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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JULY 9, 1949 THE BLYTHEV1LLE COUKIEB NEWS ' THl COURIER NEWS CO d W UA1NK8. PubUUier JAMES L VERHOEF* KaHat D HUMAN AdverUunc Solt National Advfrtltlng Wallac* Witmei Co. New York. Chie*«a OMraft , UemphU Published Every Aftcrncwi Except Enunc •> MCUDO CUM mallei »t tbe putt- office at BlyUwvUle, Arktnia* undei act <B Coo- jrett, OetoBei U, 1817 Uembei ol rbe Associated Preti SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By cimei lo Uw city ol BlyinevUJe « any luburbau town where carriei service l» julo- tAined &)c pel week 01 8bc pel moaUi By mall, wllhlr a radius ol SO miles $».OU pel year. 12.UO toi su months SI. 00 foi three month*; by mall out.'.de 50 mill tone HO 00 pet ir*l payable In advinc* Medi tot ions Hit children ihill >t«k lo please IKe poor, and Hit hands shall restore their goods.—Job M:1U. • * • The happiest people on earth arc those who have contributed something to the welfare ot others. "To do a good act every day is sure to keep the erumps away." The man who fashioned tills homely rhyme told the truth, even though he might have framed it in a more pleasant fashion. —Harvey Holleman. Barbs Uncle Sain is proud of the mo;iey he makes and it's doggone dangerous to try to compete with him. * * • Two Ohio boys nearly drowned when llielr canoe turned over. Always change, seals In a canoe before you Jtt in. * * + Even the most successful brush salesmen will admit that at times they have lound the mop mightier than the brush. * » » Tie best thing: to hide slightly worn clothes behind Is a ntce, pleasant smile, * » * Advantageous advice: when you meet a pUl take a powder. Congress Howls Economy; Rankin Says 'Let's Spend' Representative Rankin, the sharp- tongued Mississippi Democrat, seems to be living in a private, sound-proof dream world. While his congressional colleagues yell for economy, deplore a likely deficit . . and fidget nervously at the mere mention of money. Rankin is busy cranking out schemes for the spending of 'tens of billions. Not long ago the venerable southerner, In his capacity as chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, rammed a ?65,000,000,000 veterans' pension bill through the House. Now, undeterred by the fact that the Senate is expected to let this measure die, the irrepressible Rankin is polishing up another beauty, a veterans' bonus proposal that would cost anywhere from f!4 billion to ?60 billion. There is stronger opposition to this bill among his committee associates than there was to the pension plan. But as committee chairman and a past master at lawmaking maneuvers, Rankin must not be shrugged off lightly in this situation. If he should manage lo get the bonus bill to the House floor, it would take fast footwork on the part of the Democratic leadership to block its passage. Kankin has got as far as lie has with these extravagant proposals because he knows how acutely sensitive his lellow congressmen are to anything that might affect the way veterans vote. In engineering passage of the pension measure, he success fully played on those fears. Undoubtedly he is confident he can repeat his triumph with the bonus bill if lie can only get it to a vote. It is unlikely Democratic leaders foresaw these irresponsible excursions of Rankin's into multi-billiun-dollar fantasies. They probably thought they had his free-roaming tendencies pretty well curbed when the maneuvered him off the House Un-American Activities Committee in January. That was achieved by ruling that no committee chairman, such as Rankin, could serve on the • Un-American Activities group. If that was their view, then the ... crusty Mississippian has crossed the leaders up. Koxed in on one side, he has broken loose in another direction. Apparently the Democratic leadership has but one real choice if it would - avoid further embarrassment from Kan• - kin. That is to drive a new rule through - the House stating that any congressman named Rankin who happens also to be from Mississippi may nol be chairman of anything. VIEWS OF OTHERS Our Hospital Shortage Polio 15 a frightening ind dramatic dlsea«, and when it strikes Ihe public mobilizes voluntarily to meet the threat. This has happened in the wake of the current epidemic in Arkansas. Offers of assistance, financial and otherwise, have flooded local health agencies, even thougn it has been repeatedly pointed out that there is no shortage of fund's. The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, supuurid by its Marcft of Dimes campaign, lias supplied all me special equipment needed, and is also prepared to meet the extra financial burden on the families o! the stricken. But !( money has been plentiful hospital space lias not been. Private hospitals in Little Kock have opened their wards to augment the overcrowded lacililics at University Hospital, which maintains the only regular isolation svaru in the state. Hut this has been done at considerable effort, and wherever beds were made available less virulent diseases had to be postponed. The, to yolio patients the treatment oi persons with simple and disturbing fact is thr.t Arkansas i* atill painfully short ol hospital lucilities—so short thai an epidemic that suddenly ados 151) patients to the hospital population creates a grave emergency. Consider also tile lact that, although the polio epidemic has been largely contined to Eastern Arkansas, all the patients except a leiv admitted to Memphis hospitals have been brought to Little Rock. There are obvious advantages in concentrating these cases for treatment, of course. But there are obvious disadvantages tn transporting dangerously ill patients a hundred mites or more. Certainly treatment centers would have been established in the affected area if adequate hospital facilities had been available. The proposed University ol Arkansas medical center will mark at least a beginning In solving Arkansas' health problem. It will provide more hospital lierts and attendant facilities here in the state capital But even more important it can, 11 It obtains the support it deserves, serve as the nucleus of a statewide hospital system that will reach into every county. The sudden onslaught of polio, affecting only a minute percentage ol our total population, should serve to dramatize the continuing battle against the slower and less spectacular diseases that annual kill or cripple thousands oi our citizens. II our medical men are to turn the tide of that battle they must nave public supjxjrt the year around, not merely in brief seasons of great public alarm. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE * * . The 81st vs. the 80th "Last year Truman called the Eightieth Congress only the second worst in our history because he had an idea of what the Eighty-tirst would be tike," is a wisecrack that has been making the rounds of Washington. Well, how docs this Democratic Congress compare with the Ee- puWican Congress after its first live months in 1047? On a pincly quantitative basis the Eight-first Congress by June 15, 1949, had unquestionably fallen far behind the record of the Eightieth Congress. By June 15, 19-17, the Republican Congress had passed nine pieces of major legislation .Including the income tax reduction bill which was vetoed. Two other important bills were on the point of passage, and seven existing laws had been extended. 'This compares with five major measures adopted by the present Democratic Congress, and two which appear nearly on the point of going to the President. The record: Through Eighty-first Congress, June la, 1S-1S. extension of European recovery aid; extension ot rent controls; extension of export controls; additional facilities for storage of Government-loan crops; ratification oj Wheat Agreement. Near final passage, June 15. 1813, presidential reorganization power, ban on suits for "overtime on overtime." Through Eightieth Congress. Juno 15. 1911: Tail-Hartley; portal-lo-porta] pay; Greek-Turkish aid program; general foreign relief; commission on reorganizatiin of executive branch; ratllira- tton of peace treaties with Italy and Axis satellites, and 10 other measures. Near final passage. June 15, 1941: extension ot rent control, wool protection, which was vetoed. The Democratic Congress can go some way toward escaping the oncrousness or its Republican predecessor by promptly passing the clircly needed housing legislation. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY The real barriers lo good health. In many instances, are not the lack of facilities or tnc inability to pay rloclor bills. The barriers are ignorance and willful neglect, coupled with the failure to observe even (he most elementary principles of hygienic living.—Dr. John J. Masterson, president. N. y. Slate Medical Society. • • • With the produce of our farms and the substance of our cities we have resisted the Communist vuus that feeds on economic despair. Hie conspiracy tlmt prowls in political chaos. We have challenged the strategy of intimidation — Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson. * * * Tile slums of America are breeding spots of communism, and in psussiug this Uioiislngt legis- lulion, we will be striking a blow against socialism and communism and for our free enterprise sjs- tem and our American democracy.—Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. iD>. of New York. • » « The United states is like an old woman m a nightgown standing on a ued screaming Because she tliitiks there is a mouse under U.—Atomic scientist Harold C. Drey, denouncing the congressional investigation of [he Atomic Energy Commission. * * * The Democratic Party Is split into three lac- tlous. They are the Democrats, tile Dlxiecrats. and thf "Dizzycrats'—who don't know where they're going.—Sen. Owen Bi'ewtter iR) of Maine. Nothing Like a Moon for Starting a Romance Chinese Dislike of Americans Is Revealed Under Rule of Reds PETER EDSON'S Washington News Notebook 'Billions for Defense' Need Balance, Head of Truman's Advisers, Asserts By I'fttrr Edsoti NEA Staff CorrespoEKictil \ WASHINGTON — (NKA1 — Ef- ! forts lo hack a billion dollars off the $15.000,000.000 U. S. defense budget, together with congressional reluctance to take up the S 1,500,000.000 program of military assistance (or Europe, vaise an old question. It is how much the United States ran afford to spent! on preparedness iti time of peace. Chairman EC] win G. Nnnrsc of the President's Council of Economic: Arlvi.sers analyzed this question during a recent Joint Armed Services Orientation Course for civilian industrial leaders and (he press. What he triort to do was define Hie balance between military and civilian points of view. . Military planners sometimes think that the armed services should have first call on all U. S. resources. Civilian economists think principally of providing customers with the pi-cutest possible volume flation. Saw N'e\r Controls Xecessary Dr. Noursc inya he then came to the conclusion that this extra defense effort wo tiki so aggravate .scarcities of both materials and manpower that new inflationary controls would be necessary. And since this \vas a cold war Instead of a hot one. there wns some doubt whether more controls would oe acceptable to the American people. In making up the 1950 budget. it therefore became necessary to :.ct limits on military expenditures. As the late Secretary of Defense James V. Forrestal put it. undue enlargement of military snending would weaken the national economy. The President decided to hold military spending down to 5*5-000,000,000. even though this might involve some risk. Since that time, a new recession has set In. Dr. Nnurse says it is still too early to tell whether this decline will continue to fur- The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. SVrltten for NKA Service When polio occurs In a community the parents of children who become ill often jump to the conclusion that the cause of the Illness is that dread disease. Most ot the time the are wrong and something less serious Is at fault. What are the symptoms which may suggest polio and which should cause parents to seek medical advice immediately? At the beginning there. Is usuall a period of Invasion which seems to resemble any other genera! infection. This lasts for a few hours up to three or lour Jays. During that time there Is likely to be fever, a feeling of diz/.Uic-ss, sometimes muscular twitchinys, a tendency to be irritable and especially a slight stiffness in the neck. Gradually the sliffjiess of the neck and hack Increase and the skin becomes tender and sore. Other signs of nerve damage begin to develop, such as pain when trying to bend the back. Kurly Treatment Best The best time to make the diagnosis and to begin treatment is ns early as possible. At first the diagnosis may not be easy. This is because the early symptoms are so much like those of other diseases. Also paralysis may not develop at all. It may be necessary for. the physician to see the patient scvenl times before lie can be certain. The early symptoms mentioned, can accompany a lot of other infections. They do not always mean that the disease will develop poliomyelitis or that there will be any paralysis. They merely call attention to a possible danger which should not be ignored. When in serious doubt it is best for parents to seek expert advice. This does not mean that they should ol mods and services. To them Thcr depression, whether It will lev- military security is secondary. The old idea that an army travels on its stomach must now ne expanded, says Dr. Nourse. It must now include the idea that the ruled services travel on the nat- onal economic machine. After V-J Day. everyone looked or peace and rednccd .spending war. But In March. 1048. Presi- ient Truman gave Congress the iad news thnt S3.000 000,000 move vonld be needed to bolster national [efense. The result was that a downward trend In prices was im- nerlintolv reversed It brci'ine a ne'.v burst of inflation. By carlv all ' had carried wholesale and etail prices to new peaks of in- rl off. or whether it will lead to nn'.v expansion. But while this recession is on. there is some pressure to increase military expenditures. The idea is to restore bust- ness confidence and maintain nros- perity till the middle of 1950.' Dr. Noursc admits there is some validity to this theory, but It rc- nuires qualifications. If military expenditures were cut at this time, it might produce a serious recession. On the other hand, it cannot be argued that Increased military expenditures would be an un- rni'itrflted (rood for the country. Durint; the war many domestic expenditures had to be. cut. School construction was retarded. Streets and highways were neglected. Houses were not built as fast as new families were formed. "Brown- onts" in many areas showed electric power production needed expansion. Draws Striking Comparison As a basis for comparison. Dr. Nonrse points out that a S15.000.- 000,000 a year military budget means spending at the rate of S300.000.000 a week. Three hundred million dollars is about what the President proposes to spend n-| year — not just for a week — on housing, aid to education, and rural electrification. All the money that can safoly be spared from armament, says Dr. Nourse, c'an therefore be used lo raise the living standards ot -ajar segments of the U. S. population. Military preparedness must therefore be balanced with economic and financial preparedness. he concludes. That is why the Marshall "an, Ihe President's pro- pram for economic assistance to underdeveloped North Atlantic countries, t h e Pact and military assistance for Europe must be considered part of nn hucsrated national policy. They are inlcnrtcd to enable the United States to buy maximum national security for each dollar spent. Coming from the chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, this presentation by Or, Nourse gives a revealing exposition of some of the thinking that has gone into preparation of the administration's proeram. Final decisions on all these Issues are now beintr made bv appropriation committees and the Congress. unduly tie upset. frightened by every lit- Dr. Jordan is unable to Note: answer readers. However, each day ~he \viii answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. QUESTION: 1 am allergic to many different kinds of food and brenk out in hives when I eat them. Is there anything that can be done to help besides doing without ihese By Jamn D. While AP Foreign Nrwc Atulyit (For UtWUC MacKeniie) The anti-Amerlean Incident.';! reported from Shanghai occur ir L a Communist setting, but are no- I necessarily the direct work of the " Reds. The police who beat up a yomif' American vice-consul are the ones who erved before Shangha' | went Red. They might have dom the same sort of thing before.j they had thought they cc away with it. They have no for Americans, but considerabli | envy and prejudice. The former employes of the U.s | Navy who besieged the U.S. con suliite-Rcncval In Shanghai nt ttv same time, demanding more sev erance nay, also could have stagr>c (he same stunt before the Red came If they had thought It woul< do them any good. The polnl ts that they now tWnl | these things may do them som good. This !s because the Red have bee" flllini; the air with anti. American statements for purpose considerably bigger than Shanghai | Resentment Conies to Surface Envy and ire-judice aca'nst th- | foreteller, always present in C^^KI are coming to the surface K'st a they did when Chiang Kai-Shel I triumnhed In 1927 and after V-. | Day. The difference between n"d then is this: Chiane npeded lielp from abroarl more urgently than the Reds d;| now and so his Nanking govern merit could >iot allow such incl denLs lo continue. The Reds migh be able to stop them now, but ar not likely to because their neei for immediate help is by no mean' so urgent. Meanwhile such things can b- pxnected to continue. A ereat man; Chinese need little urging to le the foreigner—who has beer| arounel more than a century.- ing far better than most of !'9|M could hope to—know that he I tolerated at best and unwelcome a.-| the worst. The Reds have capitalized upoi ] individual questions from this because as the Panking gov " " " ' ernmcnt grew weaker In the civ;! war. It became more dependent up [ on American aid or the prospec | thereof. The Reels said this showed tha | Nankins was a "puppet of Arnerl can imperialism." The weake | Nanking -rcw the better this gument sounded to a lot of Chin | ese. Focus Resentment on Americans I Their resentment of foreigner. I focused -nore and more on Ameri " cans, with the Reds helping every turn. foods? ANSWER: There are some fairly new preparations which are called antihtstaminc agents which may bring temporary relief, at least in some cases. There is, however probably nothing that can be done to prevent, such hives except doing without the foods to which you are 75 Years Ago In Blythevillt — An unusual talent for the piano, which has been recognized b y widely known pianists, is not the biggest thins in life for Marjorie Stevens, eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Stevens. She can play numbers which are difficult for grown persons, but she is prouder of being able to ride a bicycle. And she also has beauty having been a winner in a local children's beauty contest. Marjorie was only five years old when her mother discovered her playing "Holy Night." Her parents consulted teachers who advised them to begin lessons at once. When only six years old she had her first recital and her program included such as "Minuet in G." McDowells "To a Wild Rose," and Valle's "Butterfly." Reds have chosen thi | partly because they N HOLLYWOOD Bv Krsklne JnhnMtn NE.A Staff Correspeondent HOLLYWOOD — fNEA>— EXCLUSIVELY YOURS: Lana Turner agreed To report to M-G-M in August for her first rMiu in almost two years. But the picture will not be any or the three recently announced for her. It's "A lilc of Her Qua" nvliicli Lntin eldoin gctsi and she'll age from 18 to a 45-yrar-old hotel maid. The melody lingers on: When Fox re-issues Rita Hny- nn hour tcsttn? for "Bed or Roses." I chiried her about doing the same at home. "Oh. but 1 do." she s:\id "I ran in 11 minutc.s flat. I'm ah-, ny.s ready before my husband." Joan Leslie plays the second lead :o Join Fontaine In this one. It's Juan L.'s frlst film in two years nnel stir's mighty happy to tic back at work after her long fiplit with Warner Brothers. S li e plays a 'rir'lv sophisticated role and hopes. ariviuitaec of an opponent' 1 ; mistakes. There me several ways lo defeat today's hand, hut I want to show you how Rose took advantage of Ills opponent's errors. North held the opening lead of the queen of clubs. He cnsiicd the king and ace. of diamonds, on which Rose- played the nine niui queen. North then shifted to the king of hearts, which worth's "My Ga! Hal." the ads will ]i t . will take her out of the ingenue read: "Rita Hayvvorth finds her prince charming in her most ex- citlns? romance" and "America's favorite princess of love as S^l— who inspired a nation's love sonir " Just about as Mlbde as a sailor on shore leave. Kcl Kasl heard Mint Kcllc Davis may be starred in a ivrslern ami rrarkrcl: "This I Rnlta see —Brtlr In an emotional scene rlic«in^ on a stirrup." Illlj- Wilder was asked n'lial "Sunset Houlcvard" was about and replied: "It's all about Hol- lyivnorf. Half (hi; characters arc h 0 r I s. In ntbrr words, it's a srtni-tloc union la ry." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Ocid thai both Clark Gable and Mickey Rootley will plav auto race drivers—Gable in "To please a I Lady" and Mickey in "The Dig Wheel." I think llir Mk-k fits the. typo better. ..\t least he fits a midget racer a lot better - • • SG400I1 questions: Are Ro- j scis and Jack nric K s icadyinc .1 ' ''I" 1 l«» championship al the new flash? Is Ava Gardner' tryins; i N ™ Y '»' k Alhlctlc Club was won to be Natuve did? S'.ic -showed" up ' 'wcntly hv K J. Keller and Wil- barefoot at a local fur salon. j h ' lm A n ° !c - n ° fc lllul l)ecn a ISr.Kly To Travel I 11! -' nil) « liy William E. SlrKcnncy Ami-rira's Card Authority IVriMin for NEA Service \Ttikc Advantage of ?nls' K} ¥43 » 1085 # A K 8 5 4 3 Touvnamcnt—E-XV vvil South \Vcsl Norlli K.iM S+ .1* Dotiblc Pass Pass Pass Opening—4- Q 9 of the club only abimt was won in dummy with the ace The jack of hearts was led. Rose discarding the seven of clubs North won with the queen. Now he should have returned a diamond, but instead he continued with the nine ol hearts. Rose die not make the mistake of playing the ten. but played the deuce from dummy and nilTed with the six ot spades. Four top trumps wrrc played, then a diamond led to ihc j.u-k in dummy. His losimi club was discarded on the ten of hearts. NOTICE OF PKOBATE OF WILL Notice is hereby given that lne La.~:t Will and Testament of J. M. Bunch, deceased, was probated in accordance with laws of Arkansas by the Probate Court of the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County. Arkansas ,on the 23rd day of June, 1949. An appeal from probate can be effected only by filing a petition stating the ground for such appeal within six months from the date The course Communists, but also becaus' they occupy a certain strategic position in world politics. First of all. the Communist for! mula has worked in their case, i Mao Tzc-Tung, the Red chair*.* man, shows not the slightest slgi I of going back on It now. Instea(;| he has said, again and again, tha 1 f his China stands lirmly with ^ sia in the cold war and will figh 1 for her il it gets hot. Mao is beinp more than jus f:ood Communist in this. He looking at the world power pic His China, as a Communist cr, will enjoy some bargaining! power with Ru.=s!a. Russia canno^ Ignore this because China Is big to be contained to mere Tlto ! ;l ism. China will enjoy bargaining! power with the West because o:'l trade and the hope that she ma;'!' quititl never be cmlte as Red. or the same Red, as Russia. A3 a non-Communist power; I China would have no bargsinlniT power to speak of with Russia, ant j no more with the West than Chiang Kai-Shek had. As history has shown, that wa, I not enough. of thk noiice. WITNESS my hand and sea! thJj'l 23rd day of June. 1W9. ELIZABETH BLYTKE, Clertil Shane and Tendler, attya. 6-2517-2-1! I Read Courier News Want AcU.i Food Herb HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted herb used as food 9 Exist 12 Pedal digit 13 Roman magistrate 14 Cord game 15 Handled 3 Footlike part 4 Network 5 Arabian gulf 6 Government issue (ab.) 7 Rubber trees 8 Chair 0 Entire 10 Fish eggs 17 Birds ol prey n Dawn goddess IS Males 16 So be it! 26 Hodgepodge SOSainte (ab ) 18 Driving 28 Gentlewoman command (pi.) 34 Shield 21 Vindicate 35 Polynesian 22 Seesaw cheslnut 24 Heavy 83 Harvest 25 It belongs to JO Essential to the lily-of- being thc-valley 41 On the sheltered sida Answer to Previous PuzzF* Joan Fontaine leaves lor New | month sv! "-'i ^ < 11 >" >lc1d lllf - l( "»'Yori:, Lisbon and Rome Alls. 1 to l!" 1 "^ 1 .'- 11Md .»»»'"«>' hc wns ",-k.roimd shots for Hal "'! ' "' '" «'"J l A . * mm * » k "l" c appear in bar \VaHls 1 "September." She'll do the picture and. ihfn reUiru to Rroati- u'cu- for rohrr^nls on her st.i^e pl;»y. "Hilda CL.uir," , surpmrri CVTHCUF ,it RKO will be mounted on tile wall of the card room, showing Keller and Ro<c ;is thr 1919 pair champions. The most interc.-itins hands in a touni.unent are nol ;U\\a\> Hie hands. The bisgrM thrill Wolves of the United Stales include the pray wolf of the North and Wrst. and Ihe red wolf of the South and central states. There now .Tie nmr wolvcp In!. ..-- —,,. northern Minnesota than m any! by making 19 costume changes in i 15 to make your contract by taking | other district of the United States. 21 Goddess of infatuation 23 Sprite 28 Baking chamber 27 Fur-bearing aquatic animal 29 Sheltered side 30 Eucharislic wine vessel 31 Interest (ab.) 32 Accomplished 33 Type of molding 35 Depend SfiUnit of energy 37 An 38 Anger 41 Pewter coin of Thailand 43 Pesters 16 Jumped 50 Part of a circle 31 Flower 53 British money of account 54 Louse egg 55 It is a herb VERTICAL 1 Indonesian ol Mindanao 2 Male child 42 Gull-like bird 43 Light brown i «Assam /! silkworm / I to Perform ] 47 Hawaiian foe>4 48 Age )• 49 Pigeon pea *< 52 Transpose (ab.)

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