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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVlLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1947 IHE BLYTHEVn.LF COURIER NEWS CO. -- B. W. HAWSS. PubltahCT ' JA1OB jj. VBUBOW, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Ad»ettMng * Bate Nation*! Advertising Representatlr<»: Wtitaee/Witmer Oo, New York. Chlc»«o. Detroit, : PuMJshed Every Aftemooo Except 6und»y Entered « leoond eUs* matter at th« pott- office »t BlytheriUe, Arkmau, under act of Con(rex, •- October, it, 1911. Oerred by the United SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ' By carrier In the crty ol fllylheville or »ny suburb!! town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mat), within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2,00 !or six months, $1.00 for \hree mouths; By mat! outside 50 mile zone, J10.00 per year payable In advance. AAeditption for we brought nothing into the world and \fc~~ cannot take anything out ol the world.—1 Timothy 0:'l. * * * Only what we build inlo ciur character In a lifetime Is really ours and that we leave as a monument lo ourselves when we tile. Mr. Wallace's Change of Heart : In his Labor Day speech in Detroit, Henry A. Wallace had tlii.s to ;say: "We must replace tlie school of •scarcity economics, which destroys ef- 'fective price control in time of shortages; which limits in vestment from •litck of solf'conficlence, which develops a foreign policy based on the needs of reactionary capitalists rather (him the .needs of the nation." Mr. Wallace might have trouble in •proving the contention which forms 'the last part of that sentence, and •which parrots the Moscow propaganda line. But he does seem to be on solid ground when lie attacks the "school of scarcity economics." And to some who remember 1 him as Secretary of Agriculture back in the middle 30's, it may come-as a surprise to learn of this apparent change of heart. ', For jt .was Mr. Wallace, we seem to 'recall, who ordered the slaughter of .'the little pigs. It was Mr. Wallace who •espoused the idea of telling farmers -how much they could grow, and of •paying them for not growing any more. ;lt ,was Mr. Wallace who was, without .doubt, the dean of the faculty in that 'school of scarcity economics. •; '"But now some of the wicked capitalists are accused of doing, in the production of durable goods, .fust what Mr,- Wallace did some years ago in the production of food-limiting output, in order to keep prices up. And suddenly Mr. Wallace finds this to lie a very evil and unsound practice. He-.will find a good many supporters-'of. his present views. And he will also find some who will go a step further and condemn the labor union practice of feather-bedding as an evil and unsound 'practice, and for precisely the safe reason. > We don't know how true the accusations of this Labor Day speech may be.l The steel industry, principal target of the charges, says that it i.s simply swamped with a backlog of orders for its basic product, and that it is spending hundreds of millions this year for improvements and expansion of productive capacity. A federal Reserve statement says that American industry, as a whole, is plowing back 70 per cent of its profits and paying 30 per cent as dividends. Wherever the IrtiU. may lie, Mr. ^Wallace's implication that an economic System of scarcity is official Washing- tori -.policy doesn't square with l.he •facts. Without being quite forthright :enough to say so, Mr. Wallace seems 'intent on uniting the farm and labor ;vote in a fight against our present •economic system—or against what he "calls "reactionary capitalism," which he charges "owns" both major parties. If Mr. Wallace has lost faith in the economic system based on private capital it would be well for the sake of his present and future followers if lie would say so frankly. If he feels that scarcity economics is endangering the Country's welfare, he might declare war on it all down the line. As it is, lie seems intent on doing the country; & disservice, as well as ^catering hi« own ambitions, by dividing:, confusing and embittering a seg- men I of the American people as n prelude to |»ssiblo political action. VIEWS OF OTHERS We warmly applaud Attorney General Clark's order for criminal prosecution of "conspiracies to maintain or to Increase present prices." Bui we doubt If It will cut our living costs very deeply. Some price gougcrs may he jailed, others tnnde cautious, lint you cannot sweep back the ocean with a broom. Heavier punishment or racketeers—welcome us It will be—cannot touch tlie malnslring.f- ot the price movement. The basic cause ol Inflation is shortages. And the chief conspirators behind the shortages arc named War and Weather. Alarm In Washington uboul a new price spiral centers on Increasing prospects ol u short corn crop. Coal and steel prices aid going up by arrangement, hut would lecl the brake of consumer resistance, hud not war- caused demand exceeded supply. Bo, luo, with waives. It is true that In large areas of inc. American economy artificial measures lire taken to hold production down nnd prices up. But is the Attorney General prepared to prosecute the United Mine Workers and the owners of coal mines lor agreeing to a shorter' day, higher wages, and increased coal prices Is he ready to declare war on the building-trades unions nnd some of the processors of building materials? Clearly good results might loilow a vigorous Investigation of prices that are out of line, lint these arc mostly waves on top of a rising tide. The tide represents accumulated needs and purchasing power, unparalleled domestic demand, dammed up by Ihe war, phis tremendous demands from, abroad to combat hunger and repair war damage—these arc the great lorces behind high prices. The tide will continue to rise until supplies are increased to meet Ihe demands. Can nothing be done? Of course something Is being dene. The first hope Is for Increased production. The sectors where prices have been checked are ihose where production has caught up. The productivity of labor is reported on the upgrade. This will permit, some employers to absoib wage increases and hall the wage- price mcrry-go-round. In other cases unions are showing more restraint about demanding wage Increases. And although many profits arc still excessive, certain producers, wholesalers and retailers arc making a new elfort to operate on a smaller margin of profit. What more can be done? consumers can help by wise self-denial. Much of this is tuito- niatic. A large part of the. disgusting luxury buying of wartime has already stopped. And many jieoplc are postponing purchases long planned. This is not a happy business. It means that producers have priced themselves out of a market, that the potential level of consumption, production and employment has been reduced. But purchases postponed now may come Inter al a time to check a disastrous drop. They can help'to level out the business cycle. Can the Government do anything? it cannot now restore price controls. It can curtail its own spending. It can launch investigations to expose profiteers. Such n move as the Attorney General has just taken should be backed up with energetic action by the lethargic Congressional committees charged with Investigating the high cost of living. This situation Involves not mere!? the current annoyance of hardship caused by high prices; it may easily decide how successmily me American way of life is going to meet Ihe worldwide challenge of Communism. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. BARBS BY HAL COCHBAN Perfume is what wins men, sny.s n college professor. Especially (lie kind tnat comes from the kitchen. * * * Kile flyinp is illegal in Chiiui—iniL they slill can tell ;i fellow to go chn.sp himself. * * * The Veterans Administration in Washington kicked because employes diishecl madly out ot the building when five o'clock CIUHP. Didn't like the way they were running things, huh? * * * A ilccllnc in hitch-hiking is rciiorlrcl. 1'os- sility because the motorists have brt-n doing the thumbing:—clown! + * * One of the easiest ways lo keep n swcet- hemt is in candy and flowers. SO THEY SAY 'Ah, C'mon, Fellas! Gimme a Lift, Will Yuh?' Talk of Guided Missiles as Defense Weapons Confuses Effort to Maintain Strong Air Force 'Tliis is the second of three dis- wlclu's on the guided missile ) l!y DOUGLAS LAKSKN NI-:.<\ staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Sept. 10. (NEA1 — A lot of the talk about what las happened to U. S. air .power coins lo boll down to one thing— lie guided missile. The presence of this new. weapon ins confused the issue of a strong ir force In several peculiar ways, 'irsl, and most important, it, has aised the illogical question of vhlcli is the best weapon, the air- ilane or the guided missile. All the ballyhoo and exaggerated claims nnde for the guided missile have on fused the public and most coa- ;re.ssmen. And the services have been feuding over which outfit vould get control of this new gla- iior gadget of death. This false issue—the plane versus ho missile—lias caused n reluc- ance Lo support subsidization of i large aviation industry. Why, isks the public and Congress, spend - billion dollars for giant bombers vhen these wonderful new j-uided nissiles will kill more of the enemy aster and shoot the bombers out of he sky. Let's spend half of it to levelop n missile with nn atomic var head. Isn't that the perfect veapon? MILITARY EXI'KKTS CONFUSED This confusion in the public mind over just where the guided missile fiU inlo America's defense plans, however, merely reflects the same confusion in the minds of tlie military experts. The Iradilionally progressive Army Air Force has now maneuvered llsclf into a peculiar position on the whole question. The AAP line has been lo play down the importance of the guided missile. Some of this "playing down" has been losjicil argument. But. a 101 of it has been vindictive talking, which has done more toward weakening their -side. Most of the services, especially Army Ordenance, have been careful not to make exaggerations for the guided missile In official statements and press releases. But too many of the 1071 officers connected with various aspects of the missile jro- havcn't been so carrful in and unofficial statements. As a result, such Ihings as rocket trips to the moon are now considered to be just around the corner. This has put the burden of debunking push-button warfare on the Air Forces, and, in trying to sell the country on having nn adequate air force, they've really had two Jobs. One is trying to point out that guided, missiles couldn't protect the nation tomorrow. And the other has been to try to explain to an economy-minded C;:: 1 .- gress thai, nn adequate, mgd?rn air defense is an expensive proposition. It hnsn't done too ivell with e'thcr job. yram hav Interviews 'I\)I)AV.S WEAPON IS CRUDE Somc.vhere along tlie line the AAF has lulled to get across to the public the simple fact that Ihe onlj operational weapon the U. S. has today which even resembles i; guided missile is n crude sort ol affair, known by various names but generally called a glide bomb. This device has lo be dropped from an airplane in the first place, depends upon gravity for propulsion has very limited range and accuracy, and can be used oniy under special conditions. As far as the German V-2 goes it is doubtful if the experiments with it at White Sands, N. M., have accomplished more than to familiarize U. S. experts with firing it and, perhaps, increasing its range slightly. ] - The real key lo the present-day limitation of the guided missile is given by Dr. Lawrence R. Hafslad, executive secretary of the Joint Research and Development Board. Before he took that job lie said: "In neither my civilian nor my military experience have I seen a problem which includes so many branches of physical science. Aerodynamics, radar, electronics, tele- metering, servo-mechanism, gyros, computers, thermodynamics, combustion, metallurgy, propulsion, and chemistry must all contribute to a successful guided missile. And it will require brand new contributions in each or these lields. " Kaiser Expound son Shortage Of Steel; Offers His Remedy DOCTOR SAYS J); By \VIU,MM A. O'BRIEN, M. Written for NKA Service German measles is one of the least dangerous or all the contagious diseases of childhood. If the Infection is contracted by an expectant mother in the first two months of pregnancy, however, her child may be born with cataracts arid deformities. The disease is caused by a virus which produces a skin rash resembling early measles or mild scarlet fever. The incubation period of German measles Ls two to three weeks. Early symptoms are those of a mild infection, and usually the first difficulty the patient notices Li swelling or the glands in the back of Die neck and behind the ears. Alter the glands have been swollen and inflamed for 24 hours, the rash appears. The skin reddens and large blotches start on the face and spread to the trunk. Fading may be so rapid that the face is clear before Ihe body is affected. On the second day. the rash appears to develop tiny white points, especially on Ihe trunk. The throat is usually sore and the eyes are inflamed, although the fever does not become high. Epidemics of German measles occur in Ihe winter and spring in connection with, outbreaks of ordinary measles., Epidemics develop in three or four-year cycles and, while the . disease is not as contagious as regular measles, most susceptible children develop it after c.x]>osiire. Children with German measles should not attend school during an attack. They should lie kept in bed. but no special treatment is indicated. • KNFOICCEI) EXPOSURE UKGEl) All children * BV FREDERICK t, 1 . OTIIMAN (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Sept. 10. (UP) — AUoul Die only fellow 1 know who can take a subject like steel, shortage of. and give it sex appeal is Henry A The Incredible) Kaiser. If we don't get more Meel soon Uhis a sample Kaiterism) there'll be such a depression we'll either give our country back to the Indians— or hand it over to ihe Russians. It turned out thai Kaiser had a new deal he wanted to present the Reconstruction Finance Corp., whereby the government v<outd lower its valuation of his Fonlana steel plant in California; he'd sell mortgage bonds (o the public, and Ihu.'i would Ixiom Wr-slorn sleel production. The details if you are Interested, can be found on the financial page. The 250-pound Kaiser, with a voi?e like the basso on a deluxe juke box, eyeglasses whose horn rims must have weighed a pound and a half, and a bald-dome thai glistened softly in the indirect Jielus r:t the Slaller Hotel, called a press conference to (ell i.bout his hopes. The motherly-looking Mrs. K. sat in the back of the room while her celebrated husband told tiie capital's financial experts about his plans, the- steel business in general, and the state nf the nation as reflected in his own widely assorted enterprises. I don't know whether the white bumble uees flit- lini; among the red blossoms on his cravat were symbolic. His idea was thill people have gol to produce more—like those bees—and liow can they wen they've got no steel? Take one of the biggest automobile assembly plants in the Wes'.. he said, a new one geared to turn out 800 sedans a clay in Lone Beach, Calif., and producing none, because of no .steel. One of the experts asked him what automobile company? Kaiser beamed while the flash bulbs exploded. Modesty, he said, caused him to omit the name. But should develop Ger- . man measles, as the infection is I ?' ncc tnc Question \vns asked, well. milder in the early-age groups. •i'-' vva s the Kaiser-F:-nser auto coin- Some physicians recommend expos- l lal iy' s plant; a total lass so Jar stuff 10 stamp out IN HOLLYWOOD The natural protection (if thousands of miles of ocean guarding our shores disappears in a cloud of atomic smoke over Hiroshima.—Gen. Lucius D. Clay, commander^ U. S. Forces In Germany. * * * This help is not being used for the Greek people . . . but for military needs which cannot but help complicate internal affairs.—Andrei C.romyko, Soviet delegate to the UN. * • • Celebration of my 90th birthday nearly killed me last year, and I'm not going to let it be- done again. Why don't they leave me to die in peace?—George Bernard Shaw. British playwright, « • * •As f»r as housing is concerned, we are still at war—Rep. j. K. Javlts (R^ of New York. lly KHSKINE JOHNSON' NEA Staff C'orr«>s|Hni(lent HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 10. (NEA) — The Baltic of Milady's Hemline is a lot of "ridiculous hysteria over something thnt doesn't exist." Fashion designer Edith Head slip- lied me the lowdown on the "new look" that is supposed to be sweeping America from the Paris iaxhiou salons, and is actually getting stlfr resistance from many women and most all husbands. It's ridiculous to say lhat skirts will bo down to the ankles in lil-18." Edllh bristled. "Whenever there's a change in slylc some designers of high fashion go overboard. This time they have gone insane." E(ii!h is one of America's foremost stylists and for many years has dressed for the sciWu such shirs as Marlene Dlelrlch, Dorothy Lamour. Hetty tuition. Cliv.idetlc Colbcj-t jind many others. HAl'l'Y MUI1IIJM "Of course, r agree that stvlcs are changing." Edilh said, "but I'm not advocating skirls that go to the ankles. There's a happy medium—about 12 inches—and Ihal's where I think they'll stay." The fashion batlle nil) also wind up in a happy medium, Edith predicts, for padless shoulders and padded hips. "It's not smart any move for a woman to look like a fullback on a football learn, but she doevn't have to look like a circus freak, either. If a woman's shoulders need padding, she should pid 'em. Most women are loo big in the hips, anyway, and there will be happy hip medium. Kconomy note in reverse: Writers' secretaries al one of the b*(r studio:) huvo tieen ordered not to report for work on Saturdays. But Ihe trove has boomeran^-rd. \vith no one to lake their notation, S2000-a-wrek writers have quietly set asWe Saturday as gin rummy day and don't do i lick of work. Clark Gable out. with Dolly O'Brien again at ihe Chanteclivlr ... Bob Crosby and Margnrel Whit- Ing are recording an album of col- ly Agnr is tiie papa in both productions. Kerty I.amarr and Mark Stevens' are going rvcr.ywhpri- together. When Mark lias 1<> see his ajrrnt, llcdy waits outside in his car Edilv Howard, who lias lirnclfci .iis own band for only three years, is set to gross more than three- quarters of a million dollars this yea.-. OF 'MASON AND CATS James Mason's widely publicized love of cats is consistent. Ho woun-l up a letter to Charles Chaplin concerning "Monsieur Verdoux" with Needless to sny. my wife and I were delighted to note thnt Verdoux had Ihc right nttiUide toward rats " (IBlucbcard Verdoux murders his multiple wives but scolds his young son for pulling a cat's tail.i Original investors in Iho play "Life With Father" have been pair) off al the rate of 60 to 1. Humo Oronyn invested SlOflO in Ike play ctghl years ago and lias since tolli-oted SfiO.OOtl. When Velo7. and Yolanda appear at the Ni-w York Roxy llieati-r with the opening of "Korevrr Amber." they'll introduce :\ ncvv dance called the "Amberriuniba." tivj spade lead, Easl won Uic trick with the ja band returned the king of clubs. When East continued with the queen of clubs, Lightner (South) ruffed, then picked up the trumps by cashing th? queen, ace nnd king of diamonds. His next play was a small heart from dummy, Easl playud low. because of no motor cars. The man who has become since the war the fourtn biggest automobile manufacturer in the world said he didn't really expect a depression. He doublet! if anybody would give America lo the Indians, or to Russia, cither, because he believed there will be more steel, no matter what the old-line steel industry claims. "And watch the prices of automobiles come down," he roared, thumping tlie billinrd-clolh covered table. ''Nothing can stop 'em from coming down when we get tlie flow of malerial. All we need is steel. "Today, after two years of prophecies by the .steel companies, the shortage still is appalling. II is staggering to the economy." AH manufacturing is suffering, ho added. Many a week, be said, such sdanl corporations as General Motors Co., lose vast sums of money, simply be:ause they can't produce ears without the material. Another example, lie said, is a. Los -Angeles stove company which buys steel in lumps irom him, ships it east to be rolled into sheets, ,. , „ freights Ihe sheets back to Los An- Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Green en- gules.-and builds stoves The steel tertamed menwers of Ma- j wh ich should have been $93 a ton rons Club with their husbands I actually casts S215. No wonder -as last night, at their home. Prizes I - - »»»ui,i = a.-, were awarded Mr. and Mrs. Victor Bray. A dessert course with salted nuts was served at the conclusion of the evening. Cecil Lowe has ing young women to the infection before they are married, if they did not have it as children, to prevent possible harm to their babies from contracting the discsvic during early pregnancy. Important developmental changes take place in the eyes and hearts of the retns during the first few months of pregnancy, and the virus of German measles affects them. Inlnnts. malformed by German measles, are usually small and undernourished. and many fail to develop mentally. QUESTION: My 25-year-old son has canker sores. He has had them all his life, except for the two years he was in the service. ANSWER: Cause of canker sores varies: At times they respond to local treatment with n cautery, while others seem to become chor- nic. These get better and worse of their own accord, and are difficult to treat. t^ ••••«••«•••••••••••••• I 75 Years Ago I In Blytheville— Lightncr won with the queen and ran the rest of his trumps. He was left with the nine of hearts and the ten and seven of spades, while -:hnnmy had the ace anil queen of spades and king of hearts. Remember that East hat! doubled. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Doubles Helpful In Spoiling Honors By WILLIAM K. MrKKNNKY America's Can! Aulhorily Written for NEA Service Some players take years lo come- to the front as tournament experts Some reach the lop. only to slide quickly down the Other side of (he hill. However, in the field at the recent national championships tournament, there were several players who have l»en recognized for man> years as great players, and one o'f these Is T. A. Lightner of New York Icge limes Shirley Temple | "Teddy," as ho is known to bridge makes her debut as a mama in her players throughout Ihe country, cot next rtlm, "War Party," which will a good score on lodny's hand when be released about the time she he made four diamonds doubled becomes a mama In real life. John- Dummy played low on the opcn- purchased trm grocery store located on the corner or Park Street and Highway til North from C. if. Bums. The Rev. iVfrs. Eupha D. Beaslcy will conduct revival meetings at the Church o: the Nazarene, beginning Sunday and continuing for three weeks. Mrs. Tom Howard and Mrs. Theodore Logan entertained 12 ladies lor a Rook party at the Logan suburban home on Highway 61 North. Hansing Got Tighter CHICAGO (UP) — Thomas H. •Wright, executive director of the mayor's commission on hximan relations, says Chicago's housing sit- U. S. Statesman stoves arc costly. And .so on. he continued, throughout al! industry. Tho shortages are raising prices, lowering profits, and ttiueezing business until even optimists like- him can't help thinking about those Indians. He's a convincing talker. Most nf his competitors disagree with him. I'd hate to decide which side is right, but one thins I do know: Kaiser will have the whole nation' worrying atout the steel problem and that, there is no doubt, is good. uation was worse al the end of 19« than at the end of 1B45. -it can be stated flatly that during 1945 we made no gains in conquering this problem or even alleviating it." Wright said. "The city actually lost more dwelling units "through fire, simple decay and disintegration that, it put up during the year." Q J 109865 Tournament — Neither vul. South Wtst North East 3* Pass 3N.T. Double 4 # Pass Pass Double Opening — 4 8 10 and Lightncr had lot.'-'l the nee of hearts. Also he was <..>.:f'-'^nt mat East held the king of spades. so ot (his point he simply led the nine of hearts. East had to win with tlie ace nnd lead from the king and one spade inlo dummy's Vcc-quccn. giving Lighlnrr his ce,nt met of four diamonds doubled The Mississippi County Board of Education will meet Thursday. September the !8th at Blvtheville Courthouse, 2:CO p.m. for the purpose oi considering petitions icqucsllng that Cicar Ltikc School District No. be dissolved and the territory com- prisini; the District be annexed to Hiythcville School District No. 5. nnd that. Whitlon School District No. in bo dissolved and the territory comprising (his District be annexed to Wilson District No. 23. This will be an open meeting and anyone objecting to these petitions will be heard at this meeting. Signed: Phillip J. Deer County Supervisor of schools 9.3-10 HORIZONTAL 1,8 Pictured 3 Plunder 4 Drag 5 Preposition 6 Hurt 1 Flesh 8 Stable 9 Comparative suffix 22 Meals 25 Rice dish 14 Declare 15 Waken 16 Eager ITFilamcnl 19 Neat ' 20 Permit 21 Surgical threads 23 New Zealand parrot 2-1 Doctor of Science (ah,) 21 He'formerly 25 Percent (ab.) wrote radio 20 Higher . . 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