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PACK TEN BLYTHEVILiLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS IBB ILttHKVtLU OOUME JfBWl PAUL D: HOHAM; i;WttaMr Co, NOT Tat*Ofclniji. DrtMM, Altered u wcood c)M« MtUr mt : tb* «t BtythOTllle; ArfrtnMi, under iiet of Can- October 8. .!•».. •erred bjr the united PTCM SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city or Blythevffle or «BJ suburuui town where jmrrler service U nuln- Ulned, 20c per week, or:fec per month. By m»il, within »'• rtdluc of 40 mUe«, »4.W P« «*r, JO.OO for lix moathi, »I.OO ror three moothi; by mall outside 60 mile •one. tlO.OO ftj J»i payable In advance. . Meditation I am under obligation botli to Greeks and to barbarians; both to the wise and to the foolish. Romans 1:14. * * « Henry Ford sal*, "Every 1 ?"''}' who h*" touched my life has contributed somethtnt to me. I-owe everybody." The happiest man is the one who Is tryinj to pay what lie owes to Ins fellow-man. S. Aether as the Liltle-Itelow-th'efcKrvee Club, will' not (jet far in their fight against tins year's longer skirt, even though they probably have the support of some 50,000,000 American males. American women for lob many years have been accustomed to- submit dutifuly to redictilou.s creations. They endured the hoop, the bustle and the hobble skirt bcciuisc fashion decreed. Never mind what is comfortable of becoming. Hi^'li slylu becomes dowtli- ncss wberi the dressmakers say so. Hut if anyone can win this uneven" battle, it will probably lie the ladies of Texas. The independence and resourcefulness of Texiins is well known and well advertised. And be it remembered that the state's men folks have stuck to Stetson bats and cowboy boots while -/.oat suits came and went. Maybe the ladies can <!<)• as well. Anyway, more power to 'Cm. TUESD.AY, AUGUST 2C, 1947 Powerful Lot of Power Conccntrotion of power in the hands of a few persons, sometimes is logical in any field whenever great good is to be accomplished and the men who were instrumental in organizing the East Arkansas Natural .Gas Consumers Association arc proceeding on the theory that 22 cities in 13 counties can accomplish more by acting collectively than any one of tliem might by acting alone: It is proposed that the aldermen who 1 compose the city councils in the 22 municipalities each pass a uniform ordinance granting a franchise for the distribution of natural gas within their borders. The next step in the program would be the pooling of those franchises and placing in the hands of five trustees for the association the responsibility for making the best possible deal for ' the. whole area—a deal which will bring natural gas and the advantages of a cheap, efficient and smokeless fuel. Franchises, whether they be for distributing natural gas, or electricity . : or water to centers .of imputation often are sought by much greater interest on the part of the franchise holder than by the communities which receive the . services public utilities can provide. Experience in the large cities repeatedly has shown that corporations use their shrewdest personnel wiien it comes to bargaining with municipal officials over terms under which a franchise is to be awarded. As a matter of good business the utility operators burn midnight oil in -their efforts to obtain the best contracts possible, and they strive for exclusive contracts which will be binding over long periods. It is with the mistakes of cities in other areas in mind that it behooves East Arkansas at this time to exercise utmost care in the selection of five men who will represent the East Arkansas Natural Gas Consumers Association as trustees in negotiating a contract which will bind the citizens of the whole area in a hard and fast deal to remain in force for several years. Mistakes in granting .franchises cannot be rectified during the life of a contract. It is necessary thai every • precaution be taken to prevent mistakes—mistakes which can be costly to the granting powers and fattening to the purses of the corporations which use their most skilled thinkers in bargaining for franchises. Haste was shown by the newly formed gas consumers association in delegating this power to a few men. When they are selected, no stone should be left unturned in an effort to get men to serve as trustees whose reputation for fair-dealing is above reproach. We have no reason to believe that it will be otherwise, but we know human nature, too, and it could be 'bad •if even a single vote in a group so small could be influenced hy other than the highest motives and the best interest for the whole of the East Arkansas area which is so sorely in need of a fair deal which will make natural gas' available at the lowest possible cost to the consumers. VIEWS OF OTHERS You Pay in, Two Ways Heavy government spending does more to you limn BOUBC deep into your earnings. It also competes with you for ninny of the things you buy—and that's no trifling matter now. when, so many needs are source.. The effect is another upward pressure on prices. A financial publication points out, as an opportunity for bushfrss men. tiial government^ federal, state and (local, will buy five billion dollars worth of supplies this year. Much of that buying is. of course, a sound necessity. It covers food and other needs for the military forces, and tor public institutions, also supplies for offices which iierforjn needed services. But a lot of it is just plain waste. This Includes cars for officials to junket around In, for no purpose Unit couldn't bo carried out witli a letter; equipment for offices that hamper rather than help our affairs; building that iniyht be postponed; and other sucli bureaucratic frills.' These public employes ought to be at work producing things, instead of consuming- them to no useful end. But that wholesome change won't be made till tile people take a more active interest in who spends how much of their money for what. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Battle of the Hemline We're afraid that the 1300 brave Trafe women, wh» Have banded to- Scrape Out the Barrel, We'll Have "a Barrel of Woe Intimidators Fail to Deter Crusading Georgia Newsman ' BY F.n BRIDGES (United Press-Staff Correspondent) ATLANTA, Ga.. Aug. 26. (UP) — C. E. Gregory, veteran political reporter for Hie Atlanta Journal whose exposes of crime and crooked polities cause* his home to be bombed Saturday nlglit, said tod.iy his narrow escape from death would not, mean any pulling of punches in the future. Crisis in American Education Automatically Becomes Worse As Schools Open This Fall By DOUGLAS l.AHSKN NF.A Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Aug. . 28. I.NEA1 —When the nation's school bells begin- ringing this fall the so-pnllt-o crisis in American education automatically becomes at leas!.. 9 per i gross it looked like something con- cent worse than it was', whci: > strtictive might be done. The pub- schools closed for the summer. | lie seemed to 5 be sufficiently a- I problem itself. And the cure, they have come to agree upon more recently, is some sort of federal help. CONGRESS LOOKED READY At the start of the 80th Con- This is because born in the U. S. BARBS BY HAL COCnXAJ» This is the weather that makes most ot ufi have the same object In life—object to doing anything but lonf. A Washington nwn who wen a steak-eating contest by dnwnlng seven. The hero is Hie person who paid for them' » * „ ' One nice thing about dictating to n recording machine is lliat it doesn't chaw on (rum. * * * With fiMillsh people, tlie cost of living is always the same—thrir income. * * * Youngsters will tell you Hint the best tiling to put into home-made pics is your teeth. SO THEY SAY The greatest basic comiictition of all history (Russia vs. the u. S.) cannot really be decided by war.—Harold Stassen. Unquestipnaoly n return to religion Is one of the significant phenomena of our com used and troubled times.—Norman Thomas. Socialist leader. It does not follow, because thc Common Man has suddenly been lifted into control that he is thereby automatically made properly competent to exert control.—BcrnnrU Hidings Bell, former professor of education nl Columbia University. Whoever utters that won i. ••birthday" m my presence shall be set down as a man to bo.- avoided.—George Bernard Shaw. * ». • The people of Ihc country have the right to demand that their prosperity shall not be imperiled by immediate increases in the price or coal and in the price of steel.-President Truman * • • There is as much reason for a New Yorker to contribute to the education of a Kenluckian who will spend his adult life in Manhattan as that of a Broolynile who will one day make his home in California.—Dr. James B conam nresi dent, Harvard University. ' * * • In a republic such as ours success or failure will always depend in major part on civilian soldiers who can on short notice bring themselves to the defense or their country from farms, offices, and lathes.—Gov. Earl Warren of California. * * * We cannot impose our freedom upon other nations. But we can make freedom obtainable for all men by our ability to control our uwn destiny and remain free.—Gen. Carl Spaatz, commander, Army Air Forces. have now readied school age. ac- tho first babies roused to support anything which war-birth -boom would bail the nation's schools out of their trouble. Senator TafE, the cording to the U. S. Office of ! new Senate sjiark plug, promised Education, it is estimated thai j that he would do everything he first-grade enrollments will be !' per cent more than normnX and will continue to increase for at least the next six years as :ti result of the boom. : j - Tliis raises the question 'if 1 how long a critical situation can te dignified with the title of "crisis before it becomes simply chronic. Among themselves educators have been calling what is wrong with the American schools a "crisis" for the last 10 or 15 years. So during the past year when the pub- could to gel something clone. And the education leaders apparently were ready to do their part. But what happened? Even before hearings oii any bills 1 started. it became apparent that, although there was unanimous agreement among educators on federal aid to Ffhools should take. Tlie first struggle arose between parochial aud private school leaders on the one hand 1 , who think that they should get a share of any federal funds that are made availa- lic finally got let in on it., a lot j ble. And the opponents to this idea of the education leaders wecc abla'j —led by the National Education ..*---..- . .. ... — think that only public, tax-supported schools should .to say pontifically, "Well, we told you so." During the years through which they have nursed their crisis in relative obsccurity. the leaders in tho field of education have come'to agree on a prime cause, and also the cure. The most, important cause of U. S. schools' ills, they say, is low teachers' salaries, although in trying to prove their point they have almost gotten more interested in the intriguing statistics of the tiling than the gel help. This wasn't, a new issue. The lias National Education Association always steadfastly refused to give an inch on their stand on this question. on irritated congressmen who want ed to help tho schools. Then, it developed, there was no agreement over how much money to ask for in the \vay of federal aid. Senator Tail's bill only called for S 150.000.000. The National Edu- cation Association decided to go along with him. But .1 lot of siip- liort went to a bill offered by,Sen. George Aiken of Vermont to provide $400,000,000 the first year and up to more' than a billion later. This fumbling around also diluted the main effort. FEDERAL CONTROL I OF SCHOOLS When the congressional hearings on the subject finally got started, it was discovered that although most educators agree lhat federal aid could be had without dangerous federal control of the schools, they had neglected to sell a lot of congressmen and state governors .on tills idea. Today the issue of federal control of schools seems to be the biggest stumbling block to passage of a federal aid bill. On the brighter side, however. \t is pointed out that the Senate committee has given a favorable report on the Taft bill. In the House, the hearings are complete and there is sonic indication that a favorable report might be in the iffing when the second session of the 80th starts. While the main remedy for the crisis is being booted around, however, the states have- taken it upon inemselves to raise teachers an average of $400 a year throughout Th« DOCTOR SAYS By WILMAM A. O'BRIEN, M. D. IVrittcn tm NKA Service In true purpura, bleeding occurs, without, obvious cause. Into the skin and orgnns. Bleeding Irom the uterus, nose and mouth, stomach and intestines, kidneys and backs of the eyes is common. Brain hemorrhage develops in one out of every .10 patients. In 'addition to this special variety of purpura, there are others which develop as symptoms of infections, nutritional deficiency." chronic wasting disease, or following the administration of certain drugs. True purpura Is more common iu young women, although it may occur in both sexes at any age. The condition is due to excessive thinness of the blood vessels, and. too few, or imperfect, blood platelets (special cells which assist in. clotting of the blood). Patients suspected of having true purpura can be tested for their bleeding tendencies, in real pur- pura, n needle prick "In the skin may bleed for' hours. When a sample of tlie blood is drawn, into a test tube, it may clot in the usual lime, but the clot is too -soft o hold up in he circulating blood stream and plug a. hole which is causing bleeding. A piece of the bone marrow may be removed through a tiny skin incision over the sternum and the condition of the blootl cells, studied.. In the average case of true pur- pura, removal,of the spleen is the solution to the difficulty. In the nbsence or th c spleen, the blood platelets increase at once and stop tlie bleeding tendency, when bleeding is brisk, and the patient is considered unsuitable for immediate operation, repeated blood transfusions may be lifesaving. Removal of the spleen in true purpura is more apt to be successful if the patient is under 30 years of age. Medicines mny be administered for the milder forms, although only one-third of true pur- pura patients will be benefited MAY' BE AN ALLERGY Patients with purpura should be examined for possible 'causes of their bleeding, such as taking sleeping and headache remedies, arsenic and quinine and particularly gold salts. In some patiente Thc sniping which went I the country. But even so, the edu- cation'leaders aren't so sure tins is all to the good. They are worried lest it will encourage the great number of unqualified teachers to stay in their jobs. Meanwhile, what about Johnny, who is trying to learn his ABC's? "I will write them like 1 see them," Gregory said. The mild-mannered Gregory, 59 has liad one of the most, colorful careers or any reporter. Eaturcb.y night's attack was not the fir.u time he lias been marked for death. Ouce he saved' himself from execution in Mexico by [lashini; the Masonic distress signal to u firing, squad captain. lie fought the "night riders" who burned tobacco fields jn Kentucky; his house was -shot up in a Kentucky coal mine war nnd Georgia highway patrolmen once said they were ordered to run' 1 his car off the road. Gregory looks nothing like maker of enemies. But lie !m rjej>n mean man at thc typcwritfr. ionccntrating his fire on lawless and violence, he h-is collected numerous death threats. In 1910 when lie was managitiK editor of the Tucson (Ariz.i Daily Star, Gregory persuaded a railroad president to let him enter Mexico disguised as a hrakcman. lie wanted to write, first hand about warfare between the forces of Pre.'i- idem Profirio Diaz and General Madcro. He smuggled out several dlspat • ches. to his paper and a wiro service, by railroad hands, nut a Mexican captain caught him passing a dispatch to a courier at Guaymas. The dispatch reunited 'a particularly brutal .massacre of Indians. Gregory was jailed and sentenced to lie shot as a spy. Kuse Fails to Uring Delay When he was lined up with others condemned at sunset, ho brashly reminded his captors they wore, violating the honored military tradition of shooting spies at sunrise That got him nowhere. Just as the firing squad lined up, Gregory remembered that 'he Mexican army was heavily mason- ic. He flashed the distress sigi Officers whispered among themselves, then asked him if he'd take the next train out of the country if released. He said he'd walk. But he was sent out on a train with two guards going to the border. , He had crusaded in 1008. as managing' editor of the Henderson. Ky. Journal, against the violence of the famed "night riders" w hn set trie torch to tobacco fields and plant-beds when the price was low. Threats came so fast his paper got worried. Rather than stop his , condemnation. Gregory quit. A brother bought him tlie central City,- Ky. Argus, a weekly, in 1912. Gregory got a printing contract from- the United Mine workers. But when hangings broke out in the mine fields, he blasted the union, one night someone left a the condition seems to be on an | bundle of switches 'a warning to allergic -basis. -Spleen removal failures are'most common in those varieties of true purpura in which the condition has become chronic (older persons) and in those in which the bone marrow is defective and make new platelets. Although the operation causes all bleeding to stop immediately, patients should be careful because further hemorrhage may develop in some cases. QUESTION: I am 24 years old. and am bowlegged. Can my legs be straightened? Would cod ~liver oil help? ANSWER: It is too late for cod liver oil to help. Consult your physician about the possibility of corrective surgery, or wear concealing clothing. cannot [ up and 115 Years Ago In Blytheville— IN HOLLYWOOD BY GRSKINK .JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 2G. (NBA) — There was a miracle not. in the script on "The Miracle of lite Bells" set. Those old feuchsls — ymirs truly niid 'Frank Sinatra—were talking in amicable tones n.s four press agents beamed approval. ' Prank was wearing a pontifical look and the robes of a Catholic priest for his role as F.Uher Paul. I was wearing my old air raid warden's helmet, and holding a baseball bat belli ml my back. Las'. Lleccniber the voice that whispers "Just continue to print lies ubont me, and my temper — not my 'temperament'—will scp that you gft a belt in your vicious and stupul nionlh." •But instead of slugging me, Prankic slugged another columnist. Lee Mortimer. In the California smog. I guess Frankie thought Mortimer was Johnson. Anyway. (Mortimer landed on thc front pages and all I got was :\ bill from \\Vst- ern Union for $3.89. Frankie sent that threatening telegram collect FRANKIE IS SOKUY But now Frankie is sorrv and apologized, and his four press ngenLs had explained, "He's liiphlv emotional. He gets excited. He'was on the verge of a nervous breakdown." I put on my air raid warden's helmet and grabbed a baseball bat When 1 heard lhat kids under 18 years of age would not be admitted to Frnnkic's radio broadcasts this fall. Frankie wants a build-up as "«• serious and dignified singer." The bcbby soxers who put Frankie where he is today already are writing me. "I think Frank'Sinatra is getting too big for his boots. Alter all, if it wasn't for thc bobby soxers there wouldn't be any Frank Sinatra." •'What about it?" I asked him, rough like. . Fra-i'kte's four press agents turned pale and people on the set started looking for thc "Exit" signs. I Vns glad I was wearing that helmet and holding that baseball bat. "It's not my idea," FranUie said. "Ami I don't think it will stick. It's tlie sponsor's idea ancf I think l>y the time the program starls tbi-y'll lower the age to 14." So. hobby soxers, I guess there's still hope. Frankie hasn't deserted you yet. About that "serious and dignified singer" stuff Frank said, "That's n, lot of ba'.onev." NON-SINGING ROLE Sinatra plays his first lion-singing role as thc Polish priest who hrlps Movie Press Agent Fred Afnc- Murray cook i\p a series of miracles I which transform a drab mining community in Pennsylvania from spiritual poverty to gladness and brotherhood, lie may sing a Polish folk .song in one scene, but if he does it will only be a few bars. Prank just completed "The Kissing Bandit" at M-G-M. "Hut 1 only kiss the firl once in the final scene, and then she faints." Frank and J. Carrol Naish play buddies in this one. "And for my money Naish is the best actor in 'Hollywood. I learned n-.orc about acting, working with him lor 10 weeks, than I've learned since I've been in Hollywood." nament, and Sobel was just a player. Generally when tournament directors do play, they make a good showing, but the best that Sobel could do at this tournament was to finish top in one of the sections of the mixed pnir championship. His partner, by the way. was Mrs. McKenney. Sobel gave me today's hand, which came up in the Annapolis team-of-four event. He said that practically everybody else in. the room holding the West cards doubled four hearts, and of course declarer made the contract easily. Sobel, however, decided that North and South had bid too strongly !or him to double. A double m'.ght * None VAQ8763 • AKJ5 + K7 4 Tournament—N-S vul. South West North East Pass 1 * 2 + 2» ' >i Pass 2 » 3 * 4 IT Pass Pass Double Opening—* 10 26 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Doubles Too Often Prove Dangerous By WILLIAM R McKENNEY America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service It is not often that our national tournament directors get a chance to play bridge. However. at the tournament held recently at Annapolis. Md., A. M. (All Sobel took a busman's holiday. Col. Russell .J.. Baldwin conducted the tcur- Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Wright of Caruthcrsville, visited friends here yesterday. In recent meeting of the State Chapter of American Legion Aux- liary held at Mot Springs, Mrs. Howard Proctor was named State Parlimentarian for the group, During the memorial service for members who have passed on, tribute was |»id to Mrs. Ben Cunningham mother of C. A. Cunningham •»nd to Mrs. Teresa Ungar mother of Jake Ungar. Both were members of this group. on his porch leave town in three days. He'sent his family out. barricaded himself in his house :it night niid kept working daytimes. Ignores Warning One night his house was shot he got a warning that next light he would be killed. A polico chief with a machine gun Hid all light in a schoolhouse next to Gregory's home. They didn't come. He stuck out the threats. later moving on to jobs on the Macon, Gil. Telegraph, Atlanta Georgian and the Journal. He has covererl Georgia politics for 2G years. It 1 was during a particularly bitter^ campaign that two state patrolmen gave Gregory a friendly tip that they had been ordered to force his car off any road they found riding. Gregory's hunch is that the attempt to kill him Saturday night was made by Atlanta gangsters angry at liis disclosure last week that a "secret 1 ' parole had been | granted the "king" of thc lottery operators here. But his close personal friend. | Gov. M. E. Thompson, charged it was the work of "political rowdies." Thompson ordered an all- out investigation. The affable imperturablc. "Greg" | is getting set for what he and other Georgians know will be one of the Cracker state's hottest gubernatorial races in years. The contestants likely will bs Thompson and Herman Talmacige. son of the late fiery "Ole Gene." Screen Star : HORIZONTAL : l.C'Piclured ; actor i 10 Gels up T II Encourage j 12 Dry • 14 Fur-bearing • sea mammal '; IB On top of : ID Short sleeps 3 Nova Scolia (ab.) 4 Bird's home 5 Belgian river 6 Vegetable 7 Heart (Egypt) 8 12 months 9 Girl's name 12 Again 13 Genus of frogs 30 Swiss river 15An<Scot.) 33 Contend •20 Woody plant 17 Opens (poet.) 34 Wolfhound locate high cards. If he doubled he might set the contract at mos! one trick, which would be 200; while if he did not double, there might be a chance to set the contract two or three tricks. But I. his great surprise, his parlne- doubled. Sobel said he felt very safe then, but you can see there was no way in thc world to defeat the contract. He opened thc ten of diamonds, which South won in dummy with tlie queen. East and West could take only two heart tricks and a club. The only "kick" that Sobel got from thc hand came when he checked with his teammates. To his amazement he discovered that they had won the board. With practically the same bidding. South at the other table, redoubled and also made thc contract. : 21 Entranced i 22 Half-em j 23 Uabylonian ; deity ; 2-1 Liquid i clement : 28 Holding thong i3! Fish J32 Brazilian [ macaw ;33 Beaton with a ! cnne • 35 Billiard shot 38 Oleum (ab.) 33 Sun god 40 Window glass •13 Opera by Verdi 47 Czar 49 Geraint's wife 50 Wide smile 51 Lease 52 Surrender 54 He is a star , 56 Concludes 57 Fillips j VERTICAL : I Fall iu drops 2 Helps ' 18 Chief god of Memphis 25 Metal 26 Dutch city 27 Crimson 28 Varnish ingredient 29 Age 3G Algerian seaport 37 Market 41 Fastidious 42 Paradise 43 Eras 44 Symbol for iridtum 45 Becomes obscure 46 Soon •17 Journey 48 Observes 53 Doctor of Divinity (.> b . 55 It proceeds (music)

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