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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 20, 1950
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDIUCKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: WiUac* Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit AtUnt*, Memphis. ^ Entered as second class matter at the post- eJflc* at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con»re»», October ». 18H. Member of The Associated Prcsa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllte or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. • By mall, within a radius of 50 miles $4.00 pei year, 12.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 60 mile lone, $10.00 per ycaj payable In advance. • Meditations I said In mine heart, God shall judjre the righteous »nd Ihe wicked: for these is a time there for every purpose and for every work.— Ecclesiaslrs 3:17. » « « We cannot think too oft there Is a never, never-sleeping Eye, which reads the heart, and registers our thoughts.—Bacon. Barbs An Ohio detective caught two crooks when they thought he was drunk and tried to rob nlm. They didn't know he was unloaded. * » » Circus owners looking for new latent could " jet tome nice Jugglers who used to work In banks. • * * » It's strange how the persistent wife can never get a new hat out of her head until It's on It. * . * * When a school burned in Indiana (he kids walked out carrying their books with their wraps. What » chance they missed. * # * Most of us are smarter than we think, according to an educator. Tell this to your wife, men! Windy Generalities Can't Give True Defense Picture Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson smilingly tells us the country's in fine. shape defensively, lie says we're trading fat for muscle and getting more than ever out of our military dollar. Also, we're "girding our loins." ., \ •• These confident assurances sound wonderful. All of us would like nothing better than to believe them. It would be comforting indeed to be sure the United States has reasonable protection against foreign attack. But some reporters and columnists have been charj-liig gravely that the facts are otherwise. A few contend we're not only badly prepared today but are falling steadily into a worse position as result of our present arms policy. These critics get down to specific c.ases, talking in numbers of planes, ships, submarines. They dwell, too, on such matters as the rate at which our planes become outdated and are replaced. For it isn't enough merely to add to aircraft totals; we must be certain the planes we already have are moi-ern and fit for combat. On virtually all specific counts, the critics find America's defenses wanting. . One goes so far as to declare our present plans fall short of the rock-bottom minimum: safeguarding ourselves against defeat at the very outset of a war. What do they base their charges of inadequacy upon? They rely upon estimates of need made by such groups as the Finletter commission—which made an intensive study—and the joint congressional aviation board. These reports were prepared by able men with a high sense of public duty and responsibility. Up to this point Johnson has not answered these criticisms. For to say we are "girding our loins" is no reply to a man who has just said that aircraft replacement lags so many per cent behind aircraft obsolescence. Of course, the secretary has not ignored the attacks. There are times, in fact, when he seems to enjoy them. He points out that he knows they are part of the price of being a public official, and indicates he intends to face down his assailants bravely, no matter how often they return to bedevil him. Johnson's display of iron nerve and good humor under this drumfire may be admirable but it's wholly beside the point. What the people want to know is not how Johnson is bearing up but how strong their country's defenses really are. The only way they can gauge that Is by getting specific answers to specific charges. Until he is ready to discuss the program in those terms, Johnson should suspend further public comment on it. His windy generalities are no tribute to the average man's intelligence. What we want are facts. At this moment in history there's no place in the Pentagon for evangelistic utterances that our military salvation is assured. If we are to be saved, it will be by planes and bombs and ships—not by glowing but hollow phrases. Views of Others Wisdom Still Available "You can't afford to use high-priced Delta land to raise beer cattle," one of the King Ranch Klebergs of Texas told Oscar Johnston. "It takes only a traction as much Delta land to feed a cow as It requires on Texas prairies," said Oscar Johnston. That was after Oscar Johnston had demonstrated, on the Delta and Pine Land Co, properties at Scott, Miss., that beef cattle can be raised, and profitably at that, in the Mississippi Delta.'For he had introduced Hereford herds on those acres, as H step to help balance the region's . economy, Ordinarily, when Oscar Johnston's name IE mentioned, Jt Is associated with cotton. But let It never be forgotten tlmt he was a pioneer In the beef cattle Industry In Mississippi also, and his fame through the years will ride high on that. Mr. Johnston lins retired ns president of the world's largest cotton plantation, and he will be les active in other pursuits, but the Delta Council and nil other constructive activities long will feel the impact of his intelligence and his per-. Konality. It wns at a beef cattle field day at Harold Council's place near Greenville several years ago that Mr. Johnston related how he had shown one of the Klebergs, with facts and figures, that beet can be produced more profitably in the Delta than It can on Texas prairies. For all hts activities for a better Southland, The Commercial Appeal joins many others In wishing Mr. Johnston well as he places his mantle on another. He has wrought well, and his abilities have* been a great asset to our area. His wisdom and counsel will still be available, for which we are grateful. May he recover quickly from his sickbed at King's Daughters Hospital, and may his days be long'to share with us the ' fruits of his experience. —MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL APPEAL MONDAY, MARCH 20, 1950 A Vote to Recopside* The vole of 13 to 12 In the House committee against the bill for federal aid to education should sound an alarm throughout the United States. This rejection should sound an alarm not because 11 Is a decision against federal aid to public schools. Conceivably the committee might have decided that federal aid was unwise lor schools and other state and local activities. The committee might have decided on grounds of overall public policy. But the House committee did not so decide. It voted the way It did, after six weeks of bitter wrangling, because, so the Associated Press bluntly says, of "the religious Issue of letting parochial schools share In the program." Committee members .who-believe m t nc con _ stitutlonal separation of church and state would not approve a bill allowing the distribution or federal aid to church schools. Proponents of aid for parochial schools retaliated by clocking aid for any schools. And so this deadlock. Can it be that the Truman Administration, which stands for federal aid to schools, will permit this close vote In the House committee to go unchallenged? Can It be that Speaker Rayburn and other House leaders will be content to see this cause stalemated through an election year In which the Fair Deal goes before the people? The Senate passed this bill last year. Federal aid to schools is a crying need In many states. This is particularly so In Southern states which are now raying out proportionately much more of their resources on education than are states such as New York,.Connecticut and Pennsylvania, where facilities are much better. This Is a national public question, not a church question. It should, therefore, be seen in public terms, not, In church terms. Chairman Lcsinskl should call his committee together, make clear to them that this vote cannot stand and ask for prompt reconsideration. We all live not In Europe with age-old religious dissensions, but In the United States of America, where no one tells anyone else where or how or whether he must worship. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH So They Say Did You Say Something About Red Herrings, Harry? z^w/ffimwsts&z^ le Encounters Jungle Vampire Bat Peter Edson's Washington Column — CIO's Leftmngers Hit the Skids As 'Hoiisecleaning* Continues DOCTOR SAYS By KilH-ln P. Jordan, M. D. Written For NEA Service The problem of earning a living Is a serious matter for those who has been crippled by Illness or nc- cident or were born with some physical handicap. Those »• h o have some physical defect or deformity, however, are just as much in need of a job as anyone else. It has been estimated that more than 350,000 children In North America are crippled to a greater or lesser degree. Add to this the grownups who have been Injured in the war or by accident or disease, and the importance of the problem becomes obvious. *There arc many steps whieh can be tnken to combat the effects of a physical handicap, but -this particular discussion Ls devoted to the need for providing suitable "ccupa- tlons for the handicapped and the progress which has already been made In that direction. Some years ago many Industrial organizations automatically refused to consider applications of those vho showed any sings of crippling deformity. Fortunately, this is na onger true. Now many firms make a special effort to fit people who .re moderately handicapped by rtis- •ase or injury into positions where hey are not held back by whatever difficulty is present. This present-day outlook toward handicapped people is gradually preading. More and more of those who have suffered the 111 effects ot uberculosis of the bones and joints, nfantile paralysis, the loss of a imb from operation or injury, and icart disorders are able to find satisfactory positions and do a good ,ob in them. ; Needs Opportunity The crippled person has the same feelings and needs as anyone else. He or she should not be discrim- natcd against except Insofar as the disability prevents performance of certain kinds-of duties. It s cruel and Inhumane to condemn someone to a life of inactivity when WASHINGTON, (NEA) — CIO's Communist purge has hung up a remarkable record over the pasb four months. Six international unions have been expelled. The trials of six others are pending. Results In the six General Motors plant elections were a ten-to- one victory for the new .International Union of Electrical Workers over the expelled United Electrical Workers. The California CIO Council has been completely reorganized. Tills Is the last of 'the major CIO Councils to be purged Communist leadership is now u factor in only a few city councils Tills CIO cleanup drive began at the Cleveland convention last November when two Internationals were expelled forthwith. One was the UEW, the other the Farm Equipment Workers Union. At the end of the convention the CIO executive board was empowered to conduct trials on 10 other international unions. The charges against these unions were not that. they had Communist membership, Communist leaders or anything of that kind. The charge was simply that these unions had consistently followed the Communist Party line in preference to the approved policies of CIO. The four unions that have been brought to trial atld expelled in mid-February are: Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, 44,000 members; Office and Professional Workers. 14,000 members; Pood, Tobacco and Agricultural Workers, 22,500. Unions still to be tried are: Amer- (brought against them. It was simply .„„„ „ ,.-, ... , . a fiat contention that the CIO board Scan Communications Workers and the Pur and Leather Workers, whose membership Li largely concentrated in tile New York area but whose numbers are not made public; the Allied Fishermen with 25.000 members; the Marine Crooks and Stewards with 7000 members, and the Longshoremen and Warehousemen with 15.000 members, largely concentrated on the West Coast; and finally the Furniture Workers with 44,000 members scattered nil over the country but with biggest membership in New York and the midwest. Bridges Case Holds Up One Trial Principal reason for delay in the trial of the 'Longshoremen, Fisher- men.and Marine Cooks is that they are in the Harry Bridges orbit. Bridges is now on trial for perjury relating to previous oaths that lie was not a Communist. The CIO executive board apparently did not think it wise to put Bridges under double Jeopardy by a second trial at this time. It is noteworthy that the Furniture Workers' Union is the only one which has made any effort to purge itself of left-wing domination. After the Cleveland convention, Morris PIzer, president, started a campaign to get the union in shape to avoid expulsion. Pizer's difficulty has been that he does not control the executive board of his Xinion. But to date 70 per cent of the local union's members have voted to back pizcr and his ultimate victory seems sure. In the case of three others unions brought to trial—Public^ Workers, Office Worker's and Food Workers— their leaders have gone to federal court and sought injunctions to stop expulsion. They also have made no effort to disprove the charges had no right to do this to then They were expelled anyhow. Reorganisation of the expellee union's membership is now under way. A new organizing committee of government and civic workers have been formed. To date it has recruited some 12,000 members from government workers who led the fight to clean up the old Public Workers. Issuance of a new CIC charter to this organizing committee is pending. • Jurisdiction over membership In the other expelled unions is now being worked out by the CIO leadership. For instance, the old Mine Mill and Smelter Workers has growi Into a kind of CIO "District go.' with locals in many Induatries. some of the Iron miners will be taken into Steel Workers.- Manufacturing locals may be taken into the Auto Workers. All this reorganization will take time. The big fight has, of course, been over the 450,000 membership of the old UEW. The newly-hartered IUE under President James B. Care; now claims 174 locals with 275,001 of those members. The six General Motors local elections at Frlgtdaire, Delco, Packar Electric, Rochester, N. Y., and New Brunswick, N. J. r plants were fair ly simple to run off under Nationa Labor Relations Board rules. Al six unions had definitely broken with the old UEW. The total vote was 22,167 IUB, 2528 UEW and 1240 no union. Records on the Westinghouse and RCA-Viclor hearings have been completed and are now under study by NLRB. These situations are complicated by the presence of other unions and of many more locals. By DeWitt MacKentie AP Foreign Affairs Analyst This adventure could have happened only in Cayenne, the leprosy I ridden and fetid little seaport capl- I tal which |Ies against the terrible jungle of Equatorial French Guiana. . , v It was back In '36 and I JR ( "stuck" there for several days while walling to visit the prisoners on the three little Isles which lie ten miles off the coast and are most widely known under the notorious name of Devil's Island, "Stuck" Is right, for Cayenne was about as clo,-e to hell as one eels in this life. Town Was Horrible A large percentage ot the population of 10.000 was afUictcd with _ leprosy. There was no sewage sys- jtem. If you wanted to Ret rid of a dead cat you threw it Into the street. Toilet facilities were eld fashioned privies. And from the town's back door you stepped into that horror- filled Jungle. I stopprf In a small, three-story hotel and had a corner room on the third floor with a window on each of the'exposed sides—a point of Importance In our tale. Because I was strjnge to the city my French landlord was solicitous for my welfare, and It was this which Impelled nim to say to me: "I hope, sir, that you are closln? the shutters of your windows at night. When cause It t°M him I wasn't, be- lo ° »ot, he insisted that it be done. I demanded to know why, and he side-stepped with tho cryptic remark: "Strange things can happen at night, sir " "Thlnfs Thai Fly" ' mulled that over. I ha' come from the neighboring and British Gulanas with their awful Jungles and had learned much about the dangers lurking In thos» forbidding wilds. There are more horrible forms of death lurking In the jungles than would fill a big book, but naturally my mind turned to things that fly, inasmuch as my third-story windows were Involved. Among these denizens of the air are the fearsome vampire bats 'Uiiicujit: LU it me VI milt L1Y1L.Y Wilejl ^« *,,.,, , . .1 ts possible for him or her to I 7 nh j* k " ™ n """beast •* Ar»\n- lns .'heir blood. These loathsome do many kinds of work quite well. Thanks to far-sighted physicians. Industrialists, and organizations like the National Society for Crippled Children (which is now conducting its Easter seal drive), the opportunities for the handicapped have been constantly increasing. The situation should continue to improve because so many handicapped persons have already shown that they can perform useful work satisfactorily in many kinds of occupations. Also new methods of treatment and occupational training have been successful in preparing great numebrs of handicapped persons. 1 for .work In which they could carry on with great success. All of us should co-operate in helping the handicapped to help themselves. with the king. But now, when he shifts to a club, it U too late because declarer has the club suit stopped. He can count two spade tricks, two hearts and five diamond tricks, enough for his contract, and in addition, be will take a club trick, if West does not cash his ace and queen. IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne .Tormsnn NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — I've . hot kernels and the determination finally realized a burning ambition, that he had paid to see Shelley I went to a movie and hud a Winters sin and not watch Johnson I think the Tart-Hartley Act is no longer a major political issue, since President Truman had to use it In the coal dispute.—Harold E. Stassen, president of University of Pennsylvania. * * * We haven't time to take steps that we know In advance will fall-—Former Undersecretary of Slate Will Clayton, on negotiating with Russians. * * * * Why don't you try It (Branncin farm plan) out on one commodity and see if it is going to cost too much? If It does, Congress Is always sitting here to do something about it.—Secretary ol Agriculture Charles Brannan. * * * The policy of the U. S. is based on strict, non-interference In the Internal affairs of Yugoslavia. American Ambassador to Yugoslavia George V. Allen. * » » In the next 10 years, nations and individuals who have been forcslghled enough to Invest time and money in the development of tourism will find that a substantial percentage of their wealth will be based directly or indirectly on the foreign expenditure of millions of American tourists.— President Wallace' S. Whiltaker of Intercontinental Hotels corporation. seven-course dinner—shrimp.cock- tail to flaming cherries Jubilee— served me nt my center section, two off the aisle seat. Another course, though, and I would have had permanent scars to prove ft. ' An unsuspecting popcorn-loving audience at the plush Encino Theater had come to eat and \v;itch Shelley Winters sin in the South Seas. My tnxedoed waiter, tossing green salad and squab under glass, just didn't fit into their plans. Hut I li e niiti-pnpconi clement cheered me through to llic dessert. As it turned out, the theater had to make refunds to only eight indignant customers who left in what they said was a huff about the time I was sinking my teeth into a piece of crisp, noisy cr!ery. I shall reimburse the Encino Theater for this loss on an expense account item which I will clarify to my boss with: "Reimbursement to Eoncino Theater. Encino. Calif. Eight ticket refunds while proving that people should not eat at the movies." It -ras, adcr all, a moral victory for Johnson. l.lkcd The Idea There was enthusiastic applause when beaming theater owner Jules Cedar went to the stage and announced that was In the audience prepared to wolf ft seven-course dinner as a oiic-man protest against eating at the movies. There were generous laughs. u.-hcn I5on Avalici\ my favorite headwaiter, marched down the aisle with a snowy napkin ahead of an iced shrimp cocktail on a tray carried by two red-coated assistants. It wasn't until the poncorr. lov crs in the audience got i whiff ot the squab that things started to Ret eul of hand. Someone tilled with ecome a good player more quickly earning to use the gadgets employed by the experts, such as end >lays, safety plays, squeeze plays, coups, and so on. Of course, the 'irst lesson you must learn is to eat shouted: "Throw the bum out. We want Shelley." Another stood ip nni! announced: "I'm leaving." He did. From that point on I clung to my fork for protective rather than gustatory reasons. But I was still game and the anti-popcorn contingent was still behind me. Manager Cedar was behind me, too, but for a different reason. He kept whispering: "Hurry up. wipe your chin. They want Shelley!" I made a stab at the squab but had it snatehcd away by the now apprehensive waiters who looked as if they expected a horde of policemen any .second. The Cherries Jubilee arrived with a lluslied rush. The anti-popcorn group applauded as Heariwaitcr Avalier struck a match and lit the brandy for the flaming dessert. Avalier Is an actor in his spare time (currently in "Highway Patrol"! and has a tlnir for the dramatic. But even his flair with the flare couldn't stop the gumdrop set from shouting: "Walt until the fire denar'am-nt Sec HOLLYWOOD on I'agc 7 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. SIcKrnncy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Count Your Tricks To Insure Success Only experience will make a good card player. However, K person may 75 Years Ago Today Fire of unknown origin swept Joe Applebaum's Famous Store, 231 W. Main, last night causing damage estimated at about 57,500. Guard's Jewelry Store, located on the west side of the dry goods store, sustained slight smoke damage, and a vacant store room on the cast side was slightly damaged by smoke. Patricia, Fred and Barbara, children of Dr. and Mrs. Fred Child, celebrated their birthdays Saturday with two parties. Fred, who was two, and Patricia, live, had 14 friends In for the afternoon, and Barbara, who was 10. had an evening party for 12 friends. Miss Virginia Martin, daughter of creatures fly into Jungle camps, and even into open windows In settlements, searching for victims. When the bat finds a sleeping person It flits about until it discovers a bare foot or other exposed place. The vampire then fans this bare spot soothingly and lances the flesh with'razor like teeth, Two or tnree attacks may cause death. Often the bat infects the deeper with i disease picked up from a previous victim. Vampire Bats at Windows "You wouldn't by any chance have vampire bats In mind, would you?" T demanded ol the landlord —and he nodded reluctantly. Well, that night when I was for bed I looked the situation over. I always slept under a mosquito net, and it was a hot night. Moreover, there was a fine big moon making my room almost as light as day. I decided to leave those shutteri open, and chance n vampire coming in on the moon's rays. I was awakened out of » sound sleep by a claw-like scratching on one of my window sills. I sat bolt upright in bed and stared at tha window. My hair was tugging at Its roots. Only a Bis; "Tom" There was silence for a moment. Then suddenly, with further scratching, there was a flash of white across the corner room, from one window to the other. More scratching—and then all was still. 1 rung myself from bed and raced to the second window. And there It was, crouching on the rain gutter: A big yellow and white tom-cat. Tom had merely used my room as a shortcut, to save himself the trouble of walking around the cornice. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ma"rtin, has been selected as, one of the two entrants of the Delta Delta Delta sorojjUg In the annual beauty cotlt?st of ^^ University of Arkansas, Fayettevllle. Miss Martin, who is a freshman, won several beauty honors while in Blytheville high school. ' Safety-Play Series—Neither vul. Sooth West . North Eut 1 * Pass IV Pass 2N. T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Opening—* 10 2 African Antelope count your tricks. Then, if you have a basic knowledge of the different expert ilays, you can quickly become a fine card player. This week I am going to give you a scries of safely plays, in other words, we will count our tricks, and then see if we can play the hand safely to make the contract. What should the declarer do at trick one in today's hand? Should he play the five-spot from dummy and let the ten of spades ride around to his queen? if he does, he will not make the contract! because East will win and shift to a club. The correct procedure here is a safety play. Declarer should go up with dummy's ace of spades. Now he leads the jack of diamonds and takes the finesse. West wiil win with the king and lead mother *P*de, which Kut will win HORIZONTAL I Depicted antelope Sit is found in 'Africa 13 Interstices 14 Eagle's nest 15 Weight measure 16 Unsuited 18 Exist 19 Groove 20 Unite 21 Boy 22 While 23 Down 24 Fuel 27 Bound 29 Egyptian sun god 30 Measure of area 31 Preposition 32 Italian river 33 Seed vessels 35 Cut 38 Comparative sufiix 39 Negative reply 40 Fruit drink x 42 Venomous 1 snake 47 Donkey 48 11 is blacklsh- in color 49 Tapes try 50 Cose ot tools 51 Beer 53 Straddling 55 Snow vehicles SG Reduced VERTICAL 1 Persian ruler 2 Waken 3 Dispatched 4 Thus 5 Astringent 6 Poison 7 Measure of lime 8 Cloy 9 Whirlwind 10 Russian river 11 Harangue 12 Paid attention 34 Trying 17 Portuguese experience (ab.) 36 Within 25 Dry 37 Mailed 20 Browns 41Rim 27 Knocks lightly 42 Vehicles 28 Metal 33 Jewels 43 Correlative of 54 Registered O'" 1 " nurse (ab.) 44 Naughty child 45 Hasty 46 Italian city •17 Related 52 Boy's nickname

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