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'.PAGB BIGHT BLVTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1949 THE BLYTHEVLLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. EAINES. Publiiher JAMES L. VERHOEFF Editor FAUL D. HUMAN, Advertilim ltu»cer Sol« K«tlon»l Advertlslni Repr*senUtlTe»: Wallace Wilmer Co, New York. Chicago, Detroit. ' Atlanta. Memphi*. Entered u iecond elas» matter «t the post- office it Blytheville, Arkansas:, under act oi Con- gresi. October 9. 1917. Member of Th« Associated Preii SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ' By carrier IB the city ol Blytheville « inj luburbarj town where carrle: service tt main- Uined, 20c per week, o> 85c pel month ' By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles $4.00 pei year. 12.00 tor six months, 11.00 (oi three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone S 10.00 pet yen ' payable In advance. Meditations And they c*m* lo a place which *« iLun«d Gethsemane: and he lalth to hii disciples, Sit >e her*, while 1 thall pray.—Mark 14:32. As down In the sunless retreats of the ocean Sweet flowers are springing* no mortal can we, So deep in my sou) the still prayer oJ devotion Unheard by the world, rises silent to Thee. —Moore. 'Look, But Don't Talk 7 Accounts of the foreign tour of U. S. military leaders said they had been enjoined by President Truman not to discuss the military aid program now before Congress. In other words, they are to study the defense problems of Atlantic Fact countries without touching on what is plainly a closely-allied matter. Whatever the ('resident's motive, limitation on the military looks artificial and to all practical intent impossible to observe. A Good Times to Moke Him a Suit That Fits Properly VIEWS OF OTHERS "Think It Over" Barbs Never disengage the clutch until just before the car comes to a stop—unless a cop approaches. '" Then break away from her in a hurry! » w • Cuuui fiiurei indicate Ih U. S. has pained the 148,000,000 mark. Think of all the friend» you can have H jou're a right juy! * • • The world also beats a path to the door ot - the rural police chiefs who Have tlie best speed ; trap*. * * * Thrift li fine but, as «nj rack*leer knows, It Un't wise lo have more than you can earn. * * * Women ahouldn't leave their hats around at a surrealist exhibition. Unfair competition I U. S. Self-Sufficiency Deals Blow to Exporting Nations The British dollar dilemma woke us up to the fact that deep-sealed shifts in the world trade pattern lay behind the economic problems plaguing: the world. One of the most significant changes taking place is a growing self-sufficiency for the United Stales in certain fields where it was formerly dependent on foreign supply sources. This country is attaining that greal- er economic independence through expanded use of synthetic and other substitute products. In several cases, war's interruption of normal overseas trade lines spurred development of domestic alternatives. Some examples: Chemical detergents are cutting steadily into the market for regular soaps, with resulting damage to the demand for such South Pacific products as copra and palm oil, prime ingredients in ordinary soap. The huge growth of American nylon production has all but wiped out the market for Japanese silk. This lias • been a grave handicap to Japan's postwar recovery. Synthetic rubber production, developed during the war when East Indian sources of natural rubber were seized by the Japs, has stayed in the picture after the war. It is an increasing threat to the future American demand fur the natural product. While the United Stales is slill importing oil heavily from the Near Kast, Venezuela and other points, the nation lias under way some costly experiments in the conversion' of coal and gas into liquid petroleum. Should these experiments pun out and permit cunnnercial- suale output ol synthetic fuels, the tune would come inevitably when tile United States would pretty well forget about foreign oil sources—except perhaps Hie promising new fields in neighboring Canada. America already makes more of what it needs than most countries. And now its ingenuity, driven faster by the war, is spreading sell-sufficiency to slill more fields. On the other hand, foreign nations, their resources depleted by the war, need more desperately than ever lo sell their products in our markets. Unless they do, they can't get the dollars they require to buy the goods they want from us. In other words, it is this problem of the American advance that the Marshall Plan seeks lo solve. It is clear Ihis program will provide no permanent solution unless it somehow attacks the basic maladjuslments growing out of such trid* shifts a«-\ve have here oullined. There are just two choices in our opinion, as to tiuw to Lake Herbert Hoover's oirthday address. The first is to say that it is nut lo bo regarded seriously. Then it could \x passed by without serious comment. The second is to say thai Ills speech is the considered statement ol the only living former President, who appeals lo the American people to face about and return to the past The Post-Dispatch takes the laltei view, fht Palo Alto address deserves lo be uppraised loi what it is. The setting of Mi-, Hoover's speech should mak« clear wliat Is basically wrong with It. The former President spoke at the noted war library which bears his name at Stanford University He said thai "this institution Is not a dead storage.' but a "living thing," Yet he treated it as H its contents were without relevance Lo his theme of ever -mounting costs ol government which he says sweep the nation down "the last, mile to collectivism." Mr. Hoover summons the American people to revive their qualities of "self-restraint, integrity, conscience and courage." He calls on them to reject the philosophy of the "fuzzy-minded" spenders. Yet by his own figures he shows that the country's taxes are more than one-halt made up of the cost of "obligations from former wars" and "defense and cold war/' His calculation* show 35 dayi worked annually per citizen for war or defense and 12 days for "other iederai expenditures" and 14 for "state and iocaJ expenditures." He asks us to "think it over." We do not know how accurate Mr. Hoover's computations are, but assume they are correct. Then nearly three-fifths of our national taxes arise from causes over which the American people obviously have much le^s than full control. Certainly this country tried hard to stay out of both World Wars I and II. Can the costs or these wars be linked to a thoughtless national flirtation with collectivl&m? The question needs no answer. The same thing is true of the defense and cold war sums which are being paid out today. They represent the willingness of the people to tax themselves in order to fend off still another world war^lf they have any relation to "European infections," It Is to keep those Infections away from our shores. It !s hard to see how anyone, let alone Mr. Hoover, could stand at his internationally famous library and make no mori use of the knowledge.-which it contains. There is the same misuse of information all the way through, Mr. Hoover says in effect a great share if not all the money paid In taxes Is siphoned away by the units of government. "You might," he says lo Mr. and Mrs. Average W. Citizen, "want to work for your family instead of paying for a gigantic bureaucracy." This is as if to say that American citizens get no good out of highways. It is lo say that they get, no value from Social Security payments, It is to say that the public health service means nothing to them. It Is to say that education, the national parka, agricultural experimentation, public research and hundreds of othr benefits are without use. We said yesterday that Herbert Hoover was a misfit In Ihe presidency. He Is also a mistn in his times. He looks at the world today In the same unseeing way that he looked at the country in the early '30s when millions ol men. tor lack of work, could not earn the money with which to buy bread for their wives And children. There is no denying that there are unwise pressure groups In the country, as Mr. Hoover says. They are to be watched and defeated. 'There is no denying thai there should be vig.Junce against waste and inefficiency. Bui these are not the whole substance of our Government as me Palo Alto address says m eftect. Calvin Coolirige once asserted that he Kopi fit "by avoiding the big problems." His successor continues lo do the same thing. Herbert Hoover speaks of a day as tar distant, economically as the agrarianisni of Uie 13 colonies. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY Britain's Socialists Are Facing Competition From Germany The DOCTOR SAYS By Kdivln p. Jordan, M D. Written for NBA Service The cause of cancer has so far remained undetected. However, nany competent investigators all over the world are tackling tliis problem and ib may not be too ong before the vital clue is discovered. In the meanwhile, however, everyone should realize that It is most difficult to treat any disease the cause of which Is un- as certain as is that of cancer The average age ot the people in civilized countries Is gradually Increasing. In the later years of life, however, diseases like cancer become more frequent. Thus, there is good reason to believe, that as there become more older members of the population, the frequency of cancer will also increase. Develops Rapidly A can 'ous tumor -located in a single organ or portion of the body can often be removed completely by surgery or treated effectively by X-rays if it is discovered and the treatment begun before it has had a chance to spread or to become gneralized. The basic fac Is the reason why all those who speak on cancer prevention emphasize the importance of an early diagnosis an^ prompt treatment. Besides the need for more in formation on the cause or cause of cancer, a simple accurate tes which will make it possible t know whether cancer is present o not anywhere In the body Is als -+ By OeWiit MacKrnile AP Forcltn Affairs Analyst This column yesterday expressed the view that the outcome of the parliamentary elections for a new government in Western Germany constitutes a rebirth of that nation —a beginning of its revival as a. power If we accept that as a valid premise it opens up startling possibill- es. Foremost is the strong prob- blllly that we shall see development of a fierce rivalry between •ermany and England for leader- hip of Western Europe. Britain heady seems to be taking note of his likelihood. For example, the /ondon Daily Express, after re- er!ng lj charges of German abuse •f the allied occupation powers, says jhmtly "Befoie it Is too late the British riimtd ?et tough with the Germans, who have not given up the hope working our humiliation and ru Great Britain's authority must be restored and this will occur only when she is seen to be strong In her own right." Strides Toward Recovery The Daily Mail says: "German nationalism still lives anil the influence of the Nazis is still great. The Western allies must be more careful lhan ever to keep a watchful eye on future trends. "Mr. Churchill's raising the question of German admission to the Council of Europe is'of great importance. The allies must keep Germany harmless, but she should b* inside the Western Union because, if pllowed to stand alone, she might either enter the Russian sphere or PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Shrewd British Business Interests Push Deal to Buy Congo's Uranium WASHINGTON — <NEA) — Suspicion is growing In Washington that British efforts to get a piece of the Belgian Congo's uranium production may be part of an international big business deal. Ramifications of tills deal are not entirely clear because of the secrecy imposed on the negotiators for military .security. But behind this cloak may be the start of an international rivalry to control the peacetime, commercial uses of atomic power. It the uraninm mining business is going to be a good thing, the shrewd British want their share. If this turns out to be the real motive for recent British efforts to get A reported one-fourth of the Congo's uranium production, it might eventually lead to a break in the American and Allied plan for control of atomic energy by an international authority. It, might lead to an International atomic race. In this race, the country with the most atomic power would be the winner. The current belief that the British merely want uranium to make bombs with may be discounted for .several reasons.'he British probably know that in an emergency they could get all the atomic bombs the; needed, delivered for them free b; the United States, the British just wanted lo get u ran him fo their own uses, they have othe potential • 'iirces In Canada am Union of South Africa. Financial Evidence Supports Theor; The theory lhat the British wan uranium for commercial purposes is supported by an examination of who owns the world's uranium sup- and who is getting rich at It.. owned 49 per cent of Union Mln- 'his devious trail leads through I iere's stock are therefore incorrect, ittle-know financial areas. No production figures and no dol- ar purchase figures have ever been nade public. But the biggest pro- [ucer has been the Shinkolowbe mine in the Belgian Congo. For the last five years the U.S. Atomic En- rgy Commission has bought iU entire output. The contract between AEC and :he Belgians expired on July 30. Deliveries to the U.S. are now be- ng cut down, pending the working out of a new contract. The catch n this seems to be how much of he mine's output should be allocated to the British. The Belgian company which owns and operates the Congo concession is Union Miniere de Haut Katanga, or the United Mining Company of Upper Katanga. It was founded back in 1906 by grant from the old King Leopold, to develop various resources. Until 1940, its principal business was copper mining. There have been private British interests in Union Minie- - sjnce It founded. Originally British shareholders had a 40 per cent Interest, held through an organization known as Tanganyika Concessions. Ltd. During the depression and since, the British apparently liquidated most of their holdings That was where they made their mistake. At the annual stockholders 1 meeting in Brussels on June 23 1949. It was reported that the British Tanganyika Concessions. Ltd held 180.000 out of Union Miniere** 1.242.000 shares. This i-, about MM per cent. Recent reports that the British J unless the British have subsequent- y acquired additional stock, not on record. Nevertheless, the British do have two men on Union Minere's 12-man board of directors. They are Morris Hely-Hutchinsoti, rice-president, and Godfrey C. Hutchinson. One satisfactorily answered question concerning the British pressure to get a share of Belgian Cento ura ilium ore is how and why the minority holding of Tanganyika Concessions, Ltd., Ls able 10 push the great Societe Generale de Belgtque around. Best explanation given thus far In Washington Is that it is the British government which Is shoving 1 the Belgian government around. Selling uranium to the United States has been good business for the Belgians. It Is one reason why Belgium Ls financially better off today than any other European country. There has been some guessing that the British might like to sell uranium to the U.S.. too. If it were merely a matter oE buying uranium, the British might get nn allocation of Canadian ore. In 1944 the Canadian government formed the Ei Dorado MinliT^ and Refining Co.. Ltd. It absorbed all private producers and became a monopoly buyer of ore. If the British wanted to develop a new source of uranium, they could do so in Union of South Africa, where the government also has monopoly rights to buy uran- nim produced by reworking ores from which the gold has already been extracted. needed. This is particularly important be cause it is obviously impossible t examine everyone thoroughly ever few months by X-rays and othe special tests which are the onl. means available today for identifying the presence of cancer In some particular body part or organ. . • • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequntly asken qusetlons in hLs column. THE DOCTOR ANSWERS Wfrtvth Bv Edwin P. Jordan, M.D. QUESTION: Is It true that the darker color of a person's eypcs. the better the eyesight? ANSWER: Tills Is not true, except that people with dark eyes have somewhat better protection from bright light. Dark-eyed people would not see better under ordinary condtions, but might do so in extremely bright sunlight. 75 Years Ago in BlythevWe — The Thursday Club met yesterday afternoon with Mrs. Fitzsimmons at her home on Ash Street The six tables were attractively arranged against a background ol greenery on the porch and vases o Crepe Myrtle were used to compliment the decorations. Besides the club members were the followini guests; Mesdames Edith McCool W.W. Hollipeter, George M. Lee B.M. Mathews. W.C. Gates. Her man Cross. Emma Burney. J. W Bader. Lexie Haynes, A. B- Hollanf and Mrs. Stanton. The hostess continued the ret color scheme of the decorations b serving watermelon to the guests. Glass coffee-makers that requir no stove or hot plate are the resu! of the development of new elec trically conductive coatings. The can be varied to produce any de sired electrical resistance from 1 to 10,000 ohms. Read Courier News Want Ads. make a third attempt to dominate her neighbors." Already Germany, which before the war was the economic keystone of Central Europe, Is making remarkable strides toward recovery. ie was a great Industrial nation, [id bids fair to be one again In ue course despite the penalties im- osed on her by the allies because : her aggression. ^ Thus the prospective struggle will 2 between two industrial powers, lore the similarity stops, however, or as things now are the contest •ill in effect be between a socailist :ste and a capitalist state. The new Germany stands polltl- ally for ''free enterprise," where-* s Britain Is in the midst of he<P%. make or break" experiment in so- ialistic government. Of course both egimes might change in new elec- ions, but that's the present situa- ion. So those who are trying to figure jut which is better—socialism or apitalism—will have a concrete demonstration for guidance. It probably won't settle the argument, out it will be illuminating. Free Enterprise IFclped Britain Britain achieved her greatest strength as a capitalist nation, and t was es such that she twice faced Germany in world wars. Now she s in process of creating a paternal political structure which alms at providing security for the individual from birth to death. Free enterprise is not a part of the program. There are those who point to Britain's present economic crisis as a mark ol socialist failure. However, is I see il there Is little Justification for such an estimate. John Bull's difficulties are the result of the strain of two world wars, and not of any one political creed. The socialists inherited the crisis. ^A Therefore trie efficacy of BrilissH socialism (if It remains in power) will have to be judged by the manner in which it deals with this crisis, and by the way in which the party handles the great politico-economic strugle that seems to be boiling up with post-war Germans'. MeantUtie the world's greatest power remains America, with its IN HOLLYWOOD Ky Krsklne Johnson NEA Staff CorrfsiKjiuIe want to call your attention to one bid. When West doubles one heart, North bids two hearts. He does not redouble The reason for this Ls to make it a little more difficult for By Ann Sheridan , North Africa. He was a prisoner of j East to get into the bidding. Also, (For Ei skint Johnson, who is on ' war in Tyler. Tex., for t-.vo and a North ii trying to tell his partner vacation) j half yeirs Even though a behind- HOLLYWOOD i.NEA)— Are you I tJic-barbcd-u-ire resident of my trepidations in traffic, a fretter home ;-::te. he had probably heard along the freeways? | tint tlie way Tcxans learn to ride ' If labor is the hands and management tu c head of Hawaii's economic life, ucean-gouig transportation Is the jugular vein. If that Is cut, ooth hands aiid head are sure to pensn.—Oov. Ingram Slainback of tha Territory of Hawaii. * * * As a nation we cannot atford to become economic hypochondriacs because a country, like an individual, can worry itself sick.—Charles LucK- man, president, Lever Brothers Co. * * * Instead of spending millions on European countries, we should rebuild our own delcnses. which have been let down to a low level.—Gen. Jonathan Walnwrtglil. * * * I am appalled at Ihe existence of gambling and opium smuggling in Canlon under the very nose of the government. (But) we must hold Canton, our last port...the last place Irom which we call use both our navy and air force. . I am ready to perish with the city.—Chiang Kai-inck. sou took over piloting a motorcycle, aft^r throe easy lessons, and they turned you loose on Ger- is juM ret on arid ride. Motorcycles or what's the difference? So H>ns ,-ct out to leach me— the short *mi'fc. On the third Insson j we wi a vacant lot and he put n highways with S"'.OGO,000 worth of property in Ihe sidecar? It happened to me. : me on my own. In an hour. I was Ncrvo'is? You don't need to a^k. dr.vinc alol'.c. My n-.ulll-million-riollars 1 worth | We h.irl no license for the molor- of cargo was Gary Grant. Icicle, but we started clashing all He went riding with me and was j over (hi: American tone Officers in i as ca;m and casual about It as he | Hoidflberj had been briefed not to I would be in a chauffeur-driven • bn'her us. but in the town of Nee- { lii.'.onslrc out on th,- wide nucn :< ;lt -Gi imiixl we encountered a pr>- I stretche-s ot Route 66, At tcnst he , lu-rmnv. wlio wasn't 1r the know, apnearc") that wa\. -o I last my but win was conscientious about jiliers and we went mt-rrily on our way over !he countryside in the American zjue. It wasn't eaxctly carefree touruii: YO'.i'vr heard of Los Angeles drivers ana the terrors they are i" traffic Auselcnos arc docile compared to tlit motor jockeys in Germany Believe me*. ni5 When MC stovprrl al an inn. Hie policeman demanded Ihe license pnprrs for the motorcycle. We r*- pl.iinrd the situation at length anil hr finally Icl ns go—with a u:irnin> that we never drive again "ithrMit a license. short time later we took a trip *K872 j»KJ6 | * A5 + KQJ1 Lesson Hand on the Play South West North East IV Double 2V -* 4 V Double Pass 4 4 Doubl* Pass Pass Pass Opening—* A I« thut all his hand is good tor he.!rt-s. North and South can make live hearts. South, however, elects to double four spades, instead o bidding five hearts. , . The ace o! clubs is cashed. South Thry rlrivc i\ilh thrir horns in- \ to tne oldest monastery in that then | c . lds , nc que en of diamonds slcad of the brakes; they Inkc I l«rt ni the country. Rain poured whfcn ^ von ,„ dummy wi'h the chances that make ;\ hot rudder 1 tio'.in on u? dunnc Ihe return trip lcc Tne hand now looks ratnc Wk like dial retired srlinoltfach- a'" 1 we sV'ppcd at the (irst con- , |, 01 , L ,| CS , an( i n i.,. unless declare tr from Pasadena whose au(o- vei .0111 inn to act dry. I starts to think. If declarer leads : mobile is always for sale on ihc « lur:-od out to be the very same (I( al th | R ^^ g^.,), , vll | wl . used car Ints. [ "" wl '" r " «'f nnd. stopped before, i an(j , crlc| ft 5mM1 diamond. Nortl For my role in "I Was a M>lc Alld " hati to tum ollt tnilt <nlr P°- I will win and return a club, whlcl War Bride." I had to drive a B. M. lies-man fric-nd saw the motorcycle I g^,, win rlltf W motorcycle, which was German army Issue. I'd never driven one by ni'self. but I was no complete stiantiet to thf spoil. Hobby Jordan used to take me v>n wild rides on his motorcycle and I was crazy about l r .Insl Get on and Go In Hr'dclbci's, a taxi driver named Hans Scidel was our chauffeur. H^ li?. i born a motorcycle instructor in the Wchrniacht ind was cap- p.vkeri without a light. He was uv.lt- for us when we came out. McKENNEY ON capitalism" and free enterprise, which is to say the exercise of "private initiative." West can make four spades doubled. So once more let me remind you how important it is to keep the irfdin*? in mind when you are play- i? the hand. The bidding in to- ______ „_ ________ __ . .._ . ay's hand marks all of . the high 1 acre than when planted up and Soybeans planted on the Contour average about two bushels more per aids in the South hand. | down the slope. Flower 'Answer to Previous Puzzla HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted flower 6 It has rays and yellow disks 11 Skelcher 13 Pestered 14 Falsehood 15 Weird 17 Golf mound 3 Follower 4 Yes (Sp.) 5 Belgian river 6 Obnoxious plaot 7 Laughter sound 8 Devotee 9 Abounded 10 Dropsy 12 Beverage 13 Electrical unit'SBmd 19 Demolished 16 Rupees (ab.) 22 Cuddle 23 Ridicule 24 Form notion 25 Wood used in 33 Quota carpentry «Individual 32 Of greatest 41 Government age issue Cab.) Shrcird Play Wins Doubled Game Kid Rpfnrr oi.rcu^sing the lesson on Declarer knows from the blddm lhat South in all probability has both the ace of spades and the ace of hearts Therefore, declarer should . lead the king of hearts from dum- 1 my. and dL-card the losing seven of diamonds. In this way he breaks up the communication between Ihc North, nnd South hands. South will •Mn the trick, but now when he leads a diamond, declarer can trump He can lead a trumn which tured while sminf »s a courier in the pl.-.y of today's hand, I just] south will win and thus East and 20 Millimeter (ab.) 21 Dispatch 24 Genus ot shrubs 26 Born 27 Accomplished 28 Senior (ab.) 29 Type measure 30 Palm lily 31 Bachelor of Art (ab.) 33 Aged 33 Number 35 On the sheltered side 36 God of love 38 "Sioux State" (ab.) 39 Boy's name •HRighl <ab.) 45 Scottish river 47 InfHm 48 Eucharistic wine vessel 49 Landed property SI Kcltledrum 53 Condition 54 Little VERTICAL 1 River valleys 2 Asceudcd 34 Analogical 35 Peruvian mountain range 37 Stable compartment 42 Note in Guide's scale 43 Rots by exposure 46 Greek letter 48 Striped camel's hair clolh 50 Near 52 Part ot "be"

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