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Blytheville, Arkansas
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RAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 10. 195Z THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKB COURIER KEWS CO, H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Matucer 6cl« N»tlon»l Advertising Re present Hires: W&llic* Wttmer Co, New York. Chictco, Detroit. Atlmntf, Memphis. Entered u second class matter t* the port- office at Blytheville, Artaniiu. under act of Con- October t, 1811. Member of The Associated Prtti SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Bljtherill* or any fueurban town where carrier «rvic« U m»tn- tained. 35c per week. By mall. »rtthln » radius ol M miles, »5.0C per year. $2.50 for six mouths. 11.25 for three monthi; by mail outside M mile lone, $12.50 per year p&yable In advanc*. Meditations Fk« also youthful lusts: but follow rlfhleoui- ne&s, faflh> charily, peace, with them that call en the Lord out of a pure heart. — II Timothy O, if the good deeds of human creatures could be traced to their source, how beautiful would even death appear; lor how much charity, mercy, and purified affection would be seen to have growth in dusty graves! — Dickens, Barbs Maybe we'd have more successful people II there was an alarm clock keyed to ring when it's time to rise to the occasion, * * * Springtime now Is being discussed—a rtlief after n earing wintertime plain cussed. * * * Oh, /or the good oJd days when a)} our uncle 6am was giving away was seeds and pamphlets on how to do this or that. * * * An Oklahoma man M.VS he has changed hU. will 14 time*. Why don't his relatives behave? * • * * You'll feel better If you stop to think what Isn't fe always worse than what Is. If They Disagree With Us, The Readers Can Speak Up "There are three sides to every question," a Blytheville businessman said the other day, "your side, my side and the right side." Too often, there is much truth in this and, from it newspaper's standpoint, it is almost impossible to present more than one side, ihe one the paper believes to be right, on its editorial pages. In authoring an editorial, the writer must simply see that he has "done his damnedest," as Harry Truman quoted the western epithet, to throw some light on the right side of any question. You may find his view of the right side of ft question is in contradiction with yours. So, must you suffer your disagreement in relative silence while the editov- ial writer has access to the entire circulation of his paper? Not by a long shot. Though seldom used, the Courier News has a department reserved for the thoughts of its readers. Such critical subjects as the air base will occasionally bring an outburst of letters to the editor, but there are practically no letters received on the more routine problems of ottr city and state. And even the controversial water company acquisition elicited not one letter. Surely someone must be either for or against it. We like to think of letters to the editor as one of the advantages of a free press in a democracy, something akin to the privilege of blowing off steam to your Congressman. And we think that both should be used more frequently. If you want your name withheld, just say so. But speak up ... and you'll be helping to fulfill your obligations as a citizen. Too Much to Hope For A news story from Washington recently got us all straightened out as to why the Navy needs 3,000 new paperweights per month. Asked by a Senate preparedness subcommittee why it appeared to be stockpiling paperweights, the Navy patiently explained that "from long experience it has been determined that, there is a definite requirement for paperweights for use in the daily routine of office work in naval installations and ships." As to why 3,000 of the objects were j needed each month, the Navy contin- • *ed: "If proper and adequate paperweights are not provided, individuals have a tendency to improvise by utiliz- ; ing other of£ic« equipment for the purpose, which often results In damage to more expensive items not designed for use as paperweights." If the government is really interested in saving money spent for 3,000 naval paperweights a month, the solution is pathetically simple. By keeping more records in just duplicate instead of triplicate and quadruplicate and scuttling needless memos, directives and forms, the Navy would have less paperwork. The less paperwork, the fewer paperweights required. But this probably never occurred to anyone in the higher echelons. Probably too busy grinding out directives in triplicate on the maximum and minimum specifications for paperweights afloat and ashore. There Just Isn't Room for Both of Therm Closing Not Answer It makes good sense that Newark airport once more has been opened to traffic, albeit it is still restricted to military planes only. The public indignation over the three Elizabeth, N.J., crashes in that ail-port's close orbit is thoroughly understandable. Certainly every possible measure ought to be taken to assure safe handling of traffic at Newark and every other large metropolitan airport. But the extreme of closing down such a field permanently is unwise. In the present state of development of aircraft, airports, and the cities themselves, it is simply impractical. Were it to be resorted to generally, hardly an airport in the United States could function, since most of the large ones are near big cities. Under the laws of chance, you might get three bad auto accidents at one single intersection in a space of 24 hours. But would you then decide that the sensible course was to close off the intersection to all traffic? It's hardly likely. The answer to the Elizabeth crashes lies not in banning traffic but in improving controls over landings and takeoffs, improving aircraft maintenance and repair, guiding traffic with a full concern for the risks affecting the city populations near the fields. Views of Others Professor Truman at UNC? Roulhsc Hamilton Jr., the Lumbertan Robe- sonlan's Washington correspondent .has come up with one of the most interesting rumors in a long spell. 7-^-".• There are people in Washington, he says, who think President Truman, after leaving office, may become Professor Tniman—at a North Carolina university. William Hillman, most recent biographer of the President, said at a press conference the other day that "Mr. Truman has every intention of teaching American history when he leaves the White Home." Where will he teach? Well, the soothsayers note the President's high regard for Frank Graham and Gordon Gray, past and present presidents of the University of North Carolina. They observe that the President's longtime confidant and earlier Bo-well, Jonathan Daniels, is a UNO trustee, that Governor Scott, a Truman admirer, is ex officio chairman of the University's board of trustees, that John steel- man, Presidential assistant currently running the Office of Defense Mobilization is an alumnus of U7v T C. It's really too bad for some politicians that the lectures are not- now in progress. William VJmslead. whose drab gubernatorial campaign gels duller by the day, would do well (o sit in on Mr. Truman's "How To Get Elected" lecture, compleie with the text of a "give 'em hell" speech. And Dr. Thomas Burton, who resigned from the head spot in the local Elsenhower movement to run for Congress on the Democratic ticket, could take some good notes from Mr. Truman's discourse on "The Need For party Regularity." Come on dosvn, Mr. Truman. There'll be plenty ol pupils, young and old. —Charlotte cN.C.) News SO THEY SAY Congress has 3 duty (o legislate. We have so many investigations going on it Is no wonder thai some people become confused ... we have become confused ourselves.—Sen. Ernest w. Mc- Kartand ID.. Artz.K * * * A long-range foreign policy would place the interest of the United Stales first, and it must not place the United Nations above the United States of America.—Lt.-Gen. Leslie R. Groves (ret.l. * * * I know it's trite, but hard work and hard knocks in the live entertainment field are essential tn the bviilciir.g of 9 solid, long-lasting star, and I hope the kids get wise lo themselves pretty soon.—Talent scout Leonard Siltman. * * * The U.S. administration lias not yet shoivn that It possesses the insight or the sagacity or the patience to have world leadership at the present time.—Left-wing British Labor leader Aneurin Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD 'eter fdson's Washington Column- 'Union Shop* Is Critical Issue In Settlement of Steel Dispute WASHINGTON (NBA) — While: urrenL developments in the steel I age case overshadow the "union iop" issue, it is one of the more mportant, though less emphasized, points of controversy preventing settlement of this labor dte- of the atten- b e e n centetcd on presidential seizure Peter Edson ot the steel in- ustry and wage rates. But recent growth of union shop contracting nd pending union fchop uegotia- !n ral), aircraft, automotive nd other big labor disputes make ntR question worth .close study and etter understanding. The union shop iK. of course, cre- ted by a labor union contract pro- idlng that every person hired by tis employer must Join the speci- Icri \nilon and pay union dues. In a "ckwed shop" the employer nn hire no one who Is not already i member ot the union. In nn "op•*n shop" both union and non-un- on members may be hired but here is no bargaining by the un- on lor ail employes as a group. MODIFICATIONS of these various conditions of employment in- ;lnde "maintenance of member- ihip" and "sole bargaining agent" contracts. In the former, present members of the union must keep their mem- aership, -but new employes are not :orced to join the labor organiza tion. In the latter, as the name im- ilies. the union is recognized to bnr- ' Such major companies ns Chrysler, ?a!n with monaemcnt on wages j Ford, and working conditions fcr all cm- j steel. union or not, The closed shop, though well established in building trades, typographical and other A. F. of L. unions, was outlawed by the original Taft-Hartley law, This provision was amended last year, however, to approve union shop contracts without employe elections. Up to the time this amendment was passed. National Labor Relations Board has been forced to conduct an election in which a majority of the employes had to approve a union shop contract before it couM be put info effect. After 47,000 of these flections had been held. 45,000 of them approving ihe union shop, NTjRB was relieved of this costly responsibility. THERE ARE tcday some 100,000 nnion labor contracts. They cover between 15 and 16 million union members, or about one-fourth of the total labor force. year the Department of I^-ibor made a survey of 2C51 of these contracts. This was only 2 ! 3 per cent of nil the contracts, but it included nearly ail (he big organized plants aticl it covered over five million workers, or nearly a third of all union members. The sams survey showed 61 per cent of all contracts had union shop, 13 per cent had maintenance of membership and 26 per cent had sole bargaining agent provisions By numbers of employes, the survey showed 58 per cent covered by nnlon shop. 16 per cent by maintenance of membership and 26 per cent by sole bargaining agent contracts. The union shop idea is therefore fpen to be nothing new or radical. rich and Gocdyear have union shop contract*. All coal mining compa-1 nies covered by United Mine Workers' contracts have union shop conditions. • • . GROWTH of the union shop contract can be traced and in part attributed to the Taft-Hartley closed shop ban. The arguments for and against the union shop are basically the same as the arguments for and against the closed shop. Organized labor leaders and union members like the unicn shop because it eliminates the "free riders"—the non-union members who reap alfthe benefits of increased wages and pension plans without having to bear any of the burdens of union dues or picket line duty. Furthermore, union leaders argue that a union shop contract promotes union security and employe security', thereby removing a major ground for labor disputes and so promotnig stable labor relations and Industrial peace. IN OITOSIT10N to the union shop idea. Ihe main argument Is that it violates individual liberties and "freedom of choice. To require anyone to join any organization—a union, a political party or a church —as a condition to getting and holding a job is staid to be contrary to the Constitutional Bill of Rights. Compulsory union membership also said to promote union monop- HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — There's a movie comeback gleam in gorgeous Jeanette MacDonald's eyes and the one-time queen of MGM's super-duper musicals is admitting she's had all kinds of offers during ler year's absence from Hollywood. 'But I didn't like the scripts." she said between rehearsals for the first filmed TV version of Duffy's Tavern. "I read scripts all the time." she said, "but I still haven't found one I really likg. I'd rather leave a pleasant memory than come back and do a little old stinker." ' Jeanette is clowning with Ed I Gardner and singing Victor Herbert's "Sweethearts" on the Tavern' show and then she hops back to j her New York apartment to prepare for a summer concert tour. Her onininn of current Hollywood musicals: "Thev don't <#rm to have much plot. That's what I always foneht for." A resufsr TV show for Jeanette and hubby Gene Raymond? "Maybe," she said. Steve Cochran's pinching himself and saying "Somebody's kidding." But it's spelled T-R-U-E that Variety's 1951 poll of boxoffice zrosses puts him in second place, just after Gregory Peck, us the actor whose movies brought In the most dollars. With five movies to his credit. Slave's in the S9,00!),000 drawing- power class and is saying: "It's a freak lh!nj. of course, tf seems like only yesterday thai thought I was a flop as an actnr ... Hollywood. I had to leave lown. 1 couldn't get a Job." Steve's latest at Warners: "Danger forward." His secret ambition: to direct. • • . The arena is empty and the decision Is past history. But Joan Leslie, on the movie comeback trail in Commander Films' "Hellgate," rues the day that she ever put up her pretty dukes in her historic battle with the Warner brothers. Joan, who lost a fortune in her four-year battle for story approval and better roles, told me: "Now that I'm older and wiser I realiw that It was foolish to flsht a studio. Nn«r I know no actress e»er jefs «sMc!ly what she wants. Yon compromise here and there. I had bad advice. With frmi advice. It wonlii have been simnle to settle the case with mutual benefit for everybody concerned." Will she try to regain her former place in the movie sun now that she's marled and the mother of twins? "I'm ail wound up with ambition again/' she smiled. * • * The wheel of fortune Is spinning^ spinning, spinning again for Virginia Grey, Hollywood's most jlnxed actress. She's been re-discovered by HoN lywnod because of a New York TV appearance, and it and when Clark Gable makes another film at MGM Virginia will test for the leading lady role—the kind that Jean Harlow used to play, But forget rumors that shell b« the next Mrs. Gable. She told »e: "We've been good friends for yean. I'm just the 'j^ood friend' hi his life," Says Virginia of the bad luck that's dogged her screen career in the face of critical raves for her beauty and acting know-how: "I'm still trying to figure it out. It's darned discouraging. They aj- ways say they want a new face or a bie. big star, Thai's the tsory of my life. But with all the ham ego. a girl keeps hanging on." Ray Rolger, who wasn't judged pretty enough to be starred along Gene Kelly lines Then he was at MGM, is back in Hollywood as a Warner star and grinning about nassing the romantic test at lona last. * Nimble-footed Pay ends up with a lass In his arms In "Charley's Aunt," and wins Doris Day In "April in Paris." and he's saying: "Hollywood has changed lfc« feelings entirely, Th»! handsome, stereotyped leading men arent petting (he job*. Hnllj-wood h«« discovered that the prettiest irrrli don't marry the handsomest men, Patinv Thomas proved it \n 'TH See You In M.v Dreams." .Vohodr noticed his nose. There couldn't have been a more charming my in the world than Danny In tfcat picture." "It sounds like Panni« Ward, but ' was typed as an ingenue tor almost 20 years. 'Even after having "even children, producers kept hinklng of me as a young thing." That's from the new Maureen O'SuIUvan. with a gray streak in ler hair and her first mama part 'n UT's "Bortzo Goes to College," She. declares: "I'm past the in* genue nonsense. When they asked me If I'd like to play a mother to this picture, I jumped at the chance. 1 want to jrn on from here. Loo. I want to play character parts. I want: to be an adult actress.** olies. bad leadership in unions and General Motors. Crucible Kaiser. New York Central. the right of the labor bosses to I force discharge of any employe who dees not pay union dues. In back or all this Is the fear of many employers that the union . ployes, whether they belong to the \ Baltimore Ac Ohio. Firestone, Good- shop "foot-in-the-door" approach to union usurpation of the functions of management. ing on in his mind. To begin with, East must have two or three clubs headed by the jack or ten. (West surely has a fairly good club suit of five or six cards, since he is vulnerable and has doubled and has then run io two clubs.1 East must also have some fast winner, probably an ace. South should therefore foresee exactly what did hnppen at three no-trump. West opened a low club and East's ten forced out South's queen. South then went after the hearts, but East promptly took the nee of hearts and led another club. The defenders took four clubs, a spade, and a heart, collecting £ penalty of 500 points. Obviously. South should have bid four hearts when he got doubled at three no-trump. Dum my had re-doubled and had raisef hearts, so dummy would surely show up with at least an ace and a couple of queens. South would have made four •earts without even breathing fast The result would hax'e been & gain f 620 points instead of a loss 00 points. As a matter of fact East might have doubled fou iearts also, and then South woulc lave scored ISO points instead inly 620. A tidy little difference n either case. the Doclor Says— BT ET1UTN P. .JORDAN. M. D. Written for XEA Service Today's first letter raises an tm- ( ed on his training, and loo large port ant Question- i a n emotional f.iclor may seriously Q-\Vhen you discussed habit! influence his judgment. U Is for spasm in a child, why didn't you! lhis reason thai H is considered suggest that the parents visit ft | inadvisable for doctors to take psychiatrist or a psychologist? j f j* r * t "/ mcmbers^of their owt^ im- There may be something in the ---*•--- * *-- ' ••• rents' attitudes or home environment, such as lack of lovingncss or too high standards, that is rf- fcclinp 'he child. In this day, when even the lay person is aware of proper emotional nutrition, seems to me that you nro pullty of gross negligence. A little move to family in any serious ill- Q—Does one's hair come out af- 1 ler a hysterectomy? If so, what can be done to stop it? 11 1 Mrs, H. S. compassion in your heart, which would eventually reflect in your column, might gain you readers. A— The hair can fall out after serious illnes.s or operation for reasons thit are not clear. This, how- morel** vcr ' ** l ^ p reception, and even J S < w ' irn '' does fall out the hair will ! Almost always return without any A—The writer o( Oils letter has special measures or treatment, pnlnl, 11 Is Indeed possible Ihat^ • • * child with habit spasm Is M.f-j Q _j h , v( , h(?i|r(1 , ha| b i eRch tng terms from sorm- maladjustment lh< , hair n ., th b , Mch | n? peroxide al hornr anrl II i.s Also pnsslhlri wi|) pvcmu:ll i v lMd ,„ Insanity? that the parents could he taught . to Trrosniie what is wronc a n il corn-cMl with the help of a psy-! chiallsl. The rharRe of tross nr-sU- (rcnrp, boxvrver. Is ricnlod. since II Is not the function of this column to Rivr specific advice. Finally. I should like lo say a "orci ationt human compassion. Ts Ihl5 |rur , • A ~ •>"• il '* Mrs. P. H. > JACOBY ON BRIDGE You Should Thank Foe For Warning He Gives By OSWALD JACOBY Written for N'EA Service When the opponents are kind enough to warn you of danger, the least you can do Is thank them while you adjust your course. It's <?—Is there any danger tnvolv- cr! m removing diseased tonsils by Mircpry in a person over 40 years old? A'. H. S. A—Very lillle Indccrl. Ihnueh one This fine quality nt human beinesi ct m v friends who has jusl cone Is not larklne In dnrlnrs — far. Ihrnujh this said It wns most rrnm II. However. In deallne with ""Pleasant. sick people hour after hour .1 n d | day after day. n doclor simply' " cannot allow himself the constant expression of compassion, which olhers do (rum lime to lime, or he ciuanc Kai-shek even with the full harking ol the United States. , w.ll ,nf. f ri he an'e to recapture would lose his mind. Furthermore, china : r nm M« communists. Too r ° m lnn? «P"'<-n™. many cmnc,<e have lost faUn In * ro ""?" lon '* *es( him-Gfor« V. Allen. U, S. An'.bas- m*, at Judgment b»»- 1 «<!„ to Vujoslivuv NORTH 1* » AJ72 462 WEST AAI035 VNone • 10983 4AJ973 EAST 48J1 VA»SS «QM 410*4 SOUTH (D) 4KJ6 4KQ5 Both sde* vul. South Wnt tfort* RM» ! V Double Redbl* Past Pass 24 PaM P"» 2 ¥ Pasj 3 » Pas* 3N.T. Paw Past DoubJt Pass Pass Pan Opening lead — 4 ^ 75 Years Ago In Blythevtne — Gov. Carl Bailey threw out th; first ball at the opening baseball game here. The state collected over S2.COO from the dog racing track in West Memphis during the first three days of operation this year. Mrs. Walter Rosenthal and Mrs. Max Meyers entertained the Jewish Ladies Aid Society yesterday. Old Joe Parks remarked ** other day that most of the tolk» in the world really want oulf the simple things in We that require neither great wealth no», power to attain. Science and' politicians have certainty com*: plicated matters, though, and tb* more we get of both, the greater { the complications. A HCA-j Musical Medley Answer to Pr«vtou« Puwto HORIZONTAL I Musical instrument 6 Solitary II Buries 13 Greek letters 14 Surgical saw 15 Ocean vessels 16 Male child 17 Lashed 18 City in Th« Netherlands 20 Steel punch 2J Soviet nation 24 Asiatic country 3 Solar disk * Fiber knots 5 Papal cap«s « Chemical compound 7 Diminutive of Leonard 8 Molding 9 Matgrass g JO Essential \ being 12 Trapping 13 Oil (comb, form) 18 Reed musical Instrument 28 Adriatic wind 20 Sacred songs 2» Blue Eagle 21 Musical agency <ab.) 22 Roam 31 Aperture 23 Russian rivef 32 GrsndpareoUl25 Fondle* J3 Eli Whitnty't machine 24 Shoshonean Indians 36 Steering device? 37 Most refined MPloU 41 Manuscript (ab.) 44 Pcrlalnlnf to wheels 26 Th« dill 27 Lieutenant! (ab.) 28 Exclamation bf disgust 30 Beasts 36 Shrill cry 38 Basement *0 French . 41 Fermented drink +2 Cm-red ltn« connecting 48 Sapient « Among MDwnoUshJ 49 Afternoon! wcMcvml 4 ! SI ArnericMi wrt*« plain foolishness to keep heade for (he rocks (hat you've beenj warned about. | In trie hand shown today, East's double of three no-lrump wns 8 crystal-clear warning. East was telling his pp;!ner to lead clubs anrl was pr.icttcnlly guaranteeing that the contract would be defeated. You needn't look at the East to uod«r*Ujxl what U ««- 48 Click beetle 50 Beasu of burden ^^ Exceeding Ij corrupt M Lover of cruel ty M Sleeping vision SS Interpret! VERTICAL 1 Orchestra

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