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PAGE OX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH «7, l95« BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. • H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAJNES, AMlsUut Publisher A. A. KREDRICKSON,- Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Adverti*ln« If uu««r SoU National Advertizing Representatives: Willie* Witmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit AUanU, Memphis. _ • _ _ • Entered at second class matter «t the poet- atftc* at Blytbevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con, 'October ». If 17. Member of The Associated Preal SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of BlytheviUe or anj •uburban town where carrier sen-Ice it maintained/ 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles M.OO per year, »2. 00 for sbt months, $1.00 for three months: by mall outside 60 mile zone, 110.00 pel jeaj payable in advance. " _ Meditations And when thy son askefh thee In time lo eome, saj-inr, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the Judgments, .which the lord our God hath commanded you?—Utuleron- omy 6:30. * • » The body of all true • religion consists, to be aure, In obedience" to the will of thch Sovereign 'of the world, in a confidence In His declarations, arid in Imitation of His perfections.—Burke. Barbs ' When the modern girl blushes you Just have to late her word for It. > *' * * An lowan built a* doghouse g by 10 feet with brick walls and ekctric heat. Probably the envy ol erery husband In the block. * « * Maybe February was short on days because March was so windy It blew in ahead ol time. { » . *..-• ' Science sajs a snail's pace is about 15 fret per hour, II he keeps 'toinr that long—and the Sunday driver In Iront ol you usually does. * * • • . ' Rich golfer • In & friendly threesome on a Florida course turned In a card of 84. That sounds Just a bit too Irlendly. , . " Too ."Many Square Pegs Working in Round Holes A University of Chicago professor declares that half of all American adults are misplaced persons—in their work, .that ia. He thinks the unfortunate job clioi- csa so many people make have a good deal to do with our high rat'es of divorce and mental illness. Why do they wander into the wrong paths in such great numbers? One reason seems to be that until the last decade or two very few ever exercised much care in • picking-a job. It often could be said that a man gave more real thought to choosing a new car or radio than to deciding his life's ' .work. ' , • A big part of the trouble was that as modern life grew increasingly complex -it became harder for a man both to measure his own talents and to size up the suitability of various jobs. The tendency of too many has been to drift into whatever work appeared handy. Once set in a particular groove, and saddled with family responsibilities, people have little chance but to stick. There's a second big reason: industrial civilization, founded on machines in both office and factory, inevitably involves many tasks that are monotonous, routine and dull. They're broken down into such small segments that an individual worker seldom sees or can understand the whole operation. Like a soldier in battle, the worker never knows how the war is going. He just knows what's happening to Hill 605. And that knowledge isn't very satisfying. Not like the deep pleasure and pride the craftsman of old gained when he turned out a well-made boot or carriage. Slowly we've been developing answers to these problems. Vocational guidance is winning a bigger and bigger place in our schools. Job counsellors try to tell us what we're fit for, what talents various tasks demand, and what opportunities lie in those fields. Sometimes a man has to settle for his second or third choice because there's simply no room for him in the fields he likes most. Fiii'thei'more, business and industry are growing steadily more aware they must showehow make dull jobs palatable. Either by reminding workers constantly of the rounded picture into which their work fits, and thus giving them a solid sense of achievement; or by helping them develop side interests that provide real compensation for the satisfaction missed on the job. Most social scientists probably would agree with the- Chicago professor that these problems go right to the root of our modern day social unrest. You don't niako happy men or build happy homes and families when BO many people spend most of their waking hours at chores which either bore them or actually upset them. A good start has been made, hut we need much more attention in 'schools arid in industry to the problem of bringing real human satisfaction into the workaday world. Pinch-Hitting for the Dove Sonus on Wheels A New England manufacturer has just given 22 of his employes new cars in recognition of one year's service at his plant. He says he's going to do the same thing at three other factories. This is a wonderfully generous gesture but a little puzzling. It reminds us of wartime days, when gold watches to employes of six months' standing seemed quite in order. Anyway, the New Englander's policy- ought to reduce turnover among his workers. And lessen their interest in radio quiz shows and other extracurricular giveaways. Views of Others oovernment Dole Becomes Politics Dr. Edwin O. Nourse told the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, In convention at San Antonio, that the Federal Government's farm aid program Is becoming a political racket. As head of President Truman's Council of-Economic Advisers until four months ago, he ought to know. When he resigned, he gave this drift toward politics as the reason. Dr. Nourse went on to tell the cattle raisers that he had favored the earlier (arm adjustment program because the financial resources of the small farmers were not equal In the market risks they had to take. But, soon, says Dr. Nourse, "politics reared its ugly head." Dr. Nourse Is one of the country's outstanding economists and he is g courageous man as evidenced by his resignation from the President's council. But It Is to be wondered that men In his position to distribute billions of dollars on any such basis as that attempted in the farm subsidy program. It Is to be wondered also why as wise a man as Dr. Nourse could not have seen from the beginning that spreading subsidy salve, Instead of getting to bottom causes, would never cure the ailment of the little farmer. There are a number of bottom causes. The principal one, especially in the South, is the high tariff. This was begun In an early day In our history because "the little manufacturers could not take the market risks" imposed by foreign competition. But "politics soon reared its ugly head" and the tariff became the nation's first economic racket against the government by a minority pressure group. If this country is one in which the little farmer can not make a.--decent living without the aid of an intricate,"Teglmentlng subsidy system, then something Is radically wrong. And schemes that make politics rear its ugly head will make matters worse, never better. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS Senator Douglas Gets Turned Back One of the old tricks In Congress is to attempt to fasten a piece ol legislation on a deficiency appropriation bill. It Is tried when a bill's sponsor thinks he cannot get his proposal through unless as an amendment to a bill which cannot well be held up. Senator P'aul Douglas of Illinois must have surprised many members of the Senate when he introduced his proposal to tighten up vacation leave' lime of federal employes by such an amendment. Whatever the merits of the Douglas proposal, which its sponsor says would save about $100,000,000 a year, It should not have been presented as a rider to a deficiency bill. As It Is, the Senate voted 57 to 14 to uphold a ruling by the chair that the Douglas amendment would tack legislation on an appropriation bill. Thus, the Illinois Senator has had a delcat but not a vote on his - employe leave plan, except indirectly. Riders are bad for members of Congress to play with, and often downright dangerous for the country. • —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH So They Say One-sidedness in trade cannot continue Indefinitely, ultimately, unless \ve buy more from lor- eign countries, we shall not be able to do business with them at all—Agriculture Secretary Charles p. Brannan. * * * The doctrine of removal for opinions has apparently become official naval policy.—Adm. Louis E. Denfeld, former chief of naval operations. » * * The Soviet Union regards the United Nations less as an agency to advance human well-being than as a forum to conduct propaganda lor Its own particular purposes.—Secretary of Stale Dean Acheson. * * * Thanks lo my father and mother, I led I've had the soundest possible political training.— Jimmy Roosevelt, candidate for Democratic nomination for governor of California. * ' * * We have to keep winning the Cold War. We are in a continuous race, not a sprint. Russia has lo win only ones and we're through.—Llcut.- Oen. Leslie Groves, retired former head ot the U. S. atomic energy program. Peter Edson's Washington Column — Depression in Iran Sparks Fear Of a New Drive by Communists WASHINGTON — <NEA>— Sliro signs of growing business depression in Iran linve been causing Increasing concern in Washington. Aside from the young Shah Mo- hamcd Reza Pahlevl's visit to the United States last year, Iran hasn't been much In the world news since the 1046 United Nations fight against Russian Communist penetration of Azerbaijan. This was the first big allied victory at the start of what has since become known as the cold war. The danger of economic collapse arrests have been made. But the cure for this situation is now believed to lie not in suppression by frrice but by improvement in business conditions and standard of living- Iran's depression Is analyzed as stemming from several sources, one is a decline in new oil-well drilling, by Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. That has caused some unemployment. With a world surplus of oil now apparent, a cut-back on Iranian oil production would further reduce the-government's basic sterling Income. ' Failures Ambns Some Small Uusincsses . " There was a bad crop in Azerbaijan last year. Thnt resulted in in iran at this l» . ~ , aBE [Ime. Is that it IBBBIV- . ,„»" j^H might lead to a |^K *lt 1^1 revival o f Soviet ^^ v JBP pressure. The Ir- Peter Edson anian Communist Tudeh Partv's strength nt its peak was about 100000 out of a 17,000,000 population. The Tudeh Party was outlawed last year after an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate the Shah. But. diplomatic reports now indicate that an active underground is functioning again right In the capital ol Teheran and in other major cities. A Communist newspaper and a youth paper with combined circulation of 8000 to 10,000 copies have been distributed at night. Sonic food hoarding and It sent hungry peasants flocking Into the cities. Tabriz has some 6000 refugees, with growing- unrest. A number of small businesses have gone bankrupt. About a third of the population has been affected. And in such circumstances anyone who. comes along offering better times can get a following. Iran has been on the verge of economic collapse many times In Its history, so the situation Is not exactly new. The chances of a panic that might spread " through the Middle East are 'minimized. Whatever crisis arises can probably be confined to Iran. But with a weak and divided government, * IN HOLLYWOOD ' •"%?*'"• *~ NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — <NEA)— Behind the Screen: Here's o Jane Russell story you .won't see In Howard Hughes' film biography of his lop feminine star. Jane sets aside 10 per cent of her gross weekly earnings for charitv, in accordance with the Blbllcnl tithe. Not long ago, Jane's business manager and several friends called her nsidc and tried to explain the facts of modern finance. Since the government docs a great deal of social welfare, they explained, she should consider her Income tax as a tithe. Jane listened to their arguments foi Unit an hour, then salri: "5cnltcmcn, I give 111 per cent nf mr salary lo the church. 1 :ihraTS will. I think Cod needs U more than Ihc government." • ,. * * * The news photo showing Mac Murray and Louis B. Mayer side by side at the funeral of veteran showman Sid Grauman was a Hollywood eye-opener. The Mayer- Murray feud goes back to Mac's cloys as the reigning queen of MG-M. Mae claims that she's willing to bury the hatchet, but that Mnycr won't bud PC an inch. "Mature" Husband I've got news for Vic Mature's wife. Terry Moore, his leading lady In "Alias Mike Fury," thinks that Vic Is the perfect husband — from the psychological point of view. Pert, 21 -year-old Terry si -"Id know what she's talkine about — from the psychological point of view. -She's majoring In psychology al U.C.I,.A. "Vic." she said. "Is very, very shy. He has that little-boy quality that every great actor and great man needs." Terry Isn't a bit weak In the knees over following Hedy Lamarr and Belly Grablc as Mature's screen romances. t-hd says: "I can hold my own. thank you." * * * Benson Fong, Hie Chinese film actor who onrrates a Hnllvwood restaurant between films, tells me. that chopstiek nlclders amonc • « ' . Ronald Rengan Is the latest tnalc star to flex his muscles and thump his chest. He sounds positively ferocious. " , "I'm braver than Errol Flynn or Vic Mature in 'Storm Warning.' I lick the- Ku KIux Klnn single- handed. No -swords or jawbone of an ass, either." Rcngan marie "The Hasty Heart" In England but he breaks out In goose pimples when producers talk to him nbnut making another tnovie overseas. He says: "I wouldn't go to Europe to make the seouel to •Gone With the Wind." 1 * * • Dore Senary doesn't know il. but he's working Lana Turner to a frazzle in "A Life of Her Own." Lana told me: "What a schcditiel I've never worked so hard. And only one day off f a week, St'nday." The Toppings head for Tahiti as soon as Lana finishes, the picture. Brotherly Love There's a wonderful relationship between ex-kid .star Jackie Coogan and his "little" brother— 300-pound Bob Jnckle Is Bob's business manager and Bob won't do anything See HOM.YWOOn on rage 10 McKENNEY ON BPJDGE By William E. McKenney Amcrira's Card Authority WriKcn for NEA' Service Give- A way Game Defeated Contract Bridge is a game of points, and generally you win more when yoi carry the bill— that Is. . when yoi become declarer. There are times when a side will get way out of line on a contract, and go for a heavy penalty; but you cannot, count on that to win. There Is never any necessity to bid for game i unless there Is a cood chance In anything can happen. And the nee for having American public opinio informed on what may become an other trouble spot Is now being em phasized. ' One possibility Is that the Tutle Party might take over' by fore even though It Is a minority, o If it can be suppressed, a militar or royal dictatorship might com into being. Recent recall of Iranian Anibaj sador to Washington Hussein Ala to become prime- minister, ma strengthen the government. The b! job, however, seems to He wit Dr. Taqui Nasr, formerly on th International Bank staff in Wasn ingtoil. It nil Ibc up to him to ge Iran's slow-moving seven-year pla into high gear. The American Morrlson-Knudse International Co. wrote the five volume report which'the Shnh firs announced in 1947 as his S650.000. 000, seven-year plan. One critici.ir of this plan was that, it was U. 1 much concerned with cngincerius- railroad, port, highway. Industrie power, waterworks and sewage blue prints—and not enough with Ih need for basic social reforms. S in October. 1048, Iran announce that a contract had been made wit' Overseas Consultants, a group r 11 U.S. companies, to make a re survey. Mttlc Progress Tlas Been Matin Set, F.DSQN on Tape 10 make a mistake. T do not argil that it is more difficult to play 4AK974 » AK63 • 7 + J63 Defensive PJays—E-W ml. South Werf North East 14 Pass 1 N. T. Pass 2 V Pass 3 V Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening—+ K 37 forcisn devils" (thal's us) Is rap- make It, and bidding has become idly Increasing. Benson claims there are all kinds of expcrls who can snrar a sl'nprr.v err.rn priori ,11 arm's length anH not lose a drop of •or uuc* to rout*. so well understood that a side usually knows whether or not they have a chnnce for game. The declarer also has another advanta«« — the opponent* can French Fox-Hole Fun Or, Fate and Fortune The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. I>. Written for NEA Service Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease hich may take any one of several ffercnt forms and which Is today ne of the most Important causes f chronic Illness. It produces an nmense amount of pain and dis- omfort and the economic lass to Individual and to the country rom this rii.wase Is appalling'. There are many extraordinary eaturcs about this disease. The sual form of the disease is more ommon in R'omen than In men but ne kind which Involves the spine Hacks men much more often than t'crnen. There is a tendency for i!e:<"» to be though it to begin In the 20's and sometimes starts ' -.' »jr DcWilt MacKtnrie -> AP ForHjB Affairs Analyst . bid you ever check t- - :k to deter-, mine the most fateful moment of your life, and what you were thinking in that fleeting Instant? Your columnist has been aski^. to perform that operation oh himself for our adventure tcday and has found It a rather fascinating tyrw of reminiscence. It's easy to understand the Interest In the subject, for I often have wondered what has passed through the mind of some individual whom I have seen encounter as fast moving crisis. The Electric Chi.ir There was for Instance the poor ctevil I saw go to the electric chair —my first experience with legalized killing. The sight haunted'-me for days, and I kept wondering what dominated his 'houghts — If anything during that last minute when he was approaching the chair and being strapped In. Was it fear? (I didn't (hink sol? Regrets? HLs sins? The hereafter? Some loved one? _ Trapped in Train Several years ago when my 'wife and our young son and daughter were in England. Mrs. Mac got trapped In a burning passenger train and for a bit there seemed no escape. She says her dominant thought was whether the children could get' along without her. I suppose .everybody who has spent his life knocking about the world hunting thrills has encountered crises of the flash-flood sort War naturally produces many O f them and my experience In two ll-ni-1^ -.^..*i:..l_ J ._ . *Y,IJ I OIL :f he d O's. ater. In some palicnts who are appar- iiitly heading for a lonrj siege of lie disease, the condition stops ompletely even without treatment, f a person with rheumatoid arth- itis gets jaundiced," the symptoms ire greatly relieved, at least while he jaundice lasfs. In women who become pregnant n (he presence of a severe rheumatoid arthritis, "the condition is ilso relieved but almost invariably comes back in full force after the pregnancy Is over. Another queer thing about rheu- maioid arthritis Is that it is affected by ihe mental condition. An emotional upsd- such as may be Drought about by a quarrel or some olher form of worry is likely'to make hemnatold arthritis which has 3een behaving fairly well suddenly become worse. Such strange things about rheumatoid arthritis as these have been carefully studied but not yet thoroughly explained. It is partly be- •ause of pondering these matters that cortisone or Compound E and ACTH came [o be tried. It Is prop- now U> look on cortisone and ACTH as discoveries of the greatest niporlance and as opening a new door to the study of the disease. Goes On Victims of rheumatoid arlliritis must realize that these substances - „„, are not yet the complete answer glasses, because the Germans spot- to the problem of treatment. The paticnt.s on whom they have been tried almost always have ob- A >ive-pomt-nine shell one of immediate and practically. the nastiest explosives In World complete relief from their symp-1 War I—'anded and exploded with loms but these usually come back | terrific force just-to our right. A world conflicts and some rcvolutioi was no exception. One of the o. things I have come up against A Rirf^e In France ; William Phillip simms (then of the United Press) and I, who were attached to British General Headquarters In France as war correspondents during the first world conflict, one day climbed to the ton pi the famous Vimy Ridge, north to Arras. From the razor-edge ton of this ridge one could look for miles across the plain on which a host of Germans was entrenched Phil and I got into a small shell- hole on the crest and proceeded to look the field over with binoculars We must have been careless about the reflection of the sun on our glasses, ted US. Shell five-point-nine shell—one after stopping the injections. There are often some undesirable sldo^ef- fects but the-c do not seem to' be either serious or lasting. This is progress. Eventually research workers hope . to find out nuch more about the causes, pre- "ention, anri treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. This hoped for result may atill moment later another shell blew up an 'equal disUnce to our left The German gunners were bracketing its, that is. placing a shell on either-side' of'their target 1 before putting a third in the middle •'ll : "The next one will be in this shell h"]n." I snict to Phil I had hardly" spoken shen we heard t>ic devil screaming towards :oid arthritis is still puzzling and research workers are busy trying o untangle the many knotty prob- cms connected with its c,vusc.; and treatment. 75 Years Ago Today Seven candidates were Definitely n the race for the one year term as city clerk today, with one or two. more mentioned as likely to qualify before the deadline set by the election board expires tonight. Candidates who have filed for the office are Harry Atkins. Ruth Blythe, Sidney Craig. Ross Stevens. A. c. Haley. I. M. Bcntley and Oscar Alexander. Cecil white has announced that a petition in his behalf will be filed today. Another drop of .2 of a foot at Big Lake brought the stage at the Highway 18 bridge down .4 irom the flood crest ajirl the lowest the lake has been in a week. A further steady fall Is In prospect but it promises to be slow as readings at the state line and at Horn- . , , . . action isod r- --T rr-''"ne. F-l'-.wrrf hv Silence As v". dived tb" b'': plicll landed right In the ho't; I.i-^He us and threw Hii-t over .us. I don't know what Phil was tVilr':i'i<!. but in the spilt second as ti-Kt sliell landed r wondered vapiiriy wh<U It was going to be like to be Mown to pieces It was purely an academic appraisal nils .was followed Instantaneously by realization that the shell hadn't exploded on contact as it was supposed to do. I looked up at Phil and he looked at me. With one accord we jumped out of the sbcll hole onto the skyline and ran for th« back of the hill. - The Germans spollr-i us and clamped, a barrage around us Things were hot, and our emotions certainly were those ot unhappiness and self-preservation. The shell which landed In our hide-out was the only dim the eni emy threw.In our vicinity that da>^ National Flag ersville, Mo., this morning showed the ^tage at -;oth of ihose points down only .2 In 24 hours. Answer to Previous Puzzle good defensive game than an tensive game, but the defcndc must be on their tot:. for ample, we . generally try to avo givin' declarer a sliiff and a ru btu at times, as in today's han j that may be the only way l o rt feat a contract. Against the four-heart contract West cashed the king and ace of clubs. East played the eight-spot and then the deuce, asking his partner to continue. The third club was led. East won with the queen and declarer played the Jack, leaving East with the thirteenth club. Now East stopped to consider. South had opened the bidding with a spade, which mean', that he had at least four and probably five spades. He had shown up with three clubs. He must have at least a fotir-cird heart suit. Therefore H was fairly certain that he had only a singleton diamond. East knew that if he led a spade declarer probably would cash the ace and king and ruff a spade In dummy, setting up that suit, if he led a diamond It would be'won In dummy wUh the ace and then spades would be led. • The only chance to defeat the contract was to lead the leu or clubs, hoping to establish a trump trick—and It did. South discarded a spade, west irumpcd with the nine of hearts and dummy trumped with the queen. Now declarer could • not avoid the loss of n trump I trick lo East. Careful defense defeated the contract, HORIZONTAL, 1 Depicted is • the flag of 8 Rabbit 1.1 Feelings M Fish sauce 15 Rot flax by exposure 16 Clan emblem 18 Greek letter in Boy's nickname 20 Mourns 22 Measure of area 23 Rip 25 One 27 Volcano in Sicily 28 Rod 29 Symbol tor tin 30 Italian river 31 To (prefix) 32 Bone 33 Two together 35 Appear 38 Curved molding 33 Domestic slave 40 Gill (ab.) 41 Persian rulers 47 Abraham's home (Bib.) •IS Eggs \ 50 Florid^ city 51 Mineral rock 52 Canvas shelter 54 Amino ji.cids 56 Conlinei\t . 57 Calmest t VERTICAL 1 Ointment \. 2K.qg dish 3 Plot of gioui 4 Ear (comb, form) 5 Small object 6 Spar 7 Preposition 8 Bewildered 8 Laughter sound 10 Malt beverage 11 Sell in small lols 12Card game 46Heap' 17 Manganese 34 Pointed arches 49 Blackbird'of ft E A S I in nrinri 33 Its capital is 45Love god (symbol) 36 Accustoms 20 Ramifications 37 Simplest 21 Assumes 42 Forenoon 24 Having (ab.) handles 43 Tills 26 Loops of rope 44 Unusual cuckoo family 51 United 53 Tantalum (symbol) 55 U is South Amcri0

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