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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PACT SEC BI/TTHEVILLE (ARK.y COUKTER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIBB NEW8 TEX COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NES, Publliher JAMES L. VERHOEFF. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdrtrUtlng ManmgCT Bol« Nation*! Advertising Representative*: . Willie* Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered M Mcond class matter at th« pott- elf lo* »t Blytbeville, Arkansas, under act oi Con. (reu, October B. 1911. iiptnoei o! The Associated Press " SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By tamer ID the city ol Blytheville or tnj . lubuibin town where carriei service U coalc- tamed, 20c per week., ot 85o pel month B; mall, within • radius ot 50 miles $4.00 pel year, $2.00 for tin. months, $1.00 for three months; b; mail outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per rear payable In advance. Meditations That the communication of thy faith may : become effectual by the acknowledging of every '• jood thini which it In you In Christ Jesus.— Philemon 1:6. * * * We must not think that faith itself Is the soul's rest; It Is only the means of it. We cannot find rest In any work or duty of our own, but we may find it In Christ, whom faith apprehends for justification and salvation.—John Flavel. Barbs A man usually feels better If It's never definitely decided who Is boss in his home. * * * Three Indiana boys were arrested for throwing boiled fin at * store window. That's duhif It the hard way. * * * ' In a contest held by youngsters, a cocker spaniel got a' blue ribbon for having the most tleas. The dog probably started from scratch. * * . * We often wonder if the weatherman's corns hurl, too. * * * The broad jump record of 26 feet, 8',i Inches hu Mood since 1941. pedestrian! ought to be ashamed 1 Farm Legislation Too Tied By Politics to Make Sense Congress has finally reached agree•• ment on what it terms a "compromise" : farm. bill. It accepts the principle of flexible price supports but puts off the effective date of this new system until at least 1951. Meantime, supports will be maintained at the same rigid 90 per cent of parity where they have been held for several years. Parity is a price plane computed to give farmers a fair purchasing power, the theory being that they should get enough for their products to be able • to buy the things they need. A 90 per cent of parity price means that the government guarantees the farmer that figure even if the open market price sags far below such a level. Keeping this plan in effect can hardly be hailed as a show of good sense and courage on the part of Congress. It is estimated that by July, 1950, the government will have to buy more than $2,000,000,000 worth of farm commodities at the support levels. ; Tht system unquestionably encourages farmers to produce not for the market but for what they can expect to get from the government for their crops. The result it a glut of markets that can be relieved only by government buying. Thus what was designed as a protection for farmers becomes a spur to unrestricted output. In the face of the serious confusion and inequity already disrupting the farm economy, Congress has responded by postponing decisive action. With the known strength of the farm bloc in mind, who is bold enough to say that the lawmakers will* stand by their "compromise" and actually introduce a sliding scale of supports some two years hence? The evident fact is that Congress has made a political choice. Warned by President Truman that abandonment of rigid supports might cost the Democrats the farm vote in 1950, the party leaders have done their bit to keep the farmers in the bag. The President's bluntly political approach is no more suitable to tlie present surplus crop emergency than is tlie action of Congress. Both have flouted the advice of the leading farm organizations, and the Democrats have ignored their own platform pledge to achieve a bettor solution. / The compromise proposal would institute supports of 80 to 90 per cent in 1951 and thereafter a sliding 75 lo UO per cent on five major crops. Under the formula, supports would be low when production is high and would be raised when output is falling off. A complicated method for determining parity Would be relied upon. Acceptance of the sliding scale principle represents a victory of doubtful proportions for the Senate. It kills the Aiken law which would have put into effect a 60 to 90 per cent scale starting next January. Still another result is that is may have postponed indefinitely any detailed consideration of the controversial Brannan plan. That system called for outright subsidies to farmers on perishable crops, with consumers getting the benefit of real market prices. Neither Secretary of Agriculture Brannan, its author, nor any other farm expert was able to forecast with any assurance what tlie plan might cost. 'Die House this year voted down even a trial run on a limited number of crops. The lesson here would seem to be that our lawmakers would rather stick with a plan whose bad features are at least partly evident than plump for something they fear might turn out much worse. But none of this sounds like a very sensible way to make laws, does it? We Bow to You, Sir! It is heartening to hear that Gov. Alfred Driscoll of New Jersey, a Republican nominee for re-election, is facing up to the issues boldly. When we read the headline, "Driscoll Clarifies Stand on "Bingo," we promptly dropped plans for a standard blast against politicians for not being statesmen. Tlie governor's daring response took the wind right out of us. Views of Others Hint to Motorists. It looks like some of our motorists never did any serious walking. Regard, as the French say, their lack of Christian feeling for pedestrians on street corners. These motorists will glide up behind a toot- passenger, at a corner, and swing around In tront of him after he lins left the sidewalk, stopping him In his '.racks with a violence that jolts him to tlie marrow. No driver who had done much pedcstrianating himself would pull such a maneuver. He would know that, besides endangering a life, It Is enraging to the victim, and puts a severe strain on his training against the use of loud and abusive language. In simple humanity, a motorist who was experienced in footing it around Hie streets would be more considerate. This tactic of some drivers Is especially Infuriating to the pedestrian In rainy weather. He sees the motorist who works it on him sitting comfortably Inside, while he slogs through the wet— and maybe he already lias a cold that seems only three coughs short of pneumonia. His frame or mind Is on that no pious driver would want lo Induce In a fellow mortal.. There is great, need in this country of more people who can hold onto their manners and a steering wheel at the same time. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1949 Planes and Policy Russia's atomic bomb is already highly effective in the United has blown tlie full military assistance program through Congress and blasted loose a House-Senate deadlock on the size of the air force. In finally coming to terms on a 58-group air force the House and Senate cleared the way tor approvil of the S 15,585.000,000 defense appropriation bill. This was about a quarter of a billion dollars more than tlie President had asked. And neither the Senate, the President, nor the defense secretary had recommended the Increase from a 48 ; group air force. Some ol the increases arc of a kind that will continue to grow. Adding about 400 planes, lor Instance, will cost $700,000,000 more the first year, with contract obligations that will roll up as production advances. Congress has left the air force a good deal of latitude as to what type ot plane the new funds will be put into. But concern over Russia's bomb has developed pressure for more attention to fighter-plane defense groups. And some of the questions raised about tlic n-36 may check enthusiasm for strategic bombing. One of the chief ODjcctlons to a 58-group air force lias been the extreme form ot strategic bombing doctrine which fostered Ihe cheap-war myth. The other main objection has been cost On both counts there Is need for sharper clarlu- cation of over-all policy betore much larger sums are put Into planes which will be obsolete In half a dozen years. For Instance, such questions as these need thinking through: Is war likely to come within five years? is tlie United States going 10 nang Its defense planning on blotting out enemy elites with atom bombing? Or will It put more cmptiasls on building up defenses in Europe and at horncv What kind of air power is most useful? with the budget already out of balance, is Ihe country prepared to go on increasing arms appropriations? -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY I Ijke to think—and tills thought Isn'i original —that, if we can stave off war for the next 50 years the forces that make war will nave been overcome b ythe forces of peace.—Dr. Arthur H. Compton, president of Washington Unurv.siiy. * v * You could stand in the open at one end ot the north-south runway at tiie Washington National Airport, with no more protection than the clothes you now have on, and have an atom bomb explode at tlie other end of the runwaj without serious injury to you.—Commander Eugene Tatom, U. S. N. * * *. Every bill proposing federal aid to education In the 81st Congress has carried explicit ana comprehensive prohibition of any and every torm o! federal control.—Oscar R. Ewing, kdcral security administrator. Shine On, Shine On, Harvest Moon Britain's Socialist Government Boldly Battles Economic Crisis First Lady Overlooked by U.S. Commission Handling Details ot White House Redecoration By Douglas Larson . NEA Staff Correspondent : WASHINGTON —(NEA)—When they spend a lot of money to modernize an old home, you'd naturally iissuui? that they'd consult j,grounds someplace. There are some the future. Nor has Mrs. Truman , A second possibility is to n\;ke the been asked to give her opinion on bomb shelter which was built for whether or not a lead-lined, atomic " bomb-proof shelter should be put under the white House or on the the lady of the house on such things as what kind of showers to install, how big to make the closets, or at least on what color to make the master bedroom. It seems, however, that they've consulted almost everybody but Mrs. Truman on what they're going to do with such details In the While House. Rep. Prank B. Keefe (R-Wis.), a member of the Commission on Renovation of the Executive Mansion, admits this oversight. He explains that the six-man commission, which has been given Ihe authority to vim the Job, has agreed to reproduce the first floor of the White House exactly as It was before, down to the most minute detail. But the second and third floors, Kcefe .says, "arc going to be made into the most modern and comfortable quarters which modern architectural science can produce, "i Kcefe Is taking this Job pretty seriously. He says that all sorts of interior decorators, architects and builders have been called in for advivcc on the second and third floor project. But when asked if the pirst Lady, the woman who will be in charge of making it a home, for its occupants, has been approached as to her wishes, Kecfe said: "'By gosh, we haven't asked her about it at that." But he still doesn't say that the conflicting statements on this item from various officials W T h o are working on the project, which would indicate that there may be nn argument over the matter. Keeping Abreast nf Things An engineer who has been associated with White House maintenance for many years makes this observation: "In an atomic age it would be pretty silly (o build a new home for the country's No. 1 citizen and not do something aobut protecting him from possible atomic bomb explosion." Kngineers and construction men have said that the $5,400.000 which has been appropriated for the job seems like nn enormous sum, considering the relatively small size of the project. They admit, however, that if a lead-lined A-bomb shelter has to come out of that figure. It isn't to far out of line. Rep Keefe is cagey on the matter. He admits that there has been a lot of talk on that question in the commission. But he says'the first prime contract, soon to be let. does not include such a shelter. He also says that the first contract will not involve S5.400.000. According to reports, there arc three alternatives- A new, second basement, between 20 and 30 Ecet under the ground, is being planned. That could possibly be made A- bomb proof with enough lead lining and other protective features. commission will ask her advice in Maybe that's why it's beinb dug. former President rcoosevelt during World War II radiation-proof. The third would be to make an entirely new shelter, apart from the White House Itself, but nearby on the grounds. Problem of Leftovers Rep. Keefe thinks that the toughest problem ,of all facing the commission Is what to do with the lumber and bricks which will be left over from the old structure There are wooden beams, pieces of carved trim, decorative tile, and bricks which are scorched from the burning of the White House by the British In 1814. These items, Keefe says, will be of inestimable historical value and also have a big monetary value. Recommending what to do with them has been his particular assignment on the commission. He has rejected two disposal plans which have been offered One plan was to sell it all at auction. He says this wouldn't be fair because the old materials actually belong to every taxpayer. The other plan was to make as many small pieces as possible out of the scrap and sell them at the White House as curios. That, Kccfe snys, involves loo much administration. The Idea which he is now favoring, which he thinks will be most acceptable to Congress, is to divide up all the surplus Items among all the congressmen. Then it would be up to them to sec that the wood, bricks and tile get distributed a- I round in thier states to muse-aums, libraries and schools. The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordun, M.D. Written for NBA Service Many people notice that there are changes In the way they feel when the weather turns stormy and damp, hot and muggy, or clear and cool. A lew have pains In their muscles or Joints at times and claim that they can tell when a orm Is coming. More susceptibility colds or other Injections In bad weather Is a common complaint. Extensive studies have been made on the relation between certain diseases and changes In the \vea- .her. Most human infections, particularly those of the breathing system and rheumatic types, seem :o be much worse In the periods of heavy storms during winter and fall and they are least common 1 n midsummer warmth. In addition to the immediate tiled of stormy weather, some dlt- ferences have been reported between one climate and another so far as several diseases are concerned. This may be' connected with the difference In stormmcss 01 variations in temperature and barometric pressure between one region and another. Some of those . who have studied the quest-ion have even gone so far as to say that almost all diseases are greatly affected by these differences. For Better Breathing Britain's Socialist government having received a vote of confidence' from Its big majority in the House of Commons, is free to continue Its struggle with the economic crisis which is tearing at the vitals of the nation. That affords some moral encouragement to the harassed cabinet, but It cannot provide the material aid or even the advice so greviously needed. It Is merely a friendly gesture at the «;ro hour as the badly armed government goes Into fresh action against strange hazards. One of the hopeful aspeels of this grim situation Is that tlie government has no delusions about the gravity of the situation. It is well aware that the country Is In the midst ol an economic lifc-and- death struggle. All of which Is by the way of saying that no man can foresee the r^l" 4 tent of crisis, or the remedies net essary lo its cure. It's likely to be a protracted operation. Recognition of these facts constituted the main value of the two-day debate in Commons, or so it seems' to me. Sir Stafford Crlpps, chancellor of the exchequer, was near to tears as he hammered home to a tense Commons that "our civilization itself must fade and wither away" unless the nation produces more goods immediately and sells them to Amer- v* iec™ iea. Cripps Isn't given to exaggeration and he is not of the emotional type. He meant what he said. U.S. Charity Not Enough Peonle with rhmnin i',,r""n ' Brilain "* scraping the bottom ot People with chionlc infections of ihc cconomlc barrel. Her immediate resources have been largely depleted. She hasn't the wherewithal lor a quick recovery. That Is why Sir Stafford warned, the country that it couldn't exist on the charity ol the United Slates. Said he: "At Hie root of our success or failure lies our own capacity to produce. The only real solution for our difficulties is more and more eco- their breathing apparatus or those who are unusually susceptible to acute infections do seem to do better in the southwestern part of the United States, where major storm changes occur far less frequently than in most other parli of the country. The benefit which they can obtain Is probably greatest in the winter and spring when storm conditions are at their worst In the northern aiui eastern sections of the country. Not all doctors are agreed on tne direct relation of climate or weather to health and Infection bin there docs seem to be a relation, at least in some people * * • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer Individual questions from readers. However, each day he win answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column QUESTION: Would discuss cancer of the throat tubercul-ub of the throat? you please and »u ' These are b 'S subjects and both conditions are so comparatively rare that It hardly seems Justified to discuss them In a full column. IN HOLLYWOOD Uy Erskfne Johnson N'E.A Slaff Correspondent n™? L h Y ^i?° D - (NEA >- Trade Crossbones" at U.I, Memo to the pil ,?"' 1cadl nc: I P™P man on the same film before . c , ? nislung Ingrid Bergman's; a hiu shipboard fight scene- An Oscar? BS ° SCar canrticiate -" ! "P^'idc six.Breakaway 'heads." Wouldn't a loving cup be more appropriate? j A representative of She London Palladium Is in town trying to talk Jane Wynia- into doing McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. MfKcimcy America's Card Aulhnrily Written for NEA Service New Convention Is lar in the Sometime response he shows the club ace, and no other aces. West now knows that a s)am Is in (he hand and Ihe only .hing to be determined is the suit, That Is found out in short order. If iVest did not know which ace East two-week song ami ancc there. Even Hollywood has forgotten that Janie s^ng a mean song before aityoiv thought she could do heavy drama. Jane Powell and Geary Stctfen have set the .marriage d'atc—Nov. 5 in Beverly Hills . . Hollywood Is lifting its eyebrows at the frank story of Larainc Day's marraigc to ; Leo Durochcr in the current Mo- j tion Picture. It's the first time! she's ever talked for publication: on the subject . . . Benny Rubin's I daughter, Lyla. will break into! show business via a New York TV • scries . . . Buster Crabbc will be the menace in Johnny Wi'issmui- ! tcr's next "Junale ,Mm" picture. Johnny and Bluster used lo menace each other in different pic- \ lures—as rival Tarz.ins. <" nee "npca, • "'' h ' s '"" contract* to legally pave dance appeal- ., . .,„„„.„ ,, Charles Lnughton is getting S2000 a lecture guarantee for his i f> current tour. He plugging "The | * on Ihe Eiffel Tower" for free Sometime ago I presented the . . . Mark Sennet dug up some Point-Count System of Bidding in Contract Bridge, as written by Fred L. Karpfn, of Washington, D. c. Mr. KtsiKinder A 10762 V943 t *£?"- IA'S'S Norlh East Pass Pass Pass about Sieve Allen, talking Hollywood bip .shot: "He's a very important fpl- lo»v Hr. lirts- llirrc yachts, seven car.-: anil 14 ulcers. ' llic way for his "Down Memory l.ime" film, one of them was the lust film contract Big Crosby ever slimed, ji guarar.lted Bingo Ihe m.ignillcanl salary of S100 a week for a year. Hvllywoail film censors will be hlusliiuc overtime wlien "Tlce- Ure," a new French film with English dialog, hits U. S. screens next month. T' ', crulnc, Simonc Signorct, makes Amber look like Whistler's Mother. Night life department: Writer Sy Barlett tossed a big party. He finally got to bed at 3 a. in. and arose at 9 the ne.xt morning just In time to say g'oodby In >oino of his guest", who were ju»l leaving. rl>in a High J;uip Grcer and Howard Hughes huddling over "Celestial Flight," the story of a beautiful Uviallix. Jane owns the story and ; wants to star in it ... Coals to | Newcastle department: Dorothy I amour's new line of sarong dress- Outside Ihe Wall" is Marilyn ; rs will be sold to South Sea Island Maxwells first starring role after belles via u Honolulu wholesaler, a long succe-sMon of bright sup- ... porting parts. Marilyn once did seven shows a day at the Steel Pier In Atlantic cily. "I xvas only a .singer,' , she totcl me, "but I played the fame bill will) throe famous actors—Flica. Lassie and Thiindcrlu'.id " He Looked The I'arl This Is Hollywood, Mr. Jones: A film newcomer named Ray Hollings was riUchavgcH last month from Ihe N.-u-y because of chronic Approximately 5500 automotive scasicfcncM. His lirsi. ro\c?-a rue- i : . llrm .s are expeclcd to be Issued Bed sea-going pirale In "Double i in 1949. Reel Skelton will be the next "'median to go straight on the" airshow. Hell play a leiiso. dramatic role in a chiller called. "The Search for Isabel," :i!':d Producer Bill Spier says he's loading one of the sound men's aim.-, with IXMI builds -Just in o.iir Red succumbs to the temptation lo say, "I dood It." Opener y AKQJZ « AKQJ6 + K1 South Pass Pass Pass Pass West zr 3 « 4 » 6V Pass Opening Lead— * Q 3* 3N. T 4V Pass 3 Karkin has just come out with a new book. In some later articles I am going to give you more of Karpin's Point-Count System, but in my articles this week I want to present lo yon Karkin's responses to an opening bid of two in a suit. Eastern players for some time have been using the ace atid king showing responses to the two bid. Karpin lias built a whole set of responses around this convention and I recommend that you thoroughly familiarize yourself with this convention. There ore seven different responses: 1. If you have an ace In any suit, bid that suit, regardless ol whether the ace Is a singleton or the top of a suit of any length. 2. If you have two kings, jump to three no trump. (a) Wllh three kings, jump to three no trump, then bid four no trump on your rebid. 3. If you have two aces, jump to four no trump ui force to slam). 4. If ycm have an ace ami two 1 kings, bid the ace first, then jump to four no Irump on your rebid slam). (a) II you have an ace-king of one suit, and the king of another, jump in the ace-kin K suit first, then rebid four no trump (a force to shun). 5. If you have an ace-king in the same suit, ma k ajeump bid in that suit. (a) With an ace of one suit and the king of another suit bid the ace suit first, then the king suit. (b) With the ace of one suit, and the king of a suit bid by opener (the "trump" suit), bit! the ace suit first, then jump in the king suit. 6. If you have one ace (and no other aces and no kings), and a rebiddablc suit headed by that ace, bid tiie ace first and then rebid that suit. 7. If you hold none of the- above respond TWO NO THUf>fp Opener will then know that you have, at most, one king. (a) With one king, first respond two no trump, then bid the king suit on your rebid (if you have an opportunity to do so belo wthe game level). When East makes a three club nomical and eflicent producton." One drag on Britain's recovery rests In the fact that much of the rest of Europe also Is hard hit. Numerous countries are Just about living on the Marshall plan which is slated to expire in 1952. In addition to increasing production the government Is taking other measures to conserve resourcaw the budget is to be slashed $l8i,mdWi 000, and another 3400,000,000 Is to be off dollar Imports. Loans and credits to other countries are. to be restricted. Tlie government also will make it difficult for people to sell ill the so-called sterling area, thus forcing them to sell in the dollar area to glean tiie dollars, which are needed badly for the purchase of supplies in the United States. In this connection it is noted that about 20 per cent of British exports have been going abroad against sterling credits. This operation is to be stopped so that these exports will go to the dollar area. Present indications aie that the government Isn't going to let itself be stampeded into a general election but will carry on and try to secure economic improvement before next-summer when an election normally will be due. In trying to figure what would happen if a general election were held now, some political expert* confess themselves at a loss. They say that the independent voter, who swing the balance, is confused and undecided because of the gravity of the economic crisis. 75 Years Ago (ft In Blvtheviile — Robert McHaffey, 19-year-old 4-H club member who farms 15 acres near New Liberty, has been awarded the Mississippi County "Plant To Prosper" certificate In the Memphis Commercial Appeal diversification contest. Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Stovall had as their guests Sunday Mrs. George Balloue, Mrs. Margaret, Hale, Mrs. Jj. Howton, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Hodges and Mrs. G. R. Brickey of Osceola, Mrs. Chns. L. Shontz and . . . . . ,. - - -- daughter, of Louisville, Ky., and nad'hc might figure on two club I Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Williams of ; °sers: I Memphis. National Banner HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Depicted is tlie 1 Slopped flag of 2 Bird 9 This country is 3 Born on the of •! Accomplish Fonseca 5 Polish soldiei 13 Intersllccd 6 Tatters M Brother of 7 Upon Jacob (Bib.) 15 Tell a falsehood 8 Withered 9 Goddess of the earth 16 Greek market 10 Employ place 18 Worm 19 Toward 20 Examine 22 Pronoun 23 Enthusiastic ardor 25 To the sheltered side 27 Lairs 28 Covers 29,Chaos 30 Half an cm 31 Measure of cloth 32 Northeast (ab.) 33Oulcr garment 35 Soft mineral 38 Heraldic band 30 Pen name of Charles Lamb 40Fidci * dcfensor (ab.) 41 Clad 47 Niton (symbol) Iri Not many 50 Graded 51 Era 52 Love god 64 Recall 56 Domestic stavi 67 Prickej* 11 Whipped 12 Flares 17 Actinium (symbol) 20 Allronled 21 Gifted 24 Temper 26 In direct descent 33 One of ils chief products 34 Commands 36 Loiter 37 Provides food 42 Railroad (ab.) 43 Auricles 44 Let it stand 45 Half (prefix) 46 Paradise 49 Was vicloriot 51 Lincoln's nickname 53 Compass poll 55 Magnesium (symbol) H5

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