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VLUHUVILLK URIC.) C0URTEK NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 22,1949 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W, HAINE8, PuUUiur , JAMES L. VERHOEW, Editor • PAUL D. HUMAN, AdvtrtUln« Manager 801* «»UOMJ' Advertising R*pre»nt»uve»: Willie* Wiuner Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, MemnhU ____ FutHUbtd Every Afternoon Except Sunday Bound u second clue matt*i »t trie pott- ofilce »t Blythevllle, Arkarua*, under tot ol Con- crew. October », Un. __ _ Member ol The Aaoclattd Preu _ SUBSORIFriON RATES: •T carrier In th« city ol Bljlhevllle or suburban town where carrier service I* m tained 20c per week, or Sac pel month. By mall, within a radius ° J M m11 "' • 1 - OU ?" «ar 1200 tor six months, *1.00 for three month*; by mill outside 50 mil* a>ne. »1».00 per yen jayabie In advance. _ ______ main- Meditations Teachlni them to observe mil thlnn whaUo- ever I have cwmanded you: and. lo, I •»» « lth y«u alwayi, even unlo the end of Ihe world.— Amen.—Matlhew «:Z». » • » Do not look forward to whal may happen tomorrow. The same everlasting Father who care« for you today will take oaie of you tomorrow, and every day. Either He will shield you from sutler- Ing, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, put aside all anxious thought* and imaginations.-Francis de Sale«. Barbs No matter how dilapidated llu 'home town v nation, It's a better place to get off a train than on one. • • • There.hi no place tike home weept a battlefield —during spring cleaning. • • • Bven at the age of one the younger generation often ataya up all night raising caln. » • • Much lntrre.1 might be arouaed In arithmetic by letting (he «hool kid! figure out buebil! average*. • • • Stopping lo tie your «hw In the mlddJe oi the itreet li considered unhealthy. employment might be worked out. Certainly, in fairness to all concerned, the existing requirements for medical practice should be rigicily adhered to wherever displaced doctors ai'e taken in. Perhaps there could also be a plan for a non-compulsory assignment of newcomers to areas where they are most needed, once their training is up to standard. It would be both unfair and unwise if, for example, the bulk of displaced physicians here should settle down to practice in New York City. These are problems which the admitting countries would have to work out. They do not seem insoluble. In a world that needs more and better medical protection, surely some way can be found to jfive a useful life to these hundreds of physicians now penned up in DP camps. "Okay, Hold It!" VIEWS OF OTHERS Medical Manpower Is Going to Waste The UN Economic and Social Council has asked the countries that admit : European displaced persons to take in a higher proportion of DP's from the intellectual and professional classes. It noted that a recent international Relief Organization survey showed that most of these countries want manual workers and laborers, and that there •re still more than 2500 "trained and •killed" physicians" in DP camps. The United States is said to be the only one of the more than a dozen countries which has encouraged doctors lo resettle there. This seems rather odd since, although we have a shortage of doctors in this country, the need un' doubtedly is less acute here than in most other nations in the resettlement program. The situation, however, is difficult for some of the receiving countries as •well as for the displaced physicians. Many of these countries, particularly in South 'America, need skilled workers and farmers as well as skilled doctors. It may be short-sighted of their governments to accept a< preponderance of the former. But it also may be that workers and farmers would find it easier to readjust and start earning a living than the professional men would. It is conceivable that in many countries and sections where medical care is. most needed, the foreign physicians would be hard put to make a go of it unless they were on government salary. There might be another difficulty in admitting displaced professional and scientific persons, again with special emphasis on doctors. Undoubtedly there •re younger men and women in this "trained and skilled" group whose training has been impropr, according to accepted professional standards. Many of them must have fled from countries that were under Nazi domination before they were seized by Russia or its agents. German scientific and medical training was notoriously unscientific under the Nazis. It was forced I to conform to an unsound political and [ social philosophy. We know that Communist science, like every other aspect of Communist life, operates under similar restrictions. This educational deficiency is not the fault of the displaced persons, so it should .not bar them from admittance to • new country. But as a protection to the^patient and, ir. • lesser degree, to the medical profession of a country, they should not be permitted to practice immediately. In some cases inadequate training, rusty from disuse, would have to b* remedied. Perhaps an interim program of education and of .non-practicing medic*! Missouri's Road Needs Dollar /or dollar, Missouri probably lias received as much or more for Its highway expenditures as any state In the union. Bui this docs not mean that the road system is perfect Existing roads must be repaired and extended, and many miles of rural far-to-market roads should be "taken out of the mud." To lhl» end Gov. Smith's Highway Advisory Committee has evolved a comprehensive plan to be financed by a two-cent Increase In the stale gasoline tax. A bill for this purpose now is before the Hous: In Jefferson City. It should be adopted. But It is not likely lo be adopted without some rather brisk skirmishing. The forces which backed the defeated Curry Amendment last November almost certainly will oppose the measure. That means the oil companies, the Automobile Club of Missouri and certain farmers' organizations which are themselves in the oil and gasoline business. This Is not a question of whether or not more money Is needed for roads and highways. It is a question .o( how such money Is to be spent. The opposition forces would have amended the State Constitution to permit doling out funds to hundreds of local road-building agencies. This would have meant giving up all hope for a thoroughly Integrated, statewide program. It would have meant duplication of equipment and inex- > pert direction. Worst of all. it would have meant a bonanza for local politicians. That's why the plan was rejected by the voters of Missouri. The pending measure, on the other hand, sticks to the spirit and the letter ol the Constitution. It puts the expenditures of the Increased ro«d funds In the expert hands of the State Highway Commission. ' That's where expenditure belongs. It Is true that the commission Is not authorized to build local roads, but it can incorporate any road Into the state system. Especially since the governor'! committee put great stress on rural roads—a stress, which the legislators should properly repeat—the commission fan be counted on to give adequate attention to lar-to-market mileage. Unlike the Curry plan, the pending proposal is no shot in the dark. It represents a well thought-out, 10-year program under which about $330,000,000 should be available for new construction. It would add approximately 15.000 miles of farm-to-markct. roads to the state system and still leave about $45,000,000 for additional construction of this kind In accord with future needs. It would also make about S250,- 000,000 available for the major highway system. Considering wh»i other stales are paying for good roads, the Missouri plan li an economical one. Even at four cents, the Missouri gas tax «tlll will be lower than the country-wide average. The program made possible by this increase will be In expert hands. And It meets a real need. It should, In spite of seltlsh opposition, be adopted. —ST. LOUIS FOST-DISPATCA. SO THEY SAY Cold War and Peace Objective* Bring New Duties for Teachers Ability Considered Secondary Under Seniority Rule in Congress in Selecting Committees By Peter Edson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NEA) — The! death of Congressman Sol Bloom of New York and the rise of Congressman John Kee of West Virginia to succeed him as chairman of the political system of seniority rule. Few people In Washington know who John Kee is. Yet he has been In Washington since 1932, representing his district of seven scenic southern West Virginia Countries. In hts 16 years In Congress, the 75-year-old lawyer Kee has made little noise and caujed no trouble But he has gradually been piling up seniority so that he Is now In line for" the committee chairmanship. He has been a regular attendant at committee meetings. He has done the Jobs assigned him. His principal claim to fame has been that he sponsored the Foreign Service Act of 1945. This legislation was drafted in the State Department to reorganize the growing stafl of foreign service officers. Congressman Kee saw it through House passage. In general he has supported most State Department policies. He has been for extension of the Hull reciprocal trade agreements program, for the Bretton Woods agreement and the British loan, and for full Marshall Plan appropriations. He Is a member of the Joint Congressional ("watchdog") Committee on the Economic Co-operation Admln- ls|ration. His foreign experience seems to have been confined to two years special legal work In Mexico. 30 years ago. Otherwise he has been counsel for Virginian Railway, ious but undistinguished congressman. The question Is whether these qualifications stamp him as a leader on foreign- policymaking before ,he House of Representatives? \ Another Case in Point Still another case of what sen- ority will do to elevate a man to ah Important committee chairmanship is provided by the Hon. Martin I-,. Somers of Brooklyn, New York. This year he became head of the Public Lands Committee, by right of seniority alone. This Is the committee that deals with land, water, timber, mineral and other natural resources of the great open spaces In the west. Since It has now been discovered that a tree grew in Brooklyn, this may qualify Congressman Somers as an authority on natural resources. P' in Indian affairs. But In past years he has attended few meetings of the Public Lands Committee and shown little Interest in what It did. Also, he has been seriously 111 this year and that has prevented his taking an active part in : the committee's many problems. But he is still listed as chairman. He did not acquire his seniority on the Public Lands Committee by lor.g service. Previously he served on the old committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures and on Mines and Mining, of which he was chairman, when that committee was merged with Public Lands by the Congressional Reorganization Act of 1946, Representative Somers was merged with It, and his seniority began to count. He was first elected to Congress in 1B24 and has been But again, does this mere length of service properly qualify is an auinoricy on natural resour- :es. Also, having been a Tammany I Sressmen jolitician. he has a natural Interest ; IE ous ° congressman for chairmanship of an important and highly specialized committee? Seniority Rales Over Ability When the LaFolIette-Monroney Congressional Reorganization Act was being fought over in 1946, seniority was one of its stumbling blocks. Nearly every study of congressional operations by political scientists has criticized the seniority rule and recommended its abolition. The substitute desired was some system that would permit the ablest man on any committee to be elected Its chairman. But neither Senate nor House would have any part of it. The reason is simply that con- who have seniority are ^ bTs'tsystems!- ed by time. They say It abolishes DOCTOR SAYS B.T Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service Although In recent years tnost scarlet fever t\as been somewhat more mild than In the past, It is still serious. About 125.000 eases, and some 500 deaths from scarlet fever are reported In the United States in peak years. It Is an infectious disease caused by germs belonging to the streptococcus family. It tends to increase during the fall and winter, but drops off In July and August with the closing of schools. One attack of scarlet fever usually gives Immunity for life, though second and even third "attacks occur occasionally. The disease develops from one to seven days after exposure. As a rule the symptoms come on suddenly with chilly sensations. Vomiting Is common. Headache is also often present. The fever develops rapidly and rises quickly to 104 to 105. The throat is usually sore, the loneue coated and cough may be present. One characteristic of early scarlet fever is fluhlng of the face. Rash Characteristic About the second day the ra/i appears. This fades In two or three days. After the rash and fever have left, the skin looks dry and rough and gradually the outer skin begins to peel and shed, sometimes in large flakes. The treatment Is aimed at the relief of symptoms, the shortening of the disease and the prevention of complications. • Many doctors recommend active immunization; that is. the use of injections of scarlet fever toxoid aimed at building up a resistance. Patients with scarlet fever need to be given plenty of-liquids and proper nursing cars. The sulfa drugs have been tried and seem to be helpful In many cases. Good results have been reported from penicillin treatments also. Note: Dr. Jordan Is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions In hts column. QUESTION. What are the best remedies for acid stomach and torpid liver? ANSWER: These terms are meaningless unless accompanied by a fuller explanation. Probably the most common cause for too much acidity In the stomach is an ulcer of that organ. Just what is meant by torpid liver, I could not guess. Years Ago In B/ytheviffe practicing lawyer, and a consclen- re-elected 12 times. temptation to play politics in the election of committee chairman. They say it lets experience govern the all-important work which these committees do. Nevertheless. Chairman John Kee of Foreign Affairs, chairman An- rirew L. Somers and a few others who are heading up important committees for the first time in this 81sl congress still have their reputations to make to justify the seniority system. Meanwhile, the younger men In Congress—men with a lot of ability and high hopes—are held in check, chafing at the bit. By the time tiiey have their experience and their seniority, many of them will probably he too old to rare up and go places. Numerous readers who have made inquiry In the last few weeks as to the fate of the ten year ago column will note that this column will again be resumed off and on for several months at least. The sad fact is that the former managements of this paper gave little care to the preservation of old files, which are in a lamentable ragged and fragmentary condition. This accounts for occasional lapses a feature which Is apparently By DeWltt MacKenil* AP Forelrn Affairs Analyst Paul Q Hoffman, economic col operation administrator, told f dojJ en Swedish labor leaders In Washl ington the other day that Russll won't start a war so long as "tln free peoples of the world stand to| gether." ,, That likely Is true, and It woiffi have been interesting if Mr. Holf-I man had expanded on that Idea bit. Who are the "free peoples" anil what makes 'em that wayV Thai and a lot of other questions mus| be answered If we are to navigati the present troubled waters suc. cessfully. It is a problem of educa-l tlon. I In recognition of this fact, Amerl lea's educational leaders are plan-] ning changes In curricula to dea with the questions growing out o.l continuing cold war. The educa-l tional policies commission of thi] National Education Association, which President Dwlght Eisenhow-l er of Columbia University Is E| member, conferred In Wash ing tori last week. Or. John K. Norton o:| Columbia, chairman of the commls-| slon, said: "The prospect that the cold w; will continue into the adulthood children now In school intensifie the responsibilities of teachers the present international crisis." New Duties for Teacher> The commission expects to makd recommendations in the spring! They will be designed to teachers and to implement Ameri-1 can foreign policy. A great problem has revolve! about the question' of whether] Communism should be dealt wit' in the class room and, if so. ju how- Many educators have reache the conclusion that the facts abou Communism should be presented but in a wholly objective manner. | There are many queries whic the Inquiring young mind (and th«| old one, for that matter) woutr like answeved. One of them proh-| ably ts why H should have fallen to the great Russian empire to become] the homeland of Bolshevism. The answer isn't complicated and It cx-j plains a lot. Russia under the czars was a 1 of darkness and despotism. Therel was one privileged class-—the aris-l tocracy. The "people" were «erfs.| Many of them always were read for revolt against their masters,! and it fell to bolshevism with direct-action to engineer the suc-| cessful revolution. Unhappily, however, bolshevism also rules by a| minority. Tells of Boosting Host This same thing has happene in other coimtries which have despotic rule. To illustrate: During a trip to a Balkan eoun-l try before the war I visited the es-l IN HOLLYWOOD By Crtklne Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent 11 You can't expect t;ie taimer lo go back to the income he had belore the war when has was the lowest wage earner of all. It wall do no good to drive farm prices dowp so the farmer* can't buy things made in the city.—Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney ID) or Wyoming. • » • - .The future of motion pictures, conditioned as it will be by the competition of television, as go- Ing lo have no room for the deadwood of the present or the faded glories, ol the past. It will lake brains instead of just money lo make pictures. —Bernard Shaw. We need an active failh in popular government »nd In public Justice in America If we are to promote it throughout the world.—Ellis Arnall, head of the Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers. Until 40 » man wants lo be good; after 40 he wants lo be good for something.—Dr. Arthur Stcinhaus. prolcssor of physiology. George Wil- lianu College. The great problem il the free Western democracies is the pioblem of boom and bust. The future ol the world depends upon our ability to master that problem.—President Truman. » • » I have solved practically 811 the pressing questions of our time, but they keep on being propounded as insoluble, Just as it I never existed. —Sam Goldwyn, Holly producer. • • • Ability and facility to express an Idea Is almost »» important as tht Idea llsclf—Bernaxd •iruch. HOLLYWOOD — (NBA)— Comes now a belated explanation of Blng Crosby's failure, to appear at the recent Photoplay banquet to accept a gold medal as the screen's most popular actor. It's explanation of all his failures to appear at public affairs. He just hates to wear that toupee in public, and Photoplay couldn't guarantee this time that he would not be photographed minus the dome doiley, while sitllng alongside 1«- grld Bergman and other lop stars. On Ihe Iwo occasions Blng did show up for dinner, photographers were barred (rom the actual presentation ceremonies. They photographed Bing accepting 'the medal while wearing his toupee in a basement room. Then Bine took olf his toupef, went upstairs and accepted the award again. As an actor, he's known as Dennis 'Kccfe. As a screen writer, his ame is Jonathan Rix. As an extra was known as Bud Flanagan, ow OKecfe Is considering offers direct. "The only trouble," he ays. "is that I can't think o« anther name." Milt Gold wants o glorify the Honolulu beach boys a movie. "Honolulu Beach Joy." Hope and Charity Charity benefits run In the Bob Hope family. Wife Dolores Is spon- orlng one at the Hope home to alse money for an operating room at Burbank's St. Joseph Hospital Paul Kelly's daughter, Mlml, is carrying on the family .tradition. She started out as a chorus girl, advanced to understudy, »nd now ,s playing the lead in "Flnlsn's Rainbow" on Brodftway. * # * » Love in Hollywood department: Corinne Calvert and John Bromfield are married While working on adjoining sound stages at Paramount. Paul Hcnrcld was making love to Corinne for "Hope of Sand." and Barbara Stanwyck was making lov« M Bromiidd tor "Thtlma Jordan." Promised and hoped lor: Red Skelton trying to'"Stop the Music" wilh 20 telephones during ft sequence in "Neptunes Daughter." When one telephone finally rings, s locked out and can't get into the room. • • # A reader wails: "You write about what an annoyance popcorn is at the movies but rarely, if ever, do you mention the REAL annoyance to movie- Koers—those people who continue tn carry on their dinner table conservation without letup regardless of what is being shown on the scren. Popcorn disappears eventually but the talkers go on forever." Modest Dan Dan Dailey's studio Is looking for ' top dramatic property to star him this year. Dan's Oscar nomination awakened the bosses' appreciation of the fact that their song and dance man can act, too. Dan's modesty, by the way, is very niucV unbecoming an actor. He was introduced at the Hollywood fights the other night and said: "I don't know why you make all this fuss about a hoofer when the McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. Mckenney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Makes Small Slam Without an Ace It seems only a short time ago hat Bobby Andrus was picking up score slips for me at tournaments. Then suddenly I saw young Robert Andrus play the role of Clarence Day in "Life With Father" in New York City. He is now appearing in 'City of Kings," one of the best ,)lays offered so far by the Black- friars Guild of New York. n redoubling. If he were set at ix doubled, he might as well be et redoubled. East had a choice of openings. The jack of spades could not be he right opening. He might make he ace of diamonds, but with only hree hearts in his hand, it seemed nore likely that he could make the ace of hearts. But Goldberg of course trumped the ace of .hearts In dummy, and ,ed the king of clubs. West went up with the ace, which Goldberg trumped. Then he trumped another heart in dummy and led the queen of clubs, on which he discarded the six of diamonds from his hand. The seven of spades from dummy was his next play. West won this trick with the ace of spades and returned a diamonds—but it was too late. Goldberg trumped it, and made his amazing contract of six spades doubled and redoubled without an ace In either hand. states of one of the landed gentry. I He was having some huge excava-| lions made in muddy terrain in or-| der to create some fish-ponds. The terribly heavy labor was donel largely by peasant girls, working Inl the mire with shovels. My hast,I laughed as he boasted thai he hired I these girls for the equivalent of I about 15 cents « day, plus som»| soup at neon time. He also sent | them home in trucks at night. Well, the rank and file In »I country like that, will turn for re- I lief to almost any ism which looKa I promising. Bolshevism struck at an I opportunte moment. I However, here again we have mi- I nority rule and not the majority | rule which characterizes the democracies. Countries under minorl- I ty rule arc not the "free peoples" | of which Mr. Hoffman spoke. So the educational experts more I and more seem to be leaning to the idea that all these pertinent facts should be placed before students of an understanding age. The student* need to know not only what constitutes "free peoples" but what I keeps them that way. popular with a great many readers | of this paper. The antique gown display ] ned by the Elliott Fletcher Chapt^ of the U.D.C. will be held early in April at the Ritz Theatre, it was announced today by Mrs. James B Clark president of the group. Music-Maker greatest tap dancer in the world Is sitting « few fcl away." They made Bill Robinson, sit- tiiiR in Ihe %-ont row, get up and take a bow. too. .Urk Benny made his television debut Kith the explanation: "Well, you enn't rely on Pyramid flubs for a living." M-G-M Is talking a deal Gertrude Lawrence, who has never admitted there even Is a Hollywood . . Joan Crawford goes to New York in April. And there ROCS dreg Bautzer's telephone bill. . .Roy Rogers and Dale Evans will do England and the continent this summer. . Bette Davis' first off the Warner lot picture, under her new contract probably will b« M Fox. + KQJ14 Tournament—Neither vul. 3onth We«t North Eas« * Pas? 1 * P"« * Pass «* P«s IM Double Redouble Pass— V A V' HORIZONTAL 1,6 Depicted orchestra leader 11 Fruit 13 Father 14 Diminutive of Nancy 15 Command 17 Greek letter 18 Preposition 19 Obtained VERTICAL 1 Feminine name 2 Ride gaily 3 John (Gaelic) 4 Kronen (ab.) 5 Self esteem 6 Quake 7 Either ft Born 9 Penetrate* 10 Not fresh 28 Female . 40 Point servant 43 Bustle 31 Mean 44 Entangle 20 Cloth me»»ur« jj u n it" o r«nergy 33 Country «S Feline 21 High card 13 Fondle 34 Abstract creature 16 Accomplish beings 46 Measure at 22 Lure 36 Wagons area 38 Play on words 48 Imprint (ab.) 39 While 50 M usical noU 23 Before 24 Conclusion 26 Written form 2 3 Expunge. of Mistresi 25 Remove 27 Tellurium (symbol) 28 Rough lava 29 Symbol for Illinium Bob has kibitzed the best play crs In the country at tournaments He says he never will forget th time he saw Herman Goldberg New York- City get lo six spade ... today's hand, oft all four aces To Bob's amazement, Goldbcr made the contract. In connection with the bidding. Goldberg said it had been a long evening, and it was the last round. Getting average on this board would mean nothing, so when his partner supported Ws spades, Goldberg In Die North plunged to tU. H* follow** Uw um* theory 31 Frozen water 32 Low haunt 34 Compats point 35 Membranous b», J7 Symbol fo» niton 38 Light touch 41 Symbol for tantalum 42 Beverag* 44 He makei mountain over the air wave* 4«Ventilat« 47 Early American 49 T»lkln« bird 51 Arrogatt 52 Years between 12 and 24 \