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FACT 8tt BLYTHBVTUJS (AUK.)' COURTER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH» COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher • A. A. FHEDRICKSON, AssocUt* Editor TJiUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Hunger •oil Nillonal AdTtrtlslng RepresenUtitti: W»ll«« Wito«r Co, New York, CUic»go. Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u second clua matter at the pott- •fflw at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ot Con- trttt, October », 1117. Member of The Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blvthcvlll* or *ny wburbin town where carrier service Is num. talned, 20o per week, or 85c pet month Bjp mall, within a radius ol 60 miles H.OO pa y«*r, 42.00 (or stz months, Sl.OO foi three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In adrance. Meditations And he safd unto them, Tlits Js my blood of the new testament, which Is shed for many. —Mark H',24, * * + He that condescended so far, and stooped so low, to invite and bring us to heaven, will not refuse us a gracious reception there. —Robert Boyle. Barbs Some of tha bright colored summer hosiery /or the men folks carries an awful sock! * + + If the average person took In Ice as much clothing on vacation II would be Iwfce as much »$ they'd need. * * + If you wonder about the food value in dates, ask the gal who's constantly Invited out to dinner. * * * Every time mother cooks H pan of frost \ng the mile kids ;ct Into K scrape. * * . * Heads are much too scarce to be used for diving into strange swimming places. Japan Could Be Southeast Asia's'Arsenal of Democra The United Sates has already committed itself to Riving both military and economic aitl to Indo-China, hottest spot in the Communists 1 campaign to engulf all of Southeast Asia. Insofar as this signals a new and positive element in our Far Eastern policy, it's good news. All of Asia had been •waiting to see whether we would take a stand in Indo-China. Now it has the answer. But the decision is bad news in another respect. It means the handing out of more millions of dollars at a time when we are pouring billions into Europe and other billions into record penceime defense expenditures. . Apparently Indo-China will get only about $15,000,000 from us at the start. But more will probably have to be granted if the Red drive is to be effectively smashed. And other countries in Southeast Asia also may need millions. Because of this dismal prospect, Americans must welcome the fresh' note of hope injected into the Asiatic picture by JoJhn Strohm, a special correspondent for NBA who has just completed an extended survey of the whole region. Strohm, who distinguished himself by his perceptive first-hand reporting in 1046 of life behind the Russian Iron Curtain, concludes that there is a way to get Southeast Asia on its own feel and off the U. S. taxpayer's back. The key to that happy outcome is Japan. Recasting itself in the democratic mold, Japan is ready and eager to take a leading—but not domineering role in the economic salvation of Southeast Asia. Japan fits naturally into the region's trade orbit. It has impressive industrial capacity and know-how it can produce the machines ana manufactured goods the other Asiatic nations need to lift themselves out of the mire of poverty. In turn, these countries have the food and raw materials Japan requires to live. The Japanese, for example, must import a fourth of their foodstuffs. Tying these lands into a trade sphere with'industrial Japan would create a desired balance of markets aiyl supply- areas. It would build economic self-sufficiency in a region that is already—or soon will be—heavfly dependent on the U. S. for economic survival. Japan costs us §500,000,000 a year right now, and not long back \ve loaned Indonesia $100 000,000. Strohm talked to General UacArthur in Tokyo. He conferred with many other high U. S. and western officials in Hie Far East. MacArthur and his top specialists believe firmly in a new destiny for Japan as the industrial dynamo of the Southeast. \Vc nt homo cr.n only hope that their failh is not misplaced. The possibility of getting any sizable part of the free world on its own economically is almost too good to be true. But, as laid down by Strohm, the situation in Southeast Asia bears real promise. The U. S. should take every sensible measure it can to foster the development of a healthy, self-propslling economy in that region. Obviously it would be the finest possible assurnncu against successful inroads by the insistent Communist forces now hammering at the northern borders. Military aid must come first in the critical sectors. But economic recovery is the long-run safeguard that can keep Southeast Asia permanently free. FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1950 Last of a Vanishing Race? The first man to drive a car through New York's new Brooklyn-Manhattan tunnel, second longest in the world, was n 31-year-old subway molonrmn named George Horn. To Air. Horn the experience wasn't unique. He was first through the Lincoln tunnel connecting New Jersey with Manhattan. He beat everybody else through the portals at the is'ew Ycrk World's Fail- back in 1939. He dropped the first nickel in the turnstile when a new subway line opened. Reversing liis field on occasion, he's been last in certain spots, too. He was the last rider on an old "el" like about to be torn down. As a trolley car operator, he look the last car over the Brooklyn Bridge before the line was closed for repairs. But, tunnels, bridges and subways notwithstanding, New York's traffic gets more snarled every day. One expert thinks that before long the city may have to bar ail but the most essential vehicles from downtown areas. So Air. Horn may some day have the dubious honor of being the last man to drive a car in Manhattan without a permit stamped "essential." Views of Others Excite Tax Stalling Republican lenders have begun to charge that the Democrats in general and the House ways and means committee in particular are stalling over repeal or reduction of those 20 and 25 per cent excise taxes on telephone bills, railroad tickets, luggage, cosmetics and a dozen other wartime impositions. It Congress (Iocs not act soon, they should be able to make the charge stand up in the coming congressional campaign. It is evident that the ways and means committee isn't going to write a tax bil Ithe President will approve. Mr. Trmnan wants more money for tlie government, not less. The committee has refused to raise Inheritance and gift taxes, to reduce the tax allowance for oil well depletion or tax the -busines of co-oucratlves to provide the administration's wanted revenues. The White House alredBy.-.has announced it will turn down any bill thaC'cffjes not offset the proposed reductions in the excise taxes with other revenues. Stalling is charged to the committee because of Us refusal so far to report the excise tax mortifications, out as a separate bill. Members ot Congress are overwhelmingly committed to the reductions and various leaders have said they could pass It over a presidential veto. If that Is so, the way Is open (or the reduction proponents to fulfill their own pledges to the people. It is our conviction that the government is wasting a nenormous amount of motley aiui going deeply into debi with politics as its only excuse. But the retail, comrmn.ication and transportation excise taxes are an issue apart from whether the government nreds more or less revenue. The pledges congressmen made on ilicse excessive and vexatious wartime impositions were nol tied (o the question of the government's general finances. What is clone or not rtonc about (he excessive excise levies Is the responsibility of the mcin- beis ot Congress up for election this year. And I Mat. of course, Includes nil the representatives and a third of the senators —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE So They Say But surely in November tlie American people will elect a Congress which will obey the will of the people.—Vice President Albcn Barkley. + * * No shooting war in historv has ever brought so much territory or so many people under the yoke of a conqueror as these cold wars nave won for Russia wilhip five, years.—EGA Administrator Paul Hoffman. + * * The accomplished progress for us Germans Is so great ftiat it is more thar we could have hoped for at least this year.—West Geiman Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. * * t The opportunities that can be created through the development of our natural resources are immeasurable.—President Truman. » « t Russia hopes to conquer America by making «• overspend ourselves on national defense until our economy is wicckrd and our fertile soil Is ready for Communists lo lake over.—Defense Secretary Louis Johnson. t * « While dictatorships, wuii all the Implements of war at their command, have unique advantages, all they actually accomplish is to appear to keep things under control (or » lime.— BCA Director Paul ifoflman. Step Right In, Sir! Peter Edson's Washington Column — Growing Control of Perishable Farm Products Little Realized WASHINGTON -<NEM— T h e . orders might be considered rowing extent to which Department nt Agriculture "marketing fire em en Us" and "marketing orders" arc used to control production and sales of perishable farm products Is iittle realized. The principal aroducls covered are milk, fruits, vegetnbles, nuts and hops. There •\re now in effect 35 milk marketing orders. There GDSON ire 28 fruit, and vegetable agreements and orders. As sonic of the agreements cover whole states or several states in a commercial growing area, they really take in a ot of territory and a lot of pro- liiction. Oidinarily, these agreements and violations of the anti-trust act. But the Agricultural Marketing Agreement A-jl of 1937. under which these are set up. carefully provides that agreements and or- Ordcrs More Strict Than Ajrccmcnls Marketing orders are issued by tne secretary of Agriculture. The orders are binding on all the handlers of the commodity, regardless of ders shall be protected against antitrust prosecution for combination and conspiracy. Let any farmer under a market- Ing order violate his contract, however, and there Is the piper to pay. Civil suits may lie filed and court injunctions issued to prevent further violation of the order and to enforce compliance. . Civil action may also be filed to secure triple damages—three times the value of the product shipped In violation of the order. Finally, criminal action may be taKeii. Convicted violators of an onlcr may be fined from S50 to S500 for each violation. And every day's non-compliance counts as a separate violation. IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklnc Jamison N E A Staff Corrc.spomlenl HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Some movie stars are yetting ntotiff better vith their shocking pink walls than hey are with their marriage license co-signers. A Hollywood marriage mny etui Ji> in black ami blue, but a ceiling tones of hot chocolate fudge crvn >e a movie queen's joy forever. Movietown's top interior decorator, WilJiam Halne.s, leaned over his egg-shell blue executive desk and ,o)ci me: "I dip into psychology wlicn H comes to color. When f learn a client's color likes :incl dislikes, I know as much about him as his [tsyclio;innlysl—-if he has mur." Yes, its the same WIHinm Haine.s vho used to run a playful finger ip fun sensitive spines of -Sully O'Neill, Eleanor Broadman, Leila rlyams and Anita Page as the screens irisViicsl, .show-oft lover- boy. Ever" since 1032. hcs bmi Uk- np bows for giving the shov;place ouch to the expensive co!t:ise.s of ^laudette Colbert, Barbara Stan- vyck, ]>ortuccr William Goetz, Joan raw ford and other filmland citizens who have no yen to run up their ovsii drapes and make with the nalnt briwh. When it crimes to uniting n .star ind a favorite color in the bonds o( (rom-thts-d'.y-torwavd. Hniucs is regular Sigimmd I-'rned in the I'll - do - your - mansion - for - cool - miilion league. On For floml His Clients may shed their mates. fire their business manaqcis a IK! the offices of Hollywood's agents. Despondent glamor tfirls. lie claims, perk right up when they get a load of the soothing colors in their a- gnnts lairs. He doRsnl pull a, Thoughtless Joe in the case of the movie swoon boys, cither. "I put in a kn uf mirrors," Haincs grinned. "Men arc happiest when there are mirrors around—as long as you dont call their attention 10 it," Over-sized Hollywood bedrooms that look as if the owners expected Mighty Joe Young to drop around -some night arc on the color wizard's hate list. A bedroom, he thinks, ought to he jiisl large enough for a bed and a rending table and the cxlra spare should he nsrd for dressing rcMinis marked "ULs" ami "Hers," "Women stars," lie say.s "spend GO per cent of their time in their dressing rooms. I make the lighting as cruel as possible for tbctn. H bines out all their tell-tale lines. Btit if' they look ( Bood after they have made up under that light, they will look wonderful anywhere else. Kc yet. Lo meet a woman who squawked about my lighting theory." HaLnCfi recently esocrtcd Joan Crawford to a showing of "Sunset Boulevard" and got fighting mad when somebody said that movtc -stars never-lived in homes like the one Gloria Swanson occupies In the picture. "Bcbe Daniels. Norma Shearer and Pola Ncgri all had homes with ditsh their studios, but. they don't i u^ly Interior, 1 ; like that " he as- get unhitched from the Interior (scrts. "I went rlffht through that colors that Haincs whips up for-period with all of them. Gold lace tlicm - ! shawls draped over pianos and ll-iinrs ts slill pulping over Uir f fancy vases filled with puwy wil- off the UiRh-vnllnge glumnr slur uh» askrrl [ lows. Our homes him to do her living mom walls in; odor of musk am! ashes" Ihc color of lirr r>rs, the draprs j IVnpIc arr always Idling UaTnes (li.il he .samtri! out of Mnrdom too soon niul that he* should Iry for a comeback. "N'ot mp," says yesterdays Van Johnson, "i sva* trading on my Soviet Offer to Trade Wheat Poses Question Sunday School Lesson By WIU.IAM E. G1UIOY, I) .1). The Hebrew Prophet, Habakuk, who probably lived about 600 B. .C. Is represented In our Bible by oiily three comparatively short chapters, nut in addition to the vividness and vigor of their portrayals of a lime of war and invasion, and to the power of their questions and Judgments, these three chapters have given to us some oft-quoted and well-known sayings, the source of which is probably unknown even to many readers ol the Bible, In verse two of chapter two, for instance, is the origin of the say- ins "that he who runs may read," a reference to making things clear and plain. In the same chapter, in verse 14. Is the fcreicnce to the "earth being filled with the knowledge of the story of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea"." And in the very next verse is the oft-repeated temperance quotation, "Woe unto him that giveth his neighbor drink." an injunction little regarded today. But most notable are the words in many churciws, every and often inscribed on repeated Sunday, walls and above altars, "The Lord is in Itls holy temple, let all the earth keep silence before Him." But (hough Habakkuk's prophecy is memorable for these things, it is notable for something deeper than striking and lasting phrases. The prophet begins by his reference to his "burden"; and his burden, as he proceeds to deliver It, was a heavy one. It was a burden of wonderment and reflection concerning God. and God's providence. It was as If he had been looking out over our world today—seeing iniquity and evil apparently going unrebuked, with treacherous dealing .with power being used for cruel and evil cuds, and the wicked devouring the righteous. Did God care? Was He so pure and holy that He could not look upon such evil, and was silent while the oppression went on? But Hab^kkuk's words are not all of wonderment and doubt. Hn By SIGRID AKNK AP Foreign Affairs Aiuljsf (For IleWJ'IT MacKENZIKl All-the post war years the Western European nations have worried over some means to recreate, their old trade with middle EurorjpB Russia wrote the sort of postwar trade treaties with Us satellite! In middle Europe that siponed large portions of their goods off for Russia. There was little or nothing left for the West. That raised important hob. Middle Europe had always supplied much food and raw material* for the factories and workers of Western Europe. Now, for no announced reason, Moscow Is willing to consider ship-' ping Russian grains to Western Europe again—in return for commodities as yet unnamed. Conjecture of MolivM The offer scarcely raises a cheer among Washington trade experts. There are several conjectures about Russian motives. This shift in Russian trade strategy arose after the United Nations Economic Commission for Enrops (ECE), headed by Gunnar Myrdal of Sweden, put out a feeler last November on possible greater trade between the non-Communist and Communist halves of Europe. Moscow has just replied that the fecler is "favorably received" insofar as a possible grain swap might have concluded. lA Between the Issuance nr the ECK feeler last November, and the favorable Moscow reply, Myrdal niada a. visit to Moscow. Part In Iron Curtain Now, on the surlace, it appears that Moscow is moved to shove the iron curtain aside a little. But government wheat experts here point out there Is a much reduced need for Russian or middle European grain, much as it was needed in the grueling years of 1946 sjid Europe's are cared basic needs on wheat for. It's possible, how- turns to a burden of swift-moving and terrible judgment. The hail" of God is manifest in hlslor. Si: finds nation.'! and peoples out, quite whether they sign and approve the I as much ns sin brings its result? order or Marketing orders apply principally to metropolitan milkshcds, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati. Cleveland. j to individuals. There were those In Israel who had not done Justl, who had not loved mere, nad who had not walked Clinton Uowa), Columbus. Dayton- humbl with their God. Their sin Springfield. Dubuque, Duluth, Fall I had weakened the fabric of a na- Rivcr. Fort Wayne, Kansas City. I Ho nthat ivas about to fall under Knoxville, I»ima, Louisville. Lowell-'the terror of invading Chaldean ' armies. It is a grim and terrible picture of war that Habakkuk gives, but he sees in his Invading power the instruments of God's judgment upon a people, chosen to righteousness and greatness who had spurned God's call. And what to these invaders them- schcs? Judgment was awaiting them also, and from our bantage point of history we know full well what happened to them. What would Habakkuk say about Lawrence, Minneapolis - St. Paul. Nashville. New Orleans, New York, Omaha-Council Bluffs, Paducah, Philadelphia, Quad Cities -(III.). St. Louis, Sioux City, South Bend, Springfield (Mass.), Toledo, Topeka, Wichita, Worcester, and the area where Ohio. Kentucky and West Virginia come together are covered today. Marketing agreements are much See EDSON I'asc 11 other night. North said .,„ he could hardly bid ! God ' s Judgments today? it Is worth notrump with three little spades i * S rca . 1 , ri . cal of . careful and prayer- and said three little hearts. He also he didn't think much of ful thinking. * K Q J 9 5 VKQ5 » 952 + 64 South A 1083 « AK 2 ~ *KQ873 N W E S Dealer A A 62 4 QJ873 + A5 N-S vul. *'M ¥ J 1093 » 1064 + J 1092 West North East 1 » 1 * 2 * Pass 2 » - Pass Pass Pass raise of three diamonds -.vith just two diamonds in his hand. 'South said he could not bid no- one stopper in no really good In lllc slinrtc of lirr hair and If accents in the rect of her lipstick. Until thai time, Haincs and the rest of Hollywood had thought of her as exhibit No. I in tlir great lady ricpnrimcnt. "She looked wonder Hi i mom," he shudders, "but every other woman looked like IlacJrs in it. It turned out that thr nob to n cress was a you-know-v\h;U at hcarL" The decorating genius Urklrn .Joan Crawford's hmne \\hilr hr- was still a star at MOM and tin-; been teai ine the m.insc np.iri .it frequent intervals ever sinrr\ . .".loan loves bine," Hftinrs s^id, "nine is a spiritual color, ,So »s yellow, Joan is ;\ meticnluas hr>nsr- kccper. if somebody else r.iirt, do it, sJie know.!; how and docs." Colors Ql'lft Tcni|H'rs H.iines' psychologicat nnfenme are a-qui\er even when he dccoratci I looks, ono morning I woke up the and realized I was the. oldest fol- lei;c boy in America, That did it." © JACOBY ON BRIDGE I!' OSWAl.U ..lACOBY IVrilltn otr ,\i:.\ Scrvlcr, Player Gets Blamed for Passing Two-Bid "riffur tell us u.lio w^s the ro\v- ->rf1 on (hirs hanrl." tfqin'st.s a Chira•.'<i trailer. "Wo urtn (ho on'y |ir;ir lh.nl dicltvt hid three tiotnimp in trump svith just spades and with suit to run. He said he would have been delighted lo bid three no- trurnp if North had raised the diamonds. "We asked some of the other players how they got to three no- trunip. Most of them bid two no- tnmip with the South hand after hearing about the. clubs from north. Is two notrump a good bid? •How would this hand be bid by a pair of experts?" Almost any pair of experts wouid surely get to three notrump. They might get there by one route or by another, but they would not fail to bid the game. Some experts \vould open the South hand with one diamond and then bid two notrump at the next turn. They do not consider this rcbid of two notrump ax a very powerful bid in a mntcli-|)oint game. | They use it as a sort of bid of convenience. There ts no trouble, of course, if South bids Iwo notrnmp. North is overjoyed to raise to three notrump. Many experts, however, would not use the rcbid of two notrumo with the South hand. They use this type of bid to show a powerful hand. Tn- s'ead they would bid only two diamonds The partner of such a player would unquestionably bid three diamonds wHh Ihc North hand. Alter all. you can raise a rcbirt suit with any strong doubleton In your part ner's suit In this case. North has the strongest possible doubleton. Tn other words, South'.s proper scbid Is a mailer of opinion. Some experts would hkl II one way, sonic another way. However. Ihere is no iloubt that North was timid to pass at two diamonds. I would not co' so fir as to say that he was a coward, but I would surest that he was 75 Years Ago Today (From [lie files of June 2, 1930) Missouri State highway bridge contracts, ^LoEaling $250,000, were awarded at Jefferson city. Mo., today to S. J. Cohen, Blytheville contractor. Miss Marie Moon, dausliter of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Moon, has been | awarded the William Woods college j Emblem. This emblem is ths greatest rr.vard of the college, bein^ presented by the faculty, to the best I all around girl in William Woods, and stands for character, leadci- sportsmanship, service and scholarship. She also received Jiei degree In expression and Fine Arts. Herschel Cakhvell. former Blytheville star and for the past three years head coach at Sidncy-Lanler high school, Montgomery, Ala . will join the couching staff of Duke University. Durham, N. C.. Monday. ever, thnt Russia might offer coarsn grains and that Europe might need them to gel a new East-West trade channel open. And of course It li possible that the Russians may try to undersell the world market so that the inter- be _- :ada propels In Washington nave alwayj ^ j national wheat agreement would n ! strained. The gloomier of the tn said that it was in Russia's pattern of aggression eventually to use surpluses to break world prices. What could have motivated th« Russian move? No one 'tn the TJ. s. Commerce or Agriculture Departments In Washington, or at Marshall plan headquarters, believes that the move is based on normal trade thinking as the West knows it. -^Russia May Have Trouble ™ Many guesses are that the Russians have had more trouble than they foresaw either In manufac- tulng or buying the kind of machinery they want. U. S. trade experts say the Russians have never bid .for consumer's goods for the Russian paoplD or for machines to turn them out. Rather they want the sort of heavy machinery that could be turned to war use. This they nre not likely to get. even on this new- bid to reopen old trade channels. The united States has a long secret list of articles that may not be sold to lha Soviets or the satellites, things that, might be used to make war goods. There is the possibility that tin Russians are selling wheat stockpiles they had built up in case of war. Government experts admit the possibility exists, but they have no proof. Postal Troubla CHICAGO —Wj— The Grandmothers Club announced it would award prizes for the best miniature hats. Tiny bonnets soon began io come in from many parts of the land. Mrs.' Annette Collins, chairman of the contest, received 75 of them In one day. Her mail carrier seemed perturbed and curious. "So I smiled and told him about the contest." she said, adding: "He didn't smile back." Sea Bird Answer to Previous Puzzla HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted bird 7 It is lc;ig 13 River in Colombia 14 Fancy 15 Fold l!) Pleasant look 18 Breach 19 While 20 Dispirit 22 Italian river 23 Lachrymal fluid 3 Tilt 4 Sun god 5 Gaelic V 6 Flaccid 7 Ruse 8 Roman date 9 Direclion (ab.) 10 Stifle 11 Warehouses 12 Bear witness 17 Not (prefix) 20 Chests 21 Pullman cars 24 Undertake N b L E T AR yljs AlS E TWC FOSSA STM AR circj in a d ni . ' ,, . , carcu in a duplicate game thc| unnecessarily cautious. 37 Lacked 42 Maintain 25 Prevarications 26 Pana y seaport 43 Church part 27 Essential being 33 Lobst cr eggs 44 Preposition 28 Otherwise 29 Ocean vessel (ab.) 30 Daybreak (comb, (orm) 31 Pronoun 32 Mixed type 33 Arrive 35 Dash 38 Tenth of an ephah 30 Flower 40 Musical note 41 Watej- slriders 47TclltirIitm (symbol) 48 High mountain 50 Lyric poem 51 Rumen 52 Rents 54 Nalivc 5R Whip stroke 57 Journeyed VERTICAL 1 Taste 2 Deletes 34 Breakfast dish 45 Redact 36 Sharp 40 Nevada city 4 9 Equality 51 Vehicle 53 Note of scale 55 Greek letter

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