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RACE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS •. THE JBLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEW. editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manner 6ol» Nitlon&l Advertising Representative*: Willu* Wkmer Co. New York. Chicago. Detroit, AUint*. Memphis. Entered u xcond cites matter it the post- efflc* »t Blythtville, Arkansas, under' act ol Con.' October «. 1917. Member ot The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RAISES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or »DJ tuburban town where carrier service la maintained, 20o per week, 01 860 per month By mall, within a radius of 60 miles 14.00 per year. $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 ml!« zone $10.00 per Fear payable In advance. Meditations And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through laith, preached before. Ihe gospel unto Abraham, saying, In line shall all natloni be Messed.—Galatians 3:8. ' * * » ' Let us aspire towards this living confidence, that it Is the will of God to unfold and exalt without end the spirit that entrusts itself to Him in well-doing as to a faithful Creator. —W. E. Chpimlng. ?Barbs i Since w many girls play golf in shorts, let us remind you again, men, that one ol the llrst rules is to keep your eyes on the ball. ; * . * ' A wave of prosperity always makes a lot ol t nrells. * • . . * A man who broke Into a home in Ohio was • \ caught while taking a shower. He's all washes ' .up now. The next ilfee we have Fire Prevention Daj, lei's be tun to enroll th« boss. , Winter Is .coming., so women 50011 will quit j wearing fur pieces and switch to buad necklaces Reds Try New Tactic In Eastern Germany Th» West German state sponsored by the three' western powers now has a Soviet-supported eastern competitor. Its creation is Russia's newest move in 1 • the cold war;'but it has not struck fear , in western hearts. • ' : - • • It"is a flat admission that for a lime , at least the Russians have given up \\ hope of gaining control of all Germany. They have acknowledged that the gov- '. emment of the western zones is too , atrcojg- to be pushed aside easily. • This is no small admission. The eastern zone controlled by the Soviet Union is largely agricultural and has a popula- ;' tion of about 19,000,000, Some 45,000,"000 people and most of Germany's in; dustry are concentrated in the West Geri man Republic. J Since the close of World War II Jtus- ! sia has held a tight grip on the east. German sector. Thus to formalize this .control by establishing an East German Republic is to startle nobody. : Furthermore, the western powers apparently do not intend to let the move go unchallenged. Officials have hinted that the three nations will very likely counter the Soviet action by incorporating the western areas of Berlin into the general western zone. This would tend to strengthen western .Berlin against the gnawing economic difficulties now handicapping the city. Russia naturally is endeavoring to put the brightest possible face on its maneuver. It proclaims the new government as a provisional "all-German" state, throwing out broad hints that representatives from western sectors will somehow be chosen to make the new eastern parliament actually a ua- .tional rather than a regional affair. Moscow-trained German leaders in the Soviet zone call for liquidation of the West German slate, the re-establishment of political arid economic unity in the country and the designating of Berlin as the "national" capital. Meantime .Russian publications suggest that the Soviet Union may recognize the new regime as the only true German government, may sign a separate peace treaty with it and withdraw Russian troops from eastern German territory, Moscow has talked many times of such moves, hoping always to awaken support for Russia in the minds of Germans. Up to no wthe appeals have fallen of deaf ears. Western authorities do not believe these latest hints, even if they .are 'translated into reality, will wake a deep impression on the stubborn Germans. What Russia can get out of eastern Germany she is already getting. N 0 new' '•advantage is likely to come to her as result of this move. -• Nor ar« the western powers liable to lose ground in the German phase of the cold war so long as they continue to strive earnestly for a unified policy aimed at leading Germany gradually but surely toward genuine political democracy and a hoallhy economy. Progress thus iar lias been moderately good. But there can be no slackening of effort, for fear that the Germans, however much they seem to hate their Russian neighbors, will some day yield to their appeals as the only positive answer they can see to economic and political chaos. Deserves More A New Jersey resident of 90 was honored not long ago by the railroad on which he has commuted to New York for 50-odd years. The railroad president s private car hauled the old gentleman to and from work on the big occasion. H was a fancy gesture but it still seems small recompense for the anguish of half a century of fording the turbulent stream of commuters that flows in and out of Manhattan. Views of Others Purge in Prague Terror stalks again In the capital of Czechoslovakia. Indeed, a wave of fear has swept over . the country, although moss arrests variously eM l mated at from 10,000 to 40,000 have centered In Prague. Tills purge appears aimed primarily at small business and professional men. The Communists may hop to catch with the dragnet certain key figures in the opposition underground-plus Informers. Tito's nationalist revolt In Yugoslavia has undoubtedly caused:Moscow to drive with a tighter rein In alf the «t- ellile countries. But the Comlniorm probably has little immediate lear of revolt in Czechoslovakia It Is much more likely that more spectacular propaganda trials like that in Hungary are in the making. ', • Whatever the causa of the terror, Its effects are etiually tragic. The ominous knock In the early morning hours, the seizure of peacetul house- ' holders by,grimly silent police, secret trials or no trials, the unexplained disappearance, the anguish of families and friends, the creeping epl.le.n- o of fear-all this fi( 5 a too familiar pattern It is ugly, even though It may show somewhat less brutality in Czechoslovakia where Imprisonment without Irfal Is limited to two years and the go- Ing wage Is supposed to be paid In labor camps' Also for the very reason that the Communists may be more careul-bccause tne Czechs n ave had some experience of freedom-tills oppression must be harder to take. It may provoke no Immediate revolt, but it,surely will not endear Moscow to freedom-loving Czechs. For the moment it fs^hard to see any prospect of, effective resistance The Roman Catholic Church is contesting the Communist regime's measures against itself But lit is In a vulnerable- position because part of its revenues comeJffom taxes and because its members are trained to acceptance of authoritarian decrees. The Czechs see little hope of help from the West. But ultimately the strength ot freedom In the West may shirt the balance of power and ease .the grip o f .Moscow in eastern Europe nie Czechs today appear much more passive than the Yugoslavs or the Finns In their resistance to totalitarian tyranny. But the taste for freedom Is not easily lost. Th English-speaking peoples, who have asserted the right of freedom from arbitrary arrest ever since Magna Carta and have had the legaJ procedures to make It effective ever since Parliament passed the Habeas Corpus Act of 1619 can only imagine what the Pl ,igc in Prague is like But surely they must have a special concern lor the nation which more than any now under Moscow's lash has known the blessings ot liberty A right desire to help will sooner or later find effective ways to help. —CHRIS-HAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY We Just ran out of gas, that's all.—Edrtle Dyer, manager of St. Louis Cardinals. * » » It Is infinitely belter to avoid a war than to win one.—Gen. Jimmy Doolittle. * • ' « We can establish an Income level i n the country of SMOO per family per year .That is not a pipe dream. It can oe done.—President •Truman. * * • India is going to maintain an Independent tor- cign policy. India does not Icar Communist aggression from outside at present.—Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India. * * * There Is no division within the AFL There's no left wing or right wing. We act as one.—William Green, president of the AFL. * » * The soor.er we patch up these highly political, controversial questions and unify, the 'better li will be for the country. By following n give-and- take policy, we could get together on broad lun- damental Issues.-Rep. E. E. cox (D., Ga.>, on Democratic Party disunity. * * * It is a tremendously Important step forward In political and economic thinking. It has aroused new hone and faith abroad that free peoples can work together to achieve peace.—Nelson Rockefeller, on the President's program fur underdeveloped areas. The Bear Is a Bear at Conniving Washington News Notebook Seagoing Admirals Part With Navy's Aviators in Feuding With Air Force WASHINGTON— (NEA> _ There's no question that Capt. John G. Crommelin is playing the role of hero and'martyr as far as all naval aviators are concerned. But there is no such certalnlty that all of the Navy's "mud-hookers" think so. in fact there is some evidence of a small revolt among them. A "mud-hooker" is the somewhat disdainful name Which all Navy fliers use for any-, one in the •: nbn-flylng branches or the service. Actually it's sort of a revolt within a revolt. So fur the naval aviators have done practically all of the feuding with'the Air Force and with the Department .of Defense officials. Crommelin is. one of the 'most ardent defenders of naval aviation of them all. Up until now the mud-hookers have been more or less content to go along with the arguments of •the fly-boys. A big fraction of the surface fleet exists to support the air arm. To that extent: mud- llookers and' fliers have pretty mutual Interests: But now many of the strictly seagoing admirals and senior officers are beginning to drag their feet in the fight. They don't all approve of the tactics whclh have uecn used by the aviators in getting their side of the fight laid before Congress and the people. The Navy's tradition of strict adherence to the orders of superior officers appears to be more deeply ingrained In the surface and submarine boys than it is in the newer aviation branch of the Navy. The more conservnilve old line officers arc shocked at such tactics as Crommclinc has used. None of I them w ju s p Mk ollt and open |- y | criticize him. But privately they! admit that the dispute has reached' a stage when! the whole Navy might be more seriously injured than Its ah- ami can be helped. No. 1 Mud-Hooker's Plight Adm. Louis Denfeld, chief of Naval Operations, also happens to be the Navy's NO. 1 mud-hooker. •Hes primarily a submariner and battleship man. For 'that reason his spot is twice as hot. He's caught between the whole Navy and Scciciary of Defense Louis J-hn- son's office on the one hand, fnd between the filers and the mud- hooker's Inside the Navy on the other. Denficld's apparent obeisance to Johnson on the key issues in (lie dispute, such as the order for the cancellation of the giant carrier by the joint chiefs of staff which wa- ! • • was signed by Denfeld, and the I Hi "K recent personnel cut which hit; naval aviation hardest, has weakened Deiifeld's hand in trying to control his filers'. Mny naval aviators Have long been muttering that Denfeld has deserted their cause. Although many of the fliers will also argue that Denfeld hasn't represented the Navy as aggressively as he might on the joint chiefs of staff, most or the mud-hookers take his side on the issue. ft rankles a lot of the noii-niers how the aviators have tended to steal the show in the Navy during 1 and since the war. And they point out that ihe world military situation today tends to minimize the relative Importance of aviation In the Navy. Russia is the only possible' enemy and she has no aircraft carriers or much of a surface fleet, BS far as the best intelligence reports indicate. So there is no imminent threat of a seaborne air attack on the U.S. In case or war. Russia's big naval threat Is under the water with its powerful fleet of German-type submarines. It is poitned out that the most effective weapon against an enemy .sub is another sub. That's one 'of the main reasons why the submarine branch of the Navy has been the only one to have its appropriations consistently increased since the war, while the other branches have taken cuts. • Of course the real reason for most of the bitterness in the Navy is the cancellation of the big carrier. That was .to have put it, in the thick of offensive atomic bomb warfare, This is proved by the statement which ; Adm. Arthur W. Radford, the Navy's No. 1 (Her. was finally able to make in an open committee of Congress. He devoted his entire appearance to a condemnation of the B-3C bomber calling it "useless as a defensive weapon and inadequate as an offensive weapon." It was the success which the Air Force claimed for the performance of the B-36 which . ultimately led to the cancellation of the big carrier. Apparently Radford feels that If he can convince Congress that the B-36 Isn't capable of delivering A- bombs to Russia, there is still a chance that the big carrier might yet get built. But the mud-hookers are beginning to wonder if the big carrier is worth all the trouble. IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Johnson XEA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA)— It's a top secret at M-G-M so don't mention It to anyone bue Deanna'Dur- bin may hit the film comeback trail under the guidance of the man who made her. a star, producer Joe Pasternak. Deanna and Joe have had several secret huddles since expiration of her UI contract. Joe is convinced he can duplicate with '.he adrlt Deanna all those wonderful films he made with the c'.illd Deanna. She's convinced, too, so watch for an announcement. Add George Montgomery's name to the list of movie tradition breakers—he always kisses Ihe leading lady in his westerns. "I've got n safe formula," he told me. "Three dead cattle rustlers, two Indians, two chases, one stampede and one kiss." • * * Xaxicr Cugat is talking a term dcnl with Warner Brothers . Sonny Tufts' kid sister. Jeanne, Is working with an experimental theater group In Boston. . . . Lucille Ball, the inveterate party giver, topped herself the olhcr iiight when she gave a kiddie party •• honor of her mother. Lucille explained: 'She gets youngcf every year." Next year. I suppose, Lucille will host a baby shower for her grandmother. . . . Prances Gifford turned down three roles ns n sweet, helpless maid™ because she claims she isn't. T • • • There w.ls a sublle ulterior motive (n (he recently published list of Hollywood's 10 worst dressed men. It was inspired by a studio try- ng to counteract recently publicity that one of its top he-man stars really is a dandy. The star con- Mnlenlly- wn* nlaccd ml the list. Carrying On Before his death, Frank Morgan Purchased a large area of beach frontage near Ensenada, Lower California, with the idea of starting "sort of Mexican Palm Springs His widow, Alma, tells me she'll carry on the project. Which re- minrts me: • The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce clapped hands with glee over news that a week of the Joan Crawford film, "The .Victim." would l be filmed on location there. But the smiles have turned sour. In the film 'he (own will be called Desert Springs. • • . * Talking about a certain play girl actress. Barton MacLane 5a id- 'She has a lot of hidden charms-^ trouble is she gives to many clues." • ... Joan Blondell Is being paged for a road company of "Born Yesterday.". . . . Bill Williams nixed MO.OOO in U.S. money to do a film In Kaly which would have cast him In another bobby-sox role. Says he wants only he-man roles from now on. Unlilmcd drama: Pal O'Brien with a lump the size of a watcr- mtloti hi lilj Uirrwl when OI-yrar- Sc- HOLLYWOOD on Page 9 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE B> William E. McKenncy America's Card Authority Written for NKA Service Analyze Bidding if Ton Want Success Today's hand appeared in a recent Issue of The Bridge World. I am giving it to you as a lesson hand in the play. the Jack of clubs. South covered with the king, West won the trick with the ace, cashed the queen of clubs and led a third club. Now declarer decided to play for the drop in the diamonds, and when it failed, he was set three tricks. Going back to the bidding, West was marked clearly for both black aces by his vulnerable overcall of two clnbs. lie did not open a club. Lesson Hand on the Play Both vul. South West North Eajl 1 » 2 * 2 » Pals 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass •Opening—4 10 20 therefore spades must have been his second suit. Did he have three or four of them? If he hart only three then Bast held live; and East should not have won the first trick with the king, as he had no other entry in his hand. When E;ul went up with the king of spades, it was fairly certain that he had only [ O u r spades. That meant that West had four spades. West had bid clubs, which would indicate that he had more clubs than spades, so declarer could feel reasonably sure that West had nine black cards. To simplify the further reading of the cards, declarer could lead the ace of diamonds, followed by the ace, king and queen of hearts. When , proem Pied without hesitation- THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1949 Grim Spectre of Hunger flangs Relentlessly, over All of India u " acKfnzle ,h ! sn Affairs AI ""> IS « hi?iY" dl , an Prtm ° Minister, ja- hailai Nehru was asked ,by a l New York schoolgirl what his Ur Wor5t problem '5. he re- plain words Nehru paramount task he The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M » *„ Wriil <-'" 'or -VEX Service ' There are sevtral kinds of inflammation of the .tonsih, O r a , it b ^mT'T" 5 ' known - tonsillitis. O I J if °" C " rw '"-' flol » Intcc- lon with a germ called the streptococcus. Indeed tonsillitis, or in the cnce of th, tonsik a S evere Voe ,? Vf r yp ' cal at ' he beginning scarlet lever which, Is a streptococcus disease. ' Tonsillitis may be caused by other germs and perhaps some bv vlr- r?'^?\ ° f " 10se who " aw ""I lost their'tonsils enrly In life have experienced one or more .attacks ot acute tonsillitis, and they do not have to be fold that tills is an unpleasant and painful disorder Usually (hey have fever with It and feel just miserable! If they go to bed promptly, drink plenty of fluids, and perhaps are given one of the su!fa dings or penicillin, recovery also occurs without much delay. Acute tonsillitis Is • never treated by removing the tonsils at Die time when the inflammation is severe. If it Is necessary to remove the tonsils at all—and this is not always the case-one must watt until the acute Infection has quieted down If this is not done there is danger ot letting dangerous germs into the blood stream, causing blood poisoning and perhaps death. Although figures oil the frequency of acute tonsillitis do not seem to be available, there are maiiy reasons for believing that there are fewer cses now than in Hie past. Probably this is partly because of our better sanitary knowledge which hns resulted in fewer dangerous germs In drinking water, miik, and other sources of infection. * • • Note: Dr Jordan U unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column. • • • QUESTION: Since great herds of cattle, horses and even elephants get their health and strength from eating grasses or herbage, would it be advisable for human beings to extract the juices from such grasses and herbage and drink them? • ANSWER: The digestive processes of human beings are different from those of the animals mentioned. Human beings belong to an animal group called camivora, or meat eaters. I am afraid the answer to your question is "no." 75 Years Ago In Blytheville— A formal setting was used for the wedding of Miss Jane Blythe Buck arid Mr. Julian E. BefcEs, 'of Memphis and Tuscumbia, Ala., which was solemnized this morning at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Alfred S. Carpenter asked the vows at 10:30 o'clock. The bride Is the daughter of Mr. and iMrs. Churchill M. Buck. Frank Huffman, who Is attending Mississippi College, Clinton, Miss., won a voice contest at the college Wednesday night. As a reward he received the Prank SJay- der scholarship to the department of voice In that school. must hold three diamonds to the queen. Thus by analyzing the bidding at id combining it with good play, declarer can make his contract instead of going down three. faces as leader of India's three hundred millions. No evasion- no effort to gloss over a situation which men of smaller calibre might have found embarrassing on their first visit to a. foreign land. Just a blithe admission of a tragic fact India's greatest burden Is stark sungcr. due to poverty. The same can be said of her sister stale of Pakistan with Its population of 100,000.000. 11 Is no exaggeration to say that the majority of the people in the vast Indian subcontinent always are hungry. And, of course the plague of hunger hanuts China and other Oriental lands. The Western world doesn't know the half of the trials of the east. About 70 per cent of the 400 000.000 people In India and Pakistan are dependent on agriculture and the average farming famllac doesn't set enough to eat. The/' farmers struggle with antiquated methods on land which has been worn out trhough countless generations of tillage. You find the farmers living in some 700.COO little villages of the , Indian peninsula. Yes. I know, that ] figure seems Incredible but It Is correct. And what villages! I h?vr> visited some of them and found conditions appalling. The homes are little mud huts which are fearfully dirty and have no sanitation. Probably there Isn't even a single "backhouse" of that sturdy type known to the western world, cow-dung, gathered by the women with their hands. Is plaster- ,crl on the outside walls of the huts to dry for fuel. Human be- hiRs and animals live pretty much together. There are few watches or clocks. The members of the family probablv RO to bed in the dark because their onlv lights. If anv are open dishes with oil and wick, such as-used for thousands of years. Amidst all thl., awful squalor death and birth do their rounds— and the one who dies is lucky. Everywhere you see naked and often diseased babies, being cared for by small brothers and sisters while the parents work. I saw one baby with a horrible rupture being toted about by fij little sister. Babies with festering eyes covered with flies, were common. ' Doctors? They are mostly sadhus4l or spirit doctors, who work their * cures" through Incantations and other weird practices. Whether you live or whether you die Is a matter of luck. And these poor people always are hungry, you can see it In their faces ancl starved bodies. Hosts of them have only one meal a day and that consists of gruel made fiom a little grain. Sometimes they set a bit of bread or vegetables, in many areas rice is the mainstay Hup almost always the story Is the same. They are hungry. The average annual income ol the Indian farmer has been estimated at about S26. Most farm era arc '' l "ie hands of money-lenders ana these leeches extract as much as-,75 per cent interest on loans. The result Is that the unhappy farmer, has little or nothing on which to support his family. So there you have the sordid story of the farming population. Naturally conditions in the towns and cities are better, though there Is much poverty and consequent under-nourishment among them. As Nehru says, this poverty Is his greatest ploblem. just as It is the greatest problem of India's sister state of Pakistan. Its solution is the foundation on which ^ must build the new and indepenaP ent India. •. What are his chances of success in this great undertaking? As the, signs read, he will go far. I have spent a good deal of time traveling about the peninsula during the past 33 years, and India is on the move. She has ma( j8 ucmendous strides this last generation—a fact reflected not only In her newborn independence but In the fact that she ranks about eighth among the industrial countries of-the world. Without doubt. India is emerging onto the broad highway of a new and better life, and she la taking her leadership from Nehru. Milch Animal Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL VERTICAL, 1 Depicted 1 Lislens to milch animal 2 Assaults 9 These are 3 Lieutenants II of a well- known breed 13 Ingress 14 Unclosed 15 Onager 16 Female nief 18 Female saint (ab.) 19 Of the Ihing 20 Cushion 21 Bitter vetch 23 Symbol for tellurium — -••- > 24 Heavenly body'' Damper 26 Heavy blow '2 Scoff 28 Observe 29 Blemish 30 Right (ab.) 31 Baronet (ab) 32 Id est (ab.) 33Orienlal measure 34 Light brown 35 Night before 37 Hairless 38 Units of reluctance 10 Regius rrrofcssor (ab.) 41 Membranous bag 44 Javanese grackle 46 Preposition 47 Roman bronze 49 Lost luster 51 Girl's name 52 Crustacean 54 Keeper 56 Royal Italian family name 57 Precious •lo net (ab.) 4 Senior (ab.) 5Sumatian squirrel shrew 6 Gerainrs wife in Arthurian legend 20 Shams V Frozen waler 22Broad- 8Granular snow brimmed 5 Symbol for Mexican hat cobalt 25 Antenna 10 Italian goddcss27 Inbrm of the harvest34Sma.l candles 36 Evaded 37 Strengthen 17 Comparative 39 Boxes suilix 42Apud (ab.) Sfc S5 43 Pasteboard 4-! Greek letter 45 Type of chees 48 Was. seated 50 Hawaiian wreath 51 Feminine name 53 Exist 55 Type of butterfly •» 50 55' 55

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