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PAGfi EIGHT BKYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIEE NKW> TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 194T THE BLYTHEiVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. B. W HAINES, Publ«her JAMES 'L. VERHOCTF. EMItor / PAUL D mrMAN. Advertlslni Uuuter " Sole S»tk>n»l Advertising Representatives: W»li»« Wltmci >;k>, New York. Chicago. Detroit, AtlwiU, Memphii: - _ Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Enterea n, second class matter at Uie post- office »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ot Coo- October 9. 1911. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol fllythevllle or uny wb'jrban town where carrier service Is maintained 20f per week. 01 85c pel mouth By mail wltiiln a rs-ilus ol 40 miles. *«.<JO per »ear IJOO lor six months. $1.00 (01 three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. $10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditation Be gracloui unto me p Lord; for unto thee do I call all day long.—Psalms 86:3. • • * to God {or help should make one mlndfal •« the needs of oth«r» around him. But th« voters never seem to object to . these transparent performances. A traditional selling point of th« American system of government has been the possibility that any mother's son might grow up to be President. We still think it's a sound point, and not outdated. It doesn't seem unnatural to us that a citizen might view the prospect of the presidential nomination with pride as well us humility. So we can't see why General Kisenhower is belief criticized for not Inking himself out of the picture simply because he ciin't say yes In his present job. A straight-forward "Barkis is willln' " would be iid- ;niriible and perfectly proper at the proper time. Whether a political convention—and, later, the American people proceed to choose him 'is another matter. All Little David Needs Now Is Ammunition The One-Two of Low Production Public attention today is focused* largely on the high cost of fooB. But the high cost of housing—which is an older problem—also remains unsolved. Prices still aren't stabbed, or ,even predictable, because of such things as high costs, slow deliveries and shortages. , These ills afflict other fields besides the building industry, of couse. But the construction business s.eems to be suffering from a double-barreled complaint all its own. That is low productivity which hits it twice, first in the fabrication of building materials and then in -the assembling of those materials into the finished structure. T. R. Mullen, president of the American Institute of Steel Construction, touched on this special problem in-his report to the Institute's annual convention a few days ago. In addition to slow deliveries and shortages,, he alleged that productivity in the building trades is down 50 per cent from four years ago. Meanwhile, labor costs are going up. Solution of the low-production problem does not rest with labor unions alone. It takes two to cause discontentment. Now, when hi.sh production is a critical economic necessity, slow-downs and "featherbedding" are indefensible tactics which defeat their own shortsighted purpose. VIEWS OF OTHERS ••••••*•••••• Why Shouldn't Barkis BeWillin? One' of the remarkable aspects of the Eisenhower-for-President movement is the attitude of a number of writers toward the General's continued reticence. They keep asking, with variations, this basic question: "Why doesn't he say no?" It must be obvious to them why General Eisenhower does not and cannot say yes. As Army Chief of Staff, one of the two top military men entrusted with this jiation's defense, he is in no position to play politics. But since he can't say yes, is he then obliged to say no? The' Chief of Staff has indicated quite clearly, it seems to us, that he is disposed to consider the talk of his candidacy with favor. Nor docs it constitute an endorsement of that unannounced candidacy to inquire, "Why shouldn't he?" Is it a disgrace to seek the highest office that the citizens of the United States can bestow' And, once offered that office, should thc offer's acceptance be approached through an elaborate Oriental routine of false modesty and hypocritical negation? Most Americans deplore the horse- swapping and back-stage maneuvering that often accompany the choice of a presidential candidate in convention. The term "smoke-filled room" has come to symbolize such undemorcatic practices. The Eisenhower boom—if boom is 'not too strong a word—at least is something that hasn't been developed and sustained solely by professional politicians. Most. Americans also seem lo like "> their candidates coy. The spectacle of a , presidential asprant busily rounding up delegates while; showing an outward .disinterest in :^the candidacy is not un- j,-£." v eortimon. Neither is that of a candidate who knows he' has the nomination in the bag; juvd affects complete surprise •wh«t • convention deliver* it to' him. To Save the Family-Farm "There never need be again an agricultural depression In America." This statement, made In St. Paul by Harold E. Stassen on the eve o[ his departure on a delegate-seeking trip to Colorado and the South, expresses the conviction of many persons. It is a goal on which all can agree—even the former Minnesota Governor's political opponents. What steps can be taken to assure that agriculture will never suffer a disastrous decline? Is It a matter of Federal or State legislation and gsslsVmce, or can the farmers take care of it themselves? Mr. Stassen believes lhat the United States Government should net. He has stated he will urge a strong agricultural plank In the Republican Party's 1948 platform. He Is willing to let others "determine the slue and shape of the planlc j but he wants to have quite a bit to say about its core. The basis of Mr. Stassen's program Is a guaranteed floor on the Income of family-sized farms. This income approach "should be or a detinue minimum nature and should be considered the agricultural parallel of the minimum wage and the social security for labor." he says. But he hastily adds, "It should not extend to the vaBt commercial farms, which must 'stand on their own feet as business enterprises." At first glance, the proposed farm income floor looks like another subsidy. Mr. Stassen does' not dispute this. He id not fussy about the terms by which It shall be known so long as the plan assures a reasonable Income lor fam-- illes on small farms and encourages small-lann enterprise. "We must never again permit farm families who arc doinfc a good Job of farming lo be bankrupt, evicted, and broke," he said In Saint Paul. Mr. Slassen's proposal is in line with the thinking of more than otic respected (arm economist. It remains to be seen how it could be worked out. In executing it, safeguards against bureaucracy and political manipulation would have to be set up. Mr. Stassen says thai can be done. He is an experienced administrator and should know whereof he speaks. Essentially, farms—large or small—arc the prime source of food which thc world needs. Additionally,, farming Is a way of life whlcn must be protected In the Interest of all other modes of living. ^-CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. 4toW ABOUT foe WITH A ) Potato Grower Tells Othman Cruel Facts of Spud Business By - THE DOCTOR SAYS WII.UAM A. O'llKIEN, M. !) Written for NBA Service Spontaneous rupture of the lung e.sults in a sudden escape of air -ito thc space beneath the che.st vail, a condition called pnemnoth- irax. The patient suffers from a iharp chest pain, made worse by leep breathing. Hfost patients with lung tears ire well at the lime the accident occurs. The cause Is thought to be he rupture of an air blister, which 'onns Just under the lung surface. The Incident may occur while the victim is sitting quietly in a chair. When a patient ruptures an aid ! sac, the pain Ls sufficiently great to i drive him to bed. When the physl- [ clan arrives, the sick man Is usually sitting up in bed trying to avoid unnecessary movements- His face is apprehensive, and his family is concerned over the suddenness and severity of his Illness. The pain ma > Ily FREDERICK C. OI'IIMAN I (United I'ress Staff Correspondent) I WASHINGTON, Nov 25. (UP)— I1 am in a quandary about my an- liwunccd program ; to plant, my new ! farm In jjolaloes and allow Clint Anderson, thc Secretary of Agriculture, to pay me for not dig: elng 'em up. Clint's bought so many potatoes lately — nearly 100.COD.OOO bushels in the lust two years — that the' ' prices has soared high enough to ' suit everybody except the city housewives who* pay for sanre by thc pound and through the it^vx. So Clint's called off his potato buying spree until the price goes down again. That doesn't look so good for Farmer Othnum, whose- sale producer of soufile in the raw. l may have to dig the durn tilings. This is hard work, I understand, and lhat isn't all. Maurice L. Hurtling, my Levering, Mich., correspondent and ex- potato grosver (he gave up the Idea after trying to do business willl Clint), is In with a friendly warning that shatters my spucisy dreams Fellow potato growers, listen to Maurice: "Uncle Sam does — and makes Top Executives in U.S. Industry Submit Plan For Helping Europe With Recovery Program BY PET Ell EDSON NEA Washington Cnnesiiondelit WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. (NEA) — An idea that American business ican experts would be forced on '• any European industries. But if any European firm requested technical advice, a panel of American indus- sliould make its own direct contri- i trialists would attempt to find the button to European recovery ny | best team of experts available and urnishing free the services of its | persuade them to take their ex- op executives, engineers and tech- j pcrience overseas. The aid would nos itclans is being presented to Con- be "confined to lop management, ress and Washington officials by • Front office sub-exerutives might W. Gilford of Chicago, board have to be furnished. Foundry or hairman of Borg-Warner Interim- machine shop superintendents, en- ional Corporation. gineers, foreman and skilled me- The plan is to mobilize American chanics might be sent. A six-months jusincssmen to aid Europe as they ; tour of duty would in most cases vcre mobilized to aid in the war j be sufficient. effort. Just making the money avail- j f^ ilr ciflord explains it, the nble is not considered enough. The United States must also furnish its ndustrial know-how to help put Europe back on its feet. "The idea 'has been tried out on British and French. members ol the economic missions here for consultation on the Marshall Plan. First reactions have been favorable. U. S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufac- American industrialist could be the best possible doctor for Europe's sick economy. For the doctor, it would be a charity case. Bui Mr. Gifford believes that the doctor would be amply repaid by tin? increased economic health of th. world. II all this sounds like a lot of altruistic big talk from a luncheon and utilize the recovery funds ad- •anced to them under the Marshall Plan. OUR MOTIVES WILL BE QUESTIONED American capitalists will have to i be sold on the idea tiiat they will ' not just be building up competitors who will later undersell them in world trade. Reluctance of some companies to donate their best men will have to lie overcome. From the men themselves there may be some feelin?; that work overseas win knock them out of chances for promotion at home. The motive of "Uncle Shylock." in trus big-hearted gesture are bound to be questioned. From the Communists will come the familiar chant that this is merely another proof of how American monopolists and Wall Street are planning to ttike over Europe. From Har.ncr Gifford's point of view, communism can best be stop- v last a few'hours or . several days. The breath Ls usu- I VOL1 do — things the hard way," ally slmrt, depending on the a- j he reports. "You better apply first mount' of air which escapes Into i tor a potato allotment. Then the chest cavity, as this collapses i Clint's boys will consult the law the lung and pushes It toward the : of averages, the Weather Bureau, opposite side. Some patients do cl 'op statistics, and your own re- not have any physical signs and the diagnosis Is not made until ail X-ray examination is made. Spontaneous rupture of the lung is more common in young men, especially those of tall and slender; build. The condition also occurs complication of tuberculosis. In others, the accident results from rupture of cysts, formed in the lung before birth SEDATIVES RELIEVE PAIN Patients with spontaneous lung rupture usually recover after staying in bed from' one to four weeks. Sedatives may be given to relieve the pain and ease the labored breathing. Excess air may be removed tluough a needle, in order lo lessen the pressure. The average lung rupture patient has little bleeding from the tear. In the majority of cases, the tear heals and no new ones develop. . QUESTION: I suffer with ex- ihg and you haven't, even consult- cessive hand perspiration, making: ed the potatoes you are going to It difficult to write or drive. Can cords to establish your potato history. They will deteniiine how many bugs will invade how many potato fields this year. This will bring you to about a week before planting time^ You get your allot- « ment which says if you plant one * hill too many Unc!« Sam will not be responsible for any losses. So let us pretend that you are a brave man and plant your potatoes. "Comes a notice about the middle of September saying that on Sept. 15 there will be a potato meeting with your county AAA committee. So you go to the meeting to I be enlightened and you come away 1 confused. Only more so. They I spring on you the fact_ that to be ] eligible for support price you must : pay — cash on the line tonight — i one cent per hundredweight on all I the potatoes you are going to dig i later. It is 10 o'clock In the cvcn- i i anything be done? ANSWER: Excess issive persoiration of th e hands Is a form of nervousness. Some physicians have found sedatives to be helpful while others favor local astringents. Cutting the nerves In the neck, which control the sweat glands in the hands, has been tried, but is not always successful. 15 Fears Ago In Blytheville — Hirers have also been brought in on | the preliminary discussions. As fi- r.ally worked out, *he exchange of technicians may bs arranged through established trade organizations—N. A. M. with the Federation of British Industries, for instance - rathek' than through the U. S. and European governments. club speech, from a selfish and prac- \jx<\ by raising the world's standard ticnl standpoint it has beer, proved r o f living. That can best be done' that the more industrialized a for- ' eign country becomes, the better customer it also becomes for America. There are of course a number of obvious drawbacks to the Oifford plan. With natural pride, European that they Plan-maker Gifford 'has no pre- i manufacturers may say determined rules 011 how his idea I know as much about efficient U could best be carried out. Roughly, he believes that American manufacturing companies might pay the salaries of their experts on loan to European concerns. INDUSTRIAL "DOCTOR" WITH CHARITY CASE It is not. contemplated that Amer- m:inagenicnt as the Americans. Representatives of CEEC.-the 16- nation Committee on European Economic Cooperation which drew up the Paris report, have already indicated that their sovereign countries want no American interference in the way they handle their affairs by direct application of ihe methods used in the world's most productive free society—the United Str.tes. Gifford believes this is the biggest aid American business call render in the present emergency.' American businessmen, for their part, will have to be. convinced that their own salvation and prosperity depend on the continuance of capitalism as a going concern, abroad. What the U. S. government has to gain out of this international industrial cooperation is insurance that the American-financed recovery is accomplished with minimum outlay and maximum return. A semi-final report of the re-' suits of the Red Cross roll call j which e nded Thursday made public I today by J. A. Waterman roll call j chairman, assures for Mrs. 'John' F. Lent! the Caribbean Cruise offered by local business men to the Red Cross worker obtaining the largest number of memberships. Misses Luna B. Welhelm, Laura Bassett, Selma Lentz and Rosa M. Hardy are in Memphis for the convention for the National Council of Teachers ol English- dig. "So you consult all the figures that the government consulted and like the government you come up with the wrong answer. This is on account of the law of, averages, which is bughouse for any special vear and is no good to any- body'but a politician. So you guess you will dig 100 bags of 100 pounds for each acre. This sounds reasonable, providing it docs not freeze before Oct. 5. On the average, it doesn't. But as I said, phooey! | This time it freezes about Sept- 20 "So you only get a few hundred bushels and leave about 3.000,000 undersized potatoes in the ground. What potatoes you've got you put In the bin and you suddenly need money. You apply for the govern- BARBS By HAL COCHUAN [ «•••«•••»•••*••••*»••••••••*• IN HOLLYWOOD •••••••••»••••••••*• BY KUSKINE JOHNSON NEA StafI Correspondent McKENNEY ON BRIDGE An automobile company official says 1948 cars may rise 5 per cent in price. That'll Jost about take them from out of sight to out of mind. * * * Every Rlrl Just loves to help with the dishes until she Rets to be about 6 or 7. * * * An Indiana man reports an electric light bult that burned out after seventeen years ot use. We'll bet there are no children in his family. HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 25. (NEA1 — | tracking down Capone's income tax j ••» Madeleine Carroll and her husband, | evasions. i OllPJI Sllft PortnCf Henri Lavorcl, have turned produe- j Edgar Hoover today joined me j f Vj . . .. ~ , ,'• crs for a series of documentary films ' ; n my campaign against. Hollywood />fff II fj C UOllOlCS ...Strui Laurel and Oliver Hardy c rjme movies which yiamorize crime j will return lo thc screen in a se- ; m the eyes of youngsters. Wired thv: j MANY clubs. YMCA's and i ries of comedy shorts when they ' i^^d G-Man": community groups not only provide diamonds to show one ting. Mrs. Madison decided to stay ;here rather than risk the bid of seven clubs, which of course would have been a clamity. She played low from dummy on the opening heart lead and East won the trick with the kins The four of spades was returned and won in dummy with thc kin The jack of diamonds was led. ana when East refused to cover. Mrs.| P :ullc Madison let It ride, then led the i -r ur . three of diamonds, finessing the I ED ment toan on an application blank that is* about 25 times as long ^..j necessary and says enclose one- | half cent per bag for inspection. Later on — much later — an inspector conies and takes Innum- berablp measurements of the bin. "Still later you get a letter saying you must offer to the government at least one-lifth of your crop. So you offer it and then you get a letter saying there is no market for the present and to hold them a while. By now maybe your potatoes have rotted enough to make four per cent of them spoil. You cm then apply for orders to dump them. Of course you have to pay to get them inspected again." This, according to Correspondent Hartung. is only the beginning. The potato deal gets horribler and horribler. "I know it sounds ridiculous," he says, "but it is so near the truth that it is just plain pathetic Good luck to you and potato patch. You can have the whole damn thing. I'm through. Yours in sorrow, Maurice". Gosh. Maybe I better raise goats queen. Then the ace of diamonds picked tap the king and the ace of. --- thc -inspectors off the place STurTS hearth 1 ™" *"" * «'" ^ '">' ^™ '" tow "' j It was useless to try to ruff out i tUe club suit because Mrs. Madison liad no entries back to her own hand. She depended entirely upon A greater variety of songbirds is contained in North Dakota's A wealthy Sift a way a you try H? philanthropist says it Is linrd to million. Just for fun, why don't Come on, gents, surprise your girl with a flower for thc football game. Mum's thc word. SO THEY SAY return from Europe. Howard Hughes Is threatening •mil against irTe major theater chains for canceling his film. "The Outlaw." after it was banned by the Legion ot Decency. ' F.>n:ver Amber" has been banned by thc gion, too. Hughes points out. but thc theater chains did not cancel that picture. Vivian Blninc. so good in those musicr.ls, now wants to r.c a drainage star.. .Not in the scrip': "Gee \\iliz. I get to TALK." Dottu: L-:i- j movir was orowtn:r about her role in -Lulu B:ilc." N'o sarong for her in this one. She's doing drama, ; Anvihhlgr ivliicli tciuls lo glorify crime or glamorize any particular criminal is destructive in nature-" It is obvious, from the thousands of piotcs-is I'm receiving— inc'.ud- Inp S5.DCO muthcri. to date —that moviegoers arc led up with gangster movies, and arc definitely op- pc.'ed to the proposed filming of any movie ii.'scd on or suggested by the life of Al Capmic. LANOrOKI) A COMEDIENNE Ranees Laneford's agents no longer arc selling h;r as a song- stnv.s. but as a comedienne.. .Prediction: Joan Davis' 15-ycar-oid Adventurer ,thc- ! the spade break, and when It worked ', Turtle mountains than in any sim- .J I her contract was made. , liar place in the United States^ Instruction in bridge but also Hold I ' regular card parties and duplicate] ^ tournaments. Joseph Madison uf; ~ " —-~ San Francisco, Calif., wrote me | that he and his wife, who played j auction for several years, recently .started contract wltn a series of lessons at the "Y." He was quite proud of the fact that I.Irs Marison made six diamonds on trxUy's hand. She made a fhie two-diamond bid with only a tlirce-cnrd suit to tr-!l her pnrtner that she had a pretty strong hand, especially ni view of his free spade bid. Few people realize that one American out of every 12 now earns his living by producing roi world markets; \and thc only way to maintain those markets is to help the other people back on their fcet.-^ccrctary of Commerce Harrlman. • * t I know some of the troubles of small business. I was in one once myself alter Uie first World War. It took me 20 years to gel out from under that experience.—President Truman. * » * We are laced with the danger of thc actual disappearance of the characters of western civilization on which our government and our manner of living depend.—Secretary of Stat« Mai- up iiip.ii. w;is approached by a v.si- tor while busy putting the lin.sh- ing touches on Lois But'.cr. .he jnvc- nilc li-ad. Thc rubbor-nccker pni- ccedeci to ask Westmorc tcchnic.il questions concerning the co-.mctics used lor the actors in thc film. Flattered by the Interest, Westmore described the special eytbrow pencil he u.scd. rcvea'.co the name of his grc.isc paint, told vvhm he bought his red tinls, and other trade socrcls. Windings up his dis- qutsitr'ni. Wes'.morc beamed at iho visitor and said: "Are you in |)i=- tures, too?" "Oil, i'.o," .said the visitor, "I :ii an embalmcr," I D.inii-1 is opening a strip. It will be cM'.ert ' Hattic's ! Joint." and will feature only ham and chicken. » * v Oild situation in llic J;irk O.ikic household. He shares the place viilli his cx-inolticr-ln-law (mother of ex- wife Vcm'ta Varilcn). Jack, the cx-inam;\-in-lrtw and Ihe 1,'al lie plans lo wed, Vickie Hfj.nc, arc a fn-qiicnl threesome. Prank Pcrritt, who once worked in the Fox publicity department . where he tad the rernitAuor. of be- in;; .i or.c-'.nan studio nilc.rmaiion iniiTJUi, recently ral'.od thc studio. Oiu- ol the telephone operators A A K !) 8 3 V A 104 ».? 10763 J± N'onc A 1075 V Q 752 *KJ87 N W E S Dealer A .1C 4 f K98G » K 05 *64 2 IVlrs. Madison AQ2 ¥ J3 « AQ2 4 AQ 10053 Tournament—Neither vul. South Weal North East I A IV 1 A I'.-iss f 4 Pass 3 * Pass ^ A Pasfv I T Pass •IN.T. Pass SV Pass 5 N T Pass C » P.iss Opening— ¥ 2 26 Aside lo movie censor Jot Ilrccn: ,, rc ., u , d i-.im with: So you h.ivc "no knowledge of pluiis j . oosh. we wish you were b.ick on of anyone in Hollywood to make a picture based on or iMi^OAted oy the hie of Al C:'.ponc." I^u G:xd- bers. at the Bevcriy Hills :.o;ol. h.is the story treatment of the C;ti.one 111m. Columbia studio iv.s wntcrs working on "Undercover Man."story o{ In* Treasury Department men They vcre using thc Biackwood ' convention, so Mrs. Madison's bul i of four no trump asked for aces i and the five-heart response showed i two. Ho'vcvcr. I think that when •she bid five no trump she really York's woodlands ' were ! wanted lo play It there. But as Wisconslii'i surplus I that also is » Blackwooil bid. asking (or kings, her partuar kid ilx . the lot. Mr. Perriit. We just don't know what to do with thc calls we don't :;now \vh;it to do with." New stocked with rabbit crop In 183*. HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured adventurer H Peruser 15 Call 16 Norwegian capital IT On the sheltered side 10 Bail 20 Chrislmas song •21 War god 22 Looked at 23 Senior (ab.) 24 Slcamship (ab.) 25 Carry (coll.) 29 Nuisance 32 Put on 33 Compass point 34 Bamboolike grass 35 Heavenly body 37 An (Scol.) 33 Electrical unit 40 Matgr.iss 43 Wagers 47 Gaelic 40 Genus o( shrubs 50 Entrance 51 Small piece (Scot.) 52 He wrote a book about •14 He is an SBPitli >? Corny' choi" 3 VERTICAL 1 Presses 2 Refuge 3 Valley 4 Icon 5 Symbol for neon G Chick-pea 7 Taunt 2R Conclusion coins 8 Individuals 20 Footlikc part 42 River valley 9 Height (ob.) 30 East (Fr.) 43 Judicial bench; 10 Egyptian river 31 He writes 44 Brim j 11 Remain about the 45 Palm lily i 12 Of greatest age 34 Lnriats , 46 Male deer | 13 P.cquires 35 Stop anew 47 Girl's name j 18 Musical note XI Aromatic herb 48 Cheers , J 2GPocm 3D Soothsayers 53 Within • 27 Pedal digit 41 PorU'Kucse 54 Chaldean city 8 1 ir ?TT« 51" D" ^

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