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f PAGE TEX tSE BLYTHEVELLE COURIER NKWB THE OUUHDR Km OO. .° B. W. HADOBB, PubUther JAMBS L. VXRHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Adtertlstag Bole National Oo, Hew Tort, ChlCMO, DMrott. Publiahed Erery Art*Boco xteepl Buudciy Entered as second clan matter at the pel office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under'act of COD- •jress, October 8, 1311. ' Served by the Doited Preat ~" SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier in the city ot Blythevill* or suburV^n town where carrier service to m talned, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 mllea, 14.00 per year, $2.00 Jor six months, »1.00 *or three month*; : by mail outside 60 mile lone, tlO.M per ymx payable In advance. Meditation No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master Is doing; but I liave called you friend. John 15:15. * * » A man's life without friendship k barren tint one friend can make hint ustfuL Open Door Policy The Knst Arkansas Natural Gfis Consumers Association, winch lias as its objective the securing oi' 'gas for distribution iii 22 or more of Ihc cities and towns in an agricultural-area which is showing the foresight to hid for industrial development, has made an auspicious start. It has moved with speed, but it appears that back ol' Hie speed there lias. been some clear thinking along logical lines. It has started' with an open door f policy designed to let those who will be served most by tlie bringing of natural gas to the area know of its aims and ambitions. The bringing of natural gas to eastern Arkansas is of importance to every family with a home to be heated during winter months, and meals to be prepared every day in the year. The bringing of natural gas to Eastern Arkansas means more than that for this smokeless fuel is closely linked with industries, and clean cities, and this adds to the importance of the undertaking which has been launched by the combined chambers of commerce of the area and the business and civic leaders who will find their businesses more valuable when the goal of the _jissodalion is achieved. The organization is to be commended for starting with an open door policy, one which will keep t'nose who will ultimately pay for the benefits informed of the progress. The cost of the undertaking ultimately will fall on the consumers, and family units in the cities and towns of the area will foot most of the bill. The t open door policy will help the future consumers of natural gas to know whether they can expect a good (leal, and their full support can go a long way to speed the day when the consumers association, though it is at this time a comparatively small group when consideration is given to the total population of the area to be served, can look back upon fruits of victory and it can be said of them they faced a tough proposition, fought a .good battle and won a signal victory for the little fellow who today is suffering from the evils of high living costs. Politicking Among the Scouts According to reports from the World Scout Jamboree in France, East and West are meeting on good terms in at least one place. Scouts.frrjm (the Soviet-orbit countries of Czechoslovakia and Hungary behave like the others, the reports say. They're mainly interested in swapping insignia, neckerchiefs and addresses of Scouts from other countries whose language they are studying. But there are political overtones to the meetings, all the same. For the Czech and Hungarian hoys brought with them pamphlets to be distributed to Scouts from non-Communist countries in case their reception was unfriendly. The pamphlets asked Scouts of the western countries to be tolerant of Communist youth. The Czech pamphlet said, in part: "We, the youth of Czechoslovakia, stand between the West and the East. To you of the West we shall tell about the heroism of Soviet and Yugoslav youth, who have paid such a high price to win their fight for freedom; and with you of the Ea»t, we shall play the game of a mil- licto children the world over—scouting. . . . We believe tliiit our common iile«ls will One day unite the world." One pai'MKra,)|i from the Hungarian l>!ir»ni]>lel rend: "Do your (jest to become acquainted with the youth of ey- 1 ery nation in eastern Kuro]>e, includini; the youth oC Soviet Russia. We beg you and till Scouts of the worlfl from the depth of our hearts: Do not listen to the heralds of hatred, do not believe the liars and slanderers." Those sentiments do not sound like the s|K>ntaneous sentiments' of adolescence. They sound even IGNS genuine when one reflects that, in Communist- dominated'countries, it is not the custom to let youth organizations just drift along, playing games and making fires by rubbing sticks together. The Communist youth is indoctrinated early and thoroughly- The.se quotations may bo interpreted in two ways. On first rending, one is likely to be struck by the ii|X>16gctic, insecure tone of the messages. The authors of the pamphlets defend ^lieir Scouts even before they are attacked. But a more realistic interpretation of the pamphlet* might discount and (Ksregard the apologetic tone. For the pnnxi.se more "likely is to impress the youth from western countries with the thought that all criticism of Russia and communism that they have heard is a pack of lies, cooked up by slanderers and heralds of hatred buck home. After all, that line of approach seems to have worked pretty well on the more mature minds of such persons as Henry A. Wallace. H probably was fig-tired that the kids would be duck soup. We don't know how the Scouts from democratic countries reacted to the phamphlets. Rut perhaps some of them gave the Hungarian and Czech boys a message to take home, to this effect: The people of the western nations don't hate the people of Russian-dominated countries. We have no quarrel with you. We don't want war and we know that you don't. Our only quarrel is with the methods and . policies of your governments, for if you did we are sure." that alf talk of war, in both East ond -West, would be silenced and forgotten. BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS VIEWS OF OTHERS Must Arkansas Condone Sectional Lawlessness? According to press reports n wide-ol>cn gambling house has been operating tor some time at islack I r ish Lake. This disease spot seems to be of Ion:; standing and for some strange reason is undisturbed, although it operates in open defiance of the slate. Not only are those in charge accused of running a gambling house in defiance ot law, they arc accused of crooked 'gambling in which the victim has little or no chance for a fair deal. Open letters from Prosecutor Gerber ol Memphis written to Prosecutor J. If. Moody of Bald Knob have recited instances ol losses suilered nt Black Fish Lake that have left the victims, and the families of victims in desperate situations. The hurt ranges all the way from penniless homes to broken homes and terms in the penilcnliary for some who have gambled there. It has been demonstrated recently in Arkansas that open gambling can be stopped where public officials do their duty as public otlicers. No one doubts thut open gambling can be stop"- pcd anywhere in Arkansas If a sincere attempt fs made to enforce the law. If local officials will not. or do not enforce the law against public gambling houses Mich ns is reported to exisl at Black pish Lake, there should be some way to reach them with the law they have sworn to support, AJso there should be some way for state officers to vindicate the law of the state when local officials will not act. Arkansas^ ns a sovereign state, should not condone lawlessness anywhere within its borders. If it does not now have the right to reach into such plague spots, when necessary, and enforce the law. power should be granted that would give it thai right. —ARKANSAS METHODIST. * * * (Since this editorial was published the sheriff of St. Francis County has published notice that the gambling casino has been closed. The closing was without even so much as a court action' which shows how easy It Is to slop lawlessness when the law enforcement authorities want to act.> BARBS BY HAL COCHKAH Ohio growers expect a larger apple crop Hits 1'ear than last. Will there be enough jugs? * * * Some of the Udlfs- 1947 b» t |,ln s suits may not 10 in (he water but lln-y make your heart swim. * * * or Sol doesn't have to be shining on the Iwach for the gals to be son-struck. J.S. Taxpayer See/ris Certain to Be Winner ] n This Interesting Penny-Pinching Contest (Peter Edson is on vacation By DOUGLAS LARSEN NBA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. (NBA) —A peculiar race between Pre-ii- ent Truman and Rep. John 'fabcr, hnlrman of the House Approprh- iorts Committee, is now under' way. with the President already about le lap ahead. The beauty of this contest, no natter who gets under the wire irst. is thai the U. S. taxpayer will •%& Is It Hot Enough for You? 1H?€? ''i / >^ f.if WEDNESDAY,'AUGUST 27, 1947 NEW STARTING POINT This year, however, the Bureau of the Budget, at the President's request, has added to the mechanical instructions n flat order that no estimates can he more than their present budgets. In other words, any savings that Congress made in the cost of government this year, plus the President's economies, are to be accepted as the starting point for the- Bureau's pruning of next year's budget. Agency officials aren't very hap- ie the real winner. The race •is to I py about this new arrangement. But see who will gqt credit for largest lilting of the 1049 budget, lit is he 1949 budget, which will bb the enl economy issue before the! pubic during the presidential election >f 1048. Alt the arguing and tie- bating over the '« birdget will nostly be forgotten in the fight iver the new one by that time. The 'resident's idea of what it's going o cost to run the government dur- ng "fiscal '49" will be handed to lie 80th Congress when it convenes 'or its second regular session this coming January. Then the fire- vorks start in earnest. President Truman, however,' is >lanning a little surprise for the boys. He has started by instituting a 'brand-new federal nyeucics to start preparing their estimates' of what they will need for the next year, as soon as the current year's judget is settled. The only instruc- .ions they got from the Bureau of the Budget were on the mechanics of preparing their estimates. . they can't complain in the open economy campaign Republican's hi Issue? TABER'S CONTRIBUTION With the Bureau "of Hie Budget's own report in it is now pretty well established just how much Representative Taber's efforts reduced spending. And many of his committee's exaggerations on that score are pretty well spiked, [f nothing else, Taber's determination to cut costs at all costs has certainly spurred the executive branch to do some economizing. This is good. But it dilutes the credit to Taber. The 30 so-called TBI— Taber Bu- because, after all, you don't nrgue reau of-Investigation — men. whom with your boss in public and expect Representative Taber hired to find government budgets. to keep your job. Just how much the President and the Bud- Bet officials will prune the agency estimates remains to 'be seen. The estimates for the '49 budget have !o be in by Sept. 15. Then the secret prunning sessions start. Several of the agency's budget officers gloomily predict that the President has in mind cutting down about $4 billion from this year, it would mean about a $33 biilion request from Congress, apart from what might be done with the Marshall plan. The various agency officials claim privately that they just don't know where the cuts ™,i,, can be made. But then, that's what TBI-men do manage to find places they always say about cuts. I for cutting, screams that , ------ , services are being eliminated wilt go up from the agencies in twice as much volume this year. the "fat" in discovered just what a tough job this is. Some agency officials grudgingly admit they did a fair job of finding what they did find, and it is possible that with their experience they will be able to do a better job next time. But next year the federal spending problems won't be much different than they wer? this year. And if the TBI-men only got meager results so far, tho chances of further reducing an already expertly-trimmed budget in the coming year will be much worse. And. finally, if bv chance the If President'Truman is successful in handing a '49 budget to Cnngrejis which is $33 billion, or anywhere near it, where does that RE A Program to Take 20 Years To Reach All of Rural Areas TtM DOCTOR SAYS BV U'lMJAM A. O'BRIEN, M. D. Written for NF.A Strvke Many diabetic patients and their families attended classes at Hamot, Hospital, Erie, Pa., to learn more about their condition and its management. Although an attendance of only 40 to 50 was anticipated, more than 300 turned out for eacli of the five sessions. George p. stoney, M. D., of the hospital's diabetes clinic, realizing that many physicians found it difficult to give extensive individual instruction to their diabetic twtients. suggested to his fellow medical staff members that a school of instruction might be the answer to the problem. Six physicians and a dietitian volunteered to serve as teachers for the evening course of lectures, demonstrations, movie and question- and answer periods. Plans for the course were announced in the Erie newspapers and through local news broadcasts. Notices were sent to former diabetic patients, pastors, school principals and superintendents and directors of health and welfare services. The public reaction to the school proved its need, for not only did overflow crowds attend every session, but their questions Indicated there was much they did not know about diabetes. 'At the first meeting, the nature of diabetes and its cause and symptoms were described. The second meeting discussed the chemistry every diabetic should know, while the third session was about treatment with diet and insulin. The last two two concerned complications and diabetes in childhood and in pregnancy. Following each session was a demonstration of diets, method of examination of the urine and dis- nmiuation of the urine and displays of foods. One of the features of the closing session was a demonstration of self-administration of insulin by an 8-year-old boy and a 13- year-old girl. UIARETES INCURABLE Diatetcs is a life-long problem. In certain instances, the disease apparently heals, so that treatment is no longer necessary, but this is the exception rather than the rule. The average diabetic finds dieting irksome and taking insulin monotonous. He is easy prey for those who advertise to cure him without diet or insulin. If he knew about his disease, he would never become careless with his treatment. That (he function of the school. Patients must accept the fact that diabetes is not curable. Sufficient * BY GRANT (United Press Staff Correspondent] WASHINGTON', Aug. 26 (UP)-. The •Agriculture Department has in dicatcd that at the present rate of progress It will take at least yj years to bring electric power to ah the farmers and other rural res dents who want it. In a repoit on Rural Electrification •Administration operation-, the department said new customers' nov are being added to REA-financeil networks at the rate of about 220XW a month or 264,000 a year. Tliis rate is the highest in the agency's history. But an estimated 2,5CO,000 farms and an t-t|iial number of other |x>tential users sucli as crossroads stores, schools and milk still arc without electric service If the priftent rate of expansion is maintained, all these could smve power within 20 years. But olficinls said the rate is likely to slow down , Mississippi, home of Democratic' Rep. John E. Rankin. leads in the number of larms still without any electricity with 138,'181. 'Rankin is a fierce champion ot rural i-leclr'- Ilcation and led a bitter fiqht i' (1 have the 80th Congress increase- REA's current loan authorial ion ol $225,000.000. Other states having a large percentage of farms without elivtri- eity include Texas with 172 4C9- Ten nessee, 146,344 North Carolina, 141!175; Kentucky. 143,930; Missouri 134.148, and Arkansas, 130.211. Little Rhode Island 'has only '20'i farms without electricity while Connecticut has only 930. 'Seven other .•States, mostly* in New England have fewer than 5,000 farms without power. , , , „ The department said that an estimated 396,000 rural customers ultimately will receive electric service us a result of REA loans approved dur- - ing the 1M7 fiscal year which ended last June 30. These loans are n-paid at nominal interest rates. •Loans for the 12-months period totalled $251,349,172. They will enable borrowers, mostly locally owned and operated rural cooperatives. to string more than 135,000 miles of new power lines and 10 hike the capacity of some existing systems. REA said the 1947 program was topped only by the previous yei.r when grants totalled $300,000,000. Loans during the two-year period were larger titan during the previous 10 years oi the program. Despite these tremendous strides. the agency said the backlog of loan applications is bigger than ever. 'If Congress had provided the money, it said, additional loans of $273,000.000 could have been made. •Since its inception, REA has made loans totalling nbrrat S1.0C8.436.0CO which are repaid over a 35-ye.u- span at two per cent interest. Pay- information is available today so i ments to date arc running some that victims ot this disease can lead | $30,000,000 ahead of schedule and a noriual life if they follow their | there is virtually no delinquency instructions. Little of the work aiithoriW I QUESTION: T have a painful shoulder and X-rays show deposits of calcium, which my - physician tells me are due to bursitis. What is the accepted treatment? •ANSWER: X-ray treatment, physical medicine (heat, massage, exercise) and injections' of procaine for severe pain are used by physicians successfully in the treatment for bursitis. More Car Prices Hiked .DETROIT, 27. (UP) — The Ford Motor Company Monday announced list price increases ranging from S8S to $229 on Lincoln and Mercury cars and Ford station wagons and convertibles. The announcement followed by less than 48 hours disclosure that This is one political squeeze the leave Representative Taber and the taxpayer can enjoy. IN HOLLYWOOD •••••••»•*•••••••••••••• BY EKSKINt: JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 27.—(NBA) — Exclusively Yours: There's a surprise ending to end ;ilt surprise ending in Manually Johnson's mad x>litical satire, "The Senator Was Indiscreet.'' While iBill Powell goes through Llie picture as a mkidle-ot-fhc-road politician running for President, he constantly gets alvice over the telephone from his \vifo, whom you neV- ur see. In the until reel. Bill has to leave the country. The scene fades to Kin, his wife unrt bis seven children, all in sarongs, on Hikim nUill. Hill is sill g*"Uing advice frtim his wife, whose back is turned tn Hip camera. Suddenly she turns, and yon see her tor the thrst time. It's Mjrna Loj! • * w Canny old C. B. D,>Mi]le lias escaped the 15 per cent ISritisli tax on his still unrclKLsecl movie, "Unconquerecl." He Kent over one of the firsi prints *OVIT;II \veefcs ngo, had it rcRistcrcd. -,tncl it's now exempt. Joan Crawford, who onco won Charleston <lancin^ contests at the Coconut Grove, may play n dancing role at Warner Bros.—with Fled Astaire at her |>artner yet. HAIR PRESUMPTIVE Now it's the multi-colored hairdo. Naturally, a movie queen. Marilyn Maxwell, is tho first to wear one. (It takes a brave gal.) It's created by entwining colored strands of false liatr with the real hair. And believe me. brother, you think you're seeing things. Am) speaking- of hair, CVIJko Markham elaims lie knows an actor who is so vain, before starling work in a technicolor film he rtyecl his riamlrurr a pliologenlc shade. • • • Humphrey nogart wears a heavy beard throughout hLs role in "The Treasure of Sierra Madrc." One day lie walked into a Vine St. drug stove and a woman curled licr lip in dishes nt the sight of him and said to a friend: "Look. What some people in Hollywood won't do to get n job in the movies." Groucho Marx caught the third largest trout of the season at Yel- lywstonc—3-1 inches. It's being stuffed in Denver. Says Groucho: "I was almost stuffed in Denver once after a big meal at Ellitch's Gardens." I /If that 73 per cent British tax Isn't lowered within a couple of weeks, most, of the studios will ask all their employes lo take from 25 to 50 per cent salary cuts. SHE SHOULD KNOW Esther Williams is writing a book "How to Swim,".. .Harry James takes his band to Cuba the first wrek in October for a three-night engagement in a big ballroom there. He'll collect the lop money of his career. B. Grable probably will tau along . « • • A certain well-loved feminine star who knocked them dead last year in a Broadway play, just received a letter from the drama's playwright., telling her in so many words that I he doc.sn't share the public's opin- I ion of her a,s a ixnson. Reason -she drove a hard bargain on the film rirlits. John Fri'dc-ric is introducing a n<\\ fjll hat tilled. "Secoml mar- rinitc." It's appropriate for quite a Iciv Hollywood gals. • » « John Cobu, the speed maniac, will be wearing white grease paint, like the film glamor gals wear, when he tries for a new aiiloitiobilc speed record at. Salt Uike City. He ordered the grease paint from Max Pac- lor as a flash burn prevcnlativc. A bnrt cs;g floats In water because gasscs have tormcd Inside it. owing to decomposition. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE' How Opening Lend Spots High Cards I9y WILLIAM E. 'McKENNEY America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Is better bridge played in the east or in the west? It is true that most of the Life Masters are in the east, but I think that this question will be decided within the next year or two by competition \K- fwcen the two sections. A large group of eastern players went out to California last year, and another delegation Is planning to attend the tournament to be held; November 5th to 9 [h. inclusive, at the Holcl Del Coronado, Corouado, Calif. ning the third round in the closed hand, then lead the five of clubs The opening lead of the club king has marked West with the queen. West has to win this trick, and he shifts to a diamond. Declarer should go right up with dummy's ace, discard his seven of diamonds on the jack of clubs, then lead tho queen of diamonds. If East does not cover. South discards a hear',, | yesterday because if West wins the diamond I she with trick, there is no return he can ' make that will endanger the contract. If East covers the diamond, South trumps, .and the jack and ten of diamonds provide discards for two of the hearts. Thus' at most declarer loses t\vo hearts and a club. .1 by the 1947 loan actually has been completed, primarily because of material shortages. RHA said there has been some improvement, however, and 32 new systems were put iiuo operation last year. It said per capita jxiwer consumption of REA users also jumped during the year. In 10-11, the av.enme customer of an REA-financed system used only 827 kilowatt hours of power. In fis;al 1!H7, the figure increased to 1.B8G kilowiit', hours. £••••*•••••••••••••••••" S/5 Years Ago • In Blytheville— \ "••••••••«•••«••••••••»O The Lutes baseball team came home victorious. The Mississippi County league team won over the Twin City All States of Lutesville and Marble Efill and over the Lutesville Rangers in a stretch victory 1-0. Mrs. Doyle Henderson and mother Mrs. Mnry_ Sutton will go to Memphis tomorrow where Mrs. .Sutton will undergo an operation at Baptist Hospital, ooeration at Baptist Hospital. Miss Edna Kate Hale returned from California where a group of friends attended the Olympic Gamps. Miss Hale is a member of the Fled Springs faculty. Mice running in small cylinders furnish motive ixnver for a toy lac- tory made by Harry Rudy, of Dayton, O. Commentator " Vur.tle 4 AK J 105 i VK J82 L «76 r * AS • . Tournament—N-S vvil. South West North East 1 * 2 + 2 * Pass 4 A Pass Pass Pass Opening—+K 27 Today's hand cnmc up at Coronado last year. The play is somewhat Involved, and a good player might "blow" the hand. South wins the opening lead with the ace of clubs. takes three rounds of trumps, then takes the diamond finesse. East wins and shifts to a heart, and down goes declarer, losing two hearts, a diamond nnd n club. The correct line of pby is to win the first trick with the ace of clubs, lake three rounds ol trumps, win HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured ' radio commentator 12 Separator 13 Man's name 15 Lincoln's ' nickname • 16 Mythical, 'l monster 18 Split pulse 19 My 21 Fabulous demon , 22 Winged f- animal 23 Gland form) 25 Italian poet 26 Knobs 27!rc 28 Note of scale 29 That thing 30 Weird 33 Mammal 37 Guide 38 California town 39 Makes lace 40 Prejudice •H River in Lorraine 45 Upon (prefix) 46 He is a j Pulitzer prize 48 Compass point 49 Con again 51 Attachment 53 Remits JU Feelings. £&•. VERTICAL 1 'Emotional. • craving 2 Leveled 3 Chinese city 4 Augment 5 Roman ruler 6 Pull 7 Footgear 8 Weight 9 Either 10 Walking in water 11 Card game 12 Small mammal 14 Senior (comb. 1 ? 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