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BLTTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8,1949 'THZ BLYTHEVILLE COUBIEB * - J TRZ OOURBCfl KEW8 OO.' , H. W. HAINBS, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF Editor f' PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising '' ' •ol* National Advertising Representative*: ' JFallact WltttH Co, Men York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphl*. ' Entered u second cla*» matter at th* post- office at Blylhevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con' frew, October S, 1917. *""Member ol The Associated PttaT "*!SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrlei to the cltj at Blythevllle er »nj lUburban town where carrier service U main. gained, SOc'per week, 01 850 per month , By mall, within a radius of 50 miles $4.00 per fear. $2,00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 60 mile cone $10.00 per rear payable In advance. Meditations The sin ol Jutlah Is written with ft pen ol iron, and with the point of * dlmmonH: It lit graven upon the Ufcle of their heart/and upon the horns «f your altars.—Jeremiah 17:1. * *' V Though some of you with Pilate wash your hands Showing an outward pity; yet you PHatea Have here • deliver'd me to my sour cross, And water cannot wash avcay your sin, —Shakespeare. Barbs An Alaska man climbed a mountain and had , his face frozen. He should join a poker club. • • * * When «ome people are silent perhaps they are , only, speaking their minds. • * * Motor cars of the future will be equipped • with wings, predicts an engineer. As if they didn't fly fast enough now. * - * * Modern youth should try hugging the road ,for a change Instead of making It secondary. * * * Runaway kids usually find that the best part of going away from home it coming back. fHigh Court Should Contain 'Varied Social Philosophies Where does the'Supreme Court be- 1 long in relation to the racing currents - .of political, economic and social affairs? Under the U. S. Constitution, the ; ! .[judiciary is an independent arm of the government, co-equal in authority with • 'the Congress and the presidency. Like - -'those other, two branches, it is part of a system of "checks and balances" de- -signed to prevent the arbitrary, unwise ' use of political power. Historically, the Supreme Court as the top judicial agency in America came ••to exercise its check on the legislative and executive authority by passing up.' -on'the constitutionality of measures ea• acted into law. It does not tlo this as a matter of course, but only when a test • is made. • Plainly the court is thus in a position to dp heavy damage to the enacted .' -program, of a particular Congress or president. The Supreme Court's smasli- - ing blows against the late President : Roosevelt's New Deal measures in the mid-thirties provide a perfect example. Was this carrying "checks and bal- .ances" loo far? Mr. Roosevelt thought so. He launched his famous fight to •"pack" the high court by adding six - extra members who presumably would have been sympathetic to his proposals. • He lost that battle but won the war when death and resignation of sitting justices enabled him to appoint men of his own choosing. The court promptly reversed its stand on the critical issues. Many careful thinkers believed Mr. Roosevelt was basically right in his outlook toward the court, even though they may not necessarily have approved his "packing" plan. Some quoted famed Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, who said: "The Supreme Court must follow the election returns." But isn't there a danger that a court which follows the elections results too closely may so completely take on the color of the party in power that it yields its independence? Both Mr. Roosevelt and President Truman have elevated certain men to the Supreme Court whose chief qualification seems to have been that they were loyal Democrats. Republican presidents undoubtedly have done the same thing. Ordinarily the "long tenure enjoyed by high court justices carries them through changes in national administration. Hence it is unlikely that any party would often get a chance to'make over the court in its own image. But the 16-year hold on the White House represented by the Roosevelt- Truman regime provided such an opportunity. That the court does not wholly reflect their views arises from two facts: Some of the appointees did not , lorn out as expected and one or two were selected deliberately for lli^ir oppos- inj: concept* of government. Th«r« it no harder question th«n liow to strike a balance between a court which might block \=ital social progrsi and one which would weakly serve as a rubber stamp for » ruling political party. But it seems to us that the'sound course lies somewhere 111 this direction r A president, whatever his own social philosophy, should strive to construct a Supreme Court that generally represents a balance, between consei'v»Uv« and liberal thinking, In order that these two groups i hall not stalemate each other, he should geek to p!»ce on the bench one justice •\yhose' tliinklnif falls near the center, Tlu'g main—Ideally the chief justice— should hold the balance of power on the court, He would be a key figure, alert to, the needs of progress and yet jealous of the tribunal's important rol« as a check upon rash and arbitrary action hy other arms of government. He would throw his weight where it would count most 'for sound but careful advances in human welfare. ( Government by Crony President Truman crossed up' the forecasters when he picked Jud^e Sherman Minion for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Wiley Hutiedge. We are glad that the President »t last turned to the trained judiciary for his candidate. But we'd be happier still if Minton'had a really distinguished record on the federal appeals court bench, which he does not. And if he did not just happen;to have been Mr. Truman's seat-mate when both were in the Senate back in the thirties. No matter how hard we try, we can't seem to get away from government by crony. Views of Others Schools' Triumph Carries Responsibility. An election victory !s no|,.as a rule, simply 1 a defeat of the opposition. Harely does It mean a free, wide, unlimited approval of Die victor's fide of the question. In other words, the victor's triumph -carries responsibility. We tliink this is especially true in the. school elections, which approved large Increases ol the properly mlllage i n most of the .state's districts. ' For undoubtedly, many Arkansaus ,yoted' lor the higher rates In the, same spirit which led the Democrat to support them. This was a feeling Uial the Increases were the best way to deal .with a, bad situation. . ..._ • ' Assessments hart laggfijfcfar behind the growth of property values, and "lifey could not be brought, up where they belong quickly enough to provide the revenue which many schools had to have. . So the school boards proposed higher millage rales, which were mostly approved. ThoughLlul voters could not fall to know that higher millage rates are no cure for low assessments. The record shows too clearly that as nilll: age rates have climbed, assessments have lagged lurther behind values. Aside from the record, every thougliltul voter knows from his own observation that steep mill- age rates are an Incentive to nnder-assesstnent and tax-dodging. Maity voters, fully realizing that fact, approved a hoist of the school mlllage no doubt as a lesser of evils; as a temporary expedient, to tide the schools over their immediate financial problems. And that is where the responsibility rests on the victors. The school people will be expected to use their great influence toward getting nssess- • muts raisd, when unduly low, and equalized among all property owners, with a view to bringing mill- ages down. If this is not done, the higher mlllages will produce more tax-dodging. Our over-all mlllage rates were among the highest totals In the nation before the school election gave it another boost. Yet. the state was far down the list in the actual taxes paid on property- The school people can do much to get this bad situation corrected. The need is a belter assessment method; one that will take assessing out of politics as far as that can be done. We congratulate the school people on their rictory. If now they will lead a clearing up of .our assessment mess, working to put It on a sound, fair basis, they will render a fine service to the state. .—ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT SO THEY SAY Let Us Pray Fall of Queullle Government In France No Major Tragedy Th« DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M.D. Written tot NEA Service When cancer Is found early enough the chances for cure are good For this reason It Is extremely important that everyone should know whut Jtymptoms should send them to Hit doctor lor tests to decide wh«lher early cancer Is present or lot. Tiure h more cancer In the rMtrolntcstinal tract (stomach and nt«ttnes> than any other one I S)'«(em of the body. Terefore, any OM of weight which cannot be explained by dieting or other obvious causes Is suspicious. Bleed- ill from the intestines or the presence of any mass, tumor, or srelllng inside the abdominal cavity are causes for Investigation. Difficulty In swallowing or unex- lulneti loss of appetite should also restult in a prompt visit to the physician. Tile next most common locations By DeWUi MacKenile The fall of the French government under Premier Queullle Is not In Itself a matter of extreme gravity; it's what must be expected frequently in a country which ha^ such a multiplicity of political par- lies that maintenance ol a government majority in parliament It difficult. However, the present crlsU rt- flects far more than domestic poll- tics. It grew out of devaluation of the franc and 'so is part of tht Western European economic dlj. location which 'co Is so strongly in evidence in Great Britain. • That dislocation Is causing Increasingly deep anxiety .in tht chancelleries of the democracies, for It renders peace more vulnerable. It scarcely can be oy mere cli that this economic stress sees an intensification of the bitterness In the mmrrcll between Moscow and the fiery Balkan state of Yugoslavia, Russia Is cracking down harder on the rebellious Tito as Western Europe discloses weaknesses. It is well for us 10 recognize that for cancer are in the breasts and 1 thc situation revolving about Yugo- m the uterus or womb. Any lump In the breast is a reason, for examination. Any change In (lie nature of the bleeding from the womb or any discharge also require Investigation. . Found In oihtr flares Cancerous growths can develop In other places, such as Ihe lungs, bladder or kidney, or the mouth. slavia is serious. The conscnsrs of observers Is tlmt the French government cVislj has Us roots in the recent devaluation of the British pound sterling, which forced a like devaluation upon France and othcrn Western European countries. The conservative London Daily Mail says Queuille's resignation was due largely to Eng' ' .. -- .... --------- Sore's In the mouth, on tile toiigue I land's devaluation, ' about which or on the skin which do not heal Washington News Notebook PETER EDSONS How Can Russians Use Atom Bombs On U.S.?—Need Nine Good Suitcases WASHINGTON (NEA>—The day that president'Truman announced that the Russians bad an atomic bomb, the following story slipped out of the Army's intelligence office: Members of the Russian general -staff were discussing the best way to deliver A-bombs to the U. S. in 10 In general are (he best 411-reral "tips" at the time. "I made rrned, have thought through the ! good' use of them," said St. Laurent, who In general are (he best formed, have thought through .Immediate reactor and power-transfer problems and are staggered by the maintenance and operations problems which tivould be involved if the actual aircraft propulsion devices for combat use were to be case ol war, In one crippling blow, j ed on our present knowledge and The general In charge of guided missiles said: "We should put nine bombs in the warheads of nine good, long- range missiles and point them at the nine strategic centers of the U. s. and fire away." : The general In charge of the Reel air force said that was not a very good idea because the missiles were- \| rs Roosevelt has been invited to n't reliable euough. He' suggested that nine good bombs be put in nine of his good bombers and dropped on the key targets in the U. S. in general in | sculptor Stinuis Fredriksen has the that lashton. Next, the Russian _ : 7 ._ .. cliarge o! mill-column activity | I)ra jc:t well under way. It will be spoke lip. He said that the Russian ; ma( ] c out of Norwegian granite, bombers weren't reliable enough and offered the suggestion • that nine good agents be given nine good atomic liombs in nine good suitcases to be planted nt the nine targets. But the Russian in charge of cl- Trumnn recently, by American Legion National Commander George N. Craig, nnd the chiel executive got a big boot out of it. would we get nine good suitcases?" j young Craig chatted with the vilian components said: "That's impossible, too. Where "and, by golly, do you know that they really worked?" • He failed to reveaf to Craig just what the advice was the President had given hlrn that worked so well. 'Eating Up' Statistic! University ol Minnesota is going to make a pilot study on gathering certain food statistics for the U. 3. Department of Agriculture which might result in a new method of getting facts on the eating habits of Americans. There are no reliable national figures..on Just how much food Americans eat in restaurants, for instance.' Nobody knows how much the hospitals of the country serve or exactly, how much tood is wasted in handling. The Minnesota survey will try to get sonic of these- figures locally and if the process does not prove too difficult, the Department of Agriculture might decide to do it for the whole country. Department of Agriculture statisticians are grappling with one of the most unusual problems they've _ . encountered in years. For some in- reuorled personally to President I explicable reason the last Bureau of practices. The optimists either are not aware o fthe very real inune- tiiale difficulties, or they:are betting heavily on new ideas and new developments arising d u ring the course of the work which • avoid some of the currently foreseeable troubles." Norwegians Will Honor F.D.R. Oslo, Norway, next summer [or the unveiling of a huge new statue of F.O.R, there. Funds lor the monument of the late president were donated by Norwegian citizens. Noted Formula Hoiv his political acumen ligured iti a neighbor country's election was as mtl Try a RiiMior tt.iml P rim i ie minister ol Canada, Louis The most recent report on thc | Stephen St. Laurent, while visiting progress of making an atomic-powered airplane Is not encouraging. Dr. Lawrence R. HaisUul, director ol reactor development for the Atomic Energy Commission, says: "The best summary of the situation I can give is that the pessimists, a September conference of the Canadian Empire Service League at Ottawa. As Craig later related to Tru- mn, the prime minister recalled tliat he hail last seen the President shortly before campaigning for the prime ministry, and was given sev- Census report shows .a sudden jump in the consumption of hominy grits in the South. This figure reversed a 20-year trend. When it first came quickly may be cancerous. Lumps appearing anywhere on the body should always be suspected. Unexplained bleeding from any of the openings of the body Is always cause for immediate examination. France wasn't consulted. The newspaper adds that the premier has been gravely embarrassed by the consequent rise in prices. In any event, an Increase ly prices, and fear of inflation, brought quick demands from 'Some people are, abnormally a-1 French labor for increases In wages fraid of cancer and go from doc-[ to meet a higher cost of living, tor to doctor thinking they have This was reflected in the cabinet Ihe disease but are not being told the truth. This condition is called cancerophobia. The suffering which such people undergo is real and their distress Is great. In order to keep their minds as free from fear as possible they need to be reassured every so often that they do not have cancer. • • • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer Individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequent asked questions in his column. QUESTION: What is health cof- .ftel ANSWER: By this [erm I presume you mean some coffee which has had most of the cafeine removed or some form of drink which does not contain caffeine but which resenibles coffee In taste or in some other respect. Caffeine Is the active drug in ordinary coffee. IS Years Ago In Bh they Hie— - The Rev. V. E. Bultenvorth, new pastor of the First Christian Church, and. his family, have arrived here from El Centre, Cal., and are residing In the former Latimer residence on Heam Steet, Carmel Chine, son of Mr. and \ Mrs. J. B. Clune, won the prize i a popularity contest among students of the .Immaculate Conception school. He was given an autographed bnseba.il. Mrs. Whit Goodman and daughter, Lee, have gone to Memphis to spend the remainder of the week. which became divided over the issue. The government (that is,'the cabinet) has been the central core in • parliament Hvvcen the followers of General De Gaulle on the extreme right atid the Communist* * on the extreme- left. Queullle, who . ; is a Radical Socialist (Conserva^J'v live), was strongly opposed to genW erM wage increases which he believed would create further Inflation. On this he stood pat, r In this, the premier was supported by the rightist members of jhts .. cabinet but opposed by the leftist's^ -•• Naturally that created an impossible situation and he tendered hia resignation, wt ich was accepted. That left the country without a government, pending the formation of another cabinet. V Queullle had been'flic most sue- Ar "- cessfnl of any post-war premier in folding together a cabinet. He had -,been in "office for close'to thirteen <> months—n remarkable "achievement *: under the circumstances. As previously . Indicated, this Is < a bad moment for political or economic crises in Western Europe. Strength is needed to maintain the balance and prevent any reckless adventures In the Balkans. Although, In the westeraa word, octopuses are used mostly for fish of hearts, and that he probably has out in'the report, the Agriculture j Uf";™"* P 80 " 1 " find them 8°°" experLs assumed it wa-s-a mistake and sent it back to Census for checking. Census checked it all the way back to the field and found that it- was true. Grits were making a comeback and nobody knew why, A special investigation Into the causes for this reversal is being planned. IN HOLLYWOOD By ErsWne Johnson NKA Staff Correspondent A large part of the bundestag (lower house of the new West German parliament) U still Nazi. German Socialist leader Kurt Schumacher. * * * It does nol Involve an arms race in any pnase. It cannot be deemed to contemplate turning Europe into an armed camp or (placing* American Iroops in Europe.—Arthur Vandenbcrg (R), Michigan, on arms aid bill. * * * The United Nations Is the primary center of International co-operation. It Is the supieme organization which struggles for peace and justice on a world basis.—Retiring president Herbert V. Evatt of Australia. * * » I consider this ultltude of our British ally as not very friendly to France.—Former Frcnch Premier Paul Reynaud, on devaluation of the pound. HOLI/YSVOOD — (NEA) — A deal Is about set for Bill Boyd to costar with Abbot nnd Costetlo in "Abbott nnd Costello Meet Hopa- long Cassidy," Just give me 1 per cent of Ihn profits and I'll be happy. . . . Dcanna Dnrbin launches her concert tour in Lisbon this winter. Then she'll tour the U.S. , . . . Joan Evans will have plaslic surgery on her arm, burned in that "Roscmina McCoy" gun accident. . . . A movie expose of a used car racket, "Lead Dollar," written by Lloyd Cough and James Benson Nablo, is making Ihe studio rounds. The picture uncovers devices used to "dope" cars, like sawdust in thc crank case. Which reminds me: A Texas drive-in theater, says Herb Stcn. is buying up junked cars—.so that couples can attend the open-alrer even if they don't have a car of their own. High honor for Dane Cffirk's wife, Margo. One of her paintings, a landscape, will be on display at the California Centennial Art exhibit next month. It was one nf 200 picked out of 2,1.000. She paints under thc name of Marco Veres. SOUNDS INTBKKST1XG Ann Sheridan and art director Jack Mnpes a twosome three night in a row at Larry Potter's Supper Club. , , , Robert Q. LcvvU flga "M-G-M doesn't release Lassie's films. They unleash '"cm,". , Prediction: will star Susan Hay ward in a comedy. They just discovered her comedienne potentialities. . . . Warners are paging Allan Jones for the Errol Flymi western, "Dallas." It could happen only in Hollywood: Designer Howard Grecr launched a nen- "nt of bathing suU.s and, a a gajr climax, Introduced a mndrl tlrcssnl as SIM "Aqua-Brldr." Veil, gloves, aurl Republic will give Forrest Tuck- r a hero's buildup after a long parade of heavy roles. Up until 'Rock Island Trail," he's never ivon a fight or the girl. Just about every leading man in town has knocked him ' flat. After John ync slugged him in "Sands of Two Jirna," Forrest asked to be photographed flat on his back, explaining: "That's the only way audiences recosjnize me." WAYXK COLI.KCTS John Wayne \yent on RKO's payroll as of Sept. I and collects his money every week for 10 weeks) even though "Jet Pilot" is still being rewritten. It's his next after "'Wic Fighting KciMucklan.". . , , Ann Blythn goes to Dublin next year with her aunt and uncle to meet her Irish relatives for the first time. . . . Republic's new cowboy star, Rex Allen, gets only folk tunes in his series of westerns to avoid conflict with Roy Rogers' modern western ditties. opea the South hand'with a forcing two-bid, although there is no grea t mistake made if you do. Most players use ace-showing responses to the two-bid, so when North bids two no trump, you know that he docs not have the ace of hearts ov ace of clubs, Once you have made a two de- Little Marshall Plan £jSef Up by University BEIRUT, Lebanon —OVj— Tht American University of Beirut has set up a "little Marshal plan" for students among Arab Palestine refugees- The heads of this oldest U.S. educational institution in tig£ Middle East started on education!?!. program last year based on the principle governing the European Recovery Plan—help people to help themselves. • Applicants—who were to receive free education plus allowances for sustenance—were carefully screened, since the funds were limited. Prior- more diamonds than hearts; or if Hy was given to students closest " he has the same number in each of those suits, he have an honor in diamonds. South might figure that the diamonds will break 2-2, and he could ruff a heart, or find the hearts divided 2-2, to establish that suit and make a slam. So, if he is optimistic, he bids six diamonds, which he can niake, losing only the ace of hearts. to graduation when the war started. During the 1048-40 school year, the University extended assistance [o 234 Palestinian refugee students. University heads are hopeful that their appeals for the program during the coming y_car will raise enough money to cover expenses and expand the number of students receiving help. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE n.v William E. McKcnnejr America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Dr. Leo F. Schiff of Plaltsburg, Optimistic Kidding Draws Little Slain N.Y., sent me today's bidding proh- Ifin. Tie opened the bidding with two hearlj, and when his partner bid two no tr:i;r,p, he jumped to four diamonds. His partner took him to four hearts. They made six and Dr. Schiff wondered how they could have arrived at the slan contract. 494 r 132 »Q72 *K8765 *KJ8S 3 » IDS • 96 *AJIO- N W E Dealer Dr. Schiff A Q 10 7 5 2 VAJ »J8 + Q93Z VKQ9876 • A K 10 54 3 w~ Lesson South 2V 3* 4 » 6* Hand ort Bidding Wot North Eu< Past 2N.T. Pas< Pa« 3N.T. Paw P 356 5 • Pan Pa > Pass ss Pass S Flower Answer to Previous Puzzle mand bid, your par .• is required to keep the bidding open until game is reached. Therefore there is no iced at this point to crowd the bidding with a jump to four dta- mond.s. Three diamonds is the btt- ter bid. North does not have niutfi preference for hearts or diamonds, so he should bid three no (rump, This gives South a chance to bid (our diamonds. Now North has a pretty good reading on the hand. Hi knows that South probably has livo six-card suits. Soulh ha< tndicalec that he is willing to play [he ham (or a game In hearts or a game in diamonds. As North prefers to play It for » game. In dlnmonds, h« HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted flower 6 Mockery 1IRiv*r 13 Toils 14 Wages 5 Demolish 6 Agricultural area 7 Heart (Egypt) 8 Fish eggs 9 Sob 10Compass point 15 Type of sword '2 Insane 17 Organ of sight 13 Confederate 18 Ransoms 20 Hodgepodge 23 Demigod S7It is a blooming plant general 16 Ex 1st 18 Stage part 19 Her 20 Displease 33NeWGuinoa 46 Nautical term port 47 Pitch 35 International 48 Eucharistic language wine vessel .21 Greater in slze36 Harvest deity 50 Amount <ab.) 28 "Emerild Isle"22 Island (Fr.) 41 Relate 51 Driving 29 Release 24 Comparative 42 Beam command | 30 Steamship suffix 43 Symbol for 52 Make a i («b.) 25Slair parts silver mistake 31 Exempli gratia26 Assaults 44Novel 51 Tivo (Roman) should bid five diamonds. When thd bidding comes around to South, he docs nol know too much about the hand. He knows Firtt of ill, you do net h*vt I* thtt North doM not h«v« th« K* (ab.) 32 On the sheltered side 34 Roman emperor 37 Dray 38 Let (all 39 Promontory 40 Unusual 46 Indonesian of . Mindanao | « Avid I 50 Era 5311 is a herb of the thistle 55 More heated 57 Path 58 Measuring device VERTICAL 32 Skin disease 45 Unit of weight 56 Of the thing L snake 2 Station (aM 3 Attempt . 4 Early English

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