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fAQS SDC BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1947 THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NE.WS TUB OOOUBt NZW> 00. . B.'w, HAJMBC. Pttbtttur JAMM L. VXRHOEFF, Editor MDL D. HU1UN, AdVcrtUlIW •ob Ktttootl Adv«itteiiJ« RtpreaenUUm: Wtllto* Winner Co. New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Ifemphli. PubUabad Enrjr Afternoon except Sunday BDtend M wednd elaM matter at the pott- offic* at BlythevUk, Arkatuaa, under act ot Con- Octoter «,,!»". Served by tct United Preai SUBSCRIPTION RATES: B) curler In the city bl Blythevllle of mnj suburban town where carrier eervlce to maintained, 30c per week, or tec per month. »e»r $200 for sl« montlis, 11.00 for three monthi; by m»ii outside SO mil* tone, «10.00 per rear payable In advance. Meditation They are all plain to him that underslandeth, and right to them th«' find knowledge.— Proverbs 8:9. Oar knowledge itrenrth.—Sou they. our power, and God ow Stability It has cheered us to learn that even in England, sorely beset as she may be, there are still some things that are permanent and unaltered by war. For instance, a British travel agency recently asked several hundred American visitors what comments they had to make on their first postwar visit ot the country.. It reports that the Americans complained about only two things: the English climate and that ' witch's brew which the English call coffee. ..-.,,:. Wrath," "CroMftri," "Gmtlnnui'B.. Agreement" and §om« of th« prewar Frank Capra picture*. There haven't been many. But there hav« be«n enough to show that real problem* of a real society can be entertaining dramatic material. Now the chances are slim of anyone'* making .such filmi very soon. The threat of political censorship has worked about as well as the real thing. Hollywood will watch its step. It's easy to blame Hollywood for a lack of courage, but when courage threatens livelihood, a touch of prudence i» pardonable. The fault is the misguided zeal of the would-be censors. VIEWS OF OTHERS More Wraps on the Movies The big chiefs of moviedom plainly had tha daylights scared out, of them by uie House Un-American Ac. tivities Committee hearings on Holly- •wopd communism. So.it is easy to believe the report that, for some time to come, Hollywood's output is going to be more bland and harmless than ever. • A tip-off on the big chiefs' atUUde was their announcement that the 10 writers and directors, cited by the House for contempt, would be discharged or suspended. They also said that Comniunists would be refused employment henceforth. At the same time, they declared that the movie industry had never made any pictures that were "subversive or un-American." That last claim has not been seriously challenged. The Un-American Activities group has threatened to produce films that show tjie insidious Red j. -influence at work, but it hasn't deliver' ed. If the members can find Communist propaganda in any Holly wood v movie they will be performing suite a feat. Movie audiences and movie reviewers have failed to find it and complain about it. If there is any propaganda, it .is go subtle that American pictures are still banned from Russia as instruments of 'capitalism and imperialism. But word comes that the big studios, besides screening the politics of prospective employes, are going to dodge any subjects that have "social significance." One Hollywood reporter writes that the decision has even hit four scripts that had congressmen in the cast of characters. Three, which treated their congressional characters critically or lightly, have boon shelved. In the fourth, the lawmaker was chang : ed into an ambassador. Like it or not. that attitude isn't, hard to understand. The movie-makers already are fenced in by many restrictions—some of which were badly needed when they were introduced. These restrictions are imposed by the industry itself and by outsiders. They have to do with language, i.dres5, situations, and what not. That's plenty, to worry about. Now Hollywood's output may i ' ' also be screened for "subversion" by a congressional committee whose collective .views are, shall we say, a little right ,of center. The movie-makers know they have one sure defense for such a threat, They can stick to boy-gets-girl. That is a pity, for the movies have a great potential power to help their audiences become better citizens of this country and the world. That power P isn't often used, which makes us be- L lieve that x greater threat to Holly- IL"' »ood than communism is the/negative [({' belief that any picture is OK as long U'C ** Jt ™»fc«s money and dosen't offend L< anybody. p|; " Occasionally, some produced de- H>^ ( parts from that formula. Then we get !&•;, wck film* M "Fury," "Thi Grap«i of We Can Still Saver Ourselves if We Want to Patience at London We are grateful that the Foreign Minister! fathered at London appear to be awar« that tlie diplomatist's role 'differs from the aoldier'i. The diplomat must operate on the basil that It la never too late for peaceful settlement; the, •oldler on the basis that the time for talking has passed. At London, Messrs. BevU, Bidault, Molotov and Marshall seem to be genuinely ' striving to keep, negotiations alive. Th« atmosphere is much better than at Mo«cow last spring. Mr. Molotov felt compelled to make a sharp propaganda speech, bub that wai passed off as an accepted formality. Bach side has made some concessions, and each seems to •ense the dangers of a take-it-or-leave-it attitude. This is well, a'jid .might well be noted by Americans who have a simple solution for the German problem— "Just tell Moscow where to get off." For a time this school of opinion wai advocating a separate peace with Germany. Since it has become clearer that such a move would start the Germans bidding for Russian aid the separate-peace plea 'has .been muted.' But now we hear that unless Russia is ready to come to terms Britain and the United Slates will simply go ahead to rehabilitate western Germany. The western democracies are prepared to go ahead alone In case of a deadlock. Tills fact may make ' Moscow more willing to agree on peace treaties for Austria and Germany. But Britain and America will be issuing no ulti- mata. For "going ahead alone" to restore economic health In Western Germany Is much easier 1 to say than to do. It has been too widely assumed that it woi' 1-l only be necessary to stop the dismantling of German Industrial plants and "let Germany revive." It has been estimated that the Brilsh niid American zones of Germany — now called "Bizonla" — would be able lo play a major role under the Marshall Plan. One figure has export* from this area increasing from $277,000,000 thli year to 12,000,000,000 by 1352 and contributing vitally to Europe's recovery. Formerly Blzlnla got food and raw materials from eastern Germany and eastern Europe — both now controlled by Russia. Indeed, 30 per cent of western Germany's trade was with the Russian zone of Germany. Recently the British and American military authorities In Germany made trade agreements with six countries -behind the "Iron Curtain." This was a realistic attempt to obtain needed supplies such u food, lumber, coal and potash. Moreover, the calculations for the revival of western Europe under the Marshall Plan assume that considerable quantltle* of such commodities will' come from Soviet-controlled 9Ountrlcs. Much of western Europe's economic distress today has been caused by the drawing of the Iron Curtain. Let no one now recklessly draw it tighter or assume that Europe can be divided into trade-tight compartments and recover. Let no one lightly propose to break off all negotiations with Russia and commit eastern Europe to outer darkness. We hope the diplomats at London will bring Russia to a more reasonable position, but in any case that they will proceed the basis that peaceful settlement U still Government Official Put on Hot Spot for Speculating in Grain By Frederick C. Oihman WASHINGTON, Dec. 15. (Up) — Ordinarily I don't pity multt-mil- llonalre oil operators, But poor old Ed Pauley was on a hotter spot thun even the high- grade engine oil he peddles to motorists In Los Angeles. No matter what he said, he was bound to in- ., suit somebody of Importance. (t A couple of days ago, you remember, Harold Stassen said Ed waa one of those grain gamblers the government charges with profiting on human misery. Harold said this wa» particularly bad because Ed also was a government official. This made Ed sore. He Issued • statement saying he didn't see why he ought to discuss his private affairs with every Tom, Dick, and Harold. That, as it turned out, was his mistake. He «oon found himself discussing it—and In detail—with Homer, Styles. Milton, William, Elmer, John, Joe, and a few other members of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The hearing room, with Its four corn-led cupids peering nakedly from the ceiling, was Jammed to suffocation when the Jut-Jawed Pauley shed his overcoat, doffed his hat. and revealed a kewpie-doll tuft of hair in the middle of his victims j of asthma. And favorable results I ing in the grain markets for years, have been reported from penicillin " inhalations for certain patients with chronic sinus infections and abscesses of the lungs. There is a condition also !n vhlcli the bronchi, which are the breathing tube.? leading into the lungs, became diseased and enlarged developing into a condition called bronchiectasis. In advanced . cases of bronchiectasis, surgery has I about 200,000 bushels of corn, 300,- bcen a successful form of treat-1 000 bushels of oats, 300,000 pounds THE ! DOCTOR-SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Senie« Practically everyone know, that penicillin, while not a "miracle" drug, Is extremely useful In cer- aln kinds of Infection*. Pelclllln s «n extract of a common mold. ,i ... lhe P° wer of interfering with the growth and multiplication of certain germs both Irulde and outilde the human body. One of the most Interesting uses to which penicillin has been put Is igainst certain Infections Involving the breathing apparatus — the respiratory system. In aome of these cases It has been given, not by the usual Injection through a needle, but by putting It Into solution and spraying it or by opting it in powder form and blowing It Into the mouth and nose. Inhaled penicillin Is of doubtful or no value for tuberculosis, pneumonia, and some of the ojher infections of the lungs or breathing apparatus. It has been used successfully, however, In some patients with bronchitis caused by germg and infections. It Is of value for some bald spot. s i Yup, he said, he'd been invests ing in the grain markets for years. He .owned some futures when he was President Truman's special ambassador-at-large on. reparations problems abroad. He still owned some last September when he was appointed special assistant. to the secretary of the Army. Just what did he own? Pauley scratched his head. He said he guessed he must have had Administration and Republicans Playing Fast Game of Politics With High Prices as Target WASHINGTON, DEC. 15 Republican strategy In dealing wltn the President's anti-Inflation pro- grant Is to criticize the Democrats . for everything they do and every[ thing they don't do, whether it makes sense or not. Blame them for the existence of :oday's high prices, and view with alarm all proposals to put on con- ls to keep 'em riov . Criticise ;he administration for not using all the powers it has, ami bawl it out if it asXs for more powers. Censure every one of tl~ ? specific requests, and President's find fault because they are too with them vague. In fighter's parlance, this is known as giving them the old one-two. Feint with the left and sock with tlie right. The Democratic defense lends itself to this attack. Knowing that price, rationing and wage controls are unpopular, the administration has been feeling its way. The result Is that, before Senator Taft's Joint Economic Committee and Rep. Jesse Wolcott's House Banking and Currency Committee, Democratic spokesmen have given the Impreslon that the Truman administration Is far from sure of what It wants. There Is no sign that the administration is preparing omnibus bill to carry out all Truman's 10 points. So Taft says the proposals are not made In good faith, and Wolcott says he never heard such vague testimony. Leaden All Fulling Separately AS a matter of fact, the' Truman administration does not seem to be pulling together on this program. Senator Tobey's Banking Committee has been given conflicting testimony on how credit controls should be handled. Secretary of Agriculture Anderson has had to back away from the proposed livestock market- Ing controls. Secretary of Commerce Harriman has not given a clear picture of what commodities he wants to control, or how. And Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach indicates that wage ceilings can probably be handled by voluntary means, though he'd like controls just in case. This uncertain approach enables Republicans to say that the Democrats pust want to get a control font in the door so they can muscle in later to regiment the economy. Again the old one-two. Part of the trouble seems to be that the job of fighting Inflation has been scattered all over town Instead of one department being I put in charge of economic stabillza-! tlon, there are five. Agriculture, is planning for grain and meat controls, Commerce for steel and such stuff, Federal Reserve for credit control, Treasury will put on the savings bond drive, and Labor will put on wage ceilings, if any. ment. More Research sart of the Truman program. All :I ra f U are now very ten tat i ve. They-'re being kept top secret until the administration has a better idea of what Congress will go for. Political Shadow-Boxing Like 1941 ALL this monkeying around and political shadow-boxing is reminiscent of 1941. Everybody was then talking about selective price control and taking things easy, as they came, which didn't do any good. It wasn't until they started to get tough about high prices, with a hold- the-line order and a real stabilization act, that they be'gan to get results. There is, of course, a marked difference of opinion as to whether further inflation in 1948 offers any danger. Taft says higher prices would be preferable to controls. The National Association of Manufacturers says controls would be a club in the closet to whack business over the head. Truman wants some controls made feady. He may nob use them, he says, but he'd like to have them available in case inflation' gets any worse. It Is steadily getting no bet- Penicillin, however, in the foi-m of a spray or possibly fine powder will prevent the disease for advancing in some cases. This may make surgery unnecessary, at least In some cases. Work is still going on to perfect the methods of using penicillin solutions or powders by inhalation. There are now several ways of producing a fine spray which can be breathed down. Also investigations are being conducted as to what conditions are best suited to this type of j treatment. Many good results {have already been recorded. However, it is still too soon to know definitely in advance which patients will be benefited by this type of treatment and which will Perhaps this split-up is politically wise, since Congress left OPA's functions thus scattered by the Second Decontrol Act it passed last not 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — of cotton-seed oil, 500,000 pounds of lard and he didn't, know how many bales of hides. But, said he, he sold nearly whole works because Secretary Kenneth Royal ol the Army told him to. And that cost him, he continued, ?IOO,000 In money he would have made if he could have hung on a little longer. Chairman Styles Bridges quoted Attorney Central Tom Clark about grain speculators gambling on human misery. And Sen. Milton R. Youtig of N. D. demanded to know who would have paid Pauley $100,000 if he'd waited until prices got still higher. "There's always somebody who thinks his judgment is better thr.n yours," Pauley growled. "He takes the loss." ter. If experience in two world wars proves anything, It Is that the only way to regulate wages and prices is to regulate wages and prices, peri- _. , _ __ ocl. This is the idea that Bernard er. Also, knowing hwo unpopu- I M. Baruch has tried to sell in both lar OPA was, the Democrats may! wars, ami never gotten across. Slap not wanted to hint that they might I on a ceiling. Not as of next April bring It back. Anyway, each of | when inflation may be worse, but these outfits has been fooling around i as of yesterday. Then hold that Un» with ot bllls to carr V out its and 1 uil Playing politics. 'on possible. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR BARBS BJ HAL COCHRAN Some bin* have coal—others haven't, once it's the has bin that's slttinf pretty. For Elevator operators In a Kantas town struck. We can think of other npll(ler« w«'d rather M« walk out. • • • Men nt a western college have btcn taking nursemaid Jobs. The coeds might start »toktng • fraternity house lurnnces. • • * A health expert says lhe be«t place lo kl» a irlrl Hi «n her phototraph. We emn't plclur* ..that « • '• We'll soon be looking for the best cure lor one of the worn ullments-'shovelltls, Ikt \-\C\\ 1 VWnriri BY ERSKINE JOHNSON 1 IN NULL T YVLAJU NEA N SUff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, D . 15 (NEA) — There's one less, Al Cftnonc Ii!m today. Film Producer Martin Mooncy writes me: "Some time ago, 1 sank a lot of money. . . In buying a % screenplay 'King of the Underworld' . . the career of . . . Al Capone. Just prior to the recent attempt of certain people to pick up a cargo of lettuce through exploiting the Capone saga, I arranged the finances for my picture. The money is still in a bank. T have . an option from a major distributor to handle the films exhibition. Then your campaign against the Capone story got underway and I began to think beyond the box-office. "Believe it or not, Erskine, there really are some things in life and in Hollywood that actually transcend making money. Chief among these Is, HA you so aptly pointed out in a recent column, the debt which the film industry owes the public. Shames Industry "MAKING a film in defiance of the production code can be lucrative and not too risky, but... Jt can't r scape heaping nhame upon the in- and with muny tears. Just before Ginger was ready to take her second riusband. Lew Ayrcs, a fan magazine writer was talking to Ginger and her mother, Lela Rogers, about the wedding, prior to doing a story about it. "I hope," sighed Mama Rogers, "that you write u very nice story. After all this Is the first GOOD mariage Ginger has e\cr had." Sam Wanamnker, who was Ingrid Bergman's leading man In 'Joan of Lorrtilne" on Broadway, will i'nnke his permanent home here. He clicks big in "Tisa." . . . Fred MacMurrny's cattle Braising farm, near San Francisco, will gross nertr- y $200,000 this year,. . , Robert Walter 1» carrying a torch again for Florence Pritchard, the ex-Powers model, now in the east, Miners And Legionnaires TWO more film cycles coming up. Every studio In town has a gold- mining story In the works, starlet t>y Harry Sherman's "Tennessee's Partner." On the theory, I guess, that if they can't get gold at the box-office, they'll dig it out of the ground. The other is a series of Foreig McKENNEY ON BRIDGE *>..«;>.>.>>:>>:>,>;>;£^o!!«!>^*!!*^!*;£ i By William E. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Harry Feinberg, formerly c Cleveland and a well-known Li Master of the middle west, hr moved to New York and is now charge of tlir card room at tl New York Bttrtge Whist Ciu Once In a while he has a clian *984 ¥75432 • AQ4 *96 * A7 ' ..- ' »Q 10!>2 VAI08 ." , »KQJ9 • None w t « + AQJ8 $ • J« 5432 Dealer * K 7 Felnberu *K J63 »None » K 10 987532 + 10 Rubber — E-W vrrt. Sen. Homer Ferguson of Mich, took over the Questioning then and that's when Pauley's sciuirmings on the hot seat were piteous to behold. The senator read President Truman's statement. about gamblers turning grain prices into a football. He. read Secretary of Agriculture ' ' | Clinton Anderson's speech about Roy Waters who has been sen- ' ' he big-shots who were In the mar- 1 —• - • i ket and for good measure he read Attorney General Tom Clark's references to the speculators in hu- < man misery. ' . Was Pauley one of these speculators? He said he certainly was not. He said grain traders were necessary to the economy of the nation. H« said that some political parties and presidential candidates had the facts all cockeyed in their loose charges about speculation raising prices. "Who do you mean?" asked the Senator, blandly. "President Truman?" "No," snapped Pauley. "I mean Harold Stassen." So again Sen. Ferguson read Mr. Truman's statement about grain gamblers? The president couldn't have meant him, because he was an investor. More later on this, much more; Pauley is a leading Democrat. His inquisitors, every one, are Republicans. ously 111' for four weeks Is now 1m- j proving. J. A. Waterman is attending to business In Little Rock. W. B. Tanner is attending to business in Memphis today. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Chnpin leave tomorrow for Caruthersville where they will make their home. Twenty-five thousand Hindus are included in the population - of Jamaica, in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba. bad, but the results turned out very badly for him. West's ace of clubs held and he continued with the club queen, which Feinberg ruffed. A small diamond was led to dummy's queen, and the nine of spades came back. You can see that it made no difference whether East covered with the ten or not. If he did not cover Feinberg would .let it ride, West would be forced to win, a heart would be trumped by declarer, the dummy's ace, and the lead of th« second round of diamonds led to eight of spades would leave East helpless. If he covered with the ten this time, Feinberg would win with the I jack, cash the king of spades and ] ruff his last spade in dummy, thus making five-odd on a. hand at •n-hich East and West eould make seven hearts. Seven clubs could of be defeated with by North. a heart opening Postmen Clawed MILWAUKEE CUP)— Postmaster John A. Fleissncr would like an amendment to the postal laws. Regulations say carriers do not have to deliver mail to homes where there are vicious dogs, but there'* no claxise including clawing cats. Two carriers recently were attacked by cats. Sigma Delta Chi, a men's pro-'j fessionalism journalistic fraternity,' has more than 12,000 members. SO THEY SAY Farmers who try to read the Federal Register, formal government publication, would never need crop Insurance for they would never gel lime to plant any crops.—Rooert H. Jackson, associate ju*tnc, Supr«n* Court. faith and feels fuel to the fires that Lc Eion pictures, started by a nation would destroy free expression and ?' "™* ftrtl <^' The , 1th "^ ht £?% free art home to producers that they hadn t "It Is for this reason thai I have h ad R Legion story for several years. decided to abandon the production Three days after the art.c e appear- of any fi.m based upon the Capone .W g^&^J^ "Keep up your good work, Your ~'^"Le^ch Ic play the lead In a field of top men headed by Burt Lancaster and Edmond O'Brien. * • * Despite her good performance In the recent "Abie's Irish Rose," DkK Haymcs' wife, Jonna Dm, is turning down all long-term contract offers She wants to do a film occasionally, but her principal role will be Mrs. Dick Haymes. antt-Capone campaign achlcv 1 wonderful results in behalf of the film Industry and the public. Thanks again for your contribution for R better Hollywood ivnB relegating the Capone story to where It always belonged." And how about you, Mr.Joseph I. Breen, who will noon "review" >nur taboo of the proponed Capone film after change* you Buf- KeMed have been made? Jack Pepper's current singing engagement at a Hollywood bistro rc- mlnd.i me of Ginger Rogers. Jack was her first husband, but the mar-1 the 'earth having rlace went on Uie rockt quickly 337 miles greater. South West Kcrth Eaet 4 e 5 * Pass Pass 5 » Pass Pan Double Opening—* A The planet Venus snd the earth to sit In, and he says they havi plenty of fireworks at, the club. I rathtr like i Felnberg's pre eruptive bid of four diamonds 01 todaV's hand. It certainly Inter fcred with West. Nevertheless Wes did come up with a good bid, flv clubs. Now would you have bid six o seven clubs with the East hand Remember that this was rubbe bridge, and East-West were vul nerable. , After some study East decide against bidding more clubs, an Feinberg bid five diamonds. West pass left It entirely up to Eas Actress HORIZONTAL I,* Pictured actress 8 Unhappy 11 Grade ' 12 One-spots 13 Image 15 Either IS Story-teller 19 Ancnt 20 Boy 3 Number 4 Missile 5 Land measure 6 Approach 7 Italian town 8 Courtesy title 9 Advertisement (ab.) 10 She formerly 23 Times of year 40 Doctor (ab.) was married 25 Journeys 4t Leave out to Tommy 26 Voice (comb. 42 Dreadful ', form) 22 Metric meters u She has played 28 Placed almost Identical twins in siw, who made the mistake of doubling diameter only j rather than continuing In clubs. I Hi* judgment wai not necessarily I 23 Compass point many 24 Redact 14 Ogles 26 Equal 17 While 27 Burns 18 Bone 29 Vehicles 21 Provincial 30 Prevaricate speech 31 Dawn goddess 32 Proficient 34 Man's name 37 Pouches 38 Alone 39 Be seated 40 Shapes 46 Total 47 Comparative suffix 48 She has many 50 Manganese (symbol) 51 Ego 51 Flower 54 Mountains 56 Negative word 57 Canvas shelter 58 Existed VERTICAL 1 Procession 2 Near 29 Observe 32 Donkeys 33 Manchurian seaport 35 Bunches 36 Sacred songs 43 Ireland 44 For fear thai 45 Senior (ab.) 48 At the stern (naut.) 49 Cutting tool 52 Behold! 55 Note of seal*

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