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EIGHT BLYTHEV11,LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1949 THE BLriUKVlLLB COUKlUlt NKWS THE OOURi£B MEWS Oa , H. W HAINtB, PubUUMT JAMJBB 1* VERBOETF Editor f ADI D HUMAM. AdwUnnt IUn«»» felt NftUonU Adv«rtl«ins R*pr*«ent»tr»«»: W*lte«* Wiuna O*. Ne« Turk. Chiaco. DttNK AU»nu iiemptiU Put>Usb«d e»«r» Afttrnw, Except toured u second clui mattei it th» port- •flic* »l BlythevUlt, Arkuuu under ad o( Coo- tM~, Qctobtl ». 1»17 UMrtfr' at Tb» /mnflilart Pran SUBSCRIPTION RATES: mt asrtti to Hie cltj ol Bl.vtbevUlc ot «nj •uburbao town where carrier service u -flair* tuned '.Me pet week ol 85c pel month . By mall, within a radius ol 50 mile* M.OU per «ir I'J.OO tor SU months II 00 loi three months: b? mill out'.de 50 mile zone $10.00 p« jeti ptymble In advance Meditations : Thtrefore I will live thanki uni« tfaee, O Lord, ..amonr Ihe heathen, and I will »l»i I>r»l5t» unlnS r thy Bimt.—II Samuel KM. , ' . • • i The rising winds And falling springs. Birds, beasts, all thing! i Adore him in thdr kinds. '; Thus all Is hurl'd ' In sacred hymns and order, the great chime And symphony ot nature. Henry Vaugtian. Barbs • Most fcids don't go to their music lessons— ..they're »ent. • • • gticntiit* h»ve traced m»n back to » fiih. We .i.h*i-e • hunch they're on the riiht track. * * * • Pulling P«* out of spots where rauishcs, •lettuce ind onions were planted really isn't so ib»d when you get right, down to it—on your knees. •-. ' * * * '-. Not all rtumb waiters are pulled up hy a rope ..t—bul there are limn when folks rhlnk they ;«hodld be. • t . * ' One of the easiest ways to keep your friends f 'ls not to say exactly what you mean. Post-Mortem Proves ^predictability of Voters ! Elmo Roper, one of the poll-takers Ueft holding a bag of jumbled statistics . after President Truman's 1048 election ' upset, has jvisl completed a post-mortem ; study of that dopester's debacle. The analysis provides no comfort ; for Roper. Nor does it offer any start- iling new explanation of the 1948 out] come. Rather, it tends to confirm the J heretofore widely circulated but largely ! unsuppoted theories as to why Mr. Tru- I man won. , Those theories briefly, are that over• confident Republicans stayed home. • that usually Democratic union workers : turned out in great force and that farm'• erg switched away from their national GOP allegiance. Roper's findings were based on close • canvass of results in seven major cities, '112 industrial counties and five pre: dominantly rural midwestern stales. j Ht discovered that in all but one 1 of the seven cities the upper-income : voters stayed away from the polls in • larger numbers last year than in 1944. < These groups tend to vote Republican. • And in fact, those in that bracket that i did vote plumped more heavily for the • GOP than they did four years earlier. • On the other hand, returns showed • that in six of the seven cities lower. income groups went to the polls in strong- : er force in 1948 than in 194-1. And they voted more heavily Democratic .this • time. The percentage increase in these voters was not as great as the percentage drop among upper-income voters. • Koper concluded that had it been so the Democrats would have scored a whop- ing landslide, for lower-income people . of course are far more numerous. In surveying 112 industrial counties, . Roper found almost without exception • a substantial gain in voting turnout. ! As with the lower-income groups in cities, this vote tends to be Democratic, and in : 19-18 it actually was. ; As for the farm states, the Demo. crats' percentage of the total two-party ; vote jumped well above 1941 levels in • all five studied. The total turnout, how• ever, remained about the same. Roper did not learn whether these ' results meant normally Republican farmers had crossed over, or whether : they simply stayed home and let their • Democratic neighbors carry the day. The net advantage of all these developments lay clearly with U>c Democrats. ; Thus far the Kopcr analysis looks sound enough. But it seems too early • lo suggest, as he has done, that these ; factors may establish a long-range trend toward the Democratic Party. ; One election doesn't make the trend. ! To be sure it followed four previous Democratic triumphs in a row. But tin 1948 conteit was extremely complex. The i outcome was compounded of a puzzling mixture of many political attitudes. Some of these attitudes were held by independent voters who feel no bond with either party. They could shift (luickly. Even more firmly settled no- tiong can be thrust aside, as witness the farmers' performance. The factors that appear to have been decisive in 1948 may be changed markedly in 1952. Indeed, if there is any enduring lesson in last year's election, it is probably the unpredictability of the voting public. Trends are there, yes, but obviously they can be reversed,, interrupted and distorted by the uncertain actions of voters. Artful Forecast H may be a risky forecast, but we hazard the guess that Chairman Lilien- fhal of the Atomic Knergy Cum mission isn't going to come off too badly in his test of strength with Senator Hickenlooper of Iowa. \Ve base Hi is prediction on signs that boredom is beginning to afflict some of the senator's colleagues on the investigating committee. Take Senator Tydings for example. If he were greatly upset by all the fuss would he be drawing pencil sketches of Lilienlhal and Hickenloopci- in the committee room? He must be giving real thought to them, too,, for they were good enough to get into the papers. So long as Tydings keeps on with his art work, LilieiiLhal probably hasn't too great cause for worry. VIEWS OF OTHERS Need of Our Cities. Cities have need of an animal with the voracious appetite popularly credited to the goat and ostrich ,and gentle ways which would make Its free ranging compatible with public safety. For some people just will throw Unit) around the streets and parks. Instead of putting it in (he receptacles for that purpose. Clean-up etloru cannot keep ahead of this sloppy habit. It is a full-time Job for some kind o[ ravenous, omniverous creature not yet developed. The animal breeders are overlooking i bet. Such animals would be worth }900 per head to Little Rock ana numerous other cities. This desirable form of lile would require & ioat-ostrich appetite, stepped up to Include a relish for papers and cardboard boxes in its menu, along with orange and banana sfcins, fragments 0! other edibles and miscellaneous debris. It ought lo have the digestion of a turtle, which can assimilate fish hooks, we have read. No doubt, such a liologtca] triumph ts far oft. Meanwhile, let's all be tidier In our streets and parks. You'll be prouder of a cleaner city. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Mortality of Small Business Business failures in the United States are running 200 a week, which is twice the rale lor 19«, according to Dun & Bradstreet. This Is not surprising, (or the economic climate could linrdly have been ^ more unfavorable to new enterprises if it had been deliberately contrived. Certain large businesses gain !rom tntlation, but small business needs first and foremost a stable dollar. The Government's right hand Has helped many war veterans try their hand at business, but the left hand struck oft wartime economic controls prematurely and made inflation inevitable. A multitude ol merchandising and service enterprises were doomed to JUrt lile with high-priced leases, fixtures and inventories. They weve in serious trouble from almost the first moment that the wave ol postwar purchasing ceased to rise higher. Today a harvest ot bankruptcies and liquidations is being reaped. The closing ol every independent business is the blighting ol someone's hope. To the Gl. it means the end ot ft happy wartime dream of independence. I! this is tragic lor the persons directly concerned, certainly n is no happy thing lor a nation that urolesws the laith ol capitalism to discover ho.v dilticul'. it is lor citizens to become free enterprisers rather than employee of corporations. ST. LOUIS I'OST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY The United Nations must be transformed into a world organizaliun capable of enacting, administering and enforcing world law—a worJd Jaw binding upon all nations, great and small, and upon all Ihe individual inhabitants of thf earth. —James P. Warburg, international financier. * » • There is no question, my uame is a great asset. But H also has its drawbacks. You Inherit both. people .those who loved my tattler fts wen as Ihose who hated him.—Rep. Franklin D. Koo&eveit, Jr. Utid.i, ol New York. A great man is one whom you instinctively believe.—George Bernard Shaw. , There Is a good saying that when a new book appears, one should always read an old one. As an author, i cannoi recommend too strict an adherence lo that.—WhuMon Churchill, urging itudy of ihe classic*. • • * The main question is what is most likely to preserve peace. Whether givui garms is a dcler- prescrve peace. Whether giving arms ts a deler- llon.—Sen. Robert A. Taft (Ri of Ohio, commenting on ratification ol the North Atlanltc Treaty ullh it* companion arms proposal. Anyhow, It's a Lot Better Than a Wider Split Air and Sea Power of the West Given Test on England's Coast PETER EPSON'S Washington News Notebook Lack of Peacetime Markets Delays Arrival of Heralded Magnesium Age WASHINGTON (NEA)—After an extremely slow start, the long-predicted of is Vicgin- nintj to arrive. There is not an ac- l shortage of the metal today, But if n war were to break out at any time soon, the United States misiht face severe shortages. Development of the B-36 Intercontinental bomber, now being investigated by Congress, is one of the main factors in this changed -situation. The original B-3G was designed to weigh 70 tons, imply. By the use of nearly 10 tons of magnesium — more than has ever been used in any other plane— this weight has been reduced to 67 tons. Range and altitude performances have (hereby been extended greatly, giving the plane its present capabilities. All-mnirrirvMum" planp,i have been built on an experimental basis, but none has been perfected, j That an all-magnesium plane will i be built eventually Is conceivable. Up until now, use of magnesium Via. 1 ! been confined larpely to wheels, seals, housings, miscellaneous parts and trim. Weighing only two- thirds as much as aluminum and one-fourth as mu:h as steel, magnesium has often been referred to as "revolutionary" in its possibilities. It is Ihe sixth most abundant metal, being an element in one of the salU in sea water- Process Developed by Germans The Germans first developed procof-seA for its extraction. But because it has been hard to purify nnci because the technology of rolling and casting it have been developed slowly, its use has been retarded. Like aluminum, magnesium has had to be sold. In World War I the metal was u.sed principally for flares. During World W^r If the U, 5. government made a tremendous expansion of maencjsimn production capacity. Defense Plant Corporatioti spent 5370,000,000 lo build 13 plants for operation by 11 different companies. In addition. Reconstruction Finance Corporation loaned $28-000,000 to Henry Kaiser intere.st.s to build a magnesium plant at Permanente, Calif., Dow Chemical Go. —principal U. S. producer—-spent 517.COO.OCO to enlarge H-s own facilities und several other plants were built by private capital. After the war, a Ford plant at Dearborn. Mich., was dismantled. A plant at Austin. Tex.,'ws>s given to University of Texas for other u=rs. A plant at Lake Charles. La., ha.s been leased to Southern Al'.caU of Pittsburgh, but it could be reconverted to magnesium production. The Kaiser plant is idle but could be put into production of "goop" for mpEnejiium bombs in a matter of iveekf. Months would be required to make it produce magnesium metal. The huse, $1*0,000,000 Basic Magnesium Plant at Las Vegas, Nev.— one of the costliest mistakes and worst sandals of the whole war- production effort—has been turned over to the Nevada state Colorado River Commission for $1 cash plus S25.000.000 rentals, when or if collected from possible tenants. But Basic Magnesium will never make any magnesium. Can Re-open 11 Flanls Eleven of the government-built mpsiic-sium plants are now held by i lie Feneral Works Agency in tne National Industrial Plant Reserve The DOCTOR SAYS BV KDH'IN P. JORDAN, M, D. Written (or NEA Service The person who cannot control his or her use ot alcoholic beverages has now become the subject for serious medical study. The chronic drunkard Is no joking matter. He or she wrecks Ihe family, and If allowed behind the wheel of a car, is a danger lo everyone else. It is Indeed high time tint .something be done about this common problem. Alcohol Is a drug which belongs in the same group as the anesthetics. Like other anesthetics it first irritates the nervous system and (hen deadens it. One characteristic' of alcohol Is its long irritating stage. There are many problems connected with the use and abuse of alcohol by human beings- Alcorol has probably been used for its pleasurable effects almost as long as human beings have been on earth. Some people have been talking about the evils of drink just about as long. ATTEMFTKI) SOLUTION In this country the prohibition era when alcoholic beverages were banned by Federal law was a notable example of the effort to wipe out the bad effects of drinking. Some people cannot continue to take alcoholic beverages for any length of time without becoming addicted lo them and developing a condition which we call alcoholism. Most of these people become practically worthless to society and frequently ha tin themselves and their families in many serious ways. Even the ".social" drinker cr\n become a danger to society if he or she drinks too much and gets behind the wheel of an automobile. What is really needed Is more scientific information. Some people should probably never touch alcoholic beverages because they have a special likelihood of becoming alcoholics, Science, however, does not yet know any way of identifying these persons ahead of time. Bv DfWItl MacKende A I 1 Furelcn Affairs Anll.vst More than !00 warships— British, Fraich, Dutch and Belgian— ar« assembling In Penzanee Bay, on England's west coast, for naval exercises. These operations are purely defensive .aimed at aggression from any quarter. The International aspect of this fleet In peacetime maneuvers probably i-s unique. Meantime British, American b Dutch svarplanes are waging Britain ignated mock war which Ls des- as "Operation Foil." It.- irj .stand-by condition, They can be re-opened and put into production when needed. Their total rated capacity Is 200.COO.OOO pounds a year. Today only the Dew Chemical plant at Preeport, Tex.. Ls in operation. It makes magnesium from .sea water by an electrolytic process. During the war the government enlarged the Freeport plant and only recently these government facilities were sold to Dow so that it could operate the entire plant as one unit. Even this Dow plant was closed for some time after the and Daw's stockpile of metal went begging for lack of customers. Magnesium came into limited use for truck and bus bodies, ladders, canoes, pin no frames, wheelbarrows and lawn mowers. But it had no boom like aluminum. Dmv'.s present capacity is about •45,000 OCO pounds of magnesium a year. That will be enough to meet IJM9 demand. Assuming continued peace. Dow officials estimate demand may be 75,000.000 pound.? by 1952 :ind 200,000,000 pounds within 10 years The real bottleneck in magnesium production Is the lack of rolling mill capacity. Engineers say that a market for 50.000,000 pounds of sheet a year would have to be assured before any private company could afford to build a mil] for continuous operation. Sheet sales last year were about 10 per cent of that amount. Tliis situation is now being pointed to as an example of a case in which the government micht build the plant for lease until private operators could afford to take it over, to develop the industry. Note: answer Dr. Jordan Is unable to individual question, 1 ; from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. * • • QUESTION: Why do some skin specialists tell patient 1 ! with acne not to use iodized salt? ANSWER: When this is done. I presume it Ls because of some fear that the iodine in the .salt may make the acne worse. Certain substances like iodine and bromine (in salt form! are wcH-recogirUed causes lor breaking out of the skin. Years Ago In J 5 E. B. Lyman has gone to Horseshoe Lake for two weeks vacation. Benny Fendler. son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Fendler ol Manila. Is a member of the honor roll at the University of Arkansas where he is a freshtnnn. According to the statement received here from the University he ranks 27th in a class of 281 students. Young Fnndler one of the few students In Blythevllle High School who was the Mas a member of both the National IN HOLLYWOOD Ry Krsk i nr Job nsnn NKA Slaff Cerrespfondem By Kr.s k i nr ,1 oh n si>n N11A Sl^rr Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —fN E A)— I'll never forget flic day a big, noisy She was grested at the studio sate by i_he company's executive producer, a row of bankers, the icture'* producer and director, McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Bj U'illiam E. McKrnntT America's Card Authnrity Wrillfti fnr NEA Service Second Hand Low is going to take the finesse, and your partner will win with the queen. But then when declarer gets in again, he will be able to finesse •ou and out of both the king and en 6f diamonds. Why not give him a little prob- ein? When he leads the deuce of dianionds, jump up with the king. If declarer wins in dummy with the ace. more than likely he wiH come to his handwith a spade. Then when he plays another diamond and you play low. he will have lo guess whether to play the nine or Jack from dummy. If he guesses wrong, you will defeat the contract. shovel \v;j^ digging a long. : corps of studio flunkeys, a retinue trench in the ground near I "' three publicity men and an fili;(> Klllc room rov. at the 20th Ccn- 1 "rmy "I jhotographers. tury-Fox stnriio. ( She was escorted to her (ircss- f casually :ukcd wh:it it was for : mx-rcom bungalow by a military :<mi just as casually a. press agent } formation which included three put his tongue in'his cheek and ' Wix-k-king limousines. One car was said: "Shitley Trmjilr Insl her ball In a storm drain." That was 15 years ago when painted a significant white and helrl welfare workers, a nurse, a ecretary and the studio's health department representative. Little Mifs Marker had Hollywood; The bungalow was re-papered in a dither. Shirley was U. S. Box- : and was to be re-papered for each Office Attraction No 1 and her j succcjjlvc picture, on the first day .studio was in s constant stntc of excitement, su.speu.se and uproar. If Shirley lost a tooth, patted a strange dog. broke a shoe lace, enined an inch in height, swallowed her evny new Temple picture it wr.s jam-packed with toys and preM-nts from well-wishers, flowers. cards, music boxes, bunnies, bear? and toys until there was sum or had a fever, it j haifily ,00111 for the make-up men was n national event. I and hairdressers h/r.r .Mi^wrShe^arii- '"--^ n ™ was M io ° m remained home too much. If you were lo read all of the bridge books printed, learn all ol the conventions atid Hie different plays, you still would have one more lesson to learn. And that is—there is no rule in bridge that shoulc not be broken at times. One of the beginner's first lessons is to play second hand low, but too often players who are capable of playing a good game just purpose is to test John Bull's defenses against at attack with atom bombers—from any quarter. Here again the International aspect k unique. This is Britain's first major test against atom bombs. The seconc day of the operation London (which suffered so terribly from bombing during the late wart wa; "saved" by [he defensive air fleet thoush .several midland and coastal cities .suffered "extensive damage". The official referees withheld comment on this, but the British defensive forces were 'nb-lant Actions l.midrr Than Wnr'ls These two operations are beini | carried ont without blare of trumpet, although they comprise a historic event. There is no commen' | from the governments concerned i as to the meaning- The event Ss left to speak for itself, and broadly it does. However, we shouldn't dismis. 1 it li'htly. The exercises seem to be calculated to serve two important purposes: (1) They afford striking advertisement of the determination of the Western democracies U stand together defensively: '2' they provide invaluable defemivi exnerience. The operations presumably xri in part a gesture toward M< Their international aspect notice thai the Atlantic pal more than a piece of paper. Rus.sii | of course expects the pact to be PIT into operation and Implemented but there arc times when actior , spc?ks louder than words, and thi/ I is one of them. | Indeed, the Muscovites under- . stand action better than words The current action gets added em. phasis from the fact that It Is be- I ing carried out by four imporUrt | members of the Atlantic treaty. Comfort for Western Europe . But the propaganda value of thl |J exercises doesn't stop with Riusl* 3 They provide practical evidence U ,';1 the harrassed nations of Westerr \ Europe that the Atlantic allianci ; means wha t it says. That Li import- < | ant. because these countries woulc be sitting right under the big gun.' ; j it another war should come. Right here it should be said tha' these exercises don't mean thl .['•! Western democracies expect anoth- i ; j er world conflict. It does mean tha 1 j.l they recognize the possibility of ar i'l upheaval and intend to be. prepar | ' ed for contingencies. From the military sland)X>int. thl air and naval exercises are ordinary horse sense. Should there b« war (which heaven forbid) Britair would be the main base of Western allies. Were E n g 1 a r __ knocked out 'oy a surprise atomiT"( attack at the outset of war. it woult s be a catastrophe which the Eur- \ opean democracies couldn't weath- { er. Hence the precautionary pre- •}• | parednes-s—which hy the way ww } not carried out to meet the last twc i years | Of course England isn't the onlj i European area to be protected j The Atlantic pact contemplates an ] iron-clad defense of all Westerr ! Em-ope. It just happens that stra- \ iegically England would be tlu European keystone of resistance. Read Courier News Want Ads. Honor Society and the Athlete Honor Society. Miss Era Wright is ill from Mai aria at her home on Davis Ave. Misses Alice and Belle Whitsit had a- their gucsl last night thel. brother Dick of Bastrop, La. Male Game Bird Answer to Previous Puzzl* rr HORIZONTAL 1,3 Depicted male duck 13 Interstices 14 Overturn 15 Rot by exposure 1 Epistles 4 Behold! 5 High mountain 6 Respiratory sound 7 College official It \vas jvjst loo. I was reminded of it all when Shirley started work in her latent. "A Kiss for Corliss." based on P. Hugh Herbert's "Kiss and Tell" characters and co-starring David Nivcn. Shirley, now Mrs. John Apar and .1 mother, arrived at the studio at 7:30 a.m.. drove her black convertible lo the make-up department. sat down in a barber's chair and went back to sleep as the make-til) ai'tlst and hairdresser went to \vork 1'eaofful Contrast The restrained air about it all \va* refreshing. Nothing as i>raceful was underway when Shirley was Ihe queen ot Hollywood. Baby Shirley in lho.se days arrived at the .studio lo Mart ;\ new picture «Hli all the quielnrss of a band bagpipers. for Shirley. Tile short walk from the bungalow to Ihe sound stage was a tri- nmphnl march. Studio workers and studio executives grcelcd Shirley by hanging out of windows or suuidinK in respectful attention. On Hie sol Ilirre was a portable dressing-room bungalow — a sr.int doll house. This was Hollywood as people iniaamr it out as it seldom is. Child psycholosists may differ now. as they did then, about the amount of attention which was showered on Hie cherubic, diminutive .Mar. At any rate, it was Hollywood's - v;1 y n r piying homage lo a hitlc cirl worth -several million dollars. •oil Ka.it Pass Pas * AQ4 W 10-f » A J 9 8 1 *Q 75 Lesson Hand—Neithei South West \orth I • Pass 2N.T. .1 N T Pas? Pass Opening— V S go on mechanically following such i ulcs as second hand low. Let us look at today's hand. You hold the East cards and open the five of hearl.s. Your partner puts on the kin? and declarer wins the trick with the ace. Now he leads the deuce of diamonds What do you play? The rule says second hand low, bill before ploying, stop and think. You know that declarer docs not. ISTht female is 8 Payment in color demand 9 Regius professor (ab.l 10 Flowers 11 Sharp 12 Sicilian IrlldlrJ ^l-J.IBIBPll JCa volcano 1ft Number 19 llaliancily 21 Finish 22 Girl's name 11 Symbol foC erbium 2-1 Either 25 Hail bird 27 Former Russian ruler 2l1 A Se 30 Bitter vetch 22 Land parcel 31 International language 32 Clolh measure 33 Cooking utensil 34 Renounce 37 Tidings U <l " li! a 2fi Shield bearing 4-4 Ancient Irish 28 In a line capiti) 29 Decays -16 Type of 33 Banner molding 35 Idea 47 Poet 3fi Affirmative 49 Greek letter 17 Hypothetical 37 Numbers (ab ) 50 Oriental structural unit 40 Nude pnrgy 41 Soon 53 Tnngslen 42Morindm dye <ab.) 5 Sow 43 Fondles S5 Within Thf U. S. Senate has sit ,»s a .,. - _. .if ( court nf impeachment only 12 tunes ! have the queen of diamonds, or I in Its history. I he would h»vs led It. Therefore, ht 38 Whirlwind 39 Proposition 40 Baseball sticks n Si»(,ible 15 One conscious of his superiority 48 Blackbird of cuckoo family 4!) Fold 51 Turkish officer 52 Parl? of plants 51 Conditioner 56 Tedium 57 Sanctified VERTICAL 1 female horse 2 deck war god » K) a 1?

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