The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1950 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 24, 1950
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BT,TTHKvrU,E (AnK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1950 TUB ULYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW* THE COURIER NEWS CO. H w RAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HA1NES, AMliUnt Publish* A A. PREDRICKSON. AisocUU Editor PAUL D HUMAN, Ad»erti«int Bole NitlonaJ Advertising Wallace Witmer Co, New York. Chle*«o Detroit AllinU. Memphis. _ ^ entered u tecond clan matter at the po«- •fftc* at BlythevUle. Arkaoau. under act at Con, October < 1*17 Member ol Tbe Auoclated Preat SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID the city ol Blythevlll* ot an) auburban town where carrier service It maintained, 20c per week, or &Sc per month Bj mail, within a radius of 50 mlle» $4.00 pet rear, $2.00 for si* months. $1.00 for three montba: bj mall outside SO mil* aone. (10.00 per feai payable In adrance Meditations He shall enter Into peace: they shall r*»* ta their beds, nth one walking in hit iprifhlneaa. —Itaiih 57.2. * • • •We should carry up our affections to the mansions prepared (or us above where eternity U the measure, felicity the state angels the company Ihe Lamb'the light, and God the Inheritance and portion of His people forever. —Jeremy Taylor Barbs . A man In New York said he took his daughter out of school because she was too pretty. Is that how we get those beautiful, but dumb gals? Isn't there «ome less danferoui way *Ute legislature* can prove they're earning their money than by enacting »o many laws. '*.*** A bigamist was put on the broom and mop squad in an Ohio jail. Ah, just like home! The world's oldest Fairr tale wa§ wrilien orer MOO years ago, *aj» a writer. It must b« that on* about a husband .working late at the office, • # » Taxi drivers In'* Pennsylvania town were ordered to wear white collars. About the only one who doesn't have to wear one these days i« tt» white-collar man. Congress Stuck in Middle; Slows Down Legislative Mill - • Lawmaking; in this country has reach- ''ed ; Ji curious impasse. The Democrats keep their hold on 'the presidency and gain a substantial margin of control in both House and Senate. Yet they find themselves un' able tp carry out the chief planks of the go-called Fair Deal program that presumably helped them get elected. The Republicans, on the other hand, battle vainly to recapture the White , House, see Congress slip from their •jrrasp after a'brief twoyear command, arid havs trouble formulating a salable program. Still they are able in coalition with conservative Democrats, to block the passage of President Truman's major domestic proposals. The clear result is a pitifully small amount of constructive legislation enacted. Last year a public housing bill and a 75-cents-an-hour minimum wage bill made the grade in the social welfare field. Housing would not have passed without the aid of liberal and big-city Republican elements. Congress also approved a farm price support measure that may prove more of a curse than a blessing to all concerned. What about 1950?.Thus far federal oleomargarine taxes have been repealed and another farm bill has been adopted which further complicates the future of agricultural price supports. Though he signed it, this measure was not to the President's liking. Mr. Truman and hs legislative chieftains have now mapped out the program for the remainder of this session. It calls for wider social security coverage, revision of excise taxes downward, continuance of rent control, more borrowing power for the Commodity Credit Corporation, and a fair employment practices commission. FEPC is probably doomed to die before a Senate filibuster. Extension of rent control is questionable, and excise (ax revision may not take a pattern pleasing to Mr. Truman. Broader social security and more borrowing power lor CCC should get through. Not a very impressive score when set against the 1948 promises of Taft- Hartlcy repeal, national health insur ancc, federal aid to education, federal power extension, tax legislation to meet the budget deficit, higher unemployment compensation, broad civil rights legislation. Normally the majorty loses strength ' In Congress at elections between presi- . dciitial years. If that happens to Hit Democrat! thi* year, they'll hardly hav» a better chance of enacting, th* bulk of their program in 1951 and 1952. Even if they hold present margins, what reason is there to believe they'll fare better on the next try ? Only g big gain in the proportion of Fair Deal Democrats would markedly improve their prospects And no one is now predicting that. Nor doe* anyone foresee a smashing GOP victory that , would be favorable to whatever program the Republicans may devise. • On many critical domestic issues, Congress therefore seems stuck on dead center. Neither party appears able to . jro forward as it wishes; it is confined to making very limited progress or merely to thwarting the ams of its opposition. This performance is hardly democracy at its most effectve. 'Pockerbook' Politics Noting the trend toward smaller photograph records and less-than-pocket- size magazines, some Republicans have decided maybe one way to win a bigger slice of the vote market is to follow suit. So now we have a 99-word capsule containing what purports to be the distilled essence of the 1950-word party policy statement issued by the GOP high command some time back. Just to show you how the squeeze was applied, the digesters took a 400- word pronouncement on the subject of '.'liberty vs. socialism" and pressed it down to a mere four words. Wouldn't it be wonderful if this idea caught on among politicians generally? Imagine a political rally, for example, with two 10-minute speeches. Looks like the Republicans really have something here. Views of Others Strictly Tinsel It happened, in New York, during the Easter parade. The usual exhibitionists, from many walk* of lile—from the ranks of t'hi "socialites," the professional models, the night club crooners- together with their clipped, perfumed, arid sometime* bonneted dogs, 'showed up along Fifth Avcmw where it skirts Central Park. Where, • la>, the radio and television people were wilting. •'•• ; ; . ••' ' '• : '' • • - ; •"• •;•• • Some of the dogs were Interviewed along with their owners. Nothing like this in Paris, said a French stylist (Into a microphone). Nothing like this In London, quoth a British actress. "Thii is strictly American," declaimed th« announcer, "strictly American." ' . "That's.a Mel" boomed a man In the crowd. He had a twang In his^ voice and mud on hli shoes, and for our j part, we wish a million million people in Europe and Asia, and another hundred million in the United States could hav» heard him. "There aint no such animals like that in Memphis and. Litti* Rock, and I'll betcha," said ha, Tt's just strictly Fifth Avenue." His, whether he knew it or not, for that moment was the "Voice of 'America." Not because Memphis and Little Rock are America and New York and even Fifth Avenue ire not. But because not one of them is America, taken by itself. Because each Is only one of Innumerable ingredients that, melted down and stirred together, make the American civilization that most Americans know. Because Americana should protest, and in their better moments Intuitively do protest, whenever some showy tinsel, some extravagant excresence of material prosperity, is paraded before the world as typical of their nation. The trouble Is, they do not shout the truth as loudly, as persistently, or as vividly as movies, radio, and "comic" books shout the sham. Our thanks to the man from Arkansas He wasn't polite. And the purists may frown at his diction. But what he said will strike a responsive chord, we would venture, from Great Palis to Little Rock, from Amsterdam to Calcutta, and back to—Fifth Avenue itself. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Bargain Day So They Say Fortunately the secretary of state needs no defense from me. No one who knows his extraordinary record of able and distinguished public service can believe that he Is in any danger irom these little men.—GOP Slatsman Henry stimson, former Secretary of State. • * * Most businessmen now realize that they cannot conduct their businesses in disregard of the interest or wishes or their workers.—Commcrct Secretary Charles W. Sawyer * * * 1 have no reservations or doubts concerning the loyalty of officials at the lop level In the State Department. If I had, 1 would not now associate myself with them.—John Foster Dulles. foreign policy adviser to Stale Department. » • • As of this dale, the civil defense of our people from atomic attack seems to be nothing mor» than a buck-passing operation of the firsl magnitude between top federal agencies.—Mayor Elmer E. Robinson of San Francisco. » , • • Little do people realize that Europe's preservation Is In the Interests of Ihe whole world—West German Chancellor Dr. Konrad Adenauer, ' Peter Edson's Washington Columr Policy of'Playing-with-Peron* Could Alienate Latin America WASHINGTON— (NBA)—A new U. S. policy on the Argentine is gradually emerging, and It Is headed for serious controversy. The Idea up to now has been that the United States should have no truck with the government of President Juan Peron until it puts through some much-needed reforms. These'Include the granting of more political freedom,"establishment of more •civil'liberties and guarantee of "more-freedom for the press. It is.not, just that." TJ. S. corres ondents have' been"- censored and kicked out "of-the ountry. La Prena n d Nation, wo of the leading Buenos Aires icwspapera which lave been critical f Peron's. administration, have taken an awful beating from gov- rnment - regula- Ion. • EDSON The Peron' government has been iretty rough on American business nterests in the Argentine—particularly U. S. airlines and packing Latin-America. It, could lower Am- half. But further reduction will be companies. There has been some slight evidence of a change In sentiment In recent weeks, but no firm guarantees. For the United States to consider any deals with Peron before he corrects all these conditions. It is held, is to commit this government to a double standard of morals. The U. S. has not condoned antidemocratic practices in either Nationalist China, the .iron curtain countries or Franco Spain. To overlook such behavior In the Argentine would not be good policy, nor would it be consistent. .The plnce where It might lead to most trouble would be in.the other Latin-American republics. The United States has In effect been telling these other governments they could expect no co-operation If they behaved like Peron. If this government now reversed itself and started bolstering up the Peron government, it could easily lead the othei American governments to say, "The way to get help from the United States is to go broke and to be disagreeable." Playing with Peron now might alienate every liberal clement In War Writers Lose In French Strike _...,... ,„.,,,- ., by saying It was C3.H.Q., which de.»£ i ..,!.. . scribed the affair as a "strike." Wi AP Foreign Aff»lr. An.lysl sevcn |ns(sted tllat we wouldn . t ^ Probably Hie only "strike" by war so undignified as to strike. W« orrespondenls ever recorded was ncrely were ceasing to write becaust nglneered by the "Big Seven" who 'ere attached to British General leadquarters In France during Vorld War I. 1 should qualify that statement The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. I), Written for NEA Service More nosebleeds come from an Injury than from anything else, small ulcers can appear in the nose and, f they burrow close to or into small blood vessel, bleeding will occur which may be difficult to stop. Picking or scratching in the Inside of the nose and objects placed In the nose, particularly by children, are other causes of nosebleeds which deserve to be investigated and corrected. Growing children quite often lave nosebleeds from time to time. These are believed to appear in delicate children more often than la the strong and vigorous. It is question whether these nosebleeds in growing children are serious enough to require treatment, since most of them without treatment stop in a few months or years. There Is a family form of nosebleed which is sometimes found in several generations. This condition is caused by enlarged blood vessels in the ncse which frequently rupture and result in nosebleeds at all too frequent Intervals. Another Important cause of nose bleeds are several blood diseases. When the blood does not clot properly, bleeding is particularly likely to show up in various openings of the body Including the nose. In fact, nosebleed may be the first sign of the bleeding disease, Some people gel a nosebleed merely by going to high altitudes in others violent exertions wil bring on bleeding, acute infections are frequently at fault, and there are other te: , such IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jonnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Exclusively yours: It's now definite that reta Garbo has vetoed the Wal- ,er Wanger production of "Lover an d Friend'' for which sh e drew t2I»,OQO In salary last year. Garbo's choice now u John Ford's "The Mother." . . . Merle Oberon's leaKh has her pals worried. Understand her medicos permitted her to make "Pardon =My French" with Paul Henreid only on condition that she would take to bed each day when shooting was completed. * • * Ava Gardner hits Paris for a three-month whirl after she flushes "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman" opposite James Mason in Spain. A certain gent hopes Lo Join her there. ' • * • Alan Ladd, on location in Arizona for "Branded/ 1 says he spoiled this sign on a little r.nlonn In Miami, Ariz: "ALWAYS RUM FOR ONE MORE." Ily popcorn available to supply the neds of U. S. movie houses this year." Goody, goody. • * * Bruce Bennet's first motion picture, "Olympic Champ," filmed in erEcan prestige all over the world would be good propaganda for Con munist agitators in Latin-America. Some Feel Peron Regime May Collapse The good government of neighboring Chile, which has co-operated with the United States In many ways, could view U.S. aid lo the Argentine with complete misgivings. Brazil also might be terribly annoyed, Brazil fears or Is at least suspicious of the Argentine. Uruguay has negotiated u model trade agreement with the United States- For the United .States to turn now to saving the Argentine might well be considered abandonment of old and>, true friends. There Is some belter that U left to its own devices, the Peron government might collapse. It is del- inttely in trouble. After the war, Che Argentine government, in control of all its foreign trade, piled up dollar debts in the United States of over $200,000,000. This unfavorable trade ba>- difficult, unless the United States ance has now been reduced by helps. These are some of the main rca- See EDSON on I'agc 12 when you'are declarer. One player found this out the hard way in a recent team match. When this hand was played in a team match, the bidding was the same at both tables. In both rooms, the \vest player opened the queen of hearts. The defenders rattled off three heart tricks and then shifted to clubs. Declarer was in, and It was up to ve needed a rest. But whether you sail It a strike or a cessation of abor, it provided some Interesting level opments, The show was staged In n 1918 Our headquarters c Ive British and two American correspondents. Among us we served virtually the entire world with the all-important news of the fighting along the British and Belgian fronts. We were the favored few, strictly limited ill number throughout most of the war, to whom G.H.Q., laid bare all secrets. I mean that literally. We knew more Intimate de- .ails of what was going on, and what was projected, than did anybody outside the commander-In- chief and his chosen council afc G.H.Q. Task Was Hard Our task was no light one. Upon us devolved the responsibility not only of recording this momentous jiistory accurately but of Interpret: " it correctly to. readers throughout the universe. Tt was a tough ' Job, and anything which added to our difficulties was a matter ol vital Importance to us. There was in control of our department a G.H.Q. colonel whose activities were hampering our work. Numerous complaints from our headquarters failed to better conditions, and so we decided to tak« matters into our own hands. We requested the officer in Immediate command of our headquarters— the late Lt. Col. John Faunthorpe, who was much beloved, by all of us— to represent this ultimatum to G.H.Q.: Our healths were bad; we n rest from writing, and w/ going to take it. ' * Shoved His Monocle Well, Faunthorpe shoved monocle into his eye and there his as tuberculosis, ulcers In the nose itself, and chemical poisoning. High blood pressure may be associated with extensive nose bleed ing. In .such patients bleeding ma^ last a long time and be extremely difficult to .stop. It Is a question li such cases, however, as to whethe the nosebleed is not nature's way or relieving some of the pressure it the blood vessels. Often Quelled Easily Most nosebleeds .can be and are rapidly checked. Methods commonly used include pressure on the upper lip, the application of cold to the back of the neck, and the insertion of a little ;-.cotton Into the nostril itself. Rest in a 'position halfway between siting and lying, accompanied by muscular relaxation stops most nosebleeds rather rapidly. In severe cases it may bs necessary to cauterize or pack the region around the blood vessels In the nose from which the blood Is escaping. In spite of all these possibilities, most people have occasional nosebleeds which are not of any serious .significance and which do not require any complicated treatment. him to take the rest of the tricks. In the first room, South's first An independent IMlywood pholo sen-ice lensed dozens of snots of Betty Hut ton and Bob Sterling on a Charleston spree and is peddling, them under the title, "Merry Wi'- j flow." . . . Broderick Crawford aching to star In "G«s the Great," a carnival yarn owned by 1>I. lie (old me: "I'm jolny to ride herd on Columbia until the studio buys it for me." . . . Blonde Ixila Alliriehl halted her eyelashes when I asked her when the weddlnp brlls would rint for her and Jack Carson. "I can't say anything," Lola blushed. "It will be a whole year before Jack's divorce is final." Substitution Valli and her husband, Oscar dc Mejo, have switched the name of their new son. now four and a half weeks old. from Paul to Lawrence. Says Valll: "We just chungcd our minds." . . . Barbara Stanwyck's going to be careful about swinging into a brisk Charleston from now on. An old back injury *s acting up. . . . The fnsc burned out on the Franchot Tone-Diana Garrett romance. She's dating someone else. . . . What goes with Jane Wyman and Ronald Reagan? They've been having quiet dinner dates at the Marquis on the Sunset Strip. • • * Another crisis for Hollywood. Film Daily, A trade naoer, rejiorl 1934, when he was still Herman Brix, the Olympic shot-putting champ, is having a revival on television. It wns also Joan Fontaine's first movie—and one she'll never' forget. It almost cost Joan her life. As Bruce remembers: • "We were nn location and an- olher actor. Reed House, picked un a heavy rock between scenes, took a comicat stance and tossed it with Ihe crack^ 'Is this how you shot- put?' Just then Joan darted in the path of the rock. It struck her on j the hark of the hrart and knocked \ her unconscious. T rushed to her. flunking she was dead. IHoort sptal- Irrcd all nvcr me. \Vr rushed her (O a hospital but the next day she was hack working." | I Air-Mindcd j I Jon Hill's flying club, the Clover Leaf Fliers, has organized ^ series of UIPKS week-end flights fo/ ILs entire fleet of 18 aircraft. . . - step was to lead the queen of All Vic Mature will say about the spades. VAist covered with the king. j new home he's building in Brei'l- , and dummy won with tlu ace. wood is: "On a clear day Til be able [ still feeling pleased with the snc- to see Xavier Cugat's swimming cess of the trump finesse, declarer *K >Q J 10 * 8 74 3 A 10865 2 A A 52 V K75 • KQJ62 + Q9 fj W E S Dealer 21 A9863 * A 9 8 2 * 1095 + 73 4QJ1074 South 1 A 2* Pass VG43 » A *AKJ.l Both vu!. West North East Pass 2 » Pass P.iss 4 * Pass Pnss 15 Years Ago Today Miss Leon Callicot, leader of the program of the music department cl the Woman's club Wednesday afternoon at the club house, will present orchestra music. Bobbie Herrick will play a cornet solo, Amy Ruth Morris and Bonnie Jean Buchanan will play a violin duet, Mrs. Staurt H. Salmon, vloltn- ist Roscoc Morris, celloist, and Miss Callicot, pi must, will play a selection 'and Bonnie Jean Buchanan, who won second honors in the violin contest of the Northeast Arkansas high school meet at Jonesboro Saturday, will conclude- the program with her contest selection. Mrs W. E. McFarland, of New York City, is the house guest of i Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Simmons for everal days. a funny little smile tugging at the corners of his mouth. However, he treated the affair very seriously, as indeed the occasion warranted. We were serious enough, although It should be added that we were perfectly certain our demand would b« met and we shouldn't have to stop writing. Faunthorpe telephoned our message from our temporary headquarters at Cassel to G.H.Q., a considerable distance away. The,Brigadier general of Intelligence arrived at Cassel as quickly as a fast car could make the run, and he rushed ^ into our quarters with stern face. The B.G.I, demanded to know what we meant by striking. We said nothing was further from our minds; we were taking a rest. He choked over that but we stood our ground and he shifted to ask why we were adopting this attltu^ Objections Listed <J|| i - Philip Gibbs (now Sir FhfllpX famous novelist and journalist, took the floor. He told the BiG.I. in crisp terms that we objected to the regulations of the colonel at G.H.Q. Then he added a few home truths, and T shall never forget the look on the B.G.I.'s face as Gibbs talked. " We wish, s ir," sa id Gibb s, "to call'your attention to the fact that we are military experts. We'know our Jobs. We know more about this war than most officers connected with It. We insist, sir, that we cannot have our work hampered by anyone." "What do you suggest?" asked the general of the correspondents. We replied that we wanted our department taken from under control of the colonel to-whom we ob- pool." Don't hold your breath until such Warner cutics as Doris Day, Pat Neat and Ruth Roman hit the na- Icd another trump from dummy. East played the six, nurt South played the jack. When West failed to follow suit. South moaned and groaned. East was sure to win trump trick, which would set I the contract. j When the match was over, the gave us 1 luckless South player of the firsl lion's BIJous looking like the flat- chested, snake - hipped glamour bales of the Roaring Twenties. Designer Leah Rhodes _,„,, the latest flash from the sewing I ro °ni discovered how four spades machine lickertape on Hollywood , had been made 'n' the other room. and the grass blade lo^k. Says Leah: | The other declarer had, after 'The styles may he the same,' gaining the lead, led the ten of 1ml what's underneath is different, spades Instead of the queen. In the first room, when the spade queen was led, West's plaj of the king did not reveal the complete ..trump situation. In the second room, when the ten was led West's play of the king told the •whole story. West would have played a small trump if he had been able to, because he would hope that his partner had a trtini] honor. When West played the king on the ten t declarer won with dum I mean the iindertrimmin^s—bras See HOLLYWOOD on I'a'ge 12 • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By Oswald .Tarnby Written for NE.\ Service ' Defensive Leads Can Backfire \ The habits you form In defensive jected. "Very well, gentlemen." said the B.G.I. "You \vin. I will take charge of your department myself." AU of which wns very satisfactory. We told - the general our hca I His ha d Improve d and we thought that, after all, we could struggle on with the writing. He gave us a wintry smile and departed. The B.G.T., was as good as his word. He took over our department —and one of his first moves was to transfer our beloved Faunthorp to other work. That was our ishment for "striking." National Flag Previous Puzzlft my's Bnst ace and returned a trump, played the six, and South confidently finessed the seven The "Ther« will not be enough qual-1 play an not necessarily helpful I rest, of course, was quite easy. HORIZONTAL I Depicted Is the flag ot—— 7 This nation produces much 13 Shuns 14 Soviet river 15 Kind of muffin 16 Musical exercise 18 Adept 19 Danish coin . 20 Male parents 21 Posed 22 Esker 23 Italian river 24 Trim 27 Nobleman 29 Proceed 30 Hypothetical force 31 Giant king of Bashan 32 Earth goddess 33 Its Capital ii 35 Burden 38 It is • the Baltic sea 39 Sodium (symbol) 40 Employ 42 Othcrwis< 47 Container 48 Aggregate 49 Prison 50 Greek goddess 51 Coarse herb 53 Obliterate! 55 Exhortation 56 Abhor VERTICAL 1 Pacific islands 2 Reluctant 3 Volume 4 Virginium (ab.) 5 Roman date 6 Italian city 7 Ocean movement 8 Angers 9 Mount (ab.) 10 Prejudice 11 Abscond 34 Guarantee 12 Orator 36 Old English 17 Chaldean city coins 25 Excited 37 Least 26 Robe of office deranged 27 Jumping stick 41 Prince 28 Adam's home 42 Pain (comb. 33 Stirs form) 43 Wild animal 44 Not (prefix) 45 Retired 46 Painful 47 Inferior 52 New Mexico (ab.) 54 Preposition

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