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PAGE FOUX BLYTHEVDLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWi THX COURIER NXWS OO. H. W HAINE8, PublUhar JAMES U VERUOEPT Editor • PAUL D. HCUAN, Advwtltini •ol* National Advertising fupresantatftw: Wallace Witmer Co, New Vork. Chicago. Detroit Atlanta. Uemphla. entered u Kcood clau matter at the poM- offlc* at Blythevlllt, Arkuuu, undtr act ol Con- freea, October », It IT. Shall Not Return!' Member of The Auoclated Preat •UMSCRIPTTON RATES: By carrier In the city ol BlythevUle or any suburban town where carrier service to maintained, JOc per veek, or 85o pet month By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles M.OO per j-ear, (2.00 for liz months, 1100 for three montna: by mall outilde M mile tone (10.00 per fear payable in advance. Meditations The L«rd tUndeth tip U plead, and aUndeth to judge thr people.—l&aLah 3:13. * * * There Is indeed a God that hears and sees whate'er we do. —Plautus. Barbs In one week 155,350 automobiles were produced. We can't believe there were that many right in front of u* on our way home from work. # » » Two men were arrested in Illinois with U p*in of loaded dice. We wonder, will the? »faoot their way out rf jail? » • • This generation is reported much slower at billa than the last. There are no more t tier*. W won't be Jrwf until pumpkin* will he looking pfe- eyed I * * * P"eathere are coming back on women's headgear. When are hats coming back? Communities Measured By Interest in Youths Dr. Kenneth McFarlnnd, Kansas educator and perhaps one of the most successful public speakers in America, in •peaking at the banquet of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce last week, touched on • subject which at this time is of particular importance to both Blytheville and Osceola. Dr. McFarland simply said gome- thing every thinking person has known for years. He said Jthe future of any community hinges on those high school •tudenta who get their diplomas each June and then set about becoming our lawyers, engineers, merchants, i'arm- ers, clerks and businessmen. Very true, isn't it? Especially when you realize the average age of a high school graduate is 18 and that more than 90 per cent of them are ready to become citizens of the community almost immediately on graduation for only a few are fortunate enough to attend colleges, in just a few short years, the high school graduate is a job-holding, registered voter. Therefore, as Dr. JMcFarlancl put it, "We are literally raising a community in our schools each year." We might deduce from this statement that the kind of community we have depends a great deal on the kind of 18-year-old who gets that diploma in June. To follow this reasoning even further, \ve might conclude that very few things in our cities are more important than our school children, the persons who teach them and the opportunities they have to learn. If our community is to continue to prosper, our children must be competent, honest and skillful. That is very important. Dr. AlcKarland would call it good business. On September 27 Blythevitle voters will consider a measure which would raise the school tax from 18 lo 30 mills. Part of this increase would go to pay off a $500,000 bond issue which would be necessary to construct the proposed new high school building. A similar project will be considered b'y voters in the Osceola School District on that same day. The southern Mississippi County city is considering construction of a $181,000 elementary school. It might be said that the voters will decide whether or not the children will even get the educational facilities which, by national standards, they are entitled to. Jt is unpleasant but evidently true that Arkansas and Mississippi have long been the 47th and 43th stales in regard to providing their children with educational opportunities. We don't know what Ihe good folks of Mississippi are doing about it, but we recognize the September school elections as an excellent opportunity for Ar- kunsans to up their rating a hefty noich or two. Congres* it now engaged in on* of iU periodic tfforti to brinjr Gen. Douglas MacArthur home from overseas. Numeroui triei have been made in the year* since World War II ended, but alwayi without success. Each time Macarthur has said "No," declaring that his duties will not permit him to leave his post. Last year the pressure on him was heavy. It came from his backers in Congress who believed his presence at home might start a stampede for him at the Republican National Convention. Though his hat was in the ring, the general stayed in Tokyo. Now members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee want the general home for questioning on future American policy in China. lie's been asked to return for that very reason before. He answered then that others were better qualified than he on the Chinese issue. Once more he has answered "No." So unless Defense Secretary Johnson orders him home, General MacArthur will stay right in Tokyo. It's hard to see why the general is so thoroughly wedded lo his post aa Allied commander in Japan. General Clay, for a long time iMacArlhur's counterpart in occupied Germany, came home many times during his tenure. If it weren't for that famous hat encrusted with gold trim, one might almost think the general had grown shy. VIEWS OF OTHERS One-Man Rule in Congress We can't help being shocked, but we should not be surprised, sixty years ago Woodiow Wilson pointed out that congressional government it government by a lew standing committees. And In each committee one-man rule is widely eflective. Anyone familiar with Ihe workings ot Congress knows that one major function ol a committee chairman is sitting on midesired bills. So recent disclosures of one-man blockades on legislation come as no surprise. As the Washington correspondents say, "It happens every spring — and summer." But tins year the spotlight is playing more intensely on some of the holdups. The most glaring case Is Senator McCarran's veto over displaced persons legislation. A widely halted measure to improve the United Stales' present handling ol DPs passed the House more that) two months HBO- Washington dispatches report that Mr. McCanan, as chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has pigeon-holed It. In the House, chairman Leslnski o( the Education and Labor Committee declared some weeks ago: "As long as I have breath to prevent it, the Barrten bill will never come out." He appears still to have plenty of breath. Lust year Leo Allen, as chairman of the House Rules Committee, bottled up tile universal military training'bill for months althoueJi it had been approved by a regular committee. This md other abuses brought about a change m (he rules lo prevent blatant obstructionism in the rules committee. But oil-man vetoes persist elsewhere. Another example this year has been Senator McClelian's blockade of ECA appropriations. He sent the whole measure back to the appropriations committee once by a point ot order, and threatened to block it again by similar action unless his amendment earmarking funds lo buy farm surpluses was accepted. Mr. McClellan is not head of the committee, but he has had the bless- sings ot the chairman, Senator McKellar. For some time Chairman Vinson of the House Aimed Services Committee appeared to be silting on the Tydings unification bill, but that has now oeen released anrt passed. Some good should come out of the new attention to pigeonholing. Committee chairmen perform necessary functions In directing the study of legislation and weeding out the mulllpllcilv ol bills. And it is unlikely that the processes for pulling legislation out of committee "burying grounds" will be greatly improved. But it is well for the public to be aware that tremendous bchmd- Ihc-scencs power is exercised by committee heads. And it Is imperative that the press should turn the spotlight on abuses o( that power. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MON1TOF SO THEY SAY What a Great Opportunity to Win Popularity Defiance by Yugoslavia Brings Bold Moves by Other Satellites Tr,« DOCTOR SAYS B.r Edwia P. Jortiar. M.D. Written for NEA Service The term "*sthm»" was used by the father of medicine, Hipocrates, nearly 400 yean before the birth of Christ. It means, literally, hard breathing. It was not until nearly the end of the nth century that the word, however, was used in any other sense than lo describe a person who was gasping for breath. Shortness of breath and wheezes In the chest are common symptoms of asthma. The physician is helped In the diagnosis by listening to the chest through a stethoscope, by examining X-ray films and by skin tests. The seat of the trouble. Is principally in tlie bronchi, which are the small tubes leading from the main breathing tube, or trachea. Into the walls of PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Political Fireworks Can Be Expected During Today's Meeting of Democrats lung tissue Itself. The these bronchi become thickened, narrowed and filled with mucus. Coughlnx Is a Signal Sometimes the bronchial tubes also undergo contractions or spasms which still further narrow the space through which the air can pass. The narrowing explains the shortness of breath—it Is simply that not enough air gets through to the lungs. The coughing associated with asthma is nature's way of trying to enlarge the openings. Asthma is usually due to allergy that is, to sensitiveness of the patient to proteins outside his body. These may be inhaled proteins like horse dander or something eaten. The results from treatment are obtained when the protein responsible can be found and eliminated. Change of location or climate brings varying results—some are helped, others are not. A person with asthma who is forced to consider such a change, however, ought to give the new location a good long trial period before deciding on a new permanent residence. tujt uwd' ' WASHINGTON — <NEA>— Today's Democratic National Committee meeting in Washington may produce some fun. Principal purpose of the meeting is to name a new national chairman to succeed Sen. J. Howard McGrath of Rhode Tslriiicl. who has resigned to become attorney general. Election of the pink-cheeked and plump Hon. William M. < Bill) Boyle of Missouri to this high office seems in line. Boyle was an assistant lo the President back in Ihe old Truman Cwmnittce days in the Senate. Boyle is now execu- j live vice-chairman of the Democratic NaUonal Committee. It would be natural lo push him up another found on the political ladder. Tf Ihe national committee contuses Itself to elcclmg a new nal , ionpl chairman, and then get out of town, all may br well. But if they get to talking politit's and issues, watch for the fireworks. For the Democratic National Committee has almost as bis a .split as the Republican National Committee. Only the Democrats- split divides north and south, the Republican largely east anrt west. Main cause of the Republican split was Tom Dewey. Main cause of the Democratic split is. of course, President Truman's "fail- deal" and civil rights programs. Best mensure of the Democratic cerncd. The more populous northern states had the most delegates and 50 won. But by states, delegations from 29 of the states \vere opposed lo the civil rights planks adopted for the Dcmocmtir platform, while only 19 stale delegations were t(t them. And after the vote, all the MKsKsippi and half the Alabama delegations walked out. Dixiecrais are still in control of a number of the state political machines of the South. They are st longest in South Carolina Mississippi. In a tew states like North Carolina, where Jonathan Daniels is now national committeeman, the Truman forces have full control of the state political ma-' ehlnnry. In other states like Alabama and 1 .oui,siaiiH, Democratic national hctirfqrarters does not recognize the existence of any national commit- H'pman, because DixiccrtUs sire in control. Tf both the Truman nnd the Dixiecrat faction-; smd delegations to th*» Aug. 1'\ meeting, there in ay ' a nice fight on seating and credentials. It wouldn't be a pond Democratic President has appointed to office men who \vere political opponents of the congressmen now serving. That caused bad feelings. On major appointment 1 -, the President still wants a free hand. And he naturally wants to appoint Democrats who will be loyal to- him—not Dix- iecrat.s who may fight him. Called for Annual Meetings The Democratic National Convention iti 194-1 passed a resolution calling on the national committee to meet once a year. It was never Note: Dr. Jrodan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. By Edwin P, Jordan. M.D. QUESTION: What could cause an infection" after childbirth? Is this a common occurrence? ANSWER: Such Infections are causetiby germs. They are far less common than formerly due to the careful precautions taken by physicians at the time of childbirth. By DcWitt MwKenzl* The defiance of Moscow by Yugoslavia, Finland and the moderate Communists of Soviet Occupied Germany gives one to pause for consideration of the significance, We shall be rash. I think, to Jump to conclusions in trying to figure the potentialities of this "revolt" against Moscow, or how far Russia nay be prepared to go in maintaining her prestige. For example, take Russia's threatening note to a politically rebellions and defiant Yugoslavia- Moscow lashed at Marshal Tito with the warning that Russia Is prepared to take "effective measures" (measures unspecified) to protect thr rights of Russian citizens in Yugoslavia, A portion of the British pi-ess immediately -said this soimdeo like the worst threat of war since Hitters 'blasts in '39 However, informed British diplomatic officials, who are awtching Ihe s likely to lead to war. They flgu ton closely, said the dispute wasn't Moscow wanted Yugoslavia to think .she was threatened with attack, whereas Russia was bluffing. Well, this column doesn't like the term "Bluffing" as npolied <-n rr ; to Russia or Yugoslavia. I think bolh are mighty determined. Moreover, when the gods of war are play- gat ten-pins with stick .dynamite and bnncl-srenades. there's at- \vavs tho pwsibiWv of an exolo.sion. Oiipasitton tn Kremlin Grows Still, as I sec it. there's nothinc to justify the belief either that Russia intends to make war (which would mean world war) at this juncture or that valiant but comparatively small Yugoslavia is prepared to undertake the role of plant-killer, The real importance of, the current <1e .elopments lies in the fact that they represent open defiance in Russia's own sphere of influence. Thev represent cracks in the Communist structure. This importance Is multiplied when we consider that great discontent has Ions been makinff itself evident in other satellite Mates like Poland. Hungary and Czechoslovakia, and that they nre bound to take fresh courage. Finland's bold anil energetic political gathering, anyway, if there weren't a fipht of some kind. An acceptable cotnpromise now seems to have been worked out on Democratic patronage. At a meel- inc between Democratic congressmen and members of the White ami j carried out. Although the executive committee met 10 times between the 1944 and 1948 conventions, the full national committee met only once. That was in October. 1947, when McGrath was elected national chairman to succeed Bob Hannegan, Congressman Clifrence Cannon of Missouri, the Democratic parliamentarian, says that while this 1344 resolution may have set a precedent, it was not made binding because It was not formally reenacted by the 1D43 convention. So there is no rule forcing the national committee to hold annual meetings. Truman forces, worried about the beat'ng which the fair 75 Years Ago In Blythevitte — Mr. a nd Mrs. E. F. Fry ha ve us their guests. Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Collins and children of Memphis. Jeff Roland is in St. Louis, Chicago and Portsmouth, Ohio where he is attending to business and at- split can be takcti from the Hut staff, agreement was reached Democratic National Convention in I that no minor political anpoiut- Phitnciclphia. The vote there was i incuts would be made by the Pre-^i- 651 '= for R broad civil rights pro- j dent if they were unacceptable to gram. 582 U> against it.- This WRS • the congressman from roughly 53-47 per cent division, in- j coiirertiecl. sofaras the delegates were con-1 In a few recent cases, the) there is nothing for them to do. deal program was getting in Congress, had tried to invoke this 1944 rule. They wanted the national committee to meet this year or next, before the 1950 elections, to restate party policy and pet some clear issues on which to battle the Re mi bli cans. Drt most of the national commit tc omen don't want to s;et mixed tile district j up in policy. They are opposed to regular meetings because they fee! IN HOLLYWOOD By Erckine Johnson NEA SUM Correspondent I am sure lhat Mr. Truman Is against the Slaltnist stale or brass-knuckle slate; thai Mr. Truman is against statism; that he doesn't know and doesn't believe that he carries In malignant germs of the police state around In his Ideologies. ...But he is the "Typhoid Harry" of statism.— Hugh D. Scoll, Jr., former Republican National Chairman. • • • There are Iwo ways of trying to earn a living —one is by doing things, the other Is by claiming credit for doing things. I learned early that tlic former Is the better—the competition 15 less.— James S. Kemper, chairman, Lumbermen's Mn- tu»l Casualty Co. * • • My experience proves that the atom can -save life as well as destroy. Torlay we sianrt on the threshold of a whole new era of scientific progress. — Advertising executive I. S. Randall, treated wiuh radioactive iodine for a cancer condition. • • • We are the only one of the 12 nations ilu the Atlantic Pact) who has the atomic bomb. We are lh« only one cap«ble of carrying out. strategic bnmbu>s — Gen. Omar Bradley. Army duet of tuff. By Ert "Arrliip" Currincr (Kor Krskinr Johnson, who is <m YiU'nliorrl HOLLYWOOD—(NEA1—Being a man who Is loath to give credit where credit is due 'by credit I am not infcring lo kind which concerns bill -ollcctorsi. I admit that there are other top independent producers in Hollywood bcMdcs inc- seU. There Is Wander nnd John Ford and Ooldwyn, among others. But I have advsntaKcs over all of them. That is why me nig Indie. "Plgsfccl iu Paris." Is progressing, so rapidly toward gtnnlng. Before I list why mcceed where others have let me explain that Paris" is not a "Arch'.r" Jarrincr sheer personality. AltClIlR THE LADY-KILLER There comes the question of romance. My advisers told me I needed romance in the picture. So I immediately tried to ^'".n Vivian Romance, the French star. But that, deal tell through. I am not worried, however. With Archie playinc the male lead, there win the ranks of the rejected producers, he realizes my importance. He .says that nobody else in this world could keep Duffy's Tavern In the state It's in. a oe- T will failed. Figjsfeet In story of Ed on a walking lour of that famous confidential capital. The word "Pigsifet" has nothing to do with the producer. fthicb is meseU. As a IraiUne inrtcpfnrtrnl rtucer, I have discovered Furrlo Rico, anrt rurrlo RI"ti has rfts- cflTrrtrt mr. Wt arr both happy. I Intend to broadcast "Duffy's Tarrm" from thirr BS wrll as profiler pictures there. Which ts • "first"! ff T can kill the ladies In me "Duffy's Tavern' 1 wardrobe, can you imagine what I'll do lo them drewicd up in fancy tails, strolling the boulevards of Puerto Rico and Paris? T might venture to say that some of our famous screen Romeros will be firmly entrenched af'.cr I appear in my picture. T have become quite In d^nianct s:nce the announcement of my production plans- I have calls lore. Some have to do v-Slh past credit 'and this time T mean tbe pr ?~ ! bill-collecting kind). Buslnr.v at Duffy's Tavern bus picked up tre- mrndoi; Agents come there to and to try nnd get me lo Men a client. What some people will do for their Jobs. And all the glamor girls. Well to irll the truth, they haven't been McKENNEY ON BRIDGE BY WILLIAM ¥,. McKENNET America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service abound- Calamity Contract Down Six Tricks hand he said. "Mac. look the West hand over. South bid a heart and West bid one no trump, and he took only one trick. Doesn't that seem unbelievable?" I said no. remembering the hand I wrote up several weeks a^o where I held four aces and took only one trick. Here is how the play went o: today's hand. Dinkclsplel woi North's opening lead of the ten of diamonds with the ace. He returned the ten of hearts. West I played the jack. North won with" the king, and returned the five of hearts. Dinkelspiel played the nine- spot which was allowed to hold the trick. He conllmied with the queen of hearts, west winning with the ace. West elected to make a peculiar play. He led the ten of clubs, hoping to Induce the opponents to take the trick, thus establishing four good club tricks. Dinkelspiel won the trick with the king. He cashed his two good hearts. The jack of diamonds was led and held the trick when West wisely played low. He shifted to the deuce of spades. North won with the ace. then cashed all his good diamond tricks. A small spade was played nnd Junior won this with the king. North and South won 12 tricks setting the contracl six tricks doubled, for a score ol 1700 points. stand, coming on top ol Yugoslavia's refusal to knuckle under, a lough and dangerous blow to Soviet im- >eiial ambitions In Europe. Both nations are essential to Mt Red shucUire. not only politic^ ml. militarily, for they are strategically lorattd. Russia Slow to Use Force Of course Russia could take Finland ov-^r by force, but such a move assuredly would result in another world war. Finland musl be absorbed by indirection. Thus we see Red leaders in Finland prccipitatinc a wave of strikes which the Helsinki government says represent a maneuver towards revolution and the establishment of a Red regime. Tlie Finnish authorities promptly »nnoun:ed lhal they would "inflict a crushing defeat on the Communists" and prKeetled to implement this so successfully Hint the strikes haven't matured as expected. Washington believes the Bolshevist attempt won't succed because of Finnish resistance. Wh:it must be equally staggering for Mos.-ow is the astonishing move in the Soviet Zone of Germany by German Communists who hate Russia. These Germans have formed » new party which, like (hat of Marshal Tito, represents nationalistic communist!, that refuses to recognize the sovereignty of Moscow. Not only that, but this new promptly sent Tito a message plen ing him support in his fight against "imperialist Bolshevism." Will this revolt against Moscow'l diclation spread In Eastern Europe? That is possible and, I believe, even probable in due course. tending the Worlds Fair. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Engler late of Pine Bhiff have arrived here to make their home. They are living at Hotel Noble. An observation to<"er 112 feet high has been erected at Big Lake, 12 miles west of here by the government. It, is believed that this tower, which is of steel structure, will be of special benefit following the restoration of the bird preserve here. Musical Instrument _»j flnckins to the Jc.rnl. but I understand from Rood resources tha they're playing hard to Ret. Bu I tot one call. .1 finally convinccc the dame lo join me In a date "Til meet you in front of Duffy': she says, "and we'll go someplact anil ent " Of fonr.-c Duffy ts madder than a hnrnrt what's been bit by A bee He rion't want me to take off to Tueito Rico, nnrt he rion'l want to fprn up a Duffy's Tavern there 1!r says we have a reputation beie, so why make it International? Now he realizes Just how hadly he needs There are some rubber bridge >Iaycrs who go along picking up Rubber— E-W W«*t N«rft 1 N. T. Double Opening—* It "Duffy's Tavern" Rives me running start. I will be able lo! feed actors like the.v have never] been fed before, because they wilt hove to eat there. Thus as a producer T have the food problem licked. I have me own jernt. What other le.idmp m.itton picture producer can claim likewise? I am also a sweeping success In me Tavern. I'll even sweep out me own slurtio. I don't think any other producer can make that statement. There are other problems In producing » picture, but t'.'.ey're too tnfinidismal to brins up. Like money. I can handle money and visa versa. Most indie producers 1 was jusi the wanacer of . - ... have a money problem I don I .Tavern. t\r usrd to eel V'rkcd' tournament competition. I e»n h»ndl« thli thins through' aiound. Now that I have Joincdi When DinkeUpiel ga\e PIM HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted musical instrument 7H a the form of th« cittern 13 Bird H Thoroughfare 15 Put on VERTICAL 1 Heavenly bell 2 Presscr 3 Metal 4 Exclamalion 5 Otherwise 6 Check 1 Spict 8 Abovt 9 Down 10 Finish 11 Destroyed 12 Sewi ng implement Answer to Previous Puzzle me. Whr-n Archie Duffy'j a trick here and there, never making an unsotind bid, never taking a chance.' This type will win In the long run. but you will never find their game very exciting, it Is a known fact to good rubber bridge players that penalties do pay off big. H. s. Dinkelspiel Jr.. who used to be one of the outstanding players of i:e«r York, but gave up bridge for a good many years, gave me today's calamity hand. He told me he was going to do a liltle brushing up and come back Into me this 18 Expire 19 Preposition 20 Cons 22 North DaWola 11 Niton (ab.) (ab.) 23 Air (comb, form) 25 Brother of Cain (Bib.) 27Sluff 21 Wis borne 29Sp*in (ab.) 30 Accomplish 31 Pronoun 32 is • stringed instrument 33 Encounter 35 Require 38 Monst«r 39 Rim 40 Artificial language 41 Mexican shawls 47 Typ« musurt 48 Trap 50 Stringed inslruments 51 Bclort (prefix) 52 Employ^)* 54 Prescribe 56 Raise a design 33 Newspaper library 34 Selfish ness 36 Woman adviser 20 Vies 37 Make mad 21 Pilchards , 42Measurcsof 24 Slice of bacon clolh 26 Kicked 43 Regret: 44 Near 45 Equal 46 Domestic slave 49 Seize 51 American pocl 53 Branch office (ab.) 55 Justice of the peace (ab.)

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