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Thursday, April 15, 1948
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EIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUX COURIER NEWq Oa ft. W UA1NC8, FubLkJwr JA1UB U VERHOEFP. Bditor i PAUL O. HUMAN, Ad»erUcin« Mincer •a* MtttoBtl Adv*ruZn{ RepnMnUUre*: Witaaer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, % w»ii«i« every Alternoea Except Sunday u itcond cl&s» nutter *t the pot- «t BJythevllle, ArkuMf, under act ol Con- October «, HIT. Served by the United Preat SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city o! Blytnevllle or any •uburtan town where carrier wrvlce iB maintained, Me per week or Sic per month. By mall, within * radius ol 50 miles, »4.00 per yew, KM lot six months, $1.00 fnt throe monthi; by mall outside 50 mile sone, f 10.00 per rear payabl* in advance. i Meditation I u4 mj Fmlher ut out.—John H:M. • * » God be thanked lor thai good and perfect, gift, the gift unspeakable: His H(e, His love, His very lelf in Jesus Christ.—Maltbie Bibcock. [ Barbs Here* hoping that the coming sunburn season will stop tome people from giving themselves so many pat* on th« back. • « • The refrlieralor li where you put dishe* con- talnJnj djM of food bmuse you don't win! lo wash them. * * » School kids should be given credit for original ideas, says a teacher. Except when they concern spelling. • ». * Why *o people have to take iprlnt clulhe* out af the moih ballt and promptly board a crowded atuffy street ear? » • * What you don't know hurl* you most when you try to 1*11 it. Army Day Provides Chuckles for Soviets Jtmugement of their superiors in the Kremlin, Choice of a Historic Role Those who called for a practical. businessman to administer KliP should be grateful for President Truman's choice of Paul G. Hoffman. Those who wished for an administrator of broad interests and liberal sypipathies should be equally happy. On the basis of his record, Mr. Hoffman fills both requirements. The president of the Studcbakcr Corporation is a highly successful busi- executive and a firm believer in capitalism and private enterprise. He was a founder and the director of the Committee for Economic Development, a group of businessmen and economists whose advice on such (.hint's as recon- version, postwar production and taxation has been sound, realistic and admirably intelligent. He also helped draft the Hairiman report on EUP. Perhaps no American outside of government has ever been called on to perform a more difficult tusk than the one assigned to Mr. Hoffman. It is immense in size and complexity. There are few sign-posts to guide him. To think that lie will not make mistakes is to ask the ' superhuman. Yet it is hard to think of anyone who is better fitter! by wisdom, energy and experience than Paul G. Hoffman to tackle this historic undertaking. It would be interesting to know what went through the minds of the Russian army and air force observers who sat In a reviewing stand with President Truman to watch the Army Day parade in Washington. They saw soldiers with rifles. They saw Wacs and Waves. They saw and heard plenty of bands. In all, they watched 15,000 persons march past the stand. But the Russian observers saw no tanks. In fact, they saw only one weapon bigger than' the foot soldiers' rifles. That •was a 90-millimeter grun. It would also be interesting lo know their reaction when excerpts from the Army Day speeches throughout the country were translated for them. The information these speeches contained would be familiar. Nevertheless, the tenor of official expression on this day of military celebration must have enlightened them. They probably heard of the Army Chief of Staff's statement that Russia IE the only nation capable of waging aggressive war today. They must have heard that General Wedemeyer called the Army's manpower situation critical, and that he informed the country that five nations have larger armies than America's. They doubtless were told that General Kenney had spoken of Russia's natural resources as the richest in the world, and had expressed the belief that Soviet factories are capable of producing 40,000 aircraft a year. And that Assistant Secretary of the Army Gray had confessed that the U. S. Army has . only 54,000 men available for combat. Unless they read their own propaganda with cynical realism, it might . have surprised these Russian observers to reflect that they were in the country which, according to Soviet officialdom, is swollen with imperialistic ambition.' Can this be the same America, they might have asked themselves, that the American Henry Wallace talks about? is this the America whose government is leading the people into war? I s this the America whose policy it is to get tough with the Soviet fatherland—this country with a combat army of 54,000 men and only one gun to parade before it* President?' • •.. , We don't know what went through the Russian observers' minds. But we can imagine that they may have chuckled over their vodka as they sat down to dinner in a land which has so much of wealth and comfort and abundance, .W»d apparently so little concern about protecting it. • We can even imagine that the next diplomatic pouch from the. Soviet Em- b«ssy contained « footnote on American militarism, written by the two military __ otatrven for tht «nlightment and VIEWS OF OTHERS Republican Race Tightens Wisconsin has not nominated Harold ,E. Stassen. Bui It has probably blocked any early- vote nomination ot Thomas E, Dcwey. And It has almost, certainly eliminated Gen. Douglas MacArthur who had been put forward as its own "favorite son." The Wisconsin Republican presidential primary has once more proved Important all out of proportion to its 27 delegates. In 1<H4 it eliminated Wendell Willkie. This year II has drastically reshaped the whole picture of presidential prospects. First of all it has advanced Mr. staxsen to the rank of a real contender. After his relatively poor showing In New Hampshire, and because of the known antipathy for him among somo parly managers, his campaign has recently been dubbed a "race lor the Vice-Presidency." Now all this Is changed. By his smashing victory In Wisconsin, Mr. Stassen becomes definitely one of the leading contenders. His showing In Wisconsin should have a marked effect on the primary in neighboring Nebraska next week. Also on the Oregon primary in May. Only a bad run in Nebraska and Oregon can prevent the former Miimcsota Governor from going lo the Philadelphia Convention in a highly favorable position. Governor Dewey's supporters are pointing out that on the same day he was losing in Wisconsin the election of delegates in his own state was Riving him "four times as many as anyone In Wisconsin." But New York's 90 were already counted for Mr. Dewey. And ms loss in Wisconsin- underscored by his winning there in 194Q and 1 1944—counts at least four times a.-, heavily as the formal gathering In of New York's delegation. Mr. Taft is only indirectly affected. His relative position against Mr. Dcwey Is improved and he, may inherit some MacArihur support if (lie General withdraws. But the big Stasscn vote can hardly encourage any right winger. The cflect on Senator Vandcnbcrg's position is also indirect. There Is likely to be less talk of a Vandenberg- Stassen team. But If Mr. Stassen should b« clearly blocked In the convention, his delegates would find it easier lo walk into the Vandcnbcrg than Into the Dewcy or Taft camps. The total result 1* to tighten the Republican race Tli e striking effect of this one state primary accents the need for Americans to give more thought to the whole question ot presidential primaries. There should be more opportunity for the voters to express their preferences. A larger number of well-conducted prcllmlnaircs would give more weight to such polls and make it harder for parly managers to name ihe candidates. One of the questions about the value of (he Wisconsin result^-the large number O ( Democrats voting In the Republican primary-could bi removed by a wide-open primary like Nebraska's. Such contests in a number of key states would enable Ihe American people really i o nominate their Presidents. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, SO THEY SAY ELYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Putting a Little Polish On It THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1348 House Agri Committee Gets Down to Earth, Fertilization of THl DOCTOR SAYS BT rdnlft r. Iff M BL Somewhere around the age of 13, girls reach a stage of their development commonly called adolescence. This Ls, of course, a completely normal development which happens each year to about one and a half million girls In ihe U. S. When girls are Instructed before this lime as to what lo expect and are lold that the changes which occur are a perfectly normal 5 tei> toward maturity, they should not be disturbed. It Is, therefore, quite Important for the mother or a physician to discuss the beginning of adolescence fully and frankly before the definite signs of II appear. Information concerning ariolps- Prospect for Federal Administration Change Gives Washington Officials Cause for Jitters nation's capital, the federal popii- j these jobs would lie lation has found a new cause for :onage purposes. Jitters. terms and ninny aren't For the past 16 years employ- ' trouble of changing mcnl conditions for government workers have been exceedingly stable. Now. however, the chances of these being a flock of new bosses e for pa - dllli " Istration 'f a change of would be the ns-w Top 2000 Most Worried around after the election next November seem to be getting bigger every day. Romp riri-v rivprf '•""""•">"«""" "- wuuia oe me ns-w «en't vor y ,,h ri ih?, pra!Uent WU ° r J ' d have the real worry under the federal govern- I mcnt set-up as it exists today. He [has to change the course of the The most Important jobs with I giant, ponderous 2,000,000-man ma- thsl 5 per cent, however, are the-chine which Is Ihe executive-branch ones which constitute the real core of the government with the help of a President's policy-making, op- of only 2000 men win probably nev- erating administration. These in- | er hart experience In government cent changes should, of course, be Riven in a completely matter-of- fact way. A girl should be told that >11 girls her age are going throuih the »«me experience. Delay Common The changes In gijls do not always come at the same age nor are they completed at the same rate of speed There l s usually no cause for alarm If there is delay until H or 15, or if it starts before 13. After adolescence begins and usually for two or three years afterward, girls are normally somewhat nervous and les» consistent In their behavior than they were before and will b* later. They often cry more easily, they become unreasonable in tlielr actions with others for no apparent reason. Parents should understand that these things do happen and they should not worry about the seeming personality change which often develops. When unreasonable behavior an the part of adolescent girls does break out, the parents should take It calmly but continue to be firm about Rhlch realty matter. those things Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to B* Harnun W. Nichols (United frets SUM Correspondent) WASHINGTON, April 15. (UP>You'll be happy, r .nd most likely right proud lo know that your government is getting down to earth. As Rep. Ev Dlrksen of Pekin III., looks at U. (liere's no »i!iej way io go now but down. To the very good, old earth, as Pearl Buck used to say. We've already examined and conquered the four needles of the compass, and there's not much up yonder we don't know "bout. Except maybe the green cheese in the moon and what color, if any, are the people on Mars The honorable Mr. Dirk sen was appearing before the House Agriculture Committee In their spiffy green-appointed meeting hall on H. R. 4752. Mr! Dirksen's own bill. If would establish a national fertilizer and soil fertility laboratory. Mr. Dirksen smoothed out his powder blue suit, fingered the starched white hanky in his coat pocket and got rl?ht to the point. To Ills way of thinking, said he conservation of soil fertility Is the greatest problem confronting all humankind today He pointed out that agriculture as an industry. Is 4.000 years—41 centuries—old. Hoiv much r-tcytr i have we-made, he asked? We likve- n't even licked the dandelion '•Take the elsctrlc lltht bulb, which Is a little nver halt a cc« lurv old." he cried. ^ "It started out as a trickle ot IfSht. But today it lights the world. Almost. Does agriculture brighten the world with its progress? No, Reps. Reid Murray and Auinst Ar.drescn from the great farm states ot Wisconsin and Minnesota In that order, blushed In shame, along with other members of the committee. The Hon. Mr. Dirksen then took his audience, which Included no more than a couple nl dozen, on a tour of the world. To India There, he said, he was on hand while a million and a half people starved, and he was helpless. Whv? The fertility of the good earth was not preserved He went from there to China, England and Palestine, etc. He added that, speak- answer indivldu,! questions from | ing of soil-why didn't we 'go back ^S'^S^-^JwtawllI to the original formula. Or „ answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. • • • QUESTION: What Is the cause of tetany? Whit »re the symptoms? ANSWER: There are several possible causes. One of them Is related nearly as possible. "The (food earth," h« said, "used to provide us with all of the vitamins we needed. Then, all of a sudden, we found we lacked vitamins. Turned out we did. Science produced them. So we gulp 'em down. And why? Because we don't ... — I '—••••• ji "vi wruj ; u \Ji_ail AC we Qfj to small glands lying in front ol \ get them In the foods we eat I me neck, called parathyroids. Most we used to " I important symptoms are spasms in it's because the mineral s a the muscles, face. The big.question Is Just what will clude cabinet posts, the assistant service before. I a new president mean to the 000,000 or so federal employes. Approximately 95 per cent, of all U. S. employes, me now protected by civil service laws. The only way a new Preslnenl could affect their jobs would be by drastically cutting down the size of the government. There has been talk of the possibility of a legal gimmick which could be used- An agency could be 2 _ I secretaries and un "' j most bureau chief diplomats. It is estimated nder secretaries, s and the top that there are about 2000 Jobs today who are most worried about the possibilities of President. Truman's chances for reelection. Their jobs are at stake. But the cause for job worries isn't necessarily limited fi the 2000. The ( top level civil service employes know that a new secretary or assis- aboltshed by Congress and imme- [ tant secretary couldn't legally fire diately recreated under a new act. - r them. But they could have their This would void an employe's legal status in that agency and they could all be fired, li Is doubtful if a new President would try this. Included in the 5 per cent who aren't under civil service are persons working for the Tennessee Val- authority taken away, be assigned unpleasant jobs, or worse still, just be given nothing to do. This has happened. The top civil service workers do vital work, too. They sometimes help in making policy and many have access to the Pres- If there is a new President for the next term, students of government will be very interested to see Just how much he will be able to influence or change the course of the government. He will, be stepping into a unique situation. No previous President has ever inherited such a giant organization to try to run-in the first place, except President Truman who was really not sleppingg into the Job cold And second, a new President will have less help on his side to do the Job in relation to its size than any previous President. IS Fears Ago In Blythevllle— . — the mineral salt?, around the. j that used to be In the soil aren't there any more, the man from Illinois said, 'That among ocher things. All a matter of nutrition, said he. Look at Germany, where they have neglected that sort of thing. There, the average a d u ]t is j« pounds under weight. "I hear that half of the mall The Blytheville Junior High School will open as a free public institution next September, Supt. Crawford Greene announced today. The board hopes to keep the school on that basis all of next school year. The Senior high school will remain. « tuition school. To bring the school budget within anticipated revenue it was necessary for the board to reduce sal- Most of the Job of changing the j aries of all school employees course of the government is not per cent, a question of changing laws. Tt Is a question of changing the administration of the executive branch. IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent iNjughl a horse, tried to whip Jack Dcmpscy in Texas Guinan's pluce, and otherwise marlc en- dearinjf tiijtory, "I gol into a fight and came out IctUh best and my fiancee didn't know me when she saw me. She wed another, of course, and lo this day her appendix acts up. Speak kindly of me to whosocvr-r may be casting at the moment." Not the Type By Erskinr Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) -. Behind I the Screen: Of all the stories told about the late Will Rogers. I Use this one best. It's told by Joel Mc- Crca. The day Joel started work with Will for the first time in the pic- lure. "Lightnln',". they had a scene together in a buggy. Will had a long speech and Joel had a couple of fast cues. But Will never got to the cues, and Joel complained that he couldn't follow the script. "I'm ioiry, Joel," salH Rogers. "1 forgot to tip you off. You see, I'm not much of an actor. I can't remember lines. I Jujl talk. When I jet finished talking, I'll nudge you. Then jou start talking." And that's the reason Will Ros- crs went through all his pictures nudging people. It was time for them to "start talking." Tunesmjtli Andre Previn called •The sight of Danny Kayc an:l 1 neighborhood theater when he ic.'.d h;-> estranged wife. Sylvia Fine, I they were playing "Of Human lunching together in the Warnei | Bondage." He explained 'to the girl Studio cafe, walking together on | who answered the telephone that the lot and going into story con- i two film versions had been made of claim of originality. Now It is interesting to find some local authorities claiming lo be originators of something that was in use betore they played bridge. The McCampbell count is as follows: Ace 4 point* Kin f i polnU Qieen z points Jack i point Two ten-spots equal a jack. Most modern experts agree on the following count for an original bid: For one no trump you must have from 16 lo 19 points, for an original bid of two no trump you must have 22 to 24 points, for an Philip Dorn went chopping for a j original bid of three no trump 25 Umiiiciman's Jacket just before ;ie ; to 27 points. With more than I took off fnr the wild woods of Oregon. He stopped in a swanky spo.-ts- store in Beverly HiHs. He selected a wild plaid jacket, tried it, on but got only a doleful look from Ihe salesman. "What's wrong?" asked Dorn. "I don't know." sniii Uio clerk. "Van Johnson bought that model a fev.- weeks a^o and on him it looked wonderful." hvcry single worker In Scandinavia ought to know with scorching certainty that the workers will lose their freedcm.-Einar Oernardsen, Premier of Norway. • • * Enough gasoline and oil lo meet the nation's total demand for 1500 years can be manulactured from only a quarter of our known COM reserves. —Dr. Homer Z. Martin, Standard On Co. • • t The united States has a little Iron curtain of Its own.-Mrs. Ircnc joliel-Curle, French Nobel prize winner who was detained at, Ellis island. • • » It's stupid to restore Trieste to Italy under present world conditions. It would mean trouble the way things «re now In Europe. Rep. Sol Bloom ID) of New York. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE fercnces together is one of things you have lo set used to .n Hollywood. Danny is the star, Sylvia one t^f the producers of his next picture, ironically litled, "Happy Times." j version, of course." For a couple who can't gel along ; at home, their dialog is confusing: "But darling," says Danny, "may " ussest this." Bill darling," sajs Syl\ia, '1 | think we should do It this way." i A Sad Thing ! Louis Calhern just closed in n ' short-lived play. A friend in Hoi- j lywood sent his condolences and! Calhcrn replied: [llOW Mcttlll])l)Cll "Failure Is a sad thins in the ' rj; theater and it is interesting and ,* ever new. I have parlicipati'd in too • many to count. I'm glad I don I drink any more because this is a cue lo go on a beaut. I recall one failure in or about 1D23 which sent me on a tx*aul. Those were lus!y days. "I had been so certain of that play that 1 had made A c!--wn payment on a farm In Vermont and had promised my fiancee an arpendcclomy and * brooch. The play opened on Momli'.y night and my beaut opened very early Tuesday mornlnj. When it was over I _ „.. jwitio had proposed marriage (o Ihrcc I H. Gorcn Incorporated it 4<ie»UonaM« women -11* I had ' 27 points open either with a two- bid or four no trump. Note that there is a black spot between the one and two no trump bids. When you have a count of 20 or 21, you must open with a suit bid. For example you might have a four-card heart suit, in which case you bid a heart. If your partner bids a spade, you bid two no trump, which tolls your partner tint you have an "In-between" hand In response to an original one no trump bid partner raises to two no trump with .•-. court of 8 or 9. or with a count o: 7 and a five- card suit, ^vith a count of 10 to the story and he wanted to know i 14 /",'^,* 0 lhrc . c n ,° trut »P- which was being shown. ' " "' Tlicre was a Ions pause, the girl said V>righlly: Oh. it'.s the Somerset Maugham I A total count of 33 or 34 should Then i Police a smnll slam, while a total count of 37 or 38 should produce a grand slain. In our lesson hand nest Thursday 1 will give you some addlllonal Information on the point count system for no trumps. Count Works n.v \VillKim E. McKcnnr; A nericu'x Card Authority Written for SEA Service IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE CllirKASAWKA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. Paul D. Foster Plaintiff, vs. No. 4138 Continent?! Distributing Comiany, me-, Defendant The First National Bank In Blythc- vil'c Garnishcc I WARNING ORDF.R I Continental Distributing Com| pa My. Inc.. is warned lo appear in _ . . ! U>c Circint Court tor the Chlcka- Brlvise moves in cycles. Twenty sawba Distilct of Mississippi Conn- years ugo mv column carried nolh- , ty. Arkansas within thirty davs ing but auction. Looking back from Ihe date hereof to answer's through the columns I liml that t complaint [iled against [•. by Paul .idvccoted the Bryant McCampbcll ~ Pitch count, marie popular at that time by Milton C. Work and R. R. Richards. This pitch count lins been used by some bridce pln.vors for the past 20 years. A few yc.irs ago Charles carriers In Hamburg had to be slapped in hoBpitals because 'of health.- Toa »klnny lo carry their mall! « bag of Political Announcements The courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidates, subject to the I Democratic primaries, July 20 and ! August 3: COUNTY TREASURER Frank Whitworth COUNTY COURT CLERK Elizabeth Blythe FOR CORONER E. M. HOLT FOR COUNTY ASSESSOR Herbert T. Shippen STATE REPRESENTATIVE L. H. Autry Leslie N. "Dukie" Speck For County JuSgg Roland Green For Circuit Court Clerk Harvey Morris Plenty of Towels And fresh cottons too! Smart Mother Takes Them to "U-Do-lt" Laundry Wash on our modern MAYTAG MACHINES and dry on our GAS FIRED DRIERS. Open 7 a.m.—Close 5:30 p.m. Close Saturday -at noon. Oi>en Tuesday and Thursday until 9 p.m. 323 N. Second Street. Phone 4247. Musician "IM-. I' in D. Foster. Hits the 24tl< day of March. 1948. HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk 325-41-8-15 Ibook hs wrote, without making any I the farmer. Denmark numbers Its eggs that they can be traced back j HORIZONTAL I 1.5 Pictured I musician 111 fondle 113pleic acid [ Jalts [13 Encourage |16 False god J18 Minute Fkin opening 19 Manuscripts (ab.) 20 Ensnare 22 Born 23 Bovine quadruped 2-1 Within 26 Leather thong 29 Eagle's nest 33 Expunge .14 Approaches 33 Moving 3fi Notions 37 Street <ab.) 38 Steamship (<ib.) 39 Slender brisllc of Brain 42 Kind of poem 47 Head covering JO Fruit 52 Waistcoat 53 Rabbit 54 Venerates 5B Idolizes SB Arid region 53 Poems VERTICAL 1 Small flaps 2 Angers 3 Permit < While 5 iVative of Morocco S Bulging jar 7 Compass point 8 Light knock 9 Short jacket 111 Withered 11 Eccentric \vtieel 12 Transgression It Observe 17 Delirium HjAIRIL | Nl'OlT A R f HARILEE WloTft TlDtE R.E JM[C rests "~33Z JMilfi _ I R O 5 POTo IB G_ t "S 2G Ocean 27 Transposes (ab.l 23 Rodent Uemens (ab.) -WSailyard 20 Adepts 21 She is an Argentine 23 Desert garden spot 25 Requires (Scot.) 3't Man's name .12 Worm 39 April (ab.) •10 Obnoxious pianl •11 Church part 43 Above 44 Bird's home . 45 Nova Scotia' .(ab.) 46 Greek letlert 47 Solicitude 4S War god 49 Foollike part 51 Legal point 53 Coal scuttle 55 Of the thing 57 Accomplish : f*

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