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JACB BTGHT «T,YTHKVTT,T,K (ARK.) COtTTlTER NEWS TUESDAY, JULY 12, 19« THE KLVTUKVllXE COUKlEJt NEWS TKB OOUKUHI NEW* OO • W HALNE8. JAMM L VDtHOGn PAOL O BUUXN Adtcruun* M«nm> •ate NUICOMI AdTcrtHUi* WitoMc C*. New York, Br«rj AfMrooo*, Except SuzxUy burto M Mcone clue oultei «l cb* m«t- •Aie* •' Hiyttwvliit, Arkuuu undei ut « Co»- *r*M, Octofcei « WH ~ SUBSCRIPTION RATEB: •f earrtft u> Uu cnj ot Blytbeviu* « toy •uteurun town where orrlct «er»K» It juu» UmM We pel week 01 Hoc pel month Bj m»li. •itnir • rtdiiu ol s>0 miiet MOt pu jetr. MjUO tot Ui months II 00 lot three momtu: b; mill ouu.d* SO mill ion* S10.00 pa rew ptytbl* in advance .Meditations And K*k iw( je wh«( y« sh«ll M(, *r what j« ifcall drink, neither k« ye If doubtful mind.— l.vkt I«:S*. • * * All tilings Ih t are on pal til shall wholly pass away, Except the love ol God, which shall live and last (or aye. —Bryant. Barbs fairy tales are harmful to children, say some educators. Maybe they shouldn't listen to those dad tells mom. * • • A Mirvey reveals unly 51 per cent of American •ten have pajan»> and only Ml per cent have * >ui( •( lumnter rlothes. Wonder what Ihe other 7 per eenl &leep in? * * * Absence makes the heart »row fonder— and presents iometimes have the same effect. v • • f'mir iftk words loo often lead a person to tell JOM all his troubles — "How do jon feel?" * * ' * A> usual, the list of Injured will ihow that numerous people had an unsat« and insane July 4th. Britain-Argentina Pact Deviates From EGA Plan The five-year trade pact Britain has •igned with Argentina strongly accents tli« mounting confusion surrounding the operation of the Marshall Plan. Britain has been the biggest recipient of aid from the.Economic Co-operation Administration. It has put that assistance to remarkably good use. Its industrial output has climbed about -25 per cent'above prewar levels. Last winter its exports were 46 per cent above the 1.938 showing. Still, the Marshall Plan lias broader goals than increased production and trade as measured by individual nations. It •eeks economic unity among the countries of Europe, in the hope that a freer flow of goods and services across their borders may give them a new strength and self-reliance. To gain this end, these nations must tear down the tariff walls, quota restrictions, currency differences and other obstacles. .They must co-oper- aie boldly for the benefit of all. Britain's agreement with Argentina is completely out of harmony with sucli objectives. It is strictly a two-way affair. Argentina, of course, is not a Marshall Plan country but it has definite trade ties with continental Europe and the United States. The British pact may sever some of these links. Paul Hoffman, head of ECA, says he is unalterably op|X>sed to the new agreement. He regards it as directly contrary to the course Britain should be following. \V'hy has Britain taken a step so obviously in contradiction of Marshall Plan aims? The answer is easy. The British are doing everything ixjssible to obtain the food and raw materials they need, with a minimum uiillay of American dollars. Many things they can't avoid spending dollars to get. They naturally jump at a chance such as Argentina offered to trade virtually on a barter basis. Even in the normal course ol its recovery program, Britain might well have made this agreement. For her whole effort has been lient toward boosting ex- IK»'ls to get more dollars on the one hand, and cutting imports to save dollars on the other. lni|x>rts that do not cost dollars are clearly to be sought after. But the situation is far more critical now than a few months ago. British exports have gone into a tailspin and Britain sees many of its hard-won gains slipping away. The nation is more stoutly determined than ever to check the drain on its dollar reserves caused by the gap between exports and dollar-purchased imports. British leaders are so worried they have summoned finance ministers from Ihe friendly dominion countries to meet in London and consider Ik* problem. Th« American recession .plug what many experts believe i§ an overvalued British pound are generally blamed for the drop in Britain's exports to the United States. Many buyers are said to be holding off in hope the pound may b* devalued. The dollar crisis explains also why Britain has blocked all attempts to improve arrangements for payments among the whole group of western European nations. These countries sell heavily to Britain. They want to be able to convert some of their British credits into American dollar credits. But again, Britain fears this would mean too great a drain on its dollar supply. Both Hoffman and the State Department took note of the British dollar dilemma in their reaction to the Argentine pact. They are pro|«r]y grateful for the courageous recovery effort the British have made. They know an economically weakened Britain would detract from the solidarity of the western powers in political combat with Russia. They know Britain probably would pull all western Kuro|>e with her should she descend into the abyss of depression. But they still resent—and we think rightly so—what seems to be a single- minded attempt to produce a sort of private, well-insulated recovery for Britain that contributes but a fraction of svhat it should offer toward the permanent economic health of all Marshall I'Un countries. VIEWS OF OTHERS Ounce of Prevention— Back in 1940, Wendell Wlllkie preached that the answer lo the economic problem was "production, production and more production." And to that extent he was right. But he might nave rounded out the picture by putting >s much em- phaain on "consumption, consumption and more consumption." It is becoming rather painfully clear these days that. If anything, consumption Is the more important of the two. That Is the basic lact behind the sobering Federal Reserve Bank reports and other recent readings of the market signs. Department store sales are oft, manulacturers' Inventories of radio sets and household appliances • re piling up, the used car business is slowing down—«id jo on through the other manllesia- tlons of a slackening of the economic pace—because consumption in lalling off. And the drop Is reflected in a decline o r production figures. When, on the same day, the United Nations oils attention to the international aspects or this situation and Senator Sparkman dwells on n* domestic Implications, It should not be ignored. Little i» being done, however, except to offer explanations. According to individual mood, business prophets use terms which range all the way from "healthy adjustment" to "depression." Most of~lhfem seem inclined to the belief that the unpleasantness will be of rather short duration, that prices will come down somewhat, ana that things (hen will oegin to move again at the pace to which the nation became accuslomen In the last 10 years of prosperity. It i.i lo lie hoped that they are right. But it Is not inconceivable that, al the present rate, unemployment may reach Injures approaching inose of 1937 and 1938. Business may even be conlront- ed by a situation recalling that of the early 1930s. Jl it is, will its reaction be different now trom what il wa.s (hen? Just what is being done lo head off serious trouble? There is leatoii to be optimistic about the possibility of heading off a serious depression. Th« war-created demand's ol Europe alone are enough to keep millions of workers, nere and abroad, busy for years. And, surely, Americans do not have all (he automobiles, television sets and carpet- sweepers they want and need. But it is becoming more and more OBVIOUS that there is not enough active purchasing power here or abload to make this denianrt efleclive. and thus to prevent tlie slow-down ot production. The Marshall plan is the duel device lor meeting the into.national aspect of the problem, rne United Nations report, however, indicates that u Is not quite as eflective as it was believed to oe. Will it get any more support il things at nonu go Ii'om bad tu worse? Can American business n.aur the price changes and other adjustments necessary to prevent this? 01 will it look for a storm cellar? Will Government be prepared, if necessary, lo step in with something better than new leal-raking I'ne problem, of course, is much more complicated than a lew paragraphs can suggest. Bui that Is all the mure reason lor doing sometnmg about it. instead ol drifting vaguely along. So tar. only a few warning symptoms have made their appearance niere still is time for energetic preventive treatment. Is everybody going to aland • round the patient, sorrowfully observing his decline? Or will somebody prescribe the necessary medicine? When the prescription is undertaken, there can be no doubt thai consumption will be a vital Ingredient. -ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY Be Patient, Boys, It's Ebbing Chiang Visits Northern Luzon To Discuss Pact to Stop Reds PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Industrial Mobilization for Defense Half Done After Two Years Planning NEA Washington Corrfspomlfint WASHINGTON —(NEA)— That as quite a poke which elder statesman Bernard Brunch took at the Truman admitiisLration for having fallen down on the job of industrial mobilization planning for a future war. Baruch didn't mention any names or organizations, but it's clear whom he meant. The National Security Resources Board has been headless most of this j'tar, owing to the fiasco over appointment of Mon C. Walgrrn. Nevertheless, NSRB former Chairman Arthur M. Hill got a mobilization bill all drafted, complete with price, wage, rationing, priorities and censorship controls. All they're wait- I Navy and Air Force fully -supplied ' photographic equipment. There in lime ot war. The Munitions Board isnt supposed to know any- joint procurement of medical supplies a"d petroleum. Individual air- thing abnut strategy. But it has craft plants have been assigned taken the master strategic plan i to Air Force or naval aviation. as completed by the joint chiefs of [ Army and Navy now have the York. ,lob Starts with Stockpiling list, had 5.000.000 items cut in half because the for i.s to have the President send it up to Capitol Hill so Con- ! u was gress can do nothing about it, as it j country couldn't supply all has done about most of the Truman ! tlungs'that were wanted, proposals. Also, whoever takes over as chair- stalf last September, and translat- i same procurement office in New ed it into terms of tons of steel and ' other melal.s. numbers of motor! w vehicle.;, barrels of oil. carloads of | The job of procurement "begins food and yards of cloth. That's i ivith the stockpiling of raw mater- where the electronic WPB comes in. i ials. Some of them must be obtain- If the answers from this mech- | ed overseas because American sup- anical brain come out bigger than available -supplies of materials, then Ihe strategic plan must go back to the chiefs of staff for revision. Today the shopping list for the next ivar has been made up. ft contains roughly 2,500.000 items. The Th. DOCTOR SAYS Br Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service One of the most common ailments known to civilized man fs condition most commonly called rritable colon or spastic colitis. There Is no true inflamation present so that most doctors prefer he first name. Persons who have this condition often believe they are constipated because they do not have one or more satisfactory bowel movements a day. In a person with an Irritable colon, the wavelike motions or peristalsis of the bowel which propel material down Ihe Intestines come too close together and Jorce the waste along at a too-rapid rate This generally results in diarrhea lor a short time, after which the bowels will not move because they are empty. Those who are afflicted with an irritable bowel are likely to be on the thin side. They are often overly nervous and emotional and it cerljvn that emotion will effect the peristalsis. ABDOMINAL PAIN Peristalsis may come so frequently that there is discomfort and eripfng in the abdomen. Emotiona upsets or worry almost always make the condition worse, usual!' producing nassa^e of loose stools This may be followed by a day or two during which the bowels rtr not move but the abdominal pain may continue. Exposure to cold, and variou irritating foods, especially raw fruits and vegetables, may mak the condition worse. Cathartic aud laxatives are frequently re sponsible for setting off an attack When the condition has not existed too Ion? treatment Is fairl effective. This includes stric avoid!>"re of laxatives and laxa live foorts, such as raw fruits an vegetables, a so-called bland die consisting largely of cook cereal creamrd soups. milk product eRSs. fish and other nonirritatln SL'bstances. Is also desirable. Those who understand the rela tion between their nerves and th symptoms of their irritable b'owc can also help themselves a grea deal by trying to avoid annoyanc worry and emotional upsets. • » • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable t answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he wl answer one of the most frequent asked questions in his column. QUESTION: Is there a safe wa to bleach the hair on the arm or lees? ANSWER: Probably Ihe safe method is to use hydrogen peroxid the The matter of timing and priorities is important in making up man of the Munitions Board will I this list. Will 1000 tanks be needed find that the war-preparedness job ! immediately or in six months alter is about half done. This is no re- I M-nay? How much fighting will [lection on Donald F. Carpenter, thrre be In Alaska? Is there enough retirfng Munitions Bnard chairman It's just that industrial mobilization planning for a possible next war is too big a job to complete in two years. The Munitions Board staff of 100 experts has for some time been resorting to "clcctirc brains" in an air transport equipment available? Hem- long will the next war last? The job of making a standard catalogue of all the items needed is now about three-fourths completed. Standardization of items is called for vherever possible. Some procurement officers have declared plies aren't big enough to equip a war. Actual purchase of these materials is done by the Treasury's Bureau of Federal Supply. As conceived and authorized by Congress, stockpiling is a $3,500,000,000 program. About $660,000,000 worth of materials were left in stockpiles at the end of the war. EGA—Economic Cooperation Administration—has obtained another $40,000.000 worth from Marshall Plan countries. In the past six months another S525.000.000 worth of materials have been bought through some tracts. effort to speed up its job of finding | iliat if a standard catalogue had what supplies would be needed to win a future war. They refer to these calculators as their "electric War Production Board. " Board Estimates Needs The Job of the Munitions Board is to see that the manpower, raw been available and if the War Production Board had known at the beginning all the items that would be required, a w-ho!c year and many billions of dollars could have been saved. 30 per cent of Army. Navy. materials and manufacturing cap- , and Air Force procurement' is „.,..„., ,,. „ .„ „.„ , 1100 ^ 1 „.„., acity are available to keep Army, | co-ordinated. Army now buys 'all j to win the next, war of production. 3000 separate con- IIj Janu* D. W'hlU AP F«relm Newi Auulrri (F*r DeWitt MacKeufe) For the first time ;lnce IMS, enerallssimo Chiang Kai-Shek as left Chinese soil. This time the stated purpose U i talk over the Communist ques- on In Asia with President Elpidlo uirlno of the Philippines Accompanied by such aides u s publicity expert, Wang Shih- hieh, the gimo has flown In^ orthern Luzon from his island r*J£ ••eat on ""ormosa. An official ource said Chiang and Quirino alked about forming a non-mlli- ary Pacific front against Cora- lunlsm. The visit Is another example of ie gimo's real if reduced impor- ance. He operates in a kind of po- tlcal sub-stratosphere. He has "re- Ired" as president of China, but ot resigned. While no longer the cting titular head of the Chinese overnment, he remains for many easons the Nr 1 non-Communist Mder In his country. Chiivij Still Influential He is still the acknowledged head >f the kuomintang. the govern- uent party. This position entails he following: The government—still the legally ecogniaed government of China— s answerable to him through th« party. So is >he Army. So, are the v'avy and Air Force, which have cut off Red China's foreign trade by enforcing the closure of Red ports without calling what they lave done "Retired" blockade. not. Chiang or still fined to the veteran's hospital 1 Atlanta, On. They all have tube culosis and are taking the bed re treatment. They cannot play ve often, but when they do. they tak their bridge very seriously. Cook thought he, had stretche the bidding a little when he bid two no trump. I cannot criticize that. However, he could not figure out how he was going to make his contract until he remembered something the coach had told him one time at football—on a rainy day you sometimes just kick the ball to the opposition, and hope for n s firmly in the picture. When he called for American aid again-st the Communists last week he commanded widespread attention in the American press. ip» thing he and Quirino talked about is the idea of a Pacific pact against Communism—To be underwritten by thj United States, would be big step beyond political alliance proposed by Pacific front against Communism This itea has been in the head; of non-Communist Asiatic leader? ever since th Atlantic pact, wai announced. Qulrino himself haa discussed it, but, he appears to have had !•• mind a kind of economic union. Chiang, whose armies have lost most of their American equipment to the Reds, would probabls like to see a military defense arrangement which would give him more arm;. U S. Cool to the Idea In any case the United States haa been Cool to the idea from the beginning. Even Prime Ministei Nehru of India pointed out thai Asia is too confused politically tc make such a pact work now. Nehru asked specifically who, foi instance, would sign such a pacl for a place like French Indo- China?—the French, or the Indo- Chinese Nationalists who have been in rebellion against French rule '.early four years? Under such circumstances, the prospects for • Pacific pact don't look too bright as of this moment - However, Chiang's visit to thi Philippines is another way of keeping the idea alive. It also serve* to keep his per.son in the news al a time when there is sentimen' , in Washi"gton to try giving h% some more ?»?lp against the The Communists have given him the biggest boost, however. In Shanghai they let the police work over a young American vice con- One American beaten up Red Shanghai probably The present Co tigress has passed one deficiency appropriation for 5310.000,000 for additional stockpiling. Another bill for $525,000,000 more is pending. They will make the stockpiling program two-thirds complete. During the last war. the U. S. government built about 1600 new facilities t o make w a r supplies. Nearly 500 of these plants are now held in reserve. Plans to put them al) in production are ready. All these plans for production are now being compiled in what Is known to the Munitions Board as "Annex 47.". Tt is the master plan lucky break. That is what he did \ Chiang Kai-Shek's Just as surely as Judas Iscanot betrayed his Master with a kiss, the American Stalinists are using American liberty to mock and destroy American liberty.—Motion picture producer Cecil B. DeMilte. Th* atom bomb cnuld never destroy communism, but 1 think that freedom eventually will- Eric Johnston, president, Motion Picture Association of America* IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskinr Johnson NKA Staff Correspeondenl HOLLYWOOD <NEA> _ One of to keep him eating restilarly. He most remarkable friendships in j landed a r.ile in a play'being'tried become j OIK :n Springfield. But the rule wa>ii't to Ins liking and he gave his Hollywood—one that source ol much ijoort-iuilurcd j Ing—exists between Clark Ga- ! ble ai:d Spencer Tracy. ; Since they lirst were introduced I years ago. llicir paths have crushed and re-crowed. Latest chapter in the G.ible- 'r.icy "feuo" was wrilten recently n a Him set. It wa.s Gable's birlh- rta\ and Tracy wa.s amung the first islto.'s to arrive. Gable was wailing for him nonce, agreeing to continue with 'he company tin til a substitute could bi- found. \Ylicti I he substitute u:is fouml il «as Tracy. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. MrKrnnrj America's C'arri Authority Wrilltn fur SEA Service Need Lucky Break To Win This Game in this hand. He won the opening' lead or the jack of spades in dummy, and cashed four diamond tricks. West made the .nistake ot discarding ft spade, heart and a club. Cook then led n heart, which West won with the queen. He returned * spade. Declarer won the ace, led a heart. West another spade. This was won in dummy, a small club was led and the ninespot finessed. West won with the queen. (The remaining three cards in each hand are underlined.) West decided to cash his spade trick. That was the lucky jreak—East was squeezed. He had to let go the ace ot hearts or the jack or clubs. During the war I had a lot of tun poin£ to various Army and A year later they were playinw in ; N - avv ho5pita | s throughout the adjacent theaters m New York. cml , ltly and dolng can , tricks , or l.able ...as with Alice Brady m the boys. Bob Hawk made an ap- Lovc. Honor and Betray." Tracy ] peal on the radio at that lime for was paying Killer Mears in "The i decks ot cards, and we got clcc>e LK.-I Milt." j t 0 a million and a quarter decks "Looky here. Sprnco." he clior- One rtay Gable had an offer to I made a lot ot these into trick :len, 'and admit defeat" | ^lav Killer Mears in a Los Angles ' Gable pomtcd to a trained news- c company of "The Last Mile." The review | piiper clipping It Irom a Shanghai newspaper a number of years back and il proclaimed "Parneil" as "the best picture of the year." Beneath Ihe review was srrawl- frt in oversized letters "5fl Million Chinese Can't Fie Wronc.." "Parnell." a picture that Gable remembers with reluctance, ha.s provided Tracy with fodder for his continual ribbing of the man he cat's "The Kins." But Trtuy wasn't to be out of his pet jibe .so easily. Alter >cornlully viewing the clipping, he responded slowly: 'Well, KinR. now I know where you belong—in China!" Constant Kidding Tint's the way the kidding has Rone between lhe.se Iwo ever siiicc \ wi-e read: "See the play and catch! :JK- jir.st train west." GaWe saw Spcnce In Ihe play. , l<xi'< rne fir.st train west and pfU- i 1 ci nod his characterization ot MtMrs on Tracy's. A short time later Gable made his film debut at M-G-M. Five years later Tracy joined Gable on the M-G-M payroll. Thrv were together but little un- ; il both were starred in "San 11 H I Fl - llK ' < -co." Then, a mutual worry laikeo | th . lt ll]lmlau ,| y ,, rove d nccdKw, made them confidants and pats. Tough-guy Tracy was worried about playing a priest Gable was worried about playing an atheist. A second picture together. "Test j ! Pilot." bezan their now-noted rib- bme ol each other. During its !i]:n- j decks, so I coulct teaclt the boys how to do some simple card tricks without much practice. r,"" J ;'." " V" [ :iii. Gab e was named feme of the !li'.-y became stars on the same stu-' „,„, „ . . _, „„_? ji- i_, .1.1.. _ _.,__ _ _, movies and Tracy arranged dio lot They never miss a chance to razz each other, yet each is the other's stoutest booster—when the other Isn't around. They first met 20 year." aco. Ga- blr had sivrn up Hollywood because his work as an extra failed suit-] ablf ceremony. Tiie title he gave Gable that day. as he presented j him with a cardboard crown, has ; stuck. i Cook * A92 ¥962 « AQ12 4 A 109 Rubber—Neither vul. South West North t»»l 1 » Pass 2 » Pass 2N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Opening—4 J 12 Scad Courier News Want Adi. Quite often I heard trom some of the boys, and just recently I received p letter from Curtis P. Cook. He snid that the boys 'who played today's hand are all con- good in this country than a political conferences. doe? mort dozen 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — O. Shonyo. malaria control supervisor for northeast Arkansas, lost a job today he didn't know he had. He received a letter statins that his comnr^sion as slate highway police inspector expired July I 1 and that he no was longer eligible to ritle on busses free. Mr. Shonyo said he did not mind not ever having been informed that he had received the appointment except that he hated to think ol those free, bus rides he had missed. On the.Air Waves Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1, 5 Depicted' popular radio star 11 Expunge 12 Interstices 14 Light touch ' 15 Hindu garments 17 Goddess of infatuation 1 8 Preposition 19 Play the part of host 20 Symbol for illinium 21 Cicatrix 24 Son of Seth (Bib.) 26 Night belort an event 27 Unil of \ccight 28 Early English (ab.) 29 Near 30 Revised version (ab.) 31 Jumbled lype 32 Compass point VERTICAL I European nation IRodenl 3 While 4 Bird's home .5 Commodities 6 Operatic solo I Pause 8 Universal language 9 Note in Guido's scale 10 Country II Roof finials 13 Lampreys 16 Measure of area 22 Reluctant 23 Female rufTs 24 Russian storehouses 25 Idea 32 Steps 34 Wealthy men 35 Strike with the open hand 37 Go by 39 Pull after 40 Unusual 41 Maple genus 42 Hebrew letlel 43 Ages 46 Hawaiian wreath 48 Flying mammal 50 Promissory note (ab.) 52 Ot the thing 35 Female sainti (ab.) 3« Fillip 33 Musical note 39 Hang in folds 44 The loiil (Egypt) 45 Be sickly 47 Speedster 48 Genus of ruminant* 49 Get ready SI Arabians 53 She is a radio M Harden!

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