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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FACE snc BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 1949 THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFP Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative!: Wallace Witmer Co, New Vorlt, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered at second cUss matter at the post- office at Blj'Uieville, Arkansas, under act ot Congress. October 9, 1917. Member oi The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID the city ot Blytheviile or anj suburban town where can'iej service U Enain- taiiied, Me per Keek. 01 85o pel mouth By mail, within a radius ol SO miles S4.UU pet year. $2.00 lor si* months. $1.00 foi three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone MO.OO per sear payable in advance. Meditations For H is easier for a camel to £° throuj-h > needle's eye, than lor a rich mm to enter Into the kingdom of God.—Lukr 18:25. * • » The ration of riches to righteousness is disheartening. Even so, there are many prosixn'ous men who have consecrated their wealth, Jike their lives, to the Kingdom, and are lomia among Inc noble princes of God.—Raymond L. Zorman, D. D. Barbs A robber stole S50 and a radio from a sorority house. The girls will miss the money, but they probably couldn't bear the radio, anyway. * * * A collie saved * 3-yrar-old Michigan boy from <troidling-. Not unly man's best friend. * » » At 102 a Virginia man has never had a doclor. Wouldn't you think he'd get sick of eating apples? * • • We're right in the middle of the annual beauty contests—»nd all but the winner! could be tilled Miss Fortune. * • * One drawback to becoming B big shot In the underworld Is that the emphasis too often u on the "shot." Concern Shown Over 'Tax Hogging' Charge Representative Clare Hoffman, Michigan Republican, has added \\is voice to those in Congress who think the federal government is hogging the tax clol- iar, to the handicap of slate and' local governments. This is an old cry, but it has been rising this year. Senator Bricker of Ohio has proposed a commission to investigate intergovernmental relations, with special emphasis on the role played by the taxing powers of the various levels of government. Of course, some who broach the issue are not really concerned with a fine balance among the three levels. They are opposed to federal spending as such, regardless of its effect on other governments. It would be more honest for them simply lo say so. But we perceive basic merit in the idea of exploring the present relations among the federal, state and local governments. The amazing growth of the federal sphere since depression days lias upset old patterns and produced a formless confusion that nearly defies analysis. The Hoover Commission's studies on government reorganization represent a sincere effort to bring order into the sprawling federal household. It is already bearing fruit and promises to bear more. Why not a similar commission to undertake a thoroughly objective appraisal of the interrelations of governments? The nation is entitled to have a clear understanding uf the proper future roles of federal, slate and local governments in the light ol developments since 1932. Js the strong trend toward centralization likely to suck all power out of slate and local units? To what extent is the growth of federal activities a consequence of default by lower levels of government on their responsibilities? To what extent is that growth an improper and unwarranted invasion of slate and local fields? In other words, is the federal government stepping in at points where other governments could still handle their problems if allowed It it should prove true that the federal government is monopolizing tax sources, how did it happen and what ought to be done about it? The future of government close to home and close to the people may hinge on the answers to questions like these. The country should have them. rate card-filing systems operated electrically. A number of publications have shown a particular fondness for this method in handling subscriptions. No doubt they get along fine most of the time. But when a machine makes a mistake it seems to be a good deal more obstinate about correcting it than the ordinary human being. We all hear reports from people whose subscriptions stop mysteriously before they should. Protracted correspondence is often necessary to gel things going again. And transferring a subscription is occasionally like negotiating a trade treaty with a foreign land. Yes, there are times when that old "human element" doesn't look so had. VIEWS OF OTHERS Indiscretion in the White House Even Machines Can Err Sometimes we detect signs that the scientific revolution in the business world isn't going loo well. For example, to eliminate or reduce the "human element," more and more organizations af« resorting to elabo- It Is becoming more and more difficult to brush off Maj. Gen. Harry Vaughan's indiscretions. So long as the name ol President Truman's military aide was bandied about by "live percent- ers," it was perhaps possible to discount the talk a bit by reference to its source. But when a re- sjxmsible administrator such as Housing Kxpedl- ter Tighe Woods involves Vaughan m a race track construction case, it Becomes impossible to keep the eyebrows down. And thai is just what Mr. Woods lias done, lie has told a special Senate investigating committee how he was summoned to the White House by Vaughan to be advised that friends ol the general were interested in building the 1'anloran track near San Francisco. This happened at a lime when building materials were restricted and alter it had been necessary to obtain a court order to slop the race track project, Vaugban apparently went in for some double- talk. He loin Woods, for example, that "1 want to make sure there is no prejudice m your oltice just because this is a race track case," and that "it is your duty to handle the case on it* merit* and on its legality." There is nothing wrong in being against prejudice and for legality, but Mr. Woods very easily got the idea that those were not really under discussion—especially since Vaughan had talkd to his prdeccssor. Frank L. Creedon. about the same project and had become "damn sore" when it was stopped. It was anything but eclilyinl then to sec race track owners and night club operators get building materials which were desperately needed tor housing. And it is no more edifying now lo hear that a friend of the President was using While. House influence to help racing people rather than home-seekcrSj especially veterans. It is generally conceded that Vaughan was acting without the knowledge aud approval ol Mr. Truman. Yet In doing so, he did the President no service. And the President docs himself no service by glossing over Vanghun's conduct as he did in the Washington Union Station incident. It is to be hoped thai Vaughan will appear before the Senat investigators to say what he can say for himself. And II that turns out to i£? not very much, the President's entourage would be more seemly without a Iriend ol race track operators. ;—:; —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH See What We Mean? News item: Congress pusses unanimously a bill to bring Into line with today's cost of living compensation (or disabled veterans and dependent children of war casualties. News item: Chairman John E. Eankin's House Committee on Veterans' Affairs considers his bill to pay a bonus of $3 (or every day of stateside and S* for every day of overseas service, plus $500 for a wound. Here, for all to see. stands the contrast between fulfilling a nation's responsibility to tliosc incapacitated in its defense and raiding a nations treasury for ransom tnoncy to pressure groups— the contrast this newspaper has been talking about. Granted that neither law nor administration makes compensation (or the disabled and pensions for dependent survivors as perfect as they ought to be. Still, they represent what the American people intended to do and ought to do 10 baclc up those whom they send to fight for them. As for the Riinkiu bonus bill—it Is sheer fuel for the political gravy train. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. SO THEY SAY Another Slum Clearance Problem to Be Solved Withdrawal of French Soldiers Leaves Indo-China Open to Reds By Jamrc D. Wh!t« AP Foreign News Analyst I For JteU'ifl MacKenzle) Recently the French pulled one of their ,s:nal! garisons back from » point in Indo-China near the Chi- The DOCTOR SAYS By Kcln-In P. Jordan, M.D. Written for NEA Service The most imjjortant step in com- batting poliomyelitis is to make the diagnosis as soon as possible that treatment can be begun promptly. This IE particularly difficult because the first symptoms often resemble those of an ordinary cold or mild infection. Paralysis does not set in for several days as a rule. No t'A'o patients who contrac polio show exactly the same symptoms. The best results from treat nient, therefore, require judgment skill, and experience In order u choose those methods bst suited U the particular victim. Not only 1: medical care important, but i;oo< nursing, phvsical therapy and othe: treatments "are necessary to jet tin best resrlts. HOSPITALS WELL EQUIPPED Many hospitals are now we] equipped to handle patients with polio. Much of this has been made possible by the funds made available to them through the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, to which so many generous-hearted citizens throughout the country have contributed. The muscular paralysis which come.s on fter the first few days of the disease Is accompanied by painful muscle spasms. These can be greatly relieved by hot wet packs, properly applied and by border, If and when the Chinese Comniu- ils'uj arlve, the French will not b« here to stop them. Possibly lor th« benefit of Amcr- can officials planning a new policy combat Communism in East A-sia, this underlines the fact that ndo-China lies squarely in the path of any Communism that spills over from China. Yet 'earlier last week, Just after 3en. Omar N. Bradley announced France would get the bulk of American arms sent to Europe to contain Communism there. Prance's Prescient Aurlol assured the Indo- Chinese that France would defend them from any outside aggre.ssor. France would need help for this jot, because for three years she has failed to beat down the native nationalist movement led by Ho Chl- Minh. Ho Wields Influence Ho is a Communist who heads the unecognized republic of Viet-nam. His leadership Ls popular enough among ?5,OM>,000 that when the French set up Bal Dal a» emperor of a rival .stnte last June, they also called it Vret-Nnm. To fight Ho, the French still use more titan 100,000 foreign legionnaires. Away from the mum roads and cities cut]>o>sts arc maintained oy airlifts .The rebels control the Washington News Notebook PETER EPSON'S New GOP Chairman to Get Chance To Pull His Party Out of the Red WASHINGTON — (NEA)— There was one significant paragraph In the press agent's advance canned biograph of Guy George Gabrielson of New Jersey, new national chairman of the Republican Party. During the depression, the little Iowa bank run by Gabrielson's father was forced to close. So the farm boy son, who had left home, gone East, [jot himself an education and become a big city lawyer, went down to Washington. He took with him S130.000 that tie had saved up, laid it on the desk of the comptroller of currency, and said he wanted all his father's creditors paid off to tin: last cent. The job which National Chairman Gabrielson now faces with the Republicans involves every bit as much of a Horatio Alger finish. There is a mortgage on the GOP homestead anj the sheriff is about lo foreclose. Guy Gabrielson will have to raise money, fast. The last will and testament of Hugh Scott, jr, f retiring national chairman, which he read in part j before resigning, told the heirs and the Civil Rights Committee had not established any policies- It was controversial subject. Albert, K. Mitchell, of New Mexico, .said (he Natural Resources committee would hold a meeting next spring. Nothing more definite had been done, but they'd try to develop a program of Interest. John Jackson, of Louisiana, said the Foreign Affairs Committee had nothing to report except progressive study of the subject. And So It Goes Mrs- Consueio Northrop Bailey, of Vermont, speaKing for the Committee on Social Welfare, said it was difficult to say what would come of these things. She repo i *l that the heart of the country was life of the coutry Later Mrs. Bailey we people get When are sound but the was at stake said, "I beg that next to ourselves we going to wake up?" Curtis M. Dozier, of Virginia, said the Committee on Taxation had not met because it was decided to let matters jell in Congress, There was one exception. Axel J. just how bad things are. ! Beck, of Sou tit Dak a to. chairman He characterized the party as short ] °f the Committee on Agriculture, of funds, shy of platform, lacking ! actually filed a report. He had done in vote appea All speeches by national cominit- lecmen and women at the one-tiny Washington meeting to elect the new chairman showed how right Scott wns in his appraisal. First order of business was to hear reports from the committee's strategy subcommittees. One after an- some work. We will have a com- plrte program ready for the Souix City, it , regional GOP meeting Sept. 23 and 24. Tliis Axel Heck missed being elected national chairman of the party instead of Gabrielson, by only five votes—17 (o 52. But here is one i tonal American success story and it has an earthy toughness Republican leadership lacked. As Harlan 1. Peyton, Washington state national cormnltteeman, put it, "I traveled with Tom Dewey across the West. He stood up and said he was a farmer. I understand he does have a farm and it even has a mortgage on it. But we never could put Dewey across as a fann- er," The way western states seem to hate Dewey was something to behold. The way they lined up for Heck—before this meeting practically unknown outside his own state—was something else to behold. Gabrielson Offers Hope For GOT If Axel Beck can be turned to work with Gabrielson, they may be able to pull the split-wide-open party together again, in the interests of harmony. Beck ha t i offered to withdraw as a mominee for the national chairmanship if Gabrielson. would. Gabrielson wouldn't. In the end Guy Gabrielson's election was made unanimous. With a happy ending, and lots of peace instead ol pieces. Mrs. Charles S. Hickman, of Iowa, expressed it in he rsccondmg speech for Gnbrielson by quoting the popular song title, "I'm in Love--I'm in Love With a Wondenvul Guy." It could be a theme song for the GOP in 1950. As Ohio Congressman Clarence Brown summed it up. "If we don't win in 1950, there's not nursing care. The skin tenderness which Is also so common is also helped by such treatments. At the time when the disease is acute every effort has to be made to keep the muscles In the best possible condition so that they will respond to the later treatments and training- Bed rest Is, needless to say. important as are the other measures like plenty of fluids, which arc used for any Infectious disease. Medical science is constantly Investigating the methods of treatment used for polio and trying to devise better ones. Several drugs and many other methods have place in the treatment of the acute illness. As yet. however, a sure cure for all victims of the disease h:is not been discovered. Note Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions froir readers. However, each day he wil answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. * * * QUESTION: Is It true that par- cuts who h a ve brow n eyes can no j have a child with blue eyes? ANSWER: This statement is not true. Many people with brown eyes carry a gene or hereditary factor for blue eyes. It is thoroughly possible, and indeed has happened many times, that two brown-eyed other the heads of these groups got [ He Republican leader worth watching, much use trying in 1052." well-to-do farmer and up and confessed they had done ; lawyer of Elk Hills. S. D. An im- practfcally nothing. \ migrant boy. he is self-educated George T. Hanson, of Utah, said I and self-made. His life is a trad- Perry Howard, mittceman from "What we need is somebody can sell ice to an Eskimo." the Negro com- Mississippi, said. who IN HOLLYWOOD liy Erskine Johnson NEA SUff Correspondent four weeks. Don wants to come to New Vork in the fall and do a Broadway •est of the country. It has been a vith the French costly stalemate, unable to defeat he rebels and the rebels unable to h-ive ou* the French. Through Bao Dai, the French ire trying now to lure the Indo- Chinese away from Ho Chi-Minh. At this writing Bao Dai and what he stands for are not popular, ^rinee has granted him only nomi- lal internal autonomy. Rebel gre- mdes go off within a few miles of lis capital at Saigon. Ho Chi-Minh has declared he will 20 on fighting. There are two current opinion.* about Ho. one is that his polit- oureau is typicaMy high-handed Red powerhouse, liquidating Its allies in the repnglican front as well as bumping off Indo-Chinese like Bao Dai who work W'ith the French. Hard to Learn the Truth The other version is that Ho'n Communists by no means have attained the domination of the nationalist front that Mao Tze-Tung has in China. The idea is that Ho .still leads the popular front because he has subordinated his communism to tho other elements in the coalition that fights the French. The truth is hard to get at, for one reason, because the French censor In Saigon is very efficient, ant) no correspondent gel.s in unless the French approve of him beforehand. However parents will children. have only blue-eyed 75 Years Ago In Bfytheviffe— The BlytheviDc Schools will open a week late this year according to Crawford Green, superintendent, because of the extreme heat. They it Is known that Ho Chi-Minh, while educated in Moscow, also lived many years in China and is aware of two things about the Chinese One is that Communist China is intensely rationalistic. The other is that there is a large Chinese minority in Indo-China, which the Communists of China can use by appealing to this nationalistic spirit. Last March Ho broadcast that he was getting: help, in his ti^hl against the French, from Chinese guerrillas. No one doubts this, but on the other htinrt no one knows what he will do if the Chinese reds try to move in on hi me and take over. The French withdrawal from the Chinese border region leaves him free to meet the Chinese Reds when will open Sept. 10. The High School wi]l again be on a tuition basis. The fee will be 59 as it was last year for the six week term. The junior High will ope as a free school and the board hopes sufficient funds will be collected to keep It on that basis. Henry Hudson who has accepted ' a position as coach at Arkansas! Ban Dai was enthroned, the state thy arrive, and may hasten the answer to the question of what will re.-5'Jlt— cooperation or conflict. But it al-o puts up to the United States the question of whether France is going to be supported in Indo-China. The American posi- lion to date Is ambiguous. When College, visited friends here yesterday enroutc to BatesviUe, Miss Adele Langston has arrived home from Gulf port and Biloxl, Miss., where she has been visiting for two weeks. While there she was the guest of her aunt. Mrs. I thought it was about lime somebody did something about housing the guy who makes $5U a week. The building industry told me it couldn't be done, so I decided to find out for mysll.—Fed- eral Housing Expediter Tighe Woods, niter having a house built to sell for $G r ifiO. * * * We ^Yugoslavian arc not in the Soviet orbit. We are not satclixcd. We are independent and have our own lype of socialist state.—Sava N. Kosanovitch, Yugoslav ambassador to the U. S. • * * The cold war is a kind of wager. Each ot the two competitors is betting thai he can make his own way of life so manifestly superior LO his rival's that all mankind is bound to become his customer and thereby put the rival linn out of business.—Histrinn Arnold J. Toy u bee. * * * We must decide lo what degree we want peace on earth and then make up our minds to sacrifice enough of our personal comfort and pleasure lo pay the necessary price to atintti that goal.—Lions International President- Walter C. fisher. * * « I don't agree with those who say there will be a slump in tins country. Jf we loose MHHC money, we'll just tighten our belts and go ahead as we have before—Elder blalc.sman Bernard Baruch. BY ESTHER WILLIAMS (For Erskinc Johnson, who is on vacation) HOLLYWOOD— < NKA1—This he- Ing that time of year when everyone lias vacations on then- minde. I nm no exception. But the mornl of tiiis Inle I am about to unfold is—never take a vacation at home, Since Mr. Bell Invented the telephone, the words "vacation" ;md "telephone" jrst don't go together. T hadn't h&fl a raoMmn for so lonp thai wlirn I learned I was going to have n, ha by in August. 1 (hough, "Oh, boy! ThiTik of lh« rtayg tiff I'm goinc in have! Tills year I'm going to have a real vacation!" And visions of long, lazy days j at our IHtlc nnwe at Acnpxilco, or! Rt the family cabin on a little Island in the chain of lakes In Wisconsin rushed through my mind. For the past few years every time I world finish a picture, 15m would be busy on radio and unable to get awny, and for me t-herr seemed always to be publicity pictures, personal appearances, etc.. us lone as T was within reach of a telephone. Bnt this time I knew no one would want to take my picture or n?k me to make a personal appearance, so T was a cltich to scl a real vacation. PLANS THWARTED So what happens? I had no sooner finished "Nopt PUP'S Daughter" than Ben pct.^ a big television show nil hi? own. Well, maybe we could still po to Cnririd for n few davs in the middle of the week. Rut immediately Ben is signed to narrate and -sine in the "Salut<* to Gershwin" at the Coconut Grove —and that's every rrisht! 4 AK872 and it is a -an to fix the telephone whIfh is out of order (why didn't wr Irave it that way?* and it's in tho brdroom'so we have to pet up. The workman has a hard Umr fixing U because it rings evrrv 10 mi tint cs from then on. Why is it (he profile who want you In dilute lo thrir prt charily, buy an ad in a trade paper, anprar n I their swimming meet, ahv^ys call early In the morn- F:naliy Ben has to go in town on business and T decide to take a swin—quickly before anything else " happens I've jv *- started to relas. and enjoy myself when T look up ami there is a perfectly strange man standing there staring at me. When T inquire as to his business, show. I told him at that time we he fumbles for a while and finally j would have to arrange a bridge ays. "r was just passing and saw j zame with the rest of the cast of + AQJ tOG Rubber — Neither vul. South We* North East I A. Pass 14 Pass 4 4 Pass 64 Pass Opening — V 4 15 you. You don't mind if I watch, do you?" So there goes my swim. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE K> V'llliam K. MrKcnnry Amrrira's Card Authority Writ!on foi NEA Service ''orlitnatc Return This Slam One cl !!:r inor.l. pleasing personalities I have met in quite a while is Don Do Fore. Ho was m New York recently, ha i ins ju^l com pier nl a part in the mov;e. "My Friend Iruia." Don la. Even the picture. Don predicted that when I got through with "I I would probably give up bridge entirely. He went on to say however, that no matter what "Trma" did. I could rest assured it work out to her advantage, as the remits In today's hand did. Wp will put "Trmn" m tho NortV nn^itinn. You many think it ? trailer that .Smith bfd a rtub instead of ? snnde. bvt with this h'pr of hanr VOM nemrMlv will find tbe btdr'«rur a club ^nst^ad f>f "IP. f-vp- r-Trci snarie s\>" 'n Is Is done for the nnrnosp of manner it nossiblp for M 1( p- nnrfnrr to h'd a ma for suit Tn this rase. "Trma,** havlne a fivo-r^rd p.nnrlr si' ; t. rnrr^Mv H. Eekeredgc lottage. t at Vier summer department: put out a vague statement sayin git welcomed the step because it might lead to peace. At the same time it indicated American enthusiasm would depend upon how "the legitimate aspirations of the !Vet Nam people" are realized. American prestige has suffered See MACKENZIE on Page 8 Country's Flag Answer to Previous Puzzle I1OR17ONTA1- H;J£ ol 6 is one of ils [>i cities 13 W;ish lishtTy 1-1 Katinc, ;nvjy InKxisl" VKRTTCAL ITmf;r,h r'cn cos •* Let i ,<idc (ab 5 Bark fi W riics 7 Jason's ship 115 Yt'iJins 8ncpviv.nlion IS British money 9 Plural enchn; nf ;iiTount 10 Tumuli I J) Jackdaw It Confidence 20 MuMiciin coins V-'U'ilrt ass 21 Label IT Whirlwind 28 Ballot :{3 Tui n 34 Egg dish 36 Waken 37. Grnlcil '22 DmimuIivG ol 25 Kind of bomb 41 Scandinavian KtlKJr 26S»lilary 42 Whirl 23Kienih ai licle 2T Imiuncs 43 Girl's name li 1 Clo*e securely 2~i Slate ^!! Toward 30 The --- is i main liver SI Amp 311 Diminutive- sufliv 33 Its capital i 44 Stagger 45 Rou^h lava 46 Followers 47 Habitat plant form 52 Senior (ab.) 51 "Smallest Stale" (ob.) 'inrs from Cedar Rapids, n youngster hi.s ambt- tion was to become an actor. He ?nadP- When Smith bid four rtr*s. "Irma" loin"d to s'x srv^riVs. '-h co'-M be called ontim'sfir. i'li«n W«sl iv * the kl"K ->f rip on tbr onenin? lead, de- c'Trrr \von with the ace. The fnrk ., ............ ---- .. ..., ----- . . Well. I hope vfiH'i-e Eoinu n\vay trained at the Pasn.sdcna School of | of snarics w- led. West won with rc- — far awny —on your vacation, i the Thcaicr and in 1038 Oscar j the ouecn. West unfortn"itrlv Erpkine, for here Is what happens Hammerstctn (xmglit the show nesti'mrd rv be^rL Declarer now casii- when you spend one at home. This wn.-; in. They brorght five of the rd thp rotmi'nln*: 11 trtrfcs. lctt : np !.•! i»o\v ivn'cnl dav goes: to Mov. York whrte They play- the onnotionts' ace of diamonds go The doorbell rings a I 8:30 a,m. ed a I the Vandcrbilt Theater lor to sleep. 35 Mm n 3R My-.Ui- c l.u ul^rtiri 3!)Ki:\p1:an cud 40 Spread I" i^ (';>! av.m- •17 Ci'ildoyo I he dawn 43 WmaliUc in K..ld ">0 Dunking VO-M-I M Dm I lie thy i y 5!,

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