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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 8, 1947
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COUtlBE 06. NEWS t*!OL ZX BOMAh. Admttatat ntatrra: Oo, X** Yott/Chleaco, Detroit, Brery Aftenxwo" Rmpt Bund*/ u second clA» matter at the port- at WytherUle, ArkuuM, undet «* o! Con- October t, nil. -. by Uie United Pm* BUBSCRIPnON RATES: By MRfcr to the «Jty ol Blylhevllle or any •ubur^ntown where carrier «errlce U maln- Uined, Me per week, or 85c per month. ;7iTm»lL VHhto a radius ol 40 mile., KOO per «*kr 5*» for dx raontla, «1.00 lor three months; STmSi out«Kle 50 mile IOM, »10.00 per year payrbte In advance. Meditation. 1Mb cur law JwUe any man, before it »«r bl» and know what he docth.-Jolm 7:51. » • • your things belong to a Judge: to Hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly, and to decide Impartially— Socrates. Price of Private Enterprise The Progressive Citizens of America have come but for imUcmal ownership of coal mines, railroads anil power plants. We wouldn't be surprised if the nation's private mine operators, now that John L. I'ewis has been dumped back into their laps, might go n>nB with the PCA on one-third of Hint program. VIEWS OF OTHERS More Secrecy at the State. Hospital Educational Opportunity School patrons in three Mississippi County Districts are to be commended for .their move to become n part (>( larger districts with more modern facilities' and bring to their children high school opportunities. it is hoped that the County Board of Education when it meets Jn'y 15 will approve the consolidation petitions which have been filed asking that the Reece and Flat Lake districts be made a part of the Blytheville District; and .that Milligan Ridge can be annexed to the'Manila District. The wisdom of the move lies in the fact that these smaller districts can, by becoming a part of the large:- districts, receive ^additional benefits without', increasing their tax outlay for school purposes. All three districts, in fact all. districts in the county, arc levyingV-iiie> maximum tax permitted under Arkansas law. The'annexations will mean thizt'llie high school plant in Blytheville will be taxed further, but the annexation move comes at a time when the Blythcville School District is considering erection of a. new plant arid that plans can be •. made now to lake care of the increased high'school, and junior high school attendance tile annexation of the two districts will bring. As a matter of fact every, school district, east of Big Lake and north of, and perhaps including, Burdette could take advantage of the same opportunity of becoming a part of the Blylhe- ville district and obtain better school facilities without increasing the outlay for education. Such a step, if taken before building of the new Blytheville Higli School begins,, would permit the Blyfheville district to plan adequately for the future. It is to be expected that eventually, these other districts' will take the steps which have been initiated by patrons of the Reece and Flat Lake schools. If they wait until after a new high school is erected in Blytheville, it' then could bring problems more difficult for the larger district to solve. A broader program of consolidations for the North Mississippi County area West of Big Lake is equally advantageous. Patrons of the three schools 1 seeking consolidations at this time are to be commended foi; their foresight. Their wisdom should encourage early action on the part of others, and bring to Mississippi County a better school system than ever will be possible with smaller school units. Our public officials are slow to learn thai Ihe people's business Is not their privute business. Allcnipts to make it so have had recent unlmppy results. •Ilie row over MacArtlnir Park developed from secret negotiations with the city government to eel half of it for n Veterans AUimn- IslrnUon hospital. Uiick of that. WRS the mess in the State Hospital for mental patients, which started in clashes between members o: the Board of Control, of which the public knew nothing until the discord had got entirely out, ol hand. Yet, In Ihe' face of those wamhiiM, ;uul others 'which could be cited, the Hospital board continues secret meetings. H asked the press to . withdraw Wednesday, while the board dlwusscd policies for the hospital. When the press is excluded, the public K excluded, vor press reports lire the ""'>' Information the people have on how Ihe hospital is being managed, liy what method of reasoning can Ihe board justify Itself in privately forming a policy for Ihe hospital; in deciding thul the people, the employers of the board, arc entitled Io know only as much about Its planning for Ihe hospital us it augustly decides Io !.e!l them? Tlve hospital belongs to the people. They support it with their tax money. Their neighbors, friends and relatives are Us patients. They have a clear richt Io know who is shaping what policy for Uie hospital, and who is against, or for what. No good can come of secret management of ordinary public affairs. There are always leaks. Somebody will ialk. Mid tile half facts Hint yet out are frequently twisled and exaggerated as they are circulaled urouml. open dealing is fur safer and belter. The board will be wise Io drop this secrecy stuff, which has fostered so much trouble. U just doesn't [it in with our Arkansas public allairs. Secrecy Is [or dictators, conspirators and timid souls who distrust the robust democratic processes, —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. . t BARBS BY HAL COCIIRAN Laurriu'c Olivier, llrilisti scrren slar, li:is knighted. We ran think of some of ours ought to lie crowncil. What that can our country needs is read the weatherman's SO THEY SAY BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JULY 8, 1947 'C'mon, You'll Hafto Be Branded, Too',•., Othman, With a New FM Radio, Finds Roof-Climbing Healthy Both Parties Playing Politics With Measures Purporting to Give U. S. Better Medical Care By TETKK EOSON NI''A Washington Correspondent.. WASHINGTON. July 8. (NEA) A Senate Subconimitlec on' Health under Sen. H. Alexander Smltli ol <Tc\v Jersey is no'.v laking a second ook al a couple of bills intended give Ihe United States better nedlcal care. One of the, bills is the -work of "Rubbev Companies Cutting Tires"— news Item. The idea may have been suggested by some of our roads. * • Now is the time for all 2001! men to come to the aid of their families— ami take them tin vacation. * * * A fashion writer says women dress extemporaneously these days. Sort of make 1151 as they go along. | objections to .the Murray-Wagner- 1 with approved plans, each amount Dingell bill. For people who now can j dt'termim-d by population, tnx-pay- nfford to and do pay their o,\n|iii;; ability and ratio of Income to doctor bills the Republican health j the U. S. per capita. >ill would make no change. For j STATES MUST MATCH >eaple who cnii't. it would provide s.'XCM.E SAM'S FUND charily for doctors and hospitals. ! Senator Taft estimates this might ie only 20 per cent of Ihe American Rich New York might get about Si per person while poorer Mississippi not S2. But New York would people" in the lowest income groups, jhave to put up only SI per person The Democrats say that if this in- in matohing st.uc funds, while Miss- abllity-tn-pay principle were ap- ! issipp: would have to r.m up S2 per plicri to every family with less than ; person, since each state would have $3GOO annual income, about GO wr I '.o cjn'-ribuie as much as it received cent of the people would have to br ! from Uncie Sam. Any state could taken care of as charily payments. U::'v o'Jt Befon: anyone could receive this The Republican bill would also free medical care, his personal af- I provide iVe* me<i:(Ml and dental niirs would have- to probed so that j exaniir.a'.icns for school children rfc'could in effect be certified as a j But rich itrcs -s-oua be told who Senators Taft. Snilln. Ball ar.d Donnell. all Republicans. The other the work or Senators Murray, Wagner, Chavez, Taylor and McGrath, all Democrats The two bii'.s ire about as different as Republicans and Democrats. But since lie Republicans are running thi'igs their bill hns the edge. Nothing is going to be dons about either bill this year. The current excitement Is merely a warm- up for 1948, when the glorln^ spectacle of playing politics with public health will be vmvctled before the voters. , The Democartic bill is n revise of : ceive free doctoring the Murray-Wsgncr-Dingell nation- ' standards would be nl compulsory health insurance bill .states. which has been gee-hawed around I The Republican bill would set[or Ihe last tour years. It.woulc. up a new National Health Agency provide for payroll deductions up headed by an outstanding physician to 4 per cent on the first S3S01) of He would Ink-; over most of the income — or up to S144 a year — ' existing government health bureaus to |;ive everyone complete medical and set up a couple of new care by doctors of the patients' o'.vn choosing. This hns been damned by the doctors as "socialized medicine." f!0!' HIM. CONCEIVE!! TO MEET ,\MA OKJECTIONS The Tnft-Smtlli-Ball-Donncl bi'l en the other hand was conceived to meet American Medical Association Th« DOCTOR SAYS By WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN, M. I>. Written for NEA Servke Nearly seven hundred patients have been operated on because the connection between the aorta ami Uie artery which carries blood to the lung frilled to close after they were born, Before birth this connection, which leads from the heart, is Important, as it prevents an excess of blood from going through thr IHIIB where it Is not needed. After birth the tube should close, it fails to do so it can be tied with n ligature, or cut. Many patients with a persistent connection between the lung artery and the aorta do not complain of many symptoms, as they have no standard b.' which to judge their feelincs. After the connection has been tied or cut, they uniformly report feeling much better. The tube should be operated on. even though there are no .signs that the heart is being affected, because of the possibility of serious heart infections. In infections of the lining membrane of the heart or of the tube between the vessels, typing the branch nr cutting it often results in Immi'- diate disappearance of germs from the blood. This can be followed by treatment with penicillin and cure of the infection Is the usual result. Persistent, artery connections In children may be detected during the course of health examinations at school. The blood rushiUR through this channel makes a sound resembling a machine in operation. Wliile other heart conditions can cause a similar noise, ways and means of distinguishing those which can be operated on have been developed. Heart specialists recommend that adult patients who have this condition have an operation as scon as the slightest evidence of • heart strain develops. Operation Is recommended for children even in the absence of heart symptoms. Fi:\V ftl'ICUATIONS FATAL Fatalities following operations have been reduced to less than on* 1 out of 20 when infection is no', present. A slightly higher rate prevails when the heart is infected. As u result of experience gained by surgeons all over the country, thousands nr children are being restored io health by this operation. Failure of the heart to develop properly before birth may be caused by infections in the mother during pregnancy. The most serious disease in this regard is German measles when it is acquired in the fim few months of gestation. Not all varieties of heart difficulties which result from conditions present- before birth can be to so branded, others might claim | see the f-imiij drvr.or while poor |! pauper unable to pay his bill Some people might resent pauperism just to get free But is impossible to estimate accurately how many people might re- becausc the left to tho Is. ( k:ds vrc.-.:M «: cni—j treatment. V »c Vanrt t beine ; Some psopi-r cbyx\ io '-his division I '" •* tu « s service. ' into ciassts- • _ _-., ¥ .,-, 1 In Blylhevwe — ones The agency wcmlrt be Rivnn ai 1 initial $:* million to be (UsLtt'outccl among the slates for a ycncnM health survey. Each .slate would then di'a\vup Us own health plan for approval by the National Health Agency. It would have 5200 mfllLnti n year for five years Io divide among slates Ten million dollars ^ould be appropriated Eor cancer-control clinics 1 and S"2 mittiori for dental research- Total cost of the Republican bill Is cs Li mated at £250 million a year. The FJpmoeratir: bill has some ncA- sections this year: grants to states for maternity and child health care, assistance to non-profit mcdicaj research and educational I institutions. ! Senator Taft says th? Democratic bill would cost from S3 billion io 154 billion a year. Bui nearly all of this would come from increased Social security payroll deductions. They would iinanee Ihe compulsory health itisurannu service thtvJ would give complete rn^iiical care to over 85 per cent cf Ihe pccvrle. Miss Minnie Ma thews left today for Memphis where she uill take a three-months course at beauty school. Mrs. R. N. Ware, Jr., was elected president of the American Legion, Auxiliary Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. S. S. Sternberg. Other ->ffleers named were Mrs. R, E. Blay- Jock, vice president; Mrs. P. P. Ju- cobs, 2n<I vice president; Mr.s. Howard Proctor, secretary; Mrs. Roland Grefill, treasurer; Mrs. C. E. Crigger, chaplain; Mrs. Neill Heed, historian; Mrs. J. F. Lent!, serjeant-at-arms; Mrs. p. A. White. Mrs, Loy Welch an<J Dr. Edna Nies, executive committee. a thermometer IN HOLLYWOOD Dauntless Air Travelers . On May 29 an airplane crash at LaQuardia Field in New York killed move than 40 persons. The next day a crash in Maryland killed oven more. Two weeks later, on June 13, there was another fatal plane accident in Virginia. Yet the Air Transport Association reports that one domestic airline broke its all-time one-week record for the vfe«k beginning Jitne 13. And this record business was 12 per cent above that of th* week ending May 29 <beforo the three crashes) and 7 pev cent over that of the week ending. June G. If these figures are right then \\ c , imi*t admit we. have been wrong in our ••' MMnnptkyn that a series of crackups out of the air. In the development of any Industry. Ihe IlrsL aim is the hem-lit ot mankind.—Chen Li-tn, Chinese leader. * * * Without the Soviet Union the United Nations Organization would lie much stronger anil much more effective, than it is today. Without the Soviet Union it would he a world military alliance of free peoples against all aggression.— Sen. James O. Eastland (Di of Mississippi. • * * Government is public housekeeping, and politics is Hie technique of public liovnekeerjing. Women are good housekeepers.—Mary Donlon. chairman N. Y. State Workmen's Compensation • Board. • • • Unless the United States sends military training missions to foreign nations wanting them, some other country will.—Secretary of State Marshall. • • • We are determined that subversive propaganda. Government presscro or ]w.i)Htcnl censorship .will never undermine a free screen.—Eric Johnston, president Association ot Motion Picture Producers. * » « The only language Russia understands Is the language of ' force. For God's sake, let's don't weaken our defenses at home.—Rep, Uewey Short (R) of Missouri. • • • We represent the workers, hand and brain workers, the people who render services As for the rest, they do not mailer two hoots.—Emmanuel Shlnwell, British Minister of Fuel nnd BY EKSKINK JOHNSON | NEA Staff Correspondent i HOLLYWOOD, July 8. (NEA) — Exclusively yours: Joan Crawford heads for South lAmcrlca for a vacation after completing "Daisy Kcnyou." It will be her first roil one in 10 years Joan Leslie. who speaks -French fluently, has been offered the lend in "Madame Bovary." The picture will be made in Franco in two versions. English and French...Jimmy Stewart, who will have to look up to tlut rab- hit in ''Harvey" on Broadway this summer, will insist he Is an eight instead of a seven-toot Harvey. Jimmy is six-feet-two. Your ballots in my naticm-\vkle double Feature poll are still pouring in. with the majority fjvoring single bills. The results will be announced soon. I/irainc Day is re-decorating he\ Beverly Hills" twine. It was U-o D.'s idea. Mr. D. has taken up gardening in the backyard ol I be D.iy mansion. • • • We called it! When interviewing Cliarlip Darnel alter Ills fifth mcu- ringe. M nskcd when comes Hie sixth. Well. Hie filth just blew sky hish ami despite the Macl Mao's avowal "never n'.iln." I don't believe it STAK MAIiliUI) 25 YEARS! ihcda Uar.i. the ianinus silent M-rcrn "other woman" and her retired director hnsbswirt. Charles Itrabiu. are rdcbraling lln-lr 2Slh wcdsllng anniversary- 1 hcrta still works In films, currently In \Var- llrr's "Mary Hajfen." I'm wailing, with '-i srcat deal of ish. Vidor's ;tssU*nmenl. by (John, to direct "The Harry Colin' Story." There nnisl have been more Io Dick Haymcs' iiarluiR from 20th Century-Fox than meets the cyi'. l)kk and bis boss, llarrvl /amick. weren't speaking \\hen the final blowoff oair,c. nainc (lie aeo l^lei". North will not know whether it is the club ace or spade ace. If you cue-bki you can show thy ace of clubs, but can you also shrnv the king? I thought Fred L. Karpin of Washington did a good job 0:1 the bidding of this hand. Karpin real- ised that there must be a slam in the hand if his partner had an honest opening bid. Of course, ''/s partner could have the nee-king of spules and the king of diamonds, or even Ihe king-o.ueen ol diamonds. With these and twD small clubs a slam would be im- BY FBEUEKICK C. O1IMAN (United Press SUff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, July 8. (UP)— Your waist-line's beginning to .spread? Vour wife is worrying about her hips? Then, friend, buy a frequency modulation radio set, Provides wonderful exercise for those who would reduce to music. I am certain of this. The radio Manufacturers Association predicted that 2.60D.COO Americans will buy FM radios this year. So I bought. And if I don't break my silly neck, I'll be streamlined like a Rocky Mountain goat. Why the manufacturers have not advertised FM radios as exercising devices is mot clear to me. They' 1 f, said nothing ubuut this advantage when I bought mine. It was not cheap. The man delivered it and plugged it in. It made- sputtering noises. No music. I phoned the dealer and he said what 'I needed was an aerial. I said I had an for my old radio. He said 1 needed a special FM-aerial. "How much?" I asked. "Twenty-five dollars, unless we run inlo trouble," , he replied. I lold him to go ijuinp. 4 I said I'd put in my own serial. The clerk at the radio supply house said an FM aerial was a little complicated. .1 said I was_handy with « screwdriver. So he sold me in a pastebcird box six feet lone, a double-fold, quarter and halt wave dipole antenna of polished aluminum, calibrated in megacycles, with 60 feet of 303 ohm coaxial transmission line and. he said, undirectional characteristics. I nailed this to the roof, as per directions, strung the cable down through the front window (my bride., whose hips ore. okay, was not enthusiastic) and hitched same to the radio. ,1 turned to page hree: "Tuniiit' the Dipole An- enna." * The instructions said to face it iroadslde • to the station to be .uned in. There are .six PM broad- :asting stations in Washington, scattered in all directions, f let .hat pass, crawled up lo the roof igain and loosened the calibrated lipoles. The hook said to tune them the station by sliding like '-i trombone, until I achieved maximum signal strength. Only I was on the roof and signal strength, if -any. was in the living room, two floors below. Considerable yelling down to my bride (who was 'worrying about what Ihe neighbors would think) brought in maximum signal strength. -I bolted the dipoles tight, squeezed throujjrt the trapdoor, and went downstairs -to enjoy 'my new radio. It was, it I do say so, supurb. A phonograph record was being 'broadcast. It was so clear and so stMticless that I could hear the scratch of the needle in the studio. I flipped MIR. dial to another station. Nothing happened, except sputzzz. What to do?' Mrs. O.. said why not look at ftic'directions? To tune in a new station on an FM radio, -the booklet said you must, ot course, tune the antenna. Back to the roof I went and turned 1 her in and boiled her tight. And I station Number 2 sounded fine. Number one didn't sound at all. As I say, there are six -TM radio stations in Washington. Each one, •to be heard properly, oills for n climb to the roof, plus cooperation of somebody in the living room. The exercise is wonderful, while the shouting between aerial operator and the lad'y in the parlor is good for the lungs'. H never knew before Uiat a radio could be so health-giving. I think the Association of Manufacturers is missing a bet by not advertising this feature; it. pro'cably would seli another miljion frequency modulation radios: And turn us into a nation of athletes. jumped to .six* clubs, Karpin fclt- conrklcnt that he must have the ace anci king of clubs. Certainly the worst lie conlcl have would be tlic ncc nntl jack of clubs, m whic'i case the contract might be niadi on n finesse. As lont; as he was trying for n slnm. the heart slam was the safe" choice. It was the hlglicr-ronhiiift suit, and al'K> there \-as less possibility or a club ruff on the opening lead than of a heart ruff. operated on at this time. But those which can be helped by operation should have the benefit of surgery. QUESTfON: I have a cyslir right ovary. Is there any way of treating it. -.vith medicine or do I have to have it removed? ANSWER: If the cystic ovary is causing symptoms, removal may he- necessary. There is no medicine which is of value in this condition. Hollywood is chuckling a'cont an item In tlii.s month's i.'-sue of th? fan mag Movie Show, ft says that RiUi Hay.vorth's new heartbeat :s _ the former war correspondent.} George Lait. Far tho sake of thr-' record. Lail is Riia'.s press upent at Columbia studio, and is happily married. IN THE FLESH J»nr Russell is "nine on another idshl club shiRini: tour — against the advicr of her ap;enls. Hunt Slromberj; wants Jlccly lAtn.iirr. Dennis O'Krefr and William l.undiftaii (o so on :< kfy city iwrsonal appearance lour for the openings of "Pislumorcd Kldy." Bill Holly probably will be loo busy divorcing John l.silrr. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE AVn'r" V A K Q J * A 743 At} 10 9G 4 * A D 8 3 2 V 105 » J862 *7 5 N W E S Denier * K.I 6 V 82 » K Q 7 5 * A K J A Q 107 5 •1 V 9 G t 1 0 D I •M32 3 .r Rubber— Neither vul. South 1 » 3* .1 N. T. West Norlli Kast ]>;iss 2 4. Pr>s> Pass :t » Pass -1 * Pn^-, » T;:---, li* i>;us 7V !'.::s Opening — A 5 8 U. S. Army Leader VERTICAL 1 King of Judah 2 Sacrificial blocks 3 Felid air 4 Horse's neck hairs 5 Near !3Oleic acid snU GTid y 7 Agitate 8 An (Scot.) 9 Angers HORIZONTAL 1 Pictured U. S. Army leader, ' Maj-Gen. Son- dcrford 7 He served ns island commander of How to Find Which Ace Partner Holds Karpin decided that he would not try to convoy any Infonua'.ion on his hand. He was going to seek- I information only. If he bid two j hearts over one diamond, wh'wh ( would he a slatli try bid, lie never | could be quite sure ol the club ISy WIM.TAM E, McKKNNEY : »>»'• S° he decided to hid two America's Card Authority j clubs and sec if his partner at Written for NEA Service I «»y time would voluntarily sup- Here Is nn Interesting hand you , l>on clubs. • Studio bass Harry Colin and] can try out on your friends to I When South bid three cluus, director Charles Vidor are still i jind out how they would ar- I Karptn knew that he had some battling, the result of that contnct rive at a contract of seven. Us- i strength in that suit, Then came light which Harry won til court a lew months back. Vidor was ousted as director of n big budget "A" on c nc e. nut unless North and thor evidence of a fit In clubs, lilm for taking too much time, and sotilh have a variation which' The lour-spade bid by Karpin given <v 12-day quickie io direct, gives South an opportunity to was a cue-bid, and when Soulli ing the BlHCkiood convention K j the' heart bid, followed by South'.* Is easy to find out that South lias I three no trump, which gave fur- H Hounded 15 Solar disk 16 Against 19 Auricles 20 1'urpose 21 Hip 22 Aperture 23 Hour (ab.1 24 We 25 Dispnlch 29 Stuff 32 Fish eggs 33 Boat paddle 34 Tardy 35 Former Russian ruler 37 Symbol for tellurium 38 Giant king ot Bnshan 40 Direction 43 Arabian 47 Jewel 49 Bewildered 50 Ashen 51 Mother 52 Colonize 54 Approached 56 Expunger 57 Philippic lOUing 11 Square hall 12 Birds' homos 26 Age , 41 Caterpillar 27 I^egative word ' hair 28 English river 42 Makes edgings 29 Folding bed 30 Short-napped fabric 31 Constellation 34 Lessee 36 Roved 43 Mimicker 44 Sun god '• 45 Morindin dye 46 Crooked : 47 Tentmaker i 48 Brazilian state 53r.-er"-l' arlicle 17 Compass point 37 Tantalize 53 Fr: 18 Symbol for 39 Cleared space 55 East Indies tintalum in a forest (ab.) 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