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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Mainz •LMJUtVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JTTKE 18, THB SLYTHEVILLE COUR1EB NEWS TO OOOaUBt NIWB GO. • W BAINE8, POMWur JAMB L. VXRBOETV Edttor r«VUL D HPMAM. *dTerU»in> AdiertWnt Rcpreaenteti*c»: WsdlMi WttBer Oa Hew York. Chkaco. OMntt, Except 8und»f Altered u second el** axttet at tbe po«- ofliee tt Blyttevllle, Arlunau. under act <K Oaa- gnm. October », KH Member ol Tbc Assoctated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Br center ID the city ot Blytbevllle ot suourten town where carriei service (mined 30c per week, 01 85c pel month BI mall, vithlr * radius of SO miles, M.OO per year, 82.00 for sli months. 11.00 for three months; by mall outride 60 mile cone 110.00 per rev IB Meditations nt the street* at the vl>r shall be full of ajk*l |irki pUyinf IK the streets thereof. — Play is a sacred tiling, a divine ordinance, for developing in the child a harmonious and healthy organism, and preparing that organism for the commencement of the work of life. —J. O. Holland Barbs Once th« over-the-phone gossips get wound up they usually do a lot of tunning down. * * * If you're raising corn this year, here's luck! W* hop* ;<w won't be able to believe your eyes— •r can! • • * This k the month when more knots are tied and fewer men have much rope. • • * Two Illinois boy* were pinched for not realizing thai K was »nlj tne car that was supposed W ban the tick-up. » » • i The summer bugs are here already—thousands at them out in the bleachers. Senate Democrats Nearly Break Necks for CIO Meet the new Senate whip: Philip Murray, president of the CIO. In letters to Senator Lucas aucl Representative McCormack, Democratic majority leaders in the Senate and House, Murray rebuked Congress for inaction on the President's "Fair Deal" domestic program. He demanded that Congress stay on the job until it has enacted major parts of it. . A short time back, Lucas had fixed July 31 as a probable adjournment date, . with most of Mr. Truman's program apparently relegated to next year. The President promptly contradicted this timetable and called for fuller action. But Lucas made only a vague effort to harmonize the conflicting statements. There was nothing vague, however, about the response to Murray's letter. One day after its receipt, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee notified Murray there would be no adjournment until much more domestic legislation h*s been enacted. The committee went further. It told Murray the Senate would begin debate of Taft-Hartley repeal—the top item on labor's own "must" list—before considering ratification of the North Atlantic Treaty. Lucas said Mr. Truman did not object to this plan. Yet the State Department recently issued an urgent call for speed on the treaty, asking that it be placed ahead of all other matters. Now no one questions for a mom- ment Murray's right to criticize Congress, to urge adoption of a program, or to exert what pessure he can. In the use of these proper privileges, the CIO leader has plenty of company. But the almost automatic response of the policy committee to Murray's censure hardly serves as a heartening display of the independence so often claimed by the August Senate. No matter what the source and weight of pressure, no matter what party is in command, the Senate ought to exercise its own distinctive judgment about the content and timing of its program. AS for shunting the North Atlantic Pact aside, many citizens will conclude that Senate leaders have acted recklessly. If there are good reasons why the State Department's plea for haste should be ignored, the public should know them. So far, a convincing case for stow motion has not been made out. Murray did not ask priority for Taft-Hartley repeal. The gesure assuring him that extra favor only underlines the undignified nature of this whole performance. No one who is realistic expects the Senate to resist all pressures. But neither does anyone like to see Senate leaders trip and fall on their faces in their hist* to ywld. They Laughed at Edison From Los Angeles comes word that scientists are buildiny a new type of "electric brain" capable not only of complex mathematical figuring; but even of translating foreign languages. Next step: a machine able by itself to negotiate with the Russians. VIEWS OF OTHERS One Germany or Two? Almost all Germain would like to see tiie revival of a united Germany under the Red, Gold and Black, the colors of the famed Frankfurt constitutional convention of 1848. But la view of Mr. Vlshinsky's declarations to the other foreign ministers In Paris, it seems that for some time (a come there will be two Germanys, a Red one and a Black one with very little Gold in the picture. Under some pressure from the United States, Britain and Prance, Ihe Western Germans drew up a constitution at Bonn. This has been accepted by all of the mender In the three allied occupation zones, even if In rather backhanded fashion by Bavaria. It is argued that this is a synthetic creation because in setting up the Laeuder, traditional boundaries were ignored right and left. It was an even greater mistake, the critics say. to force the Western Germans into even a temporary approval of the division of their country. Granted that some mistakes may have been made and that serious restrictions had to be placed on a defeated nation which, after all, is still under military occupation, the Bonn constitution represents the work o( a democratic assembly. The elected delegates worked on It for more than lialt- a-year. At the every end, the Socialists were able to win more power for the central government than the Allies—particularly the French—were eager for it to have. This is in sharp contrast with the Russian-Inspired constitution for Eastern Germany which was put together by a "people's congress" almost overnight. Obviously, it was intended primarily for Mr. Vishinsky's use in Paris as a foil for the Bonn document. There can be no real doubt under which basic law [he Germans would prefer to live If they had a free choice. But so long as the Russians remain In Eastern Germany, they can prevent such a choice. Thus, the formation of an all-German government remains what it long has been, a Russian rather than a German question. Its solution depends on tlie measure of agreement which can be achieved by the Western democracies and the Soviet Union. The sparring at Paris continues. Perhaps tne economic realities of the European situation may produce at least a trade treaty. As the lifting of the Berlin blockade has shown, the East-West antagonism is not frozen beyond all hope of Chang*. U is conceivable that the foreign ministers may t» able to arrange for the two Germanys to be reasonably good neighbors. Only the most optimistic will hope for a hro»d solution. That still looks like a long-time Job. II. however, a few minor irritants and blocks can b* eliminated such successes could be counted as progress toward the> ultimate goal, such a prospect is not thrilling, but it is realistic. It seems that it is going to take the Soviet leaders a long time to learn how to live in the world. And apparently they are going to do most of their learning in a divided Germany. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH A Two-Edged Sword What happens to the Indian minority in South Africa, a sovereign state, is a matter of concern U> the United Nations, says India. What the Netherlands does in Indonesia, over which it still claims sovereignty, Is equally a concern ol the UN .says India. But what has happened to tne recently annexed state of Hyderabad is strictly an Indian aifair and no business of the UN, says India. Each ol these catei has ita own special complexities. Each falli within that twilight zone where the juridical competence of the UN U far from clear. It has been urged that In all such cases the world organization would do ,well to resort to the International Court ol Justice lor a ruling as to Hi competence. There is much to be said for bringing In the international court as an impartial o>us ex macn- Ina in borderline cases ot this sort, even though the UN has authority to determine for llsell us own competence in any given instance? However that may be. it « by pushing forward at tne uncertain frontiers ol law that precedent Is established and victories won for the ultimate reign of world law. India's earlier urging of UN action against South Africa and the Netherlands remains tn sharpen the case aginst Hyderabad's being considered a purely domestic Issue. World law Is a nvo-edged sword. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY Back-Seat Driver Reds, Nationalists Shift War Activity to Diplomatic Phase PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Stranger From Mars Quite Confused By Performance of U.S. Congressmen By Peter Edson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA)— "There are a tot of things around here that I don't understand." said the Man from Mars, looking up from his paper. "Do tell,'' replied the Man Who Knew All the Answers. "Pray be a little more specific. Let me enlighten you." "I thought that because your Congress passed a law to set up a TlM DOCTOR SAYS By Mwta P. Jeresja, M.D. WrlUra f«c NBA Serrie* High blood pressure, called hypertension In medical circlet, is one of the most dangerous enemies of modern man. About six hundred thousand men and women become afflicted in the United States alone every year. There are several dil- ferent condition* which lead to high blood pressure. One of the most Important Is hardenlnc of the arteries, or arteriosclerosis. Practically all of the different kinds of high blood pressure as well as- hardening of the arteries tend to increase in the later years of life. It hu been recently stated that every person over the age of 45 has a 80-50 chance of dying from high blood pressure, apoplexy, a heart attack, or some sim- Illar condition related to high blood pressure or arteriosclerosis. So t far as is known, there are several different causes involved in the development of high blood iressure. Some of them are known. an be discovered, and can be emedied. However, In the major- ty of cases, the cause or causes re not yet fully understood by medical scientists. EXAMINATION HELPS What can be done about these great killers? Today one of the >est things Is to have an examina- lon, Including measurement of the blood pressure, taken at regular ntervals so that the first signs of n increasing blood pressure can be recognized. If found early some patients can be .cured; in other cases the mere fact of an early diagnosis makes it possible for the physician to give advice which slows down the development of he symptoms and complications of high blood pressure. One organizat'on, the American Foundation for High Blood Pressure, located in the Marlon Building in Cleveland, is collecting funds, principally from generous businessmen, to attack the prob- that isn't necessary. And your Sen- j seem to you a little confusing ator Pepper seems to think the "But they've been supposed to d<Congress should buy a lot of autos that ever since your Congressional and set up a motor pool to give Reorganization Act was passed in congressmen free rides." "That last." sairt the Big Answer Man, "is to save time." "Oh. is time important around here?" asked the Man from Mars in amazement. "The way they spent three weeks filibustering that proposed change in Senate rules, and the way they're going to spend national radar screen network, it I three weeks or more investigating was all-out for national defense," [ your Atomic Energy Commission. T " -• -- - -- thought they had all the time in the began the Man from Mars. "It is." said the Man Who Knew I world." Everything, with assurance. "Then why didn't they raise the pay of the armed services?" 'That was for reasons of economy," said the Know It All. "Is that why the House just passed this new Rankin $65.000,000.000 veterans' benefit bill?" asked (Tie Man from Mars. "Your o.uestion Is so ridiculous it doesn't merit an answer." said the Authority. "Haven't you noticed how worried Congress is about al- "Congress imiat adjourn by Aug- tisl," replied the Information Specialist with finality. that why they're in such a hurry to do nothing about ratifying tile North Atlantic Pact, and pro- vidiiiK for foreign military assistance?" queried the Man from Mars. "I thought you were concerned about the threat of international communism." "We arc." responded the Wise . . Man. "Just look at the way some lowing the budget to get out of bal- of the congressmen want to give n f'" • more aid to China to fight Com"The senators didn't seem very •orrled about it when they were estoring House cuts on that 'pork arrel' rivers and harbors bill," ob- «rved the Man from Mars. "That," said the Expert, "is dif- It means the goals of the ERP can be attained only at a later date and at a much higher cost. —Paul G. Hoffman. Economic Co-operation Administrator, commenting on • proposed cut in the House pending foreign aid bill. • * * It seems likely that some lens oJ years must elapse before that will be «n Industrial use ol atomic power In this country.—Dr. K. H. Klngdon, director, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Sche- ncctady, N. T. » • * We are here only because we are forced to be here under the Infamous T«ft-H»rlley Law.— John L. Lewis, at the BIuefieKJ, W. Va., mine contract negotiations. * • * The President was campaigning for «n administration that was to last for four years, »nd within that lime...the Fair Deal will become the law of the land.—Sen. J. Howard McGrmth, Democratic national chairman. erent." Plus Time Economy "It sure is." said the Man from .fars. "But you have so many things ifferent. Your Senator Tydlngs hinks congressional salaries should M cut 5 per cent to save money, four Senator Bridges, who is a Teat advocate of economy, says mies." "And look how the Senate is planning to cut the Voice of America appropriation and how the House cut next year's funds for the Marshall Plan." Stranger Catches On For a complete stranger, the Man from Mars seemed to be catching on fast. The Man Who Was Supposed to Know AH the Answers was fouirming a bit uneasily in his seat. "Next year," he explained. "Congress will put all its money bills into one and so end what now may f," exclaimed the Martian. "Was there anything else you wished to consult me about?" askec the Source of All Wisdom. "I've just begun," said the Man from Mars. "Congressmen let the taxpayers maintain a health clinic for themselves: and their ^ families yet a majority of them seem opposed to such service for the voters Congressmen complain there are too many government employes, ye they haven't so far been able to agree on a bill that would let the President reorganize the govern' ment and cut down on the numbe of employes to save money. "And another thing," said the Man from Mars after a deep breath "Your Joint Congressional Commit tee on Atomic Energy is criticizing your Atomic Energy Commission Chairman David E. Lilienthal be cause "too many of his employe, have been quitting. I looked up thi record on this one. I find that thi original Atomic Energy Act gave thi commissioners five-year terms. In May, 1948, Congress cut this down to two-year terms. How did tha contribute to stability of employ ment at t°P levels of the commission? How could any employe feel that he was taking a Job with any security if he knew that the bosses themselves might be on the Job for only two years?" "I fear," said the Man Who Knew Everything, "that you are a subversive character. I think I shall report you for a loyalty investigation. I believe you should be deported, back to Mars." lem of hypertension and allied diseases. This foundation has already provided financial support and encouragement for needed research work in many parts of the country and for the exchange of Information by the investigators.' This kind of help Is an Invaluable stimulus to the solution of a difficult problem. » • • 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: What Is the reason for excessive perspiration on the palms of the hands? ANSWER: The most likely reason seems to be a "nervous" disposition. Some people perspire more on their palms, especially under conditions of emotion or strain, than others. The exact reason is unknown. -* Bf TeWttt *l. r x~.^ . AP renaf» Affair. Aulyrt Both the harassed Chinese Nationalist government la Canton and the triumphant Communist leadership in the north are maneuvering energetically for p^f 1 * 1 ^ in the forthcoming fresh phase ot their bloody civil war. Diplomatic efforts directed toward the Western world are la pert taking the place of gunfire during a pause In the victorious Red drive. Prom Nanking comes word thai Communist officials theifib are urging Western powers to with^ draw recognition of the Nationalist government. Meantime the Nationalists have appealed again to Uncle Sam for aid, this bid having been made in Washington by Dr. Kan Chieh-Hou. special emissarj from China's acting president, LI Tsung-Jen. So far u concerns any withdrawal of recognition from ths Nationalists, Washington hu taken the position that It will not recognize any Communist regime so long as a responsible Nationalist government exists. While the military prospects of the Nationalists seem dim, this country Isn't going to do anything to contribute to their collapse. The other Western poweis have been playing along with America in this policy. In the matter of the Nationalist bid for further aid, there Is no sign that Washington Intends to shifl its policy of not giving furthei military help. American aid at present is limited to providing economie help out of a fund of some $54,000,000 which is handled by the Economic Cooperation Administration This assistance is mainly for fooc in the sections not captured bj the Reds. Dr. Kan has stated in Washington that the Nationalists have a "definite plan" for defense of territorj still in their hands. He didn'i say what that plan might be. However, the Nationalist government j^ Canton Is said to be preparing fl* move to the old wartime capita' of Chungking, leaving an army behind to defend Canton against thi Reds. Meantime, former Presiden' Chiang Kai-Shek has organized th< defense of the great island of For- T5 Years Ago In Dr. and Mrs. L. S. Briscoe who have 10 acres in peach orchard near Blythevillc, arc sending 200 bushels of peaches weekly to Memphis and St. Louis markets. Prom now until September, this orchard will have fruit. Miss Wynettc Shepherd of Jonesboro is the house, guest of Mrs. T. R. Shepherd and Mr. and Mrs. mosa off the east coast. Of course the Communists aren 1 ' rushing into establishing a "government 11 of their own at this juncture. They aren't exepcted to mak< this move until autumn, and w meantime they aren't eligible fo: international recognition. Naturall; their position would be strengthened if they could persuade ttv Western powers to withdraw rec ognition of the Nationalists. Thf Communists already have laid dowt the conditions under which the; will be prepared to enter diplomat- io relations with foreign power! The conditions are these: 1. Foreign armed forces must t> withdrawn from China. 2. Relations must be based 01 "equality, mutual benefit and mu tual respect for each other's Inde pendence and territorial integrity. 1 3. Recognition must be withdraw! from the Nationalist government Establish a responsible governmen for China. However, the signs seen to read that even then tlv Western powers aren't likely b abandon any Chinese element^--] which »re friendly to the West, m-*•" matter what their political com plexion. China is going- to present i strange and complex picture for r long time. N HOLLYWOOD By Kr^kine Johnson NEA Stiff Correspeondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—I'm sorry missed Leonard Levinsoa's world premiere ' of his first four "Jerky Journey" cartoons aboard a Los Angeles streetcar. It was heralded "the world's shortest movie iunkel" by Levinson's Impossible Pictures, Inc. The streetcar was equipped with a film projection machine, generators, transformers, screen and Virginia Hill, the transit company's senior female trolley Jockey. All of :he advertising cards in the car had been removed and replaced with ones especially printed for the occasion. One read: 'If it's an Impossible Picture, we've been there—Rita and Aly." Another: "Eat Erskine Johnson's Atomic Popcorn. It snaps. It crackles. It roars. Remember, a cap pistol with every bag." People waiting at car stops for transportation, I hear, were openmouthed at the goings-on inside the trolley as it sailed past them. the times. . . . Dick Powell Ls planning a half-hour dramatic show over television this fall. He'll be the first big-time star to do a 13-week scries. Wallace Beery'* protege, Lucille Bannister, Is fomg ahead vrilh her memoirs of Wallj- *e- spilr violent objections from the Berry family. • . • Vocal coach Sid Franklin was brought from Florida to New York by Nick Schenck to ready his daughter. Mnrty. !or her radio slng- inij debut. Contrary to general belief. movie baron Schenck approves of Nfarty's career and has faith in Me Kate" in New York. He Is one if a sing and card-playing family, and I think he likes to play cards as much as he MJces to sing. Arthur Cent, the concert singer and form- rly. a member of the Metropolitan her talent . Burgess Meredith is workins on an adaptation of Frederic Warthham's book. "Dark Legend." for the stage. He also has the film rights. . . . Xavier Cugat will star in a full-length techni- color film for the government of Uruguay. Peggy Cummins heads for Lon- One Los Angeles motorist. I am ] (Ion right after "Gun Crazy" to sure, is consulting a psychiatrist. The squeal of his brakes was awful to hear when the streetcar "theater" started across an intersection a^ the exact moment when a steam- whistle blew loudly on the screen. Playing Safe This is Hollywood. Mrs. Jones: Fox is taking no chances on the legandary bow and arrow prowess of Indians who will chase Jimmy Stewart in "Arrow." An archery expert, Abel Lewis, is giving them lessons. It's all sel for Paulctte Ooddard to play the title role in "The Helen Morgan Story." Records of Ihe famous torch singer's voice will not be used for song sequences in the picture because the arrangements aj« dated. Another tinier will dub star in "My Daughter. Joy." for Gregory Ratoff. "The Glass Menagerie" gets started in St. Louis this summer before Jane Wyman returns from London. A double will work In Jane's place in the long shots. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Don't Take Finesse To Win Contract It is always pleasant to talk about card games with Alfred Drake, who * ARTS V 1*1 • AK JM * K J 10 3 Rubber—Neither We* M«r*h 1 » 1 * Pa« Op*oin«— * I Opera Company, is Alfred's brother. Alfred is a typical New Yorker. He was born In the Bronx, ralsec 1 in Brooklyn, and now lives in Manhattan. Shortly after finishing at Brooklyn College, he happened to be passing the Adelphl Theater one day. and saw a sign on the door "Singers Wanted." He walked In and got a job in the chorus. He understudied the leads In four Gilbert and Sullivan operas, but, as he says, he was only kibitzing. He never got the chance to sit in HTM take a hand. In 1938 he started to "kibitz" Bill Gaxton in the pli "White Horse Inn." Bill took sick and Drake was finally given hi first opportunity to pUy the gam for himself. He won fame in "Oklahoma," am Is riding high on Broadway to day, but he still finds time for a game of poker and n h»nd at bridge I liked the way he played today' hand. South won the opening lead with tht king of diamonds and cashed lamond which Alfred won with the ueen (West). Some players now 'ould have made the mistake of eading the seven of clubs, and 'hen the finesse failed, they would ose a club, two diamonds and a pade. Alfred decided to pick up the rumps and try for the spade break, f this failed, he still could take the lub finesse. When the spade suit >roke, he was able to discard a lub on dummy's long spade, thus making his contract. Headhunting of aome tribes i carried on U> collect soul matter b add to the stock in the village- soul matter which is believed nece» sary for the propagation of anima and cereal life. Asia extends from 13 degree north of the Arctic circle to withil a short distance of the equator. Theodore Logan. Joe Beasley of Steele. Mo., whr attende Tulane, Uni., New Orlean- has arrived here to spend thi summer, interning at Blythevill< Hospital. Miss Anna Mae Jones went t* Murray, Ky., yesterday for a vijt with relatives. 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