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PAGE SIX /[A'THBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY,' JANUARY 18, 1950 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, A. W. HAINE8, Publiihtr JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Bditor PAUL O. HUMAN, Admtiiiac Sole N»tion»3 AdTertUing W»lUce Witiner Co, New York, Chlctfo, Dctntt, ; Atlanta. Memphis. _ Entered as eecand dui nutter at the po«t- offlw »t Blythevllle, ArkAnux, under act of Coo,. October », 1*17. Member of The Annotated Prm SUBSCRIPTION RATES: • By carrier In the city ot Blytherllle or anj suburban town where carrier service l» maintained, 20c per week, or «5c per month. By mall, within a radius o( 50 milei $4.80 ptt year, *2.00 for si* months, »1.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 110.00 per je»r payable in advance. Meditations We lie down in our chame, »«d «ur confusion covercth us: for we h»»* tinned *(alnst ' the Lord our God, we and our father!, from !i our youth even unto Ibis day, and have not ; obeyed Ihe voice of the Lord our God.—Jere- aniah 3:25. : • » • How will you find good! It is not a thing of choice; it is a river that flows from the foot ot '.,' the Invisible Throne and Hows by the path ol \_ obedience.—George Eliot. Needs Better Excuse Secretary of State Aclieson d«clare« that Valentin Gubitcliev, Soviet engineer accused of espionage, does not have diplomatic immunity. It is likely the trial judge in the joint case against the Russian and Miss Judith Coplon will'/iCr.- cept Acheson's statement as the fact. Gubitchev claimed immunity though. he actually had been an employe of the United Nations at the lime he was arrested for spying. UN employes do not generally enjoy such protection. Both his and Miss Coplon's defense attorneys are resorting to every device to prevent the defendants coming to trial. Both his and Miss Coplon's defense attorneys are resorting to every device to prevent the defendants coming to trial. One or more of these maneuvers may succeed. But at least it will be nothing so transparent as a flimsy diplomatic cloak for a man who has no proper claim to it. ; Barbs Views of Others A sheepskin wouldn't be such a total loss II it just reminded a college grad of his I. O- Ewes. , t * • « , Character I» indicated by the ears, saj« a ptjr- ; chologUl. And we laugh at donkeys. • * * * ' Traffic cops may know enough to come In out of the rain—but they have their job to do. * * * ] Firemen in an Illinois town have been instruct• ed lo answer Mils in ihelr pajamas if It »avrs ', time. With hose lo match, we suppose. ' * * * : Say what you will about big cities, more klll- 1 ings are made on Wall street. ; Productivity Rate Holds to Truman Predictions Key 1 For the average American family, $12,000 a year; for the -whole United States, annual production amounting to one trillion dollars. That's right, trillion. This was President Truman's prediction for the year 2000 A. D. as the nation stands near the midpoint of the 20th century. He's probably the first chief executive ever to say "trillion" and mean it. To gauge how optimistic his forecast was, you have only to note lhat total yearly output in the U. S. today is around $255,000,000,000, slightly more than a fourth of the figure he anticipates for the start of the 21st century. As for family income, there's probably some disagreement among economists as to where it stands today. Mr. Truman is said to have taken a 1950 average of $4,200 a year. So his $12,000 forecast for the year 2000 would mean a tripling of income for every family. Is this a lot of wild dreaming or is it really possible? The President arrived at these spectacular estimates largely by projecting forward the same growth rate ol productivity (output per worker) that the country enjoyed during the years 190050. In other words, he assumed that economically we shall not slow down our expansion in the next 50 years. Since 1900 the country's "national product" has increased about four limes —the very rate of change Mr. Truman foresees for 1950-2000. Productivity has doubled in the past five decades, rising at an average rate of 2 per cent a year. It is this trend that holds the key to the President's prediction. Because the trend has so far showed no signs of slackening off, we must conclude that Mr. Truman's Irillion-dollar talk is not fantsy. But whether (he possible is also probable is something else. Trends have an unhappy way of reversing themselves. Curves arching gracefully upward often go plummeting without warning. Jlr. Truman himself acknowledged some of the pitfalls in his Stale of the Union message. He hung a big proviso on his bright forecast. To make the dream come true, he said, we have to keep the economy in balance. We must nourish it both with carefully guarded resources and with the dynamic energies of workers and business leaders ';. . who have faith in free enterprise. None of these tasks is easy. So if ; we do hit thai trillion-dollar mark in 2000, it's safe to say we won't do it without feeling Ihe same often severe i growing pains we suffered during the • ' last 50 years. A Free Hand in the Far East The choice for United Stales foreign policy on Formosa has been a choice of methods.''Americans are agreed on .stanch resistance lo the spread ol communism In the Far East. The differences arise over the most effective ways and means. In adopting a hands-off-Pormasa position President Truman—with the advice of the National Security Council—has chosen, we believe, the wiser way. Any other decision .would have left American policy weighed down by the incubus of the emigre regime of Chiang Kai-shek. Armed intervention was the most dangerous venture into which that Incubus would have forced the United States. In behalf of a regime plainly repudiated by the Chinese people, Intervention would have risked war with the government which—little as we like it—now speaks for the Chinese people. But as Mr. Truman indicated and Secretary Acheson ha.s more fully explained, American policy now goes farther than mere rejection of armed intervention. It continues technically to recognize the Nationalist government, but practically cuts loose from the discredited Chiang. It refuses to send him military advisers. It confines aid for Formosa to EGA measures already authorized. The United States refuses to quibble over the legal stains for Formosa under the Cairo and Potsdam agreements—which, in the absence of a peace treaty, might have been used «s an excuse for American occupation. Mr. Truman specifically renounces any American desire to obtain special rights or lo set up'military bases in Rirmosa. "These moves draw the poison fangs from MOSCOW'S charge of "Imperialism." Americans know . that charge is untrue. But the Chinese people, moved as much by antiforeignisrn as by communism, have been influenced by it to regard the United Stales ns an enemy. So, loo, have millions of other Asiatic peoples. it Is not, easy to cut loose from the only organized Chinese resistance to communism. II Chiang could reasonably claim to speak for China, aid for him even In exile might be justified. But when he hns been so plainly rejected by the pcolpe and Is particularly unwelcome in Formosa, continued active support of him was clearly a millstone about the licet of American policy. Released now from this burden, the United States can begin, in cooperation with other anti-Communist governments—particularly those in the Far East—to regain the friendship of the Chinese people. Now, with hands freed, American policy should seek with renewed vigor to dissociate itsell from the imperialism, racial discrimination, and feudallstic exploitation which give Miscow its main chance in the Far East. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR So They Say Gosh! Didja Ever See Business So Bad? India Launches New Republic Under Unfavorable Conditions DOCTOR SAYS Heart disease Is responsible for more deaths In youngs ten between 6 and 19 years old than anything else. Also many youngsters afflicted with heart disease grow up and may get into trouble later. Most heart disease in youth Is caused by rheumatic fever. Congenital heart disease, that U, heart disease present at birth, Is also serious but far less frequent. However. surgery of the heart has made such great advances that It Is now possible to treat some youngsters with Inborn -heart dls- ense by this means. Recent studies have shown that heart disease caused by rheumatic fever Is responsible for about half or more of all cases of heart rtou- ble In children. Not only Is this true, but about one youngster hi 250 is afflicted with rheumatic heart disease. ' Discovering Its Presence UtHil medical science has discovered 'the cause of rheumatic fever or nt least some gooi! way of preventing It. the important thing Ls lo discover Us presence as early «s possible so that proper treatment can be outlined. Rheumatic fever is not always a dramatic thing and sometimes rheumatic disease can M*r« Pardu* (For DeVVitl AUrKende) NEW DELKF — frlme Minister jiftAh&rl&l Nehru's government ha* ; rej«ct*<t *« superfluous the warnings of astrologers that Jan. 26, ' I960 ii not an auspicious dale for • liunching the Republic of India. The government O f Didia know without consulting the stars that the constitution of the new republic Is being launched at a most inauspicious time and under most -' unfavorable conditions. The ncv,' slate will come into be- ?.{ : J ing under heavy internal and ex- «^| ternal pressures. The problems con- 1 ; fronting its government are com- ?: plex, and solution of many of appears impossible. Nevertheless, India's leaders say, £j. it's now or never. Having come *p this far on the freedom road, there V,L is nothing to be gained In waiting p'l for favorable omens. T' The clouds that hang over the' new nation are so heavy it Is difficult to find a hopeful ray of light. !>.'»] Here are some of the more press- • ing concerns of the men who lead India: Capital Badly Needed \ Economy — India's dilemma for generations has been how to feed, house ajid provide employment for : a population that continues to grow I by the millions yearly. The Nehru 1 government has declared India must :be self-sufficient in food by (,he end^J mes r ,„.._, L ,,, arise without any illness which has! °f,. 19M - /: rha , ps ' V .V,* 5ac ' I rifice and hard work, this goal can PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Economic Prophets Homed by Truman Seem Determined to Make U.S. Policy WASHINGTON — (NEAl — The Business nnci Government" report of the President's Council ot Economic Advisers is turning out to bn not so much of a peace' message as it was at first cracked \ip to be. Business representatives in Washington, after reading it the second ami third time to figure out some" of the bigger words and Llie more obscure passages, have been coming up with some new answers. One of them IK that this is :no olive branch and kiss on the brow from Truman's fnir-dcaUng economic planners to the fair-haired captains of industry. The last two sections-of the report deal with the Council's own analysis of what its job should be It will be* recalled that former Chairman Edwin G. Nourse resigned from the Council bccnuse nf a difference of opinion on this point. 'Dr. Nourss thought the Council should Vie principally advisory . to the President. Vice Chairman, now Acting Chairman, Leon Keyscrling thought the Council should be nn ctive policy-making ^roitp, throw- ig its weight EI round wherever ossible to influence people ami lake friends for. Its policies. The report is almost pure Keyser- ng, since the third member of Council John D. Clark, an ex- tatidard Oil official, 1s now the •onncli's only elder statesman, bal- nce wheel and restraining Influ- nce. in A Nutshell The Kcyserllng philo.sophy seems be s|>elled out in this pas.snge: The Council should not -be simply reviewing body which looks over he proposals made by operating i viscrs face If our productive power continues to in- crcase at the same rate it has Increased for the past 50 years, our total national production 50 years from now will be nearly four times as much fit it is today.—President Tnunan. * * * The (Commodity Credit) Corporation has adequate resources to cover 1948 and 1949 crop needs. —Chairman Brent Spcncc (D) Ky. * « V Unless we arc willing to withdraw recognition from all Communist governments we sooner or later are going to have to recognize the Chinese Communist government.—Sen. J. William Kul- bright (D) Arkansas. * * • I sometimes think that we will have to go to the academies at West Point and Annapolis to get M the source of the trouble. They arc undoubtedly fine schools, but I hope they are not sowing the seeds of future disunificalion.—Sen. Lester C. Hunt (D) Wyoming. * - * * Intelligent alertness and keen precision are the orders of the day. The dangers of communism must be exposed and its cynical politics carefully labeled.—FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. * * * We have many relatively new elements ot stability in our economy. Since the early I930's we have carried through social, economic and financial reforms which have strengthened the capacity for the economy to resist sI)ock.—Wilson Complon. economic expert of U. S. delegation to United Nations. * * * When we went into Germany we found that German industry has completely eliminated competition, in this country we have known since T, R;« day lhat America can survive outy nt long as it remains competitive.—Gen. Lucius Clay, former U. S. commander for occupied Germany. agencies and recommends to the President how much these propo- ; may be fused into a consistent and .sound economic policy. Our work to be elf-fctive must commence at a much earlier stage in the process. It should include participation in the developmental thinking about these policies and programs which are of central concern to the whole- economy." Iti other words, some business representatives in Washington view this as a declaration by the Council that it intends to have a hand in the making of government economic policies from here on out. Nor does the Council apparently intend to stop at giving the executive branch of the government the benefit of its advice, it makes a pass at 'offering to tell Congress what It should do about things. For proof, get R load of this jaw-breaking SB-word sentence from the Council's report: '•The signatories of this report have never found any reason to believe that our special service to Ihe President under the Employment Act could be Inconsistent with ihnt degree of co-operative servic ing of congressional committees— particularly the Joint Committee on the Economic Report—which tits become the traditional practice of policy advisers to the President who are set up under the law, entrusted by law with a. specific field of study and advice, and responsible under law for explicit participation in reports mid recommendations transmitted to the Congress." Willing lo Hand Out Advice ''The 'problems' which such nd- have been exagger- ted." the report continues . nd it is less important that the Council be spared these 'problems ban that the Congress . . . have cec!i.s to our open and full dis- ussion of economic fact, outloo! md policy As for the type of policy on whicl the Council seems witting to ts advice the report offers severa lints. In a section on "Policy Making " near the end of the rejx>r t mentions the size of the defens program required for national security; and the question of how many houses should be built in an inflationary period. ; Several pages earlier there Is a suggestion that, government is better equipped to deal with economic situation than is business, because government can act "on a massive scale." been recognized by the parents. It is, therefore, important for all hool children to have adequate :iysical examination at least once year. This can be done well by ic school physician because prac- cally every child comes under his jservation at regular intervals. More and more youngsters are laving their heart disease discov- red early. This makes it possible or the school physician to refer hem to their own physicians who an then confirm the diagnosis. # * * Note: Dr. Jordan Is unable to answer individual questions from eaders. However, each day he will answer one ol the most frequently asked questions in his column. « • * QUESTION: What can be done for a child whose mother had sy- phillis? Is it certain to lead to Insanity? The blood tests are nega- tive.—M.R. ANSWER: When sypnllUs is be reached. Many experts doubt; India's food ' production can keep abreast of its birth rale. India Is classed as an undevelop-' ed area. It needs capital for industrial government. Indian capital « virtually on strike. So long a* Indians refuse to finance their own country's development, foreign capital is unlikely to volunteer. Britain still owes India an enormous war debt. So long as most of her credits remain in sterling, India is unable to break away from | the sterling bloc and must share its;; : ' ; | headaches. ' Internal Divisions — India Is notVJ| yet a completely unified, Integi nation. There are intense rivalries. These flared into" the op-^ en last year when extreme nation-'! alists forced constitutional provision: that Hindi be the national language. Only a portion of the country is familiar with Hindi and opposition to the measure revealed dozens ol animosities between ^north anc. properly treated during pregnancy, j Bn"™»'»«j ™*™" •"» the children will not have the dls- Wllth - east » nd west and case. If the blood tests on Ihe child are negative, the child almost certainly does not have the disease, SyphlHis does not always lead to insanity. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Mr. and Mrs. Paul Huckins, Jr., of Little Rock, have arrived here to make their home. Mr. Hucklns has Noble. Mrs. James Hill, Jr., Ls In Little Reck today for the meeting of the Crippled Children's society. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bader hav* as their guest, Mrs. Barter's sister, Mrs. Sallie Barter, of St. Louis On the controversial questions of Mr. ami Mrs. O. W. Lewis plan pensions, unemployment, insurance 'o 'eave Monday for Hot Springs, province and province. Reactionary Movements — Inde-,'. pertdence has given a boost to th< r ^ popularity of ultra-orthodox anc near-totalitarian organizations slier, the Hindu Mahasabha and the slkh Akall Dal. Political Incapacity — AHhougK" Nehru leads, a number of able anc| talented men In the central gov H eniment, provincial politics in th( and other social security measures, the Council's report is bold enough to state policy, without even being asked for it: "We also believe," it says, "tlmt as (social security) coverage becomes more general, larger part of social security receipts should be obtained through general revenues rather than payroll taxes." That would seem to be paving the way for tossing the contributory soci»l security payment system right out the window. All this leads to the belief that in this supposedly conciliatory report o business, he Council of Economic Advisers is making considerable of a bid for more power (or government planners- Ark., for an extended stay. IN HOLLYWOOD Ry Erskine Johnson NEA Staff forrrsponiienl HOLLYWOOD —(NEA>— Exclu- Marlon Brando and Judy Holliday. lively Yours: Before sailing to Phyllis Kirk, the N 7 ew York iawaii for hi* honeymoon, cbrk'model who made one film for Sam Gable advised M-G-M that he'll br i Ooldwyn and then bounced into an :oo busy traveling in 1950 to star j M-G-M contract, is being groomed n three films, as announced a''"f stardom. She's a cutic—a com- nonth a°o by the studio. He'll cio biiiallon Colleen Moore and Lami only one" maybe two. Gable anil I Turner. . . . Two entirely different he bride are planning a worlii i types of 'actors were mentioned for cruise this summer. the same role tn a new film. Mike • • • i Curtis, the word-garbling director. Lifted eyebrow department: | threw up his hands tn riifRnst smd That sign In front, of a La cic- • said: nega Boulevard poultry shop <iurini:l "How could yon even (hink of the holidays: tilcm in lhc siimc breath." "Jane Russell Turkeys." Which reminds me of the Holly* * * i^ooil "yes man" who said "No" to RKO asked Franchot Tone »i; the stndlo boss. The studio bos lake Jean Wallace with him for srreameri hack: "Please, Joe, from Issue of The Bridge World. In talking to Mr. Sun about this bought the average player was too \citcd and anxious to complete a personal appearances to help ballyhoo "The Man on the Eiffel Tower." in which bolh star. Tone re- now on when you talk to me. please keep quiet." Producer S. P. Eagle is talking fused, saying the divorce was finni to Katharine Hepburn about star- and he didn't want to start rccou- rins in "Cost of Living.". . . . The ciliation rumors. He'll go to some I Vile ot the famous composer. Anto- clties. Jean will po to others. j nin Dvorak, will be filmed by ndependcnt company. Makes Sally Tears A film exhibitor told Milton Hill Fanmanla: A restaurant i» far- mel. Calif., has " sunny corner table that Ihe owner points lo with pride and ja.vs: "It's my Grwr C-arsnn- Bilrfdr Vofitlson corner. That's the first plarr they ate In Carmel aflir thtir wetlrilnR." War movies didn't click at the box office last year. This year four of them —"BattlCKround," "Twelve O'clock High." Edmund GrniriRer's "Sands of Iwo Jima" and "Home of the Brave"—arc In the Oscar race. As Tom Sully says: "What we need is one Oscar tor war and one for peace." Shinlnj; Brightly -Surprise choice in Motion Picture Magazine's 1950 Stars of Tomorrow Is Barry Sullivan, who ' been around some time but is just beginning to click. Oth< for the annual scries arc Ruth Roman, Joanne Dni, John Ireland Corinne Cnlvet. Howard Keel. Scott Brady, Nancy Olson, David Wayne, "I never play sad movir-s because [ !nsc money on them. The wort pets around and a patron can't use iiis hands for wiping his eyes anc rating popcorn at the same time." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Br William E. McKcnnry America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Remember Kidding And .Count Tricks Good Bridfjc Takes Advance Planning This is the third of a series hands taken from an article writtc by Mr. I, T. Sun in ihc Deccmbe Baltimore and Annapolit Switch Trains for Bus** BALTIMORE —OP)— One of the nation's oldest electric railways Is gently giving up. the ghost. TOT years, the Baltimore and Annapolis railroad has shuttled between the two cities, about 25 milea apart. But the roadbed deterk)rat«d, the rolling stock gradually became laughing stock, with the newest passenger car a trifling 36 years old Finally the Maryland Public Service Commission, which has wrestlec long and anxiously with B. and.A problems (mostly financial) authorized it to abandon rail passenger service and switch lo busses come New Year. Mr. Sun # A 9 5 3 VKJ4 » K8 4 * A 103 • Rubber—Neither vul. Soutb Wesl 1 4k> Pass 2N. T. Pass 4 A Pass Opening—* 3 North * » 3* Pass East Pass Pass Pass 18 Procopius, a. sixth century his torian ,gave an accurate description of the symptoms of plague. New India present a sordid pic' 1 lure. Vindictive personal rivalries , power-grabbing cliques, inexperl' ence and inability and plain i;or-' ruption have disgusted the public, j Caucht In Cold War Communism Versus Democracy ~-i India la 'caught sx^uaTely in thi{ struggle that affects alt the !,A|lt£ in some degree. Her present BOV-| irnment. Is resolved to stay aloof} >ut India's present, government i.'| unlikely to swing over to the Reds! iowever, unless it can bring somql: prosperity to India this govermncn nay be. swept aside like ChlallfSi Kal-Shelc>s. : s Cold War—Engrossed with problems ot wider scope, much of thr world has overlooked the cold wai beinc wz"ed between India am Pakistan. Victors have been surprisl ed at the bitterness on both sidesg The Kashmir dispute is unsettled! An almost complete business banking blockade has been in e(-l feet for four months: Quarrels ovea water rights, property claims and] even the border Itself, continue". Such a dark picture cannot unrelieved. There is a bright si and some ground for an optiralstiij outlook for India. They lie in th« determination and energy of thfl country's ^veteran leaders and iii the Increasing national conscious-! new and growing loyally of lh<5 masses. Marine Fish Answer to Previous Piml« of hands, he told me that he land and trusted too much to luck. China, he said, you must be careful to plan everything well, otherwise you do not live long; and e gives an example in today's hand to bring out. Ihis point. There Is no problem lo the hand [f you know which way to play the clubs, but why guess? Mr. Sun, sitting South, won Ihe opening lead of the Ihree of diamonds with s the king. He cashed the ace and king of spades, (hen \ led a heart which West won with the ace. West now cashed the nuccn ol spades and East was forced lo discard a heart. The five of diamonds was played by West and won in dummy with the ace. Then the queen and jack of hearts were cashed and now, as Mr. Sun -said, "Lead the eight of diamonds and do not worry which hand wins it. They will have to! lead clubs, which gives you a free finesse; or if they lend a heart or a HORIZONTAL 54 Lair 1,4 Depicted 55 Outmoded marine fish 0 United States of America (ab.) 12 Peculiar 13Sultanic decree 14 Hebrew trib« 15 Cover 16 Wearies 17 Aged 18 Near 19 Priggish scholars 21 Abraham's home (Bib.) 22 Cipher 24 Detest 26 Ireland 27 Afresh 28 North Dakota (ab.) 29 Concerning 30 Natrium (symbol) 31 Afternoon <ab.) 32 H is found in the • seas 34 "Emerald Isle" 37 Impudent 38 Metal fastener I 39 Comparative ; suffix 40 Fastens 46 Tantalum (symbol) 47 Woody fruit 49 Sign of zodiac 50 Eat at evening 51 Compass point 56 Molt beverage VERTICAL 1 Comfort 2 Reviser 3 Augment 4 Ceremony 5 Dry 6 Spanish ' orn»m«nU measure 20 Whets 7 Paradise 23Hepast 8 Bird's home 25 Bloodlessnes* 9 Oriental plantSS Unclosed 10 Greet 3.1 Read 11 Boy's name 19 Hanging 41 Force down 42 Superficial extent 43 PastriM 44 Permits 45 Essential b«m| 35 Religious form 48 Number 3« Pass SO Health retort diamond, you will gel a sltift and] 52 Encounters a ruff." 53 Dance step

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