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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 25, 1950
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PAGE fIX IIU BLYTHEVILLE COURIER K£WI THE COURIER NEWS CO. «. W HAINE8, PublUhtr •AMY A. RAINES, AulsUnt PublUher I A. A. FREDRICK8ON, Associate Editor I PAUL D. HUMAN, Adr«rtl»lnj u&na«er BLYTHEVILLE (ARKJ COURIER NEWS •el* Nttloul AdT»rttilnj Witmer Co, New York, Chlc««o Detroit AtUnU, •ntcnd as second class matter at the post' BlythevilU, Arkansas, under act o( Coni, October ». Jti7 Member of The Associated Preu •DESCRIPTION RATES: B; carrier la th> city ol Blythevllle or «nj MkurbtQ torn vhera carrier service 1» mala- t»tn*d, 20c per week, at S5c per month By mall, within i radius of 50 miles 14.00 per f*ar, W.OO (or «ti months, $1.00 for three months: bj Hall outside 60 mile «one, 110.00 per rear H>able In advance Meditations To brinf b*ck his toul from the pll, to he •nliffhieaed with the Ughl of the living— Jab Go and try *o save a soul, and you \vlll see how well it Is worth saving, hew capable it IB ol • tti* mc*t complete salvation. Not by pondering about it. nor by talking of it, but by saving It, you learn iU preciousne-js.— Phillips Brooks. Barbs A man was robbed of $500 15 minutes after he won it at a bank night. Next time he may be lucky enough not to win. * * * Don't fo arnund with a lonf face, men—the Wrher might charge you double. ' * • » Clewing the eyes eight hours ever. .ecus •• *w«y those dark circles. Leave thci.. r >;n too kmg «nd your eyes are In the bag. '....'. + * • • Sometimes the means to a person's ends means the end ta a person's meani. * * * When It come« to reducing, most of us are root losers. -* St. Francis Project Truly 'Tremendous' • \Vhen he described the proposed $51000,000 St. Francis Levee District improvement project as "tremendous," Godfrey White, Osceola planter, was Hot ov^er-ratinff this extensive flood conlrol and drainage program. The treniendousness of this project .lies not only in the size of the job, but also in the results it will bring; in protecting- and improving more than 1,200,• 000 acres of rich farmland. Mr. White envisioned great increases in the productivity of the land lying in the big St. Francis Basin as a result of his project. When it comes to drainage, Mr. White told Levee Board and drainage district officials and other planters in Osceola last week, "we have barely scratched the surface." Much is left to be done in the way of drainage of these rich delta acres, he indicated. Crop production could be increased three or four times in this area if proper drainage was developed to its fullest extent he said. This is not one man's opinion. Planters, engineers r.nd drainage experts agree with.Mr. White. Costs of construction involved in this vast project will be born by Hie federal government. However, purchasing of necessary right-of-way, payment of damages for-crop and property removal and maintenance of the ditches rests with those who benefit from the improved drainage and added protection against floods. , In September and December of 1948, when this program was being mapped for presentation to Congress, Hep. E. C. (Took) Gainings of Arkansas'. First Congressional District made two pertinent statements. In September, he said: "It is estimated that in 25 years the population of the United States will reach 175,000,000 people. It requires lots of fertile soil to produce the necessary food and fiber for this vast population and every one of us must put his shoulder to the wheel and push such worthy projects as this through lo completion. In December, after studying the feasibility of the project from a strictly governmental spending point of view, he expressed the belief that the benefits would over a long period bring $2 into the United Slates Treasury in the form of increased revenues for exery $1 spent to provide the better drainage facilities. Involving land in nearly a dozen counties in two states, this project obviously embraces' work that none of the individual drainage districts could ac- complisli by themselves. Too should one district proceed with such a project, on a smaller scale, the benefits would likely be nullified by failure of surrounding districts to undertake similar drainage and flood control programs. At William HuxlaWe, chief engineer for the St. Francis Levee District, pointed out in Osceola last week: "There has been no co-ordinnted approach to this matter until now." To launch this vast program, approval of property owners in the Levee District is needed. At an election Sept. 2G, voters qualified by virtue of owner-ship of lands bcnefitting from and taxed for levees will decide two things. They will decide whether they want this program undertaken and, if it is to be carried out, whether they want (he St. Francis Levee Hoard lo sponsore Hie project. We feel that every s-uch qualified voter who recalls, or bus knowledge of, the early days of this area will <|i;ickly recognize the value of drainage a n <J flood conlrol. Without drainage, this area still would be a vast, unproductive and unpopulated marshhtnd. Without flood control, the Mississippi Kiver would have long ago perm- nnently reclaimed any land that had been drained. And not only is approval of this project necessary lo the well-being and advancement of this area, but a representative vole also is needed. Congress has approved this project, but has yet to vote an appropriation for it. A representative vole showing approval by a vast majority of (he residents of the St. Francis River Basin will emphasize to our lawmakers in Washinglon that this project not only is needed but also is widely desired. Views of Others Will the Marshal! Plan Be A Korean War Casualty? THERE IS A possibility that the Senate may pass a 10 pcr cent "across the board" cut in the $34,088,000,000 Omnibus Appropriations Bill within the next few days. Before doing so. however, the Senate is expected lo exempt Items related to defense and those which have to do with Marshall Plan economic aid. Although the Truman Administration op- posts the appropriations cut. powerful bl-partisan support has swung behind (lie thesis that the ballooning costs of the Korean outbreak and Its aftermath necessary a retrenchment in federal expenditures lor domestic purposes. U the new crisis has marie a balanced budget out of the question, then at least the government can cut down on projects which are not urgent and save money wherever possible. That argument seems logical enough.. But the w!sd6nii : flf_the Senate's forthcoming decision depends, lt-srems to us, upon whetheh or not they exempt Marshall plan as well as detcnse funds from the economy axe. If Capitol Hill observers are correct, the original Bridges amendment calling for a 10 per ccnt cut In appropriations not, related to defense has little chance of passage unless qualified to exempt European economic aid as well. The rumlillcation on tehnlf of ECA will be proposed by Republican Senators Smilh of New Jersey and Flairdcrs of Vermont. We think It Is of vital Importance. Congressional isolationists who oppose the Marshall Plan have been quick to urge that the United States curtail everything Into defense. Nothing would be more disastrous to American Policy, and to our friends in Europe, than such a move. If the Communists chalk up the Marshall Plan as a casualty in the Korean war, they can afford to quit for the time being. They will have won a victory In Europe far more spectacular than anything they could hope to gain, frome the territorial point oi view, in the Far Ea.n. —Atlanta Journal So They Soy Tlie U. S. government ... not only is not striving for the consolidation of peace but on the contrary is an enemy of peace.—Andrei Gromyko, Polilbureau member. * * '• We must put power behind our demands for peace, U is the young people whose lives will be at stake. We have had more support trom them than from any other group.—Secretary General Trygvc Lie of the UN. * * * It ... abundant military supplies are furnished to the North Koreans by outside allies, the fighting will be long and drawn out.—Cicn! Carl Spaalz, retired chief of U. 5. Air Force. » * * Business for nearly two decades has been the whipping boy of the nation. H has been discredited by many people . . . and oy government officials from the President down. William S Rosccrans, Western vice president of U. s. Chamber of Commerce. U Massachusetts Is lo be a coin* conrr-rn... we have got to sell our industrial ai-.d recrca- lioiwi opportunities to the rest of the nation. -Admiral Louis E. Dcnfdd, foimcr chiei of Naval Operations. It has taken Jive years for American policy In Asia lo change from that of appeasement lo one of the maintenance of the principles ol individual liberty and self government.— I'atnck Hutlcy, former Anibucador to China. Getting a Better Look at'What We Face _WEDNESDAY, JULY 86, ISM Peter Edson's Washington Column — President's Defense Program Requires Some Clarification VA to Help Veterans Less in Home Buying (Kdiior's Nnle: This Is Ihe last of three stories explaining what Die Eovernmenl lias iloup to Itrhl- en u|i Its liclji in hnme-bllyers 1 !!>• JA.MKS MAJtl.OW WASHINGTON, July 25 <,n _ a' 1 |mie' f 'les VCl '" V " 1 "'"' """' ' BCt JUSt Administration tVA) ln"buyii«f"« home. ' " Tills is me result of President Truman's order last week lo eov eminent agencies to tighten im > bit In their help to home-buyers J(_the veteran needs money' to WASHINGTON _( N EA>_ Everyone In Washington is today running around somewhat frantically trying to figure out in specific terms just «' h a t President Truman's new defense program means to him or his business. Operating heads Df government fluencies supposed to have a part in the'* job ,nfe still vague on the de_ tails. They haven't ieen told who is to do what, except in a most general way. Clari- "tcation apparently awaits testi-! money by top policy officials be- j "ore congressional committees. Congress may ol course drastic-1 illy amend the proposed "defense i production act of 1050," sent to | Japltol Hill by the White HOUKC. so I he effect, of new defense curbs i and controls on business and con-1 .urners can't be measured until Con- I gress completes action. j A few general deductions are pos- [ sible. A 1 Increase In defense spending means roughly n 25 to 30 percent Increase In taxes, since the President specified this Korean war should he conducted on a pay-as-ive-go basis. But where or how [he administration proposes to levy the extra taxes will have to await, the President's promised special message and testimony by Treasury Secretary John W. Snyder Conercss may of course throw out all their recommendations and write Its own lax bill. One olher cencral deduction from the President's message to Congress Is (hat no new government agency — like ne War Production Board of the last war-Is to be created to handle mobilization. Five Fields of Control Oultlncd For the time being at least, all defense programs will be handled by existing departments and independent offices. Five main fields of control are outlined by the President's message: Allocation and priorities over scarce materials will be handled by Department of Commerce. Com- IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Jonnson KA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — Exclusively Yours: Reason for the hasty, disorganized exit of Warners' "Breakthrough" location comjv.ny Irom Fort Ord was War Dcpr.n- ment orders. Picture-making am! the training of soldiers aren't n ham-ancl-eggs combination. . . . After all these years, Jirnmy Caz- ncy gets the Mae Clarke act himself in "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" Barbara Payton hurls a pot of hoi coltee an da four-course breakfiii at him. • • 4 Scottish fails fcrrrtl But! Allluilt ami Ixni Costcllo to break all fancy resolutions about discarding Ihclr «ld "Who's on first?" slanj- hy. It's back In the act at a-Gh*. cnw Ihrater. . . . Ginpcr Hn^cr^' "Illegal Bridr" may brcinnc ", Western style." Is there anytliin; Iliiit isn't golni^ western these d;i>s? Cliflnn Wcbh? Ynp, even Clltlnu Ecscs »rs(crn as an anjfcl impcrMin- atinp a rrtu-punrher In the fantasy "For Heaven's Sake." Snappy comeback dept.: Bob • Hope, when told Wade Crosby, a I character nctor. would play a key j role In "The Lemon Drop Kill": j "This should be a pleasant charge This Crasby is an actor" M;ir:o Windsor, wearing a white and ti.;ht sue.tier her first'day at RKO: • "When I come t work at J.uic Russell's studio. I'm not gonna; wear a Mother Hubbard. bnb." I Katie Makes 'Km Curly ( William Prince L* playing Chris- i tmn in "Cyrano dc Bcrgcrac" Jv:- 1 fore rejoining Katharine Hepbir:) ' as her Orlando in "As You Like H ' I asked Prince nbout K;Uirr: "Great pal." he snlrt. She in-! ,<L c tcd on curling my hair e.rry nlihl. brtore the show." i Katie. I reminded him. has c',;il- [ crt h:\Lr hc'foie. ( "Yc,= ." he. crinncd back on the [ same thought train, "but not with ' Irons." i faculty taces at the Pasadena Community Playhouse are slill clowine over Jose Kt-rrrr's .iruljrv; to the crarliiailni; the.spi.ins r.e tnlrt 'em they should act -icirime Jobs neciuse "Von can't make a livin;: aclint- In (he theater." Reaction from the graduates: "They itppl.iudr.ri me," said ,lt,sr. "I hail tei take three bnvvs. Usually T lake nnly one." .Jimmy Cnjncy say.i he'll put IM.S ' makeup lux in stor.ige around ip.yj i nnd niter Connecticut Agr(ru!tmV> College for some Luther Burban:< ( book learning. He told me on the set of "The West Point Story": 'My son, who Ls almost 11, has decided on agriculture as a career. So I've gotten my college entrance crediLi together and will go to fchool with him." * * • The Ida Lupino-Howard Duff romance is still on. but Duff is :iow telling pals that ho will never marry. That means Ida and any future Avas who may come along. . . . Now it's Wanda Henclnx a::<] .Veils Larson. Wanda has gained 12 pounds since her divorce from Au- ciie Murhpy. she explain.'; it: "Ballet lessons, died and a new mental See HOLLYWOOD on Page D JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSlVAI.n JACOBY Wrillcn tor NEA Service Poor Playing Undoes Masterful Bidding "Well." sighed Hard Luck Joe, "we have one consolation. We bid the hand'right!" "That's a wonderful coav>Ia- tion." moaned North, "but I have no right to complain. I ought to tiave my head examined for bidding a slam when I have you for a partner." "Ain't U the truth?" joe assented, not without- pride. "Other people get a break now and then but I'm unlucky all the time. Do you rcali/c lhat, with Ihe spade finesse working, all I need Is a 3-3 break In spades, diamonds, or clubs. F:vcn If the spnclc finesse lost. I'd still be all right if cither clubs or diamonds broke. The odds must he terrifically In favor o[ the slam." In the play. West had opened Ihe queen of hearts. Dummy won with the king of hearts, and Joe looked «>cr the situation for a moment or two. .Then he led the jack of sp-idcs from the dummy. East covered with the king and South won with the ace. •loe next cashed Ihe quern and ten of .spades, dlscovcrlnif that slill had a high spaci-. He then hopefully tried Ihree rounds of diamonds and three rounds of clubs, discovering In each case thnt East controlled the fourth round of the suit. All he could do was take his ace ol hearts and surrender the two trlr.ks. Do you Uilnk that Joe unlucky? If not, wher« did he go mortifies exchange control over speculators will be handled by Department of Agriculture. Credit controls will be handled by Federal Reserve Board. Production loan guarantees and stockpiling will be handled by Reconstruction Finance Corporation or Its subsidiaries Housing credit control will be han- ,dled by Federal Housing Administration and its dependent agencies Consumer rationing and price controls are ruled out by the President's message and by the draft'of the new defense production act, for (he time being at least. Voluntary allocation of materials is apparently out. The Taft Act which set up voluntary allocations over steel, was allowed to expire In August, 1940. Industry didn't like It and now prefers rigid government controls. Department of Commerce now runs the export control program and determines synthetic rubber production rates. Its import controls have all expired, with the lifting of allocations of tin. Commodities ex- See. EDSON on Page 0 wrong—in Ihe biddins or in the play? Decide for yourself before you read on. There was nothing wrong with the bidding. The opening bid of one club is the standard procedure with a hand of that type. It is not stronp; enough for one no-trump, and an opening bid of one spade m.ght make it difficult lor Smith to find a rebid. After opening with one club, South has no problem in rebidding. North certainly had every right to wind up In a slam contract n here he held 4',4 honor tricks opposite an opening bid. The slam at no- trump was a sound contract, and no suit contract would have been any better. Perhaps joe w a s unlucky I n finding no suits breaking. However, he should have made his contract in spite of this. After winning the first trick with the king of hearts, Joe should' TTia DOCTOR SAYS By KIWIS' r. JORDAN, M J> Written for NBA Service ' ,^T ."/ V 1 "? wll ° s " ffer «'lth ac" of the le ° r P * 1 " d ° Wn l " ne i a ruptured in the '•salne This disc consists of moderalelv soft cartilage which lies betw-en the bony verlebrae of Ihe ,,,1",,. Brine softer than the vertebrae !hU cartilage is fairly susceptible to "in- Jury, strain ,and olher damage In all cases of pain j n the lower per ion of the back or of sciatica " rupture or hernia of an inter-ver tpbral rthc ht« to be suspected" Of course, not all. cases of pain in-the lower back or along the sciatic nerve extending down the back of the leg are caused by rupture of a cartilagenous disc, but some are imuv ]1 bTm U " Ot **** bUt c ' an the history or Ihe pain—"that'l'f whether it followed an injury—'-.nd ^imilar inofrmation obtained from the patient, by the physical findings, and by what can be seen in an X-ray film. Even the X-ray however, may not show anylhin^ immediately after the rupture has occurred. In the course of time however, the nipture of a disc will cause a narrowing of the space between the bones of the vetebral column at the point where the rupture has occurred. -As a rule those having a first at- :ack of pain due lo a ruptured dhc should be Ireateri conservatvely Also conservative treatment is ad! vised for those who have mild attacks, attacks at long Intervals those who are over 50 years old' and for Ihose in whmn the dm»- nosis Is In doubt. Snme Xecd Surgery For patients with intolerable b,ick pain or pain along the sciatic nerve ' who have repeated severe attacks for a long period of time and for some others surgery may have to be considered. The operation employed In such cases may be just removal of Hie ruptured disc, a lu.sion or binding together of the two ver- | tebral • - these operations to perlorm and whether or not it should be done, by an orthopedic surgeon or a nerve surgeon or both together is a mat buy a home, he borrows from a bank or some other private lender Until last week It was all right with VA If the lender didn't sk quire any down payment at nil "w VA would go ahead and guaran| r , the bank against loss on the loan up tojo per cent of It, or a ,ota, Actually,, in most cases, mmi down payment was required' by the louder. But starting last week, ,VA niiirte a slight, chance In this Now—in .some cases—Ihe veterans must make a down payment of „? east 5 per cent of the cost of th. Home before VA guarantees the loan 't—In other cases—the veteran doesn't have to make a down lament if the lender doesn't™ quire and VA will slill guarantee It Dawn Payments When does he have to make th, cent, and when doesn't he? from a "supervised' lender. Tl\"™* K IT, .° r . olhcr '"stitution which s subject to stair- or federal supervision, such as auditing, But—If he borrows from a non supervised lender, then the veteran must make -the minimum "o™ payment of 5 per cent. comes in here. Even Ihouch he borrows from a supervised" lender nnrt does ,mt r\.^"' ^wn-paymc|L now nlust pay tjfj on his home-buying. Whlch the veteran closing • cos s iomc- This rule started last week Cos!, to the property I- Dntll | as t loan. Here's something c praising ihe va)l]e ot ' loan °" 1* igure what the house In deciding hoiv much guarantee llloTfrfVV"' rec ° 8mze »"« allow for the Increased cost onlv In special cases, otherwise, it ^in Suppose VA recognizes the Increased cost and bases its guarantee on that. And suppose the veteran has obtained a loan from a non- supervised lender, which means h« must make a down payment of ot least 5 per cent. 5 r « Cent Payment is his = per cent payment based on (he cost before July i or after? or a After July 1, In a case like that. , In some areas of the country bones between which the disc. lies. The question of which of s a mater, of course, which the physicians in charge alone can decide. The knowledge that ruptures of thus kind can occur and can in most cases I gically many iave suffered for years with Intolerable pain. A ruptured disc is not a pleasant thing to have at be.<t, but, it no longer needs to be considered as a permanent affliction. cases be successfully treated surly ha.s given relief to a great ; many who would otherwise liave Today 75 Years Ago The Rev. V. E. Butterworlh has resigned his pastorate of the First Christian Church of Compton, Calif. Fifty-six years ago In Smilhland, Ky., J. Jackson, Blytheville man, last .saw his mister. Yesterday they were reunited when Jackson visited her home in West Frankfort III. She Mrs. Mary, Johnson, a ?c 76. and Jackson Is 61. He has „,„>. a vrt lnan smcc tn Vft iSs"™,,, ^ B ' ythCVil1e for to ^ ™tc is 4 per cent but 1 '" J J*-« l *ii- romhinatfVm rune n nm n r.,. n ~ i ...V...J V s. me uuniiiry veterans complained they couldn't get loans to buy a home. This year Congress passed a law letting V make .direct loans In such cases. Under this program VA coura hand oul S150.000.000 in direct loans before next July 1. And VA was free to hand out all of it any time before next July. This program started last week but President Truman stepped in and put a brake on It. He said VA couldn't hand out more than S27.- 500.000 In any three-month period There's another question which may still puzzle veterans but actually has nothing to do with Mr. Truman's orders last week. Veterans have been able to get double help In borrowing money to buy a home: (luaranlccr! and Insured - They could get part ol It guaranteed by the VA and part insured by the Federal Hosuing Admlnis- Iralion (FHA). (FHA Is the government, agency which also insures home loans for non-veterans. By Betting help from VA and FHA. a veteran got more government help than a non-veteran.) But after next Sept. 20 VA will not approve any more VA-FHA loans. This decision, since it was made months ago, is not new. The argument behind the end to this combination VA-FHA help wan tins: that it made a veteran pay a higher interest rate than if he got only a VA loan since the VA in- Saath I* 3N.T. I'ass (DEALER) *.AQ 102 » Q92 + QB1 Bolh vul. H'ert Pass Pass North 2* 34 6 N. T. Eut Pass Pass Opening lead—V q have led a low spadr from dummy. The fincs.-ic of Ihe queen or ten of spades would hold, anri Joe would get back to dummy with a diamond Jo lead dummy's remaining low spade. East would have to play his king on this, and South would win with the ace. Dummy's Jack of spades would therefore make a trick, with four tricks In .spades. .Joe would have had no Iroublc In Inking twelve tricks. It is sometimes necessary to lead a lii?h cnid for a finesse, For example, when you are short of entries to Ihe dummy, the high card should be led. It enables you to hold the lead In dummy if the honor is not covered. When you ivwe ns many entries as you need to riummy > however, there Is no need to lend a high carci. The low card should then be led on the chance that Ihe missing honor will fall on the Ilrst or second round. Popular Crooner ...*,. ,„ T |, t , tl;|tv UUl. L[]B combination runs a little over thai- Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted crooner 11 Protective array 12 Vejjeralod H Tree fluid 15 Rugged mountain spur 17 Fourth Arabian caliph 18 Diminutive of Cecilia 19 High card In ' euchre 20 Shade tree 21 Masculine nickname 22 Whirlwind 23 Former Russian ruler 26 Tiers 28 Ancestor of Pharaohs 29 Gold (her.) 30 Preposition 31 Symbol for samarium 32 Begone! 34 Measures o( cloth 37 Exclamation 38 East Indies (ab.) 39 Blue dye 41 Sheep's cry 46 Island group in Aleutians 47 Brazilian macaw 48 He often appears on the 49 Baranof mountain 50 Ungrateful, person 55 More ntlonri 54 He is a popular 55 He also is a screen VERTICAL 1 Entwines 2 Little demons 3 Negative reply 4 Snatch 5 Assemblage 6 Plexus 7 Above 8 Symbol for • selenium 9 Scottish hillside 10 Color 11 Property item 13 Coins 16 International language 24 Operatic solo 25 Rave 26 Flower 27 Spoken 32 Seraglio 33 Agitates violently 35 Conductor 36 Oriental guitar 40 Wise men 41 Boast 42 Tardy 43 River in Germany 44 Throe-toed sloth 45 Hurl 46 Genus of amphibians 51 Registered nurse (ab.) 53 Near

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