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PAGfl SIX BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUX OOUHIXH raws co. B. W BAIN IS, Publ*ru» JAKBB L. VXRHOEFF, EdHor M8L & HUMAN. ' Bate tutfcoal Adrcrtiaiiic «*UM> WUmtr Oo. N*v York. Chfcuw. Detroit, Atlanta. Ifemphte. PobUahad Rrtry Afternoon Except Sunday -. BtUnd M aecood daat matter »t ttu poat- •ffioi at BljrtberlUe. ArkaoMa, under *ct o( Con(i«a. October t, U17. ~Barred bj th* United Pn*j . B0BBCRIPTION RATES: •r «vri*r to th* dljr o! Blytnevlll* or mtfj •oburbku town when carrier aenrtce I* maintained, Me per veek, 01 «6o per month. By mail. wKhln a ndiut of so miles, $4.00 per yew, $340 for all monthf, 11.00 far three month*; bf mall outsldt M mil* too», $10.00 per year payable to advance. Meditation T* than not at*a4, neither edeal faUely, neither Me to another.—LeTltlcua 19:11. !•!• not, neither to thyself nor men nor God. Let mouth and heart be one—beat and speak together, and make both felt In action. It IE for eowardj to lie.—George Herbert. Barbs Pinched by a cop, an Indiana girl broke his nose. The best pinch hitter thus far this season. • a • Orar 5,000,600 pairs of rlasse* arc sold every year—Jusi to help our jood looks. • * » Add to thoughtless neighbors: the one who hasn't had his lawnmower sharpened- yet. • • • It takea a marriage license to tet married and an state Hoensc to get a date. * • * Practically every home has some uncomfortable chairs, §ays a dealer. That takes care o( unwelcome company. ;Report Notes Weakness ;Jn Soviet War Power ' The new report on Russia by the ; House Select Committee on Foreign Aid ' contributes to Americans' knowledge of | ^that country and its possible intentions, ,' even though the statistics are not com; plet« or of guaranteed accuracy. From its apparently careful study, : th« committee concludes that Russia Is ; - now in a position to wage war if the need ] arises, and that American policy might be •eriously wrong in thinking other' wig«. To support this statement, the report reveals that the Soviet military • budget is up 51 per cent from 1940, when war with the Nazis was at least * good possibility. Russian coa! output and industrial production are up to prewar levels, the committee says. Industrial output in the •war-devastated regions is off 50 per cent from 1940. but increased production in areas untouched by war has helped bring the total up to former peacetime levels. To these disclosures may be added •ome familiar indications of Russian strength and advantage. Soviet expansion has added productive as well as 'protective territories to the Communist empire. This is particularly true of well- industrialized Czechoslovakia. Russia has a great military advantage in her geographical poBition. In the event of war with America, Russia could march her troops in great number over th« doorstep O f free Europe. America, even fully mobilized, would still have to .carry the bulk of her forces and supplies by ship. Russia also has a great superiority today in mobilized manpower and in aircraft production. The Reds helped themselves to German brains and German inventions. On the other hand, there are some obvious factors that detract from the Soviet military potential. The committee report notes current shortages of «teel and oil—though, in event of war, Russia could do much to remedy one of them by walking into oil-rich, defenseless Iran. While Russia's industrial output may be back to normal, her gross national product is still only about one-seventh of ours, according to the committee figures. And it may be assumed that the industrial inefficiency that l. as p l ao;UC(i the Soviets so long has not been cured overnight. Russia had a good harvest last year. But farming is not nearly so mechanized there as here. In case of war, farm work would keep millions from more directly military activities. The committee also states that the Russians are hampered by a shortage of transportation facilities. Then there is the big question of guided missiles, and the'bigger question ol atomic weapons behind the iron curtain. • From th* available knowled^*, H appear* that the Soviet Union, mighty as it is in many ways, ig also vulnerable in some vital spots. At the same time, ths speed and direction of Russian recovery suggest that there may be danger in the calm assumption that Russia could not go to war within five years. They also suggest the danger of gearing the speed of our own defense preparations to that assumption. VIEWS OF OTHERS Inflation—the Next Front The battle the United States is waging against world chac* and world Communism his several front*. From one of these, the Italian political front, comes excellent news: the sweeping victory for non-Communist forces In the Italian elections. This li the most spectacular, but still only one, among a number of phases of western European liberation from the Communist threat. All these art heartening developments attributable mainly to American moral leadership and material support. But if these gains are to be developed, Americans must turn with equal determination to the strengthening of another front. It Is not In the Far East, nor In Latin America. It Is right at home. It Is the Inflation front. America Is not winning there. In fact, one Is tempted to ask whether it has even begun to fight. To be sure, banks are reported as under Increasing pressure to tighten up on their lending activities. The Federal Reserve Bank Is raising its short-term Interest rate to l-l]4'pcr cent as part of a gradual program to curb Inflation without jolting tht business structure. Supporting the official measures, bankers are voluntarily scrutinizing loan applications to avoid unnecessary lending. But the total effect U by no means a barrage So far, the line against Inflation seems to be held mainly by sharpshooters. And the enemy is Infiltrating the line of defense. For example, inventories, which were being reduced a short time ago, are now on the incrcacs again as businessmen seek to anticipate the effect* of Marshall Plan exports. Meanwhile, Congress' decision to reduce taxea, and the House vote for a tj-group Air Force, which xeys preparedness to a much higher level than the Administration believes necessary for any purpose short of war, are potentially inflationary. They are offset by this possibility: that under the strain of providing industrial equipment for Europe, of actually producing Instead of Just planning the arms America needs, and of meeting expanded consumer demands In a long period of full employment, Congress may have to reinstate controls similar to some of those used in wartime. The relation of all this to America's batlle against chaos abroad is obvious. Higher and higher prices for, American goods, based on higher and higher wages and shortages of materials, can cut drastically Into the value ol American dollar loans to European nation*. Experience with the American loan to Britain Indicates that the effectiveness of American aid to Europe could be reduced 40 per cent before aid had begun to now In really decisive quantities. There Is no margin for any such, reduction in Marshall Plan allocations. No accurate mathematical translation of such a percentage decline Into Communist votes I, worth attempting. But that such a translation would take place w e can have little doubt. There facts highlighted the pertinency of President Truman's address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors In Washington a few days ago, In which he demanded action to curb Inflation. In turn, they are underscored by the doubU expressed by Paul <3. Hoffman, head of the Economic Cooperation Administration that the $5,300,000,000 authorized for European aid this year will not be enough. Washington officials are clearly warning t h at Inflation may add hundreds o f millions ol dollars to the cost of the Marshall plan unless checked Unless checked, It should be added, intlation In toe united states could add new doubts to a Europe just emerging f rom shildow , or d I could undo the victory !„ „,„ .„„ ,,, e elsewhere In Europe. The question before the American people now Is. Will they permit It to? SO THEY SAY If people abroad could s*e democracy In operation here as I have, Ihingj wo ,,|(j be much better all over.—Michael, deposed Kins of Romania. * * * It is time to can a halt to the ttream of bitter smearing attacks, indiscriminately made on public servante.-Dr. Charles E. Mcrrlam, economist. * • * It is quit* clear the Russians do not like our being in Berlin and they are trying to make our position untenable._MaJ. Gen.' Nevll Brownjohn, British deputy governor of Berlin. • • • Russia is blocking the return of economic stabilization to Europe. The situation has got to b« solved somehow and soon.—Henry Ford II. • * • You may be sure that my statement that i was available for any public duty, to which i mlfeht be called by the American people was not limited to any particular political tcsl.-Gcn Douglas MacArthur. * • » H Is per.'ectly hopeless to try to preserve peace by apeasement.-oov. Thomas E. Dewey <R) M New York. » « » We cannot live as a free nation without speculation. Speculation enters into all our activities. —Dean* w. Mallolt, University of Kansas, on ftcent furor over commodity speculation. Everything Depends on the Use He Makes of tt .* • fc. Record in Prosecution of World War H Crimes Refutes Frequently Heard Whitewash Charges Rv t*fi*r VAenn T_, i .... of the German war crimi- on since No- 185 Germans 1945. .'—Trial of Innls ha ---D-- ..—. accused of war! vcmber ;rlmes will probably be wound up ' indicted summer, despite protests Army against the "whitewashing' °r German industrialists and pct- for an Invest 1- the trials have ! this ' No record lias ever been complied the of trials by other allied powers But taken together, they make the greatest criminal prosecution in history. The trouble is that the — j .-._ v-.i,» iiiiu j ay is LI ll.-iL. He has been leading a crusade a- gatnst I. G. Farben, Krupp, nnd )ther German monopolies through ils book. "Treason's Peace." And n a series of lectures he goes so ar at to charge that U. s. trial off- clals were hand-picked by U. S capitalists to Insure that the Ger- manjndustrlalists were let off easy Many of the complaints mnde against conduct of the war crimes trials In Germany are based on the mistaken Impression that these trials were expected to break up the German cartels. Such criticism fails o distinguish between civil and criminal cases, says Cecil F Hubbert, deputy chief of the Army War Orlmes branch. Decartelizition JnvoJven Civil Law BREAKING up German mono- »llcles—the so-called decartelizat- on of German Industry—involves civil, not criminal, law. Incidentally, in the U. S.-British zone In jermany, the nni-trust law now n force Is even more severe than he U. S. Sliermnn act on which It was based. No business in allowed o have more than lO.OOo employes or. It ran nine months, ending in August, 1946. When sentences were announced two months later, 12 pot death by hanging, three got life Imprisonment, four got 10-20 years, three were acquitted, two committed suicide, one was accused for senility. This first trial set the pattern for later cases. Pour trials are still in progress. Eight have been completed. The judges have been selected largely from state cupreme courts. The prosecutors are II. s laM'3'ers uncter Brig.-Gen. Telford now back In Washington for conferences on ending of the trials Cast History of 12 Trials Show Results E In brief, this is their record to date. Case 1—23 doctors and scientists accused of experimenting on. human beings as guina pigs. Seven sentenced to die, five to life, four Case -2—Air Force Gen. Erhard Milch, Goering's second, accused of employing slave labor and other crimes against humanity. Scntenc- carrjing out Hitler's decrees. Four sentenced to life, six 5-10 years four accquitted, one died, one excused from illness. Case 4--18SS commanders of con centration camps. Four sentenced to death, three life, eight 10-35 years, three accquittert. Case 5—Six industrialists accused of employing slave labor and exploiting occupied territory. Three given 2-7 years. Three acquitted Case 6—24 I. G. Farben industrialists accused of plunder, spoliation, slavery and mass murder. Trial still In progress. Case 7—12 generals accused of mass murder, plunder, illegal exe cutions and employing slave labor Two given life, sir 1-20 years two acquitted, on* suicide, one excused for Illness. Case 8—14 SS officers accused of kidnaping and race resettlement. One given life, seven 10-25 years one acquitted, live released as having already served sufficient time awaiting trial. MONDAY, MAT J, 1948 Lone Witness Tells Audience Of Two About Halibut Fishing THI DOCTOR SAYS * By Mar in an Wf Nirhola United Freaat staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. May 3. (UP) — It was Friday—fish day I , ^ But nobody seemed to give imicW of a hoot what happened to th« poor nahbut. Cong. Thor Tollttson of Washington State and his Merchant Marine and Fisheries Subcommittee were sitting In Boom 239 of the House Office Building; Osteoarthritis is really a mild degeneration or wearing out of some of the structures which go to make °' the House Office Bui'ldine- 'i he joints. It is t sort of aging of 'ically alone. The boys were the joints which shows up first In I sidcring H. R. 6110. ~ those Joints which do the most lh °' '— 1J "" work, like the knees, hips or fingers The exact cause or causes of this condition are not entirely understood. The cartlllage and bone of people In some families may be particularly susceptible to early degeneration or osteoarthritis. Repeated injury also seems to promote the development of this condition. Poor posture, fatness and disturbances of — ° -•• **• «nu. HIULS a mil that would allow the "landing <',f_ halibut by Canadian fishing vessels to port*— and for other to Alaskan purposes." Mr. Tollefson was a little fidgety about it for a time. H. R. 6110 happens to be a measure he Introduced nimsell. Then he looked around the little oval table in the committee room and grinned. No oppo«l- ...^ u ,o t L,» u «,n: CS „,, tion - IP fact - no people. Except for blood circulation are other condl- ?,', le »""««'• The latter wu a Mr. lions which contribute to Its de- W ' E Sl p lory, who described hu job velopment. J as assistant chief of the Interna- The end joint* of the fingers j -°' >a ' Rfcsource * Division of the frequently become enlarges. This Is often accompanied by a certain' amount of stiffness and *;nrai>prc I -,.""' —~ "" """'^w m* usuallv rtl • comn " Ue « «ry much for giving him iiy nisappears, a chance to say that the State De^ •n- j partmenl was, indeed, on the sjfe The treniment of degenerative changes in the Joints includes general measures aimed at relieving the discomfort and improving the overall physical condition. Heit, bandaging, and other local measures are also used, Occupationsi strains should be eliminated whenever possible and posture should De corrected. Because so many people with osteoarthritis are overweight reducing is often advisable. People with osteoarthritis are rarely incapacitated and can usually move around though often with some discomfort. They do need frequent rest periods as this seems to relieve some of the stiff feeling Osteoarthritis is almost always R mild disorder which should be considered as an ailment rather than as a serious or dangerous disease It does not cause serious crippling as some other forms of arthritis do. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column QUESTION: Are there tests which can be made to decide the exact dale when a child will be born . ANSWER: There is no way' of knowing the exact date. There have been many attempts to work this out, but so far they have all failed. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville— Taken from the files of the Courier of_25 years ago "The State Clor- Health for purifying the water". "Among those from Osceola who attended the baseball game here, when the Blytheville Tigers defeat- Case 9—24 SS officers accused of ed the (ast Csllt **U*. !»., team •liminatimr rari.nl ••,,nrfooi M ,i,i« „ I were: Louis Nathan, Frank Will- of the border they Uhe fishermen) hail from. Not only that, said he, this was an urgency. The halibut season started Saturday. And what's ths use ol coming in with a lot ol halibut in the nets if you don't know where it's legal to dump 'em? Mr. Flory went a great deal deeper mlo the problem. He said, as n» looked at it from the skipper's cabin, this bill would be a sort of a good neighbor policy. For a long time, he said, the Canadian government has been giving American halibut fishermen the right lo land their catches in Jrit- ish Columbia ports. They've been alto pack 'em up and send 'em back lowed to se!l the fish in Canada or home. Not only that but Americans have been permitted to stock up the larders in Canadian ports, fix the riggings and ship crewi. It doesn't seem fair to the Stan Department. Under our lawn, a foreign .Jishing vessel can't «it«r our porU nnlest a Northeaster WMhes her ashore. "Does that sound right to -you gentlemen?" Mr. Flory demanded. Mr. .Flory was wasting hi» brei There sat Chairman Tollefson ' tening to somebody praise ht« .„„ bill. And there aUo sat the «nly other member of the subcommittes present—Cong. Clark Thompsot ol Texa*. who apparently didn't giW a nevw-mind where people dip for halibut to Jong they stay out.»f Texas. ! IncidentaJly, the meaaure take* in black eod, as well as halibut. Is it is now, Jlr. Flory explained, if a halibui vessel happens U> snare sorin black ood la It« nets by mistake. It has to either throw 'em back or *- eliminating racial "undesireable i-LiuiiuciLiiig racial unuesireable " ; —' ~"" in »-><ni,tin, nciii*. vym- Pourteen given death two life five Wms ' W ' J ' Drivcr ' Raymond Cart- 10-20 years, one acquitted, one sui- " Tlgh( " Mrs - La n Williams, Mr. and cide, one excused for Illness!'"' ""' ^! rs ' Case 10-12 Krupp industrialists i'"' accused of slave labor, plunder and . , . Braxtoii Bragg and Mr. and Hale Jackson. , a crimes against the peace. Trial still In progress. Case 11-21 high Trial still In progress. Nazi officials. Generals. ed to . life imprisonment. IcSS^sr*, -3SS2 ^i- S^sr by Trials still in progress. Total criminal box score, including Nuernberg case—37 sentenced to die, 21 given life, 43 lesser imprisonment, four suicides, five ex, , - cused, only 29 acquitted or released 1IN HOLLYWOOD BT ERSKINE JOHNSON™ NEA Slaff Corresponflent '* ••••• ••••••....,.«,«« HOLLYWOOD INEAl — Thai ong-promlsed cycle of war pictures s Just around the box-office. Seven films with war Ihemes arc currently In the writing stages at various studios. ... Vic McLaglcn says It isn't true iliat he's engased o marry a friend of his ex-wife. ie told me: "I'm footloose and fiancee free." . . . "Mister Speed.' the life story ol auto racer Ralph De Palina. Is a film possibility. Producer John Rogers and dlrect'or Kd- monrt Angclo are conferring on th" idea. MCKENNEY ON BRIDGE >«••••»•••••••••,,,,».,,,, lieu low automobiles." ~...•».,. Well. I don't know about this j »:>:»"•••*'»"»"«"•••*•*-»•••••»•••••»--•••-»•••••»• lancy-hats-for-men idea, it takes) nerve to wear a white sisal straw ' A ,<?/,,.„„„/ Jockey visor or a hrnw -, fy °'" c wu Antidote tor dull movies- A the- i ater in SarUa Fe, N. M.. has ro«- ' ing chairs instead of loges. it wonder if the ushers bring you slippers?) felt \viih square crown, side-sweep brim and recrt green binding. II still luiven'i the courage to wear that hand-painted tie with the mermaids that I got for Christ- ! mas.) Some film exhibitors are collecting both ends to the middle on a I commercial short plugging a pop. ular cisarct. They're getting paid ! by the cigaret company to run the .'ilm. Boos and hisses greeted the picture at a showing in a San Fernando Valley theater the other night. . . . Elsa Lanchester (wife of Charles Laughton) is up lor a term deal at Paramount as a,result of her comedy role in "The Bist I Clock." ' I They Lc.irn Youn£ 1 , They learn early in Hollywood. Eve Ardcn's 3-year-old, LlKa, slood 1 entranced' in front of her portrait I which had Just been completed by artist Zoe Shippen. "Well, do yon like it?" ajked Eve. "Yes." replied Liza, "but I don't think it's very, glamorous of me, do i you?" instead of putting the five of diamonds on the king, she played her queen. You can see what happened. . -• —- . . r — :— times. It's confusing and also di5- gusting to a Jiiherman who finis himself the pouewor of severkl hundred pounds of fiah h« can't e«', much leas sell. Mr. Flory double-emphuiaed ths fact that the matter was urgent and the two committee members nodded. . For that rea«on, said the wjtneM, his tevtimony on halibut was gotten up In a big hustle and th* Bureau of the Budget was even bj-paued, thereby cutting th« red tape. After listening to all of thi* interesting defense of the fine business of catching halibut, I felt a little guilty ordering perch for lunch. i No halibut on the mann. ^ Auri.e Murphy and Wanda Hendrix are calling off their engagement. . . . Divid O. Sclznick is buying Hr-zel Brooks' contract from Enterprise. . . . When Henry Fonda left Hollywood to appear In "Mr. Roberts" on Broadway, he toid frieurij he'd be gone for a year. Now, it m ?.y be longer. Fonda and Josh Logan, i hear, arc planning to make the film version of the play H.ibcrdashlng j Keneth Hopkins, the Hollywood fellow who has made quite a "name tor himself designing milady's ham stuck a black beaver with a doughnut crown ;,iijl gray srosgrain trim on my head and said: "TlMt'i tlir kind of a h.il I think men «IH be wearing In .1 few >ears." i locked in a mirror >nrl that doughnut crown made me look like somcllilnf th»t should be tlunkcil. "Maybe you'd like this better' Keneth said. It was a chocolate brown talfeta. hat with stitched brim. 1 didn't • have the n^ive to put it on. , vard?" "Or Ihis. Us a uo-top hat." "Madame," said Caesar, "I a "A no-top hat?" I onc °1 l ^ c rmmumenis." "Vis," Hopkins said. ".lusi like i a tof hat except lf s low-slung— ' for ( «uinr !„ » r< | Olll „, lhoM Read c^,^ Newi w>ut Adl Against 3 No Trump Bi' WILLIAM E. McKCNNEY America's Card Authority li The ama-.eur pair cnamplonship '• i of the Eastern Stales regional'' tournament In New York City had tlie exceptionally large turnout this year of 100 pairs. The winners were two very pleasant When declarer continued tlie diamond suit, North got in the lead with the jack and was able to come through the spades. Miss Srenco's spade suit was established while, she still had the king of clubs and her partner still had the king of hearts. Why did she not wait until the second round and unblock with the queen of diamonds? rt had, declarer could have led the farrners lnd indnsui.,,^ . report eight of diamonds and let her hold i on tne bureau . s , tudy of dehydr!1 t- the trick if she put on the queen. ing sweet potatoes for livestock Then if she led a heart East could feed. have taken the finesse and let A booklet, outlining cc*t*. mar- North win with the king. But ket outlets and detailed information when North came back with a as to different methods of opera- spade, declarer could have won it, ti on can be obtained by writing the p f»Vpn l\i'n snarfp Kn^an,, v..*.-. U. ol A. Offers Report On Potato Dehydration g* FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.. Mav I.— ™£?% ™™«y^fe farrners lnd | ndustria ij st ./. report and could have taken two spade tricks, three hearts and four diamonds—enough for game. bureau her*. The study was conducted at the dehydration plant near Jonesboro. Groucho Marx must be getting old. He turned down a stage play. ' "Dr Willy Killy," which Howard tin I Sylva owns, as "too bawdy." . . . Gene Raymond reali7.cs a long-time ambition. He'll direct a new picture. "Tiif Constellation Story.' And one of Ihc actors he'll direct Is himself. Soiiih Pass Pass Pass Psss 4Q95 *K105 Tournament—Neither IVrsJ 1 «" 2V .1 .V. T. .Vorlh Pass Pass Pass Pass vul. East 1 A 1 N.T. 2 N. T. Pas? Opening—4 6 Singing Star HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1,8 Pictured 1 Short sounds baritone. John 2 Epic 15 Edit 16 Angered 17 Domesticated 19 Gambling cubes 20 Farm animal 21 Luggage handler 23 Born 24 Kings (ab.) 25Eilhcr 4Fre« 5 French article 6 Within (comb, form) 7 He is an opera • 8 Woody plant 9 is now louring abroad Id Peculiar 11 Principal 12 Receive __________ 2fi Hebrew deity 13 Horses A feminine tourist, obviously from r a small town, stopped veteran film [ writer Arthur Caesar on Hollywood | mistic bidding. Bast Boulevard nnd askort: "Pardo'n in trump. Miss Srcnco ( South) var nn asort: "aron in», where are all the monuments supposed 10 be on Hollywood Boule" your.grtcrs. MiM Barbara Sreaco and Jerome W. Brier of New York City. I saw Miss Srer.co execute a defensive play on today's hand, that any Life Master might be proud of performing. With opti- nnd West ar- contract of three no 28 Paid (ab.) 29 Frighten 31 Throws 33 Owns '3J Chill 3fj Aver 37'Tighl •lOPurenl II Half an cm •12 Boy's nickname •13 Aluminum (ab.) 44 High peak 46 Courses 51 Sheep disease 52 Peruse M Great Lake 55 Shield bearing 18 Mount (ab.) 21 Gift 22 Repeats 25 Declaim 27 Fastened 30 Exclamation 32 Oriental coin •ISShoui mercy 36 Ability 38 Navigated 39 Seniors 45 Pallid 47 Soaks flax 3 Comparative suffix 49 Pleasant 50 AfTectionat* term 51 Smile broadly 53 Expire 55 Indian 57 Senior (ab.) 59 Near (ab ) opened the six of spades, which declarer won with the jack, then led the king of diamonds. Miss Srenco knew that if her, . . . pnrtner did not. have the Jack of! GO Guides diamonds, there was nothing she could do to stop the contract, so r>6 Enroll 58 More prudent (Scot,) 61 Missions

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