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PAGE BLYTHEVTUE (ARK.T COURIER rt, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. • Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: .By carrier In the city of Blytheville or anj luburban town where carrier service is maintained 25c r*r week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per vesr »2 50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations The younf lions do lack, and suffer hunter: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any food thin*. — Psalms 34:10. * * * No father ever served with Jesus Christ but that reaped a rich reward in the lives of his children. — Webb. •- Barbs A Juvenile judge says kids keep out of more trouble than they get Into. It doesn't seem possible! * * * A Maryland man was pinched for blowing his auto horn on the street for 15 minutes. Go- tni on » toot never doci pay. * * * An eastern night club was sued by a woman because she was injured in a powder-room rush. That's enough to make any woman blow up I * * * There'« one nice advantage t« the drive-In theater, tittle kidi have another place to fall Uleep. * * * A machint that's well oiled makes the least noise. With humans it's slightly different. Discrediting of Doctors' Plot Shows Kremlin Power War When the new Russian 'regime denounced as a fabrication the alleged plot of 15 Soviet doctors against high Kremlin officials, the mold was really broken. Until that happened, all tht moves Moscow had made either to appease the domestic Soviet population or to convince the world of its peaceful desires had a strongly familiar ring. But this one is different. In "exposing" the doctors' plot as false, the Kremlin flatly admitted that their confessions had been extorted by illegal means. And in consequence the Soviet leaders acknowledged that a whole strategy of foreign policy had been based on quicksand. For the Russians had charged that these doctors worked with U. S. intelligence, operating through "Zionist" organizations, to undermine the Soviet government. The charge affected Jews not only in Russia and the satellites but outside the orbit, and modified relations with Israel and the Arab nations. The Kremlin could have dropped the whole affair quietly. The intriguing thing is the fact that the new regime chose to treat it openly and aggressively, condemning the former deputy chief of the Ministry of Slate Security and chargin.it also that his boss was politically blind and gullible. Why did the leaders do this? They knew it would cast suspicion on all the many "trials and confessions" they have employed regularly in thfe past to get rid of enemies or make a forceful policy point. The experts on Russia suggest it may have been done because it could not be prevented. That, in other words, it reflects the internal Kremlin struggle for power, a struggle that may be growing bitter and could well be growing more even. Premier Malenkov is officially top man. But he gave up his top party post, thus yielding some of his influence. And he has been oddly silent in the last week or two. Meantime, L. P. Beria, head of t h e state police, has shown signs of bettering his lot. When Stalin's successors cut the size of the Presidium, ruling body that last fall replaced the old Politburo, an old secret police, friend of Beria's was kept on, though other new members werfe not. The doctor's plot was widely viewed originally as discrediting Beria. The Soviet press criticized "laxity" in the state security department he led. But now, seemingly, he has had his revenge. The plot Itself is discredited, the blame put on others. Just how far Beria lias climbed, just how much all this means, even the wisest expert!) can merely guess. We can be sure only that Malenkov is not Stalin, that in fact he has heavy competition which one day may reach the cut-throat stage. If this were not so, Moscow would not today be acknowledging major error. Russia's rulers do not commonly admit such glaring mistakes. It is not good form for dictators. We must conclude, therefore, that these dictators are not in good form. Trapped by Lies From Budapest comes the firmest evidence yet that the Communists are really trying to cut the mustard with their current talk of peace. They have called off their "World Peace Congress," scheduled to meet in Hungary April 10 to 15. Obviously, if you mean to impress the non-communist world with the sincerity of your peace overtures, you can't have a peace conference going. That would surely confuse everybody. Men who live by lies are eventually trapped by lies. The Communists cannot make the convincing peace gesture they wish to make, in an atmosphere of phony charges of western "war-mongering." So, since their "peace conferences" never deal with real peace but always with such false accusations, they see no choice but to sidetrack this latest one. And in sidetracking it, they are acknowledging to all the world that the meetings are indeed completely phony. The Voice of Moscow is always loud and strident. But in moments like this, the masters of the Kremlin must regret that it produces an echo so tinny and hollow. Views of Others It All Depends It Is pretty well demonstrated that most of the confusion over the ammunition situation In Korea has growh out of conflicting conceptions of the army's real purpose there. There seems to be no shortage of ammunition to support holding operations of the kind that have prevailed over the statio front for more than a year. On the other hand, more ammunition undoubtedly would be needed for a sustained offensive. But another conclusion seems warranted rrom the hullabaloo set off by General Van Fleet. Whether shortages exist wpuld seem to depend also on the personal situations of the officers who are doing the talking. When Van Fleet was InLVcommand In Korea he snld there were no shortages. Out of command and with retirement approaching he felt free to speak of shortages. Lt. den. Maxwell D. Taylor, the Eighth army's present commander, Is not speaking of shortages. Like Van Fleet, when that general was In Korea, the present commander feels there Is enough ammunition on hand to take care of any foreseeable need. Apparently this country's military leaders in the far east have learned a lesson from the MacArthur episode. —The Dally Oklahoman. Good In Pats Or Dips A certain sixth-grader Is left cold by rumors that some of the Government's surplus butter may show up In the form of pats on his plate in the school cafeteria. This youngster has been brought up on oleomargarine. The reason for that Is that his dad has been unable to buy any butter after his outlay of funds for purchasing 2,000,000 pounds a day of the golden stuff for storage In the big rcdnral Icebox. If we really have to have too much butterfat, says the sixth-grader, why can't Uncle give it back In the form of Ice cream? —Kansas City Star. SO THEY SAY Seek the authority of your government to work side by side with us. — U. S. petitions Russia's UN delegation. * * * I didn't know he had done anything great. He mentioned something about guarding a colonel, but nothing about killing Chinese , (Communist soldiers). — Pvt. Courtney L. Stanley's company commander, on hearing that the Mansfield, La., infantryman had saved his battalion commander's life. * * * I'll keep a paddle In my office and direct the parents to apply It to the fleshy part of the offender's anatomy. — J. Randall Plunkett, candidate for justice of the Peace In Springfield, 111. * * * If I'd known this was going to keep up, I would have stayed In the White House. I am amazed that so many people still want to come out and see me. — Hawaii-bound former President Truman. , The Some Problem Has Clouded Many Another Pefef Cdson's Washington Column — Big Question Is: In Whose Hands Would Loan to Brazil End Up? Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Edson loans Is always WASHINGTON — (NEA)— The big deal whereby U. S. Export- Import Bank lends Brazil $30 mil lion Is apparently going to be completed in the immediate future, but there's still some mystery about who will get this t money, eventually, and what for. The vagueness of detailed accounting on these multimillion -dollar international a source of wonder to any little guy who ever Went to a local bank and tried to borrow a thousand bucks to modernize the plumbing. In the case of the little guy, the banker will examine everything from his charge accounts to his mother-in-law's false teeth. And not one dime more than what's necessary to pay for the modernization will he advanced. But in governmental high finance, they don't seem to do things that way. Brazilian Ambassador Walther Morclra Salles has now returned to Washington with his government's apparent approval for the terms of the Ex-Im Bank loan to Banco do Brazil. There may be some minor changes made in the bulky document that Is the loan contract. But the expectation is that the deal will soon be buttoned up. This will end some • six months of talking about it. At no time, it Is understood, did the Brazilians come in and tear their hair demanding a loan. But In September they let It be known that they could use the money, to pay off American firms from whom they had bought more goods than they could pay for, in dollars. And since the Argentines got a loan like this, why not Brazil? Last December a delegation from Banco do Brazil, which is 52 per cent government owned, came to Washington to discuss Its country's strained finances. At that time it looked as though a mere S100 million would tide the Brazilians over. In the first two weeks of January two U. S. Ex-Im Bank officials went to Rio to check up. There they discovered that what the Brazilians needed to set their financial house in order was more in the nature of $400 million. At the start of the Korean war, Brazilians had ordered a lot more U. S. products than were actually needed, fearing shortages. On top of that, the Argentina wheat crop crop had failed and Brazil had to buy S120 million worth of American wheat. Brazil's normal shipments of coffee and other exports to the D. S. give her an annual dollar-earning capacity of around $800 million a year. But Brazil has an expanding economy, an appetite for over a billion dollars' worth of American Roods n year. Last year, however, Brazilians may have ordered as much as a blllion-and-a-quarter dollars' worth of American goods. Not having earned that many dollars, Brazil couldn't pay for these Imports. A loan therefore became necessary. Somehow, It is figured that the Brazilians will be able to earn enough more dollars to get their accounts current by July 1. They will then be able to order more goods, and under new, free-exchange regulations, it Is hoped that everything will be dandy. When it comes to finding out which American firms will wind up with the American dollars which the Ex-Im bank is lending the Brazilians, there is only the sketchiest information. Roughly, it Is supposed to cover $350 million worth of first-preference, or high-priority items like farm machinery, fertilizers, drugs and chemicals. Next, about $50 million worth of-second-preference Items like heavy machinery for 1 o n g-range industrial expansion Then, $30 million worth of petroleum products. And finally, $20 million worth of financial arrearages on agreed-on dollar-profit payments to U. S. investors. There was a grand row in the U. S, Treasury and State Departments over whether it was any business of the U. S. government to save this situation. Leaders of the Eisenhower administration were at first of the opinion that here was a good place to eave money, But having accused the Trumaii administration of neglecting Latin- America for so many years, Secretary of State-Dulles oovld not with good grace have now turned his back on America's best friend in Latin-America. Curiously enough, it was the holdovers from the Truman administration who finally persuaded the new team that this was a good loan, and they'd better make it. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Servic* This column is written as a warning. It Is aimed specifically to call attention to the dangers of a widely used chemical known as carbon tetracholoride. This chemical, either alone or mixed with others, is sold under a variety of trade names, principally fn cleaning purposes. It is commonly used in the home or office for dry-cleaning. It ,is noninflammable, and used also in fire extinguishers and for many purposes in industry. It is absorbed into the body, either through the skin, or mixed with the air In the form of fumes. When large quantities arc absorbed in a short period of time, it pro- el u c c s acute . poisoning—usually with dizziness, vomiting, headache and other symptoms—and may cause death within a day or two. When smaller quantities are absorbed over a long period of time the symptoms may be subocutc, or chronic. The chemical attacks the liver and kidneys, and In acute poisoning, the heart and lungs. It is believed that carbon tctra- chloride poisoning quite often goes unrecognized since the symptoms are easy to confuse with those of other conditions. In a recent report involving 15 cases of such poisoning, all the victims were either suffering from chronic alcoholism or had been drinking before or during exposure to this chemical. The treatment, even of chronic cases, is not completely curative or satisfactory, and therefore prevention is of the utmost Importance. Anyone who uses a cleaning solution containing carbon te- trachlorlde should employ the greatest care not lo become exposed lo the [nines, and should be equally careful to avoid extensive concentrated exposure of th,e skin to the fluid. Danger to Heavyweights It is also felt that as n matter of precaution some people should never be exposed to carbon tetrachloride — specifically those who are alcoholic, overweight, undernourished, or those with lung disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, peptic ulcer, kidney or renal disease, and all those who are known to be particularly sensitive to this chemical or related ones. Here is an example of a recognized human disease In which it can be truly said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. e JACOBY ON BRIDGE Champ Will Insure Every Contract By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service "A champion as a rule overlooks no oportunity to insure his contract." remarked John C. Stableln, of Seattle. In a recent Issue of the Bridge World Magazine. Stableln, one of the test bridge analyst* In the country, then proved his point with the hand fihown today. "West carefully considered the bidding before making his opening lead." Stableln pointed out. "West decided there was no virtue In a spade lead, so he led the eight of clubs, if declarer had two .clubs, West could give his partner » ruff when he Rot In with the ace of I hi'nrls." I Tills miaiinatlvi defens* would have succeeded against a careless declarer. The average declarer would take the king of clubs, and promptly force out the ace ol trumps. West would then lead another club, and East would ruff to defeat the slam contract. The actual declarer could see this danger very clearly. At toe second trick he took the ace of diamonds, NORTH 11 *K 108 WJ862 » 8 4, A K J54 WEST EAST * J7652 4Q943 V A V543 «63 #109742 4. Q 1098 2 #7 SOUTH (D) VK.Q1097 « AKQJ5 4.63 Both sides vul. South West North East 1 V Pass 2 4> Pass 3 # Pass 4 * Pass 4 * Pass «» Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4> I cashed the ace of spades to get it out of the way, ruffed a diamond with dummy's jack of hearts, and discarded his last club on dummy's king of spades. South could now afford to lead trumps. West could take the ace of hearts, but could do nothing to defeat the contract. South had spotted the danger and had acted promptly to remove the threat SHOPPER: "1 notice you have your window full of musical Instruments and pistols. Isn't that an odd combination?" Pawnbroker: "No, It's good business. Somebody buys a musical Instrument, and a day or two later some of hla neighbors come In for pistols." — Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Ouys and Dolls: Let box-office pollsters rate him among the first 10 and let critics talk about the emergence of a big-time emoter (n "Above and Beyond"—Robert Taylor doesn't plan to stretch his hatband. "A couple of bad pictures—and you can be at the bottom," Bob philosophized. "I'm the kid who knows. For about three years I was up at the top with films like 'Waterloo Bridge,' 'Johnny Eager' and 'Camllle.' "What the heck, It's all the ir.?V ter of the stories you get. My career sagged after the war. It was impossible for me to get a good picture." All that chatter about Bob "coming of age" as an actor and his "new maturity" has him wondering how long his leg can stand pulling. "As far as I'm concerned," he laughed on the set of "All .the Brothers Were Valiant," "I'm doing what I've always done. I learn my lines and do my scenes. I've never had the artistic approach to acting. As for maturity, well—I guess the next step is wig, muff and cane in character parts. The blow's being softened for me." "How to Be Another Marilyn Monroe" Is a "how" book that doesn't interest newcomer Marcla Henderson, the beauty in U-I's "Back to God's Country." Let other shapes struggle into tight-fitting gowns, but not Marcia. She wants to play it "on the actress level. I believe in deporting myself as an actress. I don't have time to be spectacular and flamboyant." U-I signed Marcla on the dotted line after two stage hits—as Wendy to Jean Arthur's "Peter Pan" on Broadway and in the road company of "The Moon Is Blue." ACTING LIFE ENDS AT 40 IDA LUPINO, who has been reported ready to give up acting for all time to concentrate on being a producer-director, says the retirement rumors are premature. She has a date picked out In 1958 for her retirement as a star 'and explains: "I'm 35 now and I've always said that I wanted to be out of it by the time I'm 40. Acting Isnt 1 the obsession with me that it is with some actresses. I don't like she's past the age of 40. "Working with younger men so you'll look younger. Playing leads when the boat has sailed. Ruining your home life because nothing matters as much as looking good on the screen." Ida, busting with prtde over advance critical raves about her latest directorial effort, "The Hltch- Hlker," has a bead drawn on the happy day when a big major studio will hire her to direct a picture. Betty arable doesn't chirp a note or do a single time step In her. first. Cinemascope picture, "How to Marry a Millionaire," but she's hoping that Fox will let her do the first big musical in new wide-screen medium. "Musicals should be tremendous and Cinema Scope 'will enable people to see production numbers In which everything will be going on at one time," Betty enthused. "It won't be necessary for the camera to cut from the chorus to the principals." Betty celebrates 10 years of wedded bliss with Harry James on June 10 and she's grinning: "Thousands of people said it wouldn't last." STICKS WITH SWORDPLAY OTHER derring-do boys may forsake their tights and cutlasses for a chance at the kind of emoting that brings them Oscars, but not Stewart Granger. He's content to Jab away at villains with his sword, swing on draperies and leap over wall* u a swashbuckler. "An actor shouldn't be too versatile," Granger told me. "If th« public likes you In one thing, you'd better stick_.to it. You go to set plynn because you know he will fight a duel and throw 40 men overboard. You go to see Spencer Tracy because he will play It for pathos and humor. "You can't bounce around too much once you've hit something the public likes." There's a matter of dollars and cents behind Richard Burton'i decision to skip the Hollywood contract that would have paid him $1.000,000 over the next 10 years. It's a million the way Fox figures it, but Richard's bookkeeping shows that "as a British subject, I can only keep 515,000 a year, no matter what I earn. In 10 years, the million would only mean $150,003. to me. Right now every cent I'm making on 'The Robe' is being poured into the British treasury. I'm doing this picture for nothing. It's like being an amateur again." QUNS AND BUTTER — maybe the ammunition * business should have been handled by the Agriculture .Department. It always turns up with a surplus. — Memphis press-Scimitar MRS. EISENHOWER told her a' press conference she has made a few changes in some of the White House rooms. Probably moved the vases away from the windows overlooking the lawn when Ike's out there.' — Fort Myers (Fla.) News- Press. CRIME may or may not bt on the increase in this country but one thing we know from personal observation is that the incidence of cheating at solitaire Is just as high as it ever was. — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. • . • AN EDITION or two ago. The Piedmont's news editors headlined a story of ex-King Farouk of Egypt with this: "Is He Or Ain't He Divorced Yet?" And there came a faint echo above the rumble of the presses: "Who cares?" — Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. 75 Years Ago In B/yt/ievf//c— An example of a modern home erected in the medium priced housing bracket will be that of Miss Monta Hughes, teacher in the city schools. The five room early American housa is being built at 1117 Hearn St.. where work started today. At this week's Lions Club meeting, Bobby McHaney, who recently won first place in boys' voice in the junior high district meet, sang two numbers, accompanied by R. N. Hifl. Mrs. Riley B. Jones is spending tolay in Manila with her parent*. Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Card. Joe Parks was successful In avoiding a couple of steady jobs offered him last week, but he got his wife two or three new customers for her pies and cakes. On, Wisconsin! Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 The is official stale flower of Wisconsin 7 Wisconsin is nicknamed the " State 1 13 Underwrite 14 Citrus fruil 15 Horn 16 Injury 4 Subside 5 Before 6 More succinct 7 Presages 8 Constellation 9 Barriers in rivers 10 Insect 11 Hen products 12 Scottish sheepfold 19 Consume 21 Dippers 17 Licentiate ot yi Respect Sacred Scriplure (ab.) 18 Observe 20 Streets (ab.) 21 Rent 23 Parvenu 27 Parches 32 This state Is for its dairy products S3 Pertaining to tides 84 Goddess of peace 35 Expunge 36 Singing voice 37 Piloted 39 Rage 41 Gold colors (her.) 44 Reverential fear 45 Worm 48 Heroical 50 Handled 53 Ambassador 54 Tautened 55 Traps 56 Perspires VERTICAL J By way of 2 Hoslelries _{ Hops' kill)* 23 Distinct part 24 Minute skin opening 25 Swedish weight 26 Tendon ._.....„ (comb, form) 43 Clcatrix 28 "Emerald Isle"45 Domestic 29 Jewish month slave 30 Demolish 46 Fencing 31 Winter vehicle exclamation 37 Plant 47 Let It stand 38 Plays the part 48 Measures of of host cloth 40 Stories 49 Goddess of * 41 Unclosed infatuation 42 Bailie gulf 51 Novel 52 Editors (ab.) 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