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PAGE EIGHT '" m.YTHEVIU.E, (ARK/) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1951 THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor ' PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wttmcr Co. New Vork, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Contress, October 9, 1911 Member of Th« Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blylhevllle or »ny tuburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles. 15.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, 11.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. H2.50 per year payable ID advance. Meditations I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I HJH nol return to destroy Ephrafm: (or 1 am God, and not man; the Holy One ID th« midst of thee: and 1 will not enter into the city, —Hose* ll;9, * * * The slender capacity of man's heart cannot comprehend, much less utter, that unsearchable depth and burning zeal of God's love towards ILB. —Luther. 'Barbs Most any person can really measure up If the golden rule is always used. '"*'•• * + * It's said that « mosquito can live a day and « half without nourishment. Probably because It gets plenty In just one silting. * * * Most gills dispute the statement that a woman slops hunting (or a husband when the marriage knot ia tied. * * * Women can keep a secret better than men, accord In jf to a women's cltib president, 'Bui Ik lakes more of them. * » * A perfect example of minority rule is a new baby In the house. Brutal Facts Puncture Reds' Claim of 'Progress' in China Many sincere people with no Communist sympathies whatsoever believe that the Chinese are better off under their Red rulers than they were before. The carefully fostered Communist propaganda that their victory signaled a genuine "people's revolution" has had effect on non-Communists. Past cor- •ruption, the clear need for reform, the apparent willingness.of the Chinese to accept Red authority, all these made the . Communist "claims seem plausible to some. ' Facts are always a convincing antidote to Communist fiction, but facts about Red China haven't been easy to learn. Only a few reliable eyewitness accounts have come out to us. The latest, however, ought to go far toward stripping the illusions from any who still credit the Red fantasy that the Chinese are "better off" today. It comes from Wang Chung, a Chinese worker, who escaped from his native land and managed to give a full report to the recent Milan conference of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. Remember, this is touted as the "people's revolution'." If the term has any meaning, then the people should benefit from 'a Communist regime. Has this been true of China? The answer is no. According to Wang —and other eye-witnesses agree—the Chinese people in most every respect are much worse off now than before Communist control. They are exploited to Ihe absolute physical limit. Where they once worked nine hours they may now work 16. Where they once drew 600 pounds of rice a month, they now get 100 to 150. There is no concern for their health or welfare. They are "human hulks" to be used until they fall in sheer exhaustion. That is the lot of the "good" Chinese. The anti-Communist, or even the man guilty of just the faintest show of un-cooperative spirit, is marked for oblivion. With sickening brutality the Com- munisls have murdered millions of ordinary citizens. As in every Red-dominated land, the secret police have made terror part of the daily diet. The key words in Wang's report were these: "I'm sure I am voicing the unanimous opinion of my terror-stricken people when 1 say we prefer war to Soviet tyranny. In war there is hope for peace and freedom. In tyranny there can only be tremor, agony, despair and perpetual slavery." This is dramatic reply to those who imagine the Chinese in improved condition. It is cold water in the faces of men who continue clinging to the notion that a Ked regime means social advance, What man can honestly dream of "neutrality" in the global struggle against such tyranny? Who could passively accept Red authority or military occupation with the thought that living thus is better than fighting and perhaps dying for freedom? The man who can do that is either blind to truth or utterly careless of his liberty. TV, the Modern Magnet The nation's household movers say the United Slates population ia on the go as never in history. Movers' shipments are up from 1.7 to 50 per cent. Americans always have been pretty mobile, especially in wartime. But how account for this spurt six years after a war ? The sober-sided haulers mutter something about "decentralization of industry." It could be that everybody is just trying to get within range of the nearest television transmitter. Views of Others Schools and Security Lack of interest in public education in tht United States today ifi permitting an increasingly dangerous situation to arise. Schools and teachers are critically needed throughout America; yet the existing educational system ii barely provided for under governmental budgets. Teachers' salaries are all too often distressingly inadequate and school equipment in certain areas hopelessly outdated. In elementary schools alone 100,000 more teachers are needed annually, but instead of more teachers being attracted to the profession it Is estimated by Dr. W. Earl Armstrong, chief teacher specialist of the United States Office of Education, that 125,000 educators will resign this year —about twice the annual rate in pre-World War I days. More and more teachers are going into higher- paying defense work where they will help build planes, guns, tanks. But preparing the nation'* children to think Intelligently and rationally Ii the best defense—the best insurance for peace. Hasn't the United States learned a lesson from the post-World War I period, when lfl.000 schools closed Tor lack of teachers? Twenty years later 659,000 men were turned down for service In World War n because ot educational deficiencies. A vigorous and progressive program ia needed to awaken public Interest, to the urgency of America's educational needs. Provisions for more schools, more and better-trained teachers, and improved equipment must be worked Into the budget II the United States Is to prepare its children adequately for solving tomorrow's problems, Surely an JncrcasiCoi funds for education can be allotted out of an economy which now spends four times as much on gambling as it does for public education, -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR FDIC Report Tn a report to Congress l»st Saturday, chairman Maple T. Hurl of the federal deposit insur- anc corporation declared, "the Jnst vestige of government subsidy" to that agency had been removed by payments or more thnu $310 million to the federal treasury, returning capital advanced to set It up and covering Interest on the capital as well. Not a cent had been lost, he added, by any dcpsoltor In an'PDIC-hisured bank in more than seven years. Established in 1334 to meet a need long felt and rendered painfully obvious by, the depression, the federal government advanced the capital needed for the state and the operation was financed by assessments on the banks participating in the Insurance system. The success of this emergency-inspired project lo protect bank depositors compares with that achieved by the home owners loan corporation which saved thoufands of distressed homes tor their owners and repaid the government advances In full. A third government agency .the RFC. scored an outstanding success during the years or utmost need for its services! But its magnificent record was marred by a Senate committee's disclosure that during Ihe recent past political and other Interests had "influenced" it Into transactions that did not look well mirier the Investigative lights. FDIC apparently kept its deposit insurance system insured against politics, too. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE 5O THEY SAY Where There's a Will There's a Way v /feH YeH, IkNOWf BLJT TIMES AGE DiFFEREWT/ 160TTA CIVE THS-TAtfWfeR SOME L06ICV- V&ttoA foR A &4 TAX BoasT KOW A RAYS - /VJD ITS C30TW " "THE fbOR.MTTCE ZAPS •AKe <SETT/w<7 WISE TO THE vwy WE'RE -HAtJOLw 1 THEIR MOME/- HOWEVER, I'LL VJMP 4 dOOD tXCU^E IF I KEEP ALCO^IM':— LET ME -SEE, NOW,LET ME •?££/- um-M-W- " i6dr/r/'< 160TW HAVE/* IT'STOCURB INFLATION/" once over lightly- By A A. Frc4/icks» I have a plan. It's only & small one, a poor thing compared to th« colossal, stupendous, global and multi-billion dollar affairs being tfc-.ed out In the Potomac plan factories. But it gives rne a start. Perhaps I can wort Into something bigger. Without a plan, a man just isn't prepared to cope with civilization as It is known today. I feel somewhat presumptuous, however, as the Potomac Planners have so much more experience along these lines and we lesser mortals can only hope to emulate in humble fashion the scintillating schemes that they produce. My cerebral concoction has only & simple, noble purpose: To help, in one small Instance, acquaint Uncle Sam's right hand with what the left hand Is doing. This, of course, is a task that would require Th, DOCTOR SAYS The first letter today raises a rather serious problem. Q—I have a son who is twenty- one years old and has a fast pulse varying, from 90 to 120. Could this be serious? A—If the Mrs. J.M. pulse n(e is as fast Petw fdxon'i Washington Column — •'Wetback' Law Ignores Illegal Entry of Mexican Farm Labor (First, of two dispatches on the new Mexican "wetback" labor law.) WASHINGTON — (NBA) — On the same clay that President Truman signed the new law authorizing recru'iment of Mexican label- on American farms, papers carried the sUjry that U.S. Immigration officials in the New York area had seized (or de- p o r t a lion 900 aliens who were illegally In this country. The bill which President T r u man signed car- Feler EtfsciiT ricd no penalties ior hiring and no provision for search or inspection of "wetbacks" —Mexican laborers who had illegally crossed the border into the United states. So, in effect, while tlie American government was conducting a drive to round up aliens on the east coast, it was officially closing l:s eyes to the hiring of other alien:, illegally in the southwest. Behind Ihis glaring inconsistency is an amazing story of slick legislative maneuvering in Congress. Tha bill which the President approved runs counter to all the recommendaticns of the President's own Commission on Migratory Labor in American Agriculture. Sen. Dennis M. Chavez of New Mexico, who led a futile fight by a dozen liberal senators against the conditions of the new wetback law, calls the measure passed "peonage bill." Worse Than Prc-Civil War slavery It is said to legalize a form of slavery worse than the system which prevailed in early VS. history, slave owners exercised n certain amoutit of paternalism. They looked alter the welfare of their "property" in order to get more work out of it. In the new "wetback" law there.are no provisions protecting health and housing conditions of the imported workers. They may be kept In rural slums. Hiring "wetbacks" or Mexicans legally broufht into the country ~as contract labor also cuts out of employment a million potential farm workers among the three and a halt million Spanish-Americans who live in the southwest and would like to have the work. It cuts out several hundred thousand Puerto Ricans, who are also American citizens/and who are badly In need of work. The 100,000 or more employing farmers ancl ranchers of the south- v/est deny all such charges. They are principally the sugar, and fruit j as indicated even when (he young man is at rest (he chances are something is wrong, probably the heart though there are other possibilities. effort should be made to find out what It is. • « * Q—I ame greatly tormented by a top-often recurrence of belching which embarrasses me no end, especially when I happen to be in company, what is the cause of'this affliction and what can I do about '-* T.B. A—A physician I knew once had all the patients leave his waiting room because one of them belched so terrifically. lie became interested in the subject and concluded that belching was almost Invariably. «he result of swallowing air quite un consciously as ^ rule. In fact he could himself give * convincing demonstration. This air swallowing and belching becomes sort of habit, especially after meals Like any other hahit it may difficult to slop, but since It impossible to swallow air with the mouth 'open, some success has been reported by keeping a cork between the teeth and lips for half an hou or so after meals until the habl has been broken. , farmers of Louisiana, the cotton, !T I „!" citrus fruit and truck farmers of '"' ''* * Q—Last year my children both had pink eye. What causes this and does It harm the eyes? Mrs.'H.R. A—Pink eye is the common name for a highly conlagious variety of conjunctivitis. It is caused by a germ or bacterium. The eyes are not permanently harmed. The chief with \ this disease is to >am one young- the work of several generations to complete and I can only hope u» "ftev a meager beginning. Uncle Sam has his hands In so many different pockets nowadayi hat the left hand really doesn't now for sure that the right hand till exists, much less what it ii doing. ,While both hands are scrounging around the nation's pockets for oms to feed the bureaucrats and hire aMittle killing done over Korei way, Congressmen are thrashing around In Washington over the irospeet of upping the taxpayers' 'ill by $7.200,000,000. At the same time, the U » Treasury has discovered a cache 'f cash that it has tucked away or use In paying unemployment Compensation. This bundle adds up to $7329 300000. Secretary of Labor Ma'uric, Tobin explains that this, fund picked up an extra $641,000.000 since Jan, 1 because employers' contribu- .ions—donaled in a generous move .o stay out of jail—have exceeded jeneflt payments. On the same day that the size of this bank account for the non-working was announced^, by Tobin, it also was mention* in Washington that the Defense Sran- Mwer Administration was strang- ing on an employment problem of its own. It seems that anywhere /from 3,000.000 to 3,500,000 defense workers are needed in the next IB months and the DMA isn't too certain, where U is going to get all these people. (I'd always thought that a m»n who wanted to rivet airplanes just knocked on an aircraft company's door and asked fot a job, but DMA implies that a ''mammoth recruiting job" is needed. Getting harder to tell just who you work for these days.) Thus It seems that unemployment is rather a superfluous problem. If there is anything resembling/a scarcity of labor, then there is little point in stashing away cash to pay people who are idle. The jobless pay surplus I am eying has not'.ling to do with workmen's compensation for illness QT injury, it is purely for the remuneration of those persons momentarily without gainfuj 'occupation. Now for the plan: NO, unemployment, no heed; for unemployment compensation . r funds. So. we ta!;e his - $7,329,000,000 and use it in place of boosting taxes .$7,200.000.- Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Tennessee. Arkansas and Mississippi Only Adequate Labor Available Their sice of the argument is essentially that they have the work See KI>SON on Page 9 IN HOLLYWOOD Rtt EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Sfaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA)—The New get good acting parts." Faces: James Anderson, nourished on cornbreati and grits in his native Alabama, spouted n hybrid European accent in Arch Obolcr's "Five," his first film. . Now he's trying to convince Hollywood that he didn't go to kindergarten with Charles Bayer. IMul HenreEd and Kzio Finza. "It took me six years lo gut over my Dixie accent," groans Jim. 'Now they're asking me what part of Europe l'm froni." The marquees \vil] carry his name In "Along the Great Divide" and "The Blue Veil," but he wllljsa\? switch his handle to James | was Violent reactionaries ... are trying to set up the government of pur country as a political, economic and social guardian, running our business ami making our decisions for us. That Is Marxism —it is treason to freedom.—George O. Browne, president Optimist International. * * • . I hope you (college students > will find out all about how the government operates. But I've been trying to find out ail about it for 60 years —and I still have ft lot to learn.—President Truman * * * I sometimes think the influence ,the UN could have would be a housewife just walking through the corridor in an apron with an ftpple pie in her hand.—Mrs, Raymond Sayre, of Ack- v-orlh, J*. She's still smiling over her first session nt UI. An executive told her thnl she was perfect for a role in Audio Murphy's 'The Citn- maron Kid," but that she'd have to sign a contract to get it. "What," Vvctte gasped, "do you think I've been waiting for all my Tulnnc lo avoid confusion with such other movie Andersons as Richard, Warner and Guy'. His sister is actress Mary Anderson. "I've never told people that 1 was her brother," Jim says. "1 felt it wouldn't help me in Hollywood, 1 ' * * • Meet bright-eyed Polly Dur.son. the [Irst stunt, girl since Helen Gibson to make the grade as a sure- enough actress. Polly, who's done riding, tumbling and cur-spills for Orcer Garson, Retle Davis, paulette Godda rd and Jennifer Jones, was signed 11 do her rou^h-and-rcady stunting in "Westward the Women." Director -William Weltmtm look one look at Polly convulsing the crew by chewing tobacco and gave her- n Tat part. "First time I've ever done any acting," groans Polly, "I ..aid my lines and the mike kepi showing its teeth and snapping at me I almost told Mr. Wcllmaii, 'This for the birds'." Wilt Polly go on with her acting career? "I'm not going to pu^h it Any," slie levels. "If things happen, nt go along with it. I like jumping out of windows t*nd falling off horses a lot better than acting." She Wancrd Vvcttc Dugay. the new dark-eyed beauty signed by UI. registered as Ihe Italian sweetheart hi Mario Lanza's life of 'The Great Caruso." She's no stranger to the sound stages, Studio flacks duif up a ptclure of Yvcllc tn her birthday suit as a baby aclress And sent it out with a 19-years-laler picture of Ihe D n gay gams. "I don't mind cheesecake." The drums are beating at Warners for Ron H.igerthy. a 10-yea- old find. He clicked in "I Was a Communist for the FBI," and will shortly hit the screens again in Force of Arms." A talent scout him in a college play and bowled over when he« said he wasn't sure about wanting to be a movie star. Ron still isn't sure. He .told m! "I run a soft-ball team in (Henu a le. T he gi lys I ook at me a ud sneer, "Ah. the movie star!" Back to Dancitig "People tell me that I'm going to be sreat, j j^y to them. 'How do you know I'm going to be Src HOLLYWOOD on Paje y returned the six of spades. Leventritt won in dummy with the king of spades and returned the jack of clubs. East quickly, but not too quickly, played low on the assumption that South was going to finesse and that his partner could win the trick with the queen of clubs. (This was a pretty poor • JACOBY ON6RICGE I*J OSWALD JACOBY Writlcn for NBA Service Tricks Are Needed In Tournament Play Deceptive play is more common In tournaments ihan in regular rubber bridge because extra tricks are FO much more important. In regular biiii&e :i sensible opiKment v.ill take the setting trick when he gets a chance to do so. In tournament bridge even a sensible opponent cannot afford to set yon one trick if everybody else who holds his cards collects a two-trick set. This fact was the background for a nc-at deceptive coup executed by Ptler U-ventritt In the 1949 national championships. Like practically everybody else. Pete got to the muuakable contract of four spades in the hand shown today. West cashed the king and ace of hearts and then led n low heart to East's queen. East looked thoughtfully at his own hand and the dummy, and saw that South had a maximum ot seven spades and thrte hrails. Therefore South had at least three cards in the minor suits, and no hurry about laying WEST (D) * None VAK54 » 1073 NORTH * AK2 V 1092 » AQ865 + J3 IVcst Pass Pass Pass EAST * 10 T 8 »Q83 « KJ92 542 +A106 SOUTH *QJ3854'! VJ76 « 4 *KQ E-W vul. North East 1 » Pass 2 4k Pass P.iss Pass South 1 A 4 A Opening lead — V K to ^-l'ni constantly exposed to grinding dust in my work and have been for yoars. Wnat are some of the symptoms of silicosis? L.J.E. A—A chronic cough would certainly be one. However, symptoms in silicosis may be absent fur a lon E time and if this condition is suspected the lungs should be examined by X-rays at periodic intervals. • * • Q—Whift would cause large blue veins to appear on the backs of the hands? They came suddenly. Is it hardening of the arteries? Beth and Marion. A—Some people have more prominent reins than others for a v iety of reasons: amount of fatty (issue between veins and skin, texture of the skin, age, and probably others. It is not likely to be caused by .arteriosclerosis .but .why it should develop rather suddenly il the health Is otherwise good am unable to explain. • + • Q—What in the diet should one See DOCTOR SAYS on Page 9 000. A little lightning 'calculajit- shows that there is a differenc* . $2,671.000,000 between this and tne 10 billion Harry Truman wants. The major portion of the difference could be mede up by diverting.. Into defense channels the tax-free', expense accounts eceived by the .President, the vice president, the speaker of the house and every Congressman. If that wasn't enough, we could always cut off Congress' stationery, telephone and telegraph allowances, close off a few rooms in the White House to save on heating bills, stop paying rent on the White House fleet of 10 custom-built Lincolns and Tent out the preside-.ntial yacht Williamsburg as a sight-seeing boat. Well, there it is. In a simplified form, of course. The final draft will have to run 1,000 pages or better and be couched in 80-word sentences tr compete with committee- meeting minutes and Senate investigation reports. Frankly, however, I harbor little hopes for rny initial fling at Planning, it smacks of economy.) spots and there are some nicalities on -which Congress and the White House may not see eye to eye with me. It will either wind up in the Dead Letter Office or I will be investigated by a Congressional committee. ny.gfn tecn- Business Machine idea since East had the ten of clubs and should have known that South had no true finesse.) Pete won with the king of clubs and, since he is the sort of chap who can think on his scat, soon worked out what was going on. !!c simply ran the rest of his trumps, saving two diamonds in the dummy. East could have only two cards and had to decide whether to blank the king of diamonds or discard the ace of clubs. It didn't really matter which he did. If he had discarded the jack of diamonds. Leventritt would have led a diamond to the ace, dropping the king. Actually. East threw the ace of clubs, hoping his .partner liati the queen. Pete then cashed the qucevi of clubs and took his tenth trick with dummy's ace of diamonds HORIZONTAL 1,6 Depicted machine II Fruil 13 Sally forth 14 Unit or weight 15 Fortification 3 Horse's neck hairs 4 Chief priest ol a shrine 5 Hideous monster 6 Departed . . , . - , ••- . ini-ji. \S.»A mi juiiiy ttuyuu it" blushed, 'as long u u helps me down the ace ol dub*. HencV 15 Years Ago In Blythevillc — J. L. Guard, jeweler and optometrist, has purchased the Jeff Re, land building at 209 W. Main street, occupied by the Bootery. He will move his business there about Sept. Donald A. Lepore. laayer, formerly of Memphis, has opened an office in the. Hale building on N FVcond St. The Western Auto Associate Store, has been opened in the Ingram building by R. P. Paddison, 17 Lady Literal. 7 " a "™ a . d < a , b -> b*'veteran hardware salesman. in Art (ab.) 18 Individual 19 Pull up 20 Indisposed 21 Oriental measure 22 Preposition 23 Male swan 26 Rowing tool 28 Ancestor of Phar.iolis 29 Pair (ab.) 30 Symbol for erbium 31 Three-toed sloth 32 Kmploy 33 Cured meal 35 Promissory note (ab.) 36 Average (ab.) 38 River islet 40 Oriental Suitor 45 Nole in Guido's scale 46 Station (ab.) 47 Himalayan animnl •IBRivulel (var.) 49 IMrm's name 51 It is valuable In work ~>3 Transmute 54 Doclrine VERTICAL I Kn^ine 3 Sail lie ' 8 Husband of Gudrun (myth.) 9 Column 10 Cures. 12 Lampicy 13 Perched 16 Ambary 24 Native metals 25 Unclothed 26 Large fish 27 Operatic solo 32 Joined 34 Bitterness 35 Turkish title 37 Mansei vant 39 Ancicnl Irish capital « Symbol for thoron 43 Bustle 14 Log float 45 "Emerald Isle" 50 Mililary police (ab.) 40 Petty quarrel SO Symbol forWx 41 John (Gaelic) iron '

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