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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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FAGB EIGHT BLYTITEVTLLE (ARK.y COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 12, 10-19 THE- BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HA1NES. Publisher JAMES L. VKRHOEFP, Editor FADL D. HUMAN, AdTertltlng •ol* N»Uon*J Advertising Wftllac* Witmu Co. New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, UemptD*. Published Every Afternoon Eicept 6un<j»» Bnt*t«d M tecond claw matter at the port- elite* at BlythevilJe, Arkansas. under act ol Con, October », lilt Member ot The A»soclat«i Pren SUBSCRIPTION RATES: my carrier ID Uie city ol BlytnevWe or anj •uburbtn town where carrier service u .ntuu tuned, 20o per week, 01 B5c pet month By mall, wlthir a radius ol 60 miles, «4.0u per year, ta.OO lor si* months. »l.OO (01 three montru; by mail ouUide 60 mile tone $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations And J«ui answerlni uid unto them, Render to Carur the things Dial are Caesar's, and to God (he thlnis tint are God'j.— JMark J2:J7. • • • Gold U Caesar's treasure, man Is God's; Ihy gold hath Caesar's image, and thoii hast God's; give, therefore, those tilings unto Caesar which are Caesar's, and unto God which nrc ood's. — Quuilcs. Barbs Hard luck is what other people bore you talking about. * * * China'i Nationalist tovernm«nt is reported •bout bankrupt. But at lea*t Chlant Kai-shek's not in the Reds. lit all auto driving classes pupils flunk they team how to pass properly. until A 91-)-e»r-old Cleveland woman, who weighs 99 pounds, was hospllalized after literally being carried aw»y by a puff ot wind. She took the mishap lightly. • » • You can't exactly blame some folks overseas lor thinking that Uie dove ot peace looks like a vulture. Gadgets Are Taking Over; Might as Wei I Give Up working gadgets. Inferiority complexes, we fear, will he thicker than television antennae. That man with the "Model-T" miml won't be able to discuss his plume bill with the electrical accountant that totted up the figures. He'll shy away from a friendly game of fin with n box of tubes and wires that can beat him ,any time he wants to pick up the cards. Affluent breadwinners who can afford servants today are cowed enough by their cook as it is. Think of their frustrated future when they start complaining about the way the sound waves brewed the coffee or try to bawl out the radar for burning the roast! Every now and then we gel an uncomfortable feeling that the robots are after us. That is old-fogcyism, and silly to boot. People have been complaining about over-mechanization since the day when some speed-mad genius invented the wheel and started the whole thing rolling. But we still get that feeling. The latest twinge came after reading about a new device that answers the phone for you when you are out. A wire recorder permits the callers to leave a message, and also informs them of the objvious fact that you aren't at home. \Ve never did figure out what lifts the phone off the cradle and puts it back. Speaking of telephones, there is now an electric brain that figures out phone bills. The folks who use it say it never overcharges. Occasionally charges you too little, though. There is also an electric brain that, plays chess. If that is too deep for the merely human opponent, it will condescend to play gin rummy. Chicagoans with television sets can choose from a selection of movies, call the phone company and announce their choice—and there it is, right in the living room. They're now boiling water, washing clothes and lighting pipes by sound waves. Highway cops are pinching speeders with the help of radar. More and more everyday activities are graduating to the "look-no-hands" category where things work in a vyay that is beyond the average comprehension. No doubt this is all for the best. At least the people who invented all these things have been trying to make life easier for their fellow man as well as make money for themselves. But we wonder what is going to happen to the subconscious lives of a lot ol people as their everyday world grows more electronic and atomic. There are a lot of normal, intelligent human beings who are battled by any mechanism much more complicated than a screwdriver. They arc mystified enough by things as they are today. We worry sometimes at what will happen to their egos in a future where invisible, incomprehensible forces wait on them hand and foot. The adjustment isn't going to be quick or easy. First the human race must get human behavior to keep pace with scientific achievement if it j s t o survive. Then will come the problem of reconciling average human ingenuity with specialized human genius. Until the adjustment is made we foresee a rough time for many hovse- and-buggy—or at. least "Model-T"— minds while they are learning to live , , surrounded by mysterious, wonder- VIEWS OF OTHERS Economist Looks at Farm Scheme and Shudders Alter looking into the administration's new /arm scheme—it merits no more dlgnLllcd lenu— an Illinois nyriuulturnl economist pulls back from It Vr'ith something like a potltc shudder. His opinion of U squares pretty well with that of some of our own Arkansas leaders, and tlic kin- favorable view of the American Farm Bureau Federation. lie thinks it would cost like sin, ami tnnglc the farmer up In exasperating controls. Maybe you've forgoUcn tibout this "most wondrous pill ever compounded in the pharmacopoeia of politics" as one economist described it. There's so much to remember these days. Well, Hie gist ol it is that perishable products would be soicl for whatever Uie market offered; and If that didn't give the farmer a fair profit, the government would pay him a subsidy from luxes. The prices of non-perishable products would be supiwrtpcl pretty much as they arc now—by government loans, und mnykjc puri' Nothing about the scheme is too much clearer than mud. The Illinois ngiicnlturnl economist, L. H. Slmerl, works out, some of the wc'ird possibilities. He is quoted in the Daily Livestock Reporter, and he finds that the total cost to the government— which means the taxpayer—might easily enough run to five billion dollars a ye fir. It would bo "much greater" if there were serious unemployment. If this money were raised by taxes, Mr. Eimer) points out. they would have to be Increased 10 per cent. A 20 per cent hoist would be necessary if serious unemployment required n IQ-biUlon- cloflar subsidy to farmers. That, or debt and Inflation. A i joint to remember, the economist reminds, is that the tax sum would have to be larger than the amount farmers would get- for It would take a nationwide bureaucracy to unriddle the thing to farmers, and keep the strait Jacket controls laced on them. And you don't get bureaucracy for free. Some fetching schemes arc advanced lor bribing the citizen with his o\vn money. This o:ie wins the ruby incrustcd monkey wrench for Its blithe indifference to the facts of economic; life. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. Schools and Health Federal aid to public schools is one thing. Federal aid for school children's health is another. The issues should not be confused. Fortunately, the Senate is able to consider the two separately, since it has before it a bill which would provide $300,000,GOO annually for aid to schools and another which would provide $35,000,000 annually lor school children's health. But while the former is, on the whole, and despite some corrigible defects, a good bill whten would .serve the ends for which it is designed, the so-called "National School Health Act" is a poorly conceived and badly worried bill which might serve sectarian interest more than it would serve community health. Many people who fnvor federal aid for children's health and welfare services arc oppose! to it on these grounds. Any public ucllnre program for children should obviously miiKc- its services available to children regardlc.vs of what sort of school they attend. But when aid i- s , channeled to the schools in order to carry on .Midi a program, we believe it, is clearly unconstitutional to give public funds to any nut public schools. The proposed bill would specifically make funds available Lo sectarian schools, even \\hen state laws forbid this. Thus under the guKie oj helping children it would really help sectarian .schools, The health ol the public school system may well be at .stake in this Issue, —CHRISTIAN SCIKNCE MONITOR And Here We Are With a Piccolo Pinpoint of Map of Asia Poses New Threat to Peace of World Th. DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M.I). Written for NEA Service Few persons have never had a nosebleed. This testifies to the fact that most nosebleeds slop by themselves and are not highly danger- nils. Bleeding from the nose can come from any one of several causes, on of the most common being an injury—ask any .small boy. Many other things besides n bump may be responsible for bleeding from the nose—known medically a s "epislaxis." Sonif nosebleeds begin merely by reaching high altitdues. In others, violent exertion will bring on bleeding. Acute Infections are frequently al fault. There are othci less common causes, such as trVier- culosis, ulcers In the nose itself and chemical poisoning. Some persons with high blood pressure have (airly frequent, and long-continued nosebleeds. In such cases the nosebleed i s probably nature's way of trying (o relieve some of the excess pressure in the blood vessels. Most Checked Kasiiy Mosl nosebleeds can be. and are, rapidly checked. Methods commonly By DeWitl M:u'Krnz!« — Al' Foreign Affairs Analyst BrilJiin'.s cro\vn colony of Hong Kong off the southeast coast of China is only a pinpoint on the map of Asia, but it could become ;v*^ mighty cause of strife between Ens- land and the Chinese Communist.? if Ihe Reds conquer the country. The reason Is that this famous Island through endless centuries belonged to China until John Bull acquired il atter winnim; Ihe "opium war" between Britain and China in 1P.39-41. Indications are that the Chinese Communists intend to reclaim Hcng Kong and neighboring territory on the mainland—a total of more than 390 square miles. Tiie London Daily Mail sums up "Ihe dan™- confronting Brilain in China" like this: "The siese in (he West is over, bar the shouting, but how soon will the si<"'e in the East begin? May Be- Another "Berlin" . "Hong Kong may become another Berlin." The mail Is doubtful it enough is being dotie to protect Hong Kon-* against possible aggression and calls for joint Anglo-American ac| tion. savimr: | "Hong Kong after all Is a vital link in the American Pacitic frontier, stretching from Japan to the Philippines. . . . The Russians may have lost one round in 'he iscd include pressure on the upper West, but they hope lo recover this lip, the aplication of cold to the | lost around through their allies In 1 back of (lie neck, and the Insertion of a little cotton into the nostril PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Congressional Battle Gets Under Way On International Trade Organization WASHINGTON —fNEAl— House Foreign Affairs Committee henrings on T'I'O—the International Trade Organization—nrc under way for a U'Obable three-week run. Favorable House action on the ITO charter s possible this session. The Senate may not get around to considering it till later. Considerable opposit- on will then couie from Colorndo'.s Sen. Eugene Millikin et al. Whether his forces are strong enough lo block ITO is doubtful, but it will be a lovely battle. In a sentence, what Ihe ITO charter seeks lo do is set up prounri for the future conduct of world trade. That is oversimplification, of course. The charter is 106 articles and 30.000 words long, with 17 annexes and -13 additional notes. It is a higly complicated and technical document. But experts like William Adams Brown o( Brooking Institution, who has made a careful, commu-to-comma study of it, insists it is a closely-kit, workable arrangement. The charter Is all American idea. It was planned by the U.S. State Department during the war. Its first draft was agreed to in principle by Ihe British at the Bretton oods Conference. Final text was impleted at the Havana trade con- rcnce in March. 1048. Two Years In The Making Representatives of more than nO •\tions have worked on it for more lat two years. The fact that they ere able to agree on aiiythinpr Is developed countries like India and China, state-trading nations like Czcchslovakia. and free enterprise countries like the U.S. They all had the common Interest ami knowledge that there had to be some order in world trade 1 relations to govern tariffs, customs, cartels. commodity agreements, quotas, nondescritnination. state- trading gunnuilecs to foreign investors. development o f backward countries and raising the world standard of living. Opposition to the ITO In the United Stales Is of three principal kinds. All \vill be heard at length chirine congressional hearings. First are representatives of those U.S. industries that favor high American tariffs for protection from foreign competition. They are the wool, textile. poWery, glass and chemical industries. Second are the perfectionists. They therefore are some points about the present, charter they don't like. They therefore condemn the whole ITO idea. For instance, the chaiter would give the U.S. only one vote in ITO. The one-votc-per- coimtrv principle is well established itself. Rest in a position hallway between sitting and lying, accompanied by muscular relaxation, stops most nosebleeds rather rapidly. In several cases other methods of treatment, such as cauterizing the bleeding blood vessel, may be necessary. The use of packs which have been soaked in a fluid which causes blood vessels to contact is also used. When other methods have failed blood transfusions are generally successful. In an extremely rare case it may be necessary lo tie off one of the blood vessels which supplies the nose the E.i.'t. If we realize In lime that Kong Is the new noliical svm- bo! of our resolve to resist Red pressure. Russia may los-e here as well." The British government already has taken steps to meet contingencies. Defense Minister Alexander told the House of Commons a few days ago that Brilain was sending substantial land, sea and air reinforcements to Hona Kong. This was rturin? a debate 0:1 the Communist shelling last month of four British shins along the YatlEtzc River at a cost of <n British, lives. Alexander added- "While we have scrumilous- Iv endeavored to avoid being involved In war on the Chinese mainland, tve are uo less resolute In our surgery, however. Is the exception because the vast majority can be slopped with the aid of the simplest methods. The only nosebleeds which need cause, concern are those like the present world trends to-1 , v hlch cannot be stopped easily or A'ard nationalization of industry and state trading. People who view this The nosebleed which renuiresj atlitude as regards territory for which we hold a direct responsibility." Hong Kong, with its tine harbor, one of the great centers of In- terllationa.1 Irarie. The colony cx>n- trend alarm think that the SO THEY SAY way to beat it is for the United States to band with other like- minded nations and get tough about it to impose their free enterprise ideas on the rest of the world. When all this opposition to the ITO charter is brought together, it amounts to spokesmen for half a dozen special Interests: National Association of Manufacturers, American Tariff League. National As- socialion of Wool Manufacturers, America's Wage-Earners Protective League—back by a few A. F. of unions in tariff-protected industries —the U.S. ceramics industry ind the far-flung DuPont enterprises. There is a • much larger group of American business interests, civic bodies and labor unions who favor ratification of the ITO charter b5 Congress. Under William L. Batt Will Clayton, Ernest Kanzler and a number of other big businessmen they have formed a committee for the ITO which will lobby for It Just as hard as the others lobby against U. In United Nations procedure as^pro- Supporters of the TTO charier "•'•"" ',15 upon it as the proper and tin ly method to promote world peac and promote American trade. They seek lo co-operate with the re.« leclior for .smaller countries. Cities j think the United States should have- j on]v me ti 10 d to promote world peace voting stroncth propor donate to it-s pprrpntasc ol world trade. The jK-rfectionlsits also think that U.S. business would fare better- ..... thnt better deals could be had If trade agreements were made with omenthini! of a miracle. Neither j ^^^ foreign country separately in- ussia nor any of its satellites was,<,t,s n d of trying lo make arrnngc- nere. But there were big trading nirnts with Ihein all at the same nlons like Britain, big exporters of time. • tnatrrlnls like Canada, bie shin- The llurrt kind of opposition to of the world instead of tryine ti force American Ideas on othe countries by economic coercion, a Hitler Germany did and Russia I trying to do. No one says that the ITO chartc is n perfect document. But ils def enders claim il is as good a docu mcnt as can be prepared at thi .ing countries like Norway, under- ITO romes from those who do not time—and it can be amended. hich keep coming back too often. Note: Dr. Jordan ts unable to answer Individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one nf the most frequently asked questions in his column. Ky Edwin P. Jordan. M.D. QUESTION: Please send me the •ice diet for high blood pressure. ANSWER: Sorry. I cannot do this if it seems desirable to try the rice diet. It should be given under .he supervision.of your own doctor 75 Years Ago In Mrs. Vlclor Stilwell gave a bridge Jarty Thursday afternoon especiall} complimenting Mrs. Lucian Reec of Benton, Ark., house guest of Mr. sists of tjiree parts. Mrs.- Lee Medlin. Mrs. Joel Chandler entertained :he Thursday Bridge Club for their usual weekly bridge game this week. Mrs. C. W. Afflick entertained the Thursday Luncheon club and several guests for lunch and bridge especially complimenting her house guest, Mrs. Georgt cracraft of Hel- you can make is a diamond. Now Britain Faees Real Problem There is the Island of Hong Konn which has an nrea of 32 square miles and contains the capital cil.y of victoria. Then there is the neigh- -e borine peninsula of Kowloon. a ™ little more than three square miles in M7,e. which was ceded to Britain in 1860 after the Anglo-French war against China. And there are the so-called new territories, containing 359 square miles, which China leased to England for 9!) years in 18SW. Thus the territory actually br- lonsing to Brilain consists or Ihe •Island of Hona Konpr and the Kowloon Peninsula. Since the new territories are leased they presumably will revert to China In 199K (under normal circumstances) unless thft lease is renewed. Well. now. could Britain defend this possession If the Chinese Communists should make an attack on it in force? That certainly raises a irreat biz question. HonK Kong is highly vulnerable la attack from the mainland because Us huge population of something like 1,600.000 is largely dependent on the hinterland for food supplies. It would be difficult to feed a besieged HOUR Kong by sea and the operation could onlv be carried out under cover of bis scale naval anrl air operations. In short, it strikes us that defense ' directing play and lead the ten of alonlT (hoK( , , incs mav ^ whal Brit . diamonds. When your partner wins ain wj ,, be , |p agi ,i nx t,. N HOLLYWOOD Tly Kr.skinc Johnson NEA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — 'NEAt — Ann ' Caiio. Unft goes Into a huddle nith Rlyth and universal international [ u riiers after completing "The Dai 1 . ire goiiiR 'round and 'round In Hoi- j Doncl Slory" at RKO. latent clash of tempera- ; • ' • nient. She's on suspension and off | .1. Carrol Kaish's 17-year-old alary for abandoning a role In i daughter, Elaine, enrolled at 'Abandoned." The studio disagreed • the Pasadena Playhouse. She's eol vhen she nixed the part on grounds j the movie bug . . Belte Davis is t didn't suit her talents. j talking about returnincr to the j Broadway stage next year in Glenn McCarthy's fabulous ca- ! modern version of "Hcdrta Gaoler." sp;lne 15 ,.,. L . tu ,, CH , t ,,u. ,, u »i-<vi. rer as a wllrt-catler in Ihe Texas ' Her las! footlight appearance in Norlh (lirt nol double West's three most discussed subject among experts. Recently I save you several the diamond trick, he will know by your lead that you are asking icir the return of Ihe highest suit, a spade. ena. Ark. John Ciiudill of this city, mem-<]J her at the University of Missouri Thi.s is the only lead lhat will de- varsity golf team where he is a l feat the contract and your side will i student, vFill join the team of the hands in which I explained that win fovlr diamonds and the ace of j local golf club when thry play at duile oflen you can ficure out Ihe s p a des. Cape Girardcan, tomorrow. correct lead by analyzing which is Ihe wrong lead. Take today's hand. The contract i»f Ihreclno trump was doubled by North. Tills calls for the openin; lead of the first suit bid by dummy. In this case a diamond. has redoubled which says Ins partner. "13on't worry, I can take earo of the diamonds." You start to analyze, maybe l\\". spade is the correct lead. However. .. oil fields may be headed for the j New York was in "Solid South" in , 5part( , bid. Therefore, he could not screen under McCarthy's own pro-[ I9IIH. . M-Ci-M is paging John, | |av( . <, 1):u ]es. you now move to 'he duction banner. He's been talking Gnrficld for "The .ong Arm." i hearl suit. When West bid one dia- !o .lohn Wayne and Pat O'BrtPii about teaming up lor "an oil well story." The bait of "free" money, something for nothing, ctadlc-to-gravc security and an over-all pa- Irrnahsm have tended to undermine the hardy character ol uur citizens and convert them into supplicants al the altar of the federal liras- uiy.— fjciv, William M. Tuck <D> of VirKinln. condemning increasing power cf the federal K I)V Cl nrnrnt. • • * Hollyjiiyirt's a good place now for somebody who ju.i want.v U) make money. You do a scene at a thin ar.d a director tells you how. Bui If you :c rrn^> to :,< t. you need an auctirr.ce on the stage-.— Molioii piUiiH.- acrrss Marie MacUomld. W< ; have l.riri fi'.o defeats In succession, but lh':y l.u\i: ^r ;ri ijuuc close. If the presidential clrttlon burl b';r-n tn-ld in 1348, we would have had a Republican president.— Sen, Robcil A. Tall •III ol Ohif.. * * * Tlie puiihrj m\et had taste (In music)— only an «i>|jf:iitc. . .'ll listen to anytHIng Just as Unyil :<MM.hitiK. however ill-cooked.-- Kir l.rn Sti-rn says be met a starlet ului wrars lirr pcrfumr so strong lir's thinking of asking iicr to ticronir bis whiff. , mond. if North had hearts, he had i an opportunity to show them at the j mlc , cvcl fO t htl t eliminates the Jean Wallace is burning over rc- pratcri rrixHts that she and Fran- j • . » rliot Tone will reconcile. The ril- l A big film executive in a finan- vorce is final In Auanst and Jean ] rial jam iccently called on Bo Roos. says it will slay final, j t!lf Hollywood business manager. • ' • - | to si I lighten out his tangled af- Mi.s Al Jolson has a rich South- ; fairs, Rons discovered the guy em accent ;ind Barbara Hale gives ! <nie,l plenty .-nut that Uncle Sam II Ihe 'you r'l" Irwtmcnt as Mrs. | al.-o alter him for back taxes Al iu "Jnli-nii Ships Again." But "1 think Hie first thing we brltr-r when Mrs. .lolson saw the film for,(Io." s.nd Huns, "is make up n list Ihe first lime she was perplexed. '( .Slir turned to Al and said: Why are you all havin 1 me talk lak that?" M-fi-M is tnting will! Ilir idi-a nf dunking Irrsory Tccfc into a rurly rnl X\IK—in llir classic Ncro- tvpe effect—for his "(]uo Vadls" stint In Italy. The Brian Donlovy-Audrey Totter datos have really become a Ihing. It's the fust time Brian has l>cen Interested in a gal since his divorce. Raft Switches George Raft will v-'o lo Ihc other side of the law atain, as a secret .srivice man tiackine down Tli'iinas Bcrr monic* Orchestra. conductor. Philhar- McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Bv William I-;. MrKrnTipy Amrricii's C.ird Aiilliorily \\ritlrn for NT.A Service Correct Lead Will Defeat Contract To set (lie full benefil of to< a liar- i 'e-- s '>n h.uiri i \\ant you lo c :otio ring, in au Independent lii-'ll 1 »l> a11 •>( Ihc cards excoptin llm overseas this summer. They'll [ S* ; "'h hand. Paris, Nice and sets and liabilities." si-reamed Ihe oig shot. See HOLLYWOOD on 1'agi- If) * AQ.IB *2 AKQ63 V.T84 » K942 N W E 5 Dcolcf 4 JS V A K 3 * None 4 A K.I 10 9713 South Pass Pass Pass Pass 4 A74 V652 » 107653 + 86 Lesson Hand Wrat North F.asl Pass Pass Pass 1 * •~< 4 Pass I ••• .1* .1N.T. Double Redouble Prolific Animal HORIZONTAL 3 Having more 1 Depicled courage animal 4 Nippers 7 II belongs lo 5 Four (Roman the • 6 Canvas family shelter 13Comt 7 Plexus HExpungcr 8 Correlative of 15 Chair cither 16 Negative word 9 Smashes 1R Greek porlico lOVeneralion 19 Possess 1 1 Gaseous 20 Pedal digit element 21 Poultry 12 Malayan 22 Comparative pewter coins 2 3 3 3 t'. A E 1 S i =i N 1 A W R 1 T F S 11 p (', P F < ; 5 b -> A ^ A. [-> Q D H J VI P A 3 - M A 3 1 W A E C _ F. S I • P H F. t T :> K ^ F S J s 5 K h A P T A y O D t> fc A S t A E L. U N A t J b P K 1 J 1 S I ~ 1- R 5 i Direc ion -12 Sow (Makes inlo 43 Symbol for law iridium i Reiterate 44 Grate 6 Genus of 46 Por enl heavers 47 Nuisance 23 Eye (Scot.) 24 Roman god of 25 In a line 17 Hawaiian bird 37 Dress 24 Heavy club 40 Waste ill shoot heart lead. Nexv comes the club suit. East bid one club and over Ills partner'? bid of one diamond he jumped to three clubs. There is no t\ucstion but that East's three no trump bid is based ou clubs, so lhat definitely eliminates the club lead. You nrc now back lo the diamond suit and by process ol ellinl- The corim opening lead Is the nation you find that the only lead war 26 Merganser 29 Measure o[ area 30 Musical note 31 Symbol lor cobalt 32 Bone 33 Pitcher 36 Toss 38 Compass point 39 Near 40 Snare 42 Courtesy title 45 Cease 48 Speed contest 49 Age 50 Filling moment 51 Larded property 53 Coasts 55 Tried 56 Father or mother VERTICAT, 1 Headstroni 2 Regioi) 27 God of love

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