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PAGE TWELVE BLYTITOVILLE (AUK.) COURTKR NEWS TUESDAY, MAY G, 1947 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER- NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HA1NKS, Publisher ' •>' JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor .PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- "ofllce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- gress, October 9, 1911. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the c:iy ot Blythevllle or nny swbur^in town where carrier service Is maintained. 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mnll within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year $200 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mnil outside 50 mile ?ane, $10.00 per payable in advance. year Meditation He that covcreth his sins shall not piosper: but who so confessed and iorsak»th them shall have mercy.—Proverbs 28:13. , ' •* » « * Few people have'' courage ciriiuxh to own ihcir faults, or resolution enough to mend them. Mule-Skinning Lexicographer Dr. Charles R. Kunk, retiring tlic- . denary editor, dales the hc'i;iiniiiig of ' his mastery of our language to the youthful lime when he was a mule 'driver in the West. His partner was a young university English instructor. Together, says IJr. Funk, they prac- • ticert their English on,,lhe team. Many oilier Americans have likewise exorcised their vocabularies on a -team of mules. The result is usually a •vivid, colorful style o!' exprocssions. "But a great many of the words ein- . ployed would not, we feaf, 1'it'il their -way into polite dictionaries. Perhaps Dr. Funk specialized in . Shakespearean oaths. It's Still Propaganda Ihoy had been. Russians live under a dictatorship. They think and do, politically, what they arc told to. Any change must como from the Kremlin. And hefor Mint there must be :i hettoi- understanding between Moscow and Washington. Until then, any American broadcasts to the Russian people, and vice versa, will be recceived as unfriendly propaganda and treated accordingly. Not Until the Jug Is Empty, Says Uncle Joe VIEWS OF OTHERS Farm Problem The Russian radio broadcasts >\\'->. '• hours a day to North America in English and Yiddish, a report from Wash- "-jnglon stales. We'll h:i/.;ml a guess ;tliat that is news to about '97.-I per •cent of Americans—the other 2.C lifting • government employes who listen as -part of their job, and Communists and "friends who listen to be convinced of what they already believe. Otherwise, we fear that Radio Mos"cow is humping up against an iron ; curtain over here. H't not that Amcr- • icans mean to be discourteous. The ex- rplorled serfs of a decadent, amperial- listic" government would just rather listen to Bob Hope and Fibbe- McGee. If we did happen to hear one of the Soviet broadcasts, however, we fear , that we would either be unimpressed .or unbelieving. For we certainly would be told that the American government is undemocratic, expansionist: and re• actionary. The Russian government would certainly bo pictured as a spotless, misunderstood champion of democracy and freedom. Perhaps it's narrow-minded of us, but we would be inclined to say, "Nuts." By the same token, we're pretty snree that our State Department's "Voice of America" broadcasts don't have many listeners. The Soviet Union has less than one -radio rereivcr for every 1000 people. Those who do hear the 'broadcasts probably say. "Nuts," too. If they don't there's always Ilya Ehrenburg to review the broadcasts in Pravada and say it for them. All this is too bad. lint in the present State of affairs it can't be helped. It isn't entirely a matter of truth or untruth. Official American and Russian opinion can differ so widely and sincerely on the same issue as to give the impression of falsehood on the other side.. It is pcrfcctually natural, then, for the average American to sprinkle salt sampling it—if indeed he ever gets heavily on any Russian broadcast before close enough to sample. Ard the average Russian is bound to -inproach ;ui American broadcast with skepticism and. suspicion. In a society as insulated as his, where thought is so severely directed and doubt so thoroughly it could 11 tobe otherwise. So it seems that as far as broadcasts to Russia are concerned, all the current grief over the possible end of the Stale Department broadcasts is so much wasted weeping. However carefully and objectively the scripts were prepared,'there isn't much chance that any Russians have beeri weaned away from the official Soviet line. And little Ifood it would have done them or us if One Ililm; seems certain: V/hen the present Federal program for supportim; the price of farm products expires at the end or 194B, .some oilier agricultural slabllratlon legislation will dike its place. To talk about other possibilities appears as academic as to expect completely tarifless foreign trade or wage rates liising and [ailing In a "free 1 ' labor market Furthermore, because the farmer cannot adjust his production quickly to fluctuations in ilemantl, and because lie is so utterly essential, the American people arc unlikely lo loss him overbmrci U> sink or swim. The question Is. therefore, not whether there will be 11 new program, but what kind. The old approach seems to nave worn itself out in the public's opinion. There is widespread dissatisfaction among farmers themselves, not over Hie fact of Government support, but the manner. During the early years of the depression incentives io cut production made some sense. Demand had fallen sharply. Tlu price bottom dropped out. Farmers tried to sell more—hence produced more—to keep atloat. That glutted thfi market, prices fell even lower, and the farmers' pliyhl was sari. The farmers feel they have had Just as imicli justification in asking and Belting some help tti maintaining :v "parity" between the price of their products and the cost of the. foods they inur L buy as lubor has liud in demanding wa'jes whii.h lake account of the cost ot living. With the Nation and the world at war It was doubtless necessary la imdenvrtte ji>a\'imum toott production and lo protect 111? farmer lor a couple ot harvests against a ^nmu'Ucjus drop ill demand. All of these needs and efforls lo meet them are understandable in their several contexts. Yet, in practice Hie rcemedies have been ollen proved csreiiiously clumsy. There hus been same- thing about, payment for crops not grown, killing pi[-s that arc not eaten, subsidizing more cotton than can be sold, and buying potatoes lo be clumped oul in the weather lhat deeply ol- fends the KcnsibUiticcs of even so prodigal a people as Americans. is \vhy Secretary of AericuHnrc Anderson's outline for a new approach is likely to yet a .sympathetic linnring. He would stabilize consumer demand for farm proc'ucts., instead oE regulating supply and supporting prices. In limes of depression al home he would bolster the buying power of inadequate incomes by ex- slensivc use of the food stamp system. He would undertake agreements providing for sale of surpluses abroad at cut prices to needy countries. Obviously, many dilficnlties of administration stand between the ideal ami the practical execution. But in just venturing to walk around Ihe farm problem and lo look at it \vilh some imagination from Ihe other side. Mr Anderson lias made a contribution of some prcportions. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Meddling Brings More Messes Than Houses for the Homeless The DOCTOR SAYS By WILLIAM A. O'BKIKN. M. !). Written for NKA Service Draft board reports of rejections for military service are of ton incorrectly used to show the poor quality of the lint ion's medical service. Many of the defects which prevented men from entering the armed forces did not interfere with civilian activities. College students •# Hy IWKUKKICK C. O'HIMAN (United I'ross Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. May fi.- -There used to be a big-time vaudeville act in which a dozen frisky terriers in overalls tried to build a house. Twice a day for years on the old orplicum Circuit these pups spilled bricks, splashed mortar, smashed planks and smeared trainer with paint. I hale to say il lo (he hoiin.i/ess, ma I'm beginning lo wonder whether our federal housing experts haven't been taking lessions from Ihe four legged brick-layers. Everybody, seems like, is a housing expert who disagrees with every otli- had a number of eye defects than ;,,. px p cr i. They keep bumping into those who (lid not attend college, cllch ot!lcr an( i dropping things, but their visual difficulty (ltd not | T |,t s mn k cs m ore messes than hous- interferc with their civilian oc- | cs nncl if you think I'm trying lo eupations. All defects in hearing are not (lie result of neglected car infections in childhood. Many of them follow degeneration of Ihe auditory nerve or hardening of (he write an etiilorial, read on: Housing Expediter Frank Creedon hn.s the figures to prove that the slump in house building is not as bad as the opposition claims. Chair- JiMin Jesse p. Wolcott of the House small bones in the ear. which can- ( u an king Committee has oilier U.S. May Take Heavy Loss on $500 Million Loan Morgenthau Made To Bolster Far East Ally BARBS BV HAL COCIIRAN A manufacturer announced a cut in (he cost of Ixiby buggies. Eventual!}- only tJie baby will be taken for a r iile. » * » Flu tip (o youngsters: Give the spoon I hat .serves good medicine a good licking. * * * Failure- of race fans to cash winning tickets netted Ne\v York Stales over a million dollius in .seven years. Too bncl or tno Jiorscs, but that ain't hay. * » * A judtjc snys habitual traffic law violators should hnvc their heads eximintcd To determine the influence of mind over motor, no doubt. * * * The honeymoon is over when ho starts correcting her age in public. NEA Washington Cor respondent ' HY J'JGTKK KlftSOX WASHINGTON, May C. fNEA)-- Somermc inav soon have an awful lot of explaining to do on wartime financing. Background of the iiue-cr, $500 million "loan" which former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Mor- gcnthnu. -Jr.. negotiated with China's T. V. Soong back in 1942 recenUy tin;? into by this correspondent. Though the u'.ir has been over nearly two years, nothing has 1 yet been done to work out a settlement for this half-billion dollars which was almost entirely wasted in futile juggling of Chinese finances. •Now another of the Morgenlh'iu policies is being exhumed. It is the handling of occupatoion currency—th<? paper money xvhich was printed for use in enemy coimlrias after they were invaded and con- quereti. Army finance officers dici the actual disbursing of this currency and are responsible for its accounting. But the top policy was worked out by Treasury experts. International law provides that any governing mil horny has Ihe lower to issue currency. Shortly after the American forces invaded North Africa in 1G42, the Treasury announced its plans for using i>rinting press money in the invaded countries. To all outward pearancc!.-;. there was no security to back up this currency. OFFICIALS WON'T TAUv "Reporters queried Mongenthau about it at press conferences, b'lt he assured them that, everything was under control, that it would all turn out right in the end. The theory \v:i.s that the occupied, enemy countries would have to redeem all this occupation cur- renoy in the end, so the American taxpayers wouldn't lose a cent, In fact, tlio argument .was made that : this \vas really one way to reduce the cost of war and make enemy countries p^y for it. Today Chat isn't so clear. State, Treasury, War Department and Bureau of the Budget officials aren't ready, can't or don't to talk about It. Army finance officers have nothing to say either. However, the War [;e;:artment is now preparing a detailed report on its financial operations .ftbroad, for submission io Congress: But the report won't be ready For several months, till audits are completed, Today there seem to be only the most general notions ot" how much of each kind of currency was issued, and what happened to it. 'For one thing, b^'es and boxes of this msiToncy were turned over to the British. They used it to pay troops and pay bills, just did. Nobody ever bothered about how it would be redeemed. Then lust month the British War OUice had to ask Parliament for direct appropriation. of 20 million pounds sterling—roughly S80 million—In cover losses of the Bi'itii'.i military gen eminent in handling this ion currency. It was this action which first centered attention on the possibility ot similar losses to the American taxpayers. GIVES RUSSIANS MONEY PI.ATKS The British admitted opi-nlywhal had happened. They paid their troops in Germany in occupation marks. The soldiers bought ciga- rets. toot), nick-nacks at thoir canteens. These were sold mans at black market tish soldiers then exchanged their send marks for British money to home. The same thing happened in the American zone, hut on a big! scale. Principal reason is that instead of turning over to the Russians similar bales and boxes of occupation currency and keeping track of it, American authorities gave the Russian military government duplicates of the original copper currency plates. War Department officials say this was not their decision. The assumption is that it was a Treasury- approved policy, though it \vil probably he impossible to fix re- sponsobility. Anyway, the Russians ran their own printing presses •How much of this occupation cur rency they turned out is unknown •All American attempts to secure an ; accounting have met with failure.! It is known Lhat Russian soldiers ! used Russian-printed marks to b:iy U. S. watches, ciparcts. -soap, and candy from our troops, who then redeemed the marks for dollars. No one in Washington will today Eiive. any official estimate of what American losses from these funny money and black market transactions might b— They have unofficially been put as high as S5UO million. A more probable Figure is S2CD million. That is the present approximate total of U. S. holdings of German marks, Austrian schillings ,and Japanese yen. Eventually, military government officials hope they can reduce these holdings through normal trade anil foreign exchange transactions. If it does work out "that way. U. S. taxpayers' losses may be fairly light. It" may take two years to know \ financing.) not be prevented or cured at the present time. Missing teeth result from dental neglect in childhood, It has been demonstrated that, if teeth are cai'Wl for when cavities arc small there is much less chance of losing them. Most persons rejected for henrt disease had rheumatic fever vhen they were young, but no •crtain prevent at ive measures for streptococcal infections are known". Most eases of high blood pressure were young men who came roiu broken homes, which is a social-economic problem and cnn- nofc be charged against medical service. The large number of men who were deformed as a result of farm njuries brought out the dangerous nature of farm work, but this is a problem in accident prevention. Physical disorders which could iave been corrected by an opera- th'n were not done because of jg- nornnce or indifference. NOT ALWAYS MEDICAL When the causes for rejection from military service are analyzed, a variety of factors is found to be responsible. Some problems are medical while others stem from faulty heredity, poor environment, social and economic problems, ignorance, indifference or antagonism to medical service. To assume that nil these problems could have been solved by better medical care is asking the impossible. * * « QUESTION: What cream or lotion can I use Cor wrinkles On my face? ANSWER: Wrinkling of the skin results Iron) loss of elasticity of the skin or thinning of the fat layer underneath. Some people wrinkle their faces because of eyestrain or worry. I do not kno-.v of any preparation to cure skin wrinkles which result from aging. gures to prove that fantastically high prices have brought construction to a standstill Tile House of Representatives has passed a bill which \voulfi close the office of Expedilor Crcecion oil midnight, June 30. The Senate is toying with another bill which on the snme date would liiind to Expediter Creedon the job of controlling rents until next Feb. 21). The expediter (the one before Creedon) spent, millions whooping up the production of building materials. He'd give a bonus to the brick maker, for instance, who increased his production above normal. Tight little houses went up nil over 1 the country. Some were good, some indifferent, and some so bad they're likely to the next high wind. The boys who build hnndrifc of the latter arc likely to lose tfieii- shirts. They built without consulting the FHA, u'hich has Building regulations for houses on which it insures mortgages. It is refusing to touch the 510,000 bungalows with the sagging roofs and the wading pools in their basements. The representatives' new bill would toss out the regulations holding floor space of ne\v houses to 1.5CO square feet and bath rooms to one. The idea of the limitations was to spread out the btiildine material by eliminating mansions, it says here in the oflicml handouts- So I got to talking to a big-shot government housing man and that's when I remembered the mixed-up dogs in vaudeville, rd use his name, except that I'm sure he'd deny the next few paragraphs. He'cE eiuier deny them or get firen, because he said the restrictions didn't mean much, except iisycholugically. Ninety per cent of all housing applications, lie said, are for four or five roomers using 1.400 square feet, or less. None of the 3U Per cent wanted more than one bath. "So the use of extra •materials in larger houses on the vvholojAoulcl have meant very littie." mjP'jnan ... , said. "We put in the regulations for Mrs. A. B Bmdursky of Lcpanto. the psvchological effect." was elected president of the 15 Years Ago hi Blytheville — to the Gcr-1 the answer. prices. Bri-S (NEXT: More frenzied IN HOLLYWOOD »••*•••»»•»»»»••• SO THEY SAY Prices and profits arc up. The cost of living is up. Consumers were paying lo per cent more In I-'ebruary Ifi47 thnn they were in June 1040.— Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney (D) ot Wyoming. * • • Today the ixnver In collective bargaining Is all on the sitte of labor unions, except perhaps in (lie case of the largest corporations.—iien. Roln-tt A. Taft (R) of Ohio. • * * I wonder whether any honest opponent of peacetime training has any clear conception ol the difference between tram^d av.d untrained men on Ihe battlefield.—General Eisenhower. • * • It can safely be assumed that if the war begins outside of the United Nations framework it will be almost impossible to establish Ihe real aggressor-.—Rear Adin. Ellis M? Xachnrias, retired, former deputy chief o( Navnl Intelligence, » » • An Increase in wages now will )u^ peg pilcees permanently higher.—Sen. Robert A. Tail (R.) of Ohio. BY EKSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Corrcspciiitlrnl 'HOLLYWOOD. IKEA i EXCLU- VELY YOUliS: Very quietly Oron Welles has placed under ):er- onal contract the French actress, Sarbara Laape. Orson had her landing by. we hear, duriiu; film- of "The Lady From Shanghai" —just in case Rita Hayworth had valked out on him. * • • Hiehnrri Ney just turned flown a Hnnuhvav play offer licmlinj; his rcToiieilialinn \vitli Grrt'r Garson. . . . Glenn Ford and Eleanor PoucU arc rnoliini; up a deal lo ilo a movir to^elluT. . . . .l:\cfc l.aKue would like to ito the film biography of Valentino. Bctte Davis' first movie, atfi she bus her baby, will be "Africat Queen," story of [he Co:ii;o aftoi World War T. The queen is a riv crboat. not Kelte. . . . Doug Pair banks. Jr.'s two leading ladie. c ^laria 'Montez and Paule Croset are feuding, bill delieiously. on lh set of "The Exile." LARA1NE AND WAR Now that Larnlne Oay is back i the headlines, here's a story al>ou her agent we had never heard be lore. His name is Marty Mnrtyn. For almost six years Marly de voted practically 24 hours a trying to further the career of raiuc. He started when she Just nnnlhrr nctrros at M-G-M an Mervyn L»?Rooy turned around iv is chair, looked at Marty and s.Vir imply; "Tell inc. Marty, is that good for ,arainc Day?" * * Talking alxint a certain Holly- rood character who got married Ed Gardner said: "He didn't know vhat lie was doini:. She caught when hp- was cold sober." . . . y Loo, blonde thrush al the Borage, will make her film debut n "Midnight Serenade." FIIOWMNG ON LOVE The censors nfe frowning on t.hose love scenes between Knsart lay ward and Bob Cummin p.s in 'Lost Moment." . . . Lou Busch McKENNEY ON BRIDGE False-Cards Own Partner for a Win BV IVILLHM E. McKF.NNEY America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service Few of us love the bridge player who just comes to the party lor tile ride and between bites of chocolate cake reaches in and Plays • euro. It is true that bridge is ; ' social game, used by millions of people as nn excuse tor getting together. If they have a p;ood time. Hint is all that is necessary. Hut. he who wants to be a reall> rood player must learn never to is writing n Bronrtway musical to make a play shir 1m wife. Janet Blair. . . .| Curing a' of hands with Edward J. Mori o'f Pittsburgh, he Ark.. F'ifth District 'American Legion Auxiliary, in the annual conference held here today. j Willie A. I/awson, county, school superintendent and Miss' Winnie Virgil Turner, county supervisor, attended a meeting of the Whitton Parent Teachers Association last night. There were 100 claim that while a bid over a dou- t>le docs not show strength, the best way to show a weak hand is' lo pass. On the opening lead declarer played the ten of diamonds from dummy, and if South had automatically played the jack, he would not have defeated the contract. 'Mori said he felt that his partner. North, (iid not have any clubs. There were five clubs in dummy, and West's plunge to four spades indicated that he probably helct the club ace. Therefore, Mori reasoned that if he won the first trick with the jack of diamonds and lert a club, his partner wouirt rnff and in all likelihood would return another diamond. So he false-carded. He won with the ace of diamonds and led the queen of clubs, which North ruffed This left me goggle-eyed and caused me to choke on my chewing gum- He said he meant that the government believed the rules against bis houses would look good to the builders of littie ones. The representatives disagreed with that; whnt the Senate iviii decide no senator no w will predict. I'm afraid I'm still a little confused, like those canine carpenters at Keith's Orpheuin. present. ,Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Mess niolor?:! to St. Louis today where they will spend the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. J. Louis Cherry left today lor Paris, Ark., to spend Muther's Day. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Shane attended a meeting of the Bar Association in Hot "Springs. North now believed that West held the king and jack of diamonds, because of Smith's play of tic ace on the firsi trick, so the ;£!>' other play that North could make was a heart. Mori won this with the ace. led back another club, wh^jj North ruffed—and feated. the contract!-was de- Mae West win s« to t.otuk>n for : stage version of "Dictmoiui Lil." Olivia ilo Ilavillancl is rilanniN-j io make only one pirturo a year now. But she may arcept one of ; four l)ig offers lo do n radio se- I rios. . i . .(nan C'rawford will s" io New York for (he premiere of "Possessed" In Juno. • . « Promised but not hopeti for: Wallace Beery dancing a lirumba for "Alias a Gentleman." Me- Ihlnk.s (I will be alias a rlinmbnt • brought today's hand of hi? ] iiorkct. You may not approve of the | bidding, but that wa s the way it ' Huge Star The star Bctelgcuse appears to fought for, her nil tlie way lo'siar- us «s being no larger than many dom. Marty never mel a' producer'other stars, but if it were as near or a director without immediately to us as the s«n. it would cover talking about l.araiue. selling her the entire sky. for this role or that role. : One day Marty rushed into Die Licenses are required to mami- cxfculivc'dinlnz'ronm nl M-G^TvI lactnro any nrltclr containing one- with big news he had just heart).' twentieth of otic per rent uranium I occurred. Russia," he announced lo the or thorium or any combination of Mori » A 7 » A K J 5 A Q J 10 7 2 Rubber—N-S vul. N Snulli \Ycst Norlh East I A Double J'oss J N.T. Pass •! f> P.TSS Pass Opening—* 3 * Committee Chairman roomful of executives, "has just de-ltho two under the Atomic Energy clavcd war on Japan.'' I Control Act. With North's holding, some players feel that they must bid ovei Ihe double to show weakness. HOIUZOXTAL 1,8 Pictured U.S. representative 13 Surfeited 14 Exaggerate, 15 Exist 16 Continent 18 Dawn goddess 19 Craggy hill ,.20Beleogncr- menls 21 Parson bird 22 East Indies (ah.) 23 Registered, nurse (ab.) 2-1 Contumelj' 28 Rhythmical beating 31 Lawful 32 Hawaiian pepper 33 Meager 35 Pasteboards 38 Symbol for (antalum 39 Eye (Scot.) 40 Brazilian macaw , 42 Talking bird •ISKast (Fr.) 49 Nisi priit3 coses (ab.) 50 Kleet 51 River (Sp.) 52 Abhor 54 He is chairman of the House a flairs > committee- 56 Heavenly bodies 57 Sui'Rical saws VERTICAL 1 Containers 2 ICpic 3 One who mimics •} Right line (ob.) fi !>rogs f> Toiletry case 7 VViihci'cd 8 Nights before 28 Moccasin 9 An (Scot.) 10 Waste aUowonce I \ Aromas 12 Noselito M Oi»n (poel.) 17Ginnl king of 3 Bashon 25 Harem room 20 Spwd 27 Sci,,c- 2S)Grn])c-lik,; 30 Gibbon 31 Fi, >or covering 3G Oclineatc •I I Rec.ntlcrf proceedings •12 Go by •13 Skill •1-! 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