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BLTTHEVTLLB (ARK,)' COURIER XETfi TUESDAY, DECEMBER », 1MT (HE BLYTHEVtLUf COURIER NEWS TUB OOOWBt NXW8 (XX B. w HAOJM, rwtwtir . ' ' • JAIfBI I» VBtHOKFF, Editor PAUL D HUMAN, ArfWtfell* 8oto Kattoml Admtfctnc *«ll»o« Wltmt^'Oo. M«w Vert. Chicago, Detroit. atlmnt*. I PubUabed Emy Afternoon Except Sunday Botcrad m» Moood clw* matter »t lh« poat- affic* M Blythcvlllc, Arkamu, under act o! Coo- Iteaa. October t, ail. _ fcrved By tl» Prew 7 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ' By carrier lo th» city ot Blythevlile or any wburtan town where carrier aervlce la maintained Me per week, or tec per month By mall, within a.ra«Uus, ot 50 mllejrHW.P" year t2M tot eix months, $1.00 for three tnonthi; by mall outside' SO mile tone, $10.00 per year payable In) advano*. .-'*., _ __ / Aeditation Obey the message; do not merely listen to It and deceive youraelj.—James 1:23. "•' "•''•' Much of the evil in the world would vanish it more church members -obeyed as well a* listened to the .word of God. , ; for a Day—Maybe It's likely that the next royal wedding will be between King Michael of Romania f.n& Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma, who used to work in a New York hat shop. Once upon a time the rosiest dream of any girlT—even a 'princess—was that she might some "day be a queen. But our congratulations are not to the prospective bride in this case. With thfc mon- •vchial prospects in Romania what they are today, we thiuk young Michael is the lucky'one to pick.'a girl with some experience in the business of earning a living. _. • (•-._ .-•-••• ' - CUte Department, but by th« Krtmjin. Right now; th« chanws "for quick action on the long-range "Marshalf Plaji let alone its approval—are not bright. Reluctant congressmen, who coutd s« no reason for;haste in voting money for stop-gap aid, can scarcely be expected .to hurry with the broader pro- ' gram, unless they have a change of heart and viewpoint. It might help bring about that change if they would ask themselves these questions: If the European Communists lose the 1 first round, does it mean they will give up the fight? Will they slow clown the speed of their attack to the tempo of congressional action? If the choice should be between price controls at home ami Communist domination abrtwd, whpt-'s the answer? In a war where dollars are bullets, which ig better—a Jblank check or no check'? It's Going to Be a Great Help VIEWS OF OTHERS : ' v • \ i I -Timed Reluctance The situation in Europe which made the Marshall Plan necessary also leaves an opening, for the Communists to deliver a. one-two punch. The strikes; in France and Italy are clearly aimed- at the United ,Statef}, as well as the harassed governments of those countries. Each -act' of sabotage, each day's loss of production, each new tactic that adds to confusion also adds lo the hi'l .that America will have to pay. Probably . the Communist counterattack, 3iiSs its .'''target, the Marshall Plan, has an interim and a long-rai»ge '• program. The present desperate measures of Moscow's agents may not win a complete victory. As of now «it appears that they .won't. But unless the Schumari and de Gasperi governments stand firm, and get 'domestic support and outside assistance, authoritarian regimes might replace them as a result of Communist action. That outcome might be the Reds' second choice. The memories of facism in Italy and the Laval gang in France would surely drive a lot of people away from R strong right-wing government and into the leftists' arms. Thus if the present Red attacks fail, they can launch a long-range campaign for a victory that could be won either di- erctly or by default. With this wave of strikes Moscow has moved into the hottest, most active phase of the cold war. France and Italy are the logical places' to begin it. They are the Communist strongholds of western Europe. They are also slated' to receive about 92 per cent of American stop-gap aid to Europe — when it • gets there. Moscow and its local agents are making an open, all-out effort to .vtreck both countries, beyond hoi/e of repair, before American help arrives. ; It may seem tiresome to rehash the details of a situation that is so obvious. For months there has been no doubt that international communism would try .to .sabotage the Marshall Plan. Now the sabotage has started. It also seems that Congress, which today is best able to thwart the aims of that sabotage, has some members who are unaware of it. 1 Since the special session opened, there, has been a lot of time consumed by piddling attacks on communism. But- the strongest; most effective force -help for France and Italy— has not yet been brought into play. Even some of the congressmen who reluctantly voted for it, exhibit no feeling of urgency. Secretary Marshall set 'a deadline of Dec. 1 as the date when his plan should have the funds it needs to start operating. Events abroad have proved fcirn^ right. But some of the members Congress have balked at being mpeded" into action. They have ^ to see that they are not being stampeded by the White House or the A Forceful Challenge The American Nurses' Association presents to the public a challenge which it cannot, safely dismiss. Unfcss nursing Is made +n attractive proftifcslor. In terms of adequate wage increases and Improved working conditions consistent with the American way of lite," the nurses warn, toil- quality nprsing care cannot be provided. The average nurse's wage Is HO for a forty- four-hour week, Department of Labor figures show. One of four nurses earns less than $145 a month; one of four works fifty or more hours ••••-week.. Consider Jhese figures in the light of current living costs, and the reason why many experienced women perforce abandon trie profession, and why yo\ing wcmcn are declining-to enter it, 1* clear. Consider also that nurses have, no tenure, no social security and tew of the ordinary benefits accorded as a matter of course • In Industry and the wonder Is that the nursing shortage is not worse. The challenge, to Insure nurses a measure ot economic security, Is addressed to every family, every person, who faces the possibility of 111- i ness with, no nurse to be found, in or out of hospitals. More and more the public Is turning to nurses for services essential lo modern medical care. Memberhip in the Blue aross hospital plans have increased eleven fold in ten years, health- education programs call for preventive tests and check-ups—all increasing the demand for nurses. How !s ; it to be met? / The nurses have a program: better pay, better hours, social security, such benefits M sick leaves, vacation pay and pay adjustments for nlgtit and overtime work—in short, enlightened recognition of. the personal nnd professional status which should be accorded them. They ask action, spurred by an informed public demand from civic and community groups, lo put this program into effect. And they ask It, in all sincerity, not only In behalf of th£ nurses themselves but in order that high-standard nursing care hi&y be maintained. —NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE. Conductor's Wife Finds a Way To Cut Down on Laundry Outlay THE DOCTOR SAYS By William A. O'Brien, M. B. Written lor NBA Service DIarrrfeal diseases are still one of the chief causei of death* In the first year of life. Rates vary from Oregon and Maine, where the condition Is rare, to Mexico and Arizona, whejy It Is common. Why diarrhea) disease* are disappearing In certain part* of the country, and not In others, Ls difficult to explain, • unless one takes Into account the Influence of itation. Dlarrhcal diseases cause the most diffculty during the first two years of life and during the newborn period, In undernourished Infant*. Parents should be instructed as to the importance of giving their children clean food, if dim-heal diseases are to be prevented. Treatment of diarrheal diseases In infant* consists of preventing or overcoming dehydration, the loss of'water and minerals. Although many diets have been tried for infants with • these diseases the only one which has stood the test of time Is the administration r By Frederick Othman (United l'res» Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UP)— If the Pennsylvania Railroad IB th« forward - looking corporation It claims it Is, it'll take Mrs. Anna M. Summers' husband off a freight train Instantly and make him a passenger conductor. Then we'll Vi»ve some progrtM, or Mrs. Bummers will know the reason why. There have been too many males, including her husband and the olher gentlemen who run the Pennsy, ignoring Mrs. Summer*' shirt eliminator. T> cy've been polite about it. you understand, but nothing happened. They still wear shirts. So Mrs. S. put' on her bonnet, locked her house in Pittsburgh for a couple of days and dropped down to Washington to see an acknowledged connoisseur—namely Othman —of boons lo humanity. She said, and she is the kipd ot handsome, motherly-looking woman a fellow can believe, that women all over the world (except in Pago Pago) are tired of washing their husbands' shirts. And then ironing them. Last April, it wax that she had l , inspiration— a with shirt bosom of water and minerals as long as | collar attached and a harness ar- watcr and minerals are being lost, rangement of light elastic to keep Milk and other foods always aggravate the condition. When diarrhea develops, it is important to withhold food, i[ there U vomiting, and to give In- it from slipping off the mascule chest. It contained little mqre cloth than a handkerchief and washed ax easily. The cuffs couldn't fray because there were no cuffs. The but- jections of water and minerals ! tons couldn't rip off the front be- under the skin. If there is no I cause there was no need to un- vomiting, water and minerals may I button same. This was It. All the be given by mouth. ! ladies Mrs. Summers knew said It Examination of the tissue fluids [ W as wonderful. Their husbands— of infants show that potassium the brutes—acted like they agreed, and sodium are the minerals which So s he hired a lawyer and a pat- are lost in greatestiamounts. Add- ent attorney and spent nearly S300 ing these minerals to the wr.ter has | getting her invention started through been tried with good results. the mill of the U. S. Patent Office. BARBS By HAL COCHRAN With the prcsotil. price of men's shirts you'd (.hiDk they'd be le&s inclined lo lose them on the stock market Forrester/, antf Other Public Officials, Find It Hard to Answer $64 Political Question B.v Peter Kiisun NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec, 9. (NEA1 — Deiense Secretary James V. For- eslal has promised his .next press :onfcrence an historic answer to he embiirafsiHB question: "Are you a" candidate for the Vice Presidency ind would you run if nominated by he Democratic; convention?" The word has leaked out thai he Secrctary'sisecretarics are luiv- ng a tough time trying to think up .he right answer to that $54 nifty. In the Interest of trying to be hnlp- ful. it therefore becomes a duty and a privilege Tor anyone having constructive ideas on this subject to send in suggestions and help get the Hon. Secretary out of the Hon. Hole. v For some strange reason, public officials who arc painfully, stubbornly sure of themselves on most. issues, become tongue-tied and club-footed, and stutter, stammer and slumble an over the lot in mock, modest confusion when i\p- pro:ichecl on questions of ]xilitical intentions. In a recent poll of Washington mil it in writing. Wliy l)n They Want Inc. Job, Anyway? liy anybody wants to be Vice President — or President for thai matter—will always be a billion dollar mystery. Here is General Eisenhower, with all the honors in the world that ' anyone could ask for. He can retire gracefully to the academic security ol Columbia University campus and live on his laurels. If nominated lor the Presidency, and more so H elected, }\& will hnve to submit lo all the slam-bang, criticism th?.t high office always i^eUs. And why Secretary Forrcstal, with his swell war record, should want to risk a defeat in 1948, or preside over the Senate for four years even if he won, is completely baffling. But nil people seem to succumb when bitten by the political bug. They all become like the buxom blonde in "Oklahoma" who always gave in when courted by the boys, "'Cause I caaaaan't stiaaaay. No!'" Well, that could be Secretary For- icstal's historic answer. Maybe'that would be too simple. Infections Cause It Diarrhea may develop in children from infections in various parts or the body. Although treatment may be aimed at these infections, the dehydration treatment should also be administered. Until preventive measure* can be established everywhere, thou*• sands of infants will develop riiar- ;ull-time job where lie is, and -has rhea and many will succumb, m, time for campaigning, he might I Treatme^ with water, containing do something with a famous crack 1 potassium and sodium, will save from Rutherfoid B. Hayes. Hayes the lives of many of these chil- to, but /JJ freight. ^ celebrities, conducted by this de- j what' the Secretary obviously needs partmc.it, one question asked for preferences on Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees for the two parties in 1948. The most amaz- a line like General Sherman's "I will not run if nominated and will not serve if elected." Only better. us thing about the returns was i Hcnrv clad h!v(1 „ good linc ir thab^only 10 Senators and 34 Congressmen filled 'in the space where they.were supposed to give their choice for Vice President. There arc two conclusions. Either (A), ttiey did not care, or (B), each may have thought he was the man of destiny, but was afraid to ad- "I'd rather be right than be President," which might be altered to "I'd rather retire than be Vice President, there's no place like home." refused to'ask lor a Civil War furlough so he could run for Congress by saying. "An officer fit for duty, w.ho at this crisis would abandon Is post to electioneer for Congress, ught to be scalped." P.S.--Hayes ot elected anyway, and later was lected President. If the Secretary hasn't yet made ip his own mind, what he wants an answer that means all things 0 all people, like David Harum's Yes, an 1 no, an' mebbe, and mebbe lot." Another out for th« Secretary would be to leave it up to fate, with 1 quotation like Viscount Bolin- oroke's, "God who:placed me here will do what He pleases with me hereafter,-and He knows best what to do." William Jennings Bryan, who couldn't say no three times running and got licked every time, had a good linc in his Cross ( of Gold speech which might be paraphrased into, -You shall not press down upon my brow this crown of thorns!" A ringing phrase like that should leave no rionbt that an available man wanted no part of Ihe job. But the be.st line Secretary really does] job, is lo set it to music and play it like a singing commercial every time he is asked if he wants to run drcn, if food Ls stopped at the same time. QUESTION: I have styes on bolh eyes. What Is their cause and treatment? ANSWER: Styes result from « local infection of the hair follicles. They are spread by rubbing the eyes. If the eyes are kept clean and local applications of ointments, containing dnt»s which destroy bacteria, are prescribed, they will go away. 15 Fears Ago In Blytheville — of all, if ike .n't want the Eula Mae Klnningham and Norman Speck have been selected by the student body as "Miss Junior High" and "Mr. Junior High" In the annual Who's Who contest. For the prettiest girl Mary Sue Willingham won while Carl Lay was Then she went to her husband with a- special hand-made shirt elirftmalor for him to wear and he ^ said, honey, he'd sure like t ' ' "' he was a conductor on a train and mostly he worked' In his shirt sleeves. How could he do that without any sleeves? And furthermore his back would get cold in the freezes. Now. said he soothingly, he'd be delighted if only he had a Job where he kept his coat on. His wife crossed him off her list of no-shirt prospects and went to the biggest department store in Pittsburgh. The man there said sha .lad a wonderful idea, all right, and he bet every funeral director in America would be 'nterested. Mrs. Summers said, yes, but .she wasn't. Once you put a shirt on a corpse, you don't ever have to wash it again. So Where's the saving in woman-power? In all Pittsburgh, Mrs. Summers discovered to her amazement, there was no shirt factory to help in her war against shirts. The city's second biggest department store said simultaneously it would be glad to buy some of her no-shirts for lt,i men's wear display dummies and maybe even'some for live customers, oo. This was an Impasse. That's when Irs. Summers came to me for ad- Ice. She said her husband was a ine man, except that he wouldn't o shirtless. I said if the Pennsy put lim on a passenger run he'd have o keep his coat on and then he'd Can't See the Forrcstal for the J for office: Tease II the Secretary thinks he has a | -rd rather die than say, Yes!"' "No, no, a thousand times. No./ selected as the most handsome boy. Nancy Kirshner was named best citizen; Mary Josephine Hall, neatest; Bessie Sue Arwood, best student; and Evelyn Smart most talented girl. Anita Stracke was chosen 'or the prettiest hair and eyes pret iiest teeth honors went to Marie Riggins. Boys: best student and best citizen C. A. Martin; most talented, Earl Snider; friendliest Howard Moore; neatest Roy Graves; prettiest eyes Joseph Wolfort. What Uio world needs Is a dote that doesn't look like a vulture. ol pea A. Nebraska teacher told her pupils they could chew gum In school. So they went right on chewing. • • * Hotel losses from souvenir hunters amount to m. million dollars annually, what are wr. s'up- poaed to do, throw ashee on our floor, » • » An Ohio man was robbed of $100 half an hour after he won it at blugo, Maybe lie won't be so lucky next time. IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Stsifr Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 00. (NEA)— , Well, yon .did it. One million, one hundred and seventy-six thousand reader.-? 'of my column nnd listeners to my Mutual "network radio show deluged • movie czar Eric;Johnston with letters and petitions protest ing the filming ol the life slory of Al Caponc. ; Alter five \veek.s and two days; the iOlh time. rcison;il!y, I hope it's forever. •Thnt blonde star \va.s throvyn out, of the Chantechur again—too'much giggle water. King-sired Scvrrl Dale EVJIIU" big secret—B 20- year-ohi son attending USG—is the SO THEY SAY ,f*8ta Wt must-not appear to be beggars.—Gen. Charles de Gualle. , * * • . In helping (Europe) we will be helping ourselves, because in Ihc large sense our national Interests coincide with those ol a free and prosperous Europe.—Secretary of State Marshall. ' • • * Never again, in the event of a war, will the Uniled Slates be able to luxuriate In an excess of manpower.—Cnpt. F. L. McDanlcl, U. S. Navy. • ' *' * The totalitarian nations are not planning on a ivar because of a very peculiar reason: They believe that they can win without fighting.— Carroll B. Hccce, chairman, Republican National Committee. • • « The hope of economic recovery Is lliat by some orderly, overall approach we can get out of the relief business, get these people back on their feet.—Robert A. Lovelt, Undersecretary ot Slats. • • • , The nation is not going back to any managed or regimented economy in order to save 'Europe from communism.—Son. Walter p. George (D) of Georgia. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE A 'Hopeless' Slam Made by Analysis By William E. McKenncy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Serrlce Rubbing It In MONI'ORT Wis. (UP)—Thieves who robbed' the Eastman-Cartwright Lumber Co. safe ol $140 rubbed it in. They left a penny in each compartment of the company's cash drawers. Johnston finally realized America I "> lk of the town. Keeping such a , A vas fed up with glorification of j secret for seven years in Hollywood ^ lotorious gaiiRslcrs in motion pic- | ls a minor miracle. . . . Warner i b i e ang i e (or mating , hand, urcs and in motion picture titles. I Brothers is screen testing Janet , the declarer did in the hand On Johnston's recommendation, Ihc I c »rtls, an Arthur Murray instruc- ra ther hopeless, but let's follow his HU reason for jumping to sb clubs over four diamonds was to surrender the possibility of seven His partner had shown low suits The likelihood that North woul hold~th'e queen of whichever sui South selected for trump was B ams t " lm . an( i by jumping to ""* bidding. lave no excuse. Mrs. Summers said (and thera was n dreamy look in her eyel that his certainly was " true, but she would not want lo do anything to embarrass him, or the Pennsylvania illroad, either. So there you are, railroad with a leart and soul. Don't go blaming Conductor Summers for this, or his wife. Just put him r— a passenge'r run for the benefit of all wonian- cind. If you want to blame anybody, Pennsy. blame me. but remember I'm a good customer. And I could ride the B. & o. Art Trill m phi Over Sport COLUMBUS, O. (UP)- -The piano \von over the ambitions of a Grandview High School athlete to be an outstanding football player. Jim Newdlck, of the irldlion squad, was told by his piano instructor that football and piano playing ambitions did not mix and he would have to give up one of the other. He chose the piano. "Land of the Shining Moun-' tains" was the original name ol Montana. toartt of directors of the Motion Picture Association of America ap- no\ed changes in she film production code lo outlaw: 1. Any film dealing with the life of a notorious criminal of current or recent times which uses the 1 name or alias of such notorious •iminal in the film. 2. Titles which suggest or arc currently associated in the public mind with material, characters or occupations unsuitable lor the icrecn. Titles Ranncd Titles immediately outlawed by the action included "Dillliigcr," "Al Caponc," "Roger Touhy, Gangiter," "The Killers." "The Capone Story," and "Mr. Gangster," which glorified crime. A film based on <Ja- ponc's life can slill be filmed, under the corle, but, with the mapic name of Capone outlawed, the punch is gone. 4 Ihe Producers' Association aUo assured me, unofficially, that they never will approve any based on Cnpone, even under a dif- icrcnl namr. Congratulations to my tress, for a,role in "Don Juan." She's a ringer for Lana Turner. . . . A print of "Macbeth" is being rushed to Italy. Orson Welles will do the final culting of it there. • * * Sijht of the vvccV: Thai Insli linn of showgirls working in MG-.M's "Easter I'aradc." Kvcn J. al*ri\eil Thomas will approve. • • * Lclter from John A. Weeks, Judge of the District Courl, Minneapolis, Minn.: "Too many of our picture* deal with Ihe unwholesome, unnatural and seamy side of life and have had an evil influence upon too many of our younger people. I wish to thank you- for your courageous stand against the story of Al Capoiift reaching the screen." • line of play. He won the opening heart lead in dummy with Ihe king and "Who Is Miss -Hush?" is taking the place of sin rummy as « national paslime. Ralph Edwards' mail is up to 15,000 a day. . . . t'lin" s tOTy | Though they deny serious intcn- lions. Edmond OBrien and Olga V AK 10SS » AJ7 J * 105 4J 1062 V J72 • K962 *<3« * AK153 4 8 * AKS832 Tournament — Neither vul- Soath Wat North E»t 1 A P«s» 1 V Pass 2 4k Pass 4 » Pass 64. Pass PaM Pass Opening— V 4 readers and hundreds o£ newspaper editors, and 800 organizations which joined in the fight. My lhanks to Eric Johnston and the board of directors of Ihe Motion Picture Association of America, who finally saw the 'light. Several studios arc bidding for T/conard Hoffman's J-lory of Helen Morfian's life. It's a package dral, uith Dorothy l<amonr lo star, i . Producer Eddie Small has postponed plans for (he life ulary ol Rudolph Valentino for caAed Ihfj ace of hearts, discarding a spade from his own hand He ruffed a small heart, cashed (he ace and king of spades, then San Juan are a steady twosome. . . | led the third spade. ~ "- Ed BeRlcy, (he villian in "Boomerang." switches lo comedy lor "Sitting Pretty." . . . Glen Ixm- gan, minus his wife, was in a par- Guy tv at the Bar of Music. . Madison is making it but steady with Judy Clark. Obrdlah. Put 11 Out NEW YORK (UP)—Theme song sung by a trio, "The Three Flames," -at a ceremony marking Fire Prevention Week: That Fiah." "Obcdiah, Put Out West decided lo mil In wllh the Jack of clubs, so declarer discarded a diamond from dummy. Wesl returned t trump which declarer won. and now he led anothe spade. When West failed to trump dummy trumped with the ton-spot The fourth heart was led • and Irumpcd by Soulh, and the out standing trumps picked up. South realized that he had t< find both the club and spade suit split, or If the spacics broke badly, the long Irunip honor had to be In the same hand as th« two spado. Radio M. C. HORIZONTAL IBelief 1,4 Pictured 5 Clears radio 6 Opera (ab.) personality 7 Spain (ab.) 10 He is a singing g Fruit decay m.c. on the 9 Periods SI time 13 Before 10 Adduce H Undulation 11 Follower !5 Limited <ab.) 12 Roads (ab.) 16 Thought 17 Demeanor 33 Fillip 34 Mexican laborer 18 Birds o( prey 19 Machine part SSVinegarish 5(1 Binds 22 Sacred song 37 Fragrant 21 Woody plant 23 Eagle's nest oleoresin 22 Grew pallid 25 Make inlo law 38 Heavenly 26 Pigpens bodies 32Respecl 40 Paradise 24 Wise men 27 Observed 28 Lease 29 Area measure 30 Sloth 31 Prevaricate* 34 Slcp 35 Middle 38 Parties 39 Story 41 Indian 42 Ooie<! • 4* French •, revolutionist 47 Exist 48 Teacher 51 Fish 52 Sweet polato R3 Buries M Feline VERTICAL 1 Sleeping furniture 2 Nalive metal ) Insect « Smell 42 Utter 43 Age 45 Harem room 4S Seine 49 New Testa-, ment (ab.) 50 Symbol (or tellurium f

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