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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 10, 1947
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*AG* FOOT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NRW» MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1%, W4T 1KB BLYTBEVILLK COURIEE NEWS —i COCIUXB NBWB oo, M. W. HABtlS, JAHBB U VCnom, Mttor D. HUMAN, Adwttata. Min>t>r Cote KaifcXMl Advettltinc Wlteie Oft. K«r Tort. Chic***, Detroit, Bnty Afternoon Except Sunder Entered u Wcond claa» matter at UK po*t- •flic* at BlyUierili*, Arkania», undet act ol Con- Oetobtr » v HIT. Served by the SUBSCRIPTION RATES: . By carrier- to th« city of Blytheville «r «BT •uburbta town wher* carrier aervie* to maintained, aoc per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of SO miKt, MOO per year, $240 (or six monlhj, $1,00 for three month*; by mail outtide 50 mil* woe, $10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditation Aruwer a fool occordlnj to hi* folly, let him bt irl** In hi* own conceit.—Proverb* 30:5. • • • It la a peculiar quality of a fool to perceive ,,Un fault* •* Mbcn and t* f*rr*t hl> own.— Clear*. The Public Interest Big-time sports are frequently involved in tempests that agitate their fans but have no discoverable effect upon the future welfare of the nation. The controversy between Baseball Commissioner Chandler and the Chicago White Sox in not in that category. Its outcome is more important-to the general public than to baseball and its fans. The announced issue is whether Chandler can make rules, or merely administer the code handed to him. The actual issue is whether baseball scouts can take fat checkbooks into our high school* and cut short the education of youngsters who aren't old enough to know hew cheaply they are selling their futures. •n M fa*t and «ntxp«cted that th« ehut*t toutd not b« used. The Bryet Canyon tragedy raises a question whether thii argument it valid. W« an in an age of laper-planei. The tim« »««mi to have come for the CAA to re-examine the arguments, and decide whether it should require a parachute for every fare-paying plane passenger. The answer may prove to be negative. But at least the facts ahould be canvassed very carefully in the light of what might have happened at" Bryce Canyon—and what did. VIEWS OF OTHERS Toward the Idea! Problem for the CAA Th« recent crash of a United Airlines DC-6 at Bryce Canyon has-revived agitation for parachutes in passenger plane*. Many experienced flyers' and air travelers believe that the 47 passengers and five crew members—or most of them—could have jumped to safety if they had been provided with chutes. The suggestion implies no criticism of either the United or the DC-6. Both the line and the newest Douglas transport have A-l records. The Bryce Canyon tragedy could just as well have hit. any other standard transport flown by any other major line. But this accident differed from most others. The typical crash, if any is typical, is on take-off or landing, or it involves plunging unexpectedly into a mountain peak or some obstruction at lower level. In the typical crash there IB little or no warning of disaster, and passengers could not jump even, if they wore parachutes. Here a fire broke out in the rear lujgage compartment 20 miles from the nearest emergency field. The pilot turned, and was witHin less Ihnu a mile of the runway when his controls gave way. There is evidence that more than 11 minutes elapsed between the time he learned of the fire and the plane's fatal explosion. In those 11 mmutes, it. Is argued, passengers could have put on chutes arid stepped out in reasonable confidence that they would escape with lacerations or, at worst, with some broken bones. Thtrt probably will be no disagreement that the cost of providing cliutes -would b« fully justified if they would prove useful in only one plane crash out of tvery hundred or, say, in only one crash every 10 years. The operators have been reluctant to provide parachutes. That was not becaui* of cost. On an insurance basis they would pay for themselves if they were used at all. The companies' objection arises from fear that the more timid passenger* would b« frightened away by such recognition that there i* danger in air travel. That is a bit silly. Nobody can read the news without knowing that plane* crash now and then. Provision of one more safeguard—even one that would be rarely used—.should lend to rewaur* the timid. We have never h«w.rd of an air traveler deciding •gainst a transoceanic hop because, under his seat, .by order of the CAA, ^ was a life jacket. £ The real" argument against para- g «hutt* ha* been that most air crashei Nev» r In American history ha* there been greater need for the people to take an active Interest In Individual Jrtedom. Timely and welcome, therefore, 1« the report ot the President'* committee on Civil Rljfcts. Every cttlren •who wanU to itrtngllusn American democracy can study it, with prodt. H is a necessary reminder that the "American ideal *tlll awaits oomplet* realization," a stirring. challenge to march forward. Some American* may fear that such an extensive catalogue of Injustices, discrimination*, prejudice*, and denial of opportunity will lurn- lah fuel (or communist propaganda. But thl* 1* healthy sel(-crltici«n—the very kind' ot strengthening acl(-correctlon despot' 501 ' cannot afford. Moreover, the picture, much a* It shows need for Improvements, leave* the United States standing as a leader In the long light for human rights. The Committee does not merely criticize; It propose* ipeciflc reforms. Some of these »eem to ua admirable. More positive attention to clvU right* within the Government It right and practical. Congress ha* been getting Its emphasl* on the negative side with the House Un- American Activities Committee. It should 6x- prcss a more constructive attitude by setting tip a Joint Committee on civil Rights. The proposal Jor self-ldlntlflcation by non- democratic groups i* Interesting. It It can be put Into practical operation, It might lessen hysteria and provide (ar better protection tnan the loose labeling now too often employed. The need for sharper penalties or police brutality Is pointed up almost daily. Sulfemse for American Indians and for that strange race which inhabit* the District ol Columbia seem* completely reasonable. Proposals to impose new social patterns by Federal law* we cannot believe to be wise. Some of U«se measures—however worthy their motive—would more deeply interfere, with custom and conviction than did the prohibition ot liquor. We should look for feasible steps ot progress In these areas, not apply coercions which cannot be enforced and will only bacKllie and delay genuine progress. In this delicate field humble gclt-examlna- tion, tolerance, education, and prayerful search tor practical measures will accomplish more than will the hypocrisy which spot* only the discrimination of others or impatient coercion that would try to override local sell-rule and the deepest feelings of millions or people. ,Son« laws will help, but the mechanistic attitude which thinks passing a law U synonymous with reform has much to Icavn. The fundamental answer for discrimination against race, religion, sex or color Ucs In a more spiritual sense of brotherhood. Many current efforts to force unity nnd equality are like trying U> mix oil and water. They accentuate physical conflict, Much can Be done by a more Imaginative effort to put oneself in another's place, by wider use of the best practices, and by holding up the ideal. As men learn to understand God belter they will necessarily express and enjoy more of the "glorious liberty of the ions of Ood" which 1* the spiritual .basis for civil rights. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Now What? Senate Body Deep in Problems Of World: Who Paid Hotel Bill? ahould consult a reputable local eye hy«icl*n before rushing t» a large European Relief Plan Faces Rough Treatment Before Congress and Askings to Be Slashed BV PETER ED8ON , NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. (NEA) — Warnings pit* up that the ERP, or European Recovery Plan. Is headed lor a rough reception when Congress convenes Nov. 17. Senator Tail's critical comment* are Just in ndvuncc sample. Much of the opposition will be bused on what are now considered to be the completely unreasonable expectations of the 18 European countries- Their demands are presented to American olficutls in terms about like these: The U. S. has three cours&s of action It can follow In helping wes- ( tern Europe get back on its feet. First, the U. S. can support Europe witrrk four-year plan for full recovery. By 1952, the U. S. will then have a working European economy with which It cnn do business. Both Europe and America stand to pro- lit from this trade recovery. Second, the U. S. can cut back on this program and deal with war- torn Europe on a relief basis only. That would mean furnishing merely the food nnd fuel necessary to keep Europeans alive. Their economic salvation would be up to them. The inference here is that it would take much longer than four years for Europe to recover. The third choice Is for the U. S. to do nothing, taking the position that this country cannot afford to aid in "European recovery without jeoparding the American economy. Ir\ that case, Europe goes down the rat-hole. FEAR MANY GOVERNMENTS MIGHT COLLAPSE Exactly what will happen If Europe is allowed to indulge in "Operation Rat-hole," Is not specified. It is left to the Imagination,' which always magnifies horrible details. The European experts may not know the answer themselves, In the snme sense that they don't know how accurate are their estimates of need in the Paris Report on Economic Co-operation. They're just guessing. £ut their fear is that many European governments could not survive. Their only chance would be to reduce their standard of living to 120o calories a day and hang on by the skin ol their intestines. In this situation they feel they would be ensy pickings for the Coni- nmnist.s. In their under-nourished condition, the western Europeans envision the Soviet government moving in with enough food to stave oft starvation, even if the necessary relief supplies would have to be taken away from the Russian people. Having reduced the situation to this extremity, the European experts go back to what it will take to bring about full recovery. Aside from the two principal relief requirements ot wheat and coal, emphasis is put on three items— steel, shipping, and the purchase of supplies from other countries, principally Latin America. The Europeans want the U. S. to finance all three. EUROPE WANTS U. S. TO CURTAIL USE OF STEEL THI DOCTOR SAYS By FREDERICK C. OTHMAN (United Prwa StaH Comepoodeat) WASHINGTON, NOV. 10. (UP)— I hate to Involve the beautiful mother ol twin* in this, but somebody forgot: either Johnny Meyer, the unbqultous press agent, who •ays she didn't, giv e him the money — or Mr». Bennett E. Meyera, f WILLIAM A. O'BKIEM. /I. D. Written lor NBA Service OratUni can r*»U>re »I«ht only . n normal eye* that have develop-1 wife of the brlgldier general, wh» d a cloudiness ot the cornea — says she did. ae clear portion of the the pupil. Uually handicapped patients Either wny Its not'a pretty story, but It is as driunutlc, probably, at Senatorial investigation'.!! perform-. ancea ever get. You could hauj£ heard a fly tramping on the re^ carpet of the caucus room when the petite Mii Meyer* stood up with face Hushing pink to defend herself and her husband against ent*r where grafting operations art done. The Eye-Bank tor Sight Rettora- lon, Inc.. was established a little more than two years ago to col- ect healthy corneas for grafting. | scandalous implications involving Btoriea of the succe&s of the op- Howard Hughes warplane con- ration have raised the hopes of tracts. housanda of blind pertoru. Many The general, wno was in charge nave been led to believe that only| 0 f plane contracts during the war. Inadequate supply of corneas and an Insufficient number of rained eye surgeons was holding baclc relelf Jor the blind. Unfortunately, the operation Is not Indicated In the majority 'of sses. Persons who have been blind _ nee birth because of an unclear conieft, and those who developed Jie (jilticiiHy In early infancy can- i to pay his bill. The hotel cashier not usually be helped by grafting, said he couldn't — because Hughes Those who have developed trouble after the eye was fully grown, may be helped. said he and his wife and a colonel and his wife made up a foursome to go to IXJ5* Angeles, where the . gentlemen were inspecting the Hughes flying machine, They stopped at the Town House, one of the smartest hotels on WilshlreBlvcl. Gen. Meyers, now retired, said he was flabbergasted when he tried already had taken care of it. His wife was slaying over an extra ^ _ day, the general continued ear- Best'results'are obtained in pa- nestly, nnd he told her to make Units whose cloudy scar Is Um- v dead certain she paid Hughes or ted to the pupil area, with the one of his associates the money rest of the cornea healthy. A sue- I for the bill, which amounted to ccssful outcome can be expected' around $800 after he'd disclaimed In 80 per cent of indicated operations Vision is restored or Improved and the graft remains clear. Grafting material is obtained from eyes, taken out after death, or removed in ll!e. They must hive a normal cornea. The cloudy portion is removed from the patient's eye and a piece ol clear cornea from the donor's eye Is grafted Into the space. The operation is done under local anesthesia. HOSPITALS CO-OPERATING a parlor for which he was charged, but. didn't use. As he talked., In strode the portly Johnny, publicist for HughtfKf signer of expense ackums an" star witness of preceding hearings. Ke wore a black double-brested suit and a plain gray tie, which made him look like a htgh undertaker on a business call. Gen. Meyers added that when Ills wife got back to Washington, he asked her if she'd paid the I steel for Its own need* today, bu * the European* want the U. 8. to re strict it* own consumption, and ii normal exports to other partj < the world, in order to make'up ELI rope's deficit need of nearly three million ton* a year. for the next four year*. Some of this steel would go to European shipyards to build up their merchant marine. All European trading ' nations' want to get back their world shipping business. They tigure It will take four years to rebuild their fleets. In the meantime they want the U. S. to haul some 10 million ton* of their relief supplies -and pay the fl.7 billion freight bill. The fact that the U. S. now hai tome 1200 surplus Liberty and Victory ships, which H would' gladly sell cheap, Is ignored. Europeans don't want them. They want new ships of their own building to compete with the American. merchant marine. And they want the U. S. to furnish much of the steel to help build up that competition. That, however, is peanuts when compared with the "aid from the rest of the American continents" which It Is expected the u; S. will pay for. The U. 8. (hare ol the four- year ERP U now at U0.4 billion, scaling down from M billion In 1948 to »4-3 billion in 1961. Aid irorn the rest of the American continent totals |14,« billion for the four years. This is the bale of straw that will probably break the elephant'* and the donkey'* backs when the Many hospitals are co-operating j money. H« said she told him she with Eye-Batik for Sight Restora-! put it in an envelope and tried tlon. Inc.. In its nationwide effort (to hand it to Johnny. When he to help those afflicted with blind- : wouldn't accept It, he said she ness due to corncal scars. Only i slipped It in his pocket, eyes removed from persons who die "Stand back." said Chairman In hospitals can be used, a.% they! Homer Ferguson of Mich. "1 have must be removed under aseptic j another witness." conditions. Any person wishing the front part of his death should make it the other members of to donate eyes after: known to his family mind, and I am afraid that I will break down. ANSWER: All the evidence Is against Isheritance of insanity. When mor e than one patient In a family develops the disease, It is thought to be .due to association of unstable people. He called Johnny, who blinked ill tne flashes of the photographers, swore to tell the truth, said he'd heard the testimony and added: "I swore under oath the first day I was her e in the Summer that I received no money from an/ source for'any bill and that same Insanity run | testimony stands today." .y said no more. He got and walked out, Ignoring and to his physician. It Is not disfiguring to the body at the time of burial. QUESTION: 1 . in a family? My grandfather and i johnn; mv mother went out of their ] his hat 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — At the meeting of the Junior High School Parent Teachers Association tomorrow afternoon, Mrs. H. the general. The latter's attorney held a whispered conversation with the Senator, who announced that Mrs. Meyers was in the room and wanted to testify. f ^ I muts report, with no disrespect 1 intended, that she was a dream walking in a green shirt with th« new, long look. She was blonde, blue-eyed and nervous. She said her husband told her to pay baclc the money and she did. though she had to put up a fight to rto it. She said she linallv, put the envelope with the cash in Johnny's coat pocket. Then she caught her train. JJ Sen. Herbert R. o'Conor of Md." wondered how come she had $900 A. Smith, librarian will speak in cash; why didnt she pay by on "Books Suitable For Junior High check? Mrs. Meyers flushed a ht- Schooi Students". Students of Miss "e, deeper, said the birth of her The U. S. hasn't any too much I gets before Congress. IN HOLLYWOOD BV ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent BARBS ItJ HAL COCHRAN When some people retire they soon wake up to wish they were still working. * * « The New Jersey nupreme court ban ruled that itrip te**er> are covered hj the Unemployment Competuatlon law. And that'i about all. • • • Th, machine age hai made loU of thing* easier, but the old black walnut U just « much a, problem as ever. • • • Football forecaster* appear U t* Infringing mi the weatherman'* right at wrong Sore folks get »o mad at their local olliclila they threaten to vote. SO THEY SAY Labor leadership lias equipped llselt with compile devices for lelllng the membership what the leader* think, but they have apparently fallen down in ptvtectlng accurate devices lor determining what the employes want.—John •. Bugas. vice president, Ford Motor Company. • * • There is no doubt In my mind that the Republicans will elect a President IB !»«.—Sen. Robert A. Taft (R> tf Ohia. HOLLYWOOD, Nov. H.(NEA) — It was <L big day for Howard Hughes and Bob Hope. Hughes put his giant flying boat into the air for the firsc time and Bob Hope, ns guest ot honor at a banquet for the first time, was walklnn on air. As a guest at both events, 1 am still recuperating from the excitement and laughs. Hughes chartered a yacht, the Malibu Marh'n, for Ms Hollywood friends to see the takeoff of the Hercules. Cary Grant. Jimmy Slewart, Walter Pirtgcon, Randolph ScolV, Henry Fonda and I were In the. cheering section. Hughes, who Know? something about drama, too. stole the show. Said Jimmy Slewnrt, as the Hcr- culen lelt the water. "Brother, thcrev drama." Said Grant: "I knew tied do It. I have more faith In that man than anyone I know. COMICS CONVENTION WHERE there's Hope, there.-, laughs. There were a mUlton or them at the Friars Club Roastman- ter dinner, honoring the comic wllu the slcl-jump nose. Jack Benny, Henry Morgan, George Bums. Eddie Cantor, Kay Kyser, George Jessel, MaJ.-Qen. tjalph P. Cousins »ud Al Jolson took turns praising and Insulating him. Said Benny: "This Isn't a publicity itunt. It'i an »ut-»nd-out benefit for Mn. Hope. I'.'n the tint lime >he'i been out with him ilnce 1941." Said Bob, after listening to all the praises, "I figured no mi,i could be that good. But you finally convinced me." Bob said he was bitter, though, about being accused of having 10 writers. "But after all." he xaUl. "what other comedian can play Notre Uamc?" Helen Hayes still owes M-U-M one picture on an old contract. Tiisj studio hopes to lure her out from New York to star In "Vespers in Vienna." . . . New high (or night club salaries. Eleanor Powell, It's This In .lywoocl, Mrs.' Jones— Where (hey are looking (or •ome one to play the lead in a new picture, "The Geniui." and Orson Wellta hxi gone to July. Where the film Industry Is yelling, "We can decide what goes nn ,Uc screen," and they continue to make gangster pictures. Where film players have grown tired ol painting the town red— and have not taken up the hobby of Just painting. Where the men stand in line to see the glamor dolls on the screen and the glamor dolls stand In llnr waiting for Tyrone Power to com* lome. GOR BLIMF*—TAR7.AN! JOHNNY WEISSMTJLLER will go lo London in February to star In big aquatic- show. . . . M-O-M'i re-issue of Ihe anti-Soviet film. "Nlnotchka," carries this ad billing: "The picture which Xlds the comml«- sars." • • • Blnjr Crosby, the fellow who turned to records for hl« radio show 10 he wouldn't hare to be ! at a certain place at A certain , timr, !• now cuttlnr two »how« a wrrk, nn Friday and Saturday, (o pile up a Mtpril.v nf «bnw« before the Petrllln ban a«»ln«t recording* r»T mutklini becomea effectIre. • • • I've been predicting It for almost a year—Fred Astalre finally con. firmed It. The screen's greatest dancer definitely Is not retiring from the cameras. After "EnsUi One Arrested, 3 Sought in Gem Robbery BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. Nov. 10. (UP) — Authorities today held a former convict and searched for three other ex-convicts In connection with a $75,000 jewel robbery Monta Hughes room will serve refreshments. The Hev. and Mrs. P. Q. Rorie will return today from Port Smith where they attended the conference of the Methodist Church. The Rev. Roric will serve the First Methodist Church again for the fourth year as it's pastor. The Rev. and Mrs. George Pyles, of Fort Smith arc guests for a few days of Mrs. A. M. Butt and family. twins had made it impossible to buy clothes In Washington, nnd that sh» took the cash to gel dresses In the West. She looked over the stocks, but didn't like 'em. Bought nothing. Still had the money. Gave it to Johnny. "Oh," the senator said. director of the League, told a HOUSB Labor Subcommittee studying the minimum wage that only throuali some such flexible system can workers be assured a fair return on their production. As a starter, she said, the minimum wage should be increased immediately from 40 to 65 cents an hour. She said that about five per cent of the workers in all manufacturing industries now • are receiving less than that. " "It should be possible at any time, on the recommendation of nn industry committee, for the here Oct. 30. FBI Agent George King arrested G. B. Parsons, 34, late yesterday on charges or "unlawful flight to avoid prosecution" nnd indicated Ihe arrest was connected with the theft of jewels from the downtown store of Louis W. Perry here And Birmingham Police Chief C- Floyd Edrilns wild he held warrants charging three other former Kllby prison Inmates with the P^rry robbery. Parsons, once co-operator of a suburban night club near Birmingham who "was sentenced to Kllby prison in 1939 for three to four years (or highway robbery, surrendered to FBI agents yesterday. Police listed the other three men for whom warrants have been Issued as John B. Baker. 30. Birmingham; Lawrence Robert Duncan, 33, Atlanta; and St. Clalr Johnson, 3», Ctiicago. Groups to Advise Minimum Wage Hikes Suggested WASHINGTON. Nov .10. (UP) — The National Consumers League urged Congress Saturday to approve ., ..- -.._ creation of industry committees with | and hour) administration to set authority to recommend increases j such minimum wages abo T ».- G5 in the minimum wage to keep pace cents an hour as economic condi- wllh increases in production. lions In the Industry warrant," she Louise Stilt of Washington, a I said. Parade," In which he replaced Gen« Kelly, Astalre will go right on dancing. He told me: "My retirement wa» a mistake. I wasn't happy." Student, Now a Dean, Keeps Library Book 34 Y*o»; Pint Total* $250 KALAMAZOO, Mich, Nov. 10 (UP) — Thirty-four year* ago young student, Lynn S. Blake, borrowed a boo)c from the library at Western Michigan College. Today Blake Is a dean at Alabama Polytechnic Institute at Auburn. Ala. Library official* figure he has about had time to memorize the book which he has Just returned ...... ... .. . , .. , Also, at two ccn Is a day, they ft W/tn Marine Unit Afloat<gurt he owes around t250 in fines I They didn't say whether he would Scrgt. Herbert C. McBrlde.l be charged. --, USMC, of Caruthcrsville, Mo., Is! said, will get 1100.000 for a 12-week I serving aboard the light crviiser l The costlest air mall stamp, dancing engagement st the Miami. USS Providence, Oagshlp of Crut- In e xlstenc. today have a total Kla., Colonial Inn—If the deal goes | ser Division 10 l;i th« Atlantic j value fo *M,«00. When Issued, they through. „<,.,_ tn , N » vy Mtd tot^f, Mre wort* UM Mian ait. ,un Futile Tennis Star HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured * tennis champion U Chest of . drawers 12 Interstice 14 Cuckoo blackbird 15 Look 18 Howcr 19 Tumult 21 Great Lake Ji Slipped 23 Metes out 25 Zest 26 Move furtively J1 Steamship ZSSun god 29 Article 30 Pay 33 He defeated Don 37 Make amends M More secretive 39 Chinese dynasty 40 Nevada city 44 Cash 45 Upon (prefix) 49 Motion picture 4 8 Ex 1st 49 Tyrant SI Purls up 53 Show pleasure 54 Called VERTICAL \ Swollen to« joint 2 Bird J Live 4 Sack SChTistmai 6 Speed contest 7 Anger 8 Earth goddess 9 Gnome 10 Flu me 11 Poets 13 Viper IS Area measure 17 Nickel (symbol) 20 Rending 22 Small spine 25 Flat plates 30 Graded 31 Russian warehouses 32 Oneness of origin 34 Enlarge 35 Equipped 36 Sea eagles ! 40 Ceremony i 41 HaU an em 42 Compass* point 43 Portent 46 Mountain gap •HWinglike part 50 Mixed type' ' 52 Part of "be" It I

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