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BLTmusvItLB (ARK.) COURIER BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH* OOUBDBR NZWa CO. H. W. HAOTES, Publisher JAMBS L. VEKHOEFP, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole Nations! Advertising Representatives: Waltaot/Wltmsr Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, AUant*. Memphis. Published Every Afternoon "Except Sunday Entered »s second c4ass matter at the post- office »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con(KM, October 9, J»n. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the ctty ot Blylhcvllle or any subur^^an town where carrier service Is maintained 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 p«r year, 4200 lor six months, $1.00 ior three mouths; By mall outside 50 mile zone, 110.00 per year payable In advance. Meditation Every prudent man deiilcth with knowledge: bul a fool Jayeth open Ills folly.—Proverbs 13:10. • • • A fool and a wise man are alike both in Die starting place—their birth, and at thi> jwst— their death; only they differ in the race of their lives.—Thomas Puller. Family Table ' A German doctor claims to.have invented a pill thai prevents starvation. Not ninny years ago il would Iv-tvu seemed incredible that such a remedy would ever be dreamed or' for use in civilized 20tli century Europe As it is, we trust that the doc-tor, one of a nation responsible lor Kti- rope's present hunger, will share his remedy with other Europeans—as he and his countrymen are now sharing tlife hunger they created. JOur Global Headache The' presence in China of the American mission headed by General Wedemeyer calls attention forcefully to the fact that the American government's headache is global. Public thought may have been taken up lately with the problem of moves and coiin- terrnoves in_ Europe against expanding Russian communism, but all the troubles don't originate in the Kremlin. General Wedemeyer is in China for. another try, perhaps the last one, at persuading Generalissimo Chiang Kai- shek to reform and.reorganize his government. There have beun two recent "reforms," both hopefully hailed—the new ..Chinese constitution and a reorganization aimed at making the government more representative. Biil'the have produced no successful results, and there is even considerable question about their sincerity. The Nationalist government seems to be losing the civil war, and losinjr it fast. The facts behind the situation are familiar. American observers, whatever their political sympathies, agree almost unanimously that thc- Chiang regime is a corrupt, incffiicicnt dictatorship. The economy is tottering from inflation. The people are hungry, and there is-much popular support of the Communists- America is stuck with the regime and that situation. It may be too late for the Chiang government to do any effective reorganizing, even if the inclination is there. Yet the American government -must try to holster that totalitarian, graft-ridden clique. Otherwise communism will almost surely impose itself on a country with more than three limes our population. America's position in China is only one painful example of tho embarrassing spot we have been in since the war. As the chief bulwark against world communism, America is conr . pelled to accept and support some political bed-fellows almost as distasteful, though not as dangers, as the Soviets. We are backing reactionary,' undemocratic governments in Greece and Turkey, as well as in Chin;-.. For the sake of hemispheric safety, this government supports some Latin-American dictatorships whose policies are most unsavory and un-American. Even in the Indonesian fighting America 'finds herself, as champion of . Europe's non-Communist governments, tied up indirectly with a government whose present activities bear a distressing resemblance to the Fascist war against Ethiopia. The unhappy truth is that the | American - type government which. h r guarantees individual rights and free> doms is a pretty scarce item in the world today, That type of government wiil pot, by war or treachery, force its way of life on another country. So, in opposing the spread of Communism by force, the United States cannot always guarantee something in its place that jg very much better. About the only tactic it has in such a situation is to require that certain conditions of reform be met before financial assistance is given. That, presumably, is the tactic that General Wedemeyer is using in China now. Its effectiveness is limited in comparison with Communist methods. But that is no reason why it cannot bo used wherever conditions require ji. Moscow calls it dollar diplomacy. Yol that should not blind the people whom it benefits to the fact that it really u; an instrument for disseminating (he priceless enjoyment of human freedom. SO THEY SAY VIEWS OF OTHERS Books for the People of Arkansas The StfUo Library Commlssiot^ which WHS established 10 years ago today, hns put Arkansas high in the ranks of stales which olle.- free library service to counties. The program i.s a model, and outstrips programs ol many slates which axe much wealthier. J3y 1S57 Ihc Commission hopes to have a library operating in every county. Tnirty-live more libraries will have to he established before this goal is achieved.V Forty counties are now served either directly by their own libraries or by the three regional libraries. With th-.' increased appropriation which tlte last legislature made, the commission will set up more county imils. will organize another regional library, nnd will add new staff members who will act us consultants for school, county anil small public libraries. Even residents of counties which have no libruiy obtain books from the Commission. Last year 34,300 books were circulated by mail, whinn is a gratifying figure, because mail circuhuion is always much lower than service across a library desk. The three regional libraries, which were started as an experiment, have proved successful. Arkansas Is leading the South in this type ol service. A county which cannot alford to main- ialn a library of its own may join others in supporting a book center. The library program is a valuable educational instrument. It can contribute to progress In agriculture and industry as well as to cultural advance. Today the Commission's books reach many people who did not have the advantage of good schooling. Thi> agency helps rural schools | nnd it is encouraging broader interest wherever it works in Arkansas. —ARKANSAS GAZETTK BARBS BY HAL COCHRAN The hot-weather ambition of lots of folks is not lo have any ambition. A [lollce car was stolen from Ihc pil jjarage In a Michigan town. No cops were taken. To find out how far your car will go before it needs repairs j let your son use it. * * * i Now, if the shortage of gas would only affect tlie iMililiiial machines. * * v When it comes to dressing in the height ci fashion no gal can out-strip some of those we've seen on the beaches. , A irolitical hoss Is as unnecessary as he Is evil. He continues lo exist by default. He i.s on his way out. It will not be today or the day after tomorrow, but within the next 10 years the political boss will be hut a sad memory — Fiorello 11. La Guardia, former mayor, New York City. « » • Every son and daughter of India is preparing for war on a common plra of defense. The history of Europe will be repealed in this India,— Mahalma Gandhi. Indian leader. Many troops In our occupation forces arc young— too young— and often they arc belii!» u-cri by German girls who are marrying I hem only lo get a meal ticket and entrance to the United States.— Dr. Fred 1>. Uorson, Methodist bishop, Philadelphia. If Soviet leadership persists In Its attempts to extend the police slate system throughout the world, I feel It will be extremely cllltlcutl to find the basis lo r a lasting understanding — John Foster Dulles, adviser to Marshall at Moscow Conference, Argentina la fully aware of the needs of -the world; we must substitute plenty for misery wilhout falling into the error of turning help Into charity.—Juan D. Pcron, president or Argentina. Divorce Denied!" WEDNESDAY. JULY 30, 1047 Huge Flying Boat Is Finest Piece Of Carpentry Since Ark Th« DOCTOR SAYS BY By FKKDERICK C. OTIIMAN I United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, July 30. (UP) — The longer I listened to the evidence about the mighty (lying boat of Howard Hughes — said to be the finest job of carpentry since ervice Fifty per cent ol patients with i ahout .""(• celebrated ditty of t epilepsy/who are. net confined u. ^ ' Ullcll<?s: comc Josephine '» *-|-"* v t"V I " iiVI HI i_- t |Ik,U k Uli J I 11U11 VJ i - . institutions, mav secure relief »>.v H'mg machine. from their altacks by taking di- 1 he Senatorial Investigators lanlin, phenobarbital or tdid'ione; <° st ' ck to »> e S!8,OCO,000 the in another 45 per cent, (hose di'Ujs will hold down the attacks to a minimi::;! bul, in five per cent no re'ief can he obtained. Approximately one in every 200 persons in the United States "is iin epileptic. The disease lends to be chronic, with recurrent spells of muscular convulsions v.-itli or without loss of consciousness. If the condition is unlreatcd it becomes a serious economic and social handicap .to the individual. S;on- •laneous cure results in 15 per cent of cases. In the majority of cases of ej)i- ieplies, the brain does not show any evidence of disease. Approximately five per cent of all epileptics have a BMV or a growth on the brain, ami, in some of lese, surgery is helpful in relieving ut-j tacks. 1 Three Committees Now Working To Measure Economic Strengths, Weaknesses Oi U. S. '(This is (he .third of five dispatches discussing the accomplish- nents of thus Congress.-) I'.Y I'ETEK EDSON NFA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA>— -One half i dozen fronts, efforts are now bc- 'ng made to determine the economic strengths and weaknesses ol 'he United States. The President has three com- •itillccs at work on the subject •inder Secretary of Interior J. A. Krug, Secretary of Commerce Av:re!l Harriman, ard Chairman Edwin O. Nourse of the Council of Economic Advisers. He sent to Congress a mid-year economic report, which, comin» when Congress was abcut to adjourn, could get s:ant attention. The Joint Congressional Coin- mitlee on the Kconomic Report, ignored completely the President's first message sent lo thr capitol mcler the full employment act. That may -set a precedent for i»?- loring the mid-year report. But -his Joint Committee, chairmancd by Sen. Robert A. Taft, lias just concluded a month's hearings of 't.s own on. this same subject. It ,vill take no action before the next session of Congress. But the groundwork has been laid. Elsewhere in Congress, the House Committee on Agriculture is completing long hearings, preparatory to writing a new farm program next year. tAml the House Ways ami Means Committee has begun studies on a loins-range tax policy which, in final analysis, must be iased on the country's economic condition. STUDIES PROVIDE HASIC INFORMATION •AH these studies are tremendously important. For if the United ' Slates is to determine where it's going, it must first leurn where it is. 'Nobody really knows the answer to cither question today. It is important to make these time it isn't going to happen. After other wars the country has always gone back to approximately the same standard of living it hud the before theory the war is that began. Now the United ito a higher Stales is going on standard of living. •Now the theory is that the United States determinations for ' two reasons. I «iaics is going on First, lo .find cut how much aid I l t . a i ld S.™ % .^ l lv '" s ' the United Stales can to a higher give Eur- BIG DEBT A one under the Marshall nlan. Second, to if hid out what the United States wants 'to do at home for its continued growth and . attainment e-f still higher standards of living. !u the session of Congress just c'oscd, the .Republican and conservative Democratic. majorities have 'not had to worry too mvtch f.Sout unc.nip'.oyment. Employment has reached an nil-time high of over BO million Jobs. In prosperity such nbr.ttt anything. this, few people / worry Tliis bncmi has brought with it definite increases in price levels. The squeeze put on wages has The average individual with epilepsy dors not suffer physically [ from his difficulty. Nor should patients with epilepsy consider that they have a .shameful disease, us their orgaljs are usually normal. The difficulty seems "to arise he- cause of a. more sensitive nervous system. EPILEPTICS NEED HELP Many epileptics have extraordinarily fine minds and, if helped, can achieve full social nnd economic success. Those of ordinary ability should also be given a chance, to learn something useful. The average epileptic often fails to obtain relief from his symptoms liecause he does not take his medicine as directed. IA1I epilep'ics should be systematic in taking the prescribed remedy, and no; skip it for any reason. The decision of an epileptic lo marry must be based on a study of each individual case. It is a fact that epileptics are more common in I am Hies which have an epileptic among the relatives, but this does not mean that every epileptic -mother and father will have an epileptic child. QUESTION: Are there more boy or girl babies? girl bc-en tremendous While few pc.,- tio];al debt onl Umt muB bi pc may admit it. the United, and hardel . to \ !ay , off. states is actually suffering from a At ra , ^ in th , ast ]0 CONSIDERATION There is one goon reason for wanting the U. S. economy to continue for a time on a new, higher plateau of wage and price levels. J-', is based on the fact that the U. S. government debt is now $257 billion. Ten years ago it was thought that tho country would be ruined il the debt ever got above $60 billion. It is purely a tneory, but it 'may be that the only way to manage, with friends before going to this debt and pay it off is in in- home in Fayetteville, Ark. She was flated dollars. To reduce prices'formerly and instructor in the Blv- :md wages ' them back t have the effect 15 Years Ago In Blutheville— Miss Marion Thornherry, teacher in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, schools, i.s here for a few days ?tny by a third, to bring) theville schools. o prewar levels, would Mr. and Mi's. D. II.- Lincoln a ect of making the na-' Rison, Ark., are visiting friend inflation. This is ' ls | c i n y^ o f th iricnce with the dis- n ' c ^ ub |i call dose of first real < xpe: ease. But if history is any teacher, spiialitv.; of wages to meet prices and vice versa can end only in cconcmlc trouble. In every U. S. war—Revolution. 1B12. Civil. Spanish-American and Wcrld Wars One and Two—prices have gone sky high. But after the wars they have always gone down sharply, into a depression. The Hei;iib';c.'m philosophy todaj- seems to be rmill on the belief that this e scsslon> pro dd«l by Baldwin of Sen. Raymond Connecticut, did E. Congress show any signs of worry abcut inflation. All it did then was appoint a committee to investigate. If a recession does come, its timing is important politically. If it comes wilhin Vthe next year, Republican chances for a victory in 19-13 will be lessened. If it comes after 1941. the -Republican victory may be short-lived. of 0 -- ,-.dS here. They formerly lived in this city when Mr. Lincoln was athletic director in the high school. He is , now superintendent of schools iii tison, Ark. O- E .Jones of St. Louis was the ue.st of Mr. and Mrs, J. W. Bacbr nd W. A. Bailey yesterday. On \u- ust 28th h e will be marn:-.i lo Vliss Agnes Bailey, daughter of W. A. Bailey. « tried the Government spent for a wooden plane with wings as long as a football field. And I he witnesses kept mentioning the Hollywood beauties who seemed destined to become an integral part of the story about the biggest flying machine ever built. , There was. for instance, a toothy little man, gray of hair, precise of manner, and clad in a suit of widely spaced checks and shoes with rubber soles nearly an inch thick. He identified himself as Grover Ix>enlng, the pioneer aviator, assistant to Orville Wright, Inventor, plane, designer, and wartime consultant to the War Production Board. "t am the oldest 'he's 581 active pilol in America," he said. "In the world, I guess." , He went on from there, to tell how he urged the Government to steer clear of Die visions dreamed up l)y Henry Kiiiser of ocean-f-<-. - ing freighters with v.ings on 'em to foil the German subs. Loeninff told how he went West to inspect Kaiser's plans, which consisted of artist's drawings of the ships winging hundreds of tons of freight across the Atlantic. He told also how he met Howard Hughes. Ihe sometimes movie magnate, tool builder, and airplane designer, who became Kaiser's part- 1 * ner and who actually built the first plane. The intensely serious Loaning then read from a prepared statement about his own assortment of Hollywood Josephines who rode with him in his flying machine. He said he didn't need to accept the hospitility of Johnny Meyer, the fabulous press agent of the fabulous Hughes, who will tell Thursday about the lovelies he hired to entertain the big-wigs from Washington. None of these curvaceous cuties entertained Locning. He went on to say that after the contract was made against his advice and $9,000,000 Siad been spent on aerial carpentry, he urged that it be cancelled before the go- Again he was ignored. Well, do your think the plane ever will fly?" Sen. Ferguson asked. ."Yes, I think so." Loaning r;- Plied. "And because of its sheer size it will break many world records. If it goes very fast I should very much fear, because of irs wooden construction, flutter in the tail and the wings. But it will fly. And after the pilots have been thoroughly photographed, including Mr. Hughes looking very tired, it will be run up on the bench hire any old movie set." Wish 1 could forget that song: "Come Josephine " 'ANSWER: At birth males exceed vernment wasted ativ more moii"v females, but after that, boy -babies * — • ---die off more rapidly than babies. IN HOLLYWOOD 11V EKSK1NE JOIIXSOX NKA Staff Com-spomlrnl HOLLYWOOD (NBAS — Hollywood has the gold bug. Bob Hope is ul:out lo do a ^comedy western titled "The Paleface." He wanted a feminine star 10 play opposite him in the role of Calamity Jane, j He asked Ginger Roger:,, or her agents, if Ginger would d'.i Calamity Jane and Ginger j.aici yes. She said yss, that is, on crrtain conditions. In the first plare. she wanted a flat fee of S325.0DO to appear in Ihe [picture. Then she also wanted a percentage of the prafii.s en Ihe sale of the picture up to a ccrlain amount. It wouldn't take nmrli percentage of a Rood sale for l.a Itosrr.rs lo be on the rcrcivin.:; mcl of nearly a half million dollars for the one picture, which is michly irofiil pay for Ihrrr lo fmir months work. Aftvr being revived. 71o'> Hope said. "No thanks" and i-a.st Jane Russell in tho role at a far |r:;s sa'&ry. DOOM IN SAI.AU1ES /rjiis one case is enough to show you why you don't see sonio of your favorite stars on the srrcen today. - A .!ot 'of actors are out of work because salaries are c<~>nm'.etc- ly out of hand. Before the war, a top f(nr look r.n average of 70 to 90 tho'isar.d dollars to appear m a picture. Now these same slars will not >'d on Ihe set (or le&s than SI; to $201,003. as Iheir salary for the one picture, and then so:ne ol them want a percentage of the profits, too. There is n reason for most everything, and here's the reason lor this situation: 'Let's look at It frcm your own position. One of you ladies wants a new coat. So you go_downtown lo buy it. One or maybe 'two stores in your town have high prior U\gs. Their label means you have paid a high figure for your coal. If you don't have that label perched behind your neck when some other member of your bridge club admires the coat, then you feel left out. disgraced, cheap. Yoti must have- that label. So you pay half the 1 .store's overhead to get it. Out here in Hollywood a star's salary is Iho laliel. Kiit (ii? laugh in the story is th:il tin- morn Ihev gel, the less thry kcrp. AXED WIIHX TAXED Uncle Sam steps in and removes almost all of these big Incomes, leaving just about enough ol;-', rl :\ half-million dollars take to pay the gardener lo water the petunias. The anont.s push the prices up. too. They ha\e a reason. They get in per cent of the star's in- co:ne and (hey get to Ix-cp more of it than the star. But if the star drops Ihc price t<i 25 »)r 30 thousand dollars for a y.iclure. and actually gets lo keep mo.st of it, he or she will be iti a spct. Evrrybixly will say (hey are slippini.'. that Ihi-y ran't command a high fee anymore and llr.u their careers are finished. They have lo keep the labnl and (he lebel nets more expensive nil the lime. Holly.vood continues to amaze me. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Famed 'Four Deuces' Hand /s Favorite I!y WII.UAM K. McKKXNKY America's Card Authority Written for NI:A Service 1930, nnd was broadcast over Station WTAM ill that city. Harold Gallagher, who is still associated with NBC, was the announcer, assisted by Tom Manning, who was just gaining prominence as a sports announcer. The declarer, playing the South cards, was the late Maurice Maschke, Former well-known political figure n Ohio. The play of the hand was given over the radio, and during the course of it, Maschkc got himself down to the four deuces; whereupon Manning announced that four deuces were no good except in a poker game. However. Maschke insisted upon playing the hand out. This. o( course. wi;s in the days of auction, and the. hand was being played at quests H receive for the numerous lamous "Four DCUQC;>" hand, which came tip during the n.Vional championships tournament in Cleveland back in V A 6 3 tl '" A6" . • V K 9 8 7 54 • Q J85 *73 N W E S Dcolcr A A J 10 A 8 4 3 ; I V 2 • AK 109 632 - >, ^ .. VQJIO • 4 ^ — j t> AKQ 10D2 „ Team-of-T6ur — N-S vul. Soulh Wcsl N'orlh East 1* IV 1 * 3 * Pass 4 V «* 6 < \ 6 A 2» 5 » 7 » Double Pass Pass .Pass Opening— + K 29 one spade. The bidding shown in the box is the way it would probably go today. The opening diamond lead '.v?. won in dummy with Uic ace. declarer playing the six. He led ihrec of spades from dummy an; finessed the jack. When H held he ruffed the three of diamonds il dummy and led the four of spades [messing the queen. Next the six ot hearts was led and dummy's queen held the trW; The ace of hearts was cashed, anf Maschkc was careful to play thi lour from his o'Mi hand. The lei of spades was led to declarer's aci nd the eight and six of spacics ashed. Now Maschk;' was clown to the our deuces. When the six of pades was led both West arid :ast were squeezed. When Masffi. led the spade deuce, Wist iet o the king of hearts, so the nine .'as discarded from dummy. In order to protect the jack of lubs, East let KO thr pack of icarts. Maschkc then cashed the leuce of hearts still determined o try to protect the king of clubs, Vest let go [he jack of diamonds. Mnschkc cashed the. deuce of liamonds. The last trick of -ourse was not actually won with he deuce of clubs. It \v,is led :md on in dummy with the club ace. I.V WARNING ORDER THE CIMXCEKY COIUST, CHKJKAS.HVB.Y DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. John J. Smith Plaintiff, vs. No. 10.1G2 Eva Marie Smith Defendant. The defendant Eva Marie Smith is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff John J. Smith. (Dated this 28 day uf July, 1317. Harvey Morris, Clerk Percy A. Wright, Atty. for Pltf. 7i30-8j6-13-20 Only a Decoration iFrom 1874 \f> 1881. ice was not used for food preservation in New Orleans. Wealthy people used it for table decorations, however, freezing flowers, French dolls, and other decorative objects in the blocks of ice. Ercwstcr county, with an area of 12;,1 sfiuare miles, or six times . the ;'.rca of Rhode Island, i.s the I largest county in Texas. U, S. Official Ansivrr to <*r«-vroti* Puzzle HORIZONTAL 4 Heating device 1,7 Pictured 5 International U. S. diplomat language 13 Lecturer 6 To tread 14Expunger 7 Slant 15 Mountain lake 8 Either 16 Bones 9 Hugo 19 Remain 10 Italian city 20 Genus ot u plant shrubs 12 Meeting 21 I 31 Onager 34 Less fresh 25 Seasoning 20 Genuine 32 Born 33 Affirmative 3-5 Rescue 35 Gaelic 37 Street (ab.) 38 Lone Scout (ab.) •10 High in slalure 43 Ring •17 Accomplishment 49 On Ihe sheltered side 50 Silkworm 51 Tardy .... 52 Occupant 5'! Cabinet 5G Eats away • 57 Seeders i VERTICAL 1 Motor part 2 Papal capes ' 3 Unclothed 41 Symbol for erbium •JSSlolh •16 Varnish ingredients sayings , 47Gush 27 Bulgarian coin 39 Lets it stand 48 Facility 28 Golf mound 41 Cotton fabric 53 Symbol for 29 Cereal gr.iin 42 Conduct neon 30 Ever (contr.) 43 Fondles 35 Behold! • t 1ST 38"