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PAGE fIX BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE 'BtYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ? V ' _ . THE COURIER NEWS CO. -;.", H. W. HAINEfi, Publisher '•'•'•' '' JAMES L. VBRHOEFF Editor • . PAUL D. HUMAN, AdrertMn* Sol* National Adterti«ln« Willie* Witawr Co, New York, Chicago, AtUnU. Mtmphlt clu* matter »t tlu po*t- attic* it Blythevill*, Arlunu*. under act at Con. October », HIT. -lumber at Tb* AssoclaMd Ptct* - SUBSCRIPTION RATES:' By carrier lr> the city of Blythevill* ot »ny nburbin town when c*rrlei stcvttx It ciaUj- tataed, Mo' per *«k. or 85o pel month By mail, within a radius ol '60 miles M.OO pej year, $2.00 lor ilx months, SI. 00 foi three months; by mall > outside SO mil* tone $10.00 per real payable in advanc*. •Meditations And I c«ve my heart to seek and search out by wlidbm concerning all thln{s that are done under heaven: this sore trlvall hath God given to the fons of'nuui to be exercised therewith.— Eccle»lastw 1:13. As whole caravans may light their lamps from one candle without exhausting it, so myriads ol tribes may gain wisdom from the great Book without Impoverishing It. —Rabbi Bcn-Azal. iBarbs i '-A Washington man was arrested'for driving ! , r ihlle eating off a tray attached to his car window. i. The .'cops were the car hops. ^ •*'••* * i ' - ' The heating systems In some apartments are , likely'to become the best known flat failures this ' winter. * * * -' With some of the kids we've seen, every day .. la a fresh beginning. . -. * * * ~ E /A student lamp made. In 1841 was presented i 't*r» teller*. You know, one of those places that '.-, ncd to" be wed for studying. \l ... ._:.... k; >' rl Th» weather 'deserves & lot of credit for Its :! nerve to disagree with some women. I'Actions of Vishinsky & Co. * Speak Louder Than Words Two months ago a pair-of American students cyclying in Germany were ar' rested by Russian authorities. They were: *• held prisoner until Sept. 28. - In-that Interval, the two youths told " U. S. officials, they were confined in '.-5, wha^ they describe'd as "dungeons." ^iV ' What had'they done to offend'trie . jv~?Ruuiai»? The two cyclists said Soviet ^'"authorities 'thought they were spies. • [,., Th'e basis for this suspicion was the fact i that the lads had innocently ventured m- - ,to the Russian zone on their sight-seeing trip. "We did not realize how serious '- this was," said one. c This was a comparatively mild instance of a practice that goes on all the . time along the border between the Soviet 1 and the western zones of Germany. A more striking example came to U. S. notice a few weeks ago whn an American soldier was released by the Russians' after long imprisonment. I, What had been his offense? He boarded the wrong streetcar in Berlin. It took him into the Soviet sector of the city, where he had no desire to go. ! Whereupon he was arrested as a spy ' suspect. The young GI told American authorities that in an eCfort to force a "con• fession" from him the Russians beat j him brutally a number of times and Y gave him the "water treatment." -- This last is a little something dream>;' ed up by our eastern friends to induce '. a certain humility in persons who are ij being grilled. The prisoner is made to ;; stand for 24 hours in a room filled with \l water to a height above his knees. ;"i As we have suggested, incidents of !' this sort are rather commonplace. The only reason for taking note o£ them is to remind Americans here at home what the Russians are really doing. Now that the United Nations is meeting again in New York, Soviet Foreign Minister has his handy propaganda sounding board against which he can shout the evils of "\var-mongering" Americans and British and proclaim the virtues of his native people. 1 You hear a lot of chatter about the Soviet Union's peaceful intentions and the wonders of the "people's democracy." It's old-stuff, but Vishinsky is working on the well-worn but not exactly stupid heory that repetition>often drives ideas .home. That is. why it pays to refresh our minds from time to time on the story of Russian actions—as contrasted with Russian words. Any time you get to thinking that maybe Vishinsky and Co. are talking straight and it is we Americans who nr« the culprits, just close your eyes and visualize that young soldier standing knee-deep in cold water. For boarding th« n'rong streetcar. Call for ^Cross-Education' Secretary of Defense Louis A. Johnson seems to have scored well in his first attempt at "cross^educating 1 ' !the top men of the three chief defense branches—Army, Navy and Air Forces. He took Army and Air Force leaders aboard the big carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt for a starter. According to reports, the experience proved his point perhaps better than he imagined it would. By their detailed questions, the"visiting firemen showed they had very little idea of some of the most basic facts about aircraft carriers. Men who wish to help make decisions about the future role of the Navy in defense demonstrated that they were not soundly grounded in the information vital to such determinations. The process of broadening their education, and of course that of Navy men who may be equally ill-informed about land and air operations, should continue on an earnest level until the United States has" a group of defense leaders who arc thoroughly equipped for the joint decisions that our increasingly unified service establishment requires. To Encourage Careers It may be difficult lo cheer greater pay Increases for the higher ranks In the armed forces than for the lower withou seeming to Ignore the "little fellow" and actually running Into the brass hat haters. Yet It should be done. The crux of the matter Is the need to preserve a core of able, experienced officers and noncoms, and to attract even more and abler men to take up "the service" as a career. And the level at which to pitch this effort Is not at that of th recruits and the lower ratings. These levels are filled by very young men, by others who come and go depending on jobs 'outside," an dby those familiar characters who really want security without responsibility or rant. The career motive hardly, becomes a real tactor below the middle grades of the noncoms and the first step up for the officers. It then needs as- 'surance of a future not too much at a disadvantage when compared with other callings At the higher levels, in particular, temptation presses strongly to seek compensation'In line with ability. Certainly to raise a rear admiral or major general with 32 years' experience to a scant $14,000 a year (no longer with special tax exemptions) as the new act will do, suggests no profligacy',with public money. How do commerce, finance, and Industry reward comparable qualifications? 'Ask some of the able officers who found out and resigned. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR For Uniform State Laws Everyone knows that divorces can be almost •'bought over the counterTFlri Nevada but that divorces are very ciirficuiTto.obtain in New York. The diversity of state laws on this subject has caused endless trouble. Endless trouble has arisen, too. from the multiplicity of state laws governing routin business practices. Therefore, the National Conference of commissioners on Uniform State Laws, which Is meet- Ing In St. Louis this week, has a commendable mission. Step by step, these representatives ol the 43 state Governors arc trying to bring order out. of this chaos. At the' present meeting, the members hope to approve a 2000-page commercial code they have worked on since 1942. They are also working on a code of criminal nrocedure. a reciprocal act to deal with non-support, and uniform health requirements for persons seeking to marry. Much of the present diversity Is a matter of mere historical accident. H serves no real purpose, and causs far too much trouble. Business in all stales will save money under nnllorm state laws. The profits will be still greater because the uniform code Is distilled from the best elements of the separate state codes. The commissioners are doing an important job, and It is to be Hoped that legislators will adopt their suggestions. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY / The key to western development Is electric power, and regardless of what anybody may say ...there is a scarcity of.power, not only In the West, but throughout t'iie United Stales as R whole—Vice President Barkley. The Department of Defense Is exerting every effort lo perfect Industrial mobilization plans.. and measures in the light of our experience during World War II to meet any emergencies or con- tmpeorary intrnatlonal developments,—Secretary ol Defense Louis Johnson. It's very difficult to talk now The situation Is very delicate, but the day will come when we will talk.—Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia, on icla- tlons with Russia. When men stop being afraid, they begin thinking in terms ot the substance ot tne problems before I hem and their real solutions.—Warren R, Austin, U. S. delegate to UN. • The party that nominates a woman for vice president or president will win Hie 1952 election. Sen. Margaret Cha« Smith (R), Mahii. MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1949 'Your Slip Is Showing, Miss Peace! 7 PETER EDSON'S Washington News Notebook Veterans' Affairs Bungling Will Cost Taxpayers Nearly 50 Millions in 1949 By Douglas I.arscn NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON (NBA)—Adminis- trative bungling and congressional delay will cost the U. S. taxpayer at least $50,000.000 worth or savings In the veterans' training and education program this year. • Early last spring Veterans Administration told Congress it could save the Treasury more than 5100,000,000 If It had the power fo keep vetefans out of courses which it called "avo- catlonal and recreational." Congress waited until late this summer to give VA that power. VA officials hart plenty of assurances beforehand that the bill giving it to them would be passed. But when It was passed and signed by y the President on Aug. 24. they were'caught flatfooted. It wasn't until Sept.. 15 that VA could announce that It had figured out how lo admlnisler its new authority. But by that time, after a series of blunders which almost gyped an estimated 15.COO veterans out of tuition and several months' subsistence checks. It became obvious that VA could not get the law operating until next semester. It had to postpone enforcing the measure until Nov. 1. The 550,000,000 estimate or what all this foolishness will cost the taxpayer Is really conservative. It is based on the fact that most colleges and schools operate on a two- semester bask. With A unable to use its new power to keep vets out ol recreational and avocational courses until the second semester ol this year, at least half of the estimated $100,000,000 savings can't be made. Hi; Rush for Scats There is a lot more to it than that. Delaying the enforcement of the new Jaw opened the gate for all veterans to get started in many courses now. which might not be dropped a course or changed one, he shouldn't be eligible for any more training unless he can prove beyond any doubt that any -more courses will lead directly to a Job. And the same applies to a vet who might have finished one phase of available to them later. And once training and wants to take advanc- they are started In those courses, or c d training with the credits he has ey are sare n ose courses, or types of training, they can contin- left. Me on for one, two. or .three, years, until the year finished. So possible savings whlctvthe law seeks to make have actually bee'n lost for several years. Thus the delay and poor hndling of the whole matter by A may end --up by costing much more than even the $100,000,000 which VA thought it would save In the first year. And this result is already apparent. Since VA announced the postponement, schools all over the country report that thousands of veterans have suddenly decided to en- • roll now—Awhile there Is no question of getting in under'the Or training program — who otherwise might have waited a year or two. The most important' section of the law in this connection Is not the one which will keep veterans out of dance courses, bartending schools, and the like. There has come to be pretty general agreement that that type of training was not the intention of the GI bill. The section involved limits further training to all vets who have either Interrupted a course or who have completed one phase of a course. Has to Lead to 2 Job VA's position is that If a veteran , In presenting Hhe case to Congress VA officials said that they believed that most, of those veterans were just using the GI training as unemployment insurance. Announcing on Sept. 15 that as of Sept. 12 the rigid restrictions on GI training would go Into 'effect was the blunder which finally forced VA to abandon enforcing the restrictions until the next semester. The retroactive announcement found the estimated 15,000 veterans Warm Times Are in Prospect In Struggle for German Rule The DOCTOR SAYS • By Edwin P. Jordan, M.D. Written for NBA Service , . « i psleoarthrltls or hypertrophlc rihrltls really should not be called irthrltls at all. It Is really a m'/l degeneration or -wearing out of some of the structures which go to make the joints. It Is a sort of aging or the Joints which shows up first In those Joint* which do the most work, like the knees, hips or fingers. . , . The exact cause or causes of this condition are not entirely understood. There may be a- inherited factor, that is the cartilage and bone of people in seme families may be particularly susceptible to early degeneration or ostcoarthrl- tis.. Repeated injury also seems to promote the development ol this condition. Poor posture, disturbances of blood circulation, and obesity are other conditions which contribute to the development of osleoarthritls. Accompanied by Stiffnes» The end joints of'the fingers frequently become enlarged. This Is often accompanied by a certain amount of stiffness and soreness, though this usually disappears after the joints have been loosened up. These enlargements are very common In later years and are called Heberden's nodes. The treatment of degenerative changes in the Joints Includes general measures aimed at relieving the discomfort and Improving the over-all physical condition. Local measures designed t relieve the Involved joints and prevent or correct any difficulties which are present are also used. Occupational strains should be eliminated whenever possible and posture should be corrected. Many people become unnecessarily alarmed when they are told that they have this condition because they are afraid that they may he- come seriously crippled. Osteo- arthritis is always a mild condition * • • 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. • * • QUESTION: Is there any special diet which can be used for an enlarged liver? ANSWER: The liver may be enlarged In several different conditions, Including heart disease, kidney disease, as well as diseases of the liver Itself and other disorders. For these reasons there Is no diet that can be suggested. ' 75 Years Ago In Blytheyiite — A son was born today at the Blythevllle Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Abe Kinnlngham. Harold Sudbury and his orchestra will- furnish music for a dance to be given by the Woman's Club Friday evening, according to an anr nouncemeilt made by Mrs. Edwin Robinson today. Dairy, has purchased Wahl's Dairy who would be affected already en- Joe C raig, operator of Craig's rolled for the term. ' — -•-- • • .—.... VA officials admitted that they were aware that a great number of vets would get caught short by.the poorly-timed announcement. But they thought that the inconvenience and loss of money to them would be worth the savings to the Treasury that could be made, by getting the restrictions in force for this semester. They didn't anticipate that it would kick up such a. fuss. Mast U. S. educators have fought the whole VA theory of llmlling Ol training. They were glad to be able to use the administrative errors of VA as a means of geltin'gthe regulations postponed a semester. IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent By Erskllifi Johnson NEA Stuff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Joan Fontaine sings. No thanks. Producer Hal Wnllls tried lo talk her into becoming n singing Fontain for one scene in "September." Joan said no with the comment: "I hope to remain on the screen until forced off by public demand and I see no point in hastening that day." Diana Lynn, approaching first wedding anniversary: her are you going to do?" Benny replied: "I don't know yet. Depends on what ihe audience looks like," True story. Hcuny has so nnuiy niutincs nntl jdkcs that lie tailors Hirm to fit his audiences. Smart bill how many entertainers can da 111 ' t • • ' NBC will spend $15.000 a week for a TV show starring Dean Martin and Jeny Lewis. Prediction: Mnrlo Lanza will, get the biggest buildup of the year at M-G-.M . . . Marguerite Champman and Bentlcy McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By Willaml E .McKenney America's Card Aulliorlly Written for NEA Service Optimistic Bidding Dr,aw$> Little Slam One of the prettiest hands it has ever been my pleasure to receive from a bridge fan comes from Ernest C. Goudsmit of Forest Hills, N.Y. It is a very fascinating smother play. Mr. Gourtsmil said that the short club bid probably got him into 18 Consume Another apade finesse was taken and the • ace and king of spade, scasheu. At this point declarer led a heart and West was endplayed. I have underlined the four cards remain- Ing in all of the hands. West had to lead a diamond, which was trumped in dummy with the nine of clubs'. Tf East overtrumped with the queen, declarer would trump with the ace and win the last three tricks with the king, jack and ten of trumps In dummy. If East played the five of clubs, declarer would discard the five of hearts from his own hand, then lead thf ten of clubs from dummy If East .played now, declarer wouW let It ride .and lead Ihe jack of clubs. This would be won with the ace and the king of clubs woulc win the last trick. By DcWitt MucKtnile AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Proclamation of the Eastern German republic, under Russian domination, U a strategic move yy Moscow aimed at winning over he republic recently established In the Britlsh-Prench-Amerlcan Zones of Germany with Bonn as capital The Soviet Union thus is intensifying Its drive for a unified Germany which can be brought under control of Moscow. The establishment of this Eastern Republic doesn't materially alter the status of that part of Germany as a Soviet satellite. The Russians already have communized It heavily and are maintaining control with a big army of Red troops What has been done by setting up the republic Is to create a symbol of nationalism which the MuscA vites hope will prove attraclive lo* Western Germany and bring about n union. That's an Idea which, of course, cuts two ways, for the Western powers are equally bent on drawing Eastern Germany Inlo the Bonn Republic. So a hot contest Is in prospect. In any event, what we have been calling the "Russian Zone of Occupation" now has become a Cori- munist state which takes its place among Moscow's satellites. Thus the R,ed empire bulges westward into Central Europe like a huge fist or battering ram. Within this bulge lies Berlin once proud and'powerful capital of the Reich and, next to Paris, the most populous of the continental cities. That Is a highly Important circumstance, as I pointed out In a previous column, and Is likely to figure heavily In the struggle for control of all Germany. Berlin not only is Ihe hub of Cenlral Europe—the greatest transportation center of the continent— but it is dear to all Germans as the symbol of the country's former greatness. A nation's capital and its flag rank together In the hearts of its citizens. The situation is curiously complicated by the fact that, while Berlin lies within the Russian Zone, all four powers have areas which are under their control In the city Itself. Because of this Britain, their Berlin zones to the Western German Republic. As a matter of fact.German politicians at Bonn have been agitating for the. Incorporation of the western part of Berlin In their government. Thus far. however, the three, democracies have refused to make such a move because it obviously would antagonize Russia Now that Moscow has established the Easlern German Republic the Bonrpgqvernment may get Its wish rl J.?f?... we '. s haU have the odd circumstance of. one city serving as capital of two separate governments at the same th%5. Whatever may happen as regards the capital, the East German Com- munist'leaders, In proclaiming-the new satellite government, claimed to speak for all Germany. More than incidentally they also have their eyes on the g'reat Industrial resources of Western Germany; The new government Immediately cabled New York, asking that the Big Four foreign ministers again take up the German question. The message was an appeal to Soviet Foreign Minister Vishinsky to work for unification of Germany through the Eastern government. The new regime denounced ^% Bonn government.. The feeling wSr' mutual, for Bonn characterized the. formation of the Communist-dominated Eastern Republic as a national catastrophe. It Is easy to see that warm times are In prospect. which he will merge with his own Through the deal Orafg acquired 18 milk cows, all of the Wahl dalrj equipment and business. Tommie Thompson, local youth, has been granted 3 government license as a. radio broadcast station operator after having recently taken an examination for the license at Little Rock. He is associated with C. L. LItzenich In KLCN. Small Beast Answer to Previous Puzzifj HORIZONTAL 5 Otherwise 1 Depicted filjeadgear small beast 9 H eals 13 Inlersticed 14 Love god 15 Male 16 Be sparing -, o Ryan are straining at the leash, trouble, but without further corn- Lawrence Ticrney Is back to ' nient on the bidding, we will go right into the play. "What do Uicy mean the first year Is the hardest? I've had more fun than I ever had before in my life." Robert Q Lewis wonders If the Hollywood equel to "Under Capricorn" will be <"Undcr Popcorn." June Allyson. who will co-star with husband Dick Powell In "The Reformer and Ihe Redhead," has prepared the following sign for the first day's shooting— "Love Is grand BUT don't upstage me." Seeing Hugh Herbert again reminded me of all those wonderful routines he did In Warner comedies. Come on somebody, let's get him back In big roles quick. Hughlc still lives on his San Fernando valley estate with a fish pond In Ihe middle of his living room floor. There's also a big swimming pool, an English lap room and a complete Finnish steam balh. Hughle has never been 1 In Hie pool—"I catch cold." He apologized for some weeds growing In his garden with the explanation: "My gardener Isn't a gardener—he's a sailor." There's n story that Benny Rubin was about to o'pen at New Yoik'S| the natives explain: Palace theater and someone asked "Oh, it's just someone sitting on I diamonds was cashed, South dis- him. "B«nny, wh»f« tin a«l»-wh»t | th« D« For. ooffw table." | c«idlnf • heart from hi, own hind. Will Rogers' daughler, Mary t.nna Turner says she'll do "A Life of Her Own" aflcr M-G-M does a '01 more rewriting on the script . . . Aside to Variety: Thanks for that wonderful review on niy TV reel about Hollywood . . . Lann flornc will go back to Chicago to 'Ight in person her suit against being barred from a night club there. TVrnt star who recently mnrrlcd 21-year-old doll Just made a orrlfying discovery. He's older than hi s fathcr-ln-Iawl There's no argument about the Don dePore family being the most photogenic in town. And that goes for their early American farm house on Mandervillc Lane In Brcntwood, which should win an Oscar for the Home Beautiful. Cute As Klltens Don and Marion have three children, Penny, nearly 7; David. 4; ' Tournament—Neither vul. Soulh West North EM* 1 + 4 # 6 + Double Opening—»K 10 The opening lead of ihe king of hearts was won 'n dummy. Declarer then : 1 the eight of clubs, and vo-monlfi-old Dawn. Culer kids j 11 !'',,"'^" wnen'u held 0 " 1 "' ' K'tJ^T-Jf? 1 ^.*:!!!. ,'". at ,,. Dc mnnp'distribution was' disclosed' 22 Tellurium (symbol) 23 Rip 25 Pitcher 27 Gaelic Fore coffee lablel The toi> is a flve- and-a-halt-foot .blacksmith's bellows. There's a gng in Brcntwood. Whenever there is an unusual draft Declarer led the three ot spades from dummy and finessed the ten- spot .Then he led Ihe deuce of diamonds and look another finesse. When Ihe queen held, the ace of 7 Pet rain ing lo the ear BInheriletl trail 9 Myself 10 Anger 11 Covered 12 Com pound 19 H prickly ethers 20 Way down 17 Symbol for Ihoron 20 Visionaries 21 Proffered 24 Reach for 26 Made of wool 28 Bows'slighUy 33 II has s» ar P 29 "Keystone ' Stale" (ab.) 30 Accomplish 31 Not (prefix) 32 Hebrew deity 33 Dry 35 Nevada city 38 Wharf 39 Greek mountain 40 Hypolhelical structural unit 41 Coasted 47 Tivo (prefix) s 48 Born 50 Snood (Scot.) 51 Malt beverage 52Wilhin (comb. form) 54 Month 56 Asterisk 57 Wastrels VERTICAL 1 Negro. 2 Exp>;nger 3 Lair 4 Dei..,. I ax I— -Je. ll ASTER A R 34Diligenl (Scol.> 36 Finer 37 Willows ' 42 Letlside (ob.) 43 Finishes 44 Profound 45 Fish 4K Paradise 49 Greek Idler 51 Nickname of Lincoln 53 Correlative « either 55 Doctor of Medicine (lib

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