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PAGB FOUB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JANUS L. VERHOEFF Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witraer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class mallei at tlie post- office at Brytheville, Arkansas, under acl ol Congress. October 9. 1917. Member ol The Associated Presa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blythevllle 01 any luburban town where carriei service Is maintained. 20c per week. 01 85c pel month Bv mail, within a radius ol SO miles S4.00 p*J year. $2.00 for six months, $1.00 foi three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per ten payable In advance. Meditations Go and tell David, saylnr. Thus sailh the Lord, I offer thee Ihiee things: choose thee one of (hero, that I may do H unto thte.—1 Chronicles 21:10. * * * Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be. Custom will render it easy and agreeable.—Pythagoras. Barbs Instead ol sticking out an arm to Indicate » turn in motoring, too many people stick out their necks. * • • Drink can break up a home In mart ways thin one. For Instance, an intoxicated driver wrecking his trailer. * * * A neighbor reports a stay-in strike. Junior refuses to take his dirthday drum oulside. * » * Hollywood parties must be swell for the men, with all those extra girls. * + # The Minnesota man who shrank four hichei In height probably never again will mention his mile's age to company. Head-in-the-Sand Philosophy Revived A Man With Nerve Because the Senate has questioned him in closed committee sessions, we don't have very full infoi'iuation yet about John Mai-agon, the ex-bootblack who is said to have had easy access to the White House. But we think it would be a mistake to get too worked up over Ihe story. To be sure, it may not add much to the dignity of the presidential household. Yet there is an element of admirable individualism in Maragoii'* performance. 11 takes a certain daring to get past Uio pal-ace guards regularly, and to park oneself partly behind a White House pillar to achieve back-row pa r tic i pat ion in an official presidential ceremony despite tlie lack of an invitation. Whatever else he is, Alui'agoii is not afraid to take a risk. Isolationism evidently is enjoying somewhat of a revival in the United States. Senator Wherry of Nebraska, Republican floor leader, is working hard ior the isolationist crown held in prewar days by former Senator i\ye of North Dakota. Wherry has considerable company in the Senate. Several midwestern senators say their mail from home is heavily weighted -vr against new and stronger foreign com: - mifmenls by this country. Congressional mail, of course, seldom if ever represents popular sentiment accurately. Too often it simply reflects pressure from organized groups, or the fact that people against something seem lo be more vocal than people for it. But it is probably safe to assume that some substance exists to support reports of a reurging isolationism. What about it? For one thing it is hard to imagine this attitude could ever again spread as wide and deep as in pre- •vvar times. The atom bomb and the guided missile are pretty persuasive arguments against a cocoon-like future for Ihe United States. These weapons mean that the nation's once-cherished physical isolation behind the oceans is ended. None of our military experts has left any doubt of that. This revived isolationism can have no basis in geography as it formerly did. Now and hereafter it is purely a stale of mind. The viewpoint has never been dead, for it has always been a refuge for all •.- \vho have a dislike or distrust of lor- '. ~ eigners, especially Europeans. But its current comeback likely reflects to a marked degree a new rei.rual from uncomfortable reality. it is iBtreat by people who are discouraged and disgusted with the lur- moil of world conditions and want a haven of peace ami quiet. This attempted withdrawal is understandable, but not very sensible. For Vheie is no island of security anywhere any more. No one can create one just , by wishing it. Furthermore, the new isolationism, like the old, is a wholly negative outlook. Advocates say they are for America fit-si, bul who is not? The Communists are lhc only real renegades on this score. The fact is, isolationists have not now and never have had a positive program for solving ihe problems which embroil the Uniteu Slates with the rest of the world. They propose only to pretend the problems don't exist. Which is another reason why a more mature America, toughened by World War Two aliu its aftermath, probably will be more resistant to the isolationist bill of goods than in former tjmes. VIEWS OF OTHERS McClellan Amendment The American Kartn Wurcau l-cderaUon has ccme out. m opposition to t&iutlui 1 McUlcliau'& proposal to earmark Sl.BUO.OQO/HKj in forcig') aid funds [or ihe purchase ol surplus American la.'m pvoducu. the tedeiaUou ^atd in a letter u> dou- ator McCleUan that tl lecls the DPSI way to insure a permanent market loi agricultural products is to provide adequate funds lor Ute continued recovery of Western Europe, and to give the participating nations primary responsibility for formulating and executing plans for Hie use ol these funds. It said it fell thai the McClellan pJan .which would require earmarked lunds to be spent either for surplus larm commodities or not spent at alJ. was not in accord with the tede- ration's principles. Senator McClellan. in defending his amendment, said it is not intended to dictate lo the European nations. He said he is merely writing into the law a requirement that the Marshall Plan countries must not divert their dollars to otneJ purchases U they find thai some of Uiem are not needed for American farm products. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that the amendment would seriously limit the ability of the European countries to formulate policies in accordance with recovery needs as they develop. It is clear too that the McClellati amendment would discourage barter agreements sucn as those recently arranged between Great Britain and Argentina and Great Britain and Russia. Under these trade pacts Britain agreed to exchange coal, machinery and oil and other products for Argentine corn and mesil and for Russian coarse grains. Such agrements are designed to conserve Britain's dollars for purchases that will have to be made in the United States. Obviously they curtail the market for American farm commonities, but they were adopted to oUset the drain on British dollar reserves which will ..continue as long as Britain falls lo sell to America as much as she buys from America. The anbVi'er to the problem is not to lorce European countries to buy from the United States by preventing thtm from making- trade agreements. As the New,:_York Times says In an editorial on the McGlellan proposal: The only way by which we can ever attain a solid export market in Europe is to aid economic rehabilitation and to open our own markets to European goods. This is essentially the view which the American Farm Bureau Federation has expressed. H is the long-term view. Senator McClellan's plan, which would make the EGA an adjunct for the American farm price support program, might provide temporary relief (or farmers- But in the long run European recovery would suflcr and eventually American fanners would suffer. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE SO THEY SAY 1 (eel certain that the Atlantic Pact will contribute to world peace. The fact that an aggressor would be confronted by the combined cllorts o! those 12 nations slloutd he consider attacking any one of diem, should exert a powcrlul deterrent effect.—George c. Marshall, former Secretar, ry ol Slate. Heathen Idolaters Jttle is Left in China to Oppose Advancing Communist Forces Washington News Notebook PETER EDSONS U.S. Ballot Box Staffers Are Pikers When Compared to Reds in Germany WASHINGTON (NEA) — Tricks that make pikers out of American ballot-sUifnng experts were used by the Communists to run up their 8,000,000 to 4,000,000 victory In the Russian zone German elections of M-iy 15. Captured copies ol orders Issued hy the Communists for recounting the ballots in the province of Saxony-Atihalt reveal how the results of even the disappointingly voter hnd u r antcd to express his intention that he did not want a 'no' undrr any circumstances, be- ca'jse a double negation is actually an affirmation." BaHots on which an "anti-democratic conviction" wns written in were ordered classified as "invalid." In the entire Russian zone, nearly half a million ballots were declared invalid. Junfor Dixierrals IJi'dare Truce When American Legion officials took their annual Boys' Forum del- pL-ito-s to visit President Truman read the instructions to election of- {thus year they took precautions that ficials Kxplaining this ruling.' the instruction-; said: "By simply casting a ballot without a mark, the small two-to-one achieved. 'yes" vote were "Ballots cast without any marks have to be considered 'yes' votes," What is there left in China, by ay of uiicoiiquered areas and lead's, to combat Communism? American planners reportedly arc lotting into this question as they >rm a new policy toward China. he picture is roughly like this: The refugee national government V Canton, rejected as hopeless by le white paper, is breaking up as rctlk'ioci. Its fragments may keep thrrc would be no repetition of last year's v'-Mt. which embarrassed the Legion very much. The story was voter mnde It completely clear he [hushed \ip at the time, but about a considered the 'yes.'printed in large ; dozen boys refused to slu>ke hands Jotters, as the expression of his >u!L '•Ballots with a cross mark out- \ side the circles have to be considered as a 'yes' vote," the Instructions went on. 'By this the voter makes known his approval ol the list of candidates and to the 'yes.' If he had wanted to reject both, he would have undoubtedly placed the mark of tils refusal in the 'no' circle. "Ballots containing a handwritten remark Mich as, Tor the home.'j or 'for freedom/ etc., have to be ! considered as 'yes' votes." Rtrri Logic Is Confusing In th^ Russian-occupied German province ol Brandentaerg. Communist officials added another election refinement loU on which this instruction: 'yes' votes all bal- the 'yes* has been crossed out. while the voter has simuHsirieously marked the ballot another explicit, handwritten WLJ h fir president. And when the President spoke to the group of youns- men—handpicked delegates from every state—these same non- handshskeri conspicuously walked to the other side of the garden wh^re they couldn't hear him. Reason for this performance was thJ-t la.-* year's Forum came ri?ht at the liiiu 1 of the Dixiecrat. rebellion against Truman, The bays who wouldn't shake the President*,? hand nor listen to him speak came from states where the Dixiecrat movement \v;is hottest. Tins year there was no such incident, ai'd Dixietrrat.s. Democrats and Republicans all behaved like little gentlemen To Run or Not In Run? Congress-woman Helen Gahayan DoucHs of California has again put off announcement of her decision running against Sen. Sheridan 'no' By this double negation, the! Downey in the Golden State pri- mary next year. Mrs. Douglas intended to make up her mind by Aug. 1. But now she says she has been so busy in Congress she hasn't tuid a chance to get back to California and talk to Lhe politicos there. Privately, she explains that she also wants to talk it over with her j husband, Metvyn Douglas of the movies, and their two children. In the meantime, Senator Downey, whose chances for re-election haven't been considered too good, has been exuding confidence. He says lie doesn't care whether Mrs. Doug- la.slas runs against him or not. Fitncl Kept Under Cover Some ' mystery surrounds the 5-15,000.0^0 emergency 'und item in the 51.150.000,000 Military Assistance Program now before Congress. A few | congressional critics have seized upon this sum as something that coald easily be cut out. One assumption has been that the emergency find would be used for "cloak and dagger" type of underground operations behind the Iron Curtain. This possible use is flatly denied. Thr m^ney will be used for legitimate renrming in North Atlantic Pact countries. But to disclose its use mi|ht reveal important defense strategy plans. President Roosevelt, of course, had hu?;e \vartime emergency funds, running into the hundreds of mil- liens of dollars. In 1948 President Truman had a S503.0fl.'> emergency fund. Fir 1949 the fund was 5200.- COO. Far fiscal 1050, thr- President's original bud set rennest was 31,- COO.CCO No public accounting has to be made for these funds. The DOCTOR SAYS By Kdvtln P. Jordan. .M.I). Written for NEA Service About one-half million residents if the United States have suffered imb amputations; there arc about lO.OOO more added to this list every •ear. In the United states alone nore than 20,000 amputations were •ciiulred at a result of World War :i. The amputee has a problem to 'ace. Tile loss of an arm nakes it impossible to do cvery- :hinB exactly as before. It does not, mean, however, a life devoid of work or recreation. Amputees ear \vcll to occupations \\itl' \vhich the lost limb does not in- ;erfcre Many amputees can and do engage in sports such as golf, tcntiis 30',vlinB, roller skating, weight !ift- ng, pins pong, dancing, and even boxing. Tills does not mean that someone who has lost a limb can do everything that a person with four smind limbs can do and this [lie amputee must also learn. SVMI'ATHY XOT WANTED For some unknown reason, which is perhaps based on instinct, too many people with four sound limbs tend to have a certain attitude of embarrassment about the amputee. This point of view is undesirable. The individual who has had the misfortune to have had an arm or leg amputated is otherwise perfectly normal mentally and emotionally. The adjustment to the loss of a limb is a difficult one. It is most encouraging, however, to knoiv that .steps are being taken to improve the situation. Three* years ago an organization of amputees known as Possibilities Unlimited was established In Cleveland. !t lias already aided many in adjusting themselves to the loss of a d | leg or arm. It has also succeeded in interesting many industrialists other employers in properly ^oing for some time. The real source of central author- ty, Chiang Kai-shek, is repairing to Formosa. There he will be safe for the time being, as the Communists have no navy or air force. Their nfluence may grow, however, among restive Formosans who dls- ike Chiang's rule as much or more than they did the Japanese. Canton and Kwungtung province appear to be left more or less open to Red conquest. Cell. Pal Clvung- lisi. defense commander, is pulling liis troops oil Into his native province of Kwangsi. He reportedly had asked Chiang for money and men to defend Canton, and did not get them. Cantonese militarists might get their troops to fight, but Kwang- tung province is .saturated with well-established guerrilla outfits. Hainan Island, ofl the Kwane- tung coast, might supply resistance in these two provinces, but It its own growing guerrilla The administrative shell of th Canton government, under President Li Tsung-jen and Premier Yen Hsi-shnn. is headed for the wartime capital at Chungking in Szechwan not placing men or women with a missing limb. Entirely aside from the excellent work done by this organization in easing the problems of the amputee, the fact that it has helped many to obtain useful work Is an important economic contribution to the nation. * » * Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer Individual questions from readers. However, each day he wil answer one of the most frequently asked questions '- his column. province. The folks" there do welcome its return. Finds Itilurtanl Support AP Correspondent Tom Lambert visited Chungking recently and found them openly dreading the prospect of having to support the national government again as they did during the war. They barely tolerate Gen. Chang Chun, Chiang Kai-shek's appointed governor. His nfluence is further weakened by a •eccnl incursion into Szechwan by roops loyal to Gen Liu Wen-hui governor of Sikang province to the vest. Liu used to run Szechwan bc- 'ore the war. but was ousted by 3hang Chun so that Chiang Kai- shek could move his capital there from Nanking during the Japanese war. Szeclivah's northern Hank, meanwhile, is directly menaced by a Red Icld army striking at its northern border—the historic Invasion route —from South Shensi province. Its chief commercial outlets the Yang tze River ports of Ichang and Sluisl have already fallen to another Red' army. The only other areas of significance are Yunnan province In the southwest, and the Moslem areas in the northwest. In the northwest the Hcds within 95 miles of Lanchow. key to the corridor running through the Moslem country toward Soviet Hus- sia. They appear likely to envelor. Mngsia. the right flank province whose governor Ma Hung-kwei left months ago for Canton and For QUESTION": have become I am very fat and worse since taking vitamin E for my heart. Will this help my heart? ANSWER: of those who have studied vitamin E do not fee that there is sufficient reason to warrant the use of this substance for heart disease. Most doctors fee also that being overweight Is harm ful Jn most cases of heart disease. mosa. The mountainous Tsinkliai plateau of province, on the left flank, Is ruled by his distant cousin' iV , a Pu-faiifr and appears likely to be come the center ol Moslem resist- Tux Troubles for Chlan» r£.-'£, ^venir t; Er£ nominally loyal to Chiang Kai-shek but one report says he has stopped remitting taxes. Chiang's 2Cth army garrisons what Is left of the little railway into Indo-CMnn. and his n?;^ !±S«r,.J£T'7 I l y H sirms nee. winch at the same upset by currency trou- nsidcrable guer- L time is a areas with «lth , 75 Years Ago In Blythevillc IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NEA Slaff CorresiKmcJe Tlie world is tired of political fanaticism... men who want to live together in peace. Lhc kind of peace we seek cannot be won at n single stroke or by a single nation.—Prescient Truman * • • Every church has its own right to UP own history. But one thing is necessary—that we tind ourselves all tied together in our Christian umrt. Thai ii the tulure ol Protestantism in Hie world. —Dr. Albert Schweitzer, famed scholar and theologian. * * * This is Hie time to go ahead with thoac socially important enterprises such as housing, it la not Ihe time to withdraw funds Irom the consuming public Dy increased laxcs.—Sccrciary ol Labor Maurice J. Tobin. * * * The two world conflicts which have occurred in the past 35 years have made it uniiiiitaKabiy clear that on aggression on any ol the ircc nations of the Atlantic community involved an 01 those nations. This is an inescapable fact -George. C. Marshall, former Secretary ol State, on the Atlantic Treaty. * * » The Marshall Plan is like a dike around Europe. If it protects Europe from the poisoned HOOD waters welling up from Moscow, it will only be ai the expense of diverting ittc tide Across ASIA —Chinese President Li TVing-Jcn. » » » The materialism ol modem hie has been rendered even more grave by ihe weakening ot the Institution o[ matrimony. The war has caused the violent separation of millions o( uut&ancts anG wives and destroyed millions ol humcs. aggra\at- ins lh« perils of immorality.—Pope Pius xn. HOLLYWOOD (NEA>—Exclusive- (California/* ly yonrs: No flying,! i Director Don Hnrtman, wtin The censors clici a double take, j wrote the story and i.s dtrertiimj, The scene was in ''Young Man With explniiifri: "This will be a carefree a Ho: n * Kirk Douglns \vas playing; Mitch nm along the lines of John a trumpet in a burlesque house or- > G^rurltKs role in 'Four Daughl- chr-stra. Suddenly a bra comes lly-ers" trump hid .With 19 to 'jo points you should bid a suit. If your partner makes a one-over-one bid yon should then jump to two nc trump. In today's hand South la not itroi]g enough for a two no trump bid, but is too strong, tor a one no Janet Leigh Is the clrl. She's a -.var widow. Bob meets tier and bmi-K :\cr happine.s alter accusing he.- oJ living with a dead man. Dramatic s'uff but the touches of comedy Like Mitclium making snow in I And it's Billy Grey's story about i ttu man who won 5750.000 on a ra- I ri:<: c,ivenwr-y show and tmmcdhitr- jly dropped dead from a heart at- [tiu-k But (hat didn't stop tlv pcn- rr.u- L-ivcaway show—1 hey -sent the body or. a two-week vacation to Honolulu. inv: thr<.ugi'i the air and lands on Kirk'; ,'icac He los-e.s it off and gets right ou playing. Big laugh. But the censors said no. no, no. They shot the scene but substituted a Ian for Ihe bra. The censors said that W.IK all right. It could happen only in Hollywood: j Goriirou* Grorgc. the wrestler, j insislrd en a limnetic or rcd- hairtd Iradinp laity for "I'ardun My Tot IMil" so as nnt to detract from tiis own blond curls. Barbara Fuller, a blonde who pot the part, hrcamr a red-head to krep George happy Montsomery clift and Howard Ha\yk5. wiio discover-jd hhn for pictmes are fending. . . . Kirk Dougla-' and Ann Sc.thern are dat- uiy:. . . . Joan Davis will go on the road for a week as a traveling saleswoman to exploit her own production. "Traveline Saleswoman." Mill-hum Turns "Oarcfrte" Bob Mitchmn was plnylnu with an electric tram, and daintily sprink- liui 1 . snowflakes over a railroad st.i- tion . sign reading "Palm Beach. Florida." Two drzen kids squealed wish delight. Mitch was slightly out of charac- j ,f, cm a stm| ,| C , Vi)v to Md so trom xer ar.rt loc.'keil it. It's the opening, (lm{1 , 0 , imo , a ' n) go - ]llg lo givc McKENNFY ON Bv V'llliam E. McKcnnry America's Card Aulhdrily Wvitten for NEA Service Pnlnl. Count System /•s Usually Accurate A great many players throughout tlie nation have taken up the point- count system of bidding. The experts have adopted it for some time for no trump bidding. The occasional player has found H fairly accurate mathematically. It gives Little Sliirley Barksdale. 2 year old dai'ghter of Mr. and Mrs. James Barfcsctale who has toon quite ill. was taken to Dr. Roscnioncis clinic in Memphis yesterday for treatment. Miss Martha Washburn. daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. M. Washburn. ha.s the honor of being the only girl scout in Blythevillc who has a junior life saving badge, she was awarded this while attending the Quapaw Girl Scout Camp near Benton. Ark., recently. Miss Washburn is a member of the scout troop whose leader is Miss Mary Emma Hood. I" 5 T"" y resm " c d ""t Lung Yun, his distant cousin ami predecessor whom Chiano Kai- shek fired In 1046 The old ht way link to u le outside Is use because of civil war In Burma Government spokesmen In Canton say there are two arens of anli- Comnumist activity behind the Red n e Red ™ rti H ' S '" Ceiltral china - al legedly due to Red misrule. other is sa id to be troops (he Reds. earlicl . nmo ° Tlie central "'a group sounds In any case, reports of such large- creLT'*' 100 woult! ^ ™« for M n, "'° re (i ' nC 1la<i eI »P«« foi the Chinese involved to learn what Communist rule is really like —and to get organized. Scuth I 4 6N.T. AQ8 » KQ8 « AK J 10 + KQ52 on Hand on Eiidcting Wcsl Norlh East Puss 2 N T. Piiss Pass Pass Pass O[iening — V J 13 Bird Dog Answer to Previous Puzzle trump. Therefore he should bid one diamond. The jump to two no trump by North shows a count of 13 to 15 points. South has 20 points The combined hands have i mini um of 33 points which Is enough to bid a smalt slam The opening lead of the jack of hearts is won in dumuiy with the -lucen. Take the spade finesse ira- .iicdialcly rather than the diamond finesse, because if this fails. West .nay shift to a spade and put /ou on a ><IICAS. If the spade fine.^e Jails, you can still hope that the hearts ma; break 3-3 or thai the diamond finesse will be good. With tile spade finesse working you have 12 tricks. shr.t for -Christmas Gift." which is due for a new title. Mtch Is work- nv as a department store salesman. you some lessons on this system of biririine. I am nsiuc the point count sys- Airborne pliotographis laboratories, equipped with a new processing machine capable of turning out complete prints In a day. are But hes fired after an Indlgiw it tern that I wrote up some 20 years. I 2 mrsiwer s-vs: "H«w can yon make aso—4 for ace, 3 for king, 2 for . „,„,. ,. , , it MIOW in Florida?" qurcn and 1 for jack. The expert [ promised for quick work in for- Bob replies: "Btcauje I'm Irom ! wants 16 to 18 points for a no ward military areas. HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted do:;, the pllgllri! 7 Defealc;! Ill Ficcbootcr H licspcct If) Pei'sin 16 Ocean 18 Formerly IS Fiber knots 20 Unit of weight 21 Kycs (Scot.) '2'2 Italian ruer 24 Kear 'J.T Accomplisfi- lllCTlt 27 Wagers Mil Uncom moil 31 has a Ions skull 32 While :{3 Persian fail y 3.i Jewels 38 Heavy blow 3fl Hawaiian Ijirri 40 Symbol fur Mlvcr 41 Drunkard 4.'! Recede 47 Separate eolMniu -19 Leave out 5! Wci.cht of Incliii 52 !5:ikrd clay 53 Block birds fij AscSruled 57 C;ini ^.iirc 58 Ha:-tcncd VKRTICAL 1 Whirl 2 "KmcM-nld Iste" 3 ICnsn.'ii cr i Light brown S And (Latin) fi I'ause 7 Mythical king of nriMin BK.irly Ki] B I[ s |, fab.) 911.,il! 1" linuiuicd 11 Cyclic 12 Seines 17D.iybre.-ik (comb, ioini) 34 It is an bici-cl 36 Ke.u-on 2-1 Heart (Egypt) :!7 Tluis 41 Species 42 I'ei.-ijn 5 Small noil 47 On Ihe sheltered side 4R Conduce SO Number 52 ft is (conlr.) ol Symbol fur

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