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PAGE EIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEF!' Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 8ol» National Advertising R«pre»otativca: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis Entered u second clu&a matter at tlie poit- olflM at BlythevlUe, Arkansas, under act ol Congress. October «, 1917. Member ol Tu« Associated Pres* "~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the cJlj ol Blythevllle or an; fiuburban town where carrier service U maintained, 20c per week, or 85o per month, By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles 14.00 per year, $2.00 (or sli months, Sl.OO for three months: by mall outside 60 mile cone $10.00 per ?eai payable In advance. BLYTHEVTIXE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Meditations The first man Is of the earth, earthly: the second man Is tlie Lord from heaven.—J Corinthians 15:17. * • * A sacred spark created by his breath. The Immortal mind of man his image bears; A spirit living 'midst the forms ol death, Oppressed, but not subdued, by mortal cares. —Sir H. Davy. Barbs A lecturer says we're going through a period of change. What we'd like is a period of folding; money, * + » You couldn't blame postmen for not wanting lo appear In parades. Imagine walking all Diat way without anything lo read * * * A survey shows the average Jiving room has 2.5 windows. It's the .5 that geU washed regulariy » » • A Michigan boy lost control of his car and ran Inlo three other aulos after kissing his girl friend, Hollywood, please note! * » * Survey shows there are more than 7000 trotting horses In this country—ami at least thai many rocking horses on the race tracks. China Loses Her Will To Resist Communists The fall of Chungking was more than just another defeat in the unbroken series of reverses that bejjan for the Chinese Nationalists in Manchuria last year. Its loss meant the toppling of the capita! that above all symbolized Chinese resistance of invasion in World War II. In other words, the Chinese Communists have achieved what the Japs never did. Whether the Japs might have captured Chungking had they not become pre-occupied in other theaters of battle is something we can never know. But the fact is they didn't get it. Americans watching the Chinese phase of World War II marveled as a rallying point for the beleaguered Chinese forces. But the city seemed a stout bastion that held the nation together. That it now has passed into Communist hands so easily is an event that to most of us must appear to put the final seal on the Nationalists' crushing failure. Throughout the steady onrush of Bed forces in China the firm friends of the Nationalist government have insisted that there was still hope. They have told us the Communists could be contained short of complete victory, that they could he repelled from important areas of the country. In their minds has been the idea that the westernmost sectors of China would be the locale for this resistance. Mountains and deserts and impassable roads were factors they counted on to bar the Reds' path to this territory. And of course, Chungking, in the heart of this "inaccessible" laud, would as in World War II be the focus of Nationalist strength. So has gone the argument. Whoever may have been impressed by such notions, it is clear the Chinese Communists were not among them. They have surged past the insurmountable barriers and marched into the city that was to lead the brave fight. With Chungking's fall it becomes thoroughly evident that the real will to resist has long since disappeared in Nationalist quarters. Many observers have been saying this was so, but the outspoken friends of non-Communist China insisted otherwise. The latter knew that mountains and deserts were not enough to dissuade the Keds. They knew determimd military forces had to block their path at some point along the routes to western China. \Vc know now how far they missed the ' murk in gauging the temper of Nationalist forces. And we know, too, that whatever shortcomings may be charged to the Sutle Department for its policy or lack of policy in China, it did correctly mea- ture the very slim prospects of the Nationalists fighting back effectively. The Nationalist government fled to Chengtu. But Chengtu had little chance to become the Chungking of this struggle. Within a few days, Nationalist officials were reported fleeing from there. Vacation Variety Reports from Key West, Fla., are that President Truman is in the pink slacks, Hint is. While members of his staff cavort in old denim or tattered duck trousers, the President blossoms out in spring's most delicate colors. Oh for technicolor newsreels! Views of Others Can Businessmen Win the People? One of the big questions of the day in the United states Is how business Is going to achieve beticr public relations. The question Is Important not merely to—to protect it from crippling controls or taxes. The question can also be vital to the public—to let public policy take adequate advantage of business experience and wisdom. Senator Flanders of Vermont has come up with a rather startling answer lor the question: Perhaps there is needed a new vow ol poverty, a preaching brotherhood among the management class, who, by living austere lives and devoting their Incomes almost entirely to public uses, may hope to place themselves Into the position where their pleas may i )e considered without the suspicion that they are speaking from personal interest. Here Is frank expression ot the frustration that many businessmen feel in the lact ol current social and political trends. They arc convinced that much of the Fair Deal will prove • snare and delusion, finally killing the goose that lays the golden egg of national wealth—productivity. Often they conic to this conclusion through personal experience with the squeeze that rising taxes, welfare charges, mid wages have put on their own enterprise. They mn y feel, as Senator Flanders doc*, that high taxes are stilling Investment. They see incentives and Improvement of equipment as the chief hopes for a higher standard of living. For their experience has taught them that only out of increased productivity can a higher standard of living come. They perceive that neither higher wages nor pensions—as such-will provide the actual Increase ol goods and services which make a higher material living standard. Unless productivity is increased, inflation will cut the value of money paid in wages and pensions. Aside from any personal desire to escape higher taxes, such men have sage counsel to olfcr. But they have a helpless feeling that everyone will put them down as selfish lax-dcx^crs. We doubt if many of them-will tmd thc-an- swer In Senator Flanders' proposal—although evidence of unselfish patriotism helps. A promising method of getting a hearing for business experience is suggested by Hie senat6r i s..own career. He has proved himself liberal and-open-minded on so many questions that when he says taxes are stifling investment many who would not listen to the regular spokesman for business will lend an ear. He has shown an awareness also ol the need for investment to Improve the human equipment of the nation. Other businessmen have also proved persuasive, but there arc relatively few of them. Businessmen cannot- wi-i the people by converting one another. They cannot do it by circulating only among their own kind, swapping stories ot hardships or follies imposed by labor or government, piling up a sense of frustration and bitterness' They cannot do it ft they distrust the people, accepting the theory that since a majority ol Americans vote against them, the people must be dupes or beggars. We believe the American people possess the intelligence to recognize their long-range welfare as opposed to "pie-ln-the-sky'' panaceas. We believe the majority possess the patriotism lo exercise necessary self-restraint when tempted to Join In extreme bloc pressure demands which would bankrupt the nation. But they need clear, persuasive light on these Issues. We believe businessmen who show their trust in the people and an awareness of workers' and farmers' problems can contribute greatly to public leadcrshlp-with or wilhout a vow ol poverty. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR O THEY SAY The basic source of our strength as a nation is spiritual. \Ve believe in the dignity ol man. We believe that he is created In the image ot God, who is the father ol us all.—President Truman. • * * Until the generation that was engaged In this war has passed out of the picture we are not going to be able to make a good democracy out of Germany—Sen. Lester C. Hunt. D., Wyoming. • * * In spite of all man's genius, he has never been i able to master the art of living with, hmiscll. Dr. Ralph J. Bunche. * * * We (ot the Democratic Party) believe tliat neglected poverty and unemployment are the wor.-t enemies of democracy; that private privilege must yield to the larger consideration of public interest.—Herbert H. Lehman. » • » Tlie atom bomb works as the chief weapon (« prevent war.—Dr. Arthur H. Compton. director of U. s. atomic research In World War n. * * * competition makes for better business better government and better delcnse.—Capt! John Crominelm, USN. Pretty Skinny, Isn't He? THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, Washington News Notebook North Dakota Senator Denies Joining Tax Group to Fight the Co-Ops WASHINGTON —(Nt'Al— Republican Sen. Aliltoii n. Young of North Dakota is now caught In the middle of a hot light. Involved is a moot question of whether Vernon Scott. Chicago representative, of the National Tax Equality Assnclntion and its closely affiliated National Associated Businessmen, offered tn raise S10.000 campaign funds for Voun^ if he would join the war asifiinst the farmer co-oncruUve.s and other coop business enterprises. Since Senator Young i s up for reelection In 1050, the fij>ht is nl considerable importance to him. He lias returned to Washington and has announced that he will denounce the National Tax Equity Association on the floor of the Senate when congress convenes. Young says: "The N.T.E.A. methods In this matter have been rotten, and you can quote me on that," On the other hand. Scott has Issued a statement that Senator Young asked him how mtirh campaign money he could raise, and that he — Scott — didn't, volunteer the $10.000. I.nnkcil Him Over Carefully Senator Young claims that Scott came to his office and that before Scott, began to talk, he first walked around behind the desk ivhlch is set in an alcove, to make sure that there xvas 110 recording machine to take down what he said. Senator Young says he has never used one ol these devices, and (hat this was the first time any of his visitors had ever checked'him on the possibility. Scotf.s Washington partner. Loring Sehider. says Scott went to Young's office as a representative of the National Associated Busi- nessmen—with which the North Dakota Tux Equity Committee. Inc., is affiliated and not as a representative of National Tax Equity Association. Incidentally, the curious relationship between Scott's two organizations and their backers was subject for an inconclusive Investigation conducted by Rep. Wright Patman's Small Business Commute, ^evr'-d months ago. A. .way, Schulcr says that Scott nad noicd Senator YOUIIK was marked for defeat by National I Partners' Union and other organization.! next year. Scott asked the [senator If North Dakota bli.sines.s- j men had done anything to help ! him. When Senator Yoilns; told i him they hadn't. Scott proposed Jin effect: "Why don't you do sonic- I thini! for them? If you do. maybe j we'll help you." Behind this Incident, however, 1 'here had been another issue be- iween Senator Young and Scott, It Drew out of a letter sent to the ,-euator by a North Dakota farmer. The letter complained that the V- S. Bureau of Internal Revenue was trying to collect income | 'axes from this farmer on a pat: rurmzc dividend stock certificate i from a North Dakota co-operative the Farmers' Union Grain Terminal Association. The farmer de- niiinded Young do something nbotlt ! ;::s himself. j Senator Yoilnc says he got 140 '.fircrams and letters of a similar j lutiire. it seemed to him an organ- i"\l protest campaign. He picked |f"it this one farmer's letter for "i'1'Iy. nnsa-orlng all questions rais- '•d on income taxes applying to :"i-r>l> dividends. The senator then Lent out about two do/cn copies IN HOLLYWOOD By Frskinc Jnlinson NKA Staff Correspondent PALM SPRINGS (NEAl — The calendar says December but iiic thermometer says 90. There's a man. with colored ; HphUs and tinsel and holiday spirit... makJnsr a cactus bush in iront <,f the luxurious Casitrts del Mnnte hotel look like a Christmas tree and he's setting a terrible sunburn. i I m setting in shorts beside a blue ; tile swimming pool trying to watc-i both the man decorating the cacui.. and a blonde in the pool and I'm getting sunburned, too. | It's just like a wonderful dream except I know I'm not dreaming he- cause I can still hear "Mule Train." clippity-clops are coining out of a portable phonograph in someone's bungalow. j Palm Sprlnes, I hoped, had r.-,- : caped ".Mule Train" (because of; poor radio reception) when 1 came down here to report the opening of another season at .America's foremost desert resort and Hnliv\iiicKl'.s favorite \vinter phiyeniuiul. But I forgot about tnc phonograph records and I nl.-n fntgnt| about the tnan here who lor has operated a burro train fnr 'hej kiddies. He now calls It Ihe Mule. Train, even if the burros .-till are burros and not mules. Beating the, lira I I al.^o forgot that vodka and cin- ffer beer is the town's favorite drink necan.-e of the heat. Kscept I'm happy to re;x>rt. and Joe St.ilin won't like this, thai Moscow Mules ! in Piilm Springs arc called Ilrseit i Mules. j This wa.s the patriotic idea of | Santos, (lie bartender, and Par.cho. ' 'he headwailer, at !he Tennis Club. : San!i» also mixes up a concoction : he calls a Tennis Ball. It lias lo dif- j ferent Ingredient. 1 ;, he says, and he! flirther says. "It makes yo;i c." i Great for people who like to I'.iiin Springs was designed pri- ":.'iril;. for luxury and to please the J.idi'd depositions of bored movie - ' ;r. and eastern millionaires. Yon can sit by your hotel pool "••il if you sit there long enough .'. :u'ers in. white me.'.s Jacket.'; will 'rink you your bicaklast. lunch and 'Miner, early and late editions of f ii" newspapers, stock market quo- liions. ice water, sun-tan oil and (ten a telephone. Then. I suspect. If TOII arc tno lirrd (o move, yon can call a waiter am! lie will carry you piggy-lurk lo »'"ir room. Ti'.e town is just a lot of swim•1:112 [KiU surrounded by bunsra- •"'•*-. villas, beautiful blondes, old -Kli'V- raking vitamins and waiters. All the t»ols are heated and pool buy; cluek them regularly to keep '!:'* '<:i!er just a few degrees below '.lir temperature of the air. Tii:." morning a New York debii- '.'.lite .--'nek her big toe m the pool. •Mt!:drea- It quickiy and said to the P'»l IKVI-: "Aixiuv Three degrees warmer, l>!f;,.ve." Tlie temperature was raised. Any- •Src HOLLYWOOD on Page 11 of the tanner's letter and his reply lo other correspondents, as answers lo the charge that co-op dividends dodged taxes. Wouldn't Help N.T.K.A. One of these mailings fell into the hands ol the North Dakota Tax Equity Committee, which requested .permission to reproduce the leters as part of a campaign against co-ops. Senator Young refused permission to use the lelcrs in this way. Vernon Scott Ihcn came to sec the senator to ask for permission to use the letters In North Dakota. A claim was made that since the letters had been mailed nut generally, they were public property Senator Young then threatened to denounce the Tax Equality organizations in Congress if they used the letters without his permission. A few days after Congress adjourned, the North Dakota Tax Equality Committee mailed out an anti-co-op porpaganda leaflet reproducing the letters without naming the farmer or the senator. j As soon as Senator Young heard j about this, he came forward and! irientifie:! himself as the senator At the same time he accused the ' Tax Equity leaflet of having twist- ' eri the. letter's meaning to "its own use and of having used it without his permission. He followed ihi.s with an accusation that the offer had been marie '"to raise S10.000 or more in campaign funds from sources which have opposed me in the past," Young says he refused tiic offer. Loring Schiller says the senator h merely using the incident tn build up political support for himself from the Farmers' Union ami the co-ops. high discard to their partners~o encourage them to switch from one suit to another. This was pointed out in today's hand by J ifnn Horkitz of. Atlantic Clty^ N.J., who said, "There are times when you must waste a high card." The double of one no trump bv j North Is n little dangerous, but i'f South has a fair share of hiD.ii cards it may collect a good penalty, as Clashing Political Ideologies Create Doubts and Suspicions The DOCTOR SAYS Hodgkln's disease Is more common in young people than in older ones and more frequent In men than In women. It has been reported from every part ot the world Iherc Is no danger of catching it from a patient. The first sign is usually but not always enlargement of the lymph glands In (he neck Tlie swollen glands arc not painful. After a while, perhaps months or years later, glands In other parts of the body may become enlarged The victim generally feels well tor a Ion? time, but gradually anemia tends to develop. A small amount ot lever may be present and the pa- lie"! slowly becomes thin The patient with Hodgkin's disease usually goes through periods of remarkable improvement The enlarged lymph gland may disappear almost completely and "the ECII- cral condition may improve for a long time. Cause \' n | Certain The | ymph HlnnAs BI](J l))c winch are affected' In Hort»ki,,'s Disease are part ot a chain or group of issues, called the reticuloendo- thehal system. The fact tliat this -system is attack has raised Ihe question of some infection boin» at fault. So far. however, no germ or virus has ever been proved as the The favorile form of treatment lias been X-rays. This often causes improvement lasting fnr months at a time. Treatment with dri]»s'has recommend that the mother should been particularly successful Recently there have been several favorable reports on the treatment of patients with Hodekin's disease with preparations called "mitro'enl mustards.;' Thcs e substances seem i to be quite helpful for some pa-j tienis who have become resist ml I to X-rays. j Two or three years a»o a Ilort"- ! k:n s Research Foundation to support investigations on this disease was established. Note: Dr. Jordan Is unable to' answer individual questions from i readers. However, each day he will i answer one of tile most frequently asked questions in his column These days of clashing noli"--- a debate on deferl' 1°° arcd in were American hotheads vf, " 1C ' e talking quite 9llblyT dubalnw J lo .,«« power to divert (ho r-, ,,"<?, if Eiisland went com,,^, ,' lloSt ^ m land owes her (cinnenio V 8 " ' . miBht become an arctic count if """ a ' .V: Does sinokini! diir- •"B uiL-!;iiiincy harm the child? AXSH'Gij; If is unlikely that smoking during pregnancy hints tlie unborn child. Many obstetricians not been particularly succesifi'1 not smoke'too much dtiriue pi'e-- "ancy because of possibility of harm ' to her self. However, opinion on ' mis matter is not entirely clear. ' 75 Years Ayo In Btvthevilte — The senior hish school c.univ.d Footligiu Fantasy." an 0 ,.j,. ilnl , Play written by nal|>!i Farrar. to; be presented at the citv Auditorium tonight, will be fcaiured with ! Haroh, Sudmiry and his Southern-I eis including S. p. l, f e. Jack Baker, Billy. Hughes, Tommy Hawkins i Hyers Kiilion. N. B. Menard and : Earl Sllyder. j Betty Lee licCutchen and IJovd i Godwin will present n dance number with Katherine Wal[K>Ie at the I piano. j Miss Isabel Brandon will be' crowned as the Carnival Queen by -Mell Brooks, class precedent Flcr j highness will have -s her maids Misses Sarah Richards. Mary Spain i Usrey. Lottie Heath. Doris "wihon Patty Shane ami Emma Jo Hess. shifted to the jack of spades I However, if South will discard the ten of spades instead of the j seven of diamonds, there is nq guesswork to the hand. North will I return the deuce ot spades alter I he has taken (he last heart trick South will win the spade with tlie i jack, casii the kin? of spades and ' lead the four of spades. j the stream were turned Well of course ihp * ^' 6£* promptly tossed this'"dVout" The windo,- as nonsense, it would take more than atomic power to s> irt the Cinlf Stream, even if an t ri wanted 10 shift II. nyoody So much for that scare, but it leaves us with the uncomfortable .bought that this Is an exiraoiri, ! ary viewpoint to be held bv ctitlzen ol an ally who na ., hec ^ England doesn't show signs of eoimr communistic, and even if sne " r]i ? we shouldn't try to do her \ n with atomic bombs. Speaking rather louder than words are our deeds In tryin» to help Britain overcome her eVoiiom ic crisis and get on her feet Should Know Kai-h Oilier licltrr But what is the basis for such umlimdlsli ideas a s the q u i f Stream n:2htmare? it strikes me that the answer is lack of acquaintance, our two peonies don't know each oilier ;,s well as thev should thoiiRh from ti!.,t-lum! observation of uoth countries for many years I believe America knows Eii"laml better and England knows us." And I could be wron<r about that The British school system prior to the. second world war d^n't leach much about the United states. American history ceased with the revolution, since' the outbreak of the war some schools have given more attention to the United States. Unfortunately this study lias been greatly hampered by t>c shortage of news print which fc resulted in skeleton newspaper^ There hasn't been room for much more than mention of the major events Trim. Enulnnrt has brer, gettin;; educated tli:ouph America's movies-". A h.-se s-i'eiion of the British public hns the idea that the twos'.un cowhoy, st:ll shoot from the hip in Ihe wild and wo"llv West And the ways of gangsterism are N'ntur.illv the reason (or this lack of acquaiiiUivc is the "rest distance srpurati u our two countries, and the cos! of travel. It's comparatively easy for the Briton to <,',R( to- the continent, or for the American tn icirh Canada i>r Latin America, but cios-'insr the Atlantic Need (D Gal her Pai'ls So we neI'd personal coniacl. and thiu w-ill ronie in-flue cour. r. Meantime v.e have to fall back on present co:uimniicati"us and imurove tht'in I w.i:, clmll'n- with an Ens- lishman the other dnv on the subject and asked him what he thought would help vihe the n*~- Icin. v-» ' He snirt that a ret urn to normal sue newspapers in England would help immensely by providing space for adequate news coverp.^e'jl The motion pictures and radio are vital mediums. More internrctivc news writing and more factual novels To illustrate his araiimc-nt my friend (old me about a waiter he knows a London restaurant This waiter w-as reading up on America, and one of his favorite books Is The i_ast of tiie .Mohicans He thinks of America partly in terms of this thriller v>f days long gone. This waiter's viewpoint isn't so unusual. It's not so many years .150 that I found Britons who thought Indians slill roamed the plains near ctiicasci. and that Chicago was only a short ride from Vegetable McKENNEY ON BRIDGE lly William i:. McKrnnr-y Amrrir.Vs Card AlllhorilT Written fnr NI7A Service s a Uif/h Card Must He Lost I-"Ucly (on many fairly good players have fallen into the bad habit of not wanting to throw it J. Leon Hfirkitz 4 A932 V KJ752 » 54 * 103 A36 AKJ 101 V A98 » A J 8 7 462 Lesson Hand—E-W vul. South West North East I » I N. T. Double Pass Pass Pass Opening—V 5 u East and West are vulnerable. Mr. HorkiU, sitting North, did not open his partner's diamond suit, but led the five of hearls South won the trick with the ace and returned the nine of hearts, which N'orth won with the Jack. The king was cashed and North continued with the seven and deuce ot hearts..The lirst discard South made was the deuco of ciurj?. Then he discarded the seven of diamonds. N'orth led a small diamond, which South won with the ace. He now made tlie mistake ot relurninc a small club and the contract was marie. South should have done one. of two things. If he did not want to discard his ten of spades, then certainly, when he won the diamond trick with the ace he should have HORIZONTAL VERTICAL epiclcd | Ever (conir.) garden 2 African vegetable antelope 9 It is Ihe fruit 3 Grent (ab ) nf an F^c-f . T, \»v./ •1 Prattle 5 Openwork fabric 5 Social insect \ Answer to Previous Puzzle of an East Indian 13 ingress HOn the • sheltered side 15 Symbol for ruthenium 16 Deed 17 Correlative of 10 Measure of neither 19 From 20 Goddess ot infatuation 21 Scottish sheepfold 23 Staff 25 Planet 28 Individual 29 Rodent 30 Symbol for tantalum 31 Tellurium (symbol) 32 Symbol tor silver 33 Id est fab.) 34 Afternoon social event 36 Heart 37 Verbal 39 Containers •SO Steal 42 Blemish •13 Near 45 13ody of water 47 Dance step 43 Egyptian sun ?od 50 Solicitude 52 Counter tendency 55 Prince 56 Fondled Carolina (ab.) i3 It Is allied to 8 fMimbce the 9 Seraglio 2-1 Wild ass 2fi Portion cln 'h 27 Guides U Crimson 35 Swiss river 12 Honey-maker 36 Sedan 18 Correlalive of 38 Misplacer either 33 Tosses 20 Malt drink 41 Exist 22 Auricle 42 He-ayy club 43 High card •i-l Scottish cap 4fl Part of acircl/ 47 Golf term ' 48 Fish eggs • 49 Also 51 Oriental measure 53 Babylonian deity 54 It ovoid 1H 57 50 55 10

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