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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH 28, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER MEWS TUB COUIUtt MEWS OO, H. W. HAINKS, PubUaber JAKES L. VXRHOEFF, Editor O. HtntAM. Adrerttdnc alanaf*r Mt national Adnrtttlnt Repre»entatr»e«: Walton Wltawr Oo- New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. aUmptda. _ fnalfcbad Cray Afternoon Except Sunday Inured aa atcoad clan nutter »t UM pent•etc* at Blythevllle, Arkansaa, under vet ol Coo, oetobw •• i»n. Member of The Associated Prea» • SUBSCRIPTION RATES! By carrier la the cJly of Blythevllle or any tuburban town when carrier service la maintained, 30o per week, or 8So pel month. By m«ii. within * radius of 60 mJlei, »4.00 per year, $3.00 for six months, 11.00 for three month*', by mail outside 50 mil* zone. 110.00 per year payable Is advance. Meditations But rejoice, Inasmuch a> ye are partakers of Christ's suffering!; that, when his (lory shall be revealed, ye may be (lad alto with «ic«iUnj joy. —I Pe(*r 4:11. * . * * By Thine hour of dire despair; By Thine agony ol prayer; By the cross, the nail, I he thorn, Piercing spear, and torturing scorn; By the gloom that veiled the skies O'er the dreadful sacrifice; Listen to our humble cry, Hear our solemn Lllany.—Sir Robert Grant. Barbs When a duffer gets a new set of golf clubs hts Came it In the bag—and usually stays there. • « • Ifs better to give than lo tend—and often cost! about the tame, anyway. • • « • A writer says the average girl loves to cling to her youth. And he never seems to object. • • • If you haren'i saved enough (or this summer'* racatieo you're not lolnj t* let away with U. • • • During a flood In Beatrice, Neb., a goat was left stranded on a front porch. Maybe they're not allowed to carry billies there. tion th« tending of an American army to Europ* in time of peace, it» presence might provoke rather than prevent hostilities. Strategists of the western European government are reported to agree that the Rhine would be their natural line of defense in a war with Russia, but that it would be years before they would be strong enough to defend it.'Even with American aid, perhaps thoir best hope would be to slow up the speed of a first Russian bftw and protect the Channel ports until the full strength of American power could be applied. One thing seems certain. If we should attempt to build, up our own and Europe's military strength to match Russia's, the economic recovery program would fail. We should dangerously weaken ourselves and our friends in an ei'i'ort to make ourselves strong. Tin's government has surely chosen the wisest course in deciding to concentrate on building ap a productive and rewarding strength in Europe while at the same time giving Russia notice that the free world is not blind lo the threat of a war which, in the end, Russia would lose. Our Militarizing of Europe Would Sink Recovery Plan The first apparent objective of * North Atlantic security pact is the creation of a plan of mutual defense among the western European nations, Canada arid the United States. The •econd apparent objective is a program of assistance from the United States which would do for Europe militarily what the Marshall Plan is doing economically. Th« bulk of western Europe'*- military equipment wa» lost in the war's general destruction. What remains, out- aide of Great Britain, must be outdated, •inc« the armies of France, the Low countries and Norway were knocked out , of action in 1940. So the problem is to restore Europe's armed strength as well as its'economy to the prewar level. The American government has now let it be understood, however, that eco- namic aid will have priority over military aid. This should quiet some unfounded rumors of a big-scale arms expansion program and reassure all con- p cerned that American aid is proceeding on the right track. A North Atlantic defense alliance is something of a gamble, although a necessary one. No one outside the Communist sphere knows definitely when or if the Russians are planning to start another war. But the probability of the if is strong enough to demand joint preparations for defense. There is no gamble connected with economic aid as far as Russia is concerned. The Soviets are openly making economic war by such means as closing trade channels and stirring up industrial and political disturbances in non-Communist countries. It stands to reasrm that Russia is just as anxious to dominate Europe without going to war as we are to assure Europe's freedom without going to war. This is reason enough for giving the European Recovery Program first call on money, materials and men. But success of the recovery program carries its own risks as well as its own victory. If Russia is thwarted in its bid for European domination by economic war, the Soviet leaders may risk a shooting war when they leel they are ready. If this should happen there is little doubt that the Russians would win some important early victories, defense pact or no defense pact. As James P. Warburg pointed out in a recent speech, a really adequate preparation for defending Europe would involve either the rearming and remilitarizing of Germany or a big American force stationed in Europe before a war began. We are committed not to rearm Germany, as Mr. Warburg recalled. And evtn if th« American people would sonc- VIEWS OF OTHERS "Cheap Medicine" In Britain aiowmg reporls continue to come from England telling us that "free" medicine Is a big suc- CCM and is meeting with popular favor. But. In f»ot, the scheme is costing nearly 50 per cent more than the London Bureaucrats estimated. Prescriptions have doubled and Hie demand for eyeglasses has nearly doubled. There has been an epidemic of pains since the alunent must be partly paid for by the ncxtdoor neighbor. The scramble for the medical gravy train has prompted Aneurln Bevin, Minister of Health, to appeal lo tlie British people to go easy on asking for medical treatment. A recent report said hundreds are getting toupees to cover their bald spots at public expense. All of that is Ignored by proponents of government medicine In this country. Everywhere, the scheme has filled doctors' offices with the pretended ill and those who Imagine themselves sick, overworking doctors, hampering their care of patients who really need it, and running up the cost. ! Private medicine here has done a far better Job. dive H a chance to provide cheaper service for those who can't pay high lees—It has already done much toward solving that problem. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Sound Business The United States Treasury contemplates a campaign In May to sell a billion dollars ol savings bonds to the American people. They would be added to 55 billion dollars ol bonds now held by 75 to 80 million Individual Americans. This V more than half the population of the nation, with no great amount held by any Individual. There is safety lor government and salety for individuals In such a distribution of wealth. Government li free from the pressure of centralized financial power. This wide distribution ot bonds 1* of tremendous economic significance. It acted as a powerful brake on the forces of Inflation between 1943 •nd the end of 1918. With indications of at least a •lowing down In the rising trend of prices, tnc»e bonds loom as a powerful asset for the future. Ai a treasury official says: 'Consider for an Instant: Here Is a backlog of U billion dollars, held by men, women and children In every city and town. Now, when tiiingi are good the treasury can put on such drives as trw one set for spring, cm encourage ut to continue saving, and the backlog stays as it is," But when things are bad, the treasury can put on * drlve-ln-rtverM. can encourage ui to cash our bonds and spend the money buying the things we (eel we need, supporting production. The pay roll deduction plan Is one of the most popular wayi to buy these bonds. They cost considerable money, but «m|))oye» pay It willingly because they know It I* sound buiuiesi. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. SO THEY SAY It Didn't Take Him Long to Get Fed Up WHAT I Western Powers Wanly Watch] For Soviet Reaction to Alliance Secretary of State Dean Acheson Expresses Surprise Over Selection as "Best Dresser" By Peter Edun NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA) — Secretary of State Dean Acheson was sure fussed the day after the Custom Tailors' Guild picked him as the nation's best-dressed man—in the government division, that Is. The tailors said the secretary's cloth reflected " and poise." He said: "I'm glad I don't have to go buy a new suit of clothes this afternoon. I wouldn't how to go about It." know Dr. Channing Frothingham's Committee for the Nation's Health, which is supporting national health Insurance legislation, recently sent out an appeal for help from some of its previous backers. The committee wanted not only money but also volunteers to conduct meetings in opposition to the American Medical Association's drive to defeat the proposed legislation. A. M. A. is raising 13,500,000 for its campaign by a $25 assessment on all Its doctor members. But C, N. H. has far less money. One letter came back from a woman in Pennsylvania. "I en- my check for $25 as my contribution this year," she wrote. "I cannot help in any other way. I am the wife of a physician who believes the A.M. A. position is right." Johnson Says Nothing Eloquently Louis Johnson, who becomes secretary of National Defense on April 1. started right In to learn his new duties as soon as he was appointed and before he was confirmed. At.his first morning staff conference In the Pentagon with retiring secretary James V. P\>rrestal, Johnson sajd, "I'm not going to 5 ay anything for publication until I arn sworn In. If any of you see me quoted on anything in the press, you can put it down as a He." Johnson also announced that he wasn't going to fire a lot of people or bring in his own gang. Whereupon, into the office walked Paul H. Griffith, Johnson's sidekick, and—iilce him—a former American Legion commander. • • • To give an idea of what kind of a cabinet officer Johnson will make, there ts one story told about his experience as President Roosevelt's personal representative in India, early In (he war. There" was an order out that American Air Force transport planes should not carry civilian personnel, tin, nor any other strategic materials needed in the U. S., on their return (lights from sale of colored margarine—Just as in the bill approved by the House Agriculture Committee. Vicious Circle, Says Reuther Here's the way Victor Reuther of United Auto Workers recently spelled cut the present economic daisy chain: AnU> plant shut down because of lack of steel. More steel can't IK produced because industry Ls already working at capacity. Auto plant decides to turn to aluminum. But aluminum industry is also producing at capacity because of power shortage. Power shortage is traced to several things. First, opposition to expansion of public power projects. Also to lack of capacity for manufacture of steam turbines. Finally to shortage of copper for manufacture of generators and cables. And there isn't enough alumi- The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NBA Service Most scientists think that cleft lip with or without the cleft palate which extends the split Into the bone of the roof of the mouth, is an hereditary defect. Certainly the defect, called "harelip," is present at birth. Whether it Is caused entirely by defective inheritance or partly during the growth period before birth hasn't been decided yet. Whatever the cause, a big cleft or split in the upper lip, extending back between the upper teeth and along the bones of the roof of the mouth l£ a serious thing, it changes the appearance ot the person and also makes speech difficult. It affects the teeth and their function The appearance alone sometimes causes an Inferiority complex, although many people with harelip have entirely conquered any difficulty of this Wild. What can and should be done for this condition, which in some cases seems to run in families? Its treatment is a hijrhly specialized affair. Most specialists believe that It should be corrected by operation jiut as early In life as possible. Many studies on the best form of surgery have been made. Surgery Varies The first step In surgical treatment is to decide exactly what operation should be used and when it should be started. All of the operations Involve bringing the bones together. The soft tissue, including the lip, have to be cut and sewn together in a manner which brings about food function and Is least likely to leave an unfortunate scar. In treating cleft lip and palate, surgeons have shown great ingenuity. The looks, the teeth, and the speech are all improved by proper and timely treatment. The emotional outlook, education or choice of vocation also may need special attention. • • • 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: 1 have a slight bump on the skin of my leg about three inches above the ankle which feels like skin or muscle and ,which comes and goes. It is not painful. ANSWER: This sounds like a cyst which fills with fluid and then empties. If it is at all possible, it would be well to show this to your doctor at the time when it is enlarged. By Slsrld Arne (For DcWUl MacKcnzle) At 1 Foreign Affairs Analyst Just what Moscow will do in ans- yer to the North Atlantic pact Is the subject of a good deal of wary watching here where the pact, Is I due to be signed. Soviet propagandist 1 ; already busily at work denouncing the pact as a. "war pact" and a "new holy alliance" threatening the safety of the Soviet Union and its satellites. But diplomatic gossip here wonders whether that will be enough for the Kremlin masters. One of Europe's most seasoned diplomats thinks not. He is an exile, living in Washington now, and can't be Identified because his family is still living behind the iron curtain. India. Reason given was that this mini to substitute lor copper in air transport would be resented by the British. They feared it would set a precedent for the establishment of a U. S. airline to India. Johnson personally saw to loading the first plane out with both, nonmilitary personnel and war male- rials. That ended the order. • * m Ariel strange coincidences department. On the very day that North Carolina. Congressman Harold D. Ccolcy's House Agirculture Committee voted out a bill to repeal all federal taxes on oleomargarine and to ban the sale of colored margarine, the dairy Interests published an advertisement advocating repeal of the tax. This was the first time tha t tn e dairymen had ever conceded that the tax on oleo was unjust and should be repealed. Also, by coincidence, the dairy trade association ad advocated ban on the cables. So the whole thing ends up in a vicious circle. • • * Fight among the states for the proposed new Air Force Academy Is getting bitter. California, Texas and Alabama have thus far made the strongest claims, but other '. states want it too. Annapolis and West Point are both overcrowded and are 30 situated that their facilities can't be expanded. Creation of the third academy is therefore considered necessary to train enough officers. Since three academies might contribute to greater service rivalry In. stead ol greater unification, one plan proposed to have officer can- riiriates spend a year at all three service schools. Then let them pick the arm they wanted to specialize in for the final year of their unified, military education. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — March 2», 1934 Mr and Mrs. K. M. Terry announce the engagement of their daughter Virginia to Mr. Renkart Wetenkamp. The date of the wedding which will be solemnized in April has not yet been set. The twin daughters born to Mr and Mrs. J. R. Steadman of Armorel have been named Marjorie Fay and Virginia Gray. Mrs. John Smotherman has re IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOUS10N. Tex. (NEA)—H you, was fofgotten. I don't know what thougnt there was some thing *H.S said. I couldn't, hear them, and strange about Dorothy Uimour's i was sitting only about 50 yards Houston radio show, you were so away right. It wasn't funny. | Thc orcllestm p)ayed _ The ^_ ] n Bidding Hands Houslomans will be talking about eialrt Room still resembled a New it lor the next 50 years. As the IS« York subway rush when the show McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E- McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Know When to Stop happened to three no trump. West opened the nine of spades which East won with the ace. See- Ing the singleton ch'b In dummy, East returned the jack of clubs. South made the best possible play. He covered with his queen, but West won and shifted to the three of hearts. East won this trick with the ace of hearts, returned the nine of clubs, and when It held, he led the five of clubs. Thus East and West cashed the first seven tricks, setting the contract 800 points. At Larry's table, he sat South and hid two diamonds over his partner's spade bid. When North bid two spades, Larry bid two no trump, and his partner took him out at three diamonds. They made four, winning a total of 930 points on the board. vHe told this reporter that he expects Russia to take some action to bring Spitzbergen under the Red flag. He was in London during World War II and remember: the ripple that ran through London's diplomatic row when the Russians announced they would be willing to occupy Spitzbergen to keep that big group of Arctic islands out of German hands. Is a "No Man'!j Land" At tha^ time the final decision was to leave the islands under the Joint protection of the Norwegians and the Russians. Why the worry about Soitzbergen? Where is it? who runs it Spi'zbergcn is the largest in a group of islands that he halfw between Norway's mcst norther? tip and the north pole. They are under Norwegian rule through a decision of the World War I allies. Norway took over in August, 1925. Before that the geographers had known Spitzbergen as "tera nul- ius;" that is, "land belonging to no one." Under the World War I agreement it could not be fortified and Is development was open to anyone who wanted to take the gamble. It does turn out some coal. Both Norwegian and Russian mine concessions are operated there. Its harbors are Ice-locked except during the short northern summer of the midnight sun. But Spitsbergen has two things that are Important In a world where two great blocs of nations are at odds. It has weather stations which, under the World War I agreement, give their finings: freely to anyone who needs them. Important as Air Base Much more importantly, It is within fairly easy bomber range of important European cities. From Spitzbergen it is roughly !.-« 200 miles to Leningrad, and soniuf thing like 1,600 miles to Moscow,"" Those distances could be important, if the North Atlantic powers held the Spitzbergen air bases and wanted to remind the Kremlin that they would frown on any further •, Russian aggression. : Spitsbergen in Russian hands • would make the North Atlantic powers feel unsate. Russian planes, based there, would be within equally easy striking distance of that famous, deep-water home of the British fleet, Scapa Plow, an island- locked harbor just north of Scotland. Further, planes from Spitzbergen could swing down over some of the major European cities that will be within the Western safety orbit, once the pace is signed by the eight partners now In the picture: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Belgium Luxembourg, and Norway. For that reason any proposal regarding Spitzbergen coming out of the Kremlin is expected to bring about a quick closing o( the ranks among the Western partners. The Old Guard of the Republican Party should control It. I'm proud to be known as a member ot the Old Guard. The Old Guard believed In protecting the Ubertin of ihe people. Dewey's pro- tram could do nothing out lead the country Into communism by way ol socialism.—Rep. Clare K. Hoffman <R) of Michigan. * * * There is a kind of dictatorship that can come about through creeping paralysis of thought, readiness to accept paternalistic measures by (Me government and along with ((hem) coming a surrender of our own responsibilities and, thcrelore, a surrender o[ our own thought over our own lives.—Gen. Dwlght D. Elsenhower. » » » Housing, once a national scandal. Is now a national tragedy.—Walter P. Rculher. president, ICO-United Auto Workers, calling for assembly- line production ol 20,000,000 low-cost houses. » » • That's all right son. I'm a country hick, too.— President Truman, to, n visiting Boy Scout who apologized for being "lust a country hick." • • • No foreign ambassador can consider H his right to stick his dirty nose Kilo our internal affaln—Jm n p» ro n, pre*kSent of Argentina. Battle of the Bulge, or the stampede of the Emerald Room, I'll privately remember it as Johnson's last stand—the only time I wished I'd ordered a Mickey. Mr*, Chester Morrli will remember It as the night Ed Gardner acclclcnlly poured a cup of coffee on her blonde head. One thousand Texans—the room's seating capacity—paid $42 a plate to hear Glenn McCarthy dedicate his new $20.000,000 Shamrock Hotel and to listen to Dottle's radio show. Forty lilm stars, brought to Hous- wcnl off the air. Dottle rushed from the room in tears. I don't blame her. For two hours the mob milled around tile long tables while red- coated waiters tried to serve the S42 dinner. They shut the doors. Thc crowd forced them open. Glenn left his table and appealed for patience. That didn't even help. Half a dozen appeals to clear the room failed. I «as silting at a table with the Ed Gardners, Chester Morris and hts uife, the Van Heflins. Dennis OKccfe Bob Ryan and others. They ton for the occasion, were Glenn's j were asked lo sign autographs Kuests. 1 through every course. But 600 more paid $42, too. They j Noire Dame BackfiHrt were sent to a couple of other | There's only one way to describe smaller banquet rooms in the ho-| tin- Emerald Room stampede — it tel where (hey were to hear the Emerald Room festivities on a public addrcs system. That, plus horribly m:xed-up seating arrangements, started (he stampede of the Emerald Room just as DotUe went on the air. Only half the guests were seated. Hundreds were stampeding in the aisles- Hundreds more, caught in the lobby mob. were trying to reach the entrance. Kilchtn Entrance Movie queens and Texas sociali- ties in evening gowns and mink were smuggled through the hotel's kitchen by their escorts Dottle was trying to sing. Nobody could hear her. Guests sent to the other ban- The winners of the 1949 Vandcr- bilt Cup contract bridge tournament, wliich is emblematic of the national knockout team-of-four championship, were Larry Hirsch, Charles S. Lochridge, Harry J. Fish- beln. Lee Hazen and Morrie Elis, all of New York city. turned from a two w.eeks visit In Hicknmn. Ky. J. P. Friend who has been 111 from Malaria for several weeks ia now Improved. From the files of 25 years agr^* "Final 1923 ginning figures announ" ced today by the department of commerce show that ..Mississippi County ginned 50,967 bales, more than twice as much as any other Arkansas County. Rodent R.IS like trying to cat dinner in the Notre Dame backfield. But it had ils laughs, too. Sonja Henie was wearing a necklace that must have been worth 550,000 She was [Minted out by one Texan to another as "the girl with tlie tan." The hotel's room service had been hours behind all day. If you got it at lunch time. U'licn Constance Moore finally reached hrr spat at the ban- liirl, Jho said: "At last we're having hmch," Johnny Meyer went around tell- peoplc. "If you're not doinj; quct halls returned lo the Emerald I anything, I'm giving a big parly in Room. They didn't want to listen to Dome on the air—they wanted to sec her in person. They wanted to see all of Glenn's film star gur.sls. And they wanted to sec Glenn. Dottio went into a routine with Ed Gardner and Van Hcflin. her . guests. The stampede was still on. Noborty oould heur them. Till script about 12 minutes.' M Gardner asked for coffee. Tlie »:nter handed him a pot. Someone brushed Ed's arm. Half a cup landed on Mrs. Chester Morris' head nnrt ran down the sltlcs of a daz- 7-Hng new evening gown. That wasn't MI funny. Dennis O'Kcefe couldn't take It by the time the salad, "rived. He fled from the room. * A !0»3 » A52 Tournament—K-S v«4. Srnth Wad NMMi East Pas* P»e* 1A Double Redouble P»s» P*» 1N-T. 2N.T. Pan 3* Pass 3 N. T. Double Paw Pass Opening—*> ** A H s a ar EM E N J2LTY m. E°.k && r A £N 44 Two (prefix) 45 City in Oklahoma 46 Nevada cily 14- Larry Hirsch, who gave me today's hand, started out to become a lawyer. He graduated from Columbia University, then went to Neu- York Larf School and received his degree in 1932. However, the death of his father side-lracked him into the dress business. Today he owns and operates a large dress manufacturing business which carries his name. I Larry and his teammates came from behind four different times to win their matches In the Van- derbllt Cup tournament. On the hand shown today, he and his partner carefully stopped at th« right contract. Tlie bidding I have given you Is the way It occurred at th« other table, and you tan »ee what HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Depicted I Straightens rodent 2 Classes 7 It is found in 3 United tht West —_ 4 We 13 Eye parti 5 Rend 14 Tobacco B Small body Of refuse . land 15 Chemical 1 Roman date suffix a Not one 24 Gasped 18 Foreign 9 Delirium 26 Disputed 18 Organ of tremens (ab.) 33 Gets up hearing 10 Follower 34 Sea robber 19Northe»It(tb.) 11 Puffs up 36 Moon goddess 49 Is able 20Foldi 12 Calm 37 Trapped 51 Covering (or \ 22 Tellurium 17 Medical suffix 42 Versifier the head (symbol) 20 Conflicts 43 Recess in a 53 Parent 23 Therefore 21 Pilchards church 55 Street (ab.) 25 Prayer ending 27 King of Israel (Bib.) 28 Flower 29 Low Latin (ab.) 30 Accomplish 31 Mixed type 32 destroys sugar cane 33 Imitated 35 Cape 38 Be borne 39 Paradise 40 Not (prefix) •11 Diggers 47 Note of scale 48 Membranoui bag 50 Think 51 Pronoun 52 Russian itorehousei 54 ptmenled 56 L«f iBlallvt body 57 Specked IS 17 33 II 3.5

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