The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 8, 1950 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 8, 1950
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PAOE tnom M/mnETTLLB (AMt.y QUUIHBR KVW1 VtUI BLYTHEV1LLE OOUKUtft MBWI ., .. . m COURIER raw* <xx . H. W. HAINSB, PvbUfhCT (, BAMY A. RAINES, AwteUnt Publlihw A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdmtUIng Uaiuger •olt NiltoniJ Adrertlslng ReprnenUtlTM! W»lt«« Wltcier Co, New York, Chicago, DttroH. AtUnt*, UtmphU. • = . entered as second elasi matter at the poct- •ttttt at Blytheville, Arkuitu, und«r act ol Con- •nu, October B, 1*17. Member of The Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol fllythevllle or an; Mburb«i) town wher* carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, ot I5c per month Bj mitt, within a radius of 60 miles (4.00 pti 7*ar, *200 (or six months, (1.00 (or three months; fcj mull outside 60 mile tone, iIO.00 per real payable In advance. Meditations Neither have 1 gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than any necessary food.—• Job 23:12. : - * • * The virtue of Christianity it obedience.— J. C. Kare. Barbs A Texas hen laid 304 eggs in 357 days—just like a Broadway show season. » + * We wonder how many people already are saving old paper and rubbish fo scatter around pic- »ic {rounds. * # » Men'who dislike to break in a new pipe should leave It on the desk where the office boy is sure to see it, . * a « An Oklahoma m*n *aw his wife for the first tfeM hi fiv« yean. All women like &hoppfnr ; Tou'll never find opportunity knocking around with other knocker*. One Item in Arms Aid Plan Sterns Unnecessarily Vague So long as Russia goes on probing for weak spots everywhere on the globe, the United States can't safely avoid extending military help to free peoples who need it. We recognized this reality last year when Congress voted $1,314,000,000 for arms aid to Europe and the Far East. Now President Truman has requested « slightly smaller siim, $1,222,500,000, to continue the program another year. There'g not rmich doubt that Con- jT«ss will again approve substantial arms assistance, though vigorous isolationist efforts will be made to block or at least reduce it. Arming our friends may not prevent a new war, but it will make it more remote. Mr. Truman's plan calls for $1,000,000,000 in aid to North Atlantic treaty countries, $120,000.000 for Greece and Turkey, $27,500,000 for Iran, Southern Korea and the Philippines, and $75,000,000 for the "general area of China." The last feature seems unnecessarily vague, if not downright evasive. Mainland China is in Communist hands and the difficulties of getting help to the very active guerrilla forces are extreme. Moreover, there's no sign we intend to offer all-out aid to embattled Nationalist armies on Formosa, which may soon feel the weight of Red attack. Practically speaking, the requested ?75,000,000 must be marked' largely for Southeast Asia, where Communist elements are fighting a hot war in Imlo- China and Malaya that could carry the whole region into the Russian fold. The U. S. has already promised military aid to Indo-China out of existing funds voted for the "general area of China." But informed guesses have set this original help at 515.000,000, and it is assumed considerably more will be needed there to fend off the Reds. Why not say the new $75,000,000 Is for Southeast Asia? That whole area is looking hopefully tu this country for an indication that we are wholeheartedly behind the southern Asiatics in their resistance to communism. A bold statement that they have our material backing would exert a tonic effect upon them. Possibly Mr. Truman used the phrase "general area of China" because he wants to appease lawmakers who are still highly disturbed at China's fall. But surely any congressman who reads the papers realizes that China is lost for some time to come and Southeast Asia is the real battlefront now. Couches in the Dugout? The St. Louis Browns hired a psychologist to he!]) boost the team's morale and unkink its mental twists. After a little more than a month, he's given up. He.left with the Browns deep in Die American League cellar. Could this be « forerunner of t trend that »J«ht §om« dajr tprMd from t*il-««Ki«r» to kagu* leaders ? Ii the tim» coming when ev«ry team will hav» Its own psychiatric couch?' When th» club psychiatrist will rival the field manager in importance? If so, we can imagine some heated jurisdictional wrangles when an ac« batter goes into a downward spiral. To the manager, a little rest on the bench seems a proper prescription. But to the good doctor, a batting slump can't be that simple. He delves, into the batter's past for the hidden secret behind the reversal. You can see the sports headline easily: "Stanford Bieaks Slump; Reveals Father Broke Open His Piggy-Bank When Outfielder Was Boy of Ten." THURWAY, TOTfl5 S, Views of Others Put Candidates on the Spot The people of Arkansas should Insist In this election year that the candidates for high state office, and especially for the governorship and the legislature, discuss the state's finances frankly. This low-down should deal with the huge rise In slate spending during recent years, its whys and wherefores, and whether, and for. what reasons, the candidates favor more of it. From 1945-46 to 1D48-49 the period covering Mr. Lnney's tenure as governor, state outlays from it* own funds z/wned. according to a compilation by the Arkansas Public Expenditure Council, from 48 million dollnrs to 80 millions. That climb largely represents "something new added" to state responsibilities—Increased school aid, bigBcr kickbacks to rounty and city governments and more welfare spending. It also included mucli larger allocations to highway funds. Under McMath, the I'tems just mentioned and varioufi lesser.'expansions of state services, have •purred another humping climb of state spending. In addition, 28 millions in bonds for highways were championed by Mr. McMath and approved by the voters. Much, at least, of this heavy rise in state apendlng was unavoidable. All kinds of expenses have gone up. Then—a potent factor—there have been, and still are. the demands for extended state services. A great deal of this Is a part of progress. What It all gets down to is, how much state government do the people want, and how much can they a/ford? (They must also help to support an expensive federal government besides their local governments.) Somewhere, state spending must be compromised with the people's ability to pay the bills, This Is a question ol the greatest Importance to _ every wage-earner, farmer and businessman. All ihould Insist that it be discussed. frankly by the top candidates. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Somebody Seems To Be for Sale Democracy .U rotting, according to Dr. Harold A. Bosley of the Duke University School of Theology. Drvrjposley was telling about it to the eraduatlnr'class at the University of Texas the other day. • According to Dr. Bosley tlie fault is the men who hold office. Men In public life, he finds, are men "who always have their price." On the same day at Texas Weslcyan Dr. D. A. Hulcy of Dallas (he is an LL.D. now) had another Idea: "America was not built on the 'gimme' principle. . . . The individual lias a responsibility in the whole social setup and no one group can profit at the expense of others." Somebody seems to bo for sale. Could it be the voters who rfant to trade their votes for government loans, government power and light, government potatoes, government pensions, government hospitals, government this and government that? Democracy will never rot until the demos get rotten. How sound is the voter? How sound are you? —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say The population of the Western allied countries still considers Germany of today as responsible for the beginning of the war. The Germany of today, however, does not feel responsible.—West German Chancellor Dr .Konrad Adenauer. * + » Apparently .Mr. Truman thinks anybody who is opposed to him is an "obstructionist" lie would have a one-party government In the United States, and that. Is totalitarianism—Rep. Joseph W. Martin (R) of Massachusetts. » * t A Republican victor}' in 1950 is a must, not only In the slate but in the nation.—Sen. Wayne Morse (R) of Oregon. * * * Soviet communism Is u> deadly earnest, whereas the so-called "free world" is lackadaisical... This cold war is a serious business.—John Foster Dulles, GOP adviser to the Slate Department. * « * The general program of the Truman crusade Is clear. Promise everyone everything, and hope to back It up with government money.... Such a policy will wreck <he United Stales and reduce It to backruptcy.-^Sen. Robert A. Tail (R) of oiiio. i » « » A new war means catastrophe to all human beings all around the world From that noint I have started my work.—Trygvc Lie, UN general secretary, after viiitinj Marshall Slalm. It's Either a F«a$t.or a Famine— Missions in China Are Block to Reds 'efer Edson's Washington Column — Senator Says Prosperity Chain No Stronger Than Farm Link o WASHINGTON - (NBA) - Re-1 senator, "M v intei iiiblican Sen. Homer E. Capchart of ulate thinking. nrtiana says the Republican Party las got to start thinkin'. To pro- note this endeavor, Senator Cape- art has published a 28-page pam- 'hlct. Us tentative title is "The ey to Sound Prosperity " Carl H. wilkcn, Sioux City, IT conornist who now has offices 'ashington, wrote booklet. Sentor Capchart is acking Mr. wil- cn in his studies, lit the senator nakes clear that ces~not put his' amp of approval n it all. Some I it he agrees •1th, and sonic F it he does not KDSOt ;rce with. But says the Hoosier to stim- The wilkcn economic theories will stimulate thinking, nil right, but there's no telling what kind. Basis of the Wilken doctrine is that tiler must be a sound farm economy before there can be anything else sound. This appeals to Senator Cjpe- hart. who was born poor, began life farm hand, then became a farm tenant and a big fsrm owner, along with his manufacturing activities. Incidentally, Senator Capehart is running for re-election this November, and,has a race on his hands against ; Alex Campbell.'former assistant attorney general. But to get back to the Wilken thesis, he beginh by finding that the very laws of nature and production establish capitalism as the. natural form of economy." He gees ~ N HOLLYWOOD By Erskinr Jonnson - N'EA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Close- ps and longshots: Double - take larquee .S ; TII in Beverly Hills: "I WAS A SHOPLIFTER AND WOMAN OF DISTINCTION" Lucille Ball has her, fingers •ossed. Most of her screen war- ing has been dubbed by another ngcr. Comes now a p.a. lour and singing stint—and she hopes her vn voice sounds the same as the film nlltiiences have been ac- istomcd to hearing. . . . Liz Tay- r will pick up some heavy sugar he needs It?) from a greeting card impany. Some of her paintings 111 be used to perk up the Xmas .rd trade. * • ' , Joanne Dru nnd hubby John Ire- nri emote toccther for the third ne in M-G-M's "Vengeance Valy." but John will hayc to st.nnd by icwing a blade of grass while Bnrl incaster gets her. Joanne's role similar to Jennifer Jones' in "Duel the Sun" except she's not a half- •eed. Gilbert Roland winds up "Torand then pocs to ,S\vilzrrl:iml lo c his hvo diuipliters. I.nrimlii and yl ivlm arc fhcre will] main;i Con- ancc ISenneU. Mrs. Amy Jcfferlcs. 63-yrar-old larwoman of the London Palla- um. Is still walking on air. After s last performance there. Danny presented her with and chain gift with a gold nnte: Vith Love to Amy From Her Doy anny." Rid of II Fast Lnlo Hios. a 23-year-old Los An:les carpenter, makes his film de- it as the Mexican-American hero "The Lawless." Lalo got S10CO the job. He promptly gave S1CO his mother, bought a new blue II. rented a home, put a down ytncnt on five rooms of furniture, arrlcd the girl he's bcrn engaged for three years and went lo arysville. where the picture was filmed, foi his Ivmeymoon. A movie cartoon outfit—not Disney — Just registered the title: "Gorgeous Goosic." Gloria Joan, the former kid star, will do "Strictly Dishonorable" in summer slock in Virginia. . . . Fox is cooking on a lady pirate yarn. "Anne of the Indies," for Susan Hayward .... Rita Hayworth's youngest brother. Eduarrto Cansino Jr., is making his film debut as a Spanish dancer at Republic. . . Boh Hope's answer to questions about his fall TV scries: "First I have lo see trie Mayo Firolhers lo find out how much work they'll let me do." j This is the story of an actor who llotu hii home. In 1943 Richard Carlson enlisted in the Navy and spent five years in the South Pacific. On his second day back in civvies. RKO hired him for: " So Well Remembered" and sent, him to England for eight foggy months. On his return. Josh Logan signed him for the Chicago company of "Mr. Roberts." where he spent a year and a half. Wli.-n lie returned to Hollywood M-G-M promptly shinrx-ii him off lo Africa for si* monlhs lo co-star with Deborah Knrr in "Kin K Solomon's Mines." Finallv home, Dick landcrl the Ica.l in Rnb Stillman's The Souni? of Fury" and was sent lo Phoenix. Arli.. fur six weeks. Now home with his family, nick says he's afraid lo pick np the telephone. "It may be some producer who won Is lo, make a picture titled "Rocket to the Moon." Courteous Brnoklynltcs Aside to Brooklvn readers: Kirk Douglas says: "The best-behaved movie fans I've encountered come fiom fi-joklyn. They thank you for an autograph." Jimmy Stewart stopped the sound sWse jnnltor on ui's "Harvey" set Just In time. Mr. Clean-up spotted the Begum Llaquat All, wife of Pakistan's Prime Minister, sitting in the company's lunch chair marked "Harvey" and was nhoiit to tell her to move. . . . The Joan Davis- Danny Elnian flame is burning again. Joan tossed a quiet little home dinner and invited Danny and ex-husband Cy Wills. Mnrle MacDonald warbled with bunds before . Hollywood but gets her first chalice to make like a film canary in "Hit. Parade of ID5I." She says she wanls to be lust like Grnble: "I'm not a dramatic actress." she says, "but I can give 'em pretty pictures. laughs and gaiety. I don't want to let off my frustrations for audiences." •JACOBY ON BRIDGE I Hr OSWALD JACOBY Writlen ofr NBA Service Abide bf Double if Pointwise It's Best "Our bridge club is In a dither about this hand." writes a Kansas City correspondent. "It was played In a match-point tournament. The question Is how the hand should he bid. "Some of us think that North was right to rebid his spades rather than allow lhe double of two diamonds to stand. The others think that North should have passed the double of two diamonds, hoping lo win more points in penalties. "What would tht best tourna- on from there to state that "The failure of our capital economy to retain stability is due to price fluctuations which change the dollar value or new wealth." Not A 001' Brannan Plan Wilken's purpose, therefore Ls to uncover the natural laws of exchange, which can then be used as yardsticks to make, our economy * or ,!V. bEttcr and Bive us greater stability. The booklet is full of tables and charts. Much of the data—though not conclusions—are taken from the president's Economic Report to Congress. "A careful check of. the record " writes Slri'.Wilken, "will reyeal that each $1 of gross 1 farm income will generate »7. of national ;• Income." This is Mr. Wilken's "Key to Prosperity." "Once n-e realize this simple, yet See EDSON on Page "9 ment players do In a situation like this?" ! Most of the best Th« DOCTOR SAYS Undulant Fever, which Is one kind of brucellosis, hai become a matter of increasing concern to doctors and health officials In recent years. It Is an important disease both for human beings and for the livestock and dairy Interests. Human brucellosis Is caused by a germ of which there are several varieties. It Ls a disease which can cause many different kinds of symptoms. In s typical acute attack fever, chilly sensations, exces- ] sivc sweating, loss of weight, pains in lhe muscles and headache are quite common. Fever Is generally present which tends to go up and down in a wavelike manner, and It is this characteristic which has given It the name of "undulant" fever. All to often the disease docs not show typical symptoms and can be confused with other diseases. It is sometimes responsible for backache and other signs of muscular or joint rheumatism. One of the leading research workers on this disease contracted it but was considered to be a "nervous case" for many years before the (rue cause was discovered. Brucellosis is usually a chronic and long-lasting condition. It is difficult to diagnose because there is no one test which identfies it witli certainty. It is also difficult to treat because it calls for a treatment which will not only control the Infection but eradicate the germ from the body. Recently promising results, however, have been reported with mixtures of various sulfa drugs and antibiotics. Epidemics have been reported from germ-infected milk. In fact, the disease is usually contracted by drinking infected milk or coming in contact with meat from Infected animals. It attacks many animals and this fact has made" it nece-scvry in many cases to destroy whole herds or flocks. Although brucellosis remains a serious health problem, some progress is being made. It is being fought in livestock' on farms. Research work diagnosis a carried out in many* labratorles throughout the world. AVOID CONTACTS The elimination of the disease [n dairy herds and other livestock, the use of pasteurized iniik, and care in avoiding infection by contact with infected meats should do much to cut down the danger of contracting brucellosis. Also there is real hope that better treatment, is here or just' around the corner—at least for the acute form of->tne disease. Still badly nee'ded, however, are better methods of diagnosis, particularly for chronic brucellosis. By Cl ARK BEACH AP Forelrn Affairs Analyst (For mWITT MacKEN'ZIG) America's last contact witii tin Chinese people Is now maintained by a brave end determined little band—Ihe missionaries, educators, welfare i>eople and doctors who Z?M- resent private organizations <V.i"r there. Between 1.600'and 1,800 are left, scattered throughout China, accord- Ing lo one official. All American officials are gone. American businesses are closing down rapidly. Most of their personnel are getting out as fast as they can. Some leading American businessmen have said they see little hope of maintaining their enterprises there—unless the Communist government changes Its mind and decides it wants to trade with the United States. The government declares now lhat the country need* no imports of any kind. Few Closed Down But the private religious, philanthropic and educational organizations have closed down very few of their establishments. Some of their American personnel have been evacuated, but their work is being carried on by native Chinese. The Communist government has not given them much trouble yet, according to both Protestant and Catholic sources. But most of them seem reconciled to the belief that their days are numbered. Already the Communist government is closely supervising all education courses, faculty and so forth, generally expected that the nii's- rti sions' religions work will be curtailed when Ihe atheistic Reds get around to it. Last Medics May Suffer to surfer from Communist exclusion, it is believed, will he the medical missionaries, for China is desperately in need of medical help. Meanwhile, whatever America ha« to say to its old friends, the Chinese people. have to be sntrt through the mission folk. They „ lone are now able to talk to ..them of God, democracy, freedom, the dignity of the Individual. They will not be able to propagandize for the American way of life. The representatives of the pri- __ vate organizations here say that k on better methods ol 1 1 116 '. 1 !, cnly hope at bel "B tolerated nd treatment are bi-in? ' S . lhe , new . Communist masters of '«| China lies in neutrality. They can only carry on the work of religion, charity, welfare and education. Are Beins Watched They are .aware that they are, being closely watched. Restrictions are gradually being tightened. v S'6me leaders who have come from China recently predict that the pattern of Red conquest of Eastern Europe eventually .will be followed in China -—purges,_spy trials, religious persecution. Just now the new govern- 75 Years Ago Today June 8 1 *, 2* 3N.T. E-W vul. En si South 2 » Double Pass 2 N. T. Pass Pass West Pass Pass Pass I two of its best equestriennes. Miss Peggy McKeel and Miss Margaret Keen, at the Lindenwood college [annual horse show, which is to be given Saturday afternoon on the campus. Mr. and Mrs. Prank Dulaney nave taken the J..H. Smart home on west Main Street. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Rimer and daughter, Marjorie, and Mr anil Mrs. Dwight Bowen will spend tomorrow in Helena. Misses Mary and Alice Mcllanej of Kcnnett, Mo., were guests of Dr. and Mrs. L. H. Moore yesterday. The small water ouzel, a bird that likes water insects, "flies" under wa- er, using the same wing motions other birds employ in air. urally, North would prefer to hold more than one dlam -. He would also prefer to hold greater strength outside of his long spade suit However, North cannot pick and choose He. must decide on the basis of the hand that he actually holds In match-point play. North wanls to make as many point,, as possible As all tournament players know a difference of 30 or 40 points, which .1 unI '" 1 , portanl »t rubber bridge is the difference between a good and " poor score In tournament piny North should reflect a game i, SP J des or nolr "mP would probably be worth In the neighborhood of 4sO points for his side (Tbrce hundred points for the game and the rest for the trick score) H™ •vcr, if North and South can set the ipponents two tricks, they will Vet 00 points. This is more than North and South could hope lo score by playing the hand themselves Moreover, even if the hand will not produce a game for North and South, it may still produce a one- trick set of two diamonds would be worth 200 points.' more . ore than any part-score contract that XTn^H, ~,*-l C--..IV- . . lll-tt and South could expect North make. North should therefore hope that if his partner's hand Is good enough to produce a game it will be good enough to scl two diamonds two tricks: and that If It, is not good enough to produce a game it wilt still be good enough to set two diamonds one trick. When the hand was actually played. South marie eleven tricks nt notrump by leading towards his king of clubs. At two diamonds doubled. South would open the king of spades and would discard a club when East ruffed the third spade. East would lead take It trump, and ind lead South heart. would North would return n club. At this point East could hold the loss to 500 points only by putting up the nee of clubs — but even 500 polnls vould oe loo big n prlct U> pajr. The Wye oak, at Wye Mills. Md., is 95 feet high and about 400 years busy, with gigantic PE Aquatic Mammal ment , i?.i ns . Pf administration -which more urgent! • " " * President Truman, In a speech at Laramie, Wyo., May 9, said that the United States will do what it can to send relief to. the famine- stricken people through American private agencies still in China. But the Communist government In Its- broadcasts has said that'll would accept no foreign relief. It even declared that relief wasn't needed. No Relief Material Almost no relief materials htfve cme.ed China since the Reds took over, according to welfare leaders here. The Chmese have placed a 25 per cent ad valorem duty on all relief goods Imported, and this makes almost any relief project too expensive to be feasible. In Shanghai the Communists have set up an agency to administer all relief—the Shanghai production and relief committee, if any private relief organization ever hopes to operate, it will have to submit to supervision of this agency — agreeing to whatever terms the Communists impose. Money, however, still is flowing freely to the missions. Reds eveu in Russia welcome American dollars. The missions in China simply write checks on American banks. where their funds are deposited. Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL. 57 Deer track 1-Depicted 58 Pilfering mammal * ERTICAL 3 It has a broad, 1 Sacred songj •tail 13 Small fish 14 Fixed course 15 While 16 Assam silkworm 17 An IS Hour (ab.) 20 Type of boat 22 Measure ol type S3. Volume 24 English river 25 Simple 27 Indentation 28 Protuberance 29 Otherwise 30 Symbol for iridium' SIParent 32 Symb.ol for tellurium 33 Actual weight (ab.) 34 Epic poetry 3G College cheers 3D Hocky crags 40 Woody plant 41 Beast ol burden 42 Amb'ary 44 Symbol for erbium 46Age 47 Pint (ab.) 48 Title of respect 49 Knock 51 Erbium (ab.) 52 Facility 54 It is a native of, • and Australia 2 Abate 3 Rough lava 4 Definite article 5 Ancient 6 Stiffly decorous 7 Pronoun 8 Groove a Offspring 10 Behold! 11 Capital of Greece 12 Rounded 26 Exit 44 Gaelic 27 Leave 45Chibchar\ 34. Russian Indian storehouses 48 Group of 35 Pertaining to matched piecl 'mail • 50 Companion 37 In this place 53 Thus 18 Negative reply 38 Sailor's pouch 55 Near 21 Betrayers 42Thegodj 56 Symbol ior 24 Eastern stale 43 Crafts nickel 19 IZ ifi r

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