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PAGE SH BLVTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VTRHOCTT Editor PAUL O. HUUAN, Advertising Manager Bole Nation*! Advertising Representative*: Wallace Wltmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, , Mempbla. Entered as second cla&i matter at the office at Blytbevllte, Arkansas, under act ol Congress. October 9. 1917. Member of Tin Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier Ln the city ot Blythevul* or any tuburban town where carrlei service U m&in- taiued. 20c per week-. 01 85o pei month By mall, within a radius ol SO miles M.OO per year. 12.00 lor six months, $1.00 foi three mouth*; by mail outside 50 mile zone *10JX) per yeai payable in advance. Meditations Happy u the man (hat fcareth alway: but he I hit hardcncth hi> heart shall (all Into mischief. —Proverb* 28:14. • * * None but God can satisfy the longings of an Immortal soul; that as the heart was made lor .Him, so He only can Jill It.—Trench. Barbs Wonderful things are expected of a H-j'ear-oia Ohio singer—as even the neighbors trunk she« good. • * * * .B«an ball pitchers offer a clue as to what became of grandma's old-fashioned duster. The drivers who hit telephones are bad enough, but too many insist on moving targets. * * * A summer flood was reported along an Illinois river. We wonder If the youngsters were told to keep their clean shoes off the muddy carpels. * * * A biologist says men are about to exterminate , themselves. Oh, come now, that morning-alter feeling isn't that permanent. the presidency. Only he can decide how to provide that chance in the face of possible party barriers. This Ailing World Governor Warren Stages Comeback Gov. Earl Warren of California began 1949 under heavy handicap. He had been second man on the losing Republican team in the 1948 elections. And • that normally means diminished prestige and influence. When the California legislature convened last January, his opposition look. ed stronger. On the national scene, .his name was little-mentioned. ; : Warren nevertheless waded in with a. state program he believed the voters •wanted. That included a record budget. He had to buck his emboldened political oponents plus a host of hostile lobbyists, who are no ptiiiy adversaries in California. He had to talk big spending to legislators who were in an economy mood. Accounts from the Pacific Coast now declare that Warren has won his fight after the longest legislative session in 'his state's history. He pushed his program to enactment and he held his leadership firmly at all stages. ; A two-term governor, lie is now in a strong spot to run again in 1950 if he wishes. For Californians are talking once more of Warren, the liberal GOP executive. The beaten vice presidential nominee is forgotten. But the governor's comeback is bigger than this. He was the standout among Republicans at the governors' conference last month in Colorado Springs. Roscoe Drummond of the Christian Science Monitor checked many reporters who attended that meeting, and summarized their views thus: "Gov. Karl Warren of California was the most popular and on an all-around basis the most impressive Republican participant in public and private discus- .sions." Does this mean he will be regarded as a serious contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 1952? On performance Warren would seem to merit such attention. But there is no assurance he will get it. He was largely ignored for the No. 1 post last year, although his record and his character were already well established. Perhaps that's part of Hie trouble. His liberalism is there for all to see, out it's a viewpoint now in the ascendancy in his party. Moreover, he is an extremely forthright man in a field where straightforwardness is not necessarily regarded as wise. There's more to it, of course. In 1948 Warren made only a belated, halfhearted try for the nomination. The presidency seldom seeks the man. Me has to want it enough to go after it. No one knows whether Warren does want the 1952 nomination. Cast attitudes toward him in his party suggest that even hard work might not get it for him. But a man of his admitted stature probably ought to give the public a real chance to measure him against Half of the 2,265,000,000 people in the world are either continuously ill or become sick each year, says Surgeon General Leonard A. Scheele. That is a staggering fact which seems to dwarf many of the issues dominating front pages across the nation. Its impact only is heightened by Scheele's statement that much of the world's disease is preventable and much curable. The surgeon general offered this information in his report on the World Health Assembly held in Home last month. If his idea was to shock Americans into new awareness of health problems he probably will succeed. Get to thinking about half the world's people on the sick list a)id you realize how short a distance we've come along the road to general human betterment. What we obviously need is less talk of the Iron Curtain and more about getting iron into People's blood. VIEWS OF OTHERS Arms Aid—Not Too Rigid The exact amount of money to be spent on. arms for Europe is less important than the dispatch with which Congress can move to provide that aid. We say tills with full knowledge that the »1,450,000,000 asked Joy by President Truman will not arm Euiope to the belt, let alone to the teetli. To vote every last cent of It would not make' western Europe aggression-proof. Bill for that very reason a IOIIR struggle by the administration to force tlirough Congress the legislation President Truman haj Just sent to that body would be a bid for a Pyrrhic victory, it would look more like a battle for domestic political prestige than for western security. Unfortunately, the prestige angle has appeared Immediately with the presentation of the arms bill. For it Is reported that the President did not, consult the Republican leadership before announcing his program. In any event. Senator Vandenberg's response to the announcement Is evidence that the arms program does not hive the bipartisan backing the Atlantic Pact had. For this reason as well as for the sake ol ex- pendltlng military aid to America's allies, compromise rather than all-out victory should be the watchword on both sides of the debate. The President has properly stressed the urgency in the situation Impelling the arms measure. He ha» persuasively emphasized the need for keeping up the "momentum" in American foreign policy. He has usefully pointed out that the money which the United States puts into arms aid is a double insurance: Iffr.the first place it is military insurance, but in' the second place it is also a form of economic insurance. It will, If substantial enough, enable the Brussels Treaty powers (Britain, Prance, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Denmark) to keep their combined military Dud- gets at or near the $5.500.000,000 now required for joint defense. It thus can reduce pressures to divert funds and energies from the economic recovery programs now undr way in Europe. Yet it is possible that these things can be accomplished even If some paring of the program takes place .or If a stopgap program as tentatively suggested by Senator Vandcnberg should be adopted. There Is one Item, for example—that for providing funds to stimulate European arms production—which might stand modification. Ana Latin America, In no Immediate danger ol armed attack (roni the Communist East, could [orcgo its SIOO.000,000 slice in the arms program, which in any case looks less like western defense tlian like Washington logrolling. All the Indications are that opposition to the President's arms plan will prove incomparably slijfcr than that to the Atlantic Pnct. Opponents of the pact, reluctant supporters ol the gact. economy-minded legislators in twin nouses ol Congress semi-informed idealists, and others may a]l unite in opposing the arms bill. So Iho aeuate on this measure may present to the wcrjd a completely false picture as to American unity oacK of the pact unless the political realities arc accu- ritely calculated and handled In a statesmanlike way We trust they will be. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY Chiang's Blockade Works, But It's to Advantage of Russians By James D. While AP Furelfn News Analyst (For UeYVIU AlacKenile) Chiang Kai-shek's strategic device o[ blockading Red Chinese ports is working. That is, it Is not winning the civil war or preventing Us loss- Free China Is crumbling steadily. But, by cutting the Reds off from normal foreign trade via the sea, PETER EPSON'S Washington News Notebook Joker is Found in Senate Committee Recommendations on Public Power The DOCTOR SAYS By Kdwin P. Jordan, M.D. Written for NEA Service The great white plague, or tuberculosis as it is more commonly known today, is an Infectious disease. The germ which causes it is most commonly caught from a per son with the disease, although it can be carried also by unpnsturized milk or contaminated meat. The best Hue of attack is to prevent the sprearf of the germ. One of the best ways to attack this problem Ls to survey the. entire population of a community or citj with the aim of picking out UIOM? who have the disease but do "not even know it. People who do not even know they have tuberculosis may infect others. The community survey has now become possible 'because of revolutionary improvements in the technical methods of diagnosing tuberculosis. This technical improvement involves the use of a tiny or miniature X-ray film. Big-City Experiment Probably Savannah, Ga., was one of the first large cities to try this method out on a large scale. The county ill which Savannah is located has a population of 150.000. During the autumn of 1945, nearly 75,000 residents of the county appeared voluntarily for chest X-rays. Since that time several other cities inducting Washington. D.C., Seattle, Washington, and Cleveland WASHINGTON (NBA)—A huge ' joker has been found in Senate Appropriations Committee recommendations against the building of government transmission lines from Bureau of Reclamation power clams. It relatrs to proposed orders that the Department of Interior m,;ke con t nets with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and Idaho Power Co., similar to a contract now in force between the government's Southwestern Power Administration and the Texas Power find Light Co. The catch in this attempted committee mandate is that the Texas Power and Light contract was a i special agreement made to fit peculiar circumstances not. fou.ut in the California and Idaho areas. Forcing a Texas Power und Liglit- type contract on other power projects would in effect restrict the government to developing only secondary power to supplement primary power developed by the private companies. The Texas contract was drawn up to handle only the public power developed at Dennison dam. This Is a flood control datn built by the Army engineers on the Red River which farms the boundary between j creased the company's capacity. It i day plus .united secondary pow- r. This is hard power to .sell. Southwestern Power A dm i ills t ratio.) has 10 other generating capacity in this :erritory to tie into. But it does :iave a number of potential pref- Toncc customers among rural cooperatives in the area. They could not- he served, however, because Texas Pnwer and Light controls all the transmission lines. On the other hand, Texas Power and Light WHS in the position of needing reserve power for Its peak load periods In the afternoon and evening. So here were all the elements for a good trade. Under the law Department of Interior Ls selling agent for power generated at flood control dams built by Army engineers. So In April 19-17, Southwestern Power Administrator Douglas Wright made a contract for the department with Texas Power and Light. In brief. Southwestern power swapped ib; secondary power for delivery at peak-load periods, in exchange for firm power from Texns Power and Light for delivery to the government's co-op customers. It. is ciJowatt hours. Most of this capacity from Shasta Darn is now sold to Pa- caftc Gas and Electric Co. because the government lias only three short ransmlssion lines which tie its power into the Pacific Gas and Electric system. Unless the Senate Appropriations Committee recommendations. are defeated, the: government will be forced to make a Texas Power and Light-type contract with Pacific Oas and. Electric Co. The government will also be prevented from building a steam plant to firm up its power. And it will be prevented from building transmission lines lo serve ar.y of its preferred customers save reclamation project pumping stations The Senate Appropriations Committee would put similar restrictions on Anderson Ranch dam in Idaho. Us power generators are not yet in operation. When completed they will have a capacity of 80,000.000 k.w.h. per year. When tied in with other ui'.'ts of the Boise project, total capacity will be 140.000.000 k.w.h. pr year The Senate Appropriations Committee action would force the O. (in which such a survey is now i in progress), have carried out sim- I ilar X-ray surveys aimed at revealing unsuspected cases or. the disease. < Mass tuberculosis surveys offer a wonderful means of picking out unknown tuberculosis (and often equally unknown other diseases of the chest). This permits Nany thousands to obtain proper treatment early enough to bring about a cure and helps to protect their many relatives and triends from acquiring this serious disease. V • • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked qustions in his column. THE DOCTOR ANSWERS .. Sak By Edwin P. Jordan, M.D. QUESTION: Some members of my family are subject to bloating indigestion and nervousness with coated tongue and backache. What is this condition? ANSWER: There are several possibilities. The most likely Is a condition called spastic colon. The bloating cauld be caused by swallowing air unconsciously, a condition which is fairly common and associated with some nervous dispositions. Wang Is driving them more flrmlj nlo the arms of Soviet liussia than tvei before. 'Die prospect of normal rude between Red China and thi West Is fading. With Shanghai dying on theii lands as a great port, (he Reds are ilanning an organized evacuation of the city's surplus population and nan to reduce it eventually to about lalf its present swollen population of six million jieople. Kail lo Gel Western Trade The Reds could be expected tc ign themselves politically with Moscow, but economically the cards were stacked at first in favor of. considerable trade with the West. This trade, everyone felt sure, would be largely on fled terms, but still was alluring enough that many foreign businessmen planned to stay on and give it a whirl. The fact was and still is Hint Soviet Russia cniuiot be expected to supply the , vast range of industrial and con- {• sumer goods which China needs to • rebuild. But since the blockade by sea and air went into effect after the fall of Shanghai, shipping has been greatly curtailed. Factories lacked raw materials. The jobless incr fi- eri. The currency slipped. The Reds realized what white elephants they had fallen heir to in places like Shanghai ard Tientsin. Without a large volunu of foreign trade they mean nothing but trouble. This has forced a drastic shift in the Reds' economic policy. It appears to have speeded up their political polarization. At first their idea seemed to be to buy abroad from anyone that would treat them on what they consider equal terms. Now the talk Is of getting along on what China can produce herself, plus what Soviet Russia can supply. Hard Times Expected This greatly limits the prospect for business of any kind in China, and means hard times. The moderates who had hoped to keep Red China part of the world economy have lost out to the pro-Soviet isolationists. China once again has Become a place where motorcars run an charcoal and there is no ready ource of imports nor adequate market abroad for China's export of- erings. The first fruit of this shift In lollcy is the local trade agreement letween Manchuria and Soviet Rus- / sia. The Peiping radio is plugging ' his purely limited deal as a major solution lo China's economic strangulation under the blockade. Red China is being herded down the road toward Russia with a rash of articles and speeches praising Soviet Russia as the true and trusted friend in need. Nothing Is said about the unequal treaty of 1945 which gives the Soviets the same position in Manchuria the czars used to enjoy. Sino-Soviet friendship associations are being organized on a large scale In Manchuria, suggesting that Bed China has to make a special effort to sell Russia in this role to the Chinese people. All this might have happened anyway. The one thing certain is that it Is happening behind Chiang Kai-shek's blockade. southern Oklahoma and Texas. Not enoucrh water flows through the Red River throughout the year to make po-sible the delivery of a large load of firm power by D=n- nls'in rif-m generators. But the water held AI Dennlson dam during heavy ninfall runoff Ls sufficient to deliver a fair quantity of secondary power for limited periods. Output Is Limited About the best DcmiLson can do is deliver fiim power for eight hours marketed the government's power and delivered it to its customers. The imr.u it ability of this Texas Power and Light-type contract for other government iiwtallalions having rhe capacity to deliver Irvine quantities of firm power Is obvious. California Project's Capacity Greater The Central Valley Project in California—with $WO,C03.COO expenditures now authorized—will have an annual output of 2.300.000.000 a pood denl for both sides. It in- I ^overunienl to make a Texas Power and Light-type contract with Idaho Power Co. to restrict the marketing of this vast public power capacHy. A Senate floor battle has been promised by Senators _O'Mahoney of Wyoming, Johnson of Texas. Sparkman of Alabama and others who want committee restrictions on the public power program removed. If committee recommendations are adopted, they will put the government in the role of being secondary supplier to private monopolies. IN HOLLYWOOD Hy Krskinc Johnson NKA Staff Corresiwnrtcnt HOLLYWOOD—iNEAt—Now it can be told—and tills wil] go down as n Hollywood classic In the be- Mirplus parachute silk for one of Maureen O'Hara's gowns in "Bagdad." Bet it was the first time an had llcviug-your-own-publicity depart- ] Arabian \'ight.= cosuinc ever mcnt: ; 30 misMons over Tokyo. Robert Preston's first big movie | ... was "Union Pacific" for Cecil B. I Three irate kids called to loll me DeMllle. To ballyhoo the picture, [ they had been p'.'shed around by rs on tour, i Beverly Hills police while getting American industry nas made possible the nigh standard of living which the worker enjoys only because someone was willing to back up his ideas with money and was willing to accept the risk ot failure.—Emll Schram. president, New York stock Exchange. I'm proud that I've made good on my tirsl assignment to the point where ottier colored olay- ers will find tt easier to enter the game and go to the top. But I'm very well aware tliat even this limited Job Isn't finished yet.—Jackie Robinson. Negro baseball star. * * * If the Aiken Harm price support) law has any friends, 1 don t know them.—rip. Eugene E. Cox (D., Ga.). * * * This particular group (House Un-American Activities Committee* is not only unfair to individuals, but actually quite incompetent, in the Job it is supposed to do.— Of. Edward U. Condon director, National Bureau of Standards. DeMllle took (lie Introducing them from theater stages In 55 cities. Before their first appearance. DeMllle called Preston to his draw- Ing room on his private train and said: "Bob, 1 have to decide how to Introduce you. Tell me — what have you ever done before?" "Well," said Dob, "I've been In three pictures." "No " said "'eMtlle. "I mean even before that. Some job yon may have held." Bob thought for n moment and then .'aid: "T worked tor a couple of weeks on the rlean-up gang and helped park cars at Santa Anita race track." -Thifs II." said Decile. "I'll introduce von by savinc 1 discovered you parking curs." That's what DeMille did— In 55 cities throughout the country and autographs outside of Romanoff's rr la-rant. The kids quoted the cop-, as saying "It's aealnst the law lo get autographs in Beverly Hills" N T olc to the kids: There Is no such law Push back but keep the peace. Walter Wanger is talking a>ojt reteaminp Alan Baxter and Sylvia Sidney, who scored a big hit 10 years ago in "Mary Burns—fugitive." j t • * TiHul.Hi Hankhcarf and Dona If I Conk, touri n K i u " Priva tc l.ivrv" were startled out of a couplr nf lives by (his i/poRrnnti- iral error In - Bflstrvn ^d: "Tallu- lali HankhiMH 'i 'Private Lives' uilli Drinald Durk." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKennty America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Trumping Partner's Ace Defeats Bid I like to meet young up-and- cmnlng stars. 'Hie lives of every one of these typical American boys and girls are very Interesting. Take the young star I was chatting with the other day. Kay Starr. She sings every Tuesday and Thursday nicht over one of the major nct- w'orks. only ons telephone." Kay started to sing when she was 10 years old in Dallas, Tex She nicknntned her father "Chief Sitting Pretty" because he liked to sit and listen to her sing. Kay likes to play bridge but refused to play with me. She shyly said, "I am afraid I might trump your ace and then you would get angry with me." I told her I wouldn't, especially if she trumped my ace in todr.y's hand. West cashes the king of diamonds and leads the ace. If this holds the trick and he plays the ace .of clubs and a small club, declarer will pick up the trumps and' make the^contract. But look what happens if East trumps his partner's ace of diamonds. The queen ol clubs is returned. If declarer lets this ririe. East returns another club and defeats the con- Phi] H:nns will go In town on , - new tune. "I Don't Want Any there was a big hand every timejt nbc , v in Mv Job .. I|V f fr ,t,, r ed in for the young artor DeMMlc said ( tVlc m ,^,. 3 i .. Sl , gnr tlill" at the he discove-'d in tlie Santa Anita I Ln , P ,.,i mss theater. ... Despite parking lot. _ Howard Hughes' protest. Faith A year Hter DeMille cast Bob in another picture. When DeMille . Domcmte goes back to Buenos Aires fnr another picture with her a.sked Bob h"vv he 'iked the script , hl , sta ,, d „„„' Fl . pcollM(1 sh< ,- s n ,e Bob said: "The srnpl Is fine, but , star „, ,,„,,,,„. lona . sll< ,| VC d "Vcn- 1 think the rol" s too sintHar the one I nlavcd in 'Union M^vbe we can rbrtune it a little" DeMllle b'''' ll cd. cot t:p fi-om his desV- and snapped: "Nrvw listen, yo'.uic man. If 't wasn't for mr vo'i'H ' + '11 be park- in- i-iy* nl «~.*t^ A"'t1 " ON A Ft.VtNT. r\T!Fi;T Stylist Yvonne Wood used Ainiy ng-shehed for release this fall. Induced Sales Early pnct.s and orators recited Iheir works in public In order to induce ilieir I.earers to buy written coi-'ie.s if them, according Encyclopedia Britannlca. * AKQI07 • 8653 + K652 Rubber—Both vul. Sou III W«t North Eut 1 A 2 * 2 » Pass 2 * 3 » 4 * Pass Opening le^i—* K II 75 Years Ago In Blythevillc — There are 31 pretty girls entered in the beauty contest, to be held next week in the Ritz Theater at which time, "Miss Blyhcville" will selected and will represent our, town at the Mid South Fair lull Memphis. 7 Girls entered are; Miss Polly Ann Buck, Doris Ray Dobyns Evelyn Smart. Frances Little. Lystra Brackin, Patty Shane, Margaret Shaver. Jane Kollipeter. Laura. Crowder, Anna Mae Jones. Margaret Hasscn, Sarah Jo Little. Jessalyn Blomeyer. Emma Sue Stewart, Maybelie Snyder. Patty June Davis, Mildred Lou Kubbard. Martha Ann Lynch. Elizabeth Ann Wilson, Mildred Moore, Jane Kjchtitzky, Virginia Nunn. Helen Laden. Jeanne Harrison. Grace Davenport of Gosnell, Clara Davis and Juanita. Smith Jack Robinson is in charge of the affair which is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Reed Instrument Answer to Previous Puzzls HORIZONTAL 56 Juncture Kay Is a little Indian girl who belongs to the Cherokce-Iroquols- Choctow tube, born and raised in Ihc town of Dougherty. Okla. When I asked her where this town was, she said. "Dougherty is a little town all by Itself. It is only a block long. We hold movies in the billiard hall once or twice a , month Our post office Is the drug- to the [ 5t ore> an d our Ice-house Is run by the 'local garage man. We have I Depicted musical instrument 5 Unit Bit is a instrument 12 Back 13 Dung beetle 14 Atop 15 Burmese wood sprite 16 Free 18 Heavenly body 19 Near 20 Serious 22 Accomplish 23 Aquatic bird 25 Stale II Organic compound 28 Unmarried \voman 2!) Two (prefix) 30 Italian river 31 Exists 32 Hebrew deity M Tore 35 Ceremony 3R Otherwise 39 City in Oklahoma 40 Parent 41 Ridiculed 47 Rhode Island (ab.) « t.ikcly ^>0 Mediterranean vessel •il Rodent 52 Belgian river 5J Point a weapon 55 Current in nroan 57 Greek letter 58 Old VERTICAL 1 Decorated 2 Whipped 3 Cereal grain 4 Comparative suffix 5 Scent 6 Midday 7 Gaelic B Artificial language 9 Abstract being 10 Musical 33 Remunerates studies 34 Pass 11 Givers 36 Hnranguc ISN'ole of scale 37 Revised 17riural ending 42 From (prefix) 20 Enrolled 43 Harvest 21 Meddled 44 Wading bird 24 Birds 45 Hall (prefix) 2G Musical 46 Onto! (prefix) nstmment 49 Beverage 51 Equip 53 Ream (ab.) 55 Tantalum (symbol) 50 i5

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