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r AGK sot BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1948 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS " THK COURIER NEWS CO. ' aw RAINES, Publittxr t MJtSC U VXRHOEPF, Editor D. Adwrtitinj Representative*: Wttaer Co. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Afternoon Except Sunday •» Mbood eU« matter at the post- gate* at BJytaerilk, Arfcanaac, under ad ol Cont, i»il. •erred by UM United Preo SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city of BlythevlUe or any •uburban town where carrier atrvlce l> maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles. $4.00 |>er year. 12.00 (or six months. 12.00 fir three month*; by mall outside 50 mile zone, 110.00 per year payable in advance. Meditation He that hath car, let him hear whit the Spirit tilth onto the churches.—Rev. 3:22. * * * The true disciple should aim to live for the (ocpel, rather than to die (or it.—Saadi. Barbs Don't rave when the spring rains come. It'll just be a lot of patter. • * • A California doctor lays "no" li Hie most important word In the Enclish language. But think of all the people who hold Job* because they say "ye»" at the rl»ht time. Any girl can be attractive If she has the right clothe*, says a designer. And any clothes on be attractive if they have the right girl. * * * It'i one thine lo show distinction tn clnlhei, mud Mmethlnf elM to ohow dlitincdj. * * * A writer says a good story must always have an ending that satisfies. The trouble Is, few wive* will wait to hear the end of (he slory. Good Advice From a Friend Former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins lias told labor that, the growing concept of just wages and fair working hours in the last 50 years is (lie result of co-operation and bargaining, not political pressure. She lias also warned that militant olilical action based on belief in iwrpelual class struggle might eventually destroy the labor movement. Those are frank words from a good friend of unionism. Equally frank was her recommendation that labor clean up its own back yard, impose self-limitation on the right to strike and continue co-pcralion and bargaining. This advice implies, of course, that management also must co-operate and bargain; But labor must still come half way. A comparative history of unions as bargainers and as politicians suggests thaot her advice is sound. It is likewise timely. This year's general election will impose enough strain at best in a period when our safety demands national unity. Now isn't the time for class struggle— or, for that mutter, for private crises ' like John L. Lewis' to be added to the grave general state of affairs. Red Tape Bogs Down Building of Needed Ships On the, day that President Truman asked Congress for universal training and selective service, the House Merchant Marine Committee opened hearings on the "state of the merchant service." Two days earlier Mr. Truman himself had named a four-man Cabinet subcommittee, made up of Secretaries Sriyder, Forrestal. Harriman and Schwcl- • lenbach, to survey the same subject. So, in spite of the urgency, it seems that this important element of the na- tional'defense structure .will be bogged down for' some time at the discussion level. '•' Mr. Truman received the report of an advisory committee on the merchant marine last November. The group, headed by K. T. Keller, president of the Chrysler Corporation, did a careful, comprehensive job. Now the Cabinet subcommittee and the House, group will surely /be going over the same ground, because the Keller Committee covered almost all of it. Nor would it be surprising if the present inquiries reached substantially the same conclusions. The story of our depleted merchant marine and ship-building industry has been told many times. There is no need to go all over it again. It is enough to say that we have slightly more than one- fourth the number of passenger ships we ha'd before the war; that none is under construction in this country while 137 are building in foreign yards; that shipyard employment is a third below what it was in 1939. The 'President's ad isory committee recommended a "modest start" on eight , ships this year, and a building program costing $150,000,000 annually for the next three years. The President has not acted on these recommendations. He did i ask 524,000,000 for construction and [ about $15,000,000 for contract aulhor- 1 ization in his 1949 budget, but that's i all. I It might seem that fast and coni- I modious passenger ships are one item in t the "price of peace" which Mr. Truman | said we must be willing to* pay. It takes • more time to construct such ships, builders say, than any other essential piece of war equipment. There have been many studies and hearings of our merchant marine needs in the past dozen years. But the last piece of legislation was the Merchant Marine Act of 1936. The House committee is now studying the possible need for new legislation and increased appropriations. Meanwhile, there is almost $90.000,000 earmarked for new ship construction in the Maritime Commission's till. Perhaps Congress' best contribution at the moment would be_to suggest that the President try to cut any red tape and rwiove ,any difficulties that are preventing 'that agency from converting - the nwDcy on hand into ships. VIEWS OF OTHERS Taxes and the Times Congress appears to be rushing tax cuts through while looking uneasily over its thoulder as if afraid the mounting world cilsls might catch up before it can act. It Is hastily passing out tax cuts with one hand as If not yet fully nware that with another hand It was preparing vast new military expenditures. We can only hope that the savings American taxpayers now happily count will not be wiped out by extra burdens next .Year. . This newspaper advocated more pay-as-you-go taxes during the wiu, and since then has urged that dcbt-cnttiug be put ahead of lax-cutting, particularly as a check on inflation. We have a distinct Impression today that there is much more election-year politics than there is sound economics In the tax bill now going lo the President. But In fairness we 'recognize that there are valid economic arguments for this measure. Surpluses have been leaping like jack rabbits. They have climbed far above repeatedly Increased estimates. Latest estimates give a total for the fiscal years 1048 and, 1940 of, roughly $20,000,000.000. That means that big debt payments can continue lo be made despite tax cuts and allowing even for new arms expenditures—unless these suddenly spurt. There Is, too, some reason to feel that Inflationary pressures have eased up a bit. Things haven's been quite the same since wheat prices broke. Of course, inflation would feed on a big arms program. But actual n<jw expenditures would take effect' slowly—unless the public went on a buying spree. Thi» is one of the psychological imponderables In the present situation which would incline many citizens to "play it safe," but as of today tax cuts have a less dangerous inflationary effect than a year ago. There Is one highly beneficial effect which the New Dealers have never recognized. This Is (lie Impetus which tax cuts should give to new risk capital. Before many more people can go to work in America, many millions of dollars must go to work providing the equipment. In recent years taxes have curbed such investment to an alarming degree. Unless Americans want to drift into socialism through the side door—depending on Government to do the investing—more opportunity must be given fo r Investors to save and more Incentive' provided for them to risk their savings. This bill does something to help by cutting taxes on big incomes—where moel of the savings that can be risked are found. We are not greatly persuaded by the argument that these tax cuts will prevent new wage demands. They may have some rcUirding effect because Ihcy will leave a bit more in the pay envelope. But on incomes under $3,000 that increase will not average a dollar a week. This bill docs make fnirer provision tor low Incomes—which have been hardest pinched by price increases- than did the two lax bills the President vetoed last year. But the fact that such savings are almost surely going Into the market to compete for still-short goods Indicates that the bill's inflationary effects arc likely to outweigh lu effects in curbing wage demands. This tax bill has a good deal more behind It than a crude desire to win the taxpayers' vole. But we question whether 11 could be Juslilled on ..purely economic grounds. And In face of the tremendous uncertainties of tht times it looks uncomfortably like the action of the man who on losing his job took home a big steak, explaining to his wife, "I don't know when we shall get an- 'And Stay There, See!' faster Egg Rolling Graduates From Cold to Throwing War THE DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NBA Service Rheumatic fever is a serious disease most common In childhood and youth. It was a serious problem in the irmed forces in both World Wars. Although It shows many signs of an Infection, the cause has so far - x* discovery. With modern methods study available, hov;- ever, Inert renewed hope for find- >ng the cau The fact /iat the cause is not tnown, hoaiver, Interferes serious iy with prevention and treatment. Knowledge of the exact cause would be of tremendous help in knowing President's Economic Advisers Compile Data For Finger-Tip Picture of Business in the U.S. y Peter Eilson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON .<NEA> — A quick picture of U. S. business conditions Is revealed in a new series of some 3O charts and supporting statistical tables prepared by the President's Council of Economic Advisers. First of the series, ready April 1, will be Issued under the title, "Economic Indicators." It is a strictly limited circulation affair. Only 10o copies of the first issue are being printed. Copy number one will go to the President's desk. Other copies will go to the heads of government agencies, their top economists and planners, an:l the Joint Congressional Committee j on the Economic Report. No use for 1 ny private citizen to try to Duy, jeg, borrow hey aren't lan Edwin G. Nourse of the Coun- 11 of Economic Advisers. But the value, of "Indicators" will jrobably 'create "some demand for iieir wider circulation. They pull- ogether in' one 10-by-15-inch book- ct all the basic but scattered data every well-informed business ex- perl wants at his finger-tips. The Council's intention is to re- 'ise the charts monthly and on a. aster schedule than Is possible for he more detailed Commerce, Labor, Agriculture or Interior data. In January and June the charts will >e issued as part of the President's semi-annual report on economic conditions to Congress. The other iO months of the year, "Economic :ndicators" will be issued separately. Indicates Still Expanding Economy "What the first set of charts re- # By Harnun W. Nlchoh (United fins staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Mar. 31. (UP) — You probably think of an Easter» Egg roll as something very gentle. Like tiddly winks or tossing the bean bag. Innocent toddlers in while panties and yellow rompers chasing hard-boiled eggs across a lawn. That was when you and I were young, sugar! The game has grown from a cold war Into a throwing war, and devil take the hindmost. At least In Washington The late Franklin Roosevelt put a stop to the egg rolling on the White House lawn, where the"practice had become a tradition oi» Easter Monday. He said It was tf waste of food, because several thousand kids can grind a lot of eggs |vcals factually and without Inter-, one in his top desk drawer. This , - pretatlon is a still expanding eco- is the book which Mr. Truman held can be decided only after thorough | nomy. Consumer prices—the cost of up for reporters to see at a recent knowledge ol the course of the dis- living index—are still going or steal one, because for sale, says Chair- index—are still going up, though wholesale prices leveled off in February. Personal income of individuals is approaching an all-time high of over $210.0CO.OCO,000. Installment buying, charge accounts and other consume]- credits have risen above . tlS.WXMXXJ.OOO. This is 50 per cent [ above a year ago, a third greater than prewar. Industrial production has been rising since January, 1947, to an index number above 190. as compared with 100 in 1939 and 247 in November, 1043. Construction continues its winter decline, but is higher than mid-summer, 1946. press conference when he wanted to show how the cost of living had been rising steadily since the end of the war. Other copies are held by Budget Director James E. Webb, Nourse, Treasury Secretary Snyder, Acting .Chairman Marriner S. Eccles of Federal Reserve Board. The sixth copy is a "floater." Charts in the book are .revised monthly. While one copy is being brought up to date the floater is substituted so . no holder will ever be without his book. into the soil. Besides the kids made a racket of It. No adult, according to ground rules, was allowed inside the gates unless followed by a small fry. The small fry would escort one big one In one gate and rush out another gate to pick up another big one. It was good business. Mr. Truman used the food shortage, too, as an excuse to keep the egg shells off the White House yard, But the rolling and throwing of eggs went on as usual Monday at the National Zoological Park. Ths cops can't do much about It there, because there are no rules. By 3 p.m. there were about 49,030 people in the place. The kids gathered in groups and organized their own egg rolls. There were no prizes. But the police estimated there were at last 1,000 fights. Some conducted a game called "Smash-the-other-fclfows-egg-and- eat-it-if-you-can." This 'was very popular. Another game was "Hide- it-and-find-it-yourself." Capt. J. A. Collins of the Park Police probably had the roughtcst job. He was iii charge of the Lost and Found Department. You'd be surprised how many kids can Jerk, away from mama In a place that size and get, themselves lost. Monday, over 50 did—chilly u It was. And all with dripping noses. The park cops acted like any other cops. They dug into their pockets and bought ice cream cones and wiped noses and dried tears. Odd part about It was that tbj lost kid department was in t^f. lion house. You couldn't see the lions for the "rescue" room, but you could sure hear them; roar. "It's this way every Easter Monday," said Captain Collins. "Look out the window there at the Bed Cross. You'd be surprised how manv of those kids get hurt. They QUESTION: What can be done fall down hills. They beat one an- what to do to prevent people from getting rheumatic fever, and of course would aid In developing Improved methods of treatment. Rheumatic fever does not always start in the same way. A typical attack, however, comes on suddenly with pain, swelling, and redness in one or more joints, rapidly Jump- Ing from one Joint to another. Fever is usually present. No Damage to Joints Although (he joints are generally involved, they are not permanently damaged by the disease as they are In some forms of arthritis. When the Joints recover they seem to be just as good as ever. The most serious effects of rheumatic fever are on the heart. Rheumatic fever attacks the valves on the inside of the heart and the muscles of the heart itself. Even in light cases, a murmur of the heart may be left but thls'Ls not necessarily a sign of serious danger to life or future health. Treatment is not too satisfactory. Those who are afflicted 'must be confined to bed during the acute stage of the illness. Drugs called salicylates (which Include aspirin) by mouth, and oil of wintergreen externally have been used for many years and are still commonly employed. The outcome of a. case is a highly individual matter. The future ease and careful examination of the heart itself. • • • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column.. for a running ear in boy? 14-year-oid "The Budget in Operation" was originally, prepared by Bureau of Otiier charts cover production In I the Budget to deal with government various industries, expenditures for j finances only. Then a few charts on --•--••- ---• --••••- • • •• general business conditions were included. Then Budget Bureau began duplicating a cheap reprint of the general economic chart* for wider circulation. When Council of Economic Advisers was created year and a half ago, it found a need for condensing the really important figures from the mountains and mazes of government statistics. In the President's January and June Economic Reports lo Congress a number of other over the head. They get Into j the darndest messes. But the runANSWER: Most likely cause of ping noses are the biggest problem." a running wr is a chronic infection | He said that the big job would in the so-called "middle ear." This come In the next few days: clean- lean be successfully treated by sulfa drugs or penicillin or an operation. In some cases, however,, no treatment has been entirely satisfactory. new plants and eciuipinent, strikes and lockouts, bank deposits, pur- chasm;; power, corporate profit.s, consumer income and spending, savings, average earnings, slock prices, cash farm income, prices received and paid by farmers and the parity ratio. Circulation of ''Economic Indicators" is being held down to 100 copies because Council of Economic Advisers had no money to go into the publishing business. In spite of . .—.--.— -_ the limited edition, this is not the j supporting tables 'were included, most exclusive of the government's They backed up conclusions in the reports and showed business trends. The trouble was that these data were made available only twice a year. The need was for quick monthly summaries. Out of this publications. That honor is reserved for a series of hand-made, colored charts called "The Budget in Operation." Only six copies of thvs wort are iii existence. Birth of Indicators The President keeps copy number IN, HOLLYWOOD BY tRSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, (NBA) — Behind tertain at a show at Purdue Unl- Ihe screen: Eight years ago Jerry , vcrsity. a young fellow with a crew haircut broke through the guard S«elen was selling shoes In New York City. Today he's one of Hollywoods' foremost writers of comedy songs. As they say, "There's No Business Like Show Business." As a slioe salesman, Jerry started sending jokes, as a hobby, to New York and Broadway columnists. On e day Joe E. Lewis heard about him, gave him a Job writing songs for his act. Three years Inter he had a fat Paramount contract as a song writer. Now he writes most of Danny Thomas' material and has written over HOO special material songs for the nation's top comics. M-G-M thought that hart Jerry stumped when they asked him to write a sonj for Thomas to sinp as the r.ibhi in "The Bis City." The studio said. "Jerry. Thomas plays a rabbi. Make. Him funny but give him dignity and moral for children." Jerry brought days later—the of college police waving a telegram grew the idea of the "Economic Indicators" series. Lochridge (South) won the opening lead of the queen of spades with the ace and led the queen of clubs. West played the four-spot and East the five. The play of the five gave West the tipoff that Lochridge held just the king-queen-jack. He continued with the jack of clubs, west went in with the ace and his partner played the three. 15 Fears Ago In Blytheville — The population of persons of school age in Blytheville School district declined by 21 It was announced today by W- M. McKenzie who Is taking school census. This years census shows 5,016' persons of school age In the district. C. M. Buck went to Harrison, Ark., today where he will Join Gov. J. I\r. Futrell and a party for a turkey hunt. 'Mrs. Buck accompanied him to Walnut Ridge. H. Hlghfill Is in Uttie Rock for a few days having gone over for a meeting of the State Hospital board of which he is a member. Editor Raps Ministers' Who Are Opposed to UMT and shouting. "I've got to deliver this to Bob Hope." He got Backstage and handed | the king and" get into dummy^ In Hope the .wire. It read, "Play it straight. I just want to get a scat on the stage." f Hope looked at the kid. gave him a knowing wink and told the guards, "Don't let this boy gel away. I want to answer the wire right after the show. In fact, hrinjr him ri^ht on the stage with me*" Lnter the kid explained his conduct. He had bet a number of fraternity brothers that Hope would invite him to sit on the stage rtnr- ing the show- other one." -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. SO THEY SAY Harry Long, the radio actor, was telling about the time he was hired to impersonate George Jesscl on a radio sho\v_ when he arrived for In the son<- two : llle rehearsal', the first person Lang western-flavored nict was Jessel So Lang cornered Now the club suit was established, but Lochridge still had to cash . order to try to kill the entry Into :ng up the shells and the rest of the mess. "And before we get It all cleaned up," he said, "here will come another Sunday—and more picnics. But thank, goodness without so' many hard-boiled eggs." Along about that time. Captain Collins happened to think of » problem right there at hand—one lost kid left over from the Easter egg roll. Name^of Jimmy, lie was old enough to know his phone number so the captain called his house. The mother aJiswered. . "Walt a second," she said. "I 12. I'd better count 'em." "Yep," she said. "One missing. Jimmy." "Y'ippe Oh! Yippc Av!" Says Jerry, ! lhc show's producer and said. "Why "It solved everything." ' did - " ' Jerry's latest project Is a hook Jc -"; We're not acceptlns the Prcsldcnt'j offer ol $*0 income tax reduction— S40 W0 irt buy thing.— Mrs. Joseph R, Parrington, League of Republican Women of D. C. arvy- prcsidcnt, There are today In tii c arsen titled, "Rhymes Without Reason." Sample rhyme: "Men always make passes With dice that arc loaded." "Oscar l> F.trks They didn't give Al Jolson an O.scar this year. But as Al says, "I'm happy. They gave me Larry Parks." * • « The plot of Deanna Uurbin's 1;U- esl, "Washington Girl," sounds like 'un. she plays a telephone switchboard operator in the White House, and the President and members of the Supreme court drop their affairs of state to help Dcanna solve her romantic problems. enals o l the great powers weapons-chemical, biological, and cllmato- loglcal-more devastaltng that the atom bomb. capable of erterminaling the last vestige or human, »nimal »nd vegetable life from the carlh. —Rear Adm. Ellis M. Zacharias, u, S. Navy, Ret. * * * No one following the Cohinmnh.t Party line could favor anyone supporting the Marshall plan. —Mrs, Eleanor Roosevelt. you hire me to impersonate when you've got Jessel?'' "Oh," said the producer, "Jessel is impersonating George M. Cohan." And then he whispered, "Jes- srl likes lo sing." Eo when lhc show went on the air. Jessel was on one side of the mike playing Cohnn and Lang was on the other side playing Jessel. ' "And believe me." says Lang, "we | both sounded like Harry Rlch- mnn." * AK 10 VQ5 * A9862 + KQJ Rubber—Neither vul. South W«t ' North i«3t 1 » Double 1 V Pass 1 N. T. Pass 2 4, Pass 2N.T. Pass 3+ Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening---* Q Jl who is aid of New York, criticized clergymen yesterday for opposing universal military training. "I fail to sec how any churchman or church group can help but be in favor of the training on pure- y religious grounds, if for no other reason," Poling said. Poling, who serves as senior min- ster of the Baptist Temple at 'hiladelphia arrived here for the Town Hall of the Air program broadcast to the nation from last night. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE dummy West made the rare play known as the Deschapelles Coup He led the king of hearts. • Now came Charlie's dream play. EIc did not go up with dummy's ace. He played the three-spot, and from his own hand threw the queen of hearts. When West continual with the six of hearts, Lochridge flnesseii the ten in dummy. When it held he led the ace of hearts, discarding the king of clubs from his own hand, then cashed dummy's three good clubs. f said. "Charlie, supjwse that East had held the jack of hearts?" But Charlie replied, "1 told you this was my dream hand." National Munitions Board To Make Industrial Study WASHINGTON. Mar. 31. (UP)—. The National Munitions board yesterday announced the beginning of a countrywide survey of rnilitary- industry preparedness covering 11,000 Industrial plants- Thomas J. Hargrave, munitions board chairman, said the survey is ties of 00 per tion's industry. Officers of the cent of the na- Armed Forces Read Courier News Want Ads. will go Into each plant to discuss emergency wartime potential production with plant management. The munitions board emphasized that, the Information will be sought on a voluntary basis. The results of the inventory will be the basis of a new industrial preparedness program for the nar tion. If the United Stales went to war tomorrow it would revert t<t the old World War II wartime prop duction system. Writer HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured playwright 12 Fold 13 Subterfuge 15 Falc 3 Parent * W N orm 5 Rend 6 Tyndareus' wife 7 Stale ,,,. . , 8 Foreguard 16 Make unhappy 9 p| ura i su |fi x 18 Poem 10 One of a mo! 19 Type of bomb u Swiss songs 21 Bellow 12 A pp] ouds 22 Indians H French town , 23 Smoking tools 17 Accomplish . 1 20 Threatens /\ 'f Manila Store Fifes For Incorporation LITTLE HOCK, Mar. 31. (UP)— McKlnnon's Inc.. of Manila filed articles of Incorporation with Secretary of Stale C. O. Hall yesterday as n dealer In general merchandise. The firm named R. J. McKinnon of Manila as a resident agent and The other nlghl Charles Lochridge, listed $150,000 capital stock. Other Is "Riding on the Old Donncr Trail." 1 secretary of the Vandcrbilt Cup incorporators were Hazel McKUi- Slaje Crasher I Committee, said, "Mac, I finally non and Claudia Stahr, both ol before Bob Hope wa» U) en- found th« dream hand." Here it is.' Manll*. Sonja Henic plays a waitress who poses as a countess at a swank < f)ff>fitu 1*]ri\r' winter resort In her new picture, i tsrt,lini t III) "The Countess of Monte Crislo" It's always a winter resort In Son- Ja's pictures — they have lo get her on the Ice. Jerry Colonna ha.s embarked on a new career — song writing. His latest, written wllh John Wolfe. By .William K. McKemicy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service 25 Charm 26 Play part 27 Concise 28 Rough lava 29 Preposition 30 Choose ?.•< Worship 37 Neck hairs 38 Singing voice 39 Rainbow 40 Warmth 44 Facts 43 Game of lag (UriL) 16 His last play much comment 4>1 Aeriform fuel 4D Mesopotamian town 51 Strike out 53 Pollutes 34 Trap VERTICAL 1 Secret 2 Forehead 22 Set on en<5 24 Chairs 25 Ermine 30Gives forth 31 Lasso 32 Puz/.le 34 Wild ass 35 Turn 36 Expunge 41 Ages 4?. One 43 Spreads lodrj 46 Sea eagle 47 Lair 50Threc-locd sloth 40 Male red deer 52 Note of scale

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