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• TEE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. 1 H. W HAINES, Publisher JAUE8 L. 'VERHOEFF. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Sol* N»tlon») Advertising Representative*: Wall»w Witmer Co., New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Alttrnoon Except Sunday Entered u second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of COD- gttst, October S, J917. Member at The Associated Ptfst SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blylhevllle or any tuburban town where carrier service U maintained, 20c per week, or 85c pel month. . By mall, within a radius of 50 miles. J4.00 per year, »2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile tone. »10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations Servants, be obedirnl to them that are jour masters ju-cnrdlng- (c 0>* fifth, with fear and trembling-, in ginfleneftE of your ht»rt, M unto Christ.—EphwUns 6:S. . . , . • Obedience, we may remr-rnber, l.i a pail of re- -llgion, and therefore an element of peacr; bill love which includes obticieuce it (he whole.— George Sewell. Barbs An Itlinoi.s judge mips thai kissing R girl in an anlo Is alt right. Docs anybody waul to argue? ' » * » When x torn pressed air lank blew up ai A ir«stern college students probably ihoujht It WRA a professor. • * * In selecting hair sbamjwo, remember that you use It in the eyes as well as on the hair. ,': » * * A customer bruk* a bather's jaw in New York. Another trouble with lhe world I* that we talk too much. * . * * The slender ulrl .shown spring siyles bent—the jjerider pocketbook worst. • Vocational Bigotry I Form of Intolerance ' The denial of FloriclH's Sen.' Claude - Pepper that he meant to reflect on the ; • patriotism of any class in charging that manufacturers' sons "stayed home" during the last war can hardly undo the damage wrought by the senator's orig- ..,-. inal intolerant statement. "I made a ,; generalization," Pepper pleads. "J dis- . /-distinctly remember saying, 'I do not im•• pugn the patriotism of any class." But '& is precisely on such generalizations that intolerance thrives, i Efforts to banish prejudice from American life are directed almost exclusively toward feelings about race race and religion. But there is another form of intolerance that needs some educational spadework. It is what may be called vocational bigotry. The vocational bigot is the person who tells you that all union organisers are Communists, or that all corporation executives are Fascists, or that all IRW- • yers are orooked. ': It is possible to be a vocational bigot, and at tile same time be a liberal, as that elastic word is usually defined. Senator Pepner dares to take a stand against racial and religious intolerance, though he comes from a part of the country where such A stand can amount to political suicide. Vet he has proven that he can be as intolerant a s Rep. John Rankin or the most hidebound anti- unionist in the National Association of Manufacturers. The personal target of Senator Pepper's ill-starred remarks was Ira iiosher, who was speaking for .the NAM Gefore R Senate committee on the new labor relations bill. Mr. Pepper wound up by pounding on a and shouting "it was the workers' sons who died on the battlefields and the manufacturers' sons by and large who stayed home and marie the profits of the war." Such statement, of course, was undignified, ungenerous and untrue. U would have been all thai even if Mr. ilosher had not replied by informing ; the senator that he had lost three of his family in the war. Would Senator Pepper have perverted the selective service system to send all manufacturers' sons to the front to atone for the sins of their fathers? Does he think that the skills and experience of industrial management which were exempted from combat duty contributed nothing to victors'? We think the senator might answer no to these questions if he gave them his intelligent consideration. But vocational : . bigotry, like any bigotry, is not, the product of intelligent consideratioM. H is the product of fear and insecurity and ? ; personal antipathies. It is the manifes- I i tation of a desire for a scapegoat and an ' : , escape. j ,: It is just as foreign to the beat American tradition to hole n man solely for his occupation as it i.s to hate him for his rite to worship or fhe color of his skin. And in this particular case, such outbursts as Senator Pepper's don't make for better labor-management relations, which should be a prime objective of a new labor bill. They don't even make for good relations. Be Not Dis-mciyed The country may take heart from lhe expert, opinfon on the price situation by President Truman's top economic adviser. We are sinii ly i/i a period of clis-inflatiou. In other words, prices are dis-ascending in a healthy sort of way. So there is no cause for discouragement. Everybody can dis-inhalo and relax. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Farm Bureau Lobby Sliould federal tax iniuioy bo nspri to maintain a lobby for any sj,, e i e group? That Is the question being asked by James (',. Patton, vns \. dent of the National Farmers' Union. Mr. Pa t. ton warns the -lobby In question—the American Farm Burenu Federation—divorced from the Dc- IMrtnient of Agriculture's Extension Service, through which It fatCcns at (cdei-al expense. The Pa mi Bureau's power Is the result of R nilMake the Federal Government made 35 years «BO ajift state governments several years belore that. When tile slates appointed tiic first county agents, they .stipulated that Hie farmers in every couniy must organize ajicl pay part of the agent's expenses. On Joining in the program,the Federal Government accepted this arrangement. • Soon alter, the county organization* ol fanners became stole farm bureau federations and organized themselves nationally Into the American Farm Bureau federation. As such. It la a mammoth politicKl machine, with subservient county agent* compelled to do its bir- rting at the literal grassroots of the nation. At the Farm Bureau's bidding, and in viola- lion of the Agriculture Department's rules, county agents have organized county farm bureaus. Generally, the Farm Bureau has claimed credit for all lhe payments ihe formers have received from the Government, and .suggested that It the farmers want to keep on receiving them they had better .sign ,,p. County agents have collected dues from the bureau, and carried voters to the polls to vote for ius candidates. As Gladys Baker wrole in "The County Agent," the tendency has been for ll.e Farm Bureau to exclude lower-Income farmers and put pressure ou the county agent to give members better service than non-members. "The county farm bureau Is usurping his (the county agent's) time . . . thereby tcndiiiR to limit his service to « minority group of farmers least in need of government assistance," Miss BnXcr wrote. "The F»rm Bureau," Fortune mneazlne reported, "is a private lobby sponsored and supported by the government it seeks to influence." Senator Eastland of Mississippi is the kind of public official this private lobby produccs-Sen- »ior Sparkiuan of Alabama the kind it fiRius. Its machinations were studied for three years by a committee appointed by then Secretary of Agriculture Anderson and the Association ol I-aiid Grant Colleges and Universities, through uliose. institutions the Extension Service is ad- mlmstered. The conclusions were that the tieup of Extension and Fnlcrallon should be dissolved. More power to President Pattern of the Farmers' Union iu his ,'tfoit to dissolve It! —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY While the immediate outlook gives confidence, there are weak spots tin'our economy i that are more .significant than they were n year ago. if something Isn't done to correct these ... we will have another depression.—Leon Kcy.scruns;, member of President Truman's Council of Economic Advisers. • » * We will be less likely to misinterpret the lacts on heart disease if we xccp sight o( the fact that the human body is not made to last fovcver nud tliat the greater the chances ol living to old age, the greater the chances are that death will occur Irom heart disease.—D. Louis I. Dublin, statistician. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. * * * When we talk about planning the things w? wnnt to do economically we arc charged with being Communists and fellow-travelers. [ uiiiiK that the difficulty is that . . . the people who find fault with us ... arc thinking abmit cnntrciiird economy, not planned economy.—President Tni- I'd be a millionaire overnight l| i rculrt draw the blueprint for a Ral a fellow really cmilrt coiitu on for better or for worse ._ . . Even « washing machine is mure reliable than a woman. a,u1 that's the understatement ot the year!- Drum-it F Terry, New York artist and designer. * * • Women's skirls have dictated dancing styles all dawn through the ages. When skirts arc .short. the dance will be exuberant with'lots of leg acilon. When skirts are long, the rhythm will br lazier. Sliding and more romdntic.—Donald Sawyer, t\>* Vork dancing master. I think the greatest contribution r>f tenors is to make comforlable clothes, if they air comfortable, (hen they will be smart.—Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Onr generation may well be the inihappiest that has every ltve.1 In the history of Christianity. —.M-sgr. Fulton J. Sheen. BLYTHEVILLE <ARK.) COUnTER NEWS "' Don't Worry, I Don't Start Things I Can't Finish!' Management's Mistakes, Not Tariff Troubles, Blamed in Waltham Watch Co/s Shut-Down By Peter Edson NEA Washington Correspondent The Waltham watch case was luened up for a second Inspection •lien extension of the reciprocal rode Agreements act—recently pass- d by the House—came before the jr-unle finance Committee. This Is a test for all American ndustry bucking foreign compcti- lou over low tariff walls. The reason Is that Ihe 99-yenr-old Waltham Vatch Co.. Wnltham, Mass., has een shut down since Inst Dec 28 lost of its 2300 -skilled employes nve been out of work, living on un- mploymcnt compensation. Daniel G. Lane, one of three trusses for the bankrupt Waltham corn- any, testified before Sen. Walter F Oeorge's committee on the watch 'orks' troubles nnd possible repairs -ytie looks to March 14 as the ear- est date when better news about VaHham should begin to break. On lat date the trustees go before cdernl court to present their plans or reorganization and revltalization f the company. If approved.'the trustees hope to et most of the workers back on ie job in short order. The coin- any will have missed the June radtiatloii mid wedding market. It 'ill therefore have to concentrate n new lines and styling for the ext Christmas trade, with a re- nmperl advertising and sales pol- c.v. both of which were apparently ncklng under the most recent nian- gcment. VANTKD TO MAKK KINEST WATCH" ONLY Trustee Lync lolil the senators one K-idcnt to illustrate how bad Walham's manngcmenl Iwd been. Aft- er the war, Ford Motors wanted Waltham to design a new speedometer. Ira Guilden, brother-in-law of the head of Bulova Watch Co. and • then hoad of Waltham, turned down the Ford offer. He said he was interested only In making "the finest watch In the world." What Guilden did was discontinue production of nine- and 15-Jewcled watches which had been 45 per cent of Waltham's trade. He concentrated on 17- and 21-Jewel watches. When the company failed last December It had 60,000 of these watches and 85.000 movements it couldn't sell, and Us cash reserves were all gone. So It closed. Points like these are what make proponent's of the reciprocal trade agreements program say that Waltham's troubles arc not due to tariff policies or rates, but to the mistakes of management. By concentrating on 17- and 21- jewel watches, Waltham was taking advantage of a tariff of $10 a movement. This is 50 high that, it has even forced Swiss importers like Bulova to manufacture Its finest, watches In the United States, to compete with American manufacturers. Yet. Waltham couldn't succeed even then. , When Waltham's trustees BO before federal court March 14. they will announce new management. They also hope to announce that they have been successful In raising new capital to put the SWISS COMPETITION STILL A PROBLEM The next problem will be how to keep them going against imported Swiss watch competition. The Swiss assemblers arc smart merchandisers. They introduced wrist watches when U, S. companies said no American mule would, ever wear one. Today the Swiss have captured 80 per cent of the Ariierlcan market. They spend sums for advertising and radio which the American fine watchmakers say they can't aftord because Swiss wage levels and production costs are so much lower. Right after the war there was a temporary Swiss import quota limitation of 1.700,000 movements. Sut in 1946 imports went above 9,000,- OOO.s ome movements coming through Canada and Mexico. Imports in 1948 were 9,000,000. against U. S. production of over 2,000,000. Waltham, in spite of its new lease on life, claims there should be a rise in the tariB so as to make the cost of a Swiss movement delivered duty-paid in New York equal to the cost of an American-made movement. The Swiss trade agreement under which watch movements are now imported was made In 1936 and has not been revised since. It can oe reopened on six months' notice. But the question which confronts the Congress, the State Department and the Tariff Commission Is whether they ought to write into the tariff m U. S. Reconstruction Finance Cor- i J Amencan 'ndustry against porntion will contribute another com l }c '"ion. no matter how high i6.000.000 to start the Waltham | its Production costs and how inef- works going again. | fici( . m its management. N HOLLYWOOD ll\ Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Everyone stepped up and accepted his old »icdal auard from Photoplay viagaeine except BIDR Crosby. Bins, oU'd the nuisi popular actor ol the ear, didn't, show up. This ha.s been gojng on for some ime. Bing has won the Gold Medal ive cometiitive years, for five years Photoplay ha.? given a big formal iinner party at the Beverly Hills hotel and dusted off a chair for the "roaner. Once, at the .second dinner, Bi.'ig dia come He even .sang a couple >r songs. But now hc'.s missed three- n a row. And tbi.s time, according to a Photoplay spokesman, he didn't even bother to decline the invi- ation. GeorRp JcMrl handed the gold nirdal in llui s 's l,ns s , v. Frank l-'rccman, ami said: "\v c- l| jive this In yon jmi In case you see him sometime." InRTid Bergman accepted her medal and said: "Maybe one ol days ill catch up with Bing.'' Dailcy Katp.s There's a new respect for Daa Oaiicy around lhe Pox lot since th.u Academy nomination. He's in fasv company lor a hoofer and he's plenty flattered. . . . Susan Peters \s talking about doing a motion piciiirr in Italy. . . . Dennis O'Kccie will do "Tiie Dark Page" for Ediiir Small and then goe.s (o England and a movie about the Berlin nirim. "Operation Viltles." There's a story making the rounds Mint touches both on Ihe value ol publicity and the incongruity of the studio economy waves. Here it I.SL Studio executives sign up a new personality and assign a mc« agc-nt. to RCI it in all the newspapers that lies a sensational discovery. The pre,w agent does. The executives 1P; , rt th(! slory s|;rt are so impressed thr-y Rive the new star a raise. Then they rirc the press agent. Connie Hatnrs may be the singer on the Dean Nfariin-Jerry Lewis alrshow. . . Nick Rvisso wjjl pro- I duc« R play by Craig Rice, "The Gallo\va Tree." Angela Lansbury may be the star. . . . The Al Jot- soci mlusu-ci show for television is beyond the talking stage. Plans nou are for it to originate iu New York. • * • A .school for theater managers JUM opened in New York. Roy Rowland wonders it a student "will be taken to the woodshed it he come.5 htime with a report card showing only 70 in ijopccrn-and 65 in candy No worries auoiit type casting for character actor John Hoyt. In rapid succession he's played a lanat- | ical Nazi, a horse trainer, a psy- clmtiist and now a Riddy accompanist to an cpera star in "Everybody's Doing H." I Introducing ... I One ot the chief complaints Hollywood i s the lack or new fiice.s on the screen. Exhibitors and public both claim the producers use the same old laces over and over :mci make little ellort to find new i.ilciit. Trunks may be changing. Five unknowns are being introduced in live new films. In lact. the words "And Introducing" are used in the an.! and in the screen billing. The IMC ate: I'clor Miles in "Th« Rod t'ony": ll«l.\v llrakc In "Kvcry Girl Should ne .Married": 1'alricia In ".luhn Lores Mary"; Ilar- rv tarry. Jr., In "Three Gralfalll- frv" and Bratrlrr 1'carson in "V'orcr of Evil." * » i Day of hundreds of gorgeous tcmmes Hocking to Hollywood tor film breaks seems to be over. Ben Bard complains that he cau't even find glamor lypw for his drama school by olfering free tuition. Most of the other drama schools here are in the same boat. . . . F,vcry studio Is plotting out-ot-town trips tor stars on the theory that personal appeal anct-.s will stimulate business. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Bv William E. McKcnncy .America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Pulls Vienna Coup, Making Grand Slam Looking over the records, I was pleased to see that Ambrose Casner of New York City was the second- highest winner of master points in 1018. "Arntiy" \vho those points the hard way. He does not pick out outstanding players as partners. He plays with all types of players. * Casner A A Q.9 VQ87 « A 7 + K Q J 109 Tournament— Neither >•>•!. South \Vc5t North Eas* I * Pass 2 ¥ Pass 3 « Pass < + Pass ^ N' T Pass »V Pass ~i 'N T Pass P».« P»w Opening—V S • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1949 Socialism in Britain to Face Real Test in Elections in 7950 The DOCTOR SAYS "y Elfin P. Jordan. M. D. Written for NEA Service Doctors usually speak or unit. tonsillitis and chronic tons, mis in acute tonsillitis, the lonsi, become inflamed, red and swollen as * result of infection. The ° "onsHs are not removed when (hey are acutely Inflamed. If there V have been several attacks of tonsillitis however, especially if they are causing rheumatism, Injuring the knideys, or are producing other rouble elsewhere in fhe body, then he question of the removal in be- By DeWiti MacKende * e Fonlin Affair. Analyrt Britain already is getting set for uin T, at politlcal struggle which «111 determine whether she Is u> continue along the road of socialism ^or revert to conservatism. It's just over three and- a half tafoV ce lhe Labor Part * '"'p into power under leadership oj ci« ment Attlee and established R,^ who n of blood, toll, tears and sweat" England, with her Imperial Iran pings and tradition, hi, h j? f In chronic tonsillitis the tonsils may be somewhat enlarged or thev may seem normal on the sur j ac e, but have deep-seated Infection often with pus pockets deep underneath Sometimes infection causes the tonsils to become shrunken and scarred and yet they mav be pouring poison Into the system Tonsils or thls kmd shou i dS 7™ c out. Large sizo a i one however cd ™ s not nccessar/ly mean that the tonsils sliould be removed. Adenoids Much Same The adenoids which He In the back of the nose consist of tissue much the same as the tonsils Ee moval of this thsvie-adenoidec- tomy-rls frequently done at the same time as tonsillcctomy The adenoids, just like the tonsils, may harbor germs and cause chronic infection. In infants and children the adenoids can cause some obstruction and this is the most common cause of "mouth breathing." Besides the several good reasons for taking out the tonsils and adenoids. there are some reasons for not doing so. at least at a particular lime. The tonsils and adenoids should not be removed in a person with active tuberculosis ol the lungs or in the presence of some other diseases. The best method for dealing with tonsils and adenoids which are causing trouble Is to remove them surgically. Although they are some- tiroes treated with x-ray or by coagulation with an electric needle most specialists feel that neither of these methods nre R.I satisfactory as surgical removal. • * • 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 causes worms and how are they cured? ANSWER: Intestinal worms are swallowed with food. The cure depends on the kind of worm present but is quite effective with persistent treatment. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — March *. 1334 A three course luncheon was served by Mrs. Everett B. Gee to members of the Thursday Luncheon Club and three guests, Mrs. W. D. Chamblin. Mrs. James H. Bell and Mrs. M. A. Isaacs. The St. Patricks Day motif was used in the tallies and the food. Bath towels in pastel shades were presented to Mrs. Byron Morse for high score award. Mrs. H. A. Smith entertained the Mid Week bridge club and one guest, Mrs. H. H. Houchtns. Follow- felt confident now that West held at least one of the missing kings, and he knew that West would have to hold both of them if he was to make his contract. He decided to try for a Vienna coup. After winning the first heart trick, he cashed the ace of diamonds and,then ran five club tricks and three heart liicfcs. The three cards remaining in each hand at this point are underlined. The nine of hearts nas led from dummy. Casner discarded the seven of diamonds. West held on to the king of diamonds and threw away the jack of spades. Casner now led the three of spades from dummy, went up with his nee, dropping the ving, and the queen of spades won the thirteenth trick. ot™ w ^-r other general election. Then lh, ?fM'£jsw ;*$ •^course or swing back Yo 'fhi ic Britain A monrr .,.„ ca P»'- piiH lament, and the chemica° InSus try is a possibility. mans- Face Real Test In 1930 The government even has A,™* the political elements by p rof Mto? universal free medicine TbTs „",* "rally has been met with J'ed emotions but it Is popular™^ the man In the street. How far dare the socialist* »„ with nationalization? Tte govern" ment has been watching general reaction closely and anxiously Socialism Is on trial in a bis V»T m England, it can make or break itself be/ore next year's election The party has held that the public reaction seemed fair enouch In some 30 parliamentary hy-elec ' tlons since the Socialist government came to power, it hasn't lost one. Then last week came an outstanding test In a by-election at South Hammersmith. South Hammersmith normally Is conservative, but has been held by labor since the Inst general election Consequently It was made a testing ground. The great Church- Hi himself hurled some of th» world's most powerful oratory into the campaign. Labor won. and set the conservatives back on their heels Conservative May Change Strategy So. with this politlcal gauge to go by. we find both parties swin ",',,, ™}° Rc "° n to Bet set f °r te still distant general election. One / reaction in conservative ranks has been disappointment In some quarters over the way Churchill handled the Hammersmith campaign. There's talk or a drastic overhauling: of conservative strategy. Naturally Socialist fortunes will depend heavily O n the state of British post-war rehabilitation at election time next year, if things are good, nationalization will claim credit. but it will have to take th» blame if conditions are bad. The Attlee governmint is likely to run into heavy criticism for its handling of the Arab-Jewish imbroglio in Palestine. Probably some conservatives also will reiterate their charge that the Socialists threw away part of the empire In the way they dealt with the Indian situation. However, It strikes me that this will be hollering down » rain barrel, since India was due for freedom in any event. On the credit side for the Socialists. they can cite their program of colonial development. This is calculated to give a great lift to Imperial rehabilitation. In any event, the eyes of the world will be on that election. It will be one of socialism's most important tests thus far in any nation. Read Cornier News Want Ads. Casner has had an Interesting career. He ctlll carries a card In the musicians' union, and was one of the first orchestra men to appear on radio. His wife- Is veil known In the musical uorlci as Grctchen Haller, an outstanding contralto. He ts rapid-fire on his dccMons In the play of the hand. In todayA hand, he said that he probably should have bid five no trump, asking for kings, before bidding seven; but he was counting live hearts, five clubs, two aces, and either a sixth heart or a king In his partner's hand. West took a long time to make the opening lead, and finally played ihe six of hearts. Casner (South) ing a two course luncheon bridge was played when hosiery was presented to Mrs. M. O. Usrey for hi score. Miss Ruth Whitworth and Clifford Joiner and Mr. find Mrs. George W. Barham attended a banquet last night in Osceola given by the Reynolds packing Co. Angered Animal 4 Thus 5 Jacob's brother (Bib.) fi War god •? 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