It Is doubtful if the steel industry will absorb any of this increased cost. If it is all passed along to the consumer Ihe price of steel may go two dollars a ton higher. TAFT-IIARTIJ5Y ACT HINDERS LOWERING OK PRICES Since industrial prices in general don't come down until steel takes the lead, the initial, indirect efferjl of the Taft-Hartley Act will be r.yainst President Truman's drive ror lower prices. If the miners' wage increase starts still another round of wage and price Increases, it is more bad news. If the new agreement between the opeialcrs and Lewis runs oply until Ap!i! 1, normal dale for ending coil contracts, there may b2 a turn in the cards then. Renew:-.: of this contract can be considered In a new light. Under the Taft-clarllcy Act DOCTOR SAYS BV WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN, M. I>. Written for NEA Service When sugar is passed In the ur-' Ine, a search for diabetes should be made. Sample of the blood may be taken lo determine the omoiml of sugar which is present on fasting and one hour after a test meal containing sugar Is eaten, Chief difficulty in diabetes Is inability on the part of the body to handle the sugar in the food. Under normal conditions, part of the sugar is burned for energy and part of It is stored, but none of it is passed in the urine. In diabetes, burning and storage are incomplete because of lack of Insulin, and some of the sugar is passed in the urine. Failure of the body to obtain sufficient amount of sugar for energy results in weakness, loss of weight and strength. Patient, becomes hungry and thirsty anil passes a large amount of urine If the condition is not corrected serious difficulties may follow. The diet is the most importaii feature in the treatment of the average case of diabetes. Diabetics must watch their dieting carefully. Most elderly patients can be helped 1 by merely eating proper foods, 'But, many young diabetics need insulin injections. At the start, di\- letics should weigh and measure heir food. Those who continue to so get the best results from realment in the long run. IOW MUCH TO EAT Diabetics should eat a suffi- lent quantity of food to prevent linger and to supply needed energy. Pat diabetics should reduce their weight while those who are lliln should bring it up to normal. Regularity in eating meals is Important. Insulin is given to those pa tients who cannot be made com fortable on diet alone. There ar no general rules for taking insulii us each patient must have inrti victual directions. Diabetics shoul know that whenever they becom ill or feel badly, that they shoul get in touch with vtheir physicia at once as failure to do so ma result in serious complications. • BY FREDERICK C. OTHMAN (United Press'stafT Correspondent) WASHINGTON. July 7. (UP) — If 1 weren't a gallant character who doffs his hat in elevators, I'd have told you earlier about the amazing Indies of the press, including the hard-working photographer who kept getting her orchid corsage tangled with her flash QUESTION-. I have a 14-montl old grandson who has a ruptur Do yon think be is too young have it treated? ~ ANSWER: I advise you lo sc vour physician aljout the inattt tic can recommend the type :rcalment. which it requires. out of joint, , iV,,i Urn ' for U conuus wnbctheefcS; o7coa. wage increases on the general price Lewis would have to r;ive QO days' notice of desire to charge the contract. If no agreement were ranched by April 1. the government might ask for an injunction. If granted, the miners -would have to stay on Ihe job for 80 days — approximately until June 15 Years Ago In Blytheville- Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Ilolipct wi]l leave the last of the week for] their summer home in Indiana I Mrs. N. B. Mennrd will arrive home tomorrow from Canulen, Ark., where she spent len days. Her sou. N. B. Jr., will remain in Canulen I w onde cnlire A. Isaacs and 20 • -- before they now would throw all U. S. business I strike. If the coal Industry wanted ' to force a showdown then, it might S. ' have a better chance. But as of this level. WaRe increases. a shorter Including portnt-lo-porfil moment the Tad-Hartley Act which the union leaders branded as "antl- Inbor" has worked, to the advantage of the mine workers and against, the interests of management and the or a longer stay. Mr. and Mrs. M. bulbs. I waited and I waited, chivalrous fellow that I am, but the melnbers of the (Women's National Press Club wrote not one word about their annual shindig, which made me, as a member of the male, or bumb- ing sex. feel like a fool . As an old hand at banquets, where the food is second rate and the oratory is worse, I accepted reluctantly an invitation by May Craig of the Portland, Me., Evening Express and other papers, to attend the female journalists' luncheon and installation of officers. I expected to spend four had hours, as I had spent 'em ",o often before, on a spindly gilt chair. The proceedings began at 1 p.m., on the nose, when Alice R. Hager, of Skyways Magazine, the outgo- in!; president, dug her spoon into her cantaloupe. The 403 members and their guests,'including Frances Perkins, the ex-initdame secretary who happened to sit across from me in one of those three-cornered hats, then dug into their chicken with a will. They *',nd to, to kiiey up with the waiters. iA dab of raspberry sherbet ended the eating part of the program in 30 imttes flat. The feminine photographers in illy frocks, including Jackie Marn. the one with the orchid that nnlly got mashed by her flash ulb box, photograpcd the digni- irics at their quick lunch and at :30 p.m., Mrs. Hager introduced he new president. The latter turned out to be Ruth Cowan, of the Associated Press. Mrs. Hager handed Miss Co•an a large silver bowl, as a sym- jol of her presidency (and also holding fruit). Miss Cowan aid, thanks, and handed Mrs. Hager an identical bowl as n small oken of appreciation. This caused he males to snicker. Miss Cowan shut 'em up with mnouncement that the ladies called this their bowling ceremony; she snid they do it annually. The rading of silver-ware took 10 minutes. Then 'Miss Cowan introduced Secretary of state George Marshall. She said that he was a man who wanted to make a speech and she was glad to have him. Her introduction consumed 30 seconds; I timed her. The Secretary read a prepared address, which made headlines about Russia and European relief. Tie read steadily for IS minutes. Then he folded his spectacles and his manuscript. He said hn now would make some remarks off-the-rccord. A reporter ordinarily respects the Secretary oi State's off-the-record request cmd writes nothing, but I don't think he'll sue me. He lold the ladies Ihe thought they were ful. He said he meant tha sex. He stumbled around a little in is syntax, but the ladies * n daughter, Hetty Brooks, Jake Ungar •md B. O. West have returned from Birclell, Ark., where they were members of a house party for over the holidays. Miss Florence Byers, snperintend- int of nurses at Blytheville Hospital has gone to Whitehaven, Knns., for a month's vacation. of lt _ . raise Ihe Engineers are working which distracts auto drivers Insist on goiiiB along, * * We hear the rnrkrt in about it in new ones. to eliminate Hut the wife that 'may IN HOLLYWOOD Mrs. Has Twins K1RKSVILLE, Mo. (UP)— Twin girls were born here to Mrs. Gcr- aldine Tripplct of nullcdgc, Mo. IJV KKSKINt; NKA Staff rii JOHNSON old cars mul read some ' aivl Some kids think Hint Ihelr home life Is Just lied up in a series of "nots". » • « • A California woman of 87 plans to clri'lu the globe In an airplane ivhen she's 90. Hi'tc's hoping she's able to eel around! * * * All oysters do not have pcnrls in them but should on the basis of today's price. SO THEY SAY HOLLYWOOD, July 1 <NE Paramount will start filming Hope's nest picture. "The Palr-fi before'Bob returns from th.u South ( . | American v.\r-ation July 18. Tb.-yl <r don't want to give him :i clianre to yell for « couple of weeks oif, to rest up. . . . Diana Lynn will, be starred in "Prelude to Nism . for Allied Artists. Znchary S:.iil| probably will t:ct the lead opposite-• her . Orson Welles, as a f>>.- lowup to "Mai-DHIi." is ronsidcrin.: filming "Romeo and Juliet." i'c wants lo keep it a story of Noun"; vc. ns Shakcsne.ire wrote it, wit:i oddy McDowell as Romeo. The Jimmy Slexart-RKO deal or a western. -'Blood on the loon." is on the shelf. do I mu;ri:i. m<- how a marric^ a:'t." spyKO up Vid- European recovery cannot be complete until the various parts of Europe's economy are working together in a harmonious whole.—Dean Acheson, former Under Sccrelary ot Slate. * * * Nothing Is of greater value than genuine education, but the letters alter a man's imme are no proof that ho Is truly educated.—-Henry M. Wrlslon, president Brown U. • » • I don't pretend to be an artist or a judge or art, hul I am of the opinion that so-called modern art is merely the vaporings ot halt- baked lazy people.—President Truman. Atom-produced electricity In the Untteil States ' will be available in C to 10 years, and could be distributed by the federal covernmenl, states or by private industries, depending on the wishes of the consumers affected.—David E. Ullcnihai, chairman Alomlc Energy Commission. Winter Comes." There was discussion :i.s to Uioir di:ilo: actions. "No married couple would that." argued Angela. "Don't tell couple would t;con. "I've been married for 2a years." "You're both doing all right." snid director Victor Savllle." Just keep arKiiiiiR «ml you'll be the perfect average married couple "t breakfast ," "TEXAS" IX ARIZONA From Inralinn Jim l>:ivles wires that the Californlans have in- vndril Arizona lo shoot a picture tilled "Fatnilmis Texas" in a setting typically Oklahoma!!, lliti Gnnilwiii has a 500-arrc nlfnlfu ranch ncxl lo Ihc location. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Starting the Rif/ht Suit Is 3 N. T. Key BV WILLIAM E. McKKNNEY America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Cincinnati's New 'Life Master, Prink Wcisbnch, has been a consistent winner in the middle west. Although he is not well known among the eastern players, he one of the outstanding card players of (he country. was played from dummy and hekl the trick. Now he shifted lo the diamond suit, and made three spade tricks three diamonds, two hearts and n club trick. Even if West had vroi tbe first club trick with the ace he could not have defeated the contract. If Wcisb.icn had started the clia monds first. West would have wo: with the ace. then cleared . In hcait suit, ami would slill hnv had the ace of clubs as an cnti 1 card to defeat the contract. got the idea, all right. They stood up and applauded. Then they sat down. 'I also sat down, reluctantly, waiting for the rest of the specclimtiking. The time was two p.m. Miss Cowan banged her gavel. She said she was slad everybody could come. And then she added to my continuing amazement, that the party was over. "Sram," he said, in a lady-like way. Why mere men can't, thro,v their banquets, speeches included, in one lour flat, I don't know. I never vill call females the talkative sex cnin. nor will I go off the record ike the Secretary of State; Wo- uen leave me wonderstruck. 1 love em. He'll Keep cm Walking CAMBRIDGE. Mass. (UP)—Mrs. Geraldine Miranda, 21. of Cambridge testified in Probate Court that soon after her marriage she went to work to support her husband—but rebelled when he asked her to buy him a bicycle. She was granted a divorce on grounds of cruel and abusive treatment. Talking nlioiit a certain movie niiccn who frequently dines at Hie Somcrscl House. Viuil Siillnn cracked: "She's Ihc sort of a woman who rulers a room volrc first." \1>S MK5HT COST l.F.SS A radio contact man at one of the bis studios rooked uiv what lie thoucht was a ixrent idea. As '•> ] publicity stunt for a new movie lie arranged, to film a five-inimHe scene rirht. on the stni'e ot the radio studio. Then he r,ol nn rsii- mrite of the cost from the studio production dcparlmetit. After !«•- iiiK revived, ho canceled Ihe wIvY thing. The cost ran to S23CO for the services of the following: four electricians, two igriyts. nn assistant director, three cameramen, one sound truck, one camera car on;l ^ two seven-pnssenper oars. 11 w is ', a Saturday show so everybody pot lime and n half and dinner. * • » Walter pul^eon and Anpola Kins- biiry, as husband and wife, were playing a breakfast scene for "I! Sudden thoughtL I wonder ho\v comic Jack Carson's fans will t:ike lo his warbling of a straight love scng in "Rominrr in High C"? Claiidrtlc Colbert U l.ilking aRaln nlmiit retiring after a few more pVlurcs — to liormnc :l ili- rcrtnr. Uul I'm iwt coins to hold my lircath. • • • Sign of Ihc tioies. spotted by Natalie- Schafcr on the will! of .1 Vine St. lunch counter: "Wc'i Tired of 'Arginni;. Coffee i Cents." A K 4 V K 5 • K 1093 Q J 109 76 A 62 , AJ 10 N W E S Dealer * 10986 52 ¥-13 « 75 .'.274 Wclsbich * AQ73 V A82 * QJ 84 Tournament— Bolh vul. South West North East 1N.T. 2V 3N.T. Pass Opening — V Q Weisbach played today's htind i Ihc Midwest Regional Champio: = ships inl St. Louis. Aflcr winnu Ihc opening he.irt lend with 11 ace. Weisbach had to decide whc Ihcr to start tbe clubs or the di monds. You can see Ural if ' the diamonds first, 1 t Talking aliout a certain Hollywood playboy. IMrkykarUus said: """ r"":",,-- ha( , enough trick -lie winters In Miami, summers would not I avc >ao enoja* h, Oinaila and springs at blondes." ^ ^^V ,°ad to ' have * * two missing aces in order to ma Overheard at the Bill more Bowl: his vulnerable Uvo-heart overi "She's R ot a silver fox down to Therefore, at trick two Wcisba her knees ami a bald-hoaded wo'.f led Ihe three of clubs, and v,n up to her chin." West played the ten-spot, the quc Writer IORIZONTAL ,7 Pictured novelist 2 Brazilian bird 1 Vipers •> Employed 0 Image 8 Redact 9 Vegetable 0 Pronoun 2 Hail! 3 Registered nurse (ab.) 24 Preposition 25 King of Bashan 27 Eye (Scol.) 28 Make amends 30 Circular 32 Close 33 Slray 34 Aim 3G Intelligence 39To (prefix) 40 East Indies (ah.) 41 Till sale v ab.l 42 While 43 She wnlcs of England 45 While poplars 50 High (music) 51 Greek scaporl 53 Enough (poet.) 54 Place 55 Calm 57 Inhabitant 59 Acts VERTICAL ' 1 Take oflense 2 Exlent 3 Spanish hero 4 Him ' ,5 Give forth G Boys 7 Drop 20 Sluggishness 8 Heredity unit 21 Woods 9 Dutch town lOTyndareus'. wife 11 Propelled 12 Above (prefix) 14 Horse 17 Grandchild i Scot.) 44 Had on •16 Insects 47 Half an era' • •18 Killer 49 Pitcher ij 50 Assistant] ft 52 Observe V I 24 Senseless 2G Pierces wilh horns 29 Fetish 31 Vase 34 Window parts 54 Misdeed 35 Unclosed 5C North Dakota 37 Seasoned (ab ) 38 Natural fat 58 Thus

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