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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE EIGHT Bt/YTHEVTT.LE (ARK.) COURIER : THJ3 BLYTHBVILLB COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. PubUiher JAMES I* VERHOEFF. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* NatlonaJ Advertising R«pr«senlaOTM! W»l!ac« Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit. .' 'Atlanta, Memphis. . Entered at Kcond cluss matter at the post- office at BlythovUle, Arkansas, under act ol Confess, October 8, 1917. Member of The Associated Pr*s» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or anj iiiburtmu town where carrier service U maintained, 20o per week, 01 850 per monti) 8; mall, within a radius ol 60 miles {4.00 pei year, $2.00 lor six months, Sl.OO Tor three months: by mall outside (0 mile zone (10.00 pet rear payable In advance. Meditations Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all Her paths are I»F:ICC,—I'roverbs 3ill. * » * When earth as If on evil dreams Looks back upon her wars. And the white light, of Christ outstreanu From the red disk of Mars, His fame, who Jed the stormy van Of battle, well may cease; But never that which crowns the man Whose victory was peace. —Wnmier. Barbs Research ^discloses that no new sin has developed In 5000 years. Some folks, however, are still having Jots of fun with the old ones. * * * A Georgia woman picket! 108 four-trap clovers In her yard. H'» nice to know there is Ihal much good luck around. » * • Michigan officials seized some llmburger cheese which they said "was spoiled. Wowl What n sense of smell! * * * A zoo python flittering from toothache attacked two attendants. It could have been worse, though, II the snake had had a pain in the nei'k. * • * The U. S. spends about S4 H minute for In- eect control. Almost as much as we spend lor bite remedies, Congestion in Cities Causes Many Headaches Some of our scientists have been telling us for a long time that the country's . biggest cities were getting too thickly settled. They've been saying that sooner or later the drawbacks of bigness would start to outweigh the arivantages. Today signs are multiplying that a few of our great centers may already be beyond the size best calculated to serve their citizens well. A prime point made by students of city growth like Lewis Mum ford is that congestion tends to breed congestion. Mtimford argues that many of the things cities do to relieve overci'owdedness actually serve in the end to intensify it. Highway and other transportation improvements are examples. Sillier-thoroughfares are designed to break traffic bottlenecks in and around urban focal points. Too often, even with no important increase in population or in number of automobiles, the new roadway becomes as clogged as were the oW routes. It has attracted traffic that previously went elsewhere. The same thing can happen on rapid transit systems. A city builds more subway lines to ease the pain of rush-hour travel to and from downtown. In no time at all, traffic has built up beyond capacity again. New York City tears out an ugly slum and erects handsome elevator apartments, well-spaced for light and air and set in an area of green lawn? and shrubs. There is great pride in this achievement, until it is realized that there are now far more people in the re-built zone than ever before. Thousands of work-bound folk pour out of the buildings every morning and try to cram themselves into overloaded buses. The worst aspect of the problem, according to JIumford, is that once a city becomes congested every move it makes to relieve the condition is tremendously costly. Subways cost more than widened streets. Superhighways cost more than normal routes. Existing buildings and streets have to be torn down and expensive property acquired. As population mounts, the cost of providing regular city services such as water, gas, sewage disposal and power goes up faster than the rise in numbers. Huge pipelines and storage facilities must be constructed at heavy expense to bring water into every home. Oas and oil arc drawn from fields sometimes 2000 miles away. New York City's current water shortage is one of the signs dramatizing the problem. The city's development of now facilities fell behind population growth and !t may not catch up /or several years, Another critical fact: the congestion drives people Into-outlying areas for quiet, fresh air, light and space. Their departure speeds tlio decay of the older city center, which inevitably yields less and less property tax revenue. The city tries lo compensate by upping taxes, which only tends to drive more people away. The same thing occurs in industry. .Most new factories today are in city suburbs or rural areas nearby. So the great cily finds itself confront ing a weird dilemma. It needs more and more money to meet its colossal cost of dealing with congestion. But that very congestion lias produced a fanning out of people and industry that makes it increasingly difficult to get even normal revenues, let alone greater amounts. And somehow the flight lo the suburbs never goes far enough to produce •A real break-up of the g reil t urban concentrations. Millions slay close in and other millions pour in at intervals to enjoy theaters, stores and other attractions. As if all this woe were not sufficient, the Atomic Knergy Commission now warns that great havoc would result in Washington, New York, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Chicago should an atom bomb be dropped on any of these thick concentrations. Hut the final twist is this: the cost of dispersing these centers obviously would be even greater than the expense of keeping them going as they now are. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 ,1949 Views of Others Traffic Deaths— An Arch Enemy A representative group of Arkansans this week looked an arch enemy— traffic deaths— squarely in the eye, and look definite steps toward halting its frightful toll. Governor McMath put on his gloves and pulled no punches as he told his Highway Safety Conference that it was high time for action, and they agreed. Bluntly he said: "You and i are to blame for mistakes that cost 400 lives, 10,000 injuries and property loss of S20.COO.000 In this state lost year. Unless new- practices and expedients for handling trafllc are Installed, Arkansas will cling to its unenviable position as 47th among the 48 states In traffic safety." Nine conference committees quickly fell In line with the governor's thinking, and made recommendations which Mr. McMath said will be reduced to the form of positive legislation for consideration of the next General Assembly. The committee hit hard at such controversial questions as "speed traps." open range for livestock on highways, issuance of drivers licenses to persons under 17, and motor vehicle Inspection. Recommendations of one committee would virtually sound the death knell for "speed traps" by abolishing the fen system, and replacing it with compensation noMcpendcnt on traffic case decisions. " : " They saw need for a larger State Police force; city police departments on a basis of 1.6 to two officers per 1,000 population, with at least 25 per cent of the total strength devoted to traffic control; no special privileges to any group or Individuals; and enforcement of pedestrian regulations. The interest of these public-spirited citizens was refreshing. Where there is such unanimimly ot opinion, tangible results should follow. There was no "let George do it" latitude—they accepted their responsibility. Differences on the program arc certain to arise. But they should be solved from the view point of safety on the highways. And when Governor McMath goes before the next It-Bisiatiire with this trafllc program he should have the public's full support. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT SO THEY SAY I believe the President should use the Tait- Hartley Act, but I don't, believe he should use It except m case of an emergency wlieie the public health and welfare of the people are affected.—Sen. Robert Tart (R) Ohio. • * * I found evidence of a basic faith in the soundness o! our economy and our way of lite.-Com- mcrce Secretary Sawyer, after surveying thc i, a tions business. • • . The stale Department no longer car, expect to determine a course of action in the Far East and then come to Congress expecting us to sign on the dotted line. We want to be tow wha t- 5 going on nml have a part, in deciding poliey.-Scn H. Alexander Smith <R) N. Jersey. *. * * Theie is no antidote to Inflation P (, l]a] lo •he development of a budget surplus and the use ol that surplus to retire dcbtt-Chalmun Thomas B. Mccnbe o( Federal Reserve Board. » » * The prcis, the people, everybody has bcen it i, as been a real pleasure to co "derate with them. I appreciate it ana M rs BarWcy docs ,ery much.—Vice Prcudcnt Hartley on his honeymoon. • * » One thing that rites me is this i,m uiat the Republican !> a ,ty mustn't be a "me-too" nar i y It all drnrads on what you're me-tooins. 11 —G O V Aific-d Umcoll ol New Jeraey. Read Anything in It, Gentlemen? Few of Early New Dealers Still Hold Key Positions in Democratic Regime WASHINGTON (NEA) O.scar Chapman, newly sworn In as secretary of Interior, U sometimes called "the of the original Nev; Dealers." The shoe fits, though not too wctl. Oscar Chapman was made undersecretary of interior by President Roosevelt In May, 1033, and held tliat Job right up to the time President Truman promoted him. So he Is the only cabinet or little cabinet officer who has stayed on the Job during 16 years of continuous Democratic rule. This means that there ha.s been a greater turnover In the Democratic dynasty than many people realize. If it's true that the United States; Is now overridden by a self-perpetuating machine that has ruthlessly flattened out all political opposition, It has been done with many changes of driver, maintenance crew and road gang. There were something over 3000 government jobs that paid $10.000 a yea ror better, up to the last pay increase. This includes generals and admirals, career diplomats and the heads of the independent regulatory agencies like Interstate Commerce Commission, who are supposed to be non-political. A fair guess made by ex-President Hoover's Reorganization CommUsion Ls that something le. c .s than half of the total—about 1300—are political appointments for policy-making Jobs, responsible to the President. O^car Chapman: Lillenlhal's Keslgnallon Reducra the I,lsl David Lilicnthal, just resigned as Atomic Energy Commission chairman .was made TVA chairman in 1933. The present TVA chairman, Gordon Clapp, also went to work there in 1033, In a minor capacity. Arthur J. Altmeyer, Social Securl- ly commissioner, went to work under the NRA blue eagle In 1033. Next year or better, up to the last pay retary, which puts him close behind Chapman. Ambassador to Britain Lewis W. Douglas was Roosevelt's first director of budget, but he broke with the president in 1031 and got out of government till the outbreak o! the war. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas is often regarded as a pioneer New Dealer, but he vva-sn't made a member of Securities and Exchange Commission until 1936. Postmaster General Jesse M. Donaldson has been in government since 1903. was an assistant PMG In 1932. Defense Secretary Louis W. Jolin- son was a civilian aide to the secretary of war from 1933 to 1937, then assistant secretary of war till 1937, when he got out'of'government for 12 years. Stephen T, Early, now undersecretary of defense, was of course Roosevelt's first and only pre.vs secretary. And Presidential Secretary Whatever the number, there are William D. Hassett first entered today only about 25 of these top i TOvernment in 1933 as an NRA em- policy-rnvvkijij officials of the Truman administration who were Washington government Jobs In the S. Eccles. Roascvelt's, braintrlLstcr, was made a member early days o! tlie New Deal. The fot, j ot Federal Reserve Board in 1933, Ls worth running over, to sec who chairman I93G-4S. the real veterans are, along with | Edward H. Poley. Jr., undersecre- tary ot treasury, was made an RFC attorney In 1932 and has been In government service since. Secretary ot State Dean Achcson was Roosevelt's first undersecretary of treasury in 1933. but broke with the president ami did not re-enter the cabinet until 1941, as assistant England's Landed Aristocracy Hit Hard by Economic Upheaval The DOCTOR SAYS A long-lasting chronic cough Is no Joking matter. Furthermore, it may be dangerous to Ignore it and Just try to ease (he cough with drug store remedies. There are many possible causes for a chronic cough. At least 20 or 30 possible causes are described in y, medical books. One of the most ser* \ ^ oils, of course, Is tuberculosis of the lungs and Indeed cough my be the first symptom of this dangerous disease. Valuable time may' be lost If a cough caused by tuberculosis By IlelVlll MnoKenzlc A! 1 Foreign Affairs Analyst The disappearance of England's landed aristocracy through Jieavy taxation continues apace, nnd this economic revolution is no respecter of persons. Among the latest victims Is King George's own nephew, the VOUIIR Karl of Harewood. son of Princess Maty (the princess royal) nnd the sixth Earl of Harewood who died Is Ignored, It's the Earl's hard luck that much of his consisted of an ancestral estate of •>•! 000 acres on which live hundreds of tenant farmers. In order to raise lown tne nacK 01 tie throat- pro-i ,, ,,: , ' ," i"«.'» lincinrr an irritation and hacking " ty T "f »™ 5e wl '«« P x«l. An inllammalion of the L^.f h :!?",?'l.l!"^."^ 1 !'' bronchial tubes called bronchitis Is frequently at fault. May He l.uilff Trouble Couiili can last for a long time after apparent recovery from pneumonia or other acute infections of the lungs. Even if the cause of the cough Itself is not important and docs not require treatment, a severe cough over a long period of time may cause the small air tubes running to the lungs to become dilated and filled with mucus or pus, eventually producing the disease called bronchiectasis. Bronchiectasis is hard to treat and may itself cruise the cough to go on and on. It is not necessary lo be alarmed unduly about a cough which does not seem to iy> away. If. however, a seems to be lasting too long ami especially it other symptoms, such as loss of weight or slight fever are present, it Is wise to try to finti the exact- cause. A succession of self-purchased cough syrups may lead to the neglect of some serious underlying disease. Note: Dr. Jordan' Is unable lo answer Individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. QUESTION: Please explain the difference' between osteomyelitis nnu tuberculosis of the bone. A.VSIVKK: Osteomyelitis means an infection of the bone. Any one of several germs can be responsible, including the tubercle bacillus. Infection with the latter would be called tuberculous osteomyelitis. not much to the hand except to provide for several possibilities. When the queeti of clubs was estate may be virtually wiped out Hriton Loses u Tradition This of course means that the (luv of thc crUusou-coiUcd squire riding to hounds with a "tally-ho" across his rolling acres Is just about ended. Thus Britain is losing one of Its most cherished traditions. The red coats are being hung away, and the owners are trudging to jobs in office or shop, even as you and I. It's an Ironic twist of fate that only as far back as 1922, when the present Earl's father married tha princess royal, the Hnrewood fortune was huge. Not to put too fine a point on (he matter, it had to be in order to support the King's daughter Ln the manner to which she was accustomed, Thc Viscount Hnrewood, who succeeded his father in the carlriom in 1929, was hand-pickort as suitor of the young princess. He was 40 years old. of impeccable reputation, a grenadier guardsman, a thrlco wounded veteran of the world war, and with considerable experience In diplomacy. And. as,I recall it, he inherited a vast fortune from an uncle, apart from the family estate. Tlecalls \Yrrldlng In 1829 What a wedding that was! I was stationed In London at that time with the A.P.. and it was my fortune to attend the ceremoi^ Westminister Abbey. The American public devoured thc story and reporters poured a torrent of words across the Atlantic. For weeks before thc wedding the press on both sides of the ocean was full of details aboiit the forthcoming event. One "assumes from the size of the estate left the present Earl of Harewood that his father spent a fortune in maintaining his position, the elder since was reputed to have y good- ony r.,,f secretary of state. opened Mr. Rosenberg, sitting,! 11 " 1 more thnn llc handed on to Assistant Secretary ot State Ern- South, played the ace from dummy, nls hc "- TIiat ° r course Is under- est A. Gross was a Slate Department | discarding* the nine of spades from • stalltiil ble. for the expenses of royal- legal adviser in 1931-2 aim an NBA his hand." Now if he could drop the lawyer the next two years .Since then he has had a varied though non-political government and Army career. RFC Head Dates Krnm Hoover's "ay Chairman Harvey J. Gunder.-on of RFC has been a member of that organization's board since 1932, an original Hoover appointee. Chairman Paul M Herzog of i\LRB was first connected with that king and jack ot spades doubleton he would be able to discard hl.i two losing hearts on dummy's two good .spades. So that was the first possibility he provided for. He led u spade. winning the with the ace uri neither king nor jack dropped. He took two rounds of trump. When West showed out, his next hope was to tint! the heart suit split 3-2, or if they broke 4-1, he had to hope that (he four hearts organization as an assistant sec-re- would be In the same hand with tary from 1933 to I93D. Acting Chairman Leon H. Keyser- iing of the Council of Economic Advisers was New Deal Sen. Robert F. Wagner's secretary in 1933. Joseph P. O'Connell, Jr., nofl chairman of Civil Aeronautics Board, wa.s assistant general cour-- scl of PWA, 1933-38. Oswald Ryan, vice chairman of CAB, was Federal Power Commission general counsel 1932-33. when he first became a CAB member. Winfred W. Riefler, being considered for the post of chairman of the Council ol Economic Advisers, became chief of the RFC statistical division in 1933 and has held various government advisory positions since then, though never active politically. , | the three diamonds. At this point Mr. Rosenberg :ashed the ace, king and queen of hearts. He ruffed a heart with the lueen ol diamonds, trumped a club »nd picked up the last trump. Now Ws filth heart was good for the hirteenlh trick. While the play of this hand ooks simple 1 want to point out hat you must carefully analyze ill of the different angles of" a hand before you start the play •Vlways give yourself the benefit -f the different possibilities. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskinc Johnson NEA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Ingricl Bergman's "retIrcmctit" must be over already. Her Hollywood agents quietly are offering her Rcrncc.s for SI50.000 a. picture on the theory that .she'll be hot box-office again Rfler "Stromboli" is released. "Hurt Lancaster," was the reply. The tourist snorted and said: "Vnu'l kid me — that's A stunt man!" Hurt says Cravat Is turning in a iftTific performance as his mute Iniriciy In the film. It's CraviiT-'s ( first movie role. Says Burt: "He's Ihercs a story cooking on a hot !t:iPat because he playinc it so M-G-M to ro-.stur :u .Ue.s.<tv and with such intensity-" RKO, where hn was turned down two years ago as "not the western type." When you're an unknown in Hollywood, you're not the type for anything. When you're a star you're the type for everything typwritcr at M-G-M to Laua Turner. Ava Gardner Elizabeth Taylor. Wow! and Sully O'N'eil, the ex -silent star, screen testing at M-G-M, where IC made her biggest hits. Steve Cochran, who Just signed a term contract at Warner Brother.?, is slated ror a big .star buildup. Dan c , ark „,„ to Prance next Mrs playing love scenes now mont() ,„ co . s(ilr in a film wim Joan Crawford in -The victim" , Vl , i!m Romance . . . Ix)nkis Hkc and dutmn her after dar*. Next lie noes into "Storm Center" with Ginger Rogers and Doris Day. Si?n on n new station wagon paiked on Vine Street: "HEADACRES." Joe Cotton was ribbing Hal Wall is O 'Neil's Ulnes may bring about a reconciliation with daughter, Ooua. They have not been on speaking terms since her marriage to Charlie Chaplin. Km Hue; !u ml, the writer, knous a Crllmv who went (o Tl.ily not to uritr, not in direct, not even to act in a pfclurc. He Just went to Ilary. As assistant director Don abmit all the tourists who crowded Rioimri the seUs when he and Joan Fontaine were playing scenes for "September" on location hi Haly. "II was awful." salil Joe. "Tliey | p ajrc |, as bcen colling Jane Wyman kcpl grlling closer and clo.scr. One ! f rilm her dressing room on 'The rta> I Ironed over \n kiss .loan ainljyia,^ Menagerie" set by ringing a Insleart 1 kissrrt a scliool le.ichcr , three-tone chime. When Gertrude from Milwaukee." Lawrence heard It. she handed Ills Own Work I page t! )e cover from one o( Uic Lanca-ser's stunts In "The Hnwk earbngc cans which litter the St. and liic Arrow" — reminiscent of Dong Kairbanks, Sr.'s pictures — aie confusing. They're so tricky and •*pcc(.i<:ular that visitors to the set and even extras, can't belive I_nn- caslcr Is actually doing them. Olher day Burt was perched precariously at the top ol a 15-foot Umis tenement alleys. "Here," satd glamorous Celtic. "Ban)! on this when you want me." «N"o\v Page rings the chimes for Jane and thumps the garbage can cover for Gertie. Prince of Filmland Kirk Douglas is still the town's old circus partner, Nick Cravat. pole, balanced on the chest of his j fa:r-liairr<t boy. He casually mentioned that he might do f western. Twenty - fotir producers Immedl- i.Helv *cnt him 24 western scripts lo I read. Two were troin Warners and ni- I One tourist turned to another I and said: "\Vhoi that up on tile pole? McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Hy William K. McKcnnej America's Caril Authority Written for NKA Service Look for Several Ways to Play Hand ny William E. MrKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for .VUA Service U certainly was slam night, in Atlantic City when I dropped in at Hellene Kelly's duplicate game. *K J7 ' 743 AQ1083 V 1054 5 N W E D8 S Dealer A 64 2 V.I 9 8 « 1043 *K96 Mr. Hosenbcrf * A 9 * AKQ32 * AKJ97 4 None 2 Tcurnamenl — Neither vul. South 2 * 3 » 5* ; » \Vcst North East Pass .1 * Pass 4 * Pass 6 t Pass . Pass Opening— «k Q P.1S5 P^SS Pass Pass 14 Roland Rosenberg nnd his partner arrived at a grand slam In diamonds In today's hand. Mr. Rosenberg pointed out that there was ty are heavy. However, the current holder of the title Isn't doing so badly. It's tough to lose so much of his ancestral estate, but, if mv mathematics are right lie still hart close to the equivalent of a million and a half dollars in property. A feller can squeeze along on that for a while. He's more fortunate than a good many others. A lot of the landed aristocracy are so close to broke that they are making their livings in all sorts of jobs, many involving manual labor. They are the shado'flfc of a fast disappearing class. ™ 75 Years Ago In Blvttieville — Mississippi county ginned 122.013 balc.s of cotton prior to Dec. 1. Mrs. J. J. Daly went to St. Louis today for a visit with relatives. Jessie Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Miller was named "Mlso Junior High", and Ted Krntz received a similar honor among the boys, in the annual "'Who's Who" contest. Second honors among the girls went to Alice Saiiha and Jack Jenkins won second In the boy's contest. . Magnifying a Toothache lets Results for Denttst NEW YORK—MV-A magnifying' even to have their teeth examined. lass, set so thai children can look "Do yon want lo see television or movies right In your own mouth?" he asks. Invariably he says the children reply "Yes." And they per- rato their own mouths, stop their fears of thc dentist, says Charles A. Levinson of Brookliue. Msv-s He uses the glass when children 'fear mil the checkup. 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