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' PAGE SIX BLTI'HEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST SO, 1949 .THE BLYTHEVILLJB COURIEB NEWS THK COURIER NEWS <XX H. W HAIME8, Publisher ; JAMES L. VKRHCKW Edit** • PAUL D, HUMAN. AdMrflrint Mac«««r •ol* National AdrrrtlilDj Representative*: Wtllac* WiUnet Co. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Entered u second ela» matter »t the post- office »t BljrttievUle, Arkansas^ under »ct at Congress, OetolMT 8, 1917. itember ot The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID Ui» dtj ot Blytheyille « snj suburban town when carriei service ts maintained, 20c per week. 01 «6o pei montb By mall, within t rmdius ol 60 tnlle: 14.00 pet year. 12.00 for six months. $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mil* tone $10.00 per yeu payable to advance. Meditations But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck tip and destroy thai nation, sailh the Lord.—Jere- •aiah 12:17. « . * * Heaven doth divide Tiie slate of man in divers functions, Selling endeavour in continual motion; To which is fix'd, as an aim or butt. Obedience. —Shakespeare. Barbs The Pennsylvania woman who got • divorce because her husband kept her in a coal bfci ift not one to be fueled with. * * * When a college sfudeni gels i job in spile of his education it's the power of mind over Mater. * • • An Oklahoma youth was arrested for yelling at policemen. Perhaps he just had hey lever. * * * Hosts lo a nudist contention in Colorado spent h»uri sjuidjwperini benches. Getting right to the point and the seat of things. * * * The home groan of garden work is about over and we're now enjoying the home grown. 'Double-Entry' Deo! An Alarming Symptom Slaj.-Gen. Alden H. Waitt, suspended chief of the Army Chemical Corps, now has confirmed by his own Senate committee testimony that he dictated a secret memorandum branding as incompetent eight men who were eligible to succeed him. He says he prepared this document • in the office of James V. Hunt, alleged peddler of influence among government officials. It was turned over to Maj.•Gen. Harry Vaughan, President Truman's military aide, presumably for the guidance of the President in picking a successor. Waitt declares this memo was his "honest evaluation" of his subordinates. But it was in violent contrast to the praiseworthy accounts he set forth in official Army "fitness" reports on these same officers. Furthermore, he says he sat as one member of an Army appointment board which recommended three officers as his successor, including t\vo of the eight he had secretly criticized. This strange resort to a sort of "double entry" system of appraisal, this combination of out-in-the-open maneuvers and behind-the-scenes techniques is perhaps the most shocking revelation yet to come out of the "five per center" inquiry in Washington. The "double entry" evidence was what led Secretary of Army Gordon Gray to suspend Waitt, and we think with good reason. Wailt will not find it easy to'convince authorities in the Department of Defense that he should ever get his old job back. Apparently that is what he wanted most—another four-year term. And he may actually have been the best man for the post. But his devious methods of soliciting favorable consideration ought to have eliminated him permanently as a possibility. Of course there was more to the incident than simply Waitt's ambition to stay in office. He has confessed to the committee that he was using his influence to "expedite" a contract desired by one of Hunt's clients. That Hunt and Vaughan were closely linked with Waitt's job maneuver makes it particularly questionable, for testimony has thrust them both deep in the influence game. We cannot stop at merely deploring the activities of these wielders of influence. It is more important to understand them and the atmosphere that produced them. Are we dealing here with weak figures of men? Or are we seeing the corrosive effect, of power—power perhaps held loo long by one group? The nation needs to know. The true story of the five per centers, set in its full framework, may govern voters in eelctions to come in 1952 and beyond. J'or if these «r« indeed the corrujv. tions of power, the American people might decide that Thomas Jefferson'g idea about rotation in office is pretty sound stuff. One in the Eye for the Senate However short-lived the defiance may prove to be, we enjoyed the House's rebuff of the Senate on the issue of extending regular government expenditures until long-delayed appropriations are voted. The House passed all major appropriations measures months ago. While the Senate tarried, lime and the government's money ran out and it was necessary to adopt resolutions continuing expenditures at the regular pace. When August rolled around, this authority expired and a new extension was needed. At this point the House voted to extend for another month. But the Senate, strangely confident it could act with speed, insisted that Aug. 15 be the deadline. The date came and went, with $27,000,000,000 in appropriations still hanging fire. So, even though government pay- rollers might have suffered some brief discomfort, we were glad to see the House refuse—if only for a time—to go along with the glacier-paced Senate in n further extension of money authority. A well-deserved slap. VIEWS OF OTHERS Politics and Population Democracy encourages men lo think politically —to lliink, that is, in terms of political issues, political liberties, political ideals. But, a Chinese peasant finds Ihe difference between a MUle rice and none at all in his rice bowl ot vastly more consequence than Ihe political differences between Chiang Kal-shelc and Mao Tze-tung, of neither oi whom he may even have heard. In a speech on the world's critical food shortages, Sir Herbert Broadley, addressing the United Nations Scientific Conference on the conservation and Utilization of Resources, brought forth some grim reminders that, as then Secretary of Stale Marshall put it when launching the Marshall Plan, the real enemies of democracy are "hunger, poverty, desperation, and chaos." When one considers the basic fact ot population pressure in a world which has increased by 200,000,000 in the past 10 years while increasing food production by only some 5 per cent. Communist agents come to seem less important than eroded and exhausted fields. If, democracy tends to go to sleep on a full stomach, It has a hard time getting stilted on an empty one. And mere are millions of empty stomachs in the world today. It Is against this condition that President Truman directed his slow-moving Point J\jur. It Is against this condition the UN rood and Agricultural Organization has been working valiantly, within the narrow-framework of fact-gathering • nd advice which is all that is permitted it by ils sovereign member states. It U because of this condition that many prophets of gloom oppose even these modest efforts to raise living standards as encouraging further population increases which will in turn hasten the day of ultimate exhaustion of the world's resources. Yet there are counterarguments to this defeatism, shall famine be allowed to win hosts of converts to totalitarianism when it can be prevented? Is it not intrinsically right to curb the waste of natural resources, restore lost, areas to cultivation, open up new ones, and improve production techniques-all by the exercise of man's God-given intelligence? As standards of education as well as living are improved, may \\c not expect a more rational relation between uirth rates and food supplies? Is biological man supreme over thinking man? Tills is no abstract si>eculalioii remote from today's polilical urgencies. The answers to these questions can help to determine whether a shipment of arms or a shipment of fertiliser will do most to help a backward people move toward democracy rather limn totalitarianism. AIosl ot all. it challenges democratic education and propaganda to crusade among Ihe world's teeming millions for the concept of man as a spiritually responsible Individual, capable of outliving and outthtnking the "mass man" of today's popular mythology. CHRISTIAN SC1ENGE MONITOR SO THEY SAY It is a most extraordinary thing that lawyers for defendants In a criminal case and tlieir wit- .ntjses shall persistently and deliberately decide what questions they will answer and what questions' they won't, and then further have the el- frontery—at lease one of them did—to say that was the traditional policy of workers and labor. I am pretty sure that statement is resented Dy a good many working people In the United States. —Federal Judge Harold R. Medina, In the trial ot Communist leaden, • * • World government it remote and Ideal—it captivates the Imagination by its claim lo end all wars and remove the threat of the atom bomb. It captivates the reason by IU simplicity—one law to be enforced all over the one world. But it is not rational or possible at this time.—Edward J. Mecman, editor of the Memphis Press-Scimitar. • • • I don't know which way lo turn. Every couple of minutes 1 am Invited to a cocktail parly. I'm • not used to that sort of thing. In Kansas, we mostly are Saturday night folks. Save up for a little fim on the week-end, Here, everybody goes all the time.—Mrs. Georgia Neese Clark, first woman «ver lo b« appointed secretary of 'he treasury. More Bumper Crops POLITICAL PROMISES IN RETURN fOR VOTES FROM MBOR POLITICIANS Challenge of English Channel Akin to Free Enterprise Idea AF Foreign Attain AMl;st The annual parade ol aspiring nglish Channel swimmers la un- er way, demonstrating again that mankind's spirit of conquest—«spe- ially against the forces o! nature —never dies. The difficulties ol this channel v^ PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Hungarian Nationals Set Up Secret Arms Factory in Dominican Republic WASHINGTON. (NEA)—It can now tje revealed that for the past year, Hungarian nationals have been active hi setting uji a secret, $6,000,000 small arms and machine gun manufacturing plant in the Dominican Republic;. This is Dictator Rafael TrujlUo's little country which, with Haiti, shares the Caribbean island between Cuba and Puerto Rico. There has been no previous news about this new arms plant in the Western Hemisphere. But the successful establishment of this factory by European nationals in 1943 may set the pattern for further enterprises of the same sort. And this has an important bearing on the $1,450,000,000 Military Assistance Program now before Congress. Ninety-five per cent of this arms aid would go to Old World countries. But there is one item of $100,000,000 which has particular interest to Latin-America. This is section 6-c of the bill, which would authorize the U. S. Armed Services to order anti buy American-made arms for foreign governments. These arms would be paid for by Ihe foreign governments, on delivery- the provide Reciprocal Assistance Pact of Rio dc Janeiro. It would control and help prevent illicit arms trade to •Ln tin-American revolutionaries. WE'VE HAD TROUBLE BF.FORK Before World War II. most Latln- Americiin countries used European arms. This was a cause of consid- eraclble trouble to the U. S. in combating Fascism and Nazism in the Western Hemisphere. Peru was slanted towards Italy when It bought arms from Mussolini, Bolivia was slanted towards the Nazis when it bought German nrnis and had German military advisers. Up to three-fourths of the Etrsoual machinery and equipment used in the Argentine, Chile, Brazil, and many of the smaller republics, were of German or other European makes. European citiwns were usually hired to set up these plants. They remained to operate them for the various governments. During World War IT. American Lend-Lcase arms began to supplant this equipment. Sates of U. S. surplus arms have furthered the replacement. U S. military missions arc nou T accredited to most Latin- American republics. But if a Hun- arms aid bill would do is | fjariau arms plant, is now to be put a kind of revolving fund and credit to finance their manufacture. The importance of this section of the law to the United States is that it would Insure the nse of American- made arms in Latin -America. It would be a move towards standardization of arms in the Western Hemisphere. It would tend to strengthen the 19-18 Inter-American in full operation in the Dominican Republic, it may lead to many International complications and make more difficult the keeping of peace in an already troubled area The full story of the new Dominican arms factory has many interesting angles. Early in 10-18 "the Dominican government approached the Johnson Automatics Export Corn, of New York on the possibility of es- tablishing arms plant on th island. Suddenly negotiations wer broken off. MONKEY BUSINESS In April 1948, 12 Hungarian citi zens were arrested in Budapest 01 charges of attempting to smuggl military patents out of the country Tliese patents related to a super light machine gun invented by Vi\ mos Lotsos and Pal Kiraly. Th Dominican government was report ed to have paid Lotsos $500,000 fo these patents. Three months later the Domini can army took over the plant o Hispanola Corp-, at San Cristoba about 18 miles from Ciudad Trujill the capital. It was announced the that this plant would be used fo repair of small arms. At new cor poration, capitalized at $6,000,000 was formed to do the work. Moving spirit in the enterprise was one Alexander Kovacs. He ha been born In Hungary, but was naturalized Dominican citizen. Ko vacs made a trip to Europe to clos the deal for the Hungarian pal ents. In Switzerland, Kovacs me Kiraly, and they apparently agree to oust Lotsos, joint owner of th patents. The plant now employs 120 men Including 35 Hungarians and : Italians. Some 30 or more Germa arms technicians are expected soon. So far the plant has made only pilot models of the super-li^ht machine guri, but Kovacs has stated that the eventual capacity will be 600 weapons a day. It will also make small arms ammunition. Th. DOCTOR SAYS Br Edwin P. ferdan, M.D. Written for NEA Service Nephritis, or Bright'! disease, Is result partly of Inflammation and inly of degeneration of the kid- ieys. It interferes with some of he functions of the kidney. This shown by abnormalities In the urine and other symptoms. Richard Bright, tor whom the llsease Is named, was born In Brlston, England, In 178S and graduated at the University ol Edinburgh In 1913. He was one of the amous men attached to Guy's hospital In Ixmdon, which Is one the famous voluntary teaching hospitals situated 'n that city. His classic report on Brtght's disease appeared In 1821. Even though nephritis has been studied by housands of physicians since Bright': day, his original descrip- ion sfill holds good. NOT A SINGLE OISEASE Nephritis, unlike a great many jther disorders ol the body, is not eally a single disease, however. :t can come on without any appar- nt cause or it can follow acute nfections such as scarlet fever, onsillitis or pneumonia. Just how hese infections produce Bright'* disease is not quite certain. There s often quite a long time betwee he acute Infection and the appearance of the first signs of nephritis The trouble in the kidneys Is :iot alike in all cases. Sometimes one part of the kidney is damaged more than another. Sometimes the damage seems to be so slight that it halts before symptoms begin to show up. At other times the condition may progress gradually over a period of month: years, destroying more and more of the functions of thi kidneys. There will probably be fewei cases of nephritis In the futuri because several of 'he diseases com monly causing It, like pneumonia and scarlet fever, yield quite wei the sulfa drugs or penicillin. N'ote: answer Dr. Jordan is unable to individual questions from readers. However, each day he wil answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. • • • QUESTION: How can I find whether there Is a branch of the Society lor Crippled Children In my city? ANSWEr: II It is not listed li the telephone book, you can writ lo the National Society lor Cripplei Children and Advlts, 111 Soulh LaSalle Street, Chicago 3, 111. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson ! EA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Write it down in your 1950 date book that Iiif-id Bergman will not marry Roberto Ross- ellini. The romance definitely cracked up on the rugged rocks of Strom boll in the final days of filming of their picture. Rassellinl is dismissing the romance with a shrug of his shoulders. In grid is trying to both dismiss and explain it with the Mllesl collection of n units ever given out bj it star. years before the war . Maria GambarciU, the ballerina, wil] star in a new TV show this fall , Record sales across the country have taken a 50 per cent dtp—the lowest in eight years. * . . Ruth Wcrrick says news that she'll marry Merrill Pye WHS news lo her. Both agree they're just friends. He's the ex-M-G-M art director, now in television, who almost married Eleanor Powell. Tlierc was no ghost of the Great Profile on that ABC airshow celebrating Ethel Barrymore's 70th birthday. Someone thought it would be a great idea to dig up an old | acts o[ recording of John Barrymore reciting the Hamlet .soliloquy as part of the show. Ethel nixed the idea fast, probably on the theory that j Nice tribute for Sonny Tufts in a Princeton Herald review of his stage appcirancc in "Petticoat Fever." The critic reported: "Almost sinslchanricdly. Sonny makes three dull play seem irresistibly Divorce orchestration: Since Irv- Berlin and family arrived at the show was honoring her, not j the Cal Neva Lodge at Lake Tahoe Johtl - to establish residence for daughter * * " 1 Mary men's divorce, the hotel D« David, the Hollywood nurse \ band leader. Bob Millar, plays a K7- anrt part-time actress who was | minute Berlin medley every night when the Berlins troop into the dining room. Another telephone sequence com- itiR up. John Fontaine will try to outdistance both Luisc Ralncr and Barbara Stanwyck on long distance in "Bed of Roses." Joan and the phone share the screen for over U'o minutes. ing funds for the The Children's Cancer Fund. Anything can happen at the bridge table, but to watch a person play a contract without a trump in 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Aujmst 30, 1934 Miss Delia Pu.lle toko la mem tiers of her Sunday School Class for an outing last night. They wen to McCIeods pond There they cook ed supper. Mrs. o. G. Hubbard and Mrs H. R. Brandon entertained yester day with a luncheon at the Bran don home honoring their sister Mrs Lou Echols who formerly lived here The eight guesls spent the after noon playing rook. Mrs. j. p. Friend entertained 1 guests yesterday with a bridge part honoring her house guest, Mr Knight Carpenter of Marked Trw First honors went to Mrs. Murra Smart who received a card tab! cover. Second honors of a kitche memo pad went to Mrs. J. A. Gra ham and the suest of honor celved a make up box as a gift. *AKQ4 »QJ10 »QJ3 + Q97 Rubber—Neither vul. Sovth We* North East 1 4 Pass Past 2 4 Pass Pas« PIM Opening—* Q dummy with the ace. A spade and a club trick now conceded, and declarer mad three spades on a hand in whic he dkt not hold & trump. t are staggering. One can utldtr- *nd Leander's desire to swim th« ellespont. I've sailed those rela- vely placid waters on a jtarlight ght, and they were entrancing, hey would have been doubly ro- antlc to Leander, with a. lovely girl waiting him on the far shore. But deliver us from the English hannel. H Isn't merely a question swimming the approximately 18 *e-llne miles between Prance's Cap rls Nez and Britain's Dover. The )!d and Inhospitable waters of the lannel are filled' with wicked •oss-currenLs and tides which tear Die unhappy swimmer until he r she is compelled to cover not 18 ut some 4o miles. Often the swlm- ier battles these evil forces for ours In almost the same spot, with- ut making appreciable progess. But that isn't all. Frequently sea- cknras settles over the wretched onte.stant, who already not only is eary but chilled to the bone pile the heavy coating of grc i^ed to keep out the. cold. That easickness Is nature's last dirty rick to defeat the swim, and often works. Channel Is Treacherous The channel Is world-famous as o, reeder of ica.sickne.Si-. I've crossed so many times T can't even guess t the number, and more often than ot have encountered mal de mere. Due of the last times I was sitting i anguish on a sea-chest in the len's room of the steamer when an Id friend came staggering in, so ick he was green in the face. He hrew himself down on the other nrl of my sea-chest with a groan. \nd with one accord we turned our jacks on each other without a word f greeting. It wasn't until after he ship had docked and we were shore that we spoke and shook lands. Well, that's your English Chaniel. All of its hazards known by aspiring swimmers, but still they <eep coming, though few win hrough. It Isn't so much a test of kill in swimming as a trial of trcngth and ability to withstand cold and seasickness. A person who well padded with healthy fat las a better chnnce than does a skinny contestant who is likely to succumb to cold. Of course it's because the channel presents such a challenge that swimmers of both sexes keep ojVv )icking up the gauntlet. They aJ?V mpellecl by the same urge that sends adventurers out to scale dan- rerous mountain heights, or to hunt ierce beast.s in the jungle. It's what .hvough the centuries has made great explorers. And this spirit isn't characteristic ol the "tough guy" alone. As often as not you will find it hidden beneath the mildest of surfaces. Such a one was my friend the late 3. E. Montppue. distinguished Brit- sh writer. He was a mild mannered, gentle individual and yet he was one of the few men I ever have mown who appeared to be utterly fearless iu the face or physical danger. Urge to Cemqurr At the outbreak ot World War One the famous Montague was over the British enlistment age but he dyed his hair black, put on a sporty suit and told the authorities he was 35—which was true, only he forgot to say how much more than 35 he was. Anyway they blinked and passed him. And he went into She frontline tre:iches as a private. Later he WPS given a commission and was attached to British General Headquarters as press censor. It \vA there that I became acquainted wim him. Montague used to seek out the most dangerous places he could find along the fighting front, not because of necessity but because he loved the thrill. He was impelled by the same urge which in peace limes sent him out to scale precipitous mountain faces, or work his way up and down rocky clefts with his back against one wall and his feet against the other. He would have been a channel swimmer if he hadn't got a greater kick out of something else. That's the spirit of private ini- See MACKENZIE on Page 1 Radio Singer HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted singing slar 13 Entrance M Lack of •ctivity 13 Legal point 15 Violent detonation 5 Diminutive of Lillian 6 Collection of sayings 7 Existed 8 Recruits (ab.) 9 And (Latin) 10 Hunter 11 Apple cente shot up along with Mickey Cohen in the sunset Strip gang warfare, nixed producer Harry Popkin's offer of a movie contract. Dec says she couldn't picture herself being exploited along the I.lla Leeds lines. Super-Movie Harry Cimring again: "Dear Erskine: A midwest movie owner. In praising the economy value of popcorn, predicted that we shall soon sec markets, beauty salons and haberdasheries in the lobbies of film houses. I can just picture a theater marquee reading: 'Betty Grable and Two Pairs of Trousers.. " * • • Producer Paul Short says he'll glorify Los Angeles crops In "The Police Story." Audle Murphy will sl»r . . . Jeffrey Lynn, who was In the service for five years, Is getting fan mail from teen-agers who "discovered" Three wives i Ut »a» a Warner slar (or five j His [aniily has been active in rais- McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Rv William t',. MtKcnnry America's Card Authority Wr s '--i for NEA Service him 111 "A Letter lo Aside lo the kids: PI( tl / S Coiltmct With •' A'O / rilltlp IH At the Regency Club In New York the other night, I pulled up a chair in bark of l^o Leventrltt. his own hand Is rather unusual. Leventritts bid of two spades was a cue bid, asking his partner to bid his best suit. The reason he did not double was because he was afraid his partner might pass. Had he known that his partner held seven spades he would have been quite happy to play the hand at one spade doubled. However, when the cue bid was marie, I do not think west can be blamed for passing. Leventritt won the opening lead of the queen of hearts In his own hand with the king. He Immediately cashed the ace and king of diamonds, discarding a small heart from dummy. He ruffed the deuce or diamonds with the deuce of spades, fhen led the jack of spades. South won this trick «nd returned a heart, which Leventrilt won with Ihe ace. He ruffed a diamond with the three of spades in dummy. Leventrltt had noticed the drop of the eight of spades on his first spade play. He carefully led the ten of spades from dummy. North played the nine and South won the trick wtlh the king. He- returned a club »hich was won In 17 Written form '2 Abstract being of MLrtresj 16 Baron (ab.) 34 Seem 19 Hitler vetch 35 Genus of 2 ' Boundary grasses (comb, form) 36 Heart 21 Touch** 37 Esteem lightly 25 Wicked 1« Solar disk 20 Painful 22 Comparative suffix 23 International language 24 Writing tools 27 Prognostic 26 Heathen deity 28 Smooth and 2» Average (ab.) unispirated 30Mr»*lf 31 Palm lily 32 Half-em 33 Blow with the open hand .16 Walking jtick 3S ttatitn river 3« Alleged fore* 40 Jewel 42 Upper limb* 44 Chemical Mifitx 45 MiiUke 49 Follower 51 Counter tendency 53'Angers 54 H* is a 55 September (•b.) VERTICAL 1 Metal rod 2 Notion 3 Hearken 4 Lieutenant (ab.l 40 Genus of true olive* 41 Native of Latvia 42 Measure of area a 43 Pace 44 Sphere 46 River (Sp.) 47 Diminutive Ronald 48 Individual 50 East (Fr.) 52 101 (Roman) 53 Exists 33 55 53 5S S7

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