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Blytheville, Arkansas
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rotra BLVTirEVn.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, .JUNE 17, 1950 THE BLYTHEVILLE COUHIER NEWS TH» COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BAKRT A. HAIKES, AiSlsUnt Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bolt Nttloo&l Advertising Representative!: WillK* WJlmer Co, New York, Chicago. DetrolV AlUnU, iiemphU. Entered as «cond class matter at the poet- office at Blythei'ille, Arkmisas. under »ct o( Con- «r*»», October 9. Itn. Member of The Associated Prrsj SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BJ carrier In the city ol Blythcvllle or »nj nburbin town Khere carrfet service U main. »alned, 20c per week, or 85c per month Bj mall, Klthln t radius ol 60 miles Jt.OO per ji»r, <2.00 for six months, il.OO lot three months; by mail outside 60 mile Kne, 11000 per yeat payable in advance. Meditations For all his dayi are sorrows, and his travail frlef :•)'», his heart takrst not rest In the night. This is also vanity.—Eccl. 2:23. . * * * Eccle&Iaste* said that "nil is vanity," . Most modern preachers say the same, or show It By their examples ol Inie Christianity: Jn short, all know, or very soon may know it. —Byron. Barbs Il's human to make mistakes—the trouble is wme people sre just too human. * * * Public spirit Is not what makes a girl let her home b« used for a court house. * * * It'i th« happy-go-lucky dub golfer who uocs out on the course and drives himself mnci. « * t It's a simple matter lo be popular with everybody.- »ay« a professor. Sure—just step out and Inherit > million or tiro. • - » * • A bird In the haml may be bad table manners, but it's lots more fun. Council's Action Not End Of Home Rule Amendment Although Blythcvillc's Oily Council took action worthy of commendation when itSvent on record as disapproving of the proposed Home Rule amendment, let no one be deceived. The proposal is not dead—it's not even sleeping. Home Rule advocates are busily circulating petitions in other parts of the state to get their proposal on the ballot for November's general election. Thus far there have been no reports indicating the petitions have been circulated in Mississippi County. However, any person who has observed the ease with which long lists of names can be added to petitions, will readily recognize the fact that the forces working for Home Rule can,, and probably will secure signers aplenty. Therefore, the question of whether the highly controversial Home Rule amendment will become a part of the constituion of the state of Arkansas probably will be answered by the individual voter of this state. It will require some vigilance on the part of voters. June's City Council resolutions, like spring flowers, are quick to fade and the spotlight will not, in all likelihood, be on Home Rule come November. It will be well, therefore, for the voter to remember that the City Council resoluion, while serving a purpose in bringing attention lo the issue, is simply a recorded opinion and legally affects the proposed amendment in not even the smallest manner. The voter should expect to see the Home Rule proposal on his ballot next Fall. Before that time, he should investigate the amendment which would grant wide powers to municipal government and serve ns a key to increase locally-imposed taxes. Long Time Conning Americans can be thankful that at last a liberalized displaced persons measure has been assured. Under legislation finally approved by Congress and President Truman, another 136,000 European DP's will be admitted to the United States. The old law (19-18) allowed entry of 205,000 and we have already given haven to more than 153,000 of these. Furthermore, language in the 1948 law that seemed to reflect religious and racial bias has been modified. With the President's signature, new entrants to the U. S. will be selected from a broader range of national and religious groups. The final passage of the new DP bill was a victory for the many elements in American society which wanted it. And it was a defeat for Senator McCarran of Nevada, whose blind obstruction stalled for almost a year and a half a worthy measure that ought to have been enacted by the spring of 19-10. We Have No Choice President Truman's signature on the $3,121,-150,00fl Marshall Plan authorization for 1950-51 reminds us that this bold recovery program is moving rapidly toward completion, When the 195152 measure has been voted, that will be the last. The government already has made it abundanly clear that aid to Europe and other areas cannot end in 1952. Our help will still be needed in some degree in many countries. That will probably be true so long as Russia's cold war against the free world continues. The free world's dependence upon us is beyond question. Unless we wish to face Fiussia without friends, we must back up our allies with economic and military substance. We'll be much better off if this fact is acknowledged by nil Americans rather than debated by wishful thinkers who would like lo escape this troubled world. We have enough to do figuring out a sensible sequel to the Marshall Plan, without frittering our energies in pointless debate over plain facts. Views of Others Questionable Loans Another case of a loan by the Dccon&truction Finance Corporation to a company on the verge of bankruptcy has been brought out by the Senate Banking Subcommittee, headed by Senator Fulbright. In January of last year the Ribbon- writer Corporation of Dania, Fla., applied for a $400.000 RFC loan. Records and testimony introduced at Senate hearings revealed that the manager of the RFC's Jacksonville office and the Jacksonville Review Committee recommended » $!25,OC0 loan. But when the loan application reached Washington RFC Examiner Charles B. Lewis recommended approval of the entire S40O,- 000. And the RFC Board, with three of its five members present, voted to accept Lewis' recommendation in spite of the advice of the Washington Review Committee that the application should be rejected. The first disbursement on the loan was made on May 16, 1919. Less than three months later the company folded, owing the taxpayers $300.000. If the Ribbonwriter loan were an isolated case, there might not be any special cause for concern. But it comes as the latest in a series of questionable investments by the RFC. Senate Investigators only recently brought out that the federal lending agency, acting without its full membership Find overruling the adverse opinioiis of some of its own appraisers, voted to lend $11,100,000 to the Texmass Petroleum Company at a time when receivership [or that firm was being discussed Earlier the RFC had loaned S4,- 000.000 to the Waltham Watch Company. just before It failed. In the Ribbonwriter case, as in that of Tcx- mass, it has been charged tint the resources of the federal government are being used to secure the stakes ol big Investors. RFC Examiner Lewis told Senator Fulbright that he was more favorably disposed to the loan to the Florida corporation after talking to Wiley L. Moore, one of the company's directors who Is reportedly worth $5,000,000. senator Fulbright observed, with goctl reason, that it looked as if Mr. Moore could afford to take the risk "a lol better than sonic of the taxpayers." The evidence in this latest case, added to that which Senator Fulbrighfs group has already produced, Indicates that the difference in views between the Arkansas senator and RFC officials Is not merely one oi philosophy on federal lending policies. There is a difference over the propriety of certnin loans, even apart from the business risks Involved. And it goes deep enough to indicate that legislation or changes in regulations may be needed to stop some of the RFC practices which Senator Fulbriglu has questioned. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE So They Say SHI! Holding the Floor in Washington U Britain Concerned Over Smuts 3 Illness Th« DOCTOR SAYS People should be most careful of serious symptoms In themselves and their children. The first question today shows that there are still many people who do not recognize dangerous symptoms when they occur. Q — One day last week my seven- year-old son complained of pain In his right side. That day his urine contained blood but the next day it was perfectly clear and has seemed lo be clear ever since. D.D. A — The symptoms sugerst somr- Ihing wrong wilh the kidneys or Ihe urinary passageways. Just lie- cause the symptoms appeared to clear up promptly rloes not make it safe lo assume (hat nuClimg sor- lous Is present. The hny should he taken al once for careful ami complete medical sludlfs. Q — Is beer harmful lo someone with a leaking heart? M.P. A — There Is Jin direct connection hrlwcen beer and a leaky liearl liul too much liccr can cause an excessive burden on the heart. • * « Q — My teen-aged daughter has Peter Edson's Washington Column — Indiana's ^American Guard* Movement Stirs Controversy By DfWITT MacKKNZlB A I 1 Foreign Affairs Analyst The grave illness of aged FleM Marshal Hans ChrLstlaan Smuts at his home near Pretoria la a matter of deep concern not only to hX native South Africa but to tl^> British Empire and Commonwealth, for he lontj has been a pillar of -strength In that great association of nations. Indeed, statesman this famous sol rii er- h.i,*; been more th^n that, for he lias in Ihe truest yens* been a world citizen — one of Ilia nut.sta tiding figures of history. Ha has played a leading role in some of the mo5t striking international developments of our time. ' The 80-year-old Smuts has suffered a co* which has been followed by pneumonia. Should this ill ness mean that he must abandon politics altogether (as the doctors say may happen) It may easily create a fresh crisis for the British Common wealth. Marshal's Idea Tt was the field marshal himself who In 1917 introduced the idea of the Commonwealth, and he has been the chief link which ha.s hold South Africa in that Union of Nn- some marks on the skin as a result lions. Many of his political oppon- of acne. Can anything be done for ' this? Mrs. M.J.K. A — SnmetItnes yos, snmcIimcs no. Recently a. report bus appeared on (he favorable effects of a method of using .sandpaper. Other ysicians li.ive not ye I eon firmed this trca 1 m e n I, ho we vc r, a n il should certainly no[ be tried unless {lone and supervised by a physician. » * * Q __ what causes an itch around the nose and behind the ears? L.R. A — This sounds like » form of e\7cma prohably resulting from contact cuts who now are in power want reparation from England and the establishment of a republic. Long Prime Minister, Smuts resigned Sn 1948 after a coalition at,-. Nationalises and Afrikanders rijl/.' feated his united party. Re was succeeded by Dr. Daniel F. Malan. a clergyman who Ls an isolationist and an advocate of race segregation and white supremacy in South Africa. Since (hen Smuts has boen leader of the "opposition" to the government in parliament, Permanent ontact^ witli some substance to | removal of that powerful leadership .-Inch the patient is allergic. would be boumj to stimulate the Q — v/hen the thyroid gland is not working ivhat can be done to put this gland back to work? E.O. A — The functions of the eland cannot be restored by any methods known hut the deficiency can lie ANDERSON, End. — ( NEA> — This smokestack city in central Indiajia, is the home of "The American Guard"—one of the versial political reform in o v e- ments in recent years. The American Guard has been damned by local emocratic party tiers as a Re- ublican off-shoot the Chamber yf most contro- I think we have achieved a good program to V:ccp the peace without undermining the economic foundations of our country.—Senate Democratic Leader Scott W. Lucas. * * » There is graver danger today of war coming to the shores of America from a foreign source than at any time since the war of 1812.—Harold SLasscn, president, University of Pennsylvania. * * t In the Department of, unification Is a fact at all levels.—J. Thomas Schneider, chairman, Defense Department's personnel Policy Board. * * * Admittedly the United Nation* is an imperfect organization, but so long as this forum remains open, there are cracks in the Iron Curlain through which some ol our Ideas will penetrate,—Gen. George C. Marshall. « * * I still hnpe that the unity.. .amon^ all the Wr.strrn democracies and Atlantic powers will wari] off from nn the terror and umpcnKahlc niiscnes of a third world war.—WinMon Cluuch- 111. * • * Something must be done to prevent our holidays from becoming days of horror dedicated to A shameful wastf 1 of huninn life.-Nrrt M. Dearborn, president, National Safety Council. EDS01 ommerce. Yet the Guard leaders y it is strictly bi-partisan and tat It has been completely di- uced from the Chamber of Comerce. The- American Guard movement a little more than n ycai* old. wo Anderson lawyers—C. O. Davis- son, Republican, ami Waller Bagot. Democrat, drew up its constitution and by-laws in April. 1919. This formal action had followed several months of preliminary discussion by Anderson business men. First the two had met at lunch and discussed the forming of a bipartisan gond government, movement. The two drew in five other j Democrats and five Republicans. These 12 got 12 more. The committee of 24 did the organizing. One of the 24—who prefers to remain anonymous — suggested the name American Guard. He had served in the National Guard, and hati been a student o£ martial law and use of the National Guard as the final defense of law and order. His thought was that the American Guard would protect American freedoms. It was perhaps an unfortunate choice of name. Before the war, -/ there had been an attempt to organize an American Guard as a shirt organization with strong pro- Na?.i leaning*, ft disappeared, but critics of the Anderson American Guard movement were quick, to E point out that the first user of the name had been fascistic. The Anderson American Guard held its first meeting last August and opened for business in October. Its first and present executive director is Charles Harbaugh. He is a clean-cut, dark-haired young Hoosier, He was born in Lafayette and was graduated from Purdue in 1936. He coached in public schools. He. was in the Army from 1041 to 1945. On discharge he went into Chamber of Commerce work, and had been secretary of the Anderson Chamber of Commerce for three, years when he was offered the job SCD F.DSON on Page 8 ic I by taking thyroid extract proper doses. ly five-year-old boy will occasionally give a little jerk, when he is talking or playing. L..J.P. A — The most likely possibilities arc a habit spasm, or tie, and chorea. The chanres are tbal It is nothing serious but a. diagnosis should he made. * * • Q — What causes wild hair to grow in the eyelids and what can be done for it? Mrs. A.P. A — I (loiihl if anyone knotvs the cause. The bairs, however, can be removed by electrolysis, • * * Q — Could infected tonsils or sinusitis cause a person to have positive sputum? Mrs. H.G.P. A — T presume tbis means th f presence of tubercle bacilli in the sputum. Tuberculosis can affect al mnsi any purl of the bnily hi-/ the source is much more likely to be IN HOLLYWOOD By ErsMriR Johnson NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, (NEA) — Insuie ope on Paramount's decision not to Ick tip Gloria Swanson's option, fter her sure-fire Oscar pcrform- nce In "Sunset Boulevard," has to o wilh filthy lucre. Gloria wanted ecan meats, not peanuts. I asked loria's agent, Helen Ahisworth, if he star would make another film on. She said: "Gloria will—and she'll bo pan! what she deserves, brother I" They're gasping at UI over he Johnston oflice comment on tho cript of "Smuggler's Island." The ou-can't-do-that boys passed scenes n which the hero kisses another an's wile, but suggested that since t, was another man's wife, the huss- ig be held down to a minimum. Dnrnlhy Lamnur will po all-oul r>r Ihe lillc role in "The I.ifc of clrn Morgan" when slic arrix-es teeth in the morning?* 1 grinned Ban. "For that, sir," thundered Barrymore, "I use a light Sautcrnc." Andy Devine ol the sand-choked wheeze, will play Guy Madison's sidekick in t he TV film series based on Wild BUI Hickok's life. It's stanuch pal No. 53, or maybe 59, for Andy, who told me: "I'm doomed to be a frienrt, but it pays beautifully. I started the sidekick business with Buck Jones and I've been going strong ever since. Someday, maybe, I'll do a picture In which somebody will Jove me." Andy isn't sure that Wild Bill even hr\d a buddy. "But these are western pictures —the man'.s got lo have a friend," Andy explained. OUT OF ACTION' June Haver's illness may cost her two dance numbers in "I'll Get By." MIR lungs than cither Hie tonsils "West opened the ten of spades, j or tha sinuses. dummy played the king, and East j won with the ace. East led the queen of spades at the second trick, and South ruffed. "South next laid down the king of hearts, and continued with the ten of hearts. West played a low trump both times, and South had 75 Years'' Today Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Ferguson accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Stanton of Kansas City, Mo., wiU to decide whether or not to finesse, i !eavc tomorrow for a two weeks trip "As you can see, a finesse would • to Richmond. Va., where they will have enabled him to make his ; visit Mr. and Mrs. Rnhert Smart. They also plan to visit other points of the east before returning. (From the files of 20 years agol —Mothers of members of the Business and Professional Women's club were taken back a number of years in their memories Monday evening when they were honored guests at a party. Mmbers came dressed as nearly as possible like they did when children and mothers brought their photographs taken when they were young. The mother of Miss Ruth fStillwell was Judged the most beautiful ?irl from the prints and [she was presented a water set for a prize. nek In Yankee Doodle land from j TC s he isn't back on her feet shortly, Europe. A feu- months ;i£» she hrlleil nnt lire o\ni clouch to rc- the piciurc will be released without her twinkling toes. . Virginia ord an expensive album of Helen's j Fi? | d is s i a tcd for two more big snngs ami now she has a dale wHh | roles at M-G-M—result of her work Vrthur Murray to £cl special coach- j in "The Violent Hour." . . . Linda MJ* in tlic ilnnces ,of ivcntics. Confusion ahead: In "I Shot Jesse James." John Ireland playrci the popgun boy who did the foul deed N'ow he's JCSEC James in "The Rc- Uirn of Jesse James." To complicate matters more. Joanne Dni's brother, Pete Marshall nl:ivs tin lart in the second picture that Ireland played In the first. AFTIOIl THAT KOI.K the roaring I Darnell's two-year-old daughter, i Lola, visited her mama on the set (rf "Two Flags West" and got her hair fancied up by Linda's hairdresser, Gladys Whittcn. A photographer came by to snap pictures of Lola getting the glamour treat- mcnt and Linda said: "Cross your less/ darling. The Dtosa Costcllo. Ihe fiery Latin who | wits wasted by Hollywood in a cou- AK5 1 t AJ63 17 « Q 1072 + A72 A 1062 V Q7 1 • 343 AJ 1063 W E s (DEALER) lit A Q J 9 8 43 V 2 * 85 + KQ5 A'' 1 » K 1098 5 * A K J 6 4984 Both vul Sniilh West N'orlh East 1 ¥ Pass 3V 3 A Pass Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Arlenc Dahl is badgering M-G-M i pic of comedies, Is knocking Holly- for the chance to play the lead In j wood for a loop with her perform- "Lovcly to Look At." the remake of lance as Bloody Mary in the road "Roberta." She ami Andre Prevln i company of "South Pacific." are recording the Kern times to - But Diosa. who's slender as a birch prove their point. . . . Nancy Kcl- ] switch, had to zip herself into a ly's film comeback is in tlic bnft | padded body form to convince pro- Shr's sot for a lead in RKO's "Tlic ducers that she's an actress. She Man She Pound." contract. Actually South put up dummy's ace of hearts, thus losing his contract. He eventually had to give up a trump trick and two clubs. "South claims he followed the rule that you finesse -.ulh eight trumps but not with nine trumps. North feels sure that the odds are in favor of a finesse through West, but cannot- prove it. Who ts correct?" North Is correct. Wr>en you hav^ no information ?. -o t the unseen cards, you folio v the old rlilc crusades for separation from British ''Influence and lor white dominance. Labeled Handyman It Is n curious thine that Smuts, who once was labeled "the empire's handyman" because of the many duties he performed, should first have come to prominence as a military leader In the Boer War against. England. In that conflict he rendered yeoman's service to South Africa. Again at the outbreak of World War I he got into uniform, this, time as fl lieutenant general in the British' Army and commander Jn chiet of the British and South African forces fighting the Germans in cast Africa. His success there was followed by a call to membership in the imperial war cabinet in London. And in World War H. ths . couitsel of the then aging Smuts, was sought by Britain. Bi. It fell to Smuts to be one of tlfo planners of both (.he Ijeatrue of Natioti-s and the United Nations. Great as he has been In war. he always has been an advocate of peace and cooperation among nations. He has been showered with university degrees and other honors by many countries. , Birthday Parly A measure of the esteem in which Ihe field marshal is held at home was seen on May 24, which was his 80th birthday. The malan government with which he was at war politically tried to Ihrow cold water on a public celebration of the event. However. Johannesburg put on her best gala dress for him and accorded him the freedom of the city. Some 30,0»0 people jammed the great public square, ami other thousands crowded buildings clear to the roof-tops. Nothing couM cool the love and admiration so widely held for tv-vis great fl?nre. So now smuts' fight for health Is being watched with deepest sympathy In many lands. And one suspects lhat the British official circles the sympathy Is mixed with considerable anxiety lest this greal statesman, who has meant so mltch to commonwealth solidarity, should be permanently invalided at this critical juncture* Breed of Canine Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted breed of canine •1 Have 5 Ears 6 Measures of clolh 0 This"^— was 7 Slrccl < ab -> developed in ? Compass point Mexico 12 Assails 13 Top ol Ihs head ' 14 Stimuli 15 Energize IV Nuisances 18 Worms AO "Thccs body form ees murder After all these yesus. Mark Sen- Bloody Mary ces fat, to I gotta be nctt finally will judge a beauty con-] r ali test— at Ken Miles' Villa Marina al ; W ' c!> roast to death ecn cct. And cc tch, oh boy, I can not I M.ilrr passes my lips. "Bui don't you evi that South c]i;oi"d, The t -ulc actually says "Will: eiK>u, ever; with nine, never." It mast be emphs- si7ed, however, that this old rule applies only \vhL-n yon have information about the hands of the opponents. i In this case, however, South had heard East bid three spades In the face of sUorig bidding by North- South Would East do so with two losing cards in the suit that had been bid against him? As any experienced bridge player knows. East would be much more likely to bid three spades If his hand contained only one heart than If his hand contained two hearts. The bidding and West's choice of the opening lead indicated that East held nl seven spades. This alone would cause the odds to favor a finesse through West for Ihe rniecn of hearts. With seven spades in his hand. East hact only six cards (n which to hold an assortment of hearts, diamonds and clubs. West, with only three spades in his hand, had ten cards my lips." ( Dallas reader. "The argument rlc- I In which lo hold an assortment of ever brush your [ velopcd as a..result of this hand. I hearts, diamonds and clubs. 32 Rat 33 Implements 35 Leases 23'iouth African 37 Ireland farmer 38 Peer Gynl's 2j Summon mother JACOBY ON BRIDGE Balboa July 9. I'll be a judge, too.; scratch even one Icetle cench of Hot-xiggcty. . . . It's a film career j n ie.' at RKO for blonde Dorothy Douglas, the Texas beauty who's EOt Vaughn Paul, Dcanna Durbin's ex-. In a fever. Hollywood's hlsloric restaurant.. I the Mclrose Grotto, artrcl Innately called "ihc poor man's Lurry's," Is celebrating Us Mrd anniversary. Jack Ban, who storied ihvin as a cook 19 years ago and now co- owns the place, with Max Moreen- tlnu, remembers when John Bar- vyivmre told him', "Why am 1 in riv os\v.\i.n .tAcoriT Written ofr NKA Service Percentage Play Is Not Always Needed such perfect i "We have a problem ns to the Hrrause not a drop ot: correct percentage play," writes u 8 Platform 10 Musleline mammals 11 Lamellirostral birds 13 Pieces (ab.) 16 Symbol for xenon 19 Senior (ab.) 22 One lime 20 Musical note 21 Weep 24 Lettuce 2G Negative reply 27 Area measure 28 Symbol for cerium 20 Lines (ab.) 30 Through 31 Irish god of the sea 33 Symbol for tantalum 34 Gold (her.) 36 Mountain nymph 40 Foil 43 Prayer IS Ascended 46 Learning 47 Adversary 40 Sainle (ab.) 50 After-dinner sweets VERTICAL 1 Spindles of yarn 2 Flowers 3 Mother of ' Horus BlfilZ SLU.A TIEIP ToTN SE lEE fie R|A G _ TO AN _ T 5|H 25 Shield hearing 39 Accomplish 30 Talking bird 40 God of love 41 Row 42 Employer 44 Land east of Eden •15 Apuds (ab.) 48 Hebrew letter

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