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VAGEHX. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER MIWS GO. H. W HAINE8, PublUWr JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HITMAN, AdTertttlm Manager goto National Advertising RepresentetlTe*: WailM* Witmer Co, N«w York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Aft«moon Except Sunday Entered u «e«ond cla« matter at the port- efflc* at Blytheville, Arkanj**, under act at Con- gnu, October »; 1817. ^^^ Member ot The Associated Pres* • SUBSCRIPTION BATES: Bj carrier In the city ot Blythevllle or any •uburtan town where carrier tervlce la maintained 20o per week, or 85c per month By mall, within a radiut ot 60 mUea, M.00 per year, $2.00 for six months. »1.00 tor three month*; by malJ outside 80 mile tone. 110.00 per year payable to advance. of criticism which th« thoughtless are fond of spreading over all politics and politicians. But the fact that there are hypocrites and dishonest men in the profession does not rrnan that politics cannot be the highest form of public service that a citi/en can render. If no one wanted to BO into politics we ahould have anarchy. If only .1 few wanted to we should have dictatorship. We believe Mrs. Roosevelt would agree to that. Let's Not Kid Ourselves Meditations Lift up your h»nrb !n the (ancillary, bin* the Lord.—FuOrak 134:2. and Prayer Is the chief thing Umt man may pre- *ent unto God.—Hermc». Getting the Boys in Shape John L. Lewis lias sent his miners buck to work after n two-week "mourning" strike. But he hints that there mny be a bigger and I'lngcr work stoppage later in the season. Coal strikes have become a regular yearly feature of American Life, like baseball. So it isn't surprising that John L. seems to have borrowed from baseball the idea of spring training for the pay-off walkouts later on. Barbs Two Michigan men complained to police when * wom»n robbed them. Probably because she did It by lorce. « • • The Burning of a tool shed on a western college campo* wa» blamed on iludtnla. Ah, flaming jouth! * * * Thii il the season when some husbands will •end Easter bonnet* back—and the good wife will get madder than a hatter. , » • A dentist aiked for a divorce because his wife Insisted on keeping her manicurist Job. II might be eao»e for lijhtlng tooth »nd nail. « • • Love is one of those things that can make you feel you're not being silly. A Fitting Fate for Use Russian authc.ritis in Germany, through their German spokesmen, have proposed that Use Koch, the lampshade fancier and grand old lady Buchenwald, be turned over to 'hem when she is released from her brief American imprisonment. We second the motion. VIEWS OF OTHERS Arkansas Far Ahead of 1939 . fuse AWFUL NKK IF Mxi'U. LCT H Why Russia Remains Outside Pact Is Not Easy to Discern Th. DOCTOR SAYS BT Ed»ln P. Jordan, M. I). Written for NEA Service Several years ago the late Dr. k Billings of Chicago and his sociates found that many patients th various chronic Infections were ^proved after the removal ol an bscesred tooth or infected tonsils, after treatment of other chronic feclions. Although not entirely new. this arted a regular "manhunt" for ifected teeth, tonsils, gallbladder, nus, and the like. In the hope that early every disease would clear up only one could find the ti-ue source of the infection In some istar.t location. The enthusiasm for this search •cut much faster and farther than he (rets Justified. Teeth and ton- its were removed wholesale. The e;.ults ot all this cutting and re- neval soon caused many physicans to fetl disappointed In focal Infec- lon ((the name given to this theory). Views Modified Al present a more reasonable approach to focal infection is coming be accented. It is almost certainly possible for poisons and perhaps even germs to be absorbed into The Red Cross Merits Whole-Hearted Support It is difficult to understand the wide variation sin the support given to tiie American Red Cross in various portions of-the state, and in various sections of North Mississippi County where the Chickasawba Chapter is seeking ?13,743 to meet its 1949 quota. The drive is lapging. It barely had '"passed the half-way mark in the, time •:• allocated for completing the drive. In I sharp contrast to this discouraging sit" uation, some communities in the county quickly raised, and some even over-subscribed their quotits. Listed among the communities which have gone over the top in the campaign in-so-far as community quotas are concerned are: Manila, Yarbro, Gosnell, Blackwater, Whistleville, and two of the four -wards in Blyt.beville. The Red Cross uses its facilities in relieving human suffering without regard to areas sending its staff workers and using its funds wherever and whenever they are needed. Certainly this spotted support stems from other causes. Those who have not contributed should consider the possibility thai a volunteer worker called and found no one at home. They should remember that the volunteers for any public service usually are the busiest citizens in the community and should lend their fullest co-operation in seeing the Red Cross cumvjRign through to a successful conclusion. They also should bear in mind that most of the money contributed in the drive will go to assist their neighbors, or their neighbors' neighbors. Of the total sought this year for the Chickasawba Chapter, $$9,830 will be used within this area the chapter serves, and only 53,913 will be sent outside for meeting disaster relief in other parts of the state or nation. In four months this year Arkansas, because of storms within the state, lias received more in the form of disaster relief from the Red Cross than was allocated to be raised within the state for the whole year. Arkansas people have been hilling off lively progress In recent years. You sec evidence of It everywhere; and you nave heard It verbally pictured again and agnln in civic club and political speeches. Naturally, In those flourishing endeavors, no opportunity for * rosy stroke oi the oratorical brush Is overlooked. So a.aybe you have wondered just how much real gold ot achievement there Is in all that elocutionary glitter. A reassuring answer is supplied by the Federal Reserve Bank o( St. Louis. It is set forth in »n able factual study ol the Eighth Federal Reserve District, by Werner Hochwnld ,one of the bank's economists. In general, he confirms the view of handsome gains scored by Arkansas farming, Industry and business. He cites statistics lo prove that the state clipped oft a faster rate or progress Irom 1938 to 1947 than Its neighbor olstricb stales of Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky. But the heady ettccts of that achievement arc tampered somewhat by the showing lhat Arkansas tagged behind the other states of the district- Indiana, Tennessee and Mississippi. However, Arkansas' rise of income, 184 per cent, was higher than the figure for the district as a whole—17.1 per cent. And another cheering statistic Is that our swell of income exceeded the national bulge of not <|iiite 160 per cent. But at that, the average per capita Income for Arkansas in 1947 was only $710. In comparison with the national figure of $1,323. and $1,197 lor our northern neighbor, Missouri—often spoken ol as a well-balanced stat;, which suffers less than *ome richer ones in depressions. So we've still got lar to go. We haven' yet buttressed up our larming, lumbering and mineral production with enough Industry. Thin Dr. Hochwald points out. In part, lie finds, our big income gain reflects the war-bom prosperity of farming, and everyone knows that this isn't likely lo hold all ils bloom. Moreover, our high percentage gain Is a little deceiving. Arkansas was far behind the procession, and every addition to Income looms up correspondingly striking—just as 50 cents added to a dollar Is 50 per cent more while 50 cents added to a dollar is 50 per cent more, while,, 55 cents added to two dollars is only 25 per cent more. But Arkansas has done a swell job. Dr. Hocli- wald makes that plain. More of the same robust effort which already bar accomplished so much will pull Arkansas up among the really prosperous states. We have something now to build on. Every stroke o( progress makes another stroke more fruitful. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. Franco's Spain Launches Drive to Build Better Relations With the United States; Also the UN By Peter Edson NEA Washington Correspondent'' WA6HINTON (NEA)—The Spall- tell Embassy in Washington Is now conducting an all-out social and propaganda drive to build up good will for the government of Caudillo (Dlctftor) Generalissimo Franciso P i u 11 n o Hermenegildo Teodulo Franco A New York public relations firm has been hired and special counsel has been retained in Washington for the Embassy office of cultural relations. The assignment of both is to influence the tght people towards greater frlend- 1'ip for Franco Spain. For Spain wants back in. It wants n the North Atlantic Pact. It wants the coming United Nations General Assembly se.vsion to withdraw ,he resolution of December 1910. censuring the present "undemocratic" Spanish government. It wants resumption of full diplomatic relations with those countries that withdrew their ambassadors from Madrid as a, protest against Franco's government. Finally Spain wants a loan—considerably more than the $25,000,000 obtained from Chase Ni.tional Bank In exchange for gold deposits. Spain may even want In on the Marshall Plan, though the Madrid government has not admitted this as yet. The Spaniards are not asking (or full membership in the United Nations at this time, because they know they can't- get It. Russia will veto. Shaping Up Since last June This new Spanish policy has been gradually taking shape since the arrival in Washington lust June of Ambassador-at-targe Jose Felix de Lequerlca. The ambassador I* not accredited to the Spanish Embassy here in Washington since U. S. Ambassador Norman Armour returned to th. 1 U. S.. Just before passage of the UN anti-Franco resolution. In the Interim the Spanish Embassy has been under Minister and Charge d'Affaire.s Senor Don German Dar- albar Ambassador Lcquerica came to Washington officially as inspector of embassies for the Spanish Foreign Office. His inspection lias now been going on for nine months, and there are no signs of his imminent departure. Instead he has been making mucho hay for Franco. He Is a charming go-getter with ar amazing record. He was Spanish Ambassador at Vichy. France, early In the war. and lie was not exactly regarded as a friend by the Allied diplomatic corps there. He was recalled to Madrid as Allied victory loomed and did not again become prominent In the Spanish government unlil 1947, when he was made Ambassador-at-Large and Inspector of Embassies. He made a tour oi European capitals after that, coming to the U. S. last summer. Entertainment at the Spanish Embassy—which had been something of a diplomatic ciog house socially- Immediately began to pick up. The Embassy staff was enlarged The Spaniards wooed the Rc- p.ibllcar congressmen, hard. But when Dewey washed out on them there was a quick shift and Democrats began to be the honored guests. The New York public relations firm of Andrew Gahagan was re- tained to build up good will for the Franco government and get it a better pre.^s. Cultural Relations Counsellor Retained In Washington, attorney Charles Patrick Clark was retained as special representative to the Embassy's cultu-al relations counsellor, Senor Don Pablo Marry del Val, kin of the cardinal. Clark has registered with the eDpartment of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration act, so everything is on the up and up. He has a two-year, $50,000- a-year contract, beginning last Feb. Charles Patrick Clark—and don't forget the Patrick—is a Georgetown University Law School honor man'who served as counsel on a number of congressional committees, lie was first counsel for the Senate War Investigating Committe, bpfore Hugh Fulton was brought in as chief counsel. Clark was in the Army, 1942 till the end of the war, when he returned to Washington and hung out his shingle. the system from an abscessed tooth or diseased tonsils. In some cases this absorption probably causes symptoms elsewhere in the body. If the infected tissue is removed or treated early enough the symptoms eLsewheie may clear up entirely. The problem is to decide what kinds of symptoms stand a goo:l chance of being relieved by such action and whether it te justified in a particular case. The theory of local infection has stimulated medical research. In spite of all its failures, it has led too manv recoveries. Pcrlmps sometime In the future, it it may be possible to tell more definitely whether or not Infection In one part of the body is related to disease or symptoms elsewhere and which ones can be relieved by proper removal or treatment of the infected tooth or tonsils. * * * * Mole: Dr. Jordan is tillable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the mc,st frequently asked question in his column. By DeWill Mickemie OFj Foreign Affairs Analyst • "If Russia doesn't like being out of the Atlantic Pact, why doesn't she try to get In?" ^ A student of foreign affairs \vant\~ me to give him the answer to that —a good question to ask but not an easy one to answer. I suppose ne may have had in mind the statement in the Soviet memorandum last week that "of the great powers only the Soviet Union Is excluded from among the parties to this treaty, which can be explainer! only by the fact that this treaty Is directed against the Soviet Union." Well. I think we must start from the premise that Ihe pact is created specifically for defense against any communist aggression In Europe. In that sense the alliance may be said to he "directed against the Soviet Union." since the Bolshevist world revolution for the spread of communism Is controlled from Moscow. This being the case I think we are safe In assuming that neither would TUissIa be welcomed In the pact nor would she herself wish to join under conditions as they exist at this writing. Britain's Winston Churchill marlc a statement apropos of this question in his Boston speech last week. He asked why ihe Russians have "deliberately acted so as to untie the free world against thetn," and then answered his own query thus: It is because they fear th'JJk friendship of the West more thnri* its hostility. They cannot afford to allow free and friendly intercourse to grow up between the vast area they control and the civilization of the West. Tiie Russian people must not see what goes on outside and the world must not see what goes on inside the Soviet Domain." However, while that's the way things now stand. It is within the range of possibility that there might lie a sharp change In the position. Some Western statesmen like British Foreign Secretary Bcvin are said lo incline to the view that once tht Atlantic Pact becomes effective. Moscow may decide Russia's expansion In Europe has ended and the Kremlin may seek; a truce. I take It that this Idea Is purely speculative, but it doesn't seem to be far-fetched. If Moscow should find herself up against a stone wall It wouldn't be horse-sense to keep butting her head against it. Of course n truce Isn't a peace treaty. It would Just, be » pause in an Ideological revolution which will continue until It either wins out or blows up. Still, on the basis that Claik lias been busy as a bird dog in the Interests of his client, ever since he was retained. He has talked to many congressmen and entertained at many Wednesday evening soirees at. which the merits of the Spanish cause have been explained He is permitted to invite up to 20 guests to the Spanish Embassy fo' dinners. So far he says he has met only one congressman hostile to Improving diplomatic relations be- tweer the United States and Franco's government. Next summer he plans junkets to Spain Cor congressmen and labor leaders. QUESTION: If a person is bitten by a clog and dies from hydrophobia, docs that person bark like a dog before dying? I say it is Impossible, but a friend contends she heard' a person bark like a dog bcfon; dying. ANSWER: You are right. Cow With Wooden Leg Represents One ot Best In Iowa Farmer's Herd UNION, la., April 5. (AP)—A cow with a wooden leg is one of the highest producers in the blooded Brown Swiss herd of Howard Martin near here. The wooden leg was the outgrowth of a fall in which the cow, "Crip" suffered a broken leg almost two years ago. Because "Crip" represented one of the best blood lines In the herd, Martin wanted to save her unborn calf. When veterinarians had to am- uitate her right rear leg at the :iock, Martin fashioned an artificial leg for "Crip." She gave birth to a bull-calf two months Inter and became a high producer. She goes to pasture with the other cows and grazes in cornfields in the Fall. . part of a loaf is better than nothing.^ any sort of easement would be all™ to the good. And time moves fast. Mr. Bcvtn says that "the settlement of future peace, a permanent peace, has to be determined In this next year." He characterizes the conclusion of the Atlantic Pact as "one of the most momentous and important occasions In world history." The signing of the pact may bring ..Counter-action by Moscow. Well-informed diplomats In the Russian capital say the Soviet Union is likely to consider the signing invalidates her twenty-year . mutual aid treaties with Britain I and France. However, the situation may be crystalizing in such a manner that adroit handling by the statesmen might at least result in some easement in the cold v;ar. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erjklne Jonnson NEA Staff Correspondent It's Still a Noble Colling Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt is quoted as saying that she can't imagine why her son, Franklin, Jr., <>r anyone else wants to get into politics. This may seem a strange remark from a person whose name ia associated with political dis- ' tinction and who takes an active interest in politics her splf. It ia not hard to imagine, however, that when she made it she had in mind the pressure and bi'ter criticism and exhausting: responsibility that a political career sometimes brings. Yet we feel that Mrs. Roosevelt, on reflection, might b« -willing to modify her statement. As it stands now she sounds as if she . were *ub8cribing to th; familiar blanket SO THEY SAY There must be peace in the orient, freedom ol action, pride of nationalities. So long as there Is oppression we cannot concentrate on the advancement of this very rich region.—President Elpicilo Qulnno of the Philippine Republic. • • * » After all, Joe will no 35 in May, and that's too old. Nothing but evil can happen to you at that age in the boxing game.—Jack Suarkcy, commenting on Joe Louis' retirement. I am suvc I am not. giving nwny any secrets when 1 say lhat if all the western European countries today pooled their armed resources it still wouldn't mean much in the face ol an armed attack.—Foreign Minister Robert Schuman of France. There are times when every aging editor Inclines to think most of nls readers are a cold and rlrab breed of humans. Set, when the lime comes, we generally find that readers respond lo real calls to duty, nobility, alarm and defense.—Nat R. Howard, editor, Cleveland (O.I News. * • • During the three and one-naif years since fighting has stopped, our foreign policy has too largely been made by the military.—John Foster Dulles, chief U. 8. delegaU lo th« UN. HOLLYWOOD—(NEA)—I POP- movies, ped questions at gorgeous newcomer Lorraine Miller about her refusal to pose in he birthday suit in Italy and got a lot of snappy answers poped right back. Lorraine is a Clavidettc Colbert type of movie dish with curves id it's being whispered around ollywood that she'll be a star :ien the public casts its peepers her in Robert Goelct's indc- cndent production. "Rapture." She's a brainy glamor girl, too— rainy enough to talk herself out f a tight spot like nudity-for-arl's ake in Italy. The script of "Rapture" called or Glenn Langan to fall in love ilh a marble statue of Lorraine In he all-together. The producer engaged Piacoff one of the world's most famous culptors. to chi-scl her chassis and Piacoff got bollinc mad at her because she wouldn't take off all her clothes. You know what realists ROJ- scllini and other Italian are," Lorraine winked at me. "I'll match the body beautiful with anvbody. even Deity Grable. but I let Piacoff know that American actresses used doubles for that kind of thing. Acts, Too Lorraine had a rugged time convincing Hollywood biggies that she's ^^ _ iju _ in the Jane Wyman league when It nn() is co]ls id e r< comes to acting. The, boys took one evcnt of bridge. bill brought the game over from Europe and initiated the type of scoring that is used today. Two events were competed for in the national tournament held in Cleveland In 1329. the open pair event for the cavendish Club tro- phv and the knockout team-of- four event for the Vamicrbilt Cup. Since then the Vanderbllt Cup contest has been held in New York •ed the blue ribbon look at her torso and put her In the Pine Bluit Man Homed To Cosmetology Board LITTLE ROCK. April 5. (/Pi—Paul M. Clanton, Pine Bluff businessman was appointed secretary of the State Board of Cosmetology yesterday. Clanton, who took the oath o office thi= morning, succeeds Mrs. Hazel Falres, who resigned last fall. He formerly operated beauty shops n Pine Bluff. ?5 Years Ago In Blytheville Casting the lightest vote In years Blytheville electors yesterday chose Ross Beavers as city clerk, Harold Slcrnberg as second ward alderman, E. R. Jackson as third ward alderman and Sam Manatt as city attorney. One race remains very much in doubt On the lace of unofficial rcturrs from .the first ward, Marion Williams was elected alderman over L. G. "Pete" Thompson by three votes. The outcome will no^ be determined until the county election commission canvasses the vote Friday and checks 15 absentee ballots. "Well, he told the Italian art critics and one newspaperman came right out in print and called me a prude." No Frurlr I have it straight from Lorraine that she's not a prude. "Would Bergman pose In the nude?" she asked. "Would Wyman? Would Stanwyck?" Lorraine finally used her may matter—It won her a scholarship to the University of Michigan— and got Piacoff's artistic blood pressure back lo normal. "He had a Jerry Colonna mustache." she laughed. "I promised showgirl line. For a whole year she made with Ihe teeth and legs without speaking n line of dialog. "At M-G-M they dressed me In a handful of -ostrich plumes and put me on a big. white horse." | Loraine tells it. "And I could act circles around their biggest stars." She finally got to be sensitive about her figure. The frustrated Bernhardl then grabbed the second lead In Helm Hayes' stage play, "Happy Birthday" and wowed the Broadway critics. She also bowled over a covey of talent .scouts, and landed a Warner Brothers contract as a full-llcdRccI actress. Warners loaned her to Goclct for "Rapture." I have Lorraine's word for It lhat Italy Is more fun than Hollywood. For S90 a month, you car rent an old castle and an army of servants. Instead of going to Palm Springs on weekends, you run up lo Venice and float around In a gondola. She saw a lot of Orson Welles and Lra Padavonl. the Italian actress to whom Orson Is rumored married. This year the secretary of the VandcrbiH Cup committee, Charles S Lochridge, of New York City, was a member of the winning team. He gave me today's hand, in which there are some interesting points in the bidding. Lochridge sal South and his part- ler was Morrie Elis. The first bid McKENNEY ON BRIDGE nv William E SK-Renncj America's Card Authority Written for SEA Service Declarer's Redouble Cinches This Bid • Q62 + A10984 Tournament—Both vul. South We»l Norlh F.isl I * Pass I *- P«s 1 N. T. Pass 2 * Pa" 2 N T Pass 3 N T - Doubl Redouble Pass Pass Pass Read Courier News Want Adj. Screen Star HORIZONTAL 1,4 Deplete* actor 10 On lop of 12 Oleic acid ult 13 Devotee 14 Part of a chair back _ 16 Unit of energy i\ rjreck letter 18 Rights (ab.) 13 Angered 15 Pair (ab.) 17 Obtains 24 Gem 25 Time gone by 26Mirnicker 3 Negative reply 4 Cavity 5 Enthusiastic ardor 6 Festival 7 Musical note 8 Brain passage 9 Sea nymphs him IhRt I'd pose If he would shave his mustache. That ended the whole "tempest In n teapot. He was nuts about that silly-looking mustnche.' Lorraine had lo fiRht off the wolves in Italy. Most of them were lh« Hollywood vdrictly, making y«ar» before that. Harold S. Vander- match. Contract bridge has come way since it first entered mem competition In 1929. It wnsj played in New York for several made by Elis, In response to South, opening bid of one club, was one diamond. When the contract reached three no trump. East s double asked his partner to open the first suit bid by dummy, diamond. Lochridge did not want his part ner to run out ol this hence his redouble. »; "Partner, if you do not diamond suit stopped, 1 which was a his part- contract, <*". have do " He i cuamumi aim. «"",-, - , n ,i* * ton S I made tive-odd doubled, which made tomna- j tnjs olle of t |,e hands that brought from behind lo win the his Irani 19 Goddess ol peace 20 Scottish sheepfold 21 Eye (Scot.) 22 That thing 23 Let laU 26 Augments 28 Father 29 Dance step 30 He also appeared on the stage 31 Half an «m 32 Lame 33 Lease 36 Opera (ab.) 37 Area measure 38 Mineral spring 40 Cubic meter 45 7th Greek letter •16 Ever (contr.) 47 Helper 48 Point « weapon 49 Cuddle 51 Nested boxes 53 Cotton fabric 54 Hostelry VERTICAL 1 Hugtr J Pewlor coins oi Thailand j 27 Native of Denmark 30 Occurs 32 Stockings 34 Country 35 British street car 39 Extent 40 Satiate 41 Baked clay 42 Paradise 43 Of the thing 44 Assam silkworm 45 Merit 50 Slrcet (ab.) 52 Symbol for nickel I,' Hftt.4- V