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PAGE SIX BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher . BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D- HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- ettict at BlythevUle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- jrcsi, October ». 1»H. ilember of The Associated Press ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the city ol BlythevUle or anj suburban town where carrier service Is main- tainedj 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within • radius of 50 miles 14.00 pel year, $2.00 for sbc months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 60 mile zone, J10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations Bui they thai will be rich fall into lempti- ilon and a snare, and Into many foolish and Jiurlful lusts, which drown men In destruction mnd perdition.—J Timothy 6:9. * * * . Riches should be admitted into our houses, but not into our hearts; we may take them Into our possession, but not into our affections. —charron. ' Barbs An optimist is any man who thinks his new car upkeep won't exceed his original estimate. * * * The number of golfers who never lie about their score could play two-hamled pinochle. * * * _ Spring makes lots of folks just ache to plant a garden. Little do they know they'll be planting to ache. * * * "Women hikers in the east are wearing sailors' pants"—news item. We wonder what the sailors are wearlnf. * » • The only thing in favor of a husband's snoring le that It leti his wife know he's in. that any new seating formula must properly reflect the new distribution of population strength in the country. Any effort to preserve the status quo and deny growing regions their deservedly greater place in the congressional sun ought to be thoroughly squelched. Budenz May Shed Light Senator McCarthy of Wiscorffein declared some lime ago that ho would stand or fall on his case against Owen Lattimore, whom he has described variously as a Communist, a Russian agent, and the chief architect of American foreign policy in the Far East. Unless McCarthy has some additional evidence up his sleeve, it seems evident now that the case against Lattimore will come to n climax with the testimony of Louis BudeiiH, one-time Communist editor. McCarthy told the subcommittee this witness would swear that Lattimore either is, or was, a member of the Communist parly and is a Soviet agent. If the former Red testifies as McCarthy has said he would, then the charges against LaLlimore will take on substance. But if Budenz merely says he heard someone else declare Lattimore had such affiliations, the case of that moment will stand unproved. Growing States Deserve Fair Share of Seats'in Congress Since the first census in 1790, the 10-year hose counting has become such a broad statistical survey that its basic purpoas gets obscured. That aim, of course, is to furnish data on which to baa« changes in congressional representation for the 48 states. As states grow, hold even or lose population, the U. S. House of Eepresen- '• tative* is supposed to reflect their shift in relative position. Each state's mem- ' bership should be in proportion to its population strength. After recent decennial censuses, the , required changes haven't been made without cries of pain. For the total House membership has been kept at 435, assuring that gains by some states will mean losses in others. No congressman likes to see his district wiped off the map or his state reduced in congressional power. In the past, many in the House have often resisted the necessary re-apportioning of seats. But eventually the lawmakers authorized the changes and brought the lineup up to date. The present arrangement is a little different. The carrying out of the new apportionment is not wholly dependent j on House action. If the House fails to endorse it, then automatic procedure comes into play and all states are formerly notified of the changes they must make. The official figures this time won't affect 1950 election lineups. But they are expected to be translated into a new distribution by 1952, the next presidential year. It will be a great surprise if the. usual resistance does not show itself. Because of the substantial growth in national population, there may be more than usual effort toward increasing total House membership so the less fortunate states won't lose ther existing ,> number of seats. - : The prospective gains of California are enough to stir a fight. In the last decade it has added more than 3,000,000 .;' people and now boasts some 10,000,000. V 11 has surpassed Pennsylvania to become the nation's second most populous state. All this could mean 10 more House seats in 1952. For example, California ;' now has 23 against 33 for Pennsylvania. If California is to make such a leap, its gains can only come out of the hide of. New York, Pennsylvania and other states •'v which have either grown less rapidly, > stood still, or actually lost population. '••: The entrenched delegations of the '.': powerful eastern stales might form the core of the expected resistance, and per; haps lead a battle for higher total House > membership. -' Whether rising national population • justifies the latter course is something U argus. But Uier« can be no doubt Views of Others All in the Same Boat, Let's Pull Together "Before any Republican rejoices at the possible shipwreck of the foreign policy of the Democratic Administration, he should remember that we are all in the same boat." Tiicse words would do credit to the good sense and patriotism of anyone. They are especially significant as coming from Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of New York and two times the Republican nominee lor President of the United States. Governor Dewey, speaking before the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs at Princeton university, was discussing the gravt problems with which the cold war confronts America and' all the free peoples of the world. The most urgent need of our country's foreign policy, he maintained, IB "tha Immediate and sincere restoration of a genuine bipartisan basis." Differ as we will on domestic Issues, we must face foreign perils unitedly. As Governor Dewey put ib, "Politics must stop at the water's edge, and if it does not do so soon, 1 doubt II we shall long own the water's edge." Certainly, we shall not long hold the co-operation of the countries that share our dangers and support our cause, If we fall to co-operate among ourselves. In such an emergency there It no merit In wrangling over whom to censure for the partisanship and confusion that have crept Into our foreign policy during the last year or so. (The Democratic Administration Is not blameless. The Republican side of the' Senate and the House has Its incurable Isolationists and its McCarthys.) What Is needed, and needed urgently, Is a foreign policy that bears no parly's label but Is single- miiidcdly ad whole-heartedly American. President Truman has recently given token of his will to co-operate to this end by appointing John Foster Dulles and John Sherman Cooper, both former Republican senators, to high posts in the State Department. And Mr. Dulles voiced the best thought of his own party when he declared, In accepting the appoitmenl: "It Is time' to rally from a frustrating confusion that has its roots In mistakes at the past rather than In circumstances of the present. It Is a time when all who love fredom here and elsewhere must find unity." We are indeed all in the same boat^Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives—and the cargo \ve carry is nothing less than the hope of a free America and a free world. —ATLANTA JOURNAL So They Say I'm not going to back down on anything I've said....I've closed the range to the point where I'm hitting them with every salvo, every burst. —Capt. John G. Crommclin, after disciplinary action lor his criticism of unification policies. + + * You pay taxes only on what you earn, your profits. I'm delighted to say that Republicans are not the only ones who .pay Uxcs,—Rep. Monroe M. Redden (D) of North Carolina. » • * I want to travel. I've never been anywhere except from'on witness chair to another.—David E. Lilienthal, resigned chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. * * * I see no evidence that the Soviet leaders will change their conduct until the progress of the free world convinces them that they cannot profit from a continuation of these tensions.—Secretary of State Dean Acheson. * * * It Is Improper for a democratic society to disarm while a totalitarian nation remains armed. Sen. Paul Douglas (D.) of Illinois. * * * The Income tax in the hands of reckless and Irresponsible bureaucracy Is the most deadly dan- pcr to the American system of government, and the liberty which it is designed to safeguard. Rep. Frederic R. Coudert, Jr. <R), of New York. » * » Britain and France must stand tocelher, primarily united, in Europe. United, they will be strong enough to extend tiieir hands to Germany. —Wiruton OhurohUL The First Few Days Are Always Tough Lie Faces Big Task In Trip to Moscow Peter Edson's Washington Column — Here's a Government Agency That Saves Taxpayers' Money WASHINGTON — (NEA1— General Services Administrator Jess Larson has been having a sweet time with the railroads lately, trying to save the government some dimes and quarters. Yes — dimes and quarters. It just goes to show that not all government , affairs are conducted in terms of millions nd billions, and red tape in- olved In this le- al dickering lould really slay you. Not all the railroads are Involved. The case began with half a dozen ( the eastern roads--Pcnnsy N Y ' Lchigh Valley, C.&.O., N.&.W Reading. They filed a petition with nterstate Commerce Commission, sking for authority to put a service harge of from 10 to 25 cents on ertccming unused passenger tickets. Such a charge would make a cer- ain amount of sense.,\*ihen a pns- iRcr makes a reservation or buys ticket, the railroad is supposed o set up space for him. If the pas- enger doesn't show up, the reserved oach seat, chair or Pullman berth ocs empty, unless a cash fare cus- omer gets aboard en route. EDSON Of course the original ticket purchaser may have good reason for not using the space. He Is entitled to get his money back, however, even if he Just misses the train and rides later. Nobody has any thought of not redeeming such tickets. But the job of refunding the ticket price involves a certain amount of bookkeeping, postage and bank charges. For thus extra clerical work, the railroads want pay. H is no small item. New York Central snys lliat for 1949 it refunded on 435,891 tickets. The amount of money refunded amounted to $7,361,156. or about six per cent ot its total passenger business. When the government took a look at this situation, however, things began to get complicated. The government is the biggest railroad customer. The government is also .the biogest refund demander. Some official is always being sent to St. Louis or wherever, then told after he gets there to return by way of San Angclo or Sun Francisco. In every case, the original return ticket has to be cashed in. GSA Administrator Larson took .. look at this ICC application and decided it would hit the government hard. Mr. Larson is a kind of housekeeper for Uncle Sam, and part of his job now Is to save money. •Armed Farces Arc Hisgcst liuyeps Since the military services buy more transportation than any othe government agency, Housekeepe Larson assigned to Department • Defense tbe job of fighting the rni! roads' petition before the ICC. Th department accepted the assign ment and began to prepare its casi When the railroads heard aboi this, some of their lawyers went I Department of Defense and offere to waive the refunding scrvic charge on all tickets turned in fo military personnel. Department Defense grabbed at the offer. Tt As a The DOCTOR SAYS By Eilu-Jll P. Jordan, M. D. Written lor NEA Service Dropsy Is a condition in which fluids which should have been eliminated accumulate in the body and cause swelling. The medical term for dropsy Is edema. Dropsy while not Itself a disease Is usually a sign of some serious underlying condition. One of the most common causes f dropsy is failure of the heart to ump as well as it should. The lormally-acting heart pumps the lood through the blood vessels at fairly even rate. The blood which ows through the kidneys Is treat- d by these organs so that fluids vhlch should not be kept in the »dy are eliminated. If, however, B e 'h«r. he heart i-s not working well, the ilood viill pass too slowly through he kidneys and too much fluid, is :ept In the body. Tiiis causes swelling. The most •ommoi) place for this swelling to appear i-s in the feet and ankles because these are held down good deal of the time and the 'orce of gravity aids In the deposit of fluids in these regions. One of the treatments for dropsy of the feet caused by heart disease bed rest so that gravity will not work to aid the deposit of fluid there. Of course, the heart Itself must also be treated. Rest is good for this organ also since the heart does not have to work so hard when the rest o( the body is not exerting. Many forms of heart disease can bring about this type of weakness and it is not peculiar to any one Uo*. There are other conditions which may lead to dropsy. One of the most important is damage to the kidneys themselves. If they fall to remove the fluid and other undesirable material from the blood, dropsy may result. In fact, one of the most -severe forms of dropsy is that which comes In Brighfs disease, or nephritis, which Is an inflammation of the kidneys. Appears In Lungs Sometimes dropsy occurs not In the legs only but elsewhere in the body including the abdominal cavity or the lungs. Under such clr cumstances of the fluid cannot be removed by direct action on the heart or the kidneys, It may be necessary to remove some of the excess fluid^ by inserting a needle and drawing off the fluid through a syringe. Tins Is i temporary measure.. The accumulation of undesired fluid in the body from these .two By DeWitt MacKtnzle AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Secretary General Tygve Lie of the United Nations Is considering the idea of visiting Marshal Stalin In Moscow In an effort to get Russia and her satellites to resume normal relations with the now hamstrung peace organization. This is a part of the secretary generals save-the-U. N. campattu, and so may be viewed in a diffc*y/t light than previous proposals for peace-appeals to Moscow. Most of the former suggestion involved officials of various western governments, and Immediately evoked cries of "appeasement." However, Mr. Trygve Lie Is In a unique position. As secretary general of the U. N. he is a servant of all nations. He Is in effect a "citizen of the world" whose job is to act as moderator in the effort of welding all countries to- Fut Soviet on Spot matter of fact. If the sec- principal causes, or from some of then went to Administrator Larson the less common ones, is a serious and begged to be let off on the assignment of fighting' the railroad's petition before ICC. GSA lawyers said okay, but they then let the railroads know that the government was going to pursue the case. Veterans' Administration, it was pointed out. was a big user of railroad transportation. VA buys about 4.50D.OOO railroad tickets a year. Some are for officials but many are for veterans ordered to hospitals for further treatment. If the vet isn't discharged by the time his round trip ticket expires, the unused portion of the ticket has to be redeemed. VA estimates a charge of even a dime or two bits would cost it SCOOO or S7000 a year. "Okay," said the railroad lawyers in effect, "we'll exempt the Veterans' Administration alont; with See EDSON on Page 12 ,. ten. Recovery- often takes place. However, the body is ordinarily so well with run the that heart minor difficulties or kidneys are taken care of and the appearance of dropsy must usually be conslderd as a sign of something seriousls wrong. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jonnson NEA Staff Correspondent cague if she ever decided to open u er mouth. As Edith Vigimud. Ann knocked Paris off its pate de fois gras In stage roles and even had a star nailed to her dressing room door in a South American tour with the Comedic Franchise. "I have bceg trouble in Buenos Aires \veeth a man who .sends me flowers all the time." she confessed. "My dre.ssing room was reeled weeth beeg trees of orchceds. He tell me he is lovaire of last year's star and he ask me do I want diamond rceng. lucent coat, carpets, why carpets. I ncvalr find out. I tell heem please go and he press 100 pesos in my hand. Next day l buy flowers \vceih thees money and send him as goodbye forever gceft." Keen Around HOLLYWOD -<NEA>- I wan-1 could say so much with her cassis o'oLeeVurs ™ng?Sh ! "'^ &<- "" '" tho **^ M package, Ann Vernon—"prounounce : t Ver-noh"—and clanged i* I didn't url the old chestnut about French Sirls and American niun at her hc- ore the wrappings were complete- y off. Oeorgcous Ann, wno looks like Loretta Young with ooh-la-la, fixed i pair of eyes with lots of white ipacc in them on me and confessed she is "vcr' worreed" about the local variety of swoon boy. No gushing about their simple lovability, mind you, and no feminine delight in their ability to pucker up for a low whistle when in international dish posses them. Ann, who thought she knew all about men. is plain puzzled. She told me: "Een Hollywood, a becg st.ir lake me driving". He Iry to Kress me. poosh heem away and IIP say to me, 'Arc you MAD?' I don'l mind he try, eel ccs the job of ^ man to try to make love, hul tell me-, is he offemJed when you ilon'l want lo kccs hccm? l deedn't slap hecs face. I only say no. Thees Hollywood men. they are spoiled by women, spoiled. Frenchmen never try first time out lo make love. Frenchman talk and talk and talk first time." Ann's the kind of French pastry who means it when she says, "Mais, non." She even sairt it to Orson Welles in Paris, when he asked her to play Desdcmonda in his "Othello" film production. "I was fasceenated by sthcc man," Ann sighed, Determined The French film beauty fs ready to accentuate the negative right here if her UI bosses ask lier to follow up her assignment in "The Magnificent Heel" with a can-can and the usual skirt-flapping that falls to acrte&rcj; from Laftiyette- land. "1 shall refuse cM," she said. "I Ihccnk the human body vcr" ccn- lerc.slinp, of course, but If the part is only lo show the booTtoom, then, I do not thecnk (hat would be vcr' Ann queened it on sound stages in London for J. Arthur Rank and in Rome, too, but comfortably away from lava- paved islands, Her l.itcsl French film, "1,'Af fairc"— They change the title from make eel opens 'So End's Hie Ni.^ht* to more sexy," Ann adils— opens In Xew York next munlli. It's her iirst under her new screen name. "Thees is delicate storv about, a See HOLLYWOOD on'rage U for oh-dieuce." hit the film plitler road Ann when a movie producer spotted her modeling French fashions and the hint thit ft girl who • her mod< |dropp*d • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OMvalil .lacnliy Written for NEA Service Overbidding Often Better than Passing It is ,1 Boort policy lo risk a penalty for n -sound reason. For example when the opponents hold better cards, you will probably lose poinls whptlifr you bid or pass. In .such a case you may loss less hy overbidding that by passing tamely. East had the ripht idea when he bid four spades. He didn't expect hts partner to make that contract, but he (elt sere that South could make four hf.irts nnd he was willing lo p.iy a small penalty rather than to Rive up the rubber. Easfa bid worked out better than had. hoped. South decided that he could arbitrarily make five :>ejirts and bid it. Actually, if he had played the hand right, he AKQ 109 65 #5 + K87 *A4 V J862 »K872 * A64 N W E Dealer 19 A J873 *S »QJ109 4 *J93 VAK1094 Sonlh » AB3 + Q1052 N-S vul. West North East 1» I A 3V 3* 4 V Pass Pas. 1 ; 4 A 5V Pass Pass Pass 75 Years Ago Today A son was born to Mr. and Mrs Arden B. Crowder yesterday after noon at BlythevUle hospital. The baby has been named Arden B Crowder. Jr. Mrs. Herman Spicer who wil leave the last of the week (•> uiaki her home In Birmingham, A!a., wa guest of honor at a surprise hand kerchief shower yesterday afternoon given by women of the Church Christ in her home at Luxora. Miss Adele Langston who attend business college In Bowlin? Grwn Ky., will arrive tonight to spen the Easter holidays with her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Lingston. Mmes. J. G. Barnes. H. L. Rcy nolds, J. W. Bader and Miss Coi Lee Coleman motored to Texarkan today to attend the state conven tion of the Business and Profes sional Women's clubs. ace of clubs, and gives West a clu trick. Now West is forced to lea a spade, and declarer gets rid of h losing diamond. retary general does carry his plea to Moscow, It will tend to put the Soviet Union on a spot where It may have to declare Itself either for or against peace. Previous approaches by western statesmen hav« failed because of the very fact that they were western staesmen and therefore could be viewed by the Kremlin as having axes to grind. : The secretary general Is sailing for Europe next Saturday on what will be the most Important mis- '•• sion he has undertaken since he became head of the U.N. four years ago. He expects to confer with British Secretary of State Bevin in ' London and with French Foreign Minister Schuman in Paris, and then may head for Moscow. Have B«n Clashes There have or course been, fcn- imerable issues over which Ej|tua. id the western powers have ^jjlti- d in the U.N. one of the hottest evolves about the continued mem- ership of Nationalist China. The ovtet representatives and their atellttes have been demanding that Nationalists be thrown cut and iat the Chinese communist gov- rnment be given the membership n view of its military victory over he Nationalists. The fight has got so bitter that :ussia now Is boycotting 20 U.N. rganlzations. Lie himself has been ampalgning for the seating of tha Ihlnese Communists, contending liat this is the "common sense** . well as the legalistic approach. Mr. Lie maintains that the U.N. embership should go to the gov- rnment that controls the majority f the people and the land mass, le wants the Red Chinese seated ight away in order to bflng the Russians back. Dulles Supports Idea , In this connection it's interest- ng to note (hat the Republican adviser John rosier Dulles jjfcjlso naintains In a new book thaWthe Red Chinese government should be idmitted to the U.N. if the regime in fact provides Its ability to govern China without serious domestic resistance." However, Dulles doesn't hink the Reds can demonstrate -his ability to rule China. One would think that the neutral lead of the peace organization *vould be able to win Moscow over f anyone could. So if the secretary general makes the trip to Moscow, lis progress will be watched with ntense Interest the world over. But perhaps we shouldn't be heavily optimistic over the outcome. If the Chinese Communist government were seated in the U. N.. It wouldn't be surprising if Moscow •eciprocated by dropping the boycotts, or some of them. However, you and I know that Moscow is working on a thoroughly prepared and long range program for Communizing the world. The Red leaders may deviate from that program slightly for the sake of expedience at times, but we may be sure that they are not going to abandon their world offensive until they either succeed or come up against a stone wall. So we wish Secretary General Llo success—and keep our fingers crossed for him. If he achieves anything at all, why, part of a loaf Is than no bread at all. wofld have made five hearts. As it was, he went down one trick for a loss of 100 points. West opened the king of spades, and dummy's ace won. Declarer took two top trumps and the ace of clubs. He next led dummy and agonized club from while over whether to play the queen or the ten, ten. He finally finessed the knocking out West's king. West cashed his queen of hearts and got out safely by leading a second spade. Eventually South had to lose a diamond trick. Had South doubled four spades, his side would have scored 300 points. However. South's correct course was to pass. This would put the decision up to his pnrtnrr. North would either double or bid again depending on the nature of his hand. North would have had no problem. With good high cards but poor distribution, he wovld know that five hearts was a doubtful contract He also would be certain that he could set four spades. Hence hi would double. The play- to make five hearts Is difficult, but not Impossible for i really good player. South must tab the first spade, ruff a spart^. ca.sl two high trumps and one (or both top diamond. West is then put ii with n trump. A spade return at this point j| lows declarer to discard his losini diamond while dummy rvfis. I West avoids disaster by returnin to » club, South wins, leads to th Marine Carnivore Answer to Previous Puzzled HORIZONTAL 57 Old 1,4 Depicted 58 Fruit drink marine carnivore 8 It is a kind of 12 Mouths 13 Heraldic band 14 Worthless (Bib.) 15 Gibbon 16 Of the sun IB Abrade 19 While 20 Legislative bodies 22 Month (ab.) 23 Coin 25 Row 27 Great Lake 28 Sea eagles 29 Type- measure SOStale (ab.) 31 Army officer (ab.) 32 Neodynium (ab.) 33 Nimbus 35 Ireland 33 God of love 3D Glance over 40 Greek letter 41 Sorriest 47 Pronoun 43 High mountain 50 It is found oft the shores of America 51 Blackbird of cuckoo family 52 Rip 54 Grade 55 Indian weight 56 Volcano VERTICAL 1 Comfort 2 Rubber 3 Swiss river 4 Misplace 5 Press 6 Spanish jar 7 Tidy 8 Senior (ab.) 9 Organ ot hearing lOSharpness 11 Toils 17 Concerning 24 Ornamental work 26 Of a precious melal 33 Hook shaped 34 Charm 20 Greek heralds 36 Precipitated 21 Most severe 37 Whole 42 One 43 Girl's name 4-1 Haul 45 Suffix 46 Out building 43 Cooking vesse 51 Man's name 53 Sun god

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