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BLTTUBVILLB COURIER NEWS UU OOOX1BI NKWA OO. - m. W HAINE8, Publisher JAMBB L. VKRHOn-T. Editor PAUL O. HtTUAN. AdrtrUatag Advertialni Representative!: Co, New Vort Chicago, Detroit, PntotklMd Every Afternoon Except Sunday JEotefWi u Mcond cits nutter at the post- Blytbeville, Arkansas, under act ol Con», l«n. Served by the United frttt • SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of BlythevUle or any «qburb»n town where k carrier service U maintained, JOc per week, off We per month ' By mall, within * radius ol SO miles, KM per ftfl, i2.00 for six months, 11.00 for three rriinth*: by mall outside 50 mil* tone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditation Be tl*d In the Lorti and rejoice, ye r1(hM6us: and shout with joy, all ye that are upright in heart.— Psalms 32:11. How Many church mei&Mn would be to march lor blockj down Main Street In a parade eelebnitinf tome Christian victory? And j*i theae same church members will and do aaareh 1» ran or rain, celebrating a civic- or political victory. Alphonse and Gaston Last week, Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Vishirisky, in a UN speech, added the names of Defense Secretary Forrefctall and Commerce Secretary Harriman to his list of American "warmongers." Just a week before, Henry A. Wallace had beaten Mr. Vishinsky to the punch by paying the same two Eden the same insult. It may be that since Mr. Wallace •o frajuently sees eye-to-eye with 'Russian foreign policy and so often par- r6ts its' propaganda line', Mr. Visliin- eky decided it was only fair to return the compliment and, for once, copy Mr. Wallace. . The Farms Behind the Iron Curtain A country fights about the way it farms, says Dr. Harrell DeGraff in the current Steel way a magazine. Dr. DeGraff, professor of agricultural economics at Cornell University, means by his statement that a nation's agricultural methods are an index to its industrial production and whole war ^potential. The more workers kept on the farm by antiquated methods and equipment, the fewer workers there are to produce goods and services, and to fight battles. From this premise he advances^ with the help of a good many statistics, to the conclusion that in the possible event of a war between the United ',, States and the 'Soviet Union, Russia : would go into the conflict suffering from a severe agricultural handicap. -Dr. DeGraff finds three roots of this Russian weakness—geographical position, lack of sufficient modern farming implements, and lack of individual incentive under the Conimun- i$t system, the Soviet Union embraces an area more than two-and-a-half times greater than the U. S., but the harvested crop acreage of the two • countries is about the same. America has all the climatic advantage; the Black Sea port of Odessa, in southern Russia, is in the same latitude as Duluth.; Minn., and Aroostook County, Me. Practically all the rest of the vast country lies to the north. The figures that Dr. DeGraff quotes are prewar, but they reveal that American agricultural productivity has never been as low as Russia's was in 1938, since our Civil War. Our prewar harvests were one-and-a-half times as large as Russia's. Here are some comparative prewar statistics on the number of hours of tabor required to grow and harvest an acre of various crops in the two countries. Corn: Russia, 63 hours; America, u average of 27 hours_y6 hours inthe , corn belt—and double the yield. Cotton- Russia, 330 hours; America 9l' Wheat: Russia, 47 hours; America, 9 hours and a greater yield. Sugar beets- Russia, 530 hours; America, 92 P 0 tatoes: Russia, 265 hours; America 68 - The average Russian farmer in the 308 spent 460 hours a year in caring for a dairy cow. The American farmer •pent 140. hours and got twice 83 much milk per cow. It is evident that "Dr. DeGraff did not write this story out of a desire to make Americans feel complacent, or to lend support to those who say . "!*'• go thwd tnd drop the bomb and BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS get it over with." Hig figures do not take into account the present satellite states of the Soviet Union. They do not take into account the probability that if Russia chose to go to war next year or five years from now, she could swallow up the industries and agricultural land of western Europe about as fast as she could move her armies. They should lead no one to believe that Hus»i* would be a pushover. Nevertheless, Dr. DeG'raff's story is interesting and encouraging. Certainly the same story is known and its significance gnd«rfitood in the Kremlin. And it may be one of the factors in Prime Minister Stalin's mind when, despite the contrary evidence of his und.«rlin«, n « insists repeatedly that Russia does not want a war and does not mean to start one. VIEWS OF OTHERS Hidden Affiliations Any man or woman who wishes to be a CommunUt can be one. if he or she wishes to circulate pamphlets advocating communism, they can do to and the united Slates malls will duly distribute them. Communists can print and circulate magazines and newspapers on the same basis u others. They can make speeches at street corners or In Madison Square Garden and ask police protection if threatened. 80 lar a« we have observed the House coin- mHUe on Un-American Activities has not pro- ,po*«d to prohibit any of these things and there seems no baa is for expectation that It Intend* to try. The committee is alter a wholly different typ« of communist tactic. Tt»« eenr^tf |ove to hide their atllllatlons. They lov« to wnrm themselvei into positions wher* by Indirection they can attempt things that they could not .attempt openlj 1 . Thus in a labor union they can aabotage production. In th* movlnt picture*, th« radio or the press they can try «urrepltioosly to further the party propaganda lin*. All th« Home Committee lias done Is to put a finger on these people, and to reveal how they work themselves Into key »pot|, hosv they entrench themselvea aJid surround themselves with their own kind and how tney make labor union alliance! which make it difficult for their employsri to root them out. Whenever the Committee has some success In lt» job, as It hu In Its Investigations ol Communist* In Hollywood motion picture colony there goes up the immediate cry that It is 'trampling the Bill of Rights and that a person's political beliefs are being made a test of employment. Of course nothing or the kind Is happening. These people that the committee is alter have secured employment under false pretenses in nn industry wliose output could have cou- alderable effect on llitf country's beliels and morals. They have done so in some cases at the direction of a foreign power. In all cases they have done to for purposes and In ways which they themselves choose not to reveal. To suy tliat the public has no Interest, no right to Inquire and that it cannot use the best available instrument* to learn the facts Is to say something quite foolish. It a grocery clerk were caugnt. putting sand in the sugar, he would b« arrested and called before a magistrate. If he defended hlmsell on the ground that his right* of employment were being Interfered with, It would seem ridiculous. Those Hollywood figures who are being e>ci»scd are making a defense wholly as ridiculous. Even a little more ridiculous is the cry that the motion picture industry is being Injured. As a matter oJ fact it is getting free thousands of dollars worth of the publicity wnicli it considers essential to Its liie. -WALL STREET JOURNAL BARBS By HAL COCHKAN The woman who wears a fashionable evening gown these days is right lit style but sometimes very much out ol it. • . . H'i a wonder reformers don't jet disgusted and let the world fo where they think u will. • • • It docs little good to talk about your cold, but a heap of good when you keep it to your- Mlf. » « » A m»n IncureK his violin for 510,000. Is he already plannin, on playing at a New year I»rt>7 • « « Tile way some people let their children run Wild you'd think they had a million ol tlicm. SO THEY SAY Such is the life of the Wor!d 7 s Trouble-Shooter SATURDAY, NOVEMBER i, 19,17 Loyalty Checks on Federal Employes Reveal Some Sordid Deals by Some Disloyal Subjects Rv t*F.TFR arncriv - , #„„ *i._ ...itn. i_ . ... _ . ... _ The United Slates policy In the Balkans might cause the collapse of the organization. The Soviet Union must state frankly and directly that this road Is harmful and dangerous to the United Nations.—Andrei A. Gromyko. Soviet UN delegate. • • • » We have tilled and ) dropped the market oy cur operations, but It was ft guestlon of getting grain for hungry people abroad.—Secretary ot AgrlcuRurt Aiidfrson. By PKTER EDSON NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, .(ov. 1 (NBA) — Disclosure that 12 employes , have been dropped from the government's Federal Broadcast Intellll- gence Bureau, "(or security reasons," brings into the open a battle that has been going on for months. The Inside story Is important, because it reveals what Is happening in practically every branch of government today. In connection with the loyalty probe of federal employes. FBIB was created during the war as Federal Broadcast Intelligence Service, a branch of the Federal Communications Commission. It had no connection with J Edgar Hcover's FBI. its job was to monitor Axis radio broadcasts to see what line enemy propaganda was taking. Its head was Dr. Robert D. Leigh, former president of Bennington College, vt., and more recently one of Hie principal authors of the University of Chicago report on Freedom of the Press. He resigned from FBIB a month before V-J Day - and his principal assistant, Russell shepherd, was named director Shepherd was a young government career man who, after graduation from Svvarthmore, had gene to work as an office hoy and worked his way up in the "u. S Civil Service. -As soon .-a.s the war was over, Congress, wanted to abolish PBIS to save money. PICKED UP VALUABLE " INFORMATION An agreement was made to trans- fer the outfit to Army Intelligence, and is was renamed FBIB. When the organization came before Congress lor its appropriation, all It . had to do was cite some 50 pieces of intelligence It had picked out of the air, of value to the country. When the new Central Intelligence Group was created, FBIB was transferred to that hush hush organization. Young Shepherd was ambitious and naturally out to make a good record as an administrator. One of his acts was to denote four of his principal assistants and put them under men they had formerly supervised. The down-graded men naturally didn't like that and protested. Sheoard then moved to fire them. That was last April. The lour wrote a letter okprotest . to LIcut.-Gen. Hoyt S. Vanden; berg, who was then head of CIO. General Vandenberg ordered an investigation by his executive officer. Brig.-Gen. E. I. Seibert. Shepherd WRS given a clean bill of health. The four complainants were then called in and allowed to resign. The four men who had been let out took their case to Rep. Fred E Busbey, Chicago Republican. He Is a member of Rep. Clare Hoffman's Committee on Expenditures In the Executive In the last session he was active in making j charges against State and other government department employes who, he said, were Communists | TWO SEVERE CHARGES , AGAINST FBIB i Busbey called In Rear Admiral iRoscce H. Hlllenkoetter, who had ' succeeded Vandenberg as head of , CIG. The Admiral was told he . would have to clean house and get the Reds out of FBIB, or CIG would be doomed. I Among the charges made against j FBIB, two were serious. j First, th-', FBIB translators were Baking their translations of foreign ! broadcasts. If Russia broadcast something nasty about the U. S., It was said, the translators would 1 either tone it down, or write in "Unclear," indicating a bad reception they couldn't understand. The second charge was that the translators would hold up transcripts of damaging broadcasts during Important diplomatic negotiations. If Radio Moscow or one ol !ts> satellites was handing out a line which might stiffen the American attitude, the translation wouid be delayed a few days until tne Issue was decided. Navy Captain Walter Ford, now executive officer of CIG and the only authorized spokesman fcr FBIB, admits none of these charges and even denies that there has been any trouble in FBIB. But it is known that Shepherd has been allowed to resign, with Congress. As long as any member of Congress has anything against a government administrate.-, the future or his agency t s in danger. The 12 other employes have drop- pec "as bad security risk*" .15 a further peace offering to Congress. There are no specific charges against them. That's what working for the government is like today. IN HOLLYWOOD BY EKSKINE JOHNSON NBA Stalf Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. Nov. 1. (NEA> — Hcdy Uunarr is telling friends she'd lue to live in San Prahclsco and commute to Hollywood for her movies. To escape all those rumors, Hedy? . . . Because she's a couple of inches toller than Blng Crosby, red-hnircd Rhonda Fleming; mad« her test opposite him lor "A Connection Y.-.nkcc" iji ballet slippers. She'll -*e?.r the slippers in all their scenes together. The eastern office of Paramount, by the way, went haywire and announced Gail Russell for its part at the same time Rhonda was signing the contract on ll.j coast. The M:ir.\ lirothcrs won't make another movie until Oroiicho «ay» "jrs." And he probably won't say "y;s" until lip can fct his hands 0:1 the film rights to their old I'p.ramount hit, "Animal Cracker-." | R. T. TIN IS BACK ! "T/.e Return of Rin Tin Tin" Is '. a n.-n i-clicl from all itiosc murder j movies. Just a simple St0 ry about P. t boy and a clog and faith The ! ?r.-.ndcriild of the original Rin Tin Tin plays the title role. H llrlcna farter wants to make : a name for hersrlf In Hnllywoocl, ! she hnltcr mil I>e Icllhur' press ' aguils: 'Go away. Y i annoy me.'' ' * ' • ' Enterprise prccs (.us; they will not refer tj ..ijrirt Bergman as "Joan o! Arch 1 ' in the pub- Itcily cnmp.ii-n for "Arch of Tri- ! ximuh." Her character mime Is Join j In thiit one, too. Injjnd, by the way. broke up the set of "Joan" 1 •»ith nn Imitation ol Qarbo the' o:h?r day. The scene called lor her to wplk nwny frcm John Emery and Kurd Hatlicld in diseucsl. "I onn't think you should say any- ' tlv.nv saiii Director Vi; lOcmin;,'. "But Jo;:n would sny soiv.ethiiig/' I sa;<; Iiiend. '.Mavce i sl-.ould ray. ! 'I vniil lo t-c i-l = !ir-.' " K' : ~ j-ouiKl/rt ii'ore like O-;-;o t'-.::n G.irba * * * ' i Odd story behind thr titb. -Body '• ii'UI f-.ii." It v -s i.,.-a «* film tltlCi in 191S, 1820, 192V and 1931. Enterprise registered it again next year. Warner Brothers owns the song but not the film title. * • » John Payne, who asked tor ani received his release from his 20th Ccrtury-Fox contract (it would have paid him S670.030 in four years) is constantly nsScd, "Why " Payne just quotas a man comin; out of the theater after seeing "Crossfire." The. fellow said "It's pictures liko this o:ie that make me believe the movies can be our greatest expression in art. And it's a cinch they can be made more o'ten " CAS A TENNIS BALI, Joe Stein, who helps Henry Morgan write his radio show, just moved Into Jnix Falkmbnrg's ex-home in Hollywood. Says Joe: "I haven't got .my dishes but, you should see my collection of old tennis balls." * * •* Prediction: Dorothy Ltiiuour will shape her career alone, heavy dramatic lines after two niua::als. She's tired of hearing that her stardom u-str?d on playing it straight lor Crosby and Hope. She can do it. too. Hugh Herbert Is learning the hula Irom Dona Drake on the set of "So Tills Is New York," because in the picture he's supposed to oe learning her. . . . producer David Iictiip.T.carl is preceding that David .Wayne will be the town as an imaginative Irish cab driver in "Portrait of Jennie." He's out o( the "FKiiaii's Rainbow" cast. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By WILLIAM E. McKENNEY America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service How to Dope Out An Opening Lead (Last in a scries of six special Lesson Hands.) One of my pet theories is: when in doubt, lead a spade. Ol course that is Mot actually a theory. My l idea is that if you have to guess I on an opening lead, always give consideration to a spade opening. Naturally you will not open a spade if the biding indicates that It would be wrong, or if your partner has mane a bid, or If you have a sound suit to open: Nobel Peace Priz« Award for 1947 Goes To Society of Friends OSLO. Nov. 1. (UP)—The No- brl per re p-iz? was awarded last nwhi to the Society of Friends. 1i?c Nolirl committee o: P.ulia- nient decided to share this year's prize between the Friends Ssrvlce Council of London and the Ame- nra-i Service Committee in Philadelphia. 46532 » 10ft » A Q 8 7 - 5 A KJS V AQ752 » J9 * A Q 3 N W E S Dealer * AQ 107 V843 • 64 + 71552 *94 V K J 6 »K1032 + KJ109 Lesson Hand—Neither vul. South West North East Pass Pass 1 V Past 2N. T. Pass 3N. T. Pass Opening—A 2 1 Look at the .bidding of today's hand. South originally passed, then bid two no trump. He ought to have a minimum of a trick I and a hall, plus some honor cards. I If he has a trick and a half, it should be distributed among two or tlnce suits, it would not be two nce.5 In all probability it would be king-jack and king-ten combinations. Therefore west knows that if he opens a diamond, in all likelihood |h« will lead into South'! king anil Othman Longs for Quiet Stroll Through Park in Lazy Autumn * DOCTOR SAYS THE BY WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN, M D. Written for NBA Service Rehabilitation services for chronically disabled patients *lll restore many to social an deconomlc usefulness. With, a few exceptions, they can be taught self-care which will enable them to return to their homes. The first step Is to arouse the patient's Interest In yetting better. Many of them hive lost hope and have adjusted themselves to life In an Institution. Their family circles have closed in during their absence, and, in many cases, they have lost their place at home. After individual analyses are made,- a goal is set for each pi- tleat and treatment begins. A physical examination, special tests of the nervous system, study of the patient's attitudes, and social and vocational tests are made. In some of the older Individuals, the best that can be expected is to teach the patient to get around, feed, dress and wash himself, so that he can live at home. In the younger patients, a Job is the goal, even though the income may be limited. In the training program, e^?ry hour of the day is occupied with some activity. Stiff muscles . are made looser and weak ones stronger with applications of heat and massage. Patients are taught to take a bath, shave themselves and brush their teeth. Walking with crutches or a. special walker is followed by canes and then, if possible, by no support. All work and no play becomes dull, so games are organized and prizes given to the winners. One of our great social needs is organized^ entertainment programs for long- stay patients in hospitals, as well as for older persons in communities. TAUGHT TO MAKE THINGS Occupational therapists teach the patiint to make useful things, some. of which they can continue to make and sell after they leave the hospital. Of 105 disabled patients on whom rehabilitation was attempted after years of in activity, at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Minneapolis, 53 left the hospital, and 40 are continuing the program and will soon go home. The balance were failures because of severity of disease or personal attitudes. QUESTION: My son is short for j his age. Although he is 16, he is much smaller than other boys his age. Are there any vitamins or exercises that will help him to grow taller? ANSWER: He has five years in which to complete his growth. I do not know of any vitamin or exercise which will help, but X-ray examinations of his bones can be made to see if he has any trouble with his internal secretion glands which may be holding him back. Hormone injections are said to be effective in some cases, but consult your physician first. By FREDERICK C. OTHMAN ,. (United Prew SUM Correspondent)'] WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. (UP) _i| This, for capital newspaper report- I ers. was to have been one ol those'I wonderful, lazy Autums of happvi memory. • \ Nothing much was supposed to! happen an'd correspondents, like! me, were figuring on shuffling through the leaves in Rock Creek Park once in a while to Interview' Dr. William Mann about such In-! terestlng subjects as the love light! in the eyes of the baboons at his' zoo. Bond Issue Approved HARRISON, Ark., Nov. 1. (UP)— With 15 out of 25 precincts reporting, Boone county voters yesterday apparently approved a proposed $300,030 hospital bond issue by a five to one majority. Unofficial returns today showed 1,162 In favor of the issue and 221 against. We were Intending to play friendly games of hearts "in. th, press rooms around the town prowl through the Smithsonian Institution to see how. Lindberg's plane was holding up, and lap up a little beer of an afternoon at the National Press Club. Peace, it was going to be wonderful. And whal happened? Everything, period. There hav e oeen more press conferences, pronunciamentos hearings, handouts, and meetings both secret and public here lately than since the beginnings ol the New Deal. Ticker tape's comins out of my ears. My pencil's worn down to a nubbin _ and so am L The House's week and a half o. Gary cooper and other assorted Hollywoodians on the stand about pinkeroos In the movie business wound up Thursday's. The Senate's inquiry into Howard Hughes, his portly press agent and his gargantuan airplane -^ it has a wingspread as long as a football flelr — resumes Monday. The pollticos arc 'arguing, vii mimeograph machine and other wise, about who's going to bi next president. So many {#__.., Including an 80-year-old Chfcagr vegetarian, nave expressed Interes in living for th e next fou- year' at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,'that I have lost count. f Congress is returning In a cou> pie of weeks in special session to consider foreign relief. Dozens o! lawmakers inspected Europe personally — and expected to be interviewed on stepping off their airplanes. Mostly they were. Ex-governmental hotshot.s al seemed to hive felt ths literan urge at once. Jim Parley. Jame! F. Byrnes, Henry Mo'Btnthau am others wrot<. books thav not onl had to be read, but reviewed Then the current crop of big-wig; had to be interviewed on these typographical productions. Chuck Ijuckman, the soap man held meetings every hour on th! hour about meatless Tusedays am allied subjects. The Interstate Com merce Commission, through whos; stately portals a reporter seldom needs to trod, made news with protracted railway freight rate hearings. The aviation bureaus hearc evidence on the l recent flurry ol airplane wrecks. Joint congressional committee: called In witnesses on the future of farming and on why can't ! fellow buy a house at a reasonabli price? The hotels filled up, tlghtei- almost than in wartime, with busl-',? ness men who wanted to talk to thr' government — and the press — about apartment house rents, whiskey distillation, grain-market margins, the wonders of ice as a foot preservative and the sorry of the grapefruit business. , That's just the beginning, not complaining, you understand' Just trying to explain why T hav* en't been out to see Doc Mann new baby rhinocerous. It has blu eyes. I hear tell, and coos whe cuddled. probably into a tenace position. North did not bid spades, nor did South bid spades over- one heart. Tills should Indicate to West that his partner ihas something in I spades. | With a spade opening, the eight! as played from dummy. East won with the ten, and he had no • course except to shift to a dia-! mond. As a result East and West cashed the first six tricks. If a diamond had been opened, North and South would have 'sashed the first ten tricks. Let me remind you not to open a spade just because you do not' know what to open. Reason out| the situation and see if a spade is not the most promising opening. A study of the hand from that standpoint win indicate, surprising often, the correct suit to open. 15 Fears Ago In Blytheville — Gerald Biomeyor son of Mr. ai Mrs. E. F. Blomeycr has recovere from an illness of diphtheria. The 7 A Class of Junior Htg! School gave a program Friday whicl included the for.ov.'ing numbers "Origin of Halloween" by Franci Parker; "Little Orphan Annie" b; Bonnie Jean Buchanan; story, r>: Betty Proctor; poems by Emer; McDonald; Dorothy Jean Foste and Sarah Pa'««ne Evrard -a!s< gave original poems, the mA.:** background was given by Mrs. Mur r:y Smart at the piano and fortune were lold by Winnie Harwell. Led Dutch Troops HORIZONTAL J Pictured military leader, Lt.-Gen.S.H 6 He led the forces in Indonesia II Ascended 13 Venerate H Inclint 15 Jar' VERTICAL 1 Satiate 2 Geometric figure 3 Lubricators 4 Hops' kiln 5 Musical note 6 From 7 Grape-like fruit J Boredom 24 Challenges 26 Affirmative 27Scutlle 30 Mistakes 18 Hebrew month 9 Wading bird 19 Compass point 10 Belongs to her 32 Inborn 20 Whirlwind l2 Negative 33 Separates 13 Sun god 35 Pierces with 16 Behold! horns 17 French article 36 On top of 23 Bowling term 37 That thing 21 Insurance (ab.) 22 Written form of Mistreis fc 24 Rightful 25 Foreign agent 27 Meat 28 An (Scot.) 29 Either 30 Bitter v«tch 31 Low haunt 33 Priority of time (prefix) 34 Droop 36 Swiss river 37 Prtpoiitlon 39 Unit of weight HI English street car 43 Alaskan island 45 Weary 46 Musteline mammals •!B Ranges 50 Sacred song 51 Lock «t Mr 38 Symbol for niton 40 Promontory 42 Diminutive Melvin 43 While 4-! We 45 Pinnacle 47 Ream (a« 49 Size of s of

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