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FA01 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS MONDAY, AFRIT, 4, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINZS. PublUber JAMBS U VERHOEFF, Editor MOL D. HUMAN. MTtrtlting Sol* N»tlon»l Adrertidng Representative!: WillM* Witmtr Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit Atlanta. Memphis. __ _ puUUhed Every AJt«rnoon Except Sunday toured u tecond class matter at the pori- oOle* at BlytlMvllle, Arkansas, under »ct at Con- tntt, October », 1817. _ ___ Member ot The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city ol Blytheville or any niburban town where carrier service U maintained, 20c per week, or 860 pei month By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles, $4.00 per year, »!.00 for six months. $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 60 mill tone. $10.00 per year payabla la advance. Meditations But witch thou In all thinjs, endure afflictions, do the work ot an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.—II Timolhy 1:5. • • • And light Is mingled with gloom, And joy with grief; ' Dlvlnest compensations come, Through thorns of Judgment mercies bloom In sweet relief.—Whlttier. Bdrbs Th« average person could take a politician's backslapplng and hand-shaking i( it weren't for the leg-pulling. * • • Fnr business has been reported good durtni the past winter season—with the pelts coming from the skinned husbands. > • • Tip to housewives: If you're looking for your cleaning aids, you'll liksly find them on the goll course. » • • * Fire Interrupted an Olilo wedding, but it went out. More than the bridegroom will be able to do for some time. • • • At last! Graft news on the bright side—1* Inches of skin on a Colorado boy's body. Majority Rule Essential To Perpetuate Democracy With voters in Blytheville and six incorporated towns in Mississippi County scheduled to select their municipal officials tomorrow, it is important that the selections be made by a representative number of qualified electors. When only a small numlier of electors exerciss their democratic rights in elections it tends to weaken democratic processes and could lead to a virtual surrender of a right which was very important to Americans when they set a pattern for the rest of the world by demonstrating that self-government is the best form of government the world has known. The founders of the American democracy believed that home rule by the people was better than any form of government which might be devised. That belief was well-founded but within the past quarter century there has been a tendency toward ceutraliziation of controls in the federal government with a resulting weakening of the rights delegated to states and to municipalities by the framers of the. federal constitution. There has developed iii recent years a dangerous tendency of states to look with a "give me" attitude to the federal government as it tried to spend its way with taxpayers' money out of a depression. • Some states in turn have assumed a paternalistic attitude toward their political subdivisions until today the state, through the use of taxpayers' money, is trying to do for the comities, cities and schools those things which the political subdivisions might bettor do for themselves. The danger in such a practice when financial aid is proffered with hope for improving the political position of those who happen to be in puwei in state affairs. The danger lies in the dependency of political subdivisions if, or when, the time arrives when they must lose the doles to which they have become accustomed. Tomorrow the voters in cities a n d towns throughout Arkansas will elect their municipal officials Their officials are important and the least that good citizens can do is turn out in sufficient numbers at the polls to guarantee that the selections will represent the will of the majority. purged by the party for "infantile left- ism" and similar crimes, have joined the handbill war of words. The squabble in itself is important only to the sqimbb'era. Aim we mention it simply because :t may be a symptom of the general disagreement that seems to be upsetting the sternly disciplined household of world communism. Mr. Browder incurred the wrath of the party failhfui with a pamphlet on "Chinese Lessons ior American Marxists." In it he pointed out the material difficulties that Chinese Communists face in trying to bring al/out socialist economic reforms in thai backward, war-torn country. He told how MaoTse- tung and Chou En-lai, China's two top Heds, had met tlv.se difficulties by re- puriuting Marxist dogmatism. He also quoted from a book on China by Anna Louise Strong, the American who was recently kicked out of Kussia on charges of espionage- and subversive activity. And it seems that the Soviet watchdogs had found some serious "errors" in her book that Mr. Browder quoted. These "errors" apparently consisted of accurate reporting, fur the same story has beer; told by objective, non-Communist correspondents. Miss Strong explained Mao's theory that a Communist dictatorship in China would have to be built on an agrarian rather than an industrial base, and that private capitalism would have to be tolerated and developed until the cnuntry was ready for socialism. Now, all these things are symptoms of Titoism. The Yugoslav dictator, who claims to be a better Marxist than Stalin or anybody ulsc, is also a realist. He saw that the communication of his country presented some special problems, and he insisted on solving them in his own way. Yugoslavia apparently is a country of proud, patriotic people. And the small farmers who are largely responsible for feeding the nation seem to be rugged individualists So Tito lias been reluctant to submerge the Yugoslavs with the rost of the neutral, voiceless crowd of satellites. And he has gone about solving his particular economic problems, including collectivizing agriculture, as he thinks beat. This, of course, the Kremlin cannot endure. 11 is nut because Lenin and Stalin always followed Marx's blueprint, either. Their methods have been as flexible us their problems have been varied. Lenin even reverted to a limited system of private ownership and profits for a time in the early days. But this was in Russia, where everything is under the thumbs of the ruling clique. Outside UIH Soviet Union, independent action by Communists might lead to independence of thought. That is why Titoism evidently has the Kremlin worried. Not only is it infecting the Maos and the Strongs and the Brow- dors. It is also succeeding, in spite of Moscow's bloodless efforts to blockade and boycott Tito into sumbission. The Question Now Is—Con He Repeat? /I AW Little Men Behind Iron Curtain Need Facts on N. Atlantic Pact FCC Concerned Over Allocation of Channels For Television Stations and Senator's Questions Th. DOCTOR SAYS B; Edwin F. Jordan, M. D. Written lor NEA Service Children often have vague pains n their arms or legs usually called "growing pains." Probably most youngster* with these vague pains merely have been growing so fast that ihcir bones and muscles have not quite kept up their proper relations. Sometimes the curve of the spine may not be Just right, or crooked heels or bow legs are present which cause slight strains on the muscles or ligaments. In such cases in which the abnormalities are mild, plenty of sunshine, good food and the passage ol time usually take care o£ the difficulty. Serious abnormalities may he responsible in some cases. The help of an orthopedic surgeon in deciding whether braces or other specia measures are necessary is then de sirab'e. A few children with grow, ing pains seem to have something wrong with one or more ol thci internal glands. When present, till requires correction. Occasionally the pains may b caused by diseased tonsils, adenoids or sinuses, and this is probably re la<ed lo the muscular rheumatisr which older people get. Possible Connection There is also a debate amon medical men as to whether growin pains may be a mild form of rheu matic fever comes on suddenly wit swollen and painful Joints and oil er characteristic symptoms. Rhei matic fever can and often does injure the heart. Since some children with growing pains develop heart trouble without any other typical signs of rheumatic fever, the possi- B.T Peter Edison NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NBA— Only official government light on the big television trade battle now rag- Ing Is a recent 17-page letter linn Federal Communications Commission Chairman Wnyne Coy to Sen. Edwin C. Johnson ot Colorado, the Committee on crmirman of Commerce. Because of its strength, the FCC letter didn't get the attention it deserved, outside the trade press. But since its nnswcv to half a dozen pointed questions from Senator Johnson in effect stale FCC policy on regulation ol the new television Industry, they are Important. Boiled down to essentials, the story they have to tell Is this: At the end of the war, FCC established 12 television channels. Each channel was six megacycles wide in the 44-to-216 megacycle band. Other channels In this band were assigned to other communication services. In March, 1947. FCC denied Columbia Broadcasting System proposal to establish standards tor color television. This turned into an industry fight. Columbia had n system for sending red, blue ant yellow signals in sequence, thei combining them on the rccelvei Other companies were working 01 systems whereby nil three colo i signals would be transmitted simul taueously. They bucked Columbia's application. FCC froze Ihe industry pending further development. Tn May. 1948. FCC opened up the 1 question of using the 475-890 megacycle band, which had been assigned for television in 1945. Most of those who testified at hearings Inst September represented present operators in the Industry. They main- talnd that color wasn't ready yet. They wanted the additional frequencies opened for black and white television. More Channels Necessary The FCC admits that more channels must be used if a competitive elevlsion industry is to cover whole he country. But FCC has yet to make up its mind and hand down Is decision ou how this is to be done. FCC Commissioner Robert F. Jones, in a supplementary statement, says that every day the changeover is delayed means Just .hat much more inconvenience for .he public laler on. And Jones says Ihal the public interest should be more important than the private Interest of operators no in the Industry. On the monoply angles. FCC has no control over manufacturers ol receivers, other than those manufactures who are also television broadcasters. For these operators F~CC can consider patent monopolies which may result In restrain of trade. And FCC may also with hold licenses from nyone who ha been convicted of violating the anti trust laws. The 12 channels now* assigned! t television are not enough to tak care of demand, particularly in th big city areas. Assignment of mor channels in the UHF, or ultra-hig frenquency band, therefore seen: inevitable. Manufacturers don want the commission to mix UH and VHP, or very high trencmcnc channels, in the same city. FC says it will have to mix them i some areas. Public Interest In I>ount bility of a considered. Certainly connection has to be children who have Vested interests now operating ould naturally like to see present andards adopted for the UHF hannels. Other vested interests not ow operating would like to to see • UHF band limited to, say, color clevision. The commission lias a ough job deciding which policy ill be for the greater public intcr- st. But the only way in vision will e by assignment of more channels i television. Making telecasts available to lore people might be done through stralovision"—the relaying of lele- ision signals beyond the station's lorizon range by reception and rc- ransmission of the signal from urplanes or captive baloons. Thus ar only experimental licenses have been issued for stratovision relays f licensed on a regular basis, strat- ivision would give any television station operator an advantage over ils competators confined to land antennae, unless the relay planes were operated as common carriers serving all channels in a given area. As for protecting the public against having television receivers made .obsolete through the opening of new channels, that now seems to be a risk which every owner or purchaser of a television set will have to take. The public runs the same risk in buying a new automobile, refrigerator or washing machine. Some new invention may come along any day to make presem equipment out of date. FCC now has no control over manufacturers, so can't requlri them to state whether or not thei: sets v.-ill receive both VHP and UHF signals. Commissioner Frieda Hen nock thinks a new law giving FCC such authority might be feasible. severe growing pains which last for very long should be examined by a physician to make sure that no permanent damage Is being done and find out what can be tried to relieve the discomfort. • • • 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. QUESTION: I have a great deal of trouble, with cold feet, especially just before going to sleep. The feet look white. What can be done or this? ANSWER: Tins is some kind of Ibturbance of circulation. Wheth- r it. Is caused by Raynaud's dis- ase or some similar condition ii hard to tell. A careful diagnosis is ndicated. If nothing serious is ound, soaking the feet in warm Spread of 'Titoism' Virus .vHas Stalinists Worried There's trouble in the proletarian paradise. Earl Browder, ousted leader of the American Communists, has been taking some pokes at the party's present leadership in a series of pamphlets. The Daily Worker, official CP organ, has (MM punching back. Other groups, VIEWS OF OTHERS Republican Gain? The Republicans who joined with scnilhem Democrats to cud the filibuster temporarily look control of the Senate. They damaged President Truman's political prestige and discomfited Democratic Icaiteiihip in Congress. It Is fur from clear, however, Ihnt Ihey gaineri any Insling ad- VHiitage for the Republican I'arty The coalition with the .southern filibusters was made against the advice of Senator Tau, top Republican strategist in Congress. Mr. Tail doubtless saw that the popular opinion was critical of the filibusterers and that any deal with them would be suipccl And if there rvas any credit to be had tor ending the filibuster there would be discredit for surrendering to trie opponents ot civil rights* The civil rights anf*)e probably 'made the most impression on Uic public, and it is distinctly not helpful lo the Republicans, Here was an issue which evoked real enthusiasm from many constituents. Here was an issue which politically offered them the means of getting tirto a "liberal" posture. But on two teMs the majority or senate Republicans supported Ihe opponents of civil rights against President Truman's lieutenants seeking lo smooth the road for such legislation. Civil rights advocates should give some of the blame to administration Democrats for not pressing more skillfully and tesolutcly. But so far the Republicans are getting the major share. They may find In the cpisortc some long-range gams that do not yet appear, but they seem once more to have been tempted 'iy a short-range triumph. Once more they have followed the leadership ol revolting Democrats instead ol developing positive opposition program of their own. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. i IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklnc Jofinson NICA Staff Correspondent his Eronclway hit hi "Pal Joey.'' Now Freer! has come through again nncl is pivinp Gene n chance at cli- By ErsUlnc Johnson NEA Stuff t'nrre.spomtont HOLLYWOOD tNEA) — Mark, the madcap Hollywood coilfun.st, re-! rct:;iii«: "On the Town. 11 . . . Bur- ccntly did B special coitfurc job for I ton Miu'Uuie is tioing straight for Gene Autry's lior.sc. Champion. The j the first tune in seven years. He haii stylist was dubious and plained lo liis press agent, Iiarvy Gore, about the stunt. "What good will doing a horse's coiffure do und how will it increase my business?" j Lurry had a quick answer. "Well." • he said, "maybe Champion will com- [ plays r> detective instead of his usual nlhiiu in Gorge Raft's "Red Light." Cuirrr.t crop of optimi.stic Malc- inrn!.s riiiimatini; from Hollywood is seen as a reflection of the very healthy condition of the nation's novel. "The Last Romantic." story of a Iwo-lrsted crusading journal isl. He's trying to break away from those unsympathetic roles. • * • Preview card received by Abbot vater before retiring might lelpful. admits that a lot of it is played In his band. Don Rodney, the vocalist, says that most of their arguments concern partner's over call of one no ,rump. so let's clear it up for the boys. If your partner opens one of a suit, and you bid one of anything, you are simply giving your partner a chance to bid again. You are not promising him any particular strength. Therefore, yon should make the easiest one-over-one response possible. If you respond with one no trump over your partner's opening bid, you are not showing strength. You tell your partner that you cannot bid one of any suit over his. but that you do not have a passing hand. In order to go into the two Tone in another suit, for example, two clubs over one spade, you must have a trick and a half. A jump response of two no trump is sctdom the correct bid. However, in today's hand. North cannot bid By DeVVItl MncK«m|« (A J j Foreign Affairs Analyst li Russia is right In prolntjng le North Atlantic pact as an of- wisive Instrument, then we—the eople—of the signatory countrl^ re being buncoed by our govern- ncnts. We are assured Ihnt the alliance purely defensive. It Is designed to ct as deterrent to any nation •hich might have aggressive ideas. n that sense It is an instrument of cace. A lot of us believe that. Unity and preparedness among leace-loviug nations is the only peace pact" worth the paper It written on. Might doesn't necessarily make it right, but it wields .11 impressive authority. Winston Churchill "said in his Boston spcccli last Thursday night hat Western Europe would have been coinmunfzcd and London would have been bombed before his but for the deterrent of the atomic bom l > In American control. That's an assumption which of course might be hard to prove. • However, if Russia did have aggressive designs it's highly probable that the atom bomb would restrain her. It would restrain any nation in its right mind. Docs Not Mean End of C'oltl War This power-packed peace alliance doesn't alter the unhappy picture of a Europe divided against llself. It only means thtit the Western allies are pooling their resource and getting organized defensive™ for contingencies. It means that they are establishing a defensive front-line running from Northern Norway down through Central Germany to Southern Italy. That's a line which aggression must not cross. Meantime the "cold" war will go on. Observers In Washington understood that rejection of the Russian protest against the alliance is & foregone conclusion. The only question is what the form of rejection will be. Naturally Moscow expects * rejection of this protest which presumably was made largely for propaganda and book-keeping purposes. She also must expect a firm reply to the effect that the allies mean business and are standing pat. Must Talk Convincingly It's given to wonder, however, whether this wouldn't be a good time for the Western allies to reiterate and emphasize that they ar» out for pence. It is unwise to assume that all Eastern Europe knows we intend no aggression. Undoubtedly there are plenty of folk behind the Iron curtain whpt do believe the Western powers ai4?» planning war. Denials probffbly won't dispel that belief, but they may do some good and in any event should be on the record. Such a reiteration of peaceful intentions might fit well with the view said to be held by British Foreign Secretary Bevin and some other Western officials now in Washington. John Hightower, AP diplomatic expert in the capitol, says this view is that, once the Atlantic pact comes into force, Moscow may decide Russia's European expansion has come to an end and that the Kremlin may seek a truce in the cold war. This wouldn't mean that the Bolshevist world revolution for the be spread of Communism had been abandoned. But it would relieve some of the late world conflict. and Coftcllo after a local snea , - „ , • . of ••Africa Screams" read: "I think I ^ heart., because that also is » you guys were as funny as the chimpanzeeo." weakness bid. He has no other biddable suit, fo he goes to two rio trump to show his partner practl box ottice lor the first two moutlis o[ 949. Generally well ahead or la.st l.n.ili fur a \i\f upsurge In iil- rccom'.vieud you to other horses." Bob Walker will check out of a i:~s sanatorium within a few weeks bill he may not see Holly- ! i Tor some time. He's talking to ( rfcpeiulvnt production due lo the producer Mor.te I'raser about star- j same factor, ring in a Broadway play to "reestablish" himself before rclurnins (0 the screen. . . . Bing Crosby finally «ets a winning race horse but it's only in a movie. "Ridin 1 Hiph." and after the race the horse drops dead. Rictiard H;iyd;>, th? actor turned ' | director plays a bit role again i» ' "Dear Ruth." his second directorial I Jo!.. He's billed for a pap. a.s Stanley Slavic. For the bit role he p!ny- ed in "Miss Tatlocfc's Millions." his I billing >\as Richard Riineyd. . . . There's a u<nv Hollywood record 1 oiitlit called Kangaroo Recmdr. I with the slogan, "They .lump." Managers M.ul The Boxing Manasjors Ctnild, I which yapped about "Body ami I Soul/' is Retting aroused aj;am u^ ^' nc wi ^' ^£ht promotcr.s ;ue handled ill "Champion." . . . Gvct.i Oarbo and Clifton Webb have t>:c i sharins afternoon dates watching pictures in a projection room. Burl Ijancastpr's f.ui msiil. always a l iefty item, has just about doubled ,'ince Ills personal appearance tour A heavy percentage of it com- mciul^ him ou Ills sensible stand will- I he bobby roxers—the back- s'.izc interviews lie arranged with them. The oiher day director William Dicte;!r wanted Burl and Corintie. Cal\'. t to pl.iy a difficult scer.e for "Hope of Sand" liphUy and -subtly. S.\id the director: "Play it like cham|;ar.:c—not like beer." Pns.slhle Kemakcs Win nor Brothers arc Icoklus at si iino o! those early Dick Powell- Ruby Keeler musicals as possible renuiKos lor Doris D.xy and Cordon M;« I!:se . . . Columbia won't be lu.ppy to know that a mai^zine article on Rita Hayworth is hems written umlcr the title ol "Niglll- iViiire Alv." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Written tar NEA Service Proper Way to Use !\o Trump Over call The other night I lind dinner with Ouy Lonibardo a( the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, where he and i his band appear every, night. Guy got nls start in my old home town. Cleveland. When they came over from Canada to Cleveland, they contacted a booking ngcnt named Mike Shea "Sure, and I have the riglit. name tor you," said Mike, "the Roya; Canadians." The next day cally a hand. When his partner bids three hearts, he goes to four hearts which is easily made, Washington is the No. 1 state In the production ot aluminum. California's production of gold and mercury leads the 48 states. 75 Years Ago In B/yt/ievi//e— From the files of April 1. 1924: Word conies from Big Lake that a petition containing 200 names !s being circulated In tha, section asking George W, Barhar. to allow his name to be used as a candidate lor county judge. The genial -George anticipates making his announcsj ment within a few weeks, he saliSf From the files of April 2, 1024: Several thousand persons gathered in Manila today to celebrate the opening of the Blytheville. Manila and Leachville hard road, which Is to be known as the Herman Davis Memorial Highway. Burrow-Dweller SO THEY SAY Forty million people iltscn lo us on the radio. We've not going to louse- JiBt up in order to please a few thousand who C5n sec us (on television).— Arthur CKxlficy, radio «nuiuincr. M-G-M is after Paul Kelly for a fat role and maybe a term con- M-G-M Is buying Irving Berlin's , tract . . . Fashion note: For a I song hit. "Cheek to Check." from : danr? routine in M-G-M's "On the RKO lor another Astairc-Rogcrs ' Town ' Vora-Ellen will wear levls — musical. The song was the hit of [ made of satin. . . . Hetty Hutton the old A. and R. movie. "Toil Il.U." ) will bo Tied Astaire's nev; danc- * A762 V AKQ J8 » 7 AK83 Rubber—Neither vul. South AVest North E»sl I W Past 2 N. T. Pass 3 V Pass 4 ¥ P ass 5 Unbleached 6 Back 7 Mexican coin 8 Again fl has valuable fur 10 Scold 11 Arranged in 26 Fit to eat rows 33 Least cooked . 12 it in cold 34 Thoroughfare weather 36 Wrongdoer 1? Not (prefix) 37 Comes in Gctic Kelly ts more than s^tc- | partner In "Little Boy Blue" ftil to producer Aithvir Freed, who 1 and shc'.s all set to rival if not out- l brought him lo Hollywood to ^ar ! distance previous stars who have I in "For Mf arrt My Gal" when all danced with I-'icd. . . . 3ob Ryan Miko booked Ihe band in a dance hall 1.1 Akron, and the Royal Canadians were on their way to fame. Tncy arc making a lot o[ recording One of the Idlest, which Guy pmilcl-s will go far, Is "Everywhere You Go." The title is appropriate to uridye because everywhere you go, " Hollywood pioduccri Ignored haj n u «ye on Charles Bonuor's you Hurt bridge b«ing played. Guy HORIZONTAL 4 Goddess ot 1 Depicted small >he earth animal 7 Colorj 13 Each 14 Involve 15 Sack 16 Rear 18 Driving command 13 Either 20 It lives in 22 Concerning 23 Spoken 25 Sob 20 Hemophiliacs 42 Pare 27 Number 21 Struts 43 Be borne 28 Augments 24 Blastema 44 Heredity unit 29 French article 30 Gill (ab.) 31 Paid notice 32 Great Britain <ab.) 33 Fury 35 Otherwise 38 State 39 Check 40 Pronoun 41 Leaps 47 Niton (symbol) 48 Finish 50 Sea duck 51 United 52 Fitted 54 Less tame 56 Place ot worship 57 Watcher! VERTICAL 1 Large monkey 2 Philippine seaport 3 ExcavaU 45 Tidings 46 Clutch 49 Indistinct 51 Poem 53 Township (ab) 55 Chinese measure

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