The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 12, 1949 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 12, 1949
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.-JPAGE.FOUR ;TiiK B1ATHKV1LLE COURIER NEWS • THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HA1NES Publisher JAMES L. VEHHOEPF Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager (Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Wluner Co. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u tecond clasa mallei at the post- office at DiythevUle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress. October », 1817. Member of The Associated Piesj SUUSCRlFnON RATES: By carrier in the city ot Dlythevlilc or »nj euburban town where carrlei service it cnairj- tabled, 20o per week, 01 85c pel month By mall, within a radius ol 60 miles M(H> per year. 52.00 lor six months, $1.00 for three months; b; mail outside 50 mile zone (10.00 per sear payable in advance. Meditations And Jesus saltJj Ar« vc also yet without under- standing?—MalUicw 15:1C. It Is the understanding that sees and'hears; it is the understanding that improves everything, that orders everything, and that acts, rules, and reigns.—Epicharmus. Barbs The spirit of youth, says a writer, will never be like the spirit- ot old age. Nor the spirits t You're very Jikcly to get a suililen shock when any account is overcharged. * * * Some of the new cars look as If they'd make swell,slides for kids. Or shouldnl/ we even suggest It? Watch out for the fellow who always pushes himself Into the limelight. He may turn out to be a lemon. A teachers' convention in Cleveland was thoroughly enjoyed by thousands of'pupils who nad 2 day off. Score the 1949 Wage Act For Truman but Watch It Tlie new 75 cents an hour minimum .. wage law must be reckoned ;is a triumph for President • Truman, even though it removes a sizable block of workers from coverage of the act. This law and the 1949 Housing Act, calling for a big public housing program, rank, as the chief installments paid by '• Congress this year on the President's --'• sweeping fair deal proposals.' Accord• ing to best estimates, some 1,500,000 workers will get wage hikes as result : of the lift in the national minimum from • JO to 75 cents an hour. But virtually all these workers are already well above the • old minimum, so their increases will '• range from just five cents to about 15. The new act may cost industry about ISOOkOOO.OOO with perhaps half that sum going to workers in the South and Southwest ivhere scales arc lowest. Mr. • Truman, of course, had asked Congress not only tp boost the wage floor but to broaden coverage to take in many more workers. The lawmakers gave him just half a loaf. Instead of widening coverage they narrowed it. . The previous act protected some 22,- 000,000'workers. The new one will safeguard the wagres of from 200,000 to 1,000,000 fewer employes. The House had voted to exclude the larger luiin- •b'er, the Senate the smaller. The language of the final compromise is so written that wage-hour administrators say it may take years to determine exactly how many workers have been deprived of protection. But the total is expected to fall somewhere between the two xlremes. The matter could conceivably go unsettled until court actions clear up Ihe meaning O f generalized phrases in the new law. In signing the bill, Jlr. Truman contended it provides certain other advantages lo labor besides higher basic wages. Chief among these, lie s;•':!, are a tighter ban on child labor and encouragement to plans for employment ou an annual basis. The President said the new act allows greater flexibility in provision for payment of overtime wages. This leeway he sees as a definite spur to more stable employment. If this should prove true, it would be an important gain. Surveys among workers have indicated that in their quest for security they are far more concerned with stability of employment than they are with pension plans and similar proposals. Whether such benefits will materialize from the 1049 Wage Act only experience will show. Likewise with the limitations on coverage. But whatever the ultimate outcome on these points there is no doubt th«t the law will go down on tht Truman side of the ledger in any totaling- up of Iflwmaking achievements for the year. • ! Unkindest Cut First the admirals yelp that the Navy is getting the shorl "end of the unification deal. Then Louis E. Deii- feld, chief of Naval Operations, gets tossed out for standing behind his admirals. Next the announcement conies that necessary economies compel' the reduction of our fleet by 73 vessels. As if jjli this were not enough lo bear, Notre Dame moved in on Navy's football team and scuttled it, 40 to 0. It's been a tough year for Navy all 'round. Views of Others Washington: 'The Nation's No. 1 Economic Problem'. As ol today, this Nation's "Economic Problem No. 1" is not thp soulli. It is not. New England, even though that sccnoii lias suliered more than the rest of the country from a slow-down in Industrial production. The trend is rellected m recent, economic, reports and also in the governors' movement, for a conference with the secretary of commerce In Washington on unemployment and related problems affecting thai area particularly. Actually, Tliurman Sensing, who directs research tot the Southern States Industrial Council, cites convincing facts and ligures to show, me place to look for Economic Problem No. 1 Is "right square In the center of Washington." Mr. Sensing Is referring to the White House, Capitol Hill and the many tax-spending agencies centered in^ that. area. As long as American Industry shall be lelt free to produce goods and services, and American business be left free to carry on trade, the research man asserts, "the Americans' Inherent ability and energy will suffice to pull the nation out of any economic difficulties which may anse." For proof, Mr. Sensing cites the South's. "amazing" upturn luring the 1940s: Between 1940 and 1917, tiie section's Income-lax payments went up 2,132 per cent; Us bank deposits, 295 per cent; bank assets, 231 per cent. For the same years the Smith's manufactures Increased 209 per cent in value. Those rates'of gain virtually doubled the rales lor the rest of the country. If the south can pull itself out of dillicuitlcs Which actually date back to the destructive war fought on its soil during 1861-65, Mr. Sensing argues, depend upon New England or any other part of the country which gets Into an economic slump to do likewise. However, that optimistic opinion assumes that business and industry will not be shackled bj "Impossible restrictions" nor loaded down with "overpowering debt." On both these counts, the prevailing policies trends and disposition of the federal governmeni are gravely disturbing. Continue operating with an unsound dollar, Mr. Sensing warns; put oil systematic reduction of the nation debt; C0 n- tiiiHC deficit-financing for peacetime operation including "benefits" tar farmers and/gra,,ts-m-' aid for housing and like Welfare state" schemes and presently the American people will wake up to find themselves facsing "a much lower standard of livi,, B for everybody and bankruptcy for the Nation." It Is clear what Mr. Sensing means when he asserts that "Washington Is the Nation'. No. 1 economic problem." President Cleveland spoke a like warning back In 1833: "The waste of public money... .deplorably saps the strength and sturdiness of our national character." For that year government expenditures totaled some -159 million . dollars. By present i n . dications, the outlay for the current fiscal year (ending June 30, 1950) will exceed 45 billion dollars. —San Antonio, Tex., Express SO THEY SAY Is the present immigration policy (of the U. S.) as liberal as the natural resources permit, in a country so lavishly blessed by the Creator? —Pope Pius Xlf. » » • It Is best for Japan to remain unarmed and to leave herself entirely open to the judgment ot world opinion.—Premier Shlgcru Yoshida ol Japan. » • » World pressuic in these days Is tar loo strong to be harnessed within the confines ol any single camp—or insulated from one another by nny iron curtain. However, there is still lime tor a curtain raiser and new act.—Defense Secretary Louis Johnson. « » » There can be no doubt that a world government must come sometime or other, for the only alternalive lo it Is world suicide.—Prime Minister Nehru of India. * » » Show business is In such bad shape today dial any actor Is lucky to be miscast.—George 5. Kaul- nian, playwright, • * • • The present overemphasis on strategic bomn- Ing and ncavy bombers must react uiifavoranly upon other components vital to prcparennc.w. —Rear Adm. Raph A. Ofstie, U. S. N. * * • The surrender to the state ol all services to the needy is the surrender of moral and spiritual responsibility to the state. No bureaucracy can create or sustain a system of morals or the Inspirations of a spiritual life.—Dr. James R Kmmi, president of the Massachusetts Institute ol Technology. SATURDAY, -NOVEMBER- Lost—One Back Seat Driver Nations Still Are Seeking Petite In Spite of Two World Conflicts Admiral Den/ eld's Dog, After Nipping a Guest, Gets Instructions on Where to Go, Who to Find WASHINGTON (NEA) — The night Admiral Denfeld was ousted from hfs fob as chief of naval operations many Iriends came to call at his home and sympathize. There was confusion In the living room and during the excitement the admiral's dog. Frisco, nipped one of the guests. Denfeld asked a servant to put the pup outside. The servant obliged but gave the dog the following admonishment in a very loud voice: "G'wan outside. If you must nip somebody's heels, find Secretary Matthews and bite him." The place rocked with laughter lor five minutes. Cart Before the Horse At a recent meeting of farm leaders In Washington a noted social scientist predicted that at the rate they were going now, IT. S. farmers would all have radios and mechanical refrigerators before they all got running water, telephones and bathrooms in their homes. This was at- ributed to the postwar buying ha* of the American fanner. Nnrsc Women I'uzzlc Arrhilccls Gilbert S. Underwood, a top gov- rnment architect, has just returned from a series of conferences with iutopean architects, partly in con( nection with the Marshall Plan, He reports that Norwegian public building designers are faced with a brand-new problem caused by the new Paris dress styles. It has become the fashion for Norse women to carry their dresses to parties, the theater, or restaurants, and put them on after they arrive. It's so cold outside the \vomcn have to wear several layer.»ol woolen undies., But undies don't look good under the latest style dresses. So at their tiestinatljn tliey park their longica while they wear their drw.=es, and then change back when they leave. Problem for the architects Is to provide dressing rooms for this new custom. The contcntlonal powder rooms aren't large enough, Underwood reports. He's glad Washing-, ton has a warmer climate, what with the new styles becoming popular here. I^uvycrs' Delight An editorial in the United Minn Workers 1 Journal takes a dim view of the new 75-cents-an-hour minimum wage law. It says: "At first leading it appears that it should be labeled "the 1949 .lawyers' employment act' since, in the long run, the revised legal aspects of the law may'cnrlch lawyers' coffers to an amount equal the estimated S300,COO,(XX> accruing U> workers." Spreading Out Tourist Traile ' Uncle Sam is conducting a, big drive to encourage American farmers to go to Europe for their vacations. One such tour by U. S. fann- er.? was arranged last year and turned out to be a big success. Reason behind the plan Is the [act that farmers don't take their vacalions in the .summer time. Government hopes to reduce the hlghl yseasonal aspect of U. S. lourisLs Koing abroad, for Ihc benefit of the Marshall Plan countries. Air Force Trying to" Cut Cosls K's expected that some time In 1952 the Air Force will give up all ol its primary pilot training and turn it over to private schools under contract. During the war private icholos gave young pilots their first flinht training for about 50 an hour. IN HOLLYWOOD ErskJnc Johnson SUiTf Correspondent. —(NEA)_ -Margaret Sullavan, who was worried about her hearing, « okay following medical treatment. "No Sad Songs." which she just sinned, is her first film since her complete victory . . . vcra Vague, jesting with the studio audience prior to her airshow: ••Gnodl)}, My Fancy." Slic has a "cw roniiwicc In Paris—;i count —ami minis (o join Min for Hie Overheard at Giro's: Tipsy customer: "Yesur. I'm from Cost when the Air Force does it is between *2S and $50 an hour. Several possibilities are beuig discussed. One plan would leave deactivated Air force fields for this purpose to the private schools. Another plan would let private schools use their own facilities and expand them if necessary with the help of government funds. Still another possibility would be to sell deactivated fields outright to private schools lor the training program. Economy Is the goal. Whichever plan figures out to be the cheapest will be adopter!. ' Private schools have made their reports on how this could be handled and are carefully refraining from lobbying the Issue, in spite of the fact that the extra business woul be a great boon to them. . - Sunday School Lesson By Edwin P. Jonliin, ,M,]>. WrilU-n for NBA Service Many people complain lhal they are ahvay tired and just drag themselves around. Most ot the time, of course, (his is because they have loo much to do, fail to get enough sleep, eat Improperly or some other easily discovered reason. The proper balance between worK, reel-cation and sleep has to be worked out. Change of occupation Is not often recommended because it usually does not succeed. Many i>eoi>lc need to learn how to relax when they have the.chaiic' By neVVHt MavKeiule ,\r Foreign Affaln Analyst At the eleventh hour o! November llth, 31 years ago, your correspondent was on the allied Jighllni front in Belgium as peace finally stilled the guru which 1 had b*en belching death and destruction for four years of world war. J It was an unreal and awesome quiet that settled over battlefields which but a few moments before had been rocking wllh the greatest connect of history. The fighting men of all ranks were bewildered by (lie sudden change. Staff officers In their hutments stared blonk- ly at the bis maps on the walls. The rank and file stood looking at one another in unbelief. It couldn'6 be true. A British Tommy in ballle-slain- and should not be used unless under the advice of a physician. Might be Disease Some who complain of being fatigued cannot identify the cause so easily. A true disease is sometimes at fault. For example, an "Beg pardon, sir, but could you tell me what Is this 'ere armysticef Docs it mean, sir. that we don't have to fight any more?" There was pleading In his eyes as he .stood at attention, waiting for the answer which meant so much anemia often shows up by lack ol to him. It was good to be able to uil pep. People who suffer from chronic Infections or disturbed bodily functions are also likely to feel tired all the time. Broken arches, overweight, and many similar conditions may produce a state of chronic fatigue. When a definite physical condition can be found, the proper treatment can be started. Each disease must be attacked by the measures which have bucn shown to be u c e- lul. Those' who are abnormally tired should first review and study the kind of life they are leading to make sure they cannot solve the problem by simple means. If this cannot be done then the advice of a physician is indicated, If some physical cause, such as one of lliosc mentioned, can be found, treatment is likely to be effective. • • • • Note: Dr. Jordan"is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. • * * QUESTION: Does one have to have pretty good eyes in order to wear invisible or contact 'lenses? . ANSWER: "Hie question of the vision does not enter into the him that the end bad arrived. He stood for a long moment studying my face to assure Imself that he had heard aright and that I meant what I said. Then he spun ou his heel and yelled to a comrade: "Bill! Oh, Bill! The ruddy war U over! It's over, I tell you! Oh, blimey, I'm going 'ome to blighty (London) to my old woman and the kids." Recalls Wilson's Words Across the Atlantic In Washing- Ion the United States Congress wa» addresed by the man whose words of Inspiration had buoyed the courage of the allied nations and their soldiers during the bitter years, The significance of the moment was slated by President Woodrow Wilson thus: "We know, too, that the object of the war is attained, the object upon which all free men had set their hearts; and attained with a sweeping completeness which even now we do not realie. Armed Imperialism such as men conceived who weer but yesterday the masters of Germany is at an curt, its' illicit' ambition* engulfed in black disaster." . And at another point: !'jj "The peoples who have but just' come out from tinder the yoke ot and trouble. choice of contact lenses nearly so | arbitrary government and who are much as other things do. Contact ; now coming at Inst into their free- \enses involve a good deal of care (lom „,;„ , le ver find the treasures of liberty they are in search ot if they look for them by the light of tlw torch. They will find that eevry j pathway that is stained with the blood ol their own brothers leads to the wilderness, not to the seat of ., - I ' J ~ V,.,IV-. . 1L3UL, 1 . Veia Vauuc, jesting | Texas, where you from, linln ftnrhom.** .,,-i*,.- tr. !.,,]..1" ' thai Into sh«e" WhlU ' s sllc S "° lady?" Anna Roosevelt (amusi'dl: "Well, I'm from Arizona, but I had , a C lWiMC " bi "*i brothcr '><>'» »vcd in Texas once. Business Should Boom Department of Agriculture experts predict th'at fruit-flavored foods will soon become more tasty. Reason is a change in alcohol tax laws to permit manufacture of fruit "essences" without payment of $9 per gallon tax formerly imposed. Change in the law is expected to promote rapid expansion and improvement in whole fruit essence industry. Red .Tape Slays On At a recent meeting of the government's Interdepartmental Com- miltee on Foreign Travel a proposal lo let foreign tourists and visitors' come Into the U. S. without the red tape of gettng a visa. was flatly turned down .on the insistence of the State Department. This is in spite of the fact that mast European countries now let U. S. citizens in lor visits, without visas. The only concession the Stale Department would agree lo was to stop charging a fee for U. S. visas. prove more beneficial. Over the two heart bid by North, If South was using the filackwoori Convention, he 'would now jump to four no trump. When his parhicr bids live diamonds, showing one ace. South would realize that to bid six hearts would be truly a gamble. In rubber bridge you will not give up a sure game for a doubtful slam. South knows his side is going to make a game in hearts, which would liuish the rubber. If he Jumiwd to 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Mr. and Mrs. A. Conway and Mrs. Godfrey White have returned from Marshall, Mo., where they visited relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Fred siintz of Helena have returned to their home after visiting friends here over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Shatz formerly lived here. Mrs. Lute Hllbbard has as her guests for the week, her father J. C. Thurmond his wife and two children al lof Hopkinsvillc, Ky. There were fifty seven Mississippi County School instructors present for the Arkansas Educational ' As sociation meeting Rock last .week. held in Little Oyster Farm Pays Off PORT STEPHEN'S, Australia — ncres of backwash water last year produced 10,000,000 oysters worth $166,006. "tarted by ex-bullock driver Stan Phillips and a cousin during- the depression years, this Is now said to be the world's blggc-sl oyster farm. Phillips ' cgan to cultivate oysters as a hobby. their hope. "They are now face to face with their initial test. We must hold the light steady iiinjil they find themselves." Faith Slill Is Needed Thirty-one .years ago—and still strife dominates this sorry world The reason? Well, our glebe—vast areas of which only now are emerging from the primitive past—is undergoing a great political-social- economic upheaval which is bound to continue with varying degrees of intensity ou'/. until things are ironed But there is no cau<e for despair. There are many students of trends who feel confident that things will indeed be ironed out. It will take time. You can't remold a world in a day. Perhaps what we need most , which F.D.R. asked in the prayer | which he broadcast to the nation ' by radio as the allied forces landed In Prance In June of '44: "And, O Lord, give us faith. Give . us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith In each other; faith In our united crusade." just, one slam convention. De Ilex- A wind or only 10 miles an hour ible. Allow yourself to be in a posi- at a temperature ol 40 degrees be- tion lo use Blackwood or ace-show- , low zero, Fahrenheit, can freeze ing, whichever will serve your pur- exposed human tisiue ' in one pose best;, minute. Easter Flower Answer to Previous Puzzle Allan Jones nnd Irene llcrvcy ruiHctl honeymoon. They also are . taking about staying !:• the islands Producer Milton llmi, who has I'rinco Chidambaram. UN official from Madras. India, cnme Into the Brown Derby, following right "n the heels of Hoy Rogers, "\ !a switch." whcc/cd Jimmy Dur- "'itc. "Da Indians chnsin' da cow- bovs.'' McKENNEY ON lafccn an awful ribbing from Itogic since lie ilistuvcrcil that Hrcn's wife, Claire Trevor, calls him "l.oveciikc." If M-G-M gives the okay. Mario Lanza flies to London for the Command i j crforniance Nov. 17. Kxplaln That One Herb Stein reported if -When Alfred Hitchcock was shooting "Lifeboat." he Insisted there should be no background music. The studio musical director thought he was wroii" "No, no," nrsuied Hitch. "I want it realistic. Wlierc would musicians come from in the middle ot the ocean?" To which the musical director replied: "Where would a cameraman come f loin?" During the «ar a movie lilmcd quickie Now M ^ J ' S W - >S J " St •* ' ,,'™'' i " s ! ' and ls °" c l!l;U ! ment with 21-day- shooting sclicrt-jwiiiiii; at tMc"cavcMdi!sh 'ciub°in f v lo' South S S< r C ' 1Ck ""' i " V V " rfc "' a rilbbcr brid se «<""«>. on in ownVn ,'?" , r ° r . a vaca- ! Tho Bl! '^woocl four no trump plane * "" ghCS " m: " C "»"™"™ * «ii,,oul a rtoubt usert Madclelnr r-ir™ii i .- '* ""^ advantage in a number a year, with Jimmy turning a ear lo film offers. Ky WillfSm K. Mi-Kcnnry America's Card Authority WriUrn for .NKA Scrvire Restrict Kids "o One Convention Tod a * AKQ92 V AJ642 »K7 *2 Lesson hand on bidding—All vul. South 1 4 3V 6V IVtsl Pass Pass Pass North 2» 4 « Pass East Pass Pass Pass ' 12 six hearts and his partner had the ace of clubs and West the ace- queen of diamonds he mighl go down on the hand. However, i( ace-showing had been used on the hand, South would never have been in doubt. Over Iwo hearts he simply bids three hearts. Remember that his partner In bidding two hearts has shown at least a trick and one-half. North has a sound opening bid of his own and he knows the combined hands are near a slam. Over three hearts he bids four diamonds, showing the ace of diamonds. South, knowing that his partner has the ace ot diamonds, can safely bid six hearts. You can see that unless East opens the ace ot clubs. North will make seven odd. Do not restrict your bidding to HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted flower S Cushion 8 It-is grown from a 12 On the sheltered side 13 Exist 14 Royal Italian family'name 15 Storekeeper 17 To manifest 19 New Guinea port 20 Decay . 21 Horseback game 24 Sea eagle 28 Again 29 Genuine 30 Rodent 31 Tungsten (ab.) • 32 Type genus (ab.) 33 Cover 34 Lampreys 37 Bathe M Two-wheeled cart 39 Mimicked 40 Woody fruit 43 Onager 45 Prohibits 48 Wands •. 52 Pcrvsc 53 High card 55 Assam • silkworm 56 Obtains 57 Metal bar 58 Ravine VERTICAL 1 Youth 2 Island (Fr.) S Meadow 4 Color 5 Peel 6 Measure of area 7 Term of endearment 8 Of finer quality 0 Employ 10 Lieutenants (ab.) 11 Wager 16 Babylonian deity 18 Toward 21 Separated 22 Wild ass- 23 Permit 25 Of the thing 20 Inborn 27 Evaded . 33 Race course circui; 35 Miir:cal nole 35 Ecclesiastical councils 37 Endured 41 Preposition 42 Former Russian ruler 13 Retired for the night 44 Symbol for samarium 45 Unit ol encrgj •IG Observe 47 Make a lace edging 48 Native metal SONolhing olSai: 54 Symbol for cobalt

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