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BLYTHiEVILLE (ARK,)' WtfRIER NEWS FADL D. BmfAM, /Urcrttetn* *1fn>gtr • Oo, N*v Tort, Chtcaco. Dwratt, C««7 Afunoon beep* i.Meond dMi uttvr «t the pott-' otftcc *t Blythertlk. Arkarx**, under Ki at Oon" ' ' ». mi. fern* tj tb* Unite* Fn« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By currier to th» city ol filytherlUe or toy niburt^n town where carrier service U maintained. Xte per .week, or 8Se per month. By mail, wtthln a radlu* of 40 mile*, MOO per year, 1X00 tat *U T"^ th *. 11410 for three months; fty mad ciutikU 60 mil* •one, HO.OO per year pcymbfe ta> •dvanec. Meditation Therefore t» Imitators of God, as beloved children. And, walk In love.—Ephesians 5: 1-2. * * "* 'The rreatest thing in this world Is nol so much where we stand as In what direction we are walkinf, and moving, anil llvlnjs."—Oliver W. Holme*. Volunteer Guinea Pig A prisoner .who suffered an acute appendicitis attack while awaiting trial for robbery escaped from a Now Jersey hospital three days after ho was operated on. If he survives, he'll certainly boost, the stock of those doctors who say that the .best thing for most surgical cases is to get on their feet as soon as possible. .• \ Homes,;-Habits and Fires I The nation's fire loss bus been in?' creasing "-'.steadily in the .last seven ; years, >vUh. the per capita loss in- l creasing from a prewar $1.95 to $'1.01 I in' 1946. This .year the Js'ationnl I'M re ; iTotection 'Association fears that the figure will rise to $5, and the lota! fire loss throughout the country to $700.000,000. —Those would be disheartening sta- . tistics under normal conditions. But ' with the present housing shortage, ' they become alarming. With millons i seeking more adequate living quarters | — or .any"'quarters at all—the, destruc- \ lion of • one dwelling Ijy 'fire "amounts «. • to the loss of two. !••'.- The destitute family must find n i . .' new place to live, thus depriving some ; ; other home-seeker, or else ; join tlie \: -swollen ranks of the ill-housed. Ma•;- terial and labor must go to replace, in- i "t*ad: of increase, the short supply of j housing. , I Most fires in dwellings can be pre- j;.•: vv«nt«l. And a slight bit of hope may i be found in the NFPA statement that • & the tyave of fires always recedes <lur- t ing Fire Prevention Week and for sev- ; sral weeks afterward. •\ So Fire Prevention Week this year, 1 Oct. 5-11, is a good time to take stock ' again of homes and habits. For nearly ': 90 per cent of home fires are caused ; by habits or faulty construction. " ? The principal heedless habits ac; counting for preventable fires are I these: • Carelessness with matches and ; smoking—93,000 fires. •; Children playing with matches 't —26,000 fires. • Uae and storage of inflammable cleaning fluids—28,000. ; Storage of paper, rags, furni- } ture and toys in closets, basc- ; mentn and attics. ;. These structural hazards are the. j chi«f fire breeder^: Defective wiring and misuse or electrical appliances—47,000 fires. • Improperly installed and poorly maintained equipment—45,000. Faulty . constructed and dirty '. chimneys—40,000. ; Inflammable roofs-^39,000. These causes of fire may be old stuff to most readers. Nevertheless, they continue to be responsible for a growing amount of property destruction and loss of life. In spite of the - > general increase in losses, better building material and stricter enforcement • of building codes are reducing some of • the fires arising from structural dei f«cts. Human carelessness remains the chief villian. Fire Prevention Week is not just another of the many special "weeks" that crowd the calendar. It is an urg- -wit rcnvioriter that every American has -th« rwponability every week of ffuard- Ing curlegsness that results in • <lenth. Voice in the Wilderness Hack in thc.20's, preacher* used to rail against the immorality of short skirts. Hut it Is doubtful that they got the public approval tliat a Washington, D. C. minister received the other day for lii's attack on the current fashion of longer skirts. "They are immoral," he said, "because they waste the material that is desperately needed by the world's suffering people." Women, he added, are ImmiliatliiK themselves and making a mockery of their current emancipation by "following these' irnbecilic fashion changes like a herd of ludicrous cattle." We have little hope that the good pastor's words will stem the tide. Still, there is .some encouragement in the thought that, if the world must become more serious, at leant some of its members are becoming more sensible. VIEWS OF OTHERS Man Over Environment Out of Utah comes a hoiieful reminder that the pioneers never made the mistake of tnink- ing that their environment was too much for them. O. Meredith Wilson, dean of the University of Utah, recalling the remarkable ctlorls that transformed the Great Salt Lake Basin, declares the heirs of those who pioneered America should "demonstrate thai they, too, when moved by principle, will be able to dominate the events around them." Of course It is easy to say that the environment or the pioneers included no atomic bomb. But what of the oceans, forests, mountains and deserts which were not merely potential dangers but ever-threatening antagonists ugalnsl which men, women, and children fought dally for their very existence? Would the continents have been conquered if the pioneers had tackled them with the kind of hopelessness that taints too much discussion of the atom? As Dean Wilson, speaking to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, said: Fur more desperate than the atomic bomb itself, would be the development of the spirit among men that, since the siiuauon looks hoi>cless it is no longer worth while to try. The materialism which regards man us a mere product of natural forces 1ms subtly undermined the thinking even of ardent anti- Marxists. This materialism lies ut the base ot today's racial strife, war-fostering greed and 1 , festering fears. Also it is the very root of hopelessness. The answer will be found .in their more spirituall concepts or man and wie universe. No environment will daunt the man who understands the full meaning of God's purpose, as expressed in the Bible: "T.«t us make man in our image, nfter our likeness: and let tncm have dominion . . . over all the earth." —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONTTOK. BARBS BT HAL CGCHBA1* Always kicking about something or ether is just kicking yourself about. * * * The real explanation nf ULC old expression, "time Is money," (teems to b«, if you hatvtiVt the money you buy CD time. » 9 » Man's objection to the- thought of coming fflll is tliat it's n reminder of house-cleaning time. * * * More juveniles would stay ;it home if the parents would set an example. * * * A 13-year-old Tennessee girl posed r\s 19. Probably Just what she'll be doing when she Ss thirty-five! SO THEY SAY •FRIDAY/- SEPTEMBER -2(5,'1947 Chain Reaction Laxity on Part of Inspector Generals Blamed For Caste System Abuses by U. S. Army in Italy l!y PETER KDSON NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Sept. 28. (NEA) — One excuse Riven for Army cusle system abases in the Mediterranean theater command of Gen. .lohu "Court House" Lee is that his, headquarters in Leghorn, Italy, had, not Ijcen inspected by an officer from Ihc ins]>eclor general's Washington headquarters staff for over a year prior to Scripps-Hownid Columnist Bob Rimrk's recent c;(- pose. Every U. S. Army command is supposed lo j;et such nn annual Inspection. Reports of these inspections t'o lo the chief of staff. It is his duty to correct whatever is found wrong. The office of the Inspector general is merely his confidential reporting agency. It has no order reforms or discipline offenders. In the absence of any official Inspection from Washinglon. the only Inspection made in General Lee's theater was done by Ills staff pfiicers assigned as inspectors B.en- eral. In Italy this staff was headed by Col. Clarence B. Cotter, a regular Army officer who came np through the Colorado National Guard in World War I. He was assigned to Lee's headquarters as inspector general in January, 19-15. On Colonel cotter's stuff were 11 other officers — lour lieutenant colonels, five majors and two captnins IKK PERMITTED MONTHLY GI COMPLAINTS In February, 194G. General Eisen- hower, as chief of staff, had issued' an order that at least once a mouth, every soldier in the Army must be offered an opportunity to appear before an inspector general lo complain about anything that was bothering him — his for>d. mall, quarters, pay or even his officers. Identity of soldiers making these gripes is supposed to be kept confidential, but the abuses are supposed to be reported by the IG and corrected by the responsible commanding officer. Number and s'ub- jects of these monthly gripes are reported to Washington. By tabulating them, the inspector general is supposed to be able to see what's wrong with the Army and where. It is 11 matter of record in Washington that, until Ruark uncovered nil the gripes in Lee's command, the number of official complaints reported to Washington ha~d been practically negligible. Troops either weren't making them or inspectors weren't reporting. The fact tlxat the inspector general didn't know there was anything wrong in Lee's command does not mean Ruark's charges were wrong. It proves, rather, that the system under which the inspector general operates as a confidential agent of the secretary and chief of staff- of the Army may be at fault. This system is steeped in Army, tradition. U is no personal rellectlon on General Wyche or-his administration as inspector general. TRUMAN COMMITTEE OUT-IKSPECTKO IG The thing that made Harry Tru- man a great senator was the fact that his War Investigating Committee could find out what was wrong witli Army procurement and do something about it before the inspector general ever got around to it. , . There have been many suggestions for changing this system. National Commander Ray Sawyer and his American Veterans propose making the inspector general's office a civilian agency, to get it out from under Army brass control. Eisenhower says this would be n ^•rave error. What Eisenhower did not add, was that this would be practically the old Bolshevik Red army system of having a political commissar looking over the shoulder of every commanding general, telling him what to do. Even the Russians fount! that didn't work. ; The old German army system gave inspectors general higliei _rank than field commanders. I; gave the inspectors authority to tell field officers what to do and correct them. American military authorities say tills would destroy the -chain of command. In the case of General Lee, however, his stalt of inspectors general were all his subordinates, so could not, or, at leasi, did not. report on the mistakes or their superior. To have clone so would have endangered the inspecting officers' own future in the Army. Plenty of Army officers say this is the way the system usually works. And they think it's wrong. Fiery Mississippi Lawmaker Says Eisler's 'Art' is Tilth' We arc right down to bedrock in Greece. Both sides have served notice they will back their petition to the limit. If neither backs down the consequences will be disastrous.—Rep. C. A. Eaton Rl of New Jersey. » * » We are in grave danger of rebuilding Germany as part of the macabre game of power politics among the former Allies.—Sen. cuudo Pepper <D) of Florida. + * » A nation which is backward In fundamental scientific knowledge—which falls behind others in exploration of the unL.own—would be severely handicapped in any future war.—Jonn H. Steelman, chalrm»n. President's Sclcnlilic Research Board. * * * Universal miliitry trainir* Is ope of the prime necessities to inmtre security.—Q«n. *Mght D. Elsenhower, Army Chief of stalf. • • • The Tift-H»rOey. Act does nol have enough teeth in it to gtve th« public real protection n*»lnst n«tion.-«rtd* strikes.—Rep. p. A. Hartley (fi:i of New jersty. IN HOLLYWOOD ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••*•••••>.•• BY ERSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. Sept. 2C. (NEA) — I just previewed Mnrilyn 'Maxwell with her new brunette hair. It looks mighty good, even if it is \\ wig. Marilyn k mighty grateful U> her convertible top. niul to Director Mervyn LeRoy. One day LeRoy said: "I'd like to see how you'd do in a dramatic role. But no one will believe it with that blonde hair. Put on a brnuetle wig and we'll shoot a .scene from 'Golden Boy." Marilyn borrowed one of Lana Turner's old wigs aud made the test. It was great. Her own studio wasn't interested, but RKO and Director Ed Marln were. So Marilyn got M-G-M lo tear up her contract and went to R.KO. where they gave her a wig of her own and the lead opposile George Raft in the picture "Race Street." "I'm going to sec how llio picture turns out," she said, "if brunette hair does anything for me, I'll become a brunette. That's the natural calnr of my hair, anyway." JAN'K CHKKRS RODDY Jane Powell's visits arc Helping Roddy MncDowall make a speedy recovery from that automobile accident. ..Sir Aubrey Smith's biography. -Mr. Smith Prom London." is being considered as n film story by Noel Coward. A pal lohl Jack I'aar: "KKO (hlnks of yon as tlie new Cary Grant. Thry'll put ynn in a picture soon." "I know." -alrl Jack' "but they're not through nsins llin OI,1> Gary Ornnl yet." gart and Bacall like the script ol ( 'Key Lirgo."...They learn quick in Hollywood. Brian Donlevy's fonr- jand-a-half-ycar-old. Judy, was asK- 1 cd to model a rtress at a fashion show. Judy's first question was' "Do I get the dress?" THE P1,AXK TRUTH He couldn't get a seat on a regular airliner so he chartered a small private plane. It had dual controls and Hie pilot let him think he was flying the ship. Slezak was so enthused he started taking flying lessons the next week. Now he has an $t,MM> four-passenger ship, has 180 hours solo credit, and makes frequent cross- country hops between Hollywood and his Pennsylvania farm. •But private flying, he says, has resulted in a racket for some mechanics at airports across the country. "You come in nnd land," he said, "mul a mechanic walks up with a worried look on his face. Yon say, 'Wlint's \vrong?' and the mechanic says, T don't like the sound ot your engine.' The motor has been running perfectly but you listen. Maybe something is wrong. So you tell him to tune it up. Then you get a bill for $35. "At the next airport a mechanic walks up with a worried look and says, 'That landing gear—it looks haywire.' It. has been working perfectly bul you look at it. Maybe something is wrong. So you tell him to look at It. And you get a bill for $18." Says Walter: "Every time I fly across the country I take 48 mechanics out of debt." Two years ago, missed n train U Walter Slezak McKENNEY ON BRIDGE fJudcrlcadiuft Aces Defensive Strategy By WILLIAM E. McKENNEY America's Card Authority Written for NEA Setrkr) Only a very few experls reign supreme year after year in any sport. A check of the olrt auction bridge champions will show few of them now at Ihe top in contract. One outstanding exception is Wai- who, since the <iays of auction, has been winning practically all of the major trophies nnrt still is winning them. His most spectacular .victory came , this year when he ami ills teammates were 24GO point:; l>e- hind when they started !he last 14 boards in the finals of the world championship iias'.^rs lefiin- four event. When '.\\-- 11 hosrds von Zedlwitz A A 10852 VS » Q83 V v,. * A 7 4 2 ' ' .,= , Tournament—K-W vul. ' _ South West North East' Pass Pass Pass I 1 t Double Pass 1 N. T. Pass Pass 2V Double Pnss Opening—* 2 > 20 ing. Some haven't thought to it; they into life, and they Sunday School Lesson Strlpture: Ewleslastes: 1:8, IT; 2:1, 11, 24; 12:1-8, IS, n BY WILLIAM E. OILROV, ft. I). "Objectives" is a big word. "Plans" or "goals" might be better. But the real theme is, how can one get me most out of life? It is (he question that has agitated tlie minds of those who have had minds to be agitated as far back as man became a thinking be' given much have drifted — ^ have drifted through it, without much tought about plans or goals. Others, alas! and many millions of them, have hnd to take very much what life handed to them, without much chance to determine even thetr daily life or their destiny. They have been among the mass of mankind dominated and exploited if not actually enslaved. But among those who have given some thought to it, and to whom some choice has been possible In determining what sort of lives they would live, or how they would get the most out of life, there have been varying choices and goals. To many the chief aim has been to get as much pleasure and personal happiness out of life as possible. One philosophy (of Hedonism) claims that this Is the motivation of everyone; even of the self-sacrificing and martyr-like person, who would not By FKKDEK1CK C. OTHMAN (United I'ress Stuff Correspondent] WASHINGTON'. Sept. 20. (UP)—' "I suppose," began Rep. John Han-' .kin, who Ls Mississippi's greatest' authority on literature, "that 1 am' 'as familiar with English poetrj' and narrative verse as any member of either house of Congress." Hanns Bisler. the roly-poly part- time Communist, loosened his thick, i plnlc lips in a tentative smile. "And I'say," roared the gentle- ( man from Mississippi, thumping the; table and blinking in the lights of • the movie cameras, "that this is • not poetry. It is filth. Pure filth.'; '•' "No, no," wailed Eislcr. "It Is art. '. Really great art." Conversations'like this arc beyond i me. Here was the House UnAmcri- can Activities Committee trying lo discover why the State Department suddenly changed its mind in 1930 about Eisler's desirability in the United States and gave him a visa to enter the country. And, of course, what Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt had to do with this mental turnabout cm the part of the diplomats. So fine. There was Eisler. identifying himself as a world famous composer of music, an anti-Nazi refugee from Austria, a writer of melodies for Hollywood epics, and an actual, practicing Communist for on]y two or three montlis, maybe. There also was the white-mus- tachec! Sumner Welles, the onetime undersecretary of state, reading aloud letters from his friend of 50 years, Mrs. Roosevelt, about why didn't the State Department give Hanns a break? act ns he. or she, does if that were And let us not forget Rep. Mc- not the most personally satisfying ! Dowell of Wilkinsburg, Pa., an au- thing to do. That, to say the least, | thority on poetry, himself. He held seems to be straining a point; and, i a sheaf of songs, whose music had if it were true, it might still be re- | been composed by Eislcr. marked that the pleasure of some "Now this one, entitled tied 'The Song of Nigger Jim,' "' began Rep. McDowell. "You wrote the music?" "Yah," retorted Eislcr in accents Germanic." A lovely melody." "And this, 'The Funeral of the Workers,'" insisted Rep. McDowell., "Yah," agreed Eisler. "Beautiful " music/Beautiful." There followed a lengthy list of song titles, interspersed with yahs; Eisler had composed the music for them all. He hadn't written the words, but he had read them carefully. "But they are obscene," insisted; the gentleman from Pennsylvania. "They shouldn't go through the mails." "They are great poetry .".insisted Eisler, squeezing the fire off the end of a denicotinizcd cigarette and lighting a fresh one. He did ilie squeezing, incidentally, with his tore fingers and how he escaped blisters is a mystery. "Great poetry!" exclaimed Rep. McDowell.. "Why one of these songs ridicules the German law prohibiting abortions." "Yah," Said Eisler. "It is tt ..." Chairman J. Parnell Thomas of N. J., whose face had been growing redder than its normal shocking pink, interrupted: "I would suggest we 'do hot go 'into' this." The white-thatched congressman from Mississippi ignored the plea laws governing the earth and the of his blushing chairman, delivered heavenly bodies they found a par- ] his soliloquy on filth and poetry, altel m the moral law, governing | and this is where we came in. Along l's characer and his^relation- |about here should go in quotation marks the verses to which the congressional professors objected. And then I'd go lo jail and all I too often means unhappiness for others. Other goals of life have been the acquiring of wealth and possessions, often without much regard for then- essential value and use; the acquisition of power, with the mastery and sway over great empires, with ruthless tyranny, or with the petty tyranny of their feebler imitators, equally ruthless in their small spheres. Gentler souls have made contemplation their chief quest, retiring into some form of cloistered living; and some have made knowledge their deepest satisfaction, often without much wisdom concerning Us essential value and use. The Hebrew prophets and poets had much to say concerning these various quests, and the greatest value in life. If the writer of the Book of Ecclesiastcs seems to be an incurable pessimist, declaring that all is vanity, it should be remembered that he is exploring t$e futility of what he deems false and unsatisfying quests, but is setting ever agayist them what he states's proper and highest goal. -His "conclusion of the whole matter' 1 is: ''Fear God. and keep His commandnJents: for this is the whole duty of man." What does that mean? God, to these Hebrews, was the creator and upholder of the universe. To His ship to his fellowmen. Hence the conception of righteousness and uprightness became dominant in all thought of the highest and best in life, just as the foundation, the square, aiid the plumbline were the symbol.-/" ana" ths^A^kV. £f ali_ true building. • • —" v ' To keep the commandments was, therefore, the means and goal of the true life. In characters thai, need reforming, and a world thut needs rebuilding, it may well be asked, is there any other way? : 15 years Ago \ \ In Blytheviller- \ "•••••••••••.•••••••••••A The Chicks have been gradually rounding into shape under the direction of their new coach, Charles Cramer. The most cheering news ruffed and a club was lexl. North trumped with the ten of hearts, and he could not be prevented from getting two heart tricks. Thus declarer lost three heart tricks, two clubs, two spades and a diamond. wish is that Congress would skip the poetry and stick to the subject. I would make of me a better re- is the return of Tommy Short, mainstay of Chick offense last year. Travis Brooks, Herschel Mosley, B. P. Brogdon, Ray Book and Fisher have been getting plenty of work in the backfield. Cramer expects to have a strong line with Jimmy Tipton at center, John Holland and Fritzius at guards, Lunsford and R. A. Fendler at tarktes and Jimmie Lee Brooks and Purtlc at ends. The Chicks will meet Hoxie under the lights at Haley Field Friday night. This will be the first football- game ever to be played under lights in Mississippi county. The lights were made possible by local business men. Youngr "Old Maids" The average age for marrying o'n the island of Madura, Dutch West Indies, is 12. If unmarried at 14. Ilia U. S. Congressman were played, they r.-.:l won the match by 40 points. Taking a chance against von Zedtwitz is alw.iys dp.tip.cioiu. He set his opponents 009 pomti on today's hand by undrrlcndiiig two aces. Declarer could nol be blamed .for allowing the opening club lead lo ride up to his hand, but North won with the queen and returned the four of diamonds. Declarer won this with the ace of diamonds and led back a club, which von ZedtwitK (South! won with the ace. Now. without a moment's hesitation, he led the five of spades. Here again declarer held the jack- nine with the king on the board, ride up to his jack, and again Again he d«clded to let the trick North won with the queen. North cashed the diamond king and played the third diamond, declarer ruffed and led a spade. Von ZMtwitz won this with the ace anrt came back with a spade. A low club was discarded from dummy, North ruffed and led back another diamond, on which dc- CSl TX — .'....,••....,...» uit.v.lJbl\yll l.l »v Ml- i«llm>l!(.l \uillllulLll, UJI wnll;ll ut- i>an nancisco. dcmar von Zcdtwll?. of New York, clarer discarded n spado. Dummy 2 Transpose (ab.) 3 Knocks • 4 Adjoin 5 Tempo 6 Former Pus- sian ruler 7 Mystic ejaculation 8 Without feeling 9 Portion 10 Fabric URip H Pedal digits •-•V HORIZONTAL l.Pictured U. S. Congressman, William 5 Eye squint 11 He is In House of Representatives JJ2 Carnivore 13 Encountered 15 Suture 1C One who (suffix) 17 Forehead 19 Hearing organ 15 Place 20 Driving 19 Damp command 22BlackbirdoI 21 Handle ..24 Box "26 Compass point 21 Laughter sound .;• 28 Swift 31 Put forth . 35 He represents (ab.) 36 Likely 37 Hermes' mother 39 Always <3 Gr*«k porch ^4 Resistance unit .45 Greek athlete "46 Fasten 47 Interpretation SO Funeral wrapping VERTICAL J.suik. ,. cuckoo family 38 Fish sauce 23 Scatter 39 Turkish 24 Greek letter 25 Owns 28 Edge 29 Wing-shaped 30 Was diligent 32 Glossy goods 33 Atop 34 Greek letter ofllcial 40 Climbing- plant 41 African town 42 Repetition 43 Slain 48 Iron (symbol) 49 Preposition

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