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PACK SIX BLHUEVTM.E (ARK.) COUBIER NEWS THE BLVTHEVILLE COUB1ER MEWS THE OOCIKUK NZW* OQ H W HJkiNUi, Publtebv JAMES i, VEKHOET* FAtJL O HUMAH. AdrarttelBt •oto N»ttoe»l WtUta* Wttmct Co. New York. ChloMO DMroft FutticMd even Afttrwxcj Except Sunday office »t eiyltwvtll*. Arkanu* undci cot <* ITEM, Octobei » 1911 tltmt^i ot Tttt Pr«a« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carriet ID the dtj ol Blytteviu* suburban town when ctrrtei service tt tuned '."Oc pel week 0) Hie pel mootb Bj mall, wjuiir a radnu ol 60 mile* MOb pet ye»r. $2.1X1 lot sU months $1.00 (ot three month*: by maU outf.de 60 mil* tone HOjOO pel real payable ID advance Meditations But he knoneth the way I hat I take; when he hath tried me, 1 shall come forth as fuld.— Job 23:10. * * * " We win half the battle when we make up our minds to take the world as we find It, including the thorns.—O. 5. Marden. Barbs Water shortage brought numerous bans on garden sprinkling. We hope you like wilted lettuce. * » » The batbinf jal of today doesn't look any- thinr IIJce the did five year& a$o— but the men •re looking just the same. * * '* Now that June has passed, here's hoping that •11 the love that was easy to make is easy to keep. » • * A new drag Is said Ui •'flatten" Influenza nith- ta a day. Just what's Influenza's been doing (o us. * * * This'U eliher Irritate you or make you leel better: lt'5 midwinter right now In Australia. City Stop •'s Use of Airline is Vita! to CAB Whether Blytheville is designated as an airline slop may hinge more on a survey which is being made by tlie Chamber of Commerce than on any other factor over which local authorities have any control. The^survey is being made to determine what use merchants, farmers and citizens in general here and in the surrounding territory would make of airline services if Blytheville should be designated as a stop. It goes without saying that Blylhe- ville and the entire area would benefit, but before the Civil Aeronautics Board acts favorably on any proposal, it first must have assurance that the airline services will be used to such an extent that the top would prove profitable for the airline operators. In order to get the services, Blytheville and other communities in the area would have to provide a substantial number of airline passengers, make wider use of the airplane in transmission of letters, and likewise make fullest possible use of air freight and air express. If representatives of the Chamber of Commerce can present before the CAB proof of the need for the service, and proof that the need is great enough to make the operation profitable for the airline operators, then it should be a fairly easy matter to see the facilities at the Blytheville municipal airport become the center of activity not only for this city, but also a large number of others to the north, east, south and west. In order to assist the Chamber of Commerce in obtaining the accurate information needed, every business firm should lend its fullest co-operatio,, in the move to obtain estimates of the use which will be made of the aivluie services. Fanners and farm equipment dealers should find the faster service which the airlines can provide a valuable scrv- ice m obtaining replacement parts for 'arm machinery. Many throughout the area should find the airmail service highly advantageous, not to mention the passenger service feature which would permit in- divides to board a plane here instead- of travelling to Memphis in heavy motor traffic to reach an airport where the sKyliners stop. Blytheville could easily be a stop on the north-south flight between Memphis and St. Louis, and likewise it would be served by the line operating between NMhville, Tenn., and Tulsa, Okla. Either of the designations would be good and it is not too much to hope that eventually it might be both. But, in the event Blytheville wins such a designation, it will be up to Blytheville and the area to make sufficient use of the air facilities to justify the stops. Blytheville has an airfield which can accomudale the large planes. Let's use it. Beauty Undisturbed Worried th«t down-to-earth human values are being smothered under an avalanche of political and economic complexities these days? Then take heart from the words of a federal power official. Emerging from a dry-as-dust "field study" meeting of U. S. and Canadian power authorities at Niagara Falls, N. Y., this gentleman went out of his way to reassure us that any new power projects will not be allowed to mar the scenic qualities of that fabled cataract. Prospective honeymooners can still dream of the falls as pictured on colored postcards. But it isn't clear yet where our ingenious power engineers are going to hide their giant turbines. WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 1949 VIEWS OF OTHERS 'On the Road to Statism? James F. Byrnes has now reiterated Ills recent, warning that the United States is "on the road to statlsm." In politically minded Washington ne was promptly eltlier hailed as a unmcl come 10 Judgment or denounced as a deserted Jrom New Deal-Fair Deal ranks. Bui most, ordinary foils were less inclined to look for political motivations and Implications than to ask, "Is lie right 1 /" For among thoughtful Americans there is a considerable uneasiness about, where Increasing pressures for governmental Intervention are carry- Ing the nation. Mr. Byrnes was extreme in hLs picture of every citizen as an "economic slave, pulling an oar i n lhe ga |ic y of lhc stale » Blu with taxes taking 25 per cent ol the national Income, it Is a fact that the citizen is working one week out oj each motuh for Hie government. It U a fact also that the individual has. become far more dependent on the state than formerly. On this question we need some perspective. :t Is not easy to say where statism begins. Some would sny that government operation of the post office started It. Gladstone called the graduated income tax communism, and It does work toward state equalization or wealth. Tariffs, the Homestead Act, all kinds ol subsidies, currency control, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and TVA-ali these ante-New Deal mcisurei represented distinct intervention ot the state. Then came things like social security, NRA, WPA, minimum wages, subsidized school lunches, and farm price supports. Now Americans have proposals for public housing, for expanded social security, compulsory medical insurance and other measures for governmental action designed to Insure full employment or relieve the citizen from hardships. The United States has not gone so far toward a welfare state as Britain, where 40 per cent of the national Incomes goes into ''public services." If America is on the road to statism now, It was on It when Mr. Byrnes was pushing New Deal legislation through the Senate. But thai is no reason for disregarding his warning, it u rather a reason for trying to make distinctions, for weighing the value of alternatives. lor selling up danger signals where the chasm of statism is plainly visible! ; One criterion should be the amount of national income absorbed by governme.it. Tax policies can badly cripple and even destroy free enterprise, and bloc pressures for this welfare project or that continually push taxes up. A second test should be whether the state'! measures to ease hardship produce what Harold Stassen has called a "brcakfast-ln-bed" economy. For instance, compulsory medical insurance would lake care not merely of the big crises or vastly expensive illnesses which may strike an Individual but of any medical care he may desire, Including many charges lor which he could provide by voluntary Insurance. Clearly this is paternalism run rampant So. too. are such forms of farm supiwrt as might go so far as to guarantee every larmcr a living. Clearly this sort of thing a open U) trie gravest political abuses. And even when it does not go tar in positive curtailment ol trectlom, it can still remove from the Individual the responsibility lor making choices and exercising initiative Without joining the comfortable ultra-conservatives who shudder at any change, we can say that the time has come to slop. look, and listen. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. SO THEY SAY We must, anticipate that the Soviet lactic will be to attempl to wear us do™, to cxasiieratc us, to keep probing for weak spots thty can exploit, and we must cultivate firmness and patience to a degree we Have never before required.—Ll.-Gen. Walter Bedell Smith, former U. S. ambassador to Russia. • • • Every Czech and Slovak Catholic must realize that his time of test has come ,ln which lie Has to tell the sheep from the . wolves In sheep's clothing, and that In Issues of religions Iroedom there can Be no compromise whatever.—Archbishop Joset Beran ot Prague. * • • Negroes of tlie entire world won't tight against the Soviet Union. Instead, they will do everything to defend the country which within one generation terminated the age-old backwardness of colonial peoples.—Negro baritone Paul Robe-son. + t * Tlie unaudited conduct of its alfalls by any single service is an open invitation to spentt- tnritt defense. And the waste of our resources In spendthrift defense Is an invitation to disaster. —Secretary of Defense Louis Johnsun. * * * It appears lo be regretted that lascism was destroyed rather Mian the Soviet Union.—Suva N. Kosanovic, Yugoslav ambassador to the U. S. and Mexico. A Peculiar Bird Is the Pelican Britain's Money Troubles Run Much Deeper Than Mere Dollars PETER EPSON'S Washington News Notebook Senators Try Artful Dodge in Effort To Pass Buck to Truman on Economy By Peter Ed^on NRA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA) — This Senate resolution whick senk.s Lo lorce Uie President to cut federal expend ill. res by from 5 to 10 per cent probably won't get very far. It might pass the Senate. Chances that it would get through the House are slimmer. This artful dcxlge of congressional responsibility was first proposed by Sen. Alillard Tyihtigs of Mnry- and in mid-May. Senator Tyriings proposed congressional salaries should be cut. That didn't get any place, naturally. Then Republican Senators Bridges of New Hampshire and Wherry of Nebras- the war. Material Scarcity developed Big unemployment ' didn't develop, but a great shortage of biuJd- ing materials did. To provide mate rials for housing imd private construct ion, tne President put out n temporary .stop-work order on all projects not actually started. The howl from Congress was immediate. Any district iis which a government coiistniction project •«-as held up sent a delegation to Washington to protest it was being discriminated against. In September the President na< * t° as ^ *- ne Budget Bureau to review the cuts. ka gave the idea a whirl. Finally j Most of them were eventually re- Sen. John McCleUan of Arkansas, j .stored. That's what happens all too chiiirman of the Senate Committee j frequently when the. executive work? bill, to resume construction Could Eliminate Projects Entirely on many projects stopped during Take flood control, for instance. McCiellan resolution on Expenditures, picked up the ball and ran with it. Sixty-two senators — 37 Republicans and 25 other Democrats— have now Joined McCLellan in support of this proposal to pass the buck and branch of the government tries to save money. It would probably nap- pen again this time. The responsibility for appropriating money for federal government operations vests eviUvely. \vUh the all responsibility for economizing Congress. There Is no precedent for o the President. While tha t ike a lot of strength, It Is tile 1m- j of this Idea that will! probably kill U. eventually. allowing Congress to appropriate hti?e sums, then allowing the President to "veto" such sections of appropriation bills as he might be If by some fluke the McCiellan j required to cut. 'evolution should become law. and | President Truman's cut-s of near- 1 the President carried out its In- ! ly S100.OCO.OCO.000 of war appropri- ent to the letter, the screams of lotions after V-J Day were all au- inguish from the congressmen . thorized by specific items in nets of hcmselves would be terrific. ''All | contri ess The President didn't Just •ou have to do is remember back to arbitrarily make these economics, to know that. If (he McCiellan re.wliition were At the end of the war, there was some fear of considerable unemployment. The President twice asked Congress for public works appropriations to provide Jobs, tn July. 1916. Congress passed a $2.000.000.000 flood control and public tor cula in pft'ecl for only a short time and if (lie President wanted to be really mean about It, he would have the opportunity to get even with some of his pet peeves in Congress, by projects in their states The limit would cuis in any one agency to 20 per cent of its total apropriation Flood control is the work of Army Corps of Engineers. The total Armj appropriation is approximately 34,000,000,000. A 2o per cent cut of that would oe $800,000.000. The Senate- approved total for rivers and harbors work next year is $751,600,000. Under the McCiellan resolution, the President could cancel it all, though he probably wouldn't. Imagine wha t would happen if the President had to cut crop loans or price support payments on /arm products. Imagine what would happen if regulations had to be tight- Th* DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin p. Jordaji, M. D. Written for NEA Service Both sunstroke and heat exhaustion are serious conditions, it is far better to prevent than to treat (hem. All that is necessary Is to avoid exposure. Except lor the occasional person who cannot avoid the heat there is no excuse for getting these unfortunate reactions at all. In serious sunstroke or heatstroke there Is complete loss of consciousness. The face develops a peculiar red flush and the skin s hot and dry. Fever, sometimes up to 109 degrees or more, may be present. Both the pulse and breathing are abnormal. It is a highly dangerous condition. If the victim can be kept alive for two days recovery is probable. However, one attack increases the susceptibility to heat in the future. In sunstroke, the normal methods which the body has of maintaining Us neat regulation seem to be entirely upset, it calls for prompt a nd even ran ten 1 trca t ment. Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion is a loss severe reaction to hot sun or excessive hc-at. It is related to sunstroke and shades gradually into the more serious conrUion. However, most physicians differentiate between heat exhaustion and sunstroke because the latter is so much dangerous. In heat exhaustion, the principal symptoms are dizziness, excessive sweating, decrease in the amoun of urine, a feeling of gre.it weakness, paleness and a rapid pulse rate and breathing rate. Generally speaking, j;eop!e do not lose consciousness with heat exhaustion. Sometimes muscles of the abdomen or the limbs develop pain of a cramp-like nature. The month temperature is likely to be below normal or only slightly raised. Heat exhaustion tends to come on much more slowly than sunstroke; headache, loss of appetite, constipation and muscular weakness niay precede for several days the des'eloprnent of characteristic symptoms. Rest in a cool place for quite a long time may be enough to take care of heat exhaustion but, other measures also may be necessary. Note: Dr. Jordan Is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently nskccl questions in his column. THE DOCTOR ANSWERS iilzhlBn Ky Edwin I*. Jordan, M- I>QUESTION: will diet have any effect on healing infected sinuses? ANSWER: There is no reason to believe that diet will help chronic sinusitis. By Jimec D. White AP Foreign News Analyst (Fur DeWilt Mai-Kenzle) One of the big reasons for Britain's nto'f »y trouble goes far deeper than dollars. This is the fact that Britain'* [>lace In the scheme of world business can never he what it used to be. Under the right conditions It might be as great, but never the same. In the oW days the sun never ' set on the British empire. Britfl Brlfcfflfh ' hat givV ' ened rights to reduce GI bill of benefits or veterans' pen- The McClellan resolution coutrt- n't touch interest payments on the public debt, amounting to $5.000.- OCO.COO a year, Also, there are S9,- OCO.000,000 expenditures called for next year by congressional authorizations from previous years. They couldn^ be cut back. Contracts for government projects already under construction and for the purchases of planes snd other military supplies already ordered couldn't be canceled without tremendous Joss. Budget Bureau now estimates that fixed commitments on which no cuts could be made total $24,- OGO.COO.OCO On an estimated $42,- COO.000,000 budget, that would leavo 318.COD,OGO,CGO on which the cut* would have to be made. To save trom S^.IOD.COO.OOO to SK20a.C03.000 on that amount \vould mean a cut of from 12 to 24 per cent—net a 5 to 10 pei cent cut as Senator Mc- Clcllan proposes. programs, and won top honors. Now, at 27, Dolph is on a New York radio staff, anil his great ambition is to celebrate his 20th year in concert music with another concert nt Carnegie Hall this year. Dolph's trio at Cavo's spend their their rest periods playing cards, but since there are only three of thein, they usually play gin rummy or pinochle. However, they also play fast and furious three-handed auction bridge game. Whoever buys the contract gets the dummy, which is face down during the bidding. I remember playing this game years ago, and generally our first bid was two no trump. But when today's hand came up, one of the boys in he trio, sitting South, opened the idding with four spades. The king of hearts was opened nd won in d ummy w i th the ace. The ace and king of spades were ashed, and West won the third pade. He returned a diamond. ?ow, even though you can count 2 tricks, declarer made only 11. If declarer had cashed all of his spades and the ace and king of lubs. West would have been queezed. He couM not hold the queen of hearts and all then dia- nonds, and declarer could have nade a small slam. colonist sons made deals th: the mother country t'ls world's highest living standard at the time, ' Tliis is no longer possible now that ' the empire is changing into i union of equal • pai'tner-nationi, One of Britain's 'irofitable oper- ' ations under the okl system was to buy raw materials in the lands her armed forces held. These raw ' materials were taken to England and made into finished: consumer i goods. These consumer goods were I shipped back to the colonies and sold to the "natives/' Colonial Picture Changes This worked until the "natives" began making their own goods and getting fir^sh new ideas about running their own show generally. There came a time when the cost of keeping s^me colonies in that condition, outran the predictable return. As a people, the Brittsli never got, so nearsighted while clipping coupons from colonial Investments that "I they couldn't read the 'handwriting on the wall. They led all colonial powers " i thinking up a civilized way to avoid the explosion that could have taken place if the colonial world had ^ot a flat "no" : to its demands for freedom. Transforming an empire ol sub- ' sen-lent colonies into a commonwealth of equal partners is one of [ the major po'Uical feats of history. J It isn't finished yet, but is well ; on its way and the British, Afe ; largely responsible. ^ Britain had to tackle the dell- ; cale part ol this just as she emerg- 'I ed exhausted from World War II "| and faced a postwar world that '. had turned to other suppliers. Some of her own dependencies, to whom she now owed money for the war, were buying elsewhere. Lesson for Other Nations Within the framework ol the • new commonwealth, she has tried to rebuild her trade with these areas, and hns partly succeeded. But the basic fact Is that they are no . | longer economic colonies In the old sense. In other words, the old BrltaEn : was »s ri-'- us she was partly be- ; cause of her colonies. The colonial economic system through which i they added to her wealth is on Us way out. Britain now competes in world markets on a different '-.I basis, and her resources and tech-;T niques have not yet proved up tOi ;: | the job. iff America has taken her place aafcj chief supplier of finished goods £ to the world, and the demand forl such American goods has put the^'l Yankee dollar ahead of the pound}:'! sterling as the world's most wanted r| money. Britain hersett must seek dollars, ^:1 so she can buy things she needs "J from this country, or from demanding dolIarB. But these are secondary things.V' The basic fact seems to be that it Britain ain't what she used to be. 7 That was a factory foe a colonial ; world wliere srie hart the Inside--' track to buy and sell pretty much ! j on her own terms. IN HOLLYWOOD NK.l Staff Correspondent HOLLYW OO —INEA1— After 15 years writing about Hollywood I'm premiere-happy. Searchlights plnying tag in the iky turn m into a groveling ;oward and T ri-sh home and hide jcbind the packing boxe.s tn the There was a I hue when I was avtd premiere-goes. Premieres v.Tre on my beat. I was young and I could (,-ilce It. Hollyivnod can't open a door without crowds, searchlights and a master «T crrrmonlrs — and I went lo all kinds of premieres. T went to premieres of million dollar movies, hot dog stands, .swimming pools. niphL rlubs, drugstores. ft fishing barge, gasoline stations, 'cc Tenm parlors rjatli- hi£ suits, photography studios, a new line of girdles and shoeshinc stands. Why, I even went to the premiere of ft doR kennel. It was owned by Charley Haggles and T remember thai the guests were served, little sandwiches 1" the shape of dog biscuits. There were assorted kinds of liquid wash them down and no one seemed to mind. Maybe thosi dop-blscuit sandwiches started turning ivic into a premiere-hater. I can't remember tilings loo clcarlv, I STANPARI) EQUIPMENT ! AH I can see now, looking back, is a fuzzy montage of search lights and string crowds, portable bars and three-piece orchestras, screaming fans packed Into makeshift bleachers, white-coated waiters standing behind lone bi'f- fe' tables and prr^s aenif* - ..... "1- Insr my ears with Inforimtinn. Those press agenu gave me ea ul i 1 1 owe r ears n nd now whe n I •-rr srnn.rhligVits and run and hide in flier basement tny ears still ache. I m premiere-happy and there's unt escape. ,Sonir(i«nes, when T'»i hiding. T rcmcmhrr my premlrre-goinp flays vrrv vividly, There was the very first one. the opening of "Ci ma iron" at the Orphenin (heater in Los Angeles Tlie M rcet out front also opened that night. There was a sewer explosion "nd big iron manhole cover went ^trnight up tn the air and made a rather indelicate tnrccd landing through the windshield of omebody's sleek limo; sine, Tl i e ot h c r.s we re I ess e xplosive >>ut just is unpredictable. 1 ri'inembc Alice Faye. In a uliite evpi.ing gown, sitting down on a chocolate eclair at the premiere of a Sunset Strip night club and someone (the name escapes me> falling ••-• a fish pond beside tlie dance floor on trie premiere nlEhi of a Hawaiian bistro on Melrose Ave. For sheer madness there was the prenvere of "New Wine" in ch.nmnncnc winery about 30 miles fr^m Hollywood. There was a: champagne dinner earlier In the evening. You couldn't just order a glass of chamnacne — you got a big magnum. Not one 'nagnum, but two | and even 'hree. Even the proief- | tfnniM didn't sr- the •>'"*--- that | nirhU The pre. aecnt, George Glass. later admitted it was a plot against the Hinvivood press. He con- McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By Williiim K .McKcnney America's Card Aullniritj Written Tnr NE.A Service This Hand Is Good For a Small Slain When 1 wns the .executive head of organized biirtse. my mum interest in a bridge player was in finding out how many master points iie had. Nou. as I kibiu from table lo table in search of material for this column. T take time out to look up sonic of the people who play cards. South 4* A A 1035 32 *S »Q10 + AK7Z Audi on We»t North Pass Pass Easl Pass Opening—-V K 75 years Ago ' In 6/ythevr/fc— i What is believed to be « record ! ; for filling old prescriptions wa*', made by Bonim's Drug Store today ': when Mrs. P. B. Holt ol Hayti, i Mo., sent an empty box to be re- | filled, the prescription for which i u'as issued over 10 years ago. At t tha t time the firm was "Blythe- J ville Drug Co.", with John Wesley I; Blythe and Edgar Borum proprie-.. tors. J The old records were brought out t and her medicine returned. ;• Zodiac Sign HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted sign of zcdiac 6 It is a sign 12 Milk curdler HDin 15 Operated 16 Scamp 3 Tavern 4 Half an em 5 Spanish painter 6 Refuse 7 Entreaty ~S Egyptian sun god 9Sm3U devil 18 American poet 10 Loops Answer to Previous Puzzl* "tr wae a horrible picpirr and I d ri n 't « a r f a n vone to see It ." Very few people did. I recently met Dolph Tniymon a concert iiianist. at euro's Res t a lira m at Manlinsset. L. I. ThL is one of tile very few restaurants j in or about New York that enter- ' tains Us dinner patrons with concert music. Dolph gave a concert in Carnegie Hfill when he was seven | years old. Enrly this year lie played the "Warsaw ConcortV <,,: one o[ Arthur Godfrey's "Talent Scouts" i 9 Boy's nickname 20 Footstool 22 Samarium (symbol) 23 Clan 25 Eras 27 Group of three singers 28 Covering 20 Salt 30 Hebrew deity 31 Nickel (symbol) 32 Cover 34 Stain TtS Booty 38 Whip 35 Heating device 40 Like (suffix) 41 Ridicules 47 Near 48 Cistern 50 Wanderer 51 Greek letter 52 Card game 54 Demeanor 56 Sequence "7 Rewards VERTICAL ITaVe into custody : School cw— noil 13 Small child 17 Depart 20 Ear concretions 21 Balloon cars 24 Musical instruments 26 Small boat 33 Gave 34 Serfs 35 King's home 37 Mor.goli.lns 42 Poker slake 43 Pedal digits 44 Not (prefix) 45 It means the 4S rCind of cheesi 49 Pitch 51 Compass poinl 53 Measure 55 Northeast (ob.) P

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