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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 25, 1949
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PAQI FOUR BLYTHT5VILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS GO. H. W BJUNE8, Publlibu JAMES L. VKRHOEFF, Editor FAUL D. HUMAN. AdTtrtUing •Ob Ntttonkl Adwtiilnt Wtltae* Witmcr Oo- Hew York, Chicago. Dttrctt Atlanta, UempbJ*. PuhUtlMd *»«•» ATUrnoon Except Sunday Intend at wcond clan matter at the peat- oflle* »t Blytbevllle, Arkana*a, under act ol COD- October », WIT Member ol Tb« Awoclated Preat SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in tb« city ot BlythtvlU* or anj wburban town wber* carrier tervlot to maintained, We per week, or 860 pel month. Bj •"«". within • radlu* ot 50 mile*, *4.00 pet JMT, 12.00 (or six month*. $1.00 (or three months ; by mall outside SO mil* ton*. 110.00 P«t rear payabl* In advanc*. Meditations Neither abmll they ujr, Lo here! or to (here! for, behold, the kinfdom of Cud li within sou.— Luke 17:21. • • » There Is nothing so wonderfully created as Ihe human soul. There U something of God in It. We are Infinite in the future, though we are inliinte in the past.—Henry Ward Beecher. MONDAY, APRIL 25, 1949 Barbs A lot of the better things come to people who themselves. Pin your (alth on a fit man, wy» * writer. Anyway, be won't >toop to anything low. : • « • Girlie l£ recommended lor colds. 5fou eat It and the person with a cold will keep away from you; * • • An Illinois woman paid for her aweetheart'a faitt tcetb and then he jilted her. He'i now In a position to map at other opportunities. • * » Pity the lowly hen— her son will never Mt. wilt, «r«i packed with ofriciali who •!•• resistant to change. At long a* the public doesn't complain they are not likely to initiate radical reforms. This goes for winning and losing parties alike, who could both do with a general overhaul. The public isn't going to complain much until it is roused from its general attitude of cynical indulgence toward politicians and parties. Too many ot us expect the quarennial platform lo be tor- gotten. We expect hatchets to be buried for the sake of "unity" at election time, and party divisions to appear soon afterward. We expect city and county bosses to run local politics pretty much HB they please. We sneer, but we accept such things as a matter of course. This is an old story, but it is still true. We may be thankful fur the contrast of the political scientists' zeal, which deserves a helping hand. Hasn't Been Around Lately Moscow says that a proposed three- country expedition to seek the ruins of Noah's Ark on Mt. Ararat, near the Soviet border, is simply another excuse for spying on Russian territory. Could be the expedition is looking for that dove of hope which came around to inform Noah that the storm was over. VIEWS OF OTHERS Self-Restraint First Hacks Should Ride Along With Political Scientists A revolutionary program which could upset some of our most cherished American traditions is reported by Peter Edson in his Washington column. It ieenw that the American Political : Science Association wants to inject a ••'• little science into the workings of our political parties. That is an over-simplified statement of a complicated project. Even so, it can be seen that the A.P.S.A.'s idea is of a magnitude which makes the Hoover Commission'* recommendations look ' like routine spring housecleaning. Any attempt to apply political science ; to party politics will take the scientists into dangerous territory. They will have to b« contented with pressure and patronage, seniority and sectionalism, tradition and folklore. They will venture into fields where a pair of red suspenders or a hillbilly band .- often means more to the voters than the issues at stake. They will have to travel the peaks of public enthusiasm and the valleys of public apathy. They will have . to convince the people as well as the , politicians that political responsibility is a day-in-day-out task and not an excuse for speeches and fireworks one year in four. It promises to be a rough journey. We wish the scientists well with their idea which, as Mr. Edson explains, "is to make party platforms mean what they say, and to create more discipline within party organizations, so that their political promises will be carried out." The scientists would like to see the party policy makers get together more often and with representation from the local to the national government levels. They would also like to see party platforms drafted every two years instead of every four. They are considering the merits of having each party form a National Policy Council to do must of the job that the present National Com. mittees are supposed to do and often r don't. These are not all the suggestions that the political scientists are playing around with, but they indicate the direction of their thought. The tough job of putting this thought into action vi-ould be a matter of persuasion rather than of legislation. But since the A.P.S.A. is the outfit which largely initiated the congressional reorganization of 19-18, it chould not be written off as supporting a hopeless cause. It is certain that this A.P.S.A. idea will have to have a lot of public support if it is to get beyond the talking stage. Otherwise the professional politicians would be likely to give it a conscending smile and forget it. The smart political party ought to adopt some of the • scientists' recommendations voluntarily and pile up a record of efficiency and integrity. It then should be able to run away from the opposition and hide. ',-" But political parties, smart and other- Enabling legislation to permit the President to do something with the Hoover Commission's report moves one more parlous step through the congressional gantlet—and not unharmed, we regret to report. li the Senate Executive Expenditures Committee had merely deleted that portion ot the House bill which says seven favored agencies can't be touched without separate nnd special action by Congress, it would have done a good job. But It went on and further shackled the power o! the President to reorganize Ills sprawling administrative machinery which both Mr. Truman and, Mr. Hoover agree should be given him. Whatever authority is voted, says the Senate committee, should expire within four years. In other words, if the President within that short period cannot straighten out the tangle svhich 160 years of often inconsistent nnd imintcgrated legislating has built up, then he must fight the battle against vested Interests and vested burcaucraclca >ll over again. Furhermore. says the Senate group, the congressional check on executive reorganizing (a concurrent resolution of both houses) which Mr. Hoover and Mr. Truman both asked and the House bill provides isn't enough. So the committees voted that a majority of either house may veto any part of the streamlining. Senator John L. McClellnn, chairman, says the easier veto is necessary to "preserve the integrity of the legislative process"—presumably because either house can veto ordinary legislation in thli way. But this Isn't ordinary legislation. In the first place, it is legislation which deals primarly not with law and policies but with the functioning ol the executive departments In which the duel Executive ought to'be given a relatively free hand. In the second place, as these senators well know, they, &s well as the rest ol Congress, are all for governmental efficiency and all against cumbersomenKss—except where tome pet activity or agency is concerned. Hence they should know also that until Congress first of all enacts a sell- restraining law, the job can never really be done. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Manners Note SO THEY SAY It Ain't the Cost, It's the Upkeep tin KJuRSeiF A LOT or \KiW fAWLW NOTiO*/ 1 ' ' WHO^Tb BLAME VJHEMTPlE &OIH4 "C'MORKlCKM WJEy To LIVEN THE MANNER You've TAUGHT ME / « s PETER EDSON S Washington News Notebook Postmaster General Seeks Analysis Of Railroads' Mail Handling Costs By Peter Ed-itm NEA Washhi^ton Correspondent WASillNGTON —(NBA)-- Postmaster General Jesse M. Donaldson has begun two movies Lo make :he railroads submit to a full cost analysis before news rates of payment for hauling the mail are determined. First, he defied the Interstate Commerce Commission. In a reply to the American Association of Railroads' snbsUJary, the Railway Mail Transport at Ion Committee, which asks for R 35 per cent Interim Increase in pay on top of a previously granted 25 per cent raise, the postmaster general charg- thiu under the Railway Mail Act of 1916 the ICC is without authority to grant such interim increases before full hearing are concluded. The grounds on which the postmaster general makes his claim are thfit the railroads have refused to file basic data in support of the original 26 per cent increase, though they were ordered to do so. Arne C. Wiprud, special counsel for the postmaster general in this railway mail case, goes so far us to say that the railroads do not intend to produce the evidence. Wiprud's statement to the ICC quotes the counsel for the roads' Committee on Railway Mail Transportation to the effect that the essential evidence "consists of payrolls . . . and calculations based Uicrcon at the source of information. The implication drawn is that If the Post Office Department and the ICC want this information, they can go to some 1200 railroad stations throughout the country and riig it out themselves. Wiprud calls this defiance of the government. Con^rrss Has Bill Hearings on these points before Ihe ICC has been set for May 24. A decision by the ICC is hoped for by June 1- If the decision states that the Post Office Department must pay a second interim increase, there are indications that the postmaster general may refuse to pay them, and throw the case Into the courts. In the meantime, Postmaster General Donaldson has begun attack on this railway mail pay issue on second front. new legislation Chiang Remains Central Figure As Chinese Reds Cross Yangtze The DOCTOR SAYS A condition occasionally occui-s in htch there is an accumulation of uid Inside the brain. Commonly nown as "water on the brain," the ledlcal term for this condition Is ydrocephalus. It may either be resent at birlh or develop later When present at birth, the cause believed to be some obstruction o the drainage of fluid out or the paces within the skull, which lie etwccn portions of the brain. The increase in fluid may enlarge ne head even before birth and hus can make childbirth difficult, lore often, however, 11 is not no- iced until some time after birth as occurred. Hydrocephalus usually interferes ;ith Intelligence but this is not Iways so. In one famous case a nan lived to the age of 29 with uch a Inrge and stretched skull (hat t was almost transparent, but his iieiHa) faculties were In excellent condition. YMl'TOMS VARY In most cases of hydrocephalus 10 cause can be discovered. The symptoms also vary widely. There may or may not be mental changes present. Headaches, disturbances of •Ision or difficulty in walking are among the likely symptoms, but are lot always present. The outlook for those afflicted by this condition depends on Ihe causes and on the speed with which fluid accumulates. If it comes on suddenly and fluid accumulates rap- dly, the outlook, of course. Is unfavorable. In many mild cases, however, recovery can, and often docs occur. In some cases Ihe condition can be permanently relieved by removing some of the excess fluid This treatment is particularly worth considering early. Much more ha., to be learned about hydrocephalus however, before prevention become possible or better treatments can b devised. • • • 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 Dpwlll Mackenzie AP Forflsn Affairs Analyst With great Chinese Communist armies across the Yangtze River and driving steadily southward tn^ Ihe heart of Nationalist Chlu 1 !! there's much speculation as to what Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's next move will be to counter this errific assault. After all. while (he "Oiino" hsj :cn in "retirement" during peace icgoliations, he still remains the boss of the Nationalists. He had conference at Hnngchow with Acting President LI TsuiiR-jen Friday and later it was announced they lad decided that the government 'must fight for the peoples' freedom and national independence to the Mid." But how do they propose to implement this fighting language? 'Hiis column earlier reported that Chiang is understood to have been organizing defense on (lie basis of guerrilla warfare and to have divided Ihe country up into zones of resistance. Should this defense fail he would as a last resort set up a government on the big island eft Formosa oft the Chinese coast. Tn Remain In Background But what of immediate plans? A usually well informed Chinese source submitted to Congress, the Post Office Department has asked for & number ot revisions of the Railway rtlnil Pay Act of 1916. . One revision would require the railroads to furnish the postmaster general with such information and evidence as he may request for determining proper payment for railway mail transportation. If such information were not furnished, the Post Office Department would be authorized to withhold payment until the evidence Is furnished. Another proposed amendment would give the general power to file suit for court review of any ICC decision on mail pay rates. The railroads may now ask for court review of ICC decisions, but the Post Office Department can't. Under the present schedules—established 20 and 30 years ago—Ihe roads charge the government th fully-loaded rate for all mall cai returned empty. Empty express an freight cars are of course moved without charge to the shipper. But the U.S. Post Office Department Is required to pay 52 cents per car-mile for the movement of its empties. This is double the highest comparable rate of 26 cents per car-mile charged for the movement of loaded express cars. • Over the past 20 years It is estimated that this charge for the movement of empty mail cars has cost the government about $400,000,000. The government's general accounting Office has now recommended abolition of the full-rate payment for .movement of empty mail cars. This point reduces the whole battle royal between the government and the raildoads to its fundamentals—which are rates. Postmaster General Donaldson—a career man in the Postal Service—has been working desperately on all fronts to reduce the $500,000.000 a year deficit of his department. He wants fair rates for the services rendered and services received—on a business basis. The railway mail pay case could be settled by June 1 it the railroads would co-operate on a new cost study for Us biggest and best customer, which now pays the roads over 5200,000.000 a year. Instead, the railroads seem lo be trying to get their 65 per cent interim increases without having to show their costs. leg? By Edwin P. Jordan. M. D. Question: what can be done for tingling and tired feeling Jn the :? ANSWER: The first thing is to have a thorough examination'to try tn find out the cause. The most likely possibilities are in the nervous system or in the. circulation. Only after this has been done will it be possible for the physician to advise a treatment. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — O. W. McCutchen returned yesterday from Los Angeles, Calif where he attended the National Motion Picture convention held there Mrs. McCutchen and daughter Miss Betty, with Miss Anne Stevens, will return in 10 days. Mrs. Molly McElwain and son, Mel, will go to Jonesboro tomorrow where Mel will enter the Literary meet held there and participate in declamation. The American Legion and lls auxiliary will meet tonight in the Womans Club for a Joint program in observance of child welfare work. here in America tells me Chiang remain largely In the background until he gets a call from the Nationalist leaders. Meantime Acting President LI would carry on. Premier General Ho Ylng-chi^ who also attended Friday's mcctldr with Chiang, has been given full command of all Nationalist forces. He is one of China's best soldiers and was long chief of staff to the generalissimo. If and when Ihe generalissimo gets his "call," it is believed he will establish his personal headquarters In Canton, on the south coast. Not only i- that great city well located strategically, but it, has a sentimental importance to the Nationalists. It was the seat of the national revolution, and it was from there that Chiang in 192R began his nght against the war-lords of the north. Moreover, General Hsueh- yueh. governor of Kwangtung Prov- nce. ol which Canton Is the capital. Is loyal to the generalissimo. The Nationalists are reported to :iave been training soldiers in all larts of south China. The Comnilln- sts have claimed that Chiang had 3.500.000 recruits under training there and on the island of Formosa, off (lie Chinese coast. That, by the way, sounds like an awful lot of nen. -The generalissimo'* plan Is said to contemplate retirement to For.av mosa after nil else has failed. Thet'.lP he would establish a government and carry on. Formosa Is rich and well adapted for such a projeet. especially since the Communists thus far have no navy and not much air power for an attack. Trains Troops on Formnsa General Sun Li-Jen, a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, who fought with General Stilwell in Burma during the world war. Is said to be training troops on Formosa. The governor of Formosa, General Chen-cheng, is close to the generalissimo and was chief of staff durin? the world war. These then are the plans which Chiang Kai-shek is said lo have marie to meet the Hod Invasion. How effective they may he is a nutter of grave doubt at the inception of the great Red drive. It strikes me «« the Jack finessed, losing lo West's king. West returned a small diamond, which Ross won with the king. Now the contract depended upon finding the location of the queen fair to assume that Ihe best Chiang could expect would lie to delay the advance, by staggering his defenses, until some a.s yet unforeseen gcod fortune should come to his rescue. Many military observers led that Chiang's chances of staving off complete defeat are very slim. Certainly he faces a grim future, though I IN HOLLYWOOD B? Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent It's a sign American manners have slipped since the war, that men no longer get up and give their seats to women on streetcars and buses, according to an international survey of the subject. But there's a more optimistic way of looking al It, Seeing how American women elbow men out ol line waiting for the conveyance 1 , stick their umbrellas in his eyes getting on, and browbeat him right, up to the moment when he sinks into his scat, we'd say that until they start vanning mm up out. of it and sitting there themselves manners are holding up better than expected, thank you Jcindly. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH PALXi SPRINGS, Calif.— (NBA) —Dirt you ever go to a night club floor show and get part of the floor in your hair? I did. I vva^ sitting rlnksidc for George Arnold's "Rhythm on Ice" revue nt the De! Tahquitz .supper club here. George and his troupe of 11 skaters whirled, around in a series of brilliant routines. say can't be done. He built a big swamp for the flamingos at Atherton. 30 miles San Francisco, and trucked mud (or then. lp stand in. But •hr books wore right. They refused McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. iMcKennej America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service Success Depends Card . of spades. Ross cashed the ace of j think we should await further de- The welfare of the world (t now our responsibility. Whether we like It or not, we nave occn forced into that position by two world wars, ooth ot which could have been avoided if we had been willing to iLssume the pluce which God Almigtity Intended us to assume back in 1918.—President Truman. • » • The world reputation of the United states U »t stake on the Berlin Airlift, and tnis operation must continue. Neither supply considerations nor weather conditions may be allowed lo Interlfre. —Col. George F. McGuire, assistant chief ol air operations. • • * It Is my dear wish that we could be [ncnds of Hie Russian people. If we could only get lo them ne would be glad lo streach out the hand of friendship.—Winston Churchill. • • * When you're doing nothing you have so much energy that ll's not »ood for you.—Monatsu Htgashlkuni, son-in-law of Japanese Emperor Hirohito, as he accepted * Job »» « b«nlc clerk. And tvcry time they went around ' half to My partller ,„ R recc]U bl ., dgB | game was Lanny Ross. I have al- Ilo lived of the hobby, presented v . ays (, ccn sn arimlrer o[ Lamiy's halt h>s collection to tlie city of s j nce t i,e days O f his "Show Boat" San Francisco nnd sold the other ' radio sllo'.v. Tile wnr interrupted. diamonds, followed by three rounds of clubs and the ace, king and queen ol hearts— and at this point lie had "fished out" the queen of spades. When East showed out on the second diamond lead. West was n.arked with six diamonds. West had followed to three rounds of hearts and three rounds of clubs Therefore, he had only one spade. So Ross laid down dummy's ace ot spades, when the queen did not fall from the West hand, he was safe in finessing the ten of spades. velopmenls before trying to write the end of the story. Meantime at this fateful hour In his stormy career, the generalissimo's right hand the talented Madame Chiang Kai-shek—is in America, living near New York. She probably has a job to do here—but },S will miss her presence at his side. ' Mrs. E. B. Woodson, child welfare chairman for the Auxiliary, and Dr. A. M. Washburn. who holds the same office in the Legion, have planned the program. the rlrk I pot ice spray in my hair. I wasn't dizzy T was Trapped. G^orpc'a act. really gnod, introducer! froicn sand to Talm Springs Taa Uoupc travels with a variable ice rink the size of an average night club dance floor. It's unfolded and ti\ttd with sand. Then the sand is soaked with water and frozen to the Catalina. Island bird i his singing career for three or four p,;rk Sam tame to Palm Springs once [or thr* winter. He fell in love with the place. So' he built the Biltmorc and now commutes by plane between San Francisco and Palm Springs Prp.nk Sinatra's $110.030 home in , the N'o. i tourist attraction, but it's form a tolirt base Sprinkle wel' i unpopular with visiting press and with water before each performance ; i rajil7 i u( . photographers. Frankle and von surface. have » temporary slick svoii't let *em in, I toV you about his swimming pool in thfl shape of a baby grand Of_all fabulous people^ In _ fabul-j p ^ no pinkie at one time thought of no-Id in? if in the shape of a bobl-.y sock, but then thought belter of H * « • Tli« hia Palm Spring* Indian Festival is coming up. The Palm Spnnes Indians have reason to cele- bralc. Some of Ihem collect as much as si,coo a month tor their land lease*. Tils Bate Tlio laHc.^i date palm in Ihe world - En fret—is beside the pool at the Wonder Pnlms. Climb it and you i ous Pa'm Springs. Sam Levin now heads the list. S:ITV. is the veteran Francix-o theater chain owner whn built tlie Palm Sjiring.s Blllmore Hole) ns a Sl.Olifl.oOO hobby for himself and his son. Robert. Theater Magnate Quite a truy, Sam. He made a fortune with his San Francisco theaters from 1908 to 1922 Then he retired lo have fun with his family He's still having fun with them. Another Irving, who became Ross *K 104 V AK7 « AK2 + AJ 63 Rubber—Neither vul. South West North K»st 2N. T,' Pass GN.T. Pass Opening—* 10 Little Beast iILlr HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted small beast 7 It is used 05 a 5 Habitat plant form 6 Far (comb, form) of rabbits "Blood (prefix) 13 Each 8 Vases 9 Negative reply 10 Melody 11 Alkaloid 12 Delay 17 Id esl (ab ) 25 Thin 25 Obstruction one of my favorite people when he introduced noiseless popcorn bags | wordei -Palms' bartender whips up In the Levin movie houses .runs the theater chain. Son Robert runs the hotel. Sam supervises, putters around in the I hotel kitchen at midnight as a:i amateur chef and reads books about raie biro's. Sam once had one of the collections ot rare birds In Aincitca He oira paid SSOO for a parakeet. He hired men to catch (lies and ma,/pot.- to leed hi* birds. Ke tried to br«d flamingos, which the book» five-pound box of dales. Thr- the most refreshing drink on the de«il - boyfcnbcrry juice, grape juice, limes ajirt vodka. Plans for Ihe "eighth wonder ot the world" tramway lo the top of Mt materir li?.r San Jacinto will soon The final survey has years, bill right after the war he started again with the "Lanny Ross Show." Ross graduated from Yale University and then took up law. but before he could get a chance to pass his examinations for the bar. somebody offered him a "ice contract on radio. Today ne is enthusiastic about his new television how. I have a dale with Lanny to go up to his farm on "Catfish Derby" day. when he and his wife take 50 children up from Mew York with a guarantee that every one get.s a fish That's the kind of fishing I like. started. The cubic cars will travel from an elevation of 1,000 feet to more lhaii 10,000 feet in Just a few minutes. From swimming pools to jkiing—that's Palm Springe' future. in loday's hand he had to do some fishing around for the queen or spades to make his contract. West's opening lead of the ten of diamonds was won in dummy with j th« queen. A small club was led «nd 14 Waken 15 Dove's cnU 16 Foreign 18 Seine 19 Likely 20 Considers 21 Age 22 Down 23 Symbol for iridium 24 Lampreys 27 Peel 29 Half an em 30 Measure of area SI Rough lava 32 Toward .13 Twinge 35 Winter precipitation 38 Preposilion 39 Note of seale 40 War god 42 Annoy 47 Indian weight 4 8 Drink slowly 4 9 Command 50 Meal 51 Planl adjustment S3 Sea robber 55 Horseman's seal 56 Sort VERTICAL 1 Front 2 Heroic poetry 3 Tumult 4 Concerning Qis H: r> It also exterminates 28 Important scrap metal 33 Balances 34 It is a native of 3(5 Chemical sail 37 II prefers climates 41 Imitated 42 Labor 43 Gaelic 44 Advertisemenl (ab.) 45 Clan 45 Great Lake 47 Fish 52 South Dakot» (ab.) 54 Radon (symbol)

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