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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 29, 1949
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PACl? SIX BT,YTHRVn.I,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHJSVILLE COURIER NEWS THJB COURIER NEWS OCX H. W HA1NE6, PubUiber JAMBB u VERHOOT editor FACTL D. HUMAN. 4dwtUn« Sol* Nation*) Advertising Representatives: WilUc* Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, D« trait, Allaou, Memphis. • mured M tecond cUu matter at the po*t- elfle* at Btytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- fret*. October », 1917. Member of The Associated Preo SUBSCRIPTION RATES: . JBy carrier 111 the dl; o[ Blythevllle or any iuburbui town where carrlei service U mam- tained, 20c per week, 01 85c pel month BT mill, withiii * radius of So miles M.uo pei jear, $2.00 (or six months, *1.<W (01 three months; bj mail outside 50 mile tone 110.00 pei yeu payable In advance. Meditations Afitr thin manner therefor* pray rr: (tar Father which »r« IB hraitn, Hallimed br thy UHe. Matthew S:». * • • More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of. Wherefore tel thy voice Rise like a fountain for me night and day. For what are men better than slieep or goats That nourish a blind life within the Dram. If. knowing God, they lilt not hands of prayer Both for themselves and tlioje wlio caJl tliem friend! —Tennyson. Barbs F|re destroyed n streetcars in Cincinnati. .usually the riders who are burned up. A rouplc wh* went on m s*ilbn»l honeymoon In Florida were diicovcreiL two ff«*k$ later. Front A young de«r in a London »oo steals Ho visitors a vi to*. Some fawn, eh? nofe: N« >E >.t* (hit summer. Alt aw» n«te! Twoboy* on the east const butll an up-to-date fco*t powered by a washing machine motor. No more tubs for them. Swimmer Is Reminder Of Gay Yesteryear We can thank Shirley Way France, Mi* comely 17-year-old Jlassachusett* las*, for taking our minds off the diet £<>f crises by .which we live fhese days. j. tAlert Americans have to attend to !,th« critical problems of the time or stand accused of chixeii.sliip. But Shirley May's channel swim is a Welcome relief from the grim spate of stories about Britain's dollar troubles, Russia's obstinacy and deception, and the painful plodding of Congress through • hot summer. Shirley May can do this for us because her venture has all the elements of the most forceful human story that can be told: m an, or better still, jfirl against nature. We've bad channel swims before And maybe the country has grown up a iot since the giddy'l92U's when an American girl named Gertrude Ederle stole the front pages with her successful try. But still this contest against nature can't be dismissed as "old stuff." The i'act is that events like this are well-nigh irresistible. Look at the exciting ingredients of the story: a treacherous expanse of water, icy cold and churned by shifting tides and gusty winds, and a sturdy young blue-eyed blonde who has been preparing a long time lo pit her strength and pluck against it. Too, Shirley .May has led lts to hark back lo a past tbat was gayer, il somewhat more irresponsible, l.han our present. And nobody stems sorry for that. Americans are a nostalgic people. They enjoy dwelling on their former glories and pleasures. They like almost anything thiU recalls the flavor of a day gwie );y. Who can read of Shirley May's channel swim without thinking again of the frizzy hair-do's and short skirts >,( the flappers, the Charleston and Black Kottom, twig runs b.v Red Grange of Illiimis, and the placid countenance of "Silent Cal" Coolidge? Yes, we owe Shirley May our gratitude for this. She's given us an agreeable change in mood and temper. She's made us remembei il is still possible lo relax and be pleasantly trivial. Grandstanding? Senator (.'apehart, Indiana Rrpttbli- can, suggests lhal co-pilots" be placed on big interstate buses as a safety measure. The idea was inspired by u ivconl serious crash in which a bus overUmied »nd burned, killing 15 person*. This looks Jike * pretty foolish impulse on Capehart'» part. The safety record of the bus lines is hardly S o bad a* fo warrant tlie addition to all major buses of extra drivers who would have virtually nothing to do except in rare emergencies. Indeed, the move would open the door immediately to charges that bus drivers as a group were trying to "make work" by "feathcrbedding," the common term for the practice of carrying extra help not considered really necessary. Some of Capehart's senatorial colleagues Would probably Lc the first to pop to I heir leet lo decry the practice should il be extended to buses. One wonders, too, whether Capehart would have got t| le idea at all if the fatal accident had occurred somewhere else than in his home state of Indiana. VIEWS OF OTHERS 'An Industrial Revolution' The steel industry is now presenting its side of the case before the presidential fact-finding board. We still uphold Its determination to resisi '•ibtirth-roimrt" demands which, sieel being the proverbial key industry, could set oft a chain reaction ol increased labor costs. We want to see more people with steady jobs at the current nign rate of pay than fewer at work for still higher wages. We agree that even de facto arbitration on economic Issues raises grave questions, particularly outside of public utilities. Usually collective oar- Kaining ,lf honestly pursued between reasonably equal sides, conies nearer to determining what a Itrm or Industry can really afford to pay But steel has chosen to put much ol its case behind a blast not at the personnel of this racl- fuiding board but at the existence of any such body at all. But its appointment, says the industry, the President announces "an industrial revolution in America." Tins, as we see it, is a tactic which raises just as serious questions as it seeks to answer. The steel industry is not a public utility. But it it heavily affected with the .public interest- its own appreciation of which fact it made plain .early m the controversy. What course does steel believe would b« in line with iis especial responsibilities? Does it oppose all governmental entry into the dispute? The ' industry indicated strongly at one stage that it wanted the national emergency clause of the Tafl-Hartley Act invoked. That, too. would have meant a fact-finding board. And it must know that an array of facts is often but little less potent than a recommendation. Doe* the industry believe it should s,,,,p ly slug it out with the union? No administration ol either political party could stand passively by and let this come to pass without making every etlort lo prevent it. The stake the general wellare has in such a battle is too great. It is this mlcrweavjng ot the public interest with labor-management relations in an muras- inuly i»rge sector of the economy that may be "an industrial revolution." ut, Harry S. amlan ,,, a , u invent it. - CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR • • » President Truman's Appeal President Truman may have flown 822 miles from Washington lo Miami to make Mondays speech !o the Veterans of Foreign Wars. But u was really addressed to Congress. Jt was :,n appeal for tile appropriation o| the full SI,430.IX»,000 asked for the rearming of tnentl- ly nations. This arms program is to back up the Atlantic Pact as well as to help Pacific nations As the President .said, it Is "part ol tbc pnre ol peace" which has to IK paid in the lact of "Soviet pressure." The amount already has been slashed by the HOUM, but at least, part of the cut may be restored by the Senate. Important as economy ls this is a,, appropriation which Congress oiiRIn mii to cut without the utmost deliberation. In a sense, it is the earnest put up by the United Slates lo show its sincerity in joining ,„ , fol . defense against totalitarian ex,)a, ls ,on The President cheerttilly agreed to the striKing of the section ivliich would have given him almost unlimited authority over the spend..,,, ot uiis sum. But tt would be very questionable it congress wfi, non to make a drastic reduction In the sum it.'.MI. ST. LOUIS POST-13181'A'ICH SO THEY SAY I do not btheve Nazism as such Is beuic revived. I do not bclicnc that new leaders today woultl get far if tl lc y really attempted lo resurrect Nazism or reglnrify Hitler All that Is too closely associatco with rieftal ar.ri dis s raceful acts.—High Cnnun.s. sioucr tor Oermany .John J. McCloy, in a raoio s[«ecti. It is ess«:ua| [or the Rieal powers to kcrp irj contact, to mile t|,j,, R s over, and seriously to tif- Botiate wun one another....I liopc that they win not siKalu Bu-ak oil their eflorls lo sellte'(nrh riilfeiences.-United .Nations Secretary General I'rygvie Lie, outlining his prescription for ppa, : e. « * * The gangster menace iin IAS AiiRctesi )., vw> real. The nintimers would like tn biea',: m r>r- CKU.'-e (,'aliftir ma is becoming a populous wpniin\ »nd Iire-spenihriB center,-Major Hctcner |)o»- ron of U>s AiiKKles. • * • | I'll never rciire. In JB.!B .«lil j'rl irt;,, ,,, A LOW I ni a.vliam.d I sairi luat. Scinen arin-.« Ethel Barryniurt Somehow We're Sort of Losing Interest in Buying MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1949 PETER EDSOHS Washington News Notebook White Paper on China N6w is Termed 'Whitewash', 'Confession of Failure WASHINGTON — ;NEA>— Two! weeks of hashing over the State Department's 1000 pages of "While [ Paper" on China reveal only thatj lobody nn either side ol the nrgu- j nent has been converted by it? [ documents. ! Critics of tlw U.S. government's i past actions in China call it "the j vhitewash paper" .... "a confes-| ,ion of failure" .... "an expose of; he State Denartmem's do-nothing' -policies." It i criticized a^ too! weeping a disclaimer, loo much' defense of past policies. Those who believe that Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist government beyond help— it has been corrupt and because it failed o listen to good American milit-xrv conomic and political advice find the White Paper full support or their view. Both of these positions may be maintained by citations and direct lotations from the White Paper's documents. Both arguments are unported by taking passages out >f context and referring to them lone. Trying to weigh both ar»'j- nent lor a balanced opinion gives ; "me indication that the White 'aper may be. after all. a pretty lair report on the whole sad story. • But it wilt be months before tiierc ; can be any informed and intelli- : Kent opinion on the China situation in the United States. Only 15000 copies ot the White Paper have been printed and !e=s tfian 10000 have been distributed. It is doubt-' fill if any copy has hern thoroughly analyzed, dispassionately and impartially. Also, the Cliinesp government's. Full reply to the White Paper must be awaited, to Bet the otjicr side of the story. The pro-ciiians bloc in Coneres< and the Chinese embassy lobby in Washington one of the. most effective in lown, bv the way—will make hay with that. Vital Question Must Be Answered Congressional arguments over whether to give the Nationalist government more money and more: military assistance, along with the j North Atlanti Pact countries, must be listened lo in Cull. ' j Finally, the Slate Department's new irio of experts to study fulurc China policy—Ambnssitdor Phillip C. Jessup. Dr. Raymond B. Fosdick of Rockefeller Foundation and Dr. i Everett Case of Colgate Univcp-ity i —must be heard from. ] Controversy over the White Paper , Ins. however, raised one basic question which must be answered soon.. Can China or any part of it be .wed from the Communists by j further financial and military aid? Senator Knowland of California . and others are talking about 52()n - i OOO.Om more money and a U.S. 1 military mission of 500 officers in advise the Nationalist armies. Thn' key question i.s- will this Involve i ihe United states in what i.s after' all China's civil war? I This rtiic'ttan is Ignored by most I advocates of more aid to China i Thev cite the fact that the United Status Is now committing itself to Sloan 000.000 military nid to wcst- em Europe. They cite the fact that the Uniied states is spending over •"ifl.000.000 on military aid to Oreece and Turkey They maintain ''"I :t is i:u nsistent to fight on tho'-e fronts ami not m China. j But here it may he well lo pause r inri eive junior a simple, littln problem in arithmetic: If it takes a U.S. military miss on ot ^50 ofti- <ers and enlisle men. S340.tlOO.000 ill money and over two years in tune to clean 25.000 Communist KllprriHas out of 50,000 sc.liare miles in Greece, how many Americans, how much monc; and how long a time will it take to clean 2.500.000 Communist soldiers out of more than 1.000.000 square miles of China? The argument over this problem may serve a useful purpose in helping shape the policy to guide future American action in Asia. Must Consider Colonial Policy A plan for China alone no longer .-ecms realistic. It ins;tl be a plan for all the Orient. Even the little S10.000.000 aid for Korea—now part of ttie Military Assistance Program - is being criticized as too much of a piecemeal approach to anti- comulunisin. So tlie search is on for a plan for all the Orient. Here the altitudes of other for- eisn countries come, into the picture. Will the British, the French and the Dutch be '"llling to modify their traditional policies on colonial domination? Anti-communism in the Orient can't be presented as white imperialism if 'it Is to take hold in Asia. It must be a native movement, shared by the Koreans, the Japs, the Filipinos. Malayans. Siamese. Indonesians, Burmese] Indians, Viet-Namese. Ail these countries have young governments that have come into power since the end of the war. or are still coming into power. They have their own intern,- problems. Politically. they ore children Bringing them together will be a lot more difficult, even, than It has . been to try In briiif; together the European r- 'nlries with their centuries of democratic background. What seems to b. shaping up here is no simple tliSnpr that is going to be -solved by one act of Congress and one anprouriatinn bill. It is n crusade that will take decades, maybe even a century. IN HOLLYWOOD Hy Krskine Johnson NKA Stilt Correspondent HOLLYWOOD 'N'EAi — Dana Andrews Joins m lhf , Io jf ywnml ^ r .^ c '"««»ry pro,,, and even chorus for a taxes for actors deal on income Lc^ {in 'Vho can earn 5250,- • nicitibrr i'-lups. There's a Foreign number—"We C:in't Ro- 000 one year, sin norjtiic'n^rand'F"""''" WM We're Trying to be washed up six ,„ „,,,, a?cr a " d ;f"" ;fl ' ni "l ">ur new number.s i:,'li He told me' I 'V 0 " hl '"'a» tour-"WiI,| nill ' Hicrup." i(, e "Un-Originai .\ m .,_ tax. Otic year I saved J20.0CO. My lawyer sairi. "'How did you dn it?' be was amar^-d. "I haven't saved Uiat much since and I think I .<|x>nd Ic^s than any in Hollywood " Hollywood's thw,ry, a KOUIK) OIIP. i ' mi- over fine. But with ;'.-. •>, ir -.iiys antf EIGHT heads." f'-ix v.:n do a .sr-riucl to "I.pltcr lo Thrrr \Vivr-.s" undrr the til lo "Hcrfs Addie." Addle wa» Uic ar.i filv.av.^ '.ilf:r-(| about but never seen. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. .UcKtnnry America's Card Authnrity Wr : ' -i for NRA Service Piny on First Lead I Important for Game I \vas pleased the other day when j l received a check for S500 from the Women's Contract Club of Indianapolis, nd. Mrs. Grace C. Buschmann. president of the club, wroie that it had taken them some time to accumulate this fund, and now they [were happy to pass it on to Wai- Orphans Scholarships. Inc. Anglo-American Name Calling Can Help Only the Communists Ar fweira Affair. [i,»™ , * nn <r o' he Anglo-American preliminary talks in Washlntgon on BHUWs grave economic crisis has been preceded by wise advice Trom one ot England's leading st.uSLn" Anthony Eden, deputy l e ,de7 oT across "he beenauied Tht DOCTOR SAYS -.^Wc^SS'tC 1 .^™"'? them'jud'i "" ""^ '° ™« about iL S Tub/«T h ?™ er . "i',"™ must be hundreds of thousands of involuntarily barren marriages. Many possible causes for sterility exist* In both men and women. Structural defects, past diseases, disturbances in the glands of Internal secretion (hormones) and absent or abnormal sperm or eess are among the possibilities In many cases, the difficulty, regardless of whether it is in the husband or In the wife, can be discovered and rectified either by medical or surgical means. In women, for example, the Rubin test which is used to discover whether the passageways by which the egg passes to the womb are open has teen of great use in diagnosing this cause of sterility. Mir" I Be Temporary In addition to the more definite causes [or sterility in men and women, it is now recognized that in many cases the inability to conceive is not complete but Is temporary and merely caused by some minor ailment. A slight anemia, a vitamin deficiency, severe underweight or overweight, or other signs of being below par may be at fault. When such things are corrected, fertility ma y be restored in some cases and the desired child w soon on the way Considerable skill and experiment is necessray to explore all he possibilities for sterility. Both husband and wife must be investigated If there Is a real desire to find the solution. It cannot alwavs be found, but in a n increasing number of cases the results are turning out well. • • * Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, eaeh day he will answer one of th* most frequently asked questions in his column. By Edwin r. Jnrrtan, M.D QUESTION: My husband's back is always Itchy, especially after a bath. What causes this? ANSWER: It is impossible to be sure of the exact cause. Possibly your husband's skin is sensitive to soap. Another possibility Is a condition sometimes called the bath itch which affects a considerable number of people, especially in cold weather. 114- on the opening lead or the six of clubs? Would you say that West might be leading away from the queen, and perhaps yo'u ought to take the finesse? Mrs. Buschmann said "Certainly not." Tlie fact that North had bid clubs and West had led them shows tat the lead must be a singleton or a doubleton, so go right up with dummy's ace. Cash the ace of diamonds, then lead the jack of spades, and when East does not cover, do not take the finesse. Go right up with the ace. of spades. This leaves the king the only trump out. Now ruff the ten of diamonds. Then you proceed to cash the king of hearts and ace of hearts, then ruff a heart in dummy. Next cash the king of clubs to strip West of his other club, and lead x spade. All you have to hope for i.s that West has [he spade king. West gets in and must lead either n heart or a diamond. So you trump In dummy and discard your losing club. Atlantic recently—b y American sources who charge England with having failed to make an all-out post-war effort for recovery; bj Britons who accuse us of interfering in their Socialist program. If transatlantic name calling takes the place of "sympathetic understanding and stern effort," .said Eden, -then no on« will jain except Moscow. Relations between the British commonwealth and the united States are much bigger than any political party in either coun- trv. They are the future of the world. The truth is thai our American friends have given to us and to Europe as a whole in these Post-war years the most generous help without making the least attempt, to interfere in any way in our own political controversies" Britain is Critical of U.S. A couple of days before Eden made his speech Tom O'Brien union leader and labor membeaik Parliament, had delivered hirasFf of some pungent views. He accused American big business of "conspiring to overthrow the labor government," and said Britain might be tempted to prefer communism to 'oeuig kicked around by the un lettered, pot-bellied moncv maniacs of the united Strtes " ° That was the first time I had heard about the conspiracy to overthrow the British government, but of course Mr. O'Brien has proof of the charge or he wouldn't have voiced it. Just in passing, however we suggest that he check some of his conclusions again. Our "money magnates" as a whole (love 'em or not) are neither "unlettered" nor ••pot-bellied." I've never been a magnate but my observation is that .you have to move pretty fast mentally and physically to qualify as a magnate. However, that's a mere detail. The point is that ••bickering and hard words" could do a lot of damage at this juncture. As already indicated, the talks in Washington regarding Britain's crisis aren't opening in a very auspicious atmosphere. Close observers have expressed the view that it will require notable feats ol statesmanship to prevent, the conference from hurting instead of improving relations between (he two countries. However, encouragement for better things comes from President TIT*. man himself who says he expHt good results. ^^ Britain Has Big; Problem One of the chief problems Is JIQ.W to deal with Britain's gold and dollar shortage. London has indicated Its hope for further American help in some form, whereas Washington has believed that the matter must be solved by major Brilish | internal moves, in this connection it is noted that three would be liklihood of difficulty In getting British aid measures through Congress. It's fair to assume that this situation impelled the British government's drastic move (announced Friday) In asking all departments of state to cut spending. It is hoped to save $600,000,000 in the next year. That is five percent, of the national budget. Whether such a major slash in spending will ease the way for the negotiations isn't yet apparent. The current conversations will be followed by the formal conference early next, month in Washington. An informant close to the Socialist government says Britain may have to limit her social services and See MACKEXZ1/E on Taje 10 IS Years Ago *' In Blytheville — Mr. and Mrs. C. s. Stevens and son Coleman and John Stevens Jr., of Dell have gone to Chicago where they will attend the Pair for a week. Three new members have been .added to the faculty of the city schools which will open on Sept. 10. They are: Carney Laslie, of Charlotte. N.c. who will be the nth- ictic coach for the coming year. Mr Lai-lie is a graduate of University of Alabama. Miss Rose Spink of Atlanta, On., a graduate of George Pcabody College Nashville, will teach in Centra] school and a vacancy in the hiah school which nas not yet been filled. Star-Spang led •(nan nkmrlell and her hulc . .u e pro- i . rafri over a .sc\i>n-ycar pcriort. the ''. " 1;ly " ;J "hrr. ' 1 ' Rccp-pled ' Jifr 1 ' of a Mar. Spike Jniip* and his imiMcal rt>- preniation CIPU- art iradv for tele-: vision. "Not vrl." said Spikr. "I'll wail until I put tin a TV wrrrn what I niiw put nil thr *URr. Probably nn film. Mavbf In sl\ month*, mayh* it ulll Ukr * vrar." Bill the red-h"«d ma* bubbling ab-mt thp new nwimm. which he llgurps I.- his ilnh All thase noi.>,rjt he puts on roiords nntl on HIP: air can brcoiii'- v!>,n;<[ ^av too Hl«lil In Tunr "Can't you JIIAI .vp u> in an nltl automobile d-un? an liiii- lation of Iho Ink 8r*.U? Thru the riv/lnr rxplodrv ;,,nl the tcnilrr.1 /all nil In t'mri'.?" HplkP h.p> Mll'i-i.- and ;.|i .^x-illill ;il. n m:ip" flll'iU;r wc.ikina nn TV lout.lnrvi. MI],! "UiMh which an being filed away »!<,ni( | lug j um or Telling nb-nil i fi'iJ Bob Mitchum Ic>aris olf! 'U'rll. the judsp w,i.< sntnig: ruht and I came m st.vjc l'«*!*'. t ihr topppr to all tlia-o i 'i'<\'if ab'jirt Mob Hope and BiiiR ! Crush: ,i:;f| i.i.flr ad l.'bbtfie before I'll" <aiiiorHs. '1 hey pulled this our ; i'in D-.JI II;iMman when he was win.-I j 1112 i 1 ..... "Road" nV.ttirr.;. ' f HarlPtiait wa.^ calln! In thp srl i ! to niaki- a minor \crnr changr n"I It'ih anil ulnit jH Illibrd a ^''-"ilnuif. ^^rne cnmplftf with *LK nnd rarripra. ^^'>1PT1 Harl- inn Mrrarnrd lint Hip scrnp hail "illiliH In dn with Ihr sliirv ami <'iiM ruin llir iiUlurc. llipy ( on'"M! In ||, r f,^,,. ll.ii tiiinn >.i|d |u; p.eked ;he lo- 1'j'Aint^ ^ pirrc t>[ chewing ^iim * AQ1094 » A93 * 103 * 1092 Tournament—Neither vul South West North East i 1 » 3 » Pajj 3 * P.iss I » Pass * Pass 6 * PHSS Opening—^ fi I' i-m nut o! ' '' Mrs. Buschmann Is one of the country's outstanding bridge tca«h- |i'i-s. I' rcall that many years ago . >!ic tinvr me today's hand as an t'Xiunple of how careful a player must be to avoid a fatal error at • trick one. As a matter of fact, you will find several good lessons in ilia h»nd if ycu go over it step by I :,tep. 1 What would you play from dum- HORIZONTAL 1.7 Ucpiuted is the flag of the 1:1 Hepeat 14 Harangue 15 Driving command IS Of ships 18 Meadow 19 Editor* tab.) 20 Blazing 21 Worm 22 New Lalm <ab.) 23 Thus 24 Rip 27 Thin 25 Behold! 30 Correlative of either 31 While .12 Mixed type 33 Painful 35 City in Oklahoma 38 Transpose (ab.) 39 District attorney (ab.) 40 Male ihetp 42 Its nicknam* is "Old " 47 Writing implement 48 Follower 49 Garden spot in desert 50 Varnish ingredient 51 Body S3 Reduc* in rank S5 Playi the part of Wt M Eatn »W VKRTICAL I Imperative 2Scumg lool 3 Chills 4 Palm lily 5 Volcano in Sicily 6 Without hearing 7 Aslerisk- 8 Baked clay 26 Flower 9 Area measure 27 Horje's gait 11) Story 11 City in Mesopotamia 12 Add flavor 17 Virginium (ab.) 28 Ireland 33 Stringent 34 Speaker 36 Form a notion 37 Moved rhythmically 25 Wing-shaped 41 Simple 42 Joint disease 43 Girl 44 Bone 45 Be borne 46 Belgian rivei 47 Trudge 52 Parent 54 "Show Me Stale" (ab.)

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