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PAGE EIGHT BI/TTHEVTLLK (ARK.) COURFEn NEWS THE BLmiEVU.LE COUKIBB NEWS 1UI COURIER NEWS OCX. H W HAlNK*i FUblUil«r JAMBS U VERHOEFP Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdverUslnt Uantger •• Bol« Nallonil Advertising Reprmenutlvu: W»l!ac« Witmei Co. New Vorlt, Ohlc««o. DetroM, Atl»nt», Uemphti Entered u Kcoml clasi msitei »i the poM- efllc* at Blylhevllle, Arkansas ondM tcl at Con- «reu. October V. 1911 ~~ Uemoer ol The Associated Pr*» SUBSCRIPTION FIATE8: »j carrier In the city ol BlylhevlUr 01 luij suburban town where carrlei service to maintained 20c per week ol 85c pel ooonU) B? mall, Klthio B radius ol 50 mUet H.OO p«l year. $2.00 lor sli months. $100 [01 Uuee month»; by mall outside 60 tnlle tone 110.00 per ieu parable ID edva£ce. Meditations Then Kill I cut oft Israel out of the l«nd which t have given them; and this hoiiM, which I have hallowed for my name, will 1 cast nut ot my sight; and Israel Jliall be » proverb and » bjword among »ll people.—1 Kin|» »:T, » • • Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long and wise experience,—Cervantes. Barbs Parents can at least be thankful that their kids keep out of more trouble than they get Into. • * * A man was pinched for blowing bis auto hum for 20 minutes. The penalty for belnj on » tool. • • • It was jo foggy In a western city a man was hired to walk ahead of » bus and tell the driver where he should go. How often we've wanted to do that! • • • Cause for divorce: falling In lovr at first slRht and right out aealn it first Might. • • • I! you think we need more ndio comedians, you can't be paying any attention to the conl- Tnerciali. Germany Grows Stronger as U. S. Races Reds for Favor Grave risks attend the mounting competition for Germany between the . Western powers and the Soviet Union. .. Although stillf divided into eastern and ; western zones, Germany today is stroug- . «r than it would have been without such •pirited rivalry. Tomorrow it may be far ' stronger if the East-West tug-of-wnr ^goes .'on.: '.':• '-'. There is bitter irony in this situation. ' 'The Allied nations felt they had been ;too soft on Germany after World War (i.> They believed their postwar course "rrad.actually spurred the rise of Nazism 7 and opened the way to another war. ' And they were determined it should not " happen again. The decisions taken at Yalta and Potsdam by the Allied leaders were de, signed to create a postwar Germany that would be robbed forever of its war• making power. In those days there was even serious talk of reducing Germany to an agricultural nation. • What the West did not expect was Russia's un-co-operative policy in Germany. This attitude quickly wrecked all hopes for smooth progress toward a peace treaty and threw East and West into a strenuous struggle for the people, the industry and the land of Germany. Naturally this contest sharpened rather than lessened the division of its territory into two opposing camps. Each contestant made concessions to Germans under its control, not only to keep them in hand but to \\oo Germans from the other side. From such competition arose the West German Republic governed from Bonn and the Kast German KejHiblic based in Berlin. When the Russians set up their German state, thy granted certain privileges they felt sure would also be attractive to Germans in the West. Sure enough, the leaders of the Bonn republic promptly appealed for new concessions to offset tiiose gained in the eastern section, .lust a few days ago the West acceded to some of these demands and laid the groundwork for h considerably more powerful postwar Germany. The Western countries agrord to stop dismantling 23 factories making steel, oil and synthetic rubber. One plant in this list accounted for 10 per cent of Germany's prewar -steel-making capacity. Restrictions of German merchant shipbuilding were relaxed. The Rcmn government will tie allowed to have trade represent atives overseas. Western Germany did, of course, make certain promises in return. H acknowledged international control of the rich Kuhr industrial district. Kxistiug limits on steel oulpiil—as contrasted with capacity—remain. To re-inforce these promises, Secre" Uvy of Defense Johnson has declared that the Went has no intention of fostering a revived Get-man army under western authority. The idea of such a force, the idea of sll these concessions, is to develop Western Germany as a strong contributor to the security of the fi'ee world against ths Russian Communist threat. The theory is fine—but the dangers cannot be overlooked. The stronger Western Germany gets, the bigger prize it becomes in any bidding for its allegiance. Tims the more likely are further concessions to keep the strengthened land within the western nations' family. The West is admittedly trapped in a difficult situation by Russia's rivalry. But that cannot minimize the fact that day by day we are yielding more and more strength to x Germany we said a few years ago should never again be powerful enough to wage war. Like Old Times A locomotive builder is said to be working hard on devising a diesel locomotive whistle that will sound like the familiar mournful wail of the steam locomotive. The idea is stipposcd to be to give better warning to motorists who don't seem to pay enough rtllenlion to the present diesel horns as they approach rail crossings. Well, maybe that's it. Fiul we suspect that this particular research jtist reflects America's reluctance to yield its romantic railroad past. The engineers working on the new whistle are probably of the same breed as the Gl's who in wartime went down to the London docks just to hear one good toot from engines being unloaded from home. Views of Others Nice Folks to Have Around. Representatives o f (lie stale's most important industry have Just wound up a session In Lltttt Roclc. They were the delegates to tlie Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation's annual meeting. The problems discussed by this earnest group are problems which affect every one of us. For unless our farmers are doing well, nobody else can prosper, regardless of how he earns the wherewith for his Inflated living costs and man-eating taxes. So the discussions of our farmer-neighbors were first-page news. It was good, sensible talk, too. Particularly reassuring was the crilcisin tired at th« Brannan plan for giving Die consumer clieap food while anointing the farmer with proiliabie returns. This piece of Alice-in-Wonderland economics was turned down by Congress, but seems likely to be tossed into the legislative hopper again. It wovild let Ihe prices of perishable foods—the main part of our eatings-drop to whatever the markets would pay. Then;Hie farmer would be subsidized from tax revenues enough to give htm » pleasant income. Prices of cotton and grains would be supported pretty much as they are now—by government loans and purchases. Onr visitors saw the trick In that liocusponu. They smelled politics in it. and recognized that it would lace a socialistic strait-Jacket onto the farmer, and soak the consumer with a heavy and unjust lax-cast. (An Illinois rural economist, R. W. Bartlctt. figures the co.st might go to 19 billion dollars a year.) The good sense of these farm leaders is comforting. The Democrat compliments them. It's a pleasure to have such a group around. In this time of so much cock-eyed public thinking and spending. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Got the Whole Pack in a Dither ' MONDAY, DECEMBER Jig, 1349 British Socialism About 'Set' For Possible General Election Th« DOCTOR SAYS Among the great unsolved problems of medicine is (he disease generally known as rheumatoid ar- thrills. This Is often a truly tragic By I)e\Vill MacK«ii;.l« (A! 1 Foreign Affairs Analyst) British Socialism, having just won another parliamentary by-election to the d scomfort of the hopeful Conscrva Ives, | 3 fU5t abmit [ ( Ihe forthcoming general election which may eventuate by February This general election "ll determine whether the voters want continue the experiment In condition usually .tucking 1 ™.! «™ £? "ft""-* In Sociall of the points simulatneously or one ' d ™! %, ° leade slC 5 ",™" 5 " 1 lm after the oilier, it produces pain. I ™' Y,m Tims It 'JM°' Wins t°n tenderness, swelling and stiffness. I „,"',;, ,,, n "f , ,„ ' alr '•> be The victims of rheumatoid arthritis | "£f. ,,j., to ,y m< ™e»U>U5 in Briare likely to become depressed and eventually more or less crippled. As yet the cause of rheumatoid arthritis is not known, it has a tendency to aflict women more than men ^, 0 ...,*.„.,. ,,!,„., than older ones. Frequently those with rheumatoid arthritis become thin and emaciated. The muscles ""'." become weaker and anemia and j v !j lion If tiie Socialists are returned 1* power it likely will mean »,",,£ it. that they will govern the co.m- try not only for tlie normal five- f t! a five 5car low fever are common The outlook is not always dim, •logiess toward a greater and eater crippling. The condition •ay stop after only one or two Jints have been affected. Cortisone Still Scarce ft wouldn't - be revert to coumt; Watched as Indication The current by-ctei:lion, which was held at South Bradford, wasn't in itself a mutter of vast import. However, it was being watched in- PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Statements That May Boomerang Are Occupational Hazards in Politics WASHINGON fNEAJ—Connecti- cut's Gov. Chester Bowles recently wrote a magazine article saying that the "independent" voters should affiliate with one or the other of the major parties. If they don't writes Bowles, "i believe they will lie seriously handicapped in their ef- fort.s to offer consistently top-level candidates or aggressive, clearly defined programs, or to produc-e re- s|xnisib!c, effective political action." A few days after this came out, rumors spread that Governor Bowles would appoint William Benton as, Connecticut senator to succeed the resigning Raymond E. Baldwin. And a. few days after that. Mr. Benton Issued a statement that though he had supported the Truman foreign ,, policy wlnle he had been assistant I OI1 „ , ovcmmcnt salarv 0 , 520.030 secretary of stale, he was not af- | Vffl flliated with either political party " prototype of atomic-powered of leL=s than J2COO n year has created quice an impression in Washington. It was only a short time after this report came out that presidential counsel Clark Clifford announced his resignation. The reason given Is that lie couldn't raise his family on a government salary of $20.000 a year. The recent Joint Economic Committee leport that 33 per cent of Ihe American families had incomes of less than S2000 a year has created quite an impre.ssion in Washington. It was only a short time after this i-e[)ort came out that presidential counsel Clark Clifford announc- .. , ed his resignation. The reason Riven I countries. These foreign customers, is that he couldn't raise his family! short of U. S. dollars, want to reduce their dependence on u. s. cot- engines won't be completed before 1952, says L. R. Hafstad. director of the Atomic Energy Commission's reactor development prop-am. This will show whether the present hopes of the scientists are practical. It will take some time after that to develop working models that will actually fly planes or power ships. Just When Weevil Was I.ii-kcil American cotton growers and exporters are concerned about a possible reduction in the foreign demand for U. s. cotton through ~ However, 11 was nenij 1 wat The great development for the u , nt | v by both leftists and „ anhritis victim has occurred rec- a .s the straw which would indicate putly. This is the preparation of which way the political wind was substance known as Compound E blowing across the country. or cortisone and its trial on sev-) The Socialist.?, having won their oral arthritis sufferers. It is still 35th straight by-election in South nor clear why cortisone should pro- | Bradford, figure'the wind is set fair date the remarkable effects that for their ship pf slate, it docs in rheumatoid arthritis. The Conservatives had taken con- As has been pointed out many -"idci-ablc hope fiom the recent gen- c-ial cleciion in Xtnv Zenfaiul where hut in the view of many leaders in the field, the line of investigation now opened up offers more hope than anything which has developed in the past. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual riucstlons from readers. However, each ri.iy -he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column TUF. nOCTOIl ANSWBP.S Br Kiln-in I'. Jordan, jr. r>. ..QUESTION: Not long ago won said in your column that people with poiter were not mentally responsible—in other words, they were plain nuts. This has caused me to except in rare cases. easier ._ „ getting jostled ubout in crowded conditions. British Socialism is giving the voters a glowing picture of achievements claimed. For example: Th» number of unemployed In September, 1039. was 1.407.959 and In September, 1Q40. was 267.866; unemployment benefits .retirement pensions and health services have bce» inaugurated; the average week^^ wage rate hfis increased by about 80 percent since 1930 and the cost of living has increased about the same, but counting overtime pay the increase in earnings has been 103 percent. There's a lot more to the story. However. Socialist officialdom does.- - - ,--^- - . ,. ^ claim all the credit for the.ss will show whether the present holies worry. | tilings. During virtually the whole ANSWER: t am sure that 1 never 1 war period the government was R said this, ft certainly is not true, coalition, with the Conservatives in the majority. Furthermore, the Conservatives also aimed at the public, suadrs benefits which have been carried out At llm point North can make n ^ the Socialists cue bid of five diamonds. Now let _. ""Ion Is Critical us look at smith's hand. His partner . °' CDllrse ' thf ", e *™ two M<1 " has made a jump bid to throclpades £ ««^—^m "STpre- fi vo spades In the ace. tun-rs in New York City. He declar- ' and classified himself as an independent voter. Three Navy Out captains _ tlie bad CoiilraiUrttn; Himself I 1 "*' 5 of the B - 36 inquiry—may have Past words ' of Federal Security I lost lhe>r chance to become rear ad- Adminlstrator Oscar Ewing are also j mlrrils thls >' ear b i' fighting the Air i'iil2 now ' ce " :1<i Ilati 9 r ial defense unifica- being cited to smile him. Ewing now I says flatly that the Budget Bureau's recommended cut in medical care for the families of armed services personnel is strictly a matter between the Budget Durcau and the Department of Uelense. But oppone SO THEY SAY Modern .society has progressed R long way since the days when tlie courts enforced the doctrine that husband and wife were one, anrt that- one the husband.—Chief Justice Arthur Vantlcr- bilt of New Jersey Supreme Court. • » » We shall know how to deal witli despotism and foite as we have dealt with it in other centuries as well as our own.- Shah ot Iran. • » * Our real trouble is debt and Uxos. and we cannot cure it by more debt and (axes.—FY>imer Secretary of State James F. Byme?. I think that eventually the fiee nations ol Asia will want the same type of security within the structure ol the United Nations as the NortU Atlantic Pact nations.—Sen. William K. Knowland, iR> CahtorniR. • » * ITs tune the American people started .seiHUi:g men to Congress whose first interest Is In nm- ning the country properly. We've had enoii^ti saUry grubbers in our government to fceop us broke for the next century.—William L. White, candidate for Democratic nomination for TJ. s, senator fiom Ohio. • * * Perhaps the mast tragic error of managenif.ni has been to thoughtlessly assume that the woik-' man is » different sort of person.—Denton K. Swmout, president of Swartout Company. t * * Weakness breeds war—strength commands respect and discourages war.—Defense Secretary Louie Johixson. tion. They are CapLs. John G.,Crom- mclin. Jr., who gave secret' Navy - • -•.- .---• tun-i.i n] l^LW X Ul K k*ILV. Me (leClilr- He certaii'Jy should have the c d the British government's na. _ king p.nd queen of haerts, or the j tkmalization of industry is the short ton. One way to do lhat would be to kine and queen of chills . . . that cut to ruin that may lead his coun- switch their textile industries to j is the least North can have for his j try into Communism. Mr. Palmer told his audience of " i| security is SocinW .. ^ -.,, racket." adding tl'4^ seduces the people into allow-' ' ~ tflem the very things thev should do for .ii.iLv.il Ljurn it-ALiir nituisiries 10 is me icaso ixorin can nave lor nis | try imo uomnull synthetic fibers—rayon and nylon, strons bidding. Therefore South is; Mr. Palmer to Raw materials for these chemical t perfectly safe in bidding seven I 3.000 that social synthetic yarns are abundant near-1 spades. Ism's greatest ra ly everywhere. If foreign spinners could get the technical know-how and investment capital from the United Siates, they could build their own rayon and correspondence to the press- \ A n ^ an P'anli. That would cause ihe Burke, who headed the Navy',5 -Op- American cotton-growing industry , eration 23" that scuttled many unification orders; and P. M. Trapnell. it UtNUJlM,. ' -..., , BIIL opponent.* of Ewing's health ! wll ° hild tt Prominent part in prcs- insnrance plan now point" out that j ™|«tion of the Navy's case to Con- he is on record against such direct I * !re -^ s public medical services. This is the j All three had seniority, brilliant quote attributed to him: "Let no j war records and ability which put one underrate the danger of this! them on a list ot officers eligible trend . . . real .socialized medicine,! 'or promotion to flang rank. A Navy in the form of public medical ser- \ selection board has gone over the vice, has already got more of a [ records oi I hem all. but i!s recom- foothold here than most people ! mcndations have not yet been made realize. We don't want it to KO any Public. considerable loss of market. Not Violating Kronomy Itnlcs One act of Congre.ss which Is There Is no opening that can the contract, as the two' '"K the st!lt e losing clubs can be discarded on the :<intr = and queen of hearts and the i themselves." He called the national losing diamonds ruffled out. lt>alt ^ scrvlce '" Hli «< m "" "integral part of the Socialist frame- widely violated without anybody or " c Lctlsc ami or caring is a provWon in the K,knr "" star ' the Rcv caring is a provision in the Silver Purchase Act of 1934. It orders the United States Treasury to build up ! of the gold stocks. Silver miners i silver reserve stocks to one-fourth don't insist on this becau.se they're now selling all they can produce. Present ratio Is S3.500 oco GOO silver There Arc Other Usr, i *£*.**, to «<f 0.000.000 gold stocks, nils is a ratio of onc-to-eiyht If , It may be three years or more be- I silver stocks were built up "to the I ryhiB to \\ lilcn Ihe Gap | lui e the U. S. knows for sure wheth- I required one-to-four ratio H would The recent Joint Economic Com- er it will be possible to power air- lorce the Tieasurv to nun-ha e 5 mittee report that 33 per cent of . planr.s. submarines or surface ships «X>.000.000 ounces ' costinz the eov the Aineiican families had incomes uv atomic energy. The land-based eminent 54 5000000CO 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille— Several state officers of the Masonic Lod^e and order of the East- Alfred up." The Briton spoke In glowing terms of the financial aid given by America and Canada, asserting that without it, "Britain surely would meet with unthinkable disaster." He pointed out that this aid is "borrowed from hated capitalistic sys- Carpenter, the Rev nnd Mrs I " '" naiea cnpuans Stuart H. Salmon and the Rev.'ami tcms w ' ll! ? h ^ hK . borrowers are so energetically tryin cto destroy." And there you have it. As the feller says. "You pays your money and you takes your choice." realize. We don't want it to go any further." Mrs. W. V. Womack as well as local members ot the Eastern Star were guests last night p. s nii A. M. Chapter 134 for the annual ritick supper. There were. 130 present .,„ ,,„, Harmon Robinson underwent an His motht-r 'MIS. Edwin"Robinson operation yesterday at Memphis is with him. IN HOLLYWOOD Ity Frskinc Johnson N1IA .SlafT Corrcsptindcnt HOLLYWOOD — fNEA) — Tirle this Tlcunlon in Palm Snrincr.s." ir? a littler un filmed drama of t\vo pen|ile tryiiiq (o avoid one flnotli- 1 ! Tt5 stars are Gloria de Flaven and John Payne, who just separated for : if M'Uji decorated xvith a slice of '"^••anber. Voi:'ll see Ginger, Gns.sie and C'iiarlcy in nclion on the court in a forthcoming Hollywood reel. Coy \Var,«;on and I photographed the " Kentucky Hotel. As I kihitzpt] from table to table I came auu-v; MX . in tore.s tin" hands, which make up ! my article* for thi.s week Here is | . Baptist Hospital for appendicitis. Asiatic Deer the first one, out an in- j „ . ....... fm ^ t ^ the last and, they Insist, final time. ! matches lor our TV show. ........ to Both, by coincidence Paim Springs alone to forget, John looked out of his hotel room ; window. Gloria was sitting brsicle the pool of the hotel across thr! street. John heard Gloria was going to j the Racquet Club for dinner. He went lo the Doll House for dinner.' '"IP Five minutes after he sat down.: Gloria arrived at the Doll House, on the aim of Andre Prevail, the] IR-ycar-old M-G-M musical direct-; or. She thought John was going to the Racmiet Club. John le/t the Doll House in a hurry, with a two-second hcilo dud gooriby in Gloria's diicftfon. Ne\t nitirniii^ John took a 1 a.m. phnr barl< to Ilollywond. Palm Rprines was bn/7in' with stars down for the Piinms Cup tennis matches at Charley Farretl's Itacqiiet Club. Tn fact, the town was renamed Pimms Springs for the UVVKSOMK I.ll-'K Kjrol f'lynn waxed sentimental iti a letter just received by one of his Hi'Uvwooi! pals. Wrote Flynn: "If 1 niarr.r TVinrcss (ihika it "ill be my first wrddinp in over four vcars." - for H. Bogart to do a riniM .-nips lias cooled. Because of ins Iinnt page headlines? Kriry Grable. hei stuclio says, will woar a 'very strapless" evening covvn for her role In "My Blue Heaven " \Vh;u niakes a strapless gown Srr HOLLYWOOD on rage 9 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William T.. McKcnncj America's Card :Aulliority Written for XKA Service Ropers and Uov tneml | /f ( >)'C?\S (t Go()(f ' Gifij'Hautwr surprised everyone,, .,.,. "„'.,:',";,."..'.""" with their tennis ability, beatinp /// I I/h()t I 1)1(1(1 III C/ Gorgeous Gussie Moran and Pal ' di Ciro for the mixed doubles title. Thru Bill Powell, who hasn't hail diink in years, surprised everyone decklrri 1o take a couple of the \\inners otf to get a little rest, so 1 dcijrn to Atlantic City. Of from Is n U'our>e I conid not siay n <» » A » S3 J. AJ8 Lesson Hand— E-W South West \trlh 1 A Pass 3 A 4 A Pass 5 » 7 A Pass Pass Opening—* J 12 tcre.sting point in cue bidding. When Soiitli oiien.s tlie bidding - ith one -spatip, North lias a choice of .several bids. He con hid three hearts, or only two hearts, hoping HORIZONTAL I Depicted type of Asiatic deer 7 Its antlets IIFIVC thiee 13 Waken 14 Putin 1.5 Conducted 16 Empty 15 Greek letter 19 Pedal digit 20 Mine entrances 21 Misdeed VERTICAL I Seasoned. - IrilcrslLce 3 Fashion •I Bushel (,-ih.) 5 II is found in • 6 Tesr 7 Liquid mcasurd S Individuals 9 Kxists 10 Seines H Tracks 12 F)v.-nrfs H.Slolh Ansv/er to Previous Puzzle 22 Hebrew deity 25K n ocks 23 Lieutenant V, (-.rent Uke 2-1 Venture 27 Throw 29 Measure of area 30 Atop 31 Mixed type .12 Pronoun 33 Prescribed amount of medicine 35 Single 38 Correlative o( eilher 27 La'jor 28 Preposition .13 Tractable 34 Sjicaker .16 Tidier 37 Natural fats 41 Time period •12 Solar disk 43 Secrete 41 Half an em 45 Seaweed 4G Remove 4V Mentally sound .12Two (prefix) 54 Providing to show the strength of his hand ! 39 pj ura i <>„$(„ later. But I think the best bid Li W Feline three spades. This Is not only a animal game demand bid, but a slam try 42 In front a |so - -17 Rested Most players today use the Jump 48 Follower from one spade to thvee spades as 49 Tint a stronger bid than the jump to 50 Goddess of four spades over a one spade bid. infatuation The latter bid simply shows a. 51 Domineered game hand. 53 Straighlener East's bid of four diamonds only '5 Stoat the opponents. Sou Ill's part- 56 Mentions n > con no siay n^'ay rom ie]tf te oppoens. ous par- I'iitims Cup Later lie ronlrssed U 1h<» weekly duplicate came \vhirh is i^er has shown » very .strong hand wasn't the Engl.sh drink— just. lur-|run by Mrs, Helene Kelly al the i and lie Is justified in going to lour 1 15 i9 2H !6 6(5 * SI 55 d JH i 25 dV il HI M '-; a> '•"•' w 5 i> U i <^J Mi HJ & }J 15 / \ t\ W S 15 ii bt a *) P % •* M '^ di 50 5? ii W. « 10 a 21 / /;',' a '//•; H7 50 II 2i y. 9 \z 57 >?

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