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PAGE SOt £LYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWf TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1950 •THE BLVTHEVILLE' COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W, HAINJSS, Publisher JAMES U VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Uuutin Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detwtt, Atlanta, Memphis- Entered as second class matter »t the port- office at Blylhevllle. Arkansas, under «ct ol Coo- tress, October «, W1. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or anj suburban town where carrier service it maintained 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles *4.00 per year »2 00 (or six months, «1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile tone, tlO.OO per yeaj payable In advance. Meditations And he look bread, and gave IhjnVs, and brake H and five unto them, saying, This Is mr boily which is jii-en for you: this no in remembrance of me.—Luke 22:19. • • • Thus may we abide in union, With each other and the Lord, And possess In sweet communion Joys which earth cannot afiord. —Rev. John Newton. Barbs Some folks could reduce by living within their means. « » » A missing shirt button may mean that » man U single. Three or four missing and he's married. * * * Men in a midwest college are picking olf all the baby-sitting jobs. First thing we know, Betty Coed will be stoking fraternity house furnaces. * * * Too many people worry loo much aboul not knowing how not to worry. * • * About all some folks got out of the New Year resolutions was a chance to swear. Cities Consider Ways n To Curb Sex Crimes No crimes are more horrifying than sex assaults and murders. Yet it's plain from accounts in the press these flays that we aren't making enough headway against them. From more than a few cities come reports that women are afraid to venture forth onto the streets alone at night. Too often the offenders who viciously strike them down are not caught and punished. The experts say many of the nation's growing cities simply don't have adequate police forces to protect their citizens. In recent decades communities have heen spreading widely, multiplying streets in srawling confusion. These streets should be patrolled, but rare is the big city with sufficient policemen to do the job. Philadelphia experimented with a stepped-up force in areas prowled by sex offenders and other criminals. Crime rates in those zones promptly dropped. Unfortunately the city wasn't able to boost permanently the number of policemen stationed in danger spots. That's the fix most of the troubled communities are in. They need many more policemen but can't afford them. If heavier protection is a prime immediate answer, then cities would seem '(5 frave a choice either of imposing extra taxes or paring other services. Certainly safeguards against bodily attack are more fundamental than some of the other jobs the cities do. Though it crops up in all parts of the country, the problem of sex crime is primarily local. Federal authorities can't intervene in preventive or enforcement work within cities. Still the government can do something to check these offenses when the perpetrators travel across . state lines. Congress now has before it a bill by Representative Chelf, Kentucky Democrat, which would empower the federal government to seize sex criminals who cross state borders and imprison them for 10 to 20 years. Chelf claims the proposal has wide support. Another place where federal authority can have useful effect is in postal regulations governing the distribution of sex publications through the mails. There's no excuse whatsoever for letting such "literature" get spread around. Crime experts blame this material for many sex offenses, especially by younger men. If the Justice Department rates the Chelf bill useful and workable, it ought to pass. Likewise, postal rules should be tightened or better enforced. Anything more government can do to check the interstate movement of sex criminals should be done. But in the end it is the cities which must stamp out these brutal utteck*. once over lightly— By A. A. Fredrlcksun This week's nip at Ihe heels of the Truman Administration—and there are & lot of Ihem—U largely a result of scrounging from the works ol more erudite writers, none of them overly friendly with the current regime. 1 have Just finished tearing through what 1 consider the besl^a fascinating yarn called "Monster Government," which made me alternately angry, morose, hopeful and a little flck to my stomach. Written by Caret Garrett, a writer ol no few years experience, tills piece Is subtitled "Notes on the Report of the Hoover Commission" and appeared in the Summer Issue of "American Affairs," a publication which bills itself as "A quarterly Journal of free opinion." Sounds like dull stuff, doesn't it? Brother, you're wronger than the grammar In this sentence. Mr. Garrett's tale was as sobering as a gallon of black coffee. True, many million words have been written on the Hoover Commission's reports and proposals. But Mr. Gairctt conies up with a couple of new ideas. Bureaucrats In the Saddle First, he says—though less crudely—anyone who thinks the Big Three of American government is running things needs to trade in his head for a 1050 model. The legislative, executive and judicial branches of the government nave lost the ball and it now is being run out of bounds by bureaucrats. Government today, Mr. Garrett says. Is just too big & proposition to be nln by yesterday's methods and It needs whittling down to size. It Is now a Frankenstein which, Ironically, was Innocently constructed by Congress, a law at a time and with no blueprint, How come? One depression and one war In the past 20 years brought the need and the excuse for the government to step in and pass a lot of laws and set up a lot of bureaus, Mr. Garrett explains. Like Topsy, this bureau business has Jest growed until weeding out the bureaucrats Is going to be about as easy as skinning a live mountain lion. Space and the fact that I'm writing this on my own time doesn't permit my going into great detail on Mr. Garrett's article. Anyway, most ot you don't need to be told that our governmental landscape is shot through with weeds and human Johnson grass. U'anls More "Bnrtuus" At this'point I'd like to squeeze In a paragraph to the effect that although the executive branch of our government, like the other two branches, has lost effective control to trie bureaucrats, Brother Truman's sins are not washed away in mine eyes. His "Pair Deal" program includes little more than plans for creating new bureaus anti enlarging old ones, which In tins case Is like trying to starve a boll weevil to death by penning him Jig; in a cotton patch, . Now, the originators as well as the proponents of the Hoover Commission's proposals realize Mr. Average Individual isn't likely to stop reading whodunits in favor of stories on governmental affairs Just because his country is up to its let- locks in a DUrcaucratic quagmire. To overcome this four-stroke handicap, many organizations are working on ways to tell Mr. A. Individual, in so many short words and interesting phrases, just what's going on. (There'll be more on this aspect at a later date, probably next month, when a local angle is due to bob up.) I've got half an idea that this educational campaign may be the climax rather tnan the beginning of this move to awaken the citizenry. There arc rumblings all over the country that show Mr. Average Individual's dissatisfaction with the manner in which his pocket Is being picked entirely without finesse. Too Much Like Krilaln Without a doubt I'm oversimplifying the situation, but here arc the figures in thts problem— what they add up to depends on you and me and everyone else that gets somewhat nauseated at the thought of America becoming a warmed- over Britain: 1. The answer to the question of how to pry our government loose from the bureaucrats lies in the Hoover Commission's proposals. 2> No one wants to see his meal ticket, torn up; consequently, each bureaucrat Is going to put up a desperate and separate battle to keep his own little "empire." 3) Some of the people aren't eager to lose government handouts and subsidies they're getting for various reasons. _ 4) But to make the Hoover Commission proposals effective as a solution to the question ol good government, sacrifices of an infinite variety are going to be required. No sacrifices, no chance to peel off the bureaucratic barnacles. There you are. It's up to you, Mr. Average Individual. Are you going to to:-s the short one back, or let the game warden impound your whale string? So They Say The Acid Test Reports Out of Red China Bare higher Prices and Heavy Taxes I feel that It would be a catastrophe—absolutely disastrous to cut ECA below what Is required to carry out the Marshall Plan. We undertook a four-year program, when we started the Marshall Plan and we can't turn back now.— Chairman John Kee (D), West Virginia, o] Hoifc Foreign Affairs Committee. • • • In the overall plctura, it is estimated that the gross income to the average farmer will be some 10 per cent le-ss again In 1P50 than It was in 19\5._R, Q. smith, secretary ol Independent Livestock Marketing Association. PETER EDSON'S Washington Hews Notebook Tale ot Swiss Wisecrack Gives British Lion's Tall the Unkindest Twist of All WASHINGTON — <NEA> — It to you," said the staff man. He look probably never happened, hut thus; it over and handed it to O'Mahoney. story has just been brought back j H read, "Senator, call join wife from a conference of European officials in Geneva, Switzerland. At a final dinner, delegates from the various countries were being introduced and asked to rise for bows and brief applause. When the Swiss introduced their "Secretary of the Navy,' 1 many of the delegates laughed. "E don't see why," remarked an offended Swiss official, "we didn't laiiEfh when the British introduced Iheir Minister of Finance." Ri'llcr Than Flipping Coin At a recent meeting of a group of American salesmen who were abcnit to take off for England to swap stiles ideas with British inimnfric- turcivs. Marshall Plan Administrator Puni PiOffnian told ho\v he n.sccl to clecicie whether to hire a salesman \vho came to him ' looking for a job. He would have two vacant chairs available In his office—one very comfortable and the other very straight and stiff. Hoffmun • salii he would never indicate which chair the applicant was to sit in. But he never hired the man who chose the easy chair. soon as you get out of this meeting." American "Know-How" Assistant Secretary of the Army Tracy S. Vorhces got this story from n Japanese politician named Ytehita: After the occupation, YO- shila fully expected to b? shot by him. And as he was riding in his the first American soldier who saw cnr he came to a read block- of Yanks .As his car stopped, a GI opened the door and reached for something in his pocket. YoshiU assumed it would be a pistol. As the Japanese politician prepared to join his ancestors, the Gf saict, "Here buddy, try an American cig- aret," YoshLta says this experience is typical of the surprise which all Japanese still feel over the way the occupation has worked out. Rousing Yankees to Action> Assistant Secretary of Interior C. Girard Davidson is being given credit for having sparked President Truman's State of the Union message boost for more public power in New England. Last May, Davidson spoke before the Textile Workers Union nnnivers'ary meeting in Worcester ,Ma?s. t on "The Power of New England." Calling attention to the industrial slump and unetn- Better luck Next Time Democratic Senator Joseph C. O'Mahoney of Wyoming got pretty irked ai Republican Senator Styles Bridges of New Hampshire during. a recent Appropriations Committee j ployment in this area. Davidson meeting. A committee staff kept ! said: "A look at the electric power handing Bridges notes, apparently situation in Now England makes at his Democratic colleague. When one wonder how Industries can af- promptinB the Republican on OHI- '°rd to remain there. In other parts arassing questions which he shot! of the country, power rales have O'NTahoney could stand it no long- | dropped year after year, stimulated r he suitl, "This staff member works i by the yardstick of federally cou- or all the committee, so theix 1 is structed power plants. New England ...today bossts the highest industrial and residenttar rates for elec- LO reason why we all shouldn't get he full advantage of his advice. Do you suppose I could see the note f ou are about to hand the honorific senator from New Hampshire?" "I'd be most happy to show it DOCTOR SAYS Chickenpox does not o(l«n kill or iroduce serious complication*. Nevertheless, It Is not a disease to (g~ lore entirely. In delicate children, mrtEcularly those who are tuber- culous. chtckenpox can be rather ievere and cause some complications. n rare cases, inflammation of the kidneys may develop. The disease Ls likely to come U. epidemics and is most common between ihn ages of 2 and 6. Grownups rarely come down with chickenpox because so many have had it n childhood and have become permanently resistant. The average time between exposure -and the appearance of the first symptoms Is from 10 to 15 days. The first sign of the disease likely to be fever, sometimes accompanied by a slight chilly feeling The typical blisters may not be present at first but- the skin may apuear somewhat reddened. Blisters Appear Quick IT The Lvplcal blisters on the skin ii-sinlly begin to appear withtn ?A ioui-3 of the first symptom. At first BT Fr«d Hampson (For DcWIlt MacKpiuie) AP ForHjn Affalri Analyst HONG KONG—Fresh rcpor'u filtering out of Red China (ell ol more belt-tightening, higher prices and slifler taxation. Predictions ot last summer »re materializing into i winter of woe for China's common man. Even the Communist press «nd radio have stopped trying to keep It secret. Reports reaching the Associated Press from the Yangtze Valley, site of such great cities as Shanghai mid Nanking, say large shops are getting smaller and small shops disappearing: Communist papers carry daily notices of closuies because ol lack of business. t 'Ib Doctors and hospitals also ate hard-hit. The American Missionary Hospital and University Hospital Glnling College in " affiliated Nanking are reported, "selling their medical supplies on the open market I' f.rdsr to pay their staffs." Natural Disasters R lamed Eight million persons arc destitute as a result of "large-scale natural disasters." according to announcement of Communist Premier Chou En-Lai, which recently appeared in Red newspapers. He estimated that last summer'* Ihey are most common on the back! tloods in North atld Cen[ra) chjn ---'—' •- ~V"m on Ihe lore- I inlmdiltc[ | more tnau 14,000.000 I-o-s First One new development in the un employment relief .situation i: discovery that while good surplus potatoes, bought by the government :o supiK>rL prices, can be sold to potatoes for hog feeci, can't legally the be Scijiie given Lo the unemployed for fcod. The last farm bill provides that government surpluses may be furnished local communities for relief, provided they pay the transportation costs and only if the commodities arc "in danger of spoiling." Surplus potatoes may of cour.se be distributed through the school lunch program. trie power of any section in the country. Lt boasts that no federally constructed power plants have been allowed within its borders." ' We'll Have to Be Patient Basic American foreign policy problem in the Middle East and Southeast, Asia Ls to find some way to assist countries in these areas without arousing their antagonism. Political leaders In all these countries are said to be suspicions that the United States is merely trying to bxiild up a power block and use them to fight communism. Possible exceptions arc Greece, Turkey and Iran, which have been up against the nu'iiEtce of Russian communism and know that it is ren! But all the others, having Just been liberated from British and Dnt/:h colonialism, are more scared of exploitation by capitalists than they are of communism. While all these underdeveloped countries envy U S. wealth and progress and \vonld like a share of both, their leaders feel that the United States Is too closely allied with the western European colonial powers. They also feel that Americans are too materialistic, and not spiritual enough, not cultured enough—like them. This Is regarded as a curious type of inferiority complex, similar to the La:in- American attitude, which it may take a long time and the most care- i ful handling to overcome. head or face. They generally start as raised reridifh lumps, After about two days Ihe contents of the blisters become pus-like and cloudy instead of clear as it is at first, There may be a good deal of uncomfortable itching, especially in a(iJKs. In a few days the blisters become covered wiih a dark brownish crust which falls off and, as a rule, does not leave scarring. Fresh crops of blisters come on during the first two or three days so that by the fourth day the pox, or blisters, are in all .stages of development. They do not run together as happens in smallpox. The cause of chickenpox !s probably a virus rather than a germ. A virus, of course. Is a living organism which Is too small to see under the ordinary microscope and which can only be Brown artificially on living (issue, such as the egg yolk. Special treatment for chickenpox is usually not necessary. The dis-1 ease Is spread by contact from a sick child to one who is well and never had the disease. For this reason a child with chickenpox should be kept away from others and also should be kent in bed until the acute stage of the disease is ever. Sometimes soothing lotions or powders are helpful to decrease the itching and scratch ing. Bandaging the hands or otherwise preventing the child from touching the pox and possibly getting an unnecessary permanent scar may be needed to prevent scratching. acres and forced 40,000,000 persons from intir homes. In Hope! Province alone more than 4.000,000 acres were flooded and 10,000,000 persons left homeless. Chou's directive to all city government; suggested putting refugees into factories and handiwork, but it is well known throughout, Red China that factories are in financial difficulties and handicraft industries are no better off. Nan Han-Chen, member ot the Communist People's Bank of Nan- king, recently told a group of officials there that North China fann- ers are paying at least 20 per cent of their production In taxes. He said it takes the taxes of 30 'farmerA merely to feed and clothe one soldier, exclusive of ammunition. The; expense has become a perplexing -. problem because of the many Nationalist troops shifting over Redo. Nan said Russia had sent somej 300 miles of rails and 50 technicians to helo restore damaged railroads. Man Seeks Russians' Aid Re polls irom both Nanking anri : Shanghai say the Chinese public becoming Increasingly convinced", that Chr.trman Mao main purpose on his mission to Moscow was to set nnick and ex-' T>r. Jordan will answer questions Irom his readers in a special, column-once a week. Watch for iL 1 tensive economic large credits for slock. One source, savs. Bid. Including railway rolling 'So far as U i IN HOLLYWOOD Rj Erskinc .(obnson EA Staff Correspond i-nf HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) — Ronald Reagan Is rebelling at Holly- vood type-casting and the Friars Ihito is giving him a testimonial anquct. But it's strictly coincidental. No more plodding ail-American boy film roles, -says Reagan. He Us to go back to the heels he ilayed before th? war, He told me: ''They don't cast me as an nc;or any more. They cast me as president of the Screen Actors Guild. They take .sex out and put me in." He's playing a solid cSti7en n»ain : n "Storm Center" nt Warner Bir>- ' thers but snys it will be his lust ! 'Boy Scout" role for a long limn. The P'ruus baniyiet for Reagan, at the Beverly Hills Club I-Vb a. I be H formal affair. As Abbot George Jes.se! explains: 'We're dressing up because it's about time the mcnicbrs looked AN ffOOrl ns tlic waiters." • *. * Jane Wyman is off for a two- month vacation after doing three films in a row. She just wound up 'The Glass Menagerie." Close friends think she'll eventually marry Ix\v Ayrcs. Cut Lew wnsn'i present when she gave a big party the other night. Neither ^as Joan Crawford. Ginger Rogers and Greg Bautzcr were invited, too. nnd Joan (probably not wanting to run into her ex- boy friend Bautzcr) sent her rc- grcls. The fact that Lew is Ginger's ex-husb.ind may ue an explanation for his absence- Jane's date was Clark Hnrdtt'ick. What He Askrcl Fnr Gary Cooper finishes his role in "Bright Leaf" this month and also heads for a vacation—to th<- Cooj»r home nt Asptm, Colo, Gary gets the action he's been yelling for as the tobacco tycoon In this one. He rides horseback, has a fist fight and stops a riot. In facl, in "llrlghl T.caf," everybody scrms to he get tin R what they've wanted. Lauren U.irnll was on suspension mil c.itne hark running when thf\v cast lirr as tlir INm's fciiime falalr. ,\nfl -lark Car- snn has the straight dramatic role he's been asking for since a scries of sEapstick comedies, Dennis Morgan wants to do a irmsicat based on the life of Robert Elnrns- But right now he has a non-singing role opposite Mrs. Gary Grant in "Pretty Baby, 1 ' n comedy about the advertising busi- r asked director Brelaigne Windust If Betsy acted any different atter her two-day honeymoon with Gary. He said: "Tc only difference I noticed aa.s that she had n coid." Harry Kurnitz wrote and is pro- michig '"Pretty Baby." Harry Is the fellow who was grabbed by 'he gendarmes for smoking a cig- aret at the Los Angeles Philharmonic auditorium and later cracked: "I was doing 40 puffs in R 20- p:iff zone " Flapping Whi^s ; Eleanor Parker and Bert Friedlob i expect that visit Irom the stork on : April 15. of tlie five of spades was won by last with the ace. A spade was rc- urned and Mrs. Wa^rvr (South) -on the trick with the king. The McKENNEY ON BRIDGE TCy William E. McKcnncr America's Card Authority Written for NKA Service Throw the Lead Into Harmless Hand 'Flip 1949 ivorld championshil mixed pair ovenLs for the Helen Pnuneton Rockwell trophy was won by John R. Crawford of Philadel phia nnd Mrs. Margaret Wager o Atlnatn, Ga. This pair has a re inarkrtblc record in this event fo the pa.st five years. They won It in 1015. finished tliird In 1916. finish f(i .second in 1EM7 and won It li IMS and 1049. Mr. Crawford paid his partner compliment when he said, "Yo' can just sit back and relax when Mr.-!. Wngar is playing a h.ir.d. Yovi V.no\v she Is going to get all the V AKQ7t » A92 + AKJ^ Tournament—Hoth vul. South We* North East ZV Pass -I* Pass Opening— A 5 Z4 Telephone Rates Hiked On Temporary Basis TOPEKA. Kas., Jan. 24. OP)—Increased rates for Kansas users of Southwestern Bell telephones were In effect today as the State Corporation Cnmmi.ssion worked on ft new move to head off their collection. The rates were ordered into effect at 12:01 a.m. i\fonday after District Judge Dean McElhenny ' approved a $3.600.000 bond posted by the utility to assure customer refunds in event permanent rates when finally approved are lower than those being installed. The bond was approved following Judge rvfcElhenny's overruling Saturday of a commission motion for a new trial in the case in which he Issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the commission from interfering with the collection of the higher rates. The commission has appealed to the Stale Supreme Court from the judgment and Jeff A. Robertson chairman, said it also will sf«k high court order to stay collection of the increase pending outcome of the appeal. Deer often will starve rather than eat winter relish. "browse" which moose felt. China has not received much material help: the niuch-publicizet Russian-Manchurian barter agree ment of la.st year has tume.d' ou a be" only a ; local arrangement." Another- report. from^Red .^hin savs people arc asking 'wfiat'Mos cow's p;ice will be. "will Map's re gime be asked to sacrifice its dom nant, position as the leading Com munixr government of Asia and ac cept a secondary role under th Kremlin?" This -50111 ce continues, "we can not. answer now, but one thin seem;, certain: There is a lara^" influential sioup in the Comml Central Committee who by means is subservient to Russia an will not give up the paramount pos ition the Chinese Reds have vo through 20 years of struggle i which Russia did not help." 75 Years Ago ^ In Blytheville — Mrs. N P. knight has sone t Memphis to visit her daughter, Mr M. E. West and family. Mrs. Milton Sternburg. Mrs. H Katz, Misses Nell Harris, Irei Ci'OA'der and Martha Robinson motored to Memphis last, evening to hear any Lombardo and hij orchestra. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Fowler announce the birth of a son today at their home on Rose street. A daughter was born today (a Dr and Mrs. Fred Child at the St. Bernaid hospital. Jonesboro. Th; baby who weighs seven and three- quarters pounds, has been named Marguerite. Radio Emcee Answer to Previous Puzzte." HORIZONTAL 1,4 Depicted radio master 5 Preposition 6 Meadow 1 Wash of ceremonies 8 Belgian river ace and king of hearU picked up the outstanding trump. Mrs. Wagar led the ace of diamonds and the singleton king dropped from West's hand. She then cashed the ace of clubs. At this point Mrs. Wagar knew that West held ten black cards. He probably held the queen of clubs, so she cashed her king of clubs. The jack of clubs wa.s led and Wc.it wa-s forced to win the trick with the queen. Now West had to return a spade or a club, Either return allows Mrs. Wflgar to ruft in one hand and discard her losing diamond, tluis making her contract of four hearts. This was a top score as most players made the mistake of ftness- I Ing the jack of clubi, which gave West an out-card. 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