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f PAGE FOUR - THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS •j? ! i THE COURIER NEWS OO. 5 i H. W. HA1NE8, Publisher « i JAMES L, VERHOEFF Editor PAUL D. HUMAM, Advertlslcf Managtr . Sol* Nation*] Advertlsuig Representative!: ' Willact WILmer Co. New York, Chicago, Detroit, .{ Atlanta, u»mphi. ! Enured u tecood cluse mattei at the po*t- etflo* at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act or Con- greu, October », 1917. : Member ot Ths Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION KATES: ; By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service te maintained, 20c per week, or 850 pet month ;By mail, within a radius of SO miles H.OO per jear, 42.00 lor six months, $1.00 foi three months; .. by mall outside 60 mile zone 410.00 per veal payable In advance. Meditations By honour and* dishonour, hy evil report anrl good report: as deceivers, and yet true.—(I Co- rinlhlans 6:8. • » » « Though it be honest, it Is never good To bring bad news; give lo a gracious message An host of tongues; but let ill tidings tell Themselves when they be felt. . —Shakespeare. ;: Barbs '<••> Do you remember kicking about the heat, you ^ got free during the summer? Weil, it's going to ',^_ cost you plenty tills winter. .-:• • • * :: - Some girls carry their years lightly because they drop so many of them. ':•"' • * * * *•;•• A Paris doctor says honey is soothing and ''' ' healing. Whisper it to the little woman and you'll ^.. understand. »f.'' * * * •"• ; ~- If it weren't for the palms in llic classy rcs- *M- *»urants, the waiters wouldn't make near as much ;£: money. "-'! • . * * » ''",! ' Why-Is it so many people take advantage of the fact that it isn't human to be pericctv Lehman's Victory Shows GOP Must Fight Hard for '50 The victory of Herbert H. Lehman, Democrat, over Sen. John Foster Dulles, Republican, in the New York Senate •race is of more than merely state con. cern. Leaders in both parlies labeled it a test of President Truman's "Fair Deal" policies. Unlike many .election contests, the issue in this one was clearly drawn. Lehman was for.the fair deal. Though he did not use the term "welfare state," lf v .h€: made plain he believes in it. 5,-, .Dulles, .on the other hand, pitched -•• /his whole campaign on his opposition to '- '-..'the "Fair Deal," the welfare state and what he calls "statism"—too much government. -. Dulles also made much of what he contended was the threat of communism in the Lehman candidacy. He said Lehman had Communist support and that the Democratic program is moving toward the support of state control the Communists espouse. But hammering this tack was really a part of his basic assault on the general "Fair Deal" philosophy. The only side issue dragged into the campaign was that of alleged racial or religious bigtory on the part of Dulles. The Republican nominee made a statement in upstate New York which .Lehman declared stamped him as a bigot. Dulles sotly defended himself against the charge and offered testimonials from men of differing faiths in support of his stand. Certainly this development may have affected the wav * a considerable number of New Yorkers voted. But everything suggests that essentially the voters made their choice on the basis of the main issue—the Truman "Fair Deal" Dulles himself, in iii s statement conceding Lehman's victory, granted that the outcome was decided on that ciuestion. He told his followers that "This, is the first round, but it's certainly not the last round" in the fight for the principles he favors. The Democratic Party unquestionably will seek to make full capital of this triumph. It has already been hailed not merely as an endorsement of the President's policies but as a harbinger of things to come in the 1950 congressional elections. ' Whether it actually tells us much • about what will happen next fall no political experts can really say. A year is a long: time, and political tides change suddenly with events. Furthermore, the " business of political forecasting is still somewhat discredited after the pollsters' 1948 fiasco. Lehman's victory would seem to be notice to the Republicans that the popular sentiment which catapulted Mr. Truman surprisingly into a second term is running stronger than ever in the nation's most populous state. It suggests that nothing the GOP has done up to this moment has been sufficient to reverse that trend. The New York result thus defines more sharply the Republican task in 1950. No one doubts that the "Fair Deal" will again be the issue from the Democratic viewpoint. The nation will watch with interest to see what program GOP leaders devise for the coming rematch on this question. BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Growing Pumpkins It's that season again. Last year about this lime we had the "pumpkin papers" of U'liittaker Chambers. Now we've got the "ptinipkinheacls" of Maj.- Gen. Harry Vatighan, .President Truman's military aide. It seems the general has clone a bit of painting. Dabbling in oils, he came up with a sort of symbolic effort depicting last summer's "five per center" inquiry. Among the features arc two pumpkin-headed figures Vaughan says are Senators McCarthy of Wisconsin ami JMundt of South Dakota. While the senators lash back, the general apparently is wailing for art critics to say: "Some pumpkins!" Views of Others 'A Better Day's Work' "The man or team who does a better dayJs work than the next man or team should be cfte titled to correspondingly better earnings," said Herbert S. Morrison, Deputy Prime Minister ol Great Britain, in a speech in Lancashire. This Is an unusual declaration to come from a leader of the Labor Party and it Is significant of the effects of responsibility upon those who hold It. Britain is lighting a battle of production. In that battle, argues Mr. Morrison, workers who set "too fast a pace for their less efficient workmates" should not be regarded as Injuring- their fellows but as helping and supporting them. That Is probably part of an endeavor by the Labor Government to persuade British labor more widely to accept wage-Incentive plans. It probably Is aimed also toward trying to dissuade claims by the British Trades Union Congress for Increases In wages for some 4,000,000 workers, except as those Increases may be justified by higher production. The conflict here Is' between two long-range fundamental attitudes toward economic Justice. One is the Ideal of equality; the other Is the aim of reward according to merit. Each has Its moral roots. The two must be reconciled and balanced in application. There are certain rights which all men should hold equally. To them applies the parable of the workers in the vineyard who each received a penny a day whether they started early or late. .There, are also certain values which come, or should come, only to those who have striven and sacrificed for them. Of these the prophet said, reassuring the righteous, "they shall eat the Irult of their doings. 1 ' So It Is in evaluating schemes of incentive pay. Inherently they have logic and at. least one kind of Justice Iii,=lHeir favor. They have become discredited In the "eves of most organized labor because (hey have been abused; one day's production record would become the next day's norm, and piece rates of pay would be beaten do*n till even the earnest worker was deprived ot his reward. Yet, fairly conceived and fairly administered. Incentive wages or piece-work bonuses can be beneficial to employer and employee. They require that some who stress Individualism should treat their employees as flesh-and-blood individuals rather than as parts ol a machine. The battle which Britain is fighting is one In which every experienced formula'.or of Industrial policy, from the farmer with a hired man to the promoters of the Stakhanovlsm in Soviet Russia, has found It necessary to pay some homage to incentive by gauging rewards to merit. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR 50 THEY SAY If a modern, push-button war. with thn rirop- ' ping oi atom bombs, should occur, thc-rc is no preparation or understanding ol wha'. cilizens can do to help or protect themselves.—Elder statesman licniard Bar.ich. * » • We are today In the ludicrous position ot Idling other countries they must balance their midgets as a condition of our aid or loans, wlulc we ourselves are badly out of balance.—W. Randolph Burgess, executive chairman of the National City Bank of New York. « • * I'm for roll-call votes on all civil rights bills In the second session or the 81st Congress. Tiicn we can weed out the faithtnl from the uniaitli- ful and the voters can decide what to do aoout it in the 1950 election.—Sen. Hubert u. Humphrey, D., Minnesota. * « » I have no ill will toward anyone in the Navy, and I am not going to entertain any such thoughts-Secretary of the Navy Francis Matthews. «' • « ff peace fails, civilization itself will Ian because mankind cannot endure an atom war.—Sen. Joseph c. O'Mahoncy. D.. Wyoming. We have no hard and fast Ideas about what form a world legislature or world police force should take, but we have the Idea (hat at loast we should have them—Cord Meyer, chairman. United World Federalists executive council. * * * Unless we understand the American dream It may become the American nightmare.~Dw1 E ht Eisenhower, president of Columbia University, ThisOne Is Sort of Worn Out! Gamblers Operating Freely in Capital; Get Rich nt the Expense of Federal Employes WASHINGTON (NBA)—A «necia. Investigation of crime conditions and rackets in the District of Columbia has been ordered by Congress. One of the things this probe Is expected to go Into is the widespread, organized gambling that goes on In government buildings. Every Friday afternoon In the fall work practically stops while government employes try to pick their selections for the next day's football pool. Two or three syndicates operate these pools. Every weekend the gamblers' take on the football pool Klonc Is estimated to be more than S20.000. All year long the numbers racket and horse betting flourish. Government officials ignore the' situa- ' 4 ' ings here Is estimated at being over $5,000,000. Cooklns Up Votes Senator Taft has turned up with what his staff claims is. a brand- new campaign gimmick on his current stumping of Ohio, In preparation for next year's election. He makes it his business to wind up every luncheon and supper meeting In the kitchen, congratulating the cook, 'men there usually follows a bull session with the Ohio senator doing some good for himself, it Is reported. Early Bird Gels Worm? Senator Taft's supporters claim that his strategy of going direct to the people, more than a year before the election to discuss issues, has paid off. His opponents said he was selves play the ponies regularly with bookies in the buildings. Most of the syndicates' agents are government employes, messengers and janitors. They.use the government telephones to call in bet5 as they get - . s opponen., said he was * them- jumping the gun, that he would lose In the Pentagon there k competition among the agents for the business. The only time officials take action is when the gamblers fight among themselves. Local police are handicapped in trying to stop this activity because their jurisdiction in a federal building Is vague. And most local building guards have no instructions to stop gambling. Total yearly lake from U. S. bulld- his steam before the crucial campaign. That still might happen. But as of now the Tnft camp is saying that the early start, showing Talfs wide popularity, has discouraged the candidates who were considering opposing him. They say the opposition is now left without a top-Ilight opponent for him. Also, the first loud claims of labor groups about what they would do to Taft are being carefully modified. It is. reported that the Ohio labor organizations demanded that the national labor leaders who moved in to run the anti-Tuft show go back home or soft-pedal their approach. Local labor leaders don't want to be left too far out on a ,11mb on the good chance that Taft might win. Patching Up Differences White House assistants are try- Ing hard to patch up the differences between the President and New Mexico Sen. Clinton Anderson which arose over the Brannan plan. Senator Anderson for years was the administration's farm policy maker. He broke with the. President by opposing the Brannan plan during the last .w.ssion of Congress. Harsll words were exchanged between them. The situation is ticklish because Senator Anderson and Senate majority leader Scott Lucas see eye to eye on the plan. What the White House wants nt least Ls a trial run for a couple of commodities under the plan. But, Lucas and Anderson want no part of It. It, has gone so far, bets arc now being made as to whether or not the plan will ever be heard, of again, let alone be given a trial. Turning: Tirpilz t o Scrap An American firm has just bought 200fl tons of armorplate from the German battleship Tfrpitz, which was sunk in a northern Norway fjord during the war. The Norwegian salvage company which is dismantling the dead warship estimates that the whole job'of taking the ship apart w'lll take four years. Knows All About H When Sarah Churchill, actress SEC EDISON on Page 8 HOLLYWOOD By Erskhie Johnson NBA Staff Correspondent By Ersklne Johnson NEA Slaf Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Big casting news today. Joan Leslie gets the lead opposite Bob Walker in M-O-M'n "The Skipper Surprised His Wife " which Elliott Nugent will direct. It's Joan's biRCst break since winning her fredom from Warner Brothers . . . .Marie Windsor's career is rolling into high gear. She'll do the lead oposite Bill Elliot In "Sleep All Winter," Marie aso Is up for a big part in "Sons of the Musketeers" ;it !iKO. As reader Harris M. Ring sees it"A child star she was. of course Then marriage, offspring, divorce Now it's clear that Shirley No longer is a girlie." A sign In Henry East's movie dog kennel—he trains most of Ilni- lywood's acting pooches—al>o applies to Hollywood muvic mothcts. The sign rends: "l!"l lie DM [t So Cud at Home." Vaughn Monrnc says he's sold on film making and hopes to follow his first. "Singing Guns." wilh one movie a year . . o.ilc Evans v.ill go into compctilian with oth"r cowboy stars with j line ow .western clothes for gals. They'll be on the marfcrt for the Christmas tr.uic IHnjr I.onks at TV Bing Crosb} says if and when he ilocs a TV show, it wil Ihe <ni movie film. N O shows for the Groancr. Pat O'Brien brought home a life- size painting or himself which was used In "Johnny one Eye." 'What do Kc'do with it?" asked Mrs O'lirion. "Ma\lx> hang It on the wall?" siiBRcstcd Pat, mceklv. "Nope," said Mrs. O'Drien. "How about giving It to tlvit boys' school -,'iu help siiport." snirt Pat. Mrs O'B lifted eyebrows and said: "What—lo hang alongside Liu- coin and Washington " The nor trail might 'go up in th. O'Brien Rirasrc. * f » \Vord ot Chirk Gable's luck- less fishing expedition lo Oregon reached Spencer Tracy in New ^ork. sent him a crate 0 f lobsters, purchased at the Commodore Lobrter bar, with a note: "I ca t c h 'em easier than you iin." Joe Ann Robinson, a blonde clitic is helping Jack Lee forget Agnes' Moorehead. They were watching Arthur Blake's impersonation of Agnes at the Bar of Music Prosperity note: Joan Caulfield wears an 18-karal gold bathing O irl '°'' lhc flnalc ° r " T l>c Petty Killing Tor ,\ [.- n || Slla Raines and husband MaJ' Hobin olds have made reservations at Sun Valley for February Both arc skiilHjv fans. Says Ella- "I'll probably Ijrca:. myself' a leg and b- back in circulation in March." " * * Wnrtl comes from Paris that Merle O'ncron will star in a film there next month for Francc- Cmi'x Siories of her poverty have been grossly csagerntcd. N' trick if it can be done department: "Msd.-im".. Muntz has hired a lire.* iiRent to give him a dignified buildup as a sane, joiid citi/cn. C-'lauilc Flatns, in Hollywood for "The While Tower," .nlinils he rouW retire and live com- forlably for the rest of Iiis lifr '"> his I'cnmvlvania farm. Bui :. i he r\pl;tins: "Every so often ! have lo put make-up on my race. I don't think 1 have a well-balanced diet unless I ran some sccncrv now and I then. 1 ' ! of Crime Tries to Halt Robber | CHICAGO—'/Ti— A robber strode [ into Hiram Bloodgood's grocery. He shoved Bloodgoorl against a shelf I Bmvn came a deluge of canned Tiie robber tried to hurdle the counter, but tripped. Dovui will! i n m wen! n n-lc or b^vc-1 CRSS and 1 d'vuclni'Hs The rubber yanked out • the ca;h drawer. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKenncy America's Card Aulliorlty Written for SEA Scnice Nice Hold-Up Play Gets Little Credit' Do women play bridge as well as mcnv Evciy time I appear on a radio program the Interviewer asks me thnt question. It j s my opinion that women get more dm out of bridge than men do The popularity of the game Is increasing tremendously nnd there will oe many more bridge parties this win* A 1 V A 85 » K J 10? *QJ 108 * K5 ¥ 7642« A 43 2 J. <l -i 2 N W E S Dealer AJ iom 62 y K93 t 85 *A7 A Q83 VQ.I10 4 Q06 *K 053 Rubber — N-S VIII South West .Nortli H^sl Pass Pass 1 4 1 N T Pas s 2,\ I A T Pnss 3 N T Pass Pass Pnss Openmg- -* K ID I tcr than ever before. Many men will rcncg on playing bridge because they say there nrc too manv arguments. Yet. strangely enough I have seen a foursome ot womeii with one discussing politics, another giving her favorite recipe for cliocolate cake, the third Inlkin" about her children and the fourth going on about her business and making a terrific play. This happened in a social game in Gatlinburg, Tcnii., where, bv the way. the Smoky Mountain' B'ridse Tournament will be held Nov. 11, 12 and 13. The king of spades w.»s opened by West. If South hud won this trick with the ace and then led a diamond (she has to guess whether to play a diamond or a club) West would win, return another spade, and East would have the ace ol clubs to pet in with. i But South did not win the first SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1949 British Socialism Faces T^iaT For Life in Steel Referendum The DOCTOR SAYS the from "< There n" Cn .""-p Insomnia. These are very f cw diseases or . usually produce other symptoms besides liisonmla ?„ i n °, 1 , f Xplr " n tho Inability to sleep which the ordinary person complains of so much V s t>lb Palpal 'cause of to 80 to sleep at night of wakefulness during the night. The mind, especially of those who earn their living by desk work, is often [oo active' at niirht mokes sleep difficult. People and who . , • ----- ->-»«>i.. i uumi: vviiu Set a lot of outdoor exercise suffer fat less !rom insomnia than most city dwellers. The problem s low ° <""'. ° is J"e thoughts and wor- at n?sht W " Cn EOi " S to bc<1 You Can Imiuce Sleep There are ways of helping to B et hito a "sleepy" frame of mind ncaduw a book, ent.rely away from the usual or.'iipalion and one which is not too exciting, i, often helpful Many people find soothing music a relaxing prc-bedtime occupation of some kind helps nc.-.s dcncy to use drugs crutch in getting to be Handwork others. Unfortunately a great number of people who complain of stecples=- """ try various drugs. This ten- as a sort of , . .-- = — sleep should resisted. The sleep-producine drugs have their place but most o .hem are habit forming if taken over long periods. There aie probably few people living ni cities who have not at one lime or another suffered from a certain amount of difficulty In sleeping. The fact that this difficulty has been only temporary with most. 01 us shows that ordinary in- ionuna is not dangerous. No one ever dies of simple insomnia. * t * Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will inswer one of Ihe most frequently isked questions in his column Would an examina-! NAN'SlVKK: Not ordinarily! By neWIll Mat-Kcnzlc AV foreign Affairs Analyst There's more than appears on the surface -n the British Socialist gov ernmei.t's sensational compromise •vith the Conservatives whereby nationalization of the great steel Industiy svill he delayed until after the next general election. Ihis steel project was top Item in the nationalization program and the government had been anxious to achieve it before facing thi voters again. Their sudden back- flop means, as Conservative leader Winston Churchill points out, that the election will be "almost n referendum" on the proposition of nationalizing steel. Naturally, (his development fins inspired the thought 'among some observers that it represents one of those patriotic gestures which John Bull characterizes as "playing cricket," that is, good sportsman. shi]> and a democratie willinpcl*. to leave tile decision to (lie peop% It may indeed be all of tint nnd we don't need to rob It of its slam our when we suggest that consid cr.ibly more is Involved. I believe Prime Minister AHlee has made this gesture mainly because he no longer is sure !l-at his party cun control a majority Vf tlie voters. ' .to apparently was confident a few months ago that, he could win Bui the economic crisis has become to complicated and uncertain that public today can't be accurately gauged. And the con- prospects are no more we find the government servative sure. So . . ~ .......... ~ &"> L-l lUIIUIlt making the sweeping gesture of saying to the voters in effect" We had intended to take over the steel industry before entering general election. However another „ —.....* •-in,LLiJti. nowcver since tills is the most important item In our program and it is a controversial one, we have decided to submit the matter to your iiirtu merit You shall decide whether you want to proceed with the program Meantime, parliament will have ap- p.ovtd the measure authorizing iif.ltonahz.ition if yon want it." A little bird <an English sparrow to be exact) has whispered to me hat Deputy Prime Minister Herbert Morrison probably inspired this move. He is a powerful figure among the Socialist leaders and is credited with beniK a shrew politician. What he is angling for appears to be !<a big middle-class vote of the nntifil and so are the Conservatives, for tins is the now unpredictable element in the forthcoming general election. That middle-class vote represents 15 Years Ago In Blvtheville — ..Mrs. J. Sameul Landnjm has gone to Holly Springs. Miss., for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Sigman. Fred Ma thews and Ray Hall have trick. She played the, four-spot from dummy and lei, West's kin? hnld the trick. West (all the time talk- Ing politics) continued with the fivs of spades and now declarer played the ace from dummy and led a diamond, West winning. Having no more soades. West shifted to a hcral. Declarer went right'up with dummy's ace and (hen played a club, East winning and leading back a spade. Declarer won with the quee^i, and now she had nine {ricks —two spades, \ a heart, three diamonds and three clubs. _ When the hnnd was over. West continued to talk politics; East got to the point of frosting her chocolate cake. None of the ladles, not even North (who was still busy with her children's problems), congratulated South upon tile execution of a beautiful holri-up play. Oh! Do you want me to say whether women play bridge as well as men? Sorry, I have no opinion on this subject. will ensure a continuation of the sweeping Socialist program. If it rebuffs the Socialists and returns the Conservatives, it will mean In the language of Churchill himself- bnould we be returned to power one of our first steps will be to expunge this wanton, wasteful and -partisan measure from'the 1 statute books. We shall allow the stee! industry lo continue its splendid career without being dragged Into party, politics by a fantastic, obsolete and discredited Socialist doctrine." This of course means that socialism wilt be on trial for its life In England. Probably that's as should be After almost five years of experiment with a new Ideology, the country is entitled to express'an official opinion before nationalization lias gone so far as to have utterly disrupted the old system of private initiative. At present writing, some experts figure the election will ' very close. rt-tm-ieci from St. Louis where they attended a Red and White Convention. Eloisp Barnes. Bert Denley and Billy Schmuck entertained the McDowell Music Club last evening it tne home of Mrs. T. J. Barnes. Georcc Mathews, Jr., left Saturday for Kansas City, Mo., after spending u vacation here with relatives. Large Dog/ Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 54 Menial 1 Depicted breed faculties of dog 5'^ Required ? I 1 h l S T "° VERTICAL break al the brow in ils ' Sea skeleton long, tapering - Fruit • profile 3 Disembark 13 Speaker 4 Lieutenant NFlag (ab.) 15 Sped 5 Electrified 16 More refined panicles 18 O. ienlnl porgy 6 Great Lake 13 Too 7 Brother of 20 Fur-bcanng animals 21Siou.iii Indian 9 Symbol for 22 Long (ab,) manganese 17Symbolfor -10 Shoi t jacket calcium 41 Fasten 25 Lounge 42 County in '• 26 Rclain Ohio ' Cam <Bib.) 27 Deprivation 43 Symbol for 8 Etruscan title 2B Operalic solo erbium 33 Dress -1-1 Solar disk *.*. L,uii£ >uu,/ .,.",, &1 .,,tjc 3511 is n breed 45 Weight 23 Electrical unit'0 Preposition of deduction 24 Antlcrcd 1' Silting 3G Undersized 46 Among 12 Groups of coltlo . 51 Ermc, Ihrce singers 38 Challenged 53 Myself creature 27 Youth 23 Whirlwind 30 Correlative of either 31 French article 32 Yes (Sp.) 33 High mountain 3-1 Membranous bag 36 Right (ab.) 37 Paid nolice in newspaper 3D Shoshonean Indian 41 Play the part of host •16 Collection of sayings 47 I.ousc egg 48 Main blood vessel of the body 43 Russian community 50 Groups of soldiers 52 Type of fur

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