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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. M W HAIMfcS. Publisher JAMES L VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D HUMAN, Advertiang Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: W»ll»c» Wituier Co, New i'ort. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphi*. PubUlhed.Evtiy AJternoon Except Sunday Enterea u second class mattei at die post- oSic« »t Blj'thevllle. Arkansas, under »ct ol Congress. October 9, 1917. Served by the United freu SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier in the city ol Blythevllle or any cuburb&n town where carrier service U maintained, 20c per week, or 85o pel month By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles, 94.00 per year, 12.00 tor six months, $1.01) til three months; by maU outside SO mile zone, 110-00 per year payable In advance. Meditation Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and e >hall iticngllien thine heart: wait, I say, i the Lord.—Psalms 21:14. Without courage there cannot be truth, and without truth there can be no other virtue,— Sir Waller Scott. BARBS ,•!•••••• *••••••**•*••*•••••••••*•'*•*******•***•••*••• Laplanders rub noses when they meet— Americans, fenders. , « • If winter continues to be so severe, who'll mind belnj hauled over the coals? A goose, according to a scientist, isn't ss silly as it looks. That's some consolation for the fat man in a polo shirt. • » » s One of the things that makes hope so great IB that without It life U so hopeless. • * * Some day orchids will be as common as onion:, MVI a writer. And the gals will still cry for them. • • • Now it's, dftd who is worrying about his figure—on the income tax form. r • • * We're already wondering what they'll blxme everything on after the presidential year haa passed. » * » Cigaret lighters would work better—if they'd take their feet down oil the desk. Subsidizing the Little Foxes Fashions in furs have changed, il aeems, and, as a result, silver foxes aren't the saleable commodity they once were. So fox farmers are asking government loans totaling $8,000,000 to keep 'them in business. Their request has been approved by the agriculture committees of the Senate and House. We'don't know if the full membership of Congress will grant tlie loans. If it does, the country's taxpayers may count themselves lucky that this idea was not thought of before. If it had been they would probably still be supporting the makers of fringe-topped surreys, whalebone corsets, buggy whips, gas mantles and sundry other departed items. Chinese, Loans Raise Administration Question It seems that nothing in government this year can escape tlie enveloping hand of politics. The matter of aid to China is a case in point. Some members of Congress who are least entliusi- astic about the Marshall Pian, or openly opposed to it, have been pushing aid to China. Their reasons may not be wholly political, but partisan issues clearly enter into the picture. This is unfortunate, because aid to China is a complicated problem at best. If we are to restrain communism then we should try to help restrain ' it in China, where a full-scale war is going on. It is not clearly established that • tlie Soviet government is aiding the Uunese Communists, but Russia would hardly pass up tlle chance to capUa| _ ize on a Communist victory. So the State Department, after n™r' 1E> is aski " E Congress for 0,000,000 for China. It might be well for Confess to reread a story on this subject that NEA's Washington correspondent, Peter Fdson uncovered from official sources l as t April. H had to do with ?3,000,000 000 m loans, lend-lease, UNURA aUl and surplus property bought for a fraction of cost, which China received from this country during the war. Spocific-il loiul o The Chinese government got S->00 000,000 of this in gold, which it "sold on the open market. Another $200,000,000 was used 'up in an unsuccessful manipulation of currency which did not stabilize Chinese finances or avoid a terrific inflation. Fifty million went to Pay for the paper, printing and trans- portation of bunk notes. The remaining $50,000,000 apparently WHS used to buy food, clothing and other tangibles. Obviously, any further aid to China must be carefully supervised. Kvcn China's best friends make no bones of the fact that the Chinese government is corrupt. Graft, or "Lhe squeeze," is an old Chinese custom. It. would take thousands of Americans anil millions of the loan to oversee the operation. There could . he no more of the wartime practice of delivering relief goods at the dock and letting the Chinese take over. America would almost have to deliver the goods into the hands of the individual consumer to make sure that they got there. This may seem hard-headed and cold-blooded. It probably would loud cries of "imperialism" in some quarters. But surely it would be more humane than to let the goods be sold on tho black market at fantastic prices to line the pockets of some overstuffed big shots of the Kuomintang. Considering China's size and need, even the .sum of a half-billion dollars could only provide partial emergency relief. If that sum is lo be appropriated, then Congress should make sure it is admini.sttred efficiently. Otherwise we should really be financing "Opcra- 'tion Rathole"—a phrase which some congressmen have so far reserved exclusively for European aid. Science, Have a Care! We've been alarmed for some time at the thoughtless speed with which science has muscled in on nature by making mechanical brains, artificial snowstorms, and what not. Now, to our horror, we see that the publicists of business firms are getting in the act. Heaven knows where it will all end- For instance, a Connecticut perfume house hired an airplane the other day to sow scented dry ice crystals over Bridgeport. The idea was that as long as Bridgeport had to have snow, it might as well smell good. H didn't work, but that was the idea. All right, so a Bridgejwrt citizen comes home reeking of Shocking or Tabu or Chanel No. 5. He tells the little woman he fell in R snowdrift. Docs tlie little woman believe him? Huh! So take care, science and publicity. First tiling you know you'll be breaking up the American home, along with other things. VIEWS OF OTHERS •••»•••*•••• Repeal the Margarine Tax It U seldom that the effect of a tax is felt primarily In the kitchen and on the dinner table. Mcsl governments nre reluctant to tax food. The united states Government lax on colored margarine is an exception, and one that weighs heavily on family budgets In these days of high food costs. Tlie collections from the magarlnc excise for 1946 were just under $5.COO.OOO-not a major item in a $39.000,000.000 budget but a consequential one In many household allowances. Several bills are pending in Congress to repeal this discriminatory tax. Some arc sure to be prcjsed strongly. Even favorable action by Congress would not assure housewives of tree access to colored margarine in their stores in all states of the Union. I" facl. the laws of 23 states still require margarine to be bleached white. Legislatures ol four of the slates which bar colored margarine now are In session. In Massachusetts proposals arc pending to repeal this prohibition. H is likely that similar bills will be considered in (he other three—New York, New Jersey, and Calilornia. There is another federal margarine tax which could well be overhauled. This Is the annual license fee for manufacturers (so-called) of margarine, which has been so construed that any hotel, restaurant, boarding house, private hospital, orphanwe or old folks' honie that mixes color Into margarine for 1U tables must pay S600 a year. Pven federal legislation cannot remove all the discriminations which deny consumers an unhampered choice bcuccn margarine and butter. But repeal or the federal tax on colored margarine would be a long step in the right Direction and an cncaiiraguig example to the Malcj. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. SO THEY SAY — That's the Trouble With Making Pets of 'Em y cm WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1018 IO/7 Drilling in Alaska Expensive Unproductive, Navy Finds THE DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin p. Jordan M D Written for NEA Service ' ^ R . al ;., carry dls «s«. »'hloh hu- catch. Rai« somc- By Harman W. Nichols (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. (UP)— Thinking about digging a little hols in the back yard in search of » riuart of oil or so? Well, don't do it, mister. Vou'11 spoil the petunia bed for . one thing. Pbr another, it'll cost you a heap of tall money. And for yet another, your chances of success are about as slim as sitting down now and picking the winner. Hats destroy a great deal otlaai I " S now and P ick »n8 the winner, and cause much property da mace I among the three-year-olds, yet un- Probably there are more raU I» ', born ' ° f the 19K Kentucky Derby. Hie United State, than there are ! Tllke a flne lcsson ftom liie Nav - v P«°I>1«- n<Ue " re The boys In Navy blue have been ™ cy « n "."« I" almost any ell- , man h» n " l ever >' th l»S that hi.- ' Swn^X'c.^.KV^T'' much better to c han« and i ' th^ 'I 1 '" l 1 ,""' 3 ^ "?• At pres ' kind. !Uch •°~ ~~^f.(/^ FCC Seeks to f ose L/Jbe/ Worr/es Over Use O/ Kad/o 6y Politicians in Hot Campaigns Bv l**t*r T?rlcn»1 . /-i »-,_..• NKA Washington Eclson siinmni WASHINGTON. (NBA) — The Federal ConiniiuiicntioDs Commission h!« been handed down a decision which, according to new FCC Coy. shoiikl use of radio Clmlrnmn Wayne greatly increase the ,.„<.- u , ,, lllw for political broadcasts all over the land in this red-hot eleclion year of 1048. i" which radio stations have refused political candidates time on the air for fear of IifjL'1. have been steadily Increasing. Court tests on the Issue have been inconclusive. In Florida, a station operator, sued for libel on the basis of statements made in a political broadcast, ;v,is acquitted. In Nebraska, on the other hand, a station operator, sued for libel on the same basis, has been found guilty -" J forcerTto pay damages. ^To clear up this uncertainty, the I C. Davis. ' When Muir presented tlie script of Ms first broadcast to one of the WHLS owners, Harmon Stevens, it was found to contain statements considered untrue and libelous Stevens decided to cancel Muir'! contract /or time on the air. He also canceled the lime of Tobias and Davis. The station did announce that Miiir and the others could discuss civic issues in a round-table or forum-type program. Jfiiir nnd Ha vis thereupon filed complaints with the FCC. Their , a broadcasins; station all of- typhus or Jail ..H.-UIHT lever. Plague Is rats In many digging like mad In Alaska * 1846 and haven't found enough oil to wet main street In Farmer City, Illinois. ' Not only that, the Navy has spent S4,800,000 In Operation Petro up , — (here, and is coming back to Conman- • gress for more dough. Commodore \ W. G. Greenman appeared before as pla- i a House Sub..committee yesterday Middle ' to talk about the matter. He fetched ci'. and along a lot of technical advisers :seiu in ' and three samples of oil. The ad- irld. | vlscrs, slicked up fit to kill, car- n eventually kills th» rn » th vlsers ' slick<>d up m to kl "' caf - selves.When y thk happens S them' rled brle '-« ses ""> of Iacts »»-« flea, which harbors th ni-' 'igures and charts. The Conimo- gerni, leaves the dead rat's ivtu dore had thc ^'"f 1 " in llis Pock«t germ, leaves the dead rat's ivtv' dore had thc sa '"P Ies m llis PocM and seeks the nearest alt<>v?>Xi '" liule bottlcs i ono a former straw- host, which mu y be a human bdn» , teny jam J ar ' A study, made of attacks on hu- i Oreenman adjusted his eye Rlass- iiian beings by rats In Baltimore cs . 8 ot - a little pink around the i n 2m """'ft' 100 persons had ca '' s a » d said that wasn't ALL the ucen bitten so badly by rats that oil lie and his lads had found. But hey had to 8 o to a hospital for . darn near all. eps?iU ll! M i » f amc rc > wrt sl 'S-i D '88i»B for oil. he said, was a •Inrf .i, i i? human blood, I gamble in any man's oil field, You D P k that,,, reason thc 5' bltc POO- ! 80 down six or seven thousand feet. Pie is that they ar e hungry. .Maybe you run Into oil and maybe Ihe amount of injury which rats J' ou don't. It all depends. And doing do and their burden on our econ- , same in Alaska is twice as tough, omy Is almost past belief. Several i Particularly in the wilds of the years ago, it was calculated that ! Poln t Barrow region. After finding w 6 ?,?"",*' damaKe donc by rats In ! °H there, he said, you'd have to H ashlngton and Baltimore alone I worry about getting it back to the was between $400.000 and 700.000. | United States ??27 " ye^r n< 1r an aVerage Io5s of j Rep ' Carl v!nson of Georgia :m-n a year. They destroy merchan- leos'i disc, attack^poultry, kill wild birds, | aro J ""' —••—•- ind song birds, llool candidates lor political ! should be hunted mercilessly^ aU iL"^™? 11 ^ f ° r ".^"'"B to th " heart that, there can be ,w i fronts. Even if this Is rtJn. Th»« lather -" " ™ a " d " lot nfri-, j 11 . .," "" b""'«".«i suuuni UB uuiiiea mercilessly on all ™,,•«,' i • T l ," ere can be "•" "'°" ts - Evm il thi » " done, there censoiship. In making this policy, l Is some doubt as to whether. In the [~^""~ """'^ the Commission says that it was the i long run, rate or human helms will L Commodore said it was his intent of Congress to take the mat- ! survive longer in this world ° ' Eucss llmt '<• would take an tcr out of the hands of the states QUESTION: What causes hallu- ' overa11 total of 533,000,000 even to FP.SWVR the a lit li.ii-i t., f^, *i, . ,.;,,,! (,-„., _1 • fillet nllf. if t lirirn'c: nim nil ...-. 11 and reserve the authority to the dilations? federal government find out if there's any oil up there, i Plus another S75.000.000 to figure ls out ways and means of getting It FCC now snys'. In effect, radio station can censor po' ! ' that down here—in case any is found Rep. Dewey Short of Missouri, Because they are not ,, t=p ' , ey snort of Missouri ** l» nni. vn^ ?£ chairman of the Subcommittee, said MI- real, the cause Is not known and j !; halrma11 of ' he Subcommittee, said ,-dc ! "icy may arise from shock or 'men- I WaS , Somethm 8 to think about its "al disease. |seriously, though, with Russia only in this field of libel because it is a normal? proceeding in protest against power reserved to the states. Sec- power reserved to the states. Sec- ovcr to dummy.i ace of clubs then i T \r U"O«BIOUIIU. eomo ondly. he says the Commission I le d l he six of spades. When South San ? 5H ha !' tev , bee , n found to te ***should not issue rulings on this i showed out, declared decided atrain- uraled , wlth o". h e said. But be- application for renewal of license. - ly three years, a majority of the mattcr without first holding hear " oroadcasts, even when they contain ! J ,,~-.~. .. ,., UJU ii^ UA statements that are libelous Fur- I FCC now rtcc ' l 'es that WHLS ima thcrmore, that the station opera- < ljce " S 11 "'!' of censorship. But then ors cannot be held responsible for ' tho Commission goes on to declare allowing such libelous matter to go ! .' sccli °n 315 of tlle Communi out on the air. The person ing the libelous statement can sued and forced to pay damage cations act, covering censorship of political broadcasts, has long been —.- ™ .«.^tn iu ij.,y nitiiiiiues n i lll ° M i*>Jcct of much contusion with found guilty. But the broadcastui.' ! "° clear pronunccment of rules and station operators now have a clo.ii' i r PSulations to tell broancnstcvs out and a sound basis for defense I w "' mt to do. Station WHLS is therein case they are made defendants fore Ilcl<l blameless of intent to '" —,. violate the law. and a proposed dc| cision has been published, renew! ing its license. In such suits. Michigan Case Lril to Dni'isioii This FCC decision arose out of a case in Port Huron, Mich. In !:io spring of IB45, three candidates dv [ city commission bouglit time over i station WHLS. They were Carl K i s n, ort ... t ,, Muir. T. Nelson Tobias and HnroM '^-^ equal Broadcasts Are Inlcrslale Commerce While renewing tlie WHLS li- Commission has merely aw nicar.s what it opportunity to use ings in may ha views. the finesse anri went up with uiinout nrst holding hear- |'"• ul e tmesse ana went up with which all interested parties j tne ace - Not one to give up, West ive a chance to state their I thou ght he would try to set the t lark nf r-lnH*: IT*, ini-i *>i». *t..«. _• jack of clubs. He led the three of In the opinion of Chairman Coy ! Q ' iamond3 . w °n with dummy's inci a majority of the FCC how- i quccn ' ril(fe(i Ul e tleuce of clubs, ever, the radio station is much in *• back t0 Aumm * the nature of a common carrier. The case of O'Brien vs. Western Union u cited as precedent that the carrier cannot be held rcsponsibile king of diamonds and ruffed the three of clubs. Unfortunately the jack of clubs did not become established, but IN~HOLLYWOOD" BY ERSKINE JOHNSON* NEA Staff Correspondent ..- knew he must neither over- ruff nor discard his diamond. Instead he under-trumped the queen of spades with the four-spot. Now try to make the contract! HOLLYWOOD, (NBA) - Holly- ricty of sex. The public doesn't wood is planning a national sur- want a puritanical screen but a icy to discover what tlie people tme. realistic picture or life if i "•'•-'-'•'--'• .•..•..•..•..•..»..«:.•><•••»>::< want and what they don't want street-walker is used In a ' storv : wr. I 'r in movie enlertainmeiil. shc shollld be shown as shc i s in bUtter-I rillllpltl ft But Im beating Hollyaood lo real life, and not Klamoiizctl n < «l.««/o f^,,> C.,,..l'.' In for damaging matter filed in a | declarer saw another line of play., — message transmitted over its wires i He wcllt over t{) dummy with the //J Ycftr-n Granting all these points it may I a ° e of diamonds and led the jack I eurs> still require a test case carried 1 0£ clubs . When South played the ' *""" right through to the Supreme Cou-t ' E> Wcst trmr >Bed wi t" the lo determine what is ccnsoish'ii! ' qucen of spades. Probably not and what is libel in cases of 'this I mnu > r P la i er s would refuse to put kind. Or else Congress will have to ' kirlB of trum P E on th 's trick, clarify the issue in the new rad'o I "° w stcarn s had a good count, law it hopes to write this session ' ew he Inusl neitll er over"""MCKENNEY" ON BRIDGE , . e- cause of the lack of "porsity, permeability and rock pressure it won't flow to the well bore." ' , A bored young committee report-'' er with red hair had a little trouble getting all of that down. The committee was having trouble with the squirms In Room 304 of the old House Office Building. It was too warm in there. It Is heated by coal, not oil. R. r. Kirshucr and daughter, Nancy. Misses Lula Scott, Margaret Mtrritt, Leone Callicut and Mary Emma Hood went to Memphis last night for the Fritz Keisler concert at the auditorium. Mrs. C. W. Afflic)., Mrs. Doyle now try to make the contract! Mrs. C. W. Afflict., Mrs. Doyle West had only the jack-nine of Henderson and Mrs. E. B Woodsen trumps and Stearns had the king- i enterlained members of the Fidelk ten. If West, led a trumn.- Ktp^rnc Sunriav Kphru-il r-iirr !„,-, .^-.i.* ~, ten. If West led a trump,- Stearns would make the king-ten and the Sunday School class last night at the Altlich home. Mrs. R. p. Paddison was hostess But I'm beating Hollyaood lo real Tl'fe',""and' not"gianiorizcrt as the punch In letters from my pattern for high school girls to readers. I have the answers to all imitate r ?nr?hey^u* -ssi'^v^af sas^s' — section of more Mian two million; ~, motion pictures? people. . I T | Fniir r ""-' [jack of diamonds. If declarer led Airs. R. p. paddison was hostess , a heart, Stearns would discard the l to members of the Music Club yes- jack of diamonds, and with South i terday afternoon at her home. Mrs. n the lead he. was bound to make ; J. E. Crllz presented a program on both the king and ten of trumps, i 111 Trbvatore B.v William E. MrKcnncy America's Carrl \iiilinrilr Written for NKA Service The same as they feel about sex. Some of our fine card nlavcrs he majority wants to see crime, 1 have not returned to touniimnnt \ i nc majority wants to see cr wi C ™k al incl yo 1 «r eS im«%ri° II> ' M '° 0<i ^'H* *'""" " shown '" »11^i"ts, bridge sYncV'end of the war but •H'h.r, iiil,,if, 7 1SW 7, S - sordidness, and not glorified. The they continue to plav rubber bridgc i h 4™ ^Sho?^ ^^ :r'S, muS ^'^ PlCU ' r "' bUt i° n0 ° f '""' K ^ 1 '^ "> ^" 'Ihe lime Is ripe for the consolidation of Western Europc.-Emcsl Bcvln, British Foreign Secretary. • * . I tall; i,, , erms of brcad and mllk a|)(J "•ocs. and keeping ihc consumer in the buying market. Mr. Knuuon wants lo play this tax re- auction garr,. (r; diamonds. I say. la's play it in o»rw.-Rrp. Helen Gahagan Douglas (D) or California. Plenty, children under 12 play- games based on motion pictures. They Inimitate the cowboys and the gangsters. Teen-ape piri$ nant to look like Joan Crruvford or dress like Latia Turner. Good or b;\d they follow the influence* of the films. The younger criiei-ation lean\s from mot ton pictmr?. it. i.s Up to Hollywood to present (hincs they can learn with profit. Ban May Britijf llnnm " effect does the Legion of Decency ban have on attendance 1 of a spec! fie pict ure ? " There, Ls a difEcrcnce in the effect of a ban in different tueci towiis. It helps business in bis cities, cuts dou'n the box-office In small low ns- But Hollywood is quick to capitalize on any kind of a ban, Eo when the studios a^k for the effect of a ban. they have to take , , . Into consideration their o\\n. -" J niactc a ' u and . the exhibitor's methods of capital- Polillcn] .Quesllc.i "How docs the p ibllc f«l nitout. politics In motion pictures?" Those who have written me about politics In pictures say that they would like lo know more about "inside" politics, without anv editorializing. They doi/: want one man's opinion. Some people thought "Wilson"! was a good historical picture of ihc lines in which Wilson lived. Others panned it js parly propa- ' panda "The Senator Was Indfs- ] erect" was generally disliked be- | cause, as people wrolc me. "It ) makes our lawmakers loot- silly and undignified." "How docs the public feel about icllplon on the screen?" All denominations arc complaining llu.t too mruvy picture arc being marie about, other denominations. All church people arc complaining Strarm A K 10 5 i ¥32 . « .t 8 5 2 + 754 * A v^ J 3 32 VKSS » 1063 + 9 N W E S Dealer ARTS y 10 7 1 * .\ K Q + A J 32 A None V A Q J 9 8 4 > 87 4 + KQ 10SS ftubber — E-W *vul. Smith West Xorlh ""*.«» 1 V 1 * Pnss •> ± I'ass 2 * p, M 3 T ^5 4 A Ps , 5 p * s Opcnini: — V 3 18 U. S. Senator HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1,5 Pictured U.S. 1 Merry senator from 2 Medley Mississippi 3 Sccrctcd - 12rirm 4 North Dakota 13 Doctor'3 clients (ab.) 15 Tart 5 Gaiter IB Tropical plant 6 Weed 17 Unbleached 18 Card same 19 Powerful 21 Pronoun 22 Till sale (ab.) 23 Exist 2-i Artificial language 26 Parent 27 Small finch 29 Mexican race 31 Old times (poet.) 32 At this time 33 Form of. defense 35 Pry 38 Depai I 1!1 Hanging ; h school 20 Passage 8 Nickel 23 He succeeded 45 Mine entrance (symbol) Senator 46 Cereal 9 Born 25 Chemical gas 41 Pipe 10 Length 23 Brazilian coin 48 Plural ending measure 30 Number 19 Level 11 Streak 33 Greek market 51 Compass point 12 Seasons places 53 Loose 14 Shrub 34 Spot 55 Piece (nb.) 16 Toward 36 Speaker 56 Myself man steams of New York, who The public is not against sc\ in ' *he screen. •tii a niorai leaning, instead ol. 'U?"y K r n\,in.' Duern t JO.-MI Cvav presentation of the outhouse va- ford ever put that glass down?" li 1« U 11 J( 1« Hi so it i/ 1 •H i 14 M V:;\ 3 :: .-/: ii i'i 51 4- ;•'>-y w ^ 55 Ito A j M 4i 5J S 13 tf k 13; -,% 4fc b |»« ^1 (1C. Z•, 47 / k T'. i k 4U a •}.v ' JO W W 11 35 1f> ';•;': bfc S3 9 17 IS '%!. Si LO ii 'ti& io ^•v W u lb Mi <U 14 J7 , f

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