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SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •. W JAMES L. nHHOKFF Editor >,MtOL D. BUMAM, Advertising Mlnwer AdvertUlng Representatives: Oo. N«w York, CWcigo. Detroit, d' Every Afternoon Except Sunday •bUtca M second class matter at the post- oOttt *X Blythevllle, Arkansas, under net o! Con- October «. 1817. Served by tb* United Prew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj cirrler In the city ol Blythevllle or any •uburban town wher* carrier eervic* ti m»ln- talned, JOc per week, or Uc pei month By m»ll within • radius ol SO miles. M.OO per year «.00 lor six months. 11.00 lor three monthi; by tciU outtide SO mil* tone, 110.00 per rev payabl* in advance. Meditation If I can speak the languages ol men and even ol angels, but hive no love, I am only a noisy gong or a clashing cymbal.—1 coriiUDIans 13:1. There can be nu Christianity where there Is no love. 'Happy Days' for the Austrians The Army-operated radio in Vienna is going to introduce the singing commercial to the Austrians, Thc jingle will remind them of America's generosity, and will be sung to the tune of "Happy Days Are Here Again." H will open and close a weekly half-hour program. We realize, also, that the singing commercial is a part of "the voice of America." But we had hoped that, in the propaganda war with Russia, it would be a secret weapon—and remain one. Things to Come VIEWS OF OTHERS A Righteous Dissent The New Year is n time of prediction in this profession. That is traditional. So, once again, specialists in various fields of journalism have been casting their prophecies for 1948, secure in the Tightness of their inside information. Editorial writers, meanwhile, have been giving deep though to the probable course of things in general. It's a risky assignment, at best, and this year it is a tdouble dandy. What will the next 12 months bring? What will Russia do? Will there be a new tenant in the White House and, if so, who will it be? Where will prices go? What about ERP, UMT, OFA? What's in prospect for Palestine and China? Will the Red Sox beat the Yankees to the pennant? And what about the Dodgers? To. be quite frank, we don't know. But still there is this predicting job to do and it's got to be done. So we bravely offer a forecast of some of the things that Americans will be reading in their newspapers in 1948. We'll givt or take a couple of dozens on fig, ures and percentages, but otherwise we stand pat on the following: A good 210 new citizens will be born in taxicaba during 1948—many of them attended by capable police officers. A postcard mailed to a lady vacationer from Atlantic City in 1913 will finally be delivered to the addressee, her sister who lives in Matloon';' 111. In 93 per cent of cities of more than 10,000 population, firemen will be called out at least once during the year to rescue a cat marooned in a tree. A young understudy at the Metropolitan Opera will substitute for an indisposed prima donna as Minii in "La Boheme," on four hours' notice, and be a sensation. (Press and public will have forgotten her before Jan. 1, 1949.) Police will stage an informal rodeo in Kansas City streets when a load of cattle escapes en route to the stockyards. Two brothers, separated since 1888 will find that they have been living for years within ten blocks of each other in Columbus, 0. A visitor from down state will try to post a letter in an Indianapolis file •I*rrn box, with the usual result. Despite earnest efforts by gifted newspaper feature writers and rewrite men, none of them will be able to think of a new angle for the annual Groundhog Day story. It will read the same a* in 1941 Henry A. Wallace will not be elected PrMidenU Emphatically, and riehlly, the South's lead- Ing educators dissent from tint p»rt of the report of the President's commission on Higher Education which urges the abolishment of separate schools for white* and Negroes In thli region. The proposal Is u»»'orthy of any Informed and responsible group having at heart thc best Interests of all concerned ad seeking a sane solution for » peculiarly difficult problem. Thc commission's majority has set » *ad example of zep) without knowledge and of reck* less theory sundered from common sense. Fortunately there are four of Its 18 members who have thc practical wisdom and the courage to protest. They arc: Dr. Cioodrich C. While, president of Emory university; Douglns Southall Freeman, nationally noted author and editor of thc Richmond News-Leader; Dr. Arthur H. Compton, chancellor ot Washington university, St. Louis, and Dr. Lewis W. Jones, president of the University of Arkansas. Dissenting from the majority's proposal to. wipe out the Soi.fh'a rina] system ot schools, these liberal educators frankly acknowledged that "many conditions a(- fect adversely the lives of our Negro cltlitcns" and that there arc grave SncquEiliticfl of opportunity "both economic and educational." They arc sincerely concerned that "as rapidly as possible conditions should be Improved, Inequalities removed, and greater opportunity provided for ill our people." Then they declare: But -we believe that cl'orU toward these ends must, In the South, be made within the established patterns of social — relationships, which require separate educational institutions for whites and Negroes. We believe that pronouncements such as those of the commission on the question of segregation jeopardize these efforts, impede progress, and threaten tragedy to the people of the South, both white and Ncero." These are the convictions, not of reactionaries nor obstructionists but of broadmindcd, forward- looking leaders who believe wholeheartedly In R just and a generous deal for thc South's minority race.' They are seconded In their views by public statements from sucM eminent university and college heads as Isaiah Bowman, of Johns Hopkins; Colfiatc W. Diirdcn Jr., of the University of Virginia; Bennett H. Branscomb, of VanderbUt; Rllfus C. Harris, of Tulanc; John D. Williams, of the University of Mississippi; T. S. Painter, of thc University ol Texas; Father Patrick J. Holornn, ot St. Louis university, and Hamilton Holt, formerly editor of the Independent and for the last 22 years president of Rollins college, Florida. The warnings of so distinguished a body of liberal Southern thinkers should give pause to those who would change overnight an entire region's long-inherited pattern of living. The motives of the majority members of the President's commission on higher education, like those of his committee on Civil Rights, may be altogether conscientious. But in both cases their proposals to abolish segregation by governmental fiat are filled with germs deadlier than the ills they seek to cure. Far from serving the highest interest* of the South or ot the nation or ol the Negro, they are playing into tile hands ol unscrupulous demagogues and are making more difficult a problem which the enlightened South IB doing 1U patient best to solve. ATLANTA, GA., JOURNAL. BARBS "Prices Soar"—headline. People sore I Natural result: C»t# mnd dof.s may he kept in apartment hmjst», ncurdjnj to a ruling of a Kansas judge. Why not get r«»l radical and include children, too? The heavy shopping Is over—and now swapping starts. thc SO THEY SAY 'Careful, Son, He's Still Pretty Sore in Spots!' THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1948 Scotch, Champagne Cheaper If Retailers Pass on Reductions THE DOCTOR SAYS B.v Frederick C. Odiman (United Prrss Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Jan. 1. (UP) — Good news for guzzlers: the cost of importing Scotch drops 30 cents a bottle today. If the retail price doesn't come down too, you could Scotch down the gullet of thc man who sold it to you. BotMc Included. As for champagne In a night club, , It ought lo be about a dollar a i°'. bi ™ll°".'. h .?l ve _ v< l r '! lnc hard boiled shirt of your host. My dope on imported drinkables this label Is completely v,'rong. For every !00 girls born into this boys die off at a more rapid rate than their sisters. By the time the . later years of life are reached, from 15 onward, there are more than twice as many women living as men. The change In the proportion between ,he sexes Is brought about gradually, because more men Mian women die at almost every age. Women arc most resistant to the fatal effects of most diseases than men. Girls and women appear to be much more robust than boys ^resident's Economic Advisers Say Big Crash Certain If Present Trends Continue Unchecked It is easy to understand why men arc more prone to accidental Injuries—at least this "used to be the cnse before the days when .so many women worked in industry. It is not so easy to see why men should be so much more susceptible to certain types of heart diseases, like coronary thrombosis, and other disorders Involving the blood vessels. Withstand Cold, Pain Women can withstand cold bet- comes from Harry L. Lourie, a worried citizen. He's head man of the liquor Importers, all of whom were delighted with news of a slash In federal tariffs effective today. The problem now is to get the greedy ones In thc honor business to pass on the reductions—about the first on any sort of merchandise since thc war—to what Lourie calls the ultimate coiLsumcr. All his members have cut their hey this along to the retailers. Some of 'cm are balking already. What Lourie calls them isn't' printable. As for the retailers, Lourie's got hi3 fingers crossed. He hopes they'll all do right immediately, or a little later anyhow, under the stress ot foro the reduction. But when the duty was raised a few years back, retailers generally tcok full advan- ter than men. The reason for ] tage of it and increased prices on this is at least partly bscause they ; the stuff they had on hand. They have a thin layer of fat under thc j even added their usual profit to skin which helps to Insulate them | thc duty. Now it's turn-about. They Almost every doctor will agree that, can remove It. on the average, women stand pain Tiic bubbly water situation In better than mm do. | something else again. The profits Whatever the cause, except In ! slapped on champagne by all hands, muscular strength and In endurance i Lourie said, are so fantastically high involving the use of muscular ! that nobody much drinks the stuff , strength, it would be far more ac- anvmorc. Not even at weddings. ' * curate to consider men rather than t The best French champagne cost« women thc weaker sex. With an i "bout S2.50 a bottle at the dock, aging population and periodic wars Duties, freight, and handling char- taking off even more men, the ^es make it worth about S5 whole- time is not far distant, if it has sa ^c. But when it comes to you in not already arrived, when women BY PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. <NEA). — President Truman's three-man Council of Economic Advisers—Dr.s. Edwin Noursc, Leon Keyscrling and John D. Clark—has just given him Congress has done with past recommendations on this subject. But Die President may again indicate that price, income and property value adjustments will have to be made. Many rates of profit should be brought, down. Thc wage serious warning of impending dc- ! structure should be rectified by increasing lower pay scales. Public works will have to be relied on for services that can't be provided by private enterprise. There will have lo be government assistance lor presslon. It, is contained in the 'ouncil'6 second annual report. II doesn't attempt, to predict \vheu the depression will hit—whether it's one. three or five years off. It merely indicates that, if present trench are allowed to continue unchecked, crash is inevitable. Business conditions are sized up as being thc same that, brought on the depression of the 1930's. Too j cut full employment and lun'pio- high prices. Too high profits. Re- ' auction should be cut back. Early duced savings. Ovcrexpar.sion of } m December, one of the"* leading credit. Financing our own exports i Washing confidential business dope by loans. Unwillingness U> take im- ! letters got way out on a limb cy thai it has been possible to distribute boom production. Existing price and income systems were not able to consume the lull output of jroocis. Tried In Keep Prices Up in Past Crashes When past crashes came, production h^s always been cut back and employment has been cut back, but every effort was made to keep prices high. And with spending power reduced by decreased employment, will outnumber men throughout most of the country. THE DOCTOR ANSWERS B.v Edwin P. Jordan, M. I). Question: I'm a woman in my seventies. Reading anything >wherc a long-stemmed glass, well chilled, in the grand ballroom of the Hotel Giltluxe the tab is $20. Makes Lourie shudder. Lourie. whose offiial title Is executive vice president of National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Im- huusinii low-income groups. Educa- j the consumption of goods was only tiou, health and welfare services should be stepped up. Theve is nothing in tire Council's new rjpoil indicating that the pres- lurther retarded. U. S, Production has been in- ports in payment. Just what .should be done to remedy these conditions, the Council does not specify now. That will come In the President's own Eco- mic Report to Congress, early January. [ telling its clients that the President's Council of Economic Advisers was planning to bring on a, controlled depression and a planned rist; in unemployment. It was predicted this program would be ] offered as a substitute for price The present lack of prescription control, rationing and credit curbs for cure, while laying out a diagnosis of dangerous ills, may brins the Council's reixjrt considerable criticism. It's a commcndably short report of 31 pages. But it is a philosophic treatise which only deep- on inflation. This prediction caused consider- I abie excitement in business circles, 1 but there is nothing in ine Council's icpoi't to bear it out. The President's top economic ad- dish economists [nay be prepared i visers are insisting that it's ncces- to appreciate. Businessmen and j sary to maintain full production congressmen may file it in the and full employment, without any s being too theoret- i recession at all. Tiic Council does Many a Monde Is dyeing to meet a nun who preferi brunettes. • * • The latest hunting reports from some places are encouraging. More rabbits have been shot than hunters. wastebasket ical. Recommendations May Be Ignored By Congress By close rciulitig, however, it's possible to get a line on recommendations thc President muy soon make to Congress. Thc present may choose to do nothing about them, as that is exactly what i indicates. The trouble has been ' ends in a crash. creased about 5 per cent a year since the end of the war. There is strong business pressure now U) in- creiise production still further. This is done' by expanding bank loaivs and installment buying, and by spending savings. If this is continued, pouring an additional $10 billion worth of goods into the market every year, it can only increase the readjustment Unit must be made later, the Council indicates. In the long run, that only decreases the domestic power to consume. The. remedy which the Council proposes is not to make production any smaller, nor to force down wages by increasing unemployment. Instead, credit should be contracted, wages of the lower-income groups increased, prices and profits decreased. These ideas will probably find warn, however, that thc people advocating more and fitill more production, with a longer work week, may be- preaching dangerous doc- red and black are together ln ..iP°rtcrs,-sent a letter to all nil black seems to sink in My blood '» c '» bcrs - His language was consid- j uiuou erahly po ]| tcr than mine, but he pointed out the federal government reduced its take, not because it loved the local liquor dealers, but to give the Marshall Plan a small push. The idea is to give the foreign vintners and distillers a break. They sel more stuff here and collect dollars for it. Then we don't have to lend 'em so much. This is over-simplification of a complex subject, I know, and If there are any kicks about this story from the liquor interests, they should come to me. Not to Lourie. He's got troubles enough. Take that champagne. In the first 10 months of last year, when the price of butter still pressure is somewhat high. Do you think tills might cause the eye con- —C. B. Answer: High blood pressure can cause some difficulty with vision, but it seems more likely that the eyes are at fault. Your doctor can advise you completely. little acceptance in Congress. The old charge that "the government trying to regulate planners prolits" will again be heard. The answer given 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sandefur have returned trom Columbia, Mo., where ' was within reason, we Americans they spent the holidays. I drank nearly 300.000 gallons of ..... , --• bubbly from France. This year, same Althea Edwards and Mrs. J. Neal j 10 months (and it's enough to make a Frenchman weep), we have hlc- ,, ., _ , . . cupcd down only 85,000 gallons of nnd Mrs :..S:..?l Cox. "turned ; Franc( , s fmest fcrmcntedS vinl!lges . Lourie sent (he figures along to all his members. As if they didn't know already. In any event, he said, imported champagne tomorrow should be between 75 cents and a dollar a bottle cheaper at any night club in the land. He doubted it will be. You know who to blame. Drs. Carl and Edna Nies. . . Gessell spent yesterday in Jones-' today from Dyersburg, Term., where they accompanied their daughter, Miss Geneva Stallings. who returned to Mayfield, Ky. return tomorrow after spending the weekend at home. f-os Alamos Catches Up LOS ALAMOS. N. M iUP>— Los Alamos, the isloated community at „„ ..... . ...„.„. .... to this one is that, if j Ur >de Sam's atomic bomb project, Such Prices No More trine. profits are not kept within reason- ] is now served directly by air mail. BETHANY, Mo A look at history will show that able limits now, they may be wiped j An , Albuquerque .lying service like to buy a fat past depressions have been brought out. altogether and turned into loss- | ma^es two trips daily to Los Ala- , a | 1C n turkey fo: on by ovciproduction, lire Council e.s when today's inllationary boom j IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent McKENNEY ON BRIDGE one in your favor. BETHANY, Mo, (UP)— Ho\v'd you t lien for 26 cents, 70 cent.s. a duck for 15 cents or a goose [or 50 cents? Well, you lived 50 years too A 10 5 4 3 2 opposite Q B 7 6— late - Those prices are from the Play small and put up the ten- i farm ledger of the late Joseph A. Brenton. HOLLYWOOD. iNEA)—Burgess'his professional acting debut in Meredith, who will produce v 1 n "Junior Miss" in next season's sum- Stcinberk's "Cannery Row" on me mer sleek.. .Greer Carson checked f.ftfiri} TJtf>Vf> P stage, wants to star wife Paulcttc in at Metro, Tor -Julia Mjsbc- * J '- U ' " ' "Lot- / Godrtnrd. ft depends on her film haves." feeling and looking better To RcdllCC commitments Economy note: | than she has in months t-««i.». There will be a capsule wardrobe ... i A happy new ycnr to you! Tod A' for Lauren Bacnll in "Key Largo" 1 Credit Spencer Tr.icy with the starts the 20th year I have been —one cotton suit and one black calf longest uninterrupted film speech writing bridge articles If you miss- belt—total cost S75. But the film of thc year. He did a seven-min- rd my nrtido on Christmas D'iv I lias a million dollar cnst—Bogarl. lite "take" for "Stnte of the Un- I think you should Irv to set it Eddie Robinson. Licncl Barrymorc ion" without, a flaw, and won n because it lis'rd a 'number of spot, to hold to one loser. K J 10 9 3 2 opposite C 5 4— No entry to 6 5 4. Lay down the king, hoping to drop the blank. ] queen. If the ace is singleton, you must lose two tricks no matter fjw you play it. I " Learn how to use the above plays mos, eliminating the old system of and they will make your bridge shipping air mail herg from Santa year of 1948 a happier one. Ke, 40 miles away, by truck. Mustard gas is not affected by being buried in earth, so digging in a saturated area U dangerous. Actress and Ciaire Trevor. I have discovered I can't be a career girl and a psrty girl, too.—Margaret, Truman. * • « I certainly do sec a danger ot bread shortages if the wheat carry-over is allowed to drop too far.—Sen. Kenneth S. Wherry |R> of Nebraska. » m * We still feel that our present private enterprise system can give to our citizens thc greatest opportunity for well-being and the greatest reward for individual effort.—Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. • * • American Industry has about oncrlitth Jess capital equipment per worker today than in 1929.—Suinncr SHchtcr, chairman, Research Board of the Committee for Economic Development. • • • The Soviet Union is attempting to disrupt the great co-operative movement that Is being launched for the economic recovery ol Europe. Secretary of Slate Marshall. * * • The key to pcate is in the hands oj American Industry and agriculture since tho Soviet Union is gambling on thc failure of our system. —Allen Dulles, head, Office of Strategic Services In Europe, World W«r II. round of applause from everyone safety plays you should clip out and j on thc set. memorize Jack Carson and Warner Broth-; ... , am j, 1v . ]ls ym| „,,„,„„ group crs have Just about called it n day. i Doctors have advised Nancy SI- of safety plays today. Learning ...Virginia Field Is seriously ill natm. who is expecting another ba- these plays and using them will with pneumonia in the Las Vegas by in the spring, against flying class you immediately" as an cx- to New York to be matron of honor at the wedding of singer Kitty Kallcn lo Budd Oranolf Phi hospital ..Yvonne tie Carlo and her mama had another spat, and Yvonne, in a huif, flew to Canada. ...Carole Landis and her husband, silvers probably will get the corn- Horace Schmldlapp. are straining r( iy lead in thc film version of his at the leash...Eliot! Lawrence, thc Broadway hit. "High Button Shoes." band leader at the palladium, and Komr day Hollywood will appre- hls singer. Rosalind Patton. arc ciate Phil—and this may be it. engaged. ; r>rn> ,Vrl Kiminr Jockry Scratched The Producers' Association de- This, Is Hollywood Mrs. Jones: I nles that the studios ar r consiiler- Leo Gorcey nccepted the role of a Jockey in "So This Is New York" pert amon? your friends. During the. year \v e will have hands em- bodyins all n: thr safety plays. A Q 9 4 3 2 opjx-site j 7 6 5 — Lead the jack if you lead low and the king-Sen is over the jack. you lose. J 10 4 X 2 opposite K 6 5— Play- low from th^ kin^. The qucen- seven will seldom go up. A 8 3 2 po;x>suo~J 9 5 4— Lead inn selling artvei tisini; in feature to the jack-nine. If the king-ten films. Kntr- Smith has the music or qnren-ten or ten alone are un- pn one condition—that he wouldn't trade exritcd about her recording dcr the jack-nine, you can hold of "The Christinas Song." She your loss to one trick, sines it in I he style of Nat "King" A a 4 3 2 opposite K J 5—Cash Cole...Janet Gaynor is planning a thc kins, then go back over and film comeback via her o«n pro- lead 'to the jack, thus losing only j duciug company. one Irirk. ' K 9 4 3 1 opposite A 10 6 5— have to ride a horse. He rode one In x picture once, was Ihrowu and broke a couple of ribs. HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured actress 12 Habituate 13 Deprive of a seat H Animate IS Hindu garment . 17 Prevaricates 19 Detest 20 Bound ?.\ Fillip 22 Symbol for iridium ?* Behold! 24 Sacred song 28 Carpus 31 Philippine peasant 32 Lubricant 33 Bitter 35 Unclothed 38 Soul (Egypt) 3 Certain 4 Area measure 5 Bird's home 6 Unadulterated 7 Geraint's wife STasto solo (ab.) 9 Lampreys , 28Gnined 43 Woody plant 10 Precipitation 29 Narrow Inlet 44 Fracture 30 Kind 45 Preposition' 33 Cain's brother 46 Liberian .14 Fondle Negro 36 Make possible 47 Demigod 37 Love lo excess 48 Ardor 41 At one time 53 Type measure 42 Withered 55 On time (ab.) II Pilfers 14 Liner 16 Sloth , f 18 Blemish 25 Goddess of infatuation 26 Gibbon 27 Clique Sight of the week: Burly Tiill Rcndlx playing host at n liirllutay parly far his thrcc-yr;vr-nld daughter, Slrpli.inic. A Miccrcssful picture docs not lor Remember "The Sullivan*"? Very little has since been heard about four of thc five voung actors who playcrt (he Sullivan brci- Llna Honiay wouldn't mind at all If Jimmy Stack proposed marriage. .. .Comedy of errors in thc lobby of thc Beverly Hills Hotel when Clark thrrs—Edward Ryan. Jack Camp- Gable picked up the keys to the hell. John Alvin and nooise 6f- wrong room. Gable's blushes lit up lialf ot Sunset Boulevard. .Tradc- mark for the new Wru-nc' Bob Alda'i ton, Alii, will made If you can afford to lose one trick, nhiy low irom either hand and I put on tiic line or 10. j A Q 4 3 2 omiofite- 7 6 o-Cnsh ' thr ar^. then lead lo'.v to the queen. ' A K 10 3 0 opposite 65 4— • Pbv the arc first, ihcn ccl to the baard and finns.-c the ten-spot (to hold to one loscr>. | Q J !) 4 3 2 opposite 765—1 Pl;\v smull. rio not pipy thc queen. fcrmaii Jr. Only James Cardwcll. who pl.ivcd the eldest Sullivan. Is newsrccl f <\\ \m thr news. He's one cf thc Is Plymouth Rock instead of the two leads in "Harpoon." a whaling, If the suit breaks 2-5T you will I old Pathc rooster. The switch, says story (limed entirely in Alaska. 1 lose two tricks, but if it breaks 3-1 Lee Patrick, | s obvious. Th e rooster , you gain by playina low every time • was a Rhode Island Red. More than 50.000 scholarships there is a .•dmrWcn king or ace. are granted annually by American You la«c when there is a singleton 1 colleges »nd universities. ten. Therefore the odds »re two to 43 Horse's gait 47 Warmth 40 Smooth 50 Nevada city 51 Bohemian river 52 She is a actress 54 Upright 56 Appeared 57 Make amends VERTICAL 1 Oriental guitars 2 Distinct part ~

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