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PAGB rOUH BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 1949 THE BLTTHEV1LLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W HAINES, Publisher JAMEB U VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D HUMAN, AdrcrtUing Uanafer 6ol< NtUonm) Advertising R«pres«nuo»e«: Wallace Wiucet Co. New York, Chicago, Detrott, Atlanta, UrmphU Published Every Arternoo-, Except SundiT Entered M second ciasc m»ttei at tbc pott- efflc* at BlythevUlf, Arkansa*. under act ol Con- ftta, October », 1817 Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrtet ID tiie Mi at BlytbevUJe or *nj (Uburbao town where carrier service It jiaJn- (lined. 20c per *eek : 01 85c pel month' By mall, vlthlr a radius ot 60 miles HOC' per ftr, *200 tor sl> months Sl.OO ioi three months: by mat! out'jd* 50 mile zone *10.00 pet yeai parable in advance. Meditations Kecefve, I pray thce, the law from his mouth, and lay up his woi'ds in thine heart,—Job 22:22. » » » Tiiere are two worlds: the \vorltl that we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel vritli our heaiw and imagination. —Hunt. Barbs Too much dancing is apt to affect the heart, »ays a doctor. Too much sitting out is sure to! * * * You can always tell a henpecked liusband, He jets Ihe blue sky pieces lo work out In a Jigsaw puzzle. * » * With al! the other changes in autos, why not eliminate the windshield wipers so cops won't have any place to put those traffic tickets? * * * A hypocrite is a man who prays for delivery from temptation and then walks into * new cur Salesroom. . * * * One handicap the liar suffers is that nobody will believe him when he tells the truth. the Federation incurred his displeasure. No doubt the Federation would likt those 600,000 minors back. But its loaders must wince at the thought of putting up again with Lewis' unpredictable behavior, which often resembles * cold war against almost everybody. AFL Needs Revolving Door- .Lewis Wants to Come Back John L. Lewis wants lo bring his : 600,000 United Mine Workers back into the A. F. of L. correl again. The A. F. •'. of L. can be forgiven if it is growing : a bit tired of opening the gate to let him in and out. if he got back, this would be Lewis' ,i third stay inside the fence. The granite- faced mine chieftain last took his men out of the Federation in December, 1947. That was after he had lost a convention fight in San Francisco to persuade the A. F. of L. to boycott the Taft-Hartley Law. On that occasion Lewis acted with contemptuous curtness. To William Green, aging Federation president, he addressed a message that read simply: "Green—we disaffiliate—Lewis." Whatever lie thought of that treatment, Green recognizes Lewis as a vital ally in labor's current fight for repeal of the Taft-Hartley Act. Two weeks ago they conferred on repeal strategy. It was at that time, Green says, that Lewis bid for a return to the fold. One published report has it that Lewis' terms are those he made at San Francisco, namely, that the A. F. of L. boycott Taft-Hartley. This is hard to believe, for Lewis must know that the federation plans no charge of policy despite its hatred for the 1947 labor statute. Other accounts suggest Lewis is eager to come back on any terms at all. One top A. F. of L. leader says the miners' boss is thinking of his July 1 contract showdown with coal operators. With the full resources of the A. F. ot L. behind him, his bargaining position would be stronger than now. . Other Federation officials believe Lewis frequently has denied that ambition. But the reports gained strength when lie recently hired a public relations firm to "popularize" him. That agency declared that behind his stony facade beats a warm heart, the heart of a man who loves children. ?• Members of the A. F. of L.'s executive council seem unconvinced. They indicate their strong opposition \o Lewis' return, and especially to any post uf high authority. From one year to the next, some sort of Geiger counter would be handy in locating Lewis in the labor movement. In 1936 he led the newly formed C. I. 0. industrial unions out of the parent Federation. Six years later he detached his miners from the C. 1. 0., having previously resigned as C. I. 0. president in accord with a pledge to do so if i Wendell Willkie were beaten for president in 19.10. In 19-16, Lewis rejoined the A. F. of L. and was made a vice president and member of the executive council. This w*s the sUtus quo until l«t« 1947, when Citizen Is in the Middle As Budget Trouble Grows "To be a liberal," said Senator Douglas of Illinois, "one doesn't have to be a wastrel." That is a perfectly sensible statement. But it probably surprised some people, coming as it did from an old New Deal supporter who is strong for Mr. Truman's social reform program. It was a surprising statement because liberalism in a member of government has come to mean liberality with public money, among other things. The liberal in government is supposed to be committed to the "tax and tax and spend and spend" philosophy. But here was a Ict't-of-ceuter Democrat in Congress who didn't feel it his bounden duty to sling the dough around. Mr. Douglas made his remark in connection with his support of the so- called Republican economy drive. Republicans did lead the effort to cut at least 5 per cent from department and agency funds in appropriating for the coming fiscal year. But the effort picked up some Democratic support from outside the South. It didn't pick up enough, however. The economy moves were beaten down. Unless the House persuades the Senate to change its mind in conference on the appropriation bills, the chances for less government spending don't look good. It is no secret that federal revenues and expenses have come to a point of imbalance where the government is going to have to do one of three things: cut spending, raise taxes, or go back to deficit financing. Senator Douglas and a lot of other sensible people feel that now, when prices are going down and the threat of inflation is only theoretical, there is no point in lowering the standard of living by taking more money out of the lax- payer's pocket. No sensible person can want deficit spending. We have a national debt now which is so big that the interest on it is almost one and a half times the amount it took to run the whole government 20 years ago. So there isn't much left to do except cut some good-sized corners. The most promising tools for that job are at hand - in the Hoovl'f Commission's report. But the savings from the Hoover recommendations would not come over night. Worse than that, they may not come at all. For there is now a bill in the Senate that would give either branch of Congress a veto over the President's reorganization power. This bill, if passed, would probably hamstring and eventually strangle the whole Hoover program. Whether or not that program lives or dies, the need for budget balancing is immediate. But at the moment it looks as if we shall see our per capita incomes lowered or our per capita public debt raised in order to keep our growing bureaucracy in a state of plump and robust health. Picketed UNFAIR T&MY PROMISE*/ Democracies and Communism Face Long and Fierce Struggle PETER EDSONS Washington Hews Notebook Reclamation Bureau, Army Engineers Push Substitute for New Authority WASHINGTON — (NEA) — A "\Veaver-NevreH" plan is now being put forward as a -substitute for President Truman's Columbia Valley Autnority plan. Just as the •Pick-Sloan" plan \vaa thought up to block development of Missouri Valley Authority planning, the Weaver-Newell plan is expected to check Democratic administration planning for a CVA. Both plans represent agreements between the Army Corps ol Engineers and Department of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation to divide the big darn-building job in ihose two big river valleys. They are also fights for power. Neither of these old line agencies wants to lose anything to a proposed interstate, regional development agency like TV A—-the Tennessee Valley Authority plan. The Weaver-Newell deal, first announced by the secretaries ot Ihe Army and Interior, divides up responsibilities for some 60 projects in the Columbia Valley. Only two have been completed. Bureau of Reclamation has seven more under construction, four more authorized «t not appropriated for. and 13 VIEWS OF OTHERS 'Tough to Be a Protestant' While Congress muvcs to liberalize the pre- ic-nt displaced persons bill, it Is important for the public to realize that something more than congre>sianal action Is needed. However desirable it may be to remove needless restrictions ana m- crc-cse thc- number of DPs allowed in under present arrangements, much of the effectiveness ol any b:il must depend on the preparations by American groups and individuals to receive the OPs. Hot Ion? a?o Church World Service pointed out that, for a DP, it 13 "tough to bc a Prctcst- a;n" n.e reason? Jewish and Roman Catholic groups ir. the United Spates have been assiauous in pro-.-.ding the r^-C':.v:?.ry job and houMr.R as- iurar.ui to permit DPs oJ their own faith to enter the country, ^hile Protestants have shown far less interest and eagerness in opening tne w»S lor Protestant DPB to lino homes and a. hun? In thc Kcw World. Vet it Is estimated that of tnc close to 1/XW.OOO DPs y.i;i in Europe, about one-third are rrot- tVanl. H ;s sad that lhe':e people should be pcn- iiurd by the lag«ir.ii Ir.'.ercst ol American Prot- Cit^hti. TJiC L-i'.'iiiaiL'.. t.rjwcvcr. have (lone K0<;d wnk in ojx.:.:i,g the v.ay for member. 1 , of tt.cir o»n iaifn and r,t).tr Protcitanl denominations are ecllinj; up DP departments, with Church. World Service available as a coordinating agency There is hope that [)Ps will not continue to tind tt!<m*cl\r-3 doubly displaced nccauy: they aie Piotiitaim, I —CHR18TIAK »CUtNC« MONITOR 19-18. The President asked that the reports be sent to the White House.: On April 19, Army Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation announced their agreement to split up the work they had planned. Two days later General Pick, as chief of Engineers, sent this proposed plan to the governors of the western states and to other federal agencies having an interest in this area. Reports from the states are all in and are all favorable to the Wpaver-N'e'.vell plan, with some reservations on giving irrigation pro^ jccts second consideration in Mon- lana and Idaho. The situation with respect to Department of Agriculture's Soil Conservation Service and Forest Service, Interior's Electric, Grazing, National Parks, Indian, Fish and Wildlife Services and the Federal Power Commission and Bonneville Power Authority are considerably different. All these agencies have major Interests In the northwest. Undf-r normal government procedure, all these agencies are required to make reports on Engineer and Reclamation proposals, A final commended. Arrny Engineers ] revised report must then be cleared ave lour under construction, eight uthorized, 22 recommended. UTHORITY GRANTKI) IX 19(3 by Bureau of the Budget. After that General Pick would be authorized to forward the report to the secretary of the Army, who would send it to Conpross. BYPASSED REGULAR CHANNELS In '.he sreat desire to speed approval on the Weaver-Newell plan Ahc-ad of the CVA. this routine has been completely shortclrculUd. The Con cross—through Chairman W11- Authority for this planning goes i acfc to 19-43, when the Senate xnnmerce Committee' asked Army ngineers to revise their plans for evelopment of water resources in area. Then last June and Sep- ember, the resident asked both \irny Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation to review and co-ord- nate their plans, following the disastrous Columbia River floods of lie Works Committee—asked the'cation and wastefulness. chief of Engineers to submit his as-yet unapproved plan. Colonel Weaver made this presentation in one-day hearings on May 20. R. J. Neweh made the presentation for Bureau of Reclamation. The CVA plan wasn't even mentioned. Bureau of Reclamation's tie-in with Corps of Engineers on this Weaver-Newell plan has put Interior Secretary J. A. Krug in n somewhat peculiar position. Krug has come out in full support for the Truman CVA plan. Asst. Sec. of Interior C. Girard Davidson has the job of presenting Interior's case for CVA. In giving hts approval of the Weaver-Newell plan as submitted to him by Reclamation Commissioner Michael W. Straus, Secretary Krug had Lo say, . your report is not to be construed as implying that it is a satisfactory substitute for a Columbia Valley Administration." Army and Engineer and Bureau of Reclamation spokesmen say that their Weaver-Newell plan will fit right into a CVA, if and whenever one is created by Congress, CVA backers argue that this is nonsense. They say the' Weaver- Newell plan makes provision for nothing except Engineer and Reclamation projects. They say it does not provide for efficient management of Columbia waters to provide power, irrigation, Hood control, fisheries, anti-stream pollution and navigation all at once. In calling it just aother Pick-Sloan stop-gap compromise, they point to reports from President Hoover's Commission on Government Reorganization Th. DOCTOR SAYS , By Edwin P. Jordan, M. n. WrllUn for NBA Service Most victims of "hay fever" do not have fever and their trouble does not come from hay. In thc early summer, however, there are some who suffer with sneezing, running noses or watery eyes which goes by various names, including rose cold, summer cold, or spring hay fever. This is often caused by gross pollens. Ordinary hay fever is caused by plant pollens floating In the air. A sreat many iwlleiis can produce the symptoms of hay fever, although the ragweeds and their relations are responsible for more trouble in the northern part of the United States than any others. Timothy. June griiss, and Bermuda grass are the most important sources ol this kind of trouble. The first two—timothy and June grass, src the worst in the northern parts of the United States, whereas in the South. Bermuda grass is the most important. Timothy, which is also known as herd's grass, rat-tail or soldier's feather, grows wild and under cultivation through nearly all Noi-tl America .This grass sheds Us pollen in late June and early July This takes place principally in the early hour; of morning, shortly after midnight and shortly after sunrise. June Grass June grass, or Kentucky Bliu Grass, as it is sometimes called. L the principal pasture grass in America, though it is rarely cut fo hny. since it does not grow laigi enough. This grass sheds its pollen in May and early June. The other most important gr.ts.= Bermuda, is sometimes callei scutch grass, dog's tut], or India doob. tt Is found as far north a. New York and Massachusetts, nu it is principally a southern It tolerates the heat verv wc " anc ^ pollinates during the early and middle summer, depending on the geographical location. As a rule, the symptoms from grasses are not as severe as those from ragweed. The grasses do cause some trouble, however, and many people who are sensitive to grasses ore sensitive to ragweed as well. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he \vi\l answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. • • • QUESTION: How often and when should salt tablets be. used? How lone do they rcmnin good? ANSWER: Salt tablets will re- By IK-HiU Mackenzie Voreljn Affairs Analyst This column expressed the view esterday that the dangers of world •ar have receded greatly In recent lonths, but pointed out that this ocsn't mean the struggle between etnoctacy and communism Is firaw- :ig to a close. Par from It: The fight will con- [ntie along Ideological lines indf; initely. Support for the thesis of'S; ' ii-otracted and bitter battle of Ideas omcs from General Lucius D. Clay, vho, as former U.S. military governor In Germany, lias been In one if the hottest spots of the conflict. Thc genera^ speaking at Columbia University iu New York, dcclar- n d that "there remains ahead of is for years to come a struggle jetweon those who promise equal economic return and security that cannot be provided to the person Ham M. Whittington's House Pub- for P r °of of its inefficiency, dupli- main good indefinitely If kept dry. They should not be used unless the body Is losing more salt than it is taking In through the ordinary diet.iThis generally occurs only in those who reside in tropical climates or are engaged in extremely hot occupations. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Loins Lynch son of Mr, and Mrs B. A- Lynch ViRfi gone to Searcy Ark., for thc Sunftner. He accompanied Miss Alia Gnrlington home Miss Gsriington is his cousin and is a teacher in the elenienLari schools here. Jimrnv Tipton has arrived horn from the University of Atabam? where he attended school this paa year. without, surrendering individual rights and life nnder control of ;he state, and those who believe ti democracy, \vhich should provide ;ov equal opportunity, socia! advance ind social prepress," Germany Slill a "Huttleground'* So far as Germany Is roncerned the ideological l nif»(>te ""ill conMn. ue to be fieri:e because of that ifrv's str*'.P7ic nn.sitinn hi Cent- Europe. TMs of course wilj lie nothinc new for the Germans, because the Reich was one of the first nations in which the Soviet comln- tern launched a "ed offensive. Hitler's vise to wower later was due in no small degree to his fighfc astiinst communism, despite th e fact that he' finally signed with Russia the non-asriri-ossion pact which made it possible for him to launch his war of aggression In '39. The scrmtionr-1 fire which destroyed the German Reichstag in 1933 \vas laid at thc riror of Dutch Communist. Mar inns Der Lubbe. He was found gullTy bv the supreme court and beheaded, although foreign observers thovieht the Nazis sft the lire themselves for propoganda purposes. Hitler drove the Communist underground, but they still kept up their operations. When I,was in Germany. Just Before the war the Reds were prending their message by printed 7i alter which was shoved under iftlce doors during the hours ol darkness by an army of secret workers. Since those days the Communist vorld revolution lias struck in nany countries, with particular at- entton to the United States eader of the democracies. There is no Communist government which ms the support of all the people vhom it rules. However, counting the Soviet Union and its satellite countries. Moscow pobahly has con- troll of more than 300,000,000 people. Mow Many Is Bier Question How many of these folks are Communists Is a matter of specu- Intion. Only a tiny percentage of Russia's inhabitants belong to the party. Apart from these nations, the Communists have heavy member- ihip in other countries. France and Italy are among them. And China with its population of some 500,000,' 000, appears about to fall \mriei control of Moscow, if with nothing more. And who can guess how manj Cmmunists are working underground in our United States? Taking the world as a whoU there is no lack of material to feed the five of ideological struggle. AJ a matter of fact, quite apart rote Communism, much ot our globe is undergoing politico-social uphcav- ais of one sort or another. For instance, who would have thought five years ago that England today would be under an all-out Socialist government? However, the revolutionary ideology is Communism, which worki Mitchell Johns, son of EUr. and Mrs. Johns made thc highest N HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson .NEA Staff Correspeondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA"» — Doro- ; apparently, ihal two prima donnas thy the prima donna who!" 1 one company can be the cquiv- ahmt of tlvo °f A rtic shaw ' s ex ' 'Aivf.s at a nartv. <L've known sev- ivho chins herself on a gymnast s ! cni who rouW - s[art rjots all by bar before singing, gave me tlic their Httle selves.) lo.iclown on backstaye manners of: The riot on "Magdalcna" start- ipht opera : cci ri!mor " imir.ediatcly. The other . , .. Iprinia donna v anted Dorothy bill- Scenc-stcaMng in Hollywood. It cci as thc ro . nrmtlc . Icad . appears, is harmless inn compared 5 ,, c SJid _ (h w ORlv bc one p| ., ma ,| OIlna Doroth " lh t argument . m nc , f [lvo jma donnas . e other u a rblcr then developed matical or mechanical game. It Is an Intellectual pastime. It takes a Lot of concentration, but if you do concentrate you nill get a lot of fun out of defeating contracts which are rcaliy ice-cold. In rubber bridge Mr. Sheinwokl points out that South would let his partner, play the hand at six hearts. But at match-point scoring, with North showing the ace of diamonds, most South players would take thc contract to six no trump. At tke (able where king of diamonds was opened, the declarer won it with 'he ace. He now led a small club, put on thc queen and avcracc of any of the 48 students of this city's graduating class this year. His record vvns one of the highest ever made In the school. He also won the mathematics medal this year and thc history medal last year. Mr. Johns was valedictorian of thc Junior high school graduating class also, by strom-arm methods. Moreover 11 is out to destroy all other Ideologies—a powerful challenge to democratic governments and one sThtcr can be met only by concrete an£ constructive ideals. Although transparency JK the distinguishing characteristic of fine American handmade glassware, H is made almost entirely from opaque materials. Gardener's Friend Answer to Previous Puzzle little fiirt jr tinging Dorothy late h " fl to See HOU.VWOOI) on Page 8 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. AlrKcnnry America's Caril Aulh<\rily Writtrn For SEA Sfrrlre 'Ice-Cold' Contract Can lie Defeated ¥ AJ 1063 » A3 (M1063 ' N »2 WE »KQ106 _ S. 4> J 104 Dealer * AKO VK95 4> 7 AS » Q8 74 * J 0354 2 * A K Q D 5 3 Tournament — E W vul. South ^'esl Norlli F.ast 1 A Pass I V 2 * P.TSS 5 A 4 A. Piiss 4 » 5 V Pass 6» Pass Pass Pass Pass 6 N T Pass Pass Pass Opening — # K 4 HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted leaping amphibian 5 Rodent VERTICAL 1 Trial 201cin (comb. torm) 3 Usurp 8 Farm building 4 Greater in to thc nasty things that go on while the ballet is tripping Ibc light fantastic or thc soubrctte is ' - : making eye* at thc tenor with t ' the pearly teeth and curly toupee. ' , I>orothy wouldn't name any ; , names, of course. She wants to KO on sinsins without hnvinc :t potted palm fall on her some night. As a matter of (act. a chunk o! from an expotdte stace light did land in her hair one night- It was hot and It singed her hair. But she went right on slncing. oblivious of what 'A'as happening. When she pot into the wines she discovered she was a singer with a sin^e on top. But that v-asn't bacX?Aa£c skulduggery. Strictly accidental, she attired me. I found Dorothy, s New York- i saw a gajsrt thc other day that born Cornell li. Graduate, who has i a mathematician had worked oul been Ringing proles.siotially only | wlieieby you would push a lot of ei^ht years, puttint? on makeups in \ little indicators for the number of 1 West, without a moment's hestia- hcr dressing innm before a perform- i arts and kins:-, also thc lenght ot • Hon, dropped the Jack. Up to this ante here of "The Great Wnllz." i your suit and It wollln tell you ' point the declarer had no problem. I liad to duck under a portable wb;it to bid Then your partner but now he \vas \vorricd about East gymnast's bar slictrh«I arroxs her , noulrt tnke hi* corigct, push H : having four clubs to the ten spot- drf-sinsi-room (ioor. Thc rhlmips | around, and !• would civc him the In order to get a fount on the , ?re. u''eat, 5he - r -aUI lor stomach j ir.pomc>. Well I pushed the thing hand he took t;\o rounds ol spades. imubcles and lor limberm; up. j nrouiia un n half-dozen hands, nut : He found out that West had five Prima Donna Problem* 11 fninid mil that when I got thru i spades. Therefore, lie muM have But about thtJ!>c backstage tcni- peraj?ienu: Dorothy had some notes in her purse becMi.-c. she said. "I want to ' an article entitled "Practical club from dummy and finessed his tell the truth," Hi'jcUe." whirli he wrote for the nine spot. West won \vilh the ten Last sea on. ,'iie starred In "Maa-. April l^ue nf the Hridqc World,, spot and down went a safe con! ract rialtna," u-hftcri vcqiiirc* t'KO puma , EIVCS »n excellent example ol why i five trick.*, simply because West <onnM. Tin •'•ihor didn't reillu I bridge will never bxcomt i m»lh«- I did net |lv* up. llic- robot bridge player was B tall- ure. I think Alfred P. Shclnwold In had four diamonds, probably five, so he could easily have held » singleton club Declarer led a small 12 Otherwise 13 H is of the friends of the gardener 14 Irofiuoian Indian 15 East Indian herb 17 Ridicule ID Extensive trips 20 Demolished 21 Myself 22 Symbol lor tellurium 23 Indian weiglil 24 Abstract being 26 Compass point 27 Rough lava 29 Whirlwind 30 Hypothetical structural Mnil 31 New Zealand parrot 34 Entire 36 Lloyd's Register («b.) 37 International language 38 It has a , squat body 41 Be sparing 44 Antics 46 Spat 47 Class Of vertebrates 48Winglike port 50 Withered 52 Dance "slep U Hain't (tit expense '5 Fish eggs 6 Any 7 Scalier 8 Keprove 9 Ascended 10 Be borne 11 Require 16 Manuscript (sb.) 18 Symbol for erbium 23 Look for ie Ajy. ESS 35 Tarry .IBCicalrix 25 Go by steamer 39 Possess 26 Negative reply 40 Troop (ab.) 28PairI notice 41 Symbol for 32 Huns away to samarium marry 33 Take into custody 34 P.iinter 42 Roman emperor 43 Waste allowance 4rS Tree fluid 46 Aeriform fuel 49 Musical note 4