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Blytheville, Arkansas
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:PAGB FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUIUER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1950 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THS COURIER HEWS OO. H. W HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. _ _____ 1 Catered as »econd class matter at the post- office it Blyiheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con, October 8. 1817 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or »nj cuburbtn town where carrier service Is maintained. 20c per week, or 85c per month By mall, within a radius of 50 miles H.OO pel year. WOO for six months, tl.Ofl (or three months: by mall outside 50 mile tone. 110.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations Then said the Lord, Doesl tliou well lo be Jonah 4:4. • Give not veins to your Inflamed passions; take lime and a little delay; Impetuosity manages all' things badly.— Statlus. Barbs Golt is that sweet game where beginners usually take several lumps with their tee. • * » Its the season for floods again and the only nice thing about Ihem is tliat they maVe you flad you contributed to the Red Cross. '• * • * A ttiief stole 25 little iwrkcrs from a Georgia farmer. A lot of little pigs and one big one Hint didn't go to market. : ' * * * Various kinds of Illy bulbs are on sale again. If you plant any in the house, here's pot luck .to you! » * * ' A Pacific coast parachute juniper was arrested tor operating a lottery game. The law opened up on him this time. Defense Costs, Like HCL, Are Up Over Prewar Days If you ev.ev get to thinking that •we're putting out too much money for defense, it might be well to take a look at what's happened to the cost of things our military men must buy. For example, back in the good old prewar days the average military plane bought by the government cost $280,000: Today it comes to §975,000. The figures on planes are more startling when broken down. A wartime fighter coat $100,000. while a jet-powered craft to replace it will cost at least ?150,000, maybe twice that. The original B-29's cost $2,000,000 each. But a B-36 or a jet B-47 in its place today and the bill may hit §4,000,000. A dozen B-3G's flying over town on some ceremonious occasion mean $'18,000,000, not counting operating costs. This kind of expense isn't confined to the spectacular items. A jeep cost us around §1000 during the war; now it's ?2700. The bazooka, useful antitank -weapon, could be had in wartime for. $36 but its current price is $122. Trucks cost double what they did five years ago. So do tanks. Even military uniforms have more than tripled in cost. It isn't quite fair to assume from all this that we're getting only about half as much defense for the same amount of money as we could get during the war; for some of the added cost clearly means added quality. We're turning out 'bigger and better weapons because we must lo keep puce with Iccluiiciil advances in warfare. Still, we can't escape the fact that much of the extra burden simply reflects higher labor and material costs. A defense dollar just isn't worth wnat it once was. The saddest part of this story is that much of our existing military equipment consists of wartime leftovers that musl soon be replaced at present soaring costs. Some estimates suggest this replacement bill might add ?5,000,000,000 to our defense budget next year. If we intend to maintain the military establishment ;\t a level of minimum safety, we can't avoid paying the cost of keeping our arms up to date. The longer we put off replacing outmoded equipment,'the riskier and more : expensive is this chore likely to become. \ The colossal load a big defense establishment imposes upon the country today is a powerful argument for preventing the cold war from getting hot. The last conflict cost the U. S. $350,000,000,000. At existing costs, another t one would take at least a trillion dol- lari to finane*. C'mon, Congress— Grow Up A good many large American cities have switched to daylight saving time during the summer months for many years past. While this may work some hardship on farmers nearby who serve these centers with produce, they apparently have adjusted themselves to it fairly well. For some reason, a handful of U. S. senators do not think the farmers who live around Washington are capable of adjusting to this sort of thing. Every year a small group resists the imposition of daylight time on the capital. Thus far the objectors have always lost, though once or twice they succeeded in delaying the start of daylight time. This year they've thrown up the usual roadblock. This fussing around on the city council level of petty politics has no place in Congress. Washington is grown-up now and the lawmakers who unfortunately must serve as its local governing body ought to grow up, too. Views of Others -ootnote on Shirts. A news Item the other day told of Representative Miller of Nebraska losing 12 shirts, valued at $22.50 each. Sent to him by a New York concern, they were left at the door of an office the Representative formerly occupied, and disappeared. Not many taxpayers can afford to weai $22.50 shirts. In fact, large numbers are about on the point of losing their much cheaper shirts because of voracious taxes, and the high pric» which are partly caused by those taxes. And are our Congressmen alertly.on the Job of watching appropriations and holding them to prudent needs? Some are; a lot are not. There's been a super- dooper 29-blllion-dollar spending bill before the house, to provide the wherewith for about 40 federal departments and agencies. An effort ta under way to whittle down that vast gouge into the people's earnings. And news Items said that less than half th« members of the House were present much of the time. On one vole, 301 of the 431 Representatives were absent. Tliis Is neglect of a vita! duty. It Is sleeping at the switch while the federal gravy train Is running wild down the tracks. In short, it's reckless spending by'default. —ARKAKSAS DEMOCRAT Misconceived Opposition Rumbles of Republican opposition greeted Secretary Acheson's plea for ratification of the International Trade Organization charter almost as soon as the words were out of his inouth. Some Senators are viewing with alarm the prospect that accepting the charter might compel the United States to lower tariff barriers. Yet lowered tariff. : .bnrriers may be precisely what is needed to getythe western world over the remaining trade hump."Somehow the dollar gap In Iradc with Western Europe must be overcome. That could bo accomplished by lowering American tariffs somewhat to permit larger sales of European goods in this country, it could be accomplished by the equnhy unpalatable method of reuucmg American eexports to Europe. Or it could by accomplished by making the Marshall Plan permanent. ^ Congress has delayed long enough In ratifying the ITO charter. Through it, the United States may be able to achieve its goal of free trade. Without it, Europe may have no recourse but to return to tight little systems of preferential trading. Then American business men, farmers and laborers would be the los<:rs. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Supporting Each Other Jn discussing the somewhat ominous adminl- tion of the Soil Conservation Service that two and a half million acres of land in Western Texas and Oklahoma arc In danger of wind erosion, the Dallas Morning News said that today 18,000,000 people who live on farms must support the 132,000,000 who don't. Bni with government price supports and subsidies, who supports whom? Do potato growers support the consumers, or is it t'other way round? Or do they support each other? —ARKANSAS QAZLTTB So They Say Before any Republican rejoices at the possible shipwreck of the foreign policy of the Democratic administration, he should remember that we are all in the same boat.—Gov. Thomas E. Dcwey of New York. * * * Joe has hit a ten strike. He's unbeatable now. He's a Northern Huey U»ig.—Mayor Frank P. Zeidler of Milwaukee, on Sen. Joseph McCarthy, (R.) Wisconsin. * • • We nre spreading ourselves too thin.—Elder Statesman Bernard Baruch, on Ihe cold war. « • t We hear voices among us demanding that we cede away some of our freedom here at home In order lo protect ourselves [rom the outside. —Vice-Presidcnt Albcn Barklcy. * » t All mankind today faces the choice between God and chaos. Americans IIRVC always chosen God. We need to be closci Iran ever to Gori in these times of great peril.-National American CraJ«. .Recipe for Trouble Hoover's UN Scrap Call Is Logical Th« DOCTOR SAYS A great many people are troubled by what they call gas In the stomach and burping. The following letter is typical. Q — what causes gas to settle In the stomach and constant burping? A.P.R. A — In most eases (his comes from swallowint air, usually unconsciously. It Is most common to swallow (he air after a meal. There Is a way of tf-sUne this out. A person cannot swallow air /with the mouiri open. If the mouth Is kept open afler meals for a while, the burping Is likely to cease. A person is not able fo concentrate on (his By DeWftt MacXenzic AP Foreign Affaire Analyst Former president Hoover's can for a scrapping of the present United Nations set-up, and the creation of another peace organization from whic!, the communist nations would be barred, is startling Peter Edson's Washington Column — Louis Bundenz Adds New Aspect To McCarthy's Red-Hunt Case hold hveen the after ratJii cork from feefh for a bottle br- i hair hour Q — What causes a lO-year-old child's heart to thump so hard at times that It shows beneath the clothing? Is this a sign of heart trouble? L. O. — Tills could be a sign of heart (rouble such as enlargement of the heart. However, the heart beat Is more likely to be vlsuble In a thine chested youngster. An examination of the heart should be made. * * * Q — What Is the value of creams or ointments containing hormones to cause bust enlargement? E.S.G. A — When (he smallness of (he bust Is caused by an Insufficiency of the hormones from the ovaries, creams containing these hormones (known as cstorgrens) will cans* some breast enlargement. The enlargement, however, last only as long as the estorpens are given Taking surh hormones over a period of time may cause complications, however, anil It is not advisable tn> start them without professional go- ahead sign nor to continue them indefinably unless the possibllties i for harm are checked from time to j time. The fact that the bust enlargement lasts only while the hormones are being: given does not mak purpose. WASHINGTON (NEA) — It's a different case now, Wisconsin Republican Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's charges of communism in government take second place to the charges »of Louis P. Budohz, c-x- managtng editor of the Daily Worker and former Communist. B u ti e n z has volunteered to ring before Sen. illard Tydlngs' •oreigri Rela- o n s • Subcdin- itteee, w ithiii KDSON > weeks, his own list of names Communists in the government, udenz emphasizes that he is mat- no charges now. He says wants to be careful and be ure of his own knowledge on the ssociation of the people he names with communism. As written in this space over a month ago, "If Senator McCarthy proves Just one case of communism in the State Department, his skin will will be saved and his reputation be made." Senator McCarthy stilt has not proved conclusively his cue case. But in Louis Budenz he has produced one witness who—If anybody can—will save him or make him. There has been considerable confusion between Senator McCarthy's objectives and his tactics in the two months that he has been hurling his sensational charges about. Few people will find any fault with his announced objectives—to identify and drive out Communists. What there has been serious objection to is Senator McCarthy's tactics. He has been vague and general in his charges. When efforts have been made to pin the senator down on one set of charges, he has shifted ground and started talking about something else. Shifty Tactics Confuse the Issue In this process he has apparently smeared a number of innocent people. McCarthy has further confused his own issue by talking discriml- nately about cases that we cleared up prior to 1947. when the government .employe loyalty program was begun. With cases supposed to be current, his numbers have varied from 300 to one. • He finally said he would rest his case on Just one individual—Owen J. Lattimore--whom he accused of being the top Communist agent in the United States. The senator declined to make his charge against Laltlmore In the open, however, where he would be out from under immunity but wholly understandable. It Is, of course based on« certainty — to which this ong ago called attention—thai' U. N, never can succeed so long it remains a house divided against Itself. Communism and democracy are diametrically opposed on all ponits. There is no possibility of compromise between them. Leave Communists Out Mr. Hoover made his sweeping proposal in an address before * bureau of advertising banquet ending the annual convention of th* American Newspaper Publishers AJ- sociation In New York. He put th» proposition like this: I suggest, that the United n»lion should be reorganized without the Communist nations in It. "If that is impractical, then a definite new united front should b« organized of those peoples who disavow Communism, who stand for morals and religion, »nd who lovt freedom." Hoover declared thai, the "n«» united front" he advocates it nothing like "a proposed extension of a military alliance," and added: '• "It Is a proposal based solely up. on moral, spiritual and defenct foundations, Needs Mobilization "What the world needs today Ji a definite, concrete mobilization ol the nations who believe In God against this tide of Russian •gnosticism." The u. N. comprises 59 countriet. Of these the Soviet bloc claims fiv», with untamed Yugoslavia tunes making a sixth. Russi: ported by this tiny minority bu» armed with the all-powerful reto power In the security council, h«* persistently stymied most of the efforts of the majority. Meantime th« Communist bloc has used trie u. N. as an unparalleled sounding-board for Red propaganda. , The formation of the IT. H. on its present lines wa s logical at th» time of Its creation. The ideal wa« a brotherhood of all nations. However, more than four years of bitter experience have demonstrated this: Oil and Water You can pour oil and water Into Q — Is It safer to have concrete or something soft like sand under a child's jungle gym? T.S A — It the sand (or shavings} are kept loose under the jungle it Is probably safer than a hard surface. If said is allowed to pack however the surface jenerally be-| a b u| nd h fe (n comes Irregular and perhaps 1 s | hadcs f ' reezes over _ aned the two still won't have mixed. Present day Communism isn't the largely benificent Ideology th« world knew generations ago; Then it was a plan for communities to more dangerous from the standpoint of sprains or fractures than a hard base. • * • Q — One of the members of my family has folliculitls and the skin over most of the body 'breaks, out and" is 'pustular. 'What can be done for this? .^ • A.R. 'A ±— This Is a germ Infection of the hair follicles from which it ?ets Us name. The germs get into the little pockets surrounding the base of the hairs, anrf cause inflammation and the death of some of the tender tissues around the N HOLLYWOOD By Erskinc Jonnson XEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)~ Exclll- ,vely Yours: Lois Andrews, plny- ng hostess for a Hollywood scavcn- er hunt, found the toupee of her x-husband. George Jessel, on her st of things to find. Dashing out to Jessel's apart- ent, she cracked: in the video sweepstakes, Mention T-ind.i Susan Agar (o pupi* John Agar and yon spark a slow, loving grin. Jnlin, slagging it al Ihe Mocambo, fold me: "I sec her only occasionally. An arranged thing", ynu know. SliR Iins a wonder- "I'vc got one of his old tonnces' ful way of saying 1 'daddy.' That sort t home, but that wouldn't be fisir.'" Tt's almost a sure bet that Connie lilton's latest hotel acquisition will c the swnnk Flamingo In Las Ve,t- Mayhe Liz Taylor will get It (or wertriins Riit. - . . Lana Turner nd Bob Topping's after-lion rs ton binge at Giro's Is thfi alk of the Janitor's Union. Only a ouplc of waiters, and the janitors •ere left by the time Larm and Bob ailed It R night. If they're having rouble at home, they're not having t on a dunce floor. * • » There's a welcome slim In >Tnr- ;arrt Whiting's tresses for Lou! lush, the niTi Jancl H'lir just i vasJiri! mil of her hnir. .Mruparcf i vns holding- Lou's lianil as slic tnlil me: I "Sure you can sny It's a romance • t's .so real T blush when T talk \ about H. No. the Milton Berk tiling! over. Lou Is the greatest guy I cv.xV WEDDING RF.LLS? Hollywood Is rootins for Bob Hutton and Clentus CMdvetl to try the Hcc-and-oM-shccs routine lor a second time. . . . Now it's a suede bathing suit. Designer Dorothy of st a ys wi Hi me." da t L-S with Joanne not serious. John says his Courtland arc protecting congressional nnd could-be sued for libel. And hairs. It can usually be successfolly he changed his general charge of I treated by the proper use of soap "security risks" to "policy risk." I a nd water anrf skin antiseptics. See EDSON on Page S ] Penicillin or Its relatives are often i helpful. Diabetes or other weakening diseases must be looked for agsinst. In a business deal his word is all the contract you need, but not at the bridge table. He steals tricks Q — will you please inform me why I grind or make noises with left and right and he manages to my tcelh durlng my sle€p / l5 therc look surprised if you call him crook. West opened the jack of clubs. East naturally put tip the king, and Lou dropped his queen automatically. It was clear lo East, of course, that If South really had no more clubs, it would be fatal to continue the suit. If East led the ace of clubs, Hardy note: Judy C a nova's comedy. "Sis Hopkins/' made seven years at;o. Ls being reissued for the i fourth ttinc, Renublic brass calls it "better than a first mortgage." PHONY Overheard: "He's a great after- dinner speaker. After dinner he's spenkins; on the telephone when the waHcr brings the check." Eddie Albert opens in Roston for a tlirrc months* road tour of "Miss Liberty.". . , Holi Wills, the cnwhoy singer, fs iMIywooiI hound lo discuss film nffcrs. . . . l-''i'c I.a>ne lias b?cn signed by Giro's for a future date. . . . Judy Canoca is off] ; on another onc-nlghlcr stand | through 1!'R south — money in the j Ivnk for Jiulv and logger telephone hills f^r eastern manufacturer Freil Simpson. Ella Raines received a note from her fluent after her first color film, "Singing Guns/' rending; "After this put it in black and white that you \vill only do color/' Ella plays girl born with a facial disfigurement in' "Skin Deep." Wonder how ninny glamor girls would tackle a role "like tbat? Thompson whipped it up for Yvonne de Carlo. . . . Herbert Marshall is about lo bust into television with a video film scries of his radio success, "A Man Cnllert X." One of Prank ucvors musicians took his little daughter to the movies for the first time. "Gosh," said the tot. "what a big television screen.". . Overheard: "He drinks so much they're afraid to send him to Europe for a movie. Of course. 001) during his he could nlways F.O as a member of I tour in "Tbe I'ltilatlelnhla the U.S. Diplomatic service." T.orctla Vounp has snipped her long tresses for "Causi- for Alarm. 1 ' . . . Doris Drew, a new blonde beauty around town, is foeinp sc- orctly (cstt-i! by 0. 1!. DcMlllc. . . . Jeffrey Lynn rnknl in close to S50,- Co-star Sarah san;e amount. Story/' Churchill made thr Butch Jenkins Is all set for a western, "Danny/ 1 with Handnlph Scott. . . . Vic Dam one hiis been penciled In for "Jumbo" at MGM. . . , Promised and hoped [or: Fvccl MncMur ray's sltck comedy performance In "Comr Shore My Love/'. . . Fox exrrnlives are bnst- ling nt (he scuttlebutt that "Forever Amber" ondeil up in the rod. They claim it's grossed $5,000,000. , . . Van Johnson, who started something with vert sox, is now sport 1 ng tassel b^ws on his sli . , llool Gibson h^s chsrd up Nevada home nnd moved Into thr Gets Av/QY W/t/l It i Hollywood plains again Tor a TV I | killlnv. H*'a beLiit prlmtd to gallop J Larceny Lou U a hard man to pla; Puzzlc: "Home of the Brave" was banned In Sontrl Africa but MGM's "Intruder in the Dust" was given the censor's okay. Politics? © jJCGPY~ ON BRIDGE By Oswald .lacnhy Written 'or N B.A Service .How 'Larceny Lou' AQ983 * > 1074 29 *KJ10 4*1083 A52 VQJ86 52 •'7652 * J N W E S Dealer A4 ¥93 • A084 *AK97 S?. * AKJ1Q76 1 t AK * Q3 + Q54 N-S vul. Sooth West North East I A Pnss 2 A 34 4 * Pass Pass Pass anything I can do about this? U D. A — This is a rather common complaint. It is probably a reflection of activity of the subconscious mind, somewhat similar to talking in one's sleep. A quiet evening before bedtime might help• * • Q — Is It possible for a person to contact Bang's disease from animals which have it or trom eating butter or drinking cream from infected animals? S A A — Bang's disease is a form of brucellosis anrf it is possible to acquire the germ from contact with infected animals or from rating or drinking dairy products contzm- share and share alike. Today -we are "dealing with a' Bolshevism which calls for the overthrow of all Democracies and the ment of totalitarian gov whose sovereignty rests in Moscow. Old time Communism might have lived side-by-side' with other Ideol- Sce MACKENZIE on rage 5 15 Years Ago Today The Rev. Prank O. Smith, pastor of the First Congregational Church. Omaha, Nehr., who Is visiting his daughter, Mrs. R. P. Klrschner, will give revue of the bock, "Green Light," by Lloyd C. Douglas, Thursday evening, S:0fl o'clock, at the home of Nfrs. T. J. Mahan. Miss Marion Cooley. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E, Cooley, has been elected to the Cap and Gown Society of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This Is one of the highest honors R girt may receive at this school. Mrs. Lydia Moore has returned to her home In Hickmon, Ky., after spending three weeks with her daughter, Mrs. John Smotherman and family. Mr. and Mrs. Smothermnn and daughter, Miss Gladys, accompanied her home and returned tin next day. Inated with the germ. South would (he feared) ruff it. This vould set up dummy's ten. So East shifted to the nine of icarts. And that was the end of that land. Lou won with the ace of hearts ml drew trumps. Then he knocked out the ace of diamonds. If East wanted his ace of clubs, he could ake it. Otherwise, he could get out vith a heart and allow South to discard » club on dummy's extra diamond. Either way the defense could ake only two top clubs and the ace ol diamonds. Of course you've noticed whai whould have happened if East had continued the clubs. His partner would have'shown out on the second round of the suit. Then East would [cad n third round and give his partner a club ruff. Eventually the ace of diamonds would set the contract. Maybe you've noticed that Easl would surely keep on with the clubs if Lou had dropped a small club a the first trick. It would be the natural line of play. If you're really fast, you've also seen that East should have beei able to see through the little plot. I Lou were telling the truth. West ha the rest of the clubs. This mean that he had led the Jack from an original holding of jack-five-four. A good player doesn't lead hlgi from such a holding in his partner' suit. He lends the lowest card. Hence East should have know that his partner could not hnvc Ihe two low clubs left tn his hand In other words, Larceny Lou was trying | to pull & fait on*. 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