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PAGE gnc THE BLVTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COITRIXB NEWB CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher • JAMES L. VXRHOEFF Editor PAUL O. HUMAN, Advertising Manacer So!* NaUooaJ Advertl&lnc Representatives: Waljac* Wltmei Co.. New Vork, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta. MemptOa. KnUred aa second elas* mttt«r tt the po«t- offlc* tt Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol COD- treu. October 8, 1817. BIATHEVILLE (ARK.1 COURIER NEWS Member o( Tlw Awoclated Pres» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: . Bjr carrier In the city ol Blythevillt ot anj luburban town where earriei service l> maintained, 20c per week. 01 85c pel month ' Bv mall, within a radius ol 50 miles M.QO pel year. $2.00 tor six months, *100 for three month*' by mall outside 50 mil* zone *1000 pet jeai payable in advance. Meditations Behold, 1 have jiven him for a wltne»s la the people, a leader and commander to the people. —Isaiah 55:4. • • • A brave captain is as a root ,out ot which (as branches) the courage of his soldiers doth spring. Sir Philip Sidney. 'Barbs In i price war bread was cut to 5 cents a loaf. Dot much money, but a lot of dough. * • • A naturalM M.V, that uking a llvlnj sponie apart doesn't harm it. still, we're in farm- of a punch In the eye U he's (he chfck-fumblln t ,ort. * » • The ordinary husband doesn't mind Being panned, according to a judge. Unless the good wife uses a skillet. * * * Some ambition, wlvei think »otlal Mcurlt; ia a flop. Their husbands slill eat peas with a knife. » • • The first appendicitis operation was performed in 1M3. Think of all the extemporaneous spcaklnf it has led to. New Unification Bill Points To Economy and Harmony Another milestone has been reached on the road to military unity. Congress has approved a new measure to tighten relations among the armed services to produce greater economy and efficiency. Merger of land, sea and air forces is still a good distance off. But the present action marks real progress toward that goal. > First of all, it embodies fiscal and budgetary reforms recommended by the Hoover Commission on government reorganization, .The commission believes these changes will save 11,000,000,000 a - year. Economies in the national military establishment are highly important, because about one of every three tax dollars is now consumed by this department. • Secondly, the new bill raises the military agency to full cabinet rank as the Department of Defense. In the process, it reduces the Army, Navy and Ait- Force to subordinate status. The heads of these three branches will retain their titles as secretaries but they will be subject to direction not only from the Secretary of Defense but from a newly created Undersecretary of Defense. The measure in addition establishes three new assistant defense secretaries. The heads of these three branches will retain their titles as secretaries but they will be subject lo direction not only from the Secretary of Defense but from a newl created Undersecretary ol Defense. The measure in addition establishes three new assistant defense secretaries. The defense secretary thus gains greater authority than he now has lo direct the nation's military affairs and to advise the President in such matters. But he is still far from all-powerful in his field. He is specifically barred from transferring, reassigning, consolidating or abolishing any combatant functions now fixed by law. For example, he could not wipe out the Marine Corps or shift it to Army jurisdiction. Furthermore, the secretary is not empowered tinder (he new act to prevent the secretary of any military department or any member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from presenting individual recommendations lo Congress on armed forces policy. Numerous other changes will co-ordinate various subsidiary boards more closely and enlarge the secretary's power to direct military programs. Intelligent citizens almost certainly will applaud this bill as a step that promises to slash the high cost of operating the military establishment and at the" same time to lessen the bitter intramural conflicts in that agency, S Is 'Saving' Clause Worth Saving? Federal Judge Elwyn Shaw, of Chicago gave Congress more than one shocker when lie declared the 1949 rent control law invalid. Congress had inserted in that law what it calls a "saving" clause. The provision stated that should Ute courts rule any portion of the act unconstitutional, that decision should not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. This is standard operating procedure these days. And it has kept in force large sections of laws that otherwise would have gone completely overboard when certain features were held invalid. Shaw declared, however, that frequently the valid and invalid features are so closely intertwined that it is impossible to separate them. When that is the case, he said, the whole act should die. lie pointed out further lhat it ought to be for the courts to decide the status of remaining provisions of a law once any pail of it has been ruled invalid. If the section wore crucial, a court might well feel that other portions were mcaii- iugless when standing alone. Shaw's views ought to be passed upon by the Supreme Court so Congress will know for sure whether the saving clause will hereafter be a worthless pro- lection for measures of doubtful validity. VIEWS OF OTHERS Road Responsibility Governor McMath has announced his support ol a plan lo give the Highway Department fuJl authority to determine what roads shall be pUced In the slate system. An immediate result ot such a move would be to remove some 2.000 miles ot roads from the system, and a further reduction might follow if the department used a fixed traffic count as the basis ot Its decision. The idea U not a new one. Highway officials under the Laney administration favored a similar project .and to their credit they at least terminated the old practice of making extensive additions to the system on their own. The trouble is that the highway system cannot be reduced without the consent of the legislature, which In the past has been Instrumental in adding road» to It. The political pressure to do so Is strong, of course, for man comity judges have difficulty in maintaining the roarts under their supervision. But a shift of responsibility to the state agency at least provides a new target lor the complaining citizens, even if it doesn't always actually result in any better maintenance. All roads which carry a large amount of through traffic should be in the state system. Those which primarily serve only local traffic should be a local responsibility. From the engineering standpoint, it is simple enough to make the distinction. From the political standpoint it has been, up to now almoat Impossible to-do so, and we can only nope that Governor McMath lares better than his predecessors. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE For a Welfare Department Senator McClellan's expenditures committee has voted to reject President Truman's proposal to create a new Department ol Welfare of cabinet rank. The President's recommendation grew out of a similar proposal by the Hoover Commission in an effort to combine the over-lapping provinces and responsibilities of various federal sociaJ security activities, the office of Education, the Indian Bureau and others. The Presidents plan appears to be sound and sensible. Put in effect, it would have the Government money, result in more efficient service to the taxpayer and Itmmale an enormous amount of inter-agency red tape. Unification is a principle on which Congress has looked with favor. It also has called upon the President for economy. H is hoped, therefore, that his attempts lo comply will not receive treatment like this. The Senate should not accept its committee's report. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY I havt ne\er been in any bitter campaign when any metropolitan daily mewspaperi has been [or me. 1 have no respect for any ol their political prognostications or influence.—President Truman. * » » At the risk of being proved a fool. I will venture to state that there will be no third world war In the sense of a "shooting war." in lart. i don't believe that anything sensational Is going to happen in internationn] affairs tor a long nmc. —Arnold J. Toynebcc, historian. » » * Usually, we wait until the ships come to their home port before we tie [hem up. We may tie them up In foreign ports in the next strike.—Hugh Hry- *>n. president, CIO Marine Cooks and Slewards Union. • • . There was no better soldier than, he (Einle Pyle). H« sweated and suffered with fnfanlrymen and more than anyone else helped America understand the heroism and sacrifices of Us fighting men. He was a Jittle buy who loved the little guy and he brought the front to the front door ot every American home.—Bert Buchwach, president. Honolulu Press Club, at Pyle's icburial In Honolulu. • * * Regretfully, I'm forced lo believe that the Best we can hop* to do Is lo bring a new labor law before the House as the first business In the session that opens next January.-Rep. Augustine B. Kelley (D.. p a .i, giving up hope of rerwahns Uw TaJt.Hutley Uw. The Optimist THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1949 >rw°</m •"• '* / /*'£=- J'>. H^, '.'/. Washington News Notebook Unemployment Causes Heavy Drain On Pocketbooks in Various States WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Exhaustion of unemployment Insurance benefits by workers is another recession headache that must soon be faced. Since the laws governing unemployment Insurance vary In every state, It Is difficult to make a national rounrt-up on (his subject that will fit all cases. But the nature of [he problem may be stated In general terms. The weakness of the unemployment insurance system t., j n combating depressions. The system was designed primarily to give temporarily unemployed workers some income between Jobs, tf Hie country Is now heading into another per""• of continued low employment as It went through In the ?ow, T) ',"• "t"' "" OUK " '" lne anfl <"•««'" benefit payments for 23 come "* lhe lr ° Uble wi " wccks ' he can » ot again become eligible for benefits until after the New York Uses Quarterly System In New York, the unemployed may become eligible for additional benefits at the beginning of every quarter. The rise in New York's unemployment Insurance claims from 331.000 as of June H to 425,000 as of July 9 s vas due in part to the fact that a number of claimants had exhausted their benefits In the second quarter of the year. But they became eligible lor new bene- ' : ts after July 1. Massachvsetts and 15 other states have uniform benefit years, beginning April 1. Maximum benefit in Massachusetts is 23 weeks in any one year. When a Bay State worker has u.sed up all his wage credits and drawn benefit payments for 23 The 33.000.000 workers now covered by the various state systems become eligible for unemployment insurance as they build up ""wage credits." The more steadily work next April :. In other states, the usual pattern Is for each worker's employment year record to begin on the d'ay ne flics his Initial claim for insurance ^u,». ,„= n.ore steadily work- flics his initial claim for Inst'r; ers are employed In any year, the! Then when he has «ha"«ted more unemploment insurance they I benefit.,, he does not aV^n become are entitled to. up to [he maximum! eligible for more unemployment ™ set by each state. New York „.., 5llrnilce untll 52 vvceks S"'^',^,, his (irft claim. When a worker Is drawing Insur- set by each state. New York now has the most liberal unemployment insurance terms in the na- tion. Unemployed workers there may draw a maximum of S26 a week for a maximum of 26 weeks in any year. When a .worker exhausts his unemployment insurance benefits In any year, he may not become eligible lor more unemployment insurance until a new "emnloyment year" begins. It Is in determining the limits of this employment year that state practices vary widely. ance for from 20 to 26 weeks, he is obviously not building up wage credits for the following year. In this ens'.'lnf year th! 5 worker will therefore be eligible for—roughly- less than half as much Insurance as he. got In his Initial year of un- etnptm-ment. Benefits Exhaustr,: in Many Cases National statistics on the existing 43 state unemployment insurance systems, as collected by the Bureau oj Employment Security in Washington, reveal that for the first three months of this year 369,000 of the 2,110.000 workers now drawing unemployment Insurance had exhausted their benefits. Figures for the oecond quarter, now being compiled, will probably show an increase in exhaustions. For the third quarter the situation will really become critical unless there Is a pick-up In employment. For when a worker can draw no more benefits, he must go on relief if he has no other source of income. During the first quarter of 1949, the average unemployed worker exhausted his wage credits and his benefits in about 19 weeks. So any unemployment lasting more than five months can easily swell relief and public welfare rolls. Of the !0 principal labor market areas reporting more than 12'; per cent of their insured workers drawing unemployment benefits In May only one situation has been cleared up. That is the San Jose. Calif., area, where season unemployment in food processing areas has" been greatly reduced. The Muskegon, Mich., area, with 23 per cent unemployment reported, has shown no Improvement. It Is expected [hat some 75.000 workers in Michigan will have exhausted their benefits by September. Of the 16,000 draw-in!; unemployment insurance In the New Bedford Mass., area. 4000 have exhausted their benefits. New England employment officials expect 75000 workers In that region will have exhausted their benefits by Sen tcmber. President of Philippines Asks U.S. About Assistance in Asia DOCTOR SAYS By Rduln P. JorrUn, M. D. Written for NKA Service Either n clot or some bleeding from a olood «wscl In the brain Ls comiuonly called ajwplexy or n "stroke" Hardening of the arteries and high blood pressure iKunlly precede « stroke of apoplexy. Both are r«rc before the iigu of 40. A licmmorhsge (bleeding) Ls somewhat more likely to come on suddenly than a clot and this Is of some help In distinguishing between the two. The symptoms of both conditions, however, depend on the .'.mount ol brnln I Issue damaged. In other words, if the clot closes oil a large blood vessel, a larfe area ot the brain will be uf- (ected. The size and location o[ tlic hemorrhage also determines the mount of damage. When the area Injured Is large, im?onsciauFnr5s usually comes on. The breathing becomes noisy. The muscles on one side of the body— 'he one opposite the side of the bmtn affected—becom,' paral.vzed. Feeling or sensation Is not aliened. Recovery Varies The imoiint of recovery from a stroke depends on the original size o[ -he hemorrhage or clot and what wrt of the brain Is hit Recovery starts enrly The amount of par- nlysis present is usually greatest at the begi'ining and tends to become :ess as the time goes on. Some people who have had an extensive pa- ralvsis recover almost entirely. It is rarely pc^sible by medical or surgical means to get at the brain and to remove the clot or to stop the bleeding. Watchful waiting is therefore about the only treatment which can be used immediately. Complete rest is. of course, essential. Good nursing care is import- int. After a while carefully chosen ex- By James D. White AP Foreign News Analyst (fur DeWitt MacKemle) In the midst of a debate on how much to spend on arming Europe iigiilast Communism, Congres* paused Mils week to hear a question irotn another precinct. resident Elpldio Quirino of the Philippine Republic asked, in effect, what about AslaV Qulrlno's point was that Asia will to Communism by default be the "same courage and vision" is applied there that went into the democratic defenses of Europe. He s;i!d Asia must first of all help itself, but ihnt conditions are so bad that Western technical aid and capital arc needed if the job Is lo be done on time. His sense of urgency, he said, had led him to start a movement |P. ward a union of Pacific countries' against Communism. It could serve as a reception center for whatever lid America decides to extend. President Truman's "bold new pro;ram" to help economically underdeveloped countries is one way this may be done. Tuesday Secretary of the Treasury Snyder asked Con. ares-s U> get one phase of this program started by guaranteeing pri. vale American Investments abroad. First Sussest Last Winter President Quirino first suggested 1 Pacific union last winter when .he Atlantic pact was announced. He got little attention at the time. To keep his proposal In perspective, it is in order to note that his . eadership in such a movement might well help him get reelected next fnll. He faces very atlff opposition It's also worth keeping In mind hat the first Asiatic leader of vhom he talked about the Pacific inion was China's Chiang Kai-shek, Tuesday he didn't mention Chiang, vho has just been pictured as pret- y hopeless as an anti-Communist bulwark by the American white erases or massage may help. The I l )a £ er on China, aaralysis .however, comes from the njury to the brain and is not in :he muscles themselves and there- 'ore one cannot expect lo much from treatment, • • » Note: 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. • « • QUESTION: A friend 56 years old las cramp-like pains in one leg. What could be the cause of this and what could be done for it? ANSWER: The description is meager but if the cramp-like Putins come only after exercise, the most likely diagnosis is "intermittent claudication," a condition which is canned by poor circulation due to hardening of the arteries in the leg. Treatment is often not too successful. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville A story tween the hour for children be- of five and nine has been organized by the B.Y.P.U. of First Baptist Church under the direction ol Miss Virginia Huffman. Miss Huffman Invited the parents of small children to bring them to this story hour on Sunday night at 6:45. Mr. and Mrs p. G. Rcichel and daughter Mary have arrive home from a months stay (n Shawano and Racine, \Vis. Roberta Florcman entertained 35 of her friends last night for a party in the back yard of her home tion into more equal perspectrl IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NE.V Staff Correspondent Bjr Ersklne Johnson NBA Staff Correspondent EDITORS: Tliis is the first of t*vo columns on Mack Sennett. who built an empire on laughs. HOLLYWOOD — <NEA> — Forty years ago an ex-boilermaker named Mack Sennett bounced into Hollywood, hired some unknowns named Charlie Chaplin. Mabel Normand and Gloria SwanMin and built a film empire as (he "king of coni- criy." It was an empire built on laughs, custard pics, Keystone cops, bathing beauties and a still unchal- Icgenecl production record of TOO comedies iu n row. Now Hollywood is jfcttiiif a- roiuul lo honoring the old boy, who Is almost TO, short on cash and long on memories. Paramount will film "The Mack : Bennett Story." Eagle Lion will soon ', "Down Memory Lane," flips from Sennett's best comedies and considerable new footage in which the ' white-hatred film pioneer plays himself. i A SICO debt to two Broadway j bookies propelled Sciiuett, then a i burlesque actor. Into motion pic- ' lures. He was keeping strictly out of Ihelr way but one da.v they cornered him. Sennett pretended he was overjoyed to them. "I've been looking (or you everywhere." he lied. "There's a pile of money to be made itt these new moving pictures and with $2.500 I could make four pictures and we'd be on our ,v«y to a fortune." "You're crazy." said (] )( > bookies. "You owe us $100 and you want S2500 more." "I must been a good salesman." sarii Senneti. "because they came Ihrough with the money." Westward Ho! Sennctt. Mabel Normanrl. KYrd Mace and FVird Slerlin? took a train for California. They tot • t lh» 8«n!« f f station ind juried toward the center of town in an automobile. Sonett remembers: "\Ve soon found our way blocked b >' a Shrine parade. Within 10 minutes , c 'd bought a doll that looked like a baby and cried when squeezed. I told Mabel: 'You wait on the curb with the doll until our car comes close. We'll start the camera and then you run out and -KTUS;-. one of the marching Shrin- ers ui not providing for his baljv. ford and Fred will come up and help vo;j.' "We gnt a nierr of cardboard anil printed I'ltESS on il anil lump it ov(r the windshield of our Then we covered up the rimii'r.i uith „,,- (.„.,(. • lahrl ,11^ n s j ^ o id ncr nn( j ^ even better than I had hoped riiiaus,-. the man's wife was march»"•• aiih him and she got pretty excited. The cops came up and were funnier than our actors. When tnfy discovered the hoax, Mabel j and the lioys got back In the car ! and ui' drove away, fast." i ffext tiay Sennett rented a small j store building and made a brief j be^innir.g and a brief end for the movie" he had taken 10 minutes after (IK arrival In I/is Angeles H's bookie partners were delight- eel. Th r picture sold readily at a fmf profit. He was In bushic-s aiui this probably was the last rubber of ihe evening. He was afraid that Wtst might be void of diamonds, anri that the hand was safer at no trump. After all East had dared to risk a two-diamond bid over his two demand bid. South had shown of diamonds. Therefore, the queen should have oeen played from dummy to trick- one. Now, regardlejis oi what E-ist does. the. contract will be made Suppose East goes up with the ace and returns to c j u ti. Declarer will " 1 " il ' S° ovei l ° the spade king, lead r.he three of diamonds and finesse the ten .spot, discarding !he five of hearts on the king oj diamonds. These are footnotes, and do not detract from the basic validity of Qulrino's basic question: What about Asia? He makes it nlain Uiat the spread ol Communism is forcing this tion into mo with Europe. Assuming that Congress and th« American press, and public awake to tiie reality as Quirino describe* it. the question of aiding Asia is likely to boil down to one of method. I>iffrrent Technique Needed The techniques of helping Asia are likely to be different. China has shown, for instance, that aid like that for Greece, dumped Into the highly nationalLstlc Asiatic picture, can result In a debacle. Korea suggests the apparently unbridgeable gap that can yawn when the cold war is allowed to split an ethnically coherent people. No matter how you handle aid for Asi-i, the problem is gigantic and the cost could come high. The danger ol financing a gravy train present. Just as it was In Europe. Asiatics have been in business even longer and are Just as quick as Europeans to know a good thing when they see it. Nevertheless, history has run Its postwar course to the extent that Congress can hold up a debate on arming Europe in order to hear the case for Asia from President Q"tk inc. W The implied burden of his message is that this is one world, and If you choose to resist a world dynamic like communism you've got to think in world terms. Not just Europe; not Just Asia; the world. Ni ' for Food Cattle first were domesticated, not for meat but for use as draft animals and for their milk, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. The amount of energy you use, not the hot weather, determines the amount of food you need in the summertime. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE B.v Uilli.,m K. .llcKcnncy Amrrlra's Card AiillmritV I Written for NBA Service I Opening Uad Play If Important Here I .1111 not foln; to try lo Justify North'.: Did ot 5ix no iruuip on lo- haiirt i can only explain lhat North had been lo«ln« all «v«ung I 4k 9S432 » J742 • K104 * 10 Lesson Hand on Plaj S»ulh West ,\orlh E M t Pass Pass 2 J. 2 • Pass Pass 3 A p,, (N.T. Pass 6 N. T. Pass Opening— » 8 n .strength In diamonds by bidding thice no trump rather than three ••n a full and North felt (unto confident [ha' he had either the ace or king of diamonds to justify the '.hree no trump bid. However, it is the play that we want to rliscu.M today. When Wc.-;t. opened the eight of diamonds, what would you play from dummy? Suppose that declarer elects to play the three-spot Easf, ol course, will -vin the triuk with the nee .and now what rhould he return? If you analyze It, yo'.: will find that Enst shruld return a club II South has the ten and a small club, there is "o way to defeat the contract East must attempt to lock the declarer in (lummy: also hope that West has tlnee hearts to the miecu. Let us go back to the declarer's atulc Did he make the correct play when he put on the three-spot from dummy? He did not, !>:> not iorgct that East overcalled in clia- nii'tids Htid Wrst opened the cl-iu- spot. This combination cle?r!y marlu Eul with thi ace and jack Bird of Prey HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted bird of prey 8 Scientific name of Ihis bird is pralincola 12 Operatic solo 13 Observe 14 Harvest 15 Lariats Answer to Previous Puzzle VERTICAL 1 Heavy i O d 2 Us habits nocturnnl 3 Narrow inlet •I Country 5 Bones 6 Pronoun 7 Permits 8 Tendencies 9 Affirmative CTS Aft B1E Eli 17 Plays the part JO r^ edging « MoTf«Be " H Godrics: of host 39 Masculine name 20 Male child 21 Bustle 2.1 Owing 28 So be ilf 27 Fillip 20 Irish god of the sea 30 Peer Gynl's molhcr 31 Blackbird of cuckoo family 32StoraEcbox 33 Icelandic mylh 35 Winter vehicle 36 Group of matched pieces 37 Ever (conlr.) 38 Pedal digil •II British money of account 4.1 Vitiates Ifi Constituents 50 Young salmon 31 Mimic 53 Facility M Woody plant 55 Fooled vase 56 Perish* d 41 Presage 42 Sun god J J Goddess of the26 Winglike parts « Seaport (ab.) harvest 28 Hang as if 4-1 Golf term a t™ a ™ CSSW . c .. , b , alan « d « Mineral rock 18 international 34 Rrcss language 35 Not standing 39 Oleum (ab ) ' 21 Realities 22 Ridicule 40 Man's nnmc 47 Orienlal porgy 48 Compass point 49 Scailet 52 Pair (ab.) 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