The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 30, 1949 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 30, 1949
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' FAd TAMC.T COITRIEB THE BLVTUEVILLB COUBDEB NEWS THC COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. UAZNES, Publisher JAMES U VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adv«rlUln« Uana«er Bol» N»(lon«J Advertising Representative: Wallice Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered aa aecond clau nutter at the poet* offic* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Cen- tres*, October 9, 1917. Member of Tli« Associated Fre&f SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to th« cily of Blytheville or anj uburban town where carrier service fe maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radii'is of 50 miles, »4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three- monthj; bjr mail outside 50 mile zone. »10.00 per J'«ax payable In advance. Meditations Look unto (he heaven*, and tff; and behold the eloudt which are hicher than thou. — Job 35:5. • • * Those clouds are angels' robes.— That lierj vest Is paved with smiling faces. —Charles Kingelsy. Barbs An Indiana track star has a. dad who was * great runner In his day. Just, a iprinter ofl Hie eld block! • * • The pe4 bird that died of hlccouzhi In an Ohio town ma; have been one of those nljht owls. » * + There's a report that women's hats are to be taller. Is there any hope of the higher the fewer? * * * An Illinois millionaire displayed remarkable ewnlneM while being robbed. Perhaps he's used to feeing stuck op. t * * A cow was uninjured when a train brushed her off the track. Is she now giving skimmed milk? School Budget Reflects Care, Wisdom in Planning x School patrons in Blytlievilte and the urea served by the city's school system on September 27 are to have an opportunity to voice their approval of the much - needed improvement program which is designed to give the district m start toward a modern high school plant. The budget, which was submitted this week, calls for a financial outlay of _ 1814,316, of which ?'I50,000 would be -provided through a bond issue, which • must be approved by the electorate be. fore the bonds can be issued. While the figure may seem large in view of the budgets of other years which have been for operating expenses only, it appears that members of the. school board have been conservative in their • planning and wise in their decision to make the new high school plant a longtime project to be constructed as rapidly »s finances permit. A 30-mill school levy was recommended by the directors to provide the funds needed during the 1950-51 school term to finance the operating costs, phis the bond and interest requirements on the bonded indebtedness of the district. That figure may seem large to some who are extremely tax conscious but i really it i s only two mills more than the . totals collected during the past two years _ when the usual 18-mill levy was siip- ; plemented by a voluntary 10-mill tax 1 to make the total levy 28 mills. Prior to approval by the voters last November of Amendment No. 40 to the State Constitution not more than 18 mills could be levied and collected except through the willingness of friends of the public school system to go the second mile in the interest of education and pay a voluntary tax. Larger districts throughout the state are to have tax rates of around 30 nulls for the next tax year, according to reports dealing with budgets which are being submitted by the district direc- • tors. Joncsboro is going a step further . and asking for a 35-mill levy to give that cily the schools which is planners believe to be needed. The planning by the Blytheville board fits logically into the steps which have been taken by Herbert Shippen, Mississippi County assessor, who is working in co-oeration with the State Tax Commission, to inaugurate a more adequate assessment program. Certainly the 30-mill school levy for Blytheville, plus a gradual increase in assessments, which is the goal of the assessor and those working with him, should make it possible for Blytheville to have within the next few years the school system that & city of this si?.* should have. Anything less hardly could be called adequate. Taxpayer* in yeii«r»l, \v« believt, wiU w«leomo th« opportunity on September 27 to approve th« 30-mill levy recommended for Ui« Blytheville school district. JTOT 80, Credit Toft With an Assist Th« "big three" in the steel industry acted wisely in finally accepting; President TrumWg plan to create a special fact-finding board to study the dispute over contract terms with th» CIO'* United Steel Worker*. The lop firms had held out on th« ground that the proposal represented an attempt by the President to by-pas* fact-finding machinery called for by th« Taft-Hartley law. But this position looked pretty weak after Senator Taft, a sponsor of that controversial law, declared that he believes Mr. Truman lias the power to »et up a special board. Whether or not the President may hav« had political considerations in mind when he avoided use of Taft-Hartley, the steel companies owed it to the public to go along with any fair proposal that would avert a serious strike in a time of receding business activity. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Sickle and the Scythe It Is one thing to lalk about the "economic d«- velopment of backward countries." It u another thing to Introduce to the Indian peasant, who atUJ threshes hU rk* by hand, a simple little gadget of galvanized Iron and a few nails, which the Japane*e peasant has found greatly increase* the speed ot threshing. Yet thl* ia one of the many practical service* being performed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. The results would startle urbanized and mechanized Americans, Norrl* E. Dodd. the director general of FAO and himself an American farmer who started from scratch, knows that a simple, practical appliance Is worth a trucklcwd of blueprints. In an Interview from Geneva reportedly tli* New York Times, he is Quoted u saying: What people need to realize Is that you don't start with vast, expensive projects of mechanization. If we could bring hall Hie world from the era of the sickle to "the era of the scythe, we would have moved ahead 100 yeara In one jump. He has found, In touting the world for FAO, that the diplomats and officials oi agriculture ministries talk In terms of hundreds of millions of dollars for "economic development," without ever getting down to talk to the farmers and peasants themselves. Not so Mr. Dotld. For only by firsthand knowledge ol their problems and immediate improvement of their methods can me necessary base for mechanization be laid. This is Point Four at the grass roots. And It l« already going on under UN auspices. Vast Increases In food production may be expected irom these improvements. What is most needed is trained personnel to train other persons to adopt simple technical processes that require nothing more than local materials and local labor to produce. This has be«n a chief source of strength to communism In Asia. Moscow-trained native agents who know Intimaley the needs of the peasant masses have taught them improved methods adapted 10 their primitive state—and the results nave meant far more to the peasant than all the dazzling promises of a Hollywood civilization, it nan been wryly said that the United States would have done better to ship huge numbers of wheelbarrows to Nationalist China than the military planes which were largely useless against the sort of peasant-based warfare waged by the Communists. Native governments whose sympathies arc far removed from the peasant's lot need to learn the same lesson, as the example of China again proves. American dollars for grandiose project* should be less Important to them than American —or UN—experts to teach them now to make the good earth yield more abundantly tor th» rice bowls of Asia. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Gen. Voughan's Obession If MaJ. Gen. Harry Vaughan, the Presidents military aide, is as inept about things military as he is in handling the press, he should be demoted by Just seven ranks and six grades. When reporters met Vaughan upon his return from a vacation, one thing they wanted to know about was his relations with James V. Hunt, one ol those I-can-get-it-Ior-jou-wholesale lobbyists for business men seeking Government contracts. Hunt, called Vaughan a 'dearest friend." Instead ol rejecting Hunt's description, or even evading questions, Vaughan forthrightly offered to punch a photographer in the nose, On second thought, the Oeneral thundered that reporter* should remember he was the Presidents aide, and they "might want favors at the White House 1" Under the circumstances this could hardly be »et down as a deft reference to patronage. A wiser man in Vaughan's predicament migtit have tried to avoid any mention of favors or favoritism, but all Vaughan proved was that he has a one- track mind. 5T. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY The Congress Is .iquabbllng over party mntteri and trying to embarrass each other Instead ol attending to the interests »nd wclUrt of the people as they were elected to do. It Is disgusting to have 8 do-nothing Congress. It Is ruining American statesmanship.—Dr. Frauds E. Townsend, •uthor of tht Townwnd Plan. The Banyan Tree *J Washington News Notebook FDR, Jr., Gets Most Unusual Mail; Major Pick Lands in the Doghouse WASHINGTON (NEA1 — New York Congressman Franklin D. Roosevelt. Jr.. can lay claim to the most ii'uisnal batch of mail received by any legislator on Capitol Hill. While It's usual for congressmen to be swamped by appeals to vote lor this or that bill, young Roosevelt has been swamped by olfers of marriage. The deluge begun right after his divorce by Ethel DuPont, and it hasn't let up. Whn'x Ocinna Pay the Hills Add to tile mystery over Piesl- timorc. Md.-roughly 200 miles, shooting war will be vastly greater Ihey carnen the inspection party j than any cold war. Whether or not the United states wins this oold aid to be entirely depend- Ihe strength of economic from tlie airport to the dam site, then b: j .'.k to the airport where the general bomlcd his plane for the return flight. The three Army staff cars were then driven back to Baltimore, empty. An Oneonta taxi company said it wouln have been slad to furnish this service for S10. Two ye"is ago. when he was still district nii-.inccr in the Missouri Valley, the then Colonel Pick was dent Truman's secret conference j similariy critic^d^emMnl s Mt on British participation in atomic ' cal , s on ,„„„ tl . ips lo meei mm at niri sorts. oomb production this further qnesLion: Who will pay the bills? With the Briiish government in admitted financial straits, it is difficult to see where the money can be raised tn duplicate the 'billion-dollar Oak Ridge. Hnnlord or Las Alamos plants, and to buy the uranium ore for processing. Via Government T.ixi MaJ.-Gen. Lewis A. Pick, chief of j lo contribute all this foreign aid. Ihe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, j a lc hard to answer. The Lsolation- ,s in the dog house again for send- | j s t s W .), D hold that the United States :ng government staff cars on long | cnll ra j 5 . without any internation- drives just to give him fancy taxi i ^ co-operation whai.socver, just •service befitting his rank when cal; ' t be talked lo, because they U. S. Is Still al War Ti-yinc to figure the motives of tisreismer, optx>sed lo European ; 'Denverr the North Atlantic Pact .inci the military assistance proeram has been diflicult for officials in charge of those prognms. Sincere [ advocates or economy, who believe ! ihat the United States can't afford he steps off his plane. Recently the general inspected a new daiii at Oneonta N. Y. He flew to the site with his staff in a special DC-3 transport. The party was met on arrival by three staff cars. They won't listen to any reasoning Best. :u'!Uimer-t presented against both ihese groups thus far Is that the United States is still at war—the cold war. If the United States loses this cold war, it may become in- war ent and military forces built up In western Europe in the next few years, Mirtrtle-Braikei Housing There's still one more piece of nousing legislation (he Truman administration would like to get through. It's a bill to provide housing aids lor the middle-income groups. The housing bill just passed is intended to improve housing conditions for some 810.003 low-income families, as well as to. clear many slums. The nex t step is lo do something for families ill the S2500-to-34000-a-year income group. Labor unions are particularly interested in the welfare of this group. What they want are direct loans for single family housing de- ve'.opment.s, organized as co-opera- live.s and made eligible for 100 per cent government financing of 40 to b'0-year terms at 2H per cent interest, where private financing is not available. No action is expected on .such legislation at this, session, although several such bills have been Introduced. They will still be on the calendar for consideration by Congress next year. Modern Communism Differs Greatly From Original Aims The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M-B- Written for NEA Service North America has suffered repeatedly in the past from yellow fever (also called yellow jack) which was brought -In from the West Indies by ships. Between 1668 and 1821 there were about 20 epidemics in Philadelphia, 25 in New York, eight in Boston and seven In Baltimore. In 1193 an epidemic in Philadelphia took 4044 lives and 3900 more in 1803. In 1803 there was an epidemic in New York with 608 deaths. In recent years yellow fever has apparently existed only In South America, Africa and Panama east Canal Zone. This terrible has been cast out of our of the disease continent because it was learned that It is carried by a mosquito. Dr. Carlos Finlay, a Cuban, in 1881 wns the first to announce the theory that the mosquito spread yellow fever. By 1900 the Yellow Fever Commission of the U. S. Army had clinched the case against the mosquito now known a.s Stegomyia fa,sciata. This commission was composed of Drs. Walter Reed. Carroll, Agramonte and Laxear. DIRECT CONNECTION Their studies showed the direct connection between the bite of this mosquito when Infected and the development of yellow fever in the person bitten. In the course of their studies, in which they allowed themselves to be bitten. Lazear lost his life from 'he disease and Carroll suffered a severe attack. Screening of living quarters and active measures to destroy all mosquito breeding places were begun In less than a year a sanitary specialist. named Gorsas, was able to rid Havana of yellow fever. Now DDT and other Insect killers can be used to aid in the battle against the disease In South America and other areas still in danger. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. Homever. each dav he will answer one of the most frwiiiently asked questions In his column. » • • QUESTION: Is a lump In the groin which gets larger and smaller a rupture? Could it be cancer? ANSWER: It is extremely unlikely to be cancer if it chanees tn size. It is impossible to tell from the description • 'lether it is a rupture. It could be lymph gland, since there are many lymph glands In the groin area. • IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NKA Slaft Correspondent [ Welch cracked: not tell Hope. He loves he Betty Htit- "The Mack Billy, wrong By Krskine .Inlmsnn XK.V Staff Correspondent I -ix-t'- HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)—• Exclu- i visitors"' sivcly Yours: Jane Russell and Mac i West in the same movie! j Jl)hn Lu|ld w(u Its Mickey Rooncy's idea for a , trm's leading man in Kp!s« a " ^'T 1 ' h '", rhe Nc ' ve °'jScnnctt story." Lund continues to ^%' '" whlch J'« , wo ""» P'»V Umiize Hollywood with his nor- woli,^ h , has wrlt<:rs malcy. He's Paramount* hottest a a-ln^ f V n" y """ "Scuts i new star, but never acts like one. talking to both Jane and Mae. ! Billy wilder spotted him on the Hollywood has been talking a- I lot in blue jeans, faded shirt and bout trick casting as an antidote ' tennis shops, "Why don't you dress tn box-office blues, but that one like a movie .star?" asked tops 'cm all. j'AVhy." said Lund, "what's " ' j with this?" Grccr Gai-son KOI a family as well as a husband when she married Buddy Foglcson. He hu.s two teen-age sons by his first wife. The marriage received so much front-page publicity In Fogleson's home loivn, ijallns. that a local theater Immediately dug up and ballyhooed one of her old films. "Blossoms In the Dust," which had a Dallas background. I.ou Costclh) still can't return to work until October following his xrnou* illness, hut he's Ukinc short walks daily armmit his hnmf. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. M< Kcnnrj Amrrira's Card Authority Written for NEA Service When to Ovcrcall Your Opponent of two Photographs of Clark Oablc In a Little Lord Fauntleroy suit, for a costume ball sequence in "Key to the City." won't be released I havc nnlll Just before the picture opens. ' They should pet more circiilalion than that famous wartime pin-up picture of Betly arable. I.xrlrt For "Dl-lrrtive"? Paramount laid S2SO.OOO and a percentage on the line fur I lie Broadway hit. "Detective Story " But it still isn't rtefiniic lhal Aim I.add will ,do the Ralph Belamy part. Alan is penciled in for another western. "Montana Rides." One of the first sound lessons I aught in bidding Is this: If you are going to ovcrcall your oppon- enl and go into the two zone, have at least a five-Ciird suit and a minimum of one and one-half or tricks. Vulnerable you should at least two tricks. Today I want to cany that point farther, if vour opponent opens the bidding, as South did today. arid you (sitting Wesli hold four of his trumps, the firsl question you must ask yourself Is. "Do I want to bid at all?" West has five-card suit with three tricks, which Is an opening bid in any language. So you would say (hat von are Justified in bidding two hearls. Some players may even advise you to double but If you "No Visitors" signs are up dn. your partner will probably bid all stages at Fox follow ina a . iwn diamonds You will then bid I w o hearts, which North will douolc. on parade of 1321 snwkcr.s In three days. Set of Bob Hope's film was closed, too. Iwrausr Mie visitors were inlerfriiiic wish production. But wiirii he cot thr r>;drr from th« front office, producer Bob A! time* even the eM>ert may in.'ke ^ vulnerable overoal] with i his- hand, hut he »ill i-,oi do u blindly, i want to vurn you to M a little more careful and thoughtful of your vulnerable overcalls. When loday's hand was played at two hearts doubled. West took only two tricks. He made the ace of trumps and a small trump. South cashed the king of spades and then led a heart. Safety Bureau Reports Fewer Traffic Fatalities CHICAGO. July 30. f-Tl — The nation's trilfic death toll for the six montlis of 1949 was 13 81—only loo lower than tor the comparable 1948 period. The,. National Safety Council, which reported the- figures yesterday, said that a five-month comparison however, showed that (he nation's motorists rolled tip six per cent more mileage this year than last, and the ratio dropped Lo 7 deatlis per 100.TOD.COO miles of travel. This compared with a rate of 7.2 per cent for the equivalent period last year—the previous low rate. Twenty two states reported fewer dentils for (he first half of 1949. And 200 of 471 cities over 10.000 population reported reductions In the nu'iibcr of deaths No traffic fatalities were reported in 128 cities. Murray, Steelworkers Sign Non-Red Oaths WASHINGTON. July 30. HP) — Philip Murray and the ClO-United Steelworlcers have filed non-Communist affidavits with the National Labor Relations Board. They rt. West played I were amony the last of the major the queen and North won the trick Lllion holdouts against the Taft- nilli the king. He returned a spade South cashed three spade tricks. * A K Q 10 8 V764 « 9 *KJ73 Lesson Hand on Bidding Both vul. South TOe*t North Eul 1 * 2V Double Pass Opening—» 8 3* North discarding a club and a diamond Now South led the nine of diamonds and West made the mistake of putting on the queen, which North won with the king. He returned a diamond which South ruffed. South played a small club, North won with the ace and returned another diamond. South trumped and North still had to make two trump tricks. 75 Years Ago In Mlss Lorna Wilson became the bride, of Mr. Jesse Horner In a simple marriage service Saturday at the home of Rev. Marsh Callaway. pastor of Presbyterian church in Osceola. Mr. and Mrs. w. W. Holllpeter and granrtdaughlcr, Jane, arrived home from a summer vacation spent at their cottage at Lake James. Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rutherford and son James are moving today to the former D. M. Culler home on the Barfield road which Ihey recently purchased. Hartley Act. requirement. Murray and his top officers an- Bv DeWiU MacKcnri* AH Fwtlin A/fairs Analyst Secretary of Slate Dean Acheson this week made a statement about communism which is likely ^ cause puzzlement among some In tellecluals who have been vlewjnt the Red ism as a. Utopian poli|| C4 * ideal. In making a plea before Ihe House Foreign Affairs Committee for approval of the administration European arms program, the secretary pointed out that "throughout this struggle there has been j n ex . istence behind the Iron curtain greatest peacetime combination military forces the world has ever known." Then a bit later he said: "The fact Is that the appeal of international communism is not contrary to the sell-serving assei-. tions of the Soviets, on appeal to the minds ol men, International communism has made its gain in Europe not by any intellectual or spiritual attractions but by the threat that derives from the existence of large lorces, and the ruthless application ol force wherever this has been necessary to achieve its objectives." falls for Slrict Definition That strikes me as railing for a definition of ''Communism." As ix>intod out in previous columns, the original communism of generations past was a beneficent ideology abolishing private property and establishing a social order in which it was one for all and all for one. However, by the beginning of this century communism had been split into two sections—the Bolshevists. who w-re the majority, and the Menshevisls. who were the minority. The Bolshevists, led by Lenin, adopted the doclriue of direct action. They held that the rule ol the proletariat could only be achieved by actual revolution and bloodshed. This was exemplified in their successful revolution o.' 1917 when the czar was overthrown and "II- ou'dated" with his immediate faaf.*. lly ^ Since then Ihe Bolshevists have been in power hi Moscow, first under Lenin and for the past quarter century under Staliu. Direct action and stron? arm methods have prevailed. That's what Mr. Acheson refers to is "the ruthless application of force." It is one of the cardinal tenets of communism as practiced by the present Bolshvist regime. There's a Greul Difference Tue original brands of communism and socialism of course had much in common. We get the reflection of this facl in the name of the Russian commonwealth— Union Df Soviel Socialist Republics. However, there's a wide breach between socialism and communism these days. That fact was emphasized in a chat which 1 had earlier this week in New York with Japan's former Socialist premier Tetsu Katayama and reported In T,hLs cohmm. Katayama was Nippon's first p?M-w?.r premier. He has Just been sttldyinj socialist govern in en Us in Europe. H^ said Ihey were making good progress in rehabilitation. But, he pointed out, some of them were makinsr the mistake of trying to compromise with communism. He declared emphatically that sociaUJh; and communism couldn't \vork 1 'tff gether—that there could be no suc- ccs=ful compromise. Obviously international communism does appeal to the minds of some men Tt appeals to those who believe in Bolshevism—progress by force. However, all students of the isms should study the distinction between old-time communism and and unrier.stand that they arc two distinct breeds xvhich in vital aspects arc the antitheses of each other. nounred earlier this week they Intended lo submit the affidavits dis- avnwillg any Communist connections. By so doing, the 800.000- membcr union becomes eligible to use Ihe facilities of the NLHB. Read Courier News Want Ads. 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