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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 15, 1947
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BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER Nfe\VS Fftlt)AY, AUGUST 15, 1947 BLTTHKVILLE COUBUB KTWB - - - — aa aecond cam mtur «* tbc SlTtheYUta; ArUMM, «*»* *et of Ooo- -• SUBSCRIPTION RATES: in the crtr «« WytbcwlB* ot*W where ciirter *rrt« to - In advance. What? know ye not th.t your 1*dy • Is the whkh & NAeditotion What? know ye temple »f A* Holy Ghost which is In you, whkh >e'ha« of Gqd, and ye are not your o*nt- l Cor. 6:19. • • * roi of the soul tlie body form doth take, Po, soul Is form, and doth the body make.- Edmund Spenser. The Pity . of it All- The absence of 27,000 auto worker* from their jobs the other day was attributed to a heat wave Hint hit Detroit. The temperature stood at 88. at vioon. Pardon us a moment while we help wipe the sympathetic tears from the eyes of those lucky fellows on mid- western farms who've •nly had to ride combines in 110-pUis heat to mow away hay right under the rafters of the barn. overseas. We -flew in highly vulnerable planes on highly d«ng*roU» missions. H« cratked lip three times. He would have be«n a fool to champion an in- feripr, in which he would have had to. fly himself. . ••••, Such dSscf*p»nci«s »s these tend to Cist doubt oh th« investigttion's purpose. That is a pity, for there is need 'of investigation, but not at the present time- and money-wasting tempo. The senators -might well recall thai President Roosevelt is dead and the war is over. The public debt remains- If there 'are million-dollar frauds, let the mbe uncovered and the guilty punished! But if that is to be done,.there is/no time to spend further weeks in totting up-night club bills arid^puzzling over ?50 gifts to girls. And there is no place for publicity or politics. Who Said a Watched Pot Doesn't Boil> .'juJUMiua; No "Time for Minnow Fishing Senators Owen Bvewster ami Homer & * VIEWS OF OTHERS A Victory for Reason Uninterrupted production, and all tn»l ^that means In Jobs, dividends, cars and Jrucks, make up but the more .Immediate and obvious harvest which Americans should reap from the eleventh- hour agreement • which halted, the scheduled strike at Ford. The whole nroWem of peaceful . and- orderly adaptation by .Industry and labor to the Taft-Hartley Act has been'at stake. The IVjrd-Unlted Automobile Workers understanding makes rational progress possible. A strike would have b*rbed the Issues with conflict and worked against solution. • . ' What has been going O n ( at Tforo nas great significance. Specifically,'It represents the spearhead of a drive by the' win the widest possible contractual exemption from damage suits which the new law permits an employer to file, for work stoppages in v;olatlon of contract. Unions Teel they are rendered mofit vulnerable by the broad wording of the Tall- Hartley Act defining their liability for the acts of their "agents," whether or not fiuch acts are "actually authorised or subsequently ratified." Specifically, Ford seems wjlllng to limit such liability to genuine "wildcat' strikes only, provided the union will agree to use its lull disciplinary powers to halt such walkouts—a posit-on which seems to us commendably lair and clear-headed. Specifically, trie agreement leaves tills issue to a joint committee, phis an bnpartial umpire and direct negotiations If necessary, the decision to be reached within one year and to be binding upon both parties. During this time the company promises not to sile. In broader focus, the question arises as to how much of labor-management differences arc to be removed by such private agreements from the operation of the labor laws. Any general movement by labor and industry to nulljfy the law by this means, r whether voluntarily or forced by either side, would, of course, toe intolerable. Tlie Taft-Hartley Act itself, however, would seem to bar any such development. lit strikes vitally endangering tlie public health anH safety, tile President may take action without regard to private contracts. Against a large nurntoer ot acts defined as "unlalr labor practices"—which include tactics tuch as secondary Boycotts and sympathy ' strikes which directly affect third parties—tlie National Labor Relations Board may move in spite of any labor-management agrccmenl.<> lo the contrary. So far (in tlie Ford case as well as in the coal "contracts"), what has been attempted has been limited to the question of how disputes over contract violations shall be resolved: whether by recourse to tlie courts, or to the NfjRB, or toy sonic, procedures agreed to.In advance by the two parties lo the contract. Extension of the law to bar such agreements slrould be contemplated with caution. The Implications are very broad. Indeed. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Smuts Believes That the Veto Will VV reck the United Notions Ferguson are men of distinguished records. Mr. Ferguson is a former judge and law professor who was fin able and militant crusader in the cause of justice. Mr. Brewster, also a lawyer, v/as formerly governor of Maine and has 1 a notable reputation as a public servant, in and out-oil the Senate. ' But these gentlemen are going to have to hustle if tlie Senate investigation of war expenditures which they are now running winds up to lie enhancing their prestige. In fact,' they wftlbe fortunate if they can make the public-forget the ineptitudes of their first attempt. Anyone who had even a distant bleacher-seat view of war production in this country must have known that public money was flung aroxlml high, wide and handsome in entertaining government bigwigs and smallwigs. Maybe it wasn't right, but it happened. Nobody knows what the total bill for parties, junkets, and so on came lo. Suppose it was §10,000,000, which we doubt. That sum would lie a little more than the average hourly cost of the war to the United Stales government —every hour from Pearl Harbor to the Japanese surrender. It would seem then that the wisest thing this committee could do would be. to go after the big ones, and not fish for minnows. Combing unfitted and extravagant-looking war contracts will take a. long time. Irregularities in -?6QQ expense accounts and money spent on "party girls" may make spicy reading, but there is not time for such detailed investigation. Senators Brewster and Ferguson couldn't finish the job in the thorough manner in which they started if they lived to b« 100. Republicans, Democrats and every other American political breed might well ask why the senators started where they did? And why did these two able lawyers permit extravagant forecasts and promises to go "unrefut- ' ed? It was said that President Roosevelt okayed the unfilled Howard Hughes contracts. It was said that Elliott Roosevelt "forced them down the throats" of Army authorities. Testimony at the hearings proved no such thing. ; f The President's son admitted his indiscretion in accepting large gifts from for. Hughes. Unquestionably *in- could be found where others equally indiscreet. Mr. Roosevelt's Was in forgetting that, In his the slightest misstep be Mf*m up out of all proportion. TV inveiticatinr senators Hr, Roosevelt's *mr record in Uwt, for favors received, he Awartc. «us m»de two «««n«i»e «*tri. 'to «M*e an inferior photo wcoir *"*"* ** *** bHteimenl « th * * OTlrt - <** Us i^^ «MU to ttw «s»se»* «f th* difnlly or man, the cltmui <« tne Amy. SMOtt ^^ ^^ * a* technique of mata production. •^^.V**" ">* Bkttlt of the ^it JtfeMMn, President, Motion Picture Pro 'i*,,™™t h»v« a soft job I dw««, nw. Rivalry Starts in GOP Camp Over No. 2 Spot On Ticket in 1948's Big Presidential Campaign By PETKR EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Aug. 15. (NEA) —A Republican political spat that developed in the last, hectic rush of the last session of Congress Involved Speaker Joe Martin of Massachusetts and Charlie Halleck of Indiana, majority leader ol the House. The two had worked as a team throughout most of the session, trying lo jam through the GOP program. But In the closing weeks they came to a parting of the ways on what .the program should be. On several major Issues in party conferences, Martin overruled Halleck and Halleck. boiled. Supporters of the two 'Immediately took sides. Halleck men'-Interred that the naming of Martin as .successor to the President had given- him ideas that he might be Lhe No. 1 Republican darkhorse at next year's convention, or at lenst that this would give Martfn the for the vice-presidential nomination if- some senator should outrank him for first place, on the ticket.- The vice-presidential nomination is something that Halleck has cov- ettd. Martin supporters therefore Insisted that the only thing worrying Halleck was the fear that he might be cut out ot second- place en the ticket. After the several stonny Republic.-!- leadership cmi- fcences, Martin ; nd Halleck the spHe.s were inclined to .scoff any idea the'-n VR*. a feud. £ut rivalries like this will be when Congress i CUPS. INFLATION RIDES THE RODS Railroad executives fear that they're going to be hit harder by he new John L. T^owis coal '.vigc contract than anybody elso. Rall- onds mo the 'number one eoal con- iiimer of the country and' t>-c number two steel consumer, being .second only to tlie auto industry. Nov/ being arbitrated is a wage demand on railroad management for a 20 per cent increase for the 17 non-operating brotherhoods- If granted in lull, it would cost the roads $524 million a year, plus $46 million in social security taxes. Railroads now have pending before the ICC requests'" Tor freight' rate ncreascs ot 25 per cent for the eastern roads, IS per cent for south and west. A'agf; This is to cover past Assistant. Secretary of State Wiliam Benton still maintains his permanent residence in Pairfielc County. Conn. This is flie Nc\\ Sunday School ! Lesson BY WILLIAM E. GJtROY. I>. D. The advice concerning strong drink, In my Judgment, Is lo leave 11 alone. I'm not a "temperance crank." I have been a total abstainer all WV life, but rm neither aiwlogetlc, nor Pharisaic, about It. I'm not phari- salc about it, for I know that plenty of bstter /men tlion I am are not totai abstainers. I'm not apologetic about it, much as some 'pecj- l>'.e think that In certain circles liiey must apologize for not drink- 'ing, because total abstinence lias never done me any harm, nor so far as I have observed has it ever done anybody else any harm. On the other hand I have seen strong drink do plenty of harm to plenty of pea- le. There is, of course, a distinction between total abstinence and te;n- porance, or moderation, and it foolish iiot to recognize it. But tlie line between temperance and In- tempcrance in drinking is very thin Intemperance is such a curse. ££ accompanied with evil and tragedy that I think there is an advantage being completely free Ironi, i not actually against, a corrmxxUli and a traffic that utiquestionabb has serious aspects for insny Indi viduals and liolues, and'tor society Whatever we think' of the* thing;; today, there Isn't much question whore the Bible stands. Its denunciations and its warnings in the matter of strong drink «rc muny and explicit. The Scripture passages in our lesson make this _ plain. "Wine, is a mocker; strong drink is raging:' and whosoever is deceived thereby k is not wise." Modern, as well as ancient, experience bears that out. Strong drink lias .made fools of some otherwise veiv able and wise men. The Bible warns, by example, as ~ well as by precept. Back In 1919, ut .Grand Rapids, Mich., during a kneeling of the Congregational National Council, I heard the late Dr. Charles E. Jefferson, famous minister .of Broadway Tabernacle in New York, preach a masterful sermon on Noah for the postwar world. He described a world washed clean by the flood, old landmarks gone, a great chance to build anew, tui in that day of opportunity Noah got drunk. It was a partible for that world, emerging from World War I. It is n parable for our world of today, emerging from World War II. Ihe problems and evils of our postwar world are not all associated with strong drink, but ii is not a sooer world that is facing them. We have been hearing a lot 'of late about our inadequately supported schols and our inadequately ipaid school teachers, but as a (Edltor's note: Prime Minister an Christlaan Smuts of the Union f South Africa canceled several mporlant appointments to receive United Press Staff Correspondent .*roy Keller. In an hour-long in- ervlew, the south African elder talesman expblned his views on vorld' affairs, and the part Wl^lch is rich nation will play In them.) By LEROV KELLER (United Press Staff Correspondent) (World Copyrieht, 1917, By The United' Press) PRETORIA, Soulh Africa, Aug. 15. (UP) — Field Marshal Jan 3hristiaan Smuts, 75-year-old prime minister of the million of South Africa, said yesterday that the veto 1 will wreck the United Nations Western civilization, he declarel will be saved by America's offer <f> assist Europe rehabilitate its shattered economy. • * "The Marshal. Plan can no', f.iU — it will not fall," Smuts asse'-t«d with deep convie'lon. "Othelwls.', the world laito ;>.nd we en«r another dark rxrird." The soldier-statesman, one of the trainers of tho UN charter at San Francisco, compared the world organization'.'; beginning with the launching of a ship in fair seas —. only to be wrecked upon a rock. "That rock is the veto," Smuts said- . ' •Tne prim? minister received this correspondent In his huge office in'the Union liuildiug. Smuts' gestures and WOK'E made it clear that he was deeply disturbed by tho present tendency of the world to divide into Er.stern and Western blocs. "The misfortune Is that the Soviet world is being built up as an enclosure behind the burners of iron curtains," Smuts said. "There is no evil intent in this. It Is their way. ' "The West believes in freedom York suburban area which is supposed to have been the origina sc"ene lor adventures related in UK, naughty test-seller, "Hecate Coun ty. " Recently Dcnton's office wa. raked over the congressional coal: for having o copy of this work 01 the shelves of one of Ihe U. S " rein: ions"* libraries a- brpnd. v - Ex-Congrcsswoman Clare Boothc Luce, who also lives in Pairficld County, Conn., has told Benton that all his neighbors are down on him for {letting their community such bad publicity. Benton says the worst part of it is that his investl- ation shows that the U S. govern- nent never bought a copy of the ook in the lirst place. How it got 'ii the shelf of the U. S. library an't be explained. STEELK MAY BE INVESTIGATED Tables have now turned on \Valer S. Steele, chairman of the Na- ional Security Committee of the Coalition of Patriotic Societies, vho wns first witness before recent. Un-American Affairs Committee hearings. Congressman A- .lolph J. Sabntli of Chicago has demanded that stecle himself' be investigated for alleged pro r Nazi sympathies and connections. Stcele war, 'not one of the 28 indicted for sedition during the war, but the Coalition of Patriotic Societies with which he is connected was named as one of the, organizations formed by the defendants to further their program Court decision to dismiss the sedition trial will bo considered on appeal by the Supreme Court at its next session. Sen Robert A Tuft of Ohio and ;ien. Joseph C. O'Mahoney of Wyoming were arguing about tho effect of the new rent control bill. "All the money that goes into rpiit increases." sal<l Taft. "will be spent by the landlords to improve their property, nnd it will all /get back in circulation." O'Mahoney smiled. "What the people we are spending more na- in its widest implications" Tlie Marshall plan, Smuts felt, was the foundation that, will lead to other plans which will reconstitute "God's world." He believed Europe will be "salvaged." Other poin'.-j made by Smut'! during the interview were: 1. South Africa will contribute her .part .toward the total cost of European recovery. 2. Abuse of the veto is holding back atomic evieigy development to the disadvantage of all mankind. 3 South Africa has plenty of uranium, but is not mining it at the present. 4. He will not attend the United Nations Geneva! Assembly in New York in - September because of problems on the homo front. Smuts believed that everything possible must be done to lower tariff barriers and to encourage trade. Somewhat proudly, he pointed out tint South Africa has one of the lowest tariffs in the world. He said he was vitally interested tioiially for: string drink than we I in the Paris meetings of the coin- arc for education. As long, as that | mittees now working out details of . , is true, can we be said to be Adequately prepared for world leadership? •It, is time that we faced the hq- uor question, with calmness- and .moderation if you .will, but with cmmoii sense and courage. Too nauy are saying in this' matter, Evil, be thou my good." senator means " said, "is that the tenant will be Iwttcr off if the landlord spends hi:, money for him than if the ton.-ml gets to spend it himself ' for something else." IN HOLLYWOOD BARBS BY HAL COCHKAN v Ideas are those little things that always work better when you do. » » » A man stole IM pounds ol meat from an Ohio deep frfrtr concern—«nd now K in the cooltr for SODM- tit* to come. Tlie kids soon will see that some fruit growers' troubles come In pears. It's hard to Imagine anybcdy having saved enough for all the rainy days we've Mid Ihh summer. Being on the lew! helps you to rise In your own estimation. SO THEY SAY $>*<!-£ - ••f \ i. • I Oo not believe the next war will be fought primarily »s » st» and air war. It Is my convtc- U«i th»t UK frouixJ soldier must go in to hold the (rtmnd. You can't get away from H.—Adm. Chnter W. Nhrttz, chief ot n»v»l operations. BY ERSKINF. JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Gharlcs Boy-ay was telling me that this "Oome wiz me to the Cahs-bah" business is a lot of hooey. "I never said it." said Sharlcs on the "Mortal Coils" set. The "Mortal Colls," as we've said before, has nothing to do with the way they used to refer to Shirley Temple in Brooklyn. It is heavy drama about a wife-poisoning suspect. The "Conic wiz me", business is the inevitable snapper or Boyer numickers. And there are as ulai.y Boyer mimickers on radio, stage, screen, at night clubs, clambakes and parlor parties as there were flying s*uc«rs a few weeks agri. 'Boytr imitations, in fact, became an international iilfUclion if not an institution after "Algiers." 'But," »ys Boyrr, "In that iiic- T I never s»id, *C'om« wii me lo the Casbah' becaiisr 1 was al- md; in the Casbah, so there vas no pturr fur ihe Hne." LI. PERFECTLY LEGAL Boyer, of the big brown fawn yes and the sexy voice, said he has tolerant altitude toward iho wid.;- pread imitations. He cheerfully igns three to 10 clearances a month or persons wanting to IqiHatc him. Not all his miinlckcrs bother to obtain legal permission, but the tno- •ies, stage and radio, financially •ulnerable and traditionally cynical alee no chances of lawsuits from anybody, including Boyer. 'Some of the imitations arc pnn- t.y good as I see them." he said 'some are terrible." Most of 'tin Uilnk that all it takes is a king- size French accent and, that line about the Casbah, which he never said. The Boyer Imitation Boyer en- Joyed the most was by Peter Lind Hayes. "Hay« KM so jood," said Itoy- CT, -OtMt I C^BHHH »PpU«;l. I fell like it wo«M be applauding k««»«* ••••*<!••••••••• around that Bergen has turned le- itimatc actor ta role minus Charlie n "-I Remember Mania") and that '. am through. They also -said I've worried my.self so thin I can sloop n a pencil-sharpener. Let me say ['m enjoying just dandy health and am as happy as the [lay I killed :ny irst woodpecker." POLITICAL NEWS Telegram from Jack Parr: "If Hawaii finally becomes our 49th state, this nie.ins the Mag will have 48 stars and a pineapple." .Orson Welles appraised a foot- liitfh statuette of himself in clay for "Macbeth." thrn soberly picked up a scalpel and flattened out his stcmacli. The only time in his career, I guess, that Orson has over cut his part. Vrra Vague is buck in town with a fancy New Vork wardrolii'. She no longer wants to Ix* krimvn as a zany comic httt as 11 \vr1l- drCESOd coini'dirnrir. Producer Seymour whenever they successfully execute a squeeze. Squeeze plays are not too diffi cull when you sec them, but thcj are difficult to recognize in actua play. .Many writers have atte:nplcc to establish a formula for the correct handling of a squeeze piny Sometimes Uie early developtnc-n o the play will tip you off to Hit possible squeeze. \f " '"* * i J A A7« V J 10 9 8 »72 *8 U3 2 4 < : ' Tournai South > 1 + F 2 N. T. P 3* F 5» F Opening In today's k 5 2 '-ff ?AQ7 ' > AK JOS &QJO . J N 4J1093 W F V6432 " s E •Q1084 Dealer * '" ^ *KQ84 V K5 J »G3 A *AK1074 - rf nent — Neither vul. ' Vest North East ass 2 4 Pass ass 3 4> Pass ass 4 N. T. Pass ass €N.T. Pass — VJ. -=* 15 hand declarer won th '5 Years Ago In Blytheville — Mrs. R. I. 'Haley wns hostess tb Vivrteen members of the Dorcas Sunday jSchool class 'of First Baptist Church at iier home. Following -\ devotional by Mrs. Alva Wert the wstess conducted the business meeting. An ice scoursc was served. 'Meeting with Amy Ruth Morris yesterday the Etude Music Club gave a program oil Sousa. Hunter Hal and Alice Jo Hester were co-hos and hostess. The former as leade gave a resume of Sousa's life ant works. Winifred Crawford conduct ed the business meeting and It wa decided to study Mozart at the near session. monds. Poor East! If he let go the ten of spades to protect the queen-ten of diamonds, Soutli's king and ei'iht of spades would lie e°od. If he threw away the ten of diamonds to protect tlie spades, declarer could Europe's resources and needs under the American proposal ol assistance. "When we know what the plan is, then we will know what we can contribute.'" he. -said. "South frica will do its part. Others will elp America In the great task of ecrinstruction." The United Pirty of which Smuts ; leader faces an election next 'ear. and he feels that he cannot eave the Union now to attend the New . York meeting of the United Nations. In excellent health and full of vigor, he plans to stand for reelection and to continue as prime minister until either death or tho will of the people intervenes. Smuts lives on a farm 10 miles from Pretoria at the village of Ireme. He said that 62 years ago he climbed to the top of the hill on which the government buildings now stand and looked out over the wilderness of the broad valley below. "Here one <lay will be built the capital of South Africa," he told himself. cash dummy's king-jack of diamonds. One of the first rules to remember in connection with the squeeze play is to conserve a card of entry into either hand. Biophysicist Antmrr f« Prcvlvn* paging Katharine Hepburn for the o)M ., ul ig heart lead with the king. Helen role In Thomas Wolfe's "Look all(] stnltet i to run the club suit. On Homeward, Angel." . Joan Les- Note from Charlie McCarthy: •There Is an ugly rumor goina lie wanted to know exactly what lo do a love scene with Jimmy Craig in "Northwest Stampede." "A\l you have to do for this shot." said Director Al Rogcll, "is Fit thorc and sex." McKENNEY™ ^NMBRIDGE Formula for Proper Playing of Squeeze HV \VM. F,. McKTNNF.Y America's Card Authority Written'-t»r NEA Sfrvtce (All bridge writers probably receive more squeeze plays than any other type of hand, because players art quite proud, and Justly so, the second club trick East showed out. discarding a heart. Now < IT knew that East was going to try to protect spades and diamonds. Soulh proceeded to cash Ihe remaining clubs, discarding the nine and five of diamonds from dummy. East lei go the eight of diamonds, showing his partner a high diamond — not necessarily a. wise disclosure, as it told declarer not lo take the diamond finesse. SouWs next play was a smal 1 diamond lo dummy's king. A spadi was led from the board and Eas nut on the nine-spot, from whicl declarer surmised that East hole the Jack and ten. The queen forced West's ace, and another heart cam back. Declarer won this with th queen and cashed the ace of hearts Dummy now was down to the fiv of spades and the king-Jack of dla monds while declarer had the king eight of spades and three of dia 3 Conducted 4 Preposition 5 Equipment \ 6 Meat dish 7.Type measure 8 Male swan 9 Colors 10 Quiver . HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured biophysicist 11 Moon goddess 12 Love affairs 14 Mouth ward 15 Wnr god 18 Vegetable j 19 Bog JS II Divans 20 Realities r ^-, UBeglr. 22 Small (Scot.) 16 Runic (ab.) 23 Any 17 Diminutive 24 Parent suffix 25 Plural ending 20 Tufts 27 Either 21 Time 28 Dries ' measures 30 Map Z4 Combine , 32 Art (Latin) 26 Swerves '5 33Greose 29 Operated 34 Cooking stove 3G Lacks 39 Near 40 Hebrew deity 41 Doctor ot Science (ab.) 42 Exclamation 43 Nod N 45 Steps 50 One-spot 51 Among 53 Musical instrument 54 Italian town 55 Harangue 57 He Is an authority on 59 Grants 60 Daub ; VERTICAL £ ICtlm 31 Beverage 46 Pedal digits 34 Collar 47 Jewish month 35 He is honorary 48 Butterfly vice-chairman 49 Reverends of emergency (ab.) j. committee of 50 Continent '^i scientists 52 Father ' 37 Physician 54 Compass point 38 Gloss 5G Down 44 Metal thread 58Not (prefix)

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