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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 26, 1949
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PAGE SIX (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JULY 26, 194* THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. RAINES, PublUhar JAUE8 L. VERHOWT, Editor PAUL. D. HUMAN, Advtttiling Manajtr •ol* National Advertising RcprcwnUtlvu: W«ll»« Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Entered u MCOQd clasa matter at the poat- offlc* at Bfytheville, Arkanut, under act of Con- grew, October », 1817. Member of Th* AisocUUd Pr«M SUBSCRIPTION RATES: »j carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any tuburban town where carrier wrvlce Is maintained, 29c per »'«k, or 85c per month, By mill, within a radius of in miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for thr« month*; by mill outside 60 mile zone. »10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations Of sin, becauM lh*y believe not on me. — John How deeply rooted must unbelief be in our hearts when we are surprised to lind our prayert answered. — Hare. Barbs Thermometers, shot up to 158 degrees in port- BR!. And you're kicking? There are more than 7000 (rnUin K horses fn the country. We wonrier how many imkliif horsec there *re on the race tricks. A survey shows that the average living room ha& 2,s ttinctoxve. The .5 of a window must be where the breeze conies in these day*. • * • l>ots of men are convinced thai when * woman U at .he whetfl the only food engine ift a, dead one. * * * A clock In Oklahoma has been running stead '; ily since 1892, Maybe it thinks it's ft politician. PRA Offers Hard-Headed, Realistic Plan to Save Lives Anyone who has ventured far on " the nation's highways in recent years h»s seen how frequently inadequate they are for the needs of today's torrent of traffic. The country's roads took an unmerciful pounding during World War II from the transport of men and materials. And little has been done since prewar days to repair or modernize them. On top of this, our battered highways are carrying their Heaviest load in history. Jlore passenger vehicles and more trucks and buses are in use than ever before. Most of. them are bigger, too. The Public Roads Administration = now has a new plan to do something "' about it. Over a 20-year span it would spend 111,266,000,000 to rebuild and extend U. S. highways in the sprawling interstate network. ~ No spectacular nationwide week of high-speed superhighways is contemplated. What is proposed inslesul is a painstaking item-by-ilem improvement of the thousands of weak spots and danger points in the road system. ,: Some of the flaws the federal agency wants to eliminate: The bad curves which it says occur about once in every two miles of the federal aid interstate system. The 667 unsafe bridges and 81S5 , spans that are too narrow. The 21 dangerous tunnels, including six that engineers think should be bypassed by new main routes. Some 17,000 miles of rural roads in the interstate system which arc less than the proper minimum width of 22 * feet. The 21,000 potential death traps where liighwa visibility is so limited that peril attends any but the most cautious driving maneuvers. Steady but relentless attack on all these weaknesses would not mean, how- ^j ever, that no attention would be given to •" wholly new roads or even to some super> highways. £ The PRA's plans call for construction _•- of four-lane, divided highways mainly in £ city and suburban areas where the crush -- of traffic is heaviest. Big expressways '<••• in the open country would be advocated :_ only where there is special need, such as » . at bridge approaches or the tops of hiirli r/ hiiis. ;-_' The agency says planners believe small towns should be by-passed whenever possible, but think motorists generally want to go through rather than around the larger cities. Hence, the pro- srram for urban superhighways. The roads administration's views • have not prevented construction of open road expressways like the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which is now being- extended to reach from Philadelphia lo the Ohio lin«. But the agency nevertheless rates this type of highway as generally wasteful, especially, when it is R costly (oil road. Congreu must act on th« PRA'« pro- gram knd w* think it ought to command th« lawmaker!' respectful attention. In these dayi of expansive planning in Washington, it would have been easy /or the agency to come up with a dazzling but utterly imractical rospec- tus. Instead it has produced a hardheaded, realistic plan that looks like a »ound investment in life-saving. Streetcars Named 'Undesirable' We have proof the housing shortage has eased. We have begun exporting our old streetcars. It's a definite departure from early postwar days, when our housing officials were hanging onto anything that had four sides, a roof and a floor. VIEWS OF OTHERS Right Hand vs. Left A high Democratic; politician and old crony oj prtildenl Trim .an, Richard R. Nacy ol Jetler- son City, lobbied against the Southwestern Power Administration. Did the president approve of such conduct? a reporter asked. "Truman saiti he certainly did not. There was a touch of eta-mess and /inaliky In his voice," ihe Post-Dispatch correspondent reports. The President rose well to the occasion, but the occasion itself was unnecessary, and tl left Mr. Truman in the position of a man whose cause has just suffered a setback from one of his own' lieutenants. There U every reason to believe that the Southwestern Power Administration Is close to the President's heart. SPA operates In a six-slate region. Including Southern Missouri, where the private eJectrlc companies have loo little power to satisfy the expanding REA co-operatives and budding Industrial communities. More power could b« had from the federal ftood control dams In the region, but the utilities fear thai this would upset lh*lr monopoly and pull down iheir rates. They have fought SPA from the outset, and with much SIICCCM. Throughout the Eightieth Congress, the uti.i- titi had the upper hand in Congress. SPA WM granted ho construction funds in 19-17 and 1943, and only Inadequate amounts to operate the ]nn- lt«d system it had nlready built up. Mr. Truman accepted this challenge In his Fair Deal campaign lust year, and the Democratic platform explicitly promised "the development of hydro-electric power and Us widespread distribution over publicly-owned transmission lines." Naturally, the hopes of power consumers in the region i&se after last Nov. 2. A majority m the new House kept the promise by a 59,800.000 grant for SPA. But spokesmen for private power interests went to work on the Seriate Appropriation! Committee. Mid that body proceeded to siasri the amount to $3.874,000, cutting out many ol the proposed tianfcmisslon lines. Mr. Nacy, who was once executive vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has acted as a lobbyist in thin affair, and so has William Boyle Jr., executive director of the committee, who is also a Trurnan crony. Thus, some of the political helpers at Mr. Truman's left hand have helped to set back a good work oi his right hand, if Mr. Truman had achieved a firm party discipline, SPA might have been put over in the Senate committee. Instead, the Administration uut&t tall back lo R second line of defense on the senate floor or in the Senate-House conference committee. This is not the first time thai the liberal locals of Mr. Truman's Administration have suffered from the "practical* 1 aUiancet of some of its members. To be fair, any party that wins a national election must contain diverse elements, and some embarrassing elements, lo do it. Perhaps Mr. Truman's Government in particular is no stranger a coalition than the Roosevelt Administrations before R. But F. D. R. would not long have been patient with lieutenants who 'touted prime causes like public power. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 'Gee Whiz! She Wasn't Due for Months Yet!" British Courts Dispense Swift But Often Autocratic Justice — Ml l» r . K PETER EDSON'S Washington News Notebook Britain Badly Needs Good Selling Job to Bolster Empire's Economy By Trier Kttson j from this area that the British have NIC A Washington Currc-sponrlc-nt ( to buy many of the things that WASHINGTON —i NEA i — Understanding of Britain's economic crisis may have been icvnbly muddled up by too much gobbledy-gook. iVhen financial experts «et to spotii ing about trade balances, sterling convertibility. drawing rights, devaluation of currency and Bilateral vs. multilateral trade agreements, they arc talking way over ihe heads of most ol the lax- paying cusioinei's. i These problems are of course; t'ery real. The fact that U.S. Trcas- ' u ry Secretary John Snydcr has gone to Europe to tnok into them. :he fact that his British counter- '• part. Sir Stafford Cnpps. is coining , :o the United .Si;i |f ?s in September to talk about them some more, at- : test to the senou ..ess of 11 all. Th ere woul ri be much' le.^ con fusion if their public .statements were not couched : - such stratospheric language. Leaving out all of the statistics and trying to reduce this situation to its simplest possible terms, the British crisis may he described as nothing more than a job of selling The United States is a nation where everythinv: is sold by .super- .sale.-men — from razor blades, brushes and vacuum cleaners, lo automobiles, insurance, skyscrapers and the Brooklyn bridge. So anything expressed in .salesman's language ought to be understand able In this country. Over tVi lone haul, tlie only .no!utinn tn the British problem is that the BrUish must expatul thrir sales to the United Slates and Canada—the so-called dollar area- It L=. they need most—principally wheat, meat, fats and oils and other food- stvlfs. Up to three months ago. the British seemed to be doing nil right at (his businc.v. Marshal Plan aid, American .scarcities and American high prices tors. When to decline and sales began to fall off the British were in a bad way. In ibi.s situation the British gov- w ere contributing fac- prodirct. Competition In Salfs Unnecenarr The Marshal PUn has aometlmes been severely criticized on the grounds that all It was accomplishing was the build-up of British industry which would be competitive to American manufacturers and would take Jobs away from American working men. But British sates The DOCTOR SAYS ALL, BABIES DO NOT DEVELOP Br Edwin P. Jordan, M.D. Written far NEA Servke In small babies the process of emptying the bladder Is automatic. As soon as the bladder Is streched to a certain point, the nerves carry the message to the spinal cord and the bladder I* automatically emptied. Rather gradually the sensation of a full bladder begins to be carried »P to the brain Itself and when this develops it Is possible for the child to control wetting. Until the message Is received in the brain, however, It Is useless to expect » baby to have control over Ills bladder functions. Bladder control comes slowly and parents should not be concerned if their hopeful does not develop complete control as soon as some other child they know about. May Be A C»u« Sometimes a child \veti during the clay or night at 3 or 4 years old, or even beyond. Usually, this is a sign ol either rebellion on the part of the child or a feeling of insecurity. Sometimes such chlldi'en have had the importance of keeping dry overemphasized to them and take a childish delight In frustrating their parents. When this is the. renson. the parents ought to pay less attention to the whote thins and to show no signs of annoyance or any other emotion when It occurs. This Is often enough to solve the problem A hpalthy baby usually begin to establish bowel control between 1 and 2 years old. When the baby is 9 or 10 months old it can be placed for short periods on the "potty." Most Infants begin to catch the idea quickly, especially if praise is given for good results The "potty" should be used regularly at the same time of day usually after the first morning meal. Neither the mother nor 'the baby should be worn out by keeping It up too long if success is not achieved. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer Individuals questions from readers. However, each day he wll answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column. By Edwin T. Jordan, M.D. QUESTION: Is It harmful lor a person with stomafti ulcers to drink a quart o! buttermilk a day? ANSWER: Probably not, but the diet for a person with stomach ulcers should be outlined by his physician. American prices began (to the United States In many rielda need not be at M! competitive. American wage rates »re now at such levels that the manufacture of handicraft. 1 ; In this country has crnmrnt was forced to do what many American bu-incss 1 firms were fr-rccd to do. They cut back on [he amount of supplies they btn-ght, even though they needed them. They are coins to have to keep on erononii/uig. They're Hoin^ to have to live on a !ow-r standard—loss American tobacco, for instance— until they can earn some more dollars to buy what they want. The problem which the British nnw face is to provide some kind of incentive for British manufacturers to qct on' and sell more of their snorts in the American market. Briti-h manufacturers naturally prefer to sell in British empire areas where the pound sterling is the basic currency. In this area the British .salesmen have a protected market that amounts to a virtral monopoly. Tn this area they don't have to buck American prices. It is now claimed that the volume of U.S. import.'; from Britain can e noinc "ily he -stepped up without any harm to American hi- IS Yrarf Ago In Blythiville — THe first open bole oT w*iat promises to be an early cotton season made it's appearance at the Courier News today. It was grown practically ceased. There ts a mar-1 by Charles Nichols on the Dwlfht ket for the«e things In the United States—for fine textiles, laces, high grade chlnaware and cutlery. But It will take considerable iniatlve on the part of the meet the demands of the American market. The story is told of one British firm that for years had made bone- liandlcd cutlery ils top .style line. Before the vvar it sold good quantities in America. Some of the retail outlets after the war advised the manufacturer trmt the damand now WHS for silver-handled cutlfry. The manufacturer refused to change from his traditional patterns. So he lost the business. That kind of stubborn resistance to modern sales methods doesn't help the Britlnh DOSition a bit. The other side of this argument is that unless U.S. imports of British and European products arc stepped up. the American taxpayer faces the prospect of having to keep on financing foreign aid indefinite- try British sales in the United j l.v. through the Mar.shal Plan Stales last, year—about S2BG.OOO.OQO —werr only about onc-tsnth of one per cent of the U.S. gross national Us -"CCtssor. The way to pet Bur- ope off the American neck is to help make It self-supporting. IN HOLLYWOOD Ry Krskine Johnson NKA Staff Correspond exit SO THEY SAY 1Tie griMl force* of (he world are growing HA strength. Recession marts I lie (ro»t ol U.e forces of tyranny In every land throughout tne world. The swift »nd eMy Interchange. ..Is taking place between human minds al] over the world, and ll shows thAt the forces of freedom on a oroad front are advancing steadily-—Winston Churchill. » • • In th«s* crucial days we cannot afford Uic luxury and wastes of duplication anri the lack of cohesion among members of the same all-American national defense team that, characterized •on.e ol our past efforts.—Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson. • * » Melancholy critics insist I hat Die North Atlantic Pact i* born of a purpose to defile, if not to ictittle, the United Nations—1 am certain they are wrong.—Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg iR> of Michigan. * * * I am very reluctanUy.. ,slpp by step, dostroyin* m\self so that this nation and the faith by which it lives may continue to exist.—Whiltaker Cham- bern, after testifying In the Alger Hiss perjury trial. • • » A Tory victory at the next election would M almost ajt crave a» the results of an atom bomb, War Minister Eirumuel Shinwell of Great Britain. • « • I love women. They arc my career. H if something similar to kleptomania, r call K woman- mariift.—&igtmind Z. Engel, 73-year-olrt "love i'wvno.ler." • • • Bachelor* know more about women than married men. If they didn't they'd be niarnrri. loo. —H. L. Mtneken, in "A Mencken Chre&iomathy," By Erskinc .Iiihnsnn \K.\ SUfl Correspondent HOLLYWOOD I NEA) — Mixilp between "Mrs. Mike" and Paramount. Diok PowcU sings "Rose n[ Ice" la tiie piciure and Paramount aiquncd rights lo the t: and announced a film. "Ro.^e of Tralre." for Bin« Crosby. Some body cot on the virons Tralce. Blaclcwood farm at Half Moon. Mrs. H. O. Fart Low who recently or radio. Al seldom gets n chance to play r xcept in an occassionat rubber ondge game. When he !s In a game, you can rest assured that everybody ha.s a lot of fun, but with all his clowning, he usually wins. Today's hand is one he played down in V.irgtnis not, long ago. I want you to notice his three Bjr DeWltl AP Forelca Affair* Aiulrat England's sensational "vampire* • murder case, which has resulted la i he sentencing of John Oeorg* ; Haigh to the gallows, provide* an • •xcellent example of how the Kalel ; >f justice are balanced In England, •> Alter his arrest, Haigh boasted hat he had killed nine persons in our years and had drunk of their -• blood. However, he was tried only • m a charge of slaying Mrs. O)lv« Durant-Deacon, a wealthy widow, ' nd dissolving her body In acid. During his detention onf^iui charge, Scotland Yard investigated le disappearance of a half a do»en Britons believed dissolved In acid by a "vampire" slayer. But Haigh never was charged with hese other killings, While the case was In this status, the London Daily Mirror, which claims the world circulation record 'or ar.y daily (4,000.000), was brought. Into court on a charge of publishing an article calling Haigh > vampire and saying he had com- imited several murders. English law prohibits publication of any Information which might prejudice the trial ol a defendant, and the Mirror was found guilty. Tiie paper was fined $40,000 and an editor was sentenced to three montlis In pils- on. Not only Ls the law rigid regard- ng newspaper publication In such cases, but not until after conviction Is the prosecution permitted even • to mention crimes which the accused may have committed prior la the case In hand. The prisoner may be a notorious criminal with many previous convictions, but heaven help anyone who points to this. English courts are noted for operating expeditiously and on a common-sense basis. The judge—a very dignified figure in his great ?ray wig and gown—Ls truly tha master of ceremonies, who fre- qxiently intervenes in a \vay which might result in a mistrial in£an« other countries. The judge's job is to see that ths truth comes out, and If the lawyer* • don't uncover the fads, the Justica.' does it for them. For litstance, I' have seen a judge in a murder trial turn to the Jury and say: "You may disregard entirely th« testimony of this witness. He obviously Is lying." I also have .seen a judge lean over and ask. a witness a leading question which resulted In the conviction of the accused. The defense offered no objection. paternal aUHvide o[ the Judges often' produces dry humor from the bench, and England through the generations has -been famous for her witty justices. During my many years in London the newspapers almost daily-published quips from the bench. Here's ona tint hsui stuck In my mind: A witness Had Just testified that^ he went Into the elcpliant houssp; at the Ixmdon Zoo to make a tel-1; ephone call. The judge inquired)-, solemnly: "A trunk call, I pre-.j sume." }• In England the proceedings in; the Jury room are secret. That Is, the only fact made public Ls th« ; verdict .Tin-re is no disclosure of how the verdict was reached, or what if any argument there |JJ,V have been in reaching it. Once * . verdict of guilty has been given In a murder case, the condemned la sentenced to be hanged JHS^ twenty-one days from date. This gives JI club bid. He did not want to junipl lime for an appeal if the defense Shiriey Tom rile, \uilrr F. Hu^li Her bet t and producer Colin Miller lave thrir heads together about 'Corliss Goes Lo F.mope." sequel in Ki«« for Cnrhw." The picture would he shot m England and | Prance, It's a comedy idea atXHii a j bobby-s >'<cr who upsel.s fashion t trond.s in L-mciou rmri Paris by in- ! troducin? American trrn-age Fash- i i,'^.,^ Lous lo IBIYVOMS coiiuuicies. j g- n of his olti films. "Movie Crazy" Ls cleaning up. . . . Beatrice Kay. in nor new night club act. wears a big ::at toppeci with an over-sized • >in1 and explains: "in case \ cVm't! pa> my bill the bird ille.s the hat; ^ack to the store." Singer Billy Eckstine's teen-age i.uis arc calhng themselves the "B:lly-,voxer.s." Orrlirard by Billy Gray: ni akin? a four-figure salary i "Pour fieure^?' 1 Yeah— S23.76." "Im Icl- Smmv Lund, the eyeful who owns he Beachcomber ic.staurant.s. will mama in September, r'.s Uic wife of Bill Casparts, the I woolen tycoon from Piqua, Ohio. Studio crn.~or at UI had quiie a|. . . Promised and hoped for: Pat start thr other day \vlipn h? Mow- | O l)ea and Babe RuFSUom's new ed the day's rushes lor "Eas^ of \ '•nnsr. "I'm the Rest Baby Sitter in Java." [Town." Dedicated. rK course, to The scrne llial cavr liim Ihe slarl nas lirlnrrn Shelley Winters and ("rank I.uvrjoy. plavlne a ship's riortnr. I.ovejoy was llslrn- Inj? Vr> .Shrllc.v's heartbeat with a strthosrnpe. The scene plavrrl uell and seemed innocent enough hut when viewed hy the camera's critical eye, the stethoscope Kavc t_ Itrrat deal nf nnpluisis [Town." Dedicated. Chiton Wobb. Joan Davis had D.inny Elman in 'o\; at Al Tei'.clbaulii s fur salon. Lo*>ks like the manage date is just around the mink. . . . There will be a sequel 10 "Letter to Three Wives' with the obvious title. "Leter to Three Husbands." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. MrKennry America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Here's Jump Rid That Tells Story The popularity of bridge tournaments is Increasing throughout the country, because they provide men and women of al' ages an opportunity to comp»:c in an intellectual pa.stimc with players from different sections of the country- Don't into three no trump. K he bid three hearts, It would not tell the true story of his hand. He made Jump shift bid. which is a game demand bid and a mild slam try. The opening lead of the queen of clubs was won in dummy. At this point it did not look as if Al had much chance to make the hand. He played five rounds of hearts. Remembering Al's three club bid. East decided to hold his four clubs. One of his discards was that little deuce of diamonds, and that is nil there was to the story. The queen-jack of diamonds from the West h .d. and the len- ine of diamonds from the East dnd dropped on the ace and king, ud the contract was made. low cut of Shcllrv's dress. Director Hrnre Humuer.stone and + K Rubber—Neither vul. SonUi We* Mi»rtk Cxa 1 V P*M 3 * Pax .1V Piss 4 N. T. P»i» 5 « PlK I V 7 N. T. Pas» P».l Opening—+Q Pan Pas* department: Comcdy- philr^ophy *revised by Ihe censor aerccd the scene had to Harry CimrinO — "Mighty jokes be cm. But how rise rould Loir-; from a Mltlc- con^zrow." joy com inc. lively listen to ShcU^y'^ ' * hr.irtbr:il? Tlip'studio doclur solird ™n Lnpm.r... now lind iif Nol tlir problem: i \V.iiirc<l." Sally F\iresl, and Jerome "Its \oi-y simple." he said, turn- I Cotirilard wore introduced while ing Shcl!e> around, -.lust put the i rio '»s " Ian magazine layout. They iastrumcnt benoath her left shoul-i "i<«l the layout and each other so derWadc." Thais ihe nay you'll MT «<•'! tlicj've decided to go sleady. it on vhr .v. vren. r More nf SanlP i Harold Lloyd will reissue six nioie Read Courier New& Want Adi. think you have lo be an expert lo rompete in a tovirnament. There are a lot of people who attem tournaments just to see Al Sobcl a national tournament director conduct one of his quiz games Rftc: the tournament Is over. In my opinion Al is one of Ihi quiz masters in the coun tiy. He is known all over the coun try. and some day brWce player: would like to ,-ce him in competi tlon with some of the o,uU masters want* It Speaking of paternalism from the : be:ich, rou also find it in America. I encountered an instance of it In the first murder trial I had to cover as a newspaperman. I was young and Just a cub, very anxious to do a &ood jub. Some testimony See MACKENZIE on Pace i underwent an operation at Mem' phis Methodist Hospital, was able to return to her home yesterd:ty- . She was accompanied by her mother Mrs. H. E. Nemett who has been with her. Mrs. Max B. Reid who has been ill at Blythcville Hospital for three weeks is better. Comedienne Answer to Previous Puzzl* HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1,4 Depicted 1 Stray comedienne 2 By way ol 9 Sh« cavorts on 3 Us« tht —— 4 Augments ^vaves 5 Flower 12 Edge 6 Debit nott 13 Recipient fab.) 14 Compass point 7Lampreys 15 Swift, 8 Tidy obstructed 9 Handled river currents 10 Chemical 17 Girlt suffix 19 Misplace 11 Legal point 20 Greek portico 16 Electrified SlFamoui particles English iChool ISEarlh 23Pauageinthe 21 Storehouses brain 2« Playthings 27 Unajpirat«d 28 Indian mulb«rry MApud (sb.) 30 Hebrew Idler 31 Symbol for cerium 32 Type of chees* 35 CatvpUlar hair J7 Pilnfu! 3» Ultimate 39 Dissolvt 42 Exclamation ot sorrow 44 Puflj up 46 Ameliorate 49 Conducted JO Bargain event* 22 Ohio city 14 Makes into law 25 Re iterate 33 fleet 34 Encounter 35 Lath 36 Church fele 40 For lear thai 41 Russian ruler 42 Encourage 43 Fewer 44 Note in Guide's seal* 45 Permit 47 Assam silkworm 48 Knock 51 Behold! 57 S3 Indonesian d Mindanao MHorEC's fall (pl.) SJTcar m

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