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PAGE fOUR BLYTHEVILtE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1950 TH£ BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER HEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDR3CXSON, Associate Editor ! PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole Nation*] A.dvertlsin» R*ptesent»tlve»: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. Entered at second cUisa matter at the post- efflc* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Cen- tres*. October 8,, 1»17. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city of BlytheviJle or »nj •uburban town where carrier service IE maintained. 20c per week, or 85c per month By mall, wllliln a radius of 60 miles $4.00 per year, J2.00 for six months, $1.00 (or three months; by mail outside 60 mile tone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations A gin Is as a precious stone In the eyes ol him lhat tiafh It: withersoever it lurnclli, It piospereth.—Proverbs IT:8. * * * If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not Itve In vain; If I can case one life the aching, Or cool one .pain. Or help one fainting robin Into his iiest again, I shall not live In vain. —Emily Dickinson. Barbs Glasses improve some people's game, says a golf instructor. He means the kind you wear. * * .* ' Weather statistics for the past winter show that (he mean temperature really wasn't. • « * * In the spring R young man's fancy—when he turns out In the latest'style in spring clothes. * * .» — Th« fast itepper often finds it hard to keep up with rtinnlnj expenses. '»". *'. : ' * , '' ' It's unfortunate that folks; have to grow up before they discover that two divided by one equals divorce. many hai unmistakably «nbrac«d enough of the West's ideals of 'freedom and democracy to wish to identify itself voluntarily with the European family of free nations. Princeton Looks Ahead Princeton University lias announced Jt will publish the papers of Thomas Jefferson. It calls them the "richest treasure house of historical information ever left by a single man," and adds that the project is thought to be the largest book publishing job ever undertaken. The whole thing will take about 20 years and will cost about ?1,000,000. There'll be 52 volumes of some 750 pages each. The project will start out at reduced draft, with just two volumes scheduled for 1950. After that the aim will be four a year. What we liked most about this announcement was a little touch that showed the university's far-sightedness. Recognizing that a man might grow old and die before he finished collecting these ambitious works, it tried to meet 'that eventuality. "Subscriptions may be cancelled by the subscriber OR HIS HEIB'S." Letting Germany Rearm Would Be a Dangerous Step Winston Churchill for: the second time in recent iweeks has proposed that the Germans be called on to aid the defense of their own country and Western , ,-.Europe;against possible attack by Rus- •' He insisted that in his-first comment he said nothing about "rearming "Germany." But he added that he sees no reason why British, American, French and erman soldiers "should not stand in' the line together on honorable terms of comradeship as part of a combined system of defense." There's nothing particularly new in Churchill's views. Many western offi- .rials have been saying for. some time, either publicly or privately, that Ger• many must be allowed to take part'in the defense of'the West. But it's an explosive issue. Naturally the West, and especially France', doesn't wish to encourage the rebirth of the same GermSn military might that twice carried the world into war. A Germany strong enough militarily to stand on its own feet and throw.its weight where- ever it chooses is considered unthinkable. What the West wants is a German force that could be incorporated into a general West European army and held under outside control. Such a force would stand, too, as a balance against East German combat units converted from the "so-called "people's police" in the Soviet zone of Germany. ^ As one writer put it, the West is trying to conceive a German army "which" will impress the Russians but will not alarm the French. Yet such an objective may very well be impossible. Germany's military value doesn't lie in her rank-and-file manpower but in her industrial strength, her trained officer corps, her highly developed military technology. It is these the West needs. ' The foot soldiers of whom Churchill speaks are not required. The West has plenty of ordinary military manpower. There's a big question, moreover, just how well the German foot'soldier would fight under foreign leadership in a cause he has thus far showed no great interest in. The uncomfortable fact is that the military know-how and economic strength the West really requires cannot actually be gained without allowing Germany to rearm in the very way we consider most dangerous. Tliere^ may come a time when it .will be safe to permit German rearmament in the only manner that will do the West genuine good. But that moment doesn't even appear to be in sight right now, It will ai'riv* when Ger- Views of Others Here We Go Again Former Governor Ben Laney has now entered tile race against Governor McMath, which means that Arkansas Is in for another full-dress gubernatorial contest, and, from the look of the open- Ing statements, a rough one. There is something to be said for thus measuring'the temper of the people every two years, we suppose, but there is also a good deal to be said against It. Governor Laney's right to run against Governor McMath and thus test his conservative theory of government against the incumbent's more liberal approach Is beyond question. As a matter of fact Governor Laney had the same experience during his own tenure, having to take to the stump against a vigorous opponent at the end oi two years. • Personalities aside, however, the • trouble with this system of standing for office every two yean Is that while It keeps a governor on his toes politically, it also Is likely to keep him somewhat off balance in hfs job of administering the affairs of state. It's hard enough to be a governor under any circumstances. H's much harder when you also'have to be an active candidate for re'• election, i ''' '.'..' ;' It might be a good time for the people of Ar• kaiisas to consider once again ft. constitutional amendment extending the term of office of the governor and other constitutional and perhaps even local officers to four years. The proposition has been up before, and was rejected largely because It had as a secondary purpose the extending of the terms of various incumbents. But there Is no reason why such an amendment could not be drawn .to take effect after an election, which would givs-jevery aspirant for a public Job an even clianqe at the 15ngcr term. And it might well to consider a prohibition against any governor's succeeding himself, which several states now have. The governor's office Is, of course, a political o'fflce, which is ns it should be. But a governor / elected for four years Is not likely to be any less sensitive to legitimate popular demands than one elected for two. Relieved of the burden ol perpetual campaigning, however, he would be able to do a more effective Job of putting together 'and Implementing his program. Such a constitutional amendment would have no bearing on the present gubernatorial race, and there Is no reason why it should be colored In any way with campaign ixzlitics. The time to start working on it is now. —Arkansas Gazette GOAWA// CAMTOtA S££ mtt&JSY/ So They/Say Canadian Navy Visit Comforts Mackenzie J » * The, DOCTOR SAYS , Judging from conversation as well as from correspondence, 1 a lot of people are greatly interested in pltufttc surgery, especially for cosmetic reasons. Q—Would you please tell me about plastic surgery about the nose. Is there much danger In having a nose operated on "for deformity? . —There has hetu a great deal of excellent work done OH the plas- llc irrectlon of deformities of the nose, There is always some risk, of course, from any operation, but U cannot be described as great in this type of procedure. Those who'contemplate plastic surgery for the nose (ur elsewhere) should l>e sure before they start that the> Imvc liacl' the best possible advice from someone highly trained In Unit type of work. * * * Q—What injection Is used to counteract poison taken by mistake? M. li A—This depends 011 the kind o poison. Sometimes an Injection V given tn produce vomiting. Kcgiirtl less of the kind of poison, .at ounce of prevention Is worth a pound of cure. * * Q—What are the causes and ef fects of lumps all over trie legs arms back and waist varying i: size and painless? Is it fatal, cm it become cancerous? R. H A—I cannot definitely idenlif tills disease from the ciescriptioi Have you had one of ' the lump taken out and examined under th microscope? It is possible that Peter ft/son's Washington Cofuiri New D P Measure Up for Vote After Long Committee 'Stall' lumps consist of fatty tissue whicl would he relatively harmless. This is not likely to become cancerous. • * • O—I am a senior in high school. 15 years old. I lose four or five hours sleep every night; if I sleep more during the day, I sleep even less at night. This loss of sleep does not make me sleepy during the day. P.R. —People vary In their need for sleep. It certainly does nut sound six hours sleep WASHINGTON — (NEA)— The legislative hayride given displaced persons legislation by the U.S. Senale during the past year beats anything on record. The star actor' oi the performance has been Sen. Pat McCarran of Nevada, chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He has had able assistance, however, from Senators Jenner of Indiana, Easllnnd oE Mississippi, Donnell Peter Ed son of Missouri and Cain of Washington, making It strictly a bipartisan act. Commissioner Harry N. Rosenfield of the Displaced Persons Commission has said of It, "I cannot recall In recent' legislative history any occasion on which there was j more misinformation voiced on the floor of 'the Senate than In this! dehate Just closed." ' j The new D.P. legislation comes ' up for final vole in the Senate early in April, with no telling "what outcome. There are 40 separate amendments to the bill passed by the House last Juno. Thn rule is that there shall be not more than an hour's debate on each amendment. the time to be equally divided. That could mean a full week's fight. There is also a substitute bill. Introduced by Sen. Hurley M. Kilgore of West Virginia, for himself ami 16 other senators. The Kilgore bill attempts to make some sense out of these proceedings. But to understand how the Senate got itself 50 involved tn this mess, it ts necessary to go back over the record. When President Truman signed the original D. P. lav to June, 1948. he labeled it "flagrantly discriminatory." Next January he asked for amendments. The House Judiciary Committee under Emanuel C«l!er of New York fctid Francis Walter o£ Pennsylvania went to work on it and turned out a workable new law. It eliminated reouirements that ^0 oer cent of the IX P.'s admitted l^ the US. rfioaJd be'from Baltic covniiie*. tcs\ S3 jar/cent should' be fanr.ers aod ili=t priority should be siren io t»?roli. is the D. P. camps. It acl£Diis5 tfcs cut-off date so as to taie IB ref^sees wfco became D. P.*= op 1/5 Ji3. I. 1949- And it increased ifc= csr-ts from 205,000 to 339 000. lrsc!d=n l i3l3T. io date some 139.000 D. p/5 hsre b£*n admitted to the TJ.S. With this tin p=*std by the House last June, U Trent to the Senate- Chairman Pat McCarran of the Judiciary Committee began to stall. His committee hea rd peop! e from Pakistan and Greece and Germans expelled from Poland and Czechoslovakia. B"i it heard no witnesses from the people the D. P. legislation was designed to help. And it heard no testimony from the D. P. Commission, in fact, the Senate delayed confirmation of.Chair- man Ugo Carusi and Members Rosenfleld and O'Connor until the next to the last day of the session In September Senator McCarran decided to go to Europe to investigate I). P. conditions himself. Before leaving he got an agreement no action would be taken on D, P. legislation "for a reasonable time/ 1 during his absence. McCarran Continues Hold Up From Europe the senator filed phone calls, telling his colleagues how bad conditions were. Senator McCarran came home in October. In the last days ol the session went to the floor. U looked as though it might, pass. Senator Cain started a filibuster... On the plea that By DeWiit MacKenzle AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Salutations and welcome to th« :iree-shlp Canadian Naval group 'hich Is honoring New York with visit April 12! We are glatj to have the grim icti-of-war anchored In the Hudon, with their guns pointing at our kysc rapers, whi le some 1,2 00 of- jeers' and men take possession of he city, It's happy, demonstr^^n :>f friendship which spells fRfce and understanding between the two lations—a rare and priceless boon parlous days. Canada and America can rejoice hat relations between them are on such solid footing, for their security s dependent on that solidarity, Together Are Invincible Let no one doubt that! Together hey can be invincible; divided, ,hey might be the prey of disaster, Moreover, this Canadian-Anieri- • mah solidarity is a matter of moment not only for them, but for the whole western hemisphere— ttortti and South America alike. Pot Uncle Sam is pledged to defend this part of the world Against nssnult From without and. figure it any way you will, it's difficult to conceive of any such situation in which Canada wouldn't be fighting at hla side. Did you ever stop to figure out just how much actual and potential power Canada and the United SUt';.s represent? it undoubtedly Is uncqufiled by any other two potential allies of the- world, if the industrial slvength >s cnvnlccL Soviet Is Largest The Soviet Union is the biggest power, with its vast area of 8,513,000 square miles and Its population of over 21,000.000. But the combined areas of continental United States, with Alaska (3,008,787) ami Canada (3,843,)J41 is 7,451,931 square miles. The^Actl- mated combined populations ^fs- about 163,Q(iO,CQO. And their available resources and Industrial development far exceed that of Russia. These circumstances aren't' things to boast about. Still they do give us assurance that, so long as Can- uda and the United States stand together, it \voulci be a hardy, nation which would venture to chal- though five would be enough f r a girl of 15, but if there E.:C no harmful effects Henge them to war on their own whatsoever, then perhaps the loss home grounds, of .sleep is in no way serious 'anil should be ignored. * * • Q—I have eaten I ami dry starch for years. Is It harmful or could H be a sign that something is lacking from my diet? c.YN. A—A condition of this sort is known medically as pica. It happens, Siatcs j O 'i ncc \ hi . rigorous military nnl to frequently. The cause uncertain. It might start from deficiency of the merely becomes liarilly be considered diet but then habit. It can desirable thing" to continue, although the chances of positive harm are probably less than one would expect. Q—Soap and water ave cailend disinfectants. How often about Who among us will feel sinless If he has remained, passively by while Western culture was being overwhelmed?—Dr. Frederick Seitz, professor of physics, University ol Illinois. * * * The nation's defenses today arc far better than a year ago and getting better nil he time.—Defense Secretary Louis Johnson. * * # The man who seeks to gain political advantage from personal attack on a secretary of state is a man who seeks political advantage from damage to his country.—Henry L. Stimson, former secretary of state nnd secretary of war. * * * Once It Ls decreed lhat people are to be killed, the "moral" question Is fully settled. It was probably tar more unpleasant to be disemboweled by the 18-inch sword of the Roman soldier than It will be to vanish in the flash of a nuclear reaction.—Dr. Louis Ridenour, graduate dean, Illinois University, on practicality vs. morality of the H-bomb. * * * To face the dangers of a very tough world, what we need U not to be overwhelmed with these dangers, but to understand them,—David E. Lilientnal, former. AEG chairman. - + * * Further negotiations with the Kremlin over international control of atomic energy, as proposed by Winston Churchill and Senator <Brlen) McMnhon, are worse than useless.—Dr. Kenneth Colgrove, professor of political science at Northwestern University. _ * * * I've made five movies, the latest In 1945, all of them bad.-7-Comedian Fred Allen. many cables and made .many tele-- tlon. Now comes the showdown. the senators were tired, a resolution was put through sending the bill back to the Judiciary Committee with instructions to bring out a new bill by Jan. 25. 1950. It was a perfect out, hough the delay forced the D. P. Commission to cut admissions under 6000 in December and January. The bill which Senator McCarran finally brought out on schedule incorporates principally his own Ideas. Two members of the Judiciary Committee, seven ol the 13 members made statements that they hart approved the McCarran draft only to get something started. The McCarran bill is therefore really a minority bill, The McCarran bill does accept the Jan. 1, 1949, cut-off date. B'Jt it would put out of business the International Refugee Organization, has run the D. P. camps since the war. In effect the McCarran bill would ban admission of many of the 150,000 D. P.'s now awaiting entry, in order to grant visas to a few of the 8,000.000 German expellees. It would frequently asked questions received retain the 40 per cent Baltic, 30 during the week. per cent farmer restrictions. It would ban admission of D. P.'s if U.S. unemployment were over 4,000.000 or if there were a housing shortage—which would mean now. After 10 days of the most bitter Senate debate on this bill, a truce was arranged and the matter was set aside so Senator McCarran cod Id go home and campaign for re-elec- That the two countries are thinking along similar Hues of cooperation is being demonstrated in many lines of activity. The matter of mutual defense, for example, hai been much to the fore of late. Joint Exercises Heiti Recently Canada and the United the new detergents and water? H.F.W A—Both soap and detergents act primarily as cleansing iigciits rather than as ffcrm killers and the results are about as good with one as the other. * * * NOTE ON QUESTIONS Dr. Jordan is unable to answer directly Individual questions from readers. However, once a week, in this "Q&A" column he will answer the most interesting and the most IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Jonnscn NEA Sf.iff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — Exclusively Yours: Betty Hutton Is doing a Garbo on her romance with handsome Bob Sterling, ex-husband of Ann Solhern. I nsked Betty at the Mocambo if Bob was hsr [avor- Ue uctor. She froze and saUl: "No comment." The next Tone (Mrs. Franchot) j'ou hear may be blonde starlet Diana Garrett. . . . Columbia wants Charlie Bernet to follow Vaughn Hfonroe as a movie cowboy. . . . It's Kay Kyscr's story about a neighbor who came In and cracked: "Last nigM I turned my ratlin set on by mistake. Scared the ilevii out ol me. Thought I'd gone bliml." Warners and Fo^ arc dangling scripts In front of Lena Home .since her break with M-G-M. Van Heflin's reason for bowing out of his M-G-M contract: "I was handed the scripts rejected by Taylor, Tracy, Gable and Van Johnson or I got them when the studio didn't consider them good enough for the others." • » * Here's director Josef Von Sternberg's big secret for handling of technicolor on "Jet pilot": Instead ot putting color In the sets h« put them in the lights. All of the interior sets for the film wrcc pointed, various shades of gray. Then they were "painted" with colored slides on the lights. The result, says EKO. ts "terrific." Hard to Get Pal Dalle won't be waltzing back to M-G-M tor a role In "A Lite of Her Own," not even to please Land I Turner, who asked for her. The role | according to Pat, wasn't bis enougli hand Ls the play to the first trick. Perhaps thai first trick can be won in' either declarer's hand or in dura- 75 Vears Ago Today Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bass and son. of Monroe. La., have moved here. They have leased the former Glene Annex building at 114 West sh Street and are now operating rooming house there. Mr. and Mrs. P. l>. Moore :emphis, were guests Friday :r. and Mrs. \V. J. Knox. Mrs. El. C. Davidson and children ent to Springfield, Mo., today visit relatives for a week. They exercises under sub-zero winter conditions in Alaska. Not only ground troops, equipped with arctic gear, but warplanes were. In action. : ' ' } Why such strenuous maneuvers way up close to the North. Pfle ? We'll, if America and Canada '^ppu'd be attacked, the assault vory~fB?ely would come by air over the top of the world. Alasl: would be the • irst point of jissnult. With this in mind Canada Is continuing a full scale defense pro- ;r[un, with emphasis on air power. Among other things she is building huge radar system which would ive warning against possible attack on her big cities and other vital taigcls. There will he some radar stations in the far north. And other preparations for possible fighting in the arctic are being carried out by both countries. For instance, they are going to build their fifth joint arctic weather station virtually at the northern tip of Canadian soil, only ft fen- hundred .iles from the North See MacKENZIE Pauc 5 Mention a ntslern stunt double at a studio existing office and they'll (ell you that Cal Perry Is the best I in the business. Asfc why and the answer will be: "He was born and bred to It." Cal's father and mother met, while riding in a wild west show. He cut his teeth on a movie camera as a two-year-old tn the Ruth Roland cliff-hanging series. Now, at six feet and 175 pounds, he's doubled 'just every star In Hollywood. I He rides .ropes, twirls guns and ls j sharpshooter with both bullwhip and bow and arrow. His horse, "Warrior," works with him In n rope-spinning routine. He's deadly accurate, throwing knives. When you see "A Trip to Tomahawk," watch for a scene In which Anne Baxter hits R tin can tn midair with a 12-Inch dirk. Cal threw the knife when the can was tossed 30 feet into the air. Movie doubling, he says, Is no more dangerous than a rough game of football. He's never ben serious^ ly Injured In a movie, but there's » bullet hole In his right leg. A dude shot him by accident while he was working as a Yosemilc guide. In his spare time Cal plays a guitar, a violin, slugs and picks up extra change as a. square-dance Se« HOLLYWOOD on Page S There's brewing for r Nancy Guild to move hor make-up I box over to BKO for a picture. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By Wllllum F.. McKrnney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service First Trick Can Decide a Contract Tht matt Imporltnt pity la 4AKQJ532 Tournament— Both vul. South West North East Pass Pass 2 ilk Pass 3 » Pass 4 N. T. • Pass 5 * Pass 6 * Pass Opening— « K 8 my, or perhaps for safety's sake i should not be won at all. Befcr< playing a card, declarer must study and plan the whole hand, or he may lose the timing and control. In today's hand R careless de clarer might win the first trick iri dummy with the ace of diamonds only to find that he could not mak the contract because he would hav no tricks'on which his losing dia monds could be discarded, However, if he refuses to win th first diamond trick, and East con tinues with a diamond, declare can win this trick, lead over to h' ace of hearts and ruff his last ilia mond In dummy with the eight o spftries. If East leads a trump lustoa declarer can pick, up the outstam Ing trumps, cash the ace of hear and lead a diamond to dummy »oe. Then he can discard his losln diamond on dummy's king of heart. This Is a simple safety play tha can be made by any player vvl slops to think before playing to the i tint trick. vere accompanied ty Mrs. Kenneth Bell who wil visit at Springfield and Lebanon. Mo. Miss Martha Robiinson'will hava as her quests tomorrow Miss Wilma Freeze, of jonesboro, and Tommie Terrell, of Paragould. Ruth Paddissn daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. p. Paddison, who has been critically ill at the Memphis Methodist Hospital, is now improving. Swift Dog HORIZONTAL 3 Form a notion 1 Depicted breed '' Hebrew letter of canine 5 Fondle 8 It is a dog 6 - Exude 13 Reforms 14 Papal cape 15 Before 16 Diadem 18 Babylonian deity 19 Tidy 21 Malayan coin 22 Cans 23 Toward 24 Whirlwind 25 Bamboolike grass 27 Discern 30 Suffix 31 An (Scot.) 32 Sloth 33 Symbol tor illinium. 34 Agreement 37 High in stature 39 Any 40 That thing- 41 Index 43 Preposition j 46 Famous English school 49 Dine 50 Bellows 52 Anger 53 GreeK market place 55 Withdraws 57 It was developed in the of England 58 Most ignoble VERTICAL I Small bird 7 Former Russian ruler 8 African worm 9 Measure of ; area 10 Hydrophobia 11 Secluded • valley 12 Lampreys 17 Egyptian sun god 20 Small child 22 Pedal digit 25 Harvest 26 A.ssam silkworm 28 Bucket 2D Shout 35 Genus of beavers 3G Explosive. 37 Cravat 38 Dress 41 Thin 42 Shakespearean villain 43 Hawaiian bird 44 Agricultural area : 45 Unfettered i 47 Native metals| 48 Bird's home j 50 College cheer | 51 Station (ah.) | 54 Right (ab.) 56 Within

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