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Blytheville, Arkansas
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f AGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 19J1 TUB BLYTHKVIU.E .'OUIUKK NbWS THE COURIER NEWS CO H W HA1NES. PuUtshci HARRY A I1AINKS Assistant Publisher A A FKKDKICKSON Eclllor PAUL D HUMAN Advertising Mutineer Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmei Co.. New York, Chicago Detroit Mltinla Memphis ' Entered «s socond class mailer at the post- office at Blythcville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9. 1917 Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city o! Blytheville 01 any tuburban town where ejiriicr service Is maintained. 25c per sveet By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles $5.00 per year. 12.50 for six months S1.25 for three months; by mall outside 60 mile tone. $12.50 per rcnr payable In advance. Meditations Divers weights are an abomination milo lire Ixird, and » false balance is not good.—1'rnverbs 20:23. t * • False-dealing travels a short road, and surely detected.—William 1'enn. Barbs We just hope that real spring isn't just around the same corner as lower prices. * + * A doctor says that too miirh dancing is apt to affect the he-art. How about loo much sluing out? 4.4 One reason the melancholy days are melancholy is that so many poets insist on writing about them. * * * Once a group of gossips Kefs wound up, look out for a lot of running down. + * * An Oregon woman accidentally sent a 10-dollar bill to the laundry in a blouse, pocket. The laundry came clean. a country's transportation system is crucial to its economy. If it isn't adequate, raw niiUerials find finished products can't flow freely from mine to factory to market. , The pinch hasn't hurl badly yet, except in some farm areas where stored crops are pill UK up at considerable cost to farmers and middlemen. But the car shorlaKe is n growing weak spot despite present efforts to cure it. We'd better put our rail transport into tip-top shape while we have the chance. Should war suddenly despend upon us, the system would be subjected to almost intolerable burdens. We can't risk a breakdown. Pattern for Futility The Big Four powers Imve been at it for a month in Paris now. In case you've forgotten, this isn't a conference about peace treaties, or rearmament, or world tensions.'H's just a session to decide what the nations' foreign ministers should talk about if and when a conference is held. The story is the old familiar one, of course. The UussianS and the West can't gel together. If the \Vcst makes a concession, Russia's Andrei Gromyko comes up with some new demand. If he gives a little ground, he offsets it with some other impossible qualification. If there anyone left who seriously believes the Russians want to negotiate genuinely for peace? Views of Others Effective Giving Box-Car Bottleneck Nips Defense Production Flow In this day and age, decisions often must be made not between a right and a wrong course, but between two rights. That's especially true in a time of war or other crisis. For instance, in World War U U. S. production officials were besieged with demands for steel needed for new plant facilities in the infant synthetic rubber industry. Since we were cut off from overseas supplies of natural rubber, directors of this program were able to make out a strong case. But war output men couldn't give the rubber people all the steel they wanted, despite the program's critical standing. The reason: to have done so would have compelled taking steel from the escort destroyer building program—even more vital because these craft were needed to protect our sea lanes to Europe. Tough choices like that are cropping up again in the present defense effort. One of them concerns railroad freight cars. In the last few months the nation has developed a serious car shortage that threatens to become worse. Right now we're averaging about 35,000 cars short every day. That means 35,000 carloads of materials are ready for shipment each day but are not shipped because there is nothing in which to carry them. U. S. industrial production is up 23 per cent over 1950, but the number of cars on hand is only 2 per cent greater than a year ago. Hence the pinch. The railroads show their awareness of the problem. They've got 155,000 cars on order, as coniparcd with just 26,000 this lime last yenr. But their difficulties arc complicated by the fact that thousands of old cars constantly must ho taken oft" the rails as new ones are delivered. In February, for example, 5500 new cars went into service but -1000 had to be scrapped. The National Production Authority is far from blind lo (his dilemma. It is allotting increased amounts of si eel lo the car building program. March output was up to 6500 cars from 5500 in , February, and N'PA officials predict a fO'JO-csir total this month. The goal is 10,050 a month by .lime. But it won't be easy sledding. They foresee a production bottleneck in car wheels, which could only be broken by adding new facilities in thai field. And even if that is somehow achieved, the nation faces continued industrial expansion and coiiscimenUy heavier demand for rail transport. Higher defense output will of course be offset by ciir- luinod production in some lines, but the experts don't look for a sharp drop in overall civilian production. Unless a really bold approach is taken, the car shortage may prove to be chronic, : as it has been in Russia for three dc- cudcs. It shouldn't have to be argued that An unusual survey of philanthropic giving In the United State.s has been made by P. Emerson Andrews, for 20 years a member of the staff of the Hussell Sage Foundation. He finds (hat the total of charitable contributions increased from $1.2 billion' ii\ 19M to $4 hillion in 1340. or somewhat more than the increase of price levels and of population. But one of his most Interesting findings Is that notwithstanding the dependence of many charities upon Inrge gifts, the greater portion of the total budget comes from persons of relatively small means—GO per cent in 1943 came from families earning less than $3,000 a year; 82 per cent from families under the 55.000 income level. "Tlib most liberal in proportion to their income, 1 ' says Mr. Andrews, "are the very rich arid the very poor; hut, contrary to popular impression, low-Income famjlles, because of their great numbers, contribute by far the largest portion of total philanthropic giving." Sucial workers often have observed that "the poor lake care of the poor," and that those who have had a t:iste of hardship are most responsivff lo others' needs."!!."- Is svell that this tendency continues in a measure, since present highly graduated income and estate taxes tend to re- (luc-S the one-time sources of large-scale giving and since men of medium-large Incomes are apt to h;uc heavy family and business responsibilities. Yet (he generosity o( the people on the lower eml of the income scale is a reminder to nil to ilo tne most tliey can In giving. Mr. Andrews urges that people give to tnelr O\YM and poorer communities, that they seek no personal credit, that they give toward rehabilitation ratncr than relief, loward providing opportunity lor talent, and that they give not lavlshry but adequately. "Finally," he says, "in all your giving, give thought. With UvouKhtCul giving even small sums may accomplish great purixjses." —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Civilization Double Entry •^x'VvM^j Threat of New War Is Always Present The DOCTOR SAYS «y KDWIX P. JOK1JAX, M. I>. Written for NKA Service We keep learning new things about diseases which afflict the human body and diseases which were not even known a Generation ago keep cropping up to pjague us. For example, the catarrhal Jaundice of 20 or 30 years ago, which was thought of as a sort of irritation of the bile passages, has become known as infectious or epidemic hepatitis. It is recognised a-s a virus disease attacking the liver. and accepted as iiealth problem. a pretty serious Peter Edson's Washington Column — There are some peculiar things about this disease. Tt caused a good deal of trouble during World War II and at. times a good! many men were laid up with jaundice. The virus responsible is present in a good many places ami has been carried by blood transfusion, hypodermic needles and recently infect Ions have been reported from tattooing. Fortunately, the vast majority ol those who acquire this infection recover witoiit anv apparent serious after effects. The acute Illness however, is unpleasant and is a.1 most always accompanied by feve and the typical yellow color of th whites of the eyes and the skin. It takes a while—often severa KntHs—to recover. .Rest in be 1 ombined with the proper diet hft- o be kept up for a long time. A curious thing about it is that t is almost impassible during the ctlve stage to take any alcoholic drink because the liver has apparently last its ability to handle this ubstance. Anyway, alcoholic liquors should be strictly avoided in this Approval of Troops for Europe Is No Victory for Administration WASHINGTON (NEM—"We are now engaged in an utterly fantastic performance." said Republican Sen. Bonrke B. Hickenloopcr of Town, and he was never more right in Ills life. He was speaking on the Senate floor and he was talking about the Senate's resolution on sending troops to Europe. lie called it "a pious declaration of words." Ue said it sought to "speak the mind of the American people . . . then bury it six feet under the ground," because "there is no command nnd there no coma sim- reso- ing the sending oi lour more U. S. , hcwcr will he embarrassed by hav- divisions of ground trcorvs to Eur-! intt a limit put on U- S. troop corn- ope, j niitmenLs to Europe remains to bi All this happened on the second.; seen. Certainly, in the Senate de- anniversary of the signing of the \ North Atlantic Treaty. White the Senate's action may be considered j an approval of the Truman- Ache- son-Mar.shall NAT program, it- was | •"* in no sense a victcry for the President, nor lor the slim Democratic majority in the Senate. Result Pleases Nobody They had to give ground cti nearly every point- on the McCarthy amendment, on Arkansas Sen. John General Eisenhower's posi tion was more misrepresented an How much Delcnse Secretar arshall and the Pentagon fee that the Senate will cramp thei support of General Eisenhower i questionable. Actually, the NATC program is moving ahead rapidly. Question of Air All the heat in the Senate debat was over the four U. S. divisions o ground troops. Missouri Sen. Jame tier Edso: approval. The result is a hopeless hodge-podge. It is congressional 1 i log-rolling at its worst— giving ev- for , erybody everything he wants, try- tliLs utterly use- ing to satisfy everybody and yet pleasing nobody. The oriSy question is what the less resolution." Immediately after this a- majority of the Senate did likewise. They Senate resolution will do to sent!- passcd Wisconsin Sen. Joe McCnr- : nient abroad. Russian propaganda thy's amendment saying it was theism probably pick up the McCar- sense of the Senate that the re-j thy amendment and make the most sources of West Germany, Spain L 0 f"lt. The Commies may be expect- and others should be utilized on n | eel to claim that the imperialist voluntary basis Eor the defense oft warmongers in the United States westcrn Europe. Then after another couple of hours o( wrangling the Senate passed the full resolution, approv- I have now shown their true hand by embracing Spanish Fascism and German How much Gen. Dwight D. Eiscn- By DC WITT MacKENZIR Many will be made anxious but lone need toe surprised at the statement by Speaker Rayburn of tha U.S. House of Representatives that 'we are In terrible danger" because he Russians tire building up troop concentrations "here, there and / everywhere." J The creation of Russian mlHlaVfe^ strength has been proceeding wllh ncreashig Intensity ever since Die jolshevtsts came to power more than. generation ago. It is a natural corollary to their world revolution for the spread of communism. The late war gave them a chance to strengthen thetr positions in both Europe and Asia. It's not- strange nosv to find them deploy- Ing military forces at strategic points for eventualities, especially in the Asiatic theatre where numerous Rcci upheavals, Including the Korean War. have developed. Is KiisslEi Itcaily? " Does this mean Russia is getting ready to launch another major war? Well, It means she Is getting ready for possible war, So are the democracies getting set for contingencies. And when two opposing forces are, so to speak, drawn up In battle array, the situation Always is precarious. However, Russia has given no indication she wants big-time war at this precise juncture. Her cold war operations arn too successful to warrant ritacnrding them for an all- out conflict. Everything now transpiring was written in the books for us to rend when Stalin came lo power on Le'jj nin's death. At that time Leo™ Trotsky, who tried to grab Lenin's cloak of leadership himself, wanted to go all-out in Ituinc-hiiiR a blooriy world revolution, but Stalin put his llness. A few victims of Infectious hepatitis seem to develop a chrosiic :orm of the disease which keeps them below par for a long time. There isn't any highly successful treatment for tills but care in diet and attention to the c-eneral health arc necessary for a long time. 'An Ounce of ... Unless some drug comes along which will act on the virus where it lies in the liver, the best line of attack is prevention. The spread through blood transfusion anc needle has been pretty well licked foot on this Idea. The astute Stalin decreed that first Russia must be made powerful both industrially and militarily, and he forthwith set- about achieving this. Trotsky went into exile and In due course had bis brains beaten out with n spade In Mexico. Stalin orsani^ed his successive and successful five yenr plans for industrial development. And he started building n powerful fight- int- machine. He foresaw that a second world war was brewing, and be wanted to be preoared to take advantage of It. Ultimately he made the conflict possible bv signing the non-agerossEon pact with Hitler. Russia unexpectedly sol dragged into the \vnr. However, Stalin even capitalized on that by virtually annexing the whole of eastern Europe and establishing nowerfu] forces not only In the -satellite states but and so have some of the other sources of infection. But one lins to be on one's tae.s sirate!ric c ., stl , rn Gcrmlmv all the time for new sources of - spread—witness the tntooing angle. Mcciellau's amendment that no \ p Kem - 5 proposed amendmen more than four additional divisions! requil .j ng the Joint chiefs of Sta of ground troops should be sent to cert jfy that ample air suppor to Europe without congressional I for SUC h* ground troops was avail able, was defeated. No mention has been made by the Pentagon on how much air support the U. S. ground troops will need. Considering Russia's reported air superiority, however, NATO defense forces will require strong tactical air cover. * The ratio in World War JI was one Air Force group to every ground division. So four more U. S. ground divisions would need at least four more tactical air group* in grouj! Europe. The normal tactical air contains 75 fighter bombers. The U. S. now has two fighter groups in Germany and one in Sere EDSON on Page 12 IN HOLLYWOOD Fly ERSKTNE JOHNSON NKA Stuff Cor res pon dent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — "The people want to laugh more than ever" is [he tip Lo Hollywood from the barnstorming Spike Jones and his music "This reckers. the best toiir we've Five years ago residents of Bikini atoll were transplanted to Monger ik atoll, preparatol to iiUun experiments. From there they were moved to Kuwjalein; from there to an inconspicuous dot. Kill. A United States trusteeship administrator announces that the ex-Bikini natives are "happy." Their population has iticreascd from 1G4 to 188, There is no friction, little dissatisfaction, a disposition to live serenely. As we use the term, they are not "civilized." Vet. what is civilization in its highest sense ex- cepi the art ol living together peacefully, physyt- cally and mentally adjusted to the environment whatever it miuht be? In our "civilization" some people in a country town arc miserable because they aren't In a big town, and the big (owners wish they were back on the farm. The bookkeeper wishes he were a lawyer, and the lawyer wishes he were an editor ami the editor often wishes he were anything clso. Meanwhile, the uncivilized Btklnlans are quite contented. — DALLAS MOHN1NQ NEWS ever had," he told me on the telephone from Camcien, Ark. "The laughs are louder and more sincere. The people w a n t to forget the world's problems.' 1 Spike's first live TV show in Chicago, he said, "was the biggest thrill I've ever had In show business— but it has to be on, film." He re- inrns :o Hr>]J\ wood In May when Mrs. Spike will keep another date with the stork. Sanuu'l GnWuvn's plan (o rcn livalft Uw <;oldwyn Girls ;vs :\ girl's snflball (mm in "That Groat American Pastime" re-minds me of thr* One Grom-lm Marx saw Ills firs! fi'tn softball gainc. "It was the first th"r," lie I.Uor fixpliimrd. "thai 1 ever uMiTiirrT to kiss a shortslorV* The hi 1 .; lam:h in the film comrs just bufnre the world's championship name when the star pitcher, vho already lias six children, is jenchtct because of pregnancy. SO THEY SAY This Uwo-tcrm amendment) means thai no pi-cutout henceforth will decide all by himself Unit lie is the indispensable man. Tjiere is no ptafc for kings or dlclnturs In our republic.—Guy o. Gabriclson, Kepubhean national chairman. * * * The fool] . . . hasn't got a radio mitrophonc strapped to his chin and an tuUemia slicking out of his cars.. .but gct.s a better chance lo know his neighborhood. We mast (lake him out of the prowl cars ami) put the cop back on the heat.—Howard whitman, author and Journalist, Bergan will be reading musical comedy play scripts when she joins hubby Jerome Courtland in New York on th& convplnion of the ntr.v Dean Mar'in-Jerny Lewis comedy, "The Stooge." The reason is Polly's refusal to be separated from Jerome if hi.s first Broadway musical, "Fhthoo- ley." 3s a nit, "And nothing in my contract K a y 5 T can't do a Hroadway play," she lold me "Jerome and I are both unhappy about | beine separated." ! Polly fumes when she's referred lo :is "an ovcrnteh; Bonder." She's in "At War With the Army." and \\\c unrelcased "Thai's My Hoy" and "Warpath," but she niMsts that she's bfrn slaving away ;it a. career ever slucft fhe was five. Shelley Winters explaining her run-iri with John Garficlrt during j (he mnking of -He Ran All The W;UT" "I Mi»prd my lid ulirn they want- i'tl to change Ihr rtnlinj;, \Vl»?n t acccplcd tlir purl, the script said 1 wns lo st:ib him. Tint's the way i( K now mill it's a wonderful iiitf. Tliry're all happy abnul it." a sheepish con f e&sion . There had been a siroy conference lho night before and a group if artists had indulged i" their isual favorite "lliinkinp" past hue of flipping- thumb tacks skyward lo see how many Ihcy could .stick in the ceiling. • * . * Even Philo Vance couldn't unscramble the romance clues that Taylor is scattering i round from dummy to finesse the Jack. He was sure that East did not have the ace of clubs since East's pass of one heart showed a hopelessly \venk hand, but it was possible that East had the queen of clubs. As It happened, of course. West won with the queen of clubs and returned his other trump. Dummy won ami led a club. West winning with the stce. West's only safe exit was a elxu>, and South, rutted and drew East's last trump. Now South led a low diamond and won a finesse with dummy's ten. Then he led dummy's last club and ruffed in his own hand. Having done so, he knew how to the diamonds. The point was that South wanted to lead a lew diamond frcm hib hand on the second round of tha suit If West- had begun with onh two diamonds. However, if Wes iad begun with three diamonds South wanted to lead the queen o diamonds for the second round o that suit. When West followed to foil rounds of clubs, he was fairly we! marked with only two' diamond: West would have opened the bit' ding with one club rather lha with one heart if he had two four card suits. Hence West was marke with five hearts, four clubs, tv\ trumps, and exactly two diamond Acting on this information, Sout led his low' diamond to dumm> ace. West's king fell, and Sou , Liz, with her shoes off, was a- a local spot with Dr. bew Alor- rill, who was once reported engaged to Rhonda Fleming. ia Hcmirix is bpamiiisi a^.iiii ; John Wayne heath back to F.u- her career after pbyintr .\ \ \~ope to star in '-The Qn5et Man' spitfire heroine in Hal CtinMers i in Ireland a* soon as 33ircctor John 'The Highwayman" for Allied Art-j Ford Is well cnnimh ;n make the i? raving about her ! trip . . . ui will ti^e Lwo-year-olt performance and >so Is everyone Tl "" e!.= <\ She and sxvec-t didn't yet mo anywhere. This rolr is what I've bcrn waiting for." Clms tor has some:hine else to yc-U ahou', the picture. He turned kindly Churhvi Cobnrn into an nrch villain. "And. 11 says Chester, "he comes off iirrat." llatt for Finnic Jerry Wald and i\oraian Kra^na are Mii^in^ Jhc Lorelei song to Humphrey tto^art for tne starrsiv.' role in Hutld Schulbcrs's "The Harder They Fall" . . . 'Hie Mitzi Green-Joe Pevncy s:ork bundle is due in lilr April . , . Another swashbuckler, "Thr Treasure of Frnu- clnrdj; Curti.s H being prepared for Tony UI. Her studio bo.ssos may not know it, but red- haired newcomer Polly wins. Kim and wunt to IK t tiu'ir names will be cbanyed? 1 , to play 'ho single rol nf Klnel Barry in ore's grandson in •Ob. Baby!" Gel Ihr Point tt may have boon fuld but U'; worth repeat inq. Thr week Wai Dtsnoy opened his si.OOO.Cuy Bur bank film sluch'o r-evrral years af?o he ccn»k a group of di.stiiiguis friends on a tour of in.-pcctlon. After the b^cinetU-to-nlAic tour VV.iK kil hts jmty u> ft swan conference: room lor rr«l;tails. I wasn't lonn IH } fore he noticed t everyone was rhurhlin^ and cast inn cmbari ;i>sed looks a- Hie cclluv Wiilt looked, too, and was star Mart 10 discover that the ccilin made of a soft houmlproof fib board, literally was covored wit thumb tucks. Thr myslcry wa solved vrhcn a Disney artist mat So the concentration of Red mill- strength in strategic points fs othing new but has been going'on ndcr our anxious eyes for years. Of course the situation Is terribly nn<rerous. Still, our greatest im- g nediate peril may lie in the pofen-" "latities of the Asiatic situation, rf re should allow ourselves .to be rawn nto a major war with R«d 3hina, then another world conflict wild be almost inevitable. Russia I'ould join China, and undoubtedly ins concentrations of troops in Si- icria ready for action if necessary. Apropos of this situation, the British war office the other day es- Ima ted the Russian and Chinese Trued forces together at 8,000.000, bout evenly divided between them, rhis included army, navy, air force and internal security troops. OI course, ns Speaker Haymirn ays, "we Eire In terrible danger.'* However, we have been In grave danger for a loner time, especially since the Korean War broke out. Someday we probably .shall have to fight bolshevism. unless it blows tip of its own cussedness. But despite the gravity of the nosition that couid be a long way off. 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille — W. W, Shaver, former Mississippi County sheriff, was principal speaker at RosenwaM Day ceremonies at Harrison school yesterday. Mel] Brooks, Jr.. and Byron Morse. Jr., have arrived homn from the University of Arkansas for Eas- * was able to make his game con- tcr vacation. tract by winning tricks with the City Softball League activity be- ciucen and jack of diamonds. gins here this week. 9 JACOBY ON BRIDGE Card Sleuth Works n Devious Ways I!.v OS\YAI.t) JACOiSV Written for NEA Service If you look nt dummy's clubs In ie liniul shown totlay. you might •oiuler why South should bother to Oriental Animal NORTH V J762 * A 10 5 47652 WEST (D) VAK1093 4 K3 A A Q 108 SOUTH AAKJ1085 1 1 EAST *S32 V854 » 9872 +943 West 1 V Pass Pass *KJ Bolh vul, North Kisl Puss Pass 3 A Pass Fnss Pass Soulh 2 A 4 * Opening lead — V K play the suil four times. The rca son lie ciltl so, curiously enough was to linrt out liow to play th diamonds. This sounds like a iool Ish answer to a foolish question, bu it renllv makes good sense. West ripened the king of heart and properly decided to shift to trump at the second trick. Dummy won, and declarer returned » club HORIZONTAL I Depicted animal 5 It is a deer 13 Dry H Raised 15 Seed vessel 16 Rear 17 Exist 18 Atop 19 Advisers 21 It dark brown 22 Cereal grain 24 Vases 26Cicalrix 27 Italian city 2B Transpose (ab.) 29 Italian river 30 Palm lily 31 On time (ab.) 32 Heap 34 Places 37 Units 38 Redact 39 Four (Roman) 40 Tells secrets 46 Artificial language 47 Seine 49Slupid person 50 Distant 51 \Mbrant effects 53 Burden 54 Chemical salt 55 Poems VERTICAL 1 Flavors 2 Satiric 3 Young goat * To {prefix) 5 Cotton fabric 6 Landed 7 Mexican coin 8 State 9 Symbol for sodium 10 Greek letter 11 Finches 12Urfa 16 Anent 19 Gayest 20 Presumes 23 Cows 25 Grew wildly 32 Its horns usually have four 33 Reverse 35 Harangue 36 Shops 41 Love god 42 Weight of India •13 Horse's gait 44 Misplace 45 Half an cm 48 Device used by golfers Stn'nssiiig f:v; 52 Parent 53 Behold!

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