The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 25, 1949 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 1949
Page 6
Start Free Trial

PACT SIX THE BLYTHEVILIJB COURIER NEWS rax cobJUKB news oo. B. W. KAINEB, PubUihtr JAMBS U VK8HO0* 0. HUMAN.' ,*>te MMtooml AdTWttdo* Rtpn«nUttw: Walton VltBMr Oo, Ntw York, Chicago, Dttrott. u iKood elu* matter *t tb* pcat- elfln it BlythOTill*. Arkuuu, under act ot Gon- ot Tb» «»nclit«l Pro 'SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bjr curler ID tht city ot BlytbevirJ* «e *nj ' tuburfasa town vaer* carries iervlc« k main- Uload, 20e pei fmtk. or 85o per month Br mall within'• ndiui ot 60 mile* «4-00 per year, ti&> tot ill month*. »I.uO for thre* months; by' m»l) outside W mil* ion* f 10.00 per real p*?abl* in mdvanc*. Meditations And I uw heiven opened, and behold a white and he that ut upon him- waa called Faithful and True, and in rl(hlcouuu*i he doth judge and make war.—Kevelatloju 19:11. » » » We are born for a higher destiny than earth; there Is a realm where-the rainbow never fades, where the aUrs will spread before us like island* that dumber on the ocean, and where the beings that ffis before us like shadows will stay In our presence forever.—Bulwer-Lytton. Barbs Mother, father' and baby ire a problem— twp and one to carry. • * * . Planot are not itrictly furniture but could b« ued a* aueh to great advantage la some homes. • * * i • It'a not too early to suggest that miners take a tip from the lowly little squirrels—dig In for the winter. I . . * • Alcohol In the tree* colon the learn, u.Tt a bulletin. Now we belleve.that red note theory. • * • It's strange how many husbands become deal when the leavei begin to fall. Facts Indicate Lewis. Has Carried Miners Too Far :Since 1940 there has been 17 strikes Jn the coal industry. As many as four have occurred in one year. What has been the overall effect of this •aeries of > ^walkouts ? John L. Lewis claims that in that span miners' wage rates have risen from 88 cents an'hour to §1.95 an hour. He points also to a take-home pay of- $73 ».we«kthig year as compared .with $24.71 w 1940.' .-..-. •In. addition,, miners are now prom- lOO a hionth retirement pensions and arc entitled to health and hospital •-benefits. They get paid vacations that ' add'about |10(Kto their individual an. nual income. . Unquestionably the miners have out- Btripped other industrial workers in. benefits gained during this interval. For example, the average hourly pay boost for all factory employes from 1940 to 1949 is about 30 cents less than the Inks won by miner«. But there's another side to the story. Both the Wall Street Journal and the United States News recently have analyzed what is happening to the coal business 7 aa result of its labor difficulties. That coal has long : been' losing ground fop competing fuels like oil and nat^ ural gas has ot course long been known. Probably a considerable part of this market loss was inevitable. ; Yet much of coal's decline in the fuel market—especially in recent years -^can be attributed directly to the powerful impact of the United Mine Workers on the industry. The price of coal to the consumer is now.double that of 1940. The labor cost that goes into the milling of coal is nearly twice that of 1942. Although price rises have been general in the war and postwar period, coal: has tended to race ahead of other products. Thus hitherto more expensive competing fuels have come to look steadily more attractive. There is more to it, however, than, just higher costs. The Wall Street Journal finds the big factor these days in uncertainty over coal supplies. Utilities, • railroads, big industrial users simply don't wish to risk any more the prospect that their fuel will suddenly be shut off. The constant refrain: "I'm fed up with the uncertainty of depending on a fuel the flow of which John L. Lewis turns on and off like a water faucet." One industrialist says 90 per cent of today's big construction jobs call for installation of oil burner equipment, as against 30 per cent in 1939. Coal men say oil-electric diesel locomotives have . killed R market for 25,000,000 tons of [ coal a year. Oil use by utilities, though ; still far below coal, jumped 73 per cent , in the past year. Gas and oil are heavy favorites as home fuels. Coal still furnishes roughly half the energy 'requirements of the U. S. econ- "omy. But the deep inroads of other fuels have slashed demand for coal seriously. Lewis found that even dropping to a three-day work week did not cut sharply into stockpiles. Only now that he has gone onto a "no day" work week are industries beginning to feel a pinch. No one is likely to suggest that miners should have been denied reasonable benefits while other segments of labor were gaining. But the facts raise the question whether Lewis may not have acted from too narrow motives, without due regard for the future of the industry that must support his men. He has tried to move fast, to lead the pack. In so doing, he may have so harmed the coal business competitively, that the .' miners in the end may not realize Ihe full value of the benefits they have gained. ' - ..- • (AHK.) COURIER NEWS Views of Others Gen. Bradley's Fine Appeal Gen. Bradley's appearance before the House Armed Services Committee had a double value. ' First, as the country's highest ranking military officer, he rebuked the manner and character b! the Navy's criticism of'the other -services as having done "Infinite harm" to the world position ol the United States. He used sucli words .as "misrepresentations," "insinuations" and "Fancy Dans." He also said, with some of the Admirals listening in, that any "low morale" in the would be a mirror of the extent to which Navy personnel had "confidence in their leadership." With that Omar Bradley made a high-planed appeal for the Armed Forces teamwork which has been so sadly lacking. Here his statement nad the quality of Integrity, wisdom and sound judgment, as wey as the frankness which the country has come to expect'In his leadership Gen. Bradley says as sincerely as he can. that he believes in a strong Navy, fleet air arm and Marine force. He decries the bitterness .between the services. He concedes that mistaKes In policy may have been made, but to him It »eems more 'important that "there Is something seriously wrong within our defense establishment." And he expresses this conviction: I believe that wilh patience, understanding and co-operation, this wrong can be corrected. Any citizen, nowever incapable of judging tht technical Issues now in dispute, must •hare this hope with Gen. Bradley. Pearl. Harbor illustrated the danger of division in the 'high command. Now the highest mllllary officer of the' nation says, "Americans must never forget the lessons, 'we learned on that Sunday afternoon." They must not be forgotten, and,the only way to remember them is to apply. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Friends and Enemies President Truman-has finally. found a niche for Mon C. Wallgren, who has been'.marking time since a Senate committee balked at'approving him for the chairmanship' 6{~~the' NatlShal Security Resources Board. By unanimous vote the Senate Commerce Committee .okayed .the nomination of the presidential crony for the place on the Federal :Power : *Commlsslon left'vacant by Senate rejection of Commissioner Leland Old. •When the Senate Armed Services Committee voted in'March to table-the nomination of Wallgren to head the NSRB, It felt that a man with "wider economic and industrial. experience and competency' 'should be named. The Senate Commerce Committee, which on ideological grounds had just turned down an FPC appointee with 10 years experience, said nothing about experience in putting a favorable stamp on Wallgren's nomination for : the FPO. In the debate on the nominations of Wallgren for the NSRB and Olds for the PPG, senators on the respective committees considering the appointees objected to their political views In'the final actions of the committees It was these objections which were sustained. The' moral ot these two cases seems to b« that, In the filling of vacancies In the Executive Department, neither the president nor the senators can be credited with giving primary emphasis to the technical qualifications of the candidates The president. is often motivated by '•*. 'desire to reward old friends, the Senate by a desire to punish old enemies. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE You Answer It! TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25. SO THEY SAY We need no change in the membership of the Atomic Energy Commission. The Commission Is not guilty of the charges that have been leveled against them.—Sen. Brien D. McMahon <D., Conn.). • * * * Sure I'll be back next year, but if we lost I would have been gone.—Cajey Stengel, manager of world champion New York Yankees. * * * My political philosophy is based on the Sermon on the Mount.—President Truman. • - * * ifore important than to know when an enemy has produced its first atomic bomb Is to Know how many bombs per year will be produced.—Dr. R, E. Lapp, nuclear physicist. • * » There's no reason why we should nave this shoved down our throats. Let's take the lead on pensions.—Henry Ford II, on Ford's settlement with United Auto Workers. * * * We're punchy We need a chance to think the Issues through on our home grounds.—Sen. Homer Ferguson (R., Mich), on adjournment of Congress. * t * Scientific and technical progress have been adversely affected during the current year by congressional Investigations.—Dr Robert Bacner, of the California Institute of Technology. PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Future of Television Industry Hinges on Decisions by the FCC WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Practically every branch of America's fast-growing television industry has been [orccrt to a quick halt, pending the outcome ofv hearings now being held before the Federal Communications Commission. It has suddenly become apparent that the whole future of the Industry depends upon what the FCC decides within the next few months. Probably/neyer before has the commlsslon-'beem faced with the.'.need to make such Important decisions so quickly; The more testimony they hear, .the clearer it becomes to the commissioners that they must act soundly and * fast. ' It Is obvious that every week or delay will :make It that much harder-for the young industry .to get back to the pace it had set before . the hearings started. Most important, the stoppage of all activity Is costing everybody money And money Is what the .Industry Is most shy of right now. One year ago the FCC froze all pending applications for TV broadcasting licenses, it became apparent that there was more demand for them than there was broadcasting space In the ether available. FCC • announced then that It would Investigate the pos- siblity of providing more wave lengths, on the ether band for telecasting. Whether or not to remove that freeze is another issue now being taken up with the industry. Make II Or It? SHU another Issue Involved Is whether or not to allocate an additional 42 channels In the ultrahigh-frequency range. This could either give the Industry more room for healthy expansion, as far as the number of stations goes, or lure It into ruinous overexpanslon. All of these Issues also hinge on very, technical factors which are so Interdependent that they have the industry tied in knots. First of all, perhaps, there Is involved the production of TV sets. The kind of color system the FCD decides upon makes a difference in the kinds of tubes, circuits and cabinets which are required. Naturally manufacturers aren't going to start making any great numbers of sets until FCC gives Us decisions. Meanwhile, of course, prospective buyers of video sets jue watting to see what happens- With good reason they are suspicious of the claims of low-cost adapters which are supposed to give black and of bctcr cooperation. What kind of color system is used affects the production of station and studio electronics gear. This Is holding up the manufacture of basic television equipment as well as construction of new stations. Awaiting Decision On Color Even the feverish activity to Improve video programs is lagging pending the color decision. There is a big difference between producing color shows and ones that are only black and white. Color Religious Revival Taking Form In Britain, Observer Suggests Public pronouncements by the King and other immediate members of the British royal family ordinarily are non-controversial and are sanctioned. In advance by IN HOLLYWOOD Ily Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— This 1s Hollywood, Mr. Jones- Henry East, the famous Hollywood dog trainer, is now training people. He has a weekly class teaching canine owners how to train their does. "Alter all," says, Henry, "dogs are much smarter than people. 1 ' • fc • Millionaire B. B. Robinson, whose Hollywood parties are famous, looked out the whitlow or his Holmby Hills mansion and frowned. • "Sec that the pool Is restocked," he told his secretary. "We're running out of blondes." A nude painting of a luscious blonde plays an important role In Joan Crawford's new film, "The victim." It will be painted by an artist with a movie censor peeking over his shoulder. Director Vince Sherman explains: You can't trust those artists." • - • .Those ( reviews) for the new novel, "The Edje of Doom." are like money In the bank for Sam Golrtivjn. He paid $150,000 for the film rijrhls an dslarts shooting soon nith Dana An- rirews. Farley Granger and Jn.-m F.vans. Farlcr plays a boy who Vills 3. Catholic priest. Dana plays the priest who befriends him. • * • David O. Sclznlck wants Uta Baron to team up with husband Rory Calhoun for that personal- appearance tour with the Selznlck slurs of 1950. I can't understand why Lita doesn't get more movie roles. She's one of the most beautiful dolls in town. Walt till you see her In a sarong for "Boniba on Panther Lsland Sheffield. Johnny Yep. Johnny, for nine years "Boy" In the Tarzan scries, Is starring in hts own jungle films now. He's 18, weighs 180 pounds. Is six at UCLA. Contest Winner Allene Roberts, who. just won photoplay's "Choose Your star" contest, is in the same picture alter scoring that hit opposite John Derek In Bogarfs "Knock on Any Door." A fan In Chicago Cal Stern, sent Allene a song titled "Allene." Now Vince Palmer will record it. In her new picture, "Johnny One-Eye," Dolorse Moran plays a burlesque queen and dies a "Rip Tease." Instead of the usual .slinky disrobing process. Dolorse tears off her clothes. Should delight the cavemen customers. Paillette Goddard will wear tha Empress Carlotta ejwels in "Beloved." But they're worth less than a (iiiarter the value of P.iulette's own ice collection . . . Bob Ryan Is due for a switch to light com- ctiy at RKO. l-i«.vc rs arc trying to pave Ihc Way for .lolin Cartidhic's return to Hollywood and movie rnlcs. He lias been living in New- York because of a S50.000 California judgment against him won by his ex-uifc. Now tliere may be .% bcltlcmcnt- • • * Sign in the coffee shop at Allied Artists: "It you wish to put your ashes in your plate, notify the waitress and she will serve your meal in an ash tvay." I shows obviously involve more elab- ' orate props, scenery and costumes This Is an important consideration because high programming costs so far have been one o! the big factors tending to hold the Industry back. So far the hearings have -onlj [ gotten into the color controversy Actually, this Is a 'four-sided dispute. Involved are CBS, NBC, a group of Independents with a different system, and Important elements In the industry that want to stick with black and white, at least for a few more years. The color fight, alone might last a month or two. It is hoped that testimony on the other issues which isn't so controversial might bo be crammed into a lew weeks so that the FCc members can go into a huddle and make up their minds There is very little compromise which FCC can make, if it postpones color for a couple of years o rso it will involve the loss of millions of dollars to severa companies. And it will make the problem ; of obsolete sets enormous In the final decision. If It says color Is ready it has to decide on one of .the proposed systems. Allow- ing'more than one to try to operate at the same 'time would be highly impractical. A set which could get all programs, with several systems broadcasting, would hardly fit in the average living romo, arid would have more controls than the cockpit of the B-36. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Unfortunate Double Makes Man Blush Today's hand, like yesterday's is taken fiom Helen Sobers new book entitled "All the Tricks! Miss Sobel has played bridge In practically every section of the The DOCTOR SAYS A hard bony protuberance lies «ck of the ear lobe. This is called he nmtold process. Tills bone Is lot completely solid but contains imall pockets or cells of air known is mastold cells. These cells can become infected; when this Imp- Jens the serious condition known is mastoiditls is present. MastolriltLs usually develops from :he spread ol Infections from the middle ear which is a.small cavity lying just behind the drum membrane, When there is pus under pressure in the middle ear, the Infection may spread to the air cells of the mastold bone. In acute mastoiditls, the symptoms come principally from pressure of the Infection and pus within the air cells. The mastold process back of the ear beconles painful, and swelling arc common, and especially nolfccable h the tenderness when pressure Is p : 1 on the mastoirt bone. ENTER SUI.FA DRUGS .Since the discovery of the sulfa drugs and penicillin, the frequency of dangerous mastolditis has dropped considerably. Many patients with severe infections of the middle ear are treated at once with the sulfa preparations or penicillin so that the mastold never becomes seriously Involved. Tn the past, many mastoid infections became chronic and an operation was necessary. Sometimes all that was necessary was a simple cut Into the mastoid cells to allow Die pi« to escape: this was called a simple mastold operation. In other cases, a so-called radical operation was necessary which meant going into the mastoid bone and scraping out most of the infected cells. Thanks to the -new germ - attacking drugs . surgery is not required nearly as often as in the past. • • * Note:' Dr. Jordan fs unable to answer individual Questions from readers. Hosvever, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked Questions in his column. * • * QUESTION: I have a fibroid tumor and have had two miscarriages Do you think I lost my babies because of the fibroid? ANSWKH: This is a definite possibility. Some women, however, do carry a baby. to term successfully in spite of surprisingly large fib-' rolds. Whether it should be attempted In an individual case Is always a question. 15 Years Ago In B/yf/ievi'/e— Mrs. J. Allen .Webb of Wright City, ATo., has arrived for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Q. H. Grear Icel tall and a piemed student I main street. U.N. Honored at Lidice • LAKE SUCCESS —Wj— The reborn Czech village of Lidice, wiped out by the N'Mls in 1042, has named its main Direct "UnltciJ Nations Avenue." The village Is being rebuilt on modern lines with the help of voluntary brigades from other countries. Appreciation of their aid prompted 'ie U.N. name for me over-one as often as possible, players were encouraged to bid any four-card suit, no matter how shabby. (I'm very happy to say that those days are gone forever.)" Miss Sobel sat North. When her partner went to four hearts. West "bellowed the double so loud that jve'n his wife had hopes they could jeat the contract." South, "un- lauated by the vociferous double, redoubled despite his fantastic neart suit." The Mr. opened the king of jpades, which was won in dummy. The Mr.'s chin dripped a little, 'lecause he had been positive that leclarer would have to hold the queen of hearts. South led a diamond from dummy, won it with the queen, then led a heart. After playing about five tricks, he claim- id the contract, conceding the ace, king and jack of trumps to the opponents. "When are you going to stop making those stupid doubles?" screamed the Mrs. The poor h«s- oand never said a word—but Miss Sobel felt sorry for him. Helen Sobel *A WQ973 »KJ82 + KJ32 *KQ92 V AKJ10 4963 *65 + AQ107 Tournament—Neither vul. Soulh West Norlh East 1 + Pass 1 » Past I V Pass 3 V Pass 4 V Double Pass Pass Redouble Pass Pass Pass Opening—* K Z5 United Slates, and In several European countries. She went to Europe with Ely Culbertson lor an international match. She is a rather uninteresting player to kibitz because she makes all bids and plays look simple. A kibitzer might say that she does nothing spectacular but he forgets to add, "except to win all the tricks." Miss Sobel gives us the human side of bridge in her new book. One of her stories Is about, a "Mr. and Mrs." who played .against her or today's hand. It was In the early days of the one-over-one system. "In those days." Helen explains, "in order to utilize tti'e one- llie prime minister's office, «in c . the monarchy Is constitution*]. For this reason England sat im and took notice when. 22-year-old Princess Elizabeth, heiress to the 'hronc, made a public address- In which she gave the country a good trouncing for lax morals, 'she was speaking at a Mothers' Union meeting and her remarks were aimed primarily at divorce, which has Increased heavily since the outbreak of the'late war. "When we see around us the havoc which has been wrought, above all among the children,' by the breakup of homes," said the Princess, "we can have no doubt that divorce and separation are responsible for some of the darkest evils In our society today. I <j o not think you can perform any finer service than to help maintain^ the Christian doctrine that the relL' latlonshlp of the husband and wife^ is a permanent one, not to be lightly broken because of difficulties or quarrels." Remarks Cause Tempest This specc'-. by the niece of King Edward VIII, who abandoned the throne to marry an American divorcee, was the sharpest delivered oy royalty In recent years. It had Hie siirnr'sinf! effect of bringing a rebuke from the Marriage Law Reform Committee which broke the traditional attitude toward royal utterances by challenging her statement that divorces lead to many of ** Britain's social evils. So a good-sized tempest has been brewed in the British teapot." One of the highly'Interesting aspects ol this development, as I see it, rests in the (act that Mrs. Geoffrey Fisher, wife of the archbishop of Canterbury, presided over the meeting at which the Princess snoke. Therefore it strikes me that Rlizabeth must have had not only the approval of Prime Minister Attlee's office but that of the head of the Church of England. II that Is so, what Is the significance? Well, there are those in informed places who believe that England Is ready for a moral inrl religious revival. They feel that the ° country won't overcome its economic troubles or regain Its old status until there has been a tightening up of morality. In order to understand this new- point one must know that the counJJ trv Is possessed of a Very strong, national conscience. It's the sort of thing which swept Edward off his throne when he Insisted on marrying Mrs. Simpson. People of Strong Convictions I myself have e'ncountered.strik- ing examples of powerful moral 1 and spiritual convictions In . various parts of the British isles. In'many places you find an austeritv. which sustains such beliefs as .the one that the epic withdrawal of the British forces from the sands .of Dllllkerque at the outset of '. the great war was the result of a miracle. In the darkest hour of that tragedy the King called on the^na- t.on for prayers. These were of- Jcred, and they say a mist descended over Dunkerque to cover the retreat. This column isn't predicting a religious revival in Britain, but merely Is reporting a situation which exists. In this connection it Is further interesting to note that the Church of England recently condemned the appearance of slot machines which dispense contraceptives, declaring that they contribute, to immorality. As a result the home secretary has promised to outlaw these machines, saying he has concluded that the social mischief Irs^ volved Is so serious as to requMP Immediate action." So Irrespective of whether a religious revival develops, there certainly are moral and spiritual waves sweeping the country. It is a situation worth watching. and other relatives for two weeks. Mrs. John Wesley Blythe, formerly of here and now of DeWitt, Ark., is visiting while attending the U.D.C. convention. Mrs. o. B. Morrlss, of Springfield, Mo., returned home today alter having visited Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Cooley since Saturday. Screen Star Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 4 New 1,5 Depicted Brunswick motion picture (ab.) actor 5 Raiment 13 Arabian G Exist 14 Intersticed 7 Interpret 15 Prohibit 8 Pedal 26 Set ol . extremity professed S Symbol for opinions illinium 17 Compass point 10 Oriental 18 Dull and II Lieutenants monotonous (ab) 20State(Fr.) !2English river 22 Scottish 16 Symbol for sheepfold calcium 23 Legal point 19 Soak, as flax 25 Male of the 21 Greek god of ved deer \var 26 Sea eagle 22 Proportions 28 Near 24 Trapped 29Eillip 25 Injury 30 Tumult 33 Oriental measure 34 dealer quantity 35 Fish sauce 37 Salt 38 Sleeping furniture 39 Trial 42 Shoshonean Indians 44 Bustle . i& 46 Pester 48 He plays tough iO guy parts on the SI Girl's name 53 Roman emperor 54 Was ucrsislenl 55 Nested boxes VERTICAL IQuitk thrust 51 2 British money of account it 3 Mare difficult 27 Heroic 31 Speakers 32 Far off (comb, form) 35 Lincoln's nickname 36 Diminish 40Sa!nles (ab.) 41 Canvas shelter 42 Employed 43 Symbol for tellurium 44Vertic skj serpent (myth.) 45 Put on •I' Peer Gynt's molher 49 Make a mistake 50 Also 52 Palm lily 53 Symbol for nickel

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free