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PAGE FOUR THE BIA'THEVILLK'COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAIKES, Publisher HARRY A. KAINES, Assistant Pub!ish«r A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUI, D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Soli National Advertising Representatives: WalUt* Witmer Co,, New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered «i second class matter at the jiost- ottlte lit Blylhevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- iress, October 9, 1917. Member o( The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in lh« city ol Blythevllla or anj suburban town where carrier servic* Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles J5.00 per year, »2,50 for six months, 11.25 (or three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payabl* In advance. BLYTHEYILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Meditations Then he answered and spake unto m*, say inn, This Is Ihe word of Ihe Lord unto /rruhhabtl, Mvlnp, N'ol hy might, IKK- h.v power hut hy my spirit, sulth the Lord of hosts. —/rchar.nh 5:6. * * » Not (bat God rtoth require nothing unto happiness at (he hands of men saving only B naked belief, but thai without beliet all other thtiiKb are as nothing. —Hooker. Barbs What you see Ihrough some glasses depends on what's in them. * » * Which would you rather Ho al « railroad tro«- Inr — slop /or a mlnule nr forever? * • » A California man built a home on the chassis of an old truck. Home, fleet, home! * t * Petlini is noi done In England, wys a British writer. A 'rose by any other What some people don't know about good judgment. Is what keeps them in trouble « lot of the time. Austrian Case Proves Soviet Won't Deal on Fair Basis Any who still harbor the liope you . can deal with Russia on R fair footing might ponder the case of little Aiistria. The first victim of Hitler's mania, Austria was drawn into the German nation in 1938, When the Nazis were - pushed back in 1945, Russian and Allied armies occupied the country. U was > quickly re-eslablished as an independent nation. With the Soviet Union occupying Ihe eastern sector and the Allies the west, four-power negotiations began on a peace treaty. Since Russia then was still the great wartime ally of liie West—not a feared potential enemy—hopes ran high for an early settlement. More than five years have elapsed since the war ended in Austria. The other day the four powers held another meeting about the pence treaty. 11 was the 258lh. H accomplished nothing. If anything, the negotiators are today fur- "ther apart than they were a year ago. Now, you can't explain away ^58 ; fruitless meetings by saying simply that the Russians are a litlle more stubborn and mistrustful than most people. The truth is, they've elevated stubbornness into a tactical weapon of diplomacy. They don't want an Austrian peace treaty—except on terms the West could never approve, terms that would reduce Austria to 'complete satellite status. Failing that kind of control, which they know we won't grant them, they'waiit to keep their troops stationed there on Germany's southern ("lank. A treaty would end the occupation. In opposing the Austrian settlement, the Soviet Union has resorted to a great assortment of devices. Her reasons al any particular moment do not matter. When the Russians wish to oppose, they easily e<iuip themselves with a lull set of reasons, "plus documents to match. The history of these futile Austrian talks is a perfect object lesson in the worlhlessness of silling around Hie conference table with the Russians. To them, the green baize cover is only a battlefield of another sort. There is really no such thing as negotiating wilh the Kremlin. Only the blunt facts of power make any dent in tough Russian skulls. Confronted with these, they will "deal," as they did in settling the Berlin blockade after we showed we could maintain the airlift indefinitely. Otherwise, you encounter nothing thai corresponds to negotiation any- whert else in the world. V'ou either give KuMia what she wants, or call the whole thing off. And the minimum she asks W always and inevitably an impossible •acrifice for you to make. Reasonable •oncessions, compromise, trade, these ttandard tactics of the council chamber • he does not understand, except as tricks to gain advantage. When people want peace so badly, it'* hard to convinc* them this U how (lie Riissiaiis are. Repeatedly the appeal is heard for "just one more try" at K et- tmg together. But maybe those 258 unproductive meetings on Austria provid* the clincher that a lot of doubters seem to need. Russian Stockpile Is Tip-Off A di.s|>»tch from Central Europe deserves llionghlfiil attention. It declares that Knssia is building a sizeable stockpile of war material in Bulgaria. Humors alony Uiis line have been common for a long time, but tills appears to be an authentic account. No one knows the real purpose of (he stockpiling exci'pt the Russians themselves. It could be added material for KulgariHit forces poised on Tito's Yugoslav borders, though Bulgaria already lias received considerable aid from Moscow. Arguing against this explanation is the fact thai no Bulgarians are allowed anywhere in the .stockpiling /ones. The genera! conviction is Russia wants the material for her own forces, should the day come when she might either contribute to an assault on Tito, or push against Greece and Turkey. Reports like these—if substantiated —are the best gauge of Russian intentions. Views of Others Wasteful Farm Policy jMfltiy families can not have eggs for breakfast as often as (hey would like localise the price at the corner grocery Is too high. H is kept by an administration that warns against hoarding and inflation. At a. recent report the government had more than two billion eggs in storage. The eggs were stored, not because they • were needed, but because the government wanted to keep the ess prices high. This administration has spent more than » billion dollars of taxpayers' money to keep the retail price of potatoes high while piles of surplus spuds rolled in the fields. Apparently the administration values the potato growers' votes more highly than the votes of consumers, who pay the high price and most of the tax. Although the potato price prop Is slated to go off next year, others are being retained. In addition, President Truman Is still plugging for the unsound Brannan Plan, which even the farmers don't want. Now that the consumer demand for farm product* Is strong, this would be R good time lo turn all Ihose product* loose In a fre« market. That will be done as consumers let the politicians know Hint they, like the farmers, are ready lo use their voles In their own Interest. --DALLAS MORNING NEWS So These People Rule While Dr. George. Gallup was sounding out the popularity of Secretary Dean Achesim, he made i discovery which is far more important. He found out that public opinion is divided on the question of whether the cabinet member should step down from office. But here is the real discovery. Dr. Gallup asked a balanced cross-section of the voting population this question: "Will you tell me who Dean Ache»on is?" Approximately one-third were not able to Identify the name. Shame on these citi?.ens - especially as they live in i country which Is conceded to be the best informed in the world. They read daily newspapers, they should soak up that much informa.- tlon—even by accident. Ask them who Is the favorite In the first race, oj who knocked out Madman Puncho in ISO.?, anl it Is a safe bet that they will know. No one is so busy he can't be informed on our country's a/lairs. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT So They Say II lakes a quality of coid-bloodednrss, plus the ability lo completely concentrate on the subject at hand, to be an expert bridge player. Few women possess these qualities.—Top u S. bridge player John Crawford. • « • While Communist leader* have much to say pboul peace, their proposals are always an or- dfr of peace in terms of communistic rule.—Evangelical Bishop John S. Stamm. • • * Wf plan one big improvement for next year. We now have mechanical pitchers and mechanical ball retrievers. But next year we also plan to have mechanical batters. Then we'll be able 10 dispense with the players— N'p. w Brooklyn Dxxlg- tr« general manager rresco Thompson. * • * I'm very happy that Bill is getting recognition while he Is still alive. I have always known lhal he Is » great writer, and I'm S lad the world 11 recognizing Il.-Mrs. William Rmlkncr. whose husband was Just awarded the 1950 Nobel literature prize. » • « We say to those who believe j n force, do not. mistake our desire for peace at a lack 0( determination to preserve our freedoms.—Gen. Lucius Clay. » » . Men wlio start, at women in lowrut ROWIIS arc uncultured. A Iruly refined man. » cultured man, a man with Kal background, docs not stare.—French screen star Denu Darcel. The Modern King Canute WEDNESDAY DECEMBER JT, 195« Peter Edson'i Washington Column — Mobilizer Wilson Did Better Using His Brains, Not Dukes The story of the only man who ever knocked out. Charles K. Wilson. General Electric president who has just, been mode Director of De- /ense Mohili/.a- tion. l s told by Bruce CnLton in "The Warlords of Washington." Wilson was making a factory Inspection In Connecticut in 1915. Al the factory gale he was stopped bv a wiitch- Petcr Edson ,„„„ wno sa i o , -j knocked you out once." . Wilson looked the man over, thought, n minuje and' (hen said with a grin. "Then you're Joe So- nnd-So. He's the only man who ever knocked me out." The watchman confirmed H ns the two men shook hands and reminisced a hit. Some yenrs hefore, when he was a young factory hand in the Sprague Electric works at Bridgeport. Wilson had fancied himself as a semi-pro boxer of parts, and he put- on the gloves at factory smokers for a few odd bucks. Tt was at one of these that Joe men hiuln't seen each other since that, nlchl. The winner became n factory watchman. The Inser is now practically (he assistant President of the United States, in' charge of the home front economy Slcrry Mlx-ltp When President-Truman signed his all-out, mobilization proclamation, photographers, news reel and television cameramen were all over the place. As the movie men moved in for elnse-nps of the President's hands as he signed the paper. Harry Tiigander of Telenews tried lo shoot from behind while Ed Alley of Acme shot from in front. Alley wanted Tugander lo move out of 1m picture and called, "Hey. Harry!" President Truman lonked no. "Not yon." said Alley, "the other one." GMnj Him thr Word General Services Administrator ./ess Larson. Hoger Jones of the Budget, Bureau, Maj.-Gen. William R. Schmidt, of the Pentagon and other "Planners" really did n masterful Job of mapping the dispersal of government agencies nrourid Washington, as defense against, possible atomic bnmb attacks. It was an example of bureaucracy at if.s best. Duvlnp testimony on the plan be- 82nd Congress Faced By Uncertain Future JAMKS .MARI.OW WASHINGTON, critical and a future uncertalm. Unless (his country ' SHINQTON, Dec. 27 Wi—Tlie. Unless this country g«t s j n tx> M 82nd Congrels—elected nast "ctual shoetlng war with Runs!; November—lakes over next Wednesday, Jan. 1. It face 5 a time that Is fore « Senate Public Works subcommittee, however. Administrator Larson got sn enthused about selling his plan that he started throwing words around at a great rale. "Miraculously »nd fortunately." tie said at one point, "we [ind military necessity enmeshing with and coinciding with . ; .- " Sen. Dennis Chavez-of New Mexico interrupted: ", ... and 'titling with!" he inquired with a .smile. Ma.rSe It's Planned Confusion Robert Marjolin, smart- young French secretary-general of .OEEC — the Organization for European Economic Cooperation, has a . new phrase to describe/"'the' spirit uf Washington. He . calls,.it. "Creative Chaos." he explains that he doesn't mean this to, be critical. He'realizes it is a period of emergency, in which there Is bound to be a certain amount of chaos.. But he insists it is creative, and that some good will come of-it. It's Ihe. Idea that Cnunli U.S. Chamber of Commerce has ai yet no specific suggestions to make on how the. U.S. government budget's non-military items can he cut by a full J6 billion a year. In announcing Its new Committee on See 'F.DSON on P»,e I TS. DOCTOR SAYS By KnWIN r. .(ORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Serrlc. Chronic constipation Is one of the most common of all medical problem*. True constipation means that fecal matter Is retained In the In- leslinal tract longer than It should be or that there Is excessive delay in discharge of inieslinal wasle. A great deal of expert study has been given to constipation and the causes are well known. Diet, of course, has a great deal to do with constipation. Too many people gulp their food down without allowing enough time for Iheir meals. Many of the foods which we eat are so highly refined 'hat they do not contain the bulk necessary to assist in proper movement of the bowels. In some parts of Ihe world and at some limes of the year there are not enough fresh fruits and vegetables in the rtiel. These foods not only supply a large part of the bulk necessary but also air! in peristalsis or Ihe wave-like movements of the intestine which carry the waste down through the intestinal tract. Another great cause of constipation is the abuse of laxatives. A erent many people have the idea themselves out . a good strung purge it will be good for them. When they do Ihis the normal rhythm of bowel evacuation is disturbed and usually not re-established for several davs. Also the regular or inadvised use of laxatives lends to sel up a bad habit of the bowel so that laxatives have to be relied on more and more. Improper training and neglect, especially lu childhood, have a great deal to do with the condition in most cases. Much trouble comes from failure lo set aside a regular time of day for bowel movement Also many people get. into trouble because they do not yield at once that if they clean once a week with which may occur lo nature's call at any time. Establish Onoil Habits Treatment of simple constipation is usually successful unless the trouble has begun in childhood or hns lasted lor a long time. The underlying causr. whether diet, nested, or abusJ of laxatives, firs.t ha.s to be corrected. Establishing good habits bv having a bowel movement at a particular time of day and yielding (o it »«m» now tbi two biggest i***. terns facing the new Congress will be arming and homefront controli "Where i» the money comin. from?" wai the most periMh* cry in the peacetime year* UK« 1945. The members made Ihe roof rock, wilh Iheir cries against government spending, Now money is no object. The lid Is off for spending on defense n used to be that a billion more or less provided oratory for a month This new Congress will vote a bill, ion for arms In • wink. But it seems sure Ihers'll be vajt disputes over running th« home front: wage and price controls, ml . lerials, rent' control, maybe manpower control if things get vary tough, and certainly the draft. Many Corners Present And Ihe eyes of lhl» Congress, which stays in office Iwo years will ' peer into many corners of rearming: probably Into defense contracts, equipment, government or. der s . planning, training campj, and, of course, always Ihe great question: how big should the rearming be? ' In other years president Truman'i propasnls for a compulsory health Program and civil righls laws drew long and bitter protests and took up weeks of -Congress 1 time. A^J If he tries to put through llK* same programs with this Congress in the midst of the argument* aura o come on other home front problems, there'll be bitterness again and protests. In your mind's eye now you can almost see Ihe many trips the secretary of slate and other State Department officials will have to mak« to the capllol to fill in Ihe lawmakers on their plans, accomplishments, or failures. Wilson Hax Journey Charles Wilson, czar of mobilization, and his various assistants will have to make' that journey ko tht capital many limes, too, to explain what, they're trying to do at homi nnci why. Add to (hem the steady .stream of bis brass from the Defense Department-Army, Navy and Air !«ore« -Koing up to the lawmakers to explain or defend what they did, or didn't do, or want to do. But there Is something else which will get Ihe closest kind of .scrutiny m Congress: that's this country 1 , dealings with Us Allies, lor the feeling doesn't seem 100 per cent, in Congress about the need for Allies In Europe. And since this country has promised to help Western Europe "rearm, and send American troops Allied over there to stand beside ~ ••••.• •""• .'itjiniiK ;u IL ~-»-i Liirit; tu Mann oesKte Allied when it comes are extremely impor-l troops, under command of General tant. Exercise, loo. helps to over- I Eisenhower,' this will provide ,8V iroves per-I other field for Congress : to dig'.into . , . come constipation. It imp - istalsis and strengthens the muscles: and criticize of Ihe abdomen which aid in of vvasle matter. the IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD—(NEAT)— Behind the Screen: If Lynn Fonlnnne and AUred Lunt can get awny with It. cnn Jeannette MacDonald and Gene Raymond. I menn the little slaee tricks that fl Mr. a,iid Mrs. can uticork behind the footlights. Jeanctte a,net Gene are working np some fancy bondoir touches for their first BroiuUvay co-starring play with music, "The Gunrdsrnan." I couldn't worm the surprises out of Jeanelte, bvit she \vhisperort: "Remember the scene In 'O Mistress Mine' when Lynn put her Viand on Alfred's Irg and went (ickle- Mckle-ticfclp? ThnJ's what I mean." Thry'll hr putting .leanrile. 1 ! rumr up in lights as a Hmathvay for Ihr first limp .smre 1925) nhrn the spicy Molnar play opens next ?prin?. After M.-irhlinp hi four Nojr?. i;rn<U I.itbttsrh snared her out of Ihr Clii- rapo company nf a mltrd "llnoni-I^oom 1 ' b;irk Tn '^fl In piny the nufeii ui Ui Maurice {'iipvuiirr In "The l.nvr Vanulr." "Whnt a title — 'Onom-Room.'" Jennette shuddered, "It can br said that I left the .stage with a bang. Carry Grant, known then as Archie Lrach. wn. 1 ? in the shou- svuli me, We were both not very good. 1 ' Success hy a H.ilr Betty Grable is Ihc only Hnlly- wood star who gels her crownini? glory brushed and c.urlnd by the mother of another star. Marie Bras- sellc Is Betty's hairdresser nnri MGM's Keefe Brassellc j* Marled progeny. Says Krete: "Betty uM*d to cet nip on the set so that producers would see me and lell everybody that I was Marie Brasselle'K son. Now she introduces mother as (he mother of Keefe Bra 55 ell p." Marpe and Gower Chnmplnn. the dance team, aro up al bat for the third time In MGM's "Show- float." Their first movie try in Flinp Crosby's "Mr. Music" will hit the silver sc.rctMis 5oon. but the, spcntirf stint for RKO's "Two Tickets to Braart- way" fizzled when Howard Huchcs ordered Ihe choreography they hod devised after months of work to^eci in the ashen n. "\\> weren't disappointed \\i\( fniMralpfl." .u, r $* 1«M rue. '"As power says, we cot ah.soJutrlv tmlh- m* out of u bul a homr* and a swimming pool." Champions twiird Janrt into a pranchlng, high-kicking Vera-Ellen during their assignments to the picture. "Everybody will be amazed." Marge enthused. "Janet's just fab- 1 ulon.s as a dancer. T worked lor 10 years before I_ got to the place where she was after five months." Rita'* Image Mary Castle, Columbia'* dead ringer for Rita Hayworth, isn't losing tiny shut-eye over worry of what will happen to her when Princess My Khun reports back to the lot next March or April. Ixioking more like Rita than Rita, Mary told me on the set of "Criminal Lawler": "I'm doing as much as possible lo avoid (he resemblance. I'm tired of people rushing up to me and screaming;, 'Rita, darling, when did you get back?'" The publicity boys are already priming the studio lenders to pop the flash bulbs when Rita meets Mary. "It ought (o be very interesting," shrugged Rita's spUim* image. Dorothy rumour will play the role of a cirrus aertnlisi who swings by her teeth in C. B. DeMillc's circus epic, "The Greatest Show on FTarlh." Preparing for the part. Dottie has been undergoing a gruelling routine of neck, arm and torso exercises. A double will do Dottle'.* high flying, but, there will be enough* close- ups to give her a goon* workout. Watching Dottle exercise, husband Bill Howard cracked: "it's a great role, honey, but do you think you'll ever get It- off the ground?" • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Wrillen for N'F.A Scrvtc« Here Is How U. S. Made Biggest Lost It would hft plfAsant but. not, al] (rue to report that, my Iram- male.s made a profit nn every hand when Ihey won the world's championship In Bermuda recently. Their bleeest loss came on the hand shown today. When Oeoi-pe Rapee played the band for America, lie was pleased rather than disappointed with the openine load. By playing Ihe nine, ol ?p?dr."i from dummy he could surely pick up thi JicV of jpidw, which minht otlierwis* have been » thorn in his flesh. East played Ihc jack of spades l the first trick, and Smith won with the ace. Now Rapee coutti «r- ford only one more round of trumps, because he had to do something about the heart*. His plan was lo establish the dummy rather than his own hand. Dummy's losing diamond could eventually be discarded on the queen of clubs (after the nee »nd king had been playedl. The only way to dispose of dummy's losing hearts was to ruff them In the South hand — for which South would need two trumps. Hence South could afford to draw only two rounds of trumps. At the third trick Rapee ssvitch- eri to hearts, cashing the ace and then the kin E . His ne.xt. step was lo ruff a low heart with the tour of spades—whereupon West over-ruffed. Rapee had played Ihe hand properly, but he was nevertheless defeated at his grand slam contract. In the other room, the hand was ptnycd hy a member of the European team (Einar Thorfinnsson. of Iceland). 'I'horfinnsson actually held [he North hand, but he played the grand slam contract, because . . and Mrs. C. E. NORTH *KO tot V K J«4 « AK« *B 1 J • JIOS1 + 1071} •AST (•) « JT « Q«4 *J» * A*41 V AS « 751 Neither • Pan 1 + Pw« 1 V Pasa 1 * P»« 4 N. T. Pan 1 * Pax T 4 PaM P*» Paoi Opwiin* he was the first playtr to bid ,'p at. the table. In that room Charles H. Goren, of Philadelphia, had to make Ihe opening lead from the East hund It was a very difficult problem, and perhaps no lead would hnve done much good since the hand was being played from the North position. Unfortunately Ooren opened a heart, which gave North a Irer (ir.esse and no further problem. Mow declarer h»d only eat lo*. All Against Hope Iff Of course elderly people have [o A " of *'" >i vvi '' bave to ^ done be careful ahont what exercise Ihev' a . Si>inst * background of hope: hope lake and they may have to con-| tnn ' somehow » shooting war with,- tinue to rely on laxatives, al least ' Rl ' ssia won't come—at least tujtll lo some-extent. ' ' j this country is belter prepared. .-• Since the members of Coiigre* nre also politicians, no one expects that they will step oiit of character and not play any politic. In the next two years. And lhat raises for members of Congress Ihemselves one of th« most important questions: In . tim« of such crisis how much politic, can they afford to play, since the country's future Is at stake? Th« present, retiring Congren., the gist, goes out- of existence Juit before noon, Jan. 2, 1951. The new 82nd, which lakes over right after noon that day, continues In offtc. till just before noon, Jnn. J, 1953. That mean, this 82nd will b« i» office for two years, through the elections of November, 19S2. when the people again have to choom * President and a Congres. to t«kt office In 1953. In choosing them, the people will In large measure to decide between the merit, of the tw» 7 5 Years Ago Today Ci>Hoji_ "inner! from Ihe 19.14 crop In Mississippi County prior to December 13 amounted to 107453 running bales. Miss Pollyann Buck mid Miss Do- inne Coulter will havr a dance at he Country Club Friday eVenint; when they will entertain the high chool nnd college students and 'a number of out of town guests. They will be assisted by iheir parents Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Buck and Mr' Coulter. . . . . Mr. and Mrs. John Sawyer Jr of Caruthersville, Mo., announce the birth of > daughter yesterday Before her marriage Mrs. Sawyer was Miss Margaret Milner, of this clly ing heart to worry about, unrt he could afford to. draw three rounds of trumps. The difference between making the slam and losing It wns 1560 points. Parlies, Democratic Republican, exhibited In the handlinf of (h problems outlined above. The election-consciou. i of Congress art not likely set that. Wind Instrument An»w*r to Prwtou* PunJ* LMn&m-K~XJni2}ti:L.''Lll. - HOKKONTAL 4 Painful S Habitat plant form ft Scottish town 7 Cultivate* 8 Atop 9 Fret 10 Dough jtrlpt ,_ 1! It is a . clarinet 13 Sewing tool 31 Interslice* IK Direction fab.) 35 Ornament ' ' 36 Swiss malhematlclan 1.7 Depicted instrument 11 Farinaceous food 12 Vegetable 14 Before ISElevale 17 Female rabbit 18 Nickel (symbol) URosiness 19 Stringinesi 21 Down 20 Surprise. 22 German king 23 Binding 14 Narrated 2 5 Gr«X weight 26 Harvest 30 Threw 27 Cain • brother missile* 28 Mixed lyp« 29 Flower ~ jn Ache n Thallium (symbol) K Sea «gl« 14 Musical instrument 17 Limb. H Brother of Jacob (Bib.) W Preposition 40 Small piano* 46 South latitude (ab.) 47 Shade >re» 4» Harden Sfl Employ 51 Intimidate 53 Expander 55 Icelandic raga 5R Glossy finish VERTICAL 1 Mineral 2Mirfiit 44 Ireland 45 Tissue 48 Mire 50 ShoshonMB 41 Cordage Aber 42 It ij used orchestral 43 Bar* M Part of -b*- rivw

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