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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAG« KTCHT ^.M^— Mil — THB RLYTHEVILLB COUBIEB NEWS THI OOURIB NEW* OO • W aAJNBB PuNiieer JAUES L VKRHOCn EattO« PAUL D HI) MAM M. M«tha>l AdrertMnt WdJM* Wilmu 00. New Tort. BLYTHEVTT.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1949 Chicago OMnM Enrr Aiucnoo', Biccpt M teeond cJui autt«) at tin pent- office M Wytbetllle. ArluniM. under «et at Co* , Oetoba ». 1M1 - _____ Member at Th» a»od»ted fn» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •y eurlei In tt» dtj at Blylhe»We « tutourtou town when artier terrlc* to Sued 20c per week ot tit pel month B* a»ll. "Ithlr « r«dlu» ot 50 mile. M.OM pel mr ISOO toi ill month* HOC foi three monthi: byattii out',de 50 mil* *>ne »10.00 pet reu p*y*bte IB »dvtnce Meditations Therefore let w keep the fe»sl, nol with o» feMM. Beithtr with the l»Teii •( nulire *"* wleMBrai; but with Hie ••leivumi bread •( •tacerit? and truth.—I Orlnthlani S:«. » * • The only conclusive evidence of a nun's sincerity 1* th»t he gives himself lor a principle. Words, money, ill things else, are comparatively easy to give away; but when a man makes a gltt of his daily life «nd practice, it ts plain that the truth, whatever It may be, has taken possession of him.—Lowell. »trike» against it. But once under way, the potential might of the nation and the resoluteness of its citizens were not to be matched. If Russia ever undertakes armed aggression, it may expect early success, as it did in the blockade. But it may also expect to be overtaken. And in the Marshal! Plan and the North Atlantic Treaty, Russia has been given notice that this country will not again take the costly and precarious chance of total good faith and almost total unprepared- ness. ' America can do it the hard way, as the war and the Berlin blockade showed. But Hie hard way is not the best way. Today this country is more alert and prepared than ever before in time of peace. It is determined to achieve the best'by being ready for the worst. It Ain't Consistent Barbs Horseback-riding season Is here again and by the time wme people' learn how, they can't. • • • Matrimony h » method «f (Indlnj «ut what WMderfiil men your wife UK* to t« with. • • • When a man speaks "straight Irom the shoulder," it'i often too bad It can't originate a little hither up. « » * ' A lall|ng oil in aales l» reported In some linen, tat the traffic turnover Is about the same. » • * The only advantage In spilling soup on a shirt ie that It m«y wash away egg stains. The bosses of Soviet culture are forever railing against the harmful decadence of of American Jan/.. But that doesn't keep them from holding jam sessions every time the Voice of America goes on the air. Airlift Personnel Rate Plaudits In Blockade The men who flew the airlift rale a cheer, and a big one, from the whole country as well as from Defense Secretary Johnson, who sent them a commendation through General Clay. "Undaunted by time and weather, working hour after hour, Any and night, you have 'demonstrated to the world , unified American national defense in action," Mr. Johnson said. •'Vonrachieve- - ment takes its place beside the great American victories of all time." The secretary was not exaggerating. It was indeed a great victory. And more than that,.it was typical of the process leading up to other great American victories, especially those in World War 11. The United Slates did not expect this major battle of the cold war, which is what the Berlin blockade WHS. It was not prepared for it. It did not want it. But when the job clearly had to be done, the armed forces did it—and we might add, how! The beginning was tentative, uncertain, maybe a little hopeless. First one C-47, then another, and then a few more. Ten months later, when agreement was finally reached to end the blockade, "flying boxcars" were in service on a round-the-clock schedule. The airlift crews had flown more than 50,000,000 miles. At great expense to their country, at great danger to themselves at times, they had done the unprecedented and the seemingly impossible. They had sustained a divided city of more than 2,000,000 people. They had not only brought in the bare neces- . sities of food, clothing and fuel, but also enough more lo keep up what passes for normal life in the battered German metropolis. It was a feat as impressive as it was unprecedented. It could scarcely fail lo increase American prestige among Ihe Germans. And, like them or not, it is better to have the Germans for us than against us. It must have given a comforting assurance of latent American power to the friendly governments of Europe. Most of all, it must have provided a lesson which the Soviet government will ponder and remember. The Russians started out with Ihe heartless, cVuel purpose of starving the potilation of Berlin if ncessary, in order to force the western powers out of Berlin. Weil, the Berliners did not starve •nd the western powers did nol leave. With * determination that never flagged, they not only thwarted the cynical Soviet plot but also turned it against the Russians with-« counter-blockade of their : own. Here, in miniature, was World War II all over again. America started slowly and rtlucUntly. It »Urted with two Gentlemen, Be Seated VIEWS OF OTHERS The Reward of Patience All around the globe, war-weary men and women have reason to be profoundly thankful /or the news about Germany. No such good tidings have come from that battered, confused land since the night when the Nail emissaries signed the unconditional surrender at Gen. Elsenhower's forward headquarters Just four years ago this week. * • The joint agreement lo lift the Russian block- ide or Berlin and the counter blockade set up by the Western democracies doe not remove all the differences among the four occupying powers. Grave differences remain between the East and West In oullook, In altitude, In method. Indeed, there are differences among the Western powers themselves. But the burning fuse has been stepped on, and that fire at least is out. How close the world may have come to World War III In the year since Berlin was first blockaded for rail and highway entry, only time itself can tell. Those who have lived close to the danger can appreciate fully what It has been like. Always there was the risk that an Incident would occur. .Always there wan the hazard that someone would grow impatient and make the move that nil the world would regret. When the air lift came into being, It turned back the spectre of hunger and cold which had stalked among the Berllners. Yet it increased (he chances that a clash might occur. When 1400 allied flights occurred in a 24-hour period along narrow air lanes, no one could be sure what tragedy any moment might see. This Is a victory, above all else for patience. Secretaries Byrnes, Marshall and Acheson In turn have worked steadily and calmly ,,to lessen the breach between Russia and the United States— the breach which yawned wide almost as soon as V-J day had come and gone. So have their counterparts In England and lYance, leaders like Bevin and Bldaull and Schuman, worked with understanding to avoid a conflict. If this Is a victory for patient diplomats, it Is also a victory for Lt t Gen. Lucius D. Clay, our military commander In Germany since March 29. 1949. Gen Clay has made his mistakes, but preclpitaleness In dealing with the Russians has not been one of them. Without suffering American prestige lo be lowered, he has avoided the breaks that many a military man might have risked. Gen. Clay has earned the relief which he will receive when he comes home May 15. As President Tinman says, "his name will always be associated with one ol the toughest tasks and accomplishments in American history." After the blockade Is lifted comes a meeting of the four powers on the future of Germany. Though this is the part of the joint agreement which helps Russia save [ace. it Is equally welcome to the. Western democracies. In the end. Germany must be considered as an economic and social whole, nol as dismembered parts. When this meeting Is held, the intent of the Kremlin wil! be clearer. There is no ntcd today to fix motives. What counts now is thai a seeml'igly situation has been won back. Edmund Burke said that "our patience will achieve more thin our force." In an age ol atomic energy, we cannot trust lo patience alone, but tlial H can reap peace has just been demonstrated before an uneasy world. -ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. **•* CONFERENCE Jockeying Begins in Earnest For Control of All Germany PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Foreign Affairs, Defense Measures Pile Up in Congress' Clogged Hoppers The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M.D. Written lor NEA Service One kind of particularly annoying headache Is called migraine. It generally occurs at periodic intervals, is one-sided, and is often started by an emotional upset or overwork. Queer sensations, abnormal hunger, mental depression or speech difficulties often precede an attack. Blurred vision and seeing "balls of light" are common. The headache usually starts a short time after these premonitory warning signs. The headache tends :o become worse as time goes on It generally begins in one spot and may spread until It covers the entire side of the head. The face may become pale and there may even be a difference In color of the skin on the two sides. Exactly what causes niigraini headaches ts not known. Simila pain can be produced by stretchini some of the arteries In the head but no one knows what shouli cause something like this to happer Heredity Involved One thing that does seem quit certain is that heredity phvns part in most people with mlgrni This heredity, or family tendenn sems to be in the form of a sns ceptibility. The whole problem of trealin migraine Is difficult. The attack occur at irregular intervals and are not consistently sever, in general, treatment is aimed at the individual attacks and ther prevention. A drug, usually given by Injection, frequently brings relief if taken early enough. In such cases it is reported to relieve the head- hour in four out Under cover of the "peace" rought about by the lifting of the erlln blockades, the Westcifn ales and Russia are preparing in- nisively for resumption of the bij- esl battle of the cold war—tlif^ truggle for control of Germany. \^ ' The conflict will be Joined again cxt Monday in Paris with resump- lon of the Big Four Foreign Min- sters' Council. Neither side Is talk- ig much. Both are burning mid- ilght oil. And German leaders, nxious to see the Reich restored o Us former prestige as a great power, are weighing the odds in he political gamble they must nake in pledging their cooperation. The Western democracies are standing pat on carrying out their program for creating a federal re- ftiblic comprising their three zones of occupation. It is their hope that Eastern Germany, now under Soviet control, will Join this federal lovemmcnt. Russia Wants Central Government Their aim Is to create a strong but peaceful nation In the heart ot Central Europe as a barrier against war Russia on the other hand 1s against a federal government. She wants a unified country u»'d?r a centralized government. She also calls for the withdrawal of allied troops of occupation. Observers note that such a set up would be ideal for Russian pur- noses. She already 1ms Sovietizert Eastern Germany and. with a ™n^ tralizecl German government, s\^f would be tn excellent position to xtend Communism throughout the *eich by fifth column tactics. A Communist Germany In the icart of Europe, adjoining the Rusian bloc on the Esst, would in- :rease Moscow's strength immense- y. That would to all intents put .he Soviet right no against Ger- WASHINGTON (NEA)—Tile program of unfinished foreign affairs and national defense legislation still before Congress is enough to choke any ox of a congressman. That the list Congress can get around to it n time (or adjournment In July .is I ment nconceivable. It is doubtful if it' could even be cleaned up by a special session running from say October to Christmas. Perhaps one reason tor not getitng it done is to save something for Hie second session In 1950. which is an election year. President Tinman has asked to take care of not more than 40 International and military matters. But many require extensive hearings, and they lake up the time. Twenty foreign affairs issues of top importance are on the congressional deckel. Only two have been made law—European Recovery authorization and relief for Palestine war victims. The Senale Foreizn Relations Houses must on the proposal to set up an International Trade Organization to regulate and stabilize world trading conditions der the United Nations. The International Wheat Aeicc- must be ratified. The 80H> Congress (ailed to get around to that las t yenr. So the participating; governments had to rc-ncgotlate it this year and give the lawmakers another whack at it. Displaced persons legislation offers another case of a job badly bnnetcd bv the BOlh Congress, which the Blst Concrofs must do over. The House Judiciary Coininl',- tee has now aoproveci a bill to admit more • DP's and ease up on unworkable reuulatious. But in the Senate Judiciary Committee, this issue is bottled up lliht. Payment of Swiss claims for damage from U S. bombers is still a third hold-over from the 80th Con- sress. RatificEtion of the Charter for the Organization 0( the American states will require action by er score of measures which should be dealt with by the present Congress. So tr.r, Congress has comm- pleted action on only the establishment of the radar defense net- Committee Is now wrestling with the Senate. A number of United Ni- ratification of the North Atlantic Pact. Final action before mid-June ... unlikely. After that the House must repeal (he performance. If the President has nnvthin^ to sign by July he'll be lucky. For after that. Icuislntlon' to authorize and appropriate for military aid to Western Europe must go through Con cress. Other Important Work Pilins UP 111 the meantime, much other important International business Is log-ji'mming up. The House lias passed three-year extension of the. reciprocal trade agreements act. but the Senate lias yet to acl on it. Even when it Is out of the road, both •I'ork and provision for an undersecretary of defense, the job given to Steve Early.. The House has approved legislation to provide for the guided-uiLssile test rpnge and to !ix the .size of the Air Force. Further revision of the National Security Act, which was supposed to unify the armed services, is now before the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Increased pay for the amieri services, training and drafting of doctors and dentists. sircn"tl>enmi; of the Reserve Officers Training Corps, establishment of a U. S. Air Academy, revision of llie military code of Justice, and Central Intelligence Aso'icy legislation are still in the worts. Army. Navy and Air Force themselves originate much of the national defense legislation considered bv Con?ress. Under this heading now nre the proposed bills to authorize" greater military research programs, construct a supersonic wind '.unnel and develop a civil defense program. The metier of drafting espionage laws to tier-ten internal security is ucin<» handled by the Justice Department. President Truman's request for universal military training, to which lie has stuck doggedly ever since he was a senator, has apparently been siven the go-by. 'Hie House Armed Services Committee simply Stricllv in the national dclcnsc took the allocation for this out o field, but with Importunl bent-ins I thr military budget and gave it to on international affairs, are anoth- the Air Force to build more planes. ache within of five cases. l"he prevention of attacks is often complicated. Migraine Is common in people with tense driving personalities. When such people become fatigued they are particularly liable to attacks. They must learn to live with themselves and avoir! doing those things .which bring on migraine—at least as much as possible. • « * 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. By Edwin P. Jordan. M.D. QUESTION: What is a polyp In In the nose? Can It become can cerous? matters are pending.. Legislation to carry out some of Ihe international proposal-; President Truman has made to Con- Kress hasn't even been drafted. That's the fault of the Stale Department, not Congress. In this category are President Truman's Inaugural message "Point IV." to give technical assistance to underdeveloped countrie-s, increase in Iciidine authority for Export-Tn- nort Bank, and control over munitions r\|)Orts. Ilefrnsf Measures Hanging Fire the national defense ANSWER: A polyp is a soft grape like tumor made up largely of mocous tissue. It Ls a benign growth. day's hand is one of the. difficult ones he had to make recently. West cashed the ace of diamonds and continued with a diamond, East winning with the ten. The king was returned, which Archie trumped in dummy with the eight of clubs. Two rounds of clubs were taken, mid then he lerj the six of spades, finessing the queen. He cashed the ace of spades and trumped the three of spades. He. returned to dummy with a club and trumped the last spade. Now Mayo had an accurate count on the East hand. He knew East had six diamonds, four spades and two clubs. This meant he playing members do down there could have only a singleton heart. So to pro- ect against it being the singleton queen Mr. Mayo laid down the king of hearts and then led the. jack of hearts and jyhen West played low, he confidently look the finesse, making his con-tract of five clubs doubled. 15 many's eastern border. On the olh- >r side would lie the nations be- .onein? to Ihe Atlantic pact. Taken at face value the Russian ittitude, regarding a unified Germany and a withdrawal of forces of oceuption, undoubtedly has attraction for some Germans. However, the German leaders as a whole are said to recognize fully the threat of communizatioii— which they definitely don't want. Moreover, they are not overlooking that, on the Insistence of Moscow, Poland was permitted to annex 38.986 square miles comprising the former German provinces ot Silesia. Pomerania and West Prussia. This rich area was given Warsaw in exchange for the 69.860 square miles of Eastern Poland which was ceded to Russia. ; * In any event the Germans can't^ play "neutral" successfully between the East and the West. They must pick and stick. The Indications In Washington are that U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson and his assistants will want actions rather than words as proof that Russia has undergone any change of heart alon" with the lifting of the blockade. As. a matter of fact William P. Maddox. director of the Foreign Service Ins'titulc in the State Department, says the truce hasn't lifted Moscow's aggressive "threat." Maddox declares the threat will be lifted only when the Soviet has epudiated aggression of all kinds n her policies and actions and is ready for genuine cooperation with all the united nations. Years Ago In Blytheville IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD. NEA>—Maybe I shouldn't be mentioning this, but I just mnrfc a horrifying discovery The Johnston film censorship office which rrowns so much on nud- lly on the screen, headquarters In a building at the corner of Western Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard The ontsirtt nl \hr. '•uiMlnit has a frescoed drcnnlinn featuring thr cavorllngj of fxactl.v M nude Indie:! Ry Frskinr Johnson NEA Staff Corrrspondcnl SO THEY SAY The whole iBrannan Farm) program seems built around lowering prices to such a level that the theorists can take over the job ot running the farms and the farmers will be but hired men 10 do the bidding of the secretary of agriculture.— Mark W. Pickell, executive secretary ot the Corn belt Livestock Feeders Association. • • « I didn't particularly want the job. but naturally I'll do my best at it.—Stephen Early, commenting on his appointment as undersecretary ol defense. • • » The whole of progressive mankind approves this pence-loving policy of the Soviet Stale.— Soviet Armed Forces Minister Alexander Vnssllev- sky. • » • There h «n orchestrn horn every week »nd »n apology for n singer can be he»rd any time of the dny or night.—Sir Thomas B««ch»m, conductor, London Philhmnionlc Orchestr*. Tip to Enterprise studio: Ingrid ergmau's "Arch ol Triumph" laid n egg at the box office. Here's a ay to get your money back. Resue H quick with the new title. Arch of Slromboll." They'll be landing in line. All rlehl. Louie, drop the baton —Humphrey Bonarl's gonu» sins Yes, "Bogey" will render n ditty in •Chain Lightning," in which he plays an Air force major. Doctors have lold Spike Jones to take It casv until his June 6 San Francisco theater opening ..Joe Paslernak will showcase M-G-M's young musical talent In "Summer Stock." June Allyson and Gloria DeHaven will have the feminine leans. Ntw Trend Nott from reader Harry Cimrlng "If the W C. Fields and Wallace Beery paternity cases are any Indication. 1 predict a trend. In other words, where there is a '*'ill. there Is a waif." • • • Aside to Roberto, Rossclllni: Tn- ftrld's husband. Dr. Petcr'Lindstroin. Is a weight lifter by Rvocallon. Or haven't you noticed his muscles? * . « Records prove that most movies lo Ihe jinx with three new ones coming up: "Oh. Yon Beautiful Doll." "Sunset Boulevard" an.1 '-Tlie Bandwar-on." All have Hollywood Backgrounds. ••Dr.-ith Valley" Sroltv's film Wo B raphy Is just around Hint oiic- Uis hnsh. Thr fabulous chararlcr anil .1. Carrol Naish acr collahor- atinj; on the story with Nalsh ca- KCr to star. • » • Paramount is releasing > telcvi- ion trailer DluEglnR the picture. Whispering Smith," In which Brrndn Marshall has the lead op- xisite Alan Lad-l. Oilier nighl Bill loldcn heard the trailer would be local station and asked his hildren: "How would you like to see your mothci on television tonioht?" The -kids screamed: "We don't want to see mama We wanna sec Hojialcmg Cnssldy!" New Arrival Mrs Burt Lancaster has made McKENNEY OH BRIDGE Smart Analysis Wins Doubled Hid The New York Athlelic Club has n .siiinmer clubhouse on Travcrs Island 1 think I will have to suggest thai in the winter time they open at least one card club In Florida, Among those from here who attended the fight in Memphis Friday night refereed by Jack Dcmpsy were Ernest Halscll. Adolph Crafton, Don Sammons. Wells Easlbnrn am Frank Wilson. t,eroy Brown son of Mr. air Mrs. Harry Atkins will so to Mem phis tomorrow where he will pla .he trombone In the Caruthersville, Mo., band at the Cotton Carnival. The Missouri band has 40 members and extended the invitation to ns Brown who Is an excellent ;rombone player. Taken from the files of 25 years ago "E. R. Dickerson who suffered an attack of appendicitis several days ago and was taken to Baptist Hospital in Memphis was reported Saturday to be doing as well as could be expected. He is a prominent planter from near Yarbro." Also from the 25 year ago files "John Smotherman of the Lie Wilson plantation of near Armorel say.^ that If all the trenches he dug on his farm in the last days were laid in a straight he word be in New Orleans instead of Blythevillie. !0 row Mollusk V K J 4 » 762 * A K Q 5 .1 Rubber— Neillicr vul reservations at a local hosnttal for her carlv .lune date with the stork It's his third visit. . .Columbia nlii«.< "Jolson Sinus with the catch line. "Everybody slugs when •Jolson Riiips Again.'". . .rfan Goldwyn wil Rive "Roscanna McCoy." story of Ihe Hatfielrt-McCoy fend a bis premiere in l/misvtlle. Ky.. '•>•< August. • • • Adrl dnublr - bill hf adacr-os: "Tlip His Clocli" and "Payment Deferred." Roth films co-star Charles l.auehlon. Miurrcn O'Snl- llvnn and Ray Mllland. Siilllh < 4 West Pass I * Puss 'ass Pufs Opening—* North 1 A 2 V S * East 2 » Double with Hollywood Iwckgrounds suffer 60 fc( , l a »L the box oldce. The lown hopes A MXII 111 Ihe Assn, hills of India is believed lo have the heaviest rainfall on earth, totalling 50 or] as most of our bridge playing members go down there for the winter However, the prodigals have al returned now. One Saturday afternoon 1 cut In at one of the tables at the club and my partner was Archie C Mayo You see Mayo was the trla lawyer for the Third Avenue Trail sit System for several years. A a youngster he had tnfanlile par alysis which lefl him \\ilV) a ba leg. There Is a rumor going aroun In the club that Archie Is wrltln n hook on bridge. I have not seen it yet but I have learned Just don't i double Archie 'when he reaches » I same contract. For example, to- HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted water creature 6 !t is a 13 Pocivetbook 14 Interstices 15 Operated 161s unsuccessful 18 Finish 19 East Indies (ab.) 20 Least fresh 22 Exempli gratia (ab.) 23 Within (comb, form) 20 Specious 25 Recess in • rcasoners church ZIGLfled 27 Pace •. • 28 Permits 29L«ft hand (ab.) 30 Measure of cloth 31 Mixed type 32 Niton (symbol) 33 Phonetic letters 35 Spreads to dr> 38 It is chiefly used for 30 Paradise 40 Two (prefix) 41 Pierced with a knife 47 Northeast (ab.) 48 Sick 50 Entertain 51 Consumed 52 Strips of dough 54 Lei down 56 Food store 51 Moults VERTICAL 1 Orgies 2 PicUireaQue 3 Vase 4 Kxisls 5 Skillful S Post 7 Shield bearing 8 Smaller qunnlily 24 Silc of an 9 Behold! oracle 10 Diminutive 26 Threw suffix missiles 11 Most sensible 33 Receding 12 Small anchors 34 Clolhing- 17 Rough lava maker .IS Hollowed 37 Shows contempt 42 Story •13 America (ab. 44 Occupied 45 Bachelor of Science (nb.) 46 Lampreys 49 Card gams 51 Intimidate 53 Da capo (ab. 55 Exclamation

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