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. PAGE SEC BLYTIIEVTLLE '(AKKJ COURIER NEWS THE "BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFP. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 861* Nitkmal Advertising Representatives: W«ll«c« Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Allan!*. Memphis. . Entered u Mcond class matter at the post- eiKet »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act at Con- gresi, October 6, 1817. Member ot The Assoclaleo Ptesa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: »1 carrier to the city ol Blylhevllle or any suburban , town where carrier service u maintained, 20o per week, or £5o pel O'.oatb Bj null, within a radius ol 60 miles ti.OO pel year, (2.00 tor Etx months, $1,00 (or three months; bj mail outside 60 mile zone S 10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations . And this If the record, that God hath clvru to uc eternal life, and this life Is in His Son.— I John 5:11. .; ' • * * * Eternal life does not depend upon our pertec- tlon; but because It does depend upon the grace of Christ and the love of the Spirit, that love •hall prompt us to emulate perfection.—William Adams.'. Barbs Father's education is beginning again—Junior has homework. ; • v ' ' * * + • * A "ladles' wrestling club has been formed In an alabama town. You have to kiiou* how In protect yourself when you go to a daiitc these days. ' '' •* . * » We've always thought It too bad that there aren't enough smiling faces to go around. * * * . Interftrence ^s one of the great helps in football—except wh«n It emanates from (lie pi-ot's. . * • ' * * With some drivers, when the road turns at the same time they do, it's a coincidence. Highest-Caliber Men Should Fill,U.S. Posts Even economy-minded citizens may applaud Congress lor boosting the pay of cabinet members and some 200 other top government executives. Everyone knows that low salaries have long discouraged many able men from accepting government duty. Presidents from 'way back have bemoaned their inability to attract or keep the talent needed for highly responsible posts. The action of Congress will'make these jobs a more powerful magnet. It seems absurd that positions which are of such paramount importance to the American people should go empty or be filled with mediocre men. Citizens in nearly all walks of life should be ready to enter public service if their productive capacities are needed. This duty probably always will represent a sacrifice in some degree, but it should not be too great a one. Many who are called upon to serve will not, of course, wish to make a lifetime career of it. They will prefer to be out of the public eye, to be doing something closer to.their own personal wishes. No amount of money could prevent their return to private pursuits. Thus it seems to us that the effort to improve the caliber of government executives cannot end with hiking their salaries. A way must be found to develop a career service that will produce top-bracket men to form a stable core in government. It isn't, easy to say what we need to assure this objective. Years ago a man bent on a life of public service couldn't find any place to obtain special training. Now numerous colleges offer courses in government administration and policy-making. But some of those eager to raise the quality of administration think these opportunities aren't enough. Occasionally' you hear it suggested that the country ought to have a sort of West Point for government students, a highly specialized, exacting institution that would turn out men acknowledged everywhere as top-level administrators. . If such a school served to enhance the prestige of government dutv, it would probably be well worth establishing. For, in spite of the public attention that normally attaches to government service in executive posls, the prestige value of most of these jobs has never been too high. Men contemplate with pride the idea of a career in medicine or law. They feel no shame at aspiring to the leadership of a business concern. But not many embrace government service with the notion that they will promptly be hailed as distinguished men of standing in society. Until government is viewed generally as a prime outlet for men of talent, it is not likely to solve its manpower needs simply through offering higher «alaries. It might be argued that money will go a long way toward adding prestige to public jobs. But we are inclined to think that something more is needed, something that will give government administration a stamp of distinction growing out of deep psychological satisfactions. No Thank You Russia is playing cagey again. It offers in the United Nations tu toll how many atom bombs it has it' we will do likewise. Offhand that sounds like a pretty fair proposal. But Uit> fact is the Soviet Union would be the chief Leneliciary of such-an exchange. Our scientists agree that Hussia is probably about where we wore in 1S45 in atomic development. That means it has no inure than a handful of bombs. But this country has been stockpiling bumbs for years now. How many we have would be highly useful to our.Communist cousins. In this situation, the United States had better try to struggle along without the helping hand offered by the Soviet Union. Gold in Them Thar Hills Hep. Carrol D. .[(earns, Pennsylvania Republican, has introduced a resolution for an inspection of Fort Knox, Ky. He wants to find out whether all those billions in gold are really there in government vaults as claimed. Keurns, a skeptical fellow, says he hasn't seen the gold and he hasn't been able to discover anybody else who has. The lawmaker does not make clear, however, exactly how wide his contacts are among the guards and vault-keepers ab Fort Knox. We can see possible drawbacks to this inquiry. If a congressional commit- te grocs down there and finds the gold is there after all, it'll come back and spread the word. And how will an economy drive get anywhere with those lawmakers seeing big gold spots before their eyes? Views of Others "Friendly Eyes, Friendly Faces" It was not the flags, (he ticker 'tape or the motorcycle-escort which really ImpiesseVjawa- harliil Nehru when he was welcomed to New York What touched him, he said, was the crowd .which looked at him "with friendly eyes and friendly faces." in the same vein, he said ho was "dn^ied by the great wealth ami prosperity or this country," but that he wfls "attracted more 6y (Its) freedom and championship of freedom." His words thus bear, out the judgment of. Louis Fischer that Nehru is-cWii more a man of heart than of brain. Oh. he has-aii active, precise mind, Cambridge-trained. He kiiGv:s history, economics and politics. But lor his leadership, India's liberation might have been disastrous. "He is more English than Indian in his thoughts and make-up," Gandhi once said of Nehru. But he added that "he is a humanitarian In the sense that he reacts to every wrong, no matter where perpetrated." That is why toaay he is as much interested in the freedom of Indonesia as t u the development of India. This is something for American politicians to remember while the Indian prime minister is a guest in the United States. Washington, naturally, wants India to be the great bastion o! democracy in Asia. TO keep it so, Nehru will nave to be convinced that the western powers are much more sincerely devoted to freedom—to tlie freedom of all people, not merely their own— than Is tlie Soviet Union. That he is predisposed to believe this has often been demonstrated, mail of nil by his support of the decision to keep India tied to the Britisti Commonwealth. He is, however, not u man to Uc impressed by words which are not b.ickcd up with actions. Thus, he. brought representatives of Australia, New Zealand and all the Asiatic UN members to New Delhi to support the Indonesian Repuollc. He is watching the Dutch In that quarter, and he is watching the attitude ol other nations toward the Dutch. Unlike some men in Washington, he is not one to turn his back on wrongs even though committed far Irorn his own door. As for India, he prooably wants nothing so much as food for its still hungry millions. Here is a cliancc to put American farm "iirptu.scs to good rise. It is a chance which ought to be taken without lying too many bows of red tape, intellectually, Nehru has long appreciated the united States. He is a chance to win his hear! tlie heart which rules him even more than the Heart. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY Unless we set the complete co-operation between the executive departments and Confess. we aie not going lo maKC any real lax sauugs. —Sen. Robert fialt. ill., Ohio). * ». * The Russians may now lecl tha'. they can blackmail us with threats of lislii;. atomic weapons. We miiM not give in. It never ;M\S (<i pay blackmail, least oi ay to Communists.—John foster Dulles. * * * I hope that when the Navy and Air Force get ail their troubles settled, the Aimy as u.stial, will go along.—President Triiuun, uu uiulication problems. It May Take a Lot of Hammering Washington News Notebook Housewiyes Getting Part of Blame For High Retail Prices on Foods WASHINGTON — (NEA> — Congress is Investigating the possibility .that retail foot! prices are not coming down as fast as farm prices because American housewives are getting ,luzy. Evidence that this Is trii. has already been laid before the Sen- „„ „„ nte Agriculture Subcommittee on alrcadv"'trimmed .Utilization of Farm Crops, headed ?he butcher so 5 by Sen. Guy M. Gillette <D-Iowa>. Gillette's group Is going into the whole question of why the cost of food from the farmer to the consumer seems to have Increased out of proportion to fium prices and the general prcie rise since the war. When the Investigation was started last summer the committee expected to find Increase inefficiency in the food distribution system, and possibly exorbiant profts being by tiic food middlemen. They taken have found snme evidence of both of these tilings. But they have also discovered that U. S. housewives must share some guilt for keeping food prices up. What it amounts to, the modern j woman Is demanding food from the grocery store which is all ready to throw into the pot or frying pan, with an absolute minimum of working on by her. She wants more canned goods and ready-prepared foods. She wants her fresh vegetables already trimmed, washed and sorted before they are even put on the grocery counter. The frozen foot! business, where the meal Is dumped [rom package lo pan, Is booming- Culting Alt Corners She wants food put up In small- er packages, to serve two-or three persons, so she doesn't have to bother to measure or save what's left- She wants processed foods and bread with a lot of built-in- vitamins, so she doesn't have to worry about balanced dleU. She wants only the choice cuts of meat, and prepared by she doesn't have to Improvise cooking methods. and seasoning lo Improve flavor. She wants "Instant" coffee and "in- ,staut" potatoes which require the irninihuirn' cooking skill of boiling water. Since the war the food industry has had to cater to this changing demand. Pood processors have told Gillette's group that these new-fangied services don't come for free. It costs money to.put extra vitamins in bread. Putting up foods in smaller cartons means extra cardboard, paper, and cellophane. Canning foods requires several cooking processes in a factory, plus the cost of the tin or srlass containers. Freezing and distributing frozen foods Is extremclv expensive. The housewife thinks that she Is setting more for her money by havimr all bnne anrt fat cut off her meat. Rut she Is losing soup stock and frying fat and ends up paying more because the butcher hart to work on the meat longer. Good Illustration The high cost of mtlk Is another example cited . by Senator Ciillcttce. More and more house- costing. wives are demandin git be delivered to the door, jf they bought It at the grocery store it would be as much a s two cents a quart cheaper, he reveals. That's about a 10 per cent saving. A Chicago attorney wrote Gillettee saying that some milk rontemen were making 510,000,s year. The housewife pays for this salary, as well as all of the other food services *hlch she Is now requiring. The long-time statistics of the Department .-of" Agriculture prove that the Increased demand for processed food Is a' very recent trend. For the last 20 years the farmer and the food middlemen—the grocers, canncrs, packers, wholesalers and distributors—have been taking about a 50-50 cut of the retail food dollar with the fanner. Just recently however, Gillette's com-1 mitlee has discovered that something radical is happening to this divvy. Farmers' prices are going down. But retail food prices are staying about the same, and in some cases going up. Just exactly how big a factor the housewife's laziness Is In t/is phenomena Is what Senator Gillette is determined to find out. The handsome, gracious senator is far too much of a gentleman to conic right out and say that the American housewife Is getting lazy. But he says that he wants her to be sure she knows exactly what her new freedom from the kitchen Is MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1949 IN HOLLYWOOD fly Ersklnc Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—You figure out this one: Before their separation. Alldie Murphy and Wanda lirndrix played their important love scenes for . "Sierra." UI brars hats looked all the film, called it "unsatisfactory," | and ordered retakes. Audie and Wanda, meamvhile, hnd called their lawyers. They replayed the love scenes between glares. The brass hats Icckcd at the new film. Announced the studio: "Wonderful." ElyjC.Knox is boning out of the Ann Howe role in the Joe Palooka series at her own request, Monoprnm will st^ge a nation-wide "For Blonde.'! Only" contest to find a replacement. There won't be two Valentino film biographies after all. Independent producer Jan prlppo hns thrown In the sponge and will Join Eddie Small in producing a bis-time epic. Small's lawyers convinced Grippo that the former has priority on the picture because he already has $300,- GGO invested In the story. Red Skelton heard about the ccmcdy scenes In "Battleground" and n.skcd M-G-M to sec the picture. "How'd you like it?" he was asked. "Orral." said nrrt, "I'm jl.ifl ' saw It before Milton hcrlc. Now I've "ot six new mindly routines." LXm't worry. Red. Milton. accord- Ing to Warner Brothers, Is now stealing from himself. The stwiio says he's lifting stuff fro:n his recently completed movie. "Always Leave Them Laughing; for his TV fltov.: Tlie Brothers Warner aren't laughing. Well !lr Watching F.ishlon prediction from Parfl- moiuit.i Edilh Head: "U. S. women *ui be busting out in sweater silhouettes this spring. Sweaters, not blouses, will be the thing. Were going to have sweaters made of all kinds of fabrics." Goody, goody. Irrssrs. She's makeup testing at Just a bad case of hives. Shelley and hwpit.i! visit was for a stomach disorder. N'o\y .shes. confessing it was Parley Granger are still an item. He returned Irom San Francisco by plr.ne the other morning and Shelley was there to meet him. Wonder if Shelley and Montgomery Clift will get together now that thej;re in "An American Tragedy." Bettv Ciarrctt is out of "The Skipper Surprised His wife." She surprised the studio with her baby announcement. . . . Gloria de Haven leaves M-G-M to free-lance after she completes "Summer Stock." • * * Susan Haywird has dwltleil Ilial the makeup shades shes been usitii: aren't bright enough to fully Iressrs. She's makeup IcstlnK a'l "implement her light auburn M;ix Factors, with special lints formulated io meet the situation. I'll bpt Susie Rets another Oscar nomination for Goldwyn'j "Sly Frinllsh Ilc.irl." - Steve Hannagan and Ann Sheridan are dating again. .1.'. Merle Obcrcn will do another movie for RKO and then return to Paris to make her home. ... If that girl who thought Bob Walker was flirting with her is reading this, she can set her mind at ease. Bob Ls 1-iScinft tre.itments for a nervous twitch In hts eye. Missed the Boat- Hollywood can blush again for not recognizing Janet Blairs lal- ent.s. Shcs up for four new Broadway shows. . . . Get your loot- »aimers ready: Sonja Hetlie has started rehearsals for her new Ice show which starts in December. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Bj- William T.. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for fs'EA Service Of Woe on Herself Expert Tells Tale 1 nave just had an opportunity to look through Helen Sobel's new book entitled "All the Tricks!" it is different from any bridge book I have seen in a long time. Helen Sobel has long been rated the outstanding woman bridge player of the world You will even lind some experts rating her as one of the 10 outstanding players of all time among men and women. A A V J 8 7 .1 • AQ 1054 . +J95 Tournament—Neither vul. South West North East 1 » Pass IV 2 * 2 V Pass 4 » Pass Her book Is light enough to oe fascinating, humorous enovgh to keep you smiling, and on top of that, it has some mighty fine bridge logic. I liked today's hand, taken from the chapter entitled "Two Utile Old Ladies." I liked it because an author Is' not always willing to tell a story on himself, and that is what Miss Sobel does here. Miss Sobol (North) was playirif Front in East-West Cold War Moves Behind the Iron Curtain By DeWItt MicKeruIe AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Sensational as Is the election of Yugoslavia to the United Nations Security Council over the fierce protests and threats of Russia we shouldn't make the mistake of lumping to the conclusion that this signals a new American policy in the cold war. True, the United stales led the The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin r. Jordan, M.D Written for NEA Service Everyone • knows about penicillin and the remarkable effects which it has on certain diseases. Recently two new substances somewhat like penicillin have been developed which have brought another group of diseases under frontal attack These relatives of penicillin have been obtained from living germs commonly found In ordinary soil These preparations arc aureomy- c!n and chloromycetin; they are related to still another known as slrcptomydn which lias been available for a somewhat longer time Aureomycin which was the first of the two available In quantity appears to be of value In several diseases caused by germ-like organisms known as Ricketlsiu Rickcttslae cause a number of diseases among which are Rocky Mountain spotted fever and q fever, both of which have been discussed in these columns. Aureomy- cin also appears to be ol value in parrot fever which carries the technical name of psittacosis. Rallies Typhoid Favorable reports have appeared from the use of aureomycln in typhoid and related infections, certain infections of the urinary tract, brucellosis or imdulant fever, and several other kinds of infections. Both these substances have not been tried long enough to be absolutely sure of dosage in all cases, nor to decide which is better than the other. Enough work has been done, however, to - show that both are enormously helpful In the battle against many of the Infectious diseases which could not previously be successfully conquered by anything available. It Is practically certain that. a whole new group of Infections will eventually be brought under control by the use of one or both of these preparations, or perhaps others still to be discovered. . • * • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions fr.om readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column. • * • QUESTION: Should a woman who Ms pregnant travel? My husband wants me to go to New York with him and the doctor says. to travel at- my own risk. ANSWER: There' is apparently some risk in -traveling,, especially during the early months of pregnancy. Some women have no difficulty but others, especially those who have a history of easy miscarriages, can get into trouble. Each case has to be decided by itself on the basis of the importance of the trip. '• / against two little old ladies of the type one often meets in tournaments, and at card parties. When the bidding was completed, the little old lady in (he West position promptly led the queen of clubs out of turn. The tournament director was called, and he told Miss Sobel she could call for a lead from the correct leader. West picked up the queen of clubs, and Miss Sobel smilingly asked East to lead a diamond—and then It happened. The little old lady said she had no diamonds. Now the director told her she was free to lead whatever she wanted, and she led a small club. When Miss Sobel played the nine from dummy, West won the trick with the ten-spot, led back a diamond and East ruffed. The little old lady came back with a club, West won it with the queen and led back another diamond. . . and Miss Sobel's perfectly sound contract of four hearts was defeated. Western legion against the R«d bloc in the p«ace organization. But that didn't represent a new Washington policy. It was a strategic development, under a long standing policy which was to fight the cold war to a finish—to take advantage of every device to push the Russians back (o their own frontiers. The revolt of Marshal Tito against the dictatorship of the Kremlin provided an opportunity upon which America and other Western nations have seized. However, the drama staged in the election of Yugoslavia to the Security Council was a sequel to America's move weeks ago In selling steel mill equipment to Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito to bolster him In his resistance u> Russia. Another Step In Cold \Var Thus the United Nations vote was merely another sign of a development which had started previous- < ly but which had lacked the dramatic qualities to impress Its full slg- " nificance on the general public. The real significance of the event Is that iVestern action in the cold war has advanced into tile preserves of the Communist bloc. At long last we are operating behind the Iron curtain. ° As previously indicated, the strategy which marked the support of communist Yugoslavia In the United Nations really had Us inception when Tito wig-wagged to the United Slates for steel mill equipment Mid for monetary loans. That called for a major decision In Washington for which the Marshal had broken with his masters in Moscow, he still remained a communist and a dictator fn his own right. Should America back Tito and so strengthen his hand in his resistance to Moscow? The point of such a move, of course, wouldn't be affection for Tito but that here might be a chance to enlarge the brea of freedom in Eastern Europe Unrest Behind Iron Curtain There is unrest among most, U not all, of the Russian satellites Successful resistance by Yugoslavia to moscow might well encourage other Eastern European states to follow Washington decided to strengthen tlto's hand, and acted accordingly The U. N. election battle was just a part ol the plan which evolved from that decision. This meant no change of policy but merely the seiz- U onc f a " opportulli ''5' to '"rther that So It Is safe to assume that w* .shall see other moves along this ;me. In a speech on foreign policy a couple of nights ago in New York. Secretary of State Acheson branded Kussla. as the "aggressively Imperialist power of our times." He charged that the Soviet Union is trying to 'extent! its dominion" and to spread 'confusion and disintegration In those parts of the world beyond Its grasp. Acheson appealed for popular understanding of great foreign policy issues. He declared it Is the American citizens, "acting directly through public opinion and through the Con- press, who decide the contours of our policies and whether those policies shall go forward or waver or stop." 75 Years Ago In Blvtheville Flags f!ew on Blytheville streets today in honor of the 39th annual convention of the Arkansas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy which opened this afternoon at Hotel Noble In welcoming the guests to Blytheville these will speak briefly Mrs. Henderson c. Hall, president of the hostess chapter; Miss Patty Shane, president of the Children of. the Confederacy; Mayor Cecil Shane, W. J. Wunderlfch, vice- president of the Chamber of Commerce; Russell Phillips, president of the Rotary Club; c. J. Little commander of the American Legion post; Mrs. O. W. McCutchen, Legion Auxiliary; Marcus Evrard president of Lions Club; Mrs. J. W Bader, Womans Club; Mrs. James W. will. Jr., Delphlans; Mrs. R L Bradley, PTA; Mrs. J. G. Barnes;' Mrs. Chester Babcock, Mrs. M' Pitzsimmons. The program was arranged by Mrs. James B. .:ark, Blytheville; Mrs. Chas. A. Haynes, Hope; Miss Aurelle Burnside, El Dorado; arid Mrs. L. M. Hudson, Turrell. Beast of Burden HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Depicted small 1 Wands' donkey 2 Astronomy 6 Relatives muse 13 Sign of zodiac 3 Tear 14 Treachery 15 Light touch 16 Blacksmith 18 Musical direction 19 Atop 20 Processions 22 Transpose (ab.) 23 Pleasant v 25 Algonquian Indian 27 Spoke 28 Shoe part 29 North Dakota (ab.) 30 H used in mountains 31 Measure o( cloth 32 Master o[ ceremonies (ab.) 33 Identical 35 H is a animal 38 Wing-shaped 33 Dash 40 Preposition 41 Burned with hot water 47 "Smallest Stale" (ab.) 48 Tilt aa Profit 51 Limb 52 Made into law 54 Crush 56 Hunting dogs 57 Feed cattle •1 Anent 5 Greek mount 6 Greek portico 7 Angered 8 Withered 9 Tantalum (symbol) 10 Worm 11 Decayed 12 Trapped 17 Hour (ah.) 20 Hawkers 21 Was frugal 24 Motion picture 26 Scamp 33 Fries lightly 34 Mountainous 36 Fondle 37 Chess piece 42 Delicacy « Slate 44 Boys «Two (prefix} 46 Girl's name 49 Strike gently 51 Mongoloid 53 Court (ab.) 55 Magnesium (symbol)

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