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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 16, 1949
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THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NKWS THE COURIER NEWS CO H iV HALVES. Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFP Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole NatlonaJ Advertising Representative*: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class malt«i at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, J917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID the city of Blytheville or «nj »uburban town where carrier service It main. tained, 20c per week, or 85c pel month By mall, within a radius of 50 mllea, $4.00 per year, »2.qo lor six months. »l.oo for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone »10.00 per sear payable In advance Meditations Go thy way, fat thy oread with Joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; tur God nim »o- repteth thy. works.—Ecrlcslastes 9:7. * • • I am persuaded every lime a man smiles—but much more so when he lauglu—It adds something to this fragment i! life.—Lawrence Sterne. Barbs A truck smashed H Pemis; '.vanta hamburger Eland that had just o|>er.etl Well. II was supposed to be ft quick lunch. » * * Cops In a smalj lown were lolrl til brush up on their ellquet. "I'anlon me- but hall. please, In the name of the law!" * » » Things are locking brigmci for husbands. Oriental fruit fly larvae caused a ban on the shipment of orchids from Hawaii lo America. » • • A buy in Klorlila caught a fish with two jiennles in it. He dliln't do so riailly, mnsliierinc the fins the fish also hail. * * * After taking nis wiillet, rjbbers gave a. man « receipt. Maybe there is nonor among thieves. Mutual Aid Clause Key To Ratification of Pact The Norlli Atlantic Trcnty is signed and sealed but nov delivered. The pact now goes lo the legislative bodies of the 12 signatory governineiits for approval. It is certain that the United Stales Senate, at leafit, will ,rjv e the document, an earnest and searching- examination. This is finite proper. The alliance is a historic step by which the United States formally cuts the last bond of its traditional isolation from Kurope. The fact that we are simply accepting in principle what we !iavc been forced to accept in fact by two European wars does not make th. s step any less momentous. It is also proper that all opposition and objections should be heard. The pact, however necessary, should not be entered into lightly H the Senate does approve it, it should only be after all the members' honest misgivings are expressed and, if possible, resolved. So far the principal objections seem to be based on the contention that Die pact takes from Congress its constitutional authority to declare war and assigns it to the President or Secretary of State. The liinguapre of the agreement does not bear out that charge. ' Article 5 states that if any parly to the treaty is attacked, the other parlies will assist it, individually and collectively, by taking such action as they consider necessary, including the iise of armed force. It does ml aiithomatically commit all members to declare war, as has been charged. Neither docs' it abridge the right 01 any member to take action through its normal and legal channels of government. A grave situation can well be imagined where a Uii'ge-.s:-ale attack would almost force speedy declaration of war by this country. That is a practical matter that the Senate and :he country must face. But it. can be faced with llie"a?sur- ance that the urgency of the situation would be as apparent t.> the Congress as to the President -r Secretary of State. There is another practical matter which the Senate must'.consider. That is the matter of military aid to European . members of the alijiuu-e. n i s reported that some influential senators hope to confine the forthcoming hearings and debate to the .ang.iage ami meaning ot the pact itself, ami to postpone discussion of military aiii till later. That may be hard to do if the discussion departs from a theoretical plane In Article 3 of tha- tveaty the parties pledge themselves to "maintain and develop their imlivkMal and collective capacity to resist armed attack" through "continuous and effective self-help and mutual aid." H is obvious thai "mutual aid" in building up defenses would be a rather one-sided proposition. It the treaty is to > be approved in its present iorni, includ- ing the language of Article 3, the SennU would almost have to discuss * specific arms program. It would not only have to decide whether this country would provide armaments, Jt would also need some information on requirement* and purposes. Otherwise the language of the treaty would mean little in itself. The members of a mutual defense alliance must have mutual means of defense. Without the assurance that some means would be provided, Senate approval of the alliance could offer only a doubtful promise of security. Resentment We were surprised lo read the statement of two psychiatrists that hay fever and similar allergies in children are the result of repressed anger toward their parents. We had always suspected that the trials and tribulations of parenthood were nothing to be sneezed at. VIEWS OF OTHERS Governor Points Out • A Bad Situation Governor McMalh cnjiert attention recently to « (net of our public life winch is l»r too complacently reenrclcd. He said (he stale annually hands out 22 million dollars o[ It* revenue to th« comity and city governments, and another j? million In aid lo the schools. Now that's 11.0 iion-» share of the state's gen- ernl revenues. And the reason for this nourish ot liberality, the governor leminded i« th»t the local governments and the schools are financially on their uppers uecanse they get too lime revenue from the property tax. M e added Ihat he thought everything possible should be done to correct the situation by pulling assessments on > fair and reasonable basis. He hopei the new Arkansas Tan Commission gets In some etlective licks at that Job. There should l>e a fervent Amen from the citizenry of the state. FY,r with uropwty ducking out of iU Just share of the laxes. as It has been doing for years, the biircien falls heavier on wage- workers and salary earners. This Is so because the state gets most of iu revenue Irom taxes on spending, plus a n income lax. Hence, in effect, th« wage and salary groups are subsidizing property owners, by making up the low taxes they pay. Governor McMath's ti B>l re of 22 millions of is contributing about is much to the support ol Is contrlubtlng about at much tc th« support ol local government as it collects itself Irom all sources. There you have reflected the zact that property is assessed in most cases at only 30 to 25 per cent ot value, .if that much. Some of It isn't assessed at nil. Compared with states all around us, our property taxes are inly a few shade, better than a gesture. Stale aid to local government*, or to th* schools, can be justified only on one basis: that it makes up their actual revenue needs after they have fairly and properly assessed and collected their own taxes. More than thai cannot be logically defended. It favors looms spending and wasteful politics. And the end of it :, exce.sslve state taxes to supply the Insatiable demand of the local governments and schools for more aad more revenue, when it seems to come Irom distant sources and other pockets. Governor McMath cc.uld do lew better things Ihan to lead a movement to correct this unrhole- some situation. —ARKKANSAS DEMOCRAT. For Honestly Labeled Gasoline Here and Ihcre, filling stations are chargins customers for premium grades of gasoline and oil but delivering inferior stuff, according to the Associated Petroleum Kelailers of Greater St. Louis. Therefore, the ussoclation Is calling lor local legislation to rcquue the posting of an octane rating on each Ras pump and the honest labeling of oil—with inspection and penalties to give teeth to the law. This proposal does credit to I He honest gasoline merchant. Gasoline and oil can be accurately rated by recognized commodity .^andards. In thli situation, the revelation of facts like the octane rating not only attacks cheats and unfair competitors. It also asserts fnnt non* of th« pertinent facts about the product .'hall be withheld from the consumer, and this is the most fundamental act of truth In advertising. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY I believe eastern and western Germany will unite I don't think anyone will stop It. Germany will come together again, but It may t«*e time.— Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevln of Great BrllMn. • » » Building peace is very much like waging; war In one respect. You cannot slwuys b« winning victories or launching great offensives.—Dr. Jaime Torres Bodet, director general of UNESCO. * * » I don't think Ethel Sarrymoie could have re- tc^od the verdict any better—Mrs Edna Herrlck, as her sister. Mildred 'Axis J3*lly" Olllara, wa» sentenced [o , 0 . M yegrs [or lrc ,, son . * • • Pure science can flourish only hi Intellectual freedom. War and preparation for war forbids such freedom. i n the Soviet Union the situation Is much worse. Science n»s become the servant of the state to stich an extent that the only trut science Is that approved by th« leader» of the slate.—Dr. Frank Boai. of the Columbia CoJIegt of Physicians and Suigeor.t Association of Political Experts Wants Parties To Be Required to Live Up to Campaign Promises By refer Kelson EA Waxhinrtan C'nrresnnmicnl WASHINGTON, INFA5—How can 1. S. political parlies be forced lo Ive up to their platforms and campaign promises? challen B'"K '«*' s»n- . It is nothing to laugh at, either. The A.P.S.A. was largely rcsuon- ible for stirring up all the public yAKK.y COimTEtt NEWS Step on'It, Son! SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1949 American Politica fon 1s tackling. suggestions have final report will been received, a be dratted by a Committee on National Political Parlies. It is planned to have this report reai'.y by December. 1949. An Science Associa- effort will be made to have some of the recommendations put Into effect during the 1050 elections. Serving on this Committee of National Political Parties are authors of a number of the best books on American political history Chair.„•!„,„„» " "' "" — •'" man is Elmer E. Schaltschneider of ed to rL d , r ff eWment "' hich Connecticut Wesleyan University. 18« Tf g ,h * -°J- Con S rCM »»»«>' "f "Party Government." 1946. If the Association should , others include Clarence A. Berd- half »s successful in knocking a ahl, University of Illinois, author 't^£m&T«^ yS^r^^T^X - -I" A^rtcT^rt; nd do such a bum job of running hings around here now, thanks would be due, and also a grand uize. and are said to govern badly be- cnuse they do not mobilize effectively the men they elect to office. Lack of Party Cohesion Blamed '•Nearly all the conflict and confusion in American government can be traced to the failure of political parties at this point." says the political scientists' preliminary outline. This is said to come from r a lack of party cohesion within the government at tlie national level. This creates an impression of incapacity to government. And it makes the voters think that the men they elected to office are incompetent. This diagnosis would seem to fit the present 81st Congress like a pair of silk tights, and is just as revealing. Every split in the Democratic party filibuster, iaboi civil rights, the legislation, vete- 5 starting out on '.his new crusade ust as 1. started out to reform Congress. It has drafted a prelim- nary report which Is really noth- nft more than a scries of trial bal- oons on which might be done. Next, some 20 dinners are herns ar- anged st various big cities throughout the United States. Their Government"; Kirk H. Porter. University of Iowa, author of "National Party platforms." This distinguished committee's . •- — preliminary outline finds that the i ri " ls .P ensl °ns. expansion of social or an Invisible government crisis. The new role o( the American government at home and abroad demands executive and legislative cooperation which it is not getting. --- . political scientists anri •rominenl citizens are being invited to these dinners. The first, nr- anged by the Washington, D. C chapter ot the A.P.S.A . was scheduled for the middle of this month. Will Ask for Suscestions Criticism of the proposed reform rogram will be asked at all these meetings, when all comments and security and nil the other moot issues—shows this weakness of the party system. The Democratic Party fought out all these issues at Us Philadelphia 't..,L,u,i VNIIIUIL n. i^, nut geiiing. convention last summer. It adopt- Thls is said to be no fault of the ' nti a platform on which it elected— Present Constitutional organization much to its own surprise—a Pres- of the U. S. government. There is 1<lcnt a "d majorities of both House "° **P r ession of the need for sub- a "rt Senate. Once in office, however, the Congressional crnl of this combination has forgotten its platform and cone back on its promises. If it has thereby sown the seed for its defeat, H has only itself to blame. How the political scientists suggest changing present U. S. political organization to effect changes they consider necessary will be covered in this space in the next issue. stituting a dictatorial or socialistic form of government. What is wanted Is a democratic solution for a political weakness which Is de- srribrd as "a failure to bring about effective organization of the opinion of a majority of the people." One suggested" solution for this dilemma is through changing the St "" ls I Political of poliiical paries parties fall to function IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA1— Ronald Colroan is talking about scml- retircmenl again. He's telling friends he may never make another film, preferring radio appearances at $5.000 a crack and overseeing his San Ysitlro Ranch at Santa Barbara. He can afford it—he marie his money before high taxc.s. » • * Doctors are worried about Sonjn Henie's terrific loss of weight. She went on a Ihrec-weck diet six months ago to lose excess poundage bul the pounds are still falling off. • * • The Dick Haymes-Nora Eddington headlines have church groups again talking nbout film boycott. Some of. the letter* of protest to movie cr^r Eric Johnson ore slz- zler«. • » • Mdie Cantor's first NBC television show will be kinrscoped from Hollywood on Oct. 4. it will be a monthly show with » different cast from his «lr program. Prediction: Watch for rekindling of the Jnne %%'yman-Manny Sacks romance. The Columbia record executive and Jane met following her separation from Ronald Reagan but distance has separated them until now. Now S«kj has arranjrr! (n spend wore tlmr In Hollywood— lo &lvr Lew Ayeres some competition? » * • Aside to Van .lohnson: Montgomery Clift Just acquired a fan club at the Old Folks' Home in Omaha. Neb The youngest member is 79. The president. Mrs. C. E. Quine, Is 93. Remakr of "Eajcor" M-G-M Is about lo announce n remake of Hob Taylor's big hit. "Johnny Eager." with Kirk Douglas In the Taylor role. . . Helen Hayes is penciled In for the mother rolr in the film version of "Glass Menagerie." Sudden thmight: Aren't producer Bill Pevlberg and director George Seiton one of Hollywood's prize teanu? They've been associated f.T nln* j'jurs «nd arc ttill responsible By Erskine .Inhnsnn NEA Staff Correspondent for sur-h films as "Song of. Bcrnri- delte." "Miracle on 34th Street " •Apartment for Peggy" and "Cliick- tn Every Sunday." * » * Frances Clifford Is describing her role in "Ridin' High" as a new tvvisl. She saysi "For the first time in my life I lose my man >Bitig Crosby) to a horse." N'esv twist for an A film maybe, out its been happening for years in westerns. • * • It's a nr-n- contract, with a WE raise, lor Susan Hayward. She's under personal contract to Walter WariRer. . . Ken Murray u-as Interviewing members of his "Rlnck- s" audience. One customer salri lie saw Ihe show six vears ago when he was a GI on h'is way to the Pacific. "Do you notice any- ihinc now?" beamed Kon. "Yov" M id |he c * xrajrr." "vmi'rc Rieht of the week.: Hrdy Lamarr. of all people, learning rifle shooting »ud knife throwing for her role "< a western belle in "Copper Can- ynn." Economy J.csson Movie makers suftcrintr from money shortages and other conditions of economic stress are Retting * Iwwrn In success from Hollywood's youngest producer. He's John Champion, a law student be- f the war and a producer only since his military disoliaree iwo years ago. He's made two westerns »ri is about to start * third The first, Panhandle." cost only Ji'S.ncm and In 10 months its rev- nip has cxrrcrtcrt $800.000. The second. "Stampede." is about to be released. Typical Champion Ingenuity Itr heard about a big catllc roundup In Mexico, where government a<;rn- nrs were extrrminatlnR honelrsslv diseased cattle. A big herd was io be stampeded and driven over a rliff. Champion took a camera rrciv lo Mexico and filmed the stampede for Jlfi.fiOO. A similar st.imnrrir In "Rort lilvrr" sUtfit for Ihe film, cost $250,000. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Br William T.. McKcnne; America's Can! Authority Written for NEA Service Kxpert Makes Shun On This Game Bid Any time that Mrs. Helen Sobcl. of New York City, enters a briclje tournament, the odds are in favor of her finishing in a win. pluce or show position. She has bn- been rated the world's outstanding woman player, and she is certainly one of the highest rankine players of the country among both men and women. V KJ 1053 » A J 10 AK 108 Tournament—Both vul. South West North EaM I ¥ I * Pass 2 A Pass 4 A Pass Pass Opening—* 7 i« Mrs. Sobel devotes a great deal o! time to playing bridge. However, she prefers rubber bridge to tournament bi-lrtgc. She and her leam- males. Samuel Fry, Jr., Mrs. Lester Kliodes and Riciwrd F'. Kahn. recently won the Eastern States mixed team-of-oiir championship. Then »-on 40 matches, which was 8',i more Ihiin the second nlace team. Kibitzing Mrs. ~obol Is apt to become rather monotonous. You are always looking lor something spectacular, bul she bids her hands cas- il.v and smoothly, then carefully Ihluks over her line i f play, planning every move slid Is going to make. If you watcher her play lo- day's hand, there would seem lo be Edward Remains Unforgiven For His Abdication for Love The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. I). Written for NEA Service Varicose veins and varicose ulcers present a problem to many people as they grow older. Varicose veins do not produce pain or discomfort unless they are inflamed, but such veins are more likely to be inflamed tlum normal ones. Everyone is born with folds or valves in tile veins which carry the flow of blood upward. valves prevent the blood from falling back and help to hold up the column of blood They are especially Important ij) the leap where the pressure of the blood in the veins Is heavy because human beings stand upright. Over the years the pressure on the valves in the vein/; of the legs Is great r.nri they are often broken down When this happens the ne- ce.ssaiy support is lessened and the vein becomes swollen. Such swollen vcsseu. mostly near the surface, are called varicose veins. Ulcers Common Those who have varicose veins are ti-ore hkely to have swollen feet or ankles than those with normal veins Also the poor circulation brought Pbout by varicose veins can produce surface ulcers. These ulcers sometimes become enormous, cans- ing destruction of the skin and large ope)) sores. The of elastic bandages which support the widened and enlarged varicose veins Is, of course, an oltl remedy, and helpful in many cases Varicose veins are sometime.; remover 1 by surgery. The use of injections for varicose veins has also been popular but now .surgery is again being used more and more. The treatment ol varicose ulcers Is sitll difficult although several methods are being used with success. Probably the most important thins '.<, tlo is to prevent serious swelling! or ulcers by not neglecting variocose veins in the initial stages. • « • No1c - Di. Jordan i.s unable,to aiis- wer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will ans- er o:ie of the most frequently nsk- ed questions in his column. » • » QUESTION: is there such a thin? a.s the bladder wall falling down? I am suffering from this difficulty and t!ic doctor says onlv an opera- tiin will fix it. ANSWER: This condition carries the medical name of cystocele. I do not know of any other treatment besides an operation which will cure it 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Harvey Morris and O. G. Calldill attended a meeting of insurance agencies yesterday at Jonesboro. Ark. Mrs. M. O. Usrey led the program on "Brazil" when the Missionary Society of the First Methodist Church met Monday afternoon in the church. She was assisted by Mrs. Wilson Henry. Mrs. A. B. Pair- field. Mrs. W. A. Slickmon. Mrs. Sallie Hubler and Mrs. J. A. O'Brv- ant. Taken from the files of the Courier 25 years ago. "Joe P. Pride, this week opened his 80 acre tract near the west Gate store on the B. M. and L. concrete boule"~rd In single lots and five acre tracts, and he describes the opening by saying, the stake setters could not keep out of the way of the purchasers." nothing difficult about it. On the opening lead of ttie seven of heats South played the ten-spot and Mrs. Sobe! won the trick with the queen. She led a small spade to dummy's queen, thei, pla?cd the queen of clubs. South did not cover, so she let it ride, then led a small club from dummy, winning with the ace. Another spade was led to dummy's ace. picking up the trumps. Now Mrs. Sobcl ruffed the deuce * By IJcWill MacKcnzi* Al' Foreign Affairs Analyst Cve of the great dramas of our time Is being spot-lighted one* more in England. The Duke of Windsor I* btvlt again from his wanderings to ^i' liis mother, tne aged Dowager Queou Mary. As usual he 1» being received politely but on the whol» coolly by his native country, which a generation ago showered him with adoration as "Prince Charming" and later paid him homage a» king-emperor. He ha s not been forgiven for abandoning his throne to become the third husband of the American-born Mrs. Wallls Simpson. The Duke arrived « week ago from his home in Paris—and his dutches* remained In France. She hasn't been received In the royal household since her marriage to Windsor. So he .traveled alone to visit her mother, who if said to have withheld the royal nod of acceptance from the wife. And the queen mother's word Li law in royal circles That must be a tragic circumstance for Windsor, whose ties with his helovecl mother are very close. She always has been his be,I friend We old timers remember how .she used to stand between him and his austere father. King George V, when the ilicn Prince of Wales had kicked over the tracer a bit. !?he shielded her first-born and helped him until- he mounted th~ world's greatest throne. ^§ But Queen Mary clings to the -stern code which fate has designed for modern royally. The royal family belongs to the people. The kins is the servant of his subjects, not the ruler, lie may not abandon his throne to satisfy a personal desire. Moreover he is supposed to pro- vine ethical leadership for his domains. Thus the king .who Is head of 'he Church of England, certainly isn't., expected to consider marriage with one who hns been involved in divorce, upon which the church frowns. Thus far the general public has viewed the duke's abdication for love in much the same light as the royal family. The Britons are by nature conservative, and there still is a good bit of Victorian austerity abov.t. Edwaidt's abdication came as a. terrific shock to the empire, because he probr-bly was the best equipped prince ever to ascend the throne. He might have been the greatest king in England's long history, and in any event there seemed no reason why he shouldn't make a not-^ able record lor himself. ,*• However, he was possessed of on« characteristic which gravely worried some of his ministers of state. He was a decidedly opinionated young man and showed a strong disposition to have his own way. In short, there were highly placed persons who feared he leaned too strongly toward being an authoritative monarch rather than a strictly cons'itutional ruler. It was an odd twist of fate that while Edward's top minister were consicierinE this phase of his character he should have served notice he would abdicate if he couldn't marry Mrs. Simpson. My information i.s that their fear of his ambitions had something to t*i with their decision to agree with abdication, although the marriage question was the decisive Item. Will the royal family and the general public ever forgive Edward? Well, ho isn't likely to be forgiven, but time is a yreat softener and it may be that one of these days his duchess will become a member of the royal family circle. In the present instance, the dutches didn't go to England until after her husband had completed his isit with his mother. The duke and his wife now are guests, of their friend, the Earl of Dudley, in his home near London, of clubs in her own hand, which established the nine and three of clubs. She cashed the ace of hearMb ruffed a heart in dm .my, and dis^ carded her two diamonds on the nine and three of clubs. Thus she made seven-odd. 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