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1»AGE SIX BLYTCTVtLLE (ART.) COURIER KEWS THE BLYTHEV1LJJ COUBIEB NEWS TH» COURT** mm oa B. W BA1N0. PubtMtor JAUB6 1* VsOtBCCrr BtttUr O aTOalAM, AtfTtfttafckj ataJ* M«tloo>l Wtllra WrtM Oo. MV Tor*. Cfefeam Ortn* Atlanta,. «f«-»ffci« PublUh*J tntj Arurnoou Except etmdavf EniereO u accotut cJu* outtci at Us* poa*- oBice at BlyUwrUU.'Arkuwa. undu tM «( Osisv gum. October », UH Ueof*r of Tb* AtaocHtxl Pr««« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: mt csxmet in th« dtj ol BlytbevlU* •* MS* suburban town where carrier tervlos M -.»»i» tamed Me per Keek Ol tic pel month. Bj mall, wllhlr a radius of SO mllo M.OO p*» rear. $2.00 foi si> montni II00 foi tnree moalni: by mall out/xie 50 mil* ton* 110JO per it*l payable In advance Meditations I tin for peace: but vhen I spe«i, they art for war.—Patlms 124:1. • • • Wirs »rt never won. Wars are only and always lost both by Ihe victor and vanquished alike.—Bernard M. Baruch. Barbs The man whose job depends on him UMially can depend on his job. • * • Betlr Grable l» the hljhwl ul«rled woman Im the world. We forgot what she earns but ahe's 1*4 a nice figure. • * * You're actually not in such bad shape, de-pit* the weather. Look at the pretzel! » • • In liitl weather, adflses a doctor, find a fomt mfoi anil alt rljht But hf rioesn't mean K tht way you're takinr ft. » • • Some women know they are pretty good shoU —others take no chances and divorce their hua- btndi. Waiting for 'Dust to Settle' In China Is Risky Business Most Americans would agree that it doesn't make sense for us to have ax strong, clear iwlicy toward Europe and no policy at all toward Asia. for'Europe we devise the Marshall Plan, the North Atlantic Treaty and the arms aid program. For China, chief trouble spot in the Orient, we offer nothing but an attitude of "wait until the dust nettles." What good does it do to contain communism in Europe if we stand idly by whiU it spills unchecked over China 1 , In view of Chinese Communists' own statements, no realistic American statesman can continue to believe that somehow communism in Asia is less of a menace to us than it is elsewhere. China or India or any other sizable part of Asia in Communist hands is just as much a threat as a Red France or Italy. Isn't it time we did something about it? To do something, it is plain we must support some sort of non-Communist government in China. The present Nationalist regime is said to be honeycombed with corruption and incompetence. The State Department believes it unworthy of our support. But do we have the leisure to press for government reforms before extending aid? The pace of the Red march in South China raises doubts. Harold J. Noble, a specialist in Far Eastern affairs, presents in the Saturday Evening Post what seems like a wise suggestion for a starter. He says a competent military planning board should be asked to decide whether there is any military aid we might effectively extend to non-Communist China. This would involve measuring the strength and' likely future morale of Nationalist armies, the areas they might successfully defend, and the kind and amount of arms they could put to good use. From the answers of the military experts we would learn whether we should try to salvage part of continental China or ought beter to write it off and get set for a slow uphill climb in support of an exiled government on the island of Formosa or elsewhere. On tliis point, Chiang Kai-shek, self- proclaimed once more as Nationalist China's real leader, said recently that the Communists hold less of China than did the Japanese at their high tide. And the Japs never penetrated the mountain and desert barrier guarding western China, where 150,000,000 of the nation's 400,000,000 people live. There are other vital steps we must take for the defense of Asia. But none match in importance thr> issue of deciding right now what we can do—if anything—to halt the flow of Red hordes across China. Should we wait for the dust to settle, wt may find that wh«n tht air clear* tha R*d fla* ia flutt*rin« from all th*> capitoti ot Asia. • • • Good Things Come High •T. Edgar Hoover and hit FBI art •aid to be unhappy because they have been compelled to disclose some of their prized detective techniques in the trials of Judith Coplon in Washington and th» 11 Communist leaders in New York. To get evidence into the court record on the alleged subversive work of theat) defendants, the FBI had to permit testimony by some of its most valuable undercover agents, thereby ruining their future worth. It had also to allow the reading from its files, which further embar- assed its agents and informants. It is admittedly regrettable the FBI's investigations into espionage and sub. version will consequently be handicapped for a long time to come. Rut we see no help for it. Ferreting out espionage it not an end in itself. It should lead to court action and conviction, if the evidence warrants. We—and the FBI—must be ready to pay the price needed to achieve the goal. VIEWS OF OTHERS No Satisfying This Demand Do you iuppo.se that government, under »n> conceivable circumstances, would ever have enough revenue—all It figured It ought to spend? We can't Imagine the like. T»x receipts, local, state and national, have gone up In recent years with the velocity ol a scared cat attending a tftt. But where do you see a government, that leels lUtflcienUy heeled to do its job? Let's start at home, and give a loolc al our city government. Its estimated 1948 revenues will be two million, 398 thousand dollars, accord Inn to Comptroller E. W. Olbta. Yet he said the other day that lu "cushion" fund, its reserve ai>ov« settled expenditures, will be "pitifully jmmJl." And now, Mayor Wassell says he will approv* further spending which will Just about mop up that "pitifully small" amount for emergencies. In contrast with present outlays, our cilj government WM operated Just before the war on only about »800,000 a year—one-third of the COM today. Now cast your eye at our sut: government. Its spending was hoisted 151 per cent Jrom the 1939-W to the 19i7-<8 fiscal year (M millions to 80 millions). And it got another upward shore from last winter's legislature. Next glance at the spending heaven In Washington. The disbursements there zoomed from about 10 billions a year before the war, to a current figure in the neighborhood of *3 billions. Thill's better than a four-fold rise. Of course, the national government has a war and its dismal results to pay for. It Is also true that dollars buy less now, which hu boosted the expenses of all government. Yet, partly this inflation has been caused by the additional billions on billions of revenue which government has raked from the people's earnings, and spent in ways which pioduce no goods. And iias your income tripled, or quadrupled, since before the war? But government isn't entirely to blame for its lavishness. The people are pertly guilty. They hav« loleiateri the ceaseless demands or pressure groups, Ajid have voted for big-spending olficiala. In short, the whole nation la diligently engaged in thumbing its nose at economic laws. And you know what all human experience says aoout that endeavor—just this: you don't break economic laws. In the end, they break you. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Pay-Offs? Senator Ftllbright Ins drafted a bill forbidding firms borrowing from the government to employ RFC officials for at least two years. His action came after the disclosure that cetraln RFC oJtl- cials recommended substantial loans to proviate companies and, soon after the loans were approved, were employed by those companies at lush salaries. A Senate Banking and Currency subcommittee, of which the Arkansas senator Is chairman, is now holding homings on this practice. The problem is not unrelated to that which was highlighted recently by the report that a Washington "management counselor" had contracted to sell his alleged influence in getting government , contracts for a five per cent fee. The dilterence seems to be that, in the case of the Rrc officials and the companies, there was no contract guaranteeing employment. Both lypes of cases, however, arc cause tor concern. The public good cannot be served by tne disposal of actual or alleged government Influence for private gain. Senator Fulbrlght's bill woud help to solve one aspect of the problem. But the five percenters must be d*»lt wilh by the vigilance of government officials and the refusal of business men to accept thtlr b»it. -ARKANSAS GAiETFE. SO THEY SAY The Politburo h»s set out to ruin us economically and has victory within Its grasp. It Is at this moment running our country. It determines our policy and not merely In (he foreign field, but in the domestic field.—Sen. Ralph E. (landers (R) »f Verme-nl. « • • The Klan helps Jews and Negroes who stay In their place. When the ne»»p»pers say we art a h»le orga.nlca.tlan, they lie. The Klan Is founded on love, not hate.—Dr. S«mutl Green, Grand Dragon of the Kn Klux Klan. # * * They (cynic*) tend to think the Ideological differences between tht Kasl »r.S West are Irreconcilable. This Is loose and danieroiis thinning—Dr. Ralph Bunch*, UN mtttutor. Remember the Story About the Old Man of the Sea? WEDNESDAY, JULY », ll« Washington News Notebook Lines Form for Bitter Battle Between Catholics, Communists Th« DOCTOR SAYS •7 Wwin f. J«nUn, M. D. WilUea far NrA Service A number oJ people have Inquired concerning two dLseases najned respectively Buerger'i disease and Raynaud's disease after the physicians who described them. These Truman's Latest Economic Report Quite Different From One in January Bv Ptitt F.dson NEA Waiihlnjrlim Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NKA> - President Truman's latest economic report to Congress loots considerably different from January. the report of last The new report has two things in it which hadn't been unveiled when the January report was made. One is the Brannan farm plan. The other is the President's "Point IV" program for economic assistance lor underdeveloped countries, in the inaugural of the President's January position. In the January report, the President gave himself an out by sayInn: "The national tax policy should be flexible and should be promptly adjusted to the changing needs of business " The President's proposal to reduce transportation taxes goes only part way in meeting various congressional demands for reducing all excise taxes save those on liquor and tobacco. Also, on two other tax proposals, the. President Is sticking by his January guns. He still says estate arid gift taxes first presented message. The President is still lor both of | should be raised. Thev°were re- these things, though he doesn't re-jduced 30 per cent by the Rcpubll- fer to the farm plan as being Sec-j can tax bill of 194s! retary of Agriculture Charles F.i The main themes of the Presl- Brannan'j. The President merely I dent'.s January economic report calls It "an improved program of I «-cre how to combat inflation and farm Income supports.' He doesn't' hmv to protect the victims of in- Jtress any possible savings to con- i Nation. Most o! that Inflation still sumers. i seems to be here. Bnt the new mld- In Jaivary the President recom-' year report doesn't repeat the Jan- niendfd an increase in taxes to I nary requests for selective price and raise an additional S4.0OO.OOO.OOO a i wace controls. In the interval. Con- advised raising the money; stress has extended only rent con- probably be ridiculed for what appears to be backing out on some of his recom- by Increasing taxes on corporations.! trols. on upper income brackets, and by i The President '-•-••-•• • unspecified additional excise taxes. In the new midyear report the mendattons ot six months ago. But President says: "No major increase Jin this new report he presents ar- n taxes should be undertaken alignments seeking to Justify those his time." He Roes even further! recommendations as having been by proposing the repeal of taxes on transportation of goods, Ihc iberatizatlon of lax laws to permit corporations to carry over their '^sses from one year to the next :h»nm Not a Complete ReTtnal It would be wrong to say that hese proposed changes in fiscal' recommendations ,., „,,,* n^i- pollcy represent a complete reversal. dent's new midyear report, he is sound at the time they were made. "Our position (today) would be stronger if we had taken adequate steps to control inflation between 1!M5 and 1945." he writes. Man.v Repeal Recommcnilaf ions On a number of other legislative In the Presl- mercly repeating proposals from January and previous messages. He still favors Increasing the minimum wage standard from 40 to 75 cents an hour. It now looks as though he might get it. He still favors increasing unem- ployments Insurance payments to $30 a wet'-, lengthening the time they shall be paid to 30 weeks and extending benefits to many workers not now covered. The President also recommended extension for another year of the veterans' readjustment unemployment benefits. He likewise repeats previous recommendations for Increasing social security benefit payments to the aged, the Wind, the needy. The main theme of the new report, however, is on the avoidance of a possible future depression. The President say.s the country can't have prosperity by cutting employment or wages or essential government programs, so he doesn't propose to cut them. Instead, he repeats his January requests for public work.? planning —though no greater construction— and for surveys on the development of industry in an expanding economy. The President was severely beat over the head when he proposed such steps before. He may be in for farther beatings for proposing them again, even though he does not overemphasize them. The aid to education bill and the health insurance program are likewise given soft-pedal treatment in the new report, though they were emphasized last January. Passage of the housing bill and ending oJ credit controls 'iave removed them from the January must list. disorders are In many respects quite different although In both the blood vessels are involved. Buerger'i disease U in Inflammation of the arteries and veins, particularly In the feet and legs. It may completely block blood flow through these blood vessels. It Is much more common In men than in women. Although the cause Is not definitely Itnown, tobacco, infection, ringworm, and a chemical poison known is ergot have been most commonly Incriminated. Diagnosis of (hts condition Is made chiefly by the disappearance of the nocinal pulsation or beats of the blood vessels in the Involved area. Treatment Varies All pj-.tlents suffering from Buerger's disease cannot be treated alike. The most Important Items of treatment, however, are absolute avoidance of tobacco, removal of any sources of infection, and a good intake of fluids and salts. In the more serious cases the use of drugs to prevent coagulation of the blood end some other form of medical management may be useful Surgery is frequently required. Raynaud's disease is quite different in many respects. In this condition the blood supply is not cut off entirely but the blood vessels affected go Into spasms and contract, especially when exposed to cold. An emotional upset may produce the same result. Raynaud's disease is particularly' common in the hands and consequently the lingers are likely to turn white when put in cold water or when anything else produces this contraction of the blood vessels. As In Buerger's disease, tobacco should be prohibited. In this condition also cold, emotional upsets and like factors which bring on the symptoms should be avoided. 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 his column, By DeWUl AP r*rtlftt Affairs AnaJ;i« Newspaper headlines about foreign affairs which impress me most on returning to my desk after a two weeks' vacation are those emphasizing the swelling of the battle between communism and religion. Developments strengthen the view ventured Jn this column Just before I went away: "The worldwide Ideological conflict between communism and democracy. Involving a life and death struggle between religion and the Red is Intensifying. We have reacl: crucial period," Since then the situation him In". icd » QUESTION: I am 38 years old grown more critical, especially In Europe. It has reached a point where we are justified in saying that 'he outcome of the war of the Isms may turn In large degree on this question of religion or no religion—of God or no God. At the moment tlie fiercest phase of the Moscow-directed offensive Is aimed at the Vatican In Rome and the highly organized Catholic Church of Europe. However, not only Catholicism but all other forms of faith come under the Red edict that rellplon must be exterminated as the dope of the masses. Bitter Sfruesle Intensified Only -last Sunday Ihe leading Communist newspaper of Soviet occupied Germany, the Neues Deutschlind, denounced Lutheran Blsshon Otlo Dibelius of Bevliu a war monger and an instrument of American aggression. This Is Inkcn as presaging a hitler slrugle in that zone between Communist and church officials. I have before me a friendly letter from a reader In the State of Washington suggesting that I write a column telling "the truth about religion." He presumably doesn't find religion without faults. Well, from time to time we shall discuss the subject within the limits of our capabilities. But I'm aij cow-hand and don't intend t< anything I can't handle. And while I was born and reared in a Methodist parsonage, I don't claim to b« a theologian. However .whatever weaknesses the various religions may pcssesv i( doesn't- take a theologian to understand t!iat since the dawn of history mankind has believed iti God, or cods, and a hereafter, M'i of the peoples of the "arth, civilized or uncivilized, profess some sor 1 of religion. Maybe they can't al be right ir. their beliefs, but thi big point is that they have 'em, ant those beliefs are Ihe most cherish ed things in their lives. Reds Tackle Bis Objective That's w r hy we are entitled to saj that Bolshevism may break itself wide open in Its determination to destroy 'all religions, strong evidence of this pcssibility is to IM color in human beings. and my hair is almost completely gray. Is there any vitamin that restores color to the hair? ANSWER: Unfortunately there la no vitamin or any other preparation which Has been proved to have value in the restoration of hair [seen in the terrific fight being ' made bv Czechoslovakia!! Catholic) to defend their faith. Pope Pins, viewing this situation from the actual battlefront, ha« declared tha t no government which denies God can survive. That is M thesis to which all religions subscribe Hitler defied that certainty and tried to destroy religion because believers wouldn't carry out his notorious schemes. Pope Pius' edict that Call* who support communism will be excommunicated has brought • peculiar Red counter - offensive. Communist leaders in both Italr are one of the of recreating. I game we taught some ol these boys, called memory poker. Cards foremost forms recall that we brought a group of them over to a national t-urnament at Atlantic City one year ago. Their artificial limbs did not prevent them from joining In the dancing after the game. One of the boys won top score on today's hand. On tile opening lead of the six of spades dummy played the three- spot, and when East pnt on the exist side by side. That, of course. jack, our soldire by allowed him | anci prnnce are proclaiming tha to hold the trick. East returned comnul nism and Catholicism car a spade and West won with the ace. West refused to continue a spade, and led a club. The soldier _ boy won the Jack with the ace and i then took the heart finesse. Ea^t won this trick with the king and cashed his king of lubs. However, cur soldier boy made nine tricks. Had he played the queen of spades from dummy at :rlck one. East would have unblocked with the jack. Now when East got in with the king of hearts, he would have returned a spade and set the contract two tricks. IN HOLLYWOOD Bj Erskine Johnson • XEA SUff Correipendent Xavicr Cugal n-lnds up his South . . Depth of bad giving her a few peinlers: Market ^ h ™« ™£ ^™< is living at the Hotel Carlisle In New York and when the owner offered her private elevator service she politely refused, assuring him that she wanted to be treated the same as an ordinary tenant. • • » Rrd S««llon arrived at a p»rlj ht 'honor of .Milton Berle and /tot the blgxrst lunjh of hl s ra- reer. He wan wearing a rope around hii neffc. Joan Davis' new air show got off to a hilarious 5 tart except for several questionable gags. I'm still boiling about the one that had Joan misial!cn lor a shoplifter and tossed in jail where she says, "it's fun being here. You meet so many movie stars." Here's the -SCQUC! to my about Pat Hall. Uie cover Connie Halnes may be the sexy mzht club singer i n Warner's "Murder, Inc." . . . Overheard at p ' rc , c i !l ' c B:lll »a Do" House: "She was girl,; O u, «ith a mink that reached to . " - - '-<»V Mini ri Jiuiir, nidi 1 t'rtl. LICU k<J ±° r.V, n -? "P^ 1 " 1 }? ™. lico _"! "" ""W" and a woll that reached several film westerns and then cot lost in an economy shuffle. She sot herself signed to a deal as David Niven's first wife in the. Shirley Temple [ilm. "A Kiss foe Corliss." Then Ihey reworked the script and discovered they roulrt eliminate Pat's scenes with Nivcn. All she Is In the picture now is a photograph on Niven's dresser. Redecorating- Jimmy Stewart'.; August bride-lobe, Gloria McLean, will auction off her furniture by way of prcpaiation for Jimmy moving in and rc-doinc the McLean home. . . . The Legion of Decency finally approved Howard Hughes' -The"Outlaw" but the Producers Association still refuses If pass to her shoulders." 75 Years Ago In BtythewHe Marion Gray. Hal Moore. R. A. Nelson, Harold Sudbury, Tommy Hawkins and J. D. Cade have gone lo Chicaao (or Ihe [air. making the trip In Marion's car. Mr and Mr*. Evcrelt 8. Gee and son, t, B will leave Wednesday [or Frankfort. Midi where they ' will Join Mrs Byron Morse and family and Mrs. R. F. Kirshner and family Mr. and Mrs. Jack Applebaum McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Br William C. McKeniK} Amerira's Cart Authoritj WrltUn tot SEA Senlc* Careless Play Can Lose This Contract Not long ago someone said on the radio, "Ability, rather that disability, counts." I was reminded of this when Sylvan Gflns. secretary of the National Amputation Foundation, told me about a ball game that will be held at the Polo Grounds In New York on July 26. A K< 2 » AK J * A 105 3' Tournament—N-S vul. .So«tl> We* North EaM 14 1 * 2V Pass 2 N. T. Pass I N. T. P»w I Opening—* ! t« On one 'earn every player will be minus at least one arm. On the other team every player will be minus at least one leg Even if you cannot get to sec this game, the fact that you know about it should convince you that these amputees are not a liability. The National Amputation Foundation docs not seek sympathy for these boys. All they want Is a chance to go to work, and they will accept their nay on their ability to a complete reversal ol Bolshevism'.' cast-iron tenet that religion musl be destroyed. This tenet is a companion piece to another fundamental communist premise—thai capitalism must be destroyed. The fact that communism ap pears to have reversed itself on th Question of destroying religion cer tainly is an Indication that it encountering heavy resistance thought it undoubtedly doesn't rep resent any change of heart So th religious aspect of the cold war be comes a mp.tler of vital importance The largest single Iron mine in the world the Hull-Rust-Mahoning open pit mine in Minnestota, I Open hearth furnaces now (Jro is 3!i miles long, one-half to one I duce 91 per coin of all the stee mile wide, and covers 1,275 acres.' made in the United Slates. Music Instrument A;.. ,, to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 55 Aslcru-k 1,5 Depicted 56 Mimics VERTICAL 1 Brags 2 Entice 3 Drink slowly musical instrument 9n his heads 12 Medley 13 Charge 4 Thus M Hearing organ ^,,," u . , 15 High peak « Worthless 16 Speeder (Blb -' 17 Literary scraps - . 7 Indiann « Simple 18 Diminutive of 9Beveragt Susan •19 Lowers ID Lawless 11 Declaimed 21 Trinity Urm 16 Concerning (ab.) 22 Woody plant 2* Wind instrument 28 Resting plact 27 It is a - — instrument 21 Samarium (symbol) 29 Right (ab.) 30 Palm lily ; 31 Pronoun 32 Rind 34 Otherwise 37 Land measure 38 Rip 39 Tantalum (symbol) 40 Fate 46 Note of soli 47 Anger 49 Passageway JO Museum (ab.) 51 par (comb. form) 19 Itemized 20 Solemnity 23 Church feslival 25 Conflict 32 Inner courts 33 Card game 35 Greet 36 Expunges 41 Work units 42 Smut 43 fish 44 Rrain passage 45 Compass point 48 Eterniiy 50 Swab 53 Parent film (or a seal of ap- ; Mid son, Jack. s.nent Sunday in give n day's work. Memphu with reljtivet. I I was telling Oans about a little S3Sp«X , 54 Or i total coin

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