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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAUB EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MI BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OX ' B. w • HAIMES, Pubunwr JAMES L. VERHOEFT. Editor MOL D.- HUMAN, Advwtking •ei* Nattaul AdwrUataf , WaUto* Wttmer Oo, Niw *«*, Chkajo, OttnU. PubtWMd «my Afternoon Except Sunday BileNd a* M003d cUM matt«r at th« port- offlo* it BljrtheTilie, Arkarjaat, ucdn act ot Con- Oe«ob«r «, HIT. ' Bured by tha United prat •UBSCRTPTTON RATES: By carrier In tb« ettj of BlytnevUlt or any •uburfaavi town irncr* carrier icrvlc* 1* maintained. Me per week, or Bic per month. By mall, within a radlui of SO mllei, MOO per ytar. OM tot dx months, 11.00 for thr«* montha: by mall outside 60 mile toot, 110.00 per year pajrabb to advanc*. Meditation When God anxe to judgment, to »ve all the of Uw earth. Selah.—Pulmi W:9. » * • Out of the dusk a shadow. Then a spark; Out of the cloud a silence, Then a larle; Out of the heart a rapture. Then a pain; Out of the dead, cold-ashes, Life again.—John Bannister Tabb. Barbs The question Is, will voters fall for what candidates say they stand for? * » • Gardens are iwell ixajnple*—if yod expect to make anjthinj out of them you have to get out and dif. * * • Dog* become mentally ill from associating with people, according to a Fort Collins doctor. They mutt be the ones that lead-a dog's lite. » » • Thta la the season when men fish and He about what thejr caught. * * • It help* a kit in these mighty hard and trying times to have everybody trying might hard. success Dangerous Precedent Lies in Censorship Bill During the war, the American press operated under purely voluntary cen- §orship, «ven though some of its members .possessed information that was vital to the nation's security and the of its armed forces. ^ Row, in time of peace, the House I *"lf l Committee has approved a pro- poaml to impose censorship on certain information, and to punish a reporter who violates the censorship with a $1000 fine and a year'g imprisonment. ThMuthor of this piece of legislation is Rep. Clare Hoffman of Michigan. 1 The censorship provision is part of a bill which grew out of the charges against Dr. Edward U. Condon, head of the National Bureau of Standards. The Thomas Committee Wanted a letter from FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover pertaining to Dr. Condon's loyalty investigation. President Truman refused tile request. The bill would permit a congressional committee to -demand any confidential information by a majority vote of its . members, countersigned by the Speaker of the House or the President of the j Sfnate. At the same time, a majority >_J,vote could classify any information a tj ^ committee possessed as confidential. r This is both unwise and unrealistic. The custom of "leaking" information to the press from closed sessions of committees or conferences i s not only old and accepted, but generally valuable. For example, the public was kept informed through "leaks" of the progress of some ^ of the Dumbarton Oaks and San Francisco Conference meetings that produced ! the United Nations. And the Yalta agreement on the veto in the yet unborn UN was also made public through a "leak." As tor Congress itself, a disclosure of progress in the private hearings ori a C bill can be valuable to the members as well as to the public. A running summary of "confidential" proceedings in the press lets tile committee members know the public reaction to what they are doing. This gives them some idea of the sources of support, trends of opposition, and so on, that they would not otherwise have 'until the bill was delivered from its vacuum of secrecy. But, most of all, this bill of Mr. Hoffman's, if passed, would set a dangerous precedent of concealment that is out of place in a democracy. Every Congress, .unfortunately, seems to have its share of stupid, bigoted, and "kept" members. This power of censorship would apply to them, if enough were on one committee I& to exercise it, as well as to the respon- !»>• • sible statesmen. The members of Congress are elected by the people to make laws for the conduct of the people's government. They «r» engaged ii th« public business au d V 1 I II with few exception*, ihould operate publicly. When their activities in time of peace concern the national security— at perhaps in the field of atomic energy— we think that the press can be trusted to safeguard that security. "The press," says Mr. Hoffman, "has no all-inclusive right and privilege of disclosing information that is detri-. mental to the country." it might be answered that Congress has no all-inclusive right and privilege to withhold information from the country at the capric eof some of its members. We trust that the whole House will make short work of Mr. Hoffman'* would-be legal sanction of further secrecy and irresponsibility in government. THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1948 Wrong Sleeper It is too bad that there were not more pleasant surprises awaiting Mrs. Clara Reynolds of White Pine] Tenn., when she awoke the other day from a 12-year attack of sleeping sickness. When she has been filled in on the intervening events she will no doubt share the general regret that it had to be she, and not Adolf Hitley, who fell into that long sleep back in 1936. VIEWS OF OTHERS Making Things Better Three and one-half million women cannot be wrong. When that many rural women are actively working through community horn* demonstration club* to make liomemaklng better, th« future of the farm home Is Indeed bright. Tribute rightfully has gone out. the first week of this month, to these rural women who have grouped themselves together to learn every possible way to make the home n better place and this country a nicer place in which to live. The farm woman who Is a member of the community ' home demonstration club has the Improvement of ' her home as well as the community and the nation In mind in her work with her neighbors In the club. Theme of this year's National Home Demonstration Week—"Today's Home Builds Tomorrow's World"—shows that the thinking of these club members go far beyond their own tiomes and communities. True, many of the community challenges of today demand concerted action. Safe drinking water, a village or town library, recreation parks, rural hospitals and better jchools are some of the activities which home demonstratiop. women have worked for and have seen develop for their communities. Yes, these home demonstration women have gone beycmd their community limits. One club raised money to bring a Chinese student to this country to study home-malting. Another club "adopted" a family in Greece and one in Norway. Another group sent more than 4,000 garments to war-torn areas In Europe. One home demonstration group asked for and was given a course in rural government at the slate agricultural college and still another was instrumental In the development of a short course dealing with the problems of democracy. In tht actual home improvement work— learning to do by demonstration and by doing— food with its health, cooking and preservation aspects leads the list. For Instance, two million women reported they nave adopted some new up- to-date method of preserving food as a result of their home demonstration activities. Home Improvement, recreation, better clothing, child development, labor saving tn the home and many other ictlvltles have engaged these women. Throughout all of their work Is that emphasis on making the home, the community and the nation better. To these women, and to the more than 3.000 home demonstration agents, who advise them and who are Joint employees of the local county government, the state agricultural college and the U. S. Department of Agriculture, should go commendation, —ESSO FARM NEWS. SO THEY SAY 'How's Business?" Freshman Congressman's Postal Proposal Gets Speedy Reaction THE DOCTOR SAYS •r B - v Harman W. Nlcholi WA*. , WASHINGTON. fc ««» giving U8 13 th. PO«I- Jet-prowled mailman. blood l Th. W l* °£ Cong ' H>1 Y <"i n «' h * nd «>B>e, black-haired re P f «»ntatlve from X-ray«, which are also called Roentgen rays after their discoverer, Wllhelm Roentgen, are now taken for granted. Actually i »-»• however, It Is only in the ls«t S0'| And yesterda3', he callprt ^,. V»AI-ft lh»f. ihmtr U.,,. K u .. -j ...,..-• u-ifn»< C a. .1— t 1 * , yrtJieq .oml ound the ma I! ..UY.CICI, it, IB amy m tne ia«t 50 ""a yesteraas', he raiip^ ._.. years that they been of value ' witnesses 'before hi. House Sub in medicine. | committee on Post Office a "d «vfl b« used with caution. Too much Is The X-rays pas. through the soft tissues of the body, but are bones, where not only the original break can b« seen, but also the pro- grew of healing c»n be observed, UM« Vary X-ray films are extremely useful in the diagnosis of many other conditions, such as tuberculosis of the lungs. In diseases of the stomach, such as ulcer, X-rays are also helpful. An outline or silhouette of the stomach can be obtained by _ patients drink solution. The solution First, Mr. Youngblood, loolcinir down at the audience Importantly from the chairman's .seat? read a Afi (Afte .1, peop!c all It was HIS bill!) " ) Then: "Any witnesses?" he asked cupping his cars for the din bismuth! wail, fills the Hoffman's First Major Task as Director of EC A Is Recruiting Assistants to Handle Recovery Job Bj Peter Edson NEA Washington Corrcapondent WASHINGTON, (NBA) — Paul Hoffman has been Economic • Cooperation Administrator for a month. He has performed no miracles in that time. If, as a result, Congress and the American people begin to lose interest in Marshall Plan operations, that's bad. Hoffman's first month has been spent in recruiting. He has had to build a $6,030,000,000 organization from the top down. Jobs could have been lilted with punks in a hurry. But getting 150,030-a-year men to take Jobs paying $15,000 a year -4 hard. At lh« end of hli fourth week, however, Hoflman reels he has nearly all his key Jobs filled. Howard Bruce as his deputy. Wayne C. Taylor as> director or operations. Averell Harriman as roving ambassador in Europe. William C. Foster director of missions. It may bt July before Administrator Hoffman can announce any action on recovery projects, which ' is the important part of his job. I The relief part of the program Is ,111 old story. The U. S. has been feeding people ever since the war was over. Snapping out a million bushels of wheat is no longer news. It doesn't have the Iront page thrill it once had. No is more aware of this than Hoffman. That's why he is banking heavily on Ambassador Harriman's first quick trip to Europe. He is to be gone about 10 days. In that time it is hoped he can look over whatever specific plans OEEC—the 16-natlon Office cf European Economic Co-operation —may have. Job li Over There — Not Here There is a suspicion it may not have very many. But if Ambassador _, ... ', 0 ,.°r.. M . B0 . otl l?. t ? t « VJ*UV*U41 4 I11B 11115 stomach and stops the X-rays just the way bones do, casting a shadow on the film. In diseases of the gall bladder. 11 -•. bowel, the urinary bladder and other parts of the body. X-rays have been adapted to Important diagnostic uses. X-rays have also been used In actual treatment. At first, this was confined mostly to diseases of the skin, riSar the surface, but now the methods for using X-rays have been so much improved that they can be used for many deep-seated | cancers or other tumors. I Progress in the use of X-rays even alter the original Paris con- or Roentgen rays, has gone on un- lerence estimates were scaled down | interruptedly ^nd the end is not In cson B - *"«'. the deputy third assistant postmaster general? What, 'indeed! said he. 'Pittance" enough, nickel for airmail and 13 for special. And we lose projects sure of contributing to recovery, he can bring them back, to Washington and say, "Here's som.;- thing we can go ahead on." Hoffman can then begin to function coi'rtrnctively. He oelieves it important that the European recovery organization stay in Europe. Most countries want to send missions to Washington l.o throw their weight around. Hoffman is fighting thai off. Their job is over there, not over here. It «; a Job for all Western Europe, net separate countries. There is a pretty-well-founded suspicion that tlie first estimates made by the 16 European nations' experts on a country-by-colnury basis are not very realistic. Many of the projects they have counted on will have to be cut down or cut out. Hoffman offers a hypothetical example. If Belgium and France both 'v?.!it to build new bicycle'fac- tories near each other, one or the other should be dropped.'There is no sense in Duplication. That !s why the program must be kept flexible. But the idea may be difficult to sell to congressional appropriation committees. It's impossible to plan every, detail a full year ahead. Some of the plans that look promising on paper may be found to yield small results. Others that don't look good at the start may show surprising results. When they do it will be necessary to shift funds from bad projects to those that pay off. One Year to Show Results For instance, one of the big items Harrlman Committee and ' yet in sight. Their value In treat- was lor $60,000.- Iment has been expanded continu- — --j i -•« «*>uu .nutc MIIU mure c eases c»n be treated In this way. * • • 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. THE DOCTOR ANSWERS By Edwin P. Jordan. M. D. QUESTION: Why Is It that my ears suddenly get hot and red? ANSWER: I don't Icnow. If this is all this is wrong, it does not sound like a disease. CCO worth of freight cars from the | ously, so that more and more dls- Knowing how scarce freight cars were in the U.S. and how long it would take to get deliveries, Ad-, „ ,, 0 „„„, minisrfator Hoffman wondered why 1 readers. However, each day he will the Europeans couldn't use trucks. — " ' - ' He discovered that it was against the laws of most countries to have trucks cross national boundaries. The solution for that one, in Hoffman's mind. Is not to order more ireigh; cars but to tear down European trade barriers so that motor transport can roll internationally. European resistance to this kind of thinking is bound to be heavy. For instance, Belgium particularly and Prance to a lesser degree, have tremendously improved their positions by revaluing their currencies. Other countries in Europe are resisting such a move, though it would 'oe for their own good. Another obstacle being encountered is an attitude, found among scjine British pessimists, that the recovery program isn't going to work. They say that at the end of four years, if al! goes well, Europe will be about where it is today. The problem will .then be what to do next. The answer to .that one is that this isn't any four-year program. It is now a one-year program. If '.t doesn't show results in the first year, there Isn't going to be any more money. The quicker Europeans realize that, the better off they'll be. In the meantime, Mr. Hoffman deserves a full year in which t.o ;;how rasiill.5. --. —. ..... uiii nB. was coming. The wall started ig some people from the Post 'e Department. It was . long What I, the idea of cutting our Postal rats by three cents. ' ., Nclson B - eheat- That' cents dough, at that. nf *u i j — u«uu Binm 2; 1 £„ dger ' Th * Post CMce han- ?«? V, 2 ' 1 ? 5 ' 070 "'«•* <* "irm.iMn ™ V i~ e Sam toolc ln «,ooo. That left our uncle holding th« burlap for almost »19.000,000, which the price of stamps didn't cover In expenses. Despite all th« ,t,mp collectors buying up new Issues Maybe If the price of the propM- ed air-special stamp were hiked t« around 20 cents, he suggested. th» Post Office Department would go along. Everybody wanta to Improvs the service. Red-haired Piul M. Castiglion). the next witness, said by golly h» sure did. "I've quit using special delivery*altogether." he .aid. "If. faster'! witnout it." The faithful post office worker* in the committee room blinked and winced nil at once. Send.two letters to New York al the same time, said Mr. C. One air special and one plain air. Whit happens? Both get there about the same time—sometimes the straight ; airmail ahead of the special. Spe- ( cial delivery, finger-wagged th» j witness, needs a good overhauling. ,_ I The postman himself, in the per'"_ •* son of George Warfel. appeared ""••"^••~™—•« i next. He's president of the Nation- Mrs. - Joel Chandler entertained!" 1 Association of Special Delivery IS Year a Ago In Blytheville— . the Wednesday Contract Club this week when she hid as guests Mrs. Whit ^Goodman and Mrs. Bill Crafton. Bath powder went to Mrs. A. T. Cloar for first prize and the two tables were served refreshments consisting of; cottage cheese and pineapple salad, ham sandwiches, ] dste loaf and Iced tea. | Charles Crigger Is ill from whoop- j ing cough. The orchestra of the lake Street _ Methodist Church Is now practicing I twice weekly for th« concerts which | they give every Sunday at Sunday j School and Church services. Fowler Lendennie Is In charge of th« nine piece musical ensemble. IN HOLLYWOOD B1 ERSKINK JOHNSON XEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —NBA— Dick, York. Powell's current non-singing role In I Studios say they're going to dfs- Rogue's Regiment" may be his last for a couple of years. The crooner who switched to tough-guy roles !•>' now anxious to switch back to crooning. "I'm looking for a good musical for a chance of pace," he told me. 'N'ot just »ny old musical, but one with a good story." One of the reasons for his yearning for a microphone was the great reception he received after warbling on the Blng Crosby air show. People wrote in by the thousands, all saying, "Let's hear some more —on the screen.'. RKO prcx'y Dore Schary is cook- Ing a deal for Ann Sothern to have Bob Mltchum for her leading man. i... "The Cisco Kid,' played In the I past by Cesar Homcro. Duncan Re- ome from England. I have just looked over a new one by NOTICE Notice is hcreny given that the i undersigned will within the time I T*rt n^ T3 r T. I J ,-i. U.JHl-iol|s*ICU Will WiVlllLi llle UIUC I Terence Reese of England entitled tlxed by law apply to the Commis- i Keese on Play." It is a book on the sloner " Ol Revenues of the state of • pcnse with superlatives in plug glng their pictures. At a meeting, one executive told his staff: "We gotta find a way to say 'It's colossal' in a modest way." An Artie Film Bert Bacharach says his secretary read that Linda Darnell would star In "Letter to Four Wives." "Eek," the typewriter key - pounder screamed,' "they're doing the lite story of Artie Shaw." l.imla Christian just turned down a hiy role, because the picture starts in .lime and that's whtn she and Ty Toner plan on leaving fnr their lrip to Europe. They'll be chaperoned br Linda's sister. ft AS3S V K j 9 * ID;". S« f~ 1 + £! To send dollar, to Euiope without the military might necessary to defend democracy in Europe, should it be challenged by communism, is utter folly. Dr. H. L- Donovan, president. University of Kentucky. * * » Italy Is temporarily safe from communism, but there will never be a settled peace In Europe while Asiatic imperialism and Communist domination rule over the whole of central and eastern Europe.—Winiton Crurchill. If war should come tht United States must be able to cany the battleground of lhat war to any land whote aggression his produced the conflict. —Secretary of the Army Royall. The worst agreement is better than the nicest resolution here.—Dr. Jose Arce, president ot the UN General Assembly, .tresslng belief that jews and Arabs could agree. The United States may enjoy several years of business prosperity unleu the war sc»re grows. —Dr. Edwin Q. Nourse, presidential economic, advi»er. Now it's spun glass that is dou- . . J .,.,^, and Gilbert I bllng for snow tlic first time In the 'aye a new boy tn the I sonja Heine film, "The Countess of The Swedish Importation, Maria Torcn (she played the Hcdy t,a- marr role in Tony Martin's "Cas- anclnjf Dcanna Durbln will dance as well as sing the musical selection. "It's a Big, Wide, Wonderful World" in "Washington : Girl." * • • Twentieth Century-Fox Is talk- j 103 l.E!i=L?rJ * 7 31 ! i K » 7 3 1 * Pass Pass * A <> -1 W A. I.J 10 8 7 6 5 »« + 85 Lesson Hand — Neither vul. South Wnt NorU East 1 V Double Pass 2¥ 3 » 3 » J4¥ Pass Paw j Opening-* K play of the hand" trial I can rt- commcnd highly to anyone who wants to improve his game. . For today's Lesson Hand I have taken a safety play given In Mr. Reese's cook. When the opening lead of the king of diamonds holds, West shifts to the queen of clubs. Looking at both hands it is ob- bah") Is giving UI a rough time "ions that declarer has two losing of It in the publicity department. Marta doesn't fit into the pattern of Hollywood glamor dolls. The ing to Burt Lancaster about star-j studio can "blame" :ngrld Berg- ring In a remake of "Down to the Sea In Ships." Film industry bigwigs keep poo- pooing talk of < movie panic. Insiders will tell you, however, that unless new financial stringencies «re eased, about half the independent producers will have to go out of business. That rUrinj bUck lace »nd Mtin jown worn by Riu Hayworth in IhOM "Lady From Shanghai" >ri> w>i created by "Gllda" gown designer, Jto.n' l.onls, solely as a box-office come-on. The jown never »p- pcars In the picture. man, who told Marta when she first arrived tn Flickcrvillc: "Whatever you do. don't let the studio change you. Be yourself." If technical difficultie s can be llcked. the Henry Morgan film, "So " a ' < Tills Is New York." will mark Ihe fft/l first wedding of movies and tele-, " McKENNEY ON BRIpGJE By William K. McKcnnc.y America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service I Safety Play Gets of the Losers first wending of movies and tele-. vision. The plan Is for a in-city Generally speaking bridge players « in the east, with Morgan In the United States have contented .„„,. Sjtarig mak ' n « personal themselves with bridge books by appearances on the screens of the I American authors. Recently, liow- Ulevislon irom New | ever, wvernl interesting brldca Sta Arkansas for a permit to sell beer at retail at 1700 Harman, Blythi- ville. Mississippi County- The undersigned states that he Is a cltisen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never uccn convicted of a felony or other crime Involving- moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked wlth- n five years last past; and that ihe undersigned has never been convicted of violating the Jaws of this state, or any other state, relating to Messengers. Hl« boy« .he said, brave the wind and the rain and. an average of 3O anti-speclnl-delivery boy. per rout* to get the mallj through. They want to see more busine.w In the form or more specials. Which would mean hiring more messengers. Mr. Warfel said that would • JM dandy with him. it would, he Mid, attract • lot of nice fellows Into the interesting special delivery business. Way It is now. meet of 'em are classified a* "temporary «m- ployes " "They don't have their heart In their work," the postmin said. VFW to Sell Poppies CARUTHEHSVILLE, Mo., May 13—The Veterans of Foreign W«r«/^ will hold their "Buddy Poppy" sale • ' day here Saturday, according to " Glynn Malin of this city, locul chairman, end a member of th« VFW. Volunteer worker, will conduct the sale, he said. the ul* of alcoholla llquori. HOMAS Z. CHITJ Subscribed and sworn to befor* me this 13 day of May, 1848. Elizabeth Mason. (SEAL) Notary Publlo. My Commission expires 4-28-50. Singer I'MXKTr HORIZONTAL 1,5 Pictured singer 13Gct up 15 Type ot riff* 16 Decny 17 Impassive 19 Individual 20 Half-em 21 Emmets 5 Golf teachers SUnitot reluctance 7 Heroic 8 Car 9 Symbol (or calcium 10 Indian 11 Conduce 12 Woody plant 22 Head covering l j 5! ave mond and must lost a club trick, spades. He already has lost a dla- Hovv can he condense his lour losers into three? First ot all he must win the first club trick in dummy with the ace It he does not East can overtake the queen with the king and lead through the spades. Declarer's next play should be the ten of-dfamoiids, discarding the six of clubs from his own hand. West will win this trick with the jack and lead another club. South trumps, then leads the ace and a sm»l trump. On dummy's nine of diamonds he discards the three of spades, and this establishes 'the- eight, of diamonds for the discard o( the queen of spades. What nctually happens Is that on the ten, nine and eight of diamonds declarer discards three losers. But only two of those tricks are real losers because one of them becomes established for the trick needed to make the contract. lh««Ur« via R«*d Oouri*r Newt Want Adi. 2! From 25 Anger 26 Neither 28 Conceal 30 Story 33 High card 3< Noise 35 Chair 37 Drinks^slowly 33 Meadow 40 Card game 41 Exclamation 43 Bustle iS Waste- allowance 47 Railroad (ab.) 40 Eccentric wheel 51 Fleet 53 Extinct bird 54 Trod underfoot 55 Retains 58 Spruces UP 59 Pace VERTICAL 1 Weight deduction 2 Press 3Lou;e tit 4 While 18 Size of shot 21 Exist 23 Cooking utensil 25 Utopian 27 She sings on the 23 Possesses 20 Frozen water 31 Moulh part 32 Abstract bein 36 Beverage 37 Drunkard 39 Regulate 40 Fissure pormitlinj escape 41 Deeds 42 Injury 44 Shield bearing 45 Small children j 46 Road (ab.) 47 Stout cord 43 Grate 50 Sheep's bleat 52 Males 53 Encountered 55 Written form ot Mister 57 Electrical imil

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