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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 22, 1949
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THE BLYTHEVIM.P! COUR1EB NEWS THB COURIBR NIWS CO. H. W. HA1NES. Publisher JAM£8 L. VERHOEFF Editor PAUL D. HO WAN, Advertising Uan*«cr •ol* NtUooil AdvertUln* ReprcseaUUTu: WtUu* Witawr Co, New Vork, Chicago. Detroit, Atlantik Entered u •econd class matter at th« poM- of/ic* at fl!jrtb«»lDe, Arkansas, under act OS Coo- cren. Octobtr ft U>17. lltmber ot Tb» Associated Pru* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By curler la the city ot BlythevUle or »nj suburban town where carrlei service It maintained, 20c per week, or 85o per montb By mall, within B radius ol 50 miles $4.00 pet jear. $2.00 for aU months, $1.00 for three months; bj mail outside SO mile zone $10-00 per ;e*r payable In advance. Meditations In those days was Hezcklah sick unfo death. And lulih the prophet the son of Amoz came unta him, and said unto him, Thus salth the Lord, Set thine house In order: for thou shall die, and not live.—Isaiah 38:1. « » * He that always waits upon God is ready whenever He calls. Neglect not to see your accounts even; he Is a happy man who so lives as that death at all times may find him at leisure to die.— Owen Feltham. Barbs Mother's attempt to help dad put up the storm windows may be what takes him so doggone long. '" * * * If the young and the old could just change placea, possibly we'd all be satisfied. * * V A bigamist was sentenced to the mop-and- broom squad In a jail—and he likely felt right, at home. « • • Firat prize for hair trimming went to an Indiana woman barber. Ah, a top nofcher! * * * An Oklahoma dentist was only slightly Injured when run over by hto own car, but we'll bet it DID hurt a bltl Medina Wins Praise For Court's Fairness When he finished presiding- over the trial of the 11 Communist leaders, B'ed- eral Judge Harold R. Medina wanted only Test and quiet. Instead, he has reaped a strange reward that in its •way is as exhausting as the ordeal of the nine months' gruelling trial. Medina has been showered with 50,000 letters from all over the country. Virtually all are congratulatory. Tliey ask • him to accept medals, to make speeches, to run for political office. Even with added secretaries the judge hasn't been able to read or even open all the messages. Besides all this the judge is getting long-distance telephone calls from well- wishers at scattered points. So,-far from lolling around in an easy chair, the weary Medina is hard at work grinding- ou£&nswers to the dozens of letters that*>g£quire replies. He is be- jrinning to think that rest is an illusory state never to be attained. The judge has talked some about the letters he's received and they tell us quite a bit about the character of the American people. The individuals who are writing him now, he says, all seem to fee] that it would have been improper to comment before the trial \vas ended. They did not wish to be charged with seeking to influence him. This attitude is in drastic contrast to that shown by the many who did write during the trial. Most of these correspondents piled violent abuse upon the judge, for they were the friends of the defendants. But some took the other side. They belonged mainly to the school that demands "lock the bums up" or "give 'em a fair trial and hang 'em." The post-trial response seems striking for several reasons. It must be gratifying to all Americans to know that so many of their fellow citizens are governed by the code of fairness that is expressed or implied in these messages. Furthermore, it is unusual for a judge to draw such tributes as have poured in. Americans write their congressmen or their newspapers with great frequency and gusto. But they don't often comment on the conduct of the judiciary. Possibly most vita! of all, the tremendous flood of letters suggests that Americans are deeply aroused over the threat of communism in their lives. White the tedious trial was dragging along on the back pages of their newspapers, they seemed little concerned. But once the result was known, (hey disclosed that they had been watching cnrefnll to see how the judge and jury would meet the problem. If they had been interested simply in smacking the Communists down hard, they would not have waited so patiently until the end to voice their views. That they decided to write appears to indicate, therefore, that these citizens believe the law under which the defendants were tried is a fair one and that the outcome was fairly arrived at. They clearly wanted to answer to the Communist menace, but they wished it to be the right one. Now the U. S. Supreme Court must decide whether the defendants' conviction and the law that brought them into court are indeed fair and sound in an America always careful to guard its freedoms well. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIEH NEWS Gaining Navy Confidence Adm. Forrest Sherman, the new Chief of Naval Operations, has given evidence that he intends to do all he can to smooth the troubled waters flowing: around the Pentagon. With only a personal letter of reprimand, he restored to active duty Capt. John Crommelin, the officer suspended Oct. 6 for releasing to the press a confidential Navy letter charging that the Navy was dissatisfied with current defense policies. Secretary of Navy Matthews had denounced Crommelin for "faithlessness and insubordination." Sherman's step surely will help to rebuild confidence among disgruntled Navy men who must somehow be won over if the desired armed forces unity is to be achieved without knocking a lot of heads together. Views of Others But There's More to It. Governor McMath is as right as ham gravy on biscuits In warning the slates against constantly running to Washington for help, He says this must, stop it [he trend toward "unlimited centralized government" is to be halted. But something more is needed to keep the federal government within bounds ol reasonable cost and out ot the citizen's hair: something very much more. The people must show their disfavor for promises from Washington to give them case by blistering them with taxes, and bossing' them around. So long as folks fail for that hokum, cilorU, to whittle the federal government down to a size we can afford, and retain our liberties under, will be ns futile as trying to make a lady out ol a sow by giving her a gilded trough and marble wallow. There's another vilai point, too. We can't IOOK to slate government for every boon and whim that some group happens to covet, and retain the world-envied values of our American system, For II will make little difference at, last whether we htive one super-spending and bossing center on the Potomac, or 48 prodigal bureaucracies In the state flinging our money around and telling us what we can and cannot do. Excessive taxes are a curse and a blight whether Washington or :.the state scoops them In and shovels them oilt/JF'stralght-jackct ot controls on our lives and' aflalrs l! equally a destroying evil whether strapped onto us by Washington or the state. All government is on a hip-hooray spending and regulating binge, compare your taxes today with the taxes you paid only a decade ago; contrast the. teeming profusion of prying, meddling, advising, commanding government bureaus we have now with Ihc relatively few of less than 20-years past. Doesn't It make you think? Doesn't It give you anxiety? We're kissing our American system goodbye; we're giving it a Judas kiss, selling it out for 20 pieces of silver In tVie form of bribes paid to us with our own taxes. In Its place we will imve a tax-devouring enterprise-stifling giant of government, monarch of all It surveys. Will we halt in time? Soon it will be too late. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT SO THEY SAY The result of the (New York) senatorial election Is a setback, not a gain, for the policies ol the national administration since Senator Dulles ran well ahead of the local tickets all over the state.—Gov. Thomas Dcwcy. V * 9 We are eager to have It known that here In Tibet, a land (hat is specially dedicated to religion, all of our peoples, both lay and monk, are earnestly praying that God will grant nap- pincss and everlasting peace to all humanity.— 15-year-old Dalai Llama, ruler of Tibet. • - • • I [ccl that I can now quit eating crow and try a liltle pheasant for a change.—Dr. George Gallup, who came close on the recent elections. * * * I do not believe that men or governments can safely or in good conscience stand idle and complacent while so many of their brothers are miserable and desperate, when action lo relieve them is possible.—Morris E. Dodd. director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. • + » We're trying lo bring conservation out ol the realm of tlie expert and make It a problem !or the whole community.—Dr. Kenneth Hunt of Anlloch College. * * * The more I see of public life the more I believe no generation In American life will be able lo answer all the questions.—Rep. Franfcin D. Roobc- veil, Jr. (D.. N. Y.). The Great Gold Rush of Forty-Nine TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1949 FCC Television Probe Falls into Discussion Of Many of Aches and Pains of Industry By Douglas I.arscn NEA Sfaff Correspondent WASHINGTON—Hearings before the Federal Communications Commission on color television Imve just about reached the stage where If It was summer, you could hear the Mies Uizzing around the morn over the drone of the witnesses. Proceedings have been going on for more than a month and there's no end in sight for two or three more months. Only a lew of the commissioners show up at each session now, the rest being occupied with other business. There are no longer any spectators (here just for the fun of It. Attendance Is limited lo a lew bored, paid representatives ol various radio and tele- [ vision interests, a few reporters and the next witnesses. Most of the testimony is pretty technical and none In the past three weeks has been new. That Is there weren't any new Ideas until Ulysses A. SaimbrlR. president nf[ American Television. Inc.. of Chicago, took the stand and the whole big hearing room came alive. He KoL beyond the color problem Into the realm ol television in general. Tlie first thing he said that made everybody sit up wns: "I've been in the television business for 26 years. And when I now look at a set, and see two men groaning over erich other in a wrestling match and an old movie which costs a' station $6 for a halt hour I gel pretty discouraged with its progress." One cf tile First Mr. Sanabria's company manu- factures television set parts and is soon going into the program end of .he business. When he got out of high school In Chicago 26 years ago he was a radio repairman. In his sp:,re time that year he invented •flint he thought was the first television set. He has since learned that'others "invented" It about the same time. Nevertheless he has marie a pretty good living out of television since then. FCC commissioners admit he is one of the early pioneers In the industry. What really jolted the commissioners and spectators was Mr. Sau- abria's statement that he thought, tl:c commissioners had granted too many television licenses and thereby had encouraged the industry to over-expand, at least in the program department. He recommended that most of the present TV channels be combined and given to just one or two stations In an area. Tills, he said, would make the resultant picture twice as clear and sharp as they now are. A commissioner iiijiced that this was technically t.ue. Mr. Sanabria denied that this would give one or two persons or lirrns a monopoly of television in a town. He recommended that a license for one station be given to a combination of three or four owners. "One owner can't afford to produce all the good programs needed for one station." he reasons. "If you have several owners they share the overhead and can afford the time nnd money to put tojethcr much better programs," he states. Wants Botli Color Systems As lar as color goes. Mr. Sanabria thlnKs the commission ought to provide bands for CBS and NBC both to develop their systems, bub In different areas He says: "They should be allowed to market their sets to people In these sections so that they would get some of their Investment back. This would be a semi-commercial venture." Mr. Sanabrin nnd Eugene Conrad, the writer of Olson and Johnson's comedy TV show and writer of several Broadway productions, have teamed up to try to produce some packaged television programs. Mr. Conrad's goal Is to cut costs of programs. He says the Olson and Johnson show cost between $40,000 and 345,000 for each weekly hour performance. Most expensive Item Mr. Conrad reveals, was the $375- per-honr rehearsal fee. "And It was just like producing a whole new musical comedy each week," he says lo get around this high rehearsal cost for one performance Conrad and Sanabria plan to organize television road shows. A company will have a regular repertoire for a series of programs and take them from city to city with television stations Individually - sponsored performances Ir each city will make more money, they think, than one performance sponsored on a network And the wasteful rehearsal time will be cut down. A spokesman for the FCC said this idea sounded like a practical way for TV stations to cut costs and s.HI show first-rate live shows. Sir Stafford Advises Church To Remain Clear of Politics The DOCTOR SAYS By Dr. Edwin p. Jordan, H.D. Written for NBA Service A common penalty of old age is the development of a condition of the eyes called cataracts. A cataract Involves that portion of tlie eye which serves as the lens. The lens is normally clear but becomes clouded In cataract and this produces a blurring of vision. Perhaps It can be explained best by comparing it with the lens ol a camera. If a camear lens were not clean, or something happened to the glass to cloud it, a picture taken through that lens would also be blurred and "fuzzy." How much fuzzlness there Is depends on the amout of cloudiness in the lens. If only part of the lens is Involved, not all of the field of vision will be disturbed. If the whole lens is clouded, then all objects will be blurred. There Is no reason to believe that cyestrain leads to the development of cataract, though, of course, cyestrain should be avoided for other reasons. Heredity, and particularly Increasing years, seem to have more to do with most cases of cataract than anything else Drugs of Little Value A beginning cataract. In which the clouding is slight, is spoken of as incipient. When the processs of clouding has been completed it is called "ripe" or mature. Unfortunately medical treatments — that is drugs that have so far been discovered — have not proved of value in dissolving material which clouds the lens nor can they restore normal vision. Operation Is the best treatment for cataract. When the cataract Is "ripe" or mature, it can be removed and full vision restored in uncomplicated cases. i n recent years, surgery of the eye has been so improved that it Is possible to remove the lens wit;, a cataract in it at early stages of development In jnany cases. 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 DOCTOE ANSWERS .. .. QUESTION: Can sinus trouble cause difficulty in the throat, such as plegtn? ANSWER: Yes. indeed. Mucus and infected material from the sinuses can drop down in back of the throat. This frequently causes irritation and results In hawking and spitting. IS Years Ago In Mrs. s. S. Sirenberg conducted the -study or "Charm" at a meeting of the Business and Prolessional Club Monday night at Hotel Noble. Mrs. Rlley B. Jones was leader of the Delphian Pine Arts club when they presented a program on "Mussolini" yesterday at Hotel Noble. She discussed "Mussolini as a Man" and Mrs. Elton Klrb tyold of Mussolini as a dictator, she told of the three periods of his life beginning when he made his first mild address to parliament. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NBA Sluff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— "Mule Train" Crack! crack! Yceecceceeah!" Ycccceceah. I know It's driving me crazy, too. Yon can't escape it on tile radio or in the juke boxc.s these days. It's America's new No. 1 song hit and no argument about it. So here's the story behind tlie song: It is not new. it was nrst recorded three years ago by r.n obscure singer named Buzz Butler for and obscure record suit: Obscurity. A few weeks ago battle with Imaginary lions and tigers, a doctor asked him if he wanted to sec his wife. "To licck with my wife," he said, "get rnc Frank Buck." The new French fashions arc so iliirinj they're calling them K'nvnlcss strain. Howard Hughes finally answered Jane Greer's yelk for a comedy Sc gets --.. Johnny Langc. Hy Heath and Fred Olickman — iicard about Vaughn Monroe starting «ork in Republics "Singing Onus." They arc friends of the film's producer, lormer orchestra leader Abe Lyman. Lunge grabbed the old record and played It for l.ynlan. Lyman thought It was great anrt wired IMonroc, on location in Sc- itona, Arit., that lie had a new song for Ihc piclnrc. Monroe recorded the song. The only background instruments were a bass fiddle and a guitar. Then he sang It on his air show. Tlint did It. Yccceeeceah! HshlriK For Oliver M-G-M hopes to land Laurence Oliver for "Ivanhoc," which will be filmed in England . . . Dob Lovvery ] and Jean Parker have discovered' each other and it looks like wedding belts . . . Cutle Shclia Ryan will play a lady sheriff In Grnc Antry's new western. Probably the first time in the history of the celluloid west Arthur type role company. He- in "The Richest Girl in the Jail" .There's a good chance her co-star the writers— will be Cary Grunt . . . Guitarist Dave Barbour, husband of singer Peggy Lee. gets an important acting role In -Hlind Spot." Director Mel Ferrer hired him originally lor a jam session sequence. Ilil-ur-Miss Style Funny how some pcopl- are discovered by .lolly wood. Kiuh!s«" O'Mallcy. rcd-halrcd daughter "of Pal. w a s ushering a t her high school play. Talent sco'tit Ivan Kalm ciunc to watch the kids on stage but watched Kathleen intend. it was the first time an usherette ever won a movie contract. Pat, by Ihe way, can still walk a tiKht wire, despite his 57 years was a vaudeville tight-wire Me walker when Tom Edison starred him in one of Hie first movies. "The King ol the Wire." back in 1935. Looks like Myrna Loy, who [in- nily escaped that "perfect wife" title, will wind np as the screen's celluloid west that the boys wmi"! Wl '" a "»>Uicr." She mothers 12 be breaking INTO Jail. ?'" tn i • ' * "' Big troubles for Alexis Smilii. Warner Brothers tor up l>cr tract after she was suspended for turning down a role at UI. Now she and her husband. Craig Stevens, are getting ready to tear up their marriage certificate. They're having a trial separation. Hollywood Ls laughing about the The Supreme Court building in actor olio fell off the wagon and Washington is believed to contain wound up In a hospital with the more marble than any other stnx- D.T.s. In the midst of & terrific tur«. Her her. "Cheaper by the Dozen." next role, though, may save She'li co-star with Ralph Richardson in "O Mistress Mine. Fox. incidentally, now knows about the high cost ot having children. The wardrobe for tiie 12 kids in the picture will cost about S10,- 000. proving they are not. cheaper by the dozen. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service Use Military Tactics On Play of a Hand Whenever I go to Washington 1 always enjoy my luncheon date with Maj.-Gcn. James A. Ullo, the former Adjutant General of the Army •Nothing is sure to be right. Plan your defense and attack on the assumption that everything is wrong." Therefore - we must keep West out of tlie lead. Let East hold the first trick. He will return •. diamond and you take' it with the ace. Now pick up the trumps and lead the queen of clubs. East wins with the king, but now p he cannot get West In to lead a heart. He can return a.- club or cash his me of hearts. If he leads a diamond. South discards a heart from his hand, trumps In dummy, and the other two IiearU are thrown away on dummy's good clubs. Thut way you actuaJly make five-odd. Rubber—E-W vul. South West N'orlh Eist 1 A Pass 2 * Pass 3 A Pass 4 A p ass Opening—» 2 33 Now that the general has retired, he has adopted two hobbies, one farming, and the other, obtaining scholarships for American war orphans. One nuist admire the active minas of the men who have handled our gigantic military undertakings. When 1 am with one of these men, who is also a card player, I cnpy l.iying out a hand and discussing the tactics of the play with him, as compared to military strategy Take today's hand, tor example. On the opening lead of the deuce of diamonds you piny the five-spot from dummy and East puts on tlie queen. Would you win this trick? Before you say yes or no. let us look over the situation. We know that we have a Sowing diamond, and if tl>c ace of hearts Is on the wrong side, we have two losing htarus. flint is nothing to worry about if we find Hie king of clubs right—bul the military man says, By DcWitt MacKenzle AP Forelfn Affairs Analyst Sir Stafford Crlpps, Brltaln'i austere chancellor of the exchequer, advises the Church of England to stay out of politics. Such a pronouncement by a cabinet minister would in all events be of great importance, but It takes on peculiar significance as coming from Sir Stafford. The chancellor is widely known as a Christian who puts his beliefs Into practice seven days a week. He is credited with applying his religion to his Socialist politics as well as lo his personal life. Even his political opponents agree on that. So when Sir Safford takes the rhnrch to task, folks want to know want's cooking. Well, not only the chancellor but the Labor (Socialist) Party has been greatly worried lately over speeches by prelates W of the Church ol England. Thi pol- ^ itlcal leaders are wondering what part churchmen may play in the next general election which will determine whether the experiment in* Socialism Is to continue. For example, Dr. Geolfry Fisher, archbishop of canterbury, who is head of the Church of Englai 1, recently referred to the coming election as a "gathering shadow." He told the synod of the Convocation or Canterbury that there was "need for the united effort to overcome our economic plight." Other prelates have expressed concern over economic conditions. Some political observers have expressed belief that the church leaders may be atempting to bring about a coalition government. Tlie Socialists have thumbs down on that. In considering the position of the Church of England it must be noted that It is tlie established church, that is, a state church. Those members of the House of Lords in parliament who are known as the "Lords spiritual" are bishops and archbishops of the Church of England. The king himself Is "Defender of the Faith." It therefore" Is easy to sec why there Is a difference of opinion In Britain as to how far the church should become Involved In political matters, it Is doubly clear when one recalls that, the rtergy of the Church of England are, broadly speaking, conservative and there-^ fore are not In harmony with Socialism. This statement Isn't altered by the fact that occasionally one encounters a "liberal" like Hie Very Rev. Hewlett Johnson, Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, who Is known as the "Red Dean" because of his extreme left views and his great friendship for Soviet Russia. Those who oppose the Church of England taking active part in politics do say that the clergy are qualified to pass judgment on events from the spiritual and moral standpoints, and should be allowed to speak in these fields. As public conscience, assert the opposition, they are all right. Of course in years gone the church took a mbsta active part m government. In the middle ages, the king's chief mnister was a cleric. But w cdon't have to go back that far to see the influence of the church in temporal affairs of state. Specifically, the late archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Cosmo Gordon Lang, was generally credited with Playing a mjor role In the abdication of King Edward VIII, now Duke of Windsor. The archbishop is said to have been utterly uncompromising in the matter of the t young king's desire to marry MrsW Simpson. The average Briton himself lindi it difficult to draw a line where he thinks the clergy should stop. It would have been Interestng if Sir Stafford Cripps had been more specific In his admonition. Television got its start as far back as 1883 when Paul Nlpkow, Polish scientist, designed the scanning disc, a flat plate with a spiral of holes. Radio Director Answer to Previous Puzzls HORIZONTAL 1,4 Depicted radio director 10 Constellation 12 Interstices 14 Permit 15 Spirited 17 Shade tree IS Sprinted 20 Calyx leaves 22 Measure of area 23 Near 24 Amounts (ab.) 26 Trial 29 Pedal digit 30 Correlative of either 31 Onward 32 Priority (prefix) 33 Go by 35 On the sheltered side 37 Three-toed sloth 38 Greek goddess ot the earth 39 Decayed «PiUers 47 Courtesy title •18 She is one of the few directors in radio 50 Ocean 51 County in California 53 Inclination 55 Showed mercy to 56 Fruit drinfc VERTICAL 1 Range 2 Chemical salt 3 Negative reply 4 Sack 5 Greek god of ivar 6 Withered 7 Preposition 8 Ester of oleie acid 9 Solid fence 10 Aged 11 Born 13 German rivsr 16 Paid notice in 32 Gratified newspaper 34 Persian 19 Transposes Ub.) QIR s e 21 Light touch 24 On top of 25 West African guenon monkey 27 Painful 23 Woody plant governor 35 Be seated 36 Era 39 Royal Scottish Academician (ab.) 40 Lubricates 41 Wide-mouthed 54 Egyptian pitcher sun god 42 Complication 43 Compass poinl 44 Powerful explosive 45 Smooth and unaspiratcd 46 Sorrowful 49 Insane 52 Mother 3t

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