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I1U BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUX OOURIXB NBWB CO. J B. W. BA1NBS, PubUttMT . J4MM L. V*RHO»F, editor MH, o. HUMAN, Witmer Co. Mm York, Chicago, Detroit, PdMWwd Krary Alteroooo Except BtoUtwi M Meorid d*a> n*U*r »l tht afftM U aiythnUW, AJ-UXUM, under »ct at Con- •r*M, Oetoter ». 1MT. by Uu (Jolted •UBOCRIPTION RATM: Bf c*rri*r ID the city of BlycimUl* or mar niburteu torn irhert ctrriw (errfe* l> mtln- Uintd, Mo per week, or «5e p«r mooUi. By mil!, within a radluc o( SO mtlM, M 00 per f«*r. »J-00 for «ix month*, 11.00 for thre* month*; br mull outtlde M ml)« »n«, »10-00 ptr r«w In advice*. Meditation Tfcmfore Miou <*•!( Ion lh« \att ihj God, and kMp hk charge, and hli statute*, and hi* jndC«m«»t*, and htc CtfMimindnMtlU always. — 11:1. I-st tlu ground of all thy religloui actions b« obedience; examine not why It la commanded, but obterv* itbccau.s« It is comnmftled. True obedience neither procrastinates nor question*.— Francli Barbs Hurry up and g«l your gtorv in tofor* aH of ie big lish havt gotten away. Mi-ie* won't hurt anybody, aayt a e<»l* taffc profeMOr. He's never heard thetn cry at night. • • » A food eiperl declares that American* should •at 1*«. We'll bet every Jltll« 3-year-old agree* heartily. » • • A Kentucky woman of Tt ha« never seen an »uto. Mc»t people who don't see them g«t hit. * * * Wfctri Uwre'l fir< hi the political p»t tlierc'i Limited Draft Measure To Get Support in House , As things look now, w« are to have *electiv« service without universal military training. At least a leading Houa« Republican nay* that his branch of Congress has made up its mind, and that the majority would prefer no. draft at all to the Senate-proposed combination of draft and UMT. Thi« d«cision i«eni» to b« the result of politics, urjrencf, honest conviction and honest doubt. Th« opposition to \ UMT has been mainly political. It has put some of th« most conservative congressmen in ths company of Henry Wallace and -the Communists—and, under ordinary circumstances, most of those congressmen would rather be found dead than in »uch company. But th« opposition to UMT has found quiU a number of clergymen and educators in ita ranks, along with a good many mothers. So the men who really hold the reins in the House have bottled up the UMT bill, even if it meant playing the party-line (fame to do so. Why, then, does a limited draft bill find so much.support? It i\s more drastic in that it requires two years' contimi- ou« service. It will take wage earners and some married men and college students. It will start inductions at 19, which doesn't sidestep all the objections to UMT's accent on youth. There seem to be two pnncipri] reasons. And in all fairness the non-political one should be put first. Since the passage of the ERP iegislatioji. the tempo of congressional activity has stepped tip. Threatening events in Europe seemed to convince all but the most reluctant members that it was lime to strengthen ourselves, as well as our neighbors across the Atlantic. The Marshall Plan was a bold step which enabled the United States for the first time, to take the initiative R gai,wl advancing communism. I5 u l bold diplomacy needs some stn-ngth behind it—at least Ihe minimum strength that military leaders say we require in a peaceful world. So, many congressmen who riot long ago were quibbling over the cost of European aid now soem eager 1 0 vole even more than the Administration is «skmg for military appropriations. And m.lhis mood, it is understandable that they see the need of providing the manpower to fit the appropriations. On the political side, the draft touches far fewer families than universal training, O r some modification of it would do. There are so many exemptions and deferments as to make one wonder whether there may be enough men eligible to provide e'ven the 600-odd thousand additions that the House bill specifies. Yet those exemptions and deferment* are probably just and necessary a* rejrmi* military twice—not military training—in time of peace. That leave* unanswered the <|ije»tion of training a large body of reserves. Some of our wisest citizens insist that, in this unsettled world, our youth should be given military fundamentals for their own protection ax well as for th« coun- try'i, UMT opponent* apparently «r« willing to gamble, in votes, that such training is not needed, and that, in the space of two years, war will either be upon us or the threat of war will be dispelled. That is a debatable view of the future. But at least we need a draft to gel our armed forces up to par. ami the good prospect that w« shall get it is encouraging. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEW* Tenderizer In Champaign, 111., some forgotten asparagus plants grew through . two inches of asphalt arid are causing cracks in a new driveway. A f«w tip's from those plants ought to go well with some bride'* biscuits that we've tackled. VIEWS OF OTHERS Preparedness: A Calculated Risk Superficially, (he current difference between th« Administration and Congress over the extent and character of military expansion present a orizy quilt of contradlctioni. Americans are beholding a congress, which has gone In enthusiastically for lux and budget cuts, ^threatening to force almost a billion dollar* mor* In preparedness funds upon the National Military Establishment than lhat agency Insists It should hav«. They hear both Secretary Forrestnl and Army chief of Staff Omar Bradley declare they • re "a little bit more afraid of what might happen" today tluti three months ago, and yet recommend a less ambitious arms program than so far lecnui favored by a congress which until recently wa« reluctant to face up to the military situation at all. Yesterday thin newspaper pointed out that the very brightening of the picture in Europe heightened the possibility—not th« probability, please note—of a desperate, now-nr-never move by Russia, that General Bradley was being realistic, not alarmist. • What then. Is the key to these apparent contradiction!? It lies, we believe, In the answtra to leveral very pertinent questions: I» the United States preparing to wa ge peace today or lo wage war lour or five years hence? If it In to wage neace, (hen what is needed "!• . an Immediate strengthening of the whole military ie«m lo exert coimterprcssure on Russian ambitions now, and to assure western Europe—now. That I* what Mr. Forrestal and the Administration are urging »re urging, congress Is leaning toward blueprint* for a cloud of huge bombers capabl, of striking anywhere—five years from now, If tho new military strength is meant to' wage peace, 'Is It necewary that it fan the fires of Inflation, or else bring on a war-type network of controls? Mr. Porrestal says no, and asserts that, his Chiefs of Staff agree with him lhat there must be a compromise, so long as war is improbable, between what Is militarily adequate and economic- •lly bearable. Congress doesn't appear to hav« thought this out. If American preparedness is lo bt taken seriously and thus be more than an empty gesture, must It not manifest a genuine firming of the national will? In this sudden congressional afiec- tion for the 70-group Air Force there is a suspicious luck of concern about any arms expansion today or later, l^t congress put itself on record first «s commuted lo . Selective Service flexible enough lo man whatever arms program might be agreed upon. Then »» would find ourselves more credulous ai to the sincerity of this interest In Jet. playes and snper-supercombcrs. Put briefly. ,n« united Slates must choose a preparedness program which represents a calculated risk between the ceiUIn need for stabilizing the present mid the possible need to arm against » war of the fulurc; between, on the otie hand, adequacy on solely military grounds and, on |l le oilier, either wild inflation or a regimented economy. On the case so far presented. It seems lo u» that Mr. Forrental. backed by Ihe President, comes much nearer to striking thj, delicate balance than do lh« »ir enthusiasts In Congress. -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Ah, but Can He Make Him Drink? WEDNESDAY. MAT It, 1948 By Peter F.dson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NEA)—If recent developments In Congress give any clue.s. politicians are counting heavily on an entirely different *ind of administration In Wnshing- :on for the'next four years. This lew trend in government is really :he old. old trend. It comes from the ultra-conservative -Republican majority. But it gets plenty of sup- the 1 port from Democrats. In general, reason, complete and lengthy in bed Is extremely important. f n spite of the serious nature of this condition, many recover from an attack of coronary thrombosis with practically no ill effects and can and do lead relatively normal fives for a great many years Most of these people who make fiood,recoveries have been good patients? They have taken the lengthy rest period and have adjusted themselves to a slower, more restful form of life and activity than they were probably used to before. The cause or causes of coronary thrombosis are not all understood. Now that so many more people are living lo ages at which the condi- ™,ri u-""il 1" "" "•"••""'"- «.«=- tton *•' common, it is particularly ;o-;,f oV'dec=< jrs «r K fn r^<" s -"; ISM & e ra ss^rr elcc/lon. °T, f ,e ISy' soeT *'"£ fheT^Et ^ers* if [he™ ""^ that since farmers are happy and is anv congressional Interest in prosperous now, there's no use stir- | these things It C Is being pu" away uiilil next year. Lower Chamber Stalls Housing, Education Bills The Senate hn s passed Senator Tarts long-range housing bill and a bill providing federal aids to ed- Congressmen, Expecting New Faces in Capital Sfo// Many Decisions Till After General Election Proposed Bill for Conservation Raises Furor During Hearing THE DOCTOR SAYS »jr Human W. Nlchota United fretf su( , Correspondent WASHINGTON, May 1J. (UP)— Cliff Mope, the chairman, thanked tin wftnew for appearing befqca hl» House.Agriculture Committed. AnU also," said Cliff, "I want to thank the other witnesses—mem- the heart.' t/V^Se' "£?"££ taUn^ 11 commltte *-">- ^eir sudden and unexpected death,. , T h« committee fc supposed to Many peopl* »eem to be confus- listen, mostly, it was considering ed about thi« di«a«. Without go-| H. R. «XH which would set up a nig mio wcnnlcal details^ it can be j sepEra\te agency In the A^riculturp described as a clot which closes up I Department to handle all soil and one of the branches of the arteries | water conservation work—"and for which supply blood to the muscles other purposes." Coronary thrombosis, a disease or of the heart. Like ev«ry otner muscle, the heart mu«cl« must receive blood in order to function. Consequently when this supply of blood is cut off by a clot or closure of the artery a certain part of the muscle i* deprived of life-giving blood, anti, therefore, the heart muscle cannot Keep contracting u it must K> maintain life. lot-ation Important The severity of an attack de- The Agricultural group, It ought to be stated, is an unusual one. It'll choose up sides and haul off and argue at the drop of a wagon tongue. Remember the hearings on th« bill to junk the olco tax? Brother! How the pelt flew during those torrid sessions! Tills was no exception. H.R. 6054 was authored by the above-mentioned Hope, of Kansas. Two other committee members (Bill —~ ..t-TBiivy ui an aiiacK de- ^^vwni^i tuuimuiee memoers iiii'l pendt on where the clot is located t HUI of Col °rado and Hal Cooley of and whether a large or small part North Carolina) have a somewhat " ' similar of the heart muscle is deprived of blood It takes a long ume ror good recovery of the heart muscle It the injury was not too great and enough time is allowed, a t forms at the injured a bill; one which is more or less on the straight conservation side. Without so much of this "an* for other purposes" stuff. 'Mfcf' That's, where the rub came tOS. type oYTear witn Hiu and Coo!e >' doin e m0 -^ °* area For this i the massa Sin6. So much of it. that ,-_'.,, . most of the scheduled witnesses svit- ring them up. Instead of coming to grips with Hie Reciprocal Trade Agreements - r ,.... ...... A" renewal. (lie majority In Con- ultra-conservallve . tfrcss apparently wants lo procrasti- j nate. The act expires June 12 ucation. But the still more conser- There's a move on to extend ap- ucr " '^PUDiican President. j l " '"=-V- J l ' ar . wnen Kepublicans pointments of the five-man Atomic Tennessee Valley Authority—per- m P y ca " tal!or lo tllelr own Energy Commission un^er David I hft Ps the greatest single accom- wt , ,, Llllcnthal for one or at the most' P'lshment of the Roosevelt years— 1 ! , ?,' .. "*. things add up to two years. The law calls for Instl- ls ""dcr attack in both houses of ™*M " , • ~ n at the P rev ai>lng tutlng a five-year stagger system Congress, in the lower House, ap- ,„ ,,,» r? J." Co " gress1 . 1s ' wa y ov " In the appointments. By approving propriatlons to build a new steam- „ , „„*",* Domestic issues. But short-term appointments, the Re- i electric generating plant near Mem- ,' ,, ° P * „ u?" >, tnis publicans hope to replace Lllien- Phis are opposed by the private po- *£- preval!lng sentiment of the thai and maybe some others with wer lob by and 'may be denied. In =„:., „ „ the Senate. Nevada's George Ma- , P™ 0 . 1 . 1 ™ 11 !' a11 "cent public opm- lone has token up the fight long led L°" P olls . have show " that the com- by Tennessee's McKellar to restrict ? ned VOlc ° r wl , at m| S ht be called TV A operations. Fear of a pr i- „' aen ™™ """M candidates-Tru- dential veto Is probably all that Wassen and Wallace — is delays these crippling amendments. Though President Truman has repeatedly men of their own choosing. House Wants to Tut Off *'»rm Program Action Instead of trying to write a new long-range farm program, as the Republicans promised In 1946 and '47, Ihe House Agriculture Committee under Cliff Hope of Kansas has Note: answer Dr. Jordan Is unable to individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column QUESTION: what causes excessive sweating at night? I» this condition dangerous? ous disease, such as tuberculosis. But it may be merely a nervous condition. If it occurs only occasionally, it is probably not dangerous. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville— greater than the combined vote for IN-HOLLYWOOD BT EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Corresponsent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) ^.^ his big success in front, of Ihe cam- j eras, Burl Lancaster is convinced • Lhat his ultimate goal in Hollywood is producing. He told me: "I want to gel out of acting as soon as 1 ran. Since I've been in Hollywood. I've discovered lhat few producers are capable of milking good pictures. I know l can make better ones, and t/ for m" .he business— Buvl already hns formed his own company, and he and his agent are handling the production reins of Kiss the Blood oil My Hands" i:i i •— ••••• which he's co-starred with Joan J ? nss A "5? n11 ll Fontaine. It's the beginning of his "'" ° ha "- h °" iong-range plan ultimately lo forget acting. "I tton't mhirt a good parl," SO THEY SAY >< is hard to visualize a war without. Russia on Ihe other side, she U the only nalton i,, ,ht world , capable of waging » war.-Gen. Omar N. Bradley, Army chief of staff. » » • I'm In favor of higher waRcs . . . There Is no doubt lhat wages should he Increased In some industries, but the Increases should be based on increased producllon.-Scn. Robert A. Tail ( R1 of Ohio. • • « The.w razorback-hog states (Kentucky. Mississippi and Loulsana) »re opernlmg on the principle of robbing Northern Peter lo pay Southern Paul. —Lt.-Gov. Arthur Coolidge of Massuchuseu* »c- cuslng the south of "kldn.plng" northern mills. » » » Th« Sovlet-Ftnnish treaty Is' > tre»ty between •nnuli! for it l« concluded on a basis of complet, »<IU«IH>- on both «ide«.—Premier Jo«t St«llru '•"•• • „ Despite , stars like Jane Russell gel into pictures." Maureen O'Hara's sister. Margn Fill-Simmons. is having her teeth straightened before -trying for a film raretr. She's married to a Ma Guam. riue captain now in McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKenney America's Card Authority . Written for NEA Service The Expert Players Deviate From Norm May 12, 1933. Taken from the files of the Courier of May 12. 1923: "Meyer Brothers of this city have started erection of a full-fledged gin m Hor- nersvllle, Mo." Also: "L. F. Bond, public accountant of this city, sold his residence at 800 Holly Street to Leroy B. Allen of Greenwood, Miss. The consideration was KOOQ. Mr. Allen just struck town, coming to take a position with the compress and purchased the property the first day. This being the only alternative, he had no tent." Mrs. H. Highnll and her houseguest, Mrs. W. L. Reeves of Chicago, were in Caruthersville yesterday for'a luncheon given by "Mrs J. S. WahL nessed little more than the commie- tee in action (see pgh. 2. above.} "Do you realize that the Hope bill would drive the Western and Southwestern sheep herders off the range?' the white-haired HUI yelped. Pro-Hope members of the committee apparently hadn't thought of that, and if they had they didn't get a chance to say I-ves-or-no. "Well, it would," Bill Hill continued. "This Hope bill would maKe a czar out of the Secretary of Agriculture. In some areas of the West, from 40 to 10 per cent of the lands are owned by the federal government." Bill Hill went on and on. He allowed that if the Hope measure becomes law, it would put the wesi- em ranchers in a position of having to trot to Washington for permission every time they wanted to chase a. sheep up a hill for a bcl!|- ful of grass. "And how do they operate now?" asked Rep. Walt Granger of Utah, as if he dtdn't know. "We make a private deal- -.. •-pot—with the Department of terior." said Hill. *• "The Hope bill would," he tlran- (fcrcd, ''double the price of wool, and consequently the price of riot lies. The rancher would up and leave the ranch." Rep. Chel Grass of -Pennsylvania managed to edge in a word crosswise. He said he would thank the government' to use its head in handling—or manhandling — the farmer. Here we are, he said, producing J stuff like mad. The government buys it and either hoards it or throws it away. "Take apples," he said. "I raise "em." Apples are cheap at wholesale, but; high at retail, he claimed. Farmers sometimes raise their Grimes Golden at a loss while the poor housewife is forced to pay a dime a-pieiift for 'em at the store. Who gets licked? The consumer, answered Gross. Not to mention the farmer. The witness at that point was supposed to be George R. Heidrich of Charlestown, W. Va., a tanned silver-haired son of the soil. "I raise apples too," he said rather meekly. Rep. Gross said he would like to shake the hand of the apple farmer from West Virginia. After the committee meeting, which accomplished almost nothing, he did. ^. Train Conductor Dies CAMDEN, Ark., May 12. (UP) — killing d,ummy' s ace. Now declarer could trump another diamond, which he did, then led the nine of j —.^— ^^, «..., ,.. nj ».. ,«-, -clubs. Szabo's king went on and . Funeral services were held yester- the ace in dummy won—but there J day for Oscar Lee Perreil, 54-year- was no way for declarer to keep old Cotton Belt conductor, who died from going down one. i in a cooipany hospital at Texar- While it is true that certain es- ] kana of'^'injuries suffered three tabllshcd rules of play should be • weeks ago. followed, Szabo believes that in "S hivi» - twinimirio nn,,l v,,. T , 1,, I* • ,• ,i luiiuwtru, OZilDO DCllCVes that in a! :uc " s«'mining pool, but I never In Cincinnati recently I met a .order to become a successful nlnwr of swim in it. I ,,se it to practice fly- rising young Cleveland bridge star, you have to know when to violate castinR."—Victor Moorp Alnv Rmh^ ™ n ,i^.,,j £„_ v,, , '.;. Know wnen to violate casting."—Victor Moored Bats and Dalians Babe Ruth Story." i read s. will have 12 .-.- lime I thought it was a baseball story. . . Patricia Knight finally is happy. She nets to co-.star with* husband Cornel Wilde in a Columbia flicker. . . . Myrna Dell is masterminding the rcttecoration of Jimmy Stewart's f " On ' [ their fingernails on another "Road" ' : picture for Hope. Crosby and La- Someone asked Billy De Wolfe if I mour. . . . Walt Disney is the he went to Lana Turner's wedding. | latest to climb aboard the docu- Alex Szabo, considered tops by j Cleveland players, i had an oif.or-| : tnnlty lo kibitz him for a while and ' ; liked his style. Today's hand is an i e.vamp!e of it. | South had bid spades and hearts. 1 This is the type of hand that gcn- i erally calls for clearing trumps. I However Szabo (West) made the He was struck by a train in the Cotton Belt yards here. Surviving are his wife and one son, Clark T. Perreil of Camden. "No." said Billy, "but I'm planning to catch the next one." Com! Klrls The Deanna Durbin - Vincent Price "romance," which both deny, has reached the kidding stage. Dcamia has a new porirail of Price in her dressing room, on which lie Kiddingly wrote: "To my dream girl—Ihe phantom lover." Dcaima tells me her separation Irom Felix Jackson is .situ status quo. sue Mid: "I'm going (o w.iit and sec what happens." She just completed "Washington Girl." will lake a month's vacation and Ihen BO inlo "The Western Story." RKO Jus! paid slO.COO for Ihe rignt lo use the laiesi pop tune hit, "Nature Boy." m ihe film, "The Boy mcntar;/ bandwagon. He'll film .. full-length picture on Alaska, with tentative title of "The Story of Alaska." Only cartoons to be used will be animated maps. The mam | portion of the picture will be 6000 l feet of color film shot in Alaska. ( Sight of Die week.- Andrea King posing for a magazine photo layout ai. the Farmers' Market as a young Hollywood housewife doing her shopping to save pennies. Between shots, she rushed out of camera range to irate sure her MOOO mink coat was sale. I Justice McHaney's Condition Improves ROCK. Ark , + K * K9874J VQJ97J • None + 93 Tournament—?f-S vul. South West North F.»M Pass 1 » Doubl« Pass ' * 2 » 3 A Pasi 4 V Pas« Pass Faj« Opening—# K II u. S. Senator HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1,9 Pictured U.S. 1 Treatises senator 2 Epic HGav« 3 Gerainfs wife 15 Unit of weight 4 Harem room 16 Operatic solo 5 Down 17 Falls behind 19 Children 20 Fish 21Choos« aroiiiul nick Haymes and .loan Cnulfield will provide the music and lo\t Interest. LMigh of Ihe week: A radio announcer reading A commercial for « hand-loiioH company and saving: Seiuilfu) handi h»v« helped natural opening of the king of diamonds, which South trumped. A small heart was led toward dummy, Szabo played low and the eight- spot held Ihe trick. A heart was returned and Szabo won thl a trick with the.ace. I Tlie natural tendency at this i point would be lo lead the last! trump and clear the hearts out of dummy lo assure two spade tricks. But Szabo was also staring »t the blank king of clubs. If South had the club queen nothing would defeat the contract. But If East had the queen perhaps he could 2J Distress cry 21 Note of scale 25 He represent! (ab.) 26 Whil« 28 Greek letter 29 Curtain cloth SI Sates 33 High peak 34 Pitch 35 Sufficient 37 Bury 6 Shield bearing 7 Actual 22 Methods 47 Presiding 8 Rim ' 25 Small streams'' elder (ab.) 9 Depart 27 Slope tOGroov* 30 Knock 11 Creek seaport 32 Worthiest 12 Removal scrap (suffix) 35 Lowers 53 Peculiar 13 Centaur 36 Spile 55 Hail! 18 South 38 Properly 57 Steamship Carolina (ab.) 39 Wandered (ab.) 21 Smirks 45 Wolfhound SSAncnt •18 Alwayi 49 Not on* 50 Act The 72-ycar-olrt Jurist suffered a stroke last week. Justice McHaney who now is serving as national president of i had the queen perhaps he could I 58 Weaken Ducks Unlimited, was appointed lo I prevent declarer from establishing! 60Dispatch* the Arkansas Supreme Court In the suit SI Rescued 1927 ' ' Therefort ht Ifrd a smtll iptd«, ( " Arts (ab.) •4(Senior (ab.) 42Court (ab.) «Thus 44 Winglikt part 46 Pays out 51 Greek letter 52Slorage pit 54 Bacchanals' cry 55 Firs! man 56 Habitat plant forms 58 Weaken

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