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FAUB EIGHT, BLYTHBVTLLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER IS, 1947 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THZ COURUH NEWS Ctt ' H W HAINEs! Publktur JAMES U VERHOEFF. Editor PAUL D HUMAN, AdTtttMnf fel* N»tton»l Adverttolni- Represent»Uv«i: ' WallM* Wttiner Co, Mw Yert,- Chloco, Detroit. AU4BUC IbmpUs. Pnbltehed every Afternoon Except 8und»y • Entered u second cjmsi nutter at the po*t- ofliot at KythevUle, Arluaui, under act ol Con- October «. 1917. Served by the United Pret» . ^SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city ol Blythtvllle or any »uburb«n town where ctrrier service Is mitn- Ulned, 20c per week, or 85o per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $4.00 per Tear. *2,00 for six months, 11.00 lor three rmmthi: by mall outside 50 mile lone, 110.00 par year payable In advance, Meditation Unto you first God, having raised up his Bon Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from hi* Iniquities.— Act* 3:K. • • • . Amd new without redemption to all mankind Kut ha™ beea loet, adjudged to death and heil By doom tevere.—Mllloo. Up to Moscow Austrians are puzzled by the bitter war of words between Russia and the U. S. in their controlled press. "That," they say, "is what preceded the war in 1939. Germany and the Allies indulged in the same kind of attacks." They're right. The vicious insults hurled by the rigidly controlled Communist press against this country, particularly, is at least as violent as that with which Hitler whipped up war spirit in World War II. Now, in self-: defense and on a factual basis, we're answering back with counter-propaganda. Where will it end. That's up to the Kremlin. We don't like it. We'll lay off whenever Stalin does. They Did It Better Then Wheat-Saver Luckman hns received excellent co-operation from most of the public, in his campaign to squeeze out .another 100 million bushels of grain for the fliungry people of Europe. _ Distillers, public eateries 'and ninny housewives have come through with a 'distilling holiday, meatless "Tuesdays, eggesa and ' potiltryless Thursdays, njthinks he can see all-the way '? S^l.vaml that by year-end we hRV<r!8*ged the 100 million bushels of wheat, ; Time alone can tell whether he is over-optimistic. The layman, who knows only what he sees going on around him, finds it hard to accept that optimism at face-value,: Most wheat has to be saved in the home. Every-'pound of butter we oat costs more than : 13 pounds'of wheat; Every pound of beef another 13 pounds. It; takes a whole 60-pound bushel to raise a 6V 2 -pound fowl. We feel righteous when we pass up a 6-pound pork roast on Tuesday, saving about 40 pounds of wheat, but we substitute a '1-pound chicken representing about 38 pounds of wheat. We string along with Luckman, and pass up four eggs for Thursday breakfast, saving three pounds of whea.t. But we stoke up on beef stew, in which our share of the meat represents 3 1 /! pounds of wheat. Looking backward, it seems as though we did it more effectively in 1918 when Herbert Hoover faced a similar food conservation problem. We gave him the Lever Act'as a weapon; but with it he utilized a degree, of public co-operation much more effective than is apparent now.. Mills were required to take more flour out of each bushel of wheat. Bakers had to pad wheat flour with substitutes in their bread. Individuals had to take corn meal or rice or grits whenever they bought white flour. Hotels could not serve more than two ounces of Victory bread to any person for each meal. But Hoover went beyond these compulsory steps. He waged a mighty and successful campaign against waste. The Family Economics Bureau of the Northwestern National Life Insurance Company says that, through the ! two approaches in 1918, the use of scarce foods was cut by 20 per cent per person, and wastage—attackable only on a voluntary basis—was' reduced , by .30 per cent. This last important wving was measured by garbage collections, which went down 10 per cent, and'by the recovery of grease from garbage, which was reduced 30 per cent. Even if Luckman does save 100 million bushels of wheat this year, w« are going to be embarrassed by the hunger of the Old World for some time to come. We are embarrassed by the high cost of foods, too. It might be worth while to consider a 1947-48 campaign against waste. Herbert Hoover proved it could be done. Are we any less imaginative and resourceful nowV VIEWS OF OTHERS That Dishonest Dollar The younger generation of today knows nothing of the "honest dollar" which caught the fancy of the majority of voters, lor a lime, back In the days of William Jennings Bryan. "Kree and unlimited coinage of diver at the ratio ol 1) to 1." Doesn't that aound familiar, folks? The "Boy Orator of th» Pl»tte'»" scheme was to double the amount of money then In circulation. That would halve Its value. With this 50- c«nt dollar the farmer: would pay otf their debit at the expense If the money changers who had loaned them 100-cent dollars. Mark Hanna's Republican*, who had made the loans, demanded that they be given their pound oj fle»h, an honeit dollar, no SO-ceni "cheat." They won and Bryan wu detected. , But [his dollar wu at dUhonest u the Republican*' dollar which, In reality wa* * 200- cent dollar. The dollar the farmer borrowed In 1S70 was worth 100 ccnU. There was a deflation. The farmer had to pay with dollars worth 200 cents. He called lor higher prices for relief. Both dollars were dishonest. By the one the creditor rota the debtor. By the other the debtor robs the creditor. Deflation robs men as does Inflation. We have the 50-cent dollar today. The dollar of 10 years ago is but 50 cenU today, which Is why the housewife who goes to the markets today with »5 comes home with half what that money would have bought a decade piat. The only honeat dollar Is one that would buy the same yesterday, wllj buy the same today and tomorrow. And that, obviously, is Impossible to imagine because the balance between supply and demand Is never that perfect. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT BARBS B.T HAL COCHKAN '*******«»*«*»*»*O«»t»>»»»«t»«»«»i>««««>«««»a«*«»«»j. One of the best ways to make friends is to lorget your troubles In front of others. * * * Three inmateii of an eastern prison come down with mtaslM. That 1 * ont way to break nut. * • • It will be a pleasure this, winter putting up with what Mom has been putting down. * * * With the coal price where It Is, maybe we had better shake well before wine. • x » • As long as these are trying days, try your darndest to buy more government bonds. SO THEY SAY The pligst of needy nations commands America's help. We have at the same tune a prior and binding obligation to see that no American Is poorly fed as a bitter result of thoughtless or badly planned generosity on our parl.—Gov. Thomas E. Dcwey of New York. • • • The ia-hour week would give us the production we need to stem the current spiral of Inflation.—C. E Wilson, president, General Motors. « « * It's silly to elect a board of education and then not let It be responsible for its own llscal policy.—Pat Klrwan, organlrer, AFL Teachers' Union. • • » To in increasing degree executives without scientific or technical training are required to pass judgment on scientific and technical matters.—Dr. James B. conant, president, Harvard University. • • • The United States should not undertake to meet all European demands for food and materials unless it becomes clear thil Europe Is attempting to help Itself.—Ernest T. Weir, chairman, National Steel Corp. • . . Wallace's whole theory of spending In order to reduce agricultural'production always seemed nonsense to me.—Henry Morgcnthau, Jr., former secretary of the treasury. • • • The Congress which c»n coldly enact such legislation can enact legislation asking if you arc a Catholic, a Protestant or a jew.—Philip Murray, president, CIO, attacking the Talt-Harlley Act • • • The world is In what some call a cold war. An explosion could maxe It si hot war.-Sen. Claude Pepper (D) of Florida. » • » The country should be advised we are not going back to low prices. We are not going back to 11 wheat, 10-cent cotton and 4-cenl hogs.-s«n. Elmer Thomas (D) of Oklahoma. • * * What is the use of living while hatred and killing have marred the atmosphere?—Mohandas K. Gandhi, Modern King Solombn Many Shades of Doubt A ttach to European Aid Proposals, Edsons Poll of Opinion Reveals (This Is the third of four dispatches, analyzing results of Peter Erison's poll of government officials, business leaders and newspaper editors.) BY I'ETER EDSON XKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (NEA) — In the nation-wide poll of opinion which this column has been conducting on 20 lending foreign and domestic issues, many- ot the 1500 countries," wrote one. Others we.e of the opinion It would not work. Sen. FInrley M. Kilgore of West Virginia wrole, "Such a course would work to the. advantage of commu- CONC;ilKSSMEN PARTICULARLY OUTSPOKEN MEMBERS of the lower House of' Congress are particularly outspoken on nearly all issues. It Is impossible to quote them all in this space, but here are a few samples: members of Congress, government j On loans to Europe—"Raise the officials, business representatives and newspaper editors wrote in extended answers. Some of those answering the questionnaire signed their names and authorized direct quotation. For instance: "I think the leaders of both parties arc playing 'partisan' politics with the special session issue," wrote Republican Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon. "Right now we need tal-parti- san action in the Interest of the whole country, rather than , political Jockeying." On European aid, many shades jf doubt were revealed by the written- In comments. One Republican senator said he would favor n S15 billion program, but no more. A Dem ocratlc senator gave the opinion It will 1 take "more than $30 billion." Another senator favors a one-year program only to see how it works. Still another said all to Europe should be stopped — "Soon!" Making aid to European countries conditions! on their blocking communism was questioned by 40 per cent of the senators. "Wr must not dictate form of government to other money by selling bonds to prevent inflation," .suggested one congressman. On the question of making tlw loans repayable, another wrote, "Don't make me laugh!" The Marshall Plan rame in for some bitinx comments from congressmen. "What do you mean by the Marshall 'Plnn'? It hasn't a chance." "It will fail, period." "Just bunk, ditch it!" The congressman wno made this last comment also thought that, "The whole United Nations perform- From Mississippi came the obser ation, "The Marshall Plan li a luc Taxpayers of Tomorrow Get Glimpse of Future Tax Load cesa only if t lt blocks communism."| open a trifle to carry away .the °n ™* kln j? European loans "repay- I gas. Passengers should not" ride on . truck floors. If the boards are separated, as the gas may sift :hrough the openings. »ble,"-»n Iowa editor wrote, "There ain't no such animal." An OkUhoman says, "The South met Its reconstruction problem after the Civil War by pulling in its belt and working. Europe should do likewise."' SEES NEED FOR SHOWMANSHIP IN AID An Illinois editor said that what this country needs ii another P. T. Barnum. to put on a show every time American aid Is passed out In Europe, so the people over there will know where their help is coming from. , On domestic Issues, a .Michigan editor thinks, "Prices and ' wagei could have been stabilized last'spring if the steel and coal operators, had not been so eager to grab off the big profits." As a final commentary on this whole enterprise of trying to find ancc is silly." that "the United States, out what very important people ar- has been sucker long enough," that thinking on the top issues of the • we should mind our own business" day. It seems appropriate to quoate and that "the world is in a state Rep. John M. Vorys of Ohio"! al- of undeclared war right now," Prices can be brought down without reducing wages, "if we reduce exports," answered a Westerner. Another congressman thought prices could be brought down if we could "reduce taxes and end strikes." Many of the newspaper editors who answered, similarly made ad- dilionii! comments, taut, there was much diversity in their editorial asides. | ways marvel at the nerve of those who expect people In responsible positions to take time to answer perplexing, momentous questions, 'Yes' or 'No,' so that the pollster can sell the complied answers," wrote Vorys. "Since you always know the answers and like to point out how r congressmen don't know the answers, you should be able to write « number , of columns on the tabulation of It!' iifse questionnaires." IN HOLLYWOOD UN I IWl_l_ I YYV^^L-> BY ERSKINE -»°«NSON NEA S|aff correspondent HOLLYWOOD. Nov. 13. (NEA)— { instead of horses. Just bought Veronic Lake has «. comedy role j helicopter, lor the first time since "I Married I PROTESTANT FILM McKENNEY ON BRIDGE tX*.£££w£££f££f£££Jx!?! I Shrewd Deduction Sets Four Hearts BY FREDERICK C. OTHMAN United PreM HUH Comipeaiint) WASHINGTON, Nov. IS. (UP) — A couple of intense little fe'hu, ooklng like men from Mars with oversized earphones, microphones attached to their chlru »nd spyglasses with lenses sticking out two eel, focused their television widgets on American's elder statesmen. These machines resemtled overgrown movie cameras; they whirred [enlly and blinked small red lamp* Ike warning signals. In the back of the great caucus room, where the blue-white spot-.^ ights of 1947 were hidden In the <f IMS chandeliers of French crystal,' .at a local high school class setting i free lesson In applied electronics and world economics. The scene somehow was appropriate; electric eyes and youngster* watching the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ponder the chances ot building a peaceful »nd prosperous new world with dollars for moriflr. The commltteemen, Vandenberg, Capper, White, Connally, George, Thomas, Barkle)', et al., were gray of hall- and lined of face. Only exception was Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., of Mass., the baby of the group. He sat at the fool of the table. The veteran lawgivers, trying to ignore the electrical trappings which seared their eyeballs, called for questioning Secretary of Statf George C. Marshall and his chief assistant. Robert A. Lovett, on how much money-we should spend this fiscal year abroad. Marshall strode in between two cops, revealed a freshly-shorn 'head when he- doffed his rain-spattered hat, .and sat 'directly in front of his inquisitors. At his left was the completely bald Lovett, looking likrij the diplomat of fable in a dark suit,™ blue shirt, and hard-boiled white collar. There was one other odd thing about the scenery: Behind the head men, on ice- cream parlor chairs snitched from the press tables, squatted in respectful silence 18 bright young men from the State Department, each with an overstuffed brief-case. Many of these young 'uns puffed brier pipes, as the ambassadors do in the men's fashion magazines. They didn't, utter a peep. Chairman Arthur Vandenberg. white-thatched, pink-cheeked and jaunty in a blue-bow tie, turned the glisten of his spectacles upon Messrs. Marshall and Lovett. He said thi question wasn't the billions they wanted spent in Europe over the next 10 years, but how much cash did they expect trom Congress between now and next'July? Well sir. said Marshall, that -was a hard one to answer. He counted oil on his fingers:. $597,000,000 for Europe, . $500,000,000 for the Army in Germany and Japan, $60,000,000 —maybe—for China, ajid a'feSv millions here and a few. there,' "Anything for Latin America?" demanded Var.denberg. : week at'First Christian . Church" ', "No necessity for that,"'replied THE DOCTOR SAYS •y WILLIAM A. 0-BRIEN-. M. D, Written for NEA flerrtee CarelewneM In operating heating appliance*, and runnln» ctrg In I»rag« with the doort doted, !s i|>ln resulting In cirbon monox- d« poisoning. Carbon monoxide doei not occur naturally | n the tlr; It Is only found m Jurou, wnoke, illumlnatint gai and mo- r exhauAU. When cargon monoxide Is inhaled In the lunus, It attaches Itself to the hemoglobin, or red coloring matter o; the blood cells Under normal conditions, the oxy- itn of the, air makes this union, jut a> cirbon monoxide Is two to thre e hundred times stronger than oxygen In Its ability to do so, t has no difficulty in excluding oxygen. When a patient Ls poisoned with carbon monoxide, his chief difficulty is lack of oxygen. When detth occurs, It Is due to failure of the center 1 brain which controls respiration. If damage to the sraln and spinal cord occurs, it is from oxygen lack and not from carbon monoxide poison. Emergency treatment of gas poisoning consists mainly of artificial respiration,.If the patient is breath- IiiB without, difficulty, carry him out into the open atr. Artificial respiration should be given if th e patient has difficulty in breathing, or if it has stopped. Presence of carbon monixide may be suspected when a severe headache'-suddenly dvelops in a closed room. As a rule It feels as If a band has been placed around the head. Occasionally, patients slide Into complete unconsciousness without a warning headache. Difficulty In breathing is the next complaint, and muscular weakness follows quickly. VENTS SHOULD BE USED Carbon monoxide poisoning preventable. Vents should be attached to all appliances which burn gas or other fuel. Gas tubing should be tight and, whenever an automobile engine Is allowed to operate In a grarage, the doors should be mufflers m»y poison open. Leaking persons riding In automobiles or trucks. Windows should be kept 15 Years Ago In Blytheville- — The Rev. E. K. Latimer pastor of the First Christian Church is conducting revival meetings thi: Osceola. , Marshall.' Mr. and Mrs. Jim Evrard and All this time 'Vandenberg was stationery store sells the .employes son of I^ew York city arrived .yes- I scribbling. dawn the figures, .using terday for; a'two weeks visit with a-'tfick plastic'•pencil the Senate hl» parents Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Evrard. Mrs. W. A. Stickmon Worthy Ma tron of the local chapter of Eastern Stir, will go to Little Rock Monday for a meeting of the Grand Chapter. for 15 cents. The whole works added _ ! up, he sai'd;'tO'$1.300,OOO t OOO;.- role Veronica has been waiting for. ls -Beyond Our Own," said it is a Shes been disappointed in her ca- drama portrnying the need or career recently, saying It hit an all- I llal churchgoers for greater parti- Charles H. Ooreirs iea< time low when she played a stooge j cipation through the church in I ventlon, held recently at to Eddie Bracken m "Hold That ' community undertakings Charles Pierre in New York, wn. "Oh no, sir,", protested Lovett. "More than thftt," agreed Marshall. ' ' The gentleman from Michigan smiled. He apologized. Like many another man without an adding machine he'd gotten tangled in the naughts, One of the millions on his scratch pad should have been billions. "Something better than 000,000," said Lovett, "is about right." So'be it. Marshall left in'a few minutes; Lovett answered question! on the retails. The high school class looked hopeful and the men from Mars fiddled earnestly with their dials. The FBI trices cars ol hit-and- run drivers by examining a tiny specie of automobile paint, It^uses an electronic device that can distinguish two million different colow. After watching Veronica's scenes In "Sisters." I'm Blonde. 1 current predicting that her stock will skyrocket. • • • The studios arc protecting themselves in the battle of the hemline with a medium skirt length of 14 inches for films to be released next year. But M-G-M is sending designer Helen Rose on a national Junket to poll u. S. women on their fashion tastes. ^. BIG COINTROVEKSY A producer, discussing his studio, said, "We're making a couple of conlrovorsiaJ pictures. It's a controversy whether they'll be good or bad," • • » Overlirartl on the Rns:ilincl Uus- scll "The Velvet Touch" set: First cxlra: "When docs somebody call lunch?" Second txlra: "There's (lie Ruy —lie'* the producer." First rJitra: "The producer. They sot ukcrs. Thcj- never call lunch." . k . Some weeks ago. after many conferences. Paramount decided to spell gray with an "a" in their West Point story. 'The Long Gray Line," mainly to dispel any notion the film dealt with the bus line. Now Weit Point says it must be an "c." So, they're looking for a new title. • • » Not in the script: "11 you catch me wearing a biisilc, I'll buj yon a case of champagne"—Joan Caulfield, • one .woman -campaigning against "the new iook." Gene Russell , featured in "The Late George Aplcy." heads the cast. Jack Chcrtok produced for the Protestant Film Commission. • • • Joan and Eton Packard (he's the radio writer) announced the birtn I ol a girl wilh: "After nine months on the waiting list, we finally go; our new Packard. 1 '. ..Enterprise Is happy indeed that they let Ginger Rogers make "It Had to Be You." the successful Columbia comedy, before putting her into "Wild Cal- A note from Jean Hershott regarding my proposed plan to award miniature Oscars to all persons connected with the best picture of the year. The idea will be submitted to the next board of governors' meet- Ing, although HcrshoU personally thinks "the Academy trophy would , soon lose its value as an award ol merit symbol." But doesn't the pi-op man work as hard on a picture as the producer? BY WILLIAM E. McKENNEY •America'1 Card Authority WrltUn for NEA Servire I Charles H. Goreirs teachers' con- | at the Hotel I as the first convention of bridge teachers h'cld since before the war. It was a pleasure to see, many of the old-timers Joseph, Mo., showed me some of the hands she uses in lessons, and today's hand is one of them. When declarer goes up with dummy's kins of clubs on the opening lead, East wins. Now the average player might lay down the queen of clubs, declarer would trump it, pick up the adverse trumps and make ten tricks In diamonds and hearts. Mrs. Guitar pointed out that the ten and deuce of spades are Ideal cards in East's hand. West had bid spades, so instead of trying to cash a club. East should return the ten of spades. South covert, West *ins with the ace and cashes the queen of spades, on which East plays th« deuce. This tells We»t that East has no more spades. South doe? not have the ace and king of hearts in his hand, and 1 that basis, Mrs. Guitar said that therefore, in order to justify the ! West can make a very fine defcn- bidding, he must hold the ace and [ sive play by leading the jack of king ol diamonds. It may be that spades. This gives East the oppor-,^ South'.s opening bid was made with-Iitunity to ruff with the queen ofj( out a top honor in heart*, and on hearts and set the contract. VJ78 SJ » AKJ 102 *3 Rubber—Neither vul. Smith Wt*t Nartfe Bu« IV 1 * 3V 4 + P*M Paw 4V Pan Openinj—+ 10 14 NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION Notice i.s hcreay RIVCO" that letters of administration were granted to the undersigned upon the estate of Lewis T. Joe, deceased, on the 27th day of March. 1947, by the Probate Court for the Chtcka- sa«ba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. All persons having claims or demands against sairt estate must present them to K. M. Holt. Walnut Street. Blytlievillc. Arkansas, duly authenticated, within six months from the date of ihc first publication of this notice or they Autry, Uii cowboy who ridos plane* tlull be barred forever and pre- there. The first teacher*' convention that I attended was back in 1938 with Milton Work. Br:«j« teachers are In demand right now because more and more people are discovering that bridge his a lot to offer them, not only M an intellectual pastime, but alto In sociability and oompanlomhip. 'Mrs. A. Leonard Ouitar ot St. eluded from any benefits In tuch estate. Dated thl« SOth day of October, 1947. E. M. Holt, Administrator of the estate of: Lewis T. Joe—deceased. Arthur 8. Harrison. 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