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FACE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS TKX OOUIUER NEWS OCX H. W. HAINES. Publlsbw JAMES 1* VERHOEFF Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AxtYertlsin« goto N»Uon»l Ad«rtl*iBt Representative*: Wtllac* Wlcmtr Co. New York. Chicago, Detroit AU»nU. ilmphU. Entered u wcood elau nutter »t th» port- offtw at Blytheville, Arklntai. under act ol Coo- grett, October 9, 1917. Member at The Associated SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city at Blythevule or «nj suburban IOVD where carrier service tc maintained, '-'Oc per week, or 85c per month By mail, within > radius ol 50 mile* (4.00 pet ye«r. $2.00 (or six months, 11.00 (01 three month*; by mail outside 50 mile zone f 10.00 per year payable la advance. Meditations W»e la I hern thai devise Iniquity, and work «vil upon their beds! when the morning Is light, thej practice it, became It Is In the power of their hind.—.Mirah 2:1. • * • There Is no happiness for him who oppresses and persecutes; no. there can be no Depose (or him. For the sighs of the unfortunate cry (or vengeance to heaven. —Pestalozzi. Barbs One of the hard parts of that return from vacation is unpacking that trunkful of stuff you crammed into a suitcase. « • • We'd almost be willinj to let reformer* shut op ereryihinr If H included Ihplr mouths. * * • The contradiction of ego—an exposition liie- •ater who says he has never met his match. • • • A pedestrian apologized after being knocked down by a motorist. And science spends million* •earehlnf for fraai at nature, • • • Chestnut season soon will be here again. Whose will we be pulling out of the fire this year? Another Congress Group Seems Way Out of Bounds Housing Expediter Tighe Woods has announced that federal rent controls will } be abolished Oct. 1 in one-third of the areas where they now operate. About 4,500,000 dwelling units in communities of less than 100,000 population would be affected. / Woods said this drastic curtailment of controls would be made necessary by by a prospective cut in his budget from a requested $26,000,000 to ?17,500,000. , The reduction was the work of a House- Senate conference group ironing out differences on the appropriations bill covering outlays for the expediter's office. The only alternative to the decontrol now planned, Woods said, would be to "fire one-third of my employes and attempt to maintain only token rent control throughout the country." He chose what he regarded the lesser - evil. If Woods is sincere in his position and not merely trying to pressure Congress into restoring cuts that might be at least partially warranted, this situation is an unfortunate one. It then becomes another instance of the powerful appropriations committees taking into their hands authority they do not properly enjoy. These groups have exhibited a growing tendency to usurp power that belongs to the regularly constituted legislative committees of Congress. It js not the business of the appropriations committees to clctcr- . mine legislative policy. ; In this case, Congress has voted a 1949 rent control law. The act permits : local and state governments to initiate action for the removal of ceilings when in their judgment the situation in particular areas justifies. Many units have availed themselves of this option. But Congress did not declare a policy of widespread, wholesale decontrol. It • argued that question long and hard and wound up by retaining general ceilings. : Consequently, the appropriations -. groups would appear to be off their reservation when they so sharply trim the housing expediter's budget as to necessitate broad decontrol in defiance of expressed congressional intent. It means a ; relative handful of men are seeking to super-impose their judgment on the de: cisions already taken by the full legislature. If rent controls are to be abandoned : wholesale, that determination should ! originate in the committees lawfully authorized to make it. The full House and Senate should meantime reject the rec- ; ommendations of the joint conference : group which would have such sweep! ing impact. ; Why AM the Fuss? , : We are reminded from Washington ; that the freezing unit given to Mrs. Truman fita right Into an established pattern of gift-giving beamed toward the presidential family. In 1946 tha President got a $5000 bowling alley as a birthday present from some of his Missouri pals. He also acquired a horseshoe-pitching court to help round out the White House athletic department. Then of course there are items like 1000 neckties, a lot of other haberdashery for a man who was once an old haberdasher himself, and a wide range of personal trinkets. So what's a litlle thing like a freezer between friends? VIEWS OF OTHERS Doubts About the Marshall Plan Doubts about the ultimate success of the Marshall plan have been officially expressed for almost the first time. They were brought to Uie fore in both the annual report of the Economic Co-operation Administration and in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Perhaps because they are trying to drive home to Europeans the necessity of unification, the men of Strasbourg paintea Mie darker picture. But the EGA report was anything but cheerful reading. The European nations earned only enough dollars to pay for about one-filth of their un- ports from the Western Hemisphere, according to the report. This In spite of the fact that they hare pushed Ihelr production and their trade well above prewar levels. This is a reminder that prewar nays in Europfc were not lushly prosperous. But even more, it is a reminder of the terrible cost ol tile war wiilcii must, somehow be made up. This calls for Increased productive efforts. But those alone will not be enough. Consumption must, march m step w itn production. Goods must not merely be produced; they also must be sold. Perhaps If prices, styling and other factors were right, the united States might buy more European goods. But a* Walter Uppmann nas pointed out, the war so increased the industrial capacity of this country that it U almost self- sufficient «nd, certainly, not the market it used to be. So Europeans are looking to Europe. Both the British Conservativt Churchill and the French socialist Philip warned In Strasbourg that there is an economic collapse ahead unlesa European trade barriers are lowered and the European nations are brought together In at :east «n economic union. The logic is clear and yet the British. In pflrticular, hang back. They hesitate to add to their burdens by sharing tnose of other European nations. That is the dilemma of Strasbourg. The EGA report 1* a warning that U must be met. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Tribute to a Great Horticulturist. David Fiiirchild, 80, virtually unknown to the layman, and almost as much a stranger to ttiose he helped most—the farmers—has been selected for the 1949 Johnny Ap'pleseed award, hignest honor of the Men's Garden Clubs o[ America. The news story refers to him as "the man who brought the soybean and countless other planu to this country" which Identifies Fall-child, but only by inference weighs ihe value of his contribution to this nation. Fail-child It known as a botanist, one of those fellows the city man sees as a bespectacled old man who roams around the woods. But to his fellow-scientists, he is a student, of plant life whose every discovery may have some elfect upon the lives of all 61 us. Born in East Lansing, Mich., in 1869. he was graduated from Kansas State Agricultural College In I88S, when agricultural research was -om- paratlvely young in the United States. He made post graduate studies in several European countries and, lor several years, was agricultural explorer and 111 charge of foreign explorations. He organized the work of seed and plant Introduction of the'Department of Agriculture, now the Office of Seed and Plant Introduction. These are but a fe» of the activities ol this fine public servant. The Johnny Applesecd award Is a belated though deserved recognition of David Falrchlld. And it comes as It should—while he Is alive. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT SO THEY SAY I lite this water better every day, but you cant tell from one minute to the next what it 1* going to do.—Shirley May France. Movie ads make it look like all the pictures are full of cheap, lurid sex. They give Ihe whole industry a black eye.—Movie actor Dana Andrews. 1 haven't said anything wrong, and i haven't been in any wineshops. I have never touched K drop ol liquor and 1 have acted exactly as I would In the states when I was with my own motner. —Miss Bcbe Shopp, 18-year-old Miss America of IMS, tingling from the verbal trans-Atlantic spanking administered by her (aunr. The owner o: Ihcse plants would get 30 years In a federal prison In Ihe United States.—Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. In Iran, wiicre, tiny children labor for 18 cenls a day. A person drives home trom a modern ollice building in a 1949 cai into a fairy-tale gai.njc with artificially caved-ln rafters—a hut ot tu e witch in the woods where the babes got losti Is there nothing wrong with U, this architectural schizophrenia?—Architect Richard Neutra, discussing modern design. 'Look, They're Shaking Their Fists at Me!' THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 194« Washington News Notebook 87s* Congress Merits a Pat on Back For Handling of Some Grave Issues WASHINGTON' —(NEA)— The 81st Congress has been planned so much that it's high time somebody gave the lawmaJCfirs credit for the many fine, upstanding arid constructive tilings they have done this year. There is no better guage on this than to look at the list of la-^s they have passed. After all. that's what they're here for. So what have they done? Up to Au;. !5. alter seven months of wcri, 220 bills had been passed Into taw and duly signed by President Tnirnsn- Thai's roughly 30 a month, or oce a day. What more could you a.*i? On the principle that first ihlnss should come first, you ^ou!d expect th»t the 220 nt* public laws would cover the most important subjects, settle the most vital Usues. do the most good. Public Law No. 1. passed Jan. IS after one day of work, made Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 holidays for all federal employees in Washington. This was so they could attend" ihe inauguration. Having passed this miricle. the next day Congress raised the salary of the preseident, vice president and speaker of the House. This was Public Law No. 2. It would be boring to just list all the laws passed, one after another. To get the spirit of the thing, let's just hit some of the legislative high spots. Feb. 25. after Congress had been ih session five weeks, it passed Public law 9—to issue a commemorative stamp on the 200th anniversary of Alexandria, Va. March 15, P . L. 19 authorized an- , other commemors-.ive stirn? !o- ihe > prayer for peace j 3«>lh anniversary of Annspjlis, Md. j ' TaVln E A Tip From Nero ! Thonjhtfal Planning j Following the advice of a Roman '• . . —• M;krc " "-'•• extended an ; emperor — Nero, wasn't it? — who , invitation to :~.i .r.:*r-iitonil ol- ; pave the people circuses when they > ympic Coffi!r.::;«ja l-oid the !?5S : cried out. for reduction of the cost ; tames in De-.ro::. ihe.-*- s fir-siiit- | of living index, Congress on May . ed plir.ci.-j: f;r yr-j. ' 3! authorized the National Capi- Marine Bir.d :o s",<L23 the : ;al Sesquicentennial Commission to ; proceed with plans for the 150th anniversary ol establishing the cap- i:ol in the District of Columbia. P. i,. S3 authorized the Marine .Band to go to Little Rock, Ark. ; Congress did better after that, and its second 100 laws in only :•:•-.—.a:-:er ;:• irrcprsdra i.-.'-" r -/n-• 5 > >: weeks, p. L. 200 extended the time for construction of a toll bridge across the Rio Grande at Rio Grande City. Tex,, alter p. L. 198 had extended the time for construction of a free bridge across the Rio Grande at Del Rio. In between were these epoch- making additions to Blackstone: P- L. 132 authorived completion of the Eden project. It was another Eden—not the original Garden. This one's in Wyoming. Filberts were Included under 139 . ='-"ol or; April 21 -i-tfr -,-*-.- --.-*- fi ?. L. 51. -f?arcir. s ir.E -~-:t^- :-'-r cf Dr—ain visa ca^t:- ;-.- = d- mi?;-:-.n in:o tr.e 0.S- o; =:lsr. _'ian- ct.< ar.d Z:sn;t^5 of GI'H. A .-'jrf? of Is^rs !i:sr. Cor.aress ' I e.err.e.i-.i.-y school district. land Animal Quarantine Station ! P. IV 3!—May 12 noT—actually j was disestablished by p. L. 186. i a:a r-anje ihe name of CuVwrr.'ion | P. L- 100 authorized the general : i>^. on Republican River :n :;*b- I accounting office to make on-the! r : z : to Trenton Dam. in cz-f you spot, audits of accounts of the nacr. r noticed. j House sergeant at arms. S-jt mav 25. Congress 1-3=. really : Anyway, p. L. 203. signed Aug. 3, »«r:ea aoout, the in:erna;lor.a! ill- : designated June 14 of each year as ' ua!:on. K passed p. L. 74. a'ilhoriz- ; Flag Day, and you don't have to i ir.- !n» President to de;igna:e ^?rn- worry about that one any more Day as a national day of Long may it wave. IN HOLLYWOOD Krsklne Johnson Staff Correspondfril HOLLYWOOD —(NEAI— Paul- r lettc Goddard would like to be the next Mrs. Clark Gable. She usually ! gets what she wants. But (his time '. I_ doubt whether she'll make it.; able Is too happy as a bachelor. Sam Ooldwyn turned down Lloyd '• Nolan for a sympathetic father j role in "Beloved over All." saying: I Audiences just won't accept him in i the part." I Yep, the same I.loyd Nolan j who (wo months ago was proclaimed "Father of the Year." i * ! Wonderful switch in "I Was a! Male War Bride." When Cary! Grant puts on a brunct win and ! impersonates R gal one of Holly- j wood's best-looking men becomes i the screen's ugliest "woman." i ' I Van Johnson finally has that comedy lie's been yoliins for at j M-G-M. It's "The Big Hangover,"! Norman Krasna Mivimsy about a! GI who flmlost drowns In brandy when a wine cellar is bombed during the war. The kid comes back with a weird allerpy. Every time ! he gets a whiff of brandy he's j drunk. | Running sag in Hie film is aj "talking" dog with Van's voice. Lizataetli Taylor is the girl. Van Is wailing: 'The dog Is cute. Between Lizabcth and Ihe dog. no one will be looking a t me." SftiRlnR Her U'ay In? M-G-M's big eastern Bigwigs are talking to Margaret. Truman again about a film contract . . . George O'Brien Is due l«ck on the screen In a new western series A big I list of western pictures has so j many Hollywood Indians on the warpath it's reminiscent of t li e nickelodeon d:u'f. Haircraftris at' Max Factor's are turning out prac- j tically nothing but coiffures for real or simulated red men ... It looks like Lucille Ball opposite B i n B i Crosby in "Mr. Music." I Glenn McCarthy and UI are r,.-,t- llii:: over ihe battles Autlle Mur phv wrote about in "To Hell and Bacfc." Both want the film nj-ats. . . . Sin--.',riter Jimmy McH-;2h and v. ]::;;nr- Anita Lhoe.st h.v.e cMitl it a day . . . BIng Crosby i.ill do his first i.ux radio show in five yca-5 Sept, 26. Hell sur in a radio version of "Top o' the Morti- itic," tj:c movie in which he'.s the bis~pM Investor. Krason behind Edgar Kcrgen's personal-jipprarance tour until Or'. 1 is television. He'll Irj out some new routines and "jjivr Charlie a chanre to practice talking without moving my lips." Mich Leisen. the director, tells it on himself. When talkies came in he was working as an assistant 10 Cecil R. Dc.Mille. C. B. said he named (o use the most dramatic of all sounds in his first talking picture and asked Milch to nive it .some thought. DeMille sairif "We must, find the most dramatic sound In the world—a bomb, a bay's cry. a scream, whatever it is " "I don't have to think it over," said Mitch." "I know what it is." "What?" said C.B.. "Silence." said Mitch. A fen- days later Mitch was fired. hearts. North must hold up the see until the third round. Now the question is, should North give up a club trick? if he does he is | automatically down, losing three hearts, the ace of spades and a j club trick. | North's first play, after winning - the third heart with the ace. should he a small spade to the king, hoping lo find East with the ace. Ea.\t will play low nnri North will '* in the trick with the king. Now play for a three-three break in diamonds. Cash the lour dia- i mond tricks. On the fourth diamond Bast is squeezed. He cannot »A7S • K74 * A K 9 1 * J 107 4 V K 1062 » ,163 + S3 W E S Dealer * AS2 VQJ94 • 1092 + QJ6 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE ll\ William K. MrKrnnry America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service A'et'rf Planned May /''or Success Here Today's hand involves one of the Jmrr points In the plav of the hand. The bidding Is normal. When E»it leads the queen of 4K65 ¥33 # A Q 8 5 I 410842 Lesson Hand on the Plsy -Sooth West N'orth Eut Pass Pass ! * Pass 2* Pass 2N. T. Pass 3 N T Pass Poss Pass Opening—* Q 1 'discard a club, or declarer's entire club suil will scl up. If he discards a heart he will not have a long heart to cash, when he gets in. Therefore, the only play he can make Is to discard the nine of spades. North has already marked Kast »ith the ace of s.iados. so when East discards a small spade, North should play a small .spade I mm dummy toward the queen. We.st will put on the ten spol. North niu.st play to* and Kast Is foiccd to tnkc Ihe trick with the ace. Playing the hand Ihl.s way. declarer will make two spacrt Ir1r:k*, lour diamonds, one heart and two club tricks, thus makliiK hl» con tract. Czech Revolutionary Plot Adds To Worries of Kremlin Bosses Th* DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin F. Jordan, M.D. Written for NEA Serriu We have all heard or perhaps used the expression "Don't be hysterical." Usually this admonition is given to a person who Is emotionally upset and Is laughing or crying too hard or showing an uncontrollable lit of rage. As soon as such a person gets control over his emotions he becomes perfectly normal. This Is not the meaning which doctors place on the word when they speak of hysteria. Hysteria from the medical viewpoint Is something quite different. It Is used l.o Describe a condition which usually cannot be controlled by conscious effort. The patient with true hysteria has disturbances in sensation, perhaps convulsions, or Is unable to move certain muscles. In hysteria, an attack of convulsions may be started because of some emotional situation. The convulsions allow the victim ol hysteria to escape from a difficult situation. Of course, not all convulsions are caused by hysteria and they must be distinguished from the convulsions produced by epilepsy or from other nervous conditions. SKIN t'NABt.E TO "FEEL" The change In sensation often present In hysteria Is a most Interesting condition. The ability of some part of the skin to "feel" Is generally lost entirely; a pin can be stuck deep into that area without causing any pain. The treatment "f symptoms of true hysteria Is often difficult. The cause of the mental strain must be sought and studied. Gradual per- sunsion nnd re-education Is helpful for some, but other methods must be used on many occasions. The successful treatment of hysteria Is a challenging and difficult problem. It cannot always be successfully solved. * • • 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. * • • QUESTION: What Is the cause of sores on my feet which look like blisters and water comes out of them when they break? They are also itchy. ANSWER: There are several possibilities, the most likely of which is some form of .what Is commonly known as ringworm. Probably the diagnosis can only be made by takin? scrapin-- from them anil examining them under the microscope. 75 Years Ago In Blvtbev'ille — Sepl. I. 1034 Gene Bradley and J. Graham Sudbury have been offlcialy certified to the clerk of the state supreme court as successful applicants for admission to the state bar by the board of examiners of the second judicial court. Mr. Bradley son of John H. Bradley prominent Kennet, Mo., attorney, will be In the office of Claude F. Cooper. Mr. Sudbtlry Is a member of the editorial staff of the Courier News. He does not plan to enter practice at this time. Little Bill Potter who became seriously ill yesterday afternoon was rushed to the Memphis Baptist Hospital In an ambulance where later he underwent an operation for appendicitis. Fort Smith Man Has Close Brush with Death FORT SMITH, Ark., Sept. 1—</P) —Steamfitter Jess Weaver had a close brushwlth death here Wednesday morning when a 90 foot tower slipped from its base, settled still in a vertical position and pinned Weaver's legs underneath it. Fellow workmen ring his legs free with shovels. Weaver suffered a head cut when he fell against the boiler as the stack bore him to the ground. Br DeWIU MaeKeruto AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Fast moving events are highlighting the disclosure In Washington that Russia's grip on Its Eastern European satellites is reliablly reported to be badly shaken b» thi fleht with Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia. Treading on each others heeli have come these significant developments: (1) Czechoslovakia's communist government has announced that It smashed a large armed revolt by conspirators who tried to capture Prague and establish an anti-Soviet regime. (2) Yugoslavia has applied formally for a loan of $25,000.000 from the Export-Import Ban, an American government agency. Tito needi quick cash with which to buy American machinery for his country'i copper, lead and zinc mines. Washington officials expect him to get the loan. He also lias received p^B- mission to buy a $3,000,000 steQ mill from an American concern (3) Moscow has «nt another nole—its eigrhlli—t o Yugoslavia, charging thai ihe Tito jovern- mcnt Is working « or ,i y on | n5 t ru<: . lions of Its Western masters." Of these developments by far the most Important of course Is tht revolutionary plot in Czechoslovakia. This In itself would be enough to rock the foundations of the 8cd Eastern European empire, and It Is doubly dangerous since It Is coupled with Tito's political revolt, disaffection in other satellite states and the defiance of little Finland which Moscow Is trying to force within the Soviet zone of domination. Czech Communist authorltlei moved fast In exacting punishment. Six accused were condemned to death in secret trials, an unspecified number went to prison »nrt ter, were acquitted. The government said the leader was Dr. Jaroslav Borkovec, described as brother of a former chief of the criminal Investigation section of the Pragu* , police. Western Power Accused The official report charged thai the rebels were under direction of "a certain Western Imperialist power", and that a copy of their plan of action was deposited with a Western embassy In Prague. This Western power was not named. Could Moscow have America %| Britain In mind? '* As discussed In yesterday's column, these reports of discontent and disaffection among the satellites Is expected to have an Important place In Ihe forthcoming meetings In Washington among Secretary of State Acheson, British Foreign Secretary Bevln and French Foreign Minister Schumnn. Observers are look for these diplomats to review the strategy of the cold war wilh.Russia in the light of the developments and devise new moves to counter the Kremlin's drive. One dramatic new move "already has been made in allowing Tito to buy the steel mill which will be Important in strengthening his military potential for defense. The probability of a loan, or' loans, fits into this pltcure. A significant aspect of this situation is that disaffection often is like an avalanche In the way It gathers weight as it progresses. Who knows but that the defiance of Finland and of Tito may have encouraged the Czechoslovak revolt? This looks like a crucial moment in the cold war. Revocation of Parole W- Explained by Official LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 1. W> — Arkansas Parole Director W. P. Ball tottay said a parole granted to Louise Boxley. Sebastian County, had been revoked. She was convicted March 20. 1948, of grand larceny and was sentenced to three years In the state women'a reformatory, she was paroled 2J days ago. Ball said the parole was r»- voked because the woman had been accused of theft of 440 from a patient at the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium, where she has been employed. 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