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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUBTER NEWS THE BLYTHEV1LUE COURIER NEWS -«• XBX oociuxa KXWS oa H, W. EAINES, Publiihv '• ; •' JAMXS It VZRHOEW, Editor •• -HUL D. HUMAN. Advenldct \ Sol* Nattoeal A*rertlsln« Representative*: WHIM* Wttmer Co, KMT York, Chicago. Detroit. ' at Blyttwviile, 'October *, l»l cutter at the put- under act of Con- ot Tlw Associated Pteu SUBSCRIPTION HATES: By carrier in ttw city ot BlytbevlU* as »nj guburbaa town when cArriej fervic* it mala- Ulnod, 20c per week, 01 B5o pet month B» mail, wttblo » radius of 50 mile* 14.00 per year, 13.00 for lix months, fl.OO tot three months: by mail ouUlde SO mile lone (10.00 per seal payablt in advance. Meditations The hurden which'Ralnltkuk the prophet did »•*.—Habakkuk 1:1. » * * • Not » sorrow, hot a burden, not a temptation, not a bereavement, not a disappointment, not a care, not a groan or tear, but has Its antidote In God'i rich and Inexhaustible resources.—George C. Lortmer. Barbs Evehlnj dresses soon will show where the bathing suits left off. * « * The differences between the city and the farm are thown in the two meanings of veil-watered stock. ' .'•'''.' * • * : An Oklahoma man has a'radio in his hen - house. Jutt the thing for setting exercises. TJikTn ilote an assortment of musical Instru- •rata from • mule (tore. Initntd of an all bran kud, they could h»e an all ittal. . * ' • - • ' Lots of folk would do less worrying If It were u hard lo borrow money at It Is to pay It back. Nation and World Benefit By. Reciprocal Trade Deals The United States Seriate finally has put itself back in the scoring column , after weeks of unprofitable dawdling. * It has approved renewal of the re.* ciprocal trade agreements program • " which was allowed to lapse June 30. And there were heatening sighs of statesmanship in-its performance. ;_ v The Senate defeated eight proposed amendments aimed at limiting one way •!-! or mother the State Department's pow,' er'toi lower U. S. tariff a in return for y , similar ^'reductions by 'other countries. v • Most important victory was that * - against the so-called "peril point" pro. posal sponsored by Senator Millikin of • Colorado. This amendment would have required the U. S. Tariff Commission to determine points beyond which tariffs could not be lowered without danger to particular industries. This feature was written into the law last year by the Republican 80th Congress. Supporters of the program ariue, however, that it would deny trade negotiators the free hand they need in arranging tariff concessions. Earlier this year the House knocked the provision out of the renewal bill il approved. The reciprocal trade program always lias stirred bitter controversy since its beginnings in 1936. Many industries fight the plan because they fear that . lowered barriers to foreign products will hurt them. j But the United States cannot turn its back on a program designed to increase .the flow o*f world trade at the very time it is telling Marshall Plan countries and other nations that they must bend every effort to ease trade barriers. For too long this country held to the selfish view that it ought to be able ! to sell freely in foreign lands while barring its own markets to commodities from abroad. Spurred by former Secretary of State Cordell Hull, America courageously reversed its restrictive high tariff policy. It must stick to its new course. While the Senate acted in accord with the country's responsibility to shuw the way in bettering world trade, one cannot help but note that the margin by which it took this decision was often narrow. For example, it defeated by a slim 41 to 40 an amendment designed to limit oil imports. .Had not two senators switched their votes at the last moment, the proposal would have carried. It is hard to understand the reasun- fng of the men who backed this proposal. For years we have been hearing that our oil resources are dwindling, that we must do all we can to conserve ; them. Presumably, using other nations' oil is one way of saving our own. And 1 yet many senators voted to keep all but * inull trickle ,pf foreign oil out of This same near-sighted economic nationalism was displayed by a large Sen- America. ate group when not long ago it denied the full funds sought for the importing of critical materials under the foreign aid program. The devotion.shown by most sena-' lors for their home district products is getting out of control when it comes close to doing serious damage to the vital effort to rebuild world trade. Fortunately for the nation and the world, the reciprocal trade program is now safe from their throttling hands for another two years. Unqualified Bravery Somehow we took great encouragement from a news picture that came out of Beloit, Wis., the other day. It. showed eight directors of a utility company holding a luncheon meeting inside a new five-story-high steam generating boiler. As one caption put it, "safety hit'ta gave protection from possible falling objects." It was not made clear what sort of objects might fall. But' this defiance of peril, however ill-defined the clanger might be, is evidence of a brave spirit. If this is typical of the stuff of which our business leaders are made, we can stop worrying right now. The recession is as good as licked. Views of Others Statesmen's Test The news from Hiroshima turned loose a flood ot auguries of anniliilatlon. The news that the Russians have • mastered the sinister secret of atomic fission is no less significant. But It will be received, we believe, with a more 'resolute c a.m. Scientists, after all, have been asking for mur years that such an announcement was inevitable. The only question was how soon it would come. As President ruman said, it "lias always been taken Into account by us." That is why the Baruch- LJllcnthal'control plan was put before the United Nations. With both"'of the world's great power bloc* no win possession of this terrible Instrumentality of destruction, the urgency of International control and Inspection Is greater than ever. Yet since the Russians would not agree to such a plan before they had the borhb, will they now renounce' use of the weapon and ncccpt checks to make sure the pact is being faithfully observed? Here the slatemcn fnce their greatest test. A new Importance attaches to the peaceful settlement of disputes because » new terror attends the arbitrament of arms. It IB too much to see eye to eye on every issue. The differences'between'' th democratic and totalitarian philosophies are far too deep to allow such a Utopian hope. But it Is more Important than ever that new efforts be made to work out an accommodation which would avoid 4tie settlement of arguments by global catastrophe/- • Perhaps the. Russian discovery may put the two great powers In a frame of mind akin to that of two fighters who have so much respect for each other's strength that they refuse 'to enter the ring. But the Russian record to date offers scant evidence of an inclination toward restraint. Still, the knowledge that a blow would bring a devastating counter-blow must be sobering. The United States certainly Is aware of its responsibilities. Now that we are no longer alone In the possession of the bomb, we are sure to examine our foreign policy more closely than ever. lor on thing, we certainly will not neglect our military defenses. For another, we will take an even greater interest In the defenses' of our allies. We may have to shift emphasis to some extent In our relations with other nations. Up until now, we were able to offer the protection implicit in exclusive possession of the bomb, ot course, we' offered more; for example, Marshall plan aid. Henceforth, such economic co-operation rather than the bomb may be the bisscst card In our hand. These are Just a few of the ramifications of the changed atomic situation. Our military lead-, ers, to cite Just one more case, are bound to re-study tactics and strategy more closely. A new value attaches to the B-36. But while thus preparing for the worst, the main effort must center on avoiding It. The major burden falls on the statesmen—and not the statesmen of America alone. Theirs Is the task of shaping a policy which will preserve civilization rather than destroy it. They have an immeasurable responsibility, a responsibility for the lives and the hopes of millions and millions of men, women and children, a responsibility which they cannot even for a moment forget. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY I do nut see how our tree society can survive il those who have deep convictions reject the opportunities to carry those convictions Into public life.—Sen. John Foster Dulles, announcing his candidacy for the Senate. * * » Democracy . . . nnist contemplate some division of opinion among judges ... for unvarying unanimity can result only from some power -Jiat directs the Judges to decide coses one way rather than another.—Chief Justice Fred Vlnson, D- .3. Supreme Cour.t. * » * We fully realize that the level of our earnings depends In the first instance upon our onn efforts.—Sir Stafford Cripps, Chancellor of British Exchequer. » ' ..* * General Vaughan should have been dismissed long ago.—Sen, Robert A. T»ft (R), Ohio. John's Amazing Signal System Washington News Notebook THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1949 Britain's Socialist Government Faces Greatest Political Crisis DOCTORSAVs By Edwin P. Jorditi, M.D. Written for NEA Service Fear Is a strange thing. Probably everyone who has any has By IHWIti MaeKmiie AP Foreign Affair. Analyit Britain s socialist government is facing Its greatest political crisis in the debate In the House of Com- mons'over the recent controversial devaluation of ihe pound sterling. Actually the question of devaluation Is Incidental; it has been stezfd upon as a symbol of the devastating cpnnQmjp QlntiffV* ~nf ^ ^ i •"tin, ajuugii OI (ICSpOllQ In "ti England is struEKlIiiE Iain's first experiment In Soc- anst government has measured up risis stewavdsnl P to handling the reslme'l,* Pr ' me Minls(er A'«ee'a existence. And the outcome oMhe examination Is a matter of n>o- Br C »alnf 0be i > hi' Id "" conf ' nt ' s "' resents' (he wortdT mosT'[„,££ ant test of med^ral of something which does not exist or Is only a slight danger. .This Is called a phobia of obsession such fears may have no basis n past experiences and are Just there." At other times the phobia nay have come from some fright which occurred In childhood and has been entirely forgotten. There are many different kinds of fears and I hesitate to mention any of them "for fear" someone might think of a new phobia for the first time. There Is one fear called bathophobia, which really means fear of great depths. If it =u uy olua , n s m mou5 war-timi really meant the way it sounded. Prime minister, winTtor? ChurchS? it would be very common among There Is weight In this assault for children! nvinwiKm !„ .. <^>*<tuu, ror Another fear Is called phoWn, which Is fear of India's 'Wise Man Due in United States For Visit at Invitation of President WASHINGTON — (NBA)— Next month Uncle Sam will entertain India's No. 1 citizen, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Don't worry about pronouncing his first name. Best stick to "Pandit" which Is an honorary Indian title meaning "wise mnn." If there was an honon-ty title meaning "versatile man," however, it would be more accurate. Starting with ; his spare lime, Nehru Is an butaltm'ding skier, swimmer, naturalist and conversationalist. For semi-business reasons he writes books and practices law. Strictly for business he's a shrewd politician,'Persuasive debater, convincing public speaker and smooth diplomat. Learning to do all of those things so well is a surprising feat because he has spent a good share cf his life in jail. If he ever had a hobby, It most certainly was getting in the hair of the British. His long fight for Indian independence explains his long, periodic residences In John Bull's clinks. After a while it got so they Just automatically chocked him in the pokey every time an unruly crowd, would gather and he happened lo be nrouiul. They'd let htm loose when he'd get obstreperous by organiztn" food riots among fellow prisoners or something equally obnoxious to the jailer. Nehru's long periods of confinement, however, are hardly noticeable now on his wiry frame. He's handsome, stands erect. Is slim, has enough steel gray hair left to make ™ m J° ok , >10u i! llu L and generally west, studying American farm methods and talking to farmers. It Is said that he might even be on the lookout for some food farm experts to lure back to India with doesn't show his 60 years. Golden Opportunity President Truman Invited him for this visit "strictly as a gesture of international friendship," the State'Department insists. He has never seen "this great country" before, as he always refers to America. But the Pandit U'oiKd not lie called Pandit if he didn't take the oppor- tunlt to make more than social hay Nehru was out of the junket, In his early days about as close to being a Communist as you can come without buying the Dally Worker on a yearly subscription basis. He even suent some lime In Moscow.,Since then, however, he' has shown"'every sign ct being convinced that capitalism performs a mighty important and honest function In this world. One of the big things he plans to do here Is try to sell American businessmen on Investing some more money and effort In his country. General Motors and several US. rubber and tire companies have big plank there, operating successfully. That's his big talking point, along'with the argument that the East is a good market with plenty of cheap labor available. On his agenda is a visit to several of the country's big industrial plants. Raising enough food to be able to feed Us own people has been declared India's No. 1 nlm above all else. Consequently Nehru Is planning to concentrate a good share ot his three-week visit in the middle him. Indian Loan Doubtful Indian newspaiers during" the IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—America's best-dressed woman, Dinah Shore, was wearing only a towel. ; At least she said it was only a towel (probably designed by Adrian). ( "I just stepped out of the shower, honey," she cooed over the telephone. The Southern California Fashion Institute had Just voted Dinah the country's No. 1 dresser. But I've got news for you. gals. Dinah thinks husband George Montgomery should take all the bows, she told me: "I dress to please my husband, not myself." And that's one for the gals to think about. Lex Barker and his wife have agreed on a- six-month trial separation instead of a quirk divorce, as announced last week. She'll do her thlnking-it-ovcr In New York. . . . If Ed Wynn clicks ton his new TV Ahow, watch for an announcement from M-Q-M teaming Ed and son Keenan In a movie. . . . ABC has reconverted the big movie sound stage where Al Jolson ittirred in the first all-talkie, "The Jazz Singer," into a television stage. I'm wondering If It's symbolical of what may happen lo a lot of other movie stages In Hollywood. The nc\r ABC station lirre Is the llrsl step toward making 1'illywood Ihe center of the country. « * * Ava Gardner Inherited the wardrobe designed for Ann Sheridan . when the latter walked out of "Carriage Entrance" and Ava walked In. But every gown had to be taken in to fit Ava's slim figure. Ava and Bob Mitchum are the love team in this one and it .sounds like bo.\ p - ofltce dynamite. Howard Dulf, meanwhile, has checked into Malibu's Holiday House hotel for a rest from his hectic film and radio as- signmenls. And from Ava, too? Chop Chop By Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent •^^ "Pood Man Chew. * • • Al Horowitz thinks Lou Coslello would be the perfect costing for the film version of "Harvey." Then marquees could read: "Rabbit and Costello." Jack Benny is still taking bows for the opening show of his 18th radio season on which he didn't ap- 5'ear until 22 minutes into the script. "It's funnier." he admitted, "to have the cast talking about me than to me." ,. Jack was carrying an atomizer In a brown velvet case—"for my al- tfr^ies"—mid was sucking on a pipe which obviously seldom had neld tobacco-—"sometimes I light it only once a month. I just like to hold it." Best fun Jack had thb summer is flying to London tor a surprise visit with George Burns and Oracle Allen. The elaborate gag cost him £3000. Now he's dreaming up run lor the Ronald Colmans and Fred Allen. He'll have them guest together on his airshow. Jack .ilso spent a week at Big Bear Lake, watching his 16-ycar- olrl daughter Joanle water ski, Even tried il himself but fell on Ills face. Joanlc exec-Is at all kinds of athletics, according to Jack, who added: "f'm not saying that because she's our child because she :sn't." She's adopted. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKenncy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Proper Technique Eliminates Guessing Tlie annual contract bridge teachers' convention conducted by _ . ., •' —"' . Charles H. Gorcn of Philnrtcluhla Gordon MacJtoe lei* me there's will bc , wM at , he Park ^™£* a Chinese cafe oil the way to the Hotel In New York City Oct 18 19 beich with a sign oufclde. reading: and 20. Teachers from all parts' of past few months have been giving a lot of space to urging the U.S. to set up a Marshal Plan in the East. There has been considerable speculation that that might b« one of the important Items Nehru plans to take up with the President. State Department officials say that this Is not true. And they claim that he won't talk about a loan for his (Country, either. , For the few days that he wilj be in Washington, they are cookm^ up the usual whoop-de-doo. Hefl address Congress if .It's in session and will probably get the Grade A District of Columbia parade with the fire truck ladders forming an arch over Pennsylvania Ave. and, supporting the "Welcome Jawah- arlal Nehru" sign. His visit to Washington | 5 ot special personal interest to him because his sister, f>frs. Vljaya Lafc- shmi Pandit, Is here as the Indian ambassadress. • Numerous speaking engagements are being arranged for him all around the U.S. He enjoys addressing large crowds and speaks excellent English. His daughter will accompany him on the trip. He Is a widower. the country will gather there for a course in the latest methods of teaching contract bridge. Ooren gave me today's lejson hand, which brings out the point that players who complain about guessing wrong could eliminate the guess by proper technique. We acro- - . •• —... ~* »*. a * ui great heights. This seems to be quite common—probably so much so that It Is almost "normal." Many Different Kinds There are other phobias with long and astonishing names and even stranger meanings. At the risk of making this sound like a list, a. few are: apiphobia— fear of bees- aiitoniysophobis—fear of being dirty; bibliophobla—dislike o f books; cherophobia—fear of gaiety, and necrophobie, or fear of death Obviously the last Is a fear which everyone shares, it Is a true phobia only when a person thinks about leath constantly. Should anything be done about :hese abnormal fears? The answer a yes, if possible. Being 3 fraid 3f something is abnormal only when It is excessive ,-and there Is no good reason for that fear. Heal phobias make the victim miserable and can completely dominate their lives and point of view Even when the nature of fear seems humorous to the outsider, 1t Is constant source of annoyance to the person involved and may cause a great deal of mental distress. • • « . Note: Dr. Jordan Is unable to answer Individual questions 'from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column THE DOCTOR ANSWERS od's QUESTION: it olive oil g<iod for gall stones and liver trouble? ANSWER: Although people frequently take olive ojl under such conditions, I .do not know of any reason why It should do good.. 15 Years Ago (n B/yfheviNe— J. B. :CIune, ; , Jr., Louis Stemac and John McMullin of Philadelphia Perm., left today for Little Rock where they will attend St. John's Seminary. They were accompanie by the Rev. J. J. Thompson. Dr. Floyd H. Howlon, who has been attending .St. LoiUs university has established an office here fo the practice of dentistry. He Is i nephew of Dr. Howton, of Osceoli The Rev. Stuart H. Salmon, pas tor of the First Presbyterian church Mr. ana Mrs. Roy Walton, and ^frs. L. S. Brlscoe went to Fern Cliff, Ark., near Little Rock toda' tor a meeting.of Presbyterial. News Travels Slowly WASHINGTON (AP>— Fred Bal ley, an official of the Nationa Grange, went to see an Agriculture Department official. While waitini he casually asked a stenographe what she thought of the Brannan plan of farm price supports. "Who's Brannan?" asked th stenographer. "Why,' 'replied Bailey, "he's Sec AQJ963 » AQ7 » A 109 J.S2 A52 » JS33 • 864 *KJ93 *KJ5 + AQ Lesson Hand on She Play South West North E«i 1 * Pass 3 * Pass 6 A Pass Pass pass Opefling—»3 29 govern- d by Britain's famous war- m : f-lniA «f n!~l..__ . *"•« « 01 I lUIC )hurc h i,,LVgen e raUr r r g5aa rdeVas he savior of his country int" vortd conflict, and his views k» •eccived with respect Attlee lacks the colorful person- ility of his opponent. However, the msmlor himself has achieved pow- ;rful leaderfhlp through team work ind his reputation for sincerity t had a long conversation with urn In London just after he came o power in 1945, and sized him up *s being a stnght-torward man. I md I also made this comment In my 1945 report: "Don't forget that it's Attlee who s the master chemist In the leftist politico-economic experiment which f it should go wrong would have' a tremendous repercussion not only on England but on the rest of the globe. "The difficulty, as I see it 1» :hat Chemist Attlee Is esperiment- ng with an untried mixture. And of course honesty won't prevent it from blowing Up In his face. However, the steady hand that comes trom integrity of purpose certainly Well, chemist Alike has arrived at the crucial moment of his experiment. The charge by. his op.., position isn't that the Socialist^, produced the crisis, since'they inV^ periled much economic grief when they took over as the war was closing, but that they have failed to solve it. Face Charge of Inefficiency So the general attack is that th« Socialists have been inefficient Specifically It appears to be developing along three lines: 1. Why did you wait so long to Inaugurate devaluation? ft devaluation was the right move, It should have been made earlier. 2. Dovaluatlon now has been fore- • ed largely because of waistefiilness of the welfare state. . . 3. We know that you can't hold the line, prices will go up and so-will wages;: r . ^ ,.,.•; One concrete report was given Tuesday by Sir Stafford Cripps chancellor of the exchequer. H» raised Britain's profits tax by one fifth—from 25 to 30 per cent—to offset the Inflationary effect of cheapening the pound. She chancellor announced this' at the opening of the debate in Commons. He also declared: . "It is of critical importance that nothing—and I mean literally nothing—should be done to increasn personad incomes arising out £&* profits, .wages or salaries until we can see how far our policy has •succeeded in bringing near a balance in our dollar-sterling trade" • Meantime labor is calling for higher wages to meet the expected increase in the cost of living due to devaluation. So Attlee not only must win his vote of confidence In Commons but must satisfy the country as a whole that his government is on the right track. retary of Agriculture!" "He 1=? Then what became Clinton Anderson?" ot Garden Plant will probably never play an evening of bridge without hearing someone say, "If only I could guess them right!"— yet .In the majority of cases the guesswork can be eliminated. First, a word about the bidding. Over one spade North jumped to three spades, which Is a stronger bid than four. A jump to four spades tells your partner that you cannot see any prospect of a slam, but you think there Is a game In the hand. A jump to three spades tells your partner that you are sure there Is a game, and you think there may be a slam. South did. not bother to use the Blackivood convention. He marie a direct bid of six spades. In the play the opening lead of the three of hearts was won by declarer with the ten. Now if South could guess the diamond or club correctly, he would have no problem; but why not eliminate the guess? Take two rounds of trumps, cash the heart tricks, then cash the ace of clubs and lead the queen of clubs. It makes no difference who wins It. A diamond return will give declarer ft free diamond finesse, and any other return . ruff and a discard. I give him a HORIZONTAL 1,7 Depicted garden vegetable 12 Horseshoe i pitching term ' 13 Governor of Persian province 14 Social'insect •IS Masculine name 17 Bind 13Pint (ah.) 19 Degraded 21 Lord (ab.) 22 Male parent 23 Mystic syllable 25 Levantine ketch 27 Cooking iilensils 50 "Emerald Isle" 31 Device used by goiters S2 City In Oklahoma 33 Weary 34 Permits 36 Eternities 37 Babylonian deity 38 Half-em 39 Piece (ab.) 41 They arc rich in — 47 Egyptian fun god 49 Boy 51 Smells 52 Distant 53 Its pod and seed are 55 Most sickly 57 Passageway between rows of reals 58 Confiscate) VERTICAL 1 Blow with the open hand 2 Canvas shelter 3 Rodent •1 Within 5 Roman emperor 6 They In gardens 7 Unclothed 8 And (Latin) 9 Skill 10 Brad 24 Movement 25 Fur-bearing animal 26 Military assistant 42 Stage part 43 Poem 44 Toward 45 Goddess of. discord *ii\an < assistant Oiscord 13 Indian weight 28 Gull-like bird 46 Small Island 16 Goddess of the earth IS Openwork fabric 20 Diamond- cutter's cup 22 Freebooter 29 Observes 33 Year between 12 and 20 35 Tree fluid 39 Entreaty 47 Demolish 48.Crafts 50 Roman god 52 Turkish hat 54 Bale {ab.) IJP l^Utl LUIJ* • i)1 JUiJIC \-*"*/ 40 Mohammedan 56 Chinese uni' magistrate of weight 24 W 4- H7 16

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