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• T&t * BL i inniTTLLE COURIER' NEWS TOX COCRTSR NBWS CO, H. W. HAINES, Publisher BB L. VERHOEW, Editor . HUMAN, Advertising Manager BLTTHEVILLE (ARg.) COURIER NEWS T _ Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago,'Detroit Atlanta,. Memphis. Published Every Alternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- oHice at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1S17. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20e (*r week, or 85c per month. By niall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable iri advance. THOUGHT And whomever win be chief among yon, 1ft hint be your servant.—Matt. 2«:S7. This-is the answer to the argument of whom shall be greatest among nations, within all organizations, within the famliiy and among friends. "Trie great man Is the servant of mankind, not they of him."—Theodore Parker. Big Step Forward It is too early yet for over-optimism: There still is a chance for hobbles to be slipped onto a promising horse. But.it is distinctly encouraging that the United Nations Economic and Social Council has set up a special commission to 'handle European reconstruction on a unified, continent-wide basis. There are at least three vei'y pleasing things about this action, taken /.only nine months after the proposal first was made in London. First, because unified, continent- wide planning and execution are the only ways that the highly integrated continent can be put back on its feet and helped to repair the war's devastation. Second, because this is really the first time that the vicious 'and ever- widening chasm between Soviet eastern Europe arid the non-Soviet western nations has appeared likely to be bridged by any specific co-operatfve activity. Third, because Russia, after opposing the plan in its original form, has accepted a version that was merely weakened and-not completely perverted. From the viewpoint of cold logic, undoubtedly it would be more efficient if the power systems of the eontiru.iv.; could be unified, if restricted economic barriers could be removed, if labor surpluses from one section—or even from one country—could be muved wherever labor shortages existed. But on second thought there are practical objections, human nature being what it is. -. There 1 almost certainly would be outraged objections if a United Nations Commission were to attempt, willy- nilly, to unify our power system and tie it up with those of Canada and Mexico and the rest of this hemisphere. And the heavens would be blasted by- our. revolt if a British-Russmr.- ChineseiCzech-Dutch-Chilean commission were to start ordering New York's unemployed clothing workers to South Carolina cotton mills. Over here on our side of the Big pond we sometimes forget the centuries of bitter wars that have devastated almost every important coin-try m Europe. We have seldom had other nations try to boss us around, so \ve have little conception of the intense nationalism that such conflict breeds. Maybe it is not enough, but surely it is something that the often disagreeing Soviet Union and the Anglo- American "bloc" have agreed to "get together even ° n a limited plane in rhis job of reconstruction. Maybe an en- termg- werige ha s been f org ed, winch if it works, could open the door to further co-operation. The birth struggles of United N-i- tioiw co-operation have sometimes been torturing to watch. But here, in many ways, is the most promising thing that has yet come out of that fledgling and often cantankerous body. Just Around the Corner ^ There's a rainbow around our shoulder. The future's full of hope. Stop the presses. Good news from Washington. American business, bedeviled by . strikes; shortages, red ink, taxes and ;- F 1 ** 4 ,*?*. » going to get a break this year. K,4rfH have only about 400 forms to prepare for Uncle Sam, John Q. Public, who can't sleep nights for worrying about one form— his income tax return— may shudder at thought of 4000 of them, some in triplicate, quadruplicate, and on up the line. But business at the peak of wartime government curiosity' had some 6200 'forms to fill out and send in, under penalty. Four thousand, Pouf! a mere nottings, if even that. VIEWS OF OTHERS A Good Will Gesture That Was Long Delayed For 144 years the United States and Mexico hnve been next door neighbors, but President Truman Is the first President to make an official visit to the City of Mexico. The Mexicans have received him enthusiastically; with so much cordiality in fact that we as a nation may feel that this gesture should not have been so long delayed. Strong mutual Interests afford every reason for co-operative endeavor, and we are not without a Mexican tradition. Mexico gave to a region that was made Into several of our states a Spanish heritage that remains today. Economic Interests are entwined not only through activities In thee scml-arld belt that is part of both countries but through foreeign Investments and in general hemispheric commerce and defense. President Miguel Alemaii advocated In his welcoming address that education In schools of both countries be • used to, prevent prejudice which would act as an obstacle to harmonious International progress. Although he did not go into particulars it seems evident that misconceptions of each other's cultural pattern contributed to the difficulties. Air traffic has brought the City of Mexico almost to our door steps and with the increase of United States tourists, the exchange of students, and good will tours, Mexico no longer appears so foreign. While that country Is absorbing someo of our ways we are likewise acquiring a touch of Us civilization. Because It Is the larger and weallhcr country the United States hns often been regarded with suspicion, as the giant of the North determined to have Its will Imposed on smaller republics. Tile giant hns the biggest responsibility for correcting misunderstanding. ' —ARKANSAS QAZETTrE. BARBS BY 1IAI, COCHIIAN As thc days get warmer we'll be seeing more and more parked cars with the automt.ttc cluUh. » » » There will be more, night bascbal( games this year—giving grandma a new lease' on life. • » • An Illinois doctor claims that women sit down too much. Despite all thc co-opeiailon extended by the men In street cars. » • • Thc theft of 20 bathtubs suggests that for once the underworld beat thc police eo a cleanup. » • • Cherokee Indians refuse to recognize Georgia as a legal slate, sayin B it still belongs io them. Thc Hue forms to. thc rI B ht, boys, wita ;i couple of other guys just ahead of you. SO THEY SAY We sometimes like to think we nn: susceptible to temptation. We must deny ourselves the pleasure of relapsing into our favorite sin.— Rev. Father Grelg Tabor of New York. « * » We are ready to admit many things about ourselves sit times but the m>ln thing, ,iml that Is our guilt before God.—Kev. Dr. Ralph Long, Notional Lutheran Council director. » • » With the great smoldering fires from World War II still burning, these gentlemen (biidgeb cutters) would diminish the amount of fire insurance which they would carry on tile United ': States and its 140,000,000 people.—Ben. Arthur H. Vandcnbcrg (R) of Michigan. » • • The Soviets. I think, believe that their system will not stand up in competition with the true democracies. That is why they have cut themselves off from the rest of tho world.— William F. Russell, Columbia u. Teachers' College dean. * » « Never before in the history of the United States do you need friends more than you need them now, because you are nt the height of your power, In the heyday of your glory.—Brlg.- Gen. Carlos p. Romulo, Philippines UN delegate. * » * During the entire pre-clecllon campaign the Republican Party offered the people absolutely nothing to vote for. it offered them everything to vote ogainst,—Sen. George D. Alken (R.) of Vermont. * • * If there are any more wars, thc surprise ol guided missiles will be added to that of the atomic bomb, and in my opinion we are not going to have many more wars.—D. Hymcr L Friedell of Cleveland, former Manhattan District radiologist, * * • Wars will soon be won so fast that we cannot afford to have big pipelines to provide our materials.-MaJ.-Qen. Orvlll A. Anderson, Alr War College commander. TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 1047 But This Is Different, We Hope! Tired Businessmen Today Find Ugly Boxcars More Attractive Than Beautiful Blondes BY PETER KDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, March 11 — (NEA) -_ Things ar c now so bad Uiat your typical tired businessman would, rather have a boxcar than -. blonde. What's mere, railroad and iovcrnmcnt officials both agree that the shortage of lovelies— box- invs, that Is— Is golnr; t o get progressively worse until after this •car's harvest gets hauled. Peak of '.if crop load comes in October. By lext November a little relief may be in sight. In spite of all the pressure lhat ins been put on Washington lii re- Cfnt weeks to do something about his boxcar situation, there doesn't >cc m to be anything that can be done quickly to increase the supply. A widely-heralded meeting of steel- nun, car-builders, railroaders, and shippers, called by Sen. Clyde Reed of Kansas, mapped out a new pro- t'rnm to build more cars faster. But ', won't get results for months It nkes time to rol steel, cast wheels, Juild cars. U. S. railroads now Imve nuout 1,760,000 freight cars. Of these. 750,- TC{; TO BLAME, SAYS YOUNG flobert R. Young, sensational head of the Chesapeake and Ohio system, says the Interstate Commerce Commission is to blame because it, supported the theory that '.):o railroads were over-built and over-equipped. Other prophets of !i!ooin predicted a postwar dcpres- E'f>n in which there wouldn't be need for more freight cars. Actually the railroads ended thc stuff to haul, six straight years of bumper crops means more stuff to haul. That means fewer empties to move around wher e they're otherwise needed. IDLE WEEKENDS INCREASE SHORTAGE In the meantime, the war ends, the country quits working seven days a week and goes back to five- day operation. That means cars which don't get unloaded by Fri- . QOD are boxcars. They another 100,000 cars— half boxcars, Mlf hoppers and gondolas. About 100,000 new cars nmy get built this vcar. But about 60,000 worn-out ind war-wearies will have to be re- ' Irrd. So Ihc railroads will still end :r-e year 40,000 cars short of what l.*:cy need. Cause of this crisis, which makes he theme song O f every shipper in .he country, "licnutifui boxcar I you," is an utterly fantastic combination of circumstances. Ibe war was over they had to scrap equipment which had not been re- pUced with new cars in wartime. In lfl4fi some 53,000 old cars were retired while only 42,000 new cars were built to replace them. Of the new cars only 18,000 were boxcars. ter fast. The year 194G was, in fact, the year of great mistakes everywhere. The coal strike stopped the railroads. When it was over the mines tried to make up for lost prodiic- 'ion nnti the demand for coal cars increased. The maritime strike western set the '.he shortage. In the meantime, full carload . stopped the movement of use grain to the , railroads buck more. The slcel strike sto shipments of war materials decline, £":! cars get loaded lighter. That hns the effect of increasing the shortage. Cat-loadings in the first eight weeks of 1047 were nearly 50.000 a day above the 6,000,000 total for this same period of 104J and when there was still a war on. Freight traffic today is no w heav- ior (han it usually is In June. And the worst is yet to come. Normally, about this time year empties start moving west to geJ ready for hauling the coming season's crops. But this .year the rail roads haven't even got last year's crops hauled. . ,-.--•-•-" ' i Tins regular movement of emp- lor Ircialil cars as well ;tle s from the consuming east to the Jnnuirv' io« cl jf '.^"'t" 11 ! Producing west have bin going on PrndSon ArL, ? r ° C l V " >!tn 10> ' yeiirs - Nobodv c ™r »°«<*<1 < f ™,l -a S nrl Tn, Jh " ^ ^ hef °'' B ' SayS C °'- J ' M ° nrQ " J °»^° and started working a voluntary -- -• priority system to give the car- builrlers more steel. But It will be next June before the schedule of 10,000 new cars a month is met. In the meantime, the depression doesn't develop and there is more , . . of the office of Defense Transportation, because the car s weren't needed. But now when a string of empties goes through some Ohio manufacturing town that's crying for cars, indignant shippers start wiring Washington. IN HOLLYWOOD ................. • .............................. J By ERSKIXF. JOHNSON NEA S(;ilT Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. March 11. (NBA) —We wish we had time to sit down and figure out how many motion pictures <and press agents) have been affected by the song "Open the Door. Richard." Latest is about the movie. "Th» Long Night." A very dramatic hlfh- light of the film finds Henry Fonda barricaded In a house and refusing to give himself up to the police. Outside stands Barbara Bel Geddes working up to a dramatic dlth-V pleading with Henry to open the door. Thc climax Is no place for a laugh. Unfortunately, one comes with Barbara's line: "Open the door. Joe." It's nlrcady on film but may be cut before the film's release. Inevitable Department: Esthe- Williams will write under water with one of those new fountain pens for a comedy scene in "On An Island Wllh You." old Lloyd movie, "The Sin of Hnr- ohl Diddlebock/' And I'll predict right now that thc film will bring Harold back as one of thc screen's leading comedians. * • * Producer AIIKC Todd plavcd gin rummy until G o'clock "in the morning, took n quick shower, and rushed to his office: By noon Mike was fading fast. "What's wrong?" asked his secretary. Said Mike: "I've got a rummy ache." A MUSICAL OSCAR By IBia. you can expect to sec thc musicians in thc film colony realize their ambition to have n. separate Oscar for the best musical film of thc year. For some reason, a musical never has won the award Now with "The Jolson Story" destined to be one of the year's biggest boxoffice grossers. MINUS a best picture nomination, there's more agilallon ihnn ever for the separate musical Oscar. Gene Kelly will do an intricate training from one of the country's best, Harr J. Fishbein. Hirsch takes plenty of time to count out a hand, something too many players fail to do. A surprising number of_good players failed to make six spades on today's hand. After winning the opening lead lv iti, dummy's ace of henrts, they made the mistake of tryin to cash the ace and king of clubs in order to ruff a club; or Ing wife." Ed "Archie" Gardner is Hollywood's most unpredictable charac- ,<„,„. " -•-:-' - •— '»"i>.itii: ler. Other night a couple of b.isfl- dance number atop n cargo crate , ball pals telephoned him just tu- ns us swung by a huge crane from '""" ult> "'" ~* "* ' ship to wharf in "The* Pirate." This should stop those rumore that Kcllv might never dance again after hh recent accident. He just' .sprained his ankle. JUDY r.ET YOUU Gl)\! Judy Garland, they say. will hnve the Inside track on thc Ethel Merman role when M-G-M films " \n- I nie Get Your Oiin." Judy In "An- I nle doesn't make sense. Thpfs i like KiviiiR Mnrgnrct O'Brien the 1 lead in a film version of Mae Wr~,'- s i •'Come On Up." What's wrong wifn ! Ethel herself? I • • • i Uonnlil ncnc.in, a explain dnr- ! Jiiir the war, will play a scream ! In (he film version of "Voice of tbc Turiic." nut Ihc pay, brother, will be a lot better. *KJ V A *A9753 *AK862 Tournament—Neither vul. South West North East Pass 1 A Pass Pass 3 A Pass 5 4 Pass 6 A Pass Opening—ye 11 Book Reviewer Othman Finds One Which He Brands 'Peculiar' ' BY FREDERICK C. OTHMAN Ct:il<Hl I'rcss Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, March 11 —(UP) —Published today is a book called "Man on the Half Shell." When the review copy cpme Into the office, my boss took a long look at (hf> handsome cover portrait of the nulhor (naturally a handsome guy) ar.d tossed the volume to me. "You are the expert on tills," he snicl, with a gleam in his eye "You review It." — «..i., mil-it Miuy me HUH- '*e was correct. I am an expert gry and not to follow a schedule. on tnls hook. I wrote it. Wore both The DOCTOR SAYS By WII.MAM A. O'BRIEN', M. 1). Written for NEA Service Good lyrem-child relationships are fundamental In the development of stable personalities, and to farther this relationship, some mothers are being taught to feed their infants when they are hun- of my typewriter ringers first joints doing it. It is a peculiar book. The pub-^lj Usher said, write an autobiography.-^^ I snicl, who mo? "Yes," he replied, 'but leave yourself out of it and It lias been the experience of °^ lnv typewriter fingers to their many child specialists that so-called "problem children or spoiled children" are the result of n system in which rigid rules and regulations prohibit adequate mothering. Most """ Jtr »ive j-"i*i&eii out 01 it anu people have thc Idea that spoiled write about Ihe people with whom children result from over-indulg- J' 011 '™ done business the last 20 cnce, but this seldom is true in Hie >' c 'i ! 's." beginning stages of the difficulty. I rrhis obviously was a good idea. The old schedule of feeding " llt !l °w can I leave myself out of babies every three or four hours " when I am surrounded by blondes was based upon the knowledge that '" B nudist camp? Or talking to the infant's stomach was empty at Mae West about her cast iron un- these intervals, therefore more food derwear? Or busting up by mistake was indicated. This Is true of cow's a meeting of lady birth controllers? Or facing a small boiled octomis Hie was pink) In the soup bowl of a black market restaurant in Home? I did my best, but I am afraid I disappointed the editor, kind of, sorta, In sonic of these episodes nnd others involving l, a na Turner. Herbert Hoover, Vic Mature, chief Justice Fred N. Vinson, Al Capone, Sam Goldwyn and the Taj Mahal. I fear that otlnnan shines through. I couldn't help it. _My bride, with whom I seldom disagree, says it is the best book any husband of her's ever wrote. She says Shakespeare was good, too, but Othman Is easier to read This proves that a wife is loyal under the most trying of circumstances. Another disinterested criticism comes from the six year old son of the United Press foreign editor. milk, but not of mother's milk, as It may take only from 20 minutes to an hour for It to pass through the infant's stomach. [.EARNS ASSOCIATION Not nil infants experience hunger at the same time or even at lhr> same intervals. When an infant's stomach is empty, the muscular contractions are painful. This eaus"i the child to cry out for relief. Mothers learn to recognize the cry of hunger just as they seem to know when a child needs a change or cuddling. If the infant is not fed when hungry, the contractions subside in about 30 minutes and there is a quiet period of several hours in which no contractions occur. Many young babies, exhausted by their attempts to get' food, go back to sleep and cannot Ire awakened nt their so-called "regular" time {or feeding. John C. Montgomery, M.TD., in the Harper Hospital Bulletin Detroit, points out that the wide- awake, hungry baby readily satisfies both his hunger and app-titc and relaxes happily afterward He learns to associate the taking of food with the relief of pain and a feeling of comfort. He also leai-ns that his mother is responsible for The book is illustrated (and I c an say this in all modesty) with a series of hilarious sketches bv illustrator Bernard Thompson." But let us get back to young Mike, who examined each picture carefully antl in silence. Then he said: "This is a very funny uook. About a man going crazy." Sometimes I have wondered, myself, about Mike's critique. The this, which may not us the case lrulil >s that no newspaper report- if he is bottle-fed by a series of er ctm escape over the years some individuals, none of whom feed mm experiences that leave him months at the right time. toier, screaming at himself. I have At the start, infants may awak- beerl a reporter longer than most, en as often as 12 to 14 times a If mv every day business associates, day asking to be fed, but hxtei- on, ranging from a South Sea Island rhey put themselves on a reason- bcal <ty handing me a basket of poi- ably regular schedule, which some sm P'nfc bananas, to the kin» of mothers testify is almost as cffec- the movies' horse oprys, to °Sen. time as having an alarm clock do H °mei- Ferguson worrying about 'be job. i his own personal underwear shortQUESTIOM: During the course a =- see 'n odd, I can't help it. I of a general check up, a physician j >'™ldn't want to. r would have found sugar in my urine. He tested i hnte ti to miss knowing a single one my blood for tolerance to glucose, I of thc People mentioned in my but as this turned out all right, he \ took , including th e government's told rue I did not hnve diabetes official money maker, who is green Under what condition dees sugar al! over appear in the urine in a non-din- H e applied to m e, as a social favor, a smudge of the green he uses on 8100,000 bills. I hated to wash it off. was fun living all the things that went into this book. It was rough writing it, because I ani" a Inzy fclow. I hope thsrV those of you who read it enjoy it and that because of it, you ma'y decide your o?.n sons and daughters could do worse, much worse, than 7>ecome newspaper people. I also hope that if you get any ideas for revenge on the boss who made me review my own" book, you'll get in touch with me promptly. betie person ANS\VER: Sugar may be found m the urme after eating an exc«s- sive amount. Normal urine contains a minute trace of sugar and thij may temporarily increase in nervous individuals or if the kidney lets an extra amount pass. 15 Years Ago In Bljjtheville— Tom Jones, who j s employed in ittle Rock, spent the week end ere visiting his wife and relatives. W. p. yeazy is in Little Rock lor svcral days on business. Mrs. Joe T. Blythe or Detroit, •Ilch., is visiting Miss Leila Blythe ud her mother. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Wolfort and Its. Milton Sternberg spent yes- erda in Memphis. Mrs. H. A. Smith returned from little Rock yesterday after several ays visit with Mr. and Mrs. Gus Laslcy anrt family. . _.. „._ "icy led the jack of spades and (ore his air show. Ed invited them °v«took the queen in order to ruff to the broadcast. Half an hour after n llcrir t' in dummy. Then they had the show, unmindful of what he '" " had to do thc next day, Ed was on to josf a spade and a diamond. v. - „ ~.. Af t« winning the ace o( hearts, plane en route to Phoenix to Hirsch cashed the jack of spades watch the boys In spring training, playin low from his own iS Says^cl: I have an understand- Then he cashed thc ace of dla- McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Howard Hughes Is spending half a million dolllnrs to sell sin. TVmt's the advertising budget on the Har- Don'l Take Trump lircak for Granted BY WIT.UAM MCKENNEY America'* Card Authority Written for NEA Service Tournament bridge has an ar- dont new supporter in prcd Hirsch of New York, fte has received his inonds and led a small diamond Wc.st won and returned a heart, which Hirsch could ruff safely in dummy with the king or spades. He ruffed another diamond, picked up the adverse trumps, cashed the k'ng of hearts, mid won the last two tricks with the ace and king Of clubs. Tlie pitfall that Hirsch nvoldc, was Inking it for granted that the trumps were going to break three i.wo. With thc singleton ace of henrts In dummy, he said he ex pccte<i the trumps to break four or>e or possibly flve-none. Cotton Is used to make 90 per cent of the world's clothing. Read Courier News Want Ads. Feet Have Grown Women have, on the average, larger feet than their mothers" and grandmothers, size 21-i, which was fairly common 40 years ago, is not stocked now, tii e average size today being 5. China and India together hnve as great a population now as the entire world had a little more than iOO years ago. Associate Justice HORIZONTAL 1 Pictured U. S. jurist, Felix UBeholrl! 12 Type of race H Indigent 15 Upon 16 Harem rooms 117 Be carried 118 Ireland | 20 Manuscripts [ (ab.) 21 Indians 24 Debar 25 Particles 26 He is an asso- port ^iniuia.i:, 11 Knowledge 52 Indian weight 12 Heavy blow 23Pnrrot 17 Symbol for 28 Mountain ,28 Slightest '30 Mountain nymph 33 Morindin dye 34 Toward 35 We 36 Therefore 37 Billiard shot 30 Cook in an oven 41 Harvest goddess 42 Powerful explosive « Limb 45 Soft drink 49 Point 52 Head covers 54 Prevaricates 55 Charter 50 Symbol for erbium 57 Get.up 59 Dolt BO Musical note 61 Uncontrolled VERTICAL 1 Preposition 2 Color (pi.) 3 U. S. territory 4 Naval ail- station <ab.) 5 "Blue Grass State" (ab.) 6 Distinct part 7 Interpret 8 Golf mounds 9 Diminutive of Edward ' 10 English cincme 28 Varnish ingredient £9 Note in Guide's scale 31 Onager elate justice of 44 Uncommon the U. S. Su- 45 Slipped preme . 4g Fronch rive 27 Man's name 47 profound •I 8 While 50 Press 51 Confined 53 Capuchin ...„. monkey 32 Period 55 Mortar tray 38 Frolic 58 Registered I 40 Dress nurse (ab.) i 43 Genus of. 59 Symbol for ' maples •' manganese sir m. s«£ 1 1

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