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PACT TO THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER MEWS 1KB OOtnUZB KZW8 OCX •- W U4UOB, JAM»U VD MOL D. KUUAK, •oto Mtttatal Admtfctac „, WtUMi WttBHT Oo, Mtw York. Chlcato, Drtratt. Aftemooa Kxcetft Bund** u •eco'^d clu* nutter at lot > M B*ytti*rili», *rtr~ii. under act ol Coc- PMK. Octotar *, 181T. "~" Btmd by to. DnlUd Pnts *T •vrMr •DESCRIPTION RATES: to' UM cttj ol Bl jttmUIi or my town when curler wrrlc* if ouln- per WMk. or tec per month, 87 null, vtthio m ndlu* of SO mile*, M.OO per Ittt, «2.00 lor six month*. 11.00 for tore* monttu; by mall outikto M mll» Km*. 110.00 per rtv fa idVBDa*. v Meditation And the fates of It shall not be that at all by d»y: for there (hall be no nljht there.—ReveU- Uoo M:M. • • • ' Eye hath not seen It, my gentle boy! Ear hath not heard its deep songs of Joy; Dreams cannot picture a world so fair— Borrow and death may not enter there; Time doth not breathe on Us fadeless bloom, For beyond the clouds, and beyond the tomb, It Is there, it Is there, my child! —Felicia Hemans. Barbs The happiest people ire less for getting and more forgiving. • * * A doctor mcceufulrs removed a irhbllc a boj had iwatlowed. The lad likely didn't want to b« • traffic op. • • • People who view things with alarm usually »Urm thin«» with their views. * « * Th« Importance of election doetn't redster with tome folk*—because neither did they. • • . • • An Indian* boy went for a 30-mile "stroll." Just a little longer than the ont Sonny takes when sent to the store. U. S. Defense Plans Bring USSR Peace Talk Bid If the proposed discussions between th« United States and Russia are to accomplish anything, it seems necessary that our people as well as our govern• ment understand the evident reasons behind the Soviet government's sudden •willingness to sit down and talk thingi over. • The State Department has denied that 'Ambassador Smith's memorandum wa» a direct proposal of a conference, and the memorandum'* text beam this out. So perhaps we should look further for the answer to Russia's readiness to parley. It i« likely that the answer can be found in the Congressional vote of funds for « 70-group Air Force, and in the probability of a limited peacetime draft. No doubt the Soviet government, with its genius for misunderstanding the temper of American public opinion, thinks that the prospect of talks to settle Eusso-American differences will result in an immediate popular demand for a scuttling of the defense program. _' The Russian note rejected the contention that Soviet policy in eastern Europe is responsible for the bad relations between the two countries. If soberly compared its "strengthened relations" with its satellites to our relations with Canadia, Mexico and other Amerlean nations. It denied interfering with the evolution of "democratic changes" :n eastern Europe, .but accused the United States of interfering, in other countries' internal affairs. - th f*? 150 ,, rCPeafed the ° M accu -^tion that the Mawhalla Plan .interfered with he sovereignty and national rights of the participating countries. And it spoke again of military threats against £L , " ni0 " 3nd its "Distent peace policy." m short, Russian policv has no changed any more than American policy has. * the ultimate hope o e men everywhere. There c™ K» cMa begun and continued in goo d a it h agreement i a reached. if tn *"» ""•«« if the American government be Kan the discussions arrned with nothinf more thw firm policies and an earnest desire SLJST" 0 "*"?. • pe * ce - The pattei -" of RuMi*n antentions is too evident for that. The record of broken Russian Agreements is too explicit. The tireless Ruaeian effort to get a) ] that can £ S i« too unmistakeable. The existence of a huge, mobilized war machine is known, and it aouot to diacounUd. Ruwia haa no respect for American ideaia. But her leader* seem to respect America'* poUntial power. If the prospect of a larger Air Force and adequate peacetime armed forces can move the Soviet government to suggest discus•ions, then let us keep on strengthening ourselves until the Soviets are willing to talk seriously «nd honestly through fear of the alternative. The road to peace is too long and difficult for any thought of disarming at the first kind word from Russia, A Familiar Target There are now three parties in the political field, and a slight prospect of a fourth in the South. But that hasn't discouraged Norman Thomas, who has changed his mind and decided to make the sixth run for President on the Socialist ticket. So the 1948 election is going to seem like old times. Mr. Thomas has never had a chance of election, and he knows it. Yet he has long served as a handy symbol of revolt for those who didn't like the other candidates. There will probably be quite a few such people around next fall. And it probably will comfort them to know that if they want to throw their vote away, they can still 1 throw it at an old, familiar target. VIEWS OF OTHERS Politics and Atomic Energy It is a deplorable fact that the Atomic aicrgy commission has been made a political issue. Surely, here Is one agency of government that should be far above the field of partisan squabbling. Moreover, because of the as yet unknown and unknowable relation of atomic energy to th« country's future, both parties should avoid the possibility of blame if something goes wrong with the commission and its work. How did It get into politics? One reason is that Mr, Truman tactlessly reappolnted all Hv« members without first conferring with Senator Hickenlooper and other Republicans who made LUtenthal's original confirmation possible. If he had appointed IJlienthal to the one-year term, and had so notified the Hickenlooper committee, It is believed th« appointments would have been confirmed without (juestion. It is true Mr. Truman was merely following the law when he named Lilientiial to the five- year term, and his action thus ran be defended on the (round of legality and principle. But tht disconcerting fact is, as reported by such reliable correspondents as Marquis childs and Roscoe Drunanond of the Christian science Monitor, that IJlienthal was perectly willing to accept a one- year term. It la pretty hard to defend a five- yetr term for Llllenthal If he himself was willing to take a lesser one. Oi the heels of Mr. Truman's error, the Republicans compounded the felony, so to speak, by proposing that th« terms of all commissioners be fixed for a flat twc years, Instead of the one- to-five year staggered plan in tne recent law. It was staggered for the excellent reason that a whole new board could not be appointed in any on« presidential term, and for the purpose of assuring a continuous policy by the commission. Senator Hickenlooper argues, on behalf of lh« G.O.P. plan, that two-year terms would avoid a light over confirmation and, at the same time, give the present commission time to carry through . plans already begun. Perhaps so, but it would also assure the next President the power to dismiss all present commissioners in favor of five new ones. He would, of course, be under great pressure and temptation to reward political friends, and that might be poison so far as the proper administration of atomic energy is concerned. This situation is a typical one in a presidential year, with both panics ogling u\ c voters and maneuvering for advnntaBc. in uiis vilal matter, can't Mr. Truman mid his political adversaries forget partisan advantage and get together in the public interest? —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY The challenge of 1948 Is whether the universal longing of mankind for peace and freedom shall prevail or whether It is to b« flouted and betrayed. —President Truman. • • • For the first time in our history, we see thai we »re ficed with the danger of Insecurity. We must not run away from the compelling fact that we shall get security only if we stand up and eo.uip ourselves in « moral and a practical sense to ichieve it.-Maj.-Gcn. William J Donovan, former head of the OSS. • » » The Republicans are to blame for repeal or OPA. They gave the people headlines Instead of health. A housewife can't feed her family on speeches and declarations of Americanism.—Helen Gahagan Douglas (D) of California, • » » Leaden of the armed service have failed miserably U> provide an Integrated program lor th. deense of th(s counlry _ _ The mmury ^ taken .dvinUge of Congress in >n election ycur to seek excessive appropriations,-**!!. Wayne •BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Bridging the Gap WEDNESDAY, MAT 19, 1948 --vQS Reciprocal Trade Agreements With 42 Nations Could Cripple America's Economic Program By Peter Xdson NEA VVashln;ton Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA) _ The United States now has "reciprocal rade agreements" with 42 of the 75 nations in the world. The way hcse trade agreements work Is that the U. s. lowers tariffs against tlio exports of these 42 countries .! hey lower tariffs against U. S exports to them. This has been going on since 1934, *'!?,?_ ex ." S *. cretari ' ot state Cordell|are thei lent. itlfy Here are the half-dozen major amendments which have been proposed: l. A requirement that Congress ratify all trade agreements before they can be put Into effect. Agreements are now negotiated by the State Department, after collaboration with the Treasury. Commerce and Agriculture Departments, the Tariff Commission and other interested agencies of government They "'•" ""•" proclaimed by the Pres- Washington's Oleo-Butter Fuss Grows Into Fine State of Fury THI DOCTOR SAYS Uwi. T. By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D Written lor NEA Service Nervous strain and emotional upset have ' a great deal to do with ulcers of the stomach. However, there «re reasons for be-1 lieving that other Influences are; also Important. j Ulcers tend to eome back, «nd j the symptoms get worse whenever" a person h»s »orne mental or i nervous strain of shock. This i fact has been recognized by doc- i tors for * long time, but there' was not much which they could I do about It. Even now, the victim ! of a stomach ulcer can probably \ do more to help himself by trying, to avoid excitement, anger, or other emotional upset, than the doctor can. Extra Acid Present Many treatments have been and are being used for ulcer. Almost all of them are aimed ooth at the stomach Itself, where- i,ulcer lies, and at the nervous' itates the ulcer and delays or -# WASHINGTON, May 19.—(UP) .—The oleo-butter fuss Is In such fine state of fuss, you hardly can toll one from the other—excuse It,' please! \ Sen. Hugh Butler, the white- haired gentleman [rom Nebraska, didtu help with the unscramble •when he spoke up in a meeting before (he Senate Finance Commlt- ^ e 'JI?, >e , group WM 'Wiling with the bill which would whack off the federal tax on oleo. and which th* house recently okayed 260-197 "The first thing you know," shouted," Sen. Butler, "they'll be dragging the butter people Into court lor trying to imitate oleomargarine." All of this came up while Rep. L. Mendel' Rivers of South Carolina, the author of the House bill was telling trie committee what fine stuff oleo Is. Imitating oleo. Indeed! The Congressman said that »s he »nd th* oleo people look at it, nobody imitates anybody else In the—quote- butter business. He reported the lestimony h» had given before the House Agriculture Committee before his bill passed the House, Thai the butter people pretty tip (heir product for sale, by coloring it same as the oleo folks. ,,| y tne dairymen get around • The hearing before Chairman Gene Millikin of Colorado was gct- firevents it.s healine Mnc* tvaoi iT " ~~ "' ""• v "« 1 -' 1 ments. therefore try to ge at T h "° "'T ,"'''" ' 8sl ' this excess acid 8 ™e " cxt witness was Sen. Bill One. ,f the most common treat-Ci "' Afkansa *' in °'«> ments consists of frequent feed- i ™. ^ . - of small meals alternate* I ^., chauTllan (Hon. Millikinl with milk and cream aid "*k""i! w " ntcd to kn<w " the Arkansas which decrease or neutralize the Senat0r would have anv objection I if somebody passed fl Jaw rcouirfnz labeling individual pats of butter in restaurants—saying "oleo" on 'em. Well. sir. said sen. Pulbright, why have a branding iron, for > butter substitute. Already, he said some 40 states require cafes to put 4. Another proposed amendment would give the U. S. Tariff Com- | treatment* mission final say over the agree-' ments. Recommendations to the President on tariff rates are now made by an Inter-agency group. If which acids. In the last two years, many people have been operated on for ulcer by cutting a ner ve known as the vagus, which goes to the stomach this operation seems useful in many cases of ulcer •hich have not responded to other treatment. There Is still some difference of opinion on this form of treatment _ however, and it will be some time I The p it on the menu if they serve oleo Instead or butter. Not only that: "In your own state, sir—Colorado °ther operations are still used sucessfully for many victims of this common disease of our civilization Note: answer to all the lobbying pressures, and so might become ineffective. 5. A modification of this amendment would give the Tariff Commission power to say that rates could not be cut below certain levels if any U. s. Industry were thereby put In peril. This "peril" might be hard to define. Would it apply to the program. .-- of Congress within a Hed time—say 60 days. _pr. Jordan is unable to questions from anawer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column QUESTION: What can be done for snoring? ANSWER: Snoring I, cause<1 by air passing through breathing passageways which are small or partly obstructed. Relaxation of certain muscles, or the presence of mucous . o ».~~..o. u. „.„ presence ol mucous the weakest producer In any indus-1 can also cause snoring .Sleeping try? If so any industry could prove' on one side or cleansing the nasal the need for a high protective tariff. I Passageways before going to sleep '"" v ""•-"—' '- Congress Truiy balk. Senate leader Robert A. Taft advocates renewing It !or only one yean, then having it reconsidered by what he hopes will be a new Republican Congress and President, trade agreements act were made 5. Under the present trade agreements act, every country having a trade agreement with the U. S is unconditionally entitled to the lowest tariff rate granted the most fa- permanent part of U. S. foreign'i vored nation. This la opposed by policy—that is, if it did not have to 1 some Interests on the ground that DC DrOlJEmt tin fvttr\' tn.n A..- +v,__. i it tri\i*r f^^-. ™ ... • , ave o t>e brought up every two or three years for a fight over its renewal. 3. The American (high) Tariff League has proposed that any or Means subcommittee, having considered this same matter in secret hearings, seems to agree. The full Ways and Means Committee will soon report out to the House its recommendations on how long to extend and what amendments to Flap on to cripple the act as it is now administered. __ Amendment Would Have Conjress Ratify Agreements it gives too many countries a free ride on low tariff benefits given a most favored nation. Amending the law to repeal this section would, however, give the U. S. a complex tariff schedule with may prevent snoring. In Blythevill*-~ his pince-nez. "Out there." continued Sen. !"ul- bright. reading from an old record "you-all fix it so a man In a food shop has to say so In print two-inches high somewhere around the place if he serves oleo. That's bad enough, without making a man label each hunk of butter or oleo he paues out." (^ At this point Sen. Bob Taft, • ~ member of the committee who has an eye on President Truman', back porch, broke In. He said he didn't like the Idea e( the oleo sign being posted just any old place. Maybe in the pie east where It couldn't be seen. "It shouldn't be covered up." h* said. "I realize you can't label » pot of oleo very well. Same's you csn't stamp a pork roast, a string bean or a glass of orange juice Why couldn't you oleo fellow 5 fix It so that each pat wa» wrapped up, labeled." Heavenly days! I 1 That from Sen. Fulbrlght. "You want \is to re-tool a whol* Mrs. Dixie Crawford and Mrj Industry?" Riley Jones entertained W ladies 1 Sen. Taft said h« WOUlQ HI eilPfb kill tVu> art C,-» i "-«i^««*c vm.ii ss-sre s, s±5 i=™«; &•*& didn't think be necessary, but he any substitute handy. •••"* ". a,. a&iccmtriiL on the grounds that H worked a hardship on some American producer Court review would a'lso mean that any U. S. court could upset a treaty with a foreign government. No one would negotiate on that basis Putting one Agency In Chirse Would Invite Lobbyists • --V-—w the low rate IT always negotiated with a major exporter. The free ride goes to minor exporters. If the entire trade agreements act, were killed by Congress, it would not I play - foll °wed by the three of affect any of the 42 agreements now ! s rron1 dnmmv tuvi.>« wr n -» - -•* »».....,* pv l&LtlC!> ' ^.^..". ArtlL Saturday afternoon for bridge in, that would the blue worn of the Hotel Noble, didn't have miy suosiiiut* nandv. Hed white and pink roses were And nothing else In the hearini used throughout the room In vases ! seemed to bery necessary either and floor baskets. The tallies used ; for the hearing adjourned with were in the Spring motif and on . most everybody mad and very llt- each guests ^etresrurient plate was j tie accomplished yellow rosebud. A dessert course of vanilla and strawberry jNUjOLLYWCOD" BT ERSK1N1 JOHNSON ^'E* Stiff Correspondent In force. But it would prevent the U. S. from making new agreements. MCKENNEY ON BRIDGE &~i^ "--^^^ a Double pretty blonde they know as Jane ever" "anri~wa~nu"n7i7~nfVr"~;,"" V i ~<"""" 1 «'«co u *JUIU S - '•*-«"«"«» boring church, i s Joan Caulficld i , can '' he1p fecI1r « sorry for The little theater nrnwi ' ; "" "'"r 1 who jllst Iost tlle "««' started Kll^aH^]^™.^^™^* h " "j*t to coach at Columbia University as ' California state %..nr ™ E nS. e SS f nw'IIev I1 jZ b 'b lnt J " VC - haS gi ™' & 'tuft's 'rested whpr i, e '"' reope " " s Mse ' a " er re« ork for three n Ti l ° "^ C ' slon5 ot Uo !owcr "«' ? m Another I^anln B Tower HAMMOND. Ind. (UP) _ Ham~* " — ^,-.i-^ v, , mond Is a rival of Pisa Italv Thu from dummy w^n. West city has a leaning clock oSer K I ow'.^decbrer finessed ) slipped out of line during a heavy of | windstorm. o By William E. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service n , . , -- ., j—L., ut i v* uiuauji n clubs was led and allowed to ride. when East refused to cover. Then ! ice cream, individual angalfood the five of clubs was played and .Wakes and salted nuts was served dummy s ten finessed. I Tor first prize Mrs. Park Hat- Th e eight of clubs was led, We-,- chett selected a table lamp Mr/i^ again went into a huddle, finally Spurgeon Patterson selected linll refusing to trump and discarding [gerie for second honors, Mrs. Hun- the four of diamonds instead. De-, ter Sims, selected a pewter and clarer trumped with the five of I crystal sherbert set for third prize hearts and cashed the ace. of' and a luncheon set was Mrs. Mar- spades, discarding the three of dia- vin Robinson's gilt for fourth high monds from dummy. The ace of From the files of 25 years ago trumps was cashed, a small dia-1 there appears this notice relAve mond led to the king, the king of 1 ' '-'- •• • -• •• '•• trumps was cashed, a small rtia- inond led to the king, tlic king of un curn on trumps picked up West's queen and I Frankyi n to » parking problem In Blvtheville "Notice to car Owners—Parking on curb on Main street from to Fifth Street e : The ' T '" scenery, study lines and rehearse stage technique. They knew her only a s Miss Collins. Joan says she asked for her release from Paramount to escape namby-pamby roles. "Larccnv" currently be fore lhe cameras '^ ui, is her first big dramatic chore T.Iii is summer she'll play the eastern th" Tilrttc'" C ' rCU "' '" " V< " Ce Ot , N< " v lhe sludl ° wil1 secy: » "- ' Slralnln 8 orii er to keep her from , working for any other film com-i pany Joan 's cause seems just— i that * minor who has signed a 5cven - vear contract should have : " lc v '8 ht to repudiate it when she becomes or age—bul the courLs ap- i parcntl >' tlllnk otherwise. ' ! Safety Second - "And,'' she told never will stop , acting, me, "I guess I studying." Binj's Got A Chance That big birthday party Paramount tossed for Blng Crosby in New York-to help exploit "The Emperor walcz"-was Bob Hope's cue to send Bing a telegram readIng: "Hjppj- birthday again. Don't worry. Jolson made It and so can you." There's little doubt about the reason behind the John Payne- Gloria .De Haven split-up. Gloria is Impatient about success on the screen—probably too Impatient. Yet she wanted children, and that's enough friction to start a [orost fire. » A 10 5 2 « ,195 *J5 AQJ 103 »Q876 « 964 *94 N W E Dealer 48512 V« » Q 1072 4 K 7 32 V K .1 9 3 # AK3 + AQ 108S Rubber— N-S South vf vul. nt NoriM eist 2 + Pass 2 V 34 Pass 3 A 4N.T. Pass 5¥ 5 N. T. Pass S 4 Pass Pass Pass Pass 7 V Double Past Pass Opening — V 4 It West's double. Declarer might have [lights must be left burning. If your _. guessed the location of the queen ' lirjht.! will not burn while car is icmselvcs as .of hearts, but of course the double | stopped park it elsewhere." Mart Vivian Elaine finally gels her .' like llvine in wish to go dramatic. She joes to ' England In November to star in "The Masquerade" for Two Cities Films, month Safety First campaign at , the studio, i, walking on crutches. He fell off a ladder and broke his leg! Lina Uomays' agents have turned I down two big musicals lor her m ,. the past month. They're submitting 'nmates'' of the war and sent me her now for only straight comedy to !l!>" s han °or dramatic parts. They admit that Ihelr play would normally give ulcers to ariy good player who might kibitz. They have been reading in my column about the indivisibility ol indiscriminately doubling slam contracts, anct they sent m e today's hand The four boys who signed the letter are D. C. Sprong <East). B. L. Baddley (South). Rank Tull • North) nnci j. Lptnbardo (West). II teems Baddley was criticized (or his initial two-bid, and Lom- barcto for his double, which, however, he still defends. Bandleader Columbia is » rxciled aboiit "The Wranslcr" they're looking for another western story for Sonny Tufts. In the script: Bob Montgomery looks over oc,oiue Cowan'.s leather- paneled oflice in "June Brlrte" and comments dryly; "This m ,, 5l be • >7? e Hollywood grapevine Insists thai all is not well between Eri-ol Flynn and Warner Brothers, and that a big contract fight Ii brew- ! Cnllrrls Mall Boxes I UENSSELAER. Ind. iuPl-Citv jmnrshall Ed Ames is alter a thief has received several reports*** h * people who say their mall ld(s«pp«»red. Sprong (East) elected to open his I singicton heart on the theory that j ncnls had (lie frump suit I tno HORIZONTAL 1,4 Pictured musician 9 He is a leader 13 Anger 14 Whisper 15 Century plant 16 Ocean 17 Tears 18 Mountain lake J9 Tailor 21 Is present 23 While 21 Medical suffix 25 Flies 2'. Pucker .12 Also 33 Boal paddle 34 Crowd in 37 Emblem 3!) Half an cm 40 Hebrew deity 41 Splash 46 Bristly ^ 50 Pork % 51 Perfect r>3 Armadillo 54 Mineral rock 55 English novelfst 56 falters 57 Sty 58 Finished 59 Blackthorn 4 African rtiR 5 Belgian river 6 Misdeed 7 Icelandic literature 8 Repose 9 Flat boat 10 Wolfhound 11 French department 12 L*ir« 20 Pitch 22 Tilt 23 Observed 26 Unit 27 A liftmen I 29 Stick .10 Droop SI Before .tSObUiin M Whole .17 Insect 38 Places of worship •I! Store 42 Peel « Prayer endiruT 44 Paradise 45 Con 46 Snow vehicle 47 Gem 48 Farinaceous food <fl Gaelic 52 Fruit drink m. The nine was ..... •om | riuminy and West refused ixe.v the qijeen. I Th« kini of scd to put o f WM th« next f 1 Osculait 2 Extent 3 Time measure

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