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fAU* EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE' (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PiTHK BLYTHSVILLB COURIER NEWS •ha COURIER NF.WS co. H. W RAINES, JMBUsher JAMX8 L. VERHOSFF, Editor D HUMAN, Sate Ntttonal &dvcrUxic« EtepreMcUUves: ' W*U*o* Witmer Co. New York, Ctdcigo, Detroit, PubUih«d Ever; Alteration Except Sunday Intend u tccond cl»s* matter at the port- eOie* M Blytheville, Arkanus, under act at Con- gnu, October ». 1»17. ' ' (Serrtd by th» United fnm SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city at BlytnevUJe or any •uburban town where carrier wrvlc* 1» maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. ' By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, 14.00 per fear, $2.00 for six months, 11.00 tor three month*; by mall outside SO mile aone. 110.00 per year payable In advanc*. Meditation Bat when Jesiu heard it, he answered him, uylni, Fear not: believe only, and the shall be mad« whole.—Luke »'.5C. • * » Happy the man who sees a God employed In all the good and ills that checker life.—Cowpcr. Barbs At long as boogie li composed most people who listen to It mil not Be. • • * A Michigan thief dlstulKd u • firl «»» canfht by poUe«—in«t««d at by pneumonia. * * * The price of haircuts has come the nearest ot anything to making it pay to be a poet. * » • Children arc unall people not allowed to act aa tJwir parent* did >t that »r«. * * * There are very few hooks sewn on some of th« •prlng gowns, but lots of eyes aro glued on them. Everybody Wants to Get In the 'Liberal' Act There is one election prediction that •w« feel safe in making at this early stage of the game: A liberal will be elected President in November. We make thi» prophesy with confidence after reading a recent issue of the New York Times Magazine. i The magazine's editors asked President Truman, Messrs. Dewey. Stassen, Taft and Warren from the Republicans, »nd Mr. Wallace from his own self-made party to define liberalism. (Maybe they : asked Senator Vandenberg, Speaker Martin, General Eisenhower and Gene- / ral MacArthur, too. W« don't know.) Anyway, six replied. Mr. Truman's contribution was somewhat synthetic. Apparently busy with affairs of state, he turned the job over to his White House staff. They assembled portions of the President's speeches that emphasized' his present objectives , —with accent on the domestic. Since Mr. Truman's own program was used to define liberalism, we assume that he and his associates consider that lie can .•wear the .title of liberal just as it is, without alteration. Mr. Wallace's definition also ran more to the current and personal than to the abstract and philosophical. It was not surprising to read he described liberals, ism as tre beliefs of a man who thinks just as Henry Wallace is thinking, or at least speaking publicly, today. The Republicans, on the other hand, ran more to tlie objective approach. Both Mr. Taft and Mr. Dewey apparently went to the dictionary first thins, and both were struck by the fact that liberal and liberty are derived from the same Latin root liber—which, as anyone who staggered through first-year Latin should remember, means free. Mr. Stassen must have gone to the dictionary, too, because he agreed with his rivals from New York and Ohio that, semantical]y speaking:, liberalism is closely bound up with individual freedom. We don't blame the gentlemen if they skipped the most pertinent dictionary definition of "liberal" i n the political sense. For Webster's Unabridged still »ays it is something "having a tendency toward democratic or republican, as distinguished from monarchal or aristocratic, forms," which is hardly up-to-the- minute, no matter how philosophical • r you re feeing. Messrs. Warren, Dewey and Taft also agreed—we judge without collusion or help from the audience—that liberalism is a much abused and distorted term After" reading the six entries, we are inclined to agree with them fully. From the definitions of these intelligent and experienced politicians, the conc ' usion >s inescapable tha{ . lib - el . alism js ( the foundation on which each of them is ; basing his campaign. It is, therefore, a potpourri of th e political beliefs of Harry .Truman, Bob Taft, Tom Dewey, Harok^Stassen, Earl Warren and Henry Wal• And thi* U » mixtur* to mak« th« fcontents of boarding house hash seem, by comparison, as easily definable as salt and pepper. So maybe we need some new clefi- tions, like "individualists" and "government planners" or "free enterprisers" and "moderate socialists." Almost nobody wants to be called conservative any more, because the name-calling of recent political campaigns has made the word synonymous with Tory, reactionary, mossback or- fastis!, depending on who is doing the name-calling. But it's popular to be a liberal nowadays. All you have to do is make up your own definition, pin the label on. and there you are. Only trouble is, with so many labels there's the chance that none of them will mean anything. Knotty Problem The whisky of the future will probably be made from sawdust, scientists tell us. Now science had better get to work on finding a substitute material to sprinkle on saloon floors. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Road to Freedom It is Important for free men everywhere to realize just what the Unlk-d Nations Conference on Freedom of Information did, and did not do. First, the Conference laid down a sound and careful definition of freedom of information. This resolution, to which the Russian bloc vigorously objected, will be useful In the battles to m»ln- t«in freedom, or to secure it where it Is now denied. Second, the Conference approved the United States draft treaty on gathering and dissemination of Information. This treaty, which will soon b« ready for signature and ratification, supporla ajid Identifies the right and facilities of foreign correspondents. As country after country adopts it, the convention can become a working, practical charter of liberties. Third, the Conference rejected outright scores of attempt to Impede freedom of Information. Borne very dangerous proposals were defeated or shelved. Fourth, the Conference brought together, on many delegations, working editors, publishers, ana correspondents. In their hands will be the next stage, and the more hopeful stage, for progressing toward freedom of Information on the working level. The avenues opened up Informally at Geneva may load lo real results. Fifth, the Conference adopted a great number of resolutions, most of which are either helpful or Innocuous. One of them, recognizing me pok- sibility of government subsidy for national press services In countries where these nro undeveloped, heads In a dangerous direction. But It was very carefully qualified, and only adopted alter explicit assurances that it would not be Used to impede lh« work of established private egencies. Such » resolution, however poorly ixcceivca. js unlikely to have a practically dangerous effect. Sixth, the Conference approved—against American rcsistatice-a British draft convention and the draft of parts o f the Covenant of Human RifiliU which raise grave doubts. The rights enunciated by these two almost Identical documents, are all-well Hid gocd, but they are too broad to be enforced fcy mual treaty obligation. The difficulty does not arise over these rights, but over the fact that in addition the British treaty and the covenant of Human Rights stipulate a list Of areas I,, which press freedom may be limited. In this list of areas of limitation, comes an Indian resolution claiming in e poy;er of governments to Impose penalties on the press for "systematic diffusion ot deliberately false and dls- torted^eports which undermine friendly relations between peoples and states." This dangerous claim of governmental po , v .,.- i,as been rightly criticized by the American press. But Its context should be realized: neither the British treaty nor the Covo- nant of Human Rights calls upon any government to take any action under this provision. They merely rccocnize on alleged right of sovernment. The united States will probably-ncver ratify either instrument with such a provision. But even If other nations do, the instruments cre?.tc no power. They establish no obligation. They merely say that governments ca,i take such acuon li they wish. And both Instruments are not treaty obligations as we recognize t i, C m; they arc rather broad and ill-defined declarations, in practice It is hard to see them actually used to check press freedom. The Kussla.s opposed them; they are no part of »n authoritarian plot. But American newspapers, and those of some other countries, ma s - well conclude from the Geneva experience that in the cooperation of the working press itself, h, the elevation ot Its own standards by self-Improvement, lies the best roaa to Its future freedom. -CHRISTIAN SCT.ENCK MONITOU SO THEY SAY THURSDAY, APRIL 29, Disarmament Problem UNPRECEDENTED MONOPOLISTS POWER When Scholarly John L Butchers Kings English It Must Mean That He is Under a Severe Strain By Peter Ertson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA) _ Everybody nround here is so hot and bothered by overwhelming world events that the really important news at home gets overlooked. f\x instance: John I,. Lewis, the great English scholar and Shakespearean authority, made a bad mistake in grammar tile other day. He sent a telegram to his local United Minis Workers leaders reading in part: "I do hope you will convey to ea-h member my wish that they Immediately return to work." It should, ot course .have read: | "I do hope yon will convey to each member my wish that HE immediately return to work." Or. "I do hope you will convey to ALL MEMBERS my wish that they immediately return to work." The miners probably didn't go back at once because they were so shocked at this grievous error. • • • Republican Presidential Candidate Robert A. Taft has accused his rival, Harold E. stassen, of shirking responsibilities by refusing to be a candidate for the U. S. Senate and helping share the burden of work in Washington. Taft thought Stassen shouldn't spend so much time campaigning for the presidency. But when Tail's own pet housing bill was before the Senate, Tatt was .campaigning in Ohio. * • » • Also, while President Truman keeps hammering away at Congress to do something about his ten-point anti-inflation program, the Joint Committee on the Economic Report, of which Taft is chairman, hasn't been able to get together on a program. The President's Economic Report went to Congress in January. The President's Council ot Economic Advisers made a second report April 1. The Taft Committee was supposed to report Feb. 15. It got a delay till March 1, then March 15, then April 15. The committee staff has drafted a report but Taft has never been able lo get the committee together to consider It. The staff is now peddling the report around to individual members, trying to get approval by May 1. llcy, Uliat About Keyholes? The Supreme Court has decided to hear a case on whether it's legal for cops to peek over a transom to get evidence, unless they have a search warrant. Two Washington men were convicted of running a numbers racket on evidence obtained in this way. Their lawyer has appealed to Supreme Court on the grounds that peeking over a transom violates Constitutional rights. Chairman John Taber and the House Appropriations subcommittee are peeved at, the Slate Department in fact, they wouldn't let State Department experts, who ha.l done all the preliminary work' on l.he Marshall Plan estimates, come into their committee room. These experts had to sit outside while the committee met to consider European old program appropriations When Economic Co-operation Administrator Paul Hoffman and his new staff couldn't answer questions asked by the congressmen, notes were sent to the State Department boys. Their replic.s were written out and sent back in so Congresswoman Is Indignant Over High Cost of Groceries THI DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin r. Jordan, i| ». f«r NE * By Harman W. Nlchol* (Vnltfd,Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, April 29. (UP)Helen Douglas Is an experienced shopper. Like your lady and mine. She wants her money's worth. Sh« elves the bananas a squeeze wlthj thumb and forefinger. Same for (lie tomatoes, and a thumb thump on the melons. The lovely conrcss lady Jiom Trlnchlnads Is a disease caused by a tiny animal parasite which (s called trichlnella spirialls. Tilts i *••*- ""^.j ^vm^o,-, iauy num disease U much more Important California hooked a market basket than has been generally realized """ Surveys in various localities throughout the u. S. Indicate that f on one arm and me on the other and we all went to market. It »•«* part of Mrs. D's fight against thf about one person In three to one I hl Eh cost of living. In five has been infected. Mrs. Douglas then took the mis- Human beings catch trichinosis fry of the housewife onto the floor in most cases from eating pork which has not been cooked well enough to destroy the parasites. of the House, along with the basket of stuff she bought. She held a couple of pounds of coffee and said During 1944 nearly 100,000,000 hogs I that same under OPA, cost 66 cents were slaughtered In this country 1 for two pounds. It was 98 cent* of which number approximately j last year, and now at the dclux 1.5 per cent -are believed to have stores, what do you pay? a dollar been Infected with Irichinae. It i and 14 cents, without cream, is calculated that the r/erage per-1 -Look at these'cucumbers" said yrM»rLZ k Se fi'and^'^n^f^ce^ '" "* contain trichinae! And Ueave n ly days Disease Symplons The price of liver. Calves liver \i When live trichinae are swallow- around SI.20 a pound, ed they pass through the walls of! "Remember," asked Mrs Douglas the intestines and arc carried to j wno -errrrrumph, is older than your the muscles throughout the body.'servant, "when yonr mama used 'o During the first week following tlie swallowing of Infected meat, the worms develop In the intestines. There (hey may produce nausea and vomiting and watery diarrhea. Sometimes obdominal pain is present. About the ninth or Icnlh day the trichinae began lo invade Ihe muscles. Here if there are enough of them, they produce muscular tenderness, especially in Ihe arms and legs. Sometimes "a reddish rash on the skin develops during this stage. There is often fever. Puffine.ss and swelling of the face, especially around Hie eyes, is common. In severe cases the patient becomes give you a nlckle and lell you to run down and get the meat fo£J supper? Enough- liver to feed sdfl people, "-it): some left over for the cat?" Mrs. Douglas, looking trim in her modest shark-skin suit, with the skirt slit just right to show (he old look in legs through the new, moved away from the liver department. Dried prunes—A lovely dish. Thirty-two cents under OPA; 54 cents last year. And today about the same. Some reason for » sigh, maybe. Mrs. Douglas -decided to take—to prove a point. Under OPA, three anemic and loses weight. " | pounds set a person back »1.35. La.it At present the best safeguard i year the prlce wns * 2 - 07 - Tod ay. in against trichinae is to cook all pork ! fhe best st ° r es. you'll kick in J2.67. products thoroughly | And s °. on an d on. The lowly wcincr, around 47 cents a pound. Question: At times I have a While we are up to our mischief. Hoffman could give the answers. • • • General Electric Company, tha first big company lo jump on the price-cutting wagon, has now announced that its profits for Iho first quarter of 1948 are 43 per cent higher than for Die same period last year. U. S. Steel does an about-face and cuts prices. But American Telephone and Telegraph says it will have lo ask for increased rates, while at the same time giving assurances there will be no cut in its regular $9 dividend. Here are three different big business views which economists can't lit together in the economic Jig-saw puzzle. People Living in Glass Houses, Etc. Congressmen like to accuse Russia of not co-operating with other countries, but they overlook their own blocks against' cp'-Operation. Republican leaders are looking for ways to block renewal of the Reciprocal Trade -'Agreements act. A bill to authorize U. S. participation in the World Health Organization is bottled up in House Rules committee. Bills to admit 100,003 refugees a year are, stalled in both ' Houses. A loan to help UN build its headquarters is being held up 'and [ there's a move on in the Senate 10 ] revise the whole UN charter. | • • • One made-up story going the rounds in Washington"!* about the Grand Duchess ol Luxemburg calling up Secretary Marshall to get some nid '-Have you any Communists?" asks Marshall. "Not one!" the Grand Duchess replied. "Then you can't have any money," says Marshall, "because this program is aimed to defeat communism." blurriness which seems to affect. Mrs - Douglas stumbled onto my vision. What would cause this? I batj y food department and right Answer: There are so many caus- ] away went into a speech about the es for blurred visions that it is i baby pipulatlon. Bigger than ever impossible lo list them. Have an' bcforc ' she sa| d- and the price of eye examination immediately. baby food, bigger, also. We're going lo reach the point where we have more babies than we have baby food," she cried, waving both hands. "They are wonderful. Babies and mothers. But if we keep running the price t on milk and baby food, we're gi ing to raise a puny lot to run thu world." About this time, a pleasant little old lady In a black coat, speck*, black hat and flowered dress bump- 15 Fears Ago In Blytheville— Miss Marie Harnish president of the local Business and Professional Women's Club has been named j , , .. ,. Chairman of the second district ed .J nt ,? the lln * of sll °PP« rs - sh « for the state group. I WMhln* ton" "' " °* Judge J. E. Keck and his court she'"wan°ed to know what .11 of stenographer H.G. Parllow have gone to Marion for circuit court. the flashbulb shooting was about. Mrs. Douglas told her. Mrs. C. W. Afflick. Mrs. J. E Critz and \[r^ M " XV'U' i -' liJ K ;> Jl y«uii auju^ieu uei Don- were Initialed into membership in j Lordy, "she wished* Congress' wo^id when'the grou'plTmeT attneTome ?°_?° met » in * about '"" «'*>> price of Mrs. W.I. Denton. IN HOLLYWOOD BY KRSKLS'E JOHNSON NEA Staff Cormponaent HOLLYWOOD (NEA)— Heriy Lamarr, 1 can report loday, has a very ' the boys started working together at Paramount. He's a combination man, valet, court jester and McKENNEY ON BRIDGE -*"*"*"*">;X»:$»:>-.»;>:>;>;>;>;>:>;;*.>1 Top Score lovely nose—even if it was stuffed up a little. Hedy had a • gin rummy score keeper."other day spring cold in her heady. | Barney was telling some pals about Frankly, i hadn't noticed He.lv's I Dcttill S ° n l "= horses. He felt lucky \ For U SufctlJ PlciV nose (could it be that Jane Riis- I Knrt rcally was o P e "i"8 the purse * ' J sell has a nose, too) until she filed | s ' nn ss. for 52CO.COO. charging that a J " In fact, 1 Barney said, "I national magazine maligned it .is a plastic surgery Job. So I went out and got a good look. H looked fine. A very beautiful nose. No traces of plastic surgery at all. "This is berfectly ridiculous.' Hetty sniffed. "It's my dose and it'.i albays been my dose. Beople have albays liked it." Hedy reached for a handkerchief and daintily blew her $200.030 nose while her lawyer, Jei-rv Giesler, winced After all, there aren't very many J200.0EO noses. Charley Chaplin anr) his Oona O'Ncil are straining at the teish. Ditto Marie MacDonald and betting as il Hope and Crosby were a couple of young guys." By William E. McKcmlcy America's Card Authority Writer for NEA Service .... For today's lesson hand we have a hand that came up in the re- Dai-ryl Zanuck can take a bow cent Eastern States tournament In :or rapping the Hollywood pcssim- . New Yory, Peter Lcvcntritt was ists and panic yellers and announc- ; the only player in tiie room to mg that he'll make specific pic- make trie contract of four spades tiircs aimed directly at the 35-to- The play involved Is a safety 55-year-old group — the poorest j which I think has appeared in source of revenue for motion pic- I every book written on the play of Harry Karl. . M-G-M starl.-t Karin B^oth will marry Allan Ciu- llsle, heir to the Pitikcrtoji Detective Aseiicy. . j Busby Bcrkelcv ture-s. Another Hughes Baltic Lilli Palmer and Rex Harrison are looking for a play in which they cr.n co-star on Broadway. . . the hand. The question is now to play the spade club and one diamond, and he must avoid losing more than one spade. Tlie correct play it to lead a small spade from dummy ._-, . _ ^ - , I >-....... OK.^UV; ILU.II uulllllly While Pciry Como is at M-G-M ; and go up with the klng.lhen lead matins • Words and Music." sut- ; a small spade back toviard the Negro Minister Sues Alabama Registrars BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 29. 'UP)— A Negro -ninlster charged in federal court yesterday that the business. Mrs. Douglas said that, God and Congress willing, she Intended to. / Principal of Harrison School to Be Honored J Gaorge Hollis, principal of Harrl_ , , ______ ,_. _. ______ local Board of Registerars dis- ! son Negro High School, will be cit- criminated against him because of his color under an Alabama Law requiring voters Constitution. to explain the Eugene Otis Braxton. Methodist preacher sued for $5,000 damages A discussion arose, however, a- ed by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for outstanding educational work in a rural area when an educational program is held in th» First Baptist church iri Memphis, Sunday afternoon May-2. The Harrison High school choral club will furnish music for the program will begin at 4 o'clock. bout this play in tournament brid- i Dr. Aaron Brown, will be guest ge, in which you have to play speaker of the Mempnis fraternl- for the maximum number of tricks. | ty in connection with their observ- Thereiore some of the experts! ance of an education and citizen- think that in tournament plhy ship campaign, you should try to pick up the whole spade suit, and that- t!(; only way to do that is to lead the ace of spades and then finesse the jack. I do not go along with this theory because in my opinion bidding Read Courier News Want Adj. and asked the court to declare th« law, known as the Boswell Arr-"d- and making four spades on this i ment, unconstitutional, hand is bound to produce a score' He said that he explained sec- above average. Therefore I think ; lions of the constitution in order to tournament players as well ns rub- [qualify but charged that White bcr bridge players should make the I electors registered the same day safety play on this hand. | were not given the test. Feminine Musician tiio executives will try to talk him 'uto remaii.ing in Hollywood after j :he picture to make another with •lurty Garland. . . . Agents for Hillary Brooke are battling with Ho„„,_,, ward Hughes and are threatening- M-G-M'is "givins ! lawsuil ' r Hillary doesn't get co- another chanc. ; . I star mlli "S for "Vendetta," — ' Russians are afraid of the United States but will go as far as they can until they are told to stop. Tlie Russians are thinking that the United States Is thinking of another war.—Harold J. Laski, former chairman of the British Labor Party. • • » The government has no axes to grind with the coal miners beyond the national safety and security.—H. G. Morlson, assistant attorney general. « • » Americans arc not In the habit of yielding on »ny point under pressure.—Gen. Lucius D. Clay, ". S. military comm»nd«r He'll probably direct Gene Kelly In "Take Me Out of the Ball Game." . . . Bob Taylor, Deborah Kcrr and Elizabeth Taylor are testing for "Young Bess," which M-G-M probably will film in England. »'hich she worked for two years. Buster Ke.iton, Ihe old-time film , comic, is still making you lausn, i even though you don't sec him. I lie's a gag man at M-G-M. currently ,\t work on the Red t'xclton- i Esther Williams starrer. "Neptune s | Patnc Knowles and his wile have Daughter." . , . Secret desires i Censors Raid Dive booked passage to England on the Queen Elizabeth May 2T. He's all set to make a him in London. . . . UI is running into censor trouble and will have to reshcot the sc- (jiiciice in "Mr. Pcabocly and the Mermaid" in which Andrea King depi.: Jimmy Cagncy wishes he j could twang the guitar and sing like Burl Ivc-.s. Old Suggestion Lcven trill *KJ862 VK96 * J 108S *10 A ATS V A 10-13 *KQ7 + K95 Tournament—N-S vijl. South West NorUi East 1 V Pass 1 A Pass 2 * Pass * 4 Pass 23 a<je. If East declsrerl i dummy. It Bast covers with the i takes off her dress and dives into ' anyone ever even thought of such a swimming pool garbed only vi things as aiomic bombs, suggested < nilu , declarer wins with the irr> black lace lingerie. Andrea r-Krs tl.o i the idea that worlds. In extreme w \^ ^'^ *™ c «. mate only' one spade trick. Every e> , other woman In the fiU». Imagine old age. to=e their stability and plajmg the o**r ^t».n to a mer- j are destroyed by atomic explosions. Barney D«.n has worked for Bin? I nd Bob Hop* «v« «Inc» Read Courier News Want Ads. ^^ that lhjs fa the way the hand must be played at rubber' bridge, because there lh« contract 1* th« Important thing. HORIZONTAL 1,8 Pictured musician H Oleic acid salts l-Womcd 16 Pealed IT Sow in Poker slake 20.Social insect 21 Sl.il ions 23 Roman bronze 2'! Thus 25 Preposition 27 Flees suddenly 30 Danger 3'! Space 35 Colorless 36 Papal triple crou-u 38 Provided wilh \vindo\v glass 39 Symbol for erbium 40 Morindin dye •U Kootlike part •HC.lscs •19 Before 52 Genus of birds J>4 First man 55 Operatic soto 56 Alcove 58 She is a Uruguayan 60 Knsnarc 61 Stoats VERTICAL 1 Adriatic wind 2 Ardor 3 Canvas shellei' 4 Label 5 That Ihing G Bird's home 7 Bewildered 8 Impertinent 0 Within 10 By xvay of 11 Heating device 12 Network 13 Poems 18 Exempli gratia (nb.) 21 Distress signal 22 So.il: up ?-1 Fixed look 26 Asiatic kingdom 27 Baseball slick 28 Boundary (comb, form) 2& Meadow 31 Sped 32 Island (Fr.) 33 Conducted 37 Circle part 3B Dance step 41 Peel 4 2 Level 47 Narrow fillet 48 Prince 49 Ireland 50 Get up 51 Dines S3 Indian weight 55 Blackbird of cuckoo family .~ *.V-WL CUCKOO i ami 43 Denomination 57 Symbol for ''• IF ' I P samarium 4G Paid notice 50 Part of "be

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