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PAUB EIGHT . TOE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •• TKK OOURIKK KKW8 OO. , • • W ilAIMW, PubUaner JAMB L. VEHBQCPF, Editor fABt D HOMAN, AdwtUng BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS • «o*-|t»ttot»l AdTtrtWnc RepmcnUUnt: yWaUaoj.WtUner Co, N«* Tort. Chicago. Detroit, Published Ever? Afternoon Except Sunday Entered u rtcoad class matter at Ui* po»t- •Blo* at Blythevllie,'Arkansas, under act-ol Con- gnu. October *. l«n. Served by Uu Unite* Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: >T carrier In tht dtj at BlythevUle or any juburbaa town where currier service U maintained, 20e per week, or lie per month • By mail within a radius of SO miles, (4-00 per yea?, K,00 for sii months, »1,00 lot three months; by mail outside 60 mil* zone, 110.00 per year payable In adranc*. Meditation . Ask, and what you ask will be given you. Aefcrh, «nd you rill find what you search for. Knock, and th* door will.open lo you.—Matthew 7:7. . * * * .S»me da not have the wisdom to alwayi •ndertiand when then- prayers have keen answered. Public Business General Eisenhower has pledged that •: all the information on the Army's wartime activities will he made available to responsible inquirers, including the press. "What the Army did is public ' • business," says the Chief of Staff. ' . ,' We hope the truth of that remark will be heeded. Recently the State-War- Navy-Air Force Co-ordinating Com. mittee drafted a sel of peacetime re.' atrictions on all government informa- • tion, modeled on Army wartime regulations, which was so stringent that a congressional group has seen fit to in-:: veatigate the excuses behind all this undemocratic hush-hush. What the government docs is public business, too, within obvious bounds of security. The war-spoiled lords of what shall be printed should be aware of this without needing the reminder : .. of • congressional crackdown. Horrid Prospect -•We ..note, 'more in sorrow than in surprise, .that next spring a gadget is going to be demonstrated which will be able to tell s radio station how many sets are -turned to any of its programs at any given .time. It'* all done by the radar principle, 'It says here. A signal will be sent out in all directions and, helped by another special gadget on the receiving sets, will- be able to distinguish Mary Mar-V garet McBride. from Young Dr. Malone. ' It will then record its findings instantaneously. This; simply continues and intensifies an -alarming' trend which has disturbed u« for some time. We refer to the silent, secret invasion, not only of the sanctity of the home, but of the privacy of one's own thoughts. Already we have the public opinion poll. We, have the tapped and recorded telephone conversation. We have the sidewalk interviewer and his insidious cousin, the radio eavesdropper who re-cords your conversation without your knowing it for all the land to hear. Our comprehension of electronics is on a par with our knowledge of hieroglyphics. But we suspect that science has only scratched the surface of its possibilities. If engineers can soon shoot a beam' into space and discover what a radio is playing, who can say that other details of private life will not become public property? The probing, invisible finger of the survey may. becorrur a constant, unwanted guest-in every house. ^One distressing aspect of the pres- eivt^ash of surveys i s that it is removing the element of surprise from many individual and national activities Time was, and not so long ago, when the votes were counted. Now the result of such a contest is a b out as doubtful M, whether Assault could outrun a dray horse. It's still possible to argue about who is the funniest comedian on the , radio,, but you can't argue about who '« the'most popular. The polls have already told you, just as they have cataloged so' much of your thinking O n serious or triyal subjects. It's all very progressive and instructive, but it's making life »-series of anticlimaxes Now there may be added to this ' maw-production curiosity an element of occult science. For if, come the first crocus, broadcasters are going to be able to tdl V.mt programs the surrounding territory j, listening to, can w« •rule out th« possibility that, in a few more years, they may b« fiiidinjr out what conversations are being lietened to by several thousand neighbors? The electronics sorcerers might eventually, devise .an instrument for translating brain waves. The old invitation, "A penny for your thoughts," would disappear from tlie language. For somebody would surely come out with a lapel-model mind prober and, once tlie initial cost was amortized we should all be scanning each other'* thought's for free. The picture of a shaken, demoralized, mentally naked people, that thi» possibility calls up, is too frightening to contemplate any longer. W« just hope die electronics boys will think twice before they start something that they can't finish. VIEWS OF OTHERS State Rights and Home Rule During its recent session In Nashville, Tenn., the National Municipal League had as its major Issue or discussion, state rights «nd home rule, a subject growing more popular each day in the South. As a newspaper dispatch says, "The pleas came from Democrat: and Republicans alike, from federal official* aa well u leaders In local government." The south long since has traded so many of II* »tal« rights to Washington tor a 'mess of pottage that for m«ny years lls people accepted It as the order of the day. But ft wasn't th« man in Ihe street who started the orgy. It was the professional booster, and the smalllry politician, who told John Doe that he wasn't getting enough out of the U. S. Treasury pot. That started soon after, the Civil War when congressmen ran their races on promises that they would build bridges over creeks, which could be forded; would get enough federal money to save the fanner at any time he needed sav- lng i and would talk the government into making local Improvements that would employ every man In the state who wanted a job. And, of course, every man would have a good road in front of his door. '' That Is not exaggeration. And the muddle It created was further complicated by a similar movement in t£e states whereby the State Treasury was the target for all folkj who lived outside the capital. But the worst feature+is that the balance ol federal, state and local authority, so essential : U> sound government and the American way of life, was so upset that today no man Is sure of r : cure. However, hopeful workers for Improvement at least are sure of one thing and that is there must be a basic revival of state responsibilities, without which state rights cannot endure. W« -talk about Independence, then turn to Washington -for help. There are, of course, some things which we cannot do without federal help. But we are even refusing to do that which we can end on our own. N '^v A proposed constitultonal 'amendment giving home rule to cities of Arkansas will be referred to 23 unils of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce with inquiries whether they will endorse It and circulate petitions _for about 53,000 signers In 15 counties needed to place II on the ballot next year. That can be one of, If not the most Important, political movement In Arkansas.' history. Certainly, we cannot continue to operate with the resultant heavy costs and wails from those who arc satisfied with the status quo. —ARKANSAS REMOCRAT. Someone Must Be Expecting a Wicked Genie ,to Pop Out FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, Business Leaders In Nation Line Up to Fight New Price Controls, Return of Black Markets By Peter Edso.. NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 28- (NBA) — Business leaders are already lining up in opposition to one of | the more controversial items In President Truman's 10-polnt anti- Inflation program. This is Ids request to congress for more authority to control inventories and make allocations of scarce commodities, which basically affect the i U. S. cost of living or Industrial ! production. Opposition lo this request-is based on a belief that it means a return to black and gray markets, and still higher prices Practically all wartime controls over priorities, allocations and Imports are gone. What few controls remain are now under the Department of Commerce. In a practically unnoticed report, which Secretary Averell Harrhnan has just made covering third-quarter operations under th e Second Decontrol Act of 1947, the score on these operations Is 1 given In great detail It Is one of the most Informative and one of th e clearest govern- ' ment reports ever issued j It will take some brand-new legislation lo bring back inventory i control. During (he war. practically i all scarce materials were under ; inventory control, but particular emphasis was put on steel, copper' zinc, lead, aluminum and rubber Of these, steel Is the one Item over which government economists ; seem most concerned today Two Possibilities For Control Congress may therefore be asked for authority to exercise controls over specific products. Or, it may ' be asked for authority to exercise I control over ouy material In scarce I BARBS BJ HAL COCHRAN •»••!•••••••••••«•• !•••••••••,• ••••••••••••••••••«••« Lots of candidates who think they're sitting on lop and find out how easy it is lo slide down a poll. • • • The l»w ids a llmll on f»m e and the honest hunlcr letj his conscience be his Fall is another time ot year when you feel like going home Just before you settle down to work. • • « Ktntuckj- officials look two backwoods fam- Hi« into tourt to try and tettk an anmmenl. Feud for thought. • • • A double chin developes when a couple ot women meet. SO THEY SAY America is becoming the arsenal of British imperialism In the Mlddl. East.-WIU Rogers, Jr., publisher, Beverly HIUj calif. » • ' • v It is still a hard fact of life that no one tespecls the wcak.-secretary of Defense Forrestal. . • • » . Without includln e the atomic bomb, weapons exist today that could wipe the last vestige of humin, animal and Tegelable lift from the earth.-Rear Adm. mti u. Zacharla*, USN (retired). ; supply, but only after public hearings have been held to establish the need for making a fair distribution of available supplies to essential users. In asking for additional control authority over Inventories and allo- calions, Ihe Department of Commerce has no Idea of trying to police the three million business establishments in the United States There Is an additional reason for wanting to keep inventories down now. Buying for Inventory keeps supplies off the market and so tends to make scarcities worse and keep prices abnormally high. At the present time, allocation controls are limited by law to three groups of commodities — tin and tin products, antimony and cinchona bark and its quinine and qumidine products It will probably be necessary to keep the first two under allocation control for some time. World output of tin this year will probably be only half of prewar production. Allocation controls are considered necessary to make sure lhat canners get enough tinplatc to pack perishable foods. Europe alone would take 50 per cent of U. S. tinplate production If controls on U. S production were not in effect. E cc/es Spellbinds Lawmakers , With Suggested Inflation Cures! Sundoy School Lesson' Scripture: I John <:15-«; j-10- 13; II John 4-< *r William E. Glfroy, D. D. What does it mean lo be a Christian? H Is is not enough to live In a "Christian" land, and be a Christian In the sense of not being a pagan, it Is not enough to be a member or u communicant In a Christian church. H is not enough to make a profession or to wear a Christian label. The New Testament writers are all agreed that to be a Christian Is more than that, and. though .they may express It In different ways, they are all agreed about what are the marks, tests or proofs of being a Christian. These are all comprised In being Chrlstlifce—In the outward and open confession of faith, as Jesus always expressed His faith, and in the inward life of loy e and grace, following the example of the Master and obeying His commandments. John puts all the emphasis upon ove; and that is where Paul puts It too,-for he says In his famous: ?ii! y i of love ' in : Corinthians u. that it, is useless to have gifts anrt understanding of mysteries' and even faith and miracle-working power, if one lias not love It Is Hie greatest of all things, , and the one Ihlng lhat abides ! when everything else fails By Frederick C. Othmau (United Press Stiff Correspondent* I WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UP)-J Come willi me, brave friends, t»| never-never land, where the mor«f money you've, got Ihe less you have. I And vice-versa. And the only way I to be prosperous Is get rid of thai extra cash. Don't spend it. Set a I match to it. I hope Marriner S. Eccles, the'l good gray chairman of the Federal f Reserve Board, won't be sore fix this. But I didn't understand WMn I any better than some of the.puzAdJ Congressmen on the Joint Economic 1 Committee. The lawmakers called him In to I learn what they could do about th« I Inflation that's plaguing us all. EC-I cles hooked his tortoise shell glasses I over his cars and said first we had! to know what caused it. He said—and I know 1 heard him I right—that the morn money thel government borrows, the more mon-1 ey the taxpayers have to spend. Thl«| sends up prices. And If the govern-1 ment will pay back the money If] borrowed from tlie banks, Ihere will! be less money for the rest of us.| Thus lowering prices. Kindly do not ask me why. Art-1 dress your .enquiries to Chairman I Eccies, who has made a study ofl these esoteric matters. The more he sludics 'em, thc gloomier he gets. I Something, stt ys he, has got lo Del done before business goes boom andl we're selling apples lo each other. 1 Anybody who thinks differently, hei adds, Isn't only blind, but also foolish. fcst Itself in practical ivln? Peter i f. enators , alld RcprcsenUUveif all) defines love, and the Christian the un l )lcas!1 » t things he believes life, as "partaking of the divine ! We shollld do to kecp American dol- nature." Note, too how exactly I s from tllrni "K lnt » J"P yen. that is the Idea of John for he ' st ' llc saW ' tlle 'revenuers ;lleth in Invp have 8°' to collect the biggest pos- says that "he that dwclleth in love awclleth in God; and >od in him." Paul, too, In his prayer addressed to -God In behalf of those whom he had won to the Christian way used like words: "that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith." Yet, when one. turn- from these plain tests of the Christian to consider the millions of professing Christians, . what Cinchona bark and its products '. are used in trcalment of malaria I and heart disorders. Principal pro- I war supplier was Indonesia. The I revolution disrupted the supply, and ' controls are necessary until |m- ' ports are back to normal. .; Control over imports of scarce '• but it makes sense. It is a protec- ( one finds between Ihe the actual! a discrepancy sible income taxes, so the people won't hav so much money In Iheir pockels. Then the government must use the laxes lo pay off Us dcbls, so there won't be so much money to go into Ihe pockets. * And finally—weep with me. alii ye who don't understand money j- with extra zeros on it—Eccles said:[ u ,- -i 1- Wc ' v ' eal1 eat to work harder andli Ideal and longer to produce more stuff II ,'a ^Vr-ev^cesV^ ™^^^V^ character and works of Chr slian „ ' M . A B-™» Ul .' rc Department' !„,„, ..,,1 i" ."'... °i___„ , l . should quit slipping billions to • love. And, in every church and sccl, there are the sincere souls who truly seek to follow their S "> * nUmony mltle iST^ b fi n nn on, » m '" cs , Iire not back in ion opernlton. Mexico and Boli- mntiTifr t 1 ii Aii m«t -^nd t™ 8 ' bn(U f y "L lntcs ' Hal ^,.,1 ? ">«»'• These essential industries must be supplied. of items are now under Import controls. They are fats and- oils, rice and rice products, nitrogen fertilizers. If Import controls on fats and oils and rice wer c removed, the flow of available supplies inlo the U. S would be so heavy that foreign countries which need rats, oils and rice for foods might suffer. Th e same is true of nitrogen fer- , tilizers. The TJ. s has always 1m- ' ported nitrogen. If U. S. import! controls were lifted, European! countries might be deprived of part j of their supply. Every ton of fer-' I tilizer allocated' to Europe means I 10 lo 15 less Ions of food for the i U. s. to supply. The U. S. Army, in fact, has been exporting [J. s. fertilizers to Germany and Japan to cut down food exports. The government's power to control exports and to control imporls j and allocations on Ihe above-mentioned commodities is du e lo expire with the Second Decontrol Act on Feb. 29, 1948. That's why ~ the president wants these powers ex- j tended, and enlarged to meet new* cries as they arise. religious professions, who are like the Gentiles, whom Paul commended of old because Ihey sincerely and earnestly followed the best that they knew. It Is Ihese who arj the true friends and followers of Jesus some of them the-sheep lhat He said were in other folds, but whom He none the Jess-claimed 'as "His own. If we deplore the fact that there Is not more love in the world, as the evidence of true Christianity, let us be thankful that there is so much, that so many arc Christ- like in their character and deeds as well as in their profession. 15 Years Ago In BlythevUle— IN HOLLYWOOD BY BRSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent By Ersklne Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 28. (NEA) Ingrld Bergman sets an all-time high for being on the receiving end of bad names in "Joan." Among the epithets hurled at her are: Limb of Satan, heretic relapse, apostate Idolatress schismatic, infamous woman, invokcr i,r demons, damned strumpet, salt cow, witch, sorccre.ss ( licnd from Hc:l perfidious scandalous monster and crafty damsel. * * * Margaret O'Brien Is growing lip fast but gracefully. It's a good bet that her film career will parallel Shirley Temple's. . . . Milada MU- dova. the ballerina who did Ihe "Begin the Begulne" number in "Night and Day," and singer Jimmy Newell have been secrelly married since June. Lew Talks Most Lew Ayres and Jane Wyman are contributing something new to the screen in the film version of the Broadway play, "Johnny Belinda." Jane plays a deaf mule—"the mast difficult role I've ever played." Lew is a doctor—"playing scenes witn someone and you do all the talking is quite an experience." This is Lew's third film since his lour years «s a medical corpsmait. The first was "Dark Mirror." which won him a lot of critical praise. But Lew didn't like his performance. He told me: "I was rusty after four years and, In trying to be casual, I though I was rather ham- my." • * • Unrta Darnell l» Uklnjt fljlnj lessons from director Henry Kinj. She already h»s M hours toward her civilian pilot'* license. John Payne doesn't know how many parts Ava Oardner has been signed for. but he does know that a lot of producers are after her. Within a week, Payne was approached by lour companies offering him starring roles and, in each case, tht producer said, "We're thlnXlti? of Ava Gardner as your co-star." Ik* Whbken X *«• "*v^^.^'z nancial report on "Duel in the Sun- claims a *16,000,CCO gross. The film . is still bringing in S150.000 a week ! .. .John Garfieid comes back to Hal. • lywoort for the local opening of ;"Botiy and Soul.".. .Ward Bond is i the candidate for partner in Harrv ; Sherman's "Tennessee Partner " the I next Joel McCrea Him. I « • . j Here's a backstage Hollywood plot . almost good enough for a movie. [A Hollywood director, s. Sylvan Si- I mon, got the idea for Ihe film, "The j Puller Brush Man." Harry Cohn '•; . Columbia agreed to let him make I the plctuer if he could land a oig I star for the tille role. At this Syl| van failed. | But he heard that producer Eddie j Small had a commitment lo borrow an M-G-M star. Small got the com- jmitmcnt for giving up Ihe title j "D'Artagnan," which M-G-M was I worried would cut into thc profits of "The Three Musketeers." Small agreed to borrow a star, Red Skp:- (on. from M-G-M on his commitment if Simon would agree to cut him Into the profits of Ihe piclure Simon agreed. So Ihe piclure is now an Eddie Small production produced and directed by S. Sylvan Simon for Columbia release starring an M-G-M player, Red Skelton. actly the way it occurred at the table when Phil Abramsohn of Hollywood, Fla.. and Morric Elis of New York played the hand. It was one ol the hands that helped them win the Metropolitan knock-out » A.KQ75 + A 93 Tournament—E-\V vul. South U> 5 t North East 1 » Pass 4 V Pass 6 W. • P.iss Pass Pass Opening—* Q Zg Because practically every home in the city has one or more members 111 [rom. ft cold or influenza, Dr. -A. M. Washburn, director of county health work, has Issued directions lor preventing the spread of the disease. Among some of the rules are _ these; Stay away from persons with colds, and avoid crowds. Eat simple, easily digested foods and drink plenty of water- Stay away king of hearts, went up with tha ace, and was surprised when East, dropped the king. He had no further problems then, as he simply picked up the trumps, wcnl over to the ace of spades, Aiid discarded his losing club on a diamond. Thus, regardless of subsequent discussions as to which line c/f play has Ihe best chance of winning, Ellis made seven odd. loans. farmers to hold up the price of food. 4. The Treasury must high pressure us inlo buying more savings bonds. ... 5. Bank credits must be restricted J« and the government has got lojfl quit guaranteeing mortag.es on hous-f?,l es that sell for twice what they'sl ought to. ;C| Sen Robert A. Taft of Ohio, theivf chairman, wasn't so sure that bankai'? were loaning too much money.~6enj'>, Ralph E. Flanders of VI. wondered -I about getting tough with housing: , sale! easy money for high i'l priced houses was about the worst i''l piece of inflation we have. He said ».'! the government must lake respon- t sibility for a large part of this lend-1 ing spree. To. many people, he ad-; ded, arc buying too many 1. ; with nothing down and a i monlh for Ihe nexl 30 years. "You've evictenlly not living with) your mother-in-law," remarked Sen. 1 Flanders. I "No," snapped Eccles. "And thel fellow who gets slapped with a! foreclosure may have lo go back! to living with her." fe He said we might as well not kid fy ourselves. We can't have full em- j'j! ployment and low prices, too. Not :•' unless thc government regulatea L everylhing. V; Sen. Flanders said that sounded '% discouraging. Eccles said it wasn't \i as discouraging as the prospect of \" letting the boom run its course I And If I thought it would help, I'd I light my cigar with a dollar bill if] I had (1) a cigar and (2) a dollar. Chinese universities buy au av- j crage of 50,000 volumes annually 1 from a London bookstore, which i has customers in every coutitry. from overheated places and -rm^ gelting chilled Wash hands ire- qucntly especially before eating. , If in spite of taking care of yourself you take cold, have fever and general aching, consult your doctor. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE J .X; • m'H».< OjS'*-g,&rf_if Key to Heart Slam Drop of Lone King "jr William E. McKfrmty • America's €»rd Authority Written for NBA Service M bidding irtowa today U ti- Icam-of-four championship with Tobias Stone and Mrs. E. J. Selig- mnn. There was discussion as to the correct line ol play on this hand. East made the toughest possible opening, and Elis (North) was forced to win the first trick in dummy with Ihe ace of clubs. Although the heart fincss might appear to be tho percentage play to win. it would have lost in this case, and East and VVe.si would have cashed two more club tricks. I Elis decided to cash the ace and ! king of diamonds, on which East I plnycd the four and three of diamonds. Elis felt sure that this play was made Lo fool him, and that East had another diamond, so he cashed the diamond queen. Then he had lo decide whether to play East or West for the kin;? of spades. Having already located the king ol clubs in Ihe West hand, East should have thc king of spades, so Ellis discarded a club on the queen of diamonds. Now he had to get over to his own hand in order to take the spade finps.se, so he led the queen of hearts and overtook wilh Ihe ace, lo unblock Ihe heart suit. There was also Ihe possibility ^hat if We3t had the kin? of hearts, he would cover. Elis risked tht lot* of the U. S. 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