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PAGE BIX (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. - H. W HA1NEP Publiiher ' JAMES L. VERHOEFF Editor PADL D. HUMAN. Advertising Ham«er Sol» N«tlon»J Advertising Representative*: ' Wallac* Witmer Co., New Yort Chicago, Detroit. AUutt. Ucmphlt. '• Enttred u »econd cliss matter »t the port- olflc* it Blyliieville, Arkansas, under act ol Con. October ». 1917. Member ol Thi /usoctiltd Preii SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blytheville oc »nj suburban town where carrlei service u main- uiued, 20c per week. 01 85c pei month Bv mall, within • radius ol 50 miles M.OO p« JUT. $2.00 for ill months, SI-00 foi three months: •by mail outside 60 mile zone HO.OO per ye«i ' payable In advance. Meditations But sanctify the Lord Cod In your hearts: and to ready alwayt to five an answer lo every man that aaketh you a reason of the hujie that it in ;«* with meekneo and fear.—I Feler 3:15. • • • A Christian U a man in Christ. "If any man be tn Christ." A Christian is a man lor Christ. "Glorify God ln p your body and spirit which are ; God't."—Richard Fuller. Barbs H then are no liberties left, perhaps It's because everybody is talcing them. • • • Dentists adriae a|alnst useless tooth pulllnf. : That ahould meet with fbe approval ol every taxpayer. • • • Thieve* robbed t 360-pound North Carolina man of $600 worth of clothes And It probably wis hU best suit. ' ^ • » * There an ao many reporti of folks swallowing eollia, aaiety pina, bolts, etc., that even the storiea art hard to digest. • • • A case lor the public welfare guardians; the railroad yardman who threatened to lake a switch to his son. Germans Show Real Interest in Freedom A headline the other day on an item of foreign news by Associated Press ; Writer DeWilt MacKenzie recited that : "Britain's Socialists Are .Facing Competition from Germany". And down in the item it was explain: ed that the competition was for economic power in Europe, rather than '. political. But economic and political 1 power these days seem to go hand in hand. ; Germany, if the recent elections can be considered a criterion of tilings to come as the Germans rebuild after World War II, is starting off with emphasis ; on free enterprise and that start was demonstrated at the polls. And perhaps there is sound reason for England to be taking notice since a Socialist regime is running the government in that country and free enterprise in recent years has suffered some setbacks. And more than that, England is encountering money troubles which . threaten lo throw her for an economic loss. Those who try to be fair in weigli- 'ing the situation in Britain point out that two world wars brought more strain than the British treasury could stand and that money troubles were inevitable regardless of whether the Labor Parly or the Conservatives were in power. It is too early to say thai Ihe Labor Party will not be able lo pull Britain through, or whether the trend will continue to the left with more and more government control of industry. Likewise it is a bit early to feel with any degree ot certainly that \Vest Germany quickly will take firm hold of the free enterprise idea, which was so great a factor in making America great. But we can see the recent German elections as holding some promise that Ihe new Germany will build on a more sensible foundation that it did when it looked to militarists and dictators to • lead them into the promised land. And, if free enterprise in Germany can show more progress than England with the Socialists in power, then both {. nations and the entire world may bene- wit. England, we believe, will change her political pattern in her determination to remain one of the world's economic ixjwcrs, and with a democratic Germany and sound economy in England, America should find the support she must have if she is to guide the world into an era of peace and worthwhile development. wrve Sy»tem, believes our economic growth may eventually be stifled if we don't reduce income taxes so American* will be more venturesome with their savings. McCabe, a Republican, is a former Pennsylvania banker and manufacturer. This is his first important utterance since he became chairman. Undoubtedly there will be many efforts to dismiss the statement as just another businessman's blast against high taxes. It's true, of course, that business has always wailed about the "ruinous" effects of income levies. From the start each new boost in rates has been opposed as certain lo destroy initiative. But the fact that the American economy lias continued to grow and develop through all these increases should not blind us to the possibility that Ihe arguments may at some point become valid. On the day WcCabe's statement appeared, the Census Bureau reported a total U. S. lax bill for fiscal 1018 of 554,500,000,000. That is close to 25 per cent of the national income. When a fourth of the country's income is ueing siphoned out ol the economic stream into government, isn't (t reasonable to examine carefully the effect this drain is having on our productive system? It may be trite to say it, but it is after all our economy which supports our various governmental enterprises. We cannot indefinitely expand the latter without having regard for the continued productiveness of the former. Government cannot live on a sluggish, stagnating economy. And that is what worries McCabe. He contends that risk-taking by American investors has been discouraged by federal tax policies. He especially would like to see un end to double taxation of corporate dividends. He thinks this would greatly speed the flow of savings into invests ments and help to push ahead the country's frontiers in technology and production. A thorough review of taxes and thtlr relation to tile economy is long overdue. Congress has talked about it for years but lias takeu no real action. Last year Ihe House passed a general tax revision bill, but it was a cluttered affair that did little to end the confusion un major points. And it died in the Senate. A full-scale assault on the tax problem ought to be high on the congressional agenda for 1950. We've been drifting long enough. VIEWS OF OTHERS Hope in Germany Perhaps democracy has a better chance in Germany than many observers have been predicting. Tile vote for tlie new parliament yesterday was larger than expected. Tlie Comnmn- ists lared badly, while German politics is criticized for spawning too many parties, tlie tour factions on the ballot were matched In tlie 1948 presidential election by four more or less "major" candidates. True, the campaign in western Germany was niaikcd both by apathy among tile masses and a resurgence ol nationalist arrogance. But Hie background of democracy in Germany is pretty slight -^less than that of the United States at the lime of the Declaration of Independence. And surely the thinking Germans rmisl realize alter tne lesions of two World wars that thclt present choice is between democracy and recurring cliaos The election Sunday does not by any means prove that, they have decided on the former, yet it is a good sign. -MINNEAPOLIS STAR SO THEY SAY Eruption, or Just a Lot of Smoke? U.S. Accepts 'Calculated Risk' In Dealing With Tito's Regime The DOCTOR SAYS By Ertwlll P. Jordan, M.D* Wrltlen for NEA Service Brucellosis, which includes the more commonly known imdulaut fever, Is serious for people and animals alike. Cattle, swine, and Boats are the animals particularly affected. It has been estimated that one animal out of 20 of the cattle In the Untied States are afflicted with the germ causing brucellosis and the economic loss to the livestock industry conies to more than »1.000,000.000 yearly. The important problem In cattle is to pick out the five pe cent who have the disease so that they can be prevented from spreading It ro the healthy animals. This can be done by glvi"? Mood test to all animals introduced Into herds. Perhaps the most Important step of all. however. Is to remove Infected animals from the herds so that they will not spread the diseases. DIFFICULT TO DIAGNOSE When human beings are infected it is'lly hecanvp they have come contact with infected mnu or have drunk un-pasteurized milk from infected cows or goats. The disease in human beings Is partlc- By DeWItt MacKtdzle AP Foreitu Affairs Analyst Washington's decision to allow Red Yugoslavia to buy & three million dollar steel mill in this country, thereby increasing that Balkan country's military potential, marks a bold development of U.S. policy. Emphasis Is given to It by the probability that the Yugoslavs also will be granted a large American- backed loan from Ihe World Bank. Clearly this gesture toward Communistic Belgrade represents what Secretary of Stale Dean Acheson bluntly described as a "calculated risk." Marshall Tito, dictator of Yugoslavia, is no friend of capitalistic uncle Sam. It's only as far back as 1946 that the Keneralis- simo's gunnel's were shooting down American airplanes, with loss of life, alter our flyers had been driven over Yugoslav territory by bad weather. •Tito was made to pay reparations'' for this "outrageous performance" —btn that itidn't change the leopard's spols. True the Marshal! ostensibly broke with Moscow some 14 months ago over his reftisil to abandon nationalism and place the soviereignly oi his country in u.j hands of the Kremlin. U. S. is Aware of Risks involved However, this whole Moscow-Tito row could be a trick to fool the PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Senate Committee's Newest Agri Bill Is Described as 'Farmyard Junk Pile' WASHINGTON farm 'egislation (NBA) — New now before the Senate Agriculture Committee can bcit be likened to a farmyard junk pilr being put together with baling wire. Maybe there's no use getting ex- citerf about It, yet. Tbs sixth draft of the bill being assembled by New MF xico Senator, and former Secretary of Agriculture, Clinton Anderson's subcommittee may lie rewritten am In, a number of times. In executive session hearings over the part week-end, Secretary of Agriculture Charles BrnmiRii is believed to have severely criticized his old bcsr.'s handiwork.'s own production pay- men t.s farm plan was of course criticized 'o death in the But the proposed Anderson bill substitute, in its present form, is a com- pl«'te political patch-work. It takes parts of the Aiken bill. Lhe Hope bill, the Pace bill, the Steagall amendments, the new Gore farm bill recently passed by the House, nnd even parts of the Bran- nnn pl.'n itself. On top of this it piles -some new ideas which are best ldcnti f lf"1 as representing the views of Allan Kline, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Congressman Gore's House hill was al^o generally credited with Bureau Gore Is planning to run having been inspired by the Farm for the Senate in 1950. Other Tennessee congressmen have accu-cd of baekiiiR this Ircislation to nnf(nrv farm price support provisions might co^t the government as much as S8.0QO,oao,CCo in 1950. This Ls higher even thriii most estimates on what the Brannan farm plan might have cost. National Fanners' Union hits' been backing the Brannan plan f rom Ih? ^tiirt, and was against Hie lore bil- Just as consist en tly. ?he Farm Bureau has been opposing the Bnmnan plan. Sectional Split ^ tli? Farm Bureau, however, h-is been considerable feud- Kline, representing largely rn < r :nd western corn and \vhrjt states, is primarily interested n strniis supports for those crops. This i.ssue was fou-ihl out at a recent merlin of Farm Bureau directors i;i Chicago. As a result, F'rm policy was changed. The zition now favor? higher supports for cotton and other basic cojmnotlMic.s, with quotns and mar- eMp" vTomeiits on all crops. After the House upwt the Bran- mUtce realize that the Gore bill wouldn't do. At this Juncture Senator Anderson announced "he wcAild draw up a new, compromise farm bill. The Farm Bureau lia.s had a bin hand in its drafting. But what they have produced so far has been criticize.] as having so many compromises ir it that it is completely unclear and tin-workable. It will :crd much redrafting to lake out the ambiguity. The b'll seems to accept jthc Aiken formula for flexible- price supports on the basic commodities— wheat, corn, tobacco, vice, cotton and peanut*. But it raises minimum support level from 60 to 75 per cent of parity Then it flatly sets tobac- ro Mmnort. at 90 p* 1 *" cent parity I'larly difficult because of the problem of diagnosis which is by no means easy and it has a tendency to become chronic, in which stage it is even harder to diagnose and to treat. The typical acute attack starts with fever, a chilly foeling. loss of weight, excessive sweating, headaches, and pains In (lie muscles. As a /u!e. the fever goes up and down which has given the disease its name of unduJanl fever. Many cases, however, arc far from typical and unfortunately there is no sure test which will reveal the presence of it in human beings If brucellt fs can be wined »out In dairy and me t animals, it should eventually cease lo be a problem for human beings. It is also Important to develop a better means of testing for th: disease as well as better means of treating It. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will a.s\ver cue of the most frequently asked questions in his column. • • * QUESTION: I am tn agony because mosquitoes and gnats love me and bit rie terribly. When they bite T pet little blisters which contain a watery fluid. ANSWKR: Stay away from these Insects if yo can. You could try one of the newer mosquito repellents. Western powers into giving aid to Yugoslavia—aid which later would be turned them in furthering the expansion of the Communist empire. Washington is quite well aware of that. Why then do we leatid aid and comfort Tito? The answer is that the conflict between Moscow and Belgrade may not be phony but the real thing, indeed, most of the evidence seems to support this view. The present picture we have is that of a Tito who still clings to a modified Communism which stands for nationalism. He refuses to accept the Russian Bolshevist edict that Lhe sovereignty of all satellite states like Yugoslavia rests in Moscow. Assuming that Yugoslavia Ls at loggerheads with Moscow, there arc sound reasons for giving the Balkan states assistance. Yugoslavia could be a powerful obstruction to further communist imperial expansion in Europe. Yugoslavia in Strategic Spot c*4 For one thing, the mere fact that T Tito is defying the might of Russia is encouragement to other small nations to stand firm against aggression. lUoreover, military Yugoslavia is one of the most important 15 Years Ago In BlythevillG — Mrs. Jake Huffman, Frank, and Virginia Huffman have returned from a inntor trip to Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana. A group of intimate friends of Mrs. Lou Echals of Memphis, form- nlf-M p.nd pa.sseri (he Gore bill. Agriculture Committee ( B supnort for all crops on which | erlv of here, complimented her marketing quotas or acreage allot- with a luncheon Wednesday at mr-nts are in effect. In the end, ev- ervthing would probably get flO per cert. The Anderson bill then seems to provide for support prtce, loan or production payment operations for perishable commodities. there'. 1 - a catch. Brannan plan- win Farm Bureau support in Tm- nes-sec. Put other farm organizations are affslnst the Gore bin. National Grniwe otficinls have estimated lhat its risid GO per rnit, of parity nan the he:d b-:ef hearings. They were called to ronsuier the so-called Thomas • of Oklahoma! farm bill, which would have- *et up the Brannan plan But iho hearings nrver sot .->round tn the Thomas bill. They talked a'nut everything else. Hrfnrr Ihe Senate Committee. Aluin K'inn testified that dairy pro-s sl-oi'lti be considered as sec- s in the sunport pro- cr?m." This angered Charles W. Hoiman ot The Milk Producers' Fed- j tner , n -' in on the lower-priced farm er^tion mi'; he has since been gun- produce. It would probably double nit 1 " Toi Kline. j the cost. And the onlv perishable All 'hi;-, f.'rm organization politics | (nut conld be .supported would be mi'.de :!u? Senate Agriculture Com- something liSce watermelons. type production payments would be barred an perishables like livestock or milk if the price support opera- lions c-'.n IK carried out on their more stornble products. What, this seems to mean Is that livestock could not be supported if canned meat could be supported, or milk could not be supported if could be swppoited. The ef- . fect is to require supports on the higher-priced processed foods, ra- today's hand. Morehead pointed out that all problems must be given -careful onsidciation. South, the declarer. bases in Europe, it is the eastern sentinal of the Adriatic—Russia's gateway to the sea, across which lies an Italy that Moscow would ffive its rieht arm to bring Into the bol.shevist cam. Yugoslavia is the most powerful of the Blkin states. Her 15.000.000 people not only are fiercely inde- nendent but arc among the world's Bo best ftenters. I have traveled in that country—talked with all classes. They are intcnsly proud of their .sovereignty and are ready to fight to preserve It. a fact which lends strength *o tlie idra that Hip Tito- Kremlin battle over sovereignty is the re^3 thine. All these circumstances explain why the United States for the first time since the war is deliberately sending "war-potential" material to Communist government. Other staellite states in hav( heen Eastern Europe for American has a problem as to whether to de- s-r^rr r-' ^ i — Ml £« s, rx be used for war- But in the case* YiRostivia the United States IN HOLLYWOOD lly Krskine Jnfinsnn N*K.\ Staff Cnrre5[Kim!rnt king of hearts immediately? His proper play is 'to trump the opening lead of the ace of hearts, then lead the king of .spades. East will win and return a diamond. Declarer snould not take the fine.sse, but should win the trick with the ace. play his queen of spades, nnd at this pom 1 play the ace and king. nf club.*:. If the queen docs not fall. i he can ?o over (o dummy, riiscarfl th* deuce of clubs on the king of hearts, and now take the diamond :inr.=se. But when declarer peLs the liKky break of the queen of clubs drnp- he should lead the deuce of •lub-s ai'd finesse the nine spot in of is taking the "calculated risk." vVill Our Economic Growth Be Stunted by Taxation? Thomas B. McCabe, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Re- I cannot nn^orsUnd why u-e lock the front door in Europe and kct'jj the back door oi>en.—Sen Kenneth S, Wherry iR-> ol Nebraska, referring to lack of aid by the U. S. Lo China. • • • Out Kansas way, folks don't bother to delme why they're friendly. They ju^t arc.—Joyce C. Hall, president, Hallmark Greeting Card Co. V * * Sonic critics of the Brannan plan oppose it because it serves both the larmer and the consumer. In my judgment tills is one ol its greatest aj-scls. A program that tienclits only one group is not workable nor is it desirable.—Ohio Grange Master Joseph W. Fichter. » * * These recommendations of drastic reforms are opixtoed by many bureaucratic empire builders. It is only the citiwni who can slop such obstructionism,—Former President Herbert Hoover, referring lo the Hoover commission's recommendations tor government reorgant7alion. • • • II the military requirements as staled by us in 1939 could have been niet at that tune by the necessary action, we could have wliutlco away six months of the war, saved about 550.000,000,000 and prevented hundreds ol thousands of casuaitiefi.—Gen. Geoigc C. Marshall. * * * There is little doubt in my mind that ihc Soviets already have < a torn) bombs similar to ours, and that the rumors of them being levied ire true.—Vladimir X. Ipatlefl, protestor emeritus at Northwestern University. why have other By Alan I.add fFor Ermine Johnson. who is on vacation.> HOLLYWOOD —iNEAl— Every so often I'm asked questions which are difficult to explain to those who nre unfamiliar with the workday 5chec3ules and lorn;-ran^e economic problems of a motion picture player. For example. Tin asked why I bother to maintain a ranch. The truth Is that when I'm finally turned out to pasture I want to have a pasture where I can go. In other words, the ranch is a ton a fide business proposition for the raising and breeding of thoroughbreds. It isn't a luxurious toy. I'm merely looking? fm-ward to the future as any salaried man does in anv Job. Some day he's off the payroll and he hopes to have place to retire and still pick up a few bucks to pay the s; roc fry bill, I love horses and I want to spend those yo^rs armmrt them. There are other questions. Why undo you have to think nbout the: re;i work just ;is there arc In other | lint's. For nnr thm^. the success j Fpan of ;ui actor is usually shorter [ hv >cvont years than that of an-! other profession where ac:e is con- , pfdercfi an asset instoricf of a li;i- i bility Por^nnally. I hone to keep on artiM-: for mnnv more years but kirl yoursrlf? Most players to quit lone cforc they're tn ensh in tlioir chips. in invest your savings in businesses which should conUmi? throughout your lifelime ^nd \\ill thus nrotect vourself and your fnimly Per.sonally. T believe in tint tine my money into something th;'t I "know about. And I like to own it myself so that T can sec wh;it happens to it, nicik* 1 derisions, can either succeed a [or fail on mv own without turning it coin nip} el v over-to others to run. T .nhvnvs like to own something (pimible for my money—not a piece of pmipr I may have to hock nnsscsstons some day. For that I don't tnke flyers in the McKFNNEY ON BRIDGE BY WII.lilAM K. McKEXXET America's Card Authority \Vritlcl for NEA Service Careful Planning Makes This Slam me other day I wgs talking a-it. AJnert K. ilorehcafl. secretary of War Or|)li£iis Scholarships, about. vour free time between pictures? Why docs a motion picture pbver employ a business manner atiri a staff of workers? Etc. Etc. future when you make sn much j Mork m.irket. don't buv oil money? What do ynn do with all or riunnond-mine-niaylw stock. I ; k tiow .<on;e t)eopi i % lia vc bcen very ' Micir^fni w -itn these ventures but it just doesn't happeti to be for me. T know other playprs pet the I- Thai is why I bouaht the ranch, .vame q\ieslions and I'm certain | That's ^hy I invested money in that the same s;enernl problems j n radio transcrlntion company. I confront all of us. T think the cur- j know Miiuethhisr about those lines rent misconception Parted back In j nnd they're small buMncssfs. not Hollywood's carlv dav> when thCjhuce c-orporations. Not that 1 dnn't public got tlie icica that a movie • miikr un^t^kc. 1 : A year or so .1^0 star lived a lotus-ratine life. That | T f:oi':drri a rltrus and avocado AJS63 * 1097. * J 9 5 3 » A1097 5 » Q63 + 10874 N W E S Dealer 4A2 WQJ86 43 « 8V2 + Q6 « KQ 10974 V None k » A K J 3 + AK2 Rubber—Neither Vul. South West North Fist 2 4 ftss 4'* Pass 64 Riis PcoS Pass Opening—.V A 23 dummy. Oi the of clubs he can dtsrarrl the five of diamonds, inr] on the khiR of hcarls discard tlif jack of diamonds. Thus, caieful planning solves the declarers problem. Dedicatory Sacrifice Twenty thousand human victims were slaughtered by the Aztecs as part of a rclieiou' festival dedicating n great pyramid in Tenoch- titlan. according pedia Britaunica. to the Encyclo- Read Courier News Want Ads. the home of Mrs. E. D. Ferguson. Sharing honors with .Mrs. Echols was her sister Mrs. Arthur Himtley of Memphis. Other guests were Mesdames W. W. Hollipeter. p. E. Cooley, Emma Burney. O. C. Ganske and A. C. Haley, Miss Marion Coolej'. The afternoon was spent in playing rook. On the Air V/aves Answer to Previous Puzzle may have been I me but tins is another peneriuion and we've M'en too many old-time pliers now strugp/ltne in "extra" roles. Basically, our motives are the same as any other fellow who works for pay and rire.ims of security. However, tlieic arc *pe- . , ........... ,, ..... ... ...... .., eiallzed situations in our line of ' received pretty good advice. 'he main- years of work W'e have pu' in helping to achieve the goal of provitJine scholarships and educational opportunities [or the children of servicemen killed in (he last w;ir. The generosity of colleges, ti'atie school? and the general pub- iic is going to make it possible for ii.- to help put a lot more children in sclioo] this, coming year. cvove would make n profitable side- w e !»vc been confronted with line at the ranch. We planted m ">' proMrms in handling this some 30i> lives, ijst winter the j aciiviiy lor American war orphans, whole venture flopped when most i :>"0 experience has been our best of ihc prove died—It snowed In ! teach»r I nid to Morehead, "May- Cnlifmnu! 1 know it's a cliche • be our 'r.\i::ma at the bridge table. but I :>ill think that. t°ic i-'noem-'kci' ' where we h:i\c had many pr.-b uhn was told to stick to his last . lems to M>!\2. has helped us a k>t." illien we had > discussion about HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted actress 9 Rebound 11 Placard 13 Man's name 14 Type of wood 16 Fruit drink m'hat thing 18 Roman magistrate 19 While 20 For fear thai 23 Agreement 25 Scottish sheepfold 2C Skill 27 Sun god 28 Ream <.ib.) 29 She a rndio actress 30 Symbol for tantalum 31 New Guinea port 32 Dutch city 34 L.leking hair 35 Small binb 37 On lime (ab.) 38 Fragment 43 Universal langungc 4? 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