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PACK EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER "NEWS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1947 BLYTHEVILLE COURIBE NEWS THE oomtmi MEWS oo. H. W. HAINES, Publliher , JAMES k VERHOEFT, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Man»*«r Bole National Advertising RepresenUUra: Wallace >Wttmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Mknta. Memphis, * Published Every Afwrnoon Except Sunday Entered as second clas§ matter at the port- office »l Blythcville, Arkansas, under act ot Con- treat, October 9, 1911. Served by the United Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythcville or any subur»--n town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85o per month. By mall, within a radius o( 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.08 for six months, $1.00 for three months; Dy mall outside 60 mile zone, *10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditation And he appeared lo them as they were quarreling .and would have reconciled them saying, "Men, you tvvc brethren, why do you wrong each other?"—Acts 7:26. * * • This question put by Moses is still with us today. Why do we wrong rach other'.' Nine Cent Cotton, Remember? Ten years ago ami nboul this s;\mc time of the year, cotton was selling around nine cents per pound iiml some victims of spending beyond their menus •were struggling to pay off debts that, dated back to the lush days before Roosevelt became president. It was tough"sleditinjr to operate in those days with a debt hanging over the head of the household, but when it came to buying food and clothing the nine cent cotton possessed fairly good purchasing power. ' But the purchasing power was nothing- like as good as it is today even if production costs have doubled. It took 15 bales of cotton to buy a new car in the low price range back in 1937. Today it lakes only eight bales - , to buy that same car. That sounds • good in the cotton country, hut not all of the dollars that come out of bales . of cotton are profit dollars. And not all of the dollars that go ,-.- into new cars, and houses and for food : and clothing come from those who till I the'jsoil and sell their cotton for three * and one-half limes the 1037 prices. Much of today's inflation is striking at the heart of the fellow who \yorks for a salary and he's trying to battle . inflation's spiral with an income that . often is little auovn the 1937 level: i he's barely holding his own if .his salary has been doubled within that pe- !• riod. t The battle of inflation cannot bo won. It only can be endecf, and the sooner it ends, the less damage will have been done. And it may take a long time to repair the damage. Mr. Bevin's Request There seemed to be a churlish note of frustration in Foreign Secretary Bevin's request that the United States "redistribute" the gold stored at Fort Knox. He may have had in the back of his mind some plan for settling what he called ' "this balance-of-payment business." But it did not appeal- in his vague manner of putting his proposal. Instead, at a moment of grave peril in Britain's economic life, Mr. Bevin chose to chide this government for ' keeping gold in the Kentucky hills. He found this to be a cause of high taxes and a handicap to the nation. There were several evident flaws in the argument as he stated it. For ; on e thing, our gold reserve—less than .half of which, incidentally, i s at Fort Knox—is not something which the .government may dip into whenever it pleases. Of the nearly <J22 billions in monetary gold which this country owns, some S18 billions are pledged against gold certificates held by the Federal Reserve Banks. To shovel out the gold coins and bars and ship them to Europe would upset the whole Federal Reserve System, and hence all American banking and commerce, to the eventual regret of Mr. Bevin, as well as the American people. Another illogical aspect of the Bevin argument was pointed out by the noted economist Dr. Walter Spain-: "Just how this country's failure to re\ distribute its gold caused high taxation here is a puzzle indeed . . . Per- haps it is Ihnl our large gold base made possible our great expansion in money and deiwsits, und that government expenses and taxation are high as a result. "If this be the line of reasoning, then the nueslion arises as to why Britain's small supply of gold did not hold down her expenses and heavy taxation." Further, it would seem that what England and other devastated areas need more than gold are such things as food, clothing, machinery and industrial raw materials. If Mr. Kevin really wants a general return to the gold standard, with stabilizing loans of American gold lo countries with unsound currencies, that is another mutter. But that isn't what he said. Mr. Bevin remarked that "1 know thesu Americans will be upset, but I have got to upset somebody." When this apparently solid and stable official sees no reason for high American taxes except the buried gold at Fort Knox, and when lie sees no remedy except to give away gold to a hungry world, Americans have cnuse to feel a little perturbed. The key to success of the Marshall plan must bu self-help on the part of the countries which receive aid. The United States seems ready to give an unprecedented amount of peacetime assistance. But, at a time wlien Europe's part of I he bargain is beginning to shape up, one of Europe's leading statesmen can offer nothing better than a rather" ill-tempered, backhanded plea for a gift of gold, the prospects of energetic self-help seem dimmer. Quick, Boys! Start Harmonizing! VIEWS OF OTHERS Cambridge Cuts Taxes The property tax rate of Cambridge. Mass.. has been reduced again for the sixth consecutive year despite the increased cost of government. Before you jump to conclusions ami are inclined to generalize 11 should ba pointed out that what Cambridge did possibly could not have been done In any other city of comparative size, for the plain reason that conditions differ. But, it. is at leusl enlightening to read that the city's new tax rate will he Hie lowest in U years, and marks a reduction of $10.80 in the rate since the city manager form of government was adopted. In u period when lax rates in most cities are soaring, city administrators In Cambridge cut costs by adopting policies like these: Consolidation of city departments. Installation of labor-saving devices which permitted reductions in the number of nity employes. Using ils own city crew.s ana own equipment. Cambridge repaves its streets over the old surface for from 50 to 75 cents a smiaro yard, including the cost if city labor. Ban on long-term borrowing. No long-term borrowing has been done since the city manager form of government was introduced. Thousands cf dollars have thus been saved on interest payment. Equipment is paid for out of taxes rather than through loans and, in addition, the city debt has been reduced from S12-.OOO.OUO to two and eight-tenths millions. Vigorous tax collection policy. Perhaps a lot of Cambridge folks thought It couldn't be done but It was—and that's what makes it interesting. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. Amateur Senator Finds Timing Greatly Influences Headlines DOCTOR SAYS BY WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN, M. »• Written for NEA Service Tropical diseases can develop in other sections of tlie world, if conditions are favorable, Histoplasmo- sis. a tropical disease, is being found in (he eastern central portion of the United States with increasing frequency. Hisloplasmosis was discovered 40 years ago in tropical America, but it was noi until much later that the disease appeared in the U. S. It is caused by a special fungus which produces changes in the tissues, resembling tuberc'jlosh. The infection varies from a mild disease to a severe, rapidly-fatal infection. The condition is recognized by finding tile fungi in the blood, in niairow removed from the sternum. or in a biopsy of an infected tissue. Extracts of the fungi arc used as a skin test, in suspected cases. Patients with severe hisloplasmo- * By FREDERICK C. OTIIMAN (Unh>d Press Slafr Correspondent) WASHINGTON*, Sept. 13. (UP) — The self-styled nmaleur, Senator Ralph E. Plandc-rs of VL, understands now how big, black headlines are made; It's not always so much what a fellow says, as wlien he says ft. , He didn't realize that it was a quiet day in Washington, with ncar- ly all Hie big-wigs out of town and no news breaking anywhere. He just had a little something lie wanted to get off his chest about prices and he sent a note over lo the Senate press gallery that he'd like lo talk lo any reporters who •weren't otherwise busy along a- lx>ut noon. The tickers carried these tidings to every newspaper office in the capital, to every press room, to every correspondent. When noon arrived, the horde descended upon the gentlemen, from Vermont; reporters, radio spielers, columnists, editorial writers and magazine correspondents. There must have been 50 men and women squeezed into Sen. Flanders' office; Ihcy jammed ell *tvl\^,iva nlLll :it:v T ;n: J ll^tUlJrix^l"^- , , ,. • „,., sis complain of fever, loss of weight, | } >™ , to , c "» w 'n front of Ins clut- Strife-Torn Palestine Poses Problem Likeneld To That Which Mothers Presented to Solomon By VETER EDSON NBA Washington ('orrespontlenl WASHINGTON, sept. is. <NEAI —The United Nations committee report, recommending partition of strife-torn Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, is a good bit like tile judgment of old King Solomon In the case of the two women and the divided baue. Gold-starSunay school scholars all know the story. The two women came before the king, each claiming to be mother of the same child. "And the king .said. Divide the child in two. and give half to the one and half to the other." Up to this point the parallel is perfect. Here is a high committee from 11 nations having no direct interest in Palestine. They are set up like 11 King Solomons to pass judgment on the case. Palestine is the child. They Jews and the Arabs like the two mothers say, "Divide he child in two, and give half to .he one and half to the other." The Jewish Zionists are apparently agreeable to this decision. But the Arabs are yelling bloody murdc-.'. CONTINUING THE PAKABLK According lo the Bible parade; his might be taken to mean that Palestine rightly belongs to the Arabs. For (he rest of the narrative goes like this: "Then spake the- woman whose the living child was unto the king, 'or her bowels yearned upon her son. and she said, O my lord, give icr Ihe living child, and in no BARBS BY HAL COCHKAK BARBS E The stingy man eventually gives mmsell Nobody would mind a shortage of gas that hit only tlie political machines. The heat wave that will be welcomed by everybody will be the wave goodby. * * * In hot wralher the barefoot boy with fort of Ian makes us wish we weren't a man. • • « Speed laws aren't the only good reason you're smart to know what you're driving at. SO THEY SAY e slay it. But the oilier said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. "Then the king answered her and said. Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof. "And all Israel heard the judgment which the king had judgfl: and they reared the king: ror they saw that the wisdom or God was in him, to do judgment." There is no indication that the judgement of the UN committee on the infant Palestine is going lo have any such happy ending. Partition or Palestine has been suggested since the end of World War T. Tno British Royal Pee! Commission recommended it in 193G. Tlie Anglo- American, Grany-Morrisoa Cabinet Committee revived the idea again last year. But- there have been no takers. The United Stales government has taken no official position on this proposed solution. President Truman's Day of Atonement, statement, and his letters to Prime Minister clement Attlee and King Ion Sand last October, still stand as U. S. policy. They merely rail the UN committee had reported to the coming session of the General Assembly. U the U. S. government now agrees to partition Palestine, il may be doing itself a great disservice. To agree lo partition would prcii- ably satisfy !t noisy minority of American Zionists who have actively financed open revolt and bloodshed against British authority in Palestine. But such a move would alienate the Arab world and might lead to a still bloodier religious war. In the touchy state of near-eastern affairs today, American national interest needs strong support from the Arab world. Partitioning Palestine, a s now proposed, offers no lasting solution to the Arab-Jewish conflict, any- beachhead from which to seek fur- way. It merely gives the Zionists a ther expansion. There has been too much partitioning of the postwar world as it is. India is partitioned into Hindustan and Pakistan. China is unofficially partitioned into Commm'ist and Nationalist halves. Germany Austria and Korea are partitioned into Communist and Allied zones. enlargement of the spleen, and anemia. Various parts of body are affected, including the skin, lining membrane of the month and internal organs. Severe histoplasmosis. which has become generalized, is treated with sulfa compounds r,nd with aiui- mony. When the disease is limited lo one area, applications of radium and X-rays arc of value. In other instances, the infected tissue is removed by surgical operation. The disease is more 'common in adult males than in adult females. which suggests occupational exposure. When infection occurs in in- fKius and children, both sexes are equally represented. It is probable that men bring the fungus into the house on their shoes, and children pick it up by playing on the floor. Histoplastnosis infection can develop as a complication of other chronic infections, \vhich lower the resistance of the patient and permit the entry and growth of the lunyus. j\Iild infections with histo- plasmosis apparently outnumber the severe, and, in the majority of patients. the infection heals without the patient for his family realizing what lie has had. X-KAYS SHOW SPOTS With the development of a program for X-rayino everyone's chest, large numbers of persons showing calcified spots in the lungs will be lound. If tuberculosis is not the cause, it is probable the spots represent healed histopiasmosis. As travel between all parts of the world becomes more common, mure unusual diseases will be foun-.l Away from their favorite place of development. Histopiasmosis is on« which has apparently found eastern central United States to its liking. QUESTION: Are flies responsible for the spread of infantile paralysis? ANSWER: Flies are a theoretical possibility in the spread of poliomyelitis, although they havo not been definitely incriminated to date. for immediate admission of 100,001 Jc.vish refugee immigrants lo Pal- And Europe, in fact, is partitioned estine. 1 by an iron curtain. NO NEW U. R. STATEMENT j Instead of achieving one world, Secretary of State George C. Mar- ! the drift is all in the other direc- shall, in two letters to Congressien- ! tif.i—dividing it instead of uniting al groups earlier this year, declared i Now, if ever, is needed the there would be no new statement j wisdom of God in modern King of U. .S. policy on Palestine until ! Solomons. IN HOLLYWOOD BY KKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 13. (NEA) — Keneth Hopkins, who once made a hat for E!ste the Cow and who recently l>eat other hat dr.signer-; lo the punch with n flying saucer mt, is worried about Jane Russell. : Jane is a star without a hat u her name. And right out loud in print, without regard for the sensitive feelings of milliners, Jane lias let it be known that she doesn't care about hats. It's irreverence like that which gives Kenelh Hopkins sleepless nights. A woman's local point should be her hat. Hopkins argues, and Jane's ideas arc too paiufnl for Hopkins lo talk about. Kenelh Hopkins ('.', a lean, g<xxl- lookine. serious six-footer who sees to it that glamor girls like Dorothy Lamour. Ginger Rogers. Joan Crawford and Esther Williams look like: n million bucks above their eyebrows. CHIC FOK IIUXK Right now he's working on a rubberized 1ml for Esther that she can wear in a .swimming pool and still look as il she were on her way ;o a cocktail dale with a couple of sea bass. For years now Hopkins has been designing hals for Myrna lay. but Unless we intend to really prevent. Russia from further infiltration we had better slop talking about il. If we set out lo slop her, we must serve positive notice ihat conlinuaiion or her tactics means war. if v.'c serve that notice, we must realize that it, might really mean war. —Sen. George Malone (R) of Nevada. » » • Whal would have been said at the time of DiuikcTque if those in the mile boats had said they were only going to take off members ol the trade unions?—Winston Churchill. We live today in an era which Is neither war nor peace, but a suspension of hostilities which can be renewed at any time.—Maj.-Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor > West Point commandam. . so tnr he has never met her. Mvrr mskes her best friend look saweci- off and sallow. LAMOIJII Till-: MERRIER Dorothy Lamour once brought Edilh Head. Ihe dress designer, along to render a verdict on a dozen hats she had chosen the day before. Edith shook her head negatively each time Dorothy tried on a hat. Almost on the verge of tears, Dorothy suggested that Edith remove her dark glasses. "It's noE niy dark glasses," Edith iiirrrcd, "It's simply Hint 1 hale hats." Male escorts, on the other Hand, are welcome, bscause Hopkins works Irotn the male viewpoint. Il was his wretchedness over his wife's hats that turned hicn to designing hats in the tirst place. Barbara Stainvyrk and Robert Taylor, he .said, not long ago boughi 2,6 hats for Barbara in one afternoon. Thirteen were Barbara's selections and the other half were Taylor's. Hopkins didn't turn an eyelash when Harbara wrote a check lor her 1.1 and Taylor wrote a separate check lor his choices. Thing'; like that happen all the time between husbands and wives in Hollywood. When Diana Lynn and Gail Russell came in for hals that wouid I attend the All-Western Bridge Championships at 'the Dpi Covona- do Hotel. Coronado, Calif.. Nov. 7 to 11 inclusive. I would like to gi the delegation a word of advice. The Pacific coast players bid their hands a little differently than we do in the east. They rely perhaps too much on conventional or system bidding, but they are expert when it comes to the play of the cards. Last year I had the »ood >" ' scrve .. minors." make them look older and sophist i- drspatchcs her \riald To 'the salon catcd. Hopkins scared the wits out and Hopkins selccls a hat from; 01 lhcm b >' " his collection alter hearing a des- " Wc ">' no ' cription of what Myrna is" wearing that evening. Hopkins told me that he is a hat woll. He whistles when a beautiful ' hat goes sailing by. If it happens 1 "! to be one that he has made, ho ; winks and says, "hnbbii Imbba." Once an actress reported him to a. policeman. "Arc you following this wnm- nn?' 1 the policeman bcllowrd. "Indeed not," said Hopkins, "I vuis only following her hat." Most stars, who heads Hopkins McKENNEY ON BRIDGE | Wins Ky Lcttinfi Opcnittf/ Lead Hold *15 Years Ago In Blytheville — The funds available for the new Blytheville Post Office have be?n reduced from SB5.000 to $85,000 under terms of the new economy bill passed at the last session of con- tered desk, with pencils poised. President Truman, himself, seldom draws a bigger crowd. Sen Flanders, the machine tool company chief, inventor, bank president, author and scientist tiwnci.i politician in the Autumn of his life, was amazed. "Where did you folks all come from?" he cried, drawing his bu'.l- (log pipe from his moulh and scratching his gray, tooth-brush mustache. His flustered secretary wondered if lie didn't want to move across the hall to the Senate Barking Committee Room? The reixirt- ers said no. they'd stand — and what was cooking? Well sir, it turned out that fresh man Senator Flanders was the newly elected chairman of a subcommittee which intended to look into pi-ices up and down the East Coast. He stuffed his pipe from one of the four tobacco cans on his side-lable, stoked it until it smelled like a brush lire on a Vermont nountainside and told about what le hoped to learn. He's opening hearings next Monday In Providence, R. I. because that's the city where prices of foud and clothing jumped higher and quicker than anywhere else in America. He said he'd call in the lousewives first, then the retailers. ihe wholesalers, and finally the farmers, who grew the stuff in the first place. If there's been any profiteering monkcybusiness in Providence, he intends to find out about it, In Boston, he'll consider shoes;in New York, things in general; in Philadelphia, textiles; in Trenton, fresh vegetables; and in the Carolinas, smoking tobacco. "And I guess," he added, "tint the cost of pipe tobacco is an element in the cost, of living. At least it is for me," , . His big black trunk and his new leather suitcase were in one corner of the room, ready for his journey. On the wall was a water- coior picture of his stone house with the blue shutters in Springfield; he kept glancing -at it. Behind him were some other lawmakers. including Sen. Raymond E. Baldwin of Coun., who instigated the price investigations and who said he hoped they'd be a warning to the unconscionable pro- i fiteers, if any. "Warning of what?" demanded an irreverent reporter. Sen. Baldwin talked around that one and Sen. Flanders changed the subject. He said the prices of reading of the proposed gress. Final ordinance to bring charity solicitors in this city under control of city authorities, is -slated for tonights city council meeting. Mrs. Leslie Hooper and daughter Lois will motor lo Holly Springs Miss., tonight where Miss Lois will enter 'Mississippi Synodical College. When deer shed their antlers, squirrels and porcupines soon eat them away. was the only other trick that East and West made. grain were too high and that the Chicago Board of Trade ought to curb the speculators by forcing 'em to pay cash for corn and wheat. The financial writers scribbled furiously; you've already seen the headlines. And I'm glad it was a dull day for news; otherwise I'd never have seen the amateur legislator in action. John Quincy Adams was the ' son of John Adams, Benjamin Harrison was the grandson of William Henry Harrison, all four U. S. presidents. Read Courier News Want Ads Strouse i'i A .1 V A K J 10G » y 5 2 O.Q107 ----Tournament—Both vul. South West North 1 V Pass '2 * Pass 2 y Pass 4 V J'oss Opening—A 4 * 13 adorns, know that he disapproves when they bring other women wilh them. It's his belief that if a hat Hatters one woman, another woman will remark lhat the hat looks tcr- will call a hat divine is when it ' mldwestern players made plans lo I cashec* the ace of diamonds, as tha By WIMIiVM K. McKKNNEY Amcrlra's Card Authority Written for NKA Service IDurlng Ihe national champion- fortune lo win the open pair championship at Coronarin with Clarence A. Strouse. Jr.. of .""•"Icna. Calif., nm! I hope to be on haiui in defend wilh him this year. Strouse gave today's hand a nice play. East put up the king of spades on the opening lead, and most of the South players naturally won the Irick with the ace Then they took two rounds o! trumps, led the queen of clubs and took the finesse. East won ant came back with a spade, whlcl West won. A diamond was returned and tlie contract was set. That was not the way Stroiiso played it. He refused to win tlv first spade trick. He let East holt Ills king. East came back willi , spade and Strouse won; then hi took two rounds of trumps followed by the club finesse. Hut nov there was no play that East couK make thai would defeal the con Iract. because he could not ge West in to lead through the dia mono* suit. He returned a club hoping that South would no: li ships tournament held last month, I able to gel rid of two losing din a large delegation of eastern aiui monds; but he might as well hav Veteran Diplomat HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured U.S. official ISOIeic acid ester 14 Make possible 15 Peruse 16 Hebrew month 19 Genus of vines 20 Mud ; 21 Nevada city , SZNntive ot :' Latvia 23 Symbol for tin 24 Babylonian t deity 125 Type of cheese 29 Asterisk 32 Man's name •33 Chop 34 Accomplishment 35 Shout --- 3 Erect •1 Manufactured 5 Neav 6 Close 7 Co by aircraft 8 Registered nurse (ab.) 9 Peacock leather iibcr 10 Musical instrument 11 Irish province 12I,arial 17 From 18 Any 26 Expire 27Kxist 28 Insane 29 Skittish 30 Golf term 31 Shoemaker's tool 34 Crown 36 Mourn greatly 47 Slory 37 He is nssisUml 18 Native melali secretary 53 Symbol for of erbium 39 Vauses 55 Exclamation <!I File : •12 Unless' 4.'i Hargain evenl 4-1 Hour (ob.) 45 Sloth 4G Grape refuse 38 Area measure •if) Mountain laUc 43 Fnke 47 Ponderous . volume 49 Indian tribe 50 Operatic solo 5 1 War god 52 Checkcrwork : 54 Soften .56 Dominion 57 Coffers : VERTICAV ; /I Patterns Z Liquid part ol fat $<•

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