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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVIl.l.E COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NBWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A, HAINKS, Assistant Publisher A. A, FREDRICKSON, Associate Kdilor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmcr Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythcvillc, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 3, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In tlie city of Blytlieville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles 54.00 per year. $2.00 for six months, SI.CO for three iriftnths; by mail outside 60 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations In Iliaf day, sailli Ihc Lord, will I assemble her that haltcth, anil I \vill galhcr licl Unit Is driven out, and her that I have afflicted.— Micali i:fi, t • . Man is so created that as to his Internal he cannot die; for lie Is capable of believing in Uort, and thus ol being conjoined to God by faith and love and to be conjoined to God is to live to eternity—Swedenborg. Barbs The March of Dimes calls for everybody to get Iti step. Step right up and do your share! • * * Prehistoric elcplianls carried Tour iu^ks. Then sonicbody Invented the piano. • • •, * A Cleveland man found a large, blat'Jc cat under the hood of his auto. Thai's onu way lo get a purr in your motor. * * » A doctor removed a whistle from the throat of a. 2-year-old lad. He musl have been a tucct little hoy. • • * * » The average American buys less than three dress shirts a year. But think of the other ways of putting on a good front. We're Still Paying for War Goods Stolen in Philippines The Army's Criminal Investigation Division reports that $2,000,000,000 worth of U. S. goods stockpiled in the Philippines for the invasion of Japan was stolen soon after the. war ended. • Copies of these intelligence reports are in the hands of a New York newspaper. Further Army inquiry is said to have been dropped. But the Defense Department is looking into the case and the Senate Investigations Committee is conducting a "preliminary check." Unless the C. I. D. reports are grossly exaggerated, this thievery was so hold and flagrant that investigation should he pursued to the limit. According to Army intelligence, the network of stealing and black market operations was broad and deep. It included Army officers and enlisted men; a large number of Filipinos, including many whose contacts reached to the top of the political ladder; Filipino law enforcement agencies, especially the police in JIanihi and provincial towns, and . civilians of oilier nationalities. The thefts covered a great range. Jeeps, trucks, (juonsct huts, narcotics, pipelines, even an oil tank farm were stolen. This last is a story in itself. The 17-tank farm had been a landmark for airmen. Its loss was discovered when pilots reported the landmark gone. Virtually overnight the tanks and auxiliary pipelines disappeared off the mil p. The Philippine government now .says it could realize just $'15,000,000 from the more than 91,000,000.(100 in surplus supplies allotted to it. It wants another $55,- tiOO.OOO from the U. S. to make up s\ minimum of 8100,000,000 which it says we promised would he gained from sales of the material. Why should you and 1 be concerned about stealing reported to have taken place thousands of miles across the Pacific? Because these thel'ls arc an affront to every honest citix.en— who is (if necessity still paying in heavy taxes for the goods siphoned into Philippine black markets. When he has dug deep into his pocket to finance war material purchases, the citizen deserves assurance first of all that liis money was woll spent. If the material wasn't used before war ended, he should be able to feel (he surplus was sensibly and honestly disposed of. Army authorities say the involvement of Filipino law enforcement units nialics it impossible to obtain punish- • "lent (J |- i) le Philippines offenders or regain any great part of the stolen material. If that is so, there would seem little ivason to hand the Philippine government another §55,000.000 in lieu of those ds. If the Philippines suffer corrup- tion that goes clear to the top, certainly the government must shoulder some of Die blame. As for Army offenders, ten officers have thus far been convicted of stealing supplies. The C. I. D. indicates that ninny more must eilher have joined actively in thieving or closed their eyes to it. Kvery effort should be made to seize and punish others who can still l>e apprehended. JIaybo we can't wipe out this blot'al- together. Hut at least we can reduce it from black (o gray by showing we don't view such disgraceful dishonesty with indifference. Help Via Helicopter Mankind's victories over the elements generally are read about, marveled at and forgotten — until something happens in our own backyard, lo )>ring this progress a little closer to home. An example of this was the health survey made in the Tomato vicinity this week !>y a Red Cross nurse. She was dropped virtually into the heart of the flood area she was inspecting by a Coast Guard helicopter—a machine that until recent years was a novelty which was labeled everything from "aerial eggbeater" to "flying fan." Old Alan River, as the song says, just keeps on rollin' along, often leaving these painful reminders of his eternal movement. But man and his science are rollin' along, too, and steadily catcli- ing up despite an late sta'rt. •^—— —_ Views of Others They're Already Here If you took a couple of first-class army divisions and assigned then, to duty with the navy if you trained the,,, in amphibious wartarc ami kept them living mulcr the navy's roof for tire maybe (en. years, so n, nt offlcci . s „,,,, llollt!onis ' got the sea-power outlook, the seagoing terminology, and the habit of working with the navy's whole system-it yo,, did n || this. you „„,,,,, have a workable substitute for the Fleet Marine Force. Of, these army divisions would lack that outrageous, unabashed self-assurance which has had a century ami a Imlf of nurturing and wliicl. IS part of the secret of the marmes' cspml tie corps. But because the army is also . O otl these divisions could still give a cr«!.tablc° account of themselves. Hut we would ask, ns did the fabled Boston dowager: "Why g o there wllcn „.,,,„ ^^ here?" Why put army troops ihrmiBh such an expensive, lime-consuming experience when the marine are already "here"? And what imvc the marine done to ^cifserve oblivion? The answers sec,,, obvious. Vet ||, n t ,, fta sentence in the President's budget message reducing the FMF to "six combat battalions" adds «P to just the opposite. In fact, in the light of the army's much-disputed "Collins report" (which called lor abolishing Ihc marines) it seems even more alarming For the navy and tl , e ,, ntion bot(1 mM ^ PMP. or a real equivalent, as a sort 01 nrc rompan yon the alert, all ready lo .sliuc down the pole. Whereas Mr. Truman seems !o be saying (speaking for Secretary Johnson, perhaps)' "If the alarm rings, some of you army uriys C an tun down to the dock and give the navy lads n hand." -CJfRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR 'A Socialist State" Winston Churchill and Herbert Morrison spake on the .same day ln»the English industry clty of Leeds, which is a battleground m the momentous election campaign that has been launched in Great itiiinhi. The Conservative leader said that n I,abor ws.s returned to power it would seek t(l uring an "abMjhitc Socialist state." The cli.'puly prime minister in the Labor "ov- criiiiient demanded conlrols over the lc.ratu.ii ot induslry, over credit, over some raw male.lals, over exports and imports of capital. That seems to go a long way Unvau::, con- fmmng what Winston Churchill said. —Arkansas G.v.euc. So They Say The water supply problem is n tar more serious quc.itinn than any of us realized five years HJO. Tim West Is not the only area that needs the development ot new water source;,. U is needed all OUT the country.—Interior Bccietary Oscar Chapman. * * » We are asking Congress to iciam Selective Service primarily it is a vital element in mobilization.—Army Secretary ciorrlon Gray. » « » If Western Europe falls we will have to Increase our expenditures Slo.OOO.OOO.ftoo to $25000.000.001) annually.—ECA Atlminislralor Paul Hoflman. * + t All 1 want is lo be half as good a senator as "Id George Douglas, Iresiunan sen- Rlor from Illinois. * » + Henry Ford took the family apart and television Is putting it back together again Claude E. Hooper, conductor of. Hooper ratings. THKVIl.LK (ARK.) COUItlER NEWS Forgotten Washington News Notebook PETER: Soviet Blockade Experts Could Learn A Lot of Tricks horn U.S. Lawmakers WASHINGTON —(NBA)— No. body ciin say mean enough thiii"s aiiout the way the Russians arc acting up in Berlin again. If their "cw blockade against the movement of trucks across the Russian zone of Germany keeps up, if could mean resumption of the airlift. This new slow-down of traffic from Berlin -to West Germany is In violation of every agreement made by the Russians at the Council of Foreign Ministers meelini: In Paris last Juiic. Yet here they are. as Minn as the arlift is demobilized permitting (lie passage of only three or .'our trucks an hour past the check point where 101) trucks an hour could clear. But before getting too mad about this, it might he well to take a took at same or the- blockades now belli" conducted right here in Wi'Miiii'Jlon. Come to think of it. >...,. P ,»in^r fcans could probably teach the Russians a few tricks. Take John L. Lewis, for instance. In July he ordered a throf-day work-week in all coal mines east of the Mississippi, on S"nt. 1!) a full slrike. on MOV.- n all miners went back to work, on Dec. 1 the three-day week was roimposed. The Russians can't beat that record. Or take this man Joseph Belrne of the telephone workers' union. CIO. He has invented a new technique in blockades - a speed-up instead of n sln-A -dow-n. Facing a .strike, he has recommended that all union men rlinl .-,., tunny phone call.-, as possible so as to sabauige Ihe r'unrrnicnt. Business llnrs Its Share Not all this bl'icknriing is dnnn by union tabor, however! Biisini'.« groups can come un with a few- nifties that would show the Hus- | slans how to get really tough in Berlin, if they had a mind to. Take the dairy industry's lobby j It lias been behind the legal block| ade imposing tax and color restrictions on the sale of oleomargarine for many years. Congress has finally grit around to doing something about repealing these restrictions But the way. the bill stands now marcarinc would have to be sold in triangular shapes. If the Russians wanted to pick ! up the idea, they might require that | o n 1 y three-wheeled. triangular tiiu-fc.s could be cleared at the Berlin check point. This would really be not much worse than ] American state laws which i restrict the movements of trucks j arross their borders. Through vary: inu limits on trailers. ' weight. IcnsTth, tires, loading and tights, ihry vitally cramp the free move; :rent of interstate commerce. j The real experts in this blockade I business, however, are the many j minority interests in Congres-s. i They can find more ways to slow! down progress limn a traffic cop • can shake his finger at. There are a couple prize examples going on , l i.^ht now. I By far the most effective legislative blockade in the 81st Conqre-ss hns been against President Truman's civil rights proai-am. Last i yiMr the Senate conducted a two- week filibuster ajainst a proposed rule to end filibusters. By this ac.:l«in, they sucrerded in blockms; action on the civil rights measure.-; ll year. House Uutps I'i-ht Is a Nice Example This year the House of Reprcs- eutailve.s has inriul-rcd in all kinds of delaying tactics in an effort to I keep truck loads of legislation from passing their check point, — the House Rules Committee. First, Rep. Gene Cox of Georgia tried to force repeal" of a rule which could force the committee lo discharge bills it was holding up. Cox was defeated on that point But then Speaker Sam Hayburli refused to recognize Rep. John Lcs- inski of Michigan, who wanted lo force the Ways and Means Committee to discharge the permanent Fair Employment Practices bill fo. consideration. This left the f'EPC advocates with only slim chances of getting their bill cleared for a vole on the next "calendar Wednesdays." Feb. IS or 22; on the next scheduled "discharge day," Feb. 27; or by a discharge petition signed by over half the 435 congressmen. To show that two can play at this kind of shenanigans, the pro- PEPC bloc and the anti-mamarine, dairy state bloc combined to slow up consideration of a cotton quota acreage limitation hill repeal, badly wanted by the South. The Northern state groups imposed their blackarie merely by taking up a ii the House's time demanding quorum calls. But it was just 'as effective as the Russian blockade at Berlin, the Russian vetoes and walkouts at United Nations sessions in New York. Arguing against these dilatory tactics i.s not arguing that the FBPC bill should be passed, nor that the triangular margarine or cotton acreage bills should not be kilted. But they should be allowed to come to a vote so that Congress can get ou with other business. That's democracy. Behaving like Russians isn't. IN HOLLYWOOD !!>• Krskinc Jnlmson M:.\ Staff n.rrcspomlc i HOLLYWOOD (NKA) —John Barrymore. Jr.. Ins a profile ju ,t like his father's hut he's not thr- "mirror b:'y" Senior w:>.-. Cirdii this to Ha -ry R,iy, nuke-up man. Ray worked on the i i( (c B.i-rym- ic and Is IK w a.>.»iiiu.-d to Jiinl-n '.s second movie. "Deadfall " He told me: "Old JoVn was ahMivs cnns-ifm-. «t his mal.c-ii|i. He liw.iys Im k<-il into a mir.-nr jusl liodirc n si-cur. "young liairymore never looks at lits make-up once ; t is on. H-'s not a mirror boy." Ray added: "Pnth Barrymores are similar in having a wonderful sense of humor ami minds fast as hr.htuin?." I Jack Car.= on is hc.'ded for lele- '• vl'Ion in .T bis way now that he nnrf Warner Brothers have called I It a day. He's working 0:1 a show; with Jimmy Kern, the film director. , Elizabeth Taylor i.s cclcbratiim her seventh anniversary at M-G-M. In i her first picture, she played a sup- ', porting role to La.ssic. Now look at her. : Ramon X'ovarro. who look a leave ! of absence tiom movies a few year.; j ago. i.s bark before the camrins: working as steadily as in the old d;iy< when lie w:i.s a star Arthur Freed save nun a bis r-?!<- with Gary Chant, in "Crisis" ard predicts a second big career for him as a character actor. Thinking llanl i Despite her denials at the time. | Belly Hution's siijoiirn with hi T • i wo children at Hun Vsl'.ci w.i.< a trial fc]"ratic,n fviim h-i<li:inri ]>; Briskin. no! a vacat'-n She ;i-;i town to thuik H over and alter j Thinking it over she was ready to try again. But Ted Ihom-hl it tvcr. too. and the divorce .'.nnounccment iullowed. Vernnir.1 I.-kc is Mexico-bound to 'lar in "Thi; tSril lury" opposite Tcdro Arnirnrinrz. . . . Olivia rtc Sic HOLLYWOOD I'a-c 5 McKENNEY • ON EREDGE By Uiltiam i". MoKcnnct An-crira's Card Aulhoriti \\rillrn for NK.-i Service IJUlizc All Entries To iMakc Contracts When George A. Alderton II. or Oi'troit, was president of the American Contract Bridge League, he rtiti a great deal in proving to prejudiced croups throughout the country that tournament" brii'gc is one of our cleanest forms of pas- tune. Clergy and church groups have taken it up as it is one game which can be played without auy stake. Mi'. Alde.rlon tells me that his :-on. George III. started a duplicate same at Bethany College. In one of their names recently Mitch Bfriford of Kvr.-lciise. ,v y*. iinrl Arthur Ames or Boston, were top N'nrill and South, while Wes !!la- mlck of McKeespnit, i ; .\ , and Dave Tiohlman of Niagara Falls, N. Y were lop Kast. and West. Bcdfoid's father, who is a clergyman in Syracuse, plavs duplicate •'"i. Ytnii"! Bcdfr'-rt i* Mil-King for •nc mini t-v : ,'ifi lias had a rulpil in Pennsyhanla. In today's hand I think Bed- I ford (sitting South) handled the j timing very well. West made a very smart opening of the kin» of hearts, which declarer had to SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11. Acheson's 'Power Strategy' Is Recognition of 'Old Situation' The DOCTOR SAYS Trouble with the sinuses Is a miserable thing and many people try all kinds of \vay.s to treat it or escape from It. Recently I have had a number of questions asking what climate is best for a patient with sinus. q—In your article on sinusitis you inentioncl parts of Florida and Southern California as being good for a palienl. What parts of Iliese states did you mean? B. D. A—Apparently there Is no one part of Florida or Southern Call-' forma, or anywhere else, that is good for all patients with sinus difficulty. Some people do better at sea level with a good deal of moisture. Others do' best above sen level but away from the coast. Still others improve most inland in a dry climate such as Arizona or New Mexico. There is mi way of telling In adv»'ice which of these climates, if, any—alirl please remember the' "if j anv"—will be good for the sinus I sufferer. The only suggestion which | seems to stand up is that a person | who i.s seeking a climatic relief for I sinusitis try one climate for several' months: if this docs not work some' other can be tried also far a period of several months. This is a difficult and expensive system wilhotit any guaranteed success, but it is the only thing which one can honestly say about climate and sinusitis at the present time. Q--I have read articles about the value of ozone inhalatations for sinus trouble. What is your opinion in tliis matter? N. H A—Ozone treatments had quite a vogue 30 or 35 years ago. They were carefully studied at that tun" and it was concluded that there was no scientific reason for believing that they were of any value to sinrs sufferers or anything else. » • * Q-Ts it true that a tablespoon or two of pure olive oil would make a good substitute for meat? M. rj. A—It is not true. Olive oil ts principally fat and meat contains mostly protein. Not only does the thought of eating olive oil in place I of a steak make me slightly sick but it also Is not a good substitute from a dietary standpoint. Q—Would you recommend taking a raw yeast to relieve n vitamin B-l deficiency? c ^ A- If you have vitamin B-l deficiency and are sure of it, the answer is yes. But how do you know? . * • • Q—When the basal metabolism is mini s 24 what symptoms would lie apparent D B A—There probably would be no symptoms at all. Sometimes people with a metabolism at this level show fatiguability. slight anemia and a slow pulse. If activity of the thyroid gland is completely absent the basal metabolism is likely to be minus 30 or lower and in'this condition other symptoms, such as loss of hair and thickening of the skin, can occur. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Jf.iry Frances Nunn. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Nunn is seriously ill i n Memphis hospital. Mrs. J. w. Adams, formerly of Blytheville and now of* Wilson, is visiting here as guest of Dr. and Mrs. S. p. Martin and family. Mrs. Joe LItzelfehier and son, Joe. returned yesterdav to Wash-' ingtou, D. C., sflcr a visit here wilh her parents, Dr. and Mrs S. p. Martin, and in Caruthersville as guest of Mr. Litzelfeluer's parents. Mr. and Mrs. wade Quinn have moved to Osceola to make their home. Before her marriage Mrs. Quilln was Miss Jean risher, rtau- ;hter of Mrs. B. A. Fisher. The dominance of armored knights in warfare was broken when the leaders or French chivalry were slaubhtered by British bowmen at Crecy in 1346. By DeWlTT MacKK\'/,uj AI' Foreign Affairs Analyst Secretary of State Acheson's declaration which bases America's anli- Communlst strategy squarely on i policy of power Is official recognition at long last of a situation »l«ch has existed since the birth of Communist rule In Russia In making this startling aivnoim cement Mr. Acheson told a pjh conference that four years of exim- Mn,™ 7?? br ° llBht " S lhC r ™»"- lon that progress towards world S-iirflv IS V by raaking "foments with the Russians, is impossible Its Interesting to note that till, S M S i la "? dcvi »Uon from the view, held by the late President Fra S D. Roosevelt, a fact disclosed b? publication of excerpts from his news conferences during th" la t our years of his life. Many times he expressed the belief that Russia would cooperate for peace. And of men who held similar Ideas course there were many other states- Comfnlern Dcalli Was Hope True, hopes for cooperation were given a fillip when the Red Comin tern, or general staff for world revolution, was "dissolved" in 1943 as a concession to the democracies However, the revival of the Cr. m '.'.".' tern In the shape of the "Comin- form" in 1047 made It clear that Bolshevism was doing business at the old stand. The fact that Communism will respond only (o strength was established iv,-iy back In 1319 when Lenin founded the Comintern. Tins waj flat and fair notice that Communism not only was going to rule In Russia but was aiming to spread abroad-by force if necessary. And each succeeding year has emphasized that only Insurmountable barrier of military power apparently could prevent war from growing outA/ the situation. ^ So peace Is maintained by a display of strength. Well and good, but that's only half the problem. Force Isn't an ideological answer to Communism. It must be combat- ted with the virtues of democracj. Communism fs Dynamic Communism Is a dynamic ideology. That doesn't mean it's a good Ideology, but its methols of ograniza- tton are powerful and appeal to the Imagination of many people of an adventurous and uneasy mind. Hitler's Nazism also WHS a dynamic ideology—a devilish one, of course, but .still one which took s powerful hold on the imaginations of many people. Americans feel that the democracy to which they subscribe Is the supreme ideal. But no matter how great an ideology Is. it still has to be implemented to give it full strength. An auto is a wonderfully constructed piece of machinery, btit it won't run unless somebody starts and steers it. Democracy is rather a loose term for a collection of supreme Ideas Its weakness, if any, may be !n lacfc of coordination and or'ganlzat>J|| The great strength of ComrmmTSm strikes us ns lying largely ( n Its methods of Intensive organization. One outstanding example of this lies in the systematic organization of children and youth In various movements designed to catch the fancy of the young. That also was one of Hitler's supreme achievements. This Is recognition of tlie simple fact that the young folk of today arc the politically conscious sitizens of tomorrow. Of course. Communism, Nazism and Fascism all are dictatorships Regimcnlation of the public makes ideological coordination easier. Democracy has no truck with such things. Still, there are plenty of legitimate ways in which democracy can tighten up its organization and coordination. To many observers the youth movements are among the greatest assets a nation can have. If the other fellows can Interest the young people, so can democracy. The har pLs believed to have been developed from the twanging of the strings of bows used for war and hunting. There are an estimated 435 {TV oil wells in the United States. 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The king of spades i was cashed and then Mitch played i the jack of diamonds, which was overtaken with the king In his hand. He then cashed ihe tee of spades and led the four of diamonds, wjn- ! niug the trick in dummy with the ace. On the fourth diamond 'lie discarded his nine of hearts and conceded to his opponents the queen of trump. Thus, by uMlipiiiK all o[ his entries and caLTtulh fining the plnv of the liunrl, dechucr made his slain contract. in fruit 27 Caterpillar hair 29 High mountain 30 Sped 31 Regret 32 Before 33 Pertaining to an age 35 Let it sland! 36 Greek letter 37 Roman bronze 38 It is used lo dislodge vermin from rock piles 4! 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