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BLVraEViL.LB (ASK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1949 THE BLYTOEVTLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OCX H. IT BAINBB, foDtlMbtr JAUZ8 L. VEtHOCrr Utter PAUL D. HUMAN, Sot* WkllUK AilftDta, Wttao Co. N*« *orfc Chka^o, Dttraft PubU«h»d Crcrr Artenxxw Bzc*pt Sunday Entered •» Moood elan matter w the poit- efffc* at Blytherllie, Aikanau. under act ot Cao- gntf. Oetotet «, l»» Member ot Tb* ftatocltt»d Prcai SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carriei In the city at BljtbeviJk at toy tubuibui tcwn when carrier aenrto* It 'ji&l» Uined, 20e per week ot 85c pel month BT """. withlr » radius ot 50 ouie* MM) pat jetr, WJX> tor ali months. II00 for three momru: bj null out.'Ki« 60 mil* vne lUUX) pat rtat payable In advance. Medi tot ions And he that Is courageous among the miglity shall flee a*»y naked In that day, safth the Lord. —Amw 2:16. * * * The human race are sons of borrow born, And each must have his portion. Vulgar mind* Refuse or cranch beneath their load: til* brave Bears theirs without repining. —Mallet and Thomson. Barbs The air of our big cities holds tons of dlrlr— but most of it isn't true. • * * * Even? man gels his share of bad breaks, says a professor. Well, why not gel them relined? • • • Some folks already have had their vacations— others are trying to get squared up again. • » • Most people weigh less in summer lhao In winter, according to » doctor. Not so many heavy colds. • • » The scenery in summertime never gets its just praise. We all run out or descriptive adjectives. Advice to 149 Graduates: Truth Stronger Than Fiction It's graduation time again. Across the land, young men and women getting out of college are being advised by our leading citizens how to meet the world. Graduates are being told these' are troublous times, that the threat of war hangs over us, that freedom is in peril from communism, that population is outrunning world resources, that our health, security and education need new lifeguards, that a hundred other dire circumstances prevail. •' Most of this may well be true. Certainly there have been more restful moment! in history. But however bleak the outlook, the graduation speakers are not counselling a mood of hopelessness. Something can b« done about it. Much depends, they say, on how the graduates themselves meet the challenge. • Nothing new in this kind of talk, of course. For long years every graduating class has been told to stick out its chin and face down the world. General exhortations to virtue are standard commencement fare. ' We voice the fervent wish, however, that this time the speakers cut through the welter of the world's dilemmas and talk in simple, human terms that may serve as real guideposts to the graduates. Here's one approach we think of offhand that we would like to hear: "You students are leaving the college world, where truth is the great, single, unifying goal. You are entering the outside world, where truth competes openly and often violently with falsehood, half-truth, and propaganda. You will bump into baffling mixtures of these elements. "If you are ever to play any useful part in bettering the world, learn quickly to recognize these cheap alloys that corrupt truth. Resist their intrusion into your own thinking. War upon them wherever you find them. "Distortions of truth are a prized weapon in the battle of ideas raging today. But truth is stronger and will blunt that weapon, however lethal it sometimes is. "You will need courage to combat the users of falsehood and propaganda. They will too seldom be your avowed enemies. They may be in positions of power. They may even be, on occasion, your friends. "But if you flinch from fighting them, you will go down in the struggle to bring peace and order and justice to this complex world. "Presuming you do stand for truth, don't resort to your opponents' tricks to beat them. Propaganda is not the antidote for propaganda. '' "Don't rely upon name-calling and label-inning. People, like the world, are complex. No short labels fit them. They «r« cot conveniently divided among uintt and tinnart. In their personalities they *r« white and black and all the shades of jrray between. "So think hard and long before you dust off those Handy little badges labeled 'reactionary,' 'liberal,' 'fascist' and 'communist.' Judge people as lolal human beings, in the full light of their experience. "If you can go out from here eciuijv ped with these attitudes, you will have made a big start toward helping crack the problems Ihqf, beset us all." Blow to the Bookies A woman out West has been given a drug called glutamic acid in the hope it may change her personality and cure her irresistible gambling urge. Even if the drug works, we predict it won't get into common use. JusL let a little of the stuff get sprinkled around at Hialeah, Santa Anita or some of our other gaming palaces and the proprietors will be hollering: "Unfair trade practice!" VIEWS OF OTHERS Good Intentions And Housing The public housing and slum clearance bill deserve* House approval. As the Senate lias already recognized, American cities cannot dig out of their (luins without federal aid. The. bill I* also a measure of elementary Justice, for Congress has repeatedly voted generous aids i o housing, lot higher-Income families but it has done nothing since 1938 to improve the lot o[ slum- dwellers. Anticipating that the bill will pass, some Congressmen are now trying to contrive relief for tne millions who earn too much for public housing but too little for decent private housing on todays market. Hugh Mitchell of Washington and 21 other Representatives are thinking hi terms ol 60- year loans at low interest rates to housing cooperatives and limited dividend corporations. Their purpose ti fine, but things have come to a pretty pass when a 30-year-old must sign a contract that runs until he la 90 tor a house to live in. "Home ownership" would be a sheer fiction. The 20- and 23-year mortgages o[ the FHA started with the same good Intentions, but the original hopes in them have been thoroughly withered. Housing was to become abundant through easier purchase terms, but easier credit has been canceled out by higher prices, and abundance has not come. After 15 years ol this, It Is obvious that the . strongest emphasis of federal policy should shirt 1 from housing credit to housing technology, it Is la the power of Congress to speed the overdue mass production revolution In the building In- (Suitry by a system ol hard-headed Incentives and. If need be, by practical public demonstrations ot what can be dons. With the vigorous use of this power, the pending bill would come much closer to meeting the present and future need lor public housing. Citlw eould at-latt-'ue the way out of their slums. Middle-bracket people would no longer need to mortgage themselves for long years. This chance really to bring a cure to a sickly and pampered Industry, instead ol merely pumping more glucose into Its veins, begs for next attention on the housing front. ST. _ LOUIS POST-DISPATCH It All Depends— Herbert Hoover certainly Is no microphone crooner when he speaks. He is at an tven greater disadvantage when he appears In news movies, for no one ever would contuse his pulchritude with Ulat of, say, Clark Gable. But, Mr. Hoover has one virtue in that he can «ay a "mouthful" In mighty few words, as evidenced by his answer to a writer for the magazine, U. s. News and World Report. He was asked what he thought were the principal barriers in the way ol reorganising the government. "The barriers are that everybody wants to reorganize everybody else In the United States, but he wants to be left alone himself." But, that's been said many times before, you say. And you're right, thousands of times, often with sparkling metaphor and simile. But Mr. Hoover covered the subject from one cardinal point to the other plainly .within the Imagination of all of us. Hts answer recalls a congressman's reply the olher day when he was reminded that he favored reducing spending on some proposal or another: "But not our salaries." Everybody knows the one about "It all depends upon whose ox Ii gored." —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT SO THEY SAY A Tip for June Graduates MONEY TOR G4MPAIC HJNCJ MV frond of 'New Era' Thinking s Challenged by Ex-President PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Plan to Convert Uranium Plant's F.uel Supply May Mean Trouble for AEC BT Peter Ed son NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — There's another thing that Atomic Energy Commission Chairman David E. Lllienthal will probably be beat over the head with by Sen. Bourke B. Hickcnlooper of Iowa. It's the AEC plan to convert the Oak -Ridge, Teen., uranium plant from coal to natural gas for its primary fuel supply. Federal Power Commission has already approved this project and construction of the $10,000,000 pipeline to supply the gas to Oak Ridge Is all ready to begin. But the fight Isn't over yet. The issue has raised something of a rumpus not only in Tennessee, hut In New York. Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. Gas companies supplying consumers in those states claim that permitting Oak Ridge to burn natural gas In steam boilers will I and congressional disapproval. So reduce the supply ol cooking and contracts were made with existing heating gas in some 338 cities and I private utilities. Move The Atomic Energy Commission and the Army's Manhattan district engineer office before it have both worried about coal supplies. During the miners' strikes of 1946 and 1947, the Oak Ridge coal stockpile was cut from 200,000 to about 85,000 tons. At one time coal was being moved in by trucks from nearby wagon mines. After thla experience, j AEC decided to switch to gas. The issue was presented to Federal Power Commission as necessary for the national defense. This also influenced the Department of Commerce in making an allocation of steel for the pipeline. AEC lawyers think the atomic energy act Is broad enough to have authorized construction of the pipeline by the Atomic Energy Commission itself. But it was felt this expenditure and activity would have met with considerable public Dependability and Economy Cit The arguments given here gas Is the more dependable towns, including Washington, D.c. A petition has been filed to reopen and reconsider the case before the FPC. The Joint Congressional Committee on Atomic Energy has already Issued a report criticizing the Oak Ridge switch from coal to gas. The Atomic Energy Commission's position Is therefore not too good on this issue, even though It claims tlie action -was necessary to insvire nT - ional security by providing for continuous operation nt Oak Ridge. The uranium plant was located nt Oak Ridge In the first place because It was close to big coal supplies in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. The plant now consumes 860.000 tons of coal n year Fear of Coal Shortage Prompted Tennessee Gas Transmission Co., in which Stone & Webster have big interest, operates the mnin transcontinental pipeline in this area. It runs from San Salvador. Tex,, to Charleston, w. Va. Along this line the company sells gas wholesale to retail distributors. Thirty miles north of Nashville, the Co. East Tennessee cuts in. Natural Gas I came out ol the first war and saw the talr- craft) industry lal! on it* face. Mr. Stalin has delayed it a bit this time, but It's going to happen again.—Guy W. Vaughan, former president, Cur- tlss-Wrighl Aeronautical Corp. t * * The problems of relations between unions and management are the problems of two partners m production—problems In human relations... .There is no magic formula for Industrial peace; it takes hard work by both unions «nd employers, and finally society.—AFL President William Green. * * * Some of the best friends I have In the world arc there (in America). Most Americans aie good guys. But I despise American reaction. Communist leader Gerhart Eisler. » » » It Isn't so much what you don't say that matters as how you don't say It.—Chairman David E. Lilienthal of Atomic Energy Commission. The new FPC permit would authorize East Tennessee Gas to build a 22-inch pipeline running 172 miles lo Oak Ridge. Capacity of this line would be 100.000.000 cubic feet a day. When gas starts to flow the Oak Ridge plant will for time use both coal and gas as fuels Eventually it will use only gas as primary fuel supply. they point to past shortages and future that fuel and also that it will save the government $1.200,000 it year. Unde present operations, 60,000.000 cubi feet of gas per day will be con siimed. Under planned plant ex pansion, consumption will be SO, 000.000 cubic fe»t a day. Federal Power Commission any :hls consumption win not impai service to other consumers burniu Tennessee Gas. But companie farther up the line— East Ohio Gas Columbus Gas and Electric, ar Hope Natural Gas— claim this wi deprive them of enough gas for potential , 140.000 customers. Also natural ga limited sup piles. Heretofore the FPC hns ha a fixed policy a! denying the use 0 natural gas under industrial steal boilers when other fuels were read ily available. National Coal Awn., United Mln Workers and the Railway Labo Executives Assn.— also fearing los of business and loss of jobs— hav Joined with the eastern gas com panics in what they call "The Fue. Research Council." The council's argument is tha adequate coal supplies can be stock piled at Oak Ridge to keep th plant going for longer periods tha any coal strike ever lasted. The Oa Ridge reservation covers 70 squar miles and has plenty of space fo coal piles. • A further argument is that tr present Taft-Hartley labor la could be invoked to prevent a strik that would tic up operation of tli government plant at Oak Ridg To this the reply is made that th me request law' mav be repealed or amended remembered. amJAEC cnn't take this chance Th« DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jtrdu, M.D. Written fa: NEA Service Lockjaw, or tetanus, Is an ex- •emely serious disease. In recent ears about 700 deaths have been ecorded from this disease annually, t can be prevented, however. For lany years an antitoxin has been Bailable which counteracts it, pro- ding It is given before the active ,'inptoms develop. The germ which causes lockjaw i present almost everwhere on he soil and on objects which have ome In contact with the earth, he germs are carried into the ssues by the penetration of a rusty ail or other object. Here, deep in h» tissues, the germ grows and reduces a toxin or poison which carried by the blood stream hrough the body. Toxoid Prevention Actually the most effective mea- ure in combating lockjaw is to reduce an immunity or resistance ) the poisonous toxin ahead of me. This is done by giving two r three injections of a tetanus oxoid, which ctuses the human body o produce its own antitoxin. Dur- ng World War n a n astonishngly mall number' of cases of tetanus ccurred among our soldiers and ailors because military personnel ;ere given toxoirt injections. Toxoid can now be given to child- en combined with diptheria and whooping cough vaccine. No serious disadvantages have been discovered nd, since the disease is so serious vhen It does occur, this simple me- hod is well worthwhile. If a person who has received the oxoid is later Injured in such way as to cause fear of the disease ill that is necessary Is to give another injection of the toxoid. The .oxoid practically never produces unpleasant reactions and this i. another advantage over antitoxin. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions ti readers! However, each days he wil answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. THE DOCTOR ANSWERS vgrotx By Edwin P. Jordan, Md D. QUESTION: will drinking six o seven cups of coffee have anything to do with high blood pressure? ANSWER: it is doubtful tha coffee drinking has anything to wiili producing high blood pressure Coffee does contain a strong drug however, and is often forbidden or allowed In small quantities only when a patient has already develop ed high blood pressure. lions." He said. "Certainly, Just th same as there is In bridge. I thin' I was pretty lucky to make, si clubs on today's hand, but. o course, the rest of the family help ed out." Van Deventer won the opcnin: lead of the jack ot clubs with th queen and then led a heart. Nortl jumped in with the ace and imnie diately tried to set the contract b cashing (he ace of diamonds, bu Van DeveiilCT trumped this. cashed two more clubs and led heart, which he won with the queer in dummy. He now led the Queer of diamonds, which South did no cover .so he discarded a spade. H now proceeded to cash the jack aiv the ten of diamonds, upon whic! he discarded his losing spades, tnu making six clubs. 75 Years Ago In Blyfhevilfe Mrs. Helen Blythe. invalid, sent a box of flowers Sunday b Walter WInchell. New York Co] umnist and radio entertainer. I observance of "Shut in Day" Sui day, WInchell said he would sen flowers lo any shut ins whos names were sent to him.. He re celved more than 3000. Mrs. W. Williams also of this city sent the request that Mrs. Blythe By DeWftt MacKenzle AP Fottifn Affalri Analyst That was a bold and challenging ;)t?cch which former President lerbert Hoover made at Ohio We.i- iyan University during the week- nd, when he took a vigorous dig at he brand of "new era" thinking hich -substitutes security for self- eliance. It's likely to bring him a cod deal of-mail, pro and con. Certainly the topic Is timely, for here are few corners of the wocBbi •here it isn't being discussed 'and* many cases experimented with. Even John Bull, who through th« has stood lor solid con- ervalism, now is up to hts neck in ocialism. Hoover said that while "security" liminates the risks of life, it "also <flls the joy that lies In competl- ion. in Individual adventure, new undertakings and new achieve- nents. These contain moral and In- ellectual impulses more vital than iven profits, for from them alone lornes national piogress." This Is from a man life a romance of American success. He was orphaned al 10 and was self- supportinc uv 15. He rose to the op as a mining-encineer. working n many parts of the frnrld. Fame came to him for his relief admin- stration work In Europe during World War One, and dually iic was elected to the presidency. Previous,y he had served eight years as sec- •etary of commerce. And it k recorded that Hoover gave every dollar from his public salaries to help the needy. But !et'» let back to that speech. Seek lo Ksc»I>e "At all times in history there have been many who sought escape Into 'security' from self-reliance," said the ex-president. "And, if you will look over the workings of these newest eras throughout the world, you may notice that the judgmen^ of the Lord on Adam has not rj - entlrely reversed, even by the Su- preme'Court of the United States Moreover, governments have been able to fix the wages of sin Nor have they found a substitute for profit alld other persona! stimulants." Do you remember what the Lor< said to Adam? It went like tins 'Because Ihou lias onto the voice of thy wife, and has eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, thou shalt n° eat of it; cursed Is the ground to thv sake; In sorrow shalt thou en of it all the days of thy life; 'Thorns also and thistles shall 1 bring forth to thee; arid thou shal eat tile herb of the field; "In the sweat of thy face shal thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it was thou taken: for dust thou art, an< unto dust shalt thou return." Not All New Ideas Used The United States hasn't embrac ed all the new era Ideas, said Mr Hoover, adding:' '"' "The reactionary notion of equa opportunity with the right of every one to go as far a s his ambition and abilities will take him, provid ed he does not trespass on others, still holds In the American dream. Daes it still hold In the dream of other "capitalistic" nations Well. Britain for one Is making great experiment In socialism. She has had some four years of .socialism, going far into nationalization and even daring to social'** medicine. Another general election Is due to be held by July of neTt year, and then the people will pass tneir verdict on the question of security versus self-reliance, as Mr. Hoover phrases it. That verdict will be by a nation which achieved it* greatness through "competition, in Individual adventure, new undertakings and new achievements." be IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine .Tohnson EA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. (NEA)—It's a ncw'i MacMurray Is a narcotic agent, too. "Journey for Margaret"—a journey through that child star nightmare, the "awkward age." The shadow of the awkward age is on 12-year-old Margaret O'Bricn nd the dissolution of her contract with M-G-M. where she has been star for eight years, was not entirely unexpected. The announcement was familiar — Margaret was "unhappy" with her roles and she "asked for and received her immediate release." There's now talk of a Broadway play, a picture for J. Arthur Rank in England. The KO'IR will b« rough. It lways Is. Mama O'Brien's -separation from orchestra leader Don Sylvio wil! end the discord in Margaret's life. But her separation from M-G-M will disarrange her life again. The Ihlrd girl from the end was kicking up a pair ol shapely legs in a smoke-filled, low-down Mexican bistro for a scene in "Borderline." The little she was wearing was yellow with black polka dots and two pink daisies on wires were bouncing around on her ho\d. I blinked because chc looked just like Claire Trevor. "Hi," Claire Trevor Mid. "I'm back In the chorus, This Is what happeiu when you win a monument." A monument? Claire expl; old son "mama's mor NO DOPE But Claire really isn't a chorus girl. She's an agent for the Narcotic Bureau and she's tracking down tmucgleri In Mtxico. Fred but she thinks he's a smuggler. Fred thinks CInire is a smuggler and— "It's a bis chase with a lot of laughs," Claire said. "It's a tour de force for Claire," Milton Bren said. Milton is Cl.iirc's husband and the film's producer. "It's got everything," he explained. "Comedy, heavy drama--everything Claire due's so well." Claire said she had to sit down on account of the dancing was murdering her feet. "Isn't It awful," she said, "being gay all day when you have to get up at 5:30 in the morning?" "But we've made a pact not to discuss the picture when we get home at night." Producer Bren said. "That's right." CInire said. "Tell the man what we talk about." Rrcn crinnrd sheepishly and said: -We talk abont the picture." Joan Bloiulcll will collect S'ioOO n week for her summer straw-hat circuit tour in "Happy Birthday." . . l.ina Romay nnd Luis Nunez, Sec HOLLYWOOD on Page 7 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William K. McKcrmcy America's Card Authority VYrlUfn lor XEA Service xplaincd. Her 5 1-2-yrar- | f \ifin Pirn, alls her Academy Oscai ,, •.'" ' '"If ' Tionument." J /jfS Doilblt Doubled Bid Many cld-timer.s in bridge will recall u!;iyinp -Twenty Questions" al the home of the lale P. Hal S:ms in Deal, N. J., yeart ago. I wa* ntere.'led in learning how the Van Devenler family sot started on "Twenty Question" and built it up to the largc-s t c" a m radio program in the country. It Is heard on 425 stations across Three v.-ell known citizens of are: J. Louis Cherry. J. H. Smart. Jr., and Herman Mnthews all of Blytheville. Most of the 30 farmers who entered the contest are young men who have been active In Four H work under the guidance of J. H. Critz and S. D. Carpenter, county agents. Miss Eve Harwell, bride-elect, Mississippi County have been chos-jwas Riven a lovely luncheon yes- en to judge farms in Mississippi I terday by Mrs. John Sawyer. Jr., County for the Commercial Appeal [ of Carutncrsville, and Miss Mflrthd "Plant To Prosper" contest. They ' Robinson at the Robinson home. AQ10S32 V A J 5 2 » A + J108 VIM Deventer *KJ« V8643 * None * AKQ6 32 A A874 »7 » K65432 + 54 Rubber—N'cithcr vul. Soulh Wes* North East Pass 14 1 * 4 4t Double Redouble Double 6 4 Double Opening—+ J 2 » 5 » Pass 15 the nation every Saturday night, except on (he Pacific Const, where it i.s rebroadcast on Sunday night.s. Although the family developed "Twenty Questions." Fred ha.s never given up his newsc.«titie. He still broadcasts news daily over a New- York station. After moving from Detroit !o New York, the Van Deventer family often discussed the possibilities ol a quiz program. One night at dinner, daughter Nancy said. "Dad, why not 'Animal, Vegetable. Mineral 1 ?" It took » IOTIR time to get the program under way. but today, when Bill Sl.itcr introduces Florence Rinard. that is Mrs. Van Deventer. Bobby McGuire .the youngster on the program, Is Bobby Vim Deventer. I asked Van Deventer if there was any luck in coming up with the right answer on "Twenty Que» Rodent Answer to Previous Puzzle IIORIZONTAl, 1.3 Depicted rodent Id Wrongdoer 12 Assignment 14 Also 15 Browned bread 17 Vehicle 18 Not (prefix) 10 Death 21 Cerium (symbol) 22 nip '2-1 Insccl eggs 26 Gaelic 27 Poems 28 Samarium (symbol) 29 Fi ce .10 Tola I 31 Month (ab ) 32 Nostril 33 German king 36 Above 37 Employer 38 "Smallest State" (ab.) J9 Cotton fabrics 45 Bo.v's nickname 46 Pedal digil 48 Idaho's capital 49 Goddess of Infatuation M) Shelled 52 Proffer 54 Tumults 55 Portal VERTICAL I Meal : 2 Finish 3 Hill in em ANN 1 fvTclu 01 k 5 Plalc.ui 6 Lcnvings 7 Abraham's home (Bib ) 8 Membranous bag 3 Made into law 10 fry lightly 11 Fabulous bird 13 Attire 32 II is found in 16 An (Scot.) ——- America 13 Visionaries 34 Sway 20 Huge 35 Command 23 Make certain 40 Kncouragt 25 Foolish ones 4 I Foxes 30Hcdcemer 42 East Indies Ub.) 43 Suffix 44 Require 47 High priest <9S!ir SI Behold! 53 Negative reply

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