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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTTIEVri.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NVWS SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NKW8 THX COURIER NIWS OO. H. W. HATNES, Publisher MAMRT A. HAINES, AmliUnt Publish* A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Adv«rtixin| Manager •ok National Advertising Representative*: Watlux Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta, Mtraphla. Botcrtd as second class matter at tb» po*t- •fflc* at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con, October », 1*17. Member of The Associated Preat SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or »nj suburban town whcr« carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 8Sc per month. Bj mail, within a radius ol SO miles $4.00 pel year, 12.00 for six months, H.OO for three months; by mail outride 60 mile tone, 110.00 per yew payable In advance. Meditations And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, atrengthcnlnt him.—Luke 22:43. » * * The guardian angel of life sometimes flie« BO high that man cannot see It; but he always is looking dora upon us, and will soon hover nearer to us.—Richter. Barbs A New York iiWel has been named "Miss Smiles of 1950." There's a gal who sets • swell example for all of us. : + * * Being careful what you fat will help you to k«p from letting your life go to waist * * * An Ohio banker says there are not many •locking banks left these days. But the bar* fact Is that come summer, many a. stocking will have a roll. •; * * , • *' T%e feast you can do for your own future ti to pat the most yon can in government^ bonds. ' -' * * * : *Isi'Just R few months restEntrants will have .plenty of home-grown strawberries to leave out of shortcake. Urban Congestion Problem Menaching Normal Life American cities have been decentralizing for two or three decades, but the fanning out lias been pretty haphazard. It isn't that they have no plans. It's simply that the ones they have ar« apparently too mild a remedy for the ills now besetting the big: urban centers. ' ~Orie primary trouble is that with all their spreading growth the country's largest commnnites still draw far too many people into their downtown areas and establshed industrial sectors. With the population and the fain in motor traffic, ths continued centering of activity in the well r developed heart of the city is imposing a smother- iing human loan on streets, sidewalks, fransportation facilities, terminals, office buildings and other focal points of downtown life. As has been pointed'out by many urban experts, most measures designed to relieve this human congestion only i makes it worse. Anything that makes it easier to get out of the city's center also makes it easier to get in. The only real cure is to develop competing magnets of attraction jyell removed from the clotted downtown section. But these probably ought to be planned on a much more drastic scale than most cities are contemplating ser- ously today. Nearly all the biggest cities have long had sub-centers of business and industrial activity. In recent years suburban areas have developed beyond mere dormitories into more balanced communities, with shops, theaters, and similar facilities on a more ambitious footing than formerly. Yet few of these are powerful enough attractions to hold residents of the area out of the city's heart the way they should. Too many people still make the long, wearing trip to town for work or pleasure. If this congestion is not to choke our cities to death, they must set about developing satellite areas—perhaps separated from built-up sectors by belts of green country—that are in most ways self-sufficient. This means more factories in the outlying regions, with workers" homes close by. Long commuting hours are a colossal waste. It means shops and recreational facilities truly rivalling those downtown. For example, road companies of stage dramas might make the roumtis of satellite centers before enWVing on cross-country tours. A famous and SPOMMLUI illy planner once scoffed ml men who urged drastic revamping ,f our cities. He considered such men'starry-eyed arid told them his city ,vas "loo tough for *em." It looks now like the shoe is on the other foot, His city, and every other larg* metropolis, i* becoming too touch for the planner* with limited ruton. The** ««nt«n aren't yielding to the modeat plan* now being- executed. They're getting- worse. There's) urgency In thi» problem. More is at stake than mere human discomfort, economic waste, peace of mind. Our lives are involved. The atom bomb has outmoded these huge urban cluster* of people and buildings and transportation facilities. Civilian defense specialists are calling for sweeping decentralization of industry and business in the simple interest of self-preservation. Where it is to be peace or war, we must make a real start at breaking up present concentrator. They have long since reached the point of diminishing human returns. Stretch Drive? Congress, with three months' work behind it this year, has come to what is generally viewed as its halfway mark. And agreement is unanimous that this session has accomplished virtually nothing. Of course, the same thing could have been said last season, but the lawmakers put on a burst of speed in the latter months and ran off a creditable amount of legislation. Maybe we're in for another belated spurt this time. If that comes to pass, it'll begin to look as if Congress has been influenced too sharply by the pennant-chasing tac- , tics of the Boston Red Sox. Views of Others Our State Government What Arkansas needs in the way of reorganization of state administration has' long been more or less evident, but w have lacked organized action in this important matter. The Commission named by Governor McMath to study reorganization has now received from Herbert Wiltse, of the National Council of State Governments, recommendations for these changes: That the governor'! term of office be. extended to four years. That the governor have a cabinet consisting o( heads of state departments. That more authority be given to the governor to run the state government. , .The Commission has agreed upon the general , objective of a streamlined state government, with reduction In expenditures, and on these other objectives, all of which are In line with recommendations of Governor McMath: A decrease in the number of state organizations and departments. Installation of proper finance and budgetary controls. Better personnel handling; Today's proposals for reorganization are essentially those made In a report submitted to Governor Parnell In 1930 by the National In- ititute of Public Administration and the Bureau of Municipal Research, which made a thoroughgoing study of Arkansas' government. This report said that however wise the framers of thi Constitution of 1874 m»y have been they could not possibly have foreseen the vast development In state administration which had taken place since then, especially within the two preceding decades. (Two more decades have now passed, with accelerated expansion In government activities.) Evidence of the growth ol the government was found In the fact that by 1930 nearly 100 sdmlnistratlve agencies had been established. It was said further that Arkansas state administration lacks unified direction and control; that Is has too many officials and responsibility Is easily shifted or practically dissipated. It was urged that executive authority be centered In the governor; that the governor be elected for a term of four years; that appointed department heads constitute the governor's cabinet or advisory staff; and that a personnel control system be established. After 20 years we believe the peoplt or Arkansas are more awake to the need for bringing Into conformity with the conditions ol today and the enlarged activities of public administration the form and function* of the state government, which were largely fixed by the Constitution of 18H. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE So They Say We are always ready to discuss, to negotiate, to agree, but we are understandably loath to play the role of international sucker. We want peace, but not at any price.—Secretary of Slate Dear. Acheson. » • * The United Nations—despite all setbacks—Is steady a much stronger Influence for peace than •nany people think, If only all Its friends an<J supports would speak up.—UN Secretary-General Trygve Lie. * * * And the trees-(in heaven h« describes) bear- Ing a different kind of fruit every month. Think of that—you farmers—12 crops a year!—Evangelist Billy Graham, declaring heaven Is a literal place. • • * United Nations ta something men have tried to do for centuries. Now, we have > greater Incentive than ever before. We know that if we want to destroy bur civilization and tlie worltl we have the power to do it.—Mrs. Eleanor Roose- V«U. Which Shall It B€? 'efer fdson's Washington Column — Frances "Lone Wolf Politician Still Argues for United Europe WASHINGTON—(NBA) — While he idea of a closer union among western European cuntries is mak- ng slow headway, there is at least ne French politl- leader who Is it. He Is M. Paul Reynaud, a eputy In the "Tench National Vssembly and iresident of the Economic C omission of the jonsultive Eur- pean Assembly, is making a EDSON" mouth's tour of he United States, promoting In- erest in European Union. • M. Reynaud is an amazing char- ,cter. He Is 72 years olci. a political one wolf all his life and a tough ittle mountaineer who is as spry s a man of 50. He supported young len. Charles de Gaulle's idea on mechanization of the French Army. But he surrounded himself with men who turned against him, and when France fell. M. Heynaud fell with her. He spent the five war years in a German prison. Thovgh he was 08 years old when liberated, he immediately began a political comeback. He has made "United Europe" his principal political capital, though his following is still unimportant. He speaks today of "My country. France, and my larger country! Europe." Two years ago at a meeting of the Consultive Assembly. M. Reynaud proposed that the members of this tody be elected by vote ol the people who should vote as Europeans, not as Frenchmen, Englishmen or Italians. Wants To Gain In The Racr M. Reynaud Get only six votes foi hL; proposal. "You are years ahead of your time," his colleagues told him. He replied that the democracies are always two years behind the totalitarian powers, and he would like to have them start getting ahead. He sees faint hope In the fact that there Is now functioning a Council of Europe. It has two bod- Chinese Reds Feel Squeeze of Famine By lleWIU MacKenil* AP Farcin Affairs Analyst A* tha signs read, the Chinese Communists are rapidly gettlnj act for Irwh military operations to cle«n out Die last ol the National- Th, DOCTOR SAYS By Kd«rln r. Jordan, M.D. Written 'or NBA SerrU*. Many people have written* me asking why they dream so much and what they can do to avoid the dreaming which they feel Interferes with getting adequate rest at night. Now there have been a ;reat many studies and Interpretations of dreaming and some who have studied this subject feel that drenms are In Important reflection of thoughts which are kept undercover during the waktug hour«. Klcllman. in his booic on "Sleep and wakef illness," says that there 1 are five possibilities of Interpreting dreaming. These possibilities are complicated and not easy to put into simple terms. The facts of the matter are that dreams are not too - well understood and (lie meaning of dreams, if they have any, Is not agreed on. Fatigue, excitement and difficult- to-digest foods are among the events which seem to bring on an excessive amount of dreaming. When these and other stimulating events cnn be avoided, there will probably be less dreaming. So iittle Is understood about dreaming that it Is not possible to give a thoroughly satisfactory answer. • + • Q — Could an inflamed simis cause the eye duct to close, and what can be done for it? • V.M.W. A — There is a duet which passes from the outer portion of the eye info the nose. When a person cries. Tor example, the salty tears frequently pass down this duct and are felt and tasted in (he throat. An Inflammation of the sinuses could spread, causing inflammation of the duct, and this, in turn, could cause blockage. Any method which torn- bats the Infection or inflammation 1st stronghold* and tighten th» Bed grip on a hard hit but still exceedingly troublesome nation. Time if pressing, for thU U th* period of favorable weather which normally might last until perhapa mid-June. After that com* the" typhoons, i^* Soviet war-planes and Russlajp' Nationals reportedly are pouring Into China as D-Day approaches. Colncldentally the Moscow government and the Chinese P«ople'« (Communist) Republic yesterday announced ratification of their 30- year mutual aid treaty. Fred Hampson, AP correspondent in Hong Kong, reports some Interesting Information contained In a : 'letter from a trusted Yangtze Valley source In the heart of Red China. The letter says in part: Reds Are Proceeding "The Reds are proceeding apace with D-Day preparations. Rumors say hundreds, even thousands, of Russian planes have arrived. r The rumors are not entirely false. I have seen scores of fighters and bombers fly over this place lately. "Taxes and victory bond demandt are terrific. The victory bond goal, set for March 31, was missed badly. The money Just isn't there. Th« goose that formerly laid the golden egg can't even lay a Jade egg now." So Generalissimo Chiang Kai- shek's Nationalist forces, which ar» hanging onto a few outposts by their teeth, aren't only ones who are squeezed. The Communists are up against a terrific economic problem, Including famine which is hitting many millions of people. Moreover, as Hampson's source stated In his letter: /• "The Reds admit theer are IS<j|j> 000 armed bandits and agent* against them in Hunan, Kwangsl and Kwangtun provinces." Chiang's Factors These are factors upon which Chiang Kai-shek is leaning heavily. Meantime from his Island fastnesses he is harrassing the Reds with bombing by warplanes, and is blockading shipping at strateglo points. These Nationalist Island bases ar« ies—a Council of some 20 Ministers and the larger Consultive Assembly The trouble is the Consultive Assembly can't talk about anything unless the subject is approved bj the Council of Ministers, The Assembly can't talk aboul defense of Europe, for instance, M Heyrmud wants a "European Army' and a European General Staff. He wants German troops in that army —not as German units but Europeans. - . Today M. Reynaud puts defense high on the list of Europe's, problems. On the side of Europe is Russia with 115 divisions. While he puts one Allied division as-equal in strength and firepower to two or three Russian divisions, the balance is still heavily with Russia. A balance of power is maintained on the other side of Europe only by American possession of the atomic bomb in a cold war. Russia and its satellites have a population of 300,000,000. The Un- States has a population of 150,000.000 with the purchasing pow- See EDSON on Page 10 or shrinks the delicate lining mem- expected to be the main objectives IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jonnson NEA Slalf Correspondent HOIJ-.YWOOD (NBA) — Behind .he Screen: Harold Lloyd. Jr.. will' ogled by film audiences about the same time they get a Ilrst p.:ek at John Barrymore, Jr. The Lloyd sprig makes his debut tn Ham Goid- wyn's "Our Very Own," but filmgoers will have to look quickly. He's on the screen for a brief lash M a high school Romeo who o discovered kissing a co-ed as (he Ights go on and miitters "You dog" to the person at the switch. Says 22-year-old Harold, Jr.: "I'm determined to have a film career. My determination Is like a mule's. My dad hasn't helped me with my career." | If producer Ray IMerson can un-j langle the financial Vnols around! The Spark." Harold Jr.'s second picture, there will he enough font• for comparisons wilh his famous dad. Cathy Downs is his costar. John Bromfield Is still burner! up about the last two roles he played for Hal Wallls in "Paid In Full" and "The Furies" before his contract terminated. "Look at me," he says. "I'm the outdoor, rugged type. But In 'The Furies' I was cast as a sensitive Leslie Howard character. I fought bitterly against doing it, but I had knew I was unhappy to. Wai I is about It." Or as his zippy French wile Co- rlnn« Calvet explains It: "Johnee has so much strength een hees eyes. A becg eentense light come from hees eyes. So zcy put hces eyes in shadow and make Iwem all mouth. Johnee's eyes make any beeg leading man look very sccck, you see." Groancr's Different Ruth Kussey. who gazed up Into Bing Crosby's eyes In "Mr. Music." can tell you all nbout the art of I>aurence Olivier. Talullah Bankhead and Lassie. But Blng has her stumped. She told me: "Binjr doesn't act. You Mrik«* out with lines and Imagination. Suddenly you feel. 'I'm nvcrilniug this. I'm chewing the scenery.* It's lik- shadow-boxing whrn you work with Ring. Then you sec Iho. rushes and It'j all right. Bine's right there on film. He didn't disappear Into IMn »lr, after nil." Ruth has notched up "I/mlsa" at UI since her stint will) Blng rnvl now she's got a funny feeling tint she's about to get another career woman role thrown her way. •iit'i played lady doclOM, lady lawyers and lady everythings. "The only reason I get those parts," she says, "is that I'm one of the few actresses who can «ay 'with whom' and not foil flat on my face with embarrassment." Lizabeth Scott is on her second reach-for-the-handkerchief - Mabel picture at RKO. Her first was "Paid in Pull" and she is currently sacrificing In RKO's "The Wall Outside" will O-Keefe. "I've had fun doing meanies," Lizjbcth confides, "but this change of type Is going to help my versatility. I call this girl the lovely damsel type." Teachers Knows All Joan Crawford, Barbara Stan- wyck and Lana Turner may not now it, but Van Heflin Is as serious about what he learned Jrom them as he is about his quest for a Master's degree at UCLA. I asked him to capsule what he learned about movie-making from the trio. .Inan: "She taught me the Im- niirlancc of helping Ihc cameraman. iYhen Joan squeezes a tear out of hrr left eye on a medium shot, she repeals (be Icar at the same angle in a closcup.' 1 Barbara: "I learned about tempo from her. The way she works, talks and walks.' Lana: "She knows. She has Instinct, so accurate that I suspect it's more knowledge than anyone gives her credit for having. She gives you those big, baby blue eyes is though she didn't know what il was all about. But, brother, don'l underestimate what Lana knows." Agnes Mcorhead got needled with toxins and scrams for » 10-week Him stint abroad In "Blackjack 1 but she turned out to be the woman who came to dinner. It was six months before Agnes and her co-stars, Herbert Marshall anc George Sanders, could pack up their makeup kite and head back to Hollywood. She plays a flighty heiress In Ibis one and says: "It's kind of gav and I wear some nice clothes for a change. No mnlh-taten sweaters and torn skirls." I broke through the Iron curtain of secrecy that top brass at Up- liert Productions has lowered on "Rockolfliip X-M." ttrwi> r t in Hollywood's cycle about lutcr-.slpllir bops. Hugh OBricn, who plays a radar "Our space ship starts out for the moon but we end up on Mars. We see Martians, too, but not the Orson Welles kind. They're just people in shadow." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKrnnej America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Finesse Not Always Is the Best Play There are no statistics to give us reliable odds on the success or failure of a finesse. With a combination like the one in the trump suit In today's hand, the automatic ptoy would be to lead the suit from dummy and finesse the queen, brane would help lo op*n the duct again. • * • Q — Could you tell me If drinking and cooking extremely hard water have any bad effects on the body. Does It harden the arteries R.T. A — The "hardness" of waler comes from metallic substances Hke iron or calcium which are present In the waler. They .-.fleet the taste of the water .but r. probably do not have any harmful effects oh'the body. There Is no reason lo believe that hard water would harden the arteries. Q — What' is a cardiogram? L.W. A — 1 presume that you mean an electrocardiogram. There are at all times electrical waves passing through (he heart. The electrocardiogram Is a sort of picture which records these waves. Many kinds of heart disease show lip In changes of thes« waves. ,~ * * * Q — Can a doctor tell by examining the neck if a person has a goiter or is it necessary to take spelcal tests? p.s. A — The thyroid gland lies in the forepart of the neck. When this gland Is enlarged a goiter Is said to be present. Examination of the neck, therefore, will reveal an enlarged thyroid gland. However, there are some diseases of the Ihyroid In which the enlargement Is absent or so slight that It cannot be Identified by merely feeling. Therefore, other tests are also necessary In making a diagnosis of goiter. • * • Dr. Jordan Is unable to answer directly individual questions from readers. However, once a week, in his "Q & A" column he will answer the most interesting and the most frequently asked questions received during the week. the projected Red offensive. Three islands are chiefly involved: Taiwan (Formosa), the great and strategically located Island off the southeast coast. This Is Generalissimo Chiang's military headquarters and the seat, of the Nationalist government. His main air fleet is based there. Chusan, which dominates the huge bay of- Hangchow and , the sea route to Shanghai to the n6rth;« This Is the base'for the Nationalist blockade of Shanghai. It not oiqjfc, is an air base but blocking shi?T r refuel there. The Nationalists also maintain a considerable land force on Clnisan. Hainan is off the south coast of China. The Red assault on this great IslaVid already has been under way for several weeks, and the Communists, have actually landed forces at various times. General Chiang's headquarters on Taiwan state that during the past three weeks 5,000 Communist guerrillas have surrendered on Hainan, and that the Nationalists have shattered three further Chinese Communist See MacKENZIE on Page 10 15 Years Ago Today Miss Sallle Crenshaw of Little Rock, was the guest of Miss Winnie Virgil Turner yesterday. Robert Shirley of East St. Louis will return home tomorrow after a brief visit here with relatives. Max Miller, well known local sportsman, became the first skeet shooter, amateur or professional, to register a perfect score since the establishment of the local skcet club last summer, when he smashed 25 targets with 25 shots Sunday afternoon. Carney Laslie was sec In line with 22 out of 25. Joe KeuteJ garnered 21 and W. B. Cade 20. Tournam«r4— N-S Somtk We* Nor|^ I 9 Pass 2 V 3* 1* 4V Opening— 4 la 15 nun n the , whispered: if the king has no, been played. This play sometimes gains a trick' but there are many times when It loses. With a combination like this, one trick must be lost In the suit' because the king, jack and ten are enough entries In the hand with the small cards, the best way to avoid losing two tricks Is not to finesse, but to lay down the ace, than enter dummy and lead toward the queen. East won the opening lead of the ten of clubs In his own hand East reasoned that In all likelihood the lead was a singleton, anr that South was hoping to ruff a club trick, holding two tnimp. East then laid down the ace of trump and led a diamond to dummy, winning with t!ie ace and returning a low spade. North played the len. East the elirht ntul Kouth won the king Thereafter North and Soiu'i woi two diamond tricks. But East marie his contract t.i a result ot hi tnunp Oscine Bird Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Rubber treei 1 Depicted bird, I Winnowed th« < Size of «hol titmouse 5 Ever (contr.) 7 Hangs In folds 6 Small drink 13 Click beetle 7 Sketched 14 Distant 8 Legal point 15 Diminutive of 9 Fart of "be" Leonard 10 It has > 16 Appraises crest 18 Interest (ab.) 11 Volcano in 19 Domestic slave Sicily 21 Cut down, as 12 Hardens, as grass 22 Genus of fresh-water' ducks 23 Symbol for erbium 24 Near 25 Youths 27 Pause 30 Measure ot cloth 31 Period, of time 32 Onager 34 Railroad (ab.) 35 Memorandum 37 Group of three 39 Right line (ab.) «0 Medical lufnx 41 PI ant p»rt 43 Writing fluid 46 Merganser 49 Age 50 It is chiefly In New England 52 Harem room 53 Stay SSPresstr 57 Assails 53 Absolute ruler VERTICAL 1 Far oft (comb. , form) cement 17 Toward 20 Bitter vetch 22 River In Switzerland 25 Thin 26 Too 28 Hindu garment 29 Beginner 33 Rivers 36 Shade tree 37 H is (contr.) 38 Girl's name 41 Native of Serbia 42 Woody plant 43 Electrified particles 44 Chao* 45 Plait 47 Paradise 48 Skin tumor 50 Expedient 51 Arid 54 An (Scot.) 56 Either P

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