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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 24, 1950
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FOUR (ARK.) COUKrER NEWS SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1950 BL.YTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BAXRT A. HAINES, AiSbtant Publisher A A FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager •oil National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co, He* York, Chicago. Detroit AtUnU, Uemphls. _ ' _ ____ •ntered »s second class matter at the poit- e!fl« at Blylheville. Ark»ui»s, under act of Con(»•*, October », HIT. Member ol The Associated Presi I »nj main- .SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj cirrier In th« cltj ot Blythevllle Mburban town where carrier service U telntd, 20c per week, or 85c per month BY mail, within » radius of 50 miles J4.00 pa y«r. 12.00 tor six months. H.OO for three months: bj mill outside 60 mile wne, S10.00 per year MYtble in advance. Meditations Wherefore I say imlo, Her sins, tvlilch .re many, arc forgiven; for she loved mueli: but I* whom lllllc is forgiven (he same lovrlh "l- Ue.—Luke 7:17. * » » Love is the emblem of eternity; It confounds all notion o: time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all (car of an end.—Madame dc Stael. Barbs It's nice for folks to be important in their own way—until they get in the way of others. * * * An Arizona musician was arrested for having two wives, lie wasn't much on the harmony. * * * When the cat hides under the davenport or utays the basement, you'll know that, grade school is out. * * + Two Ohio men pleaded not fruilty In stealing Z5 jallons of cream. Maybe it was vanishing -cream. * * * . This Is the time ol scar when a man is boss In his own home—if the rest of the family is away on vacation. lli« country. He has a name that must be reckoned with. Either at his present 48 or at 58, the governor would be a powerful factor if lie chose to campaign again for high office. No seasoned politician in either major party is likely to write Dewcy out of politics permanently until he has reached the retirement age. Man for the Job There is good sense in the naming of W. Avcrcll Harrinnm as a White House co-ordinator of foreign affairs. A lot of us are inclined to imagine that foreign policy is something made by the Stale Department and the President and occasionally ratified by Congress. Actually some -1G government departments and agencies lake part in U. S. foreign affairs. Observers of our foreign relations have been decrying for a long time the lack of liaison in this scattered effort. Decisions by the Commerce Department or the Treasury could conceivably undermine policies laid down by the Secretary of Stale. These arc but two examples. A co-ordinator who can draw the various strands together will perform a highly useful service in helping the United States achieve a harmonious, effective foreign policy. Harriman, a veteran of international experience, appears admirably cboKcn for the job. Views of Others Dewey Will Use Influence • At '52 GOP Convention Decisions in politics never seem to have quite the firmness they do in other areas of li/e, but there's a definite air of finality about Gov. Thomas E. Dewey's statement that he's out of the 1050 New York governorship nice. There's no reason to Believe Dewey has thus eliminated himself from the presidential sweepstakes for all time. But'he has unquestionably bowed out as a 1952 GOP possibility. His action means, first of all, that the New York delegation to the 1952 Republican convention will be controlled by somebody'else. But insofar as Dewey has personal influence, with his party in- New York and the nation, he will undoubtedly seek to use that weight at nominating time. The governor is realistic enough not to imagine he could employ it to achieve a third straight GOP nomination for . himself, especially now that he has put himself outside the active political circle. Everything suggests he will try, however, to promote the choice of a candidate who shares his generally liberal views. In this purpose he will be aligning himself with other progressive elements in the Republican Party. If Governor Warren wins a third term in California and Governor Duff puts his hand-picked candidate over for governor of Pennsylvania, this wing will have a strong nucleus. Who the progressives' candidate will be is of course 'way up in the air. Both Warren and Duff arc themselves in the running. There's persistent lalk that Dewcy favors General Eisenhower and will throw all his strength behind the general. Dewcy has dropped no hint to support the rumors. This much can probably be said safely: Dewey and other top figures in the GOP liberal camp will buck the nomination of Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio. The governor has no love for the Ohioan and the feeling seems to be mutual. Warren, if successful, is unlikely to put his powerful California delegation behind so conservative a man as Taft. Duff worked for Taft in 1948, but only after his first choice, Senator Vaiidcn- berg of Michigan, got out of the contest. His natural bent is the other way. No question, the progressive GOP forces would be stronger in 1952 if Dewey came to the convention as a third- term governor in full control over the huge New York delegation. But it would be a mistake to underrate his influence simpfy because he has withdrawn to the sidelines. Dewey has a clear record as an excellent administrator at Albany, as a lop vote-getter both in New York and Conway Has New Slant on Traffic. Conway, a city of 8.C56 persons, is without • single traffic signal, except for blinkers on a main highway leading through the business district. And what's more, the city lathers are not .planning on having traffic lights any time soon. A proposal for installing signals at three downtown intersections was brushed aside by the city council. One atderninn said he believed the only solution to tlie traffic situation is the hiring of a special traffic officer atxd the purchase of a. motorcycle. Another councilman reminded that "when the traffic situation gets had in Little Rock they turn off the lights and a cop goes to work." Officials ol the Faulkner county city undoubtedly know their own problems. At least their idea is different. But while ft Is true that officers speed Little Rock traffic at peak hours, keeping men at these points throughout, the day would be too ex)>cnsive for the Capital City. Conway voters rejected parking meters In n special election last year. They must have had some contact with these iron highjackcrs while visiting other cities. Keep on doing- your own thinking, Cotiway. Tlie rapid growth of your city is proof that it has capable citizens.-^--:: ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Chiang Hits at Graft Chiang Kai-shek has ordered sternest measures against any of his officers or troops or other personnel caught engaging in graft. This comes much too late. It" was early In the war in the Pacific when outrageous corruption came to light on the Burma road. Every inch of transport space was needed for supplies for soldiers fighting the invading Japanese. These forces included many American^. Yet military requirements were often set nsidc or dumped and luxury items went up the winding, mountainous road. H was a vicious trade which took its cost in lives. Granted that Chiang could not have produced the perfect man. But he might and should have gone a let further in establishing an honest regime. The fact that he did not is one. ot the reasons he is today discredited and Isolated on an island of last retreat. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH So They Say Just Depends on Where You Are Sitting— TUG. FOG-LIKE AUSTIN THE PACfPIC IS CALLED A PHENOMENON... •• WHILE /N ANOTHER PLACE IT'S JUST A FORMAL CONDITIOM- * A merica May Help Chiang on Formosa By l)e WITT MacKKNI/.K AI 1 1'orclsn Affairs Analyst A reversal of the current American policy of withholding aid from the Communist-menaced Chinese Island o! Formosa, may be presaged In word from Tokyo that General MacArihur and John Foster Dulles, The DOCTOR SAYS By EDU'JN I*. JORDAN', M.D. Written for NEA Service Every year a great many rumors fjo around about polio, some ol which are true and sonic ol wlucli ?;V'-? i ni'e not. Tlie question in today's group all deal with this problem- it true that a person a mild attack ot potto — is can .suffer U, S. State Department adviser, are agreed on the necessity of prompt help. As a matter of fact Washington already has been giving the hands- off policy a thorough going over /_, Up to this juncture military alM and advice to the forces of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek on Formosa have iccn ruled out. However, this altitude hasn't been In accord with views of the Defense Department, which has believed that something might be done by the united States to prevent tlie Reds from capturing Una Formosa (The Beautiful Isle, as the' Portuguese named it in '1590J. This feeling has grown as Chiang has strengthened his defenses while the Reds have withheld their anticipated attack from the mainland. Change All Depends Whether there will be any striking change in American policy presumably will depend on the report without ever having any paralysis or without it being possible to make a diagnosis? J.H.K A — Yes, It is, The virus whir. causes polio can sometimes he re- which Secretary of Defense Jonii- covercrJ from a person .suffering I son makes on his return from uilh wh;il appears lo be an ordin- conferences with MacArlluir in To- ary cold, .Many people are believed (o have had an attack of the disease uilh out its ever showing In Hit nervous system nr without any paralysis developing. Peter Edson's Washington Column — Illinois Seen as Test Tube For New Rent Control Law SPRINGFIELD, TIL (NEA>—Tlie special session of, the Illinois Legislature called by Gov. Actlai E. Stevenson gives this state the first opportunity to act on new rent control legislation Just passed by Congress. • Illinois cities have no legislative power of their own, being creatures of the State Legislature. So it was necessary to to get enabling 1 a w R parsed, to permit the local communities t o lake advantage of extended r c 11 t, controls after Dec. 31, if they want them. Governor Stevenson has recommended this action, Illinois is therefore the guinea pig tor the nation, Seventy of the 100 Illinois counties are now without rent controls, Of the 430 smaller communities that have retained rent controls, 145 are in the Chicago-Cook Coun- Only one request for decontrol was filed in Springficitl this year. It name from a little community of 500 southern Illinois. But when it was feared, that Congress \voiild not extend rent controls -beyond this June 30, tenants flooded the governor's office with copies of notices they received, advising them of proposed 50 to 100 per cent increases. The whole problem, as Governor Stevenson has si?.ed it up, is in rentals of 5100 per month or less in the Chicago area, and of 550 per month or less down -state. It is the problem of taking care of the poor, and the problem of perhaps 10 per cent of the landlords who would victimize the poor. Governor Stevenson feels that U Chicago has to increase its taxes, in order to secure operating revenues, rent advisory boards should recommend slight increases in rents, to cover the tax raise. But Q -- what, do you think about the removal of tonsils during tlie j polio season? Is this likely to produce a more sever attack of the ' W.J.W. ! A — There is sonic difference "f pinion among medical mt-n on Hits irobk-m. There dues nol seem to ic any reason \\ hy Lite tonsils should nol lie removed in the polio season if I here is not much polio in Ihc ciitniminit.v. In view of the difference of opinion, the only th I can say is that 1 would finl wi Ui have my children's tonsils removed «'heii there was a conslder- •iliEe amount of polio in (he urea in which we lived. There is some reason to believe that youngsters ivho have hud their tonsils out and do get polio do gel the more serious Euilbar type of Hie disease. • * • Q — if children strenuously are they more- likely to.get infantile parilysis than if they are kept quiet? J.L- ^ — The latest study on this ead to wage increase demands, rent strikes, and a resulting increase n the state's already overburdened relief load. Whether the state legislature will a p prove the g ov ern o r's p rog r a iri was the . great, uncertainty. The Republicans control the senate. The Democrats control the house- Both have small margins. And the record of co-operation between tho governor and the legislature during the 1949 session was not perfection- Asked More Than He Got Governor Stevenson began by asking the legislature for the most fix tensive reform 'program in the state's history. Having been elected by a record majority of over 500.000, he thought he had a mandate. Maybe he bit off more than the legislature could chew. The governor claimed that he got two-thirds of the things he that exercise taken before the A mile, symptoms of polio have developed rtues not increase the severity of paralysis. However, if youngster is allowed to engage physical activity after the first later paralysis is apparently wors-i ened. This pioltably means that youngsters can be allowed normal exercise even when polio is epidemic, but ;it the first sign of ^ sniffle, an upset stomach, or any other ilhu'ss they should he put to heel and kept there until a diagnosis ha.s hern inarir nr :ill of the syrnp- •toins have disappeared. kyo. The .secretary is accompanied by General Omar Bradley, chairman of the joint chiefs ot staff, whose viewpoint is bound to weigh heavily. who urge aid for Formosa. hold that its possession by the Communists would create a threat to the American chain of defenses in the Far East, That is, it would endanger the united State* Iself, Two highly interesting facts marj^^ the situation since the ChineJ^ 1 Communists completed their conquest of the mainland. One 1* that tlie Reds haven't followed up this conquest by a quick assault on Formosa to wipe out Chiang altogether the other is that the Generalissimo has taken advantage of this respite to withdraw 150,000 troops from the Island of Chusan the north and incorporate them in his Formosa army. Chiang Supported Thus we find the Nationalist leader, who has declared thnt be will give his life in defense of the island, supported by something like 4CO.OOO soldiers. Of course this force is. under-equipped, but it Is said to be sufficiently provided with small arms to give a Rood account of itself in defensive combat- Moreover, the morale of the army is reported to be good—and that's a mighty big item. One of Chiang's greatest weakness is lack 'of anything like an adequate airforce. However, such warplanes as he possesses are re: ported to have scored numerous Q against polio? Are older people immune Mrs. C.EI.A. ; V — I *ol i o is n n I as common in older people 2fl f hut they do times and not /all it is in those under ntch it .some- lire completely anything like a general afl per cent This failed in the house. A t 1 asked for. His major setback was I imn]|m1 'on his request for a convention \ ' * to draft a new state constitution. ' Q ~~ * s tnere niore infantile increase in rentals would, he feels. See ED SON on 1'ape. 8 wo _" ] paralysis in th country? IN HOLLYWOOD By Krsklne Jonnson NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. (NEA)—Charles ready to go back to Frahnce for Boyer isn't taking the blame for the peculiar odor of a 54,000,000 omelet known ns "The Arch of Triumph." The star has .sniffed the surrender-you-fool perfume of screen sirens so often that he reacts with H the snap of Lassie to one •hill from Vhe chicken yai. But there ore, no stains from the ggs laid at the box office by Arch" on the hands thnt have ovingly cupped the expensive faces f so many movie queens. "I won't t:ihe tlie rap," he, Inlil 1C nn the set of "The First l.c- ion," his first picture since 1911's No amount ol propaganda against j>o-ca\Jed "decadent capitalism" nnd "warmongering America" c:in keep the truth away from the misguided people who are temporarily on liic other fide.—Defense Secretary Louis Johnson. * + * I think the sum total of our actions is carry- ins us steadily toward the beginning of n new era--an era In which we shall sec the decay of totalitarianism.—Undersecretary of States James Webb. + + * H those hydro-electric plants hacJ not been built on the Columbia and rivers, we would have lest the war.—President Truman. * * * hi a few years bomber speeds will go up to 600 miles an hour.—Gen. George C. Kcnney, commanding officer of the Air Force University. * * * Consistent scepticism by business men in the lace ol the current upswing can be jusi as costly to the nation's economy as ovcropiimism in the face ol the downswing.—Richard Rosen- thai, president, Citizens Utilities Company. * * * Christianity is intellectually respectable today, whereas it was not 20 years ago.—Dr. G. Elson Ruff, editor of the Lutheran. * + * Mr. Truman heads a warfare rather than a welfare stale.—Norman Thomas, perennial presidential candidate. good." He still burns, but with a philo- sophAcjO slow simmer, at the jokesters who keep running "Come, wecth me to de Casbah, 'Edy ( " into the ground. There's a standing reward for anybody who can find that line, in the sound track of any movie that Buyer has made. He sh n title red i "Hcdy liked, it very much, it was good for her, but my opinion Is that it should have been dead long ago.' He the Intercollegiate Championship held in Chicago last April," writes Geoffrey Molt-SmiLh, wcH-kmyon'_ ;Ut;ltk ' ral ^ m Ulc cUy anil tournament director, "The pessimistic college student was Frank Nichols, of Cinrk University. "West led the four O f diamonds against the contract of six no- tnnnp. South won in his own hand with the jack and looked n round for a way U> make sure of his -contract. "Nichols decided that there were twelve cold tricks if Die entire heart suit came in. However, even if that were the case, there was no sound play for thirteen tricks. Since there was very little chance of mnk- e city than in the P.O. A — The disease' .stricks people living 1 in both city and country, and no one yet lias been able to find •Any great difference between hi Hut country. sition.s on the mainland coast and on Red shipping- And why haven't the Chine??. Communists attacked Formosa before this? Chiang Kai-shek would give a lot for the answer to that. . Nationalist sources say one rc jj^ son Is that the Reds lack Mir!^ 1 ficieiit shipping to move . thrir traps. - There also is., speculation whether they -ha ve enough nir power to support a landing oh Formosa, which lies 100 miles off the coast of China. Russia is reported to have supplied some \varplanca but the number is an unknown quantity. So all tn all the picture Is very incomplete. The essential point is thnt Chiang still holds Formosa. and it will take a lot of force to move him. Q — Is infantile paralysis one of the most important causes of death today? Reader A — Xo. H J.s not. There are a number nf disease such as whooping cough which causes more deaths each year than pulco docs. • * * NOTE ON' QUESTIONS Hr. Jordan is unable lo answer directly individual questions from readers. However, once a week, this "Q&A" column he will answer or. nvira tr\r-\- C^ntV, ,!„ ',) I lln:i Wt^" COUimn lUi Will ailSWEl ! "* ".V* En,± ^"' 'l C . U X d . U-e most intcrallng and men fro- A Woman's Vengeance." The Attar of "Whew," Bayer admits, however, that he*s | to make absolutely sure of the i mouthed the phrase on radio shows, big pushover that he Is, because of his friendship with a few radio comedians nnd the clunk-ctunk of vants it known, came strictly from, ,he room where they stack the I sponsors 1 gold, greenbacks that go into high-1 'Hie Boyer aims describe H search- budget epics. 'Why," protested the heai'l-flut- terer, "should 1 lak' the lam 1 for I me when he's asked why snipers Insist that he could, if he wanted Ui .sneak Sir Lnurence Olivier'* brand picture that lost at the box- of- ce because it cost S3.000.000 too of English and that he fakes the pate dc foi gras accent just to slaughter women moviegoers. twelve tricks that he. needed for his contract by taking out. insurance against a 5-1 or 6-0 split in' hearts. "At the second trick, Ihsrofnre, Nichols led the deuce of club?. "Virtue was rewarded. The hearts failed to break, and South needed queutly asked questions received during the week. 75 Years Today Mr, and Mrs. Aubrey Conway left- today for a two months stay in Cal- fornia. En route there they will visit relatives in Kansas and Colorado, Mr. and Mrs- Elbert Huffman will arrive home tomorrow from a wedding trip to Hot Springs. Mrs. Huffman is the former Miss Sua Dolen of Jonesboro. C. A. Guard of Equality. Til- has arrived to visit his sons, J. U Guard and family of Blytheville, and Terry Guard and family at Caruthersville, Mo. He is enroule to Stockton, Calif., for a visit with A daughter, and will be accompanied there by his brother I,. M. Ross. Farm Machine 'Answer to Previous much? H was the storce of two people. The producers got it con- "I assure you," he shrugged, fused \\-\\\\ 'Ben Hur. 1 I think." ("that t do the best I can." A lot of Hollywooditcs, he con-] STAYS IN* BOUNDS leases, pave him the look thnt small boys who've been near skunks generally got after the picture was released. '•When you're associated with n flop, it always hurts you in pictures. The sam' thing was true with Inqrid. She, too. sufTalred from it." NO KKFMiCTION As for as Boyer knows, nobody' tossed dripping tomatoes at his enlarged screen image in the Enterprise smeller—"I got the best no- times of my career." he said proudly—and uo studio chieftains sketched skulls nnd cross-bones after his name on I he roster of Screen Actors Guild. The Bo5 - cr telephone went right on ringing, He heanied; "1 turned down more things than cvairc before." "The Arch of Triumph" was N'o. 3 in the star's Hollywood gripe sheet, carefully annotated since he swung I com a big part with Jean Harlow in "Red Headed Woman" —"Then T could hardly spra kio words of English "—to full fivc- poinled stardom, Each time. Boyer generated Ihe kind of anger that could fry crepes Thn first was when Fox put Ihr curling irons to his locks and g; him Shivloy Tempte vuiRlels ir picture with Lord t a Young taRgcd "Caravan." "The who!' picture T was plnyhie fiddles," he said. "1 packed, i was Right now Boyer is thrusting the memory of pin curls, Casbah jokes and his only movie flop behind him. He doesn't even wince in shoe stores \ when loose-talking salesmen toss about fallen arches. He's a warier Boyer. No scripts with built-in falling plaster. Lhnnk •ou. and no lover-boy roles that ought to be played by Peter Lawford or Roddy McDowell, either. He says: "1 wan' to do Hie typn of lov* storce befitting n man of my age." There's a gorgeous new dish named Barbara Rush in "The First Legion" but he doesn't once beam his voice into her chambered cars- He plays picture, a Jesuit' priest in the Whenever the still photographer comes around, Boyer ducks away from Barbara. He says he had enough of (he forbidden love .slufl Marlrne Dietrich's ca^er p'ay- Sce HOLLYWOOD on Tage 8 A A 10 8 5 21 f A Q J 8 4 » KQC3 4» None (DEALER) A V 4 KJ92 . 6 * 10854 W 2 e O 104 AQ3 no o 7 5 E 2 * • 0 A 9 7 G 5 3 *76<! V K3 « A J 7 A AK J82 Neither vu!. \orlti East 1 » Pass 3 V Pass 4 » Pass •1 A Pass 6N. T. Pass South Wt.H 3 * I'oss 3N.T. Pnss 4 V Pass 4 N. T. Pass Pass Pass •JACOBY ON BRIDGE ny OSWALD JACOWY Wrillcn for NEA Srriicc Pessimism Pays Otf For Alert Collegian "Ym:r friend Pessimistic lias nothing on one of the players in | thirteen. three club U'icfcs Lo make ti:s contract. Thanks to the pessii.-u-iUc play at the second trick, ll>n tjurrn of clubs dro[>ped on the third ron:id of thnt suit, aud South made liis slam with a spade, four heart;;, tour diamonds, arid three clubs." Tt is a pleasure to learn that a new crop of pessimists is coming along to Uike the place of those who arc growing older. It ^ also most encouraging to see such i high standard ct play In Inlcrcol icpiate bridge tournaments. There's no douht at all that the pessimistic lead of a club is tin right play at rubber bridge In i match-point Kamc, however, it t open to question. I'd hate to make only twelve tricks aiiri then [hid dial all the other declarers made HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted harvesting machine 8 It is used on large —— 13 Showed a reverse trend 14 Utopian 15 Deed 16 Anglo-Saxon slaves 18 Collection of sayings 19 Cravat 20 Begin 21 Pillar 22 Unit of electricity 23 Goddess ot the earth 24 Male deer 27 Prevaricates 29 Universal language 30 Near 31 Medical suffix 32 Pronoun 33 Frigid 35 Hawaiian precipice 38 Railroad fab.) JS Hall-cm 40 Social insect 42 Grows pallid 47 Short-napped fabric 48 Pitch 40 Puff up 50 Monosac- charide 51 Russian storehouse 53 River boat 55 Drive oft JS1* .s used to grain ML) VERTICAL 1 Boxes 2 Colonizer 3 Companion 4 Bachelor of Chemistry' (ab.) 5 Followers 6 Bird's home 7 Girl's name 8Clenched hand 26Sntir SPaid notice in 27 Light a newspaper 28 Genus of 10 Genuine 11 Administer 12 Laminated rocks 17 Comparative suffix S w oEB If I MiP shrubs 33 Southern constellation 34 Decorated 36 Rents 37 Inset 25 Seed covering 41 Snare 42 P.iro «Morindindye « Whip 45 feminine name 40 Soothsayer 47 Capital ot • Italy ,52 Hebrew letter 54 Average (al>.)

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