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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 24, 1949
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r THl ILYTHEVILLK OOURIEK KBWI TUB OOURIEB KEwa oa H. W. HAINE8, Publisher JAJAKS L. V'ERHOEFP IdJtor PAUL D. HUUAK, Adrertisin*; •ol* Natk>n»l Adwtlsinj RcpnsenUttVM-. W«J'at» Witnwr Co. New York, Chicago, a%t«nd u wcood cl*» nutter »t th* post- •ffie* at- BIylheville, Arkansas, under art ol Con- Octobtr », 1SI7. Member of Tb» Associated SUBSCRIPTION RATES: : Bj Carrier U> Uu city ot Blythevlllt or «nj (uburbui tows when carrier service la main- i*Jn*d, Me per neck, 01 8So per montb Bt mill, within a radius at 50 miles (4.00 per . y**r. UJM lor tit months, 11.00 to; three months; by mail outside GO mil* cone * 10-00 pet year payable In advance. Meditations Ukeirite irett the church ih»i Is in Ibfir house, •alule BJT wellbelovea Kpienetus, who ii the firit- (miU •( AchaJa unta Christ.—RomiM 1C:5. » » » When once thy foot enters the church before— God is more there than thou: for thou »r« then Only by His permission. Then beware. And make thyself ill reverence and fear. —Herbert, Barbs We are thankful for all bumper crops—except those caused by reckless drivers. * * * Batchers In a Michigan town plan a pronw- Mm campaign. Majrbe a decline in meat sales hu them in a siew. * • • . •oon It will be the season when dad will be willing to let someone else try the sleeping porch. * • « Aay UWB that has neither a Jones nor a Smith !• the telephone dh-ectorj can be charged with feeing the meet un-American ritj In the U. S. * ' « « An Illinois man was fined for a suicide attempt. "Twas his mo-iey or his lilel GOP Receives Assists In Blocking President Sen. Scott W. Lucas of Illinois, the Senate Democratic leader, lias taken his . cue from President Truman. He ia blaming th« Republicans for the delays and defeats suffered by the Administration in the current Congress. Lambasting the GOP at Chicago recently, Lucas said: , "Wr have compelled them to recog- niz« the fact that they cannot hold back th« tid«' of progressive America. We . hav« mad» them realize that a!! their •tailing, all their clever maneuvers, all their quibbling and delaying tactics have b**n in vain." Evidently, this is to be the Democratic theme in the 1950 congressional elections. Successful in discrediting the Re; publican 80th Congress, Administration •trategists, led by Mr. Truman, apparently believe they can do the trick again. Now the voting record of the 81st Congress makes it clear that Republicans have indeed opposd virtually all the key measures of "the Truman Fair Deal that have come to a vote this year. There is also no doubt that GOP lawmakers repeatedly have sought to weaken or hamstring Administration proposals that finally did -manag« to win through. Furthermore, in opposing the Democratic program, the republicans have •not come up with any real alternatives of their own. For the most part they have conceived blocking tactics to be the proper function of the "loyal opposition." The real trouble is, of course, that all laxvmakers hearing the label "Democrat' 'do not necessarily stand with the Administration in matters of importance. For many years a good portion of the party's southern congressmen have been rebelling a t critical moments —usually in coalition with Republicans. This division within the ranks of vhe Democrats is such an old story that we wonder how Mr. Truman and Senator Lucas can even attempt to throw a smoke screen around it. So long as that well-defined split exists, the Democratic Party will not be «n effective instrument of government. It cannot execute what it proposes. If the -American people want the Truman Fair Deal fully enacted, they can achieve that result only by further changing the make-up of Congress. They can elect more Democratic legislators in northern and western states, defeat un- co-operative Democrats in the South, or do a little of both. By that effort they may give the President the sympathetic majority he needs. Mr. Truman's own political maneuvering this year is the best proof that h« himself knows this to b* the cane. Ht and his advisers are working hard to bvild a workable farmer-labor coalition in th« North and to scuttlt extrem* (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS •oni«rT«tiv«« in th« South. W« doubt that the President would do much harm to hi 8 party by acknowledging the necessity of this campaign. He is probably doing greater damage by tliis foolish pretense that the Democrats already offer the nation a unified front capable of carrying out a broad program —if only the Republicans will let them. Goal to.Go • Observers keenly alert for signs of improvement in the Berlin situation arc now able to report two notable advances. The Russians and the western powers have agreed to use Geeman technicians from both east and west zone* of Berlin to put the city's utilities in order. Better still, they have agreed to accept for mailing all letters bearing each other's postage stamps. Slowly but surely we inch forward toward peace. VIEWS OF OTHERS Threats to Security There «r« two Important particular* In which the Truman Administration Is in urgent need of pulling itself together. One It in the headship ot the National Security Resources Board. The other ii with mpect to the unification of the armed services. Tlie National Security R«iourc« Board wu established by Congrest, July X, IM7. That is more than two year» ago. Yet In all this time thw N8RB tuu not had a chairman, president Truman appointed his personal friend Uoo C. WaJlgrtn last February and thr«« months later Mr. Wallgren withdrew his name »ft*r «n adverse report by the Senate committee. Tht Judgment ol th* committee, in short, was that lir. Wallgren simply was not up to the Job. Very f«w public posts even approach this one in weight of responsibility. The NSRB is charged with the preparation and maintenance ot plans to prevent chaotic conditions in the event of a sudden international emergency. It involves almost everything—mobilization of Industry, conversion of production, transportation, storage, manpower, housing, medical services, economic controls, rationing and so on. The NSRB should b« hard at work now, with »nd through the Industries of the country, in dveloping these plans. H also should be doing some inventorying of critical supplies. Yet whatever it attempts now must be without the guidance and prestige of a chairman. Tlit NSRB situation is on tli« civilian side. On the armed services side there 1s the problem of unification. It It two years almost la the da* since the lst« james V. Porrestal became Secre- Ury of National Defense. Mr. Horrestal was succeeded last March by Louis Johnson. Secretary Johnson's first pledge was that the Armjr, Navy and Air Force "will be united «« on« in the service of the nation," The Secretary has not gone back on tills pledge, but he has not yet seen it fulfilled. Ncn_one expects a miracle overnight. The rivalries;between the services are all old and deep-seated. Each Is Jealous as well us proud of its part in the national defense. This is as it should be. But the time has come to set aside a large share of this feeling. Each service has been marte, by act. of Congress, an element in the Department of National Defense. Each is obligated to do Its part making the United States secure from attack snd strong in the event tliat hostilities should break out anywhere. Experience under the Unification Act Is noi all black or all white. Much Ins been accomplished. There is Joint^ planning of a character never before undertaken in peacetime. Wesponsibillty for certain commands has been fixed. And so on. At tht sam time, the pressure on the services is so great that they are competing as never betore. The rivalries are sharpened not only by tile rise or the Air f-oic, but also by the very weight ot circumstances in the world In which we live, nils fact Is a threat no foreign power could raise Secretary Johnson is not going to advance the cause of unification by describing this problem as a "navy matter" and another as belonging to some other service. All are defense mailers. All are his concern. He stated his goal well when he took- over six months ago. A "united dclcnsc service" is still his goal. To summarize: 1. The NSRB needs the best chairman President Truman can find. 2. The unification of the armed forces needs to be advanced as a priority security measure. —ST. UOUIS POST-DISPATCH 50 THEY SAY All is not lost in China.—Gen. Douglas MacArthur. * * + I am not one to set up a cry that the British ure coming. They »re here. If Britain goes down we will go down loo In » matter of montns.— Walter F. George, chairman ot the Senate Finance Committee. * * * I suppose father was right in pulling me out but I'll never get over being disappointed. If It had been left up to me I would have kept going until I collapMd.--Shirley May Prance, utter Isll- Ing to swim the English Channel. * » * The development of atomic power has been n spectacular and noisy development, out it's still too soon to weigh l!« values against other outstanding scientific development—Dr. James B. Conant, Harvard University president. » * » It U not ihe Intention of the United States to Interfere In »ny wny with decisions wliich rightfully belong to the sovereign government of thf United Kingdom.—secretary of tilt Treasur? John W. Snyder. 'Better Find Permanent Shelter, John, but Quick!' Washington News Notebook Argentine's Northern Neighbors Concerned Over Armament Moves WASHINGTON —(NEA1— Argentine arms manufacturing activities have been causing some concern to her northern neighbors. Fritz Msndl, Hedy Lamarr's tlrst husband and former Austrian armament maker, has been living in the Argentine since Hitler seized his factories and drove him out of Europe. He opened what was described as a bicycle factory near Huenon Aires. He recently left the Argentine on a diplomatic passport, and was idenlllied as he passed through Rio de .Janeiro, en route to Europe as counselor lor President Peron. The Slniciii-Fiat manufacturing company of Italy is building a new plant near Buenos Aires for tlic production of tanks, trucks and smaller vehicles. Proud of Their Record In spite of the tact that all the news from the services seems to be concerned with fending and fighting the unification Is producing some notable nclicivemcnts. For instance, the first big product of unification, the Military Air Transport Command, .announces that its Continental Division lias carried on a full year nt scheduled transport operations absolutely free from fatalities or injuries. Kvcryhmlr After U.S. Hollars The' Dutch announce that they are launching a big drive to sell more of their products in the U.S. Aim, as usual. Is to get more American dollars. Thev plan to push Ibt same items \vli~icli already are their leading exports to America, tulip bulbs, rficcse, ynrn. thread and rayon. At the same time Yugoslavia Is attempting to increase the sale ot .Its handicraft products to the U.S. Articles being fmslicd arc hand- woven rugs, haucl-kuottcd carpets, wool and lenthcr 5,Ji[ifi('rs, leather Jackets and silver filigree work. As an Inducement to U.S. customers the Yugoslav government announces that "all goods are produced either by stale-owned establishments or by state-conlrolled craft co-operatives, to conform with nual- ity standards set up by* Hie Ministry of Foreign Trade." Xevrr Minil thi^ Ounscqucncrs j Defense officials hope to save f $120,000,000 this year through reduction of price levels on armed services' basic supplies. But what they're atrnirt of Is that the House Appropriations Committee, upon re- turning lo Washington after a brief vacation, will decide that if this much can be saved by falling prices, appropriations should likewise oe cut by Dial amount. This Issue has come up before in past Congresses, anil the armed services have tost money on it. There was some Inclination to say nothing about It. The Issue was put up to Defense Secretary Louis Johnson. He decided that the important tiling lias to make the savings as soon as possible, and never mind lhe possible consequences of additional congressional cuts. On the Short Enrt Most of the members ol the party who made the recent trip to the Greenbricr Hotel at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., as part of Secretary of Defense Johnson's plan to "cross-educate the admirals and scnerals" are unhappy that the congressional demand to find out just how much the junket cost the taxpayers never was followed through. The fact if, most of them went into the hole on the trip. All but the three top men. Admiral Denfield, General Bradley and General Vandenucrg, had to pay part of their hotel bill out of tlicir own pockets, in spite of the fact that they were there on orders from Johnson. The hotel generously' agreed to charge the most of the members ol lhe party n minimum rate of S10 per ,iay including food. Civil- inn government employes working on orders out of town now get nine dollars per day for expenses. The four.of them in the group only lost four dollars for the four tla.v.s they were there. But the military men. who are given seven dollars a day for expenses on travel, lost three dollars a day. Denfield, Bradley and Vanclenberg as heads of their services get a special fund for such junkets. All Hark am! No llilc An informed Washington guess Is t'nat Russia won't actually attack Yugoslavia. There will be all kinds of threatening moves and sho\vs r>f Russian force, just like they used in holding aerial maneuvers atonij thf route of the Berlin airlift. There will be nil kinds of vicious propo- unmla. There will be X'oscow-insplr- ccl strikes nnri demonstrations in Yusolsavia. But an actual invasion of Yugoslavia by ttie Russian army is not expected. If the Russians go to thai extreme. It will be an open confession lo all the'satellite states and the rest of the world as well that present Moscow government Is nothing more tiian a czarlst despotism. One Way of Kipmsinff Yourself Some very unusual problems are being faced by the Dlspraced Persons Commission In connection with helping sponsors become adjusted to the peculiar habits of some of the DPS being brought into this country. Typical is the case of the sponsor who reported that the DP who was a maid in his house refused to SO to church on Sunday but Insisted on spending several ho rs walking through a nearby cemetery. The family was worried that the woman was becoming morose and depressed ami might be on the verge of a nervous breakdown The maid spoke very poor English and nobody hart been able to talk over the cemetery-walking habits with Concerned, the DP Commission .sent an expert out to investigate The answer was simple, it was the custom of this woman's home back In Latvia to walk through the cemetery and pray every Sunday. She was not morose but extremely .happy wjth her new home vnd job. A recent magazine poll of Washington newspapermen resulted In handsome Republican Senator from Ohio John W. Bricker being elected the worst member of the upper hoiiso. But it apparently hasn't bothered him very much. A couple of clays after the announcement Hie members of his staff happened to throw a small birthday party for him In the office As lie was opening the pile O f prcs . enls that had been laid on his desk he let out a big laugh when lit saw that one was addressed to "lhe Best Senator." HC said "I guess that's what I can expect | when the help starts reading maea- • zincs. " o» | A couple of days later the birthday party scene was duplicated in Ohio where Bricker's colleague, Senator Taft, was being feted on l Ills birthday. Taft had been elcct- , ed "Best Senator" In the same poll. More than half of Taft's gifts , were addressed "To the Best Sen- I ator." IN HOLLYWOOD By Krsliine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD—<VEA>— I finally | pulled a iwltrh on Hollywood premieres. r Introduced a plumber, a printer, two housewives ami a character In the glare of searchlights and amidst cheers from crowded grandstands «l a Hollywood Blvd. "premiere," broadcast coast to coast. It was Ralph Edwards' Idea. So who «*ares If cvcrvone got »*nii» it 8:30? " •' Tt was fun. "Slung at 8:35" was Ihc name of Hie movie that lialph. on his Truth or Consequences show, announced was beine premiered at a Hollywood Blvd. theater. There were lights, bleachers, a red carpet.] police guards, limousines and even 1 a big poster reading: | "Big Premiere Tonight. Stars, lights, celebrities " R*Iph didn't miss anything except IHe stirs. The "stars" wre his contestants —printer Harry Schuster, plumber Albert Israel, housewives Theresa Vecchla and IiiRrid Molt. The wonderful character was Mabel Hall, who talks faster than Ralph can get ideas. The "slarV arrived In limnu- s)nn. The moh In the itrand- cheered unri tanked In > rnnfiisrd sort of way. I (nfro- ilnriMl ihc "celebrities." Then Ralph came in, confessed ']>e hoax and invited everyone In to see a revival of "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer." Or "Mo Popcorn." WANTS A CAKKKT Jack Brigp.5 will renew his movie career now that he's no longer the husband of Ginger Roccrs. RKO discovered him for movies during the war. Ginger discovered him about the same time Uncle Sam's Marine* did. He told me: "I should- n t have slven up my career In the first place." r asked him if it was true that IIP ncnt to s!c-?p on !'ie living room couch and snored In Oln- eer's glamorous presence. "Yep" lie said, and added. "Rather siliy grounds for divorce. I'd say." • * • Spencer Tracy and M-O-M art glaring at each other -ver the sluillo's refusal In loan him (o raramounl for u,r film version of "Defective Story." Sptncf Is so h«< ahoul it he may lake a suspension. Reminds me of Ms famous crack abotil M-G-M's tight contracts. He passed the studio prop shop, noticed » mounted monkey and quip- pcd: "That's M-G-M for you. When you die, they stuff you." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William K. McKennej- America's Card Authority '*'rlttcn for jSEA Service Prc-Kmptive Three Kid Needs Watching Today's lesson hand on bidding was taken from an ImporUnl tour- # A75I Leavon Hand oa Bidding £«•* We* N«rtk Eaai Pas* Pass 3 A Pass 4 V Pus 4» DoubU Oper.trn »K 21 namcnt held In New York some time ago. It deals with pre-cnipUv* Widow of Founder of Chinese Republic Now Linked With Reds Th« -DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin p. Jordan, M. 1>. Written for NBA Service Mothers who prepare lunch boxes to be taken to school and eaten at noon ought to know something about what should be put Into the boxes. It is assumed also, of course, that breakfast arid supper are well- balanced meals containing adequate quantities of nutritious foods with vitamins and minerals. Certainly milk should be Included In a (hernias bottle If It Is not purchased regularly at school separately from the home-packed lunch. A . ^,. „„„ , growing child ought to drink about through -Madame Sun. The a quart of milk a day and It may ence of her example Is * By Hewitt MicKeniie AP Foreifn Affairs Analyst One of the most sensational poj. Itlcal developments of the whole Chinese civil war is the appearance of Madame Sun y a t-Sen as »n' honored figure at the creation of the communist "People's Republic of China" lu the old capitaf of helping. Madame Sun is widow of Dr- faun Yat-Sen, father of the republic. She also is sister-in-law of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek who is leading the Nationalist forces In the life and death strug- eie against communists. General Mao Tze-Tung, chief of the Red revolution, obviously has achieved a grand coup, for in lhe minds of millions of Chinese the spirit of the revered Dr. S' aks be difficult to get this in at the other two meals or between meals. In addition to milk the noon meal should supply some protein which can be given easily In the form of boiled eggs or egg sandwich, or cheese. Fruits and vegetables ou^ht also to be included. Lettuce and tomato, as salad or In the form of a sandv:ich, can be used. Carrots or any fruit like apple, pear, peach or orange, can be included in a lunch box and they are all easy to eat at school. These fruits and vegetables supply many desirable vitamins. Kasy lo Get Starches Carbohydrates or starches, which give needed energy quickly, can be taken easily in the form of bread with the sandwich, or potato salad. Many children have a sweet tcoth and if the youngster is not going''to substitute a sweet for other important constituents ol the box lunch, some cake, candy or cookies in small quantities could well be included to top off the meal. A school lunch should be as attractive as possible, so that just the right amount of the right foods are Included each day to supply an active youngster with energy and the other foods needed to lielu In doing the best school work.' Youngsters should be discouraged from "trading" parts of their lunches because this could easily destroy the balance of the whole meal. * • • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of lhe most frequently asked questions in his column. QUESTION: If a person has an i X-ray of the chest and bronchitis I Is found will it appear different Jrom tuberculosis? ANSWER: It is almost always possible for the skilled physician to differentiate between an X-ray of the lungs showing bronchitis and one showing tuberculosis. bevas this e of the strangest aspects of situation Xs that both the o e Communists 'and the Nationalists claim to be building their governments on the principles of Dr. Sun What, a dish that is for the Chinese man in the street to digest! To complete the civic, there is speculation that the "new Red , public will appeal for United Nations membership after the an mvcrsary of the Sun Yat-Sen revolution, October 10. And only Thursday nationalist china's chief del egate to the U.K., Dr. T. P. Tsiang called on the peace organization to act quickly to prevent communists from engulfing China and the entire Far East. He declared in a senscatlonally blunt speech before the General Assembly that Russia Is directing Hie Chinese communists. This follwed the appeal made Tuesday by Chiang Kai-Shek to the Chinese people to join the life and death" struggle uith the comm'inlsts and save the country from becoming a Russian vassal. This was the speech in which he called on the nationalist party to mend Its ways, and admitted errors in the past. He said his own leadership was responsible for the communist sf ..... e of Manchuria and South China. The generalissimo build a new nation proposed to Dr. Sun bidding. There are two schools of thought on the pre-emptive three bid. Many players use the original (hree bid as a nuisance bid, one by which Vat-sen's principles of dcmocrai Ami while he was making this 9 elaration, Madame Sun Yat-Sen was with the Communist leaders who also claimed that Dr. Sun's revolution In 1911 paved the way for the Red revolution. Now the big question arises: Who speaks with the tongue of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen—that Nationlists or the Communists? they try to shut out not only thei. opponents but their partners as well. Personally 1 prefer the definite, three bid, one that is made when r . Jon " the hand contains a six-card suit '" Mcx 'cn (or more) headed by the ace, king and queen, or a seven-card suit headed by the ace, king and jack, with nothing on. the sine. If yell use this type of bid, do not deviate from it, because your partner will be counting on axactly that holding. In today's hand we are dealtns with the nuisance pre-emptive three bid. south hart what a great J5 Years Ago In Blvthcvitte — fExccrpt from Graham Svdbury's sports column.) ,John Alexander, as scrappy a guard as ever held down a Maroon and White berth here. Is quarterback for the Union College first stringers at Jackson. Tenn. John has grown from the 140 pounder who plavcd such a vicious many 'players might consider an opening bid of one heart. Few good players will open this type of tfend with a three bid, because after all it will not take much in the partner's hand to make a game. However, South passed and West naturally hart to pass. In ihe toiir- ament from which I took this hand, the player with the North hand elected to use the nuisance pre-ct ptive three bid. Some players like a little better holding, at least six to the queen or seven to the jack. At least North did tell his partner he was trying to game hprt to 170 pounds. Thirty pounds sho'.'ld really make the redheaded boy one of a football player. bnrk signals far down this week when the Union College team takes on the University of Mexico eleven. There shouldn't be any stealing of signals on that hot tamale outfit shut him out as ponenls. well as the op- After the three spade bid East made no hid. as he was anxious to let the get into trouble. . Now what should South do? Should he b!d four hearts? No. He passed originally and his partner had warned him of the type ot hand he had. If South had passed, the hand would have been played at three spades, and it is doubtful if that contract would have been doubled. ^ The danger with South bidding four hearts is that Nortl), will bid four spades, which he did in .this case. East was very happy to double the four-spade contract and In the actual play North took only two tricks, going down 1500. Breed of Canine Answer to Previous Puzzl HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted breed of dog, the -haired 12 Papal cape 14 Interstices 15 Witticism 16 Hindu garments 18 Greek letter 18 Compass point form) 20 English river 10 Diners 2IOver (contr.) H Erects 22 Symbol for 13 East (Fr.) neon 23 Rupees <ab.) 24 Decay 27 Dance step 29 Accomplish 30 Correlative of either Jl Whirlwind 32 Musical note 3J Bitter vetch 34 Organ of hearing 36 Symbol (or thallium 3 7 Suffix 39 Knock 41 Stout cordl 43 Hail! 47 Indonesian of Mindanao 48 Silly 49 Conducted 3 Proportion 4 Measure of cloth 5 Allowance for waste 6 "Emerald Isle" 7 Pause 8 Universal language 9 Ileum (comb. 27 Minnie skin opening 28 Scope 33 Click beetle 35 Venerate 36 Barter 38 Fortification 40 Brazilian 17 Measure of area 25 Smell 26 Pedal digits province 41 Be borne 42 Heavy blow 43 Go by 44 Half-cm 45 Harden 46\Vinglike part 5111 a type of fox terrier 53 That one 52 Diadem 54 Expungers 55 Year between 1] and 20 Vt»TICAL 1 Female* JPr

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