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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 4, 1947
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COURIER NEW THE OOOWKh MEWS OO.' H W, RAtMES, fcikiAher JA14££^ L. VZKHOEPP Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager j? Sole Nmtiortil Advert Islnj Rtpresfent«tiTe«: Wallace Wltmtr Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act 6r Congress, October 9, 1917 Served by the United Press - >-• '.- SUBSCRIPTION RATES: JBy carrier In the city of. BiytlVevUle or thy suburban • town^ where carrier service Is maintained, 20o per week, or 85c pier mon\l>. . •Siy in»l), within a radius of 40 nilles, $4.00 per year, f2.M fdr six months. il.fX) Jor. three months; by mail'outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable in advance. THOUGHT TUESDAY .. ; ; Aid the' M"» of I*r»H said Unto him, to shall thy judgment be; thyself has .l«-I6>d. it. —I Kln r t»:tt. - I am the mnister of my fate, I am the captain oT myJwul.—W.E^ Henley. Who Has the Reel I Answer? • General Eisenhower liad something Specific to say about military economy % |n his speech at a St. LouU civic reception in his honor. Anil specific statements on national djt'eiisn are something of a rarity these days. ; "For example," said the Chief of Staffs-getting right down to cases^ "n profusion of militai-y ix>sts, once necessary -for the protection of pioneers, should iiowsbe consolidated in thu interest J of economical administration and professional efficiency. :i - Apparently the general was speaking seriously. But the rest of us may be forgiven a chuckle ov.ei- this eiiuti- ous -proposal to streamline a setup wEicK dates from the covered-wagon , ffiys of "injun" warfare mid wiiicli ', was dictated by their needs. , £•- We may also be forgiven If we wonder what other obsolete practices, methods, and equipment there are in all the services which might be abolished. "There is no risk or danger in fych economy," General Eisenhower said. "Quite the contrary; but neither |s there aiiy economy in military pakedness." ; That is all true. But where (toes effective economy end and military nakedness begin? Congress seems determined to cut the military budget, but where will the cuts .be' applied? Does Congress know? Do the Army, Navy, and Air 'Forces know? - What precisely i s the streamlined; efficient, forward-looking goal of our military spending, anyway? Perhaps the answer of "an adequate national defense" will do for the public. But who has the real answer? It seems a cinch that the disagreeing congressmen don't. It is aoubtful that the War and Navy Departments can agree on an answer. BUt the answer must be found pretty soon. Otherwise, we may be faced with the -chaice of writing a bl&k check to the services to be spent' as they see fit or indulging in what General Eisenhower calls "the stag Bering extravagance of peny-wi se ool- icies." »• I &, to disarm. Neither .-an we afford spending money ^ suit the whims and satisfy the pro fessional jealousies o f generals who pde their cavalry horses backwards or admirals who stii! view the airplane *ith suspicion. j Congress seems in no mood to conduct a pamstakingsurvey of the whole ' ^tuaUon. So pei-haps the best that the <3>untry can hope for this year is a 2 f "f tary a PP''oPnations'that is not too «rastlft and a voluntary eoon- «ny program by the armed services - A comprehensive answer to om- defense problems seems to demand a study by civihan policy committfees 0 0 eratm* under a committee on national defense. These oft-proposed ' policy boards ml ght determine our true aim s and needs in the fields of ordnance im-bon, shipbuilding, and so on , and now best to, achieve them. t» l tiI h f ile ;T ! ™* ohly hope lhat thfc, Vetaent delay and confusion W j|| Ml .prove too costly. And that hope is «, ftr cry froW Vn unbiased, non-po. of our whole P r ogr8m Insurance for Veterans Most of the benefits the nation has provided for World War II veterans are outright grants or gifts — earned, certainly, by time spent in the armed forces or" injuries suffered there-^but gifts, nevertheless. However, one of the most salient benefits is oiie for which the veteran himself pays. We refer to National Service Life Insurance. That's the insurance jnnde available up to ?1 0,000 for everyone in the armed services during (he waa-. It was designed by the government i<) meet a need arising from the fact that private insurance companies coiild not afford to iiisure at reasonable fates persons facing the dangers of modern warfare. The immediate need which brought it into being hns passed, but tiie value of the insurance is still there and so is the opportunity to keep it. • fror a time it can be kept as : term insurance at the same cheap rates , available to those in the service. That's good protection for n young man whose financial outlook still may be somewhat uncertain. 'But Congress has 'liberalized the provisions surrounding this insurance; and those veterans who tiow are beginning to build solidly for the future can convert their policies into permanent types of insurance- ordinary life, 20-or-30-year payment life, or endowments, and any Of. these can carry a disability iKiyment clause for little extra money. Like most any life insurance; Si's as safe as the nation's economy itself, and it has the added advantage of being • cheaper than any other. It has other advantages, too, like coverage regardless of the type of occupation or the place where the veteran chooses to live. For those veterans who Have let their insurance lapse, the government has made reinstatement eaS y. p ov those few who did not buy it while in the service, the way is open for purchase of policies now. For those many who have kept their "GI insurance" in force, the maintaining or conversion' of it is easy. In whatever .category a veteran may fall, he is overlooking a 3U re thing if he f a ii s to take advantage' of '' his National Life Insurance opportunities. Worst Bottleneck of All Full volume production, which now looms nround the corner, may fnde before It arrives unless something is done about freight cars in spile of highway, coastwise nart even air competition, It still must be said that railways carry Amerlca . s rrclgllt Ancj the hmma(ls> freight cars arc wearing out faster than they can be replaced. , Railway Age asserts that something like 120,000 new cars would hn.Ve to be built in 1947 Just to forestall acute shortages. Only 41955 cars were built last year. The difficulty lies' In shortage of materials, chiefly slwl. Americans want more automobiles and a score of other products also delayed because steel Is short. But if they expect a full flow of almost anything erchtualiy, they rmist be willing to give railroads priority for a while The machinery lo do this still cxists-but. not for long. CPA'S authority expires March 31 Either the stec) industry voluntarily, or congress by extending the President's powers should see the railroads through this crisis. ' -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR IJARBS BY HAL COCHRAN We'll bet there have been more first robins seen thus f.-, r than there are robins * % * Speeders seem to be nracllcimj right now to put the wreck in recreating this nomine summer. * • • Isn't u stmngc how many motorists Veep hoping thch radiator won't freer- up— imttl u does? » • • ' A Minnesota woman asked divorce because her husband cut her hair. Barbcious treatment! * • « Scientists can't agree on whether or not animals laugh. That ought to make the hyena keep right on. • ~w~- wvv* SO THEY SAY • Shortages of capital goods and an ample supply of funds may contribute In the luture to an excessive investment boom such as we experienced In the I920's.-Dr. Thomas Norton, School of Business dean, city College of New York. » » » = Communism is not merely an economic program, It is a total philosophy of life, atheistic, worly opposed to the Christian view, and determinedly set lo destroy the chiuch.—Rev. Dr. H**S Edgur Tuiloss, president National Lutheran Council. -jAgg*) couBoaa WEWB Them That Has Gfets TUESDAY^ MARCH 4, 1947 I No Royal Road Exists for Industrial Harmony, According to Researchers Working for CED BV PRTPn fcricn&T _,.._. • ' BY PETER NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Mar. 4.—(NEA) — When Paul Hoffman, president f 3tudeaker. Corporation arid Imirman O f the Committee for Economic Development, unveiled he CED research report on hoiv c make collective bargaining in nbor disputes more effective", he dmltled he had found no fool- roof procedure. "There is no royal road to in- ustrlal harmony," said Hoffman. The two labor committees . of Congress, after hearing hundreds f witnesses give conflicting testimony on how to achieve labor peace, should be or are probably oming .to the same .conclusion, Included In the CED group of 11 op-flight business executives with even of the country's best ccoriom- sls and Industrial relations experts s advisers were such men os Eric ohnston of the motion picture in- ustry, Harry A.' Bullls of General Hills, Fowler McCormick of Intcr- atlonal Harvester, Philip D. Reed f General Electric, William A utterson of United Airlines, j. Douglas Brown of Princeton, and limner H. Schlicter Of Harvard NO MAGIC FORMULA When they sat down to 'Work last lecember, they thought they could ash off some recommendations in b time at nil. At the end of their •iventh meeting—two months lat- r—all were ready to agree they ad changed iheir minds com- pletely. They had to admit there \vas no magic formula' for achiev- hi? liibor peace. When intelligent men come to I!Hs conclusion, there is real hope that progress is be'lng made. This IS not at 0 M a defeatist conclusion. "We were hot too dismayed that collective bargaluln* hasi not worked before," says Mr. Hoffman. "But strikes are too costly for all of us," he continues "and management and labor cannot resist the pressure of public opinion when it says to the parties in !£L strlkc> ' You can ' t '1° this to "Collective, bargaining, will work <"Jly if labor and management want it to work." says Eric Johnston, taking up the thread of the argument. "We, therefore, have to cssumo Hint both management and labor beli.Sve i,, the free enterprise system, and that there is no intent to change tills form of the American economy." .i' E « Ul; th(m Mr ' Johnston admits >n«t, ( '.ln a free economy there cnn bp no guarantee that there will he no strike." p can suggest nothing that could not be circumvented by anyone 50 inclined. Instead of stopping mere and giving the ,-hole thing up as hopeless the CED group went on to outline a few first steps by which the angers of strikes could be min THREE CHANGES TO MAKE Principal bases for the suggested changes are three. first, take the government out of collective bargaining process except for compulsory mediation through a greatly strengthened U. •S. Conciliation Service, decentralized to state and local areas. Second, adaption of a Swedish labor negotiation taw which has been found to work, as under tho Swedish custom strikes and lockouts would be barred until 10 days after the mediation service had L-een called In. This period of time could be extended by agreement. It would in no sense be a coollng-ofr period, for a strike vote could not be taken until after the mediation had failed. Third step would be recognition that labor contracts are instruments of force and should therefore be made enforceable by compulsory arbitration or in the courts by injunction if necessary. All disputes erismg under a contract would thus be made binding on both parties. Changing !«bor negotiations |n the United states to conform to this Swedish pattern would require amendment of both the Wagner and Norris-LaGuardia acts, but in rhuch less drastic manner than has been generally proposed. The CED suggestions omit entirely any consideration of industry-wide bargaining, the closed shop, and labor monopolies which are being studied separately and will be reported on later. IN HOLLYWOOD ••••••••••••••••• BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Stalf Correspondent • HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Al olson Is still a sweater boy. (cbii- dentlally, Jane Russell looks much letter in 'em!) The nation's new singing sensa- on (In -tarry Parks' body) was earing his favorite atllrc, a white urtle-neck sweater and gray slacks. • a rehearsal for his second ap- earance. March 5, on the Ding rosby show. Al has the best tan n California, but he whispered: "1 got It in Florida. In Callfor- i», all I get is R beautiful coat ' anog. But don't tell the Cflam- oer of Commerce.'' Despite eight offers for fall ra- io shows, Al retused lo accept any them. He'll do occasional guest lots instead. "So I get my own show, 1 he said •md what happens? Right away icyll have me making with the "•;s. I hale jokes. I Just like to J. I can sing on other people's rograms without trying to be tun- Al had just driven to the coast rom Miami in two days. "That's pretty good for an old ian." ho told BhiR. But later, he told me: "You had my age wrong In that iece you wrote. I'll be 59 on my ext birthday." Blng got off his best crack when Jolson .kidded lhat he had seen "The Jolson slory" 200 tlr| •; nual- Ifylnit him ns "Mr. Callous of 1947" 'I,' yawned Bthg, "on cc saw one or my pictures so many times I dually got lo know my "lines" ROMEO TOO SUOOKSTIVK Movie moguls are in secret huddles pulling more teelh inlo the censorship code. "The Outlaw'' and ••Duel in the Sun." the boys figure Ofter being hit over the head by the Legion of Decency), have given screen morals n bad home. But the final script of "Forever Amber- Just got a clean bill of heallh from the Hollywood fll m censorship of- J* lere *»» only one cul, ccr- latn lines of » play which Amber -el* at a theater. The lints, the '••• •••••••••...•; censors said, WC rc too snKestivc. They were written by William Shakespeare for his play. "Romeo imd Jnlict." * * * jBob Hope and his long-time comedy stoogs, Jerry Colonna, are parting company a t the end of the" ladio season. . . . Jcan Arlhur Is s. daily visitor to „ Hollywood gym. Shes losing 30 pounds for her return to the screen ot Paramount * • * :Slgn on a Hollywood hamburger stand: "Forever Hamburgers." Sign on a locksmith's ship window: 'if Richard won't open your door, I will." Incidentally. it was bound to happen: A sequel to "Richard." The Charioteers just recorded ' Close the Door, Robert." BENNY TO DO VAUDEVILLE Leo McCarcy has a new movie Plot in the works. Its titled "Good Sam and is about n nice old guy who goes through life doing nice trings for people and getting only tough breaks himself. . it's still a good bet that Jennifer Jones will do "Cass Timbcrlane'' opposite Spencer Tracy for producer Arthur Hornblow. . . . Boris Morrc-s is paging Richard Taubor for ."Babes in Arms." . .-. Teresa Wright just cunk a big hunk of dough into a company which will see pre-fabri- cateri. theaters mul restaurants. As we hinted weeks ago. Jack Beh- ry will play his first vaudeville date In years In May, Chicago on May 3th, New York two weeks later. i was Introduced in Europe known as the Vienna point count. Whi] e we aid some research work with it in this country, it has never been used here to any extent. The American team of'Mrs. Helen Sobel and B. Jay Becker of New York, Sidney Silodor and Charles H Goren ON BRIDGE The Vienna Point Count Is Explained BY WILLIAM E. McKENNEY America's Cara Authority Written for NEA Service Before the war a new scoring -system for knockout, tcams-of-four 'VIENNA POINTS (FOR TEAM-OF-FOUH) You ire If you win ' credited a match by 10 to 30 40 to 80 90 to 150 160 to 250.. ,,.. . 260 to 350 ' 360 to 450 ,,. 460 to 550 560 to 650 ; 660 to 750 , 760 to 1000 1010 to 1500 1510 or more 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12' of Philadelphia, flew to Brazil recently and played several friendly challenge matches with local teams thore, using Vienna point count, which is given in the box below. Each board is a match, the number or Vienna points being determined by the dltTercncc between the results obtained by the two respective teams. Honors count. B. jay Becker claims that It is almost impossible for a good team to lose n knockout match using Ihe Vienna point count, because a good learn is bound to pick up many odd points oh the partial score hands or on ihe questionable earnc hands. th toniorro*'s article, Becker Kives us a ! va nd on which his team lost 12 points, but they picked up enough points on the other 23 hands to win the match. Draftees *o Be Released WASHINGTON, March 4. (UP)— The War Department announced today It will discharge 100,000 non- volunteer men from the Army by the end of June. Notice was sent to all domestic and overseas commanders to set demobilization machinery in motion. Othman, a Missourian, Hands Out Lowdown on Some Hot Stuff The < DOCTOR SAYS BY WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Tn.addition to eating foods which satisfy our basic needs, we must eat enough to cover our extra energy expenditures. For children -here is an added need for food to supply extra material for growth _ The energy O f a diet is calculated in calories, the calor^ being the "mount of heat necessary to raise ie temperature of n liter of water i degree centigrade. Values for the common foods are based on the observation that a gram of protein or carbohydrate supplies 4 calories of heat while i gram of fat e-'rcs 9 calories. The human body has'been likened to a machine in its ability to conserve energy by using food for sting or average conditions and for extra energy i n work or play ••'"•• necessary. Persons fed Just food 16 maintain - — Jcr resting conditions nil lose weight if they expend ex- rn energy. H. A. Kraut and E. A. Muller re- wrt In "Science" on their studies * the relationship between heat mils in the diet and the ability of workers in industry lo do their job. Observations were made oh a group of miners, steel workers and oth- -s who were fed special diets. One group or 20 workmen who were fed a certain diet had a satisfactory work record when they vere given sufficient food to cover heir present needs; but if they vcre asked to do more work and did not receive an extra amount of rood, they suffered weight loss. If he workers .only received a suffic- c-nt amount of food for their se- lentary needs, they were not able o do their work even though they •«re willing. Energy needs vary with age, size, ictivity, conditions of the weather tn<l other factors. Although it is Jossible to estimate the needs of esting individuals, growing chil- Iren and working men and -women (Wiire variable amounts of extra ood above their minimal require- itut. . «ATTER OF TRIAL AND ERROR • BY FREDERICK C. OTHMAN' United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. Mar. 4—(OP) —President Truman, like most Mis- wurlans, Is a chile C0 n carne man. There are more chile parlors In Kansas City per capita, probably, ttun anywhere else. Last time Mr. rruman got some chile (A Missouri chile chef came to town specially to brew H) i le ate three bowls. In Mexico where he figured he'd get his fill of the real stuff, Mr. Truman \vlll have to settle for Prt'iich cooking, unless he likes sauerbraten. Before the war (here*, were some excellent German resWI lauranls In Mexico City, whlclr '' suddenly became Swiss, but any tourist who asks for Mexican food in Mexico merely succeeds in startling the waiter, pobrc Jefe exe- ci'tlvo. I know how it is. I haven't had a good bowl of chile since I left Missouri, myself. There the chile parlor, serving sam e in large bowls with oyster crackers on the side, is an Institution. Each chile cook has his own receipt; m y favorite uses crumpled' bayleaves in quantities lurge enough to shine through the red pepper. A _.. beans ^* ~* — —•••• ,..v, ma iinjuu u'nii spices and peppers in another. Ho >er in a salt shaker . lor aficionados with cast iron stomachs. For younger, more delicate customers he serves en He mac. This Is a plate of boiled spaghetti, with chile con carne dumped on top. The paste absorbs some of the flame and keeps an ampfeur, linn-Missouri chile eater from turn- in gin a fire alarm. In a Missouri chile parlor you can get for breakfast fried eggs under a blanket of chile. That gives a man's digestive apparatus something to work on'the rest Of the clay. Experienced chile eaters iike Iheir chile con came without the beans. This is essence of red pep-. Per, a hot foot for the tongue, aV mustard plaster for the lining of" the throat. Anybody who can eat a bowl without weeping is, ipso facto a member of the lodge. The piece' de resistance of the Missouri c hlla p-irlqr, however, is chile royal. Tliis dish is so meritorious that it has spread to the West Coast; Easterners never have cottoned lo it. The receipe is simple. On a large platter place a chunk of hamburger, which has been Dredged in pepper and fried. Over oil it, Children usual'- a -' •e.ts of poor diets. Po a ling' ii >S y mlh P°"' dere " t "V; n ^ "" - S ' atc " aVC u re Eventually stunting of the body oc- y person needs enough food of right quality to-satisfy the es>ting and active needs of the * « * QUESTION: Do you recommend ie use of pituitary injections f6r ailing hair? ANSWER; An occasional case of aldness is caused by disturbance the endocrine glands, but the oiidition is rare and injections are ot always satisfactory. '5 Years Ago In Blytheville— Dr. and Mrs. A. M. Washburn. >. Shonyo, and the Rev. E. K. atimer 'returned last night from ittle Rock where they attended :e White House Conference. Gordon Wright went to St. Louis ast night for a few days. Work will be starled soon on ths immunity center.building planned or L. L. Ward's Camp Rio Vista, ear Hardy, Ark. H. H. Houchins has returned to Ittle Rock after a brief business Ip here. J - E. Crltz, county agent, says lives they nibble at their food, like birds, and when they trunk of Missouri, they shudder. We natives do not resent this. We merely pity them. As for President Truman eating around at Chapullepec Palace, the embassy • and maybe the Reforma Hotel, he'll j nave to settle for filet of sole in j while wine sauce and artichokes i stuffed will, chicken breast. Maybe '- r.e'll get to cushion his disappoint- j 1 mcnt by hitting a Missouri chile ' parlor on the way home. Govrenor Gets Measure Changing Court Dates LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March. 4. (UP)—The Senate yesterday passed and' sent to the governor a house bill introduced by Hep. Alcnc Word of Mississippi County. The measure set the dates for opening terms' of the Chancery Court lor the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County on the fourth Mondays in February and September. freezing temperatures promised for tonight is likely to do severe damage to home orchards. Early Statesman HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1,5 Pictured 1 Clashes i U.S. statesman 2 Hops' kilns , r *S 11 Adhesive material 12 Hodgepodge 13 Novel 15 Morsel 15 Madden 18 Anger ISEiscminl being Pacific 22 Indian 23 Musical nolc 25 Pair (ab.) 26 Poker stakes 3 Height (ab.) 4 Diminutive of Edgar 5 Arrive 6 On Ihe 22 Prayers 42 Huge sheltered side 24 Properly item 43 Unoccupied r*tintr« n^_t 9.5 PrnlHo ,t.t T>~..,, —_it_ 20 Horseman 33 Appears 34 Singe whisper 35 Carousal 3G Modified in color 37 Symbol for niton 38 Half-em 3D Overmatch 42 He was president under iwa U.S. presidents 46 Protuberance EO Chemical sufllx 51 Finnish lake •>3 Bustle 54 Courtesy title "5 Capital of Norway 10 Cuttlefish >8 Discussions 59 Rhymester j£j 25 Prattle 4.| Dove calls 26 Onager 45 Exempli 27 Fiber knots gratia (ab.) 28 Threefold 47 Back ol the (comb, form) neck 30 Noise 48 Entrance ..» 31 Dutch city. 43 Gazelle 32 Crimson SI African worm •t'l'iy 39 Replica 52 Snake 17 Type measure 40 Gemini's wife 57 Daybreak ZOSubslanco 11 Withered (coinb. form) 7 Clialn part 8 Torrid 9 Integral part .10 Roman emperor 11 American writer HTiny

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