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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 16, 1950
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVn.LK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUX BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWI THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Wltmer Co, New York, CrUcaco Detroit AtUnta, Memphis. Entered »a Kcond class matter at the poit- atflu at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- freu, October ». 1117 Member or The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service If main* ialned, 20c per week, or 85c per month Bj mall, within a radius ol SO miles (4.00 pti j«r. *2.0* for six months, Jl.OO (or three months; by mall outside 50 tnUe zone, (10.00 per yeaj payable In advance. Meditations But he answered and said unlo him Loir) him, Who is my mulhcr? and who arc my Lrc- thren?—Matthew 12:18. We are members of one great body. Nature planted in us a mutual love and fitted us for a social life. We must consider that we were oorn lor the good of the whole.—Seneca. Barbs Many a girl with a very fine carriage still craves to ride In a s|x>rts roadsters* * * Alt movies are A gamble, says a producer, those that win always Ho so nn a full house. a * * + To some people "law and order" simply means to lay down the law and give the order. * * * The month of June will have five Friday*, which Is nothing for fish to took forward to. * * * Girls have now gone from ice skating to roller skating, or dancing, in order to "sit this one out." Public Waited Far Too Long For Auto Strike Settlement The 100-day Chrysler strike was the necond longest and costliest in the history of the motor industry. Only the 113-day General Motors' walkout of 194546 exceeded it. Altogether this recent stoppage cost the Chrysler Corporation, its workers, dealers and supplies (including ther em- ployes) and estimated $1,383,720,880. The 89,000 Chrysler hands lost a little less than $1000 each in wages. If one accepted the union's claim that contract benefits gained amount to 10 cents per hour for each worker, it would take five years to make up the lost pay. Any strike, of course, is economically wasteful. That's recgnized on all aides. But the strike is nevertheless accepted as a legitimate labor weapon, R last resort, in dealings with management. In other words, we Americans say that, regardless of its wastefulness, the strike must be allowed as labor's strongest protest against unsatisfactory working conditions. Yet, because a strike s so costly, we the public are likely to be critical of any walkout which might have been averted or possibly shortened. And, examining the causes and rc- suts of the Chrysler strike, one may reasonably question whether any real purpose was served by so long a walkout. The major difference behind the strike was the United Automobile Workers' insistence thai company-paid, ,?100- a-month pensions—already agreed to by the company—be paid on a cents- per-hour basis. The firm argues that this wasn't necessary, that it could be trusted to set aside adequate sums for pensions payments. The union also wanted a big say in administering any pension fund, and this the company disputed. In the final settlement, the pension was not placed on a cents-per-hour basis, but the company did agree to establishing a trust fund into which money would be put for pension purposes. The union did not win the degree of control it asked over ihe fund, either. The UAW did, however, gain certain other benefits, including half what it sought in liosuilal. surgical and life insurance coverage, elimination of some wage inequities, vacation pay adjustments, and a union dues checkoff. But these issues were not the cause of the strike. The question how pensions were to be set up and administered was what touched off the walkout. To the outsider concerned only with the public interest, it does not seem that the pension differences justified the colossal waste of a long strike. . Th« nolution arrived at resembles the formula worked out at the Ford Alotor Co. Yet in that case the crucial details of pension operation were worked out long after the company and tlie union had come to basic agreement peac»- _ i.i.. TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1950 The Chrysler settlement was the product of three weeks intensive bargaining. But why, especially with the Ford formula as a guide, did the bargainers have to wait nearly 8C days before they got down to serious negotiating? Close observers of the affair point to the extreme bitterness on both sides. The public cannot control the emotions of union leaders and company spokesmen. But it can declare that bitterness which is allowed to prolong a major strike unnecessarily is a luxury neither union nor management can afford. The Chrysler walkout lasted about five times as long as it should have. once over ligblly— By A. A. Frcdrickson In a moment of indigo jnoodlncss the other day, I fell to ruminating on the bone-bleak perspective offered by this day and age, and caine to a conclusion on the trouble with modern civilization. It lacks civilization. Take civilization from modern civilization and what's left? Modern. That we may be, but it's a trifling thing to boast of. (Note to copyrcader: Of Is a preposition. 1 have used it to end a sentence with. I think It Is a dandy word to end a sentence In. Yes, I know a preposition is something one should never end a sentence with. But this is something I am Just being modern about. You will change this my dead body over. Now, put away your pencil and let's get on with this.) Let's sec—where the devil was I? Oh, yes. Civilization. Lack of. Noah Webster, a late gentleman without whom 1 would be selling shoestrings from door to door, offers this explanation of the verb "civilize," which, for the benefit of the college men in the audience. Is the word from which the noun civilization is derived: "Civilize—To cause to come out of a savage or barbarous stale ..." Like I say, we're modern. And we've progressed. We've probably got the most highly developed state of savagery and barbarity of any form ol animal life since the amoeba. Aside from scaring the breeches off the first man to squint through a microscope, an amoeba never hurt anyone. No one ever heard of a masta- don killing.anybody for welshing on a horse race bet. and not.jcsingle saber-tooth tiger was ever Indicted lor; fsjiping a till. No cave man ever hid his. desire for power behind anything more hypocritical than a stone ax-. Moreover, he developed a highly efficient method of handling women. Modern man ignored this wisdom, and look at him now. Romans liked their lions well-fed even II it meant the demise of a few hundred Christians— —a pretty sorry situation, admittedly, but stemming from more of an honest dislike than the recent gunning of characters who failed to deliver on pledges to keep a city wide-open. Yes. man has come many a mile since the days his ancestors transported themselves from tree to tree via thoir stern appendages. We do things today and hnve things today that would leave our predecessors agape with awe, envy and qualms as to our sanity. Us modern folk are loaded with Ihe results of "progress." We've got washing machines with little windows in them and new-fangled radio sets with little windows In 'em and it's debatable which Is more interesting l o watch. We've got cars without clutches and drivers without brains. We've got atom bombs and the Russians have got A-Bombs. out we've got automobile drivers, which arc considerably more le thai. Up In Washington, we've got .the lalest thing in spy Investigations, filibusters, cesspool poulics, and bureaucrats and cross-country crime probes! We've got. ourselves an cx-neektic salesman who lucked Into a Job as president but who is currently a traveling salesman for Socialism. Inc. Andrew Jackson and his camp followers wiped muddy boots on costly White trappings, U. S. Grant fouled his political nest but with an honest sort ol "I don't give a damn" frankness and "Silent Cal" Coolldge turned a frozen countenance and stony heart on a nation's needs. But nary a one of 'em tried to Pied piper us down lo the cold waters of socialism. Porkbarrel politics and its companion double- talk and back-scratching have been going on since the first deal Involving an apple Md R snake and a dame. But It look a tot of tins "uro- Rrcss" stuff to educate lawmakers and bureaucrats on the fine art of howling "Economize!" while simultaneously muttering "Bui not in MY balin-lck, If you please." Ulcers, taxes. H-bombs, soap-operas, corninun- lst-5. deficits, mortgages red lapc. federal controls, prohibitionists, strikes, gimmic-boys. more pay for less work, pensions for the Improvident, blppity- boppity boo and r-a-g-g m-o-p-p That's "modem civilization." bov. It's modern, all right, Bui as civilization It ra nK , wilh Mnc) . g<>n _ nctt comedies and the Marx Brothers, it makes the return of the ukulele and the racoon coat and Ihe hip tlask and the coal-jcutilc hal 6ccm like i welcome relapse into normalcy. Coin' Somewhere, Bud? Britain's 'Pendulum' Nearing Dead (Center By DeWITT AljcKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst The Conservative success in Britain's town and city council elections, at the expense of the Socialists, represents a continuation of the country's political swing back towards the "right." Now that doesn't mean the country is discarding Socialism In t and Is returning to the extra The DOCTOR SAYS By Eduln P. Jordan, M. I). Written for NEA Service Brighl's disease or nephritis can be either acute or chronic and the symptoms, treatment and outlook, ,., , t , ary accordingly. In a typical acute Toryism of old. Rather it represent! case ihe symptoms come on sud-1 a readjustment In the social and dcnly but without pain. A feeling j economic leveling-off process which of discomfort, pufflness under the ! Is remaking England both politically eyes, some swelling of the lower; and socially, part of the legs and lessened and! * British friend of mine aptly perhaps even bloody urine are i described the position In the remark "the pendulum continues common. Slight fever and chilly sensations to swing." may develop Headache, nose bleed ! That's a cood metaphor. The po- tass of appetite, and in children! litlcal . Pendulum took a violent Peter fdson's Washington Column — quenl. The diagnosis requires careful study by the physician ol the urine, blood pressure, chemistry of the blood and physical condition. 1C the nephritis L-> In the acute stage, bed rest is necessary. The diet ha-s to be carefully adjusted to the ability of the kidneys to care for the food eaten. The disease often comes from infection with germs called streptococci. Most streptococci yield to the sulfa drugs or to penicillin. For this reason, it may he posible to .stop sonic streptococcus infections before they have had a chance tc injure the kidneys and cause Bright's disease. There have been try had "gone Socialist," but that It was weary from the austerities of war and felt the urge for a change. Then in the general election of last February the pendulum took such a violent swing back to the "rUht" thai the Socialist government was nil but thrown out of power. In the current town and city council elections, the pendulum has continued its rightward course a bit further. Pursuing our figure ol speech, it is a characteristic of the pendulum that it oscilnles and that each o.s- cilatlon carries it a shorter dis- ta nee unl i I it f ina fly comes to a stop—in dead center. That, T believe, very accurately represent, 1 ; some suggestions that one of the | what is going on in England polit- arircnal cortical hormones might help but it is too soon to know yet and this Is in the experimental stage. In chronic nephritis, the symptoms ten dto be less severe than in the acute variety. The accumulation of dropsical fluid .or edema, ts ~j~ 7" f /^~~^ f^ T /" A » more or less typical, but there may U. \ Government Pushes for Action ^^,^0,^^ O ~, -j , .. J discomfort in walking may be most n Solution of German Problems WASHINGTON — fNEA)— Big-I Secretary Acheson gets home from .power Is sapped and its influence gcst problem before the Council of London at the end of May, he may Foreign Ministers meeting In Lon- ' " " don this month is, of course, Germany. But it would be rashly overoptimistic to expect that any prescription for a panacea will be written by U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson, British For- ign Minister Bcv- French For- ign Minister their xperts and advisers, This may be in the nature of bad Vnshlngion news. Both the U.S. Senate ,ind House have under coti- ideration resolutions to investigate merican occupation policy in Germany. A somewhat negative result roin London may only aggravate his demand for a probe. So after HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Movies —without popcorn. Jane Russell is wearing a Inw- ut dress and nn itchy spot on her Ann axe sh "Sli'lla set. It nose. She's perched atop a piano in a border town cafe .set for RKO's 'Smilcr With n Gun." The script calls for Jane lo chirp i little number tagged "Five Little -liles From San Berdoo" while Bob Mitchiim ogles her apprecia- Ively. Bob is the best oglcr it) -Tolly wood. Tlic voice is straight from Jane's own larynx but the itchy spot on icr nose isn't in the script. When Director John Farrow has tossed 'Print it" to his crew, the cameras are trained on Mitchum. Mile hum turns on his famous hooded-eve leer for n hip rlnsrup is Jane's «nrbling begins. H's top- drawer acting because. Jane is mil of slRhl tn her rlrcsslnff room (lirr ; about arlors voice is nn a record) and it s nn cinch for Alilchum to look wolfishly nt the top of ;* pin no over the occupied country dissipated. If General MacArthur's live-year occupation theory holds good for the Russians too, then-it would be to their interest to get out of Germany as an occupying power. And as n matter of fact, "a Russian proposition to withdraw Its forces from eastern Germany is expected before the end of 1950. It might even include a separate peace offer. When such an offer comes, America, Britain and Fance musrt be prepared Lo meet it and match it. That Is why the decisions reached at London by the Foreign Ministers should be positive and progressive. The German problem may now be said to break down three ways. First is to establish a stable government for western Germany. Second .-..._ is to bring this government into lion has succeeded for more than | partner ship with the other western five years. History shows, says f European countries. Third is to cs- GcuenU MacArthur. that after that tablish some formula for dealing be In for another rough going-over In the merry month of June. The America [i position on German affairs is somewhat peculiar. The French are traditionally suspicious of anything German -any increase in German power. The British, beset by an austerity program at home, question anything which may cost them money abroad. So while the British and French drag their heels on doing anything to im- govern- prove Germany, the U.S. mcnb pushes for action. Ready to Meet Red Problems American planners figure' they have from six months to two years for getting the German house in order. This is in accord with General Douglas MacArthur's frequently ezprcssed belief that no occupa- time the morale of the occupying See EDSON on Pa K c 9 uncomfortable and unpleasant. There can be dropsical fluid inside the abdominal caity and elsewhere and this is not good. Fluids Eliminated The methods used lo bring about the elimination of some of the excess fluids include drugs which are called diuretics, which stimulate temporarily the secretion of urine. Remoal of accumulated fulids in the abdomen, through a needle, is sometimes necessary. The diet Is important and ha.s to be watched and adjusted v-'ith great care. Improvements and chan^p.^ in dietary management have been made In the last few years, but chronic nephritis ts still a serious condition. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jonnion N'EA StafI Correspondent the bathrobe Evelyn should be unpacking is the one he's wearing. Right before everybody, Van shucks off the bathrobe. Sheridan and Vic Mature ooliriK outdoor scenes for at Fo*'s standing village was built for an early Will Ii«Kcrs film and lias the weather- beaten look of a real town. Some of the c.vlras arc pitching horseshoes between scenes. Even the dogs hired lo lend R touch of realism arc trolling around llic falK- frontcd buildings and bcinj? fooled liy tlic phony trees and fireplugi. Vic Mature looks puzzled when I comment that he's been doing picture after picture without a vacation. British star Emlyn Williams is stranglin Oicar winner Merceries McCatnbrklgc on the set of "The Dungeon" at Motion picture Center. A sifin greets every visitor on the set: "Pleas observe the proper amount of gloom. By order of I. G. Goldsmith, producer." Mercedes Is playing a lough "Who needs a vacation?" Vic argues. "I laugh every time I hear need a rest between pictures. They must lie emotionally upset. What would I do if I wasn't working? Look, going to work every day as a movie actor is a rest tor me.' 1 Vacations aren't for big super- beings like Vic who can bring down a C. B. DcMilie building with known as "Cash and Carry Connie" in the picture and Williams is a Los Angeles psyclualiusl. Director E. A. Dupont shows Williams how to toss a silk srarf around Mercedes throat and pull it tight, when it's rehearsed Mercedes screams, "Yipe." The scene is rehearsed acaln and this time she emits a yell that would curdle the corpu.selcs of Boris Karlofi, The chair Mercedes is sittiuj; In starts lo topple over and Willi.ims i )ro k cr •• pullcs it back just in time to kci'p from liirnirijr the Rrim scenr itilo a Mark Srnnclt spill ......... . .. Murderers and their victims have (o be unafsailably dignified in Hollywood. rial lias Muscles Evelyn Keyes and Vati llclliu are the co-stars of "Cost of Living." Evelyn is rehearsing a scene that calls for her to swing a he.-uy suitcase from the floor to a tacd, pull out vim's bathrobe Rtirt underwear and do an "Oh, no" al Ihe sight of a fun. i is bare hands. Gentleman Deicclivr. ] Bob Ryan and Ward Bond are ; busling Into Ida Lupine's mountain i lodge for a scene in "Mad With (Much Heart." When the Sam ; iut;-[Spade fan club hears how Bob Is playing a detective, there's going to be trouble. Hob lakes his ha', oil in Ida's presence, never once calls her "llahy" or "Dolt." Ida plays a blind sirl in llic picture and there's led one of his opponents. "Only I wish your kindness didn't cost me so much!" He had good reason to complain. George had just made game and rubber where R greedier player would have been set. The opening lead was the jack of spades, dummy covered with the queen, and East put up the king. It was at this point that George, playing the South hand. made one of th e pi ays lor wh ic h he was so well kown. Instead of taking the trick with his ace of spades, he played a low spade, allowing East to hold the trick. Now the defenders were unable to defeat the contract. If East * K,l 10 ¥73 19 « K J 10!) 6 4 ' C5 4 2 VQ62 #72 + 754 North 1 » 2 « • 3 N'. T. + AQ6 (DEALER) N W ' E S * AQ8 V K J 5 » Q54 J.J 1083 N-S vul. A93 ¥ A 1098 4 + AB3 * K9 2 East South West 1 ¥ 1 <• T. Pass Pass 2 N. T. Pass Pass Pass Pass 75 Years Ago Today John Dulany has purchased the 50-iu:re farm, beginning p.t Ihe cnri of South FrankHn street, from Fred L. George, with W. \l. Burns handling the deal. The price was $105 per acre. Miss Laura Hale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Hale of Armorel. \vill be presented in a piano recital Monday evening at the Methodist church. Muss Hale, who won honors In the northeast Arkansas literary meet at Joaesboro recently and entered in the state contest at Conway, will be assisted by several other musicians. Mr. antl Mrs. K. L. Webb and children, of Clarksdale, Miss., have arrived here to make their home. Mr. Webb will be associated with the Shouse-Litlle Chevrolet Co. Red Police Called Menace TOKYO. May IB. (;P)_ A United States court today branded the Soviet Zone's "People's Police" a military organization trained on hatred and forming part o( a policy system that is 'a definite, menace the peace of the world." ically and. as a consequence, socially. Tt is a lair guess that the pendulum has reached the limit of its swing. From now on Us oscUatj^,s will grow weaker until It ttrrlrc^pt what many folks regard as the ideal position of dead center. Am! what of the reigning Socialist government Here again I think we well apply the figure of the pendulum. The Socialist Party ("Labor Party" Is the official designation) itself has reached a period of indecision. The government has carried Its program of nationalization and other doctrines far enough so that it Is getting a strong reaction of displeasure from a powerful section of the voters. That accounts for the recent setbacks in the elections. Therefore, the Socialists rmist answer the difficult question of "Where do we go from here?" In short, Ihey have to decide whether they are going to pursue the old policy of tradition and be opportunists, or whether they shall pursue the dyed-in-the-wool Socialist objective. • The answer to this tough problem brings our pendulum' into plsy again. The left wing Socialis!«||! course aim at total state ownW- ship and control. The right wingers think in terms of a mixed economy, in which private enterprise v/ouid play it.s part as at present. Somewhere between these two ideas the pendulum will come to rest. The next big political test of course will be another general election and th<! political prophets feel that this cannot long be delayed— perhaps not longer than Autumn, at best. Tile present position of Prime Minister Attlee's government Is Intolerable, for it is hanging on by the skin of its teeth. The Socialist majority In the House of Commons Is so liny that all members have to be kept on hand throughout sessions in order to avoid defeat at the hands of thn opposition. Even a few Socialist absences due to illness or similar contingencies might result in catastrophe to the regime. The result is that the strain Is terrific. Even the ministers dare not absent themselves from Commons, and the work of their tie^ partments suffers. And all hands are getting ragged from the strain of the long hours on watch. So we may expect a general election before long. continued spades. South could take his ace and trump the last spade in dummy. It would then be easy lo draw trumps, givinp up one spade, one trump, and one club. East actually decided lo lay down sh over Ihe set as she fumbles i the ace of hearts, drawing dum- fnr her chair ami fcrls tier way arrnss the room. Ida sounds off. between scenes. tor Joe Uxsey her muscles—-Feel it. just feel it," she boast.s and goes through the action as cKort- as a stevedore. Van. waiting for his cue nn Hie my's only trump. He then led another spade, hoping that his partner had the ace. As it turned about the prejudice against short i out. however. South was able to men in Hollywood. "My heart's j win that trick with the ace of she says, " I,eo j spades, draw the rest of the Penn who was so wonderful In | trumps, and then run the dla- Wantcd' hasn't had a break ' nionds. He therefore made his con- md ' tract with an overlrlcfc. It Is interesting to note that Gcorpc would have been set If he had not been so generous at the first trick. For examph. If South wins the first trick with the ace of opponents can take the ace of spades, ind then leads trumps, the hearts, two spade tricks, and the ace of clubs. If declarer tries lo gel a spade ruff by returning a spade at the -second trick, Ihe defenders can take that spade, <traw one trump with the ace of hearts and then 'Not since. But what about Cagney Garficld?" JACOBY ON BRIDGE R.v OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service I George's Generosity " Him a Go mo "Every day." said Generous George, "is Be Kind to Your Opponents Day.x You don't get anywhere being greedy and trying for all the tricks there arc in Ihe deck." ....... , lllllvs „„.,„ al( . ,„ lnc Sidelines, suddenly remember, that' - A vcry ptctty senllmen J. take another spade and the ace of clubs. South cannot gain by trying to get a disca-d on the diamond- before drawing trumps. West would be able to ruff with an otherwise northless trump. The Scots call "Hogmanay." New Year's Video Star HORIZONTAL 4 Soviet city 1.3 Depicted star of television 9 Weight of India 12 Symbol for lithium 13 Fruit 14 Guido's note 15 Effaced 17 Meal 19 Citadel 6 Symbol for tin 7 Monster 8 Penury 9 Closed securely 10 Otherwise 11 RodenU 16 Italian community 18 City in Italy 24 City in Pennsylvania 25 First man 28 Italian river 29 Chaos 30 Alleged force 31 Taslo solo (ab.> 32 Individual 35 Leave out 37 Suffix 38 Burmese nalive 39 Resounded 43 He is a 47 Roll 48 Edible oil 49 Number 50 Dawdle 52 Preposition 53 Onager 54 Lances 55 Negative reply VERTICAL 1 Fish sauce 2 Ugandan town 3 Crowd roughly 34 Kind of cloth 42 Fall in drops 35 Possessors 43 Secrcss 36 Wise men 39 Malaysian cane* 40 Eternities 41 Lampreys 44 Froster 45 Short jacket 46 City in Nevada 51 Symbol for neon

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