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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1982 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: W»llac« Witmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- etHce »t Blythevtlle, Arkansas, under »ct ot Con- ines, October e. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blyihevllle or «ny tuburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a rarllus ol SO miles, »5.00 per y**r, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And saith unto him. All these things will I (Ire thee, If thou wilt fall down and worship me. —Matthew 4:9. * * • The realization of God's presence Is the one sovereign remedy against temptation.—Fenelon. Barbs Some of the Easter hst.s may be smaller, but we doubt that they'll cut down the overhead expense. * * • There wouldn't be near as many rich men If folk didn't profit by the mis lakes the rest of us make. * * * Some farmers have radios In their hen houses, bub how do they get stations to play setting exercises ? * • * Building has brought a shortage of plumbers In the east, says * news Item. Give them time, they'll get there' * * * Touring season soon will be here—so that old car of yours must be about ready to break down I X-Ray Clinics Offer You Chance to Save Your Life The mobile X-ray unit is coming. And, unlike the shrimp boats, il offers you the chance to snvo your life and to protect the health of your family. Tuberculosis is one of the most crippling diseases. A one-year bed sentence from the White Plague is lenient. Many patients, if their case progresses undiagnosed, spend several years on their backs. Could your family wait a year for you to get well? Could your job wait that long? Could you spare a child, or any other member of your family, for even six months? Probably not. Therefore, it is only exercising common sense to have a chest X-ray made periodically. Watch for announcement of when the unit will be in your community. If you miss it-one place, try to go to it when it visits a neighboring area. It will be in Blylheville on April 23, 24, 25, 28 and 29. You can hardly afford to deny yourself this opportunity. Formal Policy Talk Memos Needed to Complete Record Pity the poor historian who must try to find the truth about the era we are now living in. There are more diaries, letters, memoirs and other documents being accumulated than ever before. But the sum total probably produces less information of use to history than we had before the typewriter was invented. For one thing, some of the most crucial decisions made by men In high public office are never spelled out in documents at all. They are often the result of verbal agreements, and the only documentary evidence may be a note reading: "This is to confirm our conversation of yesterday." Because so much history these days is being threshed out in verbal conference among men of high position, we are compelled to fall back upon the various versions offered later by the individual conferee?. But, unhappily, the accounts seldom agree. Indeed, they frequently are diametrically opposed. Take, for example, the question of our changing attitude toward Russia right after World War II. From President Truman's highly publicized new book we get one version. From former Secretary of State James F. Byrncf; we get another. From Jonathan Daniels, southern editor once close to the White House as an adviser, still another. Where does the truth lie? You can run down a long list of events of recent memory about which the same dilemma exists. There are half a dozen different stories in every case. Who to believe? Actually, it isn't just the historian who suffers from the confusion. The baffled citizen, trying to decide whether the policies of his leaders are wise or not, hardly knows where to turn. If he slnrs with an already conceived opinion, he naturally will choose the version that suits his prejudices, liut if he is simply seeking the uncolorerl truth, he's in a bad way. The answer to this does not likely lie in wiring- all our conference rooms with dictaphones or taking tape recordings of everything that passes between top officials. There is still a great deal of point in allowing our government to hammer out the raw material of policy in private. Men's minds operate more freely beyond the glare of public attention. Yet there should be no endorsement of "secret" government, of a process by which decisions are taken behind locked doors and sprung on the public completely cold. Once a tentative policy line is agreed on among the top brass, it ought to be submitted for study by all interested parties. If the subject matter does not concern security or the most delicate diplomacy, it ought to have some measure of public debate before adoption. This procedure, of course, dues not solve the problem of the historian and the citizen who eventually would like to know — accurately—who said what in the original high-level discussions. Maybe we should insist, by law, that formal memorandums be drafted to embody all policy decisions, so there will be no liig gaps in the written record. And perhaps we ought to have a special corps of stenographic reporters to set down the full give-and-take of the preceding conferences. These materials need not necessarily be published soon after the event, unless this could be done without injury to the country or to honorable public servants. Hut they would be available when the time arrived to pass full and final judgment on the men and policies involved. Views of Others lut the Comedy Attorney General McGrnth hns turned the Newbold Morris Invest gallon Into Hollywood slapstick stuff. Two months ixfter he scraped off some of the pie thrown Rt him in the corruption quiz, McGrnth hns thrown a ple.ot his own. McGrath promised Morris "rinjlmlted co-oi>er- fltlon" when he \vn-s immeci to Investigate corruption. Now the Attorney General not only bulks nt answering Mon is' questionnaire, but tells a subcommittee he would not npiwint Morris II he hnct to <to it over again. This bit of comedy elevates the Attorney General to a restricted club, the First- Thoughts on Second Thoughts Society. Morris himself was one of the founders. Earlier this month he said In answer to a question he would rot have appointed Maj. Gen. Harry Vaughan as a White House aide had he been able to do so. Gen. Vnughan is still to be heard irom. if he had to do it over again, what person would he not appoint who was already appointed, and for what? Presumably anybody \vho lacks public confidence ought to be able to express a of confidence in somebody else. Yet none of the official gng writers has done very weH In this routine. Congressmen who havo roared to the heavens about corruption have spent more than a month Investigating the Investlgator, and keeping him from gftting anywhere. The Investigator himself has allowed himself to be turned into a kind of defendant, by outbursts nf anger garnished, with explanations of his connection with surplus ship deals. His superior in the Justice Department, after expressing noble scnthncnts of co-operation, has tried to mnke himself look better by making the investigator Jock tvorse. So far the Attorney General has been 'uncommonly reluctant to have any inquirer look at his files or do much of anything-. It is time to cut the comedy In Washington, The public has not- forgotten'the evidences of corruption. These still have to be Investigated. And Attorney General McGrath's own department is the place for the investigation to begin. No obstructionism can hide that fact. —St. Louis Post-Dispatch SO THEY SAY This Boby-Srtting Deo! Is Getting Out of Hand Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Hollywood's Buzzing About: Barbara Puyton to a friend: "I'm going back to Tom, if he'll have me." Watch for an any-day announcement nou- nljout that movie co-starring Barbara and Neal. June Havoc's screams about her old rnovle, "Hi Diddle Diddle." play- Ing the TV circuit. It was filmed before a nose-bobbitjg operation. C. B. DeMille talking to foreign Importation Ursula Theiss about starring in "Helen of Troy." Bob N'eal and Mi Dalley calling off wetlding plans. She's Dan's ev. Farley Granger's dignified "press campaign" now that he's no longer on the arm of Shelley Winters He's even Interivews. barred fan magazine Talltilah Bankhead's plans for a TV show In the fall. Several months ago she was spurning all video offers with: . "Television. Ye Rails. They mad to shoot Shirley Temple througl- gauze wlicii she was only six. They'd have to shool me throu»Ji linoleum." A new trend In theater exhibition In New Jersey— "Curtain at 8:40." One movie a nfehl. reserved scats and no popcorn In the lobby. It's a .gimmick designed to lure the "lost" audience back to the theater. Betty Button's quip ahout her sudden marriage: "I saw thousands of men around me in Korea, but not one of them He's the heavy in UI's "The Tem Man," and won't grieve It he never jrels another assignment to crush a I.ana or Hedy to his manly cheat. John, who v/as the "bee's knees" as a leading man in the late 1930's, IK saying that "some actors can play only leading men. I think the idea Is to prove that you can take any part and make something ot Frank Stockton's classic riddle yarn. "The Lady or the Tiger," te still on Producer Joseph Kaufman's agenda. He has two scripts—one set in ancient times, one for modem dress. Here's why Martha Stewart— and no other sln B er—Is bemr at- lowed by the producers of "Guys and Dolls" to do the famous Take Bark Your Mink" number 011 |h« niterr circuit. Martha lost oiit on a role In Fox's "The filil X'cxt Door" by agreeing io remain i" (lie cast of the Broadway hit an additional two weeks—and It's the producers' way of making up tile lost opp-)r(im!ly (o Martha. Hi? buzz in London concerns Margaret Lockwood's big contract with Producer Herbert Wilcox, who has only made pictures starring wifey Anna Neagle up till now. It may be that Anna Is retiring from Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Round-Robin of 'Vetoes' Stalled Last WSB Steel Wage Hearings WASHINGTON, (NEA1 — The inside story of how tile Wage Estah- llizntion Board arrived at Its recommendations In the now-celebrated steel wage case will provide it.-; main defense, in the coming WSH investigation Just voted by Congress. The full record the three- month steel wage case hearing ano Wage Board deliberations far n- to the night (ills many a volume of testimony. But the highlights of these proceedings Peter En*m on U)e pr | nc i p;ll Issues show how the Job was tackled nnd why » majority of the 12 board members came to the decisions reached in their final recommendations. In the first place. It is contended that the steel companies 1 representatives and the CIO steelworkcrs' un- j ion hnd done no real bargaining up j lo the time the case was Riven to WSB on Jan. T. In passing the case to the board, many Issues were included which were not Just wage questions. THESE WERE contract Issues, such as the union shop, incentives, seniority and local working conditions. Yet all were just as Important and Just ns controversial as the money questions. WSB set up a special panel to here all these pointe argued on their merits. Harry Shtilman of Yale was chairman,. Industry members were John Curry Bane, Jr., of Pittsburgh and Adm. Earl Mills of New York. ng hearings in New York Feb. 16. Then It reported to the full board, orally and In writing. Another month was required for the board's decision. INCIDENTALLY, (he comparable steol wage case in World War II took over a year to settle. It, too, was decided by an 8-to-4 vote, public and labor members approving, industry members disapproving. The problem of WSB Chairman Nathan P. Peinsinger and the four public members In the present steel wage case was to reach fair and equitable recommendations by majority vote, since the actual bargaining had been transferred to the board by labor and management. Tliis illustrated whrn the union shop issue came up for con- Fidrrntion. The first three motions all failed. Labor union representatives first moved that union shops he provided for. Public and industry members voted agninst It. INDUSTRY members then moved that the union shop be referred back to the unions and the companies. Public and labor voted No. Public members then moved that the issue be referred back to Ihe unions and the companies, with the pravisor that If no agreement could be readied by direct bargaining, the Issue would come back to the board. Labor and industry members voted against that. Public members then moved that the union shop be accepted in principle, but that the precise form should be worked out by the unions and the companies. This was to take Into consideration the fact that the*e. are different union shop Union members were Ell Oliver of j formulas now In effect, at such com- the railway brotherhoods and Arn- ' panics as General Motors. Crucible old Campo of the steelworkcrs. WSB members Rgree this was as high class a panel as wns ever assembled to handle any dispute case. It handled (he case fast, complet- | it carried. Steel and ome railroads. The stee' principals would have to work olil a formula of their own. Public anc labor members voted for that, anc that I could call my own. And that's! the screen. . . . Vivian and Ro'etta when I decided to get married." j Duncan will have their published memoirs. "Remembering." on the bookstalls when "Topsj- and Eva," Short Takes: Donald O'Connor will replace Frank Sinatra in UI's musical. "Nothing But The Blues." . . . Warner Bros, are dickering for George Jcssel's life story, with Danny Thomas as George. . . . Vincent Price is trying lo buy the story rights to "The Grer.t Man Votes," filmed 13 years ago by RKO with John Barrymore. It has nothing to do with the their movie biography, hits the theater screens. Closcups and Longshore: Av« Gardner's giving out with the eye- brow-liftinit quote: "I should have married sooner. I'd be a mother by now.". . . Bud Abbott and Lou Costello will make a 15-city tour to steam up box-office Interest In "Jack and the Beanstalk." . onlnlons of hot-blooded Italian mo-1 Humphrey liosarl figures that vie queens about Hollywood's Gables and Boyers, but John Hubbard, who's way past the Tonv Curtis age, is bowing out as a leading OX THE WAGE issue, a great deal of time was devoted to a search for what each side would agree to that a majority would accept. Labor proposed n straight 18 1 ,* cents an hour, across-the-board increase. Public and industry members voted o. Industry members then voted a nine-cent increase, the nine cents :o include all fringe increases. Pubic and labor voted No. The final recommendation which le public and labor members voted for d' was a 12';2-eent increase now, two and one-half ceni.s more July 1, another two and on-half cents Jan. 1, 1953, and no reopening of the con- Tact far further wage adjustments til July 1. 1953 — 18 months away. In the opinion of public members of WSB. this recommendation was within the area of its discretion un- and dummy won with the queen. Declarer led the six of diamonds from dummy and successfully finessed the queen of diamonds from his hand. After some thought. South led a low heart from his hand and won a finesse will) dummy's ten. (East played the five of hearts without any hesitation.) Encouraged by the success of all the finesses, declarer 'ed the nine of diamonds from the lummy. East covered with the ten, and der its rules. On cost of living increases alone, they claim that a 16- cents-an-hour increase would have been justified to cover price advances since Oct. 15. 1950. This was the index used in reaching agree- nent on tlie last steel wage contract, which expired Dec. 31, 1951. * • • INDUSTRY MEMBERS, however, claim that the cost of living increase shovild be only nine cents, going back to the index of Jan. 15, 1951. Second and third shift Increases of six and nine cents an hour, recommended by the WSB majority, are said to be under differentials as high as seven and one-half and 15 cents, in force in other industries. Filially It Is claimed by the board public members that this time the steel wage was not leading the parade In union labor rates. General Motors, for instance, has had three four-cent productivity Increases which stcclworkers do not get under the WSB recommendations. Rubber workers have also had increases which up to now have not been matched In the steel industry. South won with the ace. West discarded the deuce of clubs on this trick, so South realized that there was little nourishment Jn the diamonds. Switching hack lo hearts. South led the flueen of hearts from his hand, and this time East won with the king. He cashed the king of diamonds, and East discarded the six of clubs. At tills point East thought for about 10 seconds about whether or not to cash his last hich diamond. He finally did soand (his blew the defense. West and dummy discarded clubs, and East now led u ;lub. South had a good Idea of where the clubs were, so he played low, and West won with the ace. It didn't matter what East had returned, however, for South was ty then sure of three diamonds (the and four hearts. Instejd of cashing :he last dia- d, East should have returned is worth S500.000 to htn. added ticket sales for "The African Queen." He owns a chunk of tile pic tare Charles Laughton is set for ft sequel to "Mutiny on the Bounty" for a recreation of his "Captain Bligh" role. . . . George Dolenz'6 wife, janelle Johnson, has hired an acent and will try for a movie ca- Director John Braham was boast- Ing to Groucho Marx that he swims In the ocean every morning winter or summer. Groucho: "How far?" Brahm: "About a hat-mile, to a weed bank." Groucho: "Whaddya do, deposit weeds?" 75 Years Ago In Blytheville— Elmer Kirchoff, baseball coach of Rolla School of Mines, Rola, Mo., has been offered managership of the Osceola Indians, it was announced today. Mary Spain Usrey left yesterday for Si. Charles. Mo., where she is a student at Lindenwood College. Mrs. H.L. Reynolds was elected president of the Business nnd Professional Women's Club last night. There should be no regular er^ ics. Criticism must be a sideline. To go through life living off other people's work clearly has too Britten, British composer. * • * They (lobbyists) could certainly the Doctor Says- By EDWIN' P. .TOKnAN. M. D. WrWen tor .NEA Serrlc« One of (lie most common complaints of the later years of Hfe is creaking AHC] grtUing in the knees. I kcp them trimmed and the tops scmpcrt off. Wnt should be done? Ft.O, nwociated with discom-1 A—A fungus infection of the fort. j nails U often extremely difficult to Q--OT late I have noticed a dcf-j cure*. A person who has this un- inlte creak in my knees when go-! pleasant conrtiiEon shoulil be under up nnd down stnirs. Would this^ the care of a skin who \vetl as employ othpr measures. rtrrmalol«*l5ts arc fr-ink In tllnr that this Is one of thrlr be a lack of vitamins, or a more j may want to give X-ray treatments serious thing? Mrs. D. I A—In all probability, this Is A <le-i generative romlilion in the knee- Jolnl. probably nol related to Tila-j mns * difficult problems, min lack. It Is not serious except] * * * for the discomfort which It rn.iy; Q I have had a nervous heart cause, though It sometimes under the name of degcnc • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Cashing In Tricks Poses Problems By OSWALT) .MCOBY Written for NEA Service When you're defending against three no-trump you're sometimes ••"•'-" given a chance to cash defensive j tricks. Jusl remember that it cioes- nf always pay to do so. It's perfectly true that you'll never beat three no-trump unless you can somehow produce five tricks. spade. Nov.- South would have only two diamonds—his ace and queen. Those two tricks together with '.wo spades and four hearts would yield only eight tricks, Eefore he could develop n ninth trick, the spades would defeat the contract. Dog Day | HORIZONTAL 5 Crate (ab.) 1,7 Breed of 6 Native of= canine ,««« „. 13 Venerate 7 ^ re ? d dl » a f e 14 Trying 8 Native metal experience 9 Harem room 15 Takes as one's I0 Somber. o\vn child ] * Narrow way 16 A dog often 12 Otherwise tricks 19 Peer Gj-nt's slant! the light (of televised congressional sess ons). Thev certainly get the money. Then the poor people might have a chfmca to see these very expensive people we have around Washington.— Sen. Bumet Maybank <b_, S.C.), Answer to Previou* Puzzf« Of /A i_ fc " A K A C? e £ A A T A, V E K A G E a. M E 5 Ei F-» A R e c? i 5 S b; W s 1 R A ^ br. A. E T R U 1 M = 1 N\ M AA E A ^ O J T 3 & U 5 T =. fc= &, EZ A "1 I E - O "e ^ B U U U !» i ^ A ?> E p> U A T V 1 L? F» e ft u s t= £ V A. E E 9 C c> E ff S A V X C7 B T & R arthritis or ostfo-arthritls. It is for many years. Could this bring on x heart attack? Mrs..H. W. A—It is hard to tell just what Is \Ve have, in effect, given the enemy our guarantee that 500.000 Chinese Nationalists on Formosa will not Vic used against the Chinese Mainland.—Sen. William F. Knowl.ind (R.. Calif.). * • * Daily, congrrss and gmnd juries are turning up sickening conduct of federal civil officials. These exposures can mean only one thing: that our method of selection ar.rt organization of federal cinnloves is badly at fault somewhere.— Herbert Hoover. « * « As 1 see It, the two iircMdrnttal campaigns of Senator Taft and General Eisenhower tend to blrxk each other and cMnrtl racli other nnrt make the nomination of eiilier one very unlikely next July.—Harold Stasieo. harmful for a person with this sort meant by a "nervous heart." This, of condition to carry too much ! In Itself, Is not s serious heart weight. A certain amount of relief disease, and would not be likely to can oftrn he obtained by we.irtng; bring on a Heart attack or coron- elastir bandages and by other ary thrombosis, measure*. Q—Will a Q--My two-year-old son is seri-; nose cruise ously hothered <vHh constipation, and my sister wonders if this is be- crooked bone in the serious trouble to breathinc? Mrs. C. R. A—H cau very well obstruct one cause he wears overall pants wllh.' of the nostrils so brfathlmr elatlc which leave a mark around;!' more difficult, if the symptom* his nhrionlrn. Mrs. F. E. Cl. : arc very severe, one ha* to consM- A—It Is no| wise fur anyone lo rr an operation to sfralfhlen the wear sntuethtnc loo tight nrnuiu] . septum in the nn*e. th<* abdomen, but It seems doubtful ' • • * this could r.ilisr rnnMip.ltlon | Q .^ s , t possiw ., tor a ,,„,„„„ to n a two-year-old boy A more po through the chanee of life in hkeycausrUhlsrtiel. »nrt of course, i h( . twenties or earlv thirties be- JMblI I""}'.'a pin also. This; S l,o,,l,l : CMfr of m optrn , io - n on tne - e . be thoroughly discussed with your m3 ] c organs? Mrs A son's doctnr.^ ^ ^ • A ._, f ,,„„, „,.„•,„ lr( , nmnni hy operation, tbere will he a prema- Q—1 have a fungus growth under: lure menopause. my toenatls which' raises the nails >•• unpkntnt, tlthough I Rud Courier Newi ClMeified Adt. NORTH (D) EAST *84 V AJ 1073 • J96 + J95 WEST *K97632 »33 • K1087 * Q 8 1 3 SOUTH AAJ5 VQ64 * AQ432 + K7 Neither sld« W)L EM* South West Pass I N.T. Pass Pass + A106Z North Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—4 S 17 Golf mound 18 Capuchin monkey 20 Born 21 Placard 22 Oxidizing enzyme 21 Deadly potions 23 Notators It's equally true that you'll never get five tricks It you first let declarer make nine tricks. The piint is made in the hand shewn today, played originally in the recent Vanderbilt Cup Tournament. tht o( 25 Interstices 28 Musteline mammal 32 Only active volcano in U. S. 33 Barter 34 One of boals of Columbus 35 Pared 36 Cuts 37 Nautical paymasters 38 Quell 40 Follower 43 Pilfer 44 Grains (ab.) 47 Bullfighter 50 One whose properly is mortgaged 53 Expunged 54 Decorated 55 Sels anew 56 Gun dog VERTICAL ! Brotherhood (coll.) 2 Interpret 3 Cry ot Bacchanals 4 Fiber knot* 24 Emphasis 25 European mountains 26 Shower 27 Domestic slave SOWestphallan 42 Ages river 44 Insect 31 Communists 45 Network 35 Indian villages 46 Soothsayer of Arizona 48 Compass 37 Golf teacher 49 Soak flax 39 Goads 51 Anger 40 Passage In the 52 Entomology brain (ab.) I

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