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PAGE SCC (AIIK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. , H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES U VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* NtUoo&l Advertising Representatives Wallac* winner Co, New Vork. Chicago, Detroit, AUtnU, Memphis. Entered u teams class matter at the post- otflc* at BlyUrevilJe, Arkansas, under act ol Con, October ». 1817. • MemOer ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier LD the city ot Clythevllle or any suburban town where carrtei service U maintained, 20c per week, 01 850 pel mouth By mall, within a radius ot 60 miles S4.UO pet year, »2.UO tor six months, $1.00 foi three months; by mail outside 60 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations So Ihou, O son of man, I have set tliec a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou ihall hear the word at my tnoulli, and warn them from me.—Kickicl 33:7. » « * He allows very readily, that the eyes and toot- steps of the master are things most salutary to the land.—Columella. Barbs Civilized nations brought about the last war *nd now they say the next war will end civilization. Bounds like a vicious circle. * * * Collecc women are said to be more efficient for important projects that cannot be hastily carried out. Like getting hubby to finance a new winter coat. * * * In an Ohio beauty shop women watch movies while their hair dries. How do they get their hats on after a thriller? * * * If JOU'TC evrr worked with your relatives, you can understand why our congressmen were anxious to jet their vacation. * • * One mind, according to a psychologist, can effect another at a distance. We're convinced, having seen men turn pale alter trumping an ace. Navy Operations Chief Plans to Get Results Vice Admiral Forrest F. Sherman, the newly named chief of Naval Oper',. sitions, certainly was taking the calm view when, in speaking of the defense ; establishment, lie said: "I imagine there will be healthy differences of opinion." Adm. Louis E. Denfeld's ouster from ' this job and Sherman's appointment do not end the bitter Navy-Air Force controversy recently aired in Congress. They : merely lead it into a new phase. . First of all, Sherman must be confirmed by the Senate. And many senators, taking their cue from representatives! angered over Denfeld's abrupt dismissal, may waat to question the whole sequence of events that brought it about. Moreover, the House Armed Scrv-- ices Committee itself has given notice that it will inquire into the Dent'cld case. Until that lime, it would be fruitless for any outsider to attempt to gauge the wisdom or propriety of President Truman's action in tossing Denfeld out. The official story is that Secretary of the Navy Matthews found his attitude toward armed forces unity an unsatisfactory one well before the October congressional hearing. Congressmen declare the firing was a reprisal against Denfeld for speaking his mind to Congress. They insist tiiat the administration broke a pledge against reprisals for such testimony. Who can say now where the real truth lies? We should have a better notion of the facts after Congress delves into the case in January. But just offhand it would seem to be a tough task to shatter the official account, for the President's word stands behind Matthews. However that issue comes out, Sherman has about two months to get under way on the job of bringing the Navy back into the unification fold. If he does his preliminary work well, he may lay groundwork solid enough to withstand the fresh turmoil looked for in January. Sherman was chosen over nine men higher on the Navy's seniority ladder, presumably because he is a known supporter of service unity. He helped plan the unification compromise in 19-16 that broke a long deadlock between the Navy and the other branches. He did not seek the present appointment. But he brings to the assignment some definite qualifications, ile is the youngest (53) chief of naval operations in history. He can he expected to plunge into his work with great vigor, and to approach it with a flexibility of mind desperately needed in the unification crisis. Every citizen should wish him well. All should hope that he will strive for ; service unity in the spirit urged recent- ly by General Eisenhower. To the general the important thing is not that one service shall gain a victory over another, but that a military and naval establishment be created which is thoroughly suited to the proper defense of the United Slates. Jt is the country that counts—above the Army, the Air Force or the Navy. Much to Be Done The shocking lesson of the airplane disaster over the Washington airport seems to be that no system of control cun protect air traffic completely when there i s mechanical or human failure. The Bolivian pifot of the fighter plane that struck the big airliner says he didn't see the commercial craft. It isn't clear yet, however, whether it was a radio failure or his own lapse that was responsible for his failing lo obey tower orders to veer away from the descending DC-'l. Whatever the answer, this tragic accident is notice to all concerned with aviation that there is slill much to be done to prevent routine air voyages from ending in sudden death. ^WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1949 Views of Others Another Lewis Surprise John L. Lewis has always been lull of surprises, but little tlmt he has ever done is as surprising us the end of Die coal strike :iftcr nearly eight weeks. The coal strike and the steel strike have/run almost concurrently, and both mainly concerned the issue of welfare funds. But here any similarity ceased. The Government Intervened in the steel dispute, through a fact-finding board. The steel union gave up wage demands to make a strong cose for pensions, and now seems to be winning its case. Lewis, however, went his usual solitary way without federal interference. His mine workers pension fund had been largely dissipated. His unemployed miners bad few reserves agatnst the cost ol living, and there was some evidence ot disunity in his union, ne never did state Ins demands publicly, and eventually ;i!l bargaining ceased. Finally he "postponed" the strike. This has created all kinds ot speculation. Did the mine workers 1 chief actually admit a weakness? Did he fear eventual imposition ot the Tail-Hartley Act? Did the recent Supreme Court decision upholding contempt fines against Lewis and his union, under the Taft-Hartley law, at- fect his action? or did he merely bent a strategic retreat until the steel industry was going lull blast agnin and would clomtmd coal at any costv What Lewis said was that the back-lo-work order will "contribute to public convenience." Since the coal strike was progressing toward «. national emergency, this pact ot Lewis's statement Is undeniable, if no one cnn explain Lewis's sudden action, everyone cnn hope that the coal dispute will be settled at the bin-gaining uble. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Home and Family An Englishman's home"Is.his castle, but too often It's a ruined castle. That wns the Import of Princess Elizabeth's recent speech In which she attacked divorce as "responsible for sonic ol the darkest evils in our society today." For England.' like other countries, has registered a continuing Increase in the divorce rate, and the Princess, speaking with unroyal frankness,/has registered the alarm of many good people at this tnct. There is cogency in the objection of some other good Britons that divorce Is more a symptom thnn a cause. Sociologists have analyzed a good many concomitant causes of failure in mnr- ringe— economic, social, and psychological. What used to be called the "sanctity ot the Home" cnn- n6t< ; be guaranteed against either loose morals or holising shortages by stringent divorce laws. Neither does easy divorce solve any o t these problems. Sanctity comes from another quarter. The basic trouble lies In mortem mini's divorce from spiritual ccrtninties. Outworn tradition cannot help him, but the example ot a nappy marriage rooted in moral responsibility and spiritual satisfaction can. By her life, more than by her words, a princess who symbolizes Hie young English wife and mother may help lilt the tone of society. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY Trolley-car windows arc what it takes jacks or better to open.—Jimmy Diirante, radio comedian. * * t Philosophy is of account only II u ailoras guidance to action.—John Dcwcy, dean ot American philosophers. * * * We must constantly bear in mind that me great majorily ol women who allcud college will marry and have children, and that tor mosl ot them their home will be the focus ol then lives —Benjamin f'letchcr Wright, president ot Simtn College. » ' « . If we, as businessmen, believe in reasonable liberty ol action [or management, we must not ourselves seek In private the things we decry in public.—Gen. Brelion Somervcli, war-lime cJnel ot Army Service I-ttrces. * * * We know today that (he leaders of the U.S.S.R. do riot have the right point of view ol llic lur- thcr development ot socialism In other countries of the world, for they nrc lollavvinij a policy ol unconditional subjugation ol small socialist countries to one big socialist country.—Marshall Tito of Yugoslavia. The Middleman Bonnie Prince Charlie Faces Life Dedicated to His People The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M.D, Written for NEA Service An enlargement of the thyroid gland or goiter can produce any one of several different symptoms. The enlargement may be general and the entire gland Involved. This Is called a diffuse goiter. The gland may be enlarged In places In the form of growths or nodules and this Is called a nodular goiter. In such cases, the gland feels rough and Irregular. H can be enlarged likewise by cysts and other conditions. Regardless of the type of enlargement the gland may continue to function fairly satisfactorily. Sometimes, however, the secretion becomes excessive or abnormal and causes what are known as toxic symptoms. In other worls one can have a simple nodular golfer, a simple diffuse enlargement, a toxic nodular'goiter or a toxic diffuse goiter. Treatments Vary The treatment of a goiter depends on mnny factors which have to ire analyzed In each Individual cnse. Somet mes It Is treated simply by watching the condition rather than by any active measures. A toxic goiter, either of the nodular typo or the diffuse type, generally requires some definite treatment. Up until recently the best treatment was always operation, that Is. removal of a considerable portion of the diseased thyroid tissue. This was a highly successful procedure and is still frequently advisable and done with success. Recently new methods of treatment have proved effective, at least U.S. Government's Autl-Trust Fight With A & P May Be 'Paper Bullet' War lly Dmiglas- Larscn N'l'^V Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEAI— Antitrust suits used to be titanic lcg;il struggles that, lasted for years. Now they've apparently become^ titanic propaganda struggles, at least if the current case against the A&P fooil store chain, is any indication. Both sides arc screaming that this litigation ain't cricket. But every day finds the \vor j -war getting hotter, with more participants. Justice officials say that A & P started it by buying full-page ads in 2000 newspapers throughout the country, to tell their side of the story. A spokesman for the fond chain gives the company's reasons for the ads: "Our 30,000,000 customsr wanted to know what was invlovcd In the suit. So did the thousands of suppliers who do business with MS, as well as our employes. We took tell them. It was out Hie ads to the best way." To counter the effect of Hie mis on the public mind. Attorney Gen eral J. Howard McC.ruth and chief Department of Justice trust-busier Herbert, A. Bcrgson hit the bimquel trail. They began to make public speeches denying what was said in the A&P nds. and supplying some opinions on ttie case which weren't the original court brief. With the help or the efficient public relations staff of the Department of Justice these speeches Got wide play in tile press and on the radio. A&P countered with 1111- otlier set of full-page ads in 2000 papers. The ipore speeches by Bergson and McGrath. And more A •fc P ads. At this writing A & P has placed four sets of ads In 2000 papers. Company spokesmen say that there will be more if there is a need for further enlightening their customers, suppliers and employes. And Bergson and McCirnth aren't planning to stop talking. Old Ilaml At It But those are just the activities of. the main contestants. Rep. Wright Patman from Texas, the long-time chain store hater, couldn't resist the chance to start sounding off. For ii couple of weeks he made speeches oil the floor of the House almost evety other day, castigating the A&P. And, as is his privilege, lie had close to 50.000 copies of each speech mailed out to newsmen and interested persons at government expense. Next voice to roar out In public against the A& P wns ,an outfit called the National Federation of Independent Businessmen, it placed full-past 1 ads in 500 papers nround tlie country. George J. Burger, tbe vice president, says the organization hns 136.0CO members— presumably .small businessmen — and that it is tlm largest group of Us kind in the country. Burger says the decision to support the Department of Justice case was made by the board ol trustees. According to Mr. Burger, his federation is just beginning to sound off. National radio programs and more nds arc in the mill. His organization's interest, he says, is simply to sec that the country's anti-trust laws arc properly enforced. ;\ come too P's .supporters haven't bc'- vocal yet but they will. American Trucking Association and several state granges have announced that they are ready to get into the propaganda fight. And other big merchandising outfits are about ready to throw in with A&P. They see it as a death fight for the right to mass purchasing and mass buying. No Room Kor News At the rate this thlnp Is develop- in a few months there won't any newsprint or radio time for anything but the A&P some cases. These methods in- one of the In elude a medicine of uracil group or the drinking* of „ fluid containing iodine which has been made radioactive. Goiter is still an important med- cnl condition but is less common than in the past probably because of the widespread use of Iodized salt which has been shown to ore"«-» *"- development of rrTany be left suit. The chain must file its answering brief Dec. 9. It will probably be nearly spring before the case cnn come before a judge- A&P attorneys will ask the court to handle the charges as a separate litigation, divorced from the fromer case against the company which resulted In a $115,000 fine. They say that the old case was settled once and for all and that new issues are involved in the present suit, if they are successful in this appeal it will length- eryhe time of the case consider- Justice Department attroneys are claiming that the present suit is part of the older suit because the A&P has not stopped those illegal monopolistic practices for which the company was fined. They contend that it Is part of the old case. If this argument holds, there should bo a quicker decision. The contention in [he current suit, that A&P should be broken up into seven separately owned units was not part ol the former suit. vent the goiters. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable ,„ answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently nsked questions in his column: " * * QUESTION: What would cause the lips to become red after eating' Is this due lo an allergy? ANSWER: I cannot suggest any cause for this. An allergy i, possibility but one would other symptoms as well. expect 75 Years Ago In Blvtheville Mr. and Mrs. J. Louis have returned from a visit in Paris" By DeWitt MacKtmle AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Britain's bonnle Prince 1 Cliarlio yesterday celebrated his firth birthday, thereby passing the Initial rr..lepost of a life Journey which even as he saw the first light ot day was dedicated to the Interests ol Ine pi blic. The tiny prince as son of Princess Elizabeth, heiress presumptive to the imperial throne. Is next In line to his mother. In normal course he one oay will be king. So he never will be "his own man." He may mount a golden throne and wear a wanderous crown studded with priceless gems. But even In youth he won't be able to slln away to the old swimmtn* hole when ne wants to. lie can't y ho ky trom his Job of being ocir to the world's greatest throne. You likely ste a recognition of his position In the fact that wli/M the public likes to refer to him''* "Bonnie Prince Charlie," he al- •ays Is called "Charles" In his royal home. He has no nickname, like most little fellers By the way, one of my scouts tells me that when the irrepressible Princess Margaret Rose was informed of his birth she asked what he would be called When l<iM u t his name would be Charles she wise-cracked: "Then I suppose 1 shall be known as 'Charlie's Aunt.'" •irere are few more exacting Jobs in tb« world lhan that of being king or queen of England. And next *s that of being heir to the throne Younger brothers and sisters have more freedom, but the heir nust start training for his great task almost as soon as he can talk. Prjnce Charles soon be in the hai'ds of an ultra-competent governess who will instruct him in his years. Always he will be protected from coming into contact with undesirable influences. As soon as he is old enough he will be turned over to tutors who will prepare him for one of the English colleger. As a .-natter of fact, by (hat time he is ready for the university he already will be a highly educated young man. among' other accomplishments speaking one or more foreign languages fluently. But that Is only part of his training. He must know his empire an its peoples. He must know all tlL intricate Ins and outs of govern? ment. He must learn tbe ways of kingship. All this of course involves not only hard study but, when he is old A f\f TU T'om ill 1-arlS, Ark They were accompanied home by Mr. Cherry's mother, Mrs. W R. Cherry who will be their house guest for several days. \,r MrS i, F ' ** 'Ens 1 "" was guest of Mrs. Max D . Miller wncn she gn _ tertamed members of the Thursday Luncheon club. ^A three course menu was served after which bridge was played with Mrs. J. A Ltcrh enough, travel throughout the empire "upon which the sun never sets." However, even In his teens he must begin keeping public engagements, and even making speeches. And that's no light assignment, for Ins engagement book more often than not looks like that o f a busy country physician. Oh sure, he gets a bit of time Cherrv " ff and nas some fun. But he Is ./ I aln IN HOLLYWOOD lly Erskinc Johnson KA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOO (NEAI—Hollywood was playing tricks on my eyes and ears. Jnne Wyman was walking with a limp. Glamorous Gertrude Lawrence was padded to look motherly and was talking with a Southern a,-ccnt. Joan Crawford's new short haircut was hidden beneath a wis. Shelley Winters, usually c:ist as the loud-talking platinum blonde, hart soft brown hair and was talking just as softly. Very confusing, but obviously part of Hollywood's new cinematic. k:ok. I'm La C arm voice lo match for her role wlih Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor in George Stevens' version of "An American Tragedy." The new title Is "A Place in the Sun" In addition to changing the title and th c locale, Stevens also has changed the names of all the characters. But he says he's being truer to author Theodore Dreiser's no-.ol than the 1931 film versi ion. Steve u glad to report, though, that Crawford's figure had been un- | i lias a lucorj almut brinsint; hj| uovcls In Ihc screen. .Kninrlily it's "Head Ihc honk, ab- snrh (lie characters and wlial llic ailllinr wanted lo say nnil Ihcn llirow the away." Uul pelting back lo Shelley with touched. She wa.s we,,vjn s the wi s |i|w .light brown Hair. She like, it (or early scenes in her new nmvie. < ,, U K. ailn- thinking at first "The Victim," but her body goes, -.!«• wouldn't. As she puts it her body goivs through Uie picture as is. "As is" happens to mean a 38 bust, a 26 waist and 3G hips. Surprised at ligures? You should be. Few starlets can make the same statement And Joan is no starlet. < •Tune W.vman's limp nn«l Miss Laurence's padding \verc for llic same picture—"The Glass .Menagerie." Also the latlcr's "vou- all." j Jane plays the crippled girl. The limp is achieved with an orthopedic! shoe with high soles and a tilted platform. Miss Lawrence was wearing 15 pounds o/ padding to achieve i Ihe mathcvly look—she's Jane's mother in the picture—but she had cultivated the Southern accent herself. First -lime Out Gertrude—she hales lo be called Oerlic—has appeared In nine British movies but "Menagerie" Is ncr first Hollywood film. 1 was surprised to hear her say she wns nervous. She said: | "I can't cat. And I can't sleep lie- cause I'm all-aid I'll wake up with a British instead of a Southern accent. And it's loo carlj yet to say | I'm enjoying working In the pir- I turc. Outside ot that. I'm having a wonderful time in Hollywood." Shelley Winters. Die platinum blonde, had the s^It broun that ... I look like 1 always thought 1 looked." Up the Ladder Getting back to Crawford: 'Tiie Victim" is a rags-to-riches story \\iih Joan climbing the. ladder tion, "Do you think women play bridge as well as men?" to Mrs. Arlhur shelgren of Cleveland. We were driving through one ol the beautiful sections of Pennsyl- A QJ 53 V A9 1 « A J4 Jk K83 Lesson hand on bidding Bolh vul South West N'orlh East I A Pass 3 4 p as j 6 * Pass P.iss Pass Opening—4 J 1S vania. Mr. Shelgren wondered how we could take our minds off Ihe be.'iutiful scenery lo discuss a bridge hand. But when his wife said she really did not think that women play as well as men, Mr. Shclgicn who is a great admirer of his wife's' bridge game, challenged that state! ment. Mrs. Shelgren thinks that The story's ending hasn't" yet women do " ot take enough gamoles. In discussing the bidding of to- Mrs. Millers apartment- Mrs. H. Saphian of St. Louis will arrive tomorrow for a visit with Nell Harris. gren said that a good woman player will have kept track of the cards When East shows out on the second; club trick it means that West had six clubs. He also has followed to three rounds of diamonds, therefore Iw could not have more than four hearts. In fact. If West has another diamond, he could hold only three hearts. As East has more hearts than West, he has more chances to hold the king. Therefore, South shoulds play the ace of hearts and then the nine spot. Mrs. Shelgren wns right. When East wins with the king of hearts he hns to lead either a heart or a diamond, allowing south to discard the losing club in one hand and trump in the other. most constantly in the public eye and so has to watch his step, because he Is looked upon as a paragon of all the virtues. Not only his own future but the future of tha monarchy depends on how he conducts himself. Bonnie Prince Chnrlie's great unde. once King Edward vrir but now plain Duke of Windsor, provided us with an illustration of what kingship means. He came to the (hroiie as perhaps the best (rained man ever to assume that august position. He had been a. much beloved Prince of Wales, and his 'eign bade fair to be one of the greatest of English history. But Edward stubbed his royal tc'jf: lie made up his mind to marry Mrs. Simpson against the w ishcs and advice of his ministers. When they irslsted thnt he nbandou this idna, he served notice of abdication, perhaps thinking this would bring the government over to his own thinking. But It didn't, and the throne of empire shook under the impact of his abdication. England doesn't want that to happen again. Bonnie Prince Charlie—from now until his course is run— be a man of the people and for the people. His life Is not his own. Still, we needn't feel sorry for him. He will have his good times —ana he will be leading a life ol Good Jumper of success Kenl Smith, i. They arc: David Brian, Steve Cochran ar.d Dick Egan. Who gets her? She doesn't know yet The studio doesn't know, eith- I Joan .said there was a lot of comedy coming out in the role. I looked surprised. "From you?" "N'o .not from me." she said, "from llic character." Getting back to Jane Wyman: Hhe arrived home after six months in England just in lime lo start See UOU.YWOOI) on Page 11 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE n.< William t. McKenney America's fard Authority Written for NEA Service Woman Leans lo Cwmcrualive I'lay rT day's hand, Mr. Shelgren thought thnt South spades over should jump to six North's bid of three spades. His wife more conservatively thought that North should bid lour spades instead of ihrce, because three spades Indicated control of two suits to her, which North did not have. South then should make Ihc Blackwood bid of four no Irump and when North showed one ace wi'.h a bid of five diamonds, South would be pretty safe in bidding six spades. The opening lead of the Jack of clubs should be won in dummy with the ace. A diamond won wilh the ace and a diamond ruffed. Now a spade led to' the ace and another diamond ruffed. A club is led and won with the king East shows out. What should South du? Should he lead a club, knowing that West has rr. «a.-> on Ihc way from Cleveland J to win the trick and liopc that he o \\aircn, Pa., that I put Ihe qucs- I has the king ol hearts?-Mrs. Shel- UORIZONTAL 1 Depicted animal 7 It is a 13 Shuns 14 Woman adviser 15 Wager 16 Girl's narm. 18 Obtain 19 It !s found —— Africa 20 Book of Psalms 22 Lieutenant (ab.) 23 Nelwork 25 Competent 27Soviel river 23 Portal 29 Chinese measure ' 30 is a good jumper 31 Plural ending 32 Near 33 Cooling devices 35 Throw 38 Poker stake 39 Give forth 40 Indo-Germanic (ab.) 41 Greets 47 Eye (Scot.) 43 Land parcel 50 Wearied 51 Era 52 Expunger 54 Trader 56 Pet 17 Shows contempt VERTICAL 1 Wading bird 2 Move level 3 Decay 4 Two (prefix) 5 Advantages 6 It,is also found in —— 7 Lease 8 Curved molding 9 Down 10 Unit of energy 11 Ornamental 33 Was work 12 Shred 17 Indian mulberry 20 Long cloaks 21 Shines 24 Ability 26 Base Answer to Previous Puzzle unsuccessful 34 Kind of feline 36 Dlockader 37 Guides 42 Adam's son (Bib.) 43 Learning 44 Abraham's home (Bib.) 45 Spreads 46 Paradise 49 Brown 51 Malt beverage 53 South Dakota (ab.) 55 An (Scot.) to

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