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PAGE EfGRT . \ » I SHE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRT 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. Entered as tecond class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act oJ Con- freu, October S. 1117. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any auburban town where carrier service ts main. Uined, 20c per seek, or 85c per month Bjr mall, within a radius of 60 miles t^.00 pci year, »2.00 for si* months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile tone. tlO.OO pei year payable ID advance. Meditations Hath not my hand made all these things? Acts 7:50. * * • Our God is a household God. as well as a heavenly one. He has an altar in every man's dwelling; let men look to It when they rend it ligntly, »nd pour out its ashes.—Huskin. Barbs Love affairs should be taken to heart—not to court. * * « It Isn't right to do your son's school problems, says a principal. That's because parents have foriotten most of what they learned. * * * Science can magnify the human voice 12,000 time!,. If they try it on the baby, we'll scream, tool * V * When you gel ready (o lie a lover's knot, do K with a single beaut * * * We'll soon be having strawberry shortcake— the hyphen between buckwheat cafces and peach cobler. ; NewScientificGHQNeeded ; To Keep Us Ahead of Reds ! At long last the United Slates is ;,. to have a national science foundation : aimed at keeping this country pre-eminent in scientific research. From the standpoint of deep national interest, this may prove to be, one of the most important bills passed by Congress since the war. In one form or another the measure has b?en kicking around Capitol Hill since 1945. President Truman vetoed a science foundation proposal in 19-18 because he didn't like the administrative setup it tailed for. The present measure provides Uiat the foundation shall be governed by a 24-member national science board appointed by the President. With the consent of the Senate he would also choose the foundation director who would serve as administrative head. The foundation would have broad authority to spur basic fellowships to Americans chosen on merit. It is authorized to spend, after the fiscal year ending June 30, 1951, an annual sum of $15,000,000. Proponents of the bill expect, however, that this would be but a small part of the money available to the foundation. Other government agencies with many hundreds of millions to spend yearly on scientific research are counted on to transfer such funds to the foundation. The foundation, incidentally, wouldn't build or operate any laboratories or pilot plants of its own. It would just channel money to the proper outlets to promote needed experiment. What this all adds up to is a sort of general headquarters staff for scientific research. If wisely executed, the foundation program should mean highly intelligent direction of research effort at a time when keeping ahead of the Communist world may spell the difference between life and death. It's inconceivable, of course, that any single nation should have a corner on the market of scientific advances. But the last war showed that the United States was not exactly in the vanguard of the most revolutionary developments A good deal of the basic study that led to the atom bomb was accomplished by Germans and other Europeans. Had we not enjoyed the benefit of their aid —because several happened to be anti- Nazi—the project might not have come off. We were also laggard in sucli matters as jet plane propulsion, rockets and the forerunners of guided missiles (the Germans' V-l and V-2), and the snorkel submarine. Fortunately f or us. we crushed the enemy before the advantage these weapons provided could be brought to uoai' against us in any real way. Another time we might not be so lucky. The Russians and their satellites are surely not idle in their laboratories. for our own safely, we have got to be first in the most critical fields of military science. And if war doesn't come, the sane guidance offered by a science foundation will of course be of inestimable value in promoting peacetime advances which will translate into better living standards for us all. BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Riddle Cleared Up Frederick Joliot-Curic, one of tiie top atomic scientists in the world, has been discharged as Kronen. High Commissioner for Atomic 1Cnorgy because lie oiicnly supports the policies of his country's Communist Party. Thus ends what has long been a great puzzle to people in otliet lands concerned about keeping atomic secrets from the Reds. For Joliol-Curie's Communist sympathies have been well kuow/i for a long time, and it didn't make sense to have him in the key post of France's atomic energy commission. Apparently tho French were willing to lake the risk in return for capitalizing on his scientific talents. What finally stopped them was a statement Jol- iot-Ctirie made before a Communist Party conference recently: "A true progressive scientist will never give a scrap of his scientific knowledge for the purpose of war against the Soviet Union." That ought to he clear enough, even for the French. Stassen Brands Truman as Issue Pennsylvania's (and Minnesota's) Harold Btas- scn identified Harry Truman himsell as the Issue In the off-year congressional elections and at the same time charted the course for tho Republican parly. His sharp criticism of the President obviously assumes that the little Missourian Is a candidate for re-election. If so, he Is certainly fair game and a valuable target.' Indeed, so long as Mr. Truman pushes ahead on his current program, and stands responsible for it in the face of much clear party reluctance, Truman Is undeniably the issue. There is sound common sense In making his personality and the question of his personal ability and political integrity a fighting Issue. For it is only as a fighting party that the OOP Is ever likely to stage a comeback. And if the party is a fighter, it must abandon the meek putting of ditto marks, under Truman policies in any field except where these are clearly marked aa nonpartisan. Mr. Stassen is on practical ground in urging a strong and complete organization to exploit definite, constructive GOp measures and to nam- mcr incessantly at the personal deficiencies of the leader of the opposition, u the going becomes K hot that Mr. Truman will not offer for reflection, the Democrats would be left without a name on which to rally. What are Mr. Truman's political weaknesses? Primarily [here is! his political background He is in office ohly.--.by grace of one of the most corrupt regional macliines In the country so repeatedly proved. Personally he has never disowned it. politically he has certainly served It and as President used it. The American people do not condone corruption. The difficulty ij in bruising home the facts what would Mr Truman have replied In 1948 had loud-speakers at every place he spoke demanded that he explain his successful elimination of Maurice Milligan the Federal District Attorney who convicted Tom Pendergast, the man who made Truman? 'There is the business incapacity of an administration that can hot economize and reduce the public debt in the fact of postwar profits There Is the personal Inability of Mr Truman to demonstrate effective leadership with » party-controlled Congress. There Is, above all, the plight to which we have come under Truman leadership », foreign affairs. No American questions the need of pre senting a milted front, to the enemy, but it (, rank folly to continue an Inept general at the head of a united army, rhe best that can be said for Roosevelt at Yalta and Truman at Potsdam is that they misjudged their adversaries That can hardly be a sane argument f or further reliance on incapacity in foreign affairs. So far as 1050 is concerned, the question is whether presidential ineptitude should oe held back- by a hostile Congress on encouraged Oy a party majority. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Soy I know one tiling. I belong here. Leaving this country would be the easy way ot ,t ana a course I could have taken years ago. Labor Icadei Harry Bridges, after his sentencing for perjury • « « Liberalism today Apparently means regimentation, regulation and red tape I don't think thaft what liberty mcans.-Rcp. George A. Stuatners ID> of Florida. * * « I almost express a prayer .iboiil it. that somehow we who serve Hero |,, uu Senate—will Harmonize and unitc.-Scime Majority Leader Scott W. Lucas, on foreign policy. • * « War Is probable--unless b> positive and well- directed efforts we fend it off There shoiila be no illusion about the reality of tiie danger It Is Immense.—John Foster Dulles in 'War or peace " * * * The sharpest threats to the freedoms whicn we enjoy here In America havo come, up to now. not from outside sourres. but, from within.—Vice President Alben W. Hartley TUESDAY, MAY 9, W50 Serenading the Neighbors Peter Edson's Washington Columrt- Idea of 'Buying European Seen As Substitute for Marshall Plan WASHINGTON (NBA) — Gradually, this idea ot "buying European" products seems to be catch- ins; on as a substitute tor doling out billions of Marshall Plan dollars to close the balance of trade Sap. The Dutch liner Noordam steamed up Delware Bay to Philadelphia a few days ago. It carried a million dollars worth of me r c h a n dl s e made in The Netherlands. The ship was welcomed by * Coast Guard escort and the mayor. Fire- bo a tx spouted colored . water and the bands IDSON gave with the patriotic music ot both countries. Early in May all this Dutch merchandise will go on sale at a department store which—for the sake ot avoiding any free advertising- may be known as Gimbcl'i. Behind this important international merchandising stunt there is quite a story. Nobody can take full credit lor thinking it up, but several people played prominent parts. Last fall Netherlands Trade Commissioner Lolli Schmit came over to .see what could be done about increasing American imports (rom his country, o. A. Burgers, commercial attache at the Netherlands Embassy in Washington made the observation that "they would have to be blunt about this." It was a diplomatic way of saying that they would have to get out and sell the idea. Burgers has since become an American citizen, and dropped IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jonnson NEA Staff Correspondent Hollywood-(NBA)- Don't furrow your brow it you (ret » vague thls- is where-I-came- in feeling during today's movie set tour. Soriie of the same sliced harne you nibbled a le years ago is being re-heated on tl sound stage burners. A bit of spice here, a sprinkling day's dramatic hash becomes tc of brown sugar there ana yester- morrow's sizzling platter. John Garfleld Is back at Warners after five years In "The Break ing Point," a re-make that isn't with a lot of green stuff for the a re-make. Back in 1944, the studio stuffed Ernest Hemingway's pockets with a lot of green stuff for the rights to film "To Have and H-ivc Not." then threw everything Into the ash-can except the. title for a Bozart-Bacall confection. Now they're filming what they paid, for in the first place. Director Mike Clirilz IMIs Garfield: "Johnny, I have ulrn. It's vej hill-man. When you sit down, kc chewing sum. I would like In see your chin rioitt* somrthlnp, It's very humane." Mike Mcanc "human " John chomps o nthc chicle and Curtiz beams. John Is excited about Ihe Hemingway dialog. He snj-s: "I love It. Some of it's straight out of the xx>k. Mr. I'm a New York Hemingway characler. anyhow." * • » "Tea (or Two" on the same lot. s a doctorcd-np version of that old v>ng-anrt-rtnnce war-horse. -No. No Nanette." Patricia Wyninre, a curvesome Import from the Broadway musical comedy stage, is doing a big "Crazy Rhythm" number The playback of her brassy Ethel Mcr- manLsh vocal, recorded weeks ago, ills the sound stage and she nonths the lyrics as she makes like a frenzied Zulu. Suddenly Patricia itons and says meekly: "I'm busting out of my costume. 2an I have a strap to maxe me dc- •cnt, please?" Walchine; Crawford Joan Crawford is starring in 'Harriet Craig." a rc-makc of Ros- illnd Russell's "Craig's Wifr" Director Vincent Sherman tquints hrough the camera viewer a? Joan »prns the Minds of a bedroom and els in Ihr crsnl* sunshine. There s no mention In the script nf the ttlng In her hands. That's Jnan's rartcmarfc anil she clicks away even urine Invr srrncs. Joan's French poodle, cliquol -tarts behind the camera and goes nlff-snlff at the trousers of a ipcc- ator. "He's smelling ni yriachsnuncb." ays the man. "Walt till I go home nnd tell my jn^oi'lios that Joan Crawford's dos smclled "em." Mr. and Mrs. AI Jolson—pardon me, Larry Parks and Barbara Hale —are doing a breakfast scene on "The Bedside Manner" set. This time the story isn't a re-write of "Gone With the Wind." "Birth of a Nation" or Hedy's "Ecstasy." It's Larry's firsl comedy role. He doesn't utlcr 3 single "nyehh" in It or once put his knee-can to the cold floor. "The Bedside Manner- looks like number 1346 in Hollywood's pictures about career versus marriage. Neither Larry nor Barbara -know whether passion or the stethoscope win out in the end. They told me: "The scrint isn't finished yet." Expensive Fluh There's a line-blowing epidemic on the set of "When You're Smiling." Tiie man in charge of the budget is not smiling. Jerome Cowan starts it by pronouncins Dun and Bradstreet as "Brun and Dad- street." That starls a chain-reaction of flubs, with Jerome Courtland. Frankie Laine and Margot Woode tripping all over the'.r dialog. Columbia has baited tills one with big record names like Lainc and Starr. Laine whispered: "In my first picture somebody put a nickel in the juke box and (here I wns Minting:. Now I've gob lines and I'm really hamming It up." Gloria rle i'aven, June Haver, Bill Lundigan and Dennis Day are .-toing a musical sequence for "I'll Get By" at Fox. Darryl Zanuck like.s to tag musicals with song titles. We've had "You Were Meant for Me." "When My Baby Smiles at Me" and "You're My Every- Sec IIOI'LYWOOI) on I'ajfc 10 out of the picture. Went Over to Look Around Anyway, a date was made with Arthur Kauffman, executive director of Philadelphia Qimbcl's. He said he wanted to make n trip to Europe anyway. So early this year he went to The Netherlands to sec what, they had to sell. The Dutch gave him the number one hospitality treatment, which included lea with the Queen Empress Juliana, she is supposed to have contributed the idc.^ that there should be some cultural as- pecis to this merchandising experiment. Arrangements were mads to have Juliana's own Grenadier Regimental Band accompany the boatload of exports. And to accompany some modern Dutch paintings which will actually go on sale, the loan of See EDSON Page 9 West Seeks Strength At Big Three Meet The DOCTOR SAYS The Wood contains small round disks called red blood cells, or erythrocytes. Normal, there are about five million or these cells In each cubic millimeter ol bood. (There are more than 16.000 cubic milimetcrs in a cubic Inch.) These cells contain oxygen and a red coloring "latter—hemoglobin—which arc indispensable to life. When there are too few red blood cells or not enough hemoglobin the condition is called "anemia. 11 Anemia is not a single disease. Many different things can cause a lack of red Ijlood cells or hemoglobin. One form is called pernicious anemia, or primary anemia. The cause of this condition is not known, though the discovery of the vaue of liver—and more recently Vitamin B 12—has changed it from a disease which used to be fatal into one which can bt successfully treated in almost all cases. With the exception of pernicious anemia, the problem boils down to finding out what has caused the lack ol red cells or hemoglobin, or both. One if the most simple and yet a very frequent cause Is bleeding irom somewhere in the body. If a person loses more blood than the system can replace, anemia develops. If this is sudden, as from a wound, the difficulty can be remedied promptly by stopping the hemorrhage and giving a blood transfusion. If hemorrhage is slow, it is necessary to find where the bleeding comes from and to stop it ">f possible. If this kind of anemia Is severe it may be necessary to give transfusions or take other measures, including the use of iron preparations, iron being an important part of hemoglobin. One kind of anemia comes most commonly in women between 30 and 50 years of age. The cause of this nnemia is a deficiency of iron due to several things, probably Including defective diet and poor absorption due to disturbance of the stomach and intestines. This cause.'! a feeling of weakness, shortness of breath, nervous disturbances, dry hair, sore tongue and paleness. Fortunately once It has been identified it can be successfully treated by giving iron. Done Marrow Difficulty Anemia may result from the failure of the v organs which make the blood to meet the needs of the body. This difficulty lies principally In the bone marrow and is much like the anemia which comes from certain poisons. Anemia Is usually the reflection of something seriously wrong with the body. No one with severe anemia can feel well or can be normally energetic. The cause should be tracked down and proper treatment employed. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By Oswald .Iicobj IVriflcn for NKj( Service Throw Off Loser to Avoid Over-Trump •Other people are surprised when Ilicy fall into the soup." said Hard Luck joe. "but I have learned by experience to expect nothing better, it's probably Just ai well. If I suddenly get a normal break it mlsht be too much for my heart." "If I have to start worrying ibout yrur heart too," began his nartncr. "I'll Just give up It's bad enough to sit here and watch on throw tricks out the window!" Joe was indignant nc was sure he had Ju-t played the hand as well as anybody could. He was simply the unluckl&sl bridge player who ever lost a rubber. • "I'll leava U lo Jacob) 1 ," he ex- ploded. "And I'll bet you anything yon like that he'll agree with me." As usual, Joe was quite wrong. It was a good thing he didn't bet. He could have made the band by means of a very unusual play. The play had been very simple. West opened the king of hearts, and Joe won with the ace. ilc looked sourly at East, who had signaled by playing the nine of hearts. Joe next cashed the ace of diamonds and the ace of spades. Then he led a low heart. West won with the jack of hearts, and East completed his high-low by dropping the three. Obeying his partner's signal. West led another heart. Joe ruffed in dummy, but East ovcrniffcd—just as he had advertised. East then led- the queen of :lubs. and the A 54 2 9 V 106 4» 3 VKQJ8 72 * 106 * A354 W "- \i O 'I f 36 N W E S Dealer > & A 1096 ¥93 » J 9 1 5 + Q J 103 * AKQJ87 t A54 * A + K72 South I A 4 * N-S vnl. Weil North, East 1 V Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass defenders set the contract by taking 'wo tricks tn that suit. "What was wrong \iith the way 1 played the nan.i?" demanded Joe. "I couldn't draw (rumps without losing five tricks at the cnrt It's not my faul thai the hearts were split 6-2. Don't tell me 1 could've made that hand!" But tha"s just what I had to tell Joe. Do you see how he should have played the hand? if not. look it over a second time before' you read on. Joe played the hand properly up lo the time that he put one of dummy's trumps on the third round of hearts. That play ,-ns doomed to lose East nad pluyed nigh-low in hearts, thus asking his partner to lead the suit ag.xin. What else could he mean? The proper play on the third Heart n-ss lo discard one of dummy's losing clubs. Joe would lose that trick, lo bt sure, but then there would be only one Losing club in dummy. He would lose one club, ruff a second club, tiud discard his last club on one of dummy's high diamonds, in all, he would lose only twn neaitf and one club, making his contract In short, the proper play was to transfer dummy's ruf f from one suit to another irom a suit that could be over-ruffed tr a suit that couldn't be. 75 Years Ago Today Mr. and "Mrs. W. J. Pollard attended the Shriller* dance at Colonial club, Memphis, Tuesday evening, when the king and queen and their court of the Cotton Carnival were guests. J. W. Hester celebrated his seventh birthday tay having a party yesterday afternoon at his home on Chickasawba Ave. The children had their pictures taken before (he birthday cake was cut. J. w.'s mother, Mrs. Charles Hester was assisted by Mrs. Duty in entertaining the children. Mrs. J. E. Crilz was principal speaker at a meeting of the Woman's Missionary Society of the. Methodist churches held at Truman yesterday. Others attending from here, were Mmes. Joe Chandler. W. F. Brewer. W. A. Sticfcmon, Emma Burney, M. o. Goodwin E V. Hill. Gus Eberdt Jr., Grover Sutherland, Don Satnmons, Wyatt Henley, P. B. Womack, the Rev. and Mrs. V. E. Chalfanl, Mrs. Adelma Adams and Mrs. W. H. Black- By neWIK MacKcnzle AI 1 Foreign Affairs Analyst The conference of the Big Three foreign ministers (Britain, France and America) in London this week Is designed 'a consolidate the Western world's European defense against a Communist aggression which shows no signs of abandon- Ing the Cold War. Tills agenda Is a corollary to the belief among the major democracies that there is no use trying ^t necoiale peace at this juncture. ^ As this column has been emphasizing, the only thing which will persuade Russia lo halt her world revoluatlon is to come up against a stone wall So long as she sees an opportunity for further gains she will keep on. Cold War Spreads If the Cold War were confined lo Europe, the story mien', be different. There the Soviet advance has been fairly nell stopped. How- over, much of the vast Asian field is a wide open theatre for Communist operations, to we may be sure Moscow will exploit that opportunity to the limit. There are the makings of a long- drawn-out jlrugglc in the Orient. The Red successes there, especyilly in China, have in part compensated for the halt in the European drive. And so long as Asia offers opportunities (he Co!d War will continue. However, this doesn't mean that Moscow will slacken her pressure on the European front. That would Indeed be poor strategy. She is waging a two front war, and even though she has halted In Europe, she can't afford to weaken her pressure there. To Formulate Policy 60 a-« see the Big Three getting toeglher In London to try to formulate & new policy which will bolster the unity of Western Eil^e find present an Impassable b.-i-H^r. This doesn't mean that southeast Asia is to be Ignored. On the contrary, the Big Three are greatly concerned with the situation, and the French are likely to ask for aid In Indochina. Diplomatic officials in Washington expect that the London conference will consider expansion of the North Atlantic pact machinery as one means of tightening the Western coalition. An Important phase of this discussion will revolve about the project of fitting Western Germany into this grouping. Apropo. of this It is understood that Secretary of Stale Acheson will try to persuade Britain and Prance to agree to a program of gradual reduction, ?fd eventual termination, of the Allied occupation controls in Western Germany. The United Slates Is ?atd to favor the termination of Allied occupation controls over Germany In about 18 months. Troops Would Slay This doesn't mean (hat Allied troops would be withdrawn MCn Germany. The proposal is tTia t these forces be kept there under a new arrangement. That Is. they would be defense forces holding a front line against Communist 'ng- Of course such a proposition naturally will call for a lot of consideration from Prance. She lives in perpetual fear of the rebirth of the German militarism which has cost her so dearly In the two World Wars. However, It is obvious that H rehabilitated Western Germany 1 j' ,'ital to the rehabilitation and defense of the rest of Western Europe. On that basis prancL may sea her way to agree to this proposal— so long us controls are kept against German military revival, and a satisfactory allied military force Is maintained. An even more forceful argument for western unity is found In ths decision of the American Defense ami State Department that the Western powers have about four years at the outside in which to See MacKENKIE on F.ise 10 well. TV-Screen Star HORIZONTAL 53 "Lily Maid 0 J 5 Vain Aphrodite 8 Long mclcr (ab.) 9 Rabid 10 Ordinances 1,6 Depicted television .actress 12 Mountain nymphs- H Philip II's naval armament against England, 1588 15 Indian river 16 Disconnected 18 Inflicted 19 Chief priest of 6 Ultimo a Babylonian 7 Lover of shrine 20 Curtails 21 Roman numeral 22 Replete 25 Pismires 27 Apprehension 28 Scourge 29 Son of Nut 30 Diminutive suffix 31 Master of Surgery (ab.) 32 Oriental measure 33 Sustain 35 Bench plane handle 38 Alchemical iron 30 Shred 40 North Syrian deity •II Describe grammatically 46 Artificial language •I? Japanese outcast 49 Utopian 50 Small bunch ol hay 51 Slight cut Astolal" 55,56 She is a star of and •—— VERTICAL 1 Cards drawn after top card in faro 2 Dissembling 3 Diminutive of 13 Scottish rock Leonard dove 4 French article 17 Old Ireland U Garden plant 36 Headdress (ab.) 23 Cultivator 2-1 Represents 25 Warning signals 26 Host 33 Princes 34 Myrtle green 37 Epic genre 4' Gfume 42 British crown colony 43 French island 41 Grade of oil 45 Building extensions 48 April (ab.) 50 Narrow inlet 52 Hebrew letter 5 4 Near

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