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i PAGtt COT (ARK.V COURIER xrvr» TUB BLYTHEVELLE COURIER NEWS - ; .... ., , TUB OOUHIB NEWS OO. B. w tuuoN, Fuu JAIOB uraitBOKrr> Editor MO. IX HUMAN. AdnHUl* •el* NrttoMJ Advtrtitiiic RtprauaUUmi Witmir O, Nnr York, Ohlotco, Detroit. «v»rj AiUrnooa Kxc*p« Bundiy Bcuna u (wood clu* matter it tin pott- off to at Biythevill*. Arkansas, undw act ol Con- gren. Oetetut «, 1»17. . *tm6 by th» United Pm» "SUBSCRIPTION RATH: •7 cttriti ID me city o! Blythevilla or any •uburbin town where carrier Mrvlc« la maintained, SOc per week, or 85e p«r month. Bj mail, within a radius of SO miles, (4.00 pet year. (2.00 (or six month*, 11.00 for Utrc* month*; by mail outside SO mil* toot, 110.00 p*r feu payable in advance. Meditation F«r the preaching at the crost It to them that perish foollshnwi; hut unto u« which are •tred K 1* th* pow« ot God.—I Corlnthlani 1:1*. Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah, Pilgrim through thl* barren land; I am »Mk, but Thou are mighty; Hold me with Thy powerful hand; Bread of heaven I Feed me till I want no more.—W. Williams. Banning a Nazi- Nazi Style The Polish government has banned performances of (he music of the Austrian composer, Richard Strauss, because he "embraced the same ideology ss Hitler." When one thinks of the horrible slaughter, terror and devastation thst tht Poles Buffered at Nazi h»nds, their bitterness ia. understandable. But Strauss ik 84, penniless, and artistically dead. His enduring music ii 30 and more years behind him. It might seem that tht Polish government's resent action also tends to resemble the ideology of Hitler, who banned th« music of Jews', living and » dead, becaust he didn't like their religion and their ancestry. For United Brothers and decency left in man, there la itill hop*. W« think that Lincoln, himself, would b« the first to lay that man 1* basically decent, logical and icnsible. All that he needs 1« a llttl* inspiration from «tomeon« such »§ Abraham Lincoln. U there an Abraham Lincoln in ths world? «••••••«••»• VIEWS OF OTHERS - "What a shame," people always say about the Civil War. "Brother was killing brother." Abraham Lincoln felt that way, too. Perhaps that was one reason he fought so bravely to the end the struggle. Perhaps that was why he •pole* no eloquently for a united nation. Perhaps that was why he gave his life to keep America undivided. But -wan the "hot war" of 1865 any more a case of brother against brother than the "cold war" of 1948? There were people of all nationalities in the Blue and the' Gray. They spoke the •same language, true, but' there were stiil immigrants from every European : nation fighting with Grant and Lee and Sherman and Jackson. Essentially, it's just as much brother against brother today. As we honor Lincolon's memory, perhap* we ought to compare tht problems he faced with those we face todaj'. Lincoln overcame jealousy, suspicion, hate and greed to emerge from the struggle with the beginnings of a truly unified United States. It took a good many years to erase completely the memories of the war, and to conquer those emotions, but it has been done. The "cold war" of today is inspired by the same emotions—jealousy, suspicion, hate, greed. Are they any more insurmountable today than they were in 1865? Probably not—human nature changes very little over the years. What our great-grandfathers did, ws can do. But the catch to that, of course, is —is there an Abraham Lincoln in the , world? It matters little whether our modern Abraham Lincoln emerges *s an American, Briton, Russian, German, Frenchman or Solomon Islander. For that matter, our modern Abraham Lincoln need not even b« a human tw- injr. It would serve th« same purpose of the United Nations should suddenly Require sufficient strength of purpose, courage, will to succeed—guts, if you wilt-to act the part. ^But our world today desperately neleds someone, or something to hold *" th * r ' U n * ed * *" AbrRham Un, willing to devote it« entire efforts e; purpose of unity. It ne*d s some>''gut: show u» the folly of our iWe., who can overcome thoe* base emotions which threaten to <&stroy what littte aeeurity we have left. ; \ U ttww ia »titl logic and common !•»••••• •••••• ••»••*••*••••*»•••••>• •»•••»•• I •••••»••••< Lets Not Confuse the Issue The unfortiinit* Undent? to brand anything disagreeable as Communistic, \r. beginning to crop up In connection with President Truman'i civil right* program. Governor Lan«y told reporters that (ho proposed legislation In "flavored with OoinmuMiMii," and the Executive Committee of the Arkantu Economic Oouncil-S'.alt Chamber of Commerce, In a formal denunciation, employed "Communlst-aponsored" and "the Reds' campaign platform." It i* Quite true th»t the Communist party, U.S.A., h«« ndvocsted *uch measures is FBPO, and anti-poll tax, ami-lynching, and anti-Mgre- lallon laivs. But it Is not true thai It originated them, or that its advocacy Is anything but a liability to tliclr sponsors In the Democratic and Republican parties. To argue oUiertvlse is to credit the American Cofnnuini&u with far more political strength than they poiiCM, and to ignore political history. Segregation law« were abolished In many »ut«a long before Karl Marx penned his historic manifesto. The poll tax ha* never existed in large areas of the Unlud mates, and lias been voluntarily abandoned by some of th* Southern states. The South Carolina constitution of 189€ contains an ami-lynching section making sheriff* personally liable when the cntn* occurs under lliclr jurisdiction and providing for payments from county treasuries to families of the victim; mid when Senator Harry r. Byrd, mentioned by Governor Lancy as a possible Southern candidate for president, was governor of Virginia, he .sponsored and had enacted one of the moit comprehensive anil-lynching laws on record. TEPG was sponsored In New York fllatc by the Republican party, and li now a principal plank in the presidential plaliorm of Governor Dew*y. Whatever else they may be, the principles embodied in thls_ legislation are not alien to the nation at large. The basic Utu«, as the etate Chamber in somewhat contradictory fashion reccrnlwd. Is whether such liglilitlon U properly In the federal province—In «hort, atau'a right*. The chamber made the point that the South has no objection to enactment of fair employment legislation by individual Northern •UUa—whlcli, taken in the context of It* full statement, would also mean that the South has no objection to the Northern states' jurrender- ing to the leadership of the communist party. All of this. It seems to us, delract.s from the excellent position the chamber did take: Those who advocate federal policing of social relationships speak In the name of "c!vl! rights." But other fundamental right* of the individual and of the several stale* are equally Involved in this issue. U 1*' proposed to break down these freedoms under th* g'liae of establishing others. Here is the real issue upon which the South must take Us stand. II ii, as old as the republic. Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton debated It; John C. Calhoun's tame rests upon his constant defense ol state'* rights; Jefferson Davis led the South out of the Union in protest against the encroachment of federal -authority. The South has a case, ind It Is a good one. But we are confident It will prevail. But those who iupport it do it no service when they drag In the extraneous issue of Communism and play upon (lie hysteria of Hits uncertain time. --ARKANSAS GAZETTE. BARBS "I Could Use a Man Like That Right Now!" RVTffx'it'^fK illli ti*,{.?.• /r?i f .•• ('.H',« •! THURSDAY, FEBRUARY U, 1943 Property-Owning Witnesses Keep Rent Control Issue Hot THI DOCTOR SAYS Bj^ Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Fifty je«r« ago, diphtheria wai a disease which killed o(J many promising and attractive youngsters, and aometlniei their elders M well. Almost anyone over 60 can recall losing some valued relative or friend lo thu dread disease Diphtheria, while not yet extinct is far lew frequent and, if caught By Harman W. Nichols Uniifd Pre»s Staff Corrcvpondenl WASHINGTON, J»eb. 13. (UP) — A lean, wiry gent from T*xa.s hauled off and gave Congress both barrel*. i *i Al Weis "' r »' Houston didn't 4*' !?,~' »« «" " * ""'• d black shoe*. --I wa*m. bowlegged like the oow pokea In th€ pictures. And when h« walked into the House Banking and Our- rency Committee Room, ha waa sporting a modest, one-gallon hat. He came In to say a plec* about rent control. Sine* he Truman's Switch in Federal Reserve Board Chairmanship Creates Sour Political Pickle By Peter Kikon i NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. (NEA1—By shuffling chairmanship of the Federal At that time. It «-aj! generally as- «om. Mimed Vardaman would be Tru- •• man's man on the Board and nl- , fj ftM * H- n i^.^ „ _ . - _. tlmately would become chairvmv tit declded Reserve Board of Governors from shortly after taking his seat. Vard- : teracts the poison produced by lh« growth o! the germ in Hie body, and the perfection or a means of vaccination or inoculation, which increases resistance t o the disease. Diphtheria germs usually grow In ttie throat, where they produce a grayish membrane from which the toxin, or poison, is poured Into the blood, This poison cause* fever and seriously affect* the heart nerves, lungs and kidneys. The scrni-eonlalning membrane „,, often srows down toward the voice ; «10 box and lungs, narrowing the passage for air ,-jid sometimes shutting it off completely. Today however, if the " Welsser dusted off his drawl and gurgled Into high gear. What mad* him so dad-gum sore, he laid w»s the way the rent control offic* down his way has been kickln* Tex*us >round. • He had fetched along 4 brief c*se filled with letters to b«ck un his point, He told about old'lady who owned an ll-unit apartment building. Wilhout so much as a hi- sllver, the Houston R?nt Control Office cut her rents an average ot month. The woman marched right down to the office, Weisaer said, »nd the manager threatened of nrttltoxln can ' be given which will cause the symptom to subside rapidly. Toxold Effective to children. This toxold stimulates the body to produce its own antitoxin against diphtheria. Thu, new which bothered his ulcers was a so-called heat ordinance, enacted in Kansas City: H became the law there for a landlord to keep his It wasn't much trouble in the- Summer, he said, but imagine a landlord In the dead of winter pad- January, the Presi- to name MeCabe to vacancy caused by Ransom's Cabe o, rh,,ade, P hi n , reducing *. ; %£ d^nc^ £' coS ! **"&£?. ^'^n^ »*«*' ^ ^ I Marrlncr Eccles to Thomas B. Mc- cles to the vice chairmanship, President Tr QUESTION: What is a good remedy for seasickness on rough water? ANSWER: Many diugs and treatments hive been tried, especially during the war. Some drugs may be itill no one cure or prevention. 15 Fears Ago In Blytheville — public business. And with throats Of more serious inflation still file- Inn the country, the need for keep- Ing the Federal Reserve Board on *n even keel is nqw more necessary than ever. Congress can't act Intelligently on Truman's appointment* unless it knows all the background of what goes on here. The desire to purge another New Denier—meaning Erclc.s—has been suggested. Also the thought that the administration might like lo have ii Republican—McCahe — to work with the. GOP Congress or to blame In case tlie country headed Into economic distress. But to »ct a [uller iindpr.standinp; of this situation It becomes necessary tn Irok over the membership of 'the [nil Board of Governors. Vardaman Fended wilh Chairman Ercles First name that strikes' the eye Is that of Commodore James K. Vardaman Jr. It will be recalled Ehat Vardaman—one of the Missouri boys—lind been Truman's naval aide. He wns appointed to Federal Reserve Board in January. 1016, but was not confirmed until March, lfl4S. Kceles. an aggressive, fast-thlnk- IIIR and fast-acting personality, always dominated the Board Lawrence Clayton, formerly assistant to Fccles. later a Boston hanker, was named to the Board nl Secies' There nre three other members of Ihn Board. ' Ernest G. Draper. Wnshlngton manufacturer. R M Kvans. an Iowa fanner, and M. S. fi/vmczak. Chicago banker. Szymczak was on leave of absence from July. 1048. to June. 1947 wlillc serving with U. S. military "overnmciit he:ulouartcrs In Berlin. Me was thus away from Washington while most of [he Kccles- Vardaman feud wns on. Szvmczak has not foiloiveii all his theories, but the two have worked well together. Eccle* Urged ST.rmczak When Eccles went to the White Home in December to talk about his own reappointmcnt as crmir- Lty- the "Foreign Surplus Property uiriation Administration McCabe said he wanted 8*ymcrak to be his vice chairman. The President crossed this up. There was a delay of a week or so In telling The biggest official family in the history of the city was in charge ol municipal affairs yesterday when Ihe boy scouts took over the reins of city government for the day. The line up for the day was; L. G.' situation over with congre-islonul I Or " r ' c| ty engineer; Martin Stevens, leaders, he decided to stay on and Rislslant * lre chief; Marshall Black- stick it out. But as the Board lines up now, the period ahead is bound to be difficult. McCabe Is an orgsnirer. Vardaman Is likely to side with him anninsl Eccies. Eccles 1« « fiscal export with pronounced views shared by Clayton. Draper and Evans a re uncertain. The man a Errles blindly on caught square r the midd is zy- I c men mcink. There Is little doubt about I Good Ho becomes key ard. assistant chief ot poke; Jimmy Forsythe. Howard Moore. Mac Moore. Robert Scott, j. B. Husband and Hardy Gray, alderman. Police department; Herman Turner. Utho Barnes, Carl Lay, Murphy McFall, Eddie Saliba. Ralph Wil- linghain. LcRoy Brown. Homer Smith, J. Mell Brooks Jr., James Guard, Ben Fisher, J. J. Hargett, ich, U. S. Branson, Dick themselves. Hep. Donald Nicholson of Massa- chuselts wai.led to know, though. iM It Atiy sizeable area of big Texas had been relieved of rent controls. WeLsser had the Congress there. | "Yes," he said, putting the brake ! on his drawl. "But they are areas inhabited by jack rabbits, which don't pay u» » heck or a lot of rent." The next witries* was a gentleman from New York named William E. Russell. He described himself as a former politician, a Republican and chairman of the Metropolitan Fair Rent Committee. He said h^ had a big surprise for Congress. Ke has his mitts in a lot of real estate projects. But he doesn't favor lifting of controls until after one more. year. What he would rather see, -he said, is for Congress to grant rent increases ot 15 per cent to all landlords who didn't get it voluntarily when it was ottered to renters, "for protection." Rep. Oharles K. Fletcher, of California looked up from behind *• cloud of cigarette smoke and asked the witness if he didn't realtte this rent control stuff was—well, a hot, /t potato? And being hot, didn't th«*^ potato naed a little Congressional tossing around? Etc., etc., etc. Russell said that yes, Indeed, the potato was a hot one. "And," he added, waving bolii arms. "If I were a member of this committee, I would" toss the durn thing as far as I could." . his confirmation man on the Board. His Job will he j inating clubs from the North and to reconcile whatever differences 1 South hands. Now cash the ace of ma y arise between McCabe and Ec- cies If Eccles' leadcrshi | MeCabc will b f in an ip prevails m,com,o£' The 40-hour week is inflationary. It li a hcrilaRe of the days of planned scarcity. ' of plowing under cotion and killing pigs to raise prices. Essentially, it is > job-nltonlng measure. —Charles E. Wilson, president. General Motor* Corp. 1 • • . You RIOW up the day you havt your lirsl real laugh— at yourneir.-Ei.hel Birrymor*. •dress. • • * Businessmen should make every »llorl lo hold prices down, even if wanes »o up «notner notch.— Sen. Robert A. Tafl. <R) of Ohio. • • • What is this iron curtain? I do not find my Iron curtain. It I* necessary to find this Iron curtain.-Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Oromyko, »n»werlns u. S. demand that the iron curtain be r«l«d. • • • It * Idl* M think that a Europe left lo its own efforts In thMe serious problems of recovery would remain open to American business In tin umi way that we have known past.— Secretary of Slate Marshall. man, H was also to recommend i able position, if McCnbc turns out that Szymczak be named vice chair-,i to be the strong man. Eccles'may succeeding the late Ronald Tlan- 1 find It convenient to resign IN HOLLYWOOD NEA 9Uff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA^— Exclusive- where popcorn eating Is banned, l.v Yours: Ty Power's Rirl friend.: All. Dlonln. Linda Christian, just dropned by M-O-M. will soon be siened by 2(i(ii Century-Fox. Ty also \vnrks there. explains everything. . . The ... Reports from abroad have It McaENNEY ON BRIDGE , i »">;>.»;>:>/*;»::< Judy Clark insists slic isn't, mar-I C/j-i'n /•«.»/•/ Guy Mndison. or nnvnne else. of "7' 1111(1- « :»,>:.»;;*;>: it in the SO THEY SAY As •> nallon we c»n no more return lo l.vi- Utlon than an adult can return to childhood. -Sen. William T. KnowUnd <R) of California. • * » Actually, Mr. Trum«n stuck h(s h«nd out oT the window to signal a left turn, waved t<S » Tew pedestrian progressives, but didivt turn )««.—Henry A. Wallace, refcring to (he guesture the Pieeidenl made to liberals and organized Ubor fci hli 8tat« of the Union me*sag«. Jnhnston office sent a niemn all studio publicity heads advl; acainst any "romance" Herns link- Ing stars to married persons.It's a result of all the unfavorable I,ana Turner publicity. And, spenkinir of I.ann. she's Hie pa! with Ihe slmrl- est memory in Hollywood Ju.~t n few months ago she complained lo Hollywood newspaper men because they kept referring TO her teen-age love affairs and mistakes. Said Lann at Ihe time: "I'm frown up snil all ov«r lb»l stajrc. Frnm this point on I Intrnd tn he a career Rlrl." The Committee ot American Psy- chnlngisLi ju.st took a poll and announced the 10 be.st "psychoJogU cally accurate" roles of the year. Now somebody ought to take a poll and find out how many movie fans anrl were driven cra/.y by n]\ tho*« psychological pictures. •ferry** Sharp Jr-rry l^.vter says there have hrrn many flshl* at Giro's That Oil- It tte IK thinking* about sponsoring the floor ihow. Howard HughfiR and Rita Hayworth are having regular dates. tn that Charles Bover Is beinff offered lie.: a post In the Italian film Industry lhat would make him the Louis B. Mayer of Rome. hearts and lead the four of hearts, and you do not care who wins It S because either East or 'est • will' have to lead back a diamond. If East wins and leads the diamond duce. South plays the eight-spot and Weat lias lo pul on the nine or queen. That gives declarer three diamond trick*. IJ Weat Is In the lead, he must lead up to the ace-jack of diamonds. As I said above, this Is .and endplay. You strip — ! and South hands of hearts and | Hnder " nd Pulaski counties. clubs so that If East or West elects j — — -r— to lead a heart or a club instead [ Burns. Jack Wilson, Albert Ridings, of a diamond, you can discard a' Cecil Branson. Fireman; Bill Tur- Siie Isn't Kvfrjthlnj SAN FRANCISCO (UP)—Two of line Industry are in the United Air Lines maintenance base. here. They are Joe Vercllllno, 3 feet U Inches, and James Cooper, 4 feet tall. Trained mechanics, they work in wing tips, gas tanks and other tight compartments of Mrplanee wheri larger workers can't gr>. •* 1) P roJ(imat * | J' 40 " < ' »cres of Illi- is a"strip! nols 1>ntl * re Pl'nted to cotton an- the North j nual'y. This.land is located in Alex- Th» last laugh In on -radio's, JCIIery Quern. Fllerv had .Jerry l»ovlne. director at "Tills Is Yiuir FBI," a* the armchair detective on his program, and Jerry ronldn't solve thr Quern Mystery. Nnw Jerry In casting Fllfrj on his FBI show aj a dumb rop who grU When a national magazine recently took photos ot Paulette Goddard's antique shop In her handsome barn at Spring Valley, N. Y., the chickens that ftave the rustic atmosphere were "hired" for the occasion. Columbia director Arthur Drel- fuv* is selling a new r«ear* by having ftlx picture* playing In 28 theater* hi the l.nn Angela* area. , . . I,ana Turner'* rs-bfly friend, John Altlcn Talhol. .Jr.. 1 hear, is quite a character. His dally hre; fust eftnalsU of »pllt-pea snup, RAt- meAl and ehamp«gne. Technique Is Given By WILLIAM F. McKENNV Ainrrica's C'trrf Authority Written for NEA Sen'ic e Many beginners at. contract say "I h«ve le»rned how to bid but I do not seem to be able lo muster th* pltv of the hand." Th e most diamond from one hand and trump i ner. Colin Douglas, Joseph Wolfort, in the other, and be able to Irump ; Irving Osborne, Robert Herrick; Dog the third diamond. catcher; Homer Smith. Lesion Hand — Bofth We«« i* p». 4N.T. PM« • * '»«• Openinn— » } ul. >* On •f the Air Waves les In years ago, currently is singing In Hollywood late spot, the Video Room. He was Just divorced by his wife. who used to be Baby Peggy on the screen. Deanna Dnrbln will pl«j m W»hi IniUn, n. C.. telephone operator 1 In h*r next film. "White House frlrl." But at the telephoning ~»nly Important le«on to learn In tha play 1« to count, your Irickj, After , . „ . _ , . you have learned that, ont of the Jack Carson now has a Finnish I Mrst i ays Oll ^. in ^ w to steam room at his Valley ranch- m , 5l , r „ vhe endplay situation. Today's hand gives the simplest strip and endplay, , , ^ he opening lead of hcrlt the title of "The Body." which Marie McDonald dropped. Triangle, in advertising "Sleep My Love," Is. billing Hazel as "The Body" of I "Body and Soul," and It's catching on. Gordon Ayres, who was Freck- complete with rocks and » masseur, the "Our Gang" comedies ' ' * ' Looks like Hazel Brooks will in- ... Nominated tor an Muila Hall the*l*r In No Us*m Walter Hunt. In 1834, Invented n moment she's' sewing machine with shuttle and Vincent Fricf. [ eye-pointed needle. Ihe basic ele Oscar: -The i ments of later machines, but no one N»w York, j would us* It. form of the Declare wins the opening lead the jack of hearts with the king. Now we will look over the situation. We unquestionably have a heart loser. If we can guess where the queen of diamonds Is. we will have no diamond losers, but if we guess wront we will to down on the contract needlessly. Here is the procedure for a strip and endplay. Take two rounds of trumps, which pick up the outstanding trumps. Cash the »oe and kln» oi clubs, '.hnj allra- HORI7.ONTAL l,6PlcUir*d entertainer 9 Cease Kt Papal cape 14 Conclusion 15 Military assistant IB Sesame 17 Rented .70 Rodenl 71 l.ounpe 73 Kind of lea 111 er 25 Shop 27 She perfavmt on the 30 Sharpened, at n razor 31 Improve '•2 Part of "b«" 33 Prrpo«:(ion 34 Act in SP Western Mttlt 41 Trealist 43 Nested boxes «Kilrhpn utensils ^5 Sono\vlul 48 Speaker 51 Slight flap 54 Prayer ending 56 Arrive (sb.) 57 Flagrant oleoresin 5»Ago 60 Ballad 61 Separate* VF.ETICAi, ulensil 2 Silkworm 3 Measure * Symbol for tflucinliim 5 Shouted fi Meadow 7 Abstract being 8 Paradise 9 Symbol (or samarium 10 Harangue 11 Harem room 12 Fondle 18 Cloth measurt 19 Challenge J2 Native melal 24 Card game 25 Portion 20 Ponderous volumes 28 Bury 29Smelli 35 Stage whispert 36 h able Beginner 44 Verbal 45 Italian rivtr 46 Tree fluid 47 Wine vessel 49 Constellation 50 Attempt 36 Bowling larm 52 Amount (ab J (pi.) 39 Number 40 Chinch fenlual 53 Replica 55 Symbol for nilon S« Behol* m m •"•NT

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