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«LYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDHICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wifmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. , Entered BS second cla.ss matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under net of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytlieville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles $4.00 per year, 52.00 for six months. £1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations Jesus answered arid saM unlo them, Thuujjh I bear record of myself, yet my record Is true: for J know whence ! came, and whither I £o; hut ye ranuot )eJJ whence I come, ajirl whilher 1 jo, —John 8:14. * * * Tlie nature of Christ's existence Is mysterious, I admit; but this mystery meets the wants ol man. Reject it, and the world is an inexplicable riddle; believe it, and the history of our race is satisfactorily explained.—Napoleon. Barbs The meJancholly days arc here, the saddast of the year—the heavies are too heavy and tne lights too light," we fear. * * » One great trouble with living too fast is that if often leads to having to fasl to live. * * * On some western radio programs cowboys do more crooning than shooting, it's just another way of boring people. * * * It's bail enough to be the black sheep In the family without being made the goat for everything. * * * A western "surgeon removed part ol A wrist watch -strap from a man's stomach. It sounds *LS if an inveterate nail-biter went a little bit too far. If Soviets Develop H-Bomb, We'd Better Not Be Behind One of the most mo men Ions decisions !n U. S. history is in the making. The question is: Shall we produce a hydrogen bomb? ,' This week President Truman gave the Atomic Energy Commission the go ahead signal. A hydrogen bomb is a special kind of atom bomb. Scientists believe such an explosive could be 1000 times more destructive than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They think an H-bomb could wipe out from 50 to 100 square miles of a city. In other words, possibly half of a great center like Chicago. When the first atom bomb was announced, the world felt the zenith in destructive possibilities had been rcach- '.' ed. To learn that this weapon might be outstripped "1,000 times is certain to astound us all. Those who must decide . whether to make this bomb are confronted with a terrible choice. The economic aspect isn't critical. " Scientists estimate (hey can produce Hie , H-bomb for an initial cost ol" $200,000,' 000. The project would take two to ; four years and would require sizable amounts of man ymaterials in heavy civilian use. But apparently the impact on normal business and industry wouldn't be too severe. Basically, the decision is a moral, political and military choice. Where will we stand in the world's eyes if we undertake to produce this colossal wea- .; pon of destruction? There is danger that more than a few nations would conclude we were bent upon a murderous arms race that could only end in a crushing war. Tliey might believe that no country can morally preach peace while it is making so powerfu a bomb. From the military view, however, the question is whether America can take the risk of not producing the H- bomb when its potential enemies may be doing so. Government guesses on Russian A-bomb progress were highly inaccurate. Furthermore, the theory of the hydrogen bomb has been well known for years and the Russians may already be working on it. Scientists, members of the Atomic Energy Commission and presidential advisers are divided in their counsel. One distinguished scientist associated with the first A-bomb advised the President not to make an H-bomb. Other men think the country's security demands that we go ahead. Retiring AEG Chairman David E. Lilienthal is among several who are «atd to believe th« United State* chould make another txhatistive «ffort to g*t an atomic control agreement with th« Soviet Union before undertaking th« H-bomb, This, it is felt, would strengthen our moral standing in the world. It would be new proof that we really desire peace, even though we are considering construction of the most devastating weapon ever conceived. The President might yet adopt this plan. Or, he could go ahead in his decision to start work on the bomb and at ihc same time cuter into new control negotiations with Russia. The aim in that case would be to prevent the Russians from buying time for bomb research through endless stalling at the bargaining table. No layman can be expected to make the choice which has puzzled the ex- perls. But he surely cannot be blamed for hoping that military security bulks in the decisions yhich have been made, and are yet to be made. H will comfort us little lo be morally spotless if the Russians are poised to drop H-bombs over our great cities and we can neither defend ourselves or retaliate in kind. Views of Others Low-Down on Socialism. Harold A. Young, Pulaski county planter, burned one over tlw center of the plate in his attack on socialism at the meeting of the National Cotton council In Memphis. He showed that every cotton grower has an Interest of the strongest kind in resisting the socialistic trend which imperils our American private enterprise system. The aim of the Cotton Council. Mr. Young pointed out, Is to increase the use of cotton, obviously, this Is the grower's prime need; for a shrinking market imperils his income and strikes at .his welfare. And if the council Is to succeed In Us aim, Mr. Young said, our private enterprise system must be preserved. The reason Ls that i n nil the world, only private enterprise has ever improved the quality of products, cheapened their cost, and developed larger market*. ^ But also, Mr. Young continued, an expanding market for cotton in this country, with Its big population, requires that our people have mgn buying power, and "Here again, the American system Is the answer." "For nowhere else in the world." the speaker declared, "has the average citizen of any nation equaled the purchasing power of the average American today. Nowhere else has he owned so much or earned so much." Yet, Mr. Young said, with so much to show for our American way, "we are today In grave danger o[ losing it lo the advocates of an alien philosophy which would substitute the opinions of bureaucracy for the Judgment of business management, and politicarrplanning for private enterprise." ~^~ : ' * That gets the matter right down to where we all live. Look at this nation, living as no other nation ever dreamed* of living, yet still able to dowcd billions on foreign nations. Then look nt the socialist nations—holding their hands out to us for help. You can't help seeing that a political exponent of socialism is generally "a person who has never Imci to sell anything but a theory- that has never worked." —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT A Senator's Income Every Senator's sources of income should be made a matter of public record, as senators Morse and Humphrey suggested. The Secretary of Ihc Senate, Leslie Biffle. has responded by announcing that he will publish a report on all Senate c.xpendiurcs, including salaries paid to Senators' aids. The Senate erred in exempting itself in 1541 from this wise provision whicn still applies to Hie House, u Is even more important for the disbursement or money in congressional Committee work to be publicly ana regularly reported, for very large sums are handled in this way. These reports should not be regarded as all sufficient, though. Despite the provisions tor public reporting m the HOU/-.O, financial scandals In the past tew years have Involved Representative Andrew Jackson May of Kentucky and Representative J. Parnell Thomas of New Jersey. There Is no workable substitute for the broadest possible review of the probity of Its members by the two Houses of Congrcss-and for prompt discharge of their responsibility for disciplining those who dishonor their membership. -ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH So They Say Lenin exerted the strongest Influence on the world because he changed Marxi.m from »n academic philosophy Into 'a practical creed ot first class importance. Lenin ruled chiefly through his personality.—British historian Arnold Toyn- bce. People don't want the kind of car you would have to make in order to price it under tlOOO.— President Charles E. Wilson, General Motors. • • • It would be most unfortunate II, In these critical times, we allowed the biparlLsan foreign pot- icy to be destroyed. That must not be allowed to happen.—chairman John Kce m> West Virginia, House Foreign Affairs Committee. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY Coalition Gulch Th« DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan ,M. D. Written (or NEA Smit* Probably most readers of this col- mn have never heard of Weil'* dlsea.se and even fewer of tplroche- tal jaundice, which in one of Its other names. In spite of this fact, Weil's disea.se, while not. too common, Is not exactly rare and Ls Quite possibly a problem to Increasing health importance to residents of many parts of the world. PETER EDSON'S Washington News Notebook Defense Secretary Johnson Handles Week-Long Assignment in Few Hours WASHINGTON — <NEA> — Defense Secretary Lewis Johnson is being given credit for a remarkably fast job in getting approval of North Atlantic Pact mutuaj defense plans at recent meeting of the NAP country war ministers in Paris. The conference was expected to take a week. Johnson, presiding, got all plnns approved in five hours. President Truman's announcement of signing of bi-latcral agreements with the NAP countries and approval of the defense strategy will officially put MDAP—Mutual Defense Assistance Program—in operation under Arn- oassador James Bruce. First shipments of U.S. arms to Europe arc expected to start rolling within a month. Tale of Vengeful Arab When Tennessee Valley Administrator Gordon Clapp went to the Middle East as head of a United Nations economy survey mission, a Nashville newspaperman went with him to cover the story. While tiiere, the newspaperman hired an Arab newspaper photographer lo tako n few pictures. Rut they didn't turn out very well, and payment was refused. After the Clafp mission had moved on, this Arab photographer's najjcr printer! an "interview" with the American journalist. It quoted him as saying that the only solution for the Palestine problem was to have the Arabs surround the borders of Israel and shoot every Israeli who stuck his head up. The whole interview had been faked to get revenge for non-piiymcnt of those pictures. When a translation of the story was shown to Clapp. he sent it to the Nashville reporter with this note: "I've always found that you have to be very careful In to newspapermen." I.ikr Moths to a Light Washington caterers estimate that the average guest at the average capital cocktail party will consume two-and-a-half drinks. But one caterer explains the relatively low per capita consumption of free, boor.e by this statement: "They'd probably drink more, but the bars nl parties are usually so crowded that a lot of time Is wasted just getting through the jam for the next drink." E Public Enemy ,Vo. 1 But a highlight at the recent Senate hearings on the Langer bill, which seeks to ban all liquor advertising, came when one prohibitionist witness read a statement with this warning: "Keep your children off the streets. The 'man of distinction 1 is at large." I'rohibilionisls Claim Success Incidentally, temperance torce. 1 : claim they have won 15.000 out of the 20,000 local option, contests that have c-Dnie to a vote in the last 12 years, since repeal. Though Prohibition was overturned in Kansas In 1018. it was retained In Oklahoma in 1349. Coming to a head are campaigns for state prohibition in Alabama, Georgia. North Carolina, Tennessee. Texas and Arkansas. Unemployment Report Federal officials working on unemployment problems point out that not all U.S. Jobless are in the "E" arc.ts which have had most publicity. In addition to the 33 "E" areas where unemployment of from 12 to 20 ncr cent has been reported, there arc 105 "D" areas where the unemployed run from seven to 12 per cent of the labor force, and where unemployment insurance benefits are running out for many workers. Latest reports show only three "A" areas with unemployment less than three per cent, which is a normal minimum. They are Dallas. Tex South ~ Va. Bend, Ind., and Richmond] .lef Transports Pose Problem Civil Aeronautics Administration has several inspectors sticking close to tests of the new Canadian jet transport plane, the C-102, Reason is that the U.S. has a reciprocal agreement w : ith Cnnarin on certification of new planes for airworthiness. If Canada certifies the C-102, the A. V. Hoe Co. which manufactures it will be authorized to sell it to U.S. airlines with no furthei clearance by CAA. Major Item worrying CAA officials is how to fit Jet aircraft Into heavy U.S. commercial air traffic. Because of high fuel consumption, Jet planes can't be "stacked" over an airport but must be given clearance to land as soon as they approach an airfield. TnURh One lo Explain Republican congressmen leading the crusade to make the Truman administration economize are being kidded by their Democratic colleagues over budget balancing. The gag is that the Republicans believe only Democrat,'! should operate on » balanced budget. For when the Republican National Committee Issued 1U> financial statement for last year. It showed receipts of only J26Q.OOO as against expenditures of 5770.000. "Why don't they practice what they preach?" asks the Demo crats. IN HOLLYWOOD Ry Krskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Clara ribs of a screwball friend of mine Bow, the .screen's "It Girl" of the and commanded. 'Reach for the llappcr era, is considering t w o ' sky.' The screwball replied, 'What? get my hands full of that , movie offers and n Mew York TV bid. She's anxious 10 make some kind of a comeback and has made several trips from her Nevada ranch to confer with Hollywood agents. Clarn and her husb.inct. ex-cowboy star Rex Cell, retired lo the ranch several years ago. There wiis talk of Clara doing "Personal Appearance" at a little theater in New dirty old Los Angeles smog?' • T • Snmeonc. asked Jack I'arr what nude his small Rrithh car run— gasoline or shaving lotion? Replied Jack: "There isn't an.r motor. .ATan Mowhray is undrr the hood pushing. 1 ' Lili Palmer and Rex Harrison I Tlie to show kings in the same manner Sov.th's bid of five hearts showed one king. North's jump to seven diamonds was re.illy too optimistic a.< he did not know which king South held. The king of clubs, or hearts, was of no value to him—only the king of diamonds. However, at one table f think the declarer handled the play of the hand very well. He won the opening The likelihood of Weil's disease In untan beings Is dependent on how losely they are associated with rats. Most cases reported in the United States have been in persons — —-—.. .,* ,,tuub HUMUS wnciner there wasn't some way In which tills might be avoided. The answer to that, I believe had to be "no" If (he security of our country was to be Insured. „. , Th ere « no indication, as I see 'hose occupations demanded their ' l ™ 1 mtre '» serious danger of •orking in wet places where fats ?,,,!" * , d war ln 'he near fu- were common. Sewer workers, tun- ,|i, could ha PP«n, but It isn't icl diggers, swimmers in conUmI- u™. lated water ,and workers in wet no » ev «'. Mils cold war in which lines have been particularly prone IL t" en 8aged—this conflict of contract this infection. ' , ™f 15l "s—is a fight to a finish. Jaundice Develop. compromise P° S5 'WlHy of any Now the symptoms of Weil'.s rils- This^nwns w e must be we isc are at first very much like pared for contingencies We cm" .hose of several other Infections, run the chance hat the o i, U There is likely to be a sudden chill, fellow may have th* *„„., Si '•flowed by fever. A, the disease I before we let it developed* or tTat rouses, jaundice Is likely to de- , would lay us open to a ' possible •clop. The Jaundice In fact may lightening attack which might tive the clue to the cause of the' knock us out overnit'' • • symptoms. The diagnosis Is not easy during he early stages of the disease. The ;erm responsible is circulated in Ihe ilood and can sometimes be Iden- -ificd under the mlcrfvscope or by nocillating a labor.itory animal and -eprodiicing the disease. A little ater the splroch.ete responsible lisappears from trie blood. By the hirri week and later this organ- mi has produced a reaction in the bloort which can be shown by one or more laboratory tests. Treatment Ls not particulary sat- sfactory although several methods lave been tried. For this reason it s inrticularly important to prevent Weil's disease. Like any disorder carried by rats, the main line of attack has to be against these animals. Poisons, trapping, and all the other methods which are used to siijie n rats arc useful. Avoiding ex-1 eloped lead of the tour of spades in his own hand'with the king of s'padt He knew he was going to be on arc pearancc p at a iitnc tncatcr in iNew "re straining at the leash. The Mexico last summer, but the dcaU marriage has been on thin Ice ever fell through. , since those west coast headlines. New Fac* The Shirley Temple starrer Kiss for Corliss." Ls slated Money-conscious dard's quote: "All my money cash." God- Paulette tied up In is The screen credits on "Fallen Idol" list hairstyles by: "J. Shear." Gas: or man? * * • It's still Kirk Douglas and Evelyn Keycs at tables for two. Evelyn wilj file suit for divorce against John Houston in California . . . Casting switch for 1,011 McCallistcr, who has always played the young hero, He'll star this year In "The Hoodlum." the story of a kid who murdered his father. Races With Gallic James whitmore gets the role of Clark Gable's auto racing pal in "To please A Lady." . . . Wonder when Mr.rk Rob.son will rate a testimonial bftTiqucl. Ills feat of directing three hit films In one j year—"Champion," "Home of the Brave," and a record. new title. Good movie . "A. for a but box- olficc receipts arc disappointing. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By WillUm K. McKenney America's Card Aulhority Written for NEA SrrTic« Treat Slam Rids With Some Caution There were quite a few pairs at (lie national tournament last year who used the Gerber slam convention. This convention is practically 4 AK9 *Q5 . VAKJ8 • A 104 *A1064 Lesson Hand—N-S vul. So*Ui Wot North EM* IN. T. P«» « + Pass 4N.T. Pass 5* Past 5 » Pass 7 » Pass Opening—* 4 t H-Bomb Apparently Necessary If Security Is to Be Insured »T DcWIU AP FwelfB Affair. ,_ President Truraan'» order to th* Atomic Energy commission lo con. I 1 .""*, 'f* . work on all forms of atomic weapons, Including the "so- called hydrogen or super-bomb," wa« of course anticipated as a possible aggressor." * ny However, many folk will b»4 shocked at being brought face to .—„. -,.», m.^v -jjii ahead . and developing (his new horror-weapon or untold destructive power. The question naturally had arisen In most minds whether mi> M ."«. .* ure »"" the other fellow is thinking of his own security in similar terms. It Is, of course, a damnable shame that such atomic weapons of war should have to be built '" thl f *«y and age. Thinking along this line, the London Daily Mail, one of Britain's most widely "?£. ne »'SP»P*rs, editorializes: i "The question. Is: can we dcjl' anything about this new menace- before It splits the world? Even if the United States decided not to produce such bombs, this would not bind other countries The only way out Ls to control the source of bomb-making materials. Msure to damp surfaces which may have been contaminated with rats is idvised when possible. There is always a danger that a disease like this may become more virulent or that rats will Increase and come increasingly In contact with human beings. Weil's disease Ls only one of several reasons why man should wage an incessant war against rat.s, which are one of our _, . . ..«"»*ni£ milLl'l IrtJA. But Russia has always said no to tnls. There should be more attempt to get her to see reason. •But the Russian people should be told, by radio and every pos- in the last war. If sclcn- ... . •" "Hi. 11 atlCIl- lists can destroy the world, ihey should be able to talk to the world. "Let them talk to the Russian people. That might do the trick." Well, that's an Idea worth turning over In our minds. Every reasonable effort certainly should be made to avert the tragedy of an atomic war. The way s things stand there s lot of citizens who feel like mi- - a -- -.. ..... ....^ u , v, ul lul - Pi citizens who feel like mi- greatest enemies in the race for Bating with their families into the ' ' far northern wilds of Hudson Bay where they could bul'ld log-cabins' and live in peace. But tlic problem can't be solved by running away. We've-got to stick and face it. President Truman Issued his order after the Senate-House Atomic Committee gave strong indication that it was about to recommend development of the super-bomb. survival. • • * Dr. Jordan will answer questions from his readers in a special column once a week. Watch for it. 75 Years Ago In Blythtville — Mr. and. Mrs. W. L. Horner entertained at a dinner party for eight last night in compliment to Mrs. Brooks Flowers of Birmingham. Ala., housegucst of Dr. and Mrs. M. o. Usrcy. In the bridge games following dinner. A. B. Fairficld won the prize and Mrs. Flowers also was presented with a gift. Mrs, M. A. Isaacs and Mrs. W- D. Chamblin won the prizes in the second annual bridge tournament held last night at the Country Club. Tlie tournament, sponsored by E. B. Gee and Harry W. Haines. was a part of the World Bridge Olympic. Mrs. Russell Phillips was hostess at a bridge luncheon yesterday, when guests included two out-of- town visitors, Mrs. Brooks Flowers of Birmingham, and Mrs. John L. Finley of New Orleans, la. Cigarets In their modern form :ere Introduced into America about 15 years ago. kings split. The ace of diamonds was played and when the king dropped that was all there was to worry about, and the grand slam was made. His decision was applauded by Congress members generally. It is worthy of note that the President's action followed closely the publication of Secretary of Defense Johnson's first annual report In which he called for America to be on the alert and stay powerful until International cooperation "is accepted by the adversaries who are now doing their Utmost to destroy it." He warned that America could be attacked "from the opposide hemisphere without warning and with unpredictable fury." The defense secretary. expressed the encouraging belief that "the thrent of war h»s diminished as bur strength has increased." New Island A new low, narrow Island was discovered in the Timor Sea a few years ago. The Island is one mile long and Is located approximately 600 miles, northwest of Broome, Australia. The greenland whale Is one-third head. Roof Vegetable Antwtr to Previous Puzzle HORlZONTAt I Depicted vegetable 7 It grows in 13 Interstice 14 Adduce 25 Encountered IB Expunge l8At this time 19 Appetizers Zl Hodgepodge 24 Official acts 26 Cushions 5 Genui of true olives 6 Mountain lak» 7 Catch breath convul»ively t On th« sheltered side 0 Right line 22 Pantry 23 Standards of perfection terrific suess unless the smgletcn king of diamonds dropped from thel East hand. He dccl<!cd to prolong the guess as long as possible. He led a small clnb to the ace and ruffed a club. East's jack dropped. "My Foolish Heart," Is Gag man Department: Note from Wtlkie Mnhoney: "On the same as the Blackwood coin-on- The nine of spades was led and tfon. except that the first bid ask- overtaken In dummy with the queen for aces instead of being four | and another club ruffed. East played no trump ts four clubs. When the four club bid is made It asks the partner to bid lour diamonds If he rtoes not have an ace, four hearts with ore ace, four spades with two aces and four no the way home the other night a ! Hump, showing three ace.?. North's rinitlcton klne of diamonds. In other holdup man stuck a gun in the | bid of five clubs asked his partner • words he was going to play the I the king of clubs. Declarer now led the queen of diamonds. When Esst played lite nine spot declarer reasoned that as lojig as Enst held the king of clubs he would play West for the yintrleton klne of diamonds. 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