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SLYTHEVILLE , : -'~-Ttt* BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •' ' > HB OOURXEB KEW8 CO. - m. W HAWKS, Puttiater JAUBB L VERHOCFF, Editof . .-r*OL D BDliAN, AdverUOm aUn«c«r •alt (UtiooBl Adwtiainc RcprocnUtiveal WtlkM* WtttBd Co. M*w Ifcrt. Chicago, Datrolt. FnWfched Bmy Afternoon Except Sunday BBtena ai aeoood class matter at the portal BiythevtUe, Arkansas, under act ot COB-, OctobK ». 1111. : •erred by the United Pne» , SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrter'in the diy ol Blytnevllle or any auburtan town where carrier tervice fa maintained, 30c per week, or &5c per month By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, (4.00 per year, «1M for dx month*, tl.OO for three months; by mail outside 60 mile aone, 110.00 per rear payable to advance. Meditation D» ye Indeed »p*ak rifhteoiuneu, O eontre- (atlMiT <e ye judt-e uprightly, O ye sons of men? —Malm* M:l. * «. • If Judjet would make their decisions just, they ahould behold .neither plaintiff, leftndant, nor pleader, but only the cause itself.—Livingston. Barbs Work never hurls a mm unless he keeps away from it. • • * A Tennessee wonun was flogged for revealing •eertU. That sort of thing ihould be »tot>ped rljht. »ow or none of our women will be aafe. * » •* No-button men's shirts are plentiful on the market now. It's hard to distinguish them from those just returned by the laundry. • • • People who don't pay *• they fo have *. hard time eanint- back. • • » A man pinched for window peeping said he was looking for his car. There »rc i lot of those midgets around these days. U. S. Should Consider Lewis Before Synthetic Oil There is an increasing interest in the production of synthetic gasoline from coal and natural gas. The project is urgent enough for Secretary of the Interior Krug: to ask Congress to set up a $9,000,000,000 synthetic 'oil program. With dwindling natural sources and the chance that overseas fields might be cut off at a time of military need, the urgency may not be exaggerated. It has been pointed out that our coal supplies are almost limitless, and that •we could add gasoline production to our regular uses of coal and still have enough for thousands of years. But there is another and more immediate aspect of that subject which seems to have been overlooked, That aspect is the portly, shaggy person of John L. Lewis. We can't imagine anything that would delight Mr. Lewis more than to be able to tie up the country's economy even further when he gets the urge to play Caesar. It would really inflate his ego and slake his thirst for power if, by calling out the miners, he could some day immobilize a part of our highway vehicles and aircraft and withhold more fuel from homes as well as tie up industry and railroads. This would be particularly effective in wartime. And Mr. Lewis' actions in World War II give no indication that he would ever hesitate simply because his pomposity could put the nation m mortal peri]. Even with his present limited field of action, Mr. Lewis is able to do his country an effective disservice in the present strike. Looking at the actual and potential effects of this walkout one wonders at the number of targcfs that Mr. Lewis has chosen in this latest display of spite. And if the strike is halted by govern- -ment injunction, he must know he can injure the world's 'democratic nations for federal intervention would give the Communists-especially those of free Europe— a wonderful talking point They could talk about "forced labor" and slave labor" and "fascism" and "destruction of the labor movement" m think they free America. And don't wouldn't do it. So the government might well consider the character and past history of John L. Lewis before it embarks upon a program that would give more power to this economic dictator of a f ree country. No national policy that involves any dependence on his whims can be planned with certainty, so Jong as America's miners are content to jump through the hoop whenever this Caesar of the coalfields snaps his fingers. COURIER NEWS They're Against Both Sides f ^' Governor Tuck of Virginia has ap- ,f ***** th « T** Paintbrush to the pro- Mti-poll tax bill. He told the Sen- C«nnutt«« tint it wu insti- *»t«d and Ur»*ly iupport«d by Com munists. Maybe so. But we would like to point out to the governor that any feeling about this matter on their part has nothing to do with the political philosophy of present-day communism. Communism. Soviet style, would be just as opposed to unrestricted elections as to poll-tax elections—probably more so. For, in'Russia, they have a one- party system, but with unrestricted voting:, in newly-conquered Czechoslovakia, on the other hand, the Communist government is going to restrict the vote to those who have not shown themselves unfriendly to the new regime. So you see, governor, the Reds have restrictions and unrestrictions. But in neither case, of course, does the vote of the people for a picked slate of cmuli- dales have anything to do with tlie government's operation. Our naive Communists arc certainly mischief-makers. But their mischief in this case hns nothing to do with Communist ideology. VIEWS OF OTHERS" Military Measures: What Comes First? The President has urged Congress to do three things. In this sequence: First, to speedily enact ERP. Second, to adopt Universal Military Training. Third, to revive a limited form of Selective Service. Of tlie priority of ERP, we believe, there should be no doubt. Equally we believe there should be no doubt that the purpose of whatever military steps the United States now decides to take Is to preven a war, not to start one. But they must be realistic measures which prepare against actual hostilities, else their power to deter would be nil. Here, In broad outline, Is how military and naval men picture employment of American forces In event, of a shooting war: First, Navy carrier task forces (comprising ihips, planes, «nd marines) would carry concentrations of power close to enemy shores, to strike at vital centers and to intercept enemy bombing expeditions. The Air Force would occupy and operate from the most advanced land bases obtainable—also to attack and to Intercept. The Army would defend these land bases against ground attack. - •'?' Second, the already organized reserves and the National Guard would move into positions protecting continental United StuUs. They would also supply the early replacements. Third, the materiel would be produced mid assembled, and the man-power trained for mass armies and replacements. Mass armies would not be needed either /or invasion or to repel invasion until the United states cither won or lost control of the sea and air. That would take at least a year. Going back over this picture, it seem* logical that the means necessary to Jill the ranks of the regular services and to stop up production of planes should have first priority. Huge appropriations for the Air Force, out of balance with the needs of the other services, would be militarily naive. The strategic bombing of Germany and Japan was possible only because the Navy could supply and, in the Pacific, sei7 C advance bases. Great Allied air fields In China were lost U> the Japanese because there were Insufficient Army ground forces to hold them. Second should come stimulation of recruiting for the organized reserves and the Guard, and a readying of industry. Third, progressive training o( a reservoir of manpower. Thus looked at coldly, In the light of immediate military needs, Selective Service should take priority over UMT. For UMT would not of itself ami at once feed Into the ranks of the ready forces. But something like UMT is needed. If Americans hesitate to commit themselves to a program which presumably would niter, if not permanently at least Indefinitely, ih cir traditional scheme ot life, a similar training system specifically limited to the current emergency would meet thai emergency's needs. A word about the atomic bomb: In the thinking of the best sualified military authorities we know, the atomic bomb would be an "absolute" weapon only against a small country such as Belgium. Against great continental lanci raa55C s such as the United States or Russia it would bo simply a supcrweapon-decisive only in conjunction with other arms. In realistic military preparations which are the only kind of military preparations that can prevent war, there ar c still no complete substitutes for the familiar arsenals of weapons nor for the numbers, skill, and determination of men. -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Let's Keep Our Shirt On! THURSDAY, APRIL 1. 1948 Communists, Though a Minority Group, S/iow Controlling Influence in Costa Rican Strife By Peter Eil.son OT5A Washlnfton Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NBA) - If o Henry were alive today nnd writing of Latin-American revolutions, lie would have a new type of ctinrnctcr lo Introduce In his plots. It would be the Latin-American communist. Tlie current revolution In Costa Rica offers an example. This little republic between Pan- anja nnd Nicaragua has always been considered one of the most stable of the Central American countries. It has had no tradition of rich Spanish grandees and big estates. Coffee plantations on the central up- l»nd plateau have been run by j small and middle-class land owners. There have been few great accumulations ol wealth and little peonage poverty. Biggest operator In the country las been United Fruit Company. Most of its plantations used lo be on the Caribbean coast, which Is low and tropical. When disease hit the banana plants thera some years ago, United Fruit moved over the mountains to the Pacific coast, The one railroad from Ihe eastern port of Llnion to San Jose, the capital, Is British-owned The extension to the Pacific Is owned by tlie government. United Fruit runs most o[ the shipping. In summary, Costa Rica's living standard Is higher than In most parts of South America. There has been no grcnt exploitation of the populace. It hasn't been a country where there was great, unrest. It wasn't n place where you would expect communism to take over as it apparently has In the current election revolt. The Lady in Charge SO THEY SAY So far President Truman seems to be getting more opposition from the Democrat than from Ihe Republicans. Mr. Truman simply can't wln with such a strife-torn, broken-down organiwitton. —Sen. Robert A. Tail (H) ol Ohio. * * » A Ihird party has as much place In American politics as does R ii, ird parly on a honcymoon.- J. Howard McGrath, Democratic National Chairman. * « « It is the natural right of the Jews under the law or Almighty ,GO<! to dctcad themselves me nations must prevent bloodshed If need be by the Interposition of police aEcncics.-Prcsldcnt Phmp Hurray, CIO. According to Washington reporis, the No. 1 Communist In Costa Rica is believed to be a woman. She was born Maria Isabel Carvajal. She now goes under the name ot Carmen Lyra. She is 46 years old. She was once a school teacher, but she is better known n s a writer. She lias apparently never been outside her own country. Yet It is generally believed she engineered the formation of the Communist movement in Costa !Uca. Her modest house In San Jose has been meeting place for native Communist leaders and foreign visitors. She picked men to be the leaders of her movement. Chief imong them is Manuel Mora, now head of the Popular Front, a duly elected member or the Congress »hd chairman of its finance committee. When the Communist movement was first started in 1D30 Mora was n young man just out of college. He began his political career as an opponent of "Yankee imperialism," which all native patriots like to shout about. He Is considered an orator and writer of ability. During the war Mora became pro- American. He took the lead in advocating co-operation with American capital seeking to develop his country and raise Its standard of living. This was after the Third International was abolished by Moscow. The Communist party In Costa Rica then dropped that label and became known as Vanguardla Popular, or the Popular Front. Mora is titular head of the party. Top 20 Communists Another leader Is Dodolfo Guzman. He is probably the only one of the group who has ever been [to Moscow. He went there In 1935. ,He had received only primary school I education In Costa Rica He came .bade from Moscow a well-chooled I labor leader and organizer. Today he Is head of the Shoemakers' Syn- Idicale, considered the strongest Costa Rican labor unite. In all there are believed to be not more than 20 real leaders In the I Popular Front. They form the Cos' ta Rican Politbureau and organize the cells at lower levels. Not more than five of the 20 are considered strong enough to be entrusted with running Communist policy if the Cosa Rican movement were to be Isolated from outside contacts. While 20 Communist leader* may seem like a small number to control a country's politics, Costa Rica's population Is only 800,000. Its size I s roughly comparable to West Virginia. Last year the Popular Front In Costa Rica got hold of a radio station. It has been noisily active, as has Its newspaper But the movement itself has been on the decline. j It registered 16,000 voters In 1342. Its present strength Is believed less that half that figure. Up until now no one took it seriously. As numerical strength has gone down, however, Its Influence has gone up. Today the Front hns seven seats in Congress. The Repub- I Hean party has 23 seats. The Un! ionist party 24.. 1 The Popular Front therefore j holds the balance of power. That's I just what it wants. No party can do anything without Its co-operation. That gives the Communists 1 control of the situation. IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent ^* By Krslilne Johnson' NBA Stuff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD <NEA>— The People Talk Back to Hollywood, to one another and to me: 'These cmsadcs for cleaning up the screen leave me cold. The kids •»ho try Imitating the crime characters portrayed on the screen would be trying it regardless. If. by the time they've reached the age of 14, they ;lon't know the moaning ol right from wrong, or lawful and unlawful acts, they never will. The movies don't have anything to clo with it."—San Mateo, Calif. "For the luv-a-Mike, srx is only a part of life. The attempt Hollywood mak:s to be sensation.\I j n the arts shows p.ilc :ig;iuis( the real headlines on the front page. ' All adds uy lo reason enough why Hollywood Is losing at the box office, to say nolhtnj of (he hlRh cost nf living rctlec.Ud In theater prices."—\r«- York City. "Why can't we have more pictures like -My Wild Irish Rose' We get so tired of trashy pictures with silly love-making on the screen. My children enjoyed 'My Wild Irish Rose' and I liked having them see a clean picture." Lon« Beach, Calif. Youtig Oldsters "The public gets slightly bored with the same faces year after year. Young old men and women. Old in years playing nlm&st juvenile rolfs. In fact, we become almost nauseated at limes. I'm a grandmother, iinrt I don't entertain any romantic emotions."—San Francisco, Calif. "I don't know of anybody but a moron wlio would go to today's pictures more than once a month.' — Frefiwater, Ore. •What's wrong wilh Hollywood is that they don't get those two great artists, Jeancte MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, in another great musical. Memories ol 'Rose Marte; •Naughty Marietta' arc still frcsii in our minds."—Denver, Col. "Friday nlstit movie attendance for school children has become a habit In nur town. Thoatcrs arc packed. Here's an ad of a double bill shown last Friday: 'Riff Raff »nd -Fear In the. NljhU' Fine f»re for the voider generation." — I/lrkspur, Calif. "Instead of huslilng up the scandalous private lives of the few movie stars, as so many people sug- . tcest, can't we pick slars with backgrounds and actions and reputa- lions we can brag about instead of • conceal?"—Washington. D C. The Stnry's the Thin K I "The most important thing about I any picture is the story. Nothing I will take the place of it, and all the stars in the world won't cover it.''—Las Angeles. "What's the matter with Bob . on constantly Is counting your tricks, a McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Finding 10 Tricks Where 6 Are Seen By William E. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service Todays Lesson Hand conies from one of the cleverest little bridge books It has been my pleasure to j read, "You Too Can Play Bridge," | By Mary Flasher, bridge editor of, I Topping? He's a smart man" when '.5 e Columm 's (O.) citizen, it's only It comes to managing his millions. *°« pases In ° lu <« n 8 rules, yet it cov, >,t pretty nnivc when it comes to | cr ^"J £ h .*!£.i'? u , n ?L d to know ' !iiann;iiig Lana TH.-ncr."—Forest Knolls. Calif. "I disagree with the person who said he is tired of old stars like Crosby. Cooper and Irene Dunne. When I go to the movies, which is twice a week, I go to see pictures with established names because that's a good sign of quality." San Diego. Calif. "While you are campaigning for bigger and better pictures and ail end to bad influence, why not £o a little after the extreme ban* Uslc of some publicity pictures? 1 am enclosing a picture clipped from a newspaper of last Sunday. I Ihlnk this picture of Dorothy 1-imoiir speaks for itself as the acme of bad lasle."—Albuquerque, | N. M. ; "I've been wondering why we do! n't have the kid pictures "we use J to have. The 'Our Gang' comedies \\cie enjoyed by all ages. I enjoyed those early Shirley Temple pic- t lives. Today the only child star seems (o be Mnrsnrct O'Brien and * 107 VAKQ7S * K784 *62 Lesson Hand—N«ithtr vul. South We»t North E»l 1 V P«5s 4 V Pass Opening—V 3 t subject Mrs. Flasher handles well in the hand shown today. In regard lo the opening lead, her simple statement is excellent: "West on lead should lead a heart, S/ri/n/c Oi/iVears High-Priced Chinchilla, Fur Expert Says THE DOCTOR SAYS A hemi» mean* that some part ?h L 1 ?" tUsue » or or «"» "wide the body n«ve begun to bulge through the outer coverings which are »uppo»ed to ketp them In pUce A hernia can appear almost anywhere In the body, it is mo»t likely '« develop, however, In those pla- which have weak support to Jtart with. A treat many people •t some time In their lives develop *uch a hernia, or "rupture." Th« place mc«t likely to be Involved 1, the groin. There are certain weaknesses of structure here Mkel ™ 8ke hernl * Particularly Most people who get hernia seem - - be predisposed towards It at nlrth. Their structures which are supposed to keep the organs or the abdomen in place are weak to start with, weakness may not show up (or a long time or perhaps never but under strain, the rupture Is more likely to develop. Method at Treatment Most hernias can' be treated suc- :essfully by surgery. The purpose '[ surgery for a rupture Is to push back the soft tissues which have gone down Into the sac, then close up the weakened wall and sew It back into place so firmly that the weakness Is completely eliminated. Occasionally » rupture conies back, gut generally only after severe strain. Also with the ffie ,lJ v ?.V >pm<!nt OI m °d«rn surgery, the livelihood of recurrence of a hernia Is becoming less and less. People who have an inborn tendency to rupture can sometimes avoid difficulty by refraining from excessive muscular extertlon such as heavy lifting A truss or support may help If the strain Is not too great. Injection treatment is not used much and for most victims of hernia surgery Is the preferred treatment. • • • Note: Dr.. Jordan Is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he v/11 1 answer one of the most frequently I ask«d questions In his column. • • • QUESTION: Before my last baby was born I had albumin in the urine. Is thl, serious? ANSWER: Aubumin in the urine is something to consider very seriously If another pregnancy Is likely. Regardless, the whole question should be Investigated because It may damage the kidneys. Reminder for Motorists Many motorists olten forget that the steering mechanism of cheir car has many moving parts, which should be lubricated at regular intervals. ORDER Tn the Chancery o'ourt, Chlcka- sawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Dorothy Kirby. Plaintiff vs No. 10,414 Olan Kirby, Defendant Tlie defendant Olan Kirby 1s hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in th». caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff Dorothy Kirby. Dated this loth day of March, 19*8. HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk By Betty Peterson, D. O. Attorney for plaintiff. C. F. Cooper. 3|ll-]8-25-4]I Therefore the first trick is won by declarer with the ace of hearts and a small club is led loward dummy's king. If West plays low, declarer should play the king from dum.iiy. However, West probably would jo up with the ace of clubs and lead another heart. This is won in dummy and the eight of diamonds led toward South's king. East would win this trick with the ace and probably return a. spade. Now see how simple It is to develop the hand Into ten tricks. Cash th= king of clubs, ruff a club, cash the king of diamonds, ruff a diamond, ruff another club, ruff another diamond—all declarer has to lose is a spade, a diamond and a club. T . Bjr Human W. NlehoU United Preu Stiff CorreipoiMteat All. Here it is Spring; the cherry trees are In full bloom; and it's time to buy the helpmate a new fur coat—of so they say in the ads. And the F. C. department, here k some good advice. It comes from . < Elizabeth R. Hosterman of Mi»" Testing and Specification Section of the Bureau of Standards, So you went to be a big shot and buy the bride a chinchilla, the most expensive shoulder and bustle covering in the world? Well, doii'l do It For several reasons: 1) Such a coat would set you back between «35,000 and $80000" depending on the length, quality of lining, etc, 2) There aren't any for sale, anyhow. As of now there are only about 25 in the whole world. Queen Elizabeth has one. So has Lily Pons So also has Mary Pickfoid. And so have 23 or so other people The stock of the chinchilla, worth about 50 cents & hair, is so low that breeders aren't killing any off for coats. The little animals, which look like a cross between a rabbit and * rqmrrel, are used only for breedlne purposes. * 3) People would look at you. 4> A chinchilla doesn't wear 90 well. For this shocking bit of Information, Mrs. Hosterman quotes the trade- journal of the National Re-i tail Dry Gcoc!s Council. Just lo™ keep them from getting in trouble with the chinchilla people. So help us and Mrs. Hosterman and the "Fur Digest," the costly chinchilla, In the matter of wear- ability, ranks alongside of the leopard, the alley cat, fox, rabbit, kidskin, some types of lamb, marmot ocelot and hare. (Mrs. H. and the dry goods people hasted to add, however, that the length of wear can be prolonged if j'ou know hoiv to take care of your furs. But that's a story for another day.) If the little woman insists on huddling under furs, you'd be better off (if you want the coat to last! to look at the badger, bear, beavsr litch, fisher, kolinsky (Asiatic mink), Persian lamb "wilh high luster arid well developed curl." American mink, marten, otter, raccoon, Alaska sealskin. And Skunk. All of these experts made no excuses about putting the skunk ahead ot the chinchilla. Or. lor that matter, why the lovely ermine comes in the "fair serviceability" class. But it does. Among others, including broadtail koala, kreimmer, some types of marter and mink, nutria .opossum, pony sable, squirrel and weasel. And when poor mere man goes In to buy his wife a coat, how ts>h« going lo be able to tell whether he's getting a patch job or real pelts that lived and riled la tha forest, instead of some rat that was trapped in the basement ol an apartment house and look like mink? Mrs. Hosterman, a kindly Itttl* woman who knows her' business, says there are several simple rules, "Generally speaking." she spoke, 'good quality fur is lustrous an-t bright. It's uniform in color, depth and texture. It's soft and pliabla on the leather side. "Good skins are soft and supple, but firm and strong. Old skins are harsh and brittle. If the snl&sgtrl will let you, open the lining and have a look at the skin. An honest furrier will let you. "Poor fur is bare or uneven. Ther» are matted areas. It is dull in color. It's sometimes stiff. It has split or brittle ends." Jason, my service rifle. I'm going bear hunting. 15 Fears Ago In Blytheville— Mr. and Mrs. Matt Monaghan Jr. and daughter, Barbara, went to St. touts today where they will males their home for the next five montha. Waring Black has gone to Oklahoma City, OWa,, for a visit. Mr. anji Mrs. J. A. Spaldlng havt returned from Slheston, Mo. whcr« they have been visiting. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Ledbetter of Helena, who formerly lived here. were guests of relatives yesterday. On The Air Waves le. Wash. Traveling Jful shcs rapMly hitting the awkward smce the bidding Indicated that M?,, m ° 1C kd plctur "' the opponent* have no losers in that suit, and West may reserve his honor cards in the hope of cup- lurlng tricki us the play develops," r , , , i Now we come to declarer's prob- In a walnut .shell which he threw|i em .and Mrs. Flasher savs "South Into the water oft the California J the declarer, looks over'his pros, const 1>- 1932. A. p. Young put a pects lo take liome his ten tricks. , note asking the Under to Inform if he cashed all his hearts and his jhlm how (ar the nut had traveled. | spade ace, he would have six- tricks. Guests at a parly in Southend, ] H« needs four more, so he must use England, found the nut in 1334, I his Irumps separately by ru/fiii*." HORIZONTAL 1 Pictured radio personality, Andrews t She Ii a 14 Fruit (pi.) 13 Reluctant 1« Hops' kiln 17 Short jacket 18 Top of head 20 Woody plant 21 Take out 22 In bed • 23 Symbol lor samarium 24 Electrical unit 25'Seize 29 Judge 32 Low haunt 33 Individual 34 F*ath*r*d scarvei 35 Booty 37 Musical note 38 Morindin dye 40 Sea eagles 43 Ventilates 47 Body of water 49 On top 50 Flesh food 51 Lamb's pseudonym 52 Short bristle 54 ShVsings with her , Maxene and Patty 56 Tendencies 57 Expostulate VERTICAL 1 Plunders 2 Biblical mountain 3 Urn 4 Graf ted (her.) 5 Royal Garrison (ab.) R Require 7 Italian city (Rational 9 Four (Roman) 10 Genus of insects 11 Clutch 12 High regard 13 Bamboolike grasses 18 Oleum (ab.) 26 Bustle 27 Parrot \ 28 Abstract being a lop I 29 Diamond- 43 Wine vessel. | cutter's cup 44 Id est (ab.) ' 30 Compass point 45 Grale i 31 Lamprey 46 Mix 34 Trade 47 Native of 36 Dervishei Latvia 37 Banquet 48 On the 39 Slightest - sheltered sidi 41 Memorandum 53 Lord (ab.) 42 Twirled, as 55 Thus 1 I

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