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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 2, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •tOt COURIER NEWS OO. B. W HADJE8, PublUtur JAIOS U VBRHOEFF, Editor VAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager •ate NttloDkl Adiertttlng R*PKKQUUTM: Walton Wltmer Co. New York, Chicago, Detroit* AtHltt* M PobUsbed Ever; Arternoon Except Sunday •ntcred u second clui matter at the port- at Blythevllle, Artania*, under act at Coo- October ». 1817. ol Tb» Auoclated Preai SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •7 write! In tb» city ol Blythevlll* or any nburbaa town where carrier Krvlo li maintained, 30o per week, or 85o pel month, By mail, within a radius ot SO miles, 14.00 pet yvar, t3M lor six monthi, Sl.OO (or three month*; by mall outside 60 mile lone. * 10.00 per year parable in advance. Meditations« What man of you, h>vlh{ an hundred sheep, U be lose one of them, rioth not leave the ninety a&d Bin* In th* wlldernew, and go after that which b tot, until he finds it?—Luke IS:*. » • • The church limits tier sacramental services to UM fiiUiful. Christ gave Himself upon the cross, . a ransom for all.—Pascal. Barbs We've all been waiting for a good old-fashlon- •d warm spring. Now watch it turn out to be a froatl • • • American children aucceed In wearing out an avert re of three and one-half pairs of »hoe* a jear—but Ifa quite a iciifile. * • • Character li Indicated by the ears, say« a psychologist. Oh, for the life of a donkey I • * • With sprint talet In full iwlnf what thl> country need* U a 98-rent bill. • • 9 It's nice to have movies on some trains, but Is that any reason for not washing the windows? U. S. Aid Contributed To Italian Reds' Defeat lit containment. Tht report from Italy is a heartening vindication of American sacrifice and effort. It is a comneliing argument for continuing our aid until the free nations of Europe stntid sturdily on their own feet and the Communists in Ihftir midst are reduced to Hie impotence which threatens thnm year after year of the Marshall Plan. The Marshall Plan has cost the Italian Communist Party 700,000 casual- tie* in the cold war. At least that is the •stimate of Randolfo Pacciardi, Italy's defense minister, who says a cnrcful check indicates that the CP lost that many members during the Marshall Plan's first year of operation. •'- "The Communists have irrevocably missed th« bus," Mr. Pacciardi says. "They are powerless in parliament because they_ are in a minority. Nor can they use illegal means because the government forces are overwhelmingly superior to theirs." Such a confident statement could scarcely have been imagined a year ago. Then Italy's Communist Party had 2,200,000 members, plus many non-member sympathizers. The future of the Marshall Plan was in doubt. Meanwhile an election was comming up which, as Premier de Gaspsri said, the government would have to win or the people might never vote again. On April 2, 1948, Congress finally passed a European aid bill. The Italian voters went to the polls 16 days later. In a historic decision, influenced by the promise of American aid, they chose freedom over communism. And with that decision the Red tide of aggression in Europe began to recede. The Communists had promised as much as the Americans. But the Americans delivered and the Communists didn't. Now, says Mr. Pacciardi, "our reports show the workers are tired of revolutionary gymnastics without revolution ... No lanje-scale strike in recent months has been successful. Even local strikes called the last few days in protest against the Atlantic pact have failed." American aid in itself is not responsible, of course, for this huppy state of affairs. However, it alleviated the discontent on which conitnunism thrives. It strengthened an Italian government made insecure by that discontent. But the government had to use its new strength quickly a^d firmly to take political advantage of its economic gains. Obviously it has done so. A year ago the Communists' "revolutionary gymnastics" threatened to exceed the gymnastic stage. But government intelligence agents ferreted out large caches of Communist arms and ammunition, and government forces seized them. Severe penalties for illegal possession of arms, in the face of this alert action, seem to have put a tight check on Red-inspired violence. This is tangible evidence of the Marshall Plan's effectiveness that means something to al! of us. Europe's steps toward recovery are impressive. But America's economic aid is not only an end in itself but also an instrument for attaining the parallel goal of Commun- VIEWS OF OTHERS The Art of Leadership Over the weekend, Mr. Truman may have come across that passage in the Bible which tnyi that a loft answer turncth awny wrath. Anyway, in his speech before the Mayors, he spoke very soothingly about Congress. "Basically," he said, "the Congress and the president, are working together for the good nf the country." This Is In quite different key from his threat to slump the country to put over his program. It la in line with the President's mild reaction at Key West after he had lost the filibuster fight. In denying tlmt an Important rift exists between him and Congrc.'s, we think Mr. 'lYuman errs on the side of optimism. Optimistic, loo, is the President's statement that hr and Congress "are going to agree on a lot more mines tliun we disagree on," for the coalition between Republicans and Southern Democrats Is a lough one. It has a natural conservative affinity which is likely to be felt In many important legislative battles. Even so adroit a political tactician as Franklin Roosevelt was able to hold his party together only by baling-wire, so to speak. And when he attempted to pui'gc a group of recalcitrant Southerners from Congress in 1038, lie made a dismal failure of the |ob. After having bad relations holu with the Seventy-ninth Congress, wfilch was Democratic, and the Eightieth Congress, which was Republican, Mr. Truman took his case to the country last fall. In his give 'em hell campaign, he called the Eightieth "the second worst Congress In history," and applied every other choice epithet he could think of. ll worked. The people liked It and voted for him. But It Is one thing to make a smashing appeal for votes arid quite another to deal with 88 Senators and 435 Ilepn-senlative.s. nearly all bt whom have R Jealous sense of their own Importance, and many of whom owe no political allegiance whatever to Mr- Truman. Such men can be led if the leadership has the electrical Roose- veltlan quality and If the times are right, but Mr. Truman is no Roosevelt, so he had better turn to the tactics of wooing, persuasion and ot Intelligent and principled compromise. Even so great a figure as Woodrow Wilson lost the greatest battle of his career because o£ his stubborn refusal to engage in the art of compromise. It cost him adherence to the League of Nations and sent him from the White House a broken, tragic man. It no doubt cost Hie world a great deal, too, since the whole course of events might huve changed if we had taken our rightful place in the League. As for wooing Conpress, Franklin Roosevelt, did that all the time. He was constantly entertaining men from both Houses at luncheons and dinner and flashing his famous charm upon them. Oddly enough, though Mr. Truman himself was popular as a member of Congress, he has hurt the feelings of the men on Capitol Hill by his aloofness since he became President. Here is a friction that could easily be eliminated. Mr. Truman, too, is given to the all or nothing method of Asking for legislation, and sonic ol his all or nothing rccniests nre less than sound. His proposal for rent control did not hnvc (lie resiliency It should have had, so It was sharply altered in Congress. His proposal for a new labor law failed to take Into account certain good features ot the Taft-Hartley law. Taft, for his part, was willing to admit, erroi and make concessions; but the same attitude was lacking in Truman. On the matter ot civil rights, the President could probably make considerable progress by getting nn anti-poll tix law ano an mitt-lynching law if he postponed other features of his program for which ne simply hasn't got the voles. Most commentators remark upon Ihe President's improvement as a happy human being since he won the office in his own right; It is now time for him to show improvement in the art and science of dealing with Congress. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY Churchill Once More Displays Mastery of English Language Industries in United States S/ow to Make Use Of EC A Guarantees Authorized by Congress Ry Pc(er Eclsun NK,\ Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. (NEA) — The Marshall Plnn will he a year old on April 2. But thus fnr only live U. S. manufacturing companies have made deals for Economic Co-operation Administration dollar convertibility guarantees on private capital investments to establish or enlarge (heir foreign production. Under the EGA act. Congress specified that up to $300,000,000 could be used for guarantees on U. S. private capital Investments in Marshall Plnn countries. Total face vnlue of the five industrial guarantees made thus far is only $2.- G25.0QO. They are: Godfrey L,. Cabot, Inc., Boston, $850.000 glutrntttee OH construction of a carbon blnck plant in the United Kingdom. Carbon black is vised iti compounding rubber and printing inks. The new plant will supply nbonl 20 per cent ot British requirements. Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator, $300,000 guarantee tor expanding facilities of its affiliate, Honeywell- Brown, Lt., near Glasgow, Scotland, to manufacture temperature control instruments. Standard Brands, In,, 475.000 guarantee for expansion of plant at Liverpool, England, to make soluble coffee. Jacobs Manufacturing Co., Hart- additional Investment In Wcstclox, Ltd. Tliis company has leased a plant at Dumbartonshire. Scotland, where it will make clocks and watches. Britain formerly imported most of its clocks and watches. Other Agreements I 1 c lull rip While the five agreements made thus far have been lor British firms 12 other guarantees now being negotiated u'Hl benefit France, Aiu- Iria, Italy and the Netherlands. Four applications for guarantees have been turned down because the proposed projects would contribute nothing to European recovery. If all 12 of the projects now under consideration nre approved, it will still be no great shakes. When Marshall Plnn legislation was first being considered, there was much big talk by some business repayment to the Investor, up to tile amount of his Investment. Tliis doesn't seem to be enough of an inducement to promote foreign investment. Stronger Guarantees Proposed It is for this reason that the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in legislation covcrlife second-year Marshall plan operations, proposed stronger guarantees. They would protect American investors In Europe against loss through seizure, confiscation or destruction in time of war. They would also remove the limit on the it mount of foreign currency profits convertible to U. S. dollars. One other objection which U, S. business has voiced against making investmentmenls in Europe is a fear that by building up competitive production ot American pro- —* Tht DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. 'Written for NEA Service About one in five of all women who reach the BKC of 35 have what are called fibroid tumors of the uterus or womb. These nodules or tumors may be large or small. They are made up of muscle (issue and connective tissue, the latter being much like that of a scar. The symptoms from fibroids depend on their location, s!?.e and blood supply. The best known symptom is excessive or painful bleeding. Sometimes discomfort or even severe pain in the lower part of the abdomen is the only sign of a fibroid. One of the most common symptoms Is A feeling of weight often accompanied with constant fatigue. Also fibroids can produce bladder or rectal symptoms apparently caused principally by the pressure of the growths. Many women with fibroids, however, even when (lie tumors are rather large, may not have any symptoms at al!. Those fibroids which nre not producing symptoms should receive what doctors call "expectant treatment," This means that they should be watched for symptoms and the size observed In cast growth should become rapid, Surgery Customary After the menopause, surgery !s usually the best treatment for those fibroids which require treatment. Generally the whole uterus with the tumors attached has to be taken out. Some fibroids can be Incited by radium or deep X-rays, but this is complicated and much skill and judgment is necessary in order to decide ivhich tumors can be treated in this way. In general, fibroid tumors of the uterus have to be considered on an individual basis. They may be largi or smalt, they may produce symptoms, or there may be none, treatment may not be necessary or then may be a question of choice be twene several methods. They are s common in the middle years life that they might almost be considered normal. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. carters that European recovery was ! ducts in European branch factories, * job for private enterprise—not j the market for U. S. exports of the government. It was claimed that if American businessmen could just be turned loose, Europe would be back on its feet in no time. The record of the first Marshall Plan year, however, shows that there has been no great rush of private capital to Invest in Europe. Various excuses are given. "All these things take time to gel started."' "It Ks hoped that the record for next year will be better." "There is n shortage In the U. S. of risk capital for investment." ford. Conn.. $400,000 guarantee on i Moat Important or all, however, acquisition of a minority Interest; Is an apparent lack of confidence in a Sheffield, England, plant to manufacture Jacobs patented drill chucks for machine tools. an apparent In the European situation. Under the law, EGA Is not permitted to guarantee profits to American firms New York, $ 1,000,000 gutvTHnlcc for be converted into U. S. dollars for IN HOLLYWOOD Ky Ersklne Jolmson NEA Staff Correspondent Kv Vrskln Inlinsiii same products will he cut down. In one sense this is regarded as destroying American jobs taking ^vork away from American labor. This is true as far as it goes, but it is not the whole picture. The other part ol the picture Is that i( European production for self-sufficiency and reduction of ] trade deficits are not encouraged, the United States will have to go on pouring out billions or dollars for the food, raw materials and manufactured goods now being given away under the Marshall Plan. Any sane appraisal of this situation must show that this kind ol financial drain can't go on for- ver. or the great American taxpayer will go bust. Building U') Europe's own production is the only answer. By DtlVIlt MacKcniiit AP Foreign Affairs Anal) it Winston Churchill always can b« depended on in his speech-making and writing (o live up to his reputation of being one of the all-tlm» master: of the English language. The old maestro's address Rt the W- convocation- of the Massachusetti Institute of Technology in Boston Churchniian genius, both in phrase and Jn content. His task wasn't an easy one—the logical Interpretation and correlation of the recent grim past and present, together with their relation to the future. It struck me us being an effort worthy of his record. An outstanding quality of Church- Ill's addresses is that they don't need explanation, and this column has no intention of embarking elucidation. Anyway, you havt ead his speech In your newspaper* ,nd heard him over the air. Undouhtedly you noted hU declar- itlon that "thirteen men In th* Kremlin" are "aiming at the rule / the world." You heard him make he interesting observation that It i only the atomic bomb which has .aved London from bombardment. You heard him describe the perils .f the Red drive in Asia. And then he predictions: "War Is not Inevlt- ible"; "We need not abandon hop* or patience." Those are among the highlights of his speech, but there ran through .1 a strong spiritual thread which impressed me greatly, perhaps because I don't recall encountering such emphasis In previous Church- II speeches. > This Is a sample: "Here I speak not only fto ttioa* who enjoy the blessings and consolation of revealed religion but also to those who face the mysteries of human destiny alone. Th» flame o[ Christian ethics is still our highest guide. To guard and cherish it Is our first Interest, both spiritually and materially. The ful- filment of spiritual duty in our daily life is vital to our survival. Only by bringing It into perfect application can we hope to solve for ourselves the problems this world and not of this world alone." I mention this because It reveals aside of Churchill with whl*h most folk are not familiar. This blunt speaking, battle-scarred political warrior, who believes Scotch wljis- ky was made to drink, Is said by those who know him well to have deep religious convictions. He makes frequent references to the power of God, and his spiritual beliefs are said to have given him the strenn/.h to carry his tremendous burden I during those awful days when England was fighting for her very life QUESTION 1 : Please give a list of the tests and examinations used ANSWER: It Is Impossible to an- I a«a^st the Hitlerian attack, swer this question briefIv. There «'"* an , other Ucm " b °;* is no Wood test which will detect Churchill-, he prepares his own cancer anywhere In the body. Tbcrc | *P*«h«- *« *host **\™ I[)r Wm are, however, increasingly good tests i for detecting cancer In certain or- [ . . . . . Bans early, one of these being ex- I s P CECn to two stenographers, amlnation of the cells under the microscope. X-rays and various devices used in physical examination, especially those which can be used lo examine the openings nf the body, are particularly helpful. ! Actually fso an English sparrow | tells mc> Churchill dictated his long 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Mrs. Wctenkcmp was guest of honor for a tea on Saturday before her marriage given by Mmc.s. John McHaney, George Barham, J. C. Ellis. L. L. Ward and Miss Gladys Barham at the Ward home. There were 65 prcsesit. Her mother, Mis. when it was typed he manhandled it and put il Into final shape. But the great man doesn't leave the matter there. Ha rehearses hi* addresses until he has the delivery the way he wants it. When T was doing newspaper work in London it-WHS understood in press circles that Churchill used lo reheai*-? In front of a mirror—a not unusual practice with public speakers. Anyway, when you hear or read * Ohm-chill speech, you're getting Churchill and nob somebody else whose words he Is repeating. I don't think the American people have tills world conflict in a sharp enough focus . . . Tlic real thing they (In the Kremlin) are after is power . . . Hitler was a bnby compared with Ihls gang . . . Let's not talk about the spread of communism. Let's talk about H for wnat it is—an attempt by the gang in Ihe Politburo to take over the world.—Paul G. Hoffman, Economic Cooperation Administrator. • * * The problem of economic stability po.tcs one or the supreme issues of our generation, which is a moral issue in its core implications. Will our democracy make manifest its innate sense ol Justice, which rebels against hardships for so many people even in the presence of prosperity?—Leon H. Keyserllng, vice chairman of President Truman's Council of Economic Advisers. » # • In American politics, the mccnanlcs of parties have become divided from the Ideas. . . . Anyone with an idea or a plan forms a v'lunlary group or a committee. There are too many committees. When anyone has an idea, tt should go throughout the regular organization in a conference to give everyone a chance to express himself.— Philfp H. Wlllkie, son ot the Late Wendell L. Willkie. » • » You can't hog-tic that little guy, Dan Cupid. And If he shows up In oelwecn a boy and a girl In a office, nobody can do much about it.— Ruth Sachs, New York ladlo personality, lecturer and tulhor. HOLLYWOOD iNEAl—The best oauRtit up with the movie, "Words ot thr !ilm capital's recent laugh and Mu.^ic." As practically every crop: | -star ca the M-G-M lot paraded past A group of actor* was talking! UK- camera. Turhan said: atxmt one-nipht stands in v.iude- j "I wonder ho\v Van Johnson villc and the many cities they hit nnin-^ed to'st.iy out ol this." oti '.ra-.s-countvy tours./One ex- vauclevilliim a^kcd Snuv, Wcrris. the c:»;4writcr. whether lie had ever played Indianapolis. "I doix't romcinucr." suirt Sna<- "I'll have to po home and look through my towels." Jack Benny said it wa.s wonderful ttic way television a giving new faces a chance tit fame. He said he had seen several western films on video. "Their Wii.s a now Irilow in them who certainly should-become a star. Fellow by the name oi William Farnum," » • + Page C;;vanr.ii£li re;*ovt.s thnt he jaw a nnv type wcsfcni Mm. The Indians won. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnncy America's Can! AulhnrHy Wrillen for NEA Service Careles8?icss Costs '' Team 1000 Points The winners of the Vanderbilt Cup tournament this year put on j quite a show for tlio spectators. They were the liish nullifying team, Martin taid: "Maybe he brought winning 11 out of 12 matches. They a note Iron his mother/' | \\-on the first knockout match by * * " ] WOO points. In their second match A film writer was in a hospital they were behind 1500 pninU at and n ceded, a quick bleed tran.sfu- the h:ilf-way mark, nnd in the sum. He wa.s a-sked, what type blood ] third match they wore 1790 points Sobel In the South hid a diamond. I passed. Over North's spade bid Mrs. Sobel bid two diamonds. Now I doubled. Of course my partner took this as a business double because I had failed to double diamonds at the first opportunity. "I opened the ace of hearts. My partcner put on the king, and when Mrs. Sobel put on a red card, I simply continued with another heart. But it so happened that Mrs. Sobel had truinped with diamond, so with my six of hearts as an exposed card, she had no trouble at all In making an overtrick. Our side was cold for five hearts, so we lost close to 1000 points on that hand." E. Nf. Terry assisted. The condition of John Mnhan ( who was injured in an automobile accident several days ago Is considered quite serious. His mother will leave this afternoon for Atlanta, Ga.. where he is confined to Grady Hospital with a broken back. The marriage of Miss Virgin)* Terry and Mr. Renkeil Wetenkemp was solemnized Sunday morning In Memphis in the Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Mr. Kemphues performing the ring ritual. Following a wedding breakfast served in the Pompeian Room of the Hotel Peabody the couple left for a honeymoon in New Orleans. They will be at home here in the Ward Apartments. The bride is the attractive daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Terry. Carnivorous Animal A Hollywood starlrt kept pounding everyone's eartjium.s al a party and someone pitied: "INwr pirl She Gariy. sounds as if she hits a speech impediment." "She h.i.-." .-.aid Jack OiUoid. "She can't stop." Nut Introduced Fibber McOcc and Molly were taking care of their 3-year-old Riauddauphtcr. Diane. A: bedtime Molly s.\id: "Now, Diane, my your he ncdcd. •Tin lypc B." said the writer, ' but ns ion? as you're going to al! the I rouble, anybody in Die L. B. Mayer family would be just fine." • • * On his return from Germany. Garry Moore and his USO troupe | played the Azores and the lights went dim uvf-ry time he walked onstage After the show he discovered the trouble. Tlurc's a shortage of power there and Ihe pimous "juice" wa.s re- | .served 1>> the OI's for the feminine members of the company, including Vivian Blaine. who were consider- | rd far ir.ore woith looking al than > \ behind at the halfway mark. Again. In the semi-til i»ls l hey Diane sinned, • Mark, Luke John, blr.v^ the bed that I lie on." Then she stopped .suddenly, looked up r\t Molly and said: "Grandma, do 1 know those Benny Fields, t) c minstrel man. defines a Hollywood cocktail as a swimming pool with an actor in :t. .\o.ih Unknown Hollywood influence: Two producers' kidy were looking at a book of illustrated Bible stories when they came to a picture of Noah V None 4 Q J 10 3 6 3 A A 10 7 2 Tournament—Neither vul. South Wes< North East 1 * Pass 1 * Pass 2 » Double Pass Pass Opening—V A '• had dropped behind 1100 points at the halfway mark. In the finals they were in the lead at the halfway mark, only to drop behind 98r .oadins ihi- animals. "Lookm." ?aid points in the third quarter. Ne\ci otic "'• Join o" Me"' "' A Hollywood ham boasted, "They a picture around mf." "Yeah." squelched Mans- Wilson, "and they didn't rven to:ich you." Turban Bey i;id Uarlin Ra|n- 1 Iv * I think.! tr.illorf ol their current film* 01 | television. Xinv iitonlc "ill lie asMirr<l thai 1 tlirv're not missing anything; toy sta\ini; home. Hank Litdd says he knows a ce- HORIZONTAL I Depicted anhna! 8 Its scientific name is procyon IS Obliteration H Oily ketone 15 Tree fluid 16 Carovise 18 Fondle 19 Declares 21Uoundary (comb, form) - 2 K(lit 6 Mineral rocks 7 Firn 8 Lively tune 9 Correlative of either If) Spinning toy 11 Individual la.Soak flax 17 Symbol for erbium 19 River islet 20 Health resort 21 Commands theless they won the championship and it i.s tliV final results that count i peat Irtca. MiHon Hill j I a*kccl Harry J Fislibcin ol Ncv lor movie theaters to run I York City, a me.nbcr of the wmntn learn, how Ihey happened to gc behind in the third quarter of th finals. He s:\ui. "Mac, tell yovir I readers that brirtcr exiicrls arc Jnst | ordinary people from every walk nf life, and we make the same mis- lakes that everybody else makes. , i For exnmnlc let me show you a lelnUy who grew up in a tongh ™J ^"^ a ^ on onc i^nd." fcc!«,n of New York and is -still .. I( WBS thc fjrsl , 1B11rt RotllR (n to See HOI.I.VWOOU on P»ie I th« third nu»," »al(i Harry. "Mr. 23 Cook utensil 76 Waste allowance 27 Greek god of war 29 Uneven 3D Short sleep 31 Meadow 32 Man's nam« n Cunning 3)1 Solar disk .IS Station (ab.) 37 Crimson 38 Relies •H Malt drink •17 Boy's name •13 Mimic 51 Caravansary M Kruit (pi.) 55 Glacial ice pinnacle iS At no placa VERTICAL 1 Legal point 2 Brazilian macaw 3 Head covering 4 Symbol for cesium 5 Belongs to us '24 Embellished 23 Pestered 26 Hindu weight 2S Bridge 31 Possessed 35 Art (La'.in) 39 Heroic 4(1 Hebrevi.' letter 41 Famoiis English school 42 pmpeior 43 Sketch 4-1 Onager •IS Sheltered sids 46 Make a mistake 43 Era 4!) Through .",0 Compass point 52 Roush lava 51 "Granite State" (ab )

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