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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 16, 1949
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PAttB FOCI THI BLYTU£VILLK COURIER NEWS THE COURIER MEWS CO. • H W. MAIXC8, Puhllthw JAIIB U VTRHOXTF Editor PAUL D. HUUAN, Adwtiaing Muu«*r •el* NaUonAl Admtiiln* R«pr««ent»tr?««: WaOlAM Witom Oo, Ntw York. Chicago, D*tn«, Atlanta. Uemphl*. Cnt*r*tf aa aecood claaa matter at th* po*t- otfic* at Mytbevill*, Arkansas, under act at COD~ --"-? », 1*17. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •y curler la th* city ol BlytbtrlU* or auj •uburban town wher* carriai xrvtc* fc maintained, 20e per week, or *S« per montb Bjr null, within a radluj oi 60 miles $4.00 p*> year, VIM lor six month*, (1.00 (or thre» month*; by mail outiide M mil* Km* 110JO per 701 pajabl* la adranc*. Meditations And Itt ui not he wearj In well doing; for in due aeaaoa we ahall rear, " *'• («'«' not.—Gala• tUM «:». * • » Who sowelh good seed shall surely reap; The year grows rich is it groweth old, And life's latest sands are its sands of gold{ —Julia C. B. Dorr. Barbs How come the efficiency experts have never done anything about the great Arctic wastes? • • • - Loftinf mother* In b*bj b^uty contecU *» thin the h*bl«. No man can be called lucky until alter the last rmc«. * * * A naturalist says a man can hold a crocn- .dll**s mouth shut with one hand. K sounds P«SJ —but it mlghf be m. snap for the crocodile, loo. + * + A wife sued her husband for separate maintenance on their 50th wedding anniversary. Uke- ly struck her aa 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-snuare-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 has been done thus far 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 dif ferent 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 plea we are hearing. They are not strong enough to recover from this blow through their own efforts. If we do. not help them, most likely no one will. If any American citizen wants to aid the return to normal living in devastated centra! Ecuador, hi s contribution will be gratefully accepted by the Pan American Union in Washington He should make it payable to the Ecuador Belief Fund. W« have no doubt that Americans will come through. They always have when the trouble was real. The Unforgotten Man There are many ways « vice president may escape the oblivion generally associated with his office. Henry Wai- lac* took trip* and made an «nd]«M round of speeches. President Truman acquired a certain fame a« a piano player while occupying the runner-up spot. Vice Prei- ident Bark ley is taking another tack: romance. No one »eem» to be sure whether this romance is real or imaginary. But it is certainly keeping Barkley out of the ranks of forgotten men. It appears to have supplied him and his friends with enough gag material for the full four-year term, whether or not it has any basis in fact. Barkley loves lo tell a good itory. la this his biggest one yet? (ARK.) OQtrniMt NEWS VIEWS OF OTHERS Vaughan Should Bow Out As opinions on the Harry Vaughan case, Hie comments of President Truman and Senator McCarthy liave one thins In common, which Is ob- Kiirlty. Neither is primarily concerned with the disclosures about the White House military aide. Mr. Truman's flat statement that/ he would keep General Vaughan shows a characteristic personal loyalty which nas caused trouble for the President In the past. He defended Ed Pauiey and George Allen long alter tliey were a liability to his party and his program. Vaugnan should be even, more discomfiting, because his use of official Influence to do favore, petty 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 beeps Vaughan," this Republican say*, "it means that he not only indorses the New Deal and pair Deal but also the Vaughan deals." Only the most partisan, mind would see any connection between these "deals." Willie McCarthy repeats his.promise that he Is "just getting started." his Intimations ot "unlimited graft" lie without proof. His committee h»s turned to other matters. If Hie Senator were really Interested In studying the Influence business, he might investigate the Washington lawyers for whom blowing the right people is big business. There is what Marquis Cliilds oils "pay dirt." The Yauehan case does not justify Senator McCarthy's allegations, but (he President can hardly find comfort In that. Mr. ruman can expect others to use Vaughan to try to embarrass him, to deprive his Administration of public confidence and to block tlic legislation that he wants from Congress. Gen. Vaughan ought to bow out of the White House. ( —ST. LOUIS PO6T-DI8PATCH 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 lor strict accounting ol all use of military aircraft by military personnel and civilian officials from the President down. his was in eff?ct._a "You too" answer, not > real justification 'pORe request for transportation. But again the 'public will approve. For It suspects that it Ls paying for a considerable amount ol flying that Isn't as olflcial as it ought to be. It usually makes a difference whose o* Is gored, but the ordinary fare-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 air- eraft Is thoroughly justified. The time saved may far exceed the cost. Sometimes machines and crews are standing by and really need exercising. But sometimes the family car is used Just becaus it's handy. N'o one can deny that savings can be achieved by tightening up on the use of military • ir transport. There should be n closer accounting. And If a trip is necessary, perhaps the defense department should be recompensed tile same as a commercial carrier. That's a heretical proposal, we know, but it might help determine what Is necessary. —CHRISTIAN 3CIENCE MONITOR 1 SO THEY SAY Anybody who tries to sell goods lo the United States finds that the tariff duty he has got to pay is almost the smallest of the obstacles that he has to overcome.—Goetfrey Crowlher, editor ol the Economist of London. » * * Unless we can find the right answer to 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. * • « 1 feel that our mollon picturej have done a great deal, are as worthwhile u the Marshall Plan in bringing democracy to the world.—Spyrot P. Skouras, president of 20th CeiHury-Kox. * * * When the presidential fact-finding board renders its report and recommendations after Labor Bay. it will be up to both sides to show us that collective bargaining plus public Interest on a give- and-take basis is still a stirring and strong symbol of American democracy at work.—Assistant Secretary of Labor John \V. Gibson, on steel Industry's wage dispute. * . * « He (President Truman) Is not only placing his stamp of approval of what (MaJ.-Gen. Harry) Vaughan did in the past, but he Is pretty much okaying his activities in the future.—Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy IR>, Wisconsin, »% Investigator. * • • We hive made more progresa than socialism. —David Dubinsky, head of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Onion, on American democracy. 'Atta Boy, Joe, That's How I Got My Start" -^fe^.. Washington News Notebook Washington Conferences GiVe . Socialists New Hope in Britain Medical Association Prepares Attack On Compulsory Health Proposal for US By Prlfr Ed ion NEA Waihlnitton Corrrspondcnt WASHINOTON — (NEA) ^ Americnn 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 olfer as a substitute. Dr. L. E. Henderson, AMA prc.v- US. publt—will die en masse while I the doctors are arguing about what: should bf done. But it is to won''/- why the liocs haven't grabbed their satchels tnd climbed into their bvg- Bies a little faster, in order to visit the national bedside and make their diagnosis. H is no great self-compliment for the U.S. medical profession to argue, this late in the case that the facts about 1J.S. . . . , .- e a e acts about dent-elect says that within the J health needs are unknown or next yea out a ser • - • '".-j ..^nin, lux-us rtle unknown or gross fear the association will pitl ly- exaggerated. There are healtl series of reports on American! statistics by the mile. During th health problems. They will cover the costs and quality of present services. Present voluntary health war. every doctor was indexed. AMA says 61.00(1 Americans now have voluntary health insurance TT ., „ ,. : " . . J '"-""" "<"i. .inmiiiiiy neajin insurance U.S. medical, clinical and, hospital; cnvcrngc of some kind, out of a insurance plans will be analyzed., total population of 150.000000 This I he need for more medical cduca-;represent a ji'inp of 8000000 In- tion and better distribution of doc-jsurcd since Jan. 1. There seems to tors will be crmslricrcd. i be a hope that this rate of coverage This AMA health plan, when It wi " increase, eventually making finally evolves, will apparently bel n!ltiona ' health insurance unncces- an answer or a companion piece to|sary. Federal Security Administrator Os- About half of those covered have car Ewing's national health confer- Insurance against surgical and hos- '™ *,!,,•. ypar ' s rci)ort ""I l' itnl blll s'°nly. The otner half hay* Nations Health—a Ten-Year insurance against non-hospitalizing Plan." The Ewine report recommended more medical research and sickness, and general doctors' bills There nre over 100 Insurance poll- ,,„ .. .......... .*..,,..,,i.,. ,,,, u ..n.,^ i,j, ; uvel J(Jl , insurance noli- lucatlon more hospitals and mortifies offcred-all of them different doctors, ^insurance against medical j Few of the insured have complete man ! - • - Th * cstinutc ls man proposes and the British gov ernmcnt already has. Statistics Arc Available There is of course no danger that — meaning the whole' California experience, where there are better health insurance data than In nnv other sla':. Action In California ifornia's sunshine and healthy climate, but to the fact lhat in 1945 and 1948 Oov. Earl Warren—a Republican, you'll remember — introduced legislation for state-wide compulsory health insurance. This so alarmed the California Medical Association that It spent J600.000 promoting voluntary health insurance policy sales. They got 6,000.000 people insured out or a total population of 10,000,000. Taking • California statistics at face value, what about the 40 per cent of the people uncovered? Those who can afford to pay doctor bills can of course afford to pay insurance premiums. But what about the people who can't afford either? Clem Whitakcr. director of (he AMA educational campaign sav.s medical care of the indigent isn't the doctors' problem. That is said to be the problem nf the local community. The man may be sick only because, he also reeds food clothing or housing. None of the AMA spokesmen wil take a position on whether there should be federal aid for housing or feeding the undcrnourishe". Flicy do believe that there should be federal aid for hospital construction, federal aid for medical education, federal aid for rescarc'. But they are against bills provid" ing medical care for alt schoo' children. That would be socialized medicine, they are against laws for national health insurance Tha would be socialized medicine In summary, federal subsidies for ..' I 0 ^ 0r f sc ™ 1 _ to ,°e."» right By Ersklne Johnson Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— It happened at Ihe big homecomine celebration for Dinah Shore In Nashville, Tcnn. She stepped off the plane into a cheering crowd of 5000 people. IIIIR IIU*U U| OUtlO PCOP A tecn,ager pushed her way my life." A waitress in a Naslivitle drugstore summed it up pretty welt. The drugstore was jammed solid with people screaming for soft drinks after standing on the sidewalk for several hours to catch a There an awkward Dln!lh w|shcd snc ,„,,„., • nd then Dinah said: | born when she had a reunion with Aieut you glad to see me?" i her mother's best friend Mrs D The teen-ager shifted a wad oI;W. Kramh. A photographer and a glim. said. Not esepcially," and; reporter for a national magazine disappeared into the howling crown . were present for their first mec Dinah was telling me about It I ing in 15 years. behind an order of marinated her- Dinah previously had told the ' • ring at the Brown Derby. "I told George about It. loo." reporter she was born in Winchester on March 1. 1527. th't ^h' " Bl " ' ditln ' lC " h '"' Mrs ' Krauth'Krcotcd" Dinah with low him The wafsS and" ~&j and Cn'tid" °' * "" IS ^ """ on a cane." .. n , nrv , r fnrir| , h( , dAv m Dinah is back In Hollywood nah wa, born—on March I. '|5!1 •• wearing the braid of a Tennessee | Dinah could have fallen richt colonel and the black and blue " •- ••- -• s marks of the triumphant homecoming celebration that turned two towns—Nashville and —upside down. Winchester through the floor. Runniesl Nos*" In Town Everyone else she met seemed to ; have, when introduced to her, the - ! stock line: She was horn In Winchester : "Dinah Shore? Of Course I re- Si,^K. e , '^r.1lT- "E ',",< :"!™ lb " Dinah. I used to wipe her first lime In Nashville. B o I li ti»wn» claim her aj their very lit tip nose. , "T," Dinah .said, "npparcntli- hart Dinah was wearing the colony's i M^on-DKon C» S ° U " 1 "' ^ braids and the black and blue! She took her sister Bessie along S« n««- ' C s » me . 1l »PPJ r l milc - as her secretary to see lhat none She now outranks her husband, of ner friends „ relatives were Tli. TV," w * rllme sergeant. i slighted. Bessie stuck close to the hJih r f n '\ e- f e « B° vc '-"<>r in their hotel suite and put her the braid. The howling, shov-1 the relatives and old friends rU>h Ing crowds gave her Ihe black and ; throuRh to Dinah blue marks over a Ihree-day round ! one male caller said' of personal appearances. "This is Uncle Art from Colum- Thrill of A Lifetime bia." . s . h '**y h . ov «<l »«1 Pushed and! "Sony." jalrl Bessie, "but we •J»*««<t «"1 »rt ni ired. | have no Uncle Art f,t, m Colum' And, she said. "I loved every! ]>ia.- ?nr , mi|ie ^ .. Unri( , Afr> of It. u *a* Ui. thrill of | See HOLLYWOOD DO Pa«t I McKENNEY ON By William E. McKenney America's Card Aulhoritr Written ,„ NEA Service Weird Bid Results in A Crazier Contract I heard a discussion tho night between Herman of New York City and his oa Goldberg said, "My partner ha greatest memory In the world. The * AQ 106 » K84 + 8643 Rubber— Part score, 80 N-S South 1 » Pass 3N.T- West North rait Pan 24 2V Pass 2 N. ^ &,„ Double P«s p«! 14 mistakes he made 20 years ai to he still make today. Do I discuss hands with him? Never! He will not listen or try to understand because with lhat great memory of his. he would bid or play a hand the way he did five years aeo. But I like the fellow so I play bridge with him." Now I am going to let Goldberg describe today's hand, which h< played with his friend. "Don't ask me why he bid a club instead ol a spade. We were 60 on the score so I simply bid two clubs. East's bid or two hearts was a defensive bid. I thought I would bid two no. trump. If my partner did nol like it he could bid three clubs but lo and behold. I forjrot thai lone of thn thing* h* hu not tool Sunday School Lesson Bf VVUlUm E. Oilr»y, D.D. Dangers coniUntly beset the pea- pie of Israel, at Umei aurrounded oy hostile trlbei, and later Imperil- led u their little land lay between the great empires of the ancient world, striving for conquest and mastery—Egypt on the aouth, and always t me great power on the north, east, and west, Assyria, Babylonia, Syria, Persia Greece, or Rome, whichever It might be. That the dinners of this situation were real was evidenced in the successive and terrible tragedies that befell the people. Not only did they sutler invasion, destruction, and exile, but other sufferings and persecutions were Incredible. When Grecian conquerors sought to Hel- lenize and corrupt the worship of the Temple, «X> 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 (he ages in that little, land, there should have been survival, until now. In the 20th century, the Jews are again seeking restoration in their homeland, is the mlracte of the ages. But even greater is the miracle that out of that little land of sorrow and tragedy should have come the richness and sweetness of a religion, with Its' uppermost note of triumph and joy. The late Dr. George A. G«1on, 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 tint of Isaiah, that fairly sing in their praises of righteousness and peace, bill the Psalms were the great out- poi'ring of prophecy in song. Hrre in the Psalms is the personal joy in religion, the joy manifest In the Christians of Jewish heritage, Paul and Silas, sinking in the darkness of an inner prison" with their feet fast in the stocks (Acts 161. 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 lo knoiv. that though I perish, truth is so." This Is a modern version of that unshaken faith in God that sustained Hebrew saints. It was the source of personal serenity and joy in rellzion. Along with this was the sense of community. It found its strength in the sense of God's choice and call, and one's part in that chosen community. Its highest expression is m the passionate declaration nf lhat 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 thereof as x lamp that burneth" Who covld measure the Joy and strength of a modern democracy if its every citizen had a similar na.ssion for the commonweal and for all the high idealism that democracy professes? _.. DeWKt MmeKrnile AP r*rel«B Affairs Anal 7l ( The easement devised for En. lands economic crUbj by the Ante?" !™ 11 ' Canadian-BrilL* conference' n Washington also has lessens the political anxiety of oJhn BulVa socialist government, as thii column predicted a week ago mim happen. . Prior to the conference the economic situation had become 2 grave that It looked as though th. ^eminent might be forced to caS w f hJn al |l'" R U "M' np!tt mld - 5 urnmer *hm It normally would be due. Thi Point, of course, was that If the government waited, and the crL|« further deteriorated. It n,H,t in* the election on the grounds" that it failed to cope with the situation feren* ." "P° r 's that the con- government to hang on anrTaJfe'I snap election. This would glveThe ? a i r ,m, an ,°PP or ' n "lt yto complete fulfilling Us election pledges. Two Important Items remain to be dealt wlth-natjonalization of the huge steel Industry, and reform of the House of Lords by HmlMn» the vplo power on measures persed by f- :- mons. Indications are that the Socialists really are confident of winnin» the coming election. Naturally the economic situation is a cause of deep worry, but they can claim that they Inherited it when they took over In 1945. As an offset they can point to a larse measure of nationalization of industry, and to the inauguration of a huec welfnre program—wholesale medical treatment, old age pensions and so on—rnnJ ninE to the staggering sum of more than two and a half billion dollars per ye"r. Free Enterprise Suffers This personal security program undoubtedly is the ace In Ihe Me for the general election. The small income folk of Britain have become security winder). They prefer a. moderate "absolute security" as provided by the government, to gambling on gaining a ereater security bv private initiative. Of course (hey have to help pay for thus security in luxation, but In the lower brackets tliis Isn't so terrible, although fairly sliff: It's the 'fta- vate initiative" eamblcr who •nit* throueh the nose for security programs. A irl-nce at the figures of the last general election In 1945 clve some indication of the large number of folk who are leaning toward the welfare 'covernment. Out of a iotal of more than 25.roo.000 votes, nearly 12.000.000 voted ;he Socialist ticket, the rest being distributed among several parties. Whether England is to become a permanent Socialist state may depend on the next general election. for 10 years Is to look at the score. So he went to three no trump, which West promptly doubled. I will now describe how Goldberg made his contract. He won the opening lead of the queen of hearts in dummy with the king He led a club, finessed the nine, •nd when it. held he led a spade and finessed the queen. Another club finesse was taken and now thei eight of spades was played, West's Jack winning the trick. West returned a heart, which Goldber" won with the ace. A small spade was led and the ten-spot finessed This gave him three spades, two hearts and four clubs. "When I made my contract doubted." Goldberg said. "I looked at my partner to see if he was smiling. He was glaring at me and said. 'Hey, you blew a trick on that hand.' That's why i like the guy." 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Prom "On the Outside Looking In" by "Duke" Si'dbnry: "A husky whose last name is Walker Is going to be hard to keep off the Chick Varsity this Fall. Walker is as rough and tough looking as any man on the scniad and packs the 'necessary ponnd-<!c to make a eoort lineman." Eddie Saliba and Basil Locke are two backs who are going nlaces this Fall unless injuries lay them low. Saliba plays a hard i in practice sessions which reo. a lot more resistence than pta „ before an audience. Locke packs about as much pover as can be carried by one his weight." Miss Betty McCutchen and Don: Smith were in Memphis last night- for a dance at the Casino where Cab Galloway and his orchestra played. The newly bom oyster or larvatT is so small it can barely be seen by the naked human eye. There are 500 flowering plants, including the grasses, In Mount Haulier National park, Wash. Musical Instrument I ESS£ P **%£& HORIZONTAL 4 fUuw 1,1 Depicted S Girl'a narm , musical instrument 10 It is double- -11 Stop. 13 Viper 14 Cancel 16 Consume 17 Tantalum (symbol) • Valley 7 Egyptian sun «od I Employ S Lower 10 Despise* U Slice 12 Put away 11 Niton (symbol) mo \»jmi ISTalkchildishlylSBcaU ., 20 Negative reply '* Devouring 21 Australian « P*M ostrich 24 Pattry 23 Homed ruminant 25 Vend 26 Land measure 27 While 28 Carload <•*.) 2» Parent 30 Medical «umx HI Direction 33Gr**M* 3* Woody plant 37 Russian river 3V Abraham'! home (Bib.) 39 Cuts 45 Down 4(lmmtrM 4« Nitural fat 4t Augment 50 Turn» outward 52 Chop* ftne M Love god 55 Drain VERTICAL 1 Tropical plant 2 Short ileep I To <»n«x) 32 Com* 43Drew«d««« 34 Climbing 44 Great Lak« device 47Throufh 35 Snow vehicle* 49 Playing card 40Permita 51 Artificial 41 Donkey language I;,.', "onuey language 11 Muiical study 42 Street (»b.) S3 Compass poinl

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