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PAGE EIGHT BLVTHEVTLLE (ARK.)" COimiEtt NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH SO, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, H W HA1NE8, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF. Editor PAUL D HUMAN, Advertising Uantger Sole Nation*! Advertising Representative*; Wallac* Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit Atlanta, Memphis, • Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the poct- ellice »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act at Con- jresi, October 9, 1911 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ot Blythtvlile or anj suburban town where carrier service ti maintained, J -6c per week, or 85c pel month By mall, within a radius of 60 miles. $4.00 pti year, J2.00 for six months. jl.OO (or three months; by mall outside SO mile tone. $10.00 per yen payable in advance. Meditations God forbid; far then huw shall God juriie Ihe world?—Romans 3:6. * * * God is kind; but within the limits of Inexorable law. He is good; but you can lake no liberties with Him; lor back of His pity and kindness u DIE righteousness thai :s so exact, and that musl be satislied lo the uttermost larlhing— J. R. Paxlon. Barbs It's pleasant to travel anunrt with a bis- hearted man, If lie keeps quiet about. It. • » « A cafe in Illinois i:atcr» »ncei»lly to sweethearts. r»s« the mu«h! A plain loafer who 'lever gets anywhere Is » mighty good bad example. • t » Thr average American lakes 18,908 steps a day, »ar« a statistician. And how many jumpi, when crossing tlie street? w * » ' Trouble is usually pioduccd by Iliose who turn out little else. GOP Played Heavy Role In Senate Filibusters publicans in the course of the filibuster debate: "Don't tie up the United States of America for a little cheap partisan advantage." Perhaps such Republican senators as Saltonstall, Lotli'e, Baldwin, Ives and Khuiders might pat'apliruse that advice and say to their colleagues; "iJon't contribute still anollit-r Republican defeat for a little cheap partisan advantage." Jobless Engineers? Two members of the Hoqver Commission, Senator AlcClellan of Arkansas and former Congressman iManasco ol Alabama, have taKen issue with the commission's recommendation that civilian functions of the Army Corps of Ku- gincerg be transferred to tile Interior Department. Their objections, we believe, deserve serious consideration. .The Corps of Engineers is a skilltui, uxpermiiced organization. There has been no quarrel with its efficiency. Us civilian functions, such as flood control and river and harbor development, contribute to the country's development at the same time that they provide peiiculime training. A transfer of those functions would add to government labor costs. It would reduce the Corps of Engineers and impair its effectiveness in a military emergency. It would seem 'hat there is a valid objection to this Hum in the commission's list of generally wise and valuable proposals, VIEWS OF OTHERS Another Farming Season Drama for AH The Southern Democratic victory in the Senate fililnisUiv has focused attention on the split in the majority party. But what about the Republican split? The GOP vole i" that oratorical marathon, which made the Southern victory possible, reveals a division that, is just as significant. The Republicans who supported the filibuster cannot hupe to be credited with any more sincerity than their Democratic allies ns regards the issue at stake. The issue was not the sacred Senate right to talk endlessly. It was not the parliamentary iiuestion of whether that right of endless lalk applied lo a motion to bring up a measure as well as to the measure itself. The issue was the so-called civil rights program. The minority party may say that the Administration foices were to blame lor surrendering. It may say the Southerners killed the chances ol' cloture by R simple two-Uiirds majority. But Hie fact remains that a majority of Kepub- lican senators voted against Vice President Barkley's ruling that could have ended the filibuster. And a majority of Republican senators kept the filibuster going by failing to support a motion to adjourn. The Republican Party is on record as favoring an aiiti-bnch IHW, abolition ol Ihe poll lax and other civil rights provisions. Yel, when a likely chance appeared for putting those party promises into practice, most of the Senate Republicans turned then back on the opportunity. Aloral question aside, what did they hupe to gain by tnis? Din they think they might carry the Solid South. If only 1'or practical political reasons they should have gune along with the Administration and their anti-filibuster colleagues, for they had nothing of value to gain by supporting Ihe filibuster. If they had acted otherwise, their party would have had a talking point in next year's congressional elections and in the presidential campaign of 1052. They could have told the country outside the South—wr,.ch is the only place the GOP can pick up votes—thai without Republican support the civil rights bill would have been defeated. Instead the GOP senators added to the record of perennial conservation '. and obstruction f<-i obstruction's sake that has shackled a relatively progressive presidential candidate in the last three elections. They added to a record which must be presented again in 1950 to a country which elected Franklin D. Roosevelt four times and then votert in his successor, who had campaigned on a Eodseveltian platform • Sen Paul .Douglas, the Democratic freshman from Illinois, said to the Re- A.5 spring opens, 0111 farm neighbors arc carrying the ball for another gain the state's fine ' economic progress. I*et'£ hope they score a touchdown. For farming is the basis of our whole work- earning setup, it brings in a bin chunk of our Income; and JU products supply the materials for a Ilock of indus!iies throughout our 75 counties, ranging from cotton gltis mid stockyards lo canning factories and North Little Rock's vlskon plant. Many more of our industries look to the state's farms for ft part, if no:, all. of their market. So do thousands of our business firms. Take It all together, and farming slacks up tail and important. Even those of us who work at things which seem IBI removea from country scenes, might be surprised If we could know how much of the money we earn originated there. And now our farni neighbors step out inlo the uncertainties of another year. If they (are well, bring In a generous production, and getting fair prices for it, we'll all b« better off. There will be more money in Arkansas, more jobs and more happiness. We can be glad of one assurance Jn the farmer's great annual gamble. This is the government support prices. No possible collapse of his markets Is going to ruin him, and backfire on everybody else. We should be even more gratified by the great advance or our farmers in dtversitying ihcir production during recent year. This promises us more of the numerous industries which now are processing farm products, and supplying the tfirnicr'R larger needs. A good thing grows by wbal H feeds on, Just as a bad thing docs. The farmer who gro\vs tomalocs lor a canning factory is likely to branch out into oilier canning crops. The canning factory needs packing cases, which call (or pulp wo^d. which must be hauled in trucks, which must iiavc gasoline nnd repairs. and so on. It's like the woman telling why she crowned her husband. A neighbor had goi a netv. rug. and one thing led lo another. So there's drama for all of us in itsc opening Enrm season. The farmer in working [or hmisclt, is working for everybody—for a better Arkansas. So too Is the city dweller. There s an incentive in that truth to more ot a neighborly Iccling than we sometimes express. - ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. SO THEY SAY The Eye of the Needle Cool Reception Looms in Senate Committee For President Truman's Economic Proposals By Pelrr Erlson NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. (NBA) — Prospects for a sympathetic hearing are slim (or President Truman's economic legislation program before South Carolina Sen. Burnet R. Maybank's Banking and Currency Committee. Of the eight Democrats and live Republicans on the committee, only four Democrats and two Republicans could ever be charged with warmth toward peacetime economic controls of any kind. Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Branimn, who has been, placed In charge ot presenting the President's economic legislation to Con- Rress, was named lead-off man at the hearings, lo be followed by Leon Keyscrllng and John D. Clark of the President's council of Economic Advisers. Interior Secretary ,J. A. Krug will case "for the highly production, expansion —if he i.s available, If not, one of! his economic assistants—will explain how the proposed legislation fits into the foreign relations program. He is expected to emphasize the importance of a stable IT. S. economy to support world recovery, the importance of military stockpiling and aiding the rearmament of western European democracies. Finally, Secretary Brannan will return to the stand at some time during the proceedings to argue for the agricultural angles of the bill, and how it affect.s the farm program. Mr. Brannan has been criticized somewhat for not sticking to his farming. But. even. If he had not been assigned this job by the President, he would have a greater interest in this economic stabilization legislation than any of the others. To No Consumer Rationing Planned remove a possible cause Jnited States of Europe Movel A Step Nearer to Reality } Th. DOCTOR SAYS BT Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written tor NBA Service There are probably about as many ats in the United Slates as there re people. The amount of Injury 'hich they do and Ihe cost I.s ter- Ific. In 1909, tat example, it was alculated that Ihe annual damage f rales in Washington and Baltimore alone was between $400.000 nd $700,000, respectively. This rep- esenU an average loss of $1.21 a 'ear per person. One estimate pla- :es the cost of each rat at J2 lo $4 a year. Hals carry many diseases of man .„.„„ -„ -- - •-• and animals, including plague (the *"° * tn " e . was Fiance's f, By DrWItt Mackenzie lift Foreign Affairs Aanal<rit''| Hopes of generations of „ idealists for creation of a Uni I States of Europe are moving ck.| to fruition—closer to peace. Diplomatic representatives of nations are meeting in Lond<A_ complete details tor the establLvl ment of a Parliament of Eurrl These ten are Britain, Prance B I Bium, the Netherlands, Nonv f Sweden. Denmark. Italy, Luxe bourg and Eire. It is hoped lo Ihis parliament In session bv coming summer, probably in sin bourg, France. When this congress opens it vl represent a brave beginning of United Slates nf Europe for v*n, famous statesmen have labored earnestly and so long. Promini black death of the Middle Ages), typhus or jail fever, and rat bite 'ever, plague is n constant danger because It Is present In rals In many parls of the world. Plague veiitually kills the rats, too; when :hls happens Ihe rat flea, which •larbors the germ causing plague, oaves the dead rat's body and seeks :lie nearest alternate host, which may be and often is a human being. Rats are destructive. They eat corn during growth and in cribs. A single rat can eat from 40 In 50 pounds of corn a year. They destroy merchandise. Rats destroy poultry, wild birds, ducks, woodcocks and song birds: they attack bulbs, seed Aristide Briand—premier. Nd I prize winner and player of an ill portant port in bringing about I Kellogg pact to outlaw war. As one or Ihe old timers I ,,, Ihe privilege of knowing the huil anilarian Briand. I'm sure his spii I with his old-time genial smile w| be standing beside ihe prestdi official when the gavel falls to si nal the opening of the first ses-si. j of that parliament. Balance nf Power Out-Mnderi I here was a lot of talk about L United stales of Europe in the la I century as a means of fosteiii peace. At that time the so-call,, "balance of power" was depcnrii and plants. Hagenbeck, the circus | on to PWent conflict. misunderstanding, the bill does not call for consumer rationing. It puts a ban against it. Price and wage control provisions are definitely limited to cover only those industries whose products are in short- supply. Even these controls arc sairt to be not too severe. Provision is made for public hearings magnate, said he had had to kill three elephants because the rats had gnawed their feet. They have chewed holes in dams and started floods. They have started fires by igniting matches. Bite Humans But this is not all. Rats bite human beings. A study from Baltimore appeared a few years ago which recorded nearly 100 persons who were bitten by rals so badly that they had to be hospitalized for treatment. Experiments were made which indicated that arts like the taste of human blood and that they bite people because they are hungry. Rats should be hunted mere!- j lessly. They are dangerous enemies ! of mankind. Fortunately, In some new rat poisons a valuable additional weapon against- them has been discovered. » « * Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one ot the most frequently asked questions in his column. The farmer has traditionally led full investigation to determine QUESTION: My son and I are how much if any basic industries extremely uncomfortable (rom ex- mny raise their prices. Wage con- " ~ ' ~ " " *~ troi.s could be imposed only where prices break through the established ceilings. The bill makes no provision for "putting the government in the steel business," as has been frequently but loosely charged. It provides primarily for surveys to de- I termine degrees and areas of short- the way through the door towards economic depression. Moreover, the fn the year 19<8, farm machinery advanced 20 per cent while wheat present the program. He wUruak'k"bourthe''spe'.'iF l ' lce -' i o( thln & s far m"s buy '> ave cific needs for increased supplies of * en B °"'S ,"P. *'»«e the prices of fuel, power, steel, copper, lead, zinc lh " 1RS fan "ers sell have gone down, and other metals In short supply. Secretary of Labor Maurice J. Tobln will talk about sections of the bill intended lo sustain full employment and Impose wage controls in the Industries where price ceilings are deemed necessary. Director J. Monroe Johnson of Office of Defense Transportation I ages. Next, research and develop- 1 ment contracts may be let to build [ pilot plants for perfecting new processes to Increase production. RFC loans may be provided to expand capacity where private capital is -, not available. As a last resort, the government may build entire plants . , _ ft . . . I K' J VKL LIUItrllL ILLllV UklllU VllLUC pllllllo dropped 28 per cent and corn drop- | for tion or f cont vact by private ped 49 per cent. , comp ^ nfes- as in wartime . Reducing these two-way stretches | j n summary, what administration cessive perspiration. Even though we live In Florida, the climate does not seem to be entirely responsible. ANSWER: There are several possible causes for excessive sweating. It is an occasional symptom of tuberculosis. It can also be associated with some nervous disorder. On the other hand, it may be of no serious significance. However, it is generally wise to have a thorough physical examination to make sure that no serious disease is responsible. In 1653. Izaak Walton described 12 fishermen's 'ties used to imitate insects which fish were thought r.o like. and stabilizing the economy is the main objective of the legislation under consideration. The Ilne-up of eight cabinet will cover effects of the bill In his [ members and administrators pre- field. and Chairm-n Harlev Hisc' J cn m * th ' s l=eislntion to Congress of Reconstruction Finance' Com-! mdicatcs how broacl H- is and how mittce will review Defense Plant Corporation experiences in Increas- thoroughly it should be understood. It takes In practically all the President's economic program except taxes, rent controls and increased ing production during the war. Acheson to Explain Foreicn Aspects j .social security, which are covered Secretary of Slate Dean Achcson i in separate bills. spokesmen claim they are thinking of is not merely imposition of controls, but of contributing to economic stability, of trying to keep employment at high levels. In times of prosperity, it Is hard to get anyone to think in these terms. This accounts for part of the lethargy with which the President's whole program has been received in Congress. If the economy were suddenly to do another nosedive, interest in all these things might pick up considerably. This country i.s not planning to make war against anyone. It is not seeking war. it abhors war. H does not hold war to bt: mevuablc. Its policies are devised with the specific aim of bridging by peaceful mrans tiic tremendous differences which beset international society at the present time,—Sccrctaiy of State ArJieson. * » • Education is our first line ol defense. Through education alone can we combat UK tenets of Communism. The unfettered SOUL of Irr-e men oilers a spiritual defense unrunrmereci ana mironqurr- aule— President Truman. * * • There will be chaos in many cihc.v The only advantage is that the weather will br warmer in July when millions move oui into the streets.— Rep. A. S. Mike Monroney iDj of Oklahoma, urging retention of rcnl controls. » » • If we ave lo earn our daily bread in the world. il can only be through thr, strongest possible individual effort and ingenuity arising from conditions of freedom and fair play.—WlnslonChuichtll. * * * H has been apparent that the Soviet authorities have had no intention ot respecting past agreements or ot composing the growing dtlfercnccs. Secretary of the Army Kenneth C. Royall. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — Exclu- will pilot the ship In the race, sivciy Yours: Sam Goldwyn I.; ,„ to Ctllu i,, id :1 r,g par McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnnej America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service launching a movie beauty conlc.rt j M^hael^kirby^'iSonja Hcnic's I f)f)H't Let BttdSpHt lo end all movie beauty contests-j skating partner) is giving up ice I ., , v *7 a private 'Miss America" search. | vkating permanently for movio 1 (\l dk€ I Oil He'll send six talent scouts on tlie m^-in^. . Teresa Wright's nc.vl road to find the most beautiful girl i mivv bt opposite Lew Ayres in hus- in every state. (Before he finds I bal , d N , vcll Bllsc i Vs -Daybreak." them. I'll bel Sam will be in a slate j . . . of coiiapre.) The 43 dolls will be! the game. If you pick np a hand that breaks badly, as today's hand, did, do you become nervous? Sit back and en joy the game anyway, and mayb£ you will find a way to make th' contract. West held the opening lead witl the queen of clubs and continuec with the jack, which declarer ruffei with the three of- hearts. Then h laid down the ace of hearts, anc learned the bad news. But he dii not become discouraged. He led the jack of diamonds li dummy's queen, ruffed dummy last club, cashed the ace and kin of diamonds and king of heart Then he threw West in the lea with a trump. This allowed de clarcr to make two spade tricks an gave him his contract. balance of power ct oaictaoin World War I demonstrated ,„ . the balance of power was oul-modi| and must be replaced. The .„,.. was the League of Nations. Hovl ever, it quickly became appareil that the league was too hetcnl geneous in structure to functlr| well. Thre was too great divergent of race and customs among tl world-wide membership. The sarrl regulations wouldn't fit all easel This weakness gave a fillip i| the idea of a United states of Ei rope. It was recognized that Eurorl was the greatest danger spot as breeder of world wars. Supporters such a united states pointed n. hat.a closer union could be Jormc mong the nations of the continerl ecause of the similarity in racl nd culture. This would be conducll e lo peace and the idea could bl lade lo fit into the League ations. FIfj Framework of TT. N. Well, the plan didn't jell qulckll nough and another world war bla| ed out from the continent^ he project is being revived ami purred by the anxiety to do al| ossible to prevent the developni f a third global catastrophe rejected, the United States of Eul ope would lit Into the Iramewor)| •f the United Nations. So far as one can see this ll .kely lo represent o slep in thT direction of the "one world," whicll sn't likely to be achieved until nature has undergone nighty change. As a matter of factl t's easy to believe that when futurrl generations achieve "one world" il may be comprised of a large num-f ber of just such blocs of nations .he projected "United Spates of Eu-J rope." That would seem logical In view of the diversity of special in-| :e rests. Certainly it's difficult to Imagind 'one world" in which the' membeij states would surrender their sover-j eignty to a parent parliament. Therei is too much pride in nationalism trJ permit of such emasculation. How- Kirk Douglas' terrific performance in his lavish m -Champion" is boosting not only featured "The Golriwyn Girl." ] his salary but his marquee value. . Local theaters are giving him top billing over Laraine Day now on "My Dear Secretary." Wonder if Laraine is burning? Dennis Day will bow out of Jack Benny's London engagement this summer for a personal appearance lour of his own in the U. S. . . . , . . „ i Horace Schmiolapp. who wa.-> mar- Tun for ,bigger | K{ . (0 Caro|e Land ' )Sj and pat Dan ,, led Biltmore Gtcer Carson is interested in a Broadway play, "Delilah." She'd lik,> to show oil her acting wares to the Broadway critics. . . . claudeite; Colbert also Is pondering a return to the Bis Slrcct in "Lily Henry: ' her firs) footlisht appearance since i continue the Tim Holt western se- vies anrt groom Tim for bigger ^ ^ ^ ^ hing.,. Tim is unhappy. Preferring , w|M d the celluloid west s steady bread ; and butter. ] Kppliin Wvim *riir.*ii«r lite m*d ^^ ClOib >' sw frS he's haVillgJ „, ' Scr IX HOLLYWOOD on Fasje 10! Today everybody is talking about psychiatry and being psychoanalyzed. ! had an interesting talk recently with D. William G. Nicdcr- land. staff physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He i.s tlie author of a recent book, "Man-Made Plague." a primer on neurosis, published by Renbayle House. New York. Dr. Niedcrland has the distinction of having three medical degrees to his credit, one in Germany, one in Italy and one in New York. ever, this need not preclude whole-l sale cooperation for general welfare! among the various groups of "Unit-| ed Slates." Volkswagen Production In Germany Is Up BRUNSWICK. Germany <m —I Production of Volkswagens (people's! cars) at the factory near here! reached the record figure of 2.6001 in February, the British military I government announces. f- -. In addition 1.500 of the little ciS!. formerly used by' Ihe Army, arc! being reconditioned for sa^e on thc| German market. Read Courier News Want Ads. Crustacean HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted crustacean 8 Vestige 13 fatty SNipped 4 Spain (ab.) 5 Labor 6 Domestic slave 7 Peruse Your Gun." got the comedown su- j prcnu- from Rrd Skclton. Cracked | 75 TCOfS Ago Rod: "All he's losing is his hair." j n BlvthCYlllc Dick Haymcs. who just separated: Mr anrt Mr5 . ^nd Shatz ot from his wifr .is writing a sons, Helena were guests of honor last Hied -In My Arms Forever." Who? n ^ M (or a buf ( elt sup n er g | Ven by . . . Republic will introduce a new M r . all[ j Mrs . j. A Le cc h. Mrs. H. H- cowboy star, Rrx Allen, in "The; Houchtns won the high score in Arizona Cowboy." Rex is front Will- j bridge which followed the dinner, cox. AVIZ but won his spurs strum- , Mrs p _ w shRU and Mrs w B ~ » S»il»r a t a Chicago radio | Tanncr o( Hc!ena wcre guc5l5 0[ honor yesterday when Mrs. C. W , . ... i Aff ,| Ck entertained with a bridge John Howard Is cutting a serifs , jmicheon for 12. Mrs. H. H. Houch- of kici I'ecoid.s in which he plays! Ihe role of a cat named J. P. Michael Winlcrbottom. If he isn t careful. he'U wind up as a house Biiest of Hie .lames Masons. . . . Jimmy Stewart will test fly his rebuilt P -51 Mustang which he's readying lor the Bendlx air acf. again this year. Joe de Born again ins received the prize, a summer bag, In the bridge games which followed. "Changes in the NRA," will be the topic of the address to be given by Max B. Reid, when he speaks to members of the Democratic Women's Club. Mrs. Lloyd Wise is chairman ot the program. Rubber—Neither vul. South Wrst North F.vrt 2V Pass IN.T. Pass 4 if Pass Pass Pass Opening—+Q *• 10 Perform 11 Slopped: 12 Natural fats 17 No good Cab.) 20 Breathes noisily 21 Pilchards instrument He has written tow other books on psychology, but "Man-Made Plague" is the first he has written for the layman. When I looked through It, I was impressed with the statement that people must learn the Joy of living and relaxing. He points'out that many people are more tense and taul than ever when playing bridge, and therefore do not gel the joy of relaxation out of 14 Speed contesls 8 Woody plant 15 Insect egg 9 Sun god 16 Empty IS Mak« !aco edging 19 Army order (ab.) 20 Heavy hammers 22 SoutheasUab.) 24 Scolded 23 Twist 26 Musical 25 State 27 Isaac's son (Bib.) 28 Frees 29 Providing HO Accomplish 31 Left field(ab.) 32 Not (prefix) 33 Pare 35 Number 3B Burden 39Geraint's wife tn Arthurian legend 40 Plural ending 41 f \irnace tenders 47Caius Juliui (ab.) 48 Consumed 50 Poplar 51 Caress 52 Body fluid 54 Large snal! 56 Expunge 57 Hailed VERTICAL 1 Woolly • HaUfu) roe - - many •15 Italian island 46 Actual 49 Age 51 It usually ends in the people 34 Church festival 36 Kind of creed 37 Revised 42 Domesticated 1,1 Arctic gulf 33 Us meal and •!•! Large parrots 53 We 55 Lutecium (ab.)

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