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Blytheville, Arkansas
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. FAGS EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COITOTER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY. 25, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •HOC COURIER NEW* OO. '•'. ' H W HAINE8 PubUstor JAMBS U VERHOEPF editor : PAOL D HUMAN, AdvertUlBf aoto National Adwtfclni Rapreteottttrt*: Waiuo* Wltmer Co. N«w York, Chle»«o. (Mratt , Mexoplite- PubUitMd er«rj Afternoon except Sundar Entered u second cltu mtttei at -tb* pott- offic* at BlTtbevUle, Arkanau. under act ol Con. October 9, 1811 Uember ol Tb« Apodited Pnm SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrlei In the city ol BlytberlUe ot »n» suburban town where carrier service la jiai» Ulned '20c pet week 01 gbc p«t month Bj mall, withir a ridlUi oi SO mile* HOC pal tear CJ.OO tot ui months tl.OO (01 three month*; by mall outride SO mite tone 110.00 per real payable U> advance. Meditations And ihe bore him a «on, and he called his n»m» Gershom; for he said, I have been a stranger In a slranit Und.—E\odui 2:22. « • • Know most of the rooms of thy native coin- try before thou goest over the threshold thereof. Barbs Hundreds of women mobbed stores in Lnndon when nylon stockings were advertised. In other words, there was a run. * • • The modern office boy doesn't lake the cUy off to (o to hi* grandmother's funrra). Grandma |oe> to the ball i»mt with him. • • • When planning your summer trip, remember thai it always is followed by a f«H. • * x» . A Teia« man ot 97 I* lakinj sa\ leuons. Thal'i about the bnt lime to start to irarn. • * * Walch your thimble ladies—they may slait using them to serve a Jive-cent glass ol beer. 'Checking Fine Print of Fire Insurance May Burn You Up collect tlje full fSOOO loss. Because you »ie under-insured, you can collect only 75 per cent of your actual loss, though you have paid for half again enough insurance to cover the whole business. We do not attempt to justify th« philosophy behind this type of policy. Much less do we condone the confusing lejal verbiage thai conceals the actual meaning of the 80 per cent clause from the average properly owner. But like it or not, that is the most common type of fire insurance policy. Probably a majority of properly owners are even more dangerously under-insured, because of the real .estate boom and this type of contract, than they realize. If the companies now are going In enforce such provisions more rigidly, it is the part of wisdom to find out what would happen to your biggest invesl- * ment if fire should strike. Behind the Iron Curtain It is now 30 years since the Bol- sheviki banished free enterprise from Russia. Yet right in Moscow, in the shadow of the Kremlin, in a government- owned second-hand book store, it still real's its ugly head. Witness the case of Mrs. M. S. Btikjovlseva, who filched ?.'il5,000 in five years to finance a life of riotous living. Fire insurance companies warn tli»t they are lightening up on loss settlements. This makes it important for property owners to get out their policies, read the fine type, and discover how bad a beating they will take in case of fire. Myron L. Matthews, vice-president of the Dow Service, warns lhat "probably few" policyliolders understand the terms of the contract between them and the company. The great rise in property values, and the companies' warning that they are going to begin enforcing what are known as "co-insurance" clauses, makes it high time to see if you are one ' of the vast majority that does not know where it stands. Policies differ, but the typical co=. insurance clause is an "80 per cent" provision. If yours is that, and you can't quite figure out the lawyers' fine print, it probably means about this: "We won't pay more UIHII our share of the actual fire loss, no matter how much insurance you have paid us for." If you have paid foV $15,000 worth of insurance on a $12,000 house, with an 80 per cent clause, you could collect only $9600 if the house burned to the ground. "We (the company) and you (the owner) are spHUing the risk. If your insurance is for as much as 80 per cent of the property's actual value, and it is completely destroyed, we will pay 80 pel- cent of its value, and you must stand the rest of the loss, as co-owner. If lhe house is not completely destroyed, we will pay the full value of your loss up to ' the face amount of the policy. "But if the policy is for less than 80 per cent of the present value of the property, and it is less than completely destroyed, we will pay only our share of the actual loss." It works like this. Your house has a • present value ol $10,000 alter depreciation. You should have it insured for 58000. If lhe house is completely destroyed, the company pays $8000. And if fire does $8000 damage, yon slill colled lhe full §8000 for which you have been paying. But suppose the $10,000 house you bought before the war is now worth $20,000 after depreciation. You have raised your insurance coverage only to §12,000. Y'ou are insured for only t>0 per cent of lhe house's real value—tor only 75 per cent of what the "80 per cent co-insurance clause" says you ought to be carrying. If the house burns to the ground, you can collect the full 512,000 for which you paid. Maybe you fee) you can stand the §4000 loss you needn't have taken, on top of the §4000 loss you couldn't avoid as co-insurer. : But most fires do not completely destroy buildings. They damage them more or less. Suppose your house sustains'$8000 worth of damage. If you were insured for $16,000—which is 80 per cent of the houw's value—you could VIEWS OF OTHERS Freedom Upside Down . H is easy to be "against sin." It Is easy to be •'against warmongering." It Is easy to be against irresponsible jingo journalism which endangers the security, dignity, and prestige of other nations. And it is easier still, the United Nations subcommittee on freedom of information is discovering, to clamp down a censorship Intended U prevent these abuses of International journalism but actually serving me most repressive purposes of Jingoistic and dictatorial governments. One well-meant Mexican amendment to the proposed Convention on tile Gathering and International Transmission of News would sanction censorship of outgoing dispatches not only for reasons of undefined "national security"—the original and reasonable phrase was "national military security"—but for those other cloudier reasons of national dignity and prestige. While tins practice would not, unfortunately, be anything new In totalitarian countries, it would b* something new to have UN sanction for It—and all In the name of increased freedom of Information. Another proposed amendment would require news organs to print any official "correction" demanded by a foreign power. Much u one would like to see flagrantly dlased news confronted with lhe facts on the other side, can anyone seriously believe it would be desirable or even possible to open the press of one nation to the flood ol propaganda (i.e., "corrections") which another nation would be entitled to loose on it under UN sanction? The chief aim of the code, it should be rt- membered, Is increased freedom of information. fYeedom is always open to abuses. It permits the bad as well as the good. But the remedy for such abuses is more freedom—freedom to get at tre facts with which to confront the lie. Any machinery to compel fairness, beyond a reasonable and agreed minimum, inevitably becomes a tool to abolish both freedom and fairness. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. SO THEY SAY Government Game Preserve Russians Teach Red Doctrines To 6-Year Olds in E. Germany Washington News Notebook PETER EDSONS Little Known UN Commission Assists In Big Way With European Recovery strengthen the economic relations coal OrRnnizntion. It worked out a ol European countries with each plan for allocation of European By Peter Edson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— ECE — which Is the abbreviation for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe— is now holding fourth meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. On the eve of this sejulon ECE Issued a 500-page report. Only few copies have thus far been received in the United States. But American officials who have had chunce to give the several vol- mies in the typewritten copy a first quick reading have been somewhat puzzled by what they found. Among other things, the. ECE report attempts lo make a survey of The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin F. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service A lot has been said in popular agazlnes about the value of eye xerclses in Improving the vision. As result many people seem quite onfuscd about this subject. They ave good reason—there are still everal aspects o£ the situation hich are contusing even to phy- cians who have studied the eye ntcnsively, , There are certain weU-eslabllshed s« for eye exercises—a type of eatment called "orthoptlcs." In crtaln kinds of squint, which is condition In which the two eyes o not focus together satisfactorily, ropcrly • directed eye exercises i»ve real value In training the eye nuscles to work together. There is reason to believe that the iroper kinds of exercises may help '(her eye conditions. One part of he seeing process i s focusing the picture on the back part of the ej-e. others involve carrying that >icturc through the nerve pathways By UeWItt Maclcenile AP Foreign Affairs AlUlyit The Soviet authorities in control ol the eastern zone ot Germany are giving a demonstration of smart efficiency In the Indoctrination^*! young folk in Communism. ^*Karl Heinz Schwab, member ol the Associated Press staff in Berlin, reports that the Red rulers ol East Germany are starting their intensive training with little people of six. That, I take It, is about as young as It would be profitable to go. Even Hitler, who achieved devlish wonders in organizing German youth, both boys and girls, didn't begin until they were ten years old.. The Hitlerian training comprised not only sports and intensive physical culture to make perfect bodies, but indoctrination in Nazism. The idealofical Instruction Included militarism and the claim that the fuelier was a mcssmh. Training Starts at aje of Six The result was the creation of a host of pouiiK people who approached physical perfection and had a fanatical attachment to the Nazi chieftain, as I observed when I spent considerable time in Germany tlie brain. Some of those who i ,,. . . , .. lave studied this feel that orthop- Ju ±^ el °™ the w f"'' ic training may do more to "edu- | Hi 7."' Communists are cate" the brain than it does lo mprove the muscular action of the eyes In bringing about better sight. Restricted Uses There are some things which we out doing . gelling hold of the children at the much earlier age and before the parents, who may be hostile to Communism, have had a chahce to instill fixed ideas In young heads. The children are Mto IcA :ed glasses when a person is short- longsighted, or has astigmatism. ' It is practically certain also that exercises will not be of benefit in such diseases of the eyes as glaucoma or catracts, though the claim has been made for some improvement of the latter. trol of the "Free German Youths," comprised of boys between 14 and 25. These organizations engage in nil the sports and pastimes which are dear to young folk. However, '"^rlher tudies are being carded ™J*£"\« * ^ , ^^~ out in many parts of the world. It ™ Va i e c ^^ I" rt ""> Ml «!"• .ny parts of the world. It | inK seems probable that eye exercises will have value in a fe'.v conditions but can never be substituted for other measures of treatment including glasses, special drugs, and surgery. other and witli the rest of trie world. All of the European countries in the United Nations and the Uniied States were made members of KCE. 11 was established and open for business in June 1947. This was just about the time Secretary ol State (Jeoige C. Marshall was making his Harvard speech, in which lie prosjosed American aid for European countries that would unite for sell-help. But while British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin and other European statesmen grabbed for the life preserver thrown them by Secretary Marthe entire Eurpeopean economy for [ shall, they did not, make a similar . Tt attempts lo cover countries both behind and In front of the iron curtain. It says the industry U np 16 per cent, agriculture tip 13 per cent, over 1047. tl finds that the rate of capital Investment in the Communist-bloc countries is. far below that of the western European countries. H sug- Kests that the remedy for this must be greater investment of American capital in the developed countries. And it says the present .system of Marshall Plan grants to Europe} cannot solve Europe's problems trade deficits, lack of dollars RI grab (or the straw offered them by the United Nations in ECE. Nevertheless, ECE has done some good. When Russian Foreign Minister Molotov decided at Paris ne would have none of the Marshal! Plan and when the Soviet forced Czechoslovakia and Poland to withdraw from it, ECE became the sole organization on which representatives ot eastern European and western European countries could work together for economic recovery. ECE held two meetings in 1U47. resulting lower standard o( living. ECE is not as well known in the United Stales as ERP and ECA —the European Recovery Program and the Economic Co-operation Ad- of They were largely organizational. lid Its third session was held at Geneva, where it set up headquarters, jus! a year ago. At this 1948 ECE meeting, Russian and stacllite members pulled their usual trick of using the commission as a sounding board pea coal supplies. This was particulary helpful in distributing coke coals, | which increased European steel production. It has tackled the problems of power, food, housing, raw materials, machinery and finance. ECE also set up a European Central Inland Transportation Organization. It has been of considerable help in establishing a rail, truck and canal networp to get business roiling. Trade control and manpower committees ol ECE have been less successful. At Geneva last year the Russians introduced proposals for increasing east-west trade and for aiding the "undeveloped" eastern European countries. These committees have barely met. The Russians themselves never took any part in the working committees, though Czechs and Poles did. Head of ECE is Gunnar Myrdal, a tremendously smart and competent Swede. If anybody can make ECE work, it is lie. But he is handi- caped by the fact that while he gets full statistical information and co-operation from Western Europe he doesn't know what he's getting from Russia and the satellites. He is also handicapcd by the fact tha he cannot take sides in the dispute of cast vs. west. Instead of bcini able to criticize Russia, he nuis Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from !ers. However, each day he will nswer one of the most frequently sked questions in his column. • • * QUESTION: Is It true that If a erson eats too many oranges it ill thin the blood? Answer: No. Whcrevcr religious loyalties have been suppressed, wherever men and women have been driven to worship in secret and under the pall ol governmental suspicion, there has been a loss not only of religious liberties but of other liberties which we cherish in America.—Vice President Barkiey. I • • « II we wanted to be Machiavellian, perhaps we should inveigle them (Russia) into taking over China, because the kickback they would gel would be -something terrific . . . Now that the Communists dominate China, they have Inherited all the headaches.—Owen Laltimore, director of the Walter Hincs Page School of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University. • » » The Marshall Plan lias become a great slush fund to keep the British Socialist Parly In power. II nas American money that saved Britain from lower standards of living which would otherwise have come under the Socialist program.—sen. James P. Kem <R> of Washington. » » * Since the Initial break-through of the sonic barrier . . . our pilots have down hundreds ot miles per hour beyond the speed of sound. This advance of aviation Into the realm of supersonic* Is as great In scope «nd significance as the flight of the first Wright airplane.—Air Secretary W. Stuart Symington. • * • The nirlilt will contimte until an adequate stockpile is available and we ave certain that surface transportation can meet all the requirements of west Berlin.—LI.-Gen. John K. Cannon, commander of U. 3. Air Forces in Europe. • * * I believe that there will be peace in the worrd It all free peoples show themselves to be resolute and ready to defend their liberties.—Gov. Thomas E. Dcwey of New York. * « « When a youth Is » senior he may think Communism is wonderful. A year or Iwo later wh«n he sets some sense, he may change his mind.—Sen. Bourke B. Hlckenlooper .R) at Iowa. ministration which make up the . for their propaganda. It was chiefly , butter her up. Marshall Plan. But ECE is the ' concerned with denouncing the Mar- I for instance, when the Russian older organization. It was first pro-'shall Plan and the customary tripe make spcches about the need fo posed in the United Nations Eco- about Wall Street imperialists want- increasing cast-west trade. Myrda nomlc and Social Council in March ing to enslave the world. : can't tell them frankly that if they W- I Has Helped In Technical Matters would iift their blockades and open Alm«l v at Economy Recovrry I The good that ECE has done is up the. spieots. increasing trad Its purposes were to aid economic the work of its technical commit- belnccn Soviet and western zone reconstruction in Europe and to tce.s. It took over the Kuropcan would flow in by it.sclf. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskitie Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD INEA)_ Bologna 1 on an onion roll is great for Ann Sheridan's stomach. But it's rough on Gary Gran[ when he has to kiss Her. Ann was nibbling on the bologna while waiting to marry Cory for "I Was a Male War Bride." She explained: "My stomach was growling so loucl on the set one mornhiR lhat I was afraid I'd ruin the scenes. So I n.sked the prop man what I could do. He suggfstrii bologna on an onion roll. I tried it. H worked. "Now I like 'em so much I h^ve one three times a day. Besides. I'm trying lo gain weight. But when he kissp.s me. Cary doesn't sharp my enthusiasm for bologna and onion rolls. Do you.Gary, dear?" C'ary. ronxlcirrahly thinner aft- fr his buttlr with yellow jaumliir. wtnrrH. Bill rir was gallant aboul U and Mid nothing. Cary had another worry. A brcwn-rycd lovrly worry named Betsy Drake, who will become Mrs. Cary Grant in a few weeks. between Ann and Betsy's seme of humor, they gave Gary quite a time. Having youv future wife sitting on the sirtchne.s while yon marry - .uul mto a clinch wilh another rtoll can RC! a little hilarious. And it did "I wa.s a Mule Wnr Bride" i-s Ann's first movie since buying up her Warner contract and becoming rcc-lnncc star. She went to work in the picture almost immediately thereafter, bul a Ions location jaunt to Germany and the Illness ot both hersplL and Cary has kept lhe fil:n See HOIJ.YWOOI) on I'HRC 11 75 Years Ago In B/ythevrf/e— The Challenge "will be the topic of the commencement program on Thursday night when the graduat- ng class and Miss Willie Lawson will participate in discussion of different phases of this subject on Thursday night. There will be 49 seniors receiving their diplomas his y-2ar. Max B. Reid will speak to members of the Junior HiRh School graduating class at their commencement exercises to be held at City Hall auditorium on Friday afternoon. There are 78 students who have completed their Junior Hi?h work and ready to enter senior High School next Fall. Sarah Pauline Evrard is valedictorian, with Bonnie Jean Buchanan and Sue Ramey tied for second place. Boyd Cypert former Razorhack football star and now serving in the athletic department at the University of Arkansas will be speaker at the alumni banquet to be held tomorrow night at Hotel Noble. Following the dinner the entir group will be guests of O. W. Mc- Thus the youngsters early are introduced to tlie intensive regimentation to which they are expected to be subjected all their lives. They become activists under direction of the Kremlin, from which all policy flows, and early have it hammered into them that Communism stands for peace while the Western '.capitalist" powers are warmongers bent on aggression. Naturally this Communist training Is encountering much opposltir^ from older Germans who were reaiwf cd in the belief that Communism" and the devil are the same thing. However, if the Soviet authorities can retain control and continue their educational program. It is bound to have a marked effect, on the coming generation. And what can be said of Eastern Germany in. this respect Is also true of all the satellite countries of Eastern Europe. There the opposition to Communism rests with :he grown folk who knew independence before the war. Keep that bloc of nations under Red regimentation for a score of years and it may be remade Ideologically. Red's Paper Deplores Talking 'On the Job' BERLIN — m— Workers in Russian-occupied eastern Germany talk too much during working hours, says the Communist newspaper "Maekische Volksstimme." published at Potsdam. "The workers talk too much and inflict extensive damage upon our national property." said the paper. It told the 5,000.000 Russian zone workers that they waste twelve minutes of their daily work hours by talking, thus causing a toss of 300 the line. The the answer to this one." \Vc both agreed that the hidrtin: was all right, bnt not the play; which was along this opening lead of the monds held, but dummy the .second diamond trick Two rounds of hearts were taken and a diamond was trumped. A small year. Cutchen w'ho will feature at the : m ji]j on niarks of national proprty a Ritz theatre 011 that night, pictures of the Arkansas-Centinary football game which these two xindcfeatcd elevens played at Dallas. on New Years Day. Cecil Shane, Oscar Fendler and Louis Cherry are ui charge of the tickets. To help meet shortages of ta'^ and oils. Britain is operating a huge project for growing oil-rich peanuts in'East Africa. he queen of dia- I dummy's ace won Domestic Bird Answer to Previous PtizzI* McKENNEY ON BRIDGE WHS Game Hand Can He Defeated By William K. McKcnnry America's Card Authority Written for NKA Service 1 mcl a chap the other day who bonds of celluloid matrimony cept for the license, it was goina to be a real ceremony, conducted by a real minister hired lo be an actor. During luuch Betsy sent Ann a nole. T( rrari: "1 do not iv:ii'.t you to mai i v Cary Grant this afternoon. If you do! Well! Thai's all 1 have lo say." Ann sent a note back lo It read: "One moic line in that marriage ceremony a;id Drake tj Just an old friend of lhe family." fir*ril Gfts lhe RiishiM* 1 didn't have time Lo wait lor * A 14 ¥KOG2 0 A52 + A9f A K 105 fj ~ ¥83 « QJ W E 106 , + Q 107 2 - 3 . Oeoler * QO 8 3 2 ¥ 7 4 4> K SI83 + K4 ¥ AQJ 105 .South PilSS ! ¥ 3 + 4 ¥ • 74 *J8S3 Rubber— E-W vul West North F.asl Pass 1 + Pass 2 ¥ Pass 3 N Pass Pass T. Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening — v Q 25 Betsy had come to the set to | nlays'a' good' "KB me" o'f gin"vmnniy Cary united wilh Ann In the i Bu i he Is afraid l<> play bridge, bc- • cause so many of the boys in his band are good bridge players that he could not afford to lose to them all. He won fame on Ihc program I trumped, railed "So You Want to Lead a Baud." Now you know 1 am talking about Sammy Kaye. We are both fron, Cleveland, _O. Sammy formed a band at Ohio University, where he studied civil engineering. His first engagement was at Danccland in Cleveland. spade was led and when West player) the five, declarer played the seven. East won with the eight spot A spade was returned, which declarer won in dummy with the ace At this point lhe ncc of clubs was cashed. Then a small spade was A small club was led and Enst had to win wilh the king Now no mailer what he returned declarer was able to ruff in hi own hand and discard lhe losing club In dummy. Sammy said he thought lhe hand hould be defeated and I agreed. If of reluming a spsxle. IIORI/ONTAJ. 57 Anger 1 Depicted bird 58 Obtains 5 it is used as symbol in 8 II ollen livc.- in a Sammy has a new radio show and had banged down lhe kingjJf^clubs j does a lot we will be He prcsented'iiodily's hand lo me, he'cnsiied tile ace of clubs, before | °_°. 12 God of love 13 Damage 14 Spoken 15 Uiilish botanical' garden 15 Allots 18 Note ol Guido's scale 19 Chemical sufTix 20 Superficial covers .'2 Diminutive suffix '3 Tissue 25 Tree 27 Kind o( bomb 18 Inscels 29 Higher 30 Railroad (au.) .11 Two fpreli.v) ,12 Knockout (ab.) 33 Horned * ruininarrl 35 Boys 38 Land measure 39 Revise 40 Parent 41 Chooses 47 Sun god 48 Gol/ teacher 50 Keels affection 51 Pronoun 52 Sicilian volcano VERTICAL 1 Sioux Indian 2 Egg dish 3 Swear 4 Comparative F »(11 x .S Prayer ending fi Price 7 Woody plant 8 Company (.ib.) 9 Mineral vock 10 Ability 11 Putts up 16 Myself 17 Senior (ab ) 20 Bloodsuckers P E Af? eg. 21 Shines 24 Noisier 2fi Incursion .13 Moijlcn 3< Card game .IS Aim 37 GMCS fixcdl.v 42 Hebrew dcily •4.1 French novclisl 44 Alw.iys 45 Grant 46 Tasto solo (ab.) 4S United SI Hasten &3 Advci liscmenl (ab.) 55 Rieht guard <ab.) of recording, rseforc long he would not hav. been end-played, j MSpread , 0 dr:f : seeing Sammy Kaye and However, we both agreed tnat ae- j s5CerM ( g ,. ajn on television. clarer had made a clever play when 56L k . , the ceremony, but I understand that and salrt, "The boys want to know | trumping the Ihlrd

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