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THURSDAY, JUNE t, 1949 jus KLrnuviLLK COUKIER NEWS Mt«J I ; mt OKrier to the etty « BlyUievttl* er «ay auburMD town (Me* curie* earrtoe M ;Mte- tainad, Mo per week, at We pet month. mi suU. wiUtfr • radna at M mil**, (tap pee year. «Ut tot afe eoontha. II JO fix three ouatte: be mail outrJde M Bile me. IIOOO per mi parable to fSAeditotions Gin h*r of the troll of her hand*; and lei IB worki pratee her in lit gate*—Pwetto Jl.Ji. • • • O wondrous power! how little understood,— Entrusted to the molher't mind alone, To fathkm lenivu. form the foul for good, Inspire a West, or train a Washington, - —Mri. Hale. EJarbs Pickpockets should be pitied more than punished, tayi a doctor, because they cin't help themselves. How naive I • • • T» etr b human, but when the eraser weara e*i before the pencil does, look out! , • • • Mot hi ar> among the least aggressive of all • "bueet*—and after looking at our last year's ba'th- Ing suit we're convinced, they'll be willing to take a back teat. • * • Not all of the forms of addreasiiif a golf ball _.are found hi the rale hooka, • • • ; Most comedians, according to a producer, have ' an Idea they can play tragic roles. Alu, so do a . lot of, tragedians. An Idea Was Advanced; Let's Not Let It Die DeWitt MacKenzie, foreign news analyst for the Associated Press, in an item on this page this week in commenting on the ideological war being waged on many fronts between free peoples •nd those behind the Iron Curtain sug- v gested need for vigilance on the part of ;^| free peoples «verywhere. ~J^ Thousands upon thousands in America are awake to that need, but in th« minds of many they are floundering in - •eirch of ah effective method for meeting the need. There is need for preserving democracy and the situation is one that may turn out to be more difficult than it was ._.to win those freedoms in the first place. ~" Once free peoples los« their right* •nd privileges—which today have been enjoyed for so long that they are tak- . en for granted and in a latent sort of •way are considered so dear that many '. believe they just cannot lose them come what may—then they will have mean• ing which they do not now have. It has been said time and again that history is g great teacher. We can look back to the birth of the freedoms, which grew to maturity in the United States, and find that men desiring freedom to ] ^-.worship and freedom of enterprise, were • -to relentlessly pursued by the powers of '. the old order centuries ago that they were driven underground. There they carried on and grew in strength until they were able to move into a new world, and eventually throw off old yokes. But some among their offspring today see a possible reversion to the old days when free men moved under the • cover of darkness, and in fear of their lives. As a matter of fact tiiat very condition exists today behind the Iron Curtain where ruthless leaders have peddled their isms. Today Communist leaders are seek- big to overthrow democracies where- ever they may be found. The United States is their chief target because it is the strongest of all free peoples, and because it is dedicating its resources to help bring real peace to a troubled world. To keep our own freedom and to help restore it to those countries in Western Europe is a mammoth task—one that may take years to accomplish. Perhaps Mr. MacKenzie offered the ;key to the situation when he suggested :;that free peoples take a tip from the ""totalitarians — HiUer and Stalin—and •tart now with an ideological youth ^training program. Hitler used the idea in Germany; Stalin is following in his footsteps behind the Iron Curtain where he is working with six-year old* training them to believe that hig way of life is the only way. and training them to distrust free peoples and to believe that religion is tningless. Aatric* need* to put new emphasii m th« HMtaint of dftntocraey; to «m~ phuie* th« id«» that all that htt b*«i rained by fr«« p*opl«* can b« loat with MM and in (harp contrast with thi •truggle* necewary to win freedom* 1 in th« fir»t placa. It U comparatively easy to point to •uch a need. To develop a workable plan, i* fometbing else. One such idea for teaching Americanism to the youth of the county, atate and nation waa born only a few months ago in this county and for a time held promise of great good. But the idea aeemg to have withered and died. It was choked by complacency, and fttarved by lack of interest, even though it waa advanced with the blessings of civic leaders and some of the leading educators within the state. The need to combat isms is greater today than when the Mississippi County experiment was launched in the form of a "Learn to Live" plan which was designed to place greater emphasis on the value of freedoms under democratic forms of government. The'retention of those freedoms is worth another effort. It is time to try again, and again until the objective is reached. Unsung Hero The Interior Department has pinned a medal on a Bureau of Reclamation janitor out in Boulder City, Nev., calling him "one of the unsung heroes who are the backbone of the federal service." The man is 68-year-old Thomas O'Neill. He i a most fondly remembered for his ingenuity as a camp cook 27 years ago, when a government field party was hunting for a spot to place the Hoover (formerly Boulder) dam. Among his accomplishments, it, seems, was the practice of hanging meat from trees to discourage marauding coyotes. We are glad to see this recognition of O'Neill's resourcefulness and devotion to duty. The faithful plodder in the lower echelons of government seldom draws even a moment's glare from a baby siwt- light. • VIEWS OF OTHERS Does This Lobby Pay Congressmen? While Congress is tightening up its law requiring the registration of lobbyists, it should give thought to the activities of lobbyists who are also members of Congress. Among those who are cast In this dubiously dual role are Senator McCleilan of Arkansas and R«pre«nUtive WgUUngton of Mississippi. They occupy key positions on committees which pass on appropriations for the Army Engineers. At the •ame time McClellan is .president and Whittlng- ton li vice-president ol the principal lobbying organization of the Army Engineers, the National Riven and Harbors Congress. At least on occasion it has been the practice of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress to offer money for "expenses" to members of Congress Invited to its conferences. Writing in the Saturday Evening Post, Leslie A. Miller, chairman ot the natural resources committee ol the Hoover commission and former governor ol Wyoming, •aays: "As an eiamule o f how Ihe Rivers and Harbors Congress operates, I have in my possession a signed letter from former Senator E. V. Robertson of my state. He relates how some years ago, when he was a member of (lie Commerce subcommittee* on rivers and harbors, he was invited to attend a convention of the congress at NEW Orleans. His invitation was accompanied by a $300 check for 'expenses.' "I should like to see the National Rivers and Harbors Congress publish a full list of those to whom it has paid such 'expenses' during its 48 years of operation." We should like to see a committee of Congress subpena such a list from the Rivers and Harbors lobby. l-Tu thermorc, the lobbyists registration bill should require any such payments ol money to members of Congress to be reported publicly In the future. — err. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY The sole fact, that th< population: protest • gainst the Anglo-American plan and support the Soviet proposals lor the Italian colonies shows that the Soviet Uiikm has succeeded In achieving a great moral, political victory.—Jacob Malik, Soviet delegate lo the UN. * » • The greatest demand in the country today la for retals costing between HO and »50 a month. We're getting absolutely lero o! these. II we could get rentals down to $15 a room for new construction, we could end rent controls in a year,—Federal Housing Expediter Tlghe E. Wooda. * * * We shall not barter away successes lor the take of promises ?:hlch might again prove to be Illusory, as they have so often in the past.—Secretary of State Dean Acheson, warning against overoptimism on the BIB Four conference. * • » Under the free enterprise sj'slem, we will prove that we can stand up against any totalitarian idcalogy that can be put forward by any country—Secretary ol Labor Maurice J. Tobm. Remember How He Used to Win Every Scrap? Fast- West Cold War Entering Vew Stage at Paris Conference PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Department of Agriculture Year Ago Wanted More Pigs; Now it Has Surplus WASHINGTON (NBA! — There are too many pigs. This trite statement does not refer to the kind tha t hover around the Washington pork barrel, though it might. The surplus pig population Is made up of the four-legged variety — easily convertible Into Jowls, fat-back and pickled teet—complete from squeal to curly tail. In April. 1948, the Department of Agriculture asked farmers to increase their farrowings by at least 10 per cent, so as to bring more than 34,000.000 plgi to market m the fall of 1949. A .continuing meat shortage was anticipated then. It, hasn't worked out that way. So now, what is done with the .surplus pig population will have to be decided by Congress before it £<xs hcmc this summer. If Congress docs nothing, the government will be forced to buy enough processed pork to keep the price of hogs from falling below 90 per cent of parity. This figures out to approximately $16.50 a hundred pounds. Total cast to the taxpayers may be as much a-s a quarter of a billion dollars. And even then, the buying pi^s to keep up prices, which cost »30 ( COO,COO, was back in the 1930's. Over the years, memory of* this event has ^Mn pretty well distorted. It Is now remembered as "Henry Wallace's plowing under of baby pigs." But it wasn't a .bit. sillier than what the government would be forced to do under the present farm Jaw, If the Department of Agriculture nas to go Into the market and support the price of live hops of 116.50 a hundredweight. There was a second purchase pro- jrram from November, 1933, to May, 1934. Two million pi» R were bought then for another $15,000,000- AH pigs weighing over 80 pounds and bought by the government were processed as dry sal^ pork and given to the poor. The little pigs weighing under 80 pounds were too small to process. As OH<J farm expert now recalls, "these were the little pigs that grew wings and flew right up to heaven against amid sucli howls public of protest slaughter." Anyway .they ended up as 10,000 ton."; of grease and 5COO tons of tnrknge—protein stock food. government won't Quite know what o do with all this surplus pork, once it has it. Only alternative to this predicament now in sight is Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Branimn's new farm plan. Department of Agriculture experts think it would cost something less, and do niore good. They- don't know this. The 3 ran nan plan would have to be ried for a year, to make a real test on how it would work. Frolrst Aroused <!h'cr "Plowing The important point Is whether this rogram did any good and whether i[ taught anyone a lesson upDlocable today. In the cotri light of historical research on the subject, a case can be nnde thai it saved corn by getting: ahead of the 1034 drought. All those little- pisr.s that were killed didn't have to be fed. The program also gave food lo the needy. It reduced the pig .surplus by more than 8.000,OCO head aiid it raised hog prices received by farmers. In January, Umler" 1933, hops were selling at S2.59 a First government experiment in hundred. At the start of the buying IN HOI i Ywonn By Erskine johns ° n 1 1 N n^UL f VVWVw'L^ XKA Staff Corresp«ond«it HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —Hollywood has had its professional rib- Jers from time to time, but no one has marie insults pay off quite iike Ed "Archie" Gardner on his "Duffy's Tavern" radio show. Archie has insulted 'cm all— from Oscar winners to Metropolitan opera stars to the idols of bobby-soxers. Some of them love it as a welcome change, Others have demanded changes in the script. Here are tome of Archie's best insults; Rudy Vallee was introduced as a radio star of the old silent days — "sort ol a prehistoric Perry Como. 1 "Remember the lime you bought was something wrong with it?" a.sked Archie, "Well, Vallee was the guy." He defined Lauren Bacall as "the dame with the husky, throaty voice, like Tallulah Bankhead on a clear day. She inspired the 'Lauren' m 'laurengitlsV Of Arthur Troachcr, Archie said: "Some guys go around looking as though they smellcd something bad, but Treacher looks like he's found it." Of Frank Sinatra: "There's a thin line between singing and crooning, and that thin lie is know as Sinatra. He makes the bobby-soxers swoon because h s Tiiiumn." "Actually," added Archie, "I'm vi-ry fond ot Marten*. With them legs, she's made more successful crossings than the MaUon Line. They've earned her R couple of million bucks and you've gotta admit that pretty good pin money." When Archie asked Dinah Shore how long she had been away form Duffy's Tavern, she answered: "Two years, eleven months, three weeks, two davs, seven hours and 22 minutes." When he chlded her for counting she quipped : **I always court my blessings." He told Helen Traubel the opera star than in the tavern visitors had o choice of their one-dish menu. "And judging by appearances," he said "i think you've been Ufcfng it See HOLLYWOOD M Page 14 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE BT WUIfaun E. McKnmey Am*rtca'« C»rt Authority Written for NEA Servfc* Think Before Play— Make Grand Slam Just recently somt ([lends ot ours were leaving their home [or a v«c»- tion. The man MW to It that he h»<! his (Ishing r«l, some cash «nd his old clothes. Then he sat in the front scat ot program they were »3.77. At th end they were »4.19. It also raise the prices of pork for coasumers. Experts F«r Similar Howl But it was converting ot thos angelic baby pigs into tankage tha gave the program its black ey That is what scares Department < Agriculture experts now, as the look ahead to the prospect of ha' in gto buy a lot of surplus pigs, the government went into a pork buying program now. it wou probably end up as it did in 1933 only on a much grander scale. Pork doesn't keep forever. ' years Is about the limit, of cours it could be given to Europe or Ch na. at taxpayers' expense. But some of that surplus pork had to b dumped in the ocean there wou be an awful public uproar. It never got in the papers be cause of wartime censorship bt nearly l,OOO,COt) pounds of spoiled meat was dumped into the ocean in 1343. In 19W the German U-boat attack cut off normal food shipments to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. To relieve the situation, War Food Administration bought pickled beef in Cuba. But it wasn't properly pickled. So it wax salted In the Atlantic. WFA also got stuck with many toils of lard which turned rancid and WH.S sold to the soap works. And several million cases of eggs also spoiled and were sold at 5 cents a case—30 dozen eggs to the case—for fertilizer. Think what a scandal that would have made if the news of it had ever got out In those days of wartime shoitages and rationing. Think what a scandal anything like that would be now st today's high prices. -* By DtWUt Maekeniie VP> Fercira Attain Analyet The Big Four foreign mlnlstera* council In Paris seems no closer t* substantial agreement between Russia and the western powers than it was when It started ten days age. In fact the conference has lo«t much of the atmosphere of amiability in which it opened. The only worthwhile possibility hat appears at the moment to some sort of economic unity baJK ween the Eastern and Wester* zones of Germany. The chance* »f political unity already have gone down the rainplpe. Soviet Foreign Minister Vishinaky last week gave his customary "no" to the proposal by America, Britain and Prance that the Russian zone of Germany form a political union with the new federal republic comprising the three western theatre«. Then on Tuesday he proposed that the foreign Ministers' Council Invite a delegation from the Communist-Dominated "German People's Congress" of the Soviet aon* to appear before it, The "German People's Congress" has adopt a constitution for a "German Democratic Republic." The idea of Ihe delegalion appearing before the council was to advocate that Western Germany Join the "German Democratic Republic." The three Western powers voted down Vlshlnsky's proposal. They contended the People's Congress Isn't really represenuuivcs of all Germany, as it calirns to be. So vlshinsky got an echoing "no." Mwcow Awaits Chance This projected Eastern zone republic Is to be « totalitarian regime like those ot the other satellite states. Should there be a union between the communized "German Republic" and the Ped- ea. DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin p. Jordan. M. D. Written fer MEA Berrke When w.._te materl«l» are not el- ilnated through the kidneyi they uild up In the blood and cause condition known a« uremia or .remlc poisoning. Usually It Is the suit of some kind of kidney fall- re such as a long-lasting Brighfs sease or nephritis. Occasslonally results from shock, or severe loss fluid from the body as long- ontlnue<j vomiting or watery dia- hea. A diagnosis can be made only fter the blood has been examined heroically lo find out whether the jolscnous substances are actually ncreased. This chemical examina- on ot the blood also helps to eclde what treatment to use and hat the outcome is likely to be. •"•esti of the urine and careful xamlnatlons of the functioning of 'ie kidneys are also necessary be- ore a complete diagnosis can be lade and proper treatment started. Symptoms Vatue The symptoms cannot be easily [escribed. A vague "toxic" condition £iich becomes gradually worse U ne rule, victims of uremia are especially susceptible to Infections, which can lead to complications. Treatment depends on what is inventing the elimination of poisonous wastes and how far it has progressed, m- generaf. when the cause is due to the kidneys the only measures which can be taken are those which will aid the kidneys in elimination. The best time to attack, uremia of course, is long before it de velops. If the Brighfs disease of other causes 01 uremia can be prevented, the condition will not occur. Some cases of Brighfs disease leading eventually to uremia are the result of acute infections such as pneumonia or scarlet fever, Hence prompt attack on such infections by sulfa drugs or penicillin ought to prevent some cases from developing at all. Uremia Is really a late stage of any one of several conditions and nominated Gerharf iisler"'t'o th« Is not a disease of itself. = -•" J '-- ••- ' Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer Individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequintly asked questions In his column. By Edwin T .Jordan. M.TJ. QUESTION: What can be done for an acid condition of the stomach ahich causes a bitter taste In the mouth? ANSWER: The stomach Juices are always normally acid. Sometimes this acid passes up to the mouth and causes a bitter taste. In many cases of this sort, however, some disease condition may be present In the stomach which should be tested for by X-rays and other methods. eral Republic of the Western An the Red zone would provide L. spear-head for the attempted com mumzation of the other three zones For that reason Moscow would jump at (he chance to make such a union, and by the same token the Western democracies will keep u far away from it as possible. Incidentally, communism looked down its nose at Uncle Sam and '5 Yeart Ago In Blythcville - J Shouse-Liltle Chevrolet Co.. are advertising a Standard Six Sport Roaster at Flint, Mich., S490.00. With bumpers, spare tire and tire oclc $18 extra. Announcement is made today of lie engagement ol Miss Mary Ellen itevens. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I think that Soutn's bid was a little bold, but then women like tc bid and take chances, and if they go down, that Is just one they m Used. However, had thii young lady who played today's hand been as meticulous about counting her tricks and checking up on the different possibilities, as the young woman I had seen leaving for her vacation, she *ould have made her contract. Let her win the first trick with the king of clubs, but now she should stop and think. She. can take the spade finesse, but why not leave that until last. Supposing she leads the ten ol diamonds and overtakes It with the jack in dummy Puff a small heart with the ace of diamonds. Lead the eight of diamonds, overtake with the nine spot voice sounds better when the listen- t )xc cir wondering why the delay, er l.s unconscious. but his wile, she made sure there "How can they dare say cvcrv was "° milk left in the icebox to week that this piy is so round, so sollr - He 1 " Plants had been left with firm and so fully packed?" (When the neighbors, and she even checked Frank had (hat' cigarct sponsor.) «P on lllc stoppers in the bathroom DE-GLAMOftl/.CR and kitchen sink. Archie (lubber! Hildcgarde as "Ihe One evening when I was playing rich man's Cass Daly" and Marlenc; bridge I compared that litlle dc- Dictrlcb 'the baritone Margaret raonstrallon to today's hand. VAKJ9S • J93 + 984 *KT1 V7641 W E S Dtolir VQ10II • 7 + QJ106 • AKQ14M1 *AK Hand—Neither mL Weet Kerlk EM* 2 • Fa* 1V fum 3 * PM. 1V Pan 3 * Pax 4 • POT 7 • Pa» Pa» P*m Openinc—44 in dummy, and all the diamond have been picked up. Let tKi- cash the ace and king o hearts, discarding two spades. Whe the ten of hcartt falls, she now ha break. She should now ruff a sma heart with the six of diamonds Play the deuce of diamonds an overtake with the three spot i dummy and the queen of spade can be discarded on the good heart. Joleman Stevens to Young . f Osceola. The wedding will be sol- mnizeti June 26. Friends of Miss Florence Arian re asked to call at her home on Sunday afternoon when her moth- r will be hostess for a trousseau ea Miss Arlans marriage to Phil Fctnberg of Cape Girardeau will oc- jr soon. J. W. Shousc took the boys of his Sunday School Class for an outing n Memphis yesterday where they njoyed a picnic at Overton Park. Members who went were Bobby and ~oe Billy McKaney, Bill Laferty, 'ack M:Culstion, Mansfield Wash- iiirn. j. W. shome Jr.. James 3arnes and Raymond Bradley. _ _ ui.'ii.i lu 11 IB Red-dominated "German People's congress," This fugitive who has 3een described by a u S congress ional committee as top Communist the United States. So far as concerns the talking over of western Germany by the •German People's Republic," it's wholly unlikely Moscow exited It could be done, it was Just a maneuver. Actually (he average German hates the name of Communism and the only way he could be made to bow to it would by by force. Economic Unity Held Possible While the chances of any political unity between East and West are slim indeed, authoritlve sources in Paris say the Western powers will try to salvage some form of economic unity for Germany from The council meeting. There may be ^ a chance of success here for there is small doubt that Moscow Itself is anxious to get an agreement which will open up trade between Eastern and Western Europe. The Eastern European bloc is in a bad way. economically, owing to the long disruption of continental trade. Western Europe Is doing better, because of the Marshall plan. However, it might get ahead faster if there were a resumption of trade relations with the other countries behind the Iron Curtain. Thus a revival of economic relations seems to offer the only likely fround for agreement. In any event, that grouhd probably will be surveyed. "But", somebody asks. "Doesn't all this mean a conthiation of the cold war?" It certainly does! We are just entering a new phase of it, that's all. The practice of kneading rtough with the feet originated in Egypt and continued into modern days in Scotland. All the raw materials used in the glass are found in the United States. It would take about 3.000,000 earths to equal the bulk of the sun. 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