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f PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NES Publisher ' JAMES U VERHOEFP Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 8ol» National Advertising Representatives: Wallace WJtmer Co, New STork. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered u second class matter at the post- office at Biythevufe, Arkansas, under act ol Con- ireu. October 8. 1917. Member ol The Associated Pres» SUBSCRIPTION fcATES: By carrier In the city at fliythevllle or anj •uburban town where carrier service U maintained, 20c per week. 01 85c pet month By malt, within a radius ol 50 mtles (4.00 per year. »2.00 lor si* months, S1.00 (or three months; bj mall outside 50 mile zone 110.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations Unto him be glory In (lie church by Jesus Christ throughout all ages, world nidi out end. Amen,—Kphcsians 3:21. * * * Ves, I live in God, and shall eternally. It Is His hand upholds me now; and death will be but an uplifting of me into His bosom. —William Mouutlord, Barbs Human conscience began to function 5000 years ago, according to a scientist. Has H ever lound Its way to the football pool promoters? • • » The janitor who leaves the heat off (his winter will cause a Int of his tenants to burn up. * * * Mom is passing dad the pancakes again— *nd another gridiron season is on in full swing. • • * What any man thinks of himself doesn't really counl until he can prove It. * * * Quite a few people seem to be finding employment surveying the unemployment situation. Guesses on A-Bonnb Just That, Nothing More The United States never has revealed how big a stockpile of atom bombs it has or how many it is producing yearly. These facts have been closely guarded secrets and speculation about them has not been specific as to numbers. Now, however, the United States News has come forth with some bold estimates. It guesses the current stockpile to be at least 250 atom bombs and predicts that by 1952 the figure will be 850. Output is calculated at around 200 bombs a year. The magazine goes on to stale that this production rate is considered to be the peacetime maximum for the nation by Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the bomb's developers. No authority is quoted a's a source for these vital figures. The estimates --are offered flatly, presumably as informed guesses. Tlie only clue the News gives is that the atom bomb article was prepared afc Lake Success, site of the United Nations and affiliated agencies. Since the specific figures appeared, no denial or confirmation has been is- pued by any government source. There is no way of knowing bow accurate the estimates may be. But; it is nevertheless worth noting that a national magazine lias felt sufficient confidence in its information not only to print the figures in the body of a story but to splash them across its cover page. The U. S. News was not content to estimate American atom bomb output. It said that by 1052, when the U. S. is supposed to have 850 bombs, Russia will have about 100. "That is the considered estimate of a number of U.S. atomic scientists appraising the capabilities of Russia," added the magazine. If we suppose tlie estimates arc soundly based, then what do they mean? At first glance, a 1952 margin of 850 U. S. bombs to 100 Russian ones would seem to be decisive .But UN officials are said to believe the U. S. advantage is not really groat. The argument is made that atom bomb targets are chiefly limited to big cities and that Russia has about a dozen fewer of these than the Uni,ted States. Thus, it is contended, the United .Stales would be hard put lo bring ils numerical edge to bear upon the Soviet Union in the event of war. On the other hand, Russia's supply of bombs would definitely be enough to use against all major big city targets in this country. Offhand, it looks as if there were much room for debate in this fieid. It is quite an assumption to declare that atom bombs will be useful only against industrial ami other targets in large \n-ban centers. The weapon has been a reality for .fust three years and perhaps it's a bit early to .speak with too much finality about its uses. Conceptions of strategic and tactical bombing are al- tered steadily. Until tho atom bomb has been an element in military planners' thinking for longer than a few years, there can be little point in writing off so casually a better than 8 to 1 advantage or whatever margin tlie U. S. may actually enjoy over Russia in the period just ahead. To suggest that our stockpile edge is of no reaJ value is virtually to propose that this country spend its atom- bomb funds on some less costly and more fruitful enterprise. Americans know too little about the likely nature of a future war and about the intentions of their probable enemies to consider such a course anything but a bad risk. Ought to Try Movies Miss Vivien Kcllems, head of a Connecticut manufacturing firm, has been tending with Uncle Sam for a long time. She doesn't like the withholding tax Claims she shouldn't have to be an internal revenue collector for the government. For a while she dared the govern mcnl to sue her by refusing to turn over sums due on her employes income taxes The federal authorities declined to oblige her. They got the money by lifting the required amount from her bank accounts. Now she's suing the government to get that money back. Even if she gets Uncle Sam into court, her chances of winning look slim. But she may come »1) with an important by-product—at-' tention from the press. A fact of which she is undoubtedly aware. Views of Others Farm Program A Vast Confusion. We've been putting .some things together which ought (o add up, because they are all i lcms Ol the federal government's Jarm program. But they don't add up; they amount to uttR- confusion See if you can get any rhj , mCi reason or cheer from them. 1. A huge corn crop has been produced. Uncle Sara is bolstering up the price with loans ana no doubt will take over a big chunk of the harvest There Isn't enough storage space for It, so the government Is building a lot more. 2. New hyhrid varieties, which are expected to yield 10 bushels more to the acre than i, lc ones now planted, have been developed by the U. S. Department of Agriculture. What will be done with a in-busliel hoist of the yield on millions of acres, when we are already growin- too much corn for normal needs? 3. A huge power and irrigation program Is under way in the West, stefipcd up by the recent session of Congress (lots of uncertain votes out there!. This will bring ,,cw land Into cultivation, nnd increase tho output O f farm product, when we already have great surpluses of every-' thins from eggs to colton. That is enough to show that we have a larm program which is at war with itscll. it wort-., to boost production in the face ot the fact that there Is already more production than anybody knows what to do with. Progress cannot wisely be stopped, or course But it seems to us that more emphasis should now be put on (h , m ,, g ncw usl , a all(f ^ m ^_ kels for farm products. What happened to cue lour agricultural research centers which were established with such acclaim back In the 183l)'s? Were they lenrt- leascrt during u lc war? Unless consnmpti.m Is expanded, the tenner will have to be br.r.<rl.t i ::la - Jr a constantly tightening system of nvotas, inaction ™d controls as his productive efficiency rises. Farmers must be promoted from ruinous price slumps ,nobody has a ii,jht to ., g...,,...,' . e o! profits with everybody's taxes!. Such protect!.,!! i.s' nccc.wiiy to (he national wcllarc. But It must be given in a |, c uor way. The present costly hodsr-podsc of politics, waste and confusion wtii if continued, bring an inevitable cold, gray morn-' iHR otter. — ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT SO THEY SAY Eventually we hope to save some sort ot isolation hospital to which we can send alcoholics for thorough medical and psychiatric, treatment. On their release, they svollld be assisted by other acencies, buih public and private.—Dr. Carl A. Wilzbach, Cincinnati health commissioner. » » » Ineieasing the price of gold is a deceptively easy, as npll as potentially dangerous, way for lhe treasuiy to provide more dollars for lorclgn aid or lor domestic purposes — without having to ralies taxes or to borrow—Chairman Thomas B. McCabc of the Federal Reserve Board. * » * We ran fir.tl security by working out a kind of world community if we recognize a hlgncr union of loyalty that can be tied Ingelher with national sovereignty.—Walther Reuthcr, piesl- dent of United Auto Workers. * » • I tliin'r; lhe overwhelming majority of Germans arc tired of the philosophy of hale and fire pi city thoroughly cured of any desire tor an- fitjier totalitarian experiment.—John j. McC'Ioy. U. s. high commissioner for Germany. BLYTHEVrU.K (ARK.) COUUTRU NEWS Derelict SATURDAY, DECEMBER' 3, 1949 PETER* EDSONS Washington News Notebook Civilians War Prisoners Seem to Hold Claims Advantage Over Servicemen .. difference between what American civilian internees stand to get out of the War Claims Act of 1348 and what military prisoner,- of war may get. Provisions of this act are Just now beginning lo be put inlo erfect by the new War Claims Commission. It was appointed by President Tnnna.il in September with Daniel F. Cleary, Jr., of Chicago, n., chairman. Tlie most a veteran stands to collect under the Wnr'CIaims Act Is a dollar a day for eveiy day he did not receive adequate food while, in captivity. About BO.COO Americans were held prisoners of war by tlie Germans for an nverii»e of 40o'days i This would entitle Diem to $400 apiece. About •lO.COi? American soldiers and sailors were held prisoner by the Jap., for an average of 1201) days, entitling them to an average of $1200 apiece. Military prisoners o( war have of :ourse been eligible for the usual j disability, educational and oilier GI | bccnfit paid out has born only about, SHOO, that has been about tlic ', limit itj) to now. j The new War claims Act due., permit veteran prisoners of war lo file applications for additional claims where they felt they have sustained extraordinary d'.timi^i'.s. : But there i., now no !n<v provlrfiiiK i for payment of such claims. The War Claims ConimLs.sion will make recommendations to Congress on Congrr.s-s will ultimately do is of course uncertain. Moi-c Generous With Civilians In dealing with civilian Internees and employes of government contractor.?, however, the Congress ilas been somewhat more generous. These beneficiaries are American citizens trapped by the outbreak of the war in the Pacific Islands, the Philippine.,, China and Japan. One reason for this more generous treatment or civilian., Ls that the .soldiers and sailors were on active duty and expected lo lace danger and .Mitfcring. They were "hired" to do that ami they got their military pay in full after their release. Civilians on the other hand, were supposed to have suffered from enemy detention through no fault of Iheir own. So they are said to be emitlfii to greater benefits even though some of them may already have charged off their 'war-year lusscs on income tax returns. In the meantime, employes of the Pacific Naval contractor.,'had been collecting under special workmen's Security Administration. These had been authorized by special laws in 1341 and 1942, when Congress was more horrified nb^ut lhe seizure of Americans by the Japanese. Umlcr this legislation, the naval contractors' employe., were compensated at the rate of pay they would have received if they had been gov- or 1300-odd civilian employes or the Neavy contractor^ an average or over 380CO. Payments ranged from about SGCOO for cooks and helpers to JS12.000 for supervisors and skilled j workmen. I Will Draw Poll Wages | The new War Claim., Act will give them even more. Instead of rcceiv- pay scales for corresponding work, they will get the full amount, of their contract wage. Their contract., provided for a bonus of $10 a month, up to SSO. If workmen were kept on the Job longer than anticipated. Subsistence 'of SIS n month and living quiuter.,' allowances of S40 a month were figured in. This will give the contractors' employe., an additional $125 a month. For 40 months this will amount to S5000 over and above the $£000 average already received. For other interned civilians, payments of SSO a month for adult., and •525 n month for minors are. authorized as detention benefits. In addition, all internees who sustained injury while held prisoner will receive what nmouiiL, to sickness and accident unemployment compensation based on a wage equivalent of S37.50 a week. Forms for riling these claims are now being prepared and will be ready for distribution oetore the end ot the year. Ail claims must be filed before March 1. 1951. Armament Policy for Germany Quickly Runs Into Big Problem T^SHeiiSg'U, many disarmed indefinitely already turns* to bC hoadlug illto compllca. This column the O tj, e , d . ... attention to the reiteration iu^'r- The DOCTOR SAYS During recent years there have been a number of serious outbreaks of ringworm ot the icalp In children. This Is In some respects quite different from, ordinary ringworm, and although It Is comparatively easy to prevent, it is quite difficult to treat. This kind of ringworm Is likely to produce scaly patches on the back or sides of the head. On these patches the hair appears dull In color and Is often broken off near the roots. In fact, the hair may fall out entirely In Irregular areas Treatment Is not too satisfactory, as most of the ointments containing chemicals which work on other kinds of fungus infections of the skin are not successful for this X- roy treatment has been used with some success. Take Precaution* The most important thing to do sbnut ringworm of the scalp Is lo recognize its infectious nature and to slop it from spreading. The backs of seat,, In movie theaters seem to be responsible for a great many cases. In outbreaks of scnlp ringworm it has been suggested that movie house furniture should be disinfected once and afterwards the backs protected with paper covers which could be changed fairly frequently. When ringworm of the scalp is really epidemic in a conimunitv an nttemtp should he made lo find all of the cases by making a survey of tlie school children, and examining the pre-school children In families where an olrier brother or sister Is found Infected. Children In Institutions are even more likely to be exposed than children in homes nnd, therefore, are especially In need of examination. Barbers can bi> of great, help by being on Die lookout for this condition. • • • Mole: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer Individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column. QUESTION': My neck and shoulders break out in sores which itch considerably. What could cause this? ^ ANSWER: Without knowing more, it is impossible to even guess at, the nature of this difficulty. If In a young person, acne or pimples Is a'. possibility. Why not let your doctor] look at it? ' j '5 Years Ago In Blvtheville — i I "- -^ j£»ir r ta w^AriS£ European set-up and t fa ' tectcd. and added: "Should another war develop /f. twecn West and East Europe Wen- em Germany presumably would be in lhe front-line defenses of tli. Wnst. What happens then to [ h ° maintenance of German military impotence? It seems a fatV g lew that the Reich would become not only „ vi ta| base for operations of the Western allies .but might he in! vited lo call German manpower to the colors for defense." Since that writing, the social Democrat, official newspaper of tlie Socialist Democratic Party in Western Berlin, has charged ihnt the Communists are creating a people* army of 360,000 men in the Russian Zone to impose their polities even after the Russian military force* withdraw. Such an army would moan one armed Red for every 50 persons in the Soviet Zone—an ominous sounding figure. The Russian Army newspaper Taegliche Rnndschaut marie the counter-charge that the Americans and British are creating a 180,000- man police force in their zones, and that tlie French are recruiting 7 CO German police weekly. The Western allias retort that the total police force for all three zones is 113- OM, which Is one policeman for each 416 persons. Poses Tou«h Problem Well, Ihere we have a situation which gives pause for consideration. It is a position in which there could be a conflict between political «; military thought. There are tUSlti'- enccs of opinion in some important quarters as to whether Germany should be rearmed in the interests of general peace. Tlie political viewpoint broadly speaking has been ihat German disarmament is essential to the maintenance of peace. Tiiis thesis has ben strongly supixn-ted by the French ivho have suffered so grievously from invasion in the two wrirld wars. The expressed military viewpoint lu any country naturally follows the policy of the government. However, there is a large school of military experts among the Western allies it-may disputed the claim that Carney Leslie's team of this year is the flrsl to be undefeated. They claim they were undefeated m 2-i. A check ot the record showed they were undefeated on the field but forfeited a game to Caruthersville when they refused to continue with the game. They were tied by Paragould that year, 6-6, rearmed defensively. The arguments for reui-ming Germany rest mainly on two points: (1) The Germans admittedly are among the world's best' 1 fighting men. (2) If there is another general European war Germany is likely to be the cockpit. IN HOLLYWOOD . . XT:A Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) Olio of the. big movie firms. I hear! Just took a survey of'the country to find the reason for railing theater attendance. No 1 reason, they discovered, was that the public hail been bitcn loo tunny times by gia- ganilc. promotions for pictures that didn't live up tn the ad writer's adjectives. Si> ni.jvbr. you'll In t* Itt see the d.iy uhrn a movie ail re.uls: "This iiirluiT isn'l .M> lull. Iml mavfoc yrjifll liUe it." Gloria Swiinson and her daughter, Mii-hele Farmer, are di-cn-s- ing a mother-daughter str^v tor the screen. Michcle. who -.vil] be 18 in April, made a wonderful lest at M-G-M. was orrercd a Inng- trrm contract hut turned il down because i t would prohibl s i,u>c plays. M-G-M got mad aboul tlie whole thing nnd now is refllsluc to show lhe test to a couple of other studios. which are InlorcMrrt in Die girl. Paul Honreid is en route to Paris to do "The Charmed Circle." a comedy about n retired professor end a haunted rastle. His srini- riocmnctuary about juvenile delinquents. "Fic.ipc if you Cnn," will he released by UA in February. It was filmed entirely in New York. ToiiRh Cluv (;ose Comic John G.irfielrt will star tn a comedy—his first- -for Roberts Productions. »- s "I/jst Streetcar," by Arnold Manoff . . . Teoec Productions will soon p;it n 'TV show on the air with n provocative title. "1 Married a D.-vs." . . . M-G-M has offered Ella Raines a term contract. biit the odds aro against her taking it. she likes her frettom. .fark U'r;ilhrr anil Bnnila Oran- ville write from Paris Hint an American tourist must he a millionaire to pirk up the l.ilis liaml- eil out at M.iviiws and the Tnur d'Arscllt. A 1<1l)il franc note, says Jack, irlio is lining up L'uropean distribution for h 1 5 Cardinal Mindsjenly fii m , "Guilty of Trea- son," is a barely aci:c|ilablc lip :il their hotel. What he ilue.sn'l say, nf course, is Unit tlie franc is now wnrlli S0.002857 and -,\ 10(10- fraric mile is tlie equivalent of S2.Kf> iu U- S, money. That nasty man—Richard Wid- inark—is tack will, us again. The prize heel in "Kiss of Death" became a goody-goody boy for a cciii.ih- of films, but now he's spit- in' nails agnin in -No \vav Out." He'.- tougher than ever. In fact He flo»s Linda Darnell with n he.;i,v chain, starts a race riot and : ('"ininils murder. Nice wholesome j kui I They're trying to de-glamorize Luiila Darnell for her role of a car hop in the same film, but the , •s-il Is sn beautiful that all ihc-v'vc j ^j'™. "hie to do is stop her from A tousli Job The make-up department pave i her .-, hard mouth nnd eyebrows i to match and the wardrobe bovs I "limited her with bargain basement specials. But she still looks i £< L| :d to me. | Linda told me a funny story I about the home movies she anil I i'cv Marley lake of their 2->e.ir- !<>Id adopted daughter. Lola. Marley is one of Hollywood's top eam- rvanien. but Linda has to wnrh the movie camera at home She I r\|));iins: j "He p.ins loo fast and forgets i lo focus. Unless lie lias ;s crips j working win, dim, l,e's unhappy. So I take lhe movies." • Jack Mi-Coy, w h o replaced I George Murphy as M. C. of "Hol| lywoori Calling." and his wire have ' reconciled arter a tour-month separation. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By U'illiam E. MrKcnncj- America's ('arrl Authority Written for N!:A Service You Should Know Good Bidding Rules Mrs. Phyllis Sclw llcnbcrg. with Harry J. Fishbcm, operates New York's largest bridge club, the Atoyfalr Bridge Club. She is the only woman associated with a bridge club whn *»t-s not teach bridge she "Hie first all-electric radio sets i which the, storage battery was eliminated were developed nearly 25 years ago. another bid. which he did. of two no trump, then North, having more than just EI minimum two spade response, is justified in bidding three spades, which will sign the hand off, or taking the band direct to game." The play of the hand is rather simple. The opening lead of the deuce of clubs should be won in dummy with the ace. A small diamond Is led and the jack finessed. When It loses lo the king and West returns another club, the declarer wins this with lhe king. He should cash the ace ot diamonds and ruff a diamond, pull two rounds of trurnp and ruff another diamond, thus holding his losses to two hearts and a diamond. . ; Korean Reds Repent SEOUL. Dec. 3. <,D—The National Association of Converts from Corn- mluni.sm announced yesterday it signed 12,196 Koreans durm« "change of heart" week. , heart" week. | Sponsors of the membership drivp said some of the. former Commun- [ isls sent in repentant letters written Lake City Firm Chartered LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 3. (AP) — Articles of incorporation filed yesterday at the secretary of state'* office included: Perry and Fry Livestock Commission • Co.. Inc., of Joncsboro. Ark., authorized capitol 1,000 shares- al $50 each, Incorpor- alors are J. Y. Perry. Joncsboro; Lynn Fry. and Harry Fry, both of Lake City. State Ffower Answer to Previous Puzile Arkansas Soldier Dies FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 3 —'.v —Private John E. BouBhton of ITiilemiinn. Ark., died Nov. 26 when the l.-ixi in which he was ridlnij rrnsliecl into a tree near Heixeld. the U.S. Army announced yesterday. * A 1062 V852 + A654 AKQ943 ¥K6 * A J52 + K7 Rubber—Neither vul. South Wtst North Eirt .1 + Pass 2 4k Pass 2N.T. Pass 4 A Pass Opening—A 2 3 likes bridge and has played it tor many years, but has no desire lo beconjr im expert. She operates the club for the enjoyment of Its members, providing them recreation and entertainment. When she sits in a game she Is slow even lo advise beginners when they make a mistake In the piny or bidding. However, if they do ask her a question yon can rest assured Ihat the answer will be an Intelligent one. or she will refuse to answer. I tike the way she explained today's hand to one of her members. Phyllis said. "In response to the one spade bid North bid two spade.s, which Is generally n weak bid. 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