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PACT SIT BLYTHSJVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHBVTLLB COUK1EB NEWS > TK» ooOTUjm Ktm oo. H. W. KAINIS, fnbUHier AW I* VKRHOEFF ttttor D. HUUAM, AdTgtitfaa tUBlgtt •ol* Nttfcmt) AdvertUtai R»jswentttl«B: WalUc* Witm*r Co. Nnr Vwk, Chicago, Octroi Memphis. Ent«r*d u Mcond claat mttUi at th» pent- offlw »t B!jrth»»ill«, Arkansas. under act ol Con. October 9, 19 IT. Member ol Tb* Piui SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ' Bf ciriier le the city ol Blythevllle or any f mburbM, town wner» carrier lervlc* I* miin- s Ulned, 30c per week, oj 85o p«i month > BT mall, wllbiii » radius ol 60 miles M-OC pei ', jear 12 00 tor ttx montht, $1.00 for thre« month*; i bj mall ouUlde W mile ion« »10.00 per rw ' payabl* la wlvanct. 'Meditations An there any amonj the vanities ot the Gen- tllM (Bat can cauae rain? ot can Ihe hwrciu fire ibowere* art net Thou H«, O Lord our CodV therefore we will wait upon Thee: fur Thou hut made all tb«e Ihinjfc—Jeremiah 14:22. • « * The mystery of the universe, and the mean- Ing of God's world, are shrouded in hopeless ob- Kurily, until we learn to feel that all laws suppose a lawgiver ,and that all working Involves a Divine energy.—Alexander Maclaren. [Barbs > Arguing over who should put the car in the ; garage, an Ohio woman shot her husband, An; other reason for a speedy solution of the park> ing problem. I * * * | The UN letrelary-jentral sayi the world I* ' putlnc throaih an era of "cold prace." Some. thine TW won't tind i" apartments come winter. ; . • ' After you've run up a big bill, that apple a ' day doesn't do any good. i * * * : Chleac* police found »7400 In ?100 bills In ; the underwear o* Slpnund Enjle, held on eonlf- • fence fame charges. Before bring arrested he wu afttinf on tap of the world. * t * • All other means failing. Inmates ol » southern • prl«on broke out with chtckenpox. More Substance, Less Shine Make for Better Movies ; Hollywood'* standard movie hero ; hardly ever needs more than a reel or I two to achieve dazzling success, what! tver his field. Usually his setbacks are .4. minor. If not, the audience understands ; clearly that the obstacles will be licked J before the final fade-out. | In this atmosphere of almost contin- S uous good fortune, the unhappy word ; "depression" seems to have no place. ; How reassuring, then, to read that sev- i eral leading Hollywood executives con- l sider the film capital's business decline ! largely at an end. '- The wailing was pretty loud last winter, and there appears to have been ; §om« basis for it. In February only 22 ; picture* were in production. Film em- i ployment, including actors and all other ; trades, was down to 12,100 from the | 16,300 at work in June, 1048. Dollar-short * foreign countries were menacing the big • overseas market for U. S. movies. > The outlook is more cheerful now. ), Forty-seven pictures are in the making, ) employment is up to 14,300, costs are | down. Savings have been realized by lop' ping off excess personnel, paring ma; lerial expenses to a minimum, speeding ; up film shooting schedules and culling 1 salaries everywhere except among the top stars. Production of several films abroad - has helped to consume foreign earnings the companies were buried from taking home to America. (The overseas situation, however, is still far from bright.) Perhaps the most encouraging fact of all was that after all the moaning was over the movie makers found their American earnings never had fallen very far below the peak postwar years. There's a strong feeling in Hollywood that earnings held up because pictures got better as they became cheaper to produce. Over the years, Hollywood has become so skillful technically that it lias learned to impart a slick production polish to many films of average or poor quality. Often these increasingly expensive pictures were not the box-office nuggets they were supposed to be. Compelled to economize, some producers decided to dispense with slickness and give more atteulion to developing good slories and better actors. A lot of the acting talent was brand new and it didn't cost as much as did established stars. The result, in Hollywood's own judgment, was a product that generally outshone the lavish films built around big names. The critics agreed. Unfortunately, all major producers will probably not profit from thii exper- ience. Evidence suggest* they will go on believing that a flimsy »tory turned out with a high gloss is what the public most want*. Maybe they've been too busy to read the box-office figures lately, if they had scanned them, they'd be striving for a little more «ubstance and a little less shine. Architect's Revenge Uilmore D. Clarke, chairman of the Fine Arts Commission in Washington, is paying the penalty for speaking out last year against a project dear to President Truman's heart: construction of a balcony outside the second floor of the White House. Clarke is reportedly being dropped from the commission alter 18 yews' continuous service, ilr. Truman's friends say tvhat angered him was the fact that Clarke made an open fight against the balcony plan without giving him advance notice. Clarke and other members of the commission said tfie balcony would spoil the basic design of the White House. The President replied that original plans for the building included a balcony, it was constructed last year despite the protests. Dropping Clarke appears to be JUr. Truman's revenge. But Kate has intervened to give Clarke a sort of revenge, loo. Tli,e major White House repairs now in progress will keep the President off that balcony for perhaps the next two years. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Citizen and the UN Efforts to bring the United Nations and tile people nearer' together have taken several forms. There are the United Nations Associations, supported not by governments but by Individuals, In many of the member countries. There are the activities of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational Scientific, and Guttural Organization. »nd of the People's ectlon for the United Nations,' wherein Individuals take part in group study or UN problems and report to UN headquarters on their findings. But for drama and significance none ot these efforts exceed the step Just taken by the UN Commission on Human Rights. This Is the adoption by the commission of a resolution urging that machinery be set up in the UN through which «n Individual could appeal to the UN for protection. The protection would be against encroachment on the individual's "human rights," which Is to say those rights which are enumerated in the UN Covenant on Human Rights, i draft of which was written at the Paris session of the General Assembly last fall. Now, my mch effort.opens up the most delicate area of the UN's relations to member governments. For it envisages a : time when the citl- «en could appeal to the UN against treatment by his own gonrrunent. Poles, Czechs, or others suffering under Communist regimes could call upon the world organization to intervene. Likewise, members of minorities In western countries oould appeal to the UN for support against limitations under which some of them now chafe. So long as the rule of national sovereignty remains intact under the UN, the world body cannot have police power to protect individuals. But its ability to focua world opinion o nany abuse of human rights can be very important Indeed. The UN has not, however, any machinery for dealing with petitions made by individuals tor protection. The human rights commission's resolution proposes but does not set up such machinery. It has yet to be approved by the Economic and Social Council, under which the human rights commission operates. Even then u would be subject to effective challenge in the General Assembly. But the move is another of those forward- looking elforts to make the UN what the charter preamble implies it should be In those famous opening woids: "We, the peoples of the United Nations..." —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY I'm jus', an old channel catfish.—Vice President Alben W. Barkley, on living in a goWlun bowl. The Dmocratic party is a national party, and not a sectional party any more. The tail no longer wags the dog.—President Truman. * • • I raise the point of order of what right has anyone here to look Into the activities ol a member of Congress.—Rep. James E. Van Zaudt |R.(, Pennsylvania. It Is only by assuming that students are Irresponsible adolescents at the mercy a! all ideas that one can argue for the political screening of college faculties—Harold Taylor, president ol Sarah Lawrence College. * » * I wish there could be a bugler there to sound the final call for us. but none of the remaining boys Is a bugler.—Theodore A. Pcnland, 100-year- old commander of the Grand Army ol the Republic. * * « As an American citizen serving on the secretariat of the United Nations, I wish lo express the shock I have experienced at.the iccent actions of the Senate Judiciary Committee which has heard from a "mystery witness" wild charges about the International workings of the United Nations secretariat.—Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, molcler tf tin Ftleitia* One Reason Why We Can't Let Him Fall TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 13, 1949 West Germany Launches New Effort to Create Democracy PETER EDSON'S Washington News Notebook American-European Trade Practices Face Prospect of Sweeping Changes WASFJINGTON —(NEA)— Complete revision of American and European forciga trade practices will he necessary in the next few years if U .S. recovery payments to Marshall Plan countries are ever to be ended. This in brier is the substance of a report which Assistant Economic Co-operation Administrator Wayne C. Taylor will soon make after a four-month study of European biiST iness conditions. Since early this year, Mr. Taylor has been devoting his full time to the problem of how Europe can sell more goods to the U.S. Europe's trade defitit with the United States is estimated at about $•!,000,000,000 a year for the next five f years. What this means is that j Europe will have to sell in America | goods worth that much more if it [ to break even. By breaking i even, Europe will earn enough dol- ^ lars to pay for the machinery, food, cotton and other raw mater- i ials needed to keep going and ! raise the standard of living- Wayne Taylor is a former undersecretary of commerce and exchair- man of the U. S. Export-Import i Bank. He look a seven-man mis- ! sion of Marshall Plan and Con;- i merce Department experts to Eu- i rope with him last May. They .' visited every Marshall Plan conn- j try except Greece, Germany and ! Iceland. They talked to U.S. EGA i and consular officials, foreign trade | associations. businessmen a n d i bankers. They Taylor mission is • many statistical annexes and exhibits. It will make specific recommendations on what might be done to increase U. S. imports from Europe. Americans Have To Be "Sold" A vast educational campaign to "sell" these Ideas to the U.S. Congress, European governments, American and foreign businessmen may be involved. Merely telling the American people that they should buy more foreign merchandise uon't be enough. European exporters must lesirn what the Am- . erican market is, produce goods fort it, get them over here and merchandise thun. This will probably bring a loud yell from many American business firms. But in the main it is believed that European, manufacturers can produce lines o f goods u'hich American firms don't or «on't make, and so will be noncompetitive with the U. S. products. In this process, u. S, customs laws, last revised in 1930, may have to be modernized. Customs regulations will also have to be changed by the U. S. Treasury Department. A start on this has already been made, independently. New bilateral - trade agreements against the United States and ail European governments may be involved. In return for tariff concessions, European import quota restrictions, which are iar worse than any tairifs, will have to be scrapped to make a fair trade deal. Negotiation of such agreements is now blocked because extension of the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act. "Inch expired June 30, is now has passed the House. The average U. S. tariff rate is now said to be about 9 per cent. A lot of things come in free. Hut some of these items have dutle., up to 10, 80 and even no per cent. Many aren't coming in at all. The British gave the Taylor mission a list of 55 such items Need New Trade {Radices Other factors in this situation involve European trade practices entirely. European exporters have been out of the U. S. market for 10 years. In the meantime the market has changed. Ignorance about U. S. buying habits and demands is pretty complete. So far, European exporters have tested only the New York market. Their salesmen have to get out into the midwest, south and west to drum up more business in the big series of U. S. markets. American, stocks and inventories of foreign goods have io be built up so that quick deliveries can be made. The United States needs more free trade zones for stockpiling imports. There are now only five—New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. it is felt there should be several big ones in the midwest. Fcveign credit, lines have to be built up. Tlicy must extend right to local banks in cities where retail sales are made, In marketing British cars in America after the war, U.S. finance companies weren't called In. Most sales were for cash. When the sellers' market ended the British were simply not prepared to sell on credit. So they lost the market entirely. This revolution in trade prao Mr. Taylor. But it is by no means impossible. What the Europeans have to do more than anything else is to go to work on it. By UeWiU MacKemie AP Fortljn Mtflrs An»ly»l Germany's fresh attempt to establish a democracy Is i.nder way In a fine old university town of Bonn on the Rhine, where her new parliament Is holding its first sessions. It is a heroic effort, surrounded by appalling difficulties. Germany is only the shadow of her former self, the victim of her own misdeeds. Only the Western areas are Included In the government. Russia Is said to plan tile establishment of a communist government in her zone which will become a satellite of Moscow. That is the material with which the young parliament has to start work. Germany's experience with The DOCTOR SAYS By i;nwiN P. JORDAN, M.I>. Some people are more likely to break their bones than others". Of course, this is sometimes caused by clumsiness or to a rather vague condition ivhclh is called "accident pronencss." In other cases, however. there is something | n the bones themselves which make them more easily breakable. Any disease which weakens the bone structure will lead to easier breaking. This Includes various kinds of tumors of the bone and such diseases as osteomyelitis, which is an infection of the bony tissue. Many of these diseases of bone can be treated very satisfactorily by modern methods of surgery. In addition to strictly bone diseases of such kinds, there arc some rather rare conditions which attack the bone and which may make them brittle and easy to break. One of these is known as osteitis fibrosa cystica. This condition can be either localized to a single bone or It can invlove a number of different ones, Weakens The Hone It causes the calcium which makes bone hard to be withdrawn and the development of a cyst or sac-like area or areas. Wherever such sac-like areas are located, the bone is naturally less strong and resistant to strain than normal bone would be. These are a few of the conditions which are sometimes called brittle bones: anyone who sustains a broken bone /rom which appears to be only a minor injury should have a thorough examination in order to make sure that some general disease or disease of the bones is not responsible. Many of these can be cured but in a few cases there is nothing which can be done to lessen the of new bone fractures except great care in avoiding .injury. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual question from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. By EDWIN P. JORDAN, iSI.D. QUESTION: Several people I know use five drops of oil of wintergreen on a spoonful of sugar twice a day for arthritis and claim it helps them. What do you think? ANSWER: Oil of wintergrcen is related to asprin and both are helpful in some forms of rheumatic fever, it may make the pain of arthritis slightly less but I doubt that it would help much in any other way. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskinc Johnson NEA Stuff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — iMEA)— Exclusively yours: A national magazine article, complaining about the "de terloration" of Bin? Crosby's voice, suggests that Cordon MacRac may- take his plac. Loudest wall comes from MacRae. who told me: "Nobody will ever take the place of Bing. tic's the greatest. What's more. I don't want to be known as a 'second Crosby.' " I asked Milton Bcrle tvhy his mother wasn't playini; a role with him in "Always Lc.ivt: 'Km Laugh- Ing." "It's simple," he said, "who wants to listen lo nothing bul applause for an hour and 30 minutes?" Judy Garland will pbv a healthy well-scrubbed New Kiwlanrt farm girl In "Summer stock." since her last rest she looks the healthy part but she never could rme inane it a year ago . . . Grccr Oarscm will . die In the final scene of the sequel | to "Mrs. Miniver" . . . You'll see ( 12 Esther Williams swimming simultaneously in -|'hc Duchess of Idaho." Yep, they'll do it with mlr- j rors. Dinah Shore 7.35 offered a .tinging role in the -.amc picture! but turned it CJTAJI. The part was! to small. Linda Kcr-nc. the blues singer at Larry poi!e:'s Supper Club, is warbling a new one with Ihe title "Ingnd Couldiit Helji u." Talki To Ikn r> r ..i,.,,_ • .. ... r r: w ..n i 5 talking to Gen. Dwigln Eisenhower about a new prulinjue putc lor a reissue of the Krnic Pyle story, "Ol Joe." . . . Helen Walker asked designer Bonnie Dcst If she'd ever been lo Paris. "Yrs." rrphrd Ronnie. "Pails is a channiiiE pl.n-c-a suburb of . M-O-M Is sending son in a private railroad car to Philadelphia for tile premiere of 'That Midnight Kiss." Kionomy nole: The big clmsc scent: In "Abandoned" takes ]i[;n:c in Universal-International's unfinished administration lunlcling. II was \vrllcr Irwin Giclgud's hlra and saved the studio a small fortune In aililcil sets. ,\ sign on Ihe building In the films rciuls: "I'aradisc Hills Unfinished l.'oiin- try Club." Scene in "Dead on Arrival" :-h.r.v, Lainond O'Brien getting a miikoy in a San Francisco night club. The : .ripl was shown to S.F, police to Ret co-operation In shooting bmies i around the Bay City. The i»]icc! objected to the mickey scene. S'> • tiic script was rewritten and mr.v O'Hrien takes the ferry for an uu-: named town across the bay lo yet i his mickey. 1 • • • I Lynn Mcrrlck the ex-Mrs. Con- i rhrt N'agcl, and wealthy Bobby IV;e- ' Id are flirting wilh the altar. . . Phi] Baker has come up wilh :i IIC-A i TV idea, "I'll Be Seeing You," . . .! Revival of old songs has another I booster of Jack Meakin, president I of ol Ihe TNFtTAAPOTCB-ltw | National Fellowship for the Appir- • f uiion and preservation Q[ ih | Cornball. . * * I Ann Sterling is secretly engaged ; to a .New York playwright. Slip.-:| 'IIP ex ol mum-millionaire ivn- my Warner . . . Fibber MLOCO ;-nd Molly celebrate their 31st wedding annlvcii-ary Aug. 31. Sudden Thought Edsar Bergen is getting ready for television with a personal appearance tour. He hasn't wornea '••o much about moving ins li|j:, ••'. hrji Charlie McCarthy talk.*, on I lie radio and he wants to prac- Uu. It's the first time in Hollywood's history that a star is practicing keeping his mouth shut. A good idea for some other stars, too. er had attended a cla,=s. You £ce. Eddie could not understand his name called out in Spanish, and had never answered the roll call. He got a great kick out of today's hand because it tooi a gamble to defeat the contract. West was rather surplsed to hear tforth and South do all the bidding. He won the first trick with the ace of spades and continued with a spade which declarer won with the ten-spot. South then led the king of hearts, and Weit Jumped up with the ace. The natural thing to do'here was for West to lead the king of clubs, bui. that was not what West did when this hand was played. He decided to take a long gamble that his McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Written fur NBA Service This Hand Defeated tty Taking a Chance U l.s .surprising how much \vc have in common with the fellow sitting next lo us at. Hie card table, if we just take the trouble to find it out. A K Q103 V KQ83 « A + J 1084 Rubber—E.-W vul. South West North 1 A Pass 1 » 1 ¥ Pass 3 ¥ •1 V Pass Pa;s Opening— A A East Pass Pass Pass 13 I V.M chatting the other nisht with ' Kddic Dunn, \vho u eniccc on the Due Mont television show "Spin the Picuns" on Saturday r.lght.s [ We lound we both hud had some j funny experiences at .school, but I ! dn nol think you could equal tills one. Kridle was taking Spanish and i liis tc.iclicr f.poke nothing but Spanish. At the bceinniniz of a new term l.i.< f.ithpr «fiit a check lo tlie school I foi 1 the tuition, and it was rehuned wtlh th« tUUmutl Umt Sddit t democracy, in the accepted «n» of the term, has been meagre. Her la:' attempt In that direction rested In the ill-fated Weimar Republl« which bridged Ihe few brief year» between the autocracy over which the Kaiser presided and the Hitler- Ian dictatorship o[ evil memories. The world will watch this re. birth of » nation hopefully but not without mlsglvlngi. Inevitably the question arises whether ther« is danger of her making another gamble with war. Hellevn Grrrruru Want Pe»e« Of course that conllneency will be taken care of to long a< lh« allies keep a military checlt on the country. But lasting peace can com** only with the establishment of real democracy and International brotherhood. Thnt Is the task which confronts the new government, at Honn. There Is no reason, as I see it, to doubt that It is possible to acblagf success. The Germans a-, a wflBfc'- are not a warlike folk. Their weai^ ness in the past has been that they were susceptible to regimentation and were victimized by the Prussian warlords. True they are a hlchly Independent and prourt people, and rlpht now they ,are feeling bitter over their fate. I have seen them since the war walking about In the ruins of their one* proud cities, and there Is resentment in many eyes as they pass an allied citizen. Still, having known them for many years I don't believe that they want war any more—either a war of revciiRe or a war of conquest. I think their attitude may be summed up In a little story told to me years ago by th- late Sir Austen Chamberlain, famous British foreign minister. T was visiting him In his home outside London and the conversation drifted about to the making of the hlstc-ic peace of Locarno, in whkh Chamberlain participated, Incident of 1025 Recalled This pact, signed at Locarno, Switzerland, on October 16, 1825, during the time of the Weimar Republic, pledged Germany. Belgium, France. Britain and Rally mutually to guarantee the peace In Western Europe. After the powers had agreed to the terms, but before the treaty had been signed. Chamberlain. Foreign Minister £rlstlde Briand of Prance and Foreign Ml tstcr Gustav Stresemann, held little party of celebration amoni themselves. As the three sat about a tea tabls in a private room congratulating one atother, there was a knock at the door and a German secretary entered with a telegram for Slrese- inann. The latter read the message and tossed It over to his colleagues. It was from the German foreign office and ordered Stresemann to delay sianlng the treaty. Chamberlain and Briand, terribly shocked, passed the message back without comment. Stresemann sat and starert at It. for long minutes. Finally his close-cropped, bullet head came up and he snapped out of the corner of his mouth to the secretary: "Tell them to kiss my foot. I sign." So he signed for peace. And we have a right to hope that Ws Is the spirit of the new Germany. 75 Years Ago In Btytheville —• Mai Mclllwain, E.M. Terry Jr., and John Page Walton left today for Columbia, Teun.. where they will attend Columbia Military ACJ^B emy. ^J Ml&ses Margaret Shaver and Sarah Jo Little left today for Columbia, Mo., where they will attend Christian College. They were accompanied by Tom Little who will return tomorrow. Taken from Graham. Sudbury'J sport* column "Jimmy Tipton Blytheville High School graduate and grid star, stands out as the best sophomore center In the University of Alabama, grid camp this fall." and "There's no question as to who Is boss around the Chick Camp this Fall. Chief Coach Laslie opened his Instructions wilh some quiet warnings to the effect that he would be running the team. Not only docs partner held the queen of clubs: so I he look big enough to back up hts he led a. small club, which East did I words but has been taking part In win with the queen. A spade was' returned. West trumped and set the contract one trick. the daJly grind to the extent that shows he Is In shape to rough it with the boys at any time." 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