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•PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1947 BLYTHEVILU COURIKB NEWS m OOQRBDEK HJtWB OO. m. W, HAima PriMWMT ' JAMBS L. VBBBOKFT, Bditar 'MOL D. HTniAM, AdmtUnc j Rcpraentettw: I'WtOMr Oo, New Turk. Chicago, D*intt, Bnry AAvnooM a*eood dMi matter *t the [ra*(- /att«e «l Btytherllle, ArfcuttM. under act of Con. October t». Ifll. S«T«d tor UM United Pnn T RATES: By-curler in tbt aty ot Blythevllle or »nj Bibarv^n town where carrier service li maintained, 300 per we«fc, or 85c per month. By null, within » ndlu* ot 40 mile*, »4.t» per Te*r, *2.W for *lx months, $1.00 for three month*; by mall oirtsJd* 50 mile aone, $10.00 per jr«ai payable In advance. Meditation See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all.—I Thessalonians 5:15. • » » In a recent book by Page Cooper, she lias one of her characters saylnff, "... why should I poison my spirit with the thought of revenge? Fighting never settles anything. The world must find a way lo ( leave Ihtnirs teller for our children." Long-Range Prediction ••President ^Truman Iws been told that he can carry Ohio in 1948. •Senator Taft has ulso hcen toltl lie can carry Ohio. If it weren't n little early for predictions, we were about to venture u guess that as KOCR Ohio, so j^oes 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 com.-,£, .modities. :But in the industrial- section of the ini'latiomtry spiral there are two L remedies which, it is generally conceded, would he helpful if they could be applied. They sire heller labor- managemenl relations and increased production. ; The two go hand in hand. And a possible means of achieving both is found in Ihe Trubey profit-sharing system—which has been altracting considerable attention recently—or in some other plan embodying the same general ideas. The Trubey syslem is nol new. Developed by R. R. Trubey, a Fremont, O., capitalist, it is based on a profit•sharing plan devised by his present associate, Joseph A. Roeder. The Boeder plan has been installed in more than 70 plants in the past 18 years, and is still operating in all of them 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. "Bach year the company adds 25 per cent to its profits before federal federal taxes, up to $3 to the worker's ?1. The employe gets his money al 60, or al 50 if he has worked for Ihe 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 Wood pressure in a couple of schools of economic thought. One school makes lowest possible costs (including wages) and highest possible promts the first consideration, and •pears operations accordingly. The other .works toward a goal of more and more wages for less and less work, and.con- h skle#s high individual productive to be »'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 "<h« jackpot. If it has a loeong year, nobody wins. The system seems en- tirely legitimate and highly sensible, unless one happens to Ix-lieve in state socialism. Then, quite iinlnrnlly, there is 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. Bo the interest that the Trnlxjy plan is arousing seems only natural. 'It presents a hopeful method of increasing production fairly and quickly, at a time when a 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. VIEWS OF OTHERS As the Machine Comes to The Cotton Field Mr'chuniv.ulion of cotton production in llifl regions .sulLuljle for the crop Is inevitable. Unt mass migration of displaced Infoor !s hardly probable. Oscar Johnson, president of Uic National Cotton Council, in his speech :u tilonc- villc. Miss., directed atlmUon to the fact unit operators have had to turn tu machinery Ije- cuuiic of llii 1 farm labor shortage. He is convinced that mechanization has come irom an economic change in the cotton area, and that It IK not the caiusc of the change. Until recently (he cotton larm pattern was one of the most antiquated In the United States. The ]nrge number of migrants from the lertlle cotton lands demonstrated the week-ness ot the pattern. The migrations started before the 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 change 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 morednl/a- Lion, and the war gave the tenant opportunities in industry which left the operator seriously affected by u labor shortage. Agriculture in other parts of America has gone through what had been considered critical stages in mechanization, But each area in time benefited. Economic strains on fanning were removed by use of machinery. Wage levels came up. The people who remained oil farms were able to earn more, and enjoy more comfortable living. The displaced adjusted themselves to urban life, and gave industry the bcnelits of then- acquired skills. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. BARBS BY HAL COCHBAN Insontfil* is wliat never s«ems to trouble you when it's time to grl up. » » * A snbstilnte for wood, churned to be harder lhan oak, has been announced. Just wait till Junior gets his penknife into it! * t * Your thumb will shudder (o l.arn thai a Cleveland concern makes nails in more (hari a thousand shapes and si/c.s. * % « It's swell to be a good neighbor, but most people would rather have their lawnmower. • » • You'll never be able to convince any man that Ihe beauty or autumn leaves is in Urn fall. • 9 m Science can mngnity the human voice 21,000 times. Lt-t's hope 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 V Moss Hostess Frustration New By-Product Ot Military Office Mergers in Washington By DOUGLAS LA11SKN NKA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. Sel>l. 8. INEA) —Just when It lokecl like they liad most, of Ihc bugs out of ilia rnmeil forces merger, some capital liosless had to foul np th t > works in i^reat shape. Tile afternoon it \vns announced that John u. Sullivan. Kenneth C. Roynll and W. Slcwnrl Symington, in Hint order, had l:cc» named head of the Navy, Army and Air Force under tin: cevv IDepnrtment of Natlonnl Dercnsc. this decided to invit.e them all to a party. When .she slar'o.l nrrnnglng the sealing order iT hc-r (jurats. however, it daw.rai oii her hat tile order of prL'ceilrmce-pnitocul — would be clmngeii imde/ thp new .set-up. The lhi't:o new uppoi!",t.r:c;s wouldn't have the rank of cabinet nembers. Where should they sit? What would be iliuir position in a receiving line? Slip nervously bn/zocl the .St:;i.c Department's protocol office for ulvfce N"d fro', the polite answer ^hat because the mrri;i-r wouldn't become official until the i:nv nnnecl service's boss, Jarnos Pnrresnl. look the oatli, Ihcy would be i:]ntile to give an official judgment until then. HOSTESS RESTING Tlin frantic woman then stari» : 3 calling her friends for advice. But nil she did was to Iravo in her telephonic wake a sort of chain con- If labor conlimies its demands for hiRlier wages, labor will he the losci in Die long run. because production costs and consumer prices rise with wages.—Rep. J. p. Wolcott iU> Michigan. + * « The Marshall plan cannot fail -it will not fall. Otherwise the work) tails, and we enter another dark period.—Jnn Clvrislian Uinnls, prime minister. Union of South Africa. * * * We have been strangled by the Tail-Hartley Act and I feel it my duly to stay and fight to show the people that labor is decent and clean-and a little unselfish.—Daniel Touln, president, International Teamsters' Union. * « * In the present condition of world instability, it is essential that our Army. Navy and Air Force remain strong. The security of Ihe United States must be maintained against any possible attack by an aggressor.—Gen. carl Spaat?^ u. S. Army. » t * I say without hesitation that there will be no recovery from the present misfortune until the guilty men whose crazy theories and personal Incompetence have brought us down have been driven from power.—Winston Churchill. j Klernation, which has since grown nto mass hostess-frustration. The latest report was that the poor .'.•onian 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 Supreme Court Justices, cabinet members, slate governors, senators, Chief ot Staff,, Chief ol Naval Operations, five-star generals and admirals, representatives. Charge d' Affair?s and then lesser officials. It has never been settled" as to whether ambassadors or the Chief Justice comes after tb e President with the result no hostess asks them to tile same party. Another problem is what to do with the new Secretary of National Defense at social functions. It is established custom that the newest departments should get last social precedence. The ,\Var Department has always had second precedence after the State Department In the cabinet rankings. And it is guessed that the new cabinet post will command that old spot at the fos- tive board. But it isn't official. AUTHORITY, TOO. AT .SEA The person in Washington most eager to get the correct key to the whole puzzle is Carolyn liagner Shaw. She publishes Ihe "Social List pf Washington." a sort of unofficial but highly-regarded social register. Her current edition is due to go to press in a couple of 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 her book. Her only comment is: "After talking to almost every agency and authority in town, I'm still completely at sea." Among the experts, who have claimed to the point where they can discuss the thing coherently, it's agreed that it narrows down to whether Messrs, rioya'll, Symiiig- ton 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 cii-.l- n't know, charge d'Alfaires .ire sort of vice-ambnssadur.s. 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 mule:- the now arrangement. For the other two men. this ne\v proximity to Charge d'Affaircs is a theoretical improvement. If the finnl >.lecibiii>i sandwiches the new positions between the members of the of Representatives and the Charges it will probably bring welcome relief to both Representatives aiul Charges to have somebody new to talk to at dinner. Th« DOCTOR SAYS BY WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN, M. D. Written for N'KA Km'icr Modern educators list health cdn- atlon and health maintenance as lie number one subjects in schools' uiTlcnlu. The school, as the center of child guidance in living, repre- • ciils ;in extension of the home in,o the community. The National Educational «sso- cialfcn maintains Dial iiealtli edu- ction programs should include provision for healthful living In school. Rooms slioitid be clean and well ighted, and buildings .should be clean and provided with safe water and adequate sewage disposal. Social and emotional aspects of classroom life arc equally as im- lorlant as school sanitation and safely. Children .should learn to ive in a group, without losing in- :tlvidu*i) responsibility and initiative. A poised, well-adjusted school teacher exerts a marked influence on young children. Her effectiveness I should be measured m terms of her ability to stimulate each one to achieve his maximum. Every school should develop an efficient program .'or the preven- lior. and control of communicable disease. Children should be immunized against those infections for winch preventive measures are known, and they should remain away from .school during illness. Every child should have n physical examination by his family physician :ind | dentist before starling sclioo': and uach year following, .since Brewing children frequently develop defects \vhbh are not obvious. Health instruction should include instruction in heaUlilul living, such as proper eating, dressing, sleeping, cleanliness, play, and safety. Discussion groups should he the main feature of instruction, and pupils should be given special awards for achievement. All) KOR THE HANIHCAl'I'KD 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 thc-ir instruction, in the same environment as the normal pupils. This 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 un- special programs are provided. » * * QUESTION: I have heard of a man who recovered after a tarantula bite. I thought that was fatal. ANSWER: Tarantula bites are rarily, if ever, poisonous. Their clead- liness is largely a myth. »•••••••••••««•*••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• IN HOLLYWOOD ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• BY KKSKINT. JOHNSON' NEA Stuff Corri-S|>|ioni!cnl HOLLYWOOD. Sept 8. (NKA)-Olivia* de Havillantl wns wearing her "Bedlam Bob" and there were bags under her eyes. The bays, she hastily explained, were a "little worse than usual." She was wearing n sweater, but it wasn't the kind I.aua Turner likes. It was frayed and full of holes. She had on bedroom slippers and silk stockings. The stockings were crumpled and droopy. Olivia <le llavilland, tu put it, mildly, looked a mess. Bui nalurnlly, she wasn't sitting at a (able at Giro's with her husband, Marcus Goodrich. She was sitting at a table in the visitors' room of an insane asylum giggling to her movie husband <Mark Stevens! about biting a doctor's arm. The title on the cover of her script read: "The Snake Pit." Maybe you read the book. It's at»ut a gal who goes Insane anil is sent to an asylum. It's partly an expose of insane asylum life ami partly a great dramatic story. LONG SEAKCII KOK TAUT After winning that Oscar tor "To Kach His Own." Olivia turned down 50 stories before agreeing to play the role. "And believe me," site laughed, "I'm not the only insane person in Hollywood." Looking like n mess on the screen, however, is just auout much trouble for a gal as looking glamorous. That Bedlam Bob for example. Olivia's hair looked ca- r.iblc of scaring Boris Karloff. "But." she said. "I have to come into the hairdrcssing department every morning at 1 o'clock. They put it up first ami then they tear it down." And her stockings. They're sup-' posed to keep falling down. But they don't. "I'm the only girl in America, I guess, whose stockings keep working up. 1 have to keep palling them down." And the problem of driving home from work. Olivia doesn't get out of her "Snake Pit" get-up uiilil she gets home. And when she pulls up lo a stop signal with that Bedlam Bob in her new 1947 convertible. men do double-takes and ladies shriek. INFLATION AM) REFLECTION Olivia and Marc met for the first time at a dinner parly in the fall of 1940. The other night they were sitting in their lease-expiring apartment lamenting about iiillatcd prices. "Well," saltl Olivia, "it's all your fault for not chilling me that fourth time. If you had, we'd have married seven years ago, bought a home before inflation set in and been happily settled in nur own place long before this." Hero's Olivia's version of what contract bridge championships iollr- namcnt held at the _-:r>tel St. George in Brooklyn, N. Y., broke all former attendance records. New records were set in eve]-y event except two, and those two tied last year's record. With the bidding as standardized as it is today, about the only way that it was possible to win points in the tournament was to outsmart the opponents in the play of the hand. I do not mean by tric'rfcry. happened at that 1940 dinner party, which she went lo with Geraldine Fitzgerald and her husband, who had to leave early. "I had been talking lo Marc for two fascinating hours and had no intention of leavins;. particularly when he asked If he might have the pleasure of driving me home. Bvit another guest walked over and insisted he was taking me home. I wanted to protest, but didn't, for fear Mure would think I was aggressive. "He called me three times the following week, but I was out. My mother would tell him so. Marc AK-I3 V 109G54 • 108 AK83 Tournament—N-S vut. Soulh West North Kast Pass 1 A Pass 2 V Pass 3 A Pass -1 N. T. Pass 5 <r Pass C N. T. Opening—A -1 •' * £••••••••••••*•«, 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 number Ihero were eight new pupils in ihc seventh and eighth grades who have not attended this school be'fore. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Huffman Miss Virginia Huffman and Alvin Huffman Jr., spent yesterday in Jones- uoro where Alvin Huffman Jr.. hxs enrolled in Jonesbcno iiaptist College for the coming year. Miss Virginia Huffman will leave •Monday lor Clinton, Miss., where she will attend Hillman College this year. By FRFDHRICK (T.OTHMAN (United Tress Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Sept. 8. (UP) — H is my considered opinion (hat the original producers, namely the chickens, could have thought up an easier method than the government.'*; to bring on dollar-a-dozen eggs. The federals didn't, mean to scramble the nation's eggs into a gold-dusted omelette that nobody ean afford to eat. You can't blame Congress, the diplomats, or the Agriculture Department lor our multi-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 .sam'e time surplus eggs are piling up by the millions of dozens, the tramload and Ihe warchouscfnl. There are so many extra eggs which can't be sold that there are hardly any left winch can. That's one reason. High feed price. 1 ; arc another. Why the price is nudging $1 n dozen now. 'Hie Joes at the Agriculture Department in charge of eggs don't eat same, themselves. They hate eggs. They've got about SGO,OOi).OOQ worth on hand, which they have dried inlo powder or frozen in slabs. It, pains 'em even lo talk about eggs. Here's why: Congress, you may remember, passed a law continuing until two years after the war the government's guarantee of 90 per cent of parity prices for assorted foodstuffs, including eggs. The idea was to induce the farmers to grow more food. We needn't go into Ihe l.iby- rindi of decimal point-; and imr- centage tables behind p'arily prices. The idea is that every thni; the price of a tractor goes up, or a eulico dress for the iarmei'<; ivife, the parity price of the food lie sells goes up, too. If nobody l( else will pav it, the 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 parity for hen fruit. Tiiis forced tile government, under the law. to buy his surpluses at the highest prices in history. This year so far tiie 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 noses and enforcing it. They sold less than half their eggs to England for $50,000.000, which we 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 the law to give 'em away, say, to hungry Germans or Japs. Ftjdei'Al 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. The 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 the 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 luses under parity will develop, and the price of eggs will continue to soar. Whatever the omelette boys do — and they've got to make up their minds soon — they'll be wrong. Any suggestions, chickens? DiuiWc Trouble MANGUM. Okla. (UP) - Mrs. Norman Meadows hoped tile worst was over after buzzards killed a young calf in her pasture one week and she killed two rattlesnakes in her yard Ihe nex',. The buzzards i^anged up on the calf—and -Mrs. Meadows. Several buzzards swooped down and drove Mrs. Meadows away while other buzzards killed the calf and tried lo 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. lus until .we met again in New York in August of 1946 and were married 20 davs later." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Unorthodox Lead Keats High Contract BY WIU.IAM E. McKENNEV America's C«nl Authority Written for NEA Service The recent world and national but by sound thinking. I:i 'ho hand shown today most of the East, players arrived at a six no trump contract-, and the opening lead 'generally was the five of hearts. Declarer won with the jack a:id ...„ ,„ ™. „„„,. look the spade finesse. When it didn't understand, and figured 11 held, he cashed the ace of ^ spades was avoiding him. So I was left' " •-• - •boasting of my bachelor-maid sta- Soulh opened the four of spades, and when the queen was played from dummy. North dropped the jack of spades. Declarer immediately reasoned I hat South had originally opened from five spa.ies headed by the king-ten, so he thought it was hopeless to try to break the spade suit. He started after the club suit nnrt took the club finesse. South won it and led the three of spades. 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