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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1947 NEWB MOLD. «»»<>•» !"^~BUiNrUle. ArtouaM, under »et ol Ooo- cre«. Octofer * 1M». _^____ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: t)» aw « Blytbevllle or any »*>"* canter tenrta li m»b»- to »*r»ne«. But i' 'preferred to do nothing without your consent lii order that your goodness might not be by compulsion' Wit- of your own free will. Philemon 14. , > ' • '..•" • ' Laws curb evil but do not make goodness. Still Under Fire The Veterans- Administration -'Ims warned its central pffice emi'l<>>' cs not to run for exit's at quitting lime, since several persons have been injured in the rush. It has cautioned them of the dangers of'-leaiiing too far back in /Swivel chairs, especially when they hnvc pins or paper clips in tTieir mouths. Let those who thought thewar wns over note this. The Battle of Washington. continues, as fraught with peril as as ever. ..•as removaj of price controls they had a lot to say abont'frre enterprise, (he law of supply and demand, and so on. A lot of us believed them, and still )>elieve what they said is true. Rut industry and agriculture generally have failed to prove their own contentions, And they can't honestly ask the unions to take the «ntire rap for this failure. The philosophy of all-tlie-lraftic- wili-bear is not only selfish but stupid. If Mr. Clark's anti-trust sleuths discover conspiracies to )>erpelii;tle that philosophy, if they can make tjieir charges slick in court, and if the courls slap rnuximum fines, and jail sentences on the offenders, \ye think there will bo loud cheers throughout the land. We also have a feeling Umt Ihe rush Inward inflation might slow down. The Second Battle of Britain Time for Q Crackdown From time to time in the past, yenr and a half, President Tt'iiman has urged industry, business and agriculture to put the brakes on rising prices, for Iheir own sakes as well as the couir try's. He has cited obvious dangers and warned of inevitable results. But his pleas have largely gone unheeded. There have been Newburyport Plans and buyers' resistance, but they have not accomplished much. Retailers and consumers, with the best of intentions, could not hold down prices without the help of wholesalers and producers. Now Attorney General Clark has told the Anti-trust Division of the Justice Department to see if conspiracies are at the root of rising prices in food, clothing and housing, and to crack down if they are. This seems to us a necessary.- action—too long . delayed, perhaps,; but welcome nevertheless. With the price problem as complex as it is, it is too much to expect that these, conspiracy investigations will turn' up a complete answer. But it will be surprising if the drive does not uncover a good many instances of collusive price-fixing. There is too much suspicious evidence to let one believe that . the search will be fruitless. At the same time that Mr. Clark's order was issued, there came a request from the CIO Pull Employment Committee for President Truman to call Congress into special session to restore price controls. Failing that, the committee asked that the President call together industrial, labor and agriculture leaders to work out a voluntary price-reduction program. It is doubtful that either suggestion would produce the desired result. The present Congress is obviously in no mood to recreate an OPA. And if it were, there is serious question whether it would work any better than its predecessor did in its. dying days, human cupidity, being what it is. As for the round-table ^meeting sponsored by government, there have been such meetings before. The conference which was to launch reconversion in an atmosphere of. lab.or-nianagement peace wound up with labor and management throwing recriminations at each other across the conference table. A repeat performance at a price reduction meeting is easy to imagine, especially since the CIO committee has ex- pre«Md itself as favoring price controls but no wage controls. Mr- Clark's drive, on the other hand, should have much popular support. The public is not only sick to death of high prices but also more than a little fright- T ened. Savings are being dissipated. Full employment and high wages don't mean too much with the present-day eo«t »f living. Whin,many spokesmen of industry ••jl^HrtUjltiiii w*r* «iMMriMg for the ''•i V '• ••'' ;> , ( . . VIEWS OF OTHERS A Dollar-an-Hour Worker The "Every-man-a-king" and the "t50-cvery- Thursday" crackpots would never admit it in this world, but the fact remains lhat when employers raise wages they eppect—and they have that rights-production to increase, otherwise employers mast absorb the loss unil, despite contentions to the contrary, not many are able to do so. So it's, passed on to consumers. Citing the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Institute of life Insurance.says the majority of wage earners in manufacturing are now making $1 an hour or more for the first lime In the nation's history, providing one Indication of the great rise in wage rates since the war. However, says the Institute, the (mulled benefits of this development lo Individual and lam-" lly life and to the nation's economy us a whole ! remain in large part unrealized. For wage rises to date have not as yet been accompanied by the Increase in productivity which is the basic antidote ror wage-price spirals. As to productivity, "authoritative estimates" are that worker production on an overall basts is Just about where It was in 19U9. Thus tiic wage rises during; the war, aiid since, their Impact on production costs and the price level, have not as yet met any offset from increased output per man hour. Today the need of Increased productivity is greater than ever belore. continued domestic shotages, plus the tremendous needs abroad, are maintaining the inflationary pressures built up during the war and since, near- tfieir peak levels. Furthermore, the public debt is greater than It has ever been and the peacetime cost of government in the future Is certain to remain several times that or pre-war. "Thus." says the Institute, "from (he point of view of the well- being of the individual, the nation, and the world as a wliole, the traditional characteristics of hard work and thrift are the only ways the situation call be met." Work and tolerance arc the answers to most of our economic problems. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Sordid Scenes Greet Newsman Seeking Cold Facts on India U.S. Running $1,000,000£00 In Red Annually While Trying to Make a Democracy in Germany BARBS BY RAL CGCHKAN It's hard for some girls to keep away from cigarets, according to a doctor. Unless they get one of those long holders. • * * . People who contend airplanes are safer than antes likely »rc Pedestrians. » » • America is turning out the best jaxy. musicians, says nn orchestra leader. Yeah, and Ihc worst stay here. * •? • you'd think some people took lessons running amuck instead at an auto. « » » It looks as if folks who buy coal this winter are going to dig deeper than the miners. By PETER EDSON NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Auf. 21. <NEAI —When young Brig.-Gen. Charles £ takes over as assistant Secretary of Stale for Occupied Areus. lie will assume policy-making responsibility for a military govcrin.nent that Is currently running over SI billion a ye'ar 'In the red. This billion is the present cost or u. S. occupation In enemy countries. It is divided roughly one- third for Germany, one-third r for Japan, the rest, for Austria bnd Korea. AH Salt/man will have to do In the next few years is try to iiqui- jlflte the business or come as close as he ciln t« making it break even. It's a terrific job even for a vice president of the New York Stock Exchange, which is what Saltzman gave up to come to Washington. Por the |xist few weeks, he Jias been sitting In with the tircsent Assistant Secretary, Maj.-Oen. John H. HilUiring, who is resigning Sept 1. "Pretty soon," says HiUdi-lng. "I'll be able to look at mis thing objectively." He has been in it up to bis ears for over five years. In the Wnr Department, before he moved to State, he shaped policies for the first U. S. military government in occupied ureas. Looking back on the record, he can point to the fact that ;he. United States has stuck to tlie same objectives all the way through. This was to try to make the enemy countries into democracies. The methods of trying to achieve that objective have been changed f-om time to time — from the oriRinal directive lOin, to Ihe Potsdam de- duration, to the Byrnes Stuttgart l>olicy, ot the recently revised 10G7 iincl on to the Marshall p;a-i now being worked out. KTAKT TOWARD DEMOCRACY General Hllklring believes lhat the II. S. eon take pride in the lact lhat the governments or 'he American zones ill Germany. Austria. Japan and Korea are most successful and most popular with Ihe people. They have not yet been made into democratic citizens in the American lufianing of the tenn. but they have 'freedom such as they never knew: and tneir education Tor democracy is taking hold. There comes a time, however, .when military government wears out. General MacArthur has been doing some talking on that in Japan. He puts the time liinii between three and-, five years. That yojiits.Ui2.t!)e' n££d of two things. First, .shifting government of the occupation zones from military to civilian control. That is now being worked on.'In. due time the State Department will take over this job from the War Department, though Army police will remain. Second peace treaties will: done to build up the German economy. The problem is economic first political second. It becomes a po litical p-roblem — ho.v to handle communism — only if Ihe busines life of Germany is allowed U collapse completely. MORE COSTS. MORE CONTROL Management of the two combined zones, to make them self-sup porting by 1951, was set up on a 50-50 basis. If the British want the U. S. to pay more of the costs —and indications seem to point that way — that will raise tiie issue of 'whether the U. S. will have proporti^ greater control. Only good would come of that, for it would speed up the recovery of Germany by breaking production bottlenecks and putting Am-/ lean policies and inanagc-ment over lagging German industries. The French, in the long run, are expected to come along. French leaders nre still makhn: spent-ties against revival of German industry — for political pin-poses. In the desire to liquidate the = th/ makine of costly American occupation of Ger- Jauan and Ge?- ! many, there may be some no'«- de- 1 Japtm ^ nd Oe mand here at home to turn the to rhe Jap treaty is not expected J°» «J*™^*^™ cause great ' difficulty, because to tllc French. Thej in Japan the U. S has major control. If Russia ..doesn't want to go along, the other Allies can make eeparale |>cace. German peace Is something else again. The Big Four foreign ministers meet in London in November for another attempt at writing u treaty for all ot Germany. In the meantime, much can be Surope over have done own zone. It a good job in their is self-supporting. But any thought of turning the Ruhr over to the French is out All that , would mean would be the bleeding of Germany. That would thro.v the German people into an alliance with the Russians. That would mean the collapse of nil Europe. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••* j IN HOLLYWOOD ; • - * • ••••••••••• * * ••••»•• ••••••••*•••••••••« !• * 9 •••••• SO THEY SAY I do not think that the present race lor Germany's love Is at all wise. On no account should the western powers assume that In a war with Russia, Oeni\any would be ^n ally ol Hie western powers.—Thomas Mann, German author. * • * You't force Russia any more than Russia can force us. If it Is going to be a mailer of force and propaganda ; we both lose.—Sen. ElUcrt Thomas tDi of Utah. • » • TJicre arc some 5,000,000 Communists or member* of th« communist bunds In the United States. The Communists are puslilng for creation of a major, third political party.—Waller S. Sleek, chairman National Security Committee, American Coalition of Patriotic Societies, » » » Only U tjie United Stales is prepared to maintain wgrjd peace by adequate military force If necessary can we hope to stave olf world catastrophe.—Owen J. Roberts, former Supreme Court Justice. • • • Nations demanding aid from America must not spend their resources maintaining armies. —S*n. Tom Connally (D) of Texas. * » » Indirect wars are already in prajrt*s at different points of our continent and If we let these r!v»lrle« feiter, It Is us, the old Europe, who will disappear.—French Premier Paul Ram- BY EKSKINF. JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. 'Alls. 21. IN'EA) — Janet Blair just doesn't believe in Hollywood tradition, I guess. She's working in <i costume picture over at Columbia stiulin in a wig and heavy gowns :md all this August heat, and she'i fainted yet. •iBut movie queens always faint on a costume <picturc. It's tradition." "Baloney," saiil .land. "I'm not one of those dames who is so dieted down that she fainis every fifth step she tJikt-s." The role, a blonde princess op- RQsite Louis Hayward In "The Black Arrow." is a switch (or Janet, Ihc former band singer \\~.\o always has played flip modern gals. Bill the long blonde wig ami all clothes in oil this hi-at an- KClting her down. S_hc lifted up a heavy woolen skirt. "I*K>k," she said, "unrtrr- ncath—'14 i>ctiicoals." MITCHUM TO SING Short Takes: Tamara Totimi- nova. the ballet Mar. will soon l)e suing writer Casey Robinson lor a divorce. . . . Edna Ske'.lon. ex-wife of Red. and director Frank Hoiz.ige ore straining at the . . . Bob Mitchuni will sing opjxwite Lorelta Young in "Rachel." He says "It's n perfect role for Nelson Kd- dy." And maybe that's why HKO had such a tough Job talking him into taking the part. Irene Dunne is headed tor Hawaii before slip takes that South American Jaunt. . . . Rol>ert Younj* is investing some of his dough lam: he lias plenty) in mi outfit manufacturing fnrm machinery. To ^row more corn? . . . Greer Gar.son gets Joel McCrea as her next leading man. • » » Rudy Vallec Is storming at the front office at nKO. He wants nothing but heavy rolej from now on. Wants lo emulate Dick Pow- Auff. 27 for a holiday and then they will play in Ihc Sept. 15 golf tournament there. Meanwhile. Paramount is Irsting Marilyn Maxwell for King's feminine costar in "A Connecticut VanKee." EXPORT FILM BAN Hollywood's ban on $2f» million only two pairs out of fifleen reached a six contract. One. pair arrived at seven diamcntis. and although they got one grxxl break in the drop of the douhleton queen and jack or diamonds, the unfortunate club distribution prevented Ihem from making seven. This pair later agreed lhat Ihe contract should not have been played at sex-en diamonds. North shauId have taken Ihe contract to seven spades, because lie knew from the jump bid of live clubs RY ROBERT C. MILtER United Press SUff Correspondent AMRITSAR, India, Aug. 21. (UPJ —Tliis is not a story to be read by those witli weak stomachs. It is an attempt to put down on aper something of the horror and e stench' and the bestiality that left in the wake of India's strife 'tween rival religious groups. Do not read beyond this point if i- charred smell of half-burned idles offends your nostrils. Do not mtinue with this dispatch If your omach rolls at such sights as that a bare-ribbed yellow dog gnaw- g on the remains of a human igh bone. The story of Amrit-'jar is not a. •etty one. It is likely to disturb ersons who go to bed at night be- ween cool, clean sheets and sink to contented, unbroken sleep af- r an hour's reading of what pass- i for a "horror 1 mystery book from ic lending library. iBut, as Uiey say in the East, hat hapjiened — happened. And lis is what happened in AinriLsar, irlier. this year a thriving textile ty or 500.0QJ population. Northwest f -New Delhi, populated by three [ India's chief communal groups— le Sikhs, the Hindus and the Mas- ems. Last week the communal riots r hich have plagued teeming India ke a spiritual pestilence broke out. gain, spreading from city to city ke a raging forest fire. Flamirtg Arrows Fly .A-mritsar. already a tinder box rom dozens of rials earlier in the ear, was hit again. In Aniritsar the Sikhs and Hindus re a majority—the Moslems a mi- lority. The Sikhs, tall, bearded ighliijg men, IcU'on the Moslems with primitive fury. They burned, hey killed, they ra]>ed and pillag- d. Before the horror was done ut east hair the city lay in ruins—-a harred, stinking mess. Today it is .till charred and stinking and the ires are still burning in places. But most ot them have burned themselves out and for the moment the lassion that started the holocaust las' burned low, too. But at the height of the trouble Aniritsar resembled an inferno, led Sikhs, their black bpards awry and their eyes glazed with inger, fired showers of f taming, oil- soaked arrows into the squalid. J-im- jackedr blocks of buildings, setting whole areas ablaze. No one will 'ever know how many Indians perished in '//.irilsar. "There was one lurid blessing. Ths raging" fires did Ihe job which is illy done in India by the burn- •ghats they cremated hundreds of bodies;"thus minimizing the .danger, that plague would follow- fire, murder and iiiillage. RMr Through Littered Streets I would'like to take you on a jeep-ride through lAmrltsar today — if you think you can take it. It is best L to .put ^ handkerchief over your nostrils. That will keep out tome,—.not nil—ot the stench. " s^ in- most Oriental citie.s the streets are-.iiarrow, winding and dirty under tlie best- of conditions. Today; Ihe sick, sweet smell of human /lesh'rotting in the hot sun hangs over the area like a Miasma. In some places it is hard to pick out the streets' in the wasteland of charred ruin, fallen bricks and masonry. It. is such' a desert as was left -by the thousand-plane U. S. Air Force fire raids in Germany. Mrs. Walker H. Baker has gone | some sights etch themselves into to Hartford, Kan., for a visit witlvjy Ou j. niemory. The yellow dog, chew- Th« DOCTOR SAYS By WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN, M.I>, Written for NKA Service When Joint cartlleges wear out. In middle and late life, the Ixmes and ligaments near the affected joints become Inflamed, resulting in a form of chronic rheumatism known as osteo-arthritls. There Is no cure for these changes, although much can be done to relieve the painful symptoms. Osteo-aithritls Is essentially an aging process and women commonly levelop It after the menopause. Men engaged In physical labor nr sports get it in the joints they use mast. It is more common in heavy people because of the extra pounds •heir joints must cany. Poor posture ultimately results In osteo- irthrills, as incorrect sitting or standing causes extra wear on tho caiiillages in the lover brick re- lion. Walking Improperly because of an old fracture produces joint changes in the affected limb or in other parts of the body. First sign mat osleo-arlhri;in/is developing is a slight joint' stiffness. Pain may become fairly con- stunt us the enlarged Joints crackle when moved. The dlsoasa most often occurs in the hips, knee, spine and ringers. " Patient.'; with osleo-arthritis do not show signs of gc-nerai illness, like the victims of rheumatoid artl|- ritis. ' although It is possible to have both varieties of m-Uirltis at the same time X-ray examination or patients with osteo-artbriiis reveals that the ends of the bones, which make up the joint, are closer together because of the thinning of .the cartilage. OVKKWK1.GHT PATIENTS LIMP Type of disability from osteo- artlnitis depends on the joints which . are affected. As the majority or patients are overweight they limp because their knees and hips have worn out cartilages. Whei one hip is involved, pain develops along the course or the sciatic nerve, contusing the condition will sciatica. When the hands are af reeled, small thickenings develpi on the fingers which, at first, are tender and swollen but later art mainly disfiguring. Patients with osteo-arthrlti should not expect their joint de formitics to disappear followini treatment. Fain .and stiffness in the joints of overweight patient will improve after weight reduc lion. Resting the affected joinl applying heat, and wearing braces are helpful, oint. pains followiri the menopause can be relieved b injections of female sex ^hormone Pulling the teeth in osteb-arlhrty •X'ill not result in a cure, as th condition is not caused by an in lection. QUESTION: Is it inadvisable because of danger of infant!] paralysis infection, to have a child tonsils removed in August? . ANSWER: When infantile., via ralysis becomes prevalent in .a con munity, physicians" recommend d< ferment of all tonsil operations possible. 115 Years Ago ' In her nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Christy. ' -.''" Members of the Womens Council ing on a human bone, for instance. 'There-are more sights for strong stomachs only—small slimy green First Christain Church, had an • j a 'jyij "formed' at places where the all day quilling yesterday" at the | sewage pipes and water mains have been shattered. home of Mrs. V. G. Holland. The work, was done in the basement where it was very cool and at noon an appetizing luncheon was served to the 20 present. M. Jontz who was brought home from Memphis Sunday where he underwent a serious operation, is much improved. McKENNEY ace and king or chilis, on which North's tw-o small diamonds could be discarded. :lollars worth of Hollywood movies | lhat South must^ have at least Ihe Tor showing in England—because or :hc 75 per cent tax on imported films—was a staggering blow to mo- vletpwn. \fost companies have operated with English profits paying the cost of their films, and the American box-office rolling up thi> profits. I trjink England made a-terrific Dlmider. The film industry was trying ^o do something ' for England. The film makers had'olfered to impound a big share of their funds. Hollywood was'doing everything it could to gel a better Jn-eax for British pictures in this country. It's u kick in the teeth to (>rcb- ably the industry to Ktig- lan'd anywhere in the .world. Ami J think English 'morale- will suffer. The 'British prefer to laugh with Crosby and Hope than to mourn Will i Cripps. 4>Q9G4 +,S4 * AK04 2 Tournament— Neither vul. South West North East 1 4 IV 1 A Pass 2» Pas= 3 <f Pass 5 + Pass 5 » L-.--; 5 jt Pass 7 4> Pass Opening—V 2- 21 What Yon Should Hold for Cite Bid By WIM.IAM K. McKENNKY America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service While the play of a hand may be a complicated matter, generally there Is only a right and a wrong way to handle it- Most of the arguments in tournament bridge concern the bidding. There Is rardy a hand that Is ell's switch from crooner to tough j ^ty'o^Tabies'in'VconSst. 8 " y - ... | and r doubt If there ever has been _, _ . ... . .. n hand bid exactly the same at Ring Crosby and his pal. Bill every table Morrow, arrive at Jasper p«,k m today's hand, for example, Gas Blast Demolishes •lot and Injures Two LOS ANGELES. Aug. 21. (UP) — V gas explosion In a four-family lut today demonishcd one of the lats and injured two People. The blast occurred when a. visitor •> Ambassador '** IUK Fyxcle TlpWfA'er, it is interesting to note that if South had held the queer a.nd jack of spades, seven diamond? could have been made. Without the jack of spades South did no' have sufricicnt entries to provid< against Ihe bad club break. A seven spades the club break affect the hand. Going hack lo the , bidding Soulh's cue-bid in hearts Guaranteed no losers in lhat suit and showed at least four spades. In other words, you do not make a cue-bid on the early* rounds unless you have at least fonr ot your partner's suit, or a solid suit of your OW.D. South's five-club bid may have been too optimistic, but It was the only way he could show his partner the top honors in clubs. Tills was the bid that ultimately got the contract tip to a grand slam. 4 Ostrichlike bird < 5 Rigid 6 Greek letter 7 Dimjnative oj Edgar 8 Symbol for • .erbium 9 Genus of maples 10 Fqr fear that 12 Soak flax 13 Girl's name 16 Area mfMWS 17 Measure . 20 Ductile $?. 22 Run HORIZONTAL 3 Written form 1,6 Pictured U.S. of Mister ambassador 11 He is a —^~ congrcssman from Kentucky 13 Mulct 14 Symbol for thallium 15 Unmerited 18 Electrical unit 19 Hardened 21 Cord 22 Morsel 23 Before 25 High mount 27 Prong 20 Airship 32 Bones 33 Snare 34 I.envc out 35 Dines 36 Varnish ingredient : 38 Skill ; 39 High card ;41 Lubricating •46 Worm 40 Negative 50 Antecedent 52 Symbol for tellurium 53 Barters- 55 Jail 57 He is U. S. : -^-r to the Philippines 58 Naturalize VERTICAL 1 Newts 2 Burrowing . mammal ~- 24 Lariat 26 Tardier 27 Also 28 Belief 30 Rodent 31 Harvest goddess 37 Rabbit 38 Assembly 39 Poker stake ' Overhead in the hazy blue sky yon can see black specks lazily circling. If you know India you know that these are the vultures, the carrion buzzards of the East. They Hy very high and very slowly, circling, circling, circling." that was the last he remembered until he found Jiimsclf out in the street. jMrs.- Gleo Jamss, whose apartment it -was, also was burned severely. . Seven pieces of rirc equipment were the iVU'lding, in the struck a malch lo light a cigarette, university district, to confine flames Charlie C. Wood, the visitor, said ' which followed the blast. 42 Belongs to it « French article 44 Symbol for iridium 45 Bite 41 Cease 48 Dispatched 50 Bustle 51 Disencumber 54 Average (ab.) 56 Thus

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