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PAGE FOUR ' BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1947 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB OOUUEB raws oo. H W HAJNES. PuMltber ,. JAIUS U VERHOEPF Editor FAOL D HUMAN, Advertisln* Manager Soil National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Winner'Co, New Vork, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mailer at the post- office at Blytbevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October ». 1917. no doubt, tlie recording of music will . be revived. 'Phooey! That'd Mean I'd Hafta Change Clothes! Served by the United Preii "~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BT carnei In the city ol Blylhevllle or anj '»uburba-.i town where carrlei service la main- Ulned, 20c per week, or 85c per month Bv rnall within a radius ol 50 miles, M.OO per tear 1200 for six months, $1.00 for three month.; by mailoutside 50 mile zone, 110.00 per year payable In advance. Unpopularity Contest A budding political movement seems to have been nipped by the wintry frosts. The results may be seen in several resignations by officers of the Progressive Citizens of America and union threats of withdrawal from (he American Labor Parly. These actions leave only one question unanswered: Which is the more shocking to some of our leading progressives, the idea of a third party or the idea of Henry Wallace at the head ,,of it? Meditation Treat everyone with respect, Love the brotherhood. be reverent to God, respect the emperor. —I Peter 2:11. '••'•• -, • » • H you cannot respect a man, it still will do him or you no harm to treat him as rcspcct- iully as H he merited your respect. VIEWS OF OTHERS |V For Future Records The great man has spoken. "We are never going to make records ajjiiin : —ever," he said. "I want you lo emphasize the word 'never.' " James Caesar Pelrillo wan talking about the contract between his union '-of musicians and the recording com- 'panies, which expires Dec. 31. Some '•: weeks ago Mr. Petrillo said that the contract would not be renewed. It was thought then thai the great mogul of .the music-makers was just peeved at : the Taft-Hartley Law, which prevents him from having exclusive control of the millions in record royalties that the union collects. But now Mr. Petrillo says that even if . the law is repealed and the record companies increase their royalties it ' will do no good. The great man is good and mad! So "we" are never going to ; make records again.. He isn't worried about royalties, anyway. For he says he will collect on .all records made in the rush to beat ' the deadline since he issued his ulli- .,• matum. Several years' supply of both popular and classical music is reported cto ,have}been ,t>ut;on was 5 .? during -the ' rush. Mr. Petrillo 1 estimates that its sale may bring in as much as $10,•••.J r 000,000 in royalties. •.••u' We "Suspect Unit Mr. Petrillo may i 5 not he as stubborn as he seems. But if i - he really means no more records, he ! can probably make his ban stick. The ! recording industry is not "essential," " so Jiis musicians can't be forced to i work for it. 1 This must give Mr. Petrillo's sense i of self-importance a tremendous boost. 1 He can make worthless a big invesl- ' ment in plants and equipment. He can j cause considerable unemployment by J wiping out a whole complicated line of J . work. He can throttle research iu sound recording, just when developments in the electronics field promised some in» teresting improvements. J Mr. Petrillo can also do some of his J ..ountrymen a disservice in a way that ; possibly is beyond His comprehension. ; . There happen to he man people who •> feel that their lives would be poorer j without the enjoyment of good music. < Yet they cannot often hear fine artists • in person because their budgets are • slender or because they live too far « from the cities that those artists visit. J Recorded music fills a real need for ' them. Even those who have the means ! and opportunity for concert-going find records a special joy. But Mr. Petrillo is not a uutsic- lover. He considers one musician about the same as another as long as both pay their dues. So, if he has his way, great artists yet unknown will remain unknown to thousands of Americans, and great compositions yet unwritten will remain unheard by them. Unless those artists avoid America—where they must join the union in order to appear with union musicians—and record elsewhere, Mr. Petrillo will have ;them stymied. Against this loss will be the gain that every 9-by-12 night club and high school get-together will have to hire live musicians if they want music. But Mr. Petrillo has overlooked one thing when he says "We are never going to make records again." The oversight is understandable in the great man's case. But the fact remains that even he is mortal. So thfe day may come when "we" is not an abbreviation for the personal opinions and am- bitioM of Jwne* Caesar Petrillo, Then, Citizens Would Better Wake Up Amcticnn government has swung far away from Its original and designed purpose. It was created '"to secure the blessings ol liberty"; to protect the citizen's freedom of speech, religion and action; to give him a fair competitive chance In life; and to salegunid his person and Ills property. But government has become a device by which pressure groups, and even our public em- ployes, mulct the citizens of huge sums in tax money, which arc spent, not primarily for tlie public welfare, but for Use advantage of Ihc pressxire groups and the olflcials. To this we have come by constantly piling new services onto government. Each .group thus benefited wants more and more tax revenue. And the army of public employes which collects and spends the money Is, with some exceptions, far more concerned over its jobs, its own personal prosperity, than for the citizens of the nation's welfare. This perversion of (lie American system ot government has run riot in Washington in recent years. Anil from Washington It has spread to the stales and local government. Here In Arkansas It has nmdc u flourishing growth. Our (axes, stale and locul, have gone up and up. at the behest, not ol the citizen, but ol tlie pressure groups and politicians. They are the power aniong us today. The citizen speaks with a whisper—and pays the mounting bills. Just as a fc\v glaring examples, \ve sec county anri municipal officials going lo the stMu lor huge annual grants of revenue—over eight million dollars for 1947-48 fiscal year—while local proi>erly taxes have shriveled. Now we see a group of county Judges suing tlie stale for one , and ouc-haH millions of its highway fund. In our city government, we have a retirement system for police and firemen which pensions off experienced men after 20 years—often In their prime, lo lake another Job. We have a civil service set-up lor these workers \vlnch is virtually a government of their own Independent of the city government. We have a law put through by the firemen of the slate which reduces their hours, and will cost the taxpayers substantially more for firemen, to maintain an effective force. No end of examples could be cited. They are a dramatic warning to the cillzen. He is going lo rue it if he dosen't lake a livelier interest in electing officials who \vill truly and faiUilully slaiul for tlie public interest. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. Christmas Lull Moves Ottoman To Wipe Out a Few 7947 Insults By Frederick C. Othman ond -string bureaucrat. Thus giv- . United Prew Staff Correspondent) ling me a chance to beg the pardons -WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UP)— (of all the people I've Insulted this 'Twas the second day after Christ- > year. Stand 'em end to end and they make a lot of angry radio gents, butchers, fountain pen makers, automobile designers, and ladies. Particularly ladles. I guess I bear the jnliappy distinction of having more mas and all through the capital nothing was stirring, not even a sec THE DOCTOR SAYS •7 Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service Dandruff, which Is also called females sore at me than old H. 0. Living, himself. nj The new look did it. To me h. looked all right. I said so and whooic. The ladies have been writ- dry seborrhea. or seborr-hea sicca, ls ! i n g" n , e scurrilous notes, sending scalp but can i me blttcr telegrams, and calling In of^the body. j pm(m ever s mce. They claim I a hole in the head, am In the pay of the dressmakers, suffer from astigmatism, and deserve some arsenic In my oatmeal. I thought they'd get over their peeve, but they seem to be growing madder by the day. Every time skirts drop another Inch, I get another deluge of mail from females who seem to think its my fault- Ladies, I love you every one. No matter how short the skirt, or knobby the knee. Others who have suffered at the typewriter of Othmati mostly are men. They're not angry so much as hurt. Like the butchers of Amer- or gray scales, which are shed reely whenever the hair Is brushed or disturbed. Slight itching Is requent. The condition occurs about equally In both sexes, A family endency to dandruff Is recognized and Is often associated with early baldness. A definite causative germ or other living organism has not been discovered, though there Is much to suggest that some kind of infection may be at fault, at least In some cases. It may follow either acute Infections iiausting diseases. or chronic ex- more' £rio£ 'd^iSWthe Sta. j dl ? a piece'.bout brother Dick Eick- ternaYt^ures'Zl^t^ £ | ^e,, s Te°fste'ak. f« 2 9 cents i plications, iron is advisable when P° und ' Hls competitors said I was anemia is present; cathartics may crazy or a prevaricator, or both, be needed It there Is constipation. ' Poor brother Dick's been busy ever Sometimes people with dandruff I smce explaining to other reporter, are benefited by taking arsenic - how he manages to sell meat at preparations, cod liver oil, tonics ' prewar prices. and nutritious food. Open air exer- ' One of my most unfortunate excises and sunlight are often help- ! pericnces of the year was when I TOU 1 bought one of those new-fangled SCALES REMOVED frequency modulation radios. It The local treatment of dandruff ' wouldn't work until I bought a spe- Involves first tlie removal of the ' cial aerial. Every time I wanted to crusts and accumulated fatty ma- change stations I had to climb on National Association oi Manufacturers Lauded For Drive to Get More Houses at Reduced Costs right to the root of the reasons for i velopment of repetitive operations to much high cost housing. | and greater use of power tools and There are too many restrictions mechanized methods In increase the against construction at reasonable productivity of individual' work- cost, written into conflicting laws men." mid city ordinances. Ohio, Indiana | and Wisconsin have state building | Abuses by the craft unions come codes and from 1500 to 1800 U. S. | ln (or a 5evere g 0 j ng over by NAM. cities have diflerent codes of their j Lowered production of building .la- own. Hall oi these codes are from bo r is no ted. Labor unions are By Peter Edson NEA Washington Corresponded WASHINGTON, (NBA).—Poor — no—rich old National Association of Manufacturers takes such a beating for so many o( its reactionary policies that it's a pleasure to find them calling one right for u change and doing a bang-up job of it. This they have done in their new report, "More Housing at Less 10 to 20 years old. They thereby Cost." It may be criticized by small prohibit, use of many new materials and building techniques which might reduce housing costs. Instead of merely specifying performance requirements — that a floor must b3 able to carry a certain weight, for instance — these codes prescribe what materials must be used and how they shall be used in construction. New materials and designs'are thus frozen out. terlal and, later, the use of stim- the roof to tune it. Literally. ulating applications The removal My report on this brought a p^ ot the crusts and 'debris at first ; rade of PM specialists lo my hot^| may be accompanied by the loss ! Two of them carried their own of a good deal of hair. I super-dooper FM sets along to prove Sulphur, resmcin, salicylic acid that I was cockeyed. Their appara- and mercury preparations are frequently used in the form of ointments or lotions, after the initial removal of the scales. QUESTION: I had tus wouldn't work, either. They were beaten men when they left, muttering about peculiar atmos- Report Lushes Union Abuses business interests—the Independent contractors and labor bosses of the building racket who do not want their present local monopolies disturbed. Certainly the NAM committee Unit wrote this report is top- heavy with big bankers and businessmen. The evils and antiquated mal- practices of the tradition-bound home building Industry, as It is run today, were never more clearly set forth thnn in this NAM report. Maybe it is a case of NAM pots calling tlie construction industry, kettles black. Anyway, here is a chnl- Icn^e from one branch of business for aivitUer branch to clean up and get respectable. ipheric conditions on Tunlaw Koad. kidney | r have move d since, they will b« condition while carrying both my' glad to know, and my radio works children. My last visit to the doctor ; mucn better )n j^ ne « location, with my last baby showed a blood j One of my essays _ ant i r m s. pressure of 190. When I am not mt , e ufl of thjs _ got ac tio n . Af- Licsensing of contractors and of workmen themselves Is, In many communities, so regulated so as to limit competition. Strengthening the federal antitrust laws and enactment of more state anti-trust laws, so as to prevent restriction of competition by Utopia at Eureka One reason the NAM report may labor, contractors or materials dis- . so good is that the research for I tribulors are recommended by it was done by Corwin Edwards i NAM. Laws,' restraining building and Miles Coican. Edwards was i trades unions from imposing re- fonucviy in the anti-trust division ol,the Department of Justice under Thurman Arnold. He is now chief economist for the Federal Trade Commission. Coican is a Washington housing authority, familiar ttrictions on the. use of new ma- charged with having prevented prefabrication and aided in fixing prices at unnecessarily high levels. They have forced the hiring of unnecessary labor In some cases, restricted the hiring of new labor in others. NAM gets in its usual plug for outlawing of the closed shop and abolition of the Juris'dictional strike. In footnotes, the report mentions that while the Taft-Hartley act attempts to outlaw both practices, Its ('effectiveness has not yet been tested. The bad organization of the building trades Into too many craft unions is cited. This Is, of course, one oi the oldest rackets in the housing field, and one of the prime reasons for keeping construction costs high in closed shop and union-ruled communities. In this connection, it is worth noting that the AFL building trades, in a new contract signed recently with Lustroii Houses, will prtgnant, my blood pressure is I normal. Is It possible for me to have another child without this condition occurring again? ANSWER: The —K. G. fact that you have had so much trouble while carrying two children strongly suggests that other pregnancies would be dangerous to your health and perhaps even to your life. You should discuss th e matter with your physician. ter Investing nearly S30 in an assortment of ball-point fountain pens, which leaked, refused to writ* t all, or ran out of Ink twice weekly at a cost of S1.50 per refill, I consigned ball point pens in print to the mermaids, who maybe could make 'em work under water. The reaction was instantaneous and mostly bitter. The ball point people claimed I was exaggerating and a cad to boot. Only one manufacturer, a little fellow in Los Angeles, agreed witli me. Nobody but him, he said, knew how to make a ball point pen's insidcs properly. He le to prove the Bee* Mess Things Up CINCINNATI (OT> — Earl I ^^ ^ ^ strong, motorman, tried to evict a ,„ usl ^ ^ m ^ ^ ^ B _ swarm of bees from his trolllej. He Ilrm5 in tneworltl meant ime, bought^ smashed Into an automobile and ^ raanutaclur , ng rights from himj£ three-way crash. Fjrsl gracle bal , ^^ are rollmg off the production lines now and I am delighted to report it is becom- Blackwood when It is obvious and j increasingly difficult to buy a , _ !*_»_. ..^ V.A..A irt ff\r-mit\r\n o a when they must have information regarding aces and kings which they cannot get otherwise. It looks as If Feinberg was going The auto boys are a sadder case. I asked them please to design me a square, non-streamlined motor tcrials, machines, equipment and authorize construction of these pre- _.-_-—..— ,,,-<,i,pri tcchninucs, are also recommended. I fabricated dwellings by only throe with the king of hearts and cashed Progress in the housing industry, unions-carpenters, plumbers and ' the acejjf spades, which left only says the report, "depends primarily - . — . 'upon the simplification and stand- to have a difficult time to make I lhat ' T cou i d get into easily, seven-odd. He won the first trick h cmltlnue t[> sullc . Their new _,i, u-_ 1-J ~t U«AV*» onr4 /"ienprt I ^"'-J "" •" . with all itderal housing activities ardija'acn of parts to avoid the in recent years. 1 waste of labor and materials on site. electricians. Normally, from 14 to 21 i one trump out. unions have to be employed. His next play was a small heart If this is a first break in the to dummy's ace, then he trumped old housing log-jam, to which the Reports Goes lo llaal of Problem the availability of sub-assemblies to NAM report calls new attention, it's Specifically, their report goes save time and labor on site, the de- a good sign. Roger W. Babson has drawn a circle around "the richest, and safest, self-sustained section of the Unilcd Stales. At tlie center of the circle is Eureka, Kansas, where he has established his Utopia College. It Includes, besides Kansas, purls of Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. He calls it the "magic civcle." To settle within this circle, lie believes, is the surest insurance against Communist uprisings or World War III. As an added atlntclton, Ulopia College offers a Five-Week Course on Security designed to tench aiiulls how to "live and outlive." Despite the rather timlf, gcopohucs with which Mr. Babson has fenced himself in, there is merit in his plan to encourage adults to go buck to school at intervals throughout, life lor a brief "checkup" on living, weighing their accomplishments and objectives against the accomplishments and objectives of society. We regret that even the lovely heartland of America is not sale from atomic attack by mere virtue of geography. But individuals who learn to look oul&ide the magic circle of tlielr own self-interest, as the plan for Mi. Babson's college suggests, can help lo make the sort ot %\oild in \vhich aVomic \vav is not inevitable. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR IN HOLLYWOOD BY EUSKINE JOHXSON NEA Staff Correspondent By Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent < HOLLYWOOD, (NEA).—My sug- ' gcotion that Hollywod should adopt a new 'code featuring two classifications—films for adults and films for children—is winning industry- wide approval. Writes William Doz- icr of Universal - International's Hampart Productions; "Your suggestion voices an industry need which, in my opinion, must be recognized and acted upon if our American film industry is to continue i's great rate of growth. ". . . Juveniles cannot possibly appreciate 'grown-up' movie tare teachers at Arthur Murray's. ' * • * M-G-M has bl£ things In store fur Cameron Mitchell, since he clicked tn£ on a Canadian personal appearance tour. . . . Ken Murray will enter his all-bird picture. "Bill and Coo." in the Academy race. It started out as a , C 26,000 short and wound up as a S?5U,000 feature. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE " ">>>>>>>>5>>5;>;>i:*>>>5-«::*. 7n a heart, being careful to trump it with the king. He overtook the ten of spades in dummy with the jack and trumped dummy's last heart with the queen of spades. Next he cashed the ace of diamonds, then played the five of spades, winning in dummy with the nine-spot. The eight of spades was cashed, declarer discarding the small diamond. Now the seven of spades ' models are tcar-droppicr than ever. Their communications to me at sulphurous as always. I don't be- ieve I'm getting anywhere with 'em. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Dent Jr., and two daughters have moved to Ca- Spade Grand Slam By William E. McKennej America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service \Vlicn I moved to New York In . IDS'! I honestly felt that mid-west- | crners were better card players than : easterners. I always said that the easterners were better bidders, and the reason those in the midwest were was cashed" I ruthcrsville where they are to re- At this point East was down to the ' side. Mr. Dent has a service station king of diamonds and the queen- I there. • hack-seven of clubs and he was Mr. and Mrs. Jim Matthews and forced to make a discard. If he let: son, Jimmle, of Kansas City, Mo, xo the diamond dummy's queen , are guests of Mr. Matthews parents, " . . . __ ' . , ,, '_.... , *_ „.,,] *r>.c nurti-on IT *«.%»HleTvc Mr. and Mrs. George U. Matthews. The Rev. and Mrs. W. J. LeRoy would be good. He dropped the seven of clubs, so Feinberg cashed the king _. . of clubs and won the last two tricks are In Doniphan. Mo., for a visit his ace and ten of clubs. with their daughter. ( fa W . . and aciults cannot possibly be j the same poll last year, Olivia was 1 fully satisfied by films which have | j n iztli position. been "watered" to make them ac- ... ccptable to youngsters. I Easle Lion is due for a battle, Olivia Sprinting In a recent trade paper poll. Olivia dc Havilland was named better players was that they over- third iti popularity behind Ingrid bict an( ] vi' a( | to p ] ay we |l to make Bergman juid Claudcttc Colbert. In their contracts. Of coure? that is not true today. niter l,» I'Trvlfill" PnrjtTe U. S. Official "CongraHilaiions on your farscc- suggc.ition, which is timely and similar to the one. Just Ironed out; between Maria Montez and UI. highly worthy of serious consider- i George Tobias was second toa atitjn by Hie film ind.-.slry." money earner on "Adventures of llannv Resting I Casanova." but now there's a beef SO THEY SAY Comedian Danny Thomas' doctor finally sent him to bed for a complete rest after averaging five benefits a week for the last six mouth?. . . . Kate Smith will be starred in a scries of eipht documentary filru shorts titled "God Bless America.'' Katharine Hepburn surprised fuv designer Al Teitclbaum by walkin The present paste-less lood campaign atlorcls a golden opportunity for girth control. More pconlc die by the spoon and fork than by the gun and sword .—Dr. Victor E. Lcvtne. CmgtHon University School of Medicine. * * The sleelmcn don't need the threat of allocations han^inp over their heads to make over the billing. ' *• • 1 "Sweet Gencvieve," an expose of gambling in high schools, wu inspired by a Hollywood «ecu- ti\c discovering that his daughter wa5 betting on the horses between her high school classes. Tex Benckc and liis orchestra into his salon wearing while slacks, i will be paid a fix-fieure salary lor a shoi t \vlntc coat and a uascball cap with the letter "Y" on It. No. she didn't buy anything. Gene Raymond will seek a screen comcb.ick a la Dick Powell. He'll 1'lay a liard-boiled detective in "Sign to Danger" for Eagle Lion. Ihre^-motith tour of Europe next year, The band was stationed in Kn^tand during most of the war, with the late Glenn Miller at the helm. A woman in a midwcstern ills 4,10876 V A S 4 3 • 0632 A854 W E S Dealer V 1095 « K .! 7 < + QJ73 2 Ftinbers * A K Q 10 5 VK6 » A 105 + A 106 Tournament—Neither vul. South West North East 1 4k Pass 3 4> 4 + Pass < V 5 * Pass 6 A 7 * Pass Pass Opening — V Q Pass Pass Pass Pass Z7 HORIZONTAL 3 River (Sp.) 1,5 Pictured U.S. 4 Lone Scout assislant sec- (ab.) retary o( state 5 Baseball term 11 Get up 6 Writing nuid' 15 Type ot fur 8 Parrot 17 First man 9 Sea ducks 19 Compass point JQ Beasts ot 20 foot (Sb.) 21 Ostrichlike bird 22 Endure 2t Ages 25 Compound ether 27 Antiquated 28 Symbol for neon 29 Either 30 Satiated 33 Medieval lyric poems 37 Waste allowance 36 Withered 39 Footed vase 26 Carmine 27 Genus of grasses 30 Daze 12 Type measure 3 , Come H Island 32 Makes rigid burden 36 Bristle 40 Plant part 41 Behold! 44 Interest (ab,) 45 Observe 46 Symbol for IS Whether 34 He succeeded actinium IB Moditale William 17 Compass point 23 Doctrine 35 Mountain 49 From 24 Noblemen cresls 51 Exclamation , tiuion is writing regularly to an There ar c great bidders and great. 405110 loco (»b.) ' . , Enterprise air-cxpresscd a copy ' Enterprise producer for a screen cav d players in every state in the 42 Seine ra 1 of "Cairo Incident" to Laurence Olivier in London with all fingers crossed. It'.s on intrigue-mystery melodrama with all of the Meditcr- them play ball,—Een Moiecll, president, Jones 1 ranean [or us background. test, she's in for using an axe on union. , 43 Unless hcv uus'-an\J. { Today's hand was given to me ^ Portico by Harry Feinberg, who recently , 47 Girl's nam« Usher Too Generous | moved from Cleveland to New York, ^ g p ( , rc hju er aud Laugliliu Sled Corp. ' « • If the man you work for gels pushed around by his boss, gets orders Issued lo him wilh "ne\cr mind why," Ihcre's an awful good chance you arc going to get pushed around loo.—Henry Ford II, head, Ford Motor Company. Fanny Rrkc's son. Bill, \vill no'.d MILWAUKEE (UP)—Peter U'bcrt. where he now Is associated with the 30 Light boat t | a church usher, was puzzled when N CW York Bridge Wliibt Club. 32 Revere flocked back to Some players might like to use ., p ou )( r y on m.neVhbonofhi, .ino «'« P^shioncrs flocked back to Sonl e players might like to use in New YoVk sometime this "ii to' « 1C chltrch ' w * vi " B lhe ooIlccUo " the Blackwood convention some- m New Voil^sometime tn,s wmlc.. I vclopcs ne ,, ad just passcd out . where during the bidding on this Read Courier New* Want Ads- I State 1 Take into- custody IT¥ 142. and Juanita Cole, are now dance

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