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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 7, 1949
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FAGB EIGHT BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1949 THE BLYTHJfiVlUJB COURIER NEWS THE OOUBUB NEW8 CO. H W HAiNKS. PubU*Ste> JAMES U VERHOEFT Eottor f AUL O HUMAN AdwUm* 8cl* N»Uon«J ; WilJM* Wltmer Co. N*w Tort. Chkato DttnH . .AtUnL», Utmpnll ..: Published Ev«r» Aluituxm Except Sunday V Bntcrea u second clats mattei »l the purt- ' office at Blythevliie, Arkaniu undo 4ct at Coo: crest, Octobei II U17 __ • Member ot The AraxUted Pre» _ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: B; c*rnei ID ibe city ol Blyibevlllc a uw luburtwn town chere carrlei service I* jiiiD' Uinea 20c pel weeJi 01 toe pel month Bj mill, wiuur i ridiut 01 oO mile* M.UC pel 'rew «.(K) loi Ux months il.OO foi tore* mouth*: by mail outride 50 mile (one »10J» pet rew payable to advance Meditations Vek «»nt him n»t u » enemy, fcul z4m*nUh him as a brother.—11 Thessalonlani 1:13. ' « • • If we love one another, nothing, in truth, can harm us. whatever mischances may happen. —Long fellow Barbs 'Tis better to be hard to get than hard to take. * * * Radio comedians should have a strong farm appeal with all thai corn. * * * Most of the girls run up high golf scores, but they can go around the beaches In very little. * * * Men tell you about the hlf fish that rot ava.r, and women about the one they cautht. * * • If you think that you are a Big shot, always remember that you can be lired. necure against disaster and basic want. We ow« them a life where the human spirit is free and eager to grow lo its fullest height, where the sum of that individual growth will be a society of constantly widening economic and social horizons. Baiting of U. S. Voters Jnwise for Any Party Dovnian H. Smith, political cartoonist for the Courier News and other newspapers using the NEA Service, this week iwrlrayed the Democratic donkey angling lor votes in the next general election and using bail designed to attract both the farm vote and the labor vote. To be sure the botli bails were not used in the same hook, but they were being dangled in the same waters at the same time. Perhaps it is old-fashioned to suggest that what this country needs is a political party which will put some solid planks in a rugged platform which will appeal to American voters as good citizens and stop trying to bail the farmers, or labor, or any other group. No government can for very long play up to special interests and survive, and the political parlies which try lo bail a segment of the volers with a plan, or an idea which will not be good for the whole of the country is courting disaster. 'Self-Reliance Faces Setbacks in the U. S. Fortune magazine's recent survey of college campuses shows graduating students more worried about old-age pensions and similar security safeguards than anything else in their future. Add to these protections a job with a big, established company and a wife and a few children and. you have what most college men in their twenties are y seeking today. It is alarming to realize that security-mindedness has gone so far down the age ladder than it now lends to dominate the thinking of our college --• youth. It is too easy and too trite, however, to respond to this situation with the regular exhortations to self-reliance, and then let it go at that. The problem isn't that simple. These youngsters have come of age • -': in a world still staggering from the brutal blows of two world wars and a deep depression. The dilemmas that led to these disasters are still largely unsolved. The complexities of life, whether in war or peace, seem to have grown beyond man's comprehension. While man nevertheless gamely continues the search for solutions, he is trying at the same time to insulate himself against a recurrence of disaster. This has been true in many areas of the earth. This country's effort to protect its people against catastrophe was propelled swiftly forward by Franklin D. Roose. velt's program of social legislation in the 1930's. Kepublicans fought the program at the time, but historians today say social and economic conditions were such that either major party probably would have had to find bold new answers to the call for security. Since then, a struggle to widen the domain of secure living has waxed and ;., waned, and it is still going on. But nothing has happened, or seems likely to occur, to upset the basic security frame_ work of the country. It draws its main strength from a mood born of haunting fear if another '. great depression. And the terrific dislocations of war and postwar years have lined up many mure recruits under the security banner. This is the atmosphere breathed by college students in 1949. It should enable us to understand how they can be _• thinking of pensions and a safe job instead of adventurous risk-taking. But it should shock us anew into realizing that in all this necessary attention to security measures we have indeed ignored the vital need to build a society of resourceful individuals. How to have security and self-reliance side by side is admittedly a hard nut to crack. But the evidence indicates that most politicians arc not even facing Hie problem earnestly. H is high time they stopped ducking it. We owe to the masses of men a higher duty than merely to make them VIEWS OP OTHERS The Kansas Gity Pattern Is Kansas city ocing pulled bacic Into the pattern of the Pendergast days? Is Missouri? Tliere are disturbing signs of an ettort in that direction. Perhaps meat disturbing is the return of Thomas J. Higgins, chief of detectives during Kansas City's wildest era. to,, the police torce with the unprecedented rank of superintendent. That leaves Higgins responsible only to the police board recently reorganized by Gov. Forrest Smith, and particularly to the board's new chairman, J. L. "Tuck" Milligiin who, as Smith's campaign manager In Jackson County, worked closely with Charles Binaggio, the Capone representative and North Side boss who already is throwing his weight around In Jefferson City. Certainly it throws a deep shadow across the authority of Police Chief Henry w. Johnson. Some members of the forcce already are wondering whether they sbould pay more attention to him or to their political precinct captains. An apparent reluctance to make arrests Is reflected in a growing list 01 unsolved major crimes. As a matter of fact, Milligan, a former Congressman and brother of Maurice Milligan, prosecutor of Tom Pendergast. cites those crimes to explain Higgins' appointment. Whether the man's record as chief of detectives justifies this is another matter. TJSat record includes indictment for perjury by a federal grand jury in connection with the Union Station "massacre." Higglns was the type ol detective who relied heavily on underworld stool-pigeons. And there were plenty ot ' those around in the days when Kansas City was a safe refuge for criminals from almost all parts ot the country. The other* Police Board member who stands firmly behind the Higgins appointment U Sheridan Farrell. a former City Council member who split away from the present Pendergast organization to help Binaggio and his associates pile up votes for Smith in the gubernatorial election. Parrell is said to be working hard for the appointment of Raymond Edlund, banker to Johnny Lazla and other gangsters, as a member ol the Kansas City election board. Edlund also is a political associate of Binaggio. And Milligan supported him in his successful campagn for treasurer or the Democratic State Committee. So the pattern shapes up. Strictly speaking, Binaggio still la only a neighborhood boss. But he strengthened his position greatly by wresting control of the "deliverable" river wards from Jim Pendcrgast, nephew of old Boss Tom. And his boldness In Jefferson City shows that he is reaching out for more power. With friendly associates on the Police Beard and on the Election Board, that power certainty would be within rather reach. But the plum has not been plucked yet. If Gov. smith warns to keep It on the tree, that a largely within his po\ver. Police Board and Election Board members are his appointees. He can exercise his influence over them even after he has plp.ccd them in oflice. The question lor him is uhcther he wants to use that Influence to build up highly questionable vote-gathering alliances or whcfivr he Dalits to use It in the cause ot public decency. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY Careful, Harry, You'll Give Him Heart Failure Chiang Clings to Hope for More U.S. Aid to Stop Reds in China PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Refugees in Germany Seen as Factor As New Nation Plans Initial Election WASHINGTON — <NEA>— End o[ the Paris conference of Foreign Ministers brings American and ailed western European foreign pol- ,cy lo another one of those crucial turning points that are always bobbing up. Regardless of the somewhat disappointing results of the Paris meeting, thmps urea'I going on In the same old stalemate. A principal factor fn the new situation wlH be emergence of the new west German state. This docs not mean that it will be turned loose and allowed to shift for itself. Bui once having been created, the German state will have to be given its proper place in the European scheme of things. The 60.000,000 German people will no longer be just occupants of on occupied territory, living in a political vacuum. When elections are held next month and the new provisional government is constituted, it will be impossible to undo whnt lias been done. This new German government hi apparently start out with a irly even balance of power bc- ween the Social Democrats of the orth Germany and the Christian emocrats of South Germany. But hese ate not the only polilicnl irces that will have to be reckoned ith. Other important elements in- ude the German youth grouns and he refugees from eastern Germany nd eastern Europe. Refugee Arc Potent Factor There arc from 10,000,000 t o 4.000.0CO refugees in western Ger- lany. They are desparate people, t odds with the native-born resi- onts of western Germany. Many efu^ees are now being moved from ichUswig to the French zone, for ^stance, to relieve political pressure against Danish territory. Th« DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service One of the two most Important renereal diseases, syphilis, seems to be becoming a less serious problem as time goes on. It Is still, however, the cause of mucli suffering. Perhaps beyond all other diseases syphilis can produce a wide variety ol symptoms. Because it Is now less common and because it is more often treated early and more vigorously, there is reason to hope that eventually it will be conquered. The first symptom Is as a rule a local sore. This is usually followed In a few weeks by a mild skin rash. Later syphilis may attack utmost any portion of the body. It is responsible lor some cases of heart disease and blood vessel disorders. It frequently affects the nervous system and is the cause oC a condition, the common name of which is locomoter ataxla. It may attack the bi'ain and cause mental symptoms. Blood Test Except in the earliest stage, diagnosis is best made by an examination of the tlood which is called the Wa&sermann test or one of the newer methods of a somewhat sim- !ar nature. This test turns up ma- ly cases of the disease which have been entirely unsuspected. The mast Important method of controlling syphilis is to start treatment oarly. Modern methods of treatment can usually prevent its spread to others very rapidly even though this does not mean that the putient is cured. The problem of exactly how to treat the disease is complicated. Penicillin will certainly free someone with the early contagious form from the danger of infecting others quite rapidly. It is not. however, absolutely certain as yet whether this will cure the disease or not. For these reasons the complete treatment for syphilis may take years. • • • 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. S. military government The value of the (Big Four Foreign Ministers) agreement will be toui\d in how it Is Interpreted and ho* it is carried out. That, in turn, depends upon the development of better relations, tolerance and a real attempt at understanding. The foundation has been laid and we must now proceed to build upon It—British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevm. V * * * It is perfectly obvious that this session iof Congress i must settle two issues, treaty and arms, before it quits.—Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg iRi of Michigan. » f » There is no question but that we are drilling toward socialism. And If we don't stop spending, that's where we are going to wind up.—Rep. Joseph R. Martin (R> of Massachusetu. The has been giving considerable attention to the youth groups, fostering educational and sports organization in the American zone. Less attention has been paid to them in the British and French zones. German youth organizations. It will be remembered, formed a strong corps for Hitler's support. Both the refugees and the youth KroiiiK are now believed to be violently antl-Comrrunist. But they are also believed to be ripe pickings for any new Oerman nationalist movement that come along. The new Association of Independent Germans formed In Frankfurt. or mlier outfits of the same stripe, may have a tremendous appeal to [he youth and refugee trroups which will have no truck with the older, Democratic parties. If these new political elements should hold the balance of power In the new German state, it will give the occupying power a toiisjh problem to handle. The western powers "•ill probably have to support the Demnrratic parties i n order t o maintain a government that will at oil times co-operate for total European economic recovery — and not work just for German recovery alone. There is some opinion that the new Oerman state will almost im- niprtmtelv have to be taken into lull partnership with the Marshall Plan countries, because of Germany's great industrial potential. The fact that the new German new provisional German government may Involve some risk of a strongly nationalistic Germany eventually arising, this is a calculated risk that must be taken. The alternative risk is to make some bargain with Soviet Russia and give the Communists more voice in west German affairs, just for the sake of keeping down west German nationalism. QUESTION: What causes belching? state be R disarmed nation (Iocs not mean that its voice will carry no weight at the council tables of Fiirnpe. IMsk of Nationalism Involved While this negotiating with the As to what Russian policy Kill be from here on. or course, no one can predict. Secretary of state Dean Aeheson. in his press conference review ol the Paris meeting, sees the Russians as on the defensive and unable to relax any of the stranglehold controls they have on eastern Germany. John p3ster Dulles, going a bit further, speculated in his New York statement that events might be shaping tip within Russia for a struggle against growing revolt a- ^alnst Soviet intolerance. Any idea that Russia will abandon her desire for political conquest over a 11 Europe is pretty much wishful thinking. While it should have been evident to the Russians within the past year that they could not. gain control of Europe, they apparently did not see it. They may have recognized within the last few months that the situation in western Europe was not ripe for revolution. That may have accounted for their desire to hold the Parts meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers, and their willingness to attend future meetings. On the other hand, this may have been merely an explanatory'move. ANSWER: The most likely cause is swallowing of air unconsciously. This usually occurs after meals. It has sometimes been suggested that a person who has this difficulty sit with the mouth open or with an object like a cork between the teeth for a considerable period after meals. It Is impossible to swallow air with the mouth open. By Jane* While AP Foreign News Analyst (For DeYVltt MacKeniie) Chiang Kai-shek ha* said It aguin. —If America doesn't come to hta aid, the Communists will take all China and eventually Asia. Chiany has said this many times, H still is true that because of the profound unrest and poverty in both China and A-sia, ConununyM^ has easy going there. ^^ But the generalissimo is talking about only halt the question. Be tells us what will happen If he doesn't get American aid. He doe* not say what will happen if he gets it, Maybe that would be becar*e he has sunk to his present low estate during a period when he was getting help from America. At V-J Day he was still a national hero, symbol of China's tight agains t the invader. Today Chiang is the,' "retired" leader of a vestigial government whose hold on the Chinese mainland is conditioned largely by how soon the Reds decide to push it off entirely. Was Aid Mis-used? It got into the fix while getting American aid .and the evidence la that one or both o( two things are true: ei'her the aid wasn't enough, or was misused to such an extent that it didn't do what it was supposed to do. Both are probably true. American aid to Chiang to fight the Communists (one figure cited is $4 billion) was never more than a fraction of that voted for Europe. And the story of what happened to American-equipped and trained Chinese armies is one of the most profound studies in futility and corruption the world has witnessed for some .ime. ^i. Would fresh aid be any bet^p used? The answer'lies in another question—is what is left, of the Chinese Nationalist government any more capable of using help efficiently? There Is no concrete evidence of I that, and in fact the little evidenc* available Is that what resistanca there is left in China depends upon regional chieftains like the Mos- I lems in the northwest whom. J Chiang never could depend upon In the past. Why, then, does he ask. again for | American aid? While there's life, there's hope, I and Chiang says he is still tht leader of the Chinese revolution. seeking .some new ope through which to relnniigurate their drive for conquest to western Germany and western Europe as a whole. the opponents did bet into a no trump contract. The question now is. which diamond should South lead? It might help to drop an honor card in the opponent's hand later on by not leading the king. Therefore, I believe South should open the four-spot. His partner will play the ten and East lets him hold the trick. North returns the queen of diamonds. East plays low, and here is where the lesson comes in. Count those tricks. If declarer has the ace of clubs, he will have five club tricks, a diamond, a heart and two spades, making a total of nine tricks, enough for his contract. If South lets the queen of diamonds hold the trick. North will continue with another diamond and now when South gets in with the king of clubs, he will not have diamond to return. He should overtake the queen of diamonds with the king and return a heart, gambling that North holds the ving of hearts. If he does not have the king. South has not lost anything by this play. However. It North does have the king, the contract will be defeated, as North nnd South will make two hearts, two diamonds and a club. Perhaps two hundred million Chinese behind Red lines will think I this is ?. Joke, but Chiang apparently thinks he still could command their respect and allegiance I if America would stake him to more | anti-Communist civil war. Thinks War IJ Inevitable t winter in China, every Chi- I nese with whom I discussed th« matter told me of another profound conviction that Chiang holds. This is his lirm belief that a third woTld I war between Russia and America i» | inevitable. In his request for aid he says on« Is inevitable—if he doesn't American help. Informed Chine, says he thinks world War III is in- | evitable no matter wna.t happens. His whole strategy U based on this j idea, that war Is coming. I might add that most Asiatics seem to I agree with him. Their belie! sterna I from the way they think America j See MacKENZIE on Page > N HOLLYWOOD NEA Staff rorrrsr>eonden| HOLLYWOOD—fNEA>—Shed no , The howls of Bob Hope and Para- ear? ovr Deanna D'.'rbin. who j mount studio over a marquee that vill be without a job for the first would have read "Sorrowful in 13 years when her UI stu- Janes-The Red Menace" killed the lio contract c.xpires on the last day of August. The lady hnv more offers than she can possibly accept. She says: "f have offers to do picture* in England, a Broadway musical, n concert toi;r and half a dozen films in Hollywood. I'm not Koinz to accept any of them right iv. I'm going to en.toy my freedom for a few months before I commil myself to anything." A series of bail pictures cost llr.inna hrr film popularity. All she needs Is a pood one. Jack Carson auditioned for his >u n television ,<how in the fall. "You know television." he said, "they pad your shoulders and shrink your face." idea quick. When Jeanclte MacDonald and Gone Raymond celebrated thcv I-ih wedding anniversary. Nelson Krtriy tnld Gene: "I think I'm the one lo propose the toast. After all. I've married her more often than you have." N'nte from reader Herman diaries: "Rumor has it that Comic- olscn and Johnson are plan- nina a sure-fire movie sequel, ti- tlrrt, "Hell's-a-Popcorn." McKENNEY Now it's the Former Olympic Courtwright. billed "Aqua Tease." champ Clarice Divena. Is introducing an underwater strip tease in a 1000-Rnllon glass-walled portable tank. The act i.s playing theaters and nisht clubs. Reason behind Alan Ladd's recent switch to a new agent was a I move to land better roles in better pictures. The Larld is unhappy . . . Bob Topping and l>nna Turner are selling their Connecticut home Dinah Shore has turned talent scout, she landed a scries of radio spots and a film break for the Mary K trio, a Hawaiian singing group. They open at the Bar of Music July IS. ... Lena Home has an offer to star In a Paris night club. .... Peter Lind Haves' first kid record lias sold over a million and a hnlf copies. Maureen O'Hara hopes to be the I tirst film star in history lo flaunt freckles on the screen, and In technicolor yet. Maureen goes to Ireland to make a film about farm girl for John Ford when she completes "Basdad" at UI and they'll 'est the O'H«ra freckles n'hout make-up. If they look By William K McKcnney America's Card Authority WrMtrn for XEA Service Learn to Count Opponents' Tricks^ Very often I re]ieat that the most important lesson to learn in bridge s to count your tricks. I want to modify that statement and say you must learn to count your opponents' tricks, an well as yiur own Today's lesson hand brings out that point very well. South has the opening lead. He he.ird his partner bid diamonds, and in spite o( that, the opi>onents went to three no trump. His first problem is, should he open a spade? IJcfi- and dickeriuR lor a Bel Air estalcj likc fvrrklcs inncad ot splotches, near Bob Crosbv. she says she'll piny the role "with MARQUEE SllXUr TO' hate fate hanging out." Fot while, [he Los Angeles. ... Paramount Ihf.ilcr madf an at- Sight of llic verV: BHIe Davis Innpt In double bill "Sorrowful ^hooliuf nool in a hathroht for Jon»«" with "Th« Red Mennct." I • tttnt In "B«)ond th« Years Ago In Larg» crowds, both young and old. have been frequenting the swimming pool at the Chicago Mill I park. Over 200 used the pool July I 4. and almost every night private partie.s swim until midnight. The pool is being kept cleaner than ever before. The water is changed every two days. "Ace Puckett. ol the Blythcvllle school faculty .is manager of "-he pool. Mr. and Mrs. J. Neal Gesell will have as their for the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Prank Y. Love ot Jonesboro. Musical Instrument Answer to Previous Puzzfe * 108532 • K94 + K3 Lesson Hand— E-W vol. South Wtst North Eist p nss 1 A 1 * 1 N- T Pass 3 N. T. Pass Pass Opening — 4 1 nitely not. He does not have any top cards in that suit. In the second place, it looks as if his parlner put in the diamond bid only to direct a le»d, in cu« HORIZONTAL 1,7 D«picte<l it ringed instrument 12 Nimble 13 Western festivals 14 Harden 15 Flower 17 Social insect 18 Woody plant 20 Spinning toy 21 Poems 22 International language 23 Musical note 24 Promontory 26 Greek god of. •war 29 ivlystic syllable 30 Observe 31 Burmese weight 33 French article 34 Crafts 36 Grate -38 Egyptian sun god 33 Sj mbol tor cu joo iixnuy ~ ars point " I.i a '.I T 3 Musteline mammals 4 Chinese weight 5 Eggs 6 Bird's home 7 Heart 8 Editor (ab.) 9 Conductors 10 Solitary 11 Hops' kilns 13 Corded fabric 16 Toward 19 Dawn goddess 21 British money of account 24 New star 25 Prince 17 Lampreys £A Aiaii to A JIM A A C ~" yw fe! (4M A.L. L2.LA 28 Ooze 32 It has four 35 Tree fluid 36 Scottish sheepfold 37 Zealous 40 Snare 41 Magic ^ ll 42 Art (Latin) 43 Negative reply 44 Devotees 46 Grafted (her.) 47 Require 49 Bitter vetch 50 Before 53 And (Fr.) 55 Each (ab.) i i V a •

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