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•PAGB TWELVE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWB 'WEDNESDAY, .JULY 9, 19 : 17 BLYTUKVILLE COURIEB NEWS TIB OOORIKR NKWB OO. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher JAMZ8 U VERHOEFF, Editor . HUMAN. Adverttolcg Manager Bole National Advertising RepreienUtlTM: Wtihtt Wltmer Co, New York, Cfclcigo, Detroit, Mtanta. ifcmphto. PubUihed Every Afternoon Except Sunday " Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- : gr»B, October «, 1911. Served by the United Frew SUBSCRIPTION BATES: - By carrier In the crty or Blytheville or any iubun-«n town where carrier service la maintained; 20o per week, or 85c per month. " By m«U, within a radius of 40 miles, M.OO per war »200 lor six months, »l.OO for three months, bTmall outside 60 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditation Th»l your faith should not stand in tlie wisdom of men, hut in Hie power of Cod.- I Corinthians 2:5. • * • The person who has a firm trust in Die Supreme Being is powerful In.his power, wise by his wisdom, happy by Ms happincss.-Joscph Addison. Vacation Suggestion A few days before the rightist plot of ex-Vichyites against thu French government was uncovered the result • ; of a poll in Germany was announced. '. It revealed that 47 per cent of tlio.se questioned still thought Nazism was u '. good idea that went wrong. • Perhaps tljat American congressman who devoted 10 minutes to a thorough investigation of fascism in the United States, and who said he wouldn't know a Fascist if he had one by the tail, could spend his forthcoming vacation profitably in Europe- His quarry, though tailless, seems : to be abundant. The UN'S First Two Years adopt a cooperative attitude and abide • by majority decisions '(re)imi'uish tlie veto power). The only other course apparently is to reorganise the UN f and continue without Russia. That would be x desperate solution. There is some comfort and hope now in the fact that Russia is still on speaking terms with the rest of the world. Her representatives, however stubborn, still meet with the representatives of other governments. To exclude Russia from the UN would be to close the iron curtain completely. The major burden in the task of persuading Russia will fall to the world's governments. But the world's people cannot leave the job entirely to presidents and ministers of state. If the great powers are to avoid the cur- vent that would carry them to another war, the force of public opinion must be exerted in some way by those people in the world who are allowed to express an opinon. This force' of opinion would work no miracles. But it is one untried means of strengthening the UN and preventing war that is already at hand and capable of use. And it certainly is worth trying. Perhaps" the most hopeful thing that can be said about the United Millions as it begins its third year is that international relations would be ;n infinitely worse shape without it. The organization has spent much time and effort in laying a foundation. Each problem has been a new one. The .UN has achieved soinu moderate stic- ; (-esses in the economic and social fiends. It has persuaded Britain and France to .withdraw troops from Syria and Le- ^banon, and Russia to exacuatc Iran. It has taken over supervision of several • trust .'territories. And it has begun work on several questions vital lo world'peace. But it is on the most vital mailers that the least progress has been made. Atomic enegery control has run into a stone ' wall of disagreement. Disarma- ,'jnent.'discussions have made little pro- 'gross. The question of an inleriip.lioniil police force has been bogged down in dissension. ". '. Some of this delay may be traced to organizational problems. But the chief troubles seem to arise from faults in structure and faults in attitude. On the basis of the UN's history to date it is not hard to agree with the opinion of former Supreme Court Justice Roberts, expressed to a congressional committee a few days ago: "It (the UN) is primarily an organization for discussion and for improvement of the weaker members," said Mr. Robertson. "In the matter of security it was an alliance between Great Britain, Russia and the United States." It is harder to agree with Mr. Roberts' pessimistic conclusion: "When one member of an alliance turns against the others, what have you got? Well, that's what we have now. It (UN) will never succeed as a security organization." There is excellent reason to believe that the United Nations could succeed as a security organization if it were not for one thing—the attitude of the Soviet government. The Russians con- not be held responsible for all the troubles that have beset the UN. But a fair-minded person is almost forced to admit that there would be no insoluble problem , if the Soviet government and its satellites would abandon their consistent opposition to the rest of the world on matters involving security. ' Somehow the'United Nations must find a means, as yet untried, o£ per- auadirig the Russian government to VIEWS OF OTHERS Star Chamber Sessions Every experienced newspaper reporter knows that in some special cases public business cannot be transacted In the open. But star chamber sessions all too often nrc held when they nrc not justified, leading xto suspicion, which eventually become conviction, that "something sinister Is cooking." So the American Municipal Association tells us that the Pennsylvania legislature 1ms passed a law prohibiting star chamber sessions of local governing bodies, from which the public and press nrc barred. All regular nnd special meetings of governing bodies In Pennsylvania must now be open to the public. This Includes meetings of county commissioners, city councils, borough council-,, township commissioners, and school boards. The new law recognli-.es there are exceptions ami does permit closed executive sessions from which the public is barred. No ordinance, rule, resolution or regulation may be passed ftt such closed session, however. The new Pennsylvania law puts In statutory form the common objection to star chamber sessions on the grounds that all public business should be open to the public at all times. Many cities do not hold secret meetings because ot this popular disapproval, though an even greater number of councils and school boards still hold closed sessions under some circumstances. A wartime survey Indicated that generally school boards and city councils are about equally inclined toward secrecy. A Local Affairs service survey in 19-ty reported councils frequently held secret meetings In 23 cities, including Denver, Fort Worth, Salt Lake City, Portland, Ore., and Little nock. Many cities never or rarely held secret sessions and in some reixjrlcrs were seldom excluded, and voting on ordinances generally was done in open meetings. Officeholders may be entirely guiltless but they run the uncoiti'.ortable risk of beliuj suspected when they take part in star chambci sessions. They 'shouldn't forget that at any lime. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. BARBS BY HAL COCHBAH Drawing the Battle Line for 1948 Little Caesar Petrillo Boasts Of King-Like Power Over Music Tht DOCTOR SAYS BY WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN, M. I). Written for NEA Service Avoiding exposure to poison ivy. oak, or sumac is the only sure way of preventing Infection from them. Building resistance to the poison through injections of the extract helps in prevention, but doesn't do much-good after contact has occurred. Inflammation of the skin follows exposure to poison Ivy, oak or sumac in susceptible persons— redness, itching, swelling, pimples, blisters. | First contact with these plants may not result in, any skin reaction. Reaction may be delayed for weeks. Through successive ex- postures, time limit is decreased and more severe reactions develop. Average incubation period is from 10 to 48 hours, although one to two weeks may elapse in resistant individuals. •It is usually necessary to come in direct contact *ith the plants —so the infection is called plan dei matitis—•altlionsli indirect spreac may occur from contaminated clothing. Clilthing worn during expose to ixMson .ivy. oak, or su mac should be washed or dp cleaned before being worn again Handling such exposed clothing a year afterward can cause a reac tion in susceptible persons If th garments have not been cleaned. Dogs and cats may spread the poisonous substance from these plants—by getting it on their fur. Fur pieces and fur coats are also possible spreaders. Smoke from burning plants -may cause dermatitis when it comes in Republican and Democratic Senators Squeal On Each Other About Opposition to Somervell By FREDERICK <;. OTHMAN United Press Stuff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, July D. (UPI — The way the movie lights wore sear- the small, black eyes of James Caesar Petrillo you'd have) thought ie was undergoing the tilled degree. And so he was. The Hiuise La- jor Subcommittee used evc'Vj'iUIng n him but a rubber hose. It \vouJd- n even let him cuss. "I'll be da ." began the exasperated Little Caesar of the union musicians. "Ah, ah, Mr. Petrillo," cautioned Rep. Carroll D. Kearns, R.. Pa., the chairman. "Remember, you're on t&jl ilr." ™ The sweating lx>ss of the horn- Lootlers blinked through his eyeglasses at the maze of microphones in front of him and promised to watch.his language. His threats to J end the manufacture of phonograph records on new year's day (unless | he decides to go into the recording business, himself) and to stop all ! radio network broadcasting of music a month later you have seen on another page of this paper. How he made these threats, I think, is an interesting story, too: the portly little specialist in sounding the sour note sat down in the beam of tlie three spotlights, planted his two-tone shoes on the carpet and testified that he was boss of I every professional musician in tlie United States and Canada. When he/«ays "frog," they jump. So do I the recording companies, the radio networks, the movies, the frequency I modulation broadcasters and the | contact. susceptible persons NEA By I'ETfiK EDSON Correspondent WASHINGTON, July 0. <NEA1 — How Republican Sen. Owen Bre'.v- ster of Maine and Democratic .Sen. Harley M. Kilgore of West- -"Virginia worked against the wartime head of Army Service Forces, pen. Brehon somerville, leaked out during the filibuster against Ihe Ta't- Hartley labor bill. Kilgore had" the floor in the early morning hour.; and was talking about efforts to thwart activities of government imOADCASTERS BLASTED Principal reason for abandoning the effort to get action this session on Maine Sen. Wallace White's radio reform legislation is the position taken by spokesmen for the broadcasting industry. Pirst opposition witness before the Senate Interstate Commerce Committee considering he bill was Judge Justin Miller, president of National Association of Broadcasters. senators tore into him. "Trying to compare the The gencies. Brewstcr rose to ask n nues- I pcrs with the radio is like trying tion and Kilgore yielded. Then J this to compare an elephant with a dialogue took place: \'»\ | flea," said Sen. Edwin''Johnson of "Mr. BREWSTER. 1 ask the Sen- , Colorado. ator whether or not guished Senator from West Virginin did not do his best to remove, the Chief, of the Army Supply Service during the war." ' "Mr. KILGORE. I joined will: the Distinguished Senator from Maine in trying to curb the activities of the Chief of the Service of Supply during the war. when he sought to become chief of Staff. 1 think the Senator irom Maine will admit that f am correct in the statement that it was the joint :ic- tion ot the Scnnor from West. Virginia and the Sena ( or from Main-?. It was not intended lo curb hi.-, activities, but to keep him from engaging in some activities of which we did not approve." The two "dislmyuishe*!" ex-members of the Truman War Invcstiga 1 ,- ing Committee having thus smiealed on each other like a couple of burl boys, KllRore went on with the filibuster, talking o f other things. Dislin-, Senator McParland of Arizona told the N. A. B. head his attitude was "narrow and selfish. You know very well," he said, "that if you didn't have regulation, somebody that liked 'The Old Gray Mare could buy a radio station and plaj that tune 24 hours a day." Even chairman White read Mille; a lecture, saying the industry was antagonizing the committee by presenting the same old argument they'd been listening to for 2.'j years. "If .you keep on this way, you're heading right towards common carrier regulation like the railroads," the broadcasters were lolrt. iecretary ployment Service transferred back o the States, children's Bureau of Federal security, and O. S. Conciliation Service was made Inde- jendent. YAI.E AND CONGRESSMEN DISAGREE One of the tMngs that riled. Congress most about, the State Department's overseas information and cultural relation;: program 'vas the collection of modem American paintings', which the government nought for $49.000. On<- of the paintings was caricature of a fat circus mama, and It was pretty funny. To the congressmen pruning the State Departments bud^er under Karl Stefnn of Nebraska, however, art was supposed to be prctU 1 , at a distance. The old idea that the poison could be spread through Ihe aiv is more logically explained by skin contact with smoke containing oily droplets of the poison, YOU CAN GET IT ANY TIME Ivy poisoning can be contracted at any time of the year. It rommon disease of telephone linemen sind others wiio work n> the plants, even in winter time for dry leaves, dead twigs, and roots contain the irritant. Col lectors of fall leaves also may de- veiop ivy poisoning because these leaves are ?ftiong the first to turn beautiful red and are pickc by amateurs on this account. Poison ivv has glossy foliage ar ranged in the form of three leaf lets 011 .1 stem. It likes to climl trees and poles. Poison oak resembles the ivy plant, but it leaves resemble oa leaves. I* grows in open place: in tangled patches. 'Poison sumac erows in dee swamps, has smooth .leaves, whit berries. -^ QUESTION^ (What ''can I do help my 3-year-old daughter ovei LeRoy Davidson, was recently named professor of art at Yale University. Another big laugh in Uic cultural relations program is hung on the controversial Henry Wallace broadcast which the State Department's Voice, of America beamed to Europe while he was touring over there. State Department got" a lot of criticism from Congress for this, Schwellenbach's Department of Labor has b-:en hit sr hard by Congress that it is now one of the smallest and least potent of government agencies. At the end of is that the script for this broad- ] Hudson who has resigned. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — C. T. 'Charlie' Kramer has been named director of athletics for the Biythevilie high school beginning in September. Mr. Kramer has been elevlsion people. The savved-off Caesar said the , irse of the professional musician 1 s the 'phonograph record. Juke: are bad enough in saloons nnd n hotels to provide the music for veddings, he said. .• "But now they bury people toj| uke boxes." he cried. "Oil no, Mr. Petrillo," protest^ Rep. Kearns, who used to be ' orchestra leader and who still holds | union card. "Yes sir," insisted Little Caesar,[I smashing his chubby hands on theil table. "Right under the casket they 1 ] got the juke box." He had about decided, he said.'l :o allow the manufacture of no'morej phonograph records. The Congress-'! men mentioned complaints from ra- 1 dio stations, mostly about his union I insisting on them hiring musi-'| cians they cion't neeci. "By G—," Replied Petrillo. check- I ing himself with another glance at I the microphones, "you fellows! brought up this subject. The radio.) don't like our contracts. It makesT complaints. JSo we're contemplating'! to allow no station to hire musi-!| cians and feed any other station."! "You mean to eliminate all cliain-l broadcasting of music?" tlemandeOjf Rep. Kearns. "Yes," snapped Caesar. "They'rc'l unsatisfied now. so let 'em be sat-;| isfied," P He protested about the spotlight: 1 for the news reels making hire;I more cockeyed (his word) than nor-: mal. His inquisitors were not syni-'J pathetic. The lamps stayed on whileT the boss musician thought a mo.;l ment about the radio broadcasters!! "Yes, we'll satisfy 'em," he added;f "If they want music, let 'em hlnjl musicians to play it and no monjl of this stuff. If they want to heaij Mr. Toscanini down in Chattano<|ifi| say, let 'em hire Mr. Toscanini go down there and play." And. furthermore, said Pctrflk I glaring toward the Congressmen hi'I a mere biographical sketch. What vocational agricultural director for could not sec through the lights' wasn't generally known at the '.'.n-.i I several years and succeeds Herjry | let no frequency modulation sta :| cas had been prepared by Columbia Broadcasting System, beamed to Latin-America as u routine feature the war Labor had 31,000 employes, several weeks before. State Depart- Today it has about 3500. Cuts — \ War Labor Board ended, U. S. Em- 1 — \ ment's Voice of America'staff had merely picked up the show. Masked bandlls robbed a "used" car lot ii: an Illinois town. They knew where the real money is. * * * If everybody cussed you, you'd !>« contrary, . .Uio—so ilon't blame the weather. * * * A boss is a man who doesn't necessarily work at being a. boss—at home. * * » Tomorrow is the day that always nets rxre just when you have today's problems all figured out. * * * All Ohio man. captured alter a jail break, said he just wanted to get some fresh nlr. A nice compliment for (lie Jail. : IN HOLLYWOOD ••••••••••••••••••••••••I* I ing. All ol Jack Benny's fri ! were insulting him at ;h>- first BY F.RSK1NF. .I01INSOX NEA Staff Cnvri'.sponilciU HOLLYWOOD. July . . I Fred -Allen would luivo l:c v en drool' • friends stag beefsteak dinner tn'vrn by Hollywood's new Friars Club. (Jack consenlcd to appear only after being assured that lit wouldn't be charged for his dinner.) The speaker's .table looked like la million-dollar movie cnst— j'Bunis, Danny Kayo, Gmu^ho Marx. ers of Benny's existence. •P.ut Orson got it. too. Jessel introduced him as the "distinguished everything .When we called up Orson to join us he told me. Til be there. I'll cook the dinner, dress the room, make all the speeches and clean up.'" TOOK IT WITH A SMILE Benny took it all with a smile. "This." said Jack, "is not a spot Jor a suave comedUn." Onck thought it was a mistake to :i;ii>oint Bing Crosby as a Ftiar I Gcorpc Jessel. S.im Ooldwvn Eddie | Wean. "He isn't here tonight," said Cantor Parkyakariuis ' Orson, Jac!i - " In r « ct - ' hc didn't even Welles. Geors-r "Murphy and f.it send in a transcription.'; I O'Brien. The greatest wits in show 1 business, plus the nit-u'it—TJcnny. 'Benny \vas the Friars' first victim—the questionable SHU;*! of hon- I or—in what will hr p. series of 1 roast dinners wilh Jrssel .is roasl-- played with one or two hands instead of four. , ' There is one of Harry J. Fishbein's famous safety plays In today's hand. Assuming now that you have covered the East i West cards, declarer wins the opening lead in dummy with the king diamonds — then what is the correct play? Should he cash the ace of diamonds and discard a club, then take the club finesse? Tlie correct play at this point is I.eroy Dougan, Blytheville featherweight, was awarded the decision over Buddy Baker, in nn cleht- rojmd bout at poplar Bluff, Mo., last night. Virgil Greene, dean of the Blytheville bar, and a candidate for tion think it is going to broadcast! regular miisicap programs. "This frequency what-you-cnll-ivl is a different business," he "and it has got to hire special mu-] sicians." He won't allow Hollywood to sell musical films to television, he SE*i.-5 prosecuting attorney, was injured ! nor will he let the radio folks pipr when his car crashed Into an un- in music from Europe. Day long ih{| lighted car on Highway 61 south of Blytheville Saturday night. Congressmen*kept battering at hiniti .one of them called him a mnnopolil in restraint of trade. 11 "What's that?" Caesar askecif More later on this because the meloj dy, if any, lingers on. SO THEY SAY | master. Jessci started thlnas oif by tell[ ing a (Benny nnccctotr and then adding. "I was married but T cnn't Jack looked at Sheriff Eugene BiscaiHis of Los Angeles and quiplied: "He looks like a sheriff in a Pine and Thomas picture." The Friars just moved Into their new clubhouse—the one-time Clover Club where Hollywood folk once lost thousands at the dice nnd roulette tables. "We were a little late in opening." sairt Jes- The Democrats by their own admission need a $25.000,000 spraying with DDT.—Gov. Thomas E. Dcwcy of New York. * * * v As a nation we are apt lo make n black and white assessment of blame when we are troubled. —Navy Secretary Porrrestal. * » * The rank and file of the American people don't like this foreign spending. It's nt the expense of American progress, and very necessary Investments here at home, such as reclamation. —Sen. Edwin Johnsort (D) of Colorado. * • • Nothing could induce me to run for any public office. I seriously doubt »ny woman could be nominated for vice president, bin even in that eventuality, I could not permit my name lo be entered.—El*»nor Roosevelt. Eddie Cantor 'just rouldn't in-1 lo B cl " 1C diw ollt 0{ herc -" I suit his old Eriend nnd praised | him Instead. So Jessel insnltc;!] 1 Cantor. | "It's easy to wax srntimental,"| 1 said Jessel. "when you haven't 1 any jokes." |THEY SHREDDED REVXY But everyone else vjvped Benny I to shreds. "They charged B5 cents 1 to see Benny's la-*t movie. 'The ... . »», 111 Horn BIOWS at Midnight.- saw] •'/ Hearts Redoubled I Oroucho Marx .who then add-.ttl. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE 4k A9753 »5 « A K 5 2 K 106-1 2 VNone • QJ 107 10532 N W E S Dealer AJ8 W A J IOC • 9643 * AQG AQ VKQD87432 .j. , *KJ5 "^ Tournament — E-W vuT. . South West North East Pnss Pass I * Pass 4 V ' Pass Pass Double Redouble Pass Pass Pass Opening— 4 Q College Gels Rare Folios HAVERFORD, Pa. (UP)—"Perfect" copies of the first, second, third and fourth folios of Shake-] spearc's plays have beeii present-j some Chinese books which wer'J cd to the Haverford College library., lnac i e with leaves of jade are sti! None of the original matter is extant. Tlie inscriptions are ruj missing from the volumes, which] | n wilh arc bound in red morocco. "Thcv charged it but they didn't get it." Fteri Allen, of course, wired from New York: "There isn't a beefsteak big cnouch to cover the black eye Jiick 'Benny has given show business." Pat O'Brien thought Ookiwyn's 'like the Lives.'" Hinges on a Safety l!y WIM.TAM E. McKENNKY Anierka's Card Authority Written for NEA Serrice Before you read any further, T wish you would cover up the East and West cards In today's hand. speech about Benny was much tool In ninny hands that I write, I sentimental. "It soiir.ded." s:\id Pau| wo " lrt 1! ke to give only 13, or 'Best Tears of Our i sometimes 26 cards. But to do so Involves a great deal of corre- Orson Welles crncVd that the spondence, as Invariably many let only reason Benny vas guest ofilcrs come '" '" "" honor was to remind movie nink-' co i-s come in suggesting different the sateiy piay unbinalions of cards cannot be 1 Plays tric slx - the five of hearts. \nd if East goes up with the ace, there is no problem. But suppose that East plays the six-spot, the correct play fron the South hand is the seven There is no holding that will defea his play. If West has the singleton jack or singleton ten, the king of hearts will knock out the ac and the queen will pick up the oth er heart. Tlie double definitely mark East with the ace of clubs, so aftc making the heart play and pick ing up the trumps, declarer slioul go over to dummy's ace of spade, cash the ace of diamonds and dts card the five of blubs from hi own hand, then lead a club froi dummy. But the whole point of the han Is leading the heart and lunkin the safety play of the seven u East Baseball Umpire 5 Arm bone 6 Let blood 7 Bloom 8 While 9 Stair, parts 10 Wets 11 South American rodents 12 Negative 14 German river (suffix) 30 Donkeys HORIZONTAL 1,4 Pictured baseball umpire 11 Nut 13 Reference 15 Skill ' . 1C Believed 18 Beg 19 First murderer 17 Italian river -21 Mouduvard 20 Roman 22 Not as much market day 23 Besides (Scot.) 22 Burdening 25 Painful spots 24 Tracks 26 Purgative 25 Stains 27 Outmoded 28 Two (prefix) 29 Hypothetical force 30 Month 33 Tips . 37 Leg bones. 38 Bo furtive 39 Well-balanced 4.0 Missile •14 Festival 45 Incite 46 Hydrophobia 48 Obtain 49 Igneous rocks 51 Stupefies 53 Reduce to ashes 54 Wager [ VERTICAL ' 1 Ointment : 2 Movement : 3 Note of scale' ' 4 Filament . .. 31 Living on 42 Ascend 43 Tellurium 32Pealer (ah) . 34 He is with the 46 Edge American • 47 Steamship 35 Gift (ab.) 36 Card games 50 Compass poii 40 Facts 52 Tuberculosis 41 Aid (ab.) 2b Ji. 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