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PAGE TEN THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE'OOTRiZR NRW8 CO, H..W. HAINE8, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFP, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager •Hole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer do, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Ezcept Sunday Altered as second class matter at the post- ofitoe at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Coa- (ress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier In the city or Biythcvllle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 20c per week, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, MOO per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; oj mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per yc«r payable In advance. THOUGHTS No man also having drunk old wine straightway desirclh new; fo r lie sallh, the old is hettcr. —Luke 5] 39.- I love everything that's old: old friends, ok! times, old manners, old books, old wine.—Oliver Goldsmith. Apathy and Crooked Politics Gnu a man go into politics and remain honest? According to n roi-eni, poll, cited by the Now York Times' Lester Mnrkel in ;i speech before ii group of schoolteachers, 50 per cent of those questioned answered no. And j 67 per cent said that they did not want their children to go into politics. There is, ;i.s 51 r. Markcl said, j "something wrong", very wrong, with ' our viewpoint." Why? Theoretically, a political career is one of the highest goals that a citixou could aspire to. Theoretically, it offers an opportunity to perform eminent public service and gain public esteem. Yet, too often the word politician is spoken cynically. The reasons for this arc no mystery. . Few public offices offer much ,«ilary. But many of them open the door on an inviting chance for graft. Despotic individuals and ijroups have organized machines to control the vote, continue in office, and perpetuate graft. Some machines have protected vice, crime, and racketeering and -have profited thereby. It is these cases that come to mind when people sneer at the wml politician. Yet few of them look Aiiii'vely at the underlying causes. Mr, Aiarkel correctly defined them as giiiilibility, apathy, and bias. The first and last are rcfbclcd in public acceptance of politician's' cigars, compliments, beer, baVbecues, and empty promises, and of tho inflammatory appeals of n Bilbo or a Talmadge to the "wool hat" mentality. These, however, are less prevalent and less serious than public apathy. The attitude of "Oh, well, politicians are a bunch of crooks and what can you do about it?" probably hns had more to do with keeping crooke I politicians in power than anything else. There is something that Americans can do about it, even though some will always be gullible and apathetic. The more enlightened have the obligation to exercise their democratic rights more actively. It is not enough to turn out dishonest or incompetent bosses and office holders. The hard job is to keep them from returning. It is a job for the citizen as a parent and teacher as well as voter. Not only should he strive for honest, efficient, democratic government. ][ c stwuM try to give back to'politics its rightful good name. • Who directed the course of our national, and much of our individual, life m the past few critical yeavs" They were men like Franklin Itnoscvcll, Harry Truman, James Byvues. Fred Vin'son, Arthur Vandenberg, Tom Con tally, and Paul McNutt. All were professional politicians and undoubtedly proud of it. Their competence or incompetence, and that of their successors in the critical years ahead, comes n>hi ], nc K- to the voters. Only the voters wu restore and preserve the integrity, di-- ( nit,v, and honor of a political career and make it desirable enough to attract the highest type of citizen. Toward Peace by Law Lawyers from 22 nations last week - formed the International Bar Association. Their first goal i s to affiliate with the United Nations and assist it, in a consultative capacity, with the legal aspects of international co-opera- tion. In general the group's program seems to be aimed at .simplifying and unifying some basic procedures, and at offering world citizens protection from certain incqnitio.s. This appears to be another stsp lo- ward international maintenance of peace and justice by' law rather than by treaty. The concept of a legal world authority over these vital matters is gaining- strcnglh. Tho growth of this concept'is perhaps one of the most hopeful aspects of tile United Nations' brief h:sti.rv. So long as it continues the UN's difficulties tieem less discouraging. VIEWS OF OTHERS Culture While You Wait A letter io the Ixmdon press recently pu'. in a word for (incurs as a great opportunity for reading, the correspondent point ing out thut she had rend the whole of Christina Rossettl's "Goblin Market" while duelling for tomatoes. A singularly appropriate choice, one rel'lccts—un- less her wait were long and in the end fruitless, when perhaps "Paradise Lost" would have been more in keeping. The ide:i has much to recommend it, and one can conceive the possibility ot a small lyric nueue at each bus stop, nut what,of those tpio affairs that stretch as far as the eye can sec. and appear to call for nothlnn less than Homer or a volume of Gibbons? will the ylory that was Greece mid the grandeur [hat was Rome be proof for so long against -the discomfort that is London on n wet, cold winter's day? Probably not—but In summer Ihe academy of the streets would seem to offer a practicable and prolitable course to^ its students. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Pa!estine £ : Dead End The Palestine question is rapidly shaping up into a United Dillons problem. Britain's Foreign Secretary, Ernest lievin. Is reported ready to turn the Issue over to the UN if the Jewish Agency rejects his plans. Evidence of a split in Die British cabinet over Palestine only adds to the contusiin in which the Jew-Arab situation Is snarlui The split, moreover, may soon Involve coi'tklcratlous besides Palestine, if it does not do sn already. For some of tho same forces Hint led tdc revolt In the Labor Party against Mr. Bevin's general foreign policy arc again making themselves telt In the debate over Palestine. ' Neither in London, where Anglo-Jewish iintl Anglo-Arab conferences have run into stalemate, nor in Palestine, where force meets force, i s the capacalty for compromise increasing on either side. Knther the contrary. An entirely new approach seems needed. In both Uritnin and Hie United slates there has been tome reluctance to place the Palestine fiucstion before the UN. For the quci-lioii involves strategic and sphercs-of-JiUiucnei. considerations as between Britain and Russia, and Russia's voice might be used with some cited for purely Russian advantage If Palestine were placed in tin. lap oC the UlSf. Nevertheless, many of Ihe political cross-purposes which would bo exhibited in UN debate are already indirectly affecting the Palestine issue and postponing its settlement. Whether the Zionists would fare better from UN attention than under Britain is of course, a big question, it is one which they may soon find themselves forced to face. --CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, BARBS ItV HA1, COCHKAN Most girls hnvcn't the face to deny liicy use rouge. It's a shame Hint a mirror doesn't make some people see themselves as others see them. By March IS you'll know one of tho reasons why you ain't take it with you. An extravagant wife makes :\ poor mother, says a writer. And has the same effect on lather! American cities soon will be appropriating money for more trees. Shady deals nobody will object to. SO THEY SAY The only means of improving (lie present situation in Ihis country, In which there is a, divorce for every four or rive mairiagcs, will be proper eduction of young people on the seriousness of marriage.—Rev. Dr. Arthur Wilde ot New York. » » » It Is the duty of the American Coivgrcsc io take care of our own soldiers and citizen? abroad who want to come home, before we consider emptying the concentration canijK of Europe and bringing the displaced people here to compete with our people.—Sen. Elmer Thomas IDI ot Oklahoma. » * * < America becfline rich and prosperous or. the sinews of European immigration over 150 years. Euroire's people arc beginning to come herr- antl add to our prosperity.—Ira Hirsehmann, lormcr War Refugee Board official In Turkey. * * » Colleges must assume the problem of teaching people how to live together.—Dr. Guy E. Simvely, director Association of American Colleges, • » » Two diametrically opposing views arc fighting for the allegiance of man—communism and Christianity.—Jon Christian Smuts, prime minister Union of South Africa. .)' COURIER NEWS Shucks, We Call Our Baseball UmpiresHarder"Na~m^ WEDNESDAY, FRRRUARY 2G, 1917 Tiny Staff of Experts Seeking Ways and Means of Feeding 20,000,000 Hungry in Europe, Ash «Y PETER KDSON NKA Washington Correspondent 1 WASHINGTON — (NBA) A little staff of to people headed by t Minn-ice Pate is now embarked on i 'he Job of trying to find ways to j ne ( ! one 700-calory meal a day to 0 million children and mn'sim; nothcrs in war-ravaged Europe me! Asia. Seven hundred calories Is one ice of bread, a potato, a pint of nllk, a bowl of soup with meat. Six-foot, white-haired, blue-eyed Vlauricc Pate worked with Herbert Hoover in the feeding of 15 million children after World War I. In World war n he worked on "Red "Jioss prisoner-of-war relief. Last year lie made the survey on children's needs for Hoover's 'food mission. Now he is director of In- ChUdrcn's Emergency ~mid--a United Nations organiza- •icn. set up last Jnlj'. All 55 nations approved it but only ''D ire lumbers. ' 1 ICEP will inherit whatever NRR.A has left nfter it goes' out o< business. How much that will be won't known till the end of 1947. It won't be much, for UNRRA will spend every cent it can to do as mich good as it can. The figure or 20 million children needing aid represents only part of Mr. Pate's problem. There are 40 mlliou children under 18 years of age, including n million 'orphans and half-orphans in rontinentnl European cities. Country children i( r c belter off. But an estimated 30 million chil- outside the Scandinavian countries have deficient diet. The need in India, China," the Pricific islands, i s considered equally as great, though there is no possibility and no thought or raising OiJentnl food standards to European levels. Cost or the International Children's Emergency Fund program is estimated a t six scuts a clay or roughly $20 a year for each child. To feed 20 million children would cost $-l'JO million. Furnishing one pair of shoes, one pair of socfcs and an overcoat to some 10 millio.i children might cost, another $50 million or more. SEEK GOVERNMENTS' HELP For the time being ICEF is sofc- pednling all efforts to raise monr-y hy voluntary contributions. An ef fort is bei de ments to contribute instead. of the S400 million i s expected to conic in the form of supplies from countries receiving the aid. The other haif would come from donor countries with food surpluses and charitable inclinations. Some time in the near future President Truman is expected to send Congress a request for specific appropriations to support the Children's Fund, the International Refugee Organization, the UNIIRA witHlup and other international relief activities. If aiir! when he does, there will be complications To UNRRA the u. S. will contribute about 75 per cent o r the 34 billion relief effort. For IRQ the U. s. quota is 47 per cent of a S150 million budget, or $71 million. Fur the $200 million Children's Fund the U. S. quota may be between these percentages, or from $34 to $144 million. Whether Congress will appropriate any stich sum is open to question in view of the new Budget Committee cuts. Also, the U. S. government is on record as opposed to any general international relief programs. The policy is that future relief programs shall be cu'.rierl on in individual country programs NO NATION BARKEO ICEF does not plan to exclude any country from receiving its aid. Germany and Japan and Korea may be excluded because the armies of occupation are feeding the people there. But aside from those areas, any country—enemy, allied or neutral—would be entitled to ask eet irnwni ' nciurai—would be entitled ,,jL^ \r'H lhe ."""«' Nations for aid. IN HOLLYWOOD By KKSKINK JOHNSON' NKA Service Cnrrcs]iniulrnl HOLLYWOOD, Bab. 20. <NEV> — Nelson Eddy would like to be r\ saddle-sore Sinatra. Tiie big blond fellow with the vavy eye-lashes would like to lake Gene Autry's place in the saddle and behind the gcctar at Republic, low that Gene has moved over to Columbia studio. "I may not know how to play a jce-tar." Nelson suid. "but T can ride a horse. And I've got the horse clothes for Ihe part." Not lo mention the fad thai Nelson kisses a horse, as \vrll us Ilona Masscy. in his latest movie, "Kml of the Rainbow." "And." said Nelson, "the horse overt It. He's been follow-in- mc around ever since. Ilona I haven't seen since tin- picture ended." "Rainbow" was at one tim- tilted One Exciting Kiss." but was changed. Nelson said,-"bee;ur - slu- lio executives were afraid that movie customers wouldn't put ihclr dough on the tine Hist for ,»•>• kiss OOMPH WITH GAHT.IC "But." said Nelson. -I hi s , ,,„„ four times in the picture l rvoll kissed her once while sh e w ., s on There's 0 <l ' Ct 1> "' i " lso " r :l ™Milli a frnrlio aroma, nroilier Ih-il's kiss with oomph." ' This is (he third time Nel-on i-Mr' 1 - uid Ilona Masscy have breu co* ned. nlllioiich 'the fans arc still clamoring ror a reunion ,, f ,,'".' and Jennettc Mac-Don del "We'd like to make an..; her ,,ir- turc together, loo." NY),,,;, -,' £, 'anrt there's still talk alnut u ' „"{ no one seems lo want to show , , a completed script. Wo won't tin another picture together ,m , e story is right. And M far ' lhl ^ haven't shown us a st orv •• lc> Eddy gets a big kick out of work- mg with Ilona. though. She ° till has trouble with her English " CONCERT TOUR " ' every four of them." One day on the set, complaining that she was tired. Ilona collapsed in a chair and said: "Oh. I am sore tiresome." Now thai the Him is completed. Nelson is planning another concert tour, his iirst in a long time. "I just went down and had a nttiiit- for a new dress suit. That's gssd news to my agent. He knows I'm such a skinflint that I wouldn't order a new dress suit unless I was planning a singing tour." * * * Ingriil Drrgman wants (o do "Turnip's Illuod" for Sam Wood after the Him version of "Joan of Arc." Olivia de Haviland just received a fantastic offer to star on her own weekly transcribed radio nliow. In anticipation of her winning an Oscar, no doubt. Brinu /Micrne's elder brother. Pat, just arrived from England. Is now a Hollywood actor. He's tine of Amber's lovers. MarQuee sifn: "Van Johnson in •Easy to Wed'—'South of the Border'." McKENNEY JON BRIDGE A Kid of 2 Hearts Is Set 5 Doubled By WIM.IAM S. McKKNNEY America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service Jerome Schcucr of Boston Is a keen student of contract bridge bidding. He is most Insistent upon sound ovcrcalls, nnd one of his pet theories is that a player should get out of the bidding as quickly as possible when a hand shows up as a misfit. Scheucr opened the bidding of certain elements in Congress do not approve the idea of furnishing more aid to Poland or other Russian satellite countries even it they starve. Unless the United states leads the way on official government grants for this world child-feedinc. there is slight prospect that other governments will contribute heavily. The United Nations has sent invitations to all its 55 member nations asking for aid. But it may be several months before any governments can act. In spite of these obstacles Maurice Pate and his little staff, aided by advisers from UNRRA, hope to pet going in May. today's hand with one club, North his partner, bid one diamond, East one spade. Realizing that there might be a misfit. Schcucr decided against bidding two hearts, and was agreeably surprised when his partner doubled the one spade hid. He quite willingly passed again, and was more than ever surprised when West bid two hearts. In the play Schcucr and his partner were able to take the first nine A KQ8 V J8G5 « AQ IfrG 4 *Q * A J 10 7 52 V None * 932 _ * 1037'! Schcucr A 9 6'13 ' ¥ A K 10 D • S * A 8 5 2 Tournament—Ilolh vul. Soulli \Vcst North Kast I * Pass 1 # ! * . P.iss ' P.iss Double Pass P.-iss 2 V Double Pass Opening—*Q 26 tricks plus the ace of trumps. He won the opening lead with the ace of clubs and returned the diamond. North winning with the queen. The ace of diamonds was cashed and a small diamond rulfcd by Scheucr. A small club came back. North rutted. led another diamond and Schcucr ruffed this with the ten of hearts. He led another club for North to ruff. Schctter ruffed the diamond return with the king of hearts and led back his last club. Declarer trumped this with the seven of hearts, North overruled with the eight, and of course the ace of hearts still had to take a trick. Holds First Hank Oiilo ranks first in capacity ot hot-rolled sheet and strip steel production, with Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Michigan following in respective order. Senatorial Pie Turns Into Sour Dough for Some of Taxpayers The DOCTOR SAYS HV WIIXIAAI A. O'BItlEN, M. I). Written for NBA Service In nlkKlasix there is an excessive accumulation of alkali in the body, l'. is the opposite of acidosls, in winch alkali Is reduced. Serious forms of alknlosis or aeldosls arc not common. When there is an excessive acid accumulation in the body, it is neutralized by the soda which is constantly present; carbonic acid is formed, which in turn liberates carbon dioxide through the lungs When an excess of alkali piles up. in the body, ft js neutraiw>d by carbonic acid. The rise and fall'of the alkaline and acid tide maintains the reaction of the body slightly on the alkaline side in health. The body in life never becomes acid even though most of the alkali may be used up in keeping it from becoming so. What js commonly referred to as acidosi.s is not a condition of acidity 'at all, but one or lessened alkalinity,* Under normal conditions the blood carbon dioxide stimulates the center in the brain which controls respiration. When the carbon dioxide rises in the blood, deep respiration is the result until the excess is washed out and breathing returns to normal. Deep breathing exercises make us dizzy and faint, because they deprive the body of its natural respiratory stimulant and most physical educators no longer recommend them. AN' ANTIDOTE Alkalosis from ovcrbrcathing can be corrected by inhaling carbon dioxide or by holding the breath, which allows the carbon dioxide to accumulate in the system and re- slorc normal rhythm. Chronic condition of too much alkali in the system may result from continued loss of gastric juice from vomiting o r drainage tlmkjh i a lube or the taking of loo much soda for stomach trouble. This' may cause illness which at times may , be serious. i In the average case, stopping the ' alkali is effective, but in excessive vomiting it may be necessary lo correct the condition by injections I of solutions through vc'ins. j Physicians prescribe some alka- 1U which do not have a tendency ] to cause alknlosis. Eating a well- balanced diet is lhe best way of maintaining an alkaline reserve in :he bcdy and special remedies are not advised for healthy persons. * * * QUESTION: is a spider wart i iiich has become sore a form of cancer or is it nil infection? ANSWER: warts which show JJ"s Of growth oi' ulcerate should be examined by a physician because of the possibility or cancer. 15 Years Ago In Blylheoille— Pastors of the lending churches in Blytheville will use one of George w. Barnaul's Church Excuses for their subject in sermons Sv.nday it was announced today. "Church Excuses'- is a daily column appearing in the Courier News. Mrs. c. R, Babcoek has as her guest for several days,.her mother, Mrs. L. C. Burke, Shabbona, III. Mrs. H. Saphian was a Memphis visitor tcxla5'. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rosenthal and litte son, Paul jr., will spend the week-end in St. Louis. • By FRKDKKK.-K <'. OTH3fA.V United Press Stair Correspondent WASHINGTON, Feb. W. — T'jt, much hoopla about biicli;cix. m«- •SJHII.S, taxes, alonis and cconuny here lately has obscured S t ino other important developments in the capital. I mean i;ave you heard jiUmi senators measiuim; slabs cf apple pie with calipers? Or conijr.jsniieii. refusing to eat in their private • dining room de luxe because ot louesomeiiess Or the bird s!;i'j K h- tcrlng mystery? Or the big \vrlu, ing-paper scandal? I iliou«hl«9.\ * Let's consider first the con>ff5s- ; "leu who believed they needed u handsome restaurant, where they cuuld stoke the inner man without contacting constituents, or lobbyists, David Lynn, the capital «r. clnlcct, gave it to em. Hfi had u move the public lunchroom m'.o' .the cellar to make room, but h« | produced the works for the law- L makers: soft lisjhls, church-like silence, tables with black marble tops. ! He staffed samq with walk---! ; : iwlio-.lmve tfbeen waiting in vani- for customers ever since. My f;,. , voritc congressman explains Sav; , the place gives a fellow Ihe rrec-'is I As sot the bird 'mystery, I yi'sli I knew the facts. All I do kno.v is that it's against the law ti: shoot wild-life, includiiv carU's i' and moose, within the city jlmui : So we've got two million <"mor>' in- less) starlings infesting the G>-c- cmn porticos of Pennsylvania avenue. A starling is .1 small brown bim • with a tenor voice and a determined expression. Multiply him bv : a couple O f million and you've got a nuisance. The district coinmi<- sioners, who must brave the MVI- each time they leave their oit'cei have asked Congress to a^ s -' law alllowing them to . m ii-de- starlings. Congress, which h;>s J?? r ? P'^lcms than you nigmv think, now is pondering this one Tile mystery concerns the meU>.' / od. The commissioners won't. M whether they intend to try a sniTu .' atom • bomb, or massed shott'in- "' The writing paper scandals'alsi involve Congress, it is investi-'it- ing. In th e basement of the °u!o House Office building is a stoi» • where Congressmen and th-ir helpers may brTy on tick, or wise, their office supplies E-icu representative gets $750 a scss'or, ' for his stationery. This can include paper with his name on it in blue, fountain pens at vlio'c- sale prices, automatic pencils, ami . paper weights handsome cuovu • lor Christmas gifts. ' The rumors have it that s<-nv - : «ongrcssmen in the jiast werr such ' bum correspondents they nml-M • no stationery; they merely nc-- - Iccted to answer their mnit". Tlicy i made deals, according to the ve- ' ports, whereby they "got cnsn in- ? stead of writing paper. So <n~ f auditors are auditiiis, tliu st. is closed, names probably will '<••.- V named later, and any ' congressman who wears his pencil -<> T. '•nubbin has got to go do,vn ln c ' street to buy a new one. The senatorial pie crisis hiv.ilvf, charges by government clerks thiii they must pay 15 cents for a slir-,- of apple in the non-profit govcn. meiit cafeleria.s. when' thcv c "" buy the same chunk of pi e " m an ordinary, capitalistic restaurant Id a dime. Not so, retorted Government Services, Inc., the federal restaurant operator- Its pieces of pV are bigger, Show us, said this- Senate civil service Committee The government piemen bro'i"lu.? to the capitol some 15 cent slices : and seme 10 cent slices. Tin-c have grown soggy under invcs'ioi-.; tion, but the senatorial pie me ; i<- " xircrs eexpect shortly lo rinse tl-.rtr' calipers and announce tiieii- t i.._J cision , ~ :, Hotel Guests/ Get Protection In Birmingham BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Feb. 26.— 'HP) — City commissioners today adopted an ordinance to force ho- U-is lo enclose stairways and elevate.]- shafts with fire rioors. The ordinance, introduced last week by Public Safety Commissioner Eugene Connor, i s designed to prei-cnt fire disasters such as the recent one at th e Winecotr Hotel : in Atlanta. ; Responsibility for the new instal- ' lahons will be worked out by ho-' tel owners and tenants. Small hotel operators vigorously portcsfnd the ordinance nil grounds that ')*•, extra expense would force tlmmW close. Connor also said (hat he would press for the installation of alarms in rooms nnd hallways of hotels Hotelmen were ordered to maintain watchmen from 10 p.m (o G a.m. unti] the 11Cn . impi-ou-mLMit'; were made. Ventrlloquisf HORIZONTAL 4 Hail! 1,6 Pictured ra- djo personality j 12 Furrow ! 13 Property j receiver ' 15 Limb •lOSiiare • 18 Brown j 19 Servant .21 Porlcnt -22 Ceremony' 23 Boredom 25 Seraglio 26 Rage 2? Each ^8 Bachelor of Arts (ab.) 'iS Chinese (own 50 Foam 33 Vegetable 37 Adjusted 38 Strained 39 UViclose 40 Store 44 Part 45 Watering place 4G Nullified 48 Turf 49 Sitting 51 Negligent 53 Despot 54 Twist VERTICAL 1 Wandering 2 Mask 5 Depart 5 Nevada city 6 Unadorned 7 Dash R Tear a Earth goddess 10 Total It Tidier 12 Pastimes I •! Foe 17 Thulium (symbol) 20 Heart-wood 22 Gullies 24 Plant 25 Greek slave 30 German sculptor 31 He uses a — 32 Disturbed 3-1 Saccharine compound 35 Passage through membrane 36 Lacks 40 Promptly -4! Cue 42 Hypothetical force 13 Impudent •1(5 By way oj 47 Moisture SO Senior (nb.>k 52 Note of sciifl ik &•«: H <i 1 iTTrr 3r 4ft

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