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PAGE POUB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER. NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COUFtER NEWS THE COURIER WtWB CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor FACL, D. HUMAN, Advertising tluu««r •die National Advtrtitinj Representative*: W»)l»o* Witmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, AUsaU, \lemphi*. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second cits* matter at the post- effioe at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act o! Con- tttte, October 8. 1917. Served br the Unit«d Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BY e*rrl«r In the city ol Blytheville or any tubiirbtn town where carrier servlc* to maintained, a*. 1 per «wk. or 85c p*r month. Br w u . vitl'.ln i rsdius o( SO miloe, |4.00 per fttf, 42.00 for six months, 11,00 for three months; tit m*il crutiidf 50 mile aone, 11000 per year ptytbl* fe advance. Meditation B« Mill, and know that 1 am CM: I will kc anihifl unont the heathen, J wit bt enaHed to MM MT«h—PMhns 46:10. * • • •OB a*4 iter and soU mat and, AJ Mvwigtt MM weary 'world we (rrope, MM whtow forth Iht* wont of hope: -»» still, and know thai I am God." —Bernir* Almond. Forgotten Headlines Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh recently arrived in New 1'ork from France. The Jr«ch IJn* sent out a news release announcing the sailing. And how did it identify her—as the distinguished , writer, or as the wife of one of this century's most popular heroes whom Frenchmen as well as Americans almost tore apart in wild adulation? No, •he was identified as "daughter of former Ambassador Morrow." How fleeting is fame! What's W^th the 'Democratic Leader? A new honor has been conferred upon Henry A. Wallace. In a speech be. fore the UN General Assembly, Vladimir Popovic, the Yugoslav ambassador to Russia, gave him the title of > '"democratic leader of the United States." The Yugoslav diplomat then proceeded to read—in Russian, quite appropriately—some fo Mr. Wallace's propriateiy — some of Mr. Wallace's denounced the Truman doctrine of aid to Greece and Turkey, and which said our interference in the economic affairs , of other nations was making us hated more and more by all the world's' masses. From these excarpts, Mr. Popovic drew the comforting conclusion that the American people "indict the policy of the United States which is directed against . . . th« United Nations, and which threatens peace all over the world." Mr. Popovic's speech was made on the day that former Secretary of State ' Byrnes' new book, "Speaking Frank' ly," wa» published. And it was rie- , kvered «. few-hours before the unpre- I dictable Mr. Wallace, in a Baltimore ' interview, endorsed the plan for world peace which the Byrnes volume contains. W« don't know what Mr. Popovic is thinkinsr now. For Mr. Byrnes' plan includes two strong lasfrresorl recom- . M«Bd«tio»ig: If Russia should boycott the worW conference to draft a Ger»»n peace treaty which Mr. Byrnes proponee, then the -other participants _' would go on without Russia,. And, once a treaty was signed and the Soviets r»fu*ed to ev«cuale eastern Germany, **>e U. S. and such allies as could be mustered would attempt to drive them out. This program, ilr. Wallace told reporters, would result ir , «. peace and understanding with Russia." Yet, he thought the milder, patience-anct-f'irm- *««• Russian policy of Mr. Byrnes at last year's Paris Peace Conference was 4 'war-mongering." La.er. before a Baltimore audience Mr. ,V»l!ace said that Defense Secretary Forrestal, Commerce Secretary H*rriman and Acting Secretary of KaU Lovett are "a holding company for Wall ^Street bankers" and that he •would try to "get them out of Wash- mgton before they get us into war." ^All this 'leaves us wondering what. •ffect it will have on some of the dis- tinawshed foreign yisitors who heard Mr. *>opovic's speech, and who may be * tittle yacue on American politics. Do. they think that the American < 2^»?°" ! ^'•'•$?>° S * a " dcmoc >'atic conciliatory, policy is war-mongering, and that one which advocates military action, if all else fails, will promote peace? Do they think the free, democratic American people would -sit supinely by while three of the President's top advisers—really tools of Wall Street, according to the "democratic loader"— are notoriously plotting World War 111? Now that Mr. Wallace has been knighted with a title of democratic nobility by an emissary of Marshal Tito, h« might live up to his new honor by making a little more sense. Can he justify his present inexplicable position on war- and peace-mongeringV Can he prove hi* very serious charge against Mr. Forreatiil, Hr. Harriman and Mr. Lovelt? If he can't, there is grave danger that both the "democratic leader of tke United States" and his Yugoilavian press agent may wind up looking, in the eyes of the American people as well as of the foreign visitors, like a couple of dopes. VIEWS OF OTHERS McClel Ion's Tax Program Scnatoi John McClellan of Arkansas hu gone to Washington to get an early start on work In belialf of a tax program he has evolved. He Is due for conferences with Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder, also an Arkansan, and others. On the political Bide, Senator McClellan's idea is that lax reduction and revision will be the main issue in the 1948 campaign, and that the Democrats ought to get going on it at once. On Ihe side of general welfare, Senator McClellan 1* fighting for revisions In the lax scheme that are plainly needed to establish a state of justice for all alike. In the first place, Senator McClellan proposes the extension of the Community property principle to all the states. Under this principle, m»n and wife divide the family income egually for income tax purposes and make separate returns. The considerable saving U now available to the people of about one-fourth of the states. It has been ruled that the Individual states have the legal right to establish the community principle by legislative enactment, but the process 1s slow and uncertain. It likewise involves troublesome technicalities when adopted on the • tate level in some cases. The fairness and Jus- tilice of equal treatment for all does not seem to us debatable. Otherwise, Senator McClellan would Increase individual exemptions from IgOO to S750. On the face of it, Increase In exemptions 11, the fair and effective method of rclievingrdl nd nan antaijra effective method of affording relief to those who need It most. The plan Is far superior to reducing tax rates as a. means of helping the so-called little man. Finally, the Arkansas scn- tlor proposes to eliminate the system under which a corporation pays on dividends It issues ind* the persons who get the dividends also pay on them. That Is double taxation on the face of it. Tlie program here outlined Is fair and necessary, and the rank and file of taxpayers ought lo rally to Senator McClellan's support, for these reforms might have been accomplished at the last session of CongrcK if the general puo- lic had not remained apathetic to elloits ifi its behalf. —COMMERCIAL APPEAL. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1947 Sounding the 1948 Keynote Time's Aging Effects on Movie Stars Saddens Old Man Othman THE DOCTOR SAYS By WILMAM A. O'BRIEN. M D .Written for NEA Service Seventy cases of diabetes were found In a special survey of the citizens of Oxford, Mass. This total Included 30 persons who did know they had the disease. - Hugh L. C. Wilkerson, M D and Leo P. Krai], M. D., United State* puhlic Health Service, who report their experience in «lie Journal of the American Medical Association, predict, on the basis of the survey, that diabetes is more common than has been realized. Oxford hns a population distribution roughly the same as that of the country ns a whole. The first jtep in the survey was to set up centers in the town hall and the fire station. People were asked to come afier their noon or evening meal, so that a specimen of blood and urine could be taken about one hour after eating. Blood and urine examinations were made in special laboratories on the spot. A test, to learn how effectively certain patients could handle sugar, was done. Afler given a quarter of a pound of dextrose by mouth, following which blood + By FREDERICK C. OTHMAN (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Oct. 25. (UP) — The Congressional Communist hearings biiug me to the reluctant conclusion todr.y that Hollywood's ,tcp movie heroes aren't growing any Much Quibbling to Be Expected over Proposals For U.S. Providing Dollars for Aiding Europe By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Oct. 25 (NLA) — Debate on whether '.he United States can afford to furnish Marshall plan aid to Europe Is ap parently headed for long and bitter , quibbling. This Is Indicated by' preliminary and "-mirely unofficial comparisons of the f irst two reports on this subject. One is tiM general ' report on requirements, prepared by the 16-nation Committee on European Economic Co-operation. ; The other- ig the 2oO-pae,2 Report on National Resources, prepared by experts from 16 U. S. government' agencies, working under direction of Interior Secretary j. A. Krug. < The tone of the Krug report Is that th e y. 8. can furnish all aid needed, without strain on its resources. A check-up against stated | requirements In the European re- j port takes no account of the f.tnan- iclal drain which a four-year. $20 billion aid program might make on U. s. economy. A report on that phase is due by Nov. 1 from the i President's Council of Economic 1 Advisers, under Dr. Edwin G.' Nourse. j If all the D. S. had to furnish! was coal, the problem of European' aid «'ould be easy. The 16-nation' coal requirements from the United States are put at 85 million short tons for the next four years. They i scale riowi> from 45 million tons in 1948 to seven million in 1951.; The Krug report shows that Amci-i- : can coal consumption this year will be 025 million L ons. Peak U. S. coal production was 684 million tons in 1944. That makes a surplus of 58 million tons productive capacity from which to fill Eu- BARBS By HAL COCHKAN With more and more new cars coming out more and more people arc driving not only in style but In debt. * * • Tht smart jwrson stops at a railroad crossing for » minute, the careless one forever. • • t We're beginning to believe that the nens hav« found out how much masons are paid w l*y bricks. » • » T<m selrlom «N tirn iwlte fishln-s erenl) matched—dollir lor dollar. ' • • » A statistician says thrte time* more Mngie men than married men are arrested. At \nt.i "you're not going out tonight" « beginning to show results. rope's needs. It is 14 million tons greater than requirement* TAXPAYERS MUST ADVANCE MONEY The money to pay for this coal will have to be advanced by the U. S. taxpayers. With the credit of so many European nations in sUch shaky condition, It is impossible to expect the American coal industry to carry the importing nations on the cuff for four years. The petroleum situation is Just the opposite. Europe produces little of its own oil. It will need to import 112 milliin short tons during the next four years. Practically all of it is going to have to come from the Caribbean, the Middle East or Indonesia. The U. S. is now a net importer of petroleum itself. This in spite of the fact that U. S. production is now at an all-time high. The food situation Is not that bad. but it is going to be tight. The 16 European countries say they will need 88 million short tons of wheat in the next four years. The demand scales down from 26 million Ions in 1948 to 20 million tons in 1951. About a third of this Is expected to come from the U. S. The report drawn up at Parts puts the demand on the U. S. at from eight to nine million tons a yea r. The Krug report says that in the year ending last June 30. the U. S. exported nearly 12 million short tons of bread grain and flour. Sixty per cent, or about seven million tons, went to Europe. It is believed that this year's exportable surplus will be about the same amount. This year's record U. S. wheat crop of 40 nfilllon short ton* is about six million tons higher than any previous yield. All this extra wheat might have been available for export if the U. 8. corn crop had not failed. But with a short corn crop, more wheat will havt to be kept here. EUROPE'S WHEAT NEED WILL TAKE MANAGEMENT To supply Europe with the additional one or two million toni of wheat Indicated will take not only four years of perfect crop weather but also considerable management. The whole thing points up the necessity f*r the present conservation drive. In reducing Europe's Import grain demand, one of the most 1 effective measures would be an increase In shipments of' fertilizer. Europe and North Africa have ample supplies of phosphates. The shortage is in nitrogen. For every i ton of nitrogen sent to Europe, the grain vield could be increased by 12 to l! tons. Europe's inability to produce all the nitrogen fertilizer needed Is laid to lack of coal and shortage of electric power. The 16-nation report puls the four-year deficiency at 550.000 short tons. This scales down from 320,000 tons next year to j«0.000 tons in 1950. By 1951 Europe hopes to be producing enough nitrogen for Its own needs. But, in trying to meet the temporary shortage, the U, S. may fall down flat There ta a world short- j age of nitrogen. TJ. S. production is now three times prewar, but it I still Isn't enough. The U. S. itself Is this year expected to Import 80,000 tons from Canada and 100,000 tons from Chile. and in ha younger. Their wrinkles are beginning to, show, even as the middle-aged Oth-' man's, Some of 'em are developing sniiil] paunches, some Ihe beginnings of second chins., and some foreheads so high that only Max Factor hair pieces can remedy the deficiency. I report this melancholy situation arnon? the heroes in no spirit of criticism, but with genuine, Au- ( tumna! sadness. On thLs sere day, with the leaves falling off the trees and lying wrinkled and brown upon Capitol Hill. I looked at the movie stars and realized that I, too, am no longer a boy. The great lovrr.s of the sliver sheet were old enough to be the fathers of the bobby-soxers who besieged them outside the House caucus room for autographs. Some — and I hate to say it— are about right for > grandfathers. Ah, well . . . Youngest of the screen's he-men who came here was Robert Taylor, a well-preserved 36. The youngest- looking was Ronald Reagan. He was pink-checked and bright-eyed and, ned for sugar until he btoSi ° f """"• """^ his "oni-rimme, i.d'JSrneTK norm' 1. i "if ^'l'" "S '"W 1 "" Although diabetes is thought lo £± « S , P' ctul ' e - He sa ' d he wa be much more common in women . born 38 years ago. than in men. in the new cases discovered in the survey men and women were equally represented. „,.,, u - v. - • ~ They were between 56 and 60 years i f nd he s beginning to ease away of age, and over one-third told : rom '"? len *' He testified that he's of other members in their family] J1 " g /?, cnnn « P'a«s from in having diabetes. , front of the camera to behind U. M SVMTTOMS PRESENT a director .There he'll tell some SYiVfPTOMS PRESENT The majority of new diabetes ?'° u »g sprout how to kiss a starlet, discovered by the survey had sym- i '! ke °"? ") a " Montgomery used v> ptoms suggestive of diabetes, at- i °° ll ' hack befol 'e the war. though they had not realized they ! Came George Murphy, the danc» had the disease. Warning signs of! man. who has enlivened more mo- diabetes are increased appetite and j vle3 chan he cares to count w '"'h hU thirst, increased urination, itch-1 acrobatic heel-kicking. Wearing iness of the skin, weight loss and eve Bla5ses. too. And looking a dig- crampy pains in the legs. | nil 'ed, official 45. - " - Adolphe Menjou. who glanced in All persons past the of 50 should have an annual health examination, even though they ap- the mirror several years ago and began playing foxy grandfathers, sard he was 56. Then Gary Cooper, the strong, li- pear to be in good health, A test of the urine should always he done. In the interval between ex- j lent man of the technicolor West, animations, if the person develops , strolled in. His countenance was. in signs of diabetes, urine should be j 'he word of the novelists, craggy. retested as the disease develops He curled his long limbs around the slowly in many instances. QUESTION: My 2.3-year-old son itches severely after he takes a bath. What Is the cause, and what can be done about it? ANSWER: Excessive dryness and itchiness results from removal of too much oil in bathing. Condition can be relieved by application of a baby oil preparation. 15 Fears Ago In Blytheville— Miss Annie Maurie McCorvey home economics instructor Cor the high school, organized a home economics club yesterday atternoon. The following officers were elected; Helen Layrien, president; Mary Alice Freeman, vice president; Mildred Jarrett treasurer; Dorothy Krutz secretary and Jamie Nichols, reporter. •Miss Belle WhiUsitl had as her dinner guests last evening, Sena'.or Hattie Caraway of Washington, D. C- and Jonesboro and her sister Mrs. Joe Trice of Jonesboro, In developing a study of • well known pictures, students of the Art Class of the Junior High School posed for familiar studies and those poses were photogrnph- ed. For "The Gleaners" Ruth Lindsey, Betty Sue Arwood and Elizabeth Edwards posed, Mary Kathrine Lindsey posed for 'he I IN HOLLYWOOD SO THEY SAY If Russia In effect withdraws ircm any >cnl participation in effective action by the United Nations, I believe we should proceed without Russia to perfect a United Nations wtiirh will operate In a limited field.— Sen. Rotx-rt A. Tall 'P-< of Ohio. H is inconceivable to me that this of the succeeding congrcus, will rcsiore OPA. —Sen. Arthur Capper <IU ol Kai.nss. V • • The Hollywood movie Industry will welcome a congressional investigation as a c:-"ncc to expose ugly rumors, lunu'!! dv:s a.:<J r"-Ki :, PC- cusstions.— Eiic Johnston, pics.dcu;, Mouun^ l'ic- turt Indiutrle*, ln«. * By ERSKINE JOHNSON I NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. Oct 25. (NBA I — Behind the Screen: News item: "Claurtelle Colbert withdraws from Estate of the Union' iwrause M-G- rM wouldn't let her quit work at 5 p.m." Oh. yeah? The inside I story is that Claudette didn't like I the script — too much Spencer and not fmniirh cl.uiclette Usually the star is in the studio i doghouse. Dennis Morgan just, put j the studio (Warner Hmthcrsl in I his doghouse. As part of the ex| ploitalion campaign for "My Wild : Irish Rose," Ihc studio talked a j recording company into issuing !an album ol Dennis Day SUICIIIK | all '.lie hit tunes from the picture | — the ;amr SOTIKS Dennis Morgan , 5mR.s in the Him. Morcnn. who can sins pretty good. too. is burning. M-<;-M released "Dr-Mro Me" much against Hi<* ui^hes nf Circrr I d.ir^oii, wbo is lr>int: t<i fnrcrl i Ihr whole thinjr. Circrr pleatlcd I wilh lh( Metro front offiyr a yrar a*o to 'helve what had hern shot and start anew. Thr studio rc- 1 fu'cd and Mervyn l.cRoy col Ihe ; job of tprmlln; a million dollars I on rrt.lkK. and adrtrd scenes | AI.I'XIS [|(E SCH KUr.R Why hv;>r painter* nn nuts, or "Wom'n Tli-y're Crazy." Akxn .Smith wantr-d lirr liv- Ing in-im i.atnud a certain shade -of frffii "What Miariio" -, "IJI'I Vuu r\r-r o-ido?" n-.X'd Al'S Thr- pa:!.',, ,lj,| "Well," ^|,| avjc.itio. 'l lir Ktr-rn vm hi) w.inl." Ihii 1 . pMnlcr rur |,rr. Al">:1s ;-, iircr] SO "I y.^iir i,, ] 0 fo'C-au-i. ' [ , no foi id tlie painter. perl an avo- i,|:,'i tinny. |-,r | Alr-xK -prcl first | ; , , rr 1 Ihp nlor the tha r siil'.rr- iln;; her tio-,"s •i:ij'-(>!i rt sutler I was talking of Joan Fontaine on the set of "Letter From an Unknown Woman" about her marriage to studio executive Bill Dozier. "We're happy—much to my surprise." she said. . Joan explained. "We've both been married before, I thought second lu.-irriaRt's were a compromise. Hut it hasn't turnrd out that way." Maureen O'Kara has switched agents. . . . sign In a Hollywood boulevard jewelry shop window: "We mend everything except love flUairs." . . . Maria Montcz' next, "Queen of Hearts," is a comedy about a countess on the loose in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. It's a rewrite of a Russian play. ' CROSnV'S NEXT? i Bini* Crosby wants to plav icha- bod Crane for Walt Disney iVi "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." . . . Norma Shearer is lalkine to Enterprise about doing Marie Antoinette again in "Proud Destiny " But. first she nnd Marty Arroitge and (he kids go lo Switzerland for the winter sports. Warner fi-othrrs are Interest- rd In srttine the film rights to snme old George Arliss British films for rrmakfs with C. Au- •forey Smith. John Oarfield. in New York (or the opening of "Body and Soul." »rites that, at a gathering of his old gane. one of the men with whom he grew up as a kid. said: "You know. John. I've followed your film career for a long time. 1 h»lteved you as a Mexican gen- crnl. ;'s a c.Tnfidrnce man and as a I':(tdln player, nut as a fishier in 'Body and Soul'—that's where 1 s'-n." "Why?" asked Garfleld. "Because," was the answer, "You were She only kid I ever could lick " McKENNEY ON BRIDGE 'Pitch' Count Used By Some Players By WILLIAM E. McKENNEY America's Card Authority Wriltrn for NEA Service More and mere players are using the old "pitrfi" count for no trump Instead of speaking of a count tof three nnd a half or (our for a no trump, they now say they need a count of 16 to 19 or 20. And of course there must be something in ever suit. In today's hand Soulh preferred to show Ills partner a strong hand rather than open with the weak spade suit. The play of this hand \v.is very Interesting. South won the open- Ing lead with the queen of hearts and oushed out a small spade. He 4K862 V AQ • K94 + AJ103 Tournament—E-\V Mil. South Wn< North E»t 1 N. T. Pass 2 N. T P.-vss 3 N T Pass Pass Pass Opening—V J ^' too-short legs of the witness chair, nervously adjusted his blue satin tie, and said he was born in Helena. Mont., « years ago. He began chasing Indians on th» back lots of the studios and rescuing lovelies Irom fates worse than death in 1925, he testified. A whola new generation of movie fans ia buying tickets now, but the indestructible Cooper still is chasing th« same Indians. Only difference is that today he talks and sometimes can be viewed in technicolor. I bow low. or as low as my elderly joints will permit, before th« actors and for two reasons: 1. None of 'em tried any hocos- pocus about their ages. They wer8 f ., asked how old they were and m I each case they answered frankly. It is no disgrace, even for a screen s; r, lo grow older. 2. They all seemed to make an excellent impression on the Congressmen and the Washingtonians who crowded in to see them. Sure there are Communists in Hollywood, they agreed. Not many, but everybody knows who they are. and every gocd American in the town is seeiny to it that they pull no phoneys in the lilms. They said they were proud of Hollywood and of its record in com- batting Ihe Pinkos. And somehow, as a middle-aged American, I could not help but feel proud of them. Old men, an old man salutes you—and by soxers (under a new label, of j course) be fighting to pull off your i may still another generation of boto- "SOmr Of TllP T «rk " VlVd Prqnr", ! 111a >' SllU anolncr S e "< Sn°' "nd^LeVsmitir"".' buttons for souveni,,. ing out dummy's king. Another club was led and the jack finessed.! Now declarer cashed the ace of: clubs and West was forced to make ' discard. Knowing now that another club lead would throw East in, Soutn 1 led the fourth club. East won with the king, but he had nothing to lead except a diamond into dummy's ace-jack. Marshall Aide may do alxml It. Ju k~y Terl Atkinson rode cigv.t consecutive winners a' the 4.1 vie' duct track, September J*-ie, »*4. had no better ambition than to establish a spade trick, so when West played low. declarer put on the nine from dummy. East won and came back with a heart which South won with the ace. Another small spade was played again West played low and dum- my's'jack won. A small club was led »nd the Unjspot finessed. West I won Mid 1*4 *nc]tiMr h*»H, knock- HORIZONTAL 1.7 Pictured U. S. official 13 Trying experience U All 15 Wine vessel 16 Separated ID Priority of time (prefix) 20 Palm lily 21 Satellite 22 Editor Ob.) 23 Fillip 26 Promontory 28 Ardor 30 Type of fuel 31 Indonesian of Mindanao 32 Taller 33 So be it! 34 Shield bearing 36 Short jacket 37 Dispatch 39 Right (ab.) 40 Sodium carbonate 44 Transpose, (ab,) 45 Narrow inlet 47 Certify 49 Bv way of 50 Mistakes 52 He directs the State Department's planning staff 54 He formerly was direclor of the National War t ' College ___. 55 Empty places VERTICAL 1 Ruminants 2 Fur 3 Harem room 4 Of the thing 5 Breach 6 Persian province (Bib.) 7 Sharp 8 Terminal 9 Symbol for niton 10 Clamp 11 Take into custody • 12 Requires 17 Universal language 18 To ward 24 Poplar 40 Remain 25 Thin metal 41 On time (ab )' disk 42 From 26 Approaches 43 Snakes 27 Bird of prey 46 Air raid pre- 29 Diminutive of cautions (ab.) ; Nancy 47 Coin 30 Golf teacher 48 Apex 33 Dress 49 Diminutive of' 35 Lure Victor , 36 Made mistakes 51 Symbol for < 38 Two-wheeled gold ! carls 53 Musical note . Then there was Bob Montgom- Jfe ry, who made torrid love to more» screen beauties than most. He's 43 NEW YORK (UP)—The New Yoik Bible Society has started a. drive to place a gold-lettered Bible ,^ in every hotel room in the city. "If w any New York Hotel guesLs finds that there is no Bible in his room," the Rev. Dr. David J. Fant, secretary of the society said, "we suggest that he refer the matter to the manager. We shall do our part."