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BLYTHEVtLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1949 TH1 BLVTHEVILLB COURIER NEW* TU OOORUW NEWS CO. H W HAIMC8, P-ablUher JAU*8 L. VERHOEFF Editor PAUL »• HUMAN, AdtertUlnt KaUonaJ Adrtrtlslni Representative*: Wlt»« Co, New York. Chicago, DeUott, Un-p" 1 * •nUred u §«coBd cU» mitt»r »t the post- «ttie* at BlyU>*ville, Arkansas, under met ol Con- October », 1»17. Member of The Alioclated Pru* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 87 carrier ID the city oi Blythevlll* or enj •uburbui town where carrlu service 1* maintained, 20c per week, or Kx per month Br mall, within a radius ol 50 miles M.OO 9*1 rear. ti.OO for sii months, *100 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations - And I heard »* H were the voice of a irtit muHltud*, an* a» the voice ot many wilen, and u the voice of might? thundering, uylnf, Alle- lul>: lor th« Laid God omnipotent relcnetb.— BeveUtlona 1B:S. • • • To Him rio high, no low, no great, no small; He fills, He bounds, connects and equals all! Barbs Folks 'do a lot of kicking about tax bills de»- plt« the (act that they're always on the up and upl • • • Vandals used a ft™ hose to del £2tH30 ihunu^e to a school In Columbus, O. To some khb, schools alvayi have been a washout'. * • • Scientists still debate the question, what Is coal! Isn't It that black stuff a janitor throws into the furnace lump by lump? 4 * * * The panhandler makes the best llvinj whose atory U most touching. It's parents who talk baby talk, says an 1111-.. noise doctor. Yeah—the kids just do it to humor the old folks. Lustron Going Into Red, But Deserves Fair Test »noth«r •nUrpri**, M th»t it it now Mllinr it« hotiM for $10,000 to $11,000 in»le»d of th« $7000 ori«in«)ly planned. It couldn't find sufficient Ubor fwt enough, »nd when it did get 1U men, it had to train them for entirely new jobs in a new industry. Worse, il» dealers couldn't jret adequate credit. They had to pay $0000 to obtain » Lustron house from the factory. That runs into big money quickly. Loans to finance dealers until sales are made have been slow in coming. Also dealers have their own labor problems with erection crews who are handling handicaps in local building codes or varying regional conditions. The credit and the labor problems possibly can be licked in time. But meanwhile Lustron is going deeper into the red every day. Should it be extended further government credit? With so much money and effort already tied up in the venture it seems wise to keep the company afloat at least a little longer to see if it can get to the break-even point. There seems to be an attitude in government thai, this is a prime test of the factory house idea, tf it is, let's make sure it's a good, thorough test that answers fairly the question wlmther the idea has any merit. Summer Activities For Boys Pay Dividends The Dud Cason Post of the American Legion reached approximately 200 boys in the Blytheville area with the post's summer activities, according to a recent report by E. N. Sluvley, commander of the post. The activities included participation by 33 boys in the Junior American Legion baseball program, which is operated on a district and state-wide basis, and the Kiddie Baseball League with churches in the area as co-sponsors. Nine kiddie league teams were formed and brought activity for 1(57 boys under 14. Five of the teams were organized by Blytheville churches, and the others by churches in Dell, Gosnell, Yar- brb and Luxora. Such activity costs the sponsors money, but the dividends in citizenship far outweigh the cost. Those who made the program possible are better citizens for having participated, and the boys will make better citizens for the future by reason of the opportunities which the program offered to them. Senator Flanders of Vermont told a reporter recently that "if Lustron fails, let us forever quit talking about mass- poduced houses." He was referring to the Lustron Corporation of Columbus, 0., the government-financed venture into produclion of factory-built homes. The Reconstruction Finance Corporation already has poured §34,000,000 into the company. This has not been enough, however, to launch the effort suniBssi'ully. Ltislron currently is (using $500,000 a month. It is starling to cut back out- from its present 27 hoi.i.scs a day wi.en it ueed.s to step it up to 35 or 40 to break even. In the next two or three months the RFC must decide whether to advance further funds to L.usUou in the hope Ibst keeping it going a little while longer may v\it it over the hump. This it> a matter of considerable importance to tile country. For years many critics of the housing industry have argued that the only way out oi the low- cost house problem is mass production on the automobile pattern. I.ustron's steel house with the enamel finish represents the most striking attempt to put houses on a factory basis. Considerable engineering and architectural skill seem to have been applied in its design. Its plant has been tooled for big-scale operations. Luslron claims, for example, that it could produce 100 houses a day if it had three shifts of men working. Yet the company has been mired in (rouble from the start. It encountered tht sam« high coals thai plagued many New Watchman VIEWS OF OTHERS Danger Signs in Germany CinMiaigning lor the coining elections which an to precede (.lie setting up of a west German republic suggests that the shape of things to come In Germany may be the shape of things that went before. Tilt character of the campaigning challenges western powers, and particularly the United States. to re-examine their policies toward tne German people on hand and German leadership on the othr. For It shows that political revival in Germany U outrunning political reeaucatlon. Extreme nationalism is singing Its old. old Lorelei song to the German masses. Just as alter World War I, so today German leaders arc refusing to accept the results of the military decision which Germany brought on itsclt. One political party in Germany is rclinbly reported as using R saber instead of a gavel at lla meetings. If there is an opera bouffe aspect to this ,H is not laughable. The extremists may not be dangerous in themselves, far they form the smaller political organizations. Bill Die demands they make in the name of patriotism are heard also from the largest parties. For example, the two major German parties are. both reported as promising an end lo the international controls over the. Ruhr industrial area. m«n-made Vesuvius of Europe. These promises cannot be kept—not now. But they should remind u* all, and forcefully, of the German tactics ol erosion against Allied controls and other conditions imposed in Germany after World War I. The fact must be laid at the door ot the western powers rathcr = "tHan the German people themselves. Tliere have, it is true, been inescapable reasons lor the policies which have brought us to thi» point. The division between Russian and the West meant that to deal with Germany wisely would be more difficult than anyone foresaw at w r ar's end. The swollen challenge has not been met. Let us admit that. The reappearance In bank- Ing and Industry ol the managerial caste that ran Germany under Hitler is noted on many sides. And it is Known tlvat In the equally important field of information very dangerous ele- menls are potsecl to assert themselves as soon as present Allied press controls are released. For example, a former Nazi who has been reluscd a publishing license by the military government is now heading a corporation planning to pynt nearly 10 newspapers. Today the western Allies face this question: Will they permit vast numbers of well-meaning but politically impotent German people to be caught »g»in in a conspiracy against Germany's future as a peaceful member of International society? The Occupation Statute under which the western pov.'ers will supervise the new German republic may have to be used with courage if this is to oe avoided. Ways must be found to convince the German people that "ex-" Nazis and other political lire-eaters among thm will be elleclivcly op;;.).s?d by the occupying powers, not tolerated or availed, as "*une of lliem nave been in the past. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Mcr/orify in Western Germany Approve Conservative Policies PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Commander of U.S. Military Advisory Group Blames the Chinese Generals Th« DOCTOR SAYS Bv Edwin r. Jordan, M.D. Written for NBA Servlrc Medical opinion U divided as to whether or not there Is a rapid decrease (n the functioning of the sex glands In men and If so at what age It occurs. Some authorities claim that while the activity of the male sex glands does slow up with advancing years, it Is too gradual to b« true change of life. Others bcllve that at least In some men a decrease In functioning of those glands may come faalrly rapidly and produce symptoms which justifies speaking of a male change of life. They belfeve th: men go through this period somewhat later than women do—usually between 45 and 55. Symptoms May Develop Many men do not have any symp toms at all which c&n be attributed to decreased functioning .of th sex glands. Some, however, describe distinct feeling of tension wit] sort of inward feollng of trcnib! ig. which Is made worse by ex [lenient or fatigue. Some men around 50 may be restless and complain of sleepln poorly, Numbness and tingling o he hnnds or feet may be resen t b claimed IVint the • lemory be comes poorer and the ability t concentrate impaired. A mild fee! ng of depression also seems to b common. Dizziness, palpitation of the hear cold hands and cold feet. sltal shortness of breath and sudde flushing of the face, neck and uppe part of the chest are also menlioi ed. Easy fatigiiahillty may be pre, ent waning of Ihe sexual power real or Imaginary, frequently causes men of this age to consult their physicians. Any of these symptoms may be the result of gradual rather than uddcn change. Any of them also WASHINGTON —(NEAT— Most revealing chapter In the State Department's new 100 pages of White Paper on China is not the long- secret report of Lt. Gen. A. C. Wedemeyer. It is, instead, in excerpts from the hitherto unpv'bllsh- ed report of U. S. Maj. Gen. David Ban. Throughout 1048. General Burr vas In command of JUSMAG—the Joint U. S. Military Advisory Group n Chirm. Gen. Georse C. Marshall, is U. S. Secretary of States, was mwilling to make the United States responsible for Chinese plans nnrl operations. But In November. 1947. he authorized General Barr to make his advice available to Gen- tralissimo Chiang Kai-Shek on a confidential and informal basis. General Giirr's first estimate of: the situation wns thnt it was futile for the Nationalists to try to .hold isolated cities in northern Manchuria. They had to be supplied by nir. There weren't enough planes for this job. Also, the cost of iuel alone In n country that had no gold credits, wns enough to bring economic disaster. In Mnrch, 1048. capital. Chitmg ordered his staff to prepare such a plan. The date was set for May 5. When Gen. Wei Li-huang at Mukden refused to make the attack, saying he couW not do so without reinforcements from North China, Chianjj postponed the attack to Ai-g. 1. without punishing General Wei. "That General Wei was able to get away with .such complete disobedience without punishment. . . points to one ol the reasons why the Nationalists are losing the present war," write General Barr. In June Communist attacks Increased in East Central China Chiang took personal command The minister of defense. General Ho, complained bttterlv to Genenil Burr thnt the generalissimo ofter issued operational orders direct without ir"'rming his general staff General Bnrr then recommended that a garrison at T.stnfui. capita of Shnntimtj, be withdrawn t( Hsuchov,'. Again he was (nformet that, for political reasons. Tsinnn would have to be defended. On General Bnrr therefore advised withdrawal from Manchurin. Chiang Kil-Shck aghast nl the proposal. Political considerations mnne it Impossible Subscqiicnlly. tlio Chinese did evac- one northern Manchurlnn »nd the Communists captured , f.?nd weekly operational confer uatc base two more with all their crpilnmcnt, none of which was destroyed. Attack Bunjleil Sept. 24 Tsinan was captured b; the Communists, when one entir division of Nationalist puppe trooDs went over to the enemy. After this the generalissimo sa thnt General Barr's reasoning ha been sound, anrl invited him to al fliers In Oftniirr the situation in Man cin nn cot really desperate. General Barr then advised an , attack to open the raU line from Hie port town of Chinchow to provide a land 5i-pnlv route for the Rarrlson al Mukden. ManchurUn vrnt tn Pelping. personally to dt- crt ovcratlous. He ftnyed, there tin after the tows of Mukdrn. First the ^nrt of Chinchow fell. General Wri in Muhrien was ordered to fight his IM HOI I YWOOD »* Erskln. John*™ UN nWL-U T YY^V^L^ NKA staff corr«pond*nt By Charles Lsiighlon | ( Fnr Er^klne Johnson, who In on vncatlnnl \ HOLLYWOOD iNEAi -- Captain Blieh ivny .seem like ft strange cha'r- ncltM- to be handing out advice to humanUy on how to bo happy. Us- iny; n\y guest columnist's prerogative, ho\vever, lhat's rxactly what I mlen.'l to do. Tn Hollywood and frustration are prncllcatty regional d.i^casf.'v Nonetheless T consider my- se!f, a citizen of the movie community, a very fortunate man with a eennine seiise of well-toclnsr. I don't or nol yon get paid tor it. Then yon in&ht begin to act like a hu- ittjm bein:; " f l were, you will admit fight- ins; wrutls But my wife has a way of .sec me through my bluff and trenti'is mr as a husband. After 1 stopped fooling outraged I thouehl about, her advice. I took U. H was the wisest thing I ever did. I h^rt always enjoyed reading alourf auri pavUculaTty the classics Inchuflne Dickens, Shake.spcare am the Bible I couldn't understand why more people didn't enjoy therr more, as they did In the days wher ay south, relieve CWnchow and iter Nortr China because he ouldn't be supplied by air. Beglnnlnjc of the End Wei delayed attacking from sept i to Oct. 9, then used only l: ivisions for his breakout, Instead f 15 as ordered. The Communists egmenled his troops and destroyei hem piecemeal. They were SOO.CHX \merican - trained and equipped roops—the best divisions the Chi icse had. If properly led, they ould have given the Communist a serious defeat. General Wei de ierted his troops And flew to safety To Cieneral Barr. this WRS th bee.inninE of the end. with 300.00 Communist troops now free t eave Manchuria for North China With the certainty that nothin :ould now save Nanking, Genrea Barr and his JUSMAG organtzatfo were ordered home la-st Decembe In summarizing his views on th causes of Nationalist defeat. Gen ernl Barr wrote early this year: "Only a policy of unlimited 1). aid. Including the imme< 4: '\te em nloyment of U. S. armed forces to block the southern advance of the Communists, which T emphatically do not recommend, would enable the Nationalist government to maintain a foothold In Southern China. . . . The rortvolete defeat of the Nationalist Army. . . . b Inevitable. . . . "Tile Chinese Air Force of el^ht erouns Is far in excess of what a country bereft of prolrt credits can support. Although It has among its personnel over 5000 U. S.-lrained "Hots, it nrcomiiVslied lUtlc. other than nirliftine troops and nnera- timr Its transports for personal By DeWIlt MacKemle AP Foieljn Affairs Analyst The parliamentary election* in e American, British and French lies 0'. Western Germany consti- tt > rebirth of that militarily di> ...ed and partially dismembered 5iit far from clespairinrr) nation. The election ot the «S-member rteral parliament has resulted m » eavy defeat for communism. It a.s paved the way for a conserva- •e government if the parties of ..t; risht form a coalition. These re the parlies that believe in free •itcrpi'lse as opposed to socialistic atior.alization and palerrialUm. The new Germany is, of course, llli deprived of the eastern portion viiich is occupied by Russia. There s no Indication as to wh«n. If ever, he Russian zone may be united to he wesiern state. Gone from the ?eich also are ail its former hold°°- er anti *e sterrv Nei.sse rivers, which have been ab- .orbed by Poland and Russia. Howtver, I believe we are witnessing the revival of Germany as a power in Continental Europe. She was the polilieo-eeonomle keystone ot Central Europe before the latr war. She bids fair to be so again, for the Germans are a dynamic people. This prospect has, of course, been causing anxiety among the nations which have suffered so grievously from German aggression. It ix agreed among the allies that the Reich must be kept militarily hamstrung lo prevent any recurrence. Still, allied statesmen are taking cognizance of the fact 'hat the first world war was launched by the autocracy over which the Kaiser presided end that World War II was decreed by Hitler. Both war« were the product of dictatorship. The allies hope that a new and democratic German government will lew to the ways of peace, and that he bitterness of many Germans vcr their defeat will disappear. An indicalion of the trend Is »een the move to make Germany « member of the new 12-nation coun- ould come nt other ages and from ther causes. Also it must be re- icmbcred that many men do not evelop any of these symptoms at Authorities have studied the ef- ecl ol injections o! the male hor- icne—testosterone proplonate—i n icn complaining of such symp- om.s as those mentioned. The value f this is still doubtful. • * * Note: Dr. Jordan Is unable to individual questions from earters. However, each day he w U answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. Bv Kdwin P. Jordan, M.n. QUESTION': I have been drink ng a quart of milk a day and _ince doing so have developed rhe umatism in both knees and should er. could milk have caused this irouble? ANSWER This Is almost certain il of Europe which now Is meeting n Strasbourg. The council !s i step owanis the goal projected by prom- nrnt European statesmen, namely! a United Europe with member na- lons eventually erasing geographical boundaries and other existlnj barriers, something on the order of | he United States. ~ Death Blow for Trusslanlam Britain's famous war-lime prim« minister, Winston Churchill, is said to be one of the leading exponents of German membership Irt tin council and intimates expect him to throw bis great personal influence behind the drive. Still, much opposition is anticipated, r.speclallj from the British and French governments. The remarkable thing about al! this, of course, is that German? should he considered at all lor such a position, as well as a place In tht Ai\S*TtlV 1 Ilia l.^ fllli'uov ,, , • > 1, ly a coincidence. There Is no reason Marshall plan, In view of her to believe thai the drinking of milk will cause any form of rheumatism. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville— Mr. and Mrs. Baker Wilson announce the birth of a daughter last night In the Methodist Hospital, Memphis. Vivacious brunette. Polly Ann Buck was chosen last night at beauty revue held in Kit?, theater, to represent Blytheville at the Mid South Fair next week in Memphis and Jack Finley Robinson was chairman of the committee for the affair. Mrs. \fary Little who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. Fred Smith in Dexter, Mo., [or several weeks has returned here where she makes her home with another daughter. Mr. Tlodney Bannister and Mr. Bannister. chans« them for the second type, the kind that are more practical. At the age of 14, Ethel decided she was going to be a designer. She went to one of the shows where | they were using a lot of fine gowns, ind Instead of being hired as a designer, they gave her a part in the show. .. In any event, the new German government will represent the volet of the people to an extent nevei >efore known In the Reich. As th« signs read the days of autocracj and dictatorship in Germany ar« te. Prxissianism, which was fA heavily res[H>nsible for past aggression, lias suffered a death blow. Democracy would seem to be arriving in Germany. which she could discard the lasing four of diamonds. Playing the hand this way. she created in the dummy all the necessary entries needed to make the contract. Invasion Has Lasting Effect* KEYSER, W. Va.— IP,— This littltjjj city would like to know lust whai'T it has that attracts skunks—and then set rid of It. Coming on the heels of a llmlla) Invasion, a squadron ot five sightseeing skunks pushed into thi downtown area Ihe other night There was consternation, and R call went out to Police Chief Claud* Martin. Armed with a .'27 caliber ritl« and a flashlight, the Chief nlmblj bagged three of the critters, routed the others. Unfortunately, loner after the smoke of the battle cleared, the odor lingered. Read Courier New« Want Ada. SO THEY SAY The thing that puts us in such good shape... ti (he fact that practically all of our tdult Americans... tre acutely conscious ol wh«t Is going on In our economy and arc demanding corrective action before any temporary dislocation turns into panic or depression.-^Sen. Francis J. Myers iD.) of Pennsylvania. ' • • • So lone ai the danger of aggression rxijt.v it Is necessary to tlilnV in terms ol tlie forces re- Quired to prevent it,.—Pi esident Truman. » * » Parents must accept tht major responsibility for th« soaring rate of traffic deaths and accidents among driven under IS years of age. which totaled 7500 killed and 275,000 Injured in 1947. —J«m« S. Kemper, chairman. Lumbermen's Mutual Casualty Company. • • • The economy is generally sound. It is almost impossible to have a depression Kiln cn« condition—If people jet icared, particularly If nusi- ns,<men get scared, anything ran happen.—Secretary ot Commeic* Charlc* 5*w>*r. intend tc sound smug but my frame il of mind was not always so. Tt took me almost half a century to discover a Inith. Like most truths it is paiiifnllv simple, U.eame aboMt Just at tht start ol Ihe w»r. I \v»s a moody mun about the house. I via under contract to major studio, drawing a hand- «,m« salary. I made a couple of pic- i " tur« * yo»c and had the rest of the lime to myself. My' wife, Elsa Lauchrsler, who also worlu in films, was then (».s she i* now) Intensely occupied six night* a week performing with the Turnabout Theater in Hollywood. T didn't ndmit It but I was unconsciously deeply envious of her wovfc. She knew it if I didn't. Wives have ih«t kind ot eeile inslKht. Money Not tvrnrthinc i family custom to gather listen to father or mother read aloud. Tne ri>dln and pictures had more or outdated that fine family custom I decided to try an experiment to sre if I could. In a snial way. contribute to reviving it. t k nt to a veteran's hospital and j id ' i thr- men. I came away witli great discovery. A AQJ VS7341 • AJtJ *« Rubber—Neither vul WOTt Ntrllt KaM 1 V P«M t * Pass 2 * Pax « * Pa5s Opemnt—4 K n McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By V'llliam F,. .McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service iorrs Finesse One day after I had been irrita- I To Set Up Trick blf. she lei me have It. "Trouble | with you." she told me. "Is that] I recently had lunch at Sardi's Her cutest story is about Hie time sh» wa» hired bv one of the large designers to be the girl to be tlretl when a customer came in to com- .rti-m. They would call Ethel out ilame her for the mistake, and lire her. Ethel would shed a tear or two !hp customer would feel sorry to 1 hrr and all would be forgiven i Ethel were allowed lo keep her Job Sid clalm< that Ethel play btiftge after a fashion of her own !ie told me about the play she mad in today's hand. She did not even bn'hfr to lake the heart Imesse. When a.=keci about this play. Ethel's Woodwind Answer to Previous Puiil» HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted woodwinJ musical instrument 8 It has a metallic IS Performer H Improper l.jGolf term IS Rone fiber 18 Girl's name 19 Peak 20 Performed 21 Weight ol India VERTICAL 1 Beat 2 Inlerstica 3 Pace •1 Yes (Sp.) 5 Greek mount fi Of the car 7 Bird's hom« 8 Chilly 9 Ruthenium (symbol) 10 American patriot 11 Commands 11 New Jersey city you're «n i:n«mp!oyed actor." 1 Ic'Acd al her as if slip were ! wllr. Kt'-el Thorsrn. who is on \ with Sid White and his attractive . reply was. "Why waste time with i " ol I somothi'iu that might lose?" mad. 1 called attention to my sub- the WSI-'KIIOVVII designers of wo- ; .is il happened, if she had gone over MautiM weekly pay check and my | men's ii"?,l : ,:ces in the country. Sid , to a spade after winning the open- movie contract. "I'm not talking a'xmt money,' she said "You're not employing gram, your energies or your talents to one j Kthrl Icnth n'. thine is one ol the co-prodvicers of Bill Slater's "Luncheon at Sardt's" pro- ing c.ub lead, and taken the heart finesse, she would hive lost her coiitract ,-,,.„.- „. ..,., .„.,,.,., s she designs two kinds She cashed the ace of hearts and • your capacity. Find soi>if- ' of Imrncv, -first, the kind thai n:rn led the Qurei- of hfarW. Now she a 'do. rorgei about whether buy for women, who In turn ui-'couid establish th» fifth n«art on 32 Hebrew dcily 17 An (Scot.) '23 Kegislercd 25 Gambling nurse (aK) game 24 Float ot logs 27 Cheer fill 20 Measure of area 30 Indian mulberry |5 31 Ancnt 32 Mixed type 33 U belongs to Ihe family 3S Throw 33 Egyptian sun sod 39 Diminutive suthx 40 Kxclamalion [55 |5H 12 Soft drink* 47 Constellation 43 Knock lightly 4!) Clan 50 Herman (ab.) 51 Greek letter 53 Part of a whole S3 Radio dclccior 55 56 Bare* 26 Wcorty plant 27 Enchanted 28 Mixture 33 Speaker 34 Group ot islands 36 Calm 3< Begin:41 Imitated 43 Asterisk 43 F-ilher 44 Expired 45 Competent 4fi Observed 47 Old 52 Georgia (ab.)i 54 Another Greek letter Ho 50

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