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BLTTHBVILLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JUNE 20, 1949 TUB BLYTHEVI1XC COURIER NEWS nc oouRm tonra oo. m. w KADWB, pubuibw JAKH L. VZBBOBFT Uttor p. Puhttiiud CW7 AtMnmyi ftctft SuodtJ toured •• Mcaod clu* gutter «t Uw pai offui* at BlythnUJe, Arkuiiu, undo tc« «S Coo• t, Itfl Tb« SUBSCRIPTION RATXS: B> curler to tbe city at BlyUnrlU* at •uburtan town where c»rri« »erMo» » Jt Uinwi, 30e per week, ot «5o pel month By mall, withlr * radius o! 60 mild, MOO pel year »300 tot tlx month». »1.00 for thrw awaliu; b; mall out/ id* M Ball* ion*. UO.OO p« feu paythl* to tdvuxx. Meditations I mill tint «l mercy and Judimwi: unU the*, O Lord, will 1 iln»—Paalms 1*1:1. * » * How would you be If He, which is the top of Judgment, should but Judge you u you aret O. think on that, and mercy then will brealht within your lips like man new m»de. —Shakespeare. Barbs It's a ihaby reputation thalis built on things you sre goinj to do. % * • Women', cloth*. e.preM their sentiment.. ».;• . writer. But why *> 'h« *» ta hmve "> •* » rataiier • • » Junior irants to know why dry goods designers don't make a black towel. « • • A man was .hot In Ohio In an »r,ument over « not c.k. w« food. Doe.n'1 H klnda »n who bake. itT H you have a good cellar or secret cabinet you can always say the right thing at the right time. Committee 'Undertakers' Balked on Burial of Bills The President's housing program would be buried for the year were it not for » 1949 change in the lawmaking rules of the House. In former times, a bill had to clear two barriers to get to the floor for de- bat*. It had to win approval of the committee that studied it, and then be endorsed by the rules committee. This powerful group, set up originally to serve as traffic policemen for • 11 measures, had long since gone into th« embalming business. Acting as « aort of super-committee, it interred bills right and left. Seldom did anyone try to combat its decisions. It was this committee that last year killed major housing legislation, after the Senate had passed it and the House banking committee had recommended. This season the 1948 story on Housing has been repeated in every detail save one. The rules are different. Responding to taunts that the rules committee exercises autocratic power over legislation and can defeat the will of the House majority, Democratic leaders pushed through a new procedure that allows the House undertakers to be py- passed. Now, when the rules committee says "no," the chairman of the interested lawmaking committee may file a discharge resolution with the House. When the resolution has been on the calendar 21 days, it may be brought up. If it is approved, the disputed bill comes to the floor. That's the new element in the housing story. The rules committee turned the 1949 bill down, but Chairman Spence of the banking committee had expected this and already had his discharge resolution on file. So the bill gets a new lease on life, and may come up late in June. Speaker Rayburn, a veteran legislator not given to overstatement, predicts a housing bill will pass at this session. If he is right, it will mark the first major success of the new rule aimed at assuring the majority its proper voice. Majorities are not always right. They make mistakes. But majority rule is a foundation stone in our way of governing. We provide devices for correcting the errors of a majority. A bad law may be amended or repealed or superseded by a better one. Results may not always be perfect. But they outshine any perfections that could be dictated by the rules committee, a small group of men whose former power felt no tight checkrein from the people. Whatever the merits of this particular housing bill, it might be a healthy lesson were it to pass the House and go to the President's desk. It would prove to th« rules committee morticians that th«ir embalming day* »r« over and they'd better get back to directing traffic. Hoping It Leaks Th» California Institute of Technology hag opened a new laboratory in Pasadena that amounts to a "weather factory." To study plant life better, scientists will be able to produce any kind of weather under the sun, including Arctic blasts. When Washington hears of this, it is likely to order the whole thing transferred down there. In the hope, of course, that some of the wintry by-products can escape from the place and make some sort of impact on the capital's steamy summers. VIEWS OF OTHERS Women in Government Mr. Truman Is leaning more upon Uncle Sam'jt distaff [nan perhaps any other President. At least he is giving more federal posts to women, which is politically ioimd and likely to prove eminently practical. The new Treasurer of the United States will be Mrs. Georgia Neese Clark, banker, gram elevator operator and farm owner of RiclilBnd, Kan. The new Ambassador to Denmark will probably be Mrs. Eugenia Anderson of Minnesota. The fact both women are Democratic National Committeewomen is not a mere coincidence. TUe public knows little or nothing about their ability, but the appointments may be traced to the ardent efforts of Mrs. India Edwards, head oi ihe Women's Division of the Democratic National Council. She thinks not enough feminine Democrats reap ulil- clal harvests of loyalty. Probably at the same time the President will announce the appointment of Mrs. Perle Mesta, Washington hostess and friends of the Trumans, as Minister to Luxembourg. If these selections are auproved by the Senate, they will add to perceptibly to Washington's rosier of official women. Mn. Nellie Tayloe Rosj, former Governor ot Wyoming, has long been Director of the Mint. Frieda Hannock is a member of the Important Federal Communications Commission. Former Senator HaUle Caraway is on the Employes' Compensation Appeals Board, and former Secretary or Labor Frances Perkins U • member of the civil Service Commission. There Is one woman member of the United States Senate, Mrs. Margaret ' Chase Smith, a Republican of Maine, in the House >re six Coneresswomen, three Democnu snd three Republicans. Most of the women who have held significant federal office have turned in fine jobs; seme have given outstanding service. Th3 principal exception was francos Perkins, who was i SO.TT figure as member of the Cabinet. The President acts rioubt- less from motive of political reward ind expediency. He also moves sensibly to eijjand the scope of feminine talent and ability in nations! rov- ernment. The use of capacities ind administrative genius should .shy at no barrier of gender or tradition in a healthy democracy. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Lots of Stuff Wrapped Up in the Package Training Interns Of the 54 graduates of the University of Arkansas School of Medicine who received their Doctor of Medicine degrees this year, only six will intern In the state. Thirty-three of the graduates are Arkansas residents. Most members of the class entered the school under the Army and Navy training program, and are committed to intern at military installations. This class will be the last to include non-residents, for the Board of Trustees three years ago made residence m Arkansas a qualification for admission. There have been 17 Interns from the school working in Little Rock hospitals this year. These hospitals could have taken 30 next year. The University hospital, the Baptist State hospital and St. Vincent's are the only hospitals In the state that are certified for internship. When the medical center Is built Internships will be available for practically all graduates. The center, furthermore, can olfer specizlzed training In almost all fields of medicine, and will be especially well equipped to give interns practical experience in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. Some states have established a rotating system of internships to improve medical services m outlying hospitals which are not prepared for lull- vimc internships. These states all have medical centers. The Interns remain under Uie direct supervision of the medical center, but go from one hospital to the next, spending about three or four months in each. This plan is being considered by the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. A doctor often establishes his practice In the stale where he Interns. It is alogical choice, because Internship is the transition between school «nd active practice. Inadequate facilities for Internship have contributed lo the doctor shortage In Arkansas- The building ol the medical center is tlie quickest and most certain way of Improving the situation, —ARKANSAS GAZETTE PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Changes in Oil Supply Fail to Bring Any Better Petroleum Trade Plans By Felrr Kristin NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NBA)— At the height of the oil shortage in the winter of 1341-48. there were some demands that the United States embargo all shipments of petroleum products to foreign countries. If that had been done, the rest of tile world might have been brought to a stop. Today, with the reverse situation o[ a U.S. oil surplus in Effect, there are demands that the government ban all imports of foreign oil. That would be an equally disastrous move. The united States has traditionally been a net exporter of petroleum products.'selling more refined products than it bought In offshore crude. That situation was reversed in 1948. when the U.S. imported. That small difference can hardly b e considered responsible for today's U. S. oil surplus. ciuela and Colombia, and Middle tor a *4TO,000,000 production, relin- '•-"-- from Saudi Ar-1 ery and pipeline construction pro- rani have been pared down to >in ann" Kuwait. But it is a 55-day tanker haul from the Middle East to U.S. east coast refineries, round trip. When the new $20.000.000 trans-Arabian pipeline to the Eastern Mediterranean is completed in 1350. this journey will be shortened by two weeks. But tankers will still be able to make two round trips to Venezuela uhile making one to the Middle East. In Ihe purchase of oil tor the European recovery program, however. Arabian oil is a better buy. It Is cheaper. II, saves U.S. dollars. It saves U.S. oil. But it Is har-f to convince U.S. oil producers on these points when they have surplus oil to sell. The US. Navy is currently buying about 50.000 barrels of Arabian oil a day for Atlantic and Mom'ter- China's Aging Premier Is Last Bulwark against Communists First get a clear picture of what I ranean fleet operations because this oil is cheaper and because it saves U.S. supplies. But American producers don't like this either. One effor to cut down on U.S. oil import* was made by the Independent petroleum Producers Association last month. It asked the VS. Tarriff Coimiisslcn [o Increase the duty on foreign oils from 10'= cents to 21 cents a barrel, in denying this production looks like: In 19-43 the U.S. produced 2.000.000,00(1 barrels or 59 per cent of the tdtal. The rest of tile western hemisphere produced 643,000.000 barrels or 19 per cent of the total. The Middle East produced 430,000,000 barrels or 13 per cent of the total. The rest of the world—principally Southeast Asia and Indonesia—produced 107.- COO.OOO barrels or three per cent. fmport Peak Reached in 1948 Total U.S. imports averaged 513.000 barrels a day in 1043. which was a record high. They're running below that figure nou\ Principal sources of these U.S .crude imports have been American oil companies' South American production in Ven- petition, it even with was pointed out that higher tarriff, foreign 5200,000,000. There has been little development since Mexico expropriated properties of American oil companies following labor disputes in 1938. Gulf and a few minor producers did not have their properties seized. The recent deal between t h e Mexican government and E. w. Pauley Interests marked the first break In the ranks of American oil companies which had decided lo hive nothing more to do with that country. But now that Mexico's demand Is catch- I Ing up with her production, she i must have American assistance. I Perhaps the most Important development in International oil has been the opening of the Le Due and Red Water fields in Alberta, Canada. Production now is only 50,000 barrels a day because there are no pipelines or other outlets to markets. But a billion-barrel field Is In the making here. Loss of the export for lubricating oils, greases and other refined petroleum products is what worries American refiners as much as anything else. It has accounted for from 300,000 to 500,000 barrels day production over the past 10 years. TlM DOCTOR SAYS Peoplt frequently worry * (rest deal about "tdhetloiu" without tnowint exactly what they are. Perhapi the eattest way to describe adhedon* is to lay that they are made up of tlaaue jiut like that ot an ordinary scar on the akin. Technically this It called fibrous tUaue. The body tends to respond to any nfectlon' or Injury by forming a- iroiu, or scar tissue. If Inside portions of the body are harmed by an infection or by injury, similar scar tissue may form and produce adhesions. For example, If a patient has acut« appendlciUi and the appendix has been ruptured spilling the infection into the surrounding tissue, adhesions will often form, •hich may or may not produce complications later on. MAY NEED SURGERY Adhesions have a tendency to contract; If they have formed around a loop of the intestines, therefore, they may draw tighter »nd tighter, thus preventing the free flow of Intestinal contents. This, in turn, can produce symptoms and may require an operation to cut these bands of fibrous tissue and free the partly strangled gut. Much depends on where the adhesions are located, what normal structures of the body they are bound around, and what the effect of this contraction has on the organs involved. For all these reasons adhesions frequently .'are blamed for vague symptoms which may or may not be responsible. Obvious diagnosis is often difficult. Sometimes It can be made only after the surgeon has openec the suspected area and can see for himself. When the finger can be pointed at adhesions as the cause of some difficulty, an operation is generally Indicated: Because of the origin and nature of adhesions, however, the surgeon cannoi guarantee that new fibrous bands will not form at a laler date. This is not the rule but It can happen • • • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer Individual questions from readers. However, each day he wil answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column. BT Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. QUESTION: Could abscessed teeth injure the brain and help cause hardening or the arteries? ANSWER: It is unlikely that an abscessed tooth would Infect the brain. I do not know of any rea son to believe that abscessed teeth have anything to do with harden, ing of the arteries. oil producers would still be able to produce and undersell the American market, Mexico is currently negotiating loans for development oi her oil for resources and agreement may be announced soon. Original requests little FBrd and started East. Befon he was In New York a week, hi was working as a disk Jockey. Tha was where he started his "Make Believe Ballroom." Today the original disk Jockey Is heard all over the world through "The Voice of America," which broadcasts hi! show every Sunrfa to let the people of the world kno 1 and understand the kind of musi America loves. We 4 both remembered today hand trom the Sims-Culbertson match, as it was the hand whic! put the Culbertsons in the lea' they maintained practical!, throughout the hundred rubbers, t win the match by 16,130 points. Culbertson won the opening clu lead In dummy with the king an led a heart, which Mrs. Sims wo oil .... By DeWltt. MacKerate I] AP rorricn Affair* Analr* The government of Nationalist'] China finally haa been strapped on'J ie aging shoulders of the country'j'l Idest war-lord—Marshal Yen Hs!-S| nan of Shansl Protincfc—who ha»» jeen made premier of what is wide-a • regarded as a "last straw" re-| me. Prom Canton ,the great Southen letropolls which now Is c om« the grim word that mosttl Nationalists feel If old Yen io!d the onruslilng Red adva rom the north, they will have lost'! heir last chance. The premier, In-|L oking the great fighting spirit oij'l ils younger days, has pledged hlrn-*l elf to lead what remains of the Na-'T onalist arlmes in "a fight to lht,\ nd for Independence." In the background, of course, ii 1 Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek : f who still makes the Nationalist'1 governments. If the Nationalists' j hould by chance be able to with- I land the Communists, the real f eader will be Chiang. Do the Nationalists have atij'L jrospecLs at all of standing off the'I Jommunist.s? If you h?d to wa^eilf -our last rent on that (!•••".•('• .he odds would compel yon to i)el I in the Reds. Thev already have 1 1 great reaches of Northern irmly in their grasp. However. Southern China is 'ast and difficult area for con-'I quest. Many observers feel that tht| | may continue for years;) esnecially in isolated areas. And who can say what mighi 1 1 crow out of a civil war ol atritionVl The very vastnrss and unwieldncsi'l if China might be enough to stop-1 ,he Communists from making a' | complete conquest. Marshal Yen is one of the mosljl colorful figures among the old 'wail .ord.s. At one time he was vastlvl rich— the feudal lord over tcrritorj|| about the size of Great Britain. Yen came into power during 4 hine.se revolution of 1911 wn resulted in the overthrow of thf: I Manchu dynasty. He then was t l \ dashing young .general of aboul Chinajl thirty. Within five years he became- known in Sliansl as a model "gov-,' ernor" of his 12.003.0CO people be-j cause he built roads and schools!] suopresscd bandits and arrester', opium dealers. He became vastly' rich. | All that "glory" belongs to thf.i past, however. The 68-year-ollJ no longer is that dashing | youn? general of: nearly forty year;? ago. Still, he has a great reputation- and his fiery spirit is willing though, the flesh Is weak. Moreover he lonf' has been a -foe of the Communists' Yen may prove to be a very use-j fill figure-head for the ship of statr! at this critical juncture. Chiang's preparations to meet the enemy remain obscure. However .as re-{ ported In a previous column, the,' Nationalists are said to be prepar-T ing to reestablish their government in the ancient city of Chungking} which was capital during the world:' war. Tl-.is would give them quick, access to India by air over the nov torioits wartime "hump." ^ U Years Ago In BlytheyiHt Mr. anr! Mrs. Jesse M. Whit have purchased the residence at 401 East Davis formerly owned bj 'J Mrs. Lewis Freeman and havt'.il moved there. j E. M. Terny. Jr.. has gone to}fr Camp Kia Kima, nenr Hardy, Ark.?;:' to spend a month. He was accom-fj panied there by his parents will spend the week end in Hardyrj IN HOLLYWOOD By Er.skinc Johnson NEA SUM Coiruptoniteiit 50 THEY SAY More than any other institution, the Army is in the business of people. If we are forever to be outbid for the services of outstanding men, then 1 submit that we shall entrust our security tuturc lo rejects content to make their way In a steady Job at steady pay.—Gen. Omar Bradley, urging Army pay incieases. • * • Those who left (the Atomic Energy Commission! because they had babies may be the result of incredible mismanagement, but not on the part of the commission.—Chairman David E. I,n- lenthnl of the Atomic Energy Commission, testl- /vlng before the Joint Congressional Atomic En- •rgy ComnutlM. HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Holly-1 rasting office with a wood fanmania is getting complete-1 daughter in tow. y out of hand. | riie casting director, A star's secretary jhst acquired j pcctcd a tiny tot, expressed fan club! i prise and said: She's Louise Heising, tall and "Is'nt she a little big for >eautiful, who has appeared in ajaee?" lumber of magazine photos with 3ene Autry as his secretary for he last five years. Other day Louse received a letter from one •larwell "Tex" Chatwcll of Lub- lock, Tex., saying he had organ- tied ft (Ml club for her Current membership: 60 Despite her engagement announcement, Elizabeth way Tavlor's off. She gangling who ex- sur- her "Well." welled llic mother, 'Mic t.S rathrr tall. \Ve just couldn't slop her from gfowinjr. Hut we have kept her MIND back!" Htdy Lanidrr Is trying to sell practically anyone on doing a film biography ~f Lola Monlcz. Mae West has R play based on the same theme. Sothorn Del Monte sight: Ann playing golf in ankle- marriage is quite won't become Mrs. William Paw-1 length skirt, floppy hat. long- ley. Jr., I hear, until after her 18th! jl(1 cved blouse and gloves. Reason birthday next Feb. 27. i for the set-up was to avoid sun• . • burn for her next technicolor film. Horrifying thought: A 50-cetit \\^ Evc " icc creal " bars wear candy bar designed to last through L ^^ roadshow-length movies will be displayed soon in theater lobbies. Time man-lies on depl.: Carry! Hick wan, who played the tilt If brat with Shirley Temple in "Kiss and Tell." will play her boy friend In the sequel, "Kis-s for Corliss." BETTY PLAYS ANNIE Isn't Betty HuUtvn signed to a three-picture deal at M-G-M? She was In for wardrobe fittings for "Annie Gtt Your Gun," dispelling nil rumors lhat Judy Garland may regain the part- . . It's a seven- pound son for the Joe Gins tons fhe's Abbott and Costcllo's longtime press apcnti. . . . M-G-M, Warner Brothers and Fox will fight it out with folding money for (he screen rights lo "Oklahoma!" Just put on the market. The final deal is expected to involve R price of around SI.000,000, plus percentages. on n 10-year lease basis. » * • Marparet. O'Brien's awkward-ace problems arp. a pood excuse to revive lhat Mory nbout a mnvlp :s in Hollywood. Good Humor b^r.s sold by Jack Carson for scenes in "The Good Humor Man" are made up with plastic cover to keep them from melting under hot sludio tights. Talking about a certain lah-de r!i\h chorine who married a big bankroll. Arthur Prince said: 'I understand she has a library filled with Morocco-bound comic books. 1 • • • Grcsp Sherwood, who left the Broad musical. "As the Girls Go.' because she rlirln't have a speak- ine part, was telling some Iricnds that the (inly time she ever got a dinner to ad lib was in the movie " T hr Naked City." "But you played the corpse In the picture," someone scoffed. "1 know." admitted La Sher- tt'ioci, "but in one scene I wiggled.' Hl'MAX TOO Whenever writers get together over a short beer. Ihe talk turns to the Big Bad Hollywood studios —taksnc tlmo* thpv p nothing Some- are right, sometimes molhtr who showed up at * studio Sc« HOLL1VVOOU on pa«« ». well, to h« piled the iwnly into rectly into British competition ider the new Argentine-British rter agreement to trade petroleum oducts for meat and grain. Consideration of a U.S. national 1 policy to cover some of these •oblems will be reviewed In this ace in a subsequent issue. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKennej America's Card Authority Writttn for NEA Serrice Vross-Ruffing Wins Vow Famous Hand 1 sat across the table the other light from Martin Block, dlscuss- ng the Sims-Culbertson match vhich was held 14 years ago. We alked about the late P. Hal Sims robably the most unforgettable W 4 « « 4 Mn. Calber * A K J » •>» * A98 * AKS7 • t \ \ i Rubrx Smrth W Pass 1 * Pass 2 ' Pass 4 < Pass 6 < Opening lr». Slim 10.1 2 A 104 332 .J42 1MB N W t S Dtoler Shut • 4107 • KQ71 >»7 »995 I r— NeithJ at NM k PH k Pas * Pat > Pas -+» CtltxrtMfl 44! VJISS2 «KJ10S 4 * 1* T TlH. •til IMI * 1 » • J • • J» w Pas« M character that bridge has eve tnown. Martin knew him as he hat done the announcing ot the famous Sims-Culbertson bridge match In 1935. That, by the way, was M»r tin's iirst public radio event. You might be Interested to know how Martin Block started his fa mous "Make-Believe Ballroom While he is "in the chips" today h says it was quite different some 1 years ago. w len he was in Call fornla. Things were not going K eturned. Culbertson discarded a t icart, won the trick in dummy and ] ruffed a club. Now he elected to , cross-ruff the hand out and not bother with the spade finesse. j I have underlined the ast three c cards. The lead was in Culberlson's ] land ,and he led the Jack of hearts, ruffing it in dummy with the ace of diamonds. Mn. Sims was forced to under-ruff, and now Culbertson lad the king and jack of diamonds over Mrs. Sims' queen-three, with :he lead in dummy. The only trick rie lost was a heart. Country's Flag HORIZONTAL ! 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