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PAGE POUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS COURIER NEWS CO. U. W HAINKS, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFK Editor PAUL O. HUMAN, Advertising Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wiuuei Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphu. Every AUernoon Except Sunday Enterea as second cltxss uiutiei at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, undtj act ol Congress. Ocwbei », 1911. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carriet m Uie city ol Blytiievllle or any •uotumii town where carriei service 1» mam- taiued, 2Uc pel week. 01 too pei month. By mail, wiumi a latins ol W) ouies, 14.00 per >eai J2.00 loi six mouths, *l.OU foi ihree niontui; by mall outside 50 mile zone, «10.0U per yenr payable in advance. Meditation It was impossible for the law to do il, hampered as it was by our physical limitations.— Romans 8:3. • * * Society has two aspccls: the one, through through government and courts, orsaulzes and regulates life from without; the other, through churches and personal religion, creates life from wilhin. What's the Difference? The Stilly ai\rt Justice Dopitvlnibnls have clamped down on another UN- accredited correspondent of a lCuroi>c;vn Communist newspaper. This time it 'is a Greek; a few weeks ago it was a Frenchman. Apparently our officials feel that a foreign Communist can see more, tell more, and do more damage than Moscow's dutiful agents on the N'cw York Daily Worker, who can go sinywhere and wite anything they please. What Can We Afford? Senator Taft gave an illuminating glimpse of his inmost thoughts on aid to Europe when he said: "People don't completely collapse. They go on living anyway." We hesitate to credit the senator with either the heartlessness ' or the thoughtlessness that his statement implies. But it probably must be taken as an explanation of his skeptical attitude toward the whole subject. It is true, ofcourse, that people don't -.collapse under hardship, individually and physically, until they are too weak or sick to go on. They may he hungry, .cold and hopeless, bvit they go on living anyway. They may be debased, abused and enslaved, and still go on living. Human history is full of the stories of such people. But that doesn't make those stories proud chapters of history, or mean that history must go on repeating itself. The only apparent reason for the senator's cautious approach to the European aid question is his fear of what aid will do to American lives, including his own. He doesn't want to "go on living anyway." He wants to live in an economic atmosphere that is free from high prices, high taxes, shortages and government restrictions. So do we all—millions of Europeans and Asiatics as well as Americans. The question is how best to create that atmosphere. People don't completely collapse, but economics and governments do. Surely Mr. Taft will also agree to that, (t is the preponderant opinion of informed minds today that several European governments and economics are facing collapse, and that they will collapse without sufficient help. ^ The Nazi Party of Germany was the =& cause of that threatened collapse. The ^f Communist Party of Russia stands to 't'tgain by that collapse—or thinks it does—and is trying to cause it. That second statement is as much a matter of record as the first. The Russian Communist Party refused to join in the Marshall Plan for European recovery. It has publicly pledged itself to fight it and defeat it. It has demonstrated its intentions so often, so openly and so recently that there is no need to draw up another bill of indictment here. The Communists' purpose is to control Europe, and eventually the world. The Marshall Plan's purpose is to thwart them by peaceful means. The governments of the U. S. and 16 European nations have estimated what is needed in money and material to strengthen Europe against this threat. Perhaps the needs and the costs are wrong, in spite of detailed study. But the burden of proof seems to rest v . on those who would drastically cut the proposed American aid without justi- fying their position beyond Baying that it would cost too much, It would not bankrupt America to provide the funds and materials requested for that program.. It probably would keep prices and taxes high and cause some shortages. Hut will half or a tli'ird or less of what is now nsked save Europe from Soviet domination? If it won't, what are the chances for peace? What could wo "afford" to spend on national defense? What could we "afford" to spend on national defense? What could we "afford" to spend to fight a war, virtually alone, against a Soviet Europe? Or does Mr. Tuft's comforting assurance that people "go on living anyway" apply to Americans, too ? VIEWS OF OTHERS A Timid Document The second annual rctwrt of the President's Council 'of Economic Advisers is a timid, tentative and disappointing document. 11 wns Impossible in 14,000 words of economic reverie, not lo say some good things. The commendation of the document lies in the great things ol overriding importance which were left unsaid. The worst drags on production and the achievement of economic balance in this country today arc basic shortages in such things as steel, electric power, freight cars, coal and coke and natural gus transmission lines, if these shortages were removed, production could leap ahead. Inflationary purchasing power could be absorbed, and we could achieve the expansion of our economic machine which is required If we are to be prepared for the industrial strain of another possible war. But Chairman Nouisc and his colleagues on the Council of Economic Advisers ignore these polnls almost entirely. Instead, there is considerable talk about the danger of creating excess productive capacity. Such talk may be expected from the American Iron and Steel Institute and perhaps from the National Association of Manufacturers; it comes with bad grace from a board of economic advisers to a president who Is ttie residuary legate of the New Deal 11 comes with particularly can grace at • time when there Is so much talk—wise talk— of the necessity of military preparedness. Military preparedness presupposes an economic establishment of such proportions that some ol H is in excess of normal national needs. It was only because we had such excess capacity during the last war that tile nation was able actually to roise ils overall standard of living while turning out miraculous, quantities of war machines. The proverbial example of excess capacity existed, before the last war, in the American railroads. No one could discuss the "railroad problem" without using tbe word "overbuilt" in every other sentence. President Roosevelt, it is said, used to sit on his porch at Hyde Park and. looking across the Hudson at the west line of the New York Central, observe the folly of having thut line In addition to the main tracks on the east side of the river. Yet when war came, the railroads of ihe nation as a whoe were barely sufficient for the load they had to bear. Hopeless congestion at the Port of New York was prevented only by the existence of the West Shore Line of the New York Central. So it seems to us that the council's second annual report talks too much of "cciuilibrium"; looks too much at normalcy, and does not consider sufficiently that this country may be headed for a permanently higher standard o( living for a large population, requiring a material expansion of economic capacity. —ST. LOUIS. POST-DISPATCH. BARBS Caught in a Tight Labor Market SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1948 Greece Becomes Pilot Plant for Marshall Plan And How It Can Be Expected to Benefit Europe By Peter Eclson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. INEA) -- Six! months of operation under the] that the have to State Department would of food, and a like tonnage of mil- "sk Congress for more itary supplies, have been delivered. Hank Wallace Remembered As An Active Source of Headlines THE DOCTOR SAYS + By Frederick C. Olliman (L'nitrd J'r*ss Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, (UP) — If Hie Republicans, Democrats. Liberals, and Conservatives kindly will keep their shooting irons holster| ed- -I give 'em my word there's no politics involved—I'd like to write a piece about Hank Wallace. The newest presidential candidate, I first met him in those unbelicv- A able days when we had too much" to eal. He was plowing under little belorc they grew up into ba- By Edwin P. Jordan, M. I). Written fur M;A Service The winter is a particularly easy time for people to get cold sores. I or what medical men call heri>'S I simplex. This condition is known to I be caused by a virus, which is a ' see y unde l r B an rg n,vi Sm to ° , sma " lo I V>Bs before they grew up into ba- p^obahiv th Olrtlnar y microscope. I con. There was too much of every- Probably the reason cold .sores are j tiling tdien tiie lousle-headed Hank was plowing under stuff all over America. Still there was too much. And there lie was passing out bine tickets to poor folks, entitling ™mmnn| n? 0 nl» *'"*", ls bccallse r at ih£. B r ™" down l " lysi - moe in^L *' ""* ""^ a ™ moie Inlections going around. Many people have occasional cold them to free food in grocery stores, sores, and a few seem to have the . This entailed a lot of doing and trouble much of the time without I the Agriculture Department, which any obvious reason. These sores are i was my news beat in those days, watery blisters on the skin, appear- ' found itself fill) of economists, ing particularly near the Junction ' About half of them—were ladles, between the skin and the mucious They talked the ears off of re- membrane of the lips or nose. Cold sores are not. highly contagious. When the resistance of a person is lowered by exhaustion, infectious disease, or by something e!se. susceptibility to the virus is increased and cold .sores are particularly likely to occur. Recovery from a cold sore occurs without any particular treatment in a few days. Those unfortunate people, however, who have one cold sore- right niter another are more annoyed by the slisiit symptoms and disfigurement whicn is with them constantly. One attack dees not increase resistance, tut rather predisposes the. occurrence of another sore in the same spot or nearby. Simple Treatment Several peopie, who seemed sus- porters, Hans was conferring with tht late Gen. Iron Pants Johnson, Issuing loans to fanners, exercising In East Potomac Park with his Australian boomerang I he was pretty good at lw, making statements about the ever-normal granary, studying Spanish and Russian, and going on a diet of mush. From niy viewpoint as a reporter writing feature stories, he was just the thing. He studied astronomy, lolight with photographers, and managed to make somebody sore somewhere, every time he opened his mouth. Take that mush. The livestock industry was horrilicd when the Secretary of Agriculture announced lie had concocted the perfect diet, for man. It consisted ol corn meal, ground soy beans and, if i re- niu.mw, ui operation uncier me niHHon more just, to earn' out the « r ,'™" lai !,,, Doct , rlne ' whlch Provided first year's operations, ending next $300 million lor relief, reconstruc- ! June 30. George C. McGhee. co- [lon and battling the Communists : ordinator of the Greek and in Greece give some idea of how ; klsh aid programs, says then Tur- has ; Marshall Plan for European'been no such decision. It may not I more ' :overy may work out—at best! be necessary to ask for addl-1 po1ltic " and worst. At its worst, Communist opposi- tional y direct Greek Co-Operation U. S. officials say th e Greek government is • co-operating with no than a normal amount of 1 squabbling. It has a bal- appropriations. anced budget, has dropped 15,000 Greece is one of the 16 European : hureal < cra ts from the public pay- ccptible to repeated attacks, were ' member correctly, dried Rutabaga vaccinated against smallpox and ] Hank boiled this together In a afterwards stayed free of cold sores grayish mash and ate nothing else for a long time. Smallpox is also a for weeks. Something seemed to b« virus disease, and it is possible, i missina. When he'd lost 12 pounds that the smallpox vaccination rais- i he began eating again like othed ed the resistance to the cold sores,] people. though why this should occur is i All the lime he was trying to not known. , cut down production on American The treatment of an ordinary 1 farms as SccreUrv of Agriculture, cold sore is simple. During the blis- i he also was experimenting with hy- tcr stage a simple drying applica- i brid corn In hope of making two tion, such as spirits or camphor or ears grow where only one grew calamine lotion, is usually helpful I before. This, ns It turned out. was When the blister has broken and H j a good thing. His corn operation crust has formed, a mild ointment, | turned into a multi-million dollar such as a heavy cold cream, may business. With farmers all over the help to soften the crusts. Exposure ; corn belt planting Hank's special to cold air, and especially to thu i seed, he actually was responsible sun, generally makes the symptoms I during the war for feeding many somewhat worse and seems to delay healing. an allied soldier. Well do I remember .the timft .. , • --• ~rr~-" , ^-.^t\.w 14 unt vi Liic io £jurupeRn i i. '" " — ---... -..— *juu**v. p&j- . - a photogi'aphcr happened bv a ho- lion to American aid will be more ! nations co-operating on the Mar- ! loUs ' and ls collecting taxes. ' QUESTION: Is the injection tel barber shop, where the secre- serious than anticipated. It. was: shall Plan. The Paris report from) Tne American mission, under I treatment lor hernia recommend- tal '5 T was sound asleep with his hoped that the Communist guerril- the 16-nation committee'o( Euro-j Gov - Dwight Griswold. is in con- las^ in Greece would be cleaned out; pcan Economic Co-operation allo- .'«". It is seem? that the relief iney still hold a cated Greece S5IO million worth of 8 ct s distributed, it holds the dollar last third of Ui c country. aid from North and South Aineri- ed? ANSWER: Not uitable for the mouth open. The resultant flash all hernias are brought him to his feet with fists injection treat- : flailing and laer spraying from his It was originally planned to spend ca. for the first vear J150 million to aid Greek military | cent of this were' to ' mem. This form of treatment de- i fncc lil f e damp snow. The camera was ruined and so, almost, was the cameraman. The hot - tempered receipts from sales of Greek exports scar, supposed to hold the rupture Refugees AiW to Krlicf Woes Refugees from this guerrilla warfare—350,000 of them have moved program • S14 million. For 1947, imporis from under the Truman Doctrine. I Greece will be about $28 million These are some of the bart as-j Exports. ' including relief, will be pects of the Greek and general \ over $70 million. recovery sit- I Total Greek exports to alt coun- into democratic territory, making '. European relief dT-o'nll,"i"hm^ M'' rter ' !lf sum T'" s unions. But the picture is not all \ tries next- year di ought biought crop failures, which; black. In addition to the 150 clvl- i reach S100 A deal in which the Merchants . Grocery company became the prop- pcrmicms Married men are said to be more inventive than single men. By necessity! » » » Barbers In an Ohio town ilccirtcd not to Ukc any more lips. Now If they'll j u .,t slop giving them. * » » A college professor recommends using lablc salt as the best agent tor cleaning teeth. All a takes Is a little grit. » • • One hundred friends honored a Nc w Jersey woman on lier 101st birthday. Wrll. l-ok h uw low it look her to gel Ihcre. » . . Standardization is a handy thing but we wish the movies wound'i be so deadly in earnest about it. IN HOLLYWOOD BY KRSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Stuff Correspondent By Urskinc Johnson N'KA .Sfaff Curri-sponiicnl HOLLYWOOD. iNEAl. - 1 give you today John Ford's "Rosebuds" —"Hedy" Vogel and "Greta" Crowley—the two most colorful personalities among Hollywood's 6345 extras. The Rosebuds, discovered and MO christened by llic director—"because he wouldn't hurt our feelings oy f calling u.s battle-axes"—are listed I in Central Castillo's filc.s as Elca- norc Vojcl and Jane Croivlcy. j But. at every .studio in Hollywood, when tltrir versatile acting serves | arc needed for a picture.'it's "Get [ me John Ford's Rosebuds." or. even more r,uccinct:y. "the Rosebuds." Work Together i Because they're both iiUy-ish, < k haired and of .similar build, and because thrv work liartl an,l i will do McKENNEY ON BRIDGE *"*i>;». >"»i>">">; >"»!>:>;>"*'>'>"*">">; Play Mechanically ,, , , . . ------ — — Far too manv people allow theril- L ,\ 7 m • Jailhouso. We selves to become mechanical in the make the ue.st jailbirds you ever nlav Botb dote on playing insane and "weird" characters. "In 'The Snake Pit' we were the vilest of the vile wards," says Hedy. "In 'Bedlam' we were crazy as loons. But you should have seen us in 'Forever Amber; There we were the streaking personally again, because it was some oilier reporter—not • pthman—writing now about his ex- the super chicken, producing drumstick de luxe. When "i knew him here he wai working at Beltsville, Md.. Experimental Farm on hogs which gave tender hams. They did. too, but they were such pale-skinned pigs that they got sunburned, languish- eci - ™d lost weight. Hank & Co. provided them with parasols- pore tomorrow afternoon for a two days district conference. mond trick with the Jive of spades, i Wallace, South has to assume that West Is j down to the blank ace. If West ' Js ' cec] ; the day was dull there always was I a headline to be found in the un" ! predictable doings of Henry Agard does not trump, and East trumps with the jack of spades, there Is not much of a problem • South gees over to th D ace ol hearts in dummy ami leads the Before Lubrication automobile brakes are tested as to adjustment, the linkage from brake pedal to drums should be throughly lubricated. It is also well to remember that lack of hand. Every pla SO THEY SAY Free enterprise will die a slow but sure death if businessmen lose control of tlicir business.— Sen. Harry F. Byrd (D) ol Virginia. » * • You can scud a message around tlic world in one-seventh or a second, yet it may take years to force an Idea through one-fourth inch of human skull.-Cliarlcs F. Ketlering, General Motors Corp. • • • H the Russians are having difficulty with their planned economy, it should serve as a warning | o us in the United States with respect to our own economy.—Sen. Glrn Taylor iDt ol Idaho. "They vouliln'l give us jobs where «c can louk like human boin-s." savs Ilccly. uncomplainingly. "Bui v, P d,,,,;! ra re—we Invc amlliin- trial's acting." Tin 1 H-jicbiiris iicicr plnvs cards, or knit, or read on the set. Tlwy just v»a;ch and listen. "We're aicrU" says Jlcdy. "and if anybodv falls clo.\n on tlleir lint's we're* rigi.t llieic to take over. We've filled In oodles of limes." and club. ! niciit or undue wear. and ! ' en of s P adcs - East must play the of lubrication often accounts for every discard should be thoucht I"™ 11 - which is covered with the i inefficient brake performance by out "careiullv if they arc a sur- ' ki ' 1B antl Wc ' sl -'s ace wins. Thus ' restricting the free action of the prisins number of almost, j mpos . i^^iarcr loses only two trump tricks , linkage and^ causing poor adjust^ siblc tricks will be won. In today's hand declarer has nine trumps Tiic odds favor that the adverse Inran distribution will be 3-1 rather than 2-2. However, rte- clarecr has two losing clubs, and anjihins a director a.sks ol j But the Rosebuds don't »ct pic- ihr-ni, the girls are. always hired 10- i tine j:>'os o.tcn en.m-h to satisfy ECtncr. They were juM trained i the;:' dramatic atnbi-loas by Ford (or "W.ir I'arty," "We navcn't worl-.cd VKKV in two supporting Henry Fonda. John 1 weeks." Hetlv wailed "and it s driv- \Vaync ami Shirley Temple. Whenever a director like Foul. : who has used them in cvu« picture , lies filmed in Hollywood lor l!ir pas. 24 years, has a bit :or Rosebud, but onr> ing us crazy!" Bill (Joodivin is up lor the corned;, leari in "Queen of Hearts." Anil Sothern WILLS the title of . . . not both, he apoio- i the mast ghmiorous tr.nnp of the Bizes Ur t.ic oimni.^.o,,. Apan from their outward ap- vra r. For Shoivivs." c the Roscbiuis hr.vc nuli- ; km- hi S;ig -Tfnu-nce in "April impersonates a , . . . - - i oi the ro;id complete to Mdual characteristics which dis- whirrs, wide month and a red tingiilsh them. , nc ,<,. . Pl ..,_ nk L ,, C!)SC ,.. 5 ,,j Wjsh Orela. who sans m Chicaao night '. t Didn't Lovo You So" introduced Chios many years ago. has a deep, i in "The Peri'., of Pmiliiie" looks husky voice, which still gets her i like a cinch winner in ihc 1 -song race. A Him 0^ V A 7 5 A S VQJ 108 4 0,f2 * AQ6 N W E S Dcclcr AQJ If fi 3 2 41075 * KJ 105 3 4 K 8 4 3 V K 3 * A K Q 6 Tonrnament—Neither vul. Snulh Wrst North East 1 » IV Pass Pass 1 A 2 W -I A P.nss Opening—If Q S an occasional siusinj bit. Hcdy'.s voice suggests the pungent. Uiuor of her naiivc Atlanta's corn pone au:l blttck-cycd peas. "Some directors," says Hcriy, "won'l give me a break on account of my acfcnl. They say 1 lock like a Knssi.m until' 1 open my moiitli. Can I help il If I'm a soth'cn belle?'* Greta, her yirl friend claims. »s also a southerner—"she was born a spittin' distance Irom Atlanta—MI South Cincinnati." "We're vc:y good Irouix'is." admits Hedy. the official spokesman Academy Entertainer HORIZONTAL 1,5 Pictured radio entertainer 12 Peruser 15 Opalescent 16 Art (Latin) 17 Tower 19 Cover No l>uc-:'a.slinc here: A new mys- | tory novel. Gertrude Walker's j "N. \er Ki^s a Stian^er," is being I pi'ddlcd (o Warner Brothers as a I D.'-r.e Clark or Kmnplircy Boqarl j vehicle; to Universal for Robert Cmnmiims; to 20:li century for i/m i McCallistcr; to Paramount for Bob Hope, 10 Distinct part 11 Interpret 13 And (Latin) 14 Groove 18 Measure Tin Oddity Sjme kinds of pine trees retain the,i' !,eo.i «-«;:rs unopened tov years before releasing them, and the foi the team. 'There s nothing too , knob-cone pine docs not scant. .,„ difficult for us to do." ; seeds until the tree, or branch on I.ovcly J'jojilc which they grew, has dio-l The Rescinds recently appear,-,! ._ ^_ in "The Snake Pil" and "Bedlam." I Read Courier News Want Ads. he must lose at least one trump. His only hope to make the contract . is to find the trump honors divided evenly, and to find the ace in the ETa.st hand. Or if (lie ace is in (lie West hand he must hope that the i queen is not \vi;h it. j . South wins the first trick with ! the king of hearts. If he leads a • trump he knows that ihe opponents ' i will cash tiro club tricks Immedi- I i ately. Therefore, he should employ a litllc strategy. H c plays west lor I the ace of sp.itlcs brciuise of Ills i bid. and ai ihis p.ilnt he runs off ' four diamond nicks, dlfcardlng a i club from dummy. He docs not care who IrumpsMt, but he must ' bear in mind that, he is', playing the turnips to b,* divided 2-2. If West tnunpi the fourth dla- [ VERTICAL 1 Overcoating cloth 2 Airship 3 Urn 4 Editor (ab.) 5 Disgust 6 Mimicked 7 Rorlcnt 20 South African 8 Bale (ob.) Dutchman 9 Lubricates 22 Bound 23 Royal Kalian fninily name 24 Whirlwind 26 Morindin dye 21 Fantasy 27 Street cars 23 Substance 30 Bristles 3-1 Fortification 35 Mohammedan priests 36 Make amends 37 Charge 38 Symbol for cesium 3D Half-cm 40 Distribute 4.1 Destroy 47 Ponderous volume M Anger 52 He plays the 25 Slaves 44 River islands 2G Stage whisper-15 Street (ab.) 27 Malayan coin 4G Head coverimj 28 Soak flax 29 Bustle 31 Flap 32 Friend (Fr.) 33 East (Fr.) 40 Small rodents 56 Symbol foi 41 Love god tantalum 42Canvas shelter 5fi International 43 Sand ridge language 48 Foretoken •49 Companion 50 German river 52 Obtain 53 Musical note 54 Insane 55 Satisfied 57 Rounded 50 Landed properties 60 Heavy blow -

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