The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 11, 1947 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 11, 1947
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stfivr- ^ >AOti* WGHT f' THB BLYTfflEVlLU! COURIER KBWB i UC OOOXIEX MZW* CO. at W U -JUO»IVI_ VAO, D. MOHAN. BLYTHEVILLB (ARKJ COURIER KEW» Mmttotac Co, Nrv Tort OhieMO, Detroit, _____ Cray AfUmooe Cxotpt Sundar 'j AMend u Moond GUM outUrrai the poet'-- - «Ckw tx B&Uuvill*. ArinniM, undw.'act of Coo' * ' - », HIT. . ,- • '/ .*T tfc* OBited :ON RATM: to Ute Otj at KyUs*rtlJ» or »riy •uburtao (own vh*r* carrier terrtc* 1» main- tebwd* Tfr Mf wMk* or Me per nootb. ft •wll, within • radlui at M milM, M 00 per JMT. |UO for iU month*, tl.OO for three moothm; to a*il eataUi M mil* MM. 110.00 per mr to •dranot. Meditation Now th»t by'ob«yinj : :Uw truth you, h»ve puiifi«d jpour Kuli far, iinoere love of brotherhood, you mu»t low on*'»noth«r InUrutly. «nd hwrtUy.—I Pcttr 1:K. * « * Low at MM** f*Ueinnu will ttntr th« whota nwnl tttt, I«t41nc eO4 U) do emlj ptod. Fundamental Deficiencies Th« Arab government's defiance of the UN decision on Palestine is inde- • fen»ibl«, but it ic not without precedent. They can cite the mighty Soviet Union's gevera! boycotts,- notably that of the "Little Assembly." H can point to the mutual Assistance treaty be\ tween Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, signed the day before the Palestine decision, 1 in which both parties agree to bar the duly-constituted 'UN Balkan Commis-. sion from their territories. All this makes even more glaring two great shortcomings of the UN. There if no real code of law to guide the organization, and there is no meani of enforcing its decisions. These shortcomings, unfortunately,' are very real. And the UI^'s future is not 'occur*' until they are corrected. •1 Round Three Coming Up It may be Philip Murray, and not Harry S. Truman, who will spur the Republican Congress to grant the President's request for authority to put the ceilings back on prices and wage*. Mr. Murray's announcement, calling .for round three of the CIO's postwar demands for more pay, is certainly the signal for more inflation. Such a demand, unlike the demand for higher prices, is something tangible that Congress could move in on. But wage controls without price controls is out of the question, of course. They would be unfair, ineffective, and politically disastrous for those who proposed them. As for price controls without wage controls—we)], we can just skip that on*. There is no need to argue the inflationary and general economic dangers of that course,'or to cite the labor spokesmen who say . it could be i taken safely. It can simply be dismissed with the 'confident statement that the 80th Congress is about as .likely to approve a -set-up like that as it ij to vote for higher income taxes. As things stand at the moment, the majority of congressmen probably don't like controls of any sort. Neither, a matter of principle, do the majority 6f their constituents. Neither does President Truman—if we may assume that'he expressed' his true' feelings when he .spoke out' against them a month b«fote..h'e requested .them from Congress. ->_ But the time may'haye come when most of us are more concerned with the weakened purchasing power of pur dollars than-with abstract ideals of pe rson a ^ freedom. Our guess is that," even though the majority of' Americans v don't like the idea of' peacetime price controls, the CIO won't reap much ill will -if its wage demands force tlie' ceilings on again. Even though round three of wage hikes would ; add more inflationary pressure,; it might hav^e more public support than the first (wo got. It might b« more accurate'to say that industry's resistance to wage de* mands in the fall ofi 1945 and last spring had more public support than. * it likely will receive in the next round. Some sections of industry are stiil saying that _wage increases are. in the *nd, the iple cause of high prices. We don't think: many people believe that * toy more. It doesn't stand to reason that they a« to blame for the steady «K«th-t^nxmth rise in the cost of a »<imb«r «f commodities, particularly food. This time, If Mr. Murray comes out with some accurate and detailed figures on profit increases, instesd of thundering a lump sum of billions and !**ving it hanging In the air, he may huve a more attentive audience. The CIO notice of new wage demands has left Congress with a choice •of three actions. It can do nothing: that Would result In long strikes and losi production, or higher wages and higher labor costs, or most likely both. It can give Mr. Truman the authority '•he wants to reimpose some ceilings. 'Or it can come up with a brand-new plan to lower prices. A brand-new plan doesn't mean voluntary price reductions, either. Those have been asked, and the response has been silence. What is demanded now is quick, effective action. VIEWS OF OTHERS nsults Make for Peace Time w»«, not «o long »go, when »m!ty between governments was measured by the number of urbane greetings and affirmations of '"historic friendship" they exchanged In public. Not any more. Today! the freedom with which. diplomats hurl insult* at the countrtor of their opposite numbers it the reliable assurance that they hav« no really evil intentions. So far from indicating a dangcroufi tension m the relations of Russia with other great powers, the violence with which Messrs. Molotov, vishin- sky,' Oromyko, ct al., denounce the western nations may now be taken to reflect the fundamentally peaceful attitude of their government. Knowing this, both our State Department, and the British Foreign office read of their outbursts at Lake Succc.« or Moscow with hardly a lltlcd, In the proceedings of the . United . Nations the Ruwian purpow Is merely to prevent that body from Interfering too soon with the So'iefj fishlne in troubled waters, where its catch ha» »o far been pretty good. At Moscow Mr, Molotov beaii hU breast to keep the Russian people sub- mlHlvs to the police state a* theu- only chance of national survival in a world .of predatory capitalistic itates. Of cour«e, «n order of government strong in the affection of 1U peopl. would have no occasion -for the billingsgate of diplomacy which has become standard' Russian usage. This IB not to »ay that iin "incident" could not have serioui concquencei 'to Russo-American or Anglo-Russian relations. But to be dangerous an Incident must now be something that happens on the physical, not the oratorical plane. The "blazing indiscretion" of other days has become almost the conversational small change of some we itill call diplomats. —THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. BARBS By HAL COCUKAN X irocer in Missouri has been using the same razor blade for two yenrs. He probably ha»n't flguered out how to get rid of it. • • . ,« A doctor MM beefsteak has no curative value when applied lo. a black eye. Many a beef, baw- eTer, haa oauwd a shiner. • • » •During hunting season, says a game warden, a gun should be loidcd with caution. And a hunter with common sense. • • » A w.tllel u always a nice s ift but Is not needed until several » e tks after Christmas. • • • * Hide the children's Chj-istmas presents with their school books and they art Jess likely to find them. SO THEY SAY If you have got. to try to settle the world on the basis of existing ideology—communism as against capiuiism or some other Ism—you con- not settle H; you will only drive it lo greater trouble.—Ernest Bcvin, British Foreign Secretory. • • » « American automobiles, American furniture. American literature and American clothes ars corrupting the French people—Raymond Boussus, Paris Communist leader. ' • • ' » American consumers cannot pay 1W7 prices on 1935 income and still maintain detent American living standards, nor carry out an elflclent foreign-aid program.—Rep. Arthur a. Klein (D) of New York. ' » • It la my l«sX lo persuade the Americans th«t in'reality the Italian people are tranquil «nd busy.—Premier Alcide de Qaspert of Italy. _ ,-'» • » When European nations want to make » touch, they teel an attack of communism coming on.—Rep. Cliff devenger m> of Ohio. * » • The Russians «re confidently counting on our failure.—Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York. • • • To permit the shipment of machines and insta-umenls essential to the manufacture ot atomic bombs east of the iron curtiin would be to give tway time.-Sen. Bricn McMahon t D) ft Conn. 'Shucks! What Have I Got to Gripe About?' THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11,194T Congress Shows No Enthusiasm Over Truman Anti-Inflation Plans; Eleven Measures Pending WASHINGTON, Eil son Correspondent Dec. 11. (NEA) —President Truman's 10-point an- j li-inimtion program Is bogged down J 111 a confusion of U different bills, for which Congress has practically no enthusiasm whatever. Not even the cabinet officers, left In charge during the President's recent Florida rest, show much enthusiasm,for some parts of the program. Some of this.lukewarm support, miiy be due to the reluctance ot Democratic executives to try to (ell a Republican-dominated Congress what kind of laws it should write. But in other particulars, cabinet 'officiaLi in the executive departments give the impression that the President's proposals won't all work. Department of Agriculture officials say that the rationing ot meat —number cr.e cr::ica! food item in short supply r.ex: year—simply cannot be to work in the United States in peacetime. Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach SRJS it is necessary to have wage controls If price controls are to mean anything. Secretary 01 Commerce Averell Harriman is supposed to be in charge of presenting the President's program lo Congress. There is supposed to be the usual clearance by Bureau of the Budget. But nouody Is really boss In; the Job. Dnriins Kills Uivi.lnl Amulij Departments To keel) every department from stepping on the toes ol every other deportment that ha.s a particular interest in ^particular commodities, er.s the president wants to carry out his Riitl-lnflatlon program has been split up like this: The Federal Reserve Board Is drafting two bills—one is to bring back "Regulation TV," which controlled installment buying In wartime, and the other Is to limit bank loans. The Department ol Agriculture Is drafting four bills—one is intended to regulate speculative trading on commodity exchanges, while a second would encourage conservation practices in the United States. A (hlrd would authorize the Commodity Credit Corporation to opcraie in foreign countries, so as to raise world food production, ana a fourth would permit allocation of grains to essential users—for example, by limiting; use oi wheat by distillers.. No legislation is now being prepared to control marketing of live- sicck anri poultry at weights and grades which represent the most efficient utilization of grain. Secre- First. It draft of must be ready with bill to control prices, European Aid Bill May Ripen Many Congressmen for Colds THE DOCTOR SAYS THE M spin*] bones »re linked together on the sides and buck in | C h.??, PllC % U l f8Shlon ' Wnl1e tne ««• Ibllity of the .pine I. maintained by ligaments «nd muscles and by pad* of cartilage between the verte- fitructuil arrangement per- great deal of bending and motion, »nd the cartilage absorb, blows. But if the spine Is stretched too far, one of the bones win frac- This mlU bump ture. When a aled goes over the rider bends forward from being thrown, and a Jack knifing efect of the spine results If the accident Is followed by" a good deal of pain over the injured area, proper first aid Is Important A patient with a broken back should be carried on a hard surface and on his stomach, to prevent injury to the spinal cord or further bone Injury. The Injured person should not be lifted untif it Is ascertained that he can move his legs or fingers, and he should not be allowed to sit up; it Is best to remove him, on a Utter In an ambulance pita!. Many patients to a well-equipped hos- with fractured spmcs are in shock when first seen By Frederick C. Oihrian (United Presi Staff Correspondent; WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UP) — The time wa« 11 a.m. »nd all over the capitol were posted signs by the Congressional physician warning the law makers against, catching colds. "Keep out of crowded, stuffy, overheated places." the sawbones advtseJ^ in big black type. R The chamoer of the House of Representatives wasn't crowded. Or stuffy. Or overheated, it was so nearly empty that George Maurer. the silver-tongued clerk, had to sound off a quorum call. Forty minutes later he'd drummed up enough customers to get started on the $590,000,000 emergency relief deal for Europe. I was sluing; there on my stool In the press gallery reading "H. H. 4606, « bill to promote world peace and the general welfare, national interest and foreign policy of the United State* by providing aid ,to certain foreign countries," it began. This was fine, well-rounded Phrase, all right, but' my coniidcra- tlon of it was interrupted by th« white-haired Rep. Richard J. Welch of Calif., crying out in anguish: "Mr. Sneaker. Oh; Mr. Speaker!" And what did tne gentleman from Sun Francisco want? and the shock should be treated before anything else. To reduce the usual fractures of the spine, the back is gradually ' hefore sending forced forward by placing the pa- """' tlent on a special bed which can be pumped up under the broken Immediate consideration, said he. of his bill to provide some relief for the Navaio and Ilopl Indians. They're hungry too, he said. And cold. ''This would feed the Indians first :tore sending any money to the socialized governments of Europe?" inQUired a gentleman from Ohio. "Right," snapped Rep. Welch. part, After a week of gradual pres-1 " whanB '" lvent the speaker's gavel..sure the patient is ready for hls! wllnt had happened, anyhow? Con- cast, ' gressman Welch looked confused at first and then happy. H turned I.Mk Before You Coast BODY casts for broken backs are up and when Congress asks for It.'Secretary of Agriculture Anderson says price control of meat will be neces- ANSWER: Yes it will caried high in the front and lower in the back, with the lower margin over the hips. They are usually worn for three months, but thev permit the patient to be about doing light work. Tobogganists ore urged to regular slides from which the bumps have been eliminated, and to look every strange hill ovor before going down. QUESTION: : s there a successful immunization against scnrlet fever in children? out that in the time it took lor Joe ' sary next spring, even though his experts soy meat cannot b« rationed. Commerce Working on Rationing Mealure The second Commerce Job is to be ready with a bill to put consumer rationing In effect on scarce commodities, If the need arises. The President asked for this as a preparedness measure. Third ia the Job of getting an extension and enlargement ol powers Act, lary Anderson believes this can best I &( ' under the Second Decontrol which expire* March 31, 1948. In addition to extending these powers, Commerce now wants authority to control inventories of scarce materials and it wants limited authority to assign priorities on steel, and such other material j which may be found necessary to allocate, after public hearings. New legislation may be needed for these iditional powers. If so, that means and oil, but they are being taken „.„,. - care °t In Department of Com- Rousing Expediter Tighe E. | merce proposals Woods and his staff have drafted This whole legislative program Ihe bill to continue —' —'--'-' beyond Feb. 29, 1948. The Department of Labor has prepared the bill l<i show Congress how wage controls might be put into effect. The Department of rent controls represents a long winter's work by Congress. At present writing, only a few of the measures have any chance of breaking through the congressional ice of Indifference. If prices and wages keep going up, the story may be different. Commerce IN HOLLYWOOD ••••••••••§•••••••••••••••• BV EKSK1NE JOHNSON ' NEA Staff Correspondent By Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — There may be another duel in the sun— between attorneys—when David O. Selznick and Jennifer Jones hear about this. Before Jennifer clicked in "Song of Bcrnadettcr' she was featured under her real name of Phyllis Isley In a western and action series at Republic. The studio is thinking about reissuing both series changing the billing from Phillis Isley to Jennifer Jones. • . * It's Carltlon Young's story about, the daughter ol a rich movie pro- cUicer who was asked, at school to write a story nbout a poor family. Her essay read: "Once upon a time there was a poor family. The mother was poor. The daddy was poor. The children were poor. The butler was pour. The chauffeur was poor. The maid was poor. The gardener was poor. E\crybody was poor." Bcery's BleMlrif When Carol Ann Beery graduates from Beverly Hills high i(cxt June, she'll definitely try for a film cX- rccr, with pop's (Wallace's) bkss- ins. . . . Butch Jenkins' first wish afu-r coming out of the ether (following an operation) was to yell for his collection of white mice. He got them, but two nurses almost had r.crvous breakdowns. . . . Frank Veloz ol the Veloi and Yolanda dance team has demonstrated his versatility again by writing words and music to a new rhnmba, "Cuban Drag." The servant who rolihert the U-uir!tt Mclclon two months Ufa wrote them a letter berating them for not forwarding his null. "I'm astounded at jour careletsnew," he wrote. "The only excuse I can make for you Is thai you do not n<lw my adrtrexs. It Is lh« State Prison, Nevada," * . » HKO wants Billy dc Wolfe, Jimmy Stewart and Barbara Bel Gcd- des for a flashy western. . . . Jackie dio. Paramount, in Paulette God- daid's "Hazard." He's 26, married, doesn't run around with the film crowd and has a fine war record. Now singing mwnet i n town — Frank Morgan, Don Ameche, Frances Langford and Jane Russell. During rehearsals for the Morgan- Ameche air show, they ktddingly warbled some four-part harmony, now want to try it out on a large audience. Five for One Michael Browne, the football heavy in "Spirit of West Point." is the choice of Eddie Cantor's five daughters to play papa on the M,rern. . . . pine and Thomas will produce "Captain China" in color. . . . Sight of the week: Dick Haymes having his hair curled for "Up in Central Park." « . • Six years ago. Dan Duryea came to Holljwood to play the role of Leo in the screen version of Lillian Hellman's piny, "The Lltlle Foxes." It w«s the same role he created on the stage. Now Dan is playing Oscar, the lather ot Leo. in Miss Hellman's sequel, "Another Part of the Forest," at U. I. In case this sounds a bit confusing, blame It on Miss Hcllman, who decided that her sequel to "The Lime pnxes" should take place a generation earlier than the original play. M,r. ., a™ T W ago, li b NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Mrs. Geo. Smith. 101 East Ash Street, has made application to repair one room in her home located on Lot 10, Block 21. Blythe Second Addition to the City of Blythevllle, Arkansas. Said room to be used as a beauty shop. Anv protest should b« in writing and filed in the office of the city c!*rk. JOE CARNEY. City Engineer In China. SOOO years ago, ground -J • . , i , '" .'» > >lc 'V rrs *> '"°"'« hn "« *«re considered . cure at his old stu- '/or b*ldn«M. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Open Longest Suit In N.T. Defense B.v William E. McKennej- Written for NEA Servic« Amcrica'« Card Authority Unless there is a good reason for deviating, the lead against a; no trump contract should b« j from your longest suit. That is, unless your partner has bid another suit, In which case you lead his suit. Or If one of the defenders has bid your longest suit and you therefore deem it inadvisable to lead It. The purpose of lending from your longest suit Is of course that you hope to develop winner* out not the sore throat, of scarlet fever It requires five injections, and some of them may be /olfoived by a reaction. Consult your physician. Martin's mahogany hammer to crash onto his white marble sound^ Ing block, the House of Represent:* , fives had voted (without actually saying' u word) to spend $2,000,000 feeding the Indians. I Then it look up feeding Europeans, use j T j, e C h[, mn( , r was crowded now and (you can take this any way you •' want! a little stuffy. Soon It. also became overheated because of all ' the gentleman burned up over fertilizer. Rep. Thomas G. Abernathy of Okolona, Miss., wanted to amend the bill prohibiting the shipment of 15 Years Ago In Blytheville— Mrs. O. P. Moss and Mrs. J. A. Leech spent yesterday in Memphis Jack Applcbaum, who has been m of pneumonia, U now much improved. *" ' . thersville. International Harvester Hikes Prices as Cot Fails nee. u <UPI— The Harvester Co., which CHICAGO, International reduced Its prices nine months ago in order to combat Inflation, announced yesterday that the plan was a failure and that it would hike prices on most Hems to two-tenths queen of spades — a safer lead — declarer would have encountered no difficulty in fulfilling his contract. Had South been the declarer at a suit contract. West's proper opening lead would have been the spade queen. In leading a small diamond against three no trump West stood an excellent chance of taking four diamond tricks. B v leading a spade instead, west would merely be temporizing, hoping that East would lead through South s marked king of diamonds, which would give West two diamond tricks- The diamond lead unquestionably stood a better chance of defeatiijR the three no trump contract than did the spade lead. any fertilizer to Europe so long there wasn't enough for American farmers. You never did hear such shouting, nor see such fist waving. I had a leisurely lunch about then (fried flounder, 65 cents) and when I got back the boys still were arguing about fertilizer. Some said we were robbing our own farmers; othern claimed that Europe never could feed itself xmless it got some nitrogen to sprinkle on its starved fields. "And I wish our foreign affairs committee wn.s ns much domesttf as they are foreign." cried Rep. Robert P. Rich of Wooliich, Pa. "I thought we were called here to take care of the Immediate needs of the starving- in Europe and to bring our ownfj prices down. Now look . . ." A lady in red in the gallery applauded. A' dozen Congressmen tried lo interrupt the gentleman from Pennsylvania. He Ignored 'em all. Why, he demanded, should we send coal to Francs when the French coal miners are on strike? "And this State Department of ours," he shouted. "We ought to discard the whole doggone bunch." And so on. The fertilizer amendment was voted down eventually, but the place was exactly what Ihrt doctor didn't order. Crowded. Stuffy, Overheated. I predict there'll be many cold In Congress before Europe gets its millions. of one per cent higher than they were nt the time of the reduction. John L. McCaffrey, president of the company, said that Increased costs of material.;, wages and transportation had made the price boosts necessary. He said that prices on some items would stay the same and that th» Increases were not uniform. Sunken Ships Final figures on merchant ships lost during World Wer II show that a fleet equal to nearly threfA fourths of our prewar merchaiW marine went to the bottom. * A4» . VAKtl «K10» + Q9C Lcwon Hand—Both vui. S«rth West N*cMi E**t 1N.T. PM 3N.T. Pax Opening— • « li of your small cards In that suit. In most cases, even though you have a lead in a shorter suit that appears lo be safer and more normal. 1 you will find that it Is winning policy to lead from your longest suit. In today's hand, with West's opening of the diamond six, de- clurer could take no more than eight tricks. When Bust obtained the lead with the king of ciubs, he returned a diamond, and West. ran four diamonds to defeat the contract. Had Wort elected >o open Hi« Movie Queen VERTICAL I Human 9 Covered street of shopf S Legal point 4 Indian armv fab 1 B Arabian gull 8 Emporium 7 Shield bearing 8 Norwegian HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured «ctrea« 12 Mountain nymph 13 Asiatic wild sheep 14 Circle parti 15 Nobleman U Native of Denmark 19 Greenland Eskimo 20 Foot par! 2 2 Promissory notes (ab.^ 23 Loaded 25 Desert garden « WhiJt spot 18 Worm 27 For fear thai 28 En treaty 2» Knight of th« Elephant (ab.l 30 Not* in Guide's scale 31 She is a mo\1e &U21UIM4 20 Detains in port 38 Scottish river 21 She is » 41 Man'j nam« 42 Type of molding 43 Of the thing 44 Italian city 9Small child -• — • 10 Expire U Flower Be indisposed 34 Smudges 3! Colonize 36 Sun 33 Not as much 38 Contumely 37 Provided with weapon i 38 Sphere 40 Scorekeepcr 45 Summer (Fr.l 4C Hawaiian wrtetht 4BE:-lJ 4> Appraise 50 Al) 51 Whir) 54 Sewing toot 55Expunjr of sandy drift 26 Change 31 She is a 47Sainte (ab.) actresj 49 Narrow inlet 32 Kind of tabby 51 Hypothetical | "'" ' structural unit! S3 Western ! Reserve (ab.) ! 1

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