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PACK EIGHT BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK,) COtTOTER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COUfeIEK NEWS THC COURIER Kiwi co. H. W KALNEB, PuDUihtf JAMES L, VERBOEFF. Bditor PAUL O. HUUAN. AdvertUioi VUn*«OT Sol* National Ad»erU»in« RtptweautlTM: Wall»c» Witmer Co, New York. Chic**o, Detroit, AtUnU. Uemphi*. Entered u Mcond clui mattet tt th« port- efflce »t fllytheville, Arkansas, under *et at Centre*. Octobw ». 1»17. or Th» AUOCUCM SUBSCRIPTION fiATBS: By carrier la the city ol BlyUitiUl* et mj luburfcan town where carrlei Mrvlc* It maintained, 20c per week, 01 B5c pei moiitb By mail, within a radius oi 60 cnliM M.UO per year, (2.00 tor six months, $1.00 for three montha; bj mail outside 50 mlJt tone 110.00 pej ye»i pajablf In advance. Meditations So we, belnr "uny, arc on« body In Christ, and every one member* ene of Another. — Homana One sole God; One aole ruler — HU Law; One sole interpreter of that l*w — Humanity. — MazzinJ. Barbs A writer says people arc getting harder to fool. Yet think how many still vole lor the wrong candidates. * * • . ' • A Nebraska man tried io kill himself three tlm«s In one week and failed. He probably wm never »uccea*ful «.t anything. * * * There is a. saliva test to Ull whether a. race horse ha* been doped. An easier way would be to bet on the horse. * * * In love letteff "x" nuuk* the.spot whrrr a man kiMM his liberty and hh weekly pay check «o*dby. , . , : * * » We all know that sourness spoils milk, it's loo bad more people don't know that It has the same effect on people. - ; Heavy Traffic Causes Tough Highway Problem This is the greatest production year in the history of.the automobile industry.: In less than 10 months the motor makers have turned oitt 5,359,000 cars *nd trucks, smashing the 20 7 year record established in booming 1929. Th« new peak was achieved despite numerous work^stoppages. A shutdown forced by th» current steel and coal •triksi could not spoil the record, al, though »om» txperts predict the factories will lose easily a month's output through depletion of their .steel stocks. •-' The best guess now is that final . 1949 production figures will range elose to 5,800,000 units. And this huge outpouring must somehow; be accommodated by already congested highways. »nd ; parking facilities throughout the country. What curve production will follow in the years ahead no one can tell for sure, of course. But Sumner Slichter,. veteran economist, forecasts in the current Atlantic Monthly that by 1980 there will be two cars for every family in the United States. That would put the automobile population somewhere above 80,000,000, as compared with the present 41,000,000. Even if only half this gain is realized, it will place burdens upon the nation's road network that will make today's traffic difficulties look like child's play. Some time soon the country is going to have to come to grips with this prospect in a far more realistic fashion than.it has ever exhibited to date. As Fortune Magazine points out in its November issue, the improvements made in our highway system since the war ended have put it ba.ck about where it was in 1933—in terms of general condition and-adequacy. We still have the 1933-19<19 lag to make up belore we start keeping pace with current advances in traffic volume. As traffic mounts and population multiplies in our big cities, the cost of highway development becomes staggering. Every evidence indicates that normal sources of revenue will fall way short of meeting the needs of a sound system. Either the nation must be prepared to face a stiff addition to its general tax bill or it must accept broader use of toll highways to get tiie required ux- pansion. Government officials frown on toll roads as wasteful, duplicating, and an extra tax burden on motorists. Bui stale alter slate is turning to them for the answer to Ihe pressing traffic puzzle. Tolls seem easier to impone thai> ne\i general levies. The outlook is no brighter when it comes to parking facilities. Cars by the thousands converge every day on the downtown areas ot giant centers like New York, Chicago »ud Los Ange- le§. Th« flow in »nd out resembles the Sunday crawl that has long plagued holiday drivers. But the.worst problem is that too often there is no place lo put the car once you get it downtown. A few cities have developed big underground garages as partial solutions. But unless huge new facilities are created soon in many places, the 'downtown areas are likely to lose more and more business lo outlying sectors where parking is possible. Someone recently suggested the ultimate dilemma lo which we may some day come in this jam-iuickeil automobile age: a man will buy a car in a downtown showroom and find that he can't get it on the street to drive home. Maybe we ought to be glad steel shortages, will cost us that one month's production. That's 500,000 fewer cars lo clog the highways by Christmas. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1949 I Views of Others The Winnah! A heavyweight bout somewhat out of the ordinary has featured the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Biythevllle and Mississippi County, Ark., versus the Huron Chamber of Commerce and Kern County, Calif. They have been throwing claims composed or stallstlcs on cotton at each other with the county cotton producing championship at stake. White state and local pride are engaged, the fact remains that Biythevllle and Huron each stage annually the "national cotton picking championship." It is at least remotely possible that tnese events were not entirely outside the sphere ol consciousness while the fight was on. In any event, tiie Department ot Agriculture suddenly decided to act as referee, it cites official figures for 1348 to show Mississippi County ginned 292,807 running bales and Kern County 281,813 .bales. The winnahl Mississippi County by 10,894 bales I —The Memphis Commercial Appeal. Triumph at the Hague Agreement between the Netherlands and Indonesian conferees at The Hague'is a triumph tor reasonableness, as personified by the United Nations, and for the force of good example. It began to come into being perhaps as Inr back as the United Slates' grant of independence to the Philippines in 19-16. India's independence, granted by Britain in 1947, became a model for it. The United Nations' persistent pressure away from force and in behalf of a reasoned settlement made those good examples prevail despite ses-ert and prolonged discouragements. Between AUK. 11, 19-15, when the Indonesians declared their independence from the Dutch crown, »nd hist Aug. 23, a period of four years, both sides have insisted upon more than they have now agreed to. The Dutch, having tried twice to impose a settlement on Indonesia by force of arms, have been compelled to recognize world opinion and grant the islands sovereignty. The Indonesians, seeing a newly liberated India freely choose to remain in the British Commonwealth for its own advantage, have accepted « less impetuous and less drastic transition to Independence Ibnn they first, insisted upon. Their need for technlciansVaild capital, their vulnerability to the spreading Communism in China, and their lank of a Navy, a breach In theli powers of self-defense, make the continued tie •with Ihe Dutch > slrategem of common sense. Time and time again during the two months of conferences at The Hague the two countries were »l an impasse. As late as Monday night, the entire effort, was' threatened with collapse over the Indonesians' demand for Dutch New Guinea to be included in the prospective United States of Indonesia. Even now the agreement could be upset by failure of either the Dutch or the Indonesian parliament to ratify it—though ratification Is expected narrowly—or by dispute over the New Guinea question when It arises again, under the lerms of tbe agreement, within a year. But while it may be too early to count the chickens, the eggs are undeniably gathered in the basket. It will be a great day for Holland, »mS for Indonesia, and for Hie rising ability ol men to use their brains to think Instead of their hands to kill, when the United States ol .Indonesia is hatched. ^ —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY I think we must ruthlessly eliminate anyone from the National Military Establishment who does not believe In unification, and will not accept decisions lo unify when they are made.—Gen. Mark Clark, chief of Army field forces. » # * The 81st Congress differs from his (Truman's) philosophy just as much as did Hie Both. —Sen. Roben A. Taft (R., Ohio). * » * A strong, vigorous year-around organization, based on the precincts, is the only formula 1 know for political success.—Guy Gabrielson, Republican national chairman. « « » I don't want a bunch of yesmen around me. If you don't agree with me, I want you to say so —even if It costs you your Job.—Mike Cuiil/., Hollywood director. » * • Russia never tells in advance what 11 Is going to do.—Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vlsmn- sky. » » • The business readjustment alter World War II has been gradual and orderly. During the postwar period there has been neither excessive credit expansion nor excessive speculation.—Edward J. Poley, Jr., undersecretary of Ihe treasury. • » • Individual Income Is al ttie highest peak In the history of Ihe Counlry,—Secretary ot the Treasury John W. Snyder. Winners in Every Conflict Humanizing of Federal Statistics is Newest Field of Endeavor for Taxpayers Hired Hands Rr Douglas I.arsen XEA Stuff Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Uncle Sam is trying to put a little human interest in his statistical reports. But 'the question arises as lo whether or not enough human Interest exists in the world to make a n y difference to • federal statistics. As far as the maii-in-the street goes, a free home-freezing unit with each wage-and-hour report, for Instance, probably wouldn't be inducement enough to get him to read it through. let alone inspire him to try to figurrf out what it means. To (hose unfamiliar with the bureaucratic method of presenting figures, sparrow tracks in the snow make mote sense. Usually Die qualifications In the repolli take up more space than the fig- res. But in spile of the lethal effect of federal digit juggling practically all of American industry and life now are tuned lo Oricle Sam's numbers. Businessmen and farmers are constantly poking criticism at. the government for plaguing them with questionnaires anil They're Important Reports From government statistical reports a businessman caii figure out Just exactly how he .is doing in relation to his competitors. Most big retail sales campaigns are, planned with one eye on such things as local prosperity and population shifts, as reported by Uncle Sam. Farmers plan next year's crops from the Department of Agriculture production reports. Big kick of the persons who have had to make it their business to interpret government statistics I s the lack of uniformity in them. That's the new appeal they're now frying to add,' plus some simplification. A special office has been set up in the-Bureau of the Budget to do the job/The Idea is lo get standard terminology and classification which Will be adopted by all the agencies. When a farmer gets a report on Ihe number• of horses in the US. the term "horses" means one thing. When the' owner oJ a glue factory gets a report from the Department of Commerce on the number of horses there are, "hor.ses" means another thing. That 'type of thing forms to be filled out for statistical is what they're trying to eliminate -•-• . i purposes. Actually the farmers ar.d businessmen have been mostly re- ponsible for the government gathering more facts and figures. . The stock market is affected as current employment figures are released. The salaries of hundreds of thousands of workers are pegged directly' ort the Department of Labor's cost-of-living index. On long- range production contracts the government's wage - rate play an important part. Another goal is to gel statistics lo reveal more pertinent Information for those who need it. Typical' complaint is that they tell you everything except exactly what you want lo know. A manufacturer will want to find out how many tractors were shipped to Europe last year, and query the Department of Commerce. Chances are they will be able to tell him how many wheel I chairs went, over-and how many teases of chewing tobacco, were sent, but tractors will be lumped togetber with all "powered farm mobile machinery" and he can't, Speculation Concerning Fate Of Gandhi's Assassins Grows Th« DOCTOR SAYS By Krtwln P. Jordan, M. ». WrlUen for NEA S.rvice The neart has four chambers which contain blood. When the muscular walls of these chamoers contact, the blood Is pushed from one chamber into the other. Valves are present Inside the heart which keep the blood from flowing back into the chamber from which the blood has just been expelled. If the valves fail to hold the blood back as they should, some goes the wrong way. When Ihe doctor listens over the heart in such cases he hears a sort of rushing sound which Is calU ed a murmur. For example, in some children the growth of the heart and the valves between the heart chambers do not quite keep In 'step so that a slight murmur can be heard even when the valves are really normal. This kind of murmur Is "functional" and is not serious. It disappears as the youngster grows old- r. More serious are the murmurs Br DeWIlt MacKentie AP Foreign Affalri Ana];. Next Tuesday the law of India U scheduled to exact the death peiialj ty on the gallows from two HinduJ for the «,5sassinatlon on JanuarJ 30, 1948, of Mahalma Gandhi, one oi the greatest spiritual leaders ol all time. If any one «igm to be hangedl surely (hat fate should befall Nara-| yan V. Godse, whose hand held the pistol which fired the fatal shots and his fellow conspirator, Narayanl B. Apte. Theirs was a crime whlchl not only India but the world all large cannot forgive. By all odds they should be punished, still, as one.who knew lh«| stainlly little Mahatma, I believe ill he could make hts wishes known hel would ask that Hie sentencfli of I death be commuted. ^| I I Indeed Gandhi rendered his per-1 sonal verdict even as he died. Hel was walking across the lawn of his I prayer meeting grounds in New! Delhi, lo attend a gathering of hul followers, .when the assassin struck.l As the 18-year old Mahatma sank I under the impact of two or morel bullets he raised his hand to Godse In Ihe Hindu sign of forgiveness. That Is what would be expected! which come from abnormal valves • from the man who once told mel which are defective either because that his greatest inspiration had I get his answer. Steps Already Taken The first concrete step in making the overall improvements has been taken in the Department of Labors' employment statistics reports. They have been revised to conform with postwar shifts in manufacturing, niiide to conform to the reports of the Social Security Board and Interstate Commerce Commission, and are supposed to be more accurate. And for the first time the child was born that way or from disease. The valve deformities present at birth are comparatively rare and can usually be'discovered quite early. Most of Ihe valve Iroubles which cause murmurs In childhood and youth are caused by rheumatic fever. Even this, however, can be so mild that nothing serious ever develops. Calls for Rest Rheumatic fever injures the heart valves by causing growths on the lips or cusps of the valves so that they cannot- close completely. If the damage to the heart valves has been severe .the murmur may mean that physical activity has to be curtailed. However, In many cases the growths are small and not active and even though they have produced enough damage to cause a murmur to be heard, the heart is able to do its job without trouble. In each case the cause of a murmur should be investigated. Merely hearing a murmur in the heart, however, does not always mean that ordinary exercise has to be eliminated, or that a shorter life is in the Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one ol the most frequently asked questions in his column. QUESTION: What could been Christ's Sermon on the Mount. I This being the attitude of a life-1 long exponent of non-violence, one I wonders'whether the Indian govern-1 ment may yet intervene to prevent! the hangings, and commute the' sentences to Imprisonment. Should any move of this sort be I made It would have to be Initiated I officially by Prime Minister Jawa-1 harlal Nehru, who Monday finish-1 ed his lengthy visit in America and I flew back to India. Nehru was I Gandhi's devoted diciple and held I the Mahatma in deepest reverence I and love. Nehru once characterized | Gandhi thus: '•He has changed the face of In- I dla, given pride and character to a cringing and demoralized people, built up strength and consciousness | in the masses and made the Indian : problem a world problem." It was Nehru who mounted the j gate.s to the grounds where Gandh\ | was slain and assured the a thousands that they would I chance to see their "Bapuji" lilt- ! tie lather). And Nehru sobbed in his grief as he spoke. The question of clemency would rest with Governor General Rajago- palachari, who would act on any recommendation made by Prime Minister Nehru and his cabinet. inxSfcs liavB a . Next January 26 India will become a republic, but the present com- : monweallh setup exists until then, cause An appeal for a new trial already ; employment figures are being sup- ! P»"> in tne to P o£ tne head ' on ha * been «jected by the British plied for the motion picture industry, the banking business, department stores and ' other non- manufacturing- activities. Probably the most important change being worked out is in the cost-of-living Index. The index has been, computed on what was a fair cross-section of the expenses of the average family in the years 1934-36. Buying habits have changed since then. The price of rayon hose for women used to be an important indicator, for example. Now the price of nylon hose is more important. Most important item which has changed in a family's expenses is rent.: It has been held down by controls while everything else has risen. In computing the rent factor in .the Index, a basic adjustment is obviously needed. It is estimated that it will take three years'to modernize the index. It will cost more than $1,000,000. The whole government statistical revamping Job probably won't be accomplished before 10 years. awakening followed by extreme fatigue after breakfast? •• ANSWER: OnejCan only.guess at this. It may possibly be associated with a low blood sugar or some other disturbance of metabolism. Public Housing Units Turned Over to City FORT WORTH, Tex., Nov. 9—(.T) —Twenty federal public ^ housing units In Russellville, Ark., now are I the property of that city, to be IN HOLLYWOOD Bj Ersklne Johnson NEA' SUff CorrMpunil.nl HOLLYWOOD —{NEA)— Ginger Rogers surprised a lot of people. play together. How about a movie frst? including herself, I think, when she accepted that role in "Stem Cen-, Elopement rumors about Jack ter" which Lauren Bacall turned | Carson and Lola Allbright are down. It wasn't so long ago thai j slightly premature. He's still mar- Ginger wouldn't even consider a j rie(| aUnol ,g h separated, singer Kay St. Germaine. . about "1 script that wasn't tailor-written for from . Tal- hoping to get Warner Brothers mad enough to tear up her contract. A friend was ribbing Marie Wilson about her dog. Mr. Hobbs, following theft of a J60M mink coat from her home. ."A fine walcli dog," he salri. "You go to Giro's and a burglar comes into your home and steals your mink." "Oh," explained Marie, "the dog was at Giro's guarding ME." Unpredictable Lana Turner: Slie was holding hands with Bob Topping at the LaRue. Five minutes later she rushed to the powder room for a good cry. No explanation. rtfnly of nnfilm^rt drama he- hind the suspension of ^Alexis Smith for turning rtovrn' "The Shoplifter" at III, »nd htr rr- placrment by Andrea Kinff. Alexis nlxert Ihe part, scream- lah? Story." Wouldn't wonderful Tallu- Holly wood's documentary, on tbe-spot filming methods has a I new convert in veteran director Henry King. King shot most of "The Prince of Foxes" on location In ftaly and now says: "I h»le jels. I'll never slmnl a picture on * sound stage If f ran help It" * * • Obeservation by Harry Cimring: "Designers of women's clothes describe the new fall fashions as having the feeling of movement. If they are referring to the sirap- less gown. I know just what they mean. The direction is down." WHAT A COMBINATION McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Uy William E. MrKcitncy America's Canl Authority Wrillcn for NEA Service Search Hid Turns Into the Real Thing Today's hand was one given to me at the Cavendish club by Leo Roet of New York, who, with Ruth Gilbert ot Philadelphia, won the World's Championship Masters Pair i event in Chicago this summer. Leo A None V QB42 # K Q 10742 + Q J6 used veterans' housing. The announcement was made by B. F. Vinson, district FPHA director. of spades. Leo suddenly realized that West had only two spades, so he \von the second trick with the ace. He ran his six diamond tricks. During the course of discarding West got himself down to the blank ace and king of hearts and three clubs lo the king. Leo now threw West in with a heart. West retuni- eda club, which Leo won. He now played anothe rheart and West, alter winning this trick, was forced to lead another club. In this way Leo wa.s able to make four no trump on the hand lor a top score on the board, which helped him and his partner to win the championship. Privy Council in London. It will be interesting to see what j happens. . . j 75 Years Ago I In Blvtfieviffe— ! Mr. and Mrs. W. D. McClurkln i and Miss Rosa Hardy left today ! for Little Rock where they will • attend the State Teachers Meet- i ing. Miss Hazel Sample, Miss Rose ' Spink, Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, '. George Hunt and Hunter Steadman will join them in Little Rock tomorrow. ' Mr. and Mrs. Bill Trotter and family-'have gone to Paragould where they will make their home. Mr. Trotter who has been enga in Radio work here will be ^Vi- nected. with the Radio staOon there. In observance of the annual week of prayer and self denial the Presbyterian women will have daily prayer meetings in the homes of their members this week. Gunman Courteous ' MEMPHIS, Nov. 9. f.Tj—The gunman was coiirtcous as he backed ->u* of a liquor store with $250 loot yesterday. "I sure hope you have th!s Insured,'' he told a store employe. The loss was covered. f Denizen of the Deep Answer to Previous Puzzle I Danny Kaye and Humphrey Bo| gart may wind lip In a fi]m together at Warners. The word is out lo find a slory to fit Ihe two. Marilyn Maxwell goes on another ing thiu she's not^a heavy—the role i lour next month. Geraldine Brooks , _... ,_.._ - ., _. js ^^ bacl _ Hes[ week aficr six months in Italy. She starred in (wo films there.' . . . Columbia Is making nothing but money with ; reissue of "Adam Had Four Sons.' At (he lime of Its release 10 years ago Hi l\vo leading ladles. IngrW rlerpman ai\d Susan Hayward, were practically unknowns. would have put her on the wront; side of Ihe lasv. Andrea vvns having lea with friends when she received a call from her agent to rush over lo UI. It was Ihe Ilrst she knew thai Ihe role was hers. That's how fast things happened. DON'T Bl.USH Virginia Malson reports a starl- lirg marquee sign: an " SMtch: Dana Andreas hopes lo independent film afler doing "Edsp of Doom" for Goldwyn. He's.writing the story himself — an adventure yarn about Ihe while dictator.of a small Island In Ihe South Seas. Farley Grantor and Shelley Winters wsnt to do a New York film panics have been rushing lo Italy ti make movies. Now Anson Bond wll produce 'The Vicious Years," wllh an alt-Italian background, In Hollywood i The life of an adult worker bee riurtne the active summer is abou six weeks. * A6-I V J 7 5 » A83 * A 1074 Tournament—E-W vu). South West North Rast I * ' » 2 * Pass 3 « Pass 3 N. T. Pass Opening lead—* Q < is a serious type of bridge player. While I fun sure you will think there is a misprint In the bidding, let me assure you that this is just the way it went in the championship event in Chicago. Leo said, when the bidding came around to him the second time, he wondered why nobody had bid spades, so he tried to find out the location of the spade holding wllh his bid oi three no trump. He expected to be doubled in which case, of course, he would run back to diamonds, but was very much surprised when everybody passed. He now had -.visions ot a horrible botom score on the board. East opened with the queen of spades. Leo pla.yed low from dummy and West overtook the trick with the king. He returned the seven HORIZONTAL I Depicted fish 8 It has a mouth 13 Interstices 14 Come in 15 Pedal digit 16 Puff up 18 Female sheep 19 Ruthenium (symbol) 20 Antagonistic 22 Half an em 3 Driving command 4 Field officer (ab.) 5 Ileum (comb, form) 6 Salts 7 Warmth 8 Stagger • 8 Atop lOShoshonean " Indian II Most recent 26 Type ol poelry 44 Forearm bon< 23 Domestic slave l2 Wet 25 Round plale 17 Palm lily 27 Expensive 28 Curse 29 Chemical 20 Greek hero 21 Esau's descendants 30 Thousands (ab.) 31 Lutecium 32 Ibidem {ab.) 33 Brother of Cain (Bib.) 35 Bound 38 Be borne 39 Unbleached 40 Railroad (ab.) 41 Greets , 47. Measure of: . area 48 It resemble* the 50 Panama seaport 51 Full of . ' (suffix) 52 Soil 5* Dispositions 58 Annoy 57 Worshipers VERTICAL 1 Detestation 2 Waken 24 Secured 33 Take inlo custody 34 Two-banked galley 36 Expunger 37 Compulsion 42 Measure of land 43 Behold! 45 Leaping amphibian 46 Within (comb, form) 49 Meadow 51 Mineral rock 53 While *5 Abraham's home (Bib.)

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