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PAGE SB *LYTHEVTLr,E (ARK.) COURIER KEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREOHICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered «s second class nmtler at the post- office al Blylheville, Arkansas, under act oJ Congress, October 8, 1917, Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blylheville or any suburban town where carrier service is main- Uined, 20o per week, or 85c per month. By mall, n'ithfn a radius at 50 miles 14.00 per year, J2.00 for six months. $1.00 lor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations A man that Iwareth false witnew against till neighbour I* a maul, and a sword, and a gliarp arrow.—Proverbs 25: IS. * * * Listen not to a talebearer or slanderer, lor he tells Ihee nothing out of good-will; but as he discovereth of the secrets of others, so he will of thine in turn. —Socrates. Barbs Snowbound cities have had Die brand of headaches that are not cured by ice packs. * * * What some folks necri is an alarm dock thai will ring when it's lime lo rl&e to the occasion. * * V If March comes in like a lion this year, as far as we're concerned It can promptly take it on the lam. » • * A doctor says the average person is sick right days each yrar. Hr forgets that Ihe firsl of the monlh comes 12 times. * * * Green is the most soothing color, according to a writer. Especially If there is a one, or a five, or a ten on it. Full House Should Judge Legislation-Not One Group Whether you're for or against the Truman program, you shoiiltl welcome the Administration's victory over the House group that tried to scuttle the new system lor bringing bills to the floor. For many years the House rules committee had life and death control over legislation. It was like a traffic cop, steering some projMsals to a floor vote, blocking others. It could smother any measure it disapproved. Countless bills that would have passed the House never reached the floor. Some were bad, but some were good. The relatively unknown committee members struck down both kinds—without regard to popular sentiment or the views of the whole House. Last year Administration forces succeeded in breaking the committee's stranglehold on legislation. It rammed through the committee itself, and then the House, a new plan under which a measure could be brought to the floor three weeks after the committee turned thumbs down on it. In other words, the committee could be by-passed. The change was generally hailed as H triumph for more broadly democratic methods over the autocratic impulses of the tiny group of men on the rules committee. The new 2!-day rule meant that the full House could be assured of making the final decisions on controversial issues. But as the 1SM9 session opened a coalition of Republicans and southern Democrats on the rules committee took command and reversed the 1948 action. It decided to cast out the 21-day rule and restore to the committee its power ( to throttle any bill. Republicans flatly said they hoped thus to block most of President Tinman's social welfare program. Southern Democrats made plain they wanted to stop civil rights bills. The Administration was seriously concerned that it might lose the advantage gained last year. Headed by Speaker Kayburn, Texas Democrat, Mr. Truman's House chieftains marshaled all thc strength they could lo keep the 21- day rule. The fight looked close, but in the end the Administration won by a surprising 236 lo US:5 when 64 Republicans came over to ils side. So, once more the old undemocratic system is out the window. That's where il ought to slay. Its supporters argue that legislative traffic runs wild without that check. But its hard to he- lievo that sensible lawmakers can't devise a way to .sleer hills wisely without giving Hie rules cornmiUec veto power over them. The House floor is the place to decide the fate of major issues. All the ocks Aren't Holding Their Own Boston police and Ihe KB! profess to be horrified that officers using only nail files and penknives wers able to pick new locks on six "impregnable" doors leading to Die offices of Brink's, Inc., scene of the $150,000,000 robbery. They needn't be so smug about it. We recall the time when a lock-picker long schooled in his trade offered to show Die FBI he could get through the doors at the Justice Department which were raled pick-proof. According lo reliable reporl, the gentleman made good his boast. There seems io be some doubt whether the defense is keeping up with the offense in thc lock business. nation's representatives, not just a chosen few, should pass upon Ihem. If they make a bad choice, the volers can re- jecl them-and put in other men who can correct the error. That's the sound democratic approach. Views of Others Jobs for Oldsters Need for expanding the employment opportunities of older workers is coming into lulter recognition. Tlie New York Slat* Joint Legis- tive Committee on problems of the AKinB makes this one of the lorecosl recommendations ol its second report. .The Advisory Council on Social Security set up by the Senate Finance Committee recommended last yrar that the federal government establish a commission to study Ihe problem of the aged. Including their polentiaiiues for employment. The National Industrial CJonter- ence Board urges greater opportunities. Ewan Clague, Commissioner of i.aoor Statistics, declares that the constructive loug-nm solution Is the development of jobs aud occupations which can adequately be filled by older workers. Most elderly persons do not retire voluntarily, but at the will of their employers or because they are unable to wort:, the advisory council pointed out. Far the great majority ot jobs, 65 years is too early lor retirement, and the growing practice of retiring all persons at 65 should be decisively halted, in the judgment ot Prof. Sunnier H. Slichter. the Harvard labor economist. The desire of a great many to stay on Ihe job is evidenced by 900.000 workers ot 05 and over who are entitled to the government's old-age insurance declining to accept it, preferring to remain employed. Many who liave put in 45 or 50 years of work find it a disaster to be suddenly cut oil and sent into Idleness, whether on a pension or public assistance. SVays must be opened lor those who want to continue their employment to do so. Hundreds of thousands will he happier and healthier, they will add to the productive labor force of the ng[iqjt~..itnd contribute to Improving the general standard ot living. CHRISTIAN SCfENCK MONITOR What to Use for Money "But what are we going to use for money?" Is a question that is both universal mid perennial, and the Chase National Hank answers it Interestingly. Nearly everything has Been used for money at one time or another, according lo thc Chase. Tobacco. Salt. Tea. Hard candy. Pish hooks. That, as we said before, is interesting, but Is it helpful? "nut what are we going to use for money?" is not the abstract query of an economic theoretician, ft Is the plaint of n person who Is broke. And when he is really broke, he doesn't mean just what, is he going to use lor money. He means, among lots or other Ihmgs. what is he going to use for tobacco, salt, lea. hard candy ,and fish hooks? ST. 1 LOUIS POST-DISPATCH So They Say In a democracy the dying back of the attull brain is « .social and security hazard al any time. It is manyfold a hazard In a democracy engaged In an atomic armaments race with a power voweri to destroy it.—Dr. James Killian, Jr.. president. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. * * + More than anyone else he (Gen. Henry Arnold) was responsible for building tile great American Air Torce. He contributed much to the winning of World War II.—Defense Secretary Louis Johnson. » * * Tn addition to economic drives, workers crave participation in economic life as partners, equals in human dignity, not necessarily In judgment, skill, or pay.—Dr. Arthur E. Morgan, (ovmer chairman of TVA, * * * Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, hut impossible to enslrvve.--O«n. Omar N. Bradley, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Stuff. t » » 1 am just a fanner from Missouri who hart bad luck and pot kicked Into a big job.—President Harry s. Truman. * * » Stalin rules r.nly through the strength ot l*nin. He is an Interpreter of Lenin.—Historian Arnold Toynbee. t * « Many liberal arts colleges are educating women largely by default. More aud more parents are becoming prejudiced against college women.— ['resident Ocorge D. Stoddard, University of Illinois. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1950 Telling the Dictator.Where to Get Off MacKenzie Recalls Nightmare Of Ship Sinking with Aid Near PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Coses Show Conflicts Between State And Federal Laws on Labor Matters WASHINGTON — fNKA1 - - Recent jailing of seven Rome. Ga., textile workers and a local representative of their union, on charges of violating an anti-picketing injunction, has brought into sharp fnciis the growing conflict bctv.'een i federal and stf.te labor laws. ' The Rome case goes back lo 1948. when Textile Workers Union. OfO. was negotiating for a 15-ccnts-nn- hour wage increase in the synthetic yarn tn.'lustry. American Viscose Corporation signed first, then Ccl- aiiese Corporation signed tor its Cumberland. Md.. plant. Contract with the Rome Celmiese plant expired later, and when negolialirm.-j be-jan for renewal, the corporation offered a S-cent Increase. The union voted to strike Aug. 15. 1948. and closed the plant for two months. Then, the corporation mailed notices that tlie Rome plant would reopen Oct. 26. and that all employes who did not report for work would be regarded as having quit. J. D. Pedigo, Ihe union's representative in charge of the strike, Rdvispf] against returning to \vor.\-. On Ocl. 25 the corporation p«li- tiourd for an injunction limiting the number- of pickets to lv.-o for the whole planl and forbidding h timidatinn 01 coercion of workers. The injunction wn.s granted by Floyd Ciunty, Ga,. Superior Couri bill the union chose \to disobey it and stepped np picketing. In November a number of pickets w'ere arrested for contempt of court. F.ight of them were found euilly pf civil cnlllempt and fined $2(10 each fn addition, Perisho and three oth- otlicrs 10 days. When the strike was settled Dec. a. 1948. with the granting of the 15- cent increase originally demanded. the injunction was lifted. The corporation agreed to drop court action against all union members and lo iphire them without prejudice, which is usl'al practice. The court which had issued the injunction, however, refused to lift its sentences on the eight men. The- union appealed their cases lo Georgia Supreme Court. Lost April this higher court found that the eieht had been guilty of criminal contempt., though they hart been originally convicted of civil contempt. This reversed an earlier Georgia .Supreme Court decision from and nature, thal contempt action arising a strike was civil not criminal. This resulted In a union appeal to the U.S. Supreme Corrt. But on .Inn. 9 it ruled against review of the case, thus upholding the Georgia decision. So on Jan. 20 Ihe eight men began their jail sentences. On the heels of this action, a number of national anejps have tie- vf'looed. One is revival of the pro- po.'.il that, the power to grant injunctions be limited to federal courts only, in labor cases involving tnte'-^trite commerce. Wit-re raft-Hartley Yields To Stairs The Tatt-Hartley Law cedes isdiction to the slates in only two fields. First, if a state law restricting Ihe closed shop is more severe Uwn tiie federal law. the state Jaw is applied. Second, if slate lah'ir laws are consistent wil'i the Taft- ers were given 20 days in jail, the Hartley Law, then the .Nationality.' Labor Relations Board Is directed to cede jurisdiction to state labor authorities. Labor- union lawyers and lobbyists have in the past not. worried" lot much aboul the conflict bctweet: the federal and state labor laws, li the days when the Wagner Act was in force, state courls as a rule followed Ihe federal trend, which was io encourage trade union activities With the p?ssage of the Taft- Hartley Law. however, slate courts have sensed the change in climatr and have been interpreting and er forcing their labor laws accordingly. The conflict between federal anc stale labor law has in the past yea brought three other cases—in addi (ion U) the Rome, Ga.. case—before the S'ipremn Court, for review. In the first of these cases. In volviiik the state of Wisconsin anc the United Auto Workers. APL. thi Supreme Court upheld the Wiscon sin law governing unfair labor prac tices. Justice Jackson, delivering th majority opinion, ruled in elfec that when the. conduct of n labn union did not constitute a sirik affecting Interstate commerce, thej the case was rncler state and no under National Labor Relation Board jurisdiction. Two other cases now before th Supreme Court involve conflicts bi twpen federal and state labor la\ enforcement In Michigan and Wis consin. They will probably be hear during the present term of cour Government attorneys are espectc to .Irene for reversal of last year decision in thc Wisconsin-A PI. csi?< so as to strengthen federal fuilhor IN HOLLYWOOD Hy Frskine Johnson KA S la f f f 'orrrspn n rfr n I HOLLYWOOD — (NBA1— we have back wilh us today Miss Helen "Boop-Boop-a-Doop" Kane, the kid from the Bronx who once had a nation tied to her spitcurls. She's at M-G-M adding nostalgia to Ihe filmusica! "Three Litllc Words" by singing "I Wanna Be Loved by Ynu." But like Al Jol- 3011. she'll have somebody impersonating her before the camera. Li-agevs won't remember Helen Kane hut ma and dad will. Ma was^a tecn-.iger when tiny- short-bobbed Helen Boob-Boop-a- Thp place was so big that for two weeks J riirln't even see some relatives u-ho were living with me. "My friend", were having a wonderful time drinking and eating as my guests. Cart were going bv was dying, i was on a diet ami couldn't eat or drink. Belore I «as famous 1 always had a good tune?" Did she save any money? "A liule. Bill I was a ham and Knocked my brains out. Who saves big money in show business? You Th« DOCTOR SAYS There Is a common superstition hat birthmarks come because of n unfortunate Incident occurring > the mother during pregnancv, 'his has no scientific basis. Tlie laim that when a baby Is born with strawberry mark the mother had n uncontrollable desire for straw- Jerries cannot be proved. Sonic irthmarks are attributed to a light of the mother. All of these rteas are not true and do not stand p when carefully studied, Fortunately birthmarks are tisii- lly so small, covered with hair r placed in such an inconspicuous iart ot (he body that they do not ause concern. Occasionally, large nes appear on the lace or some ither conspicuous part of the body ,'here they seriously mar the looks. Some birthmarks are made up f numerous tiny blood vessels in he skin Such a "mark" Is called heinangioma. Some are level with he surface of the skin but have a lark purplish color which gives hem the common name of port •ino mark. Some birthmarks made un of >!ood vessels are rahed above the By DeWllt MacKeiui* A I- Foreign Affairs Analyst Tilts reminiscence has to do with a tragedy which has haunted me these many years—a nightmare of mass-dealh and calls for help which had to be Ignored, j 1 !' 16 , Gernli " 1 submarine campaign IVf! ,! 9 ,' 7 Kas at thc awful peak which all but broURht the allies to 4 their xnees. Our ship fr om the Far Last, filled with Australian and New Zealand soldiers enroute to the Western front, came steaming into a wintry Mediterranean which was boiling with U-boats. Everything was game for the sub mersibles, and they were taking i terrible toll of shipping and human life. Under .stern orders of the British Admiralty, all transport and cargo vessels were forbidden to attempt any rescue work for sinking ships. Instruction;; were to.turn fail and run liko the devil, lest the submarine also get you. Tliis wa.s the period which produced one of the strange tales of the war-not the one I set out to tell yon, but one which fits into our picture. Australian transports, loaded witii troops and nurses were heading for the western frail U mi- : Japane.se naval convoy. A submarine stuck a torpedo " one of the — - • •• ~~ • - ".^ - —<••— *niw mil- ui tne km level and are soft and spongy.! transports, which carried both sol Another >iithmark made up of blood vessels women"" "Save the men first, and then tha " irrcgi'tarly shaned and slightly •aised. n is called a spider nevus >ec«use the blood vessels at the •enter look like the body while the smaller ones passing outward resemble the legs of a snider. Sornr. Treatments There are various ways of treat- 11? port wine nevus or birthmarks, 11 aimed at closing off the blood •essels. so that blond ceases to flow hrouRh. Carbon dioxide snow may ;e usei 1 for the .small ones. These jirlhmaiks require delicate handing, however, as there Is some danger of leaving an abnormal skin •Uter the port wine birthmark has Jeen destroyed. Radium tieatment ir also effective In some cases. There is also A young Japane.se officer, thinking his superior had confined Hie order. «pld to him: ''Pardon sir, but you moan save the women first and then the men don't you?" "No." replied the admiral. "The allies have plenty of women but they need men. Save the men first." Well, they saved bolh women and men. However, under the Japanese code, the admiral had dishonored his emperor in losing a ship. There wn.5 only one way fn which lie could wipe, out the stain. Ke turned thc convoy over to his second in command — and shot himself. But to get back to my :,llip: our skipper almost never left" the bi id a new type of treatment with what! 1 recall one stretch of 48 hours of s called the Grenz ray. The same duty which he did without rest. kinds of treatment can be consid- I A " 'ne passengers were assigned to the abumarine watch In Paris, it. was no time, for slackness, for thi ered fnr the strawberry mark, o the spider nevus. In addition to treatments mentioned. I should mention that there teen ships were sunk near us as we _... plowed on toward? England. is at least one good commercial j It was on a black midm»ht. ts I preparation which can be used to j was standing watch on deck wiih a cover some kinds of birthmarks. I ship's officer, that we cnjouiitp-ed . , e nouiitp-e ! his comes In different colors and: the tragedy with which tlvs ac/I'it cnn be matched to the. skin of the is concerned. We weir-, of cmuse ii-Hividtial and applied once a dav running without lights. Not eve,, the 01 »o It has saved a lot ot self- elow of a claarette WHS ncrmitled consdou.-.ness and distress. Vmt of ' it wa.s en eerie business. f n .» ..... course is nr,l claimed, nor has any value, as a curs. Dr. Jordan will answer Questions from his readers In a special column once a week. Watch for it. couldn't .see much as we leaned :a?Pinst the rail. • Suddenly a steamer loomed tip^ only a comparatively .-hovt distance^ from us—ami she had all her liehts bh.zing. I don't know why we h?cl- n't spotted them before. Perhaps they had just been turned on. or a belt of fog may have been between us. Anyway, there they were, turn- ine her into a suicide shin. in his hand could be discarded. The play of the hand also proved quite Interesting. The opening leatl of the jack of diamonds was won -.-- „ .. .,... t . ut .„,.„. by East with the ace. A small heart] "The damned crazy fools." ex- was rctin ncn which declarer won in claimed by officer. "They're asking dummy with the king. The ten of I for it. They're sure to set it " clubs was led from dummy. East! He had hardly cot the words out covered with the king and declarer j of his mouth when .1 torpedo hit won the trick with the ace. Now he i I hem. It was a mortal blow, and cashed the queen and jack of clubs. [ their wireless began to beg for help. The ace of .spades wa.s cashed. : Word spread through our ship. Declarer entered the dummy by > Men gathered by the rail and there playing his last trump. The Jack I wasn't a mother's son who didn't of spades was then led. East cor- , want lo go to the rescue. And the icelly refused lo cover and declarer i stricken ship was so near! let it ride. When it held the trick he'Played another spade and claimed Ihe balance of the tricks. Dooped her way Into the heart of j can always use fresh money." She McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William F.. McKcnnry America's Card Aulliorily Wrillrn for NKA Servicr Show Your Cards Hy Good Bidding I received a very interest hie hand (rom Victor Mitchell of New Y..rk which gives a good lessor, on Adding. Over his partner's two-spade bid Mr. Mitchell I North) bid two ?5 Years Ago In BlytheYilte — Two hrn.lred guests have been Invited to attend a dance lu hi given ?"riday imht. at. the Country Club comnlimenting Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kimbrough of Nashville. Tenti., who will be the houscgucsts of Mr. and Mrs. Hnrry Kirby. Hosts and hoslcsses for the affair will be Mr. and Mrs. Kirby. Mi. and Mrs. Still, that iron-clad Admiralty order hung over u.s. As we knew that there wasn't a chance in the world of our escaping a torpedo ourselves if we didn't clear out. So we stemmed away a" fa.it as we couid go. The pity of having to do it! No wonder that call for help still haunts a fellow after all these years. D. Miller. Mrs Harvrv Morris h miHricriijnz . treatment for 10 days at Campbell's ' Clitm. in Mcniimis. Mr. and Mrs. Bvron Morse and Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Kiishncr are Russell Phillips. Dr. and Mrs. Hun- siiendmg several days in St. Louis, ter C. Sims and Mr. and Mrs. Max- Mo. plays an occasional America, not to mention her $200,000-a-year earnings. Helen's squeaky-voiced Boop-a- Doops in the rhythm breaks of songs like "I Wanna Be Loveri by You." "Do Something." and "That's My Weakness Now" came in vogue In 1928 and swept the country from Broadway lo Oregon's bacwoods- Xow, al 10. Ihr wife of » Nrw York rcslanninl owner, she's Mill Pftilr, hIark-hAlml and short- „,...,, bohlxri. but Ihrrr arr a (rw ril.ra j Irorn coast to coast. Her short .„,., pounds hilhrr anil thilhrr. Hut liter | ptirtcrl in ihc middle wilh a spil .lolsoti. thr voicr Is still thrrr. So j curl on cither'side, was copied ill lo rrrnrrt tin-j every beauty parlor in Anierir/, Reynolds Her Victor records sold bv the says she still niirht club. Hrtrii uas just another niplit rHib sinjrr with » trip to F.n;lanri as an Ingrnur with thr M a r v "rothrrs to her rrrdil whrn shr first sniLrakrri "B<wip - Bmip - a - Ooop" from Ihr stapr of Ihf Xcw V«rk Paramount Tlieatrr. That, did It. Helen became a national figure. Kids and adults imitated her JI-Ci-M liirrd l.ri sonj; with Cntr Debbie playing Hrlrn Kanr on llir irrcrn. As Helen's memory goes back lo 1928: "1 had Job. Three days later my was up in lights, one day SO cents and (lie next day tough time getting a name I had I had $50,000. Money and fans were falling out of trees. Hollywood couldn't wait to get me at any price." Did nilrnima But with the sis-ficure movie contract came a murderous diet. When Helen cats she gels fat Hollywood didn't want her fal. Helen remembers: "I was rich but I wasn't having; any fun. i bought half n mountain in Beverly Hills with a btg mansion and a swimming pool. thousands. There were niahi club dates, movies, radio, a comic strip and even an animated film character railed Betty Roop. Helen sued Us creator. Max Flcisher. for half a million on charges of plagiarism 'look It up • . . 1 had to> wilh the complaint that she was losing her identity as Helen Kane and becoming Betty Hoop, Wrong Slanl She lost the snii. though Lawyers later agreed she made luc mistake charging plagairism when she claimed restraint of should li fide. But she didn't really care. Thr mnnrv was rollinc in in Srt HOI.LVWOOI) on I'ajc ~, * AK10965 V A 10 «K + AQJ3 Lesson Hand—Neither vul. South Wt>( North East 2 4k Pass 2 N. T. Pass 3 + Pass 3 V Pass 3 * Pass t * Pass 61^ Pass Pass Pass Opening—» J i Feathered Creature I Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted feathered creature 7 It is an bird 13 Rented 14 Reveler 15 Consume 16 FEeron 18 Make a mistake VERTICAL 1 Ravel silk 2 Cured 3 Grade 4 Exists 5 Retain G Him 7 Mineral rocks R Location 9 Company (ab.) 10 Followers tSBeveragemade H Sea nymph with malt 12 Printing 20 Vegetables mistakes 2! Ocean 17 Egyptian 22 Victory in sun god Europe (ab.) 25 Press 27 Military reservation 28 Exposition 33 It has a bill 34 Ascended 36 Despot 37 Feels no trump, as ho was using thc ace- showing convention. (Without any ace.s and less than a trick and a half, thc proper response Is two no Irutnp.) When his partner showed Ihe sec- i ond suit wilh a thre-chib bid, Mr. j Mitchell decided he would atlcmpt | to show (he king of hearts wilh » I three-heart bid. Over his partner's! three-spade bid. he bid four clubs' on this theory: He knew his part-, ner had more spades than clubs.) Therefore, on Ihe long sp.irle suit, I either the losing hearts or diamonds' 23 Pronoun 24 Revise' 27 Final musical passage 29 Artificial, language 30 Any .11 Atop 32 Mountain (ab.) 33 Mentally sound 35 Cooking vessels 38 Transpose (ab.) 39 Biblical pronoun 40 Tear 42 Sadness 47 footed vase 48 Full (suffix) •19 Worship 50 Dance step 51 Snugglfc 53 Depart! 55 Trolls 56 Slope* 26 Musical sound 41 Mexican coin 42 Valley 43 Poems ^'l Behold! 45 Spheres 4S Stagger 4 7 Above 52 Thulium (symbol) 54 Georgia (ab.}

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