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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PACK BIGHT BLYTHEVILLE <ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1949 THE BLYTHEVJLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFP, Editor FAUL D. HUMAN, AdvertlsiEg Manager Sol* N»tlon*J Advertising Representatives: Walteo* Wltmer Co., N«r York, OWcago. Detroit, AtUnta, MemphU. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered a* second class matter at the post- offic* at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- gres*, October 9, 1917. ^^_ Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city oi Blythevlll* or any tuburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 2bc per week, or 85c per month. By nuill, within a radius of 60 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 lor six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations Oh that thou wouldsl rend the heavens, that thou wouldsl come down that the mountains jnljht flow down al thy presence.—Isaiah 61:1. • » » To be struck with His power, It is only necessary to open our eyes.—Burke. Barbs A false alarm to a boy is when the house next to the school bums. • • * Neighbors are people who cook cnlibaje n'lth the window open when you are goinj lo have company. * » * A Minnesota man was arrested for poking his wife In the eye. She probably proved the perfect. eye witness. * • * The rultr sometimes In the difference belween making- a smart pupil and a pupil 1 »mart. • • • Well still bet that some sable coats looked better on rabbits than they do oh women. to disagree with the attorney general. Me. Truman himself was rather vague. He cited Mr, Clark's opinion and counseled reporters to read the Constitution. The Administration's labor bill clearly had some political inspiration in its composition. But it is now the legal aspects that are of interest Would they really advance the cluck of progress or would they turn it hack from where the Taft-Harlley Act left It? Now Uiat the pattern of the par- alysing nationwide strike has been exhibited in actual use, are the definition and scope of the country's defense againr.L il to be left to a President's dis- ( cretion when the emergency arises? Such a condition might mean progress to some. But certainly no one would want to see our whole structure of civic protection based upon such an unstable foundation, VIEWS OF OTHERS An Unfortunate False Alarm New Labor Law Must Mean Progress to All Concerned In stating his views on the Administration's labor bill. Arthur S. Goldberg, general counsel of the CIO, charged that the Tal'l-Harllcy Law has "Burned the clock hack on progress in the field of industrial relations." The inference, of course, in that "progress" means a progress toward better relations which was being made under the laws that preceded Tail-Hartley. But is the inference really soundV Progress in the political and sociological fields usually consists of lateral swings as well as forward movement. One group gains special advantages and abuses the gain. Steps are taken to restore equilibrium. Then advantage shifts to the other group and the process is repeated. Thus, before the Norris-LaGuardia and Wagner Acts, employers had some unfair and one-sided privileges. Under those laws the privileges shifted to labor's aide. Several Tail-Hartley provisions restored an equality of rights • in industrial relations. They made la- ber contracts binding on both parties. - They made both parties equally liable to charges of unfair labor practices. They restored to employers the right of free speech on labor matters. ; The Tail-Hartley Law also granted new powers to the President, largely as a consequence of John L. Lewis' tactics. Before the law was passed the President had been able to cope with Mr. Lewis' crippling strikes only by ordering the government, under his extraordinary wartime authority, to seize and operate the coal rr-'nes Under TnCt- Hartley the Chief Executive could ask an injunction against any strike which threatened a national emergency without resorting to his broad and loosely- defined wartime powers. The absence of this provision in tho new Administration bill has brought protests from the bill's opponents and created some confusion among its supporters. One of the most obviously confused supporters has been Labor Secretary Tobin. At first Mr. Tobin said that the bill entrusted the prevention of paralyzing strikes to the force of public opinion. Later he said that "no President of the United States evei is going to permit the economy of the United States to be brought to its knees by a great national emergency." In other words, he admitted that there might be a national emergency that public opinion couldn't handle. Hut he did not say how a President would prevent it. Neither did anyone else, except in a very general way. Attorney General Clark said the President had inherent and implied powers to handle a strike-induced national paralysis. But two persons of ;• such dissimilar viewpoints as the CIO's j Mr. Goldberg and Senator Taft agreed After n IOHK Investigation, Great Britain, Belgium and The Netherlands have been cleared of the charge that they resold valuable nielnls in tills country after receiving llicm under the BOA program. The charge was made by Howard Bruce, deputy ECA director. On the basis of finidngs by the Department ol Commerce and the Census Bureau, he has now withdrawn It. There is an obvious lesson In this case lor Mr. Bruce—and, for that matter, all administrators. When he originally publicized his accusations, they suggested '» major Marshall plan scandal. Had they not been cleared up. they might, have become a major obstacle to the continuation of the aid program. Certainly, Congress would have been templed to make drastic cuts in the pending appropriation. Now it turns out that metal, reportedly shipped from Britain, actually came [rom Switzerland by way of Rotterdam. On some other items, the original bliut was even farther away horn the mark. No wonder London, Brussels and The Hague \verc so quick to protest. They had been exposed to the risk of rm unwarranted loss of reputation In American eyes, Certainly, oflicials should never hush up shady deals, but they ought to keep in mind their elementary duty to check their suspicions before Issuing slalcmcnls smacking of scandal. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. The Life of a Teacher's Pet Is Not a Happy One Blanket Pension Bill Disapproved A slap, instend of a kiss, was handed by the Arkansas House of Representatives, Wednesday, to the blanket pension bill fathered In Congress by Senator Kankin of Mississippi. The boys voled their emphatic disapproval of a resolution asking Congress lo put the bill through. And they were obviously right. Actually, the Rankin bill Is not a war pension measure. It Is a special old age assistance bill [or the exclusive benefit, of the veterans of World Wars I and II. For It would pay $00 a month ta everyone who served In either war when he reached 65—regardless of seivlce, of whether disabilities were Incurred, or whether the veteran was rich or poor. That Is shamelessly political. Simple Justice demands every consideration for the veteran who was Injured In service, or broken in health, But the Rankin bill pretends no Justice—It Is J30 » month for all. It would cost billions when applied u> the veterans of World War II—and they themselves would have to put up a large part of the cost; for in a few years they will, with their families, total around half ol the nation's population. All of that our representatives saw, and pointed out. The strongest protests were from members who arc World War II veterans. In their fairness and good sense, they did honor to themselves anrt lo their state. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. SO THEY SAY LaFolette's, Recent Resignation as 'Governor' On German Occupation Staff Bares Trend Vew Indian Government Curbs Red Effort to Cause Rebellion By Pctor Edson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NEA) — Ex- Congressman Charles M. LaFolcttc of Indiana recently resigned after a year's service as "Land Director" or governor of WucrUeniberg-Bud- cn, Germany, under MllHarp Qov.- Gcn. Lucius D. Clay, 'mere has been sotne mystery a^out why LH- Foilcttc came home, which can now be partially cleared up. Last Oct. 28. which was a Thursday, German unions In Stuttgart .scheduled a mass meeting protest against htgu prices in German stores. The rally was held In the Schloss Platz, traditional square where the citizens for many years past have addressed petitions to their rulers. . About 4 o'clock the crowd began to go home. But one group of about 25 \vcttt down a main street towards the railroad station and stopped in front of a German store notably higher priced than others. Somebody threw a brick through the window. A crowd began to gather. Ger- mnn police moved hi, threatening, with clubs though not usftig them, trying to disperse the crowd and move it on. Americans Claimed Crowd Attacked A little later an American passenger car driven by a man with two women military government em- ployes. Instead of going around the demonstration, tried to go through. When the driver got to the end of the block, he said the Germans had thrown bricks at his car. Half obstructing the exit from this street onto the railroad station square were two American jeeps which had brought nn MP captain, sergeant and six privates to the scene. When the driver told the and there was no further trouble. MP captain that his car had been threatened, the MP'.s moved up the street against the crowd, now grown to 2000 or 3000. When the German police saw the MP's, they withdrew, In the melee that followed, one ol the Americans had his coat slashed and two others were cut on the wrists. About this time—it was nearly dark—nn American armed services radio network reporter dashed to his microphone to make a regular 6 o'clock news broadcast. He reported that a mob of 30.000 Germans was rioting on the .streets of Stuttgart. In Frankfurt, Maj.-Gen. Clarence R. Huebcner. commanding U. S. nrmeri forces In Germany, heard the broadcast. He Immediately called out the constabulary, with'tanks, then reported (o General Clay. General Clay. In Frankfurt, called UiTfollettc Jn Stuttgart and asked him what he was doing about the riot. He a.skcd General Clay, "What riot?" and assured him there were no 30.000 on the streets. Next day—Friday—there was n regular meeting of the Land Directors with General Clay in Hel- delbrrg. General Clay had transcripts of the speeches made In Stuttgart. He said they were in- flntmnntory. Also, three of his men had beet\ injured. He demanded thnt La Foil e tte order n. 9 o'clock curfew nnd ban all public meetings In Stuttgart. LaFollette argued strenuously that this would be A mistake, but General Clay insisted. Incident Caused ).aToilette to Rr-sign Because the orders were Issued on a Saturday, the Stuttgarters had the week-end In which to cool off, The curfew stayed on for eight days then was withdrawn. But this Incident, together with earlier curbs on the people which he had been ordered to Impose, caused LaFollette to decide to cotne home when his contract ended In December, 1948. It would take a .superhuman judge to decide whether Clay or LaFollette was risht in this case. For an understanding or LaFollette's motives, it i.s necessary to go back over hi.s record. Ile was elected congressman from Evansvilte, Ind., as * Republican, but he Is about as liberal as Republicans ever come. He tried for the Republican noml- n a tfon for the Sena (e in 1946 against Sen. William Jemier. and was overwhelmingly rejected by the Indiana Republican convention. Then lie went to Germany us a prosecutor of Nazi justice officials before the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal. In this experience. La- FoHette found that the defendants invariably claimed they were not Nazis, but that they had held office under the Nazis in order to .soften thpir rulers' excesses. There came a lime, however, when everyone of these German officials saw that he could do nothing to stop Nazi judicial processes from becoming the mere tool of totalitarian government. But not one of these German officials ever resigned In protest. To the prosecutor, this proved that their alleged defense was a sham. LaFollette apparently resigned as Director of Wuerttembevg-Baden in protest against what he considered the inidcmocmlic trends of American military government in Germany, The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Sen-Ice The gallbladder is a small pear- haped hollow organ lying just un- cr the liver nnd ribs on the right de. its (unction Is to store bile nd to empty It gradually down it mall tube into the Intestines. The ile Is manufactured In the liver; hen it reaches the intestines It lelps greatly In the digestion of ats. Irritation or Inflammation of the allblartder may or may not be associated with gallstones. In about wo-thirds of all cases, no germs found in the bile. Chemical agents—apparently even the. bile (self—as well as bacteria, can produce either acute or chronic gallbladder Inflammation. When germ are «t fault they may have come 'rom Infection in the mouth hroat, or have passed up the tube or duct from the intestines. Severe Pain Signal In acute inflammation of the gallbladder, severe but not constan' aain is the first sign of difficulty as a rule. This Is generally on the right side of the abdomen. Oflei pain from the gallbladder is fet in the back under the right shoul der. Nausea, vomiting, slight fevei and swelling of the entire abdo men may come after n short time The area around the inflamed gall bladder h almost always extreme ly tender. The question of whether to oper ate at the time when the Inflam mation Is acute or to wait until 1 i.s not so bad has been debated b; authorities for^a long time. Tn chronic inflammation, th symptoms may be much the sam as In the ncute form but not severe. Many of those with chronl cholecystitis complain of "Kas the stomach," a feeling of fullrtes after a small meal, and simila vague symptoms. Sometimes Jaun dice, or yellowness of the skin, an mucous membranes is present. Tl question as to whether operatlo Is necessary or whether the cond lion should be treated by medica means is often difficult and can not be answered except after care ful study. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable answer individual questions fro readers. However, each day he w: answer one of the most frequent asked Questions in his column. QUESTION: Please say something about emphysema. ANSWER: This is a condition of the lungs in which air escapes Into the tissue surrounding the usual lung pockets. This air does not flow in or out of the lugs with breathing, it Is generally the result of some chronic condition such us bronchitis or obstruction to the breathing lubes. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — March 3, 1934 The marriage of Miss Alleen field daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Field to J. "'P. Holland occured In Osceola shortly after noon today. They have gone to Memphis for the weekend and will be at home here at 305 East Davis. Mrs. Holland who moved here several yca?s ago from Stecle, Mo. i.s well known In this city. When In High School she received a number IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Johnson NLA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD U\'EA>—It's u»- [air. I think, that a Hollywood extra has never been given an Oscar. They're like crowds at parades. ya\\n over three cups of black coffee and a cinnamon roll. You walk three blocks and wait eight minutes for a street car. It's jammed. In writing something, I alwuys write with some ndtvidual in minrt. 1 l.iiink: I am writing this to please Brooks Atkinson; or I am writing that to ple.ise F. P. A. ... the Idea being that If I can please whoever it is I am writing lor. presumably can please a number of other people- Robert E. Sherwood, author and playwright. • • • Slogans are useful to salesmen and during * war. but they are a bad basis for policy. There are many different ideas about what democracy means. Both Russia and the United stales say they are democracies, and both accuse the other of being imperialist.—John Duncan Miller. Washington CorrespondentrThe London Tunes. » • • The resentment of labor tn the United States to the Taft-Hartlcy law Is as uncompromising and rigid as was the opposition of our [ovefalhers, the colonists, to Great Britain when It imposed upon them government without representation.— William Green, president, American Fcdcfalion of Labor. t » » It Is a buyer's market I for college students! from now on, and those colleges vhich insist on Kip-ranking students are fcolng *° h! "e to go out and compete for them as we did in prewar years, —John M. Daniels, chairman ol admissions, Carnegie Institute of Technology. Without them. H wouldn't radc. Without exlras, it wouldn't be Hollywood. Ever heard about a movie extra's typical day? It's rough. It really begins the day before, between * and 6 p.m. Telephone Central Casting and get the busy signal. Half a dozen calls get you through maybe. "This is ... Any calls tor tomorrow?"' Many times there are none. "Call again tomorrow," IhD voice says. But let's say that Central Casting did give you a call on the seventh dialing. The voice says: "Yes. M-G-M stuilto. Strecl scene clothes. Be on the set al 8 o'clock." You've got a day's work. You go home U your two-room apartment and whip up some him and eggs for dinner. If jou're a rtoll. you live with a couple of other would-be Betty Grablcs and spend the evening washing and pulling up your hair. Your roommates have a date but you p?.s s up a chance lo Join hem. Golla Look Good You think: "Gotta look good. This dircclor might notice me and givo vie a couple ot line to speak." So buche.'or or rtoll you go to bed eaily and .set the alarm for G a.m. You live in Hollywood and M-G-M s lo miles away in Culver Cily. You don't have n cm. You have lo pa- ] You hang on. Every Communist is a capitalist without In his pix-kol.—Mkgr. Fulteir J. Sheen. rash Switch. Switch You switch lo a bus. H's jammed. You hnng on. You swilch lo another bus. It's Jammed. You hang on. You walk on the set at M-G*M. Now this is easy," director Mcr- vyn LeRoy is saying. "Clark Gublfi urives clown the street, parks his cnr outside of a. building, talks to Lewis Stone for a moment and then goes inside. You kids are passersby. Now let's go. And make It lively." You by. You pass by. You pas by for long shots and close .shuis and medium .shois and .iix different lakes of every shot. Yon almost p«s out. You walk and \vnllt until you could scream. Six o'cloek. You collect a check for SIo 56. . "N'». no call h.ick for lomorow," thn .issistanl director says. Too lalf lo (all Central Casting. No work tomorrow. You walk across the lot to the street and your bus. It's jammed. You hani: on. You switch lo ati- othtr bus. It's Jammed. You hang You switch to the stieel car. H's jammed. You hang tin. You walk three blocks to your apartment You liike olf your shoes and jusl sit there. You're n movie extra in glam-orous Hollywood. No billing. No swimming pool. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Fv William f- McKenncy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Repeating No Trump Rid May Prove Had UNDOUBTEDLY many of yon have read or been told that you should not support your partner on the first round of bidding vith less than four of his suit. Hint generally is a sound policy. fowever. I think that loo many players bid no trump and then ltd it again on the second round. lies in two suits, spades and diamonds. He has asked North to try to support one or the other o those two suits. If North now bid two no trump. South cannot tel whether he has • weak hand or strong one.and with the type hand that South holds, he feel that he has to bit! tthree no trump All that North has to do to kee the hand out of trouble Is to hi two spadej! over two diamond This gives South the whole pic ture. It tells him that North ha s weak hand, that he does have four spades but perfers tha the hand be played at spad? rather than diamonds, and tha North is not Interested In going !o game. Bjr Dwilt Mackenzie W) Foreign Affairs Analyst The young government of thel •eat Dominion of India, headert| t Prime Minister Nehru, has cn- ountered the first major attempt! o incite rebellion against It—and 111 ble to announce that it has count-l ed the plot. India's steadiness In this trial byj re Is a notable development In 11 Asia which Is seething wilh c ar and rebellions. Wera revolution grip Ihe Dominion's three hun- d millions, It would create ew and terrible threat to world eace. Nehru accuses Communist . icnts of "murder, arson, looting nd sabatogc" In an effort to pre- Ipltate a revolt. However, he says'1 iiesc terrorist activities .have been, ocalized by strong government! ctlon, and because the Indian? eople backed his government.) 'here have been many arrests. He-I erring to Red. revolts in neighbor- I ig countries, the prime minister I ays: "H presumably Is in futherance of 1 his same policy that attempts were I nade in India to incile Ihe peop)« " active revolt." Nehru Explains Policy Nehru charges that this violence I s the work of a revolutionary group \ vhlch broke away from the origin- • \\ Communist Party of India, "But collaborates with It on occasion." | He says the government has re- rained from acting against the Communist Party as a whole, "Des- I pile virbulent propaganda and In- [ citement to violence." He explains that the government policy Is to act only against "erring elements of an organization." Nehru brings out the highly In- I tercsllng point that numerical strength of Communism hi India !R small, although the exact membership isn't known. When T last wan in India In 1943 Ihe total number of Communists was estimated al only about 8,000, although they had secured control of some important ' trade unions. However, that figure can't be taken as a guage. because It was only n few months prior to tht» that the government had lifted an eight year ban on Communism. This ban had grown out of thu notorious Meerut conspiracy trials In which twenty-eight Indian labor leaders and three English Communists were accused of plotting lo overlhrow the government. With the whole world watching, the cases dragged on for more than four years. Twenty-seven of the ccused were convicted and given arious sentences. A number of hem testified thai they were out overthrow capitalistic governments, no matter who backed them. Indian* Deeply. Religious Of course revolutionary actlv-X ies are nothing new* in India, for lere always has been sedition back irough the centuries. When I first ent there in 1916 I found the ; ritish had one of the most com- ; rehensive secret-service nelworks existence. It isn't surprising to hear Nehru ay Comnnism Isn't widespread in ndia. That country is intense in nationalism—the antithesis of otalitarian communism—and this itself would tend to prevent the pread ot the Red ism. The general attitude of thinking people is that, having got rid of British control, hey aren't going to saddle themselves with any other. Then there may be another deterrent to wholesale spread of Communism in India. Most of the people are Intensely religious (the same is true of the neighboring Moslem dominion of Pakistani and Communism is militant!/ atheistic. All these circumstances are especially interesting in view* of tha tact that India, under the brilliant Nehru, Is making a powerful bid for the leadership of the great Asiatic bloc of nations. of beauty and popularity honors, including being chosen football queen and the prettiest girl In high school. The bridegroom who Is th» son of Mr. and Mrs. Lute Hubbard. and the late Dr. J . P. Holland of Springfield. Tenn., attended Tupelo i Military Academy. He Is department manager of the automotive department of the Hubbard Hardware Co. r Domestic Feline » A K 9 J + K2 1-esson Hand —Neither vitl South W*s« North E«.«1 1 * Paw 1 N T Pa» 2 « Past 2 N. T Pas* 3 N T Past Past P»" Opening — V 1 a .street car. transfer lo a bus and 1 mink coat or limousine. No fame, then Inin.sler lo another bus. No fortune. You know in advance that your feet will be killing you beiorc you even stop on the set. The alarm dork rings at 6 am. nnd you take a bow. You're dreaming and you Hunk you've just been introduced to a mob of fans at a Hollywood premiere. The alarm clock keeps rinyinp, and you realise you're only an rx'.ia. You pull on your tluUiek and Bruce Bennett announced recently he wanted lo stick lo west- tins bin he couldn't resist the choice role of Laralne Day's husband in "Twilight." . . . Marie Wilson is the busiest gal in town. Nine "Blackout" shows a week, her radio and the litle role in the film version of "My Friend In todays hand, for example South has a sound one spade bid. When West passes. North may bid either one no trump or two spades. He cannot bid a new suit because you cannot blrt a new suil in the two zone unless you have a trick and a half. With North's hand mosl of the better players would respond with two spades, but the bid of one no trump would nol be too severely critizcrt. Supposing that Norlh docs bid onn no trump and South then bids two diamonds, North should not bid two no trump. 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