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BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 3»HURSDAY, APRIL 20, 19SO 1-THl BLYTHEVUXE COURIER NEWS t, THX COURIER NEWS CO. \ \ ' H. W. HAINES, PubUxher j 1 BARKY A. HAINES, Assistant PubUaber i ' A A. FMDRICKSON, Associate Editor L- • FAUL'D. HUMAN, Admtisin* Manager I Bok National Advertising Representatives: ' Wallace Witraer Oo, New York, Chicago- Detrort j AtUnU, Memphis. ', I Entered ft* second claja matter »t the post- j office «t Blytheville, Arkuuu, under act o( Oon! gnst, October 9. 1117. * ; '' i Member of The Associated Press ' ' I • SUBSCRIPTION RATES: { By carrier In the city o! BlythevUle or any 1 .suburban town where carrier service If main, .talced, 20c per week, or 85c per month '• Bj mall, within a radius ol 50 miles M.OU pa year. *2 00 for six months, $1.00 for three months: by mail outside 60 mile zone, {10.00 per year payable in advance. i Meditations 1 Every day-will I bless Ihee; and 1 will praise thy name for ever and ever.—rsalras 145:2. : **.»'. Praise consists in the love of God, in wonder at the goodness of God, in recognition of the gifts of God, In seeing God in all things He gives us, ay, and even in the things that He refuses to us; so as to see our whole life in the light ol God; and seeing this, to bless Him, adore Him, and glorify Him. —Manning. Barbs One trouble with free speech is that too many people use it as an excuse to waste words. • * * * •.... A grownup whale jielrts about 14-1|2 Ions o( oil. Almost enough to keep a jalopy from squeaking. * • * ,11 is estimated 23,000 carloads of lemons will be harvested in California before the end of the . season.. That's a sweet sour item. • • ' ' *•'.*•'*• An Illinois man wants a divorce because his . wife chews tobacco. Chewing the rat often brlngi the tame result, : - '* .' * .* A western court compelled a man to buy his wife a set of false teeth. One way of bridging the troubled matrimonial sea. y U.S. Will Have to Help 'Shipbuilding to,Its Feet '•'VThe American shipbuilding industry : is in bad shape and nothing is being done about it. And from the standpoint of the country's defense, inaction is pretty ;.'' risky. ,()f course, U. S. shipbuilders have never competed very well with foreign yards in Britain, Germany, France, Japan and the Scandinavian countries. Higher labor costs have consistently put us at a disadvantage. • But right now the American yards are doing: less business than they did : -in 1939 before World War II. And prospects are that matters will soon' get worse. Altogether only 43 ships are now on order, including 11 for the Navy. A . dozen yards have closed and more shutdowns are ahead. This is the status of an industry that turned out 5000 merchant vessels and the biggest naval fleet in history during the recent war. To, help meet stiff foreign competition, U. S. law authorizes construction subsidies up to 50 per cent of total costs, i But foreign yards actually can- build ships for less than half what it costs here, so they still get most of the I business. For example, a British shipbuilder i won a contract for'the first of the big | new iron ore carriers the U. S. will need • to carry newly discovered Venezuelan ; ore to U. S. steel mills. This is the kind '. of order that logically should have gone J to an American yard. | Obviously the U. S. industry can j be kept going only by considerably heav- i ier subsidies than we now afford it. | Must we indulge in this expense? Would- j n't it be better to get our merchant ships > from lower-cost foreign producers? •- The answer is we seem to have no i choice but to maintain a certain mini- i mum level of shipbuilding activity. In [ the event of war, costs do not count. J Then it is resources of men and ma| terials that tell the story. These we have j and these we and our friends in the free | world wosld depend upon for the great- i ly expanded ship program inevitable in j wartime. ( Most of our maritime experts bc- | \ lieve we can't be ready for such a na! ' tional emergency unless we keep seve- ! ra! major yards in fairly healthy condi- 1 tion and maintain a nucleus of from 80,} 000 to 100,000 (rained shipyard workers. j Yet employment in shipbuilding today ' is less than 50,000 and may drop to 30,- j 000. j Election year politics is said to bar ] action this year. Congress ought to | realize that every year which passes !*••• without a decision increases the defense ;•."•"> risk and probably heightens the cost of putting American shipbuilding back into " sound shape for Bwift conversion to a •wartime footing. Going Hollywood? A recent picture of Hie Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee 'investigating'. ..Senator McCarthy's Communist' charges showed Senator Lodge of Massachusetts wearing dark glasses. He was shielding his eyes from the glare of newsreel and television lights. As television widens its coverage of public affairs, dark glasses may become standard equipment for our statesmen. Let's hope, however, that they don't move from that to the wearing of sport shirts with bright-colored scarves. Otherwise Capitol Hill may begin to look like Hollywood with Greek columns. Views of Others For Arkansas's Cities ' Under the proposed home rule amendment, for wliose submission at the November election the Arkansas Municipal League is prepairing to obtain .signatures, the cities ol this state would get the right to manage their own affairs. They would be empowered to elect commissioner; to draw up a city charter. The charter could provide for a commission form of government, a mayor-council form or a city manager plan, depending on the wishes of the people. No city would be required to change its form of government. Any proposed charter would be submitted to a vote of the people of the city and would not become operative unless they approved It. The home rule plan would empower *- city government to develop a comprehensiv municipal program, determine tax rates to carry it out and draw up a budget in conformity with the overall plan. But the people themselves would decide each year what taxes should be levied. Failure , to approve the budget would mean that the budget for the previous year would stand. At present city governments In Arkansas are little more than appendages of the state government. They must continually go to the state legislature for grants of power necessary to meet new situations. They have had to seek legislative permission to set up housing commissions, even though the jurisdiction of these agencies would extend only over the .individual community desiring to set them up. Members of city legislative bodies are naturally more familiar with the problems of their own localities than are members of the General Assembly. They are democratically elected Just as are state, legislators. Yet their authority to take action to meet the needs of their communities Is seriously limited. Approval of the home rule amendment will help to bring government' closer to the critical eye of the people and thus make it more responsive to their wishes. All urban residents have an important stake in getting 'the.-25.006 petition signatures which are necessary to; put this'amend- ment on the ballot. ' .' . • —ARKANSAS GAZETTE Too 1 Much Paint on the Brush . . . Let's Call for Light Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimlte, at the University of California the other day, deplored "the growing hysteria" of Americans over the hydrogen bomb and other forebodings which Darid Lilicnthal a little earlier had characterized as a "cult of gloom." "Worrying over the end of the world," said the admiral, "deprives us of ttie creative drive* we need to help save the world." A story from .provincial times in Connecti- • cut carries some of the attitud* to be commended In this as in other eras. On May 19, 1780, there was- » storm which so darkened the sky at Hartford th«t some members of the legislature feared the world was about to be destroyed and moved that the council adjourn. Said Col. Abraham Davenport, "I am against the adjournment. Either the Day of Judgment tj at hand or It is not. If it is not, there Is no cause for adjournment. If It is. I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish, therefore, that candles may be brought." —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR So They Say Only fools can indulge in the Insane calculation that they can terrorize the Soviet Union. —Soviet Deputy Prime Minister V. M. Mololov. * * * The most-modern of planes, tanks .guns or submarines today may become obsolete by.... Introduction of more capable substitutes tomorrow.—Defense Secretary Louis Johnson. * * * Large (U. S.) funds made available in the Far East carry some possibility of doing harm. Instead of creating strength they might create weakness.—Thomas C. Blaisdcll, Jr., assistant secretary of Commerce. * *• • If management and labor can heal the breech they've been busy tearing open during the first half century, Americans during tlie next half century can have an undreamed of standard of llvlng.—w. H. Wheeler, Jr., president of Pitney- Bowes, Inc. * • « We have had five years in which to appreciate the impact of the atom U]ion our way of liie. We have wasted these precious years. This waste derived partly from the lack of reliable information and partly from unnilllngncss to face the facts.—Dr. R. E. Lapp, nuclear scientist. • * . * .* If the cwar-breeding) tension Is to be diminished In any permanent way. there must be more approach to economic Quality between dltfcicnl nations.—Philosopher Bertrand Russell. Uncle Sam Means Business Tins Time Peter Edson's Washington Column — Busy Gordon Gray Just Wants To Be Small- Town Postmaster WASHINGTON (NEA) — Well- liked Gordon Gray is having a lot of Jobs this year. HLs real, full-time job Is as president and publisher of the Winston-Salem. N. C.. Journal and Twin Cities Sentinel. He has just, resigned Secretary of' the Army. He will become president of University of Nor t h Carolina this fall. In between these jobs. President T r u- EDSON man has given him an assignment to see what can be done about increasing Imports from Europe. None of these jobs, however, Is the job which Mr. Gray really wants. He told his last Pentagon press conference that his greatest ambition was to be postmaster of scenic Roaring Gap, N. C. "And now look what they've done to me," he said. They'ye: put me in charge of the dollar gap." : Bored Stiff White House reporters who accompanied • the President to Key states are being urged to copy. Nine| regional-prizes are being given to West for his vacation one night the high school and grade school took Presidential Secretary William D. Kassett on a tour of the town's night life. They saw the tired strip teasers and the other things it doesn't lake much of to amuse a sailor. After the tour, the scholarly Hassctt -made this' solemn pronouncement: ."This place has more sin and less temptation than any other spot on earth." . / Those Red Faces Aren't From Sneezing As quietly as passible, Munitions Board has removed black pepper from the list of critical Imatcrlals It has been stockpiling. Tlie Br.ard lias good reason to be red-faced 'bout this. Pepper was believed to • a strategic material, without v,-hfch canned meat could not be made edible for armed .service -rations. Department of Defense now admits that pepper Isn't necessary. But nobody will admit how many tons of pepper were purchased, or how much money was spent on It before this discovery was made. Maybe Kiddies Can Teach Parents to Vote Iowa Farm Bureau Federation has started a contest which other youngsters theme on "Why My Parents should Vote." Purpose of the contest, of course, Ls to , make the youngsters persuade their parents to do their duty as citizens. An early F.B.F. contest run on a national scale produced the slogan,. "Your Vote Is Your Voice. Let It Be Heard." Jobles Jigsaw Puzzle Economists have coined a new name for the present high unemployment. It's called "prosperity unemployment." Business is good, profits '-I' are liigh,':bul the people without Jobs still number over '4.- OCO.OOO, which is double what had heretofore been regarded as normal maximum unemployment under full employment conditions. .How explain it? There are several unique factors. Productivity in industry is increasing about two to four per cent a year. This cuts down on the number of workers retired by a corresponding percentage. About. 1.500,000 new workers are coming into the labor force every year. When the new crop of June See EDSON on Page 10 The DOCTOR SAYS By Fdwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the nervous system. A few years ago it was considered rare In this country (It seemed somewhat more common on the European continent and In Britain). Today while still an unusual condition there are many reasons for believing that it Increasing. Even if It had remained extremely rare, however, it would have been Important to those who iTKt it and methods of preventing and treating it would still be urgently needed. It may attack one or several parts of the nervous system and It Is for this reason that the term "multiple" is attached to the name. The symptoms depend, therefore, on , what part of the nervous system is involved. • Since the location varies there are no completely typical symptoms; though seeing double, a trembling or tremor when trying to pick un some object and a gait which looks somewhat like that of a drunken person are probably the most common. One or all of these may be absent and consequently the diagnosis may be difficult to make or long delayed. The cause,of this disease ~U not understood. Many theories have been suggested and studied but so far there is no" one cause which has been accepted by all author! ties. A great many kinds of treatment have been tried. These have included fever treatment, the use of drugs to delay blood coagulation, attempts (o desensitize to allergies vaccines and several different drugs. Unfortunately none of these have proved really successful. ' A good long rest Is the best form of treatment during the acute stage of multiple sclerosis. The patient iLsualty goes through periods of great improvement. If these good periods can be lengthened and the bad ones shortened, it Is a gooc sign. A warm climate and freedom from colds and other infections o' write the best the nose and throat may help to prevent the downswings of the dis "fftt IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Jonnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — BEHIND THE SCREEN: A movie fur designer received a letter from a movie queen whose spelling Isn't what it should be. The letter read in part: Please let m« know it you carry mink tales." Teltelbaum dictated thts straight- faced answer: "No Indeed. T always make U a point tn.keen my mouth shut about such things.". • ' • • Billy de Wolfe and songstress Amy Arnell, who dreamed of a rose- covered cottage last year, won't be getting hitched after all. "I was out playing night clubs and theaters for five months." ufl- ly said, "and during that time Amv married somebody else." Billy plays a dyed-in-the-wool heel Instead of a stuffed shirt in the musical. "Tea for Two." He said: "I make love to Doris Day and all I want Is her money." • • * Sultry, black-eyed Laurctlc Luez Is the harem girl who brings out the old Adam In Errol Flynn in.''Kim." Lnurctte. who Is going to the hitch- Ing post with Sam Goldwyn. Jr. told me: * "Errol and I play our love scenes (hrouTh the window and do not kiss. But we took stills embracing tach other. They asked me if I enjoyed working that way with Krrol and I lold ihem U was very, very disturbing, to say the least" » • • Mitzl Green, the kid star grown up, would rather talk about hubby Joe Pevney. who is directing "The Magnlftctent Heel" at'UI than about Mitzl Green. But she broke down and said: "I'd like to play Sophie Tucker's life story on the screen. I've Uilkcd to Sophie about It and she's all for it. M-G-M once had an option on the story. My Idea Is to play Sophie up until the age of 45. then lot Sophie take over and finish the picture. Guess Who? Hollywood insiders. Virginia Field lipped me off, will recocnize the gin-gn?zTcr she plays in M-GM's "The Violent Hour." "I kept asking John Monks. Uic writer, and Gerald Mayer, (he director, all kinds of questions abjut whom the character is based. That was all I needed. I knew the girl." Her description of the girl: "She drinks because she's bored and thi liku m«n and mtrtlnli. In that order, too. She comes from a good family, went to good schools and she's' a real bum." Blonde Virginia has been away from the Hollywood greasepaint trough for two years, but she kept ausy with her stage work in "Light Up the Sky." "Tnllulah Bankheari. screamed her head tiff that tlie part I was playing was herself. Gertie Lawrence did, too. For a while everybody was screaming and swooning and threatening lo sue me, the producer, the playwright and even tlie theater clean-up woman." Unfair to Musicians Andre Previn developed palsy when 1 asked him if he thought the zither music in "The Third Man" would start a one-instrument trend In Hollywood. "I'll be out of a job if it does." he answered. "Can you imagine 'Samson and Delilah' with a one-Mute musical score?" Wayne Morris and beamed when I asked his wife about the recent delivery made to their home by the stork. "She's a wonderful rcrthead with .ill the accoutrements that go with it," Wayne grinned, "Her name Is Melinda Mclanic Morris and you can just smell 'Gone With the Wind.' " More gore department: Marshall Thompson, as a fiendish killer in MGM's "Standoff." puts bullets into a bus driver, a bartender, a waitress, a policeman and a psychiatrist. "Nice clean-cut guy," says Marshall. waits until all the evidence is In. By that time he's not just guessing; Agency. Investigates We need to know more about multiple sclerosis.. Of this there Li no doubt and therefore a group of citizens and physicians ha.s been formed to aid .in the necesary Investigations. This group is called of Research on Multiple Sclerosis, the Association for Advancement 2TD Park Avenue, New York, selves, together with their friends It was .started by patients them- and relatives and in co-operation with some of the country's leading physicians. The added interest and support provided by this society should lead to a more rapid increase in our knowledge of the canses and treatment of multiple begun to aid several Important re- sclerosis. Already this society has search projects. 41 10 7 3 20 V AJ8 + AJ1074 ¥Q743 2 «• A874 N WE 5 Dealer A J86 ¥95 «• J 10 9 3 + KQ85 VK 106 South 1* 2* 4 *62 Both vul. West North East Pass 24. • Pass Pass 3 4 Pass 4 4k Pass Pass Pass IS Years Ago Today Mmes. Paul I,. Tipton, George M. Lee, Odls Shepherd, S. S. Sternberg, Theodore Logan and Misses Margaret, Merrltt, and Laura Hale have gone to Wilson to attend the meeting of the Forrest City District Federation of Women's clubs, Mrs. Paul L. Tipton. director ol the First Baptist Church choir, has arranged an Easter cantata which will be presented Sunday morning Solos will be sung by Miss Martha Vinburn, Mrs. Harry Fritzus, R. G lunt, T. H. Haynes and Herbe: Browning. A duet will be sung by s Lois Hill and Mrs. Russel Fnrr. Mr. and Mrs. Collins Simmons oi By DeWIU MacKenzle ~~ AP Foreign Affairs Analyst America's note to Russia regard- ng the shooting down of an unarmed U.S. plane over the Baltic Sea, with the loss of a crew of ten, s tough In any man's language. The communication Is introduced with the punctilious phraseology of diplomatic language but soon develops a thoroughly two-fisted 'ap Droach In which blunt "demani are made. It's the straightforward talk which, if It had been employed with Hitler, might have prevented the second World War. Maybe your columnist Is hipped on "appeasement," but having fol- owed British Prime Minister Chamberlain through the appeasement parleys with Hitler at Berchtes- raden, Godesberg and Munich, I jelleve there are times when peace maintained by toughness. Substance of Note Be lhat as mny, the substance" oj the note is this: The U.S. Navy unarmed airplane "did not fly over any Soviet or Soviet-occupied territory or territorial waters adjacent thereto." It must be concluded that a Soviet aircraft shot down an unarmed American plane over the open sea. And now the note gets .really tough: The U.S. government protests 'in the most solemn manner against, this violation of International law." It "demands" that the Soviet gov-' ernment Institute a prompt Investigation. It "demands" tat there be no repetition, "under whatever pretext," or incidents of this kind "which are so clearly calculated to magnify the difficulties of maintaining peaceful and correct international relationships." Regret Is Expected The U.S. government "confidently expects" that Moscow will regret "for the unlawful and __ vocative behavior of its aviators," will see that those responsible are severely punished, and will "pay appropriate Indemnity for the unprovoked destruction of American lives and property." This note was In reply to the Soviet charge of April 11 [hat a U.S. plane had flown over Latvia and exchanged gunfire with Soviet aircraft. Whatever the American reply lacked In bluntness was added verbally by Michael McDermott. state department press officer, who declared at a news conference: "This attitude of the Soviet government shows clearly the Insin- cereity of its oft-proclaimed desire 'or peaceful \ relations with the United states and the non-Soviet world In general." A NRW "Nuts!'* Well, now, having thus declared out position, where do we go from lere? Supposing Moscow tosses back the fighting reply which our Seneral Anthony c. McAuliffe made to the German demand for surras*, der in the battle of the blflp •Nuts." Does the United States gZv- ernment then have to take umbrage and sever diplomatic relations? Not so many years ago such notes as have been exchanged between Moscow and Washington over the Baltic affair would have had grave results. However, we are passing through a strange and hectic period in which values have changed sharply, at least temporarily. „ There is no present Indication that this new quarrel is worse than numerous developments in the •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By Oswald .Tarohy Written for NEA Service Don't Finesse Until Evidence Is Known You can tell how good a bridge •>lnyer Is by what he doe? about finesses. If he loves lo finesse, he's not an expert. What's more, he'll probably lose jut,l about as r-.any finesses as he xvins. The expert hates to finesse. He'll put off a finesse like a trip to the dentist. But he'll win twice finesses as he loses. This U not just luck. Thi expert he knows something. West opened the nine of clubs, dummy finessed the ten, and East won with the queen. He returned the jack of diamonds, and South's queen lost to West's ace. West led his remaining club, nnd dummy won with the ace. Declarer drew two rounds of trumps, cashed the king of dirt- monds, and'rvffed a diamond in dummy. He then ruffed a low club, hoping vainly that the king would drop. When this plan failed, it was clear that the contract would depend on the correct heart finesse. However. South saw no reason to guess until he had to. He therefore proceeded to gather Informatioi .(bout the cards he could not sec. For this purpose South ted a low trump, discarding a club from dummy. East won and led his last club forcing South to use up his last trump. At this point South had three hearts In his own hand and also in the dummy. West had ciiscarder two hearts and a diamond, bul surely had three hearts left. It was clear that East still had the ten of diamonds, since he hac led the jack of that suit at the second trick. IThe jack is led from t svit headed by jack-ten, but nol from jack and two small cards.] Hence East could hold only two hearts. South counted back and rcnsonc< Iliat West had originally held five hearts lo East's two hearts. ' odds were therefore 5 to 2 tha West held the queen of hearts. On the basis of this information South quite propcrl;- fincssrc through West for the queen if hearts. When the finesse succeeded, South made his contract. "cold war." America certainly means business in the present instance, but a Russian rejection might result In another stalemate. That would mean a heightening of the tension, which obviously would continue the trend away from peace. The Washington note doesn't put a chip on Uncle Sam's shoulder. It does make It plain that he refuses to be pushed about. Miami. Fla., are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simmons. Miss Mary Arden Galloway of Memphis will spend the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Card! Blakemore. Garden Plant Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL i Depicted flower Sits scientific name is tricolor hortensis 11 Surgical instrument 13 Classified 14 River island 15 Pastoral 17 Individual 18 Laughter sound 19 Lured 21 Half-em 22 Place (ab.) 23 Preposition 25 Measure of paper 27 Promontory 30 Make a mistake 31 Reverential fear 32 Cravat 33 Rodent 34 Dispatch 36 Writing implements 37 Toward 1 38 Diminutive of Edward 39 It is grown • gardens 41 Associate 47 Symbol for samarium 49 Make lace 51 Caravansary 52 Be indisposed 63 Leveled 55 Trundles 57 La rial 58 Muse of poetry VERTICAL 1 Chief god ol' 2 Operatic Jolo 3 Seine 4Spain (ab.) 5 Sail or'i tale 6 Meadow mouse 7 Symbol for Irldium 8 Siouan.Indian 9 Smooth «nd unaspirated 10 Arabian gulf 12 Woody fruit 13 Membranous pouch IS Measure 19 Shade Ire* 20 Put on 22 Father or mother 24 Approached 25 Soaks flax 28 Great Lake 28 Long-necked aquatic bird 29 Hardens, as cement 35 Diamond- cutter's cup 36 Through 39 Roman road 40 Church part 42 On the ocean 43 Crimson 44 Transpose (ab.) . 45 Burmese wooo. sprite 46 Ireland 47 River sediment 48 And 50 Afternoon social event 52\Vinglike part' 54 Symbol for niton 56 Correlative ol either s^

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