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SIT •L11HBVILLB .V COURIER KEW9 THE BLYTHEVILLJE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Edllor FAUL, D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Aol* National Advertising Representative*: Willie* Wltmer Co., Ntw York, Chicago, Detroit, Atltnla, MemphU. Entered » second class mtlter at the post- affic« at Blythevill*, Arkansas, under act. of Con- (reH, October 9. 1»17. Member of Tin Associated Press ' 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 mail, within a radius of 50 miles, (4,00 per - year, 12.00 for six months, si.00 for three months; ^' by mail outside SO mile zone. (10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations The law «f Iruth was in hts mrmth, »M Iniquity was not found in hit Urn: he walkerf with me In p*»ce «nd equity, inK did liirn m»ny *w*y from Iniquity.—.Malichl 1:6. » * • What we have in us of the image of God U the Jove of trulh and Justice.—Demostrtenes. Barbs There were IS.106.000 children under /ive In th« United States last July, No wonder we see »o many frantic mothers. * « * Top Hp for >ummerl<me: remember t<> fortet rrerythliur, »)>«clally the h«*t. * • • Friendly «dvice to young Lotharios— keep your wind on the stirring wheel rather than the clutch. » • * !*'• tHout Urn* •omchodT Invented m weed smUri •o th« ririien pUnHni seaion won't h»ve been • f.Ul Jo*. • • • Cherrlei, hlaclcberrien met curranU »r« ripe ttlin— now for some renl jam sessions for mother! Secret Clause Could Wreck Marshall Plan's Good Work The 13,778,000,000 Marshall Plan fund approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee should bear the title, "U. S. Farm Relief Bill." It deserve! this lahel because of a secret proviso earmarking an estimated . ?1,500,000,000 exclusively for purchase i' ot American surplus farm products to • be dumped in European countries. ; Reporter! unearthed the clause af- . ter the committee avoided any mention of it in announcing its recommendations. How did the earmarking feature get Into the bill? During committee hearings on Economic Co - operation Administration funds, Senator Wherry of Negrasba, Republican floor leader, asked Pan] Hoffman, head of EGA, to furnish estimates of the surplus farm commodities each EGA nation would need in tlie current year. It was a hostile challenge, for the Xebraskan didn't think it would be met. Reporters said Wherry appeared surprised when Hoffman produced the figures some time later. They gained the impression that many senators promptly lost interest in cutting EGA funds sharpjy after they learned how much of their home area farm production would likely go into the program. But EGA never intended to stick rigidly to the estimates, either for particular commodities or particular countries. They were simply offered as « rough guide to committee action. the effect of the secret clause is now to treeze these estimates into rigid legal requirements. U would mean EGA must buy surplus farm products in the estimated amounts or not use the money at all. In other words, it could not be transferred for other useful purchases Britain, for example, would get $^00,000,000 worth of cotton under the estimates. Optimistic forecasts of textile ex- Torts lay behind the figures. If the ex- Port market should contract severely, Britain would have either to take cotton it doesn't need, take some other farm commodities it has no use for, or do entirely without part of the monev allotted to it. This provision is thus a cruel twist of the aims of the Marshall Plan. That program is directed toward getting Europe back on its feet economically, not toward providing a handy dumping ground for products America can't sell at home. . Tlle clause represents a disheartening display of national and regional selfishness by the committee at the very moment high-minded stalemanship i, most urgently desired. The current British dollar crisis sym- holizes the deep-seated difficulties 'the Marshall Plan socks to solve. Sincere doubls have recently been raised as to the plan's effectiveness. All the wisdom we can muster is needed to attack the problem of Western Europe's future eco- nomic eourM. But tlii* attempt to distort th« plan into > farm relief program stem« from no reasonable doubt. It reflect* no rt- irard at all for legitimate Marshall Plan objectives. Hoffman believes the secret clause would wreck ECA overnight. He says that sticking lo rigid earmarking of funds might well waste hundreds of millions of dollars. If this feature should become law, Hoffman and his whole EGA crew could be forgiven for resigning in a body. Certainly the Senate would merit A severe shock for bowing lo narrow na- lionalj'sm in the face of compelling international res|K>nsibilities. Room for One More Practicing for an attempt to swim the English Channel, a young girl named Shirley May France swam tlirough New York Harbor the other day from the soii- lern tip of Manhattan out to Coney Island. The only thing lhat surprises us is (hat she didn't have lo swim i ighl back. A palch of unoccupied beach must be pretty hard lo find in these days of all- time record Coney Island crowds. VIEWS OF OTHERS ' Economy Talk Is Cheap Congressional critics at President Truman', defense of certain federal expenditures would be, more impressive had they themselves shown « genuine reg»rd for economy. Sharp and arbitrary slashes In appropriations for housing, social security, public works and Ihe other specific Items mentioned by Mr. Tiu- nian would be of doubllu! value in the current stale of the nation, Genuine economy, of course, is always In order. Oeueral .tatemeuls, however, are not much help toward achieving It. Dlxiecrat Senator McClellan of Arkansas takes much pride in a resolution calling on Mr. Truman to lop from 5 to 10 per cent off the national budget. As a stralghl-across- the board proposition, that docs not make much sense. Budgets cannot be trimmed Intelligently tint way. Their soft Items need to be found sharply pared. Only such a chapter-and-verse approach will yield sound results. But Congress did not start on Ihe budget thai w»y. It voted about 15 billions for national detense almost without question. Other war-connected items were pushed along in the same way. Only when it came (o foreign »id ditt Congress begin to look a lltiie more closely, but that item seemed to alter scant hope for major savings. So, actually • bout three-fourths of the budget wu rubber- Jtamped on Capitol Hill before tliere began t o be much serious concern for economy. Does this mean that euls are to be made only If such "welfare" Hems as housing? A It) per cent ^fcer-all cut taken out of only one quarter ol the budget would mean a reduction ot M per cent or more in some" "Vital items. Are possible waste in the armed services;: the Veterans Administration and the foreign aid program to go unchecked while the relatively slight soc | a | improvement program It cm, pared, razored, scissored and sliced? If so, the Congressional opposition. Republican >nri Dixiecrat, has an odd notion or Its luuction. It hid better take another look at the beams which it has approved heroic ii tries to cut the motes much finer. The chances are that is the only way it can get i budgetaj-y cut of the sire H w&ntR. Messers. Martin, Wherry and company certainly c«n i save money by just talking. -ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY The granting now of a further wige increase by U. S. Steel undoubtedly would encourage a general fourth round of wage Increases throusnout American industry Nothing could be more aam- aging to the economy of the nation.—Benjamin F. Fairless, president, U. s. Steel Corp. • * « The public should slop thinking mat atomic power is around Ihe corner, if it develops ai all into an Important, industrial thing, it will ao so many years in the future.—Atomic scientist Enrico Fermi. I cannoi see how one could conceive of a military man in the United States becoming a dictator. I do not believe that any group has me good ol our country and Ihe firmness o! its government more at heart than soldiers, sailors and airmen.—Gen. Omar N. Bradley, Army chief of staff. » » * It Is a sorry characteristic of our times that there prevails in not a few places a concept of life and society that is vitiated by an excess ol materialism or perverted by an outright denial or spiritual values.—Pope Plus XII. * * * Certain types of traffic violations arc a torm o( hoodlumism on our highways. Silling at me wheel of a motor car these hoodlums arc potential killers. Far too often they carry o»d manners to the point ol manslaughter.—Ma).-Gen. Pliilip B. Fleming. calr;n«n, President's Council on Safety. Jt takes two to make a marriage—a single girl and an anxious mother.—Radio comedian Eci "Archie" Gardner. » • * We're goine Into Ihe greatest depression this country his ever s«n.—5«n. Georjt W. Malone IR) of !N'e\«da. Welcome to Utopia WEDNESDAY. JULY rr, 1949 PETER EDSON'S Washington News Notebook Healthy Scrap Looms in Congress Over U.S. Plan for Arming Europe WASHINGTON. (NEA1—Opposi- tion is expected to develop from several sources to President Truman's arms aid bill for Western Europe which he dumped imo the laps of Congress earlier this week following ratification of the Atlantic, Pact. | Opposition to this program is px- '. pected to come from several sources. '• First from Sen. Robert A. Taft of , Ohio and Ihe isolationists. They be- j hcve that this arms aid program ! will lead only to nn arms race. ! Second objection will come from ! tlie advocates of economy. They argue that the United States "can'i, afford this extra burden. I Still a third force imiy argue for ' cutting down on the European pro- i gram in order to give more aid to ] China. ; Arguments of the combined isolationist-economy blocs may be based on a couple of questionable assumptions. One is that the United States is setting out on a program j of unrevealed scope lo completely i rearm Europe. When this is dc- i nled. then the contention is mafic that the Sl,433.000,[)00 program isn't big enough to do any good. Finally there is one theory tlml if this aid to Europe is Intended to build up ! • first line of American defense then the cost of this arms aid should be taken out of the U. S. military budget. The U S armed services will really be unified i against that Table Shows Hmlgcl Kisurcs To get a perspective on these points, the following table may be of some help. It shows the present annuiil military budgets of selected U. S. military budget represents 7 per cent of national income, while the average for the other countries '- 6 per cent. The British = — ••- ..^..—i^K 10 u [jci cem. i ne British nnrf wester,. European countries, their | Dutch are spending slightly „,„£ total government budgets. ^^ | of their national Income on mm 7 Country Budget Budget Figures in Millions of Dollars) United Kingdom .S 3.063 J15.419 Prance Belgium , Nethei hinds Luxrmboing Denmark . Norway , . Italy .' 1.203 1D2 377 63 33 586 TOTAL ...... 5 5.569 United States 15,700 7,204 1.G43 417 2,347 $23.245 41,858 tary affairs—1.6 and 7.1 per cent^because of their colonial oblisa- *im*e a tions. ---- , , This U. S. figure is before the 51,000.000 budget cut now proposed by the Senate. The figure also includes (he full 51.4:13,000.000 foreign aid program proposed, before any possible cuts. These are the basic bookkeeping fisurcs used in trying to determine what the U. S. share of the European arms aid program amounts to, The battle before Congress when all these complicated issues are debated will be something extra. The .. UJ . House will get In on this fight The , 67 North Atlantic Pact was a treaty 466 it was therefore considered only by the Senate, for ratification by two-thirds majority. The anus program will require new authorization and new approprlalion laws, passed by simple majority of both Houses. First bone of contention will be over whether Vice President Barkley and Speaker Sam Rayburn refer the arms aid bill to the Forcl«i> Relations or to the Armed Services committees. Whatever committees get the bill will have to hold from two to four weeks of hearings may be a two-ringed circus. Both committ . may hold hearings at amouns o,, -~ ........ lcra „,. and whether this country can afford ; tlie same time to give that aid. They show wllat j Henry Wallace has indicated he each west European country is con- ! will be a principal witness In on™ tributmg to its own defense. Theyisition to the arms ad b o£e show that the U. S. contribution of of the most curious aspecSof thil 511130 . . on o would be about 20 per Performance is that U will find --" ••"-.... "^ I1UUUL. iu (fer 1"-' 'Vllllrtdce IS mat It Will flurl cent of the _tou>! European military Wallace and Senator TaU on the bmset of $0.569.000,000. same side, and for similar ,ea 5 on s I . S,. .ll,htary B,,d se l Higher The mere thought of Senatoi Taft ,,,,„ , '"™ Mo , sl I furnishing arguments for Moscow Ihe figures also show that the ' radio is something to contemplate. IN HOLLYWOOD By Krskinc Johnson SEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — rNEA>- Cross-; lighting find a t mv neckline can ac very flattering to a beautiful young lady in Hollywood. j But it makes the censors pcr- splrc bine ink. They gave Arlenc Dull! the cro M - liglulng nnrt low neckline treatment of her role or a glamorous "P.v in "Reign nf Terror." The censors looked at the rcs- sulls. They admitted the scenery was beautiful but said the cross- lighting had to go. "We rc-sliot the scenes without the cross-lighting," Arlenc sairi. 'and the effect, was the same without the shadow." Wilh or without a shadow. Ar- lenr I>ahl Is some dish. After a year at Warner Brothers and two years at. M-G-M. she's suddenly getting the breaks She has the feminine lead In three now .M-G-M filiiij. -scene of the Crime." "Ambush" and "East Side, iVest Side." She's happy at M-G-M. She said: 'They dirtn t try to make me over." j When she first landed in Hollywood, via kid radio shows In her I lome town of Minneapolis. Intc- I rior decorating, modeling a n d 1 Broadway musicals. Warner Bro- licrs sent Arlene to the makeup department to be remodeled. They shaved her forehead, plucked her eyebrows and increased the size of a small mole just southeast of her mouth. Now all of Arleiip is bark as Nature planned hrr to be. Inclurt- thc mole, which Is ven- nice indeed because Saiurc « iri s<>llle excellent planning. \Vfddhijt Jlclls : l.inda Christian's sister. Ariadne. : and Charles Skipsy. a wealthy En- i Rlishman in Mexico Cily. will an- ! noiinre their r-ncacemelil sonn . j M-G-M has offered Gary Grant IK : choice ol any story on the lot. His ; 'irst probably uil! be opposHc I.ana ' Turner . . . Pvntlucer Al Wacner is \ Mging Frank Fay and Barbara Slanayrk irx-Mr. and Mr.O lor i 'His Majesty. M r . Brodawny." moved to New York for keeps ... Susan Haywaid refused to succumb' to the short-hair craze. "My hair," she said, "looks best when 1 wear U long and that's Ihe way it's Bolng lo stay/' Tills is Hollywood. Mrs. Jones- Rene Hubert, (he Fox fashion styl- !••'. designing "new look" Indian I-OMHIUM for Ihe Ajiaclie girls who nrnol^ over Jimmy Stewart in "Ar- Thc James Masons, who wrote "Tlie Cats in Our Lives." are "riling a nctv book, "The Child in Our l.ivrs." Barbara Britton will do a pic- lure in England for J. Arthur Rank . . . Barry Fitzgerald is be- inz pager! for a New York musical . . Bruce Bennett, the screen's prrrnnial husband, is still looking lor that western story in which to his debut as a cowboy. More about the Unique and Hollywood [hratrrs in Lltchfield. Mill.. Mirrc popcorn is barred. A sign «' both theaters reads: "No popcorn, peanut.';, gum. Ice crram. bubble gum. popsictcs. candy. p.itaTo chips or pop will be permuted". the television shows are so amateurish. Certainly some of them I have seen could be improved upon. The boys were quick to defend all television producers. They told me that a perfect show takes > lot of time and costs a goot] deal of money—an as yet television lacks both time and money. Rehearsals are » problem because there are not enough studios, but principally there are not enough cameras. Before they left I began 1 to sympathize wiih the poor television man and his many problems. Providing Arms for West Europe To Put Teeth in Atlantic Pact The DOCTOR SAYS Br Edwin p. Jordan, jf. 0. Wrltlen for NEA Serrlce «=?J le l °' .I" 1 ' , C ° mm °" CRU5M (or "wwwMwnicnwoma pains in the legs is foot trouble, rfo aid our European allies, particularly flat feet. When the archet have collapsed and are flat new strains appear. These, strains are sometimes felt In the feet but sometimes also they act on the muscles or joints of the legs and cause pain In these area.? more ian in the teei themselves. Pain of such origin should, of course, be treated by correcting the foot trouble. This usually involves more than just wearing a pad or support. Physicians or chiropodists are often able to correct the difficulty so tt-al the palm In the legs will disappear. Another type of pain in the legs is one which comes on in the calf muscles after walking a few blocks rapidly or climbing stairs. This condition goes under the name of intermittent claudicatlon. It U caused by insufficient supply of blood to the muscles usually because of hardening of the arteries in the '.?os. Avoid Too Much Exercise During rest the circulation is adequate but exercise increases tlie need fcr blood. This condition always requires the advice of a doctor as it may be a sign of hardening of tlie arteries. A person with this kin-l of pain should avoid taking so much exercise that it brings By D«WU( MacKtftzie AP KorHjn Affairs Analyst President Truman having signed the Atlantic pact, forthwith called on Congress Monday to implement Ms epoch mating treaty with foreign arms program running U, »1,450,OOO.OOOi which would go chiefly on the pain. Quite a lot of people complaii. of pains in the legs which occur at .„ „„, uvlcll . nlcht only and which may even cem to us wake them up from a sound sleep, clear th?t tile Ttiis is a puzaling condition but It is probably connected somehow with the circulation of the blood in ttie Now a billion and a half dollar* is a lo t of money even In these days of astronomical calculations, and there are plenty of signs that the law-makers will examine the proposal with weather-eyes. Adverse criticism of the proposal has Wen based chiefly on the claim that Uncle Sam's economy already Is strained lo the limit by our present vast budget, which Includes some $15,000.000.000 for defense alone. The administration's request for this foreign aid is based on the strategic decision that Hie military strength ol our European allies should be increased as quickly as possible to enable them to stand oft any Russian attack until American power couM come to the rescue. Must Avoid Pitfall, III short w-e don't propose to reenact the role we playeci In Hie last Iwo world wars. Twice we saw a powerful and aggressive Gsrnv-r.y crush 1-er unprepared neighbors with lightning military blows, leaving us io 50 to the rescue after almost fatal injuries had been inflicted on our allies. President Truman's message to Congress included thesi.- explanatory points: "The better prepared the free nations arc to resist assresslon, the less likelihood there is that they will have to use the forces they have prepared. . . . Their defense :s our defense and Is of deep con- . People with this symptom often say that U they get up and walk around for a short time the pain or crimp will disappear. Neuritis or sciatica can also cause leg p:\ins. Other diseases of the circulation, such as Buerger's disease, are possibilities. 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. QUESTION: What causes dry- around the ears Is it lack of some vitamin? ANSWER: This condition is unlikely to be caused by a vitamin lack and something else is much more probable, such as an irritant, with which the skin comes in contact. 75 Years Ago In BlytheviHe — A ne» r claimant for heirloom honors s.ots to Bobbv Lee Walden ten year old son of ~Mr. and Mrs. John Walden who rides a bicycle 31 years old. The bicycle an "Abex" made in 1903 rides just as well as the 1934 stream line models until have to slow down ajid jump at the proper moment. No one had coaster brakes in those days. Bobble is a good business man as he purchased the bicycle from Annie Laurie Collins for two dollars and did all the repair work himself. An unusually successful revival was conducted tor the past ten days at New Liberty Baptist Church with the baptising of 55 in the Mississippi River yesterday. Rev., W H. Horn Is pastor of the church and the Rev. J. B. Ruth was the evangelist. Reverend Ruth Is from Manila. intention, in the event of aggression, ol allowing the peoples of Western Europe to be overrun before its own iwwcr can be brought to bear. The aid we provide will constitute only a mlnor-^ac tion of what countrie&Wlll spend themselves." So we see that the proposed American aid isn't entirety an altruistic proposition. As Mr. Truman says "their defense is our defense." We are acting in our own interests. Our forward defenses lie in Europe these days. Self-Interest, Plus To my mind Europe's bfst guarantee that we mean business is '.he fact that we are indeed acting ir. part In self defense. However, we should be doing ourselves an injustice If we dropped the subject with the blunt summary of the (wsition. America does have ideals, and President Truman voiced some of them in these passage* of his message: "Helping free nations to acquire the means of deefndinc; themselves is an obligation of the leadership we have assumed in world affairs. "We must keep ourselves morally and materially strong. We must play ou 1 - part in helping to strengthen freedom everywhere." Naturally another vita! consideration is Ihe likelihood that a strong Western Europe deter ~ ~- : aggression from any quarter, that you want to get off and then you k* wil , nl pno [ n ^. ^ fs _ have to slow down nnrt nimn at Hip ,. . n t enough for America to be strong while Western Europe is weak, "jj^t wouldn't halt aggression. The E*wt. pean democracies must be prepared .to defend themselves. Vioiint dc Callus mother McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. MrKcimry America's Card Authority Written (or NE,A Service .S7i7/Y Spade Loser To in This Hid . A toldrii opportunity just came my way to fire a lot of questions a! Wilbur Stark and Jerry I.ayton. whn are packace producers of radio and television shows. You probably :>rc familiar with their "Scalt»r- poud names" radio show, and Mr Slark's wife. K.ilhi Norris, has w'lal I believe is thp only hour lrl<-\ision shopper show. I «anted to know why some of V AJ10752 * AK8 + K5 Rubber—Neither vul. Soul* We* Norti E>M 1» P.S. 2* p ass 3V Pass 4N.T. Pas, 3 » P»M 5 N. T. Past 6 V Pass Pan p ais Openinj—»K 17 1 told them that one of these days they ought to present some of the bridge player's problems on television. Suppose that a television audience were given the North and South cards in today'* hand. I am sure that most of them would ma'o 1 Hit; mistake, after winning the opening lead In diim- n.y with the ace of spades, of taking the heart finesse. When It loses. West will cash the queen of spades and se! the contract. This'is not a difficult problem for the beginner, if he stops to think The opcnlni lead must be won with the »ce. Then lead the queen of hearts, and If East does not cover, go up with the ace. Take three rounds of clubs, discarding i the losins spade, and all West can i lake is his king of hearts. Cease Fire Agreement Reached in Pakistan KARACHI. Pakistan. July 57. Wl —Pakislan and India have reached agreement on a cease fire line In Kashmir. Joint military talks were resumed here yesterday with the United Nations Kashmir Commission on a settlement of the dispute over the princely state. I Allergy to Husband ' No Grounds for Divorce LOS ANGELES. July 21—f/P(— Here's a new allergy—a husband. "Every time 1 was near him I would break out fn a rash from head to toe." Mrs. Joyce Holdridge. 27. told the court Monday. in seeking a divorce. "Physicians and psychiatrists finally told me I would have to leave dim." Mrs. Holdridgc added the rash doesn't bother her now, as she lives here and her husband. Nolan H. Holdririge, 26. in San Francisco. But Superior Judge Ray Brockman denied a decree, ruling that an allergy doesn't constitute grounds for divorce.l Wind Instrument Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL !,7 Depicted musical Instrument 12 Poker stakes 14 Egyptian sun god 15 Office of aa imam 17 Part of "b«" 18 Chill 20 Gives forth 21 Goddess of infatuation 22 American journalist 24Cain'i brother (Bib.) 25 Domestic slave 26 Defended place 27 Correlative of either 28 Ruthenium (symbol) 2«Two (prefix) 30 Any 31 Bundle M Unoceupfed VERTICAL 1 Uproar 2 Artent 3 On (prefix) 4 Title 5 Stuff 6 Half (pre&x) 7 Head coverings 8 Unit • Right <ab.) 10 Tidier 11 Self esteem 13 Silvery flsh. ItNear 19 Elevates 21 Was full •23 Eagles' nests 24 Frightened 31 It is usually made of 32 South wind 34 Conductor 35 Ant 39 Malay dagger 40 An (Scot.) 41 Transported •!- Persian poel 43 Simple 46 Dip bait 47 Male sheep 50 "Smallest Stale" (ab.) 52 Italian river 37 Consider 38 Donkey 39 Shot in billiards 44 River barrier 45 Street (ab.) 46 Visionary 48 Down 49 Caravansary 51 Protective wall S3 Tear* 54VibraUoi

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