PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 1949 THJB BLYTHEV1U.E COUR1EB NEWS THE COURIER NEWS Oa H. W RAINES, PubUsber JAMES U VERHOEW Gattaf PAUl. D HUMAN, Sole National Advertising R»pre«ntaU«»: Wallace Wicmer Co. New York. Chicago. Detroit Published Every Aftercoo'i Except Sunday Entered as second class mattci at tbc pott- office at BlyuoevUlt, Aslcausa*. undei act ol Coo- jres«. Octobei 6 lill Membei o! The Associated Pro SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj caxrui ID the city ol BlyUwviU* 01 •uburbaB town where carrtei s«rvic« kt Uined 30c pel week 01 Hoc pel monin By mail, wutiir a radius ol at) miles M.OO pa ye»r. sa.oo lot sli months si.OO (01 three monthi: by mall ouu.de 50 mile tone $10.00 per rew payable In advance Meditations He is despised and rejected of men; a man o( sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we bid as it were our fares fruin him; ne wa* despised, . »nd »e esteemed him not.—Isiah 53:3. A great sorrow is a great repose, and you will come out from your grief stronger than when you entered it.—Dumas. Barbs How can some people have so much common sense when they keep passing it out all the unieV • • • If thines sue too high, cheer up—In summer- Unit there's always plenty of free verse. * * * University of Chicago professor says civilization will last 40,000 years. In spite of bubble gumV * V * Some folks should be able to get jobs as caddies—they're so used to holding the baf. • + * It takes a .ill to find out that a gay blade often U very dull. Stalin-Franco Pact Would Tie Knots in 'Party Line' Leon Dentien, special European correspondent for NEA Service, has turned up a smashing story that Communist Russia is seeking a trade treaty with . Fascist Spain. He says the dealings might even lead to a political understanding between Stalin and Franco. Dennen's slory seems carefully documented. He names the chief Russian spokesman in the negotiations. He details the products each nation wants from the other. And he outlines specific political problems he has been told were included in exploratory conversations. If this agreement should come to pass, it will provide the stiffest test i'or Russia's propaganda acrobats since the cynical Hitler-Stalin pact of 1939 was '•' signed. For years now they have been heaping scorn and abuse on Franco as a vile - character with whom no decent "people's democracy" would associate. He has been No. 1 on their hate list. Wouldn't it be fun to watch the So"..' viet spokesmen go into their contortions in an effort to show it was all a mistake? For people with short memories, it would furnish a useful lesson in the ba- ; sic nature of the Soviet system. It would help to drive home a point that apparently can stand fresh emphasis: Russian Communism is a reactionary tyranny „; cunningly cloaked in the trappings of a progressive mass movement. Like Nazism in Germany, Communism in the Soviet Union is nothing but a cult of power. It is rule by a small group of ruthless men who wield fierce instruments of power to maintain themselves supreme. The philosophy, the ideology, the magnetic appeals are all window . dressing to conceal the use of power for its own sake. That is why the ideology, the "party line" twists like a meandering river dou- . bling back upon itself. It must try pain- : fully to follow the moves of men who are acting solely on the principle of preserving and augmenting their power. Some of our "progressive" zealots, like Henry Wallace, profess nut to understand this. Wallace, who prides himself on never letting a fact get in the way of his argu- , ment, has long been apologizing for Kus,. sia's misbehavior on the ground that the United States has goaded Soviet leaders into their present course. A Franco-Stalin pact of any kind would put Wallace in an odd position. He now quivers with rage at the faintest hint we might send an ambassador back to Spain some day. What would he do if Friend Stalin signed a trade agreement? If past performance is any gauge, he'd probably squill fragrant perfume on Franco and doll him up as a new convert to the progressive ranks. Yes, by the time the Communists and their prominent apologists got through explaining a Franco-Stalin pact, the world' hopeful masses would have had a striking lesson in the fraudulent trick* of tyrants. Some disgusted comrade might even propose dubbing in a corkscrew—symbol of the twisted party line—for the hammer and sickle now dishonestly emblazoned on the Communist flag. There Oughta Be a Law...' Like screen stars, many senators and congressmen have been passing out autographed pictures of themselves in the happy thought that nothing but good could come of it. Now they are chagrined to learn that some of these little mementos are decorating the office walls of a so-called "five-percenter," who allegedly shows them off to customers as proof of his enduring friendship with men of importance. The legislators may pass a law limiting distribution of their autographs to small boys. Even though this means getting into a market where it may take six Vandenberg signatures to equal one Joe DiMaggio. In the Limb-Light Washington reports that Belly Gra- We, screen star credited with the shapeliest legs in Hollywood, was tops in salary among U. S. women hi 1947. Worried as they are about world events, Americans still manage to pay proper respect to the firm underpinnings of their society. VIEWS OF OTHERS Tax Evaders Last year more than 412,000 automobiles and truck* were registered with the Arkansas Revenue Department. Only 228.C13 ot these turned up on the various local la.x books in the slate. Making all clue allowance lor publicly-owned vehicles and those that are otherwise assetad. Tax Commission Chairman c. p. Newton [igures that at. least 100,000 vehicles that are liable for local properly taxes are not on the books. It seems Jikcly Hint the situation will be somewhat improved next year, under » statute passed by the last legislature the State Tax Commission is required upon request to turn over to a county tax assessor without cost a list of all vehicles registered from his county. So far about 30 county assessors have made the request in 1949, and lists have been forwarded In every case. But the fact that nearly a fourth or the vehicle-owners in the state have been escaping payment o( local taxes stands as further evidence ol the sad slate or our local tax assessment and collection machinery. The automobile properly tax, in V i ew ot [ne neavy bllrden ,„ Kg,,,,,.^,,,,, fees and gasoline taxes borne by the owner, may be an unfair one. But it is, nevertheless, required by law,- and there is no reason to believe that the situation in regard to other property taxes Is any better. The faiiure to properly assess real and personal property not only deprives the counties, municipalities and school districts of needed revenues but it is obviously a sourcce of great Injustice! The 300,000 Arkansans who have listed their vehicles for tax purposes, voluntarily in most cases, have good reason to resent the 100,000 who Have avoided payment. The great majority of citizens in the state have a personal interest In seeing that a fair and thoroughgoing assessment system is established in every county, but In the nature of things (hey aren't likely lo get it until they begin insisting upon il.-AHKANSAS GAZETTE Reward: $10,000 A reward of S10.000 has been posted with the Kansas City Star by a group of citizens. It is lor information leading to the conviction ol persons who blew the Kansas City Election Board sale 'May 27. 1347, and made oil wtth impounded ballots and other evidence in the low primary fraud This ought to bring blushes t o many laces in- dueling those of FBI duel Hoover and AUorney General I'om Clark. As our renders know, me Post-Dispatch has asfccd repeatedly over the last two years whcthc, tins ,s the perlect crime? Has the FBI met its match in tnese ballot thieves? Or lias it been slowed down In us eltonsY Or imj H produced facts which have not been acted on higher up? These arc questions that will have to be answered sooner or later. How much longer is u going 10 lake? Does J. Edgar Hoover think tliat it is belping the reputation of the FBI to nave a group ol citl/cns post a $10,000 reward. Jusl as used to be done in the old train robber days bclorc vaunted crime detecting agencies came into being? —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY The We o[ a private (in the U. S. Army) is » happy one. one or tiic happiest ol my hie. i W M never called upon to mnkc a dcc-iston.—Secretary ol the Army Gordon Gray. * * » In Ihe days of its weakness Anienea was ttic haven ot he relics and should not In the clays ol Us po^vcr become Hie stronghold of bigots.—Sen. Frank p. Giaham (D) of North Carolina, • • » The close] you get to Russia, the morr anti- CotnmunUt the people are.—Gov. Thomas g. Dewey o! New York, returning from a lorn ot western Europe. • • * I never accepted an inferior role because of my race or color and by God 1 never will.—Negro baritone Paul Robeson. But Still Impregnable Widow of Founder of Chinese Republic Wins Writer's Praise PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Mysterious Legion in Caribbean Still a Figure in 'Revolutions' WASHINGTON _fNF.A>— Re- liorls of Ihe thwarted air-borne revolution against the Dominican Republic—enstern half or the island of Haiti—mentioned "The Caribbean Legion" as having a part in the plot. This Caribbean Legion is an mtfit about wnich not too much is tnown. it may not be much of an outfit, for that matter. But it has xxssibilitics for making continued trouble. And it Is being closely W'atched by American authorities. From its own somewhat fuzzy statements passed bv word of mouth and the Central American grapevine, the aim of the Legion is to overthrow Central American anil Caribbean dictators. It wants to establish true democracies throughout tile area. On its lace, there could be much merit in such program. Since the Unllcrt States is so busy promoting democracy and the overthrow of dictators In other parts of the world; a little more of the same n under-developed C-ntral America might be all right. But somehow things don't work out that way. u. S. policy—if it is a policy—seems to be to let the Central American people work out their own dc.slinies. just so they rlon't rock the oil barcc or the Janna boat and spill the coffee while doing it. Also, the Caribbean Legion itself does not seem to be lo respectable an outfit, it is ap- parcntlv made un of unemployed ex-revolutionists of no higher caliber than the men they woulel rc- nlacr. or of Governments too far to (he left for American liking. Apnarenflv formed Recently In August 1!)^". when the Cuban government broke up an army of 1,100 irregulars In (raining far a revolt against the Dominican Re- j public. t h e Caribbean Legion ! wasn't mentioned. H apparently came into being aficr the Costa Rican, revolt in May 1948. In that rumpus, one Jose Fig- uercs Ird an uprising to support Otilio Ulate. the duly elected president. A lame duck Congress had tried to declare this election void so as lo give the job lo his defeated rival, R. A. Caltieron Guardin. Fiquercs eot outside helpers. A- monif tiiem Mi»uel An?cl Ramirez and Juan Rodriguez, rerusec.s from the Dominican Republic. They had bocn driven out for previous plotting against President Rafael L Tmlullo v Molin-,. Truiullo is now! sorvin E his fourth term as prcsi- I cinit and is generally regarded as a dictator. Rodrisrucz had been a rich landowner. His property In Dominican Renublic has now undoubtedly been confircateri. But he had another fortune elsewhere. It had been claimed that he nut il behind the Ai'Tirst 1947 revolt and lost it. Nevertheless, his name has been mentioned in remit Dominican government radio broadcasts as having been a leader in the last furtive -evolt. And he was definitely in the i Fisueres linup during the Costa i Ric.in I rouble. j Some Questions Unanswered ! Thr ricnosed President T?umulo ! <^.il!ccos of Venezuela and Rumulo Brlancourl. the head or his Democratic Action Party, are charged j bv (li<- Dominicans with having giv- [ en t3.rinrinr)o support and some arms •arid planrs for the revolt. Where : they would eet this wealth might lie .something of a mystery as they left Venezuela in considerable of a hi"-ry after the November 1043 revolt. Why they would support a Dominican instead of a Venczulean revolt, is also not clear. President .Juan Jose Atevalo of Guatemala is given credit by the Dominicans for having masterminded all Caribbean Lesion activities and for having given them asylum in his country. Aiiyway. this gives a potential lineup, ft Includes the self-styled liberals and democratic governments in Guatemala and costs Rica plus exiled ex-revolutionists from Dominican Republic. Cuba. Venezuela and Nicaragua. Panama and Mexico seem to be out of it. How much strength the Caribbean Legion may have, nobody knows One informed guess Is that It never sot m ore than lsn members together at one time. That would have been in Costa Rica or Guatemala. Supporting the Legion may be a few plain freebooters and adventurers, possibly some American who learned how 10 f] y or snoot in lhc last war and liked it. But nobodv has ever identified or named any u. S .citizens as having had an active part in its affairs There arc of course a lot of surplus arms lying around from the war. There are even some planes The Legion may at one time have had a dozen ail craft. The raid on Port Llmon. Costa Rica, was the first Central American revolution launched by air at.nck In I his last Dominican affair, two flying mats brought in the rebels. From the dictator counrics there have of course come i-harecs that all these uprhinss and the Lep-ion are Communist-barked. Thnt h|is yet to be pif.vrn conclusively, though it's possible. The DOCTOR SAYS By Kdtrln P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NKA Service .There is an old saying that the person who is seasick first is afraid he is going to die and after a while is afraic 1 he is not. This may be an exaggeration, but certainly no one who has had a real experience with being seasick, airsick, or carsick has any pleasant memories of (he occasion. The fact that many adjust to the motion of ship or airplane and get their "sea legs" is not enough. In one recent study of this subject from Canada, for example, it was reported that a serious problem of airsickness existed during flying training. KVE IMPORTANT In this investigation, men were swung back and forth fn different body positions. The frequency of "seasickness' sympotoms depended partly on the position of the body when it was swung and partly on the way In which the eyes could be used to keep a -sense of position, it was concluded that the inner enr was most important but that the eyes played a big part. Many attempts have been marie to find a drug or medicine which would prcveiA or at least improve the symptoms of seasickness or airsickness. Recently a drug called dramamine has been tried out with highly promising results. A study of seasickness arv! the isc of this drug was concluded oil sotcliers (raveling on an Army transport to Germany. Without going into the details of the study, tills drug prevented seasickness in all but two of 134 men and relieved the symptoms in 34 others who had become seasick. In a companion study of Ihe snme drug in the prevention of airsickness the results were not quite so good. In this case the drug seemed to cut down on (lie number of cases of airsickness, but not to prevent ii as successfully as was done with the soldiers" traveling on the transport. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one r>f the most freouentlv asked questions in his column. ' QUESTION: Is saccharine harm- fi'l to the body when taken in coffee or ten? ANSWER: No. This question has been carefully investigated and there LS no reason lo believe that saccharine taken in reasonable amounts even over n long period time would produce any harmful effects. Ry James While AP Foreign News Analyst (For UeWill MacKeiule) In a way. lew- Chinese better personify their country's struggle for freedom and reform than Mmp. Sun Vat-Sen, widow of the founder ol the republic. She i.s above all a product of (he impact of western ideas of democratic freedom in an ancient and backward land. These her a revolutionary, atict si r apart from the re.st of her family who have largely ruled China for 22 years. f]i the end she has wound up in the arms of the Communists Why? Her story Ls the answer not only to her personal fate, but is a key to understanding how the ' ' single bloc of the human race— the Chinese people-arc submitting to Communist control. One of Snoiif; Sisters She was born Soong Ch'ing-Llmt Shanghai. Her father was wealthy Bible-printer. As a Chinese, he resented the way (h< Manshu throne misgoverned hi« country and kept itself In powci partly by trading bits of Chinrsr sovereignty to foreign powers Li!-i many wealthy Chinese In the- I'.ot-so-gay-ninelics, Ch'ing-i.im:'? fiilher supported a revolutionary doctor named Sun Yat-Sen. i-Ling was a student Weslryan College for women Macon, Oa., when word ca through in 19H that Dr. Sun finally had overthrown the Man-' chus. The slory has It (hat she nnped (he dragon symbol of the throne from her dormitory wal and .jumped on it. Full of American Ideas of f dom and democratic reform, she returned to China and joined Dri Sun. When r warlord drove hi,-f out in 1915. she followed him te Japan and married him. Wnenfflji Suns relumed, (hey found a ceinvt: tion of other warlords hart taker, over in Peking and were kcepim ahvc, like (.he Manchus. by Iradin? bits of Chinese sovereignty off te stay in power. Dr. Sen sought help from Brl tain and America. They turned hin down. He turned to Soviet Rr sia. which posed as the friend freedom in Asia. Russia sent ad visors to help Sun reorganize hi Kuommtang Party along Com mi'nist lines. Sun died in 1925. and a risin young general named Chiang K»i Slick took command of the part and its army. By 1S27 he had de leafed the northern warlords H also had broken with the Com B IN HOLLYWOOD NK,\ Staff Corrrspfondcnt HOLLYWOOD fNEA>—M-G-M's campaign to cast its stars in "eiif- *n* roles may be the answer to : a slumping box office The studio is i a.wmhlin;; ?.n outstanding list of ' properties In which stars will en- j act rnle.s nr.ve! to postwar niin^ers. C!a--k o-hle. Debcrah Kcrr. j Greer Gursein ailci I,ana Turner arc sv.itclimg to comedy, neb Tavior, who Ims he-en starred in sinister rnles since his return from naval services, goes '.o westerns. ' Musical ciiredy s!nr/ acne- Kcl- j ly. George Murplw. Ric:'rdo Mnn- j tatljan and Cvrt Chsh.s-e will debut; in dramatic films. | Any mlnule- ninr. Ihe way j Iliings nrr. wine, Ixissie "ill pl.iving a \illnin. Re-top music, I'm happy (o re- j port, is dis:ippeariti2 around the j fennei and out of sight. The bomb 1 bopped and fizzlrri and all tlio.se j be-bop records will soon be usert clav nigcons for skeet <heiots. After nil the berets and coulees arc stored TW;IV, alon; witli Ihe ' pixie cltissc.5, there will still be good music th-it sounds like music Jack Savers' latent renort on rno- \ie-sroiiK habil.s compiled bv All- 1 die'ice Rest-arch Inc. "Ives H"i|y- j wood toinr-tliinc ( 0 shoot for. Hu-c I arc Ihe figures: | Total U E. imputation o\er t2 years of acre capable of attending motion pictures— 110.I34.0CO. Attendance it average A picture todnv— IS.uCn.OPO. | 1 still think the answer h adult entertainment tor aclulls niid kid ' pictures for childicn advertised as such. Simple Solution Director John Auer's report of I how they eel sne.-ial effects intn | movie> marie in liie Areentine cave [ economy-minded Hollywood a quiet i chuckle. Auer just completed "Thn Avengers" there with a native crew. He n.-kcri his assistant director nb-uii (lie fire effect.s for one scene sim'Tiii? a burning village. "Pcnnr." was the answer, "we imr hi'vn the buildings down." They did. Ed".»r Bercen. report* Variety. "ill be b;icfc at the old stand when his once-a-month television show 7 icrv nfr in fhr fall. H-.-'ll be working wilh t\vo dumtnies at on-e. as pa-t ^f the act In ntetio. he Imlds n *t rn. whh one hand and oper- !>'("; riiailcy or Mortimer with the In television he'll have to mem- rriz^ the scrinL as he riiei when he wn.s ^efinj his start in show business This will allow him to man- mulntc l-.vo woodcnhrads simul- taneowslv. Misadventures of H ^U v woodsmen vim ?o down to the sea in ships WRJ. revived by I'mnphrey Heart's fruitless search for wind during i ho recent Fn^enada yacht mcc I'll nrvcr for eel the time George Rronrs pchooner crowed the start- in" line for a Honolulu race alone "i'h rwo score other boats. Tt was a Mvclv siirht except for one thin™— Ororce's boat was going in the \vronjr direction. Invented Contract ISriit^e- C<nui.»e[ bridge was invented in H'l'.i during a bridge same on a steamship en route to Los Angeles from Havana, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Harold S. V:irderbil! developed contract b: idee from plrifl'iid. a. 1-Ycnch vat anon of auction bridge. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Hy William !•;. .M, Kf nnoj Arm-rim's Tarrl Authority Wrillin n,r Xi;,\ Service Gnod Defense J'laij Defeats Contract Recently I played in a duplicate same with Harry Lees ol St. Louis at the Cavendish club in New York, probably the most celebrated bridge club in the U. S There the ercatcst plajers in the country play bridge. Ed Cheronnet. tournament director of the club, told me that Ihe members like to try various types of duplicate games. On one particular night they were playing a total point game, which Is similar to rubber bridge. This is one of the few clubs in the country which runs m match point play, if you play „ hand at four spades and another pair plav Ihe same hand at three no trump, making four, they will set the top score. In total point Play the riifterence is only ten points, which means little or" nothing. All you arc interested in i.s your total score "for '.he evening but it is important not to miss any ganip.s or slams. One of the peculiar things about watchini. an expert play is that oc- cafsionally he will be so accurate m watching the drop of the cards that he may be tricked into losing what otherwise would prove a safe contract. In today's band lor example, at toliil points, the expert will not yf> out on a limb and gamble on a not trump contract. Ko prefers to play the har.d at a safe conlract in her.ns. The opponents cashed the first three spade tricks. East returned tiie jack of diamonds, which declarer won. He entered dummy with a club, and led the six of hearts. If E-ist nan played the ten-spot, there would have been no story to the hand, but ho played the king. Now tne expert thought to himself, there must be [our hearts to the ten-spot in Ihe West hand. To make his contract, he must not lc.se a hearl trick. So he played a small heart lo the Jack-nine, finessed the nine which East won iviih the. ten. and set 'he contract. It won't work every time, hut it li-iys to keep on your toes in the play of every card. A974 ¥ A Q 7 \ 3 « AK + K 92 Tournament—Neither vul. South West Norlh F.a*t I V Pass 2 A P.ass •1 V P.INS 3 V P;,M I r Pa.-s Pass Pass Opening— A rC that type nf same. They usually have 11 or \2 tables. Tlu- ditfeiencr bct.vccn t^ia point and match point play is that mimists who had helped him „, The same year he married Ch'ii, Lings little sister. Mel-Ling Hecs Wilh Communist-; , Her elder sister, Ai-Ling. alread nad mnrried a Shansl banke ilamcd H. H. Kung. Ch'iug-Ling chose to flee wit (lie Communists. She went lo Mos ••""• and stayed until 1931 cow Bac m Chin.-, i n! , t yfslTi she S! | id . The kuomintang has lost it position as the country's revolution nry party. The party's destroyer iar from bciiiK external encmin are its own leaders." She meant her brothers in iM Wnang Kai-Shek and H n KUI/J and her own younger brother, T V. Soong. among others During the Japanese war. Mm Sun symbolized the united 'ron against the foreign aggressor b See MCKE.VZIK on l'a s e 12 '5 Years Ago In Blythevillc — J W. Adams Jr.. has accepted position as cashier of the Bank o Lepanto which is being moved t that town from Keiser. Mr. Adam who has been bookkeeper at th Farmers Bank and Trust Co fo five years, will be one of the youn" cst cashiers i n the state Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Loggins hav seme to points of North Carolin and Florida for a month's vacatior Jacejuc Little has gone to Taneji haw. Miss., to attend a girl scoi camp for 10 days. Miss Georgia Lee. who won firs honors In the recent contest spon sored by local firms and the Ril Theatre, wilt leave tomorrow fo Chicago where she will attend th I fair [or several days. Shrew-Like Mammal Answer to Previous Puz7l?> — - HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted animal related to the shrew 7 u is a 13 Waken 14 Interstice 15 Parent 16 Bird of prey 18 Ignited 19 Fruit drink 20 Sign of zodiac 21 Compass point 22 Earth goddess 23 Plural suffix 24 Domestic slave 27 Final 29 Boy's nickname 30 Comparative sufiix 31 Silver (symbol) 32 Giant king ol Bashan .13 Price 35 Ark builder 38 Not (prefix) 33 Accomplish 40 Turf '2 Watery fluid W Peruse 48 Courtesy tilie 49 Roman magistrate 50 Exist ">l Hardened 53 French seaport 55 African river 56 Nearly VERTICAL 1 Harm 2 Eats away 3 Parl 4 Greek letter 5 Bewildered 6 Close 7 Masculine 8 Greek god ol war 9 Pronoun 10 Burrowing animal 11 Straightens 12 Most recent 17 General issue (ab.)' 25 Tidy 26 Rim 27 Boy's name 23 Jason's ship 33 It is found in 44 "Smallest 34 Oil 36 Worships 37 Truthful 41 Beat 42 Soothsayer 43 Icelandic talcs b.) State" (ab 45 Arm bone 46 Repast 47 Roman \vr 52 Sun god 54 Xew Mexico ite a IH '•,'
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