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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1949 THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H- W HA1NES, PubUfber JAMES L. VERHOEFP, Editor PAUL O. BCUAK, AdTertlilm ttua&t Sola NaUonaJ Advertising Repre**nt»Uve»: WtliM* Wltmer Co. New York, Chio*o. Dttrott, AUtntt, Uetnphtt _________ Publlibed Every ArUrooon Except 6und»y BBtered u second clut matter at (be po*t> offlo* at Blytbeville, Arkansa*. under act ot Coo- gmt, October 8. 1811. Member ot The Associated Pie** SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID the city ot Blythevllle or any mbuiban town where carrier service is maintained, 20o per week. 01 85c pet month. By n»" within a radius ot 60 miles. 14.00 pet year 1200 for six months $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 60 mils «on«. 410.00 per year payabl* in advanc*. §it by while millions more become the unwilling subject* of Communist dictatorship. When Russia is forced to accept the status quo by the free world's united determination and strength, then talk of "the same peaceful world" will be sensible as well as hopeful. Getting Past the Receptionists Is the Problem Meditations But ihou, Ix>rd, irt most high for evermore.— «2:8. Chance and change are busy ever; Man decays, and ages move; But His mercy wanelli never; God Is wisdom, God is love— Bowring. Barbs High-producing millc cows drink 40 gallons ot milk daily. We'll bet you can guess what's we're thinking. * » * The very early Indian) ruui no iwear words— and then the white man came! • » V There's really no need, in some cities, to give "keys" to distinguished visitor*, The cities are Hide open. > • * Some tong hlU have been written in 15 mln- uU«, s»y« » composer. .Maybe it's difficult to get a snappy fillet * • • An Oklahoma man found $5 In a family Bible that hadn't been opened for 15 year§. Religion pays even If you don't Jse It very olten. Off to a Good Start Franklin D. Roosevi-ll, Jr., seeking Die congressional seat of the laic Hep. Sol Bloom of New York City, has broken with Tammany Hail. He says he is against what it stands for. and calls on the people to resit re decent leadership in the party. His pronouncement might have been more impressive if iie Jind made it a little earlier. As it was, it came al'ttu' Tammany failed to choose him us the Democratic candidate for the vacant seat. Until then, young Roosevelt was evidently willing to accept Tammany support under its present leadership. But his denunciation, though late, was probably a g'wcl move. The very mime of Tammany Hall is so notorious that Mr. Roosevelt will probably, get a favorable reaction throughout the country. Furthermore, he has announced that he will turn down support of the Communist-dominated American Labor Party if it should be offered to him. That's another good move. Now all he has to do is win the special election. Isolationists Opposing Pact Prove Communist Asset More than 300 Americans, in an open letter, have urged the Senate to turn down the North Atlantic Treaty. They have called upon the President to open negotiations for a direct settlement with Premier Stalin. The pact, they hold, will only make the present situation more tritical and may lead to war. One of the letter's sponsors, T. O. Thackrey, is a consistent Communist apologist. But the bulk of the signers, including Protestant bisliups, several college presidents and deans, and other distinguished citizens, can scarcely bo called either leftists or innocents. They seem to represent a growing body of what may be termed "liberal isolationists." We may assume that most of them signed this letter in good faith, even though the document may have been mischievously inspired. The liberal isolationist is anti-Fascist and non-reactionary. But like the rightist isolationist, his solicy is peace at any price. He resolutely ignores the mountain of evidence, both word and deed, which proclaims Russia's aggressive intentions. He.imputes to the Russian leaders the desire for peace that he him• self feels. He seems to think that if we shut our eyes, hold very still and wish very hard for peace, the horrid specter will go away. The liberal isolationist may recognize both bigotry and Communist propaganda when he meets them. But his recognition does not save him from being an asset lo both. He serves the purposes of the party-liners He is also useful to that dwindling band which considers all foreigners to be lazy riff-raff —the "let the Russians have 'em" school. The signers of this letter have implied that they think Mr. Truman does not want peace. They ignore all the provocations that made the Atlantic Pact necessary. They consider the pact a deliberately aggressive move. This, of course, is beating the Wallace-Communist drum, though many of the earnest people who signed the letter mighl wish that it weren't. "Capitalism and communism not only can but must live togelhei in the same peaceful world," the open letter states. That is true. But it is not the whole truth. The conflict "s not simply between capitalism and commihiism It is between freedom, self-government and personal security en one side and semi- slavery, dictatorship a>id terror on the other. No country has ever chosen a Communist government in a free and unfettered election. Yet millions now live under such governments. That is a fact which must be facud. If peuce is here to stay, so is commur.ism But that does not mean that we must VIEWS OF OTHERS Double Standard in Rents After producing a national rent control law that tlie real estate looby hailed as "a posltlvt decontrol measure," Congress look up Ihe District of Columbia rent bill. The result was perhaps less pleasing to Ihc real eslnte lobby. The House started the ball rolling by passing t strong bill. The Senate was prepared to do the same tiling, but Senator McCarthy reminded his colleagues that they were being tougher on their own landlords than on other, people's landlords. The Senate couldn't dispute that, s o It ac- ceplcd six amendmenls to bring the District bill in line with the national law. When the measure w«nt back to Ihc House for concurrence, however, the same Congressmen who had insisted on guaranteeing a fair Income lo olher property owners balked at such a guarantee to Washington property owners. There was too little time lo srgue It o.it before the deadline last midnight, so both chaml^rs proven how agile they can be by taking only 14 minutes lo extend the old District law while they figure out a new one. Whatever else may feme of these further deliberations, members of Congress, unlike renters in olher cities, need not fear lhal their board ot aldermen or legislature will vote to abolish rent ceilings and throw them to She wolves. For Congress itself is Washington's board of aldermen and legislature, and Congi-ea clings jealously to this role. In rent control and othet things, "home rule" Is iauce for the provinces but poison for the capital. It is always Interesting to see Congress set one itandard for other people and another for Its own members. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Renewal of Warfare In China Brings Critical World Situation Republican, Who Doesn't Know About Railroads, Gets Democrat's Okay for Membership on ICC Th. DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. I). Wrlllen for NBA Service Several drugs Increase "pep" and mental activity lemporarilys or at east hide the signs of fatigue Some of them, like cocaine, have long )ecn used by primitive people. Most of the substances act on the brain and nervous system and do not help muscular workers. Some first stimulate and then depress. No drugs of this kind should be taken regularly or without Ihe advice of a doclor, as Ihey may have seriously harmful effects. The real answer to overcoming fatigue lies only In more rest or slopping the activity which produced it. All that "p.p drugs" do Is to conceal the symptoms for a short time. One of the most popHar drugs used to combat fatigue is a substance called amphetamine, or Benzedrine. This can be taken by Inhaling, or in the form of pills. It has real medical uses but it Is also too oftc.- misused. AMA Warning An authoritative statement on this pep stimulator was made some time ago by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association: "It's use Is not recommended in the treatment of [aligue in norma Individuals, because of the dangers of eliminating the warning signa of sleepiness in persons who are overdoing; because of the possibility of habit formation or addiction and because cases of collapse hav ensued when the drug has been used for this purpose. "Its use is not recommended for developing a sense of increased energy and capacity for work or as a 'pick-me-up' in Individuals, other than those under the strict supervision of a physician." This is a serious warning. People who indulge themselves with this stimulant may injure their health, have difficulty In sleeping, or develop a habit of relying on the drug which is difficult to throw off. By UeWIU MacKcnzie A I' Foreign Affairs Analyst China's civil war boilert up again along the Yangtze In all its old fury. The Nationalist Government — weak and harassed but refusing to bow Its neck lo unconditional sur-^ render—had rejected the sweeping ' demands of the victorious Chinese Communist forces for peace. The Red response was a resumption of hostilities by its powerful armies. Perhaps Incidental but highly dramatic was the adventure of the British cruiser Consort. She came under fire and fought u running duel with Communist short Runs down the river until she 'ird reach- By Peter Kdson NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — <NEA>— Senale confirmation of ex-Lieut. Gov. Hugh W Cross of Illinois as eleventh member of the Interstate Commerce Commission justifies a fresh look at that stale, neglected body. It also warrants a closer look at Mr. Cross, and how he got in. Commissioner Cross is a Republican, but was backed for this ICC job by Sen. Scott Lucas of Illinois, the Democratic majority floor lead- seems to be that Senator Lucas has to run for re-election lo the Senate in 1950. There have been rumors of some difficulty about his being able to win. So in an apparent effort to build up political following ftmong Illinois Republicans. Senator Lucas backed Mr. Cross for the ICC vacancy caused by the death of Commissioner George M. Barnard. This business of Senator Lucas petting any Republican backing in Illinois Is admittedly a neat political trick—if it can ever be done. nothing about railroads. Has Good Personal Record Comlssioner Cross describes l.im- self as a country lawyer and farmer. His family went to Illinois from New Jersey over 100 years ago "and Crosses have operated the same farm ever since. Commissioner Cross went to University ot Illinois and was graduated in law In 1921. He was elected to the state legislature in 1932 and was re-elected three times. He served as speaker of the House his last term. Then he was elected lieutenant-governor in 1940 anil n Commissioner Cross may of course fool everyone and become the best man on the ICC. But his term expires Dec. 31, 1950, and it is doubtful if he will know what it is all about by that time. He has never hrui a case before the ICC. The sum total of his railroad experience seerns to be that he lias represented Chicago & Alton in its local legal work In his home town of Jersyville. down near St. Louis. Thus is the man whom the en- ate confirmed in about five seconds. Senator Lucas seems to have in- The legislative cleric read the name • •• • - •' - O f Hugh W. Cross to be an Inter- You Ought to See This Sheet of Paper You would stare If you could see a sheet of paper on our editorial desk Yo:; might claw at your collar, or erupt a sulfurous remark. Anyway, you would know why trie federal government puts a bite on every income as soon as It reaches $001; why it scoops hi Horn 40 to over 90 per cent of large inci>mes; anc 1 why it quarries yet deeper Into your earnings with excise taxes on tires, light bulbs, c.'smeiics, matches, refrigerators and many other Items. For on tins sheet of paper, which Is 36 by 44 inches—H square feet -i it—you would see listed the vast prolusion ot federal departments and agencies, ami llicir I.tr-fluilK, sprawling, overlapping conglomeration of divisions, bureaus, boards, commissions, offices <ind services. The 11 square feet is pretty well co\crea with the names of these units—and in .ather small type. You probably couldn't name une per cent of them. Nobody could remember them all. If he had brains enough lor sjch a feat, he wouldn't be able to carry them around Think of the opportunities for waste, with -10- odd billions of lollars a year pouring through such a disordered spending rr.ach>ne. And Mr. Truman and the pressure groups want to make It bigger— and costlier. You would write » thundering "No" to your congressman and senators if you could sec that sheet of paper. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. sistert that Presicienl Truman nominate Cross of this ICC job. A number of other Democratic senators, seriously concerned about the present sad state of the nation's railroads, had decided to back soine- )ody who knew something about ransportalion. President Truman Is upposed to have agreed. Yet when Senator Lucas Insisted on an'Illinois Republican appointee further his own political Inter- e.st,s, Truman pave in In the wishes of his Senate majority leader. The result Is appointment of a man who admltledly knows practically state Commerce commissioner. The Senate presiding officer, who happened lo be Sen. Forrest C. Donnel ot Missouri, said. "Wtlhout object ion, Ihe nomination is confirmed.' There was no objection. It is doubt ful if a dozen senators knew whi he was. When the Senate Commerce Committee was "investigating" Cross's appointment, he was questioned for only 15 minutes. Transcript of the invest lea tion is most revealing. Transcript Shows Politics "I do regret," said Republican Sen. Clyde Reed of Kansas, "tha the President did not appoint a man with extensive experience in traffic and transportation, and with some understanding of the problem with which the ICC deals. It take a man three or four years, If he has no more experience than you have got now. before he can proper- y perform the functions of his iffice." Republican Sen. Charles Tobey of New Hampshire inquired: "Has here arisen in your mind any great wonderment at the present situation of the railrodas?" "There lias." Mr. Cross replied. That was the most and the last he had to say about his own appointment. Senator Tobey went on to point out that once railroad securities used to be suitable trust fnuds. Then came the debacle. Hates have been ncreased four or five times and the railroads art still in the doldrums Their rolling stock is ridiculously poor. Their service has not improved. "The wonder is when in heaven's name will there be a railroad system worthy of the name." he said 'One of the gentlemen in this room made a remark a while ago,'' Tobey continued, "that ICC effic iency Is now at the lowest point in its history. It will be our hope am our prayer that you can hnprov the situation. I see no hope for it betterment. I am pessimistic abou it on the evidence today." What all this adds up to is tha the Senate abdicated on Us respon sibility to see that the Presiden appoint better qualified men t high government office. It woul rather play politics. Note: Dr. Jordan Is unable lo answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. * • • QUESTION: Is RoinR about in II kinds of weather likely to ag ravate a sinus condition? ANSWER: Yes Indeed. Most, of hose »ho suffer Kith sinus trouble re affected unfavorably by bad •cather. IN HOLLYWOOD By Crsklne Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —Exclu- I vision, here's the inside: Hal Roach sivclv yours: Paillette Godiiard is ] solrt the TV rights for 5150,000. The Mexico lor the bullfights but | bu>\r expects to make aboul $250,GCO on the deal. Roach tried to talk Stan and Babe mio making n series of 13 shorts, running 12 minutes each, expre-ssly for television, but they turned him down, snyliig Ihe price wasn't right. 75 Years Ago (n Blytbeville Miss Mary Grace Hill who attends State College, Joncsboro, spent the veekend here with her parents. Dr. and Mrs. E. V. Hill. Mrs. Harry Brown, with Misses Virginia Bourland and Marie Leggett spent yesterday In Memphis, laving gone down especially to hear Hal Kemp and his orchestra. C. M. Buck was re-elected president of the Blylheville School Board last night in a meeting at, which time the board authorized Crawford Green to offer all teachers In the white schools a renewal of their contracts. The budget makes no provision for high school teachers who will continue, to receive their salaries from tuition payments. Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Little are remodeling their country home on the Promised Land Road. ed tlie safety of the port of Ktang- yin. Red shore guns previously harl crippled the British sloop Amethyst. Whether we are witnessing the beginning ot another protracted onslaught by the Communists re- nnins to be seen, probably It depends on whether this furious blow •esults in a reopening of peace negotiations bv the groggy and disorganized Nationalists, In any event, yesterday's developments are Hkflv to be written down as among the most critical In thft world war hrtwfen Communism and all other political creeds. The fate not only of China but of Asia as a whole Is Involved. In- rired the conflict, of the isms may ultimately be decided in that vast theatre. Tlie other night Winston Churchill, sneaking at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ltfc Boston, said of this situation: • "And tbe Question is asked: 'Are we winning the cold war?' That cannot be decided by looking at Europe alone. We must also look to Asia. The worst disaster since our victory has been the collapse p' China under Communist attack and intrigue. "China, in which the United States have always taken a hich interest comprises an Immense nnrt of the population of the world. Tile absorption of China and India into the Kremlin-controlled Communist emnire u-ou'd certainly brine measureless bloodshed and misery to elsht or nine hundred million peonle." However, to srct hack to the grim present, one of two thinps can prow out of the current situation In the immediate future: 1. A coalition eovernmcnt nf Communists and Nationalists mlcht be formed. The Communists are reported to have proposed thai such a recime be Inaugurated bv May 1. 2. The civil war might continue its bloodv course, with the Reds ruling Northern China and carrying he fieht Into the southern part ojfm the country. ^ A coalition would, of course, be political mushroom. It has been demonstrated time anrt aealn that Communism won't mix with any other Ideology. Tlie fnrmatlnn of a "coalition" Is a favorite Red procedure in fak- irur over x new state. The rnali- iion oulckly undergoes a puree and civps ivav to complelr red domination of tbe government. That would happen 111 the case of Saturn's volume Is about 750 times that of the earth. It exceeds the earth In mass only about 95 times, however, since its destiny is much less than that of our own planet. there's sain to be another reason— a divorce. 1 hear she'll shed Burgess Meredith in tlie Mexican courts between bulls. Roberto Ros-scllini's ex - Italian girl friend, actress Mugnani. is making no secret of the fact that she and not Inprirt Bt'rgman should have heer. starred in Rossclllnl's next Italian-made movie. It's the reason she cooked tip a. result they have beginners and In termcdiate classes all the time. Mr. Ostrow says It is surprising how quickly the students learn to execute difficult plays. Our lesson hand today comes from one of his classes. East's bid of one no trump supposedly showed that he. had 'lie diamonds and spades stopped. South fully expect- JoVi Howard, strictly a romantic iiero hoforc Ihc war, is playing a -semi-heavy in John Wayne's 'StiHnjri 1 Caravan." It's his third ... movie since checking out, of the deal to slnr in a similar -story which [ Nav.v. William Dieterle will direct. They'll j ... start shooting the clay before lnr;nrt R||(ly v ., 1]rE , is com blng out of his and Roisclltm turn llicir first cam- , h . ia , o ,, crs from lljghl clulx , and era. ^ ^ ', theaters all the way from Mexico i Ci;y lo London His drawing power Cheers for Oregon: A proposed | ls cvcn a . n!l7ills tlle management law there would cost thealcr own-j o[ , [lc cocoanut Grove. ...Dennis Day is Retting together a one-hour mu.-ic.il variety show with wliich ers 30 nays in Jail and $100 for al- ] lotting popcorn and peanut, en at the movtc.s. SO THEY SAY We led the exclusion ol Ihc Iron curtain countries from all contacls with u? is not the wise way to bring recovery. There are millions In tnosc countries longing tor the day In? curtain shall be rent and the light sll.wrd to go through again.— Foreign Secretary ErnE-.t Bcvin of Great Britain. » • » From experience we Know that farm families are likely to be the first victims oi the bust lliat tends to follow the boom.—Secretary ol Agriculture Charles p. Brannan. * • • In Hollywood when a girl Is referred to as well groomed they mean sVre's Cecn married several «lrnt»^—Arthur Lake, motion picture actor. he'll tour theaters this summer. l-i(r rcnnomy flashes: T^;> .^watik Hollywood night clubs Sec HOLLYWOOD on pajc 9 V532 »Q AQ9S43 4 K 10 8 « 2 108 105 4 105 J N W E 5 D«el*r ¥ AK1 5 » K J»7 + K 8 * A <TQJ 94 • A8S3 2 + AJ7 Lesson Hand—N-S vui. Wes* North East 1 » Pass I * 1N.T Double Pass Pass Pass Opening—4 3 Zl could do was to cash his ace of clubs. Hid North remembered that his partner had made a business double, he would have jumped In with his queen of spades, led a club, and he and his partner would then have tnken at least eight tricks. China. Then if the had the strength to control the whole country militarily, Communism would be established. Otherwis* the civil war would break out aeain. The alternative of an iiv'iediate continuation of the civil war presents a terrible prospect. The opposing forces are drawn up on either side of the miehty Yangtze River. One the northern bank are 1,000.000 Red soldiers, flushed with victory pnd ready for a fresh assault. On the south are half a million Nationalists—poorly trained and ill erminped to face a fresh onslaueht. Observers generally expect, that, if full scale fiKhting Is resumed, the Red armies will make quick inroads Into Nationalist territory south of the Yangtze. They will leave a well organized communist territory behind them north of the Yangtze. Still, while the Reds mieht be expected to make quick advances, this doesn't necessarily mean they could sweep Southern China. C^J the contrary the prospects are th»u the fighting would progress by zones, with Nationalist forces put- tine up a vigorous battle in many areas. Food Fish Annlvrr I Quotes ol the week: '•My recent misadvcnturcB cos: nc a'.' the money I had and <.oiiic I h,iver>'t seen." Robert Mitchum. Hollywood films suffer from an overdone of overwriting, ovcrdlrcct- ine and overproduction." Carey Wilson. M-G-M producer. • • * Trigger's n-inontli-olrt son KOCS hfforr ilu cameras In Roy Rogers' next. "The Golden Stallion." Fibbri- McGce and Molly arc so- illR J .o Europe for the f-.rM time this summer. They've bockcd passage in June. Yoiins Oltl-Tinipr It's odd lo hrar piill-.Miert Mickey j Albert A. Ostrow, of Brooklyn. Hoo.ity explaining his qualifications: N. Y.. who is in charge of the as a director. "After nil." he says, i lyn College, tells me that he rector 25 , cives mall from all over the country McKENNEY ON BRIDGE IU William E. McKrnnrj America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Kml play Sets Up Overtricks Here /' clns.^rs on contract, bridge at Brook- "I've bf" n In the busine.'ys years." He still looks like R tccn- '• asking for Information about the ager If you've been wandering about tho.,c Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy oomedie* you've been seeing on tele- courses n Basics of nud l\is booklet, "Modem Contract," cd to defeat the hand in making his business double. East won the opening lead ot the three of diamonds with the king. Having been taught to establish the long suit Immediately he led a small spade and South went In with the ace. This placed the queen In the North liand. South continued with the deuce of diamonds which was won dummy with the ten-spot. Declare then led a low spade toward hi jack, and when North ducked, th jack held the trick. South discardec the six of diamonds, and East nex led n diamond. South won Ihis trie with Hie ace and got oul of th lend by returning his lasl diamond Now' declarer took inventory. H had three diamond tricks, and h would have two spade tricks whe he cashed the king. The nee an kiiiR of hearts would Rive him seve tricks for his contract, so lie dccide to play now tor overtricks. He cashed the king of spades, on which South threw a small heart: whcre- The course nt Brooklyn College divided into three semesters. noon declarer cashed the ace anrt king of hearts mid led a small .» >„>.,„.„ ,,,v,, .m^ .-,..,,.„,...,. heart, throwing Soulh In the lead. lull, winter and spring, «nd *> K Thui South w»» endplnyed. All n« HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted sea dweltcr 7 It is a large, soft fish 13 Gratify 14 Fleet 15 Indonesian of ' Mindanao 16Vapid i8 Deep hole 18 Fiber knots 20 Painful spols 21 Summer (Fr.) 22 Senior (ab.) 23 Bon« 24 Her 27 Rocky pinnacle 29 Symbol for erbium 30 Correlative of either 31 Oriental measure 32 Musical note 33 Female deer 34 High mountain 36 Compass point 37 Part of "be" 39 Greek 4etler 41 Fruit 46 British money of account 47 River islet 48 Small candle 49 Blemish 50 Wrenches 52 Philippic 54 Centaur shol by Hercules (myth.) 55 Traps VERTICAL 1 Bridges 3 Jump 4 Mother 5 Hops' kilns 6 Roman emperor 7 Doom 8 Angers 9 "Sunshine State" (ab.) 10 Back ot Ihe neck 11 Rodaclor 12 fruits of Ihe palm tree 17 Symbol for iridium 25 Demigod 2G [roquoiari Indian 27 Hindu weight 28 Verbal 42 Go by 33 Wish 43 Prepaid (ab.V 35 Pompous show 44 E ) ermits 36 H travels up 45 ''Emerald fresh-water tsle" streams to 46 Persian tentmaker 36 Female horses 51 Steamship 40 Followers (ab.) 41 Aleutian 53 Egyptian sun island god i

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