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PAGE FOUR BLTTHEYILLB (ARK.) COUHIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAT 90, TUB BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS TH« ^XXJRIER NEWS CO. H. w HAINES, Publisher HARRY A, HAINES, Aisistanl Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSOM, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Marnier Bolt Nation*! Adfertlsing Representative*: Wtllice Winner Co, New York, Chicago Detroit AUuU, Memphis. Entered M second class m»(ter lit the port- office »t Blytheville, Arkanui, under »cl ol Con- freM, October 8. Itl7 Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier U) the city ol Blylhevllle or anj luburban town where carrier service L> main. ulned, 20c per week, 01 85c pel nioiilh Bt mall, within a radius of SO miles *4.00 PCI jesr, »2.00 for sU months. tl.OO tor three monUis; by mail outside 60 mile ions. $10.00 per jear payable In advance Meditations Not of works, lest any man should boast.— Ephesfans 2:9. » * * We wound our modesty, and make foul Ihe clearness of our doservings. when of ourselves we publish them.—Shakespeare. Barbs Spring rains have been here for some time, but the verse is yet to come. * * + Every housewife has a calling, says a professor. Thai's what gets the kids Into the house for meals. * * * The beaches soon will be showing what the girls mean when tHry say they haven't a thing to wear. + * * Kids will be just as enthusiastic about school letting out for vacation as mothers won't. * * * Your ambition Is ailing if breakfast Is the only thing you get up for In the morning. Why Unknown Soldier's Tomb Bears No Scratch The tomb of the Unknown Soldier stands high above the Potomac on a grassy'slope in Arlington National Cemetery. Inscribed on its clean white marble are these words: . "Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God." Few memorials to our. war dead catch BO simply and nobly the,spirit of ded- ;Jcation we feel toward our, .fallen sons. Unhappily too much sentiment, too much • sculpture, too many words have often marred our memorials. In a year or so, there'll be a new tomb to the Unknown Soldier of World War II. Already the complex task of selecting soldiers from half a dozen major war theaters is under way. Every American must hope and pray that from beginning to end this labor is marked by the same elemental depth of feeling which guided the erection of the tomb honoring a fighting man of World War I. The homage we pay to unknown men is a far deeper thing than it might seem at first. It is a way of saying that, to a free people like ourselves, all life is dear. No man, known or unknown, must go unhonored in this land when he has sacrificed himself in its defense. That is why we do this. That is why the shining tomb in Arlington bears no scratch or flaw. That is why a soldier stands guard over the shrine 24 hours a day. The tomb is the evidence in stone of America's faith in man—any man. Symbol of Freedom Whether or not you have ever listened to a note of symphonic music, you must admire the irrepressible spirit and energy that have taken Arturo Toscani- ni, famed conductor, on a taxing nationwide tour at the age of 83. Toscanini, of course is a legend in the musical world In everything lie docs he seeks perfection His fiery devotion to great music is imparted to the men he leads. But Toscanini is more thna a symbol of the dedicated artist. He has lived by principle in all fields A lover of freedom, he refused tc play the Fascist anthem in Mussolini s Italy Time and again he stood firm against compromise with men who were bent un brutalizing human life. Statesmen might argue that an artist can afford the luxury of living by principle, since he doesn't have to enter- the brawling political arena where trade is the rule. Maybe that's Irue. But a courageous statesman never yields the whole way. And the example of a man like Tos- canini, clinging tenaciously to his beliefs, must surely hearten everyone who engages in the struggle for human betterment. once over lightly— By A. A- FredrlcfcsoD Inspired' by a cartoon til a recent Issue of * national magazine (this hot weather produces a lethargy that leads to Idea larceny), I have been contemplating the eternal pu/zlcr of is-thcre-or- isn't-there-Ilfe-on-Mars. Maybe I've been reading too many of these "so- lielp-me-I-saw-onc" stories about flying saucers. Anyway, I've been letting the Imagination toy with the impressions a Martian saucer pilot might get from a flight or two into this portion of the earth's atmosphere. Let's eavesdrop as a Martian saucer jockey reports to his squadron commander: Squndron Commander: "No 872C...You, with the dazed look. How about a report on your first flight to earth?" Saucer Pilot: "Uh...ottay. But you won't believe it." SO: "Why not? Never mint! First tell me If there are oeoplc on earth." SP: "Yeah—I mean yes. sir—they're there all right." SC: "Well, let's have It What are they like? What do they do? Whnt's their government like? How advanced Is their civilization? Do they appear to be intelligent beings?" SP: "Well, they're pretty funny-looking affairs. In that place called United states—that's where I patrolled—they are. anyway The males aren't nearly as Interesting, though. They wear about the same thing every year Some of tnem even wear coats and ties In hot weather. SC: "Ridiculous." SP: "Yeah. But you should see the females. Every time the season changes, they 'don't have a THING to wear.' One year they lengthen their garments, the next year they shorten them. Then the next year—longer again. Keeps the poor males In a cold sweat and a state of poverty. And their hats—brother! You think oui helmet antennae look funny. You ain't seen nuttln'. SC: 'TImmm. ..What did you find about what they do down there?" EP: "I can tell you but 1 can't explain It. They've got people called sociologists and psychiatrists and psychologists that do nothing but try to figure out why these earth characters do what Ihey tto. They're still figuring. As best I could tell, these enrthmen spend most of their time trying to out-slicker the other guy. They work up ulcers... SC: "Ulcers?" SP: "Ulcers, stomach disorder that eats holes In same. Anyway, they get ulcers worrying how to skin their fellow earthmen, what to tell their mates when they get home lat=, how to buy on the installment plan something else that they can't afford, and what's In it for 'em." SC: "What's in what for 'em?" SP: "Anything In anything. I told you they're an odd outfit. They even worry about worrying. These earthmen run each other down with old- fashioned vehicles called automobiles, they hold up banks, forge checks, beal. their wives, bet money on unpredlctabjeAfour-legged animals and'elect officials with votes;bought with cash and favors. They will do anything for a dollar—that's their money—and go nuts over a game called bas...' base.. .baseball. Almost as nuts as we're running 'cm with our 'saucers.'" SC: "Ummmm. ..I see—I think. Now, what about this group's government?" SP: "Believe me, you won't believe me. The capital Is a place called Washington and It'i i helluva spot to fly a 'saucer', over. The hot air coming off that place Is worse than the blast from a 'saucer's' jets But here's the pay-off— the federal bigwigs' idea ot government Is based on spending more money than it takes in." SC: "It's WHAT?" SP: "Thai's right. Deficit spending, they call It. It's all tied in with government controls. There's a fast-talking character named Truman at the head of it all. He goes artiund the country telling the people he's going to give them bigger Incomes, free medlcme, cheap power, government housing, more social security and just about anything else that they'd ordinarily have to work for" SC: "Sounds like quite a set-up, but—" SP: "But that isn't all Qet a load of the farm program this Truman and his cronies are trying to peddle. It's supposed to bring high Incomes for the farmers and low prices for the • consumer. Whenever a farmer can't sell his produce for what the government thinks he should get for It. the government pays him the difference between the selling price and the level sot by law." , SC: "Oh, come now..." SP: "No fooling. The Joker, of course, Is a little matter of taxes. The money this government wants to spend more of in order to give away inore Tree' services comes right out of the taxpayers' pockets. But a lot of earthmen are swallowing this sort of stuff. Poor chumps. Well, I guess that answers your last question, too." SC: "On whether or not these earthmen appear to be intelligent beings?" SP: "Yeah. I mean. yes. sir." SC: "That answers it all right. (Slowly shaking his head) H certainly docs." So They Say . . Yet Shall He Live"—St. John, 11-25 Indochina Htis Become Key Pointi in Far East By SIGKII) ARNE AP Foreijn Affairs Analyst (For DeWITT MacKENKlE) Promise of American aid to Indochina—just made by the State Department—could move the U. S. Into another political tangle as aggravated as the Greek troubles which this country tackled In 1917. Chinese Red troops are perched on the mountainous north border of The DOCTOR SAYS Chorea, or St. Vitus dance, is a curious condition about which much still has to be learned. It ieems to be related to rheumatic fever. A family tendency to the disease Is fairly common. Unusual:y bright children and those with a "highly strung" nervous system appear to be particularly susceptible. The Peter Edson's Washington Column — Commission Aims at Solution Of America's Water Problems WASHINGTON —<NEA>—Morris L. Cooke. chairman of President Truman's Water Resources Policy Committee' owns a little farm in Pa. It's in the Bucks County. H u n ti n g Owl Creek "watershed," to give it a fancy name. Hunting Owl Creek flows Into the Delaware River. The creek watershed covers about 1000 acres, in which are less farms. About 12 years ago, the farmer with the lowest land in the watershed came to see Mr. Cooke. He said he was getting kind of tired having his land flooded every spring, its fences swept away and a lot of driftwood and rubble piled In his meadow. He wondered If something couldn't be done about it. Mr. Cooke asked the Department EDSON than a dozen disease is somewnat more common In girls than In boys and affects principally those between five and 15 years of age. Some children with early signs of chorea do not appear to be ill but merely more awkward than usual. They are often scolded by their parents or teSchers for dropping things and showing other signs of poor muscular control without realizing that it is illness and not intention which is responsible. In mild chorea the general health is good, the muscles twitch only slightly and the speech and mental functions are not disturbed. Children with mild chorea frequently complain of fatigue. j Emotional disturbances, such as • easy crying anl nightmares, are often present. When the hands are held straight out in front with the fingers spread, the Jerky irregular movements of the muscles are characteristic and can be easily recognized by the experienced physician. In the severe form of the disease the movements involve a lot of muscles and the .youngster may not even be able to feed or undress themselves without help. Sometimes the speech Is affected and a child may not be able to taW at all for several days. The worst type of chorea is the [ndochini. And world itatestnw fear that If Indochina falU und*r .he shadow of Moscow, India and Indonesia will come under H*d pressure next. So little Indochina seems to have been chosen a* th« holding point, much as Greece wa* chosen in the Medlterannean. Until recently Indochina w»s a French dependency. Now It hai semi-independence, and lias bee* broken Into three small nations:* Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Vietnam is the most Important, and Jt Is there th#t the guerrilla warfart between native Reds and a combination of French troops and natives Vietnamese is being fought the most violently. 23 Million Vietnamese There are about 23,000.000 Vietnamese who live in an area about the size of Texas. Together tl» three nations form that sort of fat peninsula which hangs down from China toward Indonesia. Both political and military troubles will plague the American advisers who are, even now, flying to Saigon to see what can be done. Politically, the Vietnamese resent the French apron string to which they are still tied. Prance has reserved' for Itself direction of foreign affairs and defense. It has set up special advantages for French business men. So the provisional ruler, Bao Dal, whom the French have recognized, enjoys much less than popular support. The three year old war hat laid waste much of his land, besldei acting as a serious drain on th« French home budget. Bao Dal Hai Army Bao Dal has an army of 5U.OOO, many of them drawn somewhat uncertain factions, and h« U supported by French troops of 130,- of Agriculture, and found Its toll the whole TTHII-J Rtatn-; T» ,. ., conservation experts were looking! make reports on 10 main U.S. wo - " lanlilcal fornl whlcn is ' fortunate- for a place to put on a demonstra- 12 turners in the Hunting Owl lion. They got agreement from the Creek watershed. The valley was surveyed. Terraces were put In to stop gullying. Fences were taken and the land was laid out for contour plowing right across property lines. The whole idea, as Mr. Cooke puis it, was "to keep the raindrop where it falls." Multiply Morris Cooke's Hunting Owl Creek watershed problem by about 2,500,000 and you have some i.lea of the problem before his present Water Resources Policy Commission. This seven-man commission was named by the President last January. It is to make itsreport by ncvt Dec. 1. The results will probably provide material for recommendations to Congress In the President's 1951 message on the State of the Union. The Cooke Commission report svon't attempt to be a complete blueprint—H master water plan for Mississippi which of course takes in two-thirds of the country. The others will be principal rivers where there are key problems of water conservation, flood control or navigation. The Cooke Commission has been specifically charged not to bother about which government agency does what in dealing with U.S. water resources. It will therefore not have to worry about the Hoover Commission's recommendation that there be a single government agency to handle all problems relating to land and water. And the commission will not attempt to resolve the long-standing three-cornered fight among Army Corps of Engineers. Bureau of Reclamation and the Department of Agriculture. Try to Harmonize Conflicting Views With this as a starter, the Cooke Commission in its meetings thus far has been trying to bring together the agencies with conflicting See EI>SON on Page 7 IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NBA Slafl Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— If the plans work out, Bing Crosby ind Dixie Lee will put a silver lining around those domestic clouds when Bing steps off the boat In New York June 19. The script calls for Dixie and tne (our boys to meet Bing at the gangplank. It's all very hush-hush, but Hal Roach is bouncing back to raovle production again with a picture lagged "Race Horse." Helene London will be the feminine star, There's a big lawsnit being ore- pared against Paramount's "The Keystone Girl," film biography of Mabel Normand and Mack Scnnett Donn? Reed's husband. Tony Owen, who first registered the idea o! doing n picture about Mabel and win hasn't collected the moolah from Paramount for the money he snont developing the story, is the man huddling with lawyers. Mnric Windsor was quick to accept the role Dorothy Hart nixed in "Frcii'^hlc" nml now it looks like Marie will wind un with n long term UI contract. She's a scnsibl" d"ll. The role is small but good. As she says: "You enn KO ll'rnrirl> li'ir rr!,-s hi a lot of mcUires nml it docsn'l mc;iti Ihine." The Romero feet won't do i Fred Astaire with Vera, though. "No more of that," says Homero "I can't keep up with Vera. No singing either, r open my mouth and sounds come out. but It's not slng- and rubber. George, holding the West cards, opened the deuce of hearts. East won with the ten of hearts and returned the queen. Ing.' No Rail-Rah Don Taylor broke with MOM right after making an honest woman of Elizabeth Taylor In "Father of the Bride." His reesonr: "F worked like H.-uIcs to get adult paits. For years I was typed as the all-American boy. Look at this puss of mine. So in this picture I'm a fresh-out-of-college bov and the colls arc beginning to come In for me to play more of them. I don't w:uit to. I want to play nasty heels, with a little nirc on me." * « • Short Takes: Snm Goldwyn. who stated in Paris he would gladly hire Ingrid Bergman if he had the right story, actually has—"Dark Angel," which he once matie with Ronald Colcrmn and Mfrtn Oberon. H was rewritten In 1945 for Ingrid and Dana Andrews. 11^'Ma Rroo''s Is hc-ing rormncrd hv Olumlna fnr a major slngin* rnlp. Some^-dv iv'll hive 1o give in. 'Inward ll!ij;'-r* I.a, announced "Ita'f llrcerl" for .Tnck Itoulrl. anil 4543 r ,i fl 8 5 30 » AKQ84 AA02 » 9765 + 10764 N 4? w f VAKQ10 " C 743 S « 103 AKQJI08C V S • J 2 + KQJ2 N-S vul. East South West IV 1 2» 2 4 Pass 4 Pass Pass 4 4 ' Pass Pass . North 2 » 34 Pass ly. very rare. Here. In addition to the muscular movements, there are severe mental symptoms which may last for weeks. Violent Attack* Ti\e muscles are weakened. The heart is sometimes involved but often escapes undamaged. Irritability and emotional outbreaks are common. An attack lasts on the average from eight to 10 weeks and most patients recover. Diagnosis Is not difficult rule if the possibility of chorea Is considered. It is Important to try to tell whether the chorea Is of the kind associated with rheumatic fever or not. Diet and long bed rest, similar to that which Is given for rheumatic fever are the treatments of chorea. Because chorea involves the nervous system, sedatives for the nerves are usually necessary In addition. The cause is still unknown. I -S5r 75 Years Ago Today Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hcss and Mr. and Mrs. S. Joseph will receive their friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph following the graduation exercises Friday night, honoring Miss Emma Jo Hess and Simon Joseph. Prances, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. \y. Shouse, will play x piano solo in a broadcast over WMC, Memphis, In the children's program Saturday morning. Mrs. B. H. Leven and Mrs. W. H. Pindell, of East Prairie, Mo., are guests of Mrs. Levant mother. Mrs. J. L. Newsom and the Rev. New- j som. Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Little have is their guest. Mrs. Frederick Scully, of Cutoff, La. It was obvious to everybody at the table that George had led a singleton heart. Declarer therefore trumped with the king of spades to prevent George from nv.ikin: trick with a small trump. It was at this pomt that George was overcome by generosity. Instead of over-trumping with the ace of spades, he discarded a low club Mar'e wears hi^h-neckcd sowns j i> a ,,| Sm.-ill Is preparing "Tlir iriilf- with a lordly gesture. The supreme challenge (of the second half of the 20th century) Is presenled by that great majority of the population of the world—over 1.600,000,000—whose poverty, hunger and insecurity must be substantially remedied.—United Nations, Secretary-General Trygve Lie, on "backward" peoples. » • * The stale of Israel is » living thing—it Is n nation. I am proud our government was the first to r«cogni» It.—Vlc« President Alben W. Barkley. in • ho . i] m In cent rust, lo Sli elley Winters' neck-n-boo duds. Explains Marie: "I'm a Indy." Isn't So Glnnn Ford says he and Eleanor Powell have Driven up denying recurrent separation rumors. "They're not true, so we don't bother in deny them," he said. Both will co to Europe this summer where Glenn will dn a movie. Meanwhile, he and BUI Holden, with director GrrvrKe Marshall, hiwe formed an ln,1e.nen- dent company to produce westerns (or theaters nnd television. The trio made "Texas" to cottier and It made $7.000,000 (or Paramount. "That." says Glenn, "is what gave us the Idea." • • * Betty Grahlc Is right protd that her new movie, "\yabash Avenue." Is bringinc out all the old OrahJp faithfuls wfco decided that nnvfoe they'd beUrr stny home alfir Beautiful Blonde From fo Bciul." ' Says Betty: Urc-rrf" fnr Aurtlc Murnhv. . . PKO isn't worried about (aliinjc Tim Hull oul rf liis linlv rhnrnrler as a wrsl- -rn hero. I'e's plavlns a drunken nlayhnr in "His Kind of Wnmnn." Says Tim: "I hone mv kid fans won't lake me seriously." The King Bros, are launching a search tor a sexy doll star In "Carnival," a tough yarn of life with n midway troupe. The heroine, they say, make Amber look like like Margaret O'Brien. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Rough, Tough Play The Is Hot to Over-Ruff "Somebody's feeding Ihese fellows .... I meat." said Clciwrous Ocorge. "They All mv funs wrole mfi nnd lolrl I bid such a lot against me that It's me Dial they didn't like in? in ilul I really rmbarrassii>° 1 trv to ctvc one. I've always taken my f>n mall them a t.rick now and then but seriously. I E o entirely by what my nothing helps. They jU5t keep on Georee's generosity had idling. On the rnntrnry, i>en,|H had cost the opponents Hie genii tt-.pirrn \i l.inilon - Scinri'l for a rnlr In "!Tin..y C»r> r""kv" with V«r* Ellen mil l>avld M Roing down." As usual. nt "> South properly tried to draw in a hurry, leading the trumps 000. All are paid by Prance. Mil*, equipment is old, and troops supported by less thin 100 fighl plane*. Bao Dal la oppottd by a Oom- munist-led army, headed by Mo Obi Minn, an old revolutionary educated in Moscow. He hides out in a mountain capital, supported by an army of about 60,000 trained men and as many irregulars. Reports from the area »»jr manf Frenchmen are tired of the fracw, and there li a growing movement to go home. War la Unpopular Even In France the war k unpopular. It is taklnjr about an • eighth of the French budget to support It. In 1949 that was more than the equivalent of $300,000,000. War damage to French .property is estimated at $140,000,000. Vietnamese have lost much more. Whole villages have been leveled, communications have been destroyed, and crops rot In the fields. The American Job will be to rallj the Vietnamese around Baa Dai, and to avoid the serious pttfaUs-ol appearing to support colonlaMn in Asia, where so many milh^if have only recently shaken off the yoke of foreign rulers. TO start with the State Department can draw on two sums: Tha S15.000.000 which Congress voted the President for "use In the general area of China," and J40.000.000 voted for the same purpose In th« ECA bill which passed Congress la«t weeVc. Both to Be Tackled " Men working on the program vuf both economic and military problems will be tackled Immediately. 'An ECA adviser was to arrive la Saigon over the week-end. His flrii plan is to move In help for both agriculture and public health. In the southern and central area* where the Communists have been driven back. That will mean medical and hospital supplies, seeds, fertilizer, and-farm tools. Military equipment will more Immediately, too. But the type* ar» being kept secret. State Department officials »r» planning to ask for more money shortly. Th» Greek aid program started with $300,000,000 and" now stands at a billion. But the Greek Reds appear to be licked. Orchestra Conductor Answer to Previous Puiz!«> queen of spades for the purpose West took the ace of spades, and led a club lo his partner's ace The defenders now had three tricks in, nnd another heart lead by East put declarer In the soup. If South ruffed low West would naturally over-run". South had to ruff with the jack and lay dowi the ten of spades in the hope of drawing both of the missing trumps. This plan did not work since West was able to drop his deuce of spades on the ten, after which hts nine was high. H is easy to see that George did not give up a thing when he refused to over-ruff declarer at the second trick. As a matter of fact, If he had ovcr-r»Hcd, South would have made the contract! For example, suppost that West takes the ace of spades at the second Irick. He then leads a club to Bast's ace. East returns another heart, and South rufls with queen. Now South can take jack and ten of spades, drawing the trumps without further loss. The ertect of refusing to over- ruff was to get one of South's high trumps out of the way without 1 weakening West's own trump! holding. HORIZONTAL. 1 Depicted l orchestra ! leader, Mischcl 8 He wields a 13 Dresses 14 Fragrant oleoresin 15 Scottish shecpfold 16 Facilitates 18 Noise 19 Measure ot area 20 Prepares /or publication 22 Symbol for tellurium 23 Type of butterfly 24 Hebrew letter 26 Twist 23 Handle 31 Ratio 32 Rocky crag 33 Haill 34 Italian coin! 35 Roman emperor 37 Official acts 38 Be quiet! 39 Symbol lor neon 40 Part of "be" 42 Espoused 48 Symbol for thallium 50 Tear 52 He •• an orchestra 55 New Guinea port 54 Puff up 56 He also Is • violinist 53 Glacial ice VERTICAL 1 Brazilian state 2 Brain passage 3 Goddess of infatuation 4 Chinese river 5 Woody plant 6 Peruse 7 Mountain la Greece 29 Classify 8 Most 30 Scope . 9 Morindin dye 34 Disembark 10 Scatter 36 Unit of 11 Leave out electrical 12 Number resistance 17 Out of (prefix) 40 Greek god of 20 Was borne war 21 Health resort 41 Unit ol length 23 Buries 43 Fish sauce 25 Lure- 44 French Island 26 Son of Llyr 45 Contest of 27 Roof edge speed 46 False god 47 Anglo-Saxoit slave 48 Mountain pool 49 Native of Latvia f 51 Golf term f 53 Southern f general 55 Symbol for ' tantalum 57 By reason ol death (ab.)

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