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-PACK FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1949 THE BLYTHBVILUB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. ;. H. W HAINES, Publisher ;• JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bate National Ad»ertijing Representatives Wallao* Witmer Co- New York. Chicago. Detroit, • Atlanta, MemphU Published Every Afternoon Except SuncUj Entered a* second clan matter at the po*t- - oSlot at BlythevlUe, Arkaotaa. under act oi Cou. October 9. 1917. . ^^^ Member o« Tha Associated Prest SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city ot Blytheville ot any -rnburtaan town where carrier »ervlc« li -jala- :° talned. 30c per week, or 85o pel month ' By mall, wlthlr a radius ot 60 miles. 14.00 per : year $2.00 !or six months. 11.00 foi three months; by «nal) outf.de 50 milt tone tlO.OO per yeai payable In advance. ^Meditations a hiding place for Soviet spies—many limes Hie number of tlie whole UN delegation and secretariat. But the government has spies in the Communist Party, too. And they seem to do a good job of watching and reporting on Communist activities.. The FBI, we imagine, is alert to any spy danger in the UN. Senator Mimdt seems frightened, however. He seems to see the UN as an evil conspiracy, not as an organization working, however laboriously, for world peace. We hope that his fears and those of the committee will be allayed. In that case, perhaps, they will come to the sensible conclusion of dropping the whole idea of a UN investigation. Seems to Be a Poor Time to Make a Co 11 ~ (O* whom the world was not worthy:) they E. wintered .In deserts, and in mountains, and In •f dens and c»ves of the earth.—Hebrews 11:38. ~,1 • • • 'T We are valued either too highly or not high ~ enough; we are never taken at our real worth.— '''•~' Marie Ebner-Eschenbach. Barbs It is estimated this year's health tax in Britain ..will b« 208 millions higher than last year. It's enough to make them sick. » • » A special delivery stamp gives us a good tip: itlck and you'll get some place quicker. • • • A family budget Is what people straighten out every payday—so they'll have something to borrow - • from until next payday. * • * A Job shortage always changes some lazy loat- in into unfortunate victims. .... » . • A' toti ihoulder h»« upset many a one-armed - driver. Groundless Fears Basis Of Proposed UN Inquiry There may be some question about the authority of the United States Congress to investigate the United Nations. But that question is not in the mind of '£?• Sen. Karl Mimdt. The South Dnkotan V;"•:- has urged the House Un-American Activities Committee to look into the world organization. And he reports that the members' reaction is favorable. Three things about the UN seem to b« bothering Mr. Mundt. Government employes dismissed for security reasons are catching on with the UN "to a shocking extent," he finds. The UN also may ' be issuing "super-passports" thai have more authority than the ones our government issues. Further, he suspects that the UN headquarters at Lake Success may be a "hiding place for Soviet espionage agents and other undesir- . ablea." Senator Mundt does not say what ac' tion he desires if the House committee confirms his worst fears. Would Congress demand that the UN clean house, and order it from our shores if it didn't obey. Or what? Before the Un-American Activities people start any probe, it might be well if they sat down and considered calmly '•~ the causes of the senator's alarm. They pL^ might find, on reflection, that the charges are no cause for a case of ^national jitters. .... What is particularly shocking about : -. former government employes getting T:- jobs with the UN anyway? Their clis- '-- missals as bad security risks carry no charge of treason or other crime. But • they probably have trouble finding employment because of the stigma of their dismissal. If Senator Mundt would permit them to work at all, where is a safer place to put them than in the UN? Neither this country nor any other uses the UN as a repository for its secret documents. It does not discuss or disclose restricted information there. The UN, in some cases, is a place of international co-operation. In others, it is a place of . recrimination and mistrust. But. the big activity there is debate. The planning and strategy are done elsewhere. A dismissed government worker would scarcely pick the UN as a place lo loam much of value or to do their country much harm. The "super-passport'' accusation is rather vague. We had always supposed that UN passports were essentially diplomatic passports. If they are not, our authorities still have power to examine them. Our immigration laws still have power to regulate them. If the UN is usurping those powers the fact surely is evident without the fuss of a congressional investigation. Is the UN a hiding place for Soviet spies? Mr. Mundt suspects, but he does not know. We do not know. But there is one thing that the senator and every^ body else ought to know by now. ?•• Th« American Communist Party ii VIEWS OF OTHERS Job for Equalization Board Many of our schools need more revenue. The people oi Arkansas recognized that fact when they approved Amendment No. 40, last November. For this measure took the 18-mlll ceiling oft property taxes (or schools, mid empowered the boards to propose higher millage, which will be levied 11 approved by district voters. This new piece of school business comes before the people of the districts at the annual school elections next October. If higher mlllagcs are then adopted, they will be levied and collected next year. Many are fearful that In some cases the approved millage rates will hit properly owners hard. This is an obvious danger in districts where property owners are outnumbered by voters who own little or no real estate, The school people themselves have spoken of the risk, and advised prudence in the rates proposed. Meanwhile, something of a safeguard can be ereclcd. As you k.now, the school board will base the millage rate It submits on the assessed value of properly in the district. The lower assessment tolal, Ihe higher will be Ihe rale ask:id; and the higher Ihe assessments, the lower the rate. Right there the equalization boards can help. They meet during the last two weeks of August and the first two weeks of September, to iron out Inequalities In assessments. Whenever this Job Is well done, the assessment total will almost certainly be increased. If substantially so, the mill- age rate for next year can be correspondingly lower. That will be to the advantage of every property owner who turns in somewhere near a Just assessment. Many do not. Some are dodging out of assessing entirely, and the boards should see that they come up to the mark. If this isn't done, the honest man may have lo pay a much higher tax rale. The law says thai the boards "shall" raise or lower valuations to a point fair to all. But Dial's a mighly big job. ll is a bigger job than the boards can do without support and help. The chambers of commerce and other civic groups—farm groups, too—should give their encouragement and aid. The whole property tax now stays at home, because the state Is out of this levy. It all goes to the schools, the county and cities. So there is now every reason for just assessments. Let's each of us do his part. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. British Agreement With India Seen as Check on Communists The DOCTOR SAYS PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Brannan s Plan to Boost Farm Income To Be Simple-Like Income Tax Forms By Kdn'In I'. Jordan. M. I>. Written for NBA Service Wt.eti people speak of the "drug abit" they usually mean the dc- elopment ot a craving or exce.ssive cslre n tnke one of the substances erived from opium. Opium Is ob- ained from the Juice of a certain [Ind of poppy which is grown most- y In Pnr Eastern countries. Tins ubstancc. or those obtained from I, li:u been eaten, smoked, or In- lalcd for a great many years, In medicine, opium or its derivatives mnrphtnc and codeine, are a ble.=s:nt; because they reduce pain without causing unconsciousness The relief which morphine has brought to suffering humanity is incalculable. Ui'iorimialcly, these substances cannol be taken too long without lii? ui-.desiriible effects. Large! and liirscr amounts.become needei' In ordoi to produce the desired relief or irehr.? of wellteing. The craving of these drugs can become so gre,\! thai the person who becomes addicted sometimes commits crimp in orrkr to gel supplies of thi wanted drug. Symptoms Gradual Symptoms of (he opium or mor phine habit come on gradually. Fa month'! the health may be a liltl disturbed Once the habit is formec however the victim feels mentall deprwcu ami is likely to suffc from vaque symptoms in the sto mach c". 1 bowels whenever the ef feet of a close has worn off. The confirmed addict gencrall grows Mii3\ prematuredly gray, an elops a sallow, pasty complcxioi When rat under the influence < the drug, irritability and resiles: ness arc common. Sleep may be di. lurbed; appetite and digestion a upset. *1"!C (i-pjtnienl of drug addiclic Is di'ficult and takes a long tin It can be done successfully, as a rule nnly in on institution. Opium, morphine and other members nf this jrror.p are. and have been, of enor.uou.s benefit to humanity, but. they an; powerful drugs and should not be taken without professional By DcU'itt McKenzie AP Forclen Affairs Analyst Tl.e historic agreement whereby India can become a republic and still remair. « member of the Bri^ lish commonwealth of nation.^ without recognition of the king's sovereignly, constitutes one of the £trikin; developments of these amazing days in which we lie. By a simple Juggling of words this great commonwealth has been saved from the disastrous loss ot idia's membership ,and the IXK- ole withdrawal of other members tcr. Not only that, but the new immomvealth (which abandons le designation of "British") bids air to be far stronger than ever. Blow For Communism The weakening of the common- ealth ?i this crucial juncture In le cold-war between the Cornmun- Ihe anil-Communist WOCA WASHINGTON, (NBA) — It the class will pull up a chair and pay close attention, an attempt will be lade to explain the inexplicable, ecretory of Agriculture Charles P. Brannnn's new farm plan, that is. When this Branimn plan tormu- a is written into law, it is claimed hat it will be presented on one iage and will be easily undcrslnnd- .ble. That may be omething of an over-statement, though this iroblem may be no worse than figuring out A Governor to Keep an Eye On Income tax return 10-year average price for made. It's loo complicated. 1.25. Used an Basis for Calculations The This $18,200,000,000 is considered each commodity Is now multiplied the base below which the farmer's I by this price factor. /This gives the Income, should not be allowed to fall. This Is the stabilizing factor or the Brannan plan. It must now be translated into terms of 1949 or 1950 dollars, to reflect how much the farmer's costs have gone up over the past 10 years. To do this, the base income fig- iltiplicd by the "parity in- Gov. Kcrr Scott o[ North Carolina Is a slate executive who believes in making rcnl use of his appointing power. Just a month ago, he resisted all the appeals of professional politicians In his state for him to appoint them to a vacancy in the United Slates Senate. Gov. Scott's choice was the distinguished one of Prank Porter Graham, president of the University of North Carolina and one of the country's outstanding educators and progressive leaders. The North Carolina Governor has now made another appointment which breaks with political tradition. To his state's Board o[ Education he has named a Negro—the first such appointment tn North Carolina history. His choice is Dr. H. I,. Trigg, who earned a master's degree at Syracuse University, in New York, and now is president of St. Augustine College In Raleigh. Why did Gov. Scott appoint Dr. Trigg? Ho could not have had bcller reasons. Because his nominee was "wcll-rmalUied" and because "it was time the state recognized its Negro citizens and accord them a voice on stute boards." Kerr Scott is a Governor to watch. If he puts as much thought and independence into all his appointments as he has In these, the country Is going to hear more of him. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Incidentally, the present Aiken bill price-support formula takes three *nd a half pages of law to spell out, and plenty of people can't understand that. primary objective of the Brannan plan is to raise the average per capita farm income. For 1948. this average was $500. The first question is. how much is it to be raised and how do you figure how much to raise it for the year 51950? Here you have to delve into a few statistics. You begin with Bureau of Agricultural Economics figures on cash receipts from farm market- ings over the past 10-year period. They varied from SB.OOO.OOO.COO in 1939 lo $31.000,000,000 in 1048. The 10-year averane is $21,000.000,000. The purchasing power of the dollar was not the same throughout 1 this 10-ye.ir period, however. In terms of real purchasing power ol the farmer's dollar, this 10-year, ure is mil dex" figure, sin ted as a This parity hides Is percentage of prices paid by farmers for 'heir cost, of living and cost of farming operations, including seed, machinery. taxes and interest. The average of advice. • • • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will •ould have been a serious blow to le latler This would be especially rue as regards India, for this great of 300.000,030 people may asily become the key-stone of ths lefense of Bolshevism in Asia. As :: mutter of facl .it's a fair mess thai this aspect of the situ?— ion \v-is constantly in the minds »f 'lie London conferees. They scarcely could ignore thai angle in view of tho steam-roller offensive of lie Chinese Communist armies against Central and Southern Chi- India and China lie side by sido in the Asiatic theatre ill which th^ war of the isms may cventual.H oe dccideo. The change in the commonwealth relations perhaps couldn't have been achieved but for the estraordiary circumstance that Britain has no written constltullon to hamper the refraining. The constitution Just grew r.i through precedent. The saint' Is true in many laws, which nre ba«e:l on custom and common- sensc interpretation. Churchill Predicts Unity Tims freed from constitutional barriers, the commonwealth con- fere'ice in a few sessions figured out a way to get around the kingly sovereignty to which India object *a fiercely. As things now stand the king :s accepted "as a symbol of free association" of the independent members, "and as such, the head of the commonwealth." One can't pass on without referring ti Winston Churchill's comment on the commonwealth agreement He hailed it as a possible step towards merging the United States with a united Europe. He said such 193B-1B48 average farm income Is calculated to be $18.200.000.000. Nev- mlnd how this calculation 1939-48 is considered as 100, On that basis, the index loday stands at 144 per cent of the average. The base figure of $18.200.000.000 nniltinlied by 1.44 gives roughly $26.200.000.000. This is the "national income farm support standard." Under the Brannan plan, total cash receipts from farm marketings would not be allowed to fall below this slandard. in 1950 dollars. The problem now Is to convert these national totals Ir.'i average support prices for indivilldol commodities. The first step in this process is to determine what's called the "price support factor." This Is done by dividing! Ihe above calculated national larr ' '"" port standard by lhi_ averaize of cash receipts. In other words, divide $26.200.000.000 by S21,- OOO.OOO.OCO. The answer comes out support slandard price. Take a few Lypical examples. The 1940-49 average price for corn has been $1.17 per bll. Multiplying by the factor 1.25 gives the support standard price $1.46. The 10-year average wheat price is $1.50 per bu. Multiplying by the factor 1.25 gives the support price $1.88. No Effect on Wheat at Present This comparison illustrates how the Brannan plan would work, and how it would not work. Wheat and cotton market prices are now higher than the calculated support standard prices. So the Brannan plan would have no effect. The present price of corn, however, is 11 cents a bushel lower than the calculated support standard price of $1.46 a bushel. In this hy- polheltcal case, the difference would have to be paid for by the general taxpayer. Nobody has yet stuck his neck out far enough to estimate how answer one of the most frequently asked Questions in his column. THF T1OCTOR ANSWERS By Edwin P. Jordan. M. I>. Question: What causes a black iowel movement? Answer: The type of food eaten m income sup- j which ne actual 10-year ! mcnt much this plan would cost. The advantages claimed for the Brannan plan is that It would stabilize farm production, stabilize !arm purchasing power and get away from the present parity support price plan is now costing the govcrn- a lot of money. Other aspects of the Brannun plan will be reviewed In a subsequent issue. IN HOLLYWOOD By F.rskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NF.A1— Holly- Ledercr. [wood's best comedienne. Rosalind Russell, is making her first comedy \ in five years. "I really don't know how It hap- j I jiened," she told me. "I wanted lo I make only one dramatic picture. •Sister Kciiney.' as a change of pace. Then I got stuck in dramas up to I my knees. ••I thought 'Roughly Sneaking would be a comedy. But it turned out to be another 'Since You Went Away.'- 'Mourning Becomes Elec- was a mistake. 'The Velvet I Touch' was a good story but It | wasn't for me. I haven't made a. comedy far five years liul I've been Irjiiig lo make one ever since 'Sister Ken- Contracts, commitments a"tl llcllywood just sot in ttic way.' Roz is the only actress I know will marry Jack Hanley, heir to a British title and millions. Kx-wifey Rita Is doing all right. an association might bring to "a. h.ir?.sse(? and struggling humanity real security and freedom for heartM| and horns." It might seem somewhat strang* that. India should be the one to object to further recognition of the kind's sovereignty. Throughout their druas (such as certain Iron pre- I long rnien o! the British throne affects the nature of] India, with her hundreds ot Arab- he stool. Black or tarry-colored jtool, however, may reflect Ihe presence of blood, usually coming from he stomach or somewhere higher ,ip : n Ihe digestive tract. It is a =ymplom which should not.be ignored. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville April 30, 1034 Dick Tipton. son of Dr. and Mrs Paul L. Tipton. was elected presi' dent of the student council of the The proposed film biography of Mary Baker Eddy will have plenty of objections from the Christian Sdcnce Church, l-ocal Scientists assure me the whole idea is without official church approval. * * * Phil Harris and Alice Faye were' askrd to what they attributed their marital success. "Two things." said Phil. "Me and Alice." .Moving For Hcadspacc Birth pangs of television-. Ben GaKe'F television show had to move to a new studio with a reillnc higher than cipht feet. Den's six feet, six was interfering with overhead lights. if he draws the trumps first. Supoose. for example, that South win.; the opening lead of the queen of diamonds, then decides to picl: up the outstanding trumps and lean a heart toward dummy. He will not. make his contract because he will lose a heart, two clubs and a diamond. Af'et winnine the queen of diamonds with the ace, South should immediately lead a small heart. If West plays low. Ihe king should be played from dummy. When the king holds Ihe Irlck. the eight of spades is led to declarer's ace. and now the king a»d queen of spades are cashed, picking up the out,landing trumps. city high school for the next year. Miss Maxine Brigham was elected secretary. Mrs. Elton Kirby and Mrs. Max D. Miller played cards with members of the Wednesday club when Mrs. Harry Kirby entertained yesterday. Mrs. W. H. Minyard was presented a summer purse for high score award. John Caudill who attends the University of Missouri. Columbia, was elected secretary of the Beta Theta Phi fraternity for next year. Mrs. Gene Slill of Plymouth. N. C.. arrived last night for an extended visil with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Stevens and family. ian nighU princes, was Ihe scene ot a regal splendor rarely equalled ill lihvnry. The imperial durbars, with the bejeweled maharajahs and Iheir cap«risoned clcphant-s, were story book dreams. Probibly no other emperor hnd such homage paid to him as was tenderer, by these powerful rulers whose wealth was so vast they couldn't compute it. Even the emperor'? representative, the viceroy, maintained an atmosphere which was more regal than that in London. So lit given to wonder why India should be the one to refute re- Helicopters are now being used by aifheologi.sts in their hunt for ancieiu relics. cognition of regal sovereignty now. Still, having seen much of that country at first hand in the impcr- lil day;, I incline to the IhouRht yiat after all It may be in part because of those times that India shuns imperialism now. Ther° is no doubt that the prince.? loved the glitter of imperialism. So did m&iiy of the Indian aristocracy. But the blaze of the jewel* o-ily served to .spot-light the tragedy of hungry millions who forced a bare existence from the soil. Furthermore, the Indians are a liberty-loving people, and they are proud. They bow to nobody th(«^ days, since they won their Independence under such leaders as Prime Minister Nehru and the greal Gandhi, who was Nehru's friend and teacher. SO THEY SAY There are some of our own people who still Ihink that the Communists are the le[t wing ol the Socialist movement. They arc not. The Socialist movement was a movement for freedom In Us widest sense. tYom the polnl of view ot freedom, Communists arc on the extreme right, more reactionary than some ol the old tyrannies which we knew in the past.—British Prime Minister Clement Attlee. • * < If the atom bomb is the secret weapon by which we have prevented military aggression from the Kremlin, Ihc Russian secret weapon is the hope that a depression will develop in the U. S.—President Truman. « • » Our tie.5 with the U. S. arc morally and materially as strong as ihovigh we were a member of the Atlantic . Community.—Turkish Foreign Minister Necnicddm sadak. • • .» Don'l spit In the well. You may have lo drink water from II.—Soviet delegate Andrei Gromyko, opposing weakening ol lh« veto power in the UN. who Isn't screaming about reissues. Several of her comidies have made Hie theater rounds tor Ihe [second time and . . .' "It's amazing," she said. "I realize that a lot nf bobby-soxers have never seen me fall on my drrricrc. Now I get letters like: 'I just saw yon in your new pic- ]turc, "KIs Girl Friday" (a reissue). You were wonderful. I thought, you were just a dramatic actress." Takes a Dip TCoz's new comedy is "Tell It to | the Judge" with Bob Cummings I for Columbia. Among other thingj she falls inlo a lake fully dressed and Roes for a wild ride down a I mountainside on skiis. "Will you ever do another dia- | ma?'' Roz gave the question a hollow | laugh and said: "Let's put it this way. T'li do a good script—what ham won t?" Goofy publicity note: The Carrot Growers of America Just voted Spike Jones "Mr. Carrot Top of 1049." Tlirre'slalk again of Eleanor Powell making her IrcJinirolor ilebul in Ihc ME all-star finale for the Jane Powell film. "Nancy Goes to Bin." Anil Isn't M-C.-M lilkinc abnul Marearcl Truman again for a spol in Ihe same film? * A K Q J 104 V85 * A 83 + K 5 Toumnmont—Neither vul. South Wcsl North Kist 1* Pass INT 3 A Pass 3 N'. T 4 * Pi)>S P.1SS Opening—* Q Pass Judy Garland and director liusliy \ I Ollfflt Berkeley have kissed and made up alter - beautiful row . . . Beuy Blair was all for accepting Orson Welles' cabled offer to conic lo Italy for "Othello." Bui husband Gene Kelly would have none of it McKENNEY ON BRIDGE TIT William E. McKrnnrj America's Caril Aulborltj Wrltfrn for NEA Service Crafty Play Wins Feline Beast HORIZONTAL 1 Depicled animal 8 H is a beast 13 Inlcrslices 14 Unaccompanied 15 Food fish 16 Perfume 1 Melal 3 Son of Laius (myth.) 4 Negative reply 5 Nole in Guide's scalo R Satiate 7 Caterpillar hair 8 Distant FT ft A N ff C N P, p A O 11 <; 1 E A 1 r R ft i ^ s N e; s O A • P s T ? i t= r> i v n > A riT ^ Ft 1 S F? E A H N Tf ' 1. 1 E S P F fc -n U R IT b 1 1 =* C b s b ti i A < ' b = V o * ' = c L H 1 E E L U r E T E * 5, A 9 U T 5 E E R D S _ 26 Unclothed 18 Female rabbit sciolh measure 28 Unclosed Orson's llrsl ex-wife, VirginU \Vher to draw trumps immedl- ateiy ?.:id when nol to. Is a problem Uwt comes vip quite often In bridge. Today's hand looks like imple rni. to nlsiy. yet declarer Another heart is led at this poin wnich West will win with the ac but no matter what he docs r.ow he cannot prevent declarer from im'icim; thf contract. If lie leads Ihe jack of diamonds, dummy's king will win the trick and declarer can discird a losing diamond from his owi. hand on dummy's nuccn of hri»ri.i. A small club Is Ihon let! Iron dummy. East plays the queen, South covers with the king and Wes''s ace wins South must lose another club, bu t he mil" 1 -' lnc con - tr.K.I. l.-sing only two clubs and i one heart. 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