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PAGE THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS Aiu, "" THS (jouauoi NEWS CO. H. W. BAIHES, PuMilher JMOta L. VSRHOEFT, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. AdrsrtWac Uutftr BLYTHEVTLLB <ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 194*- Natloittl AdrertiiiBI Representative*: WrtS* 00, New York. Oh!c««o, Detroit, publlitMd tfltfj Afternoon Except Sunday Entered « ie«rad class matter at the port- oBic* at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9. 1911. Member ot The Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By Mrrter in the city ot Blythevllli or any »uWb*n town where carrier service U miln- tilncd aoe oer week, or 85c per montn, 1» ntru/withm a radlu. ot 60 miles, H.OO pet «ar, B.OO tor si* months. $1.00 tor three month., by mall outside 50 mile tone. I10XX) per year payable to advance. ' _ Meditations And I »ld, My stttnjth and my hope U perished from th« Lord: HenKmberin* mine affliction and my mlstry, the wormwood and the- f all.-Lamentatlorui 1:11, 19- * • * • Tit only from the belief of the goodness and wisdom of a Supreme Being that our calamities can be borne in that manlier which becomes a man.—Mackenzie. Barbs A Florida thief robbed a man, then gave him f. ducking in » river. As If his spirits hadn't been dampened enough. • • • Beta* alwajl on time, but not always buyini thlnji that wmjr, make* for a happier life. - • • • Ther« are more than 5000 stars visible to the naked eye. Doubters arc privileged to count them. •ep*r«U task*. It IB a lingle, indivisible problem. It is not necessary to change the Constitution or make "moral commitments" to accept that fact. The Senate's reluctance to accept it, if persisted in, could cost us the faith of a friendly Europe. It could even kill the Atlantic alliance before it is born, and thus strengthen Russia immeasurably. We have gone too far to retreat by letting the rest of the world settle its own quarrels and stew in its own juice. Free Europe is helpless without us now. And unless Congress follows brave words with brave actions, we may one day stand helpless without free Europe. Shifting the Blame A motion picture industry spokesman says that movies have been made the goat of juvenile delinquency studies. We'd sny he had a point there More and more youngsters in trouble seem to be giving as their excuse, "1 got the. idea from the movies"—or maybe -"from the comics." Superficially that may be so in some" cases. In others it may be an alibi picked up frorn the very studies that tlie movie man mentioned. But juvenile crime is not caused by either movies or comics, or we should have millions of youthful miscreants. The real causes, we still believe, are such things as unhappy home life, poverty and bad environment. Some movies and comic books could stand an elevation of taste, but they aren't the prime villains. Watch Out You Don't Bust Yourself, Mister Great Sneem i* » doubtful prlie. To iel JOB »lth»r wwk loo much or too many. It Events in France Demonstrate Reds' Allegiance to the Kremlh Th. DOCTOR SAYS By Edrin P. Jordan, M. D. Written lor NEA Service Pellagra is essentially a disease which Is caused by a deflency of certain foods in the diet. It has been widespread over many parts of the world for a long time. As late as 1930, over 600 deaths In the United States registration area were considered to be caused by pellagra In 1B40, this had fallen to slightly more than 2000. This disease Is probably the result of a lack of part of the "vitamin B complex" in the diet. It can be prevented by eating sufficient quantities of fresh meat, dairy products, and certain vegetables. Once pellagra has developed in serious form, bed rest in a hospital may be aa well as a diet con- By DeWItt Markenile AP Foreign Affairs Analyst ' The grave clash between the Part.] government and the country's powj Drful Communist Parly has brouglvl France again up against the facl that all Communists, Irrespective ol birth, regard themselves »s owii allegiance first to Russia. This fresh drama can best understood by taking the last nv _ first, and then working back. Y«s.l terday a high government soiircJ in Paris said War Minister Rama] dier was taking legal action agalnsL the central committee ol the Frencrl Communist Party for allegedly in citing the army to revolt. Rainadler's complaint was said trl be based on statements made orl posters and the^ Red Daily L'Hu.I manlte during the miners' ctrikil last autumn. These stalements re.I volved about the theme that "Francil never will fight the Soviet Union.' Troops and police were sent tainlng rather large quantities of milk, meat, eggs, fresh vegetables, and enough food lo. supply an adequate number of calories. Brewer's yeast and similar substances containing large amounts of the particular portion of vitamin B lacking in pellagra are helpful. Common In Spring The symptoms of pellagra usually begin in .the spring. They may be rather indefinite in nature and Include such things as irritability, headache, difficulty in sleeping, weakness, and a vague feeling of mental depression. The dt<;ef'.ive system may be somewhat dlst...-. occupy the mines, and bloody clash.I es followed before the strike wail broken. • I We now move back to the pre.l ceding act. The reported govern-l menl action followed a speech irl parliament Tuesday by Main'-I Thorcz, Communist Party sccrclnrj general and one of International Communism's top leaders. Thore;! repeated a statement that thf] French people should welcome th«L Red army If It ever reached France! The way the speech developed wail this: * Blast Hurled at the U. S. (1) Russia never would be an ag-. The' French peopl» system may oe somewnai . jj res sor. 12) The 1 French peopl» ed with vague abdominal pains or -,,1^ be led "In spile of their wish '. VIEWS OF OTHERS Among the seasonal sports are basketball, bowling, hockey and those who are already stepping out in new spring clothes. J Whither the Farm Vote? ^cfteson Retains Sense of Balance, Humor, Too, As Talk About Atlantic Pact Reaches Silly Stage To Preserve Own Freedom, U. S. Must Keep Europe Free The Senate oyencd debate on the North Atlantic alliance by rediscovering * familiar provision of the Constitution. That provision reserves to Congress the right; to declare war. In doing so it rules out any treaty which would pledge this country in advance to all automatic declaration. But this has been so from the Monroe Doctrine of 1820 to the Western Hemisphere Defense Treaty of 1947. It is scarcely a fresh discovery. Yet a number of influential senators have rushed to take refuge behind it. Chairman Connally of the Foreign Relations Committee has declared that "we are not responsible for the disagreements that might grow up in the countries of Europe." He has said he does not favor "assuming obligations which we do not intend to fulfill." He and others have spoken up strongly against any "moral commitment" to go lo war. These arguments raise some questions that are left unanswered. Does our lack of responsibility for Europe's disagreements mean that we can avoid becoming involved in their consequences? Does our refusal to fulfill obligations mean that they will never be forced upon us? What precise meaning, if any, is attached to a "moral commitment" to declare war? We do not mean to cast doubt on the sincerity of the men who raised these questions. The senators want to avoid war. They want to preserve both liberty and peace. But how does their hesitant attitude square with our postwar foreign policy, which is directed toward the same goal? ' Despite its ups and downs, that policy has been shaped with certain un- Jnistakable facts in view: Russia cannot hope to achieve world revolution without conquering the United States. And the United States cannot hope lo preserve its freedom—except perhaps by unparalleled sacrifice—unless it helps preserve the freedom and inde- ; pendence of non-Communist Europe. I These are generally accepted reali- ! ties. The Senate has faced them with ''_' arguments more appropriate to the 1920s ! than to the present. Yet history and common sense tell us that we can no longer stand aloof from the world. We cannot escape the responsibilities thai, go with that position. The"Soviets may attack us obliquely, but th«t should not deceive us. The pre• gervation of our own freedom and that «f Boa-Communist Europe is not two Tlie administration will doubtless offer farm legislation with an eye toward keeping the farm vote. The contribution that farmers made to Mr. Truman's election naturally encourages the Democrats to wish to mnkc thai help permanent. _^^BB~' Some observers feel the election may have Introduced a revolution into me traditionally Republican farm bell. The Republicans cannot give much to the farmers for the next Lwo, to four years, they surmise, while the Democratic Party can go far, and undoubtedly will, to meet farm needs. Yet no signs of a Insling swing toward the Democratic Party showed up at the conventions of the two major farm organizations held after the election. Nor did fnrm leaders ftt these Orange and Farm Bureau gatherings perceive signs ol such a movement. The northern farm territory Is represented In Congress largely by Republicans. They developed a farm leadership In Congress with a practical know-how. The Democrats are handicapped in northern farm matters by having a major part ol their northern strength in the big cities. Farmers don't know the city Democrats, nor do these show much interest In rural problems. There has. however, been a trend lately among farm organization lenders townrd looking for bipartisan support in Congress. This marks something of a necessary turning away from a minority Republican Party and a broadening of base to Include a now dominant Democratic Party. To that extent the swing, still in its beginnings, brings a loss to the Republicans and a gain for the Democrats. II tlie Truman administration produces a first-class firm policy, adapted to th« North as well as to the South. It might succeed in furthering thjs trend. -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. By Peter Edson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA) — Hulla baloo over the North Atlantic pact has now reached the silly stage. Washington skies are so full ol trial balloon feel-outs on this subject Ihat the place looks like London's wartlmfe cover of captive, sausage gas bass before a Luftwaffe air raid. Meanwhile, the transoceanic buzz-bombs ot propaganda which the British are firing in this direction, accusing the U. S. of ••welshing" on original commitments, add mightily to the lull. Under all this pressure, secretary of Stale Dean Acheson hns thus [ar given an outward show ot keeping his own sense ol balance and— more Important—his senses of humor. Privately the premature congressional debate, started by Senators Connally and Vnndenberg, may make Acheson snap at his mustachlos and pluck at his eyebrows. But at his press conference, when he was questioned about nil the foreign and domestic criticism of the paci, he was the good humor man. "I could add a great deal 10 the confusion by commenting on all these charges," said Acheson, "but I won't." He refc-ired to all the comments now flying around as "bucking and filling" without, he said, knowing exactly what "tilling" meant. Privacy. Calmness Needed Using a ligure of speech with which he was obviously more familiar, Secretary Acheson referred In the smaller, pocket-size dictionaries, the words aren't so fnr apart at that .even though their meanings should be. Speaking seriously, the secretary said that, at the present time, the need was tor a certain amount ot privacy in the preliminary discussions, and calm consideration ol ths points at Issue. Within the near future, the State Department hopes lo make public a dratt of the proposed North Atlantic pact. The time to start ar- •'iilug about It will be then. In the meantime, tlie lirst Senate debate doesn't seem to have helped Iht negotiations to any great degree. The Connally-Vandenberg state mcnts that the U. S. Congress would not give up its right to declare war or not to declare war in event o ;rcssion against a pact membc- was what upset western Europca statesmen. That caused the Euro peau press—particularly the Brit ish—to charge that the U. S. was now backing out on its agreement The sunf-tors 1 statements were > best unnecessary, because the U.S. Constitution says clearly that Con- press shall have the right to declare war. If Europeans depending future U. S. military aid don't know this, it's high time they learned it. It hns been clearly understood this country since the proposi- 1 on of military aid for a Western European Union hns been considered. It is fully understood in the inter-American reciprocal assistance pact signed at Rio tie Janeiro September". 1917. No North Al- Thafs why all the current excitement is bt'side the point- Policy Clearly Stated As Secretary Acheson pointed out, 11 discussions on the North At- antic pact, which have been going on since last summer, have been based on very definite and repealed statements of American policy. diarrhea oil and on. In the more acute types (ever, tremendous weakness, and a rapidly downward course occur which may even lead to death. In the chronic forms which remain untreated, there is a tendency to mental deterioration with recurrences o[ mllrt symptoms. The rough skin of pellagra is characteristic. The major effort against this disease, like the other conditions caused by insufficient vitamins In the diet, should be prevention. A well-balanced diet Including fresh •egetables and dairy product! Is desirable. 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. First is the United Nations Charter. Its first article calls on all member nations ". . .to take ef fective collective measures for the prevention aud removal of threats io the pence, and for the suppression of ads of aggression or other breaches of the peace. ..." Second is the Vandenbcrg resolution of last June. It reaffirms U. S. policy to achieve peace and security through the United Nations. Two of the Vandenberg resolution's six specific proposals to achieve tills end are: One, development of regional arrangements for individual and collective self-defense in accordance with the Charter. Two, association of the Uniter 1 States "by constitutional process Kith such regional and other collective arrangements. Here is T clear statement arid warning tha itie U. S. Constitution will not b by-passed. Third is a unanimous report o the House Foreign -Affairs Commit tee, stating principles similar to th Vandenbere resolution. Finally, there is President Tn man's inaugural address of la i month. Hb 'pouit three' was a de j Imite commitment to "strengthe 1 freedom-loving nations against th I dangers of aggression." I What more could they ask fo than these assurances? QUESTION: My husband has stones In the bladder. Is there any medicine or cure other than oper- I presume this refers ation? ANSWER: to urinary bladder and not gall bladder. If the chemical nature of stone Is of the right kind it ay be possible to help with diet. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NF.A Staff Correspondent SO THEY SAY There is need for a great spiritual reawakening to percepts on which lasting peace can be built. Unlil that lime, we must not be lulled Into n false sense of security. To be secure, we must be prepared for any emergency which may be thrust - upon us.—Gen. Jacob L. D«vcrs, chlel, Army Field Forces. • * • Even in Ihe field ol national security, the area of secrecy must be absolutely limited to the necessities of security. "Hush" is a powerful word. It Is an Insidious word because, unless cheeked, it has an Ivy-like tendency to grow and cover ever more and more tenltory.—Sen. Bricn McMahon i.D> of Connecticut, chairman, Joint. Congressional Atomic Energy Committee. The Republican Party is flat on Hie floor, wllh nowhere to go but up. 1's not sure a fight will hurt the party. The Democrats are always battling, and tlroy win just the same.—Rep. Clarence J. Brown (R) ol Ohio. • » » There's really no such thing as n happy lover. He may be satisfied, but he's not happy. Tlie mere stale of being In love automatically means you are unhappy.—Dr. Henry S. Sagcr, Hollywood psy chialrist. By ErsVlne Johnson funniest line of the evening. NEA Slaff Correspondent she turned^to Bob anil quite Fl ^= oiTU E i ^ srwr^^X-s: report today, was a terrific sue- -*£" youngis once tricll to give a < ^crc *,re illuminated lotus bud., | r-ty -UK,or a tent -t^r San floating in the swimming pool. *CTIMIIUU *» i _ , pheasant on the buffet ta- McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Finesses Work to Make Small Slam 75 Veors Ago In BJyfhevil/e— J. H. Crain "f Wilson has been amed temporary chairman of the rkmo Production Credit Associa- on, organized in Pine Bluff with capitalization of JSM.Ooa to sup- y the short term production credit equipments of the large cotton ilanters of Arkansas and Missouri. Miss Peggy McKecl who attends indenwood College at St. Charles, lo., had a college coed part In the he trick. If East returned a spade, Miss Carlyle would know Ifm the queen was not in that hand. East night return a diamond, which would give declarer a free finesse The king of diamonds had to be m n the East hand, in order to make .he contract. East, however, returned the king of hearts, which declarer won. Now she trumped the three of hearts in dummy with the deuce of diamonds, led the seven of diamonds ana finessed the nine-spot. The seven of clubs was played to dummy's queen, and hoping that the clubs were divided 4-3. Miss Carlyle cashed dummy's ace and king of clubs, discarding a losing heart and a losing spade from her own hand. She then led the five of diamonds, finessed the ten-spot the ace picked up the king and gave her the contract. Read Courier News Want Arts. nlo a war against Russia. <3i „,.., der such circumstances Russia, Ir ner own defense, might have tcl 'chase the enemy onto our soil.'. (4 In this case the French jjcopM probably would behave no different-! ly toward the Red army from thil way the "workers and people of Po-l land, Romania and Yugoslavia" bej haved when the Russians arrived! The next day the French Com| munfst Party formally declared thai the French people "will never mak» war against the Soviet Union." Thi*. declaration further contained a blast against the United States, saying In part: "The American Imperialists, whH seek world domination, want—wltrl llieir valets—tn make war againsl the Soviet Union. They can't for-] give her for having put an end t<J the exploitation of man by man, t have set up a regime which end economic crises, and which. In ad vocatillg peace, expresses the deerl sentiments of the people. They wanl to drag France into such a mon-1 strous war—ft France destined furnish the Infantry to be sacr flced." Motion to Prosecute Fails The National Assembly the fi lowing day voted condemnation French Communist leaders for «lj leged treasonable statement*, and expressed confidence in the governj mcnt to punish them. During th« debate Premier Henri Queulllil threatened lo take legal actior] against the Communist lexers f attempting to "undermine the mor-| ale of the nation and the army. However, the assembly rejected motion calling on the government t prosecute Thore?. on specific charge* of treason or incitement to trea-l son. Thorez's statement of coursJ is based on the* idea of aggression against Russia by America and thfl other Western powers, Including France. Does he believe the ^ has aggressive designs? Well, that the line Moscow takes and ThoreJ is bound to accept it. Perhaps Rus-| sla does believe it. In any event it's clear Communists, like the Communist^ in any other country, give their al-. legiance to Moscow In all matters affecting Russia and Communism.] That's one thing which makes the solution of the "cold war" so difficult. The real, threatening danger to this republic lies In the lack of vigilance oil the part, of Its citizens—a lack of knowledge of what, or Indifference to what, their Executive and the Congress are doing—Rep. Clare E. Hoffman iR) of Michi- t»n. roast pheasant on blcs and all of Hollywood's foremost stars and fastest mice were there. Yes, mite. Racing mice Errol named after movie stars. They raccil on a 20- foot track ami people got betting on them from tips supplied by Smokcy Flynn's Never Loses Green Sheet. One mouse was named Tiger LU (alter Flynn's ex-wife Lili Da- miia.i His up on 'liier Lil was: "Ran owl when backed wllh smart money—mine!" Now Eirol is about to have another ex-wife Nora Eddlnglon. which is why, he told friends, nc decided lo give a party. ••It's inv coming out party," lie announced. Marsir EvldtuRton, tlie mother 31 his aboui-to-ce ex-wife, helped Errol come out. t Holly wood is a confusing place.) Errol's home is on a mountain lop overlooking San Fernando valley. There's a huge lawn out Iron! with a swimming pool In the center. The lawn was carpeted with canvas and covered with a lent. Tl\c side overlooking Ihe valley was ••glassed" in with green cellophane. It, was a crystal clear night with a lull moon. Tlie valley was ai;low and so were miile a few of F.rrol's guests. 1 never saw so many movie Slavs—or waiters. Jack Beany and Mury came with the Ronald Colimni—in Ronnie's i car. Jack's car just happened lo have an almost empty tank. Pidgeon. G:>r.sovi, Susan Peters, Ayrcs and, Sflziu'ck and Jennifer Jones. Oable. Temple, Raft. Joj'.i Bcnnctl— everybody was there. Mr«. Robert Younj save me the _. , weren't as lucky as Flynn. It rained all ! alicrnoon and finally, just before Uie first guests arrived, the tent gave up and collapsed. Busy BliiMr Errol buzzed around in a satin brojiidc evening Jacket and, as ii»v as I could sec. had no lady fair on his mind. O( course, after a couple of hours. I coulon't fee very lar. When I thought I detected Mickey Rooncy rirting a mouse in I the seventh race, my wile said it was lime to go home. Always a heavy plunger, I bet and lost exactly $1 on the fifth race asking for my mouse by numocr, as the olllcial "programme" said. Not until allcr tlie race, did I discover I had bet on the only handicapped movuc tlieve. The illuminated lotus buds floating in Hie swimming po°' fascinated me. They were marie of Incite and took two months to builrt, * fellow named 'Nightingale told me "Lir.hting by Nightingale" is his bu.s-nc. r -s. i "I handle all the big parties i» Hollywood," he said. "1 did a big g.inien parly on New Years Eve. At exactly 12 o'clock it *»owcd I "Too bad," I said. "No." lie smiled. ! "I did it with irick lighting. Snow | -.-vain—hail — I can do anythinj with lights." musical com&dy "Somla" which thq Lindenwood College Athletic Association presented Friday n _ This is a special event which Is at tended by the resident students well as many of the alumni *, return for this affair year alfe ^Mrs H. L. Halsell of Promts Land Is seriously ill with pneumoma| at Blytheville Hospital. I line to collect autographed recordings. Louise Carlyle brought over one of her NBC tecordings to me the other day. There Is a cute stoi-y in connection with her. I Her brother, Russ, has a band When he was called into the Army, ! he was wondering what to do wiih the baud, nnti baby sister Louise i said. "Why not let me take it over?" Russ Imis'hecl her off, but she was persistent. For a year and a half they played throughout the country, and there are some who say that, when Miss C^vlc lurried the band back to Social Insect I'rcvloitM ramEU Abigail smith Adams, who died in 1818, was the only woman who lias ever been both wile and mother o[ a President of the United States: her husband was John Adams and her sou. John Qumcy Adams. 10 6 « 1 62 * AKQ103 Xiss C»rljle * A K 3 t A432 « XQJ 109 + ' Rubber— Neither vul. South %V«t 1 « Paw \ N T r<iss 6 » Pnss Opening—^ 2 * j* s * Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass S When Frances Folsom Cleveland was inancd at the age of 72 to Cirm-cr Cleveland, she became fne first. First Ludy to be married-in the White Hou.'B. her brother, it was even better than It was when she took it over. She Is an enthusiastic bridge player. Although today's hand is not spectacular, you will notice that she handled it wisely. On the opening lead of the nine of'hearts Miss Carlyle played the ten from dummy. East played jack, which was uric-wed lo hold HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted insect It lives in 9 Inquire 12 Honey-maker 13 Fool H Garden tool J 5 Em ploy 1$ British novelist 17 Deed 18 Street (ab.) 19 Listeners 21 Pronoun 22 Otherwise 24 Jewel 26 Profound 27 Rasp 28 Near S9 Tantalum (symbol) 30 Note of scale 31 Half an em 32 Unclosed 3-! BONVS 37 Be borne 38 Biblical name 39 Measure of area 40 Flashed 46 New Mexico (ab.) 47 Strike lightly AO Foreign 50 Drone 51 Ear (comb. forn 1 .) 52 Tied 53 Oriental sash 54 Color VERTICAL 1 Mistreated 2 Cuddle 3 Golf mound 4 Engage 5 Notion 6 Falsifier 7 Vein of ore 8 One who (suffix) 9 Exclamation of laughter 10 It is a insect iRO PS ex 23 Closed 25 Musical instruments 32 Speaker 33 Sea robber 11 Cooking vessel 35 European 10 Methanes 20 Relented river 36 Peak 41 Role' 42 Century plan< | 43 Mature 41 Sharp 45 Finisher 48 Seed vessel 50 JumP on or " foot . 55 Years between 12 and 20 56 Caress

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