PACT »OC THE BLYTHEVIUJt COURIER NEWS BLYTRFVILLI! (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAY IT, 1949 •f mnttt 0, CM, ot BlrUMiUM Oarrfc« tUlta* • « tse P* mootb . ndlw <* M mU*r tU«e tor riz noatHi »1J» toe thiw rnooUn: *!• » «1U «»• «OJ» *« »••• p»r*bfc IB Meditations A» MM water* to a thlnty MWl, •• ta I*>« tnm • ft* e«u»tey.— Prefer** ttr». ' Though It b« honest, it U never |ood To brinj b»d news; give lo a gracious mes*a«* An beet of tonarue*; but let 111 tidhirs tell Themselve* when th*y bt Jelt.— Shakespeare. •r in thtir two-front cold w»r. But they e»n»care«ly *«»e their own tension without «*iinf OUM as well. An end of the airlift »nd of tht Greek war will relieve thi*. country of anxiety »i well M expense. It wili giv« our government more time to think about the next Communist move* which, most likely, will come in the East. It is to b« hoped that Washington will take this time that is being offered and do' some hard and clever thinking. Right now the government hasn't much Far Eastern policy except to stop throwing good money after bad in China. That ii neither very positive nor very promising. It is obviously neces- cary for the United States to get ready for the next round. Attaboy, Harry! Barbs Alter » fenon hu don« only u he pleased b* tout »Jw»yi pleaied with what h« has done. • • • ftm» *f Mr g1»»«ay forecasters seem to be rc- tvnUc to the old theory that tht world Is IUt- * • * Superstition is Just a lot of bunk— until it true. He Also Gave 'Em the Ax The Ontario Court of Appeals has upheld the action of a landlord who evicted a couple and their children from a farmhouse which he wanted to use for raising turkeys. That landlord must have talked turkey to the judges in order to get legal permission lo give his tenants the bird. PrartBf Uut low «• finding » war out— di- nn(( fxt eqitUff the auunber of marriage* la M OfcU town. • • • Moscow hun't published a new phone boon sine* 1»». but Joe atalin itlll can get anybody'* number. Sreek Reds' Peace Offer Grips Hand of Russians What ipvith «11 the excitement over the lifting of the Berlin blockade, the Greek Communists' bid to end the civil war did not get a lot of attention. Yet the offer is interesting as well as important, since it is a piece with the rest of the current Communist strategy in Europe. Taken by-itself, the guerrillas' willingness to negotiate peace would have been hard to understand. They had scored some recent^gains, and appeared to b« winning such engagements as were important enough to warrant the cost of cables from American correspondents. Then suddenly they offered to begin peace talks through mediation of the United Nations. It was quite a generous offer, too. The rebels did not insist, as they had before, that the American and British military missions withdraw a a preliminary to negotiations. They said they would agree to a neutral, non-political interim government. They proposed free elections under UN supervision and promised to abide by the results. The only conditions laid down were that any agreement should respect the independence of Greece, and that the election supervisors should not be made up exclusively of representatives of the western governments. The guerrilla government's minister of justice, who made the offer, was both naive and realistic about what would happen after the elections. He said that it would be up to the new government, whatever its complexion, to decide whether Greece should continue to get Marshall Plan aid. He also said, more sensibly, that "everything depends on the Americans." Naturally, any decision on future aid would depend on the American government. And Washington would scarcely be expected to continue helping Greece if, as the guerrillas predict, the Communists should win the election. However, the naive statement may have been meant as a face-saver. How much sincerity there is in the rest of the Communist proposal remains to be seen. Undoubtedly the rebel leaders had their orders from Moscow to start calling the whole thing off, at least for the time being. This, with the Berlin negotiations, seems lo offer unmistakable proof that the Soviet government is going to give Europe a spell of quiet and relaxation while it concentrates more time, money and energy in the Far East. It also seems to prove that the recent tactics in Europe have been inconvenient and expensive for Russia as well u for the United States. The Western power*' counter-blockade put an economic iqueeze on the Soviet sector of Berlin. And whatever help Russia and the satellite* were giving the Greek rebel* could probably be used to better advantage elsewhere. So Uu Soviet* Mem to want i breath- VIEWS OF OTHERS Israel, Land of Pioneers Impressive as Jarael'i military and dimplomatic achievements have been, there is a reminder in the opening of the 1MB Jewish Welfare Fund Campaign In thi« area that the new nation's chief glory may be its success In providing homes for hundred* of thousands of homeless. One of the objective* of this campaign is to help Israel absorb at least 29,000 Immigrants a month. There now are about BOO.OOO Jews In Israel, and almost MO.OOO of these settled there in the last 15 months. Additional immigrants are coming in at such a rate that it Is expected that the. total population will be doubled In four years or lets. The gates are wide open. This influx might well cause concern to the rulers of a country which at Its longest stretches only a little mort than 300 miles and its widest only about SO, and which if made up to a very considerable extent of desert or near-desert. Yet there is no such concern In Tel Aviv or in the new city of Jerusalem. Thi welcomes heard there are hearty. Chief credit for this goes to the Jewish Agency which has planned admirably for the new arrlT- ali. In many eases, it provides for their gathering abroard and their transportation to Israel. There, most of the Immigrants are divided into aettlemcn groups which turn Into Tillages almost overnight. Absorption U quick becaust there is much work to be done—especially construction. But in the long run, new. industries will have to be developed and new land brought under cultivation. Ther* are just now a scant 60,000 unemployed In Israel, and the Government is determined to keep that figure from ever becoming much larger, at least relatively. That is a determination which betokens high confidence as well as Intensive planning and generous support from other parts of the world. Almost everywhere els« in the world there is an atmosphere of dread and encroachment. In Israel, this Is a time of ever broadening expectations and accomplishment. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. It's That Season of the Year When Fishermen Get Restless Tht DOCTOR SAYS RT Edwin P. Jordan, M. l>. Written for NEA Bert-ice In contrast to anemia, In which there ire too few red cell* or too little Iron In the blood, there is a condition known as polycythemla in which red cells In the blood may be too numerous. In ihis disease the number of red cells may be more than twice normal. The symptoms o( polycythemla vary considerably from person to person Headache. dizziness and inability to work well are fairly com mon. A brick-red flushing of the face and hands is often present. The disease cannot be diagnosed from these symptoms alone, hut rather from counting the blood cells under microscope. This disease has been known lor many years. Many kinds of treatments "have been tiled, the mosf common one being repeated removal o( blood from a vein. Such repeated small bleedings do not. of course, cure the condition but do pet rid of some of the extra red blood cells. Cells Destroyed By DeVVUl MacKerwte AV forelrn Affair. Analyst I see by my newspaper that On. ,ucius Clay, having written sonw _f the irrezt history of our time, !• hankering to get home from Ger^ many so that h< can go flshin'. \^ Now that's grand news. It's gooa to know that our military commander on the cold-war front belongs to that ureal fraternity which recogniies flshfn' as one of the most important things in life. There's nothing which will put an overworked man on his feet Quicker than to get back to nature with rod and line. There's no music so soothing to frayed nerves as the song of a running reel. But fishin' is more than a pick- me-up for weary nerves. By taking a chap out of the hurly-burly of every-day life it gives him a chance to get acquainted with himself. That's important, you know. Everyone ought to take time off about once In so often for a check-up on just what sort of guy he himself to. If you want to get acquainted with your' fellow, go flshin' with him. If you want to get acquainted with yourself, do you likewise. So it Isn't so surnrip'nq to fi>"l a hcvs. of distinguished men (and women for that matter) among the disciples of Ir.aak Walton. They've Other treatments Include the use | learned the secret that puts them PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Congress Bogs Down in Mire of Bills Firmly Bound in Legislative Red Tape of drugs aimed at destroying some of the excessive red cells. In some cases this kind of treatment has been quite successful. In recent years phosphorus, which has heen made radioactive, has been used with considerable success. Phosphorus, like many other elements, can be "charged" with radioactivity by means of the cyclotron or "atom splitting" apparatus. Because the phosphorus loses this radioactivity quite rapidly, however. It is safer than many other radioactive substances. Till'! method of treatment fi* polycythemla seems to be the best so far developed. Indeed polycy- themia Is probably the first disease for which beneficial results have been obtained as a result of the recent discoveries In nuclear physics and atomic research. • • » Nole: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions frorri readers. However, each day he wil answer one of the most frequentls asked questions in his column. (First of three dispatches on the 1st Congress.) WASHINGTON, (NEA)— The Job ow before the 81st Congress is im- | over 100 subjects on which he >osslble. An unofficial Inventory of I thought new legislation was advls- he congressional work load as of I able. The appropriation bills ami lay 1 reveals that fact all too I major legislative pronosalsK>y con- learly. In the first four months of this session, roughly 2000 bills have been Analysis by competent legislative experts reveals that in all these messages, the President has listed measures requested of Congress !n gressmen and by the executive agencies of the government provide the other half of the bills to ntroduced In the Senate and 5000 n the House. The average Is 11 per congressman, though this includes many duplicates and some cong essmen have hoppered many more than others. But of all these 7C30 bills Introduced, less than 200 can be considered of top imporlar :e. Where Congress bogs down Is In its inability :o give priority to the most important bills, and then handle them. The fault is not all with the congressmen, i group of men on earth could dig through this straw stack of bills, sift the wheat from the chaff and make good loaves of nourishing bread to keep the national body and soul together. It is with the system thnl something seems to be wrong. What seems to be leedea is something that will permit Congress to concentrate on the mportant things, nnd handle, them. As good an Index as any on what may be considered important can be made by a study <•; the Presl- Reviving Thought Control American democracy is supposed to be fur- ' nlshing a model for Japan. The United States has an Un-American Activities committee. What more natural, then, than an On-Japanese Activities Committee for Japan? The only trouble Is that the proposed committee, its opponents In Japan say. smell altogether too strongly of the old Japanese "thought control" system. That was aimed ostensibly against "communism," as this would be, but it served effectively to banish every last vestige of freedom of thought in prewar Japan. And the new committee, as,proposed by Premier Yoshida, would be directly responsible to the reactionary cabinet rather than to the somewhat more democratic Diet. It ts hard for a people like the Japanese, conditioned to authoritarianism, to realize that suppression of fundamental freedoms Is not the answer to the Communist challenge. It is naid even lor some Americans to realize. But communism, which at present is not a major threat in Jipan, will find its nemesis In the positive achievements rather than the negative restrictions ot democracy. —CHRISTIAN SC1KNCE MONITOR make up the 200 top-priority matters mentioned above. This entirely unofficial designation of what is Imr ">rt.int is by no means an effort to say that all ot the bills proposed by the President should be passed. Some are long- range proposals which obviously require more study. 5ome of them-- pcrhaus many of them—should be defeated because they are bad leg- slatlon. But certnlnly none of them anrl none of the top congressional and executive agency proposals should be permitted to die on the vine. The bad ones should be taken up. de-bated and then defeated by record vote. Up to May-1. the Rlst CongreM hns passed only 55 public Isws plus 37 private bills of lesser Importance This Isn't the whole story. Actually the House has passed 395 measure and the Scnnte 251. But becans these haven't been the same me* sures. the bulk of what has been passed by one House is unfinlshe dent's messnRcs lo Congress on i business for the other. State of the union, and the budget and the economic reports. In addition to these three messages, the President hns this year sent up I'i special messages ashing congress tor legislation not ready at the opening of the session. Legislation Advised on 100 Subjects Many measure.' die at the end every session of congress because they have been half-passed in this manner by only one House. This Is merely further evidence that the present congressional machinery Is not geared for efficient production A check of the X) most important presidential messages shows that only 12 have been enacted Into law The list is worth a quick run-down, bur op tin Recovery Program authorization. (Appropriation 1s still to come.) Relief for Arab victims of tht Palestine war. Creation of the Iflce of Undersecretary of Na- onnl Defense. Creation of a radar efense network against aerial at- ack. Alaska housing legislation. Ei- enston of Maritime Commission uthority to operate, s^ll and lease U. S. ships. Extension of rent con- rol. Extension of authority for vol- ntary allocation agreements in ndustry. Extension of export con- rols. Abolition of Regional Agrl- ultural Credit agencies. Remodel- ng of the White House.'Two disaster relief bills. Tour more top measures have been passed by the Senate: A new ow-rent housing and slum clearance set. Establishment of » National Science Toiindatlon. Federal Aid to Education. Revision of the Commodity Credit Corporation structure. Six more top measures have passed the House only: Provision for guided missile proving ground Determination _>f ' of the Air margarine taxes. Amendment of the Hatch art. Presidential authority to reorganize the federal government The House has also thus far acted nepatively on two other measures both or which were sent back to committee for further consideration Thev are John Rankin's pension bll and the Wood and Lesinskl bills to amend the Taft-'"artley labor I».w Tills admittedly isn't much of record. QUESTION: Is if safe to drink soft drinks when one has too much sueir in the urine? ANSWER: This is certainly no fate because practically all sof drinks have sugar In them. Th'. makes it impossible to watch th diet properly in the presence diabetes, which is the disease prob ably present 1f tnere " " lgar the urine. IN HOLLYWOOD By Krskine Johnson NF.A Staff Correspondent SO THEY SAY It (the B-3* siiperbomber) Is by no mc«ns the solution to all our security problems. The Air Force has never held that this airplane is a suitable basket for all our eggs.—Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Air Force chief of staff. • • • If the two-party system in the United States is to continue, it's high time Republicans decide to become a national party . . or let some other grouping take their plac*.—8«n. J. Howard McGrath (D) of Rhode Island. • • • They (the Russians) art manipulating deeply- felt sentiments for peace ind freedom by applying a Soviet version of A*U Hitler's technique ol the bl» lie. ThU constituM* W«o4ottc»l hooUfan- Ism and ldeolof»e») blackmail.—P"*- Sidney Hoot, head of the New York Unlv«nlty Philosophy De- parUncni. HOLLYWOOD, (NEA1- The Missouri mule is about o be 'insulted." But not if the Missouri Slate Cliain- )er of Commerce has its way. It's xecutlve vice president, H. C. Rcth- wisch. just wired e: 'Beg to use your good offices to prevent affront by Universal In- ernatlon.nl studios to one Oi Amcr- ca's great institutions, the Missouri mule. We have been advised that UI is negotiating with Columbia, Tcnn.. for s mule to play the title role In the movie 'Francis.' "Tennessee mules are nothing but poor imitation of that magnificent animal famed in .-ong and fable—the Missouri mule. To us. any other than a Missouri mule In the title role or 'Francis' would constitute a heinous insult to one of our noblest animals. "To even mention a mule without Missouri is like mentioning ham without CRJS or strawberries without shortcake " Or a chamber of commerce without a jirrss agrnl? Aside In HI- Bettrr -nnkf It a MlfMmrl mule, This ju.r sounds «»ngcrons. l Ingrid Berfiman. Dr. Peter Und- strom nnri Roberto Rosselltnl put Stromboli Island on America's front pages. Now Ross«IIIr>' s ex-girl friend, actress Anna Magnani, will put it on theater marquees. Her UA film, which also will be filmed there will be .itled. "Slrombolt " The nation's comics already are hiving a field day with the title. Normal Turnover Brenda Joyce Is retiring «s Tarran's mate now that Lex Barker has replaced Johnny Weissmullei In the series. Lex will get a new one. It seems only logical — the rest of Hollywood trades partners 's often rs sc,ii»re dancers. Sob Hope piled off the plane after his second cross-country tour of the lear to announce a third trip this fall. He did 30 shows in two weeks with his pilot swearing he didn't get four hours consecutive sleep on the entire tour • • • "Champion." "The Search" nnd Home of the Brav?' proved once gain that good stories, not stars, uake great movies. Now It's RKO's urn wilh "The window." If sns- >rnsc gets you. "The Window" will rave you jumping out of one. • • • Irene Dunne, who h been off the screen too long. Is reading an advance copy of Robert Hardy Andrews' new novel. "Legend of a t.ady.' a dramatic story of .. radio career gal. • • • Croucho Marx at D'Orsays: "I don't like her and from all the thing* T'Tt »ld about her, I'm sure I never will." • * * Interviewing Ramon Novarro. who supported a family >f,16 'vhen he was a lop star, reminded me of the time he was talking to Helen Hayes at a Hollywood party rtamon said he couldn't afford such «n affair and Helen asked him why not. •Because I si ppori 11 people, hf said. "Oh." said Helen, "then you give party every day." and their teacher Miss Margare Moffalt. Mrs. Emma Burney left yester day for Mansfield and Soringfiel Mo., for an extended visit. Mrs. Lucy McAdams returned yes lerday from St. Louis where sh purchased summer stock for tr Tor-eery. Taken from the files of 25 years aeo: "John White prominent Osccola planter spent Thursday in niytheville on business and reported the cotton Injury from frost and cold weather quite pronounced But he said everybody was busy roDlanting and holding « stiff upper lip." Company. One of the things that Intereate me most Is the fact that each yea Merill takes » prominent part the show at Madison Square Garden siven for the benefit of the Israel Orphan Asylum. nf back In his life. I learned hat Bob used to play semi-pro ascball in Brooklyn. When he told e he had earned his first 'buck" cruise boat to Havana, I re- embered that I had done the same hlng. He has gone a long way since decider! that he wanted to be a rooner—and his mother persuaded im to become an opera star. His undny radio show is really a grand lam in musical programs. Mr. Merill used a little poker psychology when he went to six no rump on today's hand. His partner's bid of four no trump was In- ended ax a Blacxwood bid. asking for aces. The opening lead of the jack of jlubs was won with the king. A small club was led to the ace. Bust showed out. This marked West with five clubs originally. Three rounds of diamonds were taken and then four rounds ot spades. West let go of a heart, diamond and a club. The queen of clubs was cashed. Now instead of taking a chance on the heart finesse Bob simply led a club and threw Wtst In, knowing he would have to return a heart, which gave him his contract. rbht with their maker, with their fellow? and with themselves. It makes 'em fit. mentally and physically, and keens 'em so. , A They All Like to Fish » I dcn't know whether we ever had a President who wasn't a fisherman, but we've had many who were. Certainly there have been plenty among the Incumbents of recent years, beginning with Mr. Truman. Among his Immediate predecessors were P.D.R.. (not overlooking Vice President "Cactus ick" Garner, of Texas). Hoover, al Coolidge (the worm fisherman) nd Teddy Roosevelt. Speaking of Mr. Hoover, did you ter hear the story of his big trout, Moby Dick It was related to me , ver" the luncheon table In London by Huah Gibson, distinguished dlp- omat and author, who at that time was U.S. ambassador to Belgium. That was back during the Hoover presidency. During a trip to the states Gibson lad heen Hoover's guest in the . presidential summer camp at Rapidan, near Washington. The first day the President handed Hush fly-fishin' equipment and told the ambassador to go catch a trout for himself. Gibson being an eager , fisherman, rushed to his assign^ ment. } 1 ' Tor a considerable time the angler- cast with indifferent luck, but kept working along the stream until finally he came to a magnificent pool. It was Ideal for trout. Hush carefully maneuvered himself into position and made a beautiful cast- As the fly touched the water there was a violent swirl and a strike like a ton of rock. Hugh set his hook, and the fight was on with what obviously was a big fish. The battle wa.« lone and thrillins, but finally the prize was brought to net and his excellency found himself possessor of a trout weighing several pounds. Takes Prite to Kitchen Gibson carried the trout back to camp and turned it over to the cook in the kitchen. A little later the Presicien t strolled In and .after taking » look in the kitchen, 'came to where his envoy was sitting. •Huch. where did you get that big trout?" asked Hoover—and Gibson described the pool. •My gosh," exclaimed the chief executive, "You've caught Moby Dick. He was presented to me by the citizens of , and has been hand-fed ever since." But yon don't have to be a President, or an ambassador or a many starred seneral to be able to go fishin'. We little folk of the rank and file are the equal of kings In this respect. When we are tired, and worried because of hard time.^ we always can get rest antl P eac «l from the music of the singing reel and the laughter of the woodland stream. Read Courier News Want Ads. Disc Jockey McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Shrewd Endplay Makes Contract Finding out how a person plaj the game o( lite is always more In terestmg to me than learning ho good his bridge Is. I had a cha Veers In Ago Marqnfe aiffn: Up— U "The. San Comet Twhiiectsr." Cecile Wolfort daughter of Mr nnd Mrs. Roland Wollort and Bill Chamblln son of Mr. and Mrs W. D. Chamblln will dance tomorrow afternoon at the Memphis auditorium in a profrram sponsored by the Cotton Carnival. The will nrtMint « plrnle. number, They will b» tecomp»nl«d by their mothers Kerrlll • AJ1* Rubber S»»lh West; 1N.T Pats IN.T Pile. Opening— Both vul. Nerth 4N.T Pas* Kasi Pau recently with Robert Menu, you button* of th* UeUopoiiUa Opu 5 Have on 6 Possessed 7 Angers & Measure of type 9 Blemished lOGoddeas of infatuation 11 Born ISMusiol note 33 Begins 17 Compass point 36 Number HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted musician 12 Grafted (her.) 13 Organ of hearing 4 Companion 5 Bustle 6 Burdened IS Scottish sheepfold 1» Fruit 21 Gunlock catch 22 MaYdrinlcv. 2J Movement 33 Men 25 Permits 28 Persia 29 Paradise 30 Mother 31 Symbol for sodium 32 Paid (ab.) 33 Meisurt of area 34 For fear that 37 English queen U Former Italian family name 40 Rodent! 41 Poker stake (4 Encourag* 4« Pitch IS Papal cape >0 Fro7.cn \x\iter i3 Social insects 20 Sea eagle 24 Barters 26 Occupant 27Trap« 37 Exist 38 Country 42 Preposition 43 Great Lake 44 Charity 45 Verb 4« Little Hap 47 Babylonian god of the skj 49 Onager 51 Peruse 52 Bitter vetch 54 Yes (Sp.) 58 Jumbled typ« 5« Needy S7 Music l hii J8 Hoslclrien VERTICAL t Vegetable 7 Also 3 Ideal statf « French avlicle ir.
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