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PAGE EIGHT ILTTWEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, THE BLCTHEYILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W RAINES. Publliber JAMES L. VBRHOEFF Editor PAUL D HUMAN, AdTertUint Manager Sol* N»tlonaJ Ad«rtlilnt RepreunUUTtc: WalUe* Wiuner Co. New York, Chicajo, Detroit Atlanta., Uemphla Published GTMT Afternoon Fxcept Sunday Entered u second ci*» matter at the po*t- •flice at Blytbertlle, Arkanau, tinder act at Con- gnu. October t, 1»17 . Member of The Associated Proa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID th* cltj ot Blylhevlll* or any •uburban tows where carrier servlc* li maintained, 20c per week, ot 85c pel month. By maU, within a radius ot SO mi lei, $400 pa year, *2.00 for si* months. »1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mill ion«. (10.00 per y«ar p»y»bl* In advance. Meditations Finally, brethren, pray for ui, thai the ward et the Lord may have Iree cour«, and be glorified, tveo u it li with you.—HTheMalonlaiia »:1. • • • Prayer i» the Chrlstitn'i vital brealh, The Christian'! native air; Hla watchword at the gate« of deathly enters heaven with prayer. Montgomery. Barbs Barberi In a midwtsl town <truck ror better pay. A razor else! • • • Amerleana eat more thin a billion and a hall wmekera a year—much lo the dellfht at Ihe elothM-briuh people. » * • If it weren't so hard to settle up, fewer people would settle down right alter marriage. • * • Thieve* broke Into a military school and liolt a march—on tht copt. • * * A posloffice finally delivered a card that had been mailed live years igo. Some people are awful ilow reader*. Higher Postal Rotes Could Hurt the Public copy. The Crow«l)-Colli«r publication* figure that their iifw r«te would cost them $5,000,000 * year Th« comp»ny'» net profit last year was approximately $2,500,000. And so on. It seems to us that the Post Offict Department, in th* interest and fiirnes* and good bookkeeping, migsit deduct th* cost of sending millions of pieces of free government mail nil over th« country and then see how much of its annual deficit It traceable to th« *econd-el»»s subsidy. Congress might also exarnin* tht recommendations rf the Hoover Commission for th« Post Office Department •nd consider how they might help reduce operating expenses. W« havt a feeling that if these things were done, any necessary increase might be mor« bearable and more in keeping with th« interest! of publishers and public. Dividend on Departure A Czech delegate to th» scientific and cultural "peace conference" in New York remarked, as he boarded a plane for home, "I wouldn't live in thi* country even if I were invited." And so, adding a last bit of wasted breath, to the vast amount wasted by the conference speakeis, he departed. When Congress instituted the now second-class mail fate lor newspapers •nd periodicals, some 70 years ago, the main purpose was not to subsidize tlte publishers. It was argued at the time that the subsidy ^vollld make it possible for the reader to jr?t news and information at a more reasonable cost. That argument, came to mind as w« looked at aa article in the current issue of Collier'* magazine. The article appeared, by chance, as Congress was con- . •idering an increase in the second-class rata. It consisted of 101 questions and answers on cancer, prepared by the American Cancer Society from hundreds of questions put to the society •nd family doctors by laymen, and timed to coincide with Cancer Control Mouth. The article ran four pages, and it cost the Cancer Society nothing. But if the society had undertaken to mail out those four pages tn the public that the magazine reaches (about 3,000,000 circulation) the bill would have been considerable, even without printing costs. If the cost of paptir and envelopes, addressing and mailing (unsealed and third class) was 4 cents each that would be ?120,000. If the society had bought the same lour pages at the maga/.ine s advertising rate the price might have been close to f one-third of the mailing cost. And if it had dressed its information up in color, as Collier's did, the bill would have been even larger. In other words, from $40,000 lo |120,000 might have been diverted from cancer research, perhaps, ot some other vital activity in the same field to give the public the answers lo its most frequent questions about the disease. What has all this to do with mail rates? Two things, it seems to us. One is that the article -n question is typical of the public service that newspapers and magazines hitve given the public through the years at a very moderate cost. That is not to say that this particular kind of service is a daily or weekly or monthly feature of any publication. But it does illustrate a general type of service. And it happened along at an opportune time to emphasize a point. The other connection with mail rales is that this type nf service would not come to Ihe public so cheaply with a postal increase. Many if not most publications would have to raise their subscription rates—and absorb a loss in the meantime, if an increase was made effective immediately Some smaller periodicals might be driven out of business.. The Reader's Digest has revealed that its present mailing cost is less than • half-cent and its profits a little over a half-cent • copy. Its new rate would v rais* th« mailing charge by 2.1 cents a /Okay, Okay! I'll Just Say You Were Against It!' •M VIEWS OF OTHERS Ramparts, Not Ransom From Moscow's standpoint, tht Atlantic Al- lianc* Rets worse and worse—harder and harder to represent » • belligerent «lep. The whole atmosphere nf the .signing and the completely defensive meaning given to th* treaty by democratic leaders underscore its peaceful purposes. President Truman »nd each one of the lubacrib- ing foreign ministers made it abundantly evident that there Is no Aggression [ n it unless somebody out side starts something. And now comes Gen. Om»r Bradley, Chief of Staff o[ the United Stales Army, spelling out the pact's military meanings. He mitlinn the 8traie|rte thinking behind the North Atlantic Treat*. Ar» there here any boastings? Any schemes for attacking Russia? Any of the talk, sometimes heard from air theorists, that the Soviet could be quickly bombed Into submission? Anj threats of preventive war? Far from it. Here, rather, we have i quiet effort of a cuile; man to remove tht fear that bede.vili! the people of western Europe—tht fear of being submerged under a tidal wave ot Red army troop*. This Is Soviet strategy—in case of hostilities —as outlined only a few days ago by a Russian officer. And it has been widely assumed that the best answer America i-ould make would be to nt.-ike at Soviet Industry and communications with air power while building up force* capable of eventually liberating Europe. General Bradley recognizes what a poor oargaln this would be for the people of Europe—better than hopele.w enslavement, but nothing 'o hearten and inspire tht itrongest resistance. He sees that they want tht hope of prevention and protection, not the promise of ultimate rescue. And that is the rope he oflers. For he sayi American military plain should be aimed first of all at preventing aggression and second at stopping it short .should it .start He points out that American power must, oe brought closer to tht area of potential aggression. He would "funnel the great strength of our new world to the rampart* of the old." He urges "investment in a timely defense of Ihe borders of western Europe," not the too little too late method which would abandon allies and their resources to an aggressor, and then seek eventually to ransom them. This is plainly a big jrder. It may be questioned by some Americans ivho believe American aid lo Europe should be limited to tnt arms needed by allied governments to prevent or put down Internal revolt. But we suppose General Bradley Is thinking more in terms of manliest determination lo defend America's lilies than of sending impregnable power to Europe. His thinking Is in lint with the essential bases of the North Atlantic Treaty—the spirit of mutual help, the resolute purpose of self-defense, the certainty of resistance. Without these material power means nothing. And they are all nonaggressivt and peaceful In purpose. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Clay's Adroit Move Gives West Control of Big Arms Factory Tht DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan Written (or NEA Service Improper training and neglect, especially In childhood, have a great deal to do with chronic constipation. Much trouble comes from failure lo set aside a regular time of day for a bowel movement. Poor diet, of course, can and often does cause constipation. Too many people gulp their food down without allowing enough time for their meals. Also many of the highly-refined foods we eat do not contain the bulk necesary to assist In proper movement of the bowels. In some par's of the country and at some limes of the year, fresh fruits and vegetables make up an insufficient part of the diet. These foods not only supply much of the bulk in the diet, but also aid in peristalsis or the wave-like movements of the intestine which carry the contents down through the in- 'testlnal tract. Abuse of Laxatives Another great cause of constipation is the abuse of laxatives or cathartics. Many people believe that if they clean themselves out once a week with a good strong purge it will be good for them. When they do this the normal rhythm of bowel evacuation is disturbed and usually not re-established tor several days. •ALso the regular or inadvised use of laxatives tends to set up a bad habit of the bowel so that laxatives have to be relied on more and more. The results of treatment of simple constipation, unless the trouble has begun in childhood or has lasted for a very long time, are usually By Dewitt MicKenile AP Foreign Affair* Analyst An adroit move which should mean much to European peace la Involved In the ruling by Ihe U. S. military commander In Germany 'fa whereby control of the continent's '^ greatest armament works is In effect vested In the Western allies. General Lucius D. Clay has changed Ihe wording of a Nuernberg court's judgment on fhe disposition of the vast Krupp steel Industries In the Ruhr. The court— a United States tribunal—had decreed that the properties were to be confiscated by the Allied Control council Compromising Britain, Prance, America, and Russia). However, the four-power Allied Control Council hasn't functioned in about a.year, the Russians having walked out In Berlin last spring. Therefore, lay has ruled that the confiscation Is to be made by the allied commander of the lone concerned, virtually all the Krupp properties are In the British Zone, with only a few small ventures In the Russian area. At the same time, clay upheld sentences Imposed by the court on individuals. Alfred von Krunp v- Bohleu und Halbach. owner of the billion-dollar enterprise, was sen- 81st Congress, Controlled by Democrats, Runs The 80th GOP-Bossed Session for Truman Title •j Peter T.tnnn NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA) — First tlvee months' operations by the first session of the Blst gives * iair basis for comparison with first three months of 80th Congress—to see which was worse. ! it's a. close race. On public bilk enacted Into l?.w, the 81st seems to have a slightly belter record. This yewr the Senate, has passed IB bills while the has passed 11. Two years ago the Senate had passed only H-bllU while the House had IS. 5+43 hills and 625 resolutions have been introduced. As of April 1, 1947. 3908 bills and 573 resolutions had been introduced. But these figures serve lo Indicate how great a backlog of work the st Conere.'ss has to clean up, On confirmation of appointments for officers of the armed services, postmasters and other civilian agency administrators, the 8Uso Congre-ss likewise has a betler record.- This year 33.295 nominations have been received and 31.794 confirmed. Two years ago only 14,659 nominations had been received and only 12.837 confirmed. On tJilk, the 81st Congress nearly 50 per cent more words to In the SOth Congress the Senate was «11 tied up by old Sen. Kenneth kicKellar's effort to prevent confirmation of Dave Lllientha chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Gordon Clapp chairman of Tennessee Valley Authority. This year it has been the filibustei over changing Senate rule* which snarled things. On appropriation bills the 81st Congre.»3 also has a slight edge. In the «0th Congress only two urgent deficiency bills were pa-ssed in the first tlvre.e months. This year only two disaster relief bills have been ord fo' so little accomplished pased. In the House .however, where | three months, any way you look where the congre.ssmen are landlords and property owners. A few oilier expiring controls have been extended on such routine things, as exports, voluntary allocation agrccemnts for scarce materials, the War Assets Administration ,an<i Maritime Commission authority to sell, charter and operate vessels I'onr Showing im Constructive Legislation But when it comes to new and con.stnu'.live legislation, the record of this 81st Congress thus far is, satisfactory. The underlying cause whether diet, neglect, or abuse of laxatives, first has to be corrected- Establishing good bowel habits is extremely Important. Exercise too helps to overcome constipation. It improves peristalsis and strengthens the muscles of the abdomen which aid in the expulsion of waste matter. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to its discredit than the 80th. Congressional Record debate and remarks in the KOth Congress filler! only 4430 ptgc.s. This year 6455 pages. Most of this can be attributed to the Sena'e filibuster. Figuring; 1509 words per Record page, 'hal's more than 9.003,050 words this se-ssion. It doe.s not in- p complete blank. Labor, housing, tax, farm, social , .,, i security, education, health, stabili- " zntion. displaced persons, government reorganization and civil rights clude the many - - 9.003.000 words spoken in committee hearings. but it's still a plenty-bud rcc- all money bill* must originate, six appropriation measures have been passed. In the first three months of the SOth Congress, only three had been pftsfed. Committee work of the 81st Congress Is well ahead of the 80th. Two year* nqo Senate committees had reported out only 131 measures while House committees had approved 208. This year Senate committees have reported out 233 measures. House committees 351. Present Groap Ahead in Measures Introduced In mCttsurFA introduced, the 81st CongrMs 1* way' ahead. This year answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequent asked questions In his column. • • • THE DOCTOR ANSWERS llgzdoiv QUESTION: Will rubbing dry salt into the scalp ward off dandruff? My hair has been coming out since my last permanent wave. ANSWER: I do not believe rub- ingdry salt into the scalp would elp dandruff at all and it might e extremely irritating to the scalp, should advise against it. tenced to 12 years In prison. Ten of his executives also were given prison sentences. The Krupp development was the Atlas which for generations carried the German military world on its shoulders. But for Krupp. the ^ kaiser couldn't have launched the first world war, and. Hitler would have been left biting his finger nails in frustration. It was Krupp which during the I first world war developed the monster gun that fired shells seventy- five miles from the battle front into Paris. This gun was named "Big Bertha" after the mother of the Krupp just convicted. I wns attached to British General Headquarters In Prance when the report of the first shelling of the French capital came through. The British wouldn't believe it. but shortly were forced to accept it as all too true. They say that when the late war ended, greater and more fearsome guns were found in the Krupp works at Essen in the Ruhr. Krupp it. But comparisons are odious. Every C<'ngre.=-s always seems worst than the one that went before it, and Ihe 8Lst is no exception. Its record stinks. It has dilly-dallied on John Rankin's stupid veterans' pension bill. Its "accomplishments" incltid" such inane things as approval of a commemorative stamp for Alexandria, Va., the decision to charge admission taxes on inauguration parade tickets, the imposition of tipht rent controls in the Di.-trict of Columbia where the selli.ih congressmen are lenan'.s. legislation haven't been brought to the Iloor. M.iv.'hM! Plan extension, reciprocal trade agreements extension, science, oleo, intelligence service and radar fence bills have passed onlv o'ur house. Marshall Plan appropriations North Atlantic Pact ajid foreign military assistance programs still hate to travel the whole route. The session is now practically hnif over, if Congress actually doe! adjourn at the end of June. This has to be done if contractors are to complete the job of strengthening Scnale and House chamber ceilings, against which so many cliches have ricocheted. What this means, of course, that there will have to be a lot of rush work in the last few weeks, as usual. All democracy suffers by a r ntive performance of this kind Whr.: is not fully realized is tha democracy has more to fear by IU own failure to function than it ha. frctn all the outside pressure which seek to destroy it. Write you while relaxing controls back home 1 congressman to get busy. 75 Years Ago In BlytheviHt c. a. April 13. 1934 Smith and Chester Caldwell will return tomorrow from Washington, B. C. where they have ieen for three weeks on business. Mrs. W. T. Oberst will present program on Mexico this evening it a meeting of the Business and Pro- lessional Woman's Club. Mrs. B. A. Lynch and daughter Martha Ann. Mrs. C. W.Afflick and daughter Mary Jean, Miss Mary (pain Usery and Miss Martha Winburn spent Saturday In Memphis Mrs. Elton Kirby and Mrs. John Finley Jr., returned last night from Lexington. Ky., where they visited friends and relatives for several days. Mrs. J. W. Adams. Jr., entertained members of the Thursday Night Bridge Club and two guests, Misses Sue and Ruth Butt at her home. expanded greatly during the second world conflict, and the U. S. tribunal found Kruop and the ten executives guilty not only of plundering property in countries overrun by the Nazi troops but of exploiting slave labor. The main works at Essen sprawled across the countryside for seven ^a^ miles like a colossal dragon. It was an amazintr sight, as I found when I toured that area at the end of the war. Of course, allied bombing had played havoc with the factories and machinery, but you knew that these ruins were potentially a menace to world peace if not carefully controlled. Looking down on this scene from a hilltop was the ornate Krupp palace, filled with -heroic size portraits of the prideful Krupps. It is an Interesting commentary that, so far as I could see, no bombs had come very near this mansion with its golden fittings. Allied bombers confined themselves to military objectives so far as humanly possible. It is the allied purpose to develop the Ruhr alone peaceful lines. This presumably will be carried out under control of the three Western powers in view of the split between :hem and Russia. In any event. Krupp isn't likely to spark another German war. Miss Ruth Butt won hosiery high score prizes for IN HOLLYWOOD B> Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, (NEA>— Eyebrows went lip »t the Academy aw «->cls presentation when Robert. Montgomery, as master of ceremonie.s, wallced on stage in a dress suit decorated with his World War II campaign rlbbonj. Hollywood has been buzzing ever get even in this love-go-round is lor Flynn to marry Shelley. Hollywood friends of Maria Monte?, and Jean Pierre Aumont arc expecting a quiuk reconciliation. There's no truth, they say. to reports that Maria's new heartbeat trump. In the hand shown, using BlaeV- Irump bid, with no aces. I wood. South could gamble that four no bit! live clubs; with one ace of a I North has the king of clubs and bid suit not previously bid by the part- 1 seven hearts. Actually, lu used the uership, bid five diamonds: with I Bowers convention with the inten- onc ace of a suit previously did by '">" of bidding six no trump if his ' the Clowns Aren't Irish CHICAGO — <!P)— If ayone wants to make no a list of misnomers, he could start with the Irish Clowns Athletic Club. A few members can trace their blood lines back lo the old sod. B"t the bulk nf them are German. Polish and Italian. The outfit grew out of a bnvs 1 basket- ^. ball tenm. It was named after thr^ jtar. Pete "Tr'=h" Kraus. A fellow who thought the latls were rattier silly supplied the rest of the title. since about whether wearing ot the is a French movie director. the partnership, bid five hearts: with two aces tally two) bid five ! .sp.'icics: with three aces (any three) bid five no trump: with tour aces. kl .six clubs. You will not that with three aces, he response five no trump, whidh utomntlcnlly puts your partner tn fix bid; but if you have three aces, ou need not worry about that. partner's king proved lo be k ' n K of spades. Read courier News Want Ads ribbons was hammy or correct. Correct mavbe In Washington or Yvonne ric Carlo has a new buy friend—Hollywood stunt man Jac' SO THEY SAY U Uhe North Atlantic Pact) Is an obligation assumed by free peoples who nave never undertaken an aggressive wai and who want, first and foremost, to safeguard peace, but who also are determined to resist together any possible aggressor.—Premier Paul-Henri Spank of Belgium. • « V The cause of world peace will be best advanced as the peoples ol the world come to know how one another work and live under whatever political and economic system they have cho.sen. —Wallace F. Bennett, .'resident. National Association of ManuCactureis. • • * It li a terrible and shockini thine that the real estate lobby—which pretends lo speak for "those whose business Is providing houses—hM become the real enemy ot tht American home.— President Truman. • * * There Is no short and easy road to the heights of human aspiration . Only as there is a discipline of body, mind and spirit will free men and women tain the rewards which lit* at its best hii to offer.—President Edmund E. Day, Cornell University. . mM.yuc 111 wrt.> xw "• nllp , fVMahnnpv London but in Hollywood?—well, I qu " OManones.^ < the debates started. j ^ f[e Uon w| ,, RJVe j^,, Preston Minding other people's business an other heroic role (after a series Is my business so I asked Bob j of v »i a | ns , | n "Wyoming Mall" be- about It. I caught him on a set at ] ca ,, sc ot n j s [j ne performance op- UI with his decorations down. | ,, 05 | te 5 l]san Hayw'arrt in "Tulsa." He said It was Academy Presl-lTlie picture gets a big premiere in dent Jean Hersholt's idea. ] Tulsa, Okla... April 13. "Jean sfcid he would like to wear his decorations (two ribbons given him by the king of Denmark) but that hx didn't want to be the only one and would I wear mine? 1 said. 'Okay.' I thought it perfectly proper for such a ceremonious affair." Bob is directing hlmselt again in "Come Be My Love." a comedy with . Paramount has five pictures star- See ItOl.LVWOOD on Tajc 9 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE BT William K. McKrnnc.T America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service June Cowl and Ann Blylh. 1 asked him if It'was difficult for Director Montgomery lo decide If Actor? . r ,-, ,. ^r Montgomery had given his best In a! A CW LOIlVeiltlOn COtt scene. "It's torture." he said. Jane Cowl plays Bob's mother »nd U'» hn- first film role since ""•<- .\w.i «u IHLVIVOHUB ....iv,. WIT He entourace rremini'ccnt 'hi the February issue of The Brldg ^Hollywood"pre.economy Set 1 w °"« «"«"•« ""•« B °*<" c °" dor. She arrived from New York with i chauffeur, secretary and maid. find Specific Cards There \vas an Interesting arlicl Incomplete Circle Nora Eddlugton Is divorcing Errol Flynn to marry Dick Haymes. Mrs. veulirn" by Stewart W. Bowers H i calls it "A Modification of the Blackwood." It Is easy enough to learn the V A K Q 8 6 i #K2 + AQJ3 Tournament—Neither vul. South West North East Pass Pass 1 V Pass 4 A Pass •i N. T. Pass Sis'. T. (2) Pass 7N.T. (4) Pass 3V 4 » .•>*(!) Pass 6»(3) Pass Pass Pass •n Inol \hr«t, U> Sho^'InK l»yo lit six I* row certain, but thert may ht jcvfn If th« cluh klnic can ht located, benct tl>« ftv< no trunxp Md ()> Show Inn (ht klnif ot clvib! tli*- only outstanding Vlnu ol iv bid nult A Plx diamond re sonns« would h»v» pho»vn the Mnr ot »pad«i irti d«t>Ud rhih klf>p counted Th no trump for . r slam In Md li the «*tr» point* t Reptile 42 Always 43 Wilt 44 Chemical suffix Dick mav Haymes, alter her divorce, marry actor .tohn Ireland. whom she discovered niter he separation from Dick. At on* time Ireland was expected to marry Shelley Winters. number of aces or kings yotir partner holds by means of Ihe Blackwood convention, but sometimes it is Important to know what specific are or king he holds. Assuming that you know the Bljv ';wood convention, here is Mr. Bowers' modification o' it. The responses to five no irump showing kings are the same as those showing aces with on exception. In showing one king a previous artificial response to the four no Hump bid does not count as a suit previously bid by the partnership. HOR1ZONTAL 3 Axlike tool I Depicted 4 Silver reptile (symbol) 7 Its body is S Be borne covered with 6 Entrance 7 Pace 13 Slow (music) 8 Covering M Ability 9 Boy's 15 Texas (ab.) nickname 16 Small portions 10 Sheltered side 33 Pressed 18 Greek letter 11 Whole 31 Hindu poet 19 Babylonian 12 Endures 3(>Siage deitj 17 Note of seal* whispers 201>5exican 20 Pennant 37 Says < shawls 21 Defames 22 Preposition 24 Church 23 Printing term festival IS Animal tat 26 Waken 27 Rip 28 War god 29 Symbol lor selenium ,» Negative reply 31 Tantalum (symbol) 32 Dutch (ab.) 33 Entry 35 Jacob's brother (Bib.) 38 Infrequent 39 Remainder 40 Giant Xing ol . Bashan II Improves 47 Pronoun 48 Bow JO Worth 51 Fruil drinX 52 Expunged 54 Click beetle 56 Decorous 57 Strain J ^ *, A 1 L & [L <-, <-. P i 4 fit 1 T e R U. A B V >. 1 R" t S J o V T A P •1 "; S S T L F r r K II TfH iur . t . t S T a. G IA Pi i r n t£ * O S N n\ Ml w A 1 D H T <; k) /> M ** % T H H N k S T * N 1 S 1 O 1 o E lr *4 N t H T 0 fj t U A 1 E A H t i> t <5 Regrets 46 Thaw 49 Obstruction in river SI Consumed 53 Diminutive oJ Susan 55 Measure ol arc? i» I |Ut«a th* only w«j thing* ean In reipons* A "suit previously" bid means one th« oonvinlllual bid prior M the Initial Jour no VERTICAL 1 Most rex«ot 3 Thick J4 H

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