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PAGE SIX BIATIIEVILLE (AflK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 1950 THE BL1THEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAT.NES, Publisher JAMES L. VEHHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manneer Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmcr Co., New York, Clilcago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered us second class mailer at the post- office st Blythevillc. Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1017 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATKS: By carrier in the city ol Hlythevilte or anj suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. $10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations Now llic Mrlh nF Jesus Christ was on Ihis wise: When as Jiis imitlii'r Mary w«s espoused Ui Joseph, before Hit'.v ratm- IngHher, she was found uilli child i»f Uie lltily Gliosl,—Multhfw 1:18. * * * ' The kindness ol' Christmas is the kindness of Christ. To know that God so loved us as to give \\s His Sou fov our clearest Brother, has brought human affection to its highest tide on die day ot tlial Brother's birili. If God so loved us, how can we help loving one another?—Maltbic Babcock, Barbs A record number of deer hunters stormed the Michigan woods this year. Men will never cease to war upon one another. * * * A Pittsburgh baby buy of five months already has had three major operations. A lifetime of conversation, if he were a girl. * * * Have 5'ou noticed winter's new slant on the hit-and-run—or haven't you been smacked by A snowball yet? * * * A writer siiys that women are like flowers. Meaning that, when they faile they dye? * * * One thing seldom happens to us in America, anyway. They don't often broadcast bagpipe music. An Empty Gesture Words That Woo Business Need Backing by Action President Truman wants business lo be happier. lie doesn't want its lenders to feel he's gunning for them simply because he's promoting the Fair Deal. In recent proof of this attitude we have the annual report of his Council of Economic Advisers. Mr. Truman approved the document and two. of his top aides had a hand in shaping it. It's a surprising report. At a time when businessmen are talking ns if they were definitely on the 1'tin before advancing big government, the President has chosen to reassure them in the friendliest and most complimentary words to come out of the White House since the old Republican days. Business has been fearful its freedom might be snuffed out by the "creeping socialism" it sees in a welfare state. Mr. Truman's advisers say this country is firmly committed to freedom for both business and government — that each has a distinct contribution to make toward economic well-being. The advisers not only say the two may live together in harmony. They' contend this co-operation already exists. They credit both business and government for the highly successful war effort and for what they consider the enlightened policies that have kept the economy on relatively even keel since the war. On the other hand, the report ulames both businessmen and statesmen for the Great Depression. Heretofore it has usually ljuen th« former who bore the full weight of criticism for that collapse. Most rcinnvknblc of nil, Ihe advisers openly ni'ge business to disagree with government. They argue that business SHOULD be conservative—wary about tossing away workable ideas before better ones have been clearly tested. A clash of views, they say, actually is beneficial to the nation, especially when undertaken in "good spirit." It remains lo be seen how business will react to these pats on the back. Probably ils leaders will look for some new sign from the Administration that the advisers' talk of co-operation is more than words. Should Mr. Truman make that sign, businessmen perhaps will feel greater encouragement than they have for many a year. But the President has cut out a hard task for himself in this effort to brighten every corner. few favors il is still able to grant, It is questionable whether Indonesia will return th« complimemnt. Chased by the Chinese Communists to the island of Formosa, the Nationalists no longer have much of a ''country" to recognize. iN'ations of the Fur Kasl likely will follow the lead of India by recognizing the Chinese Keils instead. It is they who hold the real China. Talk of recognition that comes- 1 from any point bill the Com- miMiist capital of Peking can only be the faint echo of a once strong voice. It Will Take Every Drop- Views of Others Economics Plus Politics TJie tone of President Truman's economic report to Congress is welcome. His appeal for bus government cooperation aiul for R spirit of "mutual understanding 1 and common purpose" Is helpful. We applaud his vision iti aiming at an expanding economy. Yet the iues.sa&e discloses glaring blind spots as to methods. And it is not necessary to lead between the lines to find a good mixture ol poll lies. Quite naturally Mr. Truinim takes pride in present prosperity. The alarm the administration Tell over JiLst spring's recession is reflected in the satisfaction expressed over today's recovery. Avid the President wisely does not claim all the credit fur governmental action. While pleased that ad- jiLsuncnls were made with relatively small trouble, he is emphatic Iti declaring that stability is not enough, He holds up before the American people a live- year gotil of a $300,000.000.000 economy. We will not join those who scoff at this idea. Indeed, we agree with the goal of dynamic economy HIK( with the five general principles Mr. Truman laid down. But we question sharply some of the projects he urges upon Congress. Our major difference with the President Is that we would uut more celiaticc on local and private initiative. He seems to regard any federal activity as a stimulus to business; we regard many forms of governmental intervention and expenditure as definite drags upon private enterprise. On three main grounds we question several of his projects: 1, They tend to lessen individual enterprise and responsibility. '2. They foster political abuses, both by catering to pressure blocs and by building up bureaucracy 3. At a moment when vast sums are required for the "cold war" U\ey threaten boom-time deficits. Mr. Truman recognizes that the decline in private investment is a grave danger, and oilers plans to help small business get capital. But he fails to recognize tiiat some of his spending and taxing philosophies, plus encouragement of labor's demands are prime factors in discouraging Investment. Possibly the adoption of a more conciliatory attitude toward business U a tacit recognition of tins fact, but words should be followed by lourier- s|K?;i.king actions. He properly urges business to holrt prices down to expand markets, but has repeatedly encouraged unions to push up Hie price of labor at the risk of constricting markets. • If tiie President had not been so blatantly poll- UcaiT.m. offering special benefits to various voting blocs,' we could have more confidence in his economics. If he showed some awareness chat political pressures are pushing the naiton into perilous fiscal policies, we could ue more enthusiastic over his emphasis on a growing economy. The mcs.'mgc discloses certain definite gains made by government and business in gathering information and in moving to counteract economic dangers. But it would be well for ali to recognr/e that no prosperity panacea has been devised- Much of today's bootn Ls precariously based on war-stimulated and dcljl-Iinaiiccd business. The test Americas economy met so well In 1949 was mild compared to some that lie ahead— possibly no more than a year ahead. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR The Ciiiuesvi Nationalists arc slill Ivy- ing to make a. noisu like a government. With the proclamation the other day /of the nc\v United States of Indonesia, the Cliiang Kai-shek regime quickly bestowed formal recognition—one of the Khyber Pass Incident in 1916 Holds Interest for MacKenzie , The DOCTOR SAYS There are few things more palu- Jul than attack of acute gout. When It Is typical, it starts in the middle of the night, with severe pain at the base of one of the big toes. This pain Is BO-sharp that it usually yokes the victim from a sound sleep. People who have hnd gout have described the feeling as though the joint were being pried apart with a red hot poker. Gout is almost always a man's disease, though it lias been found in women. It seems to vtm to some extent in families, though a family history of gout cannot always be obtained. It Is comparatively rare before early middle age. Overindulgence in food is likely to bring on ail attack. The particular parts of food \\hich appear to cause most of tVie tiouble are called purines. Rome foods contain purines In large amounts, especially sweet breads, liver, kidney, squab, and calf's By IX Will MaeKcnzJe A I' Foreign Affairs Analyst Well, here it's Monday again and t'm elite to produce another oJ (hose adventure stories which liav« been requested. This one has to Ac -rtte «, ^. perience I had a generation ago in the wild region ol the historic Kliyncr Pass on the frontier between Afghanistan a nd what we now know as" Pakistan but then It was part of India. 1 was reminded of it by a Pakistan dispatch saying the dispute between the two nations over ownership of this Inhospitable territory, which is Inhabited by fierce tribesmen had again become acute. Ko gather around the camp-fire lolks, jind I'll spin the yarn. , ^ World War I was going fiill''lpt in 1916 when I first visited India' the Khyber Pass through which Naturally my travels took me to various ancient conquerors invaded the Indian sub-continent. As usual relations between India and Afl ghanistan were delicate. At the time of my visit the barbaric Mohmand tribe-smell were making themselves obnoxious by . Others like veal, pork, beet,i raiding British territory for pillage sausage, gravies, and several kinds'and murder. These arc Ihc felloo, of fish, also have a higher purine I by the way, who can steal a blanket content than is safe for people who I from !x?ncath a sleeping mati with- aro afflicted with gout. Can Heroine Afiife There is a chronic form of the disorder usually called gouty arthritis. In gouty arthritis crystal-like substances called urate.s, made of the products ol purines. arc deposited in and near the Joints. This ^tagc orriinarilv is not reached until there have been ninny acute at- out waking him, What, you don't believe it? Then listen: T!ie tribesman creeps into tlis tent of the sleeper. T.he t nicf fi| . st liL-kles his victim's back with a feather. The sleeper always rolls over in the direction of the tickle. to BJt rid of it. Thereupon the native slips around to the other side and folds the vacated por- tacks of gout over a period of years. > lion of the bottom blanket tcngth- So They Say We need the courage to love. Hate stems from a sluggishness or the heart; It is cheap and easy. Love Is always a risk, but only a risk brings victory.—Theodore Hcuss, president of Wcsi German Republic. * » * The S'S.dOO.OOO.OOO budget ol 1949-50 tor our department Kill be reduced in 1950-51 to JI3.- 000.000.000 . . . nnd our defenses will be appreciably improved.—Deiense Secretary Louis Johnson. • * * The cold war is about half won.. .but., .it !s the easiest hair that lies behind US...KCA Administrator Paul Hofftnnn. * * * Unless ihr buying power of the masses, 7vho.sc wants croa'c nuukets, is progressively expanding, bu.sine.^, will have to b econtcnt with a virtually static situation. —Dr. Harold Moulton, president of Brijohiugs Institution. * * * There are slill 12.0DO Greek guerrillas in neighboring satellite countries. What their nest move will be is by no means clear.—i-'icld Marshal Alexander Papagos, commandcr-in-chief o[ Greek army. » • * Whether we want to or not . . . we havp to play an important roie . . , There is no halfway house . , . Either Inrim makes good <or) she just lades away.—Pnuic Minister Jawnhar^l Nehru o[ India. * * t \Vc Ir.c in an age of growing &clt-ln<U;lgcuce, ol hnidcjiFTii; materialism ftnd of falling moral standards.- Ilnluin's Princess Elizabeth. * + * In my jv.tfcmcnt ihe budget cannot be Balanced withoui additional taxes.—Budget Director Frank I'ace, Jr. / PETER EPSON'S Washington News Notebook Truman's Rosy Plan Should Convince Republicans They're Out of Running Presirient Tinman apparently worth waiting fov, U it coukl be had tries lo .spell out "a 50-ycnr plan by the year 2000. for the United State-s" in his latest in international affairs, there message to Congress. He says ihat j will.be world peace. The atom will the first 50 years of tills 20th cen- D e umier international control. The Iwry were the hardest— what wiUi|u nUcd Nations \vil ut a going concern mid will have forces to pre- Fortunately, acute gout can be really improved by proper .supcr- viMori and improved diet nnd Renera 1 living conditions. Until the last few years Roiit was thought to be decfefising. Although certainly not common, gout is not as rare as was formerly believed and not much more Is known about it than 100 years ago. N r ote: 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. t\vo \voriti wans ami everything. But the next 50 years—oh boy and oh baby—arc going to be just dandy, as the man outlines it. serve inter national law and order. World commerce wil be regulated under the new international Trade There isn't fcutylung the Rep\m- Organization. Other nations will licans cao cook tip thai will com- Fhlu - c America's prosperity through pete with this. They might ns well an expanded Point Four Program quit trying. The President's mcs- of technical assistance to unclcr- sage Is as dill ot prophecy, uplift developed countries. Communism ami noble intentions as any collcc- I w]11 te sl] p| )rcssc tl, not by force j tion of New Year's resolutions ever I of armji| hut by an apncaL [ 0 tllc assembled. Tlie script reads like a ] mimls alul nearU of mell . p"dicto,T^\hin's t ' to^om"™ And 1 AU tllcst! ble '' i£i "" H showered down \ in ftjur at home. The President, predicts there will he a fairer du>tri,- bution of wealth. Business will have greater incentives to produce. The farmers will tmve their in- conic supported by the Brannan Phin or -some such. La I) or will produce more and get a greater reward. There will Le increased freedom from poverty and drudgery—pre- .Miiiittbly through more pny for less work, The standard of living will rise. Middle-income nnd low-income families will be able to get cheaper housing. Unemployment insurance rates will bs higher. Old-nge insurance and other social security ben- efiT.s will be greater. There win be pensions. There will be more aid for education and medical insurance for all. More displaced persons will be admitted and civil rights eqtialit ywil prnvai. Meanwhile, business monopolies turn out to be 83.1416 per cent accurate, whal a great, wide, wonderful world its' going to be that your children's children will live in. Maybe Mr. Truman thinks he's going to rim for president in 2000 A. D., too, and that thus is his first campaign speech for the election. This mtvsage will probably be M-iticized by the President's oppon- int.s as being utterly fiintM-slic: drt'arn stuff But the man, could be ight. And nt this turning point in he 201 h century, when there is so nuch lo be scared nnd gloomy ibout. it is nice to know that the hief executive can look at the world lirough his rase-colorcd bifocals ind fin<l that everything is jake. Rcils Uiive a Trick to I-cnrn [f. Stalin and the Moscow plan- net's never offered the comrades anything nearly as good ns what Mr .Trunmn promises. The pie he s in the .sky would really be will be cured. Small business rejiggered so that the inequities will be reduced. Ilfvcrs Will lie Subject to Law The rivers will all be reorganized by law and wil produce more pi>w- will be a N&iional Science Founda- er. even in New England. There tion to get more power out of the get a better break and there will be more business. The Tail-Hartley act will be repealed. Taxes will be atom and take minerals out of sea water. But just n.s there Ls always one blemish on every peach .there is one thing tlmb the PresiUcJIt doK» not explain in his forecast for the millennium year of 2000 A. D. That is how the country Ls going to rid ot Us national debt of 3255,000,- QOO.OOO. In fact, the Preskluil doesn't even mention the national debt once in his whole message. This is strange, because this tional debt is the most overpowering monstrosity on the economic landscape. Any realistic appraisal o the State of the Union tcdny shoiilt take the national debt into consideration and say something aboui it f[ it can be assumed that ihi national debt, like the 8255,000,000,000 national product, is to be four i Umps greater in the year 2000 than it is today—why then the national debt will be something over a cool trillion dollars. That, prcsumaby, is about what It would take to pay lor al these luxuries. And if there's anybody around who wants Lo live for another 50 years just for the sake of seeing What a §1.000,000.000,000 national ' debt looks like, he's welcome to it. QUESTION: If one has dropsy. can it return, or is there a special diet, or rules for one to follow to prevent recurrence? — B.L. ANSWKK: Dropsy (s not R disease but is a condition in which exces- j live fluid accumulates In the 'tis- j iues, most commonly around the inkles or inside the abdominal cnv- ty. The most common causes are leart friilrrc or kidney failure, but severe deficiencies in the diet and other conditions can be responsible. Although diet is important In some cases, it ran only be prescribed properly when the cause lins been determined, and careful studies of wi.se. putting the edge against, the sleeper's back. Th:n the feather Ls used again. The sleeper rolls back toward his tormentor—and rolls clear off the blanket, which quickly disappears. Q.E.D. Simple, isn't it? Mackenzie's Horse Leads Pararle But to return to our adventure, things got so bad that the British decided to intern a whole colony of Tviohmands. That was a man-sine military operation, for it involved hundreds ot tribesmen in op.ni country. Tt/IPt fellows for the moat part w-3V" arniccl with wicked looking swords and antiquated rifles, but they w-^re magnificent fighters and weren't afraid to die. the dietary needs have been made. 15 Years Ago In Blythevill Joe Craig:, operator of Cratg's •ias announced the purchase i '^'.'j^ The operation was carried out as a sort of rabbit drive. The I Kabul River at that point divides | nnd its two branches form the sides of a huge triangle. The military decided to round up the natives and then drive them toward the apex of this triangle, profiting by ihe fact that the Mohmands wouldn't cross water because of superstitution. Once In , the triangle they couldn't get away. The British turned out about 6.0CO foot soldiers and cavalry for the drive. We started nt daybreak and were going hammer nnd tongs all rtny. Your servant rode with the cavalry. The natives scattered like wild animals and hid in all manner of places from which they of the herd, trucks and other equipment of ihe Lewis Dairy. This brings Mr. Craig's herd to 50. Kendall Berry, proprietor of the Manila Sentinel, weekly and Job printing shop at Manila, has purchased the plunt and equipment of the Franklin Press, job printing shop on south Railroad street here, and will operate the shop in the Inture. ' 1 Mips Peggy McKccl, a senior at Linden wood college, St. Charles, Mo., has been elected secretary of [ the Lindenwood Athletic Associa- !on. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erslmie Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— Holly- *ood is .still talking about Clark Gable's .surprise marriage to Lady iylvia Stanley. There was so much on fusion when the first news Hash rrivcd in Hollywood that "Sylvia Stanley ot Aldcrly." ;is she .signed lie marriage application, was not mined iatcly identified as Dong Fairbanks' \\Wvi\v. \ One M-G-M press ag^nt, know- ! ing Cable had been dating blonde producer Joan Hnrrbon .even call- ri John's secretary and asked if Sylvia Stanley was John's real :i3tne. Clark ann me bride iirst met 12 vears ago when slie was married to Don*; and he was married to Carole Lombard. They were a frequent 'our.somc. Hc-st gat;: Someone calKd M-G-M nnd asked if they had left for a honeymoon. A weary prcw- agent said: "Vest, they juM Irfl 1111 .1 motorcycle for a fishing trip in Ihc High Sierras." Kirk Dniiglns "thank-ed" the Hollywood Women's Press Club for voting him most co-operative artor of the yc.ir by sending an orchid to every one of its flO members, ; rr\ /l/V/>n H. Bognrl. voted most unco-oporot- ; ' 00 UltCn UP. conlinued to irriVale the lartks ' J?»"/7 /i» /Vn T by referring lo them a-s " />( " in MW J wenche,i." big announcements regarding his film work as the "new" Guy Madison, with more mature rolls. » * * There's no argmiirnl about Universal - International's juiikcl fo Germany for ( h c premiere of 'Trancis" being good for the morale of U.S. troops stationed Ihcrr. The film will gel a real Hollywood premiere in Wcisbudcn with lights and stars. Donald O'Connnr, Yvonne ilc Carlo anil Patricia Median lipad the list of 26 Hollywoodilcs , (tying over Jan. IS in a UHAF DC-1. * * * It's Shelly winters' silly about (lie Indian squaw who had a husband named Short Cake. One day he died, nnd because they lived far from town, she was unable to See IIOJJ-VWOOI) on r*&c 7 j trump bid, but he could not resist he temptation. Of course, his part- er was justified tn taking him to ixree no trump, When (he six ot spades was pened and the dummy went iown, the only thing South thought if was that the whole spade suit McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Ry William K. McKcnncr America** Card Authority Written for NEA Service "silly little i Hetty HuUon in a national mng- f or ever with lost of ''I'll co on noise " And an nrvasimial broken bone, llrlnvcri lly AH There ivcvr plenty o; rinmp ryes in the audience when Frank Mor- , c - H w guns face fInched on tliR screen nt ] ^ c »KHH> "i the first snriik of Ihc nnw Gable ! vuu-of-thc-mlll players no i film, "Key lo the City." U was' b;indlc the play of no trump v. MorgaiVs "last vole . '. Now U\a«. well and, IvonlcnUy, the weaker Today's hand was t^ken from ni intere.sting article by I. T. Sun I rlusivcly to bridge. the December' Issue of The Rridg \VorlcI, the only national masa in the United States devoted Mr. Sun is a member of a well known Chinese team of four ii New York. I like the way h Guy Madison and Sel7,uick have colled it a day. neent Helen Ainsworth says to watch for a lot of ' noi it th AK5 V 10 t>.1 2 » qSca + 965 WAK » A.I in i + A K 7 I Lesson Hand—E-W vul. South West N'nrlh Knst 2 N. T. Pass 3 N. T. Pass Opening—* 6 16 cidcd he would play a small spade from dummy. East won with the queen am returned a spade, which West woi with the ace. The next spade tricl was won by South with the ]acl and now there was no way to inafc the contract. As Mr. Sun points out. declare lias to stake everything on the kin of spades. He must go up with on the first trick. When il hold the trick, the only hope to make I the contract Is to find East with the king of diamonds. Here again South lias to be careful about the way he plays the riiamo'nd suit. If he leads (lie qucea of diamonds, he will still lose the contract. He must lead the nine spot, which East will no! cover. Now he can lead the oiicen and I persnEiders, Naturally there was i .some tough fighting, but casualties ' weren't too severe. ^ Gradually the Manmands w9!c pressed back toward the. apex of that water-triangle until they were trapped. Then they threw down their arms and surrendered. Mora than GOO of them were marched \ of C and interned. Their rifles and razor-like swords were distributed as souvenirs nmon? the troops. Thrills am! Tense Moment* Sure there were plenty of thrills and many tense moments. Wild • eats arc nasty fellows when they're i She wns •Ipha Delta tea recently given when j had to do with the performance lie wa.s admitted to this honorary of the calvary horse I rode. ,atin sorority. She also recently He aurt I never had met before articipiitcd in a hockey tourna- lent between the upper clansmen nd fie-fhmen, which was won by ier team. "Home scrap" is the steel Intlus- ry's term for metal trimmings, cct. oltcctcd in foundries and essed. and so his tricks and talents were an unknown quantity to me. He was an old war-horse and soon demonstrated thai he was a willful devil who took his own way if he could get it. One of his outstand- characteristics was that he in- repro- sisted on trying to lead the procession and I soon found myself See .MacKKNZIE on 1'age 7 Small Fish HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted small fish 8 It lives in -water 13 ficcome cheesy H Bird of prey 15 Kxist 16 Festivity 18 Become jelly 19 Chinese measure 20 Grains 22 Measure of cloth 2,1 Poker stake 25 Hoisted 27 Precipitation 28 Wait beverages 2fl Lieutenant (ab.) 30 Concerning 31 Tellurium (symbol) 32 Parent 33 Slate 35 Sicilian volcano 38 Lolcral part 39 Require •10 Toward 41 Fabulous monsters 47 Depart 43 Large deer SOSultanic decree 51 Distant 52 Bamboolike VERTICAL 1 Having magnitude 2 Constellation 3 Employ •1 French article 5 Peel 6 Brain passage 7 Granular . snow 8 Dropped 21 Whels 9 Kgyptian 2"! Tipped sun god 36 Chemical ester 10 Hen product 33 Fall flowers 11 Garment part 3< Spring flower 12 Turkish cape 36 Nullify 17 Babylonian 37 Worships rieity 42 Get up 20 Put in the 43 Measure ot middle area 44 Entrance in a fence i 45 Poems 46 Bird's home 49 New Zealand' parrot > SI Obese 53 Doctor (ab.) , 55 Tantalum , (symbol) when East ngaln rctu.-es to enter, i grasses he will have the ten to play under i 54 Having Iclt queen. In this way he will > will the will! lilaycr. the more no tramps he bids, j m aVe four dlamolm incK.s which. Mr. Sun points out mat. South .is | with the other, tricks he has, wiir enougli '"" " '"'^ "" ">"» nl • (or a iwo no give him his Ti6G«ze fixedly 57 Landed properties

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