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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 25, 1949
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six (ARK.) 1 COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFP. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representative*: Wallac* Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u second clasa matter at the post- office at Blylheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- fresn, October », 1917. Member of Tht Associated. PreM "~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 60 mile zone. $10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations I will rantom them from th» power fl Ihe ir*\r; I will rcderm them from death: O death, I will he Ihjr plaguei; O (rave, I will W th; 4r»trucl!nn: rcpfiiUnct ihajl be hid Iron mine «>•«.—Hotti 13:14. * « » The grave is a sacred workshop of nature! a chamber for the figure of the body; death and life dwell here together as man and wife. They are one body, they are in union; God has joined them together, and what God hath joined to- cjcther let no man put asunder.—Hippo I Barbs - It's illegal in Alabama to sprinkle salt on railroad tracks. That's a heck ol a way to catch a train, anyway. • * * • The heal U running the national riebt a cloM second—both belnf slafierinf. • » • An insect is a man declaring he's next In a butcher shop /u]l of women. • * * An Ohio health expert iu»eil> a pinch of ult for people who »uffer from Ihe heal. Every pr«- pirin ( rvnic will tike the advice with a pinch ot a«H. « * * A reatly lazy man Is one who buys a front seat in a fan dance just to get the breeze. Must Dot I's and Cross T's //hen Dealing With Russia John Foster Dulles, foreign affairs Adviser to the U. S. government, thinks the Russians stick to their agreements better when they're pinned down to details. The idea is at least worth exploring »t a time when numerous experts are convinced from past experience that no »ceord with the Russians has any value whatsoever. - i .• < In an interview witli the United States News and World Report, Dulles says getting together witli the Soviet Union on general terms means little because the generalities can be warped to fit widely varied inierprelations He adds: "In order to have an agreement with the Russians that is at all reliable you'v* got to spell it. out in meticulous detail to be sure there is a real meeting of the minds and no easy way of evasion. "That was done to a very considerable extent in Austria 1 don't know what caused the difference—different people worked on it—but tlte Austrian set-up has worked quite smoothly. "It defines in detail just what the respective rights and privileges are, what streets you walk on, what hour of the day you walk on them, when and where you get out of bounds. I have been told in Vienna there i s little difficulty there." In contrast, Dulles says, the arrangements between Russia and the West for the occupation of Germany are definitely inferior because they were couched in generalities. If Austria is his only example, Dulles may be overlooking a prime factor. Tiny Austria, economically weak since its birth as an independent nation after World \Var I, may not figure too prominently in Soviet plans for conlrot of Europe. N ould Russia observe even the detailed agreements in Austria if that country were a bigger prize? Dulles concedes that no matter how the arrangements are phrased the Russians are -ingenious in thinking up ways to escape from consequences they don't like." Skepticism seems a healthy, sensible attitude toward almost everything coming out of Russia these days. But that shouldn't prevent us from giving Dulles' idea a good try at some future conference with the Soviet Union. Spelling out agreements to their fine details makes them rigid and often ill- adapted to emergencies where broad discretion ought to be used. But in return for this loss of flexibility we might gain valuable practice in meeting Russian minds on down-to- earth levels where there can be no real misunderstanding. If inch agreement* held up through many atressea and strain*, a new climate of mutual trust might develop and provide an atmosphere /or a major settlement in more general terms. Still, the Dulles idea has to pass some stiff tests before we reach that point. • » • Reduced Sound Effects Don't be puw.led if you hear a lot less from our senators in the next mouth or «o than you've grown accustomed to hearing. To permit repairs to their regular chamber, they've been squeezed into an old room in the Capitol last used by the Senate in 1859. Space for newsmen and the public is severely limited; hence statesmanlike utterances may not carry as far as normally. Some senators already have begun lo balance this handicap. They are identifying themselves with Daniel Webster, Henry Clay and other illustrious predecessors who made laws in that old room. If they can't get wide distribution, they'll shoot for Hie smaller quality market. VIEWS OF OTHERS Southeast Asian Dilemma The air disaster in India has deprived the western world of a wealth of information H Sadly needs. The 13 top American newsmen who were returning from Indonesia were bringing with them a detailed, firsthand picture of the present situation in that area—an area of vital Importance to the West. Southeast Asia has been little more than a name to most Americans. It is usual lo speak ol the fabulous wealth of Ihe Indies, yet It is not even clear that that wealth—which U largely agricultural—may not have become partly Illusory, *ince wartime technological developments, as in rubber, have altered the world economic picture. Yet a-i a sore spot of poverty, no less than a source of great wealth, Indonesia can sharply affect the world community. Of immediate concern Is the question of political stability In that country during and atler the transfer of power from the Netherlands 10 a United States of Indonesia, of which the restored Indonesian Republic will be a component part. It U evident from dispatches already received from the American newsmen during their recent visit thai they were Impressed by the magnitude of the task facing inexperienced Republican leaders in maintaining order and authority through Ihe transitional period. Throughout southeast Asia the challenge is thai of a trubltlent nationalism which can no longer b« denied, together with a lack of native leadership trained In government administration, business techniques, and democratic responsibility. To the westerner these peoples are still likely to seem "unready" lor self-government, as even the Philippines seemed unready to many American residents there—and to some Filipinos. Yet to fight against Asian nationalism at ttiu date Is only to thjrn.w Ihe native populations into the Soviet camp."On the other hand, lo abandon them to near-chaos is only to invite communist infiltration and Soviet intervention. The popular inspiration for independence must clearly and sincerely be granted, but only the assistance, acl- vice, and close cooperation of the West can keep the nationalist triumph from being a short-lived and costly one. - CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Smooth Sailing The Anderson cotton conlrol bill haj passed the Senate by a unanimous vote, and there was no debate. U has been a long time since such a far reaching measure has enjoyed such smooth sailing. No opposition is expected in the House. The absence of disagreement in the Seimlf. strlkingiy reflects the co-operative el fort of the cotton industry and the various government agencies concerned. The Anderson plan closely follows recommendations of the cotton conference held in Memphis in April. Interests of the Southern cotton belt and (he new cotton country of the West had to ire reconciled. Within each region are highly competitive states The small collon farmers as well as the big ^plantation owners had to be considered. Industries associated with collon were Involved. Farmers in the Midwest were Interested, because cottonseed is a competitor of their oil-bearing crops. All the disagreements were worked out belore the plan was presented tn legislative form. Practically everybody agreed that cotton control la necessary, and everybody interested in cotton lias had a hand In deciding what method shall nc used. The Anderson bill, aside from Its agricultural merit, gives us a model for legislative planning on domestic economic issues.—ARKANSAS GAZETTE. SO THEY SAY Too often our source of inspiration Is the source of our income, and we lower our principles and our art—Dr. Sfrje KoVMevltikj, itlreclwr Boston Symphony Orchestra. * * * There is n<> single crossroads or opportunity in life. Life is a succession of opportunities in oe decided upon by basic principles.—(Jen. Ilnljhl I). Ehenhowrr. • » • Such 'racial) outbreaks nrr. a blol on the nation. Particularly In Washington, where racial tolerance should he ai its best Instead of >t» ..worst.— UN Mediate* Ralph Buncht. Keep Comin', Flood, Keep Comin'! MONDAY, JULY 28, 194« Washington News Notebook Economic Expansion Act is Latest Device to Scare Away Depressions North Atlantic Treaty Offers Hope for Cause of World Peace Th« DOCTOR SAYS Br Edvria P. Jordan, M.D. Written for NEA Serrice The common name "blue baby" U given to Infants who are born with u bluish color to the skin. This bl' ish color, called cyanosis, is caused by lack of oxygen In the hemoglobin, or coloring matter, of the blood.' I- blue babies the de- liciency of oxygen Is the result, of a malformed heart or of the larfe blood vessels near U. Such defective structures permit the blood from the veins, co<-<alning only a little oxygen, to mix wHh the oxygen-laden blood from the arteries. There are several kinds of malformation of the heart which will permit this mixing of oxygen- containing and non-oxygen containing blood. The various kinds are too numerous and too complicated to describe In detail. But it does make a difference to the patient because some kinds can now be successfully treated by surgery and others cannot. SUROERY USKD In one treatable form. Kie passageway between the heart and one of the large blood vessels which should normally close before birth (alls to do so." This Is called a patent or open ductus arteriosius. This opening can now be closed by delicate heart surgery The opeiation has already been done hundreds of times with great SUCCesS. Some of the other congenital malformations of the heart can also be treated successfully by surgery, but not all of them. • For this reason careful study of each case has to be conducted individually in order to make a diagnosis and decide whether or not surgery wi utd be useful. For the blue Infant or child who cannot be successfully treated by surgery certain precautions are particularly necessary. Such children must, of course, be carefully examined and every effort must ba made to avoid infection and excessive physical strain. In almost al! cases the activity must be restricted In order to avoid the danger of overburdening a heart wh'ch has a' 'y been damaged. By DtWltt MuKenrfe AP Korean Affair. Aiulyrt America's ratification of the North Atlantic treaty bids fair to be a tremendous contribution to global peace and progress. Acceptance by the world's greatest powei was essential to endow the 12-natlon alliance with success. Basically the pact Is designed to afford powerful mutual defense against aggression. It Is » commitment of one for all and all for one. Without the adhcrance of th» United Stoles, Europe would hi£t been thrust headlong into a slonl ot despond—worse off than when the pact was proposed, for seven nations ahead had ratified It. The powers of agression would have been strengthened . But the alliance is far more than merely a defensive agreement. By ensuring peace it will facilitate the rehabilitation of Western Europe's war-shocked countries, And It will safeguard the development of our democratic! way of life which will allow us to escape the yoke of totalitarianism and maintain the status of free men. Pact Observes Spirit of U.N. There is nothing in the pact which conflicts with the spirit . .' the United Nations. However, since an alliance Is a unique and far- reaching commitment it Is small wonder thit the peoples of the varous coui.tries concerned, and especially we of America, should have Insisted on examining the proposition thoroughly before accepting lu As things stand we are not committed to any eventuality which we wouldn't encounter if there were another major war in Europe. It Is scientifically possible for rain to fall on your neighbor's house across, the street without falling on yours. But It's mighty Improbable. By the same token there is virtually no chance of America escaping Involvement in another European upheaval. We've learned that lesson (or should have) the hard way in two world wars. rj|| WASHINGTON I NBA) - The amount of deep-dish economic theory flying around in Washington humidity these days is enough to drown you. Statistics MOILS on RPCOII.SI ruction Finance Corporation loans. 2. Provision far a broad study of investment needs an vxprttiding economy. 3. Rc- you. Statistics arc now : vision ot the tax .structure to pro- thicker in Washington than gr.iss- \ mote inve.>!ment. 4. Provisiun for hoppers on the western plan.s. And ] greater public works' planning bv the horrible prospect is that thus j ledcral, state and local ' s;o°ern- piague of figures will have to be ! ment.s. 5. Encouragement ot in- lived wiih all through the dog days. ; vestment in -underdeveloped areas" U isn't just the foreign variety: of the United States, as well as in of statistic tlml is bothersome, i foreign countries, as proposed bv What happens to the. pound ster- | Truman's "Point IV" program. 6. ling. Ihf European-dollar .shortage, Reduction of unemployment and or the Chinese yuan is so absolute-' ly uninteliipible Hint it can be shoved aside as too complicated to bother about. But this domestic economic crisis you have to live wi'h and learn about, whether you Jike it or not. 'Hie controversial Brannnn Tirm plan of last April wns just a starter. Imponderable as it WHS. it .served a.s just a warm-up bl'.ickboard exercise for ttifi President's new midyear economic reixirt to Rreater relief for the unemployed. 7. Special Eittention to wagc-price- profit relationships and the growth of monopoly which tends to restrict cxriirsron in industry. Scv-'tal influences aiT believed to be responsible for introduction of ;!H-.-r> a p :cJ .-imilar proposals m the IV^iclrru'.s mid-yr.ii economic re- txut. contrary to what has become known unofficially in Washington a.s "the Sr.ydcr-Sawyer line." The name come.s Irom Secretary of the 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. May report of the Council ol Economic Advisers. monthly reports of the three-man council iindei Dr. Edwin G. are not made public. But the views of the Council are now well expressed in their July report, which lias been made publi? along with the President's report. Congress may of course adjourn i before acting on the Murray bill, j ANSWER: There is great doubt But if unemployment and business | as to whether this treatment would recession get worse in the rest of; produce the desired results per' QUESTION: Are there any effects from takinj? hormones for bust development and can they be night at a drugstore without a prescriotion? now. on top of that have been piled | Treasury John Snycler and Secre- economist Robert Nathan's report ; , a] .y of Commerce "diaries Sawyer, on the CIO's "National Economic - | n jjrnerai. t hi., j s tile point of view Policy lor 1949," and Ihe follow up!,>f manv business leaders who say Steehvorkcir. re-port released In : that the economic readjustment Pittsburgh. I now goins on is a healthy thing. Then in a day or so—if it isn't; ami nothin,- to worry about", ahear.y introduced before this gets j Opposed to this are the econo- into print—the now "Economic Ex- j niLst.s v.ho arc genuinely scared pansion Act of 194!)" will be for- ' mally presented to Congress by Democratic Montana Senator James B. Murray and about a dozen of his cronies. Includes Truman's Recommendations Tiie important thins to note Is liuit iiMemployment and recession air yninp (Q get much worse. They bt-iieve thai constructive ste]\s .should be taken to lessen tile effects. Mav Pave Influenced President Senatoi' Murray and his cohorts folio w!his line. Wlien they saw that seven of the President's eleven | President Truman last month to legislative recommendations are I discuss their Economic Expansion vcrcit liy the Murray bill. They] act. they may have sold him a bill arc: ' °f soods Another factor believed to 1. Extension of prr.iiMit limita- [ havp influenced the President is the July and August, the heat will be on to bring Congress back early in the fall, to lackle this problem. When the Murray bill was first discussed early this year, it was piven liltlc chance of favorable action. II was somewha^ scornfully referred to as more government planning, more government spend- :ne. more artificial tampering with business, more socialism. But every day that unemployment continues high and business continues lo slip, 'he chances of the Murray bill will ge t better. This IS exactly what happened to Senator Murray's original "Pull Employment Act." It was first proposed by a group of senators in 1945. It was dismissed as fanciful theory. But with the end of the war and a temporary unemployment rise due t° the cancellation of war contracts, the then-somewhat-fantastic 'dea of planning against postwar depression be;an to take hold. It led to passage early in 1946. The President's mid-year Economic Report with its eleven new recommendations is merely the latest development mulling from passage of the original Pull Employment Act of 1946. 'Hie new Murray bill may be the next slop in the evolution of this idea. manentLv. Such hormones should not be used without a prescription. Grandma would play and Martha would sing. Years later the called "Up In Central Park" came lo Seattle. Martha wanted to know if she had a voice. Slip knocked at the stage ["oar and asked for the manager. "No openings," he said, "f am not looking for a job." replied Martha. "My grandmother and I want to know if I can sing. She sang one song, and she started with the show, ending up in New York." Grandmother must have been a good bridge teacher as well ts a good music teacher because Martha is a success at both. In today's hand the opening lead of the five of hearts was won by East wi'h the king. H» turned the nine of hearts, and If Martha had carelessly put on the jack, her contract would have been defeated. West would let her hold the trick and now when the diamond finesse was taken. East would win the trick | with the king. He would still have (a heart t° return. Instead Martha | played the hand to hold her losses | to three hearts and a diamond, by playing low on the heart return. know that preparedness is the besi form of security pending the arrival of the happy day when mankind will suscribe to the tenets of the Sermon on the Mount. Cheaper lo Insure Peace Of course it's natural that th« average citl?.en should be anxious about the heavy cost of supporting the alliance. For example Ihe While House announced that President Truman will send to Congress today a proposed program of foreign military aid to back up the Atlantic pact. U is understood that the proposed authorization will be for SI.4 50.000,000 for foreign military aid, of which $ would go to Ameilca's associates in the Atlantic treaty. However, our past war experience —and it has been tough during the last gcnetation—has demonstrated that preparedness is the cheapest form of security. Apropos of the question gf reviving Europe and Asia for peace, president Truman had this to say in an extemporaneous foreign policy .speech at a Shrine dinner in Chicago last Tuesday: "Ana I am saying to yon: 'Which show i is betler. lo spend Ihree or four or five billions a year for peace, or to spend a hundred billion dollars a year for another war?" There would seem to be only one answer to that cogent question. lt'\1ji cheaper to ensure peace than to go" 1 to war. 75 Yean Ago In Blytheyille The hottest weather in four years continued here today as the mercury climbed to 102 In the shade for the second consecutive day. Since Saturday the dally minimum temperature has exceeded 100 degrees. Mrs. Louise Chapman and Mrs. J. Nipk Thomas are visiting with Dr. and Mrs. LeRoy In Memphis. Pure nickel is so malleable that it can be fabricated into tubing finer than the stinger ot a mosquito. ' IN HOLLYWOOD B.v Krskine Johnson NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD - CNKAI — Sure, movie stars Ket terrific: salaries. But, oh, those taxe.s—and keeping up with the All (he Joneses Ret five-figure salaries in Hollywood and keeping up with 'ern can become expensive. But It's part of the racket of being a movie star. It's a must, a legitimate business expense, yet not considered as such by Uncle Sum's income tax boys. Dennis O'Krcfr got me on the subject today because his big home in Beverly Hills is for sale. HP doesn't need n bit: home any more. His stepdaughter has gone home to live with her father, the O'Korfc child is old cnousli now to get alonv; '.-illiouT a nurse and bo- Jtcios. Mrs. OKeefe'.s lee is ailing and she wants a one-story instead of a two-story home. "But do you know what the Joneses of Hollywood are saying?" Dennis wailed '"ITicy're saying the house is up for sale bernnsr I'm cutting down expenses, di^ginp in, retrenching." "I'm mil rrlrrnrliint. divine in nr rutting r\prnscs. I jitst w.iut a smaller home!" Dennis was lint. I kept him talk- Ing about keeping up with ihr Joneses hi Hollywood. Fascinating subject. Bin first he warned lo put me sti aittht: "I'm not coiiiphmiing. I make a Rood salary. But now it's n tame wiih me to see if I (an save SU.50. 1 even add checks at drive-in restaurants. It's fun." Bar Mrans Rrokr There was ihr nlcht Drum* was having fun in the bar at the Mo- i-.imbn. Next <|ay a friend called him at:d said: "Dennis^ next time you go to the ibo or Citu's you belter gel a Read Courier News Want Ads. "Why." ashed Dennis. "I don't I likr to sit at a table." ! 'Bettor set one anyway." said the ' fiicnd. "Home studio people saw you in tlio bar and said. 'Dennis O'Ke'efe must bn slipping. He's in the bar. Cluoss lie can't afford the cover ! cliiiiue in the dining room.'" That's keeping up with the Joneses in Hollywood. "1 m to a night club in New York ""d r msitting up front and somebody way in Ihe back says. 'I tipped ' the waller S10 and he shoves me back line. That bum O'Keefc gels j n table on trie floor Just because ' hrs a movie star.' "Sure. I'm sillinj nil tlio floor." s^iil Dennis. "I had to five (he waller S50. ] have tn sil up front nr all N>» York says I'm a cheap sk.ilr." He lus to buy a new model all- , tomnlulf every year. He- inpcd: "My I wiff s '17 runs I>cl1er :han my '49. But I'm afraid to drive tlie '47 around Hollywood. Thcv'd say 1 was slipping." I'rnmotcrs' TarRft Hi" owns a small interest In all i nil well, whirh llasn I slartcd pay- inc off vol. Wind got out that the well was lirincuig liim a fabulous , sum rvn v wtvk. N'ow promoters arc show in K up at his home. I One cuy said lo him: "Dennis. this is a cinrh. You can lip up the lor only a million riol- McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. MrKcnnry Amcrlta's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Playing Low Wins This Game Hand A grea t many stage and radio itar.s play a little bridge Just for relaxation. The other day I met the charming Martha Wright, who played bridge at the age of time, with her grandmother. Grandmother lived in Seattle, where Martha Wright came from. <vhi']r • Q IDS + AQJ Rubber— Neither Vnl. South 1 N T Tass S * 3N.T. Pass Past Opening — T 5 Pass Sce HOLLVWOOU on 1'aie 7 A good part of '"Grandma's' 1 life had been devoted fco trying to develop a singer or musician among tier own children. When she and Martha fir.ifhed playing brid?f. they would move oter to the piano. 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