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PAGE TWELVE BLY'l'HEVJLLE (ARK.y COURIER NEWS •WEDNESDAY, JUNK •<. 1SM7 |SE BLYTBEVtttLE CX)URIEB NEWS [ THE COOBHER N¥W»" OO. I H. W. HAINE8. *uMWMr ! JAMZS t" VKRHOKPF, Editor PAUL D. aOMAM. Advwtlsiac tl&wer Sal*] kl Ad* •ir entatives: WklUce Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Manpti*. PuMtebtd xvtry Afternoon Kzeept Sunday Entered as Mcond cUus matter at the t»st- offtce at BlytheviUe, Arkansas, \uider act of Con- frets, Ocjober, S..1917. . •• Served by the United Preu '• SUBsfaRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the cny ot Blythevllle or any niburyan town where carrier service Is maintained' SOc per week, or &5o per month. '. By ituil within a radius of *0 wiles, $4.00 per vear $200 for six months, $1.00 for three months; ; by inali outside SO mile xone, »IO.OQ per year ; payable in advance. Meditation Only they would have us remember :ne iwor, which thing I. was eager lo do.-Galatiiuii 2:10. A i.ioor man served by thee, sh*ll tnalw thec rich; A yick man helped by thee, shall iiuil<.» tl>" strong; i Thou Shalt thyself be serve.), by every sense of service Ihou hast rendered.—Kiiznbclh Browning, Ten ^Minute Whitewash Some months ago the House Un- Ameviean Activities Committee, linving investigator communism for years, deckled to look around for any Fascist clangor in this .country. H appointed a subcommittee made up <4 Reps. John McDowell of Pennsylvania, Richard Vail of Illinois, and John Wood of Georgia. During those months; according to Mr Vail, the subcommittee's investigation of fascism consisted of one meet- < ing. The meeting lasted 10 minutes. ' As i< result of this exhaustive study the group has now'assured the country : that there is no Fascist clangor in any American "hate" organization or "liatti" attitude. Some of the reasons arc: interesting. Said Mr. McDowell, "ThcytV are groups here that hate Catholics and hate Jews and hate one thing and another But as far as I can find, there is no evidence that they're dangerous. The only danger is if they join together, and you need-money for that." Mr. Vail aaid, of the Columbians, that "all these movements are rn'ative- ly insignificant. They are o!' no consequence at all and are fluttering movements that develop in a country of this size." He also said that it is the Communists who are "attempting to build up the Fascist issue," and further milled that "1 wouldn't know a Fascist if I had one by the tail." When they dismiss the whole subject after an "investigation" consisting of one 10-minute meeting these congressmen reveal a complacency—a aense- • .less, anesthetized complacency—which 'plays into the hands of any subversive element. Perhaps the term fascism confused the subcommittee. Perhaps its members don't even know what fascism is, even though the Columbians had the perfect blueprint for a Fascist state. But since they are members,of n committee investigating un-American activities, they should be able to recognize such activities. Do these gentlemen know that a senator was re-elected not long ago on a platform which denied to one group of citizens rights guaranteed tham by the U. S. Constitution? Do they know that a representative once referred to a Jewish nowspaperm'an—and on the floor of the House—as a "little kike" 1 / Do they know that the mass murder of Negroes and the desecration of synagogues are not uncommon occurrences in this country of ours? The seeds of fascism arc in such actions. It is not true, as Mr. Mc, Downll says, that the hate groups have done ho harm. It is not true, though Mr. Vail would have us believe it, that the Communists are the only oiws who are raising this issue. The issue is raised by Americans who are proud of their country, ils . government and its traditions, and ashamed of those who debase them. Fortunately there are more of such Americans than of those who think as members of this subcommittee do, and who apparently are content to let , Amtrica remain the land of the lynch I mobs as well as of the free, and the home ot the Klan as well as the brave. VIEWS OF OTHERS Now to Test the "Doctrine What President Truman sftid in 5i;'n!ng the bill for Greek-Turkish aid was fine. lie expressed well the desires of Americans that this measure should help all the people and not Ju« a lac- lion hi those countries, and that it should pro- mole peace and uphold the United Nations. But lhe real lest of lhe whole Truman Doctrine will come in tile actual conduct of American miiilaiy and financial intervention. Good intentions must be translated into practice. Mr. Truinnn forecast one first .step when he stilo that tile American Ambassador.) to the recipi"nt countries would at once begin negotiations with their Governments on agreements lo c.iiry out lhe terms of the Act passed by Congress. These pacts may contain snleguurds which congress did not include. . For instance, amendments proposed l>y Senator Lodge would have required that Govern-^ incuts getting- American help set up taxation progr.uns for self-help in reconstruction nnd that >he money not ho used to promote totalitarianism of nny kind, cilhe'r communistic or fascists. H was though that if Congress publicly required these things from lhe Greek Government, (he Unilcd States would be charged, wltli elvln,! orders to Greece. Bui H the Athens Government should decide lo make an agreement providing such safeguards lllis objection would fall. Tlint American intervention holds promise of gold is already Indicated in the Gtcck Government's agreement to grant nn amnesty to lhe guerrillas. Anything lhe United States can do to restrain the e.vlrcmisas on both sides, to clean up corruption, and lo bring about an M- mospiserc favoring moderate opinion will be all to the good. Of course, the Governments in Athens and Ankara know Hint, lhe United States' main objective is to erect a barrier ngniiuf. Russian expnnskm Also they may reason that Washington cannot now pull buck. But Congress hns not yet actually uuproprmtei! the. money. And the Greek Government, at least, would be hopeless without American support. When Mr. Truman says that in this step the United Stales is furtlierine purpose 1 ; identical with those of the United Nations he is "fudging" n bit For it cannot quite be said Una the purpose of U. N. is to stop Russian expansion. And the difficulty that arises in U. N. over such questions' is sharply exposed in the conclusion just readied by its Balkan Investigating Commission. The Commission, after several wects of inquiry on the ground, declares Yugoslavia Bulgaria, and Albania have supported the Greek gucriPns. It also urges that tho Security Council consider such acts in the future ns "a threat to peace within the meaning of the United Nations Charier." Tho commission spire, a lo a, over t-ils report. You can have three guesses as to who the minority represents. And you won't pec iHliat ninny to say what would happen should n proposal for enforcement conn to the Council. ' i V ij ^^(H Probably Russia would not need to veto il. She can bring in u minority report denying the Communists from these countries have helped the Greek guerillas. She can use extensive U. N machinery lo prevent a clear-cut decision. That it one reason the t3nitcd Stntfli did not wail for the U. N. to intervene in Greece and Turkoy. But if tho United States is not exactly acting for a U. U. in which Russia looni'i large, it is. we -believe, promoting by parallel fiction U. N.'s fundamental aim to keep the peace. As listed by Mr. Trunian, the conditions of peace "include "the ability of nations to maintain order and independence, and to suppt-it themselves economically." We trust that American did will foster those conditions. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Something Tells Us We're Being Ployed for Suckers Perhaps the Army Should Buy Back Surplus Items From WAA Th« DOCTOR SAYS 1!> WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Although llck-s can spread disease f they are infected, not all of them ire infected nnd the diseases toy •spread arc limited lo a few locali- I Lies. General warnings about ticks often fall lo mention these facts, and vacationists arc caused nniie- ce.ssary anxiety. Wood and dog ticks are found everywhere. Anyone may pick up a few by walking through fields or woods. If a tick is Infected. It takes it from two to four hours to transmit diesease, as It must feed before it can pass on germs. Ticks which are removed before they are through feeding are harmless. Ticks Injure man and animals by the irritation of their bites, by • By FKKPKRICK C- OTHMAN ' (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, June 4 — Among the tilings the army needs to •protect us from our enemies are clippers, dogs, toenail, It also wants some dogs. And In a minute I'll got to pigeons, shoe polish and socks; that is, if I man' ' •lenia age lo straighten out the proe of the military's pups: . |jL). "How long arc these digs good lor?" Demanded Rep. Albert J, Engel of Mich., In charge of dolint; out the $16,000 the Avmy wants for dogs in fiscal 1948. "About four years," replied J. G. Winner, the Army's dog expert. "Would they die, or what?" asked Rep. Engel. "They begin to lose their efficiency." snlcl Brig. Gen. H. Fcld- man, the deputy quartermaster general. The general said his Mr. Winner needed 85 new dogs at $150 each producing paralysis through their | to keep the^dog^corps at a permn- normal secretions, an<| by'spread- ' ' "- ing the cause of Rocky Mountain s|X>tted fever, relapsing fever, and sometimes rabbit fever. nent strength of 300. "How many dogs to a platoon?" ennutred Hep. Engcl. "Twenty seven." said Winner. Average tick bite results in some "They have 13 men, but they carry inflammation, but animals can Be- spare dogs to allow for sick dogs." come so accustomed to them, irri- I . 'There are 19 men for 27 dogs? tation does no develop. Tick bites Cried the gentleman from Michl- go away of their own accord and d,o gan. not require any special treatment. > "Yes," said Winner. The dog Tick paralysis can ailect man trainers, plus the l.OCO.OOO other sheep, cattle, dogs and cats. Prob- soldiers in next year's army (the able cause is their poisonous salava. congressman discovered,' after a Symplons develop nine to 15 days hurried change of sublet), will after they have attached themselves keep their shoes well-polished, to the skin. REMOVAL METHODS Rocky Mountain spotted fever Marshall Sends Assistant to Berlin to Begin Shift frqm Army to Civilians in Occupied Areas Ity PETER EDSON NEA -Washington Correspomh'iil HtU.IlRlNG TO KES1CX This shift would nnt mean the WASHINGTON. June 4. (NEAl : withdrawal of Amcn= in armed -'or—Secretary of state George C. Mar- cos from Germany. Hol'ctug of the U. S. Army would fce noccssaiy. all's recently announced inlcn- . On|y ' lhe o ' f ,i cl(l i, concerned with on to complete transfer ot u. S. ! poli'tical affairs won;;l he channel!. ilitary government in Germany In same eases this might mere!y om the War Department to the [ mean that officers now on tin; jc.b ate Department has moved one «-oulct be permitted to rejii;n their ring was on active duty with the general staff, in charge of military government. He took off his uniform and moved lo the State Department in February 1946 at the request of Secretary James F. Byrnes, to carry on as a civilian the work, he hart begun aR a soldier. He likes this work, but as he says' he is rapidly going broke at it, he 1n5 occurs chiefly in Montana, Idaho, and a few other western states. Eastern variety is seen in the Alle- heny Mountain region. Dogs can be freed of ticks by applying any commercial powder containing rotenone. Best method of getting rid of ticks on human skin is to remove them gently without; squeezing them. QUESTION: My father nus tuberculosis, and his eyes have been bothering him a great deal lately. Could eye trouble be caused by tuberculosis? ANSWER: One form of tuberculosis affects the eyes, but if your physician has not been able to find evidence of it in your father's eyes, the condition must be due to another cause. ep nearer with the departure j commissions nnd carry on their • ( o g ivc ^ ,,p r Berlin of Assistant Secretary , present work as civilian's. Tnj ),j ft ' in t h c directing War Howard C. t'ctersen. He car- | while the U. S. Arm* now ha* IMS lnis sl n ""»-<-»»b ed with him first plans for shill- , than 60,000 officers and men , g the U. S- /.one from military to jLs V011D („ Germany, only nbnut vilian control. These plans wen.' orked out in conjunction Maj.-Gen. John 'H. 'Hillclring ' of them are directly concerned with military government. Tills . n;i " number is being constantly reduced of U. S. military government ao the policy-making level comes at moment when Germany is more hi the news than at any time the shooting war was on. ft is stilt America's number one problem, the robably be in line to succeed Clay [ Dn t personnel for administrative s lop American official in Berlin jobs in the government of occupied vhon the transfer of authority'. Is nv cas' will be the most difficult made. If the preliminary plans are nb- .eptnble to Clay and Murphy, fujY her steps to complete the admin- strativc transfer will he made on Petcrsen's return to Washington, n the next few weeks. problem which the State Department will face in taking over control from the War Departmnjit. It will extend from the top right on down. For Assistant Secretary Hilldring is resinning his job in the laic ; summer. Reason for his retirement Should the shift from military to is, the^ same as Jhat jsiyen civilian control be made within thn lext few months by the U. S , its zone would be the first in occupied Germany lo demi'i!v.izs. H wc-uHl he n significant step hi the process of - dcmocra'i/.mc German". The U. S. has made far more progress In this cl'.rr-j'.ion thnn Ihe British. French. n*:d Russians in their zont-s. Ending miHlcvy nrnont in the Americ.ia zone would set an impor;.in; piit>c^n fo ' the other three powtvs lo follow. del-secretary of State Dean Acheson. Until simply can't afford to i;o on working for the government when their expenses arc greater than their income. KKY TO AIJj OTIIEIt 1'KOBLEMS It might be nn advantage to rhe Bovprmncnt if it would keep at his desk the man who is most experienced and best grounded in all e,Mc,,ro W ems.c,f US. n S Ht«ry oo-P- . . Hon. During the wai' Gcnc_iBl_Hilld_ every bushel of grain or every ton of coal now shipped from the U. S. to Germany has its effect on the price of bread and the size of the tax bills here at home. By a stra'v^. quirk of the war, prosperity in 'cue victorious U. S. is again tied up with Germany's poverty. That is the importance of Herbert Hoover's statement to the House 'Appropriations Committee. The former president endorsed all that has been done and is about to he done in contributing to Germn'.i relief and trying to build up German economy. But he calls for new efforts to speed up the process fcf reconstituting Germany and easing the burden of her upkeep on the American, taxpayer. This is the b:g unfinished business which civilian government will have to lake over from the military. 15 Years Ago In BlytheviUe— The school of the Church of Immaculate Conception held, its graduation exercise Sunday afternoon at the Church and a picnic yesterday closed the events of the schoal year. The nine graduates of the elementary school are; Nina Barns, Thelmn Jarboe, Thelma Pox, Hattie Moore. Louise Short, Rita Bombolaski, Egbert. Jarboe, Morris Tl)pmp- son and John Bombolaski. Father .1. J. Thompson pastor of the Church delivered the commencement address in ft progr:u-.i attended by parents, students anc friends of the school. The 5b who attended the picnii spent the day at Listens farm a Burdette where there were games contests and a picnic lunch. Dr. and Mrs. L. S. Briscoe ar. claiming honors for the first ripe peaches of the season for anywhere in this part of the country. Th3 fruit is 18 days earlier than la:>t year, they said. Get Gash and Eat Too CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (UP)—Two ieves who broke into the Windsor ner stole $6 from the cash rcg- cr but delayed their escape long BARBS BY HAL COCHRAN lie-ping other people In ihclr troubles leaves you liUle time'to worry about your own, * * • \ Housework i5 called one of Ui(* mos- hazardous feminine occupations. How tlmUl some ol It's just about as hard to settle down as it is to seUle up. after your vacation. • * * Many people who know the least at least lhe most ol it. Speaking of perfumes, it would be a pleasure if sor-i? of the women who stand in fronl o[ us on the street cars had belter scents. : IN HOLLYWOOD 11V EKSKIXE JO11NSOX NEA Staff Correspondent Jimc SO THEY SAY The United Slates should keep a slro'ir Navy, Army and Air Force, but financial solvency, is cur first line of defense.—Rep. Dcwoy snort (R) of M'rsouri. A system of education centrally controlled might, be prostituted to propagsuidistic purposes of a political parly in control of tlio government—Dr. John W. Studebaker, U, S. Commissioner ol Education. An ounce of production will weigh more In price scales tlinn n ixiund ol words.—Burl O. Slirevc, president U. S. C. of C. • • • It would be to the public's Interest If government let management and labor settle disputes In thtlr own way without interlercncc.—H'hry Ford II. , Our favnritc producer of western cturcs, Harry Sherman, is on lo- ation near Gallup. N. M., film(5 -They Passed This Way." In jis letter, which Just came in on ic morning stage, Harry sets us >ostcd on ho\v things arc n in the desert country: 'Dear Erskinc: "Because we're now here in the ndian country, I'm being very arcfu! about arguing political opln- ons willi the local barbers. Many olk s around here h:\ve Indian blood n them, and majbc the local bav- icr would eel mad at me and give ne one of those special Inclinn lairciits—with a tomahawk. "After all. very few people look stunning in a Cherokee butch. "T saw a charming little incident last nishl. l)i the tivilisht. the little Indians ramr out »nrt listened 1" the ancirnl slnrics tolrt hy lhe Wise Onr, the oldest Tlic-y'ip calling Win Jet - 10 ^can talk I" nnr HtUr. f"r r 3" I'm lisinK snhic Indians as extras in my picture, and yesterday T wns talking lo sonic of them. I asked what they ordinarily ilirt for » living and one of them said: •••My friend here makes money .•Marching, and Joe there docs Maying, and I picked up a little spare change doing Februarying.' •T said, 'What kind of work is thai—Fcbi imyinp,r We pose for the artist who vraiuts Hie Stiiita Fe railway calendars, and I'm always February.' WARPATH OR KKUl'A? "I had quite a scare last night. In the quiet of the desert night. : heard Ihe distant and chilling beat of war tom-toms. I figured one of the desert tribes was about to t-o on the warpath again. "'Can you hear that distant. sinister (IrunnnlnR? \Vhal docs it mran?' I askod my Indian guide. '•'Ugh.' he said. 'Means Gene pionships Tournament in St. Louis, Mo., I had the pleasure of present- in" Life Master-Life Member card No" 71 of the American Contract Bridge League to David C. Carter,, of Kansas City, Mo. Dave was so thrilled by this honor that it may have had some effect on his game, as his name did not appear among Krupa i s playing a dance in Gallup tnnight.' "I started to ask him if they were playing 'Teepee Time Gal, bill I didn't further strain on our friendly Intions with the red man. "Harry Sherman" man in the 'ttllic who claims he can talk to mmr little furry trlrnds of the plains. Kind of an Uncle Kcmus in rcdfncc. "Last night he tcllini; the children that he had seen n rabbit on the desert and the rabbit spoke to him. JKT INDIAN NAMES "At this point tho Indians all B ot up and left. They said they vvc;e tired of listening to animal stories. "'Better scram, chum.' one little child said lo inc. 'Next he'll be telling about dogs talking '° horses.' -nut this old Indian i s really » J)cf CllSC Is Foiled character. He was a great chief •»' ~ c<* i J his day. His name is Fishling Bird. (Jjl StnfflCtOn His son is named Swift F.cigle. His crundson is named Two-Motored Bomber. ' "I'm BOinp t« tho christening of the great-grandson tomorrow nignt. + Q 10 9 Tournament—Bolh vul. South West North Knsi I V PJI.SS !\iss Dotibi*. 2V 2 A I'ass -I * Double IViss Pass r«s Opening—V 10 to put any player. the Midwest winners. Nevertheless Carter and his wi are a dangerous threat jn any ton nnment. Lc.t me show yon ho\v w he handled the play In today's hai against a very clever defensive e. If he led back with a small acle. South would win, lead a nail heart which North oovjd n with the nine, a diamond would ! returned nnd South would rqff But carter was not going to lie efeatcd so cleverly. He led the ck of clubs, and discarded lhe veil of hearts from dummy. outh won with the queen a! ght. but now he was unable to et his partner in with a hearl o he could ruff a diamond. Rep. Engel wondered, what the I Army wanted with 1,553,000 one- pound calls of soap. Gen Feldmnn said it V'asn't really soap, if was | saddle soap. "That is almost a pouiicKand half per man." Rep. Ene.eVSWistc The general said it looker! thai I way; he called in It Cr itf v A Ishoy, in charge of saddle sSf>. who said the Army usc<i to wear shoe; I made of leather turned inside out I These needed no polishing. Froirl now on soldiers will wear shoo: I w'lh th<> shinv side out and prosnm-1 ably will spend a good deal of Unu| burnishing same. Rep. Errett P. Scrivener of Kan. said he still believed a pound anr a half of shoe nnlish per mm pe'l •ear was considerable, but let u:l lot linger on so minor a mailer | The pigeons nre waiting. The Signal Corps wants Sl!>. I 000 wnrth 'if these birds, just ill :nse. Bri». Gen. W. O. Render sail I ic'd nucried 500 signal officers til see what they thought or pigw-'l Mnstlv thpv preferred the radii telephone. They said the he!! will pigeons.- . I "Put there was a strong nnnori ty who found niecons very useful.'] the general added, so he has o-1 dered un some more picenns t' I replace those sold ns surplus pro I perty. The qeneral reported n" rea' dv market for sonrc nigeons eVpryV •.vhere, except in the mystcrlou'l East. "I may say Hint in quite a iob to s[et rirl ff? them." hi I added. "The pigeon fanciers won! | not kill them and eat them." The lawmakers by now were tils rovRrine: how cnmnlicntPd it wn j to' run an Army dc luxe: thev soen j days nnd weeks gohw over billirr of dollars worth of items, rnneinj from panties for the 5.030 WAC; still In service, to the big shoe lac -dilcma. Turned out that the Army so! | S341.000 worth of shoe strings : surplus: now it is tryine to bi $133.000 worth of shoe strings. •ants to snend S4.« each for 700 000 five-gallon gasoline cans; it so: more than a million new ones : surplus a while bach 'or 40 ecu apiece. About tiie only good news '•'<• congressmen heard concerned tl goo the Army's chemists develop! for the dunking of wool socks. Bri Gen. W. H. Middieswart, chief • the military planning division, sa this kept the socks from shrink!' and saved the government S1.50C 000 a month during the w;\.u> His experts also are doiflf go' work developins; canned angel foi cuke and I'd tell you about if had the space. Maybe it's n Z x thing I havent. , enough to cook rimselvcs breakfast of ham and eggs. U.S. Envoy Aimncr <• HORIZONTAL VERTICAL '1,5 Pictured U.S 1 Palestine river ambassador to 2 King of McKENNEY OH BRIDGE By WII.MAM K. McKiNNF.Y America's Card Authority \Vrillcn for NK\ Service At the Midwest Hegional Cham- South overlook his partner's opening lend with the jack of heart?. South knew that he could cash another heart, but thcv. all he could see was a spade trick. At Ihis point he decided to lead back Ihe singleton three of diamonds. Everybody at lhe table knew that>.i>ie three-spot was a singleton. Carter (West) won In dummy with the ten of diamonds, nn-1 while he felt sure that South had the king and queen of spades because of the double, he hart to keep North from getting into the lead. So he cashed the ace and king of clubs and then led the jack rf spades, south went up with the ciuecn n»cl Carter won with the Colombia 10 Rascal 11 Scents 13 High peak 14 Roman proconsul 16 Path 18 Impolite 20 Pedal digits 21 Burden 22 Russian warehouse 24 Scrap 25 Singing voice 26 More aged 27 Italian river 28 Exists 29 Wise men 32 Flat-bodied ray 36 Concur 37 Sea duck 38 Afternoon parties Baslian 3 Embrace •5 Tidy 5 Ridge 6 Rainbow 7 Card game 21 Rainwear mistakes 8 Tyrx measure 23 Gnawed 39 Fasten XtS 9 Gaped 24 Balance 40 Eras ";&5 10 Course 29 Cloy 41 Toward J3 12 Dressing 30 He is * diplo- 42 Engrave '. 13 Waste matic 45 Prohibition allowance 31 Classifier 4G Beverage 15 Behold! 33 Takes away 49 North 17 Belgian river 34 Torment America fab. 19Epic poems 35 Makes 51 Preposition 33 Tardy 43 Close 44 Finish 45 Capital of country where he is stationed 47 Worm 48 Bridge holding 50 Region (poet.) 52 Grades . 53 Poultry

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