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PAGE BtX THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THZ COURIER NEWS CO. ' H. W. HAJLNES, Publisher ." JAM£S L. VEKHOEFF Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 6ol« NitlonJU Advertising Representatives: W»llac» Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlmU, iiemphli. Entered u Mcond clis» matter at the post- offlc* at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act oj Con- tttit. October 8, 1917. Member.ol The Associated Pies*~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: S; carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or «hj *uburban town where carrlei service Ic maintained, 20c per week, 01 85o per month By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles J4.00 per year, $2.00 !or si* months, $1.00 Tor three months; by mail outside 60 mile sone $10.00 per year payable In advance, Meditations For fhy Maker Is (hine husband; the Lord of hosts Is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.—Isaiah 51.5. * * * "What is a church?" Let truth and reason speak; They would reply'— "The falthtul pure and meek, . From Christian folds, the one selected race, Of all professions, and In every place." —Crabbe. Barbs A man swiped shoes from a snoozcr in a movie because his own pinched. So does a copr Touring season is about over, so that olrl car should be about ready Eo go. * * « Statistics have shown that married people live longer than single people. Or docs It just seem longer? ' ' . ' * * .* Not enough attention Is paid to educating the pedeslrlin, says an aulo club official. So a lot of them step out and get turnips of knuwEcclge. * « • Some stars are too busy being married to stay In the films—others too busy acting to stay married. Highway Betterments, " Natural Gas Promised Two important predictions for Blytheville and Mississippi County ''came out of last week's forum sponsored for Blytheville by the Chamber of Com- raercftj in cooperation with the Arkan- sas'Ecofiptnic •Council-Stale Chamber 'of (Commerce.. '•'.'. . ' '. - ,0ne" was that this city should have ^natural gas by the end of the year. This prediction steps up the date a bit from earlier statemetns by Mayor Ben F. Butler of Osceola, president of the Kast Arkansas 'Natural Gas Consumers As- •sociation. • The other milestone in .Mississippi ;County development will be the widening of State Highway 18 west from • Blytheville. This project is being developed by the State Highway Department and wilhtie in with the building of a new bridge at Big Lake where construction is under way under a contract awarded a few weeks ago. Blytheville leaders can find encouragement in the words of C. Hamilton Moses, president of the AEC-State C. of C. He said: Arkansas communities can build what you have the courage to envision and the ambition to attempt., Blytheville citizens have been building for a long time and the planning for the future was stepped up with the community betterment clinics held here in the summer of 10-18. Many of the projects launched following the series of clinics have been completed. The street widening project, which was started during the summer, i s paying rich dividends through easier flow of traffic from both north and south approaches to the city on U. S. Highway 61 into the business section. And, when the benefits are considered, the cost in municipal funds has been surprisingly low. City officials are planning to widen other streets before the project is completed. Others in the long-range category are being developed and prime among these is the movement to provide an adequate sewer system to replace the one which was installed when Blvthe- ville was only a fraction of its* present size. The sponsors of the town forums are offering the assistance of specialists in various fields to the cities of Arkansas in developing community projects and helping them to get the most for their money when the projects materialize. Such cooperation will go far in helping to build the BlfUe industrially and at the same time make it a better place in which to Hv«. Operation Transmitter Our State Department admits that the Russians have "jammed" Voice of America radio broadcasts so successfully that they have driven away the voice's mass audience in the Soviet Union. But at least we IIRVC the fun knowing that to do this job the Russians need about ten times as many people as it takes to present the broadcasts, and it requires about eight jamming transmitters to blot out one regular broadcaster. When we spend ? 11,700,000 for greater broadcasting power, we may ^find they can no longer keep the pace. 3loser Contest A French Communist is said to have confessed that he gave information on French armaments to officials of a "people's democracy." Wild all the "confessions" that have been coming out of Hungary and Bulgaria lately, it is a" little encouraging to get one from this side of the iron curtain. Sort of seems to make the cold war a little more even. BLYTHEVrLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Views of Others Emerging From the Devaluation Crisis A vote of confidence for the British Government and success for Premier Bidaulfs efforts to form a cabinet for Fiance—these events gave indication late last week that key European governments are sustaining the political shock ot currency devaluation and fiscal retrenchment u well as could be expected. We hope Americans have been paying some attention (o the political effects of steps which they have favored for economic reasons. For these effects should impress United States opinion with Ihe vastness of the responsibility It now bean for political as well as economic development* far beyond American shores, Devaluation was undertaken by European currencies with varying degrees of reluctance. An American decision to support foreign currencies with yet more loans could have forestalled It— but perhaps not lor very long. An American decision to open United Slates markets to more goods from abroad would also have been needed. In any event, neither loans nor tariff cut* on the scale required were politically feasible. The American people did not doubt that a stable Europe was to America's Interest. They urged another method of reaching stability there. Devaluation of European currencies had been proposed over a long period. The more extreme American proponents of devaluation even proposed that It should be undertaken'in place of. the Marshall Plan. Those proposals missed the point that a production crisis existed in Europe after the war. They underestimated, too, the delicacy ot the balance of political forces. The political difficulties which have followed devaluation at this later dale arc serious enough; they are cushioned by economic;'recovery which could hardly have occurred without Marshall aid. In the light of what has transpired since currency devaluation was first discussed among Americans as Europe's only way out. Americans may sec some of Europe's political reasons for resisting the Idea. In both Britain and • Prance devaluation brought to the fervent forefront ot dispute the most difficult of postwar issues—prices vs. wages. Into the relationship of these In both countries some stability has been introduced at the cost ol great political effort ant!, l n Prance at least, a few cabinets. Devaluation, by raising the price ol things the workers must buy, caused the workers to asu for more wages. Worker discontent is perhaps the most serious problem that the British and French Governments could wish to face. It was thrust upon them by devaluation, as they foresaw it nnist be. And it remains a danger-to the Attlcc rcgim*. which must now tread on other toes as it cuts back the cost of government on several fronts. By modifying certain Marshall plan rules. simplifying customs procedures, and so forth, the Unilcd States is trying to help the devaluing countries over the hurdles. So far there has ocen no evidence of plans for large-scale financial aid as part of the general devaluation program. But without this assurance the-British and French seem somehow to be muddling through the devaluation crisis. The time has passed, however, when Americans could.view these struggles with aloof detachment. Today they are an eifcct ot American policy, and In turn they are likely to affect that policy profoundly In future. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY SO THEY SAY- -. JTTAOIN ETAOIN ?O As governor one could secure the co-operation of other governors in arousing the people ol the nation to hold the line against further encroachments upon the rights of the slates.—James F. Byrnes, former secretary of state. « • • We should lose no time working oul a broader area of co-opcralion In atomic mailers wiih Britain and Canada.—David E. LJllcnthal, chairman of U. 5. Atomic Energy Commission. • » • I have Information that Russia has been to the Antarctic with unnamed ships and powerful planes. Whether they are after uranium I can't say.—Rear Adm. Richard B. Byrd. * * • * On the basis ol what I think some of us know,' this nation couldn't light Its way out ol a paper bag if war broke out tomorrow.—Sen. Harry p Cain (R-, Wash.). Whither Awayi TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 194* Bolshevists Extend Controls To Third of World in 32 Years The DOCTOR SAYS the common complaint of back- There Is always a problem In diagnosis for anyone who complains of a backache. Sometimes the causes may be obvious, but often It is extremely difficult Uj trace, it is Int. possible to name all of the A!b!e ™pwKr« f»LiV??), i. ' the Problem is of tentifylng the cau sc . Sprains, dislocations, fractures rulses, or a rupture of the disk or «• lH S e which separates the bones of the spine may all produce back- n-,in < n iv,'~"u"V can account'for pain in the back, one leg shorter than tlte other, flat feet and bad seatins belong ,„ thls , M ^ n ^ times backache may come from a defective structure which was prrs- Political Experts See Farm Votes on Fence As Trend in Postwar Prices is Downward By Douglas Larscn NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON'—The real reason why both political parties have been wooing the farm vote with such ardor is now revealed. An official report of the-Depar(mcnt of Agriculture proves that ,1049 has been a major turning point In postwar farm prosperity. No violent downswing Is predicted. But all reliable indications point to a general downward trend. As a result It is believed that the farm vote Is now sitting on the fence shrewdly walling to see which pas- lure looks most fertile for the future. The following statements tell the atory: .. . . • < . "tn 1J40 land values declined for the first time in more than a flec- ade, led by greater declines in prices of fnrm products and In net incomes. "The Index {1935-30 equals 100) prices received for farm products averaged 239 during the first nine nonths of 1949 compared with 273 or the same period a year earlier n other words, from 1B4S to ID<9 he index of prices of 'farm.'products declined 34 points, while the arm cost rate went down only sev- n pnln'-s. "Lower prices of fnrm products >nd comparatively high cost rates i'Uh resulting high operating costs In 1949 are definitely lowering farmers net returns. "Farm wage rates are averaging less in 1949 than a year ago. Thk Is the first decline iti average wage rates since the big increases In the war and postwar years. "Farm income in 1050 Is expected to decline again." Evidence. Slums Decrease A stud-" of areas and types of farms gives varying reasons for expected drops in farm Income.';. The draught In the Northeast this summer will cause high feed costs for the dairy fanners there. The report estimates that this year will wind '.ip with net rash returns "on commercial family-operated dairy farms in this area an average of $700 [ess than in 1018." Grain farmers, it predicts, will have lower net returns because 'of lower crop yields and grain prices and continued high costs of operation, maintenance and depreciation." Average net return on family- operated wheat farms is expected to be down around S2500 or less for '1(1 than It was in '48. By no means do any of these Indicators point to hard limes for tne American farmer, the report stresses. It says that even with the drops in Income "the farmers' net returns are expected to ave around three times the prewar." in sriite of this, and the fact thru the average rate earned on farm report offers a word of warning to U.S. farmers. It says, "while farm returns continue high, substantial payments on principal ore advisable in order to be In the best pos- slole position If refinancing becomes necessary." Good Weather Seen • Many good signs for the farmer are also revealed in the report It says that this year the supply' of farm labor was generally adequate enough to do all farm jobs well and on time. With one' exception this condition Is expected to continue out at birth but which did not produce symptoms or pain for many '"?ars. Need E\ammat!on Until the cause of backache has been found the proper treatment cannot he started. Physical examination and examination of the nerves fa necessary. X-ray examination ol the spine is essential to determine the cause In most cases. The angle at which the film is taken must "he directed by an expert so that it will show exactly what is necessary. Heat, massage, exercises, support by means of corsets or braces and bandages, rest under favorable circumstances, and similar measures are all part of the treatment for certain kinds of backache. If the trouble Is in a Joint, an operation may be necessary to fuse the bone When there is a ruptured disk between the spinal bones or a tumor surgery may be the only way to bring relief. • « « Note: Dr Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day lie will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. • • * QUESTION: Is a blood pressure of 160 dangerously high for a man aged 39? ANSWER: It Is tco high, but one would want to know whether it was ..uuuiuuii is expected to continue would want to know whether it was rfih 11 ' he r ° St ° f ' he fa " harve ' it constantly 160 or only occasionally ....u u *,ii me iK^t ui me lan Harvest i and the remainder of the year. The execution Is the western part of the cotton belt "where another bumper crop Is being gathered and farmers may encounter difficulty In obtaining all the experienced cotton pickers they would like to have." And with Industrial emuloyment expected to be leveling riff in 1950 it Is predicted "that the.supply of workers available for both seasonal and year-round farm jobs will be greater than for this year." There Is encouragement given to the farmer on the prospect of farm machinery prices. This year they Yesterday was the 32nd aiinlvr sary of the Bolshevist revolution that overthrew the Czarlst govern riicnt and established a Red reglmt which In the succeeding generation has extended Its domination to >1 most a third of the globe. It Is one of history's most amazlmr conquests. Not only has Soviet Russia created the huge Red bloc ul nations which owe allegiance to Moscow, but agents have penetrated even the uncivilized parts of tht world to establish bolshevist cella which pledge their fealty to Mos- 7 hc clller weapons employed In this "world revolution" have been ideological persuasion and outright force. Of these the strong-arm method has been responsible for most of (he success. World War n of course assisted greatly, slnr*« numerous countries both in AslW and Europe were occupied by So viet troops, thereby establishing Immediate Russian control. Britain's Socialist Prime Minister Attlee adds another weapon which mustn't be overlooked. He says Hussla is using iu United Nations veto as an "Instrument of power politics and for furthering the imperialistic aims' of the Soviet Union. Attlcc ' m u. , l hls charee '" •* S P«<* In which he also cited Czechoslovakia, plight as an example of Russian methods. Cites Czechs n Example The prime minister gave Czechoslovakia as "an example of democratic practice between the war." which has now been "reduced to (he status of such countrlej u u s ? ?• Polan< ' »nd Romania, which have never had much mort than a facade of democracy" Czechoslovakia does Indeed provide an excellent example of how Bolshevism works. She cannot of course be put In" the «ame clan with some of the Balkan states which still are primitive In man* respects. The Czechoslovakia which was created at the end of World War I was a thriving, democratic concern with «n enlightened «nd peace-minded population. Then came the second world war and Russian military occupation toward the close of the conflict Sln-t (hat time the country h«§ been largely Sovietized. President Benes co-founder of the republic, died an broken-hearted man. Foreign Mm-™ ister Jan Masaryk. son oT the "father of the republic," met * mysterious end In a fall from • high window. Regimentation of the public began Immediately. Early in October arrests of small businessmen and other middle class elements was begun with the apparent Idea of wiping out the middle class. Several thousand people were Jailed In Prague Such arrest.'! now are reported to be. spreading through the i.u, iti. w uc_ spreading inrougn the — Many people have" a Ingh blood provinces, and people are said to pressure when they are excited by be getting sentences of two years an examination which is normal.or "• ' J •-'nearly so the rest of the time. '" , ;--. -: ...... - •••" rces. s year they expected to average were the highest on record Pro"""" "'" ------ ..... - rcni estate investments in 1949 are considerably higher than the is- terest rate on farm mortgages, the IN HOLLYWOOD lly Ersklnc Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent The stars just can't stay out of the headlines. Between Bogart's panda bear episode, and Shirley Temple divorce, Rita Hayworth's baby announcement and the crack-up of the Bctte Davis marriage, I don't know what the public is thinking. But I know what Hollywood Is thinking. ' It's the same old excuse—t h e front Pic's or Belle Davis'):""""' 1 Cm " Hubby came home one night minus the wedding ring he'd been wearing ever since their double nns ceremony. She accused him of tRkmg it off. He claimed he lost «. bhe went home to mama. The ring was lost-but was found tnrce weeks too late. Short, short: W:lch hired same thing happens every day in "',, ",.."„ a muslc sU:dcnt big and small towns all over !*;?.* "choral group for tl America but the storks seldom'^ Smlth show ' Hc i usl '"" rfnrl. Inn llnirlllnni. I nCr HHHin tn r-n-clar ...UK n:. America but the storks seldom reach the headlines. Probably true. But as long as there are movie stars, their cscapa-Jes will be In bold type. Yet headlines seldom hurl the boxiifficc. Bob Mitchum, for example, h,.s more [[raving power now than before his name was splallcrci) all over flic frulil pases. Maybe the film industry would be wiser to stop trying to convince the hinterlands that Hollywood Is populated with "ordinary" people, admit it has the world's best side show, arid let it go at thai. A leg Injury suffered by Clark Gable during the war is giving him trouble again. The limb is not responding as It should to treatment. - . . John Fontaine hasn't yet given up hope of a reconciliation with Bill Dozier . . . Howard Hughes is out to buy all the outstanding RKO stock." He w;int,s complete control . . . After a (ong-drawn- out court battle, !>ct>gy Ann Darner will remain In Hollywood with her father. He molhei Is moving east. Incompatible Let's hope "Rock island" and "Singing Guns" will never be double billed. Jelf Corey plays Abe Lincoln in the- former and the ditty villain In the latter, Frightening notes: A Hollywood novelty store Is selling "Bogart Panda" liears. I New York hair stylisls arc pro- ' dieting pink hair for milady. ; A Paris film critic rliatlrii producer Waller Wagner to rlucl for qurMionin: his ah! after he panned "Juan uf Arc, In IM5. Robert music student to he red again to co-star with Bine (•">;>»• {„ -M,.. Music." Her name then ar.d now is Dorothy Kirslen. M-G-M wants to borrow Doris "ay (or a G:ne Kclley filmusical • • . Dorothy Shay finally made the snuie at the Pasadena Community Playhouse with a guest singing ap- duction next year is expected to catch up with demand and :t should see the end of the sellers' market. And with this dealers are expected to offer better prices for trade-ins than in recent years. four hands, but If I dfd that today I would spoil the whole slory in connection with today's hand. While at the Cavendish club In New York, the other ni»ht, I saw Sale Spingold. He was telling me about today's hand. He wrote It out 75 Years Ago In Blvthevillo — Miss Kathryn Greene, Mrs. Elizabeth Greene. Mrs. Mary B. Greene, Mrs. Heffern and Miss Marion Hcf- fern of St. Louis, will arrive today to spend the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Borum anti family. Ivy w. Crawford was elected president of the Blytheville bar asso- iation at a dinner' last night at rum'and coalmine's. '' ' """* One Prague resident reported that his cousin had been sent to a uranium mine after a four-minute trial. He was convicted of listening to Western broadcasts and spreading them. Meantime the government has cracked down heavily on.the activities of the Catholic Church. All members of the hierarchy ' must swear, loyalty to the Red. government. Priests and nuns must accept state-paid salaries, and the AK 1097 V A K4 2 • AK Q7 + 7 N W E S ' Dealer * A Q J 6 5 V J 1083 » S 2 * AQ Rubber—Neither vul. South West North East I * Pass -I N. T. Pass 5 V Pass 7 A Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—? o onihc same stage but failed . . . trim?' r,r an r? hc ? ds ° U ' fpr another 6 ' - anrl tile corn huskcrs . . Marie Wilson is back Jusl ns you see It. He then said to me, "What should West lead?" That U the question I want to ask you. What should West lead? There are two different convcn- with regard to Now from -.«....- . *..,.^ »n,n tcgttiu IAJ ^natsnouJfl be Bob Hope are tops' led against a slam bid lhat has been h,,,*» r * ..„. doub!ed> nam( , Iyi the p^ Accs Convention and the Llghtner Convention. In the middle of the discussion Howard Schcnken came in. Several of us, In the meantime, had expressed our opinion as to what should be led. Schenken said, under the Four Aces Convention there was bcr. with that 'he cast, writers are working O n "My Friend irma Goes West." Ahbnll and Coslcllo? N'm that Ul lias announced an eaily starting date for "Harvey" I .u.nilcr when they'll announce'a "1" ?1 —"Harvey Meets the Invisible ' r Man" """'c i only one lead—a heart, in other j wonts, when East doubled, he a.sk- ed his aprtncr to lead the first Mde suil bid by dummy, but dummy in today's hand had bid four no trump. The only side suit that had been bid was hearts, by South, and that wa.s In response to a Blackwood bid. Schcnken. nevertheless, felt that East was asking for a heart lead. Echenken then pointed out that, according to the Llghtner Convention, against a seven bid. doubled, you should make an unusual lead. He dinner pointed out that if two •side suits have been bid there are times when you may have to guess which suit to lead. But, In today's hand, using the Llghlncr Convention the unusual, lead would be the licart suit which'had been bid by I ho Trsas Sheep and Goal rmiers Association ,rrrscnlc.1 Nukr Junes with the goal Hint '>n Nis-l rirue at the Texas state r this v(.., r . Spike Is n-nnilcr- "i whether it's anything |lcr . McKENNEY ON FPir>f?E »V \VIHIiim 1C „..,.,, Amnica's Card Aulhnrlly Written for NK,\ Service to Lend a Slam Hid 1 know (hat a (treat many or my ';'<!<•« ,\n not like to see just (wo h»..dj. They lliluuu ttl. A Ullltlcr last nlttht at -~< JV ' •'*>«*'• -^nlvi onmjlra, rtllu tile Hotel Noble. Mnx B. Reid was - am-! K° v ernment takes control of all cd vice-president and Faye Me-1 cllurch administrative, financial Haney was chosen as secretary-' " 11ct appointive affairs, treasurer. . - Tn tills manner has Czechoalo- W. w. Holipcter and son Rush I ! al;la , bcen mi «^ »" unwilling mem-iT* attended to'business in Memnhts' ' ' the Sovlet blco - The. com- v ~ today. .. '"""pins lm , niz i n g o( tnjs s t ur dy. little nation is atypical of Bolshevist methods which have operated with luch East is void In hearts. In discussing the hand with Nate, he said this was the actual bidding. efficiency In so many other countries. Wllh the foregoing background, it is easy to understand why .the Ullit ed States government last Prl T then asked him what lead did they make against him. Nate said, "I wish I could be a hero and tell \ ^ ~ o->- --•" —* -.--. you they led somcthin» el=e but I d!iy im P° sc(l rigid controls on ship- they did lead a heart and my'con- me "^ 0( " rat f.gtc goods to the whol. tract was dpfnafcH " v n ,, i .. world . excepting Canada, to pre- s not, verv niton ti,,. ' 'H vent re-shipments to the . Soviet is not very o ten that you can get, I bloc. The .strategic goods concerned a player to give you an interesting ' are largely Industrial Items which hand in which he got the worst of • might contribute to She Soviet "war "• potential." Movie Actress the declarer The reason I could not v,rml nui to nive .11 i "•'" ucu:lrcr ' lne reason I could not , w ! ' vc a " I PVO you tht r«t of the curds U Uiat HORIZONTAL I Depicted actress, Charmaine 7 Her dancing is featured on the 13 Interstice !•) Handled 15 Rod'ent 1C Slays -18 Light touch 19 Written form of Mister 20 Land parcel 21 Father 22 Sorrowful 24 Babylonian deity 25 Attempt 27 Dance step 23 Each (ab.) 29 Any 30 Part of "be" 31 Within 32 Paid notices 33 Seine 35 Written form of Mistress 36 Knock 38 Mystic syllable 39 Shade tree 42 Italian river 43 Male sheep 45 Test 47 She 48 Idolizes 50 Withdraw 52 Dormant 53 Fondle VERTICAL 1 Injures 2 Biblical mountain 3 Rot by exposure 4 Chinese porcelain SWapili 6 Train Irack 7 Seasoning SCras node sumendus (ab.) 9 Rupees (ab.) 25 Sweet potatoes 41 Refuse from 10 Consume 11 Russian storehouses 12 Asiatic kingdom 17 Behold! 23 Fears 24 Flag 27 Ache 32 Spanish fleet 34 Small candles 35 Righteous 37 Minute skin openings 39 Formerly 40 Weight grapes 44 Witticism 45 Number 46 Meadow 47 Hasten 49 Of the thlnj 51Tr»nspos« (ab.)

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