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PAOB rot Bl,YTTIF.VII.LK (ARK.) COL'RIK.R NEWS •JLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THZ oocTRm mws co. •. W. • *1NK«, PuSUUMt Utat L. VSKHOBFr, kUltor MBL IX BCliAM. AdwrtUn* __ • Co, New York, CbJuco. Detro*. l**ry AfMrnoon «««P< Btuxtaj Mend T'-*t outUr »( tii« poM- •t BlTthnttJe, ArkatiM*. und«r «ct d Ceo- I. U1T. Bcmd by ttae Uniud Pmt •CB8CWPTION RATES: in the ehy of Blyinerlll. or ur town when c*rri« wrrlce to «*!*• tabMd. 3te pu wet or *»c per month. Bv mail within a radlua of 50 mll«, 14.00 p«r »«»r, «140 for ri month*, 11.00 for three month*; vf —»» ouUtd* SO mil* KM. 110-00 per T**r payable to »dYa»c». Meditation An* tho*ih after n~.jr ikln worn* a>*ir*7 thta dr, yet in flesh shall I M* God.—Job. 1»:M. • » * What Is th* grave? Tis i cool, shady harbor, where the Christian Wayworn and »«»iy with life's rugged road, forgetting ill life's sorrows, Joys »nd pains, Lays his poor body down U> rest— Sleeps on—and wakes in heaven. —Seattle. Barbs Oversleeping keeps a lot of dreams from coming true. • * * An Obi* man arrenlrd for bmtlnr his wife was HBtcnced to alu her rvery mornlnf fur »U Biontha. Tbe woman paj-i and pay*. • • • Roller skates are Back In toll force. The kld» got their bearings the minute school was out. • » « Who remembers thr good old days when klck- faiC and biting were barred on the danc« floor? » • * Advice usually can be had for nothing—plllcn k exactly what a lot ol It Is worth. careless. Some, lest smart, let themselves gtt very independent and nasty. Those whose eyes are open now are trying to rebuild good will against the day, sure to come if slow, when the customer again will ue king. If you want to know which businessmen will be haunting employment offices eventually, seeking jobs, keep a list of those who still act as though they wish you wouldn't bother them by asking for something to buy. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 30, 1948 What Price Volume? A gigantic carillon, costing $100,000, has been installed at the Canadian approach to Rainbow Bridge at Niagara Falls. Its tones can be heard above the roar of falling waters. As a tribute to Anglo-American war leaders, the cost is well justified. But our neighbors get music that could drown out both the Falls and the carillon, from a radio that cost less than $100. VIEWS OF OTHERS Smart Merchants Already Anticipate Buyers' Market The Long Island Railroad is falling all over itself to make friends with the •cores of thousands who ride it daily between home and work. A new operator has been sent by the parent Penn- •ylvania Railroad. Not only is he wooing the customers with words. He has gone to the extreme length of trying to improve «. service taat long has been a national jest. Having a small but troublesome hardware purchase to make, the other day we ventured, one after another, into four stores that have been giving us the horse laugh for yr>ars when we asked for anything. This time everything was different. All were pleasant. Instead of walking off in distaste, they paused to tell what they did have, and since that wasn't acceptable they even suggested that somebody «l»e might have what we wanted. Department stores and even haberdasheries are advertising bargains, and clearance sales. Television dealers in some places have slashed the heart put of list prices. Scotch is on open shelves at prices no higher than increased taxes would justify. Airlines are offering reduced rate vacation trips. Railroads ire flooding printers with brilliantly-colored travel literature designed to get us onto trains. All these, and more like them, are ^ straws in the wind. During six war and postwar years those who sell goods and services had been getting increasingly irritated with us who had the impertinence to want to buy. Now—and doesn't •it seem nice?—they're accepting our patronage, even pretending to welcome it. It would be un .vise to exaggerate the importance of such straws. Most items still are in short supply, led by homes and automobiles, not to mention gasoline and heating oil. Prices, after resting a bit, have got a - sixth or seventh wind and started climbing again. Preliminary figures from the, National Industrial Conference Board show that consumer prices in May passed their previous all-time high, reached in January. The cost of food is up twice M much as the overall consumer price index. Obviously tho improved attitude on the part of sellers does not reflect a glut of goods on their shelves. Clerks take their tone from bosses. If one were guessing why bosses and their clerks are getting friendlier to us customers, maybe it is because they have begun looking into a future that is gel- tiny closer. It's still mostly a sellers' market. But • buyers aren't quite so desperate for iff* «••••••••• ••»••»«»••••«••*»••••••»••••*••"••••*••• The Peacetime Draft AUer what went on in Congress dur'.rv* t.he last hecllc hours of the session, any Selective Service legislation at all looks good—at least, to the very considerable number of Americans who believe a quietly strong United State! for the forseeable future Is one of the absolute requisites to a free and peaceful world. In the short perspective of three days, what balance can be struck out of Ihe struggle over this l.ssue? On the loss side tfcrc U no use blinking the fact that the strange alliance of the extreme right and the far left has advertised to the world that Americans do not speak out with one voice on the matter of national defense. That may not be news, but It Is too bad to underline It. The draft law, furthermore, takes no forthright »ctlon toward building a reserve. Youngsters can volunteer foe tr.ilnlng. with certain Inducements. But reserve manpower needs are in no way underwritten. On the side of the gains, it should be said that within these limitations the act Is not a weak one. The 90-day deia/ed-aotlon feature Is, no doubt, a «op to political expediency. But, as General Omar Bradley says, it would take that long for the machinery to get" going anyway. The span of service required (21 months) docs not fall so far short u( the two years hoped for as to be damaging. TKe Prnsiden-t'is given powers to «« that Industry p.aj's bull on detent production and at a fair price. Lastly, neither at home nor abroad shmild anyone overlook certain broader significances of what has happened. The draft act repre*ent» clearly a victory for Ihe nonparlisan foreign policy. It offers a little comfort to the isolationists or" to wishful-thinking pacitists. It must not be riewed apart from the huge sums voted the armed forces. And, perhaps most meaningful of all, a military draft In peacetime is an open declaration that Americans are sufficiently aroused to break a tradition as old as the nation's history. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Tn« smart merchant—of goods or , ««rTJc*s—never did deliberately insult fcU -customers, though many did get Yeah, but, Gee Whiz, Let's Be Practical Hoover Credited With M aking Best Talk During Whole of Republicans 1948 Philadelphia Party Congressman Wins Popularity Mending Things With Needle THI DOCTOR SAYS By E<l»in V. .lor.,an. ,>i. D. Written for NEA Service Some people make themselves miserable worrying about catching diseases. This Is particularly Iruc of some of those who read a good do.il about various diseases. Physicians are not exempt from this kind of worry; one famous physician-scientist remarked that while studying medicine he Imagined he had evcrv- thing he read about except housemaid'. 1 ; knee! There is a lot of difference between being afraid of getting every disease in the medical books ani knowing that such diseases exL-,:. Avoidance ol careless exposure to disease is good. Also it is good to recognize serious symptoms early , so that the disease responsible can I get prompt treatment. Constant lear and worry about H\ llarirun \v Mchol* (United Preas Slaff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. June 30. <UP1 — When "Hunt" Bishop doesn't hav» his fli't'cr in the legislative pie, he'» got it In a thimble. The >iulc. gray-haired Congressman from Cartcrville, III., is a uil- or by trade and therefore in great demand around Ihe Capitol Hill. He sot his nickname by being born or, the runty side, and it stuck so well that he uses it In the official congressional directory—"C. W. (RunM Bishop." He 1 .; always ready to whip out his sewing kit tor a friend In need, be it a fellow congressman or a secreirny. Say a gal in distress has a ripped slip or girdle. She reports same to the boss and then beats it (o the ladies' room where she peels it, off and hands it to another secretary. i n 10 minutes It comes back all fixed. On trips with congressional committee; Cong. Bishop makes friends and nic-nds clothes. "Youd be surprised." he said to- iy. "how many friends you can ,ake by sewing on a button nr however, does 'not accomplish any- me " d: "8 a . snin ta " h(1 ' e »'«i there, tiling worthwhile. Il p * ys to kccp a s «»'ing kit in your Nature Hcal$ One should not forget that nature is a great healer. Most people \viio beconie sick, even with sen- ous conditions, recover entirely. Others who fall ill progress t6 a stage where the disease from which they suffered has been conquered even though some bad effects may Time was when "Runt" made all ot his wile's clothes. His shop used to make suiu lot about loo congress frcn. "The only guy i wouldn't bargain v ith—much as I like him," said "Runt.' "was that representative from Michigan, Clare Hoffman." 1 effects may , He wouldn't go along with Hoff remain, still others may even »uf- I mall - s fetish for no pockets. CUr* fer serious effects such as the loss j once snowed tip ai a banquet to ol a limb irom disease or injury make a speech and found he had left and yet be able to resume reason- ! his m:-.nuscrlpt In his other suit. Since ihen he hns only one pocket in his clothes—the left hip one. H« carrif:'. texts fn his hand. Toward the end of her man's active tailoring career, Mrs. Bishop yearned, said the congressman, for some store-bought duds—like other women. Mrs. B. now does as she pleases. Mr. Bishop still has some tail- ably active and useful lives. Another thing people should remember about the many diseases and injuries which may afilict mankind is, even though people could get a great many diseases they never do. The chances are that the average person will encounter only few of the serious conditions de- By Peter Kelson (NEA Waahinjrton Correipondenl) PHILADELPHIA, June 29. — (NEA)— Convention postscripts There ought to be sonin easier way to name presidential candidates. Best speech. Herbert Hoover's. Worst speech, most all the others. They were so bad that even the radio audiences were pouring in complaints. Biggest flop, the MacArthur boom. . . Biggest bust, the Taft balloon that floated to the high celling, hit a hot light and exploded, letting a "Taft for President" pennant fall symbolically to the floor. . . Most enthusiastic but worst .singer. Congressman George Bender o£ Ohio, lending the Taft demonstration In the convention's most over-worked tune, "Four Leaf Clover," which should now become a symbol for bad luck. Best press conference, Governor Earl Warren of California. He made ft hit as the squarest shooter at the convention and a man whose word could be depended on. . . He was the only candidate who refused to predict his own election. . . . Differences between Dewey and Warren. Dewey said Congress had made a remarkable record in a number of (Iclds. . . . Warren said frankly that Congress had failed to Uckle many of the fundamental Bureaucracy in Full Flower If you would tike a view of bureaucracy In full flower, give « look at the federal Bureau of Indian Affaln. That's what ihe research ojlice or the National Association of State chambers of Cora- mere* has be«n doing, and it laid hold cf some Information which should induce thought. For example: the bureau has almost 11:000 employet; and the Indian population of the United State* totals only 334,000. Thai figures out to one bureau employe for every 30 Indians. And the itatemcnl frcm the Chambers of Commerce says: "The paternalistic control exercised In many Instances toy the bureau) has tended to retard, rathtr than expedite, the advancement of the Indians. The successes of Individual Indians have been attained not because of programs promulgated by the bureau. l>ut In spite thercol. "'the continued supervision by the bureau over education, health, economy, welfare and other activities of the Indians has often resulted In discouraging self-reliance of the Indian. It has caused him to rely less and less upon his own re- soutcetulness, and to become more dependent upon government help and supervision." Substitute "American" for "Indian" In that statement, «nd you uiil have, a preview of what will happen to most ol us If bureaucracy keeps on growing. -ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. problems lacing the country today.] Biggest boo from the crowd, to | Senator Ed Martin of Penn., when he ramc to the platform to nominate Dcwcy and said, "This is the most historic moment ol my life." Up^ and Downs Biggest demonstration, Harold Stas.sen's three a.m. show. . . All the other ".spontaneous demonstrations," staRCCl mostly by ringers and not by clelcgales, \vere put on by grim-faccTI old timers and extras for the mob scene. The Stassen following had youth and color and perhaps hope that the GOP would become really progressive. Biggest let-down, also Harold Stnssen's Day before the balloting began, Stassen declared that the "Grumly-Devvey deal" had Injured the Republican party. Next day Stasson prposcd making Dewey's nomination unanimous. When Stas- -sen tiki this, his followers in the crowd yelled, "No.", gave him a few boos and cried, "We want Slassen." But once again a convention chose a candidate who had the delegates, but not the support of the crowd. It happened in 1020 when the Re- j publicans passed up Hoover for! Harding, and when the Democrats passed up Al Smith for John D. Davis in 1924. i tuberculosis, or whatnot Is far worse than the actual danger to which we are exposed. The people who are alwaj's anxious are worse off . than those who use reasonable pre- Last man to give up on trying to cautions and then take their chan- make General Eisenhower the OOP ces without undue worrv. The wor- nomlnee was C. D. Hicks, Missouri 1 ricr becomes what i s known as scribed in the books. i or shops left around Illinois and he The constant fear that one might ' still designs clothes now and then, catch plague, cholera, yellow fever, j but Iv turns the cutting and stitch-' ing ova to somebody else. manufacturer. In spite of nil the pre-conveiltion hullabaloo about Ike, he didn't even get one vote. Last line In Speaker Joe Martin's speech after his election as permanent chairman was, "We have come of age. In our mnturlty. with the help of God, let us greet the lu- tnrned around and him, was Herbert ture." Martin there, facing Hoover. Vandenberjc Too Coy Man who did the most to spoil Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg's candidacy was Senator Vanrtcnbers; himself. When he issues a perfectly meaningless 13-line statement after his arrival in Philadelphia, it was shown to one of his most nrdent backers. This politician read the statement grimly, paced the floor of his hotel room a couple ol limes and then remarked, "Did you ever hear about the country girl?" When asked, "Which One?" he replied, "The one who was so dam coy she never did get kissed. Dirtiest crack heard at the convention. "Well, we're going to get rid ol the haberdasher, all right by neurotic^ The proper point of view o take Is reasonable caution without constant anxiety. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answere one of the most frequently asked questions In his column. QUESTION: What causra a burning sensation in the mouth af- icr eating? it makes no difference what the. food Is. ANSWER: This is difficult to explain but the cause might be some particular sensitiveness of the mucus membrane inside the mouth. Also there could be some infection or disease of the gum or long tie. turning the store over out of the window. to a model ...M IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINB JOHXSO* NEA Staff Corresponded! before slatting "The Plunderers" at Rcbulic, he went to Charlotte, N. C., for rodeo and entertained the kids of the Thompson orphanage there. The kids, 86 ol them from 3 :o 16, won him over so completely that he says he'll give them his salary from one picture a year. Slnnn-In Trouble The sight of another a'' -ess. Jane Frazce, playing opposite Roy Rogers Instead of Dale Evans prompted a ( j,, n( , r ncw young set visitor lo accost Jane with I Bridge Game SO THEY SAY We will do cvfryiliing possible to maintain peace. All governments must understand that peace is Important tor all people My government and my people arc fri-ndly to the people of the United States.—A. S. FanyuhsVAr:, Soviet ambas- aiior |o the U. S. in Tl« menace ol Communism lies primarily those areas of Amcri.an life where Ihe promise of democracy remains unfullilled.—President Truman. . HOLLYWOOD—(NEA)— The war of nerves between television and the movies continues. Bill Cagney brought this slory baclc from New York: Someone asked a movie banker about the television threat. The banker said: "I'll Illustrate what's happened all over the country. "A man goes to his bank and says he'd like to borrow two or three hundred dollars. "The bunk s»ys, 'What for?' "The man say*. 'To buy a television set/ "The bank says. Tine, but how- are you going to pay for it? How are you going to arrange things so you can afford it? 1 ** 'Oh,' says the man, brlfhtly. The whole family ha* decided to »top going: to the movies/" Subtle television propaganda, or truth? TaKe jmir choice. I was glad to hear Bill Cagney report that "The Time of Your Life," •Urrlnj brother Jimmy, is clicking at the box office in New York and San Francisco. Some people were doubtful If audiences would understand William Saroyan's play, filmed exactly as 11 was written. "Maybe they don't understand it," BUI sutd, "but they're laughing their heads off." Mernorlrs Are Short v Movie producers got a surprise Trom a secret Gallup poll just completed on the nation's reaction to the nation's reaction to the Hollywood Red probe. Only . hanrttul of people could remember even one nnme out of the 10 "unfriendly witnesses" and most people go't the ' MIAMI, Fla.. June 30. (UP) — "friendly witnesses" confused with ' President Truman's private plane, the alleged Communists. the 1X3-6 Independence, cnroiite to ' * " Caracas, Venezuela, stopped al Mi- John Garfleld's "Tucker's Peo- ami International airport yester- ple" get a ncw title. "The Nvnn- j day to repair a minor oil leak, bers Racket," whlrh may not pass; The plane was cnroiite from the Johnston office. The "other woman" gets all of Oarficld's romantic attention again In tills one. like in "Body and &oul." Garficld has 21 clinches with M^rle Windsor but his true love, Beatrice Pearsan. gets a six-page monologue during which he.doesn's even hold hcr hand. MCKENNEY ON BRIDGE li Years Ago In Blytheville— Don't get the idea" that "Runt" tt on the sissy side, if Ihe congressman's pappy hadn't given him a •iccdle when he was a young man. te mle/ht be wav up in the New York Yankei baseball organization now. He was a fine athlete, both In footbn>l and in baseball. He had a. chance lo quarterback' the SUley football team, which grew up to become the Chicago Bears pro grid team. He weighed all of 135 pounds at that time. Later, white he was playing second ba:.e with the Kitty league the New i'ork Yankees bought his contract v.id were fixing lo send hia to one of the Yank farm teams. But "Runt" was a needle and thread man by that time. And still is good at it despite four (errrw In Congress. 'Super Chief Derailed On Curve in Arizona LOS ANGELES. June 30. (UP) — The Santa pe Railroad today said its streamline passenger train, the Super Chief, had been derailed on a curve nenr Winslow, Ariz., yesterday. Tli? railroad ssid it had no r«- port of injuries. The super-speed train left th» rails on a curve near the Winslow roundhouse, the announcement snirt. The fmir-unlt Diesel engine rolled Mrs. Miiry Little has gone (o Dexter. Mo., to spend the. rest ot the Summer with her daughter, i Mrs. Fred Smith and family. I _ ... C. G. Smith was named today as ' over °" lls s:c| e, taking with it the one of five regional advisers lo i ma[1 " r - nlil 'l storage car. and a Henry Wallace, Secretary ol Agri- baggage-lounge c. B r. culture, in connection with the government's cotion production program. Other appointees were E. B. Jackson of Wagner. S. C.; A. A. Allison of Corsicana. Tex.; George By William E. MiKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Safety Play Makes This Game Bishop of Cordcll. Okla.: and U. V. , Blnlock of Raleigh, N. C. Mr. and i Mrs. Smith and son. Cnrlelon Jr., ' will leave soon tor Washington, I). C., where they will reside while Mr. Smith is actively filling liis appointment. Behind tMs were four Pullman cars, derailed but upright. Ouc Pull,vas listing, but did not topple Two quarts of water and two quarUs o( alcohol make only three and four-fifths quarts, when mixed. man over. The accident occurred at 9:2.1 n.m. The Super chief left here al. fl o'clock last night en route to Chicago, vhere it was due at 1:45 p.m. tomorrow. The heavy locomotive, ploughed into a row of parked automobiles near tne roundhouse tracks, Santa Fe officials said, smashing several. Communications into the Arizona r.ily were Jammed, and reports come out slowly. granted tilal the hearts will breaic (mil plants and flowers peculiar to John Wayne's next at I.cpubllc 's : o | ( "Wake of the Red Witch," a South | j\ e Sea Island story. It was offered to ' M-O-M for Gable, I hear, but Leo turned It down saying it. would be too expensive to film. Bob Cummlngs and his wife arc headed for Honolulu for what they call a belated honeymoon. Rather belated, I'd say. They have two children. . . . Eagle Lion has another hit In the Paul HcnrcUI-Joan Bennett film, "Hollow Triumph." It's a change of pace for Paul, who plays a heel. It was his own idea—he pro- ;duced the picture, too—and lor once , an actor knew what was good for him. throughout the country (or her re- ;™'for Truman's Plane Gets tor Oil Leak A moratorium would impair the credit standing of the European countries and roslte 11 more difficult (or them to secure finance from private sources now and in the future.—Secrclary of the Treasury Snyder, opposing a moratorium on debts c-t Marshall Plan countries. Charles LanftMon has to put «n ZO pounds for his role with IU* Taylor »nd Ara Gardner In "The Bride," He rirsrrihrs his role as > well-rtrr s srd boarh- comber. 1 Credit Rod Cameron with the biggest heart of the month. Just j Washington' to Caracas lo pick up . President Romuln Gallesos of Venezuela and Ily him to Washington : for a meeting with President Tru. man. . ' Repairs to ihe plane were made I in a Pan American Airways hang- i nr. The flk'ht was scheduled to be I resumed at 2 p.m. l?3T. I A J 4 W A K815I • .1 * Q J 1.1 Rubber —Kolh vnl. South Wrst Niirlh East 1 V ' * ! * Pass 2V 3 » 3V 4 * < » I'iis* Pass |> HS5 Opening —4 K jo U. S. S«notor HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured U.S. senator 11 Happy 12 Thoroughfare HCamel's-hair cloth 15 Buriet 17 Fish 18 Sacks 20 Air (comb, form) 21 Military 5 Volcano 6 Network 7 Heights (ab.) 8 Not (prefix) 9 Military force !0 Separated type 11 Medieval collar Sacred Rams The Navnjo Indian, who owns sv four-hornert ram will prosper and grow rirli. according to Indian legend. The phenomenon occurs occasionally in unimproved breeds of sheep, and such animals are considered sacred. H.ini! No. 31. wnicli is Riven day, presents an iiuete.sting safety piny [or rubber bridge. To gel the lull brnetl! of tlie hnml. you should cover up the East and West cards. Otherwise, you will mil find it mucl of a problem. We..t wins the km? and ace of spades and declare: i rumps the third snade. The problem is to soc '. to It that declarer K,os only one trump trirk. The coirect play Is lo] ?o over lo dummy and lead tiic nine •! hem-t*. If East plays low, South must play low. j West will show out. and then de- I clarer Is all rlshl. II Ka.sl covers Hie | nine of hr-art.s \vllh the ten, Snutli covers with the km». When West shows out. declarer KOPK over to dummy and plays another heart to the ace-eight. Declarer must, not takt It for 23 Expunge 12 Gtanding room 24 European only (nb.) 29 Accepts 13 Lock of hair 16 Comparative suffix « Make' amends W Sleeping 21 Blacklhorns noisily 25 Singing voice 21 Hejs from 26 Slender rods ~~ 27 Sun god 23 Ibidem (ab.) 29 Tapestry 32 Salute 36 Unaccompanied 37 Daub 38 Monarch 30 Crippled 43 Dry 4! Finish 45'Boundaries 47 Island (Fr.) 48Ooz.e<i, 50 More rotund 52 Pull 53 Group ol nine VERTICAL 1 Lobe-like 2 Equal-angled polygon 3 Compass point 4 Siamm •10Part of "be" •11 Mud 31 Consider 45 Limb 3.1 Spanish town 46 Heavenly 34 Disguised body (vnr.) 49 Parent 35 Command 51 Symbol fbr 3^1 Cover neon

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