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FACE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST 2T, 1981 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . TFtl COURIER NTWg CO. H W HAINES. Publisher KAMY A HAINES, Aulitint Publliher A. A.. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. AdrfrtlBlng M«n«ger Bel* Nttionil Advertising Representatives: WtlUe* Wlimer Co. New York. Chicago. Detroit Atlanta. Memphis. Entered is lecond d«sj matter al the post- effic* at Blythevllle. ArkaiMM, under act of Con- (reea. October 9. 1917 Member of Th< Aisoclated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier Ui the city of Blythevllle or anj cuburban town «here carrier servtc* Is maintained. 25c per week. By mall, within a radlui of 50 miles. ISOO per jear. 12.50 for six monlhs. 11.25 for three months; by tnatl outside 50 mll« zone. 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Then »ld the Lord, finest Ihou «ell U> b. an|ry?—Jonah 4:4. * * » If a man meet* with Injustice. It in not required that he shall not be roiued to meet it; hut If he Is angry after he has hart time to think upon It. that Is sinful. The flame Is not wrong, but the coaU are.—Beecher. Barbs An optimist is any person who eats windfall apples In the dark. * * * A Tennessee man stole fifty pound« of beef from a deep frec«—and police promptly found a place In Ihe cooler for him. * • • Some men are homeless and others are home leu than others. * • • We 1 ™ beginning to think that sour cherries ftt by on their looks. * » * The best acting Is done In a movie house by the man who smiles when you sit on hi« straw hat. BO navy worth th« name, and to OIL But the Japanese struck. What lawmakers on Capitol Hill dar« «ay the Russians today are any less a threat? They cannot «ay it, because they have no \vny of knowing. And if they were proved wrong by a Russian attack within the year, they would look tragically foolish. If the so-called "economizers" should by some misfortune keep the upper hand they have gained on foreign aid, they will have placed their country in danger that could have been avoided. Thai is a steep price to pay for political advantage. 'Do-Less-Than-Nothing Congress' President Truman called the Republican 80th Congress a "do-nothing" assembly. Let's see how it stacks up with its successors in work done. As of AUK. 10, 19-17, the 80th had passed 3^8 public laws. By the same date in 1!M9, the later 81st Congress had approved 220. The present 82nd Congress finished work on just 110 in the same period. Quantity, of course, shouldn't be the prime measure of performance. But by the test of quality, the 82nd looks worse if anything. PIfforts of congressional leaders to suggest that this sorry progress represents the extremely careful deliberations of wise statesmen look pretty foolish. Views of Others Too Much 'Economy' M(cjht Place Us in Dangerous Spot Tick off the years the foreign aid program has been facing Congress: 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950 and now 1951. In every single one of those years, the story has been the same. Some men have battled for the full sum requested by President Tmman, others have argued sincerely for reasonable economies, and some have sought to meat-axe the program under the thin guise of economy. Often at some stage the meat-axers gained the upper hand, and a severely crippled aid program was in prospect. But then the more sensible elements in Congress took hold and drove the mea- sur« through without major damage. This year fits the pattern. We have reached the moment when the wild- swinging "economizers" are on top. The House Foreign Affairs Committee pruned ?6510,000,000 from the combined military economic aid bill. This was viewed as the most that could safely be eliminated. But the committee reduction merely \vhetted the appetite of the lawmakers who wanted a big cut. First they tried to slice another $1,000,000.000 of the program. When that failed, they aimed for half that figure. Finally, with their objective down to $350,000,000, they triumphed by a slim nine votes in the House. So, as the Senate undertakes study of the bill, its total is down ?1.001,000,000 from the original $3,500,000,000 requested by the President. And eager senators in both parlies are talking about whacking another $1.000,000,000 off the House-approved sum. Will the forces of common sense prevail again and keep this program relatively intact? Any American interested in his country's security ought to hope so. The men who vote for whopping cuts in foreign aid are toying with the national safety. By reducing the amount of help to Europe, they would inevitably diminish the continent's ability to resist Russian aggression. And any American military man who knows his business will be happy to testify any time on Europe's importance to our own defense. The legislator who wields the heavy axe is in effect betting that Russia is not going to make war in the near future. For the sake of making a showing against a President he is convinced has lost the country's favor, he is taking a risk. But does he realize how big the risk ? Recall all the comforting statements about Japan's intentions in the fall of 1951. The Japanese couldn't make war: they were weak economically, they had Continuance of RFC No Longer Justified A Senate subcommittee last February issued charges that the Reconstruction Finance Corporation had fallen prey to "an Influence ring with White House contacts." This sami group hits onc« again renewed those charges. The fact that a minority report written by two Republicans, Senators Capehart and Brlcker, appears largely motivated by politics does no! ob- K«r« the. fact that the majority report says flatly ' that the serious charges mane earlier this year have been "fully substantiated" In a series of new hearings. The majority report proposed a study of tht need for continuing the lending agency, estab- ! Itshed during a.^srlod oi.economte emergency. The. minority report calls flatly for the agency's abolition. We are loroed to agre« with the position of the latter. We have recognized before that the RFC ha* justified Its existence during the past. It «erved a laudable purpose durtngrthe last great depression. It proved a boon :t<T many small businesses and It aided the defense effort. But we believe that the purpose It ncn servea la nol. sufficiently Important to justify its continuance, particularly In the light of its serious shortcomings and of the distasteful aroma which has exuded from It. Direct lending by the government to Individuals or enterprises, as the Hoover Commission pointed out long ago, always holds "dangerous possibilities of waste and favoritism" and invites pressure upon the government which could result In corruption. That it has Invited corruption seems amply evident In Ihe light of the subcommittee's Investigations. If the RFC Is abolished, is It not likely that other adequate sources of credit for small businesses will arise? At any rate, the RFC not only has outlived its major usefulness, but. through it* actions, has virtually demanded its own abolition. —ATLANTA JOURNAL Aw, C'mon, Ike. Please Say Something! once over lightly- A. A. rredrlctuaa Economy Is wonderful stuff even if it apparently is as difficult •o practice as medicine without a license. It IE the stuff of which political dreams are made and if the government could Kro in on a little thrift it would be as soothing to Ihe taxpayer is, a captu)e of heroin to a nervous teen-ager. Jp '• * However, economy is a double- edge Mad: and cm cut painfully if the backswing is careless. I never thought I would shy away from any thoughts of thrift that got aired In our nation's legislative halls, but Peter Fdson's Washington Column — US. Cannot Afford to Relax Its 'Get Tough with Russia' Policy WASHINGTON (NEA>— Climax of the "Get Tough With Russia" policy .should come soon. On half B. dozen front 1 ;, relations between the United States and Soviet Russia seem headed for a showdown and new perspective. San Japanese peace treaty signing a t Francisco and cea.se fire negotiations a t Kaesong head the a secondary are Ameri- notiiicaLion.s on termination of "m os t favored Pe«r M*om nation" trade and tariff concessions to Iron Curtain countries. This relationship hai5 already been ended with Romania. It will take effect atjainst Soviet Russia on Dec. 23,. Poland Jan. 5 and Hungary the following July 5. Severance of trade relations with Czechoslovakia will be taken up in an international conference at Geneva, Switzerland, in September. Soviet- Russia XcclarRs this IP an act directed toward a further deterioration o f American-Russian relations. The Soviet cover nmmt tries to put (nil blame on the United State."-. President- Truman says he fill srnct another message to Nir.olnl Shvernik, Russia" titular president, trying to force lUs publication he- hind the Iron Curtain. This will be a follow-up on the first success ot forcing Russian distribution of the Congressional resolution which reaffirmed friendship ot the American people for the Russian people. Negotiations over the 5Pttlement he publication In Russia of a new English edition Moscow News, filled with words of peaceful intent, are belied by the bitter outpourings of antl-American hatred Rt the Soviet zone youth rally in Berlin. Cold War Will Probably Continue Anyone trying to make sense out of all these contradictions Is confronted again by ttie old Russian wrapped In mystery. A world grown weary and wiser by repeated Russian double crosses doubts that these developments mean Russia wants peace. They could mean that Russia Is muddying up the record In preparation for some new aggression. Play- Ing it safe, they probably mean that the cold war is to continue unabated. If this Ls the prospect, then the course of the United Slates should be clear. It is to continue the touph policy. Tills is no time to ease up in response to some faint hope, that the Communists have peaceful intentions. If the get- toiigh policy has brought to this point, more of the same •should move that point farther Here there enters the picture ol an American contradiction. On the one side Is a group of eight Republican Senators Issuing a report on the firing of General MacArthur They call for no appeasement ir Korea. They want the war carriec clear to the Yalu. They talk tough But other Congressmen and Senators. Democrats and Republican, alike, act soft. They propose to cu down the Voice of America. They propose to cut American economi aid for the countries resisting com mlinism. Some would even slo rio'.vn American defense prepara stretching the effort over of ^^vi^.., w - — - . Russia's long delinc-uent Lend Inncer period of time. Thus . account are resumed at Rus- Uhey sabotage the bulwarks sla'5 surprising request. This and 1 American anti-communist policy. B. Must Stay Tough The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D, Written for NEA Service Quite often letters are received bystander. •>uch as the one fro'm J.A.S, who writes, "I recently vras told I -had a heart murmur. Just what is this and how serious is it? What, should be done for .such an ailment?" Now thr-. e e questions can be answered beu by explaining just what a heart murmur is. The heart contain, 1 ; four chambers which are separated from each other by partitions or valves. Also there are valves which separate the heart chambers from the large 'nlood vessels Into which they empty. Thus the heart is said to have four sets of valves. When dec tors speak of a leaky heart or a heart murmur, therefore, they moan that the valves be tween the heart chambers—or between them and the large blooc vessels—rio not hold back the blood as well as they should. This produces a rush ins sound or murmur which can be heard when the doctor listens over the heart. Parents of children with leaky hearts (and adults too) are often Inclined to be badly frl?htenei about such a condition. They shoul not Jump to the conclusion, how-1 ever, that because the doctor has found a murmur that the victim is headed for an early grave. In many cases the heart can function well with & slight leak for many years without causing any serious effects. SOME ARE SERIOUS However, some murmurs are ser- louj. Complete, careful examination and study is necessary to find out whether the damage tn the there is a cost-cutting move afoofc that bids to fracture an innocent The U. B. Weather Bureau— which, though having been calle-d ne for all these years, least deserves the now-derogatory designation of bureau—has indicated that t may have to close. som« 87 of Is 450 stations if Congress sclssori 0 per cent off the forecasters' payroll appropriation. This strikes me as sort of nn unkind- cut at one of the handful of governmental outfits that ha* ogged along through these recent tempestous years, doing It* Job, minding Its own business and ncrt soiling its own nest. And now, because the Weather Bureau is likely to have a million less to operate on if Congress goei avowed way, the weatherman its Russia was forced to publish the ongreselonal resolution ot friend- ilp for the Soviet pepole because he Voice of America had been •earning; It constantly behind the irtaln. Economic alrf for countries lUide the curtain is intended to ulld up their own arms-making apacity. Slowing down U. S. de- ense would be suicidal. This Is no time for cutting back r easing off. This Is no time for ailing to do any of the things that ill help keep America tough, with ny necessary sacrifices in taxes r prices or wages or rents or profits i ?Ive America a sound economy- The United State.? doesn't have > retreat In any way to show Russia and to show the world that want* peace. As far back as 9«, the United Slates,offered Husia a broad conference to discuss red HA, R treaty of friendship, com- merce'and navigation, an exchange of aviation rights, expansion of rade, settlement of Lend Lease, world control of atomic energy and a sharing of its secrets. Russia turned them down. Instead of promoting trade between the .wo countries, Russia has wanted o buy only machinery to build up Its war potential, not consumer goods to raise the standard of living for its people. And Russia has wanted to sell only soft goods— luxuries like furs and caviar—instead of the metals of raw materials America could use io make more consumer goods for Russians. In the approaching showdown, RU5sla can have peace it she wants it. As President Truman points out in his letter to Congress, if the Soviet wants to make progress towards peace, she should quit flouting the authority of the United Nations, cease subversion and stop heart valves is progressing, how much damage has been done and how well the heart has adjusted to the difficulty. If the leak is progressing rapidly then, of course, the strain on the may find some senatorial nosei poked Into their meteorological maneuvers. Sen. Ferguson, Michigan Republican, \f, miffed at the idea «f closing 67 weather statloji*- and Sen. Knowtand, California H0 publican, says he plans to "lools Into" the bureau's reaction. Kind of antlcllmactic la fch« discovery that all this Impending ruckus is over a lousy million dollars, pretty low table stakes in this gam» of government. The Weather Bureau asked for $2.7 million and tht House okayed $26 million. Actually, f suppose, the weathermen ought to hang their heads a little. They have. Inadvertently I'm sure, admitted some kind of Inability fce keep up with the times by going on record that they can opera t* their business on a paltry $27 million. This wouldn't cover the tab for desks, typewriter ribbons and red tape for the average federal agency. A House committee has ap* and one must be ' proved $65 million for the thus-far caroful not to do more physical work or take more exercise than necessary. On the other hand, small leaks which are not progressing can be overcome fairly well and often cause little difficulty or restriction of activity, The mast important cause of valve troubles Is rheumatic fever, If the rheumatic fever has been mild arid further attacks do not develop to injure the heart more, the youngster—or adult—may carry on the usual actlviti&s, with the possible exception of the more strenuous sports. violating rich Is. fundamental human SO THEY SAY IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA SUlf Corrrspnmlr-nt We would welcome M\y genuine opportunity to reduce the level ot tension In the world—but we must always be alert against the balled hooks of phony propaganda.—Dean Acheson. iecrelary of State. « » • Today a false order of political bondage and economic oppression has been imposed upon hundreds of millions of people. These enemies , . . find justice, strargcly In the coercion, rather than the cntuent. of Ihe governed.—Tom C. Clark. Justice. Supreme Court. • • • Russian communism has little appeal in s Buddhist country. Communism makes little headway whrrr Ihe family Is a strong social unit- Walter Rutnam, director of Ceylon rubber goods company. * * • It K our prayer that with high courage and with tht support of our peoples (Atlantic Part nationsv and with the grace of God we shall not (ail to eliminate the Tear of the rcll-olock and slave camp.—Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. * * • Out,.-.d; of Mississippi, we're not giving »way anything im next years elections*.—Etn. Robert A raft ,R., o.) • • • We. Americans have entered an age of appall- lr,r alierr.ativfs. We are spending billions in piep- araticn to win a global war which we arc sprud- Inr other billions to prevent.-James S Kemper. chairman, Lumberman'! Mutual Casualty Co. By JAN'F. GHEFR (For Erskine .Inhmon, who Is on vacationl 1 HOLLYWOOD iNEAl Alter you j hsve been in Hollywood !or some ' time, if you're astute a! all. you : will [earn to discern whM I chco.se | to call "floating phrase:-.' I'm ^ure ; every industry has its <qiu\a^nt i in this fcmi of double t.'l'-:. but this ! type can only be found in Holiy- ' wood. 'This roie we are offe:in? yru is the chance ot a career It's a switch. It will open up a whole new field ! for you. 1 ' When a pror/.rer suns \ telliur you your talents hr.r been | wasted on ether, poorer rol^=. Inok [ out, ! "CK'n't worry, honfv '>:e rlircmr i will take care of that be rhati^d on the set all t.ike.' wines when your s-rrnt and point were really expert;. South's best | eight tricks, response is two diamonds instead [ of one spade. Then it would lake wild horses l/> stop North from bidding six diamonds — which Is f dummy's king. These are very weak defenses. If West leads the /ace of clubs, dummy discards a heart. Now South Ls ready to win a club contin- \iation in his own hand. If West slyly under!ends his ace of clubs, declarer still discards a heart from dummy to let the trick ride around to his king. The contract is made even if East has the lonp trumps. Suppose that East can then lead clubs. South can finesse the ten if a low club is led. The defenders can take two club t ricks f dum my wil I dis card two hearts) but no more. If East ruffs and leads the queen of clubs, South covers with the king- Even then the defenders can take only Uvo club tricks, since South's ten will then .stop the suit. If South beams by drawing three rounds of trumps he will soon find himself in hot water. West ruffs the third round of diamonds, after which the dummy is dead. Declar- | er is then lucky to win as many as theoretical Civil Defense Administration, which would be considerably less handy in a pinch than a full staff of forecasters to help k*ep the Air Force posted on what sort of weath Its fly-boys face. Comments of lay wiseacres notwithstanding, prognosticating the weather Ls.no snap and no job for untrained, underpaid help. A couple of years of hanging around Navy weather offices has convinced of that. Of course, it 1« th» senate: perogative- to proba the forecaster* if they think the cost of weather maps Is unreasonable. But I thinfc t orY they're fixing to pick on one of the only federal agencies with a self- written" clean bill of health. At least no one has had cause N» accuse the Weather Bureau of being Infiltrated with Communists and none of the forecasters is known to have accepted any fees or gilts: to make \ sunnny day cloudy. 75 Years Ago In Blythtville — George Wiedman and three sons. of Three Rivers, Mich., are visiting relatives here. Mrs. R, C. Dent and daughter, Wayne, of Caruthersville, and Mrs. Bowen Ehrman and sons, Tom and George, of St. Louis, are the guests of Mrs. G. W. Dillahunty. Henry Davis will go to Memphi tomorrow where he is to be in Mid-S™»'h Cotton Co-operative fice. Joe Dulaney'. formerly of here and now of Cincinnati, is here for a brief visit. i; applied to musical films. You can bet, without looking, that your , easily mane. best song and dance number is on Uu- cutting room finr.r. w, - >hout"t'he S nV4 an wa'flill*w t e h Te S t icd at <°" r ^ a<ta ^ uhen ne in ~ some nuKic. underneath the scene." , 'i.-ted on an answer I had one \ thousand violins won't produce: ready. Can you find the best was aJir roni this dead dos. and you ' <o P'*.v the hand at the ridiculous know It. The scene is. supposed to ; contract of_ four spades? Decide for flow and it hovers like a lead bal I pointed this out to Root with ireat gusio while I 'studied the hand to see how it should be play- I- will ALL Tr.io cure- o>; briiiv in it ?nm3 in- first • For Insl.inrc, In nnp nf m ! parl«; In pictures when 1 «^s t&. 1 vm* .ivsitrnctl a role thai ti.ul l>r.-n i nrHtru nrUlnaUy for .Marlrnc IJir- i Irirh. U rnulcln't have- «iirpru P( i nir mnrr than If I-ittlc F.va hid hrcn raM a* Simon Lcsrrr. hut llic i "clon'l worry" UTIP wnrkrd on nir | and I'm stirr it "ill bo n<rd .i^in. i "You \\rrn Jn:-l TOO ^ pi^ro hrV.pTiC If ^r !;« •cut ru* of I IIP piclut" r 1 1 c r r r , sr ', to n ." vou a r f i --n i::'nvr duntic 'iv 1 fl prf flrimf, v* '•'-cr' 1 i: I n?<.fr follow thr pliV 1 DI r. WHAT AN F.FFF.CT ' How do you like the EFFECT? Lon's at the mood." is pure alJbi. It i= >;:ed wlirn your face lonks. like a r.-IIcctinn in the Hall of Mirrors at C.-r/y Island. V u'vc been stretched nut of proportion, ynur fcrclirad looks like the hnoty al A taffy pull, your'rjfs ire .irr r;; slianfrt. «it'< Ih* cf? stand- ire nn one end. and tills guy talks ah.iul mi'o'l anil clfccl. If vr.ii lell mrn nhal kind of moot! it lias effected In you. lie screams. "Well. I Srr HOI,I.V Will II' in I'.TSt 1C WEST *J933 *J1043 « J 3 #A54 NORTH (D) * AK2 * A3 8 4KQ10765* + None EAST VKQ762 • 2 *QJ982 @ JACOBY ON BRIDGE "--in Br OSWALD .lACOBV -.''iiip' Written (or SEA Service hnp ~ .. i T- i , : ,ni. Even the Experts "•'- 1 -' Can Make Mistakes North I » 4* SOUTH 4Q1053 V5 » A93 + K10763 North-South vuL Ei.* Soutk 1* If Pass Pass Wc«t 2¥ Pass Opening lead—V J hf y d ' Ap- alhrr h;;h hv.f .-.n all dull 'ihr, 'Vi.ii ,ip,v to liehten Ihr ioid ' vvh' 1 ' do ycu H.T:^ t.-, ^,, c;vf Ihpm !oo much csver unnuiit 1 " ;:. the variation of the above which yourself before you read any farther. Dummy wins the first tri * with the ace of hearts So far, I'm sur* ; that everybody ajrces with my line; of play Thc-n dedaref*--.diaws two rounds of trumps—with the ace! • H v,v would you plas this hand?"! and the queen South thereupon \ ^',-rt ' :vy frirnd Bill R>^'. the 1 switches to diamrnd,-. and contin-j n-ir: Mnnu expert. ties thai suit until somebody ru'fs. fi•- "ii'Cd a-s sfincbrdy else.' [ As Ihe cards are shown. \Vest er ,i;r,l"" I ha? the Ions trumps. If he leads a Vr"- ivddir.g is so fm'asnc that; trump, dummy wins and continues ''.« hird to oelifve thai it leaily \ diamondj. If he leads a he?rt. ook place and that all the plavcrs i South tuffs and leads a trump to 12 Literary scraps 4 Domestic slave 16 Deity 17 Operated 19 Toward 20 Unites 21 Live 32 Within 26 Colleger official 27 Oceans 28 Television (ah.) 20 Tin (symbol) 30 Eye (Scot.) 31 Bllltcrlly 32 Mariner's tale 34 German king 37 Gaelic 38 Close 39 Lower regisfer (ab.) 40 Chooses 46 Preposition 47 Icfniled 49 It is found in the Mississippi valley SOWinglikeparl 51 Kegs 52 White poplar 53 Speck 54 Moist 55 Birds' homes 56 Mineral rock

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