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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1947 COURIER NEWS Nxweoo. . K. W. HAIMES, Publfchtr MUM *•> VBtHOZFP, Editor fMb D- BDIUM, Advertising Advertising Representatives: I Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis, f 1 Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- eeioc at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act o! Con- gnu, October 8, 1817. Served by the United Press ' ~~ -SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ot Blytheville or »n» suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 20c per week, or »5c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $4.00 per year, S2.00 for six months, il.OO for three months; ky mall outside 50 mile zone, »10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditation What mem ye Hint ye beat my people lo pieces, and grind the faces of tne poor? sailh the Lord God of hosts.—Isaiah 3:15. There fe no happiness for him who oppresses ftjul persecutes; »*, there can be no rrpo*e for Usa Fer the slffhs of Ihe unforlunate cry (or )4*fi(Mnee to heaven.—Pf*lslojil. Effect, and Cause The Census Bureau says the white populations in most metropolitan centers are producing only about 70 to 75 per cent enough children to hold their own in numbers. By coincidence, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company lias just released a report that it costs $15,000 for a family in modera- .ate circumstances to have a baby and raise it to the age of 18. More and more parents have become persuaded, of late years, that it is unfair to have more children than they can feed, clothe and educate with some semblance of decency. It seems probable that the facts found by the Metropolitan explain the facts found by the Census' Bureau. Which raises one question: is it a tragedy that we arc raising less children, if it should be true that we are raising them better? Two Worlds Coming Up? The Soviet deputy foreign minister, Andrei Y. Vishinsky, warns that the vvery existence of the United Nations is at stake...It de'perids, He believes, on •whether the Assembly creates an interim committee popularly known as the ;: "Little Assembly." The American proposal that so provoked Mr. Vishinsky called for a committee, including representatives of all member nations, to sit while the General Assembly is in . resesaion and its delegates at home. Such a committee obviously could not have powers greater than its parent's. The. General Assembly's power is lim- * ited to' talking, inquiring, recommending and—a power the committee would not be given—approving or rejecting certain actions of the Security Council. The world is in ferment. The Security Council has been unable to surmount the veto on one single important matter during its lifetime. Soviet delegates, and most particularly Mr. Vishinsky, seem to find it _ difficult even to decline cheese and apple pie without a denunciatory oration. It is reasonably safe to minimize the threat inherent in Mr. Vishinsky's warning. Probably he docs not mean that Russia will resign from the UN. She will stay; not to co-operate but lo sabotage. He means, \ve imagine, that she will boycott the Little Assembly, as she has boycotted the Balkan fact- finding and the Korean election commissions. He could mean, of course, that if the Assembly overrides Russia's objection to a Little Assembly, he and his associates will retaliate by refusing to go along on anything else. Maybe he thinks that is what he does mean. But that is no threat, because the Soviet Umon hasn't gone along on anything Suppose the rest of the world refuses to give in to Russia's stubborn obstructionism, and, in revenge Russia refuses to agree to anything t uc rest of the UN wants. That, we im«S?me, would put the UN into n deep sleep that only night-mare noises would distinguish from death. But how would that differ from what we have now? In all probability Mr. Vishinsky is right. The UN's existence, in its original conception, probably does depend upon what is done about the Little As*, wmbly. If Russia can bluff the rest oi < the world, out of so simple an action ] the. the •Inuly.fuUl UN win uic. if the rest of the world goes ahead and at least tries to do something, then the sleeping beauty may be awakened. In one thing Mr. Vishinsky is wrong. Russia cannot kill the heart of the UN, which is international in cooperation for [>eace. If she persists in trying, there always is the alternative proposed by Argentina's Ur. Jose A recto dissolve the ' veto-stymied present organization «ml immediately rc-creatu it without Russia. That would, of course, be the end of One World. But do we have one world now, or two in an unnatural union? VIEWS OF OTHERS Rural Slums The slums of Arkansas are In the country, the Congressional committee • on housing was told during (he course of its hearing In Little Rock. The point was made by H. W. McMillen of Aikadclphia. counsel for the National Association of Rural Housing Authorities, who argued that past federal home building programs have been weighted in favor of the cities. There is no place in Arkansas, he said, where a. person can obtain credit on reasonable terms to build himself a house In the country. Most observers would agree with at least the first part of Mr. McMlllen's statement. There have been great improvements in the, appearance of farm dwellings In Arkansas in recent years, but tite sagging tenant shack and the uncomfortable "shotgun" house of the small farmer arc all to common. They provide shelter of » sorts j but none of the comforts and conveniences associated with urban living. Mr. McMillen believes that a housing pro^ gram which would eeniallM: opportunities for federal aid between urban and rural residents would help relieve congestion In the cities by promoting a back-to-thc-farm movement. Easy credit terms, he thinks, would show immediate results. Certainly there is merit in his argument that the rural population has been largely overlooked in past housing programs. But there is also a fair amount of oversimplification in It. The rural slums he deplores are only symbols of the deer- rootod economic maladies lhat have plagued limners for many years. The farm families who have moved to the cities have not done so primarily because of the houses in which they lived, but because the land they worked could not, or did not, yield them income sufllcient to improve their living standards. Any program which will provide an incentive for rural youth to stay on the farm is worthy of support. But better housing Is only a rather superficial part of the complex problem of equalizing economic opportunity for nil our people. In Arkansas we arc making real progress on a dozen fronts—progress which is already reflected in (he generally rising standard of farm living. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE BARBS By HAL COCHRAN The majority ol us still aren't driving around worrying about wrecking a new car. » • » A spray used In some orchards keeps apples from falling. Why not try It on the price? • * * The average man wears a. scven-and-one- quarlor-sizc hat—before making a good golf score. ... The (irst and heat reply In Ihose who want lo arfuc about politics Is, "Dirt you register?" * . • Have you noticed that gold bricks arc back— or aren't you building x new home? SO THEY SAY America must remain militarily strong to give Ihe world lime to achieve stability and lessen the threat of a new World War which may strike with llEhining speed.—Secretary of Defense Forrcslal. ... Steel today Is Ihe equivalent of gold because both can equally be used to purchase imports, and It must, therefore, be preserved and utilized to the best advantage—Sir Slallord Crlpps, British minister for economic allairs. . • . 1 appeal will! all (he power I IKIHCSS to those who left us to crime back, to mobilize their strength with us for one purjx>sc—to win or American labor.—William Oieen. president. AFL. ... The most damaging Indictment we have heard so far is that the movies are 98 per cent pure.—Paul V. McNutt, producers' counsel at Un-Amcrlcan Activities Cotnmltlce hearing. • . . H clearly has been. Stalin who Ijas called Ihe tune, and Molotov who has made It lust as long a->; a symphony.—Jamrs F. Byrnes, former secretary ot slalc. » « • • Risk-taking is csicnlial lo the health ol our private enlerprlsc system. Too many businessmen today ... arc only willing to bet on » sure thing.—Chesler Bowles, former U. S. price adminislralor. ... For as long as alomlc energy and armaments arc considered a vital part of national security no lulton will give more ihan lip service to InUrnallona! treaties.—Albert KUUlcin, icicntut. What's This, Some New Form of Conservation? EUROPE AMP INFLATION COJTSOfJ Many Uncertainties Attach to Marshall Plan To Save Western Europe From Economic Ruin By PETER EDSON never before been successful for < vance long-term credit to Europe. way, the II- NEA Washington Correspondent , even one country or one industry. | The third countries buy from the WASHINGTON. Nov. 15. (NEA> [ To make such predictions for the 1 U. S. with the dollars the v Bet — If the two-volume. 15.000-word ' w 'hole world may be a noble ambi- I from Europe, so. In report on the Marshall plan from ; 'Ion, but it is next lo impossible, the Harriman Committee of 19 big ' T°° many variables enter the plc- buslncssmen proves anything. It Is tllre . The Harriman Committee of that there Is nothing, definite a- 19 admits them. No one can pre- Pa jama Improvements Bring Song of Praise From Othman bout the European Recovery Pro-' diet what price levels are going to gram be four years or even one year The stale Department is pre- hence. A change, up or down, of a scntlng Its' Ideas to Congress this few per cent may alter the total week. Then the President must be recovery funds needed by a. million heard frcm in his special message or more dollars. No one can pre- THE DOCTOR SAYS By WIIXIAM t. O'BRIEN, M. I). Written for NtA Service Common goiUr is now a rare disease, largely as the result, of the use of iodized table salt. An editorial In (he Journal of tile American Medical Association warns lhat there Is a falling off In the sale of iodl?/ed salt. Apparently the public Is losing Interest In goiter prevention because there are so few cases now. Unless something Is (tone to increase iodized salt use, a return of goiter In children is predicted. Before-modern methods or refining were developed, much of tiie table salt contained iodine. But in developing a white salt \vhlch poured easily, tile Iodine was destroyed by the high temperatures used In. the process, and goiter In children developed from Its use. Michigan was one of the first states to promote the universal use of Iodized table salt. Legislation was enacted which forbade the sate if any other variety. Salt companies agreed to sell the product at the same cost as salt which lacked Iodine, and Public Health authorities promoted its use. Within a short time, common goiter was rare In Michigan children. At one time, iodized table salt was blamed for causing goiter in adulls- It is possible to develop goiter from taking Iodine, but only in amounts 50 to 150 times greater than contained in iodized llble salt. Occasional persons are sensitive to iodine in iodized table salt, but their number is small and salt, lacking iodine, can be provided for them. LEGISLATION FAILED • Last year in Congress, legislation to outlaw any other types ot salt except that containing iodine failed. If his legislation had been successful, Ib would not be long before common goiter would become an extinct disease. Mothers of young children who have not yet reached maturity should use iodized table salt for all purposes in the home. Its use by adults will not do any harm, even ^though they are past the age at which common goiter usually develops. QUESTION: By mistake I put * By KKUEKICK C. OTHMAN United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 15—<UP)_ One of the major crosses now born* by the human race is pajamas. Particularly the pants. They feel fine when you put 'em on; they still feel all right when you sit on the side of the bee! to con- lemplalc the tribulations of the day. But after you crawl In between tht sheets, Ihe panls also crawl. Up the legs they go. There isn't , much you can do about it, o-^fcx, ! least there wasn't unlil today,* TO- cept get up. stand on the cold floor, shake down the pants.erccp back into bed, and continue the vicious cycle the rest of the night. Tills has been going on since 1569, I understand, when a Venetian hab- er dasher with a hate for his fellow man, foisled off Ihe first pajamas. Only acrobats for Ihe last 400 years have been able to keep their pajamas pants down around their ankles and even Ihcy have suffered a number of spinal lesions in the doing. Let us journey now to the prosperous little city of Beaumont, Tex., where the Misses Union and Anna Nahas, believed to be sisters by my informants in tiie government, pondered long the problem of the perambulating pajamas pants. Tiie Misses Nahas .considered but discarded the idea of using glue, court-plaster, thumb tacks, whalebone, steel ankle cuff, lead weights, or a light-weight block and tackle (atlached to the bottom of the pants and swung over the foot of the bed). When all seemed to be lost, one of | the sisters ll'm not sure, whether it was Lillian or Anna) cried Eureka! nanclng of European purchases pro- some , 105C dr'ops in my eye. To motes trade m the U. S. I counteract the effect. I washed Of still more importance, the financing of these European purchases in third countries will reduce the drain on American |up- plles and so ease off the demand for scarce goods in the U. S. That, in turn, is expected to keep down price levels in the u. S. What this to Congress. Nov. 17. Finally, the diet what the weather Is going to. Congress must. act. be. No one can predict how fast "'? to Europe through third coun- It will be spring before the real L'urope Is going to recover — |, OW j jnes amounts to the^fore, Is said sap of recovery starts to flow if fast coal produclion can be step-1 lo ne . a tmd ° r sute 'dy for the a U. S. government corporation or Ped up. what exports Europe can i American consumers. It may be commission is set up «„<!Ms in busi- Produce and sell, thus redud,i E Cockeyed reasoning, but that's the way It's being presented. On the question of how much aid the U. S. should give these _ third countries, there Is no certain- moving government stop-gap relief a dozen alternate figures that may i ty at all- The Harriman Commit- aid for food and fuel may be pro- make ERP cast as little as {12 tee position is that, to set a top ness supervising European recovery the amount of aid needed from by the beglning of the next fiscal American iaxpayers. year on July 1, it will be a miracle. I Add up these uncertainties both Tills implies no criticism of slow- ways and what you have is half vided bcorc the end of 1047. And billion or as much as $23 billion. Europe doesn't have to stand still Estimates simply can't be made any while the American government e- j closer, reels the machinery and starts it Another uncertainty must be limit allowing the U. S. to finance up lo two-thirds or three-Courths of all the aid that'Europe might ^ ^ ^ ^ get from Canada or the Argentine, rolling. Sixty per cent of the first built around how much aid the would merely mean that these third year requirements, stated in the U. S. gives to Europe through third | countries would Insist on getting Paris report of the 16-natIon Com- countries — principally Canada nnd ! th c full amount whether needed millcc on European Economic Co- ' Ihe Argentine. The Harrinian Com-1 or not. Harriman Committee think- operallon.. are already on order.' millee seems to agree with the! ing is that each of these countries Supplies ordered after the ERP is European experts lhat it Is to the i should be dealt with separately. By in operation will be for 1049 or later, i advanlage of the U 5. for Euro- | negotiation, the amount of these i pean countries to buy a maximum ! proportion of their imports from dollar purchases should be kept at the lowest possible levels. All these uncertainties merely PLANNED ECONOMY ON GLOISAI. BASIS i ,But this Job is bigger than any' other countries, with the U. S. peacetime reconstruction project' footing at least a part of the bills. | emphize the fact that the Euro- over conceived. U is planned eco- SOME REASONS | Pean Recovery Program will have nomy on a global basis The ERP FOR "TiiiKO COUNTRY" SET UP to be revised constantly, year by Some of the reasons given are year or even quarter* by quarter, as blueprint must attempt to predict and write specifications on ho\v the non-Communist, world Is going to look In 1951. Long-range economic predictions of this nature have these: All of Europe's needs cannot be met in lull from U. S. production. The third countries it goes along. Trying lo write the ticket for the entire four-year joy ride, in one omnibus appropriation do not have the resources to ad- i bill, is impossible. IN HOLLYWOOD • BY KKSKIN'E JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. Nov.15 (NBA)—I just, got the lowdown on all the headstrong ?lamar pals who persist in RcLting roly-poly in the wron^ places just when their studios need them for a new picture. My informant was Ruth Parker, he Beverly Hills tontourlst. A con- lourist. in case you're puzzled, is Hollywood lingo for a flcsii rncller- Mis.s Parker, who keeps detailed statistics on slars 1 wcighls, can't, think of a single top actress who hasn't had to tussle with her own loo-too solid at some point in her career. When you're a contourisl like Miss Parker, U Is easy to reel off the names of .sucli cx-l)liilihcr Rals as Joan Crawford. Ginger Ilopcrs, flarljo, Lynn Barl, Ann Sheridan. Miss Duller Bill o! 1D!7, accord- I ncUy Grablc, -lane Russell, I>r- inp lo Mi.'-s Parker, is secretly whisked oil lo a hospital by lit 1 Durhln, Claire Trevor, Ann Olivia dc HavilUnrt, Alice ,.-•-.. .... »•, .. >>u^|i.,n. ..j ..i. . .TUlllerll, \JJIVI.l (1C M.IV1HAIU studio In the best Alfred Hlschcoci I Fayr and .Marmot Grahamc. fashion. There .she ;.s fed nothing but Jigners of vegetable Juice and horror stories about other stubborn glamor girls who ate themselves right oif the screen. Drinking ualercre-M Juice in a private hospital room is no lark, -so most actresses make a becllne for Ruth Parker's salon Ihe mlmilc they arc unab!e to fa.sU-n Ihe snaps on thrir rlrtv^es. FAT SKCKKTS MISS PARKER' figures that i! all Uie (at she lias t.ikcn olt Hollywood slais was lumped together, the result would iook something like Sycncy crrcnsirccl. "Once." Ruth beamrrt prntld-' ly. "1 took IS ixiimils off an Academy Auard winner. Hrr fame urnl lo her hips." Next l.o sweets and too much kicknpoo Juice In night club,-,, there's nothing like a (earful divorce or a knock-down-drag-out-io'.r: affair to put unwanted padding on an actrcw. The moment she learned that Giecr Garson and Richard Ncy had srpaialfd. Mi.>s Parker knew lhat Grccr was In for figure trouble. Orccr has a lot on ;hc ball as an actress. Ruth ndmlUt, but in "Desire Me" she has a lot on the hips, too. Nor would she be at all surprised, said Ruth, if that romance with Ty Power isn'l pushing Ihe tolal upwards for Lana Turner, Limla Darnell's hell, around th<; time she separated from' Pev Mar- Icy, strikes Rnth us being proof positive of her theory. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE them with an davertised patent eye wash. Do you think this will have a permanent effect on my vision? ANSWER: Your physician can advise you on the condition of your eyes. If your medicine cabinet had been houseclcaned, these patent remedies would have been discarded and this mistake would not have occurred. WARNING ORDER The non-resident defendants, Viola King, Virgie . Griffin, Earnest Hutton and Mrs. W. H. Hutton, are warned to appear in Chancery Court tor the Chicksawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas within thirty days, to answer the complaint filed against them and others by Drainage District No. 16, Mississippi County, Arkansas, and its Board of Commissioners. J. C. Hauls, John Bearden and Earl H. Wildy, Cause No. 10297. Witness my hand and seal as Clerk of said Court this 31 day of October, 1947. Harvey Morris, Clerk. Betty Peterson, I). C. Shane & Fendlcr Attorneys for Plaintiffs. James M. Roy Attorney Ad Lltcm. Quickly the Nahas igirls ap their development to all the pajaKfis In the household and the sigh of contentment that night could b« heard throughout the neighborhood, i Relative told relative and friend i told Iriend and it wasn't long before everybody In Beaumont, except for the hermit at Ihe East end of town, was wearing Nahas improved pajamas. All this happened about a year ago. You may ask why I'm just getting around to reporting it. It's not my fault that the. U. S. patent office can't get it's work done any sooner. Yes sir. the Nahas girls applied for a patent on their pajama pants improvers and today they received it- No. 2,430,406. -Their invention is simplicity Itself. It consists of a strip of cloth sewn to the bottom of each pant leg. I could tell you how these strips work, but I like the government's language better: "The strips are for receiving the toe of a wearer, whereby to enable, the wearer to pull down the leg por- * tlon." You use the right toe on the left leg strip, of course, and then vice- versa, witii a minimum disturbance of the covers. Let us bow low to the sisters;there's been no better Invention since the wheel. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — She's dead sol against Ihe gals who starve themselves down lo skin and bones. The camera asks a lot. but not lhal much.* "l.<x>k as fothrr William* »ml Ann Miller." .she said. "There's real lieef, but It photograph like a million dollar*." MISS FLAT TUMMV JOAN FONTAINE wins Ml.w Parker's vote hands down as possessing the flattest "tummy" in Hollywood. Ginger Rogers, whose autographed picture hangs on the wall, ranks right up there with Joan in the flat lummy division. Male Mars pul on weight In Ihe wrong place?, loo. Right now Miss Parker Is worried about Vic Malure. Watching the "beautiful hunX of man" In Ktw of Dcalh," she says she completely lost the thread ol the story. "I Vcpt LblnkliiK," Hhe Mid, "of how (o grt Vlclor on one of my wtlthl-rcdiKinc machlniis." Clark Gaoic passed her Inspection with Hying colors In "The Hucksters." He wasn't wearing a corset, either, because Miss Parker can spot a laced-ln male In a minute. John Payne and William Powell ouahl lo watch Ihclr paunches, she thinks, and Boh Hope should get some painters on losing Ihe heaviness under his chin. 'Optical Illusion' In 6-Spade Slam Ily WII.I.IAM K. McKENNEV Written for NF.A Service In order lo get the full benefit out of today's hand please do not look at the East nnd West cards. You arc the declarer, sitting South, and your contract is six- spades. You have Ihe ficc of diamonds and you can ruff two diamonds, so you seem to be ill A safe contract. There Is even a chance that you might make seven. The question is. what line of play would you select? Would you ruff a diamond In dummy and then, selecting the heart suit to break, would you casli the nee and king of hearts, ruff a heart, and ruff another diamond In dummy? That line of play would lose because of the fact that East has four spades to Ihe klng-clght-scven. dummy, then led the ten of spades. East played low. Lcvcntrltt took the finesse and led the nine of spades. Again when East refused lo cover h c let It ride. He cashed the king of hearts and ruffed a heart, went over to dummy with a club and led the five of heai'j;. East refused to Irump, discarding a club, so Lcvcntrilt let go a diamond. The same thing happened when he led the deuce of hearts. Now the high club was played, and East trumped this, but it was the only trick he could win. Dr., M. O. Usrey, district sur; for the Trisco Railroad atlei tiie Frisco medical convention yesterday in Memphis. Jess Ebcrt former Blytheville high school center and now a member of the Memphis Tigers professional team, who plays here tonight with the Blytheville Independent .team fertile tropical soil on a partner- football is harder than the College variety. He aisp says that "All American reputations wither fast in pro company" and.that "unsung heroes from small colleges often make the best pro players." With the Courts Chancery Arthur Jones v.s. Janie Jonej, suit for divorce. Mildred Burnett Canada vs. Grover Canada, suit for divorce. Ambassador Read Courier News Want tvrr lo Pre^loaii rma!r Kvcry -H minuir-s a murder Is commuted in the United Slalci. AAQJ532 V84 * A J 5 465 Rubber—E-W vol. South West Norlh Ewl 1 A Pa.<s 2 » Pass 2 A Pass I A Pass \ A Pass 8 A Pass Opening—* K !1 AA Pclcr Levtntrilt said whcr he played I his hand, It Is an oplica! Illusion. You have all the Irirks— but when you count them, they do not add up io 12. He decided to try mil Ihe spade Ilnuse first, to h« led a hem lo HORIZONTAL 60 Sewing 1,4 Pictured implcmcnis Netherlands ambassador lo the U S., Dr Eclco 12 Cuckoo blackbird 13 Tear M Preposition 15 Secular 17So;ik hemp 18 Babylonian deity 20Compass point 22 Mimic 23 Symbol for neon 24 Morsel 25 Steamship (ah.) 27 Within 28 He is the new envoy 31 Make into law 34 Notions 35 Heathen 36 Wharf 37 Inactive 38 Myself 39 Symbol for erbium 40 Westphalian river 42 Exists 44 Collection ot , sayings 47 Droop 50 Musical note SICoin 52 For fear \hat 54 Universal language 55 Frees 53 Bustle 61 Novel VERTICAL 1 Movers' trucks 2 Any 3 Nothing •1 South African cliff 24 Donkeys 5 Opemvork 26 Frighten fabric 27 Fatuous fi Out of (prefix) 28 Immerse 7 Flowerless 29 Caucasian plant H Release 8 Consume 10 Symbol for niton 11 Soothsayer 14 Whirlwind 16 Rough lava 19 Near 21 Rcspccls language 30Historiae Sodetatis Socius (ab.) 31 Roof finial 32 Sedan 33 Powerful explosive 42 Entry 43 Pierce with • knife « On the sheltered sid« 45 Cape •16 While 48 In a line ! 49 Proceed 51 Fourth Arabian caliph 53 Light browr,*' 56 "xrlamalinn^V m .40 Cloth measure 57Suo loco (ab.) 41 Market 53 From W m m

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