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BLWHKVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS JBLrrUEVILLB COURIER NEWS >. w. rnAom. nuWMT * P. Kom*. tdt«c««int Wttaur CO, MM Tofk. Chlnm . « •coiil eUM matter M ttw pott- •ttk* at BlyUmlU*, Arkuuu, under act at Coi> ' gnu. October i. Ut7. I ateffibet o( Ttw Ai»dal«d V - •UMCBIPnON RATES: , ftp MnttrlB th* dt? * KjUwrtll* «r uy •uburfeu town wta*r* curitt Mrrie* to auto]item*. Me ptt '••*. at «So pci oontu • Bf •All, within k ndlui ot H mite «t*> p*r , jrur, t>4ft tat «Lx months, tlOO tor thrt* moDtbs; ' by Mi) outrid* M mU» no* »1040 p«r r*u Meditations •number Let'i wUe.-luke !*:». . 5 "'• ; Let no man presum to give advice to otheri if that ha* not tost given good counsel to himself. f . • , . —Seneca, . Barbs More arid more women are taking up pool, says a writer. Well, they would, being so familiar with pocket*. * * * OU-faaUone4 oil lamp* an popular with aa- ti^ue collector*. They'd make excellent stovee for nxitm apartneata, • •» » » We wonder If husbands really,exptct:wlve» to believe then when'they send vacation cardi reading, "Wish you we» here." ' I '...__.; t» he the mart common buy ;• . , * • • ', Tht Wild West IB a teflon where you're not !: luppoaed to park in front of a bank with your- i notor runnlnf. 'Pmnibus Appropriation Bill ;Will Give Better Perspective j, ' Next year Congress will'make an i Important advance in its handling of )• appropriation! covering- regular govern- j; ment expenses. Funds for alt major ac!' tivities will be lumper! together in one ;< omnibus bill. • • Thi« - reform wa» assured recently. when Sen. Harry Byrd, Virginia Democrat, finally won the Senate over to' th« idM after four years of trying. Rep. .• Clarence Cannon .of Missouri, chairman ef the House Appropriations Committee, . already had. announced that his group would put together a single appropriation measure in'1950. x Up to now. money for the various regular departments and agencies has been vot«d in 'a long series of separate bun- die*. Debate and action on the full list alwayi has consumed many days' time in both houses. This year the Senate has not ( yet completed passage of all appropriation*., .. . : " But'there ii far more than time in- . volved in thi* change. Handling government funds on a,piecemeal basis simply . doesn't work well in these days of huge expenditures. Congress never gets the panoramic view it needs if it is to keep . outlay and revenue'intake in balance. For example, many times in recent years lawmaker* charged, with preparr ing tax legislation'have "put off action for months and months on the ground that until they knew how much the government would; probably spend they ;could;not'fairly, decide whether an increase or reduction in levies was justified. Furthermore, government budget- making ought to be a well-knit process all the way from the Budget Bureau's basic estimates to the final congressional vote. A budget is a thing of many parts, but they are related .parts. What gbud does it do to scrimp and save in one department if funds for another agency are to be doled out with careless aban-. .don? Money" for any 'particular purpose ought to be 'considered in relation to genuine, need, to the amount of revenue expected at existing tax rates, and to the competing requirements of other activities. Too often our lawmakers have blithely voted for particular projects as if there were no others bidding for government funds. But even those who wanted a fuller picture contended they could not get it under present congressional practice, i The Byrd-Can'non plan is no cure- mil 'for our budget-making troubles. Mor* reforms are needed. Congress still i niu*t"rely too heavily on the word of i the government agencies, themselves as ; to the necessity of expenditures. It needs ! 5t« own well-trained staff of budget in- f vwtigaton; present assistance is inade- j juate^And the Administration, for its t part, oyjrht to present its budget to Con«M in a far more simplified form than it now th* CAM. . But the'plan U.welcom* as an opening wedge in a field too long neglecUd. Who's Excited? The day,President Truman announced that Russia has had an atomic explosion thi« country began to hear an endless stream of placating pronouncements from top military leaders, statesmen and; others. ....-.• The general tenor was: Take it easy, everybody. Don't get hysterical. Keep calm. After all, it doesn't mean Russian planes wilt be over our cities tomorrow. Commentators'pouring out the news all that day used their gravest toiies. Listeners might well have thought a second Pearl Harbor was upon us. The funny thing about all this fuss is that most people appeared to take the big announcement without a ripple of concern. Probably, they had long since discounted/ 'the 'prospect lhat Russia would develop the bomb. Hadn't our scientists been saying right along that the secret couldn't be kept indefinitely? Actually, about the only citizens who showed any hysteria were those who were busy telling everybody else not to get into a -lather. Views of Others Unity for Peace Atomic thunder out of the east should warn the »ettern community of nations that time it an increasing factor In the security equation. To be sura, the United States' head start in production of atomic bombs Is important to peace, '•s it would Blso be to victory. But it Is not so Important as to permit 'wesUrn nations the luxury of a leisurely approch to maximum unity. A common 'defense In case of war is one thlnj. A common defense of the peace Is »nother, Recent meeting, of the Atlantic Defense Council have be*n notable for the apparnt ease with which agreement could be reached among the 12 signatories of the Atlantic Pact. That Is an encouraging sign. But the potcnlilltles it discloses must be exploited vigorously. If it If possible to agree without difficulty on whit to do If war comes it should be possible also to agree on what to do In an effort to prevent it. But thLi endeavor involves international and domestic politics to n degree not readily contemplated by peoples or leaders schooled for the believe that nationalism and patriotism are synonymous. . We;are all coming closer and closer to the hour in which'we must recognize that'.our .lncll- ..t lt !;i•^'. a . n .<? national security can be best^saie- 1 tuarded by policies representing international decisions. We are coming to the point where ,'such policies must be ahnounced to the world. If there can even now be no pooling of national sovereignty in a general sense, yet. w must arrive »t specific decisions which will repregpt.a pooling of, or at any rate a compromise jdnong, several sovereignties for a specific purpose. To illustrate: , The Atlantic Pact machinery would begin whirring at once if one of the members were attacked. That fact may well deter an aggressor from making such an attack. But what will deter him from making an attack on a nonmember of the pact^an attack which th pact countries might also decide was a threat to their security and which might therefore have to be answered with force? One 'way to deter this sort of attack would be for the Atlantic Council to reach decisions and make' them clear as'to what moves by any nonpact power would be regarded as aggressive. , Obviously we are now talking about the making of a "foreign poiicy.'^or more accurately, an alliance policy. Limited alliances have usually been able to state In what contingencies the alliance '. members would tight, short of being attacked themselves. The Atlantic, Pact, has not done that. The very Idea of alliance r maklng lias been repugnant to a considerable section of American opinion. This is one reason the terms of the pact are limited. But another' reason stems from the number of countries involved, and their 'diverse .interests and security needs. So we come to the task of building security today wtlh a set of factors which when harmonized must take us a-step nearer political union in the west. That almost as challenging as, and may frighten some nationalists more than the reverberations of'atomic explosion! In Russia. But there It is, and there 1» at least as much reason to prepare ourselves for the one as (or the other. "Out of many, one," Is America's national motto. The history of western survival may one day be as .succinctly written: Out of fission, unity. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11,1949 SO THEY SAY We havt made It perfectly clear that there jhould be international control of atomic energy. Great progrss will be m«de if ovlet Russia will tgree to International inspection.—British Prime Minister clement Attlee. * >. • •. » - We have been prepared to repel attack for *ome lime and we hare provided ample funds lor what 1» needed.—Chairman harence Cannon, House Appropriations Committee. : * • » So great and pressing h« the world's need for the United Nations become that if It were nonexistent today, we would find ourselves compelled to create it.—UN Assembly President Carlos P. Eomulo. » » » Women are not misled by political slogans. Women look beneath the labels to see the lacls. —Pmidwit TrumjtB. :..'.. Playing Hard to (jet Satellite Nations' Educational Systems Shift Their Emphasis PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook American Legion Commander to Go Places, Folks in Home Town Insist WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Buck In his home town In Brazil, Ind., (pop. 4000) they predict big things for their No. 1 hero, George N. Craig. His becoming the first World War II veteran to win the high post of National Commander of the American Legion is just the first step, they think, governor next, United States senator along there somewhere. After that Who knows? Supreme president. Courlh? Maybe even • There's good precedent for such hope.' Being national commander of the Legion has always been big time. And since the war, with all the World War II members, It's even bigger. The post launched the career of Paul V. McNutt (Incidentally he nominated Craig for' the commandershlp at the convention), who comes from Craig's congressional district, ar'l who was Craig's teacher at Indiana University. , Other past national commanders who first achieved national fame through the Legion include Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson, former Sen. Bennet C. Clark, now'U.S. judge, and a host ol top business executives, such as Franklin D'Olicr, chairman of the board of Prudential Life Insurance Comnany. Golden Opportunity If fate has willed that all this ts In store for George N, Craig, George Craig will be the last man to try to interfere with the decision of the goods. With all of the Influence that the Job carries arid the chance to make Important contacts a good man could hardly fall to make a lot of hay for himself. And George Craig shows every evidence of being a good man. He loves to refer to himself as a "plain old country lawyer." At the age of 41, It's, a safe bet that Craig's plain old country law clays are over. / •• • They say that Craig Is second only to McNutt as being the handsomest natlo'iaV commander. He's got a clean-cut, ail-American look, a firm grip and hearty.voice. Added to that Is a lot of black curly hair graying at the temples. His smile is warm and friendly. : One of the reasons for his successful campaign for the command- crship Is his great energy. In 10 months he traveled 108,000 miles, visiting local posts In 38 states without once fagging out. The going was made tougher because he doesn't like to fly. In the service he survived '.he toughest action with Pattern's Third Army, fighting through the,campaigns of northern France. Rhineland and the Ardennes, lie left the service as a lieutenant-colonel. As to what change his being the first World War II vet to hold the reins will Have on tho Legion's direction, Craig says flatly there will be none. "I am bound by mandates of the convention and will do my best to carry them out." He adds that he sees no need for changing "any of the Legion's traditlona programs, alms or activities. 1 * Legion's First.Duty The one big thing which he con siders the first duty of the Legio is "to awaken all Americans to the responsibilities as citizens." He say "It Is a shocking fact, for Instanc that 10 per cent less people vote in 1949 than in 1944 and 'that les than half of the qualified voters i the U.S. bother to go to trie polls Although Craig doesn't think tha the Legion should waver from i! traditionally non-partisan stand i national politics, he thinks tha local posts have the responslbiilt to fight any individual candidal "who does not have the best in terests of the country as his firs goal." But he doesn't hesitate to le you his >wn politics. He's a Re pub llcan and willing to elaborate. On of his best personal friends an former college classmate Is Repub The DOCTOR SAYS BT Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service People often trUnk of vitamins A nd D in the same breath probably ecause so many dnig store pre- arations contain both. There are, owever, many differences between hem, both In chemical nature and n their elfccts on the human body. Lack of enough vitamin A will ause eye difficulties. The first ymptom of this eye disease Is a ind of night blindness. Inability to ee well In a dim light caused by eficiency of vitamin A !s cured woinptly by giving extra doses of his vitamin. Vitamin- A is also supposed to be lelpful In 'the treatment of cer- ain kinds of skin callouses but only vhen they are caused by. a-lack at his vitamin In the diet. Vitamin A Is not considered to be helpful in he prevention of Influenza, colds, or other infections. Vitamin D Treats nickels The term vitamin D Is applied to at least two substances which are mown to aid in the proper use by he body of calcium and phosphorus. Consequently, this vitamin is recognized as a specific method of treating certain conditions in which calcimn is not properly used. These conditions are rickets, a kind of *>ne softening In. children. Inftin-. :ile'tetany and probably some'other conditions in which there Is abnormal use of calcium and phosphorus. In children particularly combinations of vitamin A and D are frequently given during the winter months with the purpose of improving bone and tooth formation- The reason this is Important in winter Is lhat, in northern climates at least, the sun is less powerful and the skin of children Is less exposed to the sun. At such times, therefore, the vitamin D which is iormed by exposing the skin to sunlight may be insufficient to supply the necessary quantities of that Important substance. • • * 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: When the.basel metabolism is plus 20 what symptoms By DeWllf MacKcnzte A I' Foreign Affairs Analyst The Russian satellite nations of Eastern Europe are undergoing an educational metamorphosis which bids fair to change their entire outlook on life and take them still further away from Western thought: Th saellite governments are busy overhauling their school systems to make them conform with the Communist ideological down by Moscow. teachings laid Czechoslovakia, would be apparent? ANSWER: The most likely would be nervousness, loss of weight, and rapid heart beat. ( llcan Senator from Indiana William th l ee Jenner. They share close political 75 Years Ago In Blvtheyille— Mrs. w. W. THolipete'r and Mrs. Chester R, Babcock entertained the P-E.O, chapter yesterday with a luncheon at the .Babcock home. There were 14 present. For the program which followed Mrs. J. E. Crita discussed "Government Aeronautics." ; ' Jimmle Fossick, pro of the Blytheville country club,' has gone to Louisville, Ky., to compete in the $5,000 Louisville Open,' starting today. ; • . The toursament will be underway for example, Is engaged in eliminating from children's reading all such frivolities as rags-to-riches success stories. And the fairy tales which lor centuries have fascinated youngsters hte world around. In place of such material the small lolk are getting text-books,,, which give a new and "genuine" A outlook. Even such success stories as that o! Henry Ford arc banned, on the grounds that he was "an exploiter of the working people." Soviets All-Important The significance of this revolutionary change is pointed out In an article by Educationalist Jozef Bar- , bag in the Warsaw "Trybuna Ludu", organ of the Communist dominated Polish United Workers' Parly. l.> says schooling Is to he linked more closely to political, social and economic file. It is to be based upon the ideology, education and methods of Marxist-Leninism. Barbag declares lhat special emphasis will be placed on subjects concerning the Soviet union "with ts leading role in the world, its achievements in the field o science, echnology, culture and art." He continues: The tendency of our new school programs Is to introduce the fullest information about the Soviet union in the lowest school rades, while the new school programs will a-lso show on the basis of facts the character of Anglo-Saxon imperialism, its anti-social tendencies and its. negative and des- Titctive role in every sphere of life." In short, Moscow is In process of remolding civilization, which will regard Russia as the parent nation of the world. Children Come First In U.S.i, . However, that gets us into rather J deep water. What really started me " off was the idea of. depriving the youngsters of their fairy tales and other cherished literature out • of which have grown the dreams of childhood. eBing well aware that I could be wrong In my outlook, i.was lad when my colleague, David Taylor Marke, AP newsfeature specialist on education, dropped by my desk. I asked him how American educators felt on this subject.".: "The primary contrast," he' said, 'is that in the United States ,we are trying' to meet the needs of •ohll- dren,'\whereas' In. Russia.;.they .ara trying* "to 'meet,-*the: : rieeds' ; ofjhe state. • -' : ' : ''•' ' ' : - ' ,: "Here in elementary grades we g° in for cowboy type stories and Paul Bunyan-like tall talcs—imaginative stories. We go in for folklore, stories such as the Three Musketeers, Moby Dick, Sinbad the Sailor. We strive to meet the needs of the children for excitement, and a resurgence of the pioneering spirit. Well, thanks for the lift, Dave. It's good to know that American educators don't hold with any hum- views. Craig says: "A look at the laws which Congress 'has passed'in the last few years shows you the direction in which we have been going. We have always celebrated an Independence day. Iw we don't change that direction we'll soon be celebrating a 'dependence day.' We waut a healthy state of welfare, riot "a welfare state." closing Saturday. Dr. W. L.' Howard, eye, ear, nose and throat specialist o! Memphis has established an office in the Blythevillc Hospital, coming here each Thursday. He Is a brother-in- law of Dr. I. R. Johnson. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Curresixmucnt HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Holly- Wood's next' big comeback try will be staged by Janet Gaynor. Janet quietly made a test the other day for the film version of "The Qlnss Menagerie" and is anxious to get back to worlt. She has the blessing of her .husband. Adrian, the dress designer Tip to would- be stars: [Catherine Hepburn still thinks she has things to learn. She's studying with Constance Collier for her. first tackle with Shakespeare In "As You Like it." . . . Hedy Lamarr is selling her Beverly Hills home and says she-11 live in New • York, coming to Hollywood only when working In a picture. * • • Improvement Note: Universal In- ternationa], the studio that previewed "San Diego, I Love You") in San Francisco, will release' "Christopher Columbus" on Columbus Day. That old Barrymorc magic: John Jr., just made his film debut in "The Sundowners," still unrelcasc- ed. But exhibitor and fan mag polls already have tagged him the year's most Important new star. "How you like my Bra-lulu," Carmen Miranda said. It was a bathing suit Carmen had whipped up herself. She designs all of her own clothes, shoes and turbans and finally got around to A bathing suit. What there was of it was very- snappy. But there was so little of it. Carmen explained that she called it Bra-lulu because It had a Brazilian accent In the right places. She winked and said: "After peoples see me In this they will say, 'Why doesn't Car- niens come on the stage In a bath Ing suit?' " On A Full Schedule Carmen Is as busy as usual. Just completed a big role in "Nancy Goes to RIO" at M-Q-M. She has a fabulous collection of ites," she said, "I,don't open." There's a radio deal cooking far Ronald Colman and Bcnlta Hume to cio a "Mr, and Mrs." show. Aren't there enough already! . . . After making pictures for five years, Yvonne de Carlo tore madly over to Austria to get away from it all and arrived just In time for the premiere of ever made . , biggest gal -on records 10 years ago, is back after a career. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By WJlUml E .McKenncy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service At Times It's Better m JO the Rule the first movie . Cleo Brown, Sign of the times: A 15-month course In television Is being offered to inmates of the Illinois state prison. Joan Leslie fa .giggling about what she thinks is the most ro- m.inllc fan letter she's ever received. II was a proposal of marriage from a vounj man «ho li<cs in the Casbah. He didn't use "come with me to the Cas- bah" but enclosed a. picture of himself in a bathing suit. • * • Elizabeth Taylor and Jerome courtland are dating . . . Russell Blrdwell, who once exploited Jane Russell's charms for Howard Hughes, is now exploiting his own —as a Long Beach, Calif., radio commentator . . . An eye ailment Is keeping Ross Hunter away,from IJe screen. He's Joined drama coach ™" ~ . Deal cook- to do "The Josephine Baker Story," which would be shot in'' Paris in both English and French. perfume hundreds of bottles. I One of the fascinations of tournament play is the rehashing of the hands after a contest is over. Some players can talk, about a bridge hand In a way that arouses the keenest interest. In my opinion Patt Barnes is one of the greatest story tellers In the world today- figure htm for the king. "Now," continued Barnes, "East leads-a diamond. Declarer wins It with the ace in dummy, picks up the trumps, and then he has to play the sp: le suit himself. "In these circumstances many declarers would make the mistake of leading a spade toward the queen. When West played low, they would go up with dummy's queen figuring that East would have won ihe first trick with the king if he had It. But. East would win the queen with the ace and send the declarer home talking to himself drum regimentation of the mln'd which will produce a race of people who think like adding machines. Budgets for Palestine ™ CAIRO — (if) — The responsibls daily "Al'Ahram," qudting Ministry of Pinan^j; sources, said Egypt will allot 560,000,000 for administration of Egyptian-occupied Palestine, The BIgyptlan Army holds the narrow coastal strip in the Gaza. Peninsula, occupied during the Palestine war. The money would be included in Egypt's forthcoming annual budget, "Al Ahram" said. Daily Ilncrease The population of t'ie business center of London rises from '»'100 night residents to 400,000 during the day. iv:cc:ding to the Encyclopedia Britannlca. 4>J752 »94 • K101 + Q974 » AJ105J »J3 + AK5 Tournament—Neither, vul. South WMt North' East I» Pass 2 » Pass 2 ¥ Pass 4 V Pass Opening— 42 H Ben Bard's staff . Ing for Lena Home Bird Slupped Train A six-pound pheasant stopped an 353-ton train In 1925, when it flew through the window of the locomotive cab and knocked down Ihe engineer. Automatic brakes slopped the train when the engineer released his hold on I throttle. uktd her her [svori'.t. "My ftvor- hair breadth of in inch. one forty- Some old-timers will remember Barnes as the author of "A Buck On Leave," which he wrote during World War I. New Yorkers hear him tell a story every day on his radio program called "People and Things." Barnes says that the trouble with bridge players Is that they do everything according to rule, and he gave me todp»'s 'xand as an example. Declarer played the four of spades from dummy on the first trick Now iccordlng to the rule, East with the ace and king should win the trick with the king. Barnes says, "To do that Is like letting the declarer r ' the last chapter of the • book first. He knows all about It." 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