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FOUR JL. BLY'FIIEVILLE (ARK.) COUR1KR NRWS MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1947 BLYTHEVILLE CX)UR1ER NEWS . THE COURIER N*WB CO. • Z , JAIO8 Lt VXRHOXFF, Xditor : MOT. D.- HUMAN, AdverUstn* . Bolt JUtiooal ,Adv«rti»in» Represent*lives: Vtilac* Wltowr Co, Nor York. Chicago, Detroit, Attest*. M«mphl«. . : PubiWwd trwy Afternoon Except Sundiy i Entered u wcond clui m»tt«r at the >x»t- •ffio* kt BlythevUIe, Arkmntw, under act of Con- October 9, W7. Bwrvcd by UM United Frew ; : SUBSCRIPTION RATES: • By carrier In the city of Blj'thevllle or any juborban town where carrier tervlct i» maintained. 20c per week, or 85c per month. - By null, within a radlui of 50 miles, »4.00 per ye*r, UOO for sin months, »1.00 for three months; by. mall ouUkle 50 mile I zone, 110.00 per year payable In advuot. Meditation Remove from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; fwd me with lood convenient for me.—Provert* 30:8. * * * A ml**l« eeunc ta life 1* bwt. Too' much at uy thine If n»' l°°4 *nd «ch person muit b« hi* own jmdie of the amount that li too much. Impetuous Host j -Marshal Tito has asked six of our 'prominent Citizens to come to Yugoslavia and see the evidence of that 'country's innocence in the Balkan dis- ipute. So far none ol the six has seem:ed very anxious to go. It may be that •they are frightened by the exuberance ;of Tito's obvious enjoyment of Amer- iican visitors. ; Just the other day, some of Tito's •men delivered one of the boss's urgent : invitations, at gun point, to three ; American soldiers. The boys seemed to ;have a fairly good time, except that :the food was lousy, and, although they : saw a lot of Yugoslavs, they f-a\v very : little scenery. The view from their : quarters in a military jail apparently iwas nothing to write home about. A Problem Beyond Agreement before. Some persons, particularly Zionists, have called them a bluff. They point out that the Arabs have inferior artfis, are incapable of fighting a modern war. But the point of the UN'» existence is to »ettle disputes without bloodshed. It is not enough to shrug oil Arab threats by saying that the Arabs aren't strong enough to start a major war. It is the'UN's job to decide these issues without any loss of life, without any war, little or big. Yet the UN today is incapable of enforcing a decision. One of its many disputes has left the young organization, after two years, without a "police force" strong enough to prevent any violence such as is' threatened in Palestine. Surely, it behooves the UN members lo give some action, as well as thought, to »i international force, even if only a temporary and eniergsncy one, t& carry out the verdict ot the world organization in this matter. - Two possibilities, one hopeful and i . the other discouraging, confront the "United Nations in its disposal of the '. Palestine problem. Palestine is not the : most critical issue before the UN, but : the challenge, which it presents, tran- j scends the fate of that tiny, strife-torn •land 6000"miles from Lake Success. ; Palestine is only one of many crises ] that the UN has had to deal with. But \ it is one of the few which have carried ; some hope of agreement between the •[United States and Soviet governments. ' There is no certainty of agreement "now, but there is a possibility. The ;• eventual UN decision must rest upon ; a Soviet-Arnerican accord. • No clash of ideologies appears in • thi« c4fs. Neither nation has con^mer- ;ci»l or strategic interests which thre^t- • en to bar agreement. Moreover, both ; : ,W»<ihington and Moscow seem to favor Uhe minority report of the UN commit' tee on P*lestine, recornmending parti- ; tipn. : The official American attitude ha* " consistently , been favorable to a national Jewish homeland in Palestine, ;• though the record is one of cautious, pious generalities. The most recent ; statement on the subject by the £o. viets, who long were opposed to Zionism, wa* that they would favor partition if no more satisfactory solution could be found. > ; At least the germ of agreement is • present. It may be assumed that Britain ; will offer no serious objections to a ma: jority decision when the showdown : cornea in ttie Security Council. Her wise : . but 'long-delayed decision to give up • : the mandate of the defunct League of [ Nations indicates that she is willing to ] toss this hot potato to almost anybody : on almost any terms. • The spectacle of this country and : Russia getting together on the solu- _ i tion of this .urgent, tragic problem ; ': would be heartening. Even a single in: stance of agreement could scarcely fail • to give the UN a shot in the arm. • But «ven if the Un'ted Stales and . : Russia do fgree, what then? It is cei- ' " tain th«t v>y final decision will arouse • opposition. There are radical and tnod: erate Zionists and anti-Z'onists among , ; the Jews. And then there are the • • Arabs. : How much trouble remains to be • seen. The Arabs have thrtatened to • drench the soil of their country with i_ the last drop of their blood to prevent partition. They have tnad,e luch threats VIEWS OF OTHERS Manager Plan Cities Government, nfler all is salci, Is a human institution. II can be no belter, regardless or the system under which It operates, than ttie ability and Integrity of IU teaciers. That Is not intended, of course, lo mean that there are not bad anil good systems of government, lor, obviously., there are both. Technological progress has made up the difference. But it o*oe» mean inau government otlicials often are given too much or too little power; that responsibility too often is not fixed; that selfish Interests profit because there are plain loopholes in the law. In short, Ucspile the scorn of critics, niunicipaj ant! county government all too often IK not operated on spund business principles, and the taxpayers are the "Boats." It is because the council-manager type ,ol government is oiwirated on sounder tnisincss principles than othci- systems that it has grown in popularity until lodny there are 734 cilics and counties under Iho plan In tile United States. The International City Managers' Association has announced that 50 cities and comuics have adopted the council-manager type of government since tho flr&t i[ the year. Of the 50 cities recently approving this type of government about half tre under 5,000 population. While Houston voters elected to abandon the manager plan in favor of a strong-mayor type of government, Muskoge* voters lust month cnoso to- retain their manager plan ot government, A new charter Incorporating the council-manager plan will be voted on in Richmond, Va. r in November. Very few cities which have adopted the council-manager plan of government have returned to the older aldermanlc torm. While It is conceivable thai Ihe council-manager plan might not be the best for some commumucs, it Is equally easy lo see that changes mlgiit be brought about by interests which profited more by the older system. So, as with peace, good government can be obtained or retained only by the eternal vigilance of the taxpayers. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. 'Who Me? *BAH/ITHINK tT'i ALL OF YOUlO&ETfiER" ndividual Unions Balk Coal Production in Great Britain Army Still Proposing to Do Something to Bring Reforms and End Abuses of Its Caste System + By FREDERICK C. OTHMAN (United Tress Staff Correspondent) WASHINTOGN, Oct. 6. (UP) — The following information on how not to run a. coal mine cost me S3 50, cash. You'll have to decide whether I was stung. Capital correspondents (I must report for background purposes) have discovered by long experience that, one of the best ways to pry news Irom a big-wig Is to soften him up with food. So we gave our man ham. spinach, and roasted potatoes; coffee and vanila ice cream. If a child does not see cteany, he i That's where my money went, for, hoitld be examined by a compe- j my lunch and my pro-rata share of/ em physician, since h emay have ! his. llher a condition which can be j The que6tion then arose as to orrectcd by wearing glasses, or « whether he.would talk on the re- iseasc of the eyes. | cord O fj ,. Qn ., meftllt tllat he . d Ihe most common cause of a 1 , JC itlciHIIled in print and child's need of glassei THE DOCTOR SAYS }• WIM.IAM A. O'BRIEN, M, D. Written for NBA Service Children should wear glasses i( hey need them. Qlsfses do not (he eyes In fact, they do ot affect them at all. They help he child to sec better with the yos he has. oung child's need of glassei is quint or crosscd-eyes. Onr. eye nay be more far-sighted tha.n the ither, or one eye may be far- ighted and the other norma!. Try- ni! to tfe clearly Is a strain on a •hild with a mismatcd pair of eyes, ind, as it is possible to see with one ieye, the overworked eye may top functioning. Proper glasses corrsct vision In he poor eye, so that the child can use both eyes at the same time. The earlier this is done the better t is for the child, as children do not outgrow squint. Norma! children are far-sighted. As the body grows, the eyes grow with it, and. eventually, they inuld function properly Far-sighted children can pass a iston test with the ordinary wall chart by straining their eyes. When thev complain of eyestrain symptoms. therefore, a special eye examination, which 'docs not y:r- mit them to strain their eyes, should be made, MYOPIA NOT PKOOIUiSSIVE Children with near-sightedness (myopia) can read a book held close to their eyes, but cannot recognize a face at a distance. Ordinary myopia is not progressive. but near-sighted children should i . . . . have their eyes (checked at fre . I simple, but when idcnlilied in print and (he being a cautious soul) that he wouldn't say much. "Off" meant tllat he'd remain anonymous and hence would say exactly what he thought, wllh a minimum of quibbling. The reporters, laced with Ihe problem of gelling the most for their investment, chose "off." So I can identify him only as a very important person, or VIP for short. Now go on with the story. VIP, who'd been in Europe (tying to learn how best lo help our allies, said he supposed that England never did have anything to export, except brains and coal. "They're not doing so well with either one, are they?" demanded an irreverent correspondent. "They've still got plenty of both," VIP replied judiciously, "but their production for export now leaves something to be desired." He then got off the subject of British brains and took up British coal. The situation is one that, 4 would give John L. Lewis Ihe hee-"' bics. Seems lhat the better the mine in England, and the more modern its equipment, the lower the production. "I'm sure I on't know the answer," VIP said. "I thought It was I got over there BY I'ETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Oct. 6. <NEA> — Wiih the Chief of Stuff's report on abuses of rank in Lieut.-Gen. Jolin C. R. Lee's Italian theater command, the Army has made available a progress checkup on what it bus clone to carry out the dcmoc'ralir: reforms recommended by the Doolittle Board. Dining the war, mere were many lolid complaints about Army brass j and Its lack of democracy. Thr Doo- • little Board was created b'y Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson in March, 1046, to investigate these gripes and recommend what mighl be done about them to improve the relationship bL'tween officers and enlisted men, so as to make.a better Army. The Boarn was mane up of two generals, a lieutenant-colonel, a captain ami two scrpeunU. None was a West Pointer. All had risen from the ranks and all had been discharged from the Army after service in World War II. chairman was Lieut,-Gen. Jimmy DcoUltle of raid-on-Tokyo and Eighth Air Force fame. The Board got over 1000 letters sotinel to 10 per cent for genera's Congress gave enlisted men the; same terminal leave pay as officers. On the recommendation that military personnel o[f duty be allowed Bob Ruark, it may be found that not enough attention has been paid to such thiugs. It would be interesting to hear. Perhaps the most important of all Dooliltle Hoard recommendations called for definite equality of | cratic way of life, the Army ca:i treatment for all ranks in the- art- report only that, il provides clubs ministration of military justice'. for officers, non-coms and enlisted One bill now before Congress has i men at Army posts. Signs, such .;.s ] a large bearing on this reform. Con- 1 "Officers and Their Ladies." or ! grcss never got around to acting on | "Enlisted Men and Their Wives." i It last session, but. if made into jhavc, however, been dropped, law, Ihis bill would revise the | The B-iard suggested lhat the colirls-martlal system to provide j hand salute be abandoned off Army better means of appeal, to equaliz; installations and oft duty, except tjuent intervals to be certain they ! are being properly corrected. Astigmatism is caused by irregularity of the curves through which the rays of light must pass to reach the back of the eyes. Marked eyestrain may result it the proper glasses are not worn. QUESTION: My sister has had amebic dysentery four times. Would an operation help her? ANSWER: It would only help l« pursue a more social and demo- j by draining the liver abscess, if one is present. It would not help the infected bowel. BARBS By HAL COCHRAN R the value of the dollar tocj»y, we v»m«limes wonder If even Ihe legal tender is counter fit. * * * It takes nature 18 to ZO years la develop all the bones and muscles of our feqt. And then we w»lk all over Ihem. * * * Salt keeps grease from smoking—and as for Junior, try peppTlnj the scat of his pnnts. The »nlj \nrt featurt In >«IHE a succepp Is that It leavei to little time for loafing. sentences, and to permit enlisted men to sit on general and special courts. Complete modernization of the Army's Articles of War, its criminal codc.lis also caljed for. Pending passage oi this bill. Sec- j' retary of the Army Kenneth Royall ! last month issued orders to all offi- ' rers to give personal attention ro ' the improvement of military Jus- lice. I On the matter of improving leadership, the Army says it has revised efficiency reports and qualification cards to get a better selection of officers. This fall, all Army schools will start new courses iu "Psycholo- • 15 Years Ago In BlytheviUe— * *••••**••••••••»••••••? of complaint, and it heard from 42 j gy of Leadership." Training courses witnesses. Its-report, with 15 ma- ' * ~" ~ jor recommendations, was mode May 27, 1040. Today the Army can report back on progress it hat made in carrying out the suggested re- lorms. ORDERS MAY HAVE ' BEEN IGNOfiKI) Mind you. these nr*= order? issued from tile Pentagon headquarters. They are in no way a checkup on how these orders have been carried out. In the field, as in the General Lee case uncovered by columnist in personnel management are being given some offiers iu civilian universities. The last session 'of Congress passed a new law changing the system of prmnoliwi for Ai my officers, put- tui2 it on a inciii basis. PAY RAISES T.IVi; MOKE JOB SECURITY The Dnolutle Board recommended that Army men needed more security in their jobs. First step r.o fix that was a pay raise rancmg from 50 per cent for enlisted per- in foreign countries. This has been ordered, except that the salute is still required for ceremonial occasions, when the flag goes by and f \vhfn the national anthem Is played, A fairer distribution of awards was recommended. A joint Aroiy- Navy-Air Force Board will soon review the entire system of military decorations. Last June, the Army ordered the Bronze Star medal ba given all soldiers cited in orders or given service badges in the war. Demand for improving the system of making complaints was met by General Eisenhower's order that every enlisted man'be given opportunity to present grieveances at least once a month. In the Italian tlieater at least, this system apparently did no good. The uniform of officers and Pll- lisled men will be made the sains, except for Insignia, by July 1. 1919. But on Doohttle's recommendation that the terms "officer" and "enlisted man" be dropped, and that Army personnel of all ranks be referred Lo as "soldiers," the Army has issued a flat "No! 11 An increase of more than 5150,- CDf) in deposits for the past 12 months was shown in a comparative statement of the Farmers Bank and Co., published today.. I learned that each coal mine has i its own. individaul union. When a i man moves from one njine to another, he loses all his seniority righls. And some of these miners are digging in the same shafts their great grandfathers worked In. I "So they refuse to move. And ' while there are a few modern coat ; mines in the midlands it Is very * difficult to get experienced workers .into them. And even when that is accomplished, they do but little work. I asked one of these men, i coming out of an ultra-modern colliery why? "He said "If Ihesc folks have qll this money to make an elc«;ant coal mine like tills, then they don't need any special hard work from me'." That caused VIP to gulp And then" he began talking to British hot-shots, both In and out of the labor government. Tiiey cgn't decide whether they want to borrow any more dollars, or not. "Some think that another loan . would ba a good Idea," VTP said. ' Deposits on September 30. 1032 '"but others came to me with tears whereas on the } »» ««* <?« and Mid please, if I > had any influence in America, to that they got not.another dollar. were : ' were. $587,506.45 same date a vear ago they SKK^K'^ ™ey ,elt-they could work out decided improvement iu local business conditions and furnishes confidence that the "turning point for some degree of prosperity has returned. A study of Greek Mythology was the subject discussed at the Del- phiuu Club yesterday when members met at Hotel Noble with Mrs. C. G. Caudill in charge. •IN HOLLYWOOD Chicken dinners were given as prizes In Indiana golf match. That's one way to ttlrdin. an get, SO THEY SAY BY ERSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Corrospunilonl HOLLYWOOD (NEA1 — Fuzzy Wuzzy is fuzzy Spain. Or. Humphrey Bogart has all his lirvir back. A few months n?o Bopir almost Joined Bing Crosby. Krrd Aftaire and other members of the Hollywood Dome Dolly set. Bogie's hair started coming out in handfuls and the screams of his movie bnsses. the brother?. War- tier, could be heard all the way to Catalina Island on a quiet dny. Baby Bacall looked at the guv she had married one morning aHer he had combed most of his hair onto the bathroom 'loor and promptly went out and bought him : YACHTS AND a phonograph record tilled. "Fuzzy T]ic s an t' nna . them said:* "Mr. Rogarl. we like the idea nT your inakhig love lo Miss Bacall. When you kiss \vc know it's real." Baby .smiled approval. But her exprfsjion changed when Bogart started talktnc almut that movie he made with Lizabel'n Scott. "When I worked with L'.zabeth Scott," . . . Bogart started to say. Then he premrd to remember something and looked al Baby. Bornrt started talking about fomcMiin.r. rise and Biby \onked Just like Stan Uaurel looks after Oliver Hardy has slipped on a banana peel. Bogart never got back to Miss Scott. YACHT CLUBS If this country—the last lower of strength among freedom-loving lands can do the tao- ulously better Job that we can equip ourselves to do, even the peoples who are necked down under the curtain of serfdom will choose freedom, and there will be no dictator to ignite World War III.—Earl Bunting, president NAM. • • • Current hi|h prices contain nothing spectacular of an economy-wrecking explosive nature.—Ewan Claguc, director, Bureau Labor Statistics. * * * Good immigrants will overcome our longtime tmid toward a declining birth ratt, which in two decades may reach a standstill.—Sen. Sheridan Downey (D) of California. • » • The Congress has conceded thst its reduc- • tions may prove excessive.—President Truman » . \ * If we don't make the Democratic party into s party of .peace and nrospcrity. we shall omld » n«w p»rtj.—Hfcnrj A. Wallace. A..V. ~..... their 55-foot sail- Wuzzy Wasnt Fuzzy Was He. ,,„.,, alld yachting are the Bogart's B ° E J?. p -!.^ Cl .: l .7 : ?. c ] lt !". K capJ ?°.^ U ; favorite topics of "conversation. Bo„ ._ _ ,-.. ^ ^ ^^ mad at Warner Brothers for putting him into n pit-lute so he had to pass up the Honolulu yacht race. But he swears he'll be ;i contestant in 1918. when it's staged again. Rich! now he's the cabin boy of the Emerald Bay Yacht Club, the most exclusive yacht club in the \vorld. "11 v,is organized." llngic explained, "for show pcoplr uho holc.'yachi rluh?. Thfrr's no clnb- housc, no dues, no membership fees, no rlinnrr dances on Saturday nighls. All it has is a flag ar.d a commodore. W.ivn Bond is the current commodore. Frank Morgan was the. cotr:tr.ortore- until Bond stole hip hat. Tluncs set rUlier lively on Saturday nights, though, when all the boats are anchored off WhitcY. Point p.\ Catalina Island. over hjs ears and went to a doctor. The medico looked bin over and said: "A X'itanain drfirionc'V. We'll give .vim sonac shots. Don't worry. You c.\n qualify for the House of Ilavlcl baseball team yet.'* SLIGHT CASK OK FIV.Z i Bogie took thr snots, played "Fiiz- KV Wuzzy Wasn't Fuzzy Was He" to :hc horror ol the brothers Warnrr. ' insisted the doc lor to)d him thr iamr thin? hid happened to x number of people who worked at ; Warner Brothers studio, and con- ' United to \\ear his yachting cap pulled down low. Finally a fuzz appeared. Bogie is now happily displaying his now . luxuriant crop of hair. "Dark Passage' is the current Boeart-Bac;>.:i leam vehicle and, is usual, the Bogarts go in for some heavy nrrk'.ns and «™c heavy drama. *nli Bn~ic pla.Mti" an escaped convict and Haby helping him avoid the bi.ioclhounrls nsainst a Fi-uciico bnck-.round. .ufl be bad a new angle liusband-and-wifc screen ,,\ r o>i;jle ol kids got his McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Strategic Defense Beats Little Slam i By WILLIAM E. McKliNNEY j America's Cartl Aulburity I AVritten for NBA Servire I The eastern delegation of hrid--e ! players who will fly out. to 5rm Diego, Calif., for the annual All- Western championships at the Hotel del Coronacio, Nov. 7Ui to llth, will meet some of the finr-st card players In the country. Nnr- man Perlstein of Los Angeles, chairman of the executive committee of the western division of the American Contract Brid-ze League, comes to New York quite often. We arc all familiar with his excellent play, of which today's hnnd is an example. about his spacie bid. It was North who took the contract to the slain in spndes. Therefore, Perlstein was positive that North held the king of spades, and that meant, that his quren was trapped unless he could make a strategic play t.hat aoulcl throw the' declarer off 'j-latice. That was why he made the opening of the ace of syraricE and when the dummy showed the king of spades, as he reasone4 it would, Feristein lost no time in playing tho deuce of spades. I Now what would you have done if you were the declarer 9 Would it occur to you that West held the their own aflairs adn be better off In the long run, If they quit depending on us." 'jA While VIP was about It, he took a careful look around Prance and Germany, what France needs, ha said, is a government in which the people will have more confidence. What Germany needs is,a chance to earn her own living. ./ "I was amazed to leam two years after the war that for every 10 Germans there are only nine pair? of shoes." he said. "We Insisted lhat the Germans surrender unconditionally. That made us conquer! responsible for directing them, fo: telling them what .to do and how to do'lt. The sooner we realize this, the better for Europe and the rest of the world."* End VIP's report. I hope the auditor will decide my $3.50 was well spent. School Bars Germs HARRISBURG, Pa. (UP) — Susquehanna Township school officials believe that if Johnny gets a cough tur umi tiufcn ot trumps? Well, it! or a cold this term he won't pass did 1101 occur to this declarer. He It to his classmates. Germicidal or went up with dummy's king, fully expecting to drop Ihe queen from the East hand. Thus, strategic defense defeated the contract "health" lamps designed to des-jfif troy bacteria put inlo Ihe air by coughing or sneezing have been in- slalled in each room. Committee Membsr A K t> 8 4 V IOC « A 1095-1 K2 Fcrlslein * AQ2 V 875 • 83 *Q 10863 A J 107B5 V A K Q J *KQJ - ««• A Tournament—Both vul. South Wesl North East 1 A Pass 2 f» Pass 3 V Piiss •) A P.iss 5 <% Pass 5 » Pass 6 * Pass 6 A P35S Opening—A A 6 on this romnnriv: auto-irr;, lywood restaurant (trncroslly Backfires ATLANTIC CUY, N. J. (UP) — A generous \\aitrcifc who gave customers more than ample helpings of the foori force/1 John Siainc-^. i oprrntor. into bank- What uoulri your Ifad bee ncatllsl the six spade contract?. Would you sit back with the ace and nucrn and try to take two spade tricks? Perlstein reasoned otherwise. He ' remembered lhat North jumped to Tour slides ovrr thrr? hcirt-s. nnrl and then one of [ rupicy, he told a federal court here.' at no time was South enthusiastic HORIZONTAL 1.8 Pictured v/riter and ls\vyer 12 Create 13 Exterior l:i Indie 16 Charm 13 Diminutive suffix in.Shield -1 Tube '22 Prcpi.sition 23 r.cttcr balanced 2Ti Limit 2r> Expunge 27 Coarse 28 South America (ab.1 2!) Grandchild (Scot.) 30 Emotionless 33 Group of eight 37 Greek slave 38 Demonstrative pronoun 3!) 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