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EIGHT BLVTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVOXE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OCX H W HAWB8, PublUber JA1CEB L. VKKHOEV* Editor PAOT. O. HUbAM. •ole Nation*) Adferttstnc =^.^^v^^. WiU»» Winner Co. New Tort, ChJcit*, OMntt. Published every Afternoon Except Entered u fecond clau mattei at tbe poet- efflot at Blythevllle, Ark*niie\ under act ot Coo- treu, October 8, If 17 Member of Tb» *««n«!>»ff»t SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By camet to the city ol BlytbevtlJe or any •uburb&a towo wfcer* carrier •errloa u .oato Uin«d. 30c per week or &5c pel montb Bj mall, withlr a radius oi 60 mlUa. M.(Xj pet year, »2.00 lor «ii months 11.00 tor three month*; bj mall outride SO mile cone llfljOO per feat payable In advance. Meditations Know ye not that ye are the t«mple of <^od, and that the Spirit of God dvelleth in you?— J CorinlhUnf 3:15. • • • As the soul If (he life of the body, so God k the life of the soul. As therefore the body perishes when the soul leaves it, so the soul dies when God departs from it. — St Augustine. EGA Economy Slash Is Just a Nick—In Time Sensible citizens may well doubt the •wisdom and sincerity of the House action cutting 5629,730,000 off new European aid funds. • ' Economy seekers likely will brag that they saved this full sum. The fact is they agreed to a compromise with Administration leaders under which most of the slash can be quietly restored later. Furthermore, the Senate has yel to act on recovery appropriations. If it votes a bigger total than the House approved, further compromise by the lower chamber is probable. The history of this money bill is a bit complex. President Truman himself .. invited a $157,800,000 reduction in EGA outlays, saying- price declines' warranted. A House Appropriations subcommit- :.. tee accepted the 'President's cut and add[,". ed another 1182,300,000 reduction of its "! own. ':_ v They didn't satisfy the full com"' mittee. By a narrow 22 to 19 vote, it set aside the subcommittee's advice and , chopped $629,730,000 off the bill—about ;..• 15 per cent. .Republicans provided 15 of the 22 votes. Immediately Administration spokesmen decried the move as a serious blow to European recovery, one calculated to weaken Secretary of State Acheson's hand in facing down the Russians at Paris. When Speaker.Rayburn lined up against the cut, compromise was indicated. The deal worked out, and approved by the full House, provides that the f 4 642,470,000 voted for EGA may be spent in 131/2 months rather than 15 as originally proposed. In the nearly certain event the money will be spent in the shorter span, the President may seek extra funds for the remaining month and a half. An a 13i/ 2 -months' basis, the effect is to shrink the reduction to about ?7 000,000 a month. Without the time-span compromise, the cuts would run to $41 500,000 a month. Thus what may be trumpeted as a heavy swing of the economy axe seems more like the light chop-chop of a Boy Scout hatchet. There would be more faith placed in this move, too, if Congress had used the pruning knife on other money bills Congressmen seem to be say ing-'"Let's save by cutting funds for Europeans. Ihey don't vote here." True, they don't, but we have committed ourselves to making them strong so they can ward off communism. We can t make them the victims of dubious economy maneuvers designed for home consumption. We must not give Europe the feeling that our policy, |i ke a weatnerv shifts with every slight turn of wind Our friendship must be constant far- seemg, reassuring. As Gen. Omar Bradley says: "It is time we steered by the stars, not by the lights of each p assjn g ship." R Gates Ajar Russian Foreign Minister Vishmsky paints life in the Soviet zone of Germany in glowing colors. Things are humming along fine, he says. British Foreign Secretary Beviu wants to know why, if this is true, so many German refugees ars scurrying out of this Russian-organized "heaven." No answer from Vishinsky. Maybe Ihe refugees are really missionaries, come to convert their western German brothers to the "better way of lite" backstage of the Iron Curtain. THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1949 VIEWS OF OTHERS Once a Year And All at Once Suppose an American family htndled its finances like this: At the beginning of each yen the members were told in very round numbers what their income was likely to be; likewise, what fuel and food would probably cost, and what would have to bt ptid out toward retiring Ihe mortgage on the old homestead. Suppose, plso, this family had an open line of credit at a bank of which jts members constituted the board of directors, and in which th« family fortunes were tied up. So far so good. But imagine, also, that this family then proceeded to make various new decisions u each year jogged along—u> buy t new oil burner, to throw a big banquet now and (hen. to buy < new wardrobe for Oenevicve witnout bothering to consider whether Perclvai's new Jalopy hadn't used up all the margin. (There's always credit at Ihe bank, you know.) And then conceive, if you can, (hat this interesting household always made a separate and later decision as to how much actual, money would be drawn from the bank each time !o pay for what it hid already committed Itself to do. Only at the year's end would this happy-go- lucky outfit be able to learn just how It came out^ whether Perclval's roadster «nd Genevleve's gowns should never have been bought at all because the price of fuel had zoomed and the holder of the mortgage was unsympatheticany insistent that he have his money. Well—that's about how Congress for over !50 years h«s been running the finances of the United States. And for what it might do to spread out, before Congress, once a year and all at once, just what funds it has to spend and what It actually proposes to spend there is much to say for the Jingle omnibus money bill, long urged by Senator Byrd, which the House Committee on Appropriations now says it will try next year. But new far-reaching changes are unencumbered by problems. The Constitution, for one thing, says the President's power of veto applies to "every bill" passed by Congress. It doesn't say anything about disapproving parts of bills and signing into law the remainder. And practice has taken account of this silence. Hitching legislation—some outrageous—which * President would veto if he had a chance to appropriation bills as riders 1, ia oW congressional custom. With a single omnibus bill he might be faced with letting such riders go by or paralyzing the whole government. Logrolling, another Capitol Hill pastime, Is hard enough to bring out into public view even where It affects separate appropriation bills. The very magnitude and complexity of one big measure- might cast too huge and dark a shadow and the relative obscurity of committee deliberations close too many doors. These are dangers which do not, automatically . invalidate the plan. But they are dangers of which the American people and their Congress should be well aware before the plan Is tried. First of all. the old inquiry sho_u;a be revived and pressed Into possible constitutional ways in which a President might veto individual items in such a bill. If such ways can't be found, they should be created by constitutional means. Thr«.«iu«rtcrs of the states have done so. it Is time the federal government caught up. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY The (commercial airline) Industry needs to get its feet on the ground and learn the homely virtue, of thrift, economy ,nd efficiency, and that one must work if he expect* to eat.-Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, president Eastern Airlines. • • • The primary responsibiltiy'for conservation (or natural resources) should rest with the state governments. No swivel-chair strategist in Washington can possibly have intimate knowledge of the particular problems which vary In greater or lesser degree from those of other areas.—Sen Andrew F. Schoeppel <Rj of Kansas. » « » To be liberal, one does not have to be a wastrel. We must. In fact, be thrifty if we are to be really humane. We are not helping the slum dwellers, the under-educated and sick by supporting an excessive number of stenographers and clerks.-Sen. Paul H. Doubtas (D) of Illinois advocating cutbacks In government spending. • • • No witchhunt has blotted or will blot, our record of equal Justice to all. We are as determined to protect the Innocent as we arc to prosecute the guilty.—Attorney General Tom Clark. • • • Our policy Is always to advise our members to work for the government In the case of plant seizure. You can't strike against the government.— AFL President. William Green. • » • The world today is not the world we had hoped for when the Su Francisco Conference adjourned less than four years ago—President Truman. • * • The 81bt Congreis Is still to be tried. Its slow- ncis is not to be criticized loo much, but I do think we are drifting in a rather uncertain way. Sen. Robert A. Taft (RP> of Ohio. * • w H is time people stopped getting hysteria! when the word atom Is mentioned. The pl»ln fact ts that the atomic energy program Is In good shape and tn good hands.—President Truman. • 9 • There are huge quantities of fat in this (Army Civil Functions) bill. Let us build a hoi fire and 'ry out $300,000,000 of the fat.—Sen. Paul H. Doug- IM (D) of Illinois. Ever Since He Came to Work for Us Washington News Notebook Carson's Nomination for FTC Position Gets Cold Shoulder from U.S. Senators By Peler Krison NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA> — Nomination of John Carson for membership on the Federal Trade Commission Ls being given the Senate's best "do-nothing" treatment. Carson* nomination was sent to Congress by President Truman on April 7. Not a hand has been turned to do anything about it. This system, of course, worked well in stopping confirmation of presidential pal Alon C. Wallgren ' of Washington as chairman of National Security Resources Board. The objection of some senators to Carson—formerly an ace newspaperman— Is obviously that lie lias recently been connected with the Co-operative League of America. Many business injeresls oppose Ills nomination on the same grounds. But Ihe record of the FeMeral Trade Commission' in recent years indicates that some new blood of this kind may be exactly what It needs. Like the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Maritime Commission—recently written up In tlilf space—FTC has fallen into a sad decline. They have too many old men on them. They were no doubt great men and they made great records in their younger days. Unfortunately, there Is no way in which these elderly members of the independent regulatory agencies of government may be retired on pension, which Ihey Justly deserve, after long and faithful public service. Mason Could Use Help Lowell Mason, acting chairman of FTC and its real live wire today, is now X. A , great non-conformist. Commissioner Mason come.s up every so often with a new idea and a fresh viewpoint. Kut one man alone can't make the place hum. If he had someone to help him like John Carson—a mere boy of 59 with an interest in small bmiiipss ami the consumer welfare—more Washington reporters ml?ht again start paving some attention to the place. Garland s. Ferguson l s 71. He lia* been on the commission since 19J7. when he was first appointed to it by President Coolidge. Before that he wns a lawyer arid counsel for Southern Railroad and Newport News Shipbuilding Co. There is heavy politi.-ai pressure from North Carolina. Ills native state, to keep him on the commission. Ewin Lamar Davis is 73. He is a TenneMcean who served s«v e n terms In Congress before rft was appointed to FTC by President Roosevelt in 1933. i,i Coiigre.w. his big achievement was investigation of the worlrl War I Laskcr Shipping Board. Lnst year the main job of presenting basinp; point testimony to Senator Capeharfs subcommittee fell on Commissioner David's _ William A. Ayres of Kansas Ls 82. Hf served nine terms in Congress before appointment to FTC by President Roosevelt in 1934. As sized up by men who do business before this venerable commission. Its main trouble is that it is bogged down in the red tape of its own minor cases involving com- plamfs asainst false claims in advertising, trade practice rules, wool labeling anrt trade marks. Last year FTC had 2«o applications for complaints bcfr, re it. of these. 463 casos were docketed for disposition. It I .<etlled 143 and had 320 left over as • unfinished business at the end of the year. Principal Jobs Subordinated In this process, the principal functions of FTC— advising Congress on economic developments and recommending corrective 1-gi.s- lation—have been given second place. Federal Trade Commission was created In 1915 to operate "in the public interest" and to "foster the American economic system of free competitive enterprise." In short. It WRS set up under the anti-trust laws to check monopolistic and unfair trade practices, such as price- fixing, boycotts and combinations in restraint of trade. That the commission has not been successful on this last point is perhaps best shown by its own reports to Consress on the growth of monopolies. For years the commission has been recommending revision of Ihe Clayton anti-trust act to check mergers by purchase of assets. Nothing has ever come of it. FTC hasn't pushed. In its early years. FTC showed great promise. When Robert E. Healy—later with SEC—was counsel lor FTC. he conducted its power trust investigation. This investigation was first proposed by the late Senator Walsh of Montana. The Senate shifted it to Frc. thinking it would be buried. Healy brought It to life. It resulted in the passage of holding company regulatory legislation. Pressure groups now operate be- L-'ore the commission with great skill and effectiveness. There is no pressure group representing the public. The only way the intent of FTC laws can be carried out is to create a. commission which is itself active in the public interest. IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Jimmy Stewart was wearing a white linen suit, a straw hat and a pained expression. 'I've got a stomach-ache." he said. •! think it's intestinal flu." | I didn't have the nerve to (ell him j that all 41-year-old bachelors facing matrimony complain of stomach-aches. It's the siiddt'n shock I've been told, to the ncrvcu.s ays- i tern. I Bui I didn't hesitate to Wd Jimmy about acquiring both a wife and a- family .Gloria Hatrlck McLean, whom he'll marry in August, has two small children by a previous marriage. 'Not only lhat.' 'grinned back Jimmy, "but she's got a big police dog." I asked him what bachelor habits he was planning to eliminate from hi. life. "Well," he writer! (Jusl like Jimmy Stewart dots on the screen), "t really don'l know which ones T'll havr <o give ur>. Give me a fen- months in Ihis married cluh and I'll lei you know." * • • Bill Boyd Ls floiUinc on air since that poll announced he's No. 1 in popularity on television—topping even Milton Berle. . . . Barbara Stone, who made her film debut in i "Force of Evil." will marry Dr. My- ! ron Bab-:ock. . .. spike Jones j:isl J recorded "Ghost Writers in the Sky." a satir™ on THAT song, Jne's Jokes Two new Joe Frisco stories nisk- in° the rounds: Seems Joe wont lo a parly celebrating the completion of "Rtriing KiBh," Frank Copra's own rem.ikc of ills pre-war hit. 'Broadway nil!." Jot jot up and said: "They say By Erskine Johnson NKA Slaff Correspeondcnl •^—^—————.__ Capra Is ?. sreat director, but if he had made 'Broadway Bill' right the lir.st fime. he wouldn't have to make it a?ain." The. other: A woman at Santa Anita was n.-kins Joe a lot of stupid questions about horse racing ?nd Joe was at the cracking point. Fi- nnl}v shr asked: "What dor-s i! mean when there's a star aller a horse's name on the program'" ,I<ir n-liisncrcrt back acidly: "That mr.ins that llir horse's trainer has a son in the service." Talking about a cerlaln movie doll. Monozram executive Scotty Dunlop crarked :'T'd like to buy her for what slie's worth and sell her for what she thinks she's worth." There's a big break for movie fans, in M-G-M'.s four-reel anniversary short. "Snmc of the Best." It's a collection or old movie scenes featuring: Garbo. John Gilbert. Mae Murray. Marie Dressier. Lon Chancy, Leslie Howard. Jean Hartow. Norm?. Shearer and 43 others. Tom D'Andwa and Jimmy Kern li'i-p coll.ilxnatcrt on a filmuslcal. "O'd-R>.vhloncd Moonlight," will-, a 1305 Denver background. Ralph Blane dirt tbe music and lyrir.s. Tom has Die best role of his career with Audicy Totter in "Tension." Takes One to Find One BANGKOK. r.5V~Authorities h.-ld to look into prison to find the right man to train a .special police suppression unit how to handle plotters again.st Ihc government. The ri':ht man was an army colonel arrested in connection with an attempted coup last Oct. 1. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE B.v William E. MrKennrt America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service Give Some Thought To Opening Lead It might seem odd that I should select as a Icwon hand a six- spade contract which can be defeated two tricks if the right opening lead is made. However, there arc two good lessons here. I have talked to you often ab-mt selecting Ihe right opening lead, and have said that in o large percentage of iianris. analysis and elimination will make the correct lead quite obvious. The natural K Q.I ion 51 2 V IS'one • 763 * A in Les;-on Hanri—Both \ ul Smilh \Vrtil Nnrlh tasl t * S V S A 6 V K * Paw Pass Double Opening- V K 9 opening In this hand Is ihc king of hearts, but that cannot be cor- 1 reel. West holds seven hearts, and j his partner has bid as If lie held four, certainly not less than three. Therefore, it well can be expected that North or South | s void. Is a club Ihc best opening? Let us analyze that. West's partner has doubled six spades, and he has Emphatic Words Used to Urge Ratification of Atlantic Pact Th« DOCTOR SAYS The first sccurati, account of pernicious anemia was given by the famous English physician, Thomas AUdlson, in 1855. No better de- "irlpHon of the symptoms has ever RT neM'ltl MacKrmlr. A I' Foreign Affairs Analyst ^ been presented than his: "It makes it? approach In so Slav and Insidious a manner that the patient can hardly fix at date '" the earjtest feeling of that languor which is shortly to become so extreme. The countenance gets pale, the whites of the eyes become pearly, the general frame flabby ••".(her than wasted. "There is an increasing indisposition to exertion, with an uncomfortable feeling of /ajntncss or breathlessness in attempting H . . the whole surface of the body presents a blanched, smooth «nd u-aXy appearance ... the appetite tails, extreme languor and faintness supervene GliOWS WORSE "The debility become extreme . . the patient can no longer rise ,rom bed; the mind occasionally >V "i h Cr f; . he fr "' S lnto a P^lra^ and half-torpid state, and at length expires; nevertheless, to the very last . . . the amount of obesity often presents a most striking contrast to the failure and exhaustion ohservable in every other respect" This disease was until 1926 a ;l ; r i 0 " s . °" e ' not t°° uncommon. and with a wholly unsatisfactory treatment. Many of the finest medical investigators were baffled Finally, as a result of studies in doss and clinical observations. the Today, patients with pernicious anemia almost invariably can be successfully treated. Treatment is continuing to Improve. Recently Vitamin B12 has been crystallized and used. So far the results have been highly encouraging. The results are now so satisfactory that it is rare to see someone with the advanced type of pernicious ane- Atlrti5 ° n 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: Can a high fever In a two-year-old child bring on convulsions? ANSWER: This has been re- Ported many times and there seems to be no doubt that it can occur 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Miss Ruth Mathews entertained with a. bridge party at her home on West Ash Street yesterday after- doubled on high cards which arc more apt to be in diamonds than n clubs. West's fourth club may VCry " aluable lo P r <>t«t that ,f West held three diamonds to th> queen, maybe the club lead hould be selected, but with only wo diamonds. West's opening nould be the diamond queen iast and West will take the first hree tricks and set the contract Now we will look at the hand rom declarer's standpoint, sup- lose that West does open the king of hearts. Declarer trumps, and low his only chance to make the contract Is to get rirt of the two diamonds on the club suit. If he cashes the nee of clubs and leads lie ten. and West has the queen Vest will cover. Then declarer will get only one discard not enough to make the contract. Soulh's only hope, therefore, Is hat East has the queen of clubs le must play a small spade lo ummy's ace and return a club f East plays low, South finesses he ten. If that holds Ihe trick he hen plays the ace of clubs, 'fol- o\ved by a small spade to dummy's nine-spot, which will pick up he outstanding trump. Now he an discard two of his diamond's on the two good clubs, thereby losing only one diamond trick and making his contract. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, having unanimously t approved the much debated North *. Atlantic Pact, advises the Senate * to adopt It as the best means of ;: avc-iding another world war and a warns that failure to ratify "would • have disastrous consequences .j' abroad." 3 Why the emphatic langtlapV^ '* What gives this Ireaty such vaf^ importance? ; The value of this historic pact ; lies In the fact lhat [t is a declar- 'i. atlon of determination by the ) : twelve signatories. It Ls an an- i nouncemenl that they stand together as a unit, one for all and all for one. ' : , • The amount of military power : i wnicn they can muster to back the < treaty doesn't matter so much as that exhibition of determination, : : Actually they represent great mili- ' \ tary power—but the thing that f ; counts most is their decision to \ I use it collectively In defense. That '.• j makes strong medicine for peace— • • \ a mighty deterrent to war. : Small Countries Show Courage j ' r Now of course, having tentative- '• l.v agreed to this treaty, the slgna- : lories—America and Canada, with ; Britain. France and eight other '• Western European nations — are likely lo come a cropper If they don't ratify the treaty. Why? Well '• proponents give two reasons. One \ is that it v;ould advertize a great ; • v.-eakness to possible aggressors, i and the other is that it would be ' ; an almost Irreparable shock lo the i morale of the European signatories { who have dared so greatly In mak- j ing the preliminary agreement. < . After all, it has taken great cour- \ ' age for countries like Denmark and i Norway to make this stand in face j of warnings from Moscow to lay « off. A breakdown of (he treat' * project now would leave much worse than they were befo!., the pact was proposed at all: It would be wholesale cncourngrirent f to the Russian bloc io intensify j tne cold war. * As a matter of fact (hers Is small } doubt that a breakdown now would ' have great repercussions, not only in Europe but in the Far East. It mustn't be overlooked lhat Soviet Deputy Premier Molotov |« reported to. have been assigned the i (ask of consolidating Communist interests In China and the Orient ': In general. Proponents'of tbe At- ' latlc pact hold that this would be a bad lime for the Western de- '•. mocracies to advertize weakness '•• among themselves Ratification Predicted ' However, Senator Tom Connally i chairman nf the Senate Foreign , Relations Committee, predicts that : the Senate will ratify the alliance ' overwhelmingly. ' Among (he points made In the Senate Committee's report are two • of peculiar significance. One Is that Spain's inclusion in the alliance lat- '• er "will depend upon the unanimous : decision" of the pact nations. This i means that the "bad lad" of West- • ern Europe hasn't been automatic- '. ally excluded, as many people ex- ' pected. The other point Is lhat Germany would receive protection from ' ?„ acl ? h< ; ca ! lse 'he treaty "covers -^^ ! armed attack upon the occupatio forces" now In that country. The Senate committee's approval : \ of the pact may well strengthen >• the hand of Secretary of stale •'• Achcson In the difficult negotia- !• turns at the Big Four Foreign Itfin- fi. isters 1 Council meeting at Paris f'j He had asked for Senate action to * strengthen his hand. noon, complimenting Miss Laura ' Hale who has recently moved to Armorel from Cliftonville.' Miss Miss Elizabeth Ann Wilson won bis score prize, lingerie, and Miss Half was presented a gift by the hostess Louis Stemac and J. B. dune returned last night from Little Rock where they have been at tending St. Johns academy. Mrs. Miidren Steger will go to '< Memphis today where she will make her. home with her daughter. Mrs. Steger has lived In Blythevillc for a number of years having been connected with the Alriridge Jewel ' ry Co. Read Courier Kews want Ail«. Ratite Bird Answer to Previous Puzzlo »4r ' HORIZONTAL I Depicted oslrichlike bird 5,8 It is a 12 Dispatcher! .13 Collection of sayings 14 Arabian gull 15 Plights 17 Doctrines 19 Wax 20 Sicilian volcano 21 Steamer <ab.) 22 Greek letter 24 Promontory 25 Interpret 27 Near 28 Either 29 That thins 30 Jumbled type 31 Native of Latvia 34 Felines 36 Cereal grain 37 Art (Latin) 38 Evaluate 41 Hindu garment 43 Motive 4?> Wave top? 48 English queen 49 Harem room 51 Withr-red 52 Obtains 53 Courtesy title 54 Cut off VERTICAL ) Worm 2 Encountered 3 Makes into law 4 Says 5 Foundation 6 Within 7 Opening in a fence 8 Hag fl Form a notion 10 Soak flax 11 Debit notes fab.) 16 Symbol for erbium IS And (Latin) 21 Breed of dog 23 Arrogates 24 Brad 26 Goddess of discord 32 Absolute ruler 33 Pesters 34 Fondle 35 Ascended 39 Toward 40 Son of Seth (Bib.) 41Cicatrix -12 Area measure 43 Taller 44 Compass point 46 Threefold (comb, form) 47 Sepluaginl (ab.) , 50 The god«

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