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sot ' BLYTHSVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 194 THE aLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • OOUBIZH taws oa. W HAlNEB/Pubikhcr MU VERBOUT. Uitar MOL Di HUMAN. Admit** lUmor iSpBtl *dr»rtfcln« IUpi(i«nt«tlT««: • wttmcr Co, N«w York, Cttaco. DKrott. Km? Afternoon except _ uoood clM aa.Ua « th« poit. .» BlythertUt, Arfctnu*. under mtt at Coo- that he was doing "liis boys" more harm than good. That time may have come. We can't think of anything else that would make the fiery union boss BO meek, mild, and completely out of character. Surod bj the United Prtm SUB8CRIITION RATES: jtt to th« cicy oi BlytMvUlc or uv _„_. town whert currier lerrtce to m»in- tetned, Me per week, or Uc per month. Bf mail, within a radius ot 60 miles. H 00 per mr, «2JO for six months, tt 00 (or three monthi: by mail outside 50 mile tone. 110.00 per retr payable In mdvanot. ^ Meditation O Lord, bow H>W »h»ll I ery, and thou will no! hnr! eren ery out unt« th« of violence, and tboa wilt not «a«!^H»b»kkuk lib He who prays without confidence cannot hope that hii 'prayers will be granted.—Fenelon. Ah Quiet Along to Potomac We listened in vain for angry cries from Washington wlien butter andjmeat prices started shooting upward again. But it wasn't like those days when commodity prices were falling and consumers' hopes were rising. Nobody jn the capital demanded to know tiie cause of this alarming state of affairs^or whether anybody had cleaned up as a result of inside or outside information. So we have regretfully concluded that our congressmen gut excited about prices only when their colleagues in government, are suspected of bringing them down, but never when their constituents are apparently putting them up. Barbs It's better to begin at the bottom and work up than to begin In the middle and stay there. » * * Hone to » place where lome men r» 1° r » ve >*nut jomelhinr went wrong at the office. •. * * * There'll be plenty of campaign speeches this year, so mother nature won't have to accept full blame for all the summer's hot air. * * * No %«*»tlon * younjjUr asks li silly—unles« the parent! can't mswtr it. * * '* Tomorrow Is Just another daze when you have no Idea what you are working toward. Petrillo Out-Maneuvers Himself, and Then Calms :, Since Boris Karloff, the Hollywood bog'yman, appeared as a kindly old professor on Broadway this season, perhaps we should not be too surprised to see tough, tempestous Jimmy Petrillo in an amiable and agreeable role. Still it was a bit of a shock when he signed a new contract between his American Federation of Musicians and the radio networks without a struggle. ''After virtually liquidating the recording industry on Jan. 1, Mr. Petrillo has suddenly lifted his ban on union musicians playing for television, with pay rates to be arranged later. He also renewed his radio broadcast contract for three years, with no pay rise and no in' creased employment. He explained all this by saying that "They (the networks) simply said they couldn't give us more men and more money, and I took them at their word." This is practiaally the first time Mr. Petrillo'ever took no for an answer, so naturally one wonders why he has done it now. We don't think this agreement with the networks is a repayment to them for not raising a loud howl over the recording and transcription ban. The best guess might be that James •Caesar was backed into a corner when Federal Judge Walter LaBuy acquitted him of violating the Lea (anti-Petrillo) Act in Chicago a couple of months ago. In the first trial Judge LaBuy held the Lea Act unconstitutional. The Supreme Court ordered the case retried on its merits. Petrillo was then adjudged innocent. The judge's chief reason, you may recall, was that a radio station failed to . tell the union head that it didn't need ; any more record turners after Mr. Petrillo demanded they be hired. So James Caesar escaped punish- I ment. But the Lea Act is still constitu- I tional. And Mr. Petrillo seems to have decided—quite wisely, we should say j, that it would be prudent not to tempt |T fate with another court test. . Meanwhile a number of radio stations |f have laid off musicians under protec- |; thm of this law which at last permits -them to determine for themselves how Ij big a staff they need. Maybe they'll re]. hire them in a year or two or three when \\ the present backlog of new records is Ancient Adversary General Mac Arthur's supporters probably know the one man who will make il toughest for them to win the Republican presidential nomination for their choice. His name isn't Dewey or Taft or Stasscn or Vandenberg, either. l( is William Henry Harrison ; The general's opponents already have taken pains to point out that Harrison, the oldest man ever sent to the White House, was 68 when he took office, and that he died one month after his inauguration. They have taken equal pains to point out that General MacArthur, if nominated and elected, would take office at 69. It is a safe bet that, before June rolls around, the MacArthur-for-Presi- clcnt people will wish Old Tippecanoe had never been born—much less elected President. Howzat' Again, Mister? You NEVER. REST UNTIL YOU ARE Sensation of Walking Barefoot On Million-Dollar Rug Reported Cold War With Russia is Like Poker Game; But It Takes Lot More Backbone Than Bluff *••••••*••• VIEWS OF OTHERS Corruption Is Too Familiar There are other ways of buying a parole than laying a bundle of money in a parole board's lap. That In fact Is not done, so far as we know. ; Where paroles arc for sale, the uy.ial procedure is the one by which Paul Dillon, St. Louis attorney and Truman's "intimate friend," was successful in springing four Capone hoodlums from federal detention. It is a very good question that the House subcommittee chairman, Hoffman, put to Dillon: "Is »10,OCO your usual fee for making one trip to Washington to appear before a parole board?" for It reaches to the heart of the scandalous situation the House group has under probe. Dillon had performed no legal service of any kind. It was not legal ability he was selling— lawyers of better abilities in legal matters are to be had for less. Nor, obviously, was it for unique gifts as a practitioner of law that Mitury Hughes, boyhood chum of Attorney General Clark, wat. handed an anonymous $15,000 for Interviewing Department of Justice attaches looking for the same paroles. It was an "in" that was bought To believe anything else is to ignore a first fact of political life as it exists on the party machine level. All hands to the House inquiry, from chairman down to the least of the witnesses, are thoroughly familiar will: the process. The story. In fact, has ocen so ollcn imloldcd that the knowing onlooker can anticipate both questions and replies. Ana therein lies Ihc greater danger—greater than' Hie revelation lhat a public service Is corruptible—lhat corruption at last can have so familiar a face that it will be accepted as inevitable. Government is as clean as it is only because there are those who refuse to believe that this must be true, and who act accordingly. —DETROIT NEWS. THE DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin F. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service Astigmatism Is a condition of the eye which makes It necessary for many people to wear glasses. Eye specialists spealc of several different kinds of astigmatism. In all cases, however, H Is essentially a failure to focus parallel rays ol light entering the eye. In other words, these rays of ight do not come together at the same point In the back of the eye. For this rea»on a person who has astigmatism sees things blurred, hla Image appears furzy and Irregular. What causes astigmatism? Book.? say that It is usually congenital and that there Ijs often an hereditary tendency. This means merely that most people with astigmatism are bom with a certain shape of that portion of the eye called the cornea Just as one Is born with big feet or a big nose. However, it may sometimes be scqulred and come from inflammation, injury or operation. Eye Examination Tlie problem for the correction of astigmatism is to find out for each eye just what change there has been In the curvature and which plane Is out of order. Then the lens for the glasses 1s prescribed. The mak« grinds the glass to correct the planes, which are in error and to bring the parallel rays of light to a single focal point in the back of the eye. Thus the image of what Is seen again becomes clear- cut. Obviously, it takes a good cieal of skill and training to carry out the studies necessary to tell just what is the matter and to prescribe what type of glasses are needed to correct the error. 'Special instruments are required and In most cases doctors place a drop of atro- phlne or something like it In the v eye. This causes the pupil to become dilated and helps make the examination more accurate. Note: Dr. Jordan Is unable ( Peter Edson ill made his famous speech there did make at Yalta and Potsdam By Hannan W. Nichols United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, March 30. lUP) —I once smoked a rare old pipe worth $12,500.50. It tasted awful. I once played "I Love You-A!l Truly" on a violin worth »150,000. It squeaked. Sunday when I should have .been parading with the Easter mob in my new lint, I walked barefoot through the knotted fibers of a ru? worth a. million bucks. And it felt line. A little history: The pipe deal was in Chicago. Some pipe and tobacco people got ~ together and offered some fins 49 prizes for the man who could puff longer on a pipe stern than anybody' else. Preliminary to the contest, a pipe man from out East exhibited a. lot of rare old pipes. The one I mentioned, worth upwards of $12,000, including tax, was a thing of beauty. I fired it up and wrote a piece about how sour it was and the man sent in a nasty letter. About the fiddle. That was In New York. A man had a collection of priceless Instruments and wanted to know if an old fiddle player would like to try one out. I did. The piece that appeared in the papers was a little to acid for the 'iddle mnn and he wrote back, too. Well, Mr. Fred P. Schondau, secretary and treasurer of the Geoi-qe Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria. Virginia, had better not sore. Because it was his idea that we take off our shoes and mush through the thick carpet worth a million dollars. Being the host, Mr. Schondau mushed first. He giggled a little and then yelled back that the coast was clear when he was half through the 50-foot long rug, and that the mushing was fine. A soothing experience like walking through several acres of feathers. It sure was. and it ought to Be cone every few minutes if you. ca:x . afford a million-dollar rug. Mr. Schondau explained that he v and the Masons didn't pay for th3 carpet. It was donated to the lodge by a man named Sarkis H. Nahl- gian, an importer from Chicago. We ought to be honest and say IIS NEA Wash'inglcm Correspondent two years ago- The latchstring has have not kept, what reason is there WASHINGTON, (NEA) — The apparently been out and the "wel- I to believe that any new agreements idea of having President Truman come' 1 door mat lias been ready ever ! Stalin might make now would be better kept in the future? There seems to be only one language that the Communists understand. And that is- force. Outcome of Greek-Turkish .Aid The only places where the Rus- hold with "Just one more conference" since. Premier Stalin is being SUB- j More Reason for Conference No* (jested—to avoid a war. Of course, a lot of things have This Isn't just something dream-j happened in the meantime. The cd up by Henry Wallace and oth-, communist coup in Czechoslovakia ers who believe they can do busl- ' j!md the demands on Finland have ness with Stalin. No less a world . t, ccn met by the creation of a five- '. s ' an s have been held In check is statesman than Premier .Ian Smuts power Western European union, where the U. S. has taken a firm ot South ASrlca declares that the Tne Marshall Plan is a little far- stand. Say what you please about great powers must speak to one thcr along but the situations In I the mistakes in Greece and Turkey, another as rnnn tn man. In a world ' Germany, Austria. Trieste. Greece,' If American aid hart'not been fur- that seems headed straight for war, Turkey, 'Palestine. China, Man- nished there, the Russians would Ihese and similar outpourings are j churia and Korea are no better. tonay-;be in control of the Bosphor- 1 Jfi YeaTS -want peace. ! conference "now " than~lhere~~was ! 'o take over'-the Middle East. Well-meaning as Jncse suggcs-' three months ago. I u can be argued that a greater tlons may be, they 'raise certain' But there is a strong feeling , show of force may only malce the doubts. Would another conference" among Washington officials that I Russians speed up their timetable, with Stalin do any good? is this any new moves for a conference If their eventual goal is to take over the time? , • , with Stalin now would only be « a " of Western Europe, then they A last appeal to Stalin Is being gesture of appeasement. w"' 'T to do It before they can urged on President Truman as good , It would be a confession that the be stopped. They didn't wait for politics, Jor domestic consumption, j Communists had won the cold" war : defeat at the polls in Czechoslova- The thought seems no be that If it thus far. For a settlement, Russia 1 kia. They moved in and took over works, it makes Truman a hero, would be in r> position to make new j before It was too late. answer Individual questions from I that the rug really isn't worth a j readers. However, each day he will' million bucks; about half that on i the rug market. But counting the cost of labor what it is today, that's what it would cost to make it—or more. It took 12 rug experts 27 years to tie the 54.000,000 knols that went into it. Working like the very dick- manv conditions which can cause [ ens six days a week.f hair'to fall out. Many general in-| It's something like David's coat, fectlons, such as typhoid fever. In- i All colors. There is a lot of blue fluenza or malaria, cause it. A few j and a lot of red. And also som* drugs can also cause it. There are | green and yellow. Thus Mr. Niahigian said he would be willing to donate the thing to he Masons on account of he was so grateful for the privilege of liv- .ng in America. Right now he lives in the Middle West and is so full of love for America he doesn't know what to do. He's also a Mason, and thinks that's a fine thing. • But about the million-dollar rug,» he says that it ought to last forever. And at that price, it ought to. And probably will. answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column. QUESTION: What Is the cause of falling hair at 35 years of age? ANSWER: There are 'a great also local scalp conditions which tend to lead toward loss of hair. In Blytheville — There were 50 guests present for the chicken dinner given last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Branson by members of Circle Three of the First Methodist Church. The small tables arranged In three rooms held for centerpieces peacefully. And that will help sell ..« v« ~*. , .the country on the President's new ing to \ise the bomb. A conference | slans may decide to act faster, program for a draft and UMT to now might only speed up the war, | This puts up a tremendous chal- build up military strength In prep- instead of delaying it. Co-operation I lenge to the U. S. This is a tough arntlon for the use of force. If ncc- would have to be on Russia's terms.: game of poker. The test Is whether essary. i That was pretty much the situa- , the country'has the guts to stay- As recently as last Dec. IS, Pres- lion at the Yalta Conference in to meet each bet and each call ident Truman was asked at a press February, 1945. Scarcely anyone^ will and to raise right through to the conference if he'd be agreeable to now deny that to get Russian co- j end. another meeting with Stalin. The operation at that time. Roosevelt 1 If the country has that will to President replied he'd be glad to i and Churchill paid too high a price, stick It, out. the time is coming see Slalln tn Washington, period. | In secret agreements they gnve the when it will be proper to Invite On Feb. 5 the White House reveal- | Russians too much In both Eased that Stalin had been invited to i tern Europe and Eastern Asia, speak at Fulton, Mo., after Church- I Such agreements as the Russians Stalin or his successor to a new conference. It will be to tell him, not ask him. SO THEY SAY IN HOLLYWOOD BY RRSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent By Ersklne Johnson Staff Correspondenl McKENNEY ON BRIDGE i Stratton" to Bob Taylor, after Van Johnson bowed out on orders of his I had elected to open with ft two- bid, thereby telling his partner that he could take ten tricks with spades as trumps. "When I bid three hearts, I would not have been surprised if the bidding had gone— three spades— pass—four spades. In that case I was perfectly willing to bid five diamonds. I decided to make the same bid even though they had not reached a game in spades. First of all, I had a possi- four. He replied that he was playing against a. very fine player who " llty of making it; second, I might ot get doubled; third, from my Is'tributlon I could not see much stop the opponents from making ve spades." However. Mr. Wolf became the HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Bob i doctor. It's the kind of a role Bob'.-, I f r anlf fffintt have been yelling for. * I enn. ««f«i. Dana Andrews gets back to Hollywood Sunday from a yacht cruiso Hope's favorite blonde (mine, loo) fans Is bi:k before the cameras after a scvcn-jear ntsence. Madeleine Carroll was working in "My Favorite Blonde" when the Japs struck it j off Lower California. He made Pearl Harbor. She completed the i 16-mm. color film titled "Forgotten picture and Immediately went to j Waters." starring his two younger work for the Red Cross. brothers. Daua ROCS Immediately in- Shc followed tbc troops to Africa. •'° "No Minor Vices." wilh Lili Pallo Italy, then to France and iiuo i mcr - * Germany. It was a heroic job which sbe now passes off with a shrug Aside to Linda Christians: Fur * ^ ' These layoffs have caused some loss j in AFM members' jobs and income. The . receding ban has had a bigger effect ' On the earnings of players in name . binds and symphony orchestras. If JIv. |Petrillo doesn't allow record making to sbe resumed before the present stock ;runa out, the popular bands will feel it ev*n worse. - All this indicates that Mr. Petrillo |m»y have outsmarted himself by his •devious maneuvering. It has been pre- |dktfci that nothing would bring him [itown off his high horse unless he let his •ftocratic methods pet so out of hand I am hopeful that the redrafted tax bill will tltract suffidcul voles to override a vclo il one should occur. In fact, I am hopeful that we can pass a bill thai the President will see fit not lo veto.—Sen. Eugene Millikin (Ri of Colorado. * * 9 Russia has not acted In accordance with tilings said at my conlerencc with Slaltn. They have followed a policy of disruption, attempted Infiltrdllon everywhere and have caused communist riots In France and Ilaly.—Harold E. Stassen. • • • I predict that If we dout take appropriate steps lo stop this Communist conflagration we arc go- Ing lo pay in blood.—Lt.-Gen. Albert C. Wcdc- mcyer, asking aid for China. • * * It's 86-ccnl-per-pound butter, not 4-ccut-ucr pound steel, that the working man in this country is complaining about.—President Benjamin F. Fairltss of U. S. Stbcl Corp. * » « President Truman's name should be barred from the November ballots. His no-discrimlnatlon program will open the door tor a totalitarian lorm ot government.—Gov. William Tuck (D) of Virginia, and the words, "I had lo go some- tiling." Now she's Inirk in Fred MacMurray's arms (her co-star in four . prewar Paramount films) in Iho comedy, "An Innocent Affair." She looks wonderful and plans to do ;il Icasl one film a year. There's also lalli of a Broadway sta^c shuu Tor her in Ihe fall. I She checked inlo a hold on Wil- < shire Boulevard for two days and then moved oul. Eaid Madeleine, who survived a couple of bombings, "It was too noisy." Now It's "Charles Laughlon Reads the Bible." HcV: doing an album lor Decca. . . Henry Hathaway, the director, Is ..criously 111 and will undergo an operation at Mayo Clinic. . . . There's talk again ot Margaret O'Brien and Claude Jarman. Jr.. doing "The Secret Garden" in England. Star Material Alter a q'jlcU look at "The Long Denial," RKO bosses have Bill Williams up for the male starring role A Bidding Problem By William f. McKcnney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service The 1948 Vanderbilt Cup tourna.- . mcnt has been over now for sev- | era! weeks. The >winners were Rob| crt Applcyard of Forest Hills. N. Y., Henry Soncnblick, Alexander Weiss and W. M. Llchlcnslein of New York City and Jay T. Fctgus oi Brooklyn. N. Y. The discussion of the hands is still going on In New Yorlc. and today's hand wa* one. What would you do with the Ea»t hand If North Just in front of you opened the biddinf with four lick the hero, because Wolf went own 800 points and Sonenblick el his opponents at four spades As result Sonenblick's team gained 900 points on the board. In a proposed Adams." remake of "Alice Tony Martin and Nsit Ooldstoue have a sure-fire popular hit ,n "Casbah," their musical version ol "Algiers'." Tony sines lour hit son^s and, surprisingly, turns in a first rate acting perform^!) Al Tcitcloaum is designing a fur parka for Tyrone Power lo wear in "That Wonderful' Urge." The parka will be made of wolf skins! ' Kicking Abound Again That life story of Al Smith Is be- liig kicked around again. . . . Ben Blue has a chance at the comedy lead in Monte Proser's new Broadway sliow. "Manhattan Tower." '. . . Dick Haymes nixed an offer of $43,000 to lend his name to a chain ol yoice instruction schools around the country. • * • A bis Hollywood night club was almost empty. Margaret Whltinj look one look around anJ said, "If Irvlnit Berlin were here, he'd wrlle a parody on 'There's No Business Like Show BuMlneM' »nd call U 'There's No Builnes* Period.'" Kurd HaUlcld gets a change of pace from ihose stone-face roles. He'll play a tough character in "Tl:e Checkered coat," It's similar to Richard Winmark's role In "Kiss of Death." * * * Alan Ladd Is wearing make-up ['[^""diamonds. _.. for the first lime In his film ca- | 1Rp p cns t o that, Henry SoneiibHcl: iccr for "The Great OaUby." He i made the winnlni bid. He doubled has to look n—and the meke-up | and h i s partner passed. They set 4KQJS + 10984 Tourn«mtnl—E-W vul. South Witt North T.ul Pass P«« 4 * Double J« Packing firm Unloads Stock in Spite of Pickets CHICAGO, March 30. (UP) — Twent'y head of cattle were herded into the struck Wilson and Co. plant . yesterday, the first load received by the plant since the nationwide meat packing strike began two weeks ago. Company officials declined to comment, but presumably the company intended to slaughter the animals with the aid of supervisory personnel. The cattle were moved Into the plant via an overhead ramp. Few of the pickets in the street below seemed to notice them. Shortly afterward, a truck moved through the picket lines to ths plant loading platform. It was loaded with sausage and processed meat which had been stored in the plant of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Denton who attends Randolph Macon Woman's on this hand and Sonen- College.^ Lynchburg. Va^. is on '" ' "~ ""'" *" Deans list for this semesters present session. Mrs. c. S. Stevens spent yesterday in Caruthersville as the guest of Mrs. John Sawyer. Ambassador HORIZONTAL 64Clolb measure 1,3 Pictured 65 Negative word envoy lo the 66 Son of Sclh spades? Some of the boys sugscste.1 live diamonds. You can s«e whal U. S.. U 7 He 10 Musical note 12 Symbol for tantalum 13 Sea eagle 14 Individual 15 Paid notice ISCapilal of Norway ISMelal 20 Seize .22 Goddess of infaluation 23 Ripped 24 Number 25 Sprite 28 Babylonian deity 30 Caravansary 32 Join 35 Area measure 36 Transpose (ab.) 37 Right (ib.) 38 Preposilion 39 Crates 41 Minile .' 43 Morsel 44 Brazilian (Bib.) 67 From VERTICAL 1 Portico 2 Hops' kiln 3 Recent {comb form) 4 Year (nb.) 5 Integral part 6 Fiddling emperor 7 Sharpen 8 Within 9 Kncountcrcd 10 Body of wale/ill Arabian gulf 21 Gudrun's 40 Vfeefi 42 Speed ctr.lesl 45 Indian 27 He is his country's "^ ^' a y-, cr ambassador 47 Let il slt.rd; to Ihe U.S. 48 Rough l«va 28 He represents 49 Penally 50 Ardor 29Penetr,ile 52 Peruse 30 Membranous 53 Shiclu btai ing bag 55 Ligh* brov/u 31 Age 57FoolliKc i-urt 17 Sidelong look 33 To dress 60 Behold! ' i ISEither 34Compasspoinl 62 Italian ruer ' M. I "I gives him t^al tcen-Rge look. i Columbia executive.'! are gno; 1 ."!?-'," llielr nclh over the sudden * ', dom of Shelley Winters In "A the contract one trick. The biddtr.s at the other lable: Soiilh and West passed and Rob- ing to date as Hie native girl. I think M-O-M mnde a wl.w choice In ;lvtne "The Life of Monte opU'in dropped. ycars as ° bul her Reid Courier Ntwi Waul Ada. it go't ' Wolf again he bid' five diamonds. I later asked him why he <nmp«J lo live dUmonds instead of •'-••- 45 Sphere 47 Secure 51 niood money 54 Trial 56 Kile end 57 Equal 58 Whirlwind 59 Malt drink 61 Back of neck 63 Indian mulberry 1 I

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