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PAGIFOUB (ASK.) COURTS* NEWS SATURDAY, TONE IS, 1949 TUI BLYTUKVILLB COUB1ER NEWS raootmm Nzmoa JAMB L. VOUiOW, — , O KU11AM, AdTtrtittaW _ WallMt WHnr Ok Mnr Tort. Publfctud •>•*> Aflanxxw Kncpt . *a!«r*d M woond claja auttn at Uw pot. ofTIc* at BlytbeirlUe, ArtrtntM. undo Ml «< Ooiv treu. October •, 1*11 SUBSCRIPTION RATV: •y eUTl*t IB the dty ot BlrUatvUI* or •ul»urb«o Iowa wtotr* otrrtu Mrvlo* M Uln«d, Mo per *Mk, ot Ke fit month. »1 null, within * ruilu* ot W mil**. M.OO 9m ***i, IS.OO lot til Booth*. IIM tot Chn* mootbi; bj mill out/kU M mil* «OM. lldjOC per r«u p*r*t>L* IB Meditotions B« not ttiott emiom «|*lnit nil men, d*4ln U to with thnn.—Provert* 14:1. * « * To MC«P« from evil we must be made »» fur •ft possible like God; and the resemblance coa- usU In becoming just and holy and wise. —Plato. Barbs A Minnesota woman ot 80 is taking her first Vlcillon. Ptrhtpt thdt'j why t'nt lived to be »0. * • • An Ohio boy was caught up (o hit neck In water ne»r * dock for 12 hour*. That thnuld take c*re ot about (our Saturday nlihl«. * * * People |o on vacation to forget things—and then /ortet how poison ivy looks. * » • Tit to Mothers: If Junior vantt Ul flirt with « cold by go\nf hftreioot on chilly eventafS, aock kin. « . • New summer styles are in lull swing now— time, tor dsd to keep k stiff upper—checkbook. Russia Muffles Radio Voice But Finds Silence Expensive The State Department credits Russia with winning the first phase of its big radio war with the United States and Britains. BiiPlhe victory apparently was costly. And it may prove a hollow triumph, too, for it suggests that Winston Church- • ill was right when he said the Russian leaders are afraid td be friendly with its. .Russia has always tried to interfere on a minor scale with western broad• casts of news beamed to the Soviet Union. When the Berlin blockade was lifted, 'however, this "jamming" was stepped :•:• ,.up,tremendously. The action was a clear sign the Soviet leaders did not want any version but their own getting to Russian ears. Jamming may take many forms. The jamming transmitter comes on the air it or near the airlarie used by the foreign broadcaster, and lets fly with whis- llfeSj squawks, buzzing, ear-splitting music, a gibberish of talk, anything at all that might drown out the offending program. Since the end of the blockade, the Russians have been playing this game hard. Our "Voice of America" officials report that they have tripled the number of stations devoted to .jamming, until some 205 transmitters do nothing else. Our "Voice" people have not submitted to this campaign easily. We have increased the number of transmitters in service and plan still more. We have resorted to every device we can think up to break through the interference screen. Our programs stay on around the clock. Transmitters change wave lengths (airlahes) in the middle of a broadcast, hoping any Russian listeners have enough sense to fish elsewhere and pick up some words of truth before the jamming station catches on. We teach our broadcasters to spe;\k cleariy and Laid, so they, may be heard above (M din. This fighting response has driven the Russians to extremes. Tripling their total of jamming Stations has meant Cutting down the number of domestic programs in the Soviet Union and las crippled Russian propaganda broadcasts to foreign listeners. At this heavy rice, says the State Department, the Russians have largely beaten us. Our programs now are getting through "only in spots," officials say. But one wonders how long the Soviet leaders can continue this extravagant desperation. One wonders, loo, if the Russians have any idea how great an admission of fear their jamming war really is. The few westerners allowed into Rusti* gain no real knowledge ol lit* in a Communist world. Nor are Russians permitted to learn of the West from their visitors. That Communist leader* now feel compelled to extend their veil of Ignorance to the airlanei it evidence their people must be trying to find out what the rest of the world is actually like. It lend» weight to Churchill's, view: The Russian bosses cannot afford to accept western friendship. They are concealing too much, both from their own people and from us. They have everything to lose. What else but fear could explain this frenzied torrent of meaningless sounds against mere news broadcasts? 'Small' World? Garry D»vi«, former American bomber pilot turned "world citizen," is unable to find even a patch of land he can call home. Having no country and thus no passport, he has been refused «nhy into Britain, where he wants to address fellow world governmenlers. An ingenious Briton suggests Davis fly over from France in * helicopter and deliver his talk by radio from the air. But the British post*! officials say he'll have to have a license, and hint that his chances are slim. Tough, this being a world citizen in a world that doesn't want to act like a world. VIEWS OF OTHERS More Pensions For More Votes If a reversal of public approval al old ngi pensions should ever come, Ihe fault will Mi with politicians like. Gov. Smith unit the legislators who are supporting him. They ate trying to turn a salutary and humanitarian device Into a bribe pnld for votes. The Missouri House now has passed (he Sando bill which wuuld further liberalise Missouri's generous pension provisions. If a majority of the Senate concurs, about 14,000 pensioners will be added to the rolls. The income of relatives in whose home a pensioner fives will have no ellect on his eligibility or [lie amount lie receives. Further, such a pensioner might own properly actually worth as much as $15,000, and still collect payment* from the state. These provisions would arid more Ulan J&.OOO.OOO a year to tile taxpayers' burden. Pension payments In Missouri currenlly average 1 about i42 a month. Thai does not go far In these days of high prices. For the needy aged. It. Is Hardly adequate. But as pin money tor those who are not in need. It is generous Indeed, 'i'he politicians, however, do tiot seem to be interested in meeting any real need except their own need for "Dear Pensioner" votes. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH An Expert Speaks Dr. Paul R. Hawley. one of the foremost au- thorltlps on government medicine in the United Slates, does not want to see It extended to everyone. His experience has led him to disapprove of compuis6>y~-sicknes5 insurance, a system the Tiiimah administration again urges upon Congress. He is convinced that government control ot medical care would he bad (or Uie health o! the nation. The results he forecasts include the Introduction of a tremendous amount of bureaucracy in medical service, overstandardizatloh. lowering of the quality of medical care, discouragement of initiative, huge cost, much paternal- Ism, and some inevitable politics. During the war, Dr. Hawley, then major general, served as chief surgeon or the European tlica- lear of operations In charge of all the medical service of the American Army In Exirope. After the war he came medical director of (he Veterans Administration. Then, feeling the urgency of voluntary rather than compulsory'prepaid medical anti hospital care, lie took up the tasic ot chief spokesman for the voluntary Insurance movement, lie is now chief executive officer of the Blue Cross Commission o[ the American Hospital Association and of the Associated Medical Care Plans, Inc. (Blue Shield). There is riuich danger thai compulsory SICK- iicss insurance will lie sold the public without Its knowing what it is getting into. Men like Dr. Hawley with a practical Insight into government control of medical care deserve a bigger hearing. —CHRISTIAN SOIEfcOJ! MONITOR SO THEY SAY Too many people have rton« away »'ith honae cooking, .fays a writer. And too" many people haven't a home of their own to cook in. A merit a is * conn try whc w»5s »** a food ntflvie. All Right, Let's Go! >'• -- X ^r&fr-** -'s^ 3 PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook First Postwar Petroleum Surplus Br/ngs Industry Demands for Action By P*ltr F.rison NK.A Washing Ion Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA)—For the 6.600,000 bai-rels a day last December. VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS (irst time sine? the war. the United HAVE INCREASE!) Stales has more petroleum and petroleum products than it needs. The sin plus has created industry demands for drastic action. During the war the United States nad to develop foreign oil production any place it could be found. Now, higher tarift and import tniota restrictions agallist foreign oil and bans against the purchase of foreign oil products by the U. S. armed services and the Economic Co-operation Administration for Marshal Plan countries have been proposed. Opposing any such curbs are two main arguments. In the event of another war. Hie United Slates woulcj again need all the world petroleum resource. 1 ! available. Using foreign oil now, to the greatest extent possible, will extend the life of the ample but not InctfhaUHiible U. S. proved reserves of nearly 21000.000.000 barrels. This is cnoiifli for only 12 years at present 2,000.- bOO,00-barrcl-a-ycar production. If >v reserves and synthetic production arc not counted. There 15 a further factor in the possibility that the present surpluses are temporary. Demand for petroleum products is constantly increasing. On Uiat basis, there can't be too much oil. When the war was over, some oil experts though^ there would be a sharp decline from the May, 19 "5, peak U. S. demand of 5.6pO V)0 barrels a day. For a few months after V-J Day there was a drop. In October the demand wns only 4.800.000 barrels a day. Then (t started climbing to a new peak o[ The reasons arc now clear. Auto registrations are up 10 per cent, trucks and busses 30 per cent, farm tractors 100 per cent. Use of oil for space heating is increasing and DO per cent of all new locomotives are powered by Diesel engines. Predictions have been made that' U. S. oil consumption \vtll rise lo 6.700.000 barrels a day bv 1950 and 7.000.000 by 1351. Tolal U. S. productive capacity would be close to 8.000,000 barrels a day if every well were pumped to capacity and no thought were given to sound conservation praclices. But now you see where the oil surpluses conies from. The reduced demand so far in 1949 makes it seem greater. There ivns a mild winter in the big heating oil consumption area cast of Omaha. There was some I business recession and uneriiploy-j lucut. And there were a few But retail prices oi gasoline hav advanced an average of i',i ceri a gallon over Ihe past year. Sehal Banking and Currency Committe Is now preparing to itivestlga 1 this situation. U. S. oil company profits went t record highs in 1948, which was short oil year. Some comriarne made as much as 40 per cent investment, with average for th Industry about 25 per ceri I. Th industry claims most of these pro fits went to develop rievr prodiicilo and that the average stoekhold got little benefit In dividends. Prc fits, for the (irst quarter of in are down abotit 25 to 33 per ct\ from ievels for the first quarter i 1948. Anything that happens in t oil world affects Texas more tha any other part of the country, F Texas produces half of the U. oil, which is to say a fourth of th world's supply, T e»as ft* 5 therefore cut back Its downs from strikes in maritime and! fp / ori " ction ,^ w -«£ b ^ el * * d f y other important Industries.- They J°. "duce the supply and thereby combined "to cut petroleum prod-1 hcep " p the price - Louisan*-, Miss- f ower Shift in India May Play Cey Part in War of Ideologies Tk« DOCTOR SAYS Br EMwiB P. Jwdu, M.D. Writtc* f« NEA Bcnrte* About once In too bfrthi t child born with i peculiar ttupcd :ull »nd defective brain—t con- lion cilled niohiolbld idiocy, the rUi at tuch ft child ronrn *Uh- ut wtrninc and naturtlljr U a •eit shock to th* fatritly. TtM nairii "rnongoliam" comes rom th« appetratice, which U tilling ll)t« lhat of the far. eastern Montol race. The «kull U vntll and round, the *yt sliu are arrow and tilled, and a fold la retent over the Inner martin of he eye. Frequently the cheek* are ed, the hair la coarM. the teeth ppear late, the tongue tends to rotrude tnd the note is stubby and epreued, with the nostrils ang- i!t forward. The majority ol mongololds ap- Dear happy and friendly, During nfancy most are imitative and hey often like music. They rarely earn to sp«aL properly and the olce tends to be rough and harsh. Cause Uncertain Moat of the possible causes which tare been suggested have been tudied and abandoned; Some people lilnk, or at least have thought, hat mongolism come from some hereditary tendency, the exact name of which has not yet been dls- •overed. in recent years, however, niost of those who have studied lie siiblect agree that there Is a definite relationship between the age ol mothers and the frequency of mongolism among children. The Birth Of a montolold child n great, misfortune. It may be considered as a pure accident and does not reflect in any way on the parents, the diet, the medical care, Out of mystic India comet i t 10 strange that It read* llfct ft t««y, Attention li c.lled to It because it epitomizes a situttii which I believe will play t vltj part In the great war of the Mi ties developing In the Orient. On July 1. the old and prince I «Ut< of Travancorc will combiif with the adjoining principality Cohln and the 36-year-old rajah of Travancore .will titular head. He will b* re*0or| •Ible to the new government India. £ There's nothing startling In th transaction, of course, because L. MS principalities of India are Ing absorbed by the New Del) government. 'The strange part this: For 300 years the real ruler TravanuJore has been the Hind gOd Padmanabha, and the mah| rajahs have acted as stewards the riiety. The prince* have allegiance only to the god, and cry night have deposited the ke| of the state treasury at the feet In token of this, picking" tl keys up in the morning. It took the Indian goVerhmj| about a year to persuade the pn eht maliarajah to change the stafj Of his state. He WHS fearful he would be committing blaspheij if he swore allegiance to the dian constitution or agreed to ter the boundaries of his state.! Tlie skeptical reader may say til the prince was merely stalling avoid changing the status of state. However, your columnist cepts Ihe prince's explanation sincere, having spent much time India and knowing how Intcnsi religious both the Hindus and Moslems are. I have seen One L the greatest of the Indian ruler! a highly cultured man with a is erti education—prostrate oh temple floor before a Hindu id He was a very religious man, or any other known factor. According to a recent authoritative discussion, mongolian idiots should be committed to an instU tution as soon after birth as possible, immediate separation before emotional ties are formed is the best solution child. for family and Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to ariswer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most refquentiy asked questions in his column. THE DOCTOR ANSWERS .. rik., By Edwin P, Jordan, M.D. ptjfiSTiON: Wliat Trpuid you suggest for chronic hay fever? AN'SWEtt: By this term I presume you mean an alergy in which the nose is usually filled *ltti mucus; This pvobably results from sensitiveness to some substance like house dust or dog dander. Ttsls should be made to determine the substance^ after which it may be possible lor the doctor to advise you whether you can be desensitized or will have to take further steps. nets demand to a level of between 6.200.000 and 6,300.000 barrels a day. Tliis is less than a five per cent drop, but it makes a big difference. One thing that would automatically cut back production would be B drop in price. With supply now greater than demand, that Trbuld he a natural thing to expect. A lot of people iiave been counting on it. But crude oil prices have held firm since December. 1947. nr.smiiAt FUEI, on, nftops The price of residual fuel 611 has dropped about 50 per cent That is caused largely by a lack of steam-coil tank storage capacity. isslppi, Kansas arid New Mexico Iso have state production control laws, and they have cut back production by 200,000 barrels a day. California has a voluntary oil industry control plan which has ordered -some curtailment, but hot all producers abide, by It. Illinois production Is uncontrolled. In ihls situation, all the heat In the oil industry is now being put oh curtailing U.-S. Imports of foreign oil and U. S. purchases of foreign oil for government accotlhts. This foreign oil situation will be reviewed in this space in the next issue. A villain is always waiting In the wings a* history unfolds upon the stage of the world.— Acting Army Secretary Gordon Gray. • * * I have ftflcn wondered why these people 'advocates ol communism) didn't go 10 the land o! their dreams. If it has been the lack of funds, this should remedy that problem and give them a chance to prove what they say.—Rep. Walter Noibtad (R) ot Oregon, introducing a bill providing free transportation lo Russia for those advocating communism. • * * The danger of a small depression is thxt it easily snowballs into a large one.—Seymour E. HtrrU, Harvard University ecooomut. ' * * • We live in * tr»|lc «r» of uncertainly, tmont fears tliat there Is a force In the world that might destroy all the accomplishments of a thou- nod years.—Vica President Hartley. IN HOLLYWOOD Bv Krsk ine Johnson NEA Staff CorrwpeoiHlent HOLLYWOOD (NEAl—A yoims man who once worked as an $18- i-weck laborer in a movie studio Hollywood's new ''boy genius." "Or maybe." he says, "it should • boy Idiot." But I'm ahead of my story. Plays, and become an executive producer. He says no. He's content to continue making pictures independently. He tolrt mn: "I'm not a swimming pool kid- I like to be free It happened not long ago in the i of Hollywood's ideas of what makes office of a movie financier. The a jood picture. I don't think you young man was Irving to raise. can ?et people back Into theaters money and was telling the fiiinn- j today by just nvaklne; a Comedy or clcr about his ' Irving to raise, can ^et was telling the fiiinn- j today by just plans to produce a musical or * drama. motion picture?. j ..„ ha _ s ,„ be somclh | ng He pounded his fist on a heavy i 1-npinc. i think I can do walnut '>>sk as he rliap;odized about the stories he wanted to put on the screen. He talked about the wonderful possibilities of turning unknowns into stars. chal- 1-ngmc. 1 think I can cio better wilh ideas than producers trying to blpnd Gable and Bergman." Tf there are any doubts about Kramer's approach, just check the boxofficc receipts of "ChaVnpion" He eulogized the capabilities of and "Home of the Brave." They're young men he had gathered around him—director Mark Robson, writ- Carl Foreman, and his publicist partner. George Glass. The financier w«s tapping his fingers together and confusion clouded his face. Finally lie leaned forward and said: "Yes. yes. T unrtrTstanri who thrv arc. But tell mr, who are YOU?" No one asks that question today. The answer is blinking out in round, firm and fully packed. There can be no arguments, rilher. about the challenging qualities of "H«me of the Brare," n (faring story nf racial hatred on n Soulh Pacific Island during But I started out to tell jou about Stanley Kramer. He came to Hollywood from New York University In 1932 to get a inb as a writer. He lauded a job back-lot "swing gang" laborer two of tht biggest electric signs, at the old Fox studioT He thought on Broadway. They're just a few the Job would give him a clost yards apart. One reads "Cham- look at how movies are made. Hi« first assignment was unloading animals at a Los Angeles , railroad Mfllion. rnoMOTF.n After a year of scene pion." the other "Home of the NKW RKCOK1) It's the first time any independent film maker has ever had two hits playing side by ?ide in Broadway Vhealcrs. the amazine part of the story is that both pictures shaded $600.000 on budget. "Champion" would have cost Jl.JOO.ooO at a major studio and "Home of the Brave' 1 at least a million. Three major studios have offered Kramer fabulous sums lo givi up his o\\n company, Screen and carpentering, durtnfr which hi saw little actual film making. Stan ley cot a Job in the M-O-M re >oarch department, later graduated to the film culling (Kpartment where he edited film for threi years. Maybe it was something he editef 'pun intended i but Kramer ha bigccr ideas. He wrote a scripi Ac* HOLLYWOOD » r*t* I McKENNEY ON BRIDGE BT William K. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NEA S*r»ke Counting Tricks Minimizes Losers Mathematicians say you will never hold the jame bridge hand twice Therefore in bridge at least, Ihe old saying, "There Is nothing new un der the sun," does not hold true Every bridge hand is a new one. Today I think I found something else that is new—a musical instru ment called the theremin. Mrs. Lu cie Bigclow Rosen of New York re ame more enj<iya.bit for her. The layer falling to colinl his tricks might easily los* hi* contract on to- ay's, hand. The opening lead of the five of pades is won by declarer with the ueeh, and a small spade led to the ce. Now, If tie leads a club from urrirny, hoping to find the ace in he Sast Hand, he Mil lose three lubs and a diirriond. The correct piay Is to lead the ive of hearts frohi dummy, and vert though it is a slngletoii, take he finesse. When it holds, discard Hie of dummy's clubs on tli* ace of learts thus holding your losers to wo clubs arid a diamond. If the leart finesse falls, you still can try he. club play. Rubb*r—Naithcr ml. Sowth W«rt North tart ' 1 * P»M 3 * ft* 4 * Paas Pm p*« Openim— 45 f cently made I recording with th instrument with Elliot Lawrence band. The thertmtn is electronic. It tone.s are derived by movements the hand* close to the instrumen Mn. Rcaen telLa mi that it hu spread of five ocUvte, with try volume of an organ »nd the soft ne-ss ot the human voice. Mrs. Rosen said that the point keep harping at In my colum "Count your trick*," hu oMd> Ui* T5 Years Ago In ttrth*viii»— Tnrrt MahSn who attend* the niversity of Tennessee School of ledlcihe his arrived home for a acation. In th« State amateur golf tourn- rtient; held Saturday In Little his fervor was typical. ,^j Religion plays a major paUM the lives of both Hindus aiid Ml lems. It not only is spiritual but! many "respects dominates the orl nary ways of daily life, even the matter of food and drink, same may be said of various o'_. religions In that heavily populaj part ol our world. There are atheists In the Fnr East. And how does this fit into the \ of the ideologies? Weil, Moscow! Increasingly shifting t<i the OrlJ the weight of Us world revolut| for the spread of Comrhunism Vital part of the Red offensive! Its attack on religiori, which is strucUve to the Communist moJ meht. Recent reports from various soil ces Have snid the Russians been conducting a campaign agaii, Jews ahtt Ztalilsrri Inside the SoJ Union. And a couple of days lii Cairo, a Moslem religious lea from TUrkesfah, iri Soviet Cen Asia, charged that Russia has I conducting art anti-Moslem pua eVer since (He end of the war ] This Moslem is Al Sayed f Itfuhammed Ismail, head of tl TUrkestan mission to Cairo's grl that In the Middle Asia areas I that in the Middle Asia areas i Moslem University. He chare tne Soviet Union'there are vlr ly "no Moslem Inhabitants It] Of course the Hindu and lem religions are far from befl the only ones in the Orient. Thf'l are numerous others, but one all they probably represent Coi munistn's toughest enemy. the man who worships a s'fone v Isn't going to give lip his god. Hock, the Blytheviile represent live, W. A. "Jurile" powell foi Ben JVtaS'o of Fort Smith to 37th hole to win a seml-fii'| malch. Mrs. H. A. Smith librarian jfl Blytheviile Library, has gone jl Little Rock where she has accept i a position with the Katlonal Serv'j Organization. , Mrs. Robert Grimes had guests for a handkerchief s! and bridge party Monday noon, complimenting Miss tft' ; .| lAira Barnes whose marriage ;':L Mr. Bernard McAfee will be si f emnlzed Sunday. ti ;hovr Popular Posy Answer to Previous Puiila [)| HORIZONTAL 1 Dcpicled posy 5 Welghl of 3Couriesr tille 4 Strength SSow 6 Comparative ' 8 bisllhrt pall s » fflx 12 Chief god of ' Lo * noal th« Eddis » I?"' « a <* UAge »Novel Utltsut 10 island ISftOuhdrt UPtvifig \1 In III i'ild substihr* »t»t«. it i* I* Toward ftftcial 6fl* Behold' Hire* jttlM II r>«>* l»Pol« 22Wilh«raw 20 Spinning toy 21 Pull attfr •J4 Notion ,J»Arld 2«0*p«n4 MCrifli 30 And (Latin! 31 Island in In* Carol in* froup 31 Point a .« Wilticism U Fllhtr » motH*r JTShlp it Cloltl 42 Correlative ot 45 Symbol (or tantalum' 48Str««tt Cab.) 47 Afternoon social event 41! Lamprey 50 Malayan coi 51 Finish 52 Observe 35 Babylonian deity 34 Jumbl«) »Ltt fill 17 Chant* dfr*ctl»n J» SriMt* 41 Flit) *M> 44 B*10n|« 41 Ould« 4(Slp> M Y«*r 54 Born M Set fijlf 57 S»ilor (foil ) M Or(«n of hmHnf %-emcAL I D«ij I 43 Domntlc lllVf 44 Ronntn rotd