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FAGK 1TX BTATHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 194T TItt BLYTHEVTLLB COURIER NEWS * • i TH> OOOBIBI M*WB 00. "- • W. JAMtt U vnaOKTP, Editor D. HCMAM, AdratMni ' Bate N*ttoa*l 4dv*rUdB( W«JJ»ei Wluwr Co, New York, Chlc*«o. Detroit. AUuU, Mrmphhr Published BTW Altemoon Except Sunday '&*««<» u wcond cltsi nutter at th« port- at WyttaOTilk, Arkmma*, under act ot Con- October ». • U17. . Served by tbt United Prew ' ' ——; SUBSCRIPTION RATES: . By carrier In lh« city of BWhevlllr or anj wburtan town where carrier serv c« !• maintained aoc per week, or 85c per roonth.X By ima£ within a radius ot 50 miles, »4.00 per «ar M 00 lor «ix months, Sl.OO Jor three mouths; by mall outside M mile »ne, 110.00 per year payable to advance. Meditation • For thou hasl mad* man mi* "Ji'l pauMCJO and honor.—Psalms &:6. This Uxl ««« KH » I"* 11 lltU* k> pu* 'S(» than wit* i«ll-rmM«4, —Who Help Themselves Presumably Chiang Kai-shek realized that outlawing the liberal Democratic League, his opposition, would arouse criticism in this country. But he claims that," besides propagandising against the government, it was protecting Communist spies. He 1 is, af}.er all, figbting a condition, not a theory. He has had ample opportunity to discover how devoutly the democracies prized theory when ,tlie price of Russia's air against Japan was •Chinese sovereignty. Maybe he has decided that it is worth seeing'if the Lord does help those who help themselves. Absolute Weapons with jrardi *f r*infort»d «oncr«t«, or moving home* and war planta into ~e*vM. Ther«'» no e«cap« from such w«*poni. And, §*y» tht admiral, one* 'an area ha« b«n-hit by them "it may, b« a thousand years before these blasted areas -will again support life of any kind." Total war—everybody a contributor, everybody a target—we have aready. Absolute weapon*i capable of destroying all forms of life over enormous areas, exist, ready for use. Isn't it about time for all of us to take a hand in backing the devoted few who are trying to »ee that these absolute weapons never get used in total war 7 VIEWS OF OTHERS Trees and Livestock We have thought and talked of the late struggle against the Axis as Total War, and we take it for granted that any future war will also be "total." We mean that, in modern war, there is no zone of operation to which death and destruction are confined. The soldier on the front line, the flyer in the air, the sailor at sea are utterly dependent upon the farmer in his field, the carmer in his plant, the worker, in his factory, the train crew on the road. Stop the flow of food, weapons and munitions, at any [Joint from field and mine on, and you win the war. So, 171 total war, the farmer and the miner, the factory worker, the railroader and the truckman, the messenger '. -rjoj' and the telephone girl are legitimate targets. They are not just incidental casualties when the factory or the railroad itself is bombed—they are positive goals. By only slight extension it could be argued that the worker's efficiency depends upon the affection and care of 1 his. wife, upon the health preserved by doctors and nurses, upon the consolation of religion administered by the clergy. These—and* the baby boy, for whose future the worker and the aoldier are striving—then become ligti- mate targets in total war. That is a horrible idea. We find it hard to imagine that any enemy ever would b« sufficiently hard-boiled to carry totality of war to this extreme. Millions of Europeans think that 'they know what total war is like for the civilian population. But everything they know is already out of dat«. If there i« another .major war, they— mnd w»—will experience total war fought with »b»olut« weapon*. Rear Admiral Ellis M. Zucharias, retired, who was deputy chief of Naval Intelligence, says that \va American« already possess atom bombs .fifty times »or« powerful than those with -which we blasted Nagasaki and Hiroshima and the target Heel at Bikini. The .. Russians, he says, are well on the way to their own atom bomb without any . helpvfrom u*. But that is only the beginning. In the November issue of United Nations World, Admiral Zacharias says flatly that of there were no atom bombs, there •till'would be available \vea\ions "that . could wipe out the last vestige of lui- , man, animal and vegetable life from , th« face of the earth." 1 These are not explosives. They are ' - biologic*!, bacteriological, climatologies]. ' They are not threats. They are fads. They exist. They are being manufac- . tured, not merely by Great Powers I capable of devising and manufacturing atom bombs, but,by little powers. Th*r»'i no u*e roofing: factories Information ot treat interest to th« «Ute'« livestock Industry lw« com*, remarkably enough, • from the Arkansas Wood Products Association meeting at'uttle Rock. Dr. Allrcd J. Sliannn of the FY>rreit Service Laboratory at Madison, Wit., told the convention that preliminary tests indicate that livestock thrive on feed which Is mixed with molasses or yeast made from wood. Practically any type 'ol tree can he used in producing molasses, he said, mnd with further chemical processing it appears thit the product can be reined lor hum«n consumption. Laboratory experiments also indicate that yeast can be manufactured In commercial quantities from rood sugars, Dr. Stamm could have chosen i\a more suitable place than Arkansas to discuss these wonders. The state is already pioneering In the comparatively new field of chemical conversion ol wood. Croasel Industries operates a chemical plant In addition to Its sawmills, paper mill and other enterprises, manufacturing wood alchol, ncctlc acid and inethanol from hardwood timber and cuttings. As the manufacture of chemicals from wood is commercially feasible only mi a large scale, Dr. Slamm advised against small operators' attempting It. However, when pilot plants Dave found improved methods for production it might •be practical for a number of small companies, working in the same area, to Join in establishing a chemical plant. Forestry products and the livestock industry actually have much in common in Arkansas, Both supplement field crops, Each utilizes land lhat cannot profitably be planted in grain and both enterprises rebuild soil and aid conservation. They contribute much to increasing agricultural income, and they are supporting new industries in the cities. Low cost feed from timber would be a great boon to Arkansas, which in normal times does not grow enough grain, if this manuUcuire could be established in the state agriculture would have two openings for profit. Farmers could supply the timber, and use the feed lo maintain their herds. But the prospect opens up a much broader horizon. Chemical manufacture would in time bring into the forest belt other types of Industries, which would use the compounds it produces. A series of economic (rains would flow back lo agriculture, which today Is beginning to recognize that trees are also a crop. —ARKANSAS GAZE1TE. BARBS By HAL COCHRAN It's Going to Be a Great Temptation Arabian King Turns Black Gold Into Real Thing - U.S. Variety THE DOCTOR SAYS ly WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN. M. D. Written for NEA Mrrire T«*U arc made to determine the speed, with which unclotled red blood cells Mttte In a glau tube. In most infections, the blood settles more rapidly than normal. •Hits rate of settling is called the sedimentation rate. In general, the Huntern have been w»rned against (talking their qu»rry on the campus of a western school. Too many litlle dears running around? * * • Work most hare been InTwlled Kr aomewne t<n nenrotM to alt allll. » • * There's no sense in putting R hook In the closet when the kids don't get the hang of it. e th«y prod who think •P Y»h*t th«y B*7, Mby Jwt Imc* up. A« Oklahomt man who turned 1*1 ]arm told police h« htd no home. Out* e's living noTT. M«ny men »nr! jr*i rtre*t turn oft lott. &** 6-// $^-- more serious the infection the »raater the rapidity of the fall. Increased rates are also observed In acme patients with growths and In certain'blood disorders. ~ As 'a patient recovers from an Infection,'the sedimentation r»l« slowly returns to normal, but it lags behind disappearance of the other slgrw of Infection, When it Is down, the body hu ceased to fight the germs and the patient Is well. One of the main problems in acute rheumatic fever is to know when to let the patient out of bed. Sedimentation rate U often used to decide this. If regular checks are taken, one patient may be kept In bed longer than .average, while the other may be allowed up sooner than the symptoms in-1 dlcate. The physician acts on the i basis of all evidence, rather than | on' a .single test, because of the importance of the decision- Sedimentation rates studies also arg used on tuberculosis patients. At (he height of the infection, the cell drop is rapid while, later, sedimentation slows down as the patient Improves, when the test is used in connection with other * BY FREDERICK C. OTHMAN (United Frew Staff Corrwpondenl) WASHINGTON, Nov. t. (UP>— A. cold winter rain was streaming ncainst Hie tall windows of the Senate caucus room, where the subject, inappropriately, was thirsty pilgrims plowing through tlio sand- Ftorms of the desert on the road to Mecca. i What these lurtxuinert Moslems on religious tours to the Promised' Laud have lo do with lite in America makes an engrossing and. It would seem, an expensive story. The lelling of it caused the senators to lorget the raiu and to gulp considerably more ice water than usual. _'<•* You may remember the photographs of the squint-eyed Ibn Saud receiving from the late President. Roosevelt aboard a destroyer a gift, consisting o! one chromiiim-plaled wheel chair. This elderly sheik of Amby Is the king of 'Saudi Arabia, Fellow rulers around the world have been slipping his majesty presents these many years. It pays to be "ice to King Ibn, The geologist estimate that his kingdom floats on about a billion barrels of oil. His majesty knew about tlie oil, but for years he didn't bother. Ha had the pilgrims, who streamed by the thousands ami the tens of thousands across his descnts to Mcccas. He nicked 'em for taxes to the tune oi about $6.000,000 a year. This was a nice deal lor the king, according lo testimony before th« Senate War Investigating Committee, until the war demoralized travel conditions. The pilgrims fell off to almost nothing; so.did his majesty's revenues. He told the Arabian-American Oil Co. that if it could produce signs of tuberculosis activity, the j s ,irf[ c j ent gold—and he didn't mean Freedom Train Puts Spotlight on Civil Rights As House Committee Exposes Grave Dangers BY PETER EDSO\ NEA Washington Correspondent ! clission." WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. (NBA)-- i But the President's Committee Four apparently unrelated things ' points out that the most immediate now need to he brought together ,• threat to these freedoms is indirect. for a clof.cr look In proper perspcc- i It comes from two groups who rc- tivc. ! fuse to accept democracy—Corn- First is the "Freedom Train." now i munists and native Fascists. touring the country, pulling up on [ "The s^me zeal must be shown in sidings to let the people have a look ; defending o'.ir democracy .igainsc at the Declaration of Independence. the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and other sacred document, 1 ; which guarantee Americans their liberties; Second is the House Committee on Un-American Activities, which is currently conducting n probe lo assemble lor unlimited public dis- i munisls 1 have thereby aided their supposed 'enemies.'" The Blue Book recognizes the need one group as against the other," says the President's committee. But (heir Report on Civil Liberties opposes, without qualification, any attempts to put special limitations on these people to speak and sembl psysicinn Is .able to give a more accurate recovery appraisal. TEST RELIEVES WORRY Ax men and women grow older, many develop painful Joints. Anxiety over the possibility that these pains might be rheumatoid arthritis often depreWs the patient. In such cases, sedimentation rate studies may be used. If there are no signs of infection, patient can be reassured that his difficulty is not infectious arthritis. There are a few conditions in which the sedimentation rate Is slower than normal. If the vein circulation is sluggish us the result employ only persons of recognized of nejit disease. O r if there is an loyalty. Because Communists and i mcrcase rt number of red cells, the other subversives conceal their af- I ra ( C a[ settling slows down. Slow- filiations until they have done tti- \ \ n % a j so occurs in the allergies anci ious , damage, It is necessary to j in ccr t a j n ij vc ,- diseases lor the government to have in Us determine the extent of Communist thought, vnliHrntion >n Hollywood and the moving picture industry. Third Is the loyalty investigation of all government employes now being conducted by the FBI. Fourth is a 118-page Blue< Book report, juit, released by ihc P "The principal of disclosure." says i the Blue Book, "is the appropriate i way to deal with those who would [.subvert our democracy by revolu- I tion or by encouraging disunity and ' destroying the civil rights ol some groups If we fall back upon hys- . .^., ' teria and repression as our xveapons ident's Committee on Civil Sights, j against totslitarians, we will defeat chairnmiicd bv Charles E. tVtlson ] ourselves." of General Electric, '; Now this is where the House The Freedom Train and the Un- i Committee on Un-American Activi. American Acttivties Committee are , tics fits in. Out of a threat "of clear not mentioned in the Civil Righis nnri present danger." as the Isle Blue Book. But they fit in. Main i Justice Holmes called it, the House purpo.se of this Blue Book is "to ' Un-Americnn Activities Committee discover wherein, and lo what ex- i has moved in to stop the Commun- tcnt. we are presently failins to live i isls from bringing about "the evilj up to...the heritage of freedom and [ lhat Congress has a right to pre- equalily for all men, sometimes vent." called 'the American Way'" oj life. , IF YOU DISAGREE, FINOS KECOUI) FAIRLY GOOII i YOU'KK A COMMUNIST In general, the Blue Book finds i "A state of near-hysteria now that "Americans worship a* They i threatens to inhibit the freedom of choose. Our press is Irecr from | genuine democrat.'!," the President's governmental restraints than any , Committee declares. "Irresponsible the world has ever seen. Our citi- opportunists who make it icus are normally free to express their right to speak fithout fear, to practice to attack every person or group wyth whom they disagreed as 'Corn- have,' the loyalty of all federal em- ployes checked by security police agencies. "Yet our whole civil liberties history provides us with a clear waru- , ing against the possible misuse of »»- I loyalty checks to inhibit freedom ol j opinion and expression," says the Blue Book in another section. "An employe whose loyalty if questioned is not charged with a crime. But loss of job and inability :o obtain another one is a severe punishment to Impose on any man. Accordingly, provision should be made for such traditional jafe- guards as the right to a bill of accusations, thf right to-subpoena witnesses and documents were security considerations permit, the right to be represented by counsel, the right to a stenographic report of proceedings, the right to a written decision and the right of appeal." The historic documents which guarantee all these rights to American citizens are now on display in the Freedom Train. To rally the American people to support and strengthen their civil rights, the President's Committee recommends a long-term campaign of public education. A visit to the Freedom Train should offer the best possible firtt lesson to such a course In liberty. diity old TJ. S. paper dollars -he'd.>, allow the boys lo drill all the, oJl^JJ they wanted. The allies needed the, oil, goodness knows. The Stale Department, the White Hou.se and the British government nil got involved wiih the oil men in deals with the king. The oil company, owned now by four American petroleum firms, couldn't afford lo slip the king $6.000,000 a year. Could the U. S. jjov- enimeut do it, by lend-lcasc maybe? Only trouble here was these funds were supposed to go to democracies, only. And King Ibn was a despot who ruled Saudi Arabia by his lonesome. What to do? Sen. Owen Brewstcr ol Me., the chairman of the investigators, read a letter on White House stationery from the late Harry Hopkins pronounced her condition hives. it|" ow? is treated by one of the antl-his- j Nobody amine remedies. revealed Jones' suggestions, if anv. but the United States turned over J80.000.000 in lend-lease cash and materials to Great Britain, which was a democracy, and which forwarded same to King Ib»\. And then our navy paid the oil company tl.OS barrel Jor oil, which j Brewster & Co. claim could have Crushed anls are used lor smell-(been bought for 40 ««<£• The '>">- ing salte in India. • ators charge that-*35,000,000_ went _" ! down the international drain on with the ace. king and one hearr. j this one deal, without even cou- More vitamin D Is contained in the waste oi) from the salmon canning industry than can be found in cod-liver oil, it is said. and he wanted hearts and the in hLs own hand. After cashing the ace ol clubs, he came over to his own hand with a spade and, ran off all the. spades, discarding the nine, eight and five ot hearts from dummy. If the third heart was going to take a trick, the deuce would take it as well as the nine, and it was more fun to let the opponents the two small I siderlng the J80.COO.OOO. That's n- lot queen of clubs i 0 [ money, but the oil chleltahis, ona ' by one." have denied any wrongdoing. Xing Ibn hasn't let out a. peep He's got his oi! royalties ''"A gold, arid, in addition. Ills pilgrims P-» are back in force. His majesty is tapping 'em again, going and coming. IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINF. JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent McKENNEY ON BRIDGE HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 5. (NBA)— ble. Any fi'"i version of Capone's j , _ AT pfi-..,_. _ nationwide protests from life — from "fame" to the federal j atttK€S / JVO I fUVRp By 'Vienna Coup' Despite __.. , mothers and anti-juvenile dclin- prison and death — would leave quency grouiis. "The Uft Story of him a hero in the eyes of Impres- Al Capone" is slowly heiic' N -d for i sionable kids. the screen. There have been .secret | Lawrence Tierncy, who played meetings in Chicago between film • "Dilling'er" on the screen, was more •k <*n tack SO THEY SAY Women have tht power to shape the destiny o( America »t the ballot box,—President Truman. * * • Americans have gol lo TecOR»i?-e lhal It \s rheaper to have an expensive PPOCR thnn another war.—Sen. Irving M. Ives tRi of New York. • » • Thft greatest menace to our country today IP not any foreign army or any alien political economic philosophy, It t« our own Inertia.— Henry A. Wallace. • • • Further limitation o( UnUcrt Stale* anna- mcnUs must wait until the good will of nations !« pxemplifted by deeds a* *ell M words.—Atim. ChofUr w. Nlmlta, Chief of Naval Operation*. representative. 1 !, AVs widow and the attorney for the Capone estate. "Dillingei " grossed nearly $2,000,000. Hollywood figures (he Capone story would crack $10,000.000 but, of course, no one in Hollywood worries that. U would make 10.000 more juvenile delinquents. Any film based on Cn pone's li\; would be a glorification — no matter how the story \vns handled. Naturally. Ca pone's widow is holding out for a whitewashed version of her gangster husband's life. The Capone family attorney has even supfcestcd a Hollywood actor thp family would like to -see in the role. And — here's a laugh — the nctor i.s jovial Edward Arnold, i 1 asked Arnold If he would piny , (he role if given the chance. The j answer I received was (ar from i what I expected. Said Arnold: j "Well. T don't know. rd- have to I .... read the script, first. I only met Capone once. In some ways IIP wa-s a very sweet character. Maybe you better talk to my press aaont-" later, through the M-O-M publicity department, Arnold issued this statement: "I wouldn't portray Al Cnponc and T'm sure my studio wouldn't let- mo if f wa n t erl to. if t he P lory should bo nqninst the br-.sl interests of tlw American people. I certainly do not want to play any role which l 0 ." 11 ^'^ 1 t*, «„ „ -.11 i,j,i.» »« ~i~..-,j,, rtssociauon. In any way will help to plorify crimp or contribute lo thp delinquency ot the youtn of the VIR- tlon." Then -- refu?inc to nurrv any brSdpos — Arnold said: "Rut U is concpivnblr that orcnnizaUon* devoted to thp prevention of crime and Juvenile delinquency wlRlit approve ot a svorv nbont Capone. providing it \vonlrt prove a deterrent to other unngstcrs or embryo lawbreakers." F'ft tl\al, T 5.iv. vvmlM HP. Imixv^si- positive about the effects of such a film on juvenile-i. I admired his i stand. lie said: ; "The kid.s and young people who see such picture*, l learned sadly i enough, do not stop Lo analyze the criminal character of the man but see only the adventure and excitement. I'm convinced that such pictures do great harm to impression| able minds." LETTKRS ANI> TELEGRAMS 1 OF PROTEST | 1 Here Is a sample ot the mail' ! and telegrams I've been receiving; on the subject: i "The American Legion Ar^iliary of the Roy \\\ Kelly Tost No. »0, Aslilantl. .ivis.. voted strongly pro- 1 tcsUnp against th« filming of Al Caponc's life as a movie/' 1 "The Wintown P. T. A. of Coeur' d'Alenc, Idaho, is in whole-hearted with your effort-; In ban the film story M Al Capone's We." ! "We, Ihc Woman's Council of th« First Christian Church of Ixjnjtvlew, Wash-, oppos^ llir filming of the i life of Al Capone." j With Hollywood's apathy towards i the Cnponc story and ' what it | would rlo to the kids of America, , I think it's more important than ; over lor tSio ciVtaens ol this r?uvi- try to protest filming the Capone I story. Son<l your protest* to Eric of the Pro<Tuc«rs* Hollywood Boulc- BY WIUJAM E. McKENNEY Amnira'i Curd Authority Written for NEA Service To mathematicians the most Interesting ot all plays in bridge is probably the Vienna coup. It is a ! smKeM play that requires good card reading *nd accurate calculation. Ralph W. Gresham of New York. » former treasurer of the American Contract Bridge League, executed the play to make the contract on today's h»n8. He won the opening lead in In Blytheville — know that he had an accurate count on the hand. Gresham then cashed lh€ king of diamonds, and he was down to four cards, the two hearts, the queen of diamonds and queen of j M r s. Anna Wesson Bell of thll clubs. I C ity and Walter C- Gates of Okla- He led the queen of diamonds j homa City, Okla., were married and discarded a club from dummy, i Wednesday afternoon at Kennett, West, was down to the jack, ten , Mo . The Rev. W. W. Travis of the and three of hearts and king of clubs, and he had to throw one of those cards away. Realizing that declarer must hold the queen of ciubs to play the hand as he had, West let go his small heart, and dummy's deuce took the thirteenth trick. If he had thrown away the king Presbyterian Church performed the ring ceremony. Following a brief honeymoon to Oklahoma City tn» couple will make their home in this city. Mrs. Howard Proctor president ol the junior High School Parent Teachers Association aud Mrs. A. M Washburn were elected delc- ot clubs, the queen of clubs and i gates for the State meeting which the ace-king of hearts would have j will be held in Little Rock next accounted for the rest of the tricks, w-eek. vard. Hollywood 28, Calif. Send copies of protests lo me at 555f> Melro.se Avenue. Hollywood, so I can print them in the column and let Hollywood know that the people of 'the United States don't want their children to see « film glorification ot "Scarface Al." GrMham U. S. Senator HORIZONTAL 60 Boils 1,7 Pictured U.S. 61 Responds « 1064 V JI03 109 4 10* W 7651 AS7 t AKM»I * AJ Tourn»m«nt — Neither n\. Sen» We* North EMI 1 T Pa:* I * P»" 3V Pas» 4N.T. S A More than 489.000,000 pairs of s'.locs were produced in the United Sltilrs during 1SN5. V»m — * 1 5 N. T. 7N.T. Pass Pa» dummy with the ace of diamonds and Immediately cashed the diamond Jack. He realized that the only chunce to make the contract was to find the king of clubs and three heart* in the s«m« h»nd. The Vienna coup is the pl»y in which » trick Is dcllbcrnlely set up for Ihe opponents, so Gresham hud to cash the ace of clubs Immediately. He had to play the hard so Ihxt dummy would be left congressman from West Virginia 14 Interstice 15 Chants 16 Sleeveless garment 17 For fear th»l 19 Try ZOlnsecl 21 Individual 23 Observe 24 Nntrium (symbol! 5 Deposit account (ab.) 26 Not (prefix) 28 Near (ah.) 29 Flower .11 Parts ol plants 33 Chill .14 Pull « 3fi Criminal 37 Employe" 40 Part of "be" 41 YUriuin (symbol> 42 ATicnl 43 Exclamation 44 Encountered 46 He is in the 51 Lincoln's nickname 52 Spoken 54 Venlilales 55 To the sheltered side 36 Leasl attractive 58 Slate VERTICAL 1 Cuban capital 2 Amphitheaters 3 Repose <i Chance 5 Hebrew deity 6 F.li 7 Oscillation 8 Preposition 9 Lieutenant (ab.) 10 Obtained HUnils 21 Ancestors 22 Train 25 Lure 27 Slip-knot 30 Sesame 32 Be indebted 35 Noted 12 Take umbrage 36 Come forth 13 Natural fats 38 Man's name 18 Comparative 39 Bed covers suffix 45 Story 47 Comfort 48 Insect egg* 49 Area measur*' 50 Former Russian ruler 51 Fish sauce ; 53 Ignilcd : 55 Biblical narn* 57 What? 59 Symbol (or selenium

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