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Blytheville, Arkansas
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IfUJR BLYTHEVMvLE (ARK.) COUKIER K1WS THURSDAY, .TUNE 28, IMf tat BLYTHBVTLLB OOUBffiB NEWS TKI OOUROtR NEWB OCX > a. w. HAIHES, pubttMr JAMES L. VXRHOEPF, Editor M8L IX •ol* NattocaJ AdrertiriM WaJiM* WttBM Oft. N«* *«*. Cfcieaw, Bury AfWroco-j Excafet •outer Enured •* teoood CUM aatttt •* th eKt» •( BljrUwrtUe, ft-V—**' undat act at Oa»October », 1»17 Uemter of Th* »tnt*\*a Pro* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By ctrtiet ID ch« dtj ol BLyUmliM « •ubuiDtn town when carrtei •nrto* • teined, Me per weak, or Sic pel month. B; •"»". withir a radlui ol 60 mU*a, M40 PO year, W.OO (or tU months tlOO tot three moo tin; by mall outride M mil* ton*. 110.00 p*t reu i ID Meditations A ttme to *et. and a time U leae; a tine lo keep, and a lime lo cast »w»y.—Eeeledi&tet 3:6. « * • Neither will the wave which has passed be called back; nor can the hour which has gone by return. —Ovid. Barbs [ The treasury l» experimenting wllh fireproof : paper money—probably so II won't burn a hole s in your pocket. i * * . • i A rattle in the play pen is much better than 'i one in the family car. ! * * * Drj pavements would be saf« If so many -. of the drivers weren't «ll wel. ': * * * ; Numbers racketeers are just a bunch of fish, • says a police chief. The nig ones getting away. West Gains Power As President Maker i After the 1950 census, Americans ' will find something new has been add! ed to the presidential election formula: ! markedly greater power at the polls for . the three Pacific coast states. '' The wrenching westward shift of , population that began with World War i II has continued through its aftermath. !' Oregon's population has zoomed 49 per : cent, California's 44 per cent and Wash' ington's 41 per cent since 1940. { The coming census promises the pol- i itical payoff on these changes. The law i compels juggling the 435 House seats ^ after every 10-year nose count, to re- :; fleet change* in the relative .status of •-;• ] the states.' j Unofficiar : eatimateg of the Census | Bureau make plain a striking switch i lies ahead this time. Two national magi azines, Survey and the U. S. News, re- j cently have devoted attention to the ! impending shift. :. The big reason for their interest-is ; that gains in House seats mean gains ! in a state's electoral votes, which are the ; sum of House and Senate representa- i tion. Electoral votes measure a state's • weight at the ballot box in presidential t elections. • California, newly admitted to the i 10,000,000 population class already oc- j cupied by New York and Pennsylvania, 1 is expected to pick up seven House seats I for a new post-census total of 30 and -. an electoral count of 32. i Oregon and Washington now stand • low in the electoral vote scale, with four • and six, respectively. But each state f ig- • ures to add at least one in 1950. This \ would give themf a combined 16 votes : for the presidency. j The three Pacific slates together I then would have 48 votes, a sizable chunk ; of power to cast around, particularly in a tight election. After the 1930 census, : their total was just 35. \ What does this mean? : For one thing, the Far West's gain . will be offset by losses in the South and jEast. Nine Southern states will each 'drop one electoral vote. New York's .probable loss is two and Pennsylvania's i one. And Colorado will fall from four ; . to three votes. • Fattening the Far West's electoral vote total at the expense of other re- J gions clearly will force politicians to 'turn more frequently to the West for j presidential and vice-presidential candi- \ dates. They will want men who can '. command those 48 Pacific votes. | The Republicans' 1948 choice of Gov. ' Earl Warren of California was an early ; recognition of the New Look in politics. The westward migration took millions from their former voting residen- Ices, How many were Democrats and ' : how many Republicans? No one really ' knows. / Democrats say most of the migrants .•went from states already safely Demo- ! cratic, like those nine Southern slates. ;They say these voters, added to existing Strong Democratic elements in the Far W«t, will help to land that region m their column in future balloting. Republicans reply that Negroes bulked large among the westward migrant* who came out of the South, and that they are not likely to vote Democratic. They argue further that if Democrats were heavily represented among the westward migrant* who came out of the South, and that they are not likely to vote Democratic. They argue further that if Democrats were heavily represented among those who left populous New York and Pennsylvania, the effort will be to strengthen the GOP in those important states. Whatever the political outcome of this notable upheaval, it is apparent that our president-makers will have a lot more on their minds in 1952 than simply what shade of make-up to wear for the television cameras, VIEWS OF OTHERS Handling It Themselves The movement at Huntsville for revision of property assessments is the best tradition of Anglo- Saxon home rule. It is a combination of local effort and expert aid and impartial advice trom the state Tax Commission. The Madison county city needs a water system and a sewer system, and the necessary money can't be obtained with the present assessment. Three citizens have been named to do tlie work In co-operation with state tax olficlals. One was named by the county judge and the county school superintendent, one by the Chamber of Commerce and one by the mayor of HuntsviDe. The three citizens and a member of the Tax Commission will make a house-to-house canvass lo appraise real and personal property. The Increased taxes that will be paid by property owners, or by those property owners whose assessments shall be found to be below the basis luted for assessments, are expected to make possible improvements so essential aa water supply and sewage disposal. This proceeding might be compared to the formation of a city-wide improvement district without the expense and without the llmiatlon in scope and In duralon of such a district. And under this plan personal as well as real property will pay Its share. The Huntsville plan Is the practical and permanent, or long range, approach lo Ihe major problem of obtaining funds for public purposes. It la mll-lnclusive and, elficiently worked out, will be fair to everybody. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE Twq Disturbing Choices , Sometimes it is a little difficult to believe that President Truman sees any relationship between hia policies and his appointees. During the campaign," he was not sparing In his denunciations of Wall Street — although men closely connected with large financial Institutions were members of ,hu official family . Now, with the Senate's approval, Mr. Truman has named Francis P. Matthews to be Secretary of the Navy. Mrt^Matthews comes from Omaha, so one hesitates to call him a Wall Street representative. But In his column today, Marquis Childs - tells enough about him to make his appointment a disturbing one. It passes understanding that a man associated with unfair critcism of the Administration—such as charges that Ihe State Department has yielded to Communist influence and that American Interests were "sordidly' 'sacrificed at Yalta, Tehran and Potsdam—should be invited to become a member of it. The administration's reported candidate lor Secretary of the Army, Curtis E. Calder, may with greater technical correctness be termed a Wall Street man. He Is chairman ot the board of the Electric Bond & Share Corporation, one of the companies against which the Holding Corporation Act was directed. His appointment by Donald Nelson as writer of operations ol WPB was widely denounced in 1943. How can an Administration pledged lo the expansion of public power want a private utility advocate In Its fold? The Matthews appointment was approved almost before anybody had a chance to dig Into Ihe man's record. This is in strange contrast with the Senate's long delay in connection with such a proved public servant as David JJIienthal. Mr. Caldcr himself has not yet made up nl« mind whether to accept the appointment as Secretary of the Army. But if his name ta sent to the Senate, it is to be hoped that it will be more carefully scrutinized Ulan was that of Mr. Matthews. The Democratic leaders should see lo tins lest they find their parly accused of lalllng to practice what it preaches. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY Temporarily Clouded IMMEDIATE ECONOMIC fUTURE PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Washington Situations Are Termed Too Screwy for Taxpayer to Believe WASHINGTON—(NEA1—II yoj , of Errors." in which It confuses an „- j._ '••\ireir.ployable" Dromto Clapp of pick up your paper and read lhat some ha* challenged SOET-C to a duel with ssbers ai ca-H-n, ixvni be too surprised. For ;he s^iniDej theater now plaving in ths nslic-n^ capital is running stric'Jr :c- l^e Grade-B ci ih-* "Curse You. Jaci" i.-h:i.-,j_ had no : Mcsco-s- with the real Gordon Clapp o! TVA? Again you come to the «cc'u;;on that the real thing in Washington Is a lot stranger than s-r-rihir.? the make-believe drama- iir*-5 c,-=ste out of their heads. Ii ir.Mst be admitted that New Yrri is giving Washington quite, a . Tinier. :ir-.h j Ti £ Ir _5i O f the American' Com- poIitburo leaders and the ee^ —is- j _«jf~r Hiss-Whittaker Chambers :' :as; =^ie pretty good theater. The Washington has mate theater this p real-life actors from New Hollywood. But i: *n2sr/l sed. The ham actinr that rce> here every day gives Ihe peopl* the entertainment acd esKimil j ans; c! -As odd characters In New outlet thai-s needed. ] Tari'. current stage hit, ''The Mad As i matter of fid, if sou ?• I We-in of Challlot," seem com- the acts now going on here *•»_-- [ plsieiy rational by -comparison, put on the sUge. audiences ••rouM in that play, "the Mad Woman" play "The Great Divide" every in the year. The controversy ove health Insurance Is a perennial.per formance of "Doctor's Dilemma. The wrangle over the Taft-Hartle law could easily be Billed as "Love' Labor Lost"—well—"Labor's Lov Lost," ayway. The capital "Carou set" never stops. In Washington 1 isn't just a streetcar that's "name " its money on this stuff. I "Desire." That's the middle nam of every lobbyist. Harry Truman remodeling th White House and trying to put ove his fair-deal plan Is cast in the till probably say thai the siluaticc* were too improbable for oelref. iiU people in these casts make I roles of Ibsen's "The Master Build er." Sen. Allen Ellender trying t stop construction of a $20.000.00 S, O. B.—Senate Office Buildin to you—is the hero of Mr. Bland ing's Dream • House." Writers of mystery plays have fo all the crooked politicians snd power-hungry capitalists Into oil. Take the current Hicien3<x>p=r-" a Paris sewer to search for „. Lilienthal investigation over the j Then she shuts the door tight with loss of »n atom. It could easilT bt a remark that this is nothing any billed is "Much Ado About No- busy woman couldn't do of an af- Ihing," only the plo- Is 50 -jnlireiy i '.emoon before tea. if she put her that William Shakespeare probably have rejected it. And the roles are all mixed up. !•=. looti now as though -Claudio" Hicien- looper will turn out to be Ihe villain of the piece, while "Don Pedio' Lilienthal will be the hero. Playwriters are always dreaming up crazy plots based on cases of mistaken identity, like Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors," In that one. Dromlo of Ephesus. and Dro- mio of Syracuse wander around In icene after scene with nobody b'jt :he audience catchin? on- STRANGER THAN FICTION While nothing is easy for the Negro In America, neither is anything Smpoosible. The barrien of race are formidable, but they can be surmounted. Indeed, the entire history of the Negro In this country has been a history of continuous, relentless progress over these barriers.—Dr. Ralph H. Bunche, Negro statesman and former UN mediator for Palestine. • « • Perhaps no more ctlective barrier to Communist advances (in the Far East) could be erected th»n that formed by a flourishing commerce, raliini living slandards and altmdmg some confidence in the improvement of the general welfare-"-Dr. Sherwood M. Fine, economist In General JticArthur's headquarters. * * • Some doy there will be an atomic bomb in a museum.—Mrs. George S. Patton, dedicating a museum named for her husband, the late General Palton: mind to it This makes complete sense as soiution lor many ot the things that are wrong As a matter of fact, a couple of ?cod duels around here would be a •rood idea, if both sides would agree to use poisoned rapiers or ball ammunition. But for pure "drama"—with a broad "a" and an English "h"— the acts now being put on in Wash- inzton beat anything they have behind the New York footlights for years corned up their offerings wit reports from secret agents X-9 o QT-131-Pius. Of course there aren any such characters In real Iff Or have you been reading the line of the Judith Coplon spy trial? What do you find there but tha the great FBI itself had report —- - „.. from secret agent PT-1 on a barbe with Washington. [ in White Sands, N. Mex., and from agent T-2 on a woman who wen to Baltimore to buy Polish sausag You can't find anything in"Sher lock Holmes" to beat that. Washington doesn't need a thea ter. It has one. zntasy, fun. whimsy and good clean But is that any more Improbable I THE SHOW MUST C.O ON than the Army's recent "Comedy Here Dixiecrats and Democrats World Changes Set Fast Pace Leaving Old-Timers Amazed Bjr DeWitt MacKenafe AP Farelca Affair* This amulng world of ours is hanging so r»pidly In its way of Th. DOCTOR SAYS By Eduln P. Jordan, M. n. Written for NBA Serriee The colon Is the lower end of th« igestive system, it is sometimes ffegted by a condition known as Iceratiye colitis, a disease in which ulcers form on the inside of this lassageivay. In spile of much study of this ondltion, there is as yet no real agreement a s to Its cause. Many ;inds of germs have been found in 'he ulcers but none of them seems o be exclusively responsible. De- iciencies of nutrition, allergy, ner- •ous disorders, and many other possible causes have been Investigated. Severe diarrhea, often accompanied by blood. Is a common symptom. Pain in the abdomen Is often irescnl but may not be very severe. Fever Is also likely to occur and this raises tlie strong suspicion that the underlying cause is an infection It is passible, of course, that the Infection present is a result ol Ihe disease rallier than a cause of It. Dysentery Pocsible The disease frequently may be mixed up with various kinds of dysentery. The diagnosis, therefore requires X-ray .studies, examination of the waste material, and the use of an Instrument called * sigmol- rtoscope by means of which She physician can look directly at the ulcerated walls of the colon. Tills U not an easy disease to he built up physically with a gooc diet .including ample Quantities of minerals .vitamins and fluids. If there has been a considerable loss of blood, iron or perhaps blood or plasma may be useful. The sulfa drugs and penicillin, lor which high hopes were held at first, have noi proved uniformly successful. In the serious cases which do no yield to the simpler forms of treatment, surgery may be necessary. On the whole, although ulcerative co litis is a serious and discouraging disease, most people who stick b; the treatments which have to be tiled eventually recover. * • • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column. QUESTION: What is a good oi base fo admisinter in hot oil treat ments for thinning hair? ANSWER: I do not know of an; reason why oil treatments shouli prevent the hair from falling. Con sequently I cannofrecommend hot oil treatments of any kind for this purpose. life thit It's difficult for some of I old-timers lo keep up with| rends. It's no problem for the ters, since they never have known mylhlng else, but their horse-tad^ tuggy elders don't so easily read iust themselves to the ideologlca social and political upheaval of atomic age, Thai's rather a pity, for we are) n the midst of a global meta-T lorphosls which exceeds anything! Ince Adam. It's a transformation) n which folk who fall out of .re likely to get stepped on. , You will, I trust, overlook thtal momentary outburst by your c«l-l ummsl. What inspired It was the I narriage extraordinary of the Ger-l man Princess Cecelia of Hohen-l allern to Clyde Harris, a good-1 ooking former American Army of-| "icer from Amarillo. Texas. Daughter Marries Texan The princess Is, of course, the I granddaughter of the late Kaiser I Wilhelm ((he all-highest) »nd U direct descendant of England'*] immortal. Queen Victoria. Th*| redding look place Tuesday amidst I the splendor of one of the Hohen-l zollern caslles, wllh many notabU-| ities, including royally, present. Imagine the Kaiser's grand-1 daughter marrying a commoner! I When I was a young fellow In the! hey-day ^jf the all highest ("Did I they have Ice-cream when you were I - little boy. daddy7"]_when 11 was a young fellow such a marriage I would have been unthinkable, «t| least to the emperor and his court I Royalty was royalty and the Kaiser ruled by divine right (and no fooling), rt was the Kaiser'jl exalted view of himself which In-1 spired the poem "Me und Golf by I an American naval officer. » composition which infuriated his ma-1 Jesty. rt was that same ambitious I global upheaval, for It was he who I gave the signal which precipitated World War I. Old Order Throughout that filet the Germans Kaiser. At German in Spt, Belgium, a cori glorified the! headquarters! safe distance many i Years In Ago Where in Shakespeare, Mollere, Calderon de la Barca. Goethe, Dante, Dostoyevsky, Sheridan or George Bernard Shaw can you find characters like Fnistaff McKeliar, Cyrano de Geigerac Pepper, Julius Caesar Hoey, Ca&sius Rankin or Samson Connally? 75 Mrs Eupha D. Beasley pastor of the First Church of the Natarene has gone to Hugo. Okla.. for R rest from » fall which she received when she fell on a wet pavement 10 days ago. Mr- and Mrs. Allan Huddleston arrived home today from a honeymoon -spent in Hot Springs and Belle Vista. They will be at home for the present at Hotel Noble. Mrs. Woodrow Fisher has returned from Memphis where she has been with Mr. Fisher who underwent an appendectomy at Meth- dist Hospital recently. IN HOLLYWOOD By Enkhie Johnson NKA SUff Comtpeondent heesecake of 1349" Is mad at Hollywood, j Hollywood dian't appreciate her "talents." They covered them up. "Now. wasn't that silly." Miss Cheesecake said. It certainly was. Twemy-two-year-old • Pat Hal] won Ihe title of the girl with "the world's most beautiful legs" In a California contest a year ago". Since then her conversation- slopping fugure has decorated so many magazine covers, billboards and newspaper pages that she's dizzy just trying to keep track of herself. But what happened to Pat In the movies is n fad. sad story. She slgn- ed a contract at Universal-International, stuffed a couple of those handkerchief size French bathing suits Into her purse and reported for a career of giving male popcorn munchers • treat. So what happens? So the studio puts her in a Tex Williams western and Pat comes i out on the screen wearing a lone I gingham dress, a big floppy hat and saying, "They »ent lhatawny." ..."They wouldn't tv rn let me show «n inkle." Pat said sadly. "They even made me wear slave*." Then there was another western in calico and a couple of bit roles Pal played a manicurisl In "Yes Sir. That's My Baby" and lhat was the closest she came lo displaying the "world's most beautiful legs" in front of a movie camera. Whistle Slop She crossed 'em and while Ihe camera panned in tor R better look 1 Ihe male members of the crew let oui ivolf whistle; lhat were heard clear up in the front office. Bui the boys in Hie front office out whhat happened. "I guess, "she said, "the studio was too busy looking at figures In books—they were having an economy wave—to look at mine." It would have been much more interesting. After all. a shapely pair of legs started Marlene Dietrich into the bi? income brackets. I remember when Marlene was In her first Hollywood movie and couldn't play her big dramatic scene because she had skinned her knee. Of course. Hollywoo,-; wasn't worried about figures in books in those days. But if the UI front office didn't look at Pat. the studio publicity boys did. And they made the most of her fieure and her legs! They save Pit a campaign thai most any movie doll would trade hrr false eyelashes for. They took great big gorgeous bathing-suit pictures of Pat as Miss bridge part-score hands are very important. A championship is more likely to decided on the results of part-score hands than on game or slam hands. I selected today's lesson hand from one of the Wednesday night duplicate games at the Mayfair Bridge Club in New York, because there you will find some of the finest rubber bridge and tournament bridge players competing. It was interesting to note that good tournament players found the correct timing on this hand, while rubber bridge players missed it entirely. The opening lead of the deuce of spades should be won in dummy with the ace. Now at many tables the jack of clubs was the next play, and from then on declarer Justice Goes 60-40 SINGAPORE—(/P)—A board of the nquiry at the Singapore marine ourt has ruled that both the ships Richmond Hill (British) and the William Tilghman (American) were o be blamed for their collision about 0 miles from Singapore on April 19 The court distributed the blame BO- iO with the Richmond Hill getting he heavier share. tiful Feet. Miss pin Up and Miss Almost Everything. They also had her proclaimed grand marshal of a rodeo at the desert city of 29 Palms. Wants Screen Carter Bu! most of all Pat wanted to be Miss Movie Star and that title the UT publicity boys couldn't arrange. But maybe she'll win it yet. She See HOLLYWOOD on Page » McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Hy William E. McKenney America's Card Authority VVrUlcn for SEA Service Cort'fft Timinfl /S oys n ie ron oce /V, V „ "'"«.'/ '» were deaf, apparently, because the C/Mfi 10 OHCC6S3 very next day they refused to pick up Pat's option. Pat picked up the Today's limtrt might be regarded French bathing suits, put them as rather uninteresting to rubber hack in her purse and went back bridge players, because in many to modeling, where she's doing groups contracts ot one are con- very veil. Bui she still can't fijure ceded. However, In tournament *7 » A 8 5 .1 • K93 4 K Q 8 4 3 Lesson Hand—Bolh vul. We* North Ex.* Pass 1 # Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening—4> 2 23 could not make one heart, because East Jumped In with the ace of clubs and returned the jack of hearts. The correct timing on the hand is lo lead the three of spades from dummy Rt Irick two, and run" 11 Then lead a small club toward the jack. East will win this and return the jack of hearts which declarer should win with the ace Now declarer ruffs the four clubs with the six of hearls. ruffs dummy's six of spades with Ihe five of hearts, ruffs the eight o clubs with the nine of hearts, and ruffs the ten of spades with tin eight of hearls. Thus by correc timing the contract ciui be made. from the fighting front, they dui a trench and about this staged a fake battle while the all highest, paced back and forth on the para-S pet "amidst shot and shel." And' they took pictures of the emperor i in this heroic act and showed them I throughout Germany to encourage! Ehe populace. : Finally came the German eol- j lapse, the revolution and the forced ''• abdication of the Kaiser, who went into exile in Holland. Thus disappeared one of the greatest thrones of history, to be followed by the rolling crowns In other countries. The rest of the German~'royn) family, Including little Willie, the crown prince, retired to private i| life and since then have lived quietly with ample means amidst j Lheir wonderful estates. Gradually I they have been adapting themselves i to the new-, world which ha* followed the Kaiser's war. Tuesday's ' wedding Indicates how well they have succeeded. Brother Is Bent Man The blonde Princess Cecelia is » charming woman of 31 who ha« married for love—with the smilinz approval of her royal relatives. Thf best man for the wedding was her" brother. Prince Louis Ferdinand, who Is married to the Grand Duchess Kira of Russia, a charming M couple as your correspondent knows from personal acquaintance. Louts, by the way, donned overalls and worked as a mechanic In the Ford automobile factories at Detroit some yeai:s ago. He wanted the experience, and liked it. Of his new brother-in-law he says: "We love Clyde. He is such a sincere, likeable and genuine chap. I can tell you, we are happy about this match." And will the newtyweds live In » castle in Germany? Not on yotir life. Harris is going to take his bride back to Amarillo where he is an Interior decorator. There they will build themselves a home, even as you and I. Yes, our world certainly Is changing. Are we in step? Tropical Fish Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted fish 8 Log floats 13 Makes possible 14 Got up 1.5 Blow on tht head 15 Acls 18 Knock 19 Heavy blow 21 father 22 Pastry 23 Musical note 24 Symbol for silver 2.i Finest 27 Forward 3(1 Arty 31 Whirlwind 32 International language 33 Down 34 Discern 37 Dregs 3FI Rough lavs 40 Within 41 Agricultural area 43 Deed 46 Famous English school 49 Before 50 Pope's triple crow n 52 Anger 53 Slowly (music) 55 Venerates 57 Tardier 58 Makes deeper VERTICAL 1 N'evada city 2 Soon 3 Swords 4 Sue of shot (ab.> 5 Aged 6 Bamboolikf grass 7 On the ocean 8 Short-napped fabric 9 Measure of area 10 Search for provisions 11 Former 29 Golf mounds Russian ruler 35 Mother 12 Tribal division 36 Swcel potato 17 Doctor of 37 Falsehood • Divinily (ab ) 38 All SO Soak flax 41 Tumbled 22 Light knock 42 It has a 25 Unclothed 26 Son of Selh (Bib.) 28 Was borne funnel-shaped spot on the rear * of i(s body «Three-loed sloth 41 Pasteboard 45 Woody plant 41 Biblical nami 48 Promontory 50 Pinnacle 51 Haiir : 54 Symbol for . tellurium 56 Epistle (ab ) t! 1

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