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FOUR' BLTOJEVlLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BL » THE V 1LLJE COURIER NEWS •».. ro UOUItXXR HBWS OO. '-"•' H: W HA1NGS. PuOU«h« nil" ^KfcS L VSHHOEFF. Bdltot ,.';«"-AlJJ. O. HUMAN. Advertising Uuu«cr N»tioo»l Adrertuint) RcpreaenUriTM. mtmcr Oo. New York. CbJofo, ttemphta. Kr«r» Afternoon Except Sunday 'Altered u eecond clus matter »t the pact- ABe* at B&theville, Ark&n&u, undftr act of Con- October «, 1»17. eerred by Ux Onjted Pren ' • SUBSCRIPTION RATES By'efrrler In the dty or Blythevlll* or »nj 'U'wrban town where carrier service U main- alned. 306 per week, or 35c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 mile*, *4 00 per tt*i, W.OO tor six month*, 1S.OO (or three month*; of mall ovt»td« 50 mile «one, 110.00 per rear tn advance. SATURDAY, FEHRUAUY 22, ]<147 Washington's Two Lives It might be said that life began— and ended—at 40 for George Washington. Washington's birthday in 1772 must, have found him a happy man. He was busy at work he enjoyed. He was rich—one of the richest men in America—and respected. No struggle or hardship seemed likely to bar his leisurely way toward the comfortable years ahead. But events were brewing which shortly were to end that first life j Washington might have ignored the oppreSive tactics of George III agains; the', American colonists, and their heated reactions. He was, after all, secure. He had little to fear by stand'.n^r aloof, little to gain by joining ths strife. But Washington happened to believe in liberty,, fair dealing and personal independence. His reluctant conversion to the cause of political independence came later. But his "solid information and sound judgment," as Patrick Henry described it, soon lifted him to a place of prewar leadership. As a, commander Washington may have lacked military genius. (Possibly the war ended as it did because the English-commanders made more mistakes than Washington.) He may havj been hesitant and diffident at times. But he also took into the war and aroused hatred of injustice and a tireless, persistent determination to do the job. He organized, disciplined, and won victories from his dispirited countrymen as well as from the enemy. Cowardice and treachery among his officers plauged him. His soldiers deserted and threatened mutiny. An indifferent Congress ignored him. He was the target of public criticism and bf a nasty military intrigue which almost succeeded in ousting him from His post of commander-in-chief. '• It is probably literally true that at 'times Washington kept the American cause alive solely by the force of his jsersonality and prestige. By doinsr so he reaped the reward of more onerous ' duties as President. . Undoubtedly he would have wished it otherwise. The war cost Washington a good^part of his fortune. The duties of war and statesmanship kept htm from the life he loved for more than 16 years. By inclination and choice, Washington was a farmer—and a successful,, scientific one. The man who made "a stiff, rather forbidding President' was, at home, a man who was fond.qf good food and drink, dancing and the theater, hunting, fishing, horse racing, nnd cards and billiards for faiv- ly modest stakes. . Washington probably disliked the adulation and abuse endured in his lifetime as much as he would have resented the idolatry and "debunking" since his death. Perhaps we might think of him today with either emotion. We might admire him as an ordi- rary power who, if ever man did, had greatness thrust upon him. We might Pay him more gratitude for having had a sense of duty without a sense of" "mission" or personal ambition. It is nofx only the poor and "consecrated" who make sacrifices. Washington sacrificed a life of ease and enjoyment to preserve; freedom and found a nation. Let's Be Frank About It The alarmed opponents of a big cut in national defense appropriations have been using polite and general terms. They have said that a drastic reduction would weaken our'delegates' position at the coming Moscow conference, we would lose prestige before the fcworld, that we would not be able to fulfill our international commitments, and so on, All this isn't the whole truth. A little more frankness would be helpful. F<T it might keep this country from repeating the costly mistake of what Senator Vandenberg culls "disarming alone." Why do we need a military budget of $11 billion? We have no aggressive intentions. We don't fcnr attack from Britain or France or Mexico. We arc not going to fight Germany or Japan again. Why, then, this enormous sum? Everyone knows the answer, of course. Hut nobody in official circles will come out and say it. The President has asked for this record pence- time sum for the. Army and Navy because, with good reason, this government is distrustful of the Soviet government's intentions. These are known facts: The Soviet government still has a large force of men under arms. It has appropriated the services of the bulk of Germany's • best military scientists for a vast research program. It is trying to produce an atomic weapon. The British government takes a realistic view of the situation. With a military budget vastly larger than ours, in proportion to wealth and population, it lias geared up and integrated a research, development and industrial program, especially as regards aircraft and air weapons. Meanwhile there is real danger that America's military machine may be allowed to grow weak to the point of falling apart. We are embarrassed and depressed to sec the world's three major powers preparing for war while they talk of peace. So our military departments speak of military needs and preparations in deceptive unmilitary terms. But there is danger of being lulled into a false feeling of security by rn fusing to call a spade n spade. And there is reason to suspect that our Army and Navy officials may have stated their case to Congress as circumspectly in private a:; llioy have in public. At least the champions of a big defense-budget cut are not of the be- soft-with-Russia group in Congress. Generally speaking, they are those who have expressed some of the most hostile suspicions of the Soviet government. Possibly another contributing factor in this urge to pare the defense fund is a fear that the. military departments will squander their appropriations. This is not a baseless fear. If it exists it would be well for Congress to state it frankly. But, above sill, the inescapable face should be faced: Until the Russian government gives genuine and eonsist- 1.1]t assurance of a desire for peace— not one set of views from Stalin, another from his UN delegates, and a third from his government press—we cannot afford to disarm. Unselfish Refusal In a period of world history not notable for unselfishness, it wns unite heart-wnrmintf to read Prime Minister Altlee's note of a few days ago to President Truman. The President had offered to reroute colliers bound for Europe so that their cargoes might help to ease Britain's coal shortage. Mr. Attlee, in his note of thanks, refused the offer, saying "the need for coal in Europe is no less pressing and wo could not ask that cargoes should be diverted from Europe to the United Kingdom." As Mr. Attlee wrote that, his country's neud of coal had abated slightly. Hut the situation has improved only from near-catastrophe to crisis. His unselfish refusal of a sympathetic offer of help was simply a decent, human gesture by one unassuming man to another. But when these unassuming men happen to speak for their nations they creale a moment of renewed faith in a time when war's sufferings seem to have left little room for such kindly- acts, by individuals or by nations. Forgive Them, Father, They Know Not What They Do (NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD WEEK, FEB. 16-23 Republicans, Democrats Stage Love Scene During Snow Storm The DOCTOR SAYS 11Y WILLIAM A. O'BKIBN, M. 1). Written for NKA Service Dieting still Is Uie only safe method of weight reduction. Wnile UV FKKDKIUCK <J. OTIiMAX United Press Stall 1 Coircipomlcnl WASHINGTON, i-cb. 22.— IUP) —The capital's biggest, blizzard in years was rauliif. Fuiir full Indies of white (all riant, Milwaukee liinglii hswl mllcn. BiireniuM'K's were sending hurried orders letting Ihe clerks off curly so they could Unlit their way home through Senator McKellar's Campaign Against Lilienthal Smacks of Technique Employed by Adolf Hitler tx?reisc is of value, H should practiced \vith discretion and in connection with a sane and sensible diet. Claims that they can cure «» overweight condition by other than dietary means have been a rich source of income for promoters of patent medicines and quacK schemes. All overweight persons eat- more than they need and enjoy food more than do otnev people, and a promise to reduce their weight without .requiring them to diet always receives an ent'HisU'.slic response from them. The causes of excessive weight arc hereditary, glandular, and diet- nry. 3;m:r: tamilie.s seem to run to an overweight condition, but it is difficult to separate the eating !r b:ti of such a family from \ts inheritance. If the father and mother are heavy caters, the Oder; arc strongly in favor ot then- children's becoming overweight limn entitii; at the same table. Glandular causes may bn lac- U:i':; in some extreme examples ol r>::c.-'S!vc weight, with the thyroid •':ui riluicaiy glands deserving most blame. Attempts to correct- <b-i!y by administration of gland extracts usually fail unless a reducing diet is also prescribed'. in food Is the ca-si;- cause of excessive accumulation of fat in the bo;ly. Successiul \vrif;i)t reelurtlnn is impossible unless the subject faces the fact that when more energy is taken in than the body can use. some ct it is stored as sugar (glycogcn) :>.]irl the rest is converted nuo body fat. The tody can store only enough sugar for about 24 hours; after that, if food intake is restricted BY PETER EDSON NFA AVnshinyton WASHINGTON — (NEA)-- Tennessee Sen. Kenneth McKellar'.s smear campaign against confirmation of David E. Lilbnthal as chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission seems to be ^-atdng hold in some quarters. Following the HUlcrian propaganda technique that if you stretch the facts often enough and far enough, the people will believe you, McKcllav has succeeded in planting suspicion In the minds of his senatorial colleagues. Three arguments — and a whispering campaign — have been launched neninst Llllenthal. First that he has communistic leanings. Second that he Is opposed to private enterprise. Third that he is the last of the New Dealers nnd should therefore be liquidated by the Republican ma'orily of the Senate. niun in TVA nro baser! on tin thinnest r.f evidence. At the height of the Uies commit ten aclivi;y in 1310, Uave Lilicnthal as TVA chairman asked ihe FBI to com? in and screen all t'. TVA's liOOO emplovcs. Ten Mil Of -he 60(13 were brousht up fnr examination. Of the 10, three were found to be Ccinmun- Ists. They were all in minor They were discharged. TliS OLD ARMY GAME? Then the claim that Lilienthal was opposed to private enterprise dreamed up. It is easy to soy If there is anything to be alarm- rd at in this situation, isn't it that there is now too much concentration on atomic know-how in the bands of these big businesses. TIIK 01,11 POLITICAL GAME? The nepntlicnrs angle—that Lilienthal Is the last of the New Ce-lcrs — is dirty politics, but it jobs, makes sense to a political boss. The | effects of this hatchet-work a' p e [ far ir.ore serious than merely deciding whether Lilienthal gets a JR'O. If the Senate rejects him, he the storm. And there in the House of Representatives, oblivious lo the wintry horrors without, were the Ifepubli- cans making love to the Democrats./ And, of course, vice-versa, 'Alake' you think of springtime, fresh violets and a big white incon. Rep. Sam Kayburn of Tex., the former speaker, paid a tribute liist to the lU'publitans. Look ;u '0111 he said, sitting there so smug, Lhinli- ing they v/ere smart for steamrollering the $0,000,«K),OOU ijiidKdt sla^h through the house. His next words were these: "I just want to say to my colleagues who have not yet .served unoer a Republican majority: This is not all. - You will yet more o£ this generous treatment a.s we no along. Why, I wouldn't be surprlo- ed. . ." Bang, bang, h;inkety-bang, \u'iit the gavel of Hepublkiiui Speaker Joe Martin of Mass. Kayburns bald head flushed scarlet. He paid his time was not, either, up. What did Martin mean, trying to silence him? Martin said he wasn't trying to put the quietus on the i;entlcmaii from Texas: lie merely was ban^- inR for a little order in the pli.ce. And would the gents in the ri-ar of Ihe chamber kindly si: down? "No wonder these geir.lcmen want to stand up. 1 ' muttered Rayburn, apparently forgetting that, he was grousing into the microphone 1 . "They want to proiect lhi':!!::i'jlves." The second net of ihis drama of heaits and kisses found the c!-i>>rly Acinlpli Sabath, Democrat of Chicago, the ex-head of ihr> Rules Committee, telling; about what line ' gentlemen lie considered Republican members. but impossible to prove that this campaign is sponsored "by the power lobbyists. It is also easy to say but impossible to prove t-liat the Army brass has contributed to this, hoping to get u general in the chairmanship. If the charge that LiH?nth.n is anti-free enterprise is based 1 on the fact that during his .-chairmanship TVA bought out certain pvivat- electric power companies that com- The whispering campaign is that | pctcrt in the Tennessee Valley, it Lilicnthal is of Jewish blood. i:i- ttuut be admitted. But TI/A also is. But \\hat of it? Or is this the | simulated private enterprise Ii! His valley. It brought in new industries. And some ol the bis^st corporations in Ihe country operated cheek by jo:' They get along fine. Company of America, for' instance. Also, in the $500-million-a-ycar operation of the Atomic Energy Commission, the major operating contracts hnve been given to big married a girl brought m> in the j business. General Electric operates Methodist faith. In Knoxville. their, j Hnnfcrcl, Wash. Monramo Chcmi- children attended an inler-denom-I cal operates Clinton Laboratories, (national church and Sunday [ Tennessee Eastman and National school. j Carbon and Carbide operate Oak McKolla/s charges of commu- i Ridge. it? Or i s this the Nazi Germany of 1937? To get this whole story out in the open and end the vicious gossip In this country that has Just fought a war for "Freedom of Worship," Lllienthal's parents were Czech Jews. Lilienthal himself was born in Illinois. He went to Dc- Pauw University in Grccncastl?. Ind., n .Methodist institution. He can probably get twice as much as the government's 515.000 a year. Big business would snap him up. But who would want to succeed him? No rijht-mindcd man would want to submit to personal abuse such as Lilienthal has recij'.'vc'l. Things like this are what makes it so hard for government to get good men. The whole cause of efficient public service loses if Lilienthal is licked. As a Democrat, Lllienthal's record is particularly disappointing. He has tried to run TVA on n nonpartisan basis. There's the rub. In the 14 years that TVA has p-tn in business, Senator McKcl- lar has recommended nearly 800 with TV/Hf, job-seekers to TVA. He has a right Aluminum Lo do that. Some people think the way to gel n government job is by having congressional pull. It doesn't work that way. In McKcllar's case, TVA hired the ones it wanted and didn't hire the ones it didn't want. But the Authority did not make its organization n political patronage racket. Administration of that kind is just what is needed for the Atomic Energy Commission. IN HOLLYWOOD years on the committee, he said, the Democrats never did try that. Haw-haw-haw, wens the Republicans. Rsp. Clarence Bro'Mi o[ Ohio, a member of the committee under Snbath and a member now, jumped up. Nobody, he said, has greater affection for his Democratic col- , leagues than himself. Only they've ) got poor memories. He read a dozQUE3TION: 1 have a friend e " ln *'s under the New Deal which who i s afflicted with chronic at- n e said were adopted under the cohclism. He docs not touch liquor no-amendment gag. for four or five months; then he! "Including the NRA," he thun- d].sap;;cars - for a week or lo days,- clored (choi.e this word on ••".I 1 - 1 - i!> a loss of one nound per week. For greater weight loss, a n-.ore sir!:* ( u e t should 'b2 followed. Overweight individuals should 1 stop eating between meals and taK- iir; second servings. E-iting less oread, potatoes, desserts, butter, cream and fatty foods will result, '.n weight loss in all but the nost stubborn cases. :oming :hqine. sic!:- and broke. What ci:n be done to help him? Answer: He cannot be helped •'Remember that one, Mr. Sabnth? That \vas the sick chicken law.' 1 _., __ Eabath sat in his chair, moan- n'i :;ss he sincerely desires to quit.'ing protests. He trie,-] to Intermix. Have iiis physician speak to him, but Brown wouldn't let him. Ke[>. Alcoholics Anonymous while ! J. Bayard Clark of N'. C., another treating him for the effects or Democrat, with a louder voice than Sabnth's, yelped a further request lor Brown to yield. "Six billion dollars is not onoiirrh of a cut for you members of the minority," Brown continued, ignoring Clark. "You ought to be grateful. Y7hy, v.'e might have made it seven and a half billion." "Mr. Speaker,' 1 screamed Clark. "Nope," said Brown, looking his way for the first time. "I T ,ull not yield to you. I do not believe: the gentleman can contribute anything at this point." And so on. The harmony between the two parties was demonstrated the rest of the afternoon. Only I didn't stay. I was afraid of bcin^ snowbound with the affectionate congressmen nnd I didn't want to be socked by mistake. 15 Years Ago In Blythevillc — Cliief of police A. D. Owyn sustained an injury to his right leg Sunday night following an accident on Highway 61 near Stecle. Gwyn drove his car into a parked truck which was unlighted. BY KKSKINE JOHNSON' ing eyeballs and women not so NEA Staff Correspondent j fortunatr take to .strong diink. HOLLYWOOD — (NEA— Bath- | "Which," we wondered, "docs the ing suits, we read, will have renr-s- ! most for you in this picture- what cence this summer. | you say, or what we see?" Ruffles, bustles and peplums -| Just then the bathing suits arrived. The lady [roin the wardrobe department brought all three of them in her one clenched hand. Goldie was the most precocious ol VIEWS OF OTHERS Tell It to the Penguins Now that Admiral Byrd is back in little America, lie wants to know what it's like on the other side of the South Pole. What a reward it would be, he says, if they find a big volcanic area there with' boiling water coming out of the ground. Yes. indeed! And a temperate all-year-round climate caused by the boiling water. And rich green vccgtatfon. And a gentle race of natives who live on fruits and nuts, take steam baths but stay out of hot water, mind (heir own business, share their simple pleasures, and wear uranium Jewelry. But who's interested in jewelry? CHRISTIAN SOVKNCF. MONITtW, something that covers the hips—nil missing since the start of the war, will be back. But men, what you see of on the beach this summer W'ill be mostly Mary. Hurrah! I know. I've been peeking. I've just previewed the 1947 bathing suits on -Hollywood's movie clitics. I still don't know how they did it. but they've got lots of lace i:i the 1947 bathing suits. Natural.;.' it's not where it will do any harm. As we told you the other da;,Virginia Mayo wears an all-la :c bathing suit, which Don Loper designed, for a new movie. I3ut tho censors were a little fussy abnu'. that one and insisted ou Ilesh-col- oied silk underneath. A California designer has comt" up with a gold metallic bathlnv suit. Ruin and rustproof, no doubt. Others are made out ol rayon, satin, lastex. cotton prints and even Plastic shower curtain slufl. There Is only one thing that i: bothering us. There's nothing to hang them with. There's hardly anything to haug up. Like Goldie, for instance. SMALL BUT FLIGHTY We were sitting in Janis Paige's dressing room, waiting for Ihe arrival of her 1947 bathing suits. A gal from the wardrobe dcpartmci I Leah Rhodes, was bringing them over. Janis has quite a revealing part in the Warner movie. "Wallflower." wearing three new models. And Janis has Jtisl enough of everything and so distributed r>s to make mi 1 !! suffer Crnm nver-han;:- thc three. Ckihiic was so tiny she could double for a handkerchief. A small handkerchief. 'You were about to tell me, Janis "Cli yes." Janis said. "Well, I've read the script and 1 think it has some of tKc conversation, and situations in it. I'm wild about the part written for me." Goldie begiui. .squirming at this. "I bcheie 'Wallflower will get a lot of laughs." jani.s com'iliucd. GOI.DH: NO C;OODU:-GOOI)H: i Gokili: wripslpd out of Ihe wardrobe lady's luuul and fell to the floor with a crash of about 1-1000 of the intriiMty of a falling pin on a six-inch thick carpet. . Jani.s stopped talking. Gokiic lay there (iiiivering In the light floor ' •'Goldie," the- wardrobe laciy said, "Is angry with Janis." "Why?" s.iid Janis. "She is angry." the wardrobe lady said, "because Janis talks about nothing but the script. Just ixow Goldlo asked me to Janis Just what she thou;ht she would be :n this picture without" | ptnn t s Good little b;Uhtnp suits, you see. j whiste 1 like good little children, should be ' -We're BY UIJT1! MILLETT NKA ,Staff Writer Do the women of the world want to promote "equal rights' or "women's right"? That was the question iefore the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women when Mrs. Hnmid All. Indian representative, suggested that equal rights with mc'.i isn't a good aim for women iTrncrally, because in some countries the right men enjoy ave negligible. "Real rights." says tnc representative from India, are what women should strive for. And tlicy'il prcbibly come nearer get ling "real rights" than "equal rights." too. For there is something about that phrar-r "rqtial lights" that frightens and, therefore, antagonizes a lot of men. Talk :.b -ut "equal rights" and they start -seeing visions of"militant, domineering women trymi; to take over Ihc world. They cr.n't imagine a normal, feminine wo^ian raring two wliocp^ about "equal i ri gills." 3'.;t if the women start talking; j.bout ''real rights" or even "nu-j man rights" their stand may not meet with so nui:h antagonism. HOrE FOR SUCCKSS . After all. there is no reason why the rights women arc asking for themselves should be put on the! bnsis of "\ve want the same rights 1 men have." i A much sounder basis is to asK for the rights that should belong, to all human bcinps. ] If women have gone beyond the where they want to havej ?r rights men have, in a 5 as eood as you are" spirit Water at Big Lake is within one- tenth of a foot of the two-foot rise predicted last week by J. w. Meyers, district engineer, and is still rising due to rains over the weekend. Mrs. John Snydcr and little daughter. Drucey, accompanied by | Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Simmons and Mis. Bess Walton, drove to St. Lotiis Saturday to meet Mr. Snydcr who has been attending to business for several days. O. p. Moss, E. H. Mason nnd T. G. Seal returned Sunday from St. Lcuis and Jefferson City, alter n brief business trip. Web I'ccumcs Net A spider's w'eb is used a.s n li:;h- ing net -by natives of New Guinea. They bend a bamboo into a TioP and set it up in the forest until it' is covered with a wrb. A number of the coinmiftce ?.3 appointed by County Judge of B. Harrison to study Mississippi ccunty e?.i)onriitures wili mrr^ al the Community House tomorrow night In Wilson at the inviintio'i of H. E. L. Wilson for a preliminary conference. Governor seen a"d not heard. But I'm afraid , to the plsce where they want real: Goldie '47 will never be considered j rrn'its for their own betterment--good. She can scarcely be seen ; then thrrp is hcpe they may suc- whcn Janis is with her and she'll coed in getting the rights they ask. bo heard abaut plenty when the film is released. Dig odils A handwriting expert od out mathematically The Canary islands, near northwest corner ;) t Africa, were chance of named for "cnnis." t.aliu name for aclly alil;r (lop;, not- for a bird. ; 0(10,000. has figur- Ihal the two people writing ox- Is one in (in,OOn,OBO,- IIORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured governor of Mississippi 13 Denouement H Distant 15 High mount 1C He is o forme i 1 10 Sl-ccp's bleat 20P-irticip!c ytrescnt (nb.) 21 Dambonlike grass 2'2 April (,ib.) 2.1 Vend 2fi Ratio 2« Affirmative 20 Mimic 30 Forenoon (ab.) .31 Symbol for tantalum 32 Hail! .13 Bitter vetch 35 Angers 30 Mouth (comb, form) 33 Collection of sayings 30 Kail bird •S3 Neither •IS Pen point 4fi Adduce 40 Indonesian of Mindanao 49 Baseball term 51 Puffs up >3 I.OO.!;F<! fixedly H Expand VERTICAL, 1 Snare ^ Assists / •1 Large ha\vk 4 Greek letter fl tin lire G Heavenly body 7 Brought up B Ac-rial (com!). for ml 9 I am (conlr.) 10 Having lobes 11 Storehouse 12 12 months 17 Us 18 Thee 24 Depart 2") Cripples 2fi Ratios 27 Separated 32 Asiatic kingdom 34 Instrumental composition 35 Innr-ilve 37 Chor.ll composition 3a Kmmcts St) Snov/ vehicle 40 Okum (ab.) 4 1 I\i;isical note 42 Old 44 Demolish -i ( drink 47 Ynle 511 Pair (nb.) l, r>2 Moiindin dye'

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