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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 26, 1950
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FAGK EIGHT .I.K (ARK.) COrjRIER NEWS MONDAY, JUNE 26, 1950 Till BLYTHEVILUE COURIE1 NEWS TH« COURIER NKW8 CO. H W HA INKS, Publisher • *RRT A, HAINES, AttUUnt Publisher A. A. KRKDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdTWtfetot MUU|W Coli N»tlon»l AdTertUlnf R«pre»ent»tt»e*: Wallxx Witmcr Co, Htm Tork, ChlCMo Detroit Atuvnl*, Uempbh. Entered «s lecond cl«si mutter at tha po*t- tt Blytheville, Arkauui, under act or Con, October 9 1*17 Member of The Aw>dit*d SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By currier in the clt> o( BlythevilUs «f «n) Mbutban town »her» carrier service 1* auto- gained. 20c per week, 01 85c pel month Bj mall, within a radius ol 50 mi!e» $4.06 p»t Y»«r. *2.00 for six months. $1.00 for three months: by null outside 50 nil* wne, $10.00 per ye" payable In advance. Meditations Because II Is » trial, and what If the iword condemn even the roil? 11 ihitll be no more, «ailh Ihf Lord God.—Kzekiel 21:13. * » * Thfr« are no ermvnwearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here belo» r .—Spurgeon. Barbs Watch out for blowouts this summer! They make a lot ol touring plans fall flat. + + 4 Scientists s»y there 1 * no Sydrogtn In the (15- riroKCn bomb. Also, there's no horW In horseradish. * * *. Just because you have sound opinions is no excuse for B°' n 8 around bursting other" people'* eardrums. + * * A magician was divorced from hi* wife, Indl- fullnir thtre Is a limit In what manic can do. • * * A lot of boys will leave the farm this summer because they don't like the idea of plowing through Path Used by Red Satellites Leads to Brutal-Slave Labor How fni'e (he Russian satellite countries behind the Ji'Ot) Curtain? We don't hear much about them, of course; that's the way the Russians want it. But reports filtering westward suggest things aren't too bright. One foreign correspondent in Vienna pins the label "economic failure" on the Soviet Union's effort to commuime the nations. 6f Eastern Europe. He saysiatr cumulating evidence indicates that doth farm and industrial output are logging badly. Knowing what we do about the smothering effects of communism on peoples used to some freedom, we in America can't show much surprise at such reports. But it's useful to note how Russia's pawns in Uiese countries pro. jx>se to cope with their developing crisis. Will they simply call for greater effort to.reach the noble goals of the collectivized life? Not ot) your life. What they're looking for are scapegoats, somebody to blame for the failures so far. The communist system may be at fault but no one dares hint at that. The fiction must be maintained that the system is perfect; only human beings and human performance are imperfect. Hence the need to seize uppon some poor unfortunates to saddle with responsibility for production short-comings. Coercion is the prime mover in the communis world. If once-free satellites don't seem to take it too well, is the answer to ease up? On the contrary, the cure seems to be more coercion, not less. The compulsions of communism are imbrceding. The system's inherent; weaknesses soon crop out wherever it is applied. The force thai produces them is then used lo stamp them out; the result is that they are merely compounded. In the end, the only avenue left is thai filial, bnilal compulsion: slave la- hor. Russia already has it, by the millions. The salellies are now reported lo be moving that way. There's talk of "sing prison labor as a starter. But in communist lands terms like that are highly clastic. Who knows what may be considered "prison labor" a year or two hence? Countless political undesirables are easy prey in any economy founded on serfdom. No one in the free world is fooled by the noble face the Reds seek to put on all this evil trickery. The wonder is that they can look in their own mirrors without guffawing at their phony images. Probably only a humorless gang like the communists could keep from laughing. Sad Commentary roads being built in a fashion that will aid their speedy destruction in event of war. All along the pavements on either xide a series of holes have been drilled and covered with concrete caps. In an emergency, a retreating force needs only to drop explosive charges into the holes and fall back. Sav«s a lot of digging, and a lot of time. Probably the next step: bridges and tunnels complete with TNT and fuse systems, needing only the touch of a dcto- naior to set them off. Hardly an expression of confidence in the future peace of Kuropc, is it? Views of Others Gold Bricks and Dead Men's Chests Worried about Inflated taxes, or dollar gaps? Tlie National Geographic Society may have the answer for you. It is reasonably sure at least % 000.000,000, and maybe as much as $^,000,000.000. Is lying around just waiting lo be picked up. And there aren't »ny currency exchange restrictions attached. It's ftll in good, negotiable gold and silver. The only trouble is that It has to be picked up from beneath the l>ounding main, because much of It represents Spain's donbloon gap of ft few centuries ago. There Is 1120.000.000 in precious metal at Vitfo Bay, Spain, where ilritish and Dutch men-of- war ganged up on a Spanish armada in 1702. Some »63,500,000, sunk by a 1715 hurricane, is on the ocean floor off Long Cay, Fla.; $4.000,000 under New York's East river, and {15,000,000 ofl Jxswcs, Del. For all this the society vouches, and It isn't relying on Captain Kidd's original map, eiiher. No yo-ho-ho nor even ra bottle ol rum is needed. Just « backer, and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, which seems to have a taste for Ireebootcrs and a Msthll gamble, could solve that problem. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Joe Stalin Is Proclaimed "The Worst'Dressed Man" The hencl of ttie National Association of Retail Clothiers rules Marshal' Stalin as "the worst dressed man on the International scene." Paul i:>. Gilbert, a. haberdasher, thinks Joe might take a more constructive' attitude if he came to this country and got himself a nice .summer outfit. Marshall Stalin (iocs look sloppy, at that. UnL we doubt that H new suit of clothes, even if the tie were ilonnlcd by President Truman himself, won hi bring about a really--basic change Jti the Russian's attitude toward life, The only .suit Dint would improve Mr. Stalin, in the judgment of most Americans, is a wooden one. —ATLANTA JOURNAL While the House Burns. Picture a bouse on fire. Imagine the neighbors gathered around it and making no effort to put the lire out—but, instead, discussing a plan So build the family another house. Don't tell us what you'd think of that group— we know, and it isn't printable. But there you have a parable of a fact in Washington. Congress is working on a plan to help Ihe small business man, with easier credit, while taxes, local, state and national, are burning him up. The total of levies sounds rather like a formula to accomplish his extinction. It includes property taxes, city privilege luxes, city and slate inspection fees on some kinds of business, vehicle licenses and gasoline lax, stale corporation and income taxes, unemployment and social security taxes, and (if he has anything left) federal corporation and Income taxes. His customers are whanged just as mercilessly which cuts down their buying, to their own and tile small business man's hurl. Easier credit might seem a remedy for that condition—lo anyone who didn't hamper his optimism with serious thought. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT So They Say Blest Be the Tie That Binds' Columnist Remembers First London Bombing The DOCTOR SAYS By KIWIN P. JOHDAN, SI. 1). IVrlllen /or NEA Service The constant, battle against By DeWllT MacKENZIE AP Foreijn Affairs Analyst Looking back from the perils ot this atomic age of ours it seems incredible that only 33 years ego this month the world experfencejliUs me tuiuuuit uiuui! against, /|, s (, daylight nerlal bombing TV. a harmful insects, particularly those city—an event which nearly provld- that cause such important diseases ed your correspondent with a pair of human beings as malaria, yel- o f wings. There's a grim note in pictures from Western Germany showing new concrete The educational institution must make up its mind whether it wants to .sec a completely secularized society such as now exists in Soviet Russia (or) cast its Influence on [lie side of a spiritual Interpretation of life.—Or Samuel Cavcrt. general secretary of f-'ederal Council of Churches of Christ ill America. * . * « We nre engaged in an undertaking that will lake decades and that to abandon (lie co-opcra- live effort 01 to forsake our friends might cost us our national life.—Warren Austin, 11. s. delegate to Hie United Nations. + + 1 Competitive enterprise is generally bolter able lhan government to improve, develop and expand a new and growing Industry.—Assistant Secretary of Commerce Thomas Blaisdell. + * + The republic of Korea is Hie only country in Asia which Is determinedly, wholeheartedly and daily flghti'-g off and successfully fighting against armed attempts of Communist imperialism to Invade and overthrow ft.—President Syngman Rhce, of Korea. * t t There can be no peace in Germany as long us the German people remain divided between two mutually hostile croups of powers (Russia and the West!.—Rev. Martin Niemollor, Gorman pastor who opposed Hitler in Naxi Germany. low fever, plague and typhus, lias mudc great progress. Control measures aimed at preventing lraccl.1 from carrying human diseases has been actively pushed for only 50 years. At first about all that could be done was to drain or destroy the breeding places for mosquitoes by putting fish into the pools where they breed, spraying oily substances over Hie surface, and measures of a similar nature. Paris green came along a little later. Other insect-killing substances like pyrethrum have been That was the German attack on London in the bright sunshine of June 13, 1917. There had been some bombing by German Gotha planes and zcppelins at night, but this was the initial experiment of Us kind by any nation In open daylight. Being unexpected, this raid caught the British unprepared and so was recorded as a major success by Berlin. It was aimed mainly at the financial district of the world's greatest city, and the bombardment cut a swath of death and destruction. This was despite the fact thab improved in their killing powers. I only 128 high explosive bombs were From (lie standpoint of the battle dropped and that each weighed but against insects World War II was a great success; better chemicals ivere badly needed anil D.D.T, was ne of the results of the intensive studies carried out at that Urn;. Peter Edson's Washington Columr Tax on Copper May Impair Good Relations with Chile Hy DOUGLAS LARSEN (l'f:ter Ktlson Is on special assignment.) WASHINGTON (NEA) — America'.s carefully nurtured good neighbor policy in South America will get a swift kick in the pante if Congress fails to halt the automatic $40-a-ton tax on imported copper, due to become effective July 1. It is expected that prices on all copper and brass products will go sky high, and Lhnt a lot of speculators will make fortunes. The whole bitter-copper fight is a typical Washington story. But the -stakes have been just aUttle higher this time and thn congressional tricks have been more ruthless, Most Interested party Is the government of Chile. Uncle Sam needs move than 30D,(KX) tons of copper a yenr-more than can be produced at hftme. Chilean coppcr-'fills that gnp and has become that country's most ton tax could be iiiinous to it. it's typical American ruthle-=;sne:-vS 50 kilograms. At!nek at Noon 'Hie attack came close to midday when the sun rode high. I happened D.D.T, is not perfect in all re- to t)e looking from a window of the spects— for example, house flies A - p - off!ce ln Old Jewry, near the which are exposed to it gradually jecome resistant. Consequently, the search goes on for new and better n?ect killers. But it i-s not diseases alone which make insects our enemies: the ordinary mosquito bite is uncomtorl- nble enough. The reaction to mosquito bites is not. always alike. In some people a bite will cause swelling and severe itching, while in others the reaction is slight and lasts only a short time. When the mosquito bites. !L probably pushes something into the j skin but just what this substance isis st!U a matter of debate. It is generally believed Lo be similar to the chemical which bees inject, when they sting. There have been tries at making extracts from the mosquito in an attempt to create resistance or im-' tnunity in people. These trials, however, have not been wholly successful. Hardly Worth It Even if a satisfactory subsUmcft Bank of England, when I saw in the distant sky a phenomenon which made me blink In disbelief. A figure V, made up of tiny black objects like cigars, was approa^tag point first. I had just made iijRny mind that this strange spectacle must be airplanes flying in goose formation when I heard a tiny explosion in the distance. This was followed by other and louder explosions—and I shouted to my colleagues: "There's a German air-raid coming over London." Germans Came Fast This statement was received with disbelief, but only for a moment. The Germans were coming so fast that the financial district was rocking before our staff could reach the basement of our building for shelter. We had barely got there when a new concrete building just across the street from us was wrecked by a bomb which rocked the neighborhood. One hundred and sixty pepole The tax originated during the cle-1 Ana all this comes just after the pression. When war threatened and the If. S, needed more copper, Congress suspended the levy. It hxs been kept- on because of continued postwar high demand. However, renewal of suspension is now effectively blocked by special interest yrouixs. Chileans Fear for Their E coon my The Chilean case goes something like this: "America promises reciprocal trade agreements and good neigh- horKiiB£.s. We ' have been one of America's best friends. The U. S. doesn't y have enough cooper No American worker will be harmed by keeping off the tax. Yet if it.' is restored the whole economy of Chile will be harmed. "The tax will have violent political repercussions in Chile and in all of South America. The Commies important industry. But the $40-a- will make much hay. They;il say prefiident of Chile was so ciithusias- bab| ; wouia not 1(Lst very could be discovered and prepared | were killed in the raid. Some 41* I for this purpose, the resistance more were injured. Tlie property country." If the tax goes on the whole copper market automatically jumps two cents per pound. When tiiat increase gets pyramided Into a con- your land would have lobe repeated each ' year and usually would not be worth the effort. Hundreds of kinds of spiders are found in the Americas, but appar- only one, known as the black I Clllly [JII1V Ulle, r.llv^wll rta lllc Wlfli.iv sumcr produce the increase is'much I idmv -j der 5,. , ikcly tn ,, roduce ^u^^^.l"^"" 0 !?™.' 0 ".?'..' 11 ,?..!" I 5"'ere symptoms by biting. This Is a shiny coal-black spider, usually there has been very heavy future buying in copper scrap. This gambling in scrap is revealed by Rep. Gerald R. Ford from Grand Rapids, Mich. Firms in his state such as furniture, auto parts and auto manufacturers comprise one of the biggest blocks of copper users in the country and will be hardest hit by the tax. He introduced a bill to kill the tax, but his marked with bright red or yellow or both. The female is the one responsible for the bite-s- Yeurs Ago Today Announcement has been made fit the marriage of Miss Rose Spink, measure and others like It have 1 of Atlanta, Ga., and Blytheville, damage was heavy. This daring attack was carried out by about twenty Gothas, There apparently were fourteen, planes In tlie formation which I first spotted. Details are evasive after all these years, but I believe all the German bombers got away excepting ona or two which were shot down iis they were heading for the English Chaii- nel and home, k ^fc Raid Was Mild Of course thab raid was mild com- pn red witli the terrors of present day bombing. The planes .were small, open machines, presumably manned by the pilot with his ob- been kept buried.. J and George M. Hunt of this city, An amendment to restore the tax which was solemnized at Marion. Sec EDSON on Page 14 IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskinr Jnnnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclu- I throws up his arms in disgust at stvely Yours: Bing Crosby Is due for mere mention of her name. Doctors the ribbing of his life in a novelty .song which his brother Bob will feature in a personal appearance ct which debuts nt the Fox thc- er in Detroit. Bob will croon "Let's Make Com- u ison's" to a life-size, atrociously ressed $TOO rubber dummy of Bing. he Sammy Cabn lyrics rib the roaner about his clothes, his \oney, his toupee and his stomach. It's all for fun with Dob laughK: "I'm getting even for nil the rib- took 175 stitches In Mabel's arm last January when she was clawed by one of her pets but a previous clawing required a record 358 stitches. Mae West is back in town after a lOHg run with "Diamond Lil." Her agent denies that Mae nnd the Nassour Brothers have come to an agreement about any of the stories submitted to her for a film comeback. The plngiarism suit over "Catherine Was Great" has shelved it as a film possibility. lost lo the ace, a diamond return set tlie contract at once. 1 Ark., March 1G. Mr. and Mrs. IT. N. Swearengen announce' the birth of a daughter server who also was the bomber. Since that memorable occusion -I have experienced many bombings on various fronts In the two world wars. Some of them were staged in waves which would last all night long. They were mighty tough on , 1Q .. . . . , , , .yesterday at their home. The child, 1 the nerves. , South claims he had been con- who wcigned six poun ds, has been still, none of them impressed me IT,^^^? 1 ^^.^^!^ ««nied Margaret Kmadel. |M miic h » that historic German North, claims that South were a Tfit hririue nlavcr he ..-nnlr! hivf' Miss L2ncl!e Rosa of Mountain assault on London—my first raid, real bridge player he would have vi Ark housegucst of Mr. and known who held the ace of dia-• M A c _ Hn , ey Bm , dnuglllc Miss monds. This was an easy state- j Carolyn TOS g \, est of honor at a ng I've taken from Bing. Like le time f asked him how to j Column head (n n trade paper: tmd he replied, 'Keep your! "Susan Haywarci Gets Bath." ose clean, son.'" Translation: Susie lands Ihe role ol Bathshcba in "David and Bath- A puzzling sign in the bar at the Tocimibo reads: "Maximum load—300." Drinks, people nr pounds? Columbia and Margaret O'Brien ailed off "City Girl" for obvio.s easons. The script, originally slated boy and tilled "City Boy." ust didn't jell when H was -'e- Titten for Margaret. Tt turned out o be a glorified Our Gang comedy vith not a single ntlult In the cast. The studio now hns writers at work >n something more adult. . • * MOM is preparing "Evanseline" s a possible Deborali Kerr starrer . . Claire Trevor Is telling pals he thinks she lias another Oscar ole as the mother In "Mother of a 3hamplon." Martlin Wilkerson. known to millions of OIs as "G. ]. Jill." wrote Ihe screen play. MC.M rcporl.1 it happened ome. A woman came to the stu- dln where "C$uo. Vadls" is being lilmed. asked for a job. was tnld ill the executives were busy nnrl then demanded: "Well, then l«ll Mr. Vadis fd like an appointmont." Knugh l.Ur. Mabel Slarke. who admits she's "Ihe only woman on earth crazy enough lo train tigers." is luniins" pale thinking nbout her love scenes in (he film version of her lite Morv. "Hold Tlint Tiger." Mabel won't even be playing 'em —another doll will impersonate her sheba." . . . Mickey R o o n c y. Vic Mature and Cornel Wilde were at separate tables at a bathing suit fashion show at Sugic's Tropics. for scenes except the actual work In the arena with Ihe —but she's still worried. She says"1 never \venl In for Itul love stuff anil I linpc they don't nuke II loo mushy. 11 Mabel's story should make un ox- citing filmbiopranhy. She's beet) (raining liters for 33 years and lias i brushed death so nClcn the Grim | Reaper Just chuckles now and Sec HOLLYWOOD on I'ajje It • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Strrkt Good Judgment Can Locate Hidden Ace By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service "Please settle a question tor us," writes a Minneapolis correspondent. "There is no qiiestion about how South should have played the hand lo mnke .iis contract The only question Is whether Scotch was the victim of bad luck or his own bad judgment. "West opened the jack of hearts dummy finessed the queen, anc Kast won \vitli the king. East returned a club, nnd .South won with the ace. West dropped the deuce of clubs. South next led a trump, and East took the ace. Eas' then returned the deuce of dia monds. "At this point. South had to make the light play In riinmund In order to make his contract. HI coii'd afford to lose one, but only one diamond. "After much deliberation, Sonll put up Ihe king of diamonds. II> thought that West was more like ly to be leading from the ace o diamonds, than from the queer Ills second point was that if h had only an even chance to gucs. riKht on (Ills play, Ihe play of 111 king (if successful) would giv him an «\lr» trick. "When Soulh's king of diamond y Q 1062 * K Q 8 4 49762 AKQJ7 •if AJ9 «• A J 10 4 A84 N-S vul. Cut South P.iss 1 A Pass 2 N. T. Pass Pass Opening lead—V 2. North Pass 2* West Pass Pnss Pass waffle supper given last- evening by Miss Marian Cooley. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Pollard. Mrs. j A. M. Butt nnd daughters. Misses ' nuth and Sue, and Mrs. Farnsworth Black and daughter. Betty, will leave Sunday for a month's vacation in California. Hot Fingers Get Icy funds BLOOMINGTON, til. I/I')—Money. ] Mrs. Taylor McGinnis will tell you, sn't safe anywhere in a house hesc days. A burglar stole four one dollar bills from her icebox. England Gets Malaya Ore SINGAPORE — yi>) _ Malaya's largest iron mine has sent Britain a trial shipment of ore In the hopes of developing a new market. Operated by the Eastern Mining nnd Metals Company Ltd., the mine, formerly Japanese-owned and sit- unted at Dungun, Trengganu state, north of Malaya, has said 300,000 tons of ore to Japan this year. Malayan iron ore Is of a higher grade than that now mined in England. Malaya is the only country in the Far East now producing iron ore. Monumental Building Answer to Previous Puzzle nent for North to make, since he lad been the dummy and had had he chance lo took n'. the hands of he opponents. "Should South, without being ible to look at the hands of the opponents, have known which opponent held the ace of diamonds? Yes. South should have known which opponent held Ihe ace of diamonds — without peeking at anybody's hand. East had already shown up with the king of hearts and the ace of spades. If East also held the ace of diamonds, he surely would have taken some action over North's opening bid of one club. He mighl have been able lo bid one dia 1 mond, lie might have bid one heart or he might have doubled. However he would not have passed. Since Soulh knew that East had j actually passed, he should have realized that East almost surely did not hold the ace of diamonds. With the ace of diamonds thus located In the West hand. South's only chance was to play low on the diamond lead by East. There was one other indication lo add to this dcdiictior from Ihe bidding. After winning tlie first trick. East did not return a diamond but led a club Instead. The club was not an attractive lend and East would not have led the club if he had held anything better lo lead. If East had held the ace of diamonds, for example, a diamond return would have seemed much mom attractive to htm than a club return. East's failure lo return a diamond at the second trick was therefore an indication that he did not hold the ace of diamonds. 10 Heal 11 Egyplian god 12 Thread (comb, form) 34 Portent 17 While 36 Demented 25 Dry 37 Placed one HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Depicted 1 Coat parts monument, the 2 Satiric Memorial 3 Require 3 It was -1 Company (nb.) designed by 5 Spanish pot Henry 6 Den 13 Interstices 7 Roman 14 Entertain emperor 15 American poet 8 Foundation 16 Italian coins 9 Part of "be" 18 Edge 19 Termination 20 Got up 21 Age 22 Chinese measure 23 Pronoun 26 Flower 24 Cicatrix 27 Border on 27 Likewise 29 Artificial language 30 Exist 3111 in Washington, D.C. 32 It is a shrine to a great — President (nb.) 33 Pale 35 Chinese city 39 Ruthenium (symbol) 39 Compass point 40 Self esteem 42 Towel fabric 47 Worm 48 Convent worker •19 Cor rid or 50 Light touch 51 Dress fabric 53 Swinish 55 Green tea .56 Ltd astray 28 Inferior 33 The statue inside is by Daniel 42 French city 43 Oriental measure 44 Vipers 45 Blackthorn 46 Flock 47 Heroic inside another 52 Italian river 41 Units 54 Cubic (ab.)

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