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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS TMC ootnum NEWS oa H W. KAINE0, Publisher JAMBS L. VKXHOEPP Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. AiiT«itUin« Utntftf •ol* National AdrtrtUtnc Rtpr**entatl»ei: Wallace Winner Co, New York, Chid** Dttro* Atlanta, Memphta. Entcnd u ncoad euu« matter at th« poat- •ffle* at B!jth«vUle, Ark&iuu, under act oJ COD- treu, October I, 1817. Member at Th» Associated Pro* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In th« city ol Blythevllle « an» auburban town where cirriei lervlce 1* maintained, 20c per week, 01 85c pel month B? mall, within * radius of 50 milea M.OO p« year. »2.00 lor ill monthi, »100 for thre* month*; by mail outside 50 mile ton* $10.00 p«s real payable In advance. Meditations They ire new every mornlnf: (ml la Ihy fallhfulneM.—LuwBlatloni J:J3, • • • The person *-ho his a firm trust in the Supreme Being is powerful in his power, wise by his wisdom, happy by his happiness. —Addis on. Barbs you don't read so much about slum cltaranee these days—powibiy bec»use the slums «re ob- acured by billboard*. • « • A Texas man, pinched Tor «lralim a fire ex- tinrukhcr, a*M he waa «oin t on a dale. With a red-hot •»»>, ne doubt. • • • •ticking out the tongue IK » popular lorm ol (raetlnf in Tibet. It that where our little kids got the idei? • * * TM can probably (new whmc fault It (• If rour boo h» U be » crank la l«l thlni» »Urt«(. * • * A barber 1 ! first big mistake li telling Jokes H> old they hare whlskeri. »tiiw«r», how«v«r !ng«niou», will not b« much mort coilly than we would like? Unless atomie furnaces bring u» r«- mai'kably cheap power, a lower »Undard of living will b« th« outcome. Th« world will welcome all the benefits science can yield. But meantime lawmakers everywhere ought to put conservation high on their agenda, as a hedge ugaingt a future that may not be quite as bright as they so blithely imagine. Hot Sox Sock Opposish If the Boston Red Sox don't overtake the New York Yankees and go on to win the American League flag, they'll go down in history as the hottest team that never won a pennant. J On July 4 the Red Sox were 12 games off the pace and had actually lost one more game than they'd won. Since then they've captured about four of every five games played and are galloping along at an almost unstoppable gait. Seldom has baseball seen a belter combination of murderous hitting and effective, complete-game pitching. The Sox have had so many big winning spurts they regard the dropping of a single contest as a bad losing streak. There ought to be quite a nm on aspirin among rival clubs these days. Conservation Problems Merit Serious Attention Th« steady exhaustion of the world's natural resources in the face of mounting population drew a lot of attention last year, largely because two extremely readable books on the subject were published. How to protect failing resources and develop new ones still does not command, however, the time and thought it deserve* in parliaments and cabinets throughout the world. Lawmakers here and abroad manage to talk about everything but conservation—one of the most elemental factors in world political and economic life. But now, fortunately, the United Nations is delving into conservation and population problems. Some 400 scientists from 50 countries are gathered in a three-week conference devoted to the question of how to stop the rapid depletion of vital resources and bring them in line with population needs. The meeting is a healthy sign. After the books by William Vogt and Fairfield Osborn appeared last year, they were branded by some people as "alarmist." Some rather strained efforts were made to disprove their thesis—that population may soon outrun the essentials of life. None of these attempts tried to deny population growth or the dwendling of resources in soil, timber, minerals and the like. Instead, they pinned hope on science and technology to save the situation before starvation and similar crises develop. Anyone must wish this will occur, for otherwise the outlook is dark indeed. Osborn told the UN conferences of scientists that the world's population will soar from the present two billion to three billion in 50 years. And a Canadian mineral resources chief warned that the time may not he far off when our best known sources of key materials will be used up. With the staggering potentialities of atomic energy on the horizon, it would be foolish to predict that the world will not be bailed out of this lightening dilemma. Trygve Lie, UN secVelary-gen- eral, told the delegates a fuller use of science in developing resources might lead to successful support of a vastly expanded population at a much higher standard of living than now prevails. Yet the fear lingers that lost resources may never quite be matched. Many of the depleted materials were high grade, easy to mine or use, relatively close to population centers where they were needed. \V* may be able to put amazing new life in worn-out soils; to devise synthetics and other substitutes; to extract great untapped mineral stores from remote places, or to refine low-grade ores new commercially unusable. But who c*a b« confident that th»i« VIEWS OF OTHERS Reasonable Farm Prices A lot of people are trying hard to wring the utmost political benefit out of the crop surplus problem. Democrats are planning a series ol regional meetings to drum up sentiment for the Bran nan plan, which would subsidize both farmers and consumers (something the British long have been doing and which now has just aoout squeezed taxpayers dry). Republicans have scheduled their own (arm conference for Sioux City, Iowa, next month. In Washington, where congressmen have been competing in offering price guarantees, Senator Lucas of Illinois, majority leader, lias just issued A statesmanlike warning. He points out what long has b«en apparent to many non-politicians—that unless government farm price supports are cut back the whole program of federal guarantees may break down. .The nation Is preparing to harvest the biggest corn crop in history. Probably a billion bushels of the 1949 crop will be on hand, umtsecl, when the next harvest rolls around. The government will own or have loans on much of It. Many farmers won't feed that com to livestock because the price fo too high! And yet the so-called compromise senate farm bill would keep the guarantee on corn and several other products at 90 per cent of parity. It also would add potatoes—which cost a quarter of a billion dollars in subsidy payments last year! —to the list ol commodities which the secretary of agriculture is required to support. The (..ore bill, already pas&eajiSy the house, would extend rigid 90 per cent guarantees for another year. Supporting wheat prices may cost the government a quarter of a billion dollars a year. Guarantee now nm as high as $2.25 a bushel. Unlike corn, the commodity credit corporation will t>e able to ship much of iUs wheat abroad—at a LOSS, of course. Th eworld what agreement sets the price of No. 1 northern wheat at $1.80 a bushel. Amerl- taxpayers stand the. difference. It is too late to do anything about this year's crops. The guarantee has been made anct the government must keep iU contract. But there has been plenty or warning that the Aiken plan wuuta go Into effect Jan. 1, 1950. That provides flexible support prices up to M per cent. When surpluses appear, support figures go down. Tile rice of corn should go down to prewnt a piling of surplus on surplus. It should go down to discourage production and to induce more consumption. At first glance, that may seem th« wrong medicine to many farmers. But they must realize that another such fiasco n.s the pot n to support program of last year may sour me tour- fifths of the population which doesn't inrm on the whole idea of shielding agriculture from sharp price breaks. This question need not be a narrowly partisan one. The Aiken plan was enacted In?c ,««- sion with bl-paitlsan support. Maybe tne LUCSIA warning will induce both parties to quit th« scramble for votes and five this reasonable program a chance to function. —MINNEAPOLIS STAR SO THEY SAY Careful Now, Men! Pacific Union Planners Busy In Interest of World Peace PETER EDSON'S Washington News Notebook Senior Senator from Nevada Seems To Be U.S. Senate's Prize Package WASHINGTON — <NEA>— In a Congress notable for many strange goings on. the record of the Hon. Pat McCarrnn—73, Democrat and senior senator from Nevada-stands out as something special. McCarran came to Washington in 1933 as the first native-born Nevada n ever elected to Congress. He had been a poor Irish Catholic boy w h o had worked his way through college and " law school, herding sheep. He built up a profitable law practice, in Nevada's mineral, criminal and divorce courts, Including handling Mary Pickford's still pending—which would upset j the present powers of the Civil i Aeronautics Ilo;u-it, cieate an independent Air Safety Board and an independent, Civil Aeronautics Authority. He reimrcKluced his old bill to create n .single. U. S. "chosen instrument" international air carrier. Tliis Is the pan-American Airways pi-ojpLit to knock U. S. competition out of nitci national air transport nnd hand it over to one company <us a monopoly, Pnt has always been one to get everything he could for Hie Great , State or Nevada. He got It the separation from Owen Moore. He | sl .|o,000.000 Basic Magnesium sur- got into politics, wns elected to j p | lls war p i ant [or SI cnsh anct „ state legislature, became chief Jus- prom j sc to pay some rents if any tice of the; State Supreme Court collected. He isn't averse Roosevelt tried to purge McCar- j (|) rn ,i, ctjl , benefits twice if he reforms. During the war years and tile 80th Congress he was relatively Inconspicuous. H i s voting record for the benefit of Nevada's silver miners. Backs Franco When the second year Marshall Plan was before the Senate Ap- pjropriattons Committee, o[ which McCarran is an important member, he tried to put over a fast one for Franco Spain. It was a requirement that the Economic Cooperation Administration loan the Sunday School Lesson By William E. Gilroj, n. D. The Psalmist In the familiar and beautiful Twenty-third P-salm rejoices that the Lord, who Is his Shepherd, leads him In the paths of righteousness. This theme of righleousness runs everywhere Ihrough the Psalms, which the dominant emphasis throughout the books of the prophets, and the whole religion of Ihe Hebrew's. H was this superior morality of Judaism lhat led many Gentiles, proselytes, to become converts to Judaism. Many of these proselytes, as we can see In the pages of the New Testament, became Christian disciples. The psalmists and prophets put the first emphasis where it rightly belonged—on righteousness In personal life. The godly man was not the professor of a certain faith, but the man who was uprieht In heart. His sacrifices, burnt offerings, and acts of religion meant nothing un- lcs.! thev were Ihe expressions of a heart sincere and true, subject to God's cuidance and Gcd's will. The religion of Israel WPS a mass religion, always emnhasizing God': choice and csll to the nation as a whole, but tiiis emphasis did not iv any way minimize Ihe importance of the individual, and the soundness of !is character and conduct. This, it seems to me, has a dis- linct bearinsr upon our modern de mocracy. which in a way is a mass affair. We think of democracy oft en, perhaps too often, as consist ins in popular suffrnee and tin rule of the majority. But the vot of a majority never in Itself mad anythlnz rishl. The true essence o democracy U self-rule. It is rul from within. When the rule o kines Is discarded, it is the indi virtual who becomes kinp. and If h abdicates, democracy may become SOITV affair. Is not our grcaies weakness today at this very point- the fact that so many citizens fa to exercise their prerogatives privilege*, to say nothing of the plain dtiiv? The Old Testament Script un dealt with this to the point of c: tremc severity. It was not only Spaniards S50.000.000," the fact thnt Spain spite of was not tlie Psalms and Pronhecies, but historic books and early histo marie plain one's olace and duty a member of society. There was th terrible example of Achan, who, an h'jur of victory, stole a Babyloi iati e.irmenl, and bars of silver f hiiiutflf. He met a tragic fate, b profiteering Achans in their cou try's hour of danger have not be lackiiw in later history ,nor In our own time. National righleousne.s. to the seems to show that lie has mastered the art of voting pro-labor on most labor bills, thus gaining the union's political support. Since the 81st Congress came to,, Senator McCarran has been however. As busier than a big-horn rum, and ! munist, he Just as elusive, leaping from legislative crag a legal jnoniontory with the greatest of ease. As chairman of thcJudiciary Committee he is of course important. Advocates Free Gold Market Hie 1 construction of Davis'dam. After it was built. lie inUodiiccd a bill to require the federal govcrn- men to make a lump sum payment on il to the stale of Nevada, in lieu cif tuxes. Not all of McCarran's interests are completely confined to Nevada, a violent anti-Coma great supporter oE China and Spain. Last February he introduced his famous S1.500- 0(10.000 China aid bill. One-third nf it was for military aid lo Nationalist China, another hunk for economic nid. the rest for stabiliza- Among his warm-up pitches on j tirm of currency. In the opening day. for instance, there ; oricinal draft to the bill, tins stab- was a bill for the relief of gold j ilizatinn was to be attempted by miners whose operations were siis- I the transfer to China of U.S. silver pended during Ihe Another was | slocks. All this would have done to permit free market sale of gold. ] was tnke the surplus off llic market. He introduced seven bills—a Hi thus contributing to a higher price Marshall Plan country and that the other European countries had refused to consider Spanish membership in the Organization for European Economic Co-operation. In April, Senator McCarran 29 other senators to go along with him in -supixirt of a bill to return submerged lands lo the states. Effect of this bill would be to reverse the Supreme Court decision in the tidciands case, vesting this title to lands under navigable waters In the federal government. McCarran tried to have this bill referred to his own Judiciary committee on ! Interior, where It now lies buried. Senator McCarran has probably taken a beating this year for his opposition to general liberalization of the displaced persons' legislation of 1948 than for anything else. He has refused ,to consider a House-passed bill to admit more DP's to the U.S, At the same time, however, when Nevada sheep herders were having trouble getting herders for Iheir flocks. Senator McCarran was right in there pitching with a bill to amend the immigration laws so as to admit more Basque aliens for Ihe job. Psalmist, meant justice. Conceptions of mlit and judgment were at the heart of all relationships. As the Individual wa-s responsible for his personal integrity, those who ruled, oL that Is society, were responsible for rights, liberties, and fair dealing. It is the sense of right and Judgment that we most need today It Li in the moral foundations that modern societies are weakest, Too many issues ave settled, not upon the basis of what Is right and fair, but upon the power of individuals, or groups,-to enforce their will, But no question is ever settled until It is settled right. Bjr DeWUt MacKenzle l/Fi Koreltn Affairs Analyst We are likely lo see a fresh burst of activity shortly In the Interests the Pacific union which has been oposcd by President Elpldio Qiiir- o of the Philippines as a Far East- i counterpart of the Atlantic pact. This project. Is primarily designed halt the advance of Commtm- u In the Orient— not by military cans but by politico-economic ethods. The move lakes on spe- al significance in view of the riklng Communist successes In > ulna. Its supporters hope that It ay help prevent another global nflagraiicn like the late war, lich today marks the tenth an- versary or Us Hltlei'ian whelping. Qulrino Is Active The energetic Senor Quirlno Is ttlng no grass grow under his c-t in pushing his far-reaching •ojcct. It first was announced lo 10 outside world on July 11 after^ e discussed it with Presidemjli hiang Kai-shek of China In Maat a conference to which the encralissimo had been invited. hese two chiefs of state having greed on the necessity of such a cvelonment. President Quirino vis- ed America and on August 9 m:v.".c plea for American support in ad- ressing Ihe Uniled Slate Senate nd House of Representatives. Quirino and Chiang also agreed hat relations between China and ic Philippines should be strcngth- ned and that practical measures toiild be taken Immediately for romotion ot close economic and ultural cooperation. The South Corean Republic was expected to be an early participant, and it waa agreed that invitations for coltab- ration should go to Indonesia, Aus- ratia, New England, India and >iam. Romulo Given Tough Assignment The task of pursuing the project vith these nations has been assigned to Brigadier General Carlos P. loniulo. Philippine ambassador to the United Nations. He has just arrived in America, armed with a blue print of the proposed Pacific Union, to carry out his difficult and delicate mission. It is important to note that these activities are being carried out within the precincts of the peace organization itself, thus emphasizing the peaceful intentions of the pact. General Romulo not only will- have to sell this idea to the olhcM nations of Southeast Asia, bul it is understood that he will harmonize the plans for a Pacific union with developments of the U.S. State Department's Far Eastern policy. It is a tough assignment whatever way you look at it. And what about Japan and Us relations to this Pacific pact? Well of course Nippon's relations to the 'acific union will become a major ssue In due time. She will be too mportnnt militarily, politically and conomically to be left out of the IN HOLLYWOOD Uy Krsklne Johnson NKA Staff HOLLYWOOD — I ^— Mont- 1 I" one scene she puts on a red gonicry Clift, picked ns the world's i aim plays her own mother. Which W« are In the underground behind the Iron Curtain. We have • Btrong labor movement In the three occupied zon*s in Germany—American. British »nd French.—Matthew Woll, first vic« president of the AFL. * w » I am » confirmed optimist regarding the future of America. I firmly believe that the oaslc characteristics of our economy are expansion and growth.—I'cderal Reserve Board Chairman Thomas B. McCa&e. * » w We can surely anticipate that any aggressor will alternately press and quell the crises, nop- Ing lo hold the (North Atlantic Treaty i powers in perpetual Irresolution.—U. S. chief of stall Omar Bradley. « • » Cosla Rica must not b« at the mercy ol a social clique. It must not be committed lo a feudal system *-ith a puppet congress manipulated for political purposes by a reactionary group.—Jose Figueres, president of Cost* Rica's ruling junta. * • • Thank God, I've reached my second childhood. ~Q«oria B«ra*xd ih»w, turned n. most etisib'c bachelor by a jury of Hollywood glamor dolls chidcd his press agent. George Evans, with this cable from Berlin: "Realize I'm worsl-diesscd actor in Hollywood but appreciate your efforts trying to get me more clothes. But please a erent blow to Rn.sctnaiy De- C;im]i. It's one mother role she mi- .eel. The -star and Dr. John Dusik will HUUTV as soon as her religion gives i;> anpinval to her civil divorce. lo buy i 'Hie dot: i.s turning her into an out- explain i door «irl. They play golf every wliv I am now 'world's most cligi- i Sunday and to fishing and hunting ble bachelor' and I own only two i together. She even won a silver cni) in the 20tii Century-Fox stu- 'Yovi win." \ dio club golf tournament. suits?" Evans cabled back: Talked lo Lou Coslcllo In Din UI commissary. His long illness cost him 50 pounds but he looks years younger. He whispered; "I'm going up to the story department and see If I cnn rind some old Donald o'Conner scripts." . . . Martha Rave and Harry Richnv. co-starred in an eastern night club, are carrying on a veal [ucd. Won't even speak off working hours . . . M-GM Is planning a new version Kirk Douglas and llciinn Ku- biitvi. who pounds tlic piano at tlir llrlls. rollaboraletl on a slnff, "The lady Has No Heart." I it's strictly coincidental that Kirk is separated from his wife, Diana. H\il hnth Diana and Kirk will lie in N'c* York this fall and there may be a reconciliation. Tied Skciton will of ! ihinii'th. as a gag. York he picked up the North cards. For some reason Gross seemed a little pessimistic when he only bid six clubs, which It the correct bid. over West's five diamonris. When the opponents bid six diamonds. I knew lie was not going to double. He joyfully bid seven clubs. After man. Jr, do a walk n tile Milton Bovs Towu""'*to"star"Claude"'Jur- Berlc picture . '. . Jerry Wuld has a quick explanation for his Ions run of box-office hits. "I Just don't produce TIT pictures." The three IT"* stand for tried, true and trite. I Wniti explains: "You just can't j nuke 'em any more. Audiences want tiling new.'' + Q.M Rubber—Neither vul. South We*l North Ex4 I * 2V 4 * Pass 0+ 5 » S* Pass Pass 6 * 7 * Pass Opening—4 Q ] Barbara Hair may Inhrril some nf Rila Hayworth's rnlcs al Col- vmbia as a result of her click in "Jolson Sinjs Again." The pic- Cure will b« as lurkv for her ns Che ordinal was (or'l,arry Parks. Harry Colin, meanwhile, is still offering Rita 50 per cent of the profit on "Bom Yesterday" if she'll | come back and do the picture. But there's still no answer. Same Old Koiiline Junr Haver wants a change of pace. No more costume-period pictures, she's tcliing her studio bosses. June has starred In 11 films. Nine of them have been period backgrounds. "Really," she said, "every time T hear an old song I start thinking • town: about when I was vomit:." , miibc June 15 back In costume lor j low u: McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Bidder's Confidence Nets Seven Clubs, By William K. MrKrimry America's Card AuthnvUy Written for NEA Service It is always a lot of fun to watch my old friend Miirry Gross play towns. Ashcville. N. C.. and Miami niljbr: bncr;c. Gross has two Ivnue A.sheullc. N. C,. and Mi.imi he had made his contract he turn ed to me and said, "See, Mac, I you overbid a little, you learn t make these hands." Grcs,s did make the hand with ; double squeeze. Re won the openin; ,',t"ilead of the queen of spades wit! the ace ?nd went over to dttnim by playing a small club to the JacV On the king of spades he discarde the six of hearts. He cashed th kir.g of diamonds. Ihcn ran al) his clubs, getting himself down t the ten of heart. 1 ; and Ihe ace-te of diamonds. East had to bare dow to the jack of spades and the eigh and four of hearts. Dummy wa down to the nine of spades and th ace-five of hearts. West had th king of hearts and jack-nine ol dia monds. Gro» new led the ace of dia. monds. If East discarded the Jac of spades, dummy's nine would b w>d. He decided to let go Ihe tot r ol hearts. Dummy'* nine of .spades JS Years Ago In Blytheville — Mrs. Doyle Henderson and her other Mrs. Sutton have eone to ells, ienn., where they will visit Natives for several days. O.C. Ganske left Saturday for St. ouls where he will buy shoe.5 for 15 store. From there he will go to cru, Ind.. for a visit with his moth- r and sisters. The 46 members ol the Webb •unily living in this city inducing clatves of Mrs. Hoeggan, had eunion Monday evening at the ome of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Webb he affair was in special compli- icnt to Mr. and Mrs. Hocggan o 'oledo. Ohio and Mr. and Mrs. N J ochbiler and daughter of Sylvania 3hio. Mrs. Lochbiler was the [orme Alberta Webb. Supper wa_ pictxire. However, thai question is- vt pressing, since Japan technicnl- y Is still at war with her neighbors. Bitterness Against Japanese H is well that this issue doesn't lave to be settled now, since Jalan's war victims still are bitter. The Philippines, for example, not only deported all Japs at the end of :he fighting but passed a law forbidding Japanese for all time to enter the Philippines. That law still stands, and It will :ake much to change it so long as the terrors of the Jap invasion still •U'e burning in the memories of the public. Many Filipinos even are bitterly opposed to reopening any trade relations with Japan. ;it President Quirino. however h™ been viewing . the situation broadmindedly, although his personal grievance against the Japs is vast His wife and three children were killed during the closing days of the war when the invaders went wild and killed indiscriminately. The President has been renewing operations gradually, on the basis that they are legitimate since they benefit the Philippines. And one anticipates that, time will heal a lot of wounds. Ill any event, the Japanese nues- tion isn't pressing at this juncture. The task is to unite the democratic countries under the Pacific pact. served the buffet manner and the evening was reminiscing. sepnt pleasantly in Sign of Zodiac HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted sign of the zodiac D Crustacean 13 Uncertainty 14 Subterfuge 15 Ocean 16 Place 18 Greek letter 19Good (prefix) 20 Raged 22 Abraham's home (Bib.) 23 Network 25 Grade 27 Former Russian ruler 28 Brain passage 29 Pronoun 30 Feet lab.) 31 Any 32 Palm lily 33 Ruse 35 Gaelic 38 Roman date 39 Check 40 Northeast (ab.) 41 Barley waters 47 Deciliter (»b ) 48 Make edging 50 Make fresh 51 High prie* (Bib.) 52 English school 54 Set-backs 56 Nevada city 57 Severest VERTICAL 1 Stale 2 Braids ol han 3 United States Answer to Previous Puzzle 4 Apud (ab.) 5 Repose 6 Preposition 7 Employer 8 Joining line 5 Credit (ab.) 10 Regret 11 Clever 12 It means the water l~ Down 34 Form a notion 20 Calmest 36 Edges along 21 Floaters 37 Enroll 21 Mexican dish 42 Symbol lor 26 Dress iridium 33 It u a 43 Weights ol sign India 41 The dill 4f»GryniilaT snow 46 Pitcher •10 Weight 51 Compass point 53 Negative reply 55 Radon "Th* Daughter ot Roue O'Grady." | Beach, Fla. The other day In New 1 was discarded aud h* won thi

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