The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1949 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FACT FOUR BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1949 THE BLYTHBVILLB COURIER NEWS TBX OOURIXR NCWB OO H. W HA1NM, PubUibcr JAMBB L. VERHOEFF Editor FAOL P HUMAN, Ad»»rU*ing M»na«« •ato lUtfcxial AdTertttng Reprewntatlm: Wtener Oft. N«» York. Chicago. Detroit . ruttfctud er«rr Afternoon Except Sunday '• latand •* tecond clu> m»tlti »t tb« poet- 1 oClt* »t Blythevllle, Arkanu*. under act ot Con- gnm. October ». 1»1T Member ot Tb» AswcUted Prei* -: SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ttj terrier ID tne city ol Blytbevluc or «nj suburban town where carrier service U main' Ulned, 300 pet week, 01 tec pel month Bf mail. withlD a radliu ol 60 mllei, $4.00 pei jtv, 13.00 tor fix month!. $1.00 tot three month*: by mall outside 60 mile tone $10X10 per itu • parable to advance Meditations Ye are (he ult of the earth; but If the salt hate lost his aavour, wherewith <nall It be ulteriT II It thenceforth good for nothing but I obe fast j out; an* to be trodden under foot of men.—Mal- •j thew 5:13. ' • • • ; Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard ; than anybody else expects of yon. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself Be a hard master to yourself—and be lenient to everybody else.— Beecher. Barbs ' Old-timers probably can remember when "getting away with muruer" was Just a faceuorts , expression. • • • According to a collect- j>rofw»or a man'» laugh / reveal* hb character. Unlew hi» tonsil? are In Hie way. • * * An Ohio man wa» arrested for having just one 'open bottle ot liquor In his car—but the Judge . made • ca*e out of i*. ' • • • An advance warnint lo houstflles: human betel* carry (emu. • • • Watch out for counterfeit money, warns Uncle Sam. Thanks, but we're looking for the real stutl. try tg&ia, The organization meeting for lh« Blytheville Community Service Council is scheduled for 8 p. m. Friday in the court room in the City Hall. Let's not allow this agency to die of inertia before, or after it is created. It can be one of the vital influences in the Blytheville of 19-19, I960, or any of the years that lies in the future for this growing city. This agency can do more perhaps than any other to Hiruct the growth in directions which w'll mean most lor the citizens of today and tomorrow, loo. Vernal Modesty Three left-wing Europeans will accompany Henry Wallace m his forthcoming "peace touv." He says he Invited them over "lo help find an answer-to the most imp'irtaiu question of our time: How can we bridge the dangerously widening ^ap between East and West? it must he the spring season that has turned Mr Wii'lacn as modest as a shrinking violet. \Vu set;m to recall that in the political hc;:1 ot lust summer he wus asking to be elected president on the strength that lie 'J'ready knew the answer to that qtitstr.n. Enthusiasm Becomes Substitute for Inertia ; Spring fever may be striking telling blows in a lot of places these (lays but '-. lor Arkansas as a whole, cities are go: ing in for spiring housecleaning in a large way. Dealing with results shown by van- cm municipalities over the state as a r««ult of community betterment clinics conducted last year, the Arkansas Democrat in a news item recently found that much has been done—directly or indirectly as a result of the clinics, one of : : : which was conducted in Blytheville. : ', .That news item contained this sig- ' nificant paragraph: "Cities often think ;• they have financial, traffic and a host '* of other problems, when the real underlying problem is inertia—or the willing• ness to let things ride '' Results of last year's clinics were summarized by J. F. Tuoliey, co-ordin- ator for the clinic program which was sponsored by the Arxansus Economic Council-State Ghaniber of Commerce in . co-operation with weal chambers ot commerce in the cities where clinics were conducted. Mr. Tuohey reports that many things -• have been accomplished. The information on which Mr. "Wuliey based his report included cta'.a trom Blytheville showing what hao been di;ue here. The list of projects, winch was carried recently in the Courier News, reflects •; progress—notable \ rogress But that does not mean tne whole job has been 1.7 accomplished. Fai ivom it A city which .' is wide awake finds tl>»t no sooner is one problem tackleu awl linked than another one bobs up civing for citizen- attention and a solution. One of the hems ol unfinished business for Blythrvihe citizens, which was ranked high when the community betterment clinic was conducted last summer, is the format an ui a community service council. Blytheville had such a council years a^o and its members served loyally and the city benefited. The Blytheville Chamber of Commerce is seeking now to re-create this council and let it serve as a planning agency for all civic organizations within the city, where various projects can be discussed and the work of all civic-minded men and women be correlated so that Blytheville may receive the maximum in benefits for the time and money expended. The initial mee'ina for this group •wail held last month and about one- fourth of the agencies in the city, which h«d b««n invited to sand representatives. wer*' represented when the roll was called. Believing that better representation was needed th«, civic leaders in that . .meeting decided to set * new dale And I. Champion Flagpole Sitter V VIEWS OF OTHERS A Contented Jeremiah No bombshell was dropped by vVinston Churchill in his Boston speech such as WBS exploded at Fulton three years ago H was at Fulton that Mr. Churchill correctly predicted the course ol Soviet foreign policy that hits bem pursued ever since. At a lime when :jiflllcns ui Americans still hoped lor OUR world ncrtcr the leadership ol the United Nations, Mr. Churchill said—and he was right—that "from SteLtin in the Baltic to Trieste In the Adriatic, an Irun curtain has descended •cross the Continent." The Grand Old Man of Great Britain, who so oil011 in his life has had to assume the gloomy role of n Jeremiah, Is content jjnd pleased with much that is transpiring. "I am in cnrdlal accord/' he snid, "with much that Is being done." He refers, of course, to the Marshall plan, the untlylng forces In Western Europe and LKe Atlantic pucu Only one statement in the speech bordered on the sensation, namely, his remark timt, but for the atomic bomb, Europe would be communized and London would be under bombardment. Of course, the continuing menace of Moscow and the hard fticls of the cold war received the former Premier's close attention. For the cold - warj he prescribed steady nerves and atrong hearts. At risk of over-simplification, Mr. Churchill ascribed the Soviet attitude to the fact that 13 men In the Kremlin fear the West's friendship more than their hostility. The barriers they have erected hnve been in the interest of their own self-preservation To that end, they have decreed that the Hussmn people must not be allowed to know wii»it is hapentng in the rest of the world, nor must tne rest of the world know want is happening in 4k>viet Russia. Mr. Churchill has some very kind words lo say about the Russian people themselves. He had hoped that ilussin. after the war, would have access, through A'arm waters, into every sea; that "she would nave the freest access . . lo raw materials of every kin.I, and that the Russians . everywhere would be rcrclve-l as brothers in the human family." He adds: 'That itlll remains our nfm and ideal." But if there must be a war or nerves, "it may not be our nerve or the structure of our civilization winch will orenk, and peace may yet be preserved ' Altogether, the ex-Prime Minister was in it cnlni and philosophic mood as lie spoke bet ore Ihe great gathering of scientists at M.l.T. Ele took occasion to remind the learned men of the limitations of science, and warned that it must hot attempt to intrude too tar on the minds and hearts of men. Rnierring to Dr. Burchard's me ill ion of "an approaching scientific ability to control men's thoughts with precision," Mr. Churchill amusingly sp.ic* he would be very content "if my lask In thif world is done bcfor thai happens." Throughout the suee.-h g.owcu Mr. Churcnills. feeling for Ihc tlignity and freedom ol the individual. There is no man in public life who can express this feeling with deepei conviction or loftier eloquence. And lit who hus gone through so many black hours exhorted ins hearers "in the very different clmntc ot today." not to despair, but to exercise ine virtues of hope and patience. Despite the many disappointments of the post-war era. "under ihc impact ol Communism, all the free tuitions ,tre being ^clrtcd together as they never have occ» bet ore and never could be, but for Mie harsh external pressure to which they are ocing subjected." It was a fine addicss We only wish it could be read by every Last Russian as a Lesson in ire decency and fairness of Western civilization—and *U light upon the lyranny lo which the RuwUn people are being subjected. -ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Sean O'Kelly Urges the Irish To Return to Gaelic Language Th. DOCTOR SAYS B.v Edwin P. Jordan, M. U. Wrltl«n (or NBA Service Iodized salt for the prevention of goiter was recommended In 1924 by the Michigan State Medical Society In co-operation with the State Board of Health. This method has stood 'the test ol time, although of a republic, said "he, would be an more has been learned about the empty victory If the Irish lost amount of Iodine which should be | their tongue. Well, 1 never yet knew an Irishman who lost his tongue—but of course we get the president's point. He wauls to give Ireland the Indt- By DeWitt MacKeniU AP Foreign Affairs Analyit While his 'countrymen danced through the streets of Dublin Mon- dr.y night In poyous celebration of the Irish Republic's complete InM- dependence from the British erowi™ my good friend President Sean O'Kelly laid out a further task for them to perform. Quit speaking English, he admonished In a broadcast, and restore the Gaelic language. The winning Shady Deal in Spanish Finance Tends to Weaken Confidence of Investors Who Deal With Franco Included and the Importance of a "stabilizer" to prevent the Iodine from being lost. Recently two prominent physicians writing for the Council on Foods and Nutrition of the American Medical Association again emphasized the value of iodized salt. Iodine Is needed for proper functioning of the human body. The physicians mentioned point out thnt Iodine Is an necessary to the normal functioning of the thyroid glanrt (the enlargement of which produces goiter) as water Is to the growth of plant life. Affeeti Growth In children who live In areas In which food or water does not contain enough iodine and who are stunted In growth for that reason, iodine and thyroid extract is of great help in restoring normal speed of growth. Iodine also is important in other respects. It plays some part in animal and human fertility. As early as 1907 salts containing iodine were fed to Michigan sheep In order to prevent the high death rate which was occuring among the newborn lambs. Some people have objected to the addition of iodine—in the form of sodium Iodine—to salt for fear it might be dangerous. Careful studies however, have shown that harmful effects do not occur. In one survey Involving more than 50,000 children, not a single child was found to have developed any bad effects whatever. By Peter Kilson NEA Wellington Corespondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — As ? ranco Spain prepares to push its :ase for removal of the United Na- lons diplomatic blacklisting, a good chance Is afforded to examine llv Spnnl.sli economy. Spnln also wants admission to UN subsidiary organizations. It wants in the North Al- .antic Pact. And it wants a U. S. OEvn. II Spain Is to be admitted to -his full partnership, It is just as well 10 know what may be expecle:l from the Franco government, which controls everything in the tightest lltlle dictatorship this side of the iron curtain. There have been several disturbing inrl.'cntors, right out in the open. The $25.000,000 six - month loan which Chase National Bank recently made Spain had to be secured by cold bullion worth 105 per cent of the face of the loan. This gold had lo be deposited in London, not Madrid. That would indicate Spanish credl 1 - is none too good. One reason for Inck of business confidence in the Spanish government may be found in the recent dealings of. Juan March, who 13 Franco's financial genius. By a bogus bankruptcy proceeding in a rural Spanish court,, March has moved to seize control of Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Oo. (BTLP) and to harass Its affiliated Companln Hispano - Americana dc Elcctrlcidaa (CHADE). Both companies were orcanied by American financer D. N. Helncmnn of Charlotte. N. C. BTLP Is a Canadian organintion but hn-s U. S. and other foreign capital. CHADE is a Spanish holding company which opejr.le p . utilities in the Argentine. The whole business Is a complex corporate setup no doubt designed take advantage of Ihe several nations' tax law loopholes: Spanish Government Action Clear Only p. public ulility lawyer could understand all the international high finance shenanigam involved. But even a dope can understand the Spanish action with regard to these properties. On the one hand the Franco government Is trying to interest American capital to come on over and invest On the other hand Franco's Juai' Mnrch is trying lo get control of foreign investments for his own profit. European financial papers have been outspoken in their condemnation of this action. One Swiss newspaper says. "The Spanish government. . .has.. .tolerated one of the greatest robberies in history." This paper adds that Mr. March has pnbllc'ly declared he hopes lo make $150.000000 from this transaction. Ail the foregoing may have to be discounted somewhat as looking after the interests of high linanccrs out to make a few millions. Something tint docs not have to be so discounted Is a recent unclassified U. S government report on operations of the Spanish economy in 1948. Ii> brief, it presents a picture of 28.000.000 people in an area slightly lim:er than California, which has lO.OCO.COO people. Over hall the people 7;oik on farms or in forests. 'Iliere is n small industrial area near Bilbao on the north coast, a textile industry centered around B.ircetm'a. Outside of that, there is lillle mnnufacturing. Per captia In- cime is SSI a year, average wage about J22I a year. UnemplnyiTient and Inflation Flourish i Ti'e Spanish Civil War ol 1936- I aged." 39 wrecked trie country. The World Wat of 1939-45 made reconstruction impossible. Lack of fertiiler and shore rainfall in the last two years have kept agricultural employment down. The short rainfall also reduced hydro-electric power production, cutting employment and thereby cutting Income. The cost of living index rose from 554 to 572 last year, the 1922-26 average being 100. This means inflation three times as bad as In the U. S. Eggs cost $.2.30 ft dozen coffee $2 a pound, the cheapest meals $1 a pound, beans 50 cents a pound, olive oil used for shortening $1.60 a quart, dark bread 15 cents a pound. This bread price was a 25 per cent increase over the year before, due to Argentina's arbitrary increase in the price of Its wheat exports. l"orelgrt trade has been hampere'd by the government's efforts to keep the peseta pegged at 11 to the dollar, with nearly 100 special exchange rates on various export commodities. Real value of the peseta Is believed to be about 25 to the dollar, but the. Franco government has refused to revalue, fearing worse inflation. "Depending on whether one listened to merchant* and manufacturers or to bankers and government officials," says the n. S. report, "the impression could be obtained that the whole business commodity was on the verge of bankruptcy or that there was occuring an orderly adjustment from a postwar speculative boom...the seeds of a financial panic existed if the situation were not carefully man- Note: Dr. Jordan ii unable to answer Individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer on of the most frenquently asked questions in his column. THE DOC ANSWERS By Edwin P, Jordan, M. D. QUESTION: What is the cause of so-called "rubber legs?" ANSWER: This Is a vague term which I presume refers to people who have unusually relaxed ligaments around the Joints. Contortionists generally fall In this group nd can move their limbs into jeculiar positions because of the much greater motion which they have in their joints. If this Is hat is meant by "rubber legs," I o not know of anything that can >e done to overcome it. viduallty of her ancient independence. And if you know your Irish, as does the writer, you can understand that sentiment. Someone asked me what it was that finally won southern Ireland her complete severance from England. My thought was that ther« were two qualities mainly responsible: an ever-burning spirit to win through, and the willingness to dii if necessary for convictions. Devoted Life to Cause Sean O'Kelly typifies that unflagging adherence to an Ideal which had become a spiritual urge. He has devoted his life to the cause. I first met Sean O'Kelly 30 yean ago In Paris, during the peace conference following the first world war. He was there as a representative of the rebel Sinn Fein q-.fc ganlzation (of which he was on» of the founders) and was trying to gain recognition from the conference. Sinee Ihen—ever since his youth, for that matter—he has been in the thick of the battle for Irish independence, finally landing in Ihe presidential residence. My wife and I were guests sevral times of the president and his charming wife during a visit to Ireland in 1945, and I found him a wee bit nostalgic for the good old dayi of rough-and-tumble political activity. Still as his speech last night shows, he hasn't lost the fire at crusading. The idea of reviving Gaelic Isn't new. of course, since the campaign started several decades ago, but apparently President O'Kelly Is bent on giving It a fillip. Of far greater importance was the call by both him and Premier John A. Costello for a union of the six countiei or Northern Ireland (Ulster) with the 26 of the republic. Northern Ireland remains a part of the United Kingdom. Issues Ple» for Unity This division of the Emerald Isljd has been the basis of long and oftt^ bloodv warfare between the two 15 Years Ago In BlytheYille— Miss Zola Crafton has returned o her home In Little Rock after n isit with her brother, Rupert Crafton and family. Mmes. Theodore Logan, E. F. Blomeyer, Raymond Schmuck, Tom W. Jackson and E. B. Woodson have returned from a meeting In Little Rock of the State Woman's Missionary Union of Baptist churches. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NKA Staff Correspondent T.ate?.l Golriwynlsm: Someone asked Sain where kid star. GIgi Perrcau. went to school. "Oh," said Sam, "I think she went to n colloquial school." HOLLYWOOD. (NEA) — Two , while warbling. Marie Windsor Is weeks ago Mickey Rooney snid he Retting a big build-up at Republic would sue his manager. Sam Sttefcl. John Wayne picked her [or aud demand nn accounting of the i "Strange Caravan" alter seeing her profits in thetr partnership. 1 work in "Hellfire." Now, Rod Cam- Today Mickey and Sam are pat- I cron has picked her as his steady ting each other on the back as co- ! girl friend, producers of Mickey's new movie. "Quicksand," The Mick says he's forgotten the suit and that he and Stiefcl will produce two more films. 'Rico- c'het." a western which Mickey will direct, and "Buckaroo." a rodeo story In which he'll star. I "The Fighting Marines," a 12"Sam and I arc old friends." i chapter serial filmed 13 years ago. Mickey told me. "That should ex- • just completed a run on a local plain everything." i television station. Grunt Withers Well, not everything, it didn't i find Ann Rutherford were co-star- explatu whether" Mickey's lawyer i red. 1 talked to Grant about it and told him he didn't have a chance he's still chuckling, to break his contract wilh Sam or "Friends called me up every night whether Mickey had cooled down [ and demanded lo know what hap- McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKennej America's Card Authority Written for NKA Serrirt By opnlar Request 'Cumberland' Hand casino. The boys asked me to show them the famous hand that had all the cards in the deck and never took a trick. They meant the "Duke of Cumberland" hand. It Is an old auction bridge hand, of course, and the bidding I have given Is just one of the ways It might be bid today. Let us assume that South opens the ace of diamonds. The poor declarer, with his four spades to the. five-spot, felt quite miserable until after the opening lead, which he trumped I with the deuce of spades. H- led the three of spades and finessed the ten-spot, then trumped a small diamond in hi.s hand, dropping South's king. He led another spade, finessed the queen. The ace picked .ip the king, and all the diamonds were good. Thus East made 13 tricks against South, who held what looked like all the cards. sections. Mr. Costello declared that "the ugly patch of partition imposed upon the fair fabric of our state offends our national dignity." He added that a UnUed "could what a divided Ireland can never be—a tower of streng'h In a bastion of defense for world peace." Irish republican statesmen have announced that they won't join the Atlantic defense pact until the partition of Ireland is ended. That is to say, they won't join with Britain In any military alliance while Ulster remains part of the United Kingdom. Perhaps time will result in a union, but there Is no presen* indication that It can be brought about in the near future. Th« feeling 1« bitter. It Is only two months ago that this question was threshed out in a general election in Northern Ireland and the decision Was that Ulster wanted to remain a port of the United Kingdom. Varl-Tongued The names of the slates of th« Union come from seven different languages: American Indian, Dutch, English, French, Greek, Latin, and Spanish. old SO THEY SAY Western Germany, with the majority of the German population, is saved. .1 do rot believe they will ever go Communist now—Ernest Bevm, in the House of Commor.*. * * • I always knew IWiuvis were passionate, but 1 didn't know they were that passionate.—Ingnd Bergman, after being swamped by fans In Rome. • » • All the old can do tor the yoim; is lo shock them and keep up to date,—Georgt Bernard Bhiw. pencd In the next chapter so their kids would KO to sleep. 1 told them: 'What happens next?—It was so long ago I don't even remember making the picture.'" • • • It looks like .loan Caulfield for Louis Hayward's leading lady In "Flood Tide." Permanent Role Since Bill lioyd's Hopalong Cassidy pictures have been clicking on television, every studio In town is paging him to sign on Ihe dotted line, nut Bill says he'll stick with floppy and not step out of character In any other kind of film. One of Hollywood's biRgest studios a.skod l>im If he'd like to slar tn a WK picture. "Yes," said Bill "a BIO Hopa- long Cassidy picture." Success note: the new congressional directory lists tw> ex-Con- ovcr models as congressional wives • • • Nice story behind Hollywood's new Blue Danube Restaurant. Mrs. Joe It's all sot ror Vaughn Monroe May, wife of the film director, was to make his rtcbut as a western I such a good cook at home that two slar In "Sinning onus" In Stptcm- dozen filmtown friends decided she her. Yep, Musclet will rldt a horst I See HOLLYWOOD an P»«« * and changed his mind. All hr'ri" say was: "We're friends." But Ihe Mirk was willing to talk about his romance with Martha Vickcrs. They're looking for a home In the valley. "We'll gel married." he said, "as soon as our divorces are final." Mickey's divorce Is final In May. Martha's in September. Mickey's divorce Is final In May. Martha's In September, "The Cleveland Slory." based on the pennant-winning Cleveland baseball club, will be filmed at Republic. The entire loam will be seen along wilh owner Bill Vccck. Only actor cast as yet Is George Brent. Misrepresentation In "Mr. Belvedere Goes lo College." Clifton Webb gives a sweater girl, obviously padded, a long, lingering look and says: "Young lad.v. I suggest you don't m.ike ally claims you may not be able lo live up to." Cavanaugh's restaurant in New York Citl has been famous for Its I Irish lamb slew since 1816, so it llls ' seemed appropriate for a crowd of us to head tor there on St. Patrick's Day. I asked Ray Doyle, the general manager, if the waiters spent any time playing bridge. "Well," he said, 'I'll bring over a few of the boys who have been with us for quite while, and you can ask them." The first one we met was Tom Duffy, who has been with Cav- anngh's for 46 years. Tom said Ihat bridge is a game for the younger generation: the real card panic Is the old Irish game of Forty-Five. Tony Turo, who has been with the restaurant for Mrs. Logan is president of the First Baptist Church group in Blytheville. Judge Cammille Kelly. Juvenile judge for Memphis, will be In Bl^ theville tomorrow for two speakii" engagements arranged by the local Parent Teachers groups. A meeting of the Blytheville "Share Our Wealth Socitey" has been arranged for tonight at 1:30 at the Court House. Stinging Insect * None If « 4 4 A Q 10 8 7 6 t None • QJ 878 5 3 109171 10942 10987 N W E S D*oUr * s -i i t n •» j * » 5 \ 3 t 0 None + 65 O 2 AKJ 9 1 r AKQJ « A K * AKQJ N-S vul. 2 j. Double Pass 3 4 IV * A P »-<e Pass 6N.T. 7* Pa " Pi <fs Double 1 ^as* Pass PasB Openini— * A t» years, challenged us to cribbage. Pat O'Mally, who has been with the organization for 41 years, said, "For me, I love to push a few chips In Ihe center of the table occasionally." The next one, Victor, with CaVamgh's (or 43 years, preferred HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted insect 7 It has a very sling 13 Interstice 14 Eluded loFaslener IG Slecple 18 On (prefix) 19 Cooking vessel 20 Natural fat 21 Insect egg 22 Hebrew deity 23 Northeast (ab.) 2< Tidy 27 Employed 29Towara 30 Greek letter 31 Correlative ol either 32 Of (suffix) 33 Matur* 35 Demonstrative 38 Boy's nickname 39 Pronoun 40 Seed vessel 42 Entertain *7 Health resort 48 Pastry 4 9 French cap 50 Woody fruit 51 Click beetle 53 Crescent- shaped 55 Give 56 Spoke . imperfectly VERTICAL 1 Occur 2 Bird 3 Tear 4 Negative reply 5 Otherwise 6 Bugle call 7 Withered 8 Always 9 Virginia (ab.) 10 Paradise 11 Mourn 12 Revised 17 is a social insect 25 Above 26 Ripped 27 Individual 28 Similar 33 Knocked 34 Philippine seaport 36 Attribute 37 Rested 41 College official 42 Encourage 43 Sim pie 44 Abraham's' home 45 Vend 46 Case for. toiletries 47 Crack 52 Tantalum (symbol) 54 Nova Scolia (ab.)

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