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FAtiB EIGHT THB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ; TUB COURIER NEWS CO. .i, •- W RAINES, Publisher JAUBB'I* VERHOEFF Editor , ' PAUL D. HUMAN. AdTOUJn* ttaiu«er Representative! : Wtitee* Wttaer Co, New York, CUesco, Detroit. Atteata. Crarr Afwroooo Except Sunday Intend «• lecond clan nutter »t the port' •Bio* at BljptberUle, Ark&uau, under «ct ol Con- gntt, October t, 1817. _ " Served by the United Preat SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ,. By earner^ In the city ol Blytnevllle or any •uburten town where carrier service la maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 60 miles. 14.00 per year. 12.00 for six months. $1.00 fst three monttu; by mall outside 50 mite ioqe, tlO.OO per year payable In advance. Meditation In whose hind is the soul ol every livlni thing, and the breath of all mankind.—Job U:10. • * * ' • There is no worm of the earth, no spire of trass, no leaf, no twig, wherein we do not see the footsteps of a Deity.—Robert Hall. Barbs 1 When you get provoked because a radio doesn't .. worlc as well in summer, just stop and thlnlc—do i you? - * * * j A fly Says 'aboBt 900,000,000 errs. Anrl »pp»r- i *ntljr they »11 hatch. • * • : Ther« ire 222 pounds of steel in the average '. piano—*nd goodness knows how many pounds • when Junior gets '» crack »t It. : •',... College* must teach everything, judging from ; what aoiue graduates think they know, * * * .' A Texas wind carried a country store to the edge of-a town. One of those trade winds, perhaps. ; Cancer Contributions i Wise Investments ; A lot of people find certain kinds of • publicity and advertising annoying. I . They may not like the numerous invila- • tions .from radio announcers to write a I 25-word letter beginning "I like so-ancl- S »o because . . ." They may tire of movie i stars endorsing this, that and the other. [ They may and do find fault with other ', attention-getters. | But the fact remains that publicity • and "advertising are potent and' far- I reaching educational forces. The educa- j tion may only be the rudimentary mat- j ter'of acquainting people with the fact [ that there is a product of a certain name j mnd price that can be bought at H certain • j place. But at least the educational facil- ] ities are there, and their use is not lim- | i ted to commerce. •' Two examples of this wider use,were 'i the recent fund-raising drive of the 5 American Heart Association and the i similar campaign this month of the j American Cancer Society. Many thought ' that the "Walking Man" radio contest j was pretty silly. But there was nothing \ silly about the million and a half dollars ' 'that the contest's sponsor turned over J to the heart association. j The cancer group has no "Walking 1 Man." But this year it seems to be using j broader and more varied publicity tactics ^ than ever before. This is all to the good. { lor not only will i^f- campaign reach ' ! more people and raise; more money, but | it will also bring more information to i more people. And money and education j are the most hopeful weapons in the fight against cancer, as they are against, i heart disease. t The story and statistics on cancer are not pleasant reading. But ignorance of the disease and its symptoms are __.. more frightening and dangerous than all the disturbing literature on the sub- j ject. Early diagnosis and treatment are j usually impossible unless the patient < is well enough informed to know a dan- ! ger signal when he sees or feels it. And 1 early diagnosis, and treatment arc all ( that can be done until a preventive .or | positive cure for cancer is found. | It will be a miracle if millions more ; dollars are not needed and used for re- j search before a preventive or cure is dist covered. Perhaps the key to the victory | over cancer lies in the largely unexplor- { ed field of atomic energy. The more mon- i ey there is for exploration, the shorter t the search is likely to be. < Meanwhile money is needed for the J treatment and comfort of those who now i suffer from this disease and those who * will contract it while the search goes on. j There are an estimated 930,000 people in | thU country who have cancer, yet there we only ^1834 special cancer beds avail,, able to them in all our hospitals. . N Tfce goal of this year's American Cancer Society drive is ?12,000,000. TJie •^immediate goal of accomplishment is to "-'—* * » »teidijjr rising death rate I BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS from the disease which today kills one American every three mimils and which,' if the present rate of increase is not checked, will be killing one every (.wo minutes 20 years from now. •Since no one is immune to cancer, a contribution to this fyud is certainly a wise investment for everyone who can afford it. And if-letter-writing contests and other publicity stunts will spur those contributions, we say more power to them. Atomic Coincidence Dr. Edward U. Condon, the Bureau of Standards head who has been attacked as a weak link in our atomic bomb security, admits having talked about bombs with a Bulgarian diplomat. But the bombs under discussion, he said, were loaded with DDT, not fissionable atoms. We don't mean this us a reflection on Dr. Condon or a doubt of bis story or his integrity. But it is well known to physicists Ilia the most effective way to distribute deadly radioactive substances, without an explosive bomb, is almost identical with the method of making that familiar household gadget, tlie insecticide bomb. VIEWS OF OTHERS " • •••*•••**••••*•••••<••••• John L. Lewis Loses Cutting through Ihe camouflage and the trickery, Judge Qoldsbbrotigh ruled the oilier day that the coal miners' walkout was a strike. He hold John t,. Lewis ami the union guilty of both civil and criminal contempt in not ending the work ftoppage when they were ordered to do so. Judge Goldsborough set a new and badly needed prec*dent when he said, "As long as a union Is functioning as a union it must be held responsible fej- tl'^ mass action of Its members."' The i ilevous and spurious clause which John Lev. .„ \yiote into the miners' contract saying that they would work when 'able and willing" fs thus erased. If Judge GolHEbcrough is upheld, no such ruse can be in v oked hereafter to justify workers In a vital industry In walking out and (aboUging the national economy. Trje court followed the dictates of obvious common sense when it held that a strike can be called without using the word "sli-lke." "if « nod or a wink or a code was used in place of the word 'strike,'" the Judge said, "It was just as much f. ttrlke as though the word strike had been used." Lewis' nod, wink and code was to remind the.- miners that they dirt not work without a contract' and then to" declare on his own responsibility, without arbitration or court decision, mat the operators hart dishonored the contract,, n e hoped lo use this device [o escape responsibility for damaging the economy in a time or emergency, but Judge Goldsborough says he shall not get by with It. Now the mine operators are said to fear that the court's decision will drive (lie men out of Uie mines again, if Lewis and Ihe U.M.W.A. dare defy the courts and (, they will invite the swiftest possible enactment of statutes which will unquestionably protect the nation from being at the mercy of Irresponsible and overbearing labor leaders. Judge Goldsborough will pronounce sentence tortny. The punishment should be sufficient to serve a lasting reminder that the national welfare must be placed first. ' If Judge Gol.tsborough's full sentence against the union for (lie strike In M4S had been upheld by the Supreme Court, instead of being reduced to one-fifth, the present trouble might not ha v e occurred. The saucllons of the law must be sul- ficient to mnkc it prevail. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY Prairie Fire WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21. 194S rf.tffc &*ty" Role Played by Communists in Colombian Revolt Poses Deep Mystery for Latin American Experts History Repeats Itself W/ien Judge Fines Lewis and Union THE DOCTOR SAYS * By Human yf. Ntcholi United p res , staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. April 22. (UP) — The skinny, bald m«n In Ihe black robe looked tired. He made a church By Peter Eilsim r ">""«' virtual dictator, whose a- family. He entered — flow ri much tT.V 5ommunists""had~to""toi " S " 18 ' """" * ™ evldence Gaita " with the Bogota, Colombia imrli ? as , ever n CommunLst. But he was '•- "• ----- • V 0 ' umo ' a ' »I> rls - leader of a rowdy element In the labor unions. He worked with the DU ,, U| uvjiujniviH, upl IB- ing (hat nearly broke up the Pnn- Amerlcan Conference Is a moot point. The answers aren't simple Washington intelligence reports oii the Communist movement within Colombia reveal wheels within i Communists and he depended un their support. Decreasing Communist Strength The Colombian labor movement ^uiumuut reveni wheels within i " Lc ^"'umoian lanor movement wheels In complex labor-political ls llow s l' lit alon S a new line Gal- deals that almost defy analysis. I'"" followers and Communists are . The organized labor movement cot Its start In Colombia about 1010 Communtsm came some 15 to 20 yenrs Inter. It was a nnlli-e-born I movement. , , , wh , Ie , h 1'"^ Z . , , ,"' more conservative and ° ld confederation (CTC) s 1GO ' 000 members. Its rl- , , UnlteU Workers <UTG) allout '00,000 mem- Evidence of forelen; , more conservative and |oadersh,p Is almost eomp.ete' leaX^ \° o ^Kl°^ »;»m i r g.^'s ss ^,.s h ^n3™m" 15 foreign agents supposed to have munisrn - ' been' seized in >'the Bogota riots T, „ causing the Colombian government - T, T , Communisl Party Is also '- " Buiiiiimeiii sp|1( n wns orieini | |y known us to threaten a break with Soviet Russia. As In all countries, communism spread through the labor movement There was a big strike among banana workers In 1928. Seven years later there was anoth-r big strike ' "relfgth "' ade , Comnuml5m eain | ^ t °™£™^ Communists had The first national Confederation i This was cut in half after thefwar ! of Labor was formed in 1938. Com- ' In 1947 the Communists lost 'all! quarters as thcl7~firVt~aYgetr ... U..W1 »»o luimeu m iy.i». i_,om- , in is-i < tne communists lost all munlsts, now dominant in the rail- their seats in Congress. Their d.iilv way, river, highway and petroleum ' paper had gone bust. It was Rene- workers' union, have been In and rall .v felt that their Influence was out or Hie confederation many i decreasing. """" slain Gaitan was not constd- times. They were out In 10i6 back ! ^ S i"!" G , aitan WB5 not consld- looted the churches, the Ar In 1047when in a blgdeal the'lcari- iTrri, ' , D V nl T''- HC spec!ltlizcd shop ' s P alace ' and thc church ership was divided between the "nif/H,,","iJ nw ; "„ , _ 1 ?, hc w "^! schools Rnd convents which are " " ~ . , . , a i waj . s S p CC | al point s of Communist attack. They left their unmis- -v ••• " •-<•& Mi-m LIU,- mill- ip f vrmii-i'il i ership was divided between the self educated Communists and the followers of c "ucatefl Jorge Gaitan, the Liberal Party's The Soviet Union has been guilty of aggression which offends and affronts our sense of independence and dignity and freedom of the peoples of the world.—Sen. Claude Pepper (D) of Florida. • » ' » The trick of writing a tax bill is to pluck the Boose without loo much hissing.—Sen. James p. Kem (R) ol Missouri. I think the miners may have come to the conclusion that they have been sold a gold brlck.- John L. Lewis, president, UMW. • • » An artificial crisis was deliberately manufactured to slampcde Congress and the people Into accepting universal military training «nd conscription-Henry A. Wallace. Women no longer work Just for "pin money" or "something to do." Eighty-four out of 100 women now work lo support themselves or others. -Secretary of Labor Schwellcnbach. • • « Only one man knows if we are going to be be successful In stopping war. »nd he Is Joe Stalin.-^eii. Homer Ferguson m) of Michigan. * « • 1 will not permit the use of » deadly > social weapon in the present Impoverished and emaciated condition of Japan.-Gen. Douglas Mac-,. Arthur, U.S.A, banning for wcond time a nation-' *i<i» itrikt in the Colombian Democratic Party (PCD). The nesv «lng is the Colombian Workers' Party <PCO>. Both wings together have about 4000 members. The highest Communist Party i vote _ was 27.000 m 19.15, f n the At one "That may account for the fact that 800 police refused lo stop the crowds who looted Bogota after the assassination. At his death, Gaitan was president of the Senate and "Sole Chief" of the Liberal Party. tiaintan Slated for 19ofl Ticket The Conservative Party won the 1946 election because Gaitan had refused to support the Liberal candidate. This brought on a split in the Liberal Party, but the Gaitan faction was stronger than the orthodox Liberals. Gaitan had already been designated Liberal candidate for the presidential.elections of 1950. Because of his strong labor support, he had a good chance of winning. On the basis of circumstantial evidence alone, all these factors make it seem probable that Gaitan -was killed by a Communist, though he had communist as well as Conservative enemies. In Labor Confederation meetings before the Bogota Conference opened, Gaitan had opposed doing anything to embarrass Pan-American proceedings. The Communists According to a recent report there are about 23.COO.COO persons n the U. s. who are handicapped to some degree by accidents, disease or war. I,, 1946 alone, morj than 10,000,000 persons suffered serious accidents, of whom almo-.t 370,000 were permanently disabled'. That is the civilian side of the Picture. About 10,000 amputations were performed among military personnel during World War II Approximately 15SO more were blinded while in military service and 265.030 were permanently disabled as a result of combat inju- Such things are unpleasant >o think about. Tlte important point however, is what can be done to remedy the situation and to improve the condition of those whos" lives are hampered by injuries or disease. Filtinj Them for Jobs In an effort to meet the problem many agencies and individuals are co-optrating. The Veterans' Ad- mmisiration has an extensive program of'assisting injured persons to use what they have left to best advantage. This work Includes methoos of fitting them Into occupations in which they can make a real contribution. A man or woman who can b- helped and taught to learn a job is much happier than a useless invalid. But it must be realized also that efforts to help others is useful in other ways. During 1944 for example, nearly 44.000 persons' underwent rehabilitation. That is they were fitted for Jobs which' they could perform satisfactorily This work was done under the joint federal and state programs. The average annual wage of this group after the program had been completed was $1768 as compared to only $148 before. The program of helping the disabled is being aided by many pri- | vate ar.d governmental agencies as • well as by individuals throughout the country. • • * 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: I am troubled by rapidly thinning hair and a dry sealp. What causes this? ANSWER: Most probable cause U a scalp condition called seborrhea. This is a skin disease which can oe treated, and treatment will delay further loss of hair. T. Alan .Goldsborough. the federal Judge, was the envy of no man. He liaa the ticklish John L . j^.,., nmke."" "" 1: lhe decMon to If he socked Big John hard th« mers might refuse to continue o Jit? r'nn *i>i^ , i. . .***- >w aland f ''!' lunll " g ' If Ile didn' wheel, 't, wh Down there Inside the rail of t"h« smllh' 00 " 1 Mt LeWls hlm »". U" fJT 8 '^ m " alki "S. unemotonal- the unchallenged leader of 4oa<S» miners. He had shown up aT'T lered, to get his come-uppance ?or contempt of court In the coal walk£ H r JUd 5 e Ooldsborough already had found Lewis and the United Mine Workers guilty. This se"s on was for passing of sentence . Tne man with the busy brow* looked a little wear,. t« » n S t h* creases in his face seemed morl cavernous than ever. <Ji h<! J " d u e rcsted his llead °" th" soft upholstery of his leather swivel and surveyed (lie defendaniA His honor must have thought I prophetic, that .Lewu had selected or this performance the sam, se lt d 6 17 monll » Setting ldc "The judge closed his eyes. He must, had" "memtered the drama that had unfolded in his tinv, wood- pane ed courtroom the fiVst time. In tnose proceedings he passed sentence on Lewis and the mines ?;"?!""• offe " se - Hc set th ^'^ it tne union at $3,500 COo (] a i- 't hby , the ? up "™ ™^ * $10000 that ' af!alnst B 'B John at Welly Hopkins, eruptive littl» awyer o n Leivls's side, had leaped lo his teet. Red with ,age, he pointed one quivering index finger it the bench and the other at government counsel. He shouted and he got redder as the clock moved around. Still wagging his set of lingers m two directions, he wound up with: stead they went after the Capitolo where Pan-American meetings were being held. Then they attacked American headquarters. And they looted the churches, the Archbi- In ilombla and t poor parents old and rich . takable proof of guilt there. IN HOLLYWOOD By Er.skiue Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA) _ Everything runs in cycles in Hollywood except producers, who run iii circles. ' Rifchl now Hollywood Is having ,1 testimonial banquet cycle and if someone hasn't given you one you just ain't anybody. (Or eke you aren't eating anyway. They never give a man a dinner until lie cau afford one.) As of today there hnvc been testimonial dinners for Jack Benny, Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, George Jcsscl, a radio editor, % lady columnist, and Bob Hope, who thinks there will probably he onr for the Janitor of (lie Friars' Club. Oscar winners Ronald Column nnd Edmund Gwenn arc next '.•> line. They get a stag banquet at the Masquers' Club April 2», Cantor was getting two poached eggs on toast—"they look just like me"—when I cornered him at tne Brown Derby. ,\s a veteran banquet-goer for 30 years—"always a bridesmaid but never a bride until now"—Cantor was full or testimonial dinner lore. Testimonial Chickens . In fact, Eddie thinks there are chickens raised especially and laid aside for testimonial banquets. "Especially skinnv and especially tough." E-fdie remembered a testimonial banquet In 1924 for someone whove name he didn't remember. The famous New York lawyer, Max Stone,was toastmaster. One of the speakers talked for nearly an hour, then apologized, by saying. "I'm sorry I didn't bring a watch with me.'' To which Stcuer replied. "Why theie was a calendar right behind you." This one Eddie says he'll never forget. Will Rogers was invited to be toastmaster at a Jewish chanty drive banquet. To the surprise of : JOHNSON NEA Slaff Correspondent seven weeks later. Will stood up and didn't speak a word of English all evening. Everything he said was In Hebrew. He had spent the seven weeks learning a language for just one evening. Cantor and George Jcssel once promised a pal they would atten't his testimonial banquet at n New York hotel, it was on a Saturday night and they were anxious t.> get buck to their gin rummy game. So they rushed Into the hotel, went to thfc back door of the banquet room and said to the first man tlv.-y met: "Put us on right away. We've goc a date." Wrong Party The fellow beamed, said. "Of course." and shoved the monto the stage. They told Jokes for half an hour r.nd then rushed back to their cards. Next day the pal called Can- I tor and said. "What happened to you? Where were you last night?" "Where were we?" yelled Cantor. "We told Jokes at your banquet for half an hour." In their rush. Eddie and George had gone to the wrong banquet, room and hart entertained sotn;'- boriy else's pal. Tlic great Caruso was given a testimonial banquet at lhe Friars alter World War I. There was a long program Intended to entertain him, Caruso listened for a while, then stood up and shouted: "Why ncbMiy ask me to sing? 1 am a protcssonal. I will show you programs where I worked." And with that. Caruso walked onto the stage, collared a |iianij,i and sang for nearly an hour. "Caruso." said Eddie, "was Just an Italian Al Jolson." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE ,-»T ,„ A'O / rUftlp Pitfli t HCIl , ---- --- , —. i_.u u i-nv; i/i^ •urprls. cam* with the banquet Keller Leather Leather from an animal w-hicn I lias grazed In a valley Is Inferior 'to that coming from one feeding on high ground: the latter receives more ol the sun rays By William E. McKennej America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Iv. our lesson hand last week I explained the old Bryant McCanvp- bcll no trump pitch count: four for an ace. three for a king, two for a queen, one for a jack. In last Thursday's article I sa:d that, lhe point count requirement . lor one no irump is 16 to 19; two I no trump, 22 to 24; three no trump, ! 25 to 27. Today I want to explain j the count requirement when you, J3 , the responding hand, bid no trump 1 If your partner opens the bidding with a suit bid of one and the next hand passes, you should have a count of from six to nine to bid one no trump. But if the op-'.ls ovcrcall. in order for you to make a free bid of one no trump you .should have 10 to 12 and tlie opponent's suit stopped. Generally if you have over 12 points you have a better bid. In response to your partner'? -suit bid ol one., in order to go 10 no trump you should have a coiuit of 13 lo 15. To Jump to three no trump you should have a count o! 16 to 18. For example, if your partner bids une club and the next hand bids n heart and you have A count of 13 to 15 you can bid twJ no ti ump. But you also should have the opponent's suit stopped. As 1 sain last week, a combined count of 26 in the two hands should produce; three no trump, a. combined count ol 33 to 34 a small slain. & combiner! count of 37 to 38 a grr.nd firm. Followln gare a couple of examples demonstrating the combin- td count: Spades A K 7 S J Hearts A fi 4 Diamond] K J * Parole Board to Hear Clemency Applications LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. April 22. (UP)—A total of 57 applications for clemency will be considered by the State Board of Pardons, Paroles and Probations «t its regular meeting May 1. It will investigate 47 requests for paroles ,nine for furloughs and one for commutation of sentence. Read Courier News Want Ads. At this point, iv months ago Lewis shrugged himself out of his chair and with surprising speed fonts 67 years bounded across th courtroom. He grasped the hand his counsel and said he was gra ful for such a fine speech an aned to associate himself with Hopkins' very words. The lawyer apparently had taken the "sham-' shame" right off the very capabl. Lewis tongue. The Judge up there came back in his thoughts, to the present. Her* ed? LeW ' 3 ' M n ° W ' Had he mellow Wel!. both side* had had their say. So his honor pronounced ni» sentence for criminal contempt He nunself would have chosen to put Lewis in prison this time but he was following the government's recommendation: A fine of *1 4OO COO for the union; $20,000 for Lewis Again Welly Hopkins bobbed up. And again he repeated his "shame" .on the government, although thi» time he held it to one "shame." But now there was no echo front Lewis. He remained the silent man. Judge poldsborough made another church steeple with his hands. Clubs J 7 You open one spade, the next hand passeEj and your partner bids one no trump. What should you do? Von have 'a count of four for the ace of spades, three for tlr; king of spades, four for the ace f>f hearts, three for the king of diamonds and one for the pack of clubs, a total of 15. By bidding one no trump your partner has told you that he has a maximum count of 9. Therefore your combined count of 24 does not indicate a possible game and you pass. Spades A K 7 5 Z Hearts A 6 4 Diamonds K .1 t , Clubs Q 7 With the above hand you open with one spade. Let us say thbt your partner responds with three I no trump, showing a minimum c-t I 16 points. You hold 17 points. Your combined count of 33 should produce a small slam, therefore you bid six no trump. | 15 Years Ago i In Blytheville— Mrs. Roland Wolfort and Mrs. I. Rosenthal entertained the ejwish Ladies Aid last evening at the Wolfort. home. Mrs. E. M. Jaffee of Oseeo.a read a poem "Modern Par-., ablo ol Lire." Mmcs. Prank Hifrhfill. H. Highfill. Harry Kirby and Wm. Mc- Kei.zie were guests of Mrs. E. B. Gee when she entertained members of the Thursday Club. Mrs. J. A. Leech won the prize, a breakfast cloth with napkins. The 19 members of the Church o( Christ who attended the Bible study lesson yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. S. L. Webster were taught by the Rev. C. C. Pu- qua. Radio Actress 3 Small island 4 Demure 5 Symbol for erbium 6 Iron (symbol) 7 Sped 8 Smell HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured radio actress 11 Refuge 13 Peruser M Sole In English queen - --18 Memorandum 9 Bristle 19 Tiny 10 Waste 20 Fritil (pi.) 22 Rodent 23 Half-cm 2^ And (Latin) 26 Papal triple crown 20 Test 33 Mountain nymph .'!•! Succinct 35 Antiquated 36 Onion-like vegetables 37 Type measure 38 Electrical unit 3D Goddess ot infatuation 42 Emphasis 47 Exist 50 Get up 52 Notion 53 Genus of fresh-water ducks 54 Ensnare 56 She co-stars with Joseph 58 Pilfer 59 Play part VERTICAL 1 In a line 26 Spinning (oy 44 Road (ab.> 27 Man's name 45 Eye (Scot.) 28 Roman bronze 46 Membranous 30 Anger bag 47 Poker slake allowance 12 Light knock 13 Scottish sheepfold 16 Notary public 31 Inquire -iii-ui\<:rs f ab -> 32 French plural -18 .Shower 17 New line (ab.) article '" •*• — 20 Garlands 39 War god 21 Colonizes 41) Tinge 23 Expunge 41 llalian eily 25 Woody plants -13 Point 49 Slave SI Age 53 Circle part 55 Morindin dye 57 Pronoun

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