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UGHT BIATHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1947 BLTTHEVILtB COURIER NEWS TUB 4«««»™ KXWS OO. k w MOt'p BOHAM, , Editor Representa tlvei : Tec*. Chlc*»o. Detroit, Afternoon Except 8un<Uy u second clu> matter at the post- Mytbevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con' •, HIT. fcy tht Oolted accept biif rolls as normal, Is this true only in New York and NoJ'wulk? Probably not. There is no reason to doubt that scores of other cities, now finding it impossible to provide adequately 1'or schools, hospitals and health services, are overspending on relief for lack of a thorough overhaul. This might be a good time to begin one. RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or any •uburfatn town where carrier service i» maintained. Me pet week, or »Sc pet a.ouUi »ym»U, wlthto « r»cUu» of W mflea. $4.00 per Tear (3.00 for »l» month*, »t.OO lor three months; by mall»outride 90 mile tone. $10.00 per year payable m advano*. Meditation ' Cormt thy wo, and he shall give the reit; yeah, he ihall-five delight unto Vhjf ioul.— Proverb* M:1T. . • •' • ' • •The *otlfuln«« of children 1* Ow foundation tl all Tlrtnef.—Clcer*. VIEWS OF OTHERS Hours of Labor Scientists say that the waters that cover 70 per cent of the earth's surface »r« slowing down its rotation. As one grow* older, each day seems shorter than the day before. Actually it is longer. The moon is pulling away, which lengthens the month, though that change it slower than the one affecting the day. The net result is that in tome millions of years—how many, the scientists, not wanting to alarm us, don't say—a day will be a month long. When that time comes—each hour , being as long as two days now are— •we are going to ask the hoss to knock something off the eight-hour working day. Time to Check Up? The administration of relief in New York City is' under the microscope of About three and a half simultaneous investigations. The state, a grand jury and the City'g Department of Investigation are using'fine-tooth combs. The Welfare Department ' is co-operating under a new head, which is worth at least half ^of, an investigation. These inquiries stem ; . from a series of disclosures,b^'the New York World- Telegram, which were kissed off for a time by. critics, including one ex-reporter who has set himself up on a radio program as an indulgent mentor of the daily papers. Maybe it is worth' mentioning, in a by-the-way, t<hat tlie original disclosures could not have been made without that cornplete freedom of the press which authoritarians would chisel away if they could. The disclosures, that brought a new welfare commissioner and a series of probes, consisted of a sporadic series of stories about specific incidents which, fell into two classifications. One was instances in which the taxpayers' money was being wasted on unworthy, un- needy chiselers, and wasted on needy families which were being caved lor with sensational extravagance. The other group showed the almost complete control exercised over relief by active members of a Communist-dominated union. In Norwalk, Conn., this fall, 50 enrolled Socialists and 16,000 enrolled Democrats and Republicans chorfe a - Socialist as mayor. They had several reasons, but a major one was a relief scandal. School teachers were striking for.a living wage which the city couldn't af ford, • because of waste. Part of that waste was in relief. Norwalk, and particularly its Socialists, did not want any needy family to suffer for lack of assistance. But it did not want important services to suffer while the relief rolls were padded with persons perfectly able to look after themselves; while some got more help than others under identical circumstances. New York and Norwalk are discovering something that other cities might welt consider. That is, that public relief has become established on a permanent basis without sufficient planning and oversight. Ponderous machinery was set K up in the depression, in a hurry. As reemployment and then'the war provided jobs, there never was any general overhaul to see whether the relief rolls were , cleaned up. ; Many who went into relief admin- i iatratkra as an emergency matter grew j to regard it as a life career, and— usually unintentionally and unaware— Better Than Standing Around in the Cold Forever Trade Routes to Peace Let's trade. . These two short, words tell the sloiy, They translate Into utter, stark simplicity a highly complex and ramified achievement. ' They tell that story In the IniiBi.itijcs of 23 nations representing three quarters ol all world trade. It, Is a story about 45,000 different things that somebody* wants to buy mid somebody wants to sell. It is part of another blgijei 1 story, too, that, takes only four words to tell—let's live in peace. That, story begins somewhere away back In semi-darkness when men, as yet knowing neither pens nor swords, discovered that a trade is more profitable than a clubbing. During half a year at Geneva the principal trading nations 'of the world have been negotiating tariff reductions while working also toward the establishment of an International Trade Organization. The proposed charter lor this organization will bo completed at Havana this fall. But the tariff agiecments are now officially announced. They arc scheduled to be published next month and to go into efiect the first of next year. Of these, President Truman says: "The announcement ... of the completion among 2U nations at Geneva of a general agreement, on tariffs and trade is a landmark in the hlslory of international economic relations." Having set up this Indubitable InndmnvK, it 1* possible to begin throwing all sorts ol Us and buts at It. Measured by theory. It tails ar short of being a foolproof solution of world trale problems. But the negotiators had to compromise not only between themselves but between theory and actual conditions. That is why American larlfs and British imperial prelerenccs Ilgure so prominently in the agreements to lower trade barriers, while import quotas, which many businessmen find even more dlfiicult to scale than tariff walls, are to remain In operation. The system of agreements is lull of loopholes even where tariffs are concerned. But the hoRe is that, under the improved conditions which Ifyese agreements should usher in, the trading nations will find lesa and less reason to resort to the escape clause ol the agreements. There is one broad justiilcatlon -for this hope. It is expected that the agreements between the United states and Britain ant! other commonwealth members will have the ettect ol putting wore ami more dollars into International circulation. The dollar today is to world trade what gold once was. It has become the main international medium of exchange—one of Hie very few In which the world as a whole has confidence. Dollar shortages abroad account for many irksome governmental controls in the foreign trade field. The scries of interlocking agreements set vui at Geneva embodies an idea for which the United Slates has long fought In world trade councils. It is spelled out in the "most favored nation clause," Under tills provision all the signatories of the Geneva pads will slime the advantages of the best terms which any two ot them nave been able to work out between themselves. The United States' big concession was Us agreement lo permit the continuance of import quotas altd like restrictions during the world emergency. The Geneva agreements are to run lor three years. The principles they embody should by that time have .demonstrated their strength as against the exceptions to Ihcse principles wnich the agreements include. The objective is to uto- viric more opportunities for trade among nations now. and lo let the results spcnk lor themselves. —CHRISTIAN SC1ENOP, MONITOR. Since Poultryless Thursday : izzled, No One Takes Blame Fc/son Poll Shows Variety of Opinion on Foreign Domestic Issues Confronting America Today (This Is the second ol four dispatches, analyzing results of Peter Ect.son's poll of government officials, business leaders find newspaper editors.) * * • KY PETE!! EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, NOV. 12. (NEA)-^ Wide differences In opinion on 20 leading foreign and domestic issues arc shown in the answers to n questionnaire sent by this column to its 70o daily newspaper client editors and 800 members of Congress, top government officials and Washington representatives of labor and business groups. All of these, issue. 1 ; will be considered by the. coming special ai^d regular ses- sioJis of Congress. ; ' •• Oiiithe basis of a 40 per cent return, It is found that there is general agreement on only two questions. 1. Only 9 to 13 per cent believe that the U. S. should stop further aid to Europe. 2. On the question of Europe's ajbility to repay Marshall Plan advances; only 41 to 45 per cent believe that outright grants-in-ald should be given, with no repayment called lor. On all other questions, the opinions of t'.ic different groups varied from zero to 100 per cent. Every one of the government officials replying thinks rent controls should be t'xtencicd beyond the present expiration date of Fob. 2fl. 19M. Not one of the senators replying would admit opposition to the president's ators, congressmen and the Washington representatives of business and labor organizations. It is approved by 65 per cent ot the editors and 1 government officials. AH, GROUPS AGAINST I'KICE CONTROLS Not one gioup showed a majority in favor of a return to price con- Irols. Forty-eight per cent of the THI DOCTOR SAYS V WILLIAM A. O'BREIN. M. D. Written for NEA gerflec Those who c»re for the a«td and iflrm should have patience, Imag- latlon «nd a good sense of humor. Vhlle the very old and the very oung have certain characteristics n common, treating the aged as hildren Is never a wise thing to do. Many elderly patients dislike gong to bed when they are ill, but, nee there, it Is difficult to get hem up, Except for short periods 3f necessary bed rest for specefic llness, most elderly patients should x up and around, If this Is possible. Members of the family may be oo close to the aged persons to eallze their limitations and pon- iibilltles. 1 A devoted daughter who las stayed home to care for her parents may oecome Impatient with he physician when he cannot cure conditions which are the direct result of aging. She may also be too solicitous over her pare>.its' welfare and put them to bed on the slightest provocation. Elderly persons should be treated with the dignity and respect ivhtch. Is clue, human beings. Al- hough many of their requests seem unreasonable, they are logical from heir standjjoint. To treat them as iltle babies or to approach them n a kittenish way may be humilia- .ine to them. Much of the forgetfulne'ss of the iged is due to lack of Interest in the present. As men and women grow older, they lose Interest in current events because their opinions do not count, and they are not a part of things. They speak of the past because they counted then and BV FREDERICK C. OTHMAN {United Pre*» Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Nov. 12. (UP)— The plnk-ei>red ones are my subject today and I don't mean rabbits. I'm tilking about the embarrassed gentleman who consider thi* week the eating ot chicken a patriotic duty. Last aeck these same stalwart* classified anybody who ate chicken, particularly on Thursday, -a traitot to his country. The question U how >me? I packed myself a lunch of chick-^ en soup in a vacuum bottle, chicken^P sandwiches and a couple of drumsticks on the side and took a tour ot the nuuble halls for the answer, Who was the foot-in-mouth genius in charge of thinking up poultry- less Thursday*? The White House wasn't responsible; President Tru- jnan Just took the recommendation* of his citizens rood Committee. •Charlie Luckman, who is Bob Hope's boss and Is recognized as one of the world's great soap salesmen, is chairman of same. Was it his idea Good heavens, no. That left the U. S. pepartment of Agriculture, Clinton P. Anderson, secretary. Olint, you may remember, said at a press conference in Chicago that meatless Tuesdays and chlckenless Thursdays where mere symbols, like going to church on Sundays. Later he announced that he really didn't mean this, Still later he saia that ol course lie realized a dead chicken consumed less grain than a live one. Obviously, he could not be blamed. It looked like nobody in Wash- ngton had anything wlutever to do with this chicken fricasee. It snuck up on the town like a fea- .hery ghost and nobody knew fromJ» nothing. But wait! I met a fellcV|r who locked the door of his office. top officials of the Truman admin istration. EKITORS VIGOROUSLY FAVOK TAX CUT Editors are likewise the most enthusiastic over prospects of tax re- duclion. 12 per cent saying they want it next session. At the other extreme, only 48 per cent of the government officials favor it. Cohgress- ;overnment officials answered that men—who v.'ill decide the question some limited form of price control would be necessary to control in- able showing. A majority of government officials flation, which was the most favor- think prices can be brought down without reducing wages. They voted 74 per cent ill support/of this belief. Sixty per cent of .the senators plan that something be done high prices at the coming special session. Tills special session is oppose! apparently hold, the sJBne'yiew, bub only 39 per cent of the congressmen. On the likelihood of a business recession in 1048, the business leaders seem more tearful than any other group. GO per cent answering that they saw dnngrr aticad. Forty-seven per cent of the editors, 48 per cent of the government officials and 50 per cent of- the senators are similarly concerned, but only 24 per cent of the congressmen show alarm over the possibility of a depression. Greatest confidence in voluntary rationing is shown by federal government officials,; but only 52 per cent of them think the program will accomplish the dc-sired result of. helping feed Europe. Other groups think it will fail. Editors Ic^d the parade in believing the Taft-Harllcy bill Is not too tough. They answered 83 per cent —favor reduction. Sixty-nine per cent of the editors think that aid to European countries should be made conditional on their taking steps to block communism. Congressional minds are more cautious. While admitting the desirability of this step, many wrote in after their answers, "How do you do this?" or "It can't be done." Members of Congress and government officials seem more reluctant to write off the UN than other groups. Only 10 per cent of the senators, 26 per cent ol the congressmen and 30 per cent of the government officials favor trying to set up a new world organization now. On the other hand, 41 per cent of the editors and 45 per cent of the business leaders approve this step. The Congress is. apparently, far more opposed to universal military training than any other group. Only 39 per cent of the lawmakers favor UMT. Government officiate are 70 per cent for it, editors 78 per cent and business groups 81 per cent. Twenty-eight per cent of the editors and 27 per cent of the business groups think the world is headed for another war. But only 19 per cent of the government officials and their remarks should be received with consideration and respect. The great need of elderly people is a well organized recreational program, as their days cannot be spent in idleness. Games, diversions, and special projects should be arranged for them. They brighten up when interest is displayed In them, they require less care and are less irritable. UP-TO-DATE APPAREL Elderly" persons should be encouraged to keep clean and to care for themselves. Their skin dries easily so that frequent bathing mav cause skin irratfon. Their clothing should be as much like the other members of the group as possible. Young people should take an interest In old people, for they have much to teach them. \ young boy or girl without grandparents Is definitely handicapped. Older persons like to associate with younger ones, as this makes them feel they nre not as old M they really are. * • * QUESTION: A year ago I had shingles on my face. The docto: cured the skin trouble, but the nervi pain persists. What can i do? ANSWER: This Is a difficult coi dition to treat. Sometimes the nervi Is injected to ease the pain; in others the condition gradually dls appears. 15 Years Ago In BlythevUle— BARBS BJ HAL COCHRAN Stingy gum chewcrs stick and so do'other people. to I heir wads- Conceit is » form of ill health, says a sclrn-B list. That ought to make U hard for some folks to get Insurance. Lois of folks have finally caught up their work—and need another-vacation. with [In one month in New York the American Society for the Prevention ot Cruelty t« Animals handled 10,138 dogs. A beautiful chance lo make 10,198 kids happy. this way, as compared to 84 per cent of the congressmen, 82 per cent of the business representatives, 60 per , that view. And not one senator au- cent of the senators and—surpris- { swered that he thought a third 22 per cent of the congressmen share Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Houchins arrived last night from Little Rock. They will make their home here. Mrs. Floyd White chairman of the Child /elfiu-e committee of ,hc American Legion Auxiliary has announced the annual flag sale to be held Saturday. Mrs. Whit« will be assisted in the sale by members of Miss Mary Outlaw's troup of Girl gcouts. Mr. and Mrs. Joe -^.m and family have moved to the former Tom A. Little residence on Holly Street. however, by 00 per cent of the sen- I ingly enough—52 per cent or the j world war was inevitable. IKI W/^ll I ~V\KIC\r\r^ BY ERSK1NE JOHNSON IN NULLYWUUU ' NEA staK correspondent MCKENNEY ON BRIDGE Tlu-n I bribed him with one ol my sandwiches and he told me what cooked in the chicken stew. There'i no way of confirming his tale, but I have every reason to believe I'm ; accurate and if anybody wants to deny it I'll be delighted to interview him and even give him my remaining sandwich. Luckman and pals in the advertising agencies, in any event, weren't even thinking about chickens when they hove into Washington with their plans to save grain for Europe. Their ideas included meatless Tuesdays and wheatless Thursdays. They even had sample posters prepared. They presented this scheme to the President's cabinet committee, which • had some doubts whether th« \..n,-«aeis deal would work. They kicked the idea around and then somebody at the Agriculture Department—not Anderson—said why not make it chickenless Thursday? That, he said, ought to save grain. The Department of Agriculture, it must be pointed out, is an enormous establishment, with umpteen thousand employees, who can't all be expected to know what the fellow next door is doing . Even as the policy makers were plotting poultryless Thursday! tht chicken, experts downstairs wert i-orking out an eat-more-poultry ampaign. When the left hand discovered what the right hand was doing, and vice-versa, the chicken pot boiled over. But it was too late. The president already had signed. the ojder*. S»f So all the chicken people howled. ~ jome of the bureaucrats issued statements which sounded like Maury Maverick's gobhledegook to rne, and then last week the boys reversed their ruling. 3ome of 'em aren't speaking to each other, I Sponges are a low form of animal life wit*, power to eat and digest. HOLLYWOOD. Nov. 12. (NEA) News." That's a title that's never — Ann Miller and Marie Mac- ouldated . Hume cronyn and „,.,,,,. T r Donuld are Hollywood's' latest feu- M-G-M have called it a day ... : I UIHK /> P-l OT€ 1 Oil dlsts. It stnvlert when Marie cut Mae West opened In "Diamond rri t. ri; _ in on Ann's ctatc.s with Hajry Karl Lil" in Manchester. England, with, 1 (1KB f IUCSSC ami then niurriccl him. Anne's new critics agreeing thut the produc- heart Is Louis B. Mayer's nephew, [tlon was "outmoded." ... "A Con- Gerald Mayer. • .Greg Baulzcr : ncctlcut Yankee" is ning Crosby's will be standing by to take a 3D!h picture Kathrine Hep- plane " ,'onn Crawford sets lone- burn Is Broadway-bound for a play sonic in New York James Craig in the spring. and Joan Leslie wound up their love scenes In "Northwest Stampede" ready to r.nt. ench other's throats. Too much attempted scnie-slcaling. Rcrt Skcllon's "The I'uller Brush Man" will carry this dedication: "To (hose valiant individuals with the flashing smiles ami the flat .,,. , 10 d 0() fi»| Tlij. t'wllrr rtrii^l, Mw« " aUiJSS ui lu ituu ^u vvrtli HJJU ictl — me roller Ilrush Mm. , arc nav ^, g a tevivM m new (i , ms probe ^Headed back via films are "Sweet TUHNS DOWN OWKIIS ; Author Lloyd Douglas is turn- i iiiR down all otter;, for the screen j rights to his latest. "The Big Fish' erman," fictionizeci biography of Simon Peter. It's presumably be- BY WILLIAM E. McKENNEY America's C'arrt Authority Written for NEA Sen-ice Today's !es%>n hand is given to MS by Oswald Jaco'oy, that colorful champion, who by the way has Just written a new book entitled "Gin Rummy." I enjoyed the book because it gives an all-Amcrican roundup ol the different ways that .... , ;, , -.,, > pin rummy is played throughout the cause of the long delay in putting , smmlry _ .? Ozz | C - h«s all the varia- "The Robe" on the screen The Washington Red lions in this week. He is a great mathematician and an extraordinarily quick thinker. provcs again that Hollywood is guilty of over - dramatization. Everything is a crisis. A waiter can't even say "No. we haven't got it," ' in Hollywood. He has to dramatize ! it. There must be some way tu get i rid of communism other than stag- [ ins i circus. I.AXA I.IKES LAND I Love at first sight often 'divorce at first fight. is as foolish as SO THEY SAY II labor can be contused or embittered, u labor Ian be made to lose lalth in Hie rminnun- ily of which it forms a part, tlicn the core ol any national society Is threatened.—Secretary ol Slat* Marshall. Sue." "Yon Were Nfeant for Me." "Good News." "My Wild Irish Rose." "It Had to B c You." "Body ! nnd Soul" and "Dancing in the 1 Dark." Our hundred new drive-in thcalcrs will he Imilt in the U. S- , riilrinjr the- next 12 month 1 ; Most of the Mini. "The Life of ' n.ibc Rnlh." will be filmed In New Vnrk. And that slinulfl make Mayor O'Divycr happy. Twosome: Gail Patrick's ex. Dean At. the last, moment. Lana Tur- - nrr canceled her plane reservations and took a train to New; York. Clash tjltcrs.... Thanks to t Arthur Unsar ol Variety and , while, with CAM Williams at the others [or jomiiiR in my campaign j Tallytioo.... Promised and hoped against the lift siory of Al Capoue. ror .' Llnd ., D . in .. c || d^pcd In a Marsarct l.imis.i.v is having . Turk |., h ;owc | for hcr o ,, cn | nB X-rays nn her head. She was ; s - cll(! )n ,. Thc Wfl)ls of Jericho." Ihrown from a Imrsc .it Victor-, Kay Thompson received a great villc..... Louis .Ionian, the si.iiRi"S i tri l,iUe the other dav. Someone sax i.liycr who just opcncrl at Hilly ; B;:kC(| if shc had a - prcss a cnt . !cri;s i, man^ctl (professionally, i Tnc answer was "Stic doesn't need (no) hy his wife. Thr same »lfc ,, prcss a£ , cnt . shc - s good ,. year will who srnt him tn a agu in a rtomeslic brmvl. I'mliclion: nrlty c'^irr be the Severn's ucxl bis ^ns.l- lion in "Thc IMj City." Her husband was hist year's scnsn- tinn. His name is Ixirry P.irks. Fox will remake Power- Don Aincche | ALTERNATES HOME Cedar rust is a parasite of the cedars, but. due to its peculiar life j cycle. It will die out unless there 1 are trees of apple family nearby, the old Ty whcve its spores can alicW and dc- hlt, "Love Is | vclop through each alternate year. A J 1052 1 4 r A Q 7 2 » A J5 + 85 A 84 3 VK4 » 1098 AK10B7 S N W E S Dealer A9 V J953 • 7432 + J432 A AKQ76 1 » 1086 *KQS + AQ Lesson Hand— N-S vul. South West North E»st 1 A Pass 3 A 4* Pass 4V- 4 A Pass 5 » Pass Pass Pass 6 A Pass Pass Pass Opening—* 10 13 hearts. Now let's start to play the Hand Declarer wins the opening diamond lead and lakes three rounds of (rumps. Then he should lead a low heart, finesse the queen, »nd • it holds. This Is where he has to stop anc think. He has located the king of hearts. Should he try the club Unesse now? No, he should not hear tell, while Lucltman and Co. currently are trying to get the people to eat more chicken every day in the week, Thursdays included. They're even trying to eat it, Uiem- selves, but somehow they don't have much appetite for drumsticks. Bring on too many unhappy memories. Jacoby says tht next things for him to do is to clear both hands of diamonds, winning the last one in the South hand. Then he should lead a heart, and when West plays the king, let him hold the tricX. West would not pl»y the king If he had another heart, and even if he did have one, it would do no harm to let him hold this trick. But West . has nothing to return except a dull right into the ace-queen, and thitji declarer eliminates the club -finessel' As Jacoby says, this is not quick thinking—it U lust taking time to think. Canadian Prelate HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured 4 Half an em 5 Ocean 6 fertilizer 7 Malayan dagger 8 Donate 9 Employ 10 That thing 11 Festive 12 Upon 13 Profit* Canadian cardinal 14 Solitary ISAwned 16 Belongs to U 17 Come 19 Fortune 20 Deprivation 22 Otherwise _ 23 Knocks lightly is Anent 24 Laughter 21 Scabbards sound 23 He is Arch- 26 Preposition bishop of — 27 Genus of geese 25 French city 30 Angry 26 Leg botw 34 He is a 27 Mimic legate 35 Is tiresome 36 Growing out 37 Empty 38 High school (ab.) 39 Near 40 Mountain! 43 Nimbus 28 Girl's nickname 29 Watering place 31 Constellation 32 Number 33 Compass point 50 Beverages - 40 Circle parls 52 Vessel 41 Learning 53 Light touch 44 War god 45 for fear that 46 Upon 48 Meat cut 49 Exist 4 3 Detest 58 Note of scali 47 Wide-mouthed pot 51 Spawn 52 Ancestor 54 Grease 55 Burns up I 51 Living Jiicoby iays that tlic most tin- | 59 Calmest liortnnt lesson in bvidse is to learn : go Window parts to stop and think. For example, In today's hand It looks as II the declarer has no problem provided he can win the club and heart finesse, or at least win the heart finesse »nd find a 3-3 break in VERTICAL , m 3 Cryptogamous i ffr - Si I

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