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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 10, 1948
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PACK EIGHT* THK BLYTHBV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER KEW8 CdbT m. « IUONB8, PubUttwr JAMfS U VERHOEFF, SdUot UOL O. .HUMAN, AdrirtUo* Hi nNET •a* National AdrarUunc ReprtientMlWi] ,' WtUM Wttmer Co. New York, Chicago, DetroM, ' AUuUt, Ui-mphl* Cv«j Altemoon except 8uixl»j <ew>d clas* mjitMr »t tae po»t- BJythertli*. ArkUH*, under »ct o! Ooo- jj«e*, Octobtr ». KIT. Served by th» United SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol BlyinevlUe or ug nburteu town where carrier" aerrtce I* nuln- Ulned, Me per week, or tec per month. By m*U. wltnln > r»41U8 of SO mllei, 14.00 ptr jtti, 12 00 for si« months, il.OO (or three montru; by m*lj outside 60 mil* ion«, 110.00 per jrev In »dv»nc«. Meditation For thy mercy Is lr»-»t above the hmvent: «nd tniUi .-rex-beth unlo *l»e cloud*.—P*alm» 1M:<. It k highly convenient to believe in the Infinite mercy of God when you feel the need of mercy, but remember also His Infinite justice.— B. R. Haydon. Barbs Windy season and straw hats come in together. So long, old topper! * * * Don'i bio wup when jour tire does. The opinions ot UiOM wllh you are much harder to change. » » • It's hoe, hoe, hoe these days—but garden work lc no loud laugh. • • • « Fancj btlb are the vogue and many jounf , fellows are wearing them ju»t above where tKey ihoald be used. * * * | A minor league ball plaper married a movie i queen. Maybe he'» weak on curves. American Broadcasts Bring Limited Reaction There is a perfect climax to the incredible "Voice of America" story that seems to have been overlooked. The investigating congressmen were so in. censed by what they called the "drivel, : 'dander and falsehood" of some Spanish* knguage broadcasts to Latin America that they paid little attention to this point brough out in the testimony: There was no evidence of listener reaction in Latin America. Congress appropriated millions for thes« broadcasts and apparently forgot them. The State Department farmed . iome of them out to private networks, as Congress ordered, and then either forgot them or was so understaffed that It couldn't check them. And then Latin America forgot to listen. At least, no friend of the Yanqnis rose to protest the slander on the fair names of New England, Nevada, Texas, and the rest. Nobody seemed to chuckle over this embarrassing example of self- criticism. ' It was bad enough for these broadcasts to.go out—though not as bad aa some affronted congressmen think. But it was far worse to learn that all this elaborate expenditure of money and effort seems to have just gone bouncing off into space, and that was the end of it. From now on the "Voice of America" scripts—assuming that the "Voice" survives—will probably be checked and double-checked. We may assume that there will be no more broadcast catalogs of our states' imperfections. But all the checking will not guarantee any listeners. A 11,000,000,000 appropriation would not put radios in the homes of all the millions of Latin Americans who haven't even money enough for proper food and clothing. It would not force the few who have radios to listen to the short-wave Vo 1C e in preference to domestic programs. In Europe and Asia, it would not convert many among the m i|li olls of Russians who have been taught from cniMhood to believe only what the state want, them to believe-or suffer the dire consequences. Telling the-story of free America to the world by radio was a wonderful idea " was , high-minded notion to sing our SOUK to peopie in faiM)fr lands> and the reviews of our new books, and sketch for them the varied pictures of our daily SiA'THEVILLK (ARK.) COURIRR NEWS the So a lot of people were set to work e idea ' There »•« a lot °f *"** '<* of words to be ' M ^h a couple of other big-scale creative writing oiled WHA and OWL some of e bound to h« pretty silly. t * **** day When the na boundaries of countless hu- inmds ,re erased, and people under- er the live, and problems and of their fellows ft, other lands. 0»*M are *>m« more immediate problems that h«ve to b« solved before that day arrives. Most of these problems hinge on peaceable agreement among the people who make the policies of world governments and shape the destinies of nations. We doubt (hat most of those people really care whether Texas was founded in sin or conceived in holy political wedlock. So perhaps Congress could appropriate our money to better advantage than on these free-wheeling cultural productions. And perhaps' the State Department might <lo better, for the time being, if it took a more direct and concrete approach toward the creation of worldwide good will for America. VIEWS OF OTHERS What Moscow Has Done to Henry Until recently, the world has been under the Impression that James Watt Invented the steam engine, Thomas Edison the incandescent lamp and that Marconi had an important role In the development of radio. But not These benefits to the human race were bequeathed by nusslan scientists. To their credit also are radar. Jet propulsion, penicillin and so on. Who says so? Moscow says so. All this we have been able to take in stride. But now It appears-nnd here please hold your hats—that hybrid corn is the product of Russian brains and ingenuity, beginning wllh the work of one V. V. Talonov between 1912 and 1916. ThU information Is gleaned by the New York .Times from Socialist Agriculture, organ of j the Soviet Ministry of Agriculture. In Its comprehensive article on the subject, Socialist Agriculture shows how the work of Talonov was taken up by others over the j'ears until now hybrid corn ii a familiar sight In Rus- ii»n fields. But Henry Wallace's name Is never even mentioned in the article, nor is the fact that, as Secretary of Agriculture Vice President and Secretary of Commerce, he ardently brought to Russian attention the corn seeds that were being developed In this country. At this point, we paus« to shudder at man'i Ingratitude to man. —St. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Holdups Mustn't Pay Negotiations between the railroads and the three unions whose threatened strike forced Government seizure have broken down. The union heads now seek a congressional investigation. Why this stubborn persistence on the part of these labor chiefs? Why the equally stubborn immovability of the railroads? Why the refusal of '-t Government to become involved other than as mediator? '•-' Consider the plight of Messrs. Alvanley Jorm- »ton of the Engineers. David B. Robertson of the Firemen and Englnenu-n, and A. J. Glover of the Switchmen. They are out on a long, long limb. They have. Inescapably pulled their unions with them. To a degree, all or labor shares Iheir precarious perch. They parted company with la other railway unions and refused a settlement all th e others accepted. They by-passed the chance for arbitration. They rejected the recommendations of the emergency fact-finding board. They ignored an appeal from the President They forced Government seizure of the railroads nnd brought upon themselves a Federal injunction. They have revived talk in Congress and elsewhere about the. necessity of further curbs on labor unions. Consider their position with their own men and with labor in general if, with a record of such dubious accomplishment behind them, they have to climb down from that l imb with no more ap _ pies in their hands than the other unions gathered without damaging good name of rail labor! We do not presume to pass Judgment on the demands of these three unions. Perhaps some of what they want, all rail workers should get In due time, we do not know. But of one thing we feel very sure: they should not get It now. for If they rio. It would be tantamount to telling the is unions who accepted the best they coulrt get through the give-and take of the ba- Balnlng table that th, : y are saps-that the way to Bet results ts to create a national emergency, nut put the squeeze on the Government To make sure nothing like that happens now transcends any and .„ „ , he n|Crits of , he ^^ -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. SO THEY SAY The Suit He Wonts to Wear to Philadelphia Distorted views of industrial problems held by both managers and Inbor representatives are to blame for strikes a ,,d other conllicts.-Dr Ross Signer, Dartmouth. College. * • • » is noi necessary to burn up flie world with our,mr r: " " " Ot " CCCS! * ry w kcci1 PO" rl "S out billions to repair the damage of sabolagc- II « not necessary to caich, by exposure, those who «'e gnawing away the foundations or the free so- cleUK.-j 0 hn roster Dulles, Republican party adviser on lorelgn affairs. • • » No matlrr who is President, we must have a Kberal Congress.-WillUm O'Dwyer. mayor of New York City. '• • * " Is (oo bad the pe op i e o{ thc UnUed statcs •nd the world have to have their hopes dashed oeciuse we have a man from Missouri who thinks . * n » to live up to Missouri itubbornnesi, now tt«t he h« set out to b« taugh.~S« n . Qlen T.ylor CD), Idaho. / Alaskan Defends Politicos in His Territory; Officials Warned to Pick Relatives Carefully vir. wB w, Pe . t * r Edson .diriacy of Henry Wallace Moscow i>r.A n Lt.snington Correspondent radio hns boon hitiin? H-f t i;--« WASHINGTON _ (NEA >_ con- hard. Inln gb ?o C O,' V |,K! somebody lad to ho made e clone on Another 3000 there are some of your Boston' Democratic political leaders still mayors 1 don't like very well, • '_°° k ?'*'* *' hen askcd to speculate either." i on wlio their vice presidential C an| diclate will be. Rayburn. Vinson. as new material Is declas- .ed. Young scientists who want to get credit for their research through publication of articles in John ' Douglas, Barkley, ' Byrd', Lucas' ' tcclinical journals are the principal O'.Mahoney have all been mentioned a PP" can 's 'or clearance on their but somehow lack the political . ^P 61 " 5 and reports. Some of the Congressional criticism of C. Virden, Cleveland industrialist now running the Commerce Department oHice of Industry Co- 0 °niph to piH them over. One dark- operation, because his daughter horse name being topetl with Is that worked for the Russian news "' """ ' " '""— """ agency., Tass, makes the third time that a Washington official has been under fire on acount of his relatives. first to Jeel this stigma was Army Secretary Kenneth Royall, whose of Rep. A. s. (Mike) Monroney of Oklahoma. He was winner, 'with Sen Arthur Vandenberg, of the first Collier's award to outstanding congressmen of the year. He was co-author of the congressional re- titles baffle the average reader com- plctely. like "The Exchange Absorp- ' lion of Ions From Aqueous Solu- ' (ions by Organic Zeolites." Most overlooked point In con- siclerine extension of reciprocal trade agreements is the tact that brother-'in-law hapuenccf to be'To- organization plati. His "greatest poll- a!1 " ew agreements give U. S. an hannes Steel. Next was Col Hamil- " cal drawback is tliathe comes from eKa P« clause." under it. whcn- ton Robinson, New York Republican a western state. What the Dem- ; e ' er "" American industry can lawyer In charge of the State De- ' o"^ ne«l is a candidate from ?,, w ?" Rt an 5' . trad . c agreement tar- partnicnt's Office of control. His somc more Populous state New York second cousin. Robert T. Miller II i or Pennsylvania, to suck in all had once visited Russia. Roblusori 1 ttlcir electoral votes. has now resigned. Royall and Vir- i 600 Papers Cover Atom Bomb den are sticking It out. But the 1m- ] indications of how long it will be piled warning for all government ' before the Russians can develo iff rate is causing it a, loss ol business, an appeal for relief may be matie to U. S. Tariff Commission. If (tie commission finds an infant in- op an dustry suffering from foreign competition through lov; tariff, rates may be adjusted upwards. So far ^,?^:^,=.=lr,£»»lr!S = .,, P , C ^ C . ° f i™-j»V*". la '-y_?>><"« in chemistry and worth a year. A U. S tadustrj! Is he SUlln-MolotO' ive," the more like IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff torrnponarnt ••••••••••*• HOLLYWOOD I NEA) - If and vhen/Rcd Skclton gets his release ram M-G-M (he's still working on t), he'll become a partner in Holywood's strangest business aAso- ciation. R^d's plan is to lorm an mlependcnt film producing compa- i.v with his ex-wife. Edna, and ner husbar.d, diicctor Frank Borzage! David Nivcn's boss, Sam Gcld- wyn, has kept him rushing from picture lo picture ever since he wound up Ills role In the Army. Now it's opposite Teresa Wright in "Take Three Tenses." Last wec'k it ivith Jane Wyman in the Warner film, "A Kiss in the Dark." This summer it will be a re-make i:i England ol "The Scarlet Pimpernel." The day Niven completed the Warner film, Goldwyn's casting director. Billy Selwyn, In a jovial mood, cailcci Nivcn on the phone. "When do you finish Ihe picture (oda)-?" Sclwyn a-.kcd, gravely. "About 4:30 Ihlj aflfrnoon," »U1 Nivrn. "Fine," said Srlwjn, "Sir. Golrl- »S'ii h»s another job for you. He wauls jon up at his Viousc it five to clo his launriry." I'll timer lorsct NivctVs film de bill for Golrhvyn back In 1935. Tne picture "Barbary Coast." Nivcn played the bit of an English sailor who was thrown out the window of x Sail Francisco bawdy house. The lolc «,« so small that all of it. was in Ihe picture's trailer! "SlrMtrar" Drsirtrl Joan Crawford. Belle Davis and Grecr Carson all would like to do the film version of the Broadway hn piny, "A Streetcar Named De- tire." But the play's producer. Irene Solznick, favors Joan. . . . Brian IXmlevy replaces Paul Douglas on Broadway this summer in "Born Yesterday." ... Recommended; Bcuay Vcnula's album of old-time songs, "Record Qa«He." It's a great magic carpet back to the day Nineties. I hadn't heard "Wftllz Me Around Again. Willie" and "When Frances Dances With Me" in years. Looks like Anne Baxter will tic with Linda "Amber" Darnell for the most sweethearts of the year. In "Yellow Sky." slic plays the on!y girl in a western ghost town. Seven bandits, including Gregory Peck, all (all in love with her. McENNEY ON BRIDGE Called Lead Upsets This Slam Contract By William E. McKcnncy America's Caret Autborily Writlcn for N'EA Service | In tournament bridge it is not 'o ; permitted to waive a penalty, if a player commits an infraction, such as leading out of turn or revoking THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1948 Congressmen Cook Up Big Deal But Snails Stump 'Em; Navy Too THI DOCTOR SAYS % rf * By Harman \v. N'lchol* i (United Press Slaft Correspondent) WASHINGTON, June 10 ,rm> Congress and the Navy have some- thins awful in common They don't ™ In spile of the fact that swimming is a pleasurable and healthy sport indulged In by millions, every summer sees a gr«at many unnecessary dentils from drowning. Outdoor swimmers should take precautions. Haphazard swimmin: in unguarded lakes, oceans or rivers may hold unexpected dangers. The water may be deeper limn expected, there may be undertows, submerged rocks, stumps, weeds or sudden step-offs. Sometimes the water is more shallow than anticipated and a dive will result in a broken neck or back. Don't Swim Alone In cold water cramps may develop and even a good swimmer can drown. The lone swimmer runs the greatest risk of alJ. No one should go :n swimming away from either a supervised beach or Die presence ol some experienced swimmer who can come to (lie rescue if things go wrong. Even an expert ought to avoid swimming alone. Another point of importance U swimming after meals. The digestion 01 food in the stomach requires !hc presence of a large amount of blood in that area. This blood is taken away from the muscles ant other parts of the body so that at, the height of digestion muscular cramps are UArticularly likely to develop because of the temporary poor circulation. No one should swim immediately after a mea». Digestion Is almost complete two hours after a meal and there is lair safety alter about an hour. Stay out of the water at least this long after eating. Some people have died in the water because they were sensitive or allergic to cold. This Is a sort uf reaction . to the cold water rather than true drowning. Another cause of drowning vs becoming alarmed or excited— sometimes when in shallow water. Keep your head Lj another good principle. The good swimmer is safer in the water than the poor one unless he takes foolish chances. A thoroughly good swimmer, however, knows the risks and does not take any unnecessarily. tu.ll! 8 .MrBs Josephine Barglela of Nr- She saw a Washington piece in the paper about snails. It said the Navy was about to be chased off Guam by the pests. Capt. W. J. Jennings, who ha» . sham eye on the problems O J our territories., let the snail out nt l,|., shell when he nppearer! before the House Appropriation-. Committee not long ago. He revealed that the Japs are amoiiir other things. snall-catcrs Thev fetched their lunch along when thev lunch-basket (Including snails) when our boys out-scored ''em The snails began to multiply and our Navy began to view with wide eyed alarm. The slithery thinci were eating everything in sight They (the Navy guys) sent son™' .snail experts Hying to Guam, but to no avail. They also dispatched a scientist to darkest Africa, from whence came the Guam snail originallv I This poor soul was told not to come dome until h e had found a snail eater. An awful hungry one The scientist should have "called on Mrs. Bargiela. She loves snails "I could eat 'em by the thousands." she wrote. "There are several ways to cook 'em. All accordin lo your snail tasle." You take a flock i,l snails depending on how many are coming to dinner, and bake them with their hides on. (snails, uot guests) Then serve them with butter sauce ; Yum, yum, yum! Mrs. B's own quotes. Or you can boil snails, if you likfl boiled snail. Fill a pan with water , and turn the lire up until the water boils. Plot the "goodies" into the H20 and then fish 'em out and shuck off their shells. Now chop the meat into litlle bits. Season ing Dr. Jordan is unable to inidvidual questions from Note: answer readers. However, each dny he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. • • * QUESTION. Will potassium iodide benefit rheumatism and ariri- ritis? ANSWER: This i s a »64 question. Iodides have been given for many jenrs for certain forms of arthritis, sometimes with apparent benefit. There is some doubt, however, as to how this substance acts favorably if and when it does. It i.s another subject about which more has to be learned. ed the ace of ctubs. -i-ie three heart bid by Soulli was an asking bid, and North's response showed the king of hearts. So all South had to do was to bid seven spades. At this point East led the king of diamonds out of turn. The tournament director called, and he explained the rule. The king of diamonds could be treated as a penalty card, which meant that It would have to left face up on the table and East would be required to pjay it at his first opportunity. Or else the declarer could condone the lead, in which case it would stand, South's hand would become the dummy and North would have to play, the contract. The third option, and the one commonly employed, is for declarer to tell the offender to pick up the card led out of turn and call [or the lead of a specific suit by the proper leader. In this case South elected to call for a heart lead. He knew that North held the king of hearts, and he wanted to guard against the loss of a heart trick. But, to his amazement Fast trumped the trick and returned the king of diamonds. Now declarer was so upset that, by mistake he put the ace of hearts on the kins of diamonds and immediately West put on the ace of diamonds . with garlic (Ed: Ah! that must be the answer, Congress) nnd add * little olive oil. Or. if you prefer your snalli fried: If you do. hone a knife and clip up some fresh peppers and fry them with the entree. Maybe n little steamed rice on the side. On hearing about the snail-eating habits of some people one congressman made a face and went "ugh," according to the report our Newark friend read In her local paper. "That fellow." Mrs. B. allowed, "didn't know his snails, sir, and you can tell him I said so.'i There you are, Mr. Congressman! The Guam snails. It ought to be mentioned right here, are big fellows. They measure from four to six Inches and weigh a heep. From a pound to around a pound and * quarter— nnscalded and' nnshelled. Mrs. Bargiela, who reads a story clean to the end, noted that. It gave her another Idea. They are good for a midnight snack, too, she said. Served cold. So there you are. Congress, and the Navy. Get in touch with our friend In Newark. She thinks it's silly to keep on sending people all around the world to find snail caters. Right there's your gal. (Or go out and get a hamburgcrl) Years Ago In Blythevillt Miss Peggy McKeel arrived honin last night from St., Charles, Mo., where she attended school at Linrt- ewood College, to spend the 5umm- - er with Mr. and Mrs. J. A.'Leech. Mrs. Jarnes B. Clark will serve as fourth vice president of the Arkansas Society for Crippled Children for the coming year. She has recently returned from the annual convention held at Pine Bluff. Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Vail will Icavn tomorrow for a vacation to be spent in Nevada, Mo., with his mother who will celebrate her 80th birthday there. oilier heart for East to ruff, and » perfectly good s?ven contract was and won the trick. He returned an- down three tricks. * 964 VKQ87532 Want lilnic for "Annie" Judy Garland hus been set play the title role in "Annie Get Your Gun" at M-G-M but producer Arthur Freed hasn't given up trying to get fling Crosby to costar with her. It Bi»g accepts, writer Sidney Sheldon will have lo re-write the script. The Bctte Davis Him, "Winter Meeting," had the dubious distinction of closing the Warner 7'hea- ter on Broadway. The house will be closed indefinitely. ... A top band leader canceled his appearance at Carnegie Hall on the ovo of a swing concert. Reason: Tiv- ticket sale was less than S50D. Morgan Comvay, the screen's I'X- Dick Tracy, is out lo promote high ideals in films for today's youth. His first independent will be "The Twins." an anti-Juvenile delinquency effort. . . . Virginia Mayo is wcarinc a new Hollywood fashion novelty, a coat called "Stars ana ' It is remiired that the tournament Striprs." You add a stripe ou the ; director be called because of the cf- A A K QJ 1052 ¥ A.! 4 4 Kone *KQJ Lesson Hand—Belli vul. Snulh Wcsl Norlh Kasl 1 A Pass 3 J. Pass 3 V Pass \ V Pass " A Pass i'iiss Pass Opening—* K H sleeve for every starring role. Wha no stripes for husbands, too? Economist Dreams Up' 'Bird-Like' Flight Vision \VELLESLEY. Mass.. June 100.— iUP>—Men will fly bird-like In Ihe world of tomorrow envisioned by economist Roger W. Babson. feet that th'e offense may have on the field, j In toiiays hand South was using the two demand bid which required his partner to show aces. Therefore, ! North's three club bid simply show- | bird-like when some scientist "discovers some product which Is insulated against gravity." This, lie lold his former classmates, "would make it possible for lie offered his glimpse of the; nil individual to stand on some- future 50 years henrc in a spccrh thing three feet square and a tew at the SOtli reunion of the Massa-! inches thick and eliminate his of Technology I weight so that he could fly pcr- ! sonally with or without the aM of men will fly K motor. chusette Institute class of '98 Babson predicted Radio Singer HORIZONTAL 1,5 Pictured radio singer 11 Rat 13 Renovated 15 Frozen 16 Arabian gult IS Hip 19 Accomplish 20 Vegetable 21 Universal language 22 Slave 25 Pace 27 Auricles 29 iMimickcr 6 Lease 7 Preposition «She with an airplane accident in 1943 9 Reverential fear 10 Closer ) J Be carried 12 Little Hap HLel fall 17 From 2.1 \Vcallhyman 24 Expunge 25 Overflow 30 Baseball stick 26 Pejtcr 31 Narrow inlel 32 Blushing 33 And 35 Pipe SGCollon fabric 38 Heart (Egypt) 39 Fillip 43 Medical suffix 4* Egyptian river 47 Airship 48 Corner 50 Periods of the year 52 Trims 51 Chargers 35 Belongs lo her VERTICAL J Jocular 2 Fruit drink 3 DiiTiinulive of Edgar 4 Half-cm 5 Release 28 Pigpen 29Conslcllalion 32 Gems 3-i Strong vegetables 41 Area me-Asur« i'2Sharp sound 45 Pillar 46 Compass poinl 48 Born 35 Light browns 40 Over (contr.) 37 Sturdy trees SI Whirlwind 33 Grit 53 Symbol for 40 Promontory rhodium

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