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PAG* -re* » .,. .. IBB BLYTHEVILLE OOURIEK KKWB ™^^^^ •••••• «»«•••»•••.* •••^•••l y^rt i nx CXJU.U.R IVVIB ocx ILtTHEVlLLE (AMt,) fcotmii£ WE'DNESDAYY, AUGUST-13, 1947 , i Oo. H. W. HADJES, Publiaber ' JAMBS I. TBRHOEFP, Editor ' PAUL p. HUMAN, AdYertising ' , Me Nation-. Adfert-tlni RepresentatlMi^ WMkee/Wfemer Oo, Mew York, Chicago, IMntt, ' PoMkhed Evefy Afternoon Except Bund»> brtcrad «s iecond- ci»» mittcr »t the jXHt- offfcc at Blytbeville, ArkauM*. under «ct of Oon* , October », !»»: Served by the United Pn SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ' By carrier In the city of BlythevUte or any rtburuuj town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. - ; By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, HOO per je«r 1200 for six months, $1,00 I'or three months; Of mall outside 60 mite zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditation • And F.Uja'i «"»«* unto a11 the l wo l' 1f ' antl said, How long ' halt ye belwim two opinions 1 / If the Lord l>e ttod, follow him; but If Kaal, then f»Usw him. And the people answered him not,a 'word.—I Kings 18:21. » • • He only Is n'well-made man who has n good determination.—Ralph Waldo Emerson. V-J Pius Two Two years have passed stncn the. horror of tliu ntomic bomb ended Hie horror of the second world win-. The struggle of the free man against Hie omnipotent state is only interrupted, not finished. There is no peace in sight until that struggle is ended, not by another conflict, hut by compromise and agreement. It is clear now' that the Soviet Union and the Western Allies were not united in a common cause. The war only partially obscured this true slate of affairs. But then the mysterious Soviets were not only so indispensable to victory but so easily offended that one scarcely dared even think such a thought. Now, however, relations between the.United States and Russia and her satellites are of undisguised unfriendliness, if not hostility. Because of this unfriendliness Ihere is no sign, after two years, of any peace treaties with the mnjor belliger- • ents of World War/II- Because of this unfriendliness the . United Nations, as noble and necessary in theory today as on the day of its creation, has grown increasingly ineffectual in practice. i Because of this unfriendliness there is no progress toward control, of the manufacture and use of atomic weapons, and no progress toward tue limitation of conventional armaments. . Almost every phase of important international relations is affected adversely by' ; this struggle between human rights and the superstate. International trade and hanking, relief, cultural relations and reconstruction are all checked whenever the two forces of democracy and conAiwiisiii touch them. The two systems quarrel and strive over the bones of a defeated Germany. And the Germans remain sullen, self- pitying, unrepentant and apparently unregeneratc largely because of this , fact. The days of Nazi glory are gone these two years and more, but the Nazi spirit remains alive and menacing, and the uncertainly of the present Struggle nourishes it, '•• Yet, in spite of this growing bitterness, war is unthinkable. It is not inevitable, although' many people speak calmly, almost hypnotically, of its recurrence as if they could not remember what the last war was like and could not imagine what another one would bring. No nation has emerged really victorious from World War II. The United States came closest to real victory since it escaped enemy devastation and occupation. Next time it could not escape damage. Neither the United •States nor Russia has ever been conquered It may be that, i n a P i iy8ical sense, both are unconquerable. But that thought is frightening rather than encouraging. The creation of a true peace is up to America, for Russia p ] ahl i y clocs not want it except on her own terms " 11 not ** eas ' v or inexpensive but it will be infinitely - carter and less expensive than war. Those who would turn their back-, on Euirope today are playing squarely into the hands of the Communists. Sttcn a policy would abandon Europe to communism and thus doom om- existence ,»nd threaten our freedoms. struggle in essentially ideolog- though it must be settled by ma- terialistic means. And if the American government and its people want to preserve their freedoms anrt their way of life, they must accept two facts. Europe lias to be- built up to a point where it will not fall into the lap of communism tliro'ugh sheer exhaustion. And the United States must be made so strong that the Soviet Union will not dare provoke us too far. VIEWS OP OTHERS Britain's Crisis: Global Background August, 1947, must remind most Brltntns of September, 1939. The present crisis is a direct result of that which Hie British laced up to so squarely eight years ago. But that Is not all. The two crises nre dramatically similar In another way. In each ease the British position may be described as Hint or ft storm center In a much broader area of turmoil. As In 1939, moreover, so. now, Britain's ability to weather its own crisis Is vitally Important to the rest of the troubled area. In fact, the crisis which now centers In Britain is In considerable part an eflect of conditions elsewhere. The background ol crisis looms up In global proportions. Against It. Mr. Churchill's allegations that the Atllee Government hns "frittered away" llie resources of the American loan fall fur below the usual stature of Clnirchlllliin stalenienu Likewise, questions as to whether there Ims Jjeen t»o heavy ah emphasis on socialist measures, as against efforts simply to revive Ilritlsh industry and trade, seem dwarfted by the problem to which they are addressed. Looking at the British crisis from one point of view, It seems simple enough. It Is a dollar crisis. That is, Britain Is running short of dollars. Relaxation of some of the terms of the American-British loan agreement, now to be discussed In American-British conerences, could ameliorate It. The International Monetary Fund also can take steps to bolster the British currency position. Prime Minister Attlee Is. of course, aware ot these possibilities. But his report to the House of Commons envisayes a Britain pushing ahead beyond temporary measures. So Britons are all preparing to make new sacrifices—some of living standard^ and business opportunities, others of their concepts of social progress. For Americans another point has- slgnillcancp. The crisis has not brought Britain nearer to free enterprise concepts, or jriore Into line with efforts for more freedom for world trade. Rather the reverse. Yet the sitiiulion hi which Britain Is n necessary ally of tile United Slates in Europe has not changed. Americans who once were reluctant to aid a socialist Government in Britain now faces the need to aid a socialist Gov- eminent, plus all sorts of controls over imports, cxiwrts, even a man's job. Is this irritating? Then let as remember the discussions of the Britisli loan somewhat inore Hum a year ago. At thai time the figure tuost often mentioned for the loan was five lo six billion dollars. Congress' attitude soon made it apparent thai a smaller figure would have a better chance for approval. So a loan of $3,750.100,000 was agreed u|wn. But the actual purchasing power of that loan lias shrunk, because of price rises, to about CO per cenl of that figure, in oilier words, Britain has had to meet what looked like a six-billion-dollar need In 194G with a loan equal to less than half that amount in 191 [ purchasing power. What is neeoed now Is the Broadest possible view of that problem, and a concerted nltnck. on It, -an attack bigger than party, an attack transcending Indeed the usual narrow and shortsighted concepts of national sell-interest. The world's economic pllght-ol which .Britain's crisis Is a part—must be recognized as the yet unwon phase of World War Two. When it is won the possibility of World War Three need no longer occupy the thoughts of three out ul .our Americans Interviewed In the public-opinion polls. -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, BARBS BY RAL COCHKAM A thief stole a woman's shoes In an Oklahoma night club. Her husband probably lost his shirt. An Ohio man who stole an auto was convicted of iK-tly lan-rjiy. It sounds like nur car. Tf the automobile Industry succeeds in .turning out Die hoped-for 4.100,000 cars in 1W7, the "used car" lots sure will Ire jamed with (hem. There'll soon he little room Ief , ,„ the fru(l "•liar of smart people. It'll be jammrd—anrt jellied and preserved. ' It's strange how lies travel so fnsl when Uiey haven't a leg to stand on. 'ITHuff and I'll Puff— SO THEY SAY America Is the best half-educated country In the world— Nicholas Murray Butler, President Emeritus Of Columbia University. Chances of Getting a Car Will Be A Little Brighter This Fall 'Villains 1 of Hughes Plane Deals Fare Better Than Accusers in Wacky Senate Investigation BY 1'KTEIt EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON; 'Aug. 13. (NEA) — If ever UILTC was u congressional inquisition in .which everything turned out tilt way it wasn't supposed to. Hie Howard 'Hinjhcs airplane con- tnict probe which Is now the headline attraction before the Senate War Investigating Committee is that comedy ol errors. Th ill's what makes it such a good show. Elliott Roosevelt, who 1ms made more bad loans, written more bad books and articles .been In more scraps and married more wives tlmn any ol the other children of the late President, hiir. come out of this deal with the first good publicity he hns had in his life. Ho p *'nrd Hughes, who started out as the defendant in this case, rnrts kip as the prosecutor. Sen. Owen Drowsier or Maine started out as chairman of the ciimniittec but ends up taking the witness stand in his own defense agatust the Hughes charges of collusion with Pan American Airlines to put the Hughes TWA line out of business. The villains of the piece have turned out to be the heroes. E'.liott HoosevsH, and Howard .Hughes get Lhe apr.'.ause from the crowd, not Brtwster und Sen. Homer Fermi- son of" Michigan who is acting as committee chairman for this investigation. Good-itime Johnny Meyer, the press agent, gets an illegitimate child. I ing to get out of this is doubtful. lie got a wire of congratulations be- The whole thing has backfired, cause "the baby's picture looks find It hard to believe »nyone can Jill their ch«lrs.— James Parley, tormer'postirms- ter general. like Lt .senator." STANDING-ROOM ONI,Y The crowd that comes to these hearings is no ragtag riffraff. Women fur outnumber the men, and llicse women are fashionably dressed. They slund in the aisles by the hour. They stand in long lines in the Senate Office Building halls, waiting for a chance lo get in. It started out to be an Investigation of why the government had spout S30 million or S40 mijlion for which it has as yet received little or nolhinj;. Then it digressed into the Johnny Meyer episodes—a mere sideshow, liumgh it i.s n perfect demonstration of ho.v a business should not conduct its public relations. Huslii's turned the emphasis off that phase of his operations by his charges against Senator Brewster. Hughes handled himself like a lawyer. He demanded the right to call witnesses, to cross-examine them. He took the initiative and, at the start of his testimony, threw Senator Ferguson off balance by demanding delays and completely clis- ruptiii!; the committee's program and itimiUK. " Senator Brewster made a good rebuttal when he took the stand in his on defense, however. He had transcripts of telephone calls and Brewster will probably get a clean bill of health from the committee. That's .the way these tilings usually end up. (Brewster doesn't have to run for office until 1952. A lot can be- forgotten by (hen. Ferguson is np lor re-election next year. Unless he can score a pretty complete indictment of Hughes, his political fortunes will have been done n<> particular good. , NO GREAT TRIUMPH press agent, gets more .s.vmp.ithy oilier conversations and a pretty from (he crowd than Committee In- i well d'Kiunontud case against lhe vestigator Krnncis Flanagan, who Huyhes charges. dug up all lhe dirt on hi:n. When the story broke charging Meyer with But what the once great Senate War Investigating Committee is go- Getting a refund for the government of some $50,0(10 or .$75,003. while it will pay the expenses of the committee for a year, still won't be any great triumph. Ten senators are on this committee. Their combined salary is J2500 a week. The cost 01 their staff is extra. The time and the talent of these great statesmen has so lar . been taken up by what is largely i a matter that could be handled by one good district attorney and a morals court for juvenile-minded delinquents. The Investigation hasn't added a thing to the stature of these senators. There are so many other things on which their time and talents comd be spent so much more profitably. Furnishing the people with a circus to keep them amused when the cost of bread and meat is high was considered good politics by the Emperor 'Nero in ancient Home. It was also one of the reasons why Rome fell. Th. DOCTOR SAYS THE DOCTOR SAYS By WILLIAM \. O'BRIEN, Mf> D. Written for NEA Service Immunization Injectlnos hare been used by nursing schools for some lune In an attempt to protect their nursing students from scarlet fever. Doubt is now cost on the usefulness of this method because of uneteclrfible reactions and relative Ineffectiveness, nnmonix I,. Tocld. M. D., studied group of University of Iviljinc- •>otn nurses who received Injections to immunize them against scarlet fever, she foimcl severe generalized reactions occurring in GO out f 142 students resulting in loss ol school time, ami. In addition, there was no proof Hint the method had heen effective as judged by special skin tests. In recent years scarlet fever has become-a milder disease, although no one can say whether this Is a teinporary or permanent change. When scarlet fever iinimmhiation was first use:!, the Infection was severe and present day methods of treatment had not been developed. Because student nurses were intimately expose;! to the Infection, school authorities thought that they should have the added pro- lection of Immunization injections. Scarlet fever is a sM'eplococcal throat infection complicated by sJjii. rash. Immunization is effcc- liv? only ngninst the rash. Five injections are necessarv to complete Hie course of innoeula- tions. The 00 Minnesota students •win reported reactions to one or move of their Inoculation* lost a totnl of 110 -«chcol days, ranging from one-half to six (lays each. The reaction, consisting mainly of nausea, fever, general achin^ pains and headache, did not leave any permanent effects. 20 I'ER CENT UNAFFECTED Were the immunizations effective as judged by- the reaction to the Dick skin test for susceptibility to scarlet fever? Theoretically if a person is immune, this test should be negalivc, but about one out of every five individuals who iec-.-ived the scarlet fever inoculations still had positive Dick f, 1 ^ indicating no immunity, six months to a year later. Absolute protection against scarlet fever is difficult to obtain even mvler ideal conditions. It is helpful to isolate patients with streptococcal throat infections. The spread of the disease through raw milk can be stopped by proper pasteurization, and the course of lh e illness can be shortened by the use of suh'a drugs antl penicillin. QUESTION: My husband and I are infected with pin worms. He grinds Ins teeth in his sleep. ANSWER: worms do/ not cause grinding of the teeth. Have a physician trent you both at the same time. IN HOLLYWOOD •••••••••••-•••••••••••«••••*•••«••••».,.,.,.,, By KKSKIN'K JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. Aug. H. iNRA) —Red Skellon i.s unfair lo vacation renters. If I could have my way. a Senate committee would investigate iiLm. liowar<] Hughes and his pal. Johnny Meyer, spent $CMO on n single party, they say. But rted .Skelton spent $,1000 on two rooms and a bath. Without a party even. I got the sUv.-y from a native of Balboa, Calif., while tishlng In Balboa Bay. I was supposed to be on my vacation hut I had movie stars in my hair for two \\oeks nnyway. so there wasn't, much |ioint ill not listening. Ren mid his wife wanted to spend a week In Balboa. Hcd's malinger. Edna Bor«igc. drove the 45 miles to Bn'.boa to pick out a place. There v.eie only two rooms and a bath available in nil aparl- mc'H house. Edna wrote a check for a nominal week's rent. But the apartment. Edna said, would have to be redecorated to keep Red happy. Edna ought to know, on account of being his ex- wife. ''Ii'ow don't get excited," saiil Rdna lo Ike apartment owner, "I'll pay for everything.. And you'll have a licautifm apartment whpn T gel through." MGIIT SHIFT, TOO telling friends t-vcr since: "They didn't even mention the looks of lhe juilit. All Reil saill was: 'How far are we lrom the bar at t'!iris!i:m's Hut?' " But Balboa vacation renters are steaming mad. The story got around fast nnt 1 to get a place for month or even a week at Balboa next slimmer the renters are afraid Ihey'll have to throw in redecorating jobs lo keep the landlords happy. As I said, I tried to get awny from movie stars by going to a secluded spot across the bay from Balboa. But it didn't work. There wero ir.^vfe s'ars on every wave. BAY RUMINATING I wasn't safe even in a rowboat in the middle of the bay. I was sitting there lishiiijj with my six- year-old son when 'Humphrey Bogart, al lhe helm of the Santnnn; came about to drop his sails. ' The Santana missed the rowboat by a foot. , . Bogart cracked as he slid by: "Hello. Johnson. 1 thongM you nrr« Belling away rrom movie stars." Coke Miller of Enterprise studio, sitting on the deck, looked down and saltl: "Have you seen the bon-ofiice flgvres on 'The Other Love'? Tlirv're tcrrifir." It I had a torpedo, I would have sunk lhe Santana and Bogart and McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Hesitant Opponent Gives Declarer Clue BY WM. E. McKENNEY America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Looking at all four hands and lu^ly "playing a hand are two very .different matters. Here is a band that I watched al several ta-. blcs in a recent duplicate game. Most of the Worth-South pairs got to five clubs. They all'made it. although it was defended in two different ways. The opening heart lead was won in dummy with the ace, anil a small club -was led. Some Ear.t players decided thnt West had to have the ace of diamonds to justify the double of five clubs. 15 Years Ago In Blf/theville— Following five hours behind the first load of cotton brought in by R. P. Ashley, Number Nine, Wilmoth and Mason, Elowah plantation operators, brought in the second load yesterday and Jake Ungers Gin turned out the second bale. Certainly the ginning of two hales of cotton on August 11 creates a record for Mississippi County, the largest cotton producing county in the country. Mrs. Howard Proctnr president of the fifth district •.American Legion Auxiliary and Mrs. Floyd White retiring president lor the local post, will go to Hot Springs Sunday for the annual State Convention. By AUSTIN 0. WEIIKWF.IN (United Press Staff forrespoiuleiil) WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. (UP) — Your chances of getting a car — new or used — will be a little brighter In the Fall, organized dealers f.iui manufacturers said today. But don't expect a return any Jme soon to the days when salesmen chased customers instead of ducking them. Manufacturers still have a 5,000,000 car deficit to fill. Both new and used car dealers associations said the rcmo.val of curbs on easy payment buying In Noveml>er may cause a further temporary Ixxnn in the car market. But they believe thai new efforts by manufacturers and dealers to stamp out blark market merchandising, the addition of more than 1,000,000 new cars over last year's output and the end of the vacation season will combine to help urine used car prices down to a heller level. One of the strongest new weaixms against the black market, according to dealers, i s ;\ new type of conditional sales contract adopted by several large manufacturers and a number of individual dealers. It Is designed to keep buyers from grubbing 1947 models to turn over lo used car lots. Under this contract the buyer promises that for six months h c . will not sell the car to anybody extent the dealer who sold it to him. The National Automobile Dealers Association, representing about 40,000 new dealers, reports that already there are fewer 1947 models on used car,tots as a result. The Associr.tion says several courts already have upheld the legality of such a contract. William Shuman. manager of the Na'ional Used car Dealers Association, said that his members have reported a leveling off in demand since July. "f look for a more sensible market by the end of the year." Shuman said. "After iJbor Day. a lot of people who bought cars fur vi- cation trips will find them a burden and get rid of them." Shuman said uteri car dealers are making less than 10 per cent gross profit. He said their prices are dictated by the high prices they are forced to pay themselves. He blamed price gouging on "bootleg" and lly-by-night operators and on individuals who sell their cars directly to other individuals. "Those outrageous prices are caused by that segment of the public with easy money who get on several dealer's lists and speculate in cars," he said. "H is your own neighbors across the street who are to blame. We've had reports of doctors and professional men who turned over as many as 15 or 20 new cars." The New Car Dealers Association surveyed 68 cities and found that the average c'ealer now has on hand twice as many orders for new cars as he expects to obi a in from the factories during Die rest of this year. Since production was resumed, the dealers reported, they have necn able to deliver only about 30 per cent of lhe cars their customers have ordered. made. Should East have played the ace of clubs at trick two? Undoubtedly a player 1 would need a few seconds to decide this question, after the small club was led from dummy. Al the tables where East played the. deuce of clubs instead of the ace. declarer knew that the only reason for East's hesitation was that lie held the ace of clubs. Therefore, declarer went up with the king antl dropped West's queen. WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT CIIICKASAWBA HIS T*t I V T, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARK AN SAS. John J. Smith Plaintiff vs.. No. 10,162 Eva Marie Smith Defendant, The defendant Eva Marie Smith is hereby warned [o appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff John J. Smith. Oated this 28 flay or July, 1!)47. Harvey Morris, Clerk Percy A.- Wright. Atty. for PHf. 1J30-8;G-13-20 Then he proceeded to trump out his losing diamonds, letting East cash the ace of clubs whenever he wanted to. Of course, looking at all four hands, we would say that East should have played the deuce of clubs quickly at trick two and declarer should have token the finesse. Tint down he would go—as he would have lost two clubs and a diamond. Bali Player So Edna called in carpenters and Baby Bacall ar.d Coke Miller right electricians and drapery men and paper hangers. In two days and two nights — they were hanging wallpaper nt 3 a.m. — the rooms were completely redecorated. "Red," announced Edna, "will like It now." She paid off the re- decorators to the tune of $3000. Red and his wife arrived for the seven-day sojourn. The benmliiK apartment house owner ushered them Into the newly decorated rooms, and has been then and there All I could throw at 'em was a fishing sinker. And I missed, darn It. Flower Oddity The large, white, funnel-shaped ••blossoms" o ftlie calla lily are not true flowers al all. bm the outer leaves. The real flowers are tiny, inconspicuous things, crowded to- glher on lhe club-like spadix, in the center. *A43 VA973 49543 *QJ2 VKQJIO «KJ97 6 *Q N W E S Deoler 498765 V8U5-12 *KIO . V None '. ' * A Q 10 8 3 .' +KJ10876 Tournament—Both vul. South West North East 1 # Pass 1V Pass 24 Pass 2N.T. Pass 4 4 Pass 5 4 Pass P»s» Double Redouble Pass Opening—1f K. 13 Therefore, they went up with the ace of clubs on trick two in order to lead back ^he singleton deuce of diamonds, hoping to get a diamond ruff and set the contract. Of course, they caught their partner's queen, and West did not have the ace of diamonds. So the contract was HORIZONTAL 1,8 Pictured Chicago Cubs' player 12 Posts 13 He made a good record • this year 15 Varnish ingredient 16 Powerful 18 Female saint (fb.) 19 l.ove sod 21 Orilicc 22 Cloy 23 Cap 25 C tod •1R Trap 27 Wolfhounds 28 Half nn em 29 Virginia (.ib.) SOlielief 33 Splendor 37 Respect 38 Demise 39 American patriot 40 HareiTi rooms 44 ninckthom 45\Venry 46 Straightens •18 One (prefix) 4911,-ivinR weapons SI Sieve 53 Sweet potatoes 54 Coverings VERTICAL . 1 Plnnl part 2 Chilean pcnk 3 Near 4 Bite 5 Noose G Within (comb. form) VBclginn river 8 Headgear 9 Silver (symbol) sic- _ A DY AT T~ CIOCGC J. WP VI E5 rlA TliAE! 24 Singing voice 4Q Chemical , ,,1 plate Eel;;inn Congo 42 Pilnslcr 31 Wheel-like 43 Indian u-eighti 33. Puzzle 4(i Advertise- 11 Young feline 12 Flat pieces J4 lacks 17 Compass point ^ !>-"= »' Til ^ '»?"<* ^ r , K 35 Makes amends '17 Uiver i" Inoir 20 Altar screen 3r j Iie is -- *D Type measure 22 Comforts third baseman Ti2 Preposition

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