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PAGE snr * IHl BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRrCKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D, HUMAN, Advertising Manager BLTTHEVrLLB (AUK.) COURIER NEWS •olt Nitioni) Advertising Representatives: W»ll»c« Witmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit AlUnU, Memphis. .KnVered » second class matter at the pott- •ffiu >t Blylljcville, Arkansas, under act at Coa- creM; October 9. 1*17. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID the city ol Blythovllle or uny Mburban town where carrier Eorvice is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month By mall, within > radius of 50 miles S4.00 pa 7**r, »2.00 for six months, 51.00 for throe months; by null outside 50 mile tone, (10.00 per rear payable in advance. Meditations Go thee onr. way or other, either on the right hand, or on the left, whithersoever thy face is set,—Eicklel 21:16. * * . * Advise well before you begin, and when you have maturely considered, then act with promptitude. —Sallust Barbs • If it weren't for second guessers there n'ou!d be a lot Jess criticism in the world, * * * A strange noise prompted a Winnipeg man to lift the lioort of his car, ami he found a cat . tilting on the engine. We've heard of hot dogs, but this Is • new one. ', • • - * * * ; Early watermelons are on the market^-and we'll all soon be up to our ears. * * + -. Some women who persist In dieting to attain » slim /igure Rrow melancholy, says a doctor, Kc- duced to tears? * * * Your Uncle Sam may cut the cigar lax, bul millions will continue to go up In. smoke, Still Plenty to Be Done InStreamlining Government : Vital streamlining of the federal government still has a long road to (.ravel. Thanks lo a lale siiurl in Congress, we made more progress fhis year than it seethed we would. But that doesn't obscure the fact we shulrt have done a lot better. , In one big batch President Truman submitted 21 reorganization plans, most based fairly closely on the recommendations of the able Hoover Commission •whic hstudied the problem exhaustively. The Senate killed five and the other 16 are now in effect. Offhand that score looks good, but the results need to be analyzed a little. Former President Herbert Hoover, who headed the commission, says only one of the 21 plans calls for major surgery on a government department. Thai's the one putting the Maritime Commission into the Commerce Department. The Hoover group recommended 18 major administrative shifts. Three others, besides the Commerce Department change, have already been approved. They include re-organization of the State Department and unification of the armed services. But that still leaves 14 to be acted on. Not until these are instituted can the government begin to realize the efficiencies and economics promised from this great streamlining program. Savings of perhaps ?3,000.000,000 annually depend on carrying the plan lo completion. Mr. Hoover does not appear to be worried because some of Mr Truman's proposals vary from the commission's. "The President has the rght and duty to pre- asent his own ideas in these matters," he says. What does trouble Mr. Hoover is the kind of opposition some plans have aroused. Proposals fur realigning the Treasury, the Agriculture Department, the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Federal Communications Commission were killed, ilr. Hoover is said to feel pressure groups worked hard against reforms that would affect them, while shouting loudly for all the others. Too many senators appear to have yielded to these pressures. Moreover, they have argued inconsistently in defense of their negative action. They have charged that the plans represent a "power grab" for Mr Truman. Insofar as they call for a clearer line of command and a centralization of acl- , mmistrative responsibility, this could be said of all the Hoover Commission proposals. With the exception of the President's back-door effort to amend the Taft-Hartley taw by "reorganizing" the office of NLRB general counsel out of existence, the defeated plans should be submitted again. And action should proceed forthwith on the 14 remaining major opera- ' lions recommended. Toward all of these the Senate and House should lake a constructive, statesmanlike altitude. If they do not, congressional spouting about federal waste and inefficiency will have an ' empty sound for a long lime lo come. .MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1D50 It Isn't Cricket To most of us South Africa is a faraway land that seldom figures in our thinking. But there is one South African probably familiar lo everyone who reads newspaper-; and looks at newsreels and picture magazines. He is Jan Christian Smuts, long-time prime minister of the country, who is now out of power. For many years Smuts was the symbol of his nation as Winston Churchill was of wartime Britain. The serene, stalwart South African spoke with wisdom and strength in Allied councils through two world wars lie is a man of world .stature, honored by statesmen everywhere. 11 is with regret, therefore, that we read that the presont extreme rightist government of South Africa put a damper on celebration of his recent 80th birthday. That government must be shaky indeed if it cannot risk allowing tribute lo its First Citizen simply because he happens to be a political rival. South Africa's government might say it's none of our business In reply we'd say that where a man of Smuts' ca liter is concerned, it's the world's affair. Views of Others King Cotton Is Facing Still Another Threat Orion is made of coal, w<uer. petroleum and air. It is Hie newest synthetic fiber which has gone into mass production. Already manufactured from it is a wide variety of Items, ranging from men's suits to women's girdles. These, It is reported, comprise only a sampling of things' to come. Orion is said to be the first of the synthetic fabrics which Is as warm as wool and yet lighter than wool. The fiber can he made on either the woolen or the cotton system. At present the cost of orlon is more than that of nylon. But next August du Font's new orloii Plant at Camden. South Carolina, will go Into full production with a capacity of 6,500.000 pounds of filament yarn a year. It should not be many months thereafter before the pricc camcs dmvn A Burlington Mills official believes orlon will have Its largest outlet In fields now largely dominated by cotton, silk and wool. Hayon hit cotton a- body blow. Nylon staggered cotton. Now. orlOD. challenges the King Blow after blow is beiiHrstnick at the fibei which still reigns in the South. Day after day cotton is being put on notice, the warning glows like a red thumb. Growers who plod along, continuing slipshod and wasteful practices willbe the losers, cotton must be grown :no rc economically. Masts must be cut at every angle. Manufacturers must continue to attempt to broaden cotton's uses'. Research is mile r way. but it may be pushed ever faster As markets are lost, others must be found. Else King Cotton's supremacy, lone tottcrmj? may soon fall. "-""is. —ATLANTA JOURNAL Earnings and Taxes Babe Ruth was king of baseball in his day with n 1027 salary of 580,000 a year Now Ted Williams has signed a contract for 19oO under which he will gel a salary of SI26000 But after paying , c dernl income taxes, Ruth had C8.535 while Williams will have $62028 These figures, supplied oy the Foundation tor Economic Education, show what may Happen let us say, in the last half of the ninth mmng ' The federal government is. moreover -,I nines "'^ ^ neC '' M:lry l ° Pla >' optional i'n- —ARKANSAS GAZETTE 11 So They Say Free men and free nations everywhere will face liicreaslngly crucial tests in the years immediately ahcad.-Sccrctary ol state Dean A cho- son. * « * Wherever they have come to power, the communists have wrecked the value of money. They have robbed savings of their value and kept the ijCO p!c enslaved thiough a system of perpetual inflatlon.-Eldcr Statesman Bernard Baruch. * * » U doesn't do any S ocd if the Army. Navy and Air force arc perfect if m achieving t | 1!U we bankrupt America.-Sccrctary of Defense Louis Johnson. * * • After 15 years O f collective bargaining it's about time these corporations made up their mmds that unions are here lo stay.-Umted Auto Workers President Walter Reuthcr. * * * Yes, we have won some battles in Western f-urcpc, but we haven t won the cold war-ECA Administrator Paul G . Hoffman. As long as the'inajor'ty ot human beings have ORO through a brutish daily struggle lor eu-ugh Dwil *-* 'r 1Uh [ ° U ' k °' Mfld >"^-Ocn. "Wight Eisenhower. Heil, Schtalin! A leutiansAre Again Left Open to Attack Peter Edson's Washington Column — VA L Running into Difficulties In Attempt to Reduce Expenses WASHINGTON —(NEA>— Veterans Administrator Carl R. Gray Jr., recently visited the VA tuber-' cular hospital at Fort Bayard, N.M. It is a temporary structure and something ot a 'Ere hazard. General Gray came lack to Washing- on and recom- nendcd to Prcsi- lent Truman that it be closed. Tile recommen- ilation was turn- "~~El>s6ii" ed down because . of political .promises that it woiild be kept open. temporary facility. It was proposed to move the patients at Van Nuys no farther nway than to Los Angeles. Long Beach and San Fernando hospitals. Also, It was proposed lo build a new 1000-bcd nenropsy- chiatric hospital on the site of the Van Nuys hospital after tt was closed. But when the Veterans Administration Announced the closing, a .storm of local protest arose. The Chamber of Commerce got busy. Rep. Helen Gahagan Douglas was drawn into the hulabalno, to add her official congressional protest to the closing. Movie stars were enlisted to protest. Fiances Langford was delegated to see President Trii- — — —~ .n,).i, ujji.it. .iiu UCi\j;;titvu tu bue i resident ITU- Veterans Administration has! imm about it on his recenl'western been having its troubles in trying to; trip, but she got a none too neat close down its paraplegic hospital | brush-off at Van Nuys, Calif. This is another I This kind of- monkey business Is apparently going to be repeated about 16 times in the next few years. Veterans Administration has marie no official announcement of it as yet, but it ha.s plans to close - -•• *•'*• i^.^ nuumu uu all ot it.s temnorary hospitals. i treated by the patient himself; that Would Save Lot of Money] is, where the le.sions exhibit only The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN' P. JORDAN', M. D. Written for NBA Service The hands, feet (especially between the toes), groin and scalp, arc favorite locations for ringworm (athlete's foot). The first sign of trouble Is likely to be blistering, grilling, lumps, cracking or callous- like lesions of the skin. In the groin It usually begins as a flattened reddish and slightly raised area of the skin. Itching is common. It is caused by a fungus o[ which there are several varieties. A great many people have mild fungus infections which they do not recognize as such. This often consists of slight scaling pnd sometimes mild Itching between the toes. Moist areas favor the growth of these fungi. For the prevention of dermalo- phytosis. the following has been recommended by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association. "1. Keep the feet clean and dry. with special attention to places between the toes. Dry these carefully but not so hard as to irritate the skin. 2. Air shoes and socks when not in use. 3. Under special conditions, keep the feet elevated when at rest (where the conditions predispose to Intertrigo (between the toe.;), as with marching soldiers). 4. Shoes should be selected that are as light and well aerated as is compatible with working conditions. 5. A dusting powder consisting of 10 per cent boric acid in powdered talc should be dusted on the feet and between the tops every night and morning." The value of foot baths as a prevenlatice seems (» be slight. Contrary to what was formerly believed, podium hyposulphite foot baths in swimming pools, locker rooms and the like, has not proved of much value. Cure Outlined For treatment, (he following has been suggested as the policy to follow: "1. Only the mild lesions that occur between the toes should VA's purpose is lo save money. Maintenance costs are far greater in a temporary, horizontal-type rambling structure than in one of and perhaps mild redness and fissuring. Considerable redness, moisture, puslle formation or pain call for (he attention of the phy- the newer, vertical, skyscraper- sician and the physician only The type hospitals. Also, the permanent- patient must err on the safe side type structures are safer and can 2. Such mild case., can be treat- give better medical service. • - -• Not all the 16 temporary VA hospitals will be closed at once. The plan involves shutting down the old facilities., only as new facilities, iri the same 1 area can be opened. It may take five years or more in complete the present VA hospital See EDSOX c 'a so 7 IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD the csrecnr Paul Paramount to take B) Erskine Junnson , XKA Slafr Correspondent (NBA— Behind it^lao went to Jan Sterlin , his bride, to lunch. Tt was her first day at work in "A Relative Stranger." and Douglas found her in the arms of John Lund, being well- kissed. "I guess." said Douglas, "I'm the stranger hero." Economy note: The tat ar.d lazy goldfish in the Par pool have been put to an acquarium for Ray Milland's 'Mr. and Miss Anonymous." Alice Faye didn't fling the script of "Jackpot" back at Fox. "It was tumbling brother with their legs, told me: "Hurt good story," she told me, nothing can keep me from Europe this summer with Phil." Mickey Walker Is braining. Hot- Lancaster and George Burns, they refooze to take a chance. But Kirk Douglas, he lohv thces trccck. Hees legs nre strong like a bool. He catch Charlie evj-ee time and he beg to do trecck again." Dale Evans comes out. leans on ... a. fense and talks and sings to a Paramount park : local TV audience every week The -"' '- work—in I fense serves to conceal her figure " : "-—"- -w she can cio the show right up to the time she'll keep a date with the stork. . . . Fountain of youth dept.: As Lee J. Cobb gets older, he gets younger on the screen. At 27 he played thc father in "Golden Boy.'' iN'ow he goes romantic and gets the only one " 0 ".',,? 'IP™ "™ r £ ' '" the "but Sin, Jane Wyatt, in "The Gun " SOME Tl'I'E ••- - » Dorothy Wong. A waitress at the lyvvood will film his life slory, "The Ming Room, docs bit parts in rilms •lay Bulldog," and one of his ciil I Other day her apents called ex-it- painlings is hanging m-xt fn a ncm-1 rdly and said, "Get right over" to hranclt In Thomas Mitchell's home, j the studio. They're looking for an . . . Joan Woodljury ami Henry • American type .Chinese girl." ???? WiTcuxon expect the stork any edition. They have two danshters. . . . Patricia Morrison, who belt! nut for years against a snin-Miip job on her long hair, is ahuul to burst was deceptively simple. Larceny I/HI, holding the West cards, opened the four of diamonds in response to his partner's overcall. East took two diamond tricks anci then properly decided to aaandon,', the suit. He knew thai, his partner ',,.-„, had led a fourth-best diamond, the .>.„' n ". conventionally proper lead, and there \vas therefore no point in continuing diamonds. East shifted to a heart, on thc sound theory that his partner would make trump tricks without any help but might need some help to develop any possible heart iricks. As It happened, of course. We.^t had not the slightest prospect of winning.a heart trick. Dummy won Rive in. . . . Two cx-hlislianris of a Humphrey Bogart. I'm guaising, had a finger in some of the blistering wordage about Hollywood that scorches the sound track of his - - - - - new picture, "fn a Lonely Place 1 ' blonde slar arc working in the same ; There was a yell of "Amen broth- movie. When they went on location 1 er." at the prcs.5 preview when the other day, they co-signed :i [ Bogey said: telegram to her which [ciul: | "The trouble with Hollywood "Having a wonderful time. Glad ilamre is that their education is you're not here." sketchy. They know nothing admit COXVKHT? | Hie Community Chcsl, hut" cvcry- Jack Carson will make the bi^ I tliin™ nhotit community property." leap Into TV. . . . Note to Gus ie | Another sizzler to the pompous Moran: Dorothy Thompson, the noted suede designer, is now turning out suede pantie.s. . . . The ,loe t%. Browns will observe their 35th wedding anniversary this summer with a world cruise. The dancing DcMarcas, Tony and Sally, and the Charlivels. Hie sen-. —j... . .• - -- —.— ..... .,..*. sational French trio, headline iiol- ' "'><•" I'M kill 'cm wif a line about tr 'c k - He therefore bcsan by leading lywood's current night chib enter- i invcntin 1 an electric no sc . so rial thc dfmcc ot spades from the dum- tainmcnl. a milk truck can follnw mv ii-cnt." '">'• Etlst p'nycd low. and South relative of a studio head; "You have set thc ion-in-law business back 50 years." Gimmick that will get the laughs in UI's "The Milkman": A rigged up milk truck that stops, starts or back up when Jimmy whistles. Jimmy says: dont' mind losing a hand when I'm outplayed, but I hate to get set just ed as follows: (ai Observe regulations just laid down for prophylaxis (prevention). (bi Nothing is safe as a local application except the boric acid .foot- powder mentioned under prophylaxis. If there is not any improvement within two weeks, consult a physician," tract was thus defeated. because one of my _,. an absent-minded idiot! h "Sofry," murmured Larceny Lou. j h *J' . If Lou had taken the first trump i, " >u n ' rick with hls ace ' Sou 'h would , . He even managed to look a little sorry, although he really felt like the cat that had just swallowed a Ca The"hand that caused the out- i £f,' HThe Si ™ s ™ wou ' d hlve urst was deceptivel simle. Lar- 1 Ce "' ud ' so - South wm " d hiu ' e made hts contract. He would returned to dummy ivith a club or a heart. Then he would have led the ten of spades from dummy, finessing through East's jack. The finesse would have suc- lost trump trick. shrevvd . ayer, had line of spades in ad also deduced that South had rd trump suit. His relay the ace of tramps on round of that suit was therefore a very deliberate rind very clever maneuver. He read rhe entire trump situation and threw south off the track by refusing to win the first trump trick. A 10982 V Q J 5 # K 5 + A K Q 7 2 (DEALER) A A 5 , r 642 r » 9 8 7 1 W * 10843 c V A KC , A ,1 7 3 * V 873 E » A Q J6 > 2 *95 354 V AK 1095 + 103 J. JG N-S .Vorlh East 14 I » 1 N. T. Pass 3 * Pass Pass Pass vul. South Wc-U 1 V Pass 2 * Pass 4 * Pass J5 Years Ago Today Robert Smart, son of J. II. Smart, and son-in-law .of Mr. and Mrs. E. . „ ... , U ,T _UL i.ii, iinu iviio. cj. iy.iu LIIU [JUpUlUtlOll Ilgllr I D. Ferguson, will receive his Ph.D. and In 1910 it was 3,849. the third trick with the jack of hearts. ,....-, ~. Declarer's problem was now very Durante simple. He had to play the trump!? in such a way as to lose t - ;k can follnw my bcent." he w-is dl- I Jilnm y s!> Vs he didn't nave to do any research on the habits of milk- nen to play the part. "f n.scta get in their trucks and iclp 'cm deliver rie stuff back In my Broadway days around six in cmfwyp vbgkqjvb tainmcnt. Ten years aso when ..„ ...... „. . vorccd from Reiicc DeMarco, Tony | al!y "search on the 1 said: "I could never dance ,vlth | mon to pl3y thc parL anybody else." Hut now thf re's Sally, his ninth partner, ami the third Mrs. DeMarco in 32 sears ot I 1; , - , dancing DcMarcns. Sally was a ! <J, C : '"°''"" >s '' ballerina who changed Tony's mind Hk *' lc!v1 ' shnllu two years after Rencc's divorce. Hut whether he has Sally, or Rcnce or Mabel or llcltne or Ar- linc In his arms. Tony still masterminds thc hcst while-lit-and-fails ballroom dancing act In the country. The Charlivels arc Icnrning about the acrobatic know-how of movie , , . , . stars who arc being dragged out or j Lou s Memory Lapse the audience lo parlicipafc in their Is Shrewd Maneuver box somersault number. Juan Char- hvrt, who Ict.s thc JACOBY ON BRIDGE Uy OSWALD JACOB!' Written ofr SEA Service "t never forget a bridge hand." South, "but I'm willing East played low. and South put up the king. It was on this trick tint Larceny Lou stepped on declarer's toes. He merely threw the five of spades without seeming to think about it. Later on. he explained that he had been thinking about something else and'had merely forgotten to take his ace of trumps. If you oelicve that, Lou will cheerfully think up other stories to tell 5'ou! This "absent-minded" play threw South completely off the track. Hc decided that West could not have thc ace of spades. Therefore he got back to dummy with a club and led another trump East again played low. and tills time South put np the queen of spades, expect ing to win thc trick. Much to hio disgust, however, West*ptaycd thc ' By CXARKKHEACH AP Foreign Affairs Analyst (For DeH'ITT MacKKN'KIE) Some of the boys who fought in the Aleutians are probably remembering today the Islands' fogs and bjne-chllling winds. Saturday v^k the eighth anniversary of the ctjy" the Japanese bombed Dutch Harbor, opening the futile little campaign In which they made their only capture of North American soil. Between June 6 and 10, 1942. they took Kiska, Attu and Agattu, at the western extremity of the island chain. By the following June the Americans were back agaln.'-at the cost of 3,000 men dead, wounded or ill from exposure lo the vile weather. No American Defenses When the Japs Invaded there were no American defenses west of Dutch Harbor, about halfway between Anchorage and Attu. Now once again there are prac- t'cally no American forces in all the Aleutians. Why? The military men answer this way: In 1942 neither the Navy no;- Army could spare the ships or men to guard the Aleutians, because America's very limited forces were more urgently heeded elsewhere. Japs Won Kasily The Japanese invaded with practically no opposition. They had hardly begun to develop any real military strength on the isla however, before they were kief out—wllhln a year. They offered resistance only- on Attu. They had scurried away from Kiskn and Ag- attu by thc time thc Yankees arrived. After victory the Army deployed troops all over the Aleutians. Eleven air fields were built. Adak was developed Into a great Army and Navv supply base. Now Army department officials say that no Army people whatever are in the Aleutians. The Air Force has maintained four fields, but nil' will be closed by June ao-nnlcss the Civil Aeronautics Authority keops one or two of them open. Navy Is CarelaUer The Navy maintains Adak only ir a caretaker status. It will keen the air field operational for limited Navy use. The most important activity at Adak now Is the weather station. Dutch Harbor has been completely closed, with only a. few marines stationed there as watchmen. * The reason: There simply isn't enough money U> maintain defenses on the Aleutians. Too many other a-eas of more strategic importance, are lacking now In : -iequate defenses. If the U.S. Navy maintains Us present power, the strategists say. and If the air bases on the Alaska mainland are given adequate jfh. fenses, the ships and planes probably could prevent any Aleutians, or at least nullify the , their value to an enemy. ,.. The truth is that U.S. strategists do not regard the Aleutians as great assets either to the U.S. or k> an enemy. Weather conditions are so bad that the Air Force says the Aleutian fields can be used only three days a month. Even 15 days is considered Inacceplable. Furthermore, it would take a vast amount of shipping and construction work to develop any of the Aleutian harbors as invasion bases. No enemy in sight Is likely to make the prodigious effort required, say the strategists, because his material and time cauld be much more profitably employed in other areas. degree fn science at Harvard University, Cambridge. Mass., on June 20 While he has been working on this degree he has been a member of the faculty at the University of Richmond, Richmond, Va. Miss Pearl Lee and brother. S. P. Jr.. have gone to Asheville. N.C., for two weeks visit with their sister, Miss Georgia Lee. (From the files of 20 years ago) —Blythcvllle has a population of 10,055 according to the final and official report of the 1D30 census. In 1920 the population figure was 6,447 State Banner r Answer to Previous Puzzle I HORIZONTAL 1,4 Depicted is the flag of Stale , 8 The is its official flower ' 12 Eucharistic wine vessel 13 Century plant 14 Wolfhound 15 Descry 16 Horseman, 18 Excavate 19 Palm lily 20 Pried 22 Chinese measure 23 Persia .ivn »no ici.s me i-rtsrr-m-iui-r.', i sairt South, "but I'm willing to ace of spades. This made East's I straddle his back ami catch his I make an exception in this case. I' jack of spades high, and the con- VERTICAL 1 One-sided (bio.) 2 It is nicknamed the " State" 3 Mode * Thread 5 Potpourri G Norwegian city 7 Retain 8 Egyptian sun god. 9 Aged 10 Mariner t.-i t-ersid H Motor. 25 English school 17 Concerning 27 Wax 28 Learning 29 Babylonian deity 30 Boy's nickname 31 All right (ab.) .12 Pronoun 33 Masculine 35 Biblical name 38 Wing-shaped 39 is qne of its cities 40 Note well (ab.) 41 Odd 47 Hebrew deity 48 River in Switzerland 50 Exterior 51 Wile 53 Insect 54 Russian lown 55 Chill 56 Scrutinizes P7 Stain 53 Headed 20 Tennis shoes 21 Small state 24 Interstice 26 Ohio city 33 Govern 34 Its capital is 38 Penalize 37 Thawed 42 Preposition 43 Carpels 44 Upon 45 Roman emperor 4 6 Sand ', 49 Girl's name 51 Be sick 53 Till sslc (a»

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