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FACT 8IZ BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1949 THE BLTOIEVILLB COURIER NEWS TBB OOUKIXR NEWS OO. H. W HAIHSS, PubUilwt JAJOB iTvBtHOKFP. Editor PAUL D. HU1IAM, AdwttiliU UfOMyt Sol* National Adwrtrtlnf RcpracenUUm: Wallace mtmer Oo_'Hew Tort, Ohio*). Detroit Atlanta, Itocphia ^ PublWwd Bmj Afternoon Except Sunday Enured M weood clap matter »t tb» port- aeio* at BljthertUe. Aifcann*, under act at Coo- fttm, Oetotet », MM ' Member of To* A»ocUt«d Prt» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj cutler In th« dtj ol BlytherlU* ot mburben town wberc carrier service U j talned. 30e per week, ot 85c per month By mall, wltblr a radio* ol 60 mile*, M.OO per •ear, $2.00 tot si* months. »1.00 for three month*: by mail outflde 60 mile tone $10.00 per year payabl* tn advince. , Meditations LI»e Joyfully with lh« wife whom thou !ov«t all the d»j. ot the life of thy vanlly; for that U thy portion In thii life, and In thy labour which thou take** under the uin.—Ecclnlastn 9:9. • • • Life 1» the game that must be played: Thl« truth at least, good friends we know: Bo live and laugh, nor be dismayed Ai one by one the phantoms go. —Edwin Robinson. Barbs With the opening of baseball season te«ms went Into action. Spring cleaning! scrub Before infeitlnf In the new sailor hula, many women wait for a ute. , * * * JWk who »re glad to get up in the morning usually find It a lot easier to get up in the world. * * + A Kant*» woman has jasi music played for her KIWI to increase the milk output. From hay, h»j to her, he;! * • • Eight hours work, eight hours sleep and eight hours play— and you have no time left to worry. "ther« ii resentment over Robereon'* return to Connecticut," where lie makes his honii. We yield to few in our disgust with the Negro singer's views. But it is disgust slightly tinged with sympathy for K woefully misguided man. Mr. Robeson made a creditable career for himself, and his outward life at least has been filled with public admiration and honors. Jlis feeling for the plight of some of his fellow-Negroes has led him to turn his back on the country that at least has treated him decently, and to embrace a political philosophy that is bound to do him and his cause a vast amount of harm. Tl^ere is no chance, of course that the government or people of Connecticut will permit this man to be barred from his own home. But the very suggestion by a state offical shows how far we have drifted from Voltaire's statement about disapproving a man's viesvs and defending his right to express them. That is an idealistic statement, to ba sure. But the same idealism is implicit in our Bill of Rights and should not be forgotten. Paul Roboson is accused of no crime except Communism sympathy. As a pra- tical matter it would seem wiser to try to convert him from his error than to suggest giving him just and personal cause for bitterness against his country's policies and customs. We Don't Believ? It Can Be Done VIEWS OF OTHERS The Problem Behind The Plan Health Bill Worth a Look Despite the Odds Against It It's probably pointless to talk about President Truman's compulsory health insurance program, since everybody in the know seems to have it off in advance. But after last November's election you ' can't be too sure about any sure thing. So maybe the legislation should be given an outside chance of being considered. A bill to set up this- program has been kicking around in Congress for quite a few years, and Mr. Truman has been pushing it since he took office. It has aroused a great deal of heat from both sides. Now it might be well if there were a little more on the subject. Enough people have shuddered at at the mention of "socialized medicine" and stopped thinking right there. Enough hard names have been thrown at the American Medical Associtaion. Enough exaggerated claims have been made by both sides. Js'o more of that is needed. Congress might better start working from the one big point of general agreement: Better health service and medical care are needed for all the people. Voluntary- health insurance was the first attempt to provide it. The compulsory insurance proposal was next. Now there ; i is a proposal to make federal funds available to the states for the same purpose. Which one is best? Before Congress decides—if it ever is going to—a sensible move might be a thorough examination of the British program of nationalized medical care. It has not been going too long, but enough vices and virtures should already be apparent to serve as a valuable guide to American action. The fear of "socialism" may well turn out to be a minor consideration. Such things as minimum wages and maximum hours, prohibition of child labor and a graduated income tax were rank socialism 40 years ago. The question is which plan will guarantee the adeguate medical care with the least cost and the greatest fairness to all concerned. The country does not have any quarrel with the noble profession of medicine. The problem is the inadequate number of doctors in certain regions and the inadequate money to employ them at certain social levels. Congress 1 should be able to tackle that problem without any more emotionalism or animosity. Attitudes toward the new approach to larin stabilization proposed by Secretary ]3nimmn are moving from flat and sometimes derisive rejection and from enthusiastic and perhaps uncritical acceptance toward an Inquiring opcn-mlndcd- ness—at least with regard to Its general outlook. Not thnt there Is as yet visible a likelihood either of farm belt congressmen or the two largest farm organizations espousing the Brannan program In toto. But there Is a disposition to look beyond the plans seemingly obvious potentialities for political magic (which so far have enchanted politicians less than predicted) and to ask Just how the secretary's proposals would work and what they might cost. For the government Is up against a formidable »et of facts lather than theories as 1M9 approaches Its mid-point. Under the legislation now In effect, farm pi-Ices are supported chiefly by federal purchases of surpluses, or threatening surpluses, at "support" prices. Up to recently (and with the notorious exceptions o( potatoes) there have been markets for most of these commodities through which the government has been aole to get from under its purchase with little loss. Now, says the Department o[ Agriculture, these markets are drying up. The problem lhat confronts Congress just, as much »s the Department of Agriculture is what to do with government-bought potatoes, eggs, »nd pork, for Instance. They can't he thrown back on the domestic market, can't be exported In previous volume nor sold to the armed forces (they have enough), and can't be stored Indefinitely. Should hundreds of millions—perhaps billions—of dollars'\worth of these commodities spoil or have to be dumped as fertilizer at . token price, and should It dawn on taxpayer! that they have paid these huge sums for the privilagc of paying also high prices for food, the reaction would likely be explosive. The Brannan program promise* at least to let the major consumer food items seek their demand-supply price levels. It does offer one answer to what to do with perishable surpluses: sell them to the consumer for whatever the market will bring. Considerable congressional hesitancy Is apparent, however, over frankly subsidizing farm Income by direct payments to farmers—instead of the present more Impersonal process ol paying a fraction of the farmers from whom the government happens to buy commodities In order to support the price for nil the rest. And although the Department of Agriculture feels strongly It now has evidence that lowering or raising support levels in the' parity scale will not automatically prevent near-bankrupting surpluses as 11 had hoped, still many not wholly hostile to the Brannan plan contend that Hie "flexible' supports of the Hopc-Aiken Act have yet to be adequately tested. Nevertheless, there Is a noticeable willingness, even on the part of some who do not accept the Brannan proposals, to give a good deal of credit to Secretary Brannan for opening up new avenues of thinking on a peculiarly complex and Ulfll- cult problem and or focusing public attention on the dangers ahead. For our part, we remain to be convinced the so-called Alkcn provision of the current law should not be tried. Bui as the discussion progresses, we are seeing as much reason as ever to keep an open mind. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Washington News Notebook East-West Dealings Give UN Reason for 'Cautious Optimism' Tht DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M, D. Written for NEA Service Diabetes develops when the pancreas, a small gland near the stomach, falls to supply a sufficient amount of a hormone called Insulin. This hormone is needed to make sugar usable by the body. When insulin Is insufficient, too much sugar accumulates : in the blood and spills over through the kidneys Into the urine. Loss of weight, in spite of a good appetite and ample diet, is a common' symptom. Increased urination is also frequent. If the disease Is severe and goes on untreated, the patient may become emaciated and develop other dangerous signs, No two patients with diabetes are exactly alike and need exactly the me treatment or injections. Good care involves carolul chemical examinations of the blood and urine to determine just how serious the condition is. The' doctor can then tell whether diet alone will be sufficient, or whether the patient will also need injections of insulin. Sugar Must Be Used The main purpose of treatment Is to make sure that the sugar is nerly used and that none of it If insulin is needed, the amount and the lime of giving It must be carefully worked out, to avoid undesirable reactions. What causes diabetes is not known. Heredity Is an Important factor, and certainly dibetes seems to run in some families. Those who lead inactive lives and overweight persons are more often affected than others. Much difficulty comes Irom fail- exactly. De Witt Mackenzie AP Foreign Affairs Analyst The East-West negotiations over raising the Berlin blockade have made sufficiently good progress so lhat United Nations circles are cij-fc tertafning a "cautious optimism™ that we may be approaching « period of better relations. That expression "cautious optimism" strikes me as particalacly appropriate, with emphasis on the "cautious." Any agreement which may grow out of the present conferences naturally will be a matter of gratification—but it must be regarded in the light of Vesuvius. The new relationship will rumble along quietly enough for a spell, but sooner or Inter it will erupt again. General Lucius D. Clay. American military governor in Germay, summed up the position Monday like this: "I would assume that the Soviet attitude already displayed in negotiations In the United States meani the Russians would bemore reasonable at a future foreign ministers' conference than they, were in the past. "But we should remember, even if a solution for the entire Herman problem is eventually reached, that does not chance Communism. Communism's Rreat objective remain the same—world domination." That's the big thing to keep in mind, as this column has kept insisting. The world revolution whlc"^ the Bolshevists launched a general tton ago after the overthrow of ths czarist throne will never halt until either it succeeds or comes a cropper. From time to time it changes its pace and tactics, but the old Red mill keeps on grinding Its grist. Having divested ourselves of wishful thinking we are justified In entertaining the pious hope that there may be Improvement in relations beween the Russian and the Western blocs. The great Mos- offensive, which overran all Battle Starts Over ECA Budget Cuts With Most of Action to Be in Senate ure to follow directions Patients often seem to think that cow they know more than the doctor; I Eastern Europe, and brought Ir. someUmes the temptation to e^t within the Communist fold, has the wrong foods at the wrong time definitely come up against a dead is just to great. Carelesness Is dan- end. The time has arrived for more gcrous because, there are many seri- I subtle methods. mis complications. By Pder Kdson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Gon- ertcd congressional efforts to cut y 10 per cent the $5,580,000,000 larshall Plan authorizations for .he next 15 months are under way. The House Appropriations Commit- be cut 10 Is holding executive sessions, vlllch is something ol a shame rl-is light ought to be out in the open, as Ihe Congressional Reorganization Act Intended all appropriation hearings lo be. The subcommittee handling Economic Co-opcnUion Administration funri.s consists of Democrat J. Vaughn Gary of Virginia, chair man; Christopher C. McGrath o New York and Richard B. Wigglesworth of Massachusetts. All may be roughly classified as party regulars. McCJrath and Ynlcs are first term- ers. ECA's troubles will conic from Tuber nnrt WisRlesworth, two of the ablest economy :sx-\vieldcrs 111 the House. But whether they can force the subcommittee to make any sever cuts is questionable. The Senate appropriations Committee is also being counted on to approve full ECA appropriations, after a struggle. Sen. Styles II. Bridges of New Hampshire, rank- ng Republican on this committee and Its chairman last year, was the man responsible lor getting ECA ts original full appropriation, over ;he objections ot Tnbcr and others. Senate Floor Presents Obstacle Real trouble for ECA will begin when its appropriation bill hits the Senate floor. A blparllsinn group of Northern Republicans and Southern Democrats favor the 10 per cent Idea. Us leaders are Republicans Taft of Ohio and Wherry of Neb- aska, Democrat* George and Rusell of Georgia. They have a point. They are not list opposed to spending on Marsh- nil Plan countries nlone. They think ill big government spending should cent, if not more. Record peacetime appropriations of $10,000.000,000 are being asked for the armed services. Another billion more asked for rearming Europe. Housing, health, education and social security measures are coming up, and will cost plenty. The conservative Tnft-Wherry- Russell-George coalition is talking sense when it argues that someplace, sometime, somehow, there ought to be a limit. The alternatives are unbalancing the budget or raising taxes. The Tinman administration is on solid ground when it argues that taxes should be raised to provide greater surplus for reducing the national debt of 5251,000.000,000. It is up to its neck in economic muck, however, when it proposes to raise taxes just to have more to .spend on arms, public works, welfare or whatever. There is one element in Congress which seems to believe that everything else should be cut so as to ECA's authorized $5,580,000,000 by 10 per cent, Marshall Plan Administrator Paul Hoffman takes the position that this is a recovery program—not a relief program. If appropriations are cut, It will be up to the Congress to decide what recovery projects should be slopped. If appropriations are cut, ECA becomes a relief program. As a re!icf program, appropriations might be reduced to any level. But that would be like throwing an 18-foot rope to a man at the bottom of a 20-foot well. True. 10 per cent of the rope might be saved. But the mnn might drown. On the theory that the Marshall Plan Is a four-year program, an argument can be made that appropriations should be cut 25 per cent each year. Such a self-liquidating program would make the European nations realize that American aid could go on forever. If the ECA high command had wanted to play this thing smart politically, it might have submitted requests for a smaller appropriation this year. Being guided by economic realities, however. ECA based its requests on what was needed to bring about the speediest possible and most possible European recovery. ECA estimates of how much Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column. QUESTION: When I lie on either side my throat or ears begin to throb and I feel sick or diizy. I am 79 years old. ANSWER: Tis is probably nothing which can be cured, but if you are comfortable, lying on the back or front, .there is no reason why you should lie on your side at all. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday—Inhabited Islands between Australia and New Guinea- were named by Captain James cook 111 1170. according to the days of their discovery. bridge. He believes that In bridge, as in other games, you have to carry the ball to win, so he has the reputation of being quite an ag- ' The great issue In Europe now Is the disposition of Germany, long the economic keystone and strategic center of the continent. The unhappy Reich lies on part within the Soviet zone and three parts within the Western theatre, and cannot regain its former economic strength, unless it Is reunited. Red Offensive to Continue Control of a United Germany undoubtedly ts the great prize which Moscow now seeks. Many observes I ers believe that's the real reasonT I why the Soviet has initiated conversations to raise the blockade of Berlin and reopen four power discussions on the whole German question. If the powers could reach some agreement regarding the final disposition of the German problem then we might see a termination of the cold war In Europe. We plight see the Soviet bloc and the Western bloc settle down to live side by side in an armed truce. Mind you, the great Red offensive in Asia would continue. The. efforts of Communist fifth-columnists to leave plenty for military prepare!-1 money will be required to buy the less. Chairman Clarence Cannon of the House Appropriations Committee and Carl Vinson of the Armed Services Committee have recently sounded off on this tune. The words that fit the music arc "Billions for defense, hut one cent for liberty." "Recovery, Not Relief," Says Hoffman In the argument over cutting aid Europe needs for the net 15 months were based on price levels as of last Nov. 30. Some prices have dropped since then. Paul Hoffman admits that if U.S. prices continue to fall, saviags can be made without Imperiling the momentum of recovery. If savings are made just for the sake of economy, this momentum may well be lost. IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — It's still Glorious Gloria. After 50 years, five husbands nnd three grandchildren, Gloria Swanson still has to be "aged" to look 50. She needs grayer liHir, lines in her face. Paramount Stuciio misled on it for her role of an ex-silent film r in Ihe picture, "Sunset Boulc- ard." Gloria was Indignant. "Photograph me as I look." she aid. The cameraman beamed. "You'll photograph like 30." he id. "She has to look 50," the studio aid. •Okay," sMil flloria. "make me look like 50. But I won't feel ' Gloria WM sitting in .he sun-a By Krsklne Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent Un-American Activity The chairman of Connecticut's State Development Commission says lie is "disgusted" by Paul Robeson's statements at the Communist-inspired "peace" conference in Paris. So he has aaked the State Police Commissioner to " "k«ep thi« man out" if it d«velop» that SO THEY SAY We must make it plain that we recognize the right of a free people to freely choose communism If they so desire. It Is as a tool of conquest lhat we should oppose communism outside of our own counlry.—Sen. Ralph Flanders W of Vermont. * * • There Is nothing of any less value than a spare the until you need it. But when you need a spare tire, nothing else can take its place.— Sen. Estes Kefauver (D), advocating a TV A steam plant to iupplem«nt exlitlrui power (Bciuuei. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Ouli; Shrewd Play Ulakes This Slam gressive bidder. He played today's hand with a partner as aggressive as he is, which accounts for the bidding. The doctor made a sound open- Ing bid of one club, and I do not question the bid of two hearts by North. But when the doctor bid only three clubs, North was wrong in jumping to four hearts. This bid encouraged Dr. Myers to make another constructive bid of four | spades. When North jumped to six hearts, the doctor elected to carry the ball and went to six no trump. He played the hand well to make it. The opening heart lead was won In dummy iwth the king. The ace of hearts was cashed and the third heart led. Thediamond return by West was won with the queen. The doctor then played a small spade and finessed dummy's ten. He came over to the ace of clubs, then won the last two tricks in dummy with the jack and ace of spades. gain control of governments would continue In all countries of the Western world. But we might have a qunsi-peace which would be better than a cold war which so frequently threatens to become a hot war. Therefore, so long as we keep bnsic facts fixed firmly in mind, we are entitled to Join the diplomats in a bit of "cautions optimism" or at least a "pious hope." Class And Glass AHhoush man invented glass about 9000 years ago, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, he didn't invent window glass until more.than 1000 years later. First mentions of window glass came, at the end of the third century, A. D. There are millions of bridge players who never enter tournament competition, but who nevertheless High winds have been known to reach a world-record force of 23L miles an hour around Mount Wash.^ ington. N. H.. according to the National Geographic Society. freight elevator. By the time the story got back to Hollywood it had become a private elevator." About her refusal to have her | children photographed because, gossips s-iiid. they were imbeciles. "Ridiculous," she said. "In those days in Hollywood we all kept our children in the background. It was uiiRtomorous lo have children." About her triumphant return lo j . Hollywood utter four years in En- set a lot of fun out of the game, rope, during which she became the 1 can still see the twinkle in his fir.-t film star to marry a title-the eyes as Dr. Walter K. Myers, of Marquis de la Falaisc de la Cou- Washington, D.C.. told me of some d rav I of his early days at bridge. ' "The unhai.pK'M moment of [ The doctor said he played a lot my life," she said. ] Then she explained: I "We came back to Hollywood in . Extinct Bird doesn't need soft lights «ncl trick hadows. She was weaving a black slack •mil and smoking a cigaret tn a ong gold holder. It was difficult for me to believe that I wns 13 the lirst time I saw I tier on the screen. She made my j pulse Jinny and it was Jumping | again. Debunks Legends I asked her aboul those fabulous Swanson stories which have become part of the old Hollywood legend. About her riding around the studio in an Atlantic City wheel chair, pushed by a servant. "Gloria," people sniffed, "thinks it Is undignified for a star of her call ber to be seen walking." Gloria denied that. "I had just returned from Europe and a serious Illness, I was still weak. The doctor ordered that wheel chair." About having a private elevator In a New York apartment house. ''I was In a hurry once rodi up lo my apartment 15 Years Ago In B/ythevffie * AQ 4 AQ8632 Rubber—Neither vul. South West' North E»at I A Pass 2 V 3 * Pass 4 V 1 A Pass 6 V 6N. T. Pass Pass Opening—If J The inuMc department of the Woman's Club, under the chairmanship of Mrs. George M. Lee, will sponsor the annual observance of National Music week here. The | week will be marked with a mini- i ucr of programs by churches, scl'.rol', P.T.A. groups and other or- S.imr.x lions in addition to a community prosram. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Graber who luve made their home at Hotel 11 1 Noble .since moving here, have lak- " j en Hit- Joe Kleban home on Holly I Sure! ' Hlyt'ieville will be represented in the celebration and carnival parade to be held In Memphis soon. The ftont is being constructed by members of the vocational classes of Memphis public schools and stu- ..„_ ... - and I' dents of the local srlxxils. appronri- j tournament bridge. In l ately dre.s«d, will ride th« float. Pass Pass Pass Pass Princeton, where h 1925. and bridge was the of bridge at graduated In the tavorit: pastime among i-oimg doctors at Johns Hopkins, he was located until 1929. associated with Enier- whcrc He is now ?' it „ in Washington. Dr Myers told me lhat ago in Boston he played » He is now associaieu »H.M ">»*• 51 Exisl Kcncy Hospital and George Wash- | • nigton University Medical School \ ™ Tear HORIZONTAL 56 Sight organs 1 Depicted s7 pl:lceci extinct bird 53 Boys i It was unable VERTICAL lo 8 Dry 12 Distinct part 13 Meadow 14 Organ of smell 15 Limb 16 Bottles 18 Tree 19Caius Julius (ab.) 20 Trench diggers 22 Three-toed sloth 23 Rim 25 Cooking vessels 27 Chinese coin 28 Be borne 29 Symbol for neon 30Indo- Germanic (ab.) 31 Tliovon (symbol) 32 New line (ab.) 33Gudrun"s husband 35 Obtains 38 Twosome 33 English school 40 Hour (ab.) 41 Voter 47 Concerning 48 Piece out 50 Foreign 1 Sweet 2 Indian 3 Excavate 4 On time (ab.) 5 Snap 6 Jinnp 7 American university 8 Any 9 Fish eges 10 II was found on the — Mauritius U =0-168, «Ve7y-o, 1$ Virginia (ab.) 37 Dei ides n Senior (ab.) 20 Variety of gypsum 21 Hunting dog 24 Mild 26 Metal lag ' of 33 Cling 34 n was twice as large as a 42 Musical note 43 Ancient Grecian country 44 Quote 45 Try 4 6 Atop 4fl Compass poinl 51 Wine cup 53 Doctor of Science (ab.) 55 Hebrew deity years I ?»SmenU ar. little'' m »"V. seurn! hul now hel 55Arahian C lOUnlHIUVHL ui.v.r,-. DUl ^..lal ' ~-fn« * tell .11 his enjoyment out of social princ*

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