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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1949 THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS •ram COURIER NEWS co. , H. W. HAINES Publisher JAMBS L. VEKHOEFF. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertiiloi Manager Bo!» Nation*! Advertising Repr«senutl«»: Wtllac* Wltmer Co. New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atl»nt», Memphla. . entered « Kcond clns» matter »t the post- office at Blythevllle, Artaruaa, under act ot Congress. October 8, 1917. Member ot The Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION' RATES: By carrier ID the city ol Hlythevllle or anj tuburoan town where carrier service It maintained, 20c per week, OJ 85o per month By mall, within a radius of SO miles $4.00 per year. »2.00 for sli months. 51 00 tor three months: by mall outside 60 mile cone (10.00 per year payable In advance, Meditations Happy and thrice happy are they who en- Joy an uninterrupted union, and whose Jove, unbroken by any complaints, shall not dissolve until the last day.—Horace. * * * And the rib, which the Lord Gar! hath taken from man, made he a woman, and mnught her unto (he man.—Genesis 2:22. Barbs A New Jersey man found two pearls in a restaurant oyster—and then probably complained about the check. » » * It's interesting when an astronomer finds a tall on a comet. Most of us can't even find the comet . * * * A doctor removed a tiny bell from the throat of a Pennsylvania girl, which had tinkled every time the tot uttered a sound. She used to be a rhiger for her mother and dad. * * * A Michigan girl Insisted on marrying a man while he still had scarlet fever. Was his face red! * * * A musician says every violinist should have two Instruments, since fiddles, like fiddlers, get fclred. Not to mention listeners. Federal Reserve Experts Want Clamps on Credit 'By the end of 1949 consumer credit is expected to pass the $17,000,000,000 mark. Measured in dollars, the private debt of the American people is twice as great as in prewar days arid three times its level at the end of World War II. Economists of the Federal Reserve Board don't like to see this continuing growth of credit. But the men who are actually lending the money aren't yet worried. They believe buyer credit can be expanded safely another $3,000,000,000 to $5,000,000,000. The lenders argue that consumer debt is running only a little more than eight per cent of personal incomes left after payment of taxes. In 3039 such credit amounted to 11 per cent. So long as incomes remain fat enough to keep that ratio below its previous high, the lenders apparently will be satisfied to go on putting consumers on the cuff for all kinds of goods and services. Reserve Board experts r'eel that today's high incomes ought to mean a higher proportion of straight ca.ih payments instead of bigger and bigger credit allowances. If people have the money, they should use it to pay r'or things instead of going into debt. These economi-na are perturbed about ihe easier ar.fi ea. J i«r credit tftrrns being offered ir; rr.i-v piacsa on .-a!es of automobiles. rarf;o ar.i ~.~'.*: : .?.i<m sets, refrigerator? pliances. Some car liefelt tle as 1 1 00 down pay on brand-new vehicles. Nothing down and years to pay are the terms frequently dangled before prospective appliance purchasers. Incidentally, about $18 of every ?lf)0 in consumer credit is owed on cars. Buying of appliances and radio and television sets accounts for another $15 of each ?100. These are the chief categories of installment buying credit. Mon. ey repaid in installments to small loan firms, banks and credit unions comes to ?2o more. The experts like to distinguish between installment loans and other credit, including charge accounts, some loans from banks, service credit from doctors, lawyers, garages, laundries and the like. Repayment in lump sums is the feature of this type. Such credit is now about $125,000,000 below the level of a year ago. Yet it still bulks very large, with charge accounts representing $10 of each $100 in consumer debt, single payment loans ?17 and service credit up to ?6. The installment allowances, however, produce Hie furrowed brows among He- serve Board members. They think they ; are &.=>;: fi .ith three a:- lit- ears to should have power to restrict these loans, as they did until Congress let the authority lapse last June 30, But the figures show that the former restrictions had little retarding effect on the growth of installment credit. Terms wore stiffer than now, but the total outstanding debt went on rising anyway. Probably the total will continue soaring to new heights until lenders decide —perhaps suddenly—that people no longer have the income to make their payments. For that seems to be the only economic measuring rod they're interested in. Knows the Technique A young A PL newspaper editor . named Ed Wall is being linked romantically with Margaret Truman. Whether or not there's anything to it, Wall talks like a man who would go well in Washington. ' He started out by commenting: "I can say absolutely nothing about that." Having got this flat statement out of the way, he proceeded to utter additional remarks calculated to mystify everybody. Wall insisted he isn't romantically interested in anyone but added thai ho could not deny close acquaintance with any specific girl. That seems to leave the way open for almost anything. Spoken like a good congressman, son! Views of Others The West Walks With Germany To find a .sure basis for peace between East and West is only one of the most urgent problems facing western statesmanship toiiuy. Another is to find a reliable basis for peace among nations usually classified as "weslern." Which of these two tasks win press harrier tor fLiUfJMmeiil in the next few years it is not yet possible to say. At the moment the chief exertions or western leaders address themselves to the East- West question. But in n net distant tomorrow will that other too familiar conundrum, the German problem, become even more demanding? The query becomes pertinent as the West German Republic prepares to enter European liie on the new footing provided in the Bonn agreements. We make this query not as a way of predicting an unfortunate outcome fur western policies. We make it because western .statesmen must at every step of the way toward agreement with n "good 1 Germany remember that there is also pre.se nt an adversary with which peaceful peoples—Germans and non-Germans alike—can only disagree. That adversary has shown itself olten enough not to need much description. We say this adversary is still v,'ith us. Do the western agreements with the »cw German republic refute this assertion? They do liplV.Arc they Impelled by knowledge that the de-naziflcation ot German thought is ncaring success? Or by conviction that Germany has earned its way—as western statesmen have earlier said it must earn its way—back into world society? They are, on the contrary, impelled almost solely by j_/n'rer considerations, The fact is that both Russia anil the West arc bidding lor Germany "as is." It is ironic thiU even at those points- where western policy would hold out against lhe more ambitious German nationalists, Kus.sian policy nisfces a holdout, appear obsolete. For a. current example we have the reported conversion ot the "people's police' 1 in eastern Germany into a military force at just the moment when Chancellor Adenauer of the western republic disclaims any hope for rc-recrr-ation of German military forcr-.s. When France** Foreign Minister, Robert Solui- rnni, in debate in the French parliament late la.st week on the Bonn agreements, pointed out that the UniU'd Slates is today "conscious oi the .solidarity that exists between it and Europe," he named one uf the more hclpIuJ elements in a difficult situation. But in Kurope American statesmen are royai'deri as "optimistic" auuul Germany. And ll IP not forgotten that the policy which now lends to the IJmin agreements at the oui.set stressed the desire—rrexprp^sed only •A few days ago by James M. Byrnes, former ,scc- reiaiy of state—to lift the German load from the American taxpayer. American? should not devclo pthe delusion that the Bonn agreements are a step toward "Retting o;it from under'* their German obligations. Thr.se agreements may well mean the United States' gen:tig cier-pcT ml<) a general European obligation than u is imw. For the best present hope of making a reviving Germany safe for democracy and peace !s u> make It pnrt of a unified Kurope. And there is no dividing the future of thru unified Europe from the future of (he United States. If this is understood, the lion niigrei'inrnts. and the probability which they [orecn^i of further inrrra~es in German power at a lalrr date, can be made safe. But it must be unricrstonrt. — CHH1STIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY Over the Hill to fhe Poorhouse Island of Formosa Becomes An International Hot Potato Wr-'ro .last 35 ficc as the air.—Vice Pir.suicnt Albcn W. Bark Icy. * » ' * In my opinion, any effort to "soit pedal" NMTv.iMik; .oar i-rimea) will Incniably play into tlip'hhnds of tho?e Germans uho do mn \vant a donmeratic Gmimny.—Brie.-Gen, ToJlont Taylor, chief counsel for war crimes. The DOCTOR SAYS By KAvtJn ['. Jordan, 'M. 1). Written for NKA Service Most skinny people say that no matter vthat they eat they tannol Bain weight. Even when this statement seems true, and they seem to eat as much as others who have a more normal amount of fat on their oodles, they can usually gain If Ihcy work at it. is something like coal: the for the however, the human food is the fuel body. Unlike coal, however, if more is taken in than Is burned up, it. will be transformed and stored as fal. The answer to the question of Raining weight, therefore, to take more food in than Is used by the burnlng-np activities of the Ixxly in the form of exercise and oilier bodily functions. NeiMl More Calories a l- PETERS EDSONS Washington News Notebook Shifting of Population in United States Could Bring Increase in House Seats WASHINGTON — <NEA>— The U.S. center of population will definitely lie shoved across the west bank of the Wabash River after the 1950 census. For the past f>0 years Indiana has claimed this honor of being the cetUer-of-populalion state. The 1940 census put it in Sullivan County, Indiana, south of Torre Haute. In 1780 the center of population was out in the Atlantic Ocean, due in the curvature of the ea.sf coast line and the relatively denser population of Now England. In 1790 the center of population \vns 20 miles northeast of Baltimore. Si ace then it has gradually been moving west, heading towards Leaven worth, Kans., which is the geographical center of the country lybody's guess—and n good | oi in population RS well as the west. True, California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Nevada have gained from 45 to 60 per cent in the last 10 years. But they had greater open spaces and less population to begin with. What all tho.se and other shifts In population amount to for the whole country is a net gain of H per cent for ihe pnst 10 years, or a Jump from m.000.000 to over 150,000,000 people. Another- way of saying it Is Dial every month for- the past 10 years, the U.S. has been gaining population c<|iml to a city the size of Hartford, Conn,, Nashville. Tenh., or Akron. Ohio. Or a 10-year gain equal to ihe present combined pop- I ulaiion of Indiana, Illinois and betting proposition, too—on where the- ISriO center of population will show up. The general area will be between Paris and Cairo- Illinois. thut it. not France and Egypt. And n good hunch is that, it, will he not more than 25 iniies vest of the Illinois-Indiana line, which is the Wnba.sh River in this area. It's What the.se changes do to the economy of the country Is no small There the country is every indication going to keep rowing at this rnte, snarling up traffic: still more. The formation of T .000,000 new families in the pa.st 10 years has erer a lot of new business. Efalf something for the locnl Chambers! of America's annual turnover states may lose one each to of Commerce in those parts to sl-rm apruing about. Hccau.se of the heavy postwar migration towards the west, there has been some belief thnt the 1950 census would put the center of population in Missouri. The "Show Me!" state has about every other top honor En government now, so why not that? f'iisl f.s n;iinhiij Also The trouble with this calculation implications. Before Jan. 1, 1951, the [ may lose out- as the -second most Is tlm the east has been gaining Bureau of Census must report to I populous state—to California. furnishing goods and services -„ families—juitos, housing, furniture, laundry, food. The birth of 30.000,000 babies in the past 10 years has created n. vast market for infant wear alone. The lengthening span of life means more business supplying the aged Congress May Expand The increase timt shitting population also has Important political Foods can be chosen which have comparatively high calorie or fuel incm. Fats or carbohydrates sup- )ly more energy and therefore have Chinas big Island of Formosa which, has been equipped by Genera llsslmo Chiang Kai-Shek for the Nationalist* last-ditch stand ngalnst the Communists, is becoming another international hot potato. Senator Smith (K-NJ) staled the other day that Genera I oer a Genera I Douslas MacArlhur recently toi d him For niosa is essential to Ihe security of American Pacllic defense. i Th" sen ator said he believed MacArth ,r would favor sending U.s h± o the island to head O jf any Com miinlst invasion. The Chinese Reds by the way. are said to pi an occii" pallon of Formosa by next summer And why should Formosa be es sential to America's defenses? Wei' the military experts say (his island In hostile hands would flank the U.S. defensive ni-ea In that, vital area. Including our great, base of Okinawa. Formosa lies athwart the entrance to the China Sea, between China and the Philippines if, southern tiii is only 250 miles from the northern shore of Luzon, chief PlitltDoine island containing Manila . . and Uncle Sam's base at Oavite .lore HkEihood of putting on fat ] Formosa also is about G50 mi 1 "^ .h:m proteins do. Besides choosing | from Jauan oroiH-r. and some 4u) :he foods for their weight and j miles from Britain's big colony of _ - producing qualities, it \s comparatively simple just to eat more. i}ih calorie-containing foods include the .sweets, potatoes, bread ind butter, cereals, butter or rnar- Ljarme, cream and the like. Whole milk is silso helpful. In trying to eat more fat-producing foods the other necessary elements of the diet should not be left out. One rnu.st obtain balance in the diet and some fruits, meat, vegetables, eggs, fish, and other substances which are not high in fat-producing calories should be continued to maintain good health. If cannot b c emphasized too often thai a balanced diet must be kept up. Almost anyone, who does Hong Kong. Island llirli In Resources Formosa (or Taiwan as the Japs call iU Is about the size of Massachusetts. Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. Its population K some 6.000.000. 'Hie island is oblone In shape—245 miles long ami 88 miles across at Us greatest width. Tt has a good harbor and modern transport, though It has a mountainous backbone upon which, incidentally, live savaee head-hunters. Tt is rich in natural resources. This Island was ceded to Japan at the end of the Chitio-Japanesc war of 18D5. You get an Idea of hoiv important the Japs regard it from the fact that they were very strict about foreign ships entering the harbor. Cautains were fined or not have some serious disease can 1 nn ™ r ' JC;a , mal " s vvcre fi " c<1 ° r ( m- gain weight by following the plan! P™ 011 ™ for taking refuge there or decreasing activity and incrcas- [ w '' !lt> ". t . P""»ssion even In a .storm, ini! the mod eat 1-11 ' . So . tncre J' 011 '> av e the island President. Truman and he must advise Congress on the exact nose count. The Congress then has if days in which to take action or. increasing the membership of the House of Representatives. If no action Is taken In that time, the membership stays where It Is, at 435 congressmen. The clerk or ... ... ,.._ the House then notifies each state ; the food eaten. Note: 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. QL'IISTION: I had a tick bite two years ago and it hasn't healed yet. What do you advise? A\S\Vi:it: There is probably some chronic infect ion. present which has prevented healing. Quite ! view that it would'be likely .simple would help. surgical you which Is "causing global heartburn- ings. At first glance it would scejiij that its occupation by the Coti4v mini tats would be a .serious thing for America. However, the situation has to be viewed from both the political and the military angles, and on inquiry we encounter differences of opinion. Hailds-Off Policy Prevails Some military greats insist that American control of Formosa is imperative. Other groats incline to the i a good thing 000 people in North America. how many congressmen It will .... entitled to elect from 1952 and until the next census. It's up to the states to figure out their o\vn redistricting to accommodate any the number of congress- changes men they may be entitled to. Originally, there was one congressman to every 30.000 people. The 1940 census put the ratio at one congressman for every 301,000 people, [f the size of Congress is not increased next year the ratio will be one congressman for every 350,000. The number of congressmen— 435—hasn't been chanced since 1910- Some people think 435 is too many. Tt's impossible to predict accurately what changes in state delegations will be marie next year, but tbis is approximately it: California will gain seven to nine seats. Texas and Florida will gain one or two. Most of the Southern treatment j for the United States to control the I island but that n isn't essential ' -ince we have control of the sea and estimated there arc 200,000,- the air. Politically, American control of Formosa is widely regarded as undesirable, exponents of the hands- off program hold that occupation by the United States would raise the cry of imperialism. The effect, on the Asiatic wo'rid-. would be bad. Moreover the political .situation , hand. East would get In twice and j his club stilt would not be set tip. and if East had a five-card club suit the contract was automatically down. Mr. Lehrfield decided he might have a squeeze or. end play on East. With that in mind he won the fir.st trick with the jack of clubs. Then he led a small diamond to the ace. which held the trick. The jack of diamonds was played and when ISa.st showed out, ..... _ „ migration of Negroes to the Cleve- land-DetroitChicago area. Oregon and Washington seem sure to gain one each. Maybe Michigan and maybe Connecticut will gain one apiece. Pennsylvania am! New York will be close and might gain or lose one. Pennsylvania, Incidentally. IN HOLLYWOOD Ry Ersfcine Johnson \EA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NKA> — Esther ing Esther's chin, in the dress -she Wilhuiu.s had the yigslcs. • | almost wa-s wearing, there wasn't much of Esther left to hide, ly.md moved the offending shoitl- John Lund's left shoulder was hutins; the lady's chin. Hotly Tin t ton was ninkiiiE: the rsiiUTS rinc: with "Anything You dm IX-) T Ciin Do Belter." Hob Walker, in n dair.tv apron, 'A as at'ackint; a 5 ink full of dirty <ii.<bf. i s and the coif re was boiling vrr. iler. There's nothing spontaneous about film love .scenes. A kis^ on n movie sound stage Isn't just a kiss. It'.s a production. Esther's * gown had a high neck there was enough wide open Esthrr had ttu; sii^sTi's bre-u;. 1 ^ director Robert Z. Loonaul \\a-s slim\insi bet ho\v she should walk lor n -Hic-ne in "The Dutches.- of I<ialio." He nl.so wns sho'.vinj: her how .she should flutter her eye- ; I a 5 ties HI Johrt Lund. i I/rmnrd. once nn actor. hfL> been | .<;teppiiLi; injo ht.s stars' ,^hor,s — f 5ho\viiif! them instead of telling t llK'iii—frmii the day he staricd di- j recuna in 1^15. it was Leonard who ! directed Greta Gi\rtn>'s first test at, ; Keel M-G-M. j .,,' GccGre couldn't understand Enf?- li.ih .so Lioonard stepjiod in front of the camera and sKtv.vcd hei wliat he u.iuicri l^cr to <lo. G:\rbo looked startled, turned to ?i friend and, in S\vedl f h. said: "If I have U> do it that way I go home." It sviis the first hut not the liist lime G.uth> v,anted to po home. | .spnre to film a western. She coni- | plained the high neck was choking her. It was choking,me?, too. liesl Annfe Yd Correc'iion on Uetty llutton j?ing- i::? "Anything Yon Can Do I Can tv> Better." Yelling describes it bet- u r. It's one of the hit songs, yon know, from "Annie Get Your Gun." Hftly and Howard Keel were re- iHMi.sing ihe number to their own VOUT.% previously recorded, "f can knit a sweater," shouted McKENNEY ON BRIDGE I)y William K. McKcnnc? America's Card .Aiilhorily Written for NK.A Service Analyze the Ridding To Insure Contract I received today's hand from Jack I Lchrfeld, ot New York City, a tax i Urll J. can fill it better," shouted . Carrol Nai.sh, who play* Sit- liuli, was sitting on the sidc- 'T\o .;ren 'em all in (he part," he •••aid. "but Betty IS Annie." !ii\ty wont on knocking herself ou* in the song. Naish went on rav- ins nlxr.it her—"I jil.sl don't know I "hut kccixs her from falling apart." K<ther .s;*id nothing alnmt ROing ] The soil!-; cncled. Bcity bounced home. She just gis^lecl. Then she j out o' Ihe .set. with the crack: Sold me about her threc-month-old i -j ci)lrt understand It—the rec- son. Bcnjio. who is learning how md j_ s u c ,-, r j ng out bllt i/m no t.•• to suim in n wading ixk>l. Either | ... ; ^avK he could dO£ paddle at (ino ',»/]', month nnd now kick* and Mails his ; c , 1 ,' I ' ln rums \vith his chin renting on tin* .•-ivlr of the poo!. "Wouldn't it be lerrible," slic Mid. "if j liad x baby tliaf conldn'l Ins best brogue tor an ». ...n mvu- Ihcn she went bark into her love q, u , t . from: nuii Mr. Muni. Director Leon- | nrcl iwxccl ihro'.iah his camera ami; Thr strawberry vine is a member Mid L'.md's leu shoulder was hid-1 of ihe rose family. a J ways been my cnn- for the screen's most ver- actor. Here's added proof: j Othfr day he took off hi* Sitting j HuH makeup at 5:15. wa.s playing the Italian immigrant, LuigL on the ra I dio al 6 p.m. and at 8:30 turned on sure that- East, \vlio on the Island is not' good. For one ihing there are many Communists there, and it is reported that some 2.000 inhabitants have been shot for collaboration with the Reds. Thns far Washington hasn't made declaration of policy regard;^ Formosa, though one hears matSF unofficial expressions pro and cori. Mr. Lehrfield did not overtake in dummy. A small r.lnb was played which East u'on with the ace and returned a club. Dummy won this :rick with the kins. Now the three xcud diamonds were played, on which North discarded two hearts [n trod action at the Chamber of and a spade. I Commerce banquet ins I night, of C East, who had discarded a small I M. Buck as the "first, secretary of rieart on the second diamond trick | the first Chamber of Commerce" in now discarded two small spades I Blytheville recalled the old timers 15 Years Ago In BlYtheville- and the queen of hearts. Dummy led a small heart, which East had to win with the ace and now he was helpless. All he could do two good clubs and return a spade, which North won son, Louis, will spend tomorrow his hand %vith the queen. The ace of spades took (he last trick. If Mr. Lehrfeld had not stopped to analyze the bidding he would not have made his contract, t feel sure many piayers uonlrl have made the mistake of trying for janbat.ion of the first Chamber of Commerce of this city which was called The Business Mens Club. Mrs. B. A. Lynch with her daughter. ML« Martha Ann Lynch, and in Memphis. W. M. Scruggs. E. D. Gee and Byron Morse spent yesterday Iti Brownsville. Tcnn., where they attended to business. Miss Lillian Dietrich went to heart Cape C»irardeau to spend the weekend with friends. European Animal HORIZONTAL 3 Social insect 1 Depicted -I Mount (ab.) animal 5 Flops' kiln 8 This nntelope resembles a Answer to Previous Puzzle expert, which he sent me in care of the World-Telegram. Mr. Lchr- •—• j 12 Lenses 13 County in Michigan 14 Worthless bi 15 Frozen rain Ailments 7 Compass point 8 Depart 0 Individual 10 Atmosphere 11 Label 13 Follower 16 Half-cm 3.1 Pastry Unit of energy 18 Hypothetical 36 Before (eld has played a lot o[ bridge with Freddy Hirsch, one of the country's " ffi masters. When the four of clubs was led by East, Mr. Lchrfeld, sitting North started counting his tricks. He could spade, five diamonds and two clubs, only eight pricks and he needed nine. Therefore, he had to figure out a way to make another trick. Prom the bidding he was qnke •vulnerable, held the ace of clubs. Also the ace of hearts j\nd i>ossibly the queen of hearts. ' If he tried to ?na;;e a heart trick I he would lose the timing on the I 18 Belongs to it 19 Novel 21 Hang as if balanced 2-1 Foi mcrly 28 Son of Scth 29 Opiate (slang) 30 Kear 31 Obscure 32 Mouth part 34 Reprinting fab.) 35 Great 'Lake 37 Pertaining to land ownership 39 forest creatures •lOPart.in a play 41 Auricle 41 Honey-makc-r 46 Chum 49 Papal tripls crown 51 Reverential fear 54 Deputy 56 These animals are of Kurope 58 Carry (coll.) 59 Immediate VERTICAL 1 Blood money 2 She structural units 20 Married 21 Rang 22 All 37 Native metal 38 Accomplish 42 Siamese pewter coin 43 Oriental -3 Negative reply measure 25 Scepter 44 Mythical king 26 Helix of Britain 2( Place of 45Consumes worship .16 Light touch •17 Since 48 Permit 50 Blackbird of cuckoo family 51 Hawaiian pepper 52 Sebaccoui cyst 53 East (Fr.) 55 Symbol for neon 57 That thing ife 50 HJ 10 II 58 ^7 52. 53

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