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(Aim.) eoimiEii OOURIBB JNEWB xnra oo. Detroit. _ __ . , Otnxtey gnXnrl M Meand ctaw matter « tbe port•* BtyttwrtU*, Aituuu, under *et of Con- October », U11. ••rred by tbe trotted Pnn SUBSCRIPTION RATBB: -Bf curler ,ln the city ot BlythertUe or my ~ *uhori<*n town where curler service Is m»!n- ti)ml Iflc per ve*k, or Ke per month. By m«il, wtthtn » ntdlua of 40 mfle*, MOO per • fMTj «S<M tot 4x ncotb*, »1.00 lot time month*: by mill outside 50 mile xone, »10.00 per ye*r p»y»We In advance. Meditation ', ':.. Look carefully then how you walk, not as " unwise meh v but as wise men, making tiic most of. time, because the days are evil— Epheslans .' 5:15-16. • •'.•.'.*.. -• • • /The wisest person lias not accomplished much if'he has inuled his lime in unproductive liv- inf. Ttao* is • h»rd to evaluate because II cannot be seen or held in the band. Only Room for One " President James B. Conanl of Harvard University has stoutly denied the rumor that he might be a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. With the boom for President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower of Columbia University apparently booming bigger .all the time. Dr. Conant evidently believes that one mortar board in the ring is <juite sufficient. at the Polls • For several weeks the special congressional election in Lehigh and •Bucks counties, Pennsylvania, had been ..^touted as a preview of the 1948 race. ,v The , principal reason was that the "^Taft-Hartley Law was_the central is- "iiue of the campaign. Another reason, was that industrial Lehigh Country ." iiind rural Bucks were a small but rep"_ resentative cross-section of the Amer- '• Interesting sidelights on the canv- - paign were the united AFL, CIO and - independent union support Of the Democratic candidate, and the fact - that Republican candidate, Speaker of : the State Assembly, had steered Pennsylvania's version of a Taft-Hart- ley Bill through the legislature. - Well, as you know, Franklin Lieli- tenwalter, the Republican, won. And '. as you might suspect, the Democratic . forces in the two counties minimized 1 their defeat while the Republicans perhaps gave it exaggerated importance. ' Though Mr. Lichtenwalter's win; ning percentage was slightly larger . ' than the percentage of registered Republicans, the election still seems to ; show that a normally Republican (or - Democratic) section will vote in a pretty normal way unless there is considerably more to stir up the voters' minds - than the Taft-Hartley Law apparently - had to offer. -. ..... The results might also indicate that the labor vote cannot be delivered in a - bloc, even when two usually unfriend- union groups get together in an at•; tempt to do so. This special election doesn't neces- - sarily. prove that the big unions have lost out as a political force. Rather it may be that the big unions have ovei- - done themselves in denouncing the ' .Taft-Hartley Bill as a "slave, labor '. law." Or perhaps they have 'beaten their breasts and rent their garments too early in the game. ' If this "sldve labor law" had taken money out of the envelopes of Allentown's organized workers, if it had cost them their jobs or destroyed their unions, then Philip Storch, the Dcmo- •ejratic candidate, surely would have been elected. • The new law has done none of tji.ese things. Wages are still up and employment is still high. The balk about slavery and fascism has remained talk. Maybe the Taft-Hartley Law will do all the horrible things predicted for it by the unions' high brass, but it aeeQis 'unlikely. Jf or until £h« organized rank-and- fjfc feel tfi« effects of this law in their J0t» or Wages -w personal freedom, it M *0*tful that they will all jump through the hoop at their leaders' command. If nnd when they do feel those effects, they will express Iheir feelings at the polls without millions of dollars' worth of urging. As a footnote lo the Pennsylvania election, we might suggest that maybe the Tnl't-Jlarlley Law won't be the big issuo of '(lie 19-18 campaign, after nil. And we'll bet that if Mr. Storch had been able to present a reasonable- sounding solution to Uio high-price problem, he'd have won by a bigger landslide than Mr. Lichtenwaiter did. FRtDAYr SEPTEMBER 19, 1fM7 VIEWS OF OTHERS Food—and the Future What will linlt the rise In food prices? American housewives, paying twice what Ihey paid for food in 1939 and lacing new increases, arc nsklng that question with new vigor. last year the opponents of price control had a simple answer. Tor instance, Representative Rnnkin of Mississippi said: "If Congress will slop this OP A now prices will level oil." Those who took (his view reasoned rightly that the ultimate answer to inllation is production. What they failed to recognize was that unusual, war-created conditions prevented the normal operation of the law of supply and demand. OI'A was never as much of n "shackle" on production as it was-pictured. In the year after control!! went otf, industrial production rose only 7 per cent, while prices increased 18 per cent. In the case of food, demand and supply were even more sharply out of Joint. Demand continued to mount and American farmers could not surpass the production records they were already setting. So food prices jumped 33 i»r cent. Foreign shortages of food arc expected to remain large for another three or Jour years. So those who want to halt food prices soon should not count on an early decline in exports—which are only about 10 per cent, anyway. Nor are they likely to get much help from Increased supply. Indeed, poor weather could reduce many crops below present levels. What has not been adequately recognized is that in the realm of food greatly increased domestic demand is the chief cause of high prices. Today 60,000.000 Americans are employed. And at better wages than ever before. Even though real wages have gone down since the war ended, (hey arc about twice as high as in 1839. Millions of Americans are eating better. They are .consuming 26 per cent more beef (per person) than before the war. 21 per cent more pork, 28 per cent more chicken, 20 per cent more m f iik and cheese, 30 |>er cent more oranges and lemons. Politicians may look here or look there lor price scapegoats. There will Ix} cries of profiteering ngninst iarmers and lood processors. Most of the processors make no more than a cent on each dollar of sales. Tremendous -volume may give them a tidy profit when .percentage is figured not on sales but on dollars Invested, but there is in most lines hearty competition which holds profits down. This "is true also with distributors. And the farmer is no monopolist. This means that the main early hope of relief in food prices lies with the American consumer himself. His high cost of living is partly a mailer of high living in the sense that he is eating more expensive food. Not necessarily more nourishing food. And if he wants (o cut his food prices he may have to eat more bread and less beef, more rice and less pork, more spaghetti and less chicken, more margarine and less butter. Such a shift might benefit hungry people elsewhere, for grain used to produce meat feeds only about one fourth as many ixxrole as grain used to feed people. There is no simple answer to the question. What will halt food price rises? But it is time the consumer realized that he holds in-his own hands a large part of the answer. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. BARBS BY HAL COCHBAN Only CO freshmen can be admitted to a Kentucky dental school when Ihe fall season opens, but 1200 have made application. And pull will do them no good! Hight now most people don't have to be toM to "go jump in the lake." » * * The number of races won by a nose should teach us to keep our heads up! * • * Meat is sold in a Texas drugstore. At last the drugstore cowboy comes into his own. * * t If it weren't for the alarm clock, to what would a lot of men attribute their start in life? SO THEY SAY After All, It's the Cat's Natural Reaction UN Hopes to Wind Up Current Session Before Council of Foreign Ministers Meet in London (This is the last of four dispatches | for the Social, Humanitarian and on the current, session of Genera! Assembly.) HY PETEIt EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, -Sept. 19. (NEA) —For many weeks, :i staff of American experts on United Nations ai- fairs has been at work in the State Department in Washington, shaping U. S. policy on GO-odtl items on the agenda for the General Assembly meeting. Some pressure is being exerted to wind up the session in two months. That would allow it to adjourn before the Council of Foreign Ministers meets in London in November. But if this is done, the assembly may have to reconvene eariv In 1918. Some of the ilems of un- -finislK'd business will ta!-:e long .study and longer debate. Principal issue before the Economic and Financial Conunittee may be post-UNRRA relief needs. This subject took most of the assembly time last session. In the coining session it may develop into full- dress debate on th? Marshal! plan, so far a strictly U. S.—European affair. Conflict may now arise over whether reconstruction shall be managed by the UN's own commission on European recovery, or whether the job may be clone by the United States, acting alone. TWO YUGOSLAVIAN PROPOSALS Yugoslavia has p'j; on the agenda the UN | Cultural Affairs Committee two apparently Communist-inspired items. One calls for measures to speed up the handing over of war criminals supposed to he hiding in displaced persons camps. The Ukraine had this item on the first assembly agenda. There is no advance information on what the Yugoslavs will now propose. It may be presumed they want to get their hands on Yugoslav refugees now outside their country's borders and allegedly interested in overthrowing Tito's Communist- regime. The other Yugoslav proposal .should give the assembly its big- gesr. laugh. It calls for recommendations "to prevent the dissemination of slanderous reports." If any government is vulnerable on this charge, it is Yugoslavia itself. Administration of non-self-gov- ernmg territories will be principal business before the assembly's Trus- tee.ship Committee. At the last assembly, a special 15-nation com- mit'.ec wa.s set up to review reports iro:n countries with dependencies. T?:e United States, for instance, must report on Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam. All League of Nations mandates have now been transferred to the U.N" '.vith the exception of those over Palestine and South West Africa. South Africa was called upon to deliver the latter mandate, at the last assembly, but refused, wanting to Solving this will be the Trusteeship .Committee's biggest problem. WORK TO OUTLAW MASS KILLINGS The Legal Committee has many technical questions on privileges and immunities of staff members of UN organizations. Its principal bu5i- ness, however, will be consideration of an agreement c.n genocide, the crime of mass destruction of lacial, religious or national groups. Draft of .a convention to outlaw genocide has already been prepared. The assembly's Budgetary Committee lias a heavy .schedule. Secretary General Trygve Lie had recommended n S39 million budget for 1946, but it has been cut to S34 million. The question of Jj. S. contribution of nearly 40 per cent of the UN budget may not be brought up again at the coming assembly, in view oi world conditions. At the last .session, Sen. Arthur Vandenberg took the stand, for the U. S., that no one country should contribute more than a third ol the budget, to avoid its financial dominance. Financing construction of UN permanent headquarters on the new site in New York City will be brought up- Immediate plans call for a S85 million outlay for General Assembly and secretarial buildings. Whether this is to be financed by member-country contributions, by private bank loans guaranteed iti a UN mortgage, or by loan from the U. S. Everyone Around Meat Counter Liable to Insults These Days Sunday School Lesson Scripture: Proverbs 4-.JS; C:lfi; 9il»; 14:34; 15:1; Jdjg; 21:3; 22:1; 21:1; 28:1; 29:18; James 4:1 BY Ml 1,1AM E. GUJtOV, P. D. Great proverbs are the crystallization of experience. Sometimes they are reflections upon life and con- due'.; concentrated bits of wisdom, or philosophy; homely or picturesque expressions of truth, that are to character and the good life as the acorn Is to the oak. Sometimes they ore the observations of discerning critics, who have observed the wisdom of the wise, nnd the folly of the foolish, and have set clown human values and the best way of attaining then) in rules or guidemarks in the form of popular, memorable maxims. Sometimes they seem to have been spontaneous thoughts, quickened by some incident of experience. '" much the same way as an artist catches and records some passing -scene or impression. All three forms of proverbs are illustrated in the passages cited in the lesson. A few very striking ones are elsewerc in the "Book. A deep philosophy of life is in 4:23, "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of il are the issues of life." Similar reflection is in the list of things that the Lord hates-.-the six things listed in G:lti-19; and in the well- known 14:34, "Righteousness cxal- tetli a nation: but sin is a reproach 10 any people." Of the second sort, terse, practical observations, are 16:18, "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall" and 28:1, "The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion." Good examples of the spontaneous, but no less deeply wise proverbs, are 2-7:19, "As hi water face an.v.vercth to face, so the heart of man to man." A good example of the same sort, outside the Book of Proverbs, but a proverb none the less, is in Ecclesiastes 7:6, "As the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool." We can imagine the thirsty traveler stooping down to drink in some limpid pool, before mirrors were common, and as lie saw each feature given back from the pool having flash into his mind th,at vivid metaphor to which the great Sir Francis Bacon devoted an essay of interpretation. And as for the crackling. I have camped and cooked "in a pot over an outdoor fjr.e .often enough to have recalled the PI'OT verb. Every people and country has lia'd its proverbs, and almost every generation has had some of .its own. But richest of- all are those that have coir.e from the ancient Hebrews. No doubt they were compiled from many sources, and they represent a great repository'of treasured wisdom, but it is 'no coincidence that they come from a race and a time that gave to tile- world its greatest saints and prophets, and that ultimately gave to the world the Savior of Men. who parables express and fulfil! the wisdom of the Scriptures that He knew so well. + BY FREDERICK C. OTIIMAN ' (Unllwl Press Staff Correspondenl) j WASHINGTON, Sept. 19. (UPI— * Clinton P. Anderson, our Secretary Of Agriculture, can chop this dispatch into confetti and eat it on )as26-cent-a-pound rilj roast. That'll teach him not to embarrass a taxpayer. Clint is the gent who announced in Albuquerque, >N. M., thai we arc fools for paying Si a pound for steaks, when \ve can buy rib roasts for a quarter. In almost so many words he said it. This made it my next move.' I clutched a copy of liis speech in my hot little hand. Grabbed a 14tn Street trolley for (lie Arcade Mar-J Icct. pebarked at this, one of the biggest collections of butchers and grocers in the East. Hurried past the fruit stand where single lemons were five cents each, and pears a dime. Paid little heed to the delicatessens where rat cheese was 95 cents a pound nnd eggs 92 cents a dozen 'Ignored the 65-cent roasting chickens and the 97-ceni butt":. And made a bee-line to the meat stands. J told the fattest butcher in the place that I wanted an economical rib, roast. He said did Iwant the 75-ccnt roast, or the CD-center without so much bone? I said I wanted the two-bit kind. Clint, he insulted me. I showed him your speech about intelligent people eating 25-cent rib roasts. And then, Mr. Secretary, he insulted you. He got red in the fitce and said... But I shall not repeat what he said, Clint, because he got less respectful as ,he went along. The cheapest meat he had was brains at 39 cents a pound. My next butcher was a skinny individual with a weary expression and I took no chances on him. I kept quiet about your speech. Cliiit. and asked him what, was his best buy? He said, sirloin steak at, 93 cents a pound. I wouldn't fool you, Cliu;. He said it was good, solid eating, 4; .with a minimum o'f bone. Rib roast? 1 Pha, he said. Like that. Pha! He hauled out a rib roast, Mr. Secretary and proved to my satisfaction that it was about 40 per cent bone, gristle, and suet. This makes an 80-cent lib roast cost a good deal more jwr bite than a dollar steak, Clint.. Any way you figure it. So I asked him did'lie haye any meat at all for 25 cents a pound? He smiled pityingly. Cheapest meat he had was tongues, fanned out like octopus legs, at is cents. Special price. "The American people still are Willing to pay prices that have no relation to value," -you said, Mr. Secretary. Not rne. I canvassed every meat stand in the market, looking lor anything at all to eat at 25 cents a pound. Clint, I found plate beef at 59 cents a pound and cold hot do^s at ditto. Top rouivl steak ground into hamburger was 9[> cents. And you know what a cube steak is, Mr. Secretary? The tough chunk of meat the butcher attacks with .1 waffle iron arrangement and your .wife buys on the .nights there is no company? Ninety cents a pound also, Clint. Over by the fish stands was the lowest priced meat in the place. It, was mostly tallow, with .a narrow streak of red in tile middle. As nondescript a piece of meat as ever „ I made a butcher hang his head. » •••••••'; 1 Twenty nine cents a round. No bar-' sain, Ihe man said. So you sec what you did (o HIP, Olint. Just let me know when you .-at these words. I want to .send over A photographer. = 15 Years Ago ! In Blytheville— ex-German territory, government, must be decided. IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSKINE JOHNSON' NEA Staff Correspomlent HOLLYWOOD. Sept. 19 (NEA) — Behind the Screen: The prize-fight sequences in "Body and Soul" are realistic that preview audiences are actually rooting for John Garfield. After this film. I doubt whether John will be able to walk into a night club or bar without some drunk eyeing him and saying. "So you're the champ." as he st.-irts swinging. It almost happened once before. John told me, after one of his films with the Dead End Kills. A drunk up to Buy!" up Ins in a night club walked him and said: "So you're a tough 'Then he started rolling sleeves. "I didn't wail lo src what happened," snid .lolin, "I just ran." Tlie night before ho Ic-Et fir Africa. Tyrone Power lippr-d off maestro Emil coleman at tho Mocambo to play ihe tune "Mam- selle" at least Iwicc if Uina Turner comes in with a new hcarl interest. It's their !nvo:i:o tune. he confided. DALE OR TU1GOF.R? Dale Evans will be back a,> Roy Rogers' leading lady — tilt the screen, too? Woody Herman. who discovered Glmiv Sinnns 12 years ago. has made her a fan- Lcl us make peace with the German people and line them up on our slde > if we arc going into this battle royal throughout the world.— Rep. John Rankin (D) of Mississippi. • » * Twice within a generation, American industry has demonstrated that, given adequate time to convert to munitions production, it can out- produce any other nation in the world-Secretary of War Royal!. in •*••.............,..•, role he feels he would enjoy playing. I .ipked him why lie took a current role in "The Enchanted Valley." "Well." he welled, "It's the best script I've seen In a long just lead them until nobody has any more." There were a few other points that he had learned however. He knew that South's opening of .the queen of hearts marked North for the ace king. He also knew no boy kissing girl time. There's in it." WYXN IX SHAKKESPEARE George Tobias is introducing Hollywood's newest cocktail — the Johnny Meyer Collins. Three of 'em and you don't care who picks up the check. A nri£lilx>r -was gushing over Hul-h Ifusscy's six-month-old son. "Will he l>e an actor?" "Of course," replied Ruth. "He's already been in 'Stale of the Union.' That's why I left the show." In one two-week stretch this month. Dick Haynes starts shooting "Up in Central Park," begins his fall radio show, becomes the father of his third child and will set up offirL's for his new fijm company. that third position opens the bidding probably a little weaker than any other : pos!tibn. Therefore, having located the ace and king of hearts in the North hand, life was sure that North did not also have the ace of diamonds. So "Goffy" ruffed the opening heart lead then led the king of spades. South won and returned another heart. "Golfy" trumped it, cashed Twenty one men were arrested by Sheriff w. w. Shaver and six deputies in a raid on a notorious gambling center six miles below Leachville on Sunday. Forty five men were said to have escaped' during the roundup. Mrs. N. B. Menard, Mrs. C.. L. Wylie and Mrs. J. E. Critz entertained 17 tables of bridge, Saturday afternoon at Hotel Noble. A drum top table went to Mrs. H. A. Taylor for .first prize, Mrs. T. G. Seal won a magazine rack for second and third high, sihxmlettes were presented to Mrs. Edgar Borum. Miss Ruth Butt left yesterday for New Orleans where she iwill be a student at Sophie Newcomb College for the coming year. imperfect Circle The moon sometimes conies 35,000 miles closer to the earth than at other times. It does not iravcl in a perfect circle around our planet. Steel Oil Barrel Racks Any Bbe T. L MARRY > MISSOURI ST. PH. 3821 tastic offer to be tile vocalist his new all-slor bund. Auilir Murphy, the most ilrco- ratttl GI, who is making his film debut in "The I.oiift Gray Line," is foinfr places wilh film newcomer Wanda HcndrlN. There's a good story 011 liow they met. Bill Cagnes's publicity heart, diaries Leonard, askeil Anilir If he'd like a date with a Hollywood culic. "Sure," said Audie. Leonard picked up half a dozen fan magazines and m;<l Audio to take his pick of the cover girls. Audio picked Wanda, and they've been going placis together tvrr since. Veteran clmrac!«r actor Chaiies Grape-win emerges from rclirc- mcnl only when there is n screen McKEMNEY ON BRIDGE Locating Honors Is A hcays Helpful By WILLIAM K. McKKNNEY America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service One of the cutest brtdfie stories I have heard lately was told by Bertram Lcbhar, Jr. of New Ro- chcllc. N. Y. His 13-year-old son Godfrey ("Goffy"), plays a prettj good game of bridge. During the course of a hand a couple of years ago, "Goffy" led one extra rouiu of trumps, whereupon father ask ed, "Don't you count the trumps?" Looking a little bewildered, the 11-year-old lad said, "No." "Then how do you know," asked his father, "when you have picked up all the trumps?" "Goffy" replied, "I A 8 6 2 V AK742 «Q6 f 4,732 '•> - "Goffy" * K Q J 10 _ > Tournament — E-W vul. Sonth West " North East Pass ' Pass ( t Pass .4 A Opening— ¥Q' " ' ',19 the queen and jack of spades, then came the ten of spades. It was then that he learned that nobody else had any trumps. He cashed the ace and king of clubs and led the five of clubs, which South won. Another heart was led and trumped by "Goffy." who now led a diamond. South played low but "Goffy" went right up with dummy's king because of his certainty that North could not have the ace-king o! hearts a ace of diamonds, and not open the bidding. He discarded one of his losing diamonds on the jack of clubs and made four-odd. The Last Natives few animals round In the boggy swamp north of Upper Red Lake, Minn., are the only remaining native caribou in the United States proper. Educational Leader HORIZONTAL l , J.I Tic}wed member of '•\:. .S..Of. ; .ce of 2 Dried grape 3 Egyptian river 4 Wapiti 5 Thus 6 Horse's gait 7 Slop S Either 9 Fortune ! 10 Entice 2C Co'npass point 11 Acid radical •_U Bca'.ns 12CaIyx leaves 23Grc.Ms letter. ^•1 Nickel (symbol) 23 Near 23 Court (no.) ?nKot (prefix) 2.1C-row ing out 32 Anger 35 Give 3C Puffed up 38 He has - 17Sun god veterans' 18 Area measure • educational 21 Loud speaker facilities 22 Tirades 39 Kappcd 25 Coral island lightly ^. 27 Loiter 45 Prod ! 30 Man's name 47 Finishes 48 Parent 49 Type measure 50 Limbs Of 51 Earth 53 Letter of Greek alphabet 55 Scoundrel 57Kye (Scot.) 50 Artificial language suffix '<S! 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