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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 27, 1949
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5-AGB SIX " BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COUBIER KEWS MONDAY, -TUNK 27, THK BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKB OOUBIXR rawaocx a. W HAIHB8, JA1OB L. PAUL O HPMAM. Sol* Nattoul AdrcrtMnt Wttmer Ox Ntv Tort, Chicago. Deoctt Er«ry Atterow, Except Monday Eotmd i* second clan mattei at tb* port- office at BJythertlle, iikansa*. uodct act ot Coo- treat, Octoba t, all SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •7 earrwi tn tb« dtj ol Blytoevuic c auburtoan town where carrier servtw a talced 10e pei week 01 «Sc pet month By «••" vitblr • radius « 60 mllet ttJMl pt> year, £4.00 loi si* months 11.00 foi truve moothc; by mall out'.de SO mill tone tlOJOO pet »«a» payable to advance u>? Meditations Wh»t b Uw Almlthty, thil we ihoold xrrc him? ind whit profit should we have, U wt pr»j ut« him,—Job 21:15. * * * I thank my Heavenly Father for every manifestation ot human love, I thank Htm for all experiences, b« they sweet or bitter, which help me to forgive all things, and to enfold the Whole world with « blessing.—Mrs. L. M. Child. Barbs A neighbor reports a terrible handicap In golf— he's an auditor and always adds correctly. * + * The (eneral deoin" "I auluc are expected in renaia the tame for several years— it you're careful how jell drive. * * * Market experts say food prices still are too high. Keeping the figure round keeps most of ua flat. * * * The work! would be a heap better off U fewer people made a MMCCU of belnr a failure. * * * People who have a good mind to do things wrong haven't a good mind. Principle vs. Reality Yields Compromise in Education Sometimes politics is called "the art of the possible." It is a way of saying ' that in this imperfect world of compromises among men, ideal solutions and 100 per cent devotion to principles cannot always be achieved. The phrase may apply to General Eisenhower's comments on federal aid to education. He look a stand on principle— a habit that is one of the reasons he is BO much admired by Americans generally. But practical-minded citizens may question whether the general in this instance is facing the realities. Writing to a New York congressman, , Eisenhower, as president of Columbia University, expressed opposition to pending bills that would grant from 5260,000,000 to 1300,000,000 in federal funds to the states to help pay teachers' salaries and other school costs. He made plain his protest was against general aid to all states. He views that plan as promoting what he considers a dangerous trend toward centralized government and possibly socialism. But the general added that he docs • favor federal grants to the neediest states, those now unable to maintain proper minimum education standards. He would like to see those states raised to » plane of equality with other more fortunate sections. That, then, is the principle on which Eisenhower is standing. Not aid to all, but to the poorer states so they may equalize their minimum educational opportunities with the wealthier states. Now, actually, the general aid to education bills before Congress embody this priciple. They would use a rather complex formula to attain the very equalization Eisenhower seeks. But these same measures go beyond that and offer a flat grant for each school-age child, so that all states will get some benefits regardless of their wealth. The general bills are a frank compromise between the equalization idea and a broader approach. What led to it? Senator Taft and other backers of the federal aid plan decided Congress would not support if if benefit were to be limited to perhaps a dozen poor states, mostly in the South. They reasoned that richer states, plagued by educational troubles of their own and yelping over shrunken tax revenues, would not like paying the freight for poor states and getting nothing for themselves. In other words, their decision was in recognition of what they considered the political realities. They were trying to legislate according to "the art of the possible." Even with ill states included, New York and a few other wealth areas protested »gainst the measures on the ground they wer« not getting enough in return for their big payments to th» federal treasury. These outbursts m»de the compromising senators look very practical. It they have gauged the realities correctly, a bill passed strictly on the equalization principle will lose out. And if the House takes to heart Eisenhower's warnings about a more general plan, the outtome could well be no aid of any kind for any state. By asking Congress to act on principle alone, the general has put that body in an uncomfortable position it usually manages to avoid. Cloak and Dagger Comeback A cartoonist has penned a scene showing four Communists gathered at a table to plot against us. His caption reads: "Our job is not to get secrets but to get caught. This drives the Americans crazy with fear." It is hart! to deny, especially when you observe the note of frenzy creeping into our daily headlines about spies, probes and trials. We'll soon be back to picturing the Communists complete with whiskers and smoking bomb. VIEWS OF OTHERS Tax Cut Good; Reorganization Needed. Senator McClellan Is no doubt being regarded with something like misty-eyed gratitude by a great number of his countrymen. Be wants to see federal spending cut i n the fiscal y ear b-gmntag July 1 by two to four billion dollars. Nineteen «nator« have Joined him In sponsoring a resolution directing the President K> make such a reduction. The President, who u in command of the wilderness of executive agencies, is in a position to effect this saving. But he has not thu» f»r shown any disposition to whittle down the goremment's huge 40-odd billion-dollar budget. On the contrary, he has repeatedly isked for a new tax bill to cover a looming delicit. Able economists have declared against such a move. It might .they say, throw the country's now wavering economy into a real depression. How far the budget-cutting resolution will get remain* to be seen. It must be approved by both houses of Congresj, ,nd by the President, to be effective. And thus far, Congress has taken out its avowed respect for economy chiefly li, talk. It ii high time for action. Federal spending ha* swollen to gluttonous proportions. Here's something to chew on in that connection: less than X year, ago, the federal government collected about 35 per cent of the entire tax bill for national, state and local purposes. Now mil tax bill is enormously increased, and Wasnfngton pounces onlo 75 per cent of it. True, the federal government has a war to pay for, national defense to maintain and foreign obligation* to finance. But with that urgent reason for careful spending, from three to four billions a year are wasted—could be saved by efficient organization of the vast, sprawling, overlapping chaos of federal departments, divisions, bureaus, commisiloru and boards. That wa* the finding of the Hoover Commission, a non-partisan group of able men which made a long, searching study of the federal government. It submitted a reorganisation plan, wh:ch the President has approved. Congress seems Co favor it In a guarded, luke-warm way, with reservation*. It Is to be hoped that Congress throw* us weight whole-heartedly behind this proposal. The attempt lo pare down appropriation* 1* fine, but it Isn't enough. Hard-earned tax-money will still be wasted, by millions and billions, until the government U reorganized to do efficient worK. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT 'Hey! Wanna Lift, Mister?' SO THEY SAY Washington News Notebook 'Soul of Europe' is at Stake In Cold War Waged by Russians PETER EDSONS Senator Offers Bill to Fix Everything, Including Freedom for All Depressions WASHINGTON — (NBA) — Sen. James E. Murray of Montana has dreamed up another new bill co fix everything—including depressions. This one is called "The Economic Expansion Act of 1949." It says the purpose is "to provide specific measures in furtherance of the national policy established in the (full) Employment Act of 1946." Seven other Democratic senators have joined with Senator Murray in sponsoring this bill. They arc Thomas of Utah, Pepper of Florida. KHgore of West Virginia. McMahon of Connecticut, Sparkman of Alabama, Kefauver of Tennessee and Humphrey of Minnesota. They have not yet formally introduced their bill and may not do so until next year. Currently they are studying criticisms and suggestions received from several hundred economist, federal, state and local government officials to whom they submitted their draft number six for comments. The text now runs about 6000 words. There is a long preamble setting forth the need for dealing with "economic malarijustmenls by broad co-operative action of private enterprise and goverment." The bill would do this by expanding private Investment, avoiding bottlenecks, helping small business, and haslen : :ig improvement of underdeveloped or declining areas of the United States. This last would seem to be a Truman "Point Four" program of the U.S PUBLIC WORKS PLANNING ADVOCATED A long-range public works planning program would be called for. But otherwise, the federal government would be limited to taking steps only when private Industry can't do the Job itself. Six "titles" set up the machinery to do all this. First would be a. National Economic Co-operation Board to be appointed by the President. On it would be representatives of Industry, labor, agriculture, consumers, state and local governments and regional development organizations —presumably valley or Interstate compact authorities. Members would be paid $40 a day plus travel when they worked. Function of NECD would be 10 make recommendations to the President on development of national economic policies. It would also meet with the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Aim of Title II Ls to stimulate private investment and encourage its growth from year to year. To <to this, the President would be authorized to designate "essential expansion areas" in which .development of n specific resources might be promoted. They are: steel, freight cars, iron ore and taconile, ore shipping facililies. chromite, manganese, copper, lead. zinc, bauxite and aluminum, synthetic liquia fuels, electric power, fertilizers, timber and newsprint. Whenever the President thinks other areas of the national economy I employment. ional, annual conferences to study wage levels—particularly of white collar and unorganized workers. Guaranteed annual wage plans, price and profit relationships, agricultural and industrial price relationships would also be studied. Title IV would require the President to give Congress a mid-year economic report on needed levels of public works. The Federal Works Administration .onld be required to have prepared at all times a 10- year. $15,000,000.000 shelf of nonfederal public works projects. FWA would be given an Advance Planning; Fnlid, from which it could make grants or '^ans to state and local governments. They would be repayable when work was begun on their projects. Grants from the Planning Fund would not obligate Congress to finance any project. Title V would authorize the Department of Labor to certify to the President whenever any area was suffering from localized unemployment. The President would then be aulhoiix.ed to place government contracts in those areas Or he could direct the Department of Labor to make non-interest- bearing loans of $1000 to families that could be moved out to other Th« DOCTOR SAYS By Erfwta P. Jordan, M. D. Written /or NEA Service There Is more trouble with poison ivy during the summer than at any other times of the year only because more people a re out- of - doors in warm weather. The stalk,, however, is dangerous in winter also and U cannot be recognized so easily when the leaves are off. Everyone should Jearn to recognize this plant and Its typical three- pointed leaf. Even those who seem to avoid difficulty easily should not be careless as the time may come when they themselves fall victims. Doctors often see people who are astonished at having poison ivy because "they never got it before."! The poison ivy plant contains an oil which is extremely irritating to the slcin. This oil, even in small quantities, can cause blistering. It can be carried by the fingers from one part of the body to another. Hence rubbing or scratching of the skin should be avoided. Soap Helpful If there is any suspicion of having come in contact with poison ivy one should wash the area with soap and water two or three times, rinsing carefully after each washing. There are several lotions and ointments which are useful in combating ivy poisoning, but when a large area is involved, a doctor's advice should be obtained. For small skin irritations crystals of potassium permanganate can be dissolved In water and applied to trie skin. This has the disadvantage of staining the skin dark brown. Calamine lotion is also used a great deal. Some doctors believe that an extract of poison ivy which can be given by injection is helpful in prevention. There Is some difference of opinion about this, however, and while it is useful for some, it docs not seem to help others. 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 his column. • * • Question: My husband formerly stuttered frequently, now only occasionally. Can this stuttering be inherited by my baby which is expected shortly? Answer: Stuttering is probably not inherited. Children, however, are great imitators and copying a loved parent in speech as well as in other respects for * while would not be surprising. IS Yeats Ago In Blythevilte— Mrs. Lute Hubbard and Mrs. J Nick Thomas have gone to Hopkinsville, Ky., for a weeks visll. Dr. Edna Nies has gone lo Ponca City. Okla., lo be with her brothei Paul who '-is quite ill. She snenl some time with him earlier but hi: condition has recently beconu worse and she has returned to be need expansion, he could so recommend to Congress. An underdeveloped area is defined as one in which the per capita income lags below the national average because of lack of diversification in its industry or declining economic growth. WOULD EXAMINE WAGE STRUCTURE Finally, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Nvould be authorized to make loans to .state or local governments to finance public works that might relieve this unemployment. Title Vi would permit government agencies to set up new corporations to handle the loans, grants ! credit guarantees and other as- Title III would provide for nat- I sistance outlined above. The great teaching power does not seem to ocme from those men who are so openminded that they have no convictions, but rather from those who have found some things indetlimeiy precious and are unapologetic In trying to pass them on.—Dr. D. Elton rrucblood, chairman, Friends World Committee for Consultation. • • » If there's anylhlng wrong or subversive about that woman, I'm a Hottentot.—Former Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickcs, rclerrlng to Ruth (jru- ber, whose name was mentioned as a contact tor the Soviet embassy in the spy trial of Judith Cop Ion. « • • We are dealing with human beings, and human beings frequently do things that are wrong. —Chairman David E. Ullenthal of tne Atomic Energy Commission, commenting on the uranium loss controversy. * * * Never In history have such demands been made upon human resources as those which world condition make upon us now. Unless we. . can train better clttjcns, unless we can (ina ways U) create more and more, and Better and better products...those demands cannot be met.—Ur. Howard L. Bevis, president, Ohio State University. * * * "Education for Democracy" has become a slogan that is In serious danger of becoming a sedative and a substitute for thought.—Rev. 1/aurence J. McOinlcy, president, Fordham University. v • « There is a great difference between reading history mid actually living it—Gen. George C. I Marshall. IN HOLLYWOOD R.T Erskine Johnson E.A Staff Correspeondrnt HOLLYWOOD. (NEA>—To be or lot lo be fat? To gain back 85 lost pounds or : oin Eaters Anonymous? That's thhe problem—Babe London's problem. Babe was born fill, grew up fat, stayed fat and was a big success at. At 255 pounds, she was a .uccess. Then she cut herself down to a measly 170 pounds and lost two husbands and her career along with her fat. Babe London is a movie bit player now. Her real name is Jean, fact no one recalls since she was first nicknamed "the big Babe." That was 30 years ago when she was 18 and the screen's fat girl of distinction. "I was so fat." Babe said, "I was definite type. They even wrote stories for me." Then she lost her fat. Babe s!;hcrt sadly: "I lost my career. 1 lost two husbands. Now 1 Kotta make up my mind whether to reduce some more or gain back what ! lost." As Babe sees It: "At 170 pounds I'm neither fish, fowl or good red herring. I'm no longer a definite fat type. When I laugh nothing shakes any more. Maybe I'm pleasingly plump—but there arc a million of plump gals around and sisters picture for fear he wouldn't ic to see me if he got a glimmer of my poundage. When he came, I dresser! Dorothy as a kid. but it didn't work. He fell for her and produced a fat and bashful brother tor me. We two fatties got the final clo.setip." To lose 85 pounds. Babe had to stop eating her own cooking. She sighed again: "So I don't cook for others. So nobody cooks for me. So nothing is cooking all around." To be or not t« be fat? Habc just cnn't make up her mind. Maybe, she says, she'll join up with Eaters Anonymous, the Los Angeles club where all the fat mamas get together to keep up each other's anti-starch consuming courage. Their slogan Is "Win the Fight Against Fat—Let's Keep the Organization Large and Our Waist- lii.c small." They even have a theme song. "Bring Back My Figure to Me." which they warble to tht tune of "My Bonnie Lies Over Uir Ocean." program. It Is heard in the early morning, from 2 to 5 every day. 'Big Joe," as he is referred to on the program, is continuing his good work that he started in the South. Already he has securred thousands of decks of cards for our veterans, and he has also started a crutch bank. Joe is versatile on his programs. with him. H. A. Smith and son. Homer who is now employed in ParagouU spent Sunday in this city. Sarah Lou McCutchen and Hetty Isaacs have gone to Hardy where they will spend a week at the Girl Scout Camp. Mrs. Isaacs motored them over. By HeWitt MacKcnzit i AP f'oreien Affairs Analyst Secretary of Slate Acheson tells "': us that one of the conclusions to , be drawn from the recent Paris .1 conference ol the Big Four foreign •) ministers Is lhat Russia now Is on 'S the defensive In what he graphical- ] ly describes as "Ihe struggle for the '; soul of Europe." That also is the consensus of observers To get the full signi-^ (icance of the Nation, howevewt) I think we must view it on a global " * basis. We mustn't forget thai Bolshevism ever since Its inception has aimed at "world revolution" to communize all countries and brin;? them under the direction of Moscow. Our problem In effect has In be worked out on a military basi*. The conflict has most aptly been described as a "cold war"—and not so cold either. The battle of Europe was a natural corollary of the world war In that theatre. We can go further and say it was a calculated corollary from the Russian standpoint, because Moscow's military policies In many Instances were aimed at creating post-war conditions which would favor the sorcad of comr-i'.'u- Ism. The dlsDosItlon of Russp-.i troops was an important part of the plan. With the ending . of the world war, the Russians immediately launched their drive for the establishment of communism in the various countries which the Red :roops occupied. They made hay while the making was good, and be*ore the Western powers had time to figure out just what was hap- Jening to them. The Russian offensive continued until Moscow had a strong grip on virtually all Eastern Europe and a ' goodly slice of Central Europe as j well. Finally the Western allies : into action and halted the RussL. advance by means of a politico-economic offensive, coupled with such defensive measures as the creation of the Atlantic pact. Scene of Activity Shifts So the Muscovites are Indeed on the defensive—in Europe. And that represents a great success for the democracies, but our analysis can't stop there. Coincident with the blocking ot the Red machine In Europe there has been an increase in communist activities in the Far East. The revolution In that theatre is swelling Into a major conflict when may even exceed th« European battle In Intensity. What does this mean? For one thing it means that the Muscovites are good generals. When they com* up asainst an immovable front in one theatre, they strike suddenly in an area where the democracies aren't so well organized. Meantime they defend and consolidate the jrround already ' won in the first theatre. .It is true that continued • pressure by the democracies in Europe, coupled with growing discontent among the Red satellites, may produce a further setback for the Communists. I believe it will. Meantime, however, a tremendous R£d offensive Is boiling up in the Orient, and on ; the whole Is encountering relatively light resistance from the Western democracies. That may become the major theatre of operations—the arma- gerion. We should waich It. World Situation Doesn't Warrant Fear of War, Gen. Clay Tells Newsmen DES MOINES. June 27. Wi—There is nothing In the world situation to make us fear war, General Lucius D. Clay says, "so long as we are prc- spades. The five of spades \vas overtaken in dummy, and on the tvv'u good clubs he discarded the other two diamonds. Now he could safely take the heart finesse. He led the queen, and when East failed to cover, he let it ride. The jack was won with the ace, and the losing heart was pared to .maintain peace." General Clay, former U. S. military governor for Germany and commander-in-chief of u. S. armed forces in Germany, said in an address here that "there is no need for war." He spoke at a meeting in connection with the Des Moines Register and Tribune's centennial celebration. It was his first public address since he left Germany. The Berlin airlift "brought about direct and immediate European political hostility to the soviet government, from which it never can recover," Clay said. "But make no mistake about it " he continued, "we are in a struggle which will continue, perhaps in les sened intensity at one moment and increased intensity at another. "It Is 8 struggle that will continue trumped, giving Joe seven-odd for until we have either a free world or top on the board. a world that is enslaved." National Banner Rosenfield » AKQ 1«5 V ADS » K J73 + 8 Tournament—E-W vul. i Soulh West k Pass » Pass ^ Pass Opening—* ! McKENNEY ON BRIDGE what gives? No man, no leads in pictures." HEAVY HULA I found Babe on the set ol "Dancing in the Dark" al 20th Century- „, . Fox. She has one Important scene / 0 IllSlirC | —undulating her fat hips In a cellophane hula skirt as William Powell's inebriated dancing pal. But Babe dreams of when she was a star, she remembers one Christine comedy in which she had n.v William K. McKrnncy America's Card Authority Writf ln for NKA Service U I) Clltl) Slllt North 2* 4 * 6 4 Pass Pass Pass Am player who has ever participated in a tournament in New Orleans. L.I., is well acquainted with Mi nnci Mrs. Joe noscnfield. They i have taken a most active part in I co-star billing with silent star Dor- bridge there for a good many years. ]_..__ ._ olhy DeVore. | "Dolly," who is a life master, and I jack. On the ace nnd king of clubs "I was Ihe fat girl corrospondina I .Ire came to New York City with his he discarded two diamonds, then with a beau to whom I sent my I "The Happiness Exchange" radio I nufcd a club with Ihe king of He Interviews people, runs a few contests, plays some records, but throughout It all, he is always try- in? to help some unfortunate person who is in need. That Is why he calls the program "The Happiness Exchange." I liked the flexibility and maneuvering that Joe employed In today's hand. West opened the nine ' of clubs, which Joe won In dummy with the queen. If at this point he elects lo take the heart fmtssee and It fails, he will lose a diamond arid a heart. Of course, he could discard the two hearts on the two hiph clubs and then try to ruff the diamonds out, but Instead he led the three of spades from dummy and won it with the queen. Then he played the ten of spades and overtook It in dummy with the HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted is the flag of 7 The capital of this country is IS Fruit H Spoiled 15 Decrease 16 Limb 18 Asterisk ISPokei- slake 20 Beam 21 Storage pit 22 "Smallest Stale" (ab.) 23 Note of stale 24 Missile 27 Fair 29 Exclamation .10 Any 31 Nickel (symbol) 32 Pronoun 33 One of this country's products 35 Lend 38 Correlative ot either 39 Concerning 40 Rosier 4.1 Doctrine 46 Exclamation of sorrow 43 Afresh 4E) Female rabbit 50 Short 51 Scottish man servant 53 Of the backbone 55 Plant adaptation 56 Staid VERTICAL 1 Preposition 2 Astronomy muse 3 Rave 4 I .eg joint 5 Kxempli gratia (ab.) 6 Time measure 7 Military force 8 Greek letter 9 Osculation 10 Opposed 11 Empire? 12 Deft 17 Sun god 25 Pealed 2S The one here 27 Prison 2RTo 33 Graze 34 Satiric 36 One of its famous mountains 37 Cuddle 41 Far (comb, form) 42 Piercing tools -»:i Roman date 44 Thus 45 Confusion 46 Tart 47 Moon goddr-,1 52 Two (Roman! 54 Presiding elder (ab.)

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