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., FACE FOUE B!,YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 'THEBLYTHEVILLE COUEIER NEWS THE COURIER MXW» CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher •.-•:-.• JAMES L. VERHOEFF Editor ' : FACTL D. HUMAN, AdvertUinj Uan*«« • •' Bok Nitlon*) Adrerttslng RepresenUtlTei: W«JlM» Wltmer Co. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlmta, Bnt*r*d u Mccnd elm matter it the port- ttttat »t Blytheville, Arkuixu, under act at Con- October », 1»17. Member ol Th» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blylhevllle « any (Uburban town when carrier Krvlce !• maintained, 20c per ireek, 01 tee per month 87 mall, within a radius ol SO miles H.OO per jcar, 1100 lor alz months, (1.00 for three monthi; by mall out&lde £0 mile zone 910.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations Th» I returned, aud I saw vanity under the MUL—Eceleslute* 4:7. * * * Greater mischief happens often from folly, meannese, and vanity than from the greater sins of avarice and ambition.—Burke. Barbs What this country's politicians neeri arc some effective gigs —literally speaking. * * * Th« Quicker jou are ullsfled the sooner jnur pro(r«M endi. * t » Poor hand-writing does a nice job ol covering up a multitude of mistake* in ipelling. * * + Iceland ha* had only three mnrdert In 60 yetrs. Probably 'ajl cold-blooded win. * * + he chronic kicker is usually the fellow who has te foot the biila. Un-American to Put Red's Return on Bargaining Basis It would be fruitless to speculate on what led Anatole P. Barsov, the Russian refugee flyer, to seek return home after he and a companion deserted the Soviet air force nearly a year ago to oome to.America. .. There is good point, however, in delving into dfferences exhibited among American officials as to how Barsov's return should have been handled. » .Once it learned of his desire to go back, the State. .Department, on • whose .authority the two flyers were allowed entry here in the first place, took the view Barsox should be turned over to the Russians :pn>mptly. But Army authorities in Austria wanted to detain him as a bargaining lever for the release of several Americans known to be in Russian custody in the Soviet zones of Austria and Germany. This Army attitude resulted in Bar- BOV'S being held in Austria by our forces almost a week after he was flown there from the United States. Finally he was handed over to Soviet authorities on spe-, cific instructions from the State Department. An Army spokesman complained: "We did not even try to bargain Bar- sov's return for the return of our own people." It seems to us this shows a grievous lack of understanding of the mural values America stands for. Barsov and his companion, Peter Pirogov, came into U. S. stands seeking political .asylum and voicing a keen wish to live in America. In accord with long custom, the country happily provided that asylum. Eager Americans squired the pair through Virginia, which they had expressed an especial desire.to see. Simply because Barsov underwent a change of heart and asked to be sent home, that doesn't mean the United States must suddenly regard him as a chattel to be used callously in trading for Americans who happen to have been seized by the Russians. Such an attitude would do violence to the whole spirit m which he was welcomed to our soil. Furthermore, the Americans now in Soviet custody are being held improperly and illegally. As much as we want them back, we cannot stoop to bartering in human beings to get them. Those Americans belong on U. S.-occupied soil as a matter of right. To indulge in trading would be a low performance on the Russian level. Secretary of State Dean Acheson delivered a deserved rebuke to the Army , when he said the United States does not engage in such practices. But what stretch of the imagination could we have defended holding Barsov, a man who had committed no crime but merely wanted to go home? The Army'* attitude certainly reflected warm-hearted consideration for th« seized Americans. But it overlooked moral fundamentals that this country W a«ver afford to igncr*. Talk Isn't Cheap WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, Not long ago tht secretary-general of the United Nations, Mr. Trysrv* Li«, pointed out that nations must keep their diplomatic agent* talking with one another if they are to find effective ways of keeping peace. Surely wt can b« thankful that U, S.-Russian relations aren't so badly off that w« can't even keep th« conferences going. A perfect illustration of Air. Lie's point ha» to do with the lifting of the Berlin blockade. i\o one knows what the Berlin situation might be at present if Jacob Malik and Philip Jessup hadn't been able to meet in the lounge at United Nations' headquarters and begin the series of discussions which led to tlie halting of the blockade. Our American democracy was forged because men were willing to listen to one another's point of view and bring some kind of a compromise into being. 11' nations ever get to the point where they can't listen to one another's point of view and attempt a compromise that will result in a peaceful solution of problems, then they shall have to answer for the consequences. Man is only too apt to turn to another recourse—brute force. VIEWS OF OTHERS A Rotten Business, Indeed Comptroller General Lindsay Warren discloses to Congress that his office has dug up "shocking" evidence of fraud on the part ol loriner Army officers in the award of wartime Government. contracts. In addition, uls office has found $6,^30,000 In improper payments "induced by fraud" in settlement of some contracts. This Is bad enough, but Mr. Warren says it Is merely a ••sampling." capping all, he hesitates to guess the "entire extent of fraud and overpayment." This frightful evidence of fraud committed here at home at & time when other Americana were giving their lives overseas contains such allegations as: An Army officer divulging secret bids and being paid »1600 and employed later by me firm he aided. Similar cases wherein officers and Government employes committed fraudulent acl» to "feather their nests" when they became civilians again. An "apparent scheme" whereby 20 per cent of contract prices was to be "kicked back" to certain Government representatives, This scandal bobs to the surface right in Hie middle of a congressional Investigation ol 'live percenters" and "influence brokers." It promises to hold the center of the stage in Washington. The man who has made it public is not a Republican nor a smear artist but, a respected Democratic appointee and a former Democratic congressman. During Hie war, he went to friends in Congress and told tliem~ql the dangers of letting officers untrained in "accounting handle contract negotiations. He asked that his office, as the authorized "watchdog of the Treasury," sit in on contract settlements to protect the public Interest. He failed In his attempt, so his office was badly I handicapped in examining win- contracts. Nevertheless, it has come out with this amazing evidence of fraud. In wartime, President Roosevelt said: "Not a single millionaire should be created by the war, although I want everybody to get a reasonable profit." Regardless of the number ol millionaires created, there apparently was spawned a rail ot petty graltcrs, bribe specialists, dishonest em- ployes and wliat's-in-ll-for-nie boys. Mr. Warren's disclosures seem to be ample proof of that. About all that can be done now is to punish the guilty and see that safeguards are aclouicd to protect tile nation in the new arms program. Comptroller General Warren should be able lo play an important pnrl in this program and lie should have the attention and support that lie did not get in war days. -ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY The people of Alaska and Hawaii are American people There Is no excuse for any political consideration at all in such a matter as ilus. Rep. Thomas Burke (D.), Ohio, on statehood lor Alaska and Hawaii. » » • Our national polly (or the vigorous development ol atomic energy Is sound ____ It Is Important that tliis program continue to go forward with undiminished momentum and eJfectivcncs-s. — ('resident Truman. * * * 11 may well be that the very blow which struck the city (Hiroshima) will make... the peace-loving people of the world... so determined to prevent similar blows that they will check the rise of any aggressor before he can gain sullicient. power to plunge the world again Into war.— Lt.- Gen. H. C. H. Robertson, British occupation Commander ol Japan. + » * If we hold firm to our Ideological, national and racial rivalries and hatred, If we place on our scientist* the bitter burden of the prostitution of their services In w»r, if we fall to realize the danger as well as the immorality of the Irresponsible behavior that has marked the past conduct ol international affairs, humanity will suffer the fale that It has long invited.— Dr. H, I.. Keenleyside, Canadian Deputy Minister ol Mines and Resources. make There's nothing like a clap of thunder to up the mind of a wavering 'lightning rodv prospect.— Homer Davis, Wichita, Kan., lightning rod Just a More Substantial Perch, Mister! Communist Newspaper Asserts Tito Plotting Against Soviets PETER EPSON'S Washington News Notebook British See Some U.S. Tariff Policies As Hang-overs from Boston Tea Party By Peter .:dson NHA Washington Cnrrosriimdeiil WASHINGTON —IKEA)— When British financial nnd trade experts now in Washington began to talk nbont the need for revising U.S. tariffs, many American nianufac- turers promptly hit the ceiling. If this newest British "relief raid" on the United States was going to end up in a campaign tp lower U.S. tariff barriers, they £ou!d he counted on to be against it. It has been Impossible to get the British to talk about what they have in mind, while they are In | negotiation with U.S. State and Treasury officials. U.S. foreign I trade officials have in general pro-1 fc.ssed they didn't kno"/ what, the ' British were after. ; But from unimpeachable sources It can be revealed thru the Briti.sh case Is being presented, along two main lines. First is a drive to lower about 100 specific rates. Second is i a belief that U. S. customs pro- i cedure should he changed U> eliminate lunch red tape. i Tbis latter point, incidentally. Is in line with a campaign bcslln i last January by a group of leadini; [ American importers as U.S. Asso- i ciates ot the International Chamber I of Commerce. H. J. Hcinz, n, of Pittsburgh, and Hairy S. Radcjiffe. secretary of the American Council , of American Importers, were among j its prime movers. j British exporters now make half \ a dozen principal criticisms of!US. j customs procedure. First Is said to be a general latii- ttlde of mind of U.S. -Mistoms, officials. It is described by some Bri- tishers as "a hangover from Boston tea party days." By tills is meant a feeling that anything British imported Into the United States will hurt this country. Hazy Judgments Another criticism is against the effort to exclude foreign goods by putting tliem into the highest duty rate classification. Cider is classified as a sparkling wine, mid takes till- champagne rale. Speedometers, instead of being classified as spare parts for autos, which take a 12'5 per cent rate, arc classified as technical measuring instruments, which take an 80 per cent rate. Men's sweaters with appllqve work about I lie collar arc classified as "embroidery," There i.s snid to be an arbitrariness about applying customs rates that makes it impossible for the exporter to know what he is going to be charged. All decisions are up lo the individual customs man examining each import shipment An example is given ol nylon net shipments. Oner they were piven a cloth rale of 20 per cent, next! ilipy were classified as lace, at 80 per cent. Now they are imported at. ihe "real silk" rate of 30 per cent. All "ad valorem" or value prices ii.=od in computing customs duties are now said to be based on their fair market value in the United Kingdom at Ihe retail level. The British think wholesale price levels should be Ihe basis lor computing rimy, so that their goods could compete with American goods at Dutiable values are al.l said to be computed with British excise tax included. When U.S. excise taxes are also applied at retail on -such thincs as Jewelry. It amounts to double taxation, pricing the British goods out ol the market. (-'unfilled to Luxury Market Finally it is claimed that U.S. tariff regulations are designed to keep British goods out of the American mass market for cheaper Fines of merchandise. By confining the British to luxury items, they say they can offer only the goods on which sales are the least stable and suffer tile most from the uixs and downs of the U.S. Income. While it is generally believed that U.S. tariff rates are exceedingly low—too low, according to many U.S. manufacturers—a list of over 100 lines of mercandise which bea: duties of over 40 pur cent has been prepared. The British claim they could sell tills country many oi these items It duties were lower Here are some examples: Mechanical toys, 70 per cent Painis, stains and enamels assembled in artists' sets. 50 per cent Anything manufactured out ol transparent plastic sheets, 50 to 60 per cent. Mica films, 40 per cent Lamp 'globes and shades. 45 pei cent. Bottles, vials and jars, 50 per cent. Lenses of glass, 40 per cent Optical glass for spectacles, microscopes and similar instruments, 5( to 60 per cent. Scientific Instruments, 60 per cent. Oias,i windows if stained or painted, 40 per cent. Slate. 60 per cent. Watch crystals 60 per cent. Twist drills, and other cutting tools. 45 to 50 per cent. Doll and doll clothing containing lace. 45 per cent. Stuffed animals not having a spring mechanism, 70 per cent. Natural leaves, colored, dyed or painted. 75 per cent. Artificial flowers. 60 per cent. Cigar and cigaret lighters. 110 per cent. Mesh bags. 110 per cent. Th, DOCTOR SAYS Bj Ed. in f. Jordan, M.D. Written fer NEA Service The most common contagious dis- ases of childhood are chickenpox, measles, mumps, and whooping cough. Scarlet fever Is less frequent and diphtheria has become comparatively rare. Mumps may be more serious in grownups than In children; whooping cough is particularly dangerous to elderly people and infants. Because regulations vary in different communities, it is only possible to mention customary isolation periods here. For measles it is about 10 days or until the rash has disappeared; lor mumps, until the swelling at the sides of the jaws lias gone down, which usually takes about eight days; In chickenpox isolation is usually about two weeks or until the skin has become free of crusting. There Is some reason to believe that this is even longer than necessary. For wlioop- ing cough isolatl n should be about three weeks alter the beginning of the stage of paroxysmal coughing. SECOND ATTACKS RARE Another question which is frequently asked concerns the likelihood of second attacks of these contagious diseases. Sec?" 1 attacis of chickenpox and measles are quite rare, although they sometimes occur. Whooping cough can strike more than once, although thus is also unusual. Mumps can develop in the parotid gland on one side and later on it can occur on the other. Mumps rarely produce serious complications in youngsters but In grown men it can cause sterility. This seems to be the only reason lor considering mumps in the young more desirable than In tatcr years. The whole subject ol contagious diseases Is a complicated one but there lias been an enormous decrease In-most of them during this century. Even today. however, measles and whooping coi'gh. for example, cause more deaths in an average year than does polio. * • • Note: Dr. Jordan Is unable to answer Individual questions from readers. However, each dav he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. • • • QUESTION: II a cyst in the breast is not serious why would it have to be cut out? ANSWER: It is often difficult to fell certainly whether a tumor of the breast Is a cyst or something more serious unless it is cut out and a part c f jt examined under She microscope. This is the reason that an operation for this condition is usually recommended. Oysters are edible at any time they are gathered, out the idea they should be eaten only in months whcih have the letter "r" in their name probably goes back to medieval times, kinds of mosses. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson MIA SlaFf Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NlCAl— This is Hollywood. Mrs. Jones— They were shooting a fox-hunting .scone for "Fancy Pnnts" at Ptinimoimt, The fox wns a made up to look like a fox. "WHAT kind of a fo.v is that?" said a visitor. "That," said Bob Hope, "Is a 20th Century-Fox." Fashion designer Yvonne Wood sewed a lining of soil airfoam rubber into a pair of riding breeches for Yvonne de Carlo in "Buccaneer's Girl." Yvonne complained that hoi derriere was feeling the effects ol two westerns In a row. Friends calling Dorothy Lamour were told she "wasn't available" and worried rumors started that Ihe star, who c.xprcts a baby Oct. 15, was ill. Finally a friend "broke through the iron curtain and learned, from a breathless Dottie, that she had been • tird up canning Peaches." • • No truth to Ihr rumor that June Havoc and Bill Spier are expecting a baby . . . M-G-M Is talking to Rita Haywouh about playing Nero's wife in 'Quo Vadis" next year . . . Thcic's a deal pending for Bob Hope and Doris Day to make records together at Capitol of the duets they sing on their airshow. • Roherlo Knssrlliui Is still in- Jistins he'll marry Insrirl Bors- ttian. Ingrir! isn't saying any- (iilnjr. I'm slill Insisting they'll nt-vrr wed. • • • Mickey Rooney has taken an option on a story with a tunnel drilling background , . . Cecil B. DcMilif! is thinking of doing the Lewis nnd Clark expedition as a forthcoming bi? epic . . . Jack It talking to Donald Crisp about the role of cardinal Minds- zenty. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Ry William E. McKennty America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Strip and End Play Kncla With Sniif^^f t'jiids With Squeeze Some time ago I received a V' interesting smother play hand fr Irving Rosenberg of Brooklyn. N rery rooklyn. N.Y. When Bob Hope's oil gusher came i in. Fred Astaire admitted he was! » OIB oil plunger, too. "They just sunk my sixth well with my" usual Sood lurk—nothing." John Brown, the vrieran rariio I "•tor. predicts that television will employe at least 10.000 more actors i Ui.-in radio. No longer will radio' , " "X 1 aWp to play three or ! tour roles on the same TV show. ! 's they do now on radio. One one 5 recent radio program. Brown play™ a murderer, the murdered man ;hc arresting cop and the sen- i 'fiiciiiR Judge. Hell never get away ' "Hi it on video. " ; A A 107 WAQJS • K76 + 1013 A.J83 ¥1075 « QJ4 •f J876 H W E S Dealer AQ642 » 532 + QS VK2 • A 1098 # AK92 Rubber—Both vul. South West North 1N.T. Pass 3N.T. 6 N. T. Pass Pass Opening— A 5 Pass Pass 14 Vtncrnl rMrr will play trip rn i p j of a miserly radio sponsor «ho i Today he sent me another unusual dies whenever a ronteslanl prls j hand, which combines a very nice rusl the SI question in "Cliam- I strip and end play and then, to p.iian for oas.ir." Knnsld Col- j top it off. a little squeeze play, nun nl.iys tlie man who runs the ! Mr. Rosenberg won the opening ' 1"''- program up lo SM.OOO.OOI). i lead of the five ot clubs with the "id his vocalist wife. Nita del' kl "R when East went up with the Campo. were finding it difficult to 1 <iuecn. His next play was the ten •fin a home in Hollywood through "' *''"Ml estate agent Max Reboisen. j Finally Noro asked the agent: ,' "IVlirn do you think the hous- - Ine shortage in Hollywood will end?" ; Reihrisen replied: "When all the married couples in ^Hollywood siart living togeih- The President of the Sutu cirmot b« urw.t«d. of diamonds which West promptly covered with the jack. Dummy's kins won the trick. Rosenberg won the six of hearts in hb own hand with the kins; and proceeded to cash dommy's other three heart tricks, discard- in 3 the deuce of clubs from his own hand on the fourth heart. He won Ihe seven of diamonds In his own hand with the ace of dia- Unued i Now comes the i played th* eight end play. He of dlsmondl, 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — More than 10.000 bales ol cotton were ginned In Mississippi County prior to Sept. 1. It was revealed today by Chester Danehower, of Luxora, who re--eseuts the Dept. of Agriculture in collecting crop information in this county. Last year only eight bales were ginner In this county prior i Sept. 1. The prospect i a t Blytheville forcing West to win the trick with the queen. West was now stripped of hearts and diamonds, so he was forced to return either a club or a spade. He elected to return a small spade. The seven-spot from dummy forced East to play the queen and Irving won the trick with the king. At this point he led the nine of tliamon.ls and West was squeezed. He had to discard either a club or spade. If he discarded a spade, he look the guess out of the spade finesse, while if he discarded a club, the jack would (all on the ace, setting up a good club. . DeWltt MarKenil* AP Forelcn Affair. Analrat Czecholsovakia's official communist newspaper charges Marshal Tito, Yugoslavia's Hed dictator with plotting to entice Russla't eastern European satellites into in anti-Soviet alliance. Whether this be true, the fact remains that Tito's defiance of Mos- cows domination Is being followed By conspiracies and disturbance! among- other satellites. The Czechoslovak and Hungarian communist governments claim to have uncovered plans for actual rebellion by force The ferment also has shown Itself elsewhere. Well, supposing disaffection »- mong Ihe satellites Is growing— u the evidence indicates—what Is lit real significance? How would the democratic world be affected It Tito did succeed in forming , n anti-Russian bloc? Could the w^- orn nations work satisfactcSI'' with such a Tito bloc? In seeking an answer (o these vital questions we must note first that Moscow and Yugoslavia 3re working under two different types of communism. Tito Is Off-Brand Communist The Russian brand Is Bolshevism, which calls for world revolution In order to bring all nations into the Soviet bloc under direction of Moscow. This creed, which works by strong-arm methods, holds that the sovereignty of any Red nation rests In Moscow. The Tito brand of communism thus far appears to belong to the common or garden variety with which we were acquainted before Bolshevism was born. The Tito communism stinds for absolute nationalism of the stale and the retention of sovereignty. Moscow calls its Ism "International Communism," as opposed to Tito's nationalist state. With those definitions before us, which brand of communism would the democracies find It easier to get along with? The answer to that Isn't difficult, al'.vays assuming that Tito* would stick to the tenets which he now advocates. One naturally would choose the Tito communism as the lesser of two evils became it professes to honor t'-ie sanctity of national sovereignty. Of, course ,-iny form of cor^^ munisin is totalitarian nnd subjeffB Ihe individual to rc«imentationT However, reports on the Yugoslav sct-UD indicate that it Is more lib- r-i-i "i the individual than Is bolshevism. Cannot Swallow Bolshevism We know that democracy and Bolshevism- can't work side by side peacefully because that has" been amply demonstrated. How about democracy and Tito-communism? The answer to thai, it seems to me, must be that nations having different political faiths can work together—so long as they make 'no effort to interfere witli one another. So on this basis Tito's attitude of non-interference: The democracies could work with him. or with a bloc of nations holding the s.ime beliefs. However, it would have to be complete non-interference. That being the case the Western powers naturally will watch developments in Eastern Europe with tense interest. If Tito is indeed out to establish au anti-Soviet bloc among the Russian satellites we may be witnessing the break wtiich will hasten the end of the cold war and put a crimp In the bloshevist world revolution. — Schools will have an Increased enrollment for this Fa v is evident. Parents of Higb. School children may take heart that this will mean an early reduction in tuition rate. Enrollment in the lower grades 'S Hearing the point where additional classrooms must be sought. With the district already so burdened with debt that it is unable to meet the charges aud at the same time make adequate provision, for operating the schools, it Is difficult to .we how this situation win be met. Perhaps the community will be forced to call upon churches or owners ol vacant business buildings to provide space lor class rooms. Small Rodent Answer to Previous Puzzl* HORIZONTAL I Depicted rodent Bit «(i 13 Oiled 14 Biblical name 15 Demented. 16 Mindj 18 Help 19 Silver (symbol) 20 Stamp 22 Lord (ab.) 3 Pole 4 Note of teal* 5 Atop 6 indianx 1 Dispatched 8 Icelandic legends SCompasj point !0 North American country (ab.) 26 Noisier 11 Sartor 33 Wild •4* 1*11 u iov.; 12 Abrupt 34 Speaker 23 Heredity unit " Specific 36 Whole 25 Blackthorn gravity (ab.) 37 Torments 20 Writer 42 Measure of 21 Respected cloth 24H»Io 43 Passage 27 ireUnd 28 Rent 29 Ma tier of ceremonies <ab.) 30 Good (prenx) SI Two (prefix) 32 Boy's nickname 33 Un/»ir 35 Encounter 38 Gaelic 39 Sea eagle 40 Sun god 41 Marked th* time •(•in 47 Tantalum (symbol) 48 Europe U — home 50 Clear 51 Belongs to him 52 Ark builder 54 Animal 56 Therefore 57 White anU ' VWTICA1. 1 Injure 2 Wild as» 44 Land measur* •I 5 Row 46 Kind of chees» 49 Droop M Mean dwelling place 53 Exclamation 55 Tropical plant 55 W. 57

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