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FACE BIZ BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COtTRtER NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE 28 THE BLYTHEVILLE COUK1EE NJSWS THE OOUB1EK NEWS OO. it W BAINJiS, Publltber JAM£8 L VCRHOKn tailor D HUUAh, Sol* N«Uon»J AdTtrtltlB* BepccHDUUn*: WtUnei Co. he« Sock, Chicago Detroit Published Every /Utarnoo"; Except Sundij Entered M tecood dmss ctttUi tt (be pout- efiic* at BJyUwvUfe, Arkansas imrifr u* ol Coo- ptii, OctoJiei V, 1S17 MemDei al TUe Associated Prut SUBSCR1JPTION RATES: By carrai u> cbc cltj or BlyUurviu* ei ao» •uborban town *Ber« camei service u -sun- Uined 20c pel week 01 Six; pel montJa Bj mall, iritmr a raaiui ul at) muei Jl.ou pej •ear, W.uo (01 su months $100 loi Uuee uiwilni; by mall ouu.de 60 mile tone 110.00 pej je»i payable in advance __ ^ Meditotions 1h* Lord shall reisn (ur tier and ever.— Exodu 1:18. * » * It U a jreat Irutli, "God reigns," and therefore grace reigns through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Chris!, our Lord; and, therefore, no sinner on earth need ever despair.— Ichabod Spencer. Barbs Six tons ol frog tegs were shipped to 0. 4. by Japan. The only way they'll get Hie jump on us! * * * One al Ihe most expensive things in the world ii having x lot of close friends. * * * Sometimes a girl will let a fellow pull the wool over her eyes It he pills the mink over her •houders. • » • A judge In Nebraska committed » wom»n lo Jail (or refusing to Ulk. What's wrong wilh (hfi item? • • • Some gas bags can be punctured by a pointed remark. •Larger Facilities Needed to Treat Polio Announcement this month of plans for the construction of a ?528,000 me; morial hospital for Pemiscot County, Slissouri, in Hati came at a time when r" Mississippi County.residents were great- ]y concerned over the number of polio cases within her borders. Mississippi County and Arkansas -• should have greater facilities for the • treatment of polio cases. At present the only place in the state where such cases ;"; can be treated in isolation, which is so necessary to the protection of others, is in University Hospital in Little Rock. ': And the appearance of the disease .."• in this county earlier than is usual is causing much concern among state medical authorities. The number of cases in this one county tliis year is greater than . the total for the state at the same time . last year. And the worst months for polio are ahead. Northeast Arkansas needs and should have an isolation ward so that the best possible treatment could be provided with the least possible delay for those in the area who may in the future become victims of this crippling disease. Single House Veto May Snag Reorganization Congress has erected a sturdy road block in the path of government reorganization. Thoughtful citizens must hope that the men who approved this action will get the stern rebuke they deserve from the people for their un- slatesmanlike behavior. The labors of the Hoover Commission on reorganization have been hailed by both major parties as a magnificient contribution toward better government. Former President Hoover, head of the project, estimated th;\t $o,OUO,UOO,- 000 annually might be saved by putting the commission's recommendations tor a vast reshuffling into effect promptly. But it has been known for many months that many of the suggestions tor revamping could not be carried out without giving the President broad new powers. Thus it has been up to Congress to clear the way. The House passed an enabling bill early this year. But not without raising immediate doubts about the depth of congressional enthusiasm for reorganization. For it exempted several federal agencies, including the powerful military establishment, from the big grant of authority. Hoover himself protested any major exemptions would wreck the plan and defeat its purpose The Senate heeded his warning and eliminated the exemptions. But then it proceeded to put up a barrier of its own. It decided that any specific reorganization proposal could be killed by a veto from a single branch of Congress. The administration had wanted * bill thmt required m veto by both br»nches. It felt this was a sufficient check on use of the reorganization powers. for a month the two chambers battled, most of the time in deadlock, over which of these obstructions—the exemptions or the single House veto— should remain in the bill. Finlly the Senate triumphed and the single House veto stayed in. 'Hie only concession was a requirement thai a veto must be by a majority of all the membership, rather than of just those voting at the time. Many veteran observers in the capital pi-edict this obstacle means we are going to get very little reorganization. They say it will be easier for cither House, concerned by possible loss of patronage through changes aimed at reducing government personnel lo muster the majority needed to block such plans. These observers may bo unduly |>es- sismetic. We hope they arc. Kor the Hoover recommendations provide the biggest opportuiiit ever presented lo reduce the confusion, overlapping, inefficiency and waste that we liave accompanied the headlong growth of government in Washington. Congress has been shouting about these matters a long time, and now it is daily sounding the economy gong. If it fails lo seize this unparalleled chance to act, the American people are not likely to listen seriously lo any future Congress cries on this theme. How could they believe them sincere? VIEWS OF OTHERS Some Gain, Some Hope? The Big Four foreign ministers have not settled the German problem, let alone tile total problem ol East-West relations. That, may be disappointing to those who had ho[>cd lhat the world might be set straight with one good concerted push. These, however, who realize that progress almost always has a way ol being slow, will not. set down the Paris meeting as a waste of tune. Something has been accomplished, it only * little. And lhat little can become the foundation lor greater achievements. For one thing, (lie Berlin impasse has ueen broken. A working agreement has been reached which puts more of Hie chores of municipal management on German shoulders, instead or leaving them as subjects for International wrangles. There should be no need, henceforth, for sucft heroic but essentially wastelu! operations a-s the airlift. Also, It should be possible for trade to move more freely across the lines established by the occupying powers. This should mean speedier and more natural recovery for ihe Germans. Since details must be worked out on the lower levels of the occupation authorities, the agreement jriaj be the means of establishing more nearly normal relations between Russians, French, British and Americans. Here experience raises a warning finger. The agreement reached by the foreign ministers in Moscow ciuickly broke up on the secondary level in Berlin. That could happen again. But at least two factors permit the hope Lhat It will not. First, the Russians became aulficienly impressed with Western firmness to be willing to go to Paris. Second, they made last-minute concessions when it seemed that the conference might break up without accomplishment. fn the long dun, the understanding on an Austrian peace treaty may prove equally as Important as Ihe Berlin agreement. Perhaps even more so. In a sense, it is a more direct step towara peace. The Russians did not insist on Yugoslavia » territorial claims. Whether this was merely to teach Tito a lesson, or whether it was a genuine concession to international accord will not matter too much if a treaty is eventually signed. The concession of certain property rights to the Yugoslavs and the payment of $150,000.000 in reparations to Motcow are somewhat disappointing, but they do not seem of sufficient magnitude to turn into long festering sacs of recrimination. As iii the case of the Berlin agreement, details of the treaty must be dialled by deputies, i'cr- hans the foreign ministers will find these acceptable when they meet again In connection wiln the United Nations sessions in September. Perhaps not. But there is no compulsion lo take the gloomiest possible view ol the matter. Wiln a primcnt regard for the past, it is possible to hope tllat peace may be more readily achieved bit by on than by trying to remove all dilficuLtles wilh one lunge of th shovel.—^T LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY More Than a Building Collapse Is at Stake \ Pound Sterling, Gets Spotlight In Britain's Economic Crisis Th. DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan. M. I), Written for \EA Sen-Ice The disease leukemia was named and recognized more than a hundred years ago. The disease is characterized by destruction ol some of the normal red cells in Ihe blood and the addition of large numbers of colorless cells which are known as white cells, or "leucocytes." There are reasons for believing that it is becoming more frequent, although it may still be considered as a comparatively rare disease. There are several kinds of leukemia, depending on the particular on whether the condition is acute or chronic. Unfortunately the cause of leukemia is not known. White Cells Increase Under normal conditions there are about five to 10.000 white cells of leucocytes in a cubic millimeter of blood. In leukemia the numbers of while cells arises to 30.COO or 40/CO. and sometimes more than 1CO.OOO It is usual for a patient to become weaker rapidly. Bleeding may take place from the gums or Into the skin In the slower or more hronic cases, enlargements of the BT Hewitt MaeKenzl* AP Foreign Affairs Analyst It's not, surprising that Britain'* economic crisis should have given rise to discussion on both sides ofl the Atlantic as lo whether dcvalua- [ lion of the pound sterling would | ease the situation. Under England's managed tcon- lrollcd> currency the pound now is I pegged at about S4.03. It also hasp a fixed value in relation lo the ciua-P reticles of other countries. The prJHtl In lowering the value of the pound [ would be to encourage foreigner! | lo increase their purchases in Britain. It works like this: Say the value I ol the pound in U. S. money were I reduced from $4.03 to $3.03. Then I obviously the American would save I a dollar on every one pound trans-1 action he made, whether it be forl a pair of glov« or for food. That! would be a drawing card for lour-f ists and likely would increase • ports. However, this would cut two ways! for England. While she would be! selling more goods, she would have! to pay -more for necessary imports.! say irotn America, wilh her devalued pound. Britain is such heavy importer that her increased! expenditure for imports might! more than offset her gain In sales.! So Hritain thus far has turned! thumbs down on any idea of deval-l PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook New Weapons Due to Change Tactics If Nations Launch World War Ho. Ill WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Consideration the North Atlantic Pact and the $1,450.000,000 arms-for- Europe program naturally lead to much speculation on the nature of :he next war—if II come to that. There have of course been nuiny predictions that the next war will the last one. The idea behind that Is that new weapons will be deadly that civilization won't survive. That prediction has been made before, but It has been wrong every time. Toward the end of World War II a number of weapons came Into limited use which may play important roles in World War til. Among them may be mentioned the proximity fuse, the medium- range rocket, the Jet-powered guided missile, the non-magnetic land mine which cannot be detected by ordinary .screening methods, and the recoilless rifle which gives two Infantrymen practically the eouiva- lent fire power of a 75-mm. artillery weapon. The atomic bomb Is usually mentioned at the But the idea head of this list. that sole reliance should be placed on the atomic omb to win the next war Is now sing questioned seriously. It Is of use against deployed troops. It ould be of no use against Russian oops that might launch a sudden fcnsive movement against wcst- rn Enrnne. INDUSTRIAL TARGETS POSSIBLE Atomic bombs could of course nc I sed against Russian industrial | reduction. But western European \ eel-making capacity of some 5.000,000 tons a year—lo cite one example — would be of greater use to the Russians than their own 20.000.000-ton capacity at home. Oilier rapUired resources would be greater, too. Russia's military superiority In Europe must be admitted. Russian armies would probably be able to occupy much of western Europe in, say, two to three months. Having seized tiiese indsutrial areas, the United States would prooably have a hard dtcision to make on whether to use atomic bombs against western Europe because that would mean wanton destruction of the people of allied nations. The military problem In Europe, therefore, could resolve itself into a question of how best lo defend the western democracies against invasion by an aggressor. Keeping a foolhotd In Europe from which a counter-offensive can eventually be launched is of paramount importance. Here is where the North Atlantic Pact and the military assistance program to build up western European dr'ensive forces come into p!ay. The five weapons of late In society as complex as ours, adolescence crises don't end in the teens, but recur and recur bccavise many people, protoably the most pitted and the best, continue to develop—and actually die—Immatwc.—Margaret Me»d, noled anthropologist. * • • For the Soviets to speak of Democratic rights, suppression of legal activities, arbitrariness and chastisement is enough to challenge the laic lamented iRobcrt.) Ripley at his Imaginations best, and leads one to really be nothing new under the sun.—Cjcn. Douglas MrcArtiiur. I have observed a number of superficially contented men and women . - • and I maintain they arc dangerous ... I fear the contented man. I tear there is no progress unless there Is discontent.—Novelist John P. Marquand. War H vintage, mentioned World previ- of only 400 nv'es If the rocket with ranges o( u to several hundred miles had beei perfected by the Germans severs years earlier, World War II migh have had a different ending. Tt use in the next war will be evci greater. The non-magnetic mine and th recoilless rifle have capabilities changing entirely the character land warfare In defensive opera tions. The initial arms assistance pro gram under the North Atlanf uation. A p a r t from other consid-L , erations the psychological effect of! vmph glands in the armpits, groin | such a drastic move might be shock-! r neck may be the first sign of the I Ingly bad both at home and abroad! After all. Ihe value of the pound John Bull's badge of solvency—theL ;\mbol of his ability lo meet his ob-| igations. Decision of 1931 Recalled Back in 1931, during the great! lsea.se. The spleen also if, usually nlarged. Increasing fatigue is an- -ther common early sign. Those v,'ho are afflicted witti eukemia. especially the chronic •arleties, can be helped temporar- ly in many cases by blood translu- ion. sometimes by X-rays over the spleen, or by certain arsenic preparations taken by mouth. Other methods are under investigation >ut cannot be considered as cures. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions fiom readers. However, each day he will answer one o( the most frequently asked questions in his column. QUESTION: Can ijallstone.s cured by going on a diet? ANSWER: Nr>. be 75 Years Ago In B/ythevii/e— Miss Mary Virginia Cutler and Bill Harrison representing the young people of the Presbyterian Church have gone to Ferncliff near Little Rock for the annual Summer Camp Misses Doris and Chiquita Doug las, Winifred Goodrich and Harolc Womack went to Conway yester- j Cochran turned t day where they attended the con- j "You ought to fer'ence of the Methodist Church. I an interview with Mrs. .James B, Clark spent yes- depression. England faced another! crisis which forced her in cffeqt In! devalue the pound, and she did lt| by tlie sensational move of goir oil the gold standard—long ,i financial Rock of Gibraltar. TflS't| was on September 21. Ihe memor-1 able day on which Ihe whole flnan-1 cial world was shaken. I For many hours after the ime*-l pected announcement the suspens<i in Britain and abroad was .ter-.l rific. What would grow out ol thlil daring move? Was it constructive I or destructive? Governments and] big business the globe around wen in a cold sweat, while they waiter! for some sign of the trend. It was my fortune to be Asso- I ciated Press chief ol bureau in Lon-I don at time and I decided lo con-J suit the American ambassador, Gen* Charles G. (Hell and Maria) Dawes;! former vice-president and one of the world's financial experts. 1 I round him in conference with the T late Thomas Cochran. a partner in L Ihe banking firm of J. P. Morgan.'I The general invited me "to get in'I this." and I did. After a bit!J Pact does not contemplate com terday In Memphis in the interest i hilrn from D!-s!y. may all play an important role in this defensive warfare. The proximity fuse—which Incorporates a small radio set in the' nose of the shell, causing It to "home" on metal—is an extremely rtfadlv weapon against aircraft. GUIDED MISSILES MAY DOOM BOMBERS •Irt-nowercd guided missiles, with speeds several times the speed of Sound, may eventually doom the day of th.: long-range bomber which must poke along at speeds pletely equipping the armies of the 12 allied western European nations with all this latest gadgetry. For a little less than a billion and a half dollars that couldn't be done. Included in this total is perhaps $100.000,000 for European arms manufacturing equipment, $320.000,000 for Greece and Turkey. $1,000.000,000 for arms proper. It has sometimes been said that since it costs $200.000.000 lo arm one division, the billion will add only five division in Europe. That argument misses entirely the real purpose of the arms aid program, which Is - to complete the equipment ol European divisions now Inadequately armed and short on transport, to make them effective, full-strength fighting units. It is of course only a start. It will require additional expenditures in future years. Tlie purpose now is to build up the manpower and arsenals of western Europe for action against an aggressor in what may be a new type of defensive warfare. of three crippled children from Mississippi County who are hospitalized there. Mrs. Arch Gray of peoria. III., and her brother E. B. outlaw of Rector, Ark., -spent yesterday here. rubber bridge, and her husband Phil played today's hand very sweetly to keep me from making a heart trick. Piiil covered the opening lead of the jack of spades with dummy's queen, which lost to the king. A diamond was returned and Phil won this trick with the ace. He went over to dummy with a club, then led the jack of hearts and let it ride. Next the nine was led and let ride. The ace of clubs was cashed nd a club trumped. The ace of pades was cashed. Now he gave N HOLLYWOOD By Ershine Johnson EA Staff Correspondent By Erskine Johnson Keycs, headed for European va- NEA Staff Correspondent cation, may run into old friends. HOLLYWOOD — iNEA>— Marie! Paillette's "ex. Burgess Meredith. Vilson is 50 "dumb" that she's j anrl Evelyn's estranged hubby, John ssured of making more than a Huston, will be on the continent at Iliarter of a million dollars this the same time, ear. Her career has never been in ' ctter shape. Uilto Marie . . . Jerry Vald Is talking to Belte Davis about ilaying the mother in the film vcr- ion of "The Glass Menagerie." Silent film star Nancy Carroll about to become a grandma. Harry James may be hirxl Lo club in ihe trumpet playing for Kirk Douslas in "Young Man With Horn." That's one way of getting I "P thc McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKrnnej America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Good Trump Play Wins This Game There is no more enthusiastic bridge player than Phil Spitalny, and now his wife Evelyn has taken For nearly 11 years Ingrtd Bergman's latest quote regarding the Bergman-Rossdlim- Dr. Peter LindMrom soap opera Is he understatement of the year. Ingrld's quote: "I've been a silly woman." Hollywood laughs: Phil Harris to Van Johnson: "1 Flavis Friedman rciwrts a new kind of western coming up. It's going to be completely different. In this western (lie cowboy will be smarter than the horse. ahead without blowing your own iinrn . . . Fashion note: Designer Rene Hubert predicts a boom in Ifnv waistlines . . . Spike Jones' i tans in Scratiton. Pa., arc deluging i liim \vith Clippings of a wive news i .'tory printed there reporting he'd ! just become father of a "71-pound I baby." . . . George Sidney's re-issue ! of "Anchnrs A',veigll" is chasing the i blues away from theater box offices. filming some of the old Nelson F.ddy-JeaneUc MacDonalri hits witVi Mario Lanza and Kalhryin Gray- Wirr from .tark Gilford: "1 h;ul terrible scats al the nwivics List night, t rnuldn'l even srf the popcorn." Dcamia Durbin is ariding coast-to-coast slnsing tour comeback campaign after her UI1 contract expires in August. Vhc . campaign also includes a -vciics' of radio and TV guest .shot.* and f a Droariway musical. j Colcman ('nines ll.ick 1 \ film satire on radio given-.vav.°, . starring Ronald Colman .sounds like ! tun. The picture will be titled: "Champaign for Caesar" and Col-' man will play an out-of-work pr.»-' Scwor who almoit wins a soap factory. [ Us l:i'fiid Birsman and Bing ; Cto>t>y ^E.iin iti a film popularity I poll of theater men .sponsored bv i The national trade paper. "The Exhibitor." Tlic nation's film huj- ! H'S also picked "Johnny Belinda" " lllc h " 1 »> ovle °< '" c ' 48 lo her I S1>n anrl Dor's Ua.v and Momgom- ' cry Clift is the new personalities. screen's leading Thailand Fights Illiteracy DAXOKOK —uIY— The Ministry •'•I Kcluo.Uion has presented its long- term plan alined at eliminating illiteracy in Thailand within the next, ten years. The Ministry's report noted that u is spending $160.000 this year on its literacy program and has In- rreused the number of schools for Paillette Cocirlarrt mid Evelyn work with adults from 491 to 652. Phil and hi.s all-Rid orchestra were lieard every week over the radio the "Hour of Charm" program. Phil organized the orchestra in hon- Spitalny » A K 10875 • A62 + 83 Rubber—E-W vul. .nth West North » P*ss I A f Pass 3 * f Pass A V Opening—* J Pass Pass Pass V or of his mother, who had Ri her boys their early musical train ing. After completing a recent gagcment at the Strand Thealc oif Broadway, the girls went on concert tour. In between concert they ate working very Hard, devcl .oping what 1 think will be B top notch lelevtslon show. "Evelyn und her Magic Violin" play an Important part In the orchestra. She agreed to teach me how to play the violin if 1 would teach her how to play bridge. After the nrsl les-son, we played a little p two diamond tricks. His last hree cards were the ace-king-ten f hearts over my queen-six-four. ly partner had to lead and T WHS orced to trump, so all Pln'l had to o was overtrump and pick up my amps. Wasted Time It is estimated that thousands f years of time are wasted an- ually by traffic delajs at the 5810 'was precarious grade ways. crossings of British gold standard." (Mr.- Morgan thenjl was in Jxjndon, with 1 headquarters':! in the Morgan Bank). Now one of the iron-ctnd rules!! of J. p. Morgan fas it had becn'L of his famous father) was never to'J give interviews to the press. I kncwj there wasn't a hope on earth fo.-f me if I went down "on my and tried to see the great However. I had a sudden brain wave, and said to Cochran: 'Me, and how many more, like' I me? You know perfectly well that'L Mr. Morgan never gives interview*' I and that neither I nor anybody' else could persuade him to do so "] Morgan Breaks J.ong Silence S I saw a glint come into Cochran'r- eye and his jaw began to stick: out. He reached for a telephone^, and got Morgan on the line. i.. . "Jack. I'm sending DeWitt Mac-. Kenzie of the Associated Press down to see you." he said. "I suggest that- you talk with him about the effect of England going oft the gold Stan- J I dard." .-•• Well, Morgan received me like! a long lost brother. He played the. perfect host, and we talked at' length about the gold standard..' When finally I asked him for sJ/ statement, however, he threw up; his hands. He didn't give Inter-* views. I told him the situation?:' ano I thought hei' rail- should make a statement. Finally;-:! See MacKenxie' on Pa^e 9 Comedienne HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted actress 12 Mountain nymph M Opposite 15 Mouth part 16 PufT up 13 Female sninl (ab.) )!) Electrical unit 11 Poverly- 20 Memoranda stricken 21 Editor (ab.) 13 Lou-haunt 22 Painful 17 Behold! 25-Type of flat- 23 She strives holtomed boat hard to 27 Seine 4 Bough lava 5 Fraternity (coll.) 6 Plexus 7 Nights before events B Eye (Scot.) 9 Written form of Mistress 10 Flowers 28 Bitter vetch 23 Symbol for tantalum 30 Notary public (ab.) .11 Apud (ab.) 32 Kxclamation of surprise .13 Pastry .14 Light knock 36 Containers 37 Son of Seth (Bib.) 39 Railroad (ab.) 40 Slicking substance IS Right (ab.) 46 Dine 48McrK* '!» Indian SO Stutter 52 Ocean vessel 54 Notched on Ihe edge 55 Mountain lake VERTICAL 1 Ground borers 2 Prayer 3 Fiber knoll K Signify 26Parentles» child 31 Freebooter S.SCamc-r 36 Lock of hair her popularity 3R Severe 24 Russian storehouses 40 Cougar 41 Dill Vi Forefather 43 Size of shot I 44 l.amprey i 47 Pitch ' 4D Girl's name 51 Written j'orrt of Mister 53 That thing W, m\

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