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PAGEOT (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1950 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEPP, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second • class matter at the post- olfice at Blythevllle. Arkansas, under act ot Con- frcss, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blythevllle or any suburban. town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles $400 per year, »2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations I communed willi mine own heart .saylnff, I.o, I am eome io sre:tt estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me In Jerusalem: yea, my hear! had (treat experience •f wisdom and knowledge.—Kcclcsiastes 1:16. » » * Wisdom is the olive that sj>mip,eth from the heart, bloomcth on the tongue, and beareth trult in the actions—Orymestone. Barbs A lot of weddings took place during Ihe holiday season. Best wishes to the Yuletide! * * * When it conies to getting someplace you can depend on Inspiration and perspiration lu miike »H-ell teammates. * * . * A telegraph operator in Missouri has used the same razor blade for two years. We don't know how to get- rid of ours, either. * + » American men are shy, says a French stylist. Yon gel—shal all that the American women spend. * * * There are approximately two birds to the acre In the U. S. In the sand or lii the same bush? Pity Helpless Pedestrian; .He's Sport for Motorists A convertible skidded to a.slop at a red light the other day in San Antonio, Tex. It halted smack in the pedestrian cross walk. A man in work clothes, starting across the street, angrily demanded that the woman driver back up. There was room for her to do that, but her only response was: "Mind your own business." Whereupon the infuriated pedestrian stepped onto the convertible's miming board, next to its fender, then to the * hood, and so down the other side. Jlis heavy-soled shoes ground big dents into the hood and fenders. As the woman stared open-mouthed, he strolled nonchalantly off. We don't like to condone wilful property damage, but we confess to a grudging admiration for this pedestrian's defiant assertion of his rights. In many of our cities today, the man on foot is a forlorn orphan. Too often he seems sadly neglected even in those communities whose traffic laws are designed to favor him. Big towns like New York and Chicago are particularly thoughtless of him. Stepping.off a curb in their downtown areas means plunging into a man-trap of lumbering trucks and whizzing cars, buses and taxis. Obviously, the pedestrian's presence on the slrec! is holly resented. Even having the "advantage" of the red light is of little real help in crossing a street. Cars making right or left- hand turns off intersecting streets come lurching around the corner, seemingly drawn by a magnet to the nearest knot of peoplc-on-1'oot. Yon can almost hear the triumphant motorist, having dispersed a group at one corner, muttering to himself: "Okay, set 'em up at the next intersection !" There's more than just safety at stake. As anyone knows who has ever sprinted for the curb like a scared rabbit, the harassed pedestrian feels a little short on human dignity at that moment. Until our cities begin putting stiff limits on this wildly irresponsible game of pedestrian chasing, they can hardly claim to be the guardians either of safety or elemental human dignity. Fireproof Hospitals proofed in extensive remodeling last summer. The helplessness of many hospital patients makes it obvious that fire protection is an especially acute problem in all hospitals, old and new. These two tragedies within less than a year should alert every institution in the country to the prime need for adequate safeguards. Sprinkler systems ought to be installed universally, and particularly in rickety old structures whose flimsy materials and poor design arc an open invitation to a devastating blnzo. A modern fireproofcd building with closed stairwells and elevator shafts may be able to confine a fire to a limited area. Anything short of such construction is a death trap. Views of Others Has Devaluation Helped the Pound? The tragic death of 38 women in a hospital fire at Davenport, la., recalls a similar disaster in April, 194f), when 69 persons perished in the burning of an ancient hospital at Effingham, III. The Davenport fire chief blamed the rapid spread of the flames on "lack of a sprinkler system" which he had recommended he installed two years ago. Only part of the hospital had been fire- There are two w:iys of looking at currency devaluation, anil though they appeal 1 to start from opposite points of view, both of them are right. But they are like the glasses In binoculars. Each must be correctly focused to present a clear picture. ; One "• view regards devaluation as a remedy. Another counts it as a symptom. There was a good deal more of the first than the second approach in American attitudes which led to the devaluation ot the British pound. Because of that attitude R considerable section ol American opinion ^expected big results from devaluation, and registered some disappointment when they did not materially. In the last fe\v days Britain's Chancellor ol the Exchequer und economic czar. Sir Stafford Cripps, has made reasonably encouraging statements on the effects of devaluation. The Cripps report on devaluation shows that it has helped check the decline of 'dollar and gold reserves in Llrilam. The figures could easily be deccnlive however. Sir Stafford has kept them Umilhful by using old rales ol exchange as well as new rates as measurement 1 ; of the improvement. He has, moreover, objccliccly pointed out that during several months before devaluation of the pound, British trade and currency suffered simply because of expectations tha't the pound's value would Ue cut. These premonitions caused buyers ot British goods to delay their purchases. So part of the improvement is a rebound from subnormal conditions. But about half Ihe improvement, Sir Stafford believes, can be attributed to factors which will remain more or less constant. One aspect of his report deserves special attention in the United States. The internal American business situation improved in the last part of the year, so Americans bought more goods from Britain. That fact should be read alongside sir Stafford's reminder- to his countrymen that they must sustain their eltorts to export to markets which pay in .dollars and "hard currencies" (currencies convertible into dollars or sold*. Here is the sure remedy for currency maladjustments—not reduction of currency values but increase of trade It must not be forgotten that, currcn/y dtvaluiltjon takes place as R result of something. It is a 'recognition that an undesirable situation has been permitted to develop. To that extent it is a cure. But it is far from being a complete Citre. Moreover, the after effects of devaluation tend to cancel each other out. Gradually the world trade picture adjusts itself nil round to tne new currency value.s—then currency goes on operating for what it was and still is, a medium for exchanging goods. Tiic realization of this fact underlies American efforts to "integrate" western Europe economically—to make it a single trade area, like the United Stales. When Ihis realization expands to take in the American trade area, we shall be on the \vay lo closing the "dollar grip" anrt to building something substantial on the sacrifices which the general currency devaluation has imposed on European peoples. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MON1TOII So They Say The Last Piece of the Set Finland's Conservative Leader Wins in Spite of Reef Pressure DOCTOR SAYS By Kivim f. lotdiM, M. D. Written for NKA Strvtee The first question in today's group has been coming up again and again for many years. As indicated by the inquirer, it Li kept alive by commercial interests. Q—A certain party Ls holding demonstrations of stainless stce! utensils In and around this community. He gives a health talk with the demonstrations claiming that If we use aluminum cooking ware we are slowly poisoning our families Is this true? F. W. H, A.—This Is ccrUlnly mil true. There have been careful and exte sive slmlies made of Hie possibility of poisoning; from aluminum cooking utensils and U has been concluded fhut (here Is no harm what Mievrr from (his source. So" far as knou-, there lias never been a single I proved case of poisoning from aluminum cooking ware. LONDON — The rt-electlon ot President Juho Kustl Paaslklvl, Finland's oldest active statesman, demonstrates again the almost defiant, stubborn IndeiMMidcnce of the hardy Finns-* nation O f 4,000.000 living w the shadow at ttw Pfed coRM**: Despite a communist pressure campaign, the Finns chose once more to place their Independence In the tired but capable hands of a man who helped build the little republic after the first world war as its first prime minister. Though almost SO. he still is the dominating personality in Finnish politics. "The old man In the (prcsi- nentioll palace" talks Ihe Russian language and understands Russian ways. He -sees the need for good relations with a big neighbor, but witholit sacrificing treasured libiljf t ties. , ^ Commands Kespecl Through the critical years of Finland's independence he was the Washington Hews Notebook PETER EDSONS Truman Claims for His 'Fair Deal' May Bring Arguments from Critics man the Finns most frequently chose to deal \vtth the Russians. He began his political career as a radical but shifted to conservatism and now Ls regarded above party politics without party affiliation. He commands Russian respect. Q Is there any way to dissolve Wnije he knows whnt the Rll ssians ,.,.,, want, he knows, too, what his peo- a .small kidney stone? j. G . M. plc ^ nt _. the r i B ht to Hve In free- A-Prubalil> not. A few years ago ; dom< ; rce t o deal with West or there were some studies made with East a solution which could be injected Into t!ie upper regions of the urinary tract which seemed to offer some hone of dissolving kidney stones. This has "tit stood up very well, however, and is not used much. Q—M little seven-year-old girl tins pus on her kidneys. Where else besides the tonsils and teeth' could Ihe infection come from? A—I*us in the urine means that there is infection somewhere In the urinary tract between the kidneys and the external i>penlii£. The problem is to find the location of the infection and identify the germ responsible. There arc several treatments including streptomycin ' <a relative of penicillin) which usually can he used to cure such infections. Often the original source does not lie in the teeth or tonsils. WASHINGTON —(NKA> President Truman's Economic Report spells out a five-year plan for the United States. The Stale of th» Union message was more on the order of a 50-yenr plan, looking ahead to the year 2000 An no Dcmtscratlca. It was written in broad generalities. But this Economic Report is concerned principally with 19i>0-1954, Inclusive, and It is full of specific though- controversial proposals. The keynote of this Economic Report seems to be in thn President's statement, -". . t economic at- fnirs arc not beyond human' control." Opponents of the Truman admin Est ration and philosophy mny see in this phrase the old bogey of "government planning" rearing its head again. The President builds up his theme by statements that many of his clitics will dispute. In his Slate of the Union message the President said hat, "Government programs for maintaining employment, and purchasing power have been of tremendous benefit" in meeting and reversing the recession of 1919. The President repeaLs this idea in his Economic Report, He says: "The relatively safe passage from inflation to greater stability was no accident. Businessmen, workers and farmers demonstrated much greater judgment and restraint than in earlier similar periods. . . . Government measures in such fields as credit and banking, social insurance and agricultural price supports proved their worth in cushlonlni the downswing am! lending strong support to the recovery movement.' Mow Miuih Did Government Do? : This may all he true. But it \vitl also be recalled that in 1948 and early in 1949 President Truman asked for many stand-by rationing, \vage, price and credit controls which Congress refused. Tn other words, the business recovery and the decrease In unemployment in the fall ot 1949 were made without benefit of the.se government controls. Government economists may argue that the degree of recession would have been less if Congress had -granted the President these additional powers. But thai is debatable". But it is to cut unemployment to 2.000.000. to secure full employment for 6-1,000.000 workers and to get Hie most, out of U.S. production that the President advances his five-year prugrnin. Us goal has been stated before. It Is to achieve an annual grass national, product of $300,000,000,000 in goods and services by 195-1. The present level is $255.000,000.000. That means an increase of 59,000.000,000 five years. a year for the next. The President's plan would bear particular emphasis on increasing the earnings of the lowest-Income families. As his report says, the ultimate goal would be "the complete elimination of poverty." Certainly no one can decry the desirability of that objective. The question is. how do yon do It? Nolhiner New Advanced The President's 12 legislative proposals are all old stuff. They Include banking and credit controls: social security, education, housing and health programs; continued river development and foreign aid. Some of these proposals the President left out of his State ol 'the Union Message, accidentally or on purpose. But all of them have been made before In 1949 messages to Congress. What is new in the President's Economic Report is an indication that he will encourage more government assistance to business. Tills is apparently to be done in the forthcoming messages on tax revision, anti-trust law revision, encouragement of private loans to small business and guarantees on private Investment In foreign countries. These proposals may make an important change In administration policy when they arc spelled out. But they do not necessarily mean any softening in the attitude toward business. There Is another possible explanation to be considered. The, business recession of 1949 cut down the federal government's tax receipts by about $4,000.000,000. That may have awakened the government to the fact that to carry out its welfare and social security programs, it must have plenty of money rolling into the federal treasury, It is to the Truman administration's interest, therefore, to do everything it can to promote full employment and high industrial production. They will Insure high-level national income. And the higher the income, the greater the tax collections to carry out the Fair Deal programs. Q—I.s there tiny connection between dandruff and the excessive falling out of hah'? Is dandruff caused by a fungus? L. R, A—There Is a connection between dandruff and excessive falling nf I lie hair. There is mi douht that . many people with dandruff have. | frequently between Helsinki •ore rap- *l?^ v ' «?"?, J!"" 1 * polltl. tendency to lose hair mo idly Ihan others do. The c:itisi* of dandruff, however, Is not exnclly known and no one has ever been able to find a funjjus responsible. This, of cour.se, is not true for so- called ringworm of the scalp which is & fungus infection. * * • Q—I always had the Idea that anemia nnd low-blooci- pressure arn the same thing, but some tell me they are not. Am I ri^ht or wrong? M.S. A —You are wrong. Q -Is there any known cure for catarrh? M. E. A—I presume oy catarrh you mean a cunriilimi in which Hie nose (end;; to run and there is a drip in Ihe hack of the throat which requires a constant hawking and spitting. This prabably comes frnni an irritation of the mucous membrane of the nose from low-grade infection, From irritating chemicals in the air, for allergy lo house dust or other substances, or perhaps from climate. Catarrh is often difficult to cure although some people get rid of it by a change of climate. That may be a reason (or Communist desires to see him out of the way. Their eventual aim Is to tie Finland tightly into the Russian bioc of satellites. And if ever there was a moral bulwark against Russian pressure, it is Paasiklvl. The Russian note demanding surrender cl 300 alleged Russian "war criminals" nnd charging Finland with a breach ol her peace treaty in the midst of the presidential campaign was regarded as an open pressure move In support of the Finnsh Communists. The outcome of the election undoubtedly will drive Finland's Communists to a new \\avc of agitation —especially because they face the prospect of again bring kept out or the government, although they registered some election gains. A lively little woman 46 years of age is the soul of the Communisj Party in Finli She is Hcrl to Finn;, an ' Finland's Red Cross" and one of the most watched persons In the country. Daughter of Otto Willie Knusinen, a power in Mie Soviet Union as president of the Karelian Republic, she shuttle.! and Ictans soul of the Communist nland. '^B crt'.a Kuusinen, knowfl- IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskinc .Tohr.son XKA Staff Correspondent Businessmen have raised their sights to the magnitude and; lasting nature of postwar op|x>r- tunltics. They have shaken off mast of their qualms over the readjustments ihat they surmounted last year,—Industrialist Henry Kaiser. + * * The only way you can have really major cuts is to wreck the cold-war efforts. That Is Just what Russia wants, and that's not economy. —Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney ll» Wyoming, * * * Thoj-e who guide the destinies of the theater, radio anri motion picture industries realize that they must Ihis year do battle with that happy little newcomer, television.—Bing Crosby. * » » As for the nation's economic condition, the country looks in pretty good shape to me—even Wall Street doesn't seem to have very many jitters.—^Speaker ol the House Sam Rayburn. * * * It Is my most sincere desire that thn Internal situation in France may stabilize because I hope that the French government will then tackle the establishment of good relations with Germany with an even greater energy.—West German Chancellor Konrart Adenauer. * * * The nppoi [unities of the American way ot life are past only for those Who cannot recognize * + * The next 10 years will be one of the richest anrt most piosperous decades In the history of the nation.—GOV. Frank J. Lausche, Ohio. HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Fred Allen is looking Into Ills crystal eigtit ball, even if other radio comics arc not, Iti a letter to a friend thu other day, Fred wrote: "I quit work purposely to sample oblivion. I will be the first of the radio comedians to know what oblivion is like when television really gets going." * » « Gorgeous George is back with us with his new I!)5t) look—his blond Several years Outlaw" played Hughes bought ago, when "The in Los Angeles, surplus Navy blimp, painted the title of the film on each side, nnrt sent it on daily and nightly trips over Southern California. This year the <»ly of Pnsadcna borrowed the blimp from which Police Chief Morris of Pasadena directed Hose Parade traffic by radio. Pa.snciena got a flying police car and Hughes got an audience of a million people for his Ilyini billboard just as the film goes into cu.ls are now tinted blur. Si MET becoming a film actor, too (in "Al- i its national release, ins the Champ"), Gcorfiie is \\\?\ ... country's highest-paid wrestler. His [ A Ncvr York the.i(ru-;il magazine, cut of all gates is 28 per cent. j ".\dors Cues," just carried this * * " 1 rbssirieil advertisement: "F O R Brtly Garrplf ami Larry Turks g.\U-:: Couch with lots of memo- will name their forthcoming off- Scc HOLLYWOOD on Fii K e TO spring Laurie if a girl. Garrcit if a bo.r. . . . TV-liUed note: .lane Powell's hubby, fieary Stcffan. g^rr her n great Xmas jsifl—:» can oprncr with her initials engraved on It. Juar. Davis plays a soap salesgirl m (he wild vest In "The Traveling Saleswoman" Foam on thr r.iTiRc? . . Mario Lnnza says he's scared lo death alxnit. playing clic great man in "The Life of Caruso." Wants everyone to know ho's jus! playing him. not trying to sing better. Drunk to Dorothy Shay: •'Snay. Dorothy, aren't you Dorothy Shny?" Quite a Family BUI if Burke )ump.s into a plum of a role as Don Taylor's nia, mother of the groom, In "Father of the Uride." Snrnrer Tracy is father, LIT: Taylor the bride. Virginia Maison's story about- the tarty bowler with the jealous husband. The wife came homo at clar;n ami h .bby met hot- at the door with: "Tell me—have you been bowling IT have you been Strombollng?" How lucky can get department: Howard Hughes McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Il,v William E. McKcnncj Ant rrira's C:\rA Authority Written for NEA Service Insure a Finesse Ky Counting Cards IP dij-cussidp today's hand Mr Done Kingman, n member of til Chinese team of four Iti New York s ict ne would line to furnish mosi of his partners with a Chinese counting board as tco many pcopli [nil to try to count down an oppon cut's hand.' Ho also said. "Very often n play ?r Jakes R ffncFse nnd then the: rlaim ihey are lucky or unlucky dcpentiinjj upon whether it workei or not. If you arc careful, quite of ton you can count all of the card in the opponent's hand nnd the lake a finesse, knowing In advanc that It i-, going to work. 1 ' When West opens the deuce o spades he is marked with at leas four sparics, Declarer wins arocceris to knock out the ace of iamonds. Suppose West waits until the hird round of diamond. 1 ; before vinning the trick and when he does believe she is the pipeline for Moscow's orders to the Finnish Communists. When the so-called Popular Front j of Communists and radical Social| ists suffered a heavy setback in th« I December 194T communal elections. ' Hertta apnearetl n(. the president's annual ball In a black velvet dress. President Paasikivi .leased her and she Joked, "I'm sure everyone will think I'm In mourning." later, the Popular Front received frrthcr setbacks. Hertta's Communist, husband Yrjo I-eino. from whom she now is divorced, ivas swept out of the key office of minister of interior. Reports from Helsinki Indicate that when the new presidential term begins March 1 and the pre ent Socialist - Democratic minoT government resigns, a coalition of Conservatives. Progressives and Social Democrats will lake place. These are the parties which supported Paasikivi. The Communists are expected to be excluded for second time. That's not likely to sit well with the Kremlin and further prossrre moves r.re almost certain to follow. NOTE ON QUESTIONS Dr. Jordan is unable to answer directly Individual questions from readers. However, once a week, in thus "Q and A" column he will answer the most interest- Ing and the most frequently asked questions received during the week. VQ35 • K 107 5 + AK32 Tournament—Neither vul. South Weat North KiM I « -Pass 1 » PaM 2+ Tass 2 A Pass 3N.T. Pass SN.T. Pass Opening—A 2 21 In 1835 a French chemist, C. Thl- 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — The marriage of Miss "Marguerite Wilson anrt Mr. Russel! Marr solemnized Sunday evening, seven o'clock at the home of the bride's parents. Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Wilson. Ewell Weingterg, formerly of here and now of Eurtora. Ark., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rosenthal. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Houchins lorier, produced solid carbon dioxide, turned Saturday from a three weeks the "dry ice" of today. stay in Hot Springs. ! Breed of Canine Answer to Previous Puzzle VERTICAL 1 Flying mammals 2 Verbal 3 Affliction of the eye •I Half-em 5 Demolish 6 Biblical country 7 Is indebted 8 Microbe D PilTers 10 Fruit 11 Socia he returns the eight of spades. Now 'you definitely know that he has at least four spades. At this point declarer should lead over to his king of clubs and then cash the fourth diamond. If West lets go the nine of clubs, declarer leads a club over to the queen and West has to discard his nine of spades. Now declarer should stop to count. He knows that West had two clubs, three diamonds and also four spades. West has never discarded a heart, so he Ls probably trying to protect the jack of hearts I four times. j 'lo rfiake sure, declarer should nuw ret:irn to his hand with the ace of clubs and when West discards the jack of spades, he U definitely marked with four hearts, because i( he had five spades to the qucen-jack-nine, his opening lead would have been the queen of spades. At this point declarer cashes the ace of heart* and leads a small heart to the mieen. Then he leads a small heart und when West plays the eight-spot h» should finesse the . trick with the king and Immediately ten and in thu way make 12 tricks. HORIZONTAL 1,6 Depicted animal 9 Health resort 12 Amphitheater 13 Reverential fear 1-1 Number 15 Paving substance 16 More rational JSDine 19 Slants 21 Daubs 23 Volume 24Suo loco (ab.) 17 While 25 Water craft 20 Cooking 27 Former utensil Russian ruler 22 East (Fr.) 30 Part of "be" 25 Unclothed 31 French article 32 Of the thing 33 Babylonian deity 34 Grafted (her.) 3V Employed 39 Paid notice in newspaper 40 Regius professor (ab.) 41 Reiterate 45 It is a shorthaired breed ot •19 Poem SO This originated in Germany 52 Scottish sheepfold 53 Through 54 F.ver (conlr.) 55 Ul<v>ian 57 Bitter vetch i8 Afternoon sx>c!al .59 Trials 26 Portent 28 On the sheltered side 2!) Peruse insects 35 Small candles 36 City in The Netherlands 37 Footed vase 38 Steeples 41 Stout cord 42 German river 43 Encourage 44 Woody plant 45 Symbol for cerium 46 Mine entrance 47 Tidy 48 Lampreys 51 Age 56 From

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