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7 PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLB COUMER NEWS , , TBX OOOJUBB KXWB CO. H. W. HAINZ*. PuhUiber JAUX8 U VXaEOEPF. Cditer PAUL P. HXMAM, Adrtrtliim tUnM» Bo* Nittaul AdwrtUta* fUprwotatfra: Wkllu* Witmer Co, New York. Chicago, Detroit, Entered u «*cotid clu< cutter at Uu po»t- effic* it BlytbevUle, Arkansas, under tct ot Coa' 'Oetobtt. «, i«7. Member o! Tb* AuociaUd Pies* SUBSCRIPTION RATES:' Bj carrier In th» city ol BlythevUle or anj auburban town "her* carrier »ervlc« It maintained, 20c per week, 01 85o pel cuouUi By mall, within a radius ol 60 miles $4.00 per year, *2.00 for alz months, (1.00 for three months; bj mail outsld* H mil* tone «10.00 per rev payable In advance. Meditations . I hay« planted, Apollo* watered, but God jave the iBcreaK.—I Corinthians 3:6. • * * Not a flower But shows some touch, in freckle, streak or •tain, . • Of His unrivall'd pencil. —Cowpcr. Barbs A six-foot earthworm was displayed at an Oregon fair. C»n't you Just see moiher putting that on. & hoofc? * ' • • '' Ice •kalaf will come with the winter, the fall -•will come with ice skating. * * * They.used ,to, s«y that late eating made you «Uy twike. Lately it't been night baseball. ' * * v * H>e. fellow who Uke* no stock in the gc(- rkh-qulck laleuun'a lingo takes no slock. * » - * -A professor-jays that the picturesque oaths . of the olden days are no longer heard. He should , take up golf. Co-ordinated Program For Transportation Needed By;.Dec. 1 Secretary of. Cbmmerce , .Sawyer will report, to President Truman, on the major issues that must be resolved before the United States can ,-:fashion the unified transportation pro- gra mit so badly needs. "; ,'; In asking for this rport, Mr. Truman noted that the government spends about $1,500,000,000 a year in regulat- .Ing the transportation industry .through '" the" Interstate Commerce Commission ' and other agencies. The President wrote Sawyer: "A unified and co-ordinated federal program for. transportation ig clearly •agential in order to assure maximum .•"benefits from the government's activities in this field. In the broader sense, »uch a program ig necessary to assure , th» public the most' efficient and economical transportation service." We applaud Mr. Truman's interest and lament only that action is long overdue. As far back as 1935 the late President Roosevelt said it was "high time" to deal with the U. S, transportation systepi as a unified whole. But nothing was done. More recently the Hoover Commission on government reorganization proposed a national transportation authority. The problems are legion. But basically the issue is: How can we keep rail, motor, air and water transport in . healthy, vigorous competition with one another and yet prevent ruinous warfare among them? To get a sound answer the government must undertake exhaustive eco- • nomic studies to determine what role each form of transport can play. Inevitably, their respective spheres will overlap to some extent. But a survey may show that in some areas of the field existing competition is doing neither the ; industry nor the public any good. x These studies are so vital to a unified plan tha.t they should be approached with the most detached impartiality the government can muster. This is an in; dtislry wherein the competing members are inclined to reach for each other's throats at the drop of a harsh v/ord. It won't be easy to sift fact from fancy in such au atmosphere. But no one has much to gain from a sound survey and a wise allocation of function than the industry itself. For once an acceptable division of labor is • worked out for the various transportation media, they are likely to devote more energy to their allotted jobs and less to ; .propaganda broadsides against their ; competitors. • ' At least one group in the field ap- i pears to recognize this. The committee representing the eastern railroads has hailed the President's action, saying that each type of transport in its own sphere "can pull the load best fitted to it under the free enterprise system." Not the smallest gain from a co• ordinaled U. S. program would be a re- examinatior, of the tangled skein of re?. ulations that has been woven through the years by federal agencies like th« ICC. For example, the ICC ha B reached the point in governing the trucking industry where it must now consider In solemn session whether spinach that has been.washed and wrapped in cellophane 'is a "manufactured product." It it is, you see, then the trucks that cany it to market must come under ICC's wing. All in all, much good can come from this transportation review if Mr. Trii- nian does not allow the action he has started t ocome to a hnlt shrt of a genuine plan for unity. Is He Awake Yet? The new session of Uie United Nations General Assembly in New York got under way without the verbal storms that have come to be viewed as part of the act. Tiie reason was not hard to discover. A news photographer scanning the troupe of UN delegates lit on what should have been the obvious answer to veteran observers: Foreign minister Vi- shinsky of Russia WHS fast asleep. Views of Others The Outdated G. O. P. Perhaps he did not mean it that way, but Gen. Eisenhower's remark to G.O.P. Chairman Guy Gabrlelson was a devastating critcism of- the Republican partyi Said the General: I hope the Republican .purty will develop » set of principles so that even a person as dumb as i am will be able to tell the difference between a Republican and a Democrat. Since Herbert Hoover, apostle of rugged Individualism, went down to defeat In 1932, the He- publican party has found no fundamental creed or even an opportunistic formula to win a presidential election. The party held executive power from 1881 to 1913, with (he exception of the two Cleveland terms, during a period of tremendous commercial and Industrial development. H was the policy of the party to foster that development with protective tariffs, land grants and so on, while interposing a minimum of regulation. Theodore Roosevelt, a political accident, sensed that* nineteenth century laissez-faire had to be replaced with a stricter control of the giant, financial- and industrial combinations that had erov,'n up; but .he was repudiated by his own party in 1912, and the way was paved for Woodrow Wilson and his New Freedom. In Wilson"* first term—a precursor of F'. D. R.'s New Deal— he set about to enable Government to cope with twentieth-century economic giantism. Harding and Coolidge made no Intellectual contribution to their party, while Hoover clung obstinately to the old shibboleths. It remained for the second Roosevelt to bring about, a bloodless revolution, in which governmental emphasis was shifted to action on behalf of the common man. This was made imperative, of coxirse, by the vast unemployment problem ol the '30s. In 1936, F.D.R. carried every state save Maine and Vermont, thus "gaining a smashing indorse- ment for what has come' to he called, in derision or otherwise, the welfare state. Wendell Winkle in 1040 could oppose the New Deal reform measures only at the cost of sure defeat. So the G.O.P. nominee in his acceptance speech that year embraced the reforms, said he could administer them better, and threw in a few old- fashioned Republican phrases to please the nineteenth century G.O.P. mind. Thomas E. Dewey in 1944 .and 1948 followed the Wilikie formula with minor variations. . If t.D.R.'s third and fourth term victories can be explained away partly by war, that cannot be said of Truman's unexpected triumph in 1948. Truman, of course. Is : the legatee of the New, Deal. While he himself lacked great intellectual stature and the Roosevelt magnetism, he was able to win, certainly in large part, because a majority of the people prefer the New Deal principles to a. G.O.P. which seemingly could only say, "Me, too." ' We don't know what set of principles the Republicans can devise to distinguish themselves, to Gen. Eisenhower's satisfaction, fiom Democrats, but surely they are going to have to drop the stale and empty slogans of the nineteenth century. For this is the middle of the wenticth. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY Okay, Gentlemen, When Do We Sign . . . MOW- China's Puzzle Poses Difficult Problem for World Leaders Th« DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M.D. Written for NEA Service Intestinal flat worms or tape- vorms must be considered one of he tilings to look for in children, specially when the child is not oing well and the cause of the rouble Is not obvious. All of the various kinds of lape- •orms—the broad tapeworm, the dwarf, rat, beef, and the pork apcworms—can Invade human be- ngs. Tapew rms are present all iver the world, but they are more lommon In some countries than In ithers, particularly among peoples who have unfortunate eating habits. When symptoms do appear they isually consist of a vague feeling if discomfort, disturbed digestion. PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Magic Influence of Five Percenters No Longer in Evidence in Washington WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Not only has the five pre cent business folded up completely since the summer's congressional probe into it, but the more wide-spread "no-per cent" activity has also ceased. "No-pcr centers" Is the name which government ofJicials have given to the people— in and out of government — who are constantly asking them for small favors. "Will you send me four .extra copies of that report?" 'Would you mind ex' pediting Mr. x's visa, he's a . friend of mine?" 'Would you get my letter in to the chief as soon as passible?" No cash or gifts ever change hands for doing these petty favors. That's why there Is no percentage in it for anyone concerned. It's Just sort o! a nuisance. But that's all over now, at least for the time being, thanks to the experience oC General Vaughn, Maragon. Hunt Mid the others. Never has the turgid channel of government business flowed so peacefully. The effect of the five per cent probe was not expected by the committee. Neither was such a complete When the day comes. that RUfsIa begins her production of atomic weapons, we will,still rely upon an overwhelmingly larger stockpile ol our .own as the principal warning to aggressors.—Sen. Brien McMahon (D), Connecticut, chairman ol the Joint Atomic Energy Committee. + » * In this shrunken world In which we live we cannot affoid to permit our friends to remain so weak that they will invite aggression and be picked off one by one like pigeons In a shooting gallery. —Sen. Tom Oonnally (D), Texas. * * * We have done a lot of uniting lately (but) it is my honest opinion Uiat there will be a great deal more done before we reach the state of purposeful unity.—Nary Secretary Matthews, on armed forces unification. « * * We don't consider that there is any acluit danger of war (with Russia) now, but the situation calls for working toward strengthening the peace.—Yugoilav Foreign Minister Edward Kar- dclj. * * * It's not ihe most palatable thing (or the British people, but we've got to square off to our commercial position.'—Hector McNeil. British minister of sute, on devaluation of the pound. collapse, of branches of the more lucrative government-influence peddling anticipated. Some o! the senators on the committee were actually concerned lest the publicity which the five per centers got might Doom their trade. They thought that when businessmen learned how easy it was to get fat government contracts by hiring the right reprcsentallves. those representatives w'ould do a land-was not Illegal. The only person office business. Business Is Falling; Off i Instead, Sen. Clyde R. Hoey (D., N.C.). chairman of the committee, reports: "The business of collecting money from businessmen In exchange for getting them government contracts has been • stopped completely. We are most gratified with that result of this summer's investigation." William F*. Rogers, the committee's general counsel, has kept close tab on the five, pej cent business since the probe recessed. He reports a severe depression in the ranks of most of the men in that activity in Washington. Apparently the businessmen who handled their government contacts In this manner have al' I 'en scared off. It's not, good advertising for a firm when one of its officials is called before a congressional committee. Although the investigation is only recessed, there is a good chance that there won't be any more hearings before the final report Is handed to Congress. Practically all of tile evidence whfc^ the committee staff gathered has already been revealed In the open hearings. Most of the members of the committee feel that by stopping the influence trade r> Washington they have achieved a satisfactory goal. It was admitted at the outset that James V. Hunt's operation, which launched the whole investigation, frequent diarrhea, By DeWIU MacKeniie AP Forelcn Attain Analyit Chinese ability to devise problems which are difficult to solve has given rise In the Western world to the term "Chinese puzzle" as descriptive of anything Intricate That term appropriately represents the chaotic condition to which civil war has brought old china Having within her borders more than a fifth, or the globe's population, she continues to be accorded the rank of one of the Big Pi v « world powers. Yet she Is part Communist apd part Nationalist, with two rival governments, both "cek Ing the favors of foreign nations. Russia was quick to recognize the new Communist regime established In Peiplng, and the Chinese Reds now have Invited formal recognition by the rest of the world Mealtime the United Nations has' '"""•• " - ""'-— Nationalist who has a chance of being punish ed is John Maragon. The Justic Department Is studying all of th facts surrounding his statement to .the committee and his previou contacts with government officials Might Introduce a Law The committee is still considerin the possibility of Introducing soni kind fit a law which would stop or control, the five per cent busi ness. Meanwhile, most of the government agencies have already set up special offices .where businessmen, can go for all the information they might need to db-buslness with that agency. Secretary -of Defense Louis Johnson reports that, the one he opened at the Pentagon is work- Ing , successfully. He believes- that it has eliminated the need for businessmen to hire help for this purpose. Another check on the activities of five per centers is a change which will soon be made in all government contract forms. Blanks will be included where the business? man must list all the names of per- sor other than full-time employes who helped in getting trie contract. And he must include Just how much the person, was paid for that service. Failure to do so accurately will be a crime.' With this device the government hopes to be able to keep close track of just who the five per centers are, if there are any. And it will tend to discourage businesses from hiring such agents. veight, sleeplessness and vague I pains in the stomach. Sometimes nemia Is present or other signs n the blood. The diagnosis, of course, depends on finding parts of the apeworm or Its —i in the feccs. All tapeworms are made Up of a head, characteristic for each vari- ty, and segments attached to the lead like links of a chain. At the :ail end the segments contain eggs which are shed off. Many Curatives Most infections of human beings come from swollowlng the eggs of a tapeworm In food, when the kind of tapeworm Is Identified by examination of the segments or eggs found in the feccs, appropriate treatment can be begun. This consists of drugs which are called "an- thelmintlcs." There are many of these, some of which have been used for centuries. The choice of the proper an- Ihelntintlc to use Is difficult and the first treatment is not always successful. Fortunately, the success of the treatment can be checked by finding the head of the parasite. Cure is not complete until the head has been spearated from the Intestinal wall I! which it is attached, and eliminated. 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. THE DOCTOR ANSWERS ae QUESTION: Is It wise to tell children when thye reach a certain age if they have an aunt or uncle o.gesuou, terore Jt loss of „,,„„„„ ,,^t charge that Chinese « who is in a mental institution? ANSWER: The answer to this depends on the circumstances and the age of the children. Except in some diseases the family tendency or Inheritance of mental conditions Is not at all clear cut so that In most, cases an aunt or an uncle with a mental condition would not constitute any reason for avoiding marriage. 15 Years Ago In Blvtheyitte — Buford H. Thweatt, well known Luxora farmer, will leave within two weeks for 'Hollywood, Cal. where he is to be vice-president and technical director of the Roxana film ' company. This company will produce two-reel comedies. The company has a capital stock of 7,500 shares with one half o: these bting sold in Missjssipp County at $10 per share. The com- Chinese Reds with military aid. W That's the Chinese puzzle which America, Britain and other powers have to solve. It's a tough one and filled with dangers. Discussions Invited Britain announces that she Is ready to discuss the new Red regime with 18 other nations compiling the North Atlantic alliance and the British commonwealth. John Bull has the biggest Industrial and financial Investments In Cbfna and wants to protect them This means that the Western democracies, which have been battling. Communism in .the cold war, must now decide whether they want to ompromisc in china, the vital \slatic theatre In this war of the declosies. Moscow's recognition of the Pel- Ing eovernment is a hard blow to he Nationalist regime'In the big onthern port of Canton. This comes s both sides are deploying their orces for a new phase of the great battle on which, hinges possession if Canton. As tt.ts conflict bolls up the Nationalist cabinet' has accepted be re.'«'''ns>t<n)i of thf t rovf»'*iirr"'nt'3 :hlof of staff, Gen. Ku Chu-Tung who has been charsed with Inefficiency. General Hsiao Yi-Tsu, •ice-minister 'of national defense, has been named acting chief of staff in this crisis. Strange Alliances One of the most important flg-^^ ures In the new Communist gov-™ ernment Is Gen. Chou-en-lal, who :as been made premier and foreign minister' under the big chief, Mao Tze-Tung. The latter is chair- nan of the "People's Republic of China." This column previously hart called attention to Chou as a highs' influential figure. He now bids fair to provide much ol the government window-dressing for the benefit of the \yestern democracies. It's nn ironic circumstance that one of the vice-chairmen of. the new Red government at . Pelping is Madame Sun Yul-Sen, widow of Dr. Sun. She Is sister of Madame Chiang Kai-Shek. The 'great' name of,Sun Yat-sin is; likely to be a valuable asset to the Peiplng regime. As for General Chou, his'first gesture to the outside world was . what one would expect from a shrewd and suave diplomat: "I deem it necessary for the Chinese People's Republic to establish normal foreign relations with all countries in the world." IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent NEA Siaft Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Behind the screen: There's talk or remaking Mack Bennett's biggest film hit, "Molly O," which starred Mabel Normand. How about Ann Blythe for the new version? Mack paid Harold Lloyd a wonderful compliment after seeing the reissue of "Movie Crazy." He wrote Harold: " 'Movie Crazy' has that lost formula so often missing on the screen. I enjoyed it and so did the audience." Hollywood's lost formula? Motion pictures that talk instead of talking pictures. Movies seldom move anymore. • • • Anna MBganlnl, Ingrid Bergman's rival for the affections of Rcsfellinl, will make a U. S. personal appearance tour this winter. lugild Is still concentrating on her personal disappearance. • » • Now it's a blonde Indian In "Annie Gel Your Gun." Although Annie Oakley was part Indian, Belly Million will play htr with her own blonde hair. They Icstcrl her In a black nig but It wasn't the same Hulfon. • • • The censors bjtjccd and rushed U> the set wheiT^icy heard Joan Caulficld was doing a "TrinWad strip teass" for "The Petty Girl." But !l was a false alarm—a dancing partner was unwinding five yards of silk from a turban around Joan's head. That's the "Trinidad strip." Walking on Water Now I've seen everything. Three beautiful dolts In bathing suiu were walking on the water of a Beverly Hills swimming pool. Well, at least It looked that way. There was an almost invisible Incite runway Just beneath Hie water. The gals hardly got their feet wet. Quite an illusion. Esther Williams was kickins: her- sclT aroimri the pool because M-GM hadn't thought of it for one of icr movies. * • • Water-color illusions—that's what Fred Cole called his annual fashion show—bathing suits for the summer of 1950. And I've got a llnsli for you. The big cole line next summer features sheared velvet. There were also suits with deep sea bras—"gives the impression you can see deeper than you can." My wife made me go home early. Probably Just as well. • • • And while -I'm on the subject of fashions, Walter Florell Just sent me a note announcing his new fal hats. In line with the current economy, he added: "We cash annuities." Gorgeous George turned out to IIP such a good actor (TV audiences knew H all along) In "Pardon My Toe Hold," llial Rcnuli- lic Is talking aboul doing his life story. Hmmm—I \vonrlcr how Don Aniorhe would look in golden curls? « * • Dick Haymcs is down from 49 to six cigarcts a day—thanks to Nora He's lost a lot of weight and looks great. Most of Hollywood will turn' oul for his opening, Oct. 4, at the ( Coconut Grove. ! Johnson on TV Ace cameraman Coy Watson and I have teamed up for a weekly TV movie reel about movietown titled. "Hollywood Reel," We hope it will show you the real Hollywood—news, features, fashions and faces. It's a new twist for television. • • • David Niven goes back to England tor retakes on "The Return of Janis McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Play on First Trick Often Means Game By William E. McKcnnty America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service The mail today brought a letter from my good friend, Mrs. Mary it loses, she still can make four diamond tricks. The ace of clubs .wll] make five, four trump tricks are nine and the ace of spades ten Now al] she has to do is to ruf two spades to make the contract When the ten of diamonds hold the first trick, declarer should then lead the three of spades, wli it with the ace, trump the deuce of spades in dummy with the deuc of hearts, lead the seven of hearts pick up the trurnps. take the dia mond finesse, and discard thrc good diamonds. If declarer wins the first trie! with the ace of diamonds, the tim ing on the hand is lost. Even though a second diamond finesse is taken, the contract will not be made. * 10 7 6 5 V9643 • 65 4964 Mr».. Flasher AAQ82 VAKQJ «94 + 1083 N W E S Dtolir 4>KJ94 ¥ 105 »Q872 + KQ5 » AKJ103 + AJ72 Tournament—Neither vul. South 1 • 3* 4V 5V 6* West Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass North 1 4. 3 ¥ 4 N. T. 5 N. T. 6 V Opening—* 2 East Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass 5 Televisiop Works in Dusk NEW YORK — W) « The modern television . camera, known as the "image orthicon," is "so sensitive,., < that it will work under unusualla|h|' poor lighting conditions. In fact i^F will function in the late dusk when even the human eye has to strain a little. Cape Horn is at the Southren- most tip of South America. pany plans to go Into operation November 1. Mr. Thweatt has written a number of short stories and plans to produce sqme ol his own work later. He plans to devote.all of his time to the new enterprise after having spent 15 years farming 783 acres of land near Luxora. Aquatic Mammal Answer to Previous Puzzle the Scarlet Pimpernel." Carter has written the music—and Frankie Lame the lyrics—lor a song titled. "Christmas Is a Happy Time." It'll lie out iti December, natch. ... Ed Wynn Is alter Barba Brit- tou for his new TV show alter ihe completes "Champagne for Caesar." Flasher, who Is on the staff of the "Columbus Citizen" of Colum bus, O. Mary wrote a nice little bridge book some tune ago, entitled "You Too Can Play Bridge. 1 ' She told me about today's hand which came up at the national tournament in Chicago. Mrs. Flasher was the declarer (North) and her partner was Dr. Louis Mark ol Columbus. Confirming a thought I have often expressed, Mrs. Flashe pointed out the Importance of the play of the (list trick. The careless play would be to win the first trick with the ace of diamonds in dummy. But ,if you stop to think and count your tricks, you can see that if declarer plays the ten ol diamond i on the first trick, and HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted aquatic mammal 7 It is also called a - ISThoroughfare. 14 Gilga mesh's servant i 5 Bind 16 Wipes 18 Cushion 19 Pronoun 20 Fastens 22 Goddess of the earth 23 Container 25 Is indebted 27 Unbleached 28 Portion 29 Preposition 30 "Smallest Slate" (ab.) 31 Niton (symbol) 32 Boy's nickname 33 It 'Is s - beast 35 Bird's home 38 Seaweed 39 Smell 40Ntw Lattn VERTICAL 1 Latin case 2 Pertaining lo grapes 3 Driving command 4 Atop 5 Bare 6 Microbe 1 Observed 8 Direction 9 Bachelor Of Art (ah.") 6ST DOROTHY COLLINS VI ARE S ^^NE fe 24 Timber tree 26 Wept 33 Treat 10 Head covering34 More 11 Wild ass unattractive 12 Broadest 36 Melamcre 17 That is .(ab.) 37 Exchanges 20 Disorders 42 Despise 21 Singing voices 43 Roman date 44 Verso (ab.) 45 Gaelic 46Slagger 40 Self-eslcem 51 Race course circuit 53 Advertisement (ab.) 55 Negative reply 41 Shakes 47 Parent 48 Expire 50 Worship 51 Cover 52 Envoy 54 Legislative body " 56 Eats away, as land 57 Runs away I

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