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BLTTHEVILIJ5 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUI BLYTHEVILUB COURIER NEW! THE COURTS* «ncw» oo. ' H. W. HAINE*. PuUKbcr JXUBC U VKRHOCPF. Iditer P. . Bol* NabooaJ AdmtUlnt Walluw WitiBtr Co, Ntw York, Chlcuo, Detroit, Atlanta, UemphU. Bnt*r*4 *J aeconi tlut matter at tb» pott- •tfle* at Blytheville, Arkansas, undu act at Con, October », 1917. litmber ol Tb* Associated SUBSCRIPTION RATER! Bj carrl«r In th« eltj at Blythevill* or any auburbac town whert carrier aerriM I* maintained, JOe per week, or §5« p«r month By mill, within a radius of SO mile* $4.00 per year. $2.00 lor «fi months, tl.OO for thre* month*; by mall outside SO milt aorta tlO.OO pel r«ar payable In advance. Meditations Endeavoring in keep Ihe unlly o* the Spirit !• the bond ft peace.- EpKe*iani i:l. » « » I do not want Ihe walk of separation Between different orden of Christians to be destroyed, but only towered that wt may shake h«nd« a Uttla easier over them. —Rowland Hill. Barbs At the end of every divorce wave whose" should be published. "who'i Too'r* almost eerlnln i« lo*e hj a nine when you stick H int« other people 1 ! buslnesa. '• * • Sandwich bread comes in pink, green and orchid—and it you order toast It may come In black. • • « • We could auke It a much mnrf rheerful world If we'd all remember t» forget our troubles In front of other*. * * • You can hardly expect the Importance of an election to register with folks who don't register themselves. B-36 Probe Fiasco Proves To Be Expensive Faux Pas In the B-36 bomber inquiry you could see Wasliingtonitis at its worst. For two weeks the House Armed Services Committee delved diligently into a welter of charges that favoritism. Influence and perhaps even corruption marked the procurement of the nation's mainstay long-range bomber. Top officials of the Army Air Forces, th« aircraft corporations and other organizations associated with B-36 purchases trooped patiently before the . committee and told in detail the story of the B-36's origins and development. This whole process was tremendously costly both in taxpayers' money and in the valuable time of lawmakers, government officials mid business leaders. In the end, the committee concluded decisively that there was not a single iota of evidence to support the charges. On the contrary, it found "there has been very substantial end very compelling evidence that the Air Force selected this bomber solely on grounds that it is the best aircraft for its purpose available to this nation today." The investigation actually WRS a colossal waste. For one Cedric Worth, a civilian Navy official, confessed to the committee that he had written the document on which the inquiry was based and that his charges had no foundation in fact. The committee is now trying to find out whether Worth had help from other Navy officials. Because it is plain that the inspiration for his flimsy charges is the bitter fight between the Navy and the Air Force over their respective roles in a future war. That Worth's document was snapped up sy readily by Representative Van Zandt of Pennsylvania and relayed to Congress and the public does not reflect well on Van Zandt's critical approach to the job of separating Jact and rumor. H suggests that his status as a naval reserve officer was a bigger factor than any other. The ill-founded rumor and the false charge we have always had with us, and probably always will. Basically, there is nothing; any more surprising in this fuss than there is in the current tempest over "five percenters" and the influence game. In other words, thete is no surprise at all. But it does seem incredible that a lawmaker would touch off such a costly inquiry with so little evidence to go on. And the committee itself certainly could have been more insistent in learning the source and likely merit of the charges before proceeding with a full investigation. Van Zandt and all others who failed to sift the charges more carefully at th« start now stand repudiated by Worth's own testimony that he was fir- Ins blanks. They ought to feel pretty sheepish about th« whol« affair. Silly Season for Reds Tht Communists and a good many oth«r group* in the United StaUg. ttili hang onto the childish notion that they can accomplish lome of their objective* by deluging people in authority with lellen and telegrams. Jf these rather juvenile propagandists would ever step inside the average congressman's office, they'd learn thai their pressure mail gels about as much attention as a department atore circular. Kecently the device was tried on Federal Judge Harold Medina us he wag weighing the question whether to declare a mistrial in the conspiracy case of 11 Communist leaders. He was swamped with letters and wides advising him to say "mistrial." Can you imagine how long the American judiciary would have any meaning as an impartial arbiter of law and fact if it yielded even once to such pressures? Comrades, how silly can you get? VIEWS OF OTHERS Memo to Congress And Others A good many retired workers and elderly widows are loalng money by not applying promptly for old-age Insurance benefits upon reach- Ing the retirement age of 65. The local Social Security Administration office has Issued repeated warnings, but belated applications still turn up. The latest warning tells of an aged woman who was entitled to |10 a month but waited 81 month to apply, she can collect from now on, but has lost the «10 Irrevocably. To the credit of social security official*, they have tried to spread the knowledge to prevent such happenings, bul some people always continue In ignorance of the rule, The rule Itself l< wrong. Old-age and survivors' Insurance li not charity bill an annuity the protected person and his "employers have bought and paid for. Therefore, since the House of Representatives Is In the process of revising the law In other resjiects, it ought by all means to eliminate the penalty lor delayed clalma. ST. LOUIS POST- DISPATCH. State Income Up, But There Are Offsets. Anywhere except in your Uncle Sammy's •pending heaven on the Potomac, one billion, fi72 million dollars Is a noble sum of money. And It's a pleasant amount for Arkansas folks to think about, because It's the total of their Incomes In 1948. flo says the U. s. Department of Commerce. Thl« Is the Juiciest influx of cash the stale has ever had. Not «o many years ago, It would have looked like wealth beyond the dreams of avarice. But everything that has to do with money Is different now, as you've probably noticed In paying your taxes andjtguidatlng your bills. Living costs have aoomed up into the wine, blue yonder. So has every business, Industrial and farm expense. And taxen have become practically murderous In this on-wllh-the-danct era of uub- lic spending today. Take fr Instance, the federal gimme In Arkansas-Income, liquor and social security taxes, excises and all the like. These clipped the state for just uncier eight million dollars back In 1939. where In the fiscal year of 1948 they walloped our citizenry for over 121 million dollars. State and local taxes have also gone Into a robust zoom. H all adds up to a mighty big offset to our expanded earnings. There s another point, loo. Our people have a whale of a big Job ahead of them to buiild up tlieir farming, industry and business to the prosperous level of the nation. This is going to lake Investment money. So. while a billion and 672 million dollars ol Income is a handsome boon to Arkansas, compared with 493 million dollars in 1940, U ought, not to be putting notions In the heads ol our tax thinker-uppers and pressure groups, it's nice going; it marks a cheerful economic advance; bul it leaves no great margin over our peoples needs for gaudier public spending. Our Income Is still next to the lowe.M among the 48 states, on a per capita basis. We Just can't finance public services up to the national average. An attempt io do so will crimp private living standards to provide higher public standards than we can afford. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT SO THEY SAY Americans wno can't see why Western Europe cannot have a union similar to thai of this country fall to lealize the depth of traditions ol separate nationalism and the difficulty of doing away with customs barriers and uniting dlllerent monetary systems.—Prof. Pieter Geyl. University of Utrecht. • • • I am a shy and timid person, and although I understand that people will laugh and doubt that I have now finished with motion pictures, i nisn to inform you that my decision Is a firm one.— Actress Ingrid Bergman. • * • The only sovereignty worth fighting for and dying for is the sovereignty of morality and HIT. Pierre Henri Tilgen, French statesman. Bah, there's no real boxing today. The kids —they don't know how to roll with a punch, now to stalk A man tnd wait for Just one good open- Ing. They get out then and ilu< for a few rounds with powder-puff punches and on* of them goes down.—Former world's heavyweight •huiploa Jam** J, Jeffri**. Shakespeare Had the Right Words •4LLTHE FfeRFUMES OF.4E4B/A WILL NOT SWEETeN THIS LITTLE HAND." PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Call from Cedric Worth Really Spoils Navy Undersecretary's Game of Golf WASHINGTON (NBA) — Navy Undersecretary Dan Kimball was playing golf on the 13th hole- farthest away from the clubhouse— when he was called to the phone by hU office. The message was that his own assistant, Cedric Worth, had been revealed as the author of the unsigned letter that sinned the B-M tnventlgatlon. Klmtifill walked back on the course and relayed the news to his partners In a 'threesome—Army Secretary Gordon Gray and Air Force Chie (of Staff Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg, Up to the time he got the phone call, Secretary Kim- bnll had been shooting good golf, with a 46 on the first nine and only one over par to the 13th hqjc. But when he came back to finish the round, his partners starfed ribbing him so merciili-^sly about Worth, he says, that it upset his game. So he threw In his towel and walked back to the showers. Secretary Gray nnrt General Vandetiberg linlshed. "Is General Vauffhan 'Hirrc7" A government employe who hurt been away on vacation and had not been following the news came back to town ftnri inserted a want-ad in one of the Washington papers, offering to sell his deep frec/.e unit, The paper had barely hit the streets when the practical jokers started calling. By the end of the day his frHnlic wife hnd 300 phone calls, and more than 200 of them by actual count, opened with statements like, "Let me talk to General Vaughan, plense." or "Is General Vaughan there?" Nobody wanted to buy. So the man cancelled his ad after the first Inscrction and decided to keep his deep freeze for a couple of months, till people forgot. Truly an International Soldier American observers at Fontainc- bleu, France, report that Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Ala- nteln. now chairman of the Brussels Treaty countries' Commander In Chiefs' Committee, has stopped flying the British flag on his'staff car. The reason given is that "Monty" now considers himself an international soldier—not a Britisher. He is reported to fed that all the jollier Western European Union I commanders should follow the same course. Furcipp to the Kuroprtins While some members of Congress think Hint an American general should be made commander in chief In Europe so as to keep control over N'orth Atlantic Pact military assistance. U.S. defense officials are sliy- ii!2 away from it. They reason that Europe must organise, for iu own defense. If an American is placed in command, then it is felt the Euro; pean.s would want to dump the whole problem on the United Slates, for full responsibility, and do nothing thctn.sclves. ports, reduce costs of production, work harder, and If necessary reduce their standard of living so as (o earn more dollars and cut down demands for greater financial assistance. Prohlrms in a Nutshell American-British financial nego- ': nations in Washington boil down to ; this: Tilt British want the United ' State.s to reduce tariffs, simplify ! customs regulations, buy more Brit- i isli goods, increase the raw mate- j rials stockpile program, cut down synthetic rubber production so as to buy more raw rubber, and provide more capital for investment- iti the United Kingdom. In return, the U. S. wants the U. K. to cut down imports, increase production of cx- CIO Cutlm e Ice With Democrats Anyone who thinks that the CIO Political Action Committee cuts no ice In Democratic Party affairs should have attended the recent Democratic National Committee meeting in Washington. District ol Columbia's national commltteemen are Melvln D. Hlldreth and Mis J. Bordcm (Daisy) Harriman. Mrs. Harriman was out of the city and could not attend. Her proxy was held by Ted Dudley, smart young OIO economist and congressional liaL'or. man for PAC's Jack Kroli. ^^^^» England's Economic Weakness Bared by Two World Conflicts The cure for England'* economic IllnMs t< a matter of guetswork, but there need be no doubt M to fh«7~~ DOCTOR SAYS Hy Kdwin r. Jwdin, M.n. Written for NEA Service Heartache, backache, nervousness, palpitation of the heart, and many similar sensations hive been frequently mentioned In (his column in association with various diseases. All these feelings which people may hive »re known as symptoms and nearly everyone has something similar at one lime or another. It would be • mistake, however, for anyone to 'eel that every headache meant that some serious disease was present or that any other ache or pain was a sign of the presence of a dangerous condition. Symptoms are only sensations, that is. "feelings." There can be many symptoms connected with any one disease: It Is equally true that the same symptoms can be present without any serious disease. In fact. It Is well known that worry alone can bring on symptoms and can make minor symptoms which have no real meaning appear (o be much worse than they are. DON'T IGNORE SEVERE PAIN There are ionic symptoms which should be laken seriously. The presence of a severe pain should not be ignored. Neither should a pain be neglected which doe* not BO away In a fairly short time. The presence of a lump anywhere In the body also deserves to be Investigated. A considerable and persistent loss of weight or gain in weight which cannot be explained by diet may be an Item of Importance. These are perhaps the most Important symptoms. There are. of course, others, but with only occasional exceptions. the minor aches and pains o/ life can be dismissed without too much concern. Today when so much Is written about symptoms and what they mean there has been a great Increase in the amount of worry and this has cai'sed a ereat many people to be come unduly alarmed about their health. • • • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer Individual questions from readers. However, each dav he will answer one of the most fremiently asked questions In his column. * t 4 UKSTJON: What Is your pre- crlbed treatment for an enlarsed heart for a person who Is 85 year: Wants No Part in China Aid If Congress passes a Military Assistance Program with a bic hunk of money specifically earmarked for China, look for Secretary of State Dean Acheson to resign. Further military aid far China was decisively defeated In the House. A few senators have been advocating Y.Q, KO or 75 million dollars more for China, taking It away from aid now earmarked for Europe. State Department has Indicated clearly tt thinks buying further arms for Nationalist China would be wasted money. The claim Is made that U.S. has already spent Just as much as the Nationalist government In fighting communism, and got nothing for it. If more aid is ordered by Congress another secretary of state will probably have to be appointed to administer the program. IS Years Ago Jliiwes will begin Tuesday morn- nsr at L-.theran S"»>iol sccordini! to The Rev. H. J. Kleindir.nst the principal. They will have classes In the Grammar Grades. Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Crafton have urchased the Charles T. Cramer ouse 1302 West Cliickasawba Mrs Charles stubbs and son, •harles have returned from their lummcr vacation. They spent most 1 their time at Blodgett. Mo CT- ept for a trip to the Atlantic Sea -oast with stops in Nashville At- anta. and Ashvllle, N.C. Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon Patterson ind daughter, .Vivian, of Binning mm, Ala., arrived yesterday for a. •isit with Mr,-. Pattersons mother, Mrs. W.T. Oberst. IN HOLLYWOOD Ry Krskfne Johnson NKA Staff CnrrrspiincU-nt HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—The new lady mayor of Toluca Lake was graduating from the Beverly Hills high school. Which shows you how complicated Hollywood can get. The new mayor. Just Installed, is Ann Blyth. Her graduation ceremony W'as for a scene in Sum Golri- wyn's new movie, "Beloved Over All." They shot the .*cene In the Beverly Hills high school auditorium, renamed Magnolia High school for the occasion. That certain lady columnist renamed the picture before it even started. She announced "Beloved Over All" as "Beloved All Over." But that's neslde the point. The point ts what the lady mayor said to the LOR Angeles mayor, Fletcher Bowron. who helped induct her Into office. He handed her a shlllalagh and told her that if she ever used It on the heads of her city councllmen .she would find that it still did no troort but would give her « lot of satisfaction. Mayor Blylh replied: "I'm Just hoping they don't give me a mick- ey." N»w led Islk to.Farley Gran- jter, Joan F.vans, Ann Dvorak, Phj-llb iKrk and Donald Cook. Farley and Joan Ju.st returned from a personal appearance lour with "Daseanua McCoy." A Pittsburgh newspaper reporter asked Farley if his sirl friend. Shelley Winters. Is really temperamental. Farley a-sured him she wasn't. Next day a banner line screamed: "Parley Defends Shelley." Broken Toe Not In Script Ann Dvorak was wearing a. frowsy blonde wig. three Inches of padding *nd > broken toe. The broken toe wnsn't in the script. She opened her to* bM »nd a miuc bottle fell on H. That's something to remember. I The frowsy wig and the padding were In the script. 'Tin a real character in this," Ann said. "I'm such a chracter I think I'll be afraid to -see myself." The pad.iing makes her 30 pounds heavier. She hn-ti't seen any of thr rushes. 'Ttiev leil me." she said. "IhaL it lcx>ks sexy. Hut it's not supposed to be" Donald Cook was glad to be back In Hollywood after five years. He ;h»s been co-starring with Tallulah Bankhoari on the stage. "I rame to Hollywood to recoup," he lauglicd. Before leaving New York-, Cook siencd up for a television show. The producer said: "I've seen some of your J>*r- forinnnrcs on television and you Innk jrcal." "Hut I've never appeared before on television." Cook protested. The television producer then mentioned a couple of movies, starring Cook .which had been release on television. Cook howled. "No wonder I look good on television," he .said. "Those pictures were made in 1930. I was 19 years younger." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NBA Serivce Constructive Bidder Han Belter Luck Generally I do not like to give lu.st two hands. Most of my readers hke to see all four hands, but as today* baud U * lesson on bidding, I want to eliminate the other hands ;o that you wil devote your entire thought to the point of bidding. South has nothing but a straight one heart bid. If he gives any consideration to a two heart bid. ic is wrong. North has only one jiri. two diamonds. Some players lave the habit of overcalling with monds to the nueen-Jack and i mgleton club, instead of biddlni our hearts he would bid four diamonds. Then North could bid five -lubs, to show the ace. South would hew the ace of padcs Dv bidding ive spades, and rest assured that ic would not make this bid unless he had at least four diamonds ti .he queen-jack, Now North c a i :ouni 13 tricks and could bid i rrand slam. A AK4 VAKQJS4 • 42 + 65 Lesson Hand on Bidding Sootk Wot NarUi K»J I V Pass 2 » PJ, 3V Past 7 any kind of four-card major suit but this U not the type of hand on which you should make a spade ovcrcall. North has a jood five- card diamond suit, and going into the two zone is constructive. What should South bid over two diamonds? He should not make a simple overca.ll of two hearts, nor should he Jump to game In hearts? His correct bid is three hearts Now the question is. what should North do? Some of the experts will lei you that the correct Old is three no trump, but the majority, I think, will agree that four clubs Is the better bid. When South bids four hearts. North should pass even though he Is void of hearts South has heard every bid North has made, and sltll Insists upon the hand being played in heart* North does not have to be afrslt of passing out a possible slam. If South held the ace and a unall *p*d«, *U bwxU, lour dia the tuslc cause of the malady, tot It Is deep-seated and had Its Incep. lion long ago. The fact it that Britain la auf. fering from an Inherent weakneu which was bound to result in an economic, upheaval In due course. Whit has happened Is that t» 0 world wars have so speeded up ei'ents that this crisis has develop. ed before Its time. This knowledge won't be of much assistance to the doctors holding a n economic clinic In Washington, but It will have to'- be taken Into consideration. Suffice It to hirk back to the beginning of this century. Britain wai at the peak of her Imperial greatness, boasting an empire upon which the sun never set. War Dlaclotrt Weaknew Her economic status was as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar. The smoke from her factory chimneys r*^a> ross tlie skies the. proud clafm that her manufactures encircled the world. Her banks extended their operations into far lands. Lloyds' insurance covered the globe like a blanket. British capital Invested heavily abroad, creating more "invisible revenues" for England. However, there was a weeklies* in this mighty structure. En s land in herself wasn't self-sufficient. Apart from coal she had little, mineral wealth. She couldn't begin to feed herself, because she didn't have the acres, and so had to Import a major portion of her foodstuffs. She lacked most of the raw materials for her manufacture.?. How then did Britain achieve her industrial greatness? The answer 1 By the very simple expedient of importing raw materials form undeveloped countries, fabricating the materials, and then selling l!ie manufactured product* back to tho.se countries. She sold steel to America and many other nations. British woolen goods ivere world famous. India's millions clothed themselves In cotton goods wooven In Manchester from raw cotton bought in the United States and other cotton producing countries. World War I Was Blow The- length of the time this phenomenon could last depended, of course, on how long It took forejai countries t~ develop their own B- sources. There was no end In sight when World War I broke and changed the picture, Overnltlit Britain found herself so occupied with making war that she no longer could act as merchant to forcien countries. Backward nations which had been dependent on Eneland for woollen and cotton products, among others, suddenly founi themselves cut off. They looked about to sec what vms happening to them and found that they weri short on industries of their own. So they started in to remedv the detect and. make themselves self-sufficient. Thus Britain lost not only untold wealth as the result of war expenditures but her world markets started to slip away from her. The tendency continued until even India, qrcatest jewel In the Imperial crown, was manufacturing the bulk of the cotton goods to clothe her millions. Then alon.e came the Hitlcrlan catastrophe which reduced much of the world to a stale of economic chaos. The nations involved have extended wealth they may never be able to replace—certainly not In our time. Britain has been hard \iit. This columnist isn't OUR of t^h who think England's greatness 'has run Its course. With help from her friends she will weather the present economic hurricane. Much of her empire has been transformed into a commonwealth of sovereign states. Mighty India has achieved its independence, and the more thin 60 native princes, with their fabulous wealth, are disappearing Into the pages of history for future generations to marvel over. However, Britain still has great colonial powesslon-s, many of which arc potentially rich. She still has an empire on which the sun never sct-s and, with development, It will icp- rcscnt a mighty force. Source of Light HORIZONTAL 5 Enthusiastic 1 Depicted typa ardor of lamp 6 Rating I It ii used in Answer to Previous Pu2il« It Interstices H-Evtn 15 Hebrew letter 16 Wild «nimal 18 Through 19 Writing fluid 20 Bustle 21 Fish sauc* 24 Transmit 7 Seint 8 Lost blood 0 Brassy 10 Revised version (ab.) 11 Pen point 12 Crafty !7 Laughter sound 21 Dress 22 Conductor 33 Term used by golferj 35 Three-toed sloth 28 Golf mounds 23 Ever (contr.) 36 Flower parts 29 Pseudonym of 25 Cloth measure 37 Destiny Charles Lamb 26 Pertaining to 41 Individual JOPavinJ Nicae» 42 Parent substance 27 Moved 43 Italian river 31 Credit {ab.) suddenly 44 Rodents M Hypothetical structural unit 33 Fondle 34 Harvest J7Penns)rlv«nU city 38 Great Like 39 Angered 40 Spinning toy 43 Art (Latin) 4S Ambary 47 Word puzzl* 49Th« heart (Egypt) SI Papal cap* 53 Hospital resident physician 55 Iron 56 Nar« VHTICAL 1 Rae» court* circuit 2 Exist 3Co:npa3i point [3! 45 Diamond- cutter'j cup 46 Arrival (ab.) 48 Strong drink 49 Blackbird of cuckoo family 50 Babylonian deity 52 An (Scot.) 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