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PAGE EIGHT TUK BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIKR NEWS CO. H W HAINKS. Publisher HARRY A HAINES. Assistant Publisher A A. f'HKDBICKSON. Associate EdflOf PAUL D HUMAN, Advertising Manner Sole Nattom! Adrertislnn {Upresenlatira: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Ohlcajo Oeirolt Allinta. Memphis. Entered *& second class matter at the pcurt- efflce at Blylhcville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- treii, October 8 1117 Member of Tut Associated Pre SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the cltj ol Blythevlllt or anj auburban town where currier service U maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month Bj mall, within a radius of 50 mlln (4.00 pa y*«r. 12.00 for six months. $1.00 (or three months: bj maf) outside 50 mile »one. 110.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations For I have kept (he ways of the Ixird, and have nof wickedly drjmrlrd from HIT God,—II Samuel 2'2:22. * + + When tliou art preparing to commit 'a sin, think not that thou wilt conceal it; (here Is » God that forhlds crimes to be hidden. —TiUnlhw, Barbs When a check comes back marked "no account," maybe It means the person who wrote It. * * * An Iowa wo inn n Is cily clerk a I H2. Any woman who admits she's 32 deserves same sort of honor. * " f * * No matter what time big sister's boy friend Arrives it's always past kid brother's bedtime. * 4 * Why can't insurance companies base rates on the idea that you're only as old as you feel? * + * Macaroni Is one of America's favorite dishes. Advice to consumers: Cheese ILt House Budget Cuts Leave Something to Be Desired How much money would be saved under the single package $28,901,240,- 1G5 appropriation bill approved by the House is a matter Republicans and Democrats dispute. There's serious doubt, too, whether its economy features are practical. The. measure includes two lasl-min- | ute amendments the GOP House leatl- S era say will mean a ?1,000,000,000 sav- - \, Ing in the year starting July 1. Demor -,._.• cratic Charman Clarence Cannon of the ' ^ Appropriations Commtitee calls the • ' rlaim "extravagant and preposterous." Here's what the amendments do: " One places a top limit on the amount the various departments and agencies may spend on salaries, travel, communications, printing, rent and utilities. It's an across-the-board slash, not a cut in specific budget items. Republicans predict it'll chop'off $600,000,000. The other change would prohibit the filling of 90 par cent of federal job vacancies after July 1 The aim, of course, is to reduce gradually, (and painlessly) total government personnel. A saving of $400,000,000 is forecast. Admittedly this is a way of cutting down without making the lawmakers wince too much. A vacancy doesn't scream out in protest as docs a dis- scream out in protest as does a discharged employe. Federal officials esimate 200,000 workers would eventually be eliminated from the payroll by this device. Some observers fear this indiscriminate method of effecting reductions might gravely impair the efficiency of some departments. Nevertheless this plan is not without some merit, when you consider the need for economy and the politician's reluctance to authorize outright firings. Senator Douglas of Illinois, a careful student of federal economy, suggested the idea .some months ago. There's far less to be said for the other limitation. An arbitrary limit on salaries may actually compel discharges in some agencies before money-saving vacancies develop. A ceiling oil travel or printing may be too liberal in one department and too severe in another. Any agency's expenses have to be viewed as part of a whole and related to the agency's general purposes The decision lo reduce specific outlays is (lie job of Congress, which alone can lake re.spoiisibilil for the overall finic- lioning of a department. This amendment pa.s.,es the buck. \^ Possibly, (hough, proposals of this character are the besi we can look for in a Congress that applies great lung Power and little action to the economy problem, ' Typical Callousness After 19 months the Chinese Communists have released the two American airmen who had the misfortune to make an emergency landing in Red-held territory near Tsinglao. Countless appeals were made to Communist authorities for their release, nil to no avail until now. When the two finally were allowed to go, the Heds offered a trumped up charge of espionage as excuse for the long imprisonment. Rut from this distant vantage point it looks as if the Communist regime saw in the incident another opportunity to humiliate the U. S.—and white men generally—in the Far Kast. Having poured it on ihi.s long, they may have decided the captured airmen were no further use to them. . To Reds everywhere, human beings are grist /or the propaganda mills. Good Underdog President Truman is off on his first 1% whistle-stop torn- of the country since his famous campaign swings of 1948. So that he might feel right at home, the public opinion pollsters ought to come out now with a hatful of gloomy forecasts about his and his party's political future. Indeed, Mr. Truman seems to respond so well to adversity that his party leaders couldn't be blamed if they tried to arrange /or a few dire predictions. Views of Others Another Strike Nobody Won Another .strike which should not have happened has come to nn end. Nobody won anything. The railroads lost money. The strikers lost money. Thousands of workers were innocent victims, anil had their gainful employment stopped for the duration and a bit longer. The public was put to Inconvenience, burdened with hardship, penalized In the pocketbook. The Brotherhood lender which precipitated this strike was given n few nice-saving "concessions" which when added up nmount to little, if anything. This ladeiship and the men regimented by it took a real licking, because they hud neither Justice on theli side nor public opinion in support of them. Tills leadership has a heavy responsibility to its membership, and the membership should hold it to strict accountability for the grievous error Into which It was led. It may be that some good will come mil of this stupid nnd indefensible strike. Perhaps It will serve as a warning against unreasonable and Jgijtul shut-downs of utilities which exist by-franchise to give the public unfailing service in the necessities of life. If It does not have a wholesome effect lo that end, the American people will not be long In takinf steps through the Congress to outlaw strikes in public utilities. Thai would be a mnve Dascd on common sense and a fundamental charter for the common welfare. —ATLANTA JOURNAL Weeding Out Rockets Leaders in both major parlies have admitted that rackets have become common in the education of war veterans. Men looking for easy money Imve set up fly-by-night schools to grab the tuition money offered by Uncle Sam. And. on the other side, some veterans have viewed the GI education program as an opportunity for subsidized loafing. The Veteran/; Administration has recognized some of these abuses and tried to correct them But there still is need of a tightening of the law covering veterans' schooling. The Tcague bill, which the House has just passed, seeks to do this. It is aimed lo weed out the mushroom schools anil to keep veterans from flitting from one course to another to kill ii me while on government pay. it would chop out those courses not leading directly to preparing the veteran for earning a living in some useful occupation. It is a belter bill than Ihe looser one that Taft is sponsoring In the Senate. It should be enacted into law. — DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say <ARK.) COUHTER NEWS Thirty Pieces of Silver" MONDAY, MAY M, IfflA Most women Investors purchase securities in the same practical manner as they purchase such household necessllies as washing machines, rc- frifLrrators and vacuum cleaners—to have, riold and uje for long-range benefit.—Richard L. R O - scnthnl. president, Citizens utilities Co. * + * The Soviet Union has iicrfrctcrt peace demonstrations designed not to promote true peace but to prevent or impair defense preparations In democracies.—Prime Minister Robert Menzies of Australia. t » « I would strongly oppose any trf 0 ,| ( 0 exclude Ihe Soviet Union from the United Nations._\Varren R. Austin, U. S. representative «i Ire United Nations. • * • If the Senate is not willing to cut for foreign aid, there Is llltle hope it will cut anything in domestic programs.—Sen. Robert Tafl ( R.), Ohio. By DcWITT MacKKNKIK AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Cavalry has passed from the rnied forces of the great nations, ml there are old timers who sill) latiker for the good old days of boots and saddles. For them I present this little story from World War I to demonstrate anew that >nce a cavalryman, always a caval- •yman. Field Marshal Haig, British com- Peter Edson's Washington Column — Growls A re Heard as Senators Revamp Social Security Measure Cavalry Charge Kills 'Boots and Saddles 3 The DOCTOR SAYS The season for hay fever Is about to begin. Some unfortunate people start with their sneezing and running noses In Ihe early spring and keep It up almost continuously until late fall. This deplorable situation Is usually the result of being sensitive to a great many different pollens from growing things. In many areas trees are the first of the pollens likely to cause trouble. These are followed by the! grasses — and occasionally other' plants pollinating at the same season-and ending up with the rag- weeds which are the worst of all. The tree pollens are not as common sources of difficulty as either matider-ln-ch!ef In France and Bel- glum, was a (lyed-in-lhc-wool cavalryman at heart, although military progress had relegated his beloved horse-troops to near oblivion. He had his favorite charger with him at British general headquarters, and often was In the saddle for recreation when Ihe fighting eased oft* and gave him a chance. One of my prized souvenirs of that conflict, in which I was an AP correspondent,^ Is an autographed picture of Halgif on that handsome horse. Cavalry Moves Again So It probably was natural lhat the C-in-C finally should have evolved an idea lo utilize cavalry once more In combat. That was towards the close of the conflict when the British were driving to break the famous Uindenburg Line In the Somme Valley. That Great concrete defense long had resisted all attacks. Haig conceived Ihe project of cracking the line with artillery and tanks, and then flinging a contingent of fast moving cavalry through or tile ragweeds. Alpines and their rela- WASHINGTON— (NBA)- A bitter floor fight Inoms over what the Senate Finance Committee has done to the House-passed bill to amend the social security law. Two things in particular will - ' — be the cause for wrangling between the two chambers. They are the Senale rejection of louse proposals ) inaugurate a ystem of disabll- ty Insurance and o increase public issistnnce benefits KDSON' to the needy. Federal Security Administrator Jscar Ewing, Social Security Com- , - lissinner Arthur J. Alttncyer and . heir forces may be counted on lo -art n fight to have these provisions instated. They will have full sllp- >ort from the labor union lobbyists, who feel that the Senate Finance come, instead of raising It to $3000 f Jmnlllf r tlld l-l>l'nr,1.1,n,1rl..t....~- ! > [ > V">."1* A second and more careful look at the Senate committee proposals, however, reveals they would take in more .workers and pay higher old-age assistance benefits than the House-passed hill. The recommended changes in .the House bill, as announced by Sen. Waller F. George of Georgia.'chairman of the finance committee are not final. They may be changed on the floor of the Senate. And what the Senate votes on may be changed again in conference with the House to arrive at a compromise. To understand what all the arguing will he about, these main differences between the Senate committee recommendations and the Committee recommendations ore severe blow. Another source of opposition will cotne (rom state governments Many states — New York, for instance—had planned their budgets counting on greater federal aid for public assistance. If the Senate recommendations for reducing public assistance grants can be made to stick, a greater financial burden will be thrown back on the states This would hit the particularly hard. poorer states First reaction in Washington was that the Senate committee action represented a ICO per cent victory for the insurance companies in knocking out disability insurance Ihe Senators have also recommended no immediate increase in rates of premiums paid byemployer nnd employe, and recommended Keeping the wage base limit — which social security deductions ,;-(_ . '"3 "»-«m,injii:* lire iKts, calculated to the first $:"M of in IN HOLLYWOOD the gap to mop np and develop House-passed may be kept in mind. House Raises;. Senate Sees It And Raises Again There are now about 35.000.000 See EDSON on Page 11 the grasses lives are great pollen producers they do not usually cause allergic symptoms. Most of the hay fever caused by tree pollens can be traced to the hardwood trees and to some of the shrubs. Pollens from beech,-birch, cottonwood, aspen, alder, and willow are closely related and are fairly common causes for allergy. Of course, they pollinate at different times and are absent from some parts of the coilnlry. In general, however. April and May—earlier in southern sections and later in northern ones—are the months In v,-hich these tree pollens are most likely to cause trouble. Walnut, hickory, butternut and pecan belong to the same family and they too are sources of difficulty in a sensitive person. The pollen of the American elm is a fairly frequent source of difficulty. This tree Is related to hemp and Is likely to prove a source of trouble in March and April. Oaks are probably the most important of all the trees so far as allergies are concerned. There are many different kinds of oaks and they pollinate longer than most trees. They grow over a great part of the country and they shed a lot of pollen. When there is a question of sensitiveness to tree pollen, the pollens from several kinds ol trees are generally used in skin testing. Worst in Fall Unpleasant as hay fever from tree pollen may be. It is not as serious as that from ragweed, the usual season for which'is in the late summer and early fall. Not so many people are sensitive to tree pollens, the season is likely lo be shorter and the symptoms are often milder than those from fall hay fever. the opening for the Infantry. It sounded good, and at least had the virtue of novelty. General John Persliing "lilack Jack" Gen. John Pershing also was a dycd-ln-the wool cavalryman (an old Indian fighter, among other things), and so Haig invited him up to the British zone to wA- ness the experiment with horse troops. I had a chat with General Pershing in Amiens before he went out to witness the assault on the Hlnden- burg Line, and arranged to meet him again after the show and get his impressions. It was with a feeling of much pride that I saw Persh- mg there among the British forces for he was everything one could wish a great soldier to be—a grand representative of the stars stripes. Artillery Raises Hell • Well, British massed arlillerv poured all hell Into the Hlnden- burg Line, and tanks were flung into the gaps. Ttien came the cavalrv which hud the job of making , [fast cleanup of German infantrr and thus broadening the breakthrough quickly. The operation was still going on some hours later when I again met General Pershing, who had seen the opening stages of the experiment, i asked him wnat ne tho ^ ht "It won't ba n success." he replied n his succinct fashion. "The caval- y was too slow in getting started " That was Pershing—very 5ure nf himself In matters of war* He gave his verdict without hesitation And "'course he proved to be right I couldn't help wondering, though whether the general as an old cav- as a " hadn>t rcndl!red HOLLYWOOD-(NEA1—A glam- T queen who's been the serpent n the harden of love before the :amern.s all day can turn into a bookworm with hornrimmed glasses "ome sundown. I got the Ion-down on Hollywood's iterary tastes at Jfartiiulaics hook dispensary in Beverly Hills. Tivo ;Ierks there. Constant B. Simms nd Rachel Brand, sell deathless omes lo glamor tolk as casually hot dog vendors hind out the mustard to Sunday bathers at (he beach. More than 75 per cent of Martindale's business conies from Ihe rilm ndustry—actors, writers, directors, producers, and art directors. "But." says Sims. "I think they )ccf about prices more than other people. Once B day some big movie star screams. What. $3 for this lookf " Unity C.raWc Is one constant rcailrr who has Constant Sims all frustrated. "I've tried to wilt on her, but she seems to have a prejudice a- rainst men." he protested. "She ikes anything that's tough, sulty or earthy. Things by Jaines Parrel!, for instance, or books like The Man with the Golden Arm. 1 •• I'lai Constant says he (iocs much bet- ler with Kalharine Hepburn and loin Fontaine who aren't above getting real chummy with a book- clerk in trousers. "They know what they want," : says. "Miss Hepburn flies In and out like greased lightning. Doesn't even bolher lo sign her charge sljp. Miss Fontaine hurries, too. Maybe llicy don't want people to see them nnd think they're intellectuals." Farley Granger Is a let-mc- brottsc-around customer who a ]. ivays ends up buying a couple of yards of printed matter. Constant Isn't loo sure about Shelly Winter's influence on parley's literary taste. He recalls that when Shelley waltzed in with Parley. Iliry st.iyed strictly away rrom S.intn.vaiia and Thoinns Wolfe, and paid for a couple of movie lan magazines. "Tho.v dltrnvrrerl their pictures n the mac.i7ltirs unit Irft the plarn rigslinjf," he remembers Constant wriles up his highest orders whom Margaret Whiting drops by. "She's an indiscriminate reader." he says. "YOU can sell her anything but comic books. She buys truckloads." Books of humor, certoon collections, biographies of stage and film stars and books explaining how to lick nervous tension and ulcers are I best sellers at Martindale's Rachel Cook books, too. "Take Judy canova, ' buys cook books," Rachel she doesn't cook. Judy k books. it's relaxing, just likes of star. do. Maybe know." Mrs. Cary Granl_n c i s5 - Drake —is a prr,e customer. "Her mind 's so open," rhapsodizes Ksichcl— an,] helps out starving poets by mij'tnjr slim voliiFiics of verse " Ha cl.cl has yet l« sec Cary (rolling after Betsy with a literary light "i his eyes. Whenever Lana Turner gets ready to say it with books for her pals, Rachel knows exactly what to wrap up. She whispered: Like other pollen sensitiveness, it is possible to prepare a mixture of tree pollens and inject it into a sensitive person often thereby bringing about relief symptoms. Whether i the effort and cost are worthwfiile, since ; however, has to be decided in each individual case. himself. And ry rode -- o of two great soldiers. "Una loves -The Prophet ' a pro- j to c * sh three clllbs - four diamonds, found book of East Indian philos- I one heart nnd one s P«de. As the nnh>. t,« i^«v.:i: ^.n ... . l play actually developed. South made an extra trick by catching East In East had to play his ace. otherwise declarer would make two spade tricks. However, East could not. return a spade. If he led a low spade, South would play low. and dummy's ten would win a trick. If East returned the jack of spades, South would win with the king, after which dummy's ten would bo --^•^•.••. -"~ *"~ & UILJ,., U i mio. high. . i Neely's parents, Dr. and Mrs. F. D. The fact that Bast could not re- Elliott, and Jamily for a week, turn a spade at the second Irick gave declarer the time to make his contract. Easl actually led a club (no other return would have helped), and we-st took his ace. West dutifully returned his remaining spade, and East was now able to drive out South's king. Unfortunately for East, it was too late. South had won the race of suit, and he could take his clubs then and there. He was able 75 Years Ago Today Mrs. J. D. Neely and baby, of Helena, arc the gursf.s of Mrs. Thomas Seay. son of Mr. and Mrs. T. I. Seay, is valedictorian of the j'jnior high graduating class of the Masonic school at Booncvillc. Ark. He also has the leading role in the class play to be given tomorrow night. Henry Lunsford, a senior at the buys ophy by Kahili Gibran. she copies by the dozen. Fiction Fan Peter Lawford. Rachel report-; !s a fiction and current events rc.-d- cr. van Johnson likes novels wA'i supernatural themes and Barbara Stanwyck has lately taken to read- Ing travel volumes about Italy. Rachel's favorite Is Ethel Barry- .Scc HOLLYWOOD on I'.ijtc It city high school, won the American Legion Auxiliary annual award in the Poppy poster contest, and Slolse Ramey won a similar award n the junior high school. Harold Nathan Kosenthal received honor •JACOBY ON BRIDGE n>- osw/.i.n .IACOIIV Written for NEA Service, Take a Lesson From Larceny Lou A great American general once said thai, his object in a battle was lo "get there fustest with the an end-play. North 1 V 2 » 3 N. T. » K 1075 + KQJ3 N-S v»). E:\sl .South I A 2 * P.iss 2N.T. Pass Pass Wc.sl PilSS Pass PilSS Par from malting an extra trick ... ,,..1. meic lu.Mi-oi with the i-ar irom malting an extra trick mostest, The same principle often Souf.i would not even have made applies in bridge, especially in the his contract if he had played any- pl.iy of nolrump hands. thing but the queen of spade, from The object of the defender.* in I the dummy at (he very first trick most notrump hands is to establish for example, If dummy .iad played s iou H hit h , ng c the : llorsl «.- t "oPs his ct 8rcat TI :. * ma Haig must have felt that « made S ° '," " lis faShion tlle c Of tho picturc ot war--and out of the Fish Take to Air In New Enterprise llvei tropical fish business in the north n-,r nS H mi " C dfl|ivcry 'na'hml" He loans a big plane with 30,000 little (ish twice weekly. His pilots drop off cans ol fish at airports along he route and pick up containers left before. The Woolf plane goe< price a week to the larger cities in the East and delivers fish to the Mid West on another run. Woolf has a 40-acrc fish farm' with 300 outdoor breeding pools. Such little fellows as guppies^ swardtails. wagtails arc raised in the pools. Temperatures and feeding conditions are checked as carefully as they are at a hospital nursery. The fish are loaded into'cans equipped with hundreds of rubber tubes tlr uueh which air is pumped. Losses are negligible. Wholesale tropical fish dealers are the largest purchasers of the fish. The fish arc re- •••• *~. lt ...*..... ^...tivuii uuiiui- uii-iiiiippea nsn. me tisn arc re- able mention in the second group, sold to aquariums and retail dealers. Presidential Home long suit and then rim it. The object of tile declarer may be lo gel Ihcre first will! his own long suit. The baltle is not always won by (he longer suit, >t may be won by the suit 'that there first. In today's hand, South made use of a very fine play to delay the enemy. Since Ihis type of plan Is otlcn possible In a regular game, it Is worth a s cond look from every bridge player. West opened the eight 0 [ spades, obviously his highest card in his partner's bid suit. South counlcd his tricks and re llzcd lhat the game depended on bringing in his club suit before the opponents could bring In the spades. For this reason, declarer carefully played the niireii nf spades from th« dummy it the tint trlclcl a low spade. East would have played low, and South would have taken his king. Whenever South led clubs. West would tdkc his ace and lead his remaining spade. This would allow East to lake the rest of the suit. Curiously enough, South might have made his contract, by allowing West's eight of spades lo hold the first trick. South would a In the second spade and then knock out the ace of clubs. West would win tiiat trick but would be unable to lead another spade. This line ot play would tail, however. It the ace of clubs happened to be In the East ,iand. The play of the queen or spades at the first trick assured the contract no matter whirh opponent had Ihc see of clubs. HORIZONTAL 1,6 Depicted famous domicile 11 Sea god 12 Reach for 14 Color 15 French river 17 River (ab.) 18 Medical suffix 19 Ornaments 21 Victory in Europe (ab.) 22 German king 24 Siamese town 26 False 27 Oriental coins 28 Parent 29Gutta (ab.) 30 Preposition 31 Behold! 32 Fodder vat 34 Curves 37 Curved molding 38 Halt 39 Greek letter 40 Hails A6 French article 47 Aeriform fuel 49 Microcosm 50 Florida (ab.) 51 Limicoline bird! ' 53 It recently was found in need of 55 Herbaceous plant 56 Growing out VERTICAL 1 Garland 2 Secreted 3 Pronoun 4 Indian weight 5 Seth's son (Bib.) 6 Rabbit 7 Baltic island 8 Higher STitlcof respect 10 Caucasian city 11 Singing groups 13 Levels 32 Musical 4-1 Waste JG Exists compositions allowance 19 Fruits 33 Lizard 45 English 20 Small 35 Dog statesman telescope 30 Weapon 48 Misdeed 23 Mexican food 41 Iowa city 50 Obese 25 Chemical 42 Misplace 52 Mixed type vessel 43 Not (prefix) 54 Parent

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