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PAGE FOUR BLrTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTIIEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES Ij. VEHHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter nt the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press ., SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier la tbe ci(y of Biytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 2flc per week, or 85c per month. By mail, u-lthln a radius ol SO miles $4-00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 Jor three months; by mail outside SO rnHe zone, $10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations Lei me noi, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me five fia tiering titles unto man.—Job 32:21. + * * Flattery Js an ensnaring quality, and leaves a very dangerous impression. H swells a man's imagination, entertains his vanity, and drives him to n doting upon his own person.—Jeremy Collier. irbs The best way to set out of a financial hole is to die. in. + + * A professor advises college gratis to travel. Don't worry, they will—between places where they are seeking jobs. * * » The restless age Is between one and 10O— when you have on that Itchy winter underwear. * + * The principal reason wliy charily can't begin at home these days Is that there's nobody liome. » » * When ft right guy goes wrong there are always a lot ol wrong guys who'll go right along with him. Puzzles Provided By Farm Program The country's efforts to take care of its farmers show heller than anything else how puzzling our affairs can be today. At the root of the mailer is the fact farmers can produce more crops than people can buy at present prices. To assure the producers a decenl income the government has built complex machinery for shoring up the prices of the things they grow. But this in turn has acted as a lure to farmers to produce more and more. This year's corn output will be the second highest on record, the wheat crop the fourth biggest. Production of many other commodities will be high. Committed to supporting major farm prices, the government has no choice when market prices drop below support levels but to take the products off the farmers' hands at an agreed figure. The oiieration of Ihis plan has lefl Ihe government owning moutains of eggs, potatoes, corn, wheat, tobacco, cottonseed and other items. The situation has gone so far that alarmed officials are working hard to choke off this flow of unmarketable commodities into government warehouses. Next year cotlon, corn and • wheat all will be under federal acreage controls. Some crops already are restricted, and more may be added to the list. In all this rush to halt rising surpluses there is an ironic twist. For while one set of government officials wrestles with unwieldy output, another group is bending all its energies toward stepping up both acreage and production Some 300,000,000 in conservation funds is being spout to help farmers improve their soil so they can grow more and better crops. Agricultural researchers are busy driving toward ihe same goals. And these efforts are paying off in higher yields at the very time other olfic.als are seeing surpluses in their sleep. As if this were not enough, the H,,- reau of Keclamation is every year opening more western land for irrigation farming. For 10-19-50 the addition to useful soil will come to more than 100 000 acres. ' We can't slop trying to improve our often badly depicted soils or adding to basic farm resources, especially when all signs point to a population advance of iiboiit 25 per cent in the next generation. H looks as if the contradiction in this situation will have to be corrected at the other end. What we need is a price program that will protect farmers against heavy loss but will not act a s a lure lo production until the market demand Wfli rants greater output. Tough Old Bird When the stenl and coal strikes were on earlier this fall, some pielty drag- ; l' tic things were predicted for the country's economy. Inevitably, employment and production fell off measurably during that spell. But on the whole business held up remarkably well. Latest reports show steel mills operating these days nt around 95 per cent of capacity, highest level since last May. Automobile output has come bounding back, and the general atmosphere is good. The lesson in all this, both for ourselves and outsiders, is that the American economy as it exists to;!p.y has a lot more bounce than most of us seem to imagine. It can take some heavy shocks and still go rolling on. Monty Meets Press The public figure eager to enjoy satisfactory relations with his public will handly want to take Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Britain as his model. Confronted by reporteds aboard the Queen Elizabeth on his arrival here, Montgomery parried virtually every iiueslion with one of his own. He treated the newsmen as impudent children who had dared to challenge their elders. Monty's attitude suggested total lack of patience with that established American institution, the press conference. Americans may wonder why he cannot understand that inquisitive reporters simply are expressing our citizens' normal ctirosity—and friendliness toward a distinguished visitor. Views of Others A Better Lobbying Law Friends and foes alike are agreed that Congress's law to regulate lobbyists is so vague it's unintelligible. The National Association of Manufacturers charges as much in seeking to set the law aside. Advocates of regulation admit it. and want the law rewritten so BS to be clear anil comprehensive. Loophole after loophole makes tlic 194fi Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act a very poor attempt, though better than nothing. 'Hie act is so Indefinite about \vllo Is a lobbyist and who isn't that some of the biggest ancl most active lobbyists in the country haven't bothered to register. Alfred Kohlberg, a New York silk importer who is heail of the lobby for Nationalist China, Isn't registered. Neither is Senator McClellan or Arkansas, president of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress. 11 huge lobby which more than any other ts responsible for tiie wastelnl pork-barrel method -ol developing the nation's rive* and harbors. Senator Humphrey ol Minnc-sola Is Head of Americans for Democratic Action, a lobby or political liberals. If a definition of "lobbyist" doesn't cover men like these, obviously It's too narrow. ' _ Many persons lobby to Influence Government departments rather than Congress, for the departments spend billions a year and enjoy considerable discretion in doing ,so. But these lobbyists don't come under the regulation law. which concerns it.self only with lobbying applied to Congress. The way the money is spent is important, too. as well as the way it Is appropriated, and' the hiw should recognize it. Even tho.?o who can't wriggle out o! registering can wriggle out of telling much about their activities afler they have registered. The act isn't very clear about how an organization or Its representative shall report, so some Individuals report and their organizations don't, a situation which leaves a lot of essential Information unrecorded. Lobbying expense is sloppily defined by the act. So some organizations prorate the part ol their publication costs which Is devoted to ,„_ iluenciiiB legislation, and other organizations don't consider their publications at all In rcnortinc, e* pemlitures. * Contributions need not be reported under the act unless they amount to S500 or more One business lobbyist has already- admitted that he ">«(} more than half of his funds in contributions of less than SSOO each. Undoubtedly other organizations arc keeping contributions low nnd numerous it. order to avoid divulging them, -m^e are some of the weaknesses which should be looked Into. The House committee on Investigation ot loobyiug, hearted by Representative Buchanan or Pennsylvania, should look Into them carefully. Rnd make some Informed suggestions about the phraseology of R nc <v nnrt bctter Rc . gl , lallon 0[ . Ing Acl. J --ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH o They Say It is my candid judgment that the American people In 1950. nnd 1S)52, and throughout tn e years of the fuiurc will confirm overwhelmingly their sntiffnction with the contribution ivc (Democrats) arc making to the general wcllnre of our own people and to the peace of the world.—vice President Albcn Barklcy. * * » Much as we believe In the free exchange of knowledge, we cannot and will not be gc ne _ rous with that which might so easily be turned against us lo our own confusion.—U. s. Ambassador to England I«wls Douglas. * * + It Is tlic responsibility of the government to reduce expenditures In every possible way, t o maintain adequate tax rates during Ihe transition Period, and to achieve a balanced budget—or bettor.—Treasury Secretary John \v. Sliyaer. Just a Little Dot on the Map MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 1950 ""V Washington News Notebook \Death of Sir Henry McMahon Recalls Middle East Troubles ' —' fy IX'lVill MacKcnzic AJ- Foreign Affairs Ana| Vs | Sir Henry McMahon, who ha . Just died In London at Ihe aV>e , 87, was one of ihe controversial "B"" 5 '? I"* mixed and explo *, affairs of Ihe Middle East and hi, NAM Does Much Research to Correct Erroneous Figure on Cost of Strikes National Industrial Conference Board's recent announceniciil that ivagc losse.s through strikes have cost U.S. workers SS.OOO.OOCI.COO since 1937 has a story behind it. Some years ago Ernest T. Weir, he Pillsburgh slcelmtin, wits asked ,o make a speech for the National .ndlistrial Council of the National Association of Mniti fat-Hirers NAM's publicity department put a ?host-ttTitcr to work on it. The thosl took to the bottle, and what he turned nut was prelty bad. j A day or so before the speech was ' o be delivered, this copy was turn- ; d over to another ghost to whip' nto shape. There wnsn't time to' her!: any of the figures turned in ! iy the original ghost, so otic at the I t.iterncnts put into Mr. Weir's ! iiouth wns lhal. strikes had cost American workers S5.noo.ftno.non or i 7.000,00(1.000 or some oilier fan- j aslic sum. in lost \vasies. | It Eol big headlines, but the only utfit !o rnicstion it was NAM's own | National Indtistrinl Council, They i •anted to know where this figure ame from. Nobody knmv. The In- ustrial Cornri] said (hat such fie- re.s should not be tosserl around nlcss they could be proved. Now M.C.B. says it has the right an- | wer. Kut It's N'nf Xennlisrii j Navy Secretary Francis Patrick I laltiieu-s and his new Assistant ecrclary for Naval Aviation. John '. FJobcrp, arn roialecl by marriage he secretary's son, Francis Patrick lalthcws. Jr.. and I'lnborg married sicrs, maiden name of Spcncrr. hat. means that Secretary Mnl- ir-ws' daughter-in-law is niso Flo- erg's sister-m-liiw. II makes tlic f •cretary not an imclc-in-law to is assistant, but a first cousin once moved by marriage, according to: he experts on such things. i l-'aniily Tree Has I.tin? Routs Another remote marriage relationship involves German Chancellor Koniiid Adenauer, U.S. High Commissioner lo Germany John J McCloy. and U.S. Ambassador to London Lewis \V. Douglas. McCloy married Ellen Zinsser ancl Douglas married Prgoy Zinsser. The two wives arc sisters, daughters of the lafe Hans Zinsser, famous American scientist. That makes McCloy nnrt Dorglass brothers-in-law by marriage. The wife of Chancellor Arlrniiuer was also named Zinsser. She is a cousin of the American bi?tK-h of the family. Sicel I'n'crs Don't pxpcct too much from con- crwsinna] investigations into the recently announced steel price In- rren^r.s. This act has been put on befno;. In March, 19IS. lift steel industry raised prices to meet wase iiirrrnses. President Truman, then b'isv fitihtinu inflat : on. scored the price rise, direcled Commerce and J'-s'ice Dooarlmcnts to look into it. They filed reports, but nothing r-ve/ happened. Then the Joint Congressional Committee on Economic Report, under chairmanship of Republican .Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio, held hearings to probe the price rise. Taft, told U.S. Steel President Hen Fairless that these increases "decreased the hope of putting a slop to the inflationary spiral " Taft was right, but lie didn't brim; down steel prices. The new investi- Si'lion will be under Democratic: Senator Joseph C. O-Mahoncy of Wjoming The most H cnn do Is provide- a good platform and sounding board from which the slccl industry spokesmen can gel their side "f Ihe story spread on the record for free. dimes From Dnminocs American bureaucrats like to create new alphabetical agencies, but European bureaucrats like to give trick names to new organizations. Thus "Benelux" was coined for the Belgium - Netherlands - Luxembourg area. And now the proposed economic co-operation union between the United Kingdom and the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark has been dubbed -Uniscan." IN HOLLYWOOD lly Krsliinc Johnson NKA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. (NEA) — THE EAR IN REVIEW— The economy wave, the Ingricl eiginan-Hoberto Rosscllini Slroni- oli soap opera, Rita Haywotih's larriage, Shirley Temple'.s divorn . nd Humphrey Bogajt's Mow- York anda bear hunt were Hollywonti's p headlines of 1919. AH except the economy wave wen- the Hollywood tradition. 'I'll, icture cost slashing and the cut- K of studio personnel sent stur.s s well as extras to tiic local UK-MI ecurity office for their weekly pay iiecks. M-G-M let out BIO employes and. •hen she became overweight, all f Uina Turner's dresses. A Holly- "ood bra shop was forced to put p a sign reading: "Inflation at. loderate Prices." Television got around that corner nd many a movie executive h;\ri mental picture of filling his swini- ling pool with dirt and planting vegetable garden. .lark Kenny moved from NIU' to "I5S nnd his first comment wns: "T wonder if CHS lias a free arkinjj lot." Maria Monies, who wns suii:^ roducer Charles R. Rogers for SIOO.- XX). dropped the amount to $100 WO. I,ally Aslor CrllirUos Olher in 19 highlights: Hollywood had enough worries at .ome and no one pnirl much altrn- ion when I-ruty Aslor lutitle that rnck about "wretched liltlc Hnlly- iood< glamor girls" throwing money wrenches into the machinery of he world. Said Hollywood: "Just a pub- city stunt." Sam Golriwyn dfptoml llin frv-1 hat the censors [cave product-is nothing to work with any mole but "empty little fairy laics." and Ihe Bishops of the United States came right back will) !he. announcement (hat movies in 1949 were "morally the most offensive in number nnd imality in the history ol the Lc- Kion of Decency." There was an .ill-linir hi s |, for broken marriages— 'is ilivorci'-s anil S sriMraliims. John l\iy, lc am [ Cluria dc Haven separated so many limes that Ihcy lirramc tonfuscil and announced nnc more rcron- i-ili.ition than they li.nl ha«l scpa- ralfims. ' The Los Angeles Daily News earned the headline: "Jnne Kusscll Shows London '« i Thing or Two." Jane stood out in bold relief in more ways than one— as a champion of Hollywood monthly, she encouraged a young cvaiiKclisi named Hilly Graham lo connucl Ihe greatest revival in Los Angeles since Aimec Mcl'lierson's day. i Accnls \VVnt Wild Hollywood press agents had Ihcir ; UMiai fun: Tliry prrMi.iitnl the auto workers "f Mir \icst lo n.une I'rKRie Castle "Miss Class)- chassis of 19 111." They titmniinreil thai .till- .MIilwCKlrrn f I'MilrlnlnKisIs ha,| chosen ShrHcy . Wintrrs "llli.mlr: of the Vrar." ; The prr.vs agents also took up the l nitlarls in c'cfcnsr. of cheesecake I when Shirley Temple announced : Mic hntrd ihe stuff. A storm of leg 'ait swi-pt Ihe country, with many •!;«;,• .slurs stressing the virtues ivaiiiiurs nnd belief its deriving oin rhce.srcake, It was. In fact, the checsccakifst nr In film history, nnrt cvrrv fom- ; me star nhln lo wnlk straight c oi n: .in ihp delude of brenks. i P.irty of I i ,c year was Krrol Hynn s I Sec. HOM.VWOOD on I'age 5 StrelrliiiiB Out Hlgluvays State highway officials nill nsk the next Congress for a doubled handout from the U.S. Treasury. Present federal aid for slate highway svslcnis costs $450.000.000 a year. The states want S310.000.000 next year, ft would be divided rovghly n third for the interstate system, a fourth for primary state roads, the balance about 'equally divided between secondary roads and highway approaches through cities. The states plan to increase their own expenditures a like amount to maintain tile customary 50-50 matching funds fovim.la. Interested in Flying More private aircraft are being sold and used in wide open country areas than in metropolitan areas, says Civil Aeronautics Administrator D W. Rentzel. Distance of city residences from airports, lack of airport facilities for small planes more crowded air, city fog and smoke are factors holding back flying in the more populated areas. 1'n reverse 'his trend. CAA Is financing some 500 small airports and has assigned n specialist to llureau of Public Roads lo see what can be done about speeding up traffic movement to airports. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William K. MrKenney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service III-Advised Double Adds to the Score To start off the New Year, I am going to give you a series of unusual hands. At the same time, on behalf of you and myself. I am going to extend to a few people our,be.st wishes for continued success in their work and prosperity for 1950. The DOCTOR SAYS Ily Kdwlit P. Jordan, M. I). Wrllleii for NKA Service Nothing particularly new has de- -L'loped about lite condilion known •s spastic colon or irritable bowel, :ut it Is so common that It should je discussed every once In a while Alternating periods of diarrhea ant] constipation often accompanied by discomfort in the ebdomen and growling sounds are the common signs of this widespread ailment. Many of those who have a spastic colon think that they are constipated because after a period of fairly loose movements there may be a delay of a day or more before another occurs. The trouble In a spastic colon Is that the waste material is passing through the bowels too fast rather ihan too slowly. Tlic wavelike motions (called peristalsis) of the intestines which carry ihe waste mat- Icr downward occur loo frequently and produce discomfort. Laxatives Can Upset Certain foods, like raw fruits and vegetables, irritate the walls of the bowel ami stimulate Ihe intestines to increased peristaltic waves. The' same thing is true lo an even grenl- I er degree for laxatives or cathar- I tics. The growling, discomfort and I oilier symptoms are. therefore, like- I !> to be worse wiien any of these I irritating foods or drugs are taken. I The strain of modern living and ' the frequent anxiety and worrying i burdens which afflict most of those I who live in modern sociely, therefore, have air unfavorable effect The diet too is, of course, impor- i tani. The laxntive fcods and laxa-! live and cathartic drugs should be avoided. A diet which contains n high proportion of what are called bland foods is therefore desirable such a diet consists largely of such things as cooked cereals, milk products creamed soups, eggs and fish. A disappointing feature of this uncomfortable but not dangerous condilion is Ihat even when recovery seems lo be complete, almost any nervous strain or indiscretion in eating will start it off again. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer Individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column I QUESTION: Is eating about three ! pounds of watermelon a day injurious (o the kidneys or nnv other organ?—L. C. ANSWER: If a person likes to eat that much watermelon why not? It should not hurt them. at he wrote to fi, ecca the letters which are c" edit- with persuading the AI- » 7 n strained Anglo- that he wrote to Me ed Join the allies gainst the powers. Since then the.se have become a center of con because the Arabs claim McMa promised them lands i , C ] ,H Palestine - a claim which tS At a crucial moment of the ...,-, imc T . ----- 1 __ ..... , r. . * «ar lettrs much of Sir Henry and noted ti , his job was no bed of rrcrs N,\I only was he involved in kcepinr? the Arabs in line, bi't F S vnt wns i,m«,. at the English because of the m-n tectorate. * Recalls Interview With Sulian I encountered a sensational cvh' bltion of this bittern '' d.ence I had rness in an the children. It would take a comedian lite Milton Bcr!e to get a laugh out of todays hand. It, docs not seem possible for the declarer to make his contract, hut as Mr. Berle often .says. "Never sav anything is im- j jx'.-.sible until you at least give it a j try." Of course West should not have doubled. Had he not doubled be I might have set the contract. Doll-! ble dummy, however, the contract j can he defeated, if We.st happens to I open a club. Even with a spade 1 opening, doesn't it look as if u le declarer h;u to lose two spades, one diamond and at least one heart? Follow the play: West opened the king of spade.s. which held the trick. He continued with the ten of spades, which East won with the acn. lie returned the si:; of sparles. Declarer trumped with the four of hearts, cashed the ace and kins; of hearts and learned the. sad news. He knew We_st originally held fom- spades. Declarer led a dub and won the trick in dummy with the king, then trumped dummy's ln.5t spade, i'.e cashed the ace and king of diamonds and the ace of clubs. Declarer led a diamond, which We.st had to trump with the .seven of hearts. He now had to lead from ' his Jack-nine of hearts Into doctor- | cr's queen-Leu and the contract was made. d.ence I had with Sultan „ ,' Kamil. first Egyptian ruler under the protectorate. The British told me in advance (hat the l>,u dldni grant anyone, even Sir Hen ry, more than 15 minutes at an audience. Moreover evervbodv had licnr k i SS h ' S hami ' illdlldil >!; Sir Well, there was.no hand bissiivz and my audience lasted niv hour and a quarter. In that tin,,, hi , hmhness gave (he British a lashin^ which I couldn't even begin to wnle in i,,v dispatch, because no censor would have passed it And what Ihe sultan said also voiced the view of the people. At that time the maintenance of good relations with the Arab pen- pies w>s a naramnnnt i.sstie ffc.r England. While Sir Henry wasTio- Ing his utmost to better the fedins In Egypt. Britain also was straining every nerve to foster friendship with the neighboring Arab pennies Of course the magic name of that time was Lawrcnde of Arabia the Briton whose diplomacy had so much to do with winnin:; the natives over. Tile reputation of this mysterious CiRi're was so great that (he British spoke of him in tones of near reverence. I recall one time in military headquarters in Cairo my guide suddenly halted ni.rl s?iri to me in a hushed voice as though he were speaking of the Kin? o! England: "So, that little chnn down the corridor? That's Lawrence ol Arabia." So it was, and this ambassador extraordinary was just back from a desert tri». garbed in Arab costume. to visit some of the chieftains. It. was an advent-re which would hive cost most white men their lives. liitlmii'ss Lingers But to return (o tile Epryptiaiis, the bitterness which was en«erg*red under the protectorate still ™r- sists. Perhaps it isn't unite sc stronp. but it's there all right Young Kine Farouk him«"]f | s salri to dislike the British, although he was educated in England or ntavbe it's .BECAUSE he was educated there. Who can say? The British protectorate was terminated in ISM, and Sultan Fi'nc See .1IACKBNKIE on Pa-c 5 Tbe Department of Agriculture says veins visible on a cow's udder do not necessarily indicate the amount of milk she will give. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Call-dice H. Wilson, fherlfi ot Mississippi county has purchaser: the First National Insurance Aqen- cy and now heatls the firm. Han-ei Morris, u-ho lias been rts-soctatcc' with the firm almost Jwo years. i.= secretary of the new orpnnizatio: and will remain as manager. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kiphfl] rum moved to Kcmiett. Mo., where Mn Highfil has purchased i beautv shop. John Cautlill left Sunday ni^hi for Columbia. Mo., where he attends the University of M^souri. *9852 V 8 •J8652 + A K J A K O ,J 10 V J 0 7 5 2 » 107 494 N W E S Deal«r A -1.1 A A76 »3 » Q93 + QI085 3S V AKQI064 « 4 AK4 76 Rubber— E-W vtil. South West N'onh Fart 1 V Pass 2 « 3 V Pass 3 N Pass T. P.-KC 4 ^ Double Pass Pass Opening— AK 2 A Happy New Year to you. Milton Belle, In the great work you are doing for underprivileged children. You bring many smiles and laughs into the lives of your radio nnd television audience and may your work continue to brine Miiiles and happiness into the hearts of Flying Mammal HOR!ZONTAI 1,8 Depicted nocturnal mammal 11 Registered 12 Apart 14 United 15 Oily compound 17 Falsehood 18 An (Scot.) 19 Suffer heat 21 Note of scale 22 Bristle 21 Smell 26 Wast? allowance 27 Damages 28 Nickel (symbol) 29 Any SO Samarium (symbol) 31 North Carolina (ab.) 32 Printing term 14 Grant .17 French river .18 Paradise i!9NoHt of Guido's scale 40 Fairies 46 Parent 47 Bind 49 Decoration 50 Inyecl larva 51 Injure S3 Divide 55 Negative vole 56 Headbands VERTICAL 1 Thin wood layer 2 Playing card 2 Month («b.) 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