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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THJC COURIES NEWS CO. K. w. HAINES Publisher JA11E8 U VERHOEW. EdJKw PAUL O. HUMAN, Advertising r BLYTHEVTT.LR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Sol* NttlODjLl Advertising W»ll»c« Witmet Co, New Vork, Chicago, Detroit AtUnu, Memphlj. Entered M Kcond clui matter it tb< po«l- oiflc* at Blythevllle, Ark&iuu, undn act ol Coo- ireat, October », mi. iiemt*r ol Th« Associated Preu . - 22 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID the city ol BlythevLUe or any •uburban town where carrier 4ervlc« U tnaln- Ulned, 20c per veelc, or 85o per month B; mall, within > radJus ol 60 miles 14.00 pel year, |2.00 (or six months, $100 (or three months; by mall outside 63 milt tone 110.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations An A ye have respect to him Uiat wearfith the guy clothing, anil saj 1 unto him, Sit thou Here In a goort place; and wy to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my foolstooL —amcs 2:3. * * * Consider man, weigh well thy frame; me king, the beggar, are the same; dust Jormcd us all.—Gay. Barbs Today's Fairy Tftle: Once there was a man who, on his 100th birthday, attributed his longevity to good luck. * * * A New Jersey man won a divorce because his wife Insisted on working ricsjiilc his protcsls. Hold it, boys—one at a time. * * * A 65-year-old Kansas man has been eating three raw onions a day for 20 years in the taeliei that It will bring him a longer lite. He's going to keep It up it It kilJs people. * * * Nine out of 10 of nn Oklahoma tnwn'n mall carriers were bitten by rings In one week. Oh, Hie hounds know about bills, too! * * * Fifty-four shoes stolen from an nuto by a Boston thief were all for the right foot. We'll bet he's hoping mad. Top Scientist Takes Stand Against 'Security State' Dr. Vannevar Bush, the nation's tnp wartime scientist, has ranged himself against what he sees as a growing trend toward government-sponsored "soft security" for the American people. Because Dr. Bush is distinguished in science that does not qualify him to speak with authority on social and political affairs. Too often experts in one field like to offer themselves as experts in all. But Dr. Bush has already proved himself a man of statesmanlike stature. He was not chosen head of the wartime Office of Scientific Research and Development merely because of his rank as a scientist. He understands the need for relating science to the broader patterns of life. His new book, "Modern Anns and Free Jlen," is being hailed as one of the most important books of the postwar period. It brings home to the average man what another war would lie like. Thus Dr. Bush's comment on trends cannot be dismissed as the uninformed blather of an ivory-tower statesman insulated from reality. He is not the type of man who talks without tliiiiking first. Dr. Bush is sincerely worried that people in this country are becoming too interested in cushioning the blows of life and have lost the desire for bold, risk-taking adventure. "1'eople bent on a soft security, siir- K their birthright of individual self-reliance for favors, voting themselves into Eden from a supposedly inexhaustible public, supporting everyone by soaking a fast-disappearing rich, scrambling for subsidy, learning the ails of log-rolling and forgetting the I'HSKed virtues of the pioneer, will not measure up to competition with a tougli dictatorship." So spoke Dr. Bush recently at Cambridge, Mass. He added: "If we go all the way down the path to dependence an drender ourselves a people fawning for handouts on an intriguing bureaucracy, Russia can cease its building of war machines. It will conquer the world without them." Ur. Bush believes Americans have (he "wit to recognize a dangerous trend, reverse it before it is too late, and laugh al sirens with crack-brained economic heorics who would guide us down an easy path over a precipice." There is no great sign, however, that people generally do view present trends as dangerous. Or that warnings from opponents of the "security state" make much of a dent in popular thinking. If the course of events is indeed a menace to American freedom, it will probably require some positive, easily measurable loss of liberty lo convince people. They have heard too many words. Only the reality of events seems likely to impress them. But should they some time decide that another course is wise, they might well hope for men of the caliber of Dr. Bush to help lead them down that new path. Good for Something The Library of Congress says that in J.(M7 and 19.J8 lobbyists outnumbered congressmen in Washington by 3 to 1. That means there must have been at least 1600 of them swarming around the capital when the lawmakers are in town. The library's researchers thing, too, that a lot more may be hanging about «'Jio ought (o register as lobbyists but don't. Nothing wrong with lobbyists as such; they're Jiocossjiry lo get all viewpoints before Congress. But in their present ratio they're a trifle overwhelming. Still, yon won't get a Washington cabbie tu complain. Ask any taxie driver in the capital and he'll tell you it's the lobbyists and the non-professional favor seekers —not the congressmen — who keep him in business. Views of Others Faithful Service? When Congress three years ago enacted legislation providing pensions for congressmen, one of the stated objectives was to -reward long and faithful legislative sen-ice." This, so long as it Is not abused, Is a worthy -purpose. Under the law as drawn, however, a civil service official says congressional pension rights cannot be invalidated for conviction ol a Jeloiiy— presumably even one involving Hie recipient's public trust. As a result, Andrew J. May, lormcr representative from Kentucky and chairman of Hie House Military Affairs Committee, it is staled, has been drawing n pension of about $280 a monlh since early 1947 although he is under a federal penitentiary sentence for bribery and conspiracy to defraud the government. In addition, it appears that J. Parncll Thomas, representative from New Jersey and former chairman of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, will be eligible for pension payments eight years from now when he reaches retirement age. Mr. Thomas is awaiting sentence on uncontested charges of padding his ofllce payroll for the benefit .of his own bank account. Here in one mstance is a man who sold the interests of bis country and possibly the salety of its soldiers in lime of war. In the other case, a politician who once made ISO-point headlines by treating with ponderous abandon olher people's reputations for patriotism was himself exemplifying "Americanism" by lining his own pockets. Is this "faithful legislative service"? Possibly nothing now can be done about Hie May and Thomas cases without Indulging m ex past facto Icgislation-though Congress still Has control over appropriations to pay such claims. But at least Congress can and slioilW amend its retirement law so that former lawmakers hcicaftcr convicted of crimes involving their public trust will receive buck only their own contributions with inlcrosl, and will receive no graunly from the people they have misrepresented. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY The future of our nation will depend In great measure upon thc wisdom and vigor will) which the Department of Interior discharges Us responsibility to safeguard, develop and utili/.e thc natural resources necessary to maintain a free and thriving society.—Interior Secretary Oscar Chapman. • * • We rccoguue in this island i Knglaiui i m a i we have become an iulcgral part ot Kurojic ami we mean to play our part in the revival ot tile prosperity and greatness of the continent.—Winston Clnnchill. » • » Fanners must realize that the unlilled wants ol 10,000.000 American families not living on adequate incomes constitute a great underdeveloped Economic frontier.—Murray Lincoln, president of Ohio Farm Bureau. * • • While the flames of economic catastrophe have been dampened down and no longer are visible the lire hns not yet been put out. Let's not tool ourselves, Europe still Is vulnerable and It is vital to the safety of thc U. S. that Europe should not be viilncrablc—ECA Administrator Paul Holiman • • « One of my chief reasons for wishing to return to private life Is that I may be able lo engage In public discussion and public affairs with a greater latitude than is suitable for one who carries spc- cific public responsibilities.—David Ulienlhai. resigning as head of Atomic Energy Commission, * » » The sex offender Is not a mental patient, but is a dangerous criminal and should be treated a* a criminal.—nr.-A. Warren Stearns cl lu:ts College. Yeh, We Get It! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 194f} Yugoslav Leader Explains Exile Tito Move to Bring Him Home PETER* EDSON'i Washington News Notebook Bureaucrats' Guesses at Farm Prices Still Are Far from an Exact Science WASHINGTON —rNEAl Once again the economic farm prophets have proved themselves not as smart a.s they thought tliey were. This time they liavc Had to show red faces on tjieir hog calling. Two seasons in a row, now, there have been official cries of alarm that the farmers v.ere producing too many pi gs . There have been warnings the market. Slum- l!o:ll With Gallup nul matters haven't worked out way at all. and thc experts have been confounded. Two things seem to have happened lo prevent the catastrophe so freely predicted last Dimmer. One factor is that consumer demand tor pork has been heavier than anticipated. With a big corn crop making feed available at reasonable prices, and with plenty of piss in the pens to cat it up, the supply of pork lias been good and pricF? have been relatively lower „ . ^... ,..,...., 11,1.1, for other meats, ;r> into a big hog-buying pro- The second factor Is that farmers gram to support the market. jthis fall have been innrketin" their A year ago, when there was con- hoas at lighter weights. Instead of SKieiuoJe fear of a bis surplus • lattcninK lo 300 pounds they have pig crop, the situation was; hiild nwrc hogs ai 200 to "S pounds ~ a m ">' ,, thc . Purchiise of many | This practice has been in accord "reat'Vr *'° ' ° f ^'^ '"''I wilh O 0 ! 1 " 1 ™ 1 -'!!! of Agriculture 'lus pig population off the market. I left a reduced supply for Amcri- . .,„ .,.., an consumers, at fairly h |g|, prices, j tax been that hog prices have u >ort Brann »" farm Income- I arm from 15 cents to sl.L'i would be glutted and that prices would go below the farmers' costs of production- The only alternative offered to save this situation was that the government would have Th« DOCTOR SAYS The Unnger from carbon monox trie poisoning Is always greater in winter than in summer. Because o thc cold n-cathcr houses and ga rages are likely to be shut up tlgh and fresh air does not circulate a t does In the summer. This mean that, a furnace, heater, or rimni.-v motor of nn automobile in a ciosei B: irage will produce carbon monox ide which may not be promptly dl luted with good fresh air. The exhaust of a car, for ex .imple. pushes carbon monoxide ink he air This Is an odorless gas When breathed in. this gas com bines witn a portion of the bloo m"i!v" "S. hemoglobin which nor m.iUy carries oxyeoij to the tissues ii cnrDon monoxide replaces oxy the hemoglobin, the tissue ckly causcs^imconsVlo'usnes "III soon after. ..,. "'"<i'h for Symptoms hnn n C " i 5 " la " a '"°'"><s of car bon monoxide are present warning symptoms may be present The" n.rc U , J " M % heartache, dizziness de *>rc to. vomit, muscular wcakncs.. ami a generally uncomfortable feel n g. ft is only when large amount ol carbon monoxide are presen that the victim becomes drowsy and unconscious so last that these other symptoms may be passed by. A person who has been exnosed ° ™; b ?" m °" oxi ^ *>«»'M ^ re- I," I ,,» 3J!(! '' U ' e rtificial respiration and giving x >sen as soon as possible are de- raoie. Fne department, crews, po- ce. and gas companv employes arc sunJly (rainert ( 0 give rapid emergency treatment for this form of poisoning. ' If (here is such a thing as chronic poisoning from carbon monoxide one would expect it .to be found in people who are exposed to small amounts of carbon monoxide for long periods ol time, such as those working in certain mining operations, about furnaces, or in garages Note: Dr. Jordan is unable t< answer individual Questions from readers. However, each day |,c wil answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column much fat. Tile result of nil these practices market throughout this period. This year the support price was 317-50 per cwt. i n September. $18-10 in October. S15 in November. $1400 for December. It is $1550 for Jannary and S16.20 for February. Farmers .May Uc Holding" Out There is still a possibility that farmers may be holdimr back some of their hogs to market later al j heavier weights and for higher prices. But marketings have been from 20 to 40 per cent heavier than normal so far this fall. So the likelihood of a glut is minimized and tile predicted with absolute accuracy for as far ahead as anyone wants to know. The weather can be predicted with say 50-50 accuracy from 24 to -18 hours ahead. It will rain or snow or it won't. Bui business cycles and tiic ups and downs of farm crops, consumer the unpredictable, like the stock What will ston m remedy a bad circulation in the left arm or hand which has been pres- as ent for several months? knowing the cau without se of the poor 'circulation. This should be fnresti- sated before any treatment like l 'u^ei ° r 6 " CciaI excrei;i cs should IB Years Ago In Marian Tompkins and Cecil lt is fun to guess at how they will work out. plenty of farmers :• ; ••-"••^ .,,.., iiu.ii L;, teiiis, [O 51._'U a will work out. Plenty Of fnrmi-r^ before the last h-mdredweisht above support price j and businessmen make or Ia"e o" '.-vS. tllPrP UTTI' 1CM olc t llntllnlimit H.~ J-,,11 . .. _ ( i i , • , . . '«••»- I V* of Congress, there were j levels throughout the lall And igam predictions that a bumper I the government hasn't had lo enter rop of pigs would glut the market ills fall. The prospect of the gov- rnment having t'o support hop. the market to buy any surpluses. The fall run of pig s to market usually begins in September, in- .rices was freely predicted as likely i rrcnsc's during thc ' next two o cost the taxpayers ns much ns i months, reaches a peak in Dcccm- This was cited at the j her. then falls off again in the ,,„„ ' , """ '"• >'ii-;'«-i. uii-ii IHIIS on again in the carclullv drawn itne as one good reason why thcluvr, months following. Government because of the u Hiannan plan ft - a s better than the j .-.import prices are varied from like in this v i res cut farm price """— - • •• ' rani. tunes trying to dope these things out. if they guess right they're considered smart men. If they guess wroii", they're suckers. But any theory or economic plan for predicting arid leveling out these uncertainties, nn matter how carefully drawn, is apt to fail iust . support pro- ; month to month in an effort to market Men economists an(i lawmakers tn an even run of hogs to ' pnHiculHr— aren't smart yet. IN UN Ers-Mnc Johnson si^fi Ci.rrcsi)on<ic,il By Krskine .Inhns.m ion. "Nothing Sacred," the o!<i Ciirolc Lombiircl-Frcdric March pi<;- ure, is such a big hit on video Uiat Vamer Brew, are trying to liituf Due-make rights, if they 2ft. them, he new vciMon will Uanny ''Aye nnd Virginia M;iyo. i Barbara Stanwyck will ]jf Cl.irk ! Sable's leading IruSv in ins m-xt iltn, "To I>!ciihc a Lady." Dimili shore won the title of Vnicrlca'rt \Vomun lv;» umths ;igo. MOW Mui's uoriied that ho can't, afford it. she lold me: I've IjiHiuiht more clothes in Uic two months than I've pmob;^- d ill li\c years." « * . ! Gloiiii dc Haven Juist routed a iny home in Beverly Hills. Apparently shcV, coinp to leave ihc children with her estranged husband. Jo!in F\iyne, Rnlrh .Fcnkins mny he making a film ciinirb.irk at tlie ago of ,12. K«l Mann ami Randy Scnlt are talking alinul .slurring him ;n their firisl Kidr"—;i nr.slrru In which Hie Iratl- fnrleitrmlrnt movie, "Kitlr, Cowboy. Ing- character Is a youngster. It/s Murray Lcrner'.s neck. Says thc bachelor film pr«'ciucer: ''I'd rather da to a Hollyvuxxi .secretary than a glamor cirl, The .secretaries have more brains and can talk." ,Tnst Pals? Barbara Dmm. the cal who m.ulr- the X. Y, nii;ht .sjwl.s \\itli c.'.nne! Wilde tcccntly. \s In Reno getting a divorce. Cornel visitccJ her there en route to the coast. . . . Xavicr Cngnt rchinix lo South Ameiten for another lour in February. „, "Fancy PallUs." Bob Hope eating in tlii.s theater," Frances Giftord, after playing Bin^ Cixi.sby's leading lady in "Hkl- in? Hiizh''—"It's ttie tii'st Lime I ever Producer Prank E?oss fell? me he AUll ha-n't Ejiven up plan.s to film Lloyd C. Duugins' "The Robe." Row; '.va.s ready to go. with a completed ."•crint and Grcgury Peel;, when Ho- w.xrd Hus;he.s tnok over R-K-O and r:mg down the curtain on everything not before the cameras. H-K-O still hns an option on the picture. Uoss is now cci-pro due ing "Tlir H;u\k aiul tlie Arrow," ivith Hurl l*iiiraster nnd I'arold llecht. They arc saving Hurl's last big slunt fur (lie film—a routinr nn six horfzonCal l»arN—until after thc picture Is nun- plrtrit. Sa>«, Uurl: "Jiiil in case I break my ncrk.' 1 Judy Garland spent the first day in "Summer Stock" in a s:rapiess white bathing suit 'or a shower scent 1 in which she sings, "If You Feel Like Sin^in', Sing." She not only washed a man right out of her hair a la Mary Martin, but .she denied near vvmhed her hair riyht <iff her heart, She was in thc shower for .six hours. Quieting Down tarry Parks refused to give up hi.. MUI;OLcycle riding while under i-outruei tn Columbia. But he'li put the bike in mothballs when he .starts shooting on "Stakeout." it's his own production and he doesn't-want to t;tke any changes. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. .McKiryncr Amcrira's Card Aulhority Written for NEA Srrvicc Odd Hold-Uj) Play Is Second-Guessed I have often said that. 50 me of thc best hands i n bridge are played in a rcitaiiranl. after a tournament is over. Today's h a ,, ( | is one that came up during the duplicate game i I Branson tied for first honors In die honor roll of the city hl B h school for the second six week." term. They each made 14 1!2 points and Betty Ebcrdt was third with 14 points. Mr. and Mrs.' A. Conn-ay and Mr and Mrs. Godfrey While, of Osceola' ™!l SI \ Cn<l loni s. lu '« 'Memphis, go- Mfases Sara Jo Little and Mar- sarct Shaver, who attend Christian College at Columbia, Mo., have ar- llie ace of dinmonds. However, it takes almost double dummy defense to defeat this contract, suppose that when East wins the opening lead with the queen of spades and returns a diamond South plays low. West will win with the king. Now let him take three rounds of trump, ending up In dummy Dummy kails another diamond South must duck this trick again and North will win with the nuen Now declarer will have no peace to put his losing club. A rather odd hold-up play but one which, as I said before, was figured out over a cup of coffee after the tournament was over The mystery of the voluntary ex lie in America of Ivan Fcslrovlo world famous Yugoslav ^m' tery. Tito, .has ceased to be a mys- s e room setm sort of chilly, doesn't H™^ , esn peclally since Tito for a time hon Mestrovlc's brother In prison? In order to gel the mil s| En t fl cance of Tito's move you must Itnn MC l r ° ViCh T |JV tr "" n « W« . ality £ the bearded prototype of the Yugoslav patriot who always iV battled for ,;, leriy . indeert M*, ir " ylc was wid-iv known j,, h i, ' ™" trv as a patriot before he achieved fame as a sculptor, in to™, ^ which he wan thrown in nrUo, K Hitler's minions after the^i^ woHd'war. YU80SlaVla <"»"* '"e In short, Meslrovic is one of Yuen slavia's yront men wb o « c , am i 8 °-' honored In every home fn <| e ™ ls try. Tito is battling mi ? | v M£" cow f " . ? cow for the life nl his ro« ' ' Mostrovic. '*>'* . The sculptor puts it a mile differently. He savs he doesn't believe Tito means him any personal harm Meslrovic does recognize that 1,1, return home would in effect he Pine-PS the .,(„„![, „, apnroval ™ F Communist government and he ' Tito hns mlid This idea Is supnort In a dispatch Istanbul. Turkey. An Informed source there states that Ti<^ is trying to come to terms w'th \fVj ! avT , cx "" lo hcl l> him convince the United States and Britain that k " ElU wilh However. Meslrnvic has no intention of going home until rel!«ious and political freedoms are restored m Yugoslavia. And in Ms mlntf (he oopression is symbolized by the case of Archbishop Alojzijc Stepanlc head of the Roman Catholic Church in Yugoslavia, who In 1946 was convicted by a People's Court of sponsoring an organization of terrorists and was sentenced to 16 years In prison where he now Is This case stirred Hie whole civil-z-d worM al the time. W.-inls His Frit-rid Released Stcpmnc and Mcstrovlc have bcm great friends for years. So stroriR l s the bend between these two that the sculptor j s making the release o' the archbishop a requisite of compliance with Tito's pressing In- 'llatfons to return home. "When lite was heading (he partisans in their epic struggle against he Nazi invaders and their siip- norters he had the syrtmathifii of ^tepanic and of myself. These IStit- hioE ceased when he imposed '. torm of rule on the country " Mcstrovlc said. ; /'Not everything that. Tito and his ' Communists are doing in our conn- ' ,ry CL-n be tcrn.ed as bad. in f ac t ; •neir achievements in [he recoti- : struction of a devastated land and > n its rapid Industrialization are I ruiy remarkable. However, the fre-- i dom of conscience and the respect ' of Iniman dignity, wliicli (he people i cwim. do not exist at present My i ympathics are with Tito even now vhcn he has taken a stand against ' Moscow in defense of the Indcnen- ! iciice of the country." i So the next move is up to Mar- i hal Tito— the release of Archbishop I tepanic. I Ived home for the holidays. Mi ss .ittic is a member of the pep squad nd debate squad and Miss Shaver i president of the junior class and member of the debate squad. Dairy Cattle *KJ10S875 VNone »Q-i Tournament—Both vui South West North East Pass IT I lit 2 N'.T Pass .5 V Pass 5 A Pass 6 Jff Pass 6 V Opening—id J )7 ... , Its only a gap, but lei's hope it does some good. For a trick open- Thr- jnevident of France nnd thr ^liamsh bLshop of Urccl are joint SovcinmeiiUl heads o£ Andorra'. I watched al Ihc Kentucky Hotel in Atlantic City. N. j,, ! Many of thc East and West ' players got into a six heart contract and it was made nt all but I two tables. Thc .tarfc of spades was opened and declarer finessed the queen, which held the trick. He led a small diamond and South hopped up with tlic ace. Now dcc- , larer had no problem. He could pick up thc trumps, lead the king of diamonds and dummy's jack of diamonds nns established, on which he discarded his losing club. One Enst and West pair played to make the contract hy cashing the are of spades immediately after i winning the fir.'.t trick with the queen. South trumped and cashed I HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted breed of dairy cattle S These originated in Scotland 13 Feigns H Encourage 15 Compound ethers 16 Armed forces 18 Eagle (comb. form) ' ISShoshonean Indian 20 Ring 23 Grate 27 Rodents 28 On the ocean 29 While 30 Golf term 31 Follower 33 Lieutenant (ab.) 34 Soothsayer 36 On the sheltered side 38 Sea eagle 3 9 Ma I grass 40 Salary 43Wallaba 45 Swords 48 Rent list 52 Genus of shrubs 53 Ingress 55 Stagger 56 Withstood VERTICAL 1 Mimic t Years' (ab.) 3 F,ot by exposure 4 Pilfers Answer to Previous Puzzlo 6 Present month (ab.) 7 Road (ab.) 8 Brother of Jacob (Bib.) 9 Picture-taking apparatus 10 Oriental kimono sash 11 Tiny 12 Streets (ab ) 1'Right (ab.) 20 Extol 21 Church festival- 1 22 Near 24 Cleopatra's snake 25 Vessel engaged in hunting seals 26 Separated 32 Even (conlr.) 35 Rescind 36 Pineapple 37 Musical note 41 Measure of area 42 Belgian river 43 Crafts aT 44 Persian fairy 4 5 Courtesy titla 46 Goddess of infatuation 47 Honey-maker 49 Powerful explosive 50 High card 51 Conducted 54 Compass polnl w/, 1*8 50 0 II <*> 55 50 i

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