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'FOU»: BLYTHEVU.LE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONTJAY, MAY'10, 1848 BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS NEWS CO. • • JAMB u nsaocfr, MHL O, TOMAN, 'Adwrticin* ______ ReprewnUllm: . ma Co, NraiYork, Chicago, Detroit, __ ».j_ i * Afternoon Except Sunday Mend clasi matter at the port- Ark&u&u, under act ol Coa,«*U» IX ( •trvcd by the United Pre« 8OB8ORIPTTON RATES: * By 'carrier fn 'the city o! Blytnevllle or any • '•ufcurta-j toifn where carrier service Ii maintained. Me per week., or 81>c per month. f 9f '-"" wtthin » radius of 50 miles, H-00 (i*r 'M»r. ttM tot »l* months, *100 for three months; iST^m«H'ouUlde M mile wne, 110.00 per yew (pajrtbl*. ' could only get J. Stalin, V. M. Molotov and a J'ew other* to li« down on the doctor'* coiieli and just start talking freely about -what bother* them . . . AM J«u» »>ne and touched flicm, and »'*• ,-ArU*. and In no* »fr»lrt,—Malllicw 11:7. '*• 'NoUiffig so demoralizes tlie forces of the soul ? M tear. Oily as we realize Ihe presence of the- f 'Lord doe« lear give l lln « to faith.—Sarah Smiley. Barbs A Tennessee professor says people are getting harder to foot. But the usual number will continue to vote (or the wrong candidate. The Urint return from Ihr snake bile front »howi that bourbon Is i-clllng as many votes as faith, . * * * Another jolt for one of our standing aynies: New York's transit fare jumped from a nickel W a dime. . • • * Picnics are whore keys br«k off when you • »tart opening a can of sardines. * * * The'man who repairs lelephone wires tells us that kite season is here again. Why the Secrecy? Congressional hearings on the ERP received the fullest publicity and incliid- . od nil shades of opinion. But now the House .Ways and Means Committee is holding closed meetings on extension of the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act, a subject inevitably bound close to European and world recovery. This means not only that .the public and press are barred from the hearings, but that the committee can hear only such witnesses as it wants and ask them only such questions as they choose, without outside ((uestion or comment. This seems neither consistent nor in the public interest. We hope that the committee may set fit to change its mind and open up the hearings. VIEWS OF OTHERS What Chance Has a Poor Little Dove? Psychiatrists Seek Cure For'international Jitters' The UN's World' Health Organization has announced that it will summon the pick of the world's psychiatrists to London this summer nnd try to find Uie cause and cure of mankind's case of jitterg. Already, WHO officials siiy, 200 organizations in this country su'e gathering data on the subject. And the London conference will be onls' the first in a genes of mtei national meetings to study "global neivouanesb) \VHO's executive •ecvetaiy is quoted as declaring, '"the cuie'must sta,rij with the individual. He's 1 riertfous and'S' little nil aid." „ . It is frequently said that ihore arc not enough qualified psychiatrists in the country to cure,'for those in dire need of treatment. This state of affairs is prob- • ably general. .At the same time we feel safe in saying, despite our limited knowledge of the subject, that to the psychiatrist there is scarcely such a thing as a " '"normal" human being. i So how will the psychiatrists go about starting to cure the individual? And what individuals—all of us, or just tbose who are "nervous and a little afraid?" ;' How will they cull the patients from the • thin ranks of the calm and courageous? " It would hardly be feasible to try to set up enough phyciatric clinics even to care for those who need treatment and know it. Centers in New York, London, Moscow and other great cities would not be enough, for nervousness and fear are not exclusively big-city afflictions. , if there aren't enough psychiatrists to analyze the world, then what? Will the international conferences wind up writing a set of rules or a book that is required-reading? Probably not, for the world's collective psychois would require individual treatment for hundreds of millions of people. Curing anxiety and fear complexes is not a mass-production job. Doctors can diagnose something like malaria or pellagra pretty accurately. , And they are reasonably sure that if they give the malaria victims quinine, and the - pellagra victims vitamins and a more diversified diet, and give the treatment long enough and in sufficient doses, they can control most of the cases. But psychoses can't be controlled by such general treatment. So what -will \VHO do to whom? 3 Perhaps the international psychiatrists' K meeting will discover that people are j nervous and fearful because there is the ! possibility of war—atomic, biological ' war in which no one is safe. Maybe they . are ( also nervous and fearful because f then jobs pay poorly, and their living costs are high, and their food is skimpy, ( and. the prospects of improvement don't seem too good. » The cure for the last type of jitters i would seem to be up'to statesmen, econ- s enlists, businessmen and workers, not ?'psychiatrists. That leaves the war jit- i' ton, N«w, if tb« world'* top psychiatrists * , ., . An Equal Rights Victory Equal rights of American citizens stnnd much strengthened by the Supreme Court's 6-to-O decision in tlie group of restrictive covenants cases. The essence of the rulliig, which was handed down by Chief Justice Vlnson, Is that neither slate nor federal courts can be 'ised to guarantee agreements that would bar persons from residence In certain areas because of color. Applying the Fourteenth Amendment, which grew out of Lincoln's freeing of the slaves in the Civil War, the Supreme Court said: Whatever else the framers sought to achieve, it Is clear that the matter of primary concern was the establishment of equality In the enjoyment of baste civil and political rights and the preservation of those rights from discriminatory action on the part of the state based on consideration of race and color. • In all probability some people will find that l)\e decision does not go f»r enough to suit tliem. It does not say that restrictive covenants are unconstitutional. It does not say that a citizen may break' up such an Agreement by appealing to the courts. What It does say, in practical application, Is. that if a citizen Is sold property In such an area, the other holders ot property cannot, keep the newcomer out by court injunction. This Is bolli fair and reasonable. It covers bona fide cases. Sush a case was that of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Shelley, St. Louis Negroes, who purchased a house at 4600 Labadie Avenue three years ago. Other property owners on Labadie avenue sued to prohibit the Shelleys from entering the area. The basis of their suit was « restrictive covenant, agreed to ,by property owners in 1011, to bar Negroes for 50 years. Circuit Judge Kocrner's dismissal 1 of the Injunction suit was appealed to the Missouri Supreme Court. The Missouri Justices, who noted the disadvantages vtsltcd on Negroes by enforcement of such restrictions, sustained the injunction. There was, said tlie Missouri supreme court, no constitutional ls,*mc. The Missouri ruling is now reversed, as it should have been. Decided along with the St. Louis case were similar cases from Detroit and the District of Columbia. But had there been no testa In other cities, it was inevitable that sooner or later such a lest case would have arisen. St. Louis has been a veritable seat of restrictive covenants. "People vs. Property," published' by tbe Fisk University last year, shows that between 1910 and 1942, some 318 such agreements were registered, in St. Louis. A mnp In this publication shows that while there are such agreements In most parts of the city, the area thickest with them lies on both sides of Natural Bridge roughly between Grand and Ktngsliighway. As a result. Negroes have been coniincd in what has amounted to a racial ghetto in mld- j town. Jammed in this area of tenements, they have produced more than their share of disease, crime nnd delinquency. Tile ^hole community has paid Ihe price o( this policy of racial discrimination. What l.s true of St. Louis ha.s been true ot big cities generally. And so Chief Justice Vinsou's opinion, while It deals with equal rights, concerns in the larger sense a major pattern of metropolitan lite. Thus, It becomes at one a bulwark lo civil liberties—one never before declared by the Supreme Court, indirectly, but uo less importantly, it will serve lo extend social and economic justice. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Objective of Housing Bill Starts Argument About Productivity THI DOCTOR SAYS I* «* L.t.i t~ .: y li'pu:r,y in ma- nv« of the world. Sweden, Norv,;y and Iceland, parti of Russia and certain provinces In Spain and Py.v.v . I. hr.rtor a good many victims. There are a few cases in Great Britain, Canada and the United States. Leprosy is' present In the j w slands of the West Indies and oc- | "housing objective." B» Baimea W. NUh»U (UnlUdPrm SUM Cotr«p»id*ni) WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPJ — Problem: You have a house. You tak« a good sharp axe. chop same downA and build another. How manf houses do you have? "One," shouted Rep. Fred Smith of Ohio. "It's as simple u all that." Smith, who carries a black doctor* pill box when he Isn't carrying a briefcase to Congress, was geltinf himself worked Into a sud* over Senate Bill 8M. It's a measure that would establish some kind of a cars In Mexico and Brazil. In China eprosy Is extensive and in Africa Jl las Increased rapidly in recent years. !n 1M7 it was estimated that [here were between 6,000,000 ' and 1,000.000 victims ol leprosy through-, out lh« world. Fortunately, this disease cannot he easily acquired, as It Is spread slowly from person to person by rjlose contact only. The control lies in early diagnosis - and isolation as soon is possible. Isolation ihould be made »s humane as possible. TI.e cruel attitude of medieval .•should cease. I>l>te«*e !• Rare Here There are not many people in the United States who have this illseai« now. Leprosy was formerly much worse scourge th&H it is An objective Is fine, said old doe, wagging both Index fingers at th* witness appearing before the Banting and Currency Committee of tha House. The witness was white-harried, dignified John Taylor E«nn. tha public housing administrator. But what good, asked the alwayi- Iriqulsltlve man from the Buckeye State, Is an objective in hotulnt if you don't have any more house* when you get through? Mr. Egan adjusted his silver-rim- men specs, and suggested that the (jays doc. maybe, ought to pull his »cal- pel over to the haw side and have a ! close look at the patient^the oill in question. Read it through to the end.--unto page 115. It says right there on page Jfc, Airlines in the United States Waging Big Battle Over Slim Business in S&Ah American Countries By Peter Edson NI'.A WashiniUm Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NBA)—War has broken out- nmong U. S. International nlrUne companies operating ill. But it is now ready to opcr- '• Pan-Am received plenty or subsidy ate. Us first flight is scheduled for ( money In Its enrly days. Now that May 15. At this point, however, Pan-Am for otliers. and Panagrn have petitioned CAB Turn it h established, it oppose* subsidies today. Historical novels of the middle ages frequently mentioned the pathetic victims of leprosy who were outcasts from society dreaded RivJ shunned by all. Many of these sufferers wandered over the face of the earth and were prohibited on a penalty ol death or torture even to speak to other human beings. Progiess has been made in treatment. Several new chemical substances, some of them related '.3 the siUfa drugs, have been used with encouraging results. Indeed the pictures of patients with leprosy who nave been treated with such drugs clearly show that many of the terrible outward signs of the disease can be greatly Improved. New hope has therefore entered, the somber oultoolc for the victims of leprosy. Sure and complete cure will almost certainly come and when it does, tht recovered victims o! this disease should be taken back into society without fear of the dreurt effects which have been given too much prominence by the nth America. The real Issue behind the smoke of battle is the old argument over whether th'j U. S. government should hacK one "chosen Instrument" American (Ing airline, or whether the present policy or regulated competition between rival lines should be continued. Before the ^ to veopen the \vhole case ami deny Brnnltf the right to operate. Eco- Spotlight oi> Airmail Subsidies Civil Aeronautics Board under Its new chairman. Joseph J. O'Connell. nomic conditions have changed since President Truman first dc- 1 - - - cidert on a policy ot ™mp e ution, | decide^he^her jt ( will^reopen the says Pan-Am. "No Business to Spure,' Says Fan-Am In brief, Pan-Am argues that no first dc- j has held a preliminary hearing to i decide whether It will reopen the i case. Decision on this point Is ex- 1 pcctcd. soon. It Is believed CAB has I the power to turn down the Pan- Am-Panagra. petition. It CAB de- hysterical attitude ol our ancestors of the middle ages. Note: Dr. Jordan Is unabl* to answer indivfdual questions from rearterk. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. QUESTION: What could cause continued muscular pain and stiffness in the back of the neck? ANSWER: Thfe question Is dim- sald Egan, that the federal gover] ment plans to help build a lot ot housing In the next five years. About six billions bucks worth. Around 100,000 units a year. Yes, butted In Doc Smith, and how about all this slum clearance stuff In the bill? It says you clear out > slum area and then build new placet. 'I don't see any more houses In that" he cried. Mr. Egan allowed a lot of things would grow on vacant lots thin never grew before. Housei. Then he patiently explained that to hi« mind, wiping out slums is awful Important. Eliminating pl&cen where »onj« 18.000,000 Americans live In squalor, and giving 'em somepl»c« decent to liev. Doc Smith then «ald h« thought mayhap he smelted a little polltlci In the committee room air. "How do all these people Interested In slum clearance vote?" H» demanded. "Don't they vot« for th« people who will do 'em the most good?" Mr. Egan snapped snappily that lie was no Dr. aGllup and didn't go around feeling th* public pulse. Earlier, for a minute there, tht credit rating of your Uncle Sam teeterer. A better world under circumstances 'would t» "roc! Theoretically, of course. Doc Smith, again. He went back to (for him) a local situation, to drive home a n»ll In the housing situation. To Oriio. Didnt. he asked, the fed» to *t«p :n owncd by Pan-Am, half by Grace lea. to the entire .U. S. west and j Meanwhile, the. difference in alr- tne steamship interests operating southwest: I mail subsidy payments to Pan-Am to South America. i Van-Am contends the amount of . nnd Braniff has opened up other t business available is too limited for | lines of Investigation, 1947. the | First, Sen. Homer Ferguson's ne* Two years ago President Truman. on advice of Civil Aeronautics competition. As of June. Board decided Pan-Am should average traffic was 44 passengers o | subcommittee on expenditures has have more competition Braniff May lo a): or Somii America. 1! Pan- Airways was picked for' the Job, Am and Panagrn lost one passenger from numerous applicants. Braniff on each flight, their revenues would was authorized to fly from Hous- be reduced by some $0,000.000 a ton, Tex., through Mexico and Cell- year, This amount would have to tral America to the Canal Zone, be made up by government airmail down the west coast to Lima, then j subsidies. bren looking into the situation. . Whether the Ferguson Committee > Yeara Ago In Blytheville— will attack subsidies from the economy standpoint has' not been de- I back up the bargain? Did that dis- [cr'cr'lt the faith and credit of our j uncle? , \,eu, said Mr. Egan, in that par> ticular case the Ohio city haden't '•specially filled its part of the bar', gain. The Jeds, he said, had little choice but to buy back what they The Altar Society of the Church had financed in the first place. At hold a spegettl supper on the lawn that point, handsome Hale Boggs, of • .... ,— - member of the com- up In defense ol your tha of the Fred Child home tonight. Second Uie Senate subcommittee Mrs. J. F. Lent! will prepare the ou part office appropriations, under spegetti and the price to the public To get Braniff operating, it has Sen. Guy Cordon of Oregon, now Furthermore. • pressure to have this done. years to get new plan-s, ami equip- ' dulcs are increased IN HOLLYWOOD BV EttSKINB JOHNSON NEA Sta!f Correspondent KOLL.VWOOD-t.i-A) — News v;=.o soirt bc.V.-j were made. Item- "Midwest Theater Circuit is; I had to buy pictures blind and experimenting with technicolor pop- play them because I had to have corn to attract the kiddie trade, film for my theaters. Now pictures Outfit plans to tee off with red. will have to be good, or else peo- whitc and blue corn on the 4th of! I July, branching out into other tints j Inter." 1 hope H gives 'cm all techni- color stomach-aches. M-G-M's filming of "Quo Vndis" McKSENN ON BRIDGE sang "A voice in Aiie Yvnuciiicj)!, after a discussion by Leora McCleort diamond* won this trick, the other gave » review ot Hebrew music. For| 6 mall spade was led and again East the negro music, Sue Ramey gave a talk and the quartette from the negro school sang several numbers. Two more programs will appear this week. Just as soon as thr-ir divorces are ftnal. Gloria Grnhamr and director Nicholas Ray will keep a dale with a minister. The movie wag<v/.mts have pl~ will stay home with their tele- , vision sets. ... j Danny Thomas goes on his first i theater personal appearance tour; to plug M-G-M-'s "The Big City." | ... Ed "Archie" Gardner has the Duffy's Tavern. Bob Cummings and his wife arc checking steamship sailings for a trip to Europe when he completes Contract By William E. McKenner America's Card Authority Written tor NBA Service knew East held four hearts to the refused to trump. Cohan won with the ace of spades, trumped with the five of spades In dummy witl the queen of hearts, and trumped^* small diamond In his own ha: with the four of heart«. IHs next play was the ten of h^ tT— Tine Wult | thr^o^^nds^mmy,^ Club or New York City was a great | success. As Thomas F. McCarthy, picsident, pointed out, the success ten-nine which meant a heart los- ' clubs. West won with the queer and er a spade loser and two club made the mistake of cashing the losers ' ' cluo ace - Then he led the king of II he could combine two of those [ diamonds, which • Cohan trumped lasers Into one he would .be all I with the five of ne»ru. Now all he rlght I had to do was lead the eight of He'led a small spade from dum- 'heart*. East won with, the nlne- my East refused to trump, Cohan' spot but had to lead away from th« won with the queen and led the ' en-six through Cohan', Jackol eight. "Tlie Accused." Parkynkarkus stopped wooing the bobby-soxers, and Betty Rhodes, the pretty vo- One of them came out Ihls month i calist on his air show, will do per- wtlh Ihe line: "For Sophisticated I sonnls this summer. [ Movie-soers." I DIETRICH IS A FAN I Marlcne Dietrich, one of my New I York spies reports, has been haunting l.e Dicreclorie. the niqht club where Kay Thompson has been ap- pearhiR. Dietrich convulsed everyone by lolling Kay; "You're the greatest thing since bubble gum." SO THEY SAY iv.e real bottleneck lies In dlairlbullon. There is a renl need, somewhere In the world, for everything we can produce, and more. Tlie problem is to get oiU' products to those who need them.— Harvey S. Firestone Jr., president, Firestone Rubber Co. 9 * » The United States doesn't have enough oil In this country to fight two weeks ot war. The situation is frightening We've been asleep at the switch.—Rep. Dewey Short I.RI of Missouri, » * • • Today, as in 1933, loo many people are alratd. People are afraid in America. They are alraid in Russia. They are afraid in small countries like my own. And the governments, too, avc acting as if they were afraid.-r-Trygvft Lte. secretary general ot UN. There's little doubt that Paramount hopes tcr turn 5-year-olcl Mary Jayne Sannders into an- olhcr Shirley Temple. She's play- Ing Shirley's role In "Sorrowful Jones," r*-m^kc of "l.Htlc Miss Marker." Mary .I.iynr even has Shirley's ont-tlme hair-drcsscr, Doris Rmvhmri. A big theater chain owner turned movie producer tells me (hat television is the best Ihing that has ever hnppened to Hollywood, because It will mean belter movies. His name Is James Nasser. He controls 135 theaters In Centra California. With the dough he nude, he bought himself 8 studio (Gen- em! Service' and now he's making movies. The first is "An Innocent Affair." co-starring Madeleine Carroll and Fred MacMurray. He told me: "As a movie exhibitor I never get more than 12 good pictures a year from all the sliu.los r~m- BUTTER THAN BF.ST Hollywood ngcnLs never give . up. as this story currently making the rounds proves: An agent went to R studio boss nnd saUV. ' "I've Rot the greatest fellow you've ever seen. He sings better than Crosby, danres belter than Aslalre and nets better Iban Colman. "Okay." said the studio boss, 'bring him around tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock." Next morning the agent walked Representative <k AQ54 VJ81541 • 3 * 107 Rubber—Neither vul. Soulli West North Ia»t Pa« 1 4t Double Pass 2V Pass 3» Pass 4 W Pass Pass Pass Opening—4 J * ' HORIZONTAL 1.7 Pictured U.S representative >13 Mountain nymphs 14 Holding 15 Staff 15 Title VERTICAL 1 Most depressed 2Expunger 3 Dispatched 4 Boy 5 Heredity unit 6 Slave 7 Solar disk. tow. "Where's the fellow 1 3 LCnglish school SAnent 20 Superlative 9 Compass point I suffix 10 Woody fruits 51 Egrets 11 Sags 23 Male child 12 Plaited straw 21 Symbol for 17 Area measure 30 He represents 49 Advertise(ab.) 32 Incite 35 Studs 36 Oriental ChrtSfian in. but he had a lovely blonde in of tlljs p arlv depends on (he ! amount of money raised for the who sings 1 fight against cancer. This year's; better than Crosby, dances better than Astnire and acts better than Colman"? screamed the boss. "Well," «ild the agent, brightly, party produced nearly $3000 for the children's cancer unit at Memorial Hospital, New York. ; elenium 18 Missouri (ab.) '38 PulTs up 2." Icdical suffix 21 Hurries 39 Most painful 2:. higher 22 Victory 45 Bridge !2f. Mixed type 25 Likeness 41 Gaelic 2D Decorates 27 Spurs 48 Two (prefix) i 3 1 Top ',33 Latitude (ab.) 34 Tooth 3." Protrude 37 Dims ment (ab.) ! SO Bird's horn* 61 Destiny 53 Watering place S3 Barrier 57 Diminutive suffix 59 Tantalum (symbol) "SHE'S better!" Tliis should stvc you -mis cnouici KIM- >uu >* . • Unuer of New Idea about "Neptune's Daughter.' , U] ^ <>' N« Finalists were Mr. and Mrs. Vic- ' tor Harris of the Regency Club of New York city, and Joseph Cohan rough 1 "' Booster, O., playing with George 4' 4' 4: .top alf an Pin \imshiu the next bis musical coming out of M-G-M. Red Skcltou plays Swedish masseur icomplci accent 1 and Esther Willla a girl who owns a bathing suit f.ic- cn West opened the Jack of. spades and the dummy went down, 1 I " ilia ..!'.' Cohan studied the play, then call- ; , ,,uV« rd for tne kl "8 ot spades from ' ms p.a>s, j..,..,.... lory in South America. You can take it from there. dummy. Actually, howcter, he had Intend- 1 ed lo win thlj trick in his own . hand, and he led the rteuce of . hearts from hh hand. East called I attention to the fact that the lead First annual fair In America was'was In dummy and Cohau had -ld in ITS' nt Duxi-ry. MT.S.. jmt to play » heart from dummy. So - lh ' """ 43 ..chold! ' 4', Sister (cotl.) 4(! Closed cars M WisUnt 5 'nervatcs S ;e borne 55 ^ruit 56 Russian storehousei 58 Avers 60 Body of Congress 61 Most dom«*tkif*d (i

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