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PAGE SIX BMTHEV1LLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE .. 1948 THB BLYTKEVILLB COURIER NKWS not oocJtm mra oo. ft. W BAIKS8. PubUtiur JAMU L. VXRHOKFT, Editor O. HUMAN, Adr«rUdn* R»pre»cnUtHre«! Oo, Htw York. Ohlexo, Dttoo* Brerjr Afternoon Except 8uad»j M wco-^d clan outtter at lot (»»*^ BtytbevUic, ArkAEtti, vip<*t r act &J Con-. ocfebii », HIT. aerred by th» DnlUd Prtm •OB8CIUFTION BATM: By cvrMr to U» dty ol BlytnerlL. or u? fuburtau town wb«r« c»rrl«r itnrtc* to maintained. JOc per week, or Kc per month. . Br •"*" within a radlut of 50 miles, $«.00 per tear *ZOO for ta month*, 11.00 tot three montru; S^oiii ouUkle 50 mile IOM, 110.00 per year payabl* In advano. Meditation . t«t yo«r moderation b« known itnlo »U men. Tht Lord it at hand.—FhlUpplani 4:5. • • • There Is a limit to enjoyment, though the sources of wealth be boundleu, And the choicest pleasures of life He with In the ring of moderation. —Tupper. Barbs Keep your yoarn d»u«ht« at home, artvls** a judie. H might even set a rood example for (he •id (oik*. . • • w What some people need is less yearning find more earning capacity. • • * Amont UM lymptonu at love are a vacant iatdi and an enlarged vocabulary. «ah are being cauiht again on river banki and in dim-lit living rooms. * * » A scientist contends that talking to one's self la no sign of insanity. That should make most of Ui feel better these duys. minded union bosses. Thiii would not b« « perfect aohttion. There «r« certainly conceivable cases where a union would need a guaranteed defense against a professional trouble maker or perhapi a company-planted stooge. But such cases could not outweigh those in which men can only think, act and vote according to their convictions at the risk of losing their joba. We believe th.it loyalty and democracy will continue to win out among the CIO unions. But they must at least start on even terms with subversion and dictatorship. They cannot win when shortsighted or intimidated employers are the contracted partneis of Communist union bosses in undemocratic practicei. Priceless \Ye think that the 20-yeai'-old Chinese girl who is never hungry should come to the United States. If a divorcee with two children can offer herself as a wife for ?10,000, and get plenty of takers, this mcnllcss wonder from China ought to be able to demand a cool million. Red-Led Union Bosses Scream For Freedom Th* insistence of our home-grown Communists on civil rights is so contradictory as to be ludicrous But it isn't funny. It is bad enough to insist upon them in the name of political philosophy which, a» practiced in Russia, does not permit civil liberties to exist. It is worse when they apply such Soviet tactics in American organizations which they con; trol. ; A New York department store has r b«en asked .to fire three of its union • ^employes by the union's pro-Communist leadership. Their sin is that they have • opposed their CIO union's support of Henry Wallace for President, and the contribution of their own dues to Communist-front organizations. One of the three summed up the case very ably amidst the hoots and boos of ; '» Red-led union meeting. He said: The union is opposing the Mundt Bill as thought control in America. Its officials evidently want to establish their own thought control by expelling us, because •we dare to oppose them. This is the issue, and nothing else." This is not an isolated case. Many Bunions have persuaded employers to sign contracts which not only give the union the right to say whom shall be hired, but also the right to demand that the management dismiss any worker who interferes with "the harmonious relationship among the employes," or words of similar effect. The result is that, under such a contract, a Comm'Jiiist-controllecl union has a true Soviet weapon for enforcing discipline among the membership. Its leaders, shouting democracy ami civil rights, can toss a man out of his job for failing to toe the party line, or for efforts to inject real democracy into the union's operation. It can take a man's job, as is the case with the three department store workers, for trying to oust the Red leaders from the union. And when a company has signed such a contract as is mentioned above, it must sit in as an accessory to these Moscow-inspired practices. The top CIO - leaders have finally broken with the Communists in their midst over the Henry Wallace question. Several of their unions had beaten the reluctant chiefs to the punch by ousting pro-Communist leaders. But they appar- enly are helpless in the face of the contract* with these purge clauses which fiv« the union heads sole voice in determining: whom shall be fired as well as hired. The Taft-Hartley 'Law, which labor propagandists have made into such a horrific bogeyman, doesn't seem able to do anything about such contracts, either. Perhap» it may have to be changed and strengthened to give a worker job security and protection from subservisiv«- A Little Gift for the New Nominee L4 VIEWS OF OTHERS Why Should Congress Quit? Legally, the Eightieth Congress has seven months more to live. But Washington dispatches daily predict that It will conic to a hasty, harried end within two weeks, with Important work undone. If enough vital legislation Is stalled, Congress may reassemble lor a (cw days between Ihe Republican ind Democratic national conventions. But whatever the stale of the Union nmy be on July 10, It is now assumed that the legislators will quit on that date. We find It strange (hat this assumption should b« accepted so meekly by the American people and press. It seems to us that congress has a Job to do and thiit it should do It^or at least stick with It until most of the present,legislative log jam la cleared out. We are aware o( tile reasons for the assumption that the legislative machtm-ry of the United States must come to r> standstill for six months. The big one is elections. Since getting elected Is the first requisite for service in Congress, members should certainly be allowed a liberal amount of time for fcncc-menciing nnd campaigning. The sounding out of constituents nnd gathering of grass-roots opinions is also an Important part of the representative system. But the two months Just before election should be sufliclent for those essential activities. Another argument for adjournmcut is that Congress Is tired. We think the legislators should have a vacation. Most of them work hard and conscientiously. They are not irce at the encl of • n eight-hour lay or a five-day week. Their work is never done. And Washington Is not exactly » Rummer rcsorl. Bu 1 ; if they knocked off frome the beginning of the Republican convention to the end of Ihe Demociatlc convention Ihey would have abont a month, and there will be two months after elections. That would leave six weeks—from the middle of July to the first of September—for work that otherwise would be done too hastily or not done at all. It has been proved In other election years that Congresj can work efficiently tor most of the year. During the war that was the regular • practice. Tn 1942 the session lasted until December 16. In 1944 until December 19, although a recess gave members about five weeks for vacation and campalging. Even in 1946 Congress worked until August 2. Indeed, If Congress quits on June 19. as now planned, it will mark the shortest session in ten years. Tlie Twentieth (Lnme Duck) Amendment to the Constitution was adopter] partly to overcome the jams which occurred with the short sessions of Congress which had to end March 4. nut today we sec many of the evils remaining—because a fixed date has been >et for ending the session. This is particularly true with the second session tas this year! of any Congress. Bills which may have survived long struggles in committee in both houses and have passed one house will have to * start the process all over in a new Congress unless enacted now. It is generally agreed that a dozen Important measures now before Congress will eilher sutler this fate or squeak through without adequate attention. The whole situation fosters abuses. It opens the way to filibusters and to riders. In this atmosphere of haste and pressure bal measures slip through snd good ones arc Worked by parliamentary tricks. In these days effective operation of American democracy Is only less urgent that i n wartime. It would be a sac! commentary on this great Republic if through overemphasis on the elections or through sheer weayin-'ss great national purposes should' be frustrated by a failure of Congress to do its job. Last year Congress quit early and had to be called in sperial session. We respectfully suggest that it reconvene this year in the middle of July by its own motion and finish properly important work left over when the legislators knock off for the party shindigs In Philadelphia. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Chiropodists Mad at Congress -or Lack of Army Foot Doctors Record of 80th Congress Not to Be Big Factor In Elections But May Be Quoted at Great Length By Peter Edson rcorganlzatiqn of federal govern- President Truman killed with NEA Washington. Correspondent ment. and the travels of 200 con- well-placed veto, was nothing com WASHINGTON —(NEA)— If.gressmen In Europe last summer. Spared to the way the high' tarlf this year's elections were to be de- j Bilbo wasn't unseated, he was lobby has been able to wreck th elded on some other basis than per- allowed lo go home and die. ERP, cnlire reciprocal trade agreemen sonalltlcs. hunches or emotions, the , (he Truman Doctrine of aid to program. most important Issue would be the i Greece nnd Turkey and the con- record of the 80th Congress, which cept of the Voice of America came has had a Republican majority, from the Democratic administra- Fast Work Af Finish Required The real record of the BOth Cor gress is being made in the last tw verus the record of the Detnocra- tion. Aid to China was taken up by ' weeks of the session. There may b tic President Truman. Cynics will the Republicans, against the wishes | some fast work at the finish, but at say that's no chbicc, but dctcrmln- j of Ihe President and Secretary Mar- i present the list of measures to be ation of the lesser of two evils. | shall, who thought they had learned ! by-passed looks longer than the It has been H "business" Congress, i by experience that it couldn't be list of measures on which action definitely reversing the trend of } made to work. will be completed, the "labor" Congress In the Roose- i It is still too early to tell whether vclt years- Anything that would | the Taft-Hartley law is good In passing Judgment here. It is - „ important to note the wide differ- help business has had the green j bad. It has been effectively to [ ence between the progressive Senate light. Everything that business , stop John L. Lewis once and now an the reactionary House. The Scn- didn't want has been turned down ;faces a second test. The law has'ate has passed long-range housing not brought labor peace. and education aid bills. Both are In one way or another. Tills probably explains why Fortune, the $1.25 glamor magazine of big business, lends off this month i they will have to be raised next • long-range farm program. If any- wlth tile statement that "Ihe BOlh year, or else government will have ! thing gets dcmeon this it will be Taxes have been cut, but even the I apparently being killed in the Republican leadership admits that j House. The House quit cold on a Sunday School Lesson Br WIHUm f. Gilroy, n. I). What does It mean to stand for od We may find the answer In ask- ng for what God Himself stands. xmsider Ihe revelation of God as is recorded in the scriptures of he Old and New Testaments. It was a progressive revelation, 'hose who sought God did not find [im at first in His fullness, the God of Lovt, whom Jesus revealed n Hts teachings and exemplified n His life. Tne revelation of God was first s Creator. Jesus summed it up nd gave to jl richer and fuller neaning when He said, "My fath- r workeLh hitherto, and I work. To stand for God is to be a work- r and not a. slacker in the business of life. God, the Creator, Is righteous. What does it mean to be righteous? What does it mean in building to have sound and honest founda- ions, to have things plumb and ruv,. according to the square and he plumb-line? That's what it means lo be righteous in character and actions. And God is the embodiment, the true and complete pattern of righteousness. To stand for God is lo be up- •ight and trite, with no crookedness, eis or disnonesty in one's life or thought. But righteousness is not enough. A just man may be harsh and cruel, f he acts from justice alone, with no pity or -compassion for human weakness and error. God is merciful and "full of compassion." So, the man who stands for God will be merciful as well as just. But if justice must be tempered with mercy, mercy must likewise be tempered with justice. Otherwise it might become weak and comprising \vith evil. Mercy is tiot enough. It is only love, which rebukes evil, that can be enough. So. the God. who is Creator, righteous, and merciUil, is revcnk-d in His highest character as a God of Lo\e, with His purpose concerning man not condemnation, but, redemption. Ihe man who stands for God will be a man of love. All this it means to stand l->r God. There are times of crisis when it does require daring and courage to stand lor God. When unrighteousness, violence and hatred have tiie upper hand, it requires courage to be true to one's self and to one's God. Daniel, the great hero of faith, was the type of upright man who 'eared nothing but the God whom ic worshipped. His story was written fo rthose suffering persecution, and we nee dthe story today when persecution is rife. Also, it requires j daring to '.Land lor God against 1)13 easy and complaisant ways, that eyen more insidiously than persecution are oflen effective in diverting men and women from the paths of right and truth. By Hartnan 'T. Nlchobi (United VreM Staff Cormpondcnt) WASHINGTON, June 11. (UP) — Kvery time I dip Into the mystic land of science. 1 Ret a sharp one across my nchin' something or other. Like once in Chicago. T found *. guy at Northern U n 1 v e r 1 11 r who had thought up a little pullout seat that would allow destMs to rest their iircd feet while fill- Ing the molars and yanking out the front ones. 1 used the word "torture." Woe was me.! The wrath that came in the mail from the tooth-pullers! No such nonsence as "hurt" in their profession. They said. Dentists are Foot doctors, too, little sensitive. I reckon. Any»i way, here we so again. The foot people have a slogan: Put your best foot forward. And the foot men would like to take their best one and aim it straight at Congress. The toe.wy lobby didn't do so well. They tried their best to gel more foot doctors Into the Army setup, as a rider onto the allied health bill. The fight was directed by Dr. William J. Stickel, executive secretary of the National Association of Chiropodists. "The Army takes wonderful care of its men" he said. "A sore elbow or a spot of dandruff are taken care of immediately. But what about sore feet, Ugh! They stay sore." The legend, he cried, about an Army marching on its tummy i* only half true. Where would the foot soldiers be without feet? "They're talking about drafting our kids again," the doctor said. "Do you reckon they'll get where they're going by flying or on kiddy- cars, even in push-button warfare? No siree! They'll walk and if they walk, they'll get sore feet. And if they have sore feet they're no dam.., good." Congress has accomplished more important, useful work than perhaps any gress." other peace-time Cou- to go back to dificit financing. i through the efforts of the Senate. The Hoover reorganization com- ' A Senate committee killed the mission doesn't report till 1019, so House-passed Moore-Rizley natural | it's too early to tell. gas bill which would have given This could be damming wilh \ Even the Fortune editors, at the ' millions to the big producing coin- fnlnt praise. But it will he quoted lend of ,their piece, admit briefly panics. The House Rules Committee widely by Republican congressmen ' that the 80th congress has some r has for two years hcki up Universal as justification for their record riebils. Listed are failure to do any- : Military Training. But give this over the past tw.o years. It is also . thing about admitting displaced same committee credit for blocking open to Democratic challenge. Nine Cioml Things Listed persons, the effort to raise the wool , a tax reform bill so bad it was dis- tariff while the administration was r graceful. Fortune llsls nine good things i trying to negotiate trade agree-I Nothing effective has been- done this Congress hns done: Refusal to ments with 23 nations at Geneva, | about the cost of living. The na- seat Senator Bilbo of Mississippi, the Howard Hughes probe. "—' b*->kh program is dead. Min- the European Recovery program,; That's a piker list, likewise open Inium wage standards will uot be aid to Greece and Turkey, aid to to challenge. Something Is at long Chinn, passage of tile Mundt "Voice last going to be done for the DP's, of America" authorization bill, the and the Hughes Investigation at Tatt-Hartley labor law, tax re- I least made the Air Forces reorgan- duction, the Lodge-Brown bill crcat- j ize their procurement system. But ing the Hoover commission to study • the raid of the wool lobby, which security extension will be insignificant even if ERP funds are reduced far below necessary minlmums. ' There is an awful lol in tins record not to be proud of. IN HOLLYWOOD BY F.KSKINK JOHNSON NEA SUft MCKENNEY HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— Exclu- ' grateful for the 35 cents. The baby ; .>>>;>~»>>:>>:>::#.>:>>:»:x>:»:»::«' sively yours: Eleanor Powell, the greatest tap dancer of them all, may play a straight dramatic role without danc'.ng a step in her next picture. Producer Lester culler Is anxious for her to take the change of pace in a big role in "Hope of Earth" and negotiations are under way. Eleanor, in private life the wife of Glenn Ford. Is anxious to return to the screen alter a three-year absence, during which she became a mama. But slii; hasn't given up dancing entirely. She's been on two long personal appearance tours, packing 'em into the theaters and night clubs, and is planning another tour lale this summer. Larry Parks and Betty Garrett deny those break-up rumors. Both are hoping that a baby will be on iitter was Gloria Swanson[ landowners Bclte Davis and William Grant ' Sherry will soon be the owners ' of a 6000-acre ranch near Santa j By William E. McKcnney America's Can! Authority Written for NEA Service When the dummy went down, Weisbach saw that South had the jack of hearts, the ten of diamonds and seven of clubs, all of which he had in his own hand. Of course, he called the tournament director for a ruling. Weisbach explained the bidding and that Ills carets were from the wrong board. The director correctly informed him that he would have to put his hand back In board No. 2 and take the correct hand from board No. 1 and that he was responsible for all of the bids he hail made. He would have to play it out with the correct cards. Weisbach took the correct hand, which wa-s as follows: Spades, ace, 8; Hearts, queen, 6, 4, 2; Diamonds, ice, King, B; Clubs. 9, 8, 6, 4. With his new hand Weisbach cached the king and ace of diamonds and led the third round of diamonds, which his partner won with the queen. And there was no way lhat declarer could stop him from getting a heart trick and the ace of spades—down two doubled and redoubled for a lone top. A man with an Ingrown locnall, he said feels awful all over. During the war, 50 per cent of Ihe people in service had foot trouble. And no doctors to pare Iheir corns or salve their ..athlete's foot." or fix up blisters, festered by ill-fitting -shoes. "One boy told me," said Dr. Stickel, 'that his genera! issue shoes wer« so big hft could do a complete right- turn and start back again, without moving his shoes." The corn-shaver delivered hi* blast just as National Foot Health Week was about to draw to a close. He set down in an interview some rules for keeping your feet in walking trim. Bathe 'em every day and keep 'em dry. Snip the nails straight across, and not, round, and not too short. Use a fungicidal powder on, the feet nnd in the shoes. '-( Expose the feet to air, except In public establishments. Wear shoes that fit. No run-over heels or wrinkly sox. Walk and stand with Inn toes pointed straight ahead. Wear work shoes for work, and dress shoes for dress. It was all very interesting, that interview. Dr. Stickel was very charming. He was also very mad at Congress for not taking care of the Army's feet. He said as much several times. As I started to leave, he got up and walked over to shake hands. "Your're limping a little, doctor." "Sore feet," he said 'Corns." 15 Years Ago i In Blytheville —• Hcnrv Pauon of Newport, Barbara. Fred MacMurray's ^aiuiira. . . . rieo ivinci\iurra\ s »^ , . g, « . .-, . Twin Valley dairy farm, In north- UOUOlC H Ol(lS 1*00(1 ern California, is having a birthday Pals laughed when Fred sat dowt beside a cow. But now the farm ay LI/;//, Hrtusl wn *' tr '< «u/ltt earns as , ;1U ch money as Fred docs 1 . N °; readers, you are not seckin.j ;he way soon. Vincent Price is trying to talk UI into letting him do a sympathetic role for a change. He'd like to do Ibsen's "The Wild Duck." . . . Mr. Standings finally has his dream house. Gary Grant just boucht a new home In Bcv- his (he SO THEY SAY 1 do not know a person cither on or off the floor of the Senate who has given more aid and comfort to the Kreml'n than the Senator from Idaho.—Sen. William Knowland (R), California, denouncing Senator Taylor's attack on the President. erly Hills, checking out of dressing-room apartment on RKO lot.: Safety In Numbers How confusing can the censors get: For a scene in "The Unafraid,' Burt Lancaster was supposed to be picked up on the street by a beautiful-looking doll. After reading the script, the Johnston office senl Prexy Harold HcclH of Norma Productions a note saying: "Having Hurt picked up by one .irl Is too obvious. Make it two Rirlx u \U1I appear more acceptable. r • * Here's a baby-sitter story with Hollywood. Now it's glamor in a chair. Valll will wear a cape in her wheel-chair for "Weep No Store." Christine Cooper. New radio and television actress, \\ill be screen tested at Eagle Lion. ST-G-M is planning to co-star j Mickey Rooney and Wallace Beery [ n "Gentlemen Be Seated." story of | famed minstrel leader "Honeyboy" • Evans. The studio bought the story i back in 1936. . . . Eddie and Ida j Cantor sail for a tour of Norway, j Denmark and Sweden aooard the Stockholm July 3. 1 Now it's "Hollywood's Best Hair- ! Dresscd-Actresses." picked by the | Beauty Operators of Los Angeles. I The list: Lina Romay. Gene Tier- ncy, Rita Hayworth, claudette Colbert, Brenda Joyce, June Allyson, Joan Crawford, Esther Williams. Claire Trevor and Jane Wyman. In t the male department, I guess Blng ; Crosby's toupee would win by a : , hair over Charles Beyer's. double when you look at today's i hand. There arc two kings of spades and '.wo xings of hearts, and other duplications. This is a situation that happens once in a while in i tournament bridge. This one came ^ii°i« ; u '' '" Cincinnati, O., at the Mid- \\e-st regional championships tournament. wheel mink scenes round and placed in duplicate boards. What happened here was that Ihe North. West and South players took their cards from board N'o. 1. while Weisbach in the Ea.st took his by mistake from board N'o. 2. Ark., arrived here for a visit with Bill Chamblin Jr. Miss Ruth Whitworth has as her guests for the weekend, Miss Clarice Kennedy of Manila. Accompanied by Miss Warrene Brownlee the girls will spend tomorrow in Mej^r phis. -' Billy Lawshe will return tonight from Nashville where he has been attending Vanderbilt University. He plans to spend the. summer wilh his parents. Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Simmons of Dell. Mrs. John W. Snyder and daughter Drucie. left today for S',. Louis where they will make their home. Mr. Snyder has been there for some time. Read Courier News Want Ads. Congressman Jim Merritt to Campaign In Eastern Arkansas LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. June U. (UP)—Ca:npaign aides of Jim Merritt announcer! yesterday he would an O 'Henry twist. Virginia Grcyjbesin an intensive stump-speaking *Q9 W A J S * 1098 * A K 10 7 2 Tournament—Neither i-ul. Soulh West North East I * Pass 1 » Pass 1 V Pass * » Double Redouble Pass Pass Pass , Opening—VK 111 told it to me between scenes of "Miraculous Journey." Virginia was born in Hollywood while her father was playing one ol the Keystone Koivs for Mack Scnnett. When papa and. mama would go out for an evening, Virginia would be left in custody of a young actress, working for Scnnett, who also Prank Weisbach, of Cincinnati, who with Allen Harvey of Louisville, Ky., won the world championship masters pair event last summer, was the victim of the sit- tour of Bvstcrn Arkansas Saturday. , (lation ,„ du »licate bridse the The first of lo .scheduled speeches hands are dMll t on ,„ „ will be delivered at Warren, and ' Ihe gubernatorial candidate will make his formal campaign opening j talk soindiir.e during the tour. at the Orady Manning Hotel in Meai:wnile, Merritt also revealed I Little Rock, and that, his campaign that permanent campaign head- i manager and associates would be <juart*is would be opened S*turd«)' announced in Hve nen lew day*. 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