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PAOBVOU8 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COUNTER NEWS MONDAY, MAY 2, 1049 THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H, W HA1NE8. Publisher JAKES L. VERHOEFF Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdvertltUn Uanutr 8okt N»Uon»» AdTertitlng R*prwenUU»e«: WiUae* WItmer Co. New York. Chiogo, Detroit Published Ever; Afternoon Except Sunday Enured u second elu< mattei at the pott- eflice »t Blytbeville, Arkanss* under act at Con- gnu, October », 1917 __ Member ol The Associated Prtst SUBSCRIPTION 8? curler In th« city ol Blythertll* or tni tuburbM tow° "*«» carrier «rvtc» It jiiln. Ulned 30o per week, 01 85o pet man til By mall, withlr * radlui ol 50 mlle», $4.00 pel Ttar MOO lor six month* 11.00 for three months; by mall out'ide 60 mil* tone 110.00 per ye»i . pejrsAlt In advance. Meditations And one ih«ll My unto him, Wh»l »re these wounds In thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded In lh« hi>u»e ol my friends.—Zechariih 13:6. What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? The hearts bleed longest, and but heal to wear That which disfigures it.—Byron. th» feniui of Russian (dentists, our logical-minded friend may ask why this genius, growing in the ideal soil of communism, ha* not produced a bumper crop of inventions. Why didn't some of his Soviet comrades come forth with such things as radar, syUictic rubber, nylon, the jet plane and the atomic bomb? Even after all the propagandists' explanations, our Russian might be forgiven for wondering if there was some flaw in their picture of his best of all possible governments surrounded by the worst of all possible imperialistic aggression. Never Evaluate the Crop Until It's Harvested Barbs A lot ot jack went to the various ball parks on the opening days—Including Jack Frost. * * * There Is really not much difference between "h»s-bwru" and "|olni-to-be»." * * * The amateur goiters are out in force again- trying to jet the swing or tilings. * • * A Florid* mm died while livlns alone In 61 rooms. Just the right place for a family with one child. * * * . The simile "pretty as a picture" lost sonic of it» effectiveness wllh the development o[ modern .rt. Drop the Knife, Louie! Knife-aml-fork eating luis a bad effect on our molars, says a Canadian dental professor. When we cut our food in small pieces we only use our back teeth to chew. On the other hand, food stuffed in the face by the fingers permits gnaw- and gives the teeth and gums good exercise. Manners aside, we're surprised to learn that a hand-to-mouth existence is so healthful. Reciprocity A Washington dispatch says that the government is "just holding its own" as tax rebates come to equaling tax revenue. Well, turnabout is fair play. Now the government knows how the taxpayer feels. Western Powers Take Cautious Look at Moscow's Overtures Th. DOCTOR SAYS By Eduln P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NBA Service Nothing is more tragic than an I accident to a smalt child which 1 could have been prevented. About I 5000 children between 1 and 4 years I old are killed by accidents in the | United States each year. It may not ever be possible lo " VIEWS OF OTHERS Farmers and Savings Bonds I prevent "all of these accidents be- I cause so many different kinds arc I Involved. Tiie automobile Is re- I sponsiule for a great many — railroad trains and streetcars for a few more. Burns from playing with matches or upsetting hoi fluids I also account for a considerable number. Drowning, too, is a lead| ing cause of fatal accidents. Many accidental deaths can be I avoided by keeping poisonous substances out of the reach ol chil- I dren. Poison labels arc of little | value if they cannot lie read. Tails Common A considerable ninnbe. of deaths I among children result from fall- ng. Snnll children love to explore and so perhaps not all of these I could be prevented. However, care in keeping windows and screens locked and warning children against dangerous exploration could certainly prevent some. By I>c»Ht Mackenzie AP Foreign Affairs Analyst A further American-Russian conference in New York Friday over lifting the Berlin blocltade brought the unembellibhcd but pleasing announcement that Ihe talks "are^f proceeding satisfactorily." « This report was lakeu In Uniled Nations circles as a sisn that East and West were moving slowly towards nn agreement on this question. One is reminded that President Truman on Thursday expressed the belief that the Soviets were aciing in good faith in ncjiotlatlons lo lift the blockade. \Vc can accept this viewpoint of good faith without indulging in the wishful thinking which is a dangerous pastime Rt this stage in the cold war. It doesn't, and shouldn't, commit our hopes to anything more than appears on the surface. That is the lifting of the obnoxious and costly Soviet blockade, in exchange for thc raising of the allied counter- blockade, and a mectine of the long dormant four-power council of foreign ministers to consider the whole German question. We don't need to venture further in an effort to decide whether the Russians have some deep ulterior purpose in this oiler, such us scuttling tile formation of the German republic out (if Ihe three western zones. Even if there is such an ulterior purpose, \ve can content ourselves with this perfectly obvious Soviet Explanation of Scien Claims Is Best Invention of Soviet propagandists, who have hud claim to all those inventions on behalf of their countrymen, have at last invented something themselves. It is an explanation of why so many discoveries have been credited to non-Russians like Edison and the Wright brothers. The Navy publication Red Fleet explains it thus: "The struggle for priority in capilal- fct countries merges into a struggle to aacriba as many scientific discoveries as possible to the scholars of one's own nationality and race at the expense of other nationalities and races. The more rapacious and piratic the imperialism of the given country, the more insolent and crude is the 'spiritual expansion' of it* historians of science." There you have it,, neat as a matlie- • matical formula. False claims of achievement for a country's scientists are in direct proportion to the imperialistic ambitions of a country's government. Silly as that sounds, the propagandists must have thouught it necessary to come up with some story. For a lot of Russians probably have wondered how it was, even if their propagandists spoke the truth, that this wrong impression about electric lights and airplanes and such had been so persistent for so many years. Now it's all clear. The discrepancy fits right in with the west's pattern of "imperialism." Further, the western countries had been telling these imperialistic lies for a couple of hundred years. But it may be that a few of the more logical-minded Russians are still wondering as they read the honor roll of their unsung inventors. There was the remarkable Lomonossov, for instance, According to Soviet propaganda, he discovered the secrets of atomic energy and cosmic rays and also made a clockwork model of a helicopter back in the 1750s. It was Ivan Polzunov, not James Watt, who invented the steam engine. Russians gave the world the caterpillar tractor before 1850, and several types of tractor motors in the second half of the 19th century. One Ladygin beat Edison to the electric light by six years. A. S. Popov was sending and receiving radio messages before Marconi. And so on. Reading these claims and perhaps believing them, the logical-minded Russian must wonder why it was that other countries not only took these discoveries but also developed them. Czsrist Russia, he knows, was bad. But how could this scientific progress have flourished in the monarcho-monopoly capitalist countries, which he knows were just as bad? And why is it that none of these •wonderful Russian achievements were made after the resolution? Assuming Snys Dean W. I. Myers of Cornell, chairman of National Agricultural Savings Bonds Committee; I "A financial reserve in U. S. Savings Bonds I: • Just as important a part of a well managed farm or ranch business as is land, livestock, and machinery." Realizing the importance of a farm financial backlog, the Treasury Department, in singing its Spring "Opportunity Drive.. — May 18 through June 30—will lay heavy stress on that, "rainy day" savings which will mean so much to American farmers. City folks are, ot course, invited to join other Americans who already own 47 billion dollars' worth of Savings Bonds. First reason for the campaign is our national debt. The Treasury reminds that the widest posslbile distribution of the debt is the responsibility of all of us. More individuals owning Savings Bonds means a belter balance of our national debt. And don't forget that as the debt shuts Irora banks to persons billions of dollars of interest go into American homes. Let's take ft brief look at the buying power of farmers purchasing say a $1,000 bond at cash price of $150—in terms of their products: In 1930 it took sixty 200-pound hogs lo buy a bond at $15O— lortay W hogs will buy one. In that same year 1,000-pound cattle to the number of 10 bought a bond—today four will bring $750. Sixteen bales of cotton bought a bond in 1039—todny five bales will bring home the safest investment in the world. No, we haven't forgotten that it costs more to raise such crops. Nor have we forgotten that the farm income during the last two or three yeara has been the largest since Heck was a pup. As to the security the farmer feels with a fat package of Savings Bonds in the bank—well, the beetles, the bugs, Ihe rain, and the cold can't reach 'em. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT PETER EDSOHS Washington News Notebook Brannan Proposes to Help Small Farm Owner Without Plow-Under Programs WASHINGTON — <NEA\ — Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation now hns n hand vast quantities of surplus lotntocs, dried eggs and dried milk. I has bought these surpluses as cquircd by the Aiken-Hope farm lill of 1!M8. The purpose was to ..upport the price of current farm production. CCC is probably stuck vith these surpluses. Noborty wants ,o buy them at any price. Being perishables, Ihe eggs milk, In particular, have to be dried—at extra cost—to preserve Lhcnl for n year or 18 mouths. But eventually they will have to be made nto fertilizer or dumped in the tcean. The loss to the Kovcrnmcn may reach half a billion dollars That is only the beginning. A great big surplus of pork building up. Under the law, CCC will have to step in and buy this surplus so ns to keep the price of pigs from talUiiK below the support level. Some S75.onO.000 has already been set aside for this pork buying. CCC can buy either hogs or finished ham. bacon, sausage and lard. Whatever it buys it must keep. That menus either looking for tremen- old food stamp plan of depression days. That would permit surplus groceries to he sold to poorer below open market prices. Cost of such a stamp plan todny has been estl- naled at around 52.000,000,000 a year. The fanners would get half of this. Wholesalers and retailers would get half. Brannan Proposes Alternative All alternative to this is Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan's controversial new farm plan. It would introduce a "production payment"—which is a polite name for a farm subsidy. It is proposed as a substitute for the present Aikcn- Hopc slidtng-scnle. parity-price sup- products—whole chickens, hoes. On the principal perishable farm This picture of accidental deaths I in children does not give the whole I story by any means. There are many more tiny youngsters who are seriously injured by the same kinds of accidents. Among older children accidents are ulso common, although caution develops with age. Careful parents will guard in every possible way against mishaps which can produce death or injury to their children. Certainly a little more care in driving automobiles where children play and the use of other methods which may prevent serious accidental Injury would be tremendous help in the campaign. With the Ri-cnl decrease in deaths and illness from the diseases which used to be common among children, such as smallpox, diphtheria, scarlet fever, and typhoid fever, accidents have zoomed to practically the lop of the list as a killer of youth. port plan. Secretary Brannan had his ex- eggs, farm cattle and lambs—the story is somewhat different. The Brannan plan would apply its production payments to maintain full production and lo let consumers have the benefit of the lowest possible free market price. Proponents Claim Many Advantages It is claimed that by this plan, farmers won't be forced to sell when prices begin to fall. This will contribute to a more stable market. It also contribute to higher- perls have as yet made no estimates of what their plan would cost. They think it would be less lhan Ihe present parity price support scheme. They think it would do a lot of other Rood things, too. The idea now is to let Ihe farmers keep on producing and to let the market price seek Us natural level. Then give the farmers their production payment to represent the difference between the market quality production. It Is also claimed that by creating a support standard minimum price on meat animals, the Brannan plan will contribute to the conversion of U.S agriculture from a cotton and grain economy lo grass. This is considered essential In long-range farm planning for U'< reasons', it promotes soil conscrva. tion. and it raises living stand ards by producing more protein foods and less starches and fats. The Brannan plan would retain the present law's provisions o: dons feed pens and buying feed, or price and a calculnled, 10-yearju'- Good Sense in the Building Trades Self-reslraint and a shrewd appraisal of Ihe general economic siluntion arc reflected in the decision of three AFL building trades unions— Ihe carpenters, cement finishers and operating engineers—lo seek no wage Increases at this time. Nine other construction crnfls arc said to have come to the same conclusion. So far. only three—laborers, iron workers and construction chauffeurs—have asked for higher rates. Building costs are so inflated that the current boom is not ot sufficient magnitude lo meet the demand for housing. It would be tragic if it were to collapse because costs were allowed to rise even higher. Apparently, the AFL, unionists realize this and arc slicking lo present pay scales as a conlrlbution to stabilizing the Duilrt- Ing Industry 1 . If they succeed in Ihis nurt if contractors share the benefits of declining material costs with tlieir clients, there should be plenty of building activity for some years to come. This would mean continued employment for those in Ihe building trades. Certainly a steady Job Is worth more than a raise which might, In short order, mean no Job at all. -ST.LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. else renting more cold storage space mt is available. Pork doesn't keep very well, either, so most of it may eventually be dumped. It should create not only a great smell. >llt, n scream and a scandal. Instead of plowing under little, pigs t would plow under pork chops. These two predicaments point lo the immediate need for revising he present farm legislation and stopping all . such nonsense. One suggcslion has been lo revive thc eraoe "support standard price." It would be a conlrollcd, production price floor. This new plan will work a good bid like, the present parily price svstcm on non-perishables like cotton, wheat and corn. They can be stored, and It is considered a good idea to have large surplus carrv-overs. Tills Insures adequate supplies tor war or other emergencies, or when there Is a crop failure like the 1947 corn crop. i K. l i i s~\\ 1 \ /\ i //~\/~\r"\ Kv Krskfne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD NEA su[ f comp^o* HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — What with "Thc Babe Ruth Story," "Take Me Oui To Thc Ball Game," "The StratLon Slory' siul uo\V the forthcoming lilui about Ihe Bill Vccck'6 nine lii tie Indians and how Ih3> fiew Into a world's disunions. hi| team. Hollywood seems to have , the Griowyn production, "The Bcvt Years of Our Lives" and walked oft with l\\<j Academy Awards, the first actor t;i cop a deuce for one pic- | lure. The story of his comeback. is. as mentioned above, inspiring, llul his rct-ilal of the financial slicnanlsans he underwent at Ihe marketing agreements and produc tion quoins. If two-thirds of th farmers vote for it. acreage an other limitations may be impose Such limits are now in effect o tobacco and peanuts. When produc tion limits are now in effect o price support program is r.ccessa The Brannan plan would als inlroduce another quota faclor. would limit its support standard the farmer's first 1800 "comparatis units" of production. A compara ivc unit of 10 bushels of corn. 7 I bushels of wheat. 50 pounds of I cotton or an equivalent. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to iswer individual questions from aders. However, each day he will iswer one of Ihe most frequently sked questions in his column. explanalion: Hluckailc Hackfircs A The Russian blockade hns fallen, of its purpose because of the allied air-lift. It is hurting ils instigators more than it is the Westorn powers. Moreover, Western Europe is rapidly recovering strength. The. Communist offensive has bogged down. The democracies have nothing to lose, and perhaps have something in gain, negotiating on the Moscow proposal. The crucial moment will arrive if and when the blockade is lifted and the major question on the unification and joint control of nil Germany comes under consideration. Diplomatic officials in Washington say great difficulties face a conference nn these problems. The consensus is that unless Russia changes its current policies, an accord can't be reached. Secretary of Slate Acheson hn.i pledged his word that America will do everything she can. if negotiations are resumed, to effect a German settlement Hint Is fair lo all. There will be no bargaining away of the rights of Germans, or of the rest of Europe. He told Ihe annual QUESTION: Is there any drug! dinner of Ihe American NewspapejA hich can be taken lo reduce the Association in New York that th*' lighs and lees? | United States wants to see an inteANSWER: Sony. I do not know ] grated German people, or as large a part of them as possible, qualify for n place in "a new common structure of the free peoples of Europe." Allies lo Stand Tat In olher words, the Western Al- thpir determina- new German gov- f any drug that would help :iis w : ay at all. 15 Years Ago In Btythevillt lies stand pat From the files of 25 years ago: , Hml to creslie , Ross Hughes was guest of honor t a slag supper and party at the Chickasaw Club Tuesday night, at- «nded by two score of Mr. Hughes riemls who gathered to help him ;ay goodbye to bachelorhood. En- .ertainmcnt was furnished by Hawaiian singers and dancers from the Gem Theater, through the =ourtesty of Jimmy Boyd. The Wilson and Shawnee school districts of this county will each receive substantial assistance in Federal Relief Funds for the employment of teachers, according to doin? some pectins in diamond miucs. Speaknij! of "The Stratton Story." the fihr.'.s advertisements all stress Ihe love rncle (don't they always?). but fins will recognize the opus a.s one of the bM bn.seball movte-s made. It looks like a natural hall or what hr rccounls is true, people may think r ^.ith «nn servicemen lead R glamorous life. SO THEY SAY I'm surprised to hear so many members 10! tlie House) say we're scuttling and sinking Ihe Navy. If we are, they re laking more than five billion dollars down to Davey Jones' Locker witn them. —Rep. Albert J. Engel <R> of Michigan, answering charges that appropriations for naval aircraft were insufficient. • • • The 81st Congress is In Us infancy and has a long time to live. It will be judged in Ihe end on who was responsible for ils achievements and who was responsible lor Its failures.—Sen. J. Howard UcGrath lU) ol Rhode Island, nrs' olflrc linvs Is something less lhan thai. They seem to have given him thc business—If only recounts Tliev started Russell off with $500 a week After his outstanding P er ~ foiu-.anrr the contract juggling sMr:;-! shd when the merry-30- vound .'lowed down, the veteran fotimi'elf with ;i peanutty S120 a work r.nd a commitment for 'letso'laS appearances that forced him io'cive up his plan to return Danny Thoum chuckle: "Al Jol-' !o (0 ' vc ' m has- the create.-.! Insurance I X,!KV ever written. If McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Hold-Up Play Can Cinch Doubtful Bid At the last meeting of War Orphans Scolarships. Inc.. I was glad to welcome Rear Adm. Hobcrt L Dcnnison. naval aide to the President, as one of thc newest members of our board of directors. Some the whole hand. You can see that in order to make the contract, you have to bring in the diamond suit. In case the diamond finesse losses to East, you should try to exhausl his hnncf of spades, so West must be allowed to hold the first trick. West should continue with the ten of spades. Declarer will win his with thc queen, and now he hould take [he diamond finesse. When the jack loses In the king of diamonds, East has no more spades, and has to shift to a heart or a club. If he shifts to » club, rtec- arer must not risk the club finesse. nit must play the ace. Now he assured of five diamonds, one club, two hearts and one spade for his contract. eminent which they hope will Include the Soviet zone, but in any event will comprise the three Western parts. Russia's cooperation Is earnestly desired but she will not be permitted to interfere with the creation of the new Germany. The Western Allies are proceeding with their eyes fully open. Assisting Secretary of State John E. Peurifoy summed the situation up In a speech in Farmville, N. c., when he declared that Soviet feelers for ending the Berlin crisis provide no evidence of any basic change in Russia's attitude towards the cold war. He said he thought, most people are going to approach this latest effort with caution ami won't be deceived if the effort isn't a real interest in furthering world peace. As I have emphasized in previous columns, of one tiling we may be dead sure: The world revolution for the establishment of Communism will p,o on until either it succeeds or is smashed. an announcement at Little I^oc'jta yesterday. Floyd Sharp, acting ax* director of P.E.R.A. in the absence from the state of W. R. Dyess. announced thai the Wilson Schools will receive S2.783.90 and Shawnce school 52,145,000. Flat Fish think that top-ranking lead n glamorous life, but from my association with them. ever - 'h<: box oilier, and if it clicks > pvedirlre!. it will go a lone way | >ward killinc I lie old Hollywood ; >r.«t!lulioii that "a baseball pic- j ure ntvcr martf :u-.v money." j "Victory in My Hands" should be j in in.<i>ir':.lion U> disabled veterans 1 —a.'.d a face-reddencr for certain Holiyu-ocd gentry. ( l;>y Competition I iskc-.l Rhelley Winters about h<-r (lutes \utli Robert Stack, the bis outdoors and skeet shooting i-ha:rpuiM Said Shelley: "To tell yon h'i: i.srly. I was so busy tossinj <h»y pigeons we never had a B,ltv Grable i.< c.atcful to Tony j chance' lo get really acquainted.- leader tor giving hoi a to prove she can irally act without dcpendir.f on Ir^-chimor. She ap- pparrd a.s a hard-boiled murderess en Loader's "Suspense" airshow. Ills Own Story he should die. they bury Linv Parks." 'Th? Oiren Promise" is dome aiocko'il business around Ihe country, thank to '.hat Houston ballyhoo i art 1 !tr.e performance.'' by Bob •. Wr.'.tcr Bvcnnan and Marie Chapnunl. *K9S *KQ5 V A64 » J62 * A Q 4 3 Rubber—Neither vul. South West North F.isl I * 1 * 2 * 1>ass 2N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Opening—*J * T<- ixi 1 Kimul " bv Nordoff and , T find hat the farther up Ihe lad I. pn.c,icd in on producer S,l „„ n,ey go. the harder they production If yor want some inspiring rcad- i2, curl up with Harold Russell's "Victors in My Hands." recentlv piibi->K"i by CifMtive Press, Rus- .'-cll. you'l: rrincmber. is the war veterw who los t both hands when a two-pound charge of TNT, 1:1 which he Wiis inserting a detonator, Alter tne war he was starred ill I Hall . , Lessor's production schedule. II -•> the *torj ol war's aftermath on Paci'lc paradise. Mar\ ricVfurd's plans for film nromirtlon in Italy are oft because "f her crowing interest i" (division. Buddy Refers alrc.icl.v ha.s his own slmw. * » • Aton ll.ile spotted Sonja Heuii There w'as a time \\hcn I coulc cct a chance to piny a hand o two of bridge with thc admira but now all we find time tor is little discussion about certain p!a> We ' were discussing thc hold-v ulav the other day. and bore a very good example of that pi in loday's hand. If you were the declarer, wh would you do on the opcnlngje of thc HORIZONTAL 1 Dcpicled flalfish 4 Leers 9 Color 12 Auslralian ostrich 13 Irish novelist 14 Malt beverage 7 c.a 1;| Sliced 8 Observed 16 Got up 9 Uncooked VERTICAL 1 Determine 2 Entertained 3 Except 4 Persian poet 5 Pierce with horns fi Booty yze 17 Ex is led IBParl of "be" 19 Feign 21 Palm lily 22 Distribute, as cards 24 Pitcjier 26 Icelandic myths 27 Discharge 28 Tone E (music) 29 Half an em 30 Preposition 31 Niton (symbol) 32 Treland 34 Dispatched 37 Employs 38.Grcat Lake 39 Artificial language 40 Journeys 46 Parent 47 Exclamation 49 Over 50 Art (Latin) 51 Vegetable 52 Allots 53 Fish eggs 54 Fairy 55 Brain passages 56 Ausmcal \OClick beetle 11 Wish for 19 Most evident 35 Hunter 20 Prelections 3(5 Annoyed 41 Branches 15 Season of year 42 Encourage 32 It is a native 4.1 Ballot to ,13 Map line •M Always 45 Smaller quantily 4fU.oul SO Con^tella ju