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PAGE EIGHT BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS .•THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS v .THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher ' HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher c A. A. FREDR.ICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdmUslng Manager Sole N»tlon»l Advertising Representatives: • W»llace wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit. * Atlanta, Memphis. V Entered as <econd class matter >t the liost- » oftle* at Blytlieville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- ircu, October 9, 1917. '•" . Member of Tlie Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ' Bj carrier In the city ol Blylhevllto or any ' »uburban town where carrier service U main, talned, 20c per week, or 85c per month By mall, within « radius ol 60 miles $4.00 pel ' ye»r, »2.00 for six months, $1.00 (or three months: * by mail outside 50 mile zone, $10 00 per year * payable In advance. Meditations For God Is not unrighteous (o forget your - work mid labour of love, which ye have shi wed I toward his name. In thai ye have ministered '"lo (he saints, ant! do minister—Hebrews 6:10. * * + He who sows, even with tears, the precious seed of faith, hope and love shall "doubtless 1 come again with Joy and bring his sheaves with him"; because H U in the very nature or that .:, seed to yield, under the kindly influence sc-' cured to it, a Joyful harvest-—Cecil. Holiday Deaths Point Up N For Standard Traffic Rules The Memorial Day weekend produced the predicted highway slaughter across the nation. And no little part of the blame must fall . upon the incredible hodge-podge of state and city laws which govern U. S. motor traffic. No motorist who drives nnich beyond his own city and state boundaries could pssibly hope to master the baffling variety and 'complexity of these rules. The states and communities could harly do more to assure accidents—unless they set out deliberately to erect death traps on the highways. This confusion is an old tale, but apparently it needs to be told again and again, since few governing agencies are doing anything about it. Don Eddy, writing in the June issue of American Magazine, spells out some of the absurd contradictions the average driver meets as he goes from place to place. , Speed limits range from 25 miles anvhquf.'in Missouri to no maximum at all in a dozeri: states. Though the.'blinding glare from raised headlight beams is rated a prime accident cause, six states have no law requiring drivers to lower their beams when approaching other cars. Others enforce dimming regulations with widely varying efficiency. Eddy talked to a South Dakota ranch hand who had whizzed past a stopped school bus in Nebraska, killing three children. Under Nebraska law the children had the right of way, but in South Dakota the ranch hand would have. He didn't know the Nebraska law was different. Maine, Missouri and the District of Columbia don't require even a temporary halt behind a school bus. The rest of the states offer a bewildering assortment of rules. And though most decree that school buses shall be painted yellow, they may be daubed any old color in a few states. there are still font states which require no hand signals for turning and stopping. But a motorist will find, too, that signals which are correct in California won't fit in Michigan. Only a Philadelphia lawyer could tour the continent with assurance he was using his arm in the legal manner from state to state. It's customary to indicate no-passing zones by painted lines on the pavement. It'd be helpful if the same markings applied everywhere, but they don't A no-passing sector may be indicated by double lines, wavy line, broken line, yellow or white lino Pity the driver who forgets for an instant what state he's driving in. Examples like these could be multiplied on end. They're proof that states and cities are 'way behind the times on traffic rules. Highway experts like to say driver education must come first that you can't legislate safe driving There's a large grain of truth in that but it's not fair to ask any motorist to learn today's nonsensical pattern of traffic laws. The National Highway Conference has drafted two uniform traffic codes, one for stales and another for cities. Up to now no state has adopted the code, and only a few cities have accepted the municipal one. Until the state and cities make real progress toward uniformity, they will sound a bit foolish asking the motorist to develop cafe driving habits. How can he do that when a habit that is safe in one slate is not safe in another? TUESDAY, JUNE ,6, 1950 once over lightly B) A. A. Fredrlcksun If this old planet lurches slightly as It gyrates on its axis while simultaneously bDaUny a monotonous path about the sun it's no dcubi because Inhabitants of said sphere are going nuts at an impreiisive rule, Mind you now. I'm not the stuffy .sort that won't brook a normal amount of neat and orderly lid-flipping. However, things ai-c Betting out of hand. Back in the Blowing days of a IMS torn- plicated age, a man could go peacefully berserk and wipe out, or at least hcsiJitulize, his mate. or perhaps a neighbor who persisted in stealing the bottles left for the milkman. Or .perhaps kick his landlord down four flights of stairs or razor a dominating parent into eternity. Individual stuff. Dialogue drama. No extravaganzas. Just a peaceful maulaca* ruckus with arsenic and old friends. But like the manufacture of aiitos, tooth brushes, fingernail files and falsies, this business of popping the old cork has taken on a mass- production aspect. This 1 have noted whilst contemplating the newspapers of late prior to lining my shoes with them. Perhaps it all started with the lad in New Jersey who depleted his neighborhood population by a dozen or so last year, in time to beat the census taker. An air force veteran followed the pattern recently, albeit on a non-fatal scale. by holding more than a score of airliner passengers in a cold sweat, with a pistol. The guy claimed a mysterious party or parties were after his hide in a fatal way. Next, a merchant marine sailor scared the hcjeesus out of a traincar-load or passengers by pulling a weapon when a crying baby tied knots in his nerves. Held some 25 quaking pa-ssenccrs at bay. Another cheery Item relates the failure of n father who blew his stack and tried a lethal game of Houdini with his three tots. Using candy os bait, he talked them into letting him tic them to chairs. Whoever got loose first won the candy. But, while the lots struggled with the knots, Papa turned on the gas. Hence, it was almost refreshing lo read of the blonde steno who was satisfied to chuck her life out a fourth-floor window and let It go at that. Apparently having no craving for company, she was content with a solo act. Just edged herself off a window ledge while declaring she had-no friends and "didn't want any." Now Ihe skull-thumpers and the psyche-pro- bers doubtlessly have a raft of impressively- phrased explanations for such anti-social behavior. They probably Jiang the rail for such behavior en combat fatigue, worry over a philandering mate or a childhood crush on one's tricycle. " .,;__. Not me. I call It UiSLlernpo of the limes. Or, as some lettered Latin- ol prc-Strombo!i days put it; "O tempores, o mores." (Literal translation: "What times, what customs.") These ara crazy limes. What else can you expect? The current savings bond drive brings urgings for thriftiness on the part of us citizens. So the government goes on spending money just like it had it. One "expert" says no shootin' war in sight; the next one to claw nis %vay to a speaker's stand says a blistering global battle is just around the corner. Harry Truman stiys everything is just line and we haven't a thing in the world to fuss about. A do/en equally-qualified individuals (including my two-headed cousir.) plus some non- est-to-goci experts say things are in pretty foul shaw. The hue and cry for economy through scratching non-essentials is loud and clear, so Postmaster Jesse Donaldson, in a fit of pique over a fat appropriation, tuts 0111 services that always have oecu within the federal realm. OIIG U. S. buck now buys roughly sa cents worth of goods so Cousin Hurry struts beating the drums lor higher incomes cSl.ulX) each) in an apparent effort to see how lar you can inllatc a dollar uelore it blows, up in yom face. It lias been shown in the currently-revived Ammasia case that some jf the 1,700 stolen secret documents revealed sticn things as locations of U. S. subs lu the I'ac.tic during wartime. Yet Sen. Tydings and coricagucs think this is pretty piddling stuff" and unworthy of an investigation. These are only a few of the more confusing items complicating life cn.Tc'itly. Lengthy con- •tcmplatlon of them is enough to nuclge a normal mind out of fccus. Now if you'll excuse me. I must get back lo whetting my meat cleaver. I think i shall pact Ihe skulls of a few passers-by tomorrow morning and spend the remainder of the day tossing heated pennies to small chilrin n. So They Say The strength of our Air Force at the present time Is not sur.'icient lo continue an all- out war lasting more than a few months.—Gen. Hoyt Vaiidenberg, Air Force chief of slaff. We believe \vc know who every Communist Is in the United States of America, we know of no communist in the employ of the federal government Inday.—And if one is fount! ... he will be swiftly dealt with.—AUomcj Geneva! J. Howard McGrath, Look—Petrol! ''£ l^^--^::^?s^mfS^&^S^^ U-. S. Foreign Policy Is Confusing Issue Th« DOCTOR SAYS There arc reasons (or believing that' -pilepsy Is a truly heriditary disease, that is, the tendency to develop epilepsy runs In families and is inherited by children from their ~ parents. This does not menu. However, that parents ot children with epilepsy always have epilepsy themselves not that Ihe children of epi- lepllcs will always have the disease Because of the tendency lo Inhcri- lance of epilepsy, however, the problem of marriage and childbearing is Important and difficult.. About three-quarters of those who develop epilepsy show signs before thc-y reach the usual marriageable ane so (hoy will be In possession of [he (acts. A decision on marriaR- must be taken on an individual basis. It depends partly on how severe the convulsions are and how frequently they come. Also an instrument called the eledrncnccp'ialorTaph, which measures the brain waves. Is extremely useful. The clcctroericephalograph records Ihe electrical waves which arc passing through the brain at all | limes. In epilepsy these waves are different from normal waves and ?l"e important information on the severity of the What arc the chances that a person with enilensy will have an epileptic child? Not lorn; ago the.fam- ilv histories of nearly 2000 victims ol epilepsy were studied in an attempt to answer this question. These 2000 patients had over 12.000 parents, brothers and sisters and children. Of the 12.000 oiilv about one In 40 had a history of more than seizure. Peter Ft/son's Washington Column — Flam Are Found in New- Type Omnibus Appropriation Bill WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Opinion is divided on the benefit^ ]nck of them—in the new.largc, c- conomy-siiG, single package appropriation bill. The passed this first omnibus appropriation bill in record linio, completing Jon on May 0, Lnst year the KDSON louse didn't, complete action on he last oC 11 regular appropriation ills until June fl. So it wa.s some- hing of a time-saver. The omnibus appropriation bilf a-s nlso been something ol a po- HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclii- vely Yours: There's another danc- ng role in the typewriter-tapping tage at MGM for Eleanor Powell. ilie came out of relireincnt to do routine in "Duchess ol Idaho," . . Shirley Temple nlxcri a role ti Andrew Stone's "Riviera." "Not ophisticated enough," was her enson . . . Marjorie Reynolds did i double-take when she got real liampagnc instead of the usual Ingcr ale for a breakfast scene at RKO. They explained, it: "You're vorkhig for Howard Hughes, kirf, Nothing but the beat." * * • Republic is trying lo buy two old Mabel Normand yarns lor ,3udy Janova starrers , . . A New York ilnstic surgeon who told a wire ervice reporter that he had bob- Liznbeth Scott's nose is in iot water with Paramount. The JL tcntial money-saver, at this hallway point in the proceedings. President Truman's budget called for approximately 530,700,COO.OOO for the domestic programs covered by the omnibus bil. The House Appropriations Committee cut roughly $1,300,000.000 Irorn thus figure. On the floor of the further cuts of $3-*,(X>O.OQO were made. But increases ol §433,- OCO.OOO were also made. So (he net increase was $4-19,000,000. Then on the final day of consideration Uie House put ever a couple of fast cuts for another 31,- GOO.COO.OOO more or less. The final answer conies out between $28,500,000,000 and ^23,050.000,000. These actions were all taken tut a result of looking at trie ment'.s btidset as a single Ry CLARKE BEACH AP Foreign Affairs Analvst {For DeH'ITT MacKENZlK) Tlifi basic dilemma of those who guide United States foreign policy has come into sharp focus. President Truman said at w4> Thursday news conference that h% believed Ehe world is closer to permanent peace than at any time In Ihe last five years. He had been asked to comment on a poll (Gallup) which Indicated that a majority of Americatis expect war by 1955, he replied that lie did not agree with that at all. Yet a few hours earlier, in asking Congress to continue lor a second year the military aid program for nations threatened with communist, aggression, he warned of dangers. Li )iis report on the past year's program, he described "the increasingly bold and menacing 1 " character of Communist activities in many sectors of Hie pnrlh." Drive for World "These, numerous manifestations of Soviet Intentions have left no doubt as to the existence and reality of a persistent Soviet drive for world domination." he ..said. "The need and urgency for protecting the ramparts of freedom has never been more plain. The problems of security lo/ the free nations must he solved or they cannot hope long to endure." Mr. Truman's roles as Paul Revere al the matinee and as the apos- 1 j. '.'I*- tie o( peace for the evening |: forniance are not contradictory, some officials explained it. They said he probably meant In his news conference remark that the prospects for peace are brighter now because of the growing power and unity o! tlie Western nations. The guiding principle of the administration Is to seek to maintain peace On the average, therefore, a per- by mii 'dii!E U.S. strength and that son \vith epilepsy could expect one ot " s ttll 'es to the point where the child out of 40 would have the dls- Sovie 's will not risk any aggression. disease; In other words, any given child of an epileptic parent has M chances out ol 40 ol being normal so far as epilepsy is concerned. However, even this chance of having epilepsy i.s about five times that which would be expected in the general population. Chances Kstimiilcd With the help of the History of govern-' past seizures, the family history of But along the way, this omnibus bill ran into some difficulties which make it objectionable. epilepsy and (he results of the elee- Irocncephalograph. the physician is able to give a rough estimate on the chances that any given child In the first place, it took the I of . a "larriage would be subject to House a full month to consider and act on the 11 chapters of tlie omnibus bill, it was long and tiresome debate, full of dull figures. By the lime the House got around to chapter 11, many ol the members had forgotten what they had done about chapter one. So the House did really acton 11 bills, pretty much as usual. Politicians Have a Dodge : For tills reason, there is considerable feeling on Capitol Hill that the new procedure 'offers no net See EDSON on Page 9 N HOLLYWOOD By Erskinc Johnson XEA SlafJ Correspondent nip-snip boys ell. aren't supposed to Los Angeles theater marquee Ign: 'MOVIES ARE BETTER THAN EVER" "POPCORN IS BUTTERIER, THAN EVER" Tcrc.sii Wrislit wears "j \\ s t a liijliljjown" in a lioudoir for 'Mr, and Sirs. Anonym (His." The (notes arc Oscar-winner Krtith Head's. She whispered: "I R»t her size and went out and Itouglit hrr nightgown. Until recently, the Ic.signer said she w o u I tl Invc gown h\ Unity won i trad i I ion \vilh may-lie ermine tail .10 yards of hlacfc lace. .. . "No more." says Edith. "Nmv we're dons; pictures about real peo- |ile and they wear resl clothes." Depends on Kvelyn "Mrs. Mike" may have a scquci. "Mrs. Mike nnd the Scrgc.MU." ii Producer Edward Gross rnn cct E\-clyn Kcyes" name on the dotted ne . . . Argentina's .Gable. Fernando Lamas, finally landed n movie jnh in MGM's "Welcome to" He'll p!ny a Frenchman! . , . Hone! Randall's TV shows in New York with preachment and lacking dramatic dynamite. The latest, about th e American-Mexican problem "The Lawless." picks up the powder keg, runs with it for a frightening 90 minutes and then drops it right In your lap. with the prob- "ein unsolved and the words unsaid, the result is suspense and ctlon "and a story of terror that takes turns knotting your heartstrings and frosting your spine. The preachment is there, but it doesn't choke you like the popcorn. Battle of the I!u!?e Peggy Cummins, who's Deen worried about the bulges, is getting de-blubcrized 10 pounds worth by ferry Hunt . . . The zither music didn't draw them in to see "The Third Man" the way exhibitors hoped. Now the ads are featuring pictures of Valii with ar. expanse of leg showing through a slit skirt Marjorie Plant is out a.s boss of the Riviera Pacilico at Ensenada, but the big hotel Jack Dempsey built is still open. When the Cornel Wildes go to England this summer for his "movie, "Lord Johnny," their seven- vcar-old Wendy goes lo grandma's tit Cape Cod. Says Cornel: "It's our sacrifice every summer to give her a normal childhood. She'll be little girl having fun on the beach and no Hollywood nonsense about the fame of her parents or how big a house she lives in." A photographer was lining up group shot of five slars doing radio play for the Actors Company. The di.ilog: Unliert Cummin^s: Ms this a sort i>r family picture? Hey, .lolm, saj stmir-tliilig funny." John Garfield: "When I was In the thcatah with Hcinhnrdt . •John Lund: "Souldn't one of us be holding a basketball?" Rosalind Rursell: "is my hat all right? It's a baked alaska really. you know, im going to take it home and eat it." Curnmings: "Are we supposed to antness that may result. In today's hand. South stuck his neck out tentatively. What he saw should have persuaded him to draw his head back quickly, instead, ne stuck it out farther. The result was seizures. Thus the individual victim of epilepsy may have a better or worse than average chance of having epileptic children depending on his or her own case. In (he light of what we know now, therefore, marriage with or without children Is not necessarily taboo merely because epileptic .'seizures have been • present. Although epilepsy is an undesirable trait and carries somewhat increased risks for Ehe children, the recommended point of view is that some epileptics should and some should not marry 75 Years Ago Today H. C. Davidson, E. J. Heaton Jack Otis, Wendell Phillips and J. To be specific, it was reasonable for South to not bid un- onc ai.u\.r. ik vjiiL' lulullvl. Allc It^ult, *\il;>. ... .,,. ' -• quite unpleasant lor his side. w. Wiseman mads up the party of civil engineers who have just returned from nn Inspection trip to Pickwick. Wilson and Wheeler dams. Miss Thclrna Worthington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Worth- received her A.B. degree Southwestern University, inglon, from Memphis, in its there Tuesday. annual exercises nrc bringing her movie bids. Sht* J lie happy or &ac\?" quit Hollywood two years nf;u. I Mel Ferrer: "Let's all help the * * * I photographer. 1 ' If plnn^inc nccMincs on (clrvi- sion Rrt any lower, \ViUcr \\\\\ \ lU.vnor .says he's ROing (o put a. j hr.i on his TV srl. Anrf it «ns Krn Vt'liitniorr vlio said of n TV queen: "She pul liif V in TV" There's a n e \v hnnincnis paint portrait of \A?. Taylor and N. Hilton in the tunel of love at Coney Island's sieeplcchrtRC Park to "inspire con pics taking the slon 1 bo;U to rnmnnc<\" They took down throne of Hltn liny, worth a n rt Aly Rahn . . . There's ft big cic;\l cook- i»R at Warner Bros, for Uick Ilay- mes. • • * Hollywood's ''problem" movi^?, with the exception of "Home of the © JACOBY ON BRIDGE l!y OSWALD JACORV Written ofr NKA Service Lion-Hearted Bidder Falls in Lion's Mouth It's all right to put your head In- sMe the lion's mouth If you happen to lie a dentist. Then nt least, you know what yon are doing and have some reason to be taking a risk. If. hov\(ver. yon have itiM put your lirnrl Ihrre in the spirit ot R — - i -- ~L ...v.clean fun, you have nobody but Brave, ' hava been overburdened I yourself to blame for any unpleas- Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Lemons leave tomorrow for Cuernavaca. Mexico where they will spend R week before going to Mexico City for the annual International Rotary convention. Mr. Lemons Is a former district governor. Auto Dump Started CHICAGO —fffv- This cily now has an "auto dump." To It will be towed all cars that have been abandoned on the streets. The automobiles will be . ggn "Unhappy Results" course which the United Stales has found it, expedient to pursue, however, ha.s necessarily had some unhappy results. It has made it difficult for this country to assume the spiritual leadership which is needed to win any war, cold or hot. Every move this nation makes to strengthen Its allies, militarily, economically or culturally, is pounced on by the Kremlin ns an Instance of Yankee imperialism. Tho U.S. talks back eloquently enough. Rut the people, of the world have heard so much Insincere talk for the past, 20 years or so that they haven't much faith In words. Historians pretty generally agree that. America in the past has had iis moments of Imperialism. And some highly placed officials now freely admit that one pleasant byproduct of U.S. economic aid to other nations Is that it will mai^a , tain and build up the markets Bf L U.S. foreign trade. Kremlin at Extremes The Kremlin, using this type of logic, goes to such extremes as to claim to detect sinister purposes when the U.S. gives its brains and money to aid refugees, homeless children, 7/orld health, education, science and religion and to reduce trade barriers. The governments of most non- Communist powers, and perhaps a majority of their people, seem confident of America's good Intentions. But there Is ample evidence that many non-Communists are cynical about the American program. Travelers from abroad report that there Is much regret that America has not found some way to dramatize her peace-making position so as to rally the hcarls and minds of all peoples. An Interesting instancB of cynicism In some foreign quarters was the vote of the Oxford (England) union debating society on June 1. In which the union regretted "United States domination of the democratic world." Ideologically as well as militarily, the United States Is on the defensive. claimed by owners. The National Geographic Society says that if Texas were as thickly sold unless they are j populated as Rhode Island it would I have 178.000,000 people. spade. His partner might fit spades, and they might be able to outbid the opponents. In any case. North might be glad to hear about tfce spades if it became necessary for him to make the opening lead. Alter South had bid one spade, he had told his story. If North had a fit for spades, he had a tongue of his own and was fully capable of using it, It wns certainly not necessary for South to bid his partner's cards. If R was a question of indicating a safe opening lead, there was no need for South to repent his bid. North had heard him the first time. It can be boiled down to one simple general rule: It is very dangerous to bid repeatedly when your partner keeps passing and the opponents keep bidding. West doubled and opened the Tack of diamonds. Dummy covered with the king, and East, won with the ace. East returned the ten of clubs to West's ace. West then led another diamond, forcing South to ruff. South led the queen ol spade?,} hoping to sneak by two rounds of trumps. However, West toot; his ace of spades at once and ted a club for his partner to ruff. Ea,sl returned a low diamond, south discarded a heart, and West ruffed with the eight ot spades. \Vc-st gave his partner another club ruff, and East returned tlie n'.ircn of diamonds. South ruffed low, and West over-ruffed. West then got out with the Jack of clubs and South still had to give up a heart. South wns set three tricks, for a loss of flOQ points, if south had kept a discreet silence his opponents would have had a struggle lo make even as much as two diamonds. Incidentally, West'? double wns phenomenally "light." and WAS based largely on a knowledge of South's bidding habits. Vocalist Answer to Previous Puzzlb HORIZONTAL 1,8 Depicted singer 13 Interstices 14 Flower ISDrythonic god of the sea IE Former •! Chinese measure 5 Altitude (ab.) 6 Facility 7 Jump 8 Short-napped fabric 9 While „ . ,10 Style oi type Russian rulers n Tiding , 12 Sea eagle 17 Oriental measure 20 Insect egg 22 Dutch city 25 Parish priest 26 Verbal" 28 Reliance 29 Hea%'y blow 18 Grain bristle 19 Scottish'river 21 Roof finisl 22 Otherwise 23 Three-toed slolh 24 the gods 25 Young horse 27 Reverberate 30 Chaldean city 31 Preposition 32 Egyptian sun god 33 Hebrew letler ' 34 Horned ruminants 37 Emerge partly 39 Babylonian deity 40 Type measure 41 Ran 43 Japanese outcast 46 Twirl 49 Fiber knots i 50 Assembly ; 52 Follower j 53 Mountain • nymph 5T> Withdraws I 57 Telegrams I 58 Venerates ! VaKTICAL I I 2 Angered a Breakfast food 35 Retainer 36 Sorrowful 37 Fooilike part 38 Domain 41 Cocaine 42 Persian fairy 43 For example (ab.) 44 Ripped 45 War god 47 Entry in a ledger 48 Promontory 50 Paid notices 51 Pewter coin o Thailand 54 One (Scot.) 56 Id est (ab.)

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