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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1950 THK BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •-• - THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A, HAINES, Assistant Publisher - A. A. PREDRICKSON, AssoclaU Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: W«ll»ce Witmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit AtUnU, Memphis. Entered fcs second class matter at the post- offict at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- frcu, October 9, 1*17 ; Member ol The Associated Pres» 6OBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or »nj suburban town where carrier service is main- Ulrted, 20c per week, or 85c pel month Bj mall, within a radius ol 60 miles (400 pa year, 12.00 (or six months. il.OO tor three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, (10.00 per yea: • payable In advance Meditations And In that day shall the deaf hear the words of (he book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obseurily, and out of darkness.—Isaiah 29:18. * + » Oh, OH that day, that I'rathful day, When man to judgment wakes from clay, He Thou. O Christ, the sinner's stay, Though heaven and earth shall pass away. —Walter Scott, Barbs Most girls seem to prefer learning popularity by male. * * * When a couple of teen-agers are talking, why dotsn't the operator just tell us the line Is dizxy? : * * • * You may know your onions, but it's just as • Important to know your beans, com, etc,, this summer, * • * * A Michigan woman robbed a man to slve money to her husband. But It's hard to train them that way. * • v We've already seen the biggest fish of the season—sitting right" on the bank. Issues Were Clear in Florida; Middle-Readers Victorious The decisive ^victory scored over Sen. Claude Pepper by Rep. George Smathers . in the Florida primary must be viewed : as a triumph for the middle-readers. The result means, of course, that Smathers will go to the Senate. In over- '' whelmingly Democratic Florida, the fall •: < election is normally a mere formality. The primary is the real test. The 36-year-old winner, a former Marine who once was a protege of Pepper's, campaigned on a platform that was essentially anti-Administration. He spoke out for retention of the Taft-Hartley Law, against President Truman's health program, against his civil rights planks. He defined the issue as the "free . state vs. the jail state." - Furthermore, Smathers bitterly assailed Pepper for alleged softness toward, communism at home 'and abroad. This part of his campaign was largely personal, but voters could have gained the impression that Smathers would ally himself in the Senate with those trying to ferrit out any traces of communism in the government. Pepper, on the other hand, placed . himself right in the vanguard of the Fair Deal. He urged repeal of Taft-Ilart- ley and passage of Mr. Truman's health plan. In this latter he went beyond Sen. Herbert H. Lehman, who found it wise to adopt a more conservative position in the 19'19 New York campaign. Pepper defended his attitude toward Hussia by saying he was sympathetic only so long as there appeared real hope of getting along with Stalin. He resorted to platform antics in an effort to discredit Smathers' charges on this score. On the civil rights issue, Pepper found himself in a difficult spot. He contended that he is today against a fair employment practices commission, though he voted for a federal agency of that sort in wartime Smathers suggested the senator was trying to play both sides of the street, that lie actually is behind the President on all civil rights proposals. There seems to be no question that many Florida Republicans registered as Democrats to cast their vole against Pepper. Undoubtedly, too, Smathers got the bulk of the business vole. Bui tliese elements alone could not have accomplished Pepper's defeat by so broad a margin. Smathers commanded Ihc support of veterans, of young voters who liked his looks and Ins University of Florida back- grovind, of doctors who favored his stand against health insurance. And, judging by Ihc geographic breadth of his victory, he cut sharply into the labor and minorities groups which Pep- per relied upon heavily. In the light of the sharp division between the two men on basic national .questions, any argument by Pepper or his Administration supports that this campaign was "purely local and personal" should not be taken too seriously. Rains Came—But How? The scientific rainmakers hired by New York City to produce some extra rain to help fill the city's depleted reservoirs must be pretty unhappy by now. Countless times their experiments have been postponed—on account of rain. On other occasions, they've seeded clouds wilh the necessary chemicals, only to find later that it rained over a wide area anyway. Thus making il impossible lo tell what effect their work actually had. Above all, the scientist dearly loves what lie calls the "controlled experiment." The test, ,lhat is, where oilier factors are so carefully measured that the el'fecl of a new twist can be gauged beyond doubt. The New York rainmakers have been engaged in experiments that probably rank with the most uncontrolled tests in history. Views of Others Something to Justify The 100-day Chrysler strike hiis ended. Both company and union stand under the shadow of a sober question: How much of this loss to wage earners, to stockholders, to the productive wealth of the nation was unavoidable? What union demands were of such paramount importance thai 144,000 breadwinners had to bo forced back on their savings or into debt? In what demands or combination of demands did the company foresee greater harm than has been done by three months without production? It may be some time before these questions can be fully answered nnd the blame fairly apportioned. The immediate and still bitter statements by union and company give little light. Waiter Reuther's salute to the returning workers for their victory over the "blind selfishness" of the corporation sounds like mere name-calling. Chrysler Vice-President Herman L. Weckler's assertion that the men could have won substantially the same benefits at the conference table without a single day's strike will take some proving. Only after threat of strike did the company offer any pension olan at all. And 11 then stood fast behind an unfunded pension, backed only by its own promise to pay. Just one plausible and definite clue to the length of the strike has emerged thus far. It came from a labor source, but reflects unfavorably on the union: Once idleness had really Dtgun to pinch the workers, the United.; Automobile Workers leadership and that^f its Chrysler local In particular felt compelled lo win more than the Ford local had won without a strike. The hardships then had to be justified by the result. This Is a situation with potentialities that promise little good for anyone. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Logical Words From Lodge Senator Lodge, in his remarks lo Raymond P. Brandt, chief of the Post-Dispatch's Washington bureau, said something which all Republican Senators should think over before they join the Whcrrys against bipartisanship on foreign policy. Said the Massachusetts Senator: Bipartisan foreign policy means to me that foreign policy will not be used for political advantage; that is, the Republicans should not criticize for political reasons and the Democrats should not claim credit tor political reasons. Scnntor Lodge, breaking with the example of his grandfather In the League of Nations fight, has wisely and soundly put nallonal policy ahead of partisanship. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH So They Say We arc . . . determined Unit communism shall not by hook or crook or trickery undermine our country or any other free country lhat desires to maintain lls freedom.—Secretary of state Dean Acheson. • * * We'll run sacred—Democratic boss William Boyle, on 1950 elections. • * * The cjuestion of unemployment obviously will be one of the toughest problems we arc going to (ace in the next couple of years.—Rep. John F. Kennedy, D., Massachusetts. • * * Today the chief thrcal in the world is undoubtedly that of soviet expansion. This should not blind us, however, to the -niportanrc of jook- ing closely at the -situation in Germany to sec what is happening there. Sen. llarley Kilgore. D., West Virginia, on German nationalism. * * * Only an informed public opinion can win the peace.—Dwight D. Elsenhower. • * * H wuild mean oui economic deslmclion <nd Ihc end of the American way of life as we know it now.—Eastern Airlines President Eddie Rickcn backer, on possibility of World War m. « * » There's a gcnf-ra' feeling among (arm leaders Hut we'd bettei ^incthlng lo get Hie farm program on a r d basis.-John Davis, president of National Council or Farmer Co-opcra- tivcs. Is That YOUR Hat, Harold? PRESIDENT EVEPTO OCCUPXTHE WHITE Way to Win Gold War Not Easy One to Find Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Congress Up at Plate in April Does Little to Boost Its Box Score WASHINGTON _(NEA>— Congress kept its customary dow baiting average in April. It completed action on only 10 bills which the President signed and made into law. This brings the four-months' record of the second session of the 81st Congress to 40 laws enacted. Considering the tact that the House took a 10-day B;astcr vacation, this April record 1 s n o worse, though no better^ than the average pace set ;o far this year. • As usual, most )f the laws pass- id last month v e r e of routine, nature. There was a law to amend the Dist- EDSON rlct'of Columbia alcohol beverage control act. And another to permit edcral empolycs to remain on ex- lense account allowance, if they become 111 while traveling on government business. There was a law approved (or promoting the rehab- litation of the Navajo and Hop! Indian tribes. Another authorized members of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics stall to ittencl graduate ' research schools without loss or pay or leave. Only two laws of any importance passed last month were the amendments to the National Housing Act and the awarding of medals to the] frauds and one of the authors of The DOCTOR SAYS Millions of people enter the hospitals every year, either because of llncss, or more happily, for child- ilrth. None of these millions ever •ntcr a hospital which does not have nurses. Indeed, it would be un- hinkablc to have a hospital without uir£es, and no hospital today could tperate without them, it is only :uir, therefore, that nurses should be given more attention and some ribute paid to their devoted serv- ces. Modem nursing owes its origin to the Rreat Florence Nightingale, the anniversary of whose birth occurs on May 12. Until her reforms began to take effect, hospitals were almost all filthy buildings. Patients with infections lay side by side with those who had no germ infections at all. The results of this lack of cleanliness and elementary knowledge of prevention of disease can only be imagined. People who went to hospitals died like 'flies. Many of the pre-Nightingale era considered themselves practically condemned to death—smd they were right! Florence Nightingale's first bi; opportunity came when the Crimean War broke out in 1854, She offered her services as a nurse. She found on her arrival at the scene of hostilities that In the barrack hospital alone there were four miles of wounded soldiers lying Ics.s than 18 inches apart. This was years before the part played by germs ii diseases was known or the principles of antiseptic surgery discovered, but Florence Nightingale realized nevertheless that efficient nursing demands cleanliness. She founc that the hospital had no basin, towel, soap or broom in the whole place She set to work with pail and scrub brush and cleanliness follower shortly. The kitchen and the store keep!tig quarters received her at , tentions next and required an equa I amount of cleanup and reform. Of course, she revolutionized th profession of nursing. Before he day most nurses came In an entire ly different model. They had ha little training and their attitud toward patients was for from tlm nine Navy plane crew members killed when their patrol bomber was shot down by the Russians. That last law sot through Congress in less than a week—showing what Vte lawmakers can do when (hey have a mind to. Pity the Poor Farmer Rep. George M. Grant of Alabama once introduced a bill to create a National Farmer's Day. Labor Day was observed as a national holiday, he reason, so why should there be a day to honor, the farmers? When Sen. George Aiken of Vermont heard about it, he remarked with Yankee dryness: 'Maybe it would be a good idea. We could turn it into R day of prayer to protect the farmer from congressmen and other people who are always trying to give him something he doesn't want." Right Book, Wrong Author National Association of Manufacturers' "News" recently carried a review on a new book, "P.eace by Investment," written by Benjamin A. Javits. NAM's review credited the book to the New York Republican congressman, "celebrated as a bold thinker . . . who thinks big thoughts." Only trouble with this is that the congressman's name happens to be Jacob K. Benjamin A. Javits is his Javits. older brother, a New York lawyer, who helped uncover the Ivar Kreuger the NRA blue eagle laws of depression days. "? Steel Prexy Has Committce-itis U. S. Steel Corporation President Benjamin F. Fairiess has been Wash- before congressional investigating committees. Senator O'Mahoney's Joint Economic Committee has been looking into Big Steel's price increases. Rep. Emanuel Celler's Judiciary | spending a lot of time in ing ton, lately, appearing By DeWJU MacKcmle Al» Foreign Affairs Analyst British Foreign Minister Beviu and U.S. Secretary of State Ache* son are up against a particularly tough problem in their London dis- cussloti of ways and means for wining the cold war. They are confronted wilh 42$ * Dressing need of safeguarding -SI •conomic position of the dcmocra- :ies, while at the same lime they nust provide a military security vhlch Is sapping the economic life. U is a vicious circle which has been produced by Soviet strategy. However, many close observers lold that the Western nations have >cen contributing (inadvertently, jut none the less contributing) to the success of (his Russian scheme j hrough lack of organization. While the Communists are presenting an ostensibly solid front, the Western nations continue to find difficulties cooperating. The London Times (liberal with conservative leanings) declares that 'at no time since tlie war have Western statesmen gathered in raver circumstances." The Times says that far more has been heard recently about the doubts and differences that divide the Western powers than about the tremendous enterprises and common Interests that unite them. The paper thinks the reverses in Asia have found the West without an answer, and believes the answer lies In the direction of more effective organization of the will power and mi- terlal resources of the Atlantic community. Of course the question of how to increase European unity Is one of the paramount questions being considered by Messrs. Acheson < Bevin. And we impatient onloy must recognize that It's far eler to state the problem than to solve it. The economic interests of Western Europe arc so complicated that in some instances they oppose one another. Moreover, Europe as a whole' Look a terrific beating in the world war and the money which must now be expended for military preoaredness Is needed for rehabilitation. A concrete Illustration of this complicated situation can be .seen of the "ministering angel," the Ideal | m Germany. It ts agreed generally of which was ushered in by Flor-1 thal the economic rehabilitation of encc Nightingale. Germany is vital to the recovery of Labored Under Handicap | Western Europe. But Britain is Miss Nightingale was an invalid I fear . ful of German competition In most of her life which made her accomplishments all the more remarkable. She is considered the founder of modern nursing. Since Florence Nightingale's time, the nursing profession has gone through many trials and tribulations. In some respects and at some Subcommittee has been probing ' periods, nurses have truly been the the growth,of monopoly power. "Up j forgotten servants of medicine. to now. most of as you know, I've spent 1 They have been underpaid and ov- my time in O'M a honey's I erworkcd. Now their economic slt- dog house," Fairiess said in a speech the other day. Then he added: "But I'm moving over to Emanuel's cellar." ~ War Story Holds Lesson Rear Admiral James Fife, Jr., one of the U. S. Navy's greatest submariners, Is due for'retirement this /ear. One of his favorite stories j of the silent service concerns the ' U. S. S. Gar. Off Truk in the last [ war, it fired a torpedo at a Jap • ship and missed. As a result it got two hours of depth bombing and had a pretty rugged time waiting out the. attack. Finally a colored mess boy, who had been down in the galley trying to figure out all this shaking up he was getting, came into the control room with a pot of coffee. "Boy," be observed, Sw EDSON on Page 9 IN HOLLYWOOD Ky Ersklne Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD -- —- Exclusively Yours: Margaret O'Brien will be Hollywood's highest-paid star in summer stock thus year. She'll collect 54000 a week for six weeks of 'Guest in the House.". . . NBC is waving a, check for $1,500.000 at Jack Benny to return to the network for radio and TV appearances. Anne Baxter, usually satisfied with any old wardrobe, will be given the Lana Turner glamor treatment in her next, "All About Eve." She's always said: "I'd rather be known nn actress than as a clothes banger.". . . Barbara Bel Geddes has a new look via a nose bobbing, Cigar smoking, claims Richnrd Tukey, cigar industry publicity man. Is "the last pleasure reserved exclusively for men," But he sheepishly confessed, it's the ladies who can make or break cigar-smoking habits of U.S. males. Tukcy was in Hollywood in the interest, of his campaign to sell women on the idea that men should smnke cigars. He had a lot nf pamphlets "Hearts and Humidors: Or How to Buy Cigars for Your Man," a fash- Ion "code* 1 for smokers am! enough cash in his kick to host 11 Holly wnml night club clgaret— o — girls si a steak dinner a1 the Brown Derby. After dinner Tukcy lit a cigar nnd told the "cigar'* girls that citrars should be selected to "fit the face and please the personality." Then dium stint with Jack Benny this summer. Then both will swat some ;olf balls on and. a vacation In Scot- Evelyn Keyes' explanation of why she's using only about two cents worth of makeup for her role "Cost of Living": "At Columbia they smeared layers of stuff on me. I felt like my face was in a The guck made me look like a phony doll/' Evelyn says she's going to let the month of Juno pass right by without getting any hankering to be a bride. "I'm too busy lor romance— I think." she said. Shades of Ray Millancl: In "Harvey," Jimmy Stewart hi tins his bottle behind a large volume on the slirlf of his library. The book is titled: "The Bourbon Dynasty." •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By Oswald Jacob? XVrillcn for XEA Service Don't Risk Big Loss To Make Small Gain "Please tell us who was more lo blame In this hand." requests a Cincinnati reader. "The result was neither pleasant nor protltable—ex- cept to our opponents." "There was no'htng much to the . . - . - play at three spades. West, opencii lie passed out cigar cutlers for the diamonds, and East tool; two tricks wear on ribbons around their necks. \o, They Cried A cheesecake pic tun- of Wanda Hendrix in the ads for "The Admiral Was a Lady' 1 has given the censors Ihc screaming willies. . . The Peter Lawforrt-Sharman Douglas romance is far from dead. He's phoning her twice a day. . . . Mario Lanza will do "The Gay Desperado" after the life of Caruso . . , P-uil Hochuli. drama editor of the Houston Press, played a bit role in "The Eagle and the Hawk" so Houston gets the film's world premiere next week. , , Looks like everyone is wrong about, the Alice Fave-Phil r Harris domestic problems. Alice will 1 trot Rlon? with him for his Palla- in that suit. East tlicn led the queen of clubs, and they look- three tricks in that suit" After that I still had to losi two trump tricks to West, Down 800 points! "My partner's first comment was that I ought to have my head examined tor bidding three spades I said nc should have bid three heart? right over three diamonds Then I'd have known he had a really strong suit. Even it he haci bid four hearts, we'd tiave savec poliHs — because he had honors Desldcs, they might not have doubled hearts. "What do you thlnkv Was South or North more responsible (or the loss?" I'm sorry to dlsaRret »lth my correspondent, but I have to in thLs "ase. North was quite right, and South was too ambitious. *K3 \ < i '4k Q 1087 V7Z «Q76 + A98 I t AK j m » 85 ^ V 4 2 (DEALER) N W E s 11 84 A6 VQ05 » AK 10 93 *QJ 106 A A J9542 ¥63 »J4 + K53 North 1 ^ Pass Pass N-S vul. East Soulh West 2 • 2* 3 4 Pass 3 A Double P: ss Pass nation is gradually improving. But today as always, the ideals of the nursing profession remain service to suffering humanity rather than financial or economic, gain. Girls do not go into nursing to get rich. IS Years Ago Today Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Raycler announce the birth of a son at their home on North Fifth Street, Thursday morning. The baby who weighs seven pounds, has been named Jan Wayne. Harmon Robinson spent yesterday in Memphis as guest of Miss Ann Robinson, of Hollywood. Calif., who is making a picture of Carnival Time. Judge and Mrs. G. E. Keen and Mrs. S. P. Martin will leave tomorrow for Washington, D.C. for a ten day stay. While away Judge and Mrs. Kech wtll go lo Carlisle, Pa., for a brief visit with their daughter, Mrs. George M. Powell and Lieutenant Powell. Mrs. Martin will be the guest of her daughter, Mrs, Joe Litzelfelner and family. Among those in Memphis last night for the Ted Fio-Rito dance at Ellis Auditorium were Mr. and trade, and France is afraid of militarily strong Germany, TTus gives a bird's eye glimpse of the Western situation, but it's only part of the story. We mustn't for. get that this cold war Is a two front war, and the western powers are up against an equally stiff and in many respects more complicated position in Asia, where French and Dutch special • are heavily involved. Part of the past lack of unity among the Western powers is put down by some observers to self-interest. It may be. too. that it has been in part due lo the fact that ?cme Western powers have clung to the wishful thinking that, after alt. Russia would in due course Rbandqn her cold war and play ball with the West. • But that x phase of hope seem* lo have come to an end. The West now recognizes fully that Russia has no thought whatever of ending the cold war but intends to continue the Red crusade to a bitter finish. It is in this new atmosphere that Ac^eson pnd Bevin are meetnig, and in which they will join with -Foreign Minister Hchuman of France for n three day conference which Is widely held to be the most important of its kind since the war, They recognize that they must plan for a continuation of the cold war. They recognize, too, that greater cooperation and organization must be achieved. Tnat is one of the important items on the agenda. The ther situations such as that grow- Western allies want Lo avoid fur- .t Mrs. Charles Crigger. Jr.. Miss ing out of Britain's crcognition Maxinn Wallace, Ed Williams. Jim- Communist China while mie Edwards and James Guard. and France withheld reco TropicaJ Mammal 'Answer to Previous Puzzle Let's see what Soiiih was competing for. The opponents had climbed all the way up to three diamonds. They had no part score, they could not score a game by, making three diamonds. (Actually they would have made an overlrick .but that would give them only 20 points more.) The full value of their contract—giving t part score a value of rouphly 50 points—would, have ben less than 150 points. Hence South gave up soo points to prevent the opponents from getting about one-sixth of that amount. Now let's see what South stood to gain. j North's failure lo rebid indicated' that he had a minimum o- near- j minimum opening bid. Therefore South could not hope to make a game. The North hand couldn't possibly be strong enough to fill In the gaps. The danger was certainly clear enough. The spades, even though six cards In length, were very shabby. The situation might IIBVC been a good deal worse. North might have held the king of diamonds, and perhaps a much weaker he.irt suit. That sort of set-up tvould have..cost 1100 or 1400 points instead of a mere 800! It Is poor policy to risk a severe loss when the best you can hpoe for is a small gain. South should have been content to let the oppo- nenls play the hand at three diamonds. 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