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FAtTE EltrHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, 'APRIL 11, 1949 TUB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER JNEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. ' • ' H W HAINES, Publlsber •JAUE8 L. VCRHOEFF. Editor PAUL D HUMAN, Advertising Manager 8ol« Nation*) Advertising R«presentatlTcc: Wallu* Witmu Co.. New York, Cblctfo, DrtroK . AUanU, Metapfala- ~. Published Ertty AJUrnoon except Sunday Entered u *econd class matter «t the POJ«- eHiee »t Blythtrille, Aik»ns»», under act oJ Canare**, October », 1IU Member ot Th* AnocUted Prea* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: »y carrier in. the city ot Blyth«vllU or any auburbmn town where carrier tervlc* 1* maintained 20c per week, or 85c p«i month By mall, within a radius of SO milei, **.00 pe» •year, ta.OO (or six months. *1.00 (or three months; by mall outside 50 mil* zone $10,00 per yeu payable In advance. Meditations AB* «ery MM that wa* In dltlrCM, and every MM that WM In debt, and e«ery on« that was discontented, {athereil themHlrn unit him; and He heeame a captain aver them: and there were with hint aboat four hundred Men.—1 Samuel £2:1. » » • Demagog"*" " n d as'tators are very imnleas- •nt, but they are Incidents to a Iree and constitutional country, and you must put up with these Inconveniences or do without many important advantages—Disraeli. Barbs Americans scrapped 855,517 passenger «ntos last year. A shortage if adhesive lape? * • • We're riuhinr tnlo the drivlni »ea*nn when arerybodr in the farailj wants »o fa—»nd dad we«ld ll»« ta tell them where. • » » H a girl wants to woiship the 'ground a fellow walks on she should be sjre he jsr.'l a golf fiend. » • • "Bicjcle Prices Down"—advertisement. Now Biarfef we can ride THKM! • • * \ There's a pluce (or everything—except your elbow when you sit between two (at people In a movii. toward depression. .This applies not only to consumers but It- mHiiufaeliirers and • retailers who see those big wartime profits disappearing or who hpie to go back to working hard in a competitive market for what they jfet. Yet there doenn't -seem lo be anything alarming in the state of our economic health. Unemployment is not abnormal. Wages are steady Prices ore eating off. Taxes are not unbearable. No dangerously expanding booms are in sight. The cold war is still tense and unpredictable. It will require judicious decisions to choose effective counter-measures tlial will not cause domestic injury. Those decisions cannot be made in an atmosphere that even approaches panic. And there J3 no discernible reason why they should have to Le. That Makes Everything Just Ducky Only a Movie The RKO picture people have announced that Lav.ime Day (Mrs. Leo Durocher) has been signed to star in a movie called "1 Married a Communist." We hope RKO understand.? that Leo manages the Giants, not the Reds. After all the trouble he has had with Baseball Commissioner Chandler we'd hate to see Leo run afoul the Un-American Activities Committee. VIEWS OF OTHERS Atlantic Union End of 'Boom' Doesn't Necessarily Mean 'Bust' It may not be necessary, at least just yet, to dust off President Roosevelt's assurance that the only thing we have , to fear is fear itself. But there do seem to b« some jitters that are complicating tht economic whatever-il-is that the country is going through now. When Mr. Roosevelt spiike his challenging words in 1933, the nation was gripped by a mental depression that made harder the bard job of recovering from the business depression. Today, as th«.:/igures of various business indexes recede from record heights, a lot of people—businessmen especially—are scared of what lies ahead. And it is doubtless true, as Dr. Edwin G. Nourse says, that "uncertainty might be converted into a feeling of panic." This is not the place tr put down all th« pro-and-con explanations that experts have given tor the present uncertainty. But surely much of the anxiety centers around world events and our government's reaction to them. There is always the chance of an unexpected explosion that could lead to war.There is the matter of economic andimilitary aid to Kurope, and its effect on jaxes and the national debt at home. The're^is uncertainly about the government';! economic aim political policies toward commerce and industry; This last reflects an evident uncertainty within the government itself. One Administration economist says that the forces of inflation have not disappeared. Another says we have been in a recession for several months. A third has christened the adjustment "disinflation." But all the rank-and-filp confusion is not inspired by government. The Wall Street Journal reports that one of the 50 members of the top-drawer Conference of Business Economists said, after a recent closed meeting, that "we've scared each other a little bit." This is natural. The opinions of economists, government or private, professional or amateur, are influenced by their own theories and preconceptions, and possibly by the state of their livers. They can examine tbe same data and come up with « variety ol conflicting conclusions. • But whatever the reasons, it is safe to say that Americans today are a little timid about putting their money into circulation. That is, they are timid as compared, with those flush early postwar days.-The easing of government restrictions on installment buying and stock margins, lower food prices and « beginning of price nils in manufactured gocdt »re all signs of spenders' resistance and of efforts to overcome it. A dollar circulation made sluggish Jay.,timidity .could aggravate a tendency One o( the most inUrestlng and hopeful signs attending the birth of the Atlantic Pact is the movement for a federated Atlantic Union as • a possible development from the pad. It will not attract those self-designated "real- Isis" who put all their faith in military power and worship national sovereignty as an end in itself. It will not please the world federalionists who insist that a restricted federal union ol democracies, as distinct from a world federation open to all willing naUcns, would only split the world more sharply. Yet in the context of today's political realities it offers perhaps the must likely blenrt of realism and idealism to be hoped for at this time. If some degree of actual "community"' is a prerequisite to federal union, as we believe, then It is a lact that there Is coming into conscious existence an Atlantic community, bound together by much more than the needs of military defense. Unfortunately, it cannot be snid in any comparable sense that a ivurlri community exists at the present time, devoutly though that end is to be worked for. The disunited United Nations is an accurate mirror of th« .'acts. The regional group- Ings possible under tho UN charter could give the world organization an even jieavier load ol disunity to bear, if they were no more than military alliances; but raistd to Ihe level of moral Idealism required for federal un-.on, they could help to make the UN more effective. Supporting the Idea of Atlantic Union are such men as former Secretary ot War Patterson and former Undersecretary of 3tate Clayton, hardly to be dismissed as starry-eyed. Supporting it also Is Clarence Strsil, who heretofore has opposed Ihe sort of alliances represented by the Atlantic Pact but who nov recognizes the possibility of its being the first step in an evolution toward a "union of the free." To the world federalists who are fighting for « real world government we would say: Keep up the vastly Important work of educating public opinion toward such an ideal goal. But let us recognize that an Atlantic Union in a divided world could help lo heM" rather than widen the breach and so hasten the day ol ultimate world government. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY Three-Power German Decision Is Notable Move Toward Peace • * By DeWiit MacKenrie Change in United States Relations With Spain Looms Since Present Policy Fails to Get Results fs'K A By Peter Kdson Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NBA)— The United States now linds itself at a turning point on relations with Franco Spain. The present policy of official non-recognition of Franco's government is not producing desired results. The purpose of not having a U. 3. ambassador in Madrid was to encourage the Spanish people to change government and kick Franco out. It has had just the opposite effect. Resenting foreign interference, the Spanish government has now placed Franco more solidly in the saddle than he ever was before. Tills policy of seeking Franco's ouster was laid down by the United Nations nearly three years ago. After nearly a year's debate, the UN eneral Assembly in December. 1946. passed a violently anti-Franco resolution. The preamble criticized the Franco government for iU record during the war and its undemocratic policies since. One article then called on all United Nations members to withdraw their ambassadors from Madrid. A second article banned Spain from participation all UN activities until It re-established a democratic form of government. At the time this resolution was adopted the U.S. delegates expres- ed grave doubts-that it would res- rid as charge d'affaires since ambassador Norman Armour was recalled In December, 1946. But no matter how competent a diplomat Is, he can't throw his weight around effectively if he doesn't have full ambassadorial rank. So Culberlson's efforts have been considerably hampered. There has been a fair amount of trade with Spain. Its exports the U.S. were valued at about $36,000,000 in 1948. By conservative estimates, this trade could easily be doubled If the Spanish government would go about It in the right way. This would involve first some thorough reforms In the Spanish government, to build up its domestic economy. Its currency would have to be revalued and its foreign exchange rates stabilized. Instead of doing these things the Spanish government apparently has chosen to follow an utterly fantastic policy of putting on a big prop- oganda drive to sell Franco in the United States. This lobbying and social entertaining to win friends and influence people Is costing plenty of money, Nevertheless, the constant wail of the Spanish government has been on how short of dollars it is and how much It needs loan. More dollars could easily be earned by building up thicr foreign trade. But that would be too sens- ult in Frnnco's overthrow. But the i ible. too practical. So the Spaniards U.S. voted with the majority to apply the hent. Rrlationi Not Completely Broken Not all relations have been broken with Franco Spain. Paul Club- ertson. one of the best of the U. S. foreign service career officers, has represented the U.S. at Mad- go about It the hard way by try- tug to peddle Franco as the head o a government "more democrat!) than the socialism of HTnglandJ There hasn't been a free, demo cratic election in Spain for years Spain's Argument* are Familiar Arguments used to convince the American people that Franco is the icople's choice are of course familar: Franco has been consistently inti-Comnumist. Franco didn't join he war on the side of the Axis. Franco did business with the Allies. Finally, it is now claimed that the J.S. needs Spain for air bases in case Russia goes to war against vcstern Europe. Military experts view this last with considerable doubt. All this is heading for a showdown at the forthcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The Russian wants the 1946 anti-Franco resolution made tougher. The Latin jloc wants the resolution repealed. President Truman and the U.S. State Department have not announced what the American policy is going lo be. A recent speech by Assistant Secretary of State Dean Rusk was interpreted as indicating; that the U.S. would support repeal of the UN resolution. Careful reading of this speech shows nothing ol the kind. Rusk was picking his words with extreme caution. He didn't commit the U. S. to anything. A likely outcome is the the U. S. delegation at the General Assembly will support retention of much of the preamble of the UN, censuring Spain for Us undemocratic government. Then the U.S. may support repeal of the enacting clauses which broke off diplomatic relations and barred Spain from joining the UN subsidiary agencies. If that Is what comes out, It should be a warning that to get full support from the United States, foreign governments should set thajr houses in order and give their'com- mon people a better break. Th* DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written lor NBA Servfce Glandular fever or infectious mononucleosis, as It is generally known by medical men, la probably caused by an infection, very likely a virus. Slight loss of appetite and vague pains here and there are common early symptoms. Slight fever Is the general rule. In some people there is nausea, vomiting and a little pain In the abdomen. In mild cases ihere may be headaches and lack of pep. Enlargement ol the lymph glands In the neck, in the armpits, groin, and elsewhere Is common. The blood shows changes which are important in making the diagnosis. The number of white cells in the blood, sometimes called the leukocyte count, is increased. When the blood Is smeared on a glass slide, stained and examined under the microscope, it will show a peculiar type of cell which was formerly cpllrd a monocyte which has given the name now applied to the disease. Diagnosis Difficult Except for these cells and a complicated special test of the blood called the heterophile antibody test, the symptoms of infectious mononucleosis are like those of many other conditions. For this reason the diagnosis is often long delayed and sometimes hot made at all. Infectious mononucleosis is particularly common in young people. It is difficult to tell how long the condition will last because the beginning Is often so vague. In most people the fever, however, lasts less thnn two weeks, though in a few it m?.y persist for a long time. There is no good treatment for infectious mononucleosis nor is treatment particularly important 1 because the disease is usually mild | and recovery usually takes place j without treatment in a short time. | However, some may feel rather run down for a long time. Not: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from reader?. However, each day he will answer one of the most fre- q-jenlly asked questions in his column. « • • QUESTION: I have had a bad smelling breath which has caused me much embarrassment. What can be done for this? ANSWER: The cause must first be found. There are many possible causes fur bad breath. The cause may lie in the mouth itself, bad teeth or bad gums, or there may be some organic cause elsewhere in the body, particularly the digestive tract or the lungs. Finally, bad breath is sometimes caused by smoking or by food or drink. 75 Years Ago In Blytheviitt IN. HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent It is encouraging to Democrats lo know that (Republican Chairman Hugh) Scoll is back on Ihe road taking those leftover 1948 campaign speeches to the college campus, lor It brings to thoughtful young peopk- examples of Republican antedeltivianlsm which they would .not Believe without seeing.—Vincent M. Gaughan, executive secretary. Young Democratic Clubs, offering to" book speaking dates for GOP Chairman Scott. • . • • There is either going to be a third World War or a <;reat era of peace. But there Isn't going to be any depression because the American people just won't have one. 'The pecple havf made up their minds and (hat's that.—Clare Boothe Luce, author-playwright, former congi esswoman from [mm Connecticut * * • Labor wants outright repeai of Ihe iniquitous Tali-Hartley slatute and protection from oppressive legislation of any kind so that the workingman may have the same rights bctore the law as any other citizen.—John U Lewis, president, united Mine Workers. • » « In the long run, labor can gain only as American Industry llsclf continues to prosper and expand.—Charles E. Wilson, president. General Electric Co.. blasting the CIO national program as being "nakedly socialistic." • • • WB are the greatest power on earth If there is another world war th^re is no escapnig our involvement as IU chief target,—Sen. Arllnir H. Vandenberg (R) of Mlchigen. • • * Of all lhe democratic processes of government, Selective Service has to be the most truly typical because it deals with the grass roots of the nation.—Col. Campbell C. Johnson, assistant to Dratl Director Hcishej. i By Krskine .lohnson N'KA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD— tNEA) —Producer Hal Wallis is introducing a slick French chick named Corinnc Calvet BS Hurt Lancaster's leading lady in "Rope of Sand." It is Wains' belief that Is Ihe hottest thing in Hollywood since they burned mgrid Bergman at the stake. "Honest." one of Wallis' press agents said, "this gal will rlst your blood pressure. Come on over and we'll show you some scenes from the picture." The press agent was mighty ', clever about It. A Paramount nurse named Lillian Rock was there to take my blood pressure while I looked at Corlnne on the screen. Nurse Rock is a professional lady, so of course she thought it rather ridiculous. She smiled frlcnrtly- Ilke while she unpacked her blood pressure gauge, but her eyes told me her heart wasn't in It. She look my blood pressure— "128 over 70." she said. Then 1 sat back and saw a sequence Irom the picture In which Corinne rips off part of her dress, .rying lo compromise Claude Rains ,n a hotel room. Corlnne Is mighty easy on the eyes, indeed, and 1 was sorry that the film ended so gutckly. Nurse RncV look by blood pressure again. "A hundred and forty-five over 76." she said. The disbelief was gone from her face. "I'll be darned." she said, "really did go up." I'm not sure whether It was because of Corinne or those onions I had for lunch. "Slinks" Returns "Mr. Slinks" Is back Irom the there's always that one ego-deflator from Mr. Stinks saying. "H stinks." Then came the war and "Hr. Stinks" was drafted. He wound up j In the South Pacific, and liking | every motion picture they showed I Corinne | him. But now he's back. ' i Director Robert Slodmak showed ' a batch of audience reaction cards j ! on his latest film. "The Great I Sinner." Two hundred cards raved about the film. One was in familiar handwriting. It read: "H stinks. ' "I wish," Siodmak said. "Ihat he was back in the South Pacific." Nole from reader Howard Harrin: "I don't mind people eating popcorn In movie theaters but the other night I went to see the French picture. 'Symphonic Pastorale,' and the guy In back of me was eating I French toast." | The James Masons' book. "The ! Cats In Our Lives," vjll hit the I book stalls soon. Some of the eats ; are the two-footed variety... .Albert Dckker. once a California stale atticmblyman, is finished with poll- Sec HOLLYWOOD on Pane 10 busy most of the experts are In other fields. Lee Hazen, a Ne.w York attorney and a member of the team who recently won the Vamierbilt Cup national knockout teani-of-four championship, is active in the national bridge orgaization and in the New York bridge unit. He is also chairman of the card committee of the | New York Bridge Whist Club. Lee graduated from Columbia University in 1926 anl then took up law at New York University, graduating- in 1929. He was a four- letter athlete in his school days. He. once broke the quarter mile track record, but unfortunately it April 11. 1934 The Rev., and Mrs. Stewart Salmon announce the birth of a son born yesterday at Blytheville Hospital. The largest payment under the 1933 cotton acreage reduction program was on for $84,000 to Lee Wilson Co., of Wilson. This was for the plowing under of more than 1.500 acres of cotton according to an official analysis of the government checks sent out by the Agricultural Adjustment Administration. A meeting of the Blytheville "Share Our Wealth" society will be held in the court house tonight 7:30 according to Seph O'Brien secretary of the group. After the business meeting there will be discussion on the proposal to organize common labor here. the opponents go to six clubs, what am I going to do now?" South failed to cash the ace of diamonds, so Lee made seven spades. At the other table the hand was played at six hearts doubled, which was defeated. Al' Foreign Affairs Analyst Agreement at long last among America, Britain and France fo^iie establishment of a German fe«jfal republic — comprising their three zones—is a further notable move towards peace and rehabilitation for Western Europe. This momentous development contemplates the removal of allied military control over Western Germany as soon as the proposed republic Is established. Allied civilian authority will be substituted and will be come mainly supervisory. A defeated, war-torn, disinemljer- ed and embittered Reich has constituted a growing menace lo European recovery. Only a decade ago Germany was the keystone of continental economy. Europe cannot be put on its feet until that keystone Is .restored economically. Unfortunately the Soviet occupied zone of Germany remains outside the proposed republic because of the failure of the four powers to . agree. However, the threc-powsr agreement leaves the way open for Russian participation, and US. Secretary ol State Acheson said yesterday that it provides a basis tor increased hope that the Western powers and Russia may solve their difficulties. Russia Can Join in Kan Should Russia not see fit to unite the Eastern zone with its djj^-iT states, the new government wot;ld lack o rich area which includes the once proud metropolis of Berlin— hub of communications for the whole continent. Still the threa western zones could be constructed into a prosperous and important republic. They contain great resources, including the iron and steel of the Ruhr—one of the world's most important industrial areas. The agreement among the three Wes'orn powers was brought about almost overnighj during conferences in Washington. British Foreign Secretary Bevin and French Foreign Minister Schuman were among the group of foreign chiefs assembling in the American capital for the signing of the Atlantic pact. So Sec- re'.ary of State Acheson, Bevin and Schuman seized this opportunity to tackle the German problem again. The results were startling. The three powers had been in disagreement for a long time over the vital issues of what sort of government should be established and how it should be adapted to the economic position of Western Europe, fyjfl had been particularly laslstent flRU no action should be taken whfch would permit Germany to acquire fresh war strength.—an understandable attitude, since France was trampled under the hob-nails of Germany military thrice in some TO years. Offers Opportunity to Reform However, there was a give and take in (he Washington parley and France was satisfied. The aim of the three allies "of course hasn't been to ham-string Germany economically but only to prevent a revival of military power and to maka sure there is no recrudescence of Killerhm. That Ism, by the way, still has some live roots in the Reich. An announcement in Washington regarding the allied agreement said the aim is to permit the German people to exercise democratic self government. Under the proposal the German government will negotiate its own European recovery agreement with the United States, and "should participate as a full member in the organization for European economic cooperation." We have a right to hope that this development will create a far more healthful atmosphere in Western Europe. The Germans are a proud people, and their bitterness and despair in defeat has worked against rehabilitation. The gateway now will be opened U> give them to a new and straight road to^jb* form and rehabilitation. "Y The adjutant, a land bird of the stork family, is named for it's measured walk—which is a caricature of a self-important military man. Reindeer McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Br William E. McKenney America's Card Authority" Written for NEA Service Switch to Spades Kstablishes Suit Army and there's a murderous Rleam In (lie eyes of every producer and director In Hollywood. i "Mr. Stinks" Is a Hollywood character who has gone to almost every snci\k preview In the past is years. He gels an audience reaction card ant" writes, whether J bridge champions come from il the picture Is good or not, "H walks of life, for some reason most stinks." j players still think thai the expert There can bf 12S cards sjylng j do nothing but piny bridge. They th« picture Is scnsullonal but' would bt surprised to know how Br Wllllim E. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service Although I frenquenlly say that A None V 1063 « 842 f 4 K Q J 10 6 5 3 4 10964 3 V952 «,i in + AM W E S Deafer 4 J 7 S V J8 Hazen *AKQ82 V AKQ74 » K75 4 None » AQ9S3 4872 Tournament — Neither vul. South West North E»st Pass Pass 34 44 5 4 Pass Pass 5 A Pass 6 * Pass Pass 11 HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted variety of reindeer 8 It is native in Amei ica 1.1 Kitchen tools never got in the book because the winner of the race naturally cs tablished a belter record. He play ed semi-professional baseball ant once had the privellge of playin with Lou Gehrlg, and another tim against Babe Ruth. Today's hand helped Lee and hi tenm to win one of their matche In the Vanderbilt Cup tournamen The most interesting feature of th hand Is Lee's cue-bid of four club then the bid of five spades. Whe asked why he did not bid fiv hearts, Lee explained that his part ner knew that he had hearts. If th opponents bid six clubs, when to him again h came nround could bid six hearts, thus givin his partner a chance to bid s spades. "If I bid "ve hearts the second round," said Let, "and vWl.m 18 Sesame l9Norlhes.iV (ab ) 20Rmootho« 22 Foot (ab. > 23 Unbleached 25 Stor.v 27 Peruse 28 Imitated 29 Hypothetical structural unit 30 Regius pi-oEessor (ab.) 31 Chinese river 32 Tellurium (symbol> .I. 1 ;' "Emerald Isle" 35 Unprofessional ,18 Aria 30 Thciefore 40 Kilolitei (ab 1 41 Ruined 47 NcK^tive reply 48 Not in good health 50 Conie in 51 Jump M Civil Wnr general 54 Animate 5iH Command 5?Cooking vessel VERTICAL 1 Intersection 2 Each 3 Col or 4 Preposition 5 Carry 6 Shield bearing 7 Employs R Short lelter 9 Opus (ab ) 10 Soak flax 11 Toy 12 Stopped 1 7 Rupees (ab ) 20 Desserls 21 Alarmed 24 Dried g/ape U 0 0-R &. £. N A A O 1 * |P fi. & A T P R e o v 1 t /// p E <* O i A F /A ^ Y E. A H W l 3 •| /% A N N A T m n ! u y fc J 3 1 \\ JV D K t L> p 1 fj i p (. 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