The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 15, 1947 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 15, 1947
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BLTfTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW! TUESDAY, JULY 15, 19-17 COURIER TH» COURIER HZWB OO. H. W. HAHOE8, Publltber JAMES L. VKRSOXFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising HUU NEWS < «et» Matte**! Adwrttelnt BeproenUCWa: Will** WttaMr 00, New Tort. Chlc«o, Detroit, AUtnta. _ Xnr, Afternoon Bicept Sunday „, u Mcond dm matter at the post- i »ytJie»lUe, Arkansa*. under act of Con- grtss, October 9. »H. , . .-' aim* bf tte Cnlted Prew •• SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BT carrier In t*e city ol Blytheville or any autar^ui town- wh«« carrier service Is main- •W? %T.' S£ KS& M.OO per ri&torts 'ir^rvr^ payable In advance. Meditation The eye that mockcth at his faUier, and de- spiseth to obey his mother, the ravens or the valley shall pick it out, and -the young eagles shall eat it.—Proverbs 30:17. Ob»y thy parents; kwp swear not.—Shakespeare. thy wnnl justly; School Site Selection Selection by the Blylhnvillc School Board and a Citizens School Committw of land immediately North of the pros- ent High School campus us the site I or a new high school should meet with the approval of nearly all persons ?19,000,000. The statement seems to us unfortunate, and for two reasons. First, it indicates a state of mind which sees the holiday less as a deserved rest for the workers than as a' chance to slap an unofficial fine on the bosses. In the second place, we think the statement tends to deceive the public and the union membership. I'robnbly the mass vacation isn't really gong to oost the employers n'penny. The ?!!),• 000,000 is simply added labor eosl lhat | will be reflected in higher prices for men's clothing—inchiding the clothing that the members of the clothing workers union must buy. Certainly the clothing workers, and all workers, deserve a vacation. Hut the insistence on this mass walkout for a fortnight's rut-real ion adds to the living costs of radically all men i'l Mm country—with (he possible exception of the mamifaclurui-s of men's clothing. terested in this new and needed for Blytheville. Selection of the site—one that was rated 88 Tier cent perfect by a member of the staff at Peabody ColleRO in . Nashville, Tenn.,—should c'nciHiragc patrons of the Blythoville district to work with renewed determination lo complete the campaign .started weeks ago to raise §50,000 to finance the purchase of the new site s.o thai all funds available from other sources cou'tl u° into the building proper and that the project, when completed would be sufficiently large to meet the needs of Blytheville in the years to come. Those years are certain to fintl the Blytheville district taking in morn and more territory as smaller schools now lacking high school facilities desire to make high school advantages available to ther children through consolic'aUon with larger districts., Property, owners in Hlythevillc and 'in thjjuwho'le are.i-wittiin the nchV>c I dis- - trict" can well afford to contribute liberally to the drive for fuiHls for the school Bite. Tax assessments infMissis- sppi County,- Hk'e assessments in practically every other county in the state, are low and a contribution will in all probability be much less than would haveEb'een paid in taxes if assessments had been anywhere near the level which was recommended by the State Legislature. Many who have contributed in (lie campaign.rtiay find their interest in the project increasing and come forward with ah additional contribution. A little more than $30,000 has been raised to date- A minimum of 850,000 was fixed as the goal when the campaign w a« launched. More could be used advantageously. ^ The goal is not unreasonably high. Batesvitle, a city much smaller than Blytheville, conducted a campaign this year for $150,000 for -school improvements and' the fund has' been oversubscribed. VIEWS OF OTHERS Responsibility It is becoming pretty clear what the unions really fear about lli« Taft-llartley act. wlml it is can be summed up in the one word sibllity," Under the act a union which makes a contract may be sued tot- breach of the and several device are ben.g discussed suits and leave the unions in the <»>f u ' ll * ii,ev Uke- that is with conlraels winch ley c.m enforce but which the employers nave hnci. nn- able to enforce. One of the devices, which Mr. John Lof Ihe Mine Workers hopes to. use is in the contract specific language snyl lthon-h this l« a contract the men do not :iave to continue to work imder it. They have to work only when they are ••willing and -able Another idea that has been pruicca-cl is that union members will merely agree among what, terms Ihcy want or will those terms have bei-u 33*M5ifl*i Taxpayers Hate Taxdodgers And Othman is No Exception met trying to use Uie had the themselves as to accept and unless there will lie no work. The (levied that Mr. Lewis may be feasible. But one nuiy doubt if the other device would be. After all the law is no; incapable of cutting through the subterfuge; intended to circumvent it. But whether il is or is not feasible, it certainly represents an about face on the part ol labor unions. It wus only :i short lime ago lhat they were demandm.; written contracts in all cases and persuading • National Labor Relations Boards that it authority to force employers to put agreement into contract form. Another clause Unit l' 1( ' unions dislike is lhat which allows si-its Irani which the unions have been immune, We «mld not sue the union tor- acts committed by officers or members unless it coukl be proved dial such action:! had been authorised, which, of course, was in most, eases practically impossible. Unions were tlnri exempted from the law or a(iency, the law which entitles you to ;,ue a corporation or a person if others acting for the corporation or persons damage yon or your property. It \va.s under that exemption that pickets could wil:x Impunity overturn your automobile if It got in their way. Here are these gentlemen who spti'.k with authority in the nation's affairs and who like to have it believed that they can deliver millions uf votes. Hut what they are now saying Is thut they fear to sign contracts with term'; that put responsibility upon them. The reason for Ihe fear is thai Ihcif following may not rljey Ihem. If unions arc lo have power and if llicy me lo speak for some millions of pcopio as they pretend to do, Ihey must accept responsibility, ft Is n startling situation when they raise objection lo ending their immunity from being required lo answer for the most wanton acts. H is actually slartling when they demand contracts with escape clauses so broad lhat. they invalidate tin; contract. —WALL STREET JOURNAL. Attorney General Clark and Aides Fear Bill Would Exempt Rallroa'ds from Anti-Trust Act jcmpt the roads from the anti-trust t silent H.V I'ETEIl KDSON NKA Washington Correspo <This is thy second of two .-lir.-- patches on tlie important Rd'd- liulwinkle rai'road foil!, soon scht- dulcd for fi'v.:l action by Congress.) WASHINGTON, ,]";y 15. (MBA) —Biggest question 'n the all-important Reod-Buhvinkle railroad bill coining up soon for final vote in the House of Representatives is whether or not it would exempt the roads from prosecution under :he Sherman anti-tmst net. Railroad find government lawyers argue vio- ently on tilts point. Attorney-Gcncrnl Tom CTark, his former assistants In the Antl-'lTust division. Wendell Bcrt;e and Arne C. Wiprud, James E. Klldny and other Department of Justice attorneys, maintain Hint the Rcnd-Bul- winklc bill would have the effect of exempting from the anti-trust laws all railroad, truck and bus. ;vater carrier, pipeline and freight forwarder interests. In short they say it will destroy free enterprise- in the railroad industry, substituting an almost absolute transportation monopoly or cartel which could mako rates and prescribe .services practically without government regulation. Officials of the American Association of Railroads, 'which has taken the lead in .sponsoring and promoting passage of the Rccrt- liuiwinkle bill, deny it would ex- All the bill does, says Robert S. fejiry. assistant to the President of ihe A.A.R., is "express Ihe Congressional intent that agreements made among carriers ... wiien sub- [iitlled to the Interstate Commerce Commission and approved by it... shall not be subject to the antitrust act." DIl-'l-'KKKNCK HARD TO DISCERN It may lie hard tor the average tlui'ii lo sec the difference between the Department of Justice and the A.A.R. points of view, but there they are. and that's what the .';houtim;'s about. If Ihe Ri-cd-llulwinklebil! becomes law. the and the rcbionul groups <:f railroads such as tl:^ Western Asscciatiim of Railway Executives would merely h.v.c to file with the I.C.C. their articles of association sine] their agreement.-, on rates and services. be confined to agreements between two or more roods, say Department ol Justice attorneys. They say railroads would be permitted to get together with motor truck lines, ship* ping lines, pipelines and similar carriers. They would all sit around a lable and make agreements to fix rates which would be non-competitive. That is. truckers would b£ required to charge as much as the railroads. Since these combinations would be extremely powerful, no independent carrier coud afford to stay out of the cartel. To do so woud mean that the independent would get no inter-line business. Shippers who might object to these rate combinations would be similarly handicapped. If they re- tuscd to play along with the association-fixed rates, they could be boycotted. And since all business depends on transportation of son-.e kind, granting the railroads any Unless the I.C C. finds, within 00 j exemption from anti-trust law pio- days after filing, that the agreements arc nut in keeping with the transpmtation policy of the country. Department of Justice attorneys argue that t>v the Reed-Bulwinklc amendment from prosecution for illegal combinations in restraint of trade. LAW WOl'I,l> OK ItAII KU,U)-TIU,tCK PACTS Agreements which the I.C.C. l.Vj-U. , LUJII^lL LL jy IL'VtTlJlL Llle 1,1! would be required to approve under | American system of highly Hie Kerd-liiilwinklR bill would not I titive private enterprise. sccntion could in time lead 'o monopolistic stramjle-hold on ihe whole American economy. Anti-trust lawyers even go so as to say that exempting the railroads from the anti-trust laws would set a pattern for similar exemptions in insurance, public, utilities, communications, securities and banking. Such a development woul'i completely reverse the traditiomsl compe- Th« DOCTOR SAYS By WII.UAM A. O'BRIEN, M. I). Written tor NBA Service Back soreness find discomfort of i short duration can be treated .vilh- ' out subjecting the patient to extensive examination. Chronic back disorders require careful investigation of all iwssible causes before'de- finite treatment can be given. In a chrome lame back, it Is Important for the physician to know where the pain and soreness are located and how long it has bc?n present, what makes the palu worse, what seems to help It? In which position of the body is the discomfort increased or decrensec?? What treatment has been given and what was the result? Most important of all, the physician should learn what the patient believes to be the cause of his difficulty. In chronic back disorders a general physical examination is indicated./ Tliis should Include routine laboratory tests and special maneuvers to determine the exact location of the soreness. Most important single test is an X-ray examination. X-ray examinations of the sp'no and lower back region usually are made in two directions (froiV, I back and side to side). The films may reveal the cause of condition or they may not show any change A negative examination is just a£ important as a positive in helning the physician to determine the cause of the back trouble. Lame backs result ' from fau'ty posture, overweight, injuries, ^yo and ear troubles, chest disorders, A short leg, weak feet or loss oJ muscle tone may IK responsible. Occupations which require ~he worker to strain himself to perform his job may cause a lame back. In lifting, one should squat and raise the body with the an 1 :)!' in nn erect position and not stoop over. Mothers on their return from, the hospital with their new babies should be taught the proper- way to lift and carry the baby to avoid back strain. INFECTIONS ARE CAUSE Pain in the back is commonly the result of an infection or infectious disease in which it may he the earliest sign. Cnncer of the bone is a frequent cause of back pain in elderly males. Backache is a common co:ii- plaiut in nervous persons. Many, times the symptoms are all out of proportion to the local changes. Patients wil. 1 ! chronic lame back should have the benefit of treatment based upon the cause of their trouble. Mino:- changes in (he bones or pelvic: organs should not. be blamed as the cause of a backache except under exceptional cir- cumstancs. QUESTION: If an overweight, man marries an overweight woman, will their children be overweight? ANSWER: Not in the beginning:, but later on the children may put on weight because they develop faulty eating habits from association with their overweight parents. Some observers believe that certain families f ..iow a tendency toward overweight, no matter how little they bu'., mis condition I; rare. ••»••••••*»••••••••••«••*•••*•••»•*••••••••«•••»' IN HOLLYWOOD i Citizens Show Interest Little Rock citi/.ens, at least those who take their public affairs seriously, are in the mindst of a ballot battle over whether to approve or reject a transportation franchise granted by the City Council and approved by the mayor of that city. The franchise granted by the aldermen calls for larger sums than the expiring contract called for, and the return to the taxpayers s something in excess of $60,000 per year,'a sum equal to more than 50c per year per person living in that city." Not satisfied with the best efforts of the aldermen, a group of Little Rock electors circulated a petition calling for a referendum by the voters who will have the opiwrtunity of approving, "or rejecting the ordinance enacted by the municipal authorities. BARBS BY HAL COCIIKAN simple and harmless Fating watermelon way lo learn to tlive. * + A New York doi'lor savs Rrcr, arr dctrrmined by ili«'l. v>ill wnnl to e:it plain food? According lo a eyebrows is tricky. Inttks, lo s«nic \o\v \vluU wot And it. takes proncr caro ol cif pluck. Expensive Vacation A two-weeks vacation of the 150,000 members of the CIO Amalgamated Clothing Workers has stopped produc- • tion of men's clothing in the nation. The maas vacation, the union president State*, will coat the employers about We still wonder why so math- thrmselvt-s so fal. * • Roads to Ihe summer anxious lo reach should shorter. vacation in m:ulc spot wore \vuier alul SO THEY SAY The United States will have only eight hours to prepare lo defend itself in the event of a future \var.—Gen. George C. Kcnncy, conminnd- liti; general of the Strategic Command. * * * Rulers have only the right to exist If they become the trustees nnd servants or the people. It the Princes (Indian* do not, change, they imist cense to be.—Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian leader. • • * You can't weed out prejudice by law or by force-. Only education will do that.--Km. Allen Ellendcr (D) of Louisiana. I5Y KKFKINE NEA Staff Corrrsiiumlrnl HOLTjYWOOD, INfAl I li-.ivc n ere: lod:\y with a certain clement in Hcilywoud that we could do wittiont, Keeenlly T read an item in a Holly.vood trade paper alxn:t a miser in niovirtowii who v.-isn't doing so well. She was not &••-- tmp anywhere in picture.?; or radio. Hrre was the fiolulion o!t>L--| «d by her asents: I rnhay raid she should divorce! •her 'husband, inakin^ f.enation-il! (1.7'irEC.s ajjMnst him. Tiiey 1 i •- nrcd tint, this would pel t;<:n from the press, that she would receive lots n! publicity and thereby htfn her career. First, I am hapnv to n'p.^rl tint | Ibis represents only one element in Hollywood. But tl-|it one element should he done away wiCi a-ld fast. Nnw c<-mcs a question of where to ].ut the blame, for a thin 1 : like II: is. 11 eonld bo a fault of ITic star involved and so part of lln- blame rt'sis llu-re. I would also bliinie (be n?cnl anil Ibc newspapers which print Hie stories and yon .the imtitlc (or thai portion of the inililir) wlitrh cries for the sensational anil believes il when they £cl il. Motion picture stars are nev;; lhat's true. They are known ', >,o iiV'iiy pecp'e throughout UH- roui'.try thai what tbev rio interest to altvrst, everyone. f-TAUS AUK NORMAL But 1 nrtice ll'il- the OIKS \W->! !-<vo.« biggest draw al Hie box- •olfico nn- l!,e ones who live clean, nonvil lives land dcuend on t'neir artim! ability nml not their pu 1 :- I'icily in sustaining the public's de- ?i:nnc\ for t'hem. •Scire film sUvrs will do anything lo cet publicity. Some have actually Income involved In qutk'k marriages, divorces, scandals rr trumped-up tricks in order to get their ivnios in the newspapers. Tthey hlro publicity aqcnts to think up the tihh'fis catrh the pi:b'.i"'s eye. cr car. Tihcsc agents get K»ml money if the, star [-•els good ir.or.ey. oi 1 they site 10 per cent tcotcr.s of the .star's ihorn. Par this renson. sonic of them p.o ovei board. Unbelt ing poorl i scnre. ncrs : pionships tournament, was held in Convention Hall nt Asbury Park, N. J. During the war the tournament, had to be moved to New York for hotel facilities. However, we went back to Ai- Imry Park last May for the first annual New, Jersey shore Tournament. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ha?.en and Mr. and Mrs. Morrie Elis of New York were one of the teams that lied for first place in the open team-of-four contest. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville- — Miss Marie Moons engagement to Billy Cooley was announced at a bridge party yesterday afternoon a^ the home of her mother, Mrs. M. T. Moon. Her sister, Mrs. J. Cecil Lowe was co-hostess. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. motored to Memphis yesterday. They were accompanied by F. W. fichatz of Helena and J. H. Mier-ion of Chicago. Veterinarians report over 100 mules dead in the first thrc<; days in Mississippi county as a result, of the extreme heat. Mrs. T. G. Seal and three children will leave tomorrow for PicU- inond, Va., where she will visit relatives for a nionth- Hazcn A 2 V KQ9R 6043 » None * Q 10 S a i| *KQJ '•' A A K 8 7 2 VT— % Tournamcnl—Neither vul. South West North East 1 A 1 A Pass 2 V 3 V Pass 4 V Double Redouble Pass Pass Opening—* K. •<*»" 15 By FREDERICK O. OTHMAN (United Press Staff C'onvsinindenl) WASHINGTON, July 15 (UP) — Most of our S15,000-a-year congressmen, aside from Sen. Harrv P. Cain of Tibamn, Wash., who is my boy, will kindly quit, using my drinking •Aater. They also can slop wearing out ny sidewalks with their out-size jrogans and if their houses burn town I don't want 'cm walling for iclp from my fire department. I hate lo believe Congress (not you, Sen. Cain) is a crew of tax :lo<)gors; it pains me even to wonder whether any lawmaker can be a chiseler, but here arc the facts: The gentlemen, who function as a composite mayor for the district of Columbia, were working on the local income tax law. The House agreed this was a lovely idea. So eventually did the Senate. Few members kicked out loud except Sen. Cain — my favorite lawmaker — and ho last. So now we're alxmt to get a revised Income tax in the district, which no federal Worker, including c<ntVcss- mcn, lias to pay . - There are more government clerks here than anybody else. They are, of course, supposed to pay taxes In their home states if these have any taxes. Thirteen states don't. But not one dime do they have to fork over here on their government wages- The rest of us — the storekeepers, newspapermen, and taxi drivers — do ihe paying for their drinking water, their fire protection and their street paving. (They better quit wearing out my highways with their limousines.) We taxpayers are sore at the non- taxpayers. The local editorial writers are denouncing Congress as Congress seldom lias been denounced before. "A cheap little device for tax dodging that should be beneath the dignity of the U. s. Congress," says one paper. "Any sort of decent regard for fair play would repeal it," says a second. "Political shenanigans," shouts one editorial. "Unconstitutional," barks another. Rep. O'Hara read the editorials and he was hurt. He could not understand how the writers (who'll have to pay part of the gentleman's local expenses for him) could ue so vicious. He pointed out that 222 gentlemen, including himself, voted for liis beautiful idea. An overwhelming majority. The lawgiver from Glencoe, Minn., told his fellow congressmen that the authors of Ihe editorials not, only were selfish, but lucking in respect . for the dignity of Congress. Either that, he said, or they were suffering from liver trouble. The gentleman, of course, docs not include me. My innards are o- kny; rn not b- sick until that unhappy clay when f have to pay taxes and he doesn't. I don't know whafl happen if, I see him then, stooping down at one of my drinking fountains. Nor do I know what he thinks about Sen. Cain, whose internal nechanism, I am happy to report, ilso is in excellent condition. Sen. Jain battled to the last for a non- locus-pocus income tax. When a conference between House and Senile agreed that Rep. O'Hara's idea was, indeed, a magnificent one, Sen. Cain exploded- He announced that if Congress couldn't adopt a tax that everybody :>aid. them, so help him. he'd introduce a bill eliminating the district income tax altogether. That may mean a local sales tax, if tt passes. At least we'll all suffer together. Sen. Cain, step up and have a drink of my water. The rest of you scram. good tasle and sutod i their nixiety lo yet their cmpowr's names in the liews. Stinie nf Dicse puhlifily agents are fine Icsiliinalc Fellows, fill- filling a mtioh-mTdcd jnb in Hollywood. They qlve you facls ;ihouti4lieir clients anil make 110 alrmpl lo "put nvrr" n phony item. Others r,f the trade make no pretense of Ill-ins honest. UAI.I.VHOO VAKASITES They H'-.-.'.t you ;i phony item with a Mraicht face and insult voiir iiiltj'iigetire by trying lo that it is used. ballyhoo peddlers ;>rc- the ones who should be eliminated from the motion : pclure so-.Tr. They are parasites and r.ive Ihe honest publicity men IV '.I name bv bnns;im.; m-erail criticism en thrir piofession. slnr KM:.",iM allow nr\vs or pub'irily lo l:e released about him wild he first e.herks il. Tho slit- dies should k^ep u sharo supervision over the copy. too. Then !,He nubile may lie-in lo be.'.ieve the tilings l.hey in the papers, r.nd the items might co news-"°li. KiVcs me a. urea.; ckiO of sal-i iSontli was marked with the isfnction to report thai Ihe sinper | queen of diamonds by the opening I mentioned loved her husband! lead. Ha/en reasoned that if South r:id r aid if she '1-id to prl. a ra-j had only a three or four card dia- bv divorrin" him. she'd forgot mond suit, a diamond trick cou!( be established for a club discard If the hearts were divided 1- South was pretty well marked with the ace by his double. The opening lead was won with dummy's ace of diamonds. Ilazen discarding the deuce of spades. A small diamond from dummy was ruffed In his own hand, a club ruffed In dummy and another diamond ruffed by Hazen, which established dummy's ten and nine of diamonds. Another club was ruffed In dummy and the ten of diamonds led. Hazen discarded Hie ton of clubs and South ruffed witli the ace of hearts. Now South tried to cash the king of spades but it was too late. Hazen ruffed, then ruffed the last ' club in lummy, making six-odd. fellows, Farm Electric Uses Up CH'ICAGO—New cletrical applications for the farm are beiiii^ discovered daily runM eleclrifi;a- lion specialists point out. One quite apart from at, least lf)0 in the* farm home. This coinnarod with an over-all lota lof 25 in 1325. Ixniger Eclipse An eclipse lasts longer at t.he equator, due to .the fact tiiat the earth spins faster here and tho observer keeps up with the moon's shadow for a longer period. Today's hand was played by tiazcn, sitting East. After the opening lead he saw that his contract was in no danger ;:nd he de, cided lo play for the maximum rccr the career. She did. loo. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Cacrej/ Play Wins 2 Over, Redoubled By WII.UAM E. UIcKKNNKY Americans Card Autliorily For many years the sumnv: thai will'session of (he national eham- English Statesman 't' .£ HORI/ONTAl, 1 Pictured early English stalcsman. ,/ Oliver . 8 Nail !) Utopian . ,;£ 11 Ucfore 12 Kttcnual • being 14 .Soak up IfiChew 17 Observed ' IH Velch seed 20 Musical nolc 21 Half-cm 22 Kxptmge 26 Amid 29 Heron 30 Christmas song 31 Indian's homo .12 Greek Idler .13 And (Latin) 3'i Preposition 35 Flat round plate 38 Appellation 42 Crucifix $•! Vehicle 45 Heavy blow 46 Sea eagle 47 Playing card 59 Petty quarrel 51 Diplomatic agent / VERTICAL ". Relinue 2 Sun god 3 Poems •1 Discreet 5 Paradise C French article , 7 Endure 8 Feminine ' undergarment 1ft African'Worm 23 Air rakl prc- 3H Midday ..^ II Forcible cautions (nb ) 39 Ajrninsl .;,¥?/ 13 Symbol for 21 Observe 40 Pronoun ,J#! I selenium 25 Summer (Fr )-II Former > Jyj 15 Pi cronceplioiV 26 Deed 42 Bring up ^ij; 1C Hailed 27 Persian nngel -13 Morsel f^ 19 He was Lord 28 Native metal 48 Chinese ••"•?-. Protector of 30 Perched measure 37 Stuff SO Hebrew letter TT 1 >J 5

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