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-7:r n : KLTfTHEVILLE 'COURIER NEWS BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK,) CQUR|EK NEWS OO. H W.;HAJ1t»B. Bubllibv -> , JAMEfc L..VKtaOWr, Mitor I ' PADL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager V- Sole NfcHpiul Adytrtiitof ReprtMnUtlves: Wallace Wltmto Co , New York, Chicago, Detroit, > Atlanta, Memphis. ;: Published Every AfUmoon Except Sunday •Entered as second clan matter at the ppst- • office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban, town where carrier service Is maintained, XOp per week, or tec per month By mall, within a radjut of 40 miles, $400 per year. $?Qp f.or six rnonths, $100 for three months; by mail outsldf 50 mile zone, $1QOO per year payable, in advance. THOUGHT .And, I. will, make tbee a great nation, and I will Ue* *he«, and make thy aame treat; and th<w Shalt be- a bkaslnc.—Gen. 12:2. • 1 • , The first characteristic of any real great;ness' is humility: or heart. No great man feels that lie is gresrt Ditto nations [JobforPqlitica! issionctries Americans are going to have to do 'some pretty fancy missionary work," thinks Dr. Frederick Osborn, if they intend to sell the world on their way of life or even hang onto it themselves. Doctor Osborn, a social scientist, says that only 600,000,000 of the world's people share a tradition of , self -government and freedom. The rest, who outnumber; them by . an "even billion, are of "alien cultures in which life 5s held very cheap and in which, the individual a,nd his right to the pursuit of happiness are negligible." While the first group is barely holding its own,, the second is growing. Doctor Osborn believes it will increase by 460,000,000 in the next 25 years'. Thus, he concludes that the "American way" is in danger of being swamped. , This is a variation on a familiar theme. Well-meaning and ill-meaning people : hsive \varnedi of the threat to democracy or, in the Nazis' case, to "European culture" by the barbarians. But Doctor Osborn's, warning doesn't seem {either evil or academic. His conclusions may be as broad as his figures are round, but .they're worth thinking about. •:' Perhaps Doctor Osborn would be easier to' understand if he spoke in terms of governments rather than persons, since many millions are un- cqnsc,ipus of or indifferent to the choice between the two cultures. And he might also include the need of some missionary, work in the economic as well; as the .political field. TKe world trend seems away from individual freedom in business. In some countries men have exercised WWA. But .in others, Uke Russia and the neighboring nations she controls, private economic, civil, and political right? have been. taken away without benefit, of free election. Some'countries which still have a political tradition of freedom, and self- government seem in Imminent danger of turning-'to.- an "alien" economy to avoid collapse,. Our "pretty fancy missionary- work-" might well start with them, if we intend trying it. A logical first step would be to see that none of the present 600,000,000 converts become backsliders. It would be fine to see the new governments of India, Indonesia, and China on the side of the democratic angels, once they are founded or reorganized. But it's probably more important to keep Greece and Italy and France on the democratic aide right now. Such a job will take a new type of American thinking. It w ill also take strength^ wisdom, and dollars especially dollars. |The Striking Teachers •' It is hard to blame the striking school teachers of Buffalo, N. Y. Their pay, like the pay of most teachers all over the country, i s inadequate under present living costs to the importance of their work. At the same time it is bard to condone their actions, under the circum- m. *****&£• Buffalo city officials were not I ; Unsympathetic with their demands. V~ Buffalo's ability to pay them more IstirM dictated fay a state-imposed limita- •w taxation. That limitation was ' to b* reconsidered; by the State Legislature when the strike began, If something direct and immediate was to be gained by striking, there would be less reason to raise a voice ' against the militant teachers. But their action could scarcely accomplish enough to offset the precedent which they were setting in these explosive times. 'School teachers, like policemen and firemen, assume vital public responsibilities with their choice oC vocation, when they strike, Ihey strike nfifiinst public welfare. MONDAY, MARCH 10,. 1947 VIEWS OF OTHERS ««''*"'VVN«'v.-*''~*-'"--V--»V^N^V-w'*.i»»^^ A Question of Confidence We hear Irom several sides opponents of the Llllcnthal appointment saying that the chairmanship of the Atomic Energy Commission go to somebody else "who can command the con • fidcnee of everybody." United public support for any nominee to such an Imjwrlant office Is highly desirable. But H Is not the only question to be considered. And It is something some ol the best public servants have had to win after they took office. That has been true of course with several Presidents, and some did not ever hqve a popular majority. It was true ot Chie( Justice Hughes—If strong opposition in the Senate Is to be taken as indicating lack of confidence. Ho w/as confirmed In 1930 only alter a bitter fight and with 26 vote 1 ; against him. The Senate battle over nomination of Louis D. Brandels to the Supreme Court was similar. Moreover, this business of confidence cuts both ways. How. far should Congress go in destroying public confidence? William U Batt, able and respected business leader, made a pertinent point when he declared that such attacks as have been heaixxl on Mr. Liltenthal threaten to undermine the morale of the civil service. He spoke, of "great numbers of public servants who literally have retired because of the abuse and obstacles encountered in government work. Alongj the same line Is the statement of Dr. Karl T. Compton, who rejwvts "a universal feeling of disillusionment and disgust" among nuclear scientists over the attacks on Mr. 1,11- ienthal. He declares that there Is a shortage ol competent men to carry on atomic development, that most of those who have stayed in Government service have done so from a sense ot duty and will either quit or lose heart 11 the antl-Llllenthal campaign succeeds. That there hns been such a campaign is evident from the fact that when he was last nominated as head ol TVA he was quickly confirmed In the Senate by a voice vote. And when President Truman named him for the work he has been conducting lor some months as chief of the Atomic Energy Commission there was general acclaim. His conduct of the ottice is nor, the bnsis for present opposition. Most of it seems to come from iv calculated ctfort to destroy public confidence in an able and loyal official. How far can America goln that direction and maintain an effective public service. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. BARBS BY IIAI. COCIIRAN A slage designer's wife siictl for divorce. The charge was desertion—not that he was making scenes. » » » A Montana man, while installing a new faucet, found three gold nugcls beneath an olct filter screen. A boom ill pipe wrench wrenches is predicted. * * * "Our Waiters Are Open to Suggestion"— reslnurnnt ad. Yeah— always pleased to get a good lip. * * f A helicopter flight training course is offered by n midwestern college. Graduates will nave one quick way of getting up in the world. • » * The honeymoon is over when he decides that it's cheaper to eat at home on Sunday. SO THEY SAY Marshall Prepared to Expect Opposition As Moscow Meeting of Big 4 Gets Under Way President Truman's budget Is ns heavy with lard as a pig at slaughtering time. sen. Ed ward Martin (R.) of Pennsylvania. ». I • • One of the tilings nurses resent bitterly but quietly arc the bad manners nnd general boor- Ishucss of some members of the medical profession who regard themselves as something sacrosanct,—Dr. Fred G. Carter,' superintendent St. Lute's Hospital Cleveland, O. * * * God has to lend a hand if wo arc ever to get out of the mess we are in.—Rt. Rev. Charles K. Gilbert of New York. • • » There is a risk that we may provoke war by a retreat which would cause Soviet leaders to push on recklessly. The greatest danger of war is from possible Soviet miscalculation.— John Foster Dulles, fanner U. S. delegate to UN. * * » • launched and even settled with' either employes or employers insisting on having their way with little regard for the Tights and .welfare of the public, —Rep. Charles A. Hnlleck (R) of Indiana », » • The facts of technology make silly the talk of Inevitable depression. —Robert R. Waso.ti, chairman National Association of Manufacturers. He Means You, Sam .- - -.--»-- T , ..... . W • ^^5%-x TJ.'.*-., I ' *.rs>» . iO"»^ '. \ Congressional Directory Useful In Many Ways, Othman Learns The DOCTOR SAYS MY WILLIAM A. O'BIUEN, M. I). Written for NBA Service Sorrow, irritability, anxiety, or any emotional upset will increase Ihe desire for food in persons who have a tendency to become overweight. Many of these difficulties date back to childhood when the conflicts first developed. Charles Freed, M. D.. San Francisco, reported hi s experience in the Journal of the American Medical Association wilh 503 overweight patients who requested treatment for their condition. Asked if they ate more when they were nervous or worried. 370 said yes. Of the 130 remaining, OT ate more when the were idle, bored, or tired 1 . The balance did not Believe that mental states affected Iheir appetites. Doctor Freed recommends a complete examination of the overweight from a physical as well as a psychological point of view so that when weight reduction is accomplished the patient yill appreciate why he was overweight. Overweight is the result of eating By FltEDKIUCK C. OTIISIAN (IMiiled Press Stud Correspondent) WASHINGTON, March 10. (UP) - Our literury congressmen finally got over their buck fever (it's no easy thing to'say nice tilings about yourself and still sound modest) and finished their took. lt> Is good not only for throwing at cats, propping up doors, decorating the parlor table (the cover Is a beautiful cerise), but—if you've got the time to search for the epigrams and witty sayings — for I reading. | It's the new congressional directory, greatest bargain of the book I print Ing business. Nine hundred , j pages, excellent paper, superb printing, S1.25 per copy. Each senator and representative has penned his autobiography with care. With no further ado let us thumb through this exciting volume, compendium of heroism, book of which Horatio Alger.could well have been proud: I C. W. (Runt) Bishop, the law- i giver from Cartervillc, 111., calls hirn- 1 self "Runt" in his own life story. He tells how he tried successive careers as a tailor, coal miner, telephone linesman, and professional baseball player before he turned to Ian-making. His only fault as a historian is one of omission; he. may vary in the amount of food they consume, the overweights always eat morc than they need. Conscious and subconscious factors result in increased appetite. A child brought up in a family where tha adults arc heavy eaters may also become, a heavy cater. that lie is the only congressman who designs his wife's dresses. He just designs 'em, though. He seldom has time to sew 'em. Rep. Helen Gahagau Douglas of Los Angeles has two professions. She says she is a stage star and opera singer. Her i BY PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Mar. 10.—(NEA) -While Secretary or State George Marshall sat down today at the ouncil of Foreign Ministers' con- rencc table In Moscow with do- nite ideas on what should be one about the future of Austria ;ul Germany, he will have plenty I opposition. Foreign Ministers •-vln of Britain, Bldault of France, lie! Molotov of Russia have equally rone convictions their ideas •iould prevail. Effecting a com- romise satisfactory |o all is the 'g job of the conference. American and British positions re perhaps closest together. When ecretary of Slate James V Byrnes •led unsuccessfully at Paris to get four powers to agree on cco- omlc unification of Germany, he nnounccd that the United States as ready to merge its none with ny one or mor c of the others. The British accepted the Amer-an proposition last July. On Jan the two zones were merged. The esult is freer flow of trade, great- >pc to get out of the red on their •3ts of occupation by making heir zones self-sustaining'. Neither French nor Russian ROV- "nmcnty have shown any willing- icss to join this combination. Both ay they think Germany should be miffed. They don't, sny when. Solet Marshal Sokolovsky in Berlin ias declared that fusion of Amerian and British zones has the ef- ect Of retarding unification. It's inrd .for Americans to understand his view of Byrnes' earlier offers o unite with ono or all. FRKNCH FEARS BECOME OPPOSITION Tile British agree with the Amer- cans on return o f the Saar to France. On separating the Ruhr and Rhineland from the rest "t Germany and setting them up un- d"r international control to serve all ot Europe, the British are inclined to KO along with the French. The American position has been to oppose this separation. The reason as stated by Secretary Byrnes is that Germany cannot be made self-sufficient without coal and industrial production from these rich areas. What the French rear is that if the Germans have this industrial prnductlon. they can again rearm and attack France. What France apparently wants is to make the Rhineland into another 'buffer stale like the present Grand Duchy of Luxemburg. For the same reason, the iVench oppose The creation of nny strong German central economic ministries to control transport and trade lor all four zonej on a national basis. If these co-ordinating ngen- cies could remain under Allied control, the French might approve. Russians in the Allied Control Council in Berlin have expressed opposition for separation or internationalization of the Ruhr and the Rhineland. But that is only one Russians in the Allied Control Council in Berlin have expressed opposition for separation or inter- nntioiiallgation of the Ruhr and the Rhineland. But that i s only one phase of Russian opposition to proposals on Germany's ftfture by the other three powers. Russian Foreign Minister Mo- lolov at Paris said Russia agreed lhat- Germany should not be dismembered, should not be reduced to mere farm land with all her in- t dustry destroyed. He favored the I treatment of Germany as a. self- sustaining economic unit. , REPARATION'S MOST ! DIFFICULT QUESTION | But Molotov's apparent purpose here was to create a Germany that would be strong enough to pay Russia's claim for $10 billion rcpr orations. This reparations question may be the most difficult strSjcct brought up at Moscow. If the Russians had stuck to the reparations formula laid down at Potsdam and had exchanged food from their zone for surplus machinery from the western zones, all reparations payments might have been completed in tho two years agreed on, or by the end of 1017. But now lhc' Hussianr, apparently want to remain in occupation of Germany (.ill they collect their $10 billion. From the American point or view this means that Russia wants to stay in Germany until she can consolidate her position in eastern Germany and perhaps sovietize .ill Germany under Russian influence. As to the form of government which Russia wants set up in Germany. n o specific details have been laid on the table. In general it is understood the Russians want a highly centralized, top control government. But a centralized government is just what Germany had under Mismarck, the Kaiser, the Weimar Republic, and Hitler. Thet L» what the u. S. wants broken up. The British agree with the American demand for a decentralized government, with' man powers left in the "Lacnder." or states, :md only a fe\v powers left for central government. The American theory on a decentralized German government was written into the Potsdam agreement. Today, each "Lanrt" or state government in the American zone elects a minister-president Under the American plan, tha minister-presidents of all "Laendcr' would form a governing council for all ol Germany. It would also mak a start towards writing a constitution for the new Germany .uid sign the peace treaty when it is j finally drafted. Neither French nor Russians have accepted the American plan, though the British have. That's how far apart the Big F-jui- are as they meet in Moscow. overeat from suggestion. EAT TO BREAK MONOTONY ' III poor homes food becomes an important part of daily living because of insecurity of the supply. Thi s creates aggressiveness in eating hi<;h caloric foods which may persist after financial conditions have improved. Housewives become overweight from eating to break the monotony of their daily routine Traveling salesmen escape the lonotony of their trips by slopping, •>r fooci at frequent intervals. j Bedridden patients and those re-j avering from operations may eat scessively and temporarily gain •eight. Simple anemia, arthritis, remcnstrual tension, and meno- ause may all result in overeating. There is a tendency for many eople to overeat from worry, ill- ess in the family, or a domestic ifficulty. Families have been know! o gain weight excessively after a cath of one of their members. QUESTION: Is there any way to cep kidnev stones from rcform- ig? I have a friend who lias an ifected kidney. 0.111 she live with ne kidney if it also contains tones? •ANSWER: In 85 to 80 psr com. f the cases, patients are never roubled wilh a second stone after he first has been removed or is lasscd. In 10 to 15 per cent there * a tendency for the stones to rc- IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — We lave with us today the world's greatest living authority on beds of tloilywood stars. She's a dark- laired, crisp-voiced woman miinecl Mrs. Rose Gincig. She is (be manager or the Hol- yvvood Bedding Manufacturing Co.. and she runs an advertisement cv- : cry day in a Hollywood trade pa- ! per reading: "King-Size Hollywood Beds—any length—any width—any shape." i What with marriages and di-1 vorces happening at. n lively clip, j the stars and Ihclr interior decorators sooner or later head for Mrs. Oiuclg to order beds. Most Hollywood celebrities. Mrs. Oinclg would have you know, like big. oversized beds. Even when they order twin beds, which is rarely, the stars, she said, like them the size or a football field. Humphrey Bogart nnd Lnnrcn Bacall arc among the. conservatives however. Their bed. Mrs. Gincig snid, is a "baby" oversize, measuring a mere five-anrt-one-hnK feet In length. Mrs. Gincig refers to It as "The Big Sleep" 1.ARZAN HAS niGGKST BEO Tlie record lor king-size" beds is held by a non-professional (it Is nine feel wide and seven feet long), but johnny Wclssm'uller ordered the next largest. Johnny's seven- by-elght-foot bed is the most gargantuan In th film colon;, as far »s Mrs. Gincig knows. Shaw once riislird Into lhc shop anil announced that he wanted a six-lty-.spvcn-fool lied in a hurry. Tile following day Artie called to cancel the order. A week l.ilcr lie married Kathleen Winsor. Mrs. Gincig doesn't understand Artie at all. She remembers telling him that she had made a bed for one of his ex-wives. Artie grinned a nd snid: "Fine. I'll send them all to you, and you'll get rich." King-size beds, mostly of the six-by-.seveii foot or seven-by-sev- r-n variety, were made for Joan Crawford, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner, and Eleanor Parker. Joan Fontaine llkrs her bed.sup- er-mft. Mrs. Gincig said. When Jonn' married Bill nozier. Mrs. Gtn- "I;T built and rebuilt her mattress to s ivc Joan the sense of sinking into a big marshmallow. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE f No-Trumjrilis' Is Common Weakness BY WILLIAM E. McKENNEY America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service I ..In proportion (o Us she, there is j probably more bridge Played In 'New Jersey than In any other state. II. Al.ioi.ti., ji, i,\tvv ijiri any, uim 01 whom is Samuel Katz of Millburn. He is a colorful little spitfire. You cnn depend upon action when you kibitz Katz. His theory on today's hand was sound and on e which can help to improve your game. Katz says that low-ever, there are only two Life Tasters in New Jersey, one of Katz AQJ VQ J964 » A K J 6 ?. + 10 Tournament—Neither vul. South West Norlh East 1 V Pass 2 * Pass 2 * Pass 2 N. T. Pass 3 V Pass 3 N. T. Pass Opening—A 4 10 many players have "no-trumpitis and are afraid to play a cor.trac in the right spot. When he bid two diamonds 01 this hand, he was informing North hi." parlner, that he did not hav _ the spade suit stopped and there i fore he was showing his secon suit. When i,e bid three hearts ove North's two no trump, he detinite ly said, "Prtner, I do not want thi hand to play at no trump. My bi of three hcarW tells you that m hand Is strong enough for you t bid four diamonds. Please shn Large Collection There are more than 4.400,000 rints in the fingerprint files of he United Slates. This is ssVl to 'e the most complete collection in he workl. •our preference between hearts ind diamonds." When North then bid three no rump. Katz naturally assumed hat his partner hat! the spade 5uit well stopped. A spade was pened and North-South could take only eight tricks, while at dia- nonds they would have lost only i club and a spade. To back up liis theory, Katz turner pointed out that when 'North bid two clubs over one heart, Katz vould not have bid two diamonds f lie could have handled the spade •suit himself, if he held some kind of a fit in clubs. Therefore North should have been warned to some oxtent by the two-diamond bid. 3ut there was no justification for rying to play the hand at no tri'mp over Kat?.' three-heart bid A'hen the spade suit was not well topped. is press agcntry, though he uses the more dignified term, public relations. Sen. Glen Taylor ot Idaho, errs, I think, in ignoring his faithful guitar. So, too, does Sen. Pass-the- Biscuits Pappy O'Daniel of Tex., who says nothing about his entry with his hill-billy band into politics. Sen. Homer E. Capchart of Intl., the big fancy-phonograph man, proves himself a master of understatement: says that he is a farmer and manufacturer. Rep. F. Howard Hebert of New Orleans makes sure his constituents prono'incc his name right oy telling them how. Call him A-Bear, he says. The new senator from Baltimore. Herbert R. O'Connor, writes the longest autobiography; 54 lines about himself. Rep. Clarence Cannon of Mo. says all he wants to say about Cannon in this one sentence. "Elected to longest consecutive term of service of any representative in history of Missouri." The only honorary Sioux in Congress is Rep. Karl Stefan of Norfolk, Neb. The redskins call him Pah-Hug-Mon-Thee. He says this means, "leader man." The ancestors of Rep. James J. Jeffernan of Brooklyn, N. J.. were among the Irish pioneers who settled the place before the War of 1812. Sen. William Langer of Bismarck, N. D., says he is the only person ever to be arrested in any English- Rep. Carroll D. Kenrns of Furrel, Pa., lists himself as a nationally known concert artist and conductor of instrumental and choral groups. Sen. Tom Connally of Texas is the only man in the book who doesn't tell when he was born. An oversight, hey, Senator? Or as you may have gathered, it's a book for anybody's library. I'll not spoil it by telling any more of the plot. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Sheriff W. VV. Shaver and Clarence Wilson, chief deputy, motored to Vicksburg, Miss., today. Preliminary work has been started on a new cooliijg system to be installed in the Rjtz Theatre. J. B. Foster today received a giant orange measuring 12 Indies in circumference. It was sent from California by his sonjfoilie Foster. Miss Selma I.cnlz and Mrs. J. H. Elkins attended th'n Student Prince show in Memphis lust night. Mrs. Fred Pan-fell, Jr., of Memphis, is visiting her sister Miss Margaret Mcrritt. 1 ^Europe's Most Needy Countries Map above shows Ihe six poorest countries in Europe and the amounts of food, clothing and other supplies each will nee- j ihis year. Figuros, totaling $583,000,000, arc from report of Uf — miltec studying relief needed now lhal UNRRA has cease^c tioning in Europe. U. S. committee member thought Ita! t " SH.OOO.OOO morc, and Yugoslavia's allotment ci ; - • - - ,, fi, Sli

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