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(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL'10, 1950 tm BLrnmviLLE COURIER NEW* -,' ' ' TKf COURIER NEWS CO. *•„' ' - Hi W. HAINES, Publisher . ' KUUIT A. RAINES, AMiirtint Publisher - A.'A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor 'PAUL D. HUMAN, Advn-Uilnj Manager /• v Sat* Nitlon*] Advertising Representatives: W*lUo> Witmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta,' MtmphU. ' '•Batcrcd'M tecmi class nutter »t the po«t- •MiM-kt BlythevUte, Atfcaosu. under act ol Con- •nv, October I. 1117. -ft \\ , Member o« The Associated Presj j • SUBSCRIPTION RATES: V»y carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or anj •iiburbcn'. town where carrier service U main- tiinxi, Me per week, or 85c per month •• .By m«ll, within « radius ot 50 miles »4.00 r*i nar, $2 00 for six months, $1.00 tor three months: by mall outside M mile KJne, 110.00 per yen payable in advance. Meditations For if ye »h»)l dlliiently keep ill these eom- mandncnU »hlch I command you, to do them, to t»re the Lord your God, to walk In all hii way*, and to elei>e unto him.—Deuteronomy 11:22. * « » • *^>n of Heav'n and Earth. Attend! That thou art happy, owe to God; That thou'continues! such,-owe to thyseir, That Is, to thy obedience; therein stand. • —Milton. Bdrbs " A boost Irom anybody always sounds better than a boast. a lot According to a beauty expert, a rosebud motith ' ia a tbinr of beauty. In tome- eases when closed! * * • • Human nature is what makes youngsters brush ; front teeth arid let the back ones go. •Hi »am* tlogan >oon will be ax appropriate for cardeM a* for rovernment bonds. Dlr down! ' * * * AH aoma people aave for a rainy day Is the .MTV* to borrow an umbrella. .Truman Is Consumers' '.Last Hope on Gas Bill hi thii iitualion. H* ouetit to veto th« Kerr bill. ' Commie Faces May Be Red Insurance is being offered to youths in East Germany who plan to parti- , cipate in the well-publicized march on Berlin at the end of May. They can get insurance against injury and death. While they're at it, the Russian, sponsors of this project might try insuring the whole adventure against failure. For they may find when this stunt finally comes off that it's as big a frost as many other o£ their European propaganda circuses have proyed. Certainly the western powers are going to do their level best lo put the chill on this one. Views of Others I Unless President Truman vetoes trm X*rr bill'exempting independent nat- «r»l gas'producers from federal regulation, rmllions of gas consumers may find'ratei.'going.-up. Senator Kerr. Oklahoma Democrat * f * and author of the measure, did not deny that his plan would allow producers to -->;ch*rg*--mbre for their gas. But he and " other proponents of the bill argued that any increases probably would be absorb•d by distributors rather than 'passed W to consumers through higher retail rate«. Opponents couldn't see it that way. They predicted that domestic and in- iu»trii\ users of natural gas in the East and Midwest would have to pay between |300 million and $500 million a year in increased rates. Thf arguments advanced by Kerr and his supporters hardly seem convincing. Indeed, some gauge of the doubt raised in the Senate on this score can b« »een in the fact that Republicans, vho traditionally fight to balk federal control, .bulked larger than Democrats in the opposition to the Kerr bill. Twenty-two Republicans joitied 16 Democrats in favor of keeping the independents under regulation by the Ked-^ eral Power Commission. Many of the GOP opponents are New Englandcrs •who foresaw rate increases that would further damage industrial prospects in their region. New England has been trying lo regain its lost industrial prowess in competition with other sectors. But the opposition went down, 44 to 38. Kerr mustered 28 Democrats and 16 Republicans for his bill. They represented senators from gas-producing states and those who are against the broadening of federal regulation, as a matter of principle. The debate and the final vote is a revealing commentary on how completely party lines may be shattered when an issue is at stake that seems to affect the pocketbooks of the lawmakers' constituents. In this case, it might be added, the pocketbook of Senator Kerr himself may be affected, for he is n •wealthy man whose fortune was made in oil. ,. It is the big oil companies who are actually the "independent" gas producers involved in Kerr's bill and will be the beneficiaries of any rate hikes. Ken- has not denied he personally will profit. He has only debated the probable Bi'ze of his gains. It's doubtful the pipeline distributors of natural gas plan to pay the producers the higher prices they can command and then, like good Santa Clauses, simply suffer a loss in their own revenues so the consumers can avoid higher gas bills. The President looks lil^e the consumers' last resort Truman for Brannan When 'President Truman last weelc signed under protest the new cotton-pcanut-potato legislation, he made clear that he do** ,not like Congress' way ol dealing with farm subsidies. Monday he sent a special message to Congresa to tell what he (iocs want. Boiled down and properly identified, the farm- .tubsldy measure the President favors Is simply • the same old Brannan plan, which Congress has always cold-shouldered. Secretary of Agriculture Brannan wants to permit prices to seek normal supply-and-demand levels so lhat consumers can buy food more cheaply. But he wants to guarantee farmers a "fair" return on their investments and work. He would regiment fanners' acreage rigidly, but would pay the difference. between prices determined by competition and what the agriculture department figured was. a ',fair" return. The President did not mention "Brannan plan", in so many words. But he accepted all the ideas of his secretary of agriculture. He followed the secretary's method of arguing that the plan would make federal subsidies "more efficient, less costly, and more comlucivt to abundant production of farm crops, yielding a fair return Ui farmers, and selling at prices consumers can afford." The. big difficulty Is that no one has been nble lo' prove that 7 the plan would be less costly than the present subsidies, which are costing so much that the Agricultural department has shown It fears Congress will balk at appropriating the money. If the current price support program* can soar to such levels, there is good reason to believe that Air. Brannan's program would re- quirt even more money. We believe many Americans firmly support the objective of a farm program that would assure fair price* to both farmers and consumers. But we cannot accept the argument that such a program can be achieved without-the costs being paid by taxpayers. There ia not much advantage to m. taxpayer In buying potatoes at two cents a pound, for example, if he has to pay what amounts to another..Jive cents a pound la Uxes to ussure the farmerTt^YSir" selling price. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE Tax -Orphan So They Say And So to Bed . . . Father Bon Cheats Death for Tommy The tax policy In the United states Is an Inconsistent at times as It is exacting. Difficult to figure out is why a particular victim is singled, out to fill public coffers. Witness the proposed federal 10 per cent excise tax On television sets which would take Us place In a thick catalogue of inconsistencies in UIE excise field. Television is an Infant Industry which haa ! had no opportunity so far to develop the strength of lu markets. Even for present video facilities, *ets production has been inadequate. Only now are sets premising to reappear in sufficient numbers lo meet demand. Bul demand Itself may not survive too heavy a tax, especially since an unknown quantity is the lifetime of a television set In view of probably -advances In television itself. A country that still protects domestic trade against foreign competition might be expected to nurture a promising infant industry a bit more carefully. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS By DcWUt MicKenste AI* Fore! en Affair* Analyst It was midnight and the residents of this French town, in the back area ol the British World- War-One zone, had long been'snug In their four-posters. The fighting was way off lo the etst, and there Peter Edson's Washington Column — Lone Cargo Airline Bucks Big U. S. Carriers in Anti - Trust Suit WASHINGTON (NEA> — Behind the $10,000,000 nnti-trunL suit jusL filed by Slick Airways, Inc., against the three major U. S. domestic airlines, is a lour-year battle over the rapidly growing air freight business. A long court fight lies ahead, with no tclHng what outcome. But it" the courts find for SlIcK, this company will be eligible to receive triple damages of $30,000,OCO, as an aggrieved competitor. Th* charge Peler Ed son which Sliclt makes against the regular, scheduled pa.ssenger-mail-ex- press lines Ls, in brief, unfair competition and a conspiracy to drive the non-subsidized nir freight line out of business. The Slick suit is filed primarily against "the big three 1 ' of United American and Trans-continental Western Airlines. But the Air Transport Association, which includes all the scheduled lines, and Air Cargo, Inc., their ground, freight pick-up and delivery service, are also made defendants. So LhT.s i-s really a court light between one independent and the field. Slick Airways, whose president is 29-year-old Earl F. Slick of San Antonio ,Tex., began, operations in. March, 1946. Slick had been an Air Transport Command pilot during the war. He i.i one of many who foresaw the possibility for commercial air cargo. He has spent several million dollars into putting over his own airline and now finds it-unable to raise further equity capital because oC the regular airline competition thrown against him. Ju.it what r ,the possibilities of air freight amount to is best Indicated by the growth of the business since the war. In 1946 35,000,000 ton-miles of Hir freight were carried. In 1949 Die total was 134,000,000 Ion-miles —an increase of nearly 400 per cent. Not Many Independents Survived The going has been tough, however, and a lot of the Independents who tried to buck, the major lor cargo business have into bankruptcy. Today airlines crashed there are three principal surviving freight lines—Slick, Plying Tiger Line, Inn., and U. S. Airlines, Inc. These three lines were certified by Civil Aronautics Board last August for regular scheduled opera- j lions. Seven months 1 operations have not revealed just what the business will be, but CAB intends to use the experience of these lines M a yardstick for future regulation. In the last quarter or 1<H9, Slick, with 21 planes, carried 1,381.000 ton- nilles of cargo. Plying Tiger with IIS plane.s carried 3,648,000 ton-miles. U. S. Airlines with 5 planes carried 585,000 ton-miles. Slick, and Plying Tiger claim they made money in December and January. Slick now operate. 1 ; schedules to six principal terminals—Newark, Antonio, Kiuisn^ City, DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M.D. Written for NEA Scrric« Some people ma« memselves positively sick worrying about cancer, about heart dLsease, or about Ihe state of their Internal organs. In time this can bring about such symptoms as discomfort, breathlessness, and even pain which can be contused with true diseases This not only makes the problem more difficult for the doctor bul certainly makes the patient uneasy uncomfortable, and a problem to family and friends. Although one -should not Ignore early symptoms, constantly" thlnk- ng about diseases and symptoms s undesirable. Fear of disease maj even bring about the developmen of symptoms which are not relatec :o any disease at all, but arisi purely from the emotions or the imagination.' As lias been stated many times overanxicty should be avoided, Peo pie should have reasonable Icnow Ictigc of their bodies and how they operate, but need not- think thi every little thing which occurs I nz ot Impending physical 'dts aster. A sever long-lasting cougi the abnormal appearance of bloo at any openings of the body, per sistent pain and things of tha sort, or course, should not be ig nored. On the other hand sensation even painful ones, which last a feft f moments and never com back, are generally insignificant. Overanxiety can bring on all kinds of strange symptoms which then cause a great deal ot additional worry. Furthermore, some dlsaeses are like an nicer or the stomach or .spastic colon are made milch worse when the patient becomes emotionally upset. The proper point of view to take on all these things, therefore, is not to Ignore of neglect >ny symptom which appears to be serious or which lasts for any appreciable length of time. Constant worry Chicag' inneipa ;o, Ban Burbank and San Francisco. Slick also operates irregularly Into 17 other major city terminals, and is certificated to operate into 50 cities. Flying Tiger Is certificated for roughly parallel east-west routes, but its line.fi from Newark ami Chicago extend to the northwest. U.S. Airlines operates on north-south routes, New York, and Chicago to the Gulf ports. The business which these lines have been able to build In planeload lots is amazing. Garments on hangars in bags and cut flowers have been the two leaders. Other big cargo items include baby chicks, See KDSON on I'age 8 that something serious may hacp- poii some day, on the other hand, is equally to he avoided. Causes Unh»pp4nefl There is no one more unhappy than the person who constantly ''fears" cancer or some other serl- uos condition without any real basis for that fear. Calmness and some confidence In nature's ability to withstand many of the ills of mankind helps to establish the greatest enjoyment of life. There Is an art to living. Tt Is .rue that science has brought much to modern life and. of course, to the advance of medicine, but It Is •itill not possible to regulate everything w edo one purely scientific grounds. The person who Is Itllly adjusted will not think all the time of the possible illnesses which might afflict him. •sn't much to disturb the country ilm. Only Sentry Smith at headquar- rs knew that not all was'as quiet s it seemed, and that there was t least burner of midnight oil. TWA olonel In command was still tf~f wit. At least, he was In his ot-^ ice. and the sentry could see him aclng back and forth with hands lasped behind him and chin on hest. Old Man nistrcssed Had the sentry been blessed with second sight he would have known hat the "Old Man" was In distress. No, nothing to do with the fighting ip in the lines. Just one oi those smaller problems which sometimes re more difficult than the big ones. Private Tommy Atkins was to be shot at'dawn. One of the colonel's boys. One of the lads lie loved like sons. So the "Old Man" paced the floor, and from time lo time glanced anxiously towards the mantle where the clock was racing to meet the sunrise. Dasli that clock; why did it go jo fast! Just a few fleeting hours and then—dawn; a firing squad; a pale faced lad with appealing eyes; n quick command; a crash of rifle fire! Why must such things bet The colonel brushed the moisture savagely from his eyes. He felt like a murderer, for he himself had concurred In the sentence of death on Tommy. The "Old Man" had like Tommy from the first. The boy had a cheery, winning smile. And he was a good lad, on the whole, perhaps he \vas "^ a tiny bit lax about morals occasionally, but morals and war ly^g little In common. '^F'} Tommy Was Thoughtless You can't order a soldier to bay( onet R lellow being, and then condemn your man for kissing a pretty face. Tommy may have been thoughtless at time-?, but he never riad been really bad—up to this point. Now Tommy had been convicted of rape—«ne of the unpardonable sins. He had been condemned on charges preferred by a girl of the village. It had been her word against his, with no eye witnesses. And they always give the girl thn benefit of the doubt. Besides Tommy had to admit that he had been in the girl's company. The colonel had seen this girl. She was of the flashy type. He IN HOLLYWOOD By Erakine Jonnion EA Staff Correspondent This is no ordinary election year, it is the most crucial of elections.—Mrs. Gilford Maycs, assistant chairman of the Republican National committee. * » » Life and liberty In a free democracy enlall a variety of co-operative actions for the common good.—President Truman. * * * We've figured it out this season that he Uoe DiMaggEo) has one weakness That's when you pitch the ball in back of him.—Jack Onslow, manager o! the Chicago White Sox baseball club. * * + A fundamentally healthy country can stand political struggle. A country whose king is contested by 43 per cent of the voters Is no longer a healthy country.—Former Premier Paul Henri Bpaak of Belgium, * t • We know the wages of secrecy are corruption. We know that !n secrecy, error undetected will nourish and subvert.—Dr. J. Robert Oppermcimcr. + * * Mr. Achcson must go. He is a bad security risk.—5cn. Kenneth S. Wherry (R.) of Nebraska. • » » If left to Ihc peoples of the world, there would be peace.—Vice, President Barkley. * * * In fhe last analysts, every kind of peaceful ro-opcration among men is primarily based on mutual trust. . . . '—This holds for nations as well as individuals. And the basis lor trust is loyal give and take.—Dr. Albert HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Lawrence Tierney, working hard on a de-blubber program at Terry Hunt's gym, stiffened his jaw when I nskcd him about the bad boy rumors that keep popping up. "I don't mind anything that Is printed about me as long as it Is the truth," he snid. "t'vc nothing to hide and I've nothing to IID ashamed of—except getting drunk a few times." The screen Ditlinger goes back lo work May 1 in "Tomahawk" at UI. « • * Melvyn Douglas and wife Helen Gahagan are vigorously denying all I those separation rumors. . . . How- •• ard DaSilva, on location at Palm, Springs, says it's so swanky (here one cafe served corned beef hash under glass. . . . Pat, Dane's latest romance Is Bill Morrow, producer- writer of the Bing Crosby airsliow. . . Hollywood pals are worried about Ava Gardner's health and there's talk of a sanitarium visit. . . . Top secret communique from Ihe Abigail Adams-George Jcsscl battle front: Abigail told Jesse! foodby at the airport by whacking him over the head. Jessel's chauffeur immediately alerted every night spot In town lo he on the lookout for "Miss Warpath of 1950." * • * Mrs. Robert Young sent the family dog to a famous Hollywood dog trainer. "II lie's successful with the dog," she told Bob. "I'm going to ;end our children." OVERCOME Ida Lvipino Invited Clifton Webb to see the rough cut of "Outrage, 1 recently completed for Filmaters In reciprocation. Webb invited Ida ind Collier Young to see his latest "Cheaper by the Dozen." In the li nal scene Webb dies and he was sit ling next to Luptno In the theale crying nkc a baby. "Do yon cvy like this every timer Ida risked Webb. "If you died as heanlifully a that," Webb answered with a sob "you'd cry too." ' * » « Deadpan Virginia O'Brien is testing at UI for the role ot Jimmy Stewart's niece in "Harvey." "A bai- ty character if f.ver there was one," she says. "Bvt it's a change of pace I for me »nd I'd love lo play it." UI will shelve the title, "The Red Carpel," for the Howard Duff thriller. Exhibitors are screaming thai the word "red" Is poison at the 1>ox- McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McNrnnnr America's Card Anlhorily Written for NEA Service office. "The Red Shoes" and "Red River" don't have m Communl: *" If Bid /s Bold connotation. . . ; Francis, the talk-] PI nit C/Qr€fllllll In* mule, wax swnrn In as an hon- » . J orary member of the Masquers. Aren't the Masquers predominately Republicans? . . . Note to frozen orange juice brass: j In "Ma and Pa Kettle Back' Home," Marjorie Main makes orange juice by putting oranges In a sock and running the sock nrough a wringer. * * • Bob Sterling has chips on Betty lutton as a lady Ben Hogan. He j ays: "The minute I saw her swing ' the golf course I knew that she ould be one of the nation's best golfers." Betty Is taking lessons rom a pro. IOT WATER, TOO The Balboa Bay Club at New- lort Bench has become one of the oast's top showplaces. Latest im- irovcmcnt is 50 new bedrooms, each with its own lanal. • * » Lois Andrews, who switched from blonde to brunette, is back from he dye bucket with dark red hair. . . Unhappy district movie manager Lew Bray of Harlingen, Tex., writes me: "Surely, you wouldn't attempt to ke the Joy out of movie going. Popcorn and candy are as much a part of the movie theater as soda pon and peanut 1 ; at the circus." If you're an elephant, yes. * « » Orson Welles' version of Shakespeare's "Macbeth." which he made for Republic two years ago, is being readied tot release within 30 days. The film will play the art house circuit first, then go Into general release. According to the studio, all that was wrong with the first version of the film was that there was entirely loo much art and not enough sellabllily. The art has been rliminated, much to Orson's disgust. • • * UI's eager beavers are burning llieir brain cells for titles to be used on future pictures starring Francis, the mule. Some ot the sug- See HOLLYWOOD on An expert card player can allonl to indulge In optimistic bidding oc- 48742 + 865 * A.KQJ105 VNonc * AKQJ *A43 Tournament—N-S vul. South West North Kasl 1 A Pass 2 * .1 » 4 » 4V Pass T'ass Pass ' Opening—V K Pass Pass 10 75 Years Ago Today Mrs. C. Stewart and Mrs. R. A. Bickerstaff wers given surprise parties Sunday afternoon at the Slewart home "because it was their birthday. Tulips and roses decorated the house arranged for bridge and dancing. A supper menu was served. Out of town guests Included Mr. and Mrs. Newell Burns of Memphis, Borjf Turner »nd Bill Patterson of Helena. Misses B.urnelle and Beulah Bradley spent the week end at Marie as guests of Miss Ruth Dillahunty who formerly lived here. Harold Sternberg returned yesterday from Little Rock where he spent several days. Dr. and Mrs. Hunter C. Sims had as their guests for the week end Mrs. C. H. Rich and Mrs. J. R. Morton and son, of Moscow, Tenn. Mrs. Rich is Mrs. Sims mother and Mrs. orton Is her sister. didn't trust her. and he did trust Tommy. The "Old Man" felt in his heart that she Had lied, probably for spile. But there was no proof. And the clock was racing (o meet the dawn. Came a lap at the colonel's door. He threw It open and (here, bii^ta Ing 'in the unaccustomed. II Jiff, stood rather Bon. the village priest. Colonel Knew Him Well The colonel knew him well. Indeed, every soldier In the place had a speaking acquaintance with thia benevolent old gentleman in the black robe and the funny flat hat which someday achieved dignity because of the mane of white hair that fell lo his shoulders. Father Bon was a beloved figure. "Come In. Father," welcomed tin colonel. "You are abroad lale tonight. What can I do for you?" The little man dropped his shovol hat in a chair, and stood befora the towering frame of the colonel. For a bit the priest stood In silence, clenching and unclenching his hands In obvious mental anguish. Then, with sudden resolution 1m said: "it's about Tommy Atkins, colonel. casionally, and often makes a game that a U»s confident player would fall to bid. In today's hand south was undaunted by his partner's minimum response lo his opening bid, and proceeded to bid the ham to a slam. His play, however, wa. not based on optimism. By carelu planning before playing lo the lirs trick, he found the way lo make th contract. If he had used his low tramp t< ruff the opening lead of the kin of hearts, he would have lost, bu he carefully ruffed with the ten o spades. Now he led three rounds o spades, winning the first two wit the ace and king and the thlr with the seven In dummy. Nex dummy's last heart was led an trumped After cashing the final Ivum South ran off toitr rounds of dia monds, then led the three oi club When West played low, he finesse dummy's ten-spot, and East wo with the jack. East could do nothing but rcUn a club and glv« the optimistic bi der his contract All this night T have prayed on my knees for guidance, and I have it. I have come to tell you, something. It is hard, for in a sense I am violating a confidence. Never befora have I done Ihls, but It is my duty now. "I Know This Girl" "I know this girl, and her moda of life. I have heard ner confessions. By putting two and two together I cnn sec the truth about Tommy Atkins. The lad cannot pdig sibly be guilty." *» ' The priest picked up his hat and turned towards the door. But the colonel held him for a moment with a hand-clasp and a "God bless you, See MACKENZIE on rage S National Flag HORIZONTAL VERTICAL. 1 Depicted Is the 1 French schools flag of —— 2 Breakfast lood 8 Us capilal is 3 Preposition 4 While 5 Speechless 6 Spoken 7 Nevada city 8 Type space 9 Not (prefix) 12 Commands 17 Toward 13 Blame H Below .15 Scrap of food 16 Spanish wrap 18 Finish 19 Sign of zodiac 10 Notion 20 Gore 11 Sore 21 Fruil drink. 22 Babylonian deity 23 Comparative suffix 24 Thick slice 27 Belongs to her 29 Exist 30 From (prefix) 31 Half an em 32 Measure of area 33 Season 35 This counlry Includes the island of —— 38 Symbol for iridium 39 Any tJlO Permit 42 Pertaining to the- son 47 Shoshonean Indian 48 Oath 49 Instant 50 Nothing. 51 Omit 53 Uneasy 55 Freshen 58 Landed propcrtiM Answer to Previous Puzzle 28 Unbleached 43 Either 33 This country 41 Italian coins produces 45 Playing cards 34 Interstice 46 Repose 36 Inborn 47 One 25 Cain's brother 37 Anoints 52 Down ^ 26 Twisted 41 One of a pair 54 Tantalum '<p. 27 Pile 42 Simmer (symbol)

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