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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY. BEPT. 14. 1951 THE BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS TKI OOU1UKR NIW8 CO. H W. HAINI8, PubUilwr BARRT A HAIJaas, AuliUnt PubUlur A. A. FREDRICKOON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertlilnc Bolt National AdTertbtnc Representative*: Wallac* Winner Oo, New York. Chleafo, Detiolt, Atlanta, MemphU. Entered at Kcond elui auttWr at the poet- offloe at BlytheviUe, Arkaniai, under act at Con- treaf, October >. HIT Member of The Auoclated Freu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city o* Blythevllle or any •uburban town where curler wrrtoe li maintained, 350 per week. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, 15.00 per war M 50 for sU months, H.J5 for three moatht; by mail outside SO mile aone, »12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And Hannah mawered and aatd, No, mr lord, I «n a woman of » »rrowful iplrlt: I hare drunk Beitbtr wine nor itronj drink, but hare poured ••t my a*nl before the Lord. - 1 Samuel 1:15. » » * Whera thert la aorrow, there la holy iround. — Ocar Wilde. Barbs When the apple elder finally get* here, don't take It too hard. * * • ' Ewy mother bar a calling, aayf a writer. And It w*uld bt i»ler U the kid. com* riiM away. * * » When ihe |tta a little bosay and he resembles * moon-struck calf — that's when the honeymoon begins. * * * Ron* rating proyldti the m\j rauon for HBwtlmea playing faTorilea. * * *, There are a lot of fishy sounding eicusei being uaed these daya for staying away from tha offlci. Special Issue Voters Should Think of Nation's Welfare When the country's wheat farmers recently voted on keeping price supports, one reaction was: "Isn't it wonderful that in this country men who are directly affected by a policy get a chance to express their views on it?" The answer is, yes, of course it Is. Itrepresentsa kind of economic democracy hardly practiced at all in other countries. In this case, sn attitude •which previously was only imperfectly gauged is now well documented. The farmers want supports, and are willing to pay the penalty of controls to get them. Enthusiasm for this sort of democratic expression ought, however, to be carefully tempered. We want to know what the wheat farmers and the lettuce growers and the miners and the textile •workers think about the policies that affect them most closely. But we don't want to encourage them to think of themselves primarily in those working roles. First and foremost, they are American citizens. And as such thev are fathers, consumers, potential soldiers, participants in community living, seekers after snort and recreation, as well aa workers or farmers. When they vote, they surely cannot be exnected to ignore the considerations which they believe closely affect tlieir jobs. But they must be encouraged to balance those 7-elatively narrow, selfish concerns against the broader interests of the country at large. More than that, they must be urged to realize that the greatest self-interest does not necessarily coincide with the highest immediate cash benefits for their particular work. In the long run, for instance, they might gain more by measures which curb inflation and thus enhance their position as buyers. Or from expenditures for defense which genuinely impress the Russians and thus reduce the threat of war. What does it mean to have voted right as a wheat farmer if you find your son toting a gun in European Or Asiatic combat? The special referendum on an economic or other issue can be a fine and necessary thing. But the individual who marches in to vote on such a matter ought not to forget'he j a voting just a part of himself. He ought to remember hjs other interests. And he ought to re-< member hii country. We Must Study World Strife To Understand Our Position First the controversy raged over who should attend a Korean political conference. Now it will focus on where the meeting shall be held. This latter seems certain to be a smaller dispute, but it may turn out to be fairly distracting, at that. If we Americans are going to understand world affairs sufficiently to be able to devise sane policies, then we will need an increasing talent for delving beyond surface complexities to the real core of our problems. We cannot allow our insight to be blurred by distractions. For instance, the recent UN debate on the Korean meeting seemed to be mostly about India and whether it should take part. But it really was not. India was just a symbol. India stood for the idea championed by Britain and others that any Korean conference necessarily must be a roundtable affair at which a wide range of Asiatic problems will be discussed. They had particularly in mind matters like admission of Red China to the UN, and the future of Nationalist-held Formosa. We, on the other hand, see a conference as essentially a peace gathering at which only the belligerent nations should be present. We fear that more remote issues like Red China and the UN will only be used to confuse. We believe Chinese Communists must show by their attitude toward a Korean settlement that they deserve to be taken seriously on broader questions. Underlying this basic difference between the United States and its allies is a differing outlook toward the strategic positon of Korea and China. This country always has shown a prime concern over any significant developments affecting those areas, not to mention Japan and the Philippines. They lie on the western rim of the Pacific and we on the eastern, and though 6000 miles of water intervene, no lands of protecting nations do. We do not view lightly the grdwth of unfriendly power on the western rim. To Britain this is of secondary importance. Its interest in China is largely commercial. Its call for "realistic" recognition of the Reds expresses British hopes that conditions will arise permitting widening trade in that area. The British do not worry much over the threat a Communist Kdrea poses to Japan, now for all practical purposes an American outpost. The Korean dan- ger.is not suspended over Britain's heart, but ours. These are -the things that lie at the core, though they are seldom readily visible. Yesterday the talk was of India, tomorrow it may veer off in another direction. But it goes back to these fundamental differences in national interest. There need be nothing fatal about these divergences in outlook. That is, so long as each nation recognizes the real source of the other's behavior and policy. Conflicts of national interest are inevitable, even among friends. Views of Others Consumer Is No Pushover A late Issue of Newsweek featured an article on current shopping attitudes throughout the country. It began; "The American shopper is in a mood to buy but he is no pushover. "Up down and across the country . . . there was a great competitive show of bargains to lure retail customers. Generally, dollars were plenti- lul. In Chicago and IJK Angeles, the buyer was acutely price-conscious; in Boston, tsyle-consctous; in Atlanta, very selective; In Dallas, quality-minded; in cornbelt Des Moines, he was wary; and, in SeatUe and Salt Lake City, downright cagey at times. But when he found what he wanted he usually bought." Newsweek's article ended with this sentence: "The customer simply has to be sold." What this means, Of course, Is that in a competitive economy, with retailers of all kinds and sties trying to get the business, the customer Is the real boss. But he is never the boss in an conomy where business Is owned or run by government and real competition Is therefore non-existent, in this country, the success of any merchant, from the oldest and the biggest to the newest and the smallest, depends on pleasing you and making you want to come back to his store. When that is the situation, we get top value for our money, —The Portsmouth Star. SO THEY SAY I'm both surprised and happy to hear that he's alive. But I don't love him. Not the way I love James. — Mrs. Ava Cogburn Hern, who remarried thinking her husband, Sgt. Cogborn, had been killed In Kor». That's Odd—I Went to Sleep on Top of the World" Peter Edson's Washington Column — Labor Experts See Little Cause For Industrial Strife Next Year Peter Edson WASHINGTON —(NBA)— With both wages and employment at record highs, labor experts in Washington believe there should be little cause for industrial strife during the coming year. There are major strikes on the horizon. A threatened coal tie • up may not come for the simple r e ason that the demand for coal is way off. Many mines—particularly in West Virginia and the South—are already shut down or working only part time. A coal strike might be welcome by some operators, j&st .0 reduce the stocks above ground. Nevertheless, under his contract, John L. Lewis can now give 60- day notice of ne\V wage demands. Steel and some of the other ma- lor contracts may also be opened or wage adjustments, though con- ract renewals do not come until 1954. Some , railway brotherhoods are always negotiating for increases, so new wage demands in that ndustry are nothing new. The possibility of a number of small strikes is considered more minous. Two factors are at work o create this threat: 1. The sellers' market Is over. Snd of the fighting in Korea "has educed the demand for ninny ma- erials. Manufacturers' inventor- es are high. There is considerable ear of recession. Employers are ooking for ways in which to cut :osts. 2. For working forces, double line nnd overtime have been re- ,uced. That means take - home pay has been reduced. Employes are therefore looking for ways in which to increase their earnings. Advisers Bothered In this situation are the elements lor considerable labor conflict and economic dislocation. It apparently has White House advisers on business conditions bothered. For one of their, major assignments has been to find ways to maintain the present high levels of production, employment and consumption ol goods. There Is a feeling among many employers that there is "too much fat" in the labor force. By this is meant the belief that productivity of U.S. industry could be increased by as much as 20 per cent — thus reducing costs by that much — if a full day's work could be obtained for a day's pay. There is no apparent desire among the members of the Eisenhower cabinet to see wages forced down. On the contrary, the businessmen types In the administration hold to the view that wages must be kept on the rise, through greater productivity, to keep the American standard of living constantly increasing. The program seems to be to keep prices from going any higher while allowing wages to go up in payment for greater productivity. It's admittedly a neat triqk, if ways can be found to do it. With 1954 an election year, the need for continued prosperity as a political factor is, of course, paramount. The heads of the big international unions, for their part, are making plans for still greater political activity next year. They didn't do so well in the 1952 elections. But at August meet- Ings of the AFL Council in Chicago and the CIO Executive Com- mittee in Washington, plenty of attention was given to the need for ni'-poL-f, of Labor's League for Political Education and the Politica Action Committee. Internal Politics Aflame A tremendous amount of inter nal labor politics is now in th wind, but much of it is hot air The rumors of major new labor union alliances have now bee] pretty well debunked. The posstbllity of a "third force' built around John L. Lewis am his United Mine Workers—througl alliances with President Dave Me Donald of the steelwprkers, fathe "Big Bill" and son Maurice Hut cheson of the Carpenters and even Dave Beck of the teamsters—is no now considered likely. Actually John L. faces some problems from too close an alliance with his own District 50. Members of "50" wan the same rich benefits the miner get. No - raiding agreements are be ing spawned all over the country Some of them are sincere an some are phonies. The major tes will come before AFL and CIO na tional conventions this fall when the master no - raiding agreemen between the big two will be up fo; ratification. While this agreement Is hailed as the first major step towards or ganic unity of AFL and CIO, this merger talk is also being taken with considerable salt. But it couk come. What is happening, gradually i; that the AFL continues to gain membership—being over the nine- million mark now in spite of the carpenters' union. CIO, on the other hand, has not regained the membership which ii lost when the left-wing unions were purged from its ranks. Erskine Johnson . IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Ju«t call her Terry Magnanl Mangano Lollabrlglda Moore If the Italian cuties can rlase male blood pressures with that hoi look, so can Terry. "For years Hollywood combec my hair into neat curls, gave me a sweet ingenue makeup and nothing happened — but nothing," busty Terry confided. "Then ] kicked over the traces in 'Come Back, Little Sheba.' I've found out that the public's tired of assembly line beauties. The Italian stars are proof that people want to see wom- men as they are — disheveled anc untamed and sexy." Barbara Stanwyck's pals whisper that she turned down a role in Pox's "We Believe. In Love' because of the Italian location— and that Rome holds too many bitter memories for her. Her marriage to Bob Taylor broke up jusl after she had visited him while he was making "Quo Vadis" there. Bob Cummtngs nixed a $250,000 cash offer for his 40 per cent residual rights in "My Hero," due for syndication in the fall. There are 36 films and Bob hopes to go on collecting until he's a grandpop. Rabbits and Girls A little boy was explaining the use of his Western-style revolver to Raoul Kraushaar, who does all the music for the hoss opera adventures. "You don't shoot people," said the kid. "Just rabbits and girls." the Doctor Says— tYrlUro for NEA Service Bj EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D "My 20-year - old son." writes Mrs. B., "has albuminosis and cannot get a job because of it. He does not have any ill effects and I am wondering if diet can correct it. Please write on this .subject soon." It is impossible from this letter to know all of the circumstances concerning this young man. All that we know is that his urine has been found to contain albumin, which is a substance resulting from the destruction of certain proteins, and which is not normally present in quantity In the urine. Why It should prevent him from getting a job is not clear because this is by no means a handicap which should alone prevent this young man from conducting most kinds of work. The presence of albumin in the urine does call for investigation. The most serious possibility is that It may be a sign of Bright's disease, or nephritis, which is a disease of the kidneys. However, tests (Can be made lo determine whether this is responsible, how serious it may be, and what can be done for it. "Another possibility is that the presence of the albumin in the urine is not really important, but is related to the posture or structure of the young man. In such cases the albumin is likely to be present sometimes and absent oth-1 ers, and Is commonly associated I with an excessive "swayback." Under such circumstances it is not of serious significance. Might Be Disease A third possibility is a condition known as nephrosis. This is a rath- genernl term applied to any one of several degenerative diseases of the kidney in which inflammation of that ori;an appears! to b* absent, thus separating It from the typical nephritis, or Bright's disease. There are actually several kinds of nephrosis, in some of which the cause can be discovered, and in some not. The so-called true neph- rosis is a chronic disease of unknown origin, much more common among children than grownups. In the case of Mrs. B.'s son the problem is obviously to learn more about the "albuminosis" and its origin. PERLE MESTA reports she didn't like Russia, and no wonder. They have only one party there. — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. SCIENTISTS say every person has something wrong with him. And how she loves to talk about it. Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. A COUPLE of inventors seem to think they have something new in 'Smellorma a process for putting smells into movies. What do they think popcorn and bad pictures have been doing all these years? — Nashville Tennessean. LEXINGTON, where a traffic cop i • JACOBY ON BRIDGE It's Worth Knowing About 'Slam Double' By OSWALD JACOBT Written (or NEA Service East's double of six spades is the chief point of today's hand. It Illustrates the siam double as this is practiced by most of the leading experts today. You don't double a slam just be- NORTH (D) 14 4 O 10 7 3 » A 10 65 «Q + K QJ4 WEST EAST A6 *542 »None 4986542 4 A732 »876432 » J73 4985 SOUTH A AKJ98 VKQ-J » AK 10 * 106 Neither side vul. North Eut South 1<a, Pass Pass Pass Pass 2* 1 * 3 • 4N.T. 6* Double Pass 5 * Pass Pass Opening lead—* 4 Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass aid. ^^^________^____ was run over, can sympathize with cause you want to exact a higher Danville where the fire truck pena i ty f rom your opponents. Such caught on fire. — Lexington Her- £ Double stands to gain only 50 or 100 points, since experienced opponents will hardly ever bid ft slam that you can beat more than one THE ONLY reason local cotton trick; and it stands to lose about gins are running 24 instead of 26 200 to 600 points If the slam is acr hours a day is a shortage of pick- tually made, depending on whether crs. It seems that cotton picking or not the declarer can afford tto is now dreaded even more than redouble. Selective Service and most of the Once in a while such a double volunteer pickers are those who loses a very large amount, since it were too young to pick last season, helps declarer find the winning — Omega (Ca.) News. (line of play when lit would havt Lex Barker, lingering near Lana Turner, will do a French movie in Paris. Tarzan speaking French? . . . Gene Nelson is invading, the recording field with "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart" with Page Cavanaugh. Yvonne de Carlo does a dance that makes Samta Gamal look muscle-bound in "Captain's Paradise." The film is so racy there's little hope of a Motion picture Production Code seal of approval. There's new evidence of Holly' wood's long - time belief that tragedy strikes thrice—this time revolving around the character of played the hand normally and would have gone down if he had not been warned by the double. The modern expert slam double says merely. "Partner, make an unusual opening lead and we will probably beat this slam." The idea of this double is not merely to gain 50 or 100 points; it is to defeat the slam rather than to allow It to be made. The difierence between making a slam and not making it is over 1000 points, and you don't mind exposing yourself to an occasional loss when you can score as big a gain as that. In today's hand West had no trouble in deciding which lead his partner wanted. East could not want a diamond lead since he had had a chance to double five diamonds and not done so. The choice was therefore between hearts and clubs. It was inconceivable that East had two fast club tricks, but if that happened to be the case there was some hope that Bast might get his club tricks later on even if some other suit were led to begin with. West's length in hearts suggested that his partner wanted a heart ruff. If this happened to be the case, only an immediate heart lead would do the trick. If West led anything else, declarer would naturally draw trumps promptly. . Acting on this reasoning, West led a heart, giving his partner a ruff. East tnen cashed the ace of clubs to defeat the contract. South should have run to six no- trump on this hand to avoid the ruff. In actual practice, few declarers run out to six no-trump when doubled at six of a suit. More often, they stand by their guns; and sometimes they even redouble. Cisco Kid. first Duncan Renaldo suffered a broken neck while emoting for the telefilm version. Then came the death of the wife of Leo Carillo, Who plays Pancho on TV, followed by the sudden death ofm Harry Lang, who plays Pancho oir the air. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are beaming for devilish reasons over their great notices in the press after their London Palladium open- Ing. The British smiles put them one up on rivals Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, who pleased the people but not the critics. Wynn Pens It Ed Wynn, who once told me he'd never write his autobiography, is talking with Lester Cowan on filming his life story, "Fifty Foolish Years," which he's now penning: for publication. Plan calls for Wynn to appear in the closing: reel of the picture. Greta Peck has letters, dozens of them, from Gregory Peck to prove their marriage is still very much on. ... Bob Hope's called off plans for a movie in Europe. Maybe next year, says Bob. Groucho Marx's eyebrows can be overactive, b'ut the rest of him has to take it easy when he's not doing his "You Bet Your Life" shows. Unexpected complications followed Groucho's recent surgery and his doctors aren't taking any chances. ONLY six copies of every government purchase order will lj£. necessary If a new system proVjJK successful. If it does work out that way our farm surpluses may prove as nothing compared to our surplus of paper. — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. IN ITALY, two fans duel 33 rounds to settle a soccer dispute. Chivalry is preserved but pop bottles are quicker. — St. Louis Globe- Democrat. POME In Which Is Contained A Further Reaction To The Recent Ukase Of Christian Dior Anent The Ascending Hemline: I have no passion For foibles of fashion. — Atlanta Journal. 15 Years Ago In BlytheYille The football outlook for IK'S* Chicks' 1938 season was discussed by Joe Dildy at the weekly meet- • ing of the Rotary Club at the Hotel Noble. Assistant Coach Mitchell ; Best and team Captain Russell ( Mosley also spoke briefly. i Jean Morris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Morris, under- I went an emergency operation for appendicitis at the Blythevllle Hospital last night- Miss Evelyn Smart will leave tomorrow for Columbus, Miss., : where she will re-enter Mississippi ; State College for Women. The only man in'town w appeared on the streets dressed in shorts this summer was stopped by Everett True who took him into a near-by store and bought him a pair of pants. Company Dinner •Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Baked Virginia 4 on the , cob 8 Fertilizer 5 Metal-bearing rocks 6 Wealthier 7 Burmese wood sprite 8 Ethical 9 Landed 24 Exclamation 25 Nathan's nickname 26 Fervor 27 Observant ISOperattc solo 11Theater b ox 14 Bread spread 17 Eskimo boats 15 Golf mound jg pretend 16 Instructing 23 Sleeveless 18 Not generous garments 20 Crude metal - 21 Gender 22 Wicked 24 Opposed "26 Region 27 Wile 30 Bigger 32 Glider on ice 34 Made amends 35 African fly 36 Seminar (ab.) 37 Poles 39 Obtains 4(1 Weary 41 Important metal 42 Worship 45 Plumed 49 Entertainment 51 Anger 52 Oessertt 53 Harem rooms 54 Contend 95 Decimal units 56 Smooth 57 Finish DOWN 1 Head apparel 2 Toward the iheltcred side J Whirlpool 4Cbllic« 28 Repose 29 Very (Fr.) 31 Weirder 33 Shield 38 Determine 40 Lock of hair 41 Taut 42 Mine entrance 50 Sun 43 Mince, as heels 44 Where dinner is baked ; 46 Horse colof 47 Ireland 48 Act

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