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PACK FOUK • BCYTHEVTLLE COURIER KIWI THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher •AMRY A: HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Kditor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manage* Bote National Advertising Representatives: »ll«oe Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, DetroR, . Memphis. •ntered M Kconi) dust matter at the post- »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- October 8, 1917. Member of The Associated Pres» SUBSCRIPTION HATES: By carrier in the. city of Biytheville or »ny •uburban town where carrier service lj msin- Mned, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per ywr, »2.50 for six months, H.25 lor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. H2.SO per ye«r payable in advance. Meditdticins When the righteous turnelh from hlft rlfM- eousness, and rommittcth Iniquity, he shall even die thereby.—Ezekfel 33:19, * * * There is no Immunity from the consequence* of sin; punishment is swift and sure to one and an,—Hosea BaJlou. Barbs Add up all the friend); advice— and then II you want to .cure a &old, go out and buy a drug store. wme folks can't save; they Mep out and ftet Money and then »tep out, * * * A southern woman asked for a divorce because faw husband refused to teach her the gam* of toK. No rough stuff for him. * . * * MX ion i of dishvc ir« washed annual); by MM average housewife, aays a home apeclahst. After betof left IB the sink hr>w longf 'Vh* sound money that Interest* all of us to fee kind that rings true when pJunked down on a eount«r. We're Closer to Wilderness Than Most of Us Realize There are still vast unexplored re- jrion* of the earth, on continents like Africa and South America. But we usu- «.Hy think of our own country as pretty well tracked from coast to coast. Yet we are much closer to the prim- Wye wilderness than most of us realize. Only occa'sibrially does this fact sink kome. We get some glimmering of it when planes crash just minutes away from eifeies like Phoenix and Buffalo and can- »ot be found for days. , . They vanish in impenetrate forest or barren desert-or, in the case of one heavily loaded craft, a scant moment or two from the shore of Lake Michigan. The thought is almost incredible. It takes a mere hour to fly from Pittsburgh to Buffalo, but if your plane goes down somewhere between the two it's almost as bad as landing in the tangled jungle of the Amazon. Let a plane crash in Arizon and the searchers find themselves looking for fragments of shattered metal amid an endless expanse of gray-green sagebrush and greasewood. Take a look at your highway or railroad map and you can single out trackless wilds in many parts of the country. There's one stretch in Nevada where, following a main highway route, it's 90 miles between filling stations and 116 miles between towns. The road climbs a mountain range, descends to a broad valley floor, climbs another range and then (lips down again ; this goes on for hundreds of miles. Most of the valleys have a lonely, empty look, with few marks of civilization. The spacious West is the easiest place to break contact with civilization: hardly a state docs not have sizable areas little touched by man. But as you move east across the map you can encounter lots of blank spots: tlie sand dune country of Nebraska, the treeless rolling; plains of the Dakotas, the rough-hewn lands of northwestern Pennsylvania, the whole rugged backbone of the Appalachian mountain chain winding south-westward from New England down to northern Alabama, the forbidding waste of swampland and lush growth in the Florida Everglades, Let your mind dwell upon these unvisited places long enough and you'll begin to think of America's teeming cities as tiny islands in an ocean vacant of humanity. Of course it's not really that bad, for America's industrious farmers have put the marks of man upon hundreds of thousands of tillable acres. Yet this must still seem a pretty primitive land to a man who at 10 o'clock Btri'HgVTLLE (AME.) COUHnSK i» impatiently pacing in a farm, crowded airport waiting room and at 10:45 is trying to plow hig way through woods and deep snow in search of any faint Wai leading him to a remote outpost telephone and a contact with civilization. MONDAY, Let's Hope This Prophecy Is Correct Economists have no great stature as prophets. Only an embarrassing few foresaw the Great Depression. When World War II- was drawing to a close, some of the best of them forecast eight million unemployed. They proved far too pessimistic. Now five eminent specialists have told the United Nations that prosperous years will be the rule rather than the exception in the period just ahead. They're talking about the United States and most of the other free nations. They believe there ma ybo a "recession" from time to time, but they don't look for a devastating depression. And even in periods of'recession, they think prosperity will be "not merely around the corner but in full view." This isn't, the first occasion when economists have dared to say that depressions as we have known them are a thing of the past. The great feeling these days is that governments simply won't let them happen, that there are too many artificial devices which can be used—successfully —to shore up a sagging economy. No question about the existence of. these devices, or of government determination to use them. Maybe the economists have something this time. Let's hope so. Nobody ever wants to see a return of the horror of the 1930's. Views of Others Free Press ... However The United states, once a land of inviolable freedom, today Is being regarded on a par with Uitln American republic* where constitutional guaranties are subject to the whims of ixiliti- clans. Citizens of our country no longer need feel superior to those where liberties are a sometime thing. Freedom of the press, one u: the first guaranties put Into the United States Constitution, has been abolished In Argentina. Censorship Has reared its head frequently in other Latin American republics. And at a recent meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay, the Inter-American press As- (ociatlon eyed the United States with misgiving. In the United states, the assemblage of editors «nd publishers agreed, there is "Increasing practice on the part of natipiinj, state and local officials to conduct the biislness of their offices in secret; to seal or Impotiiid public records; to divulge only such Information as they think Is good for the people U> know; to extend military security into areas which have no bearing on the nation's security as shown by Executive Order 10290 of president. Truman dated September 14, 1951." The report also noted a bill sponsored by Oov, Talmadge of Georgia to regulate newspaper:. Five newspaper men are being prosecuted in I/iuis- iana for exposing vice and fraud. Two Maryland editors were excluded from the Town Council for printing a story the Mayor wanted suppressed. Numerous other Incidents have occurred In various regions. The tnler-Amerlcan Press Association's report takes up all the American republics end notes conditions. A sampling reads: "Ecuador—There Is freedom of the press.. .Honduras—There Is freedom of the press. Mexico—There Is frendom of ttie press. . . Dominican Republic—The situation there is not propitious lor freedom nl the press, united States of America—There is freedom of the press. Hmvever..." How many Americans re.iltze that there Is a HOWEVER strangling one of their most Important liberties? —CHARLESTON IS. C.) NEWS & COURIER Man of Good Will If .Maxim Lilvinov had bren In Stalin's shoes In the Inst six years, we might not be In the midst of either a Korean War or a cold war today. Litvincjv, who has Just, died at seventy-five, was an Internationalist. He viewed Russia as a part of Europe and wanted to get along amicably with other countries. Perhaps that is why he spent his latter years iti the Kremlin's political'doghouse. To Litvlnov went most of the credit for getting Russia into the League of Nations and obtaining diplomatic recognition from the United States. A$ Russia's ambassador In Washington, he was a popular figure and was much more co-opei-nt.ive than his successors have been. We nre likely to keep TO having trouble with Russia until tlic present aggressors In xr.oscr-jr are replaced by men of good will like Lltvinov. —DAULAS MORNING NEWS SO THEY SAY I can dispose ol that, possibility any Monday afternoon.—Chief Justice r-red Vinson's reply to a friend who told htm he'd gel the Democratic presidential nomination unless he were careful. * * * It is far easier, and always has been, for the American accent lo be . . . understood . . . over here lEneland).—Sir Laurence Olivier, noted British actor. All Our Foreign Aid Programs Don't Need to Skyrocket in Cost 'Fill'Er Up, Please" Peter Fdson'j Washington Column — WASHINGTON <NEA>— Not every U. S. foreign aid program has to cost hundreds of millions or billions of dollars. A lot of good can be done for a lot less. This is proved by the record of the nine - year- old Institute of Inter - American Affairs. The IIAA Is a little - known government corporation recently given responsibility for all "Point Peter Edsim Four" technical assistance to Latin-America. It now operates in the State Department, hut under W. Averell Hnrriman's new Mutual Secvirity Agency setup. The entire MSA program this year Is costing over six billion dollars. The economic, assistance share of this is a billion and a hall dollars. All technical assistance programs for Latin-America this year Ret 18 million dollars. But [or every dollar of American money spent, it is Statts supervised Installation of a fern-age system in one part of the city. Seeing how it worked, the poor people in another port of the city collected all the money they could, look It to the city government and said In effect. "We want one too" They're getting It. In Venezuela, a program is under way to provide every town with more than 1000 Inhabitants with a pure drinking water supply. It was started with 320,000 U.. s. money, tacked up by a million dollars appropriated by the Venezuelan government, By comparison, outside of Paris and a few other places where the water is checked by U. S. military or other medical officers, It is unsafe to rirink a glass of tap wafer any place in Europe, In Colombia. 215 health centers have been established throughout Hie country. The U, S. now operates only one of them, started seven years ago in the capital of Bogota to tram the health workers for nil the others. In the five northern slates of Colombia, inhabited by over two million people, rvnri organized fight against malaria nnd yellow fever estimated the La t in -"American „„..„,, ,,,,„„, countries will spenrl at least four- j s being mude dollars of their own— more as limei it Involves "surayina over 300,000 8 °«n°V' .1 . , , jlhoiifM Spray guns" mounted on ., ) ,1 , . ," c ,,l° °" ""l jeeps nnd In outboard canoes reach this Take the health program alone.] even the most remote habitations which will six : niilllor dollars. -f Alone tin- Pacific coast, provinces Dr. Henry vnn Z.le llvcie. n-.edi- of Colombia nnd Equador. a similar cal director of rj. S. Public Health \ attack is being made on yaws. Peo- Eervice who is now on loan ro the j ,,i c r f ,i, js nrca „„ „„„. b( . itlg lr( , a( _ Institute of Intrr-Aroerirnn Affairs ; cd ,rith penicillin for the Ihird as director of Its health, welfare i lime, "Penirillln and DDT nre Ihcir and hoiiFilli! activities, has Just re-J.ii.,, i )e5t salesmen," says Dr Hvrte turner! to Washington from a swine i "\Vlien (he people have seen whnl ------ "• «="""• A ..... '- " ...... can be done by the first treatment around South America. Here are some of the snerlfli r-ni>nv'l--- hn cites on what Point Four aid has done. In Santiago. Chile, the United the rppi . A B'rsslnr for Mothers To f' 10 Ot^rnlnan henlth centers now come 10 to 90 per cent of the pregnant women for pre-nsfaj training. The babies are still delivered by mid-wives. But after birth back to the clinics they come for nutrition and health training. Before this service was available, —— "j ~",^« x t ^,«,. c one out of every three women died nosis Is often difficult. In .child birth 'and half the chil- that'they will have both a wife and once over lightly- By A. A. Much as I dislike the possibility of getting embroiled to » tug-of-war, I dislike even more the stubbornness displayed by HMTT Truman, who has stamped his little foot and peevishly declare* he «tB | appoint an American envoy to the Vaticin come what may. Wisely enough, <3nf. Mirk CSirt; has struck camp and gone wrueU^f j off Into the night, wanting non^l 1 the hassle that surrounds the Vatt- j can appointment. Congress ha* y*tl a sanctify such an appointment '| and the fact that this year Is dlvlsl- hie by four makes it difficult toll predict that body's disposal of th*i Th« DOCTOR SAYS By. EDWTM l>. JORDAN, M.D. Written for \'EA Service Mrs. F. B. asks for the meaning of the word "divertlculitls," and what this condition means to a person in whom this diagnosis is made. A diverticulnm is a pouch o r pocket leading off from a large cavity or tube. In the passageway leading from the mouth to the anus (outlet of the rectum) such pouches vwut'itu ui uic ifT^iuiiu nuuii pvuune.^ •- """ • tJ^coipimy mat- tne reprc* are fairly common. The explanation sentative government I thought w« Is believed to be some weakness in the wall ol the tube present at birth. Diverticula (plural) are most common in the colon or lc\rer part of the bowel. After the age of 40, it has been claimed that diverti- cula are present in about one person In every 20. Usually, these pockets do not produce symptoms and the con.di- Is called DIVEHTISULOSIS, Occasionally they can become inflamed and then the label DI- VERTICULIT1S Is applied. Ordinary diverticula usually do not produce symptoms, fn rilverti- culitis the .symptoms of inflammation vary a good deal. There may be a single slight attack of acute abdominal pain or .several attacks. Occasionally the inflammation may be so severe as to cause a perforation or hole in the pocket with infection spreading to the abdominal cavity and producing peritonitis or abscess formation. The area Involved may be sensitive to pressure, though of course this can occur from a great many other conditions. DIAGNOSIS OFTEN DIFFICULT Because the symptoms are so similar to many other conditions of intestines or abdominal contents, and are frequently complicated by other disorders, the diag- Examination of trie lower part of drcn died before they reached the the bowel by the use of an instru- age of five. Today workmen know ment called a proctoscope Is necessary. X-ray studies are also needed. —,.„ ...v.., .,,,, ,mvc UVILII ,1 wne ana oaiy. AR child alive after the stork arrives. I When severe rliverticulitis bursts In Brazil, the national govern- through the wall of the bowel ment put up two million dollars and obstructs intestinal action, an Im- ocal governments put up three mil. mediate operation may be neces- lion dollars, to "match" U. s. con- sary. in most cases, however, medi- *S.V.2 ns ° f S225 ' 000 for heal'h cal treatment is sufficient. Mrst diverticula are not cause for. serious concern. Of those wnicri do produce trouble, the majority can be treated by diet and other TodayJ'tiie ' 'liistitute -of Public Health In Sao Paulo 15 =airi to offer Rs good training as can be secured In the U. S. And so the slory goes. In n out of the 20 Lalin-American republics. Only Argentina, Cuba and the Dominican Republic do not take part in ITAA health activities. Nicaragua. Panama and Costa Hica dropped out during the war for lack of money, but they're back in now. Against the three million dollars contributed by the U. S. last year, the 17 Latin-American governments contributed 513 million. • What is the pay-off? "It teaches them to do things for themselves," says Dr. Hyde. ' "It creates in them a desire for a better life, and it shows them how to live. Wherever you start a health project, you find a new atmosphere. The streets get paved. They put in lighting systems. And the people get a new sense of hope and security." Incidentally, of course. It creates a demand for American exports and it supplies a healthier, more dependable labor force for new supplies ol oil. Iron ore and other pro- duels the U. S. Imports. have divertlcula and not others is not known and as yet there is no known way of preventing them. to four Inches of entire Uttle River From three rain over the basin last night sent the water hi Big Lake rising rapidly toward an all-time record and all but ended hope of holdinz levees protecting thousands of acres of highly-developed farm land In central and western Mississippi Couniy. Frisco and Cotton Belt railroau officials were called upon today to furnish box cars for use of flood refugees, to be located at strategic points near Manila, LeachvlFle IN HOLLYWOOD By ER5K1NC JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA> — Rxcht- [censorship days of 1926. follows the sivcly Yours: Run for Ihe bomb shelters, kiddles — Corrine Calvet and Zsa Zsa Gabor are at it again! Corrine. Ihe luscious French pastry. accuser! Hungarian 7,?a 2,sa vdth acting like, "a countess from mediocre llcht opera" wlih her low-cul evening cowns. tinri defended American sweater girls. Z^a Zsa snapped hick vitli: "Thc-re.'s more to clamor than sticking your chest out." Now It's Corinne diccing Z?a. again, "anrt I don't mind say- IIIE this to her face—both of them." Says Corinne: "My father, a vvelM;np\m pa- slorekeeper, gave me a li'de advice many years ago. Papa said. Corinne. always remember Hit; If yon have a particularly eoncJ. j ar ounri identical plot line, OnJy bier change the elimination of 173 swear words now banned by the Movie Production Code. What price censorship? • • » Bob HOIK? spent his first Christmas In years a t home with his family anrl says: "f was that strange man around the house." Ho|)!>. svho just started "Military Policeman" at Paramount, vetoed video appearances during January because of the film. His last TV appearance, from the rteck of an aircraft carrier, was his best to date and he explains It: "I'm catching on to the secret of TV—don't let the cameras move well-formed piere of merchandise n your store, keep it svell-wrap- <cd. if H's the real lhin«, people nil be Intrigued became It's covered. "If. however, you have a $ruall. ln>ignifiCEint thing—open up the \\TEipplngs and expose almost all of t. This will give people the idea that the wrappings conceal even more that's really not there.' " Corinne. currently decorating the Martln-Lewts comedy. ''PiUor Beware," smiled sweetly and almost dropped the dagger between her teeth a.s she said: "I've always followed Papa's advice." Credit Corlnne with Konnd J. * * • L.nia Turner and oprrA star Marjorle Lawrence will do an Al Jolson-Larry Parks for Marjorie's life story, "Interrupter; Melody." Mr.ijorle will do Lana'j singing ami will receive screen credit. ALMOST IDENTICAL TV .nidienreo are so In- Irmnrd with the moving cameras that a comedian loses 50 per cent of fheir Interest. "From now on i' nl going to hide the camera. 1 ; on my show and not until (hey make a camera that See HOLLYWOOD on Pajt 5 Ing a play that he wouldn't dream of making in a (ournBment. West'opened the queen of clubs, and General Oil) n-on the trick nt once with dummy's king. A quick count showed that he needed four diamond tricks to assure the contract. How could he make sure of those four tricks! After some thouzht, he entered his hand with the king of hearts to begin the diamonds by leading a Ion- card from his own hand towards dummy. This play was sure lo produce four damond trlckj even If one opponent held all the mtsj- Ine cards in the suit. West played a low diamond, and dummy won with the queen. East's discard revealed the situation, so General Gill lert a second diamond So his ace and then continued by leading a low diamond towards dummy. West could take his king, but ne could not stop declarer from JACOBY ON BRIDGE Don't Try This In Bridge Tourney By OSWALD .JACOBT \Vrittcn for NF.A Service One of the nenlest safety plays I have seen In a lone time was ex- winning four tricks In the suit, ecuted in a rubber bridge game the; Gill, who was a bHdie totirna- olhcr day by Oen. Robert J. Oil!, of mrnt star before lie was s general. NORTH * 53 tl * AKS *Q92 # K 10 8 7 *QJ10 EAST 4K10781 » 10 965 * None +783J Sotrth 1N.T Pass SOUTH (Dl * AJ8 r AKJ « A9«3 + »«« Neither side vuL We«1 North Pass 3 N.T. Pass Paw Opening lead—4 Q =lmple leople measures. Just why FO:IIC 75 Years Ago In Blytheyilte • _ . -' "—••"* ••"•'> j i utiirtii i> legime nas oeen co Bie Lake, Roeeland, Dell and Gos- posed of instance upon instance diamonds from dummy st the sec ond trick. This attempted finesse would losi to West's king, of course. Unfortu nately. West would still have i second winner In diamonds, am declarer would win only three trick in that suit. issue. IT is POSSIBLE I am trailing so I raj- behind current modes that I) have become senile in my thinkinj I and archaic in my views. But there is still a possibility that the repre- lad will turn up again when Congress rassJes the matter to a vote, Mr. Truman, however, appears lo 1 ie operating on a short-cut basU of I government, which by-passes the! opinion of the herd. Reaction col -he proposed mestenzer boy to the! Papal S«e was Immediate, and it| lay heavily upon the loud pedal. I Protestant churches led the opposl-1 tlon, with many a layman insert-l ing his "Why?" "Why?" is a good question. Th!»| papal envoy business Is somewhat I new. FDR set up a personal repre-1 sentative, Myron Taylor, in fc h Vatican. The nation, however, never had a genuine, H-ki ba-viador stationed there, such = *a«| Harry wants. • • • ABOUT THE ON1,T reason „„,., or any of his colleagues ha» come- up with is something about wel oughta have a man kicking around! the Vatican bec«use the Holy Swf makes such a good l!*t«nin? post! Sort of a central spot In the stream! of international gossip. I wouldn't lor a minute want tal hint that Harry might eonceivs-j bly be interested in the Catholic I vote. But that item is 111-concealed. I If a spy In the Vatican is fo eisen-j tlal to American relations with the! rest of this rocky globe, it would'! seem somewhat simpler and morel efficient to dig up an old OSS man'l anrl send him over. What coattails with and their medal* and'l stove-pipe beanies;! ambassadors make rather conspicu cus spies. I don't think one woulril accomplish much of t confidential! nature. Too. as long as the definl-J tion ol a political entity la to be ; stretched to include centers of re-! h'Sious denominations, we might asl iveil-put ambassadors at wha^verli points the Protestants, Mohai-J((U-SI , dans, Buddhists and Aztec -, worshippers maintain headquarters. TRUMAN AT LEAST did a conJ.. plcte j-jb of being Inconsistent. Iri'I prJdltlcn to Ignoring the ancient American principle o t keepins' church and state separate, he pull in a bid to make Gen. Clark thfl first such envoy. At the same time;! he .goes nbcnit scrc.iming bloodjT murder at the. prospect of a military;] man becoming president of the U.S More ba.5lc that the who, whati when, where and why of the yaU- can envoy proposition is an under-;,! lying principle being knockec^l around by Harry Truman. The, ma-V Jority of the folks have expressec'il themselves either individually oi'il through their church leaders aijl agalnst the idea. But that don'; : bother Harry none. tjl Truman's regime has been com- ignoring the public's wishes in ar effort to hand-tool, political £shi ion, the public T s "welfare." \jspr£ time Harry persists In the face o; public disapproval, he spits In ouj eye and same as says we are to' to know our own minds; One of these days maybe we'l. smarten up enough to decide we'v;- been called stupid once too oiten' Birthstones Answer to Prsvious Puzzl* naltmiore. Curiously enough. General Gill was tuninc up his game I for the Maryland State Tonrna- _.- ••--„ --.:—.—,,-• j , Price! n'r.i,t. which is scheduled for early Glory? ', first filmed to the vf e-' February, but found himself mat- Fox's remake of "What - have lost his contract If he: had been playing the hand In a pslr tournament. In such a game. It; is important to plsy for extra tricks.; EC he would have led the queen of | HORIZONTAL 1 Birthstone for June 6 Birthstone for April 13 Girl's nickname H Umpire 15 Gaseous elements 16 In French !' War god 18 Cunning 19 River in Soviet Union 20 Capture 21 Woody plant 22 Employed 23 Conflicts 25 Mimics 26 Drossies 27 Hail! 28 Small Island 29 Revoke 33 Spheres 36 Belts 37 Birthslone for October 38 Spoiled child 39 Goddess of the dawn 40 Aged 41 Charges 42 Spanish house 43 Distance traveled 45 Currency 46 Recurring annually 47 V.'orsV.ip 48 Abandons 49 Peeled VERTICAL 1 Atonement I Birlhstone lor 3 One-celled animals 4 Melts (Scot.) 5 French plural article 6 Unbranched antlers 7 Angry 8 Competent 9 Unit of wire measurement 10 Indolent 11 French financier 12 Fears 18 Summit 21 Opera by Massenet 22 Set on end - 24 Tiny 34 Fine-grained 25 Avoid granite 27 Operatic solos 35 Dippers JO Ouwnof England 31 Land plant formations 32 Attempted 33 Resounded 36 Golf courses 38 Procreated 41 Bazaar 42 Fudge finals 44 Compass atfi 49 Chart K

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