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EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.)' COOTIER NEWS ' TUESDAY, 'APRIL ?8, 1949 THE BLYTHEV11XE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. , • , H W RAINES, Publisher JAMES L VERHOEFF Editor PAUL D HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sol* NttlonaJ Advertising R«p;-esent»tlve»: W»ll»c« Witmer Co. New York, Chicago Detroit Atlanta, MempM*. Published Ever? Afternoon Except Sund»j EnUred «» second class m»tt*i at the potl- c9ic€ at Blythevllle, Arkaruat, undei act ol COD- gria, October ». 1>17 "Member ot Tb« Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID the city ot Blythevllle or »ny •uburban town wher« carrier service U maintained 20c per weelc 01 850 pel month Bj mall, within a radius ot 50 miles M.00 pel year. 42.00 [or six months. $1.00 toi three monthi: by mail outside 50 mile rone *10.00 per seaj payable In advance • Meditations Ullle thlldr«n, kfrp jnursflvM from Irtoh. Amen.—* John 5:21. • » • It Is not he who (orms idols in sold or marble that makes them gods, but he who kneels belovt them. Barbs Girls prefer expensive scents— advertisement. Anyway. In preference to million-dollar Kirs, • • » Tax dodcera, say* a hanker. »re a menace to food loTernment. And how "built the la* s|ienil- We're In favor ol meat rationing again if It • Meets the hams we get on television. • » • A fax! driver's lift must he a dull one — never any change. • • • A pessimist Is a person who must appear to ue unhappy in order to be happy. The younger and moi'e projfi - «B»iv« Republicans in Congress should have * chance to speak with a stronger voice. The old GOP idea Lhal all Democratic proposals of social legislation must be opposed, flatly and with no counterproposals, lias led to one-sided government. 11 has seriously weakened the Republican Parly and endangered the two- party system. The GOP can, as Mr. Taft suggests, do something for the "low income people" without becoming a carbon copy of the New Deal. He has shown how it can be done, and what will happen if it is not done. Both parties and the whole country will be better off in the end if his advice is heeded by his fellow congressmen. Party Line Americans are growing more insincere in their phone conversations, according to a New York chief operator. "Women are overdoing the giggle and J'lntlury," she says, "while men call almost any woman 'honey' or 'darling'." It also seems that some critics of our manners and morals are overdoing the pastime of listening in on private telephone conversations. VIEWS OF OTHERS Small Potatoes ' GOP Must Admit Need For Welfare Legislation It may be that the Republican Party came to a turning point the other morning at the closed-door conference of GOP senators in Washington. They were discussing their policy toward the Administration's social legislation program when Senator Taft arose with some blunt words of advice for his more conservative colleagues. He is said to have told them that they should support a sound social welfare program or risk political suicide. ''If you -deny the Republican Party's interest in the welfare of the low income people of this nation," he reportedly said, "there soon won't be any Republican Party." That sort of advice to the Republicans is not new. But here it wasn't so much what was said as who said it. Mr. Taft's opinion carries great weight nmong Republicans in Congress. And it is in Congress that the Republican record is really made. A group of stand-pat legislators consistently ignores the more liberal domestic planks of llie -GOP platforms. Unquestionably the stand- patters have had a lot to do with kcep: ing a Democrat in the While House for the last 16 years. Some people seem to think that Mr. Taft gained his party's leadership in the Senate by embodying all the reactionary tradition of the Old Guard. That is not correct. He has reached his present position because he is highly intelligent, honest, an authority on law and lawmaking, and a man with a great capacity for work. He is also unpredictable, extremely independent, and almost unshakable in his opinions. These last qualities are not ordinarily endearing to political followers. Bul Mr. Tail is respected for his integrity even by las colleagues who disagree with him. The Ohio senator is well to the right on several issues. He is "liberal" on others. He is a strong advocate of federal aid for housing and education and of voluntary health insurance. It was the decision of oilier senators to oppose these measures that called forth his warning to them. Mr. Taft's support of the social welfare program will make him guilty of .the crime of "me loo" in some Republican eyes. But he differs with the Administration on the route to a common goal. He says he wants to see these measures enacted in a way to give considerable slate and local control, and get the .desired results without, hampering free enterprise or initiative. It hns been said that Mr. Tafl has started a "liberal revolt" that has split the GOP wide open. But the parly in Congress is already split. A liberal revolt against the present leadership at the beginning of the present session failed dismally because it lacked leadership. Now the liberals have Senator Taft on their side, Rt least on certain issues. Jt ought to make quite a difference. Approximately »7,500,000 in federal money soon will be used to tniild trunk distribution llnec (or electric current in South Carolina. The Unei will duplicate and parallel lines of privately owned electric companies. They ave part of Sanlee-Coop- er's expansion program. They will serve no useful purpose. The argument is heard that the lines will "bring money"—that is, the $7.500,000 which they will cost—into South Carolina. So they will. But much more than $7,500,000 is taken out of South Carolina by taxes, and most of it goes elsewhere. South Caiolinans who gloat over the fact that the federal government lias decided to spend JT,500,000 in this slate must be unaware of what is going on elsewhere in the country. The $1,500,000 is small potatoes. Representatives of 11 public utility companies operating tn the Southwest area of the United States, who are now in South Carolina to study government competition with private enterprise, tell what's happening in their part of the country. It seems that the Southwest Power Authority i« planning to build a useless network of duplicating lines, which may cost more than $200,000,000. Taxpayers In the Southwest are helping to finance the $7,500,00 to be spent in South Carolina, and South Carolina taxpayers are helping to finance the $200,000,000 to be spent in the Southwest. It is not the purpose here to argue whelher South Carolina is getting it* "share" ot useless federal projects. We merely point out that the federal government Is "bringing in" money to every stale in the union. And in order to bring It in. it must take away, by compulsion. What, is going on in South Carolina is going on everywhere in the United States. The federal government is spending billions of dollars to build electric facilities duplicating the existing facilities uf taxpaying companies. If South Carolinians think they are Retting something (or nothing in the $7,500,000 worth ol useless distribution lines to be built in thla stale, they should bear in mint) the *MO,000,000 to be spent for the same purpose in the Southwest. —CHARLESTON. S. C., NEWS & COURIER. SO THEY SAY The Kiss of Judas Prime Ministers in London Facing Difficult Situations PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Vital Statistics Uncovered on Agency Set Up to Regulate Railroads in U.S.A. WASHINGTON —(NBA) — If you are interested in what's the matter with the railroads of this country, >ne answer may be found by study- ns the make-up of the 11 -man nterstate Commerce Commission. It Is generally admitted that four or five of the commissioners do all he work. One of the commissioners is blind. Two are 1+ years old • nd one. just reappointed for a new six-year term, is 71. Only one commissioner is under BO. That, is the newly-confirmed Hugh W. Cross of Illinois. 53. who admits he knows practically nothing about the railroads. Of the 11 commissioners, only five had any railroad or public utilities experience before they were appointed to the ICC. Two came up through the ranks as ICC career men. One had railway labor backing and one was recommended by the ICC practloners— the associ- in a 1947 adjustment board which he handled so well that he aske d questions \a Jiis column, was recommended for ICC appoint- ernment agencies, has become bogged down in its own red tape. It is more or less neglected. The railroad trade press follows its intricate rulings with professional self- interest. But no other government agency and neither the White House nor Congress has the slightest Idea of what goes on there, or why. The result Is that instead of the ICC regulating the 'railroads, the ! Hc jsuccceded^the late^ Joe Eastman railroads pretty much get what they' "" "' ""' "* ' '"" Th. DOCTOR SAYS By Sdwln P. Jordan, M. D. Wriflen for NKA Service When the active symptoms of a Isease are over or a patient has lad a recent operallon, there Is a jeriod of recovery of strength and leallh which we call convalescence. This is often a discouraging lime —particularly when It seems to drag on and on. Yet convalescence from a disease or an operation Is an mportant part of the recovery process and Its importance should be recognizedt Rest is the main key to convalescence. Rest in bed is generally required at first; the person who gets up too soon or stays up too long may suffer a relapse which delays the return of perfect health During convalescence everything particularly exercise, should be done slowly. The periods out f bed should bi short at first. Gradually they can be extended. The amount of fatigu shown after the periods of being ur is a good sign as to whether thej have been too long or just righl Sleep Necessary In addition to gradually increas ing the activity, plenty of sleep an soft but substantial foods are de Kirable. Most convalescents requir frequent small meals rather tha a few large ones. Special foods ma be needed at this time; just wha of course, depends on the disease o operation experienced and must b Individually prescribed. The use of small frequent feet ings of easily digestible food is a most always the same, however, n garriless of the type of illness su fered. Convalescents should relax realize the fact that they canr expect recovery to happen all once. Many people are Impatient get well and tend to take chnnc too soon. The gradual increase By DeWifl Muckeml* AP Foreign Affairs Analyst The conference of British com- onwcalth prime ministers In Lonon, to try to Ueure out howjj itiia can become a republic andi* ill remain within the common- enlth. is fascinating in Its po'- ilialilies. We are witnessing a further ht»- oric development In the metamor- hosis "f the lies between Britain nd her far-flung political structure .ipon which the aim never sets." An entirely new situation has been reated by the refusal of mighty :idia—like the Independent Repub- c of Ireland—to continue recog- ition of the king as her sovereign. Such recognition has been ft re- iiisitc of membership In the com- nonrvcalth. Unless some substitute an be devised, India will walk out af the commonwealth when she be- :omes a republic. The significance ot this lies In he fact that the time is rapidly lassing when :,ny people will bow o the sovereignty of another race. That's why empires are on their way out. ?lose Ties With Mother ' Country Most of the dominions in the commonwealth have big British populations. Their tics with the mother country are close. But tho situation is different us regards India and Pakistan and other Asiatic peoples. They belong to A different world racially and culturally. , That's the problem which UnP' jondon conference is trying—and confidently expects—to solve. The solution must be flexable enough to include more nations than India, for others may adopt the republican form of government, Among them might be Pakistan and Ceylon, and there even is speculation that the dominion of South Africa might take this step. Dr. D. P. Malan, prime minister ot South Africa and leader of tl»> Nationalist Party, aims to wean tho English-speaking people of his country from what he describes as activity, proper diet ami resumption ] double loyally—that Is, lo the Un- of normal life is the best guarantee ion ol South Africa and to England. gn that convalescence will progress as rnpirily as can reasonably be expected. The return of fully normal vigor may take a long time. 4 * * Note: Dr. Jordan Is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently ment by its praotioncrs. nuriirncil With Other Work J. Monroe Johnson. 71. South Cnrolma Democrat. He was colonel of an engineer regiment in the Spanish-American War and in the Rainbow division ol World War I. QUESTION: Must a patient watch He has said tl-at this can be done "only by political and spiritual separation, as the American broke awny from the mother country." There are many observers who believe Malan would welcome » change in commonwealth requirements so that South Africa could still be a member if she chose to establish herself as a republic. Such a change would be likely to provide him with fresh ammunition in •vant out of the ICC. The Commission needs a great shake-up and new blood. The great problem, of romsr-, is in finding qualified talent I that will work for $12.000 a year and tell $50,000 railroad presidents where to head in. As proof of the fact that ICC is a forgotten agency, ask any of your friends—even railroaders to name one or more ot the honorable commissioners. By way ol ie-introcluc- tion, this is the way they line up. Chairman Charles D. Mahaffie. fi?>. Kansas Republican. He is a »«<>" of lawyers who plead cruses j . - t ' o[ lh( , work ; before the Commission. Three knew ' nothing Rbout the railroads when first named to ICC. These are the vital statistics on one of the oldest and most entrenched of the government regulatory agencies. ICC was the first set up as a five-man body fi'2 years ago. It now occupies a seven story building full of flics and figures, has 22.000 employes and has asked for » budget ot over $11,000,000 for next year. It Is so far behind on its docket that several years would be required to clean it up. even Office of Defense Transportation Director, and that work has taken up most of his time. Clyde B. Aitchison. 74, Oregon Republican. He drafted Oregon's railroad l;\\v and was general counsel for the old n.R. Evaluation Commission. Known as "Father Time" lie is supposed to be quite a singer and leads the ICC male chorus. Carroll Miller, also T4, Virginia- born Pennsylvania Democrat, was a t;as company official and consulting engineer, Walter M. W. Splawn, 66. Texas, Democrat. He has been a university professor, dean and president. Hc also served on the Texas Railroad Rlmdcs Scholar and Princeton prof- j Commission. He is now blind, essor of jurisprudence, lie served i Johl , L . Rogers, 60. Tennessee as attorney for the old U.S.R.R. i Republican. He was a railroad shop- Commission, then went to ICC's ! mal , ni ell an jcc locomotive in- Buieau of Finance, from which hi-i spt , clo ,. He studied law on the side was named con-missioncr by Hoover I .„„, | )r( . am e Director ol ICC's Buin 10:10. I i c:m of Motor Carriers. J. Hiiydeu Alldrcdge. 6'2. Alabama ] William J. Patterson. 60. North Democrat. He made a study of j Dakota Independent. Hc look a cor- froight rates for TVA which won 1 rrspnndence course in air brakes his diet after the gall bladder is any campaign for the inauguration removed? j of a republic. Commonweatlh memANSWER: For a while after the ! hership of course carries many econ- opcration the diet must be carefully omlc advantages^ and invaluable controlled. Later on there is some difference between patients, although the majority are abh lo eat foods more freely than they tiiti before the removal of a diseased \ gall bladder. him appointment to TCC. William E. Lee, 67, Idaho Rep- • and became an ICC Safety inspec- He to become Director ublican. He war, an attorney for i ol ICC's Safety division. cases were filed. It takes months I Northern Pacific before being elect- j Hugh W. Cross. 53. Illinois Rep- 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Mrs. Mabel Brady of Paragould and Mrs. Harry Kirby entertained members of the Paragould Book Club with an all day party Thursday at the Kirby home. The 12 present were served lunch before bridge was played in which Mrs. Alvis Hancock won first hou- or.s, Mrs. James Alexander received the cut prize and Mrs. John Mc- Kcuzie was presented the low award. Taken from the files of 25 years ago: "Splendid entertainment Is promised by the ladies of the Episcopal Guilcj for all who attend the style shoiv Thursday night at the Gem Theater. The models will be. Sue Agnes Sartain. Pearl Baker, Alta Osborue, Roberta Fritzius, Lu- and sometimes years to handle a major case. Knin»rlrrl In Red Tap* What has happened here Is that Obstructionism to ft sound housing program lias Riven the Democratic Party an extremely useful political weapon, but I am certain all DcmocraU would gladly trade It lor a good supply of decent housing at reasonable rents and prices.—Sen. J. Howard McGrath, chaiiman, Democratic National Committee. • * * The United Nations remains today the cornerstone of effective international action to maintain peace and security and promote higher standards of welfare, throughout the whole world.— Australian Minister for External Affairs Dr. Herbert V. Evan, piesidcnt ot the UN General Assembly. » • • To definitely organise and equip armies against a lu'nrr emergency is a most difficult undertaking. 1 am concerned lest, through * sizeable arms shipment program, we might be spreading ourselves too thin.—Sen Edward Martin IR' of Pennsylvania. * * * I know of no nther expenditure that can produce gteater security al a more reasonable cost I nan investment In a timely defense of the borderi of western Europe.—Army Chief of Stalf Gen, Omar Bradley. * « * Freedom of ideas helped produce thf »tom bomb, which many consider our greatest weapon. Actually, our ereatesi weapon is freedom itAclf.— Lynn A. Williams, Jr., vice president, University of Chicago. » * • It is now clear that <n the world of today we can no longer rely on our geographical position to preserve our security and peace.—Secretary of State Acheson. « • » In this age material power must b« controlled by something higher thtn ll«lf. It must be controlled by moral power.—Dr. D. H. Andrev,«, professor of chemistry, John Hopkltti Unlv«rstty. ed to the Idaho Supreme Court. Richard P. Mitchell. BO. Iowa Democrat. Former Supreme Court Chief Justice and Democrat National Comniittccman. Hc was referee IN HOLLYWOOD PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (N9A> — Ry Ershinc Johnson NKA Staff Correspondent The waiter handed the dog d his partner that he did not want either of those suits led, and indicated, therefore, that he did wan 1 , ublicaii farmer, lawyer and politic-1 a shift to clubs. Thus East and inn. just appointed to succeed the lme Commissioner George M. Barn:\rd. Indiana Republican, for a Term ending Dec. 31. 1050. West profited of cards. from the language an Crawford's while French poor didn't want to be alone. Result: aos. It happened a tier dark in Palm irings. Joan Is vacationing here with Joan. Her deep tan had a tinge of i red and she was shawing. ; \ "Thank you very much, 1 ' she snicl. ' For the second time Joan and Christine and Christopher and tho 1 maid, plus the French poodle. marie a graceful exit. The stale of emergency wns over. wo of her adopted children. hristine. 10. and Christopher. 5. t Charley Farrclls swank Rac- j net Club. j Thr-re's I was diniriR Ihere and I couldn't; su>vv: | eep my eyes oil the table where! A couple of tourists were look-| oan and the two children were i ing al a group of natives miner | aving an early supper. I had , slovenly altirrd in shorts. ever seen such poise In children j tennis .shoes and very little else. o young. Between . - . Christopher danced wilh their I alres. lamorous mother, who was wear- "No," snid another native, tiryly. while dress and dark glasses. "but they were when they got —the candlelight must have been - heir." blinding. favorite Palm Springs "Well," sairi one of the tourists, courses Christine and 1' THF.VRR certainly not niilhnn- McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Fty William K. SIcKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for NKA Service j\'cfjrtlivc Signals Inform Partner Card., a language all their own. 1! you will listen lo their lan- ctiiiBc. i; will olten help you to put ;ili a dr-'euse on a hand that will hc,v> I'.IL contract, as it did in today's hr.nd. ff Eist had attempted to signal for a «witch to clubs by playing a ' 1 low club on the ace of trumps. West might not have been able to read it as r. "come-on" in clubs. The negative signal of the diamond deuce painted a clearer picture. military protection. Provides Interesting Chapter The evolution of the commonwealth is an interesting chapter of history. Canada gave it a big fillip the formation of the League of Nations after the first world war. She fought a great battle for separate Canadian representation in the league—and won her point. Finally in 1931 the Statute of Westminister was born. This provided that "dominions are autonomous communities within the British empire, equal In status. In no way subordinate lo one another in their domestic or external affairs though united by a common allegiance to the crown, and freely associated as members of t le British commonwealth of nations." Now the time has come to revise thai statute. Indications ir« Unit England's relationship ultimately will be divided into three categories: 111 The imperial relations with the colonies: (2) the commonwealth association with the autonomous dominions which' still acknowledge allegiance to the crown; and (31 the special association with the Asiatic dominions which do not acknowledge allegiance to th« king. ' cite Armstrong, Helen Boughcy, Mary Mathews. Mrs. Virginia Tnck- etl, Lile Scott, Billy Llnrlsoy, Char- leue Nelson, Elizabeth King, Margaret Cross, Margaret Mahan, Edgar Boruin. Mrs. Bransford. Mrs. Shires. Elaine Anderson. Marr Spain Usrey, Margaret Mott, ratty Shane. Margaret Jane Acton, Jimmy Boyci Jr.. Dick Mott. D. Blackwood and B. F. Brogden. H. Screen Star Joan lingered over her coffee while the children sal there qlliclly »nd then Joan said: "It's berlltmc, children." Christine and Chrislophrr took mothers hand and they all slole silently oft lo bed. Again I was mpressed by their poise and mnn- llrsrrl Memories (I'm Roinjt buck lo Hollyuonri) : \ Aithur Blnkc's great mimicry at the Chi-Chi lopped by his impersonation of Flennor Roosevelt. One line always brings down the house: "I s.-nd lo Bess: "Why. why. WHY. Harry wear ner*. So was evrrylxirly else in the room. Then U happened. Joan's while French poodle dashed through the door to the bar, ran top speed through the eocktail lounge, and skidded hall way across ; ol Palm Springs have as thft crowded dining room dance ; as tho tourlsls. floor. "~ ] FOLLOW THK I.KADK.R Christine was tn close pursuit. ballung suit?" The birathtakmg boaillv of thef Trnni! Cluh. which dines lo a ' lorky hillside as If nature, nut man, put it there. * K .1 10 V K J I » A 3 + 081 Rubber—Neither vul South \Vcrt North Kasl 1 A Pass 2 V Pass 2 * Pass 4 * Pass Opening—V 10 We^r? openlne lead of the tci ..I l-.Mit* was won in dummy wit' the n'ifti Easi dropping the dcuc The ,-oaliwtion lhal the natives oflu rrt.v'Declarer then led a sma Irom dummy and finesse fun Chrislopher was righl behind Chris- (alls It Jungle l.i\v CHICAGO — A sociologist, views the i thr qi We.* .sp.Kiw rlrure ten-rpot, West winning wit now played the ace o on which East dropped th of diamonds. West immed Amuricj'. housing problem with j inulv shifted to a small cub. Tl ru- The Rev. Edward Dnwlitiii.: : ten . <v.« pl.'iyed Irom dumy an tine. Joan was right behind Christopher. A maid was right behind Joan. .,,.1,1..'.. »,ic i\\-\. E.V.«„ iM un,* ,i.i^.: n ».,«••• i...-. . • *i Charley Fan-oil was right behind • S.J., .losing authority on sociology : East's jack held the IricK. MOV, u the maid. A waller grabbed the dog and family problems, said: "Our ; acf of clubs was ca-snen ana while the children squealed. 1 housing plight Is n sample of our 1 contract wns set one HICK. "Children. PLEASE!!" screamed jtincle law—personal survival at the.! F.a ,fs discards of me ( Jo»n. deprivation ol others." hearts and deuce of diamonds ioia HORIZONTAL 1,4 Depicted actress 10 She in motion pictures 12 Prayers 14DrCES edge 15 European herring 17 Beverage IR Ages 20 Unit of reluctance 21 Filth 22 Proceed 4 Learning 5 Russian river 6 Deep hole 7 Exists «Ideas H Heavy blow 10 Pronoun 11 Steamship (ab.l 1.1 Was sealed IB Pair Cab.) ID Drunkard 21 Dower properly 24 God of war 25 Naked HE. 23 Hawaiian bird 27 Ventilates 24 Encourage 28 Malaysian 26 Fillip canoe 29 Sun god 30 Courtesy title ,11 Sea eagle 33 International language 34 Soothsayer 36 Italian city 38 Eye (Scot.) 39 Any 10 Native of ancient Media 12 Lion 15 Greek portico IB Be ill 19 Acquire "knowledge 51 Assam silkworm 52 Gift S4 Fragment 56 Descries 57 Worm VERTICAL 1 Brain passage 2 Impair SMcasur* ot are* : .„ 32 Sewing tools 35 Scollish sheepfold 36 Dance step 37 Buries 40CartoEraph 41 "Emerald Isle" 42 Unaspiraled 43 Dines 44 Correlative of cilhet 4fi Native metals 47 Assist 49 Hawaiian wreath 5fl Nova ScotU (ab.) S3 Spain (ab.) 55 Him _

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