The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 3, 1948 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 3, 1948
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BLYTHUVlLLl (ARK,)' COURIE1 SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1948 BLTTHBVILLE COUR1KK MKWf SUBSCRIPTION RATM! in th* citj ot BlytnevlU. wher. c»rri« •*"!« «r any m»ln- nali outside payibl* In adv'»no«. mil* Meditation H, .irctcheth out lh« north »ver the empty the earth upon nothln.- He mounts the storm and »'»»« ">»" the wind ' Barbs Some of the summer styles are so sensible, how do the experts expect them to last long? * .* * The mm who l« satisfied with but little her* often winds up with twice » Inc. When the good old clrcusireaches Washington, Juit think how many more clowns will be in our nation's capital. Walklni la good phrrieal expert. But lor thein. for the a lot at complexion, say a women still phone When all the people who don't vote at the presidential election are placed In one group, they'll criticize the candidate elected. Siythevilie's Library Merits Taxpayers' Support Blytheville has an institution which is being treated too much like a stepchild. It is the library fit Sixth and Main and few persons, outside of the many •chool children and a few others who use it, know where it is located or the good that it is doing in the community. Civic-minded citizens who have an eye on the future and an interest in the boys and girls, who need more educational opportunities today than* ever, have an opportunity to give the library norne of the recognition it deserves when they go to the polls in the municipal election Tuesday. On the election ballot they will find » proposed one-mill tax levy against real and personal, property in the city which if approved will provide about |2,500 for maintenance of the library. Those who go to the polls can ap- • prove or reject that tax. Rejection of the tax will mean that the library cannot expect to grow. It will mean that it must continue to struggle along with meager funds and half-way serve a city of more than 15,000. Approval of the tax will not mean too much for the library, or for Blytheville, for the institution still will not have the facilities a city of this size should have. But approval of the tax will be a step in the right direction. . It could mean the awakening of parents of today'to the needs for a new building which should be one of the landmarks of the city. It could mean the beginning of a new .deal for the children of Blytheville which can and should rank in importance along with the schools and churches as a character- building agency.'A good library can be, and in most cities is, a bulwark against juvenile delinquency.- Gmuar nomlc unit mn «xamp)« of toughnes* toward Russia. Thin, too, wa» » forced mov« renulting from Ruwia't intransig- «nc« and insistent:* on ft policy which would amount to America's financing German reparation payments to Russia. But four recent events hav« finally given some notice that lite U. S. iutfinds to get tough. They are: Mr. Tru- man'i reguest for selective service; the proposal to return Trieste to Italy; the notice to Italians that there would b« no ERP for v them if they voted in » Communist government; the decision to leave the American zone of Germany under Army supervision and to keep our. forces in Berlin. These four events do not constitute war-mongering. Far from it. The first l» simply a move to bring our defenses up to peacetime strength. The second and third are attempts to counter a Soviet maneuver before it happe* instead of afler. The last calls a Soviet bluff.. These moves do not mean wa*. They simply nican Hint American policy is becoming focused where formerly it wits diffused. The process of focusing is not yet complete. There is still a lot of aimless timewasting fuss over .things of minor importance. Politics Inevitably intrude. Nevertheless,' there are signs yiat this country is becoming determined in a positive why. Problems of diplomacy and defense are being dealt with more as a unit, even though our defenses are by no means secure and our diplomacy still suffers somewhat from confusion and short-sightedness. The country must hasten to build up its military strength. At,the same time it can scarcely be denied that the problem is, in the last analysis, diplomatic. Our goal is peace and justice. Our aim is to avoid war, even if w6 must put ourselves on a wartime footing to do so. To start a war—a so-called preventive war—would be to confess a tragic and complete failure of statesmanship. The Danger of Greediness Entertaining in Washington's Hotels Is a Costly Proposition Congress Is Tough-Minded at Half-Way Point With GQP in Saddle and Democrats in Revolt [more nlralti of them at home than S*cr*tary Marshall to provide aid undent < abroad. This shows up not only 51 for China is unusual'- It would be «*•••«•»••••••*• VIEWS OF OTHERS By Peter Edson N'EA Washington Correxpoi WASHINGTON. (NEA) — Trying the 337-lo^17 House vote to give wrong, however, to say that Conto appraise the record of the prcs-. the 'Un-American Activities Coin- . gress is atronRly International- ent session of Congress at this halt- ; mlttee $200,000 for a year's pVoblng. i minded. way point in a job for a psychic or i H Is .also reflected in the really ; j-,^ of UN Legislation a psychiatrist. In theory, congress- j rugged going over which govern- I xhe International Trade Organ- "criow what the people bade i ment. employes get on their loyalty , i zt n 0 n charter BOW being drafter! «re thinking. So if you can ; tests. .Anyone whose «econd cousin ' t (, Havana faces a tough reception ,__ _. - ' ever visited Russia, or spoke to « | n congress. The same is true known Communist Is suspect, M Dr. Edward U. Condon of Bureau of Standards- »Ed Hamilton Robinson of State Department sOffice of THE DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin F. Jordan, M. I). Written for NEA Sen-lee All recent reports agree that th* disease 'imdulant fever, or brucel- losis as it is sometimes called, U extremely common tn the U. S. Thin disease Is caused by a germ of whicn there are several varieties. The germ of undulant fever Is preient in several different kinds of animals, especially cattle, hogs, sheep and goats. Human Infections are usually acquired from drinking the milk or coming In contact witn the meat of these animals. Illness due to these germs Is usually shown by fever, a chilly feeling, excessive sweaing, loss of weight, headache and muscular pains. Sometimes a rash, nosebleeds and other symptoms are present. The fever frequently goes up and down In a wave-like manner or undulations, which has given the disease its name. Treatment Difficult Undulant fever is likely to be chronic and long-continued and is rather difficult to treat In many instances, although a great number of methods have been tried. Recently a small group ol patients have been treated with a combination of streptomycin and sulfadiazine and although It is too early to be sure, the results seem promising. Pasteurization ol all milk would greatly cut down on the number of new cases of unclulant fever. Some infections arc acQuircd from direc! contact with .animals, especially in packinghouse workers. I Besides pasteurization and can in avoiding infection from contaci with infected meat, the other mos mportant problem is to eliminai' the disease in the dairy industrj which is working hard to reduce in lection. It is estimated that between on in 10 and one in 100 of the inhabit ants of this country are infectot The disease is hard to conquer one a person becomes infected and one of our mast important hcalt problems existing today. men know home feel the pulse of Congress, you should know the sentiment of the country. tt Is a tough-minded Congress. With Republicans In control and Southern Democrats in revolt, there A Warning From Canada Recent Moves Strengthen U. S-'s Get-Tough Pol icy There is » candidate for President •who ha« been preaching for more than a year that the leader* , of both major parties are committed to a policy of ' "get tough with Russia." Now at last there is some basis for his accusation. - But most Americans, except for his candidate and hig followers, will doubtless find encouragement in that fact. The Truman Doctrine was not a get- tough policy. It was * move to s*v« Greece from the imminent danger of • communism imposed forcibly by th« «*«nts of * tough Russia. It was also a ,BK>ve to save Turkey from the certainty of * similar fate if her neighbor . Greece were overcbm*. ' The ERP Is not a get-tough policy, v- «ther. Originally the Marshall Plan was ^.frtant to includa Russia and her satel- ''jjitjM. Th« European trend toward mu- >)f tu*l military defense, with ERP's help, 4 k a defensive gesture which arises from opposition to ERP and coa- A» American prices continue to soar, more and more frequent references are made to the manner In which the Canadian Government has re- hnposed controls. Dominion prlcei may not be what they were before the wir, but to »n American housewife beef steak »t M cent* a pound ccrtnlniy looks like » bargain. So the question Is: Why can't Washington be as wise as Ottawa, Canadian controls, however, are not an unmixed blessing, »nd the fuel that they »r« not li largely the fault of the United States. In addition to putting * celling on prlce», the Dominion also has been forced to place an embargo on imports and exports. American inflation is the reason for this. High prices south of the border were exhausting Canada's dollar credit! »t such > rapid rate that a stop hnd to b« called. Canada had to try self-sufficiency or face bankruptcy. Mexico waj orccd to make a similar decision even earlier. When two of the best customers or the United Stales are forced to lock out our salesmen, the ultimate effect on American prosperity ought to be obvious. It Is somewhat veiled »t the moment by abnormal demands from hclplfss Europe. Bui If American prices go.higher and higher, European customers also will be lost, eventually. The over- rnpid exhaustion of the British loan is a clear warning here. Imiwvcrishcd people cannot afford to pay over-high prices Indefinitely. Sooner or Inter, they are forced to look to other sources or simply to themselves. Thus oreat Britain which opened all the mar- keU of the sterling bloc to us is beginning to wonder whether the abolition ol Empire preferences and similar devices was worth the price of United States financial aid. Since because of our rising prices the lonn did not buy nearly as much a« was expected, there is a growing temptation to seek economic salvation by devices which exclude the inflated dollar. So fftv, Ihis tendency is only » •mail armidge on the horizon, but It, could grow rather quickly Into a sinister thunderhead. Certainly, this would take much of it* usefulness out of the Marshall plan. Free access to all the markets of the world for all th« people of the world wns an Allied war aim. It would bt tragic If a bloated dollar prevented It* realization. Then Inflation would not merely mean nky-hlgh prlcfi at home, but also a collapse of our export business. A« th»t developed, deflation certainly would be upon ns. The boom would nosedive into a bust. A quick look to the North ought to be enough to convince any member ol Congress tint It 1» time to l»sh down the dollar. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. extension of Cordell Hull's recipro- I trade agreements. Congress has declined so far to .jprove American participation in | the World Health Organization and ," . International Refugee Organization. created a new Expenditures subcom . - mlttee under one-man-grand- 'fry Voters are supposed to get any-. Homer Ferguson to Investigate the | thing they want in election years,! 1 ' Truman administration all through i but this time there Is striking dis-j r^.ri.r TM« the campaign. regard of the general public wel- ' revision of the UN Charter. This fare. The single possible exception is that taxes will be reduced. Other- Note: Dr.. Jordan Ls unable t answer individual questions tro: readers. However .each day he w: ans;ver one of the most frequent! asked questions in his column. * * * QUESTION: Can kidney stones be dissolved by taking vitamin capsules? ANSWER: Unfortunately, there is no vitamin or preparation wnich can be taken by mouth to dissolve kidney stones. is no restraint on criticizing Pres-I In the fear of communism, pro] Idcnt Truman. The Senate has sals to strengthen civH liberties in |-^^ ..„ , nt express , ons ot the U. S. «eem hopelessly stymied. | mi5tnlst over the number and com . of UN subsidiaries. Is growing sentiment for ere ss (s still hostile to labor unions. There Is no thought of norltfylng the Tuft-Hartley Law. even though half a dozen political action and education leagues are now dedicated to defeating every congressman who voted for that law. ,Only revision which Congress might consider would be proposals to tighten some provisions. Congressional mistrust _pf union power extends over into taking spite out on the Department ot Labor. The House has cut Its appropriations for Women's Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the emergency price controls, keeping rents down, doing something about housing. . This was to be an economising Congress. It has agreed to trim the President's $39.7-b!llion budget, by $25 billion In appropriation bills considered by the House thus far certain minor savings have been indicated. Yet there is strong sen- can, therefore, be wiped out by one good big order for new airplanes. has been most recently proposed by Vermont Sen. Ralph Flanders. Still ahead of Congress Is a big pile of unfinished business: Federal aid to education, national health legislation, scoial security law revision, and proposals to change drastically present policies on control of public power, natural gas, railroads. Writing of a new farm policy was begun ambitiously last year by Rep. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — office of Secretary Lew Schwellen- ... bach. Unle.M the Senate reverses ! tees will make on ERP have still these cuts, BLS will have to dis- I to be indicated. The authorization continue many of Its surveys now is going through in recognizable considered essential. . Congress Li scared silly of Communists and communism. It seems tlment for increasing military expenditures. All projected economies Cliff Hope of Kansas and the House Committee on Agriculture, That effort now seenu sidetracked in favor of a simple year's exten- Islon of present farm price support Whnl cuts appropriation "commit- policies, through Sen. George Aiken — of Vermont has introduced a comprehensive new farm policy bill in the upper chamber. What will come of It is problematical. Anything that seems to be going all right will probably be left alone, in an effort to avoid controversial issues until after the election. lot of tumult form, in spite ot and shouting. Th^ way In which congressional Republicans have taken the lead In forcing President Truman and Sometimes newspaper receive compliments. The nicest one the Courier News has had recently was being asked to name a baby. Ws named her Anita Joy Mosely. How do you like it? H. J. Mosley, who lives near Gosnell, called at the office with the unusual request that we suggest a name lor his daughter, born several days ago but yet unnamed. He had no preference but he liked "Anita". Because it was a beautiful day of spring and the father was so very proud of his new born baby we suggested "Joy." Other names were mentioned but to Mr. Mosley likert Anita Joy was the very best By Hirman Yt. Nlchola United Press Staff Corretpondeni WASHINGTON, April 3. (UP) — So you owe the Jones family.. Tru Smiths and the Goldbergs. Plus t i^ lot of other people. Too many to -9 pitch a hoe-down In your five-room flat, and besides the maid just cam* down with a huff and quit. You decide to do what th« rest of Washington society does—hav» your cocktail party at one of th» hotels. Say a spiffy. Joint like the Mayflower, which is'an International cross-walk for that sort of thing. . How much will It set you back? Well, that depends on a lot of things. How fancy are the people you want to entertain? Would they sneer behind your back if you didn't sei"ve champagne? Would they settle for the garden variety of hors-d'oeuvres — shrimp, stringy celery, olives wrapped In bacon •owing out ol a grapefruit on othpicks? No buffet? No music If so, the average hotel in Wash- gton will do the job and clean up ,e mess afterward for about H a cad, including tax. Plus a small e lor broken glasses, splintered ble legs and leaves plucked for ouvenirs from the polled palms. You invite a quiet little mob Tf 00 and the least it can cost you S1200. Ol course, maybe only 289.^ f 'em will show up. But those whovjp o. you can bet the size of the check, ill bring along a couple of free oaders. Folks who just happen to rop in for the week-end; we ouldn't think of leaving them lome. So you'd better figure on 1500, to be safe, for the cheapest >arty for that many. But if you really want to impress and influence people, you can't be ' that skin-flintish about it. You've got to pull out some more stops. You ought to get some music. A . violin, a guitar and bull fiddle will cost another 515 or $100 for a couple or three hours, according to how Caesar Pctrillo feels about the union scale for that sort of thing. The bill goes up from there. If your guost of honor happens to be a former kin.: or a visiting ambassador, you've got to shoot the works. You'll have to load a long ' table until the legs fairly grown in protest. Turkey, hams, roast beef, salads, fancy cakes. A. couple of humming bird's tongues. All ladel- led by a couple of dozen expensive waiters. A full orchestra, with harp and all. A champagne fountain which wastes more of the stuff, at $20 a bottle, than goes down tha gullet. A floor show. \ You'll also be charged a fee for : research. The maitre d' hotel will have to semi an expert to the library of Congress to look up the coat of arms of the visiting biggie. Then a small charge of a coupl» or three hundred dollars extra for an ice sculptor to sculpt the insignia into a frooty centerpiece, which said big shot probably won't even notice and wouldn't recognize if he did. You ought to iuvite 1,000 people to this one (by engraved invitation! at about $20-30 per person. Taking the larger figure to make a 'good story better, that'll be $30,CO. In advance, please. IN HOLLYWOOD BT ERSKIME JOHNSON NEA Staff Corresponflent &• to nbuild SO THEY SAY If both parties could get together on a tax cut it would be better than to make a partisan Issue of the matter. An attempt will be made to persuade President Truman to drop his opposition.—Sen. Alben Barxley tD) of Kentucky. * * * »re likely to lock out more than you lock In.—Or. Charien r. Ketlerlng, General Motors Co. When rou lock Uvt doon ot UM labor* ton' you By Frsklne Johnson NKA Staff CorresiK>ndent HOLLYWOOD (NEA> — Ilyana, he madcap Hollywood designer •ho gives such eyebrow-rasing titles s "Why Men Leave Home" to her traplc-ss evening gowns and peek- a-boo skirts, is hopping mad at the movie producers for trying to slo.v ip the New Look. Evcrytime Betty Grnble's un- drrtpcd legs or AVR Gardner's un- laddcd hips flash on the screen, [lyana goes Into a spin and writes barbed .sassy letters to the studios, "I tel! them they are throwing a monkey ranch (Ilyana is Hungarian-born and sometimes hrr English sounds like goulash) Into the fashion world," she. totil me bctwren finishing a boned cami»oTe for I^icllle Bremer and iticking Mower* into * bustle de- llfrnrd for Arlene Diihl. "Why. already." she said, "audl- (-nces are bcgmniug to giggle In n>?vie theaters when a glamorous star is shown wearing short skirts and skin-tight dresses. And men. believe it or not. giggle the loudest." As for the rumors that Hollywood stars are resisting the New Look, the designer'says, "Sure, just like they are resisting mink coats." Every glamorous star In Hollywood, she announces proudly, is wearing her skirts long and squeezing In her waistllne. I've noticed It. too. Even Lassie is being taken around on a longer leash. No Joke Here Current Hollywood humor following the Oscar awards: "There's nothing funny about a farmer's I daughter joke."—Rosalind Russell. While he's in New York appearing in the play, "Harvey," Jimmy Stewart will spend his afternoons writing a book telling of his experience*, Tentative title Is "A Long Thin War." • • • With Ty Power on his way to Sun Valley lor location scenes anS Linda Christian returning to Mexico, look for the end of their romance, One will pet you two that Tj- will (ivi ujp Und* u >M <Ud jnna. . . . Insiders report that de- iplte the many headaches connected with it. Orson Welles 1 "Macbeth" at Republic Is in the same class with Olivicr's "Henry but great. \ V"—nothing Turliau Bey is telling friends that he's seriously thinking of giving up the screen and returning to his native Turkey. . . . Alfonse Bcdoya. who played the bandit chief so superbly in "Treasure of the Sierra McKlENNEY ON BRIDGE The 'Mona Lisa, 1 . A Tough 4 Spades By William t. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service the ace, lead a heart and trump It Now the nine of spades is play ed. -overtaken In dummy with the ten and the last heart ruffed. South has had to discard either a hear club on the ten of spades, declarer gives up his club WARN!NO ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickl- sawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Beatrice Reynolds, Pltlf. vs. No. 10,417 Darwin Reynolds, Dft. The defendant, Darwin Reynolds, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer tha complaint of the plaintiff, Beatrice. Reynolds. Dated this 12 day of March, 1948. HARVE YMORRIS, Clerk By Betty Peterson, D. O. W Leon Smith, attorney. 3|13-20-27-4;3 Juries Stay Put INDIANAPOLIS" (UPi— Federal Judge Robert C. Baltzell of the and must lead away from the queen-eight, with declarer holding the ace-six and dummy the nine- four. Thus he makes both diamond tricks. on the federal bench here. Judge A.B. Anderson, who preceded him searved for 22 years. Read Courier News Want Ads. Severn! famous bridge hands are t .... revived by bridge writers year after Mndre" is in Hollywood for a role year, such as the Duke of Cumin Republic's 'The Blue L*dy." berland hand and the Mississippi - -• • Heart hand. One of these is the 'Mona Lisa" hand. Remember that this was an old auction hand, played by West at four spades, the contract that would most likely be reached today, although some North-South pairs Ranch-Style Life in Wicked Hollywood Dcpt: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were given a belated wedding party by the entire population (800) of Lake Hughes, Calif., where Roy has his ranch. The people of the town decided to honor their most famous residents by holding an oldtime square dance party, complete with fiddles, sawdust on the floor and apple cider. A 50-pound wedding cake was baked for the occasion by members of the Tuesday afternoon sewing circle. Musician might sacrifice at five hearts- Now see if you can make four spades with the singleton three of Business must be Hood »t l*s Veg»i. The Flaminjo Hotel h adding WO rooms. . . . The lyrics of "One Touch of Venna" by Of- rtfn Nash »nd S. J. Ferleman have betn re-wrllten almost entirely to avoid censorship for the mo»to version of the Broadway /'.. ... Walt. Disney might as well abandon his plans for a screen biography of Hans Christian Andersen. A Danish firm next month will release in this country a color cartoon version of the author's life. * • • • ^ Georse Bernard Shaw, the old 8try himself, has written Vincent Price nsklns th»\ actor to star in a Broadway revival of "Pygmalion," . . . Joan Caulfield and Paramount have parted company. *75 ¥ AK751 • 3 * Q 9 • S S N W t S D*oltr * 108< W 9 63 * K10M * A104 QJ 108 * 63 4 A8»2 *«2 + KJ7 Rubb«r— Neither rut Sovth Weit N»rt» BaM Past 1 * IV 1 * 3V 4 * Pas« Past Opening — 4 3 HORIZONTAL 1,9 Pictured Latin American musician 12 Endure 13 Individual 14 Whirlwind t 15 Against 16 Work unit in Behold! 20 Knock VERTICAL, 1 Invisible vapors 2 Assamese tribe 3T,ady Literate in Art (ab.) 4 Sell 5 Skills 6 Platform 7 On time (ab.) 8 Bamboolike grass 22 Doctor of Holy 9 Ship's record Scripture (ab.) 10 Half-em •33 Accomplish 11 Color 19 Boat paddle Jl He is a from Guatemala 24 Worshipers 26 Stage play 27 Harangue 29 Belongs to it SO Fourth 38 Harden 40 Alleged fore* 41 Tattc'rs 42 Equal 43 Fish sauc» 44 Narrow way 47 Aged 49 Ocean S2 Preposition' Longest Poem The world's longest poem Is said to be the great Hindu epic. "The MahabhflraU." It was begun In 500'B. C. finished about 1200 yea re'a rut leads the five, of clubs. Dcclar- I« ihould via thli IB dummy with diamonds opening, against the best possible defense. Here Is the solution. The opening diamond trick should be wot in dummy with the king and the eight of spades led. When South refuses to cover, declarer lets i ride, then plays the four of spades .and South's king is won with the ace- The four of hearts is led. North wins this trick with the king 9iW 1-1, ,13 British Arabian caliph 54 Symbol lof 44 n mgiike pan Bccoun i mon ey 33 Give ruthenium 25 Among 27 Smell 28 Hindu garment 30 In a row 31 Burmese wood sprit* | S2 Gibbon ! 33 Obscures 34 Roman road 36 Genus of vines 37 Love god 39 Social insect 40 Either 42 Chum 45Sainte (ab.) 46 Parent 47 Harem room 48 High notes ot Guido's scale 50 Near 51 Sesame- 53 Least ripe 56 Conclusion 57 Desist 17 Universal language 35 Revolve 36 Male sheep 55 Steamship (ab.) P

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