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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BLYTHEVILLJE COURIKB NEWS oo. JAMBS JCt VnaOEPF. UUor D. HPMAM. Adf«rthtoj >UnM» •gte Mattml AdwtttB« ~ I/mtOMT 00, New XOrt. D*mft, , ,, MUMMd Kntr Aflmboa Inapt /•Mend u Mcond clu* matter »t UM pwt- at Blytherttl^ Arkuisu. under tct of Oon- 'October ». l»n. S*rr«d DT U» United Fr«M T * }" SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By-carrier to U» crtj ot BlythevlUe or an? nibufkAh town where carrier service la maintained, 20c per weak, or 8Sc per month. By •mall, within a radius ot 40 mllct, RtO per fear, *2.M lot alx moothi, * 1.00 for three monthi; by mail outside SO mile acne, flO.OO per year payable in advance. Meditation See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to ilo good to one another and to all,—i Thessalonlans 5:15. »• » * In a recent book by Pate Cooper, she lias one of her characters saying, "... why should I potson my spirit with the thought of reveiiEe'.' Fighting never settles anything. The world must find a way to, leave things belter for our children." Long-Range Prediction •^President ,Truman has been told ' that he cnn carry Ohio in 1948. • Senator Tuft has also been toll! ho can carry Ohio. If it weren't a little early for predictions, we were about to venture a guess that as goes Ohio, so goes the nation. Darned Nice of Them "Japanese View U. S. With Tolerance," says a newspaper headline. We are grateful for this assurance of an absence of anti-Caucasian bigotry. But perhaps it simply arises from a sensible conclusion that discretion is the better part of resentment. Profit-Sharing Production Through There is obviously no single or. sure method of bringing down the present rising prices of most commodities. But in the industrial section of the inflationary spiral there are two remedies which, it is generally conceded, would be helpful if they could be applied. They are better labor- management relations and increased production. .The two go hand in hand. And a possible means of achieving both is found in the Truboy profit-sharing system—which has been attracting considerable attention recently—or in some other plan embodying the same general ideas. The Trubey system is not new. Developed by R. R. Trubey, a Fremont, 0., capitalist, it is based on a profit- sharing plan devised by his present associate, Joseph A. Roeder. The Roeder plan has been installed in more than 70 plants in the past 18 years, and is still operating ;„ .,n ot - t | lcm but one. The Trubey system is explained thus in an article on the Ohion in Look magazine, "Any employe from president toe leaning woman, with the company for two years, becomes eligible, with one year retroactive. He then contributes an automatic 5 per cent raise, but no more than ?200 annually, to a fund. "Each year the company adds 25 per cent to its profits before federal federal taxes, up to $3 to the worker's §1. The employe gels his money at 60, or at 50 if he has worked for the company 20 years. If he quits or is fired, his contribution is returned, plus half the company's. The other half stays in the fund for the benefit of remaining members." Such a system, of course, raised the collective blood pressure in a couple of schools of economic thought. One school makes lowest possible costs (including wages) and highest possible profits the first consideration, and • pars operations accordingly. The other .works toward a goal of more and more '.wages for less and less work, and. considers high individual productive to be 'a constant threat to job opportunities. „• ' The Trubey plan, and others like Jt, encourage efficiency and high production. If a company operating under it makes a big profit, everybody hits the jackpot. If it has a loeong year, nobody wins. The system seems en- tirely legitimate and highly sensible, unless one Iwppens to believe in stale socialism. Then, quite naturally, there in the psychological appeal of part ownership. The worker receives dividends, for his effort as the stockholder does for his money. This logically leads to ^ a community of interest and a greater striving for good relations by management and labor, since such relations benefit each group. So the interest that the Truljey plan is arousing seems only natural. It presents a hopeful method of increasing production fairly and (|iiickly, at a time when n still unfulfilled demand for many goods remains a large factor in our high cost of living.. It also promises long-range benefits to all concerned—management, workers, labor unions, and the general public. 'MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1947 VIEWS OF OTHERS As the Machine Comes to The Cotton Field Mccluiin/iititJii of coUoii production Iti tlio regions most, .suitable for Hie crop is inevitable. BnL mass migration of displaced labor is hnrdly probable. Oscar Johnson, president of the National Cotton Council, in tils speech :il tiionc- vllle, Miss., directed attention to th« fact ihui operators huve linil to turn to machinery l>e- ciui.se of the rnrm labor shortage. Ho is convinced thai merhaiil'/nUon has come irom tin economic change in Ihe colton area, aud that it is not the caiLse of the change. Until recently I lie cotton farm pattern was one of (lie most antiquated in the United Stales, The Inrge number of migrants from the lertilc cotton lands demonstrated the week-ness ol the pattern. The migrations started before Uie machines of today were perfected. The economy of the Mississippi river cotton belt simply could not remain fixed by tradition when the modern world was pressing in. The pattern had to chnnge some way, if the industry was to meet world changes. The tradition al method of farming In the plantation country did not provide a general high standard of living. Circumstances forced owner and tenant alike to consider morcdniza- Uon, and the war gave the tenant opportunities in industry which left the operator seriously affected by a labor .shortage. Agriculture in other parts of America has gone through what had been considered critical stages in mechanization. Hut each area in time benefited. Economic strains on farming were removed by use of machinery. Wage levels came up. The people who remained on farms were able to earn more, and enjoy more comfortable living. The displaced adjusted themselves to urban life, and gave industry the benefits ot their acquired skills. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. BARBS BY BAL COCHKAA Insomnia is what never seems to trouble you when it's lime to get u]j. • • » A substitute for wood, claimed to be harder than oak. has been announced. Just wait till Junior gets his penknife into it! * * * Your thumb will .shuiidrr lo l;arn lha'. a Cleveland concern makes nails in morr than a thousand shapes ami sires. » » • It's swell to be a good neighbor, but most iwople would rather have their lawnmower. • • » You'll npver be able, lo convince any man that Ihc beauty of autumn leaves is in the fall. » w • Science can magnify the human voice 21.000 times. Lc-fs hoi>e they never start monkeying with auto horns. SO THEY SAY Henry's Surely Right in There Trying Some Might Label Egg Surplus, Plus High Prices a Rotten Deal Mass Hostess Frustration New By-Product Of Military Office Mergers in Washington liy DOUGLAS LAKSKN NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. Sept. 8. (NEA) —Just when it loked like they hud most of the bugs out of thi armed forces merger, .sonic capital hostess had to fold up th c works in great shape. Thc afternoon it was announced that John I,. Sullivan, Kenncl.li c. Royall and W. Stewart Symington, In that order, had heen named head of the Navy. Army and Air Force under the r-e-w Department, of National Defen;?. this hostess decided to Invite them all to u party. When she si.u'ca arranging the seating order ci" her guests. however, it cla\v.i°d on her hat Die order of i>rece:lrnce—prur.acul — would be changed umlr/ tho new set-up. The three new appoint.r.es vmilcln't have th= rur.l: of cabinet ncmbers. Where should they sit? WhiU would be thuir position in a •eceiving line? She nervously bn/.zeci the state epartmenl's protocol offirr fflr lvice and ^o'. U'.e polite answer .hat because the mertji-r wouldn't become official unul the i:ew armed service's boss, Jamos Forrest.il. look thc oath, they wovikl bn uiw.'nle to Ive an official judgment until then. HOSTESS KKSTlNll QUIETLY Tile frantic woman then .slarte'l calling her friencis lor atlvicc. Bui ill she did was to leava in her telephonic wake a sort or chain con- sternatton. which has since grown into moss hostess-frustration. The latest report was thai the poor woman had to call of her party and Is no wresting in a Maryland sanitarium. But it still leaves the problem unsolved. Up until now the order of social precedence has been approximately: the President, foreign ambassadors, chief Justice. Speaker of the House, Secretary of State, ministers of foreign countries, Associate Su- >reme Court Justices, cabinet members, state governors, senators, Chief at StafI, Chief ol Naval Operations, rive-star generals and iul- mirals, representatives, Charge d' Affaires and then lesser officials. It has never been settled as to whether ambassadors or the Chief Justice comes after the President with the result no hostess asks them to the same party. Another problem is what to do with the new Secretary of National Defense at social (unctions. It is established custom that the newest departments should get last social Shaw. She publishes the "Socia List of Washington," a sort of unofficial but highly-regarded socia register. Her current edition is due to go to press in a couple o days. And she wants to have the right "answer for her readers. A guide to the order of precedence is part of a regular feature in 'hei book. Her only comment ij "After talking to almost every agency and authority in town, 1'iv still completely at sea." Among the experts, who have claimed to the point where the? can discuss the thing coherently it's agreed that it narrows clow Th« DOCTOR SAYS BY WII.UAM A. O'BRIEN, M. D. Written for N'KA Service Modern educators list health education and health maintenance as he number one subjects iti schools' curricula. The sehou), as tlic center of child guidance in living, represents an extension of the home into the community. The National Educational ASSO- cinlWn maintains that, hcallli education programs should include provision for healthful living in school. Rooms should be clean and well lighted, and buildings should be clean and provided with safe water •uul adequate sewage disposal. Social and emotional aspects of ;lassroom life are equally a.s im- .lorlant ns school sanitnlion and safety. Children should learn to ive in a group, without losing in- :lividu<il responsibility and inilia- :ivc. A poised, well-adjusted school teacher exerts a marked influence on young children. Her effectiveness I By FREPKKirK C'.OTIIMAN (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Sept. 8. (UP)-. It is iny considered opinion that the original producers, namely the chickens, could have thought up an easier method than the government's to bring on dollar-a-dozen eggs. The federals didn't mean to scramble the nation's eggs Into a Kold-clu.sted omelette that nobody can afford to cat. You can't blame Congre.ss, the diplomats, or the Agriculture Department, for our mill--, ti-million dollar mess of eggs, mostly busted. They meant, well. But one thing led to another until now we've got a record-breaking .surplus of eggs as well as a record-breaking shortage. Yes we have, chickens. " But at the samt time surplus eggs are piling up by the mil!ions of dozens, the Lrainload and the wareliouseful. There are so many extra eggs which can't be sold that there are hnrdly any left, which can. That's one reason. High feed prices are another. Why the price is nudging $1 a dozen now. 'Hie Joes at the Agriculture De- should be measured in terms of her partment in charge of eggs don't to whether Messrs. Royal], Symington and Sullivan will sit at dinner ' or .stand in receiving lines on the right, or the left of charge d'Af- faires. If, like this writer, you didn't, know, charge d'Affaires .ire sort of vice-ambassadors. They officially represent a nation when the ambassador is out of town. Only Mr. Royall. who is now a cabinet member, would get socially demoted nude:' the new i;r- .ibility to stimulate each one to achieve his maximum. Every school should develop an •ffieient program for the prevention and control of communicable disease. Children should be immunized against those infections tor which preventive measures are known, and they should remain away from school during illness. Every child should have n physical examination by his family physician and dentist before starling schoo! and each year following, since Browing children frequently develop defects which are not obvious. Health instruction should include instruction in healthful living, such as proper eating, dressing, sleeping. cleanliness, play, and safety. Discussion groups should be the main feature of instruction, and pupils .should be given special awards for achievement. All) FOlt THE IIANDICAPfED Educational programs should be provided for handicapped pupils, in which the regular program is adapted to their needs, or special classes arc offered. (Whenever possible, handicapped children should receive their instruction in the same environment as the normal pupils. Tliis teaches them to compete under natural conditions. Teachers should receive continuous in-service training in health education, as all educated persons are expected to understand the basic facts of health and disease. Teachers cannot keep in touch with recent developments in the field unless special programs are provided. » * * QUESTION: I have heard of a man who recovered after a tarantula bite. I though!, that was fatal. ANSWER: Tarantula bites are precedence. The .War Department ( rangcment. For the other two men. has always had second precedence after the State Department in the cabinet, rankings. Ami it is guessed that the new cabinet post will command that old spot at the festive board. But it isn't official. AUTHORITY, TOO, AT SKA The person in Washington most eager to get the correct key to the whole puzzle is Carolyn Ilagner this new proximity to d'Affaires is a theoretical impivne- ment. If the final decision sandwiches the new positions bclwren the members of the house of Representatives and the Charges it will probably bring welcome relief to both Representatives and Charges to have -somebody new to talk to at dinner. IN HOLLYWOOD If labor continues its demands for higher wages, labor will be the losei in the long run. because production costs and consumer prices Use with wages.—Rep. J. 1>. Wolcolt. mi Michigan- * * « The Marshall plan cannot fail—it will not fail. Otherwise the world lails, and we enter another dark period.—Jan Christian Smuts, prime minister. Union of South Africa. * * * We have been strangled by Ihe Tali-liarllcy Act and I feel it my duty lo slny and fight to show the people that labor is decent and clean— and a little unselfish.—Daniel Tobln, picsidenl, International Teamsters' Union. * * * In the present condition of world instability, it Is essential that our Army, Navy and Air yvircc remain strong. The security of the United States must be maintained against any possible attack by an aggressor.—Gen. carl Spaatz, U. S. Army. * * * I say without hesitation that there will be no recovery from the present, misfortune until thc guilty men whose crazy theories and personal Incompetence have brought us down have been driven from power.—Winston Churchill. BV KKSKINK JOHNSON NKA Staff rorrc.sppondriil HOLLYWOOD. Sept 8. (NEA1 — Olivia- de Havilland was wearing her "Bedlam Bob" and there were bags under her eyes. Thc Ixigs. she hastily explained, were a "little worse than usual." She was wearing a sweater, but it wasn't the kind Lana Turner likes. It was frayed and full of holes. She had on bedroom slippers and silk stockings. The stockings were crumpled and droopy. Olivia de Havillaml, (u put it, mildly, looked a mess. But naturally, she wasn't sitting at a table at Giro's with her husband, Marcus Goodrich. She was sitting at a table In the visitors' room ot an Insane asylum giggling to her movie husband 'Mark Stevens) about biting a doctor's arm. Thc title on the cover ot her script read: "The Snake Pit." Maybe you read the book. It's about a gal who goes insane and is sent to an asylum. It's partly an expose of insane asylum life aixt partly a great dramatic story. LONG SKAKCII KOK TAUT After winning that Oscar for "To Kach His Own." Olivia turned down stories before agreeing to play the role. "And believe me," she lynched, "I'm not thc only insane in Hollywood." Looking like n mess screen, however, is just alxjut much trouble for a gal as looking glamorous. That Bedlam Hob for example. Olivia's hair looked ca- r.ible of scaring Boris Karlolf. "But." she said, "I have lo come into thc hairdrcssing department, every morning al 7 o'clock. They put it tip first and then they tear it down." And her stockings. They're sup-' posed to keep falling down. But Ihey don't. "I'm the only girl in America, I guess, whose stockings keep working np. I have lo keep palling them down." And the problem of driving home from work. Olivia doesn't get out of her "Snake Pit" get-up until she person the as £ets home. And when she pulls up to a stop signal with that Bedlam Boh in her new 1047 convertible. men do double-takes and ladies shriek. INFLATION AND REFLECTION Olivia and Marc met for the first time at a dinner party in Ihe fall of 1940. The other night they were sitting in their lease-expiring apartment lamenting about inflated prices. "Well," said Olivia, "it's all your faidt for no( culling me that fourth lime. If you had, we'd have married seven years ago, bought a home before inflation set m and been happily settled in our own place long before this." Here's Olivia's version of what happened at that 1940 dinner party, which she went to with Geraldine Fitzgerald and her husband, who had to leave early. "I had been talking to Marc for two fascinating hours and had no intention of leaving, particularly when ho asked if he might have the pleasure of driving me home. But another guest walked over and insisted he was taking me home. I wanted to protest, but didn't, for fear Marc would think I was aggressive. "He called me three times the following week, but I was out. My mother would tell him so. Marc didn't understand, and figured I was avoiding him. So I was left boasting of my bachelor-maid status until .we met again in New York in August of 194G and were married 20 days later." contract bridge championships iour~ namcnt held at the .-Intel St. George in Brooklyn, N. Y.. broke all former attendance records. New records were set in every event except two, and those two tied last year's record. With the bidding as standardized as it is today, about thc only way Lhp.t it was possible to win points in the tournament was to outsmart the onponent.s in the play of thc hand. I do not mean by trickery, ;-;•-, * f; : A AQ87 02 VQ82 * AKJ *Q -4 1 i Touvn Ik .110 5 its. '••' ''6^ > !) 5 4 3 2 ~& 1. 10 G 5 4 ! * 1 N * 9 u, r V AKJ7 W , fc »'Q7G •> + AJD7 Dealer 2 (kK4 3 1 109654 » 108 |iK83 imcnt — N-S vi 1. South West North East Pass 3 * Pass 2 V Pass 3 A Pass 4 N. T. Pass 5 V Pass C N. T. Opening—A 4 ^ ,8 rp.rily, if ever, poisonous. Their deadliness i;; largely a myth. 115 Years Ago \ In Blytheville— The school of Immaculate Conception opened today with an enrollment of 70 pupils". Father J. J. , Thompson stated that out of this I number there were eight new pupils in the seventh and eighth grades who have not attended this school before. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Huffman Miss Virginia Huffman and Alvin Huffman Jr., spent yesterday in Jonesboro where Alvin Huffman Jr.. has enrolled in Joncsboro "baptist College for the coming year. Miss Virginia Huffman will leave 'NTonday for Clinton, Miss., where she will attend Hillman College this year. cat same, themselves. They hate eggs. They've got about $CO.OUil,0()0 worth on hand, which they have dried into powder or frozen in slabs. It pains 'em even to tall: about eggs. Here's why: Congress, j'ou may remember, passed a law continuing until two years after the war the govern - ment's guarantee of 90 per cent of parity prices for assorted foodstuffs, including eggs. The idea was to induce the fanners to grow more food. \Vc necd'n't go into the labyrinth of decimal nninls :iml ;n:r- ceiitaife tables behind jiurity prices. The idea is that t-vory lime the price of a trader goes up, or a calico dress for thc farmer's wife, the parity price of the fooil he sells goes up, loo. If noundy |, else will pay it, thc government will. So prices have been rising on tractors and dresses. This has kept the government's statisticians busy raising the value of eggs. They went up so rapidly that the farmers frequently couldn't get purity for hen fruit. This forced the government, under the law. to buy his surpluses at the highest prices in history. This year so far the federal egg experts have bought 300.000.000 dozen eggs; they're still buying. They may not like it. but law is law. They're wrinkling their nosos and enforcing il. They sold less than half their eggs to England for S50.000.MO, which \ve loaned her. Then she ran out of our dollars and quit buying 'em. This has struck the government with 160,000.000 dozen, powdered or frozen. It's against thc law to give 'em away, say, to hungry Germans or'Japs. Federal eggs must, be -sold at full price, or not at all. It's breaking another law to sell *em in this country at a bargain, because the egg industry operates under federal price protection. Thc egg surplus thus is growing bigger, while the egg shortage is growing worse, and where this will end the egg exports do not know. If they tell thc farmers to produce fewer eggs next year, the government won't have that the hens make ne',v production records to i help feed a hungry world, new egg ' surpluses under parity will develop, and the price of eggs will continue to soar. Whatever the omelette hoys do — and they've got to make up their minds soon — they'll be wrong. Any suggestions, chickens? Double Trouble MANGUM. Okla. (UP) — Mrs. Norman Me.idows hoped the worse was over after buzzards killed a young calf in her pasture one week and she killed two rattlesnakes in her yard the nex'.. The buzzards ganged up on the calf—and Mis. Meadows. Several buzzards swooped clown and drove Mrs. Meadows away while other buzzards killed thc calf and tried to make off with the carcass. For Complete Protection Against All INSURABLE HAZARDS Phone 3545 W. J. POLLARD AGENCY Glencoe Hotel Bldg. 124 W. Ash St. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Unorthodox Lead Heats High Contract BY WIU.IAM E. McKENNEY America's Caril Authority Written for NEA Service The recent world and national but by sound thinking. :-.i thc hand shown today most of the East players arrived at <t six no trump contract-, and the opening lead 'generally was the five of hearts. Declarer won with the jack a:ul took the spade finesse. When it held, he cashed the ace of spades and conceded a spade trick. However, against one declarer South opened the four of spades, and when the queen was played from dummy, North dropped thc jack of spades: Declarer immediately reasoned that South had originally o]XMicd from five spades headed by the king-ten, so he thought il was hopeless to try to break the spade suit. He started after the club suit and took the club finesse. South won il and led the three of spades. Declarer had to win this with dummy's ace and unfortunately for him, there was no way I lie could win more than 11 tricks. i A clima novel "]>eiiiiy dreadful" known ns England. Former Dancer HORIZONTAL J,G Pictured former, ^ -• c'3ncer \ 'i^, 13 Olesli.il -, *> 15 Responded * 11 War god s -; ' 3 Always 4 Canl ,5 Half an em C Operatic solo 7 Vend '8 Tantalum (symbol) «) I .cgal records il "are for N * 20 Impudent 21 Two-fold > 22 Tuscany river 23Tlerca "(ab.) 21 Id r?l (alj.) 25 Heating dV.-Ici- ' 29 Sub!?.-. 31 Tlr-.c me.-.sine 32 Ma:,'s njune 34 Mountain spur 30 Singing voice .VJ Pronoun 40 Sun god 41 Girl's name 41 Her famous brother is named —— 48 Sea eagles 50 Precipitation 51 Military helper 52 Harvest 53 Reservoir) 55 Nullify ' 57 Come in [58 Put into code VERTICAL ; il Adjusts ;g F.irsl-hand . ID Brain passage SOKxist 11 Milk ferment ill Operated ]2Kdible tubers M Fine M Finish :!. r > Stay IB Gold (symbol) 37 Elaborate , 26 Poem :i8c;i,-iu>ci 27 Tank 12 KOK 28 Sight organ 43 Poker slake 29 Chewed -H Pussauc fee -If) Peeling •!i; Man's nk'knamo •'7 l.air •lKT%r<>rorc •!!> Peruse ! M Cumparative j MlfflX f>i; Out of (prefix)

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