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PAG1 STX BLYTHEVn.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER », 19M . THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphla. Entered u wcond class matter at the pott- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Coa. greas, October !, 1917. ~ Member at The Associated Pre« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or any •uburban town whfr* carrier service to maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 tnlle> 14.00 per year. 12.00 for six months, 11.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, 110.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to Inherit eternal life? —Luke 18:18 * * * The Cross There, and there only (though the dlest rave, And Atliiest, if Earth bears so base a slave); There and there only, U the power to save. —Cowper. Barbs Men gossip more than women, sayi • writer. Probably about women gouiping. t + -, » Lot* of kfdi K* movie* (h«y really don't care (or because mom couldn't find * baby-sitter. * • • "Paint Will Save Your Home "—advertisement. Yeah— U you keep up the paymenU. * * I* . Dont' let a cloudy mornlnr keep yon from up bright and early to to to work. Over 5 millon pairs of glasses are sold each year — and It would help If they'd all be used to look on the bright aide. UN Little Assembly Needs ; Power to Act Affectively '; In 1947 the United Nations set up new machinery—the "Little Assembly" ; •—to get around the constant Russian : vetoes in the powerful Security Coun'-. cil. ' Russia in still vetoing action in the council. The only difference is that now, with the Korean war raging and new aggression a possibility, effective concerted effort by the UN is more important than ever. The Little Assembly is a body made up of some members of the larger General Assembly the main UN forum. It's supposed to function when th« General Assembly is not meeting, which means : most of the year. Thus far the smaller unit hasn't played a very big role in UN affairs. But the time has come when the Little Assembly should be given the power to act decisively in major matters, specifically, it ought to have authority to step into any new crisis of aggression that Eussia may choose to touch off. The Soviet Union's recent maneuvers toward hobbling the Security Council in the Korean .situation make it clear that she'd use her veto to block UN effort in a new crisis. Hence, other machinery is the only hope of real UN action. The General Assembly can handle a problem that arises while it's meeting. But to assemble it off-schedule for some emergency would be sumbersome and perhaps dangerously slow. The Little Assembly, convening throughout the year, is a more logical agency for the job. The UN charter says nothing, of course, about a Little Assembly. But a charter, like a nation's constitution, must be flexible if the cause it serves is to survive changing conditions. UN members were sufficiently convinced of that in 19-17 to create the new body. They should be equally ready to cm- power it to deal with the facts of life in 1950. Russia and maybe others will howl that an agency thus equipped would steal power from the Security Council. But the Council itself is, technically, a creation of the General Assembly. If Hussian vetoes prevent it from performing its functions, why shouldn't some other UN agency get the job? The UN can't) survive if it can't serve the aims of its charier. Preserving peace is its biggest aim. Merely having everybody around for a slam-bang talk-fest doesn't prove anything. What counts is what the UN can do when trouble develops. It did very well in the weeks between the outbreak of the Korean wav «ml Russia's return to the Council. That's the way it must always operate if we're to have effective world action against aggression, Russia won't like any plan to bypass the Council. But pleasing the Soviet Union isn't a primary UN goal. Particularly since it has become abundantly clear that she uses the UN purely as a forum for the fake peace propaganda which is a vital part of her war strategy. Assembling UN Force Is Complex Job It's good new that Filipino troops have arrived in Korea and will move into the United Nations battle line. The contingent is undoubtedly small, but it's a firm sign of an intention to help make the Korean war a real UN operation. Presence of the Filipinos will also be living refutation of the Communist propaganda claim that this is a war of white, colonial imperialia magainst the Asiatic races. Although British' troops are now fighting beside our G. I.'s, a lot of Americans have been critical of the British, the French and other free peoples for not dashing to our assistance more quickly. This is perhaps a natural reaction. But it overlooks the fact, of course, that the French have I'iO.OOO troops fighting Communists in Indo-China, tlie British 50,000 doing the same in Malaya and another force garrisoning threatened Hong Koug. Moreover, when the UN appeal for aid to U. S. forces went out, pledges of about 30,000 troops were made from countries all over the world. While these commitments are not great, in the case of many small nations they represent real sacrifice. While we might well wish for heavier assistance, reality should compel us to admit that no free nation has big fighting forces available. To make them available at this time would mean either weakening other fronts or falling back upon U. S. financing. All these offers have had to be carefully screened and appraised by our own military leaders. For technical military reasons, some may be turned down. All this is an inescapable part of the complex job of trying to weld a useful fighting force from the scattered units of numerous countries. Views of Others Borrowing Ourselves Into Steel 'Scarcity' Maybe there Is going to be a steel shortage. Benjamin f\ Fnirlcss, president of US Steel, hlulcd last week that flat rolled plates for automobiles and refrigeffiya's- were going to be harder to get. The magazine Steel said military orders were causing ES;VS in warehouse stocks and noted that "gray market" activities were increasing. Bui some people nre cynical. They won't believe It. For example. "Gray Matter," the bulletin of an advertising agency, observes-. "In 1050 (so far) between one and two per cent of our steel production went into military requirements . . . H the armed forces were to require 10 per cent that would leave a niggardly 90 million tons for civilian purposes. With the possible exception of 1!)50 this country has never used 68 million tons of steel for civilian purposes in a single year! , . . What's more, sitice a military budget of 13 billion wound up with a requirement of little more than 1 per cent of our production, how could an additional budget of $10 billion or even 515 billion step that up U> 10 per cent?" As a matter of fact, recent defense department estimates of expanded steel needs for the military program were set at the equivalent of about 5.3 per cent of production. That would leave for civilian use a "niggardly" 95 million tons which is about eight million tons more than was available for both military and civilian use at the peak of World War u. But such figuring based on precedent is nothing to gamble on. What hns happened before doesn't count any more. The government never before made, directly and indirectly, such a mass of cheap credit available for installment purchases of automobiles and household appliances. Never before has the government made, through direct loans and mortgage guarantees, so many billion available for rc.sldcnt.Mi and commercial building. Nor have the state gcvcviuncnts ami municipalities ever borrowed on such a grand scale ns they did last year and Iliis for public construction. For belter or worse, it seem.s that the country hns borrowed and installment-bought Itself into a steel "scarcity." The steel companies are going ahead with another expansion program, but they are not enthusiastic. They probably don't know when somebody is going to knock out the props that support' the excessive demand. New Federal Reserve Board credit regulations may have already loosened a couple cf the props. —NFAV ORLEANS TIMKS-PICAYUNE So rhey Say We'll Have to Think Over the Proposition a While A merica and Britain To Aid Hungry Asia Mafia and Racing Wire Service Provide Intriguing Mysteries By nOUGLAS l.AKSEN NK:\ Staff Correspondent (I'eter Edscm Is on vacation.) Last of a series. • » « WASHINGTON (NBA)—There are two big mysteries behind organized crime in the U. S. today which continue to defy solution by the best criminal investigators in the country. Although in the few months of its existence the special Senate committee investigating organized crime in the u. S. has done an outstanding job of exposing various rackets, its investigations have only made the two big mysteries more intriguing. Mystery No. 1 concerns the notorious Mafia, Its membership, influence and shadowy operations. Mystery No. 2 concerns the real control of the .Continental Press Service which supplies the racing news to bookies all over the U. S. The Mafia, or Black Hand, has its roots in Italy. In Napoleon's time the rich Sicilian land-owners created H as a sort of private police force to keep the peasants in line. It grew into such a powerful lawless organization, the whole Italian government hod to get in the fight to try. to end its reign of terror. This scattered its members to Vhe U. S. and other countries. Off and one for more than 50 years the organization hns been in and out of American crime headlines. There hnve been claims that the gang has been broken up. But it never has been. Agents Report on Mafia la -- Kept Secret A special Senate committee agent was sent to Italy to look Into possible connections between the Italian Mafia and criminal operations In tlie U. S. He recently returned and cautiously reported that the subject was worth further study. His detailed report to the committee on what he found ls being kept secret. ^ It has been said that Lucky Luciano, convicted and deported head ol a big narcotics and white slavery ring. Is the world head of the gang, others claim that the true brains Is someone, as yet unidentified, with no official criminal record. Only a mist of rather nebulous evidence exists on the Mafia's activities. Tlie cold facts are few. It is pretty well established that the Mafia controls the liquor business in Kansas City, for instance, and the olive oil business In New York. But certain patterns of action—in legitimate businesses us well «s in organized criminal activities—point to control by the Mafia in other spots around the nation. Certain key names which have been linked with the Mafia keep cropping out in investigations in widely separated cities. They could add up to a sort of super crime syndicate, but the final clinching evidence which would expose the leaders and send them to jail always seems to be Just beyond the grasp of investigators. There Is no known. link between Press Service, the source of all r ing news which is the cornerstone of bookie operations in the U. S But the mystery of its operation, is almost as profound. Who Is Continental's Heal Boss? fts headquarters is in Cleveland The sole, legal owner of its physical properties is a young law student Edward J. McBride, who apparent!) does not know much about his company's operation. Long and bloody gang wars have been fought over its control in the past but today Hie issue seems to be settled. In fact, it's the very peaceful routine operation of the service which is the most suspicious thing about it, according to investigators A bookie can't operate without its services. Yet there is fighting and gang strife among the big gamblers about control of other phases o the bookmaking racket. But tin Continental press-Service now goe serenely on about its business o reporting up-to-the-second rice track activities all over the countr; without becoming embroiled in th side activities of the business. At some level, the experts point out, there must, be an agreement among the big bosses as to what group or gang of "crook? gets the service in Its locality. If the goods could he gotten on the men at this level, it Is claimed, the back of the fraternity could be broken. It is obvious that both of these problems, the Mafia, and the Continental Press Service, will be the subject of future Investigations of DOCTOR SAYS B«r EDWIN P. JORDAN, W.D. Wiittn fa* NT.A Benlc* Peptic ulcer* develop in th* stomach itself and in the duodenum, which Is that part of the intestine Into which the stomach empties, dyniptoms of difficulty or pain In the abdominal region, especially If they come on about two hours after meals, »re suspicious, but, of course, this li not enough for a diagnosis. A;, sccurate diagnosis Is made by wo principal methods. One eon- ist« In talcing out what is Inside lie stomach through a tube and ixammtng the stomach content. In nosL cases of ulcer there Is more lydr.ichlorlc acid than there should be. There are also some other changes. Tlie other Important method of diagnosis consists of swallowing a :quid containing a salt made with Mruim, which gives a sort of sil- houcite X-ray picture of the stomach and upper Intestines. In this olcture the ulcer can be seen and diagnosis made certain. Ulcers of the stomach are a serous problem today. All too often tliey start, or at least th* symp- ,oms become obvious, after a period of mental stress or strain. Also, the symptoms almost always become worse after an emotional upset such as an irritating conference or an exhausting period of mental work The treatment Is complicated. Al- hough there are several good treatments available, ulcers have such aj great tendency to come back that new treatments are constantly being sought. For this reason almost every year some three or four new treatments are- announced. Perhaps in time one of them will prove so much superior to others that It will be used universally, but so far doctors are not agreed on anv one method as being best for all victims nf I'lcer. Bed Koi Helps Treatment One of the most recent of. these treatments involves the'use' of a drug called Banthlne. Several favorable reports have been written about this drug by able-physicians. It is still too early to know whether or hot it will be helpful for all pa r tients with stomach ucers. No matter what kind of treatment Is used, the best resuts follow when the patient stays In bed for anoul three weeks at the beginning of treatment. Bed rest alone Improves the ulcer condition and .relieves much of the nervous strain which has such a big Influence, on healing. Most patients are better when they do not smoke, since smoking tends to increase the amount of hydrochloric acid In the stomsch and the acid continues to Iriitate the ulcer. Some doctors allow their patients moderate smoking and others do not. doubl ecross. Of course he. expected to make it and normally would have bid slowly in order to coax a double, in this case he decided the jump would produce the double anyway. As for his redouble, he knew that his. opponents would have so many high cards that they would not become scared and run out. There was nothing to the pla> of the hand. West opened his king of spades. Crawford trumped In dummy, drew trumps and .led the king of hearts. East played the ace, and Crawford trumped it and claimed all the tricks. the Maria and the Continental the Senate committee. IN HOLLYWOOD Bj Enikln* JonRSov NEA Staff Corrr«(«inrtpnt HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — Joan Fontaine has changed her mind about the "undignified" lady in red. She hit the celling like a pilot- less helicopter when RKO unveiled those "Born to Be Bod" billboards featuring a horizontal Joan in an eve-popping red dress. She also tried to sue the studio for switching the title of the picture from "lied of Roses." Joan wa.s the lady in emerald green as for a big movie tures. At a party at Giro's honoring Sally and Howard Keel as winners of the annual ne wstars popularity poll, she said: : "It's all unbelievable. The other clay Mr. Mayer himself came on the set and put his arras around me. I was scared stiff." Belore Sally was tapped for stardom by Ida Lupino, she was In the chorus line at MOM in "Tlie Bark- ley.s of Broadway" and other musicals. Sally's comment on the critics' complaint that she acted more like J though I don't recommend that anyone follow it. The opening bid of one spade is certainly normal. As for North's double, we refuse to comment. East's redouble is also correct, and there can be no objection to Mr. Crawford's bid of had diamonds. Since each side partial score, he saw no point in hurrying. West might have bid two spades. but he chose to pass and await developments. He also saw no hurry. I don't quite understand North's a* IWWITT MsveKENZIB At Foreign Arraara AasJras One of the gAatest humanitarian problems of these hard days la how to deal with the hunger which noli* millions of Asiatics in 1U grim grip. This Isn't » seasonal emergency, to b< overcome simply by shipping grain to afflicted arru. The plagu* is more deep seated than that. It llec in insufficient food production due to lack of Irrigation, Accordingly America and monwealth nations,are to action to boost food production In hard-hit places, -thus attacking the source of the evil. Special attention Is being paid to countries where hunger creates conditions favorable to the spread of communism. S3«« Million Considered Tlie U.S. State Department % considering a plan involving expenditure of $300.000,000 annually for four or five years. It would Include help for Pakistan, India, Ceylon, Afghanistan, Israel and Arab states of the Middle East. Meantime in London a Commonwealth conference has been working on similar projects for Southeast Asia. One must have visited the hunger areas to get full understanding of what they mean. I have traveled In most 'of the territory being considered by the State Department and, believe me. conditions frequently are appalling. Take for instance, the Indian subcontinent, which includes both India and 'Pakistan- In that vast, area there are" literally untold millions who tlmost always are hungry. Generations Are Undernourished Generation after generation goes 'rom cradle to grave undernourished, despite government efforts to meet the situation. Irrigation pro: ects have been developed In stra- egic areas, and progress has made .in agricultural educa ftowever, -the problem'is an ancient heritage that Is too big for quick solution. . L Some 400.000.000 people dwell on rte Indian peninsula—about' 1 300,000.000 In India and 100.000,000 in Pakistan.' More than 70 per cent of the population secures a "living" from the land. Ninety per cent of the people 'live in villages, of which—strange 16 relate—there are 700.000. An idea of, Khat this staggering figure means' is seen from the fact that the re. are .only about 10,000 incorporated places, with populations under 1,000, In all continental United States... . •:: - • . ' I have visited 1 Indian villages. Conditions are primitive and in many cases the squalor Is terrible. It Isn't, uncommon for the farmer to keep his cow or oth^r animals In the one-room mud hut which his family calls hcme. Fanning Via Old Methods Tlie farmer is treading the un- produclive agricultural path his ancestors ,trod centuries ago. With rare exceptions he is'Iii-thc hands of the, village money-lender wh«-^ has provided funds to buy an anffl mal or some implement and exacts enormous interest. TPhe rate averages *s high as 35iper cent yearly, compounded. As much as 75 per cent is .charged sometimes . Besides that there are taxes to pay. Naturally all this keeps the ; unfortunate, farmer .In dire poverty. He and.his family are.Iucky to get . any. food'at all. leave alone enough to fill their bellies. This in brief 'is the picture which can be - found duplicated In many Asiatic countries. They are In the toils of-circumstances from'which their governments cannot extricate them-"without outside-help. That Is where the United States and the'British commonwealth nations propose.to step in. the club house. Thi Thursday Luncheon Club will have Its 'first affair of the new 75 Years Ago Today Cotton ginned In Mississippi County from the crop of 1935 prior to Sept. 16 amounted to 8,494 running baes, It was announced today _._ --. _ by Chester Danehower of Luxora. I season Thursday when Mrs. C. W. census bureau representative In Afflick will be hostess. As usual this this county. Tills figure was little more thin a fifth of the total to the same date last season, -when 40,072 bales had been ginned. The Woman's Club will have its first meeting of the Fall season Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, 'at group will have luncheon each Thursday, followed by a bridj game. Members are Mmes, Affll A. O. Little, Byron Morse, Ever B. Gee, Ross D. Hughes, J. A. Leech, Russell Phillips. Max D. Miller arid R. P. Kirshner. party honoring Constance Moore's I Ida than Lupino herself in "Not i great opening at the Cocoamit Grove and cool as a cucumber when she told me: "If tne picture makes 'money] maybe I should be more undignified. If the red puts the picture in the black iv's okay with me." Had .she vowed never to make another film at RKO? "No." she suM. "I can't say that." Herbert Marshall n-lll make his television clrblit in Xew Ycrfc wilh Ken Murray. "I'm scared stiff." he says. "It's a very scary mcdii-m for sotnclHKfy who's no longer as younj as Doris Day." Bob Mitohum will do "Cowpoke"' at RKO. The yarn hns ' modern rocieo background. . , . Gloria Swaiunn is slated for a radio comment-'ting show a la "Kate Smith Speaks." . . . There's a bis deal cooking for I/'urnnce Oliver and Vivien Lcl»h to co-star In "The Sleeping Beauty." Their last plc- trre together was "That Hamilton Wanted" "It was unconscious on the part of both of us. We didn't even think we looked alike until we saw it on the film." Harry CimriiiR jijain: "Since TV is 50 per cent cowboy movies and .W prr cent wrestling shows, a surefire program woulil be: "Deslry Wrilhts Again."' Esther Williams and Betty Kut- ton'.s chuck wagon whoop-uc-do. for the benefit of blind babies, to be held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, See HOLLYWOOD on PaRe 8 When American boys arc tljiiii; In defense of llicir country, no union has a rijlil to strike. —Sen. Wayne Mcrse (R-., Ore.). , * * e Troth must prevail throughout the world if we are to have a just and lasting nonce. —President Truman, Woman," b.ick in '39. . . Goldwjn's reaction to a . Sam Screen Writers Guild list . of 21 "unfair" film and television producers. Including Sam. hrts the town ho\vl- tnc. He read the list, mostly small • JACOBY ON BRIDGE fly OSWALD JACOltV Wrillcn for NKA Service Expert Bidding Fools Opponents Every once in a while the Cavendish club In New York Is the scene ol a special Invllnllon bridge Rame In which participation Is limited to a small group of players. all of whom would apiwar In any one's ranking of the 20 best rubber independent screamed: producer V « nrt brfrtgc Plover* '» lh« world, a. BUU strangely enough, will "Look at my name with all ol those bums." Another Ginger? It will be a oinger Roger.sy ca- lillc the play of the cards Is exceptional the players spend so much time fooling mic another, thH lilddliw mistakes are frequent. In today's 'land, John Crawford of Phlladel- rcer for Sally Forrest at MOM. with ( ,,],| a Rnvc &UI ami West the' ful Ilie stnrt:n Mteni?tinp her between tre.-itmcnt. straight, dramati cand musical pic- Tht bidding U worth itutly E-W vul. E-W part-score of 60 West N«rtk Ea«t Routi 1 A Double Redouble 2 » Pass 2 A Double Pass 3 * 4 * Pass 6 • Pass Pass Double Redouble Past Past Pan Opening lead—4 K 3ld of two spades, but he must ftave had some reason. East's dou- t»le of tv;o spades was sound. Mr Crawford passed since he kne 1 Irml his partner would rescue himself. Now West decided to have a little lime and went directly to ttucc spades. He wanted to show that he had a good five card triun) suit and that he wns not Inter estcct in doubling his opponent- at a low level in the bidding. North's four diamond bid wa normal enough. Even North hac to do jiomelhlnx ordinary once and East, simply passed to wai further development.'.. Since h had redoubled one spade to star with ,hc knew lhat his partnc would not pass four diamonds. Mr. Crawford's bid of six dla monds wis In the nature of State Banner Antwer to Previous Puzil* HORIZONTAL «tat«fi»| ot - SThiitUte. capital i» '13 Opulent VERTICAL 1 Fruit 3 Chill 4 Exclamation 5 Adam's son )U I-1UUUI 14 Large food.B»b £ Moulhward I 5 Era JC Musical instrument 1 17 MiuVeed Jl» "Granite Sta<«" (ab.) J» Hanging 21 Diphthong II Equipment 24 Flat boat* tt It bordtn on Lakt - ITTIrr 3t Steamship • (ab.) » Palm lily SO Fivnch »rticl« Jl Giant Ktn( «C Ba»bar< 31 Obw* . 14 Burden J7 Formerly 7 Morrow rood » Above • Parent 10 Encore U Eskimo bo«t» 2SHule« 12 Mentally SJFeete voundest IS Presiding eld«r (ab.) 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