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Blytheville, Arkansas
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f FACE EIGHT fARK.) coimncn NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBEK 1, (THE BLYTHEVOJJB COURIER NEWS 1 THX COURIER HEWS CO. H. W. HALNE8, Publisher JJU4Z8 U VERHOEFF. Editor ' PAUL D. HUMAN, AdTtrtldin / •ol* NkUooU Advertlilni RcpresenUUfu: W»)lK» Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtluU, Mtmphl*. Intend M «econel clvu matter it the post- ottlw »t BljrthevUle, Arkuuu, under act ol Con- October «, 191V, Member at Th« Associated Pnu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By e»rrt*r la tb« city ol iilythevllJe or any lUburbun town where carrier service U maln- Ulned, 20c per week, or 85o per month By mall, within * radius ol 60 miles 14-00 per y«»r, 12.00 for sli months, $1.00 (or three montlis; by mill outside 60 mile «m« 110.00 per year .payable In advance. Meditations For to be carnally minded is death; hut Iti be iplriduHjr minded is life and peace.—Kuniuiis 8:6. » t » The most divine light only shineth on those 'minds which are purged Irom all worldly dross and human uncleanllness. —Sir Walter Raleigh. Barbs We're still waiting lor the day when a "straight" tlcfcct will be a guarantee. w » » Experience leaches that when a diplomat " uyi a situation is hopeful lie means that Hie dickering so fir h»s been a Hup. \ * • • Every boy will find a mark to shoot at— Just ' tf soon as we have enough snow to pack nicely. * * • When a man Iries to set out of jury duty -'you can almost bet that there is no depression. * • • A doctor says codltver oil, aside from medical values, brings contentment. After taking it the patient probably Is satisfied with anything. Trends in Far East May Bring New Policy In January, American diplomatic chiefs in the various Far Eastern nations will meet with Ambassaclor-at- Large Philip C. Jessup in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss the general trend of • events in the Orient. This conference will he the second step in what apparently is to he a slow, painful search for the elements of an entirely new Pacific policy for the United States. The first step was the appointment of a special Far East study group under Jessup whose work had been so singularly effective in ending the Berlin blockade. Another encouraging . sign is that the foreign ministers of several Far Eastern countries will galh- • er soon in Ceylon to consider their common problems. The Western powers will r not be represented at this meeting, but ' they will be watching with keen intcr- . est for any evidence of real collahora- i tion among the conferring nations. f ' The collapse of Chiang Kai-shek in c China and our loss of faith in him wiped ; out the last vestiges of a meaningful American policy toward the Far East. Since that time there has been no pretense that we have had a policy in that area. What these new moves indicate is that we are beginning to grope toward some sort of program to fill that void. Our foreign affairs experts plainly are not thinking about the future in terms of China alone. The scone of the Bangkok conference is broad, in frank recog- ; niton that the difficulties are also broad. Biggest among them of course is the sprawling menace of communism. Often it has been proposed that the United States develop an "Atlantic Pact" type of treaty with the nations of the Far East. But just as freiiuenlly it has been pointed out that the basis for such a pact does not exist there. The lands of the • Pacific are not yet accustomed to dealing with each other in effective co-oper- • ation. There is no tradition of common action and thought. In contrast, many European nations • lor all their differences have managed to get together in programs to meet their common needs. The machinery for joint action is fairly well developed. It is the lack of this tradition and this machinery that handicaps the Far East in coping with the Communist threat and in turn hampers the United Stales in formulating a sound overall policy in the Pacific. This country obviously cannot impose a united course of action upon Far- Eastern nations. It would probably he impossible in any event. But it is particularly so in an area where several countries have only recently found full national self-expression. That is why we and other Western powers will observe ; so carefully any SIKHS that the nations themselves are working toward a joint treatment of their common problems. We know that the initiative in collaboration must come from the Far East. Still the forthcoming Bangkok conference of U, S. diplomats is evidence that this country realizes it must have n policy of its own fn the Orient with or without the active assistance of others. For we have no assurance that even a Far East united against communism \vould want the United States, Britain and the rest of [he West as real partners. Hear Ye, Hear Ye Supreme Court decisions carry a great deal of weight in this country. But they don't seem to carry far enough. Worried about this the court has named a three-man panel to propose ways of improving the acoustics in the ornate chamber where the justices intone their sober rulings. A couple of preliminary suggestions already have turned up. One is for a curved bench instead of the present straight one and another is to equip the chamber with microphones and loudspeakers. If the panel does Us job well, it will mean that hereafter the court's audience will be able to hear perfectly. But whether hearing and understanding will go hand in hand we wouldn't like to say. Views of Others Bankers—New Style . Revolutions are nob always emblazoned in headlines. Sometimes they come about slowly and are only perceived some time after they have happened. Almost certainly the writer of a certain piece of advertising copy had no consciousness that he was chronicling one of these world-shaking changes. Yet there it is: The advertisement a! a morc-than-100-ycar-old bunk In Boston the other day invited the perplexed bu.sines.sman to consider whether a good banker might Help him and If so to telephone the bank. Then this surprising line: "One of our officers will be glad to come to your office." Shades of Anthony Drcxel, J. Pierponl Morgan, and George F. Bakcrl Or, at least, of the tradition built u|i around them. Where Is the quaking would-be borrower held off by ranks of receptionists, secretaries and flunkies Irom seeing the iUlGiist. frock-coated, solemn-mannered gentleman in the mahogany-paneled office? The dual secret of U is that (a) banking has changed, and <b> not all ol it ever was quite what the prevailing imagery has pictured. Your small community banker ih general has always been a pretty approachable, open-minded, nnd well-informed person, more concerned with the wellare of human beings than might be supposed. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR 'eanut Statesmanship A few facts about two humble root-crops, peanuts and potatoes, show- why Congress didn't really solve a thing when it voted to keep food prices high and went home. Working through three powerful growers' associations, farmers sold the Government $120,000,000 worth of peanuts lust year. After selling what it could abroad, the Government, stood R loss of $35,000,000. On top of the staggering $^5,OOO.OQO loss on potatoes in 10-18, the Government faces another $58,000,000 for 1949. Senator Brcwsler. the potato statesman from Maine, prefers to speak ol an earlier $40,000.000 estimate. Brewster, says John W. Ball in the Washington Post, "didn't tell about the thousands or bushels smuggled across the Maine border last year in an almost steady stream—and that among tne best customers for Canadian potatoes were Maine potato raisers." In other words, the great generosity of Congress has caused some of the beneficiaries to Join in an international smuggling racket. A $.T 8,000,000 loss, Ball points out, means a cost of -10 cents to every person in the country, amounting to $320 tribute from the residents ot one Washington apartment, house, another $2500 from Washington telephone workers, $32,000 from he pockets of Agriculture Department employes, and so forth. Not only must Americans pay taxes to cover these; losses, but, the Government's potato buying, in Ball's words, is "pricing potatoes out of the American diet." Who can possibly blame the American people when they finally rebel against this two-pronged gouge? —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY Well, Here We Are. Open Up!" English Churchman Advocates New Tact on Use of A-Bomb The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin 1'. Jordan, M, D. Written for NBA Service About one and a half million girls n the (Jtiiled States reach the age of 13 every year. Somewhere around hii age the figure beglngs to change nd the menstrual periods -start. These changes are properly ac- •cpLed us a step towards maturity >y most girls and by their parents. It is Inijxn'taut, however, that be- iore they take place, girls should •:no\v what to expect and should nave an understanding ot what the ! try fresh tactics, changes mean. If thus Is not the Even more challeneine cuse, mi unexpected crent may cause Garbetfs idea that the Bjr DeWKt JIacKentle AP Foreign Affairs Analyst The Anglican Archbishop of York (England), Dr. Cyi p. Oarljelt, advocates that AmeiK'H and Britain take the lead in calling on the nations of the world to pledge immediate and collective vengeance against any country using the atomic bomb. ( Welt, if first you don't succeed try, try again. Tiiat atomic idea is one with which the harra.«sed United Nations lias been struggling ineffectually lor a long tiuu:. vvheth- cr the United States and would have any better luck to large question, but it probably' wouldn't do any harm f or ti lein Britain Is open sonic emotional distress. A short time earlier. therefore, girls .should be Informed, preferably their mothers, of exactly what to expect and what It meaas. This should be done In a completely matter-of-fact way. A girl should be told that she is the only one of more than a million of her age who arc having the same experience each year. Emotional Upsets After adolescence begins and usually for two or three years afterwards ,girls are normally somewiiat mere nervous and less consistent in their behavior than they were before or will be later. They often cry more easily, become unreasonable and in their actions with others often fly off the handle at PETER EDSON'S Washington News Notebook Name of Political Boss in Chicago Linked With Navy Workers Claims WASHINTON — <NEA) — The name of Jacob M: (Jack) Arvey— Democratic boss of Chicago and Illinois—looms large in one of the biggest war damage claims now pending against the U. S- government. It is a $50.000,000 to $GO,000,000 suit in which Jack's LnSalle street law firm of Arvey, Hodes and Mantyband stands to collect a fee of uji to JO per cent. Say $5,000,000 to $6.000,000. of one of the beneficiaries. This organization helped put through Congress the "War Claims Act of 1948." It opens the way for more benefit payments in the immediate future, possibly still more later on. But the btg effort is through the Chicago law suit. This citse got t^ito the Arvey law office through Kal Waller of Haminnnd, imL During the war he was a lieutenant commander in Navy's Bureau of Yards That ain't all. Pending before the and Docks, in Washington. One of 81st Congress next year will a bill introduced by Chicago Congressman Barratt O'Hara—one of the Arvey stalwarts, if it is passed, the O'Hara bill would permit the collection of equivalent or possibly greater sums by the Arvey firm and its clients, in c:i5e the courts decide against them. The clients in this case are 800- odd of the 1360 civilian employe, 1 ; of Navy contractors working - on Wake. Guam and In the Philippine Islands wiien the Japs struck at Pearl Harbor. About 60 were killed by the Japs or died in captivity. The rest were interned for the duration. In 194.2 Congress passed special legislation for their relief. Under this law they have already paid a total of $10,593,000, The range of claims paid has been from $5,000 to S12.0QO apiece with the average for all 1300 or their survivors at S8.COO. applied on congress to collect still more. First an association ; of "Workers of Wake. Guam and Cfivite" was formed. Its president Is Mrs. Mary Ward of Palm Springs, Calif., wiftc be his jobs was to keep in touch with the famines of the 1300 employes of Navy contractors in the Pacific- After their release by the Japs and after Waller's discharge, 800 of the survivors were banded together to collect further damages. Waller became their counsel, as an associate of the Jaw firm of Arvey, Hodes nnd Mantyband. Judgment Would Just Increase Firm's "Costs" ' The suit was filed in 1917 against eight big private construction companies known as Pacific Navnl Base Contractors. These companies pooled resources to take on Navy cost- plus-fixcd-fee construction contracts amounting to nearly $500,000.000. Any judgment for damages against these companies would now merely be added to their "costs". So it will be the Navy and the good old American taxpayer who wil] foot the bill in the long run, if the suit goes against the government. One reason for filing die suit in Chicago federal courts could have been the desire to get some Democratic Party political power like Jack Arvey In on the play, because this was ultimately a suit against the U. S. government. Two interesting facts are worth noting in this connection. After the suit was filed, Irwin L. Zatz, an associate in Arvey's firm, was named assistant U- S. attorney in Chicago. Daniel P. Cieary, Jr., an Air Force vetern who was born members of their family for no apparent reason. The youngsters themselves ought to be made to realize this and to control themselves as much as possible. It ts not fair to others to behave unreasonably no matter what the excuse. Parent.s, however, should also understand that, these things do happen and they should not worry about the seeming personality change which often develops. When unreasonable behavior on the part of adolescent girls does break out, parents are well advised to ignore the outburst Altogether, take It calmly and yet continue to be firm about those hlngs which really mat- Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions frcm readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. * * » QUESTION: Please say something abou t a ruptured splec n. Does a n enlarged splen always rupture? ANSWER: A ruptured spleen is almost always sudden and comes from an injury. When posible, a rup- to Dr. . ,._,_, - Western democracies should agree they never will use the atomic bomb against an enemy unless it has been used against them first. This sort of seems to put the peace-minded democracies on a nasty spot — like the crack-of-dawn duelist who holds his fire until after his opponent has taken a pot shot at him. it is heroic but it's carrying sportsmanship rather far. Would Outlaw All War Anyway, it strikes me that the place to start Ls with the outlawing of war altogether, which Is iho objective of the United Nations. I could be terribly wrong, but having seen a lot of war at first hand I find it difficult to argue that it's more humanitarian to destroy a city by bombing it for a month with high explosives than it Ls to wipe it out with one atomic bomb. That's not an argument for the fearsome atomic bomb. Outlaw U by all means. But at the same time outlaw all other weapons. Outlaw war altogether. Have you seen any of European cities which were destroyed by bombing during the last war? Well. I've toured through a lot of them were virtually reduced to Untold numbers of people which rubble. were killed or injured in these bom- bard^nents. Thousands fled Into the r countryside without food or ade- * quate clothing. All that was done with high explosive, either by bombing or gunfire. No atomic bombs were used. Instead of quick destruction and death, there was the agony of day and night bombing over a long period, Same Was True In World War I The same thing, on a smaller scale, was true in World War I. Most of the, devastation then was by gun fire, but there was no more left of the bombarded citira than there was in the last war. And there were Arvey's o ld ward and whose | tnred spleen is completely removed , the same lon? Ime3 Qf ho lcss rc _ father knew Arvey well, was rec- by^operation as soon^ as possible. An j fugce3 streaming across the strife- en tly appointed chairman of the War Claims Commission by President Truman. The suit of the 800 first asks that they be paid their full contract wage rate from the time they left the U. S. in 1941 until their return in 1945, The suit then asks civil wrongs damages o f $50,000 per worker, on the grounds that the Navy should have known that war was corning and should have provided safety for all these naval contractors' employes. Claimant Gets A Warning In a recent letter sent on Arvey Hodes and Mantyband stationery to at least one client of the Wake Island case, a recommendation was given "that you do not execute a release under the war Claims Act, because you will be seriously jeopardizing your rights." The letter was signed by Kal Waller and Louis M. Mantyband. It said claimants might receive little more than $1000 each under the present War Claims Act. This Is of course far less than they are -seeking through their, law suit, and far less than they would get K the O'Hara bill were to become law. enlarged, spleen rarely, if ever ruptures by Itself. 75 Years Ago In Btytheyille — Miss Peggy McKeel, who attends Lindenwood College at St. Charles, Mo., has as her guest for the holiday. Miss Nancy Springfield. Mo. Montgomery ol Among those attending the Grace Moore concert last night in Memphis were Misses Mary Emma Hood, Monta Hughes, Amy Bailey, Rose Spink, Ada Dunavant, Clara Ruble and Carolyn Dunavant; George Henry, R. M. Ong. Mrs. Mollie Mc- Ehvain, Mr. and Mrs. Elton Kirby, Misses Margarete and Ruth Math- IN HOLLYWOOD Ry Erski tic Johnson NI7A Stuff Correspondent The funds we spend on resource development! on creating new opportunities for better living, on stabilizing our economy, will accomplish more lor peimanenl peace than all the aimics and atom bombs Uic mind can conceive.—yen. Joseph C. O', D., Wyoming. If this generation does not tackle and find a solution to gteat abundance on one hand 9net tragic lack on the other then we should stand indicted before world opinion.—Murray T. Lincoln, Ohio co-operative movement leader. » * * Perfecting both the machinery and l!ie practice of collective bargaining... .oilers the surest way of preventing most labor-management ills---Hi, h'chvm G. Noursc, loimer economic adviser to Mr. Truman. HOLLYWOOD — <NEA> — Pub- IJ city-conscious movie stars arc worth their weight in greenbacks at the box ofttcc. And some of Hollywood's top namrs know as much about the publicity game as the boys who are paid to dream up gags and set up pictures. Lana Turner Is always crying that the newspapers are crucifying her In their columns. But Lana knows what she's about when It conies to publicity. She always calls the publicity boys with something like this: "We'll be at the airport at 4:15 this afternoon. The plane doesn't take off until 5. That leaves plenty of time for pictures, it you want to send n photographer." Bob Hope kerns five press agents jumping week in and week out Like a city editor handing out assignments to waiting reporters. Bob fceeps a steady stream of stories dropping into their eager hands— stories about Bob Hope. He's alway? in the papers, and most of it h his own doing. Joan f'r;i\\fnr<l Is out* of I lie most pre.vs-wlsc stars in town. She lias always watched lirr publicity P's ami Q's. I'll never forget the opening o 1 a .swank toy shop in Beverly Hills The place was crowded with stars But Joan stole the show by p with the little monkey the grinder had brought nlonc. Whet she put the monkey on her hcnt 1 the cameras clicked. Her part in shot for quotation was: "t always wear a monkey In m hair when attending toy shop open ln?K. :t r.u;r: i NEXVS Last winter, when it snowed t California, the M-G-M publicit department received a tclephon call. "Hello," said a familiar voice a the other end. "this is Errol Flym I'm snowed in. but I've pot a lieV roptc r com lug ; ip t o fly mfi d ow ik'ht think it worth n picture." "Worth a picture!" yelled the inlieity man. "Hot flashbulbs. It's orth a hundred. We'll make every icw.spaper in the country. Come 11 down, son, we'll give it the orks." He was right. Tiie pictures of lynn s flight, made Page 1- Krrol, in case you've never real- let] H, loves his publicity. example of one who says, T note publicity" is Greta G;irbo. Which just proves that she's one of the smartest. By deliberately do- K things to avoid publicity, she Gets much more ol it. And Mien! •3he holds, her hands up in front! of her face to fnil the cameraman, i ;he"s peeking through her fingers o be Mire he pets the picture. Garbo •:frp.~ elaborate press books of al! her clippings. One of llie most tnucning examples of publicity-conscious involves (tl.ulys Swnrlhniil. Cil;ulv> was making a 1M nun mm I picture in uliirli Ihrrr was a scene r.illhi? for lirr In br prUcd with ovtT-ripc vcgrtMiles by an iratr Tlir publicity boys wanted to in- '•iir thr press, but the .studio said, 'No." Any slip would mean nil expensive retake. So Gladys solved the ctilrmmn. say ins. "Why don't we do it a second time just for the Si- 11OI.1,YU'OO1> on Page 9 ews, Dr. Plecman. M. Owen and Fred hand, he will know that It is only torn countryside. Many dropped along the roads from fatigue atid stark hunger. So which will you have—an atomic bomb, an ordinary high explosive bomb, or a high explosive shell from a big gun? Or maybe you would prefer gas. I never have beers killed by atiy of these methods and so can't speak from experience, but my observation is that one is about as bad as another. The purpose of war is to knock out your enemy in the* quickest way possible under the current international laws governing conflict with arms. The quicker you knock him out, the the bloodshed and suffering on both sides. The use o£ atomic bombs on Japan undoubtedly shortened the war and saved the j lives of thousands of American fighting men—thousands of Japanese, for that matter. U strikes me that it's rather putting the cart before the horse to argue about what sort of weapons shall be used once war is started. What we want is a really united peace organization which can keep war from getting under way. Let's have peacc-not regulated wav. Schelleubcrg operates the May fair Bridge Club In New York) what, the hardest thing for the beginner to learn about contract .bridge? Fishbein said that every beginner has three obstacles to overcome. First—he has to learn that carelessness is a definite weakness in his game. Second—he has to learn to listen to the bidding and never forget it at anytime during the play of the hand. It will help him in many ways. Third—lie must take time out to analyze every wasted energy on his part to cash his diamond king. . He has doubled the contract, therefore he must take his only chance to defeat it. His partner has supported diamonds. His partner has returned a high spade, which is the suit-directing play, it asks you to shift to the higher of the other two nnbid suits. So West returns a small cj?a- mond. East wins this with the More than half the total area, queen and leads another spade, I of Oregon is under federal control, which West trumps with the king | This includes 13 national forests, of hearts, thus defeating the con- ' two national park service areas tract. ' and extensive grazing acreages. Vehicle Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted A K 10-12 V93 * J * K 108753 VAQJI07542 • 3 + A Lesson Hand on Play— E-W vul South West North Kast • IV 2 • Pass 3 • 4 V Double Pass Pass Opening— 4> 5 * McKENNEY ON BRIDGE H< William K MrKrnnr; .Vmrrira's Curd Authority Wrldcn for MIA Scrvfrc Kxpcrt Lists Three Rules for Learners Bororo ^oinp to Hie next table to tndny's hand, t asked Hairy to Ihe studio. Thought you boys' Fishbein who with Mrs. Phyllis 3 Wood {comb. form) 4 Quote 5 Belgian river 6 Courts (ab.) 7 French article 8 Editors (ab.) 9 Arrives (ab.) 10 Tidy mountain 17 Symbol for tantalum 23 Genus of insects 24 Pastry haiiu and remember that il p.iys once in a while to risk the loss of an extra trick In order to defeat a contract. Fishbcin refused to in:4:c any comment on the bidding of today's hand, but I am inclined to think with Enst and West vulnerable. Fistibcin would have opened the bidding with [our hearts in the South position. Then it would have been very riilficuH for West to double that contract, not having heard from his partner. If he elects to bid five diamonds that contract \\ould have been defeated. West opened his singleton sparie.. wliich East won with the ace. He returned the nine of spades. West ruffed with the three of hearts If West nnw Is not careless, but flops to think and analyze the vehicle » Handle 13 Withstood 14 F.rect 15 Decreases 16 Geological layers 11« Instrument for'' Sarcasm I itamping '2 Biblical i dales i in Moving 20 And (Laltn) 21 Egyptian sun god 22 Lease 25 Let it stand 27 Ocean 28 Tungsten (ab.) 29 Pair (ab.) 30 Blackbird ol i cuckoo family | 32 Petty quarrel • 34 Judicial bench 36 Father 37 Troop (ab.) 38 Muse of poetry 42 Concur 45 Printing mistakes 47 Warning devices 48 Accomplisher 49 Most stricken by poverty 51 Stations (ab.) ff o 0 £ s D 1 S T A 1 A R C E A F 'I f- *4 1 :> A r VI t f? (1 r-. n > > N T 1 R p Si P 1 F A <=, •( t-. s; = R D U - r a F 1 1. A W r L t i H. S ri A U JD V t N 13 Nd tr K A J a E T S V A 0 fc R ;t L- V 1 fJ N <j *-> = t) A B 1 N t G O B S R A •=> fc L> 26 Food fish 31 Sharp 32 Races 33 Talking bird" 35 Tops of ocean waves 39 Scope 25 Pierce with a 40 Covers with knite pitch 41 On time (ab.) VI Opera by Verdi 43 Grating •• 44 Stagger 46 Social insect 47 Observe, 50 Symbol (or erbium ii 52 11 is piopclled by VERTICAL 1 Rarleior 2 Relumed premiums

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