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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1950 THE BLYTHEVtLLE COURIER NEWS , THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publish*! BARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher ,r • A. A. FREDR1CKSON, Associate Editor > PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Soi< National Advertising Representatives: -'Wallace Wilmer Co, New York, Chicago Detroit ^Atlanta, Utmphls. _ ••> Entered as second class matter at the post' of fa* at Blythevi lie, Arkansas, under act ot Con- ">»res«, October 9. 1817 A Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID the city ot Blythevllle or anj suburban: town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week. 01 85c pet mouth • -By mall, within » radius o! 50 miles $1.00 per jrear »200 lor she months, *100 for three mouths: Jby mall outside 50 mile zone, »10.00 per year .payable In advance. Meditations Thou sball not see ihy brother's ass or his ex fall down by the way, and hide thyself from ' ihem: thou shall surely help him to lift Uiem up again.—Dteuteronom> 22:4. *' > * » * ' To pity distress Is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.—Horace Mann. Barbs •After.all, the income tax was just a matter , of addition, subtraction, diUslon, multiplication ' and' mistakes. * • * • A Pennsylvania man offered a case ol scotch 'for the privilege of renting a small home: Sounds .like living it up instead of drinking It down. With fooltah people (he cost of living is alwayl 'the same—just what they make. • * » There .is real sentiment in all golden weddings—except those that come from marrying lor money. Job of'Selling' Cotton 'Must Begin at Home ' 'About two dozen Mississippi Coun' >, 'tians (North and South) mot on Monday ' of this week to talk of a subject as important as it is basic: selling cotton •' to'the people who depend on it for a v living. =r Working with the National Cotton -., Council, the Mississippi County Farm ,' Bureau and interested persons in the '•' county's various communities are plan-. fi' ning a series of events which is de- t' signed to tell people simply that cotton f is better than synthetic fibers 'although f the latter may have been born amid the ' mysterious tinkle of test tubes. Sounds fundamental doesn't it? It : would seem that those who know and * 'grow cotton would be its staunches^ ^ .supporters. « Such isn't always the case, evidently. s A Mississippi County lumber man told ; - how he encountered trouble selling cot>' ton insulation to cotton farmers. Other •"* people, he said, were comparatively easy < to sell. ( Another man told of attending a 1 banquet for margarine manufacturers J and others interested in this product of cottonseed oil. The diners, he snid, spread '. butter on their hot rolls. ... The campaign, to begin May 1, is ; based on the premise that cotton is, ; after all, a pretty good fiber. It is sup•• perior to synthetics when it comes to ; versatility, wear resistance, washability * and strength. Last year, cotton meant about §50,- 000,000 in purchasing power in this county. With acreage controls this year, - it will bring about §35,000,000 com- ; modity-buying dollars to the county. '; if cotton is to avoid further stringent government controls, cotton products . must meet competition of other fibers. • The National Cotton Council's efforts in this direction could begin in no better Z place than the world's largest cotton producing county. The campaign warrants the support of all Mississippi County citizens. political and diplomatic conditions abroad is too often not distinguished either for accuracy or clarity. The departments, to be sure, can't b« whitewashed of responsibility for their • part in this. Many government officials have a generous contempt for the people's representatives and are predisposed to tell them as little as possible, just on general principles. The thing is further complicated by the , departments' dependence on Congress for money. Department officials come to Capitol Hill as bargainers, trying to put the best conceivable case for the granting of the funds they seek. Understandably, some inconvenient truths may not get told. But there's another side to it. Congressmen as a rule are among the |x>or- est guardians of a confidence to be found Ju Washington. Tell them something confidential and, like as not, it'll find its way into print in record time. The average congressman fairly bursts with self-importance when he's lugging a big secret around in his brief case. He can hardly wait to fish out a shiny photostat fresh from government; files and show it to a colleague, a visiting constituent or a reporter. The information usually is passed on with appropriate warnings not to disclose it. Yet few wlu. relay such data to reporters can have any illusions about • where the material will ultimately wind up. The plain fact is the congressmen want it known that they have important information. It increases their stature, ? they believe. Actually,vtheir stature would be a lot greater if they showed more responsibility in preserving confidences. They can't expect to be entrusted with crucial data so long as they spill the contents of their brief cases to every good listener who hits their offices. There'll be more point to their demand for important facts when they learn to curb their schoolboyish eagerness to command attention. ' Legislators Who Can't Keep • Secrets Are Not Told Much Congressmen are always complaining that they don't get the truth, or at least all of it, from such important arms of government as the State and Defense departments. But they themselves are partly to blame, because few of them know )\o\v to keep a secret. They're undoubtedly right that they don't get the full story. Of course some of the information they don't )eavn is too vital to security to be passed around even within the departments; AVe're not thinking about rigidly classified material. But lots of other data Congress could , wisely lean upon for intelligent law' • making it never gets. What it docs find *, out about the state of our defense or ' Views of Others Truman Socializes Nation's Granaries President Truman's Dack-door socialism has slipped up on another industry. The government is taking over, at an nlarmirifc rate, the business of storing grain. A year ago federal granaries had space for forty million bushels of grain. Today the figure is 375 million bushels. A few weeks hence, if present plans are carried out, It wilJ be 475 million bushels. This will mean that Uncle Sam is storing nearly half of the country's grant/Bother than that held on the farms. Wheii a lean-year comes, private companies in the business of storing grain may be pushed into bankruptcy, if that happens, the whole industry will have been socialized as thoroughly as in Russia. That outlook explains why private warehouse men are wailing now. This movement stemmed from the Truman presidential campaign of two years ngo. When Truman entered the wheat stales, after a bumper harvest, he found fanners complaining that lack of storage bins forced them to pile much ol their grain on the ground. He made big promises that, before another harvest, the government would build ample storage facilities. His statements caused private companies to hold up construction which otherwise they might have made. But aftcr~lhe election nothing happened. Last year we had another bumper wheat crop. Again much of it had to be piled on the ground. The administration not only had failed to build the promised bins but had failed o take out ol private elevators and warehouses grain it owned and had agreed to remove for foreign shipment. This year, with a congressional election in tlie offing, the Truman politicians have been busy Shiny new bins have popped up all through the grain belt. Texas, for instance, now has space toi ICO million bushels, instead of ninety million bushels last year. This increase tins come at the expense ol taxpayers. The new federal bins, at tlrst regarded as temporary, are now being reierred to by bureaucrats as permanent. Thus a cleverly disguised socialism is taking over, on a nationwide basis, a business that for generations has served its clients \\ell under free enterprise. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Soy Of course I feel that the existence of the H- bomb—or the probability ol the H-bomb— mukcs it all tlie more necessary that we come to some workable international agreement which will guarantee that such things will not be used—Acting Chairman Sumner Pike of Atomic Energy commission. * t » The idea seems increasingly prevalent In industrial and financial circles that our great industrial unions should be attacked and crippled, one by one. This Idea should be knocked In the head.—John L. Lewis. • * * The (Labor) government... will go torward in the firm determination to carry the country through in this difficult period. Let us go through together, our members arc In very good heart. —British Prime Minister Clement Attlce. » » * Tlie battleship Is as dead as the dodo in its original role as the major day fighter ol the seas. —Adm. Wm. H. P. Blandy (Hcl.). Right Back at You, Joe India Peace Meeting May Help Calm Asia Peter Edson's Washington Column — Point Four Plan Would Combat Red Agitation in Backward Area Third of four articles on President Truman's Point VI Program. WASHINGTON —(NEA) — Effectiveness of President Trumnn's Point IV program as; a means to offset international comunist propaganda in underdeveloped countries has not been given much attention. . The pattern of operation for communist agents in mast of the bnck- ward areas of the world is now well known. The fifth column pnrty line is purely egative. It reaches - 'only evolution against x is ting govern- ient. 11 offers othing construc- ve in the way of . the way avbg program to raise ving standards. gives only va- ue promises that, Peter Edson onic the revolution, everything will e better. Empty as this propaganda may e, it has unquestionably produced esults. It has stirred up strikes, lots and political turmoil all over world. And it has produced itensc hatred of the United States. Against such propaganda, this ountry has had little to offer. The Voice of America has of course been built up to tell the news and the story of democracy. U. S. Information Centers have been opened in nearly all countries outside the iron curtain. Good as these programs are, they have not been able to offset communist propaganda. What seems to have'been lackin In some kind of an American political nnd economic missionary movement. And this is where the Point IV program is said to be capable of yeomen service in the world struggle between communism and democracy for the possession of men's minds. ' What the Point IV program now seems to envision Is a means to show people in the underdeveloped countries how to improve their own standard of living by a peaceful agricultural and industrial revolution, rather than By a mere political revolution. / What this might mean is showing them how to grow more nnd better food. It might .teach them how to improve their diet so that fewer children die and more people live longer. Tt might improve their health standards throcgh training more native doctors and nurses. It could raise their level of education by training more teachers. In short, instead of sending native leaders to Moscow to learn how :o b^ revolutionists, they could be sent to America to learn how to be doctors, nurses, county agents, engineers and generally useful citizens. ; Would Set Up Industrial Advance By fostering investment of domestic as well as foreign private capital, Point ~IV could pave the way for increased industrialization of these underdeveloped countries. That would lend to morn mechanical horsepower'behind each worker, increase in transportation and communication facilities. They mean greater production and improvement of working conditions for native labor. This would mean eventual removal of these, countries from, their present economic positions as mere colonies or suppliers of raw materials to more advanced countries of North America and western Europe. Only one-sixth of life world's population today lives iri a highly developed economy. Another sixth in Soviet Russia, South Africa, the Argentine and Chile liv^s In an intermediate development. The other four-sixths or two-thirds of the world r s popu la 11 on— nearly 1,500.000,000' people—live in underdeveloped countries, the per capita income averages $40 a year. In the intermediate countries it is $151 a See EDSON on Page 19 Th« DOCTOR SAYS Hy Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service Although now nearly everyone knows that the chances of cure are better when cancer is found early, there are still far too many people who delay in the presence of warning symptoms until the disease has passed the curative stage. One reason for this Is that some people seem to' be terribly afraid of having the doctor tell them that they have enncer and, therefore, pub off the visit, the diagnosis, and the treatment too long. Unexplained 'bleeding Irom any of the body openings is a warning symptom^ It does not neccsarily mean cancer, but it certainly should not be Ignored and a diagnosis should not- be delayed any more than necessary. Pain of unknown origin which lasts for some time loss of weight which cannot be explained by diet, long-lasting hoarseness or cough, and anemia are other signs which should suggest an immediate and careful examination to be sure that cancer Is not present. There Is more cancer in the digestive system (stomach and intestines) -than In any other one par of the body. The next most common locations for cancer are in the breasts and in the uterus or womb Any lump in the breast Is reason for examination. Any change In thi nature of the bleeding, from' the womb or any discharge also require investigation. Cancerous growths can develop in other places, such as the lungs bladder or kidney, or the mouth Sores in the mouth, on the tongu or on the skin which do not heal quickly may be cancerous. Lump, appearing anywhere on the bod; should always be suspected. An; sore which does, not heal is alway cause for immediate examination. When a patient consults a physi cian with any of the symptoir mentioned, examination has to b complete and careful. In some case By DcWiU Mackenzie AP Foreign Affairs Analyst The conference in New Delhi be- ween the prime ministers of India nd Pakistan, over the bitter dif- erenees between these new sister nations, is a matter of moment not inly to them, but to you and me. The one bright spot In this meel- ng is that It seeks to bring peace nit of embittered relations whlJfa lave forced the two slates to the /erge of hostilities. War involving the more than 400,000,000 people of the Indian jeninsula (over one-sixth of the world's population) might preclpl- ale another global upheaval. Cer- ainly It would have a tremendous effect on the outcome of the swell- ng conflict between Communism and Democracy in Southeast Asia. Mteilnsr Close to All So this meeting between Prime Ministers Nehru of India and Alt Khan of Pakistan is close to all of us. The ditrerences between the two nations are deep-seated — religious (Hindu versus Moslem) and economic. The separation of (he subcontinent Into two rival nations has made an unequal division of economic resources. This would have been bad enough under all circumstances, but unfortunately when the separation was effected many Moslems were left in Hindu territory and vice versa. This has resulted In grave communal disorders, especially In Bengal. Another big item in the catalogue of differences is the dispute over possession ot the great state of Kashmir, which is one of the world's beauty spots. This state, which is largely inhabited by Moslems, was ruled over by a Hindu maliarajah. When the nations of Pakistan and India were created the mahara|jjb wanted to Join India, whereas Vr5 Moslem subjects asked for Pakistan. This . position has almost resulted in war, and has been so bitter that the United Nations thus far has failed to find a solution, although the search continues. That's the tangled skein which the two premiers seek to unravel. Their first problem concerned the Moslem-Hindu fighting amidst the mixed populations of the Bengal X-ray pictures have to he taken, in I provinces. This has resulted In ,, _;— -, ,^_i heavy loss of life and property in many cases a small piece of the suspected tissue or lump should be removed and exa'mlnecV under the microscope. Disease Breeds Fear Abnormal fear of cancer is common. Some people constantly think that they have the disease but that it just can't be found. Such unreasoning fear is called cancerophobia. The suffering which such people undergo is real and their distress is great. In order to keep their minds as free from fear as possible they need to be reassured every so often that they do not have cancer. Once they have been thus encouraged, they ought to forget their worry and return such advises. for re-cxamlnatlon only at intervals as their physician. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jonnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—The Hoi-. a hoot," he confides. "Give them a ywood auction is an institution j to cat-up chair that was onct in a ight up there as a top tourist at- ' star's living room and they adver- raction with the stars' footprints at tlsc it as the star's complete house- irauman's Chinese theater, their liolil collcclion." ionics on guided bus tours and their O nc high-powered male star calls ombstones. Goldcnherg periodically and offers If it's a big-name auction, they . to lend his name to any auction for rcak down the doors. j a percentage. Recently he cut his A lot of people would rather sec terms to a flat $200. . star's lovc-scat than his face. That kind of thing bllnis up Gol- So today we have with us a Hoi- denberg, who is no slouch himself ywood auctioneer, Roy J. Golden- at burning up greedy actors berg, a quiet, cagey master of the Goldenberg says he told the fel lo-I-hcar-a-lliousand? jargon who low: is known around movietown as the « t wouldn't put your name on my •auctioneer of the stars." marquee if you had Queen Eiiza- C.oldenhrrj; is the spellbinding bclh's original bed." lavcl-wlclrlcr wlio mice auctioned Easy Prcv off Charlie Chaplin's ornate S150,- The allctioner blames decorators con pipe organ for the piddling sum and overbuying for a lot of the all- of S250. "Nobcdy wanted McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Count the Cards To Wi nat Bridge Not long ago I went over to the NBC studio to cut a recording for the Tex and Jinx show. While there star-erst auctioneering around Uol- it," Goliienbcrg , lywood. explains. "Even my description—• "Take an actress who hits big very flowery—of Chaplin playing wi'^.out having hp.d a chance to de- Brahms on it as the moonlight vei-p fine tnslc in furniture," he streamed though his window didn't says. "Nine times out of 10 some get a rise out of the audience. : decorator sticks her with a lot of "It we5 just too big. It was as big ornate Louis XV stuff. The same as a flock of dincsnurs playing py- decorators show up at her auction, mid. finally an organ dealer buy back the stuff nnd stick some bought It for the parts." Golrlenberg says he docs a lot bcticr with fancy beds, chairs tables and bric-a-brac from the home. 1 ! of Hollywood stars. Give him a fat movie name, a van load of satinwood furniture with curlicues and he fetches prices' hid tests. Stars like Ann Snrrlifan, that sound like bookkeeping entries Ixjrctla Young, Can Grant. BMsy South 1 * 3N.T. Neither vul. West Norlh Pass 2 A Pass Pass Opening—4 East Pass Pass 5 75 Years Ago Today Mr. and Mrs. Oliver W. Coppsdge have moved to their new home in Pride Addition which adjoins that of Mrs. Coppedge's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe P. Pride. W. 'A. Dowell Jr., has gone to Augusta, Ga., to watch the Masters J Golf Tournament. " Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Black have gone to Vicksburg, Miss,, to spend the summer with their daughter, Mrs. Guy Jarrctt and family. Mr. and Mrs. James Hill will take their house on west Walnut street. Dr. Ruth Hughcy, of Wynne, who iss been awarded the Guggenheim ellowship for discovery in Engtam f a collection of 350 sixteenth ccn- ury poems, hall of them never pub- ishcd, is the daughter of the Rev ind Mrs. J. M. Hughey, formerly o his city. other star." Cnhtcnbcrg says tic has b«n ducking, the "Mhat-a-birr-dope-I- \vas" stars with carlonils of I met Robert Taylor, who also wits recording'as a guest on their program. We talked about Hollywood and westerns and Canasta and bridge. Bob said he never played bridge •It's just a matter of counting, j lirearl for years. B[it tnurists arcn' " the only ones who dn the thumler- ins-herd act at bis million-dollar r " said, but Bob did not want to both- ''* er to count. However. Jinx was in- at Port Knox. Fan mania The bid-coaxer Is convinced that the movie-struck arc funnier at auctions than any other plncc. And, he adds, they're not all teenagers, cither. They bid fancy prices, too. In fact, Goldenebrg wants it known that a Hollywood auction Is ot stalwarts from the D. A.'s olfice Drake, Sonja Hcmc, June Havoc and James Mason pcl^e through the crowds and bid like crazj. Goldcnberg's pet Is Lorctta, who knows a good buy when she sees It. Only once did Goldenbcrg get into hot wntcr while making with the gavel. He was selling Simonc Simotie's ' furniture when a couple where the fans do all the autographing—on blank checks. There was the woman who bought Ix>rctta Young's ottoman and said: "I need it like a hole In the head, but Lorctta is my favorite actress." Golddnberg . (s a stickler about auctioneering ethics. He will not put a star's name on the marquee outside hts place unless the star can (ill his gallery with furniture. "Some auction houtt* doa'l tive walked in and broke up the whole thing. It turned out thai Simotie's chairs and chests really belonged to her secretary, according to the letter of the Pnw. First Ihlng bidders want to !:now when a couple like Anne Baxter and John Hodiak sell their furniture at auction is: "Are they separating?" In the case ot the Hodiak . Gsl- denbcrg didn't have to answci. Hu bidden looked iround lor a tcrested in discussing a few points in brirlge and I showed them today's hand. There arc different ways to bid this hand, but let us say that the final contract is three no trump and the three of. spades Is opened" by West. Declared can count three spade tricks, one heart, one diamonc and four club tricks—nine tricks if he can cash them all- He must be careful not to win the first trick with the ten of spades he must win It with the king b«- cause the lead of the three was fourth best, indicating that East hud no more spades. Declarer thct should cash the king and jack o clubs, and now lead the ten o: spades. If West wins with the queen, de clarer can get into dummy witp tte jack. If West plays the eight snot declarer overtakes the trick In dummy with the Jack of spade and cashes the ace and queen o clubs Now he is sure of nine trick.- Jinx thought tt wu a nice hand. mt Bob Taylor said he still would ather ride a horse. ecent months. Literally hundreds of thousands if Hindus have fieri from Pakistan erritory into India. And hundreds >f thousands of Moslems have fled 'ndia into Pakistan. Apart from the bloodshed, such l great dislocation of populations nvolving the loss of homes and neans of livelihood, has created intold hardships. Net only must he fighting be stopped but the lost of hungry and impoverished refugees must be taken care of. •) One can't help recalling Wlu*t happened in Bengal in 1947 whflS :he Inciian Peninsula was being par- -itioned In preparation for the establishment of the two nations. At time there were terrible racial clashes, but Bengal — one of the chief hotbeds of" the strife — was mainly tranquil under the steadying hand of the saintly little Mahatma •^andhi. The then British viceroy. Lord Louis Motmtbalten. wrote to Gandhi in effect: I have military forces the Punjab fn great northern province with mixed population) and there Is rioting, r have a one- man peace force (Gandhi) In Bengal and there is peace. At that time the Moslem leader in Bengal, former Prime Minister H. S. Suhrawardy, made his quarters with Gandhi. Young extremist Hindus stoned the Mahatma because of this, and his answer wns to begin a fast. With thnt the extremists came weeping to him and laid down their arms. Gandhi, the peace maker, no longer lives to exercise his almost hypnotic influence over the. Indian masses. Still, one of his closest fol- ' lowers was Nehru, and the fact that Liaquat All Khan has journeyed into the camp of his friend the enemy shows a desire for peace on both sides. More power to them! 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