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PAGE SIX ILTTHtVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILL* COURIER NEW« THioocnuxa tncw* oo. M. W. BAINM, PUliUltitf JAUia U VTSMOXTT Editor F4.UL D. HUUAJi, AdT«rtMn« M*B»» •ol* National IdrcrUilnc KcpntcnUUtw: WalUo* Wltmar Co. K*v York. Chkato, AUaai* Tragic Leisson a* Meoa4 el>H matur a* th» poaV eitiet at •lytimrilta. Arkkiuu, undar act at Caav Octoiwr ft, 1S1T UemMr a! Th» AatodaUO IT«a» 8OBSORIPTION RATES: By carrier to Uw city ol Bljthevllla « *nj tuburbaa town »h*ra carrier aervlca I* maintained, 20c per ««ek, ot 8Se per montb BT mall, within a radlut ol M mUta M.OO pa* year, 12.00 for sli months, 11.00 for three months; bj mail outside M mil* tcna «10JX per leai payable In advance. Meditations For the Uaf kioweih of IbeM Ihlno, be<ori whom also I ipeajt freely: for I am persuaded that BOO* ol Uiew tliinge ar« hidden from him; for thla thine waa n«t *»»« In a owner.—AeU t*:Zt. • • • I will govern my life and my thought* is It all the world were to see (he one and to read the other; for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God all our privacies are open? —Seneci. Barbs Boon the latest thins in fa " clothes will be a> married woman. Ask the hubby who hai to wait. * • • Authorities diutree on why men have to ileep. Sometime* ll'l to |<t airay from anlhoritln wha dlsacTM. A gargler imitate* a waterfall for the radio- arid probably talks shop first thing in the morning and last thing at night. • * » Often the bride fait Initiate on her llnena— to make her nark In tht ftoelal world. No matter what tht yield this year In spinach it't the usual surplus crop—with the kldi. Tht 28-ywrjold taxi driver wh« r*a down author Margaret Mitchell and inflicted fatal injuries ought to be an object lesson for traffic authorities «very- •wher*. According to report* from Atlanta, whert the accident occurred, the driver was drunk when his car struck Miss Mitchell and knocked her down. When she was hit, his vehicle was over the center line of the street. H now develops that this man had •a record of 23 previous traffic violations. There is no report on how serious these infractions were. But more than a score of them should have been enough to deprive thia driver not only of his taxi license but of a regular drivers' permit, if Georgia requires one. He has no business behind the wheel of an automobile. The death of the author of "Gone With the Wind" lends tragic emphasis lo that fact. VIEWS OF OTHERS Our Farm Economy EGA Head on Right Track; Raps Marshal Plan Nations Paul G. Hoffman, Economic Co-operation Administrator, hag laid it on the line hard to the 19 Marshall Plan coun- trie«. He told them flatly they aren't doing enough to earn dollars in the American market. • And he led them to believe that if they don't show more progress soon in unifying Etirop* economically, they're going to have a hard time getting EGA fundg from Congress next year. Words from Hoffman on this subject carry a lot of weight, for he's a staunch friend of the European recovery program. It is not as if Senator Wherry, Republican floor leader, were talking. Hoffman's blunt remarks had particular point for Britain. In an effort to solve it* "dollar crisis," Britain has curtailed imports rather than sought to expand exports. He said that is exactly the reverse of the proper course to follow to close the dollar gap in Europe. He placed at $4,000,000,000 the annual amount of imports from dollar sources that an economically healthy Europe should need. Current earnings in dollars by the EGA nations would pay for only about $1,250,000,000 of this total, Hoffman noted. But he insisted: "I think it is entirely possible for European countries within a reasonable span lo earn from the Western Hemisphere all the dollars they need to buy those services that can !>e earned only in America." To make up a deficiency of $2,750,000,000 is a big order. Yet Hoffman is a hard-headed businessman who hardly can be labeled a foolish optimist. There is evidence he believes Europe can do the dollar-earning job it must do only if it wakes up fully to the needs and characteristics of the American market. In other words, to sell successfully in the United Slates means to adopt our selling methods, to tailor products to fit our wants. For the most part European countries make little effort in this direction now, virtually the whole road is ahead of them. Their task is getting tougher by the day, because the United States i» becoming increasingly self-sufficient in many fields. But unquestionably the approach is the only one likely to be effective in developing some sort of reasonable balance of trade between the United Stales and Europe. Furthermore, as Hoffman has reminded ECA countries, Europe has to be a better buyer as well as a belter salesman. To qualify on that score, the component nations must draw together to make a tingle great market like that in America. Europe will then be a far belter outlet for its own goods, and a lik«li«r prospect for American product*. In advising Arkansas farmers to prepare for a period of declining profits. Chester C, Davis, president of the Federal Reserve Bant of St. Loins, sa.ld "we're living In a tool's paradise" if we think, government price supports and high level government loans c&n.aveil the shock of a post-war drop in firm price*. Mr. Davis, sneaking at the Arkansas Rankers Seminar at the University ol Arkansas, warned that agriculture must anticipate the problems which will arise when the United States stops lending money abroad to finance Its exports and when the competition ol synthetic fiber* and foreign growths will have a greater effect on the cotton market. Mr. D»vls foresees no collapse of farm prices iuth »» occurred »Uer the first World War. He thinks the price support program will prevent this. But he also (eels that a system of rigid legislated price supports extending ludetinitely into the future, and at levels higher than the overall supply-demand situation warrants, would nave "extremely undesirable consequences. 1 ' There is logic behind Mr. Davis' belief that a. rigid farm price structure, by artificially maintaining the nation's agricultural markets at a nxecl level, would remove incentives for more eflicient farming. As he pointed out. it is the elllcient farmer who will continue to make money In a period of declining prices. Any government program which fosters inefficiency and which tends W eliminate the reward of bigger profits lor better methods is not in the public interest. Under the present rigid price support system, and even under a flexible program such as thai embodied in the Hope-Aiken Act and \i\ the pending Anderson bill, the government creates an artificial demand for farm products, thus eliminating factors that would be given play In a competitive economy. This tends to obscure the extent to which taxpayers are supporting agriculture. The Brannan Plan, with its provision tor letting demand determine.prices and paying farmers a government subsidy:^ bring their Incomes up to a pre-determined "level, has the virtue of letting the taxpayers know just what part ot the agricultural economy they are supporting and to what extent. By showing up weak spots in the nation's farm economy, such a program would make possible more intelligent long-range planning by farmers and by the government. At present we are simply drifting, and the current period of fair farm weather cannot, llidc the tact that Uncle Sam is using only a makeshift apparatus to keep the farm economy on course. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE A Bee's Life Total government looks upon people in the Mime manner a beekeeper looks upon his bees. The people and the bees must produce for the bosses in order to earn a living, of a sort, and a "hive" lor shelier. But tht government and ihe keeper get the honey. The reason people do not thrive under tne beekeeper plan i$ because they are Individuals. They demajid more than ihe privilege of producing for political overlords, at the of their own profit and freedom. Many revolutions and civil ^.-ITE have occvirred over resentment at dictatorial government acting as a keeper of the people's honey. Eventually men will bulk at a government 'Jaat plays the part of the beekeeper. PUBLIC SERVICE MAGAZINE SO THEY SAY The Awkward Squad 7/fo's Defiance Weakens Soviet Effort to Hold Other Satellites By DeWHt MacKmaic dfl Fwcio Affair* Auljat I One of the hottest pleoea of current newf out of lurope i» the report reachlnf Waahinttoo that Stalin's hold on the Red satellite state* ha< been badly shaken by Moscow's row with Marshal Tilo of Yugoslavia. John M. Hlghtower. AP diplomatic expert In Washlnjlon, says this Information Is contained In highly responsible reports from Eastern Europe. These reports are expected to play an Important part In the forthcoming meetings in the American capital among Secrelary of State Achewn, British Foreign Secretary Bevln and French Foreign Minister Schuman. "Western diplomats," says Hightower, "foresee in these meetings a three-power review of the grand Th« DOCTOR SAYS Br Edwin P. Jordan. M. D. Written for NEA Service The eyeball is shaped much like a sphere. The rays of light come through the circular part of the eye called the pupil. Any twisting of the eyeball in any plane will cause the rays of light also to become twistet and out of focus. In all cases of astigmatism there Is an inability of the eye to fccus the parallel rays of light which en V.r it. In other words these, rays o light do not come together at th same point in the back of lire eye This means that a person who ha- Washington Hews Notebook , PETER EDSONS Diplomat in Line for Role of 'Fall Guy' Over U.S. Blunders on Policies in China WASHINGTON - 'NEAi — The; have his record carefully protected ! of the U.S. Embassy in Madrid case of W. WEI I ton BuUenvorth personifies the present Washin-gton muddle over what to do about China, president Truman nominated BuHerworlh Vo be Assi*Vai\t Sec- against debits which are unfair." The senator therefore did not vote against Butter^'orth's confirmation. He merely voted "Present," lUei'cby ducking the Issue. rotary of State in charge of Far I With such things both good and Eastern Affairs, last May. Half a ! bad said about Butterworth. ttie dozen other high State Department j bare lacU o{ his record are worth nominations were sent to the Hen- j a closer look. There has been some ate at the .same time. All these j attempt to pin a label of "State others were confirmed in June. But i Department Red" on him. It comes two months later ihe Buitenvovih I as something of a surprise, thei'e- nomination remains unconfirmed i [nie, to Icnrn Ehtit during the "war because a small group of Republican ; the now extinct left-wing tabloid senators don't like what has hap- ; newspaper PM branded BuUcr- pcncd in China. [worth as a Fascist and a Na/i. Sen o*en Brewer of Maine says This was while he was in Spain, Butterworth "represents the Chin- j unking U. S. government deals with esc policy of the administration. 1 ' > Dictator Franco's government for Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hnmp- the ^reclusive buying of mercurv shire calls BuUcrvorih "ihe symbol of failure and of a tragic era -in our relations with China." Another name for it. perhaps, is that Mr. Buttenvco-th is cast in the role of "Die fall Ruy." Because there is no one who can be reached in fixing blame for the China debacle—President Tru- ; and other strategic materials, to kerp thrm from the Germans. It would be a Jot easier to believe that Butterworth is a reactionary than to believe that he iieads up a thythlcal "Communist coll," sometimes believed to control U-S. policy in the Far East. Every[ thins about his background be- me aeoac e-f esinem, iru- is aristocrat and the ctm- ™"' 8 "™ t ' r ? " - b '±_™?, n ?±- «n-»llvr. He is big. tall, blond, blue- Kni shek Wn"elf '• ™ aht (rom Iack of CMrcise ' . ! ?'; 5h £J" ™°,,'l "e was loaned to Jesse Jon eson. Gen George Marshall. Gen. Albert Wedcmcyer, or even Generalissimo Chiang for instance—Walton Butterworth heads the line to become the goat. Sen Arthur Vandenbcrp of Michigan, the only OUR who did not vote for Butter worth's confirmation in the Foreign Relations Committee, iias nevertheless said that he "was not the responsible officer In the big. eyed. a little puffy-faced and over- under Ambassadors Carlton Hayes and Norman Armour, and as charge d'affaires when Armour resigned. That's where he was when in December, 1945. tie got a cable from ihe State Department assigning him to Chungking. China, as minister- counselor. Butterworth says he doesn't know lie was picked for the job. Elsewhere in the State Department, is said,, that since there were so many charges of American diplomatic sympathy fov the Chinese Communists, they deliberately selected someone who knew nothing about China and who had never been accused of havyig leftist tendencies. A man whom PM had accused of being a Nazi seemed like a good bet. astigmatism sees things all blurred Instead of having a clear image o what he is looking at. the objec appears fuzzy and irregular. Plane Needs Correction The correction o( astigmatism re quires finding out for each eye what change there has been In the curvature and which plane is out ol order. Then the lens for the glasses is prescribed and ground to correct the planes which are in error and to brine the parallel rays of light to a single focal point in the back of the eye so that the image of what Is seen again becomes clear- cut.! and training is necessary to find out just what is the matter and to .prescribe exactly the type of classes needed to correct the error. Special instruments are required and In most cases doctors place a drop of atropine or something like it. in the eye which causes the pupil to become dilated and makes the examination of the error more simple and more accurate. It would be interesting to know If astigmatism is increasing, decreasing, or staying the same it .frequency. Also, it would be nice U> know more about it* causes. • • • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. QITESTION: t am ill my 50's and have very bad breath. My mothe: >r*legy of the cold war with Bus. a, followed by a determined effort devise new move* • gainst the Kremlin." Sensational as this news if, It n't surprising. This column nu- lerous limes his pointed out that trend. In Eastern Europe, and specially the Kremlin-Tito fight, light be expected to weaken Bus- la's hold on the satellites. Czecho- lovakia, Poland and Hungary nil ave powerful elements of opposl- lon to Red rule. And Finland has cfused to bow lo Moscow. Russia in DIRlcuU Position The Yugoslav dictator's defiance, •i refusing to surrender his county's sovereignty to Moscow has placed Russia In the difficult po- Itlon of. having to make him eat row—and quickly—unless she Is to iiistaln 3. disastrous loss of face imong [he satellites. But how to get, at the recalcitrant and Imner- ui'babte Tito, who refuses to bu*v rom his position? W Of course mighty Russia couM handle Yugoslavia by force handily enough If there weren't 1 oulside interference. But there might be outside Interference. There might be another world war going full tilt overnight. . Troop movements in neighboring Bulgaria and Romania have led to speculation that war might be developing between them und Yugoslavia. That could be. but here again Moscow would be running n great risk in letting such a conflict develop, because it could grow into world conflict. That leaves the Muscovites with the alternatives of trying to smash Tito economically, or of Inspiring revolt against him among his own people. Economic Move Fails The economic approach already has been tried without the desired success. On orders from the Kremlin, neighboring satellites cut Yugo- avia off from essential supplies. lie unexpected result was that to promptly turned to the West r aid—and got U. Washington iproved his purchase of equlp- ent for a big steel mill, and the dications are that he also will •I a large lop.n from Ihe World ank. So that seems to reduce the pos- billties to (he one of inspiring ithln Yugoslavia a revolt which ieht be assisted surreptltioijlA nd unofficially by neighboring ftelf tellitcs. Observers recognize that lis may be what Russia now Is laueuvering for. In any event there no doubt thai heavy pressure is cing brought lo arouse disconlent mong the Yugoslavs with their overnment. Should anything untoward hap- jen to Tito personally. Moscow's •ay likely would be greatly smooth- d, since the marshal dominates lis country. And as observed In A ircvious column, lie Isn't a,uartlcu- arly good insurance risk. In China, Butterworth's job was i told me thai when she was carrying es in (lie Department of Commerce to ] orciinizfl' a British trade unit In 1941. Fie worked on the Treasury's stabilization fund operations. He took part in early operations of the U.S. Board of Economic Warfare and thp U.S. Commercial Company i Then he was sent to Portugal and drama." Ducking Ihe Issue Senator Vamienberg went on to Germany, say that "an able career servant in the diplomatic service should i Butterworth served as counselor in 1943, to head up USCC '. rvonoinic warfare operations against Service in Spain to run the U.S. embassy and. consulates. It was taking care of all the detailed routine trade relations between the Chinese and American businessmen and missionaries. General Marshall was in China as ambassador and peacemaker and seldom came near the embassy. Am- bassator Leighton Stuart, who knew Chiang better than any other American, helped Marshall. General Marshall mnrtc all the cnlicy decisions, as he always does. But when Secrtary Marshall returned to Washington as secretary of state, he had Butterworth transferred back here as head of the Office of Far Eastern Affairs, succeeding John Carter Vincent. For the past two years. Butterworth has been in charge oi the conduct of U.S. relations with China, 'mat makes him vulnerable. me the doctors gave her pills which produced this same 'thing.' Coulc this be the cause of my trouble? ANSWER: I am sure that thL would be quite impossible. IN HOLLYWOOD Hy Ersklnc Johnson i;A Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — INEA>— Para- HIP kids are on a tlshing trip in mount's Ironl office i.s predicting; Idaho. Il'.s their reward for work- Ihal Betty HutUm will be hailed j it\c mast of the summer on Bing's as Fred Astairc's best dancing partner in "Let's Dance." t talked to Betty about tier reconciliation with Ted Brisk!]]. Slie blamed the brief splitup entirely on herself, saying: "When I'm working it's difficult for me lo be a wife. I didn't make Nevada ranch. . . . Funny line by Marie Wilson in the film version of "My Friend lima." She tells John Lund (hey shouldn't delay their marriage with: "Just think, if wait any longer and have children they'll be older than I am." The brittle continues. Bill Dem- II would be erroneous lo consider the Chinese civil xvar as merely a struggle for power t«lween rival factions. The fact is that the emergence ol the Communists as the dominant force in china miris another phase of political and social revolution wruch has b«tn in progress for mote vnan half a century.—Francis H. Russell. Director. Office of Public Affairs, Slate Department. • • • We are »t the bottom of the barrel financially. This squandering of (American) Legion funds must be stopped. If we operate another year on a deficit we will face bankruptcy. Our money Is being squandered by Legion politicians to advance their own control.—Frank N. Belgrano. Jr.. past national commander, American Legion. • • • I still can't gel over the food here. Both the quantity and the variety shocX me. When ! go into a restaurant 1 spend half an hout just studying the menu.—Pam Trabberer, English reporter now' in this country. • • • The newsp»per» have been lillins my ears with rumors about bells in recent weeks but tins ben has a real ring lo it.—Vice President Albcn W. B»rkliy, icceptinc fill °' moojel locomotive Bell. picture for a year. Ted and 1 had fun. Then 1 started setting up , at 5 o'clock In the morning and i "rest still hasll t caught that mar- coming home dead tired at 7. >"' swordfish. The game Is in Us 1 ninth year this summer. Rill Is vice president of Hollj- "Ted sunricnly discovered he was manned to a factory Instead of to a girl We Vmci a blc fight but now things arc okay. He understands. We sent the kins to the beach for a while. We get out to dinner every night and I'm in brd by 8-.30. "Rrall.v. T tliink ivhcn I'm working In a picture I should live by myself." Belty. I Just discovered, insist. 1 ; on such a low temperature on her sets that they're referred lo RS ; 'in 1,1 „„,.< T>]mtr>r -Hulton's Polar Palace." Other i ' «C I/A PCI t I lllyCr morning Betty was frccScd. as a gag, by three electricians hudcilcd under blanXet.s beside a slcam radiator. Hollywood vs. TV again: Couple of studio publicity men were talking about television. One said: "Has the studio lei you set any guest star appearances?" The other replied'. "I can't even set c HOI.I/VWOOI) on Pajc » McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William F.. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service Thinks a Hand Out Jlub in New York City. Stone, sit- ing South, trumped the opening lead of the king of clubs with the three of diamonds. He next played the ace of diamonds on which the queen dropped. I am sure that now most players would lead the ace of spades, and down would go the contract, as East would trump and return a diamond. 15 Years Ago In Blytheyitle— B. F. and Charlie Brogdon. ac Blyttievllle athletes, were pitle against each other in 50 and 10 yard dashes to climax the city Softball league season. The winne of both events was Marsh Callow way. Jr.. a rank outsider. Miss May Aldridje of Greenvill Miss., Is the house guest for sever days of Miss Carey Woodburn. Mrs Wade Jefferles and broth' Roscoe Crafton of Little Hock, ai companied by the mother. Mrs. P. Crafton, of Conway. will arri today joining Miss Zola Crafto and Leo Crafton, Jr., of Conwa who arrived yesterday. Mrs. Crafti arid Miss Zola will make their nor here with Jim Crafton. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with Ihe Commissioner of Revenues o! the State of Arkansas for permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as Tuckerlown, Bur- detle, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he LS a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never >een convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked with- jn five years last past: and that the undersigned has never ba^i convicted of violating the laws^f this state, or_any other stale, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application U for permit lo be issued for operation beginning on the 1 day of October 1049. and to expire on the 30 day of June. 1950. Ed Roberts Jr. Subscribed and sworn to belore me this 30 day ol September 1919. Mrs. Marshall Blackard Nolnrv Public My Commission expires: 3^9,53. Sardines are packed closely in a can because the fish are cheaper than the olive oil in which they are packed. fly William K. SIcKcnney America's Card Authority Written for SEA Service The colorful bridge player. To- bin.s Stone, was in New York recently hi.s bride, the former Dale Baser .of Hollywood. Calif. They went there to spend their honey set a nolicv " moon, and where do you stipp>xsc while '.xe'ir'on the subject. Mr Slonc was spending HUM I ol it? —:U the bvulge clubs. Stone tells everybody that he is 'em to And Bob Hope says he'd like to sot into daytime radio. He'- convinced lhat AKSS V83 » A Q I 5 * 10842 Lesson Hand on the Play Soul* W«l N.rti Eu4 Pass . Pass I * Pass 24 Pta 2N. T. Pas, 3 NT P«s» Pas« Pa M Openin*—» Q Bovine Creature Answer to Pluvious Puzzl* HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1.7 Depicted 1 Joker , milch animal 2 Italian city 10 Feels 3 Musical nitle displeasure at 4 Cut off short U Type of 5 Sicilian architecture volcano 13 East (Fr.) 6 Belgian river 14 Inactive 1 Symbol for 16 Compass poml cobalt TV will kill off big-time, night radio \vHhln two years. METRO'S DISCOVER!' M-O-M's new "find." Pauls Day the player in the world. Then he sits down at the bridge table and most of the hime his bidding and play convince everybody Stone thought for « lonj time about the possibility of any combination of cards which would p,re- vent him from making his contract. Believe it or not he reasoned correctly—if West held the six mLss!ng spades he could lose his contract by playing the ace of spades. So he led the three of spades. West won with the nine and returned a spade, but this was trumped in dummy with the Jack of diamonds. The eight of diamonds was led and when East played low. Tobias played the nine spot. He then picked up East's last trump and the hand was made. I asked Mr.-Stone why his opponents did not bid six clubs, which could be made. His reply was, "They were afraid of my two bid." mono, who "just landed'a biK lead that he is.' \ Show this hand to your friends opposite Boh Tavlor. rc/lly is Ra* I 1 »ant to a.^ure yon that lod.iy's . and see if they will make the right Patterson, a former Paramount I hand is not a cooked-up one. but play, even though they can see all Hock (til. . . . Bing Crosby and | wat played **• the Mayfitr Bridge four bAad*. 17 Goddess of infatuation 18 Capital of France 19 Cvimson 20 Symbol for cerium 21 Selenium (symbol) 22 Snare 25 Cr«lts 27 Person*! pronoun 2» District attorney tab.) 2» Within 30 Measure of area 31 Cushfonl 33 Check 36 While. 3? 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