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PAGfcBIX t TEX BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1 THK COURIER NEWS OO. : H. W. HAIMES, PubUibw | JAKEB U VZRHOXFT, EdJtol- j FAUL D. HUMAN, AdTtrtlil&f t Tork - Ertry Afternoon E*c*pt *und»y Jtntwed w aecood clut m»tt«r it the port- ««ie« «t BlythevUIe, Arluntu. under »ct ol Con- «r»H October », WIT. Member ol The Associated SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In th« city of Blythevllle or »UT suburban town where carrier service U mala- Ulned. 200 per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius o! 50 mile* »4 00 per year, «2.0Q for six months, »1.00 for three months; by mall outside 60 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations But I trusl In lh« Urd lha( 1 ihorlh/.— FhlllppUtu 1:24. ,h»U I would sooner walk in Die dark and hold hard to a promise of my God, than trust In the light of the brightest day tlmt ever dawncd!-c. M Spurgeon. Barbs Monte Cailo, planning to add the American game of craps to 1U gambling repertoire, cent lt« director to Reno to learn the game. He should have brought a barrel to go home In. • Just jet too lmporl»nl In your oun war If you w»Bt to fet Jbi th« way of other*. • • • A California!) built a house on the chassis of »n old truck. Home, fleet home) • • • Cntti h.vf been back on panU for quite »ra* tlm«, but •omerimes It's still b.rd lo t el pants on the ciifY. • • . An Oklahoma auctioneer was found unconscious In bed from gas. Perbap* he talked In his sleep. New Social Security Plan Gives Meaning to 'Security 7 The long-promised and long-delayed plan to revise and extend the social se- •urity program has finally been put into action. The two bills which have been introduced in the House of Representatives •mbody President Truman's program. But actually the basic idea is not a par- tiaan matter. It was included among the pledges of both major parties in their 1948 platforms. , What this new program actually •doeg is give some meaning to the second word in the phrase, "social security." it removeg the occupational penalties that the present law imposes. And it does these things at a bearable cost. Today a single person or couple over 65 can scarcely hope to get along on old- age insurance benefits alone. The maximum payment is $85 a month, and the beneficiary may earn only ?14.90 in addition without losing the benefit The proposed law would double this total amount by raising the maximum payment to $150 and permitting $50 \ month in earnings. This j 311 't | UJSl , but it promises reasonable comfort. Most retired persons or couples would not get the maximum payment, of course. Yet for those who received that amount or something near it, some dignity and independence would accrue to old age even without other savings. ™>s is not possible under" the present soctal security law except at a drastic reduction in Jiving standards. While the President's proposal does offer a measure of comfort for some it is not so lavish a boimty as lo eliminate the incentive for private saving it •takes a balance between the present inadequacy al ,d the element of risk which is necessary to the progress of a dynamic society based on private own- ewh,p. K is neither state socialism nor state neglect. The broadened base ,f socia i Mcur . u^tlr 6W bi " 3 would end 8ome u «- 20M^ nminatl0n - U would rcsl °'' e 2,000,000 persons removed from the social security rolls by the last Congress The new eligibles include the self employed-such « s farmers, P r Ot - es «onal men and proprietors of smal , businesses-, f arm worke ^' employes of non-profit organiTat ons and varlous federal, state and local ™ ernment workers not presently covered under a retirement plan. ThU would not only correct « n in- Mr° uld also increase the m °«>e country's working force. his » desirable both for the individual •nd the national economy. A without having to con- »id»r th* poaiibl* lo«i of hit past »oc[*l ••curity paytnent* or thu ab»enc« of r«- tir«ment payments In tht uncwtain future. Sine* both parties in Congres* geem •greed on the fundamental goali of a new social security law, any drastics change before its passage is unlikely. Th« country ma y well be thankful for this bipartisan domestic policy « n d for the benefits which it.promises to secure, Unemployed Salesmqn Fritz Kuhn, the old bund leader, complains of German iujuatice—even though B German appeals court freed him after he had served less tiian a year of a 10-year sentence as a major Nazi Apparently he feels thai the Germans showed a callous ingratitude by putting him in jail at all after his ardent efforts to sell the late Third Reich to the American people. Only in America, says Kuhn, could he get real justice. And so he is going to try to regain "iis American citizenship. We hope that there is no question as to the outcome of such «n appeal. Khun would be a menace—if only as a monumental bore—wherever he is put But we rather think lie will be less o f a menace right where he is. A a we recall his speeches ,'„ the bund days, we can't think of anything that would curb a possible revival of na/.ism in Germany anyxbetter than to have Frit z trying to peddle the master-race philosophy VIEWS OF OTHERS Men With Tough Jobs Men .nd women with Jobs just about as hard « «>y in the country th,s e days are meeting In «. Louta. They are ™,,ed „,, t o d o more and "'ore w « h relatively less ,,, d less. And th y are caned on to do ,t ,n a fie,d of vitall^ U.ce to the whole idea of self-government. We refer to the ladles and gentlemen attending the As a resuult of high pay ,„ the war inQustr , M .ow,n Ul " SUbSet|Ue ' lt "' rintic "' '» Uvlng costs fo!- owlng the removal of wartime controls, thou•and* of teachers wcnl . i nto other )ines of wor][ In the war years, ch.Uanoog., for example. ,o s t 41 per cent of its public school teachers This depletion or the teaching ranks has had two type, of conscience,. One has been to bring In substandard teachers, 80me i 25i000 o , whom have obtained posts. The other ha., been •« co. e up schools and leave C hlWr.n wiii, ont pub lo school educational facilities. Recent ,ta- tajllc. showed 45,000 Arkansas children, or li per cent. W i t ], no school to attend. This, however, is only half th« e -nibm In population Is putting heavy demands on the «ehools to do more than they have eve,- Aaw before. A half million more children will emcr ichooj this year than entered four years ngo . T us figure will increase, so Prof John K . Norton ot Columbia Ifliiverslty snld at the association's press conference, until the school' arc handling an Increase between 5,000,000 and 10,000000 Federal aid, as proposed In Senate B ill ->4<j will help, ft will help especially in ra , 5 , ^ ' cutloiwl standards In states which now spend a larger proportion of their budgets on public enu cation a,,d still are not able to provide the school facilities equal to those wealthier states which »pend !<•« proportionately on education. Every level of school support, city, consolidated school district and state, however, must Join In a com mon attack on this vast national problem 1 : The New York Times' education editor Dr Benjamlne Fine, has made a fhsf-ba, lri cm ,, cl ,; study of public schools on a national scale n,u1 he conies to the conclusion that In many place, "Our Children Arc- Cheated." Even 50, as , le says, the public schools "are still mir gr e atC5t asset. Democracy cannot neglect the schools without Imperiling itself from within. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY I have been graduated at a comparatively early age lo the role of elder statesman which someone has aptly defined as a politician who is no longer a candidate for anj office.-Gov. Ti, 0 l mas E. Dewcy of New York. The youth ol today want too much »n<t , hev are -dopllng the "lalsse z -fairc" ph llos ophy 0 , life They should have a good objective in order to R et real sense of responsibility -Dr. William H. Coleman, dean o/ bucknell University. • * • The housing shortage is more than a postwar Phenomenon, it has actually been growing dl , r ing the last quarter cenlury.-Dr. Edward n Condon, head of National Bureau of Standards. ' * * * Our greatest opportunity and challenge loda, l« the peace of the world. We had world leader ship thrown at us 30 years ago, and ne Ignored it -Sen. Esles D. Kefauvcr <D> of Tennessee. • » • A vtciiUon by car is not what its j, ckc() to be.— Jane Ace, radio comedienne. » * * Doctors strongly object to my making anv lonB u- fitelln. ' B <ARK.Vf;mTPnrp ' 'Where's the Fire?' Credit Buying Curbs, Even Though They Hurt, May Be Good Medicine for Business in the U S Bv fflrr l'.l._- ' * By Peter Edson th WASHINGTON, (NEAT-'pres- ires on the Federal Reserve Board •> ease up on bank reserve rcmiirc- cnts and on Installment buyii,,. .-.•stilctions have been hot and heavy ever since the current rules were announced last Sept. 20. And now "iat PRB crmirman Thomas B Mc"»- has told the Joint Congret tlmi .Committee on Economics tlmt he favors extension and some ^"S.r ma' " etUt reslri<: "°™ The case of the used car dealers "f what fs^oln" oT 1Pl ° ^ ™ y i-nr there were TOOO used car dealers " -o Unllcct Stales. Today there re 40000. Reasons for this nearly \-fold expansion are fnirlv obvious, in the hopes of making a klll- »ig In the postwar market, without ^ncc controls, the number of used :ar dealers has zmmied f iu . above vhat will be reriuircd to handle the normal turnover of used cars In a itabillzed market. tiJr u h< ^ VTOCess of shaking down this business to proper size, n lot of enterprising ile«lers with too big I in Inventory and not enough capi- al are golns to R et hurt. Some of them l,nvc been hurl already They are the ones yelling the loudest for Federal Reserve to relax on Regulation W credit restrictions, it now irescribcs that car buyers must pay ine-third down anti the balance within 15 months If the price is mder $1000. or 18 months if the irlce is over $1000. On 11 other lines of furniture ncl household appliances down payment must be one-fifth o f the purchase price, hut (lie lime limits nre the same as for cars, Reserve Hoard Must Consider All Angles In coiuidcrinif any relaxation of these requirement.-;. Federal Keserve Board has to feel ils way carefully One line of argument is that the Wg down payment works against a hardship on people of low income who mny have (he worst need for cars mid home furnishings Another approach Is that since the s«H]>y of higher-priced cars and furnishings has ,„>„. c!11 , B | lt „„ with demand, there might ij e some man- ufnctnruig unemployment caused by inablli y to sell because of credit restrictions. For the protection of consumers «.?MT r> ,! hc bo -'"' (i nnut co;is) "« whether it should allow buyers to go too deeply in debt while the prices of all goods bought on the installment pin,, are high. If „ real rtcpression should set In. all such tune purchasers would be caught n as bad a way as they were when the crash came in. 1829 Looking at the figures on all consumer credit buying In I948 Rosu'a.'Km W may appear ,„ 1)a ^ r,wn. , ' E00<1 - TotBl '"^ailment ciedit has risen steadily tram ^ 000.000,000 at the end of the war to over 58.000,000,000 at the end of , IfHS. Viewed from this lofty pin- I 'mete of debt. It can be argued [hat Hesulruion w wasn't made toui-h ciioiigh to check-this particular In- iintioiuu-y pressure. But It Is believed to have done some good. It has eased some of the bis demand for all lines of dur- goods in short supply, and so lias helped keep their prices down. McCabe S,\y s Country Fnvors Restrictions In a ' recent 8000-mile swing through the West, visiting Federa Reserve Banks and branches chair man McCabe says he toimd over whelming support for continuation of Regulation w. Also, he found support among bankers for contin uation of and extension of Federa Reserve controls on banlc reserves These two actions. It is felt have materially helped in changing th economic outlook. The banking sys lem is in a sounder condition than it has ever becn. The banks themselves have done a lot of self-policing. There has been no stock mar- Kcl spree. And controls can easllj be relaxed if the financial community gets in trouble. Six months ago everyone wanted an arfjuslment and a reversal of inflationary trends. But now that these things are beginning to be realized, it is being revealed tha lot all businessmen were fully prepared for them. For perhaps the first lime In eight years, retailers have real competitive merchandising problems, customers aren't willing to take whatever is offered them, ff J,he price Is high, they demand quality. If (|, cy CIU1 . t rft what, they want, they're willing 'to Instead of merely sitting In their slores nrtd taking or filling order" when the customers roll In merchants now have to get out and sell " in this approach to a buyer's market the creative forces of the country again have to go to work competitively fighting for business' MJS bound to be a healthy thing ,MOND'AY. MARCH 7,1949 Shifting of Molotov's Position^ Leaves the Outsiders Guessing Th. DOCTOR SAYS \*t HA wv.v.«ij, nl> ij Written for NEA Service Just one child -entering school >lth whooping cough can sm-parf ih. J ,, tl i!' ? la by no m ««ns a "harm- ri»! ^ Se ' Who °I"nfr cough car- SHHS? C ^ op; asthma, bronchitis and oth- common. compllcatlo » s •" fairly Children from one to tc «*»*w t In inf , ° CB » Cal ^ t. Iii Infants arid old neonie It u particularly « rl oi. VomlUng often acco ni p ai) i e whooping cough and when tmy children get the disease " 1 teC °' lle Starved and *">'" Exposure Time Varies The time between exposure and ,7, , " oe of symptoms varies from lur lo twenty days, but is usually >out ten. At first the symptoms shVht f kC a " """'""T cold, with slight fever, running nose, watering eyes, and slight cough. After a week ten days the cough begins to ™, * 0 ,"f. an(i the '5'Plcal pi Mackendw Whatever may be the exact re son for the sensational release Vyacheslav Molotov from hi., p , sltlon as Soviet foreign minis!, it strikes me we may take it ' granted that it Isn't a purely mestlc affair. y It portends some devclopm™ Importance to foreign nations There are many guesses »'* J what Is I,, the wind. Only deve'ol menu wilt tell, for Moscow m 0 °l In mysterious ways. However oil can see that it might mean a ehnnJ in p 0 ii C y_ elthcr a hard J it 01 an easing of it. It could be that Molotov, o«i: has been Stalin's right han is being prepared to relieve n generalissimo of some of '• ' tha , that the change renr shelving O f Moloto ^ £" the origmal old B to •" IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskinr Johnson NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD - (NEA — Every year about this time 534 press agents claim their clients gave Oscar, the Academy award statuette, his name. Here's the true story again, as told by M-Q-M art director Cedric Gibbons. Olbbons made the original sketch of Oscar, which later was modeled >y sculptor George Stanley. Back n 1931, Margaret Hcrrlck. the Ac- idemy'E first secretary, arrived for ler first day nt work. She was in- roduccd to the statuette. She aughed and said: 'Isn't he cute? Ife reminds me I my Uncle Oscar." The ntme stuck, Republic will reissue Ken Muray's Oscar winner. Bill and Coo," o catch the Easier trade. Publicity release: "Virginia Mayo •as given a mink coat by her studio or being such a good girl." There's switch I Cleveland Story Bill Williams will play one of the >p roles In the documentary about he Cleveland Indians, "The Clcve- and Story." A western star, raver than E. Flynn on the screen, as trapped the other night in a hone booth at the Dells rcslurant. fe was hiding from his cx-wlfc dining at Ihe same place) to whom C owes a wad of back alimony. • * • Advertisement In a Hollywood »de paper: "535. Man's Toupee, ranrt new. never cut. Light brown, ost SS5." Any dandruff? • 9 « John Lund's agents are trying io onvincc Mrs. Lund to return to ie screen. She was under contract o RKO but gave up her career hen Jt.rm clicked Marsha Hunt as her choice of two Broadway lays. "Lily Henry" or "Collector's lem. Dottle Lamour and Kay tyscr will be co-starred In an RKO nislcal Jimmy Cagney may rn- trn lo Warner Brothers tor the larrmg role In "John Paul Jones." Anne Jeffreys probably will star •nt road company o f Cole Por- 1 K'M MB, Kate." The road shows will be launched In Los An- ecles this summer. • • • Inflation Note: The Kin* Cole inn I, now a quartet. They Just added a drummer to the group. Waiter Wanger would like Bob Preston for the role of the Dutch sen caplnln in "Anne of the In- mcs," the Susan Hayward starrer which will be filmed in South Africa. Van Who? Van Johnson will have an exhibition of paintings at a local gallery In a few months, but the paintings will carry a nom de pumc Added scenes In London on her British film cost Peggy Cummins the lead oposlte Blng Crosby hi "Broadway Bill." .. Oeraldinc Brooks will get a new star build-up at M-G-M following her work In Highland Las-sle." * • • * In case you want to get Howard Hughes on the telephone these "ays. you have to contact one of his "VP mate secretaries—each In a separate office in a different section of Hollywood. * * • .lane Wyman will get s big cash ooinis from Warner Brothers if she wins that Oscar for "Johnny Be- ilnrta." Viveca LIndfors will marry director Don Sicgal after sne sheds her Swedish husband. Job Applicant Follows Instruction to Letter HARTFORD, Conn.. March 7. {.•Pi —The United Aircraft Corporation yc.slerday told the story Saturday of a job applicant wlio followed instructions to the letter. The application asked him to licit his nnme first. The applicant <li(i that. Then cnme a line reading "Otherwise known as ... (a space for aliases or former names). He wrote: Shot, Hot. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnney America's C«rd Authority Written for NEA Servlct This Psychic Bid Made Small Slam The winner of the world cham- ploiuhip musters individual tournament, held recently a t the Park Sheraton Hotel In New York City, «•.•« George Kapce, son of the late Evno Rapee, who WAS v.-ell known M musical director of the Radio City Music Hall. Rapce * AJ81 V AK7 * S3 + AQJS *K Stone A K 109752 VI) » 8 if 109864 Tournament — E-W v Smith H'r-rt North 1 * 3 * 3+ .» ."> • Doubt* * * Pass « A Opening—* J K»jrt 3 • iir American wolverine, svliicli Is HIP size of a bulldog, has the body and pam of a besr. Rapee, who had previously won thti. tournament in 1944, became the ieconct player in history to win it twice. B. Jay Becker of New York "My won it In 193T and again lust I'ear. fn the four times that Rapee 'ia* competed in the tournament, he das won it twice, finished third another time, and ill the first ten the fourth time. He is one ol the most spcctacvi- lar ptnycrs In the country, and probably rales in anyone's list ot the lending three great rubber bridge players. Rapee thought, that today's hnnd was the most unusual in the individual tournament, His partner tn the South was Tobias Stone of New York City, who «l»cl«d to op«n tftt m Kho might become Infected. Rest n bed good nursing care, and spe- Inl attention to the nutrition Is necessary. Most doctors believe that he vaccine against whooping cough will give active Immunity and pro- ectiori to children. These Injections re usually begun when the child s about, six months old. Whooping pugh Is serious and all possible teps should be taken to avoid It • • * Note: Dr. Jordan Is unable to twwer Individual questions from eaders. However, each day he will nswer one of the most frequently d questions In his column * * • QUESTION: What is nervous ex" 0 " aUd What are the symp Phis is a vague term used to cover symptoms of various causes believed to result from too much strain ou the emotions and brain. The symptoms vary and the term cannot be used for any single group of conditions. Feeling the heart beat, difficulty wl h sleeping, irritability, and similar complaints frequently relied the 1 condition known by this name. , '• "tuugu ai can happen these days. It wouldn't be surprlsine a shift in Russian foreign 1,011,1 There certainly is room for a cliniul of policy i,, Europe, bcc/uisrHI Soviet policy hasn't' been ,» ' dividends. Western Europe has recovering economically lmdoi . Marshall Plan. And along with th,l there has been a great slrengtherl Ing of the defenses against a es ,"I sion from any quarter The morale of the Western Eurc can democracies has been movin .Mdlly upward. We get a good " dlcation of that i,, the prolec e North Atlantic alliance, to who Moscow objects bitterly. So it's quite possible Russia ma toward?"hi'"™ *> C 'il" g ^ ° f I 10 ' 1 " """ ' "" Ig One Way to Get a Suit PORTLAND, Me. (UP)_A youn- man tried on a brown striped suli size 36. in Moris Raddin's store decided it looked perfect and dashed away, leaving his old one behind. blggmg with a psychic one spnde bid. When West made a vulnerable overcall of two diamonds, Ra- pee (North) felt quite certain that his partner was on a psychic bid So he took it a little easy, bidding three clubs. East's bid of three diamonds conlirmed that stone had nothing, and West also had read the psychic when he jumped to five diamonds. Rapee doubled and would have set that contract 500 points. However, Stone was afraid to leave the double in, having opened on such a weak hand and bid five spades. Rapee realized now that his partner either had a singleton or was void in diamonds. He was confident also that the Mng of clubs was in the West hand, to justlff the jump to five diamonds; so, In spite of the fact that he knew South :ould have nothing more than a ''ing or so in his hand, Rapee went ) six spades. The opening lead of the Jack o! hearts was won in dummy with the king »nd Stone discarded his eight of diamonds on dummy's ace of hearts. Two rounds of trumps were taken, then Stone led a club. When the king dropped, it gave ' ' n seven-odd for a. top score on Whether these mysterious move may signal some new tactics in th cold war remains to be seen I this: eVent - J Wleve we «n « Whatever change there mav be i Soviet tactics, as I see it, there wi be no alteration in the fundament a'n" ° £ Destroying c«pU.3£ T h l C ""' n « *. c °"»»»»ist wotlcl being chary about Interpreting tlJ Moscow mystery, pending furU.o developments. They recognize tt£ only a handful of people In thl highest Soviet councils can re the Molotov riddle at this June tin 15 Years Ago In Blytheville Mrs. Fred Smidcfur was electee! president .of the Beta CM sun da ! Ch, h C ' aSS ° f the Presbyterlarl Church Monday afternoon. * A ,- ' ea Gcsse ". Mis, Mary Outlaw and Mrs. Edgar Boi-J Members of the Tuesday Contract Club were guests of Mrs. Mav Aid-! ridge, this week for afternoori *"?*?• A cold plate was sen-cdj with beaten biauit and coffee. Mr s J ; D - Chamblin won the high score! s bioominB piant , '*' s - <- a Smith has returned' from Meridian, Miss., where she! has been visiting with relatives forl the past 10 days. I Just a Pa! FORT WORTH, Tcx._w> A man -reaten for injuries received wheiil rut over the head by a beer bottle'l told authorities he didn't want Ille charges. He explained that person who struck him was Beost of Burden HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted ruminant 7 Renti 13 Roved 14 Arched puiage 15 Cereal grain 16 Measures of paper 18 Immerse 19 Not (prefix) 20 Perceive by sensej 22 Tantalum (symbol) 2.1 Fasten 25 Image 27 Icelandic myths 28 Dung beetles 29 Manganec* (symbol) 30 Atop. 31 Hypothetical structural unit 32 Note of scale 33 Measure of land 35 German king 33 Malt beverage 39 Close 40 Abraham's home 41 Breaks 47 Tellurium (symbol) 48 Drink slowly 50 Once mor« 51Japanese outcast 52 Hebrew ascetic 54 Submerged 5« Nets 57 Compound «th»r*. _. VERTICAL 1 Waken 2 Accommodated 3 Touch lightly 4 Nforning <«b.) SWax 5 Arabian gulf ' It belongs lo the genus 8 Formerly 9 Toward (prefix) 10 Sorrowful 11 Reviser 12 Divisionj of the calyx 17 Whil« 20 Maligns 21 Phantoms 24 Approve 26 Give 33 Mistreats 34 Shade of red 38 Hat maker 37 Mountain nymphs 42 Horse's neck hairs 43 Er 4-1 It is native to (ab.) 45 Secrete 46Seth's son (Bib.) 49 Greek letter 51 Compass point 53 Half an em 55 Note of 1 U ~ ii 3$ l w 3 ^ •a u %% " H W, a 't% ^ * * '' ^_. HI so "r- =d 7 14 ^ 1 » J ' « r» f ^ * m 11 " 30 31 55 Hi ^ bi 10 8 m M bl 1 a 34 f! 12 31 ^ ,