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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PACE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1949 THE BLYTREVILLE COUR1EB NEWS THE OOUK1EH NEWS CO. H W iiAiNBB, PublUtMr JAME8 I- VERHOKK* Caltot. PAUL O HUUAN AdTertUia* Uiniirr Sole National Advertising R«t>res*nUUY««: W»U»C» Witmei CXI. New York Chicago Detract Atlanta, Mffm>nu _ ^^^^^^^ Published ever? Alternocy, Except Sunday tnurta u «ecuoO ciao mUMi ai U* puav oBic* »t BlyuBevllle, Artaosa* undei act ol Coo- ( resa, Octoeei ¥ HI? o< Aatodated f*nm SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrtei ID fta city ol Blyuuviu* o> lutmrban (own where carrlei «mc« I* .o tainea 20c pei «eeK 01 Soc pei luuntb Bj mail wiuur a radius ol oO miles M.Ut pel •ear. «.uu 101 3i> monint »1.00 loi tore* moDihi: by mall outside 60 mile ion* UO.OO oei »e«i payabl* IB advance _ Meditations All things are delivered unlo me ft my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither kno.eth any man the Father, save the Son, and he lo whomsoever ihe Son will reveal him— Mitthew 11:21. * * * Whatever Jesus ts, the glorious God-head Is: and to have fellowship with the Son la u> nave fellowship with the Father. To fcnow the love, ol Christ Is to be filed with all the fullness of Qoa. James Hamilton. Barbs A couple was married in a cav« in Pennsylvania. In these days ol home shortages, it might be a good Idea for them to Just stay there. * * * More caUtft iraduatM art trivelinr this year from one employment agency lo another. • « • A streetcar ran into a store front In a Michigan town. The heat's enough to get anybody oil their trolley. * * * Purplf suede rlorw are featured amonc Uie newest styles lor men. Shall we shake his hand or wrbi[ his neck? • • • It's a good Idea to act your age even II you hesitate to tell It The Time Has Arrived To End Deficit Spending Indebtedness of the United States during the fiscal period which ended June 30 was increased $478,000,000 as the governmental tax spenders continued their spree in the face of warnings which should have been heeded. After two short peace-time years in which the national government operated within its income, the national debt is on the increase, and that's not sound business. > It's bad business, and more particularly so in view of the record of 16 con- secuitvve years between 1931 and 19*16 when federal deficits were increasing the public debt from $16,801,485,143 to a grand total of $269,442,099,173. The only ray of hope to an otherwise dark picture was the reduction of Uie national debt during 1947 and 1949 by $17,129,832,660. Americans, who cherish the freedoms when made this country great, today are wanting to pay that debt. They ave generously digging into their pockets to pay off the obligation, but instead of being able to see their way out they find that the desire on the part of the federal officials to spend and spend is leading them deeper into the red. Yes, it was sad news when Secretary of the Treasury Snder made his announcement that the end o£ the fiscal year revealed a reversal of the trend of the two previous years when there were budget surpluses. The Council of State Chambers of Commerce, through its research office in Washington, D. C., asserted that the 1947 budget deficit is a direct result of the administration's failure to pare federal spending in keeping with the decline in federal receipts which began to show '• up markedly last January. In the opinion of Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Congress must soon make a fateful decision and that decision will be: Whether to retrench drastically, or impose staggering new taxes, or to again embrace deficit spending for the fiscal years ahead. He termed deficit spending as "the road to certain ruin"; branded higher taxes as unwise for they would bring diminishing returns for the government that imposes them, and this leaves only one alternative—to reduce expenditures and again balance the budget. Liberty-loving citizens will welcome such a move, but it may take a lot of prodding in Washington before such a move becomes a reality. White-Robed Terrorists Challenged in Alabama Gov. James E. Folsom and his Alabama legislature deserve to be commended for their speedy, forthright response to the ugly challenge of white-robed terror in their state, Newly placed on Alabama 1 * statute books is a law that bans the wearing of masks, hoods or robes. The penalty lor violation is a $500 fine or one year in jail. Alabama thus becomes the first state in the South to strike a real blow at the resuming Ku Klux Klsin, which most southern authorities blame for the rising tide of violence in the region. There is some talk that Alabama now may go a step fartlfer and revoke the Klan's state charter, thus making it an outlaw organization. It seems incredible that we should have to be decrying such primitive violence in a 1949 America. In fact, were we not so well aware of the tragic results of this practice, we probably would be tempted to laugh heartily at the absurdly silly business of grown men running around in flapping white garments. But .stripped of their bedsheets, these latter-day terrorists can be seen for what they are: "Nazi-style bully boys with an even bigger streak of cowardice, if that is possible. Alabama has had the fundamental good sense to unfrock these spineless bullies permanently. There is evidence, too, .that it is earnestly determined to find among them those who were responsible for the recent floggings and other outrages in the Birmingham area. A county grand jury already has returned a dozen or more indictments. These various state and local moves to stamp out hooded violence have not kept Congress from launching its own inquiry into the outbreaks. A House Judiciary sub-committee is looking into them. No harm can come from a further airing of the facts so that nil Americans can understand the menace for what it is. But Congress ought to do nothing to discourage the excellent beginning Alabama has made toward crushing this particular lawlessness. Sez He! VIEWS OF OTHERS The China That Was A new propaganda bid for more American money is being sent forth by Chi&ng Kai-shek. It is seconded In this country by a group ot Senators demanding a multl-million-dollar program of economic and military aid for the Nationalist Government of China, It Is not Loo surprising to find Senators Knowland, Wherry and McCarran speaking for this senatorial group, but it is disappointing to see a man like Wayne Morse lining up with it on smi- 1 lar polIcy. ";;Pp"r what this group proposes does not make sense economically or militarily. There. U no Nationalist Government. Chiang is operating as a guerrilla ,the commerce ol Uie country is In chaos, and the Communists could be beaten back only if the United States went to tvar with them, which the United Staes Is not going to do. The only way the new China aid proposals make sense is politically—to snare tlie votes or Americans who like the Idea of fighting Communism and do not see how futile the means proposed would be. Sooner or later, we hope, China can be reoriented toward democracy, but when the lime conies the man to do It will not be Chiang Kai- shek. He helped bring China to its present plight by his complacency toward the dictatorial and corrupt elements in his Government. Since his pretended retirement from office his course has been one of dunllcity. He wrecked the peace et- forts of the rump Government lie lei I behind, just as he wrecked Its treasury and its military defenses. How can Senator Knowlanct and his niore- Chlna-atd associates pretend to themselves ,ln the face ol these facts, that there is any longer a Nationalist Government to aid, or that It could do anyhing with assistance 11 there were? —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY Asiatic Leaders' Proposed Pact Comes as Natural Development PETER EDSOHS Washington News Notebook Two Years After U.S. Armed Services' Merged, Unification Results Noticeable BY PETER EDSON NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Unl- icatton of the aimed services has •etvlly just, begun. It is now nearly -wo ycnrs since Congress passed the law merging Army, Navy and Air Force into a single Department of National Defense. Additional legislation Lo make frrther unification possible Is now before Congress. But the National Military Ksta. lis)inie»t can now point to only four areas In which unification has Ijcen fully acr pllshcd. They arc: 1. Consolidation of their three service public relations depart- in en (.s into a single office under a single civilian director—William Prve—who u responsible only to Defense Secretary Johnson. 2. Merger of all three services legislative relations with Congress into n single Hitrfson office mulci Maj.-Gen. W. B. Persons, In tin office of the secretary of defense 3. Bringing together the flnim clal affairs of nil three services h a single Bmtget Office. For the first time, a single military budge ias been presented to Congress for he fiscal year 1950. 4. Combining" the Air Transport Command mid the Naval Air 'ransport Scr-ice intci a sii\',;lc Military Air Transport Service under MaJ.-Gcn. Lawrence S. Kilter. Some 35 other steps to effect reater unification arc now in var- oius stupes of progress. Many of hem will require special laws, now icfore Conpress. to carry out. So t will be months—possibly years— Before the U. R. Armed services can ay any vnlld claims to being unl- ied. Among these other steps lead- The V, 3. would be much better off if it were building 15 new dispersed cities every year, instead of adding their equivalent to the congestion that makes our big cities more attractive as targets for attack.—Gayle W. Arnold, assistant director of production, National security Resources Board. * * * I contend publicly for the first time that American business is conducting a cold war against the American people.—CIO President Philip Murray, chaining that business does not live up to its social responsibilities to workers and retired employes. * + + One o/ the evil consequences of fear ts that it may help to bring about the very thing we are afraid of. Fear of wnv, for example, has been one of the chief causes of war.—Dr. Harold W. DoUos, president, I'hnceton University. * * * No one can doubt in these chaotic times that the destiny of all nations hangs In balance in trie current ideological struggle between Conumunst- thinking and democratic-thinking peoples o! the world.—Attorney-General Tom Clark. * * * Our great productive power makes possible the big&esl surpluses, the mcst colossal waste and the greatest economic crash ths world has ever iecn, —Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan. ng towards unification, these may ie listed as important: New Lepal Code in the Works A new uniform code of military ustice has passed the House and s now before the Senate. When finally made law, it will repeal he old Articles of War and of Naval Government, which go back the time of Cromwell. It will give all military personnel a modern and much t'nirer legal code. New legislation governing pay' of the armed services Is also before Congress. Relations between the regular services and the National Guard and Organized Reserve are being completely revised. A six-man civilian board under Army Secretary Gordon Gray last August recommended federalist ton of the National Guard. This has been opposed in many states. Exact future relationships will require many months to work out. The Nationa G tin rd is now rccrui led t o over 350.000. Authorized strength tr CRiS.OOO. About 80 per cent of procurement for all three services is now handled on a consolidated basis Under Munitions Board direction the Army now buys all automobiles for example. Other unified buying nlaus arc hein? put into effect as fast as possible. Unified commands for the three services have been set tip in all overseas areas. Gen. Mark Clark, on the Pacific Coast. Ls nmntntr an experimental operation to brine; more unity to continental U. S. commands. Schools System to he Changed Service schools are being reorganized, topped by a new Joint Var C;!lege operating directly under the Joint Chiefs of Statf. Uni- 'orm programs for West Point, \nnapolis "id a passible Air Force Academy are under study. All the foregoing unification moves were started in the 18 months that James V. Forrestal ivns secretary of defense. Since Louis Johnson became secretary, number of others have been started: Seventy joint boards and committees have been abolished consolidated. This program of do- away with useless committees is continuing under Gen. Joseph T. McNarney. Army, Navy and Air Force mcdl- Ical services are being centralized On July 1, Dr. Raymond Allen of University of Washington assumec direction over a new joint medica service. Communications systems of the three services are being studied to eliminate duplication. The tempo of the industrial mobilization program has been step ped up. This ;s one of the programs Secretary Johnson worked on before World War II, when hi was undersecretary of war. Uniform procurement regulations for all three services will be pub llshed this fall. A consolidated construction pro gram for service installations ha just- been sent to Congress. It cu original requests for some $3,000 000,000 worth of work to $623,000, 000 for the coming year. With all there and other unl flea "on measures in operation Secretary Johnson believes mill tary expenses can be cut by $1,500, 000,000 or more a year. The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P, Jordan, M. D. Written for NBA Service Hives or urticaria, Ls a peculiar condition which Is one of the so- called allergies. It is recognized by the appearance of reddish, swollen spots of variable size on the skin, usually accompanied by itching and usually appearing suddenly. The urticaria may last for only a few iiours, or lor days or even weeks at a time. It is what may be called a "nonspecific" condition, that is, it is not a disease of itself but a symptom resulting from any- ono of several different kinds of "poisoning." Tlwe is something special about (lie person who has urticaria which makes It possible; for example, most people can eat strawberries without developing hives, but lew break out with urticaria if they eat even a single berry Numerous Causes Urticaria can develop from almost any food or drug, almost any Infection, heat, furs, insect bites or innumerable other causes. Curiously enough, most patients with ur- t'icaria do not show a skin reaction when given the skin tests with the offending agent. The cause of hives should be discovered if possible. II the cause, whether food or something else, can be discovered, avoidance of thai substtvncc will usually cause the urticaria to disappear and prevent its reappearance. Most medical treatment has been disappointing since there is nothing which can be applied to th jkiti to make the hives disappear although the itching can be partlj relieved. Epinephrine or adrenalin which is useful In many allergies has proved disappointing. Recently a group of drugs callei alltihistamine agents of whicr there are several kinds on the mar ket have proved helpful. When properly used they may relieve 111 symptoms for hours though they dc not cute the underlying cause. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most, frequently asked questions In »ls :olumn. IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersfcinf Johnson NKA Stafl CnrrespeondVnt ENSENADA. Mexico — (NEAl— | wc*re torn down and for the first Betty McDonald wrote n book, "The ! lime in 12 years sunlight streamed Egg and I." Marjorlc Plant, the former movie actress and widow of millionaire Phil Plan, should p;rite one titled, "The Hotel and T." I'm sure it would be Just as hilarious. After nil, how tunny attractive women go around buying abandoned hotels in foreign countries. living In them before any guests arrive and blasting an'ny at "prowlers" with 12-guagc shotguns? But I'm ahead of my story. The hotel In Marjorie's life is a very special hotel—a mamoth, rntn- j c!'i\vn on [he rich carpets and carved paneling. The Pltwa Ensenada had a new rv.uier—attractive Marjorie Plant --and new name, the Riviera Pnc- i ifico. Workmen strramrd In with the sunlight. And lo its historic halls rame twn residents— Marjoric and her mother. For months, as the old hotel was prepared for a nrw penerntinn of sntests, mother and daughter supervised the work bv day and were the sole residents or the tremendous place bv nicht. j "t kept thlnkinz." Mar.lorie said, "what * wonderful nlace for an Alfred nitchcock mystery. T bought a shotcun and a watrhdog " One night Mnriorle thousht she hoard prowlers in the kitchen ibte enniieh (o handle 4nrio diner.o and in flio Mill-abandoned casino. The bnfe] tins been opened but nnm- blhiK is still illegal In M»xiro The casino, in Us musty -splendor. Is alnnr and deserted. "T put on a dressing gown, stuck the shotcun under my arm, grabbed a flnshliTVit nvirt trie dop anrf anvthinc wrong in cither the casinn or the kitchen. It must have been mice. "Then T thought: Tf I did fire (he shotcun it would ruin the beautiful woodwork. "So T went back to my room and firrd out the window, lust lo let the mice know I was stilt arounci." bling structure, near this little Mexican village, with enough rooms to solve a housing shortage. It's (he famed auri fabulous Piaya Enscnadn. built ID years ago nt a cost of S3.000.000 as a convenient annex to its more profitable purpose—a gambling: casino of unexcelled beauty and luxury, Por three years its brilliant lights reflected on the surf of historic Todos Santos Bay. 60 miles south of the U. S. border, and It.< green- topped gamino tables nnd spinning roulette wheels attracted millionaires and movie stars, socialites ; anri royalty. Tlien Ihe Mcvlean Government rnlcd Kamhltmj illegal. The lights of Ihe Playa grew dimmer and finally blinked out as its hotel rooms., big-domed casino and huge dining halls u-erc closed and boarded up. l-;tnply Luxury For 12 years, silent and empty, it stood as a nliypround for field mice and moths as probably the| greatest while elephant furnished j in antiques and with a red tile roof. But nne day two years ago the mice raid the moths received a Big gray wolves once used to lol- ihock. The boards on the windows'low tne bullalo herds. McKENNEY ONBRiDGE B) UillKim E. .Mi-Kenncy America's I'aril Authority Written fni NKA Service Always Remember The Rule of Eleven One of the first lessons for th beginner (o learn is the rule of 1 I have written about this rule man times in my column, und you \vi find it in every bridge book. It one of the basic principles in Ihe play of the cards. It is true Uiat it is not applied on every hand, because your partner may not always lead his fourth best. But certainly against a no trump contract, you have x right to assume that he is. QUESTION: Is it dangerous fo person initn hardening of ti- leries to take calcium prepara ons with Viosterol? ANSWER: Taking calcium ar iosteroi in the presence of arte: oscleiosis is probably not partici arly advisable. There Ls son oubt, however, as to whether it ctually harmful. Calendar Change George Washington was born < he llth of February, 1732, but 1: tirthday now falls on the 22i iccause the calendar was revis ifter his birth. 2th trick. One of the players at the table aid to East, "Why did you put up •our king?" "I have been taught never to finesse your partner's ead," East replied. His partner asked htm If he had never heard if tlie rule of 11. "If you had applied this rule," he continued, "you vould have known that the declarer had only one card in his hand higher than the five-spot." Applying this rule, five from 11 ., six, which means there are six cards higher than the five-spot in I the other three hands. East was' looking at two of them in the dummy. Holding three ol them in own hand, South could only riave one. Therefore, East should have played a low heart, and then I the contract would not have been made. Don't let anyone tell you that the good player has abolished the rule of 11. He hns not. By Janet D. AP Forflcn News Analyti [For DeWIU MacKenzte.) As the cold war grips East Asia, is only natural that political aders there should get together iio-.v to stop the spread of Com- unlsm. This Is one reason, but by no enns (he only reason, that the retired" Generalissimo of China, Mang Kai-Shek, and President Ipidio Quirino of the Philippines •u'e met and agreed to lorm^fl ntl-Communlst union of countries f \ the Western Pacific. II could erve a variety of other purposes. Before we go into these, here are .' ic salient facts about the proposed nlon: It is far short of the Pacific act Quirino and others called for ist winter when the Atlantis pact •as announced. It does not men- .011 tlie military aid necessary to ive it teeth, but could set up an rganization capable of being con- erted to handle such aid If and j •hen the United States gets around ) it. President Syngman Rhee of Sou- iiei-n Korea already has said 'Korea lands ready to join." While he •as saying this, his envoy to the Jnited Nations wss asking neimis- 'on to raise the Southern Korean rmed forces from 100.000 to 400.000 In Washington, the State De- ' >artme«t says it views such move- lents as the proposed Pacific un- on "with sympathy," but stands in Secretary Acheson's earlier stn- ement that a Pacific pact at this ime would be premature. Pact Plans Exclude Japan Getting the united States as a member is a prime objective ol he union. Australia, New Zealand, Slam, Indonesia, and Burma also vill be sought as members. Japan is not considered eligible low, being technically at war nil the proposed members. WacArthur has said nothing publTc^ either to encourage or discourage the idea of the union. However Japan is the scene of growing com- : munist activity. The supreme com- , mander is a personal friend of" Quirino and recently took occasion, • according to one correspondent, to send private greets to Chiang just . before Chiang went to the Philip- { pines to confer win Quirino. A dispatch to the Associated press . from Hongkong indicates thatt Chiang may be promoting the Pacific union from his "retirement" a* another way of prolonging his ref- •• ugee government in Canton as the recognized government of Nationalist. China. This dispatch, quoting competent but not otherwise identified observers, says the news already has given Canton a "shot in the arm." "What the Nationalists would like, of course, would be an out- tr break or war between the United IK States and Russia," says the dls-:;t patch. "Since this appears'unlikely. j\ the next best thing would be some sort of common anti-C6mmunist front among Asiatic nations .which ('would be a big moral If not a substantial boost to the Kuomln- tang position." ! The Hongkong report says the Chiang-Quirino agreement has effect or "consolidating Kuomintang elements in Canton behind th e party. They still are betting on American atom bombs to win a war with Russia if they can 'just stall off the Reds long enough;! . See MCKENZIE on Page 10 Read Courier News Want Ads 75 Years Ago In B/ytheriJ/e- MLss RiUh Eleanor Tucfcer has returned from a visit to Virginia Beach. Va., where she attended a convention of her sorority. She also visited other eastern points. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Ciilp of Pine- Bluff and formerly, of here, willjj vith Mr Misses Betty McCutchen, Mary) Josephine Hall, Mary Virginia Cut-;* ler and Herschel Mosley went to' Marianna yesterday to attend ai house party. Jimmle Edwards and! Bill Crihfield will join them tomoi-j row. They plan to return Sunday. ! Sea Creature 5 Exclamnlion 6 Symbol for sea creature iron 10 Celestial being VLand in a HORIZONTAL 1,6 Depicted A84 » Q 1063 W S Dealer 40753 VK96 498 + 10652 AK 108 Drrr PIC an important item the wolf's diet. »KJ72 + AQJ3 Lesson Hand— E-W vul. South West North East 1 N. T. Pass 4 N. T. Pass 6N. T. Pass Pass Pass Opening — V S body of water 8 Seal-hunting mariners 9 They dark stripes running from gills to tail 10 Dry, as wine In loday's hand West opened the five of hearts against the six no trump contract. Declarer played the eight-spot from dummy, and without any -hesitation Fast played the king. South won the trick with the ace. and now played West for the queen—and the jack of hearts was the needed 11 Seat anew 13 Merit 14 Note in Guide's scale 16 Wash 17 Tribe 18 Witticism 19 On the sheltered side 11 Rodent 20 Symbol for 12 Golf device tellurium 15 Behold! 21 Compass point 22 Store 22 Box 23 Rind 24 Let fall 25 Unclosed 27 Him 26 Segment 28 Mineral spring 29 Cereal grain 31 Symbol lor erbium 32. Scheme 34 Lease 36 International language 37 Half-cm 38 Desire •50 Recede 43 Embellish 4G Operatic solo 47 Born 48 Eternities 49 Paused 51 Rang slowly 53 Farm building 54 Vends VERTICAL 1 Ardor 2 Printing mistakes ,»Flag 4 K 30 Destroy luster 44 Chemical 33 Spotted suffix (pi.) 34 Relate anew 45 Master of 35 Register Scientific 38 Armed conflict Didactic* 39 Greek war god (ab.) •10 Conclusion 50 Diminutive 41 Exist Erlgar 42 Wagers 52 Whirlwind

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