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Meditations And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and m»de ray confession, and said, O Lord, Lhc great mud dreadful God, keeping the covenant and nu-rcy t* them (hat love him, and lo them lhal keep hh commandments.—Daniel 9:4, : •'. * - * * A man should never be ashamed lo own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, IhaL he is wiser today than lie was yesterday.—Pope. Barbs Girl babies usually learn lo speak before bey babies. Why do they have to have both tins first and the last word? * * * Tlic **(,.« men who used lo compiatn About -short skirls are now loin* around in summer According to a naturalist, some fish can travel faster than an express train. We're sllll going to try to catch them this summer. * + - 4 The closer you gel lo some people the quicker J»B i*t next to I hem. ' * + # According to a home economist, vegetables and fruit will ease your food budget. So will an Invitation to dinner. Visitors Point to Success Of 'Big Lie' Propaganda Russia's most violent, weapon in ils Jonsr-range war lo crush democracy throughout Ihe world and replace il with a dictatorship of world communism in neither its overwhelming military ; strength, its atom bomb, nor its peo- graphical position. 11 is the Big ] j e> It is the same weapon devised and used so successfully by Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, bul greatly refined and given vaster currency because Stalin has at. his command not only Moscow's own propaganda experts, but'those in satellite countries plus thousands of secret agents and credulous dupes within aH non-communist nations. The Big Lie's .success depends upon . one thing and one thing; only—constant, never-ending, hammering repetition. It no contradictory voice is raised, so much the better. How successful the Red propagandists have been with this is pointed up by s recent discussion with members of a group of 10 Austrian journalists now touring this country under the auspices of the Kockcfellci- Foundation, the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the State Department. These men, outstanding in their field, arc highly experienced, with more than average education and cultural background. Yet even they came here with certain ideas about the United States that puzzle an\American. For instance, during their week's slay in Cleveland, they watched operations in a large brokerage house. Some of them were amazed to learn that our big corporations have literally millions of stockholders, most of them just ordinary people in workaday jobs like themselves. As one of them put it: "1 always thought that a few big shots—15 or 20, maybe—held all tile stock and grew rich on the profits. Well—yon see—we get so much of that Communist propaganda." • The visitors also were impressed with the degree of culture lliey found in this country. One of them wistfully spoke of the fact that there are few American communities too small to have a public library. One suspects here the hammering: of another Communist Big Lie—that Americans are barbarians, concerned with nothing more intellectual than grubbing for a dollar. The visitors had other mis-conceptions. It makes an American wonder how Jiaive a grown man can be. But these Austrians are not naive—far from il. They just heard too much of the Rig Lie and not enough of the Big Truth. And if they swallow the Big Lie, how easily must it go down with the avcr- 1 age Euppoan man-in-lhc-slrccl and the ignorant peasant? No, it is ve Americans who are naive. We arc naive enough to believe that because we, ourselves, know how things arc here, everybody else in the world must know it, too. We are naive enough never to wonder why the rest of the world doesn't know the truth, without stopping to reflect that the most insistent informants it has are Moscow- serving propagandists. Experience with these Austrian newspapermen makes on realize that the Russians can givn us cards and spades in propaganda and walk off with the pot. Jt underscores once again the vital necessity of expanding and improving our propaganda agencies to the point where the Big Truth will paint the picture of American-style Democracy ami the Big Lie will be retired from Russia's arsenal as an obsolete weapon. Views of Others Manufacturer Warned To Hold Costs Down What the public calls and often stigmatizes as Big Business faces another crisis. Yet it is a crisis which can be converted into gain. Claude Putnnm, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, asks his influential organization to hold prices-down to an absolute minimum, Suppcsc you were head of United States Steel ' this morning. You foresee wage increases by 500,000 employees later this year. You foresee wage increases by another 500,000 employees In coal. You foresee Ihe same In 'railroading. And nver Ihcm nil hangs the threat of strikes to gain those Increases—strikes which will cut further Into your operations and profit. Would you Increase the price of steel this week In anticipation? The temptation Is great. But it seems to •/ The' News that Big Business and Biff Labor ought to get together and put country first and individual welfare second. That seems to be wlmt Ml 1 . Putnam is driving at. He wants organized, voluntary effort by the nation's manufacturing Industry to keep inflation down. Would' organized liibor pare Us demands cor- res|x)ndin[;ly? Mr. Putnam can not speak for labor. But he can speak for business, and if ha could succeed in voluntary control business would gnln enormously in public esteem and the country would gain in economic strength. The alternative is government controls, or runawny inflation. The latter would he ruinous. The former \vitl be weakened, as tn 1942-47, by politics, chiseling on'quality and black markets. Mr. Putnam's essential thesis is sound at this moment—the country's welfare firsl, at any cost. l»ibor ought to heed that. too. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS Ambassador O'Dwyer Mayor Fernando Alemnn of Mexico City says he is "delighted" that' his -pal. Mayor O'Dwyer of New York, Is lo be our new ambassador to Mexico, We hope his brother, President Alcman, will be equally pleased. Bill O'Dwyer has made good on every job handed him, from patrolling a heat in BrcoMyn to running our biggest city. The Irish-born politico goes south of the border with many assets for his new assignment. Nol the least of these is his charming wife, the former Elizabeth Sloan Simpson of Dallas. Mrs. O'Dwyer may be counted on to dispel the last of any prejudices against Texans that may still linger in the innd of the Montezumas. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say We rejoice that the United Nations did not this time give in lo the blackmail of the accomplished fact.—Vincent Atirtol, president of France, on Korea. + + • You don't give world championships away on a golden platter, if Louis can be.it Charles, then he should hold the championship until he's beaten. —Jack Deinpscy. former wcrld heavyweight champion. * • * * The United States is working tor peace, bul it is also striving to be teady to answer the only language . . . ambitious dictators respccl . . . armed forces.—Sen. Virgil Chapmmi »D., Ky.). + * * In letting Mnlik take over the Security Council it was like letting a member of the Capone gang take over Ihe FBI during a law enforcement drive.—Sen. William F. Knowland iR.. Calif.). + + < There will be no sugar 5hcrtage. The longer U:e hoarder holds on to the sugar, the luudcr and lumpier It will gel.—Ody H. Lamborn. president of Lamborn & Co.. Inc. * * * Communists lalk of freedom while they murder II. They talk of peace while Ihey support aggression. They . . pretend to virtues which their philosophy rejects.—Clement AUlee. prime minister of Great Britain. * » + It appears that a considerable number of speculators are intent upon "cashing in" on the opportunity afforded by. the cmci'scncy situation which.now faces the nation.—Charles P. Brnn- nan. Secretary of Agriculture. * * ' Liberty could not survive without two parties. It has been proved that a pasty that remained dominant or a one-party system always has led to a country's dcwiHall.-Hcrbcn Hoover, farmer President. i There'll Come a Day Peter Edson's Washington Column Korean War Materials Orders Attract the 'Influence Peddlers' (First of two dispatches on the newest practices of the "Five Per- centers" and ••Influence Peddlers" tn Washington.) it WASHINGTON — (NEAV- - "Five Percenters" and '•Influence p e ,|- rllers" are still clolnn' business In Washington at the same old stand. Prospects of f a I national defense orders growing out ol the Korean war have, In fact, increased prospects for a killing b y com mission men, free lance m a n u r ncturer-;' agents. contract' Telrr Edson men wno C [ a | m to i be political fixers and new deal lawyers claiming to have an "in 1 ' with the administration. In spite of the big expose of Ihe Five Percenters' racket and the strange doings of Maj.-Gen. Harry Vaughan and pal John Maragon. by Sen. Clyde H. Hoey's Expenditures Subcommittee a year BRO. the fraternity of alleged Influence peddlers ncvei left town. Senators Karl E. Mil mil of South Dakota and Homer Ferguson of Michigan introduced bills requiring Five Percenters to register, and (o make contractors report on all commissions paid. These bills were I never passed. Contractors Must Fill Out "Safeguard" f-Vrms Defense Secretary Louis Johnson has declared that "the sellers of influence will be driven from the market piace." But he apparently did not reckon with Ihe smartness of the fixers and their lawyers. General Services Administrator Jess Larson has set up other safeguards for government procurement contracts. These safeguards also apply to contracts for military supplies. Since July I. every bidder on a government supply contract has been required to sign a statement (Form 30) checking these points: "That he is a f ) rczujar dealer in. ( ) manufacturer of the supplies bid upon. "That he f ) has. f ) has not employed or retained a company or person (other than a full- lime employe) to solicit, or secure this contract, and agrees to furnish information relating thereto as rc- ouestcd by Ihe contracting officer" Then when the bid is made. the. bidders must, fill out another statement on contingent fees 'Form 119). This requires other information "on companies or persons other than full-time employes employed or retained to solicit or secure this contract." Contractors must furnish names nf these agents, their relationship to the contractor, a copy of the agreement with the sgent. l-is duties amounts paid or to be paid for securing contract, and statements on whether agents are bona fide em- ployes. How Contractor Tan Work The Angles f""rm 110 will not come Into gcn- SATURDAY, AUGUST 2«, 1950 Only Preparedness Can Stop 'Hot War' eral use until October 1. And (here has been so little experience with F-rm 30 thai the Federal Supply | Service has had no occasion to check I returns. | Bu> already there is evidence that Ihe Five Percenters and Influence Peddlers are trying to find ways to beat this disclosure. One reported dodge is (o make Ihe Washington agent or lawyer a vice president of the firm, 'or a special assistant to the president The purpose is to make it appear that he is a "full-time employe." As such, his identity would not have to be disclosed. Still another dod?e is lo make the agent—the legitimate Five Per- center—the cover-up mnn for the Influence Peddler, the fixer or the lawyer with the political pull i n administration circles. This is done by empowering the Five Percenters to hire lesal counsel, paving him for fees as part of his office e.xncnscs. The opportunities for political graft in such a racket are obvious. Thus far. there have been tin test cases on these attempted evasions But government counsel for the procmenienl agencies are re-examining their regulations to see if they need tightening. Federal Supply Service has already given an opinion that an agent — a Five Percenter — working for two or more comnanics nny not be regarded as "a full-time em- L ploye' of cither or all of them. ' Th« DOCTOR SAYS By KIMVIN P. JORDAN', M. ». Written for NEA Service There are many important and difficult problems about allsrgy, > few questions on which subject are answered today: Q—Is a patch lest for allersles liainful and complicated? Someone told nie that. It is done by removing a patch of skin for each possible allergy, then applying a medicated pad to each spot and thai the; places which become infected prove the substance to which the patient is allergic. Is that true? M.A.P. A—Someone was certainly Idling you stories. A patch l«l for allergy is made merely hy applying > pilch made of a sort of fabric soaked wllli it iinrllcular protein substance and placing it on the normal skin. N'o skin Is removed. If the nirmal sliin shows slight irritation, then the test, is called positive for that particular subslaner. Putin lesls, therefore, are' not painful. Q—My son ha.s been bothered with hives alter each meal. Is that something to worry about? A.L.T. A—This sounds su*|i!cinusly |[Ve an allergy In some food which the youngster cats at each meal. What this food might be can only bt discovered by milking allergy tests. Since It happens so regularly, however, tine would suspect a common food like milk. Have him Ifsted hy all means. Q—My eyelid* itch In the ntorn- in;.'. Could this be an allcrgy?;M. p. A—This could be an allergy. The most likely possibilities are lace powder or a mascara. The anr.ner mold probably be found by skin testing. • • » Q—What effect would clgarct and pipe smoke have on persons who are allergic to tobacco smoke and also have chronic . bronchitis and coronary heart disease? Mrs. E. A—It certainly would 'not be gool for Minn. A true allergy'to tobacco smckc is rather rare but does exist. If this Is (he case, constant exposure lo tobacco smoke hy • person with Hie other conditions mentioned Mould put an added strain on the lungs and heart. • • • Q~-I know a lot nl people with asthma who seem to get no help from anything this is done for it. Don't you think doctors should work a little harder on how to cure it? Mrs. B. N. A—They are working hard, but the solution of flip, problem nf aslhma for all patients ha< not set hren found. H dors nol h*lp MIR present sufferer from asthma lo say so, lnil It is likely that this cnn- rtilion. like many others, will even- lually be conquered. • • • Q—Among a host of other foods. I am allergic to milk so that I can get practically none of It. Can you tell me of some substitute toods that would take its place? C.F.K. A—Calcium lablels can be usf.d lo replace. Ihe calcium portion nf milk. The other desirable Ingredients nf milk are. more difficult, hut some of them are contained in other foods and some ean be lak- en in the form of vitamin tablets as your physician may direct. 75 feurx Ago Today By ItaWITT 'MacKEN'ZlE AP Foreign Affalri Analyjt One of the questions most often shot at me by renders lj whether there Is any hops of an early end to the "cold war." Professional observers generally take a dim view of anything life an early termination of the c Eve)) those who don't rega con/a*. ard 'Si. other world war a.s Inevitable, believe Ihe "cold war" will continue for a long, long time. Whether Ihe "cold war" vill develop eventually . Into a "hot war" will depend on the degree of military preparedness achieved and maintained by the democracies, sound military prenarencss presupposes .-:otmd economic conditions, and up. on them depends the type of "peace" which we can have. However, military preparedness and economic strength won't halt the cold war. for that is the weapon which Moscow depends to further the spread of Communism The phrase "cold war" is merely another term for the "world revolution" which the Bolshevist government decreed upon its establishment a generation ago. That ideological crusade U as unchangeable as the rising of the sun. •In many respects ' the unceasing grind of thus cold war is more wearing on the nerves than would be a shooting war. The spying, Ins bickering, the devilish and easily schemes like the Berlin blockade- all these things are meant lo be, and actually are, tough on morale and tempers. Still, this Is the v'ay Lenin and Stalin originally laid ft down that Communism was to be spread imo all lands. H 1* extremely foolis^ffc ihink the Kremlin is going to listen to arguments and halt and ideological offensive which has brough', vast returns thus far. What we've got to get firmly fixed in our minds Is the fact that the whole world is in an ideological upheaval. It's something which has been developing for generations—and it may lake generations to iron it. out completely. • The Communist assault is only one aspect of thU change, although It is the most extreme. The task is to keep this at time* violent "cold war" from developing into something which might set progress back for generations. One of the brightest spots in, this grim picture is the manner In which the United Nalions has emerged In leadership through its handling of the Korean crisis.- This peace organization seems suddenly to have found l(.s feet. I like the line used by Director General Trygve Lie in a recent speech. Said he bluntly: "The job of the United Nation.-,^: lo do ail it can to prevent a t?ep world war, by conciliation whenever possible, by force when necessaiy." That's the policy being applied to the Korean situation. But it mustn't be overlooked that the jx>l- Icy can only be effective if Ihn member nations provide the wherewithal. The strength of (he U.K. lie* in the strength provided by its members. • That is one cogent reason why the democracies .should ;o equip themselves that they will be prepared not only to defend themselves but to back the U.N. In maintaining peace. All-out preparedness in the insurance against a hot war dcvelop- 1 ing out of a cold war which may run on indefinitely. IN HOLLYWOOD By Graklni Jonnson N'KA Staff Cnrrtspfinrlfnt .VFTXT: Olhcr ^llcmplc,: r-railnns f Rnrcrnmcnt conlnict regulations. HOLLYWOOD, (NBA)—There 1 .! a sizzling angle lo Marlon Brandos sudden dignity and well-pressed suits. You won't be seeing the Brando of the baltered leather jacket until "A Streetcar Named Desire" gets oft the sound tracks.! That's by order of Warner studio lop generals, who don't want any oll-bcnt male star taking the publicity spotlight away from Vivien Leigh. A lol nf I'vlra-sliarp Hnllywooil- ilcs arc pretty rerlain that Ihe wrilers of l.nua Turner's "A Life j of Her Own" had a certain tic.inly| expert In mint! when they penned I il. MflM nii^lil as well romp cml ! and call Ihe pielllrr "Js'o Life of ! Anila Colliy's Own," Dick Ha.vmrs Is following Dirk i Powell's footsteps as crooner turned j loush guy. He'll play a private eyn i in "The Note That Wasn't Hoard" for the Danzingcr Brothers. . . . Ronald Reapen and writer Robrrl' Rilcy Crwcher arc plolllnp to package "One Way Ride," a comedy western. Walter OKccfr. after hrarluK about "Winchester n" and -Colt 45": "Maybe they'll star me in 'Cap Pistol 8. 1 " The blonde beauty who is comforting writer Sy Bartlett over June Haver's decision lo duck love is Ruth Lewis. She's In "Born to Be Bad." . . . Before Katharine Hepburn climbs into the clotlus of the missionary's sister in "The African Queen," she'll have to give Metro 30 days lo say she c.in do it. l.co's cot first call on Kaiie's cniolinc wb"» •••••>•$ ready to face the cameras again, COMMl:i)lt,.\.' . vl I ANTING Joan Davis plays her first slamoi Sirl with Ginger Rogers ami Jack i Carson tn "IllcgaJ Bride." She even | wears a sexy nightshirt whipped up' by designer Elois Jensscn. "My comedy fans don't have lo worry, though," says the movie lun- nywoman. -I vvc.ir fur slippers and a hat trimmed with peanuts, too," Ask Joan about flic tussle for her pa-.v between Danny Elman Sec HOLLYWOOD on 'r a je :, • JACOBY ON BRIDGE B.T OSWALD .uroilY Written for NEA Srrn'ce Hands that are played at high vonlracu usually provide more excitement than the lowly part 5CO re. However, there can be a tremendous amount of play In a Inw contract. One of the most action-packed hands I have ever seen was the one shown today, played at only two spades. West opened Ihe deuce of clubs, obviously a singleton, East plaved the jack, and South won with ihe ace. South realized that it was necessary to draw trumps quickly to prevent West from getting loo many ruffs. Since two spade tricks had lo he tost no mailer how the trumps were divided. South qullc properly began that suit by leading the deuce of spades from ils hand. E"-', won <vilji the Jack of sp.ides. cashed the king of clubs, and led Ihe four of clubs for ' Is partner lo ruff. The significance of leading the lowest club was.that It showed a possible entry In the low side-suit —diamonds. Iff East had held an entry In hearts, he would hive led the eight of clubs,1 West ruffed with Ihe ten of spades and promptly returnea the Ihrre of oiniNonrK rt was obviuus to South that West was undcrle.id- ing some top diamonds and it was quite possible lirat he was undcr- leadip? the ace-kinc-quren. Sor'h therefore put up dummy's jack M diamonds, hoping to win ihe trhk. It was a good Idea, hut actually East was able lo win with the queen of diamonds. East now returned another club, snn* South had co nuke another decision. He finally decided that West would not have been so anxious lo give h)s partner the lead, if he held both the ace and queen .if spades, since both would be tricks In any case. Nor would he have taken any risks if he had held the ace of trumps alone. II sccmerf cle.ir that West must have the blank queen of trumps. South therefore rulfed with the knif of spades to shut out an overrun. He then returned a low trump dropping West's queen and Fast's ace on the snme trick. Smith's problems were not vet over. He had already Insi rive tricks and needed the re.st. win, only .iiii- trump In dummy and two pojslhl- heart losers in his own hand the situation was ticklish. After winning the ace of spades, i »0 53 r f'.l 26 » .1 7 B a * QIC 6 3 AQ107 VQ871 » A K 9 8 3 • •) N 1*1 r C1 C, s A A J r 195 2 » Q 105 *K J87 A K9M 2 r A K j a •» 1 ». A 05 Neither vul. West North East I » Pass 2 * Snulh Double Pass 2 •> Double 2 *, Pass F'nss Pass Opening lead — J» 2 East returned a diamond, and South ruffed. He then cashed the ace and king of hearts and paused foA Ihotighl. It was clear that West had started with three spades and one club. The pl.iy hart nl-o indicated that West had slarlcd with five diamonds. The West had therefore counted out to exactly four heart*. Tho.sc hearts had to Include Ihe queen, since otherwise Wrsi would not have had enough strength lor an opening bid. With (he courage r,t desperation Sciuth led Ihe Jack of hearts froi his hand, hoping to pick up the ten ol hearts In Ihe East hand. \Ve;t played low, and South let the Jack of hearts ride. It was then c.isy lo ruff the ninc^if hearts in dummy 1 to make sure of Ihe contract. The wedding of Miss Marian Elsie Eraun nf Memphis lo J. Nick Tho- ma.s. Jr.. of Memphis and Blythe- vitle. will be solemnized August 31 at the parish house of the Sacred Heart Church In Memphis. • rhe Rev. Louis Kcrnphcus will say the ring service. After a two weeks honeymoon. Mr. Thomas and his bride will make (heir home at 1531 Poplar in Memphis. A large number of Blytheville people will attend the wedding. Miss .Braun was guest of honor yesterday wiien Mrs. J. 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