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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 23, 1950
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FAGB EIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, H W HA INKS. Publisher HARRY A. HA1NKS, AsslsUnt Publisher A. A. KKEDRICKSON. ASSOCiltt Editor PAUL D HUMAN, Advertising Uioi«ef Sole Nation*! Advertising R«present»ti*e«: W«ll«« Witmer Co, New York, Chicago Detroit AlUnU, Enlered u i«cond e!ua matter at the poat- •ffke at BlytheTille. Arkansas, under act ol Con- grew, October » 1*17 Member of The Associated fit SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the cltj ot Blythevllle or »nj •uburtwn town where carrier service U m»uv Uined, 20c per week, or 85c per month Bj mall, within a radius of SO mUet 14.00 per year. »2.00 (or six months. $1.00 (or three moulhs; bj null outside 60 mile lone. 110.00 per year payable In adrance Meditations And It came to pass, Ibal lit went Ihroueh Hit corn fields on Ihe sabbath day; and his dts- HplM becan, as they >renl. lo pluck (be cars of corn,—Mark 2:23. Thou art my single day. God lends to leaven What were all earth else, with a feel of heaven. —Browning. Barbs A couple in a southern poorhouse eloped. Maybe there IS something lo living on love. . • • A professor says many students fa lo cnlli-B« to irel almosphere—not meaninf Ihe ihlflless OHM who |el Ihe air. * » * Wen don't patronize women's beauty parlors but they're still bobber shops. * * * Thf reason a fellovr slop* joinf with « jlrl W lofnrtimet a parent. * » * Architectural styles may change from time lo time but the last word in modern homes still ii the wife's. Federal 'Welfare' Action Must Be Fair to All Groups The times are few when a public statement by Bernard M Baruch is not worth taking note of. His latest, on the dangers of big government, is especially thoughtful. Baruch is a man of acknowledged deep human sympathies He can't be accused of callous disregard of people, or< of wishing to return to the days of loo Jittle government. He believes in "community responsbility for the indviclual welfare." The question today, as he sees it, i* not whether the government should tak« action on many problems. Government's expanded role is an established fact confirmed by nearly 20 years of history in this country. Its unlikely any narrowing of its sphere of action will occur. To Baruch, the question is rather: "How can government's action be made fair and just to all?" He asks: "Is the old 'let me alone" philosophy to be replaced by nothing better than & 'gimme mine' philosophy?" His inquiry is direct lo the point. It'a not a matter of whether the gov- erenment shall aid the farmers, the workers, the elderly citizens, Ihe unemployed. The problem's how lo help each of-these groups wilhout doing harm lo others and lo the public in general. The easy assumption that any government aclion with the welfare of any group of human beings as ils goal is necessarily justifiable just doesn't hold water. There is no automatic virtue in having the government take a hand. The real test must always be the effect of any such action on Ihe well- being and character of all citizens. The present farm price .support program i.s a good example To protect farmers against adversity, which often strikes for reasons wholly beyond their control, the government guarantees them a good return on their crops. But this policy means higher food prices to the average consumer, it contributes markedly to the tax bimlni. and it has led to vast, wasteful accumulations of farm surpluses in warehouses all over the land. Th i.s hardly meets Uanich's standard of government action "fair and just to all." The answer is not, of course, lo stop helping farmers. It is to devise a saner policy, one that will afford reasonable protection yet be (ess wasteful, less damaging to the pubic treasury, and less demanding on the average man's puckclbook. Not an easy assignment. But we're not living in a simple world Baruch has helped make that clear by emphasizing that there is no magic in the words . "KovermneiU action." They aren't a sure- fire solution; they merely open the door to a new approach which may or may not work. (ARK.) COUTUKR NEWS once over lightly— By A. A. Frcdrtcksun According to the top gargoyle o|i its totem Pole, the Democratic Parly is Ihe only thing this country's got Hint vaguely resembles a fairy godmother. Harry Truman suys thai all Ihe American electorate has to do is rub the Aladdin's lamp of the Democratic Party with a handful of votes and out will pop the genie. And this genie, by making A few legislative passes and muttering a stanza or two of political abra-cadabra, will make the Great American Dream come true. "Better health, better education, more security, more recreation.'.." are the seductive phrases that come booming down to us peasants from the heights of the political Parnassus. Fie on you, Cousin Harry and a plague on your dreams. Come on out from behind that Attlee-chatlcr, thai Laljorile-lingo—we know you. I have no quarrel with any man who has good intentions fur bettering the lot of humanity, and it worries me not whether charity begins at home or at the unemployment ofhce. But 'cave my dreams alone. They're fragile things and won't stand prolonged meddling. They're vaporous and delicate, and. unlike a lump of clay, they can't weather lhc indiscriminate punching and Jabbing of your efforts to shape them to a standard mold. The Great American Dream, indeed! Step down frcm (or get off) your rear platform sometime, Cousin Harry, and ask an , American what his "great dream" is. Ask enough times and you'll wind up with more different answers than Dr. Kinsey could gel in a weekend on a college campus. Most of us have two kinds of dreams—the long- range job that contains the pinnacle of our ultimate desires and an Immediate one that is made up of a lot of small ones to keep us occupied while working on the big production. Take me. for instance. (Or feel free lo turn the pnge at this point. 1 don't liave to do this for a living, you know. 1 can always quit working and get a government job.) I wanna be a capitalist I want to be one of those guys that people in my present circumstances dislike out of pure, unadulterated envy. I want to be so stinking rich I can thumb my nose at the world, sleep tili noon every day, drive a mile-long Cadillac convertible and cat strawberries out of season.- I've got a hankering to clip coupons from gill- edged bonds, work when i please, quit when I please, and loaf likewise. My fondest ambition is to while away my waking hi,urs parked in a chaise lounge on a veranda a little smaller than Walker Park, with a dusk'y lad to re-fill my cup when 'ere I beckon. ;;_; Winters in Miantfjjcach—hobnobbing with all the gamblers, racketeers and New Yorkers drawing unemployment compensation—and summers at Sun Valley. Spring in the Rockies and autumn »t the Stork Club. 'Hint's for me. In the meantime, however. I have a few other little rireams that chase one another around in my head. F'or the nonce, ! dream ol paying off the mortgages, of the left rear lire on my car holding up for another thousand miles, of one more sunny weekend In Blyiheville before the slimmer monsoons set in, of no more rain on weekends at all. Also, I dream ot having a few cents left after paying all the bills, of a forgiving Revenue Department that won't beef too much because 1 was three days late in filing my state income tax return, of lower taxes, of the return of nickel beers. Of a lawn that grows only so high and dces- n't need mowing, of plaster that doesn't peel beneath the bedroom window, of a rousing defeat of the prohibitionists this fall, of the fall of the Truman (Nccj-Rooscvelt) Dynasty, of getting this column pieced together in readable form ... of these I dream, too. Truman, it appears, also IE a grcal dreamer. But tie's dreaming on the wrong frequency. Give a man a dream he can kick around, 1 say. and lhc rest will take care ot itself. There's nothing like a gleaming dream lo put the spurs to ambition. If a man's dream Is strong enough, he'll work oiil his own health problems and hell gra b off the education he needs—in school and oiil. Security comes as a matter of course if the dream is right and includes this item. No, Cousin Harry, you den't have what it lakes to make my dreams come true. There's no room in my dreams for iPKilncnlntion. red !ape. federal controls or socialism. Go away, now, and give me room in which lo roll over and dream some more. So They Soy It anyone thinks there are any spies running around the United Slates, let liitu give us ihcir names and we'll soon bring (hem to justice. Attorney General J. Howard McGrath. We cannot live isolated in relative wealth anrt abundance. We cannot ignore Hip menu problems of other peoples or Unfits to their independence.—President Truman. + * * The final phase of our expcrinico with Russia is Ihe belated realization tills is not one world, but Iwo worlds.—Herbert Hoover. MAT tt, 1950 Solid Footing-'-- ^ . — • —-"-^-zzr- >**^ jf^ '-~ Peter Edson's Washington Column- Who Should Man H-Bomb Ark? Picking Ten Is a Tough Chore WASHINGTON—(NBA) — There is a new wrinkle going around on the old wheeze about, "Who would you like to be stuck on a desert, island with " To make the question fit the atomic age, it has been revised to, "What ten persons should be given top priority protection tor posterity, i n the event of national destruction by hydrogen bomb?" The supposition the days of The Flood, they would take the place of ... "Noah and the animals—two bv two— The hippo-pa-tamus and the ki-kangaroo" This is a fair enough question. II should be good' for an evening's lively conversation at any cookie and carrot juice party. It makes you think. It makes you think who is e.-sential and who is non-essential. And it brings you up against the stark ronlization that there are former, many more of the later than the In the first place, there is no use saving anyone over 30 years old. The ten to be protected will li.ive the job of procreating to carry on civilization. So all the old gals and gaffers are out. Much as you would at first be inclined to nominate for salvation John L. Lewis nnd Eleanor Roosevelt or Senator and Martha Taft, the sad truth is that they win have to be sacrificed. No per- Soviets Must Account For War Prisoners IN HOLLYWOOD Ry Ersklnc Jnntison N'EA SUff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD _(NEA>- Vivian tablecloths Jennifer Jones nnd 1 '"• "' I —-- Robert Walker have worked out Blainc, Ihe slim red-haired mova- queen who bfcnine a pleasinsjly buxom blonde night club singer, has only one regret. she should have bleached sooner. T don't look like Vivian Blainc anymre." she said, "and it's wonderful. I'm making more money and I'm happier." Red-haired Vivian skyrocketed to , n! , rt .^ n slardom during the war in t'ox mu-l month sicals, then was shelved. Recently she went back to Fox and asked a big executive: "Tell me the truth. What was wrong with me?" The executive replied: "No sex appeal. But you've £ol It now, sls- Icr." Vivian said she lost out on the role Marilyn Maxwell played In "Champion" because the producer special summer custody arrangement for their two sons. The boys sail for Europe in a few weeks to join Jennifer and David O. Selz- mc,: in Venice. . . . Howard Hughes has taken "I Married a Communist, now rctagged "The Woman on Pier 13," out of the freezer. It's ear-- for tentative release this The argument still qoes on at UT i over whether the ribbit should be shown in person in the film version of "Harvey." Jimmy Stewart came up with the latest suggestion. "In the final scene maybe we should have the rabbit pull me out of a silk hnt." sonal reflections about this of course. It's all in the interest of posterity, and the wisdom of the aged counts for naught. Some people working on this list would no doubt like lo approach it from the Dan Cupid angle and do some ideal matchmaking: Margaret O'Brien and boy friend. Joe DiMaggio and a diving queen. Ingrid Bergman or Rita Hayworth and their latest. Clark Clifiord and Miss America. Margaret Truman snd Mr. America. Ychudi Menuhin and somebody to play the piano. But that's no go. It's too much '.ike the old story about the proposal , that Bernard Shaw marry Elenora The idea was that their children—with his brains and her beauty—would all be bcniuses. Shaw discovered the catch in lhat Sec EDSON on 1'age 3 matter that comes up occasionally. "My wife and I sometimes deliberately bid lor more tricks than wei can make. Our neighbors complain , lhat this is bad sportsmailship, i "For example, here is a hand we played Ihe other night. My wife had the East hand, and I had the West cards. Naturally, we did not expect to make five hearts. We bid that high only because we thought South could make four spades and lhat \ve could beat five spades. "This was a good guess on our part. We just managed to beat five spades, but four spades wo;ild have been made very easily. "I opened the deuce of hearts, The DOCTOR SAYS Trench mouth, or as it Is commonly called Vincent's Infection, is a condition particularly frequent during times of stress and strain, such as exists during war-time or when a person becomes weakened by disease or Injury. There fiave been serious outbreaks In which large numbers of people have been attacked at the ssme time. In the acute form pain in the mouth Is the outstanding and universal symptom. Intense burning of tlie mouth and tongue and excessive salivation are the rule and sometimes the saliva Is actually bloody Also during an acute'attack the breath has a foul odor and there is a metallic [nste (n the mouth. In children, In contrast to grownups symptoms or sore throat, fever' pains in the muscles and Joints, difficulty In swallowing and the appearance of severe Illness are not uncommon. In its typical form this inflammation of the mouth and throat Is accompanied by ulcerations In the lining of the mouth and sometimes by the formation of an actual membrane which can be confused with the membrane of diphtheria. The involved areas are Inflamed, tender, and bleed easily If pressed. Two microbes are almost always found: a corkscrew-like one which is known as Vincent's spirochete and a germ shaped something like a dumbbell narrowed at both ends. The disease is contagious and can be spread from one person to another. Among the circumstances which seem to lead towards trench mouth are erupting teeth or teeth in poor position, ill-fitting crowns or other dentures, poor hygiene of the mouth (that Is failure to brush the teeth properly or often enough) and interference with nutrition of the gums. Also Involved are certain vitamin deficiencies, particularly deficiencies of vitamin C and B, chronic malnutrition, certain blood diseases, and several disturbances of the digestive tract. Slow Cure The disease is quite common even in Mines of peace. Its treatment is complicated and generally lakes some time to show effects. Smoking and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited, highly spiced and seasoned foods also are avoided. In acute varieties, rest in bed is also necessary. The diet has to be soft, and In some cases extra vitamins may have to be given. Often the best results are obtained by the cooperative efforts of dentist and physician who can direct a multiple attack. in looked at some film in which she The marriage of Cathy O'Donnell and Robert Wyler is on thin ice again. . . . Producer Ted Rich- wanted to Introduce Mrs labnsh [n person for n scene in was a cold redhead. "I wish." said Vivian." that Hollywood would stop looking nt me ,.„. on the screen as of four years ago 1 ™,.' ..„,. and start looking at me now in ul s lnc Milkman" but Jimmy person." | Durantc nixed the Idea. . . . Errol She's so right. The change In per-! |?j"' n ""'!, Bil! Marsha", who are — "•-- •- -• •-• i taking full-page spreads in film trade papers on their state of independent films, are having heart- 1 aches. The angnls wlio promised to sign fat checks to finance the sonality is startling. Now she goes ot] the road with .lack Benny's troupe. Jack was smart. Instead of looking at Viv-i ian's movies, he Inokcd at Vivian. Ed^ar Bergen's chest is puffet it with pride over the reception given his new I pictures just aren't . South I* 'i A •I A •"i* Pass A KQJ08 « A.I 103 Jf. K 105 N-S vu I. West Norlh Pass 2 * 3V 3 lit 5 <f Pass Double Pass 75 Years Ago Today (From the files of 20 years ago) The 20 charter members of the local Delphian chapter celebrated "Charter Day" Wednesday afternoon with a> tea given nt the home of Mrs. R. N. Wore, Jr., when 70 ladies were present by each member asking four friends. In the receiving line were- officers of the chapter; Mrs. C. W, Afflick, president: Mrs. James B. Clark, vice-president; Mrs. G. G. Caildill, secretary; Mrs. Otto Kochtitzky, treasurer; Mrs. A. J. Cole of Wilson, parliamentarian; and members of the advisory board which included Mesdames E. M. Fry, O. W. McCutchen, Horace Culp. Clyde Robinson and R. N. Ware. Jr. Mrs. T. E. Tatc of Armorel and Mrs. L. N. Mathis presided at the refreshment, table and they were assisted by other members: Mesdames U. S. Branson, A. E. Dickey J. Nick Thomas. Frank Thrasher S. L. Giadish of Osceola. L. V. Wise 1. R. Mobley and W. I. Dcnton. his hand, those neighbors are pretty good players. And they won't want to be classed as gentle old souls. East 2 y •I» Pass Pass HJVVII IILS nt'w Iifc-si7x?d dummy, i Frank Sinatra's thrnat trouble sent I'O'linc I'uffinp.ton. as part of his j him a ropy of " From Xrr- nichl club act in Las Vegas. j vous Trnslon." Frankic's cancclU- Podinc. a gorgeous blonde with i "on of his nij;lil club contmi'ls onc. a gorgeous one with i on o s nj;i club cont heavy Southern accent who says | means Ihal N'ariry's legal rope e she's from Atlanta — "That's iu around his future earnings is now " " ' and we led two rounds of that suit. ii.ii.-.r nn i . • , Declarer had to ruff the second H,iPI>ivood pal v -„ rc ad about I heart, thus bringing his trump length down to four cards. "When South led truwixs. I refused to take my ace on the first or second round. Now South was tied — leorsia — I think" — will join Mo dirtily, Mortimer and Eflie when Bergen makes his television rlrlnit. llci^cn not only talks to Pocline also (lances with her. Sric's strictly n creation for tele- looped around ahsolntrly nolliins. Kirk looks like, Sam Gold- Lisa wyn's "Billion Dollar Baby."! Sam Mannis of Auction Theater has a movie denl cooking under thn title "Lights. Camera, Auction." That's what's happening to a lot of movies during the war. %ion. "Podine." savn rtcrgen, "puts ?1 \inor Inlo the act." Annl'irr ilnll. five-yrar-nlil Md- mlic Cotulos. clanzlitrr of Marlh.. n-.\yc anil Nick rondos, mailr tipr drliul in Vegas as a "r)ir>rns zirl" in i floor show llir (il'irr niitil. Mrlnilir danrrd willi Ihe rnnrits lie- fnrr mania wrni on as llir slar or Ilir slirnv. Martha anil Nick now live In Miami Reach. 1'la.. where thrr onn a nlsrnl chili and Uirrc's a l«ior- innnihly Irlrvision slmw slmmrrini; nn llir front luirnrr for Marlh.i. Sh, 'II niakr two Rlirst aiinraranrrs (in MiKnn Hcrlp's TV show lint l| - — ---will tie In hrr cnntrarl dial Millnn • h Fair and SaUClrS ran'l crl Into her art. I 'Kllirl Mcrr.nn." slic said, "Insist- ] "Plensc scttic an argument . Jack be In ui's "Tomahawk.". . . Lana Turner is sitting for her first nor- tfalt. Bob Topping hired Peter Vairchlld to do the pleasnnl job. « JACOBY~ ON BRIDGE )ty- OSWALD .t AC O1JV Wrlllon for XKA Srrvlrr. A Defensive Overbid on llic same hind of a contract willl lirrlr Drcn Oloria tie inir Tablecloths Haven and Sidney are sknlching neilding bells for us." plead. 1 ! a Cleveland corrc.sptm- tient. "My wife and I play (airly often againfl our next door ncl'-Ji- bnrs. They arc prclly Rood blldgc oul of luck. He dared not lead another trump, because then I would take my ace and lead hearts again. Thnl would force out his last trump, and he would be set at least two tricks. "He switched to clubs, and t eventually made my low trump as well as the ace. This set the con- Iracl one trick. "South said we should have let him play Ihe hand at four spades. Will you comment on this altitude?" I nm glad lo back up my correspondent. Every good player in the world knows that It is oflen sound policy to bid for more tricks than he can make. The qucs'lon of s|K)rtsman.ship in this connection is never brought up except by very inexperienced players. There arc some gentle old .<ouL< who never overbid, never double for pen a HIM, and consider It a bit vulgar to bid a slam. Fortunately for our national character, most of us are not so gentle! It's very American to play hard and to admire those who give us a real tus- 'e. My Cleveland correspondent sle. By DtWlTT MacKKNZIK AP Foreign Affair* Anaiyi* Sometime, somewhere, somebody going to insist on accounting for :he hundreds of thousands of war "'Isbncrs and civilians who are said -- have disappeared like wraith, without trace Into the vast fast- lesses of the Soviet empire. An outburst, of heated official denials has followed Moscow's recent announcements that the nW patriation of Japanese and Germtfc prisoners of war has been completed; And. a . wave of grief Is sweeping Countless homes where families for Ive long years since the war's end have been hopefully awaiting the "eturn of fathers and sons and brothers. Japan Was Stunned Japan was stunnea wnen, hi April, Moscow announced that Japanese repatriation was complete except for 2,000 prisoners serving sentences as war criminals. Tokyo retorted that more than 300,000 Japanese prisoners still are missing. And the United States, Australia and other governments urged the Russians to investigate. Then early this month came the Soviet announcement that German repatriation was complete. Chancel!or Konrad Adenauer of the West German government bitterly charged that 1,500,000 Germans, including 'tens of thousands of deported civilians," were still missing In Russia. He demanded in the name of humanity that the Kremlin account for their faie. McCloy Levels Charge At the same time John J. McCloy, U.S. high commissioner for Ihe American Zone, declared Russia 'ailed to account for "many hundreds of Ihousands of German prisoners of war," adding: "I think the world should know what happened (o them and many thousands of German ians who also disappeared lnt< Soviet Union." SEate Department officials Washington labeled the Russian announcement as "fantastic and absurd." They estimated that the Soviets were holding at least 200.000 German troops in forced labor and prisoner of war oamps. The Big Three foreign mlnlslera -.-U.S. Secretary of State Acheson, French Foreign Minister Sohuman and British Foreign Secretary Bevin --also stated in a communique during their recent London meeting that Russia "has also failed to re r patriate numerous nationals of German occupied countries taken prisoner during the war." Apropos b'f of this. Vienna claims 5.000 Austrian prisoners of war still are held by the Russians. Leading Hungarian exiles in West Germany declar« 350,000 Hungarian prisoners of war are missing in Russia. • Claims and Counter Claim* Well, there you have the claim! and counter-claims...What chanr.o is there, of adjusting this impr^fc- dented situation, which represBKs one of the, major tragedies of history? The dispute would have to b« weighed by competent investigators. Who would do this job? "Why. the United Nations, of course," somebody replies. That is a natural reaction, until attention is called to the fact that the charter of the U.N., provides that the organization cannot deal with German and Japanese affairs until after peace treaties are signed. Those treaties still remain in abeyance, However, there Is some speculation among observers whether this Question of prisoners may be raised in the fall meeting of the U.N. Assembly. That body is scheduled to consider charges of violationof human rights against Bulgaria, Hungary and Romanit, and somebody may inject the question of German and Japanese prisoners In the Soviet Union. Such a developeinent would be no novelty for Russia. She was expelled from the League of Nations in 1033 for her invasion of Finland. In some parts of New England, They will eat almost every type deer are regarded as garden pests, vegetable down to the roots. Songstress Answer lo Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 7Doclor of 1 Depicled radio Theology songstress, (ab.) Carol 8 Indian 9 She sings with weights Crosby 0 Jute fabric 13 Intersticed 10 Peaceful 14 Operatic solo 11 Number 15 Transgressor 12Channels ISSoilen 17 Exclamation 18 Hebrew ascclic22 Canadian Tn SIO i*a SI m THE WHITE HOUSE £N lt and pni«- t<! 5 k r, lcl " nK »eddi»e bells players ,or so we (hlnk, and we all should be able to convince his ana enwmcd hearts on night spot'have a E ood time except for one | neighbors very easily. Judging from 19 Gleams 20 Bone 21 Symbol for nickel 22 Concise 24 Reverberate 27 Correlative of either 28 Prefix 29 Symbol for tantalum 30 Son of Nut 31 Otherwise 34 Oriental nurse 36 Measure of cloth 37 French island 38 Leaves •12 Restrain 46 Disconcert 47 More facile 48 Small island 49 Materials 51 Recompense 52 Distinct VERTICAL 1 Demolish 1 Flower 3 Overseer < Equitable 5 Danish measuro t Uncommon hillside 23 Russian river Islam 25 Wife of Zeus 38 Decorous 26 Large fish 32 Determine 33 Purled up 41 Observes 34 Arouscr' 42 Horn sound 35 Sacred city ol 43 Chibchan Indian 44 Native of 39 Facility 40 Lines (ab.) Latvia 45 Gaelic 50 French article

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