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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1948 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THT COUR4ER NEWS OO. H W HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF Editor PAtJI. D HUMAN, Advertising M»Q»gtr Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co, New Ifork, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Uempbia. Published Bveiy Afternoon Except Sunday Entereo as second class matter al Hie post- oHlce at Blj-theville, Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October ». 1911- 6«rved by the United PreM SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ot Blythevllle or any iiiburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c pei month. By mall wltliln a radius of 60 miles, 14.00 per tear 12 00 tor six months, $1.00 tor three months; by mall outside 50 mile lone. »10.00 per year •payable In advance. ^ Meditation only a violent, terrible crisis in mankind's long struggle for liberty, self- government and individual dignity. Some battles in ( that struggle have been won by war and revolution; others have been won by reason. It is the world's first job, for a long time to come, to see that further battles are won by reason rather than by bloodshed. There are examples from the past to tend the world courage for that job. And there is some comfort in the thought that, as the past's despotic kings have departed, so the present's despotic dictators may one day travel the same road. Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Congress Is Now in Session The scoffer seeks wisdom and but to the man of intelligence, easy.—Proverbs 14:6. finds It not; knowledge is .«••••••••• There arc two ways to education. One Is by association with the people with great minds; the other la by reading what great mlmls hav. recorded In books. Freedom of Dress Civil liberties have triumphed in the village of Camdcn, N. Y., where the local school board gave in, after a three-week stand, and allowed a 14- year-old girl to come to school in slacks. We hail this triumph over a discrimination which says that, a garb that is all right for mother is wrong for daughter. We rejoice in the defeat of the idea that non-conformity in dress is a punishable sin. And, since Camden winters are cold, we applaud the good sense and good taste of this young lady's parents, who apparently decided that slacks are just as warm and a darned sight more attractive than long underwear. . . . and the Kings Depart' The fall of the Romanian "monarchy" caused only a small, dull thud. People may have wondered idly why Generalissimo Stalin let young Michael keep the title of king as long as he did. But it is evident that the Moscow- controlled regime in Bucharest now considers itself securely in the saddle. So Michael follows Peter, Semeon, Zog and Regent Horthy into the limbo reserved for the former monarchial heads of the Soviet satellites. About, the outy other interesting thing about Michael's abdication is the added reminder of the low estate to which the job of being a king has fallen. Before World War I there were kings in Europe who possessed what approached absolute power over their subjects. Today more than half the kings are gone—some by war, some by election, most of them strong-armed off the throne. Their removal, however, has not removed the ancient evils of monarchy that they symbolized. Absolutism, once the "divine right of kings," remains. It is now the earthly, or perhaps devilish, right of dictators. Meanwhile, through a long and rather curious political evolution, Europe's remaining monarchies have become the strongest citadels of real democracy there. Greece is a possible exception, but even so the trend seems to be toward more representative government. And however imperfect the present Greek government may be, it is certainly preferable to what the Communists promise that unhappy country. The last few years have proved that the royalty of those constitutional monarchies really personified the people's loyalty to their country. Even in Belgium, where the king's personal loyalty was questioned, the crown remains to attract and unite the people above the level of political differences. Elsewhere, in England, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands, the reigning monarchs played their wartime parts with admirable courage. The history books may say that that, fight was won. But absolute dictatorship and aggression remain today, almost as strong as in the days of Hitler and Mussolini. The empire of Soviet dictatorship stretches from the Pacific to the middle of Europe. Dictators rule Spain, Portugal and several Latin - American countries. Chiang Kai-shek has been called a "benevolent despot" whose dictatorship is necessary, but the fact remains that China's government is undemocratic. So World War II may prov« to be VIEWS OF OTHERS Mothers for Alcohol! A new "Club Kit" Is now being Introduced W the club women of the nation. It comes from the Public Group Relations Division, Licensed Bevernge Industries. Inc. Under a cloak ot encouraging the women to exercise their responsibility as citizens nnd Inform themselves as to the liquor laws of their communities, it appears to have two major purposes. The first Is to encourage women to "check and sec how well, how scientifically, or with whnt actual bias or harmful and unscientific prejudice the subject of alcohol is being laught in your public schools." Steered by mntcrinl offered by liciuor interest.'; for building a program on this subject, the club women arc kindly invited to see lo it that teaching Ihe wisdom ot total abstinence from alcoholic beverages (admittedly licensed and controlled because of their potential danger to the community) would be no part of alcohol education in the schools. The second purpose of the liquor Industries In offering the "Club Kit" seems obviously to encourage the women themselves to accept drinking as a sign ot women's emancipation. Under the heading, "Women Are People," the liquor industries endeavor to allay Ihc rising alarm over the increase of drinking among women. "A review of circumstances indicates very clearly that it Is not so much that women are drinking morc today but that they arc drinking In nubile." Four panes of carefully assembled material are devoted to an effort to make it appear that it was only an old-fashioned notion that women should not drink. It is to be hoped that American club women will recognize in this "Club Kit" the subtlety ot the campaign. Us effect could be lo silence temperance education, to reach the youth of the nation through the example of their mothers, and lo divert attention from the corruption, degradation, nnd disaster which follow in the Irnin of alcoholic indulgence, —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. \Houslng Problems Beset Office Force of Housing Committee THE DOCTOR SAYS grcs. Bv llarman W. Nichols \ United'Press Staff Correspondent , WASHINGTON. Jan. 9. (UP) — \ The office force of the Joint Con- .ional Committee on Housing having, well, ahem, cr—housing i trouble. I it's a story punctuated with all ihc miseries and aches that beset the homeless. The last Congress, in a lit of good By Edwin P. Jordan. SI. D. Written for NEA Service Flame, steam, or even an extremely hot surface injures the skin and produces what we com- ...„....- w . monly call a burn or a scald. The ( w jfi"~toward men. authorized tha damage done depends upon the special committee to conduct * surface Involved, the heat of the j ii lor dir!ii study and investigation of object causing the injury, and the | ([ -entire field ol housing." But length of time the siiln was In ; rf „., s])eml morc than $100.003. contact with the source of heat. | pine Bo the committee's second degree burns involve not only the .skin itself, but also the tissues lying beneath It, which are killed and charred Ida br.oid \vas just a 10-second elevator to the House cafeteria. Life, indeed, was beautiful. For about two week! Minor bitrns-except those cans- ] or so. Then, zuwie! • C d by chemicals. X-rays, and | Along came another Congre.ssion- ual types of burning—can be treated by any one of several excellent ointments. These ointments should not be used, however, if the burned surface extends over a wide al committee with more seniority. It thought Room 314 was mucn nicer than the place it had been cooped up lii, and would the housing people • please pack up and area of the skin. ' move-now? There wasiVt anything For severe burns, including sec- | anybody could do about it, but Many Volumes of Details on Marshall Plan Ready For Dumping Into Laps oi Inquisitiye Lawmakers olid- and third-degree burns, the advice of a physician should be sought as soon as possible. Until he comes, It Is wise not to do too much. Loose clothing should be cut away from Ihe binned area, but if any is sticking, it should be left where it Is. Use Nn Cotton Large burned surfaces should not have greases, oils or ointments put I on them. These are difficult to remove, may produce-pain, and often I interfere witn what the physician I wishes to do later. Neither absorbent cotton nor iodine . should be. applied to the burn, cotton will stick and produce further when it is removed late move. So desks, files, pretty stenographers and office boys rolled down Ibe way to Room 327, at the end ol the hall. In fact, almost in Hie hall. The quarters were cramped and it was necessary to put up a screen to separate the stenographers from the office management so that tha committee members, when they came to visit, could tell one from the other. Hie there was pleasant. 11 not Kill, The Housing Office crew soon got that settled feeling, like the woman who has moved to a new , place and finally got the curtains harm ' i;p and the pictures hung. Then this week, along came an- By Peter Fdsnn NEA Washington Correspondent slana scanned the list- of supplies and noted no canned sweet potatoes < join later. The Pi'csidi 1 The measures mentioned apply I other whiskered committee. Th» I lo almost all kinds of burns, ex- | housing crowd sighed and was on I cept those, caused by chemicals, the move again — right when th» ' Most chemical burns are best treat- committee was getting ready to call led bv washing the area immediate- i O r the records and start hearings I lv and continuously with large 1 ]., cre . are now included, but others might quantities ol water until all traces j The 'gang put beads together and lent may re- ] O f the chemical havi WASHINGTON. INEA). — Mar- : were included. The reason was that quest UN organizations to co-oper- , shall Plan critics harp loudly on: 10CO calories in canned sweet nota-, ate. i QUESTION: Is . the impossibility of trying to pie- I tacs costs 14 cents delivered In 4 EvcrJ , country receiving help \ fatal? How long can one expect lo •. n - t diet what American or European Fiance, while 1000 calories of wheat musl , s ] en a treaty with the U. :i. ; live and carry on who nas tins conditions will foe four years ahead, costs 4 cents. It is obviously more nn d other co-operatin? countries, t affliction? agreeing to work for recovery. i 1 ANSWER: The most serious type The object i.s to limit the plan to one-year tvyout. Then if it doesn't work, kill it. In this same connection, it is pointed out that the State Department's draft of legislation to carry out the Marshall Plan docs not give the specific amounts earmarked for each country. These details arc coming. Volumes 10 the taxpayers' interest to send wheat. But Louisiana grows lots of sweet potatoes and little wheat. So the senator from Louisiana had to pul on the act for the benefit of his constituents. It will be easy to sabotage the Marshall Plnn by this kind of mon- i key business. European recovery can easily be killed by subjecting it been removed, thyroid trouble € \vho has —Mrs. J. r went on a march through the build- of them. Nearly a million figures I to log-rolling tactics of Ingh-tariif vill soon be dumped in the paunchy ' days. "You vote for my sweet po- laps of the lawmakers. This loot- I latoes nnd I'll vote for your raisins." high stack of dull statistics will \ without going ' ' •••*•-•--•-•-•' present mathematical justifications for every one of nearly 120.000 sep.i- BARBS It's easy to be one IN a million—mighty hard to be one OF a million. » • • A London woman gave birth to three sets of twins In seven yearn. The report »ays ihe'» she's rtolm well. We'll say: * • * Bandits got $4700 from a North Carolina doctor's safe. Oilier doctors probably would like to know his collecting methods. rate items for each of the fouv years, with allowances for 15 per cent lower, steady or 7.5 per cent higher prices. Marshall planners in the executive end of the government have been accused of concealing these. figures. But secrecy isn't the only reason. It took time to print the documents.' It was desired to keep initial discussion on general ob- _,into all this detail on every item, it is possible to understand how the Marshall Plan would work. 1, Congress may change some provisions, but. the draft for the "Economic Co-operation Act of 1948." as submitted by the President, .sets forth three main objectives — increasing production; stabilizing Financial conditions; and promoting international trade. 2. An "Economic Co-operation ! Administration"—ECA — would be iective-i—not details. It is desired to ; -,et up. It would be hearted by a | keen the pro-ram flexible, shifting I s.20.0EO-a-year administrator, subject to control by the Secretary of State. There would be a $2o,003-a- year special representative in Europe—an ambassador to sit as U. S. member on the Committee for Economic Co-operation. ECA May Provide 'I'ecliincal Aid 5. ECA may provide technical or j financial aid, buy. store, process, ship and sell supplies in any country to any country. 6. Part, of the aid may be furnished as non-repayable grants, part as loans. Grants must be approved by the National Advisory Council, made up of top cabinet officers. Loans will be handled by Exporl- linport Bank, subject to NAC approval. " 7. Private business would also be authorized to participate, and would be guaranteed against loss up to the amounts invested. ing. They searched the place from one end to another, but there wai- single vacancy. As a matter of fact, the waiting list was as long as your arm. The clock ran out and Herbert McGushm, who isn't sure whether of thyroid trouble is toxic goiter. he > s p ress agent or secretary of th« If this is diagnosed and treated, comm iUee, looked out the window early enough, however, its symp-, ;U1C ( 3a w a red-topped building toms can be greatly relieved, and ! ncross the street. He investigated the majority of patients can live I all(t f oun( | it belonged to the gov- comfortably for the usual span of I el .,i me nt—and was empty. life. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville— i 8. Tile amount ol U. S. govern- | where necessary. When Ihe details tlo come out, appropriations committees in Congress will probably try to trim every figure. And special interests will try to make substitutions. This was , _ __ . done when the stop-gap aid pro- | 3. Any country in Europe—includ- Kram was before the special scs- ing Iceland. Germany, Great Brit- sion ol Congress month. j iiin and Ireland, would be eligible :o Senator Allen .!. Ellcnder of Loui- | receive U. S. help. Sixteen nations ment aid would vary from Slo.l billion to sn.3 billion, depending on low or high prices. By law, the limit would be j-et at $17 billion from April I. 1948. to June 30. 1952. The tnternatioiia'i Bank would be expected to furnish S4 billion more. * 9. Nations receiving U. S. aid would bs expected to furnish strategic materials for stockpiling, at reasonable prices. 10. Any country receiving U. S. . Misionary grants must agree to set aside, in a special fund of its own currency, amounts equal to the value of th^ aid furnished. This special fund must be used to further promote the purposes of the European aid program. .pan of 1 So yesterday was moving day again for the harried folks who take the nation's housing problems to heart. The new joint isn't much of a place. It's kind of a shack, to be veal frank about it. Cold as a shack, too. The iirst morning, the gals had to sit around in their coats. One was typing with her gloves on. Elaborate plans are being made: Mr . McGuisliin was huddled In * for the benefit bridge nnd rook ( co vner, shivering and guarding one of the two phones, which have to do lor a staff of 12. Mr. McG. investigated and found that to yet another phone would call for anoiher panel on the Congressional switchboard at a cost of S15.0CO. So don't call National 3120, nnd the proceeds will be used f or j extension 1444, or you'll tie up tile nnying of the lonn on the Cl ,bj works, but good! House I Thc houiing force has enough to Mrs.' Roland Green was leader of | worry about. The next move, may- the special meeting of the Wonians be. Society held Monday i ~~ to be given by the Wonians Club next Tuseday evening at the Club House. There will be a prize for each table, in addition to the , grand prizes and a plate lunch will be served at the conclusion of the games. Each player will pay 50 cents afternoon In the Church. Miss KaUl- Wrong Door NEW YORK (UP)—Edward Sweeney. 48. awakened in his room- New Year's Eve was when nowhere getting a head. lot of folks got Next month for 29 [lays. is when you pay 30 days rent The only two we cheaply os one are f know of who can live ss dog and a flea. IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent SO THEY SAY SAY SO ETAOIN BHTAOIN ETAOa If Russia obtains control of France and Italy, you can just as well pack up nnd build a fence around Ihis country.—Rep. Sol Bloom <Di of New York. * * • The American people and Ihc British people arc not given to fanatical devotion to any cne doctrine—except the doctrine of liberty—Secretary of State Marshall. » • • Both management and labor have more lo gain by collective co-operation than by collective bargaining.—Alvin E. Dodd, president. American Management Association. .- • • Control of birth rate is more important than atomic bomb control if a future war is lo be averted . . . Overpopulation produces want, want produces despotism and despotism produces war.—Dr. o. O. McCormick, professor. University of Indiana. • W • If money could stop communism, you wouldn't have any now in Hollywood.—Rep. H. Kmitson. <H.i of Minnesota. Sense may be imparted to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the inexperienced; <lhe wise man may hear and increase his learning, the man of intelligence acquire sound principles!.— Proverbs m. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••i By Ersklne Johnson ^ I NEA Staff Correspondent ' HOLLYWOOD. (NEAL—Thc joys of party-going ill Hollywood. Ginger Rogers went to a holiday par- ly and WHS seated opposite her cx- hvrsband. Lew Ayrcs. Al the same affair. Van Johnson found himself lacing Kecnan Wynn. There were a few icy glares and then drinks all around. . . . Lucille Ball is to sign a long-term deal at Columbia, lo stfr in some remakes ol old Carole Lombard comedies. . Oops, sorry. Ingrid Bergman and director vie Fleming definitely arc no: feuding—despite what the HolS^v^ood grapevine may say. Jeffrey Lynn's kid sister. Judy. ' turned down a screen test to ac- j cept a job as stewardess on a trans- | Atlantic airliner. . . . Humphrey Bogart s New Year's resolution: "To keep my ncrk inside mv | collar. Every time I stick it mil, evrn a llllli-. somebody — sometimes everybody—lakes a whack ; at it." i Sliiggiu;; Needed For years. Hollywood's answer to any kind of an attack was confused and apologetic retreat. 1 suggest that during 1948. Hollywood .should slug back at its detractors, whenever unliurl: attacked. No punching bag ever got n draw. Robert Uonat's next will be "The Life of Sir Francis Unvkc." . . . Jean Arthur is building a new home at Gunnel. . . . RKO is relieved to leaiu that the plastic surgery Boi> Mitclunn announced he'll undergo is not to beputify his nose but merely to help him breathe belter. Xol in Ihe seripl: Lovable mil Harry Davcnporl. explaining why he lived so lone ISO, "I smoke, keep laic hours nnd cat too much. Maybe il's liceausc harpy-" viously just a sacrifice bid. Why had West not doubled it? After ; - nou!ie to f ma his bed on lire. a careful review. Kaplan decided, He rnn (0 tnfi door] op[ ,|i e d it, went. that the reason West had not dou-1 tHral|gh Rn<J 5 i amm(! d it behind him-only to find lie was in a clothes closet and could not get out. Other tenants studied the smoke and summoned firemen, who bled was that he held the single-] ton king of clubs. A double of five, clubs would have marked him with the king, and therefore it would made out to himself and 'To Whom It M".y Concern. Al Jolson Is fO [ old, he used to be a sitter for C. \ Aubrey Smith.'' | Dolores del Rio is sc'.ling her Mexico City home and will return , to live—and work — in Hollywood. • John Hoyt. who's becoming the town's busiest character actor, will play Ihc Nazi general whc-sc trial is the basi.s of "Sealed Vcr- mci." Hoyt is Liic former night club mimic whose aping a'oiUty !;ets full scope in the film version of "Christopher Blake." In Hint on™. he plays a Czech janitor, an Irisn i cop. an Italian bootblack, a Yankee horse-trader and an English ' dude. \ Jones lo England Allan Jones, is gninj lo England in March to make a movie there. He'll take his wife, and children with him. . . . Gary Cooper i.s talking about :-c:iring apaiu. after he makes a online ol pictures at S150.030 apiece. Jane Russell. Fred Allen and Mane McDonald are all employ.-j ol j local radio station. . . . Lots of siar.s arc setting Hroadway- 1 minded because ol low lihn production. Kalhai'ine Hepburn. Paul Mu- ; ni. Cornel WiUle. Siv Ccdric Hard- | wicric. Franchot Tone, and Henry ' Fonda arc .til New York-botmd. ON BRIDGE be worthless to attempt the finesse in clubs. By the very fact that West did not double Kaplan decided that the king was blank. So he led a small club from duni- liberated Sweeney. ryn Grcar played a piano solo and Bill Trotter sang several numbers mv and went up with his ace. Now as special music for the affair. There he preceded to make six. as he was is a membership contest being con- lable to establish the jack of hear Is ducted by Mrs. W. U Homer and '• for the discard of dummy's «-•' -n Mrs. R. N. Ware Jr.. the losers will Failure to Double i.pO 6 11 ^eij llf l^mmas"^^--™* him'to ruff'his entertain the winners in this con- T have often written up hand-, • , osi ^moiid. , test at next Mondays meeting. p ,.!..-. > j showing Ihc fallary of doubling when it disposes high cards anil warns dcch-.rer of your holding, so' that he makes a contract he would [ not vrv!" otherwise. 1 A a T 5 4 WK « A K 7 * 1C 97 6 5 * A K .1 .! 2 VQ33 » Q J63 AK Tj 1 A Q 10 36 N V A 9 6 2 V/ E »954 S *82 Denier | A None Tourn V J 10754 » 1082 .% AQJ43 uncut — £-W vul. South West North Kist Pass 1 * Pass 2 A 3V 3 5* P \ P,i?3 4 A .-s Pass Double Opening— A K 10 Laugh-Maker HOEIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured personality of the air waves 12 He has a comedy program 13 Make possible JQ chamois 1:5 Kntire 11 Blackthorn 16 Sea nymph fruil 18 Eternity 12 Tun 4 Even (contr.) 5 Routes (ab.) 6 Beginner 7 Hawaiian wreaths 8 Conclusion » War assets (ab.) 27 Permit 44Sloutcord 28 High card 45 Heavenly 1 30 Narrow inlel body 1 31 Devotee 47 Sheaf 48 Light brownj 17 Erbium (ab.) "9 Knock 49 Entomology 20 Unfeigned 40 German river (ab.) 22 Turned aside 41 Icelandic 51 Fourth 24 Virus disease myth Arabian caliph of sugar cane 42 And 52 Steamer (ab.) 25 Collect 43 Symbol for 55 Paid nolice 26Bittci vetch illinium 57 Butterfly The best preparation lor living Is the train- Ing of the mind lo know and to love and to Uilnk. I'm always Henry Fonda is planning an en- ! Utopia for his Uc!a;i ilic;i;cr ir. Wcstwood. New features will include multiple screens iso [ O vertrick. ivcvyono can see), television in thJ rest looms, sourd-proof sections for chil:'iTll Kind popcorn caters. I iio^e), nurseries, k-nncls. dinir.g rooms, roll-back chans. screens tor announcing results of s\>orts events alia time-stamped tickets so you can ^ct your money back in 15 fimitc., if you don't like the picture. Today's hand, taken from the re cent national championships tourn amcnt. works Ihe opposite way- failure to double spots an Important cal< l. 1 like ihe logic employed by f rf d Kaplan of New York in mak- jug his d^blcd contract and an Kaplan i Souths trumped' the opening spade lead with the three of clubs, and immediately led a I small heart, which East won wilh the ace. East returned a small dia- . mond and West's jack forced out dummy's king. This play marked ' West with the queen of diamonds. i Now Kaplan .started to reason out Ihe .situation. West hart made a vulnerable bid and had rcbicl. His openir.i lead showed that lie ' held the ncc and king of spades. second'night chibappcarAnco iu 20 . china disclosed that morc lhan| and the. diamond play marked him years Sample Suitor patter: $50.000 worth of equipment was with the mieeq and jack of dia "George Jc.s-cl is the only nun sent lo 13 colleges In that country mrmds. who cairie* a wedding certificate j In 1947. Eckuc Cantor is Flamingo Hotel bis hit at the LAS Vegas, hi.s I'hincsc (.'dirges Ai<lcd NEW YORK iUP>— The United Board for Christian Colleges in Kaplan's five club bid was ob- 19 Year between H Abstract being 32 Golf mound 12 and 20 21 Weeps 22 Cutting tools 23 While 25 Average (ab 26PutT op 29 Earn 33 Repeat 34 Get tip 33 Cubic meter 36Ulah 37 Exclamation 38 Symbol for selenium 39 Stagger 42 Ventilates 46 Love lo excess 50 Augment 51 Apporlions 53 Male 54 Foot levers 56 Long suffering 58 He appears on the • 59 Mistakes VERTICAL 1 Respiralory sound 2 Shield bearing 3 Twice (prefix) 10

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