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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 21, 1949
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BtriHEVlLLE (ARK.? OOUBIEtt KTEW8 On Your Mark, Get Set... WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1949 BLWHEVILLB COURIER NEW! <xx ur Editor ____ . r Co. MOT Jfodt Chicago, Detroit. matter *t the pcnt- i at Kjrtbrnilla, Aifcuuax, undo act ol Coo- t, ItlT. (to* •OMCRIFT1QN RATES: ID UM ctt» ol Blytbevllle «r «nj '•iburtu tovn *hu» carrier «ervka li main- teiMd. 3*a per nek, a» 860 pet montb •r null, within • radius ol H mile* MAO pa for, *iOO for six conths, H.OO (or thre* momhi; » mil* *an* 110W per jemi -Meditations If ;• be ike (Wd of Utt and ebedtent, re *hall eat wL— Im&Uh 1:19. What good I see humbly I seek to do, And live obedient to the law, In trust That what will come, and must come, shal come well. —Edwin Arnold. Barbs When the Chinese are having tonj wars we should keep our shirts on. Reboot time reminds us <hal the inly teacher wko teat udxrpaM to experience. Put dancing with the modern youth usually finishes neck and neckin*. The Ohio cafe thst attend "all JOB can drink for ¥W9 doDsr»" eertaia); wasn't appealing to Icntch instincts. A Texas town staged a mother-in-law festival. Anything for > holiday. Taxpayers Hold Key Jo Future for Schools ' Taxec levied locally by patrons in .their respective school districts in Ar- Tc«na«» this yetr will have greater bearing on th« future for the district*, which m«an» the citizenship generaAr, than at •ny time in recent years. Hit initiated measure approved by the voten last November makes it pos- lible for school patrons to have the type of wheels they want and are willing to finance. Mississippi County school patrons lor year* have been on record as wanting the best which could be provided under restricting laws. The law, until it was changed in 1948, limited the electors to a. tax of 18 mills or less on the assessed valuation of real and personal property within the district. The 1948 law requires school directors to prepare and publish annual budgets for their respective districts and determine the millage rate needed lo finance operations under the recommended budgets. Teachers' salaries are a substantial part of everj' school budget thus to the voters is delegated the responsibility of determining whether the teachers are to receive a fair wage, or less. Under the old set-up, Arkansas ranked second lowest in the nation in per capita spending for education, which means that teachers' salaries have been low. The teachers' pay in many instances has been so low that school administrators have found it difficult to compete with commercial enterprises willing to pay salaries'highei than the schools under the old rule could afford. The new Arkansas school law removes the limitations on the tax levy, which gives school directors an opportunity to put before the electorate budgets which more nearly represent the needs of the individual dislricts. And with the needs of the district presented each year in the annual school elections it is up to the voters to place their stamp ol approval on the budgets and vote the necessary taxes. Failure to do this leaves the school districts in the same position in which they have struggled for years under handicaps. The new school law places a responsibility on the electorate to study school problems and act wisely on the matters placed in their hands. It means that the elector* c*n have just the kind of schools they want to finance. With new responsibilities in their hand*, it is imperative that the electors participate in the annual school election on September 27. Failure to use this authority haa a tendency to weaken our democratic form of government at the .roost vulnerable point, the local level. Reaping the Harvest The cost of war ii in tanks and and plane*; in «hipi sent to the ocean bottom; lives lo*t and limbs shattered on the battlefield; families disrupted, homes destroyed, starvation and poverty rim rampant. The cost is also in broken minds and in effects that come long aCter the fighting is over. We haven't a psychiatrist's report yet, but it'* likely that war broke the mind of the young Caniden, N. J., veteran who went berserk with a German Luger pistol the other day. The effect that came long after: death to 13 persons, whose only offense apparently waa in being in the young man's path that fatal moment four year* and four months after the end of th<5 war he knew in Eurojte. VIEWS OF OTHERS Stopgaps and After Tlie three-power- conference in Washington U getting down to specific remedies for the dollar crisis. Britain lias asked lor more leeway in use of Marshall plan dollars. Under present ECA rules, when she has need of a commodity she must buy It In the United States if it has oeen listed officially as surplus. But sonic farm prices, for instance, are kept at high levels by price supports despite surpluses. London has also made three other proposals which have been referred to committees for study. The first is for an Increase In American stockpiling purchase! from the sterling area. Con«n* slonal economy efforts had recently threatened general cuU in stock-piling. But increases can be supported by military as well as political arguments and this plan has a good chance of acceptance. A second proposal is for revising American customs regulation* to facilitate greater Import* of British goods. Many of these procedure* arc both antiquated and unreasonable. Some embody plain redtape boUierBomene&a. in others, the botii- er may have a purpose—to make all importing hard. They reflect a hangover fear of imports, which had more justification when the United States waa a debtor nation and Industrially weak. Reform here should reach not only to the rules but to the outgrown attitude many of them expreaa. A third proposal is for more American investments abroad. This might be encouraged by revaluation of some foreign currencies. But it also can be encouraged by things like government underwriting and publicity for investment opportunities. Efforts are already afoot under the Truman Point Four program to promote this means of easing the dollar shortage abroad and at the same time developing backward areas as better suppliers and markets. All of these plans are stopgaps and all together they won't fill the "dollar gap." They may be worth while as immediate palliatives. And the encouragement of American Investments abroad could ,lf developed, become also an Important long-range help,;;Thi3 part of the plan should be emphasized, for while stopgaps are necessary, they can become almost dangerous If they lead to any easy assumptions that the basic problem has been overcome. This fundamental task Is to exchange outgrown reliance on narrow nationalism for an adequate understanding of the value of, Indeed the necessity for, drastically greater unity—economic and political—among the free peoples. —CHRISTIAN SOJENCE MONITOR' SO THEY SAY Making money ou«ht to be able to do something for you other than teach you how to make money.—Arthur Louis Thexton, who renounced his »30,000-a-5Ear job to teach at les* than 15000 a year. * * * If the world is to more forward, morally and religiously, laymen must rely on not only the ministers, but must accept some responsibility ol leadership in the church themselves.—Vice President Alben W. Barkley. * * * Congress should get information from the people best fitted to testify rattier than being spoon fed and given white papers by the administration.—Sen. William P. Knowland <R>, Calil, referring lo the white paper on China. * * * Some have told me that I am proposing to put a lever under a rock which has stood in one place for a great many years. Well, oien, at my age, 1 cannot afford lo wait too long.—Oxtord'j Alexander Lindsay, proposing government kid to education. * * * Businessmen must not become frightened and pull In their horns. There Is nothing seriously wrong and public confidence is important.—Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer. * • * Well, Gloria (McLean) and I have the license now. I suess you'd say that's the "point ot no return."—Actor James Stewart, formerly Hollywood's "most eligible bachelor." * # * Our people will never be turned away trom their socialistic path by «ny power, no matter from which side it may come, nor can they be shaken or intimidated from firmly persisting in their itruggle for the freedom and integrity ol their socialistic homeland.—Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia. * * * If we c»n establish In this nation t 75-cents- an hour minimum wage, we will be putting a stronger floor under the economic structure winch, In my opinion, will contribute to avoiding another depression.—Secretary of Labor Maurice J. Tooin. Success of Pound Devaluation Rests With Britain's Workers ( PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook German Scientist Gets V-2 Rocket Idea From Watching Small Boys Play (Peter Edson •* en vacation.) WASHINGTON (NEA) — Due to! military security regulations some of the details of the following; story cannot be revealed. It involves the Inventor of the German V-2 weapon, the Incredible manner In which he stumbled onto the idea, his work on its Initial development and finally Hitler's part In the project. The man i& now in the United States, working for Uncle Sam. At j least he was in the U.S. up until j early this summer when a security cloak wa* suddenly thrown around him—after it was discovered that his part in creating the .V-2 wa* known outside of tight official circles. Military regulations governing reports on a German scientist brought here for work on military project* say that his name can't be used if it might Injure his family or relatives bock In Europe, and that any classified work he is doing can't be discussed. This German scientist is working on classified projects. Thus, where he ia employed now or what he Is doing can't be told. He does have relatives in Europe who might possibly be injured If.Ms proper name is revealed, so for purposes of this story a fictitious one. Hans, will be used. So much for security regulations. Mere Is his story: In the early part of 1935 Hans was a struggling young physics instructor and father of a healthy ,-oung boy. One of his son's favorite games consisted of whittling a point on a straight stick of wood and throwing It into the ground to see how many times he could make It stand upright. Hans* son and the Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EOwta t. Jordan, M. D. Written far NEA Service Neuritis means an Inflammation of a nerve or of nerves which is accompanied by pain and tenderness, disturbances of feeling or sensation, and a certain amount of muscular wasting. Neuralgia merely means tht there U pain In the nerve or nerves usually without the presence of Inflammation. Because either neuritis or neural—-^ gla can come from many different diseases or conditions, the problem Is always to try to find the cause In each case. They are, lor example, fairly frequent in diabetes, especially If the rendition has not been controlled by suitable diet or insulin. Nerve pains can come from vitamin deficiency, especially the lack of vitamin B-l. One type of neuritis Is common among the victims of chronic alcoholism. Replace Vitamin B-l Perhaps at least part of the reason for this Is that stjeh persons substitute ulcohol as a food in place of a properly balanced die*, containing enough vitamin B-l. Whether this is true or not, this type of neuritis can be much Improved or even relieved entirely in many cases by giving enough of this vitamin. Except in the simple cases neuritis and neuralgia are often difficult to treat satisfactorily. In some cases the pain Is so severe and so long-lasting that human nature is strained to the uttermost to stand it. Relief has sometimes been ob- tajiied by killing the nerve by injecting alcohol or by cutting the involved nerve surgically. Of course, this does not get at the bottom of the trouble but it is occasionally necessary to bring relief from intolerable pain. . • . Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual question from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently isked questions In' his column. neighbor kids used to play this ured out the thing on paper as far game for hours and they all became quite skilled at Jt. Curiosity Aroused One day as Hans was watching a particularly spirited session he decided that a round, pointed, straight piece of wood had certain unusual aerodynamic properties. It aroused his scientific curiosity and he began making some tests. First he cut a smooth version of the toy. ITe fixed it so he could put rod through it and still have it swing free on one plane. With this arrange/nent he got in hh car and drove down the road, the pointed stick out of the car window on the rod. As he drove faster the stick tended to plane out and point straight into the wind. At this point Hans had no idea what this gadget was leading to. It was Just a. sort of new idea in aerodynamics that interested him. He continued his automobile testing and finally worked up to a stick with fins. This activity took place over a period of several months. Sometimes he would'/orget about it for av,'hile. But the idea intrigued him and he kept going back to it. He finally decided that he had gone as far as he could with his crude experiments of driving along the road with his model stuck out of the window. He took the whole project into the school's laboratory where he taught. It was at this stage that the missile or weapon idea was born in connection with his collection of pointed pieces of wood. Hans interested a couple ol other instructors at the school in his unusual project and it became a sort of hobby for'all of them. They fig- as they couM, but were stymied by .he lack of a good wind tunnel. But by the time war loomed this group a! young scientists had the idea of rocket-like mliElle pretty well thought out in theory. Tfcey agreed that the only way they could go any further in their study was to experiment in a fast wind tunnel, the likes of which had never been built. They went so far to draw up some -specifications what kind of a tunnel they would 1 have to have. It was so big and new In design that only their government could afford to build it. Hans and his fellow scientists realized this and decided to see what could be done to get funds. As Hans laid out his theory for the revolutionary missile before succeeding German army officers, interest mounted in the Idea. News of It got to Hitler and he sent for Hans. Kans sold him a full bill of goods. Hitler gave Hans unlimited money, men and materials to start the tunnel. It was built, and worked. The tests made possible by the new tunnel proved that a pointed stick with fins was a brand new weapon. The rest of the story is on the open record.. Many minds other than Hans' contributed much to the final V-2. In fact he sort of got last in the later stages of the project, when attention was centered on trying to find some satisfactory electronic device to actually guide the missile in flight. And that is how one of the deadliest weapons in history, destined to revolutionize warfare, came to be born from a child's toy. QUESTION: Will eating a lot o! sugar candies and sweet stuff in the home cause sugar diabetes in children and adults? ANSWER: People who are overweight and eat excessive quantities of sweets and starches are more likely to develop diaheies than others. They do not always do so, however, rind it is probably Incorrect to say that such eating actually causes diabetes. IN HOLLYWOOD By Enklne Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Holly- wod has Joined the FCC and Fred Allen in the wi:r on radio giveaway shows with the $43,000,000 story, if we question. \ve'll do it." The whole give-away business Is being crucified in a movie, now before the cameras, titled "Champagne for Caesaar." Ronald Colemnn Is the star, play- Ing the role of an adult Quiz Kid who knows the answers to everything but who can't get a job. So he turns up as a contestant on one of those double-or-nothing shows with a legal loophole—as long as he can answer the questions correctly the sponsor has to go on doubling the money. By the time Coleman gets to the »43,000.000 question, the show's sponsor—penny-pinching sonp Tycoon Vincent Price—Is ready to blow his brains out. But there's a trick ending, too goorf lo reveal here. All I'll tell you is that there's a girl in the plot. Her name is Celeste Hotm. And you know how attractive Celeste is. Whos' Cuesar? Thai's Colman'i pel parrot, who V»ves champagne. Colman fonnd him tn the (ratter one night anil the parrot drinks more in the picture than Ray MiUnd did in "The lost Weekend." As you can see, it's whamsy whimsy. Colman is doing the ptclure, as usual, on a percentage basis with a small token salary. When Holly wood producers scream that star salaries »re too high, they're not yelling about Colman. If a Co!m»n picture makes money, he makes money. If It lays an egg, he gets the shell. Need The Right Story I asked him if he and Jack Ben- > ny had ever thought of co-starring I In a movie, along with Mrs. Colman and Mary, »s a result of all the Colman guest appearances on ;he Benny airshow. "Many times," he said. "But we haven't been able to find the rlghi; find the right story. Beards are coming back aSllg witli old songs and vaudeville and, as Burl Ives says: "Every man should try one. They grow on you." Burl, ballad singer, goat fancier, actor and author, grew a beard two years ago and says he'll never DC without one again. For several reasons. If fits his wayfaring character and "it keeps me from beVg too good-natured." Like fhe (ime four drunks heckled him in -\ night club. "I >ust looked through >ni," he said, "but I never could have cionr it without my brard. Burl described this beard as a "modified Lord Tennyson frizz." He says he auditioned hundreds of beards, at Max Factor's and in books, before deciding on one that suited his personality. There was. talk that he might have to shave it off for his role In the movie, "Sierra." Burla made it plain that he wouldn't play the part without the beard. The studio said okay. Burl must be making Orson Welles terribly jealous these days. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. MeKenney America's Card Authority Wrilftn for NEA Service Here Is a f^esson On How Not to Bid I know that many of you have read some of the hands I have written up about John Well of 75 Years Ago In Bivtfievit/e— Dr. Joe Beasley left today for New Orleans where he will again attend Tul&ne University. He spent the summer in this clby where he was connected with the Blytheville hospital. Mrs. Vinton Bass, and daughter, Barbara, have returned from a visit with relatives in Walnut Ridge. Jeff Roland is in St. Louis buying for tbe Bootery. Milton Allenberg of Memphis in the city today on tusiness. Hy DeWltf MaeKc..zie (AP Forritn Affairs Analjrf) When the pundits have got through speculating on how En». land is going to fare with her devalued pound sterling, the matter likely will be settled by the British worklngman and his missus In debate over tankards of 'arf-and-'nrf at their cluj, which Is the local pub. The '---ess or failure of this daring experiment In devaluation of the national currency rests on the sturdy shoulders of the folk who rim machines or delve in mines or taskr which enlltl"- them to the rank of "workers." They can make perform the hundred and one other or break the garible by the simple expedient of turning thumbs up or turning them down. The point Is this: the experts expect the devaluation of the pound to result in a rise in the cost of England's living—how much nobody can forsce. If there Is an increaj», it will be because essential suppiflpl purchased from America will cost more in pounds, shlllinos and pence. T; ' cost will be reflected in the price of things sold over the counter in England. Alre- J v the price of bread is to be raised 3 rents R loaf and the average Briton cais a lot of it. Now the British worker has been struggling with austerity of living since war days, and his stomach Is full of that. He was calling for higher wages even before the de- •nhmllon of the pound, and an ncrease in costs might be expected 0 result in fresh demands for more pay. That could mean strikes which vould curtain the all-- jentlal production. Sir Stafford Cripps, chancellor of he exchequer, has made It clear hat the government intends fo lold down wages whether the cost of living increases or not. British newspaper editorials In- fst that there must be no. demands for higher wages to counterbalance any increase 'n the cost 01 living. They agree that this would nullify the cuts In the prices if British exports—cuts which de- .'alurttion of the pound seeks to iecure. Britain's Socialist government Li In a tough spot. In having thus o hold ov.t the likelihood of fur- her tightening of belts. Well, the government has issur^ ts edict: further austerity and rtP increases in wages. Success or failure no wrests largely with labor, If the worker should refuse to accept this decision, and should cur:ail production by striking for n'gher wages", the government's bid 'or relief through devaluation would go down the drain. His decision will be awaited with real concern, though not necessarily with pessimism,' for the British art sturdy folk in the face of adversity. Jew York Ciby. He has a dry sense 'f humor. When he gave me today's land, he said, "There should be a aw against getting into this kind 3f a contract, and then making It." ie also said, "When you publish his hand, lell your readers that it *AQJS. » AQ62 + A Tournament— Neither vul. Sooth. 2* 3V 4 » 6 » West Pass Pass Pass Fra North 2N.T. 3N.T. 5 » Pass Opening—^K East Pass Pass Pass Pas» Zl Anti-British Propaganda From U.S. Gets in Somalia MOGADISCIO, Somalia — W) — Anti-British propaganda — apparently coming from the Unitec States — Is widely spread in the former Italian colony of Somalia An unidentified wireless station that purports to be North American spreads d-P~ news bulletins in Somali, inciting the populace to revolt against their present rulers Hundreds of copies of Italian written pamphlets with a "printed ii the U.S." label have been mailec to leaders o* Somali tribes. Somali Chieftain Abdullah: Issa who signed the pamphlet, thank; Allah "for having succeeded in de stroying the hateful and venomou: project submitted to the U. N. Gen eral Assembly by Oreat Britain famous for Its imperialistic and egoistic projects. "This project suggested that Somalia be returned to Italy." Grassland in Bad Shape Says Forestry Professor BERKELEY, Calif. — (fl>) — The earth's land area is 30 per cent grassland, says Dr. Arthur W. Sampson, University of California professor of forestry. And much of this area has been devasted by poor grazing practices, he says. He pictures large parts of Africa, Spain, Greece, India and Palestine as wrecked by such practices. In the United States he estimates that existing range Is producing at only 52 per cent of its original capacity and that 55 per cent of the ran has less than half of its capacity. Good range should have a dense stand of perennial grass, he says. Australian Town Gets I Cold or Boiling Water ^ SYDNEY, Australia r-W)— Longreach, Queensland. Australia, has hot, and cold vater from nature. The cold water is pumped from the Thompson Ri"er three miles away; the hot comes by dee? bores frcim an underground artesian basin. It reaches the borehead practically it boiling point. Hob-nobbing actually means touching glasses together when drinking. t is a lesson on how a hand should not bo bid." However, Well proved that even though you get iut? an impossible contract, you should not give up. He won the opening lead of the king of clubs with the ace. cashed the ace of hearts and ruffed the six of hearts in dummy with the four of diamonds. He led the deuce of spades from dummy and finessed the jack, then cashed the king of hearts, discarding a spade from dummy. He played the ace of spades and ruffed the five oi spades In dummy with the five ol diamonds. The eight of diamonds was played and the queen finessed When tl.fs held the trick, Wei cashed the ace of diamonds, then led a small diamond and East anc West both followed. Now regardless of what East returned, Johnn; had the balance of the tricks. Off the Island of Mindanao m the Philinpines fie ocean Is .the deepest^35,500 feet. 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