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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 25, 1949
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PAGK KIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COU1UER NEWS CO. H. W RAINES Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole Nations] Advertising Hepresentatlvel: Wallace Wltrner Co. New York. Chicago, Detroit Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second class mattti at the port- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under aci ol Congress. October 8. 1917. Member ol The Associated Presj SUBSCRIPTION KATES: By carrlei 10 the city ol BlythevOle or tny suburban town where carrlei swvtce U main- tamed, 20c per week, oj 85c pej month By mall, within a radius ol 60 miles 14.00 per year, $3.00 lor sli months. $1 00 fo< three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone 110.00 per sear payable In advance. Meditations He that lialli pHy upon the poor lenclelh unto Die lx3r<I; and Ilia I which lie hath given nllj he pay him again.—I'roverfos I9;17. * » * Proportion Ihy charity to the strength ol thy estate, lest God proportion thy estate to the weakness of thy charity: let the lips of the poor ho the trumpet- of thy gift, lest in aeeking applause, thou lose thy reward. Nothing ts more pleasing to God than an open hand and a close mouth. —QuarJes. Barbs Any hunter who can't bring down wild (owl In three shots 1& no hunler. He's foul! * » • Three prisoners escaped from a jail where a woman was warden. Maybe she should have sturk to her knitting—at home. * * t If and when someone can prevent the common cold, we'll have little left with which to dread the winter. » * * Lots of people are worrying about ihe dollar— and a lot more are worrying about how to keep on earning it. * * * Every week brings more upsets during football games—and setups afterwards. Strike Settlement Shows Both Sides Compromised The signing of a pension and social insurance agreement by the. CIO and the United States Steel Corporation broke the backbone of the nationwide stee! strike after 42 days. The U. S. Steel settlement, which follows the pattern established in the CIO pact with the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, provides that eligible workers shall receive pensions of $100 a month including social security benefits. It provides further thai, an insurance program shall be set up embracing sickness, death, accident and hospilalizalion benefits. This plan is to cost five cents an hour for each worker, with the em- ploye contributing half the charge and the company the remainder. This pension-insurance formula is now virtually standard for the whole steel industry. In it there is HII element of compromise, hut essentially the outcome will be viewed as a victory for the union. The steel fact-finders recommended a 10-cents-aii-hour package, six for pensions and four for insurance. The companies were to foot the whole bill. The union accepted this pattern immediately, but the companies stood fast for some arrangement that would call for worker contributions to both pensions and insurance. The union, in turn, • refused to budge. As a strike approached, U. S. Steel offered to pay the recommended 10 cents provided the workers would make a small additional contribution. This they declined to do and the walkout ensued, in the final solution, the union did consent to make the workers bear half the cost of the insurance benefits—or two and a half cents per hour. To this extent, the stee] companies won a triumph for their principle that the cost of benefits should be shared by management and labor. But industry agreed to pay the full cost of the pension plan—a plan almost certainly more expensive than that recommended by the fact-finders. The experts are hesitant a I this time to guess what that cost will be. When the Bethlehem agreement was announced, estimates were that the pension feature would cost the company from 10 to 12i/ 2 cents an hour. But it is realized that the figures will not'really be known nnlil details are worked out. Kui'tliermore, the cost will naturally vary from firm to firm, depending upon age provisions, the number of eligible workers in a company, the existence or lack of a previous pension program, thf number of disabled employes on the payroll. If Ihe pension costs should prove to ,bc as high as 12t* cents an hour per worker, thai would make the company contribution 15 cents (the other two and a half cents being its share of the insurance). The workers would add another two and a half cents for a total of 171/ 2 cents. The comments of steel executives themselves make it plain the company load is not likely lo fall much below these top estimates and may actually be heavier. The companies would argue, however, that this result is more than just a yielding to union demands. They would insist that it is a recognition that the smaller pension figure recommended by the fact-finders would not really support the $100 a month allowance the union seeks. So in the end an attitude of realism and fairness and a spirit of reasonable compromise seem to have governed both sides. Though this atmosphere did not mark the earlier negotiations, the union and the industry did soften their views enough to real an accord without government intervention. Tnd the result was obtained on a company-by-company basis that could well serve as a pattern for the future. (AKK.) COURIER NBWS Views of Others AI a rrrTDverToyalty Probe J. Edgar Hoover is not another llimmlcr not a Hhinnler In the making. Thai is clearly indicated by the solit-iimle tor civil rights which he showed in his interview with the Post-Dispatch's Alvln H. Goldstein. But there is. nevertheless, widespread apprehension about the loyalty hives-' Ugations carried on by the Federal Bureau ol Investigation and other governmental agencies under President Truman's loyally order and In accord with the Department of Justices dubious hst of subversive organizations. It must be pointed out at once that some work of this nature is absolutely essential. There is a cold war on. and responsible administrators must act accordingly. The exposure of the Canadian atomic spy ring alone is enough to demand precautions. Persons .seeking employment with the Atomic Energy Commission and the Stale De- parlment-lo cite two outstanding examplc*- harclly can object to a fair but diligent search of their records. The question, however, Is whether Investigations are not being overdone. Complaints are numerous. No doubt, Mr. Hoover Js right when He says that Mime of them are unfounded But all the complaints cannot be dismissed out ol hand. Bert Andrews, Marquis Chilris. Tllnrman Arnold and others have named specific cases in which real damage was done. Nor does It prove so very much to say that lew of the complaints have been supported by evidence in court. After ,11, it is difficult for » victim to go to court ij he is not told the charge against l,hn or the names of those who made Ihe charge. It is also a little beside the point lo say that the FBI docs not evaluate inlormation The very fact that a certain piece of Information Is recorded and that another bit of gossip Is not recorded does in reality constitute evaluation federal investigators, whether they belong to the PDI or to other agencies, cannot be too careful. And this K (fe;wlth double emphasis for the various loyalty boards and department beads acl- »8 en the Investigators' reports. At the same "me, it is only fair to say that investigators and boards are acting under the most sweeping di rectives. The loyally order and especially the ,,st of subversive organizations need review Many citizens are disturbed. There can be no more clear sign of this than a statement in Har- Pers Magazine by Bernard DeVoto: Representatives of the FBI and of other official investigating bodies have questioned me I" the p H st, about a number of people and I have answered their questions. That's over From now on any representative of the government, properly identified, can count on a rtrnik and perhaps informed talk about the Red (but non-Communist) Sox at my house But If he \vints inlormation from me about anyone whomsoever, no soap. If it is my di.ty as citizen to tell what I know about someone I will perform that duty under supena In open court, before that person and his attorney. This notice is posted In the rourtliMisc square. I w:ll not discuss anyone m private with any government Invcsligator. Most citizens probably would not go as fa, as Mr. DeVoto. refusing to answer questions except in court. They recognize-the need lor imestiga tions where national security Is concerned But they are nevertheless apprehensive of a tendency which might ignore this limit and the one drawn by the Bill of Rights. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY The right spark, ignited at'the ri K hl moment In intcrnalional relations, could launch the slru;- gle for man's (intimate survival.—Navy Secretary Francis Matthews. * * » Japan will be able to advocate her rights at a peace conference. Thus, If the treaty terms should be extremely unfavorable to Japan. 0111 only would be either lo walk out or the conference or to to accept such terms Premier Sliigcru Yoshida of Japan. * * * We must iniffirm our determination never to compromise with latent dangers that can lead to war.—Adm. Korrcst Sherman, Chief of Naval Operations. * » » It Is already obvious that the progressive forces of the world are becoming mote and more convinced of our righteousness In our Justillfd struggle rassinsl Ihe Russian comlnlormi.—Mm-MnO Tito ol Yugoslavia. '—And So, Doc, This Is the Way It Is—' FRIDAY, NC V'EMBER 25, 1949 — . Angus Ward Case Spotlights World Attention on Manchuria Sunday School Lesson Jeremiah, and other Hebrew prophets, prefaced their prophetic t'o'iT'™ 1 "' 5 with, "Thus saith the How could these prophets know that they were speaking for God? Was It presumption on their part so to speak? What does it mean to speak for God? And can men speak for Cod today? These and similar questions stand out strongly as we consider the ancient prophecies, and the difference between true prophets of God and false prophets appears very clear as we shall sec in considering Jere- miahs denunciation of false pro- The sense of drama Is marked In the Old Testament scriptures. One * ccs . " '" lh( -' Welfare Costs in United States Seem Modest When Compared with Nation's Military Budget By Douglas I.arsen WASHINGTON —(NBA I—A con- jrivislona] report just completed attempts to give an objective, nonpolitical analysis of just how much of a "welfare state" America does have. It's a study of what Is being done by government directlv (o aid the unemployed and low-Income families. The authors, members of the Joint Committee on the Economic. Report, avoid any comment on what Is good or bad about the var- ous programs. But, certain evaluations are obvious. Most apparent is the modest cost of (his country's direct "welfare" efforts in comparison to the staggering expenditures on such things as foreign aid and national defense, -'or Instance, last year the total bill for old-age assistance, aid to dependent children, aid to the blind md general assistance was S 1,700.100,000. That includes cost* to federal, state and local government.: 'er U.S. inhabitant the v,, ; Sll.<16. That's close to less t \VRS than me-lcnlh of what was spent for nlmary purposes. Undei a new public low-rent lousing program annual contribu- ions of about $238,000.000 have been nthortzed for the whole country 'hat's just about the same sum ap- iroprialcd for military housing. Millions .Vo( Covered There are about 17,200.000 work,. rs who are not covered by any al workers, others. There domestic help and are 5,200.000 persons who work lei fedcial, .state and local governmental agencies. Only a tiny fraction are covered by aiiy kind of unemployment insurance. The report states: , "Inability to engage In gainful work because of illness or injury ranks high among the economic hazards of workers in the U.S. But only the states of Rhode Island to become self-suppoitins;. There are federal prants to tlie sides to!alim> JJ2.000.000 a year for health and welfare services for mothers and children and crippled children. And about one-quarter of all U.S. kids in public schools benefit from Ihe national .school-lunch program administered by the Department of Ayricnluue. '* By neWItt MicKitnilt ..The U.S. Slate Department IIM been informed (hat the Manchurum Communists have passed «fnl<nc« on American Consul Genual Ansu* Ward and ordered him out of th» country. Ward had been held In prison on charges of mistreating i Chinese employee of the consulate. The »e. (ion of the court was not unexpected by ob-servers. It conies on the heels of Washington's unprecedented request to 30 nations, Including Soviet Russia, to join in bringing pressure on the Chinese Red re _ gime to free Ward and his colleagues. Obviously It could mean that the Mukden People's Court KM ordered to get a quick decision so u lo render it unnecessary for Moscow lo respond to any action which may result from the United States' appeal. Poses Inferi-sllng Siliullon V If lliis concerted maneuver eventuates, it may put the spotlight on a highly interesting situation In the first place, the U.S. suggestion Is that the regarding Ward be directed to the Chinese Communist regime in Peipin-;, headed bv General Mao Tze Tun?. This brin~s from Chinese Nationalist quarters (lie remark that the Peiping gov . eminent has no control over Manchuria, which is an individual satellite of Russia and takes orders only from Moscow. And what's Ihc answer to this? Well, the Chinese NalionaltsUs and many foreign observers, .say lhat Manchuria has been marked oul as a special zone of influence by Russia. Manchuria is strategically situated: it lies up against Russian territory; it Is rich In resources In .short. Manchuria is an ideal base for any nation which has ambitions to control Eastern Asia By the same token ,it would provide ,.,. • • i ilR1 Soviet Union with an Invaluable ihc prophets knew ih e vni( . e of | defensive position in event of an-- . drama ol the n'^.'i uiitiiia 01 me Book of Job. where God speaks as one of the characters. It is strongly emphasised in the Psalms, as in the concluding verses of Psalm 46 . - B e si. and know that I am God: I will hi- exalted among- the he-ithen I will be exalted in the earth." ^.M'I! '? ''^T thi " K to wufess to .spi-iik fur God, lo make Him a voice a drain at ic writing, and quite another thing actually and truly to express the words and will O f God What assurance had the Hebrew prophets that they were reallv speaking for God? How can men he sure that they are so speak g" *m how can we who listen be sure 111 it we'-u 5 ' 1 thC V °' Ce ° f Co * of mm? le wolds The answer is fairly easv. "Bv their n-tnts vo shiU1 k • -„ And back of the fruits arc he ground, Ihe roots, and the tree° f,. ! .""... charil<:t<> '- "'<»» which Crtid they lived near to "mi. They were men whose lives were completely devoted to truth and righteousness, and they had the courage of their convictions They .Stnkf'fl r.ViiiT-T !,!.,„ L. . **J^J everything on the truth The report says: "Although mast of the veterans' _ ~, ~ "r " "• "•"-"-•<- i.u.njiL, f programs AVC rtcsi^ncd fnr tii^> California and New Jersey now benefit of all veferans am" the r admnnsier temporary disability pro-I dependents, others are wcific I'v pr.lll^ m-nvirilliir ,.-.-1, I r:.- ._ . . ...I.I.T i\il. .ijjl.l. J tlca 1!^ intended to meet the needs of the low-income veterans and thir sur- I living dependents. Such prosrxms . - -; -**• ""- 1 "<;'-" show a threat in nailiciua- long time development of lion during periods of gene a n- uelfare programs. The | employment." . not _ satisfy great- , The authors admit that several Nevertheless, the other important, federal programs. staked ru o tne words they spoke. They accented sumem,, sacrifices. They were ready to endure sufferinj; and persecution in testimony of their faith and in- It is only ns men live near to God that they can presume to speak for Him. But men can. and do speak for God, when their words are in accordance- with God's character and His revealed will. It requires no assumption that other World War. Hods In .Manchuria Blamed So far as concerns Ward. Chinese Nationalists believe it quite passible lhat the Mnncliurlan Reds acted on their own responsibility hi locking him up. The charge lhal he manhandled an employe Isn't taken seriously in Nationalist circles. However, it is pointed out that tht consul general very likely Is pos«.s<e<* of much information about Man^ clun-ia. and the Reds may be worried because of this. So the Chinese Nationalists sav that Rcsia is bent on taking over that Russia Is bent on taking over Moscow won't allow Mao to have Those examples show how little co-ordination that there has beei overall eport furnishes an imposing list of activities dial are being carried on n this I'cld. By August of liiis year there were over 2,600,000 persons gettina old- igc assistance and 1.400,000 depen- lent children receiving help. The federal government docs not give direct cash help to needv persons except, in those two categories, and n the case of a few persons who come under a "general assistance" irogrnm. Inn of old-age or unemployment nsm-an.-e. They include agrlciiltur- IN HOLLYWOOD . ncli.ihilifnling (i, c j. : ,,, )( . Under Ihe Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, which works with he state agencies, 58.000 handicapped persons a year get rehabili- whi~h Ihey don't consider in detail, contribute indirectly to helping low-income families. They say: "Perhaps the most important of these arc the agricultural price- suppnrt program, although not rpe- cifu-ally direct to thai end. has reduced sharply the number of low- income farm families. Neither docs , this report cover such broadf »en "' I5 "f'<;sentatives, r. cral programs as. edurnli™, nr ^.iv, lcsc "'ativcs, of God. vealed of God's loving Falherhood. | although curiously enou-h he* be' rf^'^^'S^? a'.-.^sr 5 ' ;or the they express the Gospel' of •JUMJ love and grace. In the great mailers of rclMon men can undoubtedly speak for God. It is only when we presume i to exalt our own small beliefs and i Moscow recognizes in Mao the possible makings of another Marshal Tito. Czechs Use Old Tricks — >.-«'!L uui U\MI smnu oellels and I — f .. _ opinions on a level with the sub- '° ""' Communists lime truths of scripture concerning ! PRAGUE—OPt—Tricks they used God s love and righteousness, and i ^° ^' the Nazis are now bein* would make God speak for our-' resurrected by some Czechs to beat selves, Instead of speaking for Him, [ the Communists. During the height that we are in danger of becoming i ?, f lhc arrest roundups staged hy cral programs as cducallon or public hc.'Ith, which provide .services that are of great significance to low-income families but which are also available to the community as a whole." It is in this latter area where the , we M ' e ln rtanger of becoming ! " II5re "»*e»tatives, rather than rep HOLLYWOOD — INEA) — ' Big lond Sterling Haydcn is startin« is second movie career for director ohn Huston in M-G-M's "The Asphalt Jungle." But as Sterling sees It: "This really Is my first career. As ' ir as I'm picl n-e Haydcn was . ytirenied. I never made forc." a prewar sensation Illi the bo')by-sox set as Made- fine Carroll's leading man in "Virinia" and "Manama Passage." He Id all right with Madeleine, too lie oceanic Mrs. Hayden. But their marriage' ended in di- •rcc and the war ended his ca- eir. He returned, to Hollywood an S.S. hero but a nonentity lo a fw crop of sludio executives and irnctors. Paramount loaned him out for couple of B's and then diopperi m from the payroll. He rcrnar- ed. became a father and avoided ollywood by living on hi.<= boat at in Pedro Harbor. Now Huston ys hp's giving a terrific perJorm- ice In a rugged, he-man character irl. Ssvs Hayden: "T rion t know abnul mv |ipr- ormanc* bill I rln know illislnn i* » treat clirrrlor anil lhal il's a jfrral script." Ill's western. "The Bowie Knife." ha.s a new tilio—'•Comnnche Territory." t can t understand why they passed up "Bowie Meet* Girl." The en MI is are not in raptures over the Tialian-madc film. "Rapture." Glenn I.nngan. as a sculptor, spends most of his time carving bosomy women out of Monc. . . . . Marp.irel O'Bricll ts Irvine lo crash radio via a scries titled "Violet." based on the Rrrtbook macn- r'me stories. . . . There's a Sophie Tucker film biography just around the corner. The tiiic, of will be "Some of These Days." And If Betty Million doesn't eot the pail. I'll hr a very unhappy bov. OXK-TKACK M1M> Count Silvio SporlzatM. the wealthy Italian, is en route to Hollywood with only one thins on his mind — Maria Torcn. They met while she was in Italy making "Deported." Which reminds me: When Mait» checked inlo Uie Ex- capped persons a year get rehabilU "welfare slate" become as ret v tatlon training which enables them Political Issue. J eral Security Administrator and for 20 years headed lhc Rehabilitation Committee of the American Legion. At the dinner table the By Krskiiic Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent celsior Hotel In Siena the mana»er- otller ni S h> - the commissioner jaicl took her to his most beautiful suite I " T .hcrc arc Ihousands of people and proudly showed her a nlatiur I Iishtin S to get into the United which read: ' I States every day—but ynu nev-r "The great American star. Ty-i "f"}^'""^^ T'. 1 . 10 wants ' to S" "»' rone room " Power, once occupied tiiis Ann Blylhc. exhausted after a year's steady (vork, was prc-m;-.r(l a '-quiet" personal appearance with "Free for All- in Milwaukee. Between (lie time she left Hollywood and arrived there. Marcinette" University voted her Homccommc. (,ii"Pn and met her at the airpor't with an SS-picce brass band and a rooting section. IJkc the way Donna Rcc-d and l ""- v , Owen refer to their two adopted children. They say "chosen" instead of adoplcd. . . . "Song of Norway. 11 once slated for Deanna Dili-bin. Is back on Ur s production schedule. They're looking for a songbird to fill the leading :-n'c. . . Bob Young i.s one of the ew frec-iancp actors around town uho still commands S12.5000 per pirlure. And deserves it I add. on Ihc basis of grosses. Guarding our coastline, he said requires alertness. His nun are Hut Paul said that Christians could be "ambassadors of God." ?5 Years Ago In Blvtheviiie — Forty-two Blythcviile people were amonn the 175 guests who went to Memphis last night for the party given by John Waterman at the Silver Slipper Night Club. It was Communist-controlled " polirl this month. It was .surprising to learn how packed the hospitals and clinics were. They couldn't ship a sick man off to the labor cnnips or uranium mines, could thev? Those hiding out In this way were mostly business men and other propertied elements, the main tar-M pets of Ihe roundups. And. as in™ the days when they feared the Nazi Gestapo, many men wore winter underwear out of season. Some went to bed fully clothed. One man explained: they grab you during the get a package from home In the work camps." Such packages were made up by numerous Prague peo- * AQ.1 105 V A Q 7 « Q73 Rubber— Neither va\ Sonlh West Xorlh f x - & as Opening— V J - z - '•entered the lo;ig banquet table Jack Richmond and his orchestra ....„.„ ..„ „, .„„„,..,„„., ,. r » KMC pco . furnished music for the dancing pic to send to arrested relaUve, 'hoi"I/"!* ^ W " a "°V » re «"^ <*"'« 'or "high boo"' ° ten acls. nnc j a water-proof coat" is usllallv Oscar Haulaway will spend the was the tip-off |) la t the arrested , weekend in Memphis as guest of his person was in the So 'eloper «d fiancee. Miss Pauhne Stuart. I uranium mines near Jachyn ov Food Fish Answer to Previous Puzzl* O'ir nf our top rnilit> loinirs l«>lil his «ril<-rs to ,ln an rs|ir : (nud jnb on McKENNEY ON BRIDGE :ralnc<I to watch for the unusual box-office" Sin-ii theories always recall a bridge hand to my mind like the one I am giving you today. H is obvious that dr-rlarcr has to lose three diamond (rid-:, and ,..,r »„„ i lu . „,„,,"'' | ;1 (; 1" 1 ' (rlf \ OI n "^- v-c might lion: i.\piana- | s nmke out the enemy and get them rr n , . ' '° Icafl d1a:nnnds in olhrr \\orric If the show isn't any good, rll : to di.scloso thc-ir sllnat ,1 So Xn same usv"",'" 5 '"'^ 1 ' 1 " 1 ' '"• rl «' ""• '""' <"<!< i-= won in 'riummv -nine loiisxjnoncy , „> payinc h, m ." j »'H|i the king of hearts, declarer 'pulls tut) rotmd.s of Inmips and i-ashcs two nmrr rounds of hnirts. (h-raniini: the seven of c!:iljs froni ilnmmy nn Ihc third hr-nrt. Now thr ace of clubs is cashrd and I lie f|uccn of clubs led. When Kiist wills it. he is helpk-t.s if he loads annihrr club, rlrrlarr-r ran discard a Irvine diamnnil anil thus hiikl his diamonrl losses to t\\-o; or if Knst rettirns a cliamrinri. rir-t-larer I ises .jnly luo diamoml tti'k.s. H.v William r.. McKcnncy Amrrii-a's Card Authnrily "riltrn for M:A Srrvtrc Com! 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