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PAOTTOUK ; •••••^•W*^ 1 ^^^^^* THE BLYTHJCVILLK COURIER NEWS own"™ «w»oa BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COUHIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 81, 1949 ' JAMS* L. vnaocrr com* VAOL D BUUAM, Adttrtiain* Utmoen Eawept •»«••» u Mcood eUa a»ttci M the port* oftie* it Blytbwrllle, 4i»in««i under Mt gnm. oetotow *, l»ll ^^^ Member of HM SUBSCRIPTION RATES: • Br e»rrtn to th. dt» ol BJyUuwll* «t luburbu town «be» c»rriei senrtc* UUned, SOc per M«k. of 8So po month '• at mm, wlthto • ndiut ol 60 mile*. *«.« P" 'sew. »2J» tw *ta B>ontt». tlJX) for ttint month*; by m»U outrtt* 60 mil* «we HOjOO p« IMI in hMft«d demonstration is indeed, as General Cl»y believes, a »ign that Germani slowly are finding their way back toward the democratic fold. And one may wish that fear-ridden peoples in other lands under Russian domination take new heart from this example. 'How Do Yuh Get Untattooed?' Meditations We h»ve hewd o* the pride ol Moabj he it very proud; ««n (X hl« b«UfbilneH, «nd hl» pride. and hl» wrath; b»l hU lie* aha" no' b* ».— !•»!»*!«:&. • « • Charity feeds the poor, so does pride; charity . builds an hospital, «o does pride. Hi this they dit- ler; chairty gives her glory to God; pride takes her glory from man.— Quarles. You Never Can Tell More than half a dozen government witnesses in the trial of 11 leading Communists have testified they were undercover agents for the FBI in the Communist Party. One of the latest, a young Lank em- ploye, told the court he had attended a party meeting the very night before his testimony. This so stunned one of the defendants that he called the witness "ajittle rat." The case has readied the singe, however, where it would not be too great a surprise if one of the defendants himself took the stand and announced that he, too, was working for J. Edgar Hoover. Barbs Thieves dug up and carted away all Ihe grasa .'. on one of the greens at a Detroit golf club. Amateur goUers will take care ol the other greens. » » » Sunday brims more fatal accident* than any other day of the week. The day of reit-to peacel • • • . With the picnic season here and chlggers biting again, it's going to be a lot harder to get out . of the red. ' " « • • An Illinois man told police he got drunk because his wife Imlked too much. Bored itiffl » • • Miners In Tokyo went on strike. We'll teach ' 'em a lot more of our ways before we get through. {German Vote Inspires Red-Controlled Peoples \ the Germans in the Soviet zone of 1 Germany have delivered a> damaging ;. Sunday punch to the plans of their Rus" sian .overseers: They may well have wrecked the whole original strategy de. .vised by the Russians for the meeting of ; the Council of Foreign Ministers now in progress at Paris. What was this nitle setback? By So' viet admission, 34 per cent of the Ger.-.Hian voters in the Russian zone turned ',;'down a Communist-rigged list of delegate* to a proposed nationwide Peoples :- > Congress. ' . The ballot also stood as an expression for or against "German unity, a speedy peace treaty and withdrawal of all occupation troops." Hence the Rus- gians concede that a third of the voters recorded themselves against the Soviet version of these objectives. The Russians plainly counted on a favorable vote of perhaps 85 to 95 per cent. Following the pattern of totalitarian elections, the ballots gave voters no choice between candidates but merely a chance to say "yes" or "no" to a single, hand-picked list. Confident of heavy German support gained through this dubious "democratic" procedure, the Soviet Union expected to appear at Paris as the champion of German unity, strong central government and removal of occupation armies. It wanted this eastern zone backing as a trump card against the new government being set up in western Germany. The resounding defeat of these hopes was a bitter pill. Said one German Communist: "This is the greatest bankruptcy in the history of the party." It was clear from the start of voting that matters were not going well for the Russians. First scattered returns showed that out of 7000 votes cast, a comfortable majority voted "no." . Promptly the lid was clamped down on _these embarrassing statistics, and silence was observed for 20 hours. Finally the "official" results were ! announced. It is impossible to check i them independently, but high German •and western sources say that probably ; more than half of the voters, instead of a third, voted "no." There are signs the • CommunisU threw out many "no" votes and counted numerous blank ballots aa favorable. But even the Russian account means :4,090, 280 Germans had the courage to »ay "no." They said it in an atmosphere of terror. They said it despite the fact that they undoubtedly want national unity and withdrawal of foreign troops at the earliest moment. One can only regret that courage of thU hi(h order was not put to better ate in the earlier Germany, which submitted to Hitter's yoke. ;- . On* c*a only bop* that this stout- VIEWS OF OTHERS Government, Too, Can Reconvert Economizing m»y yet become popular In Washington. Increasing tnlk of saving by congressmen reflects not only budget necessities but an aroused public Interest. Like a good many businesses which arc no longer able to raise prices when costs go up, the United States Government Is feeling the pinch. Declining business spells a lower level of national Income and a reduced return from income tuxes. But at the same time the expenses of government have Increased. In this situation businessmen are lightening their belts, trimming out dead wood, hunting new and more efficient methods, cutting costs. In this situation President and Congress have been proposing lo buy new governmental equipment and services which will add billions to a budget already unbalanced. In strict accuracy we should say that Congress »nd President still arc proposing extra expenditure!. Mr. Truman's expanded social welfare program would add at least $1,500.000,000. Plans for arming America's allies call for something like another billion. The Senate has recently added several hundred milllona for housing and education bills and the House tacked more than a billion on to th« defense appropriation. The Committee for Economic Development points to roughly $3,000.000.000 in extra federal expenses to which the nation is tiot yet committed, but which Is In process of contracting. The OED has just released a comprehensive and useful report by Its Research and Policy Committee, pointing out that It ta in this area of proposed new expenditure! that savings should be most feasible. It (avors taxes rather than a deficit but declares 1 economy can remove the need for new taxes. At the same time Congress has got from the !taff experts of the Senate-House Tax Committee, a jarring eatlniate that the government will go $3,000.000.000 Into the red next year. Three billion is repeated once again. It Is roughly the amount the Hoover Commission reported could be saved by streamlining the administrative departments. This Is not exactly a magic figure, but It may be one at which the public should ask Congress to aim. Another demand the people might make on Congress and President—that any addition lo cents be accompanied by provisions for paying the bill. It Is altogether too easy U> "charge It." Prom Washington in the last lew days Have con)e pome signs that the wind is shlltini. Government i» beginning to feel the pinch, too—and to hear from the people. If the public demand is itrong enough government will also "reconvert" to a more efficient and economical operation. If business can do it so can government. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Washington News Notebook Political Analysts Study Trend Under England's Socialist Rule The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin F. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service A problem which often develops n the later years of life Is a condt- lon of the eyes called cataracts. Cataracts can appear In one eye or In both, It is quite common for a cataract to develop first In one eye and then the other. Occasionally a cataract can be present at birth and It Is sometimes also connected with certain diseases, such as diabetes. As a rule, the first symptom of a catatract consists of some blurrl ness of the vision. Familiar objects, such us buildings, trees, or mountains, will begin to look hazy. The difficulty lies In the lens of the eye which, like thr lens of a camera must be clear for a good picture The image recorded on Ihe brain Is like that which passes through the camera lens to the fUm. There may not be too much disturbance In sight. The amount o clouding present depends on th change In the lense of the eye. Th blurrlness or cloudiness of visio may increase very slowly. No Medical Treatment Up to this time there is no generally accepted medical treatment for cataract. In other words, there are no "drops"- which can be put in the eyes, or medicine which can be given by mouth or by injection, which will improve the cataract condition. The preferred treatment for cataract is an cperatlon. Cataracts start slowly, however, and a beginning cataract formerly was considered unsuitable for an operation it had become mature or By UeWill MKkeniie AP F«lin AfMrs Analyit The very considerable Socialist losse* to conservatives In recent icil elections In BrWm rjsc to widespread ne- until losse* county counc have given r, 0 bate a* lo the reasons for these setbacks to the nation's ruling par- y- Thus far no explanation which !* videly satisfactory ha-s been evol- -ed. even in England. In general It seems to be agreed lhat such elec- tloa-i often are governed by purely ocal conditions and sentiment, and don't necessarily reflect (he views of Ihe voters on national matters. That Is. (he same districts might give an entirely different vote In a national election such as Is due next year. However .there Is an observant school which feels the conservative (Troy, some call it) vote does In considerable degree reflect Ihe op•position of those classes of society which are against the Socialist program of nationalization. Many conservatives feel (rightly or wrongly) that 'this program 1s aimed at the destruction of private initiative and the levelling o!f of individual Incomes. Be that as may. it's true that incomes in Britain are fast bcniB leveled off, though in all fairness it mus. be recorded that the leveling off process was going on under conservative rule lone before the-y- ciallsts took over. As this column previously has pointed out the so- called lanrled-ecnliy is disappearing rapidly under the very heavy taxation. Death Taxes Are Terrific Death duties are so terrific that frequently an heir has to sell much his property In order to meet United States Faces Task of Wooing Guatemala Away from Communists By Peter Edson NEA Washineton Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (NKA)—The big Job for American business and for American diplomacy down here la to reverse present trends towards Communist influence In high government circles. U.S. Ambassador Richard C. Patterson has worked at this constants', as his number one problem. Guatemalan President Juan Jose Arcvalo and Foreign Minister J£n- ique Munoz Meany have never been to the United States. Few of ,he other Important officials In the Guatemalan government have. Their leanings are all away from U.S.. A number of Central Aincricni Communist revolutionists h a v e found haven in Guatemala and have risen to positions of Importance. Rodolfo Guzman of Costs nlca. a Moscow-trained Communist makes his headquarters here. Adr Ciienca. exiled Communist from E Salvador, has been a ure-sidcntia .secretary. Carlos Manuel Pellecer, native Guatemalan, first made his reputation in Communist circles n\ [•hii'ope. lie is now head of the cultural section In the Ministry of Education. This permits him to spread his propaganda all over the country. The welcome mat at tlic presidential palace'lp always oui for Vicentf Lombaido Toledann. Mexican radical labor leader, whenever he comes to Guatemala. t'arlhhemn Lfgion Backrtl by Reds In recent months there has been isiderable activity on behalf o: Caribbean Legion. It was ounded at the time of the Costa. I Rican revolution last March. Its tated purposes are the overthrow >f all Latin American dictatorships md the establishment of democracies, which sounds wonderful as an deal. But the leadership of this movement includes people like Juan Bosch, a known Cuban revo- lullonarv of Communist affiliations ami Costenado Castro, now In jail, who aspired lo be first head of the Central American Union. Surrounded by this kind of political atmosphere, it is perhaps natural that there should be consideration of a proposal to bring the leaders of Guatemalan government to the United states to eive them a better, idea of what this country stands lor. what its good neighbor policy really means. The usual routine for such junkets ill Ihe past has been to bring 'em up. wine 'em. dine 'em and ?lve 'em a loan. If no loan, the mission Is regarded PS a failure. But in the case of Guatemala and an increas- numbor of Latin American countries, the rule needs revision. There is no sense talking about loans until the political atmosphere is mare favorable to capital investment That Is perhaps blunt and brutal, but it makes sense. Also, the Job of becoming a good N HOLLYWOOD SO THEY SAY It is well-night axiomatic that the Instinct to live in human beings, regardless of race or color, religion or national origin. Is so strong that they will fight for the right to work In order to live.— A. Philip Randolph, president, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. AFL. warning that race riots might result from a depression. • • • We failed tto achieve International co-operation In Germany) because we found one of the powers had only two objectives, lo accept maximum reparations and lo establish a police stale. Those were not our objectives in Germany.—Gen. Lucius D. Clay. * » • I've never been » thrilled In my lite—to meet Shaw, I mean, not to gel hit by the car. That hurt. I mean getting hit. not meeting Shaw. That was wonderful.—Comedian Danny Kaye. injured in an automobile accident after meeting George Bernard Shaw. » • • I don't know my way to social^c this country any quicker than to Increase the tax burden from 25 per cent to 40 per cent. The President's (lax) program taken altogether means practically socialism of the United Slates.—Sen. Robert A. Taft (R) Ohio. • • • It was * Truman campaign, waged with Dewey's confidence.—Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., (!nd.> of New York, commenting on his recent election to Congress. » + * H Uit world undergoes another war, with its Uirlbli ieatructlveness of life and property, and dissipation of the wealth of the world, the winner will also b« the loser.—House Democratic Leader Jokm W. UcCormack. , neighbor to Guatemala is tirely one of influencing not the top people in government. While it is being arranged, other forces are a work at lower levels. fiitt'iral Relations Improving Tlie U. S. cultural relations mis :ion in Guatemala Is doing a bang are learning English at the cultural center, paying for their .Instruction, too, and so covering the costs of conducting the classes. An embryo library of U. S. magazines and 1500 books draws patrons by the thousand every month. A special U .5. educational mission is advising on the organization of the Guatemalan school system, concentrating on rural areas. U. S. farm experts are co-operating on plant disease research, rubber development, extension work and exDerhnent stations. Things like these reach the peo- le and take hold. They are the jest possible counter-attraction to Communist infiltration. Also not to e overlooked la the fact that the Catholic Church Is now sending U. S. priests to Latin America, instead of Spaniards. Guatemala has recently demon- tratcd that the leftist trend can licked politically, too. Martin Prado Velez. 27-year-old eneineer, las been elected mayor of Guatemala City. He ran as an Independent on a platform of re-zoning the city, improving the public services, giving it good government. He was opposed by four candidates and the three-party coalition that dominate? national politics. He beat them all. without ever making political speech. Guatemalan curency is at par with the U. S. dollar. But last year Ihe country had an unfavorable trade balance of 518.000.000 Exoort.s to the U. S. alone were SM.OOO.OOQ ss against imports of fo2.000.000 The government needs good guid Tipe." Now, however, it Is possible in many cases to operate on cataracts earlier. Of course this is not always possible, but the fact that it can be done sometimes has saved many persons from years of poor vision. • • • Note: Dr. Jordan Is uanble to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions iu his column. QUESTION: What Is the cause of cold sores on the lips? What can be done for them? ANSWER: Cold sores, fever blisters, and herpes 1 simplex are probably all caused by a virus. They usually go by themselves after a time. Local treatments with menthol or similar preparations frequently help. 75,000 See British Art In Council's Exhibition LONDON IIP) —Fifty-three thousand persons viewed the British Council's exhibition of old masters during recent exhibits in Lisbon and Madrid. The exhibition consisted of 55 pictures Including works by Constable. Gainsborough. Lawrence, ynolds. Romney, Turner and eburn. It was the first time such a large llection by famous British artists d been shown in either capital. up Job. Nearly 900 Guatemalans ance, not communism. Ky Ersklne Johnson NEA Staff CorrMpeondent first saw - bably-faccd mimlns as the trollop with the illop in the film version ol "For- Amber." But after »ix weeks ey sent in a plnchhltter, Linda Trncll. Miss Cummins has congratulat- l Herself many times since, f am re. for escaping that fate worse lan death. "Amber laid only a real big H.000.000 technicolor egg." Since then I'cpsy h'*s cctasled along in such films us "Green iss of Wyoming" ami "Moss ROM." But now jlie has what she says the best role of her career—a Sliikc Jones grossed SI, 112,000 on a four-month tour of one nlghlcrs. And they say show business Is bad. • * • Martha Vickcrs' Nevada divorce from A. C. Lyles will be final next week, after which she'll wed Mickey Rooncy. Then they'll release her latest film, ironically titled. mony." There's Irony for Bob Walker, too, In his next film, 'Please Believe Me." He hopes Hollywood will believe he's going to be a good boy from now on. That economy again: UI has McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKennej America's Card Authority Written for NEA Sertlce Play on Opener Is Only Problem At one time I had a radio pr gram entitled "Everybody Pla Bridge." and that is literally tr You will notice that the names my column me from all walks o! fe. and I have never found one f them who was not as enthusiastic bout the game as any expert. taxes. happens, as I have seen It In England, that property chanred hands twice within a year or so because of deaths, then the estate may be virtually wiped out, both ready money and real estate. British Chancellor of the Ex- cheqner Sir Stafford Cripps recently stated during a speech In Commons that the number of net incomes over 5,000 pounds sterling (420.000), after taxation, had dropped from a prewar figure of 11,000 to 250 now. It really Is amazing to find that Britain can produce only 250 oeople with net Incomes over 820,000. Apropos o! this situation, the editors of Burke's peerage, which lists royalty and folks with titles, recently reported that they had lojt track of 13 baronets. These - kn Since this of the "missing" men have turned up. as follows: Sir Norman Hamilton Pringle Is serving drinks at a.-;hotel In Wor- ester. He laughingly explains thai ic has the Idea of getting a job at naiiiiger of a country hotel, and ook his present Job to get experience -Sir John Henry Dunn, son ol a former Lord Mayor <ff London, was found checking coal trucks M they came from an open pit mine track of 13 barones. knights who have hereditary title*. Since this announcement a couple nd I think you will too. In my opinion they bid the hand ell. and even though they made veil. I do not think they should in seven. Palmer was confronted with roblem on the opening lead lould he play the spade suit to plit 3-3, or should he assume tha r est had led away from some ling? Generally you do not lea low card unless yon arc Icadin roni an honor. Even if he lost th rst Irick. Mr. Palmer still coul iscard his two losing clubs on th ce and king of spades. He played low from dummy o he first trick and his Jack pades won. He led over lo dummy's mine of hearts, cashed the ace nd king of spades and discarded he two losing clubs. When everybody followed, all he had to do was pick up the trumps, go over o the king of diamonds, and tils- card the losing diamonds in his own land on dummy's good spades. Se« MttKENZtE on Page T 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — J. T. Sudbury. head of the "Duke" Sudbury and Ills "Alabama Cavaliers" orchestra, arrived home Saturday lor a visit with his mother, Mrs. J. G. Sudbury. before leaving IOT a European tour with other members of his orchestra. Young Sudbury who is a student at the University of Alabama has represented the University with his orchestru in mnny cities in the United State! and Is considered the South's greatest college band. Miss Sallle Crenshaw of LittU Rock Is the guest of Mr. and Mrs Holand Green for several days Miss Crenshaw w»s formerly employed in the office of County Superintendent here. ,-^ James Scrape, B8 year old Con.». federate veteran, was presented thf Cross of Honor, and Mayor Shan< the Cross of Military Service b> tlie Elliott Fletcher Chapter of the United Daughters ol Confederacy in a special service this morning. Bandleader Answer to Previous Puzzle .—i. - cgurwlwith Johrbai! 1 c»a''8ed the title of "Abbott and Gun Crazy." the MacKinlay I Costello Meet the Killers to ' Ab- Kantor story which the King Hro- ! b°« "»'» Coslello^Mcct the Killer.' hers are producing. Dall plays a fellow with born lasston lor guns. He .meets Peggy, circus markswuman who has a lassinn for money. It's only a mater of time before they are holding ip banks and killing law officers. One of the bank holdups was aged at a real bank in Monrose. Calif An interested spectator wns Al Jennings, the 85-year-old formed bank robber. After watching Foggy and John for some time, Jennings went In Director Joseph Lewis and said: "You're doing this all wrong." "What's wrong?" asked Lewis. "Well," said Jennings. " the first thing to do is get rid of the blonde." Krmlnlne Falling Donolrl O'Connor's description of beautiful but talkative young actress: "She's not only photogenic. she's yakoRcnlc." . . . After five years Harvy Firestone's daughter beth. is writing the musical score for Bob Montgomery's film, "Come Be My Love." \Vags are wondering If it'll wind up In four flats. Bob himself hired her after hearing her play some of her own compo sltlons at a Hollywood party. Lost For Words Another film producer story mak- his widow would like to say a fe* kind words about him. There wa only silence. The minister asked it Ills children or any relative would like to say something. Agah there was only silence. "Well." sal the flustered minister, of his friends like lo thing?" Silence again. would an say some Then a tall ma in a 10-gal)on hat In the last ro\ as a rough-tough film detective, Ui not l up and said: Dick Powell figures it's safe lo sing again. He'll warble "Rose uf Tratce" to Evelyn ,Keycs In "Mrs. Mike." Snm Goldwyn is after the film rlclils lo the new Broadway hit, "DeUcUv* Story," "As IOIIR as no one cite waul to talk, I'd like to sny a few word about Texas." Reid courltt M««> AK9852 + K764 VAKQIOJ * A1074 + A83 Rubber—W«ithCT » Sorth West Nor* 1 « Pass I * 2 » Pass 3 « 19 Pa» «» Opening—* * HORIZONTAL l,8Depicl«d orchestra leader 13 Antennae U Infirm 15 Rodent 16 Conducts 18 Companion 19 Medical However. I never could under stand why people throw up the! hands in horror, and say, "Oh, I be scared to play with one of thos experts." I find that most pcopl who play bridge are experts they just" take a llltle time to study the hand. Today's hand came rrom Clyde Palmer, of New York Cily, who savs it came up In an ordinary bride? game with his friends. He Ihought 1 might find It in director (ab.) 10 Tear 20 Emit 21 Pronoun 22 Dispatch 23Cicatrlx 27 Fish eggs 28 Dance step 29 Symbol for thoron 30 Within 31 Type of butterfly 32 Egyptian sun god 33 Torrid 34 Dutch city 38 Rational 37 Droops 39 Abraham's home (Bib.) 40 Very slow (music) 45 Opera (ab.) 46 Fish 48 Disquietude 49 By way of 50 Gull-like birds 52 He is a noted 54 Fillips 51 Thoroughfares VERTICAL 1 Cultivates 2 Peruser I Skill. 4 Symbol for nickel 5 Type of cabbage 6 Gemis of hollies 7 Brother of Jacob (Bib.) fiCrale 9 Any 11 Beasts of burden 12 Lamprey- catcher 17 Doctor of Divinity (ah.) 36 Fits 23 Idea 38 Gaiter; 24 Signify 40 Girl 25 Steeples 41 Indian 56 North American nation 3.1 Set 35 One given lo self esteem mulberry 42 Knocks '43 Sand 44 Persian tenlmaker 47 Age 49Conlend 51 Nolary public (ab.) S3 Compass poinl

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