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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 2G, 1948 "TUt BLYTHBVILO! COURIER NEWS <na ocxmm NEWS oa a. W BA1MJM, fnbUOHS JAUn L. VXKROOT, Editor MOL O. HOTUM. , Dtiratt. Wiltoe* WttBcr Oo. Hw Tort, Altaraoou except SuniUjr u teeond dut matUr «t the ixnt- BlytlmlU* Arkaniu, uMtr »ct ol Con- Octoh» I, HIT. _ _ aemd by U»« Onlttd Pttm SUBSCRIPTION RATES: B* curler in the city ol Blythe»lll* or any nburten town when curler ferric* to maintained 20c per week, or 85c per month By mall, within » radius ol 50 miles. »4.00 per «»r. »2.00 (or sl« months. »1.00 til three monthi: by m»ll outside 90 mile tone, $10*0 per rear j»yabl« In advance. . Meditation AfaiB, If two II* tacethrr, (hen th.y have hut: bvt hew eu MM b« warn alone?—E«le»l»sU» 1:11. • • • No man can live happily who regards himself •lone, who turns everything to his own advantage. Thou must live for another, If thou wishest to live for thyself.—Seneca. Barbs An eastern dealer has issued 'a candy' catalog for children. Another sucker list?. .• • • • Amoaz articles krfl behind In a it re* ear was a ratio Mt It's an idea! * V • Judging from tome of the IMS bathing iuit« we've seen on display, thousands of moths are going to starve next winter. » • » An authority uyi ale Ii «<Mx1 for hay fever. We'« alwaja known ihat champagne was fine for the hey-hey variety. • • • In tries* trailer dayi how can you expect a loli child to know where hia home is? in and !«»» liking for the Czech elections that were scheduled for this spring. They had played at, democracy lonjf enough. So they reverted to type. Mr. Wallace should produce, if he can, that inflammatory statement by Mi'. Strinhardt to prove his fantastic whitewash of the Communists. Even if he can, he will find it hard to show American 'influence in Czechoslovakia's affairs to match the public knowledge of Russia's help. That acknowledgment comes from Antoniu Gregor, Czechoslovakia's new Communist Minister of Foreign Trade. To a delegation of trade union representatives he said, "We must thank our Slav allies, and mainly the Soviet Union, for the fact that we succeeded in overcoming all obstacles in defeating reaction." Miiliater Gregor may be a little out of line with the Wallace-Foster line. We do not think he is out of line with the facts. VIEWS OF OTHERS . ...... ... . •**•'•• Wallace Makes Absurd Charge About Red Coup ; Uenry Wallace ha* implied that our ambassador to Czechoslovakia, Mr. Steinhardt, was responsible for the Communist coup in that country. A statement by Mr. Steinhardt encouraged a "rightist coup"—which is what Mr. Wallace calls the resignation of non- Communist cabinet members before the crisis. Thus, according to Mr. Wallace, the Communists acted only in self-defense. He is indebted for that remarkable discovery to a source of information not unfamiliar to him. Shortly after the coup William Z. Fo»ter, national chairman of the U. S. Communist Party, . wrote in the Daily Worker that Czech Reds had smashed a Wall Street plot hatched by Mr. Steinhardt. Mr. Wallace dio^ not elaborate much on his charge, which was made at a press conference. Instead, when reporters pressed him for more details, he walked out abruptly "to catch a train." Perhaps if he had stayed he might have explain- 'ed his definition of a "rightist" and "what hope of success H coup by Czech rightists would have had. Before the crisis the Czech Com- .munists and the Socialists, who usually voted with them, had a bare majority of 161 seats in the 300-seat parliament. But that does not mean that the other 149 were held by reactionaries. Included in the minority were the National Socialists, the country's second fargest party. This was the party of Eduard Benes before he became president. • - In accepting the Communist ultimatum, Dr. Benes said: "It is clear to me that socialism is a way of life desired by an overwhelming part of our nation. At the same time I believe that with socialism a certain measure of freedom and unity is possible, and that these are vita! principles to all in our national life." Let us look back again at some circumstances leading up to Mr. Wallace's "rightist coup." It started when Interior Minister Nosek, who controlled the police, began demoting and transferring non-Communirts and putting his own party men in all the key posls. First the parliament and then the cabinet called on him to answer for this allegedly politic*! maneuver. When he refused, the non-Communist cabinet members resigned. , II At that time the Communists were the country's largest party. They con- .trolled the army as well as the police. President Benes was not only willing but insistent that they be given every |i right of a majority party under a democratic i«tup. What chance, then, would •nr.rtffctMt opposition have had to overthrow the Communists? Why did th« lUdj have to act In "s«]f-defens«"? A mow tofic*} and accepted explanation of the coup U-that the Communists, in fpite ot th«ir majority, had little faith Doctors Who Approve Kickbacks ThoUBli kickbacks are outlawed as unethical by the American Medical Aasociatlon, and though they are estimated to take $35.000,000 a year out of the pocket* of the American public to concealed medical fees, the Detroit Ophlhalomologicnl Society is on record In favor of them. A former president of the Wayne county Medical Society (Detroit), Dr. Ralph H. Pino, goes so far as to say that all the eye doctors In Michigan take kickback* and have done so for M years. Dr. Pino ii one of M Michigan doctors named by the Government u co-defendanU with Bausch & Lomb and the American optical Co. in a prtce-flxln» mlt. The Detroit society baies lt» caae for the kickback on an exceedingly dubious claim for which It brings forth not a shred of evidence. It says kickbacks contribute "to a towering of the overall cost of examination and glasses to the patient." It* contention Is that If the doctor did not take part of hl» fee In kickback, he would have to charg* the patient a higher fee tor examination and the patient would still have to pay as much for his glasses as he does now. Actually, what, happens Is that the patient pays the doctor once In an open transaction, and then is compelled to pay him a duplicate fee concealed in the price of his glasses. How much the patient "saves" by this arrangement was illustrated by the expense of a Colorado Springs doctor, Dr. John Hartwell, who paid 175 lor glasses and a few months Dialer received a check for 133 from his occulist; the kickback that ./ had been given ,by the optical gcod« firm that aold the flaisen. Dr. Hartweli' called th« kickback -one ol the foulest . . . practices in the medical profession." Yet the Detroit Ophthalomological Society, In a letter addressed to the St. Louis ophthalmic Society and kindred societies in other cities, defended the kickback system as one that protected the patient against "errors and overcharges"! ' "We have been told," the Detroit society wrote, "that our actions are unethical out neither our local county, or state organisations can agree with this verdict. There are 700 accused. Shall a. few speak for these? The ophthalmologists of this area for the above outlined reasons speak for themselves." The facts also speak for themselves. What they say is that a houseclcaning Is all to obviously In order In the medical profession. The St. Louis Ophthalmic Society adopted a program three weeks ago for cleaning up the kickback racket here. What has It accomplished so far toward putting its program into action? —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY The Jumping-Off Place U.S. Tackles Weighty Question: Just How Filling is a Feather? Sunday School Lesson Ry Rarraan N. NtchoU 1 (United Pres« stuff CorresiMMident) WASHINGTON, Mar. 25." IUP> — Tlie weighty question facing your government was: How filling is a feather? Your government, being a fancy digger after the facts, at last has found (he answer which we are prepared to reveal Jn a couple of Scripture: Coloolani 5:1-4, 12-17; I John 5-11-12 By William E. Gilroy, D. D. „.„,,„. vu When we think and speak of the : minutes Immortality of the soul we tend I until the recent war noboclv to have in mmd the thought of seemed to care much about t hi ^ the here a ' lrt the flllin « or fl««ab»tv quaUt"., of when Jesus spoke of feathers so long as 'yoS could get eternal life His emphasis was all | .", ,ok° big euoVhtostuffR pi" °"«™ "," I r X ° f , ' hC ,''' e , low And '» a > rbe have a couple, feft This is life eternal," He aaid In over for the Easter bonnet, •us prayer for the disciples (John But when the first roar of car- nnl fpi,. rLrt y H n °, W th «« " i ;|non fire echoed across the M om y true God, and Jesus Christ | uncle Sam found himself in IBs 1 V , £ m »T» hast * nt ' "V? 1 * 1 feather market. Millions of pounds i so, Because I live jre .hall live O f fluffy down were bought to soft- ilso. The passages chosen for our lesson brln gthls out. They speak of the new life In Christ, which U the foretoken and ground of the life Immortal. The nature and quality of that life are beautifully expressed In the passages in our lesson from Colosslans, as they are In all New Testament expositions of the Christian's experience in Christ We must think of future life In terms of the life that now Is. It is wlmt we are In Christ that gives us the hope oj immortality. I think ' that the most effective Easter sermon that 1 ever heard centered around the preacher's challenge to the congregation, "What Is there In your life that is worthy of immortality?" That is a solemn and disturbing thought. What we are here has to do en up Ol pillows and sleeping bags. The problem of how to place a feather became that of the Quartermaster Corps. It turned out to be quite a problem. The Office of Technical Services In the Department of Commerce took a quick look at jsomn old duck down and Issued a feather communique: "Experiencewith waterfowl feathers Indicates that compressibility, resilience a 1 warmth are related to filling power. Hence, a method of measuring th« filling power would provide an objective means ot rating feather quality." That was the cue for the Quartermaster corps to get busy. And it did in Philadelphia, with Stanley Backer, head ol the textile Research Laboratory, in charge. Pour methods were tested: U) the Inclined plane method; (2) the hydrosllc method: (3> the box with what we shall be. John siys. "Beloved, now are we the sons of j method-'Tiid '"(V)""the "zero" load God. and it doth not yel appear ' U.S. in Fair Shape to Launch New Defense Effort If ERP Fails to Stop Grabs for Power in Europe By fcter Erison Good crops starting to come in NEA Washington Correspondent 'should bring prices down. Congress WASHINGTON (NEA) — Since j is showing inclinations to relax everybody Is talking war scares, it's ! rent controls. Local rent control in order to take a long look at U. S. i laws would still take care of the business conditions to see how wejl , situation in plices like New York the country is prepared for tin ' and Washington, but general rclax- shock of another big national de- , ing of controls can still increase fense effort. Bcardslcy Ruml, chair- : national cost of living averages. man of R. H. Macy and Co., in If living costs can't be enough to Washington to taix before the I head olf third round wage demands Board of Trade, had a few ideas on j ui April or May, the only hope is the subject. i that these demands may be settled fense effort is built. That was nai trite In 193D-41. Tlie materials problem could be handled by an allocations program, Ruml believes. From a manpower standpoint, it might be necessary to start recruiting women for production jobs. There Is now practically full employment. Ten lo 12 million men would not have to be called up for a defense effort. That might take only a million men—recruited or what we sliall ' be." But It is because we are now the sons of God, me thod The b ' ox me thod turned out to bei ne Des t, that- there Is the promise of that -n,,, scientists got a big card- longer life. | boarc i box, with a piston arrange- In another great Easter sermon, i ment attached. The carton was sus- the late Dr. George A. Gordon, famous minister of Boston's Old South Church, once drew a contrasted picture of what is expressed in two well-known hymns—the one, "On Jordan's stormy bank I stand," expressing the wistful look toward the land of Immortality "where my lioesesstons Me," the other and the hymn of the blind minister and poet, George Matheson, expressing the present possession: "O Love, that wilt not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee; I give thee back the life I owe. That in thine ocean depths Us flow May richer, fuller be." That is not anticipation of eternal life, but its possession. pended by pieces of string and the inside was marked olf in inches on each wall—starting at the bottom of the box. Then, two pounds of feathers were fluffed helter-skelter Into the box and allowed to fall where they would like rose petals. In two minutes by the clock the piston w Ruml looks lor some changes in j lor less than in rounds one and called into a universal training pro- me business picture right after • ' Easter. Pre-Easter trade has not been good. Customers simply have not been buying the high-priced | cent, business could absorb the in- i If the third round increases are in the nature of five to ten per goods The result has been that manu- acturers have been preparing new ow-prlced lines of merchandise, j may be another story. And a pro- They aren't as good quality us tliu ] longed coal shutdown over John L. iglicr-priced stuff now on sale. ] Lewis's demands for pension pay- What the merchants have yet to ! ments could upset the whole pic- etcrmlne is whether these lower j lure. ualtty .goods will sell. It they do, | Mr. Ruml fathered the wartime, pparent living costs may be cut I pay-as-you-go tax plan. He noT somewhat. If they don't, prices on bel'ieves that a tax cut is advisable lie better lines may have to be cut nd the merchants will have w ake their losses. Only way that might be avoided would be for tlie .ustomers to decide that if prices j e d to cover the costs of a stcpped- >n quality merchandise aren't com- , up defense program, Ruml believes ng tiown, they'll buy anyway. that this financing should be done How much effect a,ny cuts In the 1 through increasing salves of savings prices of clothing and household I bonds. He docs not believe demands oods might have on third round j [ Or defense will be as high as in creases without further raising prices, Ruml believes. If the wage increases go above that amount, it He'd settle for either the House S6.000.COO.COa cut or the Senate $1.° 3 I gram. What Ruml came to Washington to tell the Board of Trade about wtis tile interest rate on government securities. Examining statements, of the President, the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board, Ruml founj them all in agreement on supporting government bond prices. Federal Reserve has the authority to carry out this policy and Is doing it. .Ruml.. considers this important news. Its effect is to stabilize all interest rates at present levels. For business this gives assurance that commercial interest rates will not 15 Fears A go In Blytheville- Mrs. J. Louis Cherry will go to Helena the last of the week where she will visit her parents. On Wednesday they will celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary. A rise of over half a foot In 24 hours brought the level of Big Lake within about two feet of the high of last January. J. W. Meyer, engineer ' for drainage District 17 Is keeping close watch but the sltua- wage demands ts another puzzle. Mr. Ruml is of the opinion the country has passed the peak of inflation. The three big items ave !ood, clothing and rent. Cost of Living Outlook Food prices stayed high last year oecause of short crops in Europe. wartime. If the SIO.OOO.OOO.COO '.o $29.0CO,QCO,030 estimates in thi Finelefter and Brewster report are accepted, they are only 10 to 20 per cent of the SlOO.ODD.COO.OOO-a-yeur cost of the war. Defense Flanl Is Really Today The plant for a new national de- from insurance and investment companies to get higher interest rales. That effort has now been killer! off. For the federal government * stabilized interest rate means good management of the $250,o:o,CCO.OM national debt. And it uiean.s that ii° ! the government is forced to borrow money for a new defense effort, it i can do so at uninflatcd interest, rates. This is considered the bright' est spot in the whole picture. laid gently to the feathers," T4l minutes later the height of leathers was measured. The height readings around the. box then were averaged to indicate the filling power of the material. All of this was according to Norman B. Edclman, who wrote a paper on what happened. The net result was fine for pillow-filling, Bui how about sleeping bags? Well, there was » sack ol another' color. Instead of using pistons and cardboard boxes to test the down here, the feather experts used a G! or two. With nil kinds of different results, according to the sleeping habits of the man. A dreamer, the found, was » bouncer while asleep. Take a man dreaming «bout next day's kitchen police duty. There slept an uneasy man. The Quartermaster Corps, In its tests, found suoh a soldier bounced around something frightful up around the shoulders and aft. The tion is not regarded as serious. i feathers padding these parts of the Mms. T. H. Haynes. B. M. Mnl- bag took an awful pounding hews and Mary "pcatherston were guests of Mrs. C. E. Wilson when she entertained members Thursday Rook Club. of the Sidewalks of Medshed. Persia, are paved with old tombstones, placed face upward. IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINE JOHNSON \EA Staff Corrreinmdcnl Schools must be political Just as the army must be political.—Zdcnek. Nejcdly, new Czcchc Education Minister. * • « 1 cannot get ou'/'of my head that when we turn the Nips loose they will reftrni. as fast as they u~e able. I don't think we've sold democracy to them.—Gen. Jonathan Watnwrlght. U. S. Army. • » • Aggressive communism threatens all freedom snd security In the Old World or the New when it puts free peoples anywhere In chains.—Sen. Arthur H. Vandentxrg iR) of Michl«»n. * V • We may differ as to the extent and Die method lot the Marshall plan!, but 1( we g.ve that aid to Eurc\-vc we will save the situation W Europe and save ourselves Iroin another war.—James A. Farley, former Postmaster General. • • • Men used to hive a safe relugc ... In tlie corner saloon . . . But now, when lie seeks comfort at his favorite saloon, whom doos he find with feet on the brass rail br.side him? Women 1 . —Dean Mildred Thompson. Vnssar College. • * Unless you handle the issues of science and human relations well, you need not worry about the scorn ol future generations. There may not be any future SfneratlQtu.—Davltl E. Llllenthal, chairman, u. S. Atomic Energy Commtulon. • » » Parties Ic a divorce rarely rtcstroj the trail- quiMly of honu life for children. ]n mo«t Instance* rclattvei aisunu maintenance ol a liable horn. life.-Probale Judac John V. Mahoney of Boston. By Ersklnc Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — This i.s the fantastic story of Sioux Center, Iowa. After April 1, motion pictures are kaputt in Sioux Center. The town will have no motion picture theater. And what makes it fantastic 15 that the theater was voted out cf town. The population of Sioux Center is approximately 2000. A few months ago it was split right down the middle because half of the population liksd motion pictures and thj other half didn't. The agitation started when one of tht town's ministers led the battle to have the one Ihcalrr closed up and all movies banned. The other half of the town got up In arms in defense of motion picture entertainment and the fight was on. At last they decided to have an election 10 decide by vote whether to keep the theater or abolish it. It turned out to be the hottest campaign tht town had ever seen. When the votes were counted. motion pictures last by a margin of 61 votes. When the lease expire on April 1. motion pictures are finished in Sioux Center. Record Vole It was the largest vote In the town's history. Nine hundred and lifty persons expressed their npin- ons by ballot. When Roosevelt and Willkie wdc opponents for the presidency, the vote was 819. Th.U pives some Idea ol the importance ol motion pictures to this town. During tin. campaign prior to Un- voting. the words thrown back and forth were heavier than In any campaipn Involving presidents or mayors or cilp plrtermcn or Judges. Tlie head of the opposition called people cracks up going to another :own to see a picture, we should 'eel responsible. We have scut them away.' The campaign had all the bitterness and fervor of a small-scale medieval religions war. The church- were leading the opposition '.o the movies; the trades-people aiv:1 the laymen were in favor of keeping screen entertainment. Hot Campaign As the campaign waxed hotter and hotter, the oppcsiug factions took ads in the Icc-al newspaper putting forth their arguments. The bobby-soxers had their say, but not at tlie ballot box. Youn^ girls made banners and placards reading. "Vote 'Yes' tor the Theater," and carried them up and down the street. But motion pictures and the thcatci lest by 61 votes. I find myself a litllc mixed up about all this. Docs it mean that Sioux Center is typical of what the cnlhc nation thinks? IT it is a capsule test case of nation-wide opinion, It's a little frightening. That wouHl mean that if we held a national election to decide whether or not we would have motion pictures, we'd lose because 54 per cent of the people don't like and don't want screen entertainment. I get very few letters from people who say they never go to movies. My mail always seems to complain with a constructive criticism, which to nit- mc-iuis motion pictures McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Whether to Open 1 Or 2 Is two losers. When his partner In the East bid a spade, he fell the'/J was no way to tell here what type of hand he had, so he simply jumped to six spades. After South's opening lead But the soldier who didn't drea'Mj at all didn't bounc.e He didn't SOT much as ruffle a plume in his sleeping bag Leaving the Quartermaster Corps still working on that problem. WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Courl, Chick- asaM-ba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Laura Dillard Plaintiff, vs. No. 10.426 J. H. Dillard Defendant. The defendant J. H. Dillard U of i hereby warned to appear within By William E. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Today's hand may not seem very exciting; when put down on paper, but I know from my own experience just how Mrs. w. L.. Byers Jr., of Brownsville, Pa., felt when her partner jumped to six spades. The hand was sent to me by Mrs. Byers' partner. Harry O. Shockey, secretary of the Fayetle County the jack of hearts the dummy went down and Mrs. Byers felt bel- ter. She won the trick with the king of hearts, and as she had to drop the queen of spades doubleton, she cashed the ace and king of spades. When the queen dropped there was no problem to make six. She discarded the ten of diamonds on dummy's good heart and, deciding that North must have the nee of diamonds to Justify his double, she led the king of diamonds from dummy. When North failed to mover she discarded a club. Thus thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer th» complaint of the plaintiff Laura Dillard. Date this 18 day of March. 1948. HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk. By Betty Pctterson. D. C. Attorney for plaintiff: C. P. Cooper. 3|19-26-4[2-9 Admiral Peary found 26 species of birds nesting within 450 miles of the North Pole. The cover lit the the ocean entire United would States she made her contract redoubled' with a layer a mile and a half with an overtrtck. thick. Statesman V J 10R 5 2 406 * K 106 4 Tournament—Both vul. South West North East Pass 1 • P.-iss 1 it Pass 6 * Double Pass Pass Redouble Pass Pass Opening—V J 36 ore here to st.iy. whether Sioux Center kce|is them or not. Bridge Club, Uniontown, Pa. Mr. Shockey directs tournaments at the Titlow Hotel In Uniontown and the Monongahela Hotel in Brownsville. This hand i .me up at Brownsville. Shocxey debated » long time »3 .. Arkansas. | ( 0 whether lo open the bidding Hollywood a tool of Satan. He said. • alcra F. Sennit?. Plaiml/f, ft lth two diamonds or one dla- AVAKMNG ORDKK tlie Chancery Court, Chick- Districl. Mississippi County, W- don't want movie actors and actresses to be the educators o! our children." But the uthrr side wasn't taking It lylne down. The vice president of the bunk t»!d th«t people will vs. No. 10,121 | mond. and finally decided to stick , Eiirl L. Schultz Defendant. |to Ihe old rule not to use a two- Thc defendant. Earl L, Ecluil!;: U ^ bid in a minor suit with more than hereby warned to appear within HARVEY MORRIS. Clerk By Better Peterson, D. C. thirty days in the court named the caption hereof and answer the to lh« movlM anyway, even If they ; complaint of the plaintiff Valern P.: C. P. Cooper, Atty. for Pitt. had in drive to another town. He aald, "If a caiload of our young SchulU. 1 Ed Dated this 18 day of March, 1948. p B. 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