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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 16, 1949
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rotm' '(ARK.y COURIEK THE ALYTHEVILLE COUK1EB NEWS m oouKiot nxin oo. B. * BaMMaWt P4DL O HUMAN, lot* NaUoul 4dnrUstD« napfnimt«ata«: •aJJM* Witawi Oa~ Hem Tort. Atlanta, rutaiiitud BWIJ Aftenxxa Bzupt Suntty entered u wcond clau nuttu at tb« oBic* it BljrUierUie, Ariunau. under act « ere**. Octotei ». 1*17 Uemtu of Tb» «aanrt«M<l Pren SUBSCRIPTION SATES: B? camet ID the cuj at BlyUKTiUa at way tuburbtc towo whet* cartel icrvic* M 111*1- cainea, 20c pei week, 01 &5c pu monLtt Bj mi", wlUUn * radJUi ai 60 mile* M.Oti pet ye«i, |2.Uu lot Hi monuu 11.00 (oj three month*: br mail out/id* SO nil* eon* 110.00 pet »«a» payable lo idv>oc«' Meditations And I law a new heaven and a new earth tor the first heaven and Ihe first earlh irerc paued *ftay; and there wac no mure tea.—Revelation 11:1. The song Of Heaven is ever new; for dally thus. And nightly, new discoveries are made Of God's unbounded wisdom, power, and love. Which give the understanding larger room. And swell tlie hymn with ever-growing praise. —Pollok. Barbs If we could do away with all second gussers there wouldn't be near as much criticism handed out. * » 9 Rafor blades are sold in some restaurants. Oh, have they slopped usiny them to >Ilce rcuut beef? * * « Kids are getting paid again for picking cner- rtea—and having a tummy-ache thrown In /or good measure. * * • Auto drivers wouldn't get near M many bad breiki if I her didn't drive with (hem. * * * A Minnesota girl married a [>oliceman who had once pinched her for speeding. She got a hie •entence. Housing Bill Is Congress' Most Significant Action H may turn out that the passage of the new national housing bill will be the most striking—whether or not the wisest—action taken by this session of the 81st Congress. Here are some of the reasons the • step is significant: 1. It is the only major domestic ieg- s islation thus far approved which is i . part of President Truman's Fair Deal program. ' 2. Desite the fact that in a crucial test the measure was opposed by all but 24 Republicans in the House, the housing proposal drew heavy bipartisan support in the Senate ami was essentially bipartisan in its origins. 3. The bill's approval climaxed a long, winding legislative history that began in 1944 and ended successfully only after two previous failures in the House in 1946 and 1948. Few measures ever have had the exhaustive, intensive study accorded this housing legislation. A special Senate subcommittee conducted eight months' investigation into every cranny of the housing field to start things off. Out of that inquiry came the first bipartisan bill, backed by two . Democrats and a Republican, Senator Taft, who had been a driving lorce in the hearings. The Senate passed the program but the House shelved it in midsummer of 19-16. The following year a GOP Senate opened a new inquiry and this time the program got lost in the legislative shuffle on that side of Congress. Meantime, * new joint congressional committee was apointed l o make still further studies. Its recommendations were woven into a new housing plan for 19J8 For the second time the Senate approved it and dispatched it lo the House. And foi-^lie second time the House killed it. This year the Democratic 81st tried *ga,n. The Senate gave the program iU third endorsement, by a comfortable o' to 13. But the House seemed likely to prove as tough a barrier as formerly H took all the skill of House leaders to drive the measure through at last. •i. A key maneuver in steering it to House success was use of a new rule - that allows the powerful rules committee to be by-passed when it has blocked debate on a bill it dislikes. The rule was invoked and, facing defeat, the rules group reversed an original nega- iive stand lo let the housing measure reach the floor. This is the first time a major piece • of legislation has been pushed to victory »B»in»t th« wiihci of th* dictatorial rul«* commit!**, 6. Adoption of the plan will mean the resumption of federal public housing efforti for th« first time »inc« b«- for« World War II. Whatever the ultimate impact upon private housing, this phase of the program is admittedly a gigantic experiment in government assistance. It calls for 810,000 dwelling units in six years, with the government committed to annual subsidies of 1308,000,000 for 40 years to finance this low-rent venture. Critics say this and the fl,500,000, 000 slum clearance feature make the bill too costly. They contend also that it means socialistic interference with private builders. But subsequent Congresses have a check on funds for the program should it actually prove too expensive. As for the argument about government interference, supporters of the new bill in both parties insist private builders have not shown they could erect houses chea» enough to meet the needs of low- income families. Taft, who is no radical, reluctantly decided after hearing months of testimony thai only the government could fill that demand. Until they can be proved wrong by facts rather than words, the earnest stipiXH'ters of this program have earned a chance for their ideas. SO THEY SAY Halting the March Of Socialism Tlie warning signals should be flown nt topmast. The United states Ls not creeping toward National Socialism, it U virtually racing. Unfortunately, and perhaps disastrously, great numbers of people in this country are bringing pressure to bear so that the so-called social security benefits will not cost, as at present. 11.800,000,000 per year, but more than 15 times than amount. If Congress passes the proposals now before it, the annual bitl will quickly reach six billion* a year for social security, but this is Just a »t«rt. for the sum will snowball up to 30 biliom by 1878 —only 27 years »way. Few people—even the thrifty ones—seem to reallw thit the Federal budget ha» incre»sea eleven-told from i modest four billions to forty- five billions In » span of twenty years. Assumini for * moment that we add some 30 billions for Kicial tecurlty to Ihe present 45 billion annual expenditure*, the nation'! inmul outgo will reach the staggering sum of 75 billions—and thi* allow* no lncrea*e whatsoever for other mounting cost* of government. Including Federal housing. In Its beneficence, and under the constant pressure of all sorts ol economic social planners, our Congress Is rapidly developing the complete Welfare Stale. Mr. Avenge Citizen, so tempted by the gittering prospect of more and more Federal benefits, fails to slop and look at his nation's bank account -the way Jie would his own slim pockelbook. There Is a false Impression abroad In Ihe land that Uncle Sam's purse has no bottom and that the money in it is absolutely inexhaustible. The economic philosophy of "tax and spend, tax and spend" can be applied just so long, and then will come the final collapse of tlie tree enterprise system. National Socialism, in an even more pronounced form than it exists today in Great Britain, will sweep this country like i whirlwind. It seems lo The News that the finances ol our nation are going to reach the breaking point, if something Isn't done very promptly to put on the brakes. This newspaper sounds with warning with urgency, because It is apparent that u the business recession continues, tlie outcry lor more and more social security benefits will become much louder. What can the average citizen do who lecls a deepening concern about the extravagances ol our federal and our State Governments He can go to work and post himself on just what is happening in Washington and in Raleigh. He can let his voice and his pen reach his elected Representatives, and he should make his protest strong and buld. Tile Hoover Commission, auer studying so thoroughly Hie reorganization of the Executive Branch of Ihe Federal Government, comes (orth with proposals which would streamline the oin- ciency of many departments, bureaus, and agencies in Washington. The net result would not metely bt greater administrative and operating efficiency, but an annual saving of from lour to five billions a year. The swollen pay rolls of the Federal Government could be reduced by 10 per cent, according to the Hoover Commission, and this is easily understandable when the hard- pressed taxpayer realizes that the federal rolls have Increased in twenty years from 560,000 to 3.100,000 employee*. No one concedes that the free enterprise system has been a complete »uccess. The sharp periodic downswings In employment attest to the fact that no solution has yet been found for keep- Ing the free enterprise system, on an even, well- balanced keel. But why abandon this free enterprise system, which built America, in order to create a National Socialist slate? The challenge is lo improve the free enterprise system, not destroy It. And this challenge deserves the attenllon of every wide-awake American who loves his counry. It may be too t»te to save our American Way of Lite unless we Immediately take up the JiRhl to preserve It. What arc you as an IndAidUil cltlwn solns to do about It? —CHARLOTTE <N. Car.; NEWS The Ma in Event SATURDAY, TOI/Y 1«, 194» TAFt Washington News Notebook Vatican Order Places Polish Peasants in Difficult Position Unification Already Covers Plenty; More Understandable Budget Urged WASHINGTON - (NEA)— Unification hns finally arrived. Army, Navy and Air Force personnel will hereafler all wear the same kind of underwear. Also, they'll all drink the same kind of coffee. Navy Is now roasting coffee beans for all three services at iU Brooklyn. N.Y , plant. These are Just two of the many odd reforms resulting from merger and reorganization of the armed servies. Among others, all officers now receive the same Mzed commissions. Previously there were 45 different forms. They ranged from a small sheet for ensigns and second Huetenanls. up to big parchment Jobs for generals and admirals. Now they all get the handy second lieutenant's size. "Dirwl" Burtjet Advocated Bureau of the Budget is urging Issuance of a simplified, 30-page budget summary next January. The There was no response. "Those opposed will vote no. said Barkley. There was still no response. So Barkley announced: "The substitute not having been voted on, there is a tie, and the substitute is rejected." Too-Rapid KeeoTerr Problem Marshall Plan troubles now before the U. S. Congress and the heads of European governments are In part due to the fact that recovery h«s been faster than »n- Idea Is to boil down the HOO-page! "J. P. Morgan once oecame In- budget Into such simple terms that j terested In n vitty tramp and told the average citizen will be able to j him that If he would come to the understand it. Budget Director! Morgan banking office every Mon- Frank Pace U also suggesting that j day morning, he would be given President Truman mr,ke a major I So. The tramp never failed to make address on the budget, later this i his appearance at the appointed summer. The President usually Is- ume. But "Ventually Mr. Morgan . _ i . , _. , . decider 1 to reduce the weekly donation. Thereupon he instructed his secretary to explain to the tramp that the reduction was ne- — --- — cessilated by the fnct that one of year ended June 30. the President, i the great financier's daughters was will have more to talk about this to be married soon and that her father considered it his duty ro ?ive the young lady some valuable wedding presents. The clerk obeyed instructions to the letter. sues a budget review In Augiut, after all appropriation bills passed by Congress have been studied and added up. With a SI.800.000.000 deficit staring him In the face for the year. Labor Holdj Few Laufhs Senate debate on the Taft Labor law was In such dead seriousness that it produced only a couple of' "The tramp, overwhelmed with Chuckles. At one point Vice Prest- disappointment and despair, said: T,__,-, . .^ suppose I'll have to submit to this highway robbery. But please tell Mr. Morgan I hope that he will not marry off any more of his daughters at my expense.' " dent Barkley announced: "The question is on agreeing to the substitute offered by the senator from Ohio for title- I, II and IV. Those in favor will vote 'aye.' " it has solved arrived now. It must be now. How to meet this Everybody laughed, recognizing I tlcipated. The change from a sell- the gag, and Barkley later official- ers' to a buyers' market in Europe ly corrected his own ruling, to set I wai not expected bef-'e 1951. Since the record straight. But when the Taft amendments were finally passed. Barkley announced: "All that now remains of the original Taft-Hartl*y repeal act are the first nine lines." High Cost of Matrimon? West Virginia Sen. Matthew Neely. who can shake his head harder, wave his arms more wildly and quote more poetry than any other old-fashioned orator in Congress, told this one: changed situation will require as much study and planning as it took to put thf Marshall Plan into operation. Some American experts are Inclined to believe that the solutions to the new problem lie largely in what the European countries themselves do to break down their own trade barriers, reform their currency and foreign exchange arrangements, moderniz* their own industrial methods and lower their costs of production so as to sell in the comoetitive world market. Cleudt Forecast Secretary of State Dean Acheson, when asked & press-conference question to which he did not know the answer. WAS handed and aide- memoire—piece of paper, to you — by an assistant. The secretary studied the document for a moment then cracked. "The crystal ball at which I gaze is not clear." SUI1 'lenty of Planes Endorsement of the «-group Air Force plan budget by Secretary Stuart Symington and G«n. Hoyt Vandenberg doesn't mean that the 10-group Idea has been abandoned The 48 groups would divide into M medium and ht»vy bomber groups, six reconnaissance groups and 28 regular Air Force fighler groups. But the National Guard would hrve 21 additional groups nf See CDSON on P«je 8 DOCTOR SAYS BT Mwin f. J*rJ*n, M. D. Written lot NEA Serrlee Eczema, or as it Is now known, derfalitis venenala, Is a term used lo describe almost any weeping or crusting lesion of the skin caused by something with which the jkin has come In contact. It may appear as a simple redness of the «kin, or blisters. Kven small pus pockets may form. Almost anything - n cnuse eczema, and the list Includes such commonly used substances as tincture of Iodine, certain hair dyes and face powders. Plants are common sources of eczema. One of the most typical examples is common poison Ivy. Cases of eczema have been traced lo match boxes, to the Ink of the comic strips, and to almost every substance used in Industry or In the home. The Irouble Is usually confined at first to that -rea of the skin which has (line In contact with the Irritating substance. Later it may soread somewhat, though it is usually worst on the hands, face or legs. The skin is likely lo burn and Itch. This can be so severe as to cause olher changes of the skin as a result of scratching. SHUN OFFENDINC SUT.STANCE The treatment is aimed at identifying the offending substance and then avoiding it. The use of preparations on the skin which might make the condition worse also must be avoided. Sometimes finding the cause of eczema Is extremely difficult. There are many soothing preparations which can be applied to the skin to help relieve the itching <md aid recovery. Skin specialists, however, are particularly concerned about the use on the skin ol things like tincture of iodine vhich may keep tlie eczema active and make it even more difficult to restore the skin to normal. There are many ointments or lotions commonly used on :he skin which are especially Irri- :ating to someone affected by ecze- . Eczema can be made worse oy trying to cure it with such substances. * • • Note: Dr. Jordan is tillable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one ol the most Irwuently asked questions in his cohirjtfi. * * • QUESTION: What causes the loes to become numb when walk ing? ANSWER: There are several possibilities of which poor circulation tight shoes, and weakened arches -re perhaps the most likely. IN HOLLYWOOD BT Ersklnr Johnvm NK.A SUM CorapcMident HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Nelson Eddy may replace Ezlo Pinza In "South Pacific" when Plnza heads for Hollywood and his new M-G-M contract . . . Diana Lynn Is taking special voice lessons to acquire a richer tone. She'll try out the new voice in a La Jolla stage play tins •sun'iner. . . . The Johnston office censors nixed two sexy love scenes between Macdonaid Carey and Shelley Winters in "Java." * • • Bathing suits on California beaches arc getting briefer and briefer. Garry Moore, vacalioninp at Mallbn, says he picked up a loose thread on the sand and before lie knew it he hud unraveled three blondes. « • • Folks who expected fireworks when Liz Scott and Talllllah Bankhead crossed paths at the Princeton Drama Festival were vastly dis- appointtd. H was ail sweetness and light. Liz understudied .Bankhcad on Broadway. Warner Brothers have signed up Milton Berle for another film alter he completes. "Always Leave 'Em Laughing." . . . Economy note: Not lon.z ago (here was a film titled, "Family Honeymoon. 1 ' Now comes "Honeymoon for One." . . Ann Blyth is talking lo UI about * filnuisiccil. Stic started out as a soprano with the San Carlo operatic trou[>e. sun Chummy Ginger Rogers' leactlotx to reports that slie and Jack BriKRs aie separntins: "We played golf lo- iic'.her yesterday. We plan no divorce." . . . William Gargan Just signed J three-year deal lo star In television anrt in radio aj a private sleuth for a tobacco company. It's a doz> life department: Las- «u till collect to000 a week loi a two-week stage stint at the Orien-' i tal theater in Chicago. His routine: Playing dead, rolling over, sitting up and sham-battling with his owner. Rudd Weatherwax. W. R. Wilker.son, writing about "What's wrong with the movies," in his trade magazine .hit the nail -nuaicly on the head with: i "The M£ fault wilh our prod| "rt is that we have loo many I pictures about nothing" 1 Not ill the script: Brian Don- :evy on television: "Acting for television is Ihe most difficult of all mediums. It requires the cornbin- od techniques of stage, screen and 1 radio and those actors who are not j up on nil three will find it diffi- [cull to adjust themselves." M C KENN¥Y ON BRIDGE By William E. McKennej America's Card Authority Wrltlrn for \EA Service I Shrewd Play Keats j Poor Distribution I like to get my hands from actual play or from kibitzing. It lakes a lot of kibitzing lo get an , unusual hand, but Ihcn I can present Ihe situation as it came up at the card table. Today's hand is one I kibitzed .at a table where S. Scidman. ol [New York C'ty, was playing. j Many hands are written off by the ! players with, "That was a bad break, all the trumps in one I hand." But do not give up when you eel such a bad break. Give yocrseK a chance, as S*idm»n did. | WrH won ''ie first tirck with ih» srf nf hearts, and his partner i hating played the iiuie-spol, tie continued with a small heart Seidman ruffed this with the three of spades. Then he finessed dummy's ten of diamonds, which he*. He led the ace of spades from and West showed out. East now had more trumps than the declarer. However. Seidman decided to give himself a chance. He cashed the ace. king and queen of clubs, »74 *AKQ»« Tournament— E-W rui. Savth w«< Ntrik E 4 N. T. P«« S* Pu* 4* S * Pa«« discarding two hearts from dum my. He led his lust diamond and finessed the jack. The ace of diamonds was played. East ruffed with the four of spades, declarer over-ruffed. Seidman then led a club, trumped in dummy with the ten of spades. East discarding the king of hearts. Another diamond was led. East had to trump and declarer overtrumped. East. who had five trumps originally, fou it Impossible to make a trump trick. Sixty-six species of birds are enemies of the colton boll weevil reports the National Wildlife Federation. Among these are the Bobwhite Quail. Red-headed Woodi pecker, Bluejay, and the Oriole. J5 Years Ago In Blytheyille — A shipment of 1500 head of cattle, collected by - the govern-/int from the parched fields of the Northwest is expected to arrive in Luxora. today, over the Frisco railroad. They will be unloaded at the stockyards near town and driven to' the river where they will be ferried across to Fisher's Island be pastured thru the summer months. When they have fattened and fully recovered from their starved condition they will be slaughtered mid distributed to the various canning centers in the county, to be canned for the fam- Jies of the unemployed this w'inter. Trail of 44 Deaths Ends on the Gallows WALLA WALLA. Wash., July 18 VP)—Death on the gallows early yesterday ended the bloody wander- Ings of Jake Bird. The 48-year old Negro transient :iad confessed committing or Uav- inj knowledge of 44 murders during his cross country roaming. He was hanged specifically for the ax murder of Mrs. Bertha BT June* D. White AP Foreign New* AnaJvat (For DeWitt MacKenile) Put yourself In the shoes of Polish peasant. He is a Catholic and a devout one In a land where * relatively iniall body of Communists control* 'iriually every phase of his day-to- iiay life. He Ls forced, of necessity, to hava contact with tlie Communist prop iganda. if only through reading of "icial orders: of the government. A* sume he has learned of the Vp.U excommunication decree, thnfGgh vis diocesan authorities, lorbiddin ilin lo expose himself to Commu list doctrine. Is he faced wilh the necessity o) disobeying the government and depriving himself of a living? Frotr a literal reading of the decree communicating Communists i forbidding Catholic contact witr them, this might appear to be th case. However, the effect probablj would be to make his contact witr his parish priest closer than ever. The parish priest, his confessor would have tiie authority to judgr what this peasant could and cor 1 not do if he wanted to avoid tl.: risk of cutting himself off fvoir ttie sacraments of the church. Mailer of Conscience The crux of the matter is thi conscience of the peasant, as priest most likely would instruc' him. Reading government notice: which vitally affect his everyda. life would not constitute wilful dls" obedience, Exposing himself know- gly to Communist propaganda would. He is inevitably caught betweer two systems of supreme authority. The church holds itself s pveniE in all spiritual matters. Communist government claims supremacy in temporal affairs, an wants authority over church af. fairs, too. What the peasant must cM sort the wheat from the chaff, will tlie assistance of his spivituM ar visor. He must now learn what hi has to reject and what he may accept. To good Catholics, this can be matter of spiritual life or death To citizens of Communist countries ,it can he life or death, period The Vatican has unsheathed it -supreme weapon—and the Conum nists have asked for it. They attacked the church in all thi countries ol Eastern Europe, an even in Northern Korea. Catholics Not to Compromise The Communists have had a lo* of experience at this. The .Russia! Orthodox Church exists loda partly because the Soviets fount they could not wipe out religioi without wiping out the people whi follow :t—and parlly because thi Orthodox Church in Russia adjusted itself to Soviet rule. This is not to say the Rotnar Catholic Church of today is liki the Russian Orthodox Church thai bowed to Ihe Soviets, except tha: both are churches and churche* that are made up of people. Widespread rebellion may alreadi have begun in Czechoslovakia, foi instance, as Catholic peasants support their priests who are vie of Communist campaigns agi them. It may spread, weaken th* Communist hold in such countries and alter the political face of Eastern Europe. On the other hand. If Communist control is strong enough, loca. church groups may have to adjust themselves if they are to live. In any case, the Vatican's ordei seems to mean that as far as it concerned there is to be no compromise in the religious phase of the cold war. Kludt in Tacoma, Wash., on Oct 30, 1947. In addition to his crime career: Bird won wide attention witli hi; "hex" on men involved tn his trial. Six persons on whom he pronounced the hex later died. Read Courlei News Want Ads. Reed Instrument Answer lo Previous Puzzl* HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted musical instrument 9 Western caUI* JO Fruit 12 An 13 Erects 15 Upper limb of the body 17 Symbol for •odium II A(tr*|'l* 19 Rough lava 20 Attempt 22P«wter coin of Thailand 23 Sow 2J God of lov« 2«rr«nch irticl* 27 Myself 28 Musical not* 29 That thtni 30 Soon 32 It hi! a - mouthpiec* 3S Novel 38 Capuchin monkty 37 Symbol for selenium 31 Diitr«M ti|m*l 41 Georfit (ab.) 41 BuMl* 44 Mutual concord 4«Unlt of reluctance 47 Frozen rain 4 9 Stag* p«rform«T M Leaving vurncAi 3 Dry (comb, form) 4 Mineral rocks 5 Injury 6 Goddess of the harvest 7 Notary public (ab.) BNott in Guide's scale 9 Trap 11 Poetry muse 25 Prince 12 Social insect! 30 Handle H Symbol for 31 Require! 33. Impetuous 34 Clock: fac*. 24 College official -lOBegonel "'"-• gold 16 Er,ttnal«> SI Color 22 Mountain ci«st» 38Brislle 39 On account (ab.) 43 Aged 44 Vitality 45 Small shield •SS Fish eggs 48 Early English (ab.) 50 Transpose (ab.) a An (Scot.)

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