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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 6, 1950
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*AGE BIGHT (ARK.) COUKTER NEWS THE BLYTHEVIIXB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W KA1NES. Publisher • ARRT A HAINES, AMliUnt Publisher . A. A. FRKDRICKSON, ASSOdtU Editor FAUL n HUMAN. Advertising •ol« Nilionil Advertising Representative!: Wallace Winner Co, New York, Chicago Detroit Atl*nU, Uemphl*. entered •', tecond clua matter at the port- effice at Blytheville, Arluusu. under act of Coo- (rew, October » 1*17 Member ol Tbe Associated Prea> SUBSCRIPTION HATES: By carrier in the city ol Blytheville or an; itiburban town where carrier service la m»ln- b*in*d. 20e per week, or 85c per month By mall, within a radius oi SO miles 14.00 pel y«»r, 1200 for six months, Jl.M lor three monUis; by mail outside SO mUe aone, 110.00 per real payable In advance. Meditations l.el Iiim eschew evil, and do good; let him s**k jwace, and ensue It.—I. I'elcr 3:11. * . * * Peace is the proper result of the ChrisUm; (empur. Jt is the great kindness which our religion doth us, that it briuqs us tn » setMedness of mind, and a consistency within our selves. —Bishop Patrick. Barbs A complete teL of .silverware, with no spoons missing, has never come home from a picnic. * « » Scientists claim Mir remote ancestors hart JTM»' rhins. Possibly » barber Invented the chin. * * • '•.. The average doctor is .said U) know about 25,000 words. Including, of course, "Say ah!" » » • ]M<* Ih.v nei^lilior—<*|»ecially H he lias garden tools thai you don't have. * * * We hope trie sunburn season will slop some ppople from giving themselves so many slaps on the tack. -ranee Can't Afford Skittish Politics in a Troubled World The French Socialists caused the Tall of Premier Georges Bidault's government. They withdrew their backing from the coalition of parties he headed. Their •ction could hardly have come at a worse time. • On the one hand, Korea is aflame with war and the western nations must tales important decisions to combat Russian Rggression there. On the other, six- nation parleys on the French sponsored plan for a pool of Europe's coal and steel resources are just warming up. No doubt the French are long since weary at being lectured by Americans on how to conduct their affairs. They have to lake enough of it as a necessary accompaniment of the economic and military aid they get from us. But apparently the facts of life in 1S50 just won't sink in over there. In bygone days the world looked with amusement upon the frequent flip-flops of French premiers. It was something like the regular Monday morning revolution in a Latin American country. There's no humor in this sort of performance in today's troubled world; nor is there evidence of political maturity in it. The French still seem to think they are playing some kind of child's game — musical chairs with the premier's seat the prize. Any seasoned politician in any of the free nations ought to know that the great conflict raging with the Soviel Union (the Cold War) cannot be won unless a solid front is maintained continuously. And solidity demands stability. Stable government j s a circumstance France has seldom enjoyed. But it is one she had best set about achieving soon if she wants to be taken seriously in the 1950 world. There is no room in the grim age for three to six months' flyers in government. Who can count upon the word of a premier whose power may be stripped away tomorrow? Apparently the mercurial French are not going to be herded into a few large parlies each of which might be capable of governing France alone. Instead they are sticking to their old habit of splitting off into many parties, none strong enough to rule and some so small their membership \vould hardly fill a single hall. Perhaps therefore the French should adop a constitutional limitation on the frequency with which governments may be overthrown. It might be provided, for example, that any premier could not be ousted within less than a year of his taking office. The penally for failure to achieve a substantial measure of political stability could well be Die shunting of France to the minor councils of inter- national action. The French may not have many more chances to prove they deserve a bigger role. Distinguished Candidate Some of his critics suggest that 71- year-old .lames F. Byrnes is running , for the Soulh Carolina governorship because lie still has higher ambitions. But those who appear to know him best believe he means it when he says he has no thought of any other office. He wants lo be governor because he believes he'll thus have a chance to combat big government, which he sees as a growing menace on the American scene. Whatever his motive for running, there's something to be gained by every believer in democracy just from the fact that he's a candidate. Behind him is a career HM senator, Supreme Court justice, assistant president, secretary of state, lie needs no new laurels and probably seeks none. He is honoring the office by seeking it, and honoring the democratic system in the process. THURSDAY, JTTLT «, WSfl Views of Others Federal-State-Local Government Relations Urgently needed Is the survey of federal, state and locnl government relations which Is recommended in a Senate pro]X>sul nnd based on a rcc- eom mend a I ion in Iho Hoover report. In a dispatch from Washington, David Bottcr, correspondent of The News, calls attention to the imiciue fact that, while Sen. Hubert Humphrey, ardent New Dealer of Minnesota, Ls heading the movement, il Ls supported by many ardent States' Righters. This fact alone is evidence of the need or such a survey. From the viewpoints of both highly centralized and States' rights government, (he situation Is becoming exceedingly complicated. And the local units of government are as much involved in difficulty as federal and state governments. There lias been no development/ with as little co-ordnmtion and planning as the growth nf these three levels of government. This is true, Although the very existence ot our democratic-republican form ol government depends upon the preservation of the rightful functions of each. We have made much of the constitutional provision for separate legislative, executive and judicial functions while overlooking the need of A similar distinction applying to Icde- • ral, state and local governments. , In this matter, the Federal Constitution reserves to the, states all, rights not definitely giv- eri to (hri Fe'deral Government, but leaves to the states the matter of state and local governmental Junctions. By court interpretations, the Federal Government has chiseled away at States' rights while Congress ha.s rnpiclly pre-empted to the Federal Government one source of tux revenue niter another. And locnl governments, notably the cities, now find themselves out. in the cold. The commtssidnVjfor a study of the entire situation should bf£~s6t. up Immediately.- It could untangle one of our knottiest problems. — DALLAS MORNING NEWS Something Can Be Said for Women Some women—especially those who make a strident profession out of the perfectly natural fact of womanhood—do not think very much of other women, Or so it seems. To illustrate the point there Is Dr. Agnes Wells, 74-year-old Head of the Woman's party. She says that most women believe that they have the world In their laps, but they are only fooling themselves. And, sadly, they do not even know It. Well, we know of at least a few women who would be glad to demonstrate, for Dr. Wells, their ability to wrap a pretty big-sized man around » pretty small finger. To clinch her argument, Dr. Wells says that sny woman of talent who wants to hold a job in a man's field must battle all the way. Men in the same field might make the same complaint. But just try lo Imagine the rusBCdncss of a man's career In a woman's field. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Every Trip Down Is Expensive So They Say India's Peace Offer Leads to Puzzlement Peter Edson's Washington Column — Governor Stevenson of Illinois Suggests State Tax Reforms SPRINGFIELD, II!. — (NEA) — Says Illinois Gov. Adlal E. Stevenson. "It would be the easiest- thing In the world for me (or any other governor for that matter) to 'start prcstd e n 11 a 1 o oom. All he would have to do get t|p before his stale legislature and say something like this: * " 'O \\ r state faces a financial crisis, Its revenues are not sufficient to current expenses. I therefore propose that we eliminate the state department of agriculture. We should also eliminate the state : department of la- bor. And the slate department of! insurance could be done awny with. steps will save the slate $25,000,000 and balance our budget,' " Governor Stevenson makes clear he has no intention of doing anything of this kind. He considers this catering to the popular demand from business to reduce taxes and reduce government as the crudest form of demagoguery. It might create a great to-do about a grea-a'-E, executive who was not afraid to slash government expenses ruthlessly. It could be boomed into a big political build-up. But It wouldn't do any good. In the first place, it would run Into headlong opposition from the slate legislature, since it would Jo away with politico! favors which legislators have come lo expect from these departments. In the second By lieWITT MacKEN'/lE AP Foreign Affalrt Analyst India's reported offer lo mediate between Russia and the United Stales In an effort to end the Ko- Th. DOCTOR SAYS It Is rather tragic when a child Is born with some kind of defect and this is also most puzzling to the parents. Q—I have a little girl aged two and a half who was born with a short lee and small foot. I had no Illness while carrying the child. Whnt could possibly have caused 'his? Mrs. C. J. A—The most likely explanation Is that the position of the child before birth was such that the involved lej did not get as rood a supply of blood as It should have -and, therefore, failed fo develop »s well as the other on*. This Is, of course, cold comfort, but at least it Is almost certain that (here was nothing which (he oarenfs cnnlil have done to prevent tills unfortunate occurrence. * + * Q—I want to die for a soot! cause What do you advise? Please don't tell me to wait for nature to take Us H. P. A—This is scarcely in my line, but I should suggest that you try living fir a soo'l cause and not worry about the oltrer. Q—Is there any harm in drinking milk from a cow who will soon have a calf? c. H. A— N'ol if fh cow is healthy. Q—Has It been proved that vitamin E is the best kind of medicine for a stroke? 'J. G. L A—It has not. Q—If penicillin Is taken for several months, does the body build U| a resistance to it? E. H A—Penicillin probably will lot harm the body, but the jferms for which it Is given may develop resistance. Occasionally people become sensitive to penicillin and cannot take it. Q—Many years ago I read that In order to minimize altacks of sinu trouble one should refrain from eat I. W place it would bring a popular out- '"E sea foods. cry from farmers and labor unions! A—Barring: the possibility of ^n that have come to expect service' allerjjy lo sea foods making Ihi from these offices. In the third | symnfom* of a sinusitis worse, thi place it wouldn't solve the problem. Illinois now operates on an annual budget of $1,125,000.000. About two-thirds of this sum is considered fixed expense—general welfare, education, highways, veterans payments, service on public debt and payments to cities and local governments. Savings Only on Paper Bui many Illinois cities are also financially embarrassed. Even "rich" Chicago needs money. The state Is being asked to donate, or thorize some new tax procedure through which the cities can raise See EDSON on Page 9 IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —<NEA) — Hollywood s most famous pioneer, Cecil P, 1Mi!>!!., thinks the film industry U "just plain crazy" for not jumping aboard the television bandwagon. ' "It's progress," he said, "and nothing can stop it." I flipped the bit;, burning TV issue into the old master's lap icross a luncheon table at a fashion show for 800 wives of Shriners at the Ambassador Hotel. He said: "Hollywood is acting like the itagecoach drivers who shook their fists at the first train tracks going west and swore they'd never span the nation. iL's ridiculous." A model wore the peacock feather gown Hedy Lamarr slinkcci around in as Delilah. DeMille made a confession: "Those peacock feathers arc from my own ranch. I followed I hose peacocks arounri for 10 yenrs. Kvcry time I approached one. yon roulil almost hear him wince: 'Thai man is here agnin." " The economy is not working properly when a man who wants to work can't linrt a jolt.—Leo Tcplow, associate director of the Industrial Relations Division ol the NAM. * * t I do know that State Department official.*; in China and in the Stnlc Department nt Washington did sabotage Ihc American policy in China. Patrick J, Hurley, former U. S. ambassador to China. * * * Never has a system resembling that which we have in view been attempted.—French Foreign Minister Robert Schurnan, on West European agreement to pool heavy industry. * * » The increasing stealth nnd deceit employed by subversives make the work of the FI3] increasingly difficult.—FBI Director J. Edgar Hcovcr, * * * I en mostly urge you to study this trend toward the centralization of government in this country.—Gov, Allan Shivers. D., Texas. * + * Business must recognize the necessity (or continually lowering prices or face hostile reaction from the rest of the community.—AFL President William Green. be considered tale. only an oti Spike Jones and his band wound up a five-month road tour so tired, says Spike, "that our ill-person show looked like a kinescope." Spike just bought a rodeo in Billings, Mont., from Turk Grecnough, ex-husband of Sally Rand. Monte Hale will stai in the show, Wind Up There's R wild scramble to be the first on the fcrcen with a movie about a girl pitching for a major league baseball team. It's a two-way race between Lou Costello's independent film unit, winch has an option on "Tho Girl Who Pitched for Brooklyn." and Charles Pock cf Chapel Hill prod, with "The Filly Krom Flatbush." Perk claims priority on the iilcn, via Collier's magazine story he wrote n 1945. Lou says he's angling for a tie-up with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Peck says the Dodgers wanted S100.COO for the right to use the team's name and he's calling his team the Brooklyn Bombers. Both yarns take place during tile wartime male shortage. But as I'eck syas: I saw Prcaccr Roe pilch for Brooklyn and I know IS sirls who look healthier than he docs." Sterling Haydrn's nautical background seems like it should make him the logical star of a sea nuivic. But il lias never been sURffestcd. Sterling says: "For 25 years my favorite poem has been 'Sea Fever.' But Charles Laughlon, who doesn't know one end of a boat from another, can recite it much belter than I. A landlubber probably could play a sea captain much better than I could." Big, 'strapping Forrest Tucker and Blonde Adele Mara may be diving from trains and covered wagons in their Republic pictures, but they're not leaping into matrimony just yet. Forrest, who's jumpy about marriage rumors, says: "First we're going to find out about ourselves. We don't even know if a Swede and a Spaniard can get along." If they survive a midwestern personal-appearance tour together after completing "The Black Hills," they may be nn elopment. No Truck Jack Parr tells about the lough Brooklyn kid who was spending his vacation on a dude ranch out west. One morning, after a hike, he returned with two rattles of a rattlesnake. Asked where he got them, the tough kid replied: "Off a Woim." Success story: Kirk Douglas was born and raised in the town of Amsterdam, New York, where he grew up in great poverty on the wrong side of the tracks. On the right side of the tracks, in the biggest mansion in town, lived Laddie Santord. a boy about Kirk's age. Kirk and Lnrtclie never met, nlthougt Kirk frequently walked by the big Sanford mansion on his way to work as a newsboy. Not long ago Kirk received a telephone call. A woman's voice said. "I'm a relative of Laddie Sanford's. I'm giving a cocktail parly Sunday after the polo matches. And Mr. Douglas—we do so want you to be there because, you know, you and Laddie BOTH CAME FROM THE SAME TOWN." West disgustedly. "When Oaorge starts making speeches about how ' liberal he is, he has already cut ' your throat and nobody but an un- J dertaker can help you." I West's melancholy observation i was all too true. As usual, George Q—My mother has a little sugar in her urine but will not see a doc tor. Where can'l get a diet for dia betes? rUT. A—Your mother shouM be per suailcd tn see a doctor. There is n one diet for diabetes and It coul lie dangerous for her to neglect i without having a diet adjusted linr own particular case. • • * Q—A laboratory test shows a lit Ile too mucli alka 1 inc in my sys tern. It- is this serious? Mrs. R. A—Ordinarily (he system main tains a balance by eliminating Mat urally cither excess alkjne or exces. acld and no treatment is necessar; Note on Questions Dr. Jordan is unable to answe directly individual questions from rean war undoubtedly Is In^plr«a by | the highest humanitarian motives, but it gives otie to pause In pusle- nient. Maybe .there Ls something con- | cealcd in the proiiositEon whj^t w» don't sense, but this column /aw to find any real basis for negotiation. I The issue would seem to lie between North Korea—the . Russian tfacked aggressor—and the United Natioas, which has condemned th« aggression and has called on its members to give aid to the southern Koreans in meeting the assault. Perhaps the key to India's Inten- I tlons lies in the statement that she I Bards Korea as a single country I id wants to see it reunited po- , tically and economically. New I X?lhi is said to hold that any at-, I mpt to end the fighting would ave to take Into account that the I orean people want unity. Well, it's probably true that (ha oreans want unity, and It's true lat at the end of the late war the ountry was divided into Northern nd Southern spheres of influence | -Russia controlling the North and i mcrica the South. Two govern- I lents have resulted from this bad rrnngement—a democratic repub- | the South and a Communist | egime In the North. However, the ideological lines ar« | rawn here ns cliewhere in the •orld strife between communism nd democracy. If the Kore^, roglio could be negotiated merica and Russia, then the whole I old war, the globe around, could | e negotiated. And (hat, as the professor might | emark, Is an absurd hypothesis. Still, this Indian proposal .has I ivtue. To my mind by far the most mportant aspect of the offer lies I 11 the fact once more em- | ihasizes that In India's pr!r*ie iiifn- ster, Jawaharlal Nehru, we have new, great advocate of peace. Nehru was one of the most de- I oted followers of the late Mahatrua Gandhi, the martyrized exponent of irotherly love. Now we find th« 1 lisciple trying to put into practice he preachings of the saintly lilLlo | mahatma. Only a couple of days ago we find 1 Nclmi telling a trade delegation rom.the neighboring state of Palc- stan that the two sister nations ] should forget their minor differences. He leit that, with, many pco- I )le believing the Korean situation I jlaced the world on the threshold I of war, India and Pakistan should- f rit Indulge In bickering. Now his j government ii trying to solve the | Korean problem. That's all to the good,' Irrespective I of the merits of the Korean proposal. Nehru, the advocate of peace, is one of the newly develope world figures who bids fair dominant role in the affairs of | the Far East. t As' for the ideological war be- | tween the Communists and the democracies there is no mediation ' which can settle that. The conflict must run its course until mankind finally gives the verdict. And will that he in the dim future, far beyond our time? It could of course, but some way one ha* the feeling that the denouement may be closer than it seems. A tiny spark, you know, can start a mighty forest fire which will travel with amazing sp«d. had given away a trick only to gain j readers. However, once a week, a greater nrivantnge for himself. this "Q arid A" column he will arts West had opened the seven of v;er the most interesting and th spades, and East had played the • niost frequently asked questions re queen. It was at this point that; ceived during the week. George made his little speech. Kc ' could have taken the trick with the ace of spades, thus making sure of two spade tricks. Instead lie let East win the trick with the queen of spades. This meant that George eventually make only one Wonderful cartoon in Collier's: A drunk Is sitting with a doll at night club table and the caption s ays: What do you mean your wfe doesn't understand you—I'M your wife!" would spade trick. It may seem that "eorge had really been generous for a change, but appearances are deceiving. East returned the six of spades at the second trick, South finessed the jack, and West won with the king of spades. West led a third spade, dummy discarded a diamond, and George won with the ace. Declarer now had to develop tli3 spade. South would play the tei and West would very carefully re fuse to win this trick] South would run the clubs then try the heart finesse. Eiu would win with the king of hear and lead his last spade. West wou! j take the king and run the rest < I his spades, defeating the contra 1 I one trick. It Is plain to see that Georg didn't really lose anything by giv ing up a spade trick. He eventua ly got two tricks back for the on trick he gave up. 75 Yeurs Ago Today MIES Evelyn Smart was hostess to II guests Tuesday evening for buffet supper complimenting Misi Mildred Warren, of Halls, Tenn., who is visiting Miss Marjorle Warren and Miss Mnrtha Jane Chapman of St. Louis, houseguest of her | sister, Mrs. Matt Monaghan and family. Mrs. J. F. Livingston and daughter, Estni, left yesterday for a three | week vacation to be spent in Nashville and Knoxvilte, Tenn., points of Alabama and on the Gulf coast of Mississippi. Mrs. N. F. Knight has returned from a visit witli relatives in San Antonio and Houston, Texas. North 1* 3N.T. «K107 + Q1083 N'-S vul. East South Pass 2N.T. Pass Pass West Pass Pass Opening lead—4 7. Gull-like Bird HORIZONTAL. 1 Depicted bird • 7 It harasses birds 13 Ester of oleic acid 14 Chinky 15 Pronoun 16 Willow 18 Pismire 19 Compass point 20Chanted ,, D . „ ,. 22 Electrical unit 12Rots »<«by 23 Article « x P csure 17 Type of butterfly 20 involve 21 Divested sheltered sid 3 Ever (contr.) 4 Sudanic language 5 Short jacket 6 Pause 7 Song bird 8 "Emerald Isle' 9 Part of "be" 10 Hawaiian timber tree • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bj OSWALD JACOBY Written for NKA Service George's Liberality Cinches o Contract 'You fellows haven't been treating me so well lately," said Go»- croiis George, "but I am not the son of person who holds & grudge. I'll make you a present of this trick Just to set a good example for you.' hearts and Hie clubs to make his contract. He tried the clubs first, leading the eight and allowing U to ride for a finesse. East won and returned a diamond, and dummy won with the ace. George ran the rest of the clubs, ending up In his own hand tor the heart finesse. This finesse lost also to East's king, thus giving the defenders their fourth trick. However, George easily had the rest, with the king of diamonds and the remaining hearts. He therefore made hts contract of three no trump. We can best appreciate George's little speech if we see how he would have fared by taking the !ir.-.t trick with the ace of spades. He would still tied both the clubs and the hearts, and would probably Oigln by taking the club finesse (il would make no difference if he tried the hearts first). Ea.vt would win with "We might u well give up," jald | the kin; of clubs and return 24 Half-em 26 Become oxidized 28 Irish fuel 31 Essential being 32 Uncommon 33 Term of. affection 34 Angers 35 Iroquoian Indian 36 Waistcoat 37 Lone Scout (ab.) 38 Symbol tot erbium 39 Place (ab.) 41 Enticed 47 Indian mulberry 49 Dine 51 Weary 52 Winglike part 53 Spots 55 Inclined 57 Menace 58 Capers VERTICAL 1 Book of the Bible 3 On UK 11 Domestic slave 27 Employer 29 Aphrodite's lover 30 Trial 39 Nuisance 40Slat 23 Molest 25 Closer 45 Anatomical tissue •1G Paradise 47 Fish sauce 48 Youths 50 Paving substance 42 Heating device 52 Blackbird 43 Haze 54 That is (ab \ 44 Pair {ab.) 56 Near

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