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EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MAY B, 1949 s TH* BLYTH£VILLB COURIEB NBWS IBB oouuot tmn oo. B. W BADUS, PubtWiu fpmm L. mBOKFV. Edltot PAUL D. HOlfAM, AdnrtitflW UinaCtt lot* KtttoMl Adwrttatat ^ WtllM* WttmB 00. MM Tort, Chlcuo. OMntt. AlUrnooo bcept Sunday BnUnd M woood elan matter at th* poit- at BiyUJerUle, Aikaoata, undx act at Goo- Oetotar •. 1M7 Member ot The AMdaUd Prea* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: B; earner ID the city ol Blytherlll* or any •uburban town when carrier eervlce It -juii*. talotd, »c per week, ot Uo per month. Bj null, wlthlr a r»dlu» ot 60 mllei, M.OO per 12X10 tor six month*. tl.OO (or three monthi; mall outride 60 mil* ton*. llOflO per r*ar -;pa>abU In adnnce. "Meditations ,T*r w* arc Ubraren together with God: jm are G«d'» hMbandry, jr« »>•• <»»*'• building.— I J:». 5 not .Hi iht puts it In selling It God givei every bird its Jood. but I throw tt into the nest. He dots nr.i jood that the earth contains, bi>' our way, and gives u» the m ,1 ourMlVM— J. G. Holland. Chines* Red leader, hav« shown signs of independent thinking. Tito would be a small figure in such a. mighty coalition, but Mao is a more important factor. If the Soviets shoultf impose a five-year plan on all lite slates in their empire, they might run into some additional balkinesa of the sort that these two men have already shown. There is a great deal of compulsion implicit in the program which Mr. Den- Hen says is in the offing. The North Atlantic Treaty, on the other hand, is a willing alliance of friendly and independent nations. Such an intangible difference might prove a valuable advantage at some critical point of the campaign to contain communism and preserve peace. Phone-y Menaces i Barbs The b»d -feature ot lols ot movie programs It one-half of a double feature. • • * gome merchants are having an uphill »trunle, «ayl a department .lore official. But It'a the eu»- tMBtra who get the credit. • « • The fit of a man's suit often depends on what ht h»s in his pockets. • * * Tomorrow geta here Juit aa fait u pwplt wh« wait for It get any plaee. « * • It's nice to believe that you're only u old aa you feel—unless you feel old. We see that the telephone company in New York City has renewed Ha old, unsuccessful battle to break people of saying "Hello" when tlicy answer the phone. It is again suggested that the greeting be "This is Mr. Smith," or "Mr. Smith," or even just plain "Smith." This effort will probably be as futile as the others. But we would like to suggest a. drive against a less prevalent but vastly more annoying breed of tele- phoners. We refer to the coy creatures who, after you have said "Hello," reply with "Guess who this is." A campaign to answer that challenge by hanging up immediately ought to be able to enlist a lot of supporters. iDuress May Be Weakness lOf Russia's 'Molotov Plan' ; There are two good reasons for be- 5 lieving Leon Dennen's explanation of I the recent Soviet cabinet shakeup, | which he has given in an NEA dispatch 5 from Paris. First, he is an accurate re; iwrter with excellent news sources that : have enabled him to call the turn on | four other big shifts in Soviet policy. ? Second, his present forecast is so en: tirely reasonable. s The former ministers, says Mr. Deni rien, were kicked upstairs to become the •• chief architects of a "Molotov Plan" _ aimed at countering the North Atlantic i Treaty. This plan would take the form T, of a gigantic two-continent alliance in? eluding the Balkan satellites and' Fin- 1 land, the Soviet Union and Communist- I : held China—which may soon include ~ th* entire country. It would stretch f; from Stettin, which Poland got from Germany, to China's Pacific coast. [ i Mr. Dennen reports that a large t Eurasian army will be mobilized. But ;' the alliance will not simply be a military : pact. There are also plans for a tighten: ing and unifying of communications " and currency and, almost inevitably, for ^ a five-year plan for the whole group of ~ countries. ; Now that this believable report has •• been made, hindsight can say that it was [ almost r predictablc. The Atlantic Pact, '' coming on the heels of the Marshall r Plan, gave notice that the free demo- t cracies really meant business. Russia •I could scarcely be expected to sit by and - take it. The most natural reaction of the '•" Soviet leaders would be to set up an op- l posing alliance. r. The result is not encouraging. If : the "Molotov Plan" is announced, as r. predicted, almost the whole Northern | Hemisphere will be divided into what | amounts to two armed camps. The Far I East will be more vulnerable than ever 5 to Communist conquest, and less acccs- i sible to western power* I: Such an alliance would make Hie r Kremlin virtual boss of perhaps a half r: billion people. If the Reds gain all of ; 'i China, it would put about a quarter of R the earth's inhabited territory in the E Soviet sphere. The potential resources * at Moscow's command would be almost f limitless. ; It all adds up lo a rather dismal pro«\ p«ct. Yet the program that Mr. Dennan S reports is not without its possible dis- | advantages. The alliance, except for the = uncertain situation in China, merely | formalizes what was already a fact. And | the informal alliance apparently has not » been strong enough to encourage Russia ^ to undertake armed aggression. I The reported pact would not increase I the Communist empire's industrial out• put very much, if at all. Nor would it \ solve all the economic and ideological » problem* that have plagued the Krem- "••' Marihal Tito and Mao T««-tung, th» VIEWS OF OTHERS The Pact and the Cost The cost or the Atlantic P«c(-—thai is, the money outlay by the United states or arms for Europe—is to be considerably -< ss than the estimates of a few weeKs ago. Secretary of State Dean Achcscm has now told Congress tlie figure should be »1,130,000.000, which contrasts with earlier unofficial gucssee of between (1,800,000,000 and »Z,000,000.000. II the Greek and Turkish aid program Is added to the bill for the Atlantic Pact arms, the total Is $1.460,000,000. But the Oreek- Turklsh aid Is already listed In President Truman's budget. It Is well that the financial side of the pact has been clarified, for some senators have insisted that a vote for tlie pact would mean a commitment by Ihem to vote for arms aid, and they Insisted on knowing the extent of this. Others have held that the pact and the arms provisions are separate considerations. Certainly it would be poor statesmanship to permit a delay in pact ratification over any such theoretical distinction. Tlie pact can be a tremendous force for peace even without arms provisions for Europe. But it will not achieve Ils maximum effect without those a'rms provisions. Moreover, as this newspaper has pointed out In tlie past and as Gen. Omar Bradley Is reported stating, tlie question of arms for Europe Is really a question whether the United Slates wishes to ally itself with countries militarily weak or strong. With American arms, western Europe can be a strong line or defense. Without Ihem, It can hardly be more than a military liability—an area which American forces might need to liberate after It liad been overrun. The figure which Secretary Acheson has named for arms aid is by no means staggering. Senators who recognize the value of the Atlantic Pact to American security and to world peace can (hid no plausible excuse for shying away from it on grounds of the dollar cost. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. SO THEY SAY Sort of Embarrassing, Isn't It? Economic Conditions in Russia Become Difficult for Commies Tht DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Strrke Thomas Hodgkln. a famous Eng- sh physician, in J832 first descrtb- d the strange disease now known y his name, All of the patient's bserved by Hodgkln had enlarged ymph glands and large spleens. The lymph glands and the spleen are part of a group^of tissues, call- d the rettculoendothelial system. The fact that this system Is attacked in Hoctgkin's disease has raised he question of some infection be- ug at fault. So far, however, no germ or virus has ever been proved TS the cause. Hodgkin's disease is most common In young people and more frequent In men than In women. Non- contagious, it has been reported from every part of the world. The first sign is enlargement of the lymph glands in the neck, although not painful. Some time later, glands In other parts of the body may become enlarged Tho victim generally feels well for a long time, but gradually anemia tends lo develop. A slight fever may be present, and the patient slowly becomes thin ami emaciated. Temporary Improvement By DeVVUl MacKenxle AP Foreign Affalr« Analyst The Soviet proposal for ending the - Berlin blockade continues to present a complicated study of wheels within wheels. <» The latest slant on the problcift shows Moscow anxious to shelve the cold war for the purpose of easing the economic barriers between Eastern and Western Europe, besides ending the Berlin blockade. Why? Well, an authoritative American source in Berlin puts it like this: "Eastern Europe is starved for manufactured goods which Russia cannot supply. Having made concessions in Germany the next step (for Russia) Is to make others relieve the plight of her satellites." In support of this thesis we see little Czechoslovakia send a delegation to Washington to ask for aid from the capitalists whom Communists damn so heartily. She wants credits' of at least $50,000.000 and easement of the export controls on U.S. shpiments to this once thriving state which now lies behind the iron curtain. U.S. Slicks lo Policy Dr. Hugo Skala, a member of the four-man Czech delegation to Washington, reports that Czechoslovakia is threatened with an early economic crisis. The doctor, a former top official in the Prague finance ministry, quit the delegation as soon as he reached America and asked the State Department faa The patient with Hodgkin's dis- asylum as a political refugee. " "'• PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Anything Can Happen as Congressmen Argue Over Two Separate Labor Bills WASHINGTON — (NEA)— House consideration of new labor legislation can lead to some strange rcs- lls. Betorc the House are two illls. First is the Democratic ad- nlnlstratioii measure introduced by he two Congressional Labor Com- ult.tee chairmen. Sen. Elbcrt D.' Thomas of Utah and Reprcscntat- ve John Leslnski of Michigan. This rhomas-Lesinskl bill would repeal .he Tuft-Hartley law outright. It would then re-enact the old Wagner law with three principal changes: I, JurisdicUonal .strikes and secondary boycotts would be barred. Settlement by arbitration would ae encouraged for disputes arising out of existing union contracts. 3. Strikes In vilal Industries affecting public welfare would be settled by free collective bargaining In 30-day cooling-off periods, without the use of Injunctions Second measure before the House is the bill introduced by Congressman John S. Wood of Gcoreia. chairman of the Committee of Un^ American Affairs. The Wood bill has strong support from the ranking Republican member of the House Labor Committee, Samuel J. McConnell, Jr. Technically the Wood bill repeals he Taft-Hartley law. But it goes on from there lo re-enact most of the Taft-Hartley provisions. Of 20 major provisions, the Wood bill tougher than the Tart-Hartley aw on four, easier on three. Idcnt- cal on six and makes only minor changes on seven. House Rule Makes Outcome Unpredictable Under the House rule adopted for consideration of labor legislation, the Wood bill is to be taken up ns an amendment to the Thomas- Lesinski bill. The Wood bill Itself may lie amended on tlic floor of the House. Tlie rule opened the way for anything to happen. It left the final outcome absolutely unpredictable. As four days or more of debate began, one possibility was that the Wood bill itselt might be so badly amended that it would have to be defeated. In thai event, the House would have before H only the Tho- mas-Lcsinski bill .which on the final vote could not be further amended. Whatever the outcome In House, it will be up to the Senate lo straighten out the mess as ^best it can. The Scnalc version 'will orders on application without notice or hearing bill eliminates injunctions but makes NI.RB cease and desist orders en- forcable in court. Differ On Strike Emergencies On national emergencies from strikes affecting the public welfare, the Tuft-Hartley law provided 80-day cooling-off periods for investigation. The Wood bill duplicates this but provides also that injunctions against strikes may be obtained before boards ol inquiry are appointed. The Thomas-Les- mski bill cuts down the poriod for investigation to 25 days with five ease usually ?oes through periods of remarkable improvement. The enlarged lymph glands may disappear almost completely and the general condition may improve tor a long time. The most common form of treatment has been x-rays. This may bring about long periods of almost complete recovery, as the glands shrink and all signs and symptoms disappear for a while. Treatment with drugs has not been particularly successful. The long-term outlook is serious. Recently, however, there have been several favorable reports on the treatment or patient.'! with Hodskin's disease with preparations called 'nitrogen mustards." It Is perhaps too soon to tell definitely whether these substances will prove the answer to the problem of treating Hodgkin's disease. • • * Note: Dr. Jordan is unable lo answer inriividual questions from readers. However, each day he wll answer one of the most frequent!} asked questions in his column. then EO hack to the House. Ultimately, labor legislation will go into conference between Senate and House labor committccmen. They will have to work out a compromise. So there is every possibility that j days more for settlement and no the ; provision for injunction. On union security, the Tatt- Harllcy law banned the closed shop and permitted union shops only what be a comes out at tlie cud will horribly patched-up Job. In trying to follow this complicated legislative battle. It Is well lo keep in mind a few of Ihc basic differences • between the Taft- Hartley. the Wood, and the Thomas- Lcsinski bills. after employe elections. The Wood bill has the same restrictions except that alt existing and valid closed shop contracts are outlawed and that union shop contracts are permitted till employes vote against them. The "Jromas-Ijesmski bill would leave the whole question up to labor and management to work as they desired. The Tail-Hartley law made it an .infair labor practice for a union to coerce employes into taking parl nion activities. It also banned The Taft-Hartley bill revived the | efforts by unions to make employers use of court injunctions labor I discharge workers except for non- disputes. The Wood bill retains this ! payment of dues In union shops. The provision, but makes it really i Wood bill adds to this a provision tougher by authoriziiiK the National Labor Relations Board general counsel to seek an injunction before a complaint is issued. It also I that employers may (Ire workmen lor striking in violation of con QUESTION: If the hair is weak and falling cm .will shaving the licad make the hair stronger and rcgrow in the bald places? ANSWER: Except In tlie few cases where treatment can he made more effective on a bare scalp, it seems unlikely that shaving would help to regrow the hair. IS Years Ago In Blytheville — The Blytheville Band, under the direction of Everett McDowell, will present the second of a series of Sunday afternoon concerts on the lawn of the First Methodist Church tomorrow at 4 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Friend and son, R. A., and Mr. and Mrs. Noble Edward B. Bomar, one of the A.I>. diplomatic experts in Washington, repots that the request for aid from the communist-run Prague government seems'destined for a final, flat "No." That's strong mustard for Undo Sam to have to hand a forme* friend. The late President Woodrow Wilson had £O much to do with tho establishment of the Czechoslovakian republic after Wold War I that he might well be called its godfather. Relnliolls between the two nations were close until the iron curtain descended. Czechoslovakia has tumbled from pre-wyr po-sperily to its present tough position. Early this year the Communist government put into effect the full Red nationalisation progam under which all foreign Irade is controlled by trie state. Chaotic Condition Delevops A chaotic condition developed and Dr. Skala told the Overseas Writers Club In Washington that the government's foreign exchange resources have dropped from about S4CO.OOO.OOO to some S28.000.0CO. Hi predicted that the situation wouj™ become seriovis unless the country gets help soon. So the Moscow controlled Prague government sends its envoys to Washington to ask for help. The significance of America's attitude Is clear enough. She has no Intention of weakening her position, or that of her allies, by strengthening a Communist bloc which is maknig war on all non-Communist countries. Indications are that the answer "No" will apply not only to Czecii- Fishbein says you can definitely mark the West hand long in diamonds. This trick should be won in dummy with the queen of spades. Next the l»'ng of clubs Is cashed, declarer discarding a diamond from his own hand. Tlie eight of hearts oslovakia but to other communist satellites. Yugoslavia, which Is at loggerheads with Moscow, apparently is no longer regarded as in the same category. Diplomatic authorities in Washington state that the export-import bank is giving active considei atioli to a plea from Belgrade for a 550,000,000 credit. Gill will spend tomorrow at Helena, where Mr. Friend will make plaivs lor the district B.Y.P.U. convention to' be held there next month. Plans are completed for the coffee supper to be given Sunday eve- is led and South wins the queen. I "'"?• 8 o'clock, by the Altar Society ot Immaculate Conception Church Now declarer kows that the only outstanding trump Is the ten, so the proper line of play is to cash tract or subversive activity. Thomus- the ace and king of diamonds, then permits the courts to issue restrain- I Lcsinskl skips it. IN HOLLYWOOD By Krskinc Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent With generations of training and Indoctrination In the nationalist spirit, a spirit that reached a climax In the 19th century, one would b« [airly native to expect a people to change In the space of three years.—Dr. Alonzo G. Grace, director, American Military Government Education Division, warning that the German people arc still Intensely nationalistic. « • * .Democracy is the most exacling and difficult of all forms of government, because ils success depends, not on service obedience of the many to the few, but on Ihc active participation of the citizens In government, and the readiness to take responsibility.—British Prime Minister Clement Attlce. • • « No slate has the sovereign right claimed by Hitler's Third Reich to declare war on freedom and religion. State sovereignty docs not mean >late tyranny. In fields o! thought and religion where men cannot agree, freedom is the only alternative to tyranny.—Benjamin V. Cohen, Cohtn, U. S. delegate to the UN. * * * You can buy government, like any other commodity. In terms of quantity and quality. The more and better government you want, the more you pay.—Frank Bain, executive director. Council for State Governments « • * Tlie great problem which humanity is always trying lo solve is how to prolcci itscll against aggression. The spirily of aggression Is, unfortunately, not yet dead.—British Rorelgn Secretary Ernest Bcvin. • * * Our entire military organization Is based on effectiveness, efficiency and economy, and there has been too liltle emphasis on the laller.—Gen. Jimmy Doolittlt. HOLLYWOOD —iNEAl—Joanne Hanson once shared. Dru Is carrying a torch bigger than ( Liberty's for Dick Haymas. She's telling friends she still loves him | and is hoping for a reconcilation j for the sake of their three children. He's still telling friends lie's determined lo marry Nora Flyml. Hollywood attorney C,:OR Bautzer flew to Mexico to make those divorce arrangements, first reported here, for Pauletle Godtlard, Kve A nil-n "ill adopt a »oy as a brother for her two adopted daughters. Tilings arc getting tougher department: Martin Ragaway says he knows an out-of-work actor who is so thin he's the only shadow with five o'clock face. Jai-k "Queen for a Day" McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnncj America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Carelessness Will Set This Contract lead a small diamnd and ruff it in dummy with the jack of hearts to prevent East from getting an over-ruff. Carelessness in not leaving the Jack of hearts in dummy to trump out the losing diamond will the contract. at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Fred Child. The public is invited to this affair which will include cards, dancing and the serving of cake and coffee for which a small sum will be charged. Stainless sieci can be drawn into wire so fine that one pound will lose stretch out for 25 miles. Hunting Dog Today's lesson hand came from a recent duplicate game at the New York Mayfair Bridge Club, operat- I cd by Mrs. Ralph H. Schcllenberg Bailey ' and 'Harry J. Fishbein. Fishbein er husband. She's working (or him n "Borderline." Theater popcorn eatliiK pets some nice ribhing In Billy WlMcr's script of "Sunset Boulevard." Gloria Swansan, ns an rx-sllem star. Is amcnllng the birth of talkies to Bill Holden. All there is. she says, "talk, talk, talk." "That's where popcorn comrs n," sajs Bill. "You can buy it ind stuff H In your ears." Bill was chuckling with me over a stage direction from Wilder, who told Holdcn: "First Ml show you how to play the scone. Then do it your way. 'Then we'll shoot tt my way." Jancl Blair is forgcltlas her film career for vaudeville ind television. She'll climax a tour at Hie New York Paramount.' Two's a Crowd Legal fireworks coming up over two Red Rydcrs on ,1116 screen. Republic will reissue iis old series starring Allan Lane. Equity Pictures, producers o[ a new series In color with Jim Bannon. are doing the talking to attorneys. • • • William Wyler wants Jennifer Jones for "Sister Carrife.". . . Lllli Palmer wants $100.000 ft>r UK Mrti- dervilli Canyon homi ihi and Rex atid reads: 1 don't like to fish and like fish. If you like to fish . . . fish. "Jse your own recipe or steal the neighbors'. Forgive me. How the Ice Capades can go on lopping itself, after nine years. Is something Hollywood movie makers should study. The latest edition, with ils 'Snow White" theme. Is. a bargain at twice the price. Bob Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary May H . . . Glenn Font has 12 film offers tolahng S2.000,- 000 in salaries. He should be triplets. Karlio l!u; Ililcx Jack Carson's father, n retired i'iMiiaucc salesman, made his debut ,on Jack's airshow from Milwaukee I and now wants to come to Hollywood. He's pleading with Jack seriously, to become a regular on the program! • » • Macdonald Carey fell off a horse was ordered by the studio to stay down. Fishbein says the declarer don't i; nn ws he must definitely lore a club trick. Therefore, if he is to off the nags he completes AQJ VK.T8 « A7 + K986S2 A 95 V97 • QJ96 + A J 7 4 kj W E S Dealer A 10761 31 V 1062 • 105 A 10 3 A AK8 V AQ543 » K8-I 2 + Q Lesson Hand— Neither vul. South West North Ewi 1 ¥ Ta ss 2 + 2 • Pass 3 V .1 * Pass 4 » Pass Pass Pass 6 V Pass Pass Pass Opening— V 9 5 make his contract, he must kee from losing a diamond trick. The opening lead of the nine o hearts by West practically places "Copper Canyon." At this point tnc i cu 'in the East hand. This Carey is a little confused. Ke. rides j trlc (; [ S w on In dummy with the horse all through the film. Read Courlei News Want Ads king and a small club Is Immediately led toward the queen. When West wins this wilh the ace of clubs and returns the nine ol spades, HORIZONTAL 1.7 Depicted breed.of popular hunting dog 12 Trying experience 13 Greater in stature 14 Little mas. 15 Peels 17 Before 18 Lone Scout (ab.) !9Slighl bow 20 Babylonian deity 21 Oslrichlike Australian bird 23 Offer 24 Ridge of land 26 Youths 27 Sorrowful 28 Within 29 Exist 30 Also 32 Large oven 34 Bamboolike grass 36 Kish 37 Indian timber (ree 38 French arlicl* 39 Unit of electricaj resistance 42 Musical note 43 Gibbon 45 European herring 47 Vitality 48 Russian storehouses 50 Withdraw 52 Pardon 53 Fondle VERTICAL 1 Played at ten pins 2 Man's name 3 Augment 4 Goddess of Ihc earth 5 Race course circuit R Ardor 7 It short legs B Oleum (ab.) 9 Rubber tree 10 Sea nymph 11 Fears 13 Scalier 16 Universal language o o U N L k C 1 i.2 TlA A T O U H R E K K b' E Y V> \ f-i ^ N T 1 F S Ci o T h \k- N I T t; •o S F / 1 >, P I . E \ L 1 b U A P 10 r. i T tr Y A 1 t B r 5 s i i R 0 N A H S M K | N G F R e u R O t M 1 U 1 F T f- M A S A ^ D T n -t •< i ? p F M 1 E fN F F R R - 22 Incapable 23 Prohibited 25 Paradise .26 Prevaricator 31 Traders 32 Slayer •1C Hour (ab.) 41 Grape refuse 44 Male sheep 45 Harden 46 Aflernoon social affair 33 Form a notion 47 Pastry 35 Hangs in folds 49 Jumbled lypi 39 Harvest 51 Transpose goddess (ab.)