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BtXTHEVlLLB (ARK.)' COURIER NKWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER «, 1949 THJB BLYTHEVILLE COUBIEB NEWS ',•'-•.;;: v-,..:.T«« OOCJUl* HCW« CO. /'..... «. W. HAINES, PubUiher MKEB li VIBHQEFP CCUtar I FAPL P. HUMAN, AdTertirinj toll KtUooal AdTtrtUIn* WtlUe* Wltmer Co. N«w York, Chicago, Detroit, AUut*. Uemphli u iecond clau mtUt »t th* poet•Me* tt Blyth*ville, Arkaosu, uodtt tct ot Con- Oetotar », WIT. • tl'Tlm ot Tbc'AsMclaMd Pies* • , SUBSCRIPTION RATES: , By curler to the dty ot BlytbevlUc or mj , tuburbtn town when carrier service it maintained, 20o per week, 01 85c per month BT mall, within • radim oi SO miles (4.00 per, ye ur, 12.00 tor six months, $1.00 for three months; by. mail outside 60 mil* tone 1 10 00 per rear p*jabl« In advanc*. Meditations He (hat belleveth on me, as the scripture hath hald, out of hit bell; ihall flow rivers of living water.—John 7:38, » • * Faith Is.the, subtle chain Which binds us to the Infinite; the voice Of a deep life within, that will remain. Until we crowd it thence. —Elizabeth OaKes Smith. Barbs '• Carving is * lost art, says a writer. He should •Vart "reading the police news. A girl In Parii If foinx to marry a man she •hoi Ust fall. S«mi the tot (he cart before the bOTM. ' * » * Vbr, a^riea!' pack of fun, It isn't too late to load your vacation trunk. * , •- * * The radio may haye Us faults, but let's not to taa harsh. They don't broadcast a female 1m- An introduction hi trie flght ring li one tnlng » knockdown quite another. Arms Aid Program to Help Western Europe to Rebuild Thi two houses of Congress have agreed on $1,314,000,000 for 'arms aid " to' friendly countries. While this sum ii alightly less than the administration "originally asked, it represents a com- plete'yielding by the House,.which had voted only $869,505,000 this summer. Unquestionably the news that Rus- •ia ha* th« atomic bomb was the spur to quick action on a matter thai could have dragged on for days. ', The result is commendable, even though it was achieved under a sort of duress. It seems' unfortunate that so often Congress is moved to wise steps not' by gauging their wisdom but by responding, to threatening gestures from abroad. It Is conceded, for example, that it j would have been much more difficult— if not impossible—to have won approval of the Marshall Plan were it not for the 1948 Communist coup in Czechoslovakia/and the later Berlin blockade. ' Until President Truman's disclosure of Russia's atomic explosion, the House had been prepared to battle for the $580,000,000 cut it made in proposed military assistance to nations which have signed the North Atlantic Treaty. Now the larger Senate figure will prevail, and America's allies can take heart at a moment when they undoubtedly are more fearful than at any time since World War II ended. •That ?1,314,000,000 is hard proof to ' our,friends that we mean to back up our pledges in the Atlantic Pact with money and arms. If the purposes of this program are as they have been stated, the aid will enable allied countries to toughen their military core of resistance to internal Communist uprisings. 'i The assistance also will give them the strong initial boost they need to- ward'rebuilding their own armies gradually through the years—to the point where they may offer stout barriers to invasion from the outside. This present sum is not the whole story: America expects to provide more in future years, as a continuing stimulus to this rebuilding process and a repeated assurance that we will not desert our allies, if trouble comes. The arms aid program is no guarantee these nations will be able to stand off an aggressor until, our full .might - could be hurled'against him. But the United States nevertheless has extended far more than token aid to the non-Communist world and in so doing has given the defenders of free- ;.dom a tremendous lift. Let's Look Into This New violence has erupted on the picket lines at the Bell Aircraft plant in Buffalo, N. Y. This is only the latest of several outbreaks in a strike of mor« than three months' duration. ,.; So far as,we can learn, neither President Truman nor any other prominent. national .official has publicly deplored these disturbances. Yet the President and many others wore quick to voice their disgust at the Peekskill, N. Y., riot involving Communists and a loose alliance of misguided veterans and teenage hoodlums. Why are we so complacent about bloodshed on the picket lines? If violence is bad, it i s no less so at Buffalo than at Peekskill. How to Chase the Bribers Legitimate business Is now being strangled by the {low oj money trf the slot machines, crap tables, roulette wheels lucity jars, and houses of prostitution, our children are grow-' Ing up in in atmosphere where flouting o£ the Jaw Is art accepted thing. With this blast at commercialized law violation In Its county, the La Salle (111.) News-Tribune pledged itself to fight until the bribers and bribe-takers were put. out of business. Said the newspaper. "We are herewith raising a banner for all upright citizens to rally around." That Is local Journalistic leadership and It had Immediate results. The next day more than 100 commercialized gambling Joints in La Salle, Peru and Oglcsby did not open. What hapix?ned In La Ealle county can be repeated wherever there Is an editor who has the courage of his convictions, • —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Views of Others Search for Security Most of the reaction to the news that Russia has exploded ah atomic bomb has been healthy. So far there has been little appearance ot jitters. Rather has the news set off a land mine under complacent and cherished illusions ol safety in a supposed American monopoly, rhis has turned attention to other means oi obtaining security. This fresh search Is likely to take two directions: 1. Renewed efforts to gel agreement with Russia on International controls. This Invoivea reexploratlon In the United Nations of ways to set up effective inspection systems. We welcome this effort, but until the chasm of distrust 1» bridged this hope Is likely to prove us Illusory a* the belief in monopoly. 2. Attainment of such atomic superiority mat any temptation to aggression will be removed. This is likely to Involve a vastly steppcd-up military- program. Particularly will hew attention tie given to radar fences and Interceptor planes plus larger experimenting with guided missiles. Renewal of, the British-American-Canadian cooperation which originally produced-the bomb would be a logical consequence.,For any ato'mlc arms race will center on new gains, to keep ahead both In bomb stockpiles arid 'In 'experimentation. . . Both these efforts may be necessary, but neither holds any guarantee of security.'Military- measures mny show the larger short-range promise. The atomic .'scientists declared after Hiroshima and Nagasakijhat there could be no ef- fectlv defense againsjjthe A-bomb. But the military men are by no rmeans convinced that this Is an "absolute" weapon. The delivery problem Is a considerable one. The fear that saboteurs could carry bombs In suitcases and plant them In vital centers has been lessened by disclosures of bomb weights. So far a 10-ton truck would be required Co carry each "suitcase." Delivery/by plane is not nearly as simple as It sounds. The conditions that existed at Hiroshima and Nagasaki will not be duplicated where a country has radar and defending aircraft. Radar fences and guided missiles may make surprise attacks difficult. But the search for atomic security In military preparedness also has Its risks. For atomic security—could It. be attained—might still spell insecurity. Indeed, the spectacular A-bomb conlrt turn out to be the new Maginot Line. For wnilo attention centers on atomic war, move dangerous attacks may be developed. The full eflccts of germ warfare have not been disclosed, but The fact is that there may never be security more devastating and much cheaper than A- bombs. there Is a large chance that It will prove ooth of the kind Ihe nmnan mind seeks. Real security Is spiritual and mental. Humanity may continue to search for It in physical forms, and we must respect honest striving. But Pearl Harbor should have proved that mental alertness Is more essential than weapons. Today a failure In human relations, In wisdom and Justice, could torpedo American prosperity—and security. Even ,atom!c development may be advanced more by three- power cooperation than by tnrce-powcr distrust and duplication. The western democracies will find their most practicable security In mutual understanding and brotherhood. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY On With the Race Communist-Dominated German State Projected by Russians By DeWM Mi'eKeiule AP Foreign Affaln AnaW Russia shows signs, of being about to create a new, Communlst-dom Inated German stab out of her Eastern Zont of Occupation u'liv. Berlin as its capital. • ' »"» Tills will be calculated to offset (he German republic recently es tabllshed at Bonn by the tii.,1 Western zones under guidance o» America, Britain and Prance When these two Germanys' ar. funclionlng there will ensue a t U j of-wnr between Russia and th« three democracies to achieve » United Germany — Communist If the ' TW DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Servh/e Many of the common childhood diseases which In civilized .times have struck down so many are being eonquered. Diphtheria, which took so many lives a generation or so igo, 12 now rare, thanks to preven- Ive Immunizations, better treatment* .and Improved public health measures. Scarlet fever appears to be a less serious disease than it was, both with, regard to frequency and to the harmful complication.!. In this case', the good results appear to be caused, partly at least, to Immunization and better treatment with antitoxin and penicillin. The campaign against diphtheria shows what can be done by organized effort in the child health field The practice of early immunization of children against diphtheria has continued since 1930 and has resulted In the extraordinary record of not a single death from that disease among the residents. in 40 large American cities In 1947. Hopeful Outlook In the case of measles, there may. be some factor which few do not) draw Western Germany Into the 10 Soviet wins and ' democratic if the Western powers are successful The future history of continental Europe will be heavily Influenced by the outcome of this struggle for wit 1 ntcly Germany may well' resume her old position as the keystone of Central Europe. That is, she will resume It If siit'fl is reunited. And on that score there con be small doubt unless events take a wholly unforeseen turn It Isn't the nature of the Germans to be separated. By hook or,-by crook the two divisions will unite to reestablish Ihe fatherland as soon as they see an orenin ? . Soviet Hope to Win All Germans Naturally Mosrow's hope is. to PETER EPSON'S Washington Hews Notebook Congressmen -Win Very Low Rating As Construction 'Superintendents' WASHINGTON —(NBA)— It has been a tough summer at the Capitol in more Ing. ways than lawmak- Futtlng new roofs on the Senate and House chambers and remodeling the insides lias turned into a construction job Ihe likes of which no contractor has ever faced before. First off, nobody thought that the congressmen would be avound all summer to get In the hair'of the laborers, carpenters and cement finishers. • As it, Is the lawmakers have become the most obnoxious collection of sidewalk superintendents ever to ogle' at a building project. As. one laborer, puts : it, "You'd think every one of them was born with a claw hammer in his mouth, tiie way they throw advice around." . During the really hot weeks It was impossible to tell' Just who were congressmen and who .'were construction workers. /They all looked equally . hot, sweaty, dlrry - and bored with their Jobs, as thpy rubbed shoulders amonf? the scaffolding and lunmber piles. I One of the construction superintendents blames the debate on the minimum wage law as the cause 01 all labor trouble on the Job so far. He claims the workers overheard some of their rights being espoused so eloquently, they believed what they heard and struck- The carpenters were out more than When the job started the carpenters we're getting $2.25 an hour. They negotiated for a boost to $2.40 and then quit work to win the present rate of $2.50 ah hour. Laborers started at SI.25 an'hour, rose to $135 and now get $1.45 an hour. - , When the Capitol was rebuilt back in 1859, the records show that carpenters on that .job received $2.00 a day and laborers $1.16 a day. Fortunaely for Uncle Sam- most of these wage Increases will come out of-the contractor's .'pocket. More than 75 per cent'of the '$5,000,000 worth or work Is" .being handled by a straight contract instead of the usual government cost-plus arrangement. Labor difficulties have only been pnrt of the trouble. Capitol architect David Lynn spent years trying to get a compromise between the liberals and conservatives who bad a say on the question of how the chambers should be 1'misned inside. This spring when the work started he figured he had everybody satisfied and the details all set. Then when congressmen sa^' the work actually begun they suddenly started offering advice on how they (bought the job should be done. Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., (R-Mnss), for Instance, took one look at the sketches of the proposed new Interior and blew up. I charging that wher finished it would be three weeks demanding more mon- He made a speech on the floor know about responsible for some of the improvement. The fine record In cutting dowwn the deatlis from that disease Is a little hard to explain because, until recently at least, there was no very good way of preventing or treating this infection .Still beter results in preventing deaths and other complications from measles, however, can now be expected. The results today with these Important diseases of Infancy and childhood are most gratifying. It seems definitely possible, now that they can be conquered altogether and eliminated In the future as a serious cause of death or dangerous complications. • * ' • 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. • • V QUESTION: What Is the cause of a gnawing sensation In the abdomen? ANSWKR: It is Impossible to gue;s at the cause of this condition without knowing more about the symptoms. Not only must the symptoms be carefully analyzed, but this could be a sign of some condition of the Intestines or stomach which would require X-ra.ys mid perhaps other studies In order to make a diagnosis. •hen the job was be like legislating in a cocktail lounge. He was a- gainsb all that chromium, polished steel and brightly colored wblls called for In the plans. Against Radical Changes - Lodge suggested that the remodeling be handled like the White House—make everything . stronger; but exactly the same in .appearances. Lynn patiently explained .that the interior decoration had been decided upon only after, studying "motives from -the same source of .architecture-':i|sed; ; .f>y... Dr. William Thornton; the. ma'ri who designed the Capitol 'in -the first place." He said that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson approved of Thornton's design- because It was "simple, noble and'beautiful," and that Thornton's basic ideas were behind the new decorative scheme. Some coricessloris.have been made, however. Instead of brightly painted wood-panels on the walls, there four ?° '"""P aj. Blackwood after 15 Years Ago In BMfc«vi//e— .' Mrs.. Harvey H. Haley and two children, of Hot Springs, are spend- .ing the,'week end;.here with' relatives. .Mr'^'Haley w'as superintendent of schools here for. a number of years. Mrs. R. L. Dedman and children, will - go to Memphis Monday to join Mr. t^dman who is now employed in the radio department of Sears Roebuck and company. " Judge G. E. Keck and his court will be a natural walnut finish. The .change will be -nore expensive bufc more subdued. The general color scheme for the drapery and trim in the Senate will .be dull gold. It will be quiet blue for the House side. Completion date for both projects is Dec. 20, Architect Lynn still thinks he can make it by working some crews double time. He predicts that when th6 Job is done It should last for more than 100 years. IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersldne Johnsnn NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— The impersonation of Charley Chaplin. somber faces at Frank Morgan's funeral got me. In life, Frank was Ihe life of .Ihe party—always sourrounded by laughing faces. Chrk Gable and Pat O'Brien were almost in tears as they fjolpsd to carry the coffin out o! the church. * « • Jane Powell's parents are seeing each other despite final divorce papers. :f it's up to papa, they'll be back together soon and remarry . . . Dinah Shore is still In the clouds over being picked America's best-dressed woman. "But now I've got a problem," she told me. "I'm late for everything. I (jon't know what to wear " I do everything I've done In 63 pictures. Believe me, I do everything except ride a bicycle around a wonderful story a chandelier." Gloria tells j about her TV show in New York. One night an electrician who was supposed to follow her with a licht became so intrigued with the Swanson charms that he forgot to move the light when she moved and lie just sat there, mouth a.lar Gloria noticed tile light wasn't following her. She also noticed Uiaf the electrician was red- haired. In a quick'ad lili. she called In her off-siaze hitttcr: "It's dark In He**- Please li^ht IIic lamp wilh (he red slindc." The red-haired clcclrirhn came lo fast. The lltflit returned lo McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Careless Playing Can Mean Disaster By William E. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Today's lejson hand comes from Dr. Leo F. Schlff of Plattsburg, N. Y. The doctor says they have organized a nice little duplicate club Bctte Davis has had seven olfers of pictures since leaving Warner Brothers. I asked her which she'd i the set and IIic show went on. accept. She replied: "Wouldn't it be nice If they all came through?" Whatever happened to atomic-age cducallon? It was here only a moment ago.—Dr. Henry G. Doyle of George Washington University. * * » Their situation Is terrible and Ihey must nave sympathy, but we must realize that we are not a bottomless pit.—Dwight Eisenhower, on British crisis. * * » He sat up like a little man when I went at it with the scissors. Didn't even squirm. Laugned when 1 tickled his ear with a comb.—Felix West, barber, on cutting Prince Charles' hair. + * * American film Industry Is very fine, but sometimes we find the films a little loolisli.—Maroiial Tito of Yugoslavia. It looks like Florence Marly opposite John Hodlnk In M-G-M's "Visa." which will be filmed In Cuba . . . Joan Davis, for her first western. "The Traveling Saleswoman," will sive ncr horse screen billing a la Trigger, Champion and Topper. The screen credit line will read: "Swaybacfc, played by himself." • * • Tn IIic scrhil: Scene In "The Yellow Cab Man" has cab driver Kcd Skcltun inking a f:\vr. to the North Pole, where the Rliy liamTs him a fish for his fare. "Can'l make the chunse," says Uc<l. The guy hands the llsh back broken In two with: "Here's a fin Keep the change " Gelling Younscr Gloria Swanson was sitting beside her swimming pool looking like a I starlet. The gal's youth is amazing I She said she was more CNCited I Gen. A.C. MacAulifcc. who said "Nuts" to the Germans at Bastogne mid was nuts about the script of "Battleground'," will get a chance to see the film- He's been transferred from Japan to Washington and will be one of the guesti of honor when the film is premiered I here Nov. 10. What Next? Comes now Ice cream to Join popcorn, candy bars and peanuts at the movies. Theater owners while in convention here, flew down from Seattle the inventor of a lobby tee crenm dispenser. He got a bicger hand than any of the studio executives . . . My crack about expecting Hollywood to announce filming of "The Stetson Story' wasn't so funny to Leonard inson. He owns the film rights to "The Stetson Story" and says he's due to sell It any day. ;hey have'bid three no trump, and there hp.s been no agreement on a suit. The five no trump bid also was' Blackwood. There would be no problem to make six diamonds on this hand, but In tournament play you would find everyone trying for six no trump. On West's opening lead of the Jack of hearts, declarer played the queen from dummy. Would you play the cightTSpot from the South hand? If you did, you would lose your contract. You should overtake the queen of hearts with the king, cash the ace, king and queen of spades and discard dummy's three losing clubs. Now lear the ten of diamonds. If West does not cover, it costs nothing to take the finesse. With the lead of another diamond declarer makes seven-odd, whereas the careless player goes down al least one. loviet Eastern Zone, thereby consolidating the Reich into a communist state whlci would be a satellite of Russia. Bl the same token the three western allies are liming to attract Eastern Germany nto the Bonn government, if and who- the Russian military grip is relaxed. Economically the Soviet and the Western Zones not only complement each other but are essential to each other. The West has the . greater portion of the Industries, while the East is rich agriculturally. The West, of course, li much larger, having an area of some 95,000 square miles and a population of about 45,000.000. The Soviet zone contains 46.000 square miles and has a population of 17,000,000. However, the eastern zone ha» a tremendous drawing card—Berlin, former proud capital of the Reich, one of the world'3 greatest cities and hub of European transportation. The fact that Berlin is now divided Into tour zones which arf<«-> occupied by Russia, Britain, FranceP and America won't preclude the projected Eastern German government from claiming it as the capital. West Holds Advantage Ideologically the advantage In ths battle for unity will lie with the three Western zones. Nazism still claims a good many adherents but Communism never has had much strength there. What progress the Red ism may have made In converting [lie Soviet occupied Eastern Zone Is an unknown quantity. On the face of It, the prospects of Western Germany being won. over to the Soviet side seem remote. On the other hand, enticement of Eastern Germany into the Bonn government will be difficult so long as Russian military occupies that zone. However, the gam. of enticement is what the Western zones will employ. And sooner or later, as previously remarked, the Germans will get together in a reunited Germany, probably barring the Eastern areas which Poland has taken over. Pickpocket Technique Spotted by Detective CAIRO— OP)— Two men stopped i pedestrians on the street, explair/:d they were political police, and searched them. A detective passed by, took one startled look and arrested belli men. They were two of Egypt's best- known pickpockets trying out a new technique. stenographer, H. G. Partlow, wh» have been in court In Harrisburg. are home for the weekend. Fred W. Schaatz, formerly of this city, has been elected president of the Helena country club. A None ».AQJ8765 * A 10 6 2 4964 y J 109 *K92 + KQ43 Lesson South V 1* F 3 N. T. P 4N.T. F 5N.T. F 6N.T. F Openint (J AJI083Z W t »765432 s il Dealer *A'KQ75 »K8 »-104 &J87.S Hand on the yest North ass 3 * ass 44 ass 5* ass 6 + ass 'Pass '— VJ Play East Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass 6 Hill-Climber ^-'Answer to Previous Puzzle about her film comeback In "Sun- Lightning Skips Baby set Boulevard" than any movie Jar- f an any she's ever made—and '.he Swanson pictures add up to G3. "I do everything." she said. "I'm LONDON, out, — Sixteen month-old Mary Burke slept un . liprmed while a lightening bolt silly, foolish, arrosant, sweet. I'm , sticnked into her 1'cdroom and blew drunk. 1 shoot a man and J do an | a light fixture from the ceiling. In Plattsburg. The games arc conducted by Jim Stalbird of the Peter Potter Club of Saranac Lake, N. Y. When I looked over this hand, I wondered If It would be possible, by writing a lesson hand on carelessness once a week, to gel the Importance of that message over. B. Jay Becker of New York City, one of the country's great players has always claimed lhat carelessness is a definite weakness in one's game. A careless automobile driver will wreck himself or someone else. If you are carciess in a bridge hand, you Invite disaster. South's tour no trump bid was infant as a Blackwood bid, al- Ihough many players do not treat HORIZONTAL 51 Horse's gait 1,6 Depicted 52 Taut animal, the -^^- Mountain 10 Poker stakes 11 Sticking substance 12 Malayan coin 13 Shouts 15 Sea eagle . J7 "Smallest ; State" (ab.) 18 Beam VERTICAL 1 Allotted portion 2 Ontario (ab.) 3 Court (ab.) 4 Lock opener 5 Belgian river ABAK 6 U I? 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