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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 194? THE'BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWi THB ooaun mw» oo. ••. W, HAWKS, PutolUwr JAMES U VZRHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Sole National "Advertl*in» R»pre«ent»tiVM! WiUu* Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphii. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second clw matter at the po»t- offtc* at Blylheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- greu, October », W7. Served by lh« United Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or »ny suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 20c per week, or Wo per month. By m»il. within a radius ol SO miles. $1.00 per ve»r, »2.00 lor six months, Jl.OO for three months; by m«U outside 50 mile zone, J10.00 per year, payable In advance. Meditation Truly, 1 say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of thcs«, you did it, not to me.— Matthew »:«. • * * Most Christians »re careful lo do no harm to their fellowman, but many retire! to do him any food. One Man's Opinion Rep. John Taber says he has seen no underfed persons in six European capitals. Therefore lie feels lh»t aid for Europe is not particularly urgent. Maybe Mr. Taber was looking for walking skeletons, and was disappointed. At any rate, lie seems to Inive chosen to disregard the mass of evidence which says that Europeans are underfed. Since lie heads thc committee which holds the House purse strings, his attitude could seriously hamper the Marshall plan, American prestige and European health, if he persists in it. The Report on General Lee duciv« to » GI'« b»rlng hiH soul to the presi. It should b« added tint the Ruark article* called forth a lot of applause and some additional gripei from men ' who had nerved under General Lee in England, France and Italy. Dozens of letters to the editors of papers who used the articles confirmed a loVig- staudinjf suspicion that General Lee was not th« most popular commander in the ETO. There it no point in howling for General Lee'i scalp. He seems to have been a generally competent officer, whatever his personal popularity. Yet, even after the WycJie' report, there remains the suspicion that our casteless citizen Army may not be quite what it's advertised to be. It scarcely came, as a surprise that Maj. Gen. Ira Wyche, Army Inspector' General, gave a clean bill of health to Lt. Gen. J. C. H. Lee, American commander in the Mediterranean theater, in an investigation growing out of charges brought in a series of articles by Scripps-Howard columnist Robert C. Ruark. General >Wyche's integrity Is not questioned. The fault seems to be in the Army inspection system, as Peter Edson pointed out in a recent column ' from Washington. Under this syslcni the Army is prosecution, defense, judge and jury. Its findings are usually secret. An exception was made in this case because of the unusual interest which Mr. Ruark's stories aroused. .Mr. ,Edson revealed that there had been no inspection of General Lee's command in more than a year, except by subordinate members of his own staff. The Inspector General himself was of lower rank than the subject of his investigation. Further, General Lee was almost due to retire after 42 years when Mr. Ruark's articles appeared. So it is easy to believe that the most honest officer might be disposed to treat the General as lightly as possible. W« do not know whether Mr. Ruark's stories "present a wholly false picture of conditions in that theater," as General Wyche charges. But it might be noted that there are discrepancies between the conclusions •which General Wyclie reached in his report and those of General Eisenhower in endorsing the report. General Eisenhower found that un- . due pressure was exercised by commanders to induce subordinates to join fraternal organizations. Genera! Wyche said that no one had been criticized or punished for not joining. , As for conditions in the disciplinary camp, General Eisenhower regarded as a "serious mistake" the practice of putting youthful minor offenders in with prisoners guilty of the most serious .type of crime. He also considered the "active day of 17 hours" required O f prisoners "very severe." The Wyche report dismissed the idea that General Lee "would foster, condone or permit to the slightest degree any system of trial arixl punishment that was'not in strict accordance •with Army regulations." Perhaps the only noteworthy thing about these contradictions is that they constitute the opinion of General Lee's superior and subordinate officers. The only other non-Army evidence on the record, besides Mr. Ruark's, is that of a group of newspapermen who Ut«r made a conducted tour of the Leghorn camp. Each reporter had an , officer in tow, which would not be con- VIEWS OF OTHERS A Notable Silver Anniversary Greater Little Rock's Community Chest came into being 25 years ago. That waa during a postwar depression which all those of the older generation want to forget. We had cared for our local institutions in a sort of hll-and-mlss way Which meant that while some received fah'ly good support, others sutfered. Businessmen never knew how much they would be called upon to contribute. Today, on the Silver Anniversary of the chest, the 25 agencies and the Children's Home and Hospital which depend upon it, not only are far better supported but every dollar contributed it spent under strict supervision of able business and professional men. Which menus that not a dime is wasted, a precaution to which every contributor Is entitled. And (he cosl ot administration In but a mil* as compared to the total handled. The 1847 campaign goal Is $349.454. That is an increase of 10 per cent over last yours total. Inflation 1s no respcclor ol men or causes, Food lor the agencies costs- more, as It does with all of us. in addition, (here are needed repairs which could viot be made because of shortages bt material and labor. Mayor Wassell ol Little • Rock and Mayor Johnson of North Little Bock have issued proclamations deelarini Tuesday, the opening day of the Silver Anniversary campaign. Hed Feather Day in the two cities. Reminding that the Community Chest, during the last quarter oi a century, h« rendered "maBniticenl and continuous" service, the two mayors (Minted out that thc good II- has done lias been "ivall&ble to all our people without regard to race, religion or creed." Physical appearance, signs ol prosperity, even geological location and Its advantages, may attract the casual attention of a city's visitors. But thc surest sign that its people arc "real folks," men and women who snare with their less fortunate brothers and sisters, it Its Community Chest. That Is the real "heart" ol a city. In each of those 25 years or the Community Chest's existence hundreds of citizens have neglected their businesses or Jobs to aid the campaign. Splendid have been tht results and today there is no reason why they should not continue. They will if you welcome these fine men and women, give generously, remembering that they are giving both time and money to a glorious cause. Diving won't be charity but a sound investment in the health and happiness of your fellow citizens. ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. A Stitch in Time Saves Our Apples, Too! John L.'s Union Buddies Picket ^on-Existent Mine in Kentucky ^^^^^^f^^.-. THE DOCTOR SAYS BTC WILLIAM A. OBKIEN. M. D. Written for NEA Strrke 'hospital authorities wish that vis- tor? would .show more interest In he patients wno stay a long time When someone you know becomes H. *nd ii taken to the hospital, call his home or office to learn about his condition. Hospital swltch- »ard personnel usually are to busy handling business calls that they do lot have time to Issue reports on patients. Some hospitals do not pcr- nit their employes to give this nformatlon. The public should respect hospi- il visiting hours, which are net aside by concentrating attention on the patient at other times during he day. In case of serious Illness, lospltals welcome members of the iamlly at any time. Daily number of visitor* for each patient should be limited. Patient* tire easily and too many visitors slow period ol convalescence. T>o not object If the hospital tells you the number of visitors which the By FREDERICK C. OTIIMAN (United Pre*» Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Oct. 13. (UP'— ' Let us consider today, calmly like thc lawyers who mentioned it first, a slight case of bodily harm, to wit: hanging. On the end, of a rope. By the neck. Ulp This problem hinges »s I hope to prove with the assistance of the legal profession (literary division), on the question: how can you run a union cosl mine without tht mine? From here on, it's the lawyers, affidavits talking. The Seneca Coal Mining Cn.,\ifjjf cording to the affidavits, bouglurT^ patch of pasture (with coal beneath) about eight miles southwest of owensboro, Ky. Then It hired the Jackson construction Co. .to build the railroad sidings, tipples, shakers, and washers so the miner* could go to work, A couple of genls from John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers of America asked was It going to ,b» a union mine, or non-union? Seneca's superinlcndent, Charles F. Smothers didn't say yes and he didn't say no. He said wait until he got a con) mine first. The United Mine Workers didn't wall. They set up a picket line, with cussing, insults and nose pok- physician in charge recommends, I j n g s hereinafter to be described", on Do not stay too long and, when the theory that no mine Is better you get ready to go, do not pro- than a non-union mine. The con- long your departure by hanging j struction company's men were a- over the end of the bed Just to frald to work. Only the watchman U. S. Leaders Stress Grain Shipments Abroad Thus Saving Good Food by Starving Swill Barrel By PETER EDSON | market in storage, In wholesalers' four per cent. Part of Jt is unavoid- NEA Washington Correspondent -. and retailers' hands, and, finally,. able bruising and spoilage of rrpe WASHINGTON, Oct. 13. (NBA) i with th c consumer. fruits and vegetables between pick— Nobody has ever gone around j Kline found waste on the farm Ing and canning. Milling of white Inspecting garbage cans to check over nine per cent ot the total and i wheat flour and rice, Instead of up, but official and unofficial cs- greater than at any other level, using the whole grains, i« one of llmates on the amount of food : of the distribution system. If the i America's most wasteful and dis- wasted in the United States today • price isn't high enough lo pay j graceful food habits, put the figure at nearly 25 per. costs of marketing, crops are often cent of all food produced. That! left to rot In the field and plowed makes H approximately a $5 billion ; under. A third of thc Texas cab- annual loss. On this basis, President Truman's ! '" 19-12, politically smart suggestion that the ! Inadequate Wholesale and retail market lasses add another three or four per , cent of the -total. Tile degree of | bage crop was abandoned that way ]oss vai . lcs wlth , he produce . Ac . tell one more bit of news. Even though the patient may have used tobacco when lie was well, it may be sickening to him now. Smoking in hospitals by patients and visitors is a hazard as most hospital fires start from burning bed clothing or wast* baskets. Most patients enjoy receiving letters and gifts even though they mav not feel up to having visitors. PATIENT IS PARAMOUNT Control of visitors at the hospital is a problem which has never been solved to the satisfaction of everyone. The most important person 10 be considered is the patient and. if he will be helper! by the visit, the caller should come. Everyone is urged to visit long- stay patients with regularity. Theirs is the greatest need for visitors, yet they usually have the fewest callers. « • * QUESTION: I have been told I have inlercoslal neuralgia. X-rays do not show anything, and medicine as not relieved it. What would you storage facilities on I cording to a recent studv by the Department of Agriculture's Bureau American people "waste less" _; farms cause much loss. On sweet| of Economics, the loss was about instead of merely asking them to "eat less" as Tnft did may give thg new citizens Committee under Charles Luckmnn something to potatoes, it is estimated as high as IS per cent. Uneconomic uses of crops on the seven per cent of perishable fresh ft -its and vegetables, three per cent (or than one BARBS By HAL COCHRAN Are you broke—or did you hav« your whiter coal charted? + * * Hard work Kalnn promotion, accwrdlnp to n professor. Unlrsi the IMMS happens to have too many klnfolh. • * * A magician isn't the only one who produces tilings you never saw belore. Look what, thc laundries bring back. farm account for much waste. > ptr cent on the ' n , Idwire Hems— orfc on in helping meet foreign ' Three per cent of the Irish potato , on | ona sn( i » ar ij c od shortages i C1 '°P ^ fert to live-stock. Surplus in various food drives du.lng ,hc ^^d^d turned.'^riS .skim mUk I.s slop]>cd lo the pigs. ito public consciousness the fact hat more food was wasted" here at lome than was supplied to the rjned forces overseas and through .end-Lease aid combined. Last ear, only eight per cent of Ame- ica'.s food production was shipped In 1043, when the DcparLmfmt of Consumer.* waste a minimum of five per cenb of the food they buy. says Klln.g. Wh«n they over-^uy, deterioration Agriculture got soured nbout the *^ c stockpiles, Bad buying; of too meat supply, 275 million bushels of m(ln - v calories and not enough vit- whm were allocated to livestock i ""I 1 "'? ™"™' o , r " u . r JH!"*L!'"*.u feed. Loses in Iransporlation Ihrough But thc big loss comes through "*""• sn<1 " Ure the beet root while throwing »way »«.•> iuui, ,>iuuui>.juii „„., al , lkJ| ,... u h h-.-rtu,,.. i Mri T,.,,.!;..,,!,,,- n ,,rt me otei. ruoi wnue inruwuig »w*y broad, .so cutting American (ood ,°"* h ,™,"?, 18 hv £t » .^ ~r the beet top Is nutritional non- delay are put by Kling at one per cent of the total. Loses from insufficient or improper storage, such as lack of ver- ^""'J 6 min and rat control or bad vtnti- bu . , per rense — If you can eat b«.et tops. Ditto times two for turnip greens, cooked 10 minutes has cent mort vitamins than over-cooked an hour. wastage by a third would supply nough food to meet all relief needs, ' this pretty theory could be work- d out. Actually, a lot of '.tie [ood vnstage and spoilage Is unavoidable. IVASTAGK FIIHM FARM TO TAI1I.E In 1343. William Kling o! Ihe ._.. War Food Administration staff of potatoes is lost if they are an d then nat hashing or souping made the most careful study ever stored over six months. Over-all tht leftovers. Too many vegetable ttempted on food wastage. As re- storage waste Is put at between Juices go down the drain. on potatoes and cereals Insects' Too many people, turn out too have been estimated to cause an swell swill. Satisfying etiquette by annual $300 million loss. About leaving something on the plate is three-tourths of thr vitamin value 3«st as bad as cooking Wo much ported in thc Journal of Farm one and two per cent. Economics, he .showed low In every MUCH KOOn step of the food distribution chan- LOST IN PROCESSING icl — on the farm, in transit lo i Losses in processing are put at Maybe the Luckman committee can commence with R concentratec course -in conservative cookln' foi consumers. •IN HOLLYWOOD When gome men find tight all evenlni. a gnoel ipnt Ihey-slt The worst thing about n bud tooth is I hat it Is liable lo stop hurting before yon go to the dentist SO THEY SAY One constructive development In a world sadly In need ot such encouragement.—Secrmry n[ State Marshall, in speaking of the Rio Conference. • • • With »'huge national debt, that should be reduced and with increasing demands for American financial Bid abroad, now Is We time in sponsor a lottery to bring In new money lo the Treasury. —Rep. A. J. Sabath iD> of Illinois. We must act immediately, while tlirre is jet time. Each week'* delay can mean » sear's extension of war. We must not procrastinate this time as we did In 1939.—Louis E. Start, former commander, VFW. BY KRSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. Oct 13. INEAI — Tngrid Bergman had her hair cut for her Joan of Arc role in "Joan" and. from what I hea:, it was almost as elaborate and awe-inspiring an operation as burning tile real Joan at thc .stake. With Just as many spectators. . Fred Fredricks, the Max Factor Wig expert, first carefulK fashioned a wig for Ingrid. They called hi Ingrid and she put on the wig. Then Fvedricks cut the wig to the. satisfaction of Ingrid and eight studio executives. Then Ingrid took off the wig and Fredricks cut her real hair to match the wig. Hair and photographers were. Hying all over the place. "What a production!" someone said. "Biggest darn production since •The Birth of a Nation.'" an old- time Hollywoodsman said. DIVORCE SECRET In winning a divorce from Richard N T cy. Greer Garson said: 'Me made unfavorable comments about my work and at times he said I was • 'has been.'" Seven little words—"He said I was a 'has been.'" p Thcre is the se- rct of Hollywood divorce. Two careers in the same houss mt.s two strikes on the marriage boy gal next door who used to steal apples with you. Doris say.s she tried to look sultry when she first came lo Hollywoo.i to crash the screen. But it wouldn't, work. "I tried making like Lauren Kxcall and Hedy Lamarr .and keeping my eyelids three-quartern shut," she. saltl. "Hut It Innkeri silly and I ran into things hecaufte' I couldn't see. I £ave it up." * • » Frank DeVol is composing a scries of musical numbers dedicated to movie queens. He Just completed the "Lana Suite" and now is writing the "Rita Suite." But won't the wedding bell motif get monotonous? FIFTLISH FLORKSCE One of our favorite character actresses, Florence Bates, plays the role of Joseph Cottcn's landlady Mrs. Jekcs. In "Portrait ot Jennie." Florence, "frankly over 50." started a film career eight years ago alter practicing law in Texas and helping her husband run a bakery in Los Angeles. She has become the inspiration and confidante of many. Her per pctual enthusiasm draws people lo her. Her formula lor staying young is: "Don't get your face lifted, your mind needs it." Her observation of the yovi'ig stars in Hollywood who let success uggest? ANSWER: Some patients with itercostal neuralgia have receiv- d relief from their pain through njections of novocaine into the 15 Years Ago In Blytheville— \ Mrs. Franklin Wilburn, of Para- ;ould, Mrs. Farmsworth Black and MTS. O. P. Moss were guests yesterday of Mrs. Harry Kirby when she entertained members of, the Tuesday Club. Embroidered pillow cases went to Mrs. O. P. Mrss fo" .he prize. The host-fis served delicious chicken salad, beaten biscuit, pickles, angel food cake and coffee for refreshments Theodore Logan and son Walter, Mrs, Otis Shcpparrt and daughter Wynette have returned from Wayne City, III., where they iccompo.nied Mrs. Logan who will remain with her mother who is sonouoly ill. itn long-to-be remembered bid.' and plays. Peter Leventritt and I were talking the other day about getting another group together to ly out to the All-Western regional championship* tournamen^, which will b« held at Coronado. :alif., Nov. 7 to 11. We started rem- nlscing, and recalled this tamous hand which was the topic ot discussion the last time wt were on the coast. The opening bid of four diamonds against I-eventritt (East) was the nvwt unusual bid at the tournament. What would you have done if you held the North hand, and your partner had Just marie U'.ft one bid that you Ao not want any Keen Sense of Sound Saves Auto for Steward At Worship in Church ' ATTALLA. AU.. Oct. IS. (UP) — Garage owner J. Ralph Brown, his ears automatically tuned to the hum of a motor, was listening silently with some IS stewards of his lurch u tht Rev. J. S. Eddins ayed. He suddenly heard the engine of s pickup truck start In front ")f IB church. Brown instantly Jump- d to his feet but noticed that the inister was closing out the pray. So he waited. The moment "Amen" was said, showed up that night and the union chased him out bodily. So the Jackson company, which didn't give a hoot about the coal business, Hied charges wtih the National Labor Relations Board, accusing John L's friends of strong- arming a $250,000 building job out of existence. The NLRB said ttt£ looked like a violation of the Tat" Hartley act. and asked for an in- || innction against the union in fed- ;l eral court. Now w e cmne to the t| .itcrary part: The attorneys' brief said that ihe vice president of the construction firm, his lawyer and a couple of other gents tried In drive through the picket line on Aug. 27 in two motor cars. il "Respondents slopped said auto- [I mobiles," thus document continued, "and cursed said parties in vile and obscene terms and forcibly kept them from entering and threatened that if they again attempted to enter they would meet with bodily Injury, {o wit: hanging." These charges the lawyers .supported with formal affidavits by all the gentlemen who scrammed In fear of bodrly-injiiry-to-w f itr Char- ^1 les F. Smothers, the Seneca superintendent, was the only one who actually got it In the neck. A union chieftain called him a "dirty ra*,." "I heard a lot of swearing." he testified, "and some one ^"lled, 'where's the rope? Let's get it and hang the : (you supply the words!.' " Then Arthur Chancy of the United Mine • Workers called Smothers n 'pot-bellied" something or other and hit him in the nose. This knocked a cigar from Smothers' mouth, scratched his neck, and pulled a button off his shirt. An unidentified Kentucklan next poked him twice In the mouth, cutting his lip and loosening two of his teeth. So Jack G. Evans of the Cincinnati office of the NLRB lo\f li^ court In Louisville, Ky.. that 'flT had reasonable cause to believe the union had broken not only Smothers' button, but also the law. The court ordered the mine workers to appear in Owensboro, Ky., at 10 a.m.. Nov. 6. to show cause why they shouldn't be enjoined to wit: from threatening lo stretch the necks of those who would build a coal mine without permission of John L., and Co. before Ihe bririe stutters. "I do." Thc minute one of them slips, the other akcs the spotlight and trouble be- j gins. It takes more common sense and .mdrrstandlng than most stars have i to weather the storm of vanity and temperament when two careers clash. Marriatf in Plea.sum Valley. Minn., between two .sane people Ls risky enough. But marriage In Hollywood between two stars is an atomic firecracker with a short- time Iiise. * • » Doris Day, former band suisor. will be introduced as a new star t>. Mike Curtlz in thc movie, '-Romance 1,1 Huh C." Doris has a cute fare .„ fare that looks like tlic frlenrtlr, Irccklcd kisser of the torn- go to their heads, Is an extension of her training for the court room. "These young stars are flattered. Idolized and treated with kid gloves by the studios. In realltj, all thr producer* are rtolnjf lo these young people !• compounding a felony." 4>A«43 *QJ» V 10 7 • • KQM792 • None 'iujrnameflt—E-W vul. South \Ve»l NoMk . Ka t «• Pis« T Opening—* « McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Contract Made on A Bid and Prayer BY WILLIAM E. McKF.NNEY Amrrlra'5 Card Authority Written for SEA Service Bridge, like every other sport, of? If you bi dtour no trump. South probably will ans*er with Bltckwood. Against Leventritt '.he North player simply closed his eyes and bid five, diamonds, which Lev- enlrllt lost no time In doubling South did not look too happy when he heard the double. Here l> the way the hand »»' played. Declarer played the ten o clubs from dummy en the open ing lead. Leventrllt went up witn the ace, declarer trumped, and then led the king of diamonds. Levcn trill won this with the ace, an' did not bother to cash the ace o hearts, but returned a. spade, was loo lute, however. Declare played the lack, West covered •Kit the king and dummy won the trick Three rounds ol clubs were Uke and the three losing hearts dis carded, so £l! that declarer los was » spade and a diamond. Even If Leventritt had eejhed [s ace of hearls. he would not have efcatcd the contract, because the >sing .spade then could have been iscardcd on the club. he bolted from the church, followed by his fellow stewards who hnd noticed him stand up in the midst of prayer. They caught Walton Balley. 21 of Curtison, Ala., who was lodged in Jail today, as he was pulling away from the curb with Brown's truck. "Thank the Lord we weren't singing at the time." Brown said. Whence Namerl Legend has it thfjt "cocktail" IB an Aztec word and that "the liquor was discovered by a Toltec noble, who sent it by the hand of I'Mk daughter, Xochitl, to the king, wl? promptly named it 'Xoctl,' whence 'cocktail.'" Read Courier Keus Want Ads U. S. Official HOUZONTAL I Moon 1,8 Pictured U.S. State Department official 12 Waken 13 Leaves 15 Mineral 16 Help 18 Cloy 19 Fruit 20 Statute! 21 Evergreen shrub SClOM 6 Concoct 7 Soak! 8 Pronoun t Point 10 Granule! 11 Bench 12 Military helpers 44 Half-em 45 Bird's homt 46 Wild goat 51 Sun god 53 Tantalum fl (symbol) ^ 26Footlike part 4! Snare 27 Vessel 4 2 Ada m's son 26 Native metal 43 Bulk 31 Severe 32 Puffs up 14 Dr»in» (Scot.) 33 Lofty 22 Compel* point 17 B»chelor ol 35 Disposition 23Neptua« (»b.) Arts(«b.) 36 Unclosed 24 Thooc IS Augment 37 Reposes 27 Posture* 29 Down 30 Either 31 He the Office of American Republic A/fairs 34 Singing voice 38 Every one 39 Mimic 40 Entranced 42 So be it! 46 Follower* 47AgiUt* 48 Plague 49 Short hit 50 Spanish river 52 Cubic meters 54 Flower parts 55 Assessed VERTICAL 1 Straying 2 Pillager 51 .'I

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