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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COimrER NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLB (COURIER NEWS ' THX COURIER NEWS OO, H. W. HA1NES, Publisher • JAMES L. VXRBOEFT, Editor D. HUMAN, AdTertUin« Uan»nr " Bolt NiUonil Admtlilng Representative*: <W»U»c« Witmer Co, New York, Chicago/Detroit. ! Atlanta, Memphl*. __ C&Uttd u (KOBd «Uu> outlet at tb* port- »t Blytheville, Ailunsas, under act ol Con- October 9. 1817. Member ol The Associated Frew > SUBSCRIPTION RATES: i By «rrl«r In the city ol Blythevllls or anj luburban town where carrier service to maln- • tslned, 20c per »«ek, « 85 ° P el monU> , . i B? malt- within a radius ol 60 miles M.OO pel Jyear $2.00 for sta months, $1.00 for three months; '• by maU outside 60 mile Mae 110.00 per year ; payable In advance. Meditations !• Wherefore Ihou art no mure a servant, hut ! a son; arid-It a son, then an heir of God through '• Christ.— Galatlans 4:7. I * • • ! Christ, In that place He liath put you, hath ' intrusted you with a dear pledge, which fs Hts own glory, and hath armed you with His sword - to keep the pledge, and make a good account ot : it to God. —Rutherford. Barbs Remember when folks used to chew each * mouthful of food a certain number ol times to aid : digestion? Now they do It to get their money's ! worth. : •••-. • • * • The South American custom that requires » - mm lo »t»nd «t a distance when addressing; his • mother-in-law probably »is dictated by caution. 1 • > • ' . • * * » t A woman who goes in for heavy cosmetics to'make her given age sound plausible. Is Just making .up for lost time. '''•'• • • • A petroleum Industry spokesman say.s there •HI be plenty of fuel oil this winter, but prices may t* OP- And (ne heaters-won't be the only thlnfs to burn. » « » ... The value of money is such these days that we wonder why anybody bothers to steal it. NewWave of Strikes May Be Price of Anti-Red Cleanup Civil war among the nation's electrical -workers is in the offing. The CIO convention in Cleveland set the stage for it by expelling the leftist United Eloc• trical Workers and creating a new union to raid UEW's membership. The-ouster of the UEW and the Farm Equipment Workers' Union is the most positive action yet taken by the CIO in its mounting struggle against Communist influence. The electrical group, with 450,000 workers, was the third largest unit in the CIO. The CIO convention also cleared the way for the dismissal of 10 other left wing unions by authorizing its executive board to throw out any affiliate which declines to follow general CIO policy. In the past these unions have often ignored policy decisions of the parent organization. But by not ousting the remaining 10 the CIO indicated its hope that the leaders of these affiliates may mend their ways and thus stay within the fold. The CIO is understandably reluctant to lose the numerical and financial strength the unions represent. If they refuse to accept CIO edicts, there is little doubt that ouster will follow. President Philip Murray is now strongly committed. to crushing communism in his federation. It was no easy choice to eject the electrical union. That the convention chose to do so means simply that Murray is convinced there is no way to dislodge the UEW's present red-tinged leadership. The same can be said for the farm tool union. The decision to establish a rival electrical union is obviously the CIO's strategy for recouping the money and membership losses occasioned by the UEW's expulsion. The CIO believes the union's rank and file is to a considerable extent free of Communist taint. It wants to wean this membership away from leftist leaders and build up the new union. To head this raiding campaign the CIO has picked its secretary-treasurer, James B. Carey, onetime president of the UEW until displaced by leftwingcr Albert J. Fitzgerald. AH signs point to a stiff battle on a cily-by-city, local-by- local basis. In fact, the fight is already on for the funds and properties of the UEW all over the nation. Some court actions are under way and much more litigation appears likely before the test of power ends.. Strikes in big electrical plants may ha an important by-pvoduct of this de- velopincjstrife. Carey has conceded that the way will be carried into factories wher« both the UBW and the new union claim contracts. Such clashes often lead to serious work stoppages. It seems certain, too, that the National Labor Relations Board will be drawn into the conflict to referee some of these plant disputes by holding elections to determine the proper bat-gaining unit. The civil war will be a strain upon the CIO, the contesting unions, industry and labor generally, and the public. But it seems an inescapable sequel to the UEW ouster. The CIO could hardly be expected to wave a cheery goodby to 450,000 dues-paying union members. Should the nation's patience be tried from time to time in this war, perhaps it should reflect that this is a necessary price to pay for eradicating the menace of communism from the American labor movement. /Velcome, Stranger Another new nation is rising in south- cast Asia. The first big stride toward its creation was taken in The Hague, where the Dutch and Indonesians signed an agreement setting up the United States of Indonesia. If ratified by Dutch and Indonesian parliaments, the accord will transfer sovereignty over Indonesia from the Netherlands homeland to the southeastern^ colony itself. In the new government the islanders and the Dutch will be equal partners. The world will hail this newest step toward emancipation for subject peoples. It will hope, too, that the Indonesians W'ill use their freedom well. v/iews of Others 'And May You Live Long and Prosper!' End of Bitter Franco-German Feud Would Help Insure Peace North's Radicals Rebuked A Federal court in Alabama has sentenced Thomas. I. Ganlt to two ycurs in tlic penitentiary (or beating live Negroes to make them confess a crime. Gantt, the former police chlel of a backwoods town, pleaded guilty to the charge. He was also charged with forcing Negroes into peonage, but those cases were dropped. It is hard to Imagine such an action by » Southern court, even a Federal one, as recently as ten years ngo. A great many Southern com-" mnnitics still take pride In tough police officers who can "handle" Negroes. The fact that Gantt was brought to justice reflects an enlightenment in the South which is accomplishing more good than all the civil rights legislation that comes out of Washington Is ever likely to do. The progress ol tms movement against racial oppression may sometimes seem slow, but It la steady. It has the support of all good newspapers in the South, whose editors show a great deal more courage in wig t they do than cari be claimed for the radical editors in the North, who scream about Southern oppression of Negroes for the sole purpose of currying favor with minority groups in their own cities. Such Intemperate attacks permit apostles or bigotry like the late Senator Billbo to depict themselves as victims of Northern slander and thereby win re-election. The decent people of Mississippi had Bilbo's number and would have retired him from office, but they couldn't beat him and the radical New York press in the same election. Professional spokesman for minorities raised a great hulabaioo recently when a Mississippi millionaire offered an obscure and broken down military academy oil lands of the supposed value ot $50,000.000 If it would teach "the supremacy of the Anglo-Saxon and Latin-American races." The uproar that followed completely missed the real point, which was that the would be donor couldn't find a reputable college anywhere in the country to listen lo his proposal, and was eventually turned down by the academy, even thinigh his son was business manager of that Institution. When Mr. Truman and his radical backers talk about civil rights Ihey are talking to the Negroes in the Northern cities who have virtually no disabilities in that field. The only cltcct ol their civil rights palaver on the South is to maKe It harder for those Southerners who want to do so to get the Negro a square deal. —CHICAGO TRIBUNE SO THEY SAY The creation of a" permanent, freely fra'dihg area comprising 270,000,000 consumers in Western Europe would accelerate the development ot large-scale, low-cost production Industries.—EGA Administrator Paul Hoirman. * . ' * You must give the Germans the feeling they are being trusted, or they will never trust themselves.—John J. McCloy, U. S. high commissioner for Germany. * * * The Point four program (to aid world's undeveloped areas) is the answer to communism's ' five-year plans which demand that the people become slaves of the stale.—Secretary ot Slate Dean Acheson. t * * The assumption that war Is inevitable would be a betrayal of the principles upon which our own claim to moral leadership has been established.—Rep. Brooks Hays of Arkansas. * * * Thl3 measure (new 75-ccnt-an-hour minimum wage law) will remove from the sweat-shop category some of the most exploited American workers. At the same time the entire economy will benefit from an Increase In purchasing power now so badly needed to maintain prospcvtty.--Emtl Rieve, president, CIO Textile Woi/.-rs Uaion, The DOCTOR SAYS IJy fviliiin P. Jordan, M.D. Written for NEA Service There are several kinds of pros- rate trouble. One of them—hyper- .I'pphy — Is definitely associated vith aging. Although in many men he prostrate tends to shrink with age, in some it, enlarges instead. Because or the position in which t lies, its increased size partly shuts off the free flow of urine. The first sien ordinarily Is delay and difficulty In beginning urination. This develops rather rapidly to a stage in which the bladder cannot be completely emptied. When this happens the bladder wall becomes thickened and therefore Is able to hold less urine so that the desire 'to urinate conies more and more often. As the amount of urine remaining In the bladder increases, the difficulty becomes worse, the bladder holds less and there Is Increasing fre Qtieticy. This often shows up more at night. Tube Can Be Used Sometimes a man with an enlarged prostrate suddenly may be unable to urinate at all. "The blad- 'der then has to be emptied by the use of a tube, called a catheter which is passed into the bladder With the help of a catheter the bladder can be emptied and the One ol the greatest boons for • peace and rehabilitation of Europe would be a solution of the bitter '•"enmity between Germany and. »' France—and from important quar* 9 :ei's comes guarded word that there *. is hope the breach may be healed. British Foreign Secretary Bevln toltl an andience iu London that tlie recent Paris meeting of the Big Three foreign ministers (America. Britain and France) dealt with •probably one of the biggest problems of. all — the integration of Germany Into Western civilization." And then: "I am sorry I cannot say anything about these discussions here. It was a very delicate matter to handle. 'We can only hope that tile results of these discussions will !,tf the beginning of the ending of Q^j sge-long feud between the French t and Germans." The unexpected statement by'one of the world's leading statesmen was preceded*!)}- oilier equally suf- nrising pronouncements from the hostile camps themselves. Going back to the early part of this month we find French Foreign Minister Schnman trying lo convince his people that the best way to avoid trouble with the Germans is for the two countries to become good neighbors instead of suspicious rivals. That's strong medicine for the average French citizen to swallow. However, not only Schuman but other French officials said the chances of ending the old Franco- symptoms relieved temporarily. | German fend were better than ever 'Darling of the Democrats 1 and 12-Year GOP Senator to Enliven California Primary in 1950 colleagues !vy Douglas Larson NBA Stuff Correspondent WASHINGTON —<NEA>— The flashiest primary contest of 1950 looks like it is going to be in California where a former actress will try to take the Democratic Senate nomination 'away from a former ham-nnd-egger. Lined up in a'fight which Promises to split California's strong labor forces In, two will be Helen Gahagan Douglas, now congresswoman from a Ijos Angeles district, 1 and Sheridan Downey, veteran of 12 years In the US. Senate. Both claim to be liberals. Mrs. Douglas, wife.of the screen actor Melvyn Douglas, lias become known a s the "darling of the Democrats" during her six years in the House of Representatives. Nearly 50, a fact that depresses her, she is still an extremely handsome woman. And her looks are still her own. A little lipstick Is the ony make-up she ever uses. The fact that she frequently appears on the list of tcn-best-dressed-womcn amuses her close friends. Actually, she rarely buys her own clothes. A secretary goes to ,1 siiop and makes the selection when she decides she wants a new dress. And hard as it' is to believe, she doesn't own a single hat. Largely to offset Clare Boothe Luce, who was the glamor girl on the Republican side in the' 19th Congress, the Democrats saw to it i ing labor. averaging well over 12 hours a day sometimes, and has become one of the most influential members of that group. Talented Speaker Thanks to her stage background, Mrs- Douglas is a very effective sneaker. She blends impassioned words with cold logic In a very effective manner. Many of her male have fair reputations for tossing out dramatic words envy Mrs. Douglas'-more professional technique. Twice the Democrats have used her', as featured speaker at their conventions. She has been accused of being loo far left in her thinking. She jlkes to think of herself as a fighting liberal. The left-wingers themselves helped erase the suggested red tain w'hen the Progressive Party ran a candidate against her in the race for her congressional seat. Henty Wallace's party later offered her its support as the price of changing her bncfiing' of the Marshall plan. She turned the offer down cold and was one of the leaders for the adoption of the plan. Senator Downey who entered the Senate with a record of "active support of various .California pension plans, including the so-called ham•send movement and the Toun- plan, also plnns to run on that Representative Douglas was immediately assigned to one of the most important commit tecs of the House, Foreign Affairs. She has worked hard at this assignment, the basis of his liberal record. He has a 100 per cent record for favor- His involement in the complicated problem of the 160-acre limitation on the size of farms Irrigated by federal government appears to have hurt him among some fac- tions- Some of his enemies claim that in his fight he has allied himself with both corporate fann- ers and the power trust, which he naturally denies. Nevertheless he is assured of very strong labor support Hou'ever, it is not usually advisable to rely on the constant use of the catheter tube nor to leave one In place for very long because of the danger of infection- When the prostrate has enlarged so much that the use of a catheter i s necessary (o r preferably earlier), expert advice and treatment Is needed. There is no medical treatment for hypoftoophied prostrate gland: that Is, there is no medicine which can be taken or given which will make the prostrate gland shrink. Trie treatment consequently is by surgery. For this several different methods of operating on the prostrate gland are available to relieve the synip toms and to remove some of the excessive tissue. his fight for re-nomination. Latinr Might Split The AFL Iraditionally supports members of Congress for re-election who have voted "correctly 11 on labor issues. Witii a choice of two candidates who meet this requirement it's likely the labor group will back the incumbent, Downey. On the other hand, the CIO takes j of them, a broader view of the "liberal" records of candidates and takes into consideration m ore factors than mere down-the-line approval of labor measures- For this reason observers out there believe Mrs. Douglas wil! have CIO backing, And for what it is worth Mrs. Douglas wil probably get more oul- of-stale, national support from var- 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. THE DOCTOR ANSWERS bvBsn QUKSTION: What do you think before in history. Anil a few days later Ludwlg Erhard. economics minister for the new West German Republic, predicted in Paris, that the future of ' European cooperation will depend on Franco-German cooperation. He it should be easier now to bring the two countries together because their economic Ideas correspond. Erhard told a news conference he tvas In Paris to find an economic basis for a political agreement which he expected would be concluded soon. He said Germany recognized the French need for security guarantees and was willing to make sacrifices in order to demonstrate its readiness for reconclli?^ tion. \^L' Sounds encouraging, doesn't it? Certainly things seem to be moving in the right direction. However, we shall be wise if we don't jump to sweeping conclusions. The enmity between Germany and France is deep-seated. There still are Frenchmen who can remember the Franco-Prussian war of 1870 ill which France suffered ious organizations. Senator Down- has knowingly avoided spending much of his time on national issues, and has spent most of it on issues directly related to California in-' terests. Senator Downey is expected to get support of the pensioners, of which California has a huge number, and Mrs. Douglas, hopes to get most of the farmers. In any event, the contest for the Democratic nomination is expected to result In such fireworks that the Republican candidate, who must face one of the primary winners in the general election, may have a hard time getting his name in the paper. of parents who give their babies, i so grievously; the terrible siege of not yet u year old, beer and wine i Paris, in which the capital was re- Lo sip? ' . ' ciuct'd to stark hunger, the loss tf do not think much j tlle Province of Alsace and part of Lorraine, and the great indemnity ol $1.000,000.0011 to Germany. A little more than a generation and France again was overrun by the Kaiser's world-war troops, while Germany itself didn't suffer so much as n scratch physiclally. And '.hrn the bloodiest tragedy of all- World War ir. Fiance has developed both hatred •ind fear for "the Bosche" as she has bitterly designated the Germans. For many decades now, she has lived in constant dreaci of Invasion from Germany. That Is why Sec MACKENZIE oil rage 8 IN HOLLYWOOD lly Erskine Johnson LA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Movie fans have been yelling that Hollywood has forgotten how to develop new stars. Joan Crawford blames the embryo talent as well as Holly wood's assembly-line methods. Says Joan: '•Kids In pictures don't hnve to work any more. Everything is done I for them, including dialog coaches who tell them how to read their lines. There's no longer need for scU-dcvelopmcnt—and that's what brings out stars." bused en the third annual Billboard Mngazlri? disk .jockey poll. . . . M-G-M and Connie H nines are linking about a tore-year contract. ArMinr Freed and Evelyn Knight are in similar huddles. . . . John Hoyt'o suggestion for the title of the next Jol.son sequel: "Jolson Sings. Again????" Bettey Holland, vacationing in New York: "I've found the real cintma hell —New York. Raving maniacs are allowed, nay, encouraged, to roam tip and down the aisles babbling in strident tones—'Ice cream — two- flavor ice cream' and 'Fresh cold orange juice/The film doesn't stand a prayer. Keep this menace out ot Los Angeles I'm a-coimn* back." (Signed) "Bettey Holland, member T. G. I. I- S. P.—Theater Goers a gamble. But women generally do not like to gamble- They look around for a safer way to make an investment," Today's hand is one of her lesson hands. On her theory, most men won Id lose it because they wmild tnke the spade fltiease, but most women would make tt. The opening lead of the deuce of .spades should be won by South with the ace when Enst puts on, the nine spot. Now South should : take two rounds of trumps and then lead a diamond. It does not make much difference who wins this trick, but let us say that East wins it with the ace of diamonds. He should shift to a club and South should go right up with the ace. South has lost a diamond. He still has two clubs and a spade loser. Now, as Mrs. Horr said, a man would take the spade finesse. The correct play Is to ruff out the diamond atid then lead a club. All East or West can do is to cash two club tricks. West does not 15 Years Ago In Blvtheville — Mrs. R. C. Dent of CiunthcrsviMP is in the city today. She formerly lived here. Mrs. George D. Pollock, Jr., and son George D. Pollock III have arrived from Marshall, Texas to join Mr. Pollock here and make thcii home in Blytheville. Mr. Pollock is connected with the Arkansas Miss-' ouri Power company. They are living temporarily with Mrs. W. I have another spade. If East wins i Denton. the last club trick, he will have to I Mr. ."and Mrs. E. M. Terry are lead into the king-jack of spades, I in Nashville, Term,, today for the Sinn on a San Fernando Valley j interested in Seeing Pictures." saloon: "If ynu drive your husband lo drink—drive him here." Red Skelton is reading a new script. "The Popcorn Man." There's no escape—now they'll be selling popcorn on the screen as well as in the lobby. i Economy note: Bette Davis' long- lime dressing room at Warners has McKENNEY ON BRIDGE one of them. Van Johnson, parking his car at I ihc Brentwood Country Mart, dent- Montgomery Cllfl's easy-going at- ] ed the lender ol a car next lo him. UUide. liis wardrobe of only two- ( He left, one of hir. cards with an ex- suits and his lack o[ interest in the; planation and his phone number. Hollywood social whirl have won j Coining back after marketing, lie him a reputation for being j found ~ a slip of paper miner his "strange." But the publicity boys at windshield wiper. It read: Paramount, after working with him on "The Heiress" and now "A Place in the Sun, have a more logical explanation. As they sec It: "Tltc guj is so normal and unaffected that It's almost an affectation." Cliffs simple explanation for owning two suits: "I've never needed a big wardrobe." No. 1 Ttnmnr Girl Elizabeth Taylor says she's become the most dateless gal in town. "I'm afraid to go oul. Every time Trying a finesse Most men will tell you that women do play bridge as well as men , do. This week I am giving you i some hands that I have seen women or one of them will have to lead a diamond, in which case South discards the losing spade and ruffs in dummy. football game and to be with their son E. M. Terry,' Jr., who attend! Columbia Military Academy, Columbia, Tenn. Small Shark Answer to Previous Puzzle "Forget it, Van, I think you're wondorfnl." NV\v why doesn't that happen to me? Worried About Garficld Medicos have ordered John Gar- flrld to take a six-month rest after completing "The Big Fall." They're worried about that heart attack he suffered jnst after the picture started. Kiddie department: Dottic Lamour's 3!::-ycar-o!d son, Ridgley Howard, was disturbed alxnit his new baby brother not answering his I go with a boy. someone announces ! questions. Dottie explained that the we're engaged." . . . Wonderful line ] babv couldn't talk. Kldgley. In "The Glass Mcnngcrie." Gertrude Lawrence, explaining why her hMs- band deserted her. says: "He was a tele-phone man and he Icll in love with long Distance." • • * The grapevine says Joan Davt; Is a slick click as a sophisticated comedienne in "Turned Up Toes." Gertrutie Nic.sen will be the star of the second big TV show coming from Hollywood. . , . Dili-is Dav Is'rclrs. Ihc naVlon'c lop icminhie vocalist,) Note "Well," said he got a month for then?" 'what's Hollywood's 9-year-old Hitching Post Theater reopened as "The Paris." the town's newest foreign Him theater. First film: The British comedy, "Passport to Pimlico." Drugstore cowboys at Hollywood and Vine can now exchange their 10-gallon hal.s for berets ana mon- from Los Aiigclcs leader *A 102 Tournament—Neither vul South Wcsl North Kast I W 2 * 4V Pass Opening—* 2 11 play and you can Judge for yourself. Whenever I visit Cleveland 1 drop in at Mrs. Lulu Horr's duplicate game at the Allcrton Hotel. Mrs. Horr has been teaching bridge in Cleveland for many years. She probably has Introduced more people into tournament bridge than any -.[her person in (he country She told me recently that one ot the most difficult things to teach in bridge Is the rule about finessing and she brought out an Interesting HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted denizen of the deep 8 II is a small 13 Interstices U Weird 15 Encountered 16Puff up 18 County in Idaho 10 Utmost 21 Singing voice 22 Pantry point. "When you how to lake a tine leach in man bridge." said Lulu, "he loves it bccau&e it tj 6 Seasoning 7 Listen to 8 Pretend or feign 9 Him 10 Brazilian macaw 11 Disencumber 12 New Zealand parrot 17 Symbol for tellurium ^...^ 19 Eternity 24 Greek °god of JO Auricle war 21 Spanish fleet 28 Shower 20 Proportion 30 Written form of Mistress 31 Measure of area 32 Paid notice in newspaper 33 Hoof finial 34 Depression 37 Arabian gulf 38 Extent 39 Promontory 40 H s fish and damages fishermen's gear 46 Card game 49 Steadfast 50 Pastry 53 Consumed 55 Beaming 57 Make amends 58 Perfume VERTICAL 1 Barrier in a river 2 Native metal 3 Obtain * 4 Folio <ab ) 5 Genus of hollies 27 European 45 Chances finches ^ Meadow 33 Dutch city 47 Cereal grain 3a Compass point 4 8 Siouan Indian 36 Small child 50 Cooking 37 An utensil 2311 is (contr.) 41 Domestic slave 51 Incorporated 25 Egyptian 42 Street (ab.) (nb ) sun god 13 Weight 52 Summer (Fr.) ib Russian deduction 54 Half-em storehouses 44 Narrow inlels 5(5 Id cst (ab.\ B 15 30 55 56 Sfc II

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