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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. K. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES U VERHOEFP Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witnier Co., New Yorlc, Clilcago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act ol Congress. October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Presj SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blyihevule or any suburban town where carnei service is maintained. 20c per week. 01 85c pel month BY mail, within a radius ol 5U miles S-I 00 pel year $2.00 tor six months, SI 00 foi three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone S10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations Bul now in Christ Jesus ye who somelfnirs uor far off are inntle nl^h by tlte blourl of t'hrM. KpJiesiaus 2:13. • • • Thece is a green hill far au-ajt Without a city wait. Where the dear Lord was crucified Who died to save us all. —Cecil Frances A3e.xar.tier. Barbs An artist's wife was granted $50 weekly alimony. Sort of a drawing account. * » » A Elaine sallrnaker is master of 760 knots and aplit-es. What a ;;rcat trial laivyer he'd make. * * v It's nice to remember that there ivos no sit- down In the horse and buggy days it was all "Get up!" • * * Fencing is advised for grace and poise, hut that's not much licl|) to a congressman. Ills urob- Irm is not how In jump, but which way. * * * When a man says he does no business to speak of, maybe he's a racketeer. Defeat at the Polls Didn't End Hoover's Public Life Herbert Hoover's attainment of his 75th birthday marks the finish of a long, useful public life for the former Republican president. He made that milestone the final one himself. There's no telling what public chores mi^ht still fall to him were he willing to go on serving a little longer. Hoover may well confound future historians, for he resists ensy cataloguing. His is a career of contradictions. In the years after his defeat in 1932 at the hands of the late President Roosevelt, Hoover probably was one of the most severely maligned chief executives in U. S. history. To listen to his Democratic dttractors, one would have thought we had never seen a worse president. He became the symbol ot the Great Depression. Yet Historian Arthur iM. Schlesingcr reports that a poll of historians on the relative stature of American presidents placed Hoover in the "average" group rather than with the poor or below average. Only 10 were rated above average. Hoover the depression president was the same man who had first touched the public imagination by iiis handling of world food and relief problems during and after World \Var 1. In those days the label "humanitarian" was often attached to him. Jt was seldom used in the mU's. President Roosevelt did not see fit to make use of Hoover's evident laluiit for organizational problems. But I'res- ident Trillium did. He relumed the ;ig- ing Californian lo public service in HMO by ordering him to make a two-months' survey of famine-stricken peoples in Iiih';):.a and elsewhere. Then .Mr. Truman chose Hoover to head a new commission on government reorganization. The Republicans' elder statesman pitched in to make the job his crowning, final public duly—a labor of love. Km- lie believes strongly in the need for economies gained through streamlining the sprawled out federal government of today. By now all America knows that the Hoover commission undertook the most gigantic reshaping ot government agencies in world history. No matter in what degree its recommendations are carried out, it will have left its permanent mark on American life. Thus Hoover has stamped his persoii- nlily and character on the nation. But what IIJK happened to him meantime? Did his humiliation in depression times scar him deeply? He would be less Ihan human if it did not. SUM, the jobs he has since held in public service must have gone far toward compensating him. They are proof of his courage in rising above crushing defeat. They are proof, too, of a genuine desire for public servica beyond any normal call of duty. 13est of all, Hoover has demonstrated what an ex-president can do if he is determined to be useful and not lo be thrown into the discard. Challenge for 'Me-Tooers' Guy Gabrielson, newly elected chairman of the Republican National Com- millce, liasn'l had time lo sketch even the bare outlines of a new program for Ihe GOP in coming election campaigns, Hut he has managed to say he will try lo avoid "me-tooism." That is a hopeful sign. If Gabrielson can help his party to find tlie elements of political philosophy which is not only dislinct from that of the Democratic I'arly bill appealing to voters, fie will have done more than his share as chairman. Past chairmen have lended lo focus on campaign ladies in particular Senate and House races around the country. In so doing, they have largely ignored the overall strategy which can come only from a well-conceived philosophy of government. 'J hat lack lias probably been a big factor in the (JOP's repealed downiall in presidential years. No one can think the matter out for lliem; lliey must do ii themselves. The sooner they slavt, Ihe better. That is Gabrielson's challenge: not simply lo win enough places to capture control of Congress for the Republicans, but to help them find a cause that enough people can believe in lo wish to see its chief advocalc in the U hile House in VIEWS OF OTHERS Report on British Press Tlie liberty ol the press. s;<id Blackatcme in liis Commentaries on the Laws ot England, j s CMCinial to the nature of a Free SUte. Some time ago sonic Englishmen apparently had begun to Itar tor tile liberty of the British press. Persons familiar with the working of newspapers had no such fears: but anyway, a Royal Commission was appointed, and it recently came out with its findings In n document comparable to the report of the American Commission on Freedom of the Press. Tlie acute shortage of newsprint in Britain, the commission found, is the greatest difficulty under which the British press is currently laboring. But apparently little can be done to alleviate tins situation until the world's supply is preater and until Britain's balance of overseas payments improves. Beyond (lie shortage of newsprint, the commission found no basis lor the sweeping condemnations occasionally heard. It assured the Hritlsh public that it could "dismiss lioiu its mind any misgiving that the press ot the country is mysteriously financed and controlled by hidden inlliietlcei. and that it is open to the exorcise of corrupt pressure from sell-seeking outside sources." The commission was not without its criticisms, however. It set down two requirements by wlilch tlie press should be judged. It felt that wlllle tile selection ot news may be affected by a newspaper's political and other opinions, the news It reports should be reported truthfully and without excessive bias. And it felt that the number and variety of newspapers should be such that the press ifivcs an opportunity tor all important points o! view to be effectively presented. Britain's quality papers — presumably The Times of London, The Manchester Guardian, etc. —were found to measure up to the standard ol truthful reporting, but the most popular papers lell short of the standard achieved by the best. The press, it is asserted, provides a variety ol opinion, but not for a sufficient variety ol mtcl- lectuul levels. "The gap between tlie best ol Hie quality papers and the general run oj the popular press Is too wide and the number of papers ot an intermediate type is too small." Tiie commission recommended that the newspapers establish a General Council of tlie Press. Tile objects of the council should be to salrguard the freedom of the press.'to encourage the growth of the sense of public responsibility and public service among all er.guscd in the proiession ol journalism, and lo further the ctlleiency ol the profession and the well-being of those vvno practice it. Such s council might help some, but the <-mn- mi.-s!on itself seemed to be of (lie opinion mat the solution of the problems it indicated lay with individual newspapers themselves as they arc presently owned and controlled. "Krce enterprise is a prerequisite ot a free press." it remarked, "ami free enterprise In the case of newspapers ol any considerable circulation will generally mean commercially prolliable enterprise." BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD SO THEY SAY 'Just a Small Sample of My Ingenuity Mister v V SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 19-ta Daring of two Sons of Britain Gives England Hope for Future %/' PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Secretary Snyder Not to Release Report On European Trip Before September WASHINGTON (NBA)—Treasury i legislation Introduced Is piling up i cannot bill believp tinf H,«i t secretary John Snyder ten't talking to nearly 3000 bills in the Senate tempt « Co , m, Ls i,, s p "r e d abo;; h.s big trip to Europe. The j and nearly 7000 in the House. Noll,- I thrugh they a not bc cC-rctRl-ys press conference after j ,„„ is .,„(„„ lo bc done about 95 ; tlu , [ ac ,,. J " la> " ol &e lilr. return produced no information. , ;C r eent of tliese measures Since then he has refused to t.ilk Oniiase World Fedcniiinn about his findings to anyone other th?n government officials, or off the record. Wont given out by the Treasury is that the secretary iwll have nothing to say until Septem- of American Revolu- I.eglnn Race Gels Ilnl This yea:-'., race for national com mi!ii<le>- of the American Legion tion are being maneuvered into a one of the holiest in history! Unt portion of spearheading a drive j recently there were three candl auainst world government move- dates in thn nice all World War I be, Si,- Stafford bripps, British ^J^^^^^^^^ ^-^J'^ Chanr.elor of the Exchequer. rs ar > Imlc llrad cf the ncw campaign, 1 Clarskb-irg. W Va and am en be nvuiB then and the International U, d to „, backed by "the American of Defc.L Secretry Louis John' f> "•" « *"'- ••"'•'-• i.«viviiiii i -.;un KI HL* uacKCci oy tne American Bank and Monetary Fund ran nines } Coalition" of 85 patriotic societies. will meet here for their annual session. Slow Conprcbx If Congress tries to dean up its unfinished business ,it may never get home. The slow-moving 81st in Objective is to -stop growth of the world fedora lion idea. Twenty-'two .•^tf.ti; Ir 1 ;;i.^Ir.tuves have now passed resolutions endorsing world fcdera- Uo pp.i re a course leading towards Jrny ;n'wcl only 38 public bills, [ Two i-p.v.lutions supporting world making them law. The Senate coin- ; i'rciprafi"!' minciples have been in- pletrd action on JG ant] the Hcrnso ; troducr, 1 In Congress. One of them, nn 22. t3 make thus poor showing. It j ~Uw Orel Meyer. Jr., resolutinn— brought, ths total number of public | intrntUicr-rt by "l9 senators and 103 ," merely approves I he laws eiiacU'rt this year to 192. L;ist vrar Conqre&s had enact rd 5D5 lows j \vn-1d federation principle. The In the regular .session endinc early , other—'he Clarence Etreit rc.solw- in Juno. Thi-s jrive.s an ide;t af how I tirai-introduced by 18 senators and four congressmen, would call on the Pn Mrtont In .summon ;i conference nf North Atlantic Pact counlviejs to study the possibiiities for a free, federal union within the United N:itnns framework. Mrs Brulngton says thai, "Since these idealists wouUI have as weaken our portion, both in the matter of a r ms and nat ional securi ty, we far behind the 81st Congress is this ye \r, SeiwtL committees by Anp. I h;id reported out 900 tncanure.s and p.iss- fd G5D Thr HOUAC* h?rl reported out, IfBS :mri pa.wd 1016 Bui these RC- tions it 1 . Ie.v> than 2fO instances covered the same mcj^urcs. Tliere is no co-ordination of r;iJemima In the mcimthnc, the backlog of new firm, has thrown his in the ring. Wilson doesn't, .st u mr.rh fh?.nce this year, but -strong campaign will give Iiim i inside trar:k for next year's racv. This year's election •j.-ill prcbablj .'•eo the- ri'd of power for the World War I "kinsmafccrs" in Legion affairs, Funny Business Humor at the RptniblicHn National Committee meeting in Wa.^h- instoti was of a pretty low order. Happy FeHon, New York fat-man humorist ot stage and screen, WPS imported I--. liven up the 1950 K ; ck- off Dinner which the Congressional Campaign Committee threw. Fei- ton sail he couldn't understnmi why thr New York actors had to pay their a'-enU 10 ner cent, when the t;u v ent fee in Washm-u^n .seemed to be only five per cent He got his bi<>ge<;t hand when he referred to "that great boon to the Republican Prtity—Harry Vaughan," By !)e\Vift Miit-kenzie AT rureigu Affairs Anul.v<,l Two vomig English brothers luvc X"mpli!i€cl the heroic dreams of wls the world over by crossing the Atlantic — 2,1110 miles of lonely, imibhr-3 seas—in a homemade 20- oot sail-boat. It is fitting that ih!$ dangerous ndei taking should h;ive been and Coiin Smith to demonstrate the thesis Ihat Ilritish character remains as it always wtus, despite tho ceomimic and ixiliticnl storm which the country now Is experienc- inp The I/mrion Daily mail says: "The two Smiths stand as typwi wVich prove (here is still nothing wrong witli the British breed. . . , Britain may be down but she is not neitakiiig sou have been ' rian may e own u se s not ichieveil by adventurers hcaiins the ' out Governments come and go but '' ol Smith That's not t'ie men and svoinen of the country m imibiial name which comes • remain. . . . They will fight and beat adier.-ity." ;trance to the tongue, but Ls fi o the rank and file of pioneers he; world o\'cr. Nuturully the liome pre _ ^eiiu.'d on tJiis cxpeclition ol Stanley DOCTOR SAYS The The London News Chronicle, In m obvious reference to Ihe socialites ton which now rules, England, de- H.ues tlnti "security, may beckon lo H disillusioned generation, but there is 1:0 leason to think that co" I rage and skill are dwindling virtues in this mcdern world." The London D.iily Graphic cites tho tervprtrbral Hsk. 1'\\c bat' 1 ' or soltial col 11 inn Is icKlc i v p "f ri Inrpe number ot .sep- aiaf° bo!',c i; called vertebrae. Tin-re are five of these in the lower back or him b.'i r re p ion . B n twee IT t h es e lies a softer tis.sir known as en nil ace. It) some nt»"rnts with bark trouble, or sriiUiea, this softer cart'lace i.s injured atid rtegfTiPrntes. In the cour.-e of time, the decjpner- ntefi -artilayc uny runture betwcrn Hie vcrthrne and •mxi-'** oaln. Di\r=vo«is niFFicui/r Even X-ravs may not sho\v iinv- thins! imnifdiiitely iifter the runtnm has occurred. En the conn ol time. however, the ruoture of a disk will eau^e a narrowincr of the soace between the bones of the vertebral column fit the noir.t where the rup- tvre hns occurred. As a rule those having a first attack of pain caused b:~ a ruptured disk should be treated conservatively, Also conservative treatment is advised for those who have mild altni'l'.s but not too often. those who are years old. and for those in whom the diagnosis is in doubt. For patients with intolerable back pain or pain in the sciatic nerve, those who have repeated severe attacks for long period of lime, and for some others snrpcry may have to be considered. The operation employed In such cases may be i si removal of the ruptured disk or it may include, in addiiion to removal of the disk, a fusion or binding (o?elher of the two vertebral bones between which the disk lies. The recognition of the fact that ruptures of this kind can occur and can in most cases be successfully treated surgically has given relief to a great many who would otherwise have suffered for years with intolerable pain. Note: Dr. Jordan !> unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one ' the most frconently liked questions in his column. QUKSTtON: What, is the cause if gray hair in a yonn? nerson? }oes it come from worrv? AXSWtK: Tiie most 'probable cal'se of gray hair in a younc per- on is heredity. At one of the larenls—probably the mother—also :ot gray hairs early. Most doctors ire skeptical about worry hi youth is a cause of gray hair. IN HOLLYWOOD Ry Erskinc Johnson XKA Staff Corrp.s|K>iirient rv . r (For It (the strip-teasel is like (he circus. It has a tradition that can never bc broken. And 11 lins a carnival quality. And people like it. You put a. Sirl up there with Just the right amount ot clothing off and the liphts Just so and vou've tot something thai people dream about.—Siiiyvesani Van Veen, associate prole.ssor of art. New Voik city College. # * * Because we e.xisl In these limes, it is di!limit to appraise their historic Import. What America decides today, what she plans for tomorrow, ran detorminc (lie sort of world your sranrlsoi:* will ixisscss whether it be covemcd by jnsiin* or enslaved by loice.—Lt.-Gen. Robert L. Eichelueijer. EVi: AKtiKX c joliiison u-Iio is on \ncalion.> HOLLYWOOD —iNEAl— Rc- nicinbor tliat bright new world we wr-rc ]iio]nlsp(i n row years ago? V.'cll. it's here. Television IKI.S dc- posiu-ci it on Ihe doorstep You know what television is. Everyone ciors. Everyone, that i-;. who hn.s the SL.'50 to buy a set. a i;oocl credit ratins at a sture. or .1 nniiciint; acqilaiutanee v.ith the corner tavern. Sf» I botiuht a television set "«* McKENNEY CN PRIDSE BY MTU.I.UI E. McKKN.VEY America's Card Authority Written fur NEA Service pictured long quiit evenings at liime with my little brood ^all^- ercd about, enjoying the cnteruiin- nicnt. I overlooked the shambles the Insinuation inaric room. Furniture Aerials waving on the roof. At I was ready for the homc- gro;vu entertainment. S» what li:i|ipeiietl? l^vcrj lliinp. .\ud nultiing. 1>icl YOU ever see Sliirley DiliMl.ile with stripes linwn lur fuee ami Judy Splinters suspended from the rcilinjj? attacked one knob. Tliey "inked like a football team, with pop calling the signals. I consulted the log lor shows the next evening. We dragged out ihe blackout curtains from the! attic .ind camouflaged the hon-c-. So whut happened? The writers j of my radio show telephoned. They : - f wanted me to come nsht over for - ~ - " a story conference " I ls jhow "- Do you think North ,...„ .,„ IVlI . kn .., Isliould support his partner's dia- -l^w^SS-rsSlrSS .Here's ')n Good Kidding Look 01 cr today's hand and Nest morning the rep.iirmen ' his wasn't [lie brave new* world the auvei ti.scment. promised. I was supposed to be in tlie ciri'le—not • oft' hiliiing to keep it round. i Next morning the children re- ] of the living , ported that the show was great, i shoved around. ! They m ver had such a good time. ] 'in Ihcir lives. So. that evening,; T .\e went through all those prcpa- j rations attain. Yon know w hat they are: we're suffering with this together. j I was eomforlable in a robe and slippers. My chair was soft, hie ; is never cozier. Tire children weie fmir diamonds. Now when Nonh birl<i five diamonds, the contract goes down one tr'-k. . came. They didn't have any trouble at all .In a nutter of seconds. .. lined up on the couch, their blight eyrs shining anticipatorily. . , Tiie program came on. And he- they had the video equivalent of , fore in-. f ycs I saw a short-eared Ma Perkins, fence and all. I had : donkey rid'lne on a clowns back the bill for their visit. Waits \\itli llaili-,1 Krcatli That night we rushed through dinner for the hi^ sho'.v. With Ibokrd like a little IMV i to ki$o\v in grammar school. Tin'ii ihr doneky flew into the air ; and the little hoy did a ballet liki- She.u-er in "The Hed Sho batcd breath I tnrnrd the dials in , . v ,,,, :i , ,-- : the proper order. The screen eould- j Surldtnly he looked like n't have been clearer. Five intn- shraror \ never tlioupht he'd grow the '--" A J 10 7 5 Lesson Hand on Bidding South West Xorth Fv<d 1 » Pass 3 » Pa < s •I » Pass 5 « Pi, S3 Opening—V J 03 then doorbell voice mes to g" rang. "Hello, K\c." n booming bounced me against the wall. And there were my old friends liom Wrehawkcn whom I iuutu't seen in six months. Hadn t mir.sed them either. "Just driving by and saw the aerial on vour ronf. I-'igmrri you had a television set and we'd drop In and watch some shojvs with you.'* Helme I nuiM xty I n.'s on ir.y way out. Ihe whol- mob - ac-tu.illy th. ic vxeic only fcicr of lhen>>- ruihed past, headed lor thi si'., While it is true that occasionallj a hand bid correctly will go dnuti nevertheless there must be something worng with this line of bidding if there is a safe g.ime a no trump. d you so down at ; minor suit game contract. Aluay bear in mind that it takes 11 trick to make game In tlie minor s;;it£ while only nine In no trump. Therefore, when South opens th —~ i bidding with a diamond. North' Srirntifu- "palm icadinc" done! first ihoufht should bc of a earn by c-r,i.Mne the hands often will' contract. Jle can always bid a lo civible I'.e phyt-cMii to d-tc-ct • of diamonds, but why not. tn.-t o many disease* otherwise difficult i all. make a constructive bio of to dlagnoM. | t wo c ) u bs? M South then bids Just beautiful. Then every turned purple and someone 'Aa- li-Ls^iiii; at my avul. "Motmnv. wake lip. You slept all llnoirsh the tele\isinn shit\v." I i^.i vtas sa\in.c. And so I did. Bin don't misunderstand I think television's crcat. I just hope I I get 10 see it sometime before thus ' world passes on. d ! brave new That's a problem which the people of Join- Bull's island arc try- IIIK to iror out in their harrassed minds rich! now as they struggle with a fierce economic crisis whose en'i no man can foresee clearly. A wnera! election to select a new parliament is due to take place not Inter than next summer. Is Biit- ain'.s (hit socialist government capable of ha'iriling this crisis, or must the country return to the free enterprise sponsored by the conservative party under which tlie war was fought? As indicated in this column yesterday, the consensus of neutral observers is that the British Socialist Party isn't responsible for tire present, terrible economic crisis in England. The crisis was the result of two wars nnd was inherited. However, the question most cer- tal::ly arises whether socialism, with its nationalization and paternalistic supervision of the Indivd- ual. s capable of meeting this great emergency. Time alone can answer that. Whatever might be the effect o^ a long term of socialism on thpj character of the British people, I for one arn prepared to accept the view of the London Press that Individualism still runs stronfly through British veins. I had my headquarters in London for some 18 years, and was with British troops on the b-ittlefields of two world conflicts. Believe me, they contributed their share of private initiative to the. allied cause. So long as. the initiative shown by the young Smith brothers per- sUts Britain's future would seem to be secure de.spite present difficulties. However, that statement must be qualified by this thought: America on the whole believes In "free enterprise," she does not believe that any nation can replace private initiative with nationalisa- tion and paternalism and still re- tin its greatness. 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille ,wo diamonds, which is his correct bid. North can bid three diamonds. Look at the difference this makes .o the South player. He knows his artner can lake care of the club uit, he has shown a fit in diamonds, and now South can make Mr. and Mrs Kendall Berry announce the birth of a son on Aug]ist 17 the baby has been named Jerry. Phil Robinson of Nashville, Tenn.. , is the gtiest of his mother. Maqjtf fhlllips Robinson, who lives at Ho^ tcl Noble. Curtis Little, county representative, and for many years active leader in cxserviee men affairs, was elected commander of the Dud Cason Post of the American Legion last night. a safe bid of three no trump. Thi= can be made—six diamond tricks.! U.S. Consulate Closes two clubs, and a heart trick. There is another raa<on why North should not jump to three diamonds v\-ith_.this type of hand. He only has one control and most of the good players today generally have at least two controls In their own hand when they make a jump bid CANTON. Aug. -Jt). tfpi — The American Consulate General was closed officially here late yesterday. Ten plane flights to Hong Kong removed all bi't a Ccw of the personnel. A handful remained to wind up the consulate general's ! business. Feal-hered Friend Answer to Previous Puzzle EIMGloL HORIZONTAL 1.8 Depicted bird 13 Repair 14 Weird 15 Ontario (ab.) 1G Trap 18 Greek letter 19 Prophetess 21 Peel 2-1 So be it! 28 Join 29 Sound quality 5 Proboscis 6 Sea eagle " I'eriod of S Observ es 9 Pror.onn If-Anger 11 Suitable 1?. Beverage l"0f the thing 10 Harden 20 Perched 21 Mother or father 30 Egyptian sun 22 Diminishes god 23 Symbol fc? 31 Paving I'uther.iuni material 2:j V.'itUcisni 36 Native metal 37 Paid notices 3 3 Symbol for tellui mm •12 Brad 13 Epistle (ab.) 4-1 Disorder 32 Summer (Fr.)26M;ike possible 45 Persia 34 Exist 35 Homan emperor 37 Gudrun's husband 39 Former Russian ruler 40 Feat 41 Foes 47 Turkish oftic=r 50 Those who mimic 51 B;ncmy 54 Caravansary SGColton fabrics 58 It is a bird i3 Sudden. sp;i5m<:dic exhalations through the nose VERTICAL 1 Blood money 2 Poultry 3 Devotee 4 Mountain 2V Sea nymph 33 Ag 46 Italian city •J7 On.-ig 48 Jewel 4D Constellation 51 Turkish headdress 52 Individual 5.'{ Worm DO Indian mulberry 57 Knrly English (ab.)

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