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PAGE EIGHT THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NKW8 ran COUJUEK NEW* CO. H W HA1NE6 PuUiiber JAUEJS L. VERHOSrt tditOI PAUL D. HUUAN, AdmtUHn SoJ« N»tlon») AdrwUiUn Rep**secutl»t«: WaUsci Witmer Co, New Xork, Ofaic*«o, D»UoJ», Atlant*. Memphl*. _ , _ Enured u Mcond clmi> outur »t ttu poM- off ic* it BlyUwvUle, Arlunus, undw act ol COD. f leu. Octobu », 1917- _ _____ _ _ "" ilemotr ot Tin Auocuim) PTMB ' SUBSCRIPTION KATM: ' By carrlei in tht city ol Blythe»W« or »oj tuburbun town where c»rn«i i*rvlc» t» m&in- t*ined, 20c p*r KMk, 01 «5« P« month BY m»U, within • r»diU3 ol SO owe* M.OO pci year. ja.OO lot *l» months, 11.00 loi three muntiu; t>; DIBIT outside SO mil* tent 110.00 per rev ,pa;*bje ln»dv»nct. _^_^__^^^^^_ Meditations Hear mj prayer, O L«*, »"<< >«' W «J *•«« mil* Ihee.-fuln" 162:1. » * • . Though smooth be the hcarUeu prayer, no ear fiThe^wn will mind it; And the' finest phrase (alls dead, if there Is no leelini behind it. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Barbs Elections are coming up over the country so it's about time for a lot of people to forget to vote. 1 * * » ' Wtaiom k common iense—hut nol leiy e»m- • "A doctor says colds can be cured by going lip In an airplane. Other troubles have been cured by coming down in one. • ' • • • Folks who lei coal buying j» until late mar find gut Ihty made • fuelish mliUke. • * * jfn English acientist says every man is worth (8000 to his government at the lime^f his birth. And if the tax collector ever finds that out— Collective Bargaining Better on Smal jer Scale I Predictions are being freely offered these days that President Truman mity peize both the coal mines imd the steel mills if strikes in these basic industries art not settled soon. • .- . . ; ; Apparently the affected labor unions inmld welcome the move ; in the belief that th«. government then' would proceed to apply union terms in working agreements. But if seizure does com* to pass it will provide notice to • the American . people that tht collective bargaining process as riow conducted is definitely getting out of hand. It is obvious that these stalemates between giant industrial and union forces ars not in the public interest. ••' . ' No matter.who is right in these or any similar disputes, neither side has ; the right to inflict the kind of damage upon the economy—and hence people generally;—that is almost inevitably .the outcome of such widespread work stoppages. ' 'The President's steel fact-finding board itself suggested that labor con- ; troversy ought not to be allowed to reach the massive proportions of today's typical conflicts. It advised the steel industry and the steel union to go back to bargaining on a company-by- cornpauy basis. Were bargaining to be conducted once more at the company level, Lhe vast crippling effect of industry-wide strikes would be eliminated from the picture. A strike would still hurt, but not as much as now. Furthermore, negotiations on this narrower footing would mean an end to huge aggregations of power arrayed against each other hi a war of attrition. It is the very scale of these battles that seems to make government intervention so often the only solution. For both management and labor commit so much of their strength and prestige in these struggles that neither can easily give ground. The nationwide scope of the disputes puts the public spotlight upon them and thus intensifies the difficulty. When bargaining is attempted under these conditions, it seldom bears much resemblance to the man-lo-man horse trading that really leads to a reconciliation- of divergent views. What usually happens is that each side states its position in unyielding fashion and then sits back to wail for the government to step in'and enforce a settlement. In the past, more often than not the government-enforced solution Jias been favorable to labor, which explains why unions still welcome intervention by Washington. But under different circumstances the decision could as easily go the other way. Only when the government makes clear it will not take a hand do the parties get together in something roughly like the old bargaining situation. The General Motors strike of 1946 wa* settled fast once Die union understood that Washington could not act. But most of the time the government cannot sit idly by. The impact of coal and steel strikes is too far-reaching to allow a haiuls-off policy indefinitely. The dilemma we are in today will continue to recur until genuine collective bargaining on a reasonable scale is restored in all basic industries. B!/rrHEVn.!,K (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ' WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER ^ t 1949 Coaxing Dollars? ; An American businessman on his way to Canada to make a speecli. complains that v Canadian customs officers confiscated; a large number of copies of his preiwred remarks. Since the executive had cleverly concealed the original in his briefcase, he was able to make his speech anyway. What the customs people had in mind is a little hard to figure. Maybe they have some idea the copies will go unclaimed and Ihey can sell them at auction to hike C'iumcla's dollar supply. If that's it, they're in for a jolt. The market for a businessman's old speeches is about as.live as the bidding for Wallace campaign billions. 1 • • * Views of Others Unification: > Help From Outside The dispute over what unification really means when iL passe* from idea to application has again readied one of those points at which only a backing away from the welter of details seems to bring clarification. , The navy case we have endeavored already to assess. It has much merit. But it has also been presented with, the militancy an outvoted minority feels driven to In order to be heard at all. from that standpoint, it has temporarily harmed teamwork. ; • . . Gen. Omar Bradiey's testimony, in one respect, has had the same effect. Becnu.se we so warmly respect'the chairman ol the Joint Chiefs we regret even more deeply his stumble into bitterness and name-calling, especially in formal testimony, In his official capacity, and before a public congressional hearing. Gen. Mark Clark, too, moved an otherwise helpful contribution from light into heal by urging the "ruthless elimination" ot any in the armed services who do not believe in unification. The navy will suspect, we fear, that by some army and air force definitions that would mean firing just about everyone, from admiral to ensign. Whatever den. Lawton Collins, the new army Chief; of Staff, may have planned to say, he did very well In tills angry atmosphere, to bring only calm and conciliatory words. Even more important'was the wisdom displayed by Gen. Dwight Eisenhower; Because of hts relative detachment, because of his accomplishments as i military statesman, he could have entered this dispute as a referee.and thrown his prestige on one side of the conflict or-the other. Instead he chose to say some of those things which urgently needed saying at that moment, and just as urgently need to be repeated over ftnd over. "1 will be no party to either side," said the General, iWe are dealing here with distinguished Americans, men who have the country at heart, and we should not be too ready to call names • on either side. Thia Is a consideration which should be so obvious as to be almost platitudinous. Yet 11 Is being forgotten, and any means taken to make unification real which does not accept ft is doomed to failure. There Is an immediate situation to be handled, however. It cannot be cleared tip by Secretary Johnson's assurances alone. The secretary Is not above the dispute—he Is in 11 and, In the eyes ot many, as much a delendanl as the navy. The President could Impose a surlace solution by backing up Secretary Johnson in disciplinary action against any who oppose him. That would ignore the wisdom of the Eisenhower approach. H would be like sitting on the satety valve to keep the steam from roaring out. What must be dealt with is both a deep-rooted (ear on the part of one service that not only us identity but Its whole strategic doctrine Is threatened, and an honest concern, felt by others as well as navy officer;, that the nation's security may be imperiled by overemphasis on one arm. Those feais may not be wholly justified. But it may lake further legislation by Congress to dispel them. As for the questions about the B-36 and strategic bombing: It looks now as though only the weapons evaluation hoard and some body— like a "royal commission"—above service distrusts, above party politics, can bring stvlLslaclory answers. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR How to Ruin a,Vacation Britain's House of Commons Gains Hew Powers Over Lords Th« DOCTOR SAYS Every so often It is necessary to repeat the warning that acute in|)eiidlcltis If a serious disease and that there are still to many deaths resulting from It each year. Although modern, prompt treatment—usually b y surgery—h a s Brcatlly reduced the danger from appendicitis, the taking of cathartics or failing to make a diagnosis early enough can bring serous results. The pain accompanying appendicitis is often not as severe as people expect It to be. This Is particularly true In older people The result Is lhat people often Ignore It tor several days and by that time the appendix may have ruptured and caused peritonitis Occasionally the appendix, instead of lying near the front of the abdomen on the. right 5 lde, may be twisted towards the back so that Ky neWltt MicKende AP Forelfn Affair* Analyst Britain's House of Commons last night passed a bill which further curbs the powers of the august House of Lords, thereby gaining another notable victory In the generation-old fight between the elected representatives of "the people" and the ermine robed nobility. This measure restricts the l/>rds from holding up for more than one year any legislation passed by Commons. Heretofore the Lords could delay Commons' measure for two years. Tills in Itself Is a notable victory for commons, but it cuts deeper than that. It opens the way for the final passage of the Common* bill nationalizing England's hug^| strnl industry. ^^ The preponderantly conservative Lords hnd agreed reluctantly to lesser measures for state ownership but had refused to accept tii» steel program, which represents the high-point in the Socialist program of nationalization. Now they will hnve it rammi-d down IholV thronts. nritl Ihe frni-prrrn" 1 >u i, n \ls the only -symptom Is back pain The appendix can He in some other part of the nborlmcn and it Ls not • . . L safe, therefore, to think that pain he able to » cniove tn ~ ls before which is on the lower right side is Ibe only kind which can mean appendicitis. The use of cathartics or laxn- tives is dnngcrous. A laxative causes the wave-like motions «f the intestines to increa.sc. Large waves hasten the rupture rf five year term ends next .July. It's Interesting to note that there was one other way in which Prime Minister Attlec could have beaten the Lords on this steel legislation If necessary, although H would have been an extreme measure. He could acutely follou ' ed Ihc nrecede:.t t by the nflamed appendix, when this hap- ' late Prir » e Minister Herbert As---<.-—" - • uith back in 191L This was In New General Services Agency Starts Out Economy Program by Spending More Money By Douglas Larsen | WASHINGTON— <NEA) Jess Lnr- ; son, the man who boldly sLruck out! to cut $250,000,000 worth of fat , from the government's opera lion lust summer, now reports Lhat you've sot to spend money to save money. ,The big Oklahoma ranolier is In charge of government reorganization Plan No. 1. The plan is mostly the baby of the Hoover Commission. And it's the commission's estimate—not Larson's — that it's supposed to save B quarter of a billion a year. Crux of the Irien is to make the savings by combining all ot the federal housekeeping functions, such as the handling of records, traffic management and purchasing fnto one, super-efficient agency. Congress bought the Idea 100 per cent, and in line with the Hoover group's suggestion, combined info one outfit the Federal Works Agency, Bureau of Federal Supply, National Archives and War Assets Admi nlstratfon. These agencies mostly performed services for other federal agencies, so the name given to the combination was General Services. With the law passed and the' able administering it, everybody sort of sat back to wait savings la roll In. After for the 'month [ or two, however, Senator Byrd from Virginia, who believes that the way o end tip saving Is to start saving, leedled Larson. Byrd claimed that- he new combine hnd actually added help Instead of cutting,, as he had expected. That raised explains. \Vanl More Personnel Practically the he has on other only compulsion brandies of the an important issue. Whatever Larson himself thought aboufc cutting pi-rsonnel when he took the job. he now contends that j nil the personnel they have," he if General Services is going to do —'-'"any saving, as per congressional in-, structioius. it must hire a lot more people. Here's the way Larson ex- pi a i i>5 it: Need Time to Crl Golnff v -"Suving is not going to occur na a result of our internal operation, but as a result of our supervision over the housekeeping functions of the other agencies. We are setting out to do something in the government that has never been done before. It's a brand new function so naturally we've got to Increase our staff to perform it. We're like a new business that has to live on the original investment for awhile before it. can show profits." More specifically, he cites the problem of streamlining the government's method of moving property and material around the country. That's one of his assignments. Each agency has a different method of handling freight, he explains, involving widely varying rate.s and charges. By unifying freight hand-j l!ng Uncle Sam would have billions,! Larson claims. "But before there- can be any such unification," ne says, "we have to make careful surveys of the whole problem." "It Uikes people to make surveys," he says, "and we have only 15 to do a job that requires 75 if it' Is to be clone right." And in trying to help the other agencies save, by showing them how to streamline their traltic handling, it's not possible to-borrow their traffic personnel. Larson says, "While we are studying ,ways ol improving their methods,' they've got to continue as usual and need government is in the matter of purchasing. General Services must buy for all the other agencies, except the military services. Biggest problem here! Larson has discovered, is getting the agencies 'to cut down on the stocks of such things office supplies. It was discovered that one bureau had pu rch a s ed enough carbon paper . to last 75 years. Another had bought enough paper clips to In.st the whole government 10 years. A major plan tinder consideration is to have the military agencies buy all the medical supplies for Veterans Administration and Public Health hospitals. The military buys so much of this item, it is a simple matter for It to buy a little more for the government's civilian •^hospitals and clinics. Centralized purchasing of motor vehicles is another function which might be turned over to the defense for economy's sake. The Department of Defense has a good measure of unified | purchasing and Larson reasons that the whole government • might, just as well take advantage of It. Larson is by no means pessirrJ.stic on the chances of his new organization eventually saving money. Ho even goes so far as to say that the Hoover Commission's estimate of $250,000,000 is low. '- However, he thinks it won't be much before 1952 before real savings show. As he puts it: "You've got to spend money to save money In this operation." pens peritonitis develops—a very serious complication Indeed. Laxatives should be avoided if there Is the slightest suspicion ot appendicitis. No chances should be taken with tiiis Important disease, in recent years penicillin has often been giv- «n before operation and afterwards, •md this seems to make the recovery somewhat easier Recovery if operation is done promptly Is almost certain. • * * Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked mip.stions in' his column. THE DOCTOR ANSWERS uithek QUESTION: What are the chief characteristics of n person' addicted to [he use of "dope?" ANSWER! I presume this question means narcotics of the opium family. The symptoms at first may be nnobservable. Later, loss of weight and appetitc T excessive paleness of the skin, nervousness. .sleeplessness and other symptoms can develop. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskinc Johnson NKA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (MEA) — Vlr-j Shelley Winters, describing the glma Mayo is going swimming again | unscnponal cold spell at Lake Ta- SO THEY SAY In all candor and at the risk ol. being undiplomatic, our problem is not only to Ret Europe on Its own feel but off our backs.—EGA Administrator Paul Hoffman. • * * ' I have not been able to talk to'Joe suiln and find out if he still loves me. I am unemployed at present and looking for a Job.—Earl Browdcr, former head of U. 5- communist Parly. # ' • * II is time (or ilita .(United Nations General i Assembly to make > rcncvretJ ellort to rtstorc peace along the northern Qreek border and to re-eMabUsh normal relations between Greece and all Its northern neighbors. Outside aid to the guerrilla* must stop and Greece must be permitted to bind up Its wounds.—Secretary of Stale Dean Acheson. with a movie camera peeking around a tree. But such complications! Sbe'll be on a leash held by Burt uicaMei and the water will be aycci blue. Virginia may even be *.ycd bine. That's up to the ce"- Maybe I belter explain. It's lor a scene hi "The Htiwk and the Arrow." Virginia is the captive of Lancaster, a 12th Century Robin Hood type fellow, at his mountain lodge. I There f a beautiful mountain I pool—tlyco a deep blue to keep the technicolor camera happy. Lancaster permits her to go swimming attached to a rope. He holds the other end of the rope. The camera must reveal as much of Virginia as the censors v;ill fallow on account of bathing suits hadn't been invented yet. They ran always add more dye to keep the censors Viappy. But at a certain [mint, the studio special effects ilrp-Trtnients has decided, Virginia \vttl also turn bUie. If the rensoro arc rabid blue nnses and Insist nn more hlnc Virginia will also gel blur. As jo\i see. I'm blue In the face trying to get out of ihis. So to heck with 't. WHAT ARK THEY SAYING? Hollywood's latest 'cover up" ro- nianre Is the Joan Crawford-Brian. Donlfivy Idyll. Both are being secre- Uve about It. but my Malibti spy tells liie that Joan is a constant visitor at Oonlevy's beach home. Or maybe she just likes to head wlial the wild waves arc saying. On his recent tiip to Sweden. Edffar Bergen shot 9000 feet of film using Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd *"d the scenery. Jack Warner saw U. bought It and wilt release the film SF a two-reel short. hoe, where she was on location for Paramount's "A Suu." Place in the i almusl Grcer Carson is up for the lend in "Tl-.e Fire Tree," story ot a U S. colonel's wife who fwlls in love with a scrgeanU Polan Banks will produce. . M-G-M Is going nhead with plans to* film "Quo Vadis" in th^ spring. Arthur Hornblow already has started auditions for supporting players. Humphrey Bogart Is battling tooth and nail to get Lauren Ba- out of her Warner contract. That Panda bear episode is haunting him. At Tcitetbaum, the furrier. Is now turning out '"pamla" fur coaLs (really rabbit, with stenciled panda spots.) Hou ilc! do you feel department Former kid star Virginia Weldter took her two-year-old son to the Dells for his first dinner out. HONORS TO THE. HORSE Lon McCalllster. as the star, and Frank Melford, as the producer, will "lorify Arizona's famed quarter horse in a movie with the tentative title, "The Boy Prom Indiana." A quarter horse, In case you don't 1 ,., know, is a range anlmnl who works 1 " six days a week and races on i.be seventh. At a quarter mile, even a thoroughbred race horse can't cent 'cm One of Bill Howard's prize iugs ran against a quarter horse at San- la Anita two years ago. The quarter horse won—by almost two lenglnn —over the quarter-mile distance. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE .Jjy.William F - McKennry America's Card Aulliorily Written for NEiA Service Is (t Method Of Forcing a Slam When Fred L. Karp'n's new edition of the Point-Count System of Bidding in Contract Bridge, wy.s 75 Years Ago In Btvtheville Miss Belly McCutchen and Dick Tipton were voted as the most popular students in the city high snhool in the annual !"Who's Who" contest. Mary Spain Usrey won first for best all around girl and Polly Ann Buck was voted the prettiest girl in school. Other^ honors given the girls named Geneva Carter, wittiest; Evelyn Smart/ cutest; Betty Proctor freshest freshman; Patty Shane most dignified senior; Lystra Bracken, most artistic; K.ithryn Walpole, words of Mr. Karpin: "In a poll of of the nation's leading players, it was found that 21 of them, when asked how they felt about reaching a small slam if they held two aces opposite partner's opening bid of two in a suit, replied that they would get to a slam even if it wasn't a .May-down' hand." Consequently, following the advice and experience of the experts, whenever you hold two aces opposite partner's opening two-bid, your response of four no trump, showing two aces, will be a force to slam. That is.'any bid that is made in the five level cannot be passed. On the hand given today, the bidding was routine. When North made a tour no trump re-sponsc, showing two aces. South could count onection with an act whcih would «ir the Lords from Interfering with iiv fin; ?e bill In Commons- The House of Lords was adamant its refusal to imke any siK-h concession. Thereupon A.snuith wmrd nn ultimatum that either be Lords would a?ree or he would call upon the King to credate iuieh Lords to insure acceptance in the upper house: The Lords then surrendered, for the prime minister could have riore exactly a.s he threatened. It Is oiiite im- ikely that the Klnsf would refuse such n request by the head of jovernmetit. A prime minister, by the way, can not be a member of the upper louse. Onlv a member of CommorriB can hold that position. A]on; that* line the King himself cannot enter the House of Commons without the consent of the House. - As T recall it lhat 'rule was laid down after Charles I entered Commons and arrested five members. These days when a message from the throne is brought to Commons, it is carried, by n dic- nitarv known" as the black rod who knocks respectfully- at the-doors to the House and bears for admission as aeent orchis majesty, There are R40 members of Commons and 740 Lords. S^me of thft * Lords are hereditary, others are newly appointed by the Kinjr, and there nre including still the other .categories, bishops of the Church of England. Actually the majority of the Lords rarely attend the sessions- Most "of the pfers who sit regularly are experts who have, been because ot 4 V + * \ J 10862 V 105 »Q643 4.87 A9 43 A85 100854 ' N W E S Dealer 2 AQ75-1 ¥ 976 » J 1032 A J 3 their knowledge. While the lesislotivc powers of the Lords are restricted,' they perform a very useful service. For one thing they serve as a valuable balance wheel for a sometimes im- "Hmise of Comrr.ons. Then the law Lords constitute the high court, whiclv 1s the enuivaler.i of America's stinreme court. ^ However, there is growing deba(«|P in England whether it wouldn't 02 better to reconstitute the House of Lords by makivip its membership elective. In that way it would represent the general public the same as does. Common.s. That at least Is a solution which the Socialist party would like to see. best musician. L. T. Moore was nanicrl wittiest boy; Rouse Hiu-p, most handsome; Simon Joseph, cutest bos': J. W. Purtle, friendliest boy; Joseph Wol- fortfl freshest, fveslnnan; James all thirteen tricks, and immediate- Guard, best dressed boy. and Herly jumped io seven no trump, which j she] Mosley was named best all- was a lay-down. | around athlete. Musical Instrument Answer to Previous Puzzls ' >AKQJ82 « KT A .\.K Q Lesson Hand— Both vul. South West 2 V Pass 7N.T. Poss Opening — ^ North 4 N. T. Pass East Pass Pass 2 Sign In a Hollywood Blvd. gilt shop: "CliOkCe Selection Gifts for Your placed on my desk, I had intended [o write some articles on the point- count system. However, when I found out how well he had described the ace and l!tng showing ro- i an opening bid of two in a suit, 1 thought my readers would want to know this convention. The basic principles of this con- vcnllon have been employed by of Horrible Mother-in-Law." Quo'.e of the week: Arlington'.' First First burial of a soldier in Arlington cemetery was lhat of L. Heinhardt, a confederate soldier of the 23rd North Carolina Regiment, which took place on May 13. 1864. The following day, 11 Union soldiers were interred in the presence of President Lincoln. great many eastern experts [or several years. There is hardly a good player today who would not realize if "his partner made an opening two-bid in a suit, that he was asking for aces. In today's article (which Is tb third of a series) Karpin explains if your partner opens the auction with a game-forcing bid of two in a suit, and you, as responder, hold two aces, Jump immediately to ofur no trump. This response is iorcing to slam. The reason why II is tore- ing to slam Is the following, in the \ HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted musical inslnimeiU 8 It was used in ancient 13 Praise 14 Musics! instrument 15 Golf mounti 16 Rent 18 Knock ISRodenl 20 Compound ether 21 Organ of sight 22 Preposition 23 Comparative suffix 24 Persian fairy 27 Vehicles 29 Bone 30 Giant king of Bashan 31 Mixed lypr 32 Greek letter 33 Imilates 35 Globule 38 Toward 39 Concerning 40 Mall beverage 42 Military group 47 Suit 48 Morsel 49 Around 50 Employ 51 Oak fruit 53 WaVener 55 Accommodates 56 Hold down VERTICAL 1 Persian vuler 2 Fancy 3 Animal fat •! Thallium (symbol) SCheM rattle 6 Shoshanean Indians ' 7 Flesh food 8 Always i 3 General issue (ab.) 1C Long ago 11 Performer 28 Malarial fever 43 Siberian gull 12 Small candles 33 Moorish drum 4-1 Bellow 17 Compass point 34 Civil officers 45 Untainted 2SStoui cord 36 Gels up 48 Hall 26 It was usctl in 37 Restrains 47Unile the w.orship 41 Famous 52 Road (do.) of English school 54 Abraham's 27 Hair tool 42Containers home (Bib.) HI bi « 17 51

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