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PAGE KMrTHEVn.LE (ARK.) COMfER NEWS SATURDAY, JUNE" 11. 1949 TUX BLYTHEVILLE COURLEfi NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO H. W RAINES, Publlsfier JAMES L. VERHOEFf Eoltor PAUL O HUMAN, Advertising Oote NtttooAJ AdTertidiK B*ere»ent»U»t»: WtlUo* Wttmer Co. New York. Chlnco, Detroit PuMfabcd Ererr Afternov, except Sunday Entered u wcond clMs mittei at ttw po«t- 06 U» at BljrtfcevUlt, Arkuuat. under act at Coo- fnff. October », HI 7 Member of Tb« Associated Proa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By earrtei ID toe cltj ol Blythevtut or any tuburoac town where carrier service u jiajo- talced, We per «e«k, 01 8Sc pel month , Bj malt, wltblr a radius ol 60 mllea MOC pel year. Ki.OO lor atx months $1.00 rot three month*; by mall oul-'ide 60 mile tone 11000 per rear payable in advance Meditations In the day when God shall judfe the secreti of men by Jesus Christ according; to my josj>cL —Romans 2:16. • » * When thou attended gloriously from heaven, Shalt In the sky appear, and from thee send Thy summoning archangels to proclaim Thy dread tribunal. —Milton. Battle of B-36 Evidence Of Navy-Air Force Row The House Armed Services Committee took the only sensible course when it decided to investigate the purchase program of the Air Force's B-36 bomber. The rumors of possible irregularities are too grave to be dismissed lightly. The stimulus for this inquiry came from Representative Van Zamlt of Pennsylvania, who happens also lo be a Navy reserve officer. Here are the major mailers Van Zandt believes merit committee scrutiny: 1. The fact that. Secretary of Defense Johnson, up to the time he took his present post, served as director and lawyer for Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, builder of the B-36. 2. The fact-that both Johnson and Floyd Odium, head of Consolidated Vul- tee, played prominent financial roles in the 1948 Democratic national campaign. 3. The report that Air Secretary Symington would resign soon to take a job with Odium. (Symington says this is "demonstrably" untrue.) 4. The fact that the Air Force canceled $500,000,000 worth of other plane contracts this year to concentrate on more B-36's. President Truman and the joint chiefs of staff approved this action. The Air Force rates the B-36 the nation's "first line of defense," able to drop atom bombs thousands of miles from base and virtually proof against fighter-plane interception. Obviously the public mind must be put at east about all phases of a plane program considered so crucial to defense. The public is not likely to be satisfied, however, if it learns that any considerations other than the highest judgments of air experts led to the present heavy stress on B-36 bombers. Unfortunately, the B^G program already is enmeshed in Navy and Air Force controversy. The Navy, smarting still from Johnson's order canceling its super- carrier, contends the B-3G is a sitting duck and offers to prove it in a lest scrap with Navy jet fighters. The joint chiefs have barred such a test. We find it hard to shake off the notion that the Navy's proposal stemmed more from a simple desire to discredit the Air Force than from a wish to serve the country's interest. The cold fact is that the services are still fighting their policy battles in public ralher than within the family halls at the Pentagon. We dislike to think that inquiries like that into the B-36 may be inspired by service propagandist. Even when they are wise investigations. We hope lhat hereafter the voices raised in inter-service bickering will not carry so clearly across the Potomac to Capitol Hill. It would be generally better for them to cease at Ihe Pentagon doors. Time for a Change The trial of Alger Hiss on charges of perjury marks the third current proceeding involving Communist activities in the United Stales. Let us hope it is more orderly than the other two. In the case of the 11 Communists on trial for Conspiracy to overthrow the government by violence, the defendants and their attorneys have sought lo convert the federal courtroom into a forum. And they have tried to make of the court record a veritable library of Communist propaganda. Too often the proceeding sounds like a street-corner de- baU. In Washington, tht dtfens* lawyer for Judith Coplon, government worker accused of espionage, has resorted to clowning and oilier vaudeville ladies to convince the jury of her innocence. He has been fined once for contempt of court. It would be refreshing if the Hiss trial just resembled a trial. VIEWS OF OTHERS Investing for the Common Men The Carolina Power & Light company is * corporation (horrid word) organized to make money (horrid habit). A lew days ago, »15,000,000 worth of Us first mortgage bonds were sold to repay loans of bankers (horrid people) totaling *3,975,000, and to finance a building program. The building program will make jobs ,so no snide remarks are In order on that phase ol the program. But wait—the holders of those jobs will not have to be members or friends of the O. I. (Officeholders Industry), so let us say tlie plan is good, but the manner of execution doubtful horn the viewpoint of the O. I. Who tio you think about thoes bonds of Die Carolina Power and Light Company? The REA? No. The RFC? No. The SEC or the FSA or the f'EPC? The states of North and South Carolina? Again, No. The bonds were bought by two life Insurance companies, the Btullable ($12 million] and the New York Life ($3 Million). The life Insurance companies wanted to Invest funds paid into their offices by thousands of policy-holders. Some of those policy-holders are economic royalists. Some of them actually may have their own offices In Wall street. Most of the policy-holders are wage- earners. They are the Little People, the Common Men, and they Insure their lives to feed their widows and their orphans. The bends of the Carolina Power <fe Light company are being bought In their name—the name of the widows and the orphans. If the company that Issued these bonds Is run out of business by government competition, by competition to the nth degree, who will bear the brunt of the loss? The Wall streeters? Maybe they will lose a little something—but they usually have enough to hedge their bets. Who will stand to lose most? In the long run, the loss will be to the widows and the orphans, the ones for whom "social security" is planned. In the case of th! life Insurance companies and the power company, the planners are private citizens'.-They earn money by selling life Insurance and operating a power company. They are not government planners. But on the basis of experience, they are competent planners, whlcn means a lot more when your own money Is involved. CHARLESTON, s. c.,> NEWS AND COURIER A Multi-Billion Pension Vote The veterans' pension bill which the House has passed Is objectionable on the same grounds as the bills which the House has rejected. It doesn't limit the pension to veterans who really need it, and It would cost too much. Sixty-five bllllon_dollars in pensions in the next 50 years, on top;oj^the six bliiiun dollars a year which appropriation* to the Veterans' Administration have averaged «lnce the end of the war. Is a needless waste of money. Pension payments on such a grandiose and indiscriminate basis would require drastic reductions In other budget Items. Marshall plan aid and appropriations to keep the nation's defenses strong would be almost bound to suffer. Would it be sensible to give pensions to rct«- rans who don't need them, at the expense of th* peace they fought to win? That is what the issue finally comes to, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY To Be Continued Socialist-Governed Britain Pays Homage to King George Th« DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin r. Jtrdan, M.D. Written for N'EA Serrlee Among the enemies of man, the biting Insects are in some ways the worst. The rat flea carries plague, formerly known as the black death, the tsetse fly of South Africa spreads the parasite of sleeping sickness. Certain ticks carry Rock Mountain spotted fever and other diseases of that group. One kind of mosquito spreads the highly dangerous yellow fever; other forms of the mos- quulto carry malaria. And there are many other disease-carrying insects. But it Is not diseases alone which make Insects our enemies: just the ordinary mosquito bite is bad enough. Although attempts have been made to create resistance or immunity to mosquito bites in people, these have not been wholly successful. Even if a satisfactory substance could be discovered and piepared for this purpose, the resistance probably would not last very long and would have to be repeated each year and usually would hardlv be worth the effort. BLACK WIDOW SPIDER Hundreds of kinds of spiders are found in the Americas, but apparently only one in the U. S.. the black widow spider, is likely to produce severe symptoms by biting This Is a shiny coal-black spider, about an inch Ion;;, usually marked with bright red or yellow or both. The female Is the one responsible for (lie bites. When it bites it forces By DtWltt MatKtute AP Fwrelcn Affair. Analyat This is an odd though likable eld world of ours. Socialist governed England paid homage to its King-emperor ye«- terciay amidst the splendor and pomp of by-gone days. The occasion was th» cetebrm- tlon of his majesty's 53rd brith- day—an event observed throughout the commonwealth and empire, for the first time sine* the outbreak of war In "39 London saw the trad- PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Huge Airplane Contract Cancellations By Air Force Sends Industry Spinning WASHINQTON — (NBA)— The House Armed Services Committee investigation of the $150.000,000 Air Firce procurement program on B-36 stx-engined superbombers has several angles. Most Important is the Air Force's cancellation 1 ' of eight contracts for 470 planes valued -at $500.000,000, on order from six manufacturers. These cancellations have thrown the aircraft industry Into something of a tailspin. There may be no crashes. Many of the aircraft manufacturers have other business that, will keep them solvent. And the government will pay the costs of all losses caused cancellations. by contract The net loss to the government on this is expected to run about $50,000,000. The Air Force will get no new planes for this money. Tt is a complete waste ol the taxpayers' money. Neither Air Secretary Stuart Symington nor any of the generals has ever made any full explanation on the contract cancellations. Tlie Issue hadn't arisen when the In October came a switch in the fighter- procurement program. An order for 100 Republic F-84-C planes was cancelled. The contract for this order had not been signed, so there was no great loss here. Then an order for 88 Curtiss- Wright F-87's was killed. Tills was a huge four-Jet night fighter which did not come up to expectations in tests. Money for this plane was therefore switched to procurement of the Northrup F-89 night fighter, a more advanced plane. In a way. this Is what happened In the Air Force decision to switch to a greater production of B-36 bombers. Not a single B-36 bomber had IjEen included In the original 1949 production program. First tests indicated the plane was not as good as expected. But in December, tests at Muroc Lake. Calif., and Eglin Field. Fla., began to disclose that the B-3G was "invulnerable" to fighter attack at 10.000 feet. This pave the Air Force planners a tough decision to make. Should they continue with their Tlie real reason lor the prospect of (a Big Four) agreement ts that the western European nations arc determined to stand together In a common front. That determination lias had a deep effect on the Russian, policy-makers. Then policy failed and they tmve lost the political war —Gen. Lucius D. Clay. • » » If the Army Deportment hasn't got anything better to do than bring up legislation like this (a bill to peimit army officers to keep decorations from foreign governments), maybe we better put some of (their) people out on maneuvers.—Rep. Carl Vinson (D) of Georgia. • * • There are thousands upon thousands of unoccupied dwellings throughout the country. The shortage is not national. It Is spotty and could bp corrected swiftly and competently by private enterprise.—Rep. John Taber IR> of New York » * » .Those who live like vultures on the red blood of good men must now look elsewhere.—Sen. Harry P. Cain (R! of Washington, referring to critics of former Defense Secretary James Forrestal. , • * * Too long has the brass h«d the breaks. It was civilians in uniform who won the war. It wasn't Ihe generals who hid behind bomb-proof shelters In the Pentagon. It's the captains and lieutenants and enlisted men who need a big (pay) raise.—Rep. p»t Sutton (D> of Tennessee. * * • This administration Is not offering a plan for socialized medicine. It does not want socialized medicine, ft Is, In fact, ottering National Health Insurance as the only safe »nd certain way to • void socialized medicine.—J. Donald Klngsley, acting federal security administrator. • • • This ahie and devoted public servant fformer Defense Secretary James Forrestalv was as truly a casualty of the war as If he had died on Uu ririnj line.—frnidut Trumuk Air Force was before tlie House May production program just bp- Aopropriations Committee for Its " 1950 budget. There will be n chance to do some tall explaining before the Senate Appropriations Committee, as well as before the House Armed Services Committee probe. was in the works? Or should they cancel existing contracts for less desirable planes to concentrate on production of more B-M's? They made the latter decision. . , Briefly, the Justification takes a J They thounht it would result In Hn^ something like this: greater ultimate saving. On Jan ™"~~ ' The Air Force has a live-yenr modernization program, approved by Contrress. Tt is scheduled for completion In 1053. The propram , all this switching of plans. Why all 12 the Air Force canceled S300.000,- 001 worth of contracts. It is nf rourse easf to criticize for 1949 nrocurement was fixed in I this second guessing? Why couldn't I line Mav. 1948. Congress- appropriated tile brass make up Its mind and I on it t' $1.500,000 for the year's work. ' stick to It? Why didn't the generals I to Its s know In advance what planes were better than others? That's what they're there for. But what would you do if you were an Air Force general In the same position. Suppose somebody came along and convinced you that a new plane was better than an old one? Would you keep on build- Ing the old ones? Or would you switch to the new model, even if t cost you money? Wouldn't you be subject to even worse criticism if you didn't change over to a new model? The effects of. this change In plans on the aircraft manufacturing Industry must of course be taken into consideration. Congressman Chet Holafield of Los Angeles has charged that cancellation of the Noith 1 American contracts caused the layoff of 2600 skilled workers with an S18.000.000 annual payroll. Stopping Boeing's B-54 production meant cancellation of over 100 subcontracts and cancellation of a big order for Pratt and Whitney engines. What these and other companies lost. Consolidated -Vultee Aircraft Co, of course, gained In larger orders for the B-36. And when you couple on the fact that Defense Secretary Louis Johnson was formerly a Consolidated-Vultee director, this kind of business Is all the easier to criticize. Individual aircraft manufacturers can't openly criticize their competi- lors or tneir best customer—the U. S. government. But the aircraft industry as a whole is the first ol defense. Swapping orders (his way doesn't contribute s a poison into the wound which may make one extremely ill and can even cause death. Pain is severe. Cutting Into the wound and sucking on It are not of value as in other kinds of bites. Neither is the use of drugs like morphine of help. Hot baths, serum, and especially the Injection into the blood of some substance containing calcium is the preferred treatment. Fortunately, bile by the black widow spider are rare. There are many other biting insects which space forbids mention- Ing In detail. This includes the bedbug and the louse, both of I which are fortunately becoming more rare under the improved sanitary conditions existing todav. * i * • 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. itlonal trooping of the colors—on* " of the most stirring and colorful of Britain's pareants. King George, uniformed In scarlet and escorted by household cavalry, rode through cheering lines of hl» subjects to the parade ground for the ceremony. There he took the salute of the royal guards in their scarlet and blue uniforms and tall bearskin headdress, A charming touch was added to the picture by Princess Elizabeth, heiress apparent to the throne, who rode * spirited horse side-saddle. Well, now just how does all thl» imperial dsplay fit in with socialism—or does it? Do we have an anomaly here, or don't we? Why this reverence of the Kim? J r"'t the question to an Englishman In New York and for a minute had him stopped. King Like "Old Glory" to U.S. "Why." he said. "I never thought of it like that before. I guess it's because the King Is the same to us as your flag is to you. He stands for the solidarity of our unwritten constitution, for liberty, for civil rights. "Theti personality plays a part. In the old days a monarch was honored because of his power. But things are different now. The monarch Is outside politics. King George Is liked for himself—he Is a good fellow. And he has a grand family. "And of course, this royal pageantry is a fine 'show'. It fills * sentimental gap. I think you have to lump all these things together to understand why we like our monarchy." We reccntlt were given another reason why the King fills a useful place in the affairs of the British state. The great Dominion of India. QUESTION: What causes eyelids to Itch and bum? my ANSWER: Do the eyelids also stick together at night and appear granulated In the morning? This could be one cause. There are others which undoubtedly would be revealed by an examination. lability. IN HOLLYWOOD Fly KrskTn? Johnson NEA Staff Corrr3proT.de.it HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— The] remake as an all-star musical, tuee Ritz brothers are jumping into television on all six feet and expect have their own show out of New York starting in October. Harry says they've never had so many offers—television, pictures, radio and night clubs. As he puts it, "We're rc-discovcr- ed every 10 vears." Two films in the talking stases ire a comedy western aud a satire Hamlet, "Hamkt and Three '- New York hotrlnifin. repnrt-. Irv- 111? Hoffman, received a wire from co\\boy Roy Rogers reading: "Arriving June G—reserve suite '<•:• t\vo." The holelnian cagily qnh'ed back: ".Arc you hrmshig: yonr wife or voiir liorsr." Their video show will be a conl- Qination of "clnss and hoke," centering around the Ritz Hotel and a guest star. Harry will be the room clerk. Jimmy the detective, and Al the bellboy. Latest word from Cannes is that Rita Hayworth would like '.o do one more picture, but not for at least two years. That's good news for Marie Wilson, who's In line for the plum role in "Born Yester- dav." IP they can't talk Rita into doing the film this fall. Margia Dean, the cv-Miss Cali- Jo:ui Dale and Ronald Reagan Imlding hands two nights in a ro<.v at I lie Saddle and Sirloin . . Rory Calhoun is building a training caniu for prizefighters at his O.iji valley ranch . . . Jane Wyatt's film roles have never done justice to her acting ability. Republic's "The House by the River" should put her in the top star classification. She plays a wife caught betwren the love and hate of two brothers. Louis Hayward and Lee Bowman. Castinc switch for Fred Mac Murray in "Bndrrlinc." He slaps Claire Trevor around a la Jimmy Carney. Cameron Shinp. who wrote "With f." rl ?,'"j ?**,?< 1?™"' S I?*! "l a ] E i* Bather on MV'NOSC." with Billie in tlie jungle scries Nora Eri- . Burk. is nassiuc out cards reading: " dinetou is telling friends at the j -RFWARF' Don't El Rancho Vegas that she'll marry Dirk Haymes July 10 ... Pesrsy cummins, tlie censors willing, wilt wear on of tliosc new "Low 'n' Beiiolci" deep plunge bras for one scene in "Gun Crazy. . . Fashion let Appleton- Centyiry-rrofts snatch your money. These publishers, for low commercial reasons have sold thousands of copies of 'With a Feather on My Nose' fcr S3. But all you have to do Is ti>l"phoiie me night or day and T will hurry to your home and read it to you free. Send no money Send for Rhian. Ladles ni»hts 'a specialty, will bring own beer." designer Rene Hubert says padded shoulders are out in the new femmr fashions. Speaking of fashions. I liked Edith Heart's crack about evening clothes: "Women." she said, "should dress up for evening—even of they are married." Circus Sale David O. Scbnick now wants to sell his film rights to Ihe Fint-linq ; font her piano pupils in'a recita Bvothcrs circus, acquired amid rre;it i Tuesday evening at First Method IS Years Ago In Bfyfheviff*— Mrs. Ramsey Duncan fanfare last spring M-O-M is ist Church at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Dun- poUihUW "Hit th« D*ck" Jor a | can bouli thi rtcord h»vln« Uu«h McKENNEY ON Ry William E. McKenney America's Card Authority Wrillin for NEA Senrke Here's Good Tip On Defense Play D Today's hand on false-carding was selected from an article writ- more enjoyable for you. If the opponents get all the cards and gaily bid for a game or a slam which Is Ice-cold, you are the loser. Not too many people like to lose. Too often, Mr. Sheinwold .points out, players give up, while if they had their thinking caps on. they could defeat some supposedly ice- cold contracts. Then he gives today's hand. On the opening lead of the ten of diamonds, declarer played the five-spot from dummy and East won with the king. East returned a club which West won with the ace. He continued with a club which' declarer won. He took three rounds of trumps .winning the last in his own hand, then played a. small spade toward dummy. The mechanical player sitting West would simply put on the six- spot. Declarer would finesse the nine-spot and East would win with the Queen. Now. when declarer won the next trick, he would finesse the jack of spades and make his contract. However, if you want to defeat this contract, Mr. Sheinwold says, be practical. Try to make the cards give declarer the wrong Impression. When he leads the deuce of spades, put up your king right away. Declarer will win the trick in dum- ten by Alfred P. Sheinwold for The Bridge World. The article is entitled' "Practical Bridge." However, it is also well-thought-out bridge of the type that will make the game Common Insect Answer to Previous Puzzle in Blytheville longer than any other teacher. She has Instructed here more than 25 years. She will also render several selections. Mr and Mrs. W. M. Willlums lett today for Mena. Ark., where they will attend a reunion of Mrs. Williams family at the home of Dr. and Mr> L. E. Gore. They plan to be away a week. Mmes.. Theodore Logan, M. C. Outlaw, A. C. Blaylock. «nd John Buchanan have rettirned from Mariannia where they attended a di=trict conference of Women's Missionary Societies for the B*p- tlit Church. HORIZONTAL 1,6 Depicted inject, the butterfly 13 More unusual 14 Get ready 15 Before 16 Mountain nymph 18 Point 19 Symbol for «tibium 20 Billow 21 Compass point 23 Rocky pinnaclet 25 Genus of shrub* 27 Rot by exposure 28 Put on 29 Accomplish 30 Part of "b« 31 Symbol for erbium 32 Afternoon 2 Port 3 Anger 4 Symbol for tellurium 5 God of love 6Mimicker 7 Pull after 8 Native of Media 9 Intermediate pressure (ab.) 26 It is j n 10 Rodent Ihe northern United States 33 Trier 35 Inbred 36 Important bodily organ 11 Ascended 12 Victim of leprosy 17 Symbol for ruthenium 23 Ransom 24 Shops 25 Transforms 38 Peels 40 Greek »od of war 41 Exist 42 Class of vertebrate* 43 Myself 4< Spheres 47 Malt drink 49 Perched 51 Exists 53 Egyptian H god 33 Golf mound 34 Unit of weight 36 Dress cdgei 37 Fillip 3» Electrical unit 10 The poplar (5 Symbol for' tantalum '6 Indonesian of Mindanao '8 Stream 19 Courtesy litl* >0 Alleviate KCounfcoui 54 Locks of hair "i Satiates VERTICAL 1 Snatch which received its Independence August 15. 1947. announced that It intended to become a republic. As a republic It couldn't be a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations because they recognized the English king as their king. r Tliis posed a momentous problem. The commonwealth didn't want to lose India, and India didn't want to , leave, but republics don't have kings. However, In the common- wealth conference In London at the end of April someone had a . brain-wave, and India* agreed to • accept the crown as-"the symbol ,-,• of the free association" of the j, independent commonwealth and, u such, the head of the commonwealth. ... Crown Is Bond That Tie* Thus the crown still continues to be the bond that holds the commonwealth together. Actually 53-year-old King George was Born on-December 14, but a monarch's birthday traditionally is celebrated on June 9, because the weather is better then. Those who A have encountered a December fog * in London will understand. The King's official birthday brings a half-holiday to many in England and In other parts of the empire and commonwealth. Th» commonwealth embassies In Washington closed for half the day, with embassy, which shut down for the ttie exception of the new Indian whole day. when an official from the British embassy mentioned this divergence to an Indian official, the latter replied: "Yes, we are shutting down for the entire day. So we are twice a« loyal as you are." my with the ace, come back to hia own hand and lead toward the jack of spades. Now w r hen you play the six-spot, declarer must guess. He will figure that you originally held the king- queen-six of spades, and that when you played the king, you were splitting your honors. He will play the jack from dummy. East will win with the queen and return a spade. This will defeat the contract.