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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THX COURIER MEWS CO. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher JAMES L. VEBHOEfT Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Sole National Advertizing Representatives Wallace Wltmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis, Entered a* *ecood class matter it the pent- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act at Con- jres*. October «. 1917. Member of The SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 8; carrier ID the city o! Blytheville e* any auburban town where carriei aervlce la maln- Uined, Me per week, 01 tec pel month By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles *4.00 pei year. »2.00 for six months. Sl.OO (01 three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone 1 10-00 per year payable in advance. Meditations Whosoever he be that doth rebel azalmt thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy word! in all that them commanded him, he »h»ll be put to death: only be strong and of a rood courage. Joshua 1:18. • * • Conscience In the soul Is Lhe root of all true courage. If a man would be brave, let him learn to obey his conscience.—James F. Clarke. Barbs " Alter being broken .nothing is as good as it was—Including your word. * » » II may be more than a co-incidence (hat the arch criminal seldom is cauchl (1*1-looted. • • • A robber in Oregon who used hook and line to fish money from dressers Is not a sportsman. He never Uirows back the small ones. • * * There's no agreement that marriage Is a 50-SO proposition until the folrien anniversary is finally reacbed. * • * A Kentucklaji who lived past too ha* never Been an auto. It was thought unnecessary to ask the usual question about the secret of his longevity. Labor Clings to T-H Law as Best Pol itical Target No competent observer in Washington looks for a new big push against the Taft-Hartley labor law until 1951. From the viewpoint of all concerned, labor's decision to wait until after the 1950 elections seems unfortunate. It reflects'«"basic lack of 'maturity- 'in'tfie outlook of labor leaders toward the society they, live in. And it casts m6re than a little doubt on their sincerity. Admittedly the Taft bill passed by the Senate as a substitute for Taft- Hartley fell far short of the legislation labor wanted. Yet it did represent an honest effort by Senator Taft to meet many of labor's objections to the original law. Gains are gains. If you earnestly want them, you take them when they come, however small they may be. Under our democratic system, if you think a law ia bad, ou can fight for its repeal or its amendment. It i s logical to suppose that if you cannot get repeal, you'll take amendment, at least as a steppingstone in the right direction. But our labor leaders do not accept this feature of the democratic procss. - In the case of Taft-Hartley, they want repeal or nothing. They would rather have nothing than something because they believe repeal of the Taft-Harley act is a better 1950 political issue than a sweetened version like the present Taft bill. It is in their refusal to endorse anything less than their full objectives that union leaders show the immaturity that has marked their whole approach to labor problems. In the whole long record of testimony leading up to and beyond the Taft- Hartley law, there is no real evidence that labor officials, recognize they have duties and responsibilities as well aa rights and privileges. They have consistently declined to admit anything serious could possibly be wrong in labor's household. They have insisted ujwn freedom from restraints ol law and order that are imposed on all other segments in society. This juvnile demand for special treatment, for exemption from responsibility toward the public, is at the root ol labor's decision to put off further legislative effort until 1951. But if unions expect to fare better than they did this year they are going to have to grow up last. And that means devising a positive program that faces the realities they have so persistently shrugged off, Go West, Old Man The idea that California is the great mecca for oldsters, a sort of national old people's home, isn't borne out by population fiyureg. C'enmg Bureau statistics analyzed by the National Industrial Conference Board show that on July 1 a year ago 21 st*t«« had-a higher proportion of old agers (65 and over) than did California. On a numerical basis, California was third in the country behind.New York and Pennsylvania. These three gtates have the same rank in total population, so the old age figures are no surprise. The postwar influx has helped California in this regard, for young veterans who saw the state in wartime have streamed back there by the thousands. New growth in industry and trade has broadeued California's economic base, especially in the southern area. That expansion plus climate equals a magnet which today attracts more youngsters than pensioners. TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1949 VIEWS OF OTHERS Other Men of Influence "We tieai a lot about '5 per centers, 1 'Influence salMiien 1 and such," says Senator Butler, "but the leal 'influence' men are the prolesslonal bleeding he:uU; of the flew Deal who have been converted to the private enterprise system by the tat legal lees they Have been olfered." The Nebraska Republican named Charles R. Denny. I'aul Porter and James M. Landis, who resigned Iroin tederai chairmanships and then became lawyers lor corpoi-ations that plead cases before their former commissions. Tnurman Arnold, the zealous trust-buster, he said, "i* representing the very companies against whom he sought pro- sccutlcm when he was In the Ouveriuiient." And Abe fortas, former Under Secretary m the Interior Department, has since then "lobbied openly for his clients" before the department This attack is not quite fair in one way. Arnold, for instance, did not quit the Government until he jot orders to stop Ins ami-trust crusade. Each man the Senator named was an official of more than ordinary quality. This strain of New Dealers needed no "conversion to the private enterprise system," for their aim from the outset was to' make tint system work more success! ally. It I* the nation's loss that the dbcoursfe- ments they met from the Truman Administration and from a hostile Congress caused them U> retire from Government service. And It Is certainly not a net loss to the nation that they have remained in Washington to mike money and to exert a continued Influence in public at I airs. For Instance, the law firm of Arnold, Ftortaa & Porter has served the nation well by its Iree-of- charge defense of Government employes whose ..fundamental American rights bad been violated In' "loyalty" InquUltions. ' $' " This Is not to deny that Senator Butler has a point. Whether big men or petly ones are involved, whether they are relics at Roosevelt or of Cool- Idge, It Is not a wholesome thing to have former officials draw undue advantage from their friendship witli key people and familiarity with the Inside grooves of the federal bureaucracy. Senator Butler Is In proper bounds In suggesting a congressional Investigation, even tnough It would have a pro-Republican cast since nearly every recruit to the group ol ex-ofllclals in the last 15 yars has naturally been a Democrat or a New .Dealer. He also suggests that resigned olficlals be required to wait a specified period before practicing in their old Government agencies. Such a rule is worth study, but It U not enough. In the end. something less negative and more affirmative is needed. Government service should be made attractive enough In pay, prestige and security to make first-rate officials dedicate their whole working lives to It. The British nave already accomplishd that lo a far greater extent than we. To the extent that it can be accomplished here, ex-officials and their inside tracks In Washington will cease to be much of a problem. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY It is better to fashion our own fate rather than become Immersed in a web which others spin for us.—Sen. Claude Pepper ID.) ol Florida, urging ratification of the Noith Atlantic Treaty. The latest Russian restrictions (on (ruck irat- lie Into Berlin) appear to be a bald-faced attempt to create new difficulties.—Lawrence Wilkinson. U. 6. economic chief In Berlin. • » • The Republican Party ls bigger and IU pohclei more Important than any group or Individual. Personal pride and ambition must be put aside li we arc to have harmony In our ranks.—Hugn D. Scott jr., announcing his resignation as Republican National Chalrm«n. • » • Law is at Its loftiest when It examines claimed Injustice even at the Instance ol one to whom the public is bitterly hostile.—The late Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy, on his last day on the bench, in a caae Involving Communist tugi- tlve Gerhart Eisler. • * « We will defeat T»ft (in Lhe 1950 congresslonu elections) »t any cost. —AFL President William Green. 1 (eel I'm accomplishing something—not Just silting like that m« n In Cleveland.—Mr«. Jean Ellis of Revere, Mass.. who Is sitting on a polo to protest high rents. American foreign policy <ls) a mirror Image of RutsUii foreign policy; whatever the Russians md, B« did In reverse.—Archibald McLelsh, for- mcr assistant Secretary of Slate and former Librarian ol Congres*. A Keg of Dynamite PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Mexico's Appeal for Oil Loan in U.S. Reveals a Complicated Situation WASHINGTON, (NEA) Mexico's surprise ending of negotiations lor an oil development loati from the United States may be only one phase of a complicated internal Mexican economic and political situation. Mexico Is deep in a postwar de- adjustment situation similar to the one the British are so worried about. Mexico enjoyed a war boom, Vi'-Jv high sirlc«B for everything, including attraction* for American tourists who had no place else to jo. Most of this business dropped off fter the war. Mexico had trouble regaining ite prewar trade with Europe, which was broke. The hoof ant! month disease epidemic cut off Mexico's big cattle exports to the V. S. When the U. S. oil shortage ended In 1948 and Mexico's oil exports dropped off, the country developed a bad dollar shortage. Solution In Oil Anyway, all these developments created a situation which demanded that Mexico do something to increase her exports. One of the best bets seemed to be an increase in oil production. In 1MB Mexico exported 34.000,000 barrels of crude oil, but imported 26.000,000 barrels of refined products. Gasoline consumption in Mexico has been increasing steadily as more roads are built and more autos sold. Unless Mexico can step up both her exports of crude.? and her own refining capacity, \i is obvious that within a few years the country will become a net importer of petroleum products. During the war the U. S. House of Representatives Committee on Interstate Commerce made continuing studies of world oil resources. In the course of these investigations, attention was diercted to Mexico's undeveloped resources. The Mexican government invitee! the committee to come down and see for itself. Chairman Charles A. Wolverton, Nc;v Jersey Republican, and & subcommittee made two trips to Mexico in the fall of 1018. Last January the committee filed a report. It recommended [hat (.he U. S. government loan Mexico 1410.000,000 for oil development, to increase supplies available to the U. S. In 1938 the Mexican government had expropriated properties of US. oil companies involved In a ,Jabo> cispute. Seized properties Vere put n i government company, Pe- trcleos Mexicanos, better known as Permx. It has gone the way of most nationalized industries, It'has kept goint. But it hasn't developed new :ield* it hasn't modernized and it hasn' had capital or k'now-how to bniid new refineries. , Las March Pemejr made Its first break ivith Mexican national oil policy It signed Its first contract with 7. 3. producers for oil exploration, rhe U. S. company that took thp ontracl Is a pooling of Interests representing signal oil and Ameican Independent—the latter a conbination of Edwin W. Pauley and ,ight other Independents "No Connection" Between Contract and Loan Ths was the situation when ne- i^olialons were begun between the U. S.government and Mexican Sen. Artoiio J. Bermudez, director general of Pernex. for a $410,000.000 loan as recommended by the Wol verton-Committte. It has been generally believed that there was some connection between this loan am the Pauley deal with Mexico, or that Pauley promoted It. Pauley now claims there is no connectioon between the two denls, other than that they both Involve Mexican oil It is State Department policy that no government loans should be marie to foreign countries if private- capital is available. It would be considered strange if the v. S. government were to grant th« Mexicans a development loan after they had confiscated American properties 11 years ago. Also, since the U. S. oil shortage has now turned into a surplus, other American producers are opposed to government lop.ns to build up Mexican competition. So there may have been some understandable dragging of official feet In dickering with the Mexicans tor a development loan. The other side of the picture Is that the U. S. armed services are genuinely interested in developing oil resources. And the U. S. government cannot in good conscienc recommend Export - Import bank loans unless there are adequate guarantees of repayment. The original request for a S410.COO.OOO loan Is believed to have been cut in half, for refinery and pipeline projects only for exploration and drilling. They are considered sound Invest ments. But at this juncture, th Mexicans suspended the ne;otia tlons and pulled out of the deal. Whether this Is temporary or f good remains to be seen. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson I€A Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—Miss Joan Caulfield was wearing a plunging neckline clear down to sec level, a smug expression and a new title, "The Petty Girl." "It's the new Joan Caulfield," she announced. I liked the old Joan Caulneld but Joan said she didn't. "Too dull mid too sweet. 11 she said. "On the screen that is," she added, hastily. withat the curves?" the studio said •> Rose. "I mean," said Rose to the sfud>. "(hit sweet Hllle sir! with the urves." "Yu'll have to prove it." said I he s'Kiio. Ros telephoned Joan and said: "Havi you got any bathing-suit pictuis? " Joa replied: "I think there are cople at Paramount. Taken She sighed: "Someone had to bejwheoi was up at Carmel on va- lady-llke at .Paramount and I was cation" "Ge 'ein over to Columbia quick." said rise. "You may be "The Petty Girl. 1 ' Joai was so excited she went to Paramunt herself. "I went through about 100 photographs in the publicity epartment library and found Ihree.I was In a white two-piece it. But now, Joan said, limits will be rfifTprent. She's Roinp lo lake off thai halo and mosl of her dollies for Ihc role of the model with the interesting curves In Columbia'! "The FeKy Girl." "Isn't It wonderful?" Joan sighed •*"'"• i bath-In suit. I delivered mem to 'Whenever I got Into shorts at! Columia myself." Paramount I was playing tennis! Colmbia looked 'em over Hmml like mad with my muscles show- The lay's curves were all rleht The '"• T ""•" ' '—' studio sent the photographs to Oeorg Petty tn New York for his approil. Two days later Petty wired jack his okay and Joan was signed lor the role. Nexuiay Joan spent eight hours "' 'hi studio still gallery posing only 'en- bathing-suit pictures. There j ing. I guess I had about us much sex appeal as Fred Allen." The script of "Petty Girl" sounds like Just a big plot lo undress the lady. She wears 12 different model bathing suits, does a modified strip tease at a formal reception, climbs In and out of filmy night gowns and Is trapped In a night club raid wearing only her lingerie. All this happens to sweet llttlo Joan Caulfleld. who frowned on leg • rt and cheesecake when she first arrived In Hollywood five-and-a- half years ago? Yep. BIG SURPRISE Hollywood lifted its eyebrows /.' i / when Joan was announced for the C'H(f)tCty role. But Columbia studio had | \'{,,,!„ J J _„* lifted them before that—when her i ''«••«-'£« /-/OSt agent. Harold Rose, suggested her To da's hand was given to me bv for the role. An:t>ro.i Cnsucr. one of the hie 'Vou mean Hut sweet little girl hnisterjof New York. Cawier ha* a heart of gold and is one of the first to help support every children's charity drive. The musical world knows him lor his association with music since the early days ol radio. His sentiments also are well expressed on the Balance of World Power Upset By Gains Made by Reds in China Tournament—Neither vnL Soatk West Nr.rlh East 14k 3N.T. Pass Pass 4» 4N.T. Pass Pnss Opening—» Q 9 The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, Jli. D. Written for NEA Service Tliere are many diseases which affect the tonalls or the fingerings or both. Some conditions which attack the skin primarily, such as psoriasis and ringworm, also often involve the nails. • There are several disorders which cause the nails to become loose, ridged, dull in color, or deformed which do not seem related either to the diseases of the skin or to any other general condition of the body. One such disease comes from inflammation around the base of the nail. In this condition the soft tissue near (lie nail root becomes enlarged and sensitive..This Ls a form of inflammation in the "'isitive tissues which Is cor.:monly called whitlow. It often causes the nails to become ririged and sometimes to separate completely and fall off. In the .severest cases, the nnil may have to be removed before the infection can be cleared up. NAIL SPLITTING Sometimes the nails tend to split for no apparent reason. Ringworm can affect tlie -.alls and may he difficult to cure. Psoriasis Is another skin disease which may affect the nails and cause them to become pitted and deformed. White }X>ints. spots, streaks, or bands can appear in the nails. The nails on either hands or feet can become thickened. With thickening, the nails become dull colored and arc often ridged or furrowed In some cases thick, horny outgrowths can appear. There arc many possible causes for such thickening. Irritation-from neglect, dirt, or poorly fitting shoes or gloves may be responsible. Certain diseases of the glands of Internal secretion which produce hormones are sometimes at fault. Diseases of the nails require accurate diagnosis. In such diseases as psoriasis, ringworm or eczema of the nails, treatment has to be aimed at the particular disease responsible. In most of the other conditions, the cause Is likely to be associated with some general condition such as poor diet, a wasting disease, or something else far distant from the nails themselves. When this is the local treatment is not enough, but the distant cause must be identified if possible and treated according to what is found. * • • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer Individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently afced Questions in his column. -, QUESTION: What is the medical name for the operation for removal of both ovaries, both fallopian tubes, and the uterus? ANSWER: Panhysterosalpingo- oophorectomy. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Robert Elliott, former Blytheville High School football star, has been named athletic director at Wynne high school. He will also be n member of the teaching staff. Miss Lillian Beastey had "open house" at her home In the Pride Addition last night, to compliment her guest, Miss Pi-art Schultz of Cape Girardeau, Mo. Iced drinks and small cakes were served during the evening. Of all the motorists In Blytheville South Is bidding a two-suit hand. I t is now a close question whether West should double or bid four no trump. Casner bid four no trump. The opening !ead of the queen of hearts was won with the ace The ilx diamond tricfe were cashed. South had to bare down to the king-queen of spades, king-eight of hearts and the king-sir of clubs. The ace of spades was cashed and South was thrown In with a spade. He was end-played for the opponents' needed. 10th trick. By Janm D. White AP Foreign News Analyst (For DeWitt MacKenzle) The rising of the Red star over China Inevl ibly upsets the bal- ince of power In a divided world. The weight of 475 million people — a fifth of humanity — shifting from one side of the world-wide schism to the other Is one reason for the "white paper" on China r blishec. last week by the State Department, One of the most Important thl"gh this white paper did was to actmlt the futility of trying further to prevent the shift with 'he method used tn the past. Old Methods Failed That method -.vas to support the legal government of China, as personified by Generalissimo Chianz Kai-Shel' It didn't work. If any new method is to work, it will have to answer many grave questions growing out of the gr4fe shift in world power that OK' Civna means. Three of these questions have been raised by J. D. Ferguson, editor of the Milwaukee Journal He asks whst the Impact of Red China a.« show.n by the w" 'te paper, wlli be on: 1. China's use of the "eto In the Security Council of the United Nations. 2. China's loss of Influence among Western nations. 3. China's commercial treaties with Western nations. In Red hands, the Chinese veto nre-uimably would be used in Russia's favor, but Russia doesn't need this because her own veto is as absolute as anyone else's. The Chinese veto, however, might be u.sed to give the Soviet veto a rest now and then. The danger would not come from the veto. From the standpoint <if Western powers it would lie in the added prestige China will give to the pro-Soviet bloc of nations, particularly in the eyes of smaller powers having a racial and colonial backsround akin to China's. May Cause Problem for UN From the standpoint of the United Nations itself, the danger lies in the possible appearance of two sets of Chinese delegates at Lake Success. If. for Instance. Red China forms a new national government anil claims China's place at take SnJu cess, and If the old delegates frcS, Nankins still are recognized, tht ensuing quarrel could split the U.N, wlrte open. It could wreck It altogether I! the United States and Russia Insist upon supporting rival Chinese delegations and drag their respective allies along with them. The answer to Mr. Ferguson's second question — what about China's loss . of Influence among Western nations?—lies in the- future course of power politics. The day may never come when Reri China can wangle a loan from Wnll Street."' But It's probably nir«»As safe to say that Fed success In China means more Western Influence lost there than China will lose In the West. Just through the mechanics oi power politics, the firmer control the Reds gain over China, the greater their bargaining power will be with both Russia and the West. Communist Russia cannot, for political reasons, afford to let thlj great new Red ally down. For strategic reasons, Russia must take every precaution to see that the great nationalistic drive underlying the communist revolution In Chins Is kent friendly to Russia. ^ Cannot Overlook Opporlunltle^r By the same token, the West can 111 afford to overlook any chance to wean China away from Russia, slim though that chance may appear now. As to China's trade treaties (Mr. Ferguson's third question) all have been condemned by Implication by the Chinese Reds as "Imperialistic" since they are associated with the old government. Specifically, they denounce the SIno-Amerlcan trade See MacKENZlE on Pate • a man from the John- slon r-nsorship office approvinc every I10 t. b dcKENNEY ON BRIDGE Ciirlstmu cards he manufactures ind sells. Now that Casiier has become a j life master, you generally find him playing In a tournament with seme friend, not necessarily an expert. But he piays t° w ' n - He Is very -strong In expre-^sing to his partners the neccssliy of watching every little thing, during the bidding and the play of the hand. Today's hand does not have the noressary two and one-half tricks for an opening bid. Under Hie point-count system it has only a count of 12. 13 being required. But it is a two major suit hand and, there- lore ,shonld be opened. West's first thought Is, is South on a psychic? A double b> West might prove un profitable. Casnor's recommendation Is that West should jump to three no Irump He practically has nine tricks in his own hnnd. When South bicu four hearts, West knows that Russell Byers had to pick the wrong one today. Russell, according to spectators, drove his car Into the rear of a car driven by W. Leon Smith, deputy prosecutor. Neither Smith nor Byers was Injured but the prosecutor's car was damaged. Radio Actress Answer to Previous Puzzle ' HORIZONTAL 3 Psusers 1,6 Depicted 4 Newest radio actress 11 Mountain nymphs 13 Rounded 14 Trial 5 Alleged force 6 Do\vn T Marine fish 8 Color 9 Greek leller LIMA! IK Ajy 15 Harem room 10 Legal point 17 Exclamation 12 Drunkard 13 Light touch 16 The gods 21 Father 23 Divisions of the calyx of sorrow 18 Symbol for tellurium 19 Point 20Suo loco (ab.) ElR CA A TIE J3 ST^ Ljpg FLAG OF VATICAN CITY m PE TTMlAl S2M£ OlNti IJSJf 21 Footlike part 2-1 Masculine 22 Distress signal 26 She stars in 24 Market menace s 25 Pitcher 27 Art (t-alin) 28 Kalian river 29 Trench article 30Cornpnnion 31 Son of Scth 31 Ashen 35Three limes (comb, form) 36 Belongs to il 37 1 am (contr.) 38 Insect •11 Street (ab.) 42 Speech defect 44 Brazilian. macaw 45Tissue (anat.) 18 Pilfered 50 Noisy sleeper 52 Doctrine 53 Pertaining lo a bone in fovearm VERTICAL 1 Witticism 2 Exist 30 Exemplar 32 Prayer 33 Merc 3-1 Weypon 33 Prohibit 39 Abraham's home (Bib.) .40 Aeriform fuel 42 Type of boat 43 Follower •16 Meadou' 47 Arrive (ab.) 49 And (Latin) 51 Chaos

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