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PAGE FOUR BLTTHEVILLI! (ARK.V COITRIES NEWS SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 194» "THE BLYTHEVELLE COURIEB NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W. 8AINB8 PubUshtr JAMES L, VIBHOEFr Editor ; PAUi D. HTJliAM, Adt»rta»inf tamer Sol. Nation*! Ad»erti*ln« R*pre«nUtJT»: Wallac* WiLmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit, u »«ond el»ai matter at th» po*»- oiftea »t Blyth*ville, ArkaBM* under «ct ol COB- grau, Octobar «, 1811. » my'*'•'' Pno SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In U»* dtj ol Blythe»W» of in* lUburbaa town «b*r» canto «ervlc« li «n*lB- talzwd, Mo per week, 01 8Sc per month Bj mail within • radius of 60 mile* MM P" year »2 00 tor «li months, $1.00 for thre* month*; bj mall out*id« 60 mlla «>n« »10,00 pet T««i paythla In advanc*. Meditations And the Lord answered (he a«el lh»t talk** with me wllh |ood wordi »nd comfortable worda, —Zecharlah 1:13. • • • Kind words are benedictions. They are not only instruments of power ,But of benevolence »nd courtesy; blessings both to the speaker and hearer ol them.—Frederick Saimders. Barbs 'A night club drummer in New York was robbed of all his possessions. Somebody stole his thunder. • • • A man may slash his nKe's clothes (o rtbbuns, ruled » Massachusetts Judge. But now when «he's In them. • » * A man in Illinois ale lour pounds ol spaghetti IB li minutes. If laid end to end he never coula have sprinted it in that time. • • • T»o boyi arrested for i«indlini «id Ihelr father had trained them. Gyps off the old block. » • • A pump wu turned Into a grain scale by an eastern farmer. Where there's a well there's a weigh. Germany Needs Stronger h Toward Democracy Tn«ny, the we«tern nttioni cannot leave this new government or any other German government to its own device*. . The free world needs better assurance* that it has gained from this election that Germany wants to be a peaceful member of the European fraternity. Young Drivers Need Curb New York state has stepped in with n maneuver designed to help curb the high accident rate among automobile drivers under 25 years of age. The State Insurance Department has boosted liability rates 15 to 20 per cent for drivers in this age group. What that mean* is that young drivers will have to pay more than other motorists for insurance, probably until such time as a lowered accident record indicates they are a safer bet on the highways. The high accident rate among young drivers is a nation-wide rash that needs stamping out promptly. Other states might well copy the New York example as one means of reducing the menace. ' In their first free election since Hitler took power in 1933, some 24,000,000 Germans in the western zones have voted for parliament members to serve in the new government created under Allied auspices. Right-wing parties tarried the day. Together the Christian Democrats, the leading party in the returns, and the Free Democrats, who ran third, piled up enough seats in the new assembly to dominate it in coalition. The Social Democrats, a strong second, are not far behind this combination. The non-Communist world observed appily that Communists polled just six per cent of the total vote, as compared with the 10 per cent they registered in the 1946 state elections in Germany. It was the fourth straight setback for communism at the polls in Kurope. This latest shellacking came after defeats in Italy, France and West Berlin. Naturally there is satisfaction in the mere fact this election was held, tor it suggests Germany is back on the road to freedom at last. Anyone must welcome the establishment of postwar self- government there, even though it does not include the Soviet zone. There is satisfaction also in word that the election generally was orderly, and that a surprisingly large turnout — about 75 per cent of the eligible voters — joined in the balloting. Yet the conduct of the election campaign in the final 10 days certainly must temper our enthusiasm for an otherwise hopeful event. It was marked by an emotional upsurge of strident nationalism that smacked oC Hitlerism all over again. Like many other signs coming out of Germany, it was unfortunate evidence that Germans seem to have changed little since Hitler's heyday. The outbursts were toned down in the final appeals. But it is hard to shake off the feeling that the earlier thunder- ings represent the true German sentiment even among the more enlightened party leaders. Fuel for this nation comes from Thomas Mann, celebrated German author just back from a visit to his homeland. He declares there is real danger from a reviving militaristic nationalism in Germany. He advises the western powers to give more support than they have to the "honestly democratic forces" of Germany, which he says are in a "dangerous minority." That is the least we can do. Until genuine democracy grows strong in Germany, which he says are in a "dangerous minority." That is the least we can do. Until g*uuin« democracy jrows strong in Ger- VIEWS OF OTHERS Influence Peddling: What's to Be Done? The President IE right as well as understandable In asking that public and press withhold Judgment on Gen. Harvy Viughan until he has tetti/ied hi his own defense. Mr. Truman is understandable but less surely right when lie takes a mililantly partisan rattier than an impersonal position with regard to the alleged activities ol his military aide. Any President would likely be defensive about his purely personal appointments. But Mr. Truman tends to go further and mix personal loyalty with olli- clal relationships. H would be regrettable were lie to push whal is a virtue in a private cltUen very far In this decidedly non-private situation. Even assuming, as *'e should, thai General Vaughan Is Innocent ot any violation of law, he will still have to do some tall explaining to dissipate the impression that he has committed assault and mayhem on the proprieties or his position. What is the law that might apply to acts already perpetrated of (lie kind suggested by the five percenter investigation? If it should be established that abuses beyond the law have existed; what might be done to prevent more of them? The United States Criminal Code makes H a felony for anyone to offer, or give, or a government official to recehe "any money or thing ol value" where the intent is to Induce an act (or omission] in violation of lawful duty, or to procure a contract from the United States. By common practice, a courtesy or good-will gift Is not deemed "» thing of value." Think of the hams turkeys, and four-gallon hats that come to any President In the White House! But does S3,000 worth of hard-to-get deep freezes come under that category? What was. the intent? Was there any specilic u.uld pro quo. understood between donor and recipient? Those Questions have to be; answered before violation of law can be assiinied or dismissed. As for the five percenters: The Armed Services Procurement Act of 1947 makes allowance for agents who may go after government contracts on commission—the assumption being, of course, thai the merits of the transaction, not who has been doing favors for whom .shall govern. How to get at the influence peddlers? One Senate bill (already passed) would prohibit RFC employees for two years from taking a job with a firm granted a loan. Another would bar Federal Communications Commissioners trom Jobs with firms under the regulation ot that body. Another (the Mundt bill) would place live percenters under the lobbying laws. And still another (the Ferguson bill) would mike it a felony for one obtaining » government contract lo conceal any aid he may have received. On the positive side, departmental inlomia- tion bureaus might undermine the sales talk of unscrupulous brokers that a go-between is necessary. The Department of Defense Is setting up such a service. Beyond the reach of all these prohibitions and aids lies a vast area dependent largely upon the dignity and integrity of government oflicials ana the decency of businessmen. Here Illusive Influence and unprovable intent can sometimes operate contrary to good government It not lo the letter of the law. Here the only check Is exposure by the right kind of congressional probing and a free and watchful press. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONFrOR Not a Very Pleasant OutlooL Is It? SO THEY SAY World Leaders Voice Concern Over Grim Picture in Europe MacKenaU AP ForeJrn Attain Aaal;»l The economic position of Western Europe has reached an unhappy .stage which is causing much concern on both sld« of the Atlantic. A grim picture wu conjured up during the debate In the consult*- tive assembly of the 12-nation Council of Europe Just terminated in Strasbourg, Prance. The consensus was that the Marshall plan aid U producing little permanent effect on recovery and that Europe 1* In for economic chaos il she can't achieve economic unity before the program ends in 1»5J. The more gloomy prophets lore- PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Cabinet Member Plans Trip West To Gather Data on Unemployment Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer will make a swing through the West after Labor Day to study business conditions and get reports from Industrialists and public of- iiclals on how unemployment might be reduced. His Itinerary is being arranged to hit the big centers like Los Angeles. Sn Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Secretary Sawyer has already visited Boston, Buffalo. Detroit, Cincinnati, Memphis, Birmingham and Savannah. At the conclusion of his transcontinental survey tour, he'll make a rejwrt to the President. Monkey-Business at Murnc Armed services research groups working on new supersonic planes at Muroc Lake. Calif., have had to stop ari-to-groLind radio coin- came down to Washington from | New York to testify. He brought with him a test tube containing, hu said, 100 ounces of gold concentrate. It wns worth $41 an ounce, or $4100. If the stulf had been pure gold, it would be worth only 435 an ounce. The premium price for the Icss-p'ire gold. Searles told the committee, was due to government controls on the price and movement of pure gold and resulting foreign black market demand for concentrates 'for hoarding purposes. I Srarlcs had to rush through his testimony and leave in a hurry to catch a plane back to Neu- York. After he had gone, the senators noticed he had left his tube of dust behind him. Everybody mimications during experimental j in the committee room was afraid flight-s. The order uas issued following discovery that these radio conversations were being monitored by outsiders In an effort to obtain advance data on research. Previously, plane performance characteristics under various conditions were reported immediately by the pilots to technical observers on the ground. Now after the plane lands. Under this new procedure, much valuable data may be lost if the research plane crashes. But the need to keep air silence was considered more Important. Moment When Senate Banking and Currency committee was investigating a Job with LAistron pre-tabricated housing organization, In Columbus, has X J35.500.000 is dickering for to touch it, and the tube lay I he witness table in full view lor half an hour. Then Searles came dashing back into the room in a great sweat, looking for his gold. Just as lie was about to board the plane, he said, he remembered what he had forgotten. The gold was right where he had left it. He was delayed in getting back to New York, but he said it was worth it. Old Practice Reconstruction finanace corporation oriicials have been on the pan from House Banking and Currency Committee members because E. Merle Young, a junior RFC ex- gold prices. Engineer Fred Searles aminer. quit the government to take O. Lustron now RFC loan and $14,500,000 more. The congressmen didn't think HFC employes should go to work for its customers. Actually, RFC has been planting its officials In companies to which it gave credit, ever since it was founded. First instance was in 1932 when an RFC official Wa-s put on the board of directors o f Tennessee National Bank, Kn'oxvllle. during the depression. This policy was carried on all ihrough the Jesse Jones era of RFC. ProjreMivei Won't Talk Washington rumors that Henry Wallace might become a Progressive Party candidate for the seat nf Sen. Robert F. Wagner of New York ave denied at PP headquarters in New York . . . Spanish censorship prohibited distribution of the news tll?.t tile U.S. Congress had turned down the fove to grant Franco's government a 550,000,000 credit. . . . Belgian Communist women's organisation has started a campaign to stop the sale of Belgian Congo uranium ore to the United States . . . President Peron's Argentine government is still mad at the ex-US. Assistant Secretary of State Spruille Brarlcn. having recently published four attacks against him in four days in th« government-controlled press. Th. DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service There are 12 nerves which come directly out of. the brain. These nerves are numbered; for example the seventh, also called the facial nerve, supplies some of the skin and muscles of the face, A condition which sometimes affects this nerve Is called Bell's palsy after the famous Englishman who was the Hist to give a complete dscriiHIoii of the condition. The most striking features of thL illness are a paralysis of the muscles of one side of the face whlcl produces a drooping or sagging o the-lip ai* an inability to close one eye. As a result, the two side of the face do not look alike even when at rest; the difference become more conspicuous when motions like wrinkling the forehead, smilitig o laughing are attempted. Bell's palsy frequently comes o; suddenly and' is associated wit some pain. The pain may leave ra ther rapidly and then there may be no sensations except perhaps mil tingling. The sense of taste ove tiie front portions of the tongu is also frquently affected. Causes Vary Widely This condition may be the resu of Injury such as a cut or a gun shot wound. The difficulty may fo low the extraction ol a tooth Infections of various sorts, espe cially those in the upper part the nose or throat, frequently pre cede this nerve paralysis. Genera diseases such as mumps, shingle scarlet fever, or influenza are ac ditional possibilities. Treatment depends on the cau il that can be discovered. In tho. verities which follow an acute in fection, time is perhaps all that needed. In other cases some special opeL atton or treatment is indicated. Th application of warmth around th car area may be helpful, if th paralysis is slight and if there nothing to make It seem undesi able, electric treatments may hel Active movements of the face n Iront of a mirror are recommended Irom the beginning. Note: Dr. Jordan ij unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. QUESTION: What causes the heart to beat rapidly after a large meal? Nothing has been found wrong with my heart. I am nervous and high strung. ANSWER: The last sentence probably gives the answer to your question. If nothing organically wrong has been found In your heart, there should be nothing to worry about. saw social upheavals and even wan economic unity isn't achieved. Na. xly contradicted statement* that tie lou£-mige constructive work being 'done under the Marshall an. Speakers in the assembly ham- ered on this question of economic nlon. America's aid was praised aa onerous and wise and criticism was veled at the Marshall plan coun- • les .themselves. They were charged ith not having submerged nation- InteretLs in the Interest of Eur- On the heel-, of these Strasbourg onfessions, the Economic Coopei- tion Administration In Washington eports a slackening In the rate of uiopean recovery. It sums up by aylne that the program's ultimate bjective of a healthy recovery, In- ependent of extraordinary outside ssistance, remains "a difficult tut ttalnable goal; Greater Unit; Needed gk The Strasbourg conclusions leave ne with the uncomfortable inipre.s- ion of some Marshall plan coun- rles which up lo this Juncture lave overlooked the cardinal fact hat the well-beins of the inrllvlrt- sts»te is de«ri'rt(Mit on r-~ trenail) of all the sUles. Tliey lave missed the point in their nx'Kv to overcome their personal difficulties. We can to a bit further by nni- linc the risk of seeming unsracions. There are some (though not nil} of the Marshall nlan countries which have siven slans of regwrt- 2 Unr-le Sam as a wealthy fall- cuy who would pay the bill to put hem on their feet. Their re.snonsi- >ility in the nrosram ended when they acri-ntert Sam's larcess. The Marshall plan never envis- sed any such project as footing all the cost for European recovery. Its Idea was to hlep the needy states to helvj themselves—to construct a "healthy economy Independent ol extraordinary outside assistance." One of the prime essentials o? success for tills program was unity of effort. This has now cropped up as a new idea for some countries, when their representatives sot to- aether in the consultative assembly at Strasboure and becan to assay the general situation. It's a case of one for all and all for one. Just a it was during the world war. 0 Britain to Curb Expenses Britain .this week made a move of self-help by asking all government departments to cut down spending. She hopes to save at least «6QO,- 000,000 in the next year. That's five per cent of the national budget. TJiij step followed American public criticism of the British Socialist Government's home spending. It likely means that some Socialist welfare projects will have to be deferred—a tough break for the party in view of the general election due the middle of next year. Whether the views expressed at Strasbourg on economic unity will register in all twelve capitals a problematical. If they do register there may still be time, as the E: nomlc • Cooperation Administration in Washington Indicates, to pull Western Europe out of Its tail-spin. If they c'.on'l register, it's going to be too bad for all hands concerned. IN HOLLYWOOD Bj Erakinc Johnson NEA Stall Corratpondent By John Lund (For Ersalne oJhnson who [s on vacation. ) HOLLYWOOD <NEA> — Four years ago this very month, I arrived In Hollywood, determined to do die. Then I .saw myself on the -=cri And then—thcn,mind you. Louie tlia! dope, he has to go and kick Die bucket! A minute ago he was talking a blue streak, he practically rccilcd the Gettysburg Address, but just when we're about to hit pay dirt, he clams up and dies. And we McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKtnney America's Card Authority Wrt"-n for NBA Service lO-KB IlttlC UOtl t Bidding bidding to- die at less than a game contract. If South bids three no trump, he may scare North out, so he should bid two no trump. Now North should Jump to four clubs, showing a six-card suit. •South should start counting the possible tricks, six clubs and five diamonds. He is interested in how many aces North holds, so he should use the Blackwood bid ol our no trump. When North bids five hearts, showing two aces, South •should not make the mistake of lidding a grand slam in diamonds, just for the honors, but should play It safe and bid seven no trump. No distribution of any kind can .eon and becan shopping around j have lo .sit through six more rrels for an cmbalmer. In that far off | before we find out who done It. If If America Is to be run by the people, it Is the people who must think. And we do not need to put on sackcloth and ashes lo think. Nor should our minds work like a sundial which records only sunshine. Our thinking must square against tome lessons at history, some principles ol government and morals, if we would preserve the rights and dignity of men to which this nation Is dedicated. —Ex-President Herbert Hoover. • • • The most lucrative sources of the funds being diverted from the Treasury to unauthorized purposes are the substantial payments made by private enterprises for the privilege of doing ous- Iness on government property.—Comptroller Gener»l Lindsay C. Wnuen. » • • We hope and work for on age of peace »nd plenty, when the unmeasured riches and genius of Europe will make her *«tln the fountain of world Inspiration.—Winston Churchill, speaKinf on the newly organized Council of Europe. » » • What we've got to get Is the respect of Russia for the combined strength of the Allies.—Former V. «. Chlti el fttit OttorK O. Marthtll. July, I was innocent, wide-eyed. 'That Is. my eyes would have been wide il I could have got them open at all.) My l?nor;\nce of the cinema was profound. T thought "p. tight two" referred to an unmarried couple on a binge And a "cooconloris." for all I knew, was Geortje Coilloris' father. The years have made me wiser, f still couldn't tell you exactly what a coocoilloris is bvil I rto know that it cannot in any way be held responsible frr George. In these forty and cii;ht months I have striven mightily (o Irarn morie way? and means, but *!- thiwirh I have keen intuition, a retentive memory, superb dwluc- tiTf powers. » perfectly rarishini ffture— »nK have llvrrt lliromh right films for Paramount up lo the end of "The" I mint own that certain nl)»!ws of ihls operation Mill baffle me. FOT instance: How can a movlr pncilist soak Uf more punishment in a single roum Mian Jeffries. Johnson. Dempscj Tunney and bouh absorbed In thci combined careers? And live to pla; footsie with a blond yet? Whodunnit? Why, In the movies, does a dyln man always have rnnugli st to say every word In (he dictlonar Do not get into the habit of crowding the bidding. Players who Ixnne haci an an ounce of stamina, •e could all have gone home at a expectable hour. Whv. in scene* .showing an andi- nce at a symphony concert, do all he listeners seem to be under the nfluencc of hashish? It's all ti^hl o lave music, but let's keep it pla- onlr, kids. Take a plrltire when tbe hrro- inr T* supposed (o be a Broadway actress and we see her on the Mane phi.TJnt In her latest hit before a packed house. My question Is—where rlo they pet that audl- encr? Thosr people will lauch at a cnmma and a semi-colon throws them Into hysterics. The liEvoinc will be sitting at stage Iclt. lightly stnimmiiiB a pi- ani i the heroine always plays the piano. Whv not a ba^s viol once in j Uiile. just to break the monotony?!. Anyway, there fhc sits, clutching the keys, and a man white pants comes on and says. "Iris where is everyone?" The heroine hits a tonic chord and replies "Kveryone, Bertie? Oil . . . around." Thru the poor fcirl smirks. as though she'd pulled a fast one and you think niaybc the kid is like to leap into contracts are called "Leaping Lena's," and you don't want to be one. Take your time. Get as much Information oul of the hand as you can. It is .urprising how often a player wil be able to count every trick In the combined hands with such information. 15 Years Ago In BlytheviUe Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Pairfield are the parents of a son born Sui t the B'lythcvine Hospital, baby who weighs eight pounds has been named Albert Brown Fairfield. Mrs. Walker Baker. Mrs. C. W. Afflick and two children Charles and Jeannie returned yesterday from North Carolina. Mrs. Baker has been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Still and Mrs. Afflick visited her parents in Charlotte, N.C. Mary Jean Afllick hns spent the Summer at Lake Lure N.C. Camp for girls. Jean Dedman daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Dedman entertained 33 of her little friends yesterday with a party because it was her beat this contract, while many third birthday. The souvencrs were combinations of cards may prevent South from making in ' a suit contract. a grand slam dolls, police badges, transfer stamps and balls fished from a large fishing pond by the children. Acrodonr Lizard Answer to Previous Puzzle L««on Hand on Bidding $••<* We* N«rtk EMt 1 » PM 2 * PIS, 2 * Pass : V P»M 2N.T Pas* «+ FJW 4N.T. P»« S* P%R, 7N.T. Pa*« Faaw F»« Opening—* t 5 South should open the bidding with one diamond. North, with little retarded—but no. sir. by t ao . su | t hand, should hid the long- Georcc. the audience likes it. loo! er suil (irst . lwa c i u bs. M 0st be- I.ike :t? They Ro intn convulsions.] gmncrs holding except the one we want to hear? j They tear the roof off Tliey quiet | would become When the cops bend over his bullet-riddled body and rasp: "Who done U, lx>»le?" t/sule gasps, "What you say, Inspector?" ••Who done It. Louie?" "Who done it?" •Yeah. Umlt, yeah?" "It w**—U down just long enough to hear the girl say. "And by 'around,' Bertie— I do mean around." This annihilates them. They dissolve .The sound of bursting blood ve.v~eh is like machine-sun fire. Boy, could we have used those people bark' ai the Broadluirst, on tough WednetcUy matlneci. the South hand ii little anxious holding 150 honors, and bid thre diamonds. This Is not correct South should bid only Vwo diamonds and wait to see what hi partner will do. North's next bid should be Iwi hearts, which shows at least flvi clubs and four hearts. He also ha reversed and doet not want. th« HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted lizard 9 Papal cape 10 Command 12 Above 13 Goddess of dawn 15 Verbal 17 Act 18 Pedal digit 19 Capita! at Italy 20 Hall-em 21 Father 22 Weight ot India 25On«g*r 27 Pronoun 28 Behold! 29 Symbol lor illinium 30 Preposition 31 Attempt 32 Individual 34 Him 35 Nejitivt reply J7 Within (comb. form) 40 Head covtrinf 43 Box 45St»f«er 4< Blackbird of cuckoo family •n Agreement 4« Play tht part ot host 50 Cook in an ov«n 5Jltii v*rjt >tew in iU VERTICAL 1 Alionquiin Indiw 2 Compact 3 Indian mulberry 4 Encounter 5 Misplace 6 Symbol for erbium 7 Smell 8 Roman emperor 9 Baking 25 Singing voice chambers 26 Anon 11 Sloping ways 31 Doctrine 12 Poem 33 Make into lav* 14 Hawaiian bird.H She 16 Meadow 36 Worthiest 53 Prince morsel 24 Depend 38 Designate 39 Oil (prefix) 40 Detest 41 Any 42 Weary 43 Gaiter 44 Goby 49 Average (ab.) 51 Onward \

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