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FAGE RX BLYTfnWTLLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS THB BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS : . Tfflt COURIER NEWS CO. » i H. W. HAINES, Publisher I ' BARKY A. HAINES, AwLsUnt Publisher 1 ' A. A. rREDRICKSON, Associate Editor . HUMAN. Advertising Manager . Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphit. 'Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October », 1917. • ,-- ; Member at Thji Associated Press . . SUBSCRIPTION RATES: jBy carrier in the city ol Blylhcville or any aumirban town where carrier service U maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles $-!.00 per year, »2.00 for six months, $1.00 for Ihree moults: by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations Fw [ delivered unla you first of all that which 1 alto received, how that Clirlsl died for our •IB* •eeordlnt to the scriptures.—1 Cor. 15:3. » + * As a dead man cannot inherit an estate, no more can a dead soul inherit heaven. The soul must be resurrected in Christ.—D. L, Moody. Barbs Interior decorators say the old-fashioned "cozy corner" is staging a comeback. Anybody got a iterecpticon handy? * * * Ke»l lovers of the red, white and blue hive acnat «nou t h to keep away from the black market. * • * An economist says the possession of even a •ceo'nd-hand car Is an advantage. Yeah— the advantage we frequently have to push home. * » • A eoople m the west co»sl were married by phone. Here'l a wish for loni happlnew— with ebe on the line. A Jury ol designers voted the automobiles of 1W* the best looking cars ever made. This might be called 20 year» of progress-backwards. 'Peaceful' Atomic Pile Promises Future Wonders Ever since America began lacing up Ita military boots again tin's summer, Americans have- been bombarded with •tomie arguments, fears and apprehen- - «ion«, suddenly revived by memory of what happened at Hiroshima five years *• ago. h There have been clarion calls to .„ drop the bomb in Korea, even on Mos- ' cow, and get it over with. (And there have been saner declarations that we are not yet engaged in a struggle of atomic proportions.) There have been dramatically frightening articles on what would happen to us if the bomb dropped in our neighborhood. (And there have, been more sober explanations, in the Atomic Energy Commission's own handbook, that discounted a lot of old fears.) It is true enough, to be sure, that America is engaged in an atomic arms rac«, and that production of atomic bombs is probably at an all-time high. But there is hopeful evidence, too, that the atom may be put to work at peaceful pursuits in time to be one of the wonders of this generation. One such sign comes from the AEC's Brookhaven National Laboratory at Upton, N. Y. There the other afternoon a mild and bespectacled scientist in shirt -sleeves gave [he signal that started the awesome forces of nature at work in America's first postwar atomic pile. Brookhaven is probably the. most powerful atomic furnace in the world, but it is dedicated solely to scientific research. In its reactor, neutrons will be produced to help chemists learn more about the elements; biologists, more about life's processes, and medical experts, more about the mystery of diseases. In a few months, when the furnace at Brookhaven reaches its full force, it will be a small-scale example of another job the atom could do for man's good. The 30,000 kilovvalU it will be producing then could, if converted, provide all the electrical needs of a small town. The .electricity Brookhaven could make is only a symbol, however. Other laboratories are working feverishly to build an atomic engine for submarines, and there is great hope they will have succeeded by late 1951. Once'before submarines showed the way to a new power for transportation in the development of the diesel engine that is now fast crowding coal out of railroad locomotives. Brookhaven's dedication to research ' U an encouraging milestone in the atomic a*«. It is a paradox tiiat the arms race for an atom-powered submarine is most likely to show us how to harness the atom to civilized, workaday jobs. But it is not, an unhappy paradox for tht futur*. Doin' What Comes Unnaturally \ There wns a great to-do down in Houston, Tex., when a pretty young elevator operator at City Hall complained that a middle-aged City Councilman kissed her wliilc lie was riding in her elevator. Tlic furore seems to have been caused by the fact he was not campaigning for office at the time. Views of Others Vanishing Surplus The shortest cotton crop'slncc 1946 plus the looming demands of defense may enable the Commodity Credit Corporation to eliminate the big surplus it had built up under loan. This is becoming evident In Arkansas where, mi August 10. there were only 26.001 bales held by the government. That figure is even lower now. This is a drastic reduction from Ihn 243,306-bale total of the '49 Arkansas crop which went "into the loan" earlier in the season. According to a New York Times outline of the national situation, all Indications »re that low supply and high demand may lead to Cull commercial marketing of this year's crop without the need of supports. During the last two seasons, the government has advanced $1,200,- OOO.OOD to fanners to support the staple. But with recent price advances farmers have been repaying loans on the '48 crop and in addition life CCC has been selling some of the pooled '43 cotton. The CCC made loans on 3,190,0*7 bales of the 104D crop. By August 3 growers had redeemed 2,803.017. At the end of June, 1950. the CCC held 3,038,416 bales of the '4a production. Industry sources estimate that 1.000,000 to 1,200,000 bales of this has now been sold. A number of factors were responsible for this year's small crop, which is estimated at only 10,308.000 bales. 36 per cent below the 16,124,000-bale total of 1949. Among them are bad weather and insect damage, But the major cause was the drastic acreage curtailment ordered by the Department of Agriculture to cut down the huge cotton surplus. A.s an example, Arkansas'* quota this year Is 1,100,000 bales; in 15-19 it wns 1.600.000. *Bides this, all allotted acres were not planted. Of 21,100,000 allowable acres this year, only 19.032,000 were utilized lor cotton. Another factor is a strong foreign demand which Agriculture expects to remain heavy throughout the 1950-'51 season, this may be further stepped up now that limits have been taken off the Japanese milts and war has come to the Far It is said that mills In Japan may use 500,000 to 1,000.000 more bales than '-..lust year. '••;."-.••: Thus the chances of weather and war which could scarcely be anticipated a year ago appear to be combining, to'get the government out of what might be described as a rather "overstuffed" position in cotton. Comparable conditions got the Roosevelt Administration out of a similar spot, shortly before World War II. cotton is still a gamble, sometimes good, sometimes bad, for nil connected with it—even Uncle Sam. -iV^—ARKANSAS GAZETTE GI Says Thanks Gerald Shoemaker of Redwood City, Calif., recently wns graduated from college alter four years under the GI Bill of Righu. He wrote his congressman: "This cost the American people several thousands of their dollars. Purpose of this letter is to thank them, through you, one of their chosen representatives. I hope I can repay my debt In part by being a. better American." What > refreshing letterl What « rare manifestation In • day when so much is taken for grantedl The most useless make-up in character Is envy; the must regrettable is Ingratitude. How effortless, how inexpensive, how rewarding . is the little show of appreciation, a word of thanks, a heartfelt expression of pleasure and sratitude. It is one of life's Immortelles, always remembered. Note, loo, that GI Shoemaker thanked "the people." No benevolent group in Washington did it. The people paid for it. —DALLAS MORNINO NEWS So They Say From hundreds of national lansuages will develop . . one common, international language which will not be German or Russian or English, but a new i.ingungc.—I'iciiiJrr Joseph sialm. * •* * Congressmen go along on pork barrel legislation because you (voters) back home have established the theory that if you don't get your pork right new you'll get new lestslalors.—Scn. F'aul Douglas (D., 111.I * * * Organized labor has been steadily drifting away from organized Christianity [ or £onlt yt, lrs and the gap is becoming ominously wider.—Rev. Einlyn Davis, of Cardiff, Wales. + + » Today's fans don't mind that their idols are married. They did then (30 ycais agoi. There were only six or seven stars. We were like people from Mars. The public had us on a pedestal.— Francis X. Bushman, early movie f * * Korea Is only one small outpost of a terrible Ideology of human slavery that could eventually kill the greatness of America and destroy Hie divine gift of freedom to live and work where and »* we chocse.—John K. Ndrilirnp, president ol Northrop Aircraft, Inc. * * * Never in the past have Ihc two prcat wines of labor seemed so close together. Never has our labor movement seemed so near to oroadcnlnc political activity . . . Into ortanic slnclcntss,— Thomai X. D«wty, governor 01 New York. > A Steadying Influence MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 1950 cr ,*&in ***£•/* Peter Ed sort'I Washington Column — Helped by' Influence Peddlers' Promoters Can Build Fortunes Second of two dispatches on the newest practices of "rive Percent- ers" and "Influence Peddlers" in Washington. WASHINGTON —(NEA)— "Five Percenters" and "Influence Peddlers" who try to obtain special consideration for their clients through government contact.! resort to many ingenious »nd devious practices. ." One angle recently attempted was all effort to ?et a defense contract lor a certain company on the Peter Ed»on {rounds that It would help relieve unemployment In a distress area. Basis for this claim was an order from the White House itself, dating buck to last August. President Truman at that lime had directed thst government de-i partment-s which do heavy buying should switch procurement where feasible to nine "E" areas In which unemployment was roora than 112 jjer cent. Last February there were 43 of these "E" areas. Today there are only 22. and the next monthly report will show even fewer. A typical effort to take advantage of this situation, however, has been described somewhat as follows: A group of promoters, eager to to get in on some of Vhe government's expanded buying for national defense, located an idle plant in a distress area. An offer to buy or lease the plant, contingent on receipt of a government contract, was then negotiated with the owner. A brochure was then prepared, describing all these lovely manu- U> the White House, the Chiefs of Staff, and government procurement offices. Also to known Five Percenters in Washington. Flv« Percenter* Mu»l Learn What Government Wants At this stage the promoters had nothing to 3?!:. They had no particular experience in manufacturing, They were merely looking for something to make which they could sell to the government. It is the job of the Five Per- center—the commission agent middleman who knows what the gov- einment wants lo buy—to be responsible for finding the promoters a product to make and a contract on which to bid. New companies entering this field are nflen al a disadvantage. Filling a first order involves high costs. Established competitors are always in a position to make lower bids. So the promoters and their Washington ngcnt try to have their business put In a special category. Getting Department of Labor support [or nnylhlne that will, relieve unemployment is'in the same class. The government's main protec- See EDSON on I'ajr 9 IN HOLLYWOOD Jonnfoa Stmff HOLLYWOOD INEA) — Exclusively Yours: Dark-eyed Jants Paige, who oolt- ed the Warner talent stable, Is fec;(ng a lot belter about her career these days. She says: "I w»* lucky to be doing things at Warners. Rut affcr the war. I didn't have Ihe experience to cope with what thfy gave me. I had to so out (a theater tour) and got the experience. Now I'm ready to be a real actr«!." Free-laiiclns riorsil't scare her. "If* a feast or famine," she laughs. • • • \ An autograph hunter rushed up U) Alice Faye and Vic Maturt, con- •.•frsirs; from adjoining tables al lilt Utterly Hills Tropics, am) said: "\Vhjr don't you nuke another picture lojtetlur? i „„. ev c r y picture you co-starred tn before thf war." They never rven made a trailer In- Setlier. Even radio ha,s title trouble. Ssra Bcrner's new alnhow started cut as "Sara's Private Eye," th?n became. "Sara's Private. Eye." then became "Sara's Private File," -,va.^ changed to "Sara's Private Filcm." was. changed, to "Sara's. Private Crlnif."- and now is "Sj'ra's Private Caper." Next week: "Sara's Priiatc ISa.U Lynn." "Ronls" Under "Texas" Audit Murphy is getting' bcaminj looks from UI olftciab, Ted Richmond, his producer on "Kansas Raiders." tolrt me: "Audie In 'Kid From Texas' .iiit- gro.wrt 'Tsp RooUv' Nobody can understand H. but there ii." Alan Ladd hnx his shirt open only to the second button in "Branded" at Paramount. This U Alan's first 'whoa there" Optra since "Whispering Smith" and If somebody scored the picture with what his studio bosses ,.r« Ihmklnjr .v< he utters his 'Howiilr.v" you would hear a symphony of *il- ver beln? plunked down at the box office. Alan lArtil a;alnst a background of carliu, tumblruetd unrt rnitip- lire brtrnn fs monp.y In the hank. MCKcdes McCambrldge and Herman Maiiicicvlci! arc huddlln; nn a Mory about a tamed woman,, Almcc Scmple McPlicr- .<on? Tht Jame> Cain s'zzlcr, "?*ri>.- lutie," to htini packed In let *nin »t Wunen. Thu Um« IU not for censorship reasons. The studio will wait until Ruth Roman does the sisttr role in "A Streetcar Named Desire" before casting her as l.he liery Mexican doll in the Cain history. Richard CarlKon admits he changer! two or three words tn his three-part national magazine story of thf African location trnk r.f "Klnj Sntnmon'i Mines" »l the re- f[itcsl of MG-M top bras*. But ne says: "This was Carlson the Journalist *nri I actually didn't need approval. I told MG>1 that Ihrre would be no editorial supervision." • The Great Indoors Joel McCrea and director Hu^o Fregoncse were talking about ranches on the set of "Saddle Tramp." "You ought to buy some ranch property around the Rogue nivcr," said Joel. "Thai's jroat country up there." It all depends on the housiin," said Fregoncsc. "I like lo jtl in out of the scenery." Ronald Reagan uses this to illustrate why he loves America: One day on his way to Pira- moimt he slopped lo buy some rig- arcts and a young fellow op-ratinj an automobile washing business on the adjoining lot came up to him with: "Brother, your car sure needs a wash Job." "I know." said Rea^n. "but I Jiever seem to have lime." "It'll only lake a couple cf hf:;:r.<:," said the wash rack kid, "go ahead and lake my car." Rcz:«an had a quick menial Mash of himself driving to Paramount In a hot rod, but »»ld: "Okay, |i' s , deal. Where's your car?" He handed Rca|nn the keys xnd :hf .star drove olf—in the rack boy's cream Cadillac! A fan magazine posed Jane \Vy- j man and Ginger Rmjer.5 for a col,' layout at the Hillcrest Country ! Club. Jane stole the show. lighting | up a briar pipe a la Bing. j Not In the script: A big prod.ic- I ft. In search of an lulci-planr- ! larj, story heard that Clifior.l Oncts had once written a play mled "Rocket to the Moon." I'.c alTlcd hk whole stall to find a copy ol the play, then left town when hi; stoiy analyst placed a rme-pa^j synrcp:il<; of the draina on ills Thr OdcU play is about i Ul * t i »ho fain In love with his • JACO6Y ON BRIDGE Bj- OSWALD JACOBY Written for NKA Service 7"oke-Out Bid May Prevent Disaster "Please tell us what wem wrong with us on this hand." ask.? a Tacon-.a fan. "West opened the ten of spades. and East overtook with the Jack to return his low tromp. South finessed tne nine of hearts and West won with the ten. West returned his remaining spade, and East won with nine. East then returned the jack of hearts, 'It didn't really matter what ciouth did on this trick. He was bound lo lose three diamonds, three trumps, two spades, and a club. He was down four for a penalty of 1100 points I "It seemed to us that Smith had a fairly good ovcrcall. After all, what are you supposed to do with a fairly strong five-card suit in a hand that contains about three honor tricks? If you keep passing such cards the enemy will steal e"cry hand. #Q863 V72 « 75 18 + J 1093 2 * 104 u VK1084 u, » AQJ2 " fc 4574 a * A K J 9 2 V J5 * 10033 _*. * /* VAQ063 Eart 1 * Pass « K64 + KQ5 N-S vul. Sooth West North 2 V Double Pass Pass Opening lead— 4> 10 "West's double was very close and probably a very fine bid, bill thi. 'f" 'lot settle the problem of what South should have done with his hind. Was it worth a bid or wasn't it?" 11 was worth action, but it was not w-orlli a bid. South should have douuled for a lake-mil ins'.ead of bidding two hearts. There Is no game South strikes ills partner with a fairly good hand. If North has a good hand he will hasten to make a strong response to the ,t.ike-out dovble. If Nrrlli has a moderately strong hand, .N'orth and South iiiiy tw mount of secretion for the needs of the body, it helps to regulate the actions of other internal glands and also to keep the heart rate regular. If the thyroid gland starts mis- uehavmg It may produce too much secretion or a secretion which is abnormal. The result Is the development of a condition which h known as toxic goiter of which there re several kinds. In a toxic goiter th- thyroid becomes somewhat enlarged The 'Ihcr symptoms vary but the most common besides enlargement are a -apid heart rate, bulging eves remblmsj of the hands, nervous- less and loss of weight. Sometimes symptom* alone are enough to make a diagnosis. Almost always, however, doctors kpn h« S Ve * meUb °"sm test H" ih S h m " sllr " m °re accur- tely he degree to which the thyroid is overactive. This is done early In the morning after eating It Is entirely painless. Must Be Discovered Earlr Toxic goiter should be discovered as soon as possible before it has produced damage which m»y be difficult or slow to overcome. The most common form of treatment has been surgery. This involves an operation In which part of the thv rold tissue Is removed, leaving only TI'^V 0 s " |)ply the n «rnal needs f the body. Recently some other methods be- iides surgery have begun to be used for toxic goiter. Drugs of the thlou- racll family have been used with success In some cases. Radioactive iodine is also a useful medical treatment. Not all patients with toxic goiter can be successfully treated medically. howCT.r H ,,d surgery will con- llni e lo be Ihe best treatment for at least a number of patients for some tune to come. Ideas Can't Be Killed By Destroying Books Th« DOCTOR SAYS The thyroid ts a gland of Internal secretion which lies in the front of the neck. It does not have a duct or passageway to empty Its .secretions and therefore the hormone which It manufactures zees! Directly into the bloodstream. When behaving normally, the thyroid produces Just the right 15 'fear* Ago Today Miss Patty Shane was hostess to two bridge parties Saturday prior to her departure soon for Vassar College. .Mr. and Mrs. J. Louis Cherry had nine couples,of the high .school crowd for a- : hamburger party' last night in compliment to Miss Shane Hie hamburgers were cooked over the open fire at Walker Park, and later the group went to the home of aiiRS Martha Ann Lynch for dancing, Mrs. James B. Clark was hostess Saturday morning at a bridge party ind luncheon in compliment to her niece. Miss. .Mary Crews Joplin of Caruthersville. Mo. Miss Mildred \loore won first prize. Miss Patty Shane was second high and -Miss foplln was presented a gift All were Thinese linen. Mrs. T. J. Mahan, her uncle. Kent Satterfield, and her son. John Malan. have gone to Princeton Ky to spend two weeks with relatives. able to out-bid their opponents and Play the hand at a reasonable part".core contract. If North has a weak land, the advantage of the double s that it allows North to bid his 3est suit immediately. This will probably be the best "spot to play the hand. If South had doubled. North would ha/e bid two clubs. It is perfeclly true ihat two clubs could not bn made. North can expect to win lour club tricks, one heart and perhaps a spade ruff. At best, he would be down two tricks. However, there Is no double of two clubs. East and West would probably wind up playing the hand at fojr spades or three no-trump, making a game. This, however P By D«WITT MaeKEXKIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Strange to say. there still are folk who hold the quaint—and dangerous —belief that ideas can be killed by destroying the books In which they are recorded. The New York Times deals with a concrete example of this fallal In an editorial regarding the repoS that Mao Tze-tung, Chinese Communist leader, recently ordered th» burning of books which his regime considered "reactionary and anti- people". Says the Times: "On this list could be found the works of Confucius, the Chinese book of poeti-y, the book of history, along with the more contemporary writings of ( Sun Yai-sen and 'China's Destiny', by Chiang Kai-shek "When we see a person trying to wipe out of existence recorded human thinking we cannot help but be amazed at the naivete which prompts such an action. The logic Is that if the ideas do not exist phv- sically they will not exist any other way. "The error in this kind of reasoning Is, of course, that an idea does not have to be priiiied or recorded to be influential or potent. The power that orders the burning of books admits that it governs not by reason and logic but by violence and mood." Probably there are few people in America who have the notion that Ideas can be killed by destroying written records of them. Still it is given to suspect that a good many have In effect been acting on that principle In withholding the truth about Communism from our youns er generation, for fear youth will be contaminated. "L What set me thinking along |MT I'lf !™, s lhe Wer I recently pu™ hshed in this column from a Cincinnati young lady who somedav will help to run the government of this great country." she wa» being told to fe.r Communism How' ever she didn't know what Corr.- rnunlsm was. so how could she fear it She asked me ff I would tell her about Communism. Readers may recB n (nal j swered Miss Cincinnati through this column My reward was a nice let? i,° , S '' and the "trance that at last she understood the mwmlnng of Communism. olated case. As a matter of fact my guess Is that it's typical of teen-agers throughout the omntT The meaning of Communism, ami • -tier asms, hasn't been ex«.« !''? them ' P rob *Wy on th« same, basis that a 'ceneralion ago young people weren't supposed to know he /act,, of Hfe until they were old enough to get married That strikes me as being all wrong.. Young people surely should know the meaning of Communism wnich has the whole world by t^k ears. It's dangerous for them to b5 kept In Ignorance — prey to Red agents who are only too anxious to present their side of the picture One quite realizes that the problem of presenting this Information properly is a difficult one. Perhaps it Is a task for our top educators. Certainly It must be made sure thai the Imparting of the facts is shorn of any possible "advocacy" of this Ism which has been labeled' subversive by the United States government. Rather .the schooling should be in the nature of a warn-' ing against the perils of flirting with a political creed which calls /or the overthrow of the American government by force.' In any event, there's no use trying to prevent contamination by burning books. Department of Agriculture scientists h»ve discovered that the first day out chicks thrive best >t 94 to 95 degrees. would be a lot cheaper than glvll them 1100 points. The vital point Is that when your har.d warrants some defensive action It may be more advisable to make a take-out double than to bid your own best suit. If your own suit Is it all doubtful, it is advisable to give partner a chance to name his suit. State Banner Answ«r to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1,4 Depicted is the slate flag of 13 Poem U Blanched 15 Metal 16 Masculine appellation 17 Sorry 18 Pronoun 19 Drain 21 Accomplish 22 Heart 24 This state's VERTICAL 1 Observe 2 Reviser 3 Protuberant* 4 In Ihis plan 5 Above 6 Tenth of i cent 7 Rod 8 Opening 8 Laughter 23 Wandered seund 25 Mature* 10 capital is 32 Declaims Concord 33 State (,( mind 11 School book ™«°^H,^Fa,er Ubei "' " 20 Radiate* 43 In the same place (ab.) 44 Wind Indicaloi 45 Work units 4 8 Through • or Die' 25 Love god 27 F,vergreen (fee* 28 Near 29 Higher t 30 Tone E (music) 31 French article 32Porlent 34 Insect 37 Was borne 38 Domestic slave 38 Measure of area 40 Takes from 46 This state is th« northeast 47 Faucet 49 Pertaining to the lungs 50 Encharistic wine cup 51 Raising 53 Membranous pouch 54 Love songs t driok 35 Beast 36 Bridge holding 50 Biblical r.3.m, 41 Dash 52Victory in 42 Roster Europe (ab.)

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