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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1950 THE BLYTHEVIL1-E COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wallace WItmer Co, New York, Chicago Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- jrew, October » 1S17 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blytheville or any tuburban town n'hcre carrier service Is maintained. 20c per *eelt, 01 S5c pel month By mail, within a radius of 50 miles 14.00 pti ytsr. 12.00 for six months. $1.00 for three monlJis: by mall outside 60 mile rone. S10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations For lilts cause we also, since Ihe day we heard II, do not cease to pray for you, and lo desire Ihat ye might be filled wilh Hie knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual inulcrslantl- ijif.—Colosslans 1:0. # * * For earthly blessings, moderate be thy prayer, and qualified; for light, for strength, for grace, unbounded thy petition.—Hannah Moore. Barbs The less some people have on their minds the more they seem to want to talk it olf. * * * Bricks marie In the U. S. would build a wall several feet high around the whole country. When do we start? * 4 + Breakfast should be eaten In silence, says a physician. So, gents, dont stay out late the night before. * * * Maybe It's better fo be merely pressed by high prices than to be laken all the ffay to the cleaners. » • * If the put out of clgarets is as large as tills year's output we won't have as many forest fires. Stage is Set-Let's Put Crime Overlords in the Limelight Tn the coming months this country will have an unusual chance to rlenl smashing blows against organized crime. Both Congress and the Justice Department have plans underway which could' produce excellent results-—if properly executed. The' Senate has created a special crime investigating committee and given it ?150,000 to work with. Senator Kefauver, Tennessee Democrat, is the chairman. At the same time, the Justice Department has begun a comprehensive inventory of 150 leading underworld figures in the United States. It has asked all U. S. attorneys to supply full information at their command on the activities of these individuals. Department officials will co-ordinate the information in Washington. The inventory may be a prelude to the most sweeping prosecution of racketeers since the late 1920's and early 1930's, when'Al Capone and many another prohibition gangster were put behind bars. The pattern of crime has altered greatly since those days. Now the obviously phony front common in that period is considered amateurish. Leaders in gambling, vice ami racketeering engage in many Icgitmate businesses, tangling them so cleverly with their illicit activities that it's hard to draw the line. They hire able lawyers, try to keep within the law and, for the most part, manage to stay out of jail. No one, not even our best crime experts, is sure liow broadly these groups are organized, though many believe powerful national syndicates exist. Nor has anyone explored with painstaking thoroughness the role organized crime plays in American politics. That's the opportunity beckoning both to the Senate committee and the Justice Department: to mark out the real boundaries of U S crime and determine its true links with our political life. The job in the Senate calls for atjle, earnest leadership. It will be impossible to keep politics out of it. Rut perhaps we can hope at least that political angles will not be overslrcsscil. No party ami no individual should be spared in ferreting out the truth, whether in Cal- fornia, Louisiana or ['resident Truman's home state of Missouri. The Justice Department may assist Hie committee by turning over some of its findings on the 150 racketeers, if that won't hamper possible prosecution. Above all, the glare of publicity should be thrown upon these men ami their many underlings. A Communist L often finds publicity to hi« advantage; a criminal never does. France Shows Her Generosity For decades France's greatest fear lias been the industrial and military might of Germany. Not without good reason, for twice in a generation the Germans overran French soil. It is. extremely noteworthy, therefore, that France is now coming, to the fore repeatedly with proposals that involve drawing Germany into a broad European or international orbit. The newest of these is the .suggestion that western Europe's coal and steel resources be lumped in a single pool to help preserve peace in that area. France would include the Saar and Ruhr regions of West Germany in that pool. Earlier the French proposed bringing the western Germans inlo the Council of Europe, and more recently they conceived the plan for an Atlantic council that could bring Germany and all European neutrals together with leading western powers for co-operative action. These are bold efforts by France to achieve the much-desired unity of Europe. They're being made by the country that has most to fear from a Germany allowed to regain even a fair measure of its former economic and political strength. Views of Others Good of Country Best Criterion How did the old ditty run? "First she said she wouldn't.. Then she said she couldn't. she said, 'Well, I'll see.'" Seems applicable to the President's policy on opening confidential administrative files to congressional investigation. A few Knocks back, Mr. Truman said flatly no. To permit congressional scrutiny, he snid, would completely ruin the work of the FBI. Well, if that were true then, it would be true now when with an about-face he says to have a look. This sort of hesitation dance can hardly escape the suspicion that In the meantime the files may have been cleaned up But, actually there is a great deal to be said on both sides of the argument over what Congress should and should not see inadminlstrative 'files. Constitutionally the President, Is in a large sense the creature of Congress. The people elect him to carry out the laws enacted uy Congress. It follows that, If Congress does not think the administrative job Is efficient or If Congress distrusts any department for any reason, Congress must have the means to decide. Still, the President's office ought not to be subject to the whims of congressional Investigation, often political;:jn certain aspects administration should bcjjpjotectcd. A congressional committee that so desired could, for Instance, destroy the usefulness of every undercover agent nt the Treasury or FBI and do it under the pretense of patriotism. WIrat is clear is that what we need is a nigh sense of ethics in both the White House and Congress and a complete absence of political cover up or political fishing for causes. There must be a settled policy which upon proper occasion will make available to Congress the records of administration offices. It must be set up under conditions that will protect the confidential character of the investigation. H is not too much to say that there has heen too little of this type of policy in cither the White House or Congress. Congressmen are too prone to manufacture political capita) and to demand the right to do it at somebody's expense. Both the and Truman administrations have moved heaven and cart); to conceal clay feet of administrative brass. Is it too much to ask for less politics and more patriotism? —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say I would be foolhardy to pontificate about the dangers faced by the American press . . it we do not fight back against the calculated assault on our precious freedoms.—Edwin S. Friendly, vice president of the New York World-Telegram and Sun. * * * If you fall In love at first sight, you'd belter be careful of second sight.—Actor Van tleflin. * * * Our progress of civil defense throughout Ihe United States at this stage approaches that of p.ero.—Nuclear Scientist Di Ralph E. Lapp, on "hysteria" in civil defense plans. » * » I dcn't Ihiiuc we're going to have a war soon unless we make some blunder.—Sen. Tom Connally. * * * We can Increase oui Western croplands through irrigation reclamation by 10 to 20 million acre,?. We can increase our croplands o! the central West and South through drainage reclamation by 2S to 50 million acres. . We may need them. —Monit H. Saundcrson, nctcd agricultural economist. * » * He-porters and editors bcai greater responsibilities. Much of today's news is leaded with Ideological gunpowder.—President Hugh Baillic of United Press. t * t The only real way to [ir.lii tnr pence is 10 control all armaments, tint only atomic bombs, —Premier Georges Biflault of Franca. Traveling Salesmen Come High Pact High Command Is Hope for Peace By DeWITT MwKENZI* AP Foreign Affairs An»!y«4 Great hope for the avoidance 'pt another world conflict can be taken from the action of the l] Atlantic. Fact nations In setting up Demlntla praecox Is a form of In- ' a permanent council to coordinaU The DOCTOR SAYS sanity and It Is with this subject Ihat Ihe first question today deals. Q— What are the symptoms ol dementia praecox? Would X-rays be helpful in diagnosing the condition? Arc shock treatments helpful? Mrs. C. C. A— The symptoms vary but Include (llsorderliness anil particularly ivliat is called a split personally. X-rays are not helpful III diagnosis. Shock treatment^ are frequently extremely helpful. • • • Q— Is there a cure of chronic tupstolri trouble? E. M. E. A—Mnsloidilts Is less common to- rtny (hnn fnrmerly, tlianks lo penicillin and similar preparations. CUrontc mastotil Icoublp. does rxist, invever, ami often does not respond (o such drugs. The treatment consists fit an operation which n'lows the pnis In the mastoid t-elTs to drain out. Q—Plcnse comment on the effects of removing the gall bladder tvt the age of 56, H. O. A—A person wliu has had the gall bladder removed may have to fol- and direct ant I-Communist detenu measures, both military and economic. This development represent* tli^hf strongest concrete expression of determination thus jar exhibited by the combhied Western powers In their search for security 'against Red, aggression. It Is based on the decision that the sole way of winning Russian respect Is by a display of power, "An Unwelcome Thought* That Is the only understandable international language of this atomic age or ours—an unwelcome thought, but true. Let's analyze this Atlantic Pact move to see Just what i*, means. We have here Involved the United States, Canada, Britain, Prance, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal and Iceland. Moreover a project is afoot to take western Germany, with Its vast Ruhr steel and coal facilities, Into the fold. Concentrated In this brotherhood Is the bulk of the industlral productivity of the world. Military strength must be based on Indus- ow a Tairly careful diet for some] trial power. The resources of the time. Otherwise, there are usually Atlantic powers are far and awny no after-effects of ;\ny importance. I stronger than those of the Russian Q—Could you tell me If a little i bloc. warm olive oil dropped In the ear j \VUli Misgivings wax out. Washing with a special I Naturally the agreement wasn't A—H probably would but that reached without misgivings and may not lie the bvsJ way to get the heartburnings. Some of the mem- «*ax out. Washing with a special j bers, still suffering from the rav- ear syringe is cormnnnlr preferred, ages of the last war, have been Q— Which is more harmful. stroking a pipe or cigarete? A — A pipe smoker gets more nJc- Peter ft/son's Washington Column — U. S. Technical Aid Can Be S. E. Asia] in Reasonable Amounts WASHINGTON —(NEA)—(Five military assistance which may be required are hand tools, (arm tools. nline than and more carbon smoker combustion " mlW «!• monoxide the Is less complete. One ' Iliat pine i there Is little scientific evidence on fearful that their economic positions wouldn't stand the strain pf militay costs. Some have feared they would be used only as exp able bases in event of war with Russia and her satellites. However, the final judgment wai to establish a permanent high strategy board to coordinate the de- governments of Southeast Asia'no.v have plans and requests- for technical assistance on file with' the U. S. government. Total cost of the proposed aid projects is' estimated at $6-1,000,000 for the' next. 15 months. They will require the services of some 350 technical cx- pet.s in the fields of medicine, education, agriculture, mining and engineering. Viet Nam—Indochina—hps asked or the largest assistance 20.000.COO. The emainder has een requested by Burma, Slam, Ma- "lya and inrtone- a. Burma and Siam may make diiitional t w o- 'c^ r, $ 1,280,000 engineering con- racts with U. S inns. All this technl- /EnsON about, furnished by the U, S. government \ basic to Viet Nam, in its war against' It is also over ar.d above the SIOO.000,000 Export-Import Bank credit authorized for Indonesia. Most significant news in disclosures is that assistance can be given to Southeast Asia for "reasonable" amounts. Funds for this aid are believed to be immediately available from the S100.COO.GOO of unspent Marshall Plan money earmarked for China. It is believed that this technical assistance can begin to flow to Southeast Asia without waiting for congressional appropriation of point Four money. If additional legislation is required, the program may be too late, as the need is considered desperate to bolster, up the new governments in this area. Wanted: Experienced Technicians There is a six-months 1 recruiting job ahead to find the necessary cal assistance is exclusive of any technicians. Most of the materials elt'ier side of tills argument. Q—Can syphilis be cured after 17 ye * r '' i ' , , . this board is to block communism. A-rhc ansvfcr lo th,s depends I ,, lsh Coromand nn hmi-_ extensively the d.sease has ] -j^ pact foreign ministers meet- In miiny cases| j|, Tj0 ndon sc t l]p the permanent issistint .inlstrator! an Asia cornea as a result of the S*-nw Department's sending a special economic survey mission to tile area last February. Head of the mission was R. Allen Griffin, uublish- er of the Monterey, Calif., Peninsula Heraid and former assistant to Marshall Plan admi Roger Lapham in China. Summary reports and recommendations were sent back Eo the State Department as the Griffin mission completed its survey in each country. So there has been ample material to work on in considering requests for aid from the various governments. When the mission first arrived In Viet Nam, It was greeted in one civil war-ravaged village 12 miles Q—Is there anything wrong with n uerson having a temperature below normal nearly nil the time? O. Y. R. A—Ordinarily noi. Miny pconlft h:tve mouth tempo ralures which - c below what is considered ti be [ iirrmal and suffer no effecls committee. It Is expected that this group will name its own head and the general belief Is he will fee an American. _ There has been much speculation as to who will get this important and difficult assignment. Three name. 1 ; have been tioned—General Dwight Elsenhow- er, now president of Columbla"Um- Q-I am 71 years old and have high trtoori pressure. Am I permitted to drink alcoholic beverape.s? A—ft depends on wlint the doctor says. Some doctors ncnnit some palienfs with hi "It Mood pressure moderate amctuit'ts «f alcohol. • • * Note on Questions Dr. Jordan Is unable to answer See EUSON on Pajje 7 N HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jonnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOUWWOOD (NEAl—I give you :oday "The Case of the Frightened Stage Queen"—a butierflies-in-ihe- nldrifC epic .<=et a^amst the background of n Hollywood son ml stage ind absohily free nf a single Hitch- cork touch or a psychological over- ion e, - r The star with the humncr cion of Rocsc f Tesh under her roynl robes Is Jane Cowl. ! a sudden she found herself in the cast of his Ut movie, "Once More, Aly Dnrling." "He charmed the daylights nut of inc." Jane corifescs. "The Montgomery charm is quite pntenl. If I liadn't been so terrified, I from Hanoi by an ^rch ^bearing j directly individual questions from ,., r .«,T .-_ ., __. , | renders. However, once n week, in ! this "Q and A" column he will answer the most interesting and the most frequently asked questions received during the week. play against an expert," snarled West when today's hand was played. Larceny Lou smiled and quietly answered, "t wasn't playing against an expert. Besides, I did get away with it, didn't I?" Actually Ixiu's play would prob- 75 Years Ago Today .- - , . . . - . Harold Nathan Rosenthal, son of ably succeed against most players. ! Mr anc , Mrs Walter Rosentha] _ , s It Is often a type that comes up fairly therefore will reward Fmvc enjoyed working with him. I careful study. loathnl myself In the p i c t u r e. West opened the five of dia- tliotigh. Thy put a gray wig on me monds, East played the jack, and am) i cnuTtl only think how my Lou won with the queen. June is a tltane.^ of the ?ls<rc mother looked jjisf before she iiieuY'| Lou coulrt count four club ti i-*io finally nibb'ed on the pcrf'.im- | Jane is in Parnmounfs "No Man two hearts, and two diamonds. "It's not thn acting r: scare- me," ,f°ne s:ii(1. "It's at which you darn not look. r walk on the set with my knee- t"rni-d to ! of Her Own'' and she just wrapped only suit in which nd of it that j up a role in RKO's "The Story of duce the ninth tr[ tricks. The he could -pro- Die highest ranking student in the city junior high school. Second honors have been won hy Blllle Lcggctt. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Leggett. Miss Carolce wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wood, elected "Miss Junior High," by the student body will introduce members of "he graduating clas.s chief of staff, and W. Avcrell man, ambassador »t large for Marshall Plan. Whoever gy's the assignment will face a tough task. His principal problem will be to keep all twelve member nations lined up and going full steam ahead. That calls (or supreme leadership. More From Uncle? There has been a considerable disposition among some of the European nations to urge that Uncle Sam provide even greater help than he has been doing, despite his enormous contributions. Well, Sam ex- nects to continue to do his part, but thc European countries will have to face the fact that under this new Atlantic arrangement eacb nation will have to contribute according to Its ability. There will be no free rides. In this conne"Unn the B!? Three Sec MacKENZIE on Page 7 <i Divorce." No Fcmiing Peoplp who expected Bette Davis suit, :»nd Jane to look cnlculut'ingly at Mnvie st'irs wl»o were in kinder- cacri other's hair rcot.s can ^;o right car ten wbni .lane was ripping back to trading about- flying -vw- llirnn"h Shnkcsnrnre cans* hrr In m - s ant j H-bombs for Ihcir thrills. Jane enthuses: "I've never known a more gen-' "They know cnmern stales They c rO ii.s person than eBttc She's ai ;tdp. and thc V.TOIV-, darling. [ p i ay the woinrm who is knmv Is ' already divorced. I'm nn old dame I However, because of the danger that West had five-card diamond was important to play the ,ck was spades. I nt commencement exercises Frida ^r her best 1'onr Mill- Matrli O'rl Ino lii( thr movie sludins. V.unw the rlpht side of their faces. I . how to keep from being an eyesore • livin? in Haiti, tippling rum nnd on the stiiRC." ^ j e y f - m? , the gigolos." TV\s* the limp herring about the j snobbery of footliirht royfl'y toward canned drama at Jnnc and von ret a healthy Iia-ha. Phe's daffv about movies. She explains: The reason I refused screen as- I've pot a nose like a Woodpecker Jane says she's always running into Hollywood stars whom .she remembers ns o^gcr-bcavers in her stn^c companies. Clark Gable once carried a spear in her production of "Romeo and Juliet." She admits jrivhiff Katharine Mpnmcnts was nn unpotopcnlc ^cc. ; H rnM,rn Ihe old mic-dro in a play in action. If any stoRc peoplr cluck rr)1Ir( , ,, Arl nn(] M B . , (heir ton-uos nt me. I'll him lnem."| , YOS; . Sftvs Jai , c ;*,. Kat «" twd I Tcnincr EsawcratrtI ! quarreled. It wn.s her incxi^rience rc5]>onsi- rcd lipstick There arc a lot of lepemi.s ,,bout in rno , n( ,., tcr ( hal wa . s ,Tanc sweeping into stage door- aa Wc gl]( , llsc( , a ^. nrM °.™i j - •««««"* »» A A 8 S 2 y 106 » K 1085 3 AC 4 North 1 Jf, 1 A 3 N. T. A QJ 106 V AS 4042 * A Q 6 5 (DEALER] N W E s A 94 V K 98S » AQ7 *K J 107 N-S vul 20 A K73 V QJ 71 3 » J 6 A 9 3 2 East Souih West Pass 1 V Pass Pass 2 N. T. Pass Pass Pass Pass per. but she'll lie hornswo^'lc'i ir sb^ knmvs ho\v the storing 5'-'rt>'d. ' "Of course*. T swcrp well." shr Ian-lied. "And Elsie Dinsninrc is nrvrr very siioctncular." She thinks maybe beins nn ac- tro^s - manaccr and oor^sinnnlly having to act like a toupli top 'Cr.ti-- ^nt stnrtotl the Jane Cowl ft >r\p.s. IT anyborty come.s up lo srt> ^i'r in Hollyivcort and asks to sec Mv> ,'inoke. come otil of her nostnlf :hi f.->ys that Kiir- won't bo >iWe to ( -c- Hver thc soccis. •Tvc lind a harrl-workin; h:r IryiniT (o get along with ;voyiv<iy. Those stories arc Wntl ol tr.-,i-.i \vhen ynvir \vholc reliTlnn in f ];r theater has been that any k"'.i or friction can rob a perfoniuiirc! o! it.s true value." RobVrt Montsomcry Ls <\\r Ml- shosv-y,m Ixvv \vllo laticlod .I.MU- MM-.K-k in inv miiliUe ol I'.nlly J-- Vi - gliUrr nre;i.s<;. She was Ri\ins Bob the tolly, -N,). ivo, dear lad" bushiest when ah or It left a greasy thine on spades in such a way that West won the fir^t, trick. For this purpose. Lou led a club afternoon. May 31. Miss Ruby Lewis of Greenville. Mrs. wyse verry and Mr. perry, at 1!25 Holly. Home from Florida. Harold Sternberg tells a lot of fish stories, the most Interesting of which Is the one about his landing a seven- foot snilfish. As proof Harold offers tin official looking document from the Miami Sallfish club, all Miss., b the guest of her sister, duly signed and certified. Dreed of Canine Answer to Previous Puzile « i 2 Printing mistakes 3 Scottish coalyard 4 Artificial language 5 Grandfather of Priam (myth.) 6 Mitigate 7 S\agger 8 Bunch my clirek. I a-kecl her if she mind- [o dummy at the second trick. He (•<! usms a dryer type, Tlie next, \^ K " ™. l .V"!. cd thc slx of s P ades nielu she stiil liart on tlie creasy from dummy. If East had been lipslirk. Th-t settled it. 1 simnlv 1 " Msc naa , oec " an cx l wrt nc never let her kiss me aoin In that ;vo " ld have put "" hls ki "8 wilh pl nv " the courage born or desperation. Some day. if she ever sets over junking Carmen Miranda rhythm with her knees while the dnuci'a U "Ellz-ihrth the Queen" on colniliid. •ur:>in;, Jane would like to do "I)i you think." she f.-ul. 'that MTA Luut would be au-irv? ' © OH P.V OSW.M.'l 1 \COUY WriUcn for MIA Srrrire Tcifcc o Lesson From Larceny Lou "You'd never get away with that thc courage born , 'nils would have held the trick. He could then returned t diamond, knocking out Smith's ace. West would still have the ace ol spades ns the entry to the rest of the diamonds. Actually East did what mast players would do. He played a low spade, and South's nine forced out West's ace. Now West could set up his diamonds but coulrt never regain thc lead to cash them Lou was therefore able to brtrg in thc .sary spade trick to make his contract. Incidentally, this Ls a good type of play to remember. Try to force out (lie )u>h cards of the player who has led a long suit np.'alnst you. You can often pcrMnde the leader's partner to play low on a suit that you lead from the dummy, 24 Shouted 25 Peaceful 28 Bullfighter 33 Linger 9 Railroad (ab.) 35 Madden 10 Auricle 3.0 Cudgel 11 Puffed up 38 Locations HORIZONTAL- 52 Humor 1 Depicted 5 * Sea eagles canine, 55 Pulverizes Boston VERTICAL 8 This is a t Narrow fillets cross between the bulldog ond bull terrier 13 Interstices 14 Papal cape 15 Priority (prefix) 16 Employers 18 Rodent 10 Babylonian deity 20 Betrays 21 Symbol for tellurium 22 Sustain 25 Passage in the train 27 Goddess of infatuation 28 Scion 29 Indian mulberry 30 Suffix 31 Dale (ab.) 32 SynVbol lor neon 33 New Guinea port,34 Anger 36 Intrepid 37 Memorizes 3D Three-toed sloth • 40 Passageway | between rows I of scats 4 5 Oriental measure 40 Station (ab.) 48 Panama city 49 Dine 150 Inflexible ^. 12 Dishearten 40 High cards' 17 Right line 41 Butterfly (ab.) 42 Slide 23 Moorish labor 4 3 Solitary 44 Termini 47 Girl's name 49 Measure of cloth 51 Compass poinl 53 Note in Guide's scale

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