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PAGE ERIHT BLVTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HALNES. Publliber - JAKES U \fSRHOEFP, Editor .? PAUL D HUMAN, Advertising |ten«|w •ol* N»tlonu AdterUslng R«preMnt»tl»e»: W»li»ci Wttroet On- New Sort, Chicago. Detroit AtUnt*. PubUilud Ev«rj Afternoon Except Sunday Kntcred u «econd class muttci at th« poet- effioe tt BiytiwvUle, Arluuisu. under act at Con. October ». IS 11 Member cJ Tb* AaoclaUd Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: B; wrrtet In the city ol BlythertlJe or toy •uburb»n town where c«rrtei service la maintained 20c per week, or 8Sc pel month By mall, within a radius ol 60 mUe» 14.00 pel few. 12.00 (or si* months. $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile vine 110.00 per rear payable la advance. Meditations For I b«r them record Ihit they have a «»1 of God, but not according to knowledge.—Romans 10:1. * • » • Through zeal knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal knowledge Is lost; let a man who knows this double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.—Buddha. Barbs The idea of work startles children, says a doctor. Those kids are smarter than we thought. • * • A briaje expert In Michigan will underto an e*en(ton. Vonr cut, doctor! • • • "Don't let the grass grow under your feet" would be swell advice il it didn't always remind you of the lawnmower. » • • With skirt* tonjrer and longer, half the world Joean't know if the other half has a leg to »Und on. • • • A writer asks, "What's Income of the women who used to hook rugs? Maybe their time Isn't up yet. Independence Is Contrary To Trend, but That's Irish th« city of Chicago, has chosen to go its proud way alone in an uncertain and menacing world. This act is contrary to the trend of the times and the dictates of prudence. But the Irish have never been famous for their conformity or caution. They are individualists. And like tlie people of the other new, independent nation, Israel, they have spread over the earth, retained their individualism, made their contribution, suffered persecution and won admiration. Now Ireland has realized a centuries- old dream of freedom, us Israel has. But unlike Israel, the realization came without bloodshed. Ireland's struggle is in the past. The last act of independence was peaceful and serene. The Irish must be conscious of possible perils ahead, now thai they are on their own. But most of their neighbors, particularly the American people, know how they feel. The demand for liberty and independence is too old and insistent and right to be denied, whatever temporary doubts there are of its strategic wisdom. It is the demand that lias made the free world free. Hench the cheers and the «ood wishes. Queerest Bird We Ever Saw It was, as numerous headline writ- era pointed out, a great day for the Irish. And the cheers that greeter the .birth of the independent Republic of Ireland were not confined to the emerald isle. This may not be surprising, since tber* must be nearly as many Irishmen in London, New York and Boston as there are on the old sod itself. Still the general rejoicing and good wishes came at a rather strange time. For the temper of the free western world today seems to be away from intense patriotism and separation, and toward sectional and global thought and action. For centuries patriotism was highly admired as one of the noblest virtues. And the Irish, at home and abroad, possessed it to a superlative degree. The proud, voluble, belligerently insistent patriot known as the "professional Irishman" is familiar to most Americans. But in the last 30 years or so there has arisen a class o£ people who gave this ancient virtue a bad name. Patriotism to them meant fana,tic nationalism. It led them to false pride and false conclusions. They are the people who shouted "Deutschland ueber Alles" in the first World War and "Heil Hitler" in the second. They are the people who debased their country's name with a loathsome philosophy hidden behind the words "America First." They are the people who, from within the Kremlin walls, are filling the minds of 200,000,000 Russians with a fear and hatred of all things foreign. Intense nationalism stands in the way of world government. And there is considerable support for world government in the free west, however impractical or hopeless the plans for establishing it may be. Under the threat of great sectional conflict, many nations are growing more and more aware of their individual insecurity. The best solution to many seems a limited world authority which can relax the bonds of nationalism enough to make broad decisions where the fate of all mankind is affected. For years the nearest thing to world government was the union of vast and separate territories under the British crown. Then came the union of vast but adjoining territories under Soviet communism. And while Soviet communism has been consolidating and spreading, the British Empire has become tlie British Commonwealth and entered a period of gradual dissolution. The British dominions have attained greater autonomy. India has advanced from colonial to dominion status. And now Ireland has gone farther and cut the last tie that bound it to the crown. Tlie little island, with fewer people than VIEWS OF OTHERS New Envoy to Moscow Vice Admiral Kirk has two special qualifications for this difficult assignment as successor to U. Gen. Waller Bedell Smith In the United States ambassadorship at Moscow. The first Is the fact that he Is an armed service man. As Is well known, the Russians have particular respect for military personnel. They often will give a man in uniform more heed Umn the same person would enjoy If he were In civilian clothes; the one American who probably has their highest esteem is Gen. Elsenhower. Admiral Kirk'a service record will be more impressive in Moscow because he was commander of the amphibious force of our Atlantic fleet in the Sicily landings. A second qualification Is his experience In European diplomatic problems as envoy to Belgium for the last three years. For though Brussels is not London or Paris or Rome, It still Is a capital of no little importance. As a near-at-liand listening post, it provides diplomats with the means of keeping In touch with trends and developments in foreign policy. Thus, Admiral Kirk has not been a party to the diplomatic war with Russia, yet he has had a chance to follow it carefully step by step. How well he can practice the art of diplomacy with the difficult Russians remains, of course, to be seen. He has both sympathy and good wishes. As for Gen. Smith, lhat harrassed soldier-diplomat from behind the Iron Curtain has earned a rest. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Wester/) Powers Hope Russians Really Want to Lift Blockade PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Brannan's Proposed Farm Program Viewed With Concern in Congress Tht DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin F. Jordan, M. I). Written for NKA Service Until 1628 when William Harvey published his famous paper wri'.len in Latin, the manner in which the blood circulates through the body was not correctly understood. William Harvey made careful studies of anatomy in animals and umian beings and came to the iiiioii that the previous explanation regarding circulation was lot correct. He carried out studies on animals which conclusively proved the relations between the heart nd the lungs and the differences between arteries and veins. For the first time the functions of the different chambers of the heart anrt ol the heart valves were understood. Harvey described just what happened when the heart contracted and relaxed. To this great investigator we really owe our knowledge of how the blood is pumped out of the heart to the lungs, where It Riven oxygen, and how the Wood flosvs Iwck to the heart, and out again to the arteries, reaching al parts of Ihe body. After passing through the bed o line blood vessels, called capil- aries. the blood is then returned to the heart through the veins. Effects Far-Ileaclilnir Harvey, of course, did not knov everything that we know now abou circulation, such as the chemica exchange of oxygen and carboi dioxide. His studies, however, revo Unionized medical ideas and bai far-reaching effects not only I: the treatment of all heart con ditions and diseases of corcula lion, but also in all other fields medical research. The views advanced by Harve did not receive acceptance at one But the weight of opinion grariua ly came over to his side and h studies and experiments are now considered to be one of the great clasics of medical progress, 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. The Yeahs Have It Silence gives assent. Not so Americans. A lady writing tn the Portland Oregonlan brings to the surface tlie sad fale of that little monosyllable "yes" among the Yanks. No one, il appears, can accuse the United States of being * nation of yes-men. Instead, It Is the land of the skeptical "yeah," the afCable "ya," the laconic "yep," the abrupt "yup," the abstracted "yow," the dry old New England "ayah," the ubiquitous "uh-huh." To be sure. It all means yes. As the honorable Rcntlemen of Congress would say, the answer la In the affirmative, though the pure monosyllable of affirmation Is shunned like passion. We don't know how many different ways the Russians have of saying no, but any American schoolboy could teach Mr. Gromyko how to agree occasionally without skidding off on a sibilant. "Yea-a-bo!" as a waggish but anachronistic "yeh," we quietly echo. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. By Pclcr Ed son NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NEA1 — Sccre- ary of Agriculture Charles F. Bran- inn's bold new farm program Is Hiving its difficulties. Congressmen, some fnnu leaden and the general public have reacted instinc- ivcly with: "It's impassible. It's jolitlcal. it promises everything to everybody—higher price-, to the 'armer, lower prices to the con-. sutner. If that's what it is, the only solution win be for the taxpayer ,o foot the bill by paying out huge subsidies," Sccretnry Bran nan contends that his is a complete misunderstanding of whp.t his plan will try to do and how it will trj to do it. It was anticipated that only about 1 per cent of America's 6,000,000 farmers would be opposed to the plan. They would tac the 120.000 big (arm operators. The bSg cotton planters of Mississippi and Texas; the big-acreage wheat farmers of the plains; the big cattlemen ol the West. They ara not farmers in the ordinary sense of the word. They do not run the family-sized farms that congressmen Idealize and make flowery speeches ;ibout. They aru the "factory farmers"—the big businessmen of agricultural production with incomes of 525,000 u year and ] more. Incidentally, they now pro- i rtuce about a fourth of the LF. S.; farm output, measured in dollars. It was expected they would be against certain provisions of the Brannan ph". In fact, there is already some evidence that they arc sending llioir emissaries to lead the fight against it. Musi Look Into Political Hack ground For a full understanding of the Rrannan plan, it Ls necessary to go Into Its political background. Secretary Brannan began work on his new phui Nov. 3—the day after election. That was when it became apparent that the Democrats would be around for quite a while longer. Much of the spade-work on thts plnnninK was done two years ago. That wns when the Department of Agriculture began its research for presenting a postwar, long-range farm program to Congress.^, About 250 farm experts and economists worked on thnt. If was not necessary to re-do all their research. Hut ali the idens that they produced were held inrift'idiinily against the wall and shot at. Brnnnan personally presided over every meeting at which the new plan was hammered out. He started with a group of about 25 exports from various bureaus of the Department of Agriculture. Then a smaller group of sjx went to \vorfc on actual drafting and detailed pre- I mentation. Most of their wort has been done since last, December. U has taken about four months to get the bugs out of their plnn and draft legislation to cnrry it ou(. The Department of Agriculture and the Truman administration were under cc lain political obligations to present a new farm plan to Congress. The Democrats in the i 10VO campaign had criticized lhe Aiken farm bill on the grounds that it would force agricultural prices too low. Also, the House had accepted Senator Aiken's bin and passed it with the clear under- SO THEY SAY had supported the Aiken bill, refused to state their views on revisions until the secretary of agriculture had stated his. A representative of the Farmers' Union, which was ess enthusiastic over the Aiken bill than were the Farm Bureau Federation and the Grange, did make a statement critical of the Aiken bill. But no constructive substitute was offered. In finally presenting his program. Secretary Brannan says he felt under no obligation to come up with anything new or revolutionary. Everything in his plan, he says, has bee.n tried before in some form or oilier. His plan will require no new bureaucracy to administer. He starts with two main objectives. One is to modernize the par- ity-prlce formula, which is still based on conditions and averages of 30 years ago and is woefully out of [date. The other Is to get a foraniln which .will stabilize total farm income—as distinguished from farm prices—as the basis of farm prosperity. This latter point Is the one big new concept In the Brannan plan It is important to understand it as the basis of everything Hint Is now proposed. In 1!)48. the average per capita farm income was $909. In non- farm areas the average annual In come was $1659 per capita In othci words, the average farm income i; about GO per cent of the avcr.igi city income. Secretary Brannan ha no delusions about trying to rals hi a THE DOCTOR ANSWF.RS liy Edwin P. .TorcUn, M. n. QUESTION Fourteen days following an opetntion, I developed By DeWIU Slackenilr AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Tile Western allies are moving cautiously (though hopefully) lo make sure they are seeing the real oasis and not a mirage in Ihe- startling Soviet offer to lift the ^ German blockade. The Russians have stated their willingness to abandon the blockadn if lhe democracies in turn will end their counter-blockade and agree to a meeting of the council of Foreign Ministers to consider the •hole German question. It was the lu.scoviles who ended tlie Foreign fillisters Council some IB months go by walking out on it. The Western powers -America, iritain and France—are prepared 0 agree, provided the Russians have further conditions up their ecve. This caution is inspired by lie fact that, by striking coincid- •nce, (lie Soviet offer comes as he other three allies conclude the .grcement for the establishment of 1 new German* republic out of the hree Western zones, with Russia lolding out its Eastern Zone. Western Powers Skeptical The Western allies are asking hemsefves: "Can Moscow's offer t'e trick lo disrupt the formation of the German government so that Russia can get complete control ol unified German regime which would include the Soviet Zone?" Both general Lucius D. Clay, U.S. military governor in Germany, and U.S. Ambassador Robert D. Murphy, liave expressed wariness over the^M Soviet offer. ^ Lest there be any doubt regarding the attitude of the Western allies, they have made it crystal clcur that they arc soing ahead with the creation of the new anil- Communist German republic. General Clay declared that even if the Russians lift the blockade "it will have no effect whatever on the West German government." "We arc going ahead with our plans," he said. A tremendous stride towards the rehabilitation of Western Europe, would seem to have been made in the agreement lo establish this government. The date for its inauguration lias been set for July 15. The accord naturally tpnores Russia, which occupies close, to one-third of the old Reich. Here it should be well noted that the Western German leaders aim nt a united Germany eventually. They hope a prosperous West German republic will be so attractive to their countrymen In the Soviet zone that a union of the two will be brought about. That could well be. for the. passed n wnn ine cicai uimei- ••" "*-'*,... •'•••• • -- . . standing bv both Republicans and , average farm income to city stand Democrats'that when Confess re- yd,. Bui he *« ^"f; '«™« phlebitis in both legs. After three months It has not yet gone away. ANSWER: This is an unfdrtun- te complication which is often ifficnlt to cure entirely. Infection Iscwhcie in the body, such as an bscessed tooth, must be searched or. and if found, properly treated. Other steps which can be taken de- lend on what particular veins are nvolved and the results of care- 'ul general tests. .wo hearts. Next four rounds ot! diamonds were taken. West follow- ng and South discarding a club on ,he fourth diamond. Now declarer know that West originally held five spades, so he led a small spade from, dummy and finessed tho jiine-spot. West won this trick with the Jack of spades, but found himself enriplayed. Thus declarer made liis contract. 15 should be raised to convened, H second look would be taken at the Alkcn price support plan for 1950. i I'armrrs Wailed for Br.-innan Move -, The farm organizations, which ' in Ihis spate in a subsequent issue. arm income ebotH $1200. How the Brannan plan seeks lo tills result will be reviewed IN HOLLYWOOD Bv Ersklnc Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent The Democratic Party and the slate-s o! the South have had a long and fruitful partnership. H would be a tragic thing if that partnership wore to be destroyed.—Vice President. Barkley. • • • They i European countries) realize lhat they do not have, either Individually or collectively, the forces which could prevent armed aggression from the East, and they look to us for necessary assistance.—Secretary of the Army Kenneth C. Roy&ll, revealing that several European countries have requested additional O. S. troops on the continent. • • • You know, women lalk a lot when thpy are choosing hats. I guess It's like men with their barbcre.—Lily Dache, hat designer. • • • We (Socialists) don't believe government should lake care of everybody. We want government under which everyone can get a Job with enough pay so that he can have a home and food without lhe tender mercies ol Santa Claus In Washington.—Norman ThomaJ, former Socialist Party candidate for president. * * * 1 look for a pretty good scramble unll) July and then 1 believe it will resolve itself into a two- team race with the Indians winning out ... The Red Sox look lo be the toughest threat to us.— Manager \jm Boudrcau of the Cleveland Indians. » « * .hist because a man can talk easily II does not necessarily [ollow that he talks sensibly . . . The literate man may speak grammatically, coherently, persuasively—and still give voice lo folly.—Irving J. !*<*, in "Th« UingUige ol Reason and roily." HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Jeanne as "Mis.s Washable of 1Q49" by the Cram nanls to be Uiiuiy. I -163-1 cr.rmbers of the American In"You ought If see me in the home Mit,.ic o! Laundering, reprr.sciiun^ movies my husband and I make. I 35.000.00 laundry customers and 've got bounce. I'm an undiscovered Belly Button.' Darryi Zanuck is looking at Jeanne's "other side" in the. home movies and there may be a slapstick comedy role for her when she completes "Pinky," John Wayne, lhe screen's new ihv.cle man. has been announced, o makn eight pictures for four dif- | ;n t studios all within the space of three months. There Just ain't enough Wayne.-, to go around . Johnny Mack Brown plays hts: firs', villiaii role in "Cattle King." Ke's shaking in his boots in anticipation of what the small fry'will say. • • • Tne rops are about to catch up with s ciol! masquerading a.s Arlenc Dalil. It's pav., the joking slage... Frark Morgan's performance as a reformed alcoholic who trnins Jimmy Stewart for Vhc big leagues in "The SUdllon Story" looks Cacary. I-aiiriti Mclrhnlr sbot his wife a nevv fui coal while bis Ramc hunt- ins '" Africa. Two pcitcrtly marked leopard skins Trudy Marshall's Faster present to frir-nds (tave them a laugh—a ham with a note: "Mot a reel ham launrU-y owners. BLhtc-d diMOVciy: Thai Ohver Harciy Mas re-sponsiblc for Charles Boytr'f film career. It's difficult to imagine Ihe French lover talking like Hardy, but Boyer started his career In Hollywood as the voice of Harc.y, ciubbed into French ver- .sion< of the Laurel and Hardy D.ana I.ynn is up for "Career Girl' ai Warner Brother. 1 !...Bill Elliott. who just cut the traces after live yc^rj at Republic, hopes "Tn,: Story nf Bill Hart" will be his first independent . . .Robert Wise, who dircvtcd "The Set Up." has his eye thr jack Dempsey life, story annthei prize fight film for Sec HOU.YWOOI) on Pajr a jack one. An opening hid "f one no trump Is made on a balanced hanrt (4-4-3-2. 4-3-S-3. 5-3-3-2), wlhlch conlains from Ifi to IB points and has posilivc stoppers in nl least three jHilts. In order to make a name. 2fi points are ncc "d in lhe rnnininrd hanils. For a small shtm. "\\ poinls are needed, and for a grand slam. 3fl points. When South opened Ihr bidding on today's hand with one no Inimp. Years Ago in BlytheviHe — Misses Dorine Coulter and Doris Ray Dobyns, Marshall Blackard and Simon Joseph wont to .Tonesboro today for lhe literary meet. Miss Coulter will enter the contest In spelling. Mrs. S. P. anrt daughters, and Maurice l.uttrcll spent yesterday In Memphis where they will attend a show. The Sudbury School will hold Its annual box supper Tuesday nicht at lhe school. There will be a character presenlalion ot rhild- rens songs for entertainment. Son^s will be presented by Nane.y Hviphes. Fiobrrtn Florman. Dorothy Cross, illllli Rrr.d niul Claude Slcwart. supporting chorus includes Prc,- Oermans are a determined people. Key To Weslern Europe ^ In any even, the creation of th«^P, republic not only will go far towards restoring the morale of the beaten Germans, but bids fair to pive a big boost to the ailing economic situation in Western Europe. As this column has emphasized so often, pre-war Germany was the keystone of European economy. She can approach that mark, and perhaps equal it again, especially :t ' ' the eastern zone can be added to the republic. It, not be overlooked that the great industrial Ruhr lies within the new German state—one of the richest industrial areas in the world. The Ruhr remains under international control but eventually will revert to Germany. Will this encourage the growth of a new militarism ifi Germany? The allies have created safeguards against that. While the military governments will end when the republic is inaugurated, the three We.steiii powers will appoint civilian high commissioners who will cxcercise control over Western Germany's foreign affairs, foreign liade and various other fields. Of course there's another way of looking at lhe Russian offer lo lift the blockade. It covild be that the Soviet finds she is bcinir hurt more than she is hurting lhe Western allies by continuing lhe blockade. It won't be long before that point is cleared up. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Bt William E. McKennrj America's Card Alillwrllj Written for NKA Service Tndplay Will. Make V'/iis Little Slam Tmlay's lesson hand is from I -v rr<l but a HF.AL ham.". ..Gi-ecr Canon L, Karpin. of WashiiiRton.U.C.. au- Is p.'avliig the Beverly Hills pni'ty clrciill with a new act—her rendition o! "Buttons anrt Bows" in (;oi-krcv accent. Very funny. ('Iran Sport Audrey Trotter haa been selected I.o.tton ll.irul K-W viil Snnlh Wrjrt Nnrlh Ka* IN.T P;ns fiN.T Pas Orrrninit— f I" tlior of Iho booklet entitled "Tlie Point-Count System of Bidding In Contract Bridge." tn lhe point-count syslnn. nn are equals four points, a klnR r<(- uali Ihree, A queen two, and * \\f showed a mtiilmunl of If, plunl Notlll. v.ilh 17 polnU. klu-w Ilia Hie romhJflOfl hnnrl^ had befure 11 and M IK.InU Ho Horth wllh rr.ii icn-moiiy bid '.!« no immp knr,-A'ill!< IhTr lonlrl lir- lln Kian ^hnl in Ihr linnd llarl Ihr clu)« biokrn 3..1 n lilrj v.oald have brrn Vakrn irmnrdia Or fnillnK 'hat., n «urci-«lnl »] tini.l Mill fViillli fnimrl R Mill line of piny After wlnnliitt ripxnlliK I'ml of Ihr Ifll of lirnrl Sf,u1ll 1r-?.lr-r] liie f I'll).-, null (rjlll Clllil Ihev r||il lir,l l>rr»fe Two mo iriundt of tir-nrl.' v,Trr MIM> plnyr Wr-^t s)iov.lliK o'il. on tlir Oil lounrl Di-rlnirr i\tn> knrv.- Ilial V,'r hid or!(ln»1ly hclil two olulis an S.v Jones. Mary Worsley, Mlldren Muir. Louis Dark. .lames Maxwell" anrt Charles Blight with Be.lty Es- snvy as pianisl. The boxe.s will be .-^olci for 271 ccnU each. Game Bird HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted type of duck 9 Native of Rome IDFacililalei 12 Fondles ISSlripcrt camel's hair clolh IS Rip 17 Nalliral power 18 Damp 19 Toward in Incursion 23 Goddess o( discord 2& Graded (her) 2R Solitary JTPiirl of "be" US ['aid notice ?.fl Behold! 30 Symbol for lelhnium 31 Dismounted 3.1 Witfiin (coifll). form) M Speed contest 37 Heavenly body .1ft Symbol for nickel 35 (liver (Sp.) n Myself 13 fhisslan cily •IRKnln-e U Kmployi 19 Winter vehicle.* M Tardier S3 It is » VERTICAL 1 Willicism ZCierman river 3 Egyptian sun Rod 4 Chew upon 5 Tidy 6 Symbol for samarivim 1 East (Fr.> 8 Scottish sheepfold 9 Fortification 11 Glossy fabric 12 Minute skin opening M Exist Ifi Flower 7.1 Kind of type 22 Reduce in rank 23PnfTs up 24 Rat SI Italian river ,12 Dens 34 Less wild 3!> Native metals 3D Headstrong 40 Symbol for illinium 41 Bulging jar •H Sprite 45 Hawaiian xvrenlh 47 Indian 18 Indian weight 50 Doclor of Science (ab ) 52 Near i

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