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PAGE EIGHT ^BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TEX COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NES, Publisher JAMES U VERHOEFF Editor FAUL D. HUMAN, AdvcrUxlcs [ 8ol» Nation*! Advertising Representative!: WjOl»c« Wltmei Co. New Vork. Chicago. Detroit. AU&nU. McmphU. Entered u tecond duu matter at the port- otllo» «t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act oi Coo- cress. October B, 1817. Member of Tbe Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION SATES: By carrier to the cits ot Blythevllle or anj luburban town where carrici service U maintained, 20o per week. 01 85c pel month By mall, within a radius ol SO miles (4.00 pej year. S2.00 lor six months. Sl.OO for three month*; by mall outside GO mile tone (10.00 per rear payable In advance. Meditations for there Is no remembrance of Ihe wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now la in the days In come shalj all be forgotten. And how rtleth I lie wise man? as Ihe fool.—Ee- clesiasles 2:16. * * * Equality IE the share of everyone at their advent upon earth, and equality Is also theirs when placed beneath it.—Ninon de Lenclos. Barbs One thing certain about December weather is Its uncertainty. * * * College grads may not lie handed a job with their diplomas, but at least they belong; to Ihe alumni that hire the football coacli. * * * Police speeding to an emergency call in New Jersey found a man who wanted help tying his bow tie. They probably listed it as a missing wife's case. » * • An English woman Is culling » third set ol teeth. To what lengths will they go lo sla.v youthful? * * « A scientist says there are 1800 storms going on every minute. Has he been peeking In or out windows? Farmers Must Face ;Facts and Figures / fiuveau of Agricultural Economic figures presented recently in Production and Marketing Administration conferences and in other meetings where farm j topics were under discussion show that - farmers now are receiving 22 per cent - less for their crops than at the peak - prices for farm commodities. And from the same sources came I. other figures revealing that the prices tha farmers must pay for materials and ' services which go for crop production have declined only four per cent during the same period. These comparisons point with powerful force to the economic conditions facing farmers here and everywhere. Their leaders assert in no uncertain terms that they are facing a difficult fight in which the weak and the careless survive unless the trend changes. Putting the facts in figures, O. V. Wells, chief of the federal government's BAE, said that the net farm income in the United States reached a high of $18,000,000,000 in 1947, and by the end of 1949 the total will have dropped to ?14,000,000,000. He suggested another $2,000,000,000 drop during 1950. Mr. Wells suggested that the government has reached the point where it is not desirable to "disinflate" the income of the farmer, or of the worker, but he hastens lo add that the situation does not add up to a depression. It does mean that every farmer needs to give the greatest attention to his farm program, and the program for farmers generally. The outlook for sending farm surpluses abroad at a price which will give the farmer a profit on his investment is none loo good. In fact, the government experts believe the export market will shrink and that an increasing surplus at home will add to the perplexing situation. Some of them have expressed fears that to continue government supports indefinitely, if the federal funds are available, will tend to work lo the disadvantage of those now receiving the benefits of such a program. They point to increasing cotton acreage abroad, and to increasing demand for cotton substitutes on the home markets. The situation is one which challenges the best thinking on the part of those who plan the agricultural programs for this country, and in the marketing quota elections such as will be held on Thursday of this week the producers have a voice in determining what will be done. It is important that every producer of cotton exercise his best judgment when he casts a ballot and weigh carefully all of the facts. 'Watch the Birdie/ Senator Senator Taft of Ohio has occupied many roles in his Senate career. Now he has another new one—friend of the starlings that swarm over the capital's buildings. True to form, the Ohioan refuses, however, to be a sentimentalist about the birds. He isn't being soft-heated in blocking Senate action on a bill to permit killing of the starlings. No, Taft, the renowned fact-grubber, says he just wants to save the starlings until all the facts are in. He wants to know for sure whether or not they are producers have a voice in determining If they aren't, the starlings probably will lose an influential friend. Views of Others More Light on Lobbies Probably no lav; on earth could drag all the lobbyists out of the recesses of Washington ana into nubile view. But the special House committee which begins a lobby inquiry next month can easily find where some o( the lobbyists hide. Representative Buchanan's committee nas received a preliminary report from W. Brooke Graves of [he Library of Congress. Mr. Graves notes'that the real estate lobby, always trying to obstruct groups in Washington. Other big lobbies are concerned wltli tariffs, farm policy, airlines, old-age pensions, utilities, labor law, railroads, world federalism and whatnot. Leading this assortment of high spenders, for the first nine months of the year, was the American Medical Association. It spent $1,225,000 to try to defeat, national health insurance. Mr. Groves notes that there are three limes as many lobbyists ill Washington as Congressmen, 'fills is conservative. The Congressional Quarterly has estimated that there arc MOO lobbyists, though at last report only 253 organizations were registered under the lobby law. Where are the others hiding? For the most part, legally outside the law. Congress considers lobbying to be legitimate, as an extension of the right ot petition. The Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act U not concerned as much with regulating lobbyists as with collecting Information about them. But while the theory that publicity will help correct abuses Is good, the law ij not specific enough to provide reasonable publicity. Weaknesses of the law begin with the definition ol a lobbyist. This definition Is applied to those who work "principally" for passage or defeat of legislation In Congress. Two limitations arise from this. One Is that many lobbyists can place themselves "principally" in some other busines than lobbying. The other Is that lobbying docs not always concern legislation, or Congress. The Jive-percenters mostly spent, their dubious efforts In acquiring contracts and other favors from executive officers. Consequently, Senator Mundl has proposed to bring under the registration law anyone who seeks a government contract of more than $25,000. Governmental officials also avoid registration, though they certainly may lobby. State officials worked hard trying to get Congress to exempt tidelands oil from federal control, Chairman Buchanan seeks to require registration in such cases. Some lobbies are really giant combines. The National Ribers and Harbors Congress and the Army Engineers lead an alliance of utility, coal, landowning and state Interests behind gold-plated front organizations. They work their difiercnt ways toward similar pork barrels, partially In the open and partly hidden. Another loophole is that [he law requires listing only of those contributing $500 or more to influence legislation. Earlier this year a business lobbyist interested in labor law conceded [hat more than half the 522,000 he had raised was in undcr-SoOfj contributions. Mr. Buchanan also hopes to plug this escape route. There is no necessary relation between the amount ol money spent by a lobby and its effectiveness. Labor unions, for example, may spend less money than business opponents, but tlie unions spcuk with votes behind them. It is money .however, that lies at the root ot lobby abuses and creates the risk of corruption. This ts wliat the lobby law attempts to prevent by Ihe tight of publicity. The Buchanan commit- tec should have little difficulty In throwing light on more lobbies. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY We haven't the slightest chance of maintaining freedom and democracy in Washington or e.xtend- Ing them to other parts of the world unless we do (in ihc localilicsK-Chnrlcs Edison, tomier Navy secretary and one-time New Jersey governor. * » • Chances ol war have diminished slightly recently, but not to tlic extern lhat the u. S. should not be ready 10 keep the peace ai tout- o'clock tomorrow morning.—U. S. Delensc secretary Louis Johnson. We nerd the experience and Ingenuity of an our ciliicns in mobilizing our resources to at- tord tiicm lull opportunity to work, free from fear of economic insecurity.—Labor Secretary Maurice Tobln. Lue and let live. Replace sweeping propaganda gestures wilh earnest efforts to settle the out- slanding differences Admit the possibility of sincerity on the part of the dissenter and seek a common understanding.—Warren Austin, American ambassador lo UN, challenging Ihe Kicmhn. Seems Silly, Doesn't It? Washington News Notebook England's Conservatives See Hope in Australian Elections The DOCTOR SAYS In very cold weather the blootl vessels on the surface of the body contract This Is nature's way of preventing too much cooling of the blood as it comes In contact with cold surroundings. However. If the By neVi'iit MacKcnzle AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Britain's conscrvalivcs naturally are jubilant over the outcome of the New Zealand and Australian elections which have evicted their socialist governments and replaced them with regimes calling for the restoration of private Initiatve. The Brtish conservatives profess to believe that these upsets presage similar disaster for John Bull's cold is too severe or lasts too long, socialistic government In the forth- the flow of blood at the surface is ] coming general election. The social- so greatly lessened that freezing or at least frostbite of the exposed part Is likely. The tip of the nose, the ears, the finders and the toes are particularly vulnerable to frostbite. Frost- bife may come on gradually or suddenly—the latter especially if the wind Is high. First a stinging fcel- ists arc saying little—and indeed there isn't much for them to say. As a matter of fad one takes Ihe liberty or doubting whether cither conservative leader Winston Churchill or socialist Prime Minister Attlce would be wiling to bet his right arm that he can correct!;)!! interpret Britain's prospects on the ' Ing Is present in the exposed p«f ; i *"followed by a pleasant numbness Zealand elections. oflen without any pain Sometimes pc<1 Saturday that frostbite Is discovered only by a ls " tlle til " ilal ' it . v between th strength of the Australian and New This column there a position of England and these dominions "down under." Australia and New Zealand are wide open spaces with rich resources, on the other hand Britain is small, badly overcrowded and has few natural resources. She can't even grow the food to feed herself. The days are gone when she could replenish her glittering coffers by the simple expedient of importing raw materials, fabricating them and re-exporting them to the selfsame foreign lands whence they came. Difference hi Resources The two prosperous dominions are naturally endowed to undertake free enterprise programs. And what is meant by "free enterprise?" ever be tried, and a person'who imsj !iobelt Oordon Menzies, who was been recently frostbitten should Australia's prmie minister from not go near a fire or info a fullyl I!! 39 to 1941 and will be hr.r new icated room until [lie circulation nca d of government, has summed it 'ias been thoroughly restored. up as one in which ambition Is encouraged, in whcih there arc rewards for the courageous and the feeling of stiffness or the noticing ol a whitish appearance of the exposed part. When the frostbitten area begins to thaw, swelling develops and the skin becomes pink, tn severe cases, red or purple blisters filled with serum or blood may appear. After the frozen part has thawed it may remain cold and without feeling. Inter becoming swollen and purple and death of the tissue may set in and that nart eventually falls off. Snow Cure Out Whenever frostbite occurs-thawing should be gradual In cool air or cold water. The practice of trying to rub snow over the frostbitten part is dangerous. Nothing warmer than the heat of the body should Business Relations With Indonesia To Get Special Study in Washington By Tcler Edson NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NBA)— How American business Interests are go- Ing to fit Into the new Netherland- Indoneslan Union set-up is now a project for special study in Washington. This Is no obscure problem of remote foreign commerce. The American economy needs Indonesian supplies of tin, natural rubber, quinine and spices, particularly pepper. Indonesian petroleum products, produced and refined by American oil companies, fuel much Pacific transportation. The problem applies equally to British, Belgian and Scandinavian interests, which have investment!; in Indonesia roughly comparable to the American stake. Under the round-table agreement recently concluded with the Dutch at The Hague, the' new United States of Indonesia government assumes all previous trade and treaty agreements made by the Netherlands with foreign countries. From this it has been deduced Hint U. S. business would have the same privileges under the new u. S. I. government as under the Dutch colonial system. New Nation's Finances Arc A Problem But, so far, this is all in the realm of speculation. Full English translations of all agreements made at The Hague are just now being made available, so there has been a delay in reducing the issues involved to simple problems of arithmetic. There is a general hope that taxes on American business under the new U. S. I. government will be no higher than they were under the Dutch. The infant nation will operate as a fully equal partner in the NeUierland-Indonesian Union, so it will not have the financial burden of colonial administration, if run with a modicum of efficiency, Its budget should be no greater. The expense of maintaining the colonial army, navy and air force in Indonesia was borne by the islands in the past, so there is no new item of expense there. The Indonesian government has agreed to assume the old $1,130,000,000 internal debt of the Dutch colonial government, however, and some military items have been found there. Just what the costs of Dutch overhead have been in Indonesia has been concealed in a colonial bookkeeping system that few outsiders have been able to fathom. So the new Indonesian government will have to start from scratch in setting its financial house in order. Whether or not the Indonesians will undertake sonic radical program of social reforms has yet to be revealed. A U. S. I. constitution has been drafted, but not adopted. Tills bothers American investors as mncli as any other factor. All old rights of private properly are to be respected. If a program of widespread nationalization of Indonesian industry is adopted, the new u. S. I. government is committed by The Hague agreements to give fair warning and Just compensation to foreign Investors. The general impression is that the Indonesians are going to need all the foreign assistance they can get in launching their ship of state on the stormy International waters of 1350. Will Not Be Eligible for ECA Aid Marshal Finn aid lo Indonesia Marshall plan aid to Indonesia gross passes special legislation. Under the Economic Co-operation Administration law as it no'.v stands, .aid to a non-European dependency can be extended only through ono of the member nations of the Organization for European Economic Recovery. When the U. S. I. becomes an Independent country. It will no longer be eligible for ECA enterprising. In which "there no foolish doctrine of equality be- Prevention of injury from cold Is worth any amount of treatment. Attention to clothing is important and those who cannot avoid exposure to dangerous cold air or I'»'<""> lne active and the Idle, the water should try to arrange for Ire- i Intelligent and dull, frugal and 1m- quent rests under shelter. provident." He adds: ' "We must choose between tho Note: Dr. Jordan Is unable to ancient British idea that the c. 0 y- answer individual questions from crnment Is the servant of °th^ people and the shabby. defeattSj continental Idea that we are the servants of the government." So the thing simmers down to the proposition of which theory readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column. QUESTION: Is It safe to use an underarm deodorant which states j of government is right. The British . t n contains aluminum sulfate? i voters must decide that at ANbU'ER: This questions has next general election Thev mini ..... the aid. Practically, this may not be as serious as it sounds. During 'the next few weeks before the scheduled Dec. 27 transfer of sovereignty been extensively studied and the general verdict is that these preparations arc not in any way harmful. 75 Years Ago In B/ytfieviiJe — Sheriff Clarence Wilson has been presented v.ita a gold badge as a Christmas gift by members of his force in the Osccola district of the county. ' The E. B. Gee sales company has been incorporated with Mr. dee as president and W. A. Afflick as secretary and treasurer. Mr. Afflick who recently purchased an interest in the firm will be the manager of the corporation which handles South's hand Is not strong enough to make a reverse bid. In other words, if South then bid two spades. say whether the socialist government has Justified its claims in meeting the country's terrible economic crisis. ; Free false teeth aren't a completely satisfactory answer to that momentous question. More to the point is whether there is any- things for the nippers to chew on at a reasonable price. than South holds. The opening lead was the queen of clubs. When the dummy went down, Mrs. Fleishcr thought for quilc a while and finally called for a smalt club. East followed and Mrs. Fleisher trumped with from the Dutch to the Indonesians. I this would be a reversal and would all of the roughly $40.000,000 aid ' call for a much stronger hand earmarked for the Netherlands " •- - East Indies can be allocated for delivery to the u. S. I- In 1950. This will give the infant nation a good start on Its first year. The idea of a new Marshall Plan for Southeast Asia has been talked about somewhat in Washington, but there is nothing definite on it. If and when it comes, it is apt to be much smaller than the European program. It could conceivably be not much more than an extension of President Truman's "Point Four" program of giving technical assistance to underdeveloped countries, to help them combat communism. ^ IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskinc Johnson NEA .Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD <NEA) — We have with us today a Hollywood authority oh glamor hairdos who would give a pretty penny lo get her fingers into Montgomery CliEt's "chopped-lip" mane. She's a comely redhead named Lee Bronte and it's her job to give movie queens the kind of hair styling that will drive poets and plain John Q. Citizens crazy witli Lee loses a lot of sleep thinking about glamor girls 1 thatches, but Clift is the first Hollywood male whose hair is getting her down. "Only a woodcutter with a wild, swinging axe could have given Clift those uneven bristles," she complains. "Every time I see him 1 want to grab him by the collar and yell 'Hold still.' No, not the way you think. I just want to get a scissors into his pompadour. He after working hours glamor hair for years, but Hollywood's Sloppy Sues still show up at premieres and mght clubs with that kitchen mop look. "There's absolutely no reason for a movie queen to be mistaken for "arpo Marx after 6 o'clock at night." she argues. "Take the gla- mor crop i work with. They've all got little toupees that they carl Blue tinder their hairline or false Pieces that they can attach in the back." To heck with males who squawk about things like that, is Lee's attitude. .. "Anything riasc abore Ihe cye- hrotts l s okay," she sajs, "c\en on men like Ding Crosby and Charles Hover. That isn't padding — it's " Kalhrine Hepburn ts dow-n In could do with a few machine-made h ™\ bo , o!! asv , a sl ?. r who mis - ses -....,- .__ ,_,. _* ,.- _____ ___ , ____ i cnc boat on her off-screen hair- ctlrJs. too. LoU. of he-men are iiav- I ing it done these days." But Lee isn't fanning (o hold her brcnth until Clifl comes stir.ik- in the hack door of her plush dos So is Garbo. "Why." she says. "1 know some French poodles who have better hair styles than Hepburn or Garbo/' Spoiling Illusions Yvonne de Carlo gave Lee Bfvprly Hills salon. t "The few male stars I take care of are brought to me by I heir actiess girl friends," she says, "Apparently Clilt doesn't have a girl friend." Shf.'s Not Fooling Lee is the kind of expert who lakes her work seriously. Hollywood hair has Gotten Into her hair. A glamor girl who shows up at a night club with a stringy coiffure is enough to send Lee lo bed for days with an tce-pack and a ropy of "Release From Nervous Ten-' 0 ? F ' lc wouldn't appear In public sion " plaiTs with her hair in curlers. "I'm super-sensitive about liiings like that," she groans. "Why. I coiildn'l even bring myself to look at Olivia rie Havillniid in 'The Heiress' or Jane Wvman in '.Johnny Belinda.' I wanted to rush right up on the screen wilh a comb and bl ; ls "''i. , ,. , |U. S. census in 1790, now has Lee has been soap-boxing about | more than 2,000,000. shock when she appeared in broad daylight with a handkerchief knotted mammy-fashion over her crowning glory. "Imagine." says Lee. ''what would happen if one Yvonne's male movie fans saw her like that. He'd probably s«t a nervous breakdown." Kathrjii Grayson has good-looking hair. Lee admits, but she wish- She thinks even Helen of Troy would have had as much allure as a plucked chicken lhat way. Philadelphia, which had 28.000 people at the time of the first McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKeriney America's Card Authority Written for NKA Scrvirc Experts Bids u Suit Underneath a Void While kibitzing the duplicate game at the Kentucky Hotel in Atlantic City, N. J.. i s »t behind Mrs. Gloria Plclsher. and saw her I pay a really beautiful hand which ' I am giving you today. Before we get Into the play I the four of spades. She led the deuce of hearts to dummy's queen and returned the eight ot clubs, which she ruffed with the seven of spades. The king and queen of spades were cashed. When both opponents followed. South led another heart to dummy's king. The ace and ten of spades were cashed, South discarding two diamonds. On the nee of clubs the jack of diamonds was discarded. Mrs. plcishcr now cashed the bal- lancc of her hearts, conceding the king of diamonds to her opponents, thus making sis-odd. WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Joseph A. Rlmback, Pltf. vs. No. 11,136 Tasiialina Rlmback, DIt. The defendant Tasunliua Rlm- back Is hereby warned to appear thirty days in the corA in the caption hereof aiM answer the complaint of the plaintiff Joseph A. Rimback. Dated this 28 day of November, ! 1310. ' Harvey Morris, clerk By Betty Bunn. D.C. H. G. Partlow r , attolney for plaintiff. Jesse" Taylor, attorney ad litem. 1129-12:6-13-20 named Frigidalres and Delco lighting systems. Since Mr. Afflick came here three years ago from Chicago he has been associated with his brother c. W. Afflick in the Heal Estate business. The Holy Name society of the Church of the Immaculate Conception will give linen as prizes at the bingo party tomorrow' night Instead of having their usual bai-ar a t Christmas time. Mrs. Paul Grecnwell and Miss Florine Jarboe will be in charge. Actor-Announcer HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1,6 Depicted I Example announcer 12 Awaken Tournament—E-W v;jl. South West North Kart 1 4 Pass 2 V Pass 4 V Pass 5 * Pass 5 » Pass 6 A Pass Opening—* Q i; would like to comment on the bidding. You will notice that Mrs. Fleisher (South) bid a spade instead of a heart. Generally, holding a five-card and a [our-card suit, you bid the five-card suit first. However, the expert has another rule, namely, bid the suit under a singleton or a void. Therefore, as South was void of clubs, (hat convention would call for a spade bid. Another reason for bidding A spade in (his hand is. it South bids a heart and North two clubs, 2 Come 3 Proboscis H Thoroughfare 4 Dutch (ah.)' 15 Written form 5 Belgian river of Mistress 6 Foundation 16 Expunge 18 Assam silkworm 19 Kind ol paslry 20 Ranter 21 Eternity 22 Leave (ab.) 7 At all times 8 Symbol foT cerium 9 Leg joint 10 Continent 11 Checked 13 Age 33 Roof of the 44 Delirium mouth trcmens (ab.) 34 Compound 45 Electrified ethers particle „, ,, . - 17 Average (ab.) 36 Talking bird -16 Verbal , 23 Hebrew Iettcr25 Deprivation 37Teaches 47 Labor 24 Lampreys 26 Dispatched 4.1 Pace 52 Symbol for 27 Hardens- 42 Proportion nickel 28 Grafted (her.) 43 High cards 51 Palm lily 27 Sow 29 Whirlwind 30 Half-em 31 Symbol for slannum 32 Size of shot 33 Nuisance 35 Ninth month <ab.) 38 While 39 Measure of area 40 Lieutenants (ab.) 42 He performs on the 47 Malayan pewter coin 48 Eagle (comb, form) 43 He also is an 50 Boundary (comb, form) 51 Card game 53 Country 55 Discerns 56 Sings with spirit 5fc

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