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MCI FOUR BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS I THE BLYTHEVTU.B COURIER NEWS 1 THE COURIER NEWS CO. • H. W. HAINKS, Publlthtr : JAMBS L. VERHOEFF Editor ' PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising i Sol* National Advertising Representatives: I WalUc* WiUner Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, ; Atlanta, Memphis Entered aa tecond class mattei at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress. October », 1917. Member of Tb* Associated Presa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ~ By carrier ID the city ot Blythevllle or anj suburban torn where carrlet service U maintained, 20c per week. 01 85« pel month Bv mail, wlthlc a radius ol 5U ruilei ji.ou pej year. »2.00 lor six months. (1 00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone 110.00 per yeai payable in advance. Meditations Looklnt unto Jesus the author and finisher ol •ur faith; who for the joy I bat was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and Is set (own a( the rl(hl hand of the throne ot God.—Hebrews 12:2. « « • To do Thy holy .will; To bear Thy cross; To trust hy mercy still, In pain or loss; Poor gilts are these to bring, Dear Lard, to Thee, Who hast done everything For me! —George Cooper. Barbs Two Indiana prison bandsmen escaped alter a concert. Couldn't face the music, no doubt, • • » Automobiles hare stimulated the lanEiur*, •ayi • professor. Pedestrians, at least, hare a lurid voeabularj. The close-up is a boon to film actors— and just the opposite to gambling Joints. * » » A Londoner walked 950* miles in three jean. We wander If the batj's itJH ' The honeymoon begins when he resembles a jnoon-slruck calf and ends when she becomes * little bossy. Ignoring Rules Can Make A Motorist a Statistic The National Safety Council reports traffic fatalities for the first six months of 1949 are the lowest in U. S. history for the number of miles traveled. But there .ja'small-solace: in this fact. ..For the-actual deatlK.toli was; 13,810," {less than 1 per cent below the 13,910 recorded in the same period a year ago. Projected annually, the figures mean that th equivalent of the population of Miami Beach, Fla., will be wiped out in 1949. The Council has done a magnificent .lob, of course, in keeping Americans constantly alert to the danger of motor travel on increasingly burdened streets and highways. There is something brutally grim about the Council's accuracy in forecasting highway fatalities on big holiday weekends. A typical announcement may say: "Over the Fourth of July there will be 290 traffic deaths in the nation." Inexorably, death will occur in numbers close to the predicted figure. No matter how strong the appeals for careful driving, the fatalities will happen. Death will come to drivers who have passed road tests and to drivers who haven't. It will strike everywhere, but most heavily in the country's big clusters of population like New York and Chicago. It is abundantly evident now that mere warnings plus the simple road tests prescribed oy most states will not halt the carnage on the highways. What, if anything, will check it? We suggest that motorists and all public ami private agencies concerned with driving safely focus on three main points: First, present-day driving has certain inevitably explosive factors—the speed and maneuverability oi modern cars, the inadequacy ol most thoroughfares on which they travel, and the consequent continuing menace that unavoidable errors of human judgment will turn any normal traffic stream into a shambles of death in an instant. Second, if the driver wants the best chance ot averting a possibly fatal crash, he must recognize the explosive situation by acting seriously and responsibly when he is benmd the wheel. He can't ever relax fully. The moment he diverts his attention is the moment an accident is born. Third, the driver must not at any time assume that his fellow motorist is attending to business the same as he. Anyone who has plied the country's highways for long knows the only safe assumption is that the other driver will do the worst possible thing in a given cas«. He usually does. These lessons might sound a little commonplace. But if they could be well learned by a majority of motorists we believe prospects are great that few drivers would find up as added digits in the National Safety Council's grim statistics. Budget Blues Senator Wiley, Wisconsin Republican, says Congress is so staggered by the vast billions it must vote this year that it's in a ria/e. There cannot have been many times, indeed, when a nation's budget: affairs were so confused and hobbled by delay. For Hie second time this summer the lawmakers have had to approve temporary resolutions authorizing expenditures by government agencies until regular appropriations can be voted. The Senate seems to be the worst offender, having exhibited a snail's pace on virtually every thing it lias considered this session. Proud of its position as the "greatest deliberative body in the world," the Senate has been putting far too much accent on that word, "deliberative." Its new passion for endless debate and dickering is not serving the country well. VIEWS OF OTHERS At What Should A Farm Bill Aim? The 3«nale now has an opportunity to write a good farm bill. It must write it In not Ire easiest of economic and inimical atmospheres. So we shall not be surprised if the product falls short of the ideal. But we shall be disappointed indeed 1! the Senate fails to improve on the House measure. There seems not the slightest doubt that supports to agriculture will be continued. It appears equally realistic to expect that the methods finally chosen will turn out to be some compromises and adaptions based upon all of the three plans . urged upon Congress—the Hope (which the House would continue), Uie Aiken (which the House would repeal), and the Brannan (which tiie House would reject). In the meanwhile, however, while the Senate bill la in the making, it might be helpful to back off from the details and to ask what a farm bill ought to aim at. First, as we see it. it ought to stabilize the violent ups and downs of farm income in relation to the income of the rest of the nation. This is basic. How that stabilizing is done is a matter of method. .; Second, in our view, whatever, method .is em- ' ployed should be designed to forestall wasteful surpluses. The rest of the nation should not bo called on to buy unneded and non-disposable products nor to underwrite speculation. Third, as an expedient of enlightened self- interest, it behooves a people to insure an Indispensable industry and -a socially invaluable way of life against calamity. An endeavor to guarantee that Industry prosperity, however, raises a point of fairness and more serious questions of how far can such a concept go without disaster. Help to get farmers started on a supplementary self-financing program of their own is another matter. Fourth, whatever method Is chosen ought not to ignore the values of Independence and self- respect. Whether a government supports an impersonal market or sends subsidy checks direct to quite personal farmers Is by no means a distinction without a difference—as gcnarally unfavorable farm reaction to that feature ol the Brannan plan would indicate. Fifth, if the nation Insures its farmers against repetition of past mass bankruptcies, the farmers should be required to assure the nation that its soil shall not go the way of China's, some minimum soil-conserving practices should be made a condition to eligibility for government support, in whatever form that support may be given. Holding up to these somewhat abstract but. we believe, valid standards the three lots ot grist which the Senate mills will grind, we are still ol the opinion that the substance ol the Alken approach should prevail. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY Never in all the world's history was there a clearer or more urgent need for men to seek to eliminate controversy from their lives Since controversy begins in tiie minds ot men. it is in the minds of men that the delcnses ot peace must be constructed.—William I,. Batt. president, SKF Industries, Inc. • * w Communism Is basically rotten and contains within itself the seeds of iU own destruction. This we believe with all our hearts and souls and It is time—past, lime—that as a nation we started acting on our beliefs.-Gov. Thomas E. Dewey ol New York, criticizing the Truman administration's "no-pollcy-al-all" in China. • * « The world knows that this nation will always continue to seek a formula for settling international disputes without fighting, but never again with our eyes closed, never again through a policy ol self-inflicted weakness.—Air pvirce Scrlary W. mart Symington. . ... I want absolute freedom of worship and religious teaching; but al tne same lime 1 believe In separation of church and state.—Mrs. Eleanor Rcosevelt, denying Cardinal Spcllman's charges of anti-Catholicism and intolerance. • * * 1 never want to have to use it (the atom bomu) again.—PreiidcuL Truman. FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1949 Test of Fitness Red Propagandists Capitalize Giddy Side of Life in the U. S. Sunday School Lesson By James D, White Al* Foreign News Analyst (For UeWill MacKenzle) Some of the giddier ideas abroad about America are being hopped up by Communist propagandists. Samples: A recent Moscow cartoon shows an American football By William K. Gllr«y, l>. I). The writer ol the 131lh Psalm, In a vivid historical record, tells how I their Bibyloman captors required I Bamc 5O vMent tlla t the referee op- mirth ol the Jewish Exiles, in Baby- mtc ' s '" nn " r '"°red car among Ion, savin*,-: "Sing us one of the ! P' a >' crB and talls armed with BUIIS songs d:' Zion." j !m<i clubs. A recent article in "Rude Just what these songs of Zion! Pl ' avo '" t!ie official Communist were we do not know, for many of nevV5 l' a l ;e1 ' '» Prague, Czechoslova- th<- finest Psalms seem to have kla - dc P icls America as a place come out o; the Exile .and Hit- post- ! wllcro sitting on flagpoles is coin- Exilic period. Probably they were ; mo "' arlier Psalms, or such songs as I According to AP's Prague corre- hiise in which great events and ex-1 spondcni, Richard Kastschke, Rudo ncps in Jewish life and history ! Pravo's argument runs like, this: inn 1 be:n celebrated, ike that of America is so full of contradic- PETER EDSON'S Washington NeWs Notebook UN Health Organization Discovers That World is Quite Sick, Politically B.v Peter Kelson WASHINGTON (NEA) — The vorld is new so politically sick that t isn't Inking very good care of its Physical health. That seems to sum ip the situation following the sec- >nd assembly of WHO-the World Jealth Organization of the United Nations—in Rome, Italy. Representatives of 55 out of the S4 member nations were there. The American delegation was headed >y Dr. Leonard A. Schcele. surgeon general of Ihe U. S. Public Health Service. Sen. Allen J. Ellender of Louisiana and Hep. Joseph L. fnifer of New York were congressional advisers. No delegations came from china and other war-torn lanels. Romania ind some ol (lie Lai in-American countries didn't come because they ackcd dollars to pay their contribu- :ions. Soviet Russia, white Russia and the Ukraine thought they had resigned without paying their dues 'or last year. lint the WHO assemb- y re 1 used to accept ihe letters of resignation because they were signed by mere vice-ministers of health. The eloor was left open for them lo rejoin. Rejection of these attempted res- gnatior.'; put the Communist satellite countries on the .-pot Present were Poland, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria. Albania, Hungary. Their delegates Rvoieicci irritating Russia by no' voting on (he matter. Postwar Improvement Shown All European countries re|x>rted remarkible postwar improvement in the health of their people. Death rates arc down from a 1045 high of 25 per thousand In Austria to 12. Marshall Plan aid lias :lonc wonders in preventing A million malaria cases in Greece have been reduced to 103,000 by DDT-ing. The cost wns 20 cent? a patient. Surgeon General Scheele says he saw only one fly in Greece. Dr. H. van Zile Hyde. U. S. representative on WHO. kids Dr. Scheele about having killed the last fly In that country Even the satellite countries "reported Improvement in health conditions. Several reasons are given. Foi one. doctors and other techni- neople ;ecm to be the last to give :n lo domination by the commissars. For another reason, the Commies want to get more work out of the maFses, and when they're not heallhy they don't work so well. So doctors are spread around for the propaganda purpose of giving health to the liberated peasants and workers. It's only after they may have tonne! their better health that they discover that their liberties have been '.etnoved, along with boils and bunions. But in olhcr parts of the world, out.side Europe and North America. Dr Hydi: describes the .situation as "pretty grim." One billion of the world's 2.2.W.COO.COO people suffer from dUei'.ses that are preventable anH curable. Malaria afflicts some 300.000.GCO people a year. The Middle East. Africa. A<ia. Latin-America, practi- tion.s to combat these diseases ran the World Health organization into something of a political cramp at the recent Rome o.ssembly. Eastern European p.nd the so-called underdeveloped countries thought WHO should he organized into a supp[> operation .something like UNTIR.A to pour first aid into l.heir innards on a free basis. Setting up a budget proved difficult. The countries that wanted a lot of free medical service had big ideas. It was necessary to limit operations to the money and stafl avnilabl:- The end was adoption of a ST.tKO.Oftr budget, with a supplementary • budget of things that it would be nice to do if another S10,- 039,003 was available. The S'.COD.OOO is of course peanuts when compared to the S70.0CO.OOO,- CCO o: more which the world is now spending on armaments. But for WHO'S paltry millions, the worlc will get a start on a number of useful wnrld crusades against elisease. WHO'S first year was spent largely in trying to assemble a staff o atout 250 under its director general Dr. Brock Chisholm of Canada There are about 20 Americans oi the staff. Headquarters are in Hv olci League of Nations Health Or ganization building in Geneva. Re giona] headquarters are being su up in Cairo for the Middle East anc New Delhi for Southeast Asia world, are plagued by pestilence,? j t] '^ "^ slern Pacific and Africa that reduce their people to a state ; Tne alterni , tive to making WHO of chronic disability. There is no a ; ,. ec dm!? store for (nc world L , chance ot raising their standard of ; lo train doctors from each country, j !hen let them go back home to do th'-ir own job of preventive mcrii- 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — A bale of cotton grown by John cally all the tropical areas of ihe j Evi"ntun"]"y"ihc-re" wiir'bo"other"'f'o Franklin of Clear Lake Farm anil ,., „__.., Jt _>, ' ginned Saturday by Meyer Brothers vTiriam 5, and The Jewish tlu 1 Prophetess, in Exodus Uo»s and frustrations that one out Psalms attribiiteel to David. J °f 30 Americans blows his top and intensity with which the | climbs a flagpole or eloes something Exile resented Babylonian mockery and his deyoticm to the ongs ot Israel, was marked in his passionate outburst: "How shall we sing the L/ird's song in a strange land? If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, lot my right hand forget her cunning, let my tongue cling to the roof of my mcuth." This marker!, also, the place of song in Jev.ish religion, and its part n the pre:'.t Jewish feasts and fes- :ival>. in which devotion to God, the Giver and Protector of His people- and thf? memory of God's d ; .',al.%s with them was kept alive. There were many feasts and festivals, sornr Irx-'al in character, but the gre?.t national festivals, involving nil Ihe people, were four: 1. The Feast of the Passover, followed im- medhtely by the Feast of Unleavened Brend during which the offering oi a barley sheaE marked the of the reaping season, 2. The Feast of Pentecost, seven weeks later, or on the 50th day, celebrating the completion of the corn harvest. 3. The Feast of Tabernar-les. he Jewish harvest home, when all had been gathered in, a joyous time when the people lived in booths, commomornting the time when Israel had lived in tents in the Journeying from Egypt. 4. The Feast of the Dpdication of the Temple. I* as tints' Bible Dictionary states that at these four Feasts, or Festivals, some joyous, some solemn, te "Egyptian Hal lei," consisting of Psalms 113-118. as one whole, was sung. This "Egyptian Hall el" was so-called to distinguish it from the "great Hallel" (Psalms 12(j to 13B). and from the psalms of praise, 146 to 148. "Hnllel" meaning "praise." What these religious practices meant, p.nd their effect, can well be seen in the continuity of Jewish life and religion, in spite of all the trials of dispersion, exile, persecution, and disaster .and the changes in which nations and peoples, once formidable, have gone down to min. The maintenance of periods sind equally odel to gel away from It all. "Apparently," says Rude Pravo, "it is really hard for an average American today to keep his menial balance. Some of them—they are cal!»el pole-sitters—sit on high poles aitd try to keep their per' 1 there as long as possible. Pictures ar<= made of them and newspapers write front page stories about them. "Then, soap, soft-drink and soup ni'-;mifartureis ask them to endorse their products. Hollywood companies iffer (hem screen tests. Political correspondents ask their opinions on the international situation." They Dare to Criticize Rude Pravo shows it's abreast of developments by reporting that Chlcag' "used to be" famous for its gangsters. But it says Chicago recently announced that during a single year more than 2,00 Bibles hac! been stolen "from 'he luxurious Palmer House Hotel." Hostels belonging to the Statler "monopoly," says the paper, show a loss of 70,- OOn towels a year. Rude Pravo then criticizes, deadpan, the American press for not telling the truth about Czechoslovakia. While the American press isn't exactly troubled by an Inferiority complex, at the same time it doesn't claim tt. be perfect. Some of it may have done wrong by Czechoslovakia, but the picture could scarcely have been as distorted a.s Rude Pravo's own blow-up of past or present American half-truths presented as the whole truth about America. We have our goofy element, and I once heard a very sober economist <a loyal Republican, by the way) ar^ue seriously that one of the basic liberties is the freedom to make a fool- of yourself if you don't hurt somebody else in the process. Maybe very few Americans can say honestly that they never swiped a. towel. Very few of us even want to occasions of remembrance, telling be supermen, much less think we it to the generation following, with — religious fcivor and in the spirit of devotion, nnd in the songs ^of a people—this, in the history and religion of Israel Is something that other nations and peoples mi^ht wel! take to heart. Our national holidays tend to mean tco little, or to become only interludes of pleasure, where they ought to be what a name that has lost its meaning im- plie.s—hc!y days, sanctified! m the memory o£ the great things : they c el ebrate, and in recon sec ration to God and man. But the Communists are working i a mean little quirk in people everywhere, including ourselves. That's their prejudice about others, their acceptance of everything th?.t supports the prejudice, and f.heir interest in anything that might upsei- the prejudice. Freakish News in Demand Any editor who ever filed news from this country abroad can tell you. The great demand abroad is for the freakish in American life. This situation Ls better than it used to be, since so much news of vital importance to the rest of the world originates here. But the goofy story from this chormium -plated wilderness is the one that always wows the foroign reader. I know one editor who threw a story in the waste basket the other day. Tt was about a movie nctress is entitled to the premium for the • who lost her bathing suit in a big living til! their health is improved. Some Want Free Services Trying to write financial prescrip- cine. IN HOLLYWOOD l'>y Erskmc Johmnn \K.\ SlafF Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA1— One of the fastest men with n dollar Mack Bennett ever met wns W.C. Fields. Fields was a big Broadway star at the lime, but had never appeared on the screen. Time and a^ain. playing golf v.-ith Sennett at the Lakeside Country Ohio. Fields would snv: "Mack, yoii ought to have me working for yon. Money is no object and I'd write direct, gag. anything." Finally Sennett told w. C. to drop around the sturlio. Fields arrived, beaming. "Mack." he said, "this yon want me great. What do do? Remember. care about m^ncy." ly. "we'll have to talk about money nnd I never net for -PM llian $500(1 a week. "What's more," says SrnncU, "tic hart lo hav" S2.iOO on Monday and Ihc other S2oOO on \Veil- nrsday." "What's the idea?" asked Scn- nctl. "Why not wait til] the end of the \vcck?" "Something might hnppen." said Field*. "What could happen?" asked SenncH. "Oh anything," said. Kiclrts. "Maybe a fire." Turpin »v:»s Thrifty The most frugal star Sc-imeU hart was Ben eyed comic- kept it covered with white cloth jackets. When the doorbell rang Ben would peep through the curtains If the guests were important he'd whisk the covers from the furniture. If they weren't important. HEH would detour them to the kitchen." One of the friends Mack Sennett values most is Harold Lloyd, whom lie considers the ideal type of citizen. At a recent dinner hbn- erinR Lloyd. Sennett told of the time he had sat in his projection room loc'kin.; . u some rushes. "Who's thn! chap running around in Ihe x:nies wearing horn-rimmed actors for that. Fire him." Sor-c years later. Scniictt recalls. Lloyel.s weekly income was greater than Bennett's annual profits. M~cKENNEV ON BRIDGE B.v William K. McKcnnry America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service flow to Win—Still Lose A nit ion Hand 1 drove out to alcn Island Ca- j sino the other night with my friend Music Corporation of America one day. Sonny Wcrblin asked h i m what he was going to do. Joe had nothing in mind, so Werblin told him, "I have a band for you Joe. ni book you into the riilt- morc on Monday." From there Joe went on to great success. Joe iikcs to play auction bridge. It reminds him of the good old first bale of the season it was de- cideei by the directors of the Blytheville Board of Trade this morn- George Greet left this ing. Mrs. morning for Chicago where she will visit her daughter MKs Katharine who is studying music there. N. B. Menard. Jr., has returned home after spending several days in Buffalo. N.Y. A A 9 8 7 S * K92 * K5 4. A 103 Auction South \Ve«.t. Korth I A Pass Pa:s Opening—+ K Kast Pass 13 n small auction at one days when people talked figures. U Is nothing in bridge to play a hand spade, make three and still be minus. You r-iy the contract as cheaply as ixissible and don'I try to bid a game. In lo<l\y's hand West did not overcall with clubs, because he had only two honors. West OIXMICI! the kinp of clubs which South won (he ace. He went over to dummy with a iieart :md led the jack --• -— T»c«'n. Ihe cross- Howard Gill. While we verc there, of spades. West winning with the ed comic. I mci Joseph ^udy. who was lead- quren. The queen of clubs'.vas cash- He was under yearly contract ing Ihe orchestra, Jee told me tint. [ ed and another club ted which Ea-.( at S300 a week atiri good income from house he owned. Hut, he recrued a [ he cradnated from New York Uni- ; won. He r<turned a diamond. Now npartmenl'vcrsily as an accountant, but his , all South lost was two spades and ^ ,, , , . • music. | two clubs, thus making thrce-ortd. dollar wherever he could. He'd: In 1939 he .started a band. In! In auction spades count nine pet up nl 5 oclock to do Ihe janitor , !9« he went into the Navy and ( iwints a trick That's •>? point* for work at the apartment house be- • in 1845 came out a lleutentam- I North and South. However, East fore coming to Ihe studio . commander. While waiting for his I nnd Wr?j held simple honors, which Ben once blew himself to a . disc-liaise papers t -v come through.! counts M so declarer w.-s minu< new set of parlor lunnture. He Ihe talked into the office ot the three points on the hand Read Courier News Want Ads. wave. He thought it was a press- agent srunt. The same story was a. big hit irt Latin-America. There was another editor who was iiling a news service to Britain ami threw out a steiry about one of our more extreme religious cults. He thought it couldn't possibly interest the staid British. Another editor who had worked in Britain siwtched the story up and sent, it to England in full. "They love that stuff over there," he said severely. Sign of Zodiac Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted sign of zodiac 10 East Indies 11 Project 13 Vase 14 It means the 17 Indians 18 Small child 13 Italian city 6 Copper coin of U. S. 7 Pone 8 Baltic gulf 9 Tern pic 11 Insects 12 Western state 15 Kind of bomb 16 Weary 23 One time 2-1 Pastries 35 Melody 44 Units of 20 Georgia (ab.) 25 Serene 33 Sad cry energy ~l Correlative 26Century plant 40 Bird's home 45 Beams 31 Imitated 41 Persian fairy 50 Tantalum 32 Part in a play 42 Soon (symbol) 34 Give forth 43 Vend 51 Whirlwind of either 22 Store 25 Arrived 27 Nickel (symbol) 28 Indian mulberry 29Ceiium (symbol) M Behold! :(1 Greek \var god 33 Kncountcr 3R Italian river 37 Greek letter 55 Dash -U Dance step 44 Ireland 56 Remove 47 Compass point •!8 Price 4911 is used in 52 Pure VERTICAL 1 Quote 2 Social insects 3 P.iid (ab.) •i Put lo flijhl 5 Nested boxes 12 50 HS

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