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BIA'THEVTLLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, 'APRIL 8, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS GO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VKRHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrertlitag Uuufer BoM NitiocuJ Advertising RepreaenUtlTM: WtllM* Witmer Oo. New York, Chicago, Dttrott, Atlanta, Utmphlt. Published £707 Afternoon Except Sunday Kntered u aecond claw matter at the poet- offlo* »t Blytheville, Arkansa», under act ol Con- (nM. October ». Itn. Member ot Tbe Associated Prett SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 87 carrier In th* city ot Blylhovllle or anj tuburbaa town when carrier eervlc* li maintained. 20c per week, or 85c pel month. By mall, within a radius ot 60 mile*, $4.00 per year, $2.00 (or six months, $1.00 (or three months; by mall outside 50 mile eone. 110.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations Neverlhelejs lei every one of you In particular to love his wife even as hlmscl!; and Ihe wife ace that she reference her husband—Epheilant 6:33. * • • My fond affection thou nast seen, Then judge of my regiel To think more happy thou hadst been II we had never met,! And has that thouqht been shared by thee? Ah, no! that smiling cheek Proves more unchanging love for me Than labor's words could speak. • —Thomas Hayucs Bayly. propriation for veterans. He tried to prove his point witli a bill that was wholly indiscriminate and fantastically expensive. In the end lie missed being right by a single vote. He particularly embarrassed the Republican members, whose parly is pledged to greater economy in government. Nearly two-thirds of them supported this multi-billion-dollar project right to the end. We don't know whether Mr. Rankin suffered any embarrassment himself. But he must have had to develop the hide of an elephant to endure the thousands of bitter denunciations that have been heaped on him throughout his political life. Probably at this lale dale a few more stabs don't hurt. Barbs Any doctor will tell you that there Is no permanent substitute for Health. • * • If the square of 1Z Is 144 and the capital of Alaika 1» (whatever II Is), what difference docs H make after you're out of school? • • • Beauty Item: Use the hairbrush often to train the hair. And it sometimes works on Ihe heir, also. « • » Important If Irue: ''Out to bunch," "Slrlctlj Fresh ECJTS," "This Ii My Busy Day." • • « Put off until tomorrow the little devilish things you shouldn't do today, makes a nice proverb for kids. Censoring the Classics A citizen has threatened to sue the New York City Board of Kducnlion unless it removes Shakespeare's "The Mot- chant of Venice" and Dickens' "Oliver Twist" from the public schools. He contends that characters in each arouse "bitter hatred and malice" toward Jews in the pupils' minds and hearts. It seems to us that this charge might be handled as must judges now handle similar charges aB<(>'nst "obscene" books. The test is whether the authors have written with deliberate intent to arouse hatred and malice in the one case, or criminal lust in the other. We doubt that a charge of deliberate anli-Semilisin can be made against either Shakespeare or Dickens. An attempt to censor the classics on racial or religious grounds is still censorship. And it is just as potentially dangerous as any oilier kind. VIEWS OF OTHERS A Wheel for the Shoulders Rankin's Pension Bill Embarrasses Congress Rep. John Rankin'g new veterans' pension bill is aji incongruous anti'.:. climax to the bizarre performance that '•:. preceded it. One clay the House had turned down, by one vote, his immense, impractical proposal which would have cost the present and future generation an estimated $125,000,000,000 by the year 2000. Mr. Rankin said the defeat •nded pension discussions for the present session. The very next day he came up with a moderate, reasonable bill. This bill would give needy World , War I veterans who had received honorable discharges $72 a month at the age of 65. It seems to have an excellent chance of passage. So why didn't its sponsor introduce it in the first place? One can only ;juess at the answer. Some have said the earlier bill was a $100,000,000,000 gesture of revenge against his colleagues for leaving him off the Un-American Activities Committee this session. Others have speculated that his aim was to start the gravy train down a track that would lead the country back to isolationism. It should be noted, as regards the second suggestion, that Vito JNlarcan- tonio, the lone American Labor Parly congressman, was with Mr Rankin all the way. Mr. Marcantonio lias never been caught deviating from the Communist Party line. So he would understandably be interested in seeing the Marshall Plain fail. The country could not have afforded bot lithe first pension plan and European aid. Hence his logical support of the earlier bill. Mr. Rankin has made it abundantly clear, in uncounted speeches over the years, that he has scant sympathy or regard for anyone who is not a white, Protestant, native-born American. In his bind, the world beyond our borders seems to be peopled by riff-raff. He seems incapable uf understanding that a commuuized Europe would threaten American freedom So, for a different reason, he might i>e just a? interested as Mr. Marcantaiio in the Marshall Plan's failure. The / veteran Mississippian did not • sabotage the ERP. But if he hoped to < revenge himself <MI his colleagues by ' embarrassing them, he must have succeeded. The House majority, by rejecting his bill in "anonymous" teller votes and • then supporting it later when the vote • -WM recorded, was open to the charge • that it lacked both courage and convictions. Mr. Rankin had predicted that the Hous« would not dare turn down an ap- What the Hoover Commission has begun, Congress and the President must finish. The 18th and last report of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government now joes to Congress. These reports, taken together, represent a monumental work. To he sure, the several "task force" Mllicommittees have not always agreed among themselves. Nor has the commission Itself. It Is true that some rciwrts appear to spill over from Ihe assigned field of administration Into the adjoining pastures of policy (where Congress is the husbandman). Nevertheless, the coincidence of congressional and presidential backing, of nonpolitlcal cxpcrt- sess and experience, nml of the extraordinary kind of leadership which only an ex-President and ft gifted administrator lik» Mr. Hoover could bring offer a combination not likely to be duplicated in a generation. One docs not have to endorse every detail of its recommendations to conclude that, in general, the findings of the Hoover Commission should be carried out. Yet Congress appcius disinterested and cool. It is in the nature of political realities that organized protests from constituents back home or from officialdom in Washington who have an interest in keeping some particular activity aa Is, free from reorganization, may make more im- prc.ssion on the average congressman than do l!ie merits of so tremendous a plan. The Hoover report will need strong backing from a public opinion broad enough to cancel out Ihe conflicts of interest within il. And such a public opinion must have leadership and organization at its core. That, it appears, Is in the making. A citizens' committee is being formed around a nucleus of commission and task force members. When this group is munched and announced, Americans who want co help modernize their archaic government will have at least one wheel to put their shoulders to. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONT1OR 'She Said No, and Went That Way!" \ UN Framework Gains Strength Through Signing of New Pact Th. DOCTOR SAYS BY EDWIN T. JORDAN, SI. D. Written /or NEA Service The menopause, or change of life, usually begins around the age of 45 and takes several years before the adjustment Is complete. Most women pass through it without either physical or mental disturbances of any serious nature. The menopause is more lhan the discontinuance of one, physiological function. Actually It represents the development of a new balance between 'lie various internal glands which Is caused by gradual stopping of Ihe functions of the reproductive organs. The most obvious reflection of these changes Is the cessation of the menses and the impossibility of further reproducton. Neither of these need produce any concern in the great majority of .vomcn; nature has provided these changes for reasons which seem desirable both for the individual woman and for the human race as a whole. Typical Symptoms When symptoms do develop, the most, common arc hot flashes, abnormal menses, a tendency to melancholy, putting on weight, headaches and sleeplessness. Glandular products are now available which can be given by Injection or by mouth which will help most of those whose symptom^ are severe enough. They act b'y supplying some of the internal secretion which the patient's own glands fail to supply. By DeWIH Maikcnrie <«"i Foreign Affairs Analyst Monday the lorcign ministers of 12 western nations met in Washington and signed the Atlantic pact^ —the most powerful defensive al'^ liance of history. Yesterday the United Nations reassembled In New York with mixed emotions, for the Atlantic is the direct outgrowth of UN inability to fulfill the mission for which it was created, namely, to Insure aRainst apRrcs.ssion. The alliance, acting within the frame-work nf the peace organi/ation. proposes taking over defense of Its signatories. This is no reproach on the United Nations. It is (he result of conditions over which the UN has no control, that, is, the division of a great portion on the globe into hostile ideological groups which are unalterably opposed to each other. So bitter is the conflict between them that there is ever present danger it may develop into another major war. Because the Security Council of the United Nations has been hamstrung by the division, Ihe Western powers have tclt impollcd to take over the job themselves. So the pact lias been signed and will become effective when the legislatures of the various member nations have voted their approval of the action which their governments have taken. * Builds Slrenglh for V. N. However, while the Western powers have thus felt compelled to supplement the United Nations, there is no reason for the peace organization to feel its standing has been weakened by the move. On the This is a period when many wo- i contrary, the alliance Is calculated men have leisure time—often lor I to strengthen the hand of the UX. the first time in many years. The ] For in iis own big zone of influence, Long Debates and Plenty of Fireworks Seen As General Assembly Sessions Resumed by UN BY PETER EDSON NEA Wa.slilnelon Correspondent WASHINGTON (NKA) - U. H. cause she started the war on the delegates lo the United Nations sec side of the Axis. They were "llbe- four issues as likely to provide long j rated" by the Allis. Italy debate and some fireworks in the General Assembly. The session • opened at Flushing Meadows, N. Y,, yesterday. The big issues will be the Cardinal Mlndszenty case, case, Franco Spain, frcedino of Information, and disposal of the former Italian colonies. Like the U. S. Senate, the UN General Assembly vvlll have the filibuster to contend wiyi. With the exception of the Mindszenty case and the admission of Israel to the Uiritcd Nations, every one of the 21 items on the agenda for this session Is a holdover from the Paris meeting of last September-December, wants them back under a trusteeship agreement. She now UN will have strong support to get them from the western ixnvcrs at least. For without overseas territory, overcrowded Italy cannot be made self-sufficient. What may come out of the Cardinal MindsKcnty case is anybody's guess. Liberation of the cardinal may be demanded. He is now serving life imprisonment on charges of black market dealings and espionage. Hungary, whose Communist government, convicted hint, is not now a member of the United Nations, though her application Is pcin menopause ushers itr a period of life uhich has special opportunities for enjoyment. During the •usual two or three- year period of adjustment a woman should be active both mentally the Atlantic alliance now can act on behalf of peace loving nations against aggression. So it would seem to be significant that we find U. S. Secretary of State Acheson and Britain's and physically. It is not too late | Foreign Minister Bevin journeying lo renew old Interests which have from Washington to New York for Somaliland. Eritrea and Tripoli- ] lercnce of 54 nations was held at tania. Italy lost title to them be- I Geneva year. IX prepared drafts on three agreements. One, submitted by the U. S., provided for free entry of foreign correspondents nto member states and the unrestricted transmission of news Into and out of foreign countries with minimum censorship. Other proposals were subml'ted by the British and French. The Russians object to all three on the grounds that they do not require the press to struggle against fascism and to eliminate warmongering. Inasmuch as the UN Subcommis- sion on Freedom of Information was given a three-year lease on life, its proposed agreements will probably be around, unsettled, until 1951 or maybe later. Or If adopted by majority vote, the Russian perhaps fallen by the wayside while children were small or to develop new Interests which a woman can follow Ihe rest of her life. 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. THE DOCTOR ANSWERS BY EDWIN P. JORDAN, SI. D. QUESTION: Is a faint color of yellowish brown or light pink in the sputum a symptom of tuberculosis? ANSWER: If this occurs at all ding. Any action by the General The General Assembly didn't get j Assembly, censuring Hungary - - - - - • through its 73-itcm agenda at Paris. The reason was that Russia and her satellite delegations resorted to a lot of time-killing that slowed up debate. As a result there Is now a fairly general impression that the United Nations has degenerated into a kind of international gab fcst which never does anything. Tile United Nations has a real would reduce her chances of admission. The question of Franco Spain is two-edged. Poland and other Communist. countries want strong United Nations action taken to remove the present Spanish government. Latin-America republics the 1946 UN resolution against Spain toned down, so that full diplomatic public relations problem In over- relations may be restored. The coming this bad reputation. Denmark, Norway and Sweden have the opening of the UN session. I think we are entitled to take this sis emphasizing the determination of the members of the new alliance to work with the peace organizations. The two-fisted Bevin made this trip despite the fact that when he landed in New York from England the other day a hostile crowd near the pier tossed eggs and tomatoes at him. The group didn't approve of some of his policies. Kevin Entitled lo Credit However, the stocky laborite has(| been a fighter all his life and there is no record of his ever having run away. One might add tlint Mr. frequently, the sputum should be ] Bevin's job as foreign minister has- examined for blood and for the ; n't been a bed of roses, because he germs of tuberculosis. Also, it j j s a very positive individual who has would be wise to have an X-ray of Ihe reputation of being something the chest and perhaps other tests. bloc probably abstain, as it did when the Convention on Human Rights was approved last year. Other long - standing questions before lire General Assembly arc: Chile's complaint against Russia lor refusing to allow the Russian wives of Chilean nationals to leave the Soviet- India's two-year protest against the treatment of Indian nationals by the Union of South Africa. " Poland's protest against what it Spanish government itself wants j considers the western powers' readmission to some of the UN sub- | fvisal to hand over displaced pcr- propo'scd to do something about it I slcliaries like World Health Organ!-I sons who do not wish to return to by changing the Geneva! Assembly j zation and International Aviation. | the countries of their birth, behind rules to permit, some limitation of I It is probable that ullimntely the 1916 resolution will be toned down. debate. It is doubtful if these changes can be made to apply to the coming season. So a taikathon Is in prospect on the more controversial Issues. Colonies Represent Problem The Assembly will have to -start from scratch on disposal of Italy's prewar African colonies, They are though not entirely repealed. Debate over the Spanish question is sure to be .sharp, regardless of outcome. Freedom of Information The question of freedom of information has been before the United Nations since 1046. A con- the Iron Curtain. UN Secretary General Trygve Lie's proposal to create a United Nations Guard, which graw out of Ihe assassination ot Count f'olke Bcrnadottc. in Palestine. The U. S. proposal to create a panel of international experts from which arbitrators could be drawn to settle disputes. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskinc Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA)—Maybe shouldn't even be mentioning but unemployment fignre-s aren't, the only ones Hollywood is worried "between pictures spread" SO THEY SAY I feel like the man who was hems ridden out of town on a rail. Someone asked him how he fell. He said if it weren't fur the honor of the thing he'd just as soon walk.—Vice President Barkley, when returned to rule on whether cloturc could be Invoked to end the Senate filibuster against antl-fillbustcr legislation. * * * All (a justice) can do is talk in platitudes and generalities abcm things that don't matter... so why should-prople sjiond thch time listening? —U. S. Supreme Court Justice Wiley Hutledge. * * » Jaaz has Us moments of value to the cliv-Mcal musician, but they are .solatcd. They arc entirely different from one another, but they compliment each other and require the same amount ol skill. Jazz calls upon the mmMiatton and classical music upon absolute acoini\i'y.—Walter llondl. ns- sislanl conductor. New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. ' • 9 * From a ... national view, we have a powcrlul weapon, but, if I were you. I should maintain my composure and nold mj oil stocks.—Sunnier T. Pike, member of the U S. Atomic Energy Commission, commenting en the possibility o[ atomic energy replacing present fuels. * * » A union is no more than a medium through which Individuals are able to act together; union power lias begotten of Individual helplessness.—Supreme Court Justice Polls Frankfurter, in an opinion upholdniv constitutionality ol several slate laws prohibiting closed shop. ribout. The is bep.lnning to show up in the hips o£ the film colony's glamor girls. Worry about careers lias caused Iho greatest hip flare in Hollywood history. I've noticed it. agents and producers are screaming about it. and laicly Bcinard Stanffer has been doing something about it. Movie dolls by Ihe dozens who have been Despite all the advance criticism, the Oscar presentation cccrmony came oft with smooth dignity. For the first tim? only the nominees and the Hollywood press were present (because ol the small 950-scat Acadimy theater) but the usual circus-like atmosphere was not. missed My predictions a month ago were I okay .six out of the lop seven | awards. I missed only in the best film clussitic&tiori. picking "The Red Shoes" over "Hamlet." Only sour note was Ronald Colman's scowl when he walked on Tuberculosis is by no means only cause for coloring of sputum. the coirecl play to make the hand. Charlit made the normal open- in:: bid of one heart, and my bid of one spade was all right. When Charlie bid two clubs, I thought Ihat the hand should not be played at no tiump, holding a void suit. Hut 1 was wrong. We could have made three no trump easily. To tell Charlie, that I had a goer) hand I bid four clubs. Although he did not h.ive much in clubs, "The Sheriff" came to my rescue ami bid !:ve .then preceded to make, it with a nice play. He won the opening lead of Ilic tix of spades with the ace. then ca.shco dummy's ace and king of 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Prom the files of April 6. 1524: IMiss Gladys Hardin. daughter of Mr. and Mr.s. Ed Hardin ol Dlythe- villc. has been honored at Galloway college by being selected from the 300 girls there to represent the college at the national Y.W.C.A. convention at New York city April 2!) to May 6. Miss Hnrdin is one or the many graduates of Biythevillc hi3h schooi who has innde good in college after completing the course in the local school. Als~ from the files of April 6. 1D24L Student. 1 ; who wiil repre.= cir Blytheville high school in the northeastern Intcrscholastic contest at Ftraaould April 18-19, were chosen in preliminary contest last night. They arc: Piano, Carmen Moon; declamation. Lawrence Meyers; girls voice Corrine Woma'k; violin. Bcr- nice Womack; reading, Lillian Boyd; boys voice, Ross Marshall: male quailctte. Clarence Hood, J. B. Hawkins. Rws Marshall, John Deen, spelling, Eva KargeU. of a bull In a china shop at times. Bevin Is given credit for ma)or assistance in developing the Atlantic alliance. This pact really is the sequel of a chain of events which started with the inception of the Marshall plan. They will tell you in London that Bevin was feeling very gloomy just before Secretary of State Marshall made, his speech at Harvard on June 5. 1947,proposing the European rehabilitation plan. Bevin was listening to his bedside radio anl heard Marshall's speech. Bevin is said to have exclaimed: 'This is it." The next morning he flew fo Paris and confercd with French Foreign Minister Bidault. The two having reached agreement, Bevin reported to Marshall In Washington and the "Marshall plan" was put in the works. Bevin followed this up by initiating the rcestablishment. of the entire cordiale between Britain and France. He also took the lead in putting through the Brussels pact, establishing the Western union among Britain, France, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. There were other similar developments In quick succession, anrl these made, the Atlantic pact possible. ' 01 the shelf for several months ! stage to present the best actress a ;ard iinci Johnny Green's orchcs- have been, coming to Bernard's .swank, reducing salons lo have themselves slimmed down. Bulges are being put back into curve formation .so the ladies will be In shape the day the cameras' grinding replaces Ihclr Agents' groaning. "It's a natural reaction." Stauffer said. "Worry weighs as heavily i the scries us on the mind. When ou're worried, you cat more and ; rink more to take your mind off j our troubles. That's when a girl's ips beein to show." Some I'ans Disagree Mnybr some movie fans disagree, wistful tecnnpcr who spied a uovir oueen entering a Stauffer alon sairt bitterly: "Gee—there's not enough of her to go around as But reixntcrs who met Lana Turner and Rita Hayworth on their j "'rvcd as j.!i •etur.i Irom European Jaunts dls- County Jrom covered that more of the same just isn't a.-, much fun. Stauffer say-, Martha Viokers has tr;-. struck up "Love in Bloom," Scr HOLLYWOOD on I'agc 9 On McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Play Wins Doubtful Contract I d opnrd in al the card r<x:m of the New York Athletic Club a few days ago and cut Charles W. Culkin ns my partiier. Everybody at the club calls him "The Sheriff." He .•.hcriff of New York 1925 to IB29. when Wnlker wa.s mayor. He was the Democratic leader of the Third McKcnntj A K 987 J>2 V None » QS4 +, A K Q 6 , 1 - 6>, b Read Courier News Wanl Ads. The statue Vulcan in Birm m ham. Aln., is *crond n size only the Siauie of Liberty. Crustacean HORIZONTAL 58 Recess in a 1 Depicted church crustacean VERTICAL, 5 It is a popular . p 0 i.j 8 H is stalk- 3 Donkey 7" 4 Exist 11 Lout S Earth AnxMrr 1" I'rc R E O V <; f V A '-. \ H A ? F H S \ r /,o A L A a A N 1 ^ > s T y/f S T _ 1 \ _|o R|E >!< F 1 N VAN ,!• rinxle F E HFF1IN '• T K 1 T L =: E F t; e N 1" IE | t F |j^ . i ^ A. i> R ^ l± R U A *l t A K N N > 5 N T 1 * 1 A O W QJ 105 .1 » 9S3 * 109 4 2 N W E S Dealer *Q.I 104 V 0 8 f> 2 « A 10 7 1 + 8 Culkin Assembly Dbtrict lor 40 years. Charlie has retired a.s a political one ol I ho best fissures In Hollywood 1 Charlie has retired as a political (Mickey Roonev discovered it flrstl. ficm-r is still active in business uiTfcr put the wolf-whistle to I V A K 7 4 « K.I5 J.J 7o:l Rubber— Ncilhcr vul. South West North East 1 ^ Pnss I A Pass 2 A Pass 4 * P'-'s •j Jl, ' Pass P*us l';i>.s Opening— A 6 6 clubs. Hi.- next play was a nice on He led the four of diamonds fro dummy. bu t East would not let hi jet away with that. East jumpe right up with the ace, fearing th Chai'.ie might discard the other t\ diamonds in dummy on tlic'acc ai *L H Shakespearean 7 Dis(anl king of hearts. East then led a spade, which "She has everything where it should be — and nothing where sluice adds interest." Bui statistically speaking, he said, Hollywood's pl:imoT avcrju-c, alxnit 10 weight. of u* who like mystery s-orie.: aic familiar with the weekly ptogrnin on the radio called "The Sheriff." The announcer always s.-.ys. "When in trouble, call the sheriff." That Is what I had to do on todnv r hand. I had lo call upon pounds over- j -The Shrrifl" not only to make a I lint bid, but lo track down the aro. on f ho West Humped with the nine of clubs. came back with another diamond. Charlie won that in his own hand, led a club, which picked up West's ten-spot, cashed 54 sick dummy's king of spades and, 55 winnowi Ir.miprrt f. .spade in Ills own hand—1 55 Network .setting up the dummy and i 57sheltered making five clubs. ' endorsements ,, showy "Consumed ]6Verso \^ ,1 .. ITThus < s >' m , bol > , 20 Limbs 20 fahorl jacket* 21 Slcroid 22 Plural ending compoun(is 23 Burn 25 Ventilates 27 Icelandic myths 28 Flower !9 Atop 30 Hypothetical force 31 Piece (ab.) 32 Nickel (symbol) 33 Two together 35 Preposition 38 Gaelic 39 Tidy 40 Tropical plant 41 Short races •S7 Measure 43 Pedal digit 50 French sculptor 51 Also 52Otherwl$« ebrew deity own 26 Antiseptic 10 Consumers 33 Improved 34 Bird 36 Claws 37 Indolenl 42 Fair (ab.) 24 Takes as one's 45 Egyptian river 46 Thoroa (symbol) 49 Superlative suffix SI Strike lightly b;! One who 43 Stir up 44 Indolent (suffix) 55 Note of scale ft.

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