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Blytheville, Arkansas
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|i; ' ' FOUH; 1 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUB BLYTHJEV1LLE COURIER NEWS t'OOUMXER HEWS OO. I L. VERHOEFF. Editor PAUL O HUMAN. Advertian* Uuufer /'/'a)o4, uattonal'"Advertisirn RepnsentatWet: WaUae* Winner Co. New York, Chicago, Detroit, every Afternooo Except Sunday u second clan matter tt tb.e* port'.at Blytheville, Arluiuu, under *ct ol Con- October 9. 1917. Served fly Uu United Pre» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carter la the city ol Blytnevlllt or «ny luburban torn where currier service !• maintained, XX; per week, or We per month. By m*ll. within » r*<ilus ol 50 miles. H.OO |>er year. $200 (or six months, 11.00 (or three monlhi; by null outside 50 mile tone, < 10.00 per year p*yabl« In advance. Meditation . Hc'akn th«t Is slothful In his work Is brother to him that !• » »re»t w»t*>.—Proverb* 18:9. * • ' * , There Is no remedy for lime misspent; , No healing (or tlie waste of idleness, 1 Whose very languor Is a punishment Heavier than active souls can feel or guess. i —Audrey At Ver*. Barbs When you get too familiar on short notice you're likely not to be noticed for long. , t * * . * i Who sti (he price un jjood wife's new sprint totmet? We iiispeci the marl hatter? f • » • y i It won't be long until the bathing beaches will inj like a flock, of magazine covers. l Rubber hecU are lutftested during spring ' da;*. Ihey don't icratch the desk so easily. .' Soon college gratis will be hunting position! and finding jobs. Plan to Revise UN Would Meet With Little Success i. A bi-partisan group of 17 senators . nas opened a campaign to revise and strengthen the United Nations, with or without Russia. Their leader, Senator Flanders of Vermont, has announced that he will oppose the President's request for a loan'-to build permanent UN headquarters in New York until the organization "is reinstated as our primary agent for the establishment of peace." The group's program is in two gen- •ral sections. First the senators would put the U. S. and the Soviet Union on •trial, so to speak, before a special session of the UN General Assembly. As we understand it, the. Assembly woulrl weigh the policies and actions of each government in an effort to determine which sought peace ,-and which did not. After the verdict this country would seek a reorganization of the UN, under the ' senator's plan. ,' America and Russia already have put themselves on trial before the UN. They have argued their cases numerous times, with accusation, counter-accusations and denials. These debates have done little except to increase bitterness, widen the rift between the two countries, and slow up the UN's work. There are two difficulties in the suggestion that these governments argue their moral cases before an informal court of world opinion. Once concerns the peculiar communistic concept of truth. . ' Truth, as interpreted by Communist . leaders, is not something provable, not ^something that reflects accurate obser- yation or factual deduction. Truth to them is something which they feel will advance their own interests, further their own policies, or discredit their opponents'. This concept of truth seems to have - become a habit. Tile Kremlin appears to have deluded itself into thinking that the world can be treated like the regimented Russians. Thus we have the re. peated stories of American imperialism % and aggression, which the Kremlin expect s the world to believe. The second difficulty is to know what the General Assembly's verdict would accomplish. There is no question of What, the verdict would be. The free world knows who the aggressor is in this cold war. But if the UN should brand Russia as a power that does not •eek peace, what'then? Would Russia apologize and reform because of this rebuke? Or would she walk out of the / We see no virtue in driving the USSR into complete isolation. It \vould > ;»*«» better to keep Russia in the UN, £ however much she makes a mockery of _ ,th« proceedings, while efforts go for: ! ward to stop her aggression by material , "trench rather than by moral condem- ''"*"»• For it seems now that there is ' to save not only the United i bat world peaei. Strong Arms and Weak Reasoning We don't know how many votes some well-meaning but hot-headed citizens of Indiana«tieJivcred to Henry Wallace, but we would guess quite a number. The assault on three of Air. Wallace's supporters in Kvansville and the refusal of hotel accommodations to the third party candidate in Indianapolis are not in the American tradition. Further, they played right into Mr. Wallace's hands by giving him a chance to say that he is a . target of discrimination and a iwlitical martyr. v Mr. Wallace shuws abundant evidence of being able to defeat himself without the help of fists or loclt-outs. We hope they won't be used again. VIEWS OF OTHERS ACooked-Up Deal? •Again John L. Lewis is before Judge Goldsborough to answer the charge or contempt that, has been placed against him. In a patent etlorl to purge himself of contempt, or to lay the legal basis for Die argument that he has clone so, Lewis Monday told the miners that 'your voluntary cessation of work should JIOT be terminated." Note the use of the word "voluntary.' Meantime, let us look back lor a. moment »t [lie o-id sequence of events which led to the pension agreement, u has all the earmarks of a cooked-lip deal to suit Lewis' political purposes, and to make it appear that the Truman Admin- , l.itration, which hart duly proceeded under the Taft-Hartley law, was hopelessly inept. Perhaps _ Lewis also meant to show once again, in whnt loathing he holds that law. In any case, out cf a clear sky, speaker Martin is supposed to have picked up the telephone to ask Lewis and Ezra Van Horn, operators' representative, to meet In the Speaker's office. They quickly agreed. Then, in a 13-mimue session Martin proposed senator Bridget, as the third members ol the board ol trustees lo administer the miners' welfare fund. That post has been vacant for some time. Ls it believable Hint Speaker Martin got a sudden inspiration to call up Lewis? Martin is hardly x noted for statesmanlike Initiative or flashes of brilliant insight. Isn't it more likely that Lewis chose Martin as the great peacemaker and arranged the telephone call in advance. Martin's ' presidential stock Is supposed to have been boosted by the transaction, and perhaps that was in Lewis' calculations, too. _/ Lewis got^a pension for his miners after tying up the nation's coal 'industry for four weeks, and after * long scries O f posturings lhat placed his name day after day in the nation's headlines. An excellent case can be made for miners' pensions, and there seems no doubt that Lewis could have attained his objective by following a course of ordinary negotiation without > strike. But that would not have placed him In (he spotlight or satisfied his colossal egotism. We so into details to this length to make th« point (i) that John Lewis has too often abused his power as czar of a fundamental American Industry and (2) (lint the United States Government has not devised the means to deal with «uch . person. It Is a humiliating spectacle especially at a time when the eyes or the world arc-on this country more sharply than ever. And If the current coal strike Is about over the nation faces the possibility O f another Lewis- Inspired crisis , V J, C1 , the miners' contract expires In June. The nation's coa! supply, sorely depleted by the work stoppage cf the last month, will be tar below normal at that u me . when coal stocks »re low. it is easier for Lewis to get what he wants One result of the present imbroglio mav be a Inw dreaded by labor. Representative Hartley has offered a bill to place workers as well as employers under the Sherman anti-trust law The bill wouia make it unlawful for two or more em- ployes to conspire to bring about a work stoppagt It would end labors long exemption from antitrust prosecution, granted by the Clayton Act and reinforced by judicial Interpretation. And it would not be surprising if nmre slrtllgciu provtslons were added to the Taft-Hartley law Meanwhile. Jud s e Goldsborough, uho once be ore has shown his mettle in dealing with Lewis liis stuff CC ' UCr °' thC SUlBC ' WC h ° PC " e W1 " do —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY 'lime arc limit's b;sond which this tide must not advance, and it must be dammed bac',:.-Sir Alexander Cadogan, British UN delegate, slating tin Communist Advance must be'slopped even »t the risk of war. Comic books are defu.itely harmful to Impressionable peoplc-and most ycung people arc Impresslonable.-Dr. Frederic Wertham, psychiatrist. New York City Department of Hospitals. * * . » The Republican Party sa ved the Union once by bringing unity out of convluslvc chaos. It Is now, almost 100 ycais wier. called upon lo brin s order out of organized chaos,—Gov. Earl Warren (R) of California. * • • Many very decent people are thrning to Wallace. I am sorry to see It.-Norman" Thomas, Socialist candidate for President. • • • We are trying to find out what this Is about • • • why we are on strike.—Charles O'Neill, •PoVcsman for ln« mine owner«. .Looking the Gift Horse in the Mouth SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 3948 Marshall Plan Administrator Ready to Swing Into Action With Bold Program on Big Front By Peter F.Ason NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA)—The big parade to Washington "to get a piece of the fivc-billion-dollar Marshall Plan business" Is now on. It's spcarhtadcd by over 1(103 people wanting Jobs with ine newest alphabetical agency — the ECA, cr Economic Co-operation Administration. But the main attacking ' : force is people who have surplus prunes or bulldozers to sell. Do- gooders who just want to give ex-, pert advice on how this thing should be run make up the rear guard. ' There has bten nothing like this trek since the national defense el- c fort first got going in 19W and ! 1941. Then people came to get war ' contracts or to offer their services j as dollar-a-year men. These are peace contracts they're alter no-,v, and nobody is offering his services at such pre-inflation prices. First stop for anyone coming to Washington to get something is. of course, his congressman's office. It's significant that one of the firdt things congressmen wanted to know after Paul G. Hoffman was confirmed as Economic Co-operation Administrator was, "What's his telephone number going to be? 1 ' Where could constituents call him -ip? For the first few days Hoffman H's.s operating from his hat in i aote-1 room. Being fresh back from a business survey job for the Army n Japan, lie couldn't be expected .o know the answers on European recovery. No International WPA The principal free advice now be- ng offered by interested citizens is in Ihs nature of, "Just leave cv- erything in normal trade channels, i Don't try (o set up a big international WPA. Let private business handle it all." Government planners have been agreeable to this -program. They have been advising salesmen to go ahead and sell all they could, direct to the countries needing relief. Tim more private business did. the less government would have to do. Tliis. however, has not been what the first foreign aid contract- hunters have had in mind. What i hey want to do is sell to the U. S. government. The selfish Interest is more in getting a good thing lor American business than It is m European recovery. Fighting off this approach to the problem will apparently be one of Hoffman's toughest Jobs. ECA was not set up as a relief organization lor American business. Hoffman is the first witness *.i hearings get under way this week before Congressman John Taber's House Committee on Appropriations. All congress has done,so far Is authorize the expenditure 'of $5,- OCO.COO.OCfl lor aid to Furope,'Greece and Turkey. China. The whole business lias to go through the congressional mill again to appropriate the money, before it can be spent. For expert testimony justifying Ihe preliminary estimates on how the money is to be spent, Hoffman will have to rely on the figures Tf State Department experts. These are the. "cookie pushers in striped pants," as they mil themselves 'n fun and as others call them in disdain. Congress didn't want the Stale Department cookie pullers to ha\e anything to do with running the foreign aid program. But it is now up to these hard-working young gents who have lived with this thin.; day and night for over half a year to do the first exporting. They are ready with four new volumes of revised figuics. They will be submitted to coiigressionaj appropriations committees in closed session at first, but will be made public later. On supplies like railroad cars and. machinery, firm orders can be placed. They will take a long time to fill. Supplies like wheat, coal or cotton are to be allocated for three months at a time. As. conditions change, as new crops come in and as other sources of raw material supply are opened up, allocations will have to be changed from month to month. The whole program will have to be kept flexible. Selling Congress on this idea may be difficult. Figuring where and how the $5,000.000,000 is to be spent as the program goes along will be ECA's biggest job. Administrator Hoffman has indicated he wants to keep his organization small. It is noteworthy, however, that five floors of ths brand-new Maiatico office buildin", just a block from the White House, have been reserved for ECA. They can get a lot of people in that .space, though it won't be ready for several weeks. Temporarily. Hoffman has headquarters in the old State Department building. He doesn't have a telephone number he can cail his own. But watch him grow. IN HOLLYWOOD BV ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent McKENNEY ON BRIDGE HOLLYWOOD, ,NEAi — Lana Since selling all those horses. L. Turner and Boh Topping are still B Mayer is putting the dough Into ! >:>:>:»:»:>:>:>:>:»':•:>:>:»::«:>:>:>:>: light clubbing but they're avoiding | movie theaters. lie recently bought I ,| f-inl/j ijf>f f ffj the popular spots. Laua has studio one In New York, has just acquired ( ^* 'HrlO tlCUTl I Ltty the M.V., php- i another in San Francisco....Sight MtlkeS 3 N. T. Good By William E. McKenncy America's Card Authority Written for'NEA Service It Is my prediction that the an- tographers' lenses until the Arliiie of the week: Dennis Morgan get- Judge-Topplng divorce case is set- UHR a peroxide rinse to give more tied. luster to his hair for the techfti- color "One Sunday Afternoon." Lucky for Gregory peck that he was riding a trick horse, even ' Davirl O' Selznick'.s next siiper- thuugh his leg was broken when colossal" will be about the early the nag fell on him. He was saved . history 'of radio and will have as nual bridge tournament held In conjunction with the St. Paul Winter You' went £"±»' ± 81; P»ul, Minn " "•"' from more serious Injuries when many stars n's cmte iuu wcm, < te the horse's owner, Ralph McCut-1 Away.".. .Singer Perry Como Is IT. , ... cheon, "froze" the animal with a ! competing with those big 'Holly- i fn,,'",, ', onfl se quick command learned for Him worto wage earners. His gross from I work. radio and records year, I hear, was close to 5850.000. • Veteran Campaign A motion picture committee, headed by Maxwell Hamilton, eril- ... , tor of Motion Picture Magazine, n.irrjl Zanuck, .lesscl's boss, anil [will raise S250.000 in Hollywood for quipped, "Zannck t^a.k.l me lo I the Disabled American Veteran: one of the outstanding r attended the 1947 but had to Gags flew Illsh, widr and hancl- I some at the George Jc.ssrl testimonial baniguct. Jack IJcnnj, t^ic m. c.. recalled his own career wilti \Varncr Bros, for an assistant director and a poln mallet." Sam Goldwyn insisted, "Jessel has been around so long there's a story that he's the actor who shot ' incoln. But if Lincoln had heard Jewel slug. It would have been the other way around." • • • Olivia de Havllland's law / t against her agents Roes lo court in Los Angeles April 19. She charges the agents tried to talk her into s Service Foundation. Olio Krngcr's rtauphtcr. OUilir, has promised papa slic won't marry imlil she's 25. She's 21 and ivanU an acllng career before marriage ,. Jean Firrre Aumont and Maria Monlcz will co-star In unnlhrr film, "The Sailor anrt Ihe nvpsy." I(' s an original slory Aurronl bought hi Tarts, Richard Greene, who recently checked out of his contract at Fox. f.cvcnfrilt A A 83 VQI065 « 1084 * A Jo * K J JOG 4 V J73 » J9fi + 84 N W I S Dealer 4Q952 ¥ 8 ' » K Q 5 AK.Q106 2' AT V A K D 4 2 » A 7 3 2 + 973 Tciurnamcnl—N-S vul. South Wtst North East 1 V PJSS I A 'i * Pass 2X.T. Past 3N.T. Opening—V 3 17 starring In "Ivy" because Ihey hart may turn up any day at Warner I ~ i "rr in ^^ -^f^x^r^^^t ^J^ t ^^^r" = :* ^^p^^^r^^ wood home. . . . Barbara Hale The new pictures: If you've ever ' "*"""' and Bill Williams \will • •• Owner of Senators Reviews Hurling Talents of Presidents THE DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin p. Jord»n. M. n. '«r NBA The word "stroke" Is used to describe the results of hemorrhage Into the brain, or a clot in one of the blood vessels supplying the brain. It covers two related but different conditions—brain hemorrhage and i clot in a blood vessel. Actually, there Is litlte difference between the two. Eeithcr a hemorrhage or a clot Is more likely to develop In » person with high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries who Is 40 years old. Hemorrhage Is more common in men. Some families seem to acquire hardened arteries, or high blood .pressure earlier in life than others an dare, therefore, more likely to have a "stroke of apoplexy." Hemorrhage More Sudden It is often difficult to tell whether there has been a hemorrhage or a clot. Hemorrhage Is likely to come on suddenly. When (he condition comes from a clot or thrombosis in a blood vessel, the symptoms tend fo develop slowly. If the region of the brain which is affected by the clot or hemorrhage Is large, there is likely to be sudden and comnlcte unconsciousness. Often the breathing becomes changed and noisy Paralj'sls of some part of the body 1; likely. Recovery from a stroke often begin* 5 oon after the ; stroke Itself. Little can be done to hasten this recovery, but the earlier it starts the better the chances for complete recovery. Good nursing cars is very important. Sometimes massage or carefully graded exercises are helpful to the paralysis. • • * 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. QUESTION: What is meant by a stystole of the heart? ANSWER: The period when the heart contracts is called systole When the heart relaxes it is called' diastole. During contraction blood is forced out through the arteries; I during relaxation the chambers of the heart are filled 15 Years Ago In Blytheville— J. C. Noah spent Sunday in Joiner as the guest of Dr. Campbell. Miss Helen Alice sternberg has returned to Norman, okla., after spending the Easter holiday with her mother, Mrs. S. S. Sternberg Mr. and Mrs. Charles Elklns of Jonesboro spent Raster here with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Elkins. Misses Selma. LenCz and Laura Bassctt spent the weekend in Piggott as the guests of Miss Lentz's parents. -* By Harm™ W. Nichols United Prts* Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, April 11. (UP>Presidents are fine people. Some of 'em are good pitchers; In the fins old American game of baseball, lhat i is, We've had some dandy nippers across the jears and a Jew with washer-woman winduiu, too. History of same was brought into sharp relief today by Clark Griffith, head man of the Washinglon Senators baseball club. 'Hie gray-haired bushy-browed old captain o( th» dugout was a pitcher once himself. He's seen the presidents come and throw—lo coin a phrase—since William Howard Taft, »-ho was tlia first resident of the White House ever called upon to open a baseball season. The 79-year-old (almost Griffith Is flexing his muscles in preparation lor the start of the IMS season here Monday. All he has to ,io is to stir up strength enough lo' hand President Truman a ball. Mr T will do the rest. "There, sir, is a pilcher," said olrl Griff, during an interview. "He can iet go with either hand. Somebody will pick him up on waivers if his big uncle ever turns him loose." Nobody knows how Pitcher Harry is going lo act come Monday. He told the boys in the press coop he'rta likely wind up from the starboard! side this time. Maybe he will. We'll see. Mr. Griffith settled back in his comfortable leather couch at Griffith stadium and thought baclc across the years from 1912. Taft: Don't sell him short. In 1882 h£ was the second pitcher on the staff of the Cincinnati Reds. Came the big day of the season, as Griff recalls it. A playoff and the mother of the No. 1 hurler dies. Taft was sent in. They murdered him out there, brother. He went In and handed his flannels and glove to the boss. And fro mthere, indi- leclly. he went to the White Houss. Mr. Griffith allows that Woodrow Wilson was all right at » pitcher of the first ball. And Harding? There, sir. was another baseball man. Mr. Harding w'as a former owner of the Marion, O., team in the old Ohio State League and played a spot ol baseball, too. Cal Coolicige was kind of a tip- py-up guy when it came to pitcli- ing in the lirst ball. But that was understandable. The baseball member of his family was his lovely wile. Grace. She had gone to a fashionable Eastern school. Accorri-i ing to Grilfith, she was the "best' score keeper in the place." And Hoover: He once hit * cameraman on third base. After that was the late Franklin D. Roosevelt, who used to be \ gasebali player. FDR used to try to burn out the pitcher, Griffith said. He used to ham off and see if he could knock the pitcher off the mound. Mr. Truman ha« a big job ahead of him. He has precedent to worry' abouc. It's a /air game. Battcrup. play ball! Huge Pool One of the largest salt water swimming pools In the world is located at Miami Beach. Fla. It has a capacity of 1,000,000 gallons. Now he led the ten of diamonds, with no intention of taking th« finesse. He wanted to coax the ace of diamonds out of the South hand. He felt sure It was there, to justify South's vulnerable bid of one heart. North obligingly put on the jack of diamonds, Leventritt played the queen from dummy, and South made the mistake of winning the trick with the ace. If he, had not done si, Leventritt said, they could I have defeated the contract. But. : now all South could do was lead j another small heart, which North ! won \vith the jack. However, South's entry was gone. North returned a club. Leventritt won with the jack In his own hand and led the ace and a small spade. Thus he was able to make five club tricks, a diamond, a heart and two spades—nine tricks In all. Little Rock Manufacturer Intervenes in Racing Suit UITLE ROCK, Art., April 17. (UP)—A Little Rock manufacturer has Intervened in James MacKrell'3 anti-horse racing suit against tin Stale Racing Commission, it was learned yesterday. MacKrell is seeking to have the commission enjoined from licensing any more meets, on the grounds that they constitute lotteries and as such cannot be constitutionally sanctioned by the state. Pres. Robert B. Roach of the Roach Paper Company charged in his intervention that MacKrel! was seckiny to deprive the state of an important source of revenue. He pointed out that the state has taken in more than $1500,000 since, it began authorizing racing in 1935,^ and added that in recent years aU^ state funds and the state educational institutions have benefited from the racing revenue. riant Patents x More than 700 patents have been issued on plants since the passag* of an act In 1930. Plant patent No. I ways granted on a climblnj rose Aug. IS. 1941. "Family Doctor' P<;U .r Lcveiitritt. who again won ^nX -rf^KT U ' S im C S8me ° W ' lalCrt V aU pnrls of the ^P ( « >VurHrsald he ^Auie sure North story. Twenty-four million Amcrl- would be suitable for habitation held three to the jack not mrce S n ihl' e in e v r »5i > i» t0 f'ftrt. 1 " 0vl " t!CC:iu5e ,' fl " d asrlcnUure. according to the I to the king-so he put In the 01 the juvenile itorle-v ! Encyclopedist Brltanntca. queen, which held the trick. HORIZONTAL. 1,7 Pioluicil nicr!ic;il award winner I2N'ew World IS Revere 15 Perched 16 English counties 18 Legal point ID Cast of! 21 Heavy blovtf 22 Scuttles 13 Whirlwind ,2s Sun god ;26 Bridges 29 Capsize 34 BmvlinjB term 35 Mountain crest 36 Lukewarm 37 Electrical unit 38 Symbol for lin 39 High mountains 42 Peruvian capital' 46 Coder 50 Ocean 51 Tranquil 53 Meadow 54 Talking bird 56 Beseech 58 He was • winner of the AMA's gold medal award !>!> Jaeger gull VERTICAL 1 Oriental nurse 2 Network 3 Credit (ib.) 4 Belongs to Mm 5 Rcverbrralc fi Precipitation 7 Soothsayer 8 United Stales ship (ab.) 9 Delirium Ivcmcns (ab.) tO Airship 11 Require 12 Onager 14 Manuscripts (ab.)' 17 Of the thing 20 Gives 22 Occurs 24 Domestic staves 25Oxidi7.cs 2fi Health resort 43 Symbol for 27GoH term indium 2R Era SOTcee fluid 31 Silkworm 32 Scalier 39 Snake 40 Tree part ,.,„,„,= < I Equal (comb. 51 Distress signal form) -MOrrcfc leller 42 Native of 55 Railroad (nb.) Latvia 57 Rupees (ab.) 44 Encounter 45 Girl's name 47 On the sheltered sids, 4R Dread ' 4!) Dine

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