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BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 21, 194S T THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOX COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NES, Publisbw JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor rACTL D. HUMAN. AdYtfUdntf tUiMfec *>!• Nottoa*] Adwrtldnc Representative*; WaltM* Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Mrmphl* ___ _ PublUhed Every Afternoon Except Sund»y f~«j~" M Mend clau matter at tae port- offiot at BlythevUie, Arkansas, under act ol Con- October », 1817. _ Served by the United Pre« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By earner to th» city ol Blytnevtlie or any (Uburtiau town where carrier service li maintained, »o per week, or 85o per month, By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, »4.00 pet jtar $200 for six months, (1.00 for three monthi; by mall outside SO mile *one, 110.00 per jear pa;able In advance. Meditation Ai the door turneth upon hli tilnre«. M *"'*> tt« sloihful UP 0 " hls bed.— Proverbs 10:14. • • » Laziness grows on people; it begins In cobwebs and ends In Iron chains. Tlie more one has to do th« more he Is able to accomplish.— Sir Thomas Buxton. Barbs In I/mdon a lilt-skip driver was shot. Ours usually are only half shot. « * * A pit bouiht for * political gathering In an Ohio city was stolen. Imatlne pollllcl.m btlnt deprived of their pork. • • • Some of Chicago's lifeguards will wear trunks that glow and are visible for two miles. Tlml'i a long way for the gals to run, • • • An Orejon man has ealen ji»nc»kw every morning for 25 years. He ccrUlnly believes that •ne food. turn.deserves another. • • • Too many soul mates wind up as skippers. and to fore* th« government into the artificial process of seizure. But the realities are stil! there to be faced. If present ways of preventing paralyzing strikes are bad, then good ways must be found. We don't know what they will be—a ban on industrywide bargaining twhich wouldn't halt a railroad tie-up) i compulsory arbitration with settlements enforceable by law, or something not yet proposed. There will be objections to any such solution. But so long as the workers in our basic industries are willing to gamble with the nation's health and welfare to tfd what they want, something must be done. Wo hope thai a cure can be found that is blaml and effective. But jf it turns out to be bitter, labor will have to rcaliy.0 that the prescription is the result of some unions' self-indulgence. Bipartisan Memorial Representative Klein of New York has proposed a $3 bill honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt, with a picture of the Inte President on one side iind the Roosevelt JMcmoriiil Library on the other. We don't think this suggestion will get very far in a Republican Congress. But we would propose a substitute. How about a ?3 bill with n small picture of a dollar bill on the front and, on the back, a basket of groceries that we used to gct for a buck and which now costs three? That would commemorate a situation for which both parties may share responsibility. It's Going to Be Pretty Hard to Explain Congress Debates at Length But Doesn't Hear a Word of It Sunday School Lesson •4 By Hi r nun W. Js'lchol. • 'United frtft Staff C'orretpondent) WASHINGTON, May 21. <UP>~ Congress has > system for nortj | listening to it* own yakety-yak.' A buzzer-bell system piped thro- | ugh the capltol building and both U.S. Steps In When Strikes Mean Tragedy "If the government is going to stop in as a strike-breaking agency," says the president of the Switchmen's Union of North America, "it's about time that i. the American people start thinking of •what they are going to do for the the American working man deprived of his bargaining weapon." That is an imposing generality, but it doesn't square with reality. And it doesn't justify a railroad strike, as it , apparently was mennt to. From the practical viewpoint, there is no such composite creature as "the American working man," any more than there is a similar one called "the American employed." Even in the restricted sense of the working man us a union member, the generality docs not apply. Union members have Varying responsibilities, just as they have varying jobs and wages. ; It may not injure the public for the workers in a pottery factory or even an automobile factory to go on strike and stay out until they get what they wftnt. It does injure the public if union leaders, in industrywide bargaining, shut down all the coal mines or all the steel mills or all the railroads to enforce their demands. In the case of the railroads, the government has entered the picture as what the switchmen's president chooses to call "a strike-breaking agency." It did so because, as President Truman rightly said, "a strike on our railroads would be a nationwide tragedy, with worldwide repercussions," and because, as Justice Goldsborough said, such a strike would cause the country "to suffer irreparable injury for which it has no adequate • remedy at law." It should be pointed out that the owners of these basic industries and activities have the same responsibilities as their organized employers. They have no right, by industry-wide agreement, to shut down all the railroads or steel mills or coal mines. We are sure that the threat of a railroad strike started the American people thinking, but not about what they were going to do for the American working man deprived of his bargaining •weapon. We imagine that many of them were thinking how dangerous that weapon would be if it could not be silenced in a crisis, by the government's "strike-breaking" power. Even the "American working man" must have considered what such a strike could mean—paralysis of the nation's commerce, tens of millions unemployed, severe damage to our foreign policy, shortages, sky-rocketing prices and, if the strike lasted long enough, actual hardship and danger to healtfi. It may be theoretically wrong to limit tfa« UM of th« "bargaining weapon" VIEWS OF OTHERS Russians Twist Minor Point in U.S. Envoy's Talk With Molotov Concerning Soviet Propaganda something aoout spiritual growth, I nr , r . , . , „ „ , , . or Christian growth. i ?[, r-r-r-r->-n-g a few minutes What can we do belter than to before meeting' time, turn to the great textbook of the " not I""™" ls needed »t th. Christian life. The New Testament, !"°, me ^' {?* Ht ? useH m , e , m ^™ pay and see what It Jays?' any attention, the devil take the There are many pas-sages that j hln < J m°st In the roll call, bear upon growth »nd progress In ,, u . t ." " 1 llorum Is called for, the Christian life, but three, I i tlle fat alld lhe skinny of the Con- think, are outstanding. The Apos- 8ress Ko Paddle-footing It out ot tie Peter in his Second Epistle, c ° m mittce rooms and corridors to 3:18, exhorts the Christian con- """wer "present." Then (hey vert? to "grow In the grace and! skedaddle back to where they wer» knowledge ol our Lord and Savior i in the flrsl Place. Jesus Christ." and he had already) For Instance: the House w»« urged them in his First Epistle, 2:2, i called to order at the bewitching hour of 10 a.m. to continue th« debate on the Mundt-Nixon Bill, which would lasso the Communists. The buzzer buzzed about 6:45. The boys came running into the gallery shouting "here" and run out again. Without meaning to give any- Both Peter and Paul wrote for i thing away, maybe. Cong. Herman ordinary Christians in early Cliris-', P. Eberharter of Pennsylvania e::- tian churches, so that growth lu plained it. 4ft < the Christian lite is not a privi-1 He said he thought it was ^? lege of the few, or of the partial- i little silly to spend three precious larly saintly, it Is the privilege of, days of the fading session just all wh oproless and seek the Chris-1 burning the ears ol the reds, tlnn way. [ "Everybody knows," said he, that With this in mind I turn to the this debate business seldom, if ever third outstanding passage, the influences the final vote." words of JDSUS Himself, in John 15. His audience paid small heed, where we have recorded the ad- Congressmen like to hear them- dress to the disciples on the vine selves talk, he said They like to and the branches. "I am the vine, gct their sUl[t (n the record in ye are the branches. 1 This sets j case some voter gets snoop y znA down the condition and low of j i ooks it up to se( . jt Ms scrvant i5 growth and fruitlulness. [serving That passage In Peter about Mr 'Eberharter bowed to the translated in the Authorized (Kins! \ han d ol the clock as his time wa» James') Version and in the Amerl- i up can Revised Version, with a pos- I His re[liarks had no effcct The sible difference in meaning. In he | d b t m L , d b , , itHlf\rt-Ttlri ^.'-t-cirt,-; tlla <\*.|,rt.-llKrtH I ".UV..1 and long. The Communists were catching It from all conets. Those "as newborn babes" to "desire the sincere milk of the word," that they might grow thereby. The Apostle Paul, In Phlllpplans 1:9, makes the prayer for the disciples that their love might abound yet more and more in knowledge, and In all judgment.' Is to "grow In grace," while in the American Revised Version it is to grow in "the grace" of our Lord Himself—that ts, to take to one's! self in larger measure the redeem- I who were against the Mundt bill made it clear they w«re against Joe Stallin. The measure, they ar- Fog and Featherbedding One purpose of the mediation machinery authorized by Congress for settling railway labor disputes is lo provide the facts for Informing and mobilizing public opinion. This laudable Intent Is largely thwarted, however, by the complicated system of raihvt'.y labor rules popularly known as "Icatherbeddlng." Many of these rules are the result, purely, of the clfort.s of railway labor to make work for more men than are actually uci'acn or lo gam more pay for shorter hours. For example, n modern passenger train will run easily 400 miles In eight hours. But the work day on a passenger train Is not eight hours, but 150 miles, and one of the demands of the brotherhoods now threatening to strike is for this mileage to be reduced to 100. Yet on the present 150-mile basis, the hourly rate is J4.22 per hour worked. Similarly, the proposed new rules would limit freight trains to 70 cars and passenger trains ot 14, thereby making useless n large portion of the tractive power ol a modern locomotive. The extra pay demanded by train crews for switching off lo a nearby farm to pick up a carload of livestock lias been a factor in driving livestock traffic to the truck lines. In 1938 the Emergency Board suggested the elimination of featherbed payments and recommended i "frank and candid Inquiry." But in 1041 (lie unions threatened to strike If the recommendations of the 1938 board were carried out. On lhe British railroads there is uotrting corresponding to the featherbed pattern. It has been suggested that ill the United States the featherbed rules be exchanged for an Increase in wages per hour and that the rule becomes eight hours' pay for eight hours' work, with "work" reasonably defined to make allowance for time on call and similar demands. Tills would appear to be the course of common sense. It would not only greatly simplify the negotiation of new wage contracts. It would also let the public know what the Issues are. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. with world politics. It had to flo witli goin' Ilshin'. For two months, Ambassador Smith has been wanting to go fishing. He had been cooped up in Moscow ail winter, and he had a vacation coming. He wanted to spend It with a few close personal I friends — not diplomats — angling the streams of Normandy in the ; soft spring air of France where nearly four years ago the GI's had hit the beach lor their second- i j front invasion. ! In Washington, Secretary Mar- lall had a chore he wanted Smith perform In Moscow. He wanted mlth to go see Molotov and tralghten out a few wrong ideas Communists seem to have bout American politics and Amcr- can foreign policy. Marshalls' problem was whether o have Ambassador Smith do this ob before he went fishing or atter. .larshall finally decided liat. if Smith had poor luck on his Ishing trip, it might spoil the egotmtlons. So the ambassador vas told to go call on Molotov bc- ore he went fishing. in advance exactly what he wanted to talk aijuut. That gave Molotov a chance to decide whether he would see Smith. It also gave Molotov a chance to study up and see what he would say in reply. After that was figured out, Smith was told he could call. give the permission that its prmci-| 0 » | pal purpose was to" ask lor a conference to talk things over. [ This was actually a minor point in Smith's presentation. It was merely a repetition of what President Truman had said In his speech of last March n: "The door 1 has never been closed, nor will it as the supreme power ot it-living. That many mean the the Russians made it seern new and worlcl-sliaking. a s _ diplomacy was caught llat- footed by this propaganda trick. president Truman had to Issue Christian for the Master, or. as I think Paul intends from what follows, the love of the Master Himself, dwelling in the soul of the believer. "Grace" is a word of rich and variously beautiful meanings. Predominantly it is used as favor and pardoning love ol God, but it has the meanings also of charm injomenes-s, gladness, good you looked to Moscow gor "They could send a man to jfr!J| for 100 or 200 years nr more." ri« said. "And fine him a couple or 10 million dollars." Cong. John Rankin ot Tupplo, Miss., a bushy haired man, was up to bat next.John is n two- microphone speaker. There are two of 'em on the House floor and he and i skates from one to the other as he will. I talks. It's lucky both of the mikes He came and delivered his piece,, ever be closed to the Soviet Union by wovrt of mouth. Molotov then (or t« at-";, 1 other nation which gen- replied, orally. Smith then made I ulncly co-operates in preserving his reply to that, orally. But atter- | the peace." It was nothing new. But wards the two diplomats sent each other written memoranda, outlining what each had said to the other. All this-monkey business is ac- 1 ._ ,,...„„ „.„„„ _„— . - , .--- - - _ -.- cepted practice. In ne;otlalions of new statement next morning and j His earthly life manifested the ful- I had had a lot of fan mail from the this kind, It Is customary for the ' ' - • - .......... - - - . exchange or views to be kept secret. and a thankful spirit. To grow in ! have long cords because this lima grace is to have one's character i John almost landed in the laps become ever stronger and more of his colleagues on the front row. beautiful, enriched and enlarged . He gave the professors of tli« into a closer Image of Him, who in i country the business. He snid he unless both parties agree to publication. There was no mention of making their remarks public in this case. Having done what he was told to the State Department had to give ' ness of the grace of God. out that part ot Smith's remarks i - whicli Molotov had not chosen io make public, But mi in til these things denials and corrections never catch up with the original mistake. The profs. I "They all sound like Reds." i whooped John. "If they're so smart, I why don't they take up law?" There was a lot more pro and con. I A fat Congressman in a blue 1 Summer suit, sitting in the back ... = of the. hall on the Republican side, Ed Harciin has gone to Grcru-itle i could be | 1( , ard snoring-clear up r .. _. .... .... - .Miss., where he has accep i i »; j n the press gallery. out asking Smith's permission, Mol- j taken in dealing with the Com-1 position with tne Chicago MHI and ; come vote time, and x page boy 15 Fears Ago In Blytheville— do, Ambn.wador Smith was ready I Russians scooped the world and to leave Mosco,v lor hlj fishing i gave everyone the wrong iinpres-1 trip. And right llieve is where Mol- | S i 01 i by diplomatic trickery. This Is ] otov pulled a double cross. With-] one of the risks that has to be • CLen i nts- State Bank Department chairman of the preschool Pare his delicate game of international intrigue. Note now how the Rus- '• ;Ion chess masters played It. I Conference Was Minor Point In Discussion This was given to the -world at pe Marshall admits that, in the run, it may have helped it. IN HOLLYWOOD B! ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent i the cards run differently In Indianapolis, and Joseph E. Cain, |Edson T. Wood and Walter Pray or that city will tell you that they j Teachers group yesterday ^n fjf Bienn'llim Budget ' they met, at the home, of Mrs. dies- I * tor Caldwcll, Mrs. Crawford Green j and Mrs. W. L. Horner will be study I chairman for the group. By t'rsklnc Jnlmson NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD <NEAI — Robert Taylor is unhappy with his roles n' M-O-M and is attempting to buy his contract so lis can free-lance. The studio still hasn't given him a yes or no. . . . Clark Gable probably will go to England in the fall lor a movie. It's also possible tliat one of his biggest hits, "Munity Oil the Bounty," will be reissued soon. SO THEY SAY The union lias agreed on a two-year, no- strike contract. We will live up lo that contract. —Philip Murray, president, CIO. I think any attempt to implement both selective service and U.MT simultaneously is ridiculous. The Army is not in position to handle the systems and defense as well.—Rep. \v. G. Andrews IR) o New York. New standards of Americanism arc being laid down and new torms of punishment devised lor' their enforcement— Clifford J. Durr, retiring FCC Commissioner, rapping government loyalty program. The world Is In a state of tension that will last or years. For the period ahead we must be sure that we are buying the most useful weapon. We must be sure we don't fall Into the fatal apathy ot thinking in terms ol lhe recent war.—Secretary of Defense Forreslal. We're iocls if we appropriate money for steel to go to Great Britain if they are going to use it for engines that are being sent to Russia.—Sen. Styles Bridges (R) of New Hampshire. Robert Montgomery tells a fun- | ny story about the last Academy i Awards. When those old movies I were [lashed on the screen, show- | ing Bob as he looked 15 years ago ] Dmlly Kimbrough, sitting next to lim, started to cry: "What's wrong?" asked Bob. "Oh," wailed Emily, "you look SO YOUNG!" Bob, I'm happy to report, is bacs .o his prewar liRiit comedy opposite Bette Davis in "June Hriria.' 1 Thcie never was a better hand at sophis- ! dream up ticstcd comedy than Bob. ' " Script Strip Yoo Hoo! Eric! Virginia Ma/o clops a modilicd strip lease in -The find I've seen in years. Sonja Henie, the blonde Fort Knox—she pair! Uncle Sam $600,COO in taxes just (rom her last ice skating tour—will skate on HolJy- wood's smallest rink for "The Countess of Monte Cristo." The rink, &n!j' six feet square, is used for a series of fast montage shots. Prediction for Grcer I hear M-G-M is burning over a piece I wrote about Grecr Garson in the June issue of .Modern Screen. I only predicted that she will be the screen's new No. 1 comedienne. . . . Is that a sparkler for Angela Lians- bury's Iclt hand in Peter Shw's pocket? Mrs. Buck V K 1052 47 *J985<32 4 AK 109 7 S32 ¥ A943 » A i 4 None \ A 64 i »Q8 ! OKQ109652 + AQ Tournament—Neither vul. South West North F.lst 1 « Pass 2 * Double Opening—$ A 21 the home ot Mrs. Sallie yesterday afternoon when plans i were made for the up keep of the I cemetery this Summer. During the social hour Mrs. Hubler served spiced cake and iced tea. Mable ^ terday filed a tentative budget wiJB met at i stale Comptroller Walter Lokey in* Hubler' tali "S 566,600 annually lor the next ' bicnnium. The department's present appropriation is S57.9M a year. The budget will be considered by the Legislative Council here May 28. Marriage Licenses The following couple obtained marriage license yesterday in the i office of Miss Elizabeth BIythe, Read Courier Neu's Want Ads. county clerk: Harry Burneister of Cockran Wis., and Miss Betty Sharp of St. Louis, IMo. I guess we can blame a Los An- [ geles baking company, which fea- : lures windmills on al! its stores, for ! Hollywood's horror pictures. Nine- teen years <iyo, the late Carl Lacm- | mlc told director Robert Plorey to I something Heads Fund have to make fancy bids. I recently talked with Mrs. Reba Buck, secretary of the Indianapolis Bridge Association, and she gave me today's hand. How could the hand be played at two clubs doubled? Why didn't East bid four different tor spades? Those are unanswerable the screen. : questions. Bui Mrs. Buck played it Bob went home to his apartment, ' a (, two clubs, and she played it i which was across the street from 3 ; well. windmill going 'round and 'round i po v some reason East's opening Girt From Jones Beach " Takes off | al °P & bakery. A windmill. Bob de- lead wa s the ace of diamonds. Pcr- all her clothes in a crowded court- j tided, would be a great place for an haps ho wanted a ruff, but forgot room. (She's wearing a bathing suit I odd character to hide in. Then he underneath.) 1 remembered, the old Frankenstein , » . slory. Result: lhe Frankenstein ss- I ries, which launched the celluloid A housebrokf n mule named Ab- J horror cy^le. The windmill, as y.«l ncr (weight, 5SO pouuds) came to a backstage Christmas party giv':ti for June Haver and kicked holy heck, out of the place for a scene in "Silver Lining" Said June later: "I didn't mind Abncr stealing the scene and I didn't mind him bucking in my dressing room, but when I smelled the perfume they had pul on him tliat finished rue." Ihit he hart no trumps to ruff with. Next he cashed the ace ot hearts, which did not make Mrs. Buck feel badly ot all. . . : Then East cashed the Wnp of may remember, played a big part in spades, and when his partner play- the first few pictures. MCKENNEY ON BRIDGE Well, maybe Joan Caulfield is: .>::«>:>:>;>>:>.:«.;»;>:>::»:>::o:;»;>:.'' right about actresses marrying ac- 11 j ni »r 7 tors and clashing carrcv.i. ! asked I r/H(t I Itty ItlCtKCS her if she'd ever think of marry- I /^/^u/ v/-«s>/ ing an actor. "Maybe." she laughed, .vVlltl UCl "but never a good actor. I rt marry ' a bad one." I Allied Ariists has dcfmhcly decided on a Tola Ncgri-type buildup for singer Theodora lAnch, wife of millionaire J. 1'aul Ottiy. She's the mott cxcitinf new screen By William E. McKenney America's Carrt Authority Written for NEA Service cd the jack, the ace of spades fol- ! lowed. Mrs. Buck trumped this with i the deuce of clubs, then led a small , club. Finding East out of clubs, slie i went up with the ace In dummy, i led a small diamond and trumped ' it with the four ot clubs, i She went over to dummy with ' tlif rjueen of hearts and cashed the king of diamonds, discarding the I I ten of hearts from her own hand. | i Now she led another diamond and | twas careful to trump this with the 1 SO Brother (ab.) five of clubs. SI Traps The king of hearts was cashed \ and a small club led. West won HORIZONTAL 1,8 Pictured managing director of international monetary fund 12 Connection 13 Willow 15 Among 16 Anchor 18 Otherwise 19 Obtain 20 Slips 22 Greek letter 23 Half an em 24 Parent 25 Credit (ab.) 27 Boy's nickname 28 Step 30 Bellows 32 Scrap .1.1 Help 34 Smoothing tool 35 Tills 39 Sun god 40 Bone 41 Plural ending 42 Near 43 Crelan mounl 45 Sweetens VERTICAL 1 Unite 2 Got off 3 Demented 4 That thing 5 Peruvian city 6 Noose 7 Greek seaport g Depart 9 Employ 10 Baked clay 11 Bed canopy 12Slorms 14 Cons 17Anent 20 Gratuity 21 Scratches 24 Musical instrument 26 Muddies 29 Constellation 31 Stir .H Pedanls -17 Dress 48 On the sheltered sid* •"> Streamlet SO Negative nty*. 35 Gentlewomen 52 Sun 37 Game 54 Blackbird of enclosure cuckoo SRF.ndured SB Negative •H Against 58 Exempli 46 Higher gratia (ab.) It Is difficult lo convince people that bridge in Indianapolis. Inrt., if different from bridge in any other place in the country. Even with the king and found that he was cnci-played. He had to lead | away from lhe tcn-secvn ot clubs , , into" Mrs. Buck's jack-nine. I Read Courier News W»nl Ads. 53 Buddhist language 54 Air (comb, form) 55 Surgical thread 57 Yielded 59 Storage pit r

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