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FACE POUB THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINZS, Publtaber HARRT A. HAWES, A**fatftnt Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Anodatc Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. MvcrtWnf Manaeej Bole National Adrertlrtnf ItopmentaUve*: Wall&e* Witmer Co, New York. Chlca«o Detroit Atlanta, Uenipbl*. Entered u second class nutter »t the poat- ettic* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- (reu, October 8. 1917. Member o! The Associated Pres» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: . By carrier In the city of BlythevUlc or »nj suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles MOO per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, 110.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a •eaton, if aerA be, ye are la harlots* (drouth manifold temptations.—I Peter 1:6. » • • Every temptation Is an opportunity of our getting nearer to Cod. Barbs Pupils of a Morrisvlllc, N. Y., school had a two- day holiday when buses couldn't navigate muddy roads. Not exactly a dirty trick on the kids. • • • A self-made man IM usually one who selected a wife »ho made him ttork. • • • Butchers in a Florida town had a gon tournament. We trust they watched their slice. ' * * It Is wiser not to let friends know that what you're lelling Ibem Is a secret. Then maybe Ihcj won't repeat H. • * • A judge suggests brain examinations lor speeders. Isn't that taking a lot for (ranted? Mystical John L.'s Motives More Puzzling This Time At long last President Truman has invoked the national emergency clause of the Taft-Hartley act in an effort to •get striking coal miners back into the pits. With the mines now completely shut down after sporadic stoppages since Jan. 1, Mr. Truman picked a three-man board of inquiry to look into the rrlirWia' \vage- pensidn dispute. He may g'et'a federal injunction ordering the miners to work for at least 80 days. The President clearly resorted to the Taft-Hartley act only when all other means had failed and coal reserves had sunk to a dangerous low. His reluctance to use the law that organized labor finds so distasteful is quite understandable. In the first year or so of its existence, Mr. Truman relied on Taft-Hartley several times with telling effect. But since then opposition to it has been a cornerstone of Democratic policy and he has leaned over back. wards to avoid using it. No doubt he believes labor will forgive him this last-ditch use of the law because John L. Lewis |,,, s | c ft ] lim no choice. . What has been in John L.'s mind m tins coal controversy isn't so easy lo say. Certainly this has been one -01 his most mystifying performances. In the long course of the current dispute he has made virtually no real effort to negotiate the issues around a • table. He took his men out on strike last fall without even having stated his demands to the coal operators. Those are now plain enough, but there hasn't been any genuine bargaining over them. To be sure, the operators have been m °™ resfelnnL llinn usual and that has complicated Lewis' maneuvering Apparent y once he realized their stiffen . altitude h e determined to bring them to thc,r knees by cutting coal stocks until they cned for mercy. But this time they refused to yield even when paralysis threatened. In that situation Lewis could either have reversed his field, softened his approach and started to deal earnestly with the operators; or he could have al- owed the emergency to grow ^ rse in the sure knowledge the government *ouW step m and force «,me k inct of solution. In the past that strategy has often paid off for the miners. This time he chose that path again f Vet why did Lewis turn down the President s proposal for a non-Taft-Hart ley fact-finding board that involved no prospect .of the hated injunction Je.- T oh nr,' 8pecu «l«'>n John L.s motives. Under Taft-Hartlev ginnery, a fact-finding board does not make recommendations. The obiec t.ve | S to compel both sides in » dispute to work out a solution. Should ] e however, dedd, to ignor. the whole eedure—including a government injunction—the President might a«iz« the mines. The miners' chief may want this, figuring the ultimate settlement reached under government operation would probably favor his men. And by forcing the President to invoke the Taft-Har(ley Jaw Lewis may think He is bringing political embarrassment down u|»n Mr. Truman'* head. H would not tjc the first time the mine chieftain has tried lo embarrass a president. Or possibly he may have concluded that every use of the law, even when his own men are the object, stirs further dissatisfaction with this legislation and heightens prospects for its ultimate repeal. These are mere conjectures, of course. There is nothing else to go on. For the always puzzling Lewis was never more ' baffling than now. «LYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Views of Others Heaping Mud on Mr. Hoover To Frustrate VA Reforms The American Legion Is bciti(. given a'richly- mcrited drubbing In the nnuoin |)ies* tor its opposition to the Hoover Commission's proposals with regard to the Veteran's Administration. After its study of the VA, the Hoover group urged among other Uiings that nil federal hospitals, including those for veterans, be placed under a united medical administration. The object was to I save millions ol dollars while providing more er- lieieht service. What brought the controversy into the limelight was a demand from Dr. Robert L. Johnson, chairman of the Hoover Citizens Committee, that National Legion Commander George N. Craig apologize publicly for > cartoon published by the American Legion News Service. The cartoon shows Herbert Hoover standing against t background of hospital beds occupied by Merchant Mariners, federal employes, Armed ftorces patient* and Army wives. A veteran on crutches is standing by, asking "Wonder u I can rind a bed?" Says Mr .Hoover: "They all look alike in oajamas." Dr. Johnson correctly labeled the cartoon "... a vicious personal attack on a tqrmer President of the Untied States whom the whole nation honors for his Innumerable charities »nd public services." He went on to .say that ". . . the Commission did not recommend the curtailment of benefits to veterans by so much as one dime. It did not recommend th abolition or dismemberment of the VA . . . It. found that It takes live times as long [or VA to pay a death claim to a veteran's widow as does a private Insurance company and that VA utilizes live times as much manpower in the process It found that belter medical care could be provided for veterans In a unified federal medical system." In our opinion, the veteran who has a legitimate claim to hospital treatment, or anything else, will stand a better chance of getting It If waste and inefficiency are eliminated. The Legion's national headquarters has called upon local posts to take off the silk gloves and use brass knuckles in an eflort to detent the Hoover reforms. We have a feeling _that if rank and tile Legionnaires over the country insist upon the democratic privilege of doing their own thinking, they will find that the projxisals they are urged to combat are good, not bad. —ATLANTA JOURNAL Bock on the Job The miner at Collinsville who was suspended by his union because of plans to heat his new home with gas has been allowed to return to the Job at which he had worked for 37 yenrs. Actually the union had no other reasonable choice. If it had a case for support of the fuel the members dig, that case was kicked away by the fact that all the while the Collinsville miner was suspended, thousands of miners have rclnscd lo work and thus accelerated Hie trend Irom coal to oil and gas. A strong stand for use of coal by a single miner becomes pathctft if not ludicrous when big users, such as railroads, arc told by John L. Lewis to quit using vast quantities ot the fuel which miners dig. —ST. LOUIS POST-UISI'ATCU So They Say • We want to preserve the peace ol the world and the hydrogen bomb will serve that cause Just as the atomic bomb has done since It ended the war and gave us peace.—chairman Tom Connally, Senate Foreign Relations Committee. • » % Tn the last analysis success depends upon the Individual «s It always has In the past.—commerce Secretary Charles Sawyer. . » * • If...we walk out on the Koreans, what do you think It will do to the hearts and hopes and confidence In us or the other 800.000,000 human beings in Asia? On their decision depends more ot our own future than ne realize.—Sen, Walter Jndd |R>, Minnesota. • • » Some rtay we're going to have to stand up «nd face the facts and not be stampeded every time we get • letter from someone who doesn't like his acreage allotment.—Hep. Walter Granger (D) Utah. • • » The power that the (AFL1 teamsters exercise over...business is sufficient to dwarf the economic power of—so-called monopolistic giant unions into relative insignificance.—Robert N. Denham, general counsel, National Labor Relation* Bovd. Trumpeting the Issue MONDAY. FEBRUARY 20, 1950 PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Republicans New 7950 Platform Has More to Say Than '46 Edition WASHINGTON — (NEA>— The new 1050 Republican platform is the best thing of its kind the GOP has done yet. It Is far and away better than the 1946 midterm platform which said nothing. In many ways' this 1050 Job is even belter than the 1948 platform it was intended t« supplement. But it still has H big helping of political applesauce which is only to be expected In any lartlsan document. '?": The GOP 1B48 plattorm put Its foir.lRti policy planks last. The new document puts them rirst. The Republicans now dcline and say they are for what might he call-d a nonpartisan or bipartisan foreign policy, without using those adjectives. The GOP ptalform calls I a "united American foreign pol- cy." The Republicans also say Ihcy are for the United Nations, the nter-Amerlcan system and the North Atlantic pads. In these respects they're Just like the Dcmo- C'iits. — But on foreign aid, the Republicans seem to be writing a new tick- el. Their platform says they will be 'or aid to nations lighting commun- sm only on five conditions: I—ir it s essential lo U.S. security. 2 -I( he American economv cnn afford i. 3—11 It will be effective. >.— If he aided nation can't supply itself. -If there Is a program for pro- administration's refusal to aid Nationalist China is the one foreign policy Lssue which the Republicans have been beating the Democrats over the head with hardest. The Republicans also seem to be backing au'ay from their tg48 platform planks on foreign trade policy. Two years ago the GOP came out in support of reciprocal trade agreements. The new platform digs up the old "Republican principle that foreign products of , underpaid foreign labor shall not be admitted to this country on terms which imperil the living standards of the American workman or the American farmer, or threaten serious in- Jury to a domestic industry." The domestic pnrt of the GOP platform outlines 23 main planks under seven different headings: The national economy, agriculture labor, civil rights, social security' vcl"rans and loyalty. On a number or these points. Republicans seem to line right up with Democrats. The average voter won't be able to tell 'crn apart. Thus the new GOP platform calls for strict en'r cement of anti-trust laws, soil conservation, farm research, development of family-sized fnrins. expansion of animal agriculture, promotion of rural electrification, expanded social security and broad civil rights: Differences Seen on Domestic Front iressive reduction. A|-ply "!fs" to Nationalist Chi -o'n^r'r a " 5 ' , R = |1 " 1 ; l ' m " member or On other domestic issues" the Rc- tar «T?to N,Uo"Sr,^hl" l " y irk""'"™' ™ I>'»«orm stritcs prin- basis ^^'^^^^^^^^^^^^ somrthl.T to sec. And the Truman begin to tell the two parties apart. The Republicans endorse the balanced budget, reduction of spending and greater efficiency in federal government. The" Republicans are also for general tax reduction. These things will have their appeal, particularly to business. Instead ot endorsing a much-needed general tax reform, however, the Republicans kiss off this issue with a proposal for a stutly of federal,; stat" ami local government sources of revenue. The Republicans are against the Brnmian plan, but they, arc for farm price supports. And they come out for "development of export markets for the surplus crops." This Is rather vague, but It sounds something luce subsidized dumping. The Republicans are for'the TMt- Harlley act, only they want "improvements" to achieve complete labor-management equality. They seem to endorse greater federal grants in aid to the states as the solution for all social welfare problems. While the Democrats now seem inclined to tighten up on waste in veterans' benefit payments, the new Republican platform makes an open bid for vet support by backing up all their claims. In calling for revision or the government loyalty program, the Republicans touch the Democrats on a sensitive spot. But it is doubtful if the present FBI security check could be made much tougher and another *20,bOfl.ono or so spent In re- screening all government employes would probably not produce much •sjipart. of anything worth the cost. IN HOLLYWOOD By Krskane .lohnsnn NKA Staff Correspond! HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)- I was "That's good." says Lund "You on my way lo paramount to talk , cnn make love to tall girls " to Alan Ladd. j probably the biggest laugh in Maybe you remember the last "Jolson Sings Again" comes when time 1 was on my way to talk to i Tamara Shayne, as Ma Jolson. re- i Alan Ladd. I met a couple ol gag i ccives a letter from A! saying that writers and wound up writing a ' he is in Europe and that he has some strength on the side, which his partner should realize. South showed his long diamond suit and now North made the first the season's best column about radio jolccs. This lime while on my way "Nu Papa," hays Ma to Ludwig Donalh in the role or Jolson pere, . ,..j ..,.nv- n.iLit: UIL iny ^sty to 'How is our boy coin™ to gel good alk to A. L. I bumped inU>_a Hoi- i Jewish food in Europe?" y wood press agent named Jean j "Don't worry. Mamam " replies i L u M "",?' was """'P-! Bonath. 'Gentiles have been get- 1 . 1 he said I had made him ting n |, mg without kosher toad for mnappy. years." , You wrote n column about' ... I flllghs on the radio." he said mor- osley. "Why didn't you write In "Always Leave 'Em Laugh- j ~«i~".. "i."-', ',' ," •"" *" " i'"B." Milton Bcrlc has nchievetl column about laughs at the mov- success in musical comedy and U In his agent's office celebrating his like Junior rise to stace stardom when there fcS nii , h , „ ,' r rse to sta ^ stardom g hot buttered popcorn nil is a knock on the door r popor n over his fathers new blue scree jt7" „ 6 Mr. Bosquet gnashed his bridgework and said: "I mean laughs IN movies." Okay. Alan Ladd will Just have to wail Tofoy it's movie laughs: In "Francis." Donald O'Connor plays a srrnnri lieutenant who has been spending naif of his limp, in Ihr nsvrho ward. One day he Is! called In for an Inlrrrirw on Ms nalificatlons as an Intelligence or- flcrr, A score of orriccrs h Interview —a New York captain of dctrc- :lves for 14 yenrs. a professor from Duke university who speaks seven ' "If that's the man wltli (he tcle- iic.n offer," sajs Bcrlc, "send See HOI.I.YWOOI) on I'age 7 languages, etc. O'Connor Is asked , . whether he has aiw ability for in telligence work. He "replies: "Oh. no sir— none at all" Next scene shows him seated at desk in the intcUlpenre Section. Hold vmir Sldns One ot the best laughs In ' My Pi-lend IrmaG goes like this: John r.iiiul is trying to make Jerry Lewis feel good. "Potentially," says Lund, are a great lover. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William K. McKenncy America's Card Authority Written for NKA Service Follow Instruction In Careful Kidding While I am not soln; to try to justify the fact that North ar.rt South. . "I'm afraid not." sa ys Lewis, "Mv me* U to high, " got into a slam contract on today's hand, it does bring up a very good le.wm in bidding. South's bid ol one diamond certainly is sound, here are very fo.iv players with Weil's holding who would not bid one spade. North's Jump to three hearts shows a vciy powerful hand with "you I control of at: least two suits. East made a bid of three spades to show w his partner that they might be In a position to take a swillce later * AS V ACJ 10765 *Q87 Adolph the Rat Caused Havoc In World War I Trench Life Th« DOCTOR SAYS that *hen-World War , r , eak * we , sha » hav « to scurrj Into the bowels of (he earth for security isn't so strange alter all. It will be history repeating It- Much can be clone for heart dls-1 ca rememtef Wortd w^ 0 ",,,** 10 ease and diseases of the blood ves- ca thLTmlllion^or IMJ? r T wl " «™"' «"«Iers n both sels. particularly if they are caught early. Some kinds can be prevented and others, like subacute bacterial endocarditis, which formerly was fatal, can now be cured In most cases. Serious difficulty can often be avoided or postponed when the -rrect diagnosis is made promptly and the proper treatment begun it once. Nevertheless, tlic key to the problem ol heart disease Is mrtre knowledge. Only by obtaining more knowledge will it become possible for physicians to aid In developing better methods of prevention and Improved treatments. About one out of every three deaths Is caused by some disorder of the blood vessels or of the heart. In 1347, for example, which Is the last year for which complete figures are ivailable, more than 625.000 persons living i n the United Slates died «s a result of these diseases. In addition to the toll in thej^ form of deaths which heart disease ..7 and its relatives exact, there are JR., - — « .*v»u*t.*,>, U|l DOIB sides, lived underground duruu much of the four years. "* When the fighting finally bee relatively stationary after the ea rushes, the opposing front-line „> fenses were great trenches which ran more or .less parallel to each other, sometimes only i'ttw y"S, Of Abodes Were Cold . £ U ™..'?"« . "'"^ground hnl«\ W '!i!! trenCh - r als. Still. thOS* ln%L i 8rouna were "no™." h K? P " the underground villagMwe''™ exlellded " ntn w"" 1 " iven had a railway with n't' h cars. This was the scene no^T "? of Ado| P" "« -no relation to Hitler), of which „„ " , famolls trench was the * "' Which "" ««»• ....» .to tvi.il*, i.? cAAtt, mere »re many people who are completely unable to work or who are less seriously 111 from some condition nh rt K --•••-"•> MCUL-JI was the related lo the heart, to high blood %"„" * ,H ne which ran across pressure, or to hardening of the in,. , „• 5OU thward from Lens to arteries. For all these reasons, there- I „" ,„„""?' ™ s wa s built largely fore, the conquest of heart disease """ " Is one of the most Important problems facing medical Investigators toctav. . Th I It is not proner to speak of heart with e'lntora'te'rooms iscase as a sme " °°' ns disease as a sinele problem. There arc many conditions which cause difficultv. Heart disease caused by rheumatic fever, usually in childhood, is one of the problems. Heart disease cursed by hardening of the arteries in later life is another. Finally, among the most Important causes of heart disease is high blood pressure of unknown origin. Killer Is Tracked One out of eyery three of us Is vitally .ntcrestcd in finding some solutions to these many problems «dians and Austral --- -hrough It In 1918. pis line was fitted In many nl "•. ° *" ""=ne many prooiems. wmcn reached bv a These are not immediately In sight, the house, was a but so man . . e .so comfy that some occupants used to entertain their 1 friends there. In one sector wl, the Germans evacuated on the nm we found much feminine finery, in- f'ff""* «»>at the gir,s were in the made 5UrprlSe aUaCk was The most elaborate bomb shelter I ever saw was that built lor Field Marshal von Hlndenburg deep under the lawn of his headquarters at Spa Belgium. This concrete refuge which reached by a lon ...,_ , luu iJiimcwintciy in SlgflL but so many difficult medical problems have already been solved by patient work and by adequate resources for research that there Is no cause for despair even If the end Is still far distant. At present the American Heart Association is conducting a campaign to obtain funds to permit more research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of these tunnel from el a bo- --"' •••••* " j«j*e luum eiaoo- rately fitted out with fine furniture and Persian rugs. It had elec- '' elcctrlc fan heat atl(f Trench for Heroics Incidentally, on the lawn was a ?"„'"£ T" h " P*™'* 1 al °»S which he Kaiser used to strut and pose m the midst of "shot and shell" while movie cameras ground oiit A° r _ y , °< Ws i' e ™™ '«r .c.» lu ,i, ana treatment of these »>e story of his heroism for th. diseases. The money, thus'raised Is 'oiks back home. But to,et back spent principally on sunnorlin<r r«_ to the' rp»rf.r.n,h... g " -••" "">t»l.,J. I.1LU3 IHIIjtHl I, spent principally on supporting. research by means of which alone can we. hope ror some real solution to .<= i,, c ior some real solution to vlously mentioned I encount this killer. The objectives of this | of the odd stories of the campaign and the purposes towards which the funds are put are In keeping with the bests.'traditions ot, extending the boundaries of medical knowledge. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — The charlevoix of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, m a oe up of 19 , m a oe up of 19 Blytheville women, had its first official meeting Tuesday. at Hotel Noble Officers of the group are: Mrs James B. Clark, regent; Mrs C G. Caudill, vice-regent; Mrs. f.\ B.' Joyner, secretary; Mrs. j. w Parkl er. corresponding secretary; ' Mrs Guthrie King, treasurer- Mrs James Hill, registrar; Mrs M o' Usrey, historian; Mrs. A. M R' plain; ,\|]ss Cordelia , ian. Other members of the group are- Mines. C. C. Langslon, W T Oberst, otto Kochtitzk'y, c F Tucker, c. S. Stevens, George M Lee, A. Conway, c. B. Hall and cousin , . , . . R. H. Whitelaw, who Is a sn of Miss Mary De Sha, founder of the National Society. spades. / Therefore, we should use a little common sense and open a club You can see what happens. East will cash Ihe first three chib tricks while if a spade is opened declarer will make 13 tricks. to the real'trenches- In the underground "village" pr e. • f ™"'v mentioned I encountered one > odd stories of the war it was the experience of a young English captain who related it to me. The main character was ;A( the Rat, though Captain Bob's" i man (personal attendant), who _. an eager collector or cast-olf clothing, also played a mmorable role Captain Bob had a lot of book- peeping to do, and he performed this work on a deal table in a small room lighted only by a candle stuck in the neck ol a bottle that stood on the table. Soon after he was assigned to this Job he had an unexpected visitor-a huge trench- rat which sniffed about for food and finally, quite unafraid, climbed up on the table and continued his hunt Captain Bob provided some biscuit crumbs which Adolph ate with vast appreciation. Thus began & beautiful friendship which brought Adolph—as the captain named him —back to the dugout every day Finally came a time when ths captain was busy and didn't, notice his pal. Adolph climbed on tha table and shuffled about until he overturned the bottle with the lighted candle. Candle Dropped Out The candle dropped out—and Tell down into an open box of very lights a sort ol roman candle of various colors used for signalling. The very lights started to explode, and before you could say Jack Robinson the small room was rilled with balls lire whizzing In every direction , Captain Bob absorbed much of the bombardment. Hta uniform was tattered and smoking, and he was dazed wreck, when his batman ap- Se* MACKENZIE on Paje It *None WKJ4 4 AKQJ76S *654 Lesson hand—N-5 vul. So»th West North East 14 1 * 3V 4 4 P.iss 4 4 4 N. T. Pass 5 » 6 4 Pass Pass 3* Pass Pass Double 21 National Banner 53 Speaker H Interstice 15 Cover 16 Sword 18 Excavate 19 Type of moth 20 Study (roup 22 Italian river 23 Strike with mistake when he bid lour spades Why cue-bid wlicn Die lead of nii- other suit might defeat your contract? South was optimistic In bidding four no trump with three smnll clubs. He really docs not have any more than he advertised when he I bid one and then four diamonds. So, In bidding six diamonds, he really was an optimist. When East doubled the six-dia-, moijd bid was he asking his part- j tier to lead a spade? Ordinarily,, jes. but North has made * cue-bid In spades and East has shown some side strength. Now, while it Is true that the double ol a six bid may ask you, as the partner of the doubler. to lead your suit, or lo lead the first suit bid by dummy, or to make an i unusual lead, I do not Ihink In thh I case any of these theories apply.] South has bid and rebid diamonds,! North has bid hearts and made a j cue-bid In spades. West, with hls| holding In spades should know that' cither North or South U voia ol 21 Cooking vessels 24 Battle fleet HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Depicted is the 1 Shine flag of 2 Bird ^ Its capital is 3 Boy 4 Near 5 Organ of smell *> Apothecaries' weight ' Caution 8 Scope 9 Concerning 10 Tun 11 Wing-footed .. . . '2 Vehicles the open hand ,7 Two ( pre nx) 25 Baking 20 Wreckers chamber in a stove 27 Demigod 28 Helps 29 Note of scale 30 Southeast (ab.) 31 Morindin dj-e. 32 Thoron (symbol) 33 Shade of green 35Geraint's wife in Arthurian legend 38 Wing-shaped 39 Speed contest 40 Barrel (ab.) 41 Breaks 47 Pronoun •18 The Is one of its rivers 50 Shade of yellow 51 High card 52 Reviser 54 Blacksmith's blocks 56 Strip 57 Kuc 26 European cily 33 Poked 34 Refer 36 Kroner, water hanging from eavej 37 Hate 42 Humor 43 Land measurt 44 Be quiet! 45 Lislen •16 Sea «agl« •19 Snare 51 Venlilale 53 Tungsten fab.) 55 Vicar general (ab.)

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