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[ PACC KIGBT BLYTHEVULB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUB BLYTOEVILLE COURIER NJtiWft TM ootnum NCWI oo • * HAINU, fllMMur JAJIH L TOBOEFT «drM» PAOL O HUklAX. AdTMtttDt •eta NatiooaJ AdrcrtiifBt Witmct Co. Htm York. Chicago, DMrafc Bwry Afternoon Brapt 6tmd*r Cntcnd •* iceond clasi matter tt rb* pott- lit Bfrtbefille, Arkaiuaa. under MI Octotet *, 1*11 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •p carte? ID the dhr ol Biytberth* at up auburban ton wber* carrtei lenrtc* » j>«j» tained Me per week 01 S5e pel month Bj mail, •ithlo a racuu* at SO mite* MOO pet year, tt.OO (or ili months 1100 for three montha; bj mall outride 60 mile eoae tiOOO per real payabta In advanc*. Meditations , I am thr Lord, thr (iorf of all Ikth: k then any thirif too hard lor met — Jeremiah All u of God, K He but wave His hand, - The mists collect, the rains fall thick and loud; Till, with a smite of light on sea and land, Lo! He loolu back from the departing cloud. - Angels of life and death alike' are His; :! Without His leave they pass no threshold o'er; Who, then, would wish or dare, believing this, Against His necsengers to ihut the door? —Longfellow. FDR, Jr's, Foreign Birth Raises an Old Question The election of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., to Congress by a whopping margin promptly stirred talk that he might some day try to follow in his father'* footsteps by seeking the presi- fdency. | There was a quick rejoinder. It was • »aid the Constitution bars him from that • office because he was born on foreign i soil, at his family's summer place on • an island off the coast of Canada. ; Now no one knows, of course, whe- fther young Roosevelt woyld ever get a ; crack at the presidency or whether he ; would want it. But reporters fishing in \ Supreme Court files have raised donbU : that he or anyone in similar circumstan- ; ces would necessarily be barred. : Let's see first what the constitution 3»y«- To be eligible for the presidency, grperson must be at least 35 years of age, -Triust have lived in this country 14 years •ttr more and must be a "natural born . citizen." -; It does not explain what "natural : bom" means. But the view has grown i through the years that the term includes • children of American parentage who are ;born on foreign soil. The Supreme Court never has expressed itself on the issue as it relates ; to the presidency. In 1898, however, ! Justice Horace Gray handed down a de- rcjsion noting that three distinct nationality laws declare that foreign-born chil- ; dren of U. S. parents ".shall be consid- >red as natural born children." i And court, attaches refer pointedly to ;• case decided by a Maryland court under 'the 1940 nationality act. The court held : there are only two types of citizens— •.native-born and naturalized. H said cliil- ;dren born of American parents abroad rare in no sense naturalized, and hence must be considered native-born. '• With this background of law and ju- .dicia! opinion, it would be no surprise were the courts to decree some day that : children born under such circumstances :»re indeed eligible for the nation's high- iest office. Without wishing to endorse any:body's possible candidacy, we think'a niling like that would be lair and sound American children born abroad are as :much Americans as any born in Chicago jor Dallas. : Provided they live in the country long ^enough to know it well, as the co'istitu- ition seeks to assure with its 14-year res- ;idence requirement, why shouldn't they •have a chance at the highest office? Still, until this matter is settled more definitely, we might well advise all expectant mothers: : If you think your child will be a boy *nd you want him to be president some ;day, don't go skipping off to foreign ;l»nds until after the big event. Qedit by Degrees * In the old days, a man could gene- Jgilly boast to his wife about his college Achievements without fear of contradiction. It's likely to be different now. As often as not, the little wife is right there on the college scene, watching the re- cird almpe up. And if there's any credit to be claim- f(l for a job well done, she apparently wants part of H. Witness what's going to hftnjwn during graduation week at th« Univ«r»ity of Colorado thii year: Wivet of graduating veterans will receive * cpecial award called P. H. T., for "Putting Husbands Through." The award will certify that any particular wif« i« a "graduate from the trial and tribulation of putting her husband through the university, and ii entitled to all the rights and privileges thereunto appertaining." Presumably this includes the privilege of not listening when he starts to unwind about what a great figure h« was in the old college day*. VIEWS OF OTHERS Public Service: the Better Kind Om can hardly wrile of James V. Forrestal and the Iragic manner of his passing without at once paying tribute to the man and to tile democratic system which can produce such a public servant, and sounding a warning also lest that system render next to impossible the kind o( public service for which lie stood. Many men of wealth ana ability served their country unselfishly and well from the fall ol France to the collapse of Japan. The number willing to stay on as "the shouting and tumult dies" and see a big job through has been considerably less. Of this latter group, James Forrestal was probably outstanding. He was outstanding not only for the big job he did for the navy and the nation belore and during hostilities, but perhaps even form lor his willingness to tackle the thankless task ol carrying out a merger of the armed forces with which, at first, he could not conscientiously agree. The late defense secretary typified an approach to public service which no nation can afford to make prohibitively expensive. To risk a broad oversimplification, there are two ways of carrying the burdens of high office, and they seem to call for two kinds of men. One kind can dismiss criticism as the work of mere fools and knaves or see it as no more than the tactics of the opposition. This kind can make decisions with relative lightheartedness, following Ui« philosophy that some action U better than none, and that any course favored by 51 per cent of the factors la worth trying. Such an approach may produce of some ol the iron men with elephant hides which, the President observed recently, are the only ones who can weather the orde.l of public life today. This is not to say that such men necessarily make bad public servants. They do not. But neither do they make the best. There are men, also, who see so clearly the implications of great decisions thaf they must themselves master each problem that comes before them. Their wisdom tells them there la always more than one side to any controversy Thus they cannot shrug off their critics, but must try to understand and win them. They must toughen their sides with something better than Inlol- lerance or cynacism unless they can rise above their detractors by laying hold of a Tightness beyond them all. Such a man was James V: Forrestal. He labored beyond mere human. endurance to build unity «nd agreement withlijlKis department upon hia own profound exploration; into its differences. That he did not wholly succeed, that he did tot find a refuge from the brutalities of his assailants, should not detract from the magnitude o( bis service to his country. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR There's Opportunity Here June graduates, like June brides, look forward to living "happily ever after." But living involves earning a living, and this year's crop of graduates is told that job prospects in many fields will be less fav orHD i e than (n , nj . } , e(ir since the w>r be _ gan. Over the next few years there Is expected to be an oversupply in the fields of engineering, law. accounting, business administration, personnel work, and journalism. But there is >. continuing and acute unrter- supply ol teachers. The campaign to waken the public to the needs of teachers and of education in general has had one unfortunate result. H hai scared off new recruits from an already depleted profession. It has publicized the underpayment of teachers, and has obscured the rich rewards many teachers have found through working with tomorrow's citizens. It has stressed the long hours they must put into their work, and has ignored the long summers of travel, study, or at least a change of pace through summer jobs. There is need for a two-edged campaign ID to show the attractions of teaching, and (31 to increase the attractions of teaching. -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. SO THEY SAY What a difference it would have made lo the situation in Asia today if America had stood uncompromisingly for the freedom of Asia instead of allowing herself to be Identified with those who would perpeluate Asia's bondage.—Brig.-Gen. Carlos P. Romulo, chief of Philippines mission to Ihe U. S. « • • If you had a strong two-party system In the South, you could go to the polls on election day »nd register your protest against a continuation of the contepl of central planning and the taking away of the rights of the sovereign states and Individual freedom.—Ralph E. Becker, national chairman of the Young Republicans. • « • H is the psychittrist's Job to make everyone Ixmtliar with the basic anatomy of the human h especially important that we • II learn to recognize the healthy and unhealthy inanilestatkms ol love and hsie.—Dr. William C. Mennintft, former \irfsidenl, American psychiatric Association. Ever Try to Sell on Out-of-Date Number? WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 1949 PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Opponents Pouring Cold Water on CVA Plans Advanced by President Truman WASHINGTON, (NEA1 —Fancy shenanigans are going on around here in connection with the Columbia Valley Authority plan. President Trumon first tried to ?et Senate and House to hold joint hearings on his pet bill to set up a CVA. He called Sen. Dennis Chavez of New Mexico and Congressman William M. Whittington of Mississippi to the White House holding CVA hearing.;. President Truman's bill will be presented first. The hearings will then recess the week ol June 6, That will give ami-CVA forces a week in which to prepare to give it the business during the week of June 13. In the meantime. Chairman Whlttington at the House Public Mississipp to the White House to Works Committee has made a fast talk about, it. They are chairmen, play of his own. On short notice of Senate and House Public Works his committee held one-day hear- Whitting blocked Joint hearings. He said his committee had so many other thing to do It couldn't possibly get around to CVA before mid- June. Truth of the matter Ls that his committee is believed to be dh vided 14 to 13 in favor of CVA though Whlttington himself is against It. On one side. Whlttington Is vice president of the National Rivers and Harbors Coneress. This is the semi-official kingfish in the powerful water lobby, which is op- ings on what is known as the Army Corps of Engineers-Bureau of Reclamation - Weaver - Newel] plan for Columbia River development. The record of the day's hearings reveals a good bulldozer technique. Nobody appeared who was opposed to the Weaver-Nen-ell plan. E. W. Rising, registered lobbyist Tor the National Water Conservation Conference, seemed to be in charge. This NWCC ha.s for its Columbia Valley affiliate an outfit known as posed to all valley authority plans. J Pacific Northwest Development As- Sc it was left for Senator Cha-1 sociation. A recent audit of Its VMS committee to hold hearings books showed substantial contribu- first and alone. As near as _____ be risiired out this Senate Public Works commmee has only two Democrats in favor o( CVA— Chavez and Senator Sparkman of Alabama. a strong TVA man. The other six Democrats and all five publicans—headed by Sen. Cain of Washington— arc Re- Harry against CVA. So it has no more chance than any snowball in June on Capitol Hill. Nevertheless. Ihe commit- , „„„.„..„ „„ tee will go through the motions of gimmicks, right out in the open. tions for the years 1945-46-47 .from Idaho Poner Co.. Washington Water Power Co.. Pacific Power and Light. Portland General Electric, and Northwest General Mectrfc Co. What this reveals is a private- utility-backed lobby opposing development of the Columbia Valley Authority plan. They all have a perfect right to do this, if that's the way they feel about it. But it's just as well to understand all the MAJORITY OPPOSED CVA E. W. Rising hails from Boise, Ida., originally. He is Washington chairman at the National and Regional Land and Water organization. This is a national front op- poseo to all valley authorities. At the House hearings. Rising went around telling everyone when to testify. All hit witnesses went right down the line in support of the Army Engineers-Reclamation plan- H. C. Webb of Puget Sound Power and Light. K. Robinson of Washington Power and Light. C. E. Star- r:tt or Portland Chamber of Commerce, J. A. Ford of Spokane Chamber of Commerce. President Herrington Polk of National Reclamation Association and others. Republican Governors Douglas McKay of Oregon and Arthur B Langlie of Washington testified in favor of the Army Engineers plan, though Governor»lie said he hadn't time lo study it In detail. It doesn't, lake a super-intellect to figure out the reason for this Intentional bypass of the President'* CVA program. The House Public Works Committee now has under consideration legislation authorizing flood control and rivers and harbors projects for 1950-51. This is the regular biennial pork barrel authorization that congressmen love so dearly. If Congress can be persuaded to put through these authorizations for Army Engineers' recommended programs, this will In a way tend to head ofr any legislation" for > Columbia Valley Authority. IN HOLLYWOOD K.T Erskine Johtuan NKA Staff Corrapeondent By Krskinr. Johnson NEA Slrff Cm-respondent HOOI.WOOD —(NEA)— Hollywood newsreel: Howard Hughes, one of the richest, men in America, making R J2 hot on a horse . . . Gloria Swanson laughing at a joke told by Bill Holrien «hile a makeup man blows menthol into her eyes for a. crying scene . . . Roy Rogers ridins his horse into the Republic still gal- fry to pose for still pictures. Prop men nailing down grass on movie S el. Artificial grass, laid down like a carpet, looks more like ass to a movie camera than real Ava Gardner, the glamor queen, wearing a farmer's straw hat and overalls, driving a station wagon . . . Cary Grant snagging the seat o( his trousers on a nail protruding from a piece of scenery . . . Bobby Watson, who played Hitler in several films during the war. having lunch with an admiral and four oilier naval officers in the Paramount cafe . . . Betty Grable removing KIT shoes between scenes. An aMlstanl director ijMilnff orders to > horoV of e*(r»s for a night club scenr: "1 want to see lots of action. Dance around. Be lively. But don't make any noise with your feet. Keep It quiet so we can hear the dialog in the foreground Keep up a lively conversation. But don't make , sound. Don't look at the principals. Smoke, but don't let any smoke cloud up in front of (hie camera. Rat. U you haven't anything on your plates pretend you're eating." | The assistant turns to the orchestra: "Play hot and fast—lot* of motion and action. Bvit don't make a sound. The music will be dubed in laler. Everyone under- slanrt? All right, we're ready." And that's how movies are made. Carriage. Trade Grecr Garson buying hairnets at Ihe five and ten . . . Lionel Barrymore tound asleep la hi« wheel chair . . . jimmy Cagney, the Irishman, telling a friend the correct way to pronounce some Yiddish words . . . Movie Indians in warpaint and feathers reading the racing form between scenes . . . Clark Gable avoiding autograph hunters via the back door of his Bevery Hills bank. Laraine psy and Robert Ryan dancing inside a wire hoop to keep them within camera, range on a ballroom set ... Shirley Temple reading a cook book between scenes of "Always Sweethearts." . . . Adolphe Menjou getting mustard on his shirt front during an exciting moment at the Hollywood Legion fights . . Marie Wilson picking up her dog and carrying it across the intersection of Hollywood and Sonny Tufts taking candid camera pictures of chorus girls' legs at Earl Carroll's cafe. A tourist inking candid camera pictures of Sonny Tuits Inking candid camera pictures. Humphrey Bogart getting a sp"\it of water in his famous face while tryinn to drink from a stoopover fountain . . . Director to a set full of people: "Breathe deeply, everybody. We want to clear this place of smoke " . . . Mickey Rooney, the frustrated drummer, banging away on the drums at a Hollywood night club . . Richard Wldmnrk. the screen menace, sipping te« during » Hill on the set. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Ity William C. MrKenney America'!, Card Authority Written for NEA Serrte* Shrewd Defense Defeats Contract A champion without a master point would be Unpouible, bridge players would say. Nevertheless, although Neal Lanj has no ma.ster points, he i s a champion of * AK3 V14 * A J 1094 * A 105 Tournament— Neither »d1. '* '* •2N.T. Pass 3N.T. Openrnt— * Q tournaments. When I first came to New York some 15 years ago, he was « hotel banquet manager, and he saw the possibilities in tournament bridge for hotels. As a re.sult he championed tournament bridge. Today bridge is one of the largest users of hotel spac cin the country, .with an average of four to sin tournaments per week held in hotels throughout the country. Last year Neal Lang reached the top with tournament players when, as manager of the Roney Plaz n Hotel in Miami Beach. Florida, he entertained the nation's finest players at their national tournament. • Neal is back in New York now as general manager ot the Part Sheraton Hotel. Neat does not claim to be a bridge expert, but he likes to kibiti. He wa-s rather slartled by West's unusual play when he kibitzed today's hand. Declarer let the opening lead of the queen of spades hold the first trick, but he won the second trick with the spade king, then led the seven of hearts. Ordinarily second hand should play low, but If had done so in this case, declarer would have won the trick in dummy with the king of hearts and taken the diamond fiiifssc. When this lost to West, declarer would have won the neat spadt trick, gone over to dum- Moscow /teacfy to Take a Firm Position in Control of China Tlw .DOCTOR SAYS By r.iwlm r. J«r4aB, H. tt, WrtiUm tar NEA Serrke Twenty or tt years ago multiple sclerosis was considered to be a rather rare disease In the United States. Today, while still an unusual condition, there are many reasona for believing that it is much more common thin wu formerly the case. Multiple acleroKi, ,ffecl» the nervous system. K usually progresses slowly with periods of great Improvement. Any one or several ditferent parts of the nervous system may be attacked, giving the disease the "multiple" part of it* name. Because the location varies from patient to patient, there are no absolutely typical symptoms. Symptoms which are present depend on what portions of the nervous ss'slem have been attacked. A trembling motion when trying to pick up some object, a disturbance in walking;, and seeing double, often for only a short time, are perhaps the most common ssTnptoms. These may be absent entirely or only one or two of them may be found. Cause Uncertain There have been many theories concerning the cause of multiple sclerosis. Although a good deal of research work has already been done on the disease. It has not yet been possible to find the cause with any degree of certainty. In the effort to speed the solution of this problem, a group of interested citizens and phj-sici^ns have organized the National Multiple Sclerosis Association. 270 Park Avenue. Suite 1G, New York 17, N. Y. This organization already has held conferences and has contributed to the support of several promising research projects. As long as so little Is known of the disease, the treatment will remain unsatisfactory. At present complete bed rest is generally considered wise during an acute stages of the disease. Protection from infections and sometimes residence In a warm easy climate seem to increase the number of good periods and help to prevent the bad ones. * * * 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: Is ii possible for a man in the middle 30's to get rheumatic fever for the first time"? ANSWER: Although rheumatic fever most commonly develops for the first time in childhood," it is possible for the first attack to occur in the 30's or even later. DeWttt MaeKe Affair* Aulyat 75 Years Ago In Blythevill*— Miss Margaret Shaver, impersonating Zazu Pitts, won first place In * Hollywood Premier contest soonsored last night by Ritz Theater. Second honors went to Marsh Callaway, Jr., and Kenneth Osbome who impersonated Laurel and Hardy. Miss Eva Nelson representing Kate Smith was third place winner. All were presented cash prizes. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Aubrey Harwell of Friendship, Tenn.. have announced the engagement of their dpughter, Evelyn to Mr. Allan Crenshaw. Jr., bon of Mr. and Mrs. A C. Huddleston of Brinkley. Ark. The popular bride has lived riere for my with a club and finessed the diamond again, making nine tricks. Contrary to the rule, however, West jumped up with the »ce of hearts at trick three, then cleared the spades. No» declarer had lost his timing. He went over to the king or hearts in dummy and took the diamond finesse; but when West won this trick, he'cashed his spade tricks and defeated the contract. Motcow at long UH apparently b getting set to take a major hand in the development of a China that rapidly Is coming under control of the Chines* Communist armlM sweeping dewn from the north. Thi'g far the Russian* have maintained a studied hands off attitude. Now, however, a responsible'^! east European diplomat In Paris" says Soviet Deputy Premier Molotov has been placed in charge of Russia's policies In the Orient. This informant predicts an early shift In Moscow's attitude of "aloofness" towards ihe Chinese rede. Molotov's appointment In Itself would lend support to this forecast, for he is Stalin's right hand, u a matter of lact observers ha« been expecting Just a development In Russian policy towards China, Th« time has come to start organizing that vast country as the keystone of Red influence in the Orient. KoMla Very Cautlow Heretofore Russia has played * very cautious game. She brought Manchuria within her sphere of influence, and then seemed to be most punctilious In her relations with Mao Tse-Tung, the hard-boiled and efficient leader of the Chinese Communists. Moscow's caution may have been due largely to the fact that Mao Li » powerful leader and has exhibited Nationalist tendencies which don't fit in with Russia's edict that th« sovereignty of Communist nations must with her. In short, there has been much speculation abroad whether Mao was developing into another Yugoslav Tito who would refuse to recognize Moscow's tu- premacy. Whether this does indeed repre. sent Mao's attitude remains to tx • seen. He If a good deal of an enig- * ma. He goj his start as a revolutionist back In 1911 In the rebellion which overthrew the Manchu" dynasty. He holds that the peasants and not the working proletariat should form the basis of the Chinese upheaval. Pursuant 'o this idea he always has practiced fierce expropriation of holdings of landlords and the redistribution of land to the peasants. However— and here is the purale —when critics say his party is out for agrarian reform only fas I myself have been told in China) he explodes: Mao ConsId<T 5 U.S. a Foe 'Make no mistake about it. Ours is a party of Communism." In any event, it will Uke MolotoT to iron out the wrinkles. Naturally one would expect the Soviet to proceed with studied 'diplomacy in dealing with a tough leader lifce Mao. It will be surprising if the Russian program isn't one of tempered advice and material assistance whbh will bring China into the Soviet fold gradually. So far as Mao is concerned, he I'M stated that once the Chinese Communists are in power they will deal equally with the Soviet and the western democracies. Maybe he will, but one pauses to consider that £ mightly Russia lies right up against ^ his northern border. Moreover, so far as America Is concerned, he considers her his chief foreign enemy because of her military aid to the Nanking government of Gert- eralissimo Chiang Kai-shek. The bettina, I should say, is that Moscow Intends to eschew strong- arm methods for the present and try to bring Mao, whole heartedly into the Soviet fold. Should the Russians be successful, it naturally would mean that they would Irave much to say about China's relations — political and economic — with the Western powers. Electrical output In the United States increased 50 times from 19O1 lo 1940. a number of years with her grandmother Mrs. John P. Sanders. She Is an accomplished musician. Mr. Huddleston attended the State University where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He is the head of the Huddleston Wholesale Grocery Company here. Musical Instrument » Antwer to Previous Puzzl* HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted musical instrument 8 Yelled 13 Tardier 14 Food fish 15 Consumed 16 Web-fooled birds 18 Touch lightly J9 Pronoun 20 Fuses 22 Baronet lib.) 23 Within (comb, form) 2S Leer 2.7 Pact 28 Rustic pip« 29 Exclamation 30 Railroad (»b.) 31 "Smallest State" (ib.) 32 Arctic fulf 33 Poems 35 It is a instrument 38 Harbor 39 Pen name of Charles Lamb 40 Half an em 41 Fastened 47 Verb neuter (ab.) < 8 Scold 50 Plateaus 51 Marsh 52 Bunting 54 Entertain 56 Leaves 57 Complete VERTICAL I Firts 3 Indian 4 Tellurium (symbol) 5 Therefore (I Hurried 7 Stockings « Hebrew measur* » Higher 10 Strike lightly 11 Make possible J3 Unclosed 12 Spotted .14 Give 17 Hebrew deity 36 Former 20 Specious French month rejsoner« J7 Peril 21 Grieved 42 Prince 24 More beloved 43 Coin 26 Rodent 44 Employs 45 Egyptian sun zod 46 Biblical nam< 49 Space 51 Except 53 Parent 5S Mountain (ab.)

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