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PAGE EIGHT BMTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THJB BLiTHEVILLE COUK1KR NEWS TUX COURIER NEWS CO. H. W RAINES, Publisher JAUX8 L. VCRHOKFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. AdveiUOiig Sol* N»tioa»l Advertising Representative!: W&liac* Witmer Co, New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atl»ot4, MempbU. Published Every Afternoon Bxcept Sunday Entered u tecond clau matter «1 the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansac. under »ct ot Contress, October », 1911. Served by the United Frew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By curler in the city ol BtytheiLU* or any •uburban town where carrier service U maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles, 14.00 per year, *2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three monthi; by truil outside 50 mile u>ne, 110.00 per year payable In advance. Meditation When a few yean arc come, then 1 shall go the way whence I «hall not return.—Job 1B-.I2. • • • Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last linal awakening.—Walter Scott. Barbs ' By this time people have begun to realize that cold weather Isn't so hot. * * • Police In an Illinois town thwarted a thief tolnj to !«' a $10,000 bakery payroll. He didn't even gel one of the jtlly variety. • • * We still wonder how main can gel 10 ixjilncts ot ha«h from whit's left over from » five-pound roast. * * • Lots of wives prefer cooking—Ujt an excuse to dine out. * * * Musical powder boxei are In vogue again. TO tone up the complexion, probably. hower lm« said. We may tui'ii oui- eyes from the facts. We may think we are wiving problems wild pelly crusades against petty obstacles. Hut the facts are there. They must he faced—not only by the short-sighted government officials and the vote-hungry politicians and the Henry Wallaces, but by all of us. Eisenhower Looks at War, Comes Up With Facts General Eisenhower's film! report ns chief of staff brought a solemn and arresting note to the discordant jangle of today's comment and controversy. It spoke of military needs and preparation, but the tone was of peace. There was nothing in it of belligerence.or idle boasting. As General Eisenhower was first a iupreme commander of conib;it forces and then a chief military administrator and planner, so his report combined R close-range estimate of our defense requirements with a long view of the prospects of peace, nnd what can we do to bring them nearer. The general is not a prophet, but his predictions made sense. They were not pleasant reading. He questioned whether, once again, the governments of the world have failed to learn the lesson that war teaches, the lesson of a savage futility that settles nothing. By looking back on every year, General Eisenhower said, it is possible to see a point where the chain of events leading to it could have been broken and the conflict prevented. This, ], c concluded, disproves the theory that war is inevitable, and gives hope that its prevention is possible. It can scarcely be disputed that the crucial point comes at the moment when a power or group O f powers cries "Halt!" to the > aggressor, and has enough strength to enforce the command. As General Eisenhower pointed out the aggressor does not balk at war. He merely ffiars defeat. Yet today's scene gives grave doubt that the repeated lew™ j ms brought wisdom. Our government and the Russian government have been reviewing the chain of events (hat led to World Uar II. But the purpose of cacl) N to accuse, not learn. Whoever wins 't|,i, Unger-pomting argument will have won a, poor victory. For the argument onlv increases ill-feeling «, K | s | ov , s tlle . 0 _ gi'ess toward peace. There are some Americans who counsel umlateral disarmament, appeasement and even surrender ns the wav-to peace. Others would lake a chance on losing the last barrier., between American and an ambitious Russia rather than sacrifice the world's highest stand- ai'd of living. The Eisenhower report emphasized that a strong national defense is not the key to endurmg peacc . But without a slionjr America, the key cannot eve,, i je fought Russia's ultimate challenge must be met and discouraged before it is offered. It carinote be met by military wcak- Iness. It cannot be met if we would rather lower taxes than ensure our safety, or if we disarm for the sake of "the moral and social principles which," as General Eisenhower wrote, "Tli e U. S. h« s _proven, twice dunig m y Army career,-to have regarded as more vilal than the blood of its finest young men." We may not like what General Eiscn- Score One for Justice Five years ago John Longo, an outspoken foe of Boss Frank Hague's political machine in Jersey City, N. J., was found guilty of a voting fraud in H trial that smelled to high heaven. Kven the states altorney general said it was unfair. Now, after a long fight in which former Gov: Charles Edison aided him, Mr. Longo has been exonerated. Five years of worry, expense nnd wrongful accusation cannot be erased. But it is still good to know that we live' in a country where the "lillle hum" has some protection from justice, even in a city whose political bo.ss has boasted, "I'm the law." VIEWS OF OTHERS Dented Armor In the telephone rate hearings at Jefferson City, Southwestern Bell's touted armor ol public relations has been not merely drilled but pierce by jagged blows. Under questioning by Morns Osburn. chairman of lhe Public Service commission, telephone of. ficinls admitted that rale concessions Bianled in some other states are denied in Missouri. Mr. Osburn cnnnol understand why telephone subscribers In all states should not be treated alike. Obvious (ijicrlmljiatlon was revealed In the treatment of the telephone company's reserve lor depreciation. In Missouri alone this reserve reaches Die huge sum of nearly.$55.000,000. This Is 35 per ccm 31 the total properly valuation on which southwestern Hell wauls to earn a return. This Is money til a I liajs accumulated over » period ol years in excess of what was needed to cancel out real depiecialion and to yield a fair, return on the iDVcstinciil. If this s.55,000.000 represented true depreciation, the rale-making valuation ought to b£ reduced by thai sum. ]r it Is excess earnings above i lair iei.urn. it probably belongs lo the subscribers, and it still shouUl be credited against Die properly valuation. In Illinois. Kansas. Tennessee and some other states, (he Bell System accepts this reasoning. H takes the depreciation reserve out of the rate base. But not In Missouri. An established rule of the Public Service Commission requires the telephone company ( o pay itself in opcraling income each year an amount eVial lo 3 per cent of the depreciRlion reserve. But the company wants a return of at. least 5 t-2 per cent annually on 155,000.000. The difference between the way the rteprecia- lion reserve is handled in Illinois, for example, and in Missouri Is lhe difference between 3 per cent and, say, s 1.2 per cent annually on $55,000.000. That comes lo more than »1,360,00() R year. There, ns Chairman Osburn Implies, is n chance lo pick up at one swoop 42 ,,er ceni o: the increase of SD.250,000 which Southwestern Bell Is asking. The public Service commission wants to know, furthermore, w hy, since the company has amassed' such an oversized reserve, the annual charge for depreciation'should not be nut. The property Is being depreciated at Hie rate ol 3.61 per cent a year. This amounts in Missouri lo »5,OOO.oOO-plu5. or nearly one-eighth or total annual operating expenses. If She annual depreciation allosanccs were whittled down to size, the saving would amount to several hundred thousand dollars a year. Such a saving, coupled with adjusted interest on th e depreciation reserve, would account for at least half the' total rate Increase the company seeks. This is to say nothlnp of the license contract fee which Southwestern Bell pays to A T & T in New York, or of monopoly',.-new'paid' !)ic " sister subsidiary. Western Electric, or of expansion cosus charged to airrcni maintenance or 0 [ failure to include income from new telephones to be installed during the year in estimates of operating revenue. And there are still other charges and accounting practices to be explored laler in Hie inqmr}. in brief, southwestern Beli's rale apphcatmn * being ircated lo a kind o) rncrgellc. searching inquiry necessary i( a monopoly industry Is to be stimulated to eificir,,, ope.ation and i, ns »»•»•« ,.re to be assured of /air rates. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Powerful Stuff! JTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2G, Tired Old Man Seeking Gold Standard Return Gets Pointers THE DOCTOR SAYS Bj- KdH-in P. Jordan, M D Written for NKA Service ' | Scarlet lever Is a contagious di- I sea.se which attacks al an The H, 1 The tiled By Harmon W. Nichols .SrJi, 1 '"" 8ta " Correspondent) .WASHING-TON, Feb. 26 (t/P)_L old man with the reef showing through his ,,f«\ e f a ^ rt m »rt »"''the se which attack., at any aie t • lwc1 '°' h( s high-top boots by kick g most common to chtteen, how- |« t| ^ Jnto^ the leg of his blue the tongue coated and cough may himd to *"' good ear lrce «a,« it!""*. Mr. w. rde, A r ,« !. . . , a v l,« n h! i ™ 5h " nd fever ! Marshall Pl ** - - was tetlf , for aid t National Labor Relations Board Complaints Dispel Fear of Misuse of Taft-Hartley Law By Peter Ktison NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NBA)—Only 81J complaints ot unfair labor practices as defined under the new Taft- Harlley Labor-Management Law have been filed by unions or Individuals against employers up to Feb. 1. Only 315 have been filed by employers against unions. If ihis ration continues, it will prove unfounded a major fear that the new law would be widely used by ths bosses to coerce their hired help. NLRB's general counsel Robert N. Denham admits that the new law 1.4 making a marked change in this approach lo unfair labor practiiv j complainl cases. Under the Wagner I Act, only the employer could be charged with an unfair labor prat- lice. Unions were immune. Under ' the Tatt-Harlley Law. a union mny also be charged with an unfair labor practice. There is a new balance in labor relations. Contrary to general belief, says Denham. complaints are seldom filed in bad faith by labor or management Just to harass each other They are filed because Ihere is an honest, difference or opinion. To settle lhe complaint II is neivssary to bring (he <:n.« before a trial examiner. This means that the trial examiners will have to change Iheir poilll of view and give more balanced decisions. It's fortunate complaint crises have not poured in during the first six months under the new ta<v. This has given all NLRH officials accustomed to procedure SO THEY SAY union wns usually considered right, a chance lo get used to Iheir new lobs. Union Shop Put to Test NLHB's biggest task under the Tall-Hartley Law will come this spring and summer in handling some 30.000 union shop elections. The new law bans the closed shop, in which a worker must hold a union card before he can be employed. But a union shop is authorized if a majority of the eligible employes vote in favor of such requirement : n an NLRB election. Under union shop conditions, nonunion workers may be hired bv the employer, mil they must join the union within 30 days. The number 1 of petitions for union shop elections nas been grow- itlS steadily, fn September 10 pe- iitions were filed. f n October 139 November 600. December 1346, January 1856. in the first week in February over SCO were fibd, indicating a possible 3GOO or more a month ns old contracts come up for renewal. Results of the 664 elections hel-l up to Jan. 1 show 660 lor the union shop, only four agaiixst. The shop, with 85 per cent of ICO 000 eligible workers voting. Sixty per cent of lhe.se elections were ,11 plants employing less than 100 workers. The big union shop election tests will come in coal, steel | and lhe other industrial union;, and in Iho construction industry.' The job of polling Ihe Iwo and a I half million workmen in the tra- •«••••••••• The Icdcial government has a dear duty to ice that ConstiUilioiwl guarantees of individual liberties and of equal p]election under the laws are not denied or aunttpcrl anywhere i n our Union. — President Truman. * • • Public school education in America has become a lottcry.-0.sra, R. Ew.ng. Federal Security Administrator. * * • We're lur progrc.'Mve democracy and progressive democracy m;ans wa B e incrcaws to mccl lhe cost of Ilvmg.-Edwnrd A. stone. International representative. CIO United Public Workers, * . , The suddenness wilh which any [uuire war undoubtedly would come means that S uf,,c,f-nt manpower must be available promptly .-Secretary of the Army Royaii. urein , mmlar> . trillnil , g IN HOLLYWOOD ••••••••••••••»•••••••••«..•••,,»»,,, HOLLYWOOD I NBA)—Exclusiv- ely Yours: It is rather obvious now that there was something funny in Denmark about Mickey Roon'ey's .sudden departure from the London stage and tho.se reports about the English .screaming that U. S. performers shouldn't be taking money out of England. Danny K:iye is gelling the sanre ninounl of money as Rooncy at a London theater and is a big hit, with no complaints from the British. Maybe Rooney's act just laid an egg. huh? Sam r.oldwyn's 50 per frill s;O:iry cut announcement for his slutlio evreutlvrs looks like Hie beginning of a big slash for brass al all studios. Oilier lols. I hoar will follow Goldw.vn's le:ut wilh nuts ranging from 15 to 30 per cenf. An Independent, "The Argyle Secrets." will beat Fox to the punch with (he international iniricilc behind the Iron Curtain. D. Zanuck Is foamliiR at the mourn. . . . Claire Trevor will (tar in Jamr.s S. Bur. Kett'^ production ol "Uarbed Wire.' . . . Roberl Young will plnv H young alom bomb scientist In "The Time Is Now." Sliirlry "Looses" Her M.iu II always happens dn>rn imcnt: Guy Madison and Shirley Temple I will nl.iv a vnunc ninrrlrd couple in "What Kvcry YOUIIR Brlrle Should Know." Shirley's husband. Johnny Agar. will play a fellow Shiiley almost married. Its definite that Frank Morgan will play Buffalo Bill in Ihe film jTision of "Annie Get Your Gun." "names I>on'l Talk." lha( Virginia M.iyo starrer a I Warnrr Rro- (licrs. Is .1 rrrn.ikc of the old Helle | Havls Him. "Marked Wom:\n.". . . H.ivr preview cards on "Itulhlcss" h:i\r Arthur-Lyons scurrying arounil lo finrf .inothrr Diana Lvnn starrer as a quirk follow-up. The grapevine via Republic says lhat Vera Ralston really arrives [ I a.s a chninatic actress in "T. Jane Doe." aiul that she can tuno up' tho.,e ice skates for good. . . . Rudv : Vallce is climbing aboard the lelc'-, vision uaeon with a variety show BV ERSKINE JOHNSON NL'A Staff Correspondent tutionally closed shop APL builriing trade* is almost a super-human (ask. The great difficulty Is that employment is so irregular. Men shllt from one employer to another as one job is completed and a new one opens up. _Expenics, Personnel Doubled officials now believe they have to handle as many as cases during the coming year I Iheir work load has been more than doubled by the Tali-Hartley Law. The board's costs ol operation have been doubled, too. In 1947. NtRB under the Wagner Act spent $4.500.000. Its appropria- • ^JSC," 1 ' 8 year is a liule unto ^6.000,000. For the year beginning next July i. President Truman sub- j "" Ul ' d a budget eslimate of $9,4CO.- ! 000. But he recommended that if .the board found H necessary 13 S ,™ d . a11 thi5 mo " e * befo " April 1, 1M9, it might do so. It could then come back lor supplemental appro- pnalions to cover costs now esti- maled at S12.400.COO. The number of NLRB employes will have lo be increased proportionately. In 1947 the board had 816 | employes. In the year ahead it may | How this great increase in ex! pendltures and bureaucracy har- j momzes with Republican promise of economy m government, the Taft-Hartley Act and its authors do not set forth. If the increased expenses result in labor harmony and more stable industrial relations it's .money well spent. If not, it's money down the Brain. duplicate games in the Chicago area, begins to peel and shed dlnct isolation and quarantine Is dvisablc; quarantine ordinarily runs for six to eight weeks, thouzh there Is tendency to shorten "his period. Those who have discharging ears or nose afterwards have to be quarantined for longer periods The treatment is aimed at the relief of symptoms, the shortening or the disease and the prevention of complications. Antitoxins or serums obtained from convalescent patients are frequently used with goon results. Patients with scarlet fever ne \ to bi- given plenty of liquids and proper nursing care. The siilfa drugs have been tried and seem to be iielpful In many cases Recently scarlet fever patients have been given penicillin and good results have been reported —• nitijin. nj ? .!y-the- Mli'sSrAr «. ^ j how much better his own,, lb sU 'tute proposal would be A, ih, former vice president l n , 1( j ed "„ the Marshall business with a 10 mo word statement, the old man in whiskers (wired through his i,-- rjf-ard into his shirt pocket and came M" V ™\? " e " C " stub ' Hc took d °wn Mr. Wallace's testimony as best an old man could. Hank finished his spiel and then submitted to some pretty polnl-d questions from members of the com- The foreign affairs people wanted to know what kind of a pipe line he had Into the Kremlin in Moscow. The witness replied that all he knew mostly, was what he read in the American newspapers. He when Chairman Charle^vvt'^'l ••an i mi 11 i^ai anes -talon of i<C\V JPrSRV nh«o>-irorl t\\ „* .1-1 r_ bronchopneumonla. and infectiona C!lr ' Slill Serlnu milder than in the past. It is still serious. In 1942, over 125.000 cases (and 425 deaths from scarlet fever | were reported In the United States. : One attack of scarlet fever usually i gives Immunity for life, though j second and even third attacks occur occasionally QUESTION: Is mineral oil good | for constipation? Does it interfere with vitamins and minerals? ANSWER: Mineral oil Is not rec- i ommended as much as It used to • be for constipation. It frequently interferes with dlgenilon and also with the absorption of vitamin* present in the food. ] 15 Years Ago In Blytheville— New members chosen for the Na- •lional Honor Society for Blytheville High School are;"Mildred Cudri. Margaret shaver. Ann Tompklns) I Margaret Moore, Bill Crowe, Stanley Atchison. Micheal Johns. Ben| ny Fendler. anti Jimmie Lee Brooks. i Miss Margaret Miller is sponsor of i the group. O. W. McCulchen, Howard Proctor and Byron Morse are attending i to business in Little Rock for several days. Dr. Slid Mrs. L. 8. Briscoe have as their guest today, Dr. J. H. Bux of Litf ~ ' There are many kinds of glass, some being heavier than, iron and som6 lighter than aluminum. I ^ i one word would do." '" j Laler, Mr. Wallace remarked In answer to a rmestion, lhat he lho "Sht the Executive Department of the U. s. government needed a new face at the top. Meaning him— a face looking down from the above evenings. Mrs. Frances Boltoiv of Ohio, pert In a light green suit,..,, asked if Mr. W. thought there wail' 1 a chance of getting any new faces among the high command in Russia? Mr. Wallace replied that h» hadn t read about it in his favorite newspapers here. The pencil stub in the wrinkled old hand of our friend was working hard. After the meeting was over I went over and asked his name. Ho turned out to be a Mr. P. E Gimlett, aged 83, of Sallda, in Chaffea 'County, Colo. Out where men sre men, hs said, and mine the stuff that made America great. Oold. "W» ougta be back on that «tan- dard- gold." he said, "and I'm hera In. Washington to see that we «t 1 back." Mr. Gimlett. lei his gnlluses and dignity slide for a minute. He said | that the reason he had come to the Wallace testimony, quite frankly, was to get some pointers from an expert. "I've been coming here for nine straight years," he said, "to try to get America back onto gold. Every >1 time I appear before a committee-^'*] they bat me down with this cross-"' questioning." I "I learned R lol from Mr. Wallace i loday—on how to get back at these committees when they asked questions," he said. "That banking com- mlttee had better be ready for me this time—if they call me." In W ORDER Chick- im— H - c - mportant part in directing the Cen- j a.«wba District, Mississippi County, ral States regional championships ' Arkansas. m Chicago. i Plaintiff, Wilson Isn't the type. A Ifi-MM. c;.ig That 16-mm. movie Red Skeltoii and Lew Borzage marie as a gag will be used by lied on his trips to vel hospitals. Titled "The Great Witherspoon," It stars Red as a Shnkesperean ham. Spike .lories niirf Helen Greco have set June for their wedding . . . X;ivier C'liRal and the Mrs. I.iirralne Alien—still arcn'l speak- hiR. . . . There's a deal conking for I'lill Silvers to sl.ir in remnrks of some, old Harold Uoyd pielurcs. Ecltllc Bracken had Hie same idea a couple of years ago but il.irolcl wouldn't par! with Ihe slnries. [ South Bend. Hid., wants a junket I premiere of "So Tliis Is New York" I ¥ K Q J 9 8 « A 7 5 3 *(>.', 2 Lesson H.ind—Neither vul. South West North Elst 1 V 1 * 3V Pass * V Pass P»si Pass Opening—4 K 2« Celestiiie Greene today's! vs No - 1°. 3 " out Ihe I Maud Dunn, et al Defendant. The defendants iVfaud Dunn, Mable A. nose and Victoria Woodford are hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff Celcstine j Green(y ! Dntcti Ihis 11 nay of Feb., 1948. I Harvey Morris, Clerk, By. Betty Peterson, D. C. Attorney for Plaintiff, Frank C. Douglas. 2.12-19-26-3,4 Little Hen Takes Walk And Finds Way Home EXETER, Cal. (UP)— Fjgeon* aren't the only birds wilh a horn ing inslinct. A hen owned by Ralph Biaz proved it. This little hen walked home- seven miles. When her owner planned to be away on a trip, he took the hen to another ranch for safekeeping. The chicken was put in the same yard with a flock of turkey hens, which I gave the newcomer a rough rcccpt- Ition. i The liltlc hen vanished one day. I Five days laler. tired and bedrag- ; gled, she showed up again in the J yard of lhe Biaz home. lesson lhat I harp on mosl frequently—count your tricks] with (he "Kniile Rocknc" film and is hankering for more. l Dotlie Lainour has a good tltlo for a magazine piece she's writing about her adventures working with Hope and Crosby on Ihe "Road" pictures—"The Road to Madness.' And she isn't kidding. One of Three McKENNEY , .. Cy Howard has three offers i How lo S(ntcc.~c 10 Tricks Out of 9 Hy William K. .MrKenne.v America's faril Authority Written for NKA Service 1 was very happy when A. J. (Andy) Moii.it of Clurago n-as elected an Honor.11 y Member of the American Contract Bridcc League for 1948. Andy was secretary of Ihe American Whist League for 30 or 40 years and is probably the oldest tournament director In" the United States today. He conducts beieral diamonds. Thai makes nine, and If the diamonds break, you will make the fourlh diamond. But supposl they don't—Is there any other way to count up to ten? There most cerlainly Is. Just decide you are going to make six heart tricks, three diamonds and the ace of spades, and here Is the j way to play it. . 1 Run* the three of spades with I the eight ol hearts, enter dummy 1 by overtaking the nine of heart's with the ten. then run the six of spades with the jaik of hearts. Next j cash the king of henrls, go over (o , dummy with a diamond and ruff the : seven of spades with your last ! j trump, the queen of hearts. I ; Lead the five of diamonds lo dummy'!, kin? and cash the ace of hearts, | which is your sixth heart irtck. On I Ihis luck you should discard a small! club because the diamond suit'stllll may break. But when It does not, you simply concede two clubs and | a diamond. Postman Thinks Fast RICHLAND, Ga lUPi— Postman Lee Roy Lunsford was making his met an airplane coming down the' rounds in his automobile when he highway. He pascd It by driving under one of lhe plane's wings. HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured radio singer 14 Bloodlessncss 15 Rampart 16 Hindugarmcnt 17 Cease 10 Prevaricator 20 Aroma 21 Ocean movement 22 Unbleached 23 Symbol for neon 24 And (Latin) 25 Companion 29 Fly 32 Noise 33t.evcr 34 Sound quality 35 Solar disk 37 Grazing homestead (ah.) 38 Bone 40 Pealed 43 Honey makers 47 Facts 49 On the sheltered side 50 Slave 51Ot an era 52 She sings with her two 51 Fruit 56 Migration 57 Ascended VERTICAL 1 Worker in k stone 2 Garland 3 Dry (comb, form) •1 Prince 5 Symbol for nickel 6 Direction 7 Footless 8 Back ol nedc 9 Doctor (ab.) 10 Respiratory sound 11 Heroic 12 One who wears 13 Swagger 18 Palm lily 26 Bustle 27Mcl.il 42 Obtains 28 Compass point 43 Iceberg 20 Health resort 44 Essential being 30 Morsel 45 Half-em 31 Always 46 Bristle 34 Muse of 47 Half (prefix) comedy 48 Brazilian 36 Spotted macaws 37 Clutch 53 Babylonian 3!) Drawing-room deity 41 Promontory SSEilher

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