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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 2, 1947
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BIGHT, BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1947 JUtXS U YXBHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAM, AdTcrUtlng ManM» Bole National AdTertlslni Represent* UT«: WmU*BC'Vttm«r Oo, tin Tock. Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, tiemphla.' Pnbttahed Erery Afternoon «ic*pt Sunday Entered as second (dan nutter at the poet- office at Blythevtlle, Arkansaa, under art o! Con- October », MM. Served by the tlnlted Prat any main- RATHS: By carrier to the ' en, of BlytherUle suburban town where cnrrler service it tained, 20e per .we**, or,85c per month. Bv mail. within f,r«dlu» of 40,mlle«, *4.«0 ftt Tear $200 for *l* months, »1.00 tor three month*: JT mall outa«« SO .mile »n*. $10.00 P«r jre« payable in.' a<i»ance. '^. ^ _ Meditation . why do you call me.Lord and not do what I tell you?—Luke 0:40. . • * * ' * Someone his said that the essence of Christian profession Is dolnjr, servlnr and lovinf. ,;,«maW. to •!>«. worked out. '••[ ! 'As 'for German industry, it seems , inevitable now tlmt it nuist be revived ami carefully controlled. This isn't the way things were originally planned, either. But again Russia has changed the picture. Germany's big food-production region has passed into Russian hands. So until western Germany can produce and export enough to pay for its own food, much of thnt food must be bought with American money. ' There has been much talk of our bipartisan foreign iwlic.v, wliicli IK 1x11. excellent thing. But what also seems to be needed is u bipartisan, national realization that the United State;! is in Europe and lias got to stay until recovery and stability arc realities. State of the World Bad Timing At least the beheading of a priest by a Yugoslav mob must have hew a spontaneous and unrehearsed act of savagery. It is hard to imagine that Marshal Tito and his boys would have permitted such an embarrassing incident so soon after a group of American clergymen had happily assured their countrymen that complete freedom of religion is being enjoyed in the coni- munized Balkans. Our Part in the Acrobatic Act A recent cartoon by the Englishman David Low shows three ncroljats performing a balancing trick before President Truman and Secretary Marshall. The acrobats are labeled "Ruin- Coal Talks," "Germany Industry Talks" and "British Dollar-Payment Talks." Mr'. Low captioned his cartoon, "AH Belonging to One Act." His acrobats look confident^ and smiling, but it, is evident that if one of them loses his hold, all three,will.go sprawling. -Mr. Low could have been more ac- .curate by picturing Mr. Truman and Mr; Marshall as performers rather tha ! n. spectators.. For, as representatives of : the* American people, they are clef 1 initely. and inescapably in the act. That isn't how the postwar European act was planned. It seemed two years ago that the United States niight provide some financial backing and friendly co-operation and advice. But Russia changed all that. t • By division and delay, by obstructing;, almost every Euvopesin move toward unity, stability and prosperity, the Soviet Union has changed the American role from that of onlooker to that of bottom man in a human pyramid.. -•••-, The . bottom man can't walk out without the whole structure coming down. Tile balance of the European partners on- his shoulders are unsure. But the man on the bottom has no choice but to stand firm and offer the best support he can. Maybe-he doesn't like his part. But what can he do about it? A lot of Americans obviously don't like their country's assignment in European affairs today. They don't liko the British. They don't like socialsim. They don't see why they have to keep on paying high taxes while money is I>oured into Europe. But most of these people, we believe, don't like the idea of a Soviet- dominated Europe, either. If they can show the government in Washington a sound way by which America can prevent such domination and 1 still remain unirivolved i n European affaira, the government would surely be grateful. The British are having all they can. do to keep their economy alive. They may have to pull out of Germany as they did out of Greece, unless their money and manpower troubles are eased. Surely it is good sense for the U. S. to try to keep Britain on the job there as a partner, even if a weak one, and to help her domestic recovery as tl-.c principal bulwark against communism in Europe. The Ruhr certainly must be utilized. Europe cannot be expected to help itself toward recovery until its great, est industrial section is more than one- third pniducUvi.- M^hether the Ruhr's resources>r« to'-')b*'jufed by: France or under control of $n intirnatiopal.grp.up. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Dollar: Power and Responsibility Many an American will get a new sense ol his country's world responsibility while study- Ing the reports of the agreement just concluded between the United States and Britain. This agreement deals with highly technical questions. Suspension, of clauses providing lur ••convertibility" between sterling and the dollar may have only vague meaning for the average reader. But what will strike him Is the number o( countries aftected. These are all countries that want dollars. The terms on which they can jjCl dollars arc very important to their national prosperity. The American-British lonn agreement provided that as of July 15, 19*7, countries which had special currency agreements with Britain—the so-called "sterling area"—need no longer depend on decisions at London to provide them with dollars. The British pounds which they might, acquire through selling goods to Britain would become "freely convertible." That Is, these countries would be at liberty to exchange them for dollars. But what has been the result? Contrary to the moat authoritative opinion, this provision has led to a veritable "run on dollars" at London. Countries with trade balances in British pounds have increased their "cashing" of povmd^ for dollars Irom about $8^000.000 a wc«?fc to three times that amount. That is one reason why Britain's supply of dollars has been running out so fast. Now. through the temporary suspension ol the convertible clauses in the loan agrecmcr.-., these countries will again be denied free access to dollars at London. For the goods they sen to IjDndpn they will have to be content with pounds. This has possible elements of unfairness in It. But these do not loom large. For beside them sUmls the fact that the freedom, if not existence, today of many of these countries depended at one crucial period of history almost solely on Britain's ability to stand off the Nazis. Britain is still paying the bill incurred then. The arrangement also represents a selbacK for efforts to free the channels of worhi Tade. But it Is - an emergency measure. Perhaps the most, significant point, in the whole experience of Americans is this: Much of the world once regulated Its currency and trade relations under a largely automatic gold standard. Now the standard is, in effect, a "dollar standard." That iSj the dollar Is the one currency that can command most of the product. 1 : the world needs, and nearly all other currencies must adjust themselves to that fact. American decisions affecting currency agreements with another country therefore have repercussions the world over. But also price and wage }H)licics within . the United States—and similar matters which were once considered nobody else's business—now aftcct many other nations' ability to do business at home .md abroad, Americans find themselves consequently in a position of tremendous responsibility as well as power. They arc called upon not only to exercise tact abroad but economic self-discipline at home. Par what happens to the American's pocketbook has become a world concern. -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOii. To Gt-TA BETTeR IPE* COWEE HALF THE P/cTORE WITH VoUR HAND Bring Revolution, Senor Ottoman Fears DOCTOR SAYS BV WtLUAM A. O'BRIEN, M. 1). WrltUu for NEA Service Patients with Weil's disease <spi- rochele jaundice) require expert nursing and'ccntihiious medical ul- lenlion to prevent serious complications. Transfusions of blood from recovered patients and penicillin injections yirid tliL 1 best results in those with severe cases. II. M. Patterson, M. D., Alatt, Hawaii, reports in (lite Journal of i he American Medical Association on his experience with 61 cases of Weil's disease, all of whom were acutely ill when brought to the hospital. Diagnosis was confirmed by special blood test. Patients with Weil's disease have an appearance similar to those with moderately severe influen'Ai. They complain of headache, loss of appetite, chills, generalized muscles and kidneys. The condition rt- suits in juandice, hemorrhages and, in severe cases, kidney failure. Commonest source of human infections in Weil's disease is stagnant water which has been contaminated by infected rats. Infectious malerial gets into the human body + BY FREDERICK €. OTHMAN (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. i\jp>-- 1'in back from a month on the rocic candy mountain, where strawberry ice cream area's on trees and a dollar's sllll a buck, and t hate to un. So It?I me squeeze you a tall glass of fresh pineapple juice (with a little lime in it so ii won't lie too sweet) and I'ell you about Guatemala, land of the tree lunch, iho (joggle-eyed turisla. bananas in eight flavors, and gnllcping . inflation. • Yes .sir, said Senora Adela de Morales at Santiago on the shore of Like Atitlan. the cost ot living's something awful. Kiel Mignon's *£> cents n ixnmd! anil two dozen ret! bananas, weighing a pound and a half each, now cost, a nickel. The fruit that looks and tastes like pins. icecream is two cents an apron-Tiill. The Senora was silting on her front porch overlooking the three volcanoes across the lake, while she told about her troubles. Th? -price of'avocadocs is sky high. She can't get two big ones for less than .one centavo; they used lo ba three for, a .penny.. And that's the way it goes, 'she moaned, looking to my bride 'for symjMUhy. .- Why, -she has to pay S7 a month to the gardener who trims the lawns -with a machete and plucks the orchids growing in baskets hanging through a skin cut. in food or drink . ,;. om Ule lree , of cmlrse UlD sc _ or through the eyes. Spirochetes. j ,, ora addpd hes „„ rt i, olticll! _ capable of causing human infec- turist:-liis salary isn't outrageously tion, have been recovered from most .],joji considcrin" varieties of domestic animals, as ^, ' , "' , , well as mice, rats, foxes and mon- j ..^n so, she said, whais a house- goose:,. Fish cleaners, poultry dress- wlfB tu "° whe ." shc musl I'."!' .' OILr EIS. 'miners, sewer \yorkers, sugar Serious Charges Leveled at Some Federal Agencies But It Is Mainly Bark; No Bite By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent i tec has issued reports charging that Ine ytate Department has a "well- WASHINOTON. Scpt7 2. (NEA) : organized plan to sell the Marshall — Several pretty serious charges. ! , Plan to the people during the con- \vhich Involve criminal' prosecution.' gressionnl recess" and accusing the have been leveled at officials in va- j Department of Agriculture of illegally publicizing against its budget cuts. DIVERSIFIED REACTIONS federal agencies during the past couple of months by Rep. Forest A. Harness (H., Ind.l. These accusations were based on the findings of Harness' Publicity and Propaganda Committee, which is n subcommittee of the House Committee on Expenditures in the executive departments. Harness claims that the War Department and Federal Security Agency have violated the law by propagandizing; respectively, for universal military training "and a program for socialized medicine. HP has sent nil his committee's findings on thcs? two cases to the Department of Justice. Harness' whole effort is based on an interpretation of section 201 of Tf.' REPORT Each report and each charge got a fair amount of publicity at the i lime. But it is interesting to note what has happened to this whole thing since then. At the Department of Justice, the ;oflicial statement is tYiat "this ,inatter is in the Criminal Division, 'but it is now n secret as to just how much work has been (lone on it ami it can't be revealed who is workinw m\ it." • At the War Department, n spokesman said that the various: officials there hud read the Har-' ness committee report. He laughed title IB of the U S code which [.when commenting on any action - - he thought the Justice Departme-' the £tate Department was even less concerned by Harness's charges of the "plan to sell the Marshall Plan." COMMITTEE'S OWN DEFINITIONS Harness's definitions of what hj considers to be legitimate information, which a government agency can give out. and of "propaganda" seem slightly nebulous. Here they re: "Information: The act or process of communicating knowledge; to enlighten." "Propaganda: A plan lor the propagation of a doctrine or a system of principles." But if the whole thing is worth the time and cost of a congressional investigation, it seems logical that it should be worth following to the end. It is estimated that about S75.000.000 a year is now being spent by the government in handing out information about its acti- cane cutter.; and workers in rice fields usually are the victims. HOW TO AVOID INFECTION Dr. Patterson warns sugar cane cutters and others who may be exposed to Weil's disease to drink only pure water, proUl,':t their hands and face from cuts, wash their hands thoroughly before eating lunch in the field, and to avoid rubbing their eyes or wiping the sweat from their hands. Patients with face with soiled Weil's disease should be treatetl like those with typhoid fever. They need plenty of lluids. ^ nutritious diet and special oral hygience. Severly ill patients should receive transfusions ol blood from recovered individuals. Penicillin can be given. - • • QUESTION: I have a black fungus growing: in my ear. Is this serious? ANSWER: Condition occasionally enters the middle ear but this is uncommon. It is difficult to treat. in handling the information pro- addition to accusing the war Department and FSA. the commit- • gram Years Ago In Blytheville— The; conversion of Walker. Orove near the east city lirr.ils, into public. • park long advocated by Blytheville Civic organizations, will be accomplished wilhin 51 lew rnonths if the necessary .support- n given a plan agreed upon by John B. Walker owner of the property and the local Lions Club. The r.-.\rk will be known as Walker Park in honor of the present owner, who has held the property off -the market for years. Mr.' Walker refrained from cutting the timber, valuable as lumber in the hope that some day the city would cents a dozen for lemons and three cents each for ripe pir.eapplesV I'ran into some of this Guatemalan-inflation, myself. Up at Cliich- icastenango I had to pay ten cents , for a pound of fresh cocoanut candy. Ami down in Guatemala City the Bocita situation is something aw- lul. "Eocita" is a spanLsh word, meaning little things lor the mouth.. Anybody who orders a 15 cent bottle of lager beer, expects some free bo- citns to go with it. t These now come in medium siE^ platters, instead of big ones, and they're only one layer deep. They usually consist oi beef sandsviches, pickles, cheese, and toasted tortillas. Trouble is a fellow who's really uiiigry must spend 30 cents lor two bottles of beer before he gets enough .to eat. If this situation doesn't change for the belter, one of my - Guatemaltecan friends'said, a revolution is inevitable. Even haircuts are high priced in Guatemala. A trim de lux= with a brisk rub and a squirt of verbena tonic costs' 35 cents, though I was told I could have had the job done cheaper in a less 'lossy establishment. Easy come, easy go, I always say. ;AS for haberdashery, whooie. A pair of white pants, with red birds embroidered on 'ern. costs at leas^ $1.50. This is terrible and the gentlemen of SDlola have revolted. They don't wear pants. They w ; rap a piece cf brown check Ted cloth around their middles, like kitts, and if that doesn't fix thu pains profiteers, nothing will. Their own wives weave Ihe cloth. The pantsless ones have no other expense, except maybs for safety pins. Inflation isn't the only thing that has hit Guatemala. Our road builders have b^en down there, squabbling so bitterly among themselves that they've built two Pan American highways instead of one. Sen: Hom' cr . Ferguson, of Mic.h., has been snooping down these duplicate roads ami tomorrow 'if you'll bring tho acquire 'the property and use • it as a park. Mrs. D. Hammock and two sons j hocitas") I'll tell you about that. have returned from Atkins, Ark.,j - .'- -• where they visited Mrs. Hammc-cks j Lucky Lawn mother. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Brown -anti : IN HOLLYWOOD BARBS BY BAL COCHXAB A Kentucky town won't permit bachelors to work on town jobs. Perhaps they pause loo often to eye passersby. • • • The Iour-y«iT-old winner of a baby contest in California said she winked at the judges. Won by an eyelash I • m • The average cloud weighs 300.00D pounds. Sounds as If It includes the silver lining. * * » An Illinois broadcasting station was unable to play rccbrds because lh« 112-dcgrec heat melted them. And yet we keep on cussing the torrid weather. • • • Spend all your time chasing rainbows and you'll run into a storm. • • • Gelatin is said to duuble hum»n physical endurance. Except when yon Iry to jet it to your month on a fork. « * » A scrgeon removed * razor blade [rom the i; throat of a professional who had been swallow- Ing them for 30 yean. Twas a close shave. HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 2. (NEA) — Any day now I expect lo look \ip on a theater marquen and sec something like this: •'Way Down Deep." slurring Es- j ther Williams and Leggy, the erm- catcd Octopus. M-G-M has kept Esther under wa'.nr for three years. 1 think it's a wastf of talent. Sure, Either c;>.n swim, but they can't keep her swimming forever. I can't honestly say that Esther is a great dramatic actress. She doesn't think so cither. Bill she will lever 'earn lo act on the screen if they keep her six feet under water whore everything she says comes m bubbles. As I told you the other day. F.s- tlier is complaining that the dia>.; they give her makes her .sound like a mermaid who has just learned to speak English, that shc has asked lor a chance to do something besides swim, but no dice. GIVE IIKK A BREAK To quote a Hob Benchlcy line. I'd like lo sec M-G-M get her out ol that wet suit and into a dry nrartini. Give her a good sloiy and a top M-G-M star to support her through n picture. Dry her off and put her in a light comedy and don't give her a glus.s of \vatcr to drink. It the studio ermtinuc.s tn keep her under water, U will ruin her career. It has happened 1C* mnrt! than one slar In Hollyuood. It's gone lar enough already. When Esther married Hen li-.vgr, some ot her lan.4 were so convinced that she lived under uater. the \veddii~ig presents included M •,;o!d !ish. 17 ball pens, for writing under water, and a baby alligator. Shc is a naturally pretty girl. Her Beauty Is not the kind that needs to be put on with a s;oop shovel and brush. Shc was bjrn with It. She's graceful, has a voice with no gravel in it. and her pev- tion for a box-office attraction in Esther it they give her light com- ,edy roles. A good story and an experienced co-star arc necessary, but el's'get her out of that swimming 5001 and give her a towel before he grow? fins. uinini.i: AUDIENCE Bpt I'm not tho only one com- aminu about Hollywood's methods, ifcrc's what people arc saying, in letters tn me: From Great Rend. Kan.: "It's difficult for me to imagine Larry Parks ever being forgotten. I only saw The Jr>l.son Story' eight limes. Larry Parks is the best thing Hollywood ever had. -If he gets good stories, he's bound to be the slar In pictures." From Albany. N .Y.: "Tlianfcs for slickinR up for Ked Skfllon. HP has a more human appeal and cleaner eornrdy than any ether comedian in Hollywood. Just saw 'Showoff,' sl?.rrins Rcil. Why didn't the studio give him good .support?" Prom Pitlsburg. Kan.: "We Just took a trip across country to Norm Carolina. All 'he towns had double features, and most or the second features were murder. Please. ' • McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Information Bidding Can Go Haywire Ky WILLIAM E. McKENSEY America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service" One player who always can be counted upon to get to a slain contract, if it is in the cards, is aertrnm Lebhiir, Jr. of New Rochcllc, N. Y., treasurer of the American Contract Bridge League. Lcbhar may be accused of "wild' sons have as their guests Mrs. "L&--land Mitchell and children of '.Vierri- phis .who formerly lived here. : CRn't something be done about double features, murder mysteries, nnrt ihe ridiculous high prices?" From New Vnrk City: "You're right—adult pictures for adults, liy all means, and kid piclurcs for children. Kill how do you expect tn keep Ihc kills out of the adult theaters?" I And from Fort Worth. Tex.: "I'm 1 sorry to hear that Warner Bros, has dropped Robert Ald<\. I think ! they are making a They could fire half a dczen othoi.n who would never be missed. Keep Alda. we like him." Mrs. I.cbhar AQ9B7 V None « AQ J 109 *KQB2 I.ebhar ' A AK IOC 3 V A Q 8 4 S ^ None A A93 Rubber—Neither vul. that they were going to make not only a game, but probably a slam. When Lebliar replied with three hearts, he accepted the slam invitation, and his partner then showed her preference between hearts and spades with the three- spade bid. Lcbhar's four-club bid GALLIFOLIS, O. I UP) — Mrs. Edith Pulks has 69 four-leal clovers which she said she gathered from a lawn space of about two square feet recently. 'that he held the king of diamonds. Having supported spades, she thought it was time lo show control in hearts, so she bid five •hearts. Lebhar in turn thought that she held the king of hearts. without Ivtrther ado ue bid showed the club ace and North's severi spades, live clubs showed the club king.! The play presented no problem Seeing prospects of a grand slam [ as the trumps broke two-two and instead of a small slam, Lebhar the clubs three-three, but, as Lcb- now bid five diamonds, his void 1 liar remarked, it is seldom that suit. Remember that his partner hart made a jump bid in diamonds. Mrs. Lcbhav naturally thought both partners support the other's suit with a void as they did in this hand. British Army Leader South l 4 3V 4* 5 » 7 A West Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass North 3 * 3* I 5 ass Opening—* 7 East Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass 2 show times, but he sound reasons for his big mistake, j «» _ -^ owcvcr , cven he had HORIZONTAL 1,8 Pictured British military leader, Sir 14 Typical 15 Princes ISRepudiate 17 See 19 Decrease 20 Conclusion 21 Tax 23 Pinnacle 24 Rupees (ab.) 25 Symbol tor cobalt 27Poker stakes 30|Stagc whisper 34 Caravansary 35 Having tides 36 Knglish poet 37 Abounds 38 Near 39 Symbol for erbium 40 Mimic , 43 Mariner i 48 Recede 3 Uproot by . force 4 Attempt 5 Sun god 6 Eras 7 Disorder 8 Beams , 9 Part of "be" 10 European gull 29 Malayan coin 46 Prevaricates 11 Chair 31 Fish 47 Preposition 12 Italian river 32 River barrier 48 Sea caglt 21 Helps 40 According to 50 Balances (ab.) 22 Disperse 23 Lariat (Latin) 41 Small horse 26 Willow 42 Ireland 44 And 45 Butterfly 52 Greek letter 54 Alder tree (Scot.) 56 Type measure 58 Half-cm ls 51 skin opening to I r , „. _, ' . * Eating Reforc Art DAtjTON, Mass (UP) — Play- fonalily doesn't make people want | ground leaders '.vho introduced | handicraft work with clay to lo throw knives ftt her. Thai's a lot move thnn can be \oungstcrs ranging In years from 3 said about many of Hollywood's .stars. The studio has si good founda- to 6 were at an impasse when they found their pupils preferred eating tj«! clay to molding it. admit that the bidding on today's hand, which came up in a game at his home, was a, bit fantastic. Lcbhar sat South and his partner was Mrs. Lebhar. The bidding progressed normally lo start with.^Some players might open the South hand with a force- ing Uo-blrl, but I agree with Leb- liar that the hand Is not. strong enough for that With the wonder- fnl spade til, Mrs. Lcbhur Jnmp-d In diamonds to tell her 53 Meat cut 54 Space 55 Combines 57 Everlasting 59HisDunkcrc|UC rescue earned him the nickname " " 60 Poems VERTICAL, 1 Made a bid' 2 Level

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