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EIGHT BLYTHRV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NKWS TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 1948 THE BLTTHEVILLJ: COURIER NEW8 TIB OOURDW mcwa oa B. W. BAJNES, rutaUitMT JAMB I> VKRHOIir, Kdttor IX KUUAW. WillM* Wttacr 00. W«w Yo* Chicago. tmj Afternoon Bietpt __ M •eco'sd cl»M m*tur at to* po*- j «t BlyUarilie. ArkansM, unctar act of Goo- ff^ Oetobg ». UH. fltrnd by Uw UniUd or uf !• main- SCMCROTION RATES: •* «•»»« to tin city ot 8lytneTUl« town wb«r« t»rrl« >enrtc« e per week, or Uo p«t month. . irtthin > MUUUI ot 60 mile* t«.00 p« T BOO Jor «lx month*, 11,00 for thre» monUu; i ouUUi. M mil* K> to «dy»nc«. •c*rcely nominate * regular party man in th* President'i place. Far any regular Democratic replacement would be committed to that record, and at the same tim« th« party would be admitting that th« Truman record was not strong enough to elect the man w;ho made it. Such » situation would be an invitation to certain defeat. Meditation And x>, UbMd th« promite.— Hebrewi «:1S. h« < . Our re*j blessings o«<n »ppear to u« in th* lh»p* of pains, losse* and disappointments; but let us have pttlence, and we soon shall see them "In their proper figures.— Addlson. Barbs • There Is nothing more tiresome than someone trying to be Interesting Instend oi interested. * • • A e»lltt« ]>rof<*sor ndvliM »r»du»tc« to trmveL ifhtj ,rtu_l«>kiBr lor the Job they want. • » • Tip to housewives looking lor cleaning ald»: Ce*s out on the goll course. *! * * Jut compliment a wom»n on « dress If you mnt to find «ut how many >»r« »he has had It. • * • -Dust itorms again I Maybe what tills country needs 1» one of those fads tint sweep tue country. A Practical Decision ' General MacArthur acted with practical wisdom and high political morality in turning down the Senate Appropriations Committee request to return be- for the Republican convention and testify on aid to China. The Wisconsin and Nebraska primaries apparently taught the general all he wanted to know about his chances for the presidency. By refusing this obviously political invitation he saved himself and his backers some embarrassing exploitation. He also not only saved by surely enhanced the high esteem in which the American people hold him. Truman's Western Tour May Reveal His Chances Now that most of the GOP hopefuls are back at home base, President Truman is heading fnr open Country. He is on a "non-political" tour which will take him to or near some recent Republican battlefields. The President's stop at Chicago will bring him to the threshold of Wisconsin, where Harold Stassen's star first rose. H« will Omaha, .scene of the Republican free-for-all that sent the Staa- •en stock still higher. In the Far West, at Seattle, he will be in Dewcy country, : according to the primary vot» in neighboring Oregon. And a sweep down th$ • coast will bring him to Los Angeles and Berkeley, in a state where the Wallace vote will probably be heavy. In each of those cities Mr. Truman will make a major speech. Elsewhere h« will make some 40 back-platform appearances at stops along the way. In these the President will go in for impromptu, off-the-cuff remarks which seem to have made quite a hit with listeners since he tried one on the newspaper editors' convention in Washington. * ••••••••••• ••••••*••••• It seems safe to assume that Mr. Truman and his supporters are counting- heavily on his folksy, informal approach. The rather dry manuscripts that his ghostwriters have prepared for him have had a tendency to freeze the President up, and occasionally to trip him up. This swing w jll take the Chief Executive far from\the Republican Congress and the United Nations and the East Coast, where feeling about his Palestine policy has been quite bitter. Though politics will not be stressed publicly on this trip, Mr. Truman will be a grass-roots candidate in the grassroots country. It is a role that many of his friends believe becomes him most. Democratic politicians will be watching the reactions to this trip with great interest, of courst-. Results of the trip may be hard to gauge. There is bound to be much speculation over how many of the cheers Mr, Truman receives along the way are for the President of the .United States, and how many for Harry S. Truman, candidate for re-election. In making this tour Mr. Truman is testing the ground on one of the two courses open to him. At present there is no ^such support in the Democratic :\ Party for him as there was for Mr. • Roosevelt. There Is a dissident group whose "mood seem to range from indifference through lukewarm support to open revolt. And in spite of General Eisenhower's silence, there still seems to be strong sentiment for him. If the reaction to this present trip should prove too discouraging, there is 4 chance that Mr Truman might withdraw and ask General Eisenhower to become a candidate. This chance looks to b* Y«ry remote as of today. Otherwise Mr. Truman must stand on his record and campaign vigorously OB that rocord. The Democrat* could Come Back When You're Washed Up, Joe! VIEWS OF OTHERS Disarming the Democracies The Russian Government is,plainly changing Id tactics; it Is not plainly changing Its purposes. There Is good reason therefore to ask, ai Secretary Marshall has. for evidence of such » cliange In purpose. This request does not demand • fundamental alteration In Soviet aims. It does not say Ihe IJjiUed States will talk about a settlement until the Kremlin agrees to abandon its promotion both of Communism »nd Russian nationalism. It merely Bays that American diplomacy will not «t up one more conference to be deadlocked by Moscow and used as a propaganda sounding board while Russia employs military pressures and political penetration lo gain new strong points in tin power struggle. It merely asks for evidence of a genuine purpose to bargain diplomatically. The State Department's stalcircnt on the current status of eleven issues Marshal Stalin said might be discussed profitably by the United Slates «nd Russia discloses lhat the Kremlin has rerused to tnter discussions of some and has vetoed majority decisions on several others. Even if we wert la excuse certain of these act,s as a desire to protect a minority position, the onus of proving that It Is ready to matt« concessions In order to obtain a settlement rests on Moscow. It ii well lor this situation lo be presented clearly. For the sooner it is understood—on both iidu of the iron curtain—the sooner Russia may be ready for a change not merely In tactics but In short-range purposes. Then and then only will there be a real chance for a settlement so mutually advantageous it will be fulfilled, The Russian peace offensive holds two main 'dangers: 1. That a-s a propaganda measure it will put the United States Government on Ihe defensive before humanity's hunger for peace; a. That it will confuse the peoples of lh« democracies and disarm them. The state Department is improving in Us dealing with Ihe first threat and we trust It will fitid a way to make Moscow fish or cut bait. The second danger must be met chiefly by tin peoplo themselves. Without for a moment dropping their proper aspimiions for peace they must look behind the word and examine closely the conditions on which peace may be offered. Hitler offered peace at Munich. Japan offered peace before Pearl Harbor—on Japan's terms. For instance, today we might examine Ihe kind of conditions for peace that would exist, under one or Henry Wallace's proposals—so quickly picked up by Marshal Stalin. Tills proposal in csserfce U lo "outlaw all methods of mass destruction," and to ban "Die export or weapons." This may sound fine. But what it means as applied lo the present situation.! Is that the United Stat« and the western democracies should R >ve up the kind of weapons tliey chiefly depend on The atom bomb w*uld be outlawed, and the United states would be barred from supplying weapons to the nations of western Europe. But no curb would be placed on Russia's sreat military potential—he, manpower. Even if the Red Army were withdrawn and demobilized, it would remain a military weight In the scales of diplomacy—a military power that could sweep over Russia In three mouths. Tills kind of "peace program" would dlsarr Scrubwoman's Lot in Library Of Congress Both Good and Bad J***fy- Si^t'-— •f**--, -!- -j-.^n / II' '^?%&*%gg&£e Candidates Themselves Aren't Sure Why They Seek the Man-Killing Job of U.S. President By Peter E4snn NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON <NEA>—On a recent "Meet the Press" interview, presidential candidate Thomas E. Dewcy was asked why he wanted to be President. American Mercury Editor Lawrence Spivak, who asked the question, pointed out that it usually took years oTF a man's life. year (ravel and entertainment expenses, sound nice but means little. Ic ccsus more than that, to run the place, in spite ol the White House staff of 500 the government furnishes free. Will Hay s called election to the Presidency a sentence of death. Sinitty figures lhat the average President, elected at age 54, dies at. doubt of their sincerity, Uevvey answered, "I haven't the slightest idea." If any of the other halt-dozen active aspirants for this Job were a.skect the same question, their honest answers would have to be pretty much the same. For the record, these candidates and the dozen others who secretly hope that the political lightning will strike them might try to hand, you the line that it was the call of duty, the Highest honor the nation,had to bestow, or the need to save the couulry from a grasping and dishonest opposition. Deep rtown inside, they all know that's the bunk. "A I'rrstflenl Is Many Men" Why, therefore, had Governor Dew- | 68. The avernge man of 54 can ex- ey for night years been trying so j peci. to live til! he Ls 73- So the Job hard to get it? J tnkcs five years off his lif. In measured words spoken with j No fanner works as long hours as such emphasis there could be no ' the President. Office workers would scream at the hours of a presidential secretary, "From 7 a.m. till midnight, except when they work- late." The president must be all smiles when he feels like the wrath of Goct. He must see delegations whom he doesn't, want to see, including Indians who change to their feathered headdress in the wash rooms. All of them know more about running the job than the President, and tell him so. He gel* Jrotn 1000 to 3000 letters a day, hauled in three truckloads. He has to sign his name from 200 lo 6CO times a day, to mail, commissions, private relief bills and laws passed by Congress. He gets Merrlmau Smith, who covers the I gifts by the hundred,, including White House and. the President: for j fish, fowl and bow ties. Better than United Press, has just written a \ a baby a day is named after him, book about this mmi-killing job. He J and the parents tell him about it, calls it "A President Is Many Men." 1 expecting some kind of acknowl- gooci icporlorial style, Smitty edgment in returp. oiiits out why the President has ! Social Dulles Are Heavy be all tilings to all people. The j The social responsibilities are a ook goes beyond that, however, in Dialled explanations of why woody should ever want the Job. The $75.000 salary, phis $30,000 ft the democracies and hand Europe lo Moscow on a silver platter, it would lead to the kind of "peace" that followed Munich. There can be no useful peace talks on any such basis. The democracies must keep peace as their aim. Bui for the present m least it must, be an armed peace, looking to a balance of power. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. for political purposes, (here j is a formal season. It begins in late ' November and runs to Lent. It incJudes dinners Jor the Cabinet, the Judiciary, the President of the Senate, t he Speaker of the House and two for the diplomatic corps. Then there are judicial, diplomatic, congressional, Army-Navy, and federal agency receptions. Visiting foreign dignitaries rate other receptions and dinners. At some ol these functions the President must, shake halids with over 2000 people in one evening. All these affairs are rim according to strict protocol and set social custom. The President has no private life. The White House, lias 60 rooms on four floors, but two of these floors have the big rooms in which state 1 occasions are heid, and through which sightseers may traipse on certain days of the week. The President's living quarters are the 11 parlor and bedroom suites on the second door. The President and his family are virtual prisoners here. They are constantly guarded by Ihe Secret Service. Whenever the President travels, the Secret Service protection is increased, Wherever he goes, the job follows him—even on vacations. Recent Presidents have averaged. from 8000 to 30,000 miles a year. Every fourth year a President running for re-election must get out and campaign actively, as President Truman Is now doing on THE DOCTOR SAYS •f UwU t. Jordu. M. ^ Wriiu« (v NU fcrrta* Children who have the keen- eat imaginations and (hose who are read moat, or read a grilit deal, are most likely to develop fears and nightmares. They may be afraid of lightning or thunder, the dark, of witches, of hop- oblliis. or of almost anything else eal or Imaginary. When the nature of the fear can : coaxed out by the parents, the Itnatlon Is usually made much etter merely by comforting, af- ection and reassurance. Often imply telling a. child that the •Itches and hobgoblins are not [•ne. Is quits enough to relieve ils worries. Dlscuu il Calmly The children who carry the niaginary fears of the daytime Into the sleeping hours often ;roan and mumble In their sloeo and sometimes wake up covered with perspiration and crying with .error. When this happens, a special effort should be made to gel at the nature of the fear and to discuss It frankly and calmly. Occasionally. If the nightmares can- lot be prevented In this way something more serious may he •esponsifole which requires definite medical treatment. A fairly common source of fears of this kind is one which parents often have difficulty in finding out about oi' even understanding when they do. If one of the children in family seems to get more petting, affection, or attention from the parents, another child may develop a fear that he is adopted or is not wanted In the family group. A feeling of Insecurity in the home causes many of these fears. This to clearly a problem for the parents. Also some children arej born with more sensitive nervous I systems and more imagination, and are more .susceptible to troubles ef this kind. The ordinary types" may not he serious In the long nm, but they are real In the child involved who needs all the comfort and assurance which can Ry Harmon W- KichuU (lulled Press Slaff <,'orrespondfni WASHINGTON, June 8.—IUP1 — The lot of i scrub lady can be finp or not fine, according to where she works. If she slops her mops and pushes her brooms around a restaurant or bake shop, chances are she'll go home hi the morning lugging a heaping sack of turkey wings, unused vegetables or do-nuts and sweet rolls. Compliments of 'the management. But the poor gals who worV it [he library of Congress don't even get a good book to read. They work as hard as the next one, too. The marbled halls are spotless. The'r* Isn't a book or a spittoon out of place. Take it from my friond, Susie, it's no simple task to featherriust 1.COO.OCO books every day. And what do Susie and her girl friends get? Ninety cents an hour for working from 6 to 9 in the morning. Susie's not complaining, understand. And she said today, as shu swiped her duster across a rare and priceless volume, "You can't beat the hours." What has our girl friend In i tizzy is the way she's geitinR Jostled i A k" be given. • • • 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 the difference between a true heart murmur and a false heart murmur? ANSWER: Sometimes, partisu- lary in childhood, a murmur may be heard over the heart which physicians call a functional murmur. This is not a sign of a disease of the heart murmur, is caused by some condition usually involving the valves of the heart. by her rich old Uncle Sam. Some old nosey In the government's Genera] Accounting Office got to poking through tii payroll and come to the "C's" and the list of charwomen—specifically *t th* IJbraiy of Congress, "Wow!" he said, mid grabbed & phone- He got. John c. ii. Andreas5«n. director of the administration department from the library on Lh« line. "What 1 * going on over thert? bellowed the paymaster. Mr. Andreassen replied that everything was nice and. quiet—llk« a library ought to be. "Well," a.sked the P. M., "how come yoilr scrub women have been taking 26 days annual leave? They're part-Urns employe* «nd not entitled to any vacations." Mr. Andreassen, to his credit, jumped to the defense of his help. What .do you mean—tcmpar- ary?" He bellowed right ba«k. Som« of these gals have been here for years. Some, even, are about ready to retire on pension. Do you call that temporary, sir?" Thi accounting man didn't answer that one. All h« knows, h« said, Is that according to the record, Ihe scrub gals owe the government a lot c! money for time off they didn't deserve. Some of 'em »» much as $1500. Which ij n lot of coast-to-coast swing around the job in themselves. On top of the j country. Eevery place he goes, ev- usual round of luncheons, dinners, | ery crowd he faces, must be with receptions and clam bakes which j the knowledge that some crank the President must attend at ail j may take a shot at him. IN HOLLYWOOD BI ERSKIN« JOHNSON N'EA Staff CorrapondMt MCKENNEY ON BRIDGE HOLLYWOOD —i NEA— Howard iughes, who recently bougln RKO, mdc up a million and a half of ie nine million he laid out. RKO lock went up immediately after he ifide tiie purchase, and he im- oacled that amount to recoup. step being her part in "Little Women." .£ .*!>! >_•. By William E. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Written Tor NEA Service If Ben Gage succeeds In his ambition to become an actor, he and I wlfcy Esther Williams will slar in v o , . . / 71 j picture together. But, ii won't bit'If) rt/itt falKl The film biography of Andy Rus- i l>a|)|)cn until Ben lias several pic- , C',//-/>« flmilf> Hfl'f ,vith Ous i Ulrcs under his belt. [OUt'ti UrU/flC nt,lf ell is in the embryo stage Arnheim planning It as an tnde- )cndent production. AtKly is the >i izc lighter from the tough side of Angcle.s who became an orchestra drummer and finally n favorite. . . . Dale Evans Is .alking a deal with a major studio to appear in her own scries of westerns a la Annie Oakley. Andy Ilevine Is sUnnf his Hlh consecutive yrar a« honorary mayor of Van Nuys, Calif- Andy ascribes his long tenure lo his "plariklrss platform." He says: "I'm for everything anil against nothing." Denims For Roy Another commercial ticup for Roy Rogers. He Just signed ii deal to sponsor a line of blue Jeans. . . . Eight of tiie week: Eleanor Powell doinp an imitation of Jimmy Stewart opposite Arthur Blake's Katie . Hcpmirn ' Club. . j company would like to sponsor the i | Red Skelton airshow next season, * but Red would rather stay with an | j item that's easy on the pockctbook. | ! ... Gloria's sister, Bonnie, i I looks like a B°°d bet lor some horse | operas. She has over 200 ribbons ] and cups for equestrian events. i 15 Years Ago In Blythevillt The marriage of Mrs. C. W tochman and A. B. Fairfield was olemnizcd Saturday evening, nine yclock, afc the home qf the brides larents. Mr. and Mrs. "W. I. Denton Mrs. Fairfield who came here two ears ago from Meridian, Miss, las been very active in church am nnslcal affairs. Mr. Fairfield, who ;or many years has been a popular figure in local affairs, is now president of Blythevllle Steam Laundry. Max Logan and John Caudill lef today for,. Chicago where they wil attend the Worlds Fair.'Thcy plan to be away for ten days. tons green for «. woman with six- kids, like our Susie, who makes about J13.50 on weeki when $!<• doesn't work Sunday. When the word got out last week the 'charwomen stacked their mops a a corner and called a chapel neeting. Susie presided. At quitting time lhat day. th« scrubber! burst from the many ibrary exits and fanned out in all directions. To the Senate and House Office Building. Many a. Senator ind Congressman found himself King buttonholed by a lady In distress. The law-giver* passed the buck around Capitol Hill. Mr. Andreassen, who wa« buttonholed himself, did the only Ihing he could under the circumstances. He filert m formal protest with Mr. Lindsay Warren, thf, comptroller general, filled with things like "whereas." "henceforth' nnd therefore." No answer yet. "Bureaucracy at its awful «ont," cried Mr. A. making a face. There the matter stands. Mr friend Susie missed a. few corner« this morning. She's a little mart. This was supposed to b« th« Jtart of her vacation- each hand. She let. West hold lh« first club inonds, I supported her spnrte bid she could decide whether or not she wanted to play the hand at three no trump. However, she bid four spades. When my hand went down. Mrs. Bradley saw that three no trump was cold, but Rt four spnde.s she stood to lose two clubs and two diamonds unless she could make the opponents lead the diamonds. It looked a little difficult to try for a strip and end play because she could not lake three rounds of trick, then won the queen ot club* with the ace. Now she cashed the ace and queen of trumps and (he the six of hearts in her own hand. I king and ace of hearts, then ruffed thus stripping out the heart suit. The ten of clubs was led and West won. As she had hoped, West had held only two trumps. If he continued a club now. Mrs. Bindley would be able to ruff In dummy with the king of spader, and get a diamond discard from her own hand. The same thing would be true If West led a heart. West decided to lead the diamond nine, and then Mrs. Bradley had to lose only one diamond trick, trumps and have a trump left in I making four spades. All bridge tournaments have a similar and familar, appearance because one sees many of the same faces at all of them There was an exceptionally large out-of- town attendance at the recent Modwest regional championships at Larry Potter's Supper 5 tournament at Cincinnati, O. . A very expensive auto : SO THEY SAY Congress is pumitnng political consideration lo temper ils deliberations on the national sc- curity.—Rellied Supreme Courl Justice Owen J. Roberts. • * • 1 would say lhat in 10 or IS years we will be using coal dusl to run our cars. II the atomic age is here by then, we may do it wilh small pieces of uranium.-Patrick Johnson, English inventor. » » * It is utterly wrong and dangerous lo talk ot war us being inevitable.—Clement A'.tlce, British Prime Minister. Henry Fonda replaces Dottle La- ' inour on the summer's Army show, "This Is the Army." .... Top secret at the Max Factor Makeup studio is a nc\v type of makeup which it's said will revolutionize the beauty business. • . . bynnc Roberts is bowing out of westerns after starring in 50 of them. . . . There's plenty of studio interest in filming the life story of Jimmy McHugh as a musical—with most of ' his 300 songs available for the score. Str.rk For Tfcrncys • Gene Tlcnieys brother, Howard, and his wife are also expecting the •"-••'.-. They live In Greenwich. Conn. . . . While In Europe. Rita worth will visit IHT grandfather In Seville. Spain Martha Scott turned down the role of Rnx- annc In Orson Welles' "Cyrano" and Michrle Morgan gets the role. Martha didn't want lo leave her family and go to Italy. . . . M-G-M Is on the lookout for a new star to step into some of the roles Margaret O'Brien has outgrown. Maggie is being groomed for the gradual tran-1 sitioir to growi\-up roles, the first i Henry Morgan's next picture pro- • bably will be "Around the World : in Eighty Days." with Arnold 5tang | as Paspartout his valet. . . . Warner j Brothers is cooking on a re-make j of "Flirtation Walk." the old Dick I Powcl-Ruby Kecler picture For ! Doris Day' and Gordon Macliac? 1 , . . M-G-M Is dickering with En- i terprtse to buy the rights to "Tues- l.ctlcr to Ilir. M-G-M studio from a fellow in \Yisconsiti: "Kindly Inform me by rclurn mail the first names of Metro C.nltlwyn ami Mayer, producers of M-G-M pictures?" Change of luck for Warner Brothers: The whole studio, plus preview audiences, is raving over "Key Largo." With such 3 cast— Bognrt, Bacall, Barrymnrc, Claire Trevor and Eddie Robinson—somebody would have lost his head if the picture had missed. 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So I decided lo go inln the two 7,one with » two diamond bid, When Mrs. Bradley bid three dia- HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured medical scientist 12 Handled 13 Prayer 15 Stop! 16 Trial ISFirtd clay 19 Organ of sight 20 Negative 21 Dutch city 22 Of the thing 24 Pair (ab.) 25 Middle 28 Endures 31 Symbol for illinium 32 Tantalum (symbol) 33 Area measure 34 Daybreak {comb, form) 35 He helped introduce therapy for pernicious anemia 37 Doctrine 39 Either 40 Symbol lor samarium 41 Ncwl 43 Moriniiin dy* 45 Scatter 48 Malt drinks 50 Commotion 52 Ireland 53 Rounded 55 Indian wind 57 Flower VERTICAL 1 Color 2 Lamprey catchers S Cereal 4 Right <ab.) 5 Obtain 6 Paradise 7 Witticism 8 Symbol (or iridium 9 Louse egg 10 Willows 11 Related 12 Article 14 Born 17 Thus 23 Penetrate 24 Peels 25 Wire measure 44 Capital of Peru 26 Yale 27 Auricle 2fi Pillar 29 Golf mound 30 Drunkard 3(5 Electors 3S Counlry 41 Dine 42 Insect 43 Near 46 Love god 47 Low haunt 4fl Harden 50 Indian weight 51 Decay 52 Compass point 54 Symbol for tellurium 56 New Hampshire (ab.) 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