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•:•?/••• '* PACK EIGHT <AKK.) COUNTER NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 1949 -ilia BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher JAKES L. VERHOEPF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertlnrni Han»ger Sole National Advertltint Representatives: ~W«U»c« Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtUnU. Uemphli. __ published Even Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mutter at the post- orTic* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act oJ Congre*i, October 9, 19IT. Member at The Associated Freaa : ' . SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any auburban town where carrier service 1» main. tained 20c per week, or 85c per month, By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $4.00 per jear »200 lor six months, 11.00 for thr« months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. *10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations « Ihou prepare thine heart, and itrelch rial i (hint handt low»r<f him.—Job 11:1S. ... t • • Ood dropped m spark down Into everyone, And if we find and Ian it to a blaze, , •• It'll spring up and glow, like-like the »im, ; And light the wandering out of stony ways. —Maselleld Barbs A Tennessee man was not hl» brother's k'eptr. He turned him in lo the oops lor a JIM reward. » » « H'j c.kn.v for » Koelor lo »dd 10 ye«r« lo your life it the hill for 11 dwsn't Uke »w»y M. • * • A Nebraska farmer was accused of shooting it his hired man. That's » new way lo make a .' hired hand move. * • • Bullj weidhlni 2MO pounds live In Hair. Ju»l hnxiine how much »e»l »ome butchers would »et from one. ': • • • • . The Texns girl who admits she 'shot her husband is so beautiful they may not believe. Star-Chamber Justice A military commission in Germany arrested 20 members of an alleged spy ringr. It announced that their trials would he secret, their names withheld, and their fate—which mitflit lie death—never disclosed. In other words, they, might lie convicted on any evidence or no evidence, and never heard of again. No, the military commission wasn't Russian. It was American. Fortunately General Clay stepped in and changed the arraujjemenls, which had been made without his knowledge. The trials will be secret, but names and verdicts will be made known. In making these changes the general noted that. unfriendly forces might seize upon such » trial policy for propaganda purposes. That is debatable, since the forces most unfriendly to us do I he same thing. But what about our friends' reaction to this example of "American justice?" What about the precedent it might have set? How are some of our representatives in Germany protecting "United States security"—the excuse given for the secrecy—by showing themselves to be so uncertain and frightened that they could even contemplate using such Bolshevik tactics? We fear that General Clay's prompt action cannot entirely erase the bad impression. It Might Make More Sense ' Merits, >lot Pressure, bhould Guide Congress The journey of the Adminis'tl'aliou's labor and anti-inflation, bills Ihi'ougU Congress promises to be an interesting excursion. And by the time the trip is over we should know a lot more about how wilting the Democratic majority is to meet organized labor's "demands." Mr. Truman anil many of the present Democratic members campaigned last year on promises to repeal the Taft- Hartley Law and take strong measures against threatening inflation. Labor was all for these promises. No sooner were the votes counted than some of labor's head men began spelling out for the victorious Democrats just how they wanted these promises fulfilled. They wanted Taft-Harlley repealed immediately. They wanted the Wagner Act revived at the same time, with discussion of possible amendments later. So Administration leader in Congress introduced a new labor relations bill which repealed Taft-Hartley and re-enacted the Wagner Act with a few amendments, some of which were less restrictive on labor than the old law. But a break in the Democratic ranks developed over the absence of any presidential powers in national emergency strikes under the ne\y bill. Now even Senator Thomas of Utah, the bill's sponsor, has conceded that ssome Taft-Hart- lew provisions will remain in effect in the final bill. The Administration's anti-inflation program also stays pretty close to some "demands" of union spokesmen. Soon after Mr. Truman's election, President Philip Murray of the CIO announced that Vie was for immediate and permanent price controls, allocation and rationing of scarce materials .and commodities, an excess profits tax. and government entry into the steel business if private industry failed to adopt an "all-out program of plant expansion." But the prevailing sentiment in Congress today seems lo be against rushing a series of new controls and regulations into law. The guardians of the public purse are cool toward the request for higher taxes. Generally the legislators appear to agree with the Chief Executive, who told them in his January report that "the State of the Union is good." We imagine the congressional trend toward moderation and deliberation will be generally approved. The question of . what and how much new government control is to be imposed on labor, busi- . ness and the public needs careful consideration. The Administration proposals of - those controls came to Capitol Hill with a good deal of politics and promises |i aboard. Congress will be doing the country a favor if it will.discount some of this excess baggage and consider the proposals on their social and economic merit*. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Heart of the Pact Now perhaps we can all settle down to the building — with some slight rebuilding— of Ihe foundations lor an Atlantic community. The world, and the Stale Department, have been reminded of Constitutional requirement.* which preclude an American comnlitment lo go lo war without Congress' assent. Secretary of Slate Acheson has slated lhat here is no fundamental diflerence of opinion between his department and the Senate Foreign Relations Coinmitlec on objectives. And President Truman told Europe and the world that nothing has really changed in the American approach to an Atlantic Pact, The labors ot washuietoti during the last few days have been much like Uiose of Hie poet who spent a hard moraine taxing a comma oiil, and an exhausting afternoon putting It back again. He, however, had Ihe advantage of being able lo do It in private and to expose his methods only alter his poem and reputation were secure. Diplomacy in a democracy can't work quile lhat way. Ycl diplomacy In » democracy need not blunder quite so ostentatiously as it has In the effort to buUd a detente pact for the SVcsl. It need not press upon public attention Ihe most controversial fealures of a proposed pact before the less controversial features have been Ironed out. And it should not urge the most exposed nations to declare themselves for an 1 alliance until the more powerful and less exposed have come to some pretty definite agreements arnon* themselves. It looks as If Washington's temporary concern with peripheral matters like Scnndina-' vian neutrality obscured the need lor work at the cenler of things. The Scandinavian essay was only the beginning. The bigger IrollDlc has come over inclusion of the word "military," to describe the kind of aid America would send to a member of the Atlantic system under military attack. An agreement for military aid may have appeared to many in the United States and Europe as Indispensable to the general military preparedness needed lo make the Allantic Pact elfcctive. But must there be any insuperable obstacles to the establishment of a ready defense system, if Congress' right to declare war is respected? We do not believe there must be. This congressional prerogative need not be Invaded by agreements tor the ouildlng or utilization ot bases, by Lcnd-Lease programs lor arming America's allies, or by other aid in building up their military establishments or Industries. H need not be invaded by Joint planning of strategy among the chiefs of staff of the signatories, or by the stationing of American troops, or the disposition of planes or ships, at vllal points In Ihe defense system. Legislature In India Debates Bill to Give Women New Righti\ Th« DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Serrk« Those people who have passed a kidney stone and have had otlier painful experiences usually say that the stone Ls the worst pain that they ever had. Certainly, Ihe pain is terific; sometimes, however, a kidney stone can be passed without any pain whatever. Kidney stones are not really stones at all, but are groups of crystals which form Into round or Irregularly shaped balls. They start inside Ihe kidney in the space just above the passageway leading Iron the kidney to the bladder. When such stones start to move down the passageway or ureter, they scrape and Irritate the lender walls ol vhe passage. This causes painfu spasm and the bleeding which 1- usually present. Ol course, if the stone fills the ureter entirely, i blocks the flow ol urine from tlv kidney and causes tl« urine tc back up behind the stone, thu producing further complications Salt Disturbance Some disturbance of unknown cause lu the excretion of certain salts which are ordinarily carried n a llrjuld foim in the urine is the most probable reason for kidney stones. Deficiency of vitamins slowing ol circulation In (he kidneys, and chronic infection seem also lo be at fault at least in some cases. EC A and Army of Occupation in Germany Seek To Have Defeated Nation Self Supporting by'53 By Teter Edson N'EA Washington .Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NBA)—A self- supporting western Germany by 1953 Is the goal of Economic Cooperation Administration and Army of Occupation authorities. This is one of the outstanding fact* lo come out of current congressional considerallon of Marshall Plan estimates for next year. This goal of the combined Army- ECA program of course makes several assumptions. One Is that there will be no war and that the Berlin airlift will be ended. Another Is that some kind of German government will be set up and some kind ol peace made with It. Reunion of east Germany with west Germany Is considered a desirable objective, but whether that union is achieved Is not material All calculations are now made on the basis of balancing west German required Imports of about J2,- 800.000,000 in 1953 with a slmlla volume of exports to make the Germans self-sufficient. To mos Marshall planners, there can be m full European recovery without Ger man recovery lo supply the coal chemicals and manufactured good —less armaments which^ German has traditionally supplied Ihe res of trie world. Down Trend Nojerl In Fund Requests The Ircnd towards reduction 1 costs or Germany recovery Is show In Army-Marshall Plan renulre meiits for next year. For the fiscal 10,000. The hope Is that by June 0, 1952, requirements for U. S. d will be practically zero. There has been plenty of delay i getting" the Marshall Plan rolling or Germany, admits N. H. Collis)ii, EGA administrator for Ger- •.ny since last September. Captain :ollisson Is an engineer who served two-thirds be lor industrial equipment and one-third lor food, reversing past conditions. One other benefit that Germany will get laler from Marshall Plan aid will be tlnoush the use of her counterpart funds. All Marshall Plan aid sent to Germany is charg- the Navv during Ihe war and •as later cade Coal Mines Admin- strator during government seizure. He has been in Washington re- enlly lo work on Marshall Plan estimates for Congress. First year Marshall Plan appro- iriatlous for American and British .ones In Germany were $414.000.000 plus $100.000.000 for the French I Bone, not yet fully Integrated with :he Bizonr. Aclual Bizone deliveries to Dec. 31 have been only $108.000.000 plus S31.000.COO for the French rone. This is rouchly a fourth ol appropriations. Of the deliveries, S126,- 000.000 was food and agricultural commodities, $6.000.000 industrial commodities. The balance was ocean freight. Small deliveries are explained principally by the fact that Ihe industrial materials Germany wauled were also wanted by the rest ol the world, says Caplaln Colllsson. j Tron ore. copper, eleclric molors, [ machinery lhat required consider- i able drafting-board time before it \ could be manufactured. I Food Costs Down. ! Equipment Costs Up | Fnr the fiscal year ending June 30. 1950. tolal Bizone German re- ed against the German central bank in the new western zone Deutsche marks. As of Jnn. 1 there were over 300.000.000 marks in this fund. No expenditures have been made from it as yet. but spending of 250.000.000 . marks will be authorized soon for There are at least two stages In the treatment of kidney stones. The first is to care for the immediate pain and other symptoms. So far as the pain is concerned, this involves the liberal use of pain-killing drugs. As soon as possible, the stone must be assisted to leave the point at which it is sluck, as it may damage the passageway or the kidney itelf. In locating the stone, the Xray Ls, of course, of tremendous value. It is not enough simply to get over the immediate effects of a. kidney stone. The stone should be studied tor its chemical makeup. When this Ls done, it often becomes possible for the physician to recommend a diet or other measures which will help lo prevent the for- i ation of additional stones. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of tht most frequently asked questions in his column. • • • QUESTION: Is sunshine good or harmful for tuberculosis? ANSWER: At the present time many specialists In tuberculosis By Dewlit Mackenzie AP Foreign Affairm Analyst The New India continues to puij ue her destiny with seven leagu trldes. The latest of many striking alions of her determination to mod] ernlze her way of life Is the Intro, ductlon in the national legislaluil i bill which would revolution ze the slatus of Indian womeij This measure would make sweepln changes In ancient customs of th, Hindu religion. For instance, plurti marriage would be abolished, am| ram en would be allowed the prlvij leg* of obtaining divorces. It Is interesting to find Law : ister B. R. Ambedkar sponsorinl this measure. Dr. Ambedkar, whorl I visited In his New Delhi home ol my last trip to India, was borl Into that outcast class known as thl "untouchables," and has spent nil life championing their cause. Hi has a deep feeling for any class rl society which is deprived of III rights. As was to be expected, the bll has run Into a storm of oppositio;! in Parliament. The chief protetl comes from Orthodox Hindus anf is mainly on religious grounds. So we shouldn't assume that thl bill will pass. However, we may takl It as an encouraging sign of times. Whether the measure Is adopter! the fair sex of India Is comlnl into its own, as is clearly Indicate! by the fact there are wo'men mem| bers of the Indian Legislature of Ihe Pakistan Legislature. Prinil Minister Nehru's sister, Mrs. Vijav.l Lakshml Pandit. Is ambassador . year ending June 30. 1949. they to- , qiiirements have been estimated at laled W84 000 000. For the year end- S404,COO,000 plus $115.000.000 for the ing June 30, 1950. they total $880.- I French zone. Of the total, about rebuilding west German railroads Later counterpart expenditures wil be for modernizing coal mines and increasing German eleclric power. In building up exports to $2,800.000,000 in the next three years, the Germans have a real problem. Captain Collisson points out. German exports this year are valued at about $570,000,000. So they must be more than quadrupled to make Germany self-sufficient. Tile military government's previous restriction that German exporters could sell only for, dollars has now been modified. The result is that, the Germans are now in a i better position to bnrter. trading j their hr.rd. goods for equivalents in Danish food. Iceland fish, French i perfume or what have they. The Germans now have trade agreements with 19 countries including Finland, Poland, Yugoslavia. Czechoslovakia. Exports to those countries back o[ the curtain are closely controlled, as are exports from the United States Otherwise, the Germans are now fairly free to trade where they can disagree on the value of sunshine. Overdoses of sunshine would be harmful; when increased gradually it Ls safe and may be helpful, although thre Ls some difference af opinion concerning it. 15 Years Ago In BlytheYtlle Mis.5 Mijdred Moore who Is a student a't Southeast Missouri Teachers College, Cape Glrardeau. Mo., spent the weekend at home. She was accompanied by Miss Virginia Peters of Webster Groves, Mo., IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. (NEA1 — I Just saved the Academy awards com- mittce $115.000 Uhc estimated cost of putting on Ihe Oscar show as It "Hamlet." he said, "will be voted the best picture of the year." "How do 5'ou do It?" I asked. "Have you been conducting a poll?" Actually. of course, the word military had been made innocuous by its context: "Military or other aid." It was a word whose value Iny chiefly In Its psychological effect on European peoples, just us the debate about it has been unfortunate lor that effect. As we have said before. Ihe heart or Ihe de- tense system will lie in the character o[ Ihe commitments the United Slalfs accepts to support victims of aggression by means short o[ war. President Roosevelt's inspired Lcnd-Lrasc program spelled Ihe difference between defeat and victory lor freedom over Nazi tyranny. MM only because of the arms it supplied but because ot Ihe moraj commitment it Implied. Hnti the commitment been made early enough, as a comnnt- menl may now be In "the All»i;iic Part, recent history might well have been written in ink Mislead ol blood. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCK MONITOR should be donci wilh an $11.80 lele- j -of course not." they snid in inii- phone call to Jackson, Miss. I son. "Sclcntisls know that if you Again I know Ihe Oscar winners j have a strong mind, you can^pcr- Iwo months In advance, thanks to subconscious thought waves, extra-sensory perception and plasSn. 1 Conscientious readers of tills crive the thoughts of others. That's what we did. We sampled minds In ecto- | Hollywood and Bel-Air and Beverly ' Hills Even some, in North Hollywood. And we know who's going pillar, may recall that last year - , I lo *' 111 ' met a couple nnmcd Miirdon! and Louise, who make a very good living as mind readers in the better upholstered night/clubs around the country. They got in louch with the spirit world and certain people on earth and tipped me ofT In advance who would carry home the Oscars uisually used as doorstops In the better Hollywood homes). [lIIT 9fl PER CENT Mardoni and Louise b^Ucd about 'Ihey sounded just like The Talkie People on a radio show. WVMAN IS IN' Mardoni's voice drifted away, as though he were listening to spirits, and then his voice came back strong: ".lane Wyman will win for 'Johnny BrHnrta.' " I wanted lo find out how he knew so definitely. "People." he said, "think they're confused when it comes to casting McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Bv William E. McKcnney America's Card Authority Written fnr NEA Service Problem Here Is: How Many Points? Fv>r a number ol years Irving J. I Starworth of ElniOllt, N. Y.. has | , been working on a score totalizer, and he has Just come out with * dandy, it Is like a little book, with | an index on the side. Alter you go over the binding I and plav'ot today's hand, see how Ion? It takes you to figure the cor- hope of getting to seven, but when North goes to six spades and East doubles, South redoubles. Even though he thinks he can make seven, the six contract doubled and redoubled, making seven is » better score than bidding seven and m&king it undoubled. The opening lead of the king of diamonds is trumped in dummy with the deuce of spades. Now there is nothing to the play, as declarer cashes the queen of spades, picking up the trumps, leads a club lo his king and returns to dummy by playin; Ihe nine of clubs. Have you figured out the score for bidding six doubled and redoubled and making seven? The score I totalizer shows that it is 12o above the line and 720 below the line. One of the things that many players Russla nnd also Is India's chief repl representative at the United Nal tions. That's « great change from whal T found on my first visit to Indil more than 30 years, ago. The splril of progress was In the air, but II was largely a man's world. Excenl for the lowest class, women as whole were kept In purdah. That I they were secluded from the coml pany of men not members of thell own family and were closely vellec| in public. I encountered a particularly Inl teresting example of such »echi| sion when I was the guest of th| late Maharajah of Bikanir, one the greatest of the ruling piinceJ He was liberal and progressive, bu[ his maharanl lived In strict seclu| sion. The prince was deeply In lovl with his princess and among thl things he had done lor her happil ness was build a beautiful gardej close to the palace. In this garde] was a fine tennis court, and used to play tennis with her mo, days. But that garden was surround by a high wall, so that none cou see Into the grounds. And when thl irmharanl went with "her ladies-inl waiting from the palace to the garl .en, some 25 yards away, they pro! eeded by a carefully curtained au| omobile. They reached the hrough a canopy which was pu| up between the palace door and-th automobile. Still, that was custon and nobody s&emed to question At another time I attended viceregal garden party In New Dt and there, amidst a glitter pomp and splendor, I was presenteq; to her highness, the late Begum Bhopal, the famous woman rulerjl She wa>s closely veiled, but I learnec that she had a penchant for get-l ting her picture taken. She had| given away innumerable autograph-! ed copies, despite the fact that! males who were non-relatives wer«| not supposed to see her face. Purdah still exists in India. Youl even find purdah girls in some oil the universities. But it is on Its way! out, and wornerj/ are coming ink| their ow.n forget Is making the 50-point bonus doubled contract. and Miss Marcla Webber of Bloom-l field, Mo., who are also student^ there. The Public Speaking Class of I the city high school had a program I yesterday in celebration of Long-j .fellows birthday. Robert Fisher told I of Interesting incidents In the H'-" of the poet, ddie Saliba re» "Grandfathers Chair". Miss Sarah I Jo Little related a few of his-most inspiring poems s,nd Yscldah Crocker read "The Psalm of Life." Screen Star 90 per cent.it I remember correctly, their voles, but we can get down SO THEY SAY under the level of their minds." "Jane Wyman Is their choice." Louise said. "A litlle bell rings when they think of 'Johnny Belinda.' " Best supporting aclor award, Ihry jald, will RO to Charles Blck- forrl for ".lohnny Belinda." They were somewhal in doubt about the coveted Irving Thalberg award. Walter Wangcr might get Are we, Ihe American people the tools and fools for which Ihe Communists take us? 1 avow thai unless the whole American people, wllhout further o.sliich-likc actions and pretenses, unite to stop the Communist floonhiRS of otir own land—our sons...shall be summoned Irom their homes and famillesAo bear arms agahisl those who would desecrate and deslroy them.—Fiancts Cardinal Spellnun. 1 picked up their option and asked them back. Why not? I'm Jusl as curious as anyone else In Hollywood. Whal's more. Mardoni and Louise are Ihe only mind readers who can do Ihcir work over a 3000-mile area. They were In Ihr South, and Hollywood, as everyone knows. Is righl here. I called them up in Jackson. Miss., the other niehl and though | u [ n r "Josn of Arc" and Laurence it could have been my imazina- i Olivier nilsht jet it for "Humid." Ion, they sounded awfully other-| "We don't hem any bells." Louise worldish. "We'v» hern searching mlnrts for several weeks now and we've learned a lot nf Interesting llilius," Louise whispered. "All about Acamedy voting, that is." Mardonl interrupled, "Laurence Olivier is solnj to ttl the award fnr besl aclor be- ramr of 'HamlcT." l,nulse said. ohe souucled as Ihough she might swooti. Maybe being a mind-reader, she knows more aljout Olivier than Ihr rest of us. Bul 'Mardoni cut in •gain, just like a husband. said "What rise?" I asked. "Sorry." Mai'doni whispered. "Our ectoplasm is running out. Besides, it's lime for our nc;;t floor show. What more do you want?" J.867 4> A K J 986 5 V None • 108 5 + K9 Rubber—N-S \>. South West NorOi 1 * 2 * 3 » . 1 * Pass S + 6 A Pass 6 A Redouble Pass Pa*-* Openin?— * K S » Doubl P»M HORIZONTAL 1.8 Depicted popular screen star 13 Hospilal resident physician 14 Eagle's nes' 15 Scottish sheepfold ISProboscidcs 18 Organ of hearing 19 Diminulwe suffix 20 Disposed of i a will 22 Thus VERTICAL 1 Mud 2 Dill 3 Indian 4 Musical note 5 Sea eagle 6 Son of Sclh 7 Bird's home 8 Hops' kiln 9 Pronoun 10 Exist reel score. South has quite a problem whether lo open the bidding witli lour spades or Just one spade. North and South arc vulnerable, so Eas: and West might well take a good .saciilice in hearts. However, South dees open with one spade, and when West bids two diamonds, llMt IIIUIC MM *uu m.nv. Wild I WIV.L unu » •• — • I thought boiler ot asking Ihcm 1 Norlh - s bid of three diamonds no. lor a tip on Hie seventh race at Santa Anila and said I would contact them again next year. A wind of 30 miles an hour is nine times us strong as a 10-mile wind. onlv «hmvs support in spades, but indicates control of the diamond suit. Over East's bid ot three hearts, South's four heart bid also Is a cue-bid. The bid of six clubs on the part ol South Is mad« in the 12 Airship 17 Babylonian 'deity n20H is (poet ) 21 Conclusion 23 Talking bird 23 Jumbled type 25 Trying 24 Negative reply experience 26 Ages 28 One-eighth ol an ounce 31 Heart 32 Payable 33 Rocky pinnacle 34 Piece out 35 Smell 37 Time gone bj 38 Symbol for tantalum 39 Indian 40 Doctor of Medicine lab.) 42 Exodus (pi,) 48 Myself 50 Assist 52 Shrub 53 Pitch 54 Intersect 56 She is • motion picture SB Weird 26 External (comb, form) II Narrow inlels 27 Crucifix 29 Sea birds 30 Encounter 36 College cheer 37 Dance step 40 Kind of spice 45 Mohammedan ! priesl 46 Speed conlest 47 Official acti 48 Bulk 49 Formerly 51 Drone bee 53 Golf mound