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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 31, 1950
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»AGE SIX BLYTHEVILLB lAW.f COURIER ~NEWS TH* BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BAKKT A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Associate Editor - PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising •oil Nutlonil Advertising Representatives: W«lUc» Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit , ilcmphls. btered is second class matter at the post- •fflc* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act oj Con- frew, October 9, 1117. Uember o( The Associated Prcu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city ol Blythcvllle or an; •uburbaa town vhcre carrier service t£ maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month Bj mall, within a radius of 50 miles {4.00 pel ytar, 12-00 (or six months, (1-00 for three nionUis; by mal) outside 50 mlie tone, HO.00 per rear pa;able la advance. Meditations Where no wood is, there NIC fire goclli uul: co where there Is no tale-oearcr, the strife ceas- elh.—rrovcrbi 25:20. + » * Listen not to a talebearer, or slanderer, for he tells thce nothing out of good-will; but. as he discovered, of the secrets of others, so he will of thine In turn. —Socrates, Barbs The trouble with youths who try the wrong thing once is that they usually try It once too often. » • » Prisoners in an Oklahoma jail ire required to fthive dally. Then what's the advantage of being In jail? * * * All the big-time running races teach a lot of people to cut out the horse play. 1 . * * * Any time jou w»nt H to rain just rtrajf the hwe out of the garage and get all set to sprinkle. * * * Oom* Juna and Dan Cupid will havt order* to shoot on sight. Senators Letting Politics Balk Issue of Statehood Though they're largely unspoken, the j main arguments in the Senate against j statehood for Hawaii and Alaska are /. political. \ Some senators simply don't care to | have four more senators swelling their < numbers. They fear the senatorial toga ' wouldn't be as distinguished a garment, j This fear is especially acute among , I lawmakers from New England and the • South, who foresee a smaller voice for 1 their regions and a lustier one for the 1 booming West. It's assumed, of course, * that Hawaii and Alaska would stand ; with their western brethren on the big • •i issues of resources development and farm t programs. | Not ft few senators are cool to Hawaiian statehood because it would confer voting privileges on that territory's ' pre-dominantiy non-Caucasian poptila- j tion. :, And because both territories ara 'j : chiefly rural, certain big city lawmak- ; ers are against bringing them in as states. Their feeling is that Congress al- JCeady has too strong a rural coloring. Furthermore, some Republicans ; think statehood would work to their disadvantage because up lo now Alaska , and Hawaii have tended to lean toward : the Democrats. GOP leaders bent on re- capturing control of the Senate can hard- '' ly take a happy view of any move that ; would increase their handicap. : These are the points turning over in senatorial minds as the upper chamber • fights a delaying action against statehood bills long since approved by the House. But if there is sincere promise in the constitutional assurance that any U. S. territory may become a state, then all these political arguments are irrelevant. In one form or another they could have been made against the entry of many of our present 48 states. " The question the Senate must hon; estly decide is whether Hawaii and Alaska have the genuine substance of stale- hood, a mature grasp of their own affairs, a sense of responsibility that fits . them for fuller representation in the U. S. government. ; Any facts which bear upon this fun- 1 damental test are relevant to the Senate's decision. For example can Alaska, ; whose land now is 99 per cent federally- owned, get along without too heavy reliance on Washington? Can Hawaii nian- ; njre large responsibilities without suc- ' cumbing to troublesome Communist in: flucnces? ; If legitimate queries like these can ; be answered favorably for the territories, as the House seems to believe, then ; the -Senate has no right to block state; hood. Under such circumstances its action would be properly branded as nar- . vow, selfish politics destructive of the •ountry'« highest constitutional ideali. GM-Auto Workers' Pact Promises Peace to Industry Barring the unforeseen, there will be no strike at giant General Motors until at least May 29, 1955. And that prospect is the best news this country has had in a long time. GM produces more than 40 per cent of U, S. cars. It has 275.000 workers scattered through 100 plants all over America. Its activities, like those of olh-- er motor makers, affect the operations of thousands of suppliers large and small. So five years of uninterrupted labor peace will be a wholesome, stabilizing influence in ihe whole U. S. economy. This outlook is possible because of the constructive altitude shown by both GM and the United Automobile Workers in negotiating their new contract. In this agreement there is clear evidence of a give-and-take spirit and a real concern for the public interest. Tlie performance stands in contrast to the bitter bargaining that accompanied the 100-day Chrysler strike, and to the more recent pointless walkout of railroad firemen agninsl four major lines. The GM agreement can't be opened for any reason whatsoever during its lifetime. In return, the company guarantees its workers an annual four- cents-an-houi' wage hike to be added to basic rates. Walter Reulher UAW head, characterizes this feature as a reward for continuing increases in worker productivity. He sees it as the end of a long struggle for wage increases "that aren't immediately reflected in price increases." No question, it is a new and imaginative device for accommodating wage demands without the possible disruption of production at great cost to all concerned. The union also got hospital-medical benefits, improved insurance, a modified union shop and pensions that may range from $100 to ?117.50 a month. Retained in the contract was the escalator clause providing for wage adjustments tied to the ups and downs of Hie government cost-of-living index. These changes would have no upward limit but could bring wages no tower than established basic rates. The union wanted to scrap the plan but gave in on this score. 1C the Russians are still hoping a II. S. depression is just around the corner, the new GM contract will make discouraging rending iii__the Kremlin, it's no guarantee of prosperity but it's certainly a healthy hedge against serious trouble. Readers' Views To the Editor: In Ihc Courier News of last Saturday i noticed tlie City Park Commission has a scheduling system set up lor the playgrounds of Blytheville which I personally am In Javor of. I realize we have lo have supervision and scheduling of events, but last Thursday afternoon I was a witness to one or the most unsportsmanlike affairs I have ever witnessed. A few players of the Bay Window league absolutely took over Little Park playground, tore up $75 worth of airplanes of the children, told the kids to leave the field, that they had all day to play and one player backed his up with abusive language. Now I like Softball but j love children best, I play softball' in Ihe Fathers and Son league but we don't play on the kids playground. I say let the Bay Windows play at Walker Park or somewhere else and let the kids have their playground. I realize the Buy Windows help support the Y, but If they are going 10 :un the kids out of Ihe playgrounds my next donation goes double for the Boy Scouts of America. If I thought what I saw last Thursday was Justice, the next child I saw with a toy. I would smash U, throw out my chest and say. "Co homo where you belong." , Fred R. Copeland So They Say I am confident that Alaska and Hawaii, like our present states, will grow with statehood and because of statehood.—President Truman. + « * The margin of safety with which our country moves !n the world today is not great enough to permit us to be rccKlcss . . with the talents of those people we depend on for thr generalship of our peacetime battles -State- Department Cotmsolor George Kcmian on Sen. McCarthy's attack on the state Department. » » » American unions have given ami financial assistance lo European workers and their unions.—Assfslart U. S Secretary of Labor Philip Kaiser, on labor's part In the fold war. * * » When our Atlantic community contains a European union, (lie western world will | )C strong. —Maj.-Gcn, William "\Vild Bili" Donovan. How Much and Where Did He Get It? ~" WEDNESDAY, MA^' 31, 1950 Peter ft/son's Washington. Column — It Was Liberal vs. Conservative Again in North Carolina Vote WASHINGTON. (NEA) —The Democratic senatorial primary in \'orth Carolina was the fifth big test in this year's battle or liberals versus conservatives. This was the race of the incumbent Sen. Prank i\ Graham for re-election, against Willis Smith, conservative former jrcsident of the American Bar Association, and for- ner Sen. Robert R. Reynolds, isolationist. Up lo the North Carolina primary, the score stood :hrec victories lor the liberals in „ Pennsylvania, Or- KUSON egon and Alabama, to one conservative victory in Florida. Senator Graham has been a backer of most of President Truman's program. North Carolina Democrats were "regular" throughout the 1!H8 election, and they defeated the Dixiecrats In thai state. Senator Graham was not too active in that 1048 campaign. In 1!)41 he had served on the President's Civil Rights Commission. Then lie was U. S. representative on the United Nations Good Offices Commission In Indonesia. He resigned from that post In February. 1948. to return to his regular post as president of University of North Carolina. He was not appointed to the U. S. Senate until March. 1049, after the death of Sen. J. Melville Bvoushton. In nil this periori, there has been one major issue on which Senator Graham has deviated from or op- poJcd the principles of the Truman administration. This has been on tlie Fair Employment Practices Commission. And as is only to be expected, this was the major issue in the North Carolina primary. MakcTKPC Stand Ihc Main Issue Because Senator Graham has been on the liberal side. Ihe elloii, of his opponents was to prove that he favored the FEPC. He was on Die President's Commission. It rccom- j mended elimination of all racial segregation in employment, education, housing, health, government service and In the armed services. For political purposes, it has therefore been assumed by his opponents that Senator Graham favored this policy. What this has overlooked is the fact that there was a minority report to the recommendations by the President's Commission on Civil Rights It was not so identified, but Senator Graham has declared that he wrote this minority report. Taking exception to the recommendations for compulsory elimination of segregation by law. it advocated the policies of "voluntary- ism" and "gradualism." These are the goliblcdygook words which have become common in the FEPC argument by moderates who merely want to put in anti-segregation laws no faster than they can be readily accepted in any locality. As of today, no Southern politician—no matter how liberal he is on oilier issues—can hope to survive if he opposes racial segregation. This may be sad. hut it is a political fact of life. That is why Senator Graham apparently had to take his present position on this issue. Also, he believes it. "All or Nothing" I'ulicy Gets Nowhere The Democratic administration has led the U. S. Senate through two fruitless filibusters ton- FEPC. They have consumed great time. They have not advanced the cause of anti-segregation. If the Tnmian administration had been willing to take 11 compromise on FEPC—accepting voluntaryism and gradualism—it would at least have had that. And the way would their have been cleared to come Sec KDSON I'ago 11 Lie's Trip May Bf ing Results in Due Time The DOCTOR SAYS By KimiN I'. JORDAN', M. I). Written for NBA Service The morning after the first liol Sunday or holiday of early summer brings to every office a crop of sun worshipers whose bright red skias and blisters show a lack of good sense In exposing themselves to the sun. Strangely enough it Is the same people who year after year forget, their past experiences and over7 expose themselves to the sun iii spite of the discomfort which they have previously suffered, They ought to know better, but they seem never to learn. Now severe sunburn is not- only uncomfortable but can be dangerous. Furthermore, sunburn Is no help to health. The sun's rays; are necesary for the growth of plants and help in maintaining the health and well-being of human beings and animals. One of (he benefits which the sun can give is to aid the human skin to produce a substance called vil- amln D, which is necessary for complete good health ami which prevents rickets In children. A brown, tanned color is the result of the deposit of a pigment or coloring matter in the skin called melanin. This helps to protect the body against getting too much from the sun's rays, when the skin becomes pale it means there Is not much melanin present. Melanin docs not flow to the skin at. once on exposure to sun but takes time. A white skin, therefore, is not as well protected against the sim ns it is when sood tanning Is present. Until the skin is protected sun in almost exactly the same way in this way it can be burned by the that it can be burned by any other hot substance. When the skin Is burned by sun the outer layers are killed and have to be replaced from the layers below. After a severe sunburn, for example, the outer layers are shed in sheets and pull off. The dead outer layers do not get any benefit from the .sun and actually prevent some of the good which is desired. N'o Falling Asleep People who are not accustomed So much sunlight and do not show tanning should be careful about the first few exposures. They .should be especially careful not to fall asleep in the sun. Too much sun is dangerous as well as uncomfortable. A number of ointments or lolions can be placed on the skin and will protect somewhat against rays of the sun and promote tanning ra- f.her than burning. There are many of these substances on the market. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskinc Jonnson hA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) •— Exclusively Yours: Judy Garland's search for health has moved lo San Francisco. where she's under t|ie cure of specialists. Judy's last, session with the medicos sent her into "Summer Slock" feeling— and looking—like a new gal. Three M-G-M musicals, including "Show Boat," now await the green light from her doctors. Esther William.?' bis musical number in "Pagan Love Song" will feature the hula— performed i:i the water. Quick, Jeeves, my divinj tiM. Stanley Kramer broke np movie precedents with "Champion" and "Home of the Brave." Now he'll break you up with "The Men," ,<tory of Birmingham Hospitals ixira- plegics. The film gives Holly.vnod gives to Kramer full title to the a new star, Marlon Brando, and Haim that "Movies Arc Better ItiKn F.ver." Tills is the best. President Tinman has orriercd the closing of Birmingham Hospital. "The Men" may change hi.-, mir.d. Olrnn Lillian's wife lias moved mil of (heir home and (he srpnra- liiin is nfftclal. Slip's now tracliins In a children's sclirml. . . . Ida Ln- pinn anrl Howard Duff have bcrn pulling the wool ovrr ]|nllr»onir.s ryrs by dating away from tlie q:\u- dicr places. They wore in a dark rmntli at the Villa Nova— their third date in one wrck ..... lunc Hover's grandmother ts seriously ill In Ve^as. . , . Kd Gardner's pals say i he's serious about Hie movir lie'll [ produce in Puerto Kirn. Thr pic- hire Is a murder im.stery. "The .Man With My Face," and will have 1 a S.tOO.IKK) hiiilt-rl. i Modesty \ Red SfccUon plays himself, his father and his grandfather in "Watch the Birdie" and explains: "When I'm in a tlivcc-vs-ay ,>liot. I upstage papa and underplay erandpa so the bum in the middle can't iteol the scene." .Vire tn director Irvine Rapper " v "°»' re right," North admitted in Gertrude Lawrence" following s i' cI1>T ' " : cl)0 "'d have remembered 7 preview of "The Gla's Mena ' >iou ' d maneuver the imnd like •ic":. "I'm still dozs-cl by the re- ? ? " ( 'J,' sy '^' l a!lrays m ' shl lo ition of mv n .rf mm ,n; n - lost tnrcc lrlclis >>'«1 also had (« "I ran Icll you llial we'll hi- Mr. and Sirs, before Ihc year Is over. We hail planned lo marry [his cum- ins .Inly 1 liul decided to make it a liltlc later." Blonde Victoria plays a man- chaser in "Harvey." When she started her scenes, there was a little Jane Russell trouble. "fVenry Koster. the director, made me assume a different pasture so that, my—er—talent wouldn't be so prominent." Victoria said. .lack Panr. who Just landed a big airshow after three years on the shelf, quips: "I Just turned 30. This fc the 1 year of comebacks—Gloria Swanson, Mae Murray and now me." Wril-Kccetvcil Wire tn director Irvine from (lie go reption of my performance. John Carroll got a pained took In his face when I asked him about a possible reconciliation with his ex- wife Lucille Ryman. "If somebody can talk here into 11. I'll re-marry her," he said. ''Kiqhl now she won't li.tvc me." John Is culling his operatic liari- tnue iTnwn to a rrrrmer's ulmpcr in "Hit Parade of mil." Producer Jack Cummtnss' crack after seeing rushes of Jane Powell's corset dance in "The Tendei Hours." "No matter how you slice it, it's still Salome." ' * • • Loif Rrikson jumped from "Stella" at PCX to "Dallas" at Warners. "Stella Dallas"? . . . Dorothy Dall- ciridee says it this way at Larry Pollcr'.s: "Diamonds are a girl's best friend—but a mink coat is thirkrr than water." , . . Gale Storm, setting ready for a Broadway invasion, will take a play, "People Are Crazy." on Ihc road for a series of one niehters. fearful when I started the picture," she said. "But I forgot that. Will was my husband when we got going. I just had the feeling that I was working with a great talent and I sat there with my mouth open." Even John Ford, Maureen whis- ner.s. has marked her husband down as Hollywood's coming director. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Ry OSWALD JACOBY 'Hard Luck Joe' Fails To Try Two Finesses "Why don't you take off those rose-colored glasses?" demanded Hard Luck joe. "You bid that hand .is though you really had something." "You're right," North admitted sadly. "I chould have remembered essed the Jack of diamonds. West won with the king .of diamonds, cashed his high ."trump, and used a club for a safe exit. At this point, Joe : had already lost three tricks and alco had lose a diamond to East's queen. He was therefore set one trick. Have you seen Joe's mistake? i Or would you aso be guilty of bungling H hand that could have been made. Decide for yourself, before reading on, how you would play it. It wns ctulte all right for Joe to ruff the second round of clubs and lay down three top trumps. But It was not all right for him to play I the spades and diamonds as he did. A single diamond discard obviously does South no good. The right play is lo overtake the king of spades with dummy's ace in order to lake the first diamond finesse West would win the king I of diamonds, cash his high trump | and get out with a club. Now, i however, South would lead his j low spade to dummy's queen and . lead the nine of diamonds for second finesse. This would succeed, nntl South would easily make tlie rest. The important point is that declarer needed two finesses in diamonds far more than he needed a single diamond discard. By SICRI!) ARXE AT Foreign Affairs Analyst (For pcWITT MacKEXKIE) H remains to be seen what ths result.will be of the so-called "save the united Nations" pilgrimage just made' by the U.N.'s lop officer, Lie. He has Riven no Indication of wtjat the top politicians of the Vnlted states, Britain. France ox (lie Soviet Union lold him. He hi-M said it will be Iwo or three months before results of his conversations can be judged Problems Arf Iluse This tlmfc limit. Itself, is an Indication of the problems which he must have talked oven with the world's top leaders. Right now the U.N.'s most aggravating problem is the Soviet Union's refusal to take part '.n U.N. affairs until China is represented by delegates from the Communist regime. Since January the Soviets and their satellites have refused to sit in any meeting of the various branches of the United Nations attended by representative of the Chinese Nationalist government. Refused In Wail In so doing, they refused to wait, or to abide by, a decision on the Chinese issue through a vote by U.N. member countries. Because ol this Soviet attitude, U.N. faces another critical problem that could wreck its global character. This may be the reason that Mr. Lie decided to take on himself the responsibility of talking to world leaders. In September the full United Nations will meet for its annual session. If the Chinese Communists are not voted In. and the Nationalist government out. the Soviet bloc conceivably could boycott the full assembly. That would then mean open recognition by the major po^^ eminent; that Ihe chasm betwc«J>i East and West completely separates two worlds. Some experts fear this would bring war that much closer. Walk-Out Club On the other hand, if Western diplomats agree lo scat the Chinesa Communists lo end the Russian walk-out, some Western experts contend the Soviets will swing tlie walk-out club every lime they come up on the short end of a major argument In Ihe U.N.. feeling certain that Ihe West will have to mollify them. In any case. Lie took unprecedented action when he.flew around on this recent mission. No officer of the now-defunct. League of Nations ever went farther than to try to bring arguments to an end by q u I e. t. impubllclzed discussions within the league council. Article 99 of the U.N. charter says: "The secretary general may bring to the attention of the Security Council any matter which In his opinion may threaten Ihe mf.Btf tenance of International peace h3K' security " But the charter limited the secretary general to alerting the security council. Lie has gone much further. He has gone behind the men who sit on the security council, to the heads ol stale. 15 Years Ago Today Eight students at Central ward school established perfect attendance records for the year. They are Irma Rice and Allene Dallas, grade one; Mamie Young and Alice' Saliba. grade two: BlbWe Bradley, grade three; Billle Brown, grade four; Betty MciMuHln. grade five and Clara Jean Mosley, grade six Sophia Ann Bright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bright was declared the healthiest baby in the contest sponsored by the Business and Professional Women's club Her award was a big silver loving cup. Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Hynson ot Amory. Miss., are the guest of. Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Taylor. They arrived yesterday and will be here until Sunday/Mrs. Hynson is a sister of Mrs. Taylor. Reptile Answer to Previous is worth when you hnvc lo play It." North was right in his analysis of Joe's method of playinq the hand. Joe should have made the contract. A652 V J932 » K6 *QJ106 North Pass 1 A 1 » Pass l * AQ74 V 8-t * 3 7 -1 3 + 743 (DEALER) N W E S AKS V AKQ10 • A J 108 + K . N-S vul. 31 * J 10 9 3 V 6 » Q52 J. A 9 8 5 2 75 . 1 East South \Vcsl Pass 1 V Pass 3 * Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Pass As the play actually went. West "• • -<••"- -'* nn ; opened the queen of clubs, and East Dvorak nnd husband lijor Uog.i arc loo k the ace at once. After dropping Jack O.ikic and Victoria Home, who have had Hollywood playing n queuing game about their loi-.-: ro- 1 inanco, will he married tliis i Victoria oented the rumor? 'hat j they were secretly bitched, and lold | denying divorce rumors. * * • Maureen OH ara was busting with wUely pride over Ihc direction she look Irom hubby Will "Tripoli. the king of clubs at the first trick. East returned a low club, and South ruffed. Joe then cashed his three top Price hi, trumps, followed by [he king of j spades. He next led a spade to ' ; .^a.iu^.i. ill: ui.M. "I didn't ktimr whether I was 50- j dummy, discarded a di.imnnd on ing to gel embarrassed, mad or just [ dummy's extra top spade, and lin- I'/JHIZONTAI, 1,5 Depicted reptile 10 It does not constitute o 12 Ancestor HKxist 15 Gossip 17 Swiss river 18 North' Dakota (ab.) 1!) 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