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r PAGE HGHT IHJB BLYTHEVJLLB COURIER MEWS TH* COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. BAIME8, PubiUbw JAMES L. VERHOEFP Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertlsln* Bol* K»Uon»J AdTertising RepreteoUUte*: Wallace Winner Co. New York, Chicago. Detroit AlUnta, Memphli. Entered u tecond clusc matter at the port- on k« at BlythevUJe, Arkumu, undo: act ot Con- greu, October 8, 1817. Alember of TIM Associated Prt*» SUUSORIPTION ftATES: Bj carrier In the city 01 Blythevllle or an; suburban town where c&rriei service ii maintained; 20c per week, 01 85c pel month * By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles 14.00 per je»r, $2.00 lor Eli months, $1.00 tot three month*: by mall outside 60 mile tone (10.00 per veal payable la advance. Meditations And the Lord commended the unjust slew aril, because he had clone wisely: for the children of this world are In their generation wiser than the children of light,—Luke 16:8, » * * True wisdom consists not in seeing what Is Immediately before our eyes, but Jn foreseeing what U to come.—Terence. Barbs A cold snap in Florida caused $5,000,000 damage to crops. Your grocer will tell you more about it later. * * * Drums, horns and caimuffs were displayed In the iame store window. Mother knows how well they ro together. • * • A cat in Maine reached its 25th birthday— probably because it went to bed early every night and shut up. * * * The Swiss have »n airport al an elevation of 5843 feet. Any flight from thai Heir! must be quite * come-down! • • * A lecturer eays women are just as important u men In today'a struggle. II it weren't lor women there might not even be R struggle. Federal Rent Controls Likely to End in June Present prospects are that federal rent controls will not be extended beyond the expiration date oE June 30, 1950, set forth in the existing law. The tip-off comes from Sen. John Sparkman of Alabama, who is chairman of the Senate Banking Committee which has charge of such legislation. He says there will be no further extension of controls. Nothing definite OH the subject has been heard from Rep. Brent Spence of Kentucky, chairman of the House Banking Committee where control proposals are considered in the lower chamber. But Sparkman's opposition is enough. President Truman is pretty sure to ask Congress for a renewal of federal rent ceilings, on the ground that the housing shortage is not yet ended. Still, he cannot hope to win his point unless he has the active support of the congressional leaders who must drive the program to passage. Ever since World War II was over, rent control extension has been just squeaking by in Congress. The law has been progressively weakened each year. The current version contains a provision allowing state and local action to wipe out controls, and many areas have availed themselves of the opportunity. Republicans have spearheaded the opposition and can be expected to maintain this attitude. Only the defection of big city party members kept the lid on when the GOP ruled Congress in 19.17 and 1948. There undoubtedly will be fe\ve rin this rebel group in 1050. On the other side, more and more Democrats have come over to the opposition with the passing years. Loyal administration backers and big city lawmakers formed the hard core that helped preserve federal restrictions. But Sparkman's statement indicates that next year even the Democratic faithful for the most part will be found in the opposing camp. If he does not choose to pilot a rent control bill to the Senate floor, it is virtually a foregone conclusion that federal regulation of rents will die when the present deadline arrives. The clincher in the minds of many congressmen ha s been the huge volume of home building in the last two years, plus the outlook for only slightly reduced construction activity in 1050. The government expects this year's building to surpass the record 937,000 private dwelling units erected in 1<125. Next year a drop of about 7 per cent is looked for, but the total is forecast at a substantial $13,100,000,000. This situation probably has convinced most on Capitol Hill that the hou.Miig shortage is over, though some may have strong reservations about conditions in particular localities. But state and lesser authorities will be counted upon to deaj with remaining critical areas. Whether the housing pinch is really ended is naturally a debatable issue. Certainly the tremendous pressure of the immediate postwar period has been relieved. And another near-peak year of construction unquestionably will further ease the problem. Whatever major housing deficiencies do still exist—either in specific areas or income groups—it is apparent from the temper of Congress that they will have to be eliminated during a future period largely without safeguards against possible high rents. From next summer on, the renting population will generally be on its own. • BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 'What's in a Name?' The Blackfoot, Ida., Bulletin wants its sister community, JIoscow, Ida., to get rid of its mime. Goings-on in Moscow, Kussia, are pretty unpleasant for us, the Bulletin points out, and the Idaho town ought to be glad to shed a name that associates it even remotely with such doings. The citizens of the American Moscow have yet to be heard from. But we imagine they'll be inclined to keep their town's present name, if only to have a chance to show that Moscow can stand for something- besides black-hearted scheming. Views of Others French Views of the Marshall Plan French reaction to the Marshall Plan is R sad commentary an the ideological to which the United states is putting the billions it is spending in Europe. A poll reports that !3 per cent ot the French have never heard of the Marshall plan. Among those who have heard of It only 38 ner cunt favor it. Sixteen per cent considered it bad for France, 23 per cent felt It had gnod and bad sides, and another 23 per cent couldn't make up their minds —a total o( 02 per cent in these last three categories. Here, on the face of it, appears to be a failure of the Marshall plan's own information services, and of the Slate Department's "Voice or America" broadcasts. There is a macie-to-oreler audience for them among the French who cither have not heard of the Marshall plan or who have not made up their minds about iU-moiE than a third of the entile population, according to the poll. Putting American billions to the work or reconstruction and redevelopment, for the ultimate purpose of bulwarking the idea of democracy is what, the Marshall plan is all about. Spending the billions without making it evident to everyone what they arc spent for is achieving the means and neglecting the ends. Admittedly the Marshall plan is up against..a major psychological problem in the tact that; the countries benefiting Irom it may resent il as a form of dependency on the United States. Bui to overcome any such resentment if It arises, and to make evident, instead, thai the United States' purpose is to foster popular government, are pans ol the same Job. H is a job to which, obviously, much more thought and cf- tor should be devoted. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Happier on the Farm You never hear much about juvenile delinquency on the farm. That Is not to say that rural children are perfect, but it docs seem a natural result of the lact that youngsters In most larm families have a host of useful, interesting, constructive things to do. which helps to keep them out of mischief. G. u Noble, an official of the National -s-H Clubs, believes cities would have fewer problems with youthful behavior if they sponsored programs comparable to Ihoic of the young agriculturists' clubs. Apart from M)|jcn'i.ic<l recreation and leisure- lime activities, city youngsters need something to do wllh their hands that lias as much visible relation to living as has the country child's chores or the 4-H club pig he Is raising tor niaiKet, This calls for a little inventiveness. —CHKISTIAN SCIENCE MONHOIl SO THEY SAY A few ol our people have" been tricked into" permitting Stalin's lieutenants to speak in their name. Now they arc waking up to thc truth. Stalin's dogs are on the run in this country — Federal Security Administrator Oscar E\vmg. * * * We haven't yet scratched the surlacc ot the potentials of air power and nirborne t toons. We will have to spend more time and more money In doing that.—Gen. J. Lawlon Collins. Army chief ol stalf. • * * Expenditures at this session lot Congress) were justified and necessary and had to he made. Wlici! ne come back, we've got (o lonfc at thc facts of expenditures and receipts, i Hunk they must be balanced.—Sen. Robert s. Kcrr. D., Oklahoma » » » Tlic problem here is that we have a uociy wilh a cancer. Thc que.Mlon is whether we save the body or the cancer.—United Auto Workers President Waller Reuthcr, on Communist elements in CIO. Always Room for One More MONDAY, DECEMBER 19 19. 10 England Still Respects Edward Who Gave Up Throne for Love PETER EDSONS Washington News Kfebook Government Officials Devise Ways for Not Calling Spade a Federal Reserve Board Chairman Thomas B. McCabc was reading a long-winded, prepared statement on fiscal policy to Illinois Sen. Paul Douglas's Congressional Economic Subcommittee. "We were able in March, 1319. to relax Regulation W (on credit controls) and the automobile industry since that time hns been a bulwark of employment during the transition period of inventory rendjustmeiil that has prevailed this year." read McCabe. Senator Douglas interrupted him. I sometimes wonder how these ex- said, "but I can't help noticing changes in language ill government statements, I now note that you'tail the recent business 'recession' a period of 'inventory readjustment.' I sometimes wonder hwo these expressions start?" McCnbc didn't explain. liitins Lnlior in the Bargain American and western European military leaders are putting on increasing heat to have Franco Spain included in defense planning against possible Russian aggression. But the diplomats and the political leaders of the various democratic countries are still stone cold to the idea. One military leader recently propositioned a British politician on the posibility of having Spain admitted to the United Nations as n first step towards miliary alliance. The politician replied that it couldn't be done because "it would split the Labor Party right dis- open. "Splendid! 11 tary commented the mili- man. "Splendid!" Wrong Either Way One surprising aspect of Russia's recently disclosed wartime request for uranium nitrate "for medicinal purposes" is that the stuff Is sometimes actually used as medicine. The American Illustrated Dictionary lists uranium nitrate solution as a specific treatment for coryza (colds) and diabetes, BS well as in the throat. The catch spray is that 220 pounds of uranium nitrate originally requested by the Russians through Lend - Lease Administra- IN HOLLYWOOD tion wouldn't have been enough to cure many colds, while the 10 to 15 tons they wanted later would have been too much. Sine-Stepping Lewis' Booby-Traps One of the bugs recently covered by coal operators in thc old contract with John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers is a provision which says In effect that "benefits may be paid for loss of wages not otherwise mentioned by law." This looked all right at the time the contract was signed In 1948. But the operators' lawyers have now begun to wonder tf this meant that the welfare fund might be (Kcd for paying wages of miners during a strike? This is one of the many booby traps which the mine operators will atcmpt to bargain out of any new contract they make with Lewis. Reel riot Nipped in llic Bud ..Army Chief of Staff C!cn. J. Lawton Collins came back from Japan with thc story of a smart gimmick pulled on the Japanese Communists by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Many of the Japanese prisoners of war recently released by the Russians cnrne back home thoroughly indoctrincd by theri captors, had held them for four long years. The Communist plan was that these POW's would be sent into the cities for agitation and propaganda. General MacArthur therefore ordered that all prisoners must return to their families on the farms and stay there. When they got back to their villages. General Collins reports, they discovered for themselves that the American's hadn't robbed them, raped their women and discmbowled their children, as had been told them by the Russians. Thc result was that even the • most rabid of the Jap Commies lost their enthusiasm for spreading the line. Truman's New Budge! Scheme Recent advance dope stories that President Truman would try to balance next year's budget by trick bookkeeping methods may be way 1 out of line. Behind these reports I is an idea that if operating ex- I By Erskine Johnson NBA Staff Correspondent separated from cx- —like danRr capital investments —the cost public works ment might (he federal govern- smaller. Wh i| L »;atle (o Ion,; much device might sh ls lt '" c thai tins come greater •••^government in- ses. don't look for\ unili »S cxpcn- The DOCTOR SAYS Accidents of all kinds are responsible for many deaths and casc-s of invalidism eacli year. Nearly every general hospital has many patients in it all the time who haw.- been injured in one way or another —and many could have been prevented. Some people seem to be particularly likely to be involved in accidents. In recent years the person who shows special liability to accidents has been called an "accident-prone" individual. An example recently quoted is interesting, in the stale of Connecticut, a six-year study showed that about 4 per cent of drivers of automobiles involved in Iralfic accidents are involved in more than one- ihiicl of all such accidents The same tiling applies in industry For example, a large trucking company bus reduced its accident rate to onc-fifili of its previous record merely by discovering those drivers who wore accident prone and by transferring them to other duties. I'mlnngcrs Us All All this may mean life or death to the rest of us because at any time we may get tanked up at a stop light with someone who just cannot stay out of trouble This was only loo well shown not long ago in thc death of Margaret Mitchell, thc author o" "Gone With the Wind." who was hit by an automobile driven by someone who had a long record of traffic trouble; There are ways of picking these dangerous people out. it has been pointed out, for example, that the accident-prone individual is "decisive or even impulsive. He (or she) concentrates upon immediate pleasures or satisfactions and is apt io act upon the spur of the moment." The accident-prone person lias an instinct of rebellion and resentment and demonstrates the "show-off" and "rion't-give-a-d.imn" type of psychology. Note: Dr. Jcwdan Is unable tc answer individual questions from readers. However, each day ho will answer one of the most frequently asked question in his column. Ql'KSTlON: Is athlete's foot contagious? If so, is there danger of catching it from shoes that have been worn by an infected person? AN'SWDft: The answer is yes to both questions. Thirteen years, almost (o the dav have elapsed since youthful Kin ' Edward VIII broadcast the fateful announcement of his abdication for love of Mrs. Wallis Simpson, and still tins event is enr 1)re t , the thoughts of the subjects who h "lVe d Son lm ' b ° y "-I- 1 man revived Ihe matter with t|, c m m«ent declaration that t|, c ,.. ow Duke or Windsor is "virtually an outcast Irom the nation to which lie -vhot hearU'rtly dedicated 50 much of his ban by the British [loyal "'^ responsible for this situation thn boycotting of the former k!n"' B rL ins only -(mm the ostracism",,, ,,il wife , an American-born divorcee Hun oil Divorce l)cr|i.Scaled ' "Sensible people," the Sunds*» Pictorial declares, "will ask- 'Wri£\ cannot a .stop be put on this long, drawn-out stupidity?"' It's true that the Duchess of Windsor isn't received a! ihe Royal Court, For that matter no divorcee is received at court, under rules of long standing, Hyv.ever, the matter probably cuts a eootl deal deeper than that, for Hie Dowager Queen Alary and .-DID? other members rf the royal family have been "thumbs down" on thc duchess troin the outset. To imdetstaml this unusual situation one must know tiiat divorcees are banned irrespective ol any personal feelings the Royal family may have. Why? Well, Church of England i because the laiiist di- while a low discard says, "I do not." there are times when you have to use negative discards to niake the cards talk for you. Now let us follow tiiat principle in today's hand. Declarer won the opening lead of the ten of hearts with the jack. items on which some be expected, •-might Helping Each Oilier Ov The Washington labor press has started a drive to sii the Brannan farm plan. CIO vention in Cleveland last n: A iiom Declarer's next play was the king o! spades. Bast did not go up with thc ace. He correctly !ct the declarer hold '.he trick. North continued with another spade on which East played the ace. West at this point had to make passed a resolution callinq /oV» discard. There is no use in dis- farm-labm- unity and endorsing theVi'diiiB the three ol hearts, as he Braiman plan. Mow the CIO "Ec-\s already told his partner he did onomic Outlook" lias made an an- j^ like hearts. What West wants alysis to show the farmers' cash I partner to do is to shift to clubs, receipts are high only when the income of industrial workers is high. And "Labor." the railway brotherhoods' weekly newspaper, lias endorsed thc Brannan plan. Though National Farmers' union the only farm organization for the Brannan plan, labor union leaders endorse it for two reasons. They think It would mean loiver- priccd food for city workers through the Brannan income support subsidies paid to fanners. They also want farm-vote support for their political objectives. Coal Burners Cctlin;; Fert Up Coal operators report retnil customers arc getting fed up w ith uncertainty over coal deliveries for home heating because or strikes. Detroit is cited as an outstanding example. Residences there have traditionally been heated by coal. Many mechanical stokers have been installed. But there are nmv said to be 45.000 unfilled orders for oil. Nationally, gas and oil burner conversion of furna should discard a high club, club that- he can .o discard is the jack and ht cost him a trick. If he three of clubs, although :>f clubs is missing. East able to read that as "ffoR,- .£ that plays tile dcu\ might an ci ht no? 1 " cncour 1 . 0 . only one ri ls . calU , , wvcst 'f 5 « 'of'dia- " like diamonds." T\ one choice—that /•! Ke has to hope th least, the ace-jack ot\"C~-r a" to defeat the contract.^, °J ," of clubs, at this pointl tl» cnr rect play. \ IK cor ~ If declarer plays thc \,, ,,„ [lummy, West will win wittfe, V,.T He will cash the jack of ct ,,. j Icsd the third club, which lit J win with the ten, and the i\,,- qr t is defeated. l" 3 *"- vorce. Tiiis is the- established (state) church and the King himself Is head of it as "clcfe-iiricr of the faith." And the ball on divorce't stop (here. A member of one of tha crack guards brigades must offer His resignation if lie Is divorced. Tiie same rule applies in the diplomatic service. Thi.i naturally doc.s- n't mean that divorce.; never are tolerated In these circles, but they are the exception. lines Kdwaril Ilcjircl Choice? However, Edward knew all thai, when he defied law and tradition in his marriage. Moreover both the Archbishop of Canterbury and the then Prime Minister Baldwin (since dead) both warned the King and begged him not to take this stcitf Did Edward think he could ma™ the church and government back down by threatening abdication? We probably never shall know the answer to that. What seems clear Is that neither side was bluffing. The King provctl that he meant bust- ness by abandoning his throne. . Does Edward regret the course ho took? These who know him well arc fciu in the belief that he is as much In-lore with his wife now as the das they were married. It was a real love v match. Hoye'ver, it seems rather obvious that Ve must be terribly hurt over the atstuds maintained toward his duchess, she must feel the same Who woUdn't? Moreovif the general assumption _LS that th, Duke and Duchess remain away from England so much because of yiis unhappy situation. That must be a real tragcdv for tha Duke for, aftv all, Britain is his home and he U n ,, Eiiallsh as John Bull himself. It's tousii ior he public, too, because they love li, n , still, it should be recorded Hint a\oit of thc^e wMf love him feel he '•„,* ti,e wrong-course. Whether he vin be forgiven is open to question. Certainly it would take some doilg to get the court ban removed, l \ 75 Years Ago In HOLLYWOOD — <NEA>— Film writer Ken Knghmd's recent complaints here about movie cliches sent Parkc Levy running to his typewriter. Purkc is a radio \vrilcr —for the past three years head of the "My Friend Irma" writer show Ann. as everyone knows, radio ts ft.ll of cliches, too. But Parke isn't, He writes: ' 'The most overworked of all radio cliches occurs in thc joke field. wcnmnc by that the formulae .j/ certain 1okes. A case in example is thc inrcc-build joke. This Is a joki. wh'ch goes something like this: "1 egs? She'? got legs like Betty Grable.' "Yes. . 7" "Eyes? She's got eyes like Ann Sheridan." "Vps . . ?" "And hair—" "Ycss. . . . »" "&he has h;lir IlliC Lassie!" Never Misses Another prime offender Is what T call the adjective gag A radio writer never describes a woman as just being stout. He resorts .fo a formula which Invariably begins: 'She is j.o stout that. , ' (and the rest you fill inK Such as: "Wlirn she \vcars red rarrin^s she looks like the back of a bus »it!i the brakes on." Or. "—she has six chins — the last two arc her stomach." "Ot course, one of the prims i ccs to gas and sales have increased Iiom" 100.000 in 1930 to nearly 900.000 this year 1 What coal operator..: ie?r is that' Sec i:llSON on F' :l5t . I,) i Mrs. CJtiz/leschnarms replies uitli, j •Artie Shaw.' And the whole house | falls down." Misses Adele Langston. Virginia and Sara Nun,,. Rm . h Eleanor Tucker and Kath :yn Derton. students at thc University ol Mississippi. Oxford, will .- n -iv e Thursday for thc holidays. B. A. Lynch won In., niythevills country club golf champ*.,...j^.., r 1934 when he defeated Wl'j Pnl . lard by a margin ol one up<' n ^ le finals of the golf tournament-; lm ' day. Floyd Acton won the first flipi^ defeating J. A. Leech. Charles Grigger won the second flight by trouncing Bob Barnes and O. W. Cop- pedgc won thc third flight by default from Doyle Henderson. Large Ray 3 Espouses \ ^ Note of si cliches !n radio is U, c so-called topical gag. This has passed thror-'h various stages from thc Mac West caers to yo-yo gags, to Jane Rus- gags (re-written Mae Westj n nubble gum jokes, to two- jokes, , headed -Toni-jokcs. Right now we arc In the Margaret Truman stage. 'If you say. 'I am giving singing lessons to Lily p 0 ns.' the n.icli- cncc ts definitely silent. But just change that name Io Margaret rruman and you can't miss. Bad IV-nny Il.gli among my prime offenders on the air is the planted contestant wnn is called tip out of the audience. She is a very innocent-looking "catmc and when thc MC says- what is your name?'. . "She comes hack with some per- foclly common American name like Honeysuckle Guzzlcscbnapps. "Then the MC says wilh a pcr- rccily .serious face: 'Mrs. Guzzlc- scnnapps. what is your occupation?" Mrs. Ouwieschnapps says quite in- tioceiuly, 'I ;.m „ tailor In a butcher ' Yes, says Mrs. Ouzzlcschnapps, with her best manner, 'I put pants on lamb chops.' "N'ow. as if this weren't enough Io tax the credulity or any human over four years of age. the MC bkvuliy isks the stumper question, which is generally something like this: 'Who said If at first you don't succeed, try. try again? 1 "Docs Mrs. C.uulcschnapps say ranklin or Emerson or Pl»to? N'o. McKENNEY ON BRSDC r By \Villiam E. McKenncj Americans Card Aulliority Written for Xi;..\ K r rvi.- c Learn Proper Sif/n Language in Uridf/c For today's lesson on the play of the hand I want to take up the J. A J 3 2 A Q B 5,1 ¥ A Q 6 5 » K7 AK7R Lesson HLincI — Tioth vul. South West Noi th l:. !5 i 1 A Pass 1 A P a t s 2 lit Toss I A P,i; s Opening— V 10 1 HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted large i i^oie ot s. ray 5 Chilled 8 It has a blade- S Swing aroi ?Gehenna 8 Agile 0 Negative re] 10 Greek 27 Leave out. 43* language o! llic cank. 'Although most players quickly learn that a i high discard says, ;•! like that suit," like 13 Molasses 14 Sheriff's armed force 15 Color mountain 16 Swiss 11 Income Irom mathematician wealth 18 Carpathian 12 Sore ,„ " ver 1' Babylonian 19 Daivn goddess deity 20 Postpone 25 Swabs 21 Also 26 Ircquoian 22 Hebrew deity Indian 23 Cerium (symbol) 24 Domesticate 27 Above 20 Either 3D Parent 31 Mixed type 32 Exists 33 Container 35 Rip 38 Bone 39 Pronoun 40 Donkey 42 Throw back 47 Membranous bag 48 Prosecute 4SSullanic decree 50 Mineral rock 51 Handle 53 Recompenses 55 Rushlike plant 56 Eternal VERTICAL 1 Thoroughfare 2 Interstice Urn ^ Shores \Make certain ^Prizes ^Alcove •IBow Aerc 3\,fr,x 44 Peel 45 Paradise 46 Indecent •HPainlul 52 Silver (symbol) 54 Diminutive oj Albert

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