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FAfRSCC BLITHE V1LLE (ARK.) OOUR1EB NEWS THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS OOQKOBt HEWS OQ, K. W. KADCZB. PubUibv JAKES L. VBLHOBT Editor PAUL O. HUMAN. AdmtMm •ate NtttoiMl Adrortldnt Wallaa Wttmcr Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit M (eeoad elut matter it tb« po*t- •(Cte* at BlytiMvilto, Arkama*. under act ol Coo(no. Octobtf (, U1T. Member el Tb« Amdatu Prai SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By cutler ID the citj at BlytbevUie or an; •uburban town •here carrier icnrtce U maln- Uined, Mo per week, 01 800 per month •f mall, within a radius ol SO mile* $4.00 per year. *3J» tor atx months, $1.00 lor three maathi: b» nail eutatde 60 mile ion* $10.00 per rear payable la advance. Meditations Tk« wicked bamnreth, «nd pajtth not a*aln: IMt th* rifhtcMM thewelh merer, and fiveth.— 17:21. To forget, or pretend to do so, to return a borrowed «rtlcje, is the meanest sort ol petty theft.—Dr. Johnson. Barbs The fellow who Is i stickler lor law ollen prove* a trial to his friends. * • * Mo4H«n mrrn't telllnr their kldi a thlnr hr that alley flihtlnj ( ive> (he whole a Mark *««. It doesn't count when the rubber you get in brldft ' comei from peeking into the hand of another player. * • t A *o» kennel wai ordered moved when bark- Inc record! were played in a suit bronlht by A howling suceeai. A driver Is known by the renders he keeps- front getting smashed up, Special Polio Funds Drive Merits Support Launching of a nationwide financial drive for 114,500,000 in an emergency •i campaign to provide funds for victims of infantile paralysis gives Mississippi County an opportunity to show its appreciation of the help which has been given during this summer's epidemic which hit this «rea hard. . In one check the National Foundation : for .Infantile Paralysis furnished 126,000 for this county and the funds arrived at a time when the dreaded di•«a»« w«g striking with such regularity that the total number of cases quickly climbed past the 100 mark and now is above 150. Helpless as the victims are in spite of the best that the medical profession and scientists can do, the victims would have been mor« at the mercy of the disease had it not been for the funds »o promptly provided by the national foundation in order that everything pos- wble might be done to help the victims regain use of their crippled limbs. Recovery from polio is at the best a •low and expensive process. It is safe to aasume that many who will walk •gain might have been cripples for life, except for the venevolence of Americans who have year after year contributed to the March of Dimes campaigns to provide funds for the foundation for use in sections where it was needed most. Mississippi County and other areas in Arkansas badly needed the funds which were allocated to the state this »ummer. The funds, we believe, were used to best advantage. Over the nation polio struck with such frequentcy that the national foundation allocated more funds than it could afford, and as a result for tlie first time in the foundation's history it is asking for contributions in a special campaign. Mississippi Countians will remember how welcome the ?25,000 check was when it arrived in a time of great need —and they will, we believe, be equally willing to respond to the foundation's appeal in its time of need. The campaign is not to be a hlgn pressure affair. Contributions are sought from those willing to give and the mechanics for giving are exceedingly simple. Just address the envelope containing your contribution to "Polio", care Postmaster. Regardless of where you live in Arkansas the letter will be forwarded to the foundation's state headquarters in Little Rock where the funds will be handled with dispatch so that the money can go to work to continue the program which reaches from one end of the nation to the other. And, if there is doubt in your mind about the ne«d. Please remember lhat money is being expended daily to provide hospiUlization for patients who « victim* of the disetw, not this year but but year. And that many of those stricken this year still will o« needing treatment during 1950 if they «r« to b« given * full opportunity to recover. There's Confusion in Ohio Early reports from Ohio relate that organized labor's campaign to unseat Senator Taft next year already is encountering difficulties. The prime problem is finding a Democratic candidate who packs sufficient weight to give Tai't a genuine fight. Governor Lausche of Ohio, prize vote- getting Democrat in the state, prefers to run for governor again. No other good prospects are in sight. There also seeiris lo be some resentment developing against the planned invasion of Ohio by the AKL and CIO. This lakes the for mof Ihe usual resistance lo "outsiders." It is possible, too, that a lot of Ohioans will refuse to accept labor's designation of Taft as the very symbol of reaction.^ Conservative he may be, but he is no stand-patter. The record is plain: he has fostered and supported public housing, federal aid to education, broad health plans. The word "reaction" simply does not embrace activities of this sort. VIEWS OF OTHERS The American Bar With Ihe American Bar Association in convention here, St. Louis will get a good look at Ihe legal profession of the United States. Many ol Its brightest lights will be here, and there will also be a good sprinkling of country Judges and associates or j&r. Tutt— enough a least to remind observ'eri lhat not all liw olficea are In Wall Street or LaSalle Street. The Impression will not be one of perfection. Tile bar Itself is concerned ove{ the low opinion In which it is held By some people. It has retained counsel to study its shortcomings and to suggest improvement*. While a final report la not yet due, »omething ol this may crop up In convention talk. But lliis desire for self-Improvement will be scored to the bar's credit. Certainly, people no longer believe as Shakespeare did lhat. all lawyers should be killed. The profession has long been a. crowded one. Standards for admission have been low. Even now, Georgia and Arkansas have no educational standard* for those who would plead at the bar. So It has been easy for none too ethical practl- lionerj lo establish themselves. But these conditions already have greatly improved. Most stales have raised fairly high itandards. Legal education has made great strides, especially in such schools M Harvard, Chicago. Yale and Columbia. And local bar associations are doing a belter job of disciplining their members. The association Is concerned about fees. Reginald Heber smtlli of Boston, who is in charge ol he profession's self-analysis, believes there may be debate about the slate's duty to provide adequate medical care. But he has no doubts about Us obligation to make sure that Justice Is done, whether a man can pay the cost or not. So Improvements in Ihe quality of legal aid available to Ihose In the lower Income brackets may be expected. According t o a Fortune survey, perhaps the major reason why some people do not have full confidence in the profession lies in the finding that its members are much more conservative than Die average citizen. A prolesslon devoted to precedent necessarily has a conservative cast. But no fair man will forget that while the law had Its Liberty Leaguers, It also had its New Dealers Most social and economic advances have come by way of law. If lawyers did not Inspire all progress, they cerlahily drartcd and administered the laws which gave it rorce. The law continues to be one or Ihe great professions, its function is Impossible without it While some members or the bar may be little more than specialized pleaders, others are social philosophers. From its ranks have come the great law-makers and Ihe great Judges. Without them the Western concept of individual liberty could nol be what it Is today. The roster of tile profession's great names Is not closed. The fact that the profession is concerned about its repute is the best prool lhat It has a healthy vitality, and that the great majority ol Its members believe with Justice Rutlcdge that the law must serve human needs. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY A united Europe can only come aboul by giving up some sovereignty.-Georges Bidault, French minister of foreign affairs. Fror» what I have seen, the only country m the world safe from communism Is Russia.—Actor Clifton Webb. They (the senators) have had two strikes already. Now force them to hit or strike out.— Rep. John Dingell, Michigan, on ciclay over the 1950 budget. * * * First you get a whip, and then when everybody knows you have it, put It in the rerngera- tor.-DavId Dubinsky, ncad of the International Ladles' Garment Workers' Union. » » * The minimum wage law Is not intended lor organised employes. H Is Intended only to protect unorganized workers against a condition where they have lo accept less Ulan tney arc really entitled to.—Sen. Robert A. Tail IRJ Ohio. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1949 PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Flood Control Measure Reveals Need For Merging of Competing Agencies WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Another fight between Army Engineers and Bureau if Reclamation over water resources management has Just sprung up in the new $995.000.000 flood control bill. This bill has been passed by the House and Is now before the Senate Public Works Committee. The case has extraordinary Importance now because It offers another examp'le of the need for unification of government water control agencies as recommended by the Hoover 'reorganization commission. The fight centers over an Army Corps of Engineers project in Ihe Grand Pralrie-Bivyou Melo Basin In Arkansas. This is the number three rice-producing area of the U.S., down where the Arkansas and While Rivers flow into the Mississippi. For some years these rice farmers hnve been flooding their fields by well water. But ovrr- pnmplng has now lowered the ground water level dangerously The area faces eventual loss of its rice farming unless water supply can be increased. In 1945 Concress authorized Army Engineers to make a study of this Arkansas hasln. Although the need was for an irrigation project of some kind. Bureau O f Reclamation cnv ,id not be called in for consultation because It Is authorized by law to oncrate only In those states west of the 97th meridian, which Is west of Arkansas A bill to permit Bureau of Reclamation to operate In Arkansas and Louisiana has been before Congress several years, but has not passed New Departure Army engineers have therefore operated east of the 97th meridian on navigation and flood control projects. They have not bees (tiled on to operate irrigation projects for the simple reason that the eastern U.S. has abundant, ainfall and has little need of Irrigalion. Asking Army Engineers lo figure on irrigation was therefore a new departure. Department of Agriculture was brought in as the operating agency. Army Engineers' report on the Grand Prairie-Bayou Melo project called for construction of 28 miles of main canal. 320 miles of lateral and distribution canals. Water for the system was to be taken from behind existing flood control dams upstream on the White Hiver. Cost of the project was estimated at $25,000.000. Sir million dollars would be for additional flood control works, $19.000,000 for irrigation. , Under reclamation laws, users of water from Bureau ol Reclamation dams must pay back to the government the full cost of the irrigation works on any project. They pay this back on quite favorable terms There Is a maximum 10-year development period when only opera- tinn and maintenance cost must he paid by the water users. Then they get 40 years in which to pay o;ick the principal, interest free In actual practice, revenues from the sale of public power generated at Reclamation dams are applied asainst the cost of many projects This reduces the costs of irrigation nroiecls which otherwise would not he feasible. Irrigation project costs vary from as low as seven to as high ns 50 per cent of total reclamation project costs Prairie-Bayou Hfeto project, Army Engineers somewhat arbitrarily decided 60 per cent of the project should be charged against Irrigation. It was proposed that farmers using Irrigation waters for rice or "dry land" crops—forage, cotton or corn—should pay back 60 per cent of the cost In SO years, at 3',4 per cent Interest. Actually, the Army Engineers' formula Is said to be so complicated, with so many credits for development, period, construction components and federal government share of operation, that the total amount repayable would be only $3000000 000. Under Reclamation laws,'the full 51S.OOO.OOO would be repayable The real danger of this setting up of two different standards of" repayment is in the precedent It might establish. It would open the door for Army Engineers to start bidding against Bureau of Reclamation as to which agency would get I U M J m ---- " "^J 11 II 11 1U Kt!U to build future Irrigation project, If water users had to pay back onlv wh(i* rt £ erit ° f costs to the A ""y while they had to pay back 100 per cent of casts to Bureau of Hec lamatir,,,. they'd naturally p fcfer to do business with the Army Fortunately, the issue may not have to be decided right „/„. ",°n Passing the flood control w^'th" Srami finn l , n n tion leaving only the seooonn starter on the flood control™ of the project. But the Senate may reverse thk decision and thp !«„; i. \T. p . tfl .' s IN HOLLYWOOD Br Ersldnc Johnson XKj* Sl»rr Correspondent HOLLYWOOD 1NEA , _ willlilm Pauley. Jr. may stage a Johnny Agnr and try for a film career to be near Elizabeth Taylor. He wants her to give up her career. She's refused. So he's thinking about com- Inu to Hollywood to try his luck in Pictures. . . . f.f-G-M tried to land Gary Grant »s Lan« Turner's leading man In "A Life of Your Own," but Gary nlxcd it because of his health. Despite that checkup at Johns Hopkins, he's still suffering from aftermaths of his vellow jaundice attack. • * • Discount those reports that Clark Gable will fly to Mexico city over Labor Day to see Paulette Goddard. lie hasn't flown since the war and doctors have grounded him for life. Since his combat duty he suffers from a flying ailment similar to the bends. Jimmy Casneys explanation of Ihe rural life: "On my farm in Martha's Vineyard I can spend five days deciding whether I ought to slraichlen up a fence post—then I go fishing." Prelude lo .Mayhem: Bill l)e-, who slill hasn't canthl that sworn-fish. was standing on the pier at Balboa admiring a big marlin brlnp weighed In. "Who caught it?" asked Bill, "Thit man over there." he was told. Bill turned. The happy man was director Johnny Farrow. 'I didn't know you were a fisherman," said Bill. "I'm not." said Farrow. "First lime I've ever been fishing." "tlgKl" Cnmrriy That illness which cost Lou Cos- pcmnris is a switch. Bud now weighs more than lav . . . Ralph Edwards' press party at John Rices cove was a dilly "Mr "ash." who kept the mob guessm,;' turned out to be Chelois .the Brown Derby maitre d'hotel. . . . Jact Briggs isn'l wasting time, either since his parting from Ginger Rogers, ice and Ann Miller were at tiic Coconut Grove to see Peter Lind Hpvea and Mary Healy. N'<"v it's the "Tele-Robot." de- •••isned for television in every roam of AH apartment, home, hotel, hns- P't.H, etc.. working off one master set. • • • Director George Marshall to Bob Hope and Lucille Ball on the Fancy Prints" set: "Lrl's bake the ham." They turn on the lights and start emoting. • • » The Screen Directors Guild can t.ike ?. bow for skipping the publicity on its tribule to D. W. Griffith. , They're quietly going shcad with a j hi; memorial for Ills Kentucky '• Brave. . . . Legal battle coming up | over a story bascci on the New York ; mlir«man who broke Ihe Mnfia| blfrk hand cang in New York. | M-O-M announced the Him but the j Kins Brothers claim priority on the j idc.i. | Nnfp In Jack Bi-nnv: rhll Harris i* brushing up on Ms music at tlic California Academy of Music in North Hollywood. Nominated for the 50112 title or the year: "The Girl With the Mink Blue Jeans." Mirk Warnow's company Is publishing. ; Told Yon So F,^\ will be blushing over thcvse love scenes Pe?gy Cummins plays in "Gun Crazy" under Joe Lewis' direction. They'll prove she should McKENNttY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnner ?™ eI ?"' S Card Autl 1()ri( ,. Written for NEA Service Bids Seven A'. 7'. On Sound Reasoning I pulled up a chair the 0[ |,pr night behind my old friend ,\ M. D. Rothschild of New' v Mrs. Rothschild Tournament—Neither vul. Somh West North F.n 2 A Pass 3 V Pass J A Pass Opening— ^ 4 N. T. 7 K. T. p ass I2 City, who Is known to evrv. in tournament bridee as ''Mother Rothschild." I believe she prnbniih plays more dunlicate bridge that am- other nerscn in the country. Mrs. Rothschild likes to bid.'YOU can rest assured that if there Is a slam In a set of boards during have been Amber. Frank DeVol says Cecil B. De- Mill will have a real problem in his 'Greatest Show on Earth." bisert on the Rinsling Brothers circus. He'i! have to find a lion that can stick his head In Joe E, Brown's mouth. Battle of Propaganda Pressed By Soviets to Try to Curb Tito The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M D Written for NBA Service Typhoid /ever Is caused by a germ commonly known as the ty- pliold bacillus. This germ l s carried In water which has been contaminated by Improper disposal of sewage. It is also spread from an Infected person to a health:' one by fingers, food, and flies. Until recently the treatment of typhoid had Improved little if at all from the days when 11, was much more common. Now, however, one of the relatives of penicillin called chloromycetin seems to offer new hope for effective treatment. Conquest of the disease has been brought about not by better methods or treatment, however, but by striking at the source of infection through improved sanitary measures. Health officials are constantly on the alert to see that sewage is properly carried off and treated and cannot seep into the drinking water supply. The drinking water Is also examined often and treated with chlorine If there is any sign of pollution. Fewer "Carriers" Today Animals do not get typhoid or carry the germ. Consequently, con- disease, it does not have any gig- is comparatively easy. Healthy people—called "carriers"—who harbor trolling the spread of the disease with the disease, have been responsible for many outbreaks. There are fewer carriers today than in the past, and health departments are constantly on the watch for carriers, especially those who might be particularly dangerous because they work in restaurants or other food establishments. While proper disposal of sewage and care of the water suply is responsible for most of the decrease in this highly fatal and disabling disease, some cases have been prevented by vaccination. Vaccination docs not give complete protection, but It helps by increasing resistance. 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 . td By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. QUESTION-* Why does one's jaw crack svhen opening the mouth? ANSWER: If thi s symptom is present without pain, swelling or other signs of arthritis or other the germ, but are not actively ill nlficance. Sometimes the symptom is caused by partial dislocation or the joint, when this occurs it is usually due to an arthritis of the joint. Apparently at times it is caused by the fact that the surfaces of the joint are suddenly pulled apart and this causes a popping sound. Bushels of Honey Come Off Living Room Ceiling GHIDLEY, III. (AP)—For several years, the T.H. Benedicts knew there were bees, in their home near here. They finally discovered the bees bu', not before the swarms had the evening, she will bid It. However, she did use very sound reasoning when she bid seven no trump on today's hand. Mrs. Rothschild said, "When my partner opened with a two-bid, h» told me he had ten tricks in his own hand. Well, ir he could take ten, and I had the ace, king, and queen of clubs, that counted up to 13. Also, when he bid hearts and I held four lo the ten, I knew It would help to get that suit to break. Of course, I protected myself by bidding Tour not trump, to make sure he had three aces. His five spade response showed three aces." Mrs. Rothschild continued. "Why wait? I bid seven no trump." The hand will produce 16 tricks —five spades, four hearts, one diamond and six clubs. By DeWitt MicKenzle AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Marshal Tito, Yugoslavia's hard- boiled dictator, has reaffirmed hi, belief that his country isn't headed for armed strife with Russia despite the -ropaganda war and economic boycott by (lie Moscow controlled comhiform. At the same time Pietro Ncnnl, a pro-Communist Italian Socialist leader, stated In Rome after a visit to Moscow that Russia will stop short of war witli Yugoslavia. Nenni proposal thai the Yugoslav people themselves "judge and condemn the policies of Tito." These and similar declarations have brought me an Inquiry as lo whether there is a Comi-unlst policy that one Communist nation won't go lo war with another i s Ri'ssia's hope for world peace based on the idea that, if all nations should turn communist. th^> co'-'-'-'t he wars among thcm?*5;' Old Russian Policy Cited Russia hasn't announced such a policy in so many words. She has of course, frequently declared that she maintains a policy of non- agression against all countries- communist and otherwise—and will fight only In self defense. However, Moscow lias identified Its political ism as "international communism," as opposed to the nationalism for which Tilo stands The sovereignty of a nation under international communism resi.s In Moscow. The marshal has refused to surrender his country's sovereignty. It is. I suppose, logical lo assume lhat there can be no armed strife between loyal "international Communists" who take their orders from Moscow. So in that sense it could be said that the Russian policy for International communism precludes war among members. The case of Yugoslavia Is a peculiar one. Moscow is withholding judgment on the country as a whole, while reading Tito out ol the fold as a heretic. The,Kremlin says he is not a true Communist but is a Fascist. The Kremlin professes to believe that Tito is acting without the approval of the majority of his people. Blockade Becomes a Weapon But Moscow isn't leaving tha matter there. Nobody has unsheathed the sworl against Tit^. but neighboring communist coui^ft tries are waging a vigorous economic blockade and war of nerves against Yugoslavia. Meantime anti- Tito elements within Yugoslavia are busy trying to slir up a revolt against him. Thus the Internal and external pressures are working in concert. So far as the marshal Is concerned, he is saying little but ij sawing considerable wood. His new 320,000,000 loan from America, plus the steel mill which he is purchasing in the United States, have eased his situation. He shows no signs of surrender. Obviously the position is explosive and, as this column remarked the other day, Tito himself probably wouldn't claim (o he a good insurance risk, t Us the type of crisis which cot'ld produce a shooting war but, as things stand at the moment, isn't expected lo by most observers. 15 Years Ago In BlYtheville — After a summer devoid of bridge- parties ,the Thursday Luncheon Club which meets each Thursday for lunch nnd bridge will meet wi^t Mrs. J.A. Leech. W Sheldon Hall who was stricken III nnd taken to the Baptist Hospital Thursday morning is improved. His mother Mrs. C. H. Hall is with him. Mr..;, j. E. Whitworth underwent an operation today at Blytheville Hospital for the removal of her root. Mrs. Whitworth has been suffering from diabetes. There are some 3.000 Islands in the Bahama group. made a honey of a mess. Summer heat discovered the location of the bees DKt when honey started running d-!wn from the living room ceiiint;. Pour bushel baskets oi honey and the bees were'removed. Country's Banner HORIZONTAL 1 Dcpiclcd is the flag of 8 Kye fungus 13 Vends again 14 This country Is in America 15 Mimic 1C Requires 18 Falsehood 19 Slight bow 20 Eagle's ncs( 21 Card game 22 Abraham's home (Bib.) 23 Senior (ab.) 24 Stalk 27 Comply 29 Pronoun 30 Note of scale 31 It a republic 32 Thai thing 33 One of its products is 35 Rip 38 Ruthenium (symbol) 39 Missouri (ab.) •SO Past 42 Indian province 47 Ready 48 Large cask 49 Small carnivore 50 Permit 51 Compound ether 53 Liken 55 Rock 56 Lanced VERTICAL 1 Planet • 2 Account 3 Employer! 4 Goddess of Ihe earth 5 Arm bone 6 On the sheltered side ' Belgian river 8 Essential being 26 Disorder 8 Artificial 27 Leave out language 28 Nip 0 Sen bird 33 Declaims 11 Indolent 34 Month 2 Hypothesis As Electrical unit li Two (prefix) 37 Decayed 25 Give forth 41 Atop 42 Land measura 43 Thus 44 Pouches ' 45 On 46 Itnitale 52 Half an em 51 Parent

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