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FAcntrouK BLTTHEV1LLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MAy 9, THE BLYTHEVILLE COUBIER NEWS THE COURIER KEW8 CO. H. W BA1NES, Publliber • JAMES L. VERHOEFP, Editor D. HUUAH, AdTtitisbw Sol* N*Uon» Adtertlflnt Rtpre»ent»tiY»:^ •W«llM* Winner Co. New Sort Ohlcxo. CttnXt, Atlanta, Uemphlm. ~~ PublWwd Cttn Afternoon Except 6und»y Intend M second class matte: at the po«t- effle* »t BlytoevUle, Ark»na»». under »ct ol Coo- Itt*. October ». l»n ~ Member, bl The AuocUled Prew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or »nir luburban town where carrier service la --oato Utoed 20o per week, 01 8Sc pel month Bi mall, (Withlr a radius o! 60 miles, M.OO per year 12 00-for six months tl.OO for three month*: bj mal) 60 mill «one 110.00 per ye« payable'In advance- Meditations Hut thoa found honey? Eit to much » l« •affitknt or the*, lesl thou be filled Ih.rewlth, and vomit U.—Proverbs 25:16. • • » Jor aught I see, they are as sick, that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with notning; It is no mean happiness, therefore, lo be seated In the mean; superfluity comes Sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longcr.-Shakcspcare. Barbs An Oregon man still wears a tie he has had for 35 years. It should be getting knotty with age. • • • Tell junior * tpanklng breeze Is nil In a diy'» work »nd mi«Tb« he'll get over wanting to be a wllor when he {rows up. • • • A riorida man lost a linger landing one llsh. Some guys would give an arm for one day on » lake. • • • Four thousand persons witnessed a wedding In Cmllfornla. Did anybody notice what the groom was wearing? • • • Peeping-toe shoes, halo hats and net gloves are safe again. Snow days are .over. of the arduous role of a double life. Undoubtedly the American Communist* are wondering the same thing, an " v -jndering it very seriously. It may be expected that, because of these trial revelations, their vigilance will be redoubled in every cell throughout the country. They will be alert for any auspicious move by other volunteers. And this can scarcely help but make the tension and risk even greater for the invaluable informants who still remain in the Communist ranks. We don't know exactly what this nation or its government can do by way of thanks to these brave young people. But we hope that they will somehow realize that a great many of their countrymen, who have neither the chance nor skill nor courage to do what Ihey have done, appreciate their services deeply. Amid all the emotionalism and publicity that surrounds the campaign against the menace of communism, they are doing a quiet, secret work that really counts. Spiritual Centure Some GOP colleagues of Sen. Raymond Baldwin of Connecticut have accused him of party disloyalty lor accepting a jndgeship in his native state. They seem to think thai the senator should judge not, lest he be also judged. VIEWS OF OTHERS World Attack on a World Problem FBI'S 'Planted' Communists Rate Niche in Heroes' Hall It is about time that a song of praise •was raised for two unsung American heroes. They shot no enemies and won no medals during the war. But there must be plenty of veterans who would not have traded combat duty for the assignment that these two had. We refer to Herbert A. Philbrick and Angela Colomiris, the FBI informants who recently testified at the trial of the Communist leaders in New York. Mr. Phil brick spent nine years in the Communist movement. Miss Colomiris was a party member for seven. The former said he received only his expenses from the government during that time. Misg Colomiria made no mention of being recompensed at all. Theirs was not only a patriotic service. It must have been one of the most nerve-wracking dramatic performances ever given. And without meaning to take a~ny credit from the young woman . volunteer, we would guess that what Mr. Philbrick went through was enough to tax his sanity. He maintained his job and a normal home life. He deceived his family completely. But what is more important, he deceived the Communists. Both he and Miss Colomiris held important positions in the party which gave them, among other things, an accurate line on party membership in the respective groups in Boston and New York. It is trying enough to most of us who ever went through the experience to spend any length of time with native Communists. They are desperately earnest, tiresomely argumentative, maddeningly illogical and, so far as we have been able to observe, totally devoid of a sense of humor. But if the obvious non-Communist finds them trying, what must it be like to be a non-Communist who pretends to > be a believer! Never once could he lower his guard. Never once when his ex- asparation approached the breaking point, as surely it must have, could he rise up in meeting, shout, "Oh nuts!" and stalk out. He had to stay and take it and pretend to like it. Further, the masquerading non-Communist had to take insults from his loyal fellow-Americans in public appearances as a Communist demonstrator. And more than that, he must have been conscious of the ever-present risk of being found out. ' When at last Miss Colomiris and Mr. Philbrick were allowed to drop their disguises and appear as themselves, their relief must have been worth all the compensation they deserved and did not receive. But the disclosure of their past activity makes one wonder how many other patriots are performing similar duties, »nd when they will be relieved On and On, Ad Inf initum Moral Support From U.S. Vital To Future of China, and All Asia The DOCTOR SAYS By lidwm P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service More pccple are 65 or older now I than ever before. Not only are there I more elderly people, but oldsters I are forming a constantly increasing proportion of the whole population. I Older people have medical prob- _.., „ „ lems which are different from those | i asked him what he thought of the By DeWilt Mackenzie AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Your columnist 1ms encountered an unusual analysis of China'* cnsls, by an interesting personality —Dr. Hu Shili, Chinese philosopher^ caucator and diplomat who was ani^S bassador to Washington in 1938-42. The distinguished Dr. Hu has Just arrived In New Vork from hh homeland on a tour to study the world situation, and I hart a chat A-ith him In his apurtment over a cup of tea which he himself brewed. " VdTe TOR U) AMP W6'/,L E6UEVE Tfcli WAN OF OF BURPENI" of youlh and middle age. Some changes In anatomy and In physiology develop with the years. 1 There is, for example, some atrophy or shrinking of almost all | Ihe tissues as one grows older— there is even some loss In height. I Also there is a constant increase of what Is called fibrous tissue, [which can best be described as the I development of a scar or scarring I In all of the organs and tissues. Affects Orgam The heart, the liver, the skin anrt I all other organs show this gradunl I replacement with fibrous tissue. It I accounts (or such things as Ihe I changed appearance of the skin in old people. | The functions of Ihe body lend to slow down and deteriorate slowly. Seeing and hearing become less 1 acute, the digestive system is less active and the other functions all behave In a similar way. These are all normal changes which merely accompany the older years and may or may not cause any distress. I No two people age at exactly the same rale of speed, ordinarily it testimony before the Senate Armed Servtces Committee by General Claire Chcnault who said America still could save China (and Asia) , 1 is not until the forties or early fifties that any conscious adjustment to the aging process is nec- I essary. people who reach the older vears should consider the slightly 'rom Communist control by assistance costing about $1,000,000 a day. "I'm nol a military expert." replied Dr. Hu. "and am not qualified (o pass judgement nn lhat estimate. Of course, maler- erial aid is needed bul I don't believe Hie exact amount of help matters nearl so inm-li as would the moral support of America. "That's the great thing—the assurance that the United States t$ with us. "The greatest weakness of Nationalist China now is lowered morale due lo tile belief lhat she Ims lost American support. I can tell you now lhat the collapse of the 'Nankin? government resulted 'rom the reports that the United States could do nothing more for China. "Surh news spreads rapidly In my country. You mustn't forgr^ lliat at least 50.000 of our inteler^ tuals were educated in Ihe United States. <Dr. llu himself Is a graduate of Cornell and has honorary degrees from many American universities.) Naturally Ihey keep in close touch with the United Stairs ly [decreased capacity of their tune- ' and any reaction here towards China The question about the hen and the egg suggests Itself whenever a recession in world trade appears, accompanied by on Increase In economic- nationalism. Which comes firr.l, the recession or the attempt by various countries to gain special protection for their trade in their own separate and often conflicting ways? This much Is certain: once the two get under way they contribute to each other's destructive Influence. Each becomes in part a cause, In part an effect, of the other. So never mind which comes first; lackle them both at once—that is the approach which the United Nations Is now developing to deal with signs of slack in some sections ol world business and with what UN trade experts describe as "a rising tide of economic nationalism." This approach has Just been outlined In » proposal by R. F. Harrod, British economist, to the UN's Economic and Social Council. Urging a conference, perhaps by some other rosier name, the proposal has struck sparks among UN leaders. They »re nearly all lor It, and Its usefulness to world economic stability 1» further underscored by Russian opposition to it. "It is for us lo point out to tiic authorities," say the UN experts, "that the end of he postwar inflationary phase Is the right moment to reconsider policy. Among the purposes of » UN meet- ingon world trade would be a re-establishment of the convertibility ol major currencies. This simply means that the conlerence ought to work for an agreement among gover/unenls to make pounds, francs and so forth more freely exchangable for dollars and other "hard" currencies at whatever rates the demand for these currencies indicates. Today the relationship U tightly controlled. That a Briton should suggest this course seems significant, If Mr. Harrod was not talking entirely "off the cuff," his words would seem to reflect * lessening of reluctance In London to revalue the pound downward. In any event, the freeing of currencies [rom strict national controls could be one part ol a broad program o freeing trade channels. These efforts, taken on a world scale at a moment when separate nations might otherwise try to dam up world trade lo keep other nations' products out oJ their home markets, could spell all the difference between a sharp decline of confidence and an orderly readjustment in world commerce. They would tie in with Ihe endeavors of the International Trade Organization (» UN prolege still awaiting approval by the United States Senate) and the conference in Annccy, France, to Increase trade through tariff adjustments. The philosophy of all such moves Is very simple. It is that nations must and will take steps to protect and extend their trade. They may take them individually and thus set up worldwide crosscurrents, start trade wars, and mnke worse the very situation against which they arc trying to defend themselves. Or tlicy can work togrtnr, harmonizing their various approaches by agreement, finding out what each can contribute lo the welfare of all. and how that genera] welfare can be won at the least cost to each. In the UN is a good place to carry on such efforts, and a good time to begin is now. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Feeling of Frustration Seen as Cause For Republican Senator's Resignation By Peter F.dson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NBA)— Res>K"a- ion of Republican Senator R.iy- nond B. Baldwin of Connecticut jresents an Interesting case history of a U. S. senator's life under modern conditions. Baldwin is quilting the Senate because ol almost complete trustra- ion in Washington. He has felt that he wasn't getting any place with his idea.s. He has felt that his job as a senator was Impossible. Baldwin came to Washington in 1M6. He was a progressive Republican and he wa.s full of beans. He had vice-presidential nnd ever presidential ambitions. He thought the future of the Republican Party lay In getting away from reaction. He worked with a small group o senators who had liberal Idea somes-hat like hl.s own—Ivp.i of Ne\ York, Atken of Vermont, Tobey o New Hampshire. Saltonstall an Lodge of Massachusetts, Thye Minnesota, Morse of Or ego Knowland ol California. At Philadelphia Insl year. Bald win was pretty much in the Stas sen camp. He was bitterly dlsap pointed when the Connecticut GO machine hopped on the IX bandwagon. . He was further disappoints when he returned to Washing to this year. His liberal GOP failed to make Senator Lodge R publican policy leader. And on man other issues Baldwin took a ben. Too Many l>emands for One Being a conscientious individu Baldwin worked Ions hours hard at his job. Nipht after nig he has stayed In his office in nearly midnight. The stacks of mail in his offi If piled one on lop of anoth would sometimes have reached fo d five feet high. He tried lo look It all, and couldn't. He tried lo udy all legislation and couldn't, metime-s the backlog of work ould be only iwo led high. He ould think he was making pro- ess. Then along would come a letter om some well-heeled constituent, lling on the sands of Florida or desert resorts of Arizona and ilifoinia. The letlers would blast le senator because he wasn't inf and because he wasn't caring out the selfish ideas of what- •er fat cat was yowling at him. uch vicious attacks would throw senator into despair. The job ain't worth the punishment. Baldwin is a big man—a six-foot• and a 203-poundcr. But his con- tilution and temperament were ist not suited for this Washlng- on madhouse. He didn't have the lephant nlde that President Trulan says is essential for nil gov- rninent officials. It's essential for nnpressmcn, too, and it explain. vhy there are so many loueh old ] lions and organs and save them | accordingly. This does nol mean lhat all ol Ithe active joys of life have to be cut out, but merely that one should be sensible about them and engage 1 in those which are best suited to ] the age and physical condition. Nolc: 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. • * • THE DOCTOR ANSWERS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. I>. Question: What can be done for f course repeated to Baldwin. ] hyperthyroidism with a metabolism When he called Bridges' office to O f plus 38 and a blood pressure ol ask about ''• lnc senator from New isunphsire refused lo talk. He had one of his secretaries tell Baldwin's secretary lhat he — Bridges — could- Vt be disturbed because he was having dinner with Governor Bowles. This snide remark— striking a new low even for Bridges — was of course a reference to the fact that Baldwin had resigned from the Senate to accept from Democratic Gov. Chester Bowles of Connecticut an «ppointment to the State Supreme Court of Errors. In going on the Connecticut bench, Baldwin will make considerable personal sacrifice. His salary will drop from 515.000 to M2.000. He will have to give up a partnership in his law firm and resign from directorships in several corporations. What he will get out nf " ls rc " lative peace and life at his home in Stratford, plus a. Job he has wanted for nearly 10 from 180 to 220? Answer: This is obviously a complicated problem since there seem to be two diseases present. Removal or treatment of the overacting thyroid gland misht possibly help the high blood pressure, but nn the other hand surgery is somewhat more risky In such cases. geezers surviving on Capilol Hill. Under the hninmering of this scs- ion, Baldwin's hands begun to shake and his complexion turned lo wet dough. A physical checkup showed nothing organically wrens with him. He was only 55. But. he knew lha t if he stayed in this bus- 'ness. he might never sec 65 or even CO. Mrs. Baldwin's health was not too good, either, and she did not like living in a Washington apartment where her husband came only to sleep. They decided the game wasn't worth the candle. lirhlsrs Remarks Slruck Ixi\v Whra Senator Baldwin's resiRna- lion was announced. Republican Sea. styles H. Bridges commented that Baldwin had sold himself lor 30 pieces of silver. Tills dirty crack sot on the radio that night and was it. . years. He was first pvopovd for Ihe court in 1941. This - 75 Years Ago In B/yt/ievif/e— Members of the Blytheville Rotary Club and their "Anns" who U be in Memphis during the Rory Convention are Mr. and Mrs. W. Alflick, U.S. Branson. C. A innlnglmm. J. Louis Cherrv. amcs B. Clark. Mr. anrt Mrs. E. Ferguson, Bernard Gooch. Dr. id Mrs I. R. Johnson. R D. ughes. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kirbv. r. find Mrs. J. L. Guard. R. F. irshmer, Cecil Shane, Mr. and Mrs. is quickly recognized and the news spreads." The doctor emphasised all this with never-ceasing gestures ol his very expressive hands. He is a Vivid personality who lalks as much with lis hands as he does with his tongue. He should go far as a pan- .ominisl. Cilcs Belgium anrt France T pointed to the very grave military position of the Nationalist forces in face nt the great Communist drive, anrt nsked Dr. Hu If he felt the Nationalists still hnrt a chance to win. He nodded, and said: "As T see it, our position Is no worse today Ihan was that of say France and Belgium after they were invaded by the Germans in the late war. Both those countries were overrun by the enemy. Ther positions were desparate as could uft-t But the people didn't lose IheWj cournee. Why? Because they knew the allied powers would stand by them. And in Due course the Germans n-ere evicted. "I believe the Nationalist cause isn't lost. We still can win" I asked Dr. Hu if he subscribed to the idea that the Chinese Communists are hooked directly with was after Democrat Robert A. Hurley had defeated Baldwin for the governorship. Hurley said no, he wanted to save Baldwin for the governorship. Hurley said no, he wanted to save Baldwin so as to defeat him again in 1942. Baldwh pinned Hurley's ears back m was re-elected in 1944. Baldwin wanted to retire fron politics in 1946 at the end of hi third term as governor. Repubhcai leaders in Connecticut insisted tha he run for the Senate, so he gav in. Bul having now given 10 year of his life to his party, he (eels h owfs it nothing. He is taking the Supreme Com job now because it is a hie ap poinlmcnt and he knows that 1 may never have another chance a IN HOLLYWOOD I!y Erskinc Johnson NEA SUff Correspondent I role with a British accent. "I'd be crazy to even try it," she I told me. 1 "I win an Oscar and then si art lalking with a Brlltsh accent? Not (me The critics would murder me." One sequence, though, has her talking wilh a Corkncy accent when she hirtcj lirr Identity. • * » All of Fred Allaire's screen dancing partners. Ginger Rogers, .loan I Fontaine, Rita Haywnrth. Joan Leslie, elc.. will be nn Hie screen for Three Pennies/' Or Now it's Caufield Bob Stack anrt Joan . Marjorie Main is giving her close friends ROOSC pimples by claiming that she has been hearing Wallace Beery's voice call- in? tn her Fox will plovify thc airline hoslr-sscs h) a m:w film now tn Matt Taylor's typewriter. • » » lron-F.ycs Cody, Ihe Indian actor, is playing an Indian cliieltain role in "Annie Gel Your Gun' I flnsh" M-G-M hopes, in Us He's nlso technical advisor on the Astaire film biography. They'll use | picture and supplied most of the McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Ry William E. McKenney America's Card Aulhoritj Written for NEA Service Contrasting Rubber And Tourney Play Is there a difference in the bidding or play of a hand in tournament and rubber bridge? Yes, there is a great deal of difference. In rubber bridge all that is necessary is thai yon make your contract. The making ol an extra trick or wo means only an additional twon- gree with the Bridge World that Here is no criticism or commenLs be made on the bidding, I like he description they give on the )lay for rubber bridge. The opening lead ol a small diamond was won by the declarer with he ace. In rubber hridge. it was pointed out, that now the correct >Iay Is a small spade to the jack. :n this way you protect yourself against losing only a spade, diamond and a club. Of course, if there arc five spades in one hand you will always be down. The lorr.anient player who wouW play for the spades to be split, 3-2 would cash Ihe ace and kins;, hop- in? to drop the queen. However mast tournament playeifi knov that Ihe percentage favors a 4-' split in the trump and on (his theory they should make exactly Ihe same play as the rubber bridge plaver. Moscow. "Of course they are," he exclaimed, and raced into an adjoining room to return with a copy of the Chinese Communist Party's con- situation. He read an extract which committed the party to the Moscow line. "Because of that." said the doctor, "the fate of all Asia is involved in Ihe Chinese civil war. If China should he taken over, then the rest of the Orient would fall under control of Russia. J. A I.eech. Samuel C. Owen. O. S. Lemons. Dr. H. A. Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Lynch. Byron Morse, E. M. McCnll. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Nunn. the Rev. nnri Mrs. W. V. Womack. T. O. Seal, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Phillips. W. M. Scruggs, C. Scbaugh. Charles Penn. W. H. Stovall nnd Jack Applcbaum. Mrs. H. A. Smith. Mrs. H. H. Houchins. Mrs. S. E. Vail, Mrs. Bula Rutledge nnd her sister. Mrs. Archer, spent last weekend in Little Rock. They were accompanied home by Mrs. Houchins' mother.^ Mrs. G. D. Underwood, who \vil^ visit Mr. and Mrs. Houchins. and Mr. nnd Mrs. George Muir for two weeks. She also will go to Fulton. Mo., lor Mother's Day with Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Houchins, who will visit Mr. Houchins' mother. Musical Instrument HORIZONTAL 3 Free 1 Depicted wind 1 Negative reply instrument ^ It is played with 13 Indolent 14 Oil 15 Central 16 Leeward island 18 Consumed SO THEY SAY The only way to avoid it (a tax increase) is to cut expenses—all expenses.—Sen, Robert A. Taft IR) of Ohio. * « * We need American aid. Let there be no mis- lake about lhat. Nor are we ashamed ol accepting It, Without it we should have had to impose such severe cuts, both in the rehabilitation and modernization of our Industry and in personal consumption, that the whole economic and social structure in Europe would have been in Riavr danger.—Sir Hartley Shawcross, attorney general of England. * * • - The business of a university Is lo educate by conflicts ol opinion—Harold J. Laski, professor ol political science, University of London. clips from past dancing sequences I it legal clearance can be arranged. When Rudy Vallee was introduced to Frankie Lnine. Ihe new I Idol of the bouby-sox set. Rudy I said: "Oh. so you're Ihe fellow who \ sings on one foot." On one foot or two. Frnnkle sells a song like no olher singer. He proved lhat at his Coconut Grove opening here. I asked him about that one-foot routine. "I don't know why 1 do It." ne said. "Tt just happens. It's the rylhni. It gets me. It doesn't hap pen In every sonii. I can control my feet during ballads. Bul rylhm songs get me." Hear! Trouble Jennifer Jones new heart bent. I hear, is a London psychoanalyst. He psychoanalyzed her and they discovered U was love. Encouraging note: I just dlscov- •xulhentlc Indian props. The props' are from his Indian museum, the, Moose Heart, on the outskirts of Grilfith Park. A sign on the new enintv museum reads.: "Hnsfrt until I finish playing Indian." Martin Ragaway and Lcn Stern, it develops, can write olher thincs besides gags. Ill is so cxciled ivcr Ihrir script. "Abbolt and Cr,,tcllo in the Forcing Legion." Ihe picture goes into production May IB. Now thye're writing another film for Mnrjorie Main nnd Percy Kilbrirte. "Ma and Pa Kettle In New York." CBS is talking a radio denl with comics Gene McCarthy and Tommy Farrell (son of Glcndal . Jose Ferrer, who Arc." ni\ed scored in "Joan nearly 29 scripts lore accepting a role with Gene Tierney In "Mothinkj the Lndy.' 4 AK 10 7 B5.1 » AK • A2 * A 10 Tournament—Neither vul. Soutk We»l North EMt 2 4 Pass 2N.T. Pass 3 4 Pass 4 * Pass 4 * Pass Pass Pass Opening—4 6 bridge Ihcse exlrn points may mea the difference between a top o boUom score on B hand. As an example. I have selected hand from the March issue of th Bridge World which was sent fron a Delroit writer. He asked it the bidding *tis correct and what was the correct line ol play. I Quite 5 Domestic slave 6 Seclhe 7 Fulile 8 Handle 9 Behold! I n By way ol I1 Whole 12 Cubic meler 19 Near (pi.) 20Sludy group 17 Virgininm 22 Nol (prefix) (symbol) 23 Tip 20 Duller 25 Ireland 21 Understands 27 Biblical name 2 4 p ra i s ed 28 Playing cards 29 Higher .10 French article 31 Two (prefix) 32 In (prefix) 33 It is in orchcslras 3S African town .18 Was borne 39Spin's son 40 Boy's nickname- 41 Canyons 47 Nolc of Ctuido's scale 4BShorl sleep 50 Ansnil M Verb suffix T>2 Pcndnnl ics 54 Marvel SI5 Core 51 Shows contempt VKRTICAL 1 Hairy 2 Earache 26 Delivery man 45 Tidings 33 Celestial 46 Famous 34 Comfort English school 36 Cat 4fl Fastener 37 Flowers SIChemical 42Compelenl suffix 43 Swerve S3 Court (ab.) 44 Exists 55 Compass point

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