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PAGE BE* BLYTHEVTT.LE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLJE COURIER NEWS nc OOURXIB tmn oo. B. W BAIMB. JA D •ait National AdnrtMnc Wrtawe Ov. Ntw Torfc. <**»«o, AfUraoo* boot Sunda? d din cutter U the port- gate* «t Blytbtrill*,, ArfcuuM, under «ct el Can- etee*. October t, U» Uembet o« Tttt tMoOtua Prt» —~SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •* «rrt« ID the dtT at BlTUwnile at tn* •uburttn town wbej» cerrtei terrto* I* J>»1» Uined 30c pet week, 01 «5c pel month Bf m«a wlthlr • r«dlu» o» 60 mlle» M.OO pet mi $300 lor «lx month* $1.00 lot thrw moothi: IB m»u out/.dc 60 mile tone $10.00 per jtu ptyabl* to ndvanot thinking. However much ht may disagree with individual members, hit is certainly awar« that the Centres*, as an institution, is the dignified equal of his own office. That is why his frequent fits of scolding seem so oddly unrealistic and out of character. Whence All But Htm Had Fled Meditations And lev* »iuwerini »»irt Hnte him, Suffer It to W M now: (or thni It beeometh ni to fulfill ill rifhteouento. Then he mffered him.— M»lihew Think not the good, The gentle deeds of mercy thou h»s done, •hall die forgotten ill; the poor, the prisoner, The fatherless, the friendless, and the widow, Who dally owe the bounty of thy hand. 8h«ll cry to Heaven, and pull a blessing on thee.— Nicholas Howe. Barbs Nerve »pec.l»Hsts, not detectives, are needed to end crime waves, says a professor. Well-lhe bandiU have a lot of nerve. • • * Reeeni eventa Indicate that Ruwia f<iund the Mid war a hot potato. • * • A hammer, 30 years old, worn by thousands ot blows, wai found recently. We wonder If the owner finally got that picture hung where his wile wanted It. Truman's Threats to Spank Congress Get Him Nowhere Mr. Truman is Hie first President aince Warren G. Harding to graduate to r the White House from Congress. And no President since Harding lias been more familiar with the operations and ''f traditions of that legislative body. Yet -• it sometimes seems that this familiarity breeds, if not contempt, at least a dis- .;•''•; regard for the pride and sensitivity of the lawmakers. This Congress, or any Congress, is „; .highly conscious of its prestige and dignity. Its members have their differences. But, like many quarrelsome families, they will unite to defend themselves •gainst any attack from the outside. Yet Mr. Truman seems to take periodic delight in rubbing his former colleagues the wrong way. He has cast aspersions at the Republican 80th Congress and the Democratic 81st. He has •tuck pins into the thin skins of individual members. He lias demanded that Congress think and act as he bids, on pain of loss of patronage. And now, unless the national commander of the American Veterans Committee has deliberately misquoted him—which seems most unlikely—Mr. Truman hag obliquely invited Virginians to oust their senior senator with the remark that there are too many Byrds in Congress. This is surprising for two reasons. One is that Mr. Truman surely knows the hazards of trying to purge a rebellious Congress of its disobedient members. Mr. Roosevelt tried it at tlie height of his extravagant popularity, and failed. Purge attempts are not only considered an affront by the targets and many of their associates. They also are usually resented by the voters who send the potential purgees to Congress. The second reason is that Mr. Tru• man has seen that more congressmen are captured with sugar than with vinegar. The President has tried toughness with this Congress, and he has also tried a little cajolery. The soft approach lias produced more harmony and more accomplishment. Somehow Mr. Truman just doesn't seem to be the tougli type. He is appar- ..-'«ntly a down-to-earth, agreeable man whom his former colleagues on Capitol Hill instinctively want to like. He would - probably come much closer to achieving his goals by cashing in on this asset than by being the cold and disapproving task- is master. . § President Truman accomplished the seemingly impossible last fall by winning the voters who seemed so surely committed to another candidate.,He did it partly by excoriating the last Congress and promising better things from the next one. , Now, to fulfill his promise, he must wim Ut* prtacnt Congress to his way ot VIEWS OF OTHERS Sen. Byrd's Grim Jeremiad Headlines erupted recently with suditen plea for a slash In federal spending and tax demand*. It came from the President's Council of Economic Advisers, for once In apprehensive harmony. Tlielr tocsin was echoed by members of Congress, Democrats «s well as Republicans. This unexpected blast—from Mr. Tiunnn's own economist*— was probably sparked by Senator Byrd'j masterly exposition of the government's fiscal hazards, delivered to the Senate on May 6. Perhaps Congress has never listened to a more acute, better Informed and more logical analysis of federal lax trends ajad budget ballooning. For years Mr. Byrd has been Ihe Senate's closest student of federal finances and Ihe government'* crazy-quilt economy. He his long headed the Special Joint Committee on Reduction ol Non- Essentlal federal Expenditures, the only Democrat to retain a chairman's post during the GOP Eightieth Congress. The Virginian pointed a nnger or warning at (he toboggan of government finances straight into deficit spending, at a time when the nation Is enjoying almost unprecedented prosperity. If this nation cannot maintain its government on a pay- as-you-go basis now, we never shall. Eventually tlw public,will lose Us abject confidence in the bollomless capacity of our resources. Piling debt will topple upon the economy with a gigantic crash. This Is not scaie-mongerliig. Perhaps Senator Byrd has become like a latter-day Cato In Washington, constantly demanding an end to the spending orgy of government entrepreneurs. But even Calo was finally believed. Mr. Byrd's speech gave chapter and verse of the fiscal Inferno toward which Uncle Sam Is directly headed In a basket of socio-political conceits. We shall end this fiscal year, June 30, with a deficit of about 1800,000,000. For the next fiscal year. Senator Byrd predicts a deficit of »3,400,000.000. And that Is based on continuation of the present high level of prosperity. Unless stern measures of retrenchment are taken and a block thrown by Congress against new tax-grabbing programs of the administration, Sen. Byrd forcasts fiscal crisis for Washing government by 1951. Business will be In recession or "disinflation" this year, probably next. Any addition of major taxes will seriously harass a slimming economy, perhaps shunt It into a major decline. Congress, if It accepts the present White House budget, will legislate the government Into the red; If it accepts all the nostrums Mr. Truman has asked, such as socialized medicine, and aid to education, we plunge Into deficit financing again on a tremendous scale. In times such «s these, if Washington deliberately hangs further debt upon the 1252,000,000,000 we are already In hock, it Is unlikely we shall ever again achieve a balanced budget. Our credit will be wrecked and our economy bunkered. This precisely in what communist Russia has been waiting for and expecting. The only sound method to stave off collapse of Ihe federal financial structure Is to cut governmental costs. That Is the red flag before the political bull. Seventeen years of prolific money tossing has bred a strange conviction federal resources arc endless in America. Almost every nation came to destruction or political shambles because of grinding tax burdens. The war has been over five years, but Senator Byrd declared every day 300 new employes arc added to the federal pay roster. Today we have more than 2,000,000 federal workers, compared to 1,000,000 nine years ago. Why? Mr. Byrd says no one can explain. Including state and local public employes, one out of every nine Americans Is on a government pay roll. Senator Byrd offered concrete recommenda- Brazilian's Washington Visit Has Meaning for 'New World' Th« DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin r. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service A child born with a deformed in- ardly twisted loot, IB said to have "club foot." The exact cause of ils condition is not known. It is lossible that the club foot Is merely he result of an abnormal position f the foot Inside the womb of the mother. This is one theory. In some cases the club foot may caused by » failure to develop roperly before birth. i'his may e because something inherited dl- ectly Horn the parents, but no one nows certainly. The tendency toward club foot mong children is greater in some amllies than In others, olrter moth- is have more chance ol bearing child with a club foot than do 'oung mothers. Also, mothers who iave had one child with a club foot are more likely to hav» children X3i'n later with a similar Deformity. In recent years it has been discovered that mothers who have had German measles during the first three By DeWIU M«cK«Bll« AP Foreign Aff»lr« Anmljr«| This visit of amity by Br»zill»» President Surlco Dutr» to the | ed States Is a happy burst of 1 shine through the international | storm clouds. H is symbolic of i great friend- I ship which cannot be too asslduoui- ly guaded In these days when th« 1 nations of the Western Hemisphere j must stand together for the common good. President Dutra's slay with u» got away to a fine start when official Washington, aware that he was arriving on his sixty-fourth birthday, staged a surprise party— | cake and all—with President Truman as genial host. It was the sort | of thing which captures the fancy of Americans, and sets them to I humming "happy birthday to you," So we are glad to see General Du- | tra. Duln Address** I.awmaken In an address before a joint se«- slon of the Senate and House, tht general referred to relations between Brazil and America "as • rai* example ot fraternal association of I two peoples which has prevailed il over a period of more than 120 :| leiuiuu mcitaico uuiiiig me iii^t '— • • — hree months of pregnancy have V™rs." He spoke of President Trun Increased chance of bearing chil- mnan s vl * l to Rio dc Janeiro in PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Long Fight Over Peacetime Censorship Poses Query: What is Military Secret? By Peter Edson NEA W»shlnjtion Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA1— Pull dress Investigation by the House Armed Services Committee now hangs over the head of anyone in the national military establlsh- cent incidents which It is claimed point to the need for still greater security regulation. The fight between the Navy and Air Force over strategic bombing roles, the 70-Group Air Force, budget allocations and the super-air- ment who leaks a military secret craft carrier is an example of "de- or gives to the press a smear attack against a sister service. This is the latest twist in the past year's battle over peacetime censorship. Chairman Carl Vlnson of the House Armed Services Committee is responsible for this latest gimmick. He made a statement that his committee would not tolerate continuance of depreciating the activities of one armed service by another, and . jepordizing the national defense. Defense Secretary Lewis Johnson has marie this statement an order to the entire national defense set-up. The battle over what Is a military secret has been going on for some time. Defense Secretary James V Forrestal in January 1948 asked t committee of news executives to help him set up a system of peacetime voluntary censorship. It hasn't been effective. A month later Forrestal ordrrnc top officials in the military cstab- dren with some deformity, such as a club foot. Just why this happens is still unknown. Usually Smaller The deformed foot, especially the heel, is usually smaller than the normal foot. Frequently the foot is so twisted that all of the weight Is carried either on the ball of the foot or even on what would normally be the top of the foot. The tendons and bones of the foot are therefore twisted. If a club root remain untreated the condition tends to become worse, largely because of the increased pressure from abnormal weight- bearing. Treatment should be begun early and continued for a long time, since there is danger of recurrence. Manipulation by hand is often helpful. Bandaging can be used early. Casts and a number of different kinds of operations are employed. Just what should be done for a particular child with a club foot depends largely on how severe the deformity is, age of the child, and what previous treatment he has had. erations, was quoted as having said. 'How can I comment. Look at Directive No. 1." The Navy now denies Admiral Denfeld said that. It is pointed out that as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Denfeld cannot comment on its de- 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. predating sister services." First stories that a U.S. Jet plane had broken the speed of sound, that the B-36 was capable of bombing from such altitudes that it was free from fighter attack, and that 70 targets in Russia had been picked for bombing in case of war, are examples of secret "leaks. 11 In mid-April the new National Defense Director of Information William Frye issued his "Directive No. 1." This has been generally Interpreted 'as putting a muzzle on free speech by all members of the armed forces. Actually, all It did was set up a unified Review Section for Army, Navy end Air Force to fit a unified Office of Information. Directive No. 1 • picket! up some language from Army and Air Force regulations- which most people had forgotten about. It required prior review for "security, policy and propriety" of all information lishment to clear all public state- I nature for public clisse ttllU J)L U- :\ of any imitation. ci.sions. Furthermore, Information !•' Director Frye says he has no authority to give directives to an admiral. But some time soon Mr. Frye's office will have to Issue regulations clarifying what military personnel can tell the public and what they can't. Otherwise there will be considerable tangling with the press, radio and picture services and with tinirman Vinson's Armed Services Committee, A tough peacetime censorship policy does not seem to be in the picture. Bill Frye was a war correspondent himself. He was also first president and one of the founders or the first Pentagon Correspondents Association, It was formed to fight for release of more information. During the war Frye was constant headache to the brass anc braid who refused to give him the news he wanted. Frye s ays that any idea he is now bureaucratically trying to im- 1947 for the signing of the historic Inter-American defense pact, and said it was a memorable event in | the friendship of the two na "In the International fleld> clarcd the general, "this friendship, through its practical manifestations and by virtue of its example, Is the ' greatest guarantee of good under- I standing and comprehension among the other sister nations In this I hemisphere." Dutra said the Inter-American | defense pact "established the recip- i rocity of the American republics In I common bond against aggression." That Is true—at least on paper- but he might have added that such an agreement to be effective must, be supported by constant cultivation of friendship and study ot ways and means to strengthen the ' association. Musi Cultivate Friendship The visit of General Dutra to the United States is of course an excellent illustration of how friend* ships can be cultivated. And natu-- rally It Is pleasing to see the twn largest countries of the hemisphere moving in such close harmony. As a matter of fact our friend Brazil Is bigger than continental United States, although the South American country's population,^ la only 47,500,000. Furthermoer '^fail's natural resources are enormous. . . : However, we mustn't overlook .that there are 19 other republics be- : longing to the hemisphere pact. That declaration ol friendship* QUESTION: What can be done stop a smoker's desire for tobacco? ANSWER: There seems to be ( nothing which Is generally recom- S shouldn't be allowed to lie 'fallow ! mended in the way of chemical or [ too long lest it lose its fertility. drug to aid the smoker In stopping. The use of will power is about all that can be suggested. The shells of peanuts, which may be burned as fuel, produce a fer- iliz?r, a. cork substitute, and a ubstance valuable in fire-exting- ishing mixture. ments on controversial subjects through hEs office. Just before For- re.stal resigned, he set up the unified Office of Public Information (61 all three services. And he ordpr- ed that aU information on new weapons must be rcalcscd only through his office. These orders were issued with prior approval from Secretary Johnson, and are still in effect. ahhlrs and I,rnks Have Ofcurrtrt ut there have been several re- N HOLLYWOOD I lions through which he »ss«rts »4,0<>0,000,000 can be slashed (rom the new federal budget. He would cut out $1.000,000,000 by Ignoring or "postponing" non-essential legislnllve proposals ol the White House. Another t500.000.000, he estimates, could fce lopped olt by abandoning non-essenllal legislative schemes already authorized by Congress. He says the federal pay roll can t* cut with * saving of »1.000,000,000. Plain economy In appropriations and efficient administration could, he Is sure, lake another $500.000.000 oil the budget. And effective unification ol the armed services would knock SI,000.000.000 trom annual (cetera! costs. Herbert Hoover's commission put the unification savings In the military «l »1.500,000.000. These are nol wild gestures at economy. Mr. Byrd lias studied each ol these categories closely. He knows what he talks about. But it the apathy ol the public, bemused by high pay checks which do not represent nearly what then figures imply, shrugs away a demand for federal retrenchment, the eloquence o[ such men as Byrd or the advice 01 such men as Dr Noiirse and other economists will be wasted on Ihe four winds. Too many taxes will dry up the economy and rocketing debt will destroy the gov eminent. The prevalent drive of the "mooch-on Washington" bund means a smashed economy a wrecked government, unless the htndout parad Is stopped. —ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT. Many officers weren't sure, what was meant by "propriety." So until they found "out. they decided to clam up nnd say nothiliR. The result has been considerable clamour that penrriime censorship is here. Directive Cnnses Confusion First test case on Directive No. 1 cnmc when Secretary Johnson stopped construction on Ihe super- carrier. Asked for comment, Adm Lewis Denfeld, Chief of Navnl Op- pose iron-clad censorship just isn' so. He still insists that 90 per cen of the information now market "secret" and "confidential" is over classed. He says it could easily b released to the public with no ris lo security. He still hopes Hi policies will eventually be establish cd which will permit dc-classifica lion of much of tills material ant its publication whenever it Is no a real top war secret. HOLLYWOOD (NEA)— Adolphe njou. I guess, is the only actor ever starved on caviar and ampagne. He was IcHin? me about it on he Bandwagon" set. He and his father went broke m restaurant business in Clcve- id and Menjou went to New oik. to try acting, with a big sup- y of caviar, champagne, sardines, ichovlre. smoked salmon, smoked •slcrs and stuffed olives left over fim the restaurant. His money lasted three months In ew York and he was still joblr-v;. hat's when he began his canape xistence. "1 downed caviar with chanl- asne (or breakfast, sardines with liampagne for lunch, anchovies •ith champagne for dinner. On Iternate days I varied the menu jy swallowing stuffed olives for breakfast, smoked oysters for lunch and dipping olives into caviar for dinner." After a week. Menjou went to work as a lartn hand, later became a dim extra Bv Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent It the Ingrid Bergman film Roberto Rcsselllni Is sending to RKO for processing from Stromboll has a fishy aroma there's a reason. The daily rushes are carried on native fishins; boats that RO to Messina, on the Sicilian coast, with their dailv catch. An explanation, perhaps, of the champ before becoming Hollywood "Champion." . . . Preston Fester's guitar strumming and folk singing, always reserved for private parties, will be put on records for the commercial market. he does some free lance writing. Mrs. Ellison said (hat too many eople are inclined to open with forcing two-bid when they have strong hand. While a forcing two)id should only be made when you iave an absolute game in your own land, a bid of two no trump shows an exceptionally strong hand, but nol necessarily one that has game itself. Of course, that was all the information West needed to Jump to six no trump. In today's hand. There are several lines of play. You might try to set up the spade suit and then squeeze Cither East or West This line of play will work because on the fifth spade East will have to discard a club or a diamond. Mrs. Ellison, however, tried for the simple diamond finesse. She cashed the ace of clubs. Went over to the queen of clubs and led the jack of diamonds. East covered and on the fourth diamond East had to let go of a spdae or a club, which allowed Mrs. Ellison to make seven odd. It is well for the Americas to. remind themselves that they still; are the "new world." The known; resources of this hemisphere which still remain undeveloped are tremendous, who cat say that those resources don't exceed "the total for the rest of the world? Certainly if we stand together, one for all and all for one, ther» will come the time when the Amer- cas need have no fear of aggres- ion. Years In Ago Mrs. O. P. Mass received an electric sandwich toa.ster for high prize when Mrs. A. Conway entertained members of the midweek club and one guest Mrs. A. B. Fairlield ; Thursday at her home. Mrs. Fairfield received handkerchiefs for the guest prize. Miss Mildred Hancock of Hopkinsville, Ky., has arrived to spend a. week with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Minyard. Taken from the files ot 25 years ago. "J. W. Adams, Herman Qrg^r and Fred W. Shall were electeflW)' the board of education In the'Mi- nual election, Saturday". "Two tickets had been placed in the field with Adnms, E. F. Blomeyer and H. C. Martin making up one and Cross. Shatz and J. H. Smart the other" SO THEY SAY I know what It Is Lo look at the south en« o< i mule going north down * corn row all day long. —Rep. Dewey short IR1 of Missouri, declaring that he hu no anti-labor »ymp»thif». Qtiotr of the week: Director John Houston, who will hire n group of British actors fnr lilmine In Italy ol M-G-M's "Quo Vadts": "The scrint rails (or the lions lo ral Ihe actors hut It may be reversed when the Britishers hit Ihf arena. They're starving OTcr thrrr." Gary Orant has to lake a six- tract, month vacation from the cameras, alter completing "1 Was a Male War Bride," lo recover fully and regain weight lost during his yellow jaundice attack. Doctors also have ordered him lo remain on a M«>.ly restarted diet for from three to five years to avoid a recurrence of Ihe disease. fishy odor of almost everything emanating from the island of Slromboli. Asiile In Fortune Magazine: Thanks for Ihe quotes from here. * * * Harrv Niemeyer. a movie press agent (or many years, recently opened the Valley Book Store In Montrose. Calif. He reports that waiting on customers can be as wacky as writing publicity copy. A woman walked Into the s 1 section of the book store tlie other day and ?aid she wanted to buy vase. She inspected several anc then said: "No. I'm sorry. ThevVe all loo small. He wouldn't lit into any ol them." Harry gulped, turned pale ar satrt: 'HE"wouldn't fit! Who's HE •My St Bernard rtos,' 'the womai said sadly. "He died. I had hin denial ed and now I want to sav his ashes." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Ware's Good Use Of a Two-Bid By William E. McKcnney America's Card Authnriljr Written for NEA Service I just received a letter with an ilerestlug hand from Mrs. George Ellison, of New Martinsvillc. W. a. She is the daughter of Mrs. larv Flasher, a writer for the Co- imbus, O., Citizen. Mrs. Flasher Bird of Prey Discount those feudlnc ftorto- about Hoy Rogers and Republic new western star. Rex Allen. It \v.\ Roy who suggested that "Prex Herbert Yales sign Rex lo a con Even though "The Accused" was a big hit. Loiettrx Young Is relusing to play any more murderess roles. She even nixed a radio program In which she would South 2 N T Pass A54 « AK 109 * A K 7 5 Rubber—F.-W vul. \ North Pass 6N. T. Pass Opening— have played a killer. Airwaves Beckon Radio is paRtns Kirk Douses as a spoits i-ommcutalor on a weekly show. H« was a college wrestling wrote a book sometime ago entitle; ••You Too can Play Bridge," whtc has proven quite popular. Mrs Ellison Is following in he mother's footsteps. After attendln Ohio State University, Miami Un versitv and unlvera't; o; Mexc «lic started out, writing for weeklies She then went lo Scrippb-Howard Now thai she 1 ma.ried and hM a little daughter to t»ke c»rt of, HORIZONTAL 1,8 Depicted bird of prey 12 Fantasy 13 Steeple 14 Ampere (ab.) 15 Papal cape 17 Expire IB Symbol lor sodium 19 British dependency in Asia 20 Township (ab.) 21 Shield VERTICAL 1 Wading bird 2 Allegiance 3 Little demon 4 Symbol for calcium 5 Rounded protuberance « Unbleached 7 Approach 8 Horsepower (ab-) 9 Assist 10 Contort 11 Retains 13 Ocean 24 College cheers 16 Long meler 26 East (Fr.) 27 Poem 28 Musical note 29 Accomplish 30 Measure of area .'i! Comp«rstlve 32 Individual 33 Seine 35Concludei 3S Former Russian ruler 38 Egyptian tun S od 39 Heathen 44 "Old Dominion Stit*" (ib.) 4 5 Era «7 Steps over I fenc* 4t Perm.t 49 C»riva'n«trj 51 Breilhe 53 GoddeM ot discord 54 It s nuddenly on H» pr«jr <ab.) 22 Isle 53 Looks fixedly 24 Rat 25 Idolizes 32 Donkey 34 Inn 35 Expunge 37 Scolded 39 Greek letter 40 Near 41 Encircle with • flexible band , 42 On ihe ' sheltered sidj 43 Promontory ' 46 Assam t silkworm t 48Prevaricatt I 50 While S2Fiec*

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