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PACT FOUX BLYTHEVTt.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 1949 TH* BLYTHEVILLE COURIER MEWS TBB COURIER KEW8 OO. B W HALNE8. PufctiaiMr JAMES L. VERHOEF* Edits P HUMAM. UnttttOtt •oU National AdTertittnj .WiUftc* Wiune Ox N» Xork. Chicago. OMn* , Ucmptsfe • PuNfebcd l»«rr Arttrnocr, Execs* ' Intend u wcuoc ciau m*u«i M UK pod* ' oSi£* al BlyU»«vUle, irkanss*. uoctei «* ol Coo- (Ktt, OCWtW », 1»» J _ Member o» rb» «i»ort»u»1 Prq» _ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By CVTWI in en* city ol Slytbcirui* at ui) •uburtaa COWD vbcn carrtei tervtc* » .alia- Umea -JOc pel •«* 01 Hoc pel mooUx By m»ll. wiUur • radius o! av ouK» (4.00 pel jear. B.UO loi si* montn* $1.00 toi ttorw ooaihs: bj mail ouu.d> SO mil* ion* (10 W on rn> paysbl* Is advance Meditations In the mtanlime, when thcrt were jafhtred tag ether an Innumerable multitude of people, in-. lomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all Beware .ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which U h)po- erlsy.— Luke 12:1. * • • •"• When you see a man with a great deal ol , religion displayed in Ills shop window, you may •depend upon it he keeps a \ery small stock o! '-'it within.— Spurgeon. Barbs ",' You're sure of a world of prosperity 1! you •work hard, save— ujd attain success. r» • • " !7 A ChicMO nun, married 50 years, »ayi he has a happy life btcaui* he hm never quarreled hii wife. Obviously, neither plays bridge. Burglars who stole a crate of corsets may be letting themselves in for a long stretch, « • • Th« aafwt way U pilch to Ted Williams 15 to remember lo duck. • * * W« know why It'i to hot— all those college traduatet going around with decrees. Street Widening Plan Soon to Be a Reality Announcement by municipal officials that Street Department crew this week will begin a long-awaited street widening program was welcome news for a lot of motorists. While it may be months before the project is completed, the starting of the program is a. step in the right direction. City officials acted wisely when they selected the two-block section on Chickasawba for the starting point because it probably carries heavier traffic than fany .other east-west street except Main. •?:-• Also scheduled for widening are Walnut and Ash streets between Broadway •and Division. The wider streets will ^nean safer driving and at the same "time permit faster flow of traffic. pfemocrats, Court Farmers, Dp Their Shopping Early *~ Democratic leaders are resuming •their courtship of midwestern farmers almost before the experts have finished figuring why last year's flirtation paid -off so well at the polls. The recent Des Moines conference • with farmers from 16 states was pegged to a study of the Brazilian plan for farm price supports and subsidies. But the Democratic high command said candidly it was out to woo the farmers with the 1950 election in mind. Senator McGrath of Rhode Island, the party's national chairman, cautioned that tlie Democrats might lose control of the U. S. House if they did not lay Ihc election groundwork early. This was an admission that his party's deep inroads into farm country last fall were largely unexpected, and that no easy repetition of this performance at the polls could be counted on. In the 16 states represented at the Des Moines meeting, there are 11 Senatorial seats and 1-15 House seats which will be at stake in 1950. The present Senate lineup there is 10 to 1 for the GOP, and the .House score is 79 to 66 in the Republicans' favor. Senate totals, of course, do not include seats where terms expire after 1950. The Democrats gained four Senate seats and 40 House berths in the IG-slate area last ear. At the very minimum they \j-ant to hold their House gains in 1950. : For a Republican resurgence there might well point the way to GOP control of the House. Even though there is less likelihood that Republicans can also recapture the Senate, the Democrats cannot look with comfort on the prospect of either chamber slipping into opposition hands while they hold the White House. They remember the deadlocks between Congress and President Truman that were the bitter fruit of the divided rule that followed the GOP sweep of 1946. It i« possible Democratic loaders may b« thinking beyond just keeping what they have. They may be hoping for even bigger successes in the farm slates. Large majorities in House and Senate, firmly founded in a strong farmer- labor tieup, would obviously enhance the party's effectiveness as an instrument for carryingout the President's policies. The present strength of northern Democrats is almost always insufficient to win out over a determined opposition coalition of Republicans and southern Democrats. The attendance of a few labor leaders at the Des Moines conference suggests that party officials may be trying to tighten the bonds between tanners and workers for just this purpose. Presumably the Republicans are aware of all these possibilities. A few already liave mounted platforms to denounce the Brannan plan anew and otherwise seek to offset any benefits the Democrats may have registered at Des Moines. If the Democrats hold oilier such meetings, as seems likely, the result undoubtedly will be to force an early start to the heavy camaigning for 1950. Th odd years on the calendar used lo provide us with a welcome respite from this sort of thing. But politics is becoming as annual as taxes. Do or Dye The Army wants to make ils own uniforms for officers. It claims the present plan of parceling the work out among several manufacturers produces outfits which don't match in color. A spokesman for the uniform makers says there'd be no complaint on that score if all officers sent their garb lo the same cleaner. Then, he snys, the uniforms would always be alike in colur. Optimist! VIEWS OF OTHERS A Scathing Message Seldom has a President used more scathing terms than those employed by Mr. Truman to denounce the real ejlate lobby. He snys a "little group of ruthless men" is trying to mislead Congress aiuE the nation on housing legislation and he adds in a letter to Speaker Rayburn: I do not recall ever having witnessed a more deliberate campaign of misrepresentation and distortion against legislation ot such, crucial Importance to public welfare. But the President did not confine himself to general condemnation. He took up the lobby charges point by point to show that they are lalse. Actual -expenditures under the House bill . will be about -lO^billions, ipreid over 30 years, rather than the afl-billton estimate of the lobby. Unit costs of low-rent public housing will average 08465, instead of more tliun $15,000, Such nous- ing will be restricted to people of low income, and not be made available to persons with good Incomes. So runs the President's bill of particulars. In reviewing the fight o( the real estate lobby against public housing legislation, it is sometimes necessary to rub one's eyes in wonder at some ol the things it has said and done. Here is a private interest which, Uirough. previous housing legislation, lias been greatly benefited by governmental action and governmental funds. Vet, like a dog in the manger, it decs not want sirnllir ittion lattn in betiall o[ the poorest part of the population. The clfccl of the lobby's activity U to perpetuate the crime and disease-breeding slums in both urban and rural areas. These slums are pvottuble to their owners, who are willing to batten on human misery. Private enterprisers cannot and will not replace the slums, because they cannot do it with prolit. That Is well understood and private enterprise cannot be blamed lor rclusnig to engage in losing ventures. But private enterprise, which willingly lakes subsidies for higner types of nousing, cannot reasonably object to the grant of subsidies for slum clearance. Never before in the nation's history have the American people suffered so much for want ol places lo live. The housing shortage is causing domestic imhappiness, divorces and ev«n murder as people are crowded lOKCtlier In Intolerable Intimacy. H Is not • sentimental exaggeration to jay that the plight of many Is reminiscent ol the line from Matthew: "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; But the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." The real estate lobby has the nerve to place itself directly In the path of the national weltare, and even lo attack men like Senator Tall tor failure to do its bidding. It Is an Incredible state of affairs, «nd II fully justifies the President! strong lunguage. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY Our Planned Economy Key Satellite Countries Showing Resentment Against Soviet Rule PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Stock Market Slump, Unemployment Offset in Part by Favorable Factors The DOCTOR SAYS BV EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. I Written fur NEA Service Donnatophytosls (or "ringworm" ir "athlete's fc/ot," as it is more commonly known) Is a skin disease. Improper hygiene of the feet frequently 'aids the infection to become established. It is often difficult to cure. For the prevention of derma- tophytosis. the following has been recommended by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association: 1 Keep the feet clean and dry, with special attention to places between the toes. 2. Air shoes and socks when not in use. 3. Shoes hould be elected that sare as light and well aerated as is compatible with working conditions. 4. A dusting powder consisting of 10 per cent boric acid in powdered talc should be dusted on the feet between the toes every night and miming. TREATMENT For treatment, the following policy has been -iggested: 1. Only the mild lesions that occur between the toes should o< :reated by (he patient himself Considerable redness, moisture pustule formation or pain call fot .he attention of the physician anc the physician only. The patient must err on the safe side. 2. Mild cases can be treated b: observing regulations just laic down for prevention, and using local application of the boric ack foot powder mentioned previously If there is no improvement withii two weeks, consult a physician. Under no circumstances, say the council, should the patien yield to the well-meant rccom mendations of friends and to ad vertisements. Preparations con tainind iodine, mercury or sulfu are particularly dangerous, sulfonamide preparations are torious because they so frequentl lessen the effectiveness nf suifona mide drugs which may be impera lively indicated later for a rea serious ailment. WASHINGTON (NEA) — With unemployment rising and the stock market in a skimp, there Ls natural concern over a passible recession. But these are only two of the economic Indicators, A look at every and portent on the horizon fives a somewhat different impression. For this general view, the June issue of "Economic Indicators," published by the Joint Congressional Committee on the Economic Report, provides as reliable and ax up to date a set of charts nnd table.? as can be found. And the figures themselves tell the story, without any interpretation or prediction. Here are few highlights: Cost of Laving—After reaching; a hijrh of 1745 last August and September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics Coiummer.s' Price Index started (o drop. It went down five and a half points to 'a low of 169 las t February. Then it started to climb again, to 160.5 in March and 169.7 in April. Watch for the May figure, soon lo be announced. Apparel, fuel find house fur nL-ih- tng prices are down. But food rent prices have advanced more, and arc continuing uuward. Wholesale - Prices—They likewise reached a high last August—169.5— <vncl continued downward to a low of 15S2 for the week ending May 3. Then they started upward or leveling off ;-t 156.5 for the week ending May 24 and 156.1 for the weeks ending May 31 and June 7. The rise is In farm products and foods. Other commodities arc down from the high of 153 last fall to 145 today. Stocks Have Dropped In Past Tear Stock Market — The Standard and Poor index on 416 common stocks reached a high of 135 in June. 1948, and has dropped steadily ever since. Corporate Profits — The drop in stock prices is a reflection in the drop of corporate profits. Preliminary estimates by the Council of Economic Advisers on first quarter 1049 cEirnings are at the annual rate of 517.200,000,000 after taxes. Compare this with the high of $20,- SOO.OCO.OCO for 3918. but only S>2.- 2PO.OOTOOO in 1946 and $8,400,000,000 in 1920. Dividend payments in the first quarter of 1949 remain at the annual rate or S8.3CO. 000.000, the same as for the last quarter ol 1948, wii'rh is an nil-time hish. Unemployment — While Bureau of Census estimates Miow unemployment up to 3289,000 In May after .slight declines In March and April, the figure Li still below the 1941 averace monthly unemploy- metU- of 5,560.000. The rise in unemployment Ls in nonaErneuHurp.l employment, which is down to 49,720.000 from last August's high of 52.800,000. Farm employment. however ,is up a million over May. 1048, to B.ST-rXOD. The total labor force of 63,452.000 this May \va,5 two -million greater than a year ?co. And total civilian employment of 58604.000 is higher thrii at any time this ye?r. Some economists think that employment indices are not good barometers because of the arbitrary deiinitions of who is employed and unemployed. There is at hurts. present considerable criticism OL the Census sample, survey figures by those who contend that real unemployment, including these laid off. is much higher. Spcnriinr Power 5UII Evident Purchasing Power—A more realistic estimate of employment conditions may be obtained from figures on payrolls, income from rents, Interest and dividends. Here estimated figures for Ihe first quarter of 1949 show national income at the annual rate of $228,000,000,COO. as compared with the actual 1948 total of nearly 5 ?25,000,000,000. Compensation of employes for the first, quarter of 1949 Ls estimated at the annual rate of $141,900,000,000, as compared with $139.400,000,000 for the high ye a r 1948. Rental income and net interest payments are steady, and as mentioned above, dividend payments are unchanged. As these figures indicate potential spending power, they show no real cause yet for shprp depression. Personal Savings — They have risen to a new postwar high estimated for the first quarter of 1949 at the annual rate of $21,200,000.- COO Personal consumption expenditures are, however, slightly above the first quarter of 1948. Industrial Production—The Federal Reserve Board index was down to 1T4 for May, having dropped steadily from the 195 high of last October-November. Mineral production, manufacture of both durable and soft goods are down, as supplies have been catching up with demand. And tills is what Note: answer Dr. Jordan Is unable individual questions from readers. However, each day h* will answer one of the most frequently asked questions (n his column. QUESTION: What treatment do you advise to get relief or cure from arthritis? ANSWER: This is the kind of question that is utterly impossible lo answer briefly. There are many kinds of arthritis and many varieties of treatment. Veors In Ago Bv DeVVItt MacKeniie AP Foreijn Affairs Analyst John Foster Dulles says "events may be shaping up to a new and intense struggle" within the Soviet Union and the satellite countries. He adds tliat "Soviet leadership Is having to contend with problems in the satellite countries where there is steadily growing revolt against the extreme Intolerance ol Soviet Communism." Speaking of Czechoslovakia. Hungary and Po« I land. Dulles declares that the peo-» I le of these countries "will not will- ngly accept vigorous conformity to . pattern of life mace tor them in doscow." I quote Mr. Dulles because h» ong has been a student of Soviet Russian affairs, and has exceptional pportunitics to secure information. He is a member of the united States elegaliou to the United Nations, s Republican adviser on foreign lolicy to Secretary of State Ache- on, and attended the Big Four Foreign Ministers Council meeting ust concluded in Paris. Further- uore, his statement conforms to iredictions which this column has jeen making. The evidence is complete enough that there is no place in this i, 7 uid age for totalitarian diclatur- .hips. no matter what ideological banner they lly. The rank and file won't stand for such regimentation indefinitely—especially dictatorships imposed by foreign nations. Sisiis of IVirTU'Ulty The signs multiply that Moscow having difficulties, perhaps at home but certainly among the satellites. The outstanding case, of course, is that of the premier Balkan state of Yugoslavia which, under leadership of hard-boiled Marshal Tito, has refused to surrender its sovereignty to Moscow. However, there is dissension in other satellites, and purges have been re-^ ported recently. f As might he expected, some of the worst clashes revolve about the Communist attack on religion. Fresh trouble was reported Thursday by a Vatican source in Rome. It was stated that Uvo lea'ding bishops o! the outlawed Uniate Church in Romania (the Uniate Church is a branch of the Roman Catholic faith) have been put to torture by Communist officials in an effort to break their allegiance to the Pope. Meantime in Czechoslovakia, Catholic Archbishop Josef Beran is fighting attempts of the nation's Communist regime to get control of the church. The position there is tense, with public feeling running high. Secretary Acheson declared that Communist-run Czechoslovakia is waging a campaign against religious freedom which violates "the decencies' of civilization." Reds Cannot Kill Religion Similar situations exist in Poland, Bulgaria and Hungary, and from far-off Northern Korea comes word of widespread strife between the Catholic Church and the Communist government. As pointed out In a previous col- this refusal of religion to Mr. and Mrs. C7. G. Hubbard and family will go to Chicago tomorrow limn. whee they will visit the furniture j knuckle untler may well prove to be market and also attend the Fair. | the greatest obstacle which bolshe- Mis-s Betty McCutchen. daughter of Mr. anrt Mrs. O. W. McCnichen entertained 20 guests, including a number from out of town for a dancp last night at the Country Club. Later the crowd went for a swim at the Chicago Mill pool which was reserved for the occasion. NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WIIX Notice is hereby given that Hie Last Will and Testament of J. M. Hunch, deceased, was probated in accordance with laws of Arkansas y the Probate Court of the Chick- sawba District of Mississippi The new king (Fred M. Satgh, Jr., preMtient of the St. Louis Cardinals) has brought in strange gods. He is building > shrine to Lady Luck and kowtows to nn old cuss named Chance... .The flags of true sport are at hallmasl.—Circuit Judge Francis E. Williams, criticizing Saigh lor Intrortuc- Ing Cardinal-sponsored quiz contests »t Sports- m«na Park in St. Louis. • • • We do not have a complete victory, but we have passed a milestone.—UAW president Waller Reulhcr, »l the end of th* Ford it run. IN HOLLYWOOD Rv ¥, r.skinc Johnsrn N'KA Stafl Correspconrfenl HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —Meet to bo rt lawyer. Dolores was pleased, ic "Croat Profile"—junior grade ! Al 14 ! it v.ns football and a month Seventeen-year-old John Barry- I in thr hospital and 130 days in a nore. Jr., is ready to take the first • cat! with a broken colhvibouc. step into Ins father's famous foot- i At 15—"The ham came out in irints by playing a role in a motion ' me." he .said. "I couldn't sleep one Picture. [nlphi. I went for a Ions walk. I He's becoming fin actor even : looked up al the stars for a lorn? though mama drcamcci of a career : lime and all of a sudden 1 knew I for him iu either law or medicine i hart to be an actor." "It was quite a strusule changing | For uvo years he's been "\vork- mothcr's mind." he laughed as lie; ins" on his mother. She linally nervously lit a cigarct. It was hi.s i gave her consent and he siancd a first press interview. j contract to play the Juvenile lead Bridge World. As Sheinwold points out. you can jiut sit there and follow suit, and wait for the next deal, hoping you wilt get a3 the aces and kings If you do get them, maybe you will let a smart opponent Utlk you out of your contract. The cards you piay actually talk, so a false-card may literally talk an opponent into wrong play. Lsok to!ay's hand over csicfuly. de Mama— Dolores Costcllo —has some famous footprints of her own but she didn't want him following them, either. Shf was sitting across from John, Jr.. In the quiet, oak-paneled library of her I.os Angeles mansion, built for a California oil millionaire In the roarintr twenties. She laughed, too. ^ud said: "I thought I coulil divert him. flul I gave up. E giKss IIP was born lo act. I hope the child will bt happy." The Barrymore losks and personality are there. The classic, profile. I The charm. The eyes. The height— ; he's almost six fed. ! Aunt Ethel and Unclf Lionel have ' seen it. So have old friends of his \ father who repeatedly have told him: "Yes sir, son. you've got what your father had." | Mother Dolores saw it, too. but at first she refused to recognize it. She remembered Join;. Sr., telling her tliat he was often unhappy j as an actor. She never wants John. ; Jr., to be unhappy. > 1 It wasn't MviiU uvo years a£o. | when he was 15. that junior himself •. realized he was born to net. > Al eight it was a shiny buglr. | ,, . „ At 10 he wanted to be a famous: liCCllS (.tHIHC chemist. I His mother remembers: "He al most burned down the hon^e." At 12 he dtcamrd of bccomtne i i independent picture. "Thiln- in the Dust," for producers Alsn Lcmay and George Tctnpleton St:irlit>£ salary S150 a week. Options I" 550.000 a nirlurr at thr tn<l nf srvrn years. n«]nrrs and John. Sr.. were rii- voitcd when lie was only 3. John saw him only twice. Dolores re- mar; led—D". John Vruwink. the obsunrician who. oddly, officiated at the birth of John. Jr. Ji'V.n. Kr.. and Dolores' first-born daughter Dolores (now 18). and John. jr.. crow up in the Sta'lcr Vruv. im-. mansion tuid spent'the summers on the Vruwink ranch near Ore.m-lrfe. Calif. Din.iehlcr Dolores has no acting aspi: ;tt-.rns at the moment. Her mother s.iid: "She has n flair for writing a:vl art." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE H> \Vrlli:im K. .MrKcnnry Arurrira's ('aril Authority Wcillin for NV..\ Service 'Talking' Card If AQ~4 « A K 6 3 + 107 J Rubber—N-S vul. Sonth Wwt \oilH KaM 1 ¥ Pass 2 N'. T. Psss SN'.'T. Pass Pass Pass Opening—4 3 15 Here- Alum tiilrd cowuoy. AI U In WM determined i peaied s an intn-csting hand from P Siioimvold's article en- '1:11 itf:il Bi-idge." which ap- tn > recent Luu« of The With the oueums lecvd of the ihrer of spades, you carl see that North has n spade trick. lour hrnru Tour diamonds. But Wrst was not one of tliase piaycis who thinks about the golf gamp played on th< previous altcrnoon. Nor sva.s Wr.y one of those \vomcn who di-scusr the new hat Mrs. Jones wore at the Party yesterday. He was a player who geU a lot o fun oil] of concentrating, so tt-h declarer played o'ummv's (ivr-spo on the first trick. West played th are. Playiuc the ace ricn;e.s holdin the kin".. When he returned thi douce o[ spades, declarer naturnlly figured that East held the king. Th language of the cards told him lha —50 there \va.s no use in puttin up the (uieen. f'.c decided to take a chance and pipy the ten-spot You c^u see \vhat happened Ens won the trick and relumed a spid which Weal »on with th« lun«. An vism has to overcome in its eilort-l ,-J to sovictize the world. It is a cardi- V nal tenet of atheistic Communism that religion Is the done of the masses anrt must be destroyed. But that's easier decreed than done. There are mighty few people out of the world's population of more than two and a quarter billion who don't believe in a God of some kind. They will fight for that belief when they might not fight for anything else. That being the case why is it ' that communism persists in this anti-religion campaign? Surely the Red leaders know as well as any- 'ounty. Arkansas ,011 the 23rd day b °<fy. clse that the elimination ol f June, 1049. Au appeal from probate can be effected only by filing a petition stating the ground for such appeal .'ithin six months from the date if this notice. WITNESS my hand and seal this !3rd day of June. !M9. ELIZABETH BLYTIVE. Clerk Shane and Fendler, attys. 6-25,7-2-9 other spade was cashed and then the ace of clubs, which defeated the contract. religion 15 a hopeless objective. The answer is that the doctrines of the major religions controvert what totalitarian bolshevism stands for. Therefore the world can't b« communized so long as It clings to religion. Thus the drive to spread atheism must continue. Canada, with an area of almost 4 million square miles, covers » surface almost as large as Europe and larger than the United States, excluding Alaska. Bead COUI-IEI News W«nt Ads. Work Horse Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted animal, the horse 9 Giver 10 Storms 12 Beauteous 13 Printing mistakes 15 Ratios IS Weird 17 Preposition 18 Lloyd's 6 Unusual 7 Hideous monster 8 Approach 9 tt is a animal 11 Steps over fences 12 Golf teacher 14 Airship 20 Bulging jar 21 Harvest ES. 1 1 30 Lamprey- catcher 22 Native metals .13 Onager Register (ab.) 23 findl 35 Fish sauce 19 Rocky 26 Pineapple 36 Rail bird pinnacle 23 Droops 37 Venerable 22 Oleum (comb. form) 24 French article 2&Short-nappecS fabric 26Winglike part 27 Electrical unit 28 Fillip 2QSaint<!(3b.) 31 Rough lava 32 Babylonian deity 34 Grind the tetth together 38 Greets 4 \ Grog shop 43 Wall--* •14 Caravansary 45 Change 46 Artificer in wood VERTICAL 1 Vtrfifitr 2 Grafted (her.) SDtcsys 4 Weep 38 Lame 3D Poker slake 40 F'roster i 42 Clamp : 43 Diminutive, of* Daniel

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