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KIOHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JUKE 19, 1952 ILYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINM, Publisher HARRY A. RAINES. A«stst»nt Publljhw A. A. FRKDRICKEON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Maniger Bole N»tlon»l Advertising Representatives: W»U«w Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. AtltnU. Memphis. Entered u second class mutter «t th« post- edict tt Blytheville. ,Arkans»s, under net o( Congress, October », 1911. Member o! The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blj'thevlilt or snj •uburban town m'here carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a r»dl»s ol SO miles. 15.00 per ye»r. *2.M for six months. SI.25 lor three months; i>«r mail outside 5C mile zone, J12.50 pui '^ar payable In advance. Meditations For wh.il Is a mm profited. If he «aln the whole world, and lose his n«n «oul? or *hat ihall a man jtve In utrhjuuc lor his soul?—Matthew 16:2«. * * . • Man who man would be Must nite the empire of himself.—Shelley. Barbs What a lot oJ politicians sUnu ior is most anything you'll Jail for. • # • We've never jet heard of « tr»in txint knocked off the track by the annual sprint drive atalnat them bj autoa. • * * A brewery ad says that beer should be drunk with dignity. Anyn-ay, until you get to about the fifth glu;. • * • A dotlor i«»« that scratching Ij bait for tha ikln. Oh, well, moat »f u» are nnt up lo »cratch these aprlni d&ra. • • * A *Titer claims that men actually goMip more than women. Probably about women gossiping. Despite Political Fright, We Still NeedUMT The Blytheville Chamber of Commerce's National Affairs Committee certainly put its finder on an important phase of national defense when it considered Universal Military TrAininu and went on record a« favoring same. And it's a question which undoubtedly brought out the very worst aspects of a democratic government. Legislators have whimpered and winced whenever UMT has been mentioned. The fear of losing one mother'* vote has shrouded UMT with fear for the lawmakers. They have proposod watered-down amendment and we've been looking for them to come up with a program calling- for 24 hours intensive military duty for every male adult who reaches 21. It has been obvious to military experts even before World War II that the. only manner in which this nation could meet across the conference table with militaristic European a n'd Asian countries was with some organized defense program. Of course, the most essential part of this continuing program would be Universal Military Training. We could take a lesson from Old World nations who have armed themselves for centuries without breaking their financial backs . . . and in so doing have kept well- trained reserve components on civilian jobs where they can produce for the general well-being of the nation. The United States, it would appear, now must follow this continuous defense policy. Time has come when each male citizen must accept the fact that some time in training and eventual assignment to a reserve organization (not necessarily implied in the UMT bill) is part of the rent he pays for living in this democracy which, even as a demi- milharistic nation, still affords the best opportunities for life and liberty. fact that h« i» up there and must be knocked down. But he hae a long way to go to the 616 votes necessary to nominate at the Democratic convention in Chicago. Since the Tennessean Is not the favorite of powerful elements in the party, what kind of candidate do they want? The avowed choice of the South is Senator Russell of Georgia, who will come into Chicago with a sizable block of southern delegates. Hut he is not a serious prospect, for he is totally unacceptable to northern Democrats. In fact, the real aim of his candidacy is not to win the nomination but to avoid a North-South split in his party, after the fashion of the lfl-18 Pixiecrat revolt. Russell is an able ancl respected man, and is bent upon gaining adequate representation for the South's viewpoint inside rather than outside the parly. In the judgment of some observers, It is Russell's stature plus President, Truman's withdrawal that lias made the Democratic race so singularly calm and quiet up to now. There are no controversial figures in the picture to serve as a focus of bitterness. Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois is unquestionably still the favorite of many big city professionals and a lot of others. His record and his stand on the issues make him highly acceptable to all wings of the party. He has not said he will refuse a draft at the convention, and unless he does he must be rated tops among Ihe real possibilities. His reluctance In run disturbs some politicians, but thicr alternatives are not too promising. Averell Harriman, Mutual Security administrator, is making a game try, but the feeling is widespread that he lacks the popular appeal needed. Vice President Barkley and Speaker Rayburn, both veteran Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, meet the test of acceptability—with the single reservation of their advanced age. Both are well liked by professionals, and neither is an extremist; they are natural compromisers of party differences. A quiet drive is afoot among, lawmakers to put Rayburn across on a late ballot at Chicago. The logic, of acceptability and sala- bilit.y brings leading Democrats back to Stevenson again and again. Rut if it is not to be he, the party seems fairly sure to turn to some tried and trusted party man who is measured fairly close to Stevenson by that same.Jpgic. Views of Others Democrats Keep Coming Back to Stevenson Seldom in modern Democratic party history has the situation surrounding the choice of a presidential nominee been so fluid so near to nominating time as it is this year. Senator Kefauver of Tennessee, with an acknowledged 250 delegates in the bag and possibly another 50 to come, is the probable front-runner. But few if any political experts expect, him to capture the prize. He is not wanted by the professionals in the northern big cities, a$d he is not acceptable to standard southern Democrats. His advantage lies in his demonstrated strength tt the poll* and thi I SO THEY SAY Metamorphosis IHEN HE WENT POLITICS/ once over * lightly- By A. A. Prt«lrickM>B The heat- wave lhaf has been wilh us th& past week must have xirne direct from Wa-shinRlon, not *o much because of the hot air but because ft recent Congressional Idea appear*, to have en me Irom a gen- .leman who ha.s been hanging hie head In the lun too long. Periodically, someone starts *t*w- register ring*, nt; because 're are not a race of rie.sk I DON'T RECALL if thp commlt- supermen. The lockey and the edger pilot and the. fallen-arched | r think the members are too busy hump-shouldered j tee ha.s put out its report yet, but are customary patsy's (or the barbs of the lockerroom and ath- .ete's foot set. They are also subject matter for Ihe scratchlngs of cartoonist. 1 ; busy earning another buck for dandruff- kilter and arch supports and bridge- woi'k and trusses. So far, however, the situation has been tolerable because It has been e!li7.e.n-agatnst-cltiaen basis. If your neighbor liked push-ups at dawn or weight-lifting before nv?ils. you rould always ignore him! lake rceulnr exercise under and so sil under a Iree while the j t>m of "supervision." wife mo'vcd the crabgrass or plowed the north forty. working out In the Capitol gym lo be dictating findings. Rep, Hedrick'* plan is basically akin to all tha fuzKy-headed planning that goes un alon? the Potomac. His program would be a purely supervisory affair. No Getaspo to make you do your deep knee bends. No affidavits In triplicate to the effect that your muscles are according U> Bureau of Standards measurements. Just * little something to "encourage" citizens to svs- Seems to me the government la under the Impression we are so ac- custflmed to being spoon-fed by It Peter fdson'j Washington Column— Union Shop Catch in T-H Law Could Cause Indefinite Delay dragged into the hatls of Congress, ivhcre no Issue is too bie or too small for our lawgivers. One In narticular. a Rep. T.. H. Hedrick nf Wp^t Virginia, Is promoting a scurvy affair which I hope leaves him with a dislocated elocution. It 15 the opinion ot Rep. Hedrick, who also is a doctor, that Americans have never been in worse physical condition than they are today. Not satisfied with belnfr rn- tUIed to his own opinion, he ha5 peneralert a move for & federal physical training program to whip ns back Into shap«, And you're too lat« If you think i-ft can avoid spending any tax money on this nefarious scheme. The House Commerce Committee already has held hearings on the matter, and every time a Congressional committee meets the casl paid for by ns, naturally. That this is frtghlenly possible I do not derty. But for a doctor to be pushing this sort of political paregoric Is peculiar. When Uncle Sam starts peddling the ounce of prevention. It follows that he'll soon b« around dispensing the pound of cure. WE'VE BEEN DIGGING In the yard lately, and what we'd like to know Is how bip a fellow's garden has *o be before the government will pay him for not planting It.— Carlsbad rN.M.) Current-Argus, • * • CANVASSER: "H you can spars me five minutes, sir, I can show you how you can earn twice the money you are now getting." Sad man: "I do that now."—Key West , man, n (Fla.) WASHINGTON fNEA) — All the monknyshineG and mutual buck- passing in which President Truman and the Congress are now indulging to give the appearance of trying to settle the steel strike nay be meaning- ess, The reason is ,hat they no not touch on the fun- dame n t a 1 and Peter Edsnn underlying Issue only way to find out how the Ian- will work, however, is the hard way ol trying it out to see. THERE is some opinion that if the Taft-Hart!cy act had bee.n applied in the stpel wase case last Dccemtinr, solution of the dispute "A-ould be no nearer today. The reason given is that thp Taft- Hartley act provides no sure cure for the union shop Issue- It says only that union shop agreements mny.be made for one year and must be approved by a majority of the workmen employed in plants cover- for an injunction to force the men TO go back to work and delay the strike tor &0 days. 2—The president would then name a board nf inquiry to observe mediation efforts. If after 60 days no settlement is reached, the National Labor Relations Board would conduct an election of all srecl corn- in the singleton diamond, but one STI allow doesn't make a meal. South won with the king of diamonds and didn't, like what he saw. He couldn't get to dummy to take discards on (he queen or Jack of heart,-:. He couldn't draw trumps to safeguard the diamonds, for the enemy would then take two trumps and tow clubs. So South led the \even nf club? from his hand. Citizen. 75 Years Ago In Truths Vs. Untruths Various deceptive stratagems are periodically used Lo delude the public ax to the true, size of the profits earned by industry—and what happens to them. For Instance, It if- commonly claimed by labor leaders and others that business can grant major wage Increases without raLMng the prices of Its products, by taking them out of allegedly huge profits. Yet lost year, accorling to Economic Intelligence, divided payments were Sf^OO.000.000 while compensation to employes, totaled $178,100,000.000—nearly M times as much. If every nickel of dividend payments had gone to'employes, leaving the owners exactly nothing, wages could have been Increased by an average of only 5 per cent. Another malicious and basically dishonest technique is tn cite thp macnltude of industrial profits befnre taxes, Nothing could give a more false picture of actual conditions. —Pinfhurst (N.C.I Outlook of what to do about the union shop., eci by the contract. an-hour increase, with all fringe That was the real stumbling block i The situation today is that union benefits included. This is close to on which John A. Stephens, spokes- labor leaders arc determined to get j the Wape Stabilization Board's' man for the steel industry manage- the union shop written into their pany employes to accept or reject v »euely hoping for the best. W«t didn't like .to see a seven ly- in- around loose, sfc he covered with the eight of clubs. This meaningless play gave East quite a problem. It was clear from the bidding that West held at least five clubs. Hence West surely held at least one club lower than the seven. Why did West cover the seven instead of ducking to let East win the trick 1 ! the employers' best offer ment. ] » • « THE employers* best offer, on which negotiations broke down June 9. was the equivalent of a 24-cent=- ment and CIO Steelworkers' Union| new agreement*, while management President Phil Murray fell down, j is Jnst as determined not to grant President Truman. In his sudden; it. but restrained appearance before | Both sides seem perfectly willing the joint .session of Congress to ask • To see the steel industry shut down for a new policy directive on the j indefinitely, even U it wreck.-! the steel CHSR. did not mention the union shop onc« defense effort and throws th<» entire civilian economy into a tailspin. The public, as usual in these big THF- SENATE, after five hours of, strikes, is caupht in the squeeze be- nrgutncnt in which It beat down! (ween the two sets nf" drterminrd lour attempts by Senators Morse of; men representin? employers and Oregon. Maybank of South Cain- ; employes. Una Monroney of Oklahoma and * " • Humphrey nf Minnesota to aatho- SHORTLY after thp President- had ri?.e a ne\v government seizure, did < finished readins his special not mention the union shop once. | sage to the joint session of Con-'j The Senate ihen passed a rcsolu- i cress. Sen. Esles Kefauver. among lion by Son. Harry Byrrt of Virginia j others, pointed up the fact that to "request in c" the President to use | cet new legislation nn the union the Taft Hartley net. but really : shop issue would require long hear- recommended settlement ol an estimated 26-cent immediate increase. But WSB recommended the tin- East pondered fully. this mystery cure- If East had been a poor player, he ould have been unaware of any Mich mystery. HR would remember ion shop and the employers' best I offer did not Include a union .hop I would have been unaware of any agreement If management claims, are correct. a majority of their cm- 'hat West had opened a diamond „„! „.„„,,* ,*. , 1T ,i™ so East would overtake the club and return a diamond. The ruff woulc defeat trm contract, and East would be both happy and right. it East had been a really fine plaver, he would have known tha West's club play was just RR likel> tr> be vrong as right. The opening lean was almost surely * singleton rejected by the employes in the | nouever _ so East would'overtake th ployes do not care about the union shop. If union officials are correct in their appraisal of the situation, rank-and-file union members will not accept a contract without the union shop provision. S—IF THE employers' best offer and I ings and I ti should be handled cau- rnmmin? H down his throat maklniT him like it. I tinusly by Congress. The need now But, even if the House concurs In ; is for speedy settlement, by labor this action, them is no assurance j and management themselves. ihat the Tuft-Hartley act will do | Tf President Truman does now any cnod in the steel case. Tt cmild ' invoke the Taft. Hartley law in the conceivably make the situation | steel case, thp provisions applying worse, by 'crystallising union oppo- hvould be these: sitlon to the law itself, which up in: i— The President, thrmuh the at- now has been a dormant issue.. The. i tnrney central, would ask the courts NLRB election, the President would be required by the Taft-Hartley law merely to report the facts back to Conpress. The odds are '-hat Congress won't be in session In September and Oc- club and return a diamond. This particular East was n expert. He could see the meaning o the club play, but he couldn't Judg the difference between a gooc? an a bad partner. So be decided tha tober. when an 80-day cooling-off i West played the eight of clubs be period would expire. So there the matter would presumably lie, unless the unions and management could work out their problems without government help. What Congress could do about the situation, even if It were in session at the end of the 80 days, nobody seems to knivv. the Doctor Says — Bj F.mVIN P. JORDAN. M. D Written for SEA Serrlce This nation can afford to do anythinc U determines it rujs to do foi national survival.- -\V. Averell Harhman. Mutual Security Administrator. Civilization, as \\r know it. Is cnimhlins and with it Hie culture, social relations and Ideals ot family life. As The home aoes. so goes Ihe nation. —Francis. Cardinal Spellman. • * • All Germany bflonps to the West.—West German Chancellor Kourari Adenauer. * * * Thp iPanmunjom' i-eelmcs, are very laugha- llf as well as very honns - Clue! trure ne;olia- tor Maj.-Gen. William K. Harrison. * • • We can have thp necessary rlefenM and preserve thp. soundness of our economy. — Elder statesman Bernard Banirh. • • • Onlv aroused nn.'cns ran end those evils that Increasingly crnw into real threats to our country. —General Eisenhower. t • • You'd think all I'd ever done was sin: "Some Enchanted Evening"—Singer Ezio Pmza. « » • Moral and cultural deflation lhc.se days cause more foreboding than monetary Inflation.—Ro- Url»n Webb Follln, One ot the most pressing prnh- j record of many, many traffic vio- len-s o! todav Is the prevention of | latlons. ' -••-' Part of the answer to this mics- accldents Thousands of dealh? are caused each year by unnecessary and a\oinable accidents, and —hospitals offer constant test] . : ... to the other thousands who are in- ! dividual*, in Industries who are like- Jured. | tmn i.» in rule off the streets those likely tn produce Ihe most arci- tcstimony rtrrns Part ol it is In identify in... to rnu.^e accident.* to thenuelve? •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSVVALT> .1ACORV Written for NF.A Service Little Thought Is Dangerous Practice An pxperl always ha? a reason for his bid or play. n*hile an averape plfiver relips to snrne rxtent on hao- ....... cause he wanted to win the trick which meant, thai West was not i position to ruff a diamond. As a result, this East, didn't gl\ his partner the diamond ruff, an South made his contract. Mildred Lou Hubbard and Martha Ann Lynch will entertain this week ith > dance at the Woman's Club. A party of Cotton Belt Railroad fficials has been tn Blytheville on n inspection trip. The company plans to rebuild the Blytheville- 'aragould road- Pupils of Mrs. L. N. Mathis. piano nstructor, who will give a recital nclude Edwin Weed man, Ann Weedman, Billy Nelson, Geraldine Bryeans, Peggy McMullin and Sally Mathls. V Next to tti« machine politi-. cfans who don't lik« him, Archi Nearbrit* says the greatest sufferers from Senator Kefauver'f campaign are the raccoons. The •laughter must be terrible to keep up with the coonskin cap demands—unless the furriers have been overstocked ever *ince the college boys quit buying raccoon coats- tn NEA and Boy An»w«r to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL upon i mmc rtuie pictures or salis- -.vho irf particularly involved in ac.-irlrnl. 1 -. In ap . lrv ac i 1!p()n hc involved in accident*, in re, , n i fartiws an( , , s ap . ,, vears such persons have been called ; spm . of thp monwl)t _ 'arridruT-prone." -p np accident-prone person is be- Tn the state of Connecticut, a | ]ipvf( , , n „,,.,, an | ns |tnct of rebel- siv-year study showed thai about. : ljon anrt r( , fpntm( , nt anri , o demon- per cent of- drivers of automobiles , ^ rjt{f |hp .. Jn(m ._ o , r ., nd ..rinn't- olvcrt in traffic accidents are in- , Bivp n . rtamn - Ivp(1 of psvcr , o loi:y. It would be better for all ol us vnlved in mme than one-third such accidents. if the^e 'arrirlent-prone" persons The same Thine applies in indus- ! r outd be picked out and prevented, try. For example, a larac truckuu!! nr a; least discouraseci. from plac- coni|?any has reduced lis arcidcnt i i nc rhrmsehes. as wc-11 as Ihe res' rarr in nnr-'lfih of its previous ice- ! o f u^ i n nanser or our lives. ,-ud merely by discovering Hwe j . drivers \\lio Mere accident prone! „ and transferrlnit them to other du-[ STREET STFN'E Khovroer. after tips. 'inspecting W M dress, in baraain All this n;a>' mean life or dcarh ! basement, remarking to her com' lo the rest of us because at any nanlon. "There's a copy o! this one time we may eel tan:!td up at a; upstairs !or S75."— Atlanta Jnurnal stop li^ht \vitb someone ^hr> ;• -: i . » . catinnt stay out of trouble j This yas only too well known in] THF ABILITY to speak several the iracic death ot Marcarct Mnch- ; laricunccs is a timely a^set, but lo c!l, the author of 'Gone With the' Wind," 'vho -vfis hit by an automo- mlle driven by a man who h&d t WF.KT V lOjfi.1 * 8 + A Q J 8 B S Sontk I * J » 4 4 EAST 4 K.I 3 V 9S4 ' » RA 2 4 K 1094 SCK'TH <t» A A R 1 6 1 ¥ AK « K 10 5 5 T.wt Pass Pass Pass East-West vul. Wrrt Vnrtji 2* Pass Pass 1 3 * Pass Opening lead — Ire but It's a mistake to mix the two When today's hand was played. West happened lo be a player \vho IIKS never been accused ot being an expert. Tn fact, whenever this par- t'rular chap makes the risht bid or be able to hold your tongue in one] play he does so against his better language is priceless. — Greenoville | judgment. iTenn i aun. I West picked t good opening lead 1 Masculine appellation 7 Boy's name 13 Man's name H Interstice 15 Hydrocarbon 16 Plays 17 Lethargic 18 Occurrence 19 African fly (var.) 21 Peer Gym's mother 22 Peel 25 Used in beer 27 Wood sorrel of South America M Dry .11 Recedes 32 Golf term 33 United Nations organization (ab.) 34 Far off (comb, form) 35 Female horse 36 Land parcel 37 One who angers .IB Bulging pot 39 German river 40 Sesame 42 Biblical name 45 Cure fish by smoking (Scot.) 49 Date anew 51 More optimistic 52 Provide with attire 53 Dinner course 54 Bovling places 55 Hebrew ascetic VERTICAL 1 Bantu native 2 Red deer 1 Nibble 4 Turned inside out 5 Leases 6 Town (Cornish prefix) 1 Small mass 8 Takes into custody 9 Depart 10 Heavy 22 Masculine name 23 Italian river 24 Tumult •olume 26 Proficient 11 Enthusiastic 27 Gem ,rdor 28 Youth's name 12 Pause M Range 20 Princes 31 Male name 21 Name of man 3S Incommodes or boy 39 Growing out 11 Presses 42 Genus of mollusks 43 Ravine 44 False god 46 "Emerald Isle" 47 Observed 48 Woody plant 50 Eyes (Scot.) 51 Scotiish sheepfold

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