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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 1948 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W RAINES, PubUsbcr JAME8 U VERHOEFF Editor ; PAUL D HUMAN. AdvertlslDf Sola N»Uon»l Advertising Representatives: , 'W«U»c» Witmer Co. New Vork, Chicago, Oetrolt, . MempUa Pubiltbed Every Alternoon Except Bunday Entereo u second class matter at the post- ofllce *t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- gnu. October ». 1817. __ S»rved by the United Pre«i _ . • SUBSCRIPTION BATES: B; carrier In the city oi Blythevllle or «n» mburban town where carrier service I* maintained. 20c per week, or 85c per month By mall within a radius ol 50 miles, *4,00 per rear *20fl lor six months, $1.00 for three month*; by raaii outside 50 mile zone. $10.00 per yew payable In advance. Meditation Your old men shall dream dreams; and your young mrn shall se« visions.—Joel 2:28. for all to see. It IIHS been cleat 1 for some time that the country would one day hav« to face tile consequences of indifference and lack of equal opportunity in its educational system. After long study, the President's Commission presented tli'e facts as it saw them. No nation can he healthy and safe, let alone a progressive leader among ther nations, without putting its best minds to good training and good use, year after year and generation after generation. Since the war, we have offered higher education to veterans as a reward for their service. Now we must somehow start to give those same opportunities to all who can take good advantage of them, for the sake of their country as well as themselves. Painter's License The dreams of a*e and the vfiloni youth are helpful one to the other necessary to llvinf. of ind Time or Money The leaders of three non-operating AFL railroad unions are reported lo be seeking a 40-hour week for thcim million members at the present 48-hour pay scale. We confess ourselves puzzled by such a demand at such a time. There isn't even the excuse of unemployment. In fact, the unions complain of a labor shortage. • Most people today are trying t* find . more money to meet rising costs. We ' should imagine railroad workers are no different from the rest of us. We should also imagine that they would prefer higher pay to a shorter work week. If either demand is met it will tend to increase railroad costs, which the railroad workers, as consumers, will have to absorb. So why not try to get them more pay instead of more leisure? VIEWS OF OTHERS Shoddy Is the Word The Price of Neglected Education It didn't make big headlines. It wasn't as dramatic as the stories on grain speculation, aid to Europe, or anti-inflation legislation. Yel the first -two reports of the President's Commission on Higher Education may prove, 10 years hence, to have been the most important stories of the lot. Americans are accustomed to think that they are not only the most prosperous and best fed people on earth, but also the best educated. The first two boasts may be true. The third def- ^ initely is not. Of other principal world powers) Great Britain spends considerably more per capita on education than we do. Russia spends much more than considerably more. The war highlighted and arrgravat- ed a condition that lias been developing for some time., The President's Commission called further attention to it, but the revelation lias been coming alongrpiocemeal, for some time. Only recently a careful study showed that the great state of New York had a sorry record in the matter of education. One war-aggravated result of this chronic neglect, is that we have a dangerous shortage of doctors, dentists, druggists, teachers, research scientists and health workers. A new generation drafted into the armed forces with a disregard for future welfare that no other belligerent was guilty of. Unless something is done about it, we may be paying for this neglect for years to come. The President's Commission proposes to do something about it. It would double college registration by 1960. That means that present crowded facilities would have to be doubled at least and—perhaps more difficult- teachers would have to be trained for this increased college population. In addition, the Commission suggests that the federal government provide scholarships and fellowships for 20 per cent of non-veteran college students next year, and-increase the percentage as veterans' enrollment dimishes. The cost would be $120,000,000 in 1948. and would mount to a billion dollars by I960. Like so many good and necessary proposals, this would cost a tremendous sum of money. It would also inject the federal government farther into th6 state,and local province of the school system, even though indirectly. All this guarantees the plan a loud, i long and .vigorous opposition. Nevertheless, when the opposition K h«* atated it* case, the facts remain What the Amcrlcun citizen has wanted to know, and has a right to know, is this: Is there anyone, either In the Administration or In con- giess. with access lo Inside Information, who has been speculating on the commodity market? If so, who? From the spectacle of political maneuvering to which the public has been treated It must be said that Secretary Anderson has emerged with considerable credit, while Senator Styles Bridges and his Senate Appropriations Committee have come out a sorry second best. The transcript of the Committee's closed meeting tells the story: Mr. Anderson made clear that he believed himself bound by cxlst- law not to reveal the names of individual traders. Nevertheless, ne would not place himself in the position of appearing to shield anyone If the Committee Insisted, he would release the list, but not In secret session. The Committee at once dctcatcd » motion to lecommcnd the law be clarified by a Joint resolution of Congress. It then voted to onler Mr. Anderson to reveal the names Hi executive session tto the Committee alone). Mr. Anderson refused. Whereupon the Committee voted down a motion to direct him to make known the list In open session Which left it with nothing to do but come back to what Mr. Anderson had been urging—the joint resolution. The conclusions are saddening but inescapable. Senator Bridges and his Committee majority were eager enough to look for culprits on the list behind closed doors. They were not willing to assume responsibility for a public disclosure which would let the chips fall where they may. They passed that unpleasant burden lo the broader shoulders of Congress. Although the Senate and the House have seen their duly and done It—albeit with belated alacrity—this should not gloss over the fact that the chapter has a respectable ending only because some pretty shoddy tactics failed —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Recommended Hangover Cures Sound Worse Than Headaches Sunday School Lesson By Frederick C. Othm«n (United Press Staff Correspondenti WASHINGTON. Jill). 1 (UP) — He who reads a newspaper on this blear day doesn't need my free medical advice; he who needs It can't sec the headlines. Or even hold the Scripture: John 40:30-31; Acts |)aucl . ln Ms chokine paws. 16:11-15; 1 Timothy 4:16; I John ;' ' "', .. „.,. _„„,. 5 .i 5 1 i don't drink the stuff, myseli. By William E.'oilrov, I). D. !«« alcohol in It. This causes a The passages chosen for this les- : ^llow on the morning after Nejfc . son all emphasize the ground, na-1 Year's Eve to shut his ejes IdtSB* lure, purpose and action of religious ! P'te «« scraping noise they make) belief in forming life and churac- ! and contemplate deaih. It is 101 tn.« ter. pitiable hulk that I have assembled formulae for perhaps the most po- The passage from John's Gospel d htivc life ••' ~ When we compare the story of I tablets Instead of salt, float on » the life of Jesus, as told In the Four I I»"V °' ''randy, close eyes, ana Gospels, with the vast bioeraphies ' Bulp. l"(«lhble. says a source close on the shelves of every library we | to tlle administration, mve reason to appreciate the slm- Drink two quarts of milk, urges nlicily and directness with which i » leading Republican. Boll pulver- :he greatest story ever told is writ- j '*ed coffee into a brew the consls- tcn. There is much Hint we might 1 tcncy of gravy (why does he have like to have known—how Jesus \ to mention the word, gravy, on a looked, what were the tones of His voice, the color and flash of His morning like this?) and drink quickly, claims H prominent lobbyist. But these are mere amatuers talking. I have obtained advice fro;.i those earnest searchers after the ultimate medication, who conduct their experimentation in a labora- BARBS Ecfson Ponders Broad Possibilities Should Moral Re-Armament Idea Continue to Grow ' By Peter Eclson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NBA). — The Moral Re-Armament idea, lhat all he world's troubles would vanish if ing the Taft-Hartlcy Act and stovms the Wagner Act Charlie and Jesse 'Fcss I3p! Fancy how you would feel if Republican Floor Leader Charlie Hul- priccs. with no more increases 1948! All in the spirit of love. eves. But all we need for our salvation is set down, und more miTht have diverted our interest from thc nll-imnorlruit thing—the supreme revelation of the Master as Savior I and Life-Giver. ' lory known as the National Press In the passage in Acts, we see be- Club Bar. lief issuing in experience, as a small Here they have spent years with i',roup meet on the Sabbnth out- j their test tubes and beakers, wUl\ side of the city by a river, and Paul one thought. Ill mind: combatting speaks to the women there. Be- the efects of the demon rum. licfs certainly mattered to these : Among them are the unsung heroes, people, who were among [lie first! who have served as human guinea fruits of Ihc great harvest of those i pigs in the battle of man against the who .through thc coming centuries, hangover. They actually have swal- wcre to find the same Christ, and j lowed alcoholic fluids and braved share their belief and worship. ' the aftermath. In the passage from I Timothy Is i Even as I walked into this galaxy Paul's injunction to a younger man ' O f scientists, I spotted one who concerning sound thinking. And if j looked like Orson Welles on Mars. any man had a right lo give that I He was trying on a form-fltttag advice, it was Paul. His whole life ! ice-bag with peep holes, which had was an example of the determining | been delivered for its first crucA power of belief. No man could have i t es ^ by an Akron, O., rubber corn> done what he did. endured and I p an y. This Ice bag fitted my scien- suffevcd all that he did. and, at' tjst's head like a beret, came down the same time, had a joy in his j ove r his ears and tied under his soul lhat burst forth into songs at; c]llu "ii ow " I asked, "do you feel?" midnight In the darkness of an in- j -cold " lie replied, nor prison, had there not been an [ Tllat .j orl e of the beauties about overwhelming conviction concerning | 5cientisUi Ask . em a question and I God, the manifestation of God in i *^ PVT Thomas Gets in the Spirit of Things ; jpsiis, and the divine purpose for ; * To match that one. there might I nian, Elve you an other technicians hcmcst answer. in the labora- everybody would just start loving • leek of Indiana and everybody else, has some alarming : J " '""••• uo.ssibililies. House Bankins and Currency Committee Chairman Jesse Wolcott of Michigan Think what it would be like if ! should come right out and say: .his love business caught on in i "That anti-inflation bill which Congress, where at least 16 of thc ] we put over just before going home statesmen have signed up as span- j for the holidays was a phony and iors of the lately revived -Move- | It stinks. When the boys get back ment." Wouldn't you be surprised to pi;k up your paper today and read that Speaker -Joe Martin and Republican Chairman Brazilla Carroll Recce had been invited over to tlvj White House to sing carols with Margaret, while thc President accompanied them on thc piano. verl lienthal a Happy New Year, would I about this. The man who" professes ! br! J| e at ,'? ^ U8 ,vill I be just as hard to believe. It would belief in God, and to love God but '• ' > r ' f ye f j . iwn be like Sen. Owen Brews ter of wno does no t i ove i, is brother, is not I, B " 1 "^ . ™ e ,' ,t,lo j Maine spending a weekend witli a i )e iiever. but a liar. 1 Howard Hughes in Hollywood. I Here, then, Is the sum of it all. What a world of love it would be j Beliefs matter, but the real in January we're going to turn over a new leaf and pass a bill that \vi" realty cut prices and hold do 1 rents. Truman's proposals didn't go nearly far enough." "Rankin Backs FEPC" might be the headline if this spirit of loving your neighbor as yourself shouid burst forth from thc bosom of that | the profits of his , grain-trading if Ed Pauley should apologize to President Truman and offer to give Or think what your reaction ; great champion of tolerance, the j deals to reducing the national debt. f rom w | ul t we say we believe. If the would be if that big-hearted and : gentleman from Mississippi. I What a great day it would be it \vorld of professing Christian peo- Then ponder what a great event! yon should find in your mail a : pi c . all through the ages, had really it would be if the Hon. Tom Dewey, ! card reading, "I shall not be a can- j believed and practised what they generous man. Chairman John Tabor of the Appropriations Committee, should' announce over the radio lhat—filled with remorse and pity over the hunger and starvation of Europe's millions of war is not what one professes, but that this suggestion. said, shuddering. Before the night (before begins, it long has been my j custom to open two bottles of beer 1 and place them near the steam ra- by my bed. In the morning and flat, el and the is not \vniic, one pioie.sses. mil mat ,— - 4 -. , fl . O ., rtr , Q , T upon which one lives and acts. Our they ars stale and flat even _ as I actual belief may be verv different. » m - T drmk them n a " d th<> You feel better thinking kind people than the other kind. thoughts of More than $1,000,000 In uaRrs Is the annual loss due to sunburn, arrurclinK to & statistician. And have you ever tried poison Ivy? » * * Los Angeles is expected to register a bumper crop of 40,000 babies in 1917. And they keep telling us they don't have sciualls In California. he was going to raise expenditures lor stop-gap aid. Instead of cutting thc $597 million to S54D million, he would up it to S040 million just to show how he toveii his fellow man. Could you stand a ihock like that? Would 5'ou be ab'.c to take a. statement Irom that universally admired friend of labor, Sen. Robert A. TaU of Ohio, announcing that he was goinj; ro campaign for the come right out with a hard-hitting, | flee of U. S. senator from Texas." straight-forward unequivocal state- ! Signed, Pappy O'Danicl. ment that he stood four-square in favor of changing the flavor of tlri stickum 011 postage stamps from cold tea to skim milk—mentioning both "lea' and "milk" by name! reaction is immediate." One of the voungcr physicians attached to the c-4nic said that be-^ fore returning to newspaper wor'tflj overnor of New York and "head" | didate for re-election. I do not i professed what a different'"world ' he had s P el1t several years a* an of the Republican Party, would | think I am worthy of the high of- this would have been! I aviator In the Navy. It was while ' - . - .. The nuc5ti()n ror cach of us , s riding around In one of the govern- what do we really believe? And, mcnl's flying machines on the day what do our lives express? i following an unmentionable night, he said, that he discovered purely by happenstance the one sure cure for a hangover. Silence fell over the laboratory. "Pure oxygen," he said. "That is the stuff. One whiff and I felt as good ns new. Later I checked these results and each time I felt again that life was worth living." And may these prescriptions, cx- mcrry gentlemen, help make your New Year a happy one. At least Why. if this thing was carried to the extreme, you might even nc hearing Radio Moscow broadcasting a message to Marshall from Molotov: "You were right. I was Wouldn't it be wonderful to re- [ wrong. I should apologize." port that Morris Sayrc, new presi- There must be a catch in all this dcut of tlie National Association of Manufacturers, had come to Washington, called in Phil Murray. Bill Green and John L. Lewis, and issued a joint handout announcing world-love stuff, pleasant dream. too. But It's a presidency on a platform of repeal- an 18 1-2 per cent cut in profits and There is no electricity of any kind on 85 out of every 100 farms in thc United Stales. Read Courier News Want. Ads. .1 If you had any dough left after Christmas jrou'r* different. A critic says jazs songs will never dk. But some bands will keep on trying to murder them. IN HOLLYWOOD BY EUSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By Erskine Jnbnson t NEA Staff Correspondent ! HOLLYWOOD. There was consternation in the. Warner studio casting office They needed a barrel-chested man to play the role of William Muldoon. known at the turn of the """----------»•--------"---.------ | Century as the Iron Duke, strongest man in America, for the movie. "My Wild Irish Rose." But thc boys hadcn't yet turned up the right, man. Director David Butler, gceting desperate said. "We need a fellow like George O'Brien." "Yeah." said a casting officer fellow, sadly, "but George is in the Navy. As a mutter of fact. I think heroic on the screen for 20 years. I didn't have to work because (he vent was due. I lold Ihcm I could always go back to wrestling or opening th c door at my wife's Defeats I'jClStJ GOIIIC SO THEY SAY The United States government and not Stale Marshall. wants » real (German) a facade. Secretary of millinery salon." Then George heard about director Butler looking for a "fellow like Georue O'Brien" for the role of William Mulrloon. He made a date to sc e Butler aud Dcnnts Morgan, the slar of thc picture. Ilc'rl Practiced They arranged for a test, and director Butler said. "How long has it been -since you read hues. George?" i "Fiv c years." said George, and If you plan to. be in business 25 years from now it would be wise to Investigate the atom's possibilities today,—Robert M. Hntchlns, chancellor. University of Chicago. 9 * Every youngster can't grow up to be president, and they might as well realize that cold fact. It takes second fiddles, too, to make up & symphony.—Dr. J. Paul Leonard, head, San Francisco Stale College. • • • Communibtvt or no communism, menace or no menace, it is our simple duly as neighbors to take a generous part in helping these great peoples lo help themselves.—Henry L, Sllmson. former secretary of war, s'pcaking on aid to Europe. * • • The intelligence and the caliber of a nation rise only when there Is first a riie tu Ihc Intelligence and caliber of fits ciUrens, And women are more than half of the people of America!—Carol Licberman, university of Michigan. then he yhcepi^hly added, but I've and he was killed up In the Aleutians." bccll p r! , c i| c i,,g a i home." But the report ol George O'- _,,, ck W arncr saw thc test Bricn's death, like Mark Twain's sni[] ..That's the guy." was greatly exaggerated. An agent " A; ' lri (tint's how conic George O'- broughl George thc news that di- Dl ., cn tllc prcw ar cowboy star, is rector Dave Butler was looking plRVt ,, w William Muldoou in "My for a "George O'Brien type." . wj| - (1 J r(sh Ro . sc ." But the role is Action—No Camera 'more than just displaying his bar- Hoi- . . . _ sure that East opened a spade if Noith played the hand at no trump. North and South found the correct contract. When the opening lead of Ihe king of spades held, Rittcr (East) realized that he and his partner probably could do no more than cash the ace and king of spados and king of hearts. North in all probability had the ace of clubs. How could he defeat the contract? Remember that this was rubber bridge. Deciding to try a little strategy, Riltcr led a club and dummy's queen held the trick. The nine of hearts was led from dummy and the finesse taken, and Rilter let it hold thc trick. Now declarer thought he could see a possibility of making six odd on the hand, so he carelessly played the live of hearts, finessed the Mv first an.clr- on bridge'appear- i ten-spot and Hitter's king won. cd in U2G. which makes 1948 my I Now he quickly led a spade and 20LH year as a brid'je writer. Many I he and his partner cashed people ask me where all my hands \ more __spade tricks, defeating come from, and how it is possible to write about a different subject | every day for 20 years. f One reason th;s is possible is that bridge ha.s [-handed a groat deal in 20 years. Whru I first .started '.o n,,jioj,,,1 U llUSUttl » they can't make you feel any worse. Or maybe It'll be best after all If you just turn over and die. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville- Fly William K. McKcnncy America's Card Authority VVrillrn for NBA Service two the: contract one trick. Mrs. C. T. Kramer has returned to Little Rock after spending the holidays with her family. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kleeban have as their guests Mr. and Mrs. A. Gooten of St. Louis. Milton Sternberg is ill at his home on West Main Street. . Mr, and Mrs. R. J. Dodson a'^p son, Joe Bob. have returned from a. visit in Little Rock. George had been back in lywood for six months after serving five years as a lull commander In the Navy. He had :ought five . major campaigns from fog-bound Atlu in the Aleutians, where he was shot in the leg anri reported iug (or three i ouths. to thc sultry beaches on the stepping stones to Japan. George O'Brien had come bnck to Hollywood at 47. a veteran of two world wars. But. ho was thc same trim, \outhful-lookinp CScoiyc i with the barrel chrst.s. thc slim and the bulging bleeps. rcl chest. Gcovge slugs with Dennis, dances a little and docs a great deal of acting. Then come another role in John Ford's "Wild Party." one of those super-westerns. Gcoipc plays a West. Pointer who goes west to fight Indians. Ho. a£cs to 45 at the end of the picture. Toril had thf makeup department gray his rual-black hair and jive him a mnslafhe. Forty-scvcn- yrar-oM GCOTRC just didn't look 45. Considering that George O'Brien Is tlic Icllow wlio starred in that famous classic. "The Iron Horse," •Ills agents took him on the round • 2 o ycar* ago, I think it's all pretty We put out of I he way In the Balkans.—Marshal Yugoslavia. [he powder barrel Tito, premier ot of the studios. Everyone was ama/.ed. "Gcovyc." they .said, "sou don't look a day over'32. How do you do it?" "It's Hie art of living." Gcorsc smiled. "1 don'l worry about things. j You RHYS worry more llisn llic (ollm\s 1 spent" live .vc.irs wilb In amazing. fooler SlMts When the pigmy owl looks backward over his shoulder, two large eye-spots on the back of the head give him thc appearance of starring straight ahead. RFC Executive V !».=> « A K CM 9 4 AKQ4 Rubber—Neither vul. South Wcsl North East 1 # 1 A 2V Pass 3 » Pass 3 ¥ Pass 4V Poss I'nss Pass Opening—(Ik K ' 5 Abrade 6 Gem 7 Chooses 8 Female deer 9 Chinese cily 11 Musical studies 12 Discharge (sufiix) 14 Asteiisks 17F.asl Indies (ab.f Guards who sit at the lighthouse of freedom must not go to sleep. To go to sleep Is to lose freedom. And freedom Is not everlasting.—Attorney General Clark. i "Whai do you want lo do, Gco- :!?<•?" they asked. , 1 "Play good roles In excellent the only crop In Ihe world lhal piclu.cs.' 1 replied George. ; must be wormy In order lo have a Worms Make II Valu;ililc The Mexican Jumping bran Is rile, mci-i ol my hands were on •uiction bridse. When I did write on coiiiract. vliich was then jiHt sctlins slancd. some of luy vcadevs it and said they never would adopt the siliy game. In regard to the hands, they come by mail, Irom umvuamenls. from friends, from people who just drop in at the oificc. Today's hand came Irom John E. Rittcr of Baton Holier, La. It was played in a rub':cr bridge i;amc and combines Mvntr.-.y in both bidding HORIZONTAL 3 Salul.ition 1,5 Pictured < coll -> RFC executive 4 Neither 12 Wireless 13 Assigns 15 Hurry 16 Tell 18 Slice 19 Likewise 21 Mislorluncs 22 Fugue finale 23 Plaster for painting 25 Pointer '26 Poctvy muse 27 Attire 2b Pronoun 29 Either 30 Onc of Cvcladcs 33 Flows 37 Girl's nnme 38 Short ovcr&kirt 39 Clamp •10 Ripped 44 Hindu deity 45 He is chairman 46 Wolf-like 48 Pilch 49 M;ide deeper 51 Staggers 53 Benumbs 54 Capo VERTICAL 1 Prison officer 2 Hussion seaport 20 Small opening 36 Marks 10 Sudden attack 22 Cloud-like 40 Melody 24 Canadian lake 41 Unclose 25 Embrace 42 Frees 30 King of Israel-ft Half on em 31 Redacted -16 Conducted 32 Tenant ,47 Sen eagle 31 Joins SO Parent 35 Emulates 52 Eye (Scot.) 31

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