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'PAGE SEC THE BIATHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . THE COURIER NEWS CO. ' H. W. HA1NES. PublUher . JAMES L. VERHOEFF Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdvcrtUlng M*uj«ei 8ol* MttkmaJ Adrertlslng ReprexnUUtei: W»U*c« Wltmei Co, New York, Chicago, DeUoit, ' ' ' Entered ** wcood eiasi matter at the pojt- biHc* »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act oi C6Q- October ». 1917. Member of Xb* Associated Pres* " ; SUbSCRIPTION KATES: By carrier ID the city ot BlythevUle <» any iUburban town where cirriei service It maintained, 20c per week, 01 85* p«i month Bf mail, within a radius oi 60 miles *4.00 pel year, »3.00 for ili months. 11.00 (or three months; bj mall outside 60 mile zone $10.00 per rear payable In advance. • Meditations Then the eyei of the blind shall be opened, a>4 the can of the deaf shall be unstopped, Iiatah 33.5. » • • This quick revolving wlieci shall rest In peace: The time will come when every change' shall cease, No summer then shall glow, nor winter Ireeze; Nothing shall be to come, and nothing past, But an eternal now shall ever last.—Petrarch. Barbs If anyone nas any 1949 resolutions that haven't been broken there are only a few weeks leit. * ''* • Soon now, all but the p^op 1 •• who read them •nil! completely aeree w i(h (lie All-American root- ball choice*. * • * ' • A dog-walking service in New York has fixed It so that pedigreed pup owners don't, even nave to take that much exercise. * * * Just think how much easier it will be for Ihe clerks if'.Dad sets hia Christmas socking early. » » * * If the "other fellow" would just quit driving, we'd have no more auto accidents.' RFC Loans Causing Major Controversy The Reconstruction Finance Corporation is probably'the businessman's best friend in Washington. Arid right now it's showing more: generosity toward him than at any time since it was set UP. ' , ;•.•• '-•'•.. '- :" ' RFC business loans outstanding are at an all-time high of §416,000,000. ' About 5400 firms owe the agency money, and new applications come in at the rate of some 120.0 a-month. But totals:like these don't tell the story-" It's better told by examples: \ A watch company in ^Massachusetts was forced to close because of finan- , cisl difficulties. Plagued, by unemployment, the city where the plant is located appealed to the RFC. A $6,000,loan put the business back in working condition. An airline needed new planes but couldn't get the money from private lenders. It borrowed §12,000,000 from the RFC. '_ ' More recently Henry Kaiser turned to the government for funds for his automobile concern, Kaiser-Frazer Corp. First he got ?34,400,000 on a 10-year loan to help him develop a new low- priced car, and then he was granted another $10,000,000 to finance a strengthening of his dealer organization. Back in the depression thirties, when RFC was born, the Pennsylvania Railroad borrowed more than §50,000,000 to pay the cost of electrifying its New York-Washington lines. One of the most spectacular loans in RFC history is the §37,000,000 thus far doled out to Lustron Corp., maker of prefabricated steel houses. Launched with government blessing in the hope it would make a big dent in the housing shortage, Luslron has needed repeated financial help. It still is not on its feet. The RFC is a sort of bank of last resort. Before the agency will give favorable consideration to a loan application, it insists that a business outfit explore completely all possible private sources of funds. If the RFC does decide to make a loan, its terms usually are more liberal than a private bank's. It often approves long-term grants, which regular bankers dislike. It demands security, however, and may foreclose like any other lender if a loan goes bad. The RFC's chief jobs seem to be encouraging businessmen with new ideas and bailing out established firms which are in financial straits. It now has about $800,000,000 left for additional loans and there is some chance it may have to look to Congress for further loan authority if the present lending pace keeps up. Should that < need arise, all will not he smooth sail[ ing. Voices in and out of Congress are certain to protest. Bankers are reluctant to see further expansion of federal loan activity. Some congressmen feel the RFC puts out too much money to shore up businesses that are basically weak and ought to be allowed to fold. But big and little businessmen are not likely to stand idly by and watch severe limits placed on the lending power of the government unit that for near- 20 years has been their last desperate hope of assistance. How Long, Oh Lords, How Long? For two years now the Labor government has been trying to get a bill through Parliament lo curb the veto power of the House of Lords. The lower chamber, the House of Commons, just passed the measure for the third time. ^There's only one trouble: the House, of Lords keeps vetoing the proposal. Views of Others The State as Pioneer Jefferson is amazingly useful. He is quoted as Scripture by the States Righters against BIB Government. And at Saint Paul President Truman cited him In support of a tremendous pro- giam of state enterprise. Mr. Trumau made adroit use of the occasion —the 100th anniversary of Minnesota's becoming a United States territory—to draw a parallel between Jefferson's bold step toward development of the West, in the Louisiana Purchase and Ins own Fair Deal program. Once more the President had fun with the "reactionaries." He described how men of little Imagination and little faith In America's future had opposed the project that made Minnesota possible. He recalled that one member of Congress even sought to prohibit any settling west or the Mississippi. Prom this historical springboard Mr. Truman went on to pay his respects to tne "sellish interests" that oppose his program for governmental action to support farm prices and wages, to improve housing and education, to develop natural resources, and to provide medical care and social insurance. He did not lail lo point out that vested political and financial interests of Jefferson's day protested the payment ol $15,000,000 for the territory that made thirteen slates. And of course he found their counterparts today in "small groups of wealthy and influential people" who do not want to pay for the Fair Deal. Mr. Truman seemed not only to be making Jefferson, the grandfather of the Fair Deal but to throw a pioneering aura over the whole idea of state enterprise. He said America must reiy as always on the spirit of, Initiative and free enterprise. But most of his program spells governmental action to remove not merely the hazards the pioneers knew, but to insure against the vicissitudes of life in a stable community. And he appeared utterly unaware that the course he favors can kill the spirit of initiative and tree enterprise. It can do so by expanding a paternalism which would have made:Jefferson shudder and astounded the hardy settlersTo[:Minnesota. ft can sap the springs of Individual responsibility by teaching the citizen to expect Washington to take care ol him. It can cabin his sense ol freedom in i maze of controls. It can build up tax burdens so heavy they destro yincentives to enterprise and send "private capital Into the bomb shelters. And it can develop "selfish Interests" dependent on federal favors that are no less sellish because they make up a large voting bloc. We, too, happen to believe in a better world and a liner America. We are gratelul lor Mr. Truman's faith In the future. We have as low an opinion as he does of reactionaries. But we cannot accept the view that paternalism Is always progressive. We have advocated iederal aid for education and housing. We lavoi reasonable farm price supports and social security. We recognize that today's conditions call for more government enterprise than Jeltcrson ever dreamed of. But it seems to us that, the degree and the method are vitally important, and that Mr. Truman Is going too far by a dangerous road. We somehow don't leel that our care lor individual freedom lumps us with the reactionaries ol Jefierson's day. And Mr. Truman's attempt lo so classify all questioners of his program does not endear it to us. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY Russia has gone to unbelievable lengths to assure that its citizens shall have the icast possible contact with tlic outside world.—Cieorge V. Allen, ambassador designate to Yugoslavia. * * + We must either learn to live together like civilized beings or consent to be written olt tne face ol tile earth as a wayward species which, endowed with a remarkable inventive skill. \m-. lortunately lacked the things that led to its preservation.—Madame Pandit Nehru. * * * We shall suffer a tragic tall In our standard of living—unless we can all quickly produce more and • gel our costs down.—Sir Slalioro Cripps. chancellor of Britain's exchequer. * * * Respect for human rights, promotion ol economic development, and a system lor control ol weapons are requisites to tile kind ol world we teek.—President Truman. * » > 1 believe the time has now come, or Is rapidly approaching, when we could call for a convention to revise the charter of the United Nations.—Sen. Robert Taft. BLYTHEVrLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS '"Yeh, and I Can Destroy You, Too' Reporting of National Affairs More Complex Now Than at Any Time in History of the U.S. By Douglas Larscn NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA1— Some of the more ambitious members of the National Press Club have written themselves a book called "Dateline: Washington." It's a pretty interesting account of Hie history and problems of covering the Washington beat, written by men who should know their subject pretty well. In his Introduction, New York Times' reporter Arthur Krock'sums up the increasing complexity of reporting national affairs In this way: "By 1928 the Washington reporters who 15 years before were writing of simple political encounters and the perennial dispute over the tariff were being called on to illuminate the complicated legal issues- raised by the World Court protocols. By 1933 they were deep in the politics of union labor and the economic disputes over how to conquer the depression and yet retain the free-enterprise system. By 1349 their range of required knowledge had been extended to the ; n- tricacies of the Marshall Plan for Western European recovery, of the national, budget, and of Soviet- among American relations. And them a group had developed with the capacity to make clear to the casual , reader the scientific biography ot the atom bomb." Of particular interest to Washington reporters who arrived here during and since the war is the chapter called "The Placid Twenties," written by Fletcher Knebel, correspondent (or a Cleveland paper. He writes. "The forma! press cor'erence had become standard practice at the White House, but this Journalistic mass-production technique had yet to intrigue whole battalions of cabinet officers, agency heads and lobbyists." Cautious Cal Coolidge On former President CooIIdge, Knebcl writes: "The former Massachusetts governor, riding the crest of a prosperity wave, felt the less said oy him the better. He harbored the definite theory that government should be returned to the hearthstone. Thus lie was content to let the ship of state drift in the horse latitudes without daily bulletins on ti^e condition of crew and cargo." Bruce Catton, an alumnus of NEA Service who turned his talents to book-v.-riting and government public relations, provides some in- ttre.sting comment on the federal handout--press release. He claims that the government's public relations activities are "justified nowadays by Ihe fact that they provide access tc Information which the prc=s corps needs and which the pic.-s corps could not otherwUe get without great trouble and expense." However, he admits it's a different story when government information bureaus exist only to build up the reputation of high government of- f.cials. A government press office which exists to minister to the anxiety of a government official to appear • i the headlines is Dimply a waste of taxpayers' money," Catton writes. Catton was director of public relations for the Department of Commerce when Henry Wallace was secretary ot that department. He should know that It Is impossible to draw a line between the legitimate about supplying of information the activities of an agency and the building up ! of an individual official. Uaiiio Newsmen's Struggle Ted Koop who is now the director of Washington news for the Columbia Broadcasting System, and formerly a reporter for a wire service, has the burden of writing about the advent of radio on the Washington news front. Title of the chapter he docs is "We Interrupt This Program. . lie describes the struggle of radio newsmen to get equal recognition with newspaper reporters. decade after Congress establishe"d separate radio galleries, news broadcasters could look around and f'Td that most.doors in the capital were as wide open to them as tu their brothers of the press. Koop also writes about 'the first time President Trtiman appeared on tele- U.N., in Spite of Her Handicaps, Makes Headway Toward Peace Th. DOCTOR SAYS By Hdidn P. • Jordan, MD Wrtlleii for NBA Service A pouch or pocket leading off from a large cavity or tube is called a dlverticulum In the pas ! ageway leading from the'mouth'to the anus (outlet of (he rectum) such pouches are fairly c< The most likely reason 1 weakness in the 'wall of (he present at birth. DIveftlcula are most frequent In the colon or lower part of the bowel. After the age of 40, it has been estimated that divertlcula are present in about one person In every 20. Usually these pockets do common. tube + Our hard-working but velo-har- rassed peace organization, having' found H impossible to live up to Its Utopian designation of "United Nations," is nevertheless making progress by the simple expedient ol living down the title. If that sounds complicated we can simplify It by explaining tliat' the Western Nations, having found thai they couldn't copo with the Soviet blocs persistent "nyet" (no) are getting ahead by tackling Jobs to r/liieh the veto doesn't apply. In this way useful tasks sire being accomplished despite the protest* of the Soviet nations, which are In the minority. This is of course far from bcln* an ideal situation In a world which Is crying out for unity. Still, if the western democracies and the communist bloc can't work together It not produce symptoms Tnd the certainly is better for the "ma for I tv condition is called dlverticulosis to set ahead with the Job on thelr^l- Occasionally they can become In- nu-n " flamed and then the condition is called divciticulllls. The area Involved may be sensi- Uve to pressure, though of "course " l ?f can «•«>« from a great many o her conditions. Because the symptoms are so similar to many other conditions of the intestines or abdominal contents, and are frequently complicated by other disorders, the diagnosis is often difficult. Examination of Hie lower part of the bowel by the use of an Instrument, called a proctoscope is necessary. X-ray studies are also needed. Treatment Usually simple When sever divertculitis bursts through the wall of the bowel- or obstructs intestinal action, an operation may be considered. In most cases, however, fairly s i mp i e medi . cal treatment is sufficient, Most divertlcula do no produce symptoms or damage. Of those which do, the majority can be treated by diet and other easy measures. Just why some people have diverticula and not others is not knofn. As yet no one knows how to prevent them. Note: Dr. Jordan Is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column. QUESTION: Can you recommend any positive remedy for nephritis that^ has lasted six months? ANSWER; A chronic nephritis is a complicated problem and there is no single remedy which can be suggested. Rickshaws to be Banned From City of Rangoon RANGOON -m_ The Municipal U.N. Is Making Progress General Interest in the U.N has . been picking up, after suffering a heavy slump as the result of the constant East-West wrangling and the persistent use of the veto bv the Soviet Union. The Washington government, among others, has given Increasing support to the organization. A concrete illustration of real progress Is seen in the manner in which the U.N. Political Committee has handled the troublesome question of Italy's prewar African col ouies— Somaliland, Eritrea and Libla T:ic committee approved a nro- posai to stnt Italy back as trustee of Somaliland for ten years after which the colony will become independent. Russia and her satellites abstained from voting, being in the minority. The committee also has agreed that Licia shall become Independent not later than Jan 1 1059 Eritrea is still under discussion. ' Tins has been achieved desmte (he fact that Libia has presented a particularly controversial problem. Moscow charges that America and Britain are planning to make Hiis Mediterranean country a base for attack against the Soviet Union -a .charge which the Angio-Amerl- ran allies deny. Russia herself has sought a base on the North 1 African coast, and Libia does have great strategic value in event of war. Stymied on A-Bomb Controls (j| Unhappily the big problem of the day— at.,mic control— hasn't bean susceptible to solution. That comes within the "nyet," zone, and is static so far as Moscow is concerned. Still, despite the great division between East and West In the proceedings of the U.K.. there are some valuable contacts between members ol the two blocs. For example, the way was cleared for the food conservation Truman's bow tie I it. tent to dip at a ' "The President sat, a trifle stiffly, behind a desk. The cnmcras were focused, the papers were carefully arranged for his speech opening the Luekman drive. But Mr chose that momi sharp angle. Bryson Hash of the American Broadcasting leaned across the desk to adjust it. He was last, but not quite fast enough, for at that instant the show went on the air. The television audience saw not the President of the United States, but the complete rear view of perfectionist Rash." It's not possible to say this with a great degree of objectivity, but the book should be of general interest to the public, as well as to reporters. A lot of high-priced tal- city with effect from January 1 1951. following representation on humanitarian grounds by the Indian Embassy here. , Rickshaw-pulling is not regarded aj a permanent profession Iri Burma, but one adopted by casual dockside labourers, solely South Indians during off-seasons. According to an Indian Embassy spokesman, the government of India has forbidden rickshaw-pulling in India. He said the task caused the early mortality " men even briefly engaged upon de-i'ifling of the Soviet blockade of "-- Western Berlin by discussions between Dr. Philip Jessup, American delegate to the U.N. Security Council, and Jacob A. Malik, "Russian U.N. delegate. erfc gone Into it, IN HOLLYWOOD Ity Erskina Johnson N'EA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA>_ Exclusively Yours: Bing Crosby finally Is getting revenge, on the screen, for all those barbs hurled at him by Bob Hope. As the songwriter in "Mr. Music," his favorite relaxation is y.irmvlng darts. The dart board has a portrait of Hope instead :i a bull's-eye: Jack KIrkwood, who works with Hope on the air every Tuesday, just went to work with Bing in the same film. Wired Hope: "Okay If he saddles ycu, but you either here or abroad." • ' * - .* New romantic team at M-G-M may be Lana Turner and Bob Yoiin?. . . . Sally Haines (one time •vlfe ol Bert Wheeler) recently fheii hc.r eighth husband. Now she's think::?;: of remarrying her fourth, Lew I.md.scy, one of Orson Welles' aides. Brien completed his gangster role In "Johnny One Bye" just In time to make a series of recordings for The Little . . Douglas can't run at Santa days." Amia on Tue.i • Ava Gardner gets another sex- charged role opposite Dlc-k Powell in M-G-M's prlve-fighl stciy. 'Right Cross." Clifton Webb, whose crisp tnan- nei of speaking made him right for Belvedere. Is taking diction lessons to soften his bite. He plays the lather of 12 kids in "Cheaper by the Dozen" and is, having the devil of a lime trying to sound paternal. Memories department: Ann Sothern daffd two ex-lmsluimls, Boh Sterling and Roger 1'ryor, on h«r recent trip lo N'c\v Vork. * • • The tuxedo Montgomery ClUt rented for "The Heiress' premiere has become a "celebrity." Ilich school boys, prodded by their gnl friends, have been coming into the tuxedo shop where Clift rented U to ask: "Could I please rent the ?an: tux Montgomery Clift rented?" McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Rrcl camerai just signed for an- GOO(1 DefdlSe Sets Contract One Trick Ihe kiddies called Brawn Door Mat." Gilmore. of the West Coast Gil- mors stadium clan, and Darlcen Morton, the Grace Downs are an Item. model. other v.cnrni at M-G-M but swears it win be his last even if he hns to quit pls.-uin.-i He says: "I was cricked into making my first v.cFjein and now ever/ time a hcne joes by. the studin pucs me OP It." WSTIICT Brothers are looking for hopeless. She got off to a short suit opening, the jack of hearts. The declarer won this with the king. The ace and king of clubs CWTB played and on the second club Mrs. Gans had to make a discard. She played the deuce of spades. East led another club, South discarded the four of spades. .North won the trick with the queen. The discard of the deuce and Jour of spades told him not to lead that suit. He returned the deuce of diamons. Declarer played low and Mrs. Gans won the trick with the 'queen. Ker next play was the king of diamonds. Now you can set what happened. Before dt- clarer can establish a spade tricVt South will get In with the ace of spades and cash two more diamond tricks, setting the contract one trick. You see It Is possible to make truisq little cards work for you, especially on defensive plays. So the U.N. continues to grind out a grist which is far more useful than can be indicated by the illustrations in this brief article. And if peace enthusiasts are disappointed at. the size of the grist, still any grist at all probably should be called a good grist. Oriental Lecturer Now On Research Mission CALCUTTA—<ff*J—R. K. Sprigg, lecturer In the school of Oriental and African Students. University of London is now on his way to Lhasa^ on a year's research mission on the If • Tibetan language. For the past year he has "been studying Tibetan script with a Tibetan research assistant in the. University^ Tibetan script Is an early development of Devanagari which India h.-,s adopted as its national script. U, is written from loft to right, unlike Chinese -who write from top to bottom and whose nominal political suzerainty the Tibetans had ackiuwledged until recently. Although It is easy to read the Tibetan script Ills difficult to pronounce It the way the Tibetan* do. Sprigg therefore carries with him recording apparatus to make a series of records of Tibetan pronunciations. Four-Legged Reptile «nsw«r to previous Puzzie Uy William E. iHrKt-nncy America's Card 'Authority Written for NEA Service Do women play bridge as well as men? Judge for yourself in this week's set of articles. While in Chicago, recently, I a sl.ip«:ck period background for vls>tec ' tlle nome of my good friend 'Leo Cans. Leo's mall-order business Milton Gnlrtwyn . Sam next film. hit in Ihe Dana Arxheiv Susan Hay\vard co-starrer "My Fontish Heart." The year's best Vrar jrrker. . . . Prediction: Frank T.ovcjoy. I»r 'Home of Ihe Brave," and Ludwic Dnimth, for "Jolson Kinqs A»Hlii," will be leading contenders In the Oscar-suuporting- rnle performs-ncc race. . . . Con- v^rsnv'nn of the week: French ac- inus Dmter Darcc' trying to explain n football gnme to German :i"lrc-^ IHrlotrarrie Ncff. | LOST IN THE RUSH Not'j from scenarist Ken Englunrt: "My daughter. Audrey, will play the comedienne rnlo In 'As You Like It.' starring Hepburn. My son Is playing with Sarah Churchill in 'The Phlndlclrihia Story in Atlanta. tuxedo Clift wore." DENIES RUMOIIS Sir Ccoric Harwlcke denies the report that he got a divorce from his long estranged wife while In Switzerland making "The White Tower." He told me: "1 like my separation hart have no pUnt to pursue a divorce Last Saturday the shop rented j My "wife'."Mauei'"vitertion] is'ptay- 14 tuxedos lo tccu-agcrs and each |,, s MIC Helen Hayes role In 'Hapoy boy was assured: " - - Yes, Ihis is the Mrs. Lto Gins 4> A 10 6 -12 , V.TI05 \ #KQS3 + 10 Lesson hand on play—N_s vul. South Wist North East 1 A Pass Pass Double Pass 2* Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening—VJ 14 B'rtlirtnV in Pa.sculena. ~"* | keeps him pretty busy, as do his 'icy are the only Hirer who ! 1;v " youngsters, but he and Mrs. ran arrant ttic llicutcr. I have lo write pictures." * • • Ruth Husscy just turned blonde —via a \\is--for "Mr. Music.", , Gnns certainly enjoy a game of brld In today's hand, which came up during the course of the evening, Mrs. Gans gave a beautiful demon- HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted • four-legged \ replile ! 7 It belongs lo the order ' 13 Kitchen tool 14 Take into custody 15 Espouse 16 Sample 18 Speck VERTICAL J Debases 2 Emetic 3 Letter of the alphabet 4 Any 5 Network 6 Pull 7 Cloy 8 Greek war god 9 Abraham's home (Bib.) 21 Beginners 24 Glued 19 From (prefix) lOColor 26 Card game 20 Go backward II Weather map 33 Shops A.ma May Wong just checked out strntlon of fine defensive play. Mrs. of a Inral ho.=i>i(al She suffered i Gans, South, .decided because ol a nervous breakdown following East's double and his Jump to three death, of her father. . . . Pal O'-| no Uump that Die spade suit was 22 Two (prefix) 23 Fury 25 Rip . 27 Scoria 28 Measure of land 29 Note of scale 30 Egyptian sun god 31 Manganes* (symbol) 32 Transpose (ab.) . .33 Raced 35 Sicilian volcano 38 Current ot the ocean 39 Peruse - 40 Correlative of either 41 Monetary unils 47 Toward 48 Tatter 50 Balance 51 Haired skin 52 Russian storehouses 54 Make certain 56 Finches ,57 Makes amends IL line 12 Apparel 17 Senior (ab.) 20 Made to remember 34 Robber on Ihe high seas 36 Disposition 37 Worships 42 Unclose 43 Deprivation 44 Chinese measure 45 Continent 46 Lease 40 fish 51 Pleasure 53 Mixed lyp« 55 Thus

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