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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 1, 1950
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PAGE SIX «LYTHEVILLE <AHK.) COUKIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COUIUEH NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDKICKSON, Associate Editor ' PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Hcpresentatives: Wallace WMme: Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered «s second class mailer at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or. any »uburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per v,'eek, or 85c per month. •By mail, within a radius of 50 miles 54.00 per year, $2.110 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile mm, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations Thro Jonah prayed unto the Ixjrd his God out of the fish's belly.—Junalc 2:1. 4 ' * + ' Father of Light! great God of heaven! Hear'st thou the accents of despair? Can guilt like man's be e'er forgiven? Can vice atone for crimes by prayer? —Byron. Barbs Flu tip for toLsl Give the spoon that holds bad medicine a gcod licking. * * * Next spring will brinjf the usual number ot optimists—wolk who believe everything they read In seed catalogues, * * * Roosters in the country and alarm clocks in the city can be depended on not to make people want to get up In the morning. * + ' + A Colorado soda fountain clerk Inherited $10,•00. Nobody Is going to- call him » Jerk from now on. t » .* The life aim of all people 1s happiness, but too many aim so lligh they miss it. Basic Resources Deserve Protection Here and there heartening signs ai'e »een, that the country is starling to grapple seriously with the problem of prbtecting its basic wealth—its resources of land, water, minerals and forests. Yale University has announced establishment of a new graduate program of research and teaching in conservation v of natural resources. Tne scnool believes the time has come for the colleges to undertake the training of competent personnel in this field. Backing for the program comes from the Conservation Foundation, an organ, ization headed hy Fail-field Osborn, noted eonservationaist, who culls it a "step of extraordinary importance." Osborn's froiip is itself currently engaged in a painstaking survey of the nation's ground water resources. At the same time, we learn that President Truman's special Water Resources Policy Commission already has met and agreed to survey water problems "from the headwaters of the country's rivers to the sea." Water is of course only one part of the general problem, but right now it is uppermost in people's minds because of shortages'in the Kasl; And it's as good a place as any to begin. Failure to maintain ample water supplies will throttle the country's growth as emphatically as any other resources failure. But the kind of thing the coinmis- , sion is doing .should be done for all resources. Congress must often regret having abolished the old National Resources Board. It was well equipped to keep the nation wisely informed on its inventory of natural wealth. The job it could have done must now be performed by othc ragendes -piece-meal. We should chart carefully the known resources, measure them against the likely consumption of an expanding population, set up rules for their wise use. Where .shortages are presently or potentially serious, we also should focus on further explorations to turn up new supplies. And as -A vital backstop we should push the development of adequate substitutes to have ready when any key resource plays out. These steps are so elemental they sound obvious. Hut up until now we haven't done very much about them. Investigate Lobbies From Ail Angles When Congress opens its investigation into lobbying, the lawmakers should give immediate assurance that they intend to look into all kinds of pressure groups—not just the ones who are thorns in the Administration's side. We arc not here holding a brief for or ngninst any particular lobby. But some rejxn-ts coming' out of Washing- ton suggest that through their control of the invesUg.ilitig committee the Democrats plan to cast (lie spotlight largely on representatives of such groups HS the real estate and housing men, doctors and denlisls, the National Association of Manufacturers and many individual major industries. Host certainly these lobbies should he thoroughly studied. But the American people have an o<[ual right to know what pressures are exerted upon their congressmen by the advocates of labor unions, of farm organizations, of welfare and other groups which have a slake in social security programs, Everyone in this country is aware that influence is used to steer legislators in one direction or another. No inquiry is needed to establish that. So presumably the investigaiton is to concern itself with the techniques and mechanics of the lobbying process. What the committee should try to learn is whether any of these pressure practices are damaging to the public interest—as conceived broadly and not in partisan terms. \\'e ought to know exactly what lobbyists do at every stage of their work, what funds they get, how effective they are as measured by actual results. Obviously any study which left otil a major lobbying group would be incomplete and open to charges of partisanship. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1950 Wisecrack That Didn't Crack V'iews of Others British Socialism is "Just Communism a little less brutal, a little more gentlemanly yet, ami not In so much of a hurry." so the Illinois Bankers' Association was told by L. R. lioulware, a vice president of the General Electric Co. Unless Mr. Iloulware is in possession o( some Information which other Americans, and Britons, don't have, there simply is no evidence to bear him out. This Is more than misrepresentation. This Is disservice to the democratic cause. The difference between Socialism and Communism .is nol one of degree but of kind. Democracy and Socialism are compatible, as the experiment In Britain is demonstrating. Communism, at least the only kind ot large-sonic Communism the world has experienced, Is the negation oi democracy. The sooner this fundamental lad is understood, the heller will the ideas of the West be able to contest, those ot the Bast. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Dopes' Ends Either John L. Lewis, by some typical legerdemain, is forcing the issue In the coal dispute to rescue his leadership, or some 90.000 01 ins miners are doing iCTJn their own to rescue their pocketbooks. We Incline to the latter theory. But the meaning Is the same: Either Mr. Lewis sees he hns played the three-day week to the limit or his miners nre telling him so. ; This is the situation as National Labor Relations Board counsel Robert N. Denham petitions a federal court lo restrain the United Mine Workers from further alleged unfair labor practices. These developments, in our view, are mucn more important than whether it is Mr. Dcnharn who first proceeds under one clause of the Taft- Hartley Act or whether the President. hrfd proceeded first under another. For, aside from getting coal to the hardship spots and removing the shadow of hardship irom others—which a court order in eilhcr case could do—the most lirKetit need in Ihe whole coal slt- untton is to establish buna fide collective bargaining and to break an egregious monopoly power. A confession nf weakness on the part of Air. Lewis or a challenge lo his strength Horn the ranks—either one—gives significant evidence that things are moving in Dial direction, whereas injunctions issued even a month ago might have brought temporary relict at the cost ol further solidifying the basis of that power. As lor Mr. Denham's move: II Die court agrees that there is prlma facie evidence lhat the ladles of the VJMW do constitute unfair labor practices unrtrr the law, and is persuaded that continuance would cause irreparable damage, it has the authority to issue an linmcdia'.c temporary injunction. This could dispose o( the national emergency question at one stroke. Knt Mr. Driihain says lie will not ask lor such B temporary order. This could nurun thai he has left the crisis aspects on Mr. Truman's doorstep, lhat (he President wants to see Mr Lewis neaicr the end of his rope, or believes the miners' chief sees the Handwriting on the wall and will get enough coal dug to sllrte around a showdown. The next fexv days—or even hours—Miouid tell. But In tin meantime Mr. Truman had better be watching the end of his rope. too. — CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR So They Say There are immense opportunities for business Investment. . . . The enterprise and imagination of priiate businessmen will be a crucial factor In achieving the upward growth (in domestic business investment).—President Truman. * * » We need a sound code of ethics for Investment, or legislation aimed only nt the abuses is likely to so further.—President Harold Stasscn, University of Pennsylvania. Toss-Up to See Who Shares the Old Boy's Discomfort TAILS, RETURN -fc kEEP HfM iy^ifff-^-^f _. - .f^^JF?^^ ^' j^ *^^%J£gjgfc^s&g;,v**> -^ _ .-. «-r ^.., ^\ Food Will Be Principal Weapon In Battle of Isms in Far East The DOCTOR SAYS I have never seen any claims that tobacco smoking promotes good Health, 'mere is vigorous debate on how harmful smoking may or may not be but no one claims that it strengthens the muscles. Improves the "wind" or does anything else ot a health-building nature. N'icotine is probably the principal Ingredient of tobacco smoke which may exert an unfavorable effect. As a pure drug, nicotine Is a powerful poison. When burned as it is in .smoking, the harmful effect of the nicotine is certainly Tobacco smoke Irritates the delicate mucous linings of the breath- Ing passages. Coated tongue In heavy smokers 1s the rule. The throat and larynx, or voice box. are irritated by heavy smoking and smokers frequently have a slight cough and hoarseness. Damages Appetile Smoking interferes with the appetite. 'Hie person who stops heavy smoking suddenly lends to gain By DeWIU MicKenzle .*P Foreign Affairs Analvsl Signs multiply that the weapon which will contribute most towards winning the crucial war of the Isms in Southeast Asia will be food. In the language of the Oriental that means rice, which to him Is the staff of life. The belligerent who controls the rice-fields Is likely -1. to be the ultimate victor, ami for W two very goon reasons: One: No man car, fight on an emply stomach; two; The underprivileged millions of the Orient do of their thinking with their hungry bellies—and who wouldn't? Thus It's no surprise to see the storm signals in Moscow veer around towards Indochina. That not only Is 'one of the great rice producing countries but It Is a strategic key to Burma and other growers of this staple food. Moreover it lies up against China proper, which already lias been virtually overrun bv the Chinese Communist forces So Indochina looks like one of the crucial battle-grounds In the swell- lug Red offensive for control of the whole vast Oriental theatre. Russia Backs Dr. Ho Kus.sia yesterday forma 11 v reco°- mzed the Vi»l-Nnm ronni<«>> r' r- • Hr. Chi-Minh. the Moscow-trained weight merely because he eats more. Commiini^ i»..,i" ! People with ulcers of Ihe stomach hZ"" h\J Wn Wl ^ S f, B ' lcrril1la are often advised not to smoke. Tench slnee l£? -r, B " ll " g l " C SmokinK incerases Ihc acid secre- -'- - " 310 ' Ihc Moscow lions ol the stomach and tends to slow the healing of an ulcer, son: peonlc bclieye. press has been emphasizing Indo- cluua and the Tnss agency reports fierce fighting in Indochina PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Douglas, Illinois Democrat in U.S. Senate, Enjoys Role as Independent all members of a party follow its policies blindly and without exception. He doesn't want 'the United States to follow the British system, in which the legislator is presumed WASHINGTON —(NBA)— There has been some effort here of hue to make out lhat liberal Sen. Paul H. Dougls ol Illinois was an aoti- Truman liemocrat. The man him- „.. -.„.- „ elf says it isn't so. By and large, nol have a brain of his" own". 1C thinks that President Truman Where Senator Douslas refuses to Iocs a pretty good job. | eo along with the Truman pro- But the junior senator from II- i Brain, however, Is principally a Inois maintains that he still has a j matter of detail, not of fuiida- ipjit to bo an independent. He j menial cencept. He says it is a prn- hinks there_ ought to be more ol I gi am of strong progrcssiveness. And hem. He says that if a liltle group " if 12 or 15 independents could he •ecruitcd from both sides of the ienatc aisle, they could easily hold he balance of power on votes. He nentions men like Republican Sen- ilors Tolicy and Alken from New Cngland. anrl Democrat Frank Gralam from North Carolina, as inde- icndents'like himself. With a little group of independ- siit-s functioning in the Senate, Douglas believes that a safe, middle iround might be staked out on he says a Republican is somebody who approves everything the Democrats have done so far, btlt doesn't want to go any farther. The senator thinks the Truman budget could be cut from $2,000,000.000 to 53.000.000,000 without do- Ing any harm and for considerable good. He mentions specifically cnl- ting defense another 5500,000.000. He would reduce lending by Federal National Mortgage Association by another S800.000.000. He would cut government employment bv another vhlch to build sound foreign and I 8 to 10 per cent, lo save S550 000 000 domestic policies. They would have j He would cut rivers and harbors, lone of the extremes of new-deal- | public roi-ris and other pork-barrel shness and none of tile rionothing- I appropriations by S4SO.OOO.OOO. And less ol Ihe mor reactionary forces j he would cut the president's request ' for a billion dollars' worth ol new programs by SSOO.OOO.OOO or so In advocating f hese economies, Douglas does not mean to imply that the u. S. budget should never set above S39.000.0CO.OOO. As n Congress. Here Senator Douglas makes clear that he opposed to political compromise. In compromise, he lays, one side gives up something it >elieves in on condition that the uhor side gives up what it bcl- i country's economy "rows, the budget eves In. By laying out policies on | can grow with It. nut he does not safe middle ground. Senator Doug- | look upon the President's program enue bill didn't come up during the last session, because he hadn't studied up on it. He is now studying up on it. Senator Douglas says he is nol satisfied with the Brannan plan or the high-level farm income supports which the secretary of agriculture has proposed. Douglas wants price supports for the nonperishable commodities, at a lower standard. He would like to sec the Brannan tried out on two believes both sides can come o agreement without either sacri- 'icing anything- Itefuscs TCI He a Ulinil KullciH-rr He is bitterly opposed to an idea advanced last year by a group of as a cause in itself. It is rather the result of America's ever-expanding economy. Xow Studying General Kevemcr Measures On lax legislation proposals. Don- science professors—lie was i gla s says frankly that he is not in- a professor himself once—to make i formed. He was glad a general rev- perishables — potatoes and eggs — which the government has been buying to reduce surpluses, only to have them spoil. On haltli insurance. Senator Douglas believes in limiting it to coverage for catastrophic illness only, if a family's doctor and ho- pital bills got over say 5 per cent of its income, then let these extra costs be covered by health insurance. He would exclude the higher bracket income families Irom this coverage. He would expand social security coverage and benefits, excepting those whose permanent disability was brought on by their own misdeeds. like criminals, alcoholics and venereal cases. In a recent poll of newspaper editors conducted by this column. Senator Douglas' name stood .hird in a list of Democratic presidential po.ssibilitiesfor 1952, in case Truman did not run. Only Byrnes and Byrd were ahead of him. Douglas was surprised but not lo interested by this showing. He's not a candidate. he says and he wouldn't make rt- sood one. Too independent. Besides. he's having too much fun riuht where he is. He thinks it the best job in the world. ml of \ _,. . ,..,, . . nons, no threats, no American fn- I here is little doubt lhat excess- tervention is capable of crushina the :ve smoking interferes with athletic! movement of Asian peoples for free- performance. Shortness of breath on exertion after smoking is usual. Athletes in training are not supposed to smoke during the period of their competition. dnin ami independence." That's the Red side of Ihe pic- tvre. Diplomatic officials in London state that Britain will rprog- Bao Dai's government in Docs smoking shorten life? This] week or so. These"same sources .=av is highly debatable. One of the (bat nnriillel aclion probably will most ruithnnlative studies of this be ta<cn by America soon 'af'cr- conies to the conclusion that | ward. in men at least, smokers afler tri age nf 40 have a lower average expectation cf life than do non-smokers. U. S. Experls in Far Fust This development in Indochina Is paic of the Communists' eucircle- ! mirnt. of Burma. Tibet. Different people are affected dif-j (an and the Indian Peninsula 'o ferently by tobacco smoklna. Those which this column is nointui" It who show definitely unfavorable cf-! is a further attempt to tighten Hie fects. or have diseases in which • - tobacco smoking is pretty well known Ic be harmful, should give up the habit. vise which Russia is trying Ui clanm on that vast nreti—thus lar wilh a t T reat decree nf s"cc"ss. The whole critical Asiatic sit'ia- | ti m soon will conic under considf r- Dr Jordan will answer question? '• ation by the meeting of U.S. jni;-< his readers in a special col-1 chiefs of staff and field cnmmanri- umn oi-ce a week. Watch for it. FM-S who arrived in Tokyo yesterri^v. ' rl :c field commanders havp Inii^y b" n n concerned with the rising R'.d tic 1 " in Asia. Word from Tokyo is that General MacArthur and his aides prnbablv will ;nll the joint chiefs of staff that the American military position 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille — general manager of the Arkansas- in the Far'KaVrVlioViV<i'V)e^lrcii"!h- Missonn Power comprny. has been i curd. oilier t':ir<>s (he fie'tl named manager of the Blytheville ... Water Company, and will assume his duties there tomorrow. Approximately S33S is now available In Mississippi County for advancing the work among crippled children, it was announced todav by Cecil Shane of Hlythcvillc. ant! Hale Jackson of Osceola. following the second annual President's Balls pi •_, - • ., -. held at Blytheville and Osceola last'"""/ " os ^ Attacks night. Approximately 750 tickets i Of Soinal Meningitis were sold to the two dances, and i " 3 officers arc cxneeted to maintain that air power is t''e key to America's defensive pcisilion. Thc slrupgle for the Orient Ifl rapidly getting into full swing. Th? side which controls Hie Asiafic food producing areas will hold a tremendous asset. after expenses nre paid 30 per cent of the net proceeds will be sent to he national- headquarters to be tsed for the promotion of a national irogram for the cure of infanlilc >aralysis. Miss Mary Catherine Martin left oday fcr Hot Springs where' she s to take a course in technical raining at a clinic. She will join Hiss Jayne Barnes, who went over several weeks ago. IN HOLLYWOOD Ily Erskine Johnson NKA Slaff ('orrrspondrni HOLLYWOOD. (NEAP — Mickey Hooney will play a roller-skate racer in Hcrt Friedlob anrl Tay Garnctl's movie. "Dark Challenge." It's the first time roller races have lx:cn used in a movie. . . . Doris Day is who Irieil out for a lead part. Their names were .Jennifer Jones and Lauren Bacall. IT TlIK f.ADDKK Wonderful success yarn at M-G-M i of New York. The .suit-directing play was used successfully to defeat Bast's contract of four hearls in today's hand, which was lakcn from the national open team-of-four contest. being interviewed so often because slarring Shiintey Donen, who helped of her non-singing dramatic role I Gene Kelly direct "On the Town. in "Storm Onlor" that she says she feels like something, out of a Harvard Iwltlc. "Really." she says. "I'm a serious person and I hate those 'Miss Bounce' tides." Hollywood sound engineer.'; arc predicting that all nim dialog will He'll now guiclr- Kslhp.r Williams in "I'asan Love Sons" for Arthur Freed. Only five years ago he was an assistant i;anco director. Bine Crosby's standin. Alun Calm, is doing impersonations of Bing for a nighi-clcb act. Blng even re- be recorded mi tape instead of on ' coi'detl an Introduction to the rou- nim within (wo years. The new- i f ' IH '- - - - Harvey is becoming visible for the first time. UI hired a Sre HOLLYWOOD on Pare 8 new method will suve millions of IciH of celluloid. The dialog will be edited on Ihe tape bi-[orc being transferred (o the completed film. Suggested new tilic lor "Shop- lit ler"— "The Lady Ciimbels." It happened when Dorr Schary look over bis production chief post at M-O-M Day before checking onto the lot. Schary i pronounced shenyi sen! a bottle of brandy to Red Skellon. SVxl clay there was i pmimlinK on Kcbnry's office dour aiccl Red slaeserrd in dressed in llic McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. MrKcrniri America's Card Anllicirily Written for NKA Service Siiil-Direclinf/ Play Of I en (ids Results The national open tc^m-of-four chiiinpion^hin in 1949 ended tn a ...-.,.., ,.,.,,,,.,-, ,n- ii.111 tu'i-ri i .. * ••JTJ tini^-M tu n alile lo null in Ihc wardrobe etc- ' """-»«>' tie One was a .New York pilrlmrlil. lie fell on the floor in ' |CCU " consisting of Jack Shore. Ri- and dirliesl clothes he hern of Srhary's desk, looked u|>l c! '" rt Kalln . l.arry Hirsch and Lee. anil hiccnpccl: "Thanks for Tournament—Both vul. South \Vnt North Kut 1 V Pass Pass •( » Pass Pass Pass Opening—4 5 1 Brandy." The Saturday that one of the ; fabulous circers Ihe sherry, Mr. bidding four hearts his side might hvac gotten into three no trump which can be made, but at four hearts the contract was defeated Mien South opened the five spades. Declarer, trying to make South believe that North held two spade- played the jack from dummy ant dropiied the ten spot from his owi hand. The queen of hearts was' cashed and then a small diamond played to declarer's king. South won the trick with the ace. He now employed the suit-dl- Hazcn. One was a team assembled i reeling play. He returned the deuce from four different cities, E. N. I of spades. Declarer played low and Oil consumption In Ihc United States has increased about 28 times since 1900. Holly trees are a good soil-hold- ng crop. PHILADELPHIA dPi—Little Jlion- ny Cavallieri, not yet three years old, already haj won liis fifth battle over meningitis. Doctors at Children's Hospital, where Johnny is convalescing, said they doubted If medical literature listed any individual who suffered as many as live attacks of this severe disease. Meningitis Is an infection affecting the central nervous system. It involves the spinal fluid in Ihe membrane surrounding the spine and brain. Doctors say that while one attack of meningitis doesn't make a person immuse from another, it. is rare when a person suffers a second attack. Marine Mammal Answer to Previous Puzzls 4 Artificial language 5 Forearm bone 6 European n ver 7 Superficial extent 8 Radicals 9 Court (ab.) 10 Current of the Mean 28 Gaelic 11 Peaceful 33 Speaker 12 Fasten firmly 34 Sea robber 17 Written form 36 Wear down 44 General issue (ab.) 45 Strays 46 Profound force 54 Chinese river Marcus of Boston; Mrs. J. K. Kol- | North ruffed the trick with tlihc line of Richmond, Va.; Ludwig J. Kabakjian Philadelphia, Pa four of hearts. His partner's tictice of spades told him to return the lower of the two unbid suits which. In this case, was a club. South won the club relurn with the ace and led another u Ru,,cll Cron <- I ' ; "" d ' V ' Einicr ! ' Scllw * r «'!. Arl ""' """ ' . . .s a wai-.g ooldcmilh. all of Cleveland, time Broadway comedy called ] and Jeff Click fo Miami. Pla., a sp.ide which gave his partner fl "Strip for Action." The nulhors ' former clevelandrr. and Sol Mogul!second ruff, defeating the contract turned down cold two pretty kids if East had doubled Instead of one trlclc. HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted marine mammal 7 It lives in the seas 13 Interstice 14 Go to bed 15 Put on 16 Titled 18 Democrat (ab.) 19 Owing 20 Tapestry 21 Compass point of Mister 37 Eyeglass parts 47 Heroic 22 Plural ending 25 Short letter 41 Whirl 52 Hypothetical 23 Preposition 26 Hide 42 Otherwise 21 Lairs 27 Fly aloft 43 Accomplisher 27 Denomination 23 All right (ab.) 30 Correlative of either 31 Palm lily 32 While 33 Unclosed 35 Actual 38 "Smallest State" (ab.) 39 Exist 40 Measures of area 42 Rimmed 47 Sea eagle 48Strik« lightly 49 French river 50 Dance step 51 Indolent 53 Live 55 Perform 56 Adds zest VERTICAL 1 Stuffed 2 Waken 3 Unaspi rated

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