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PAGB FOUR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBBR S, 1M1 THE BLYTHEVILLK COURIER NEWS TW« oouRini Ntwa co. H W HAINKa. Publltber •ARRT A HAINE0 AMisUnl PublUhOT A A PKED8JCKOON. Editor PAUL D HUMAN Ad«irtljin« Uana«« Sol* National AdiertlJlni RepreMntauvri: Wallao* wllaier Co. N»w York, Chicago. Dttrott, AtlinU UMnpbO Entered M teeond cla»» mattei it tht po4l- o(fic« >l BljrtheviUe, Arkansu, undtr act ol Control. October t. 1»17 Member of The AsaoctaMd Prcsi SUBSCRIPTION RATE6: By 4arri«r In lii* city ol BJytherlH* or any •gtmrban town vhere carrier terrice \» maintained, 16c pel week By miU, within a radius oj 60 miles, 15.00 per jur. u.so (ot six months. 11.54 (or three monthi; by mail outside 50 mil* «one (1750 per r»r pa;ablt in advance Meditations For even thereunto were ye called: because Christ also luffered for M, leaving ut. an example. that re ahovld fellow hi* •Up*—! ftitr z-.n. • * * Christ's voice sounds now for each of as in Jovinf invitation; and dead in sin and hardness. of heart though we b*. we can listen and live. Christ Himself, my brother, sows the seed now Do you take care that it Tails not on, but in, your sou)s,— Maclaren. Barbs Mo»t little kidt won't »o to school come lull —they'll bf icnt! • * * A Minourl Jn4(« rak4 It nka.r for • wife la to throu(h her hukund'i pockeli while he K»« Mtoey. In BiMt C«M>, he *hou!rf get lip and hrlp her hunt. • • * A Boston professor fays th»t poetry Is a spontaneous achievement. Many magazine editors wish it were capable, ol spontaneous combustion. • • * * Somt (urak mtlen are pulled up b; a rap*. Others don't deaerra a tip. • . • • An Ohio man was robbed when he stopped his or for a traffic llanal. Red always has been a danger Jinn I Moslem Lands Must L.earn Danger Posed by Extremists Jnst before the head of the British oil mission, Richard Stokes, returned to London, he ventured the opinion that the Iranians really did w»nt », settlement. There is reason to believe Stoke* was right, even though the British-Iranian talks collapsed in hopeless failure because Iran'* negotiators refused to budge. How can thii b«? It can happen because the real government of Iran today is rot Premier Mossadegh and his cabinet. It is a group of fanatical extremists whose minds and hearts are consumed by nationalist frenzy. Though these men enjoy none of the formalities of power, they nevertheless wield it. The Mossadegh government i a totally at the mercy of the extremists. Mossa- degh and his moderate colleagues live in mortal peril of assassination if they make the slightest concession to Britain. Stokes had this in mind when he said the Iranians would like to settle the dispute. They would—but they cannot. In consequence of (heir entrapment by fanalics, Iran's leaders negotiated for 18 days like Communist.* trembling in fear of Moscow. They yielded nothing-. Their sole concession was x willingness to continue talking—about their own terms. By re-asserting tin's willingness at the very end, they tried 10 |)liice on the British the onus fur the collapse of discussions. But the blame is Iran's, thanks to the irresponsible coterie of extremists. \Vhat have they gained f or their country? The world's largest rufincry at Abadan is shut tight and the flow of nil from [ran has stopped. An already impoverished land faces greater poverty. That prospect is a hand-made opportunity for the Communist Tudcli party, which recently was exhorted l,y Russia to seize power in Iran. If the Reds should gain control, the nationalists would learn what fanaticism really is. .They would find that in their eagerness to shake off the hated foreign intruder, Britain, they had let clown the bars to an outsider 100 times more ruthless and oppressive. Since Iran's extremists have brought their nation within the shadow of this calamity, why should they not bear the responsibility for what they have done? Why not let them assume the robes of government and see what they can make of the mess they have created? U it tim« thM* Uo»km Undi fac«i up to th* menace their own fanatic* art posing. These irresponsibilities are operating in a vacuum which takei no account of world realities—meaning largely the threat of communism. If they insist on plunging ahead regardless of the grave danger, let their own peoples and the world understand that the blame will be their* if disaster striken the Middle Kast. Quorum Co 11 Is Outdated The other day Senator Capehart of Indiana fell down while rushing to answer a "quorum call" in the Senate. He apparently suffered but slightly. Perhaps if the mishap had been a little more dramatic—.say the derailment of the Senate's underground rail car bearing a full toad of senators from their offices to the Capitol—it might have served to draw proper attention to the absurdity of the quorum cidl procedure. Sometimes an hour or more of a day's Senate si ion is consumed by these dreary rundowns of thu roster to make certain enough senators are present to satisfy minimum requirements for legislative action. Kach roll call takes about 20 minutes. Often the cull is merely routine. No action is pending, but some senator is disturbed because the audience for his dull remarks is small. Each year the Senate drags on later and later in getting through its necessary business. The 81st Congress didn't adjourn until early January, 1951, though its successor was due to begin work at that very time. There are lots of reasons for this increasing delay. But surely one of them is the outmoded roll call and voting procedure which makes tbe Senate sound like a bus station half the time. The clerk stops just short of shouting "all points West." Views of Others 43-Cent Food Dollars American dollars now being spent for food, according to an insurance company's survey, ar« worth only 42 ,ce'nta in comparison with what they would buy in 1940. The reason, of course, U inflation of food prices mid of farm products. Retail prices for food have increased 136 per cent since 1940. An<j prfeea received by farmers are up 194 per cent over their level 11 years ago. Inflation IUM pushed average price* of all good*, commouitieA, and .services up an average of 85 per cent since 1840, the study by the Northwestern National Life Insurance Company !ndi- catM. Thia makft* today's ^dollar average about *4 cenU in purchasing power. The only reported exception to general Inflation In electric and gan service, tier* customer* arc getting even mor* lor their money than they aid Sn 1940. This gas- electric dollar (or the country w a whole In worth $101 in purchasing power. Because of continued controls on rental charges, the survey shows renters' dollars worth 77 cfnts. But home-bulleiers' dollars are worth only 44 cenu In L9M. That consumers fnce still greater losses in the purchasing power of their dollars is suggested by tht survey's warning that the output of consumer .floods now is actually shrinking due to shifts into defence pioductlon. This situation foreshadows greater competition In bidding up prices—unless prire and wage controls are properly instituted and efficiently and impartially enforced. -NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE SO THEY SAY Whooza Bum?' •hou.der patch to identify members if the present Congress should bear ome reference to "tht mud-sling- ng 8Snd." Seldom has the debate, laKlcularly In the once-august descended to such low lev- once over lightly- By A. A. According to .the new* wire services, Emperor Hirohito hi* tattn cn;oyii:g his relatively new status as an unfrocked god. It U reported that he has been "humanized" since being divest«4 of hi* fuU-tLoM employment as a 'pants-wearing deity. ' This strikes me as a proce.ss that could be duplicated, in the U. S. of A, with beneficial results lor the subjects. There Is considerable doubt, however, that any of the t inhorn gods for whom I recommend incrtal status will enjoy the proposition to any extent. The "humanizing" I would like Peter fcfstm's Washington Column — 'Mudsiinging 82^ Might Be Name for Present Congress WASHINGTON (NBA) — A slve war in Korea Is. It has of cours* been a long hot summer. The issues before Congress have been complex and vexing. Nervous tensions have been greater than usual under national and International emergencies. While a 1 1 this should have called for cool heads and steady hands, r«ier Edna tnere has been little in evidence. Instead, wave alter wave of ugly vituperation. In the whole record of the 82nd Congress to date, there has been only one breath of fresh air. That WAS Illinois Senator Douglas' in- vesligatlori info standards of ethical conduct for government. Rut even It blew so faintly and for such a short time that It barely cooled out fevered Congressional brow Republicans and Democrats alike are guilty in this branigan. After all. President Truman's own ill- lempeied blasts at the Marines and the music critic hardly set the lone for dignified proceedings, The President, however, lias been on the receiving end for more abuse than he has dished out. He Ins had to defend his nciion in relieving Goiu Douelns Mac Arthur o; his command. He has had to defend his secretary ot Slate He Ims had to defend an inconelu- He has had to defend unpopula; recommendations for increased defense costs, increased taxes, increased economic controls. He IIHJ had to detend the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and charges of irregularity against his Democratic National Committee Chairman William M, Boyle. A* Senator, Truman Would Have Led Way In al] this. U is Interesting to speculate on how Harry Truman would have met such challenges i) he had been a Senator. If he lived up to the form he set when he headed the famous Truman investigating committee of war times, he would have been the first to show his impatience with irregularities that border on corruption. He would have taken the lead— then—in cleaning up the Democratic administration instead of trying to maintain that it was above reproach. The second major influence In current governmental mudsiinging procedures has of course been McCarthyism. Wisconsin Sen. Joseph H. McCarthy's attack on Gen, George C, Marshall will rank high in nny historical collection of the most disgrace fill orations of Congressional record. Ri!i?a:'dles-s of the motive of the Senator's campaign, his methods and tactics now seem to have infected (he whole Senatorial process. Senator McCarthy's two-hour attack on GOP Senators Margaret Carthy scourged them. Republican Senators Brlcker of Ohio and Capehart of Indiana are now accused of similar mudsiinging tactics SOT their minority report ->n RFC, In it they charged the President and Democratic Chairman Boyle with being "graduates of one of the most corrupt political ma chine, 1 ! or any state," Taking up the challenge. Democratic Majority Leader McFarland ol Arizona and Senator Fulbright of Arkansas, who was chairman in the two-year investigation of RFC charge the two Republicans with "demagogic piety" and "undue abuse." Mudslinginf Continue* Unabated From the general-public's point o: view, it Is possible to endorse th) view of Senators Capehart and Bricker that, "Morality in government has declined to the lowest ebb in the nation's history." This condemnation, however, must be applied to other facets of government than the RFC. It is also, possible to endorse the view of the Republican Floor Leader, Sen. Kenneth Wherry of Nebraska, when he objects to the Senate Rule, s Committee report on the Maryland election because it narrowed to one state the full brunt of criticism of political practices that deserve national attention. Both sides are right here in their criticisms of each other. A plauge on both their houses. When sucrh a situation arises, the voters certainly have a right and The DOCTOR SAYS By HI) WIN P. JORDAN'. M. D. Written for NEA Service Among the contagious diseases whooping cough still tanks high as a cause of prolonged illness and a menace during the school year. One child coming with whooping cough into the schoolroom may spread the disease. But this isn't all because children can bring it home to baby brothers or sisters or to elderly members of he household and whooping cough can be very serious Indeed for the I'ery old and the very young. The severe bouts 01 coughing, even though they may last for weeks, are generally more annoying than dangerous to the school age child. In babies and In the elderly, the strain on the heart and lungs can cause pneumonia, bronchitis, heart failure, and even death. For this reason, even If one were perfectly happy about the disagreeable features of whooping cough for school children and the loss of weeks of school, it'would b« good if whooping cough could be placed among the lias-been diseases, Actually, progress In the problem of conquering this diease Is rathe emrouraging. There is available i vaccine which seems to prevent man> cases of whooping cough and make others more mild. If the doctor recommends It, the vaccine can be give* when a child Is about six month; old. Treatment also has taken some big strides forward. An immune se rum has been reported of consider able value. And now at least one o the newer antibiotic relatives of pe Icillin appears to give fine results. Indeed, the improved methods o treatment can prove life-saving fo infants and the elderly. Facts to Know Parents ought to be familiar wit two or three other things abou whooping cough. The incubation per lod, that is the time between posure and showing symptoms the disease, varies between abou four and 20 days but is usually abou 10. Also the first symptoms consist o slight fever, running no.se, and the cannot be easily distinguished fro: an ordinary cold or from the firs stage of measles. But it Is at this time that th disease i* most contagious so her another reason why it 1s best t Chnse Smith of Maine and Robert} an obligation to look for new lead- C. Hendrickson of New Jersey was raw stuff. They'had joined in a Senate Rules committee report criticizing McCarthy's role in the Maryland election of Sen. John M. Butler and the defeat of Millard Tyd.ngs. Mc- ership in both political parties and nil their factions. The man of the hour in politics would be someone who could lead oy inspiration rather than by mud- si ing ing. IN HOLLYWOOD B.v KKSKINK JOHNSON SEA Staff Correspondent We iniLtt first correct the mistakes in our democratic system, and there HIT sur.e and then v.e miLSl, by example, convince the world that ours is the besl system.— LL-Gen. Albert Wedomnyer. forinei Sixth Army coinmancici. in d/chiring nnit the U. S. \vuuld never def: at communi un with foriM: ol aim*. * * t <• Haionra Stanwyck and CLaudeile Colbert are Ihc only two stars 1 can think uf who are c«r- reuliy giialed,—Leonard Fox. Hollywood bra and COI.-Ct L\\|)fTL * » * Whatever happ?its in Korea, we must nol make the mi.stRke of jumping to the condition that the Soviet rulers hftve given uu their idea* of world conquest.—President Truman. * » * We do not alluw poisoning human beings hi chemistry clashes. It is equally important thai we stop teaching economic and social schemes to overthrow our sy-slem of government.—D. D. Hubbell, Piesident ot (he Ohio Sons of the Amen tan Revolution. * * * Today the church Is the only essential or- ganisation that stands against Marxism. It we in the church are not strong m this army of God we will be the losers.—Dr. Joseph H. Hall, Philadelphia Divinity School. * * • We are suffering not from too much logic, but from too little contemplation . . .' Arisloile thought that philosophizing started out from wonder ... i suspect, that (modern) logical Uicorip* take the direction Ihat they do because . . wonder . . . f-s no longer there.—Father Vincent Turner, HOLLYWOOD (NEAi — Behind of movie dolls who are being oller- ihe S.-rcvn: Merle Obcron'.s rcUrc-| eel exclusive .seven-year contracts at moat annt/.iiiccmeiit. liv.t -n- • .iguros .rctii $750 to $ 000 pet- week uoumcff by thi.s colunui, lus RKO's ; by the big TV network*. Contr cts lauyu> siiininccl. Th:v, ms.-i that! permit Brondnay ph'.y.^ b;H FOR;hr .-turiio .still ha.i Merle uiuici i iHD mutkni picture woric in Kolly- ooulr ct for more picture;-, but re- vroort. (u.^e lo .srn how many. Merle was • * * * paid lull ><U;'ry when .she reported io RKO Inr the lead In "The K j- itau S.ory'' la.sl ynr ami proi.uc- keep a youngster with symptoms o o see happen to a number of pojf tkal deities is based on the clay- ootetiness they have displayed »nd h* inclinations to promot* them- elves a« lower-case gods. It seems that too many Individ- als of late, having found them-' elves in positions allowing them i regulat* the actions of inert xpayinj mortals, have become wed with themselves and coiue- uenUy afflicted with the ide* thafc heir benevolence should be per pet- a ted, I do not attempt any religion* llegory or.other reference to th« teld of divinity in mentioning this, there ui no more religion in- olved in such a situation than nere Is at a parmiutuel track. For the .jjumanizing treatment, el's take Harry Truman as an cx- mple.. From his crony-stocked !>]yi»pu£. he appears (o find it dif~ iculL to understand why the tax- aying mortal could po&sibly find ause for complaint. The odds -are impressive that it Cousin Harry were to be divested •f his »50,GOO tax-free expen.se ae- ount and yacht, airplane and lim- msinefi now at hLs disposal, and lad his pay-check cut down to white-collar size, h« might undtr- iand. ' If Harry would try paying h^j^ i )wn grocery, rent and utility bilft* 'inanclng hi* own transportation and coughing up his: own vacation expenses, it might make It easier r or him to understand why th« rest of us would prefer a little tea* boondoggling as long u wt also to support a defense program and "the world In general. Something's got to give aomt- where, but that' Idea doesn't Mem to b* reaching the height* of CHym- is. For anyone who wanted to make a project out of It, there's a lot of this humanifcing, dethroning and general ego-deflating to be done. To name only a few, I would nominate Dean Acheson, a double- talking version of the two-faced god Janus; Oscar Fwing, who ill conceals a hankering to reign a« a god of welfare; and Gen. Harry Vanghan. the tin soldier aptly cast In the role of Loki, the Norse god of discord and mischief. (How a Norse god got into this Olympus U no more puzzling than how Vanghan got to Washington In a general's togs, so shadriup.) . ; ',^ They and the thousands oT r b'u- reaucrats in Olympus-on- the- Potomac, however, would not be lik'ely to enjoy "humanizing" a.s the busted Hirohito does. Tossed off theirfc political clouo>, they probably woulcS scream like the combined populace of Hades at the thought of having to return to working for a living. But J am weltering in optimism, T fear,, for nothing but the complete crumbling of their clay feet will bring the«e junior-grade gods ft cold away from school or from '^-tumblinp. Ah. well; pass the nec- other children in the family. O. late in July, several hundered residents of the capital city dropped in to take part in the one-session events. One unusual partnership in the.se non-championship events was that of a Democratic congressman playing with a Republican congressman. In (lie hand shown today, the two congressmen earned a fine score by hidciina and making a grand slam. There was nothing to ihe play, iince man Page Belcher (Rep.) of Oklahoma, jumped to four no-trump, he intended to issue a general slam invitation. Congressman Carl Albert (Dem.), also of Oklahoma, accepted the invitation in no uncertain way by jumping to six no- trump. Most bridge experts would consider this an overbid North naturally went on to seven no-trump, expecting to find at least 19 tricks in the hand. As the play of the hand ended. Congressman Belcher commented wryly, "Wouldn't you just know that there'd be a Democrat diving overboard and relying on a Republican to see him through?" To which Congressman Albert replied, "When the smoke clears, you'll find a Democrat playing- the hand!" tar. Hector— all This parching my throat, clay dust ii 75 Years Ago In •fythevilffr— Rabbi Maurice Lyons, who ie to be In charge of Temple Israel, will conduct his first services Friday night at eight o'clock. Mrs. James B. Olark, chairman ot the BlytheviHe Democratic Women's club, has been named to represent the First District in the speakers bureau for the Democratic Women's campaign. Mrs. Gertrude Southworth, Mrs. Estelle Anthony and son, W. O. Jr, of Chicago, will arrive tomorrow to visit Mr. and Mrs. C. W. RamejB and other friends. They formerly Jived here. on s. .Mike" — Milk u K HCS rit-sl:UT \FTsioii—"ill hrri series. I a ml Hi r irtc- Bar!>;'.r.t Lawrence i$ [filing ;uiK (tint Mie wants (o give up her movie f. rr ai-.cl settle down to " being pi A in Mr*. Johnny Murphy. , The Nina Foch-VmcctUc MunicHi cupirt items arid up to 7^ro M:vieiowvL phuiog-s are in a N e\v .rr ,«,iiic A!ly>on',s rental to pu=e vr ti'.n :a?,inc photo layouts ami sue i ci c.i mini!, to MGM. But thtr .studio | :an't ^e; June to cooperate photo- i .. !.se, either. • Humphrey Bovurt'-s Enmity over report* ihat he dissolved his i'a.i- LMIH Pi-crtuction.s ijcc.mse oJ the reel ink on the b-jcXkceping p.i,:u v s. The independent company, tie insists. lias merely clc-scd down temporarily \o .save overhead coiUs, NORTH A A K Q J V A Q .1 * A J 9 3 3 WEST * 87 652 V -t 2 + 10 *J9752 EAST * 10 1 ¥ 10763 476542 *K 10 SOUTH. <») i Carmen Mir.uula is nixing aroimd- [ Ihe-CAlcntlar night club dales. She'll Dick Powell and Pcps>" l>->* are work only six months a year fn U«! nieeinji their shoulders about It", future. . . . I'roduccr Airs Gottlieb j but Joyce Hoklen. playing a tnor- has l'.r...uluay hopes for his local ] oughbred horse who assume* hu- stag? hit. "Susan." It kids Holly man tonu, steals first honors from under their IUMCA in Ul> "You Never Can Tell." She'll be groomed a.s the studio's No. I comedy star, wood—but in a nice way. Report.* that Katharine Cornell u, developed a case of cold feet * * * j about her UlmbiograpUy of Flor"We're better friends since our ence Nightingale aren't true. The divorce, but we're not thinking ,>iagc 5tAr has secret plans to tilm abownt a reconcilialton." : tne ~ picture in 1953 after she ap- Tliat's what Ann Dvorak loM n\c See IfOl.l.V W •»>!* Tage. S nl the Mncambn when I spotted her with |£or Dejta, thr husband !shr divorced A frw weeks a^o. A tf\\ momrnts before, Klla lxis«n. al hrr lop sinjtinj form, bad \»ar- Wfd ' Tlic Thrill 1* Gone." "When you've been toju'thcr a tonp; time." added bic-orbed 1 Ann. "It'.s perfectly nalurrtl that you \\;uit to have dinner Top,Pihr! urd fiTsri out how lliinc.s are aoiiia. L.>fs of mvocced people ha\« dinner lo- IV M.VKS MOVIES Wl!erl lh(> n , tlonM brid^ Char \oud M turpnst «t tht number, pionihips bc«in In Washington, • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Hv OSWALD JM'OBV Written for NE.% Service fven Congressmen Can Bid This Hand VK98 j + AQJJ4 North-South vuL South H'«t Nor Ik 1 A Pass 2 • 2 V Pass 2 A 2 N.-T. Pasi 4 N -T 6 N.-T. Pasi 1 N.-T. Pass Pan Opening lead—^ t Cut Paw Pas. National Banner Answer to Previous Puult HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted is the flag of 3 Age 4 Accomplish 5 Brother of Jacob (Bib.) 6 Bird's home 7 Commanded 8 Slate 9 French article lOThree (prefix) 11 Chemical compound 12 Break in scansion 17 Pronoun 7 This country is on ihe sea 13 Knobbed 14 Opposed 15 Constellation 16 Stage whisper 18 Butlcrtlies , , 19 Board (ab.) scansion of the 20 Channels 17 Pronoun Nations 22 Greek letler 20 Igneous tochs 34 Knotty 53 Shakespearean 21 U has man y 36 Smaller king . ~~~ 24 Handsome youth there were at least 13 (rick* in top cards, but only one other pair was ambitious enough to bid (or all the tricks. As » bridge player. 1 must point out thut the congressional bidding was not exactly in the classic tradition. The other pair got to the slam in more orthodox style. The first two bids were the same, but ! J Great artery 25 Always 27 Icelandic saga 28 Emanation 29 Atop 30Plural {ab.) 31 Nickel (symbol) 32 Giant king ot Bashan 33 Single thin* 35 Rodents 38 Organ ot sm«U " 39 Journey 40 Psyche part 41 Continued storiet 47 Chios 48 Pedal digit 2fi Unrefined 44 Not (prefix) 33 It is a member 45 Type of bomb 46 Crippled 49 Japanese outcast SI Malt beverage 53 Boy's nickname 37 Jets 42 Nobleman 43 Cheerful 55 Suffix smith's (irst rebid was a raise to three diamonds. He knew that his two honors in that suit were bound lo solidify North's suit .and thai the Immediate raise would [ell tht story as nothing else could. He was riuht, for his partner's very next bid was seven no-1 rump. NcvfvthrloM. the cyinere.vmen got | to ttii right tpot. When Congreo- 51 Atmosphere 52 Natural fall 54 Egg dish 56 Fatal 57 Measuring devices VERTICAL 1 Firm t Phrased

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