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rotm THE BLYTHEVILLJC COURIER NEWS TH* COURIER MZWB OO. ' H. W. BAINSB, Publiibar JAiOS L. VEBHOKFF. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advartiaint Manager •ole NattooAl Adrertiatng ReprwentttlTea: Wallu* Wltmtr Co, New York, Chicago, Detntt, AUant*. atemphla. bitered aa second claa« mitUr at the po«t- •flice it Bljrtberill*, Arkansas, under act ol Can, Octatar 9. 1417. ManMr ol The AMOetatM Pntt ^^^^™^"^^™"^ — •DESCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in th* city at Blytherllla ot anj •uburban town when curler aervlce to maintained, 20e per week, or »io per month B> nuU, within * radiuj ol 60 mllet $4.00 pat year, (2.00 for si* month*, $1.00 (ot three month*; by mail outside M mil* coo* UO.OO pat yeax payable In advance. Meditations And M u> not be weary In well doing: for In iut stuon we thall reap, If we falet not.—G»U- IUM <:». * • * Who soweth good seed shall surely reap; The ye»r grows rich as it groweth old. And life's latest sands are its sands or gold! —Julia C. R. DOIT. Barbs - How come the efficiency experts have never done inytm'ng about the great Arctic wastes? * * • • Lmini; mother! In baby beauty conleetl *• •ore ae,uawkinc than the bablem. * * * No man can be called lucky until after the last race. * * * A naturalist sa.Ti a man can hold a crura- dile'j mouth ihut with one hand. II sounds easy —but it might be a snap for the crocodile, too. * * * A wife «ued her husband for separate maintenance on their Wth wedding anniversary. Uke- ly struck her as a golden opportunity. U.S. Should Aid Ecuador Repair Quake Damage "Most of the people are small farmers and small produce merchants. There were few people in the communities that were too rich or too poor. They were indeed a happy people, but in a matter of seconds at 2 p.m. the day before yesterday, everything had changed and it all was disaster." Thus spoke the president of Ecuador a short time after a shattering earthquake struck the center of that South American country. He was talking of the residents of the city of 50,000, the four towns and the many villages which suffered destruction in the/upheaval. Altogether some 6000 people were • killed and 100,000 made homeless in a 1,500-square-mile area thwart the slopes of the great Andes mountains. The Red Cross and other agencies acted swiftly to bring: the primary emergency under control. Food, clothing and temporary shelter were provided for thousands. But little lias been done thu s Jar to rehabilitate hospitals, schools, churches and other basic services in the crumbled towns. Now the Pan American Union, a highly respected agency devoted to inter- American co-operation and goodwill, is sounding an appeal to Americans to give all they can toward restoring normal life in these Ecuadorian communities. Discouraged by recurring economic crises abroad, more than a few Americans are beginning to show resentment at the continued shelling out of U. S dollars to foreign lands. These citizens believe that the recipient nations are not trying hard enough to sustain themselves. Whatever the truth of that situation this appeal from Ecuador is in a different class. It is disaster relief. And there America always has responded unfailingly and with full heart. All the great natural tragedies suffered by the world in recent decades have been eased by American aid given ungrudgingly We cannot do otherwise in Ecuador's moment of disaster. By any measure this is a little country and a little people whose p)e» we are hearing. They are not strong enough to recover from this blow through their own efforts. ]f we do. not help them, most likely no one will. If any American citizen wants to aid the return to normal living in devastated central Ecuador, his contribution will be gratefully accepted by the Pan American Union in Washington. He should make it payable to the Ecuador Relief Fund. We have no doubt that Americans will come through. They always have when the trouble was real. The Unforgotten Man There >re many ways a vice president may escape the oblivion generally associated with his office, Henry Wal- l«c« took tripi »nd mid* an Midlcw round of spe«che«. President Trunun *cqui«d a certain fame as a piano player while occupying the runner-up spot. Vice President Barkley is taking another tack: romance. No one aeems to be sure whether this romance is real or imaginary. But it is certainly keeping Barkley out of the ranks of forgotten men. It appear* to have supplied him »nd his friends with enough gag material for the full four-year term, whether or not it has any basis in fact. Barkley loves to tell a good story, Is this his biggest one yet? (ARK.) OOUHM NBWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, VIEWS OF OTHERS Vaughan Should Bow Out As opinions on the Harry Vuughan case, me comments ol President Truman and Senator McCarthy have one thing In common, which Is ob- KUrlty. Neither Is primarily concerned with the disclosures about the White House military aide. Mr. Truman's flat statement lhat, he would keep General Vaughan shows a characteristic personal loyalty which has caused trouble for the President in the past. He defended Ed Paulcy and George Allen long after they were a liability to his party and his program. Vaughan should be even more discomfiting, because his use of official Influence to do favors, pelly or not. reflects on the White House Itself. But If the President follows blind loyalty. Senator McCarthy follows politics and not at all blindly. "If the President keeps Vaughan," this Hepublican sayt, "U means that he not only Indorses the New Deal and Fair Deal but also the Vaughan deals." Only the most partisan, mind would see any connection between these "deals." While McCarthy repeats his promise that he Is "Just getting started," his intimalions ot "unlimited graft" lie wilhout proof. His committee has turned lo other matters. If the Senator *ere really Interested In studying the Influence business, he might Investigate the Washington lawyers for whom knowing the right people Is big business. There is what Marquis Chllds calls "pay dirt." The Vaughan case does not Justify Senator McCarthy's allegations, but the President can hardly find comfort In that. Mr. rnman can expect others to use Vjuighan to try lo embarrass him, to deprive his Administration of public confidence and to bl&clc the legislation that he wants from Congress. Gen. Vaughan ought lo bow out of the White House. ( —ST. LOUIS PO8T-D1SPATCH Is This Trip Necessary? The net result of the Thomas-Johnson tilt over air Junketing Is likely to be some saving to taxpayers. The defense secretary could hardly have made a move more calculated to win cheers from the average citizen than his refusal to furnish military air transport, for senators on a world tour of Investigation. Senator Thomas replied with a demand for strict accounting ol all use of military aircraft by military personnel and civilian officials from the President down. hts WBs!n_ effect a. "You too" answer, not a real Justification of the request for transportation. But "again the public will approve. For It suspects that It is paying for a considerable amount ol flying that Isn't as official as It ought to be. It usually makes a difference whose ox Is gored, but the ordinary fire-paying citizen won't care whose Junket Is grounded. Actually, the public could be hurt by Indiscriminate banning of so-called Junkets. Usually the tours of congressmen seeking Information are well worth while. Often the use of military aircraft Is thoroughly justified. The time saved may far exceed the cost. Sometimes machines and crews are standing by and really need exercising. But sometimes ihe family car Is used just becnus it's handy. No one can deny that savings can be achieved by tightening up on the use of military air transport. There should be a closer accounting. And If a trip Is necessary, perhaps the defense department should be lecompensed the same as a commercial carrier. That's a heretical proposal, we know, but it might help determine what is necessary. -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY Anybody who tries to sell goods to Ihe United Slates finds that the tariff duly he has goi lo pay is almost the smallest of the obstacles lhat he has to overcome.—Gocffrey Crowther, editor ol the Economist of London. * + * Unless we can find Ihe right answer lo the financial and economic problem, we shall not have laid a sound foundation for the future peace of the world.—British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin. * • t I feel that our motion pictures have done a great deal, are as worthwhile at the Marshall Plan in bringing democracy to the world.—Spyros P. Skouras, president of 20th Cenlury-Kox. * * * When Ihe presidculial fact-finding board renders its report and recommendations after Labor Day, U will be up lo both sides to show us that collective bargaining plus public Interest on » give- and-take basis Is still a stirring and slrong symbol of American democracy at work.—Assistant Secretary of Labor John W. Gibson, on sled Industry* wage dispute. * * * He (President Truman) Is not only placing his stamp of approval of what t.Mn).-Gen. Harry) Vaughan did in ihe past, but he Is prclly much okaying his activities In the future—Sen. Joseph R. McCarlhy (R), Wisconsin, S% Invesllgator. * » • We have made more progres* than socialism. —David Dubinslty, head of the Internalionil La- Hies 1 Garment Worker*' Union, on American democracy. 'Atta Boy, Joe, That's How I Got My Start" Washington News Notebook Medical Association Prepares Attack On Compulsory Health Proposal for US Peter Kelson NEA Washinictnn Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — American Medical Association's new "educational campaign" against compulsory national health insurance has home queer angles. What they seem to point up is that the AMA has no real health plan of Its own to offer as a substitute. Dr. L. E. Henderson, AMA president-elect, says that within tlie next year the association will nit out a series of reports on American health problems. They will cover the costs and quality of present! services. Present voluntary health! U.S. medical, clinical and v hospital insurance plans will be analyzed. The need for more medical educa-' Uon and better distribution ot doctors will be considered. This AIifA health plan, when it finally evolves, will apparently be] an answer or R companion piece to I Federal Security Administrator Os-| car Swing's national health confer-! euce and his last year's report on: "The Nation's Health—a Ten-Year Plan." The Ewinc report recommended more medical research and education, more hospitals and more dnclors, insurance against medical care costs. AMA goes along with the firsts two parts of this. But the doctors believe voluntary health Insurance! should be given .1 complete fryout before there is any exnerimentini; with compulsory national health Insurance such as President Truman proposes and the British government already has. Statistics Are Available There is of course no danger [hat the patient — meaning the whole U.S. publfc—will die en masse while the docta's are arguing about what should be done. But it is to vioiv'f why the .Iocs haven't grabbed their satchels snd climbed Into their big- gies a little faster, in order to visit the national bedside and make their diagnosis. It is no great self-compliment (or the U.S. medical profession to argue this late in the case tlmt the facts about .U.S. health nrcrts are unknown or grossly- exaggerated. 'There are health statistics by the mile. During the war. every doctor was indexed. AMA says 61,000 Americans mitt- have voluntary health insurance coverage of some kind, out of a totnl population of 150,000.000. This represent a jvmp of fl.QOO.OOO insured since Jan. 1. There seems to he a hope that this rate of coverage will increase, eventually making national health insurance unnecessary. About half of those covered have Insurance against surgical and hospital bills only. The other half ha7« insurance against non-hospitalizing sickness-and general doctors' bills. Tliers- are over 100 insurance policies offered—all of them different. Few of the Insured have complete health insurance protection. There seem to be 'no statistics on what income croups are covered by voluntary health Insurance policies. There is one estimate that W per cent of those covered may lie in middle and lower income eroups. This estimate is based on California experience, where there an better health insurance data than In nnv other sta'-. Action In California Tins seems to be due not to Cal- | ifornia's sunshine and healthy climate, but to the fact that in 1915 and 1949 Gov. Earl Warren—a Republican, you'll remember — introduced legislation for stale-wide compulsory health insurance. This so alarmed the California Medical Association that it spent S600.000 promoting voluntary health insurance policy sales. They got S.000,000 people insured out of a total population of 10,000,000. Taking California statistics at face value, what about the <10 per cent of the people uncovered? Those who can afford to pay doc- lor bills can of course afford to pay insurance premiums. But what about the people who can't afford either? Clem Whilnker, director of the AMA educational campaign, says medical care of the indigent Isri't the doctors' problem. Thai Is said to be the problem of the local community. The man may be sick only because he also rccds food clothing or housing. None of (he AMA spokesmen wih lR.ce a posilion on whether there should be federal aid for housing or feeding the undernourished They do believe that there should be federal aid for hospital construction, federal aid for medical education, federal aid for research But they are against bills providing medical care for all school ch.Wren. That would be socialized medicine. They arc against laws for national health insurance. That would be socialized medicine In summary, federal subsidies for ± S°" "™ to .."«.«» right. IN HOLLYWOOD By Krskine Johnson .VEA SUff Correspondent and said: "Where's your husband (George Montgomery t?" There was an awkward pause and then Dinah said: "Aren't you glad lo see me?" The teen-ager shifted a wad of sum. said. "Not e.scpclally." and disappeared into the howling crown Dinah was telling me about U behind an order of marinated herring at Ihe Brown Derby. "I lold George about It, too." that she was j cute teen-ager. T told him she was 60 and leaning on a cane." Dinah Is back | n Hollywood wearing the braid of a Tennessee colonel and the black and blue marks of the Iriumphant homecoming celebration lhat turned two towns—Nashville and Winchester —upside down. She was brtrn In Winchester htit sanjf nn ihr radWt for the first llmr In Nashville. Both l«wn» claim hrr ** tbrlr very braids and the black and blue marks wilh Ihe same happy smile She now outranks her husband, who was a wartime sergeant. Tile Tennessee governor hamlrr] her the braid. The howling, shoving crowds ta\e her the black am] blue marks over a three-day round of personal Thrill Of A Lifetime Sh« w»j shoved and pushed aim •Jostled and admired. "And," fhe .aid. •] loved e\f;v minute ox it, » waj ih« thrill ot The waitress turned to someone she knew and .said: "You know, right now I wish Dl- Dinah wished she hadn't been I f»rn when she had a reunion with i her mother's best friend. Mrs D W. Krauth. A photographer and a reporter for a national magazine : were pre.'.ciii for their first mcet- i ing in 15 years. ] Dinah previously had told the j reporter she was born In Win| Chester on March 1. 1027. Mrs. Krauth grccled Dinah will, the enthusiasm of a long lost child anrt then said: ) "I'M nrv-r lnr f rt thr Hay l)|. ; "all WAX born—on March 1. IJ)'f •• Dinah could have fallen richt tlirrnieh Ihe floor. I Itunniesl .Vow,' | n Town Kvcryonc else she met seemed to Have, when introduced to her i|i« stork line: "Dinah Slmrr>? Of Com sr I re number Dinah. I used to wipe her lit'lp nose." ! "I," Dinah said, "apparently i lil( j 'he runniest nosp south of the Klie tciril; her sister Bessie along as tier secretary lo see lhat none of her friends or relatives were >llRliltcl. Bcs-ilc stuck close lo ihe lihfinc In Uiclr hotel suite anrt put the relative* and old friends rlsiht 'hnnish i 0 Dinah. One malr caller said: '"''"Is Is Uncle Ail from Colinn- j bia.' 1 ' "Sorry," See «ee Bessie, "but we Ait from Colum- iin "Unrlr Ail." on 1'nt I McKENNEY ON By William E. McKcnney America's Card Authority ttritten fnr \EA Service Weird Bid Results in A Crazier Contract discussi °n the otl . e ou between Herman Goldber ' n. night ° f N«' Y«t; : City anrl his partner. Goldberg said, "My pa,.| ncr nas th greatest memory In the world. The GoUberf 4842 Hubber—Part score, 60 t V-S SnnUi West North East I* Pass 24 2* Pass Pass 1 N. T. Pass 3N. T- Double Pau p asi M mistakes he made 20 years ago he ! m , i ) k( ; t ? d;ly - D ° I discuss hands with him? Never! He will not lislen or try lo umlersland because with that great memory of his, he would bid or play a hand the way he did five years ago. But I like ihe fellow so I play bridge with him." Now I «m going to let Goldberg describe today's hand, which he played with his friend. "Don't ask me why he bid a club Instead of a spade. We wci " «> 1 simply bid — ~..,.,.,. „,„„ Wd of two hearts was a defensive bid. I thousht I would bid two ere 60 on ihe score, id two clubs. East's nr. trump. If my partner did not like II he could bid three clubs, bill lo and behold. I forgot that I one of the tilings ht hu not ajoa* Washington Conferences Give Socialists New Hope in Britain Sunday School Lesson By Williaat E. GUrey, D.D. Dangers conjtaiitly beset the people of Israel, at timea »urrounded by hostile trlbea. and later Imperil- led as their little land lay between Ihe great empires of the ancient world, striving for conquest and mastery—Egypt on the south, and always f me great power on the norlh, east, and west, Assyria, Babylonia, Syria, Persia Greece, or Rome, whichever It might be. That the dangers of this situation were real was evidenced In the successive and terrible tragedies that befell the people. Not only did they suffer Invasion, destruction, and exile, but cither sufferings and persecutions were Incredible. When Grecian conquerors sought to Hel- lenize and corrupt the worship of the Temple, 800 protesting Pharisees, then the party defending the purity of religion, were crucified in one lay, and on another occasion 6000 worshippers were put to the sword in the very precincts of the Temple. That, In spite of all the tragedies of the ages In that little • land, there should have been survival, until now, in the 20th century, the Jews are again seeking restoration in [heir homeland, is the miracle of the ages. But even greater Is the miracle lhat out of that little land of sorrow and tragedy should have come the richness and sweetness ot a religion, with Its uppermost note of triumph and Joy. The late Dr. George A. en-ton, famous minister of the Old South Church, in Boston, once remarked that It was the quality of all true and great prophecy that It bursts into song. There are passages in the great prophecies, such as ttvst of Isaiah, that fairly sing in their praises of righteousness and peace, but the P.salms were the great outpouring of prophecy In song. H:re In the Psalms is the personal joy in religion, the jov manifest in the Christians of"Jewish herilage. Paul and Silas, sinking in the darkness of an Inner prison" wilh their feet fast in the stocks (Ads IS). What was the source and nature of this joy in religion? It was, first of all, a profound confidence in God. A modern poet has said, "It fortifies mv'soul to know, that though I nerish. truth is so." This Is a moclern version of that unshaken faith in God that srslained Hebrew saints. It was the source of personal serenity and joy in relieion. Along with this was the sense of community. It found its strength in (he sense of God's choice and call, and one's part in that chosen community. Its highest expression is in the passionate declaration of that patriotic citizen of Zion. In Isaiah 62: "For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake will I not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thi-r-of as a lamp that burneth." Who coi'ld measure the joy and strength of a modern democracy if Its every citizen had a similar oa.ssmn for the commonweal, and for all the high idealism that democracy professes? for 10 years is to look at the score. So he went to three no bfe'd""' Wh ' Ch WeSt pr ° m P"y dou I will now describe how Goldberg made his contract He won the opening lead of the queen of hearts in dummy with the Icing. He led a club, finessed the nine '"d when it held he led a spade and finessed the queen. Another club finesse was taken and now tliei eight of spades was played west's jack winning the trick. West returned a heart, which Goldberg won with the »ce. A small spade was led and the ten-spot finessed. This gave him Ihiee spades two hearts and four clubs. "When I made my contract doubled," Goldberg said, "I looked at my partner to see if he was smiling. He was glaring »t me and said. 'Hey, you blew a trick on that hand.' That's why i like the guy." By DeWIII MaeKeiule AP r»rtita Affair. Anal,* The easement devised for En- lands economic crisis by the Am^" can - Canadian-British confeTnc.' n Washington also ha» lessen^ the political anxiety of oJhn BulVi first socialist government, as thi» column predicted a week ago might happen. Prior to the conference the economic situation had become *i grave that (t looked as though tS government might be forced to call a general election forth with instead wh« I * ""!!' " CXt ""l-smrn", when It normally would be due. Th« point, of course, was that If the government waited. »nd the crLs, further deteriorated, it might ,„« r n S , C "° n °" tlle ai ' OLln<ls «"»t It faUed to cope with the situation ference B . government to hing"on and",,—, » snap election. This would give the ? a ,7 y .. an opportunlt yto complete fulfilling it, elecllon pledges. Two Important Hems remain to be dealt with—nationalization of the huge steel Industry, and reform of the House of Lords by liinliinv the VY>IO power on measures p?FS"d by c- :- mons. Indications are that the Socialists really are confident of winning the coming election. Naturally the economic situation Is a cause of deep worry, but they can claim lhat they Inherited It when they took over In 1945. As nn offset they can point to a larse measure ot nationalization of Industry, and to the inauguration of a huec welfare nro- pram—wholesale medical treatment, old age pensions and so on—run-' ning to the .staggering sum of more than two and a half billion dollars per JT«I-. Free Enterprise Suffers This personal security program undoubtedly is the ace In the hole for the general election. The small income folk of Britain have become .security n'inded. They prefer a moderate "absolute security" as provided by Ihe government, to gambling on gaining a greater se- curltv hy private initiative. Of course they have to help pay for this security in taxation, but in the lower brackets this isn't so terrible, although fairly stiff: It's the 'jti- vtue initiative" eamblcr who %fm ihrouch the nose for security program. 1 ;. A r]"ii[-e at the figurrs of the. !a. p ,t general election In 1943 pive some indication of the large number of folk who are leaning toward the welfare 'government. Out of a total of more than 25.COO.OOO vote.s. nearly 12.000.000 voled ;he Socialist ticket, the rest being distributed among several parties. Whether England is lo become » permanent Socialist state ni?y At- • pend on the next general election. : 15 Years In Blytheville — From "On the Outside Looking In" by "Duke" S"dbur.v: "A husfcy whose last name Is Walker Is soing to be hard to keep off the Chick Varsity this Fall. Walker Is as rough and tough looking as any man on the sound and packs the •necessary pouucl-°:c to make a Good lineman." Eddie Saliba and Basil Locke are two back.s who are going places this Fall unless Injuries lay them low. Saliba plays a hard gwie. In practice sessions which rec^Kes a lot more reslstcnce than playThg before an audience. Locke packs about as much povcr as can be carried by one his weight." Miss Betty McCutchen and Don- Smith were in Memphis last nightr for a dance at the Casino where Cab Galloway and his orchestra played. The newly born oyster or larva« is .so small It can barely be seen by the naked human eye. There are 500 flowering plants, including the grasses. In Mount Rainier National Farfc, Wash, Musical Instrument Answer to Previous Puzzl* HORIZONTAL 1,8 Depicted muiieal instrument 10 It is double-. 11 Stop. 13 Viper 14 Cancel 16 Consume 17 Tantalum (symbol) 4 Raise SfJirl'j name « Valley 7 Egyptian sun god I Employ » Lower 10 Despisea 11 Slice 12 Put away IS Niton (symbol) ISTalkchildishlylSBeati ', 20 Negative reply I* Devouring 21 Australian 22 P, m ostrich 24Pistrjr 23 Horned ruminant 25V«nd 26 t.and measure 27 Whila 2« Carload (•*>.) 2«Parent JO Medical tumx 31 Direction 33 GIT* M* M Woody plint 37 Rimian river 39 Abraham'* horn* (Bib.) 19 Ctiti 45 Down U ImmcrM 48 Natural fat 4* Augment SOTurni outward 52 Chop* tint 94 Love |od 55 Drain VERTICAL 1 Tropicil plant 2 Short »le«* I To (prat*) 32 Com* 34 Climbing device SJSnow vehicle! 40 Permit! 41 Donkey 11 Mujical itudy 42Street (ab.) 43 Dress edge* 44 Great Lake 47 ThrougK 49 Playing card 51 Artificial language 53 Compass point

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