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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE BIGHT «I.YTHEVI!,U3 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1950 THE BLYTHEVILI.E COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. II. W 11AINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FRBDH1CKSON, Associate Kdilor PAUL O. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Represen'.Bllves: Wallace Witmcr Co., New York. Chicago Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevillc, Arkansas, under act oJ Congress, October ». 1911 Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in Die city o! lilj'theville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles SJ.WJ per year. $2.00 for six months. 41.00 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, $1000 per year payable in advance. Meditations The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto hmist-lf, as he hath suorn unto I lite, il (hou shalt keep the conuiKimlmeiits of the Lord they God, ami walk in lits ways.—Deuteronomy Ho prai.seih God best that servclh and obcyptn Him most: the life of thankfulness consists in the thankfulness or the life.—Urn kill. Barbs * The junkman would set a big kick out ol Having a peek into the avernyc woman's Handbag, » * * Minors take Ihc conceil out of st'iisihle people and put il into foolish people. * * * A Texas man was arrested lor riding a horse •into a bar. Usually they urc pinched for "riding high" when leaving. * * * A fossil chestnut was due U P * n Tennessee. Tosslbly (hut one about a couple uf silfsmen. * * • The dollar Is selling so anemic we're beginning lo doubt that money talks. Street-Widening Wor|c Solving Old Problem To any driver who is lirec! of riming the automotive obstacle courses imposed by some of Blytheville's heavily useci but narrow streets, the appearance of construction crews at work on Broadway these days is a welcome sight. Widening of Broadway between Walnut Street and Chickasawha Avenue will "uncork" a traffic bottleneck that lias long needed correction. Even more encouraging .are the plans of the City Council and its Secret Committee for giving Walnut Street the same widening treatment administered last summer lo Ash Street. The narrow-street problem is one of many that face Blytheville, a city literally bursting at the seams. Nothing discourages visitors from this trade area as much as the prospect of battling heavy traffic on narrow streets. Nothing conveys to industry heads in search of new sites the impression of "small-townishness" and potential transportation problems as do narrow streets. For these reasons, we feel that resumption of the street widening program —logically financed by parking meter receipts-—is an encouraging continuation of the growth fortunately forced upon Blylheville during and after the war. A Costlier Luxury Speeding is, in 90 cases out of 110, purely u luxury. In most cases it is brought on simply by impatience to reach our cle.slinalion. In other instances, fast driving is merely a sop to our automotive egos. H makes us feel pretty good to know that our cur will outdo that of our neighbor. However, this swifter pace has become a potentially more expensive business. On suggestion of City Attorney Percy A. Wright and with the blessings of the City Council, Mayor Doyle Henderson has- instructed Chief of Police John Foster to double the cash bond arrested speeders must post to remain ;tt liberty. This bond lias been raised to $10, the amount of the minimum speeding fine set by city ordinance. The former $5 bond was doubled because continuing arrests for this offense indicated it was too low to leave an impression on minds of inveterate speeders. So now there is no saving in forfeiting a ?5 bond rather than appear in court mid risk the $10 minimum Cor the luxury of speeding. . This is, however, one luxury we (Um't mind having "taxed" at a higher rate. 1 . once over lightly— By A. A. Fredricksim Probably Hie uiost accurate statement of White House pulley to be uttered to date came this past week Irom the iiuTunsingly glib tongue ol that man about whem I find it. .so hard to write witn- out running afoul of ixxsla] regulations. This pronouncement of policy was short and simple—shortsighted and simplcmindeu. It wasn't a high-level decision on how to coixj witn the pineapple, weevil situation in the Hawaiian Islands or the infiltration uf Communist doctrine among Hopi Indians hi New Mexico (or wherever they're pitching their tee-pees these days i. It was described to a group ol newsmen' thus: Harry S. intends, now and hcrealter, to do as lie pleases. In his first rendition, DC omiucu the u.sual "damn" he reserves for occasions such as this. But he said later, when reminded ol this oversight, that the "damn" could be inserted by anyone who .saw fit. The occasion for this statement' ol policy w:ts Brother Truman's weekly wit-matching contest with reporters, who—if you'll pardon a proles- sionally prejudiced opinion—remain undcleatctl for the current season. It seems the scribes had bceti needling hlzxoncr about an exclusive Interview he granted in violation o! an nncicni White House custom of Impartial treatment for all newspapermen. The newspaper gang was "disgruntled," said 'Mr. T.. who also accused (hem of being lull ol sour grapes. Now. if i know anything about newspapermen- and every now and then I meet one— any grapes they arc full of may be well-trodden and fermented but definitely arc not sour. The story they were discussing was nothing lo write home about and was just some more Truman crystal-gazing. It was the principle of the thing that irked these scribes. And according to the President's snippy re- Imi. this appears to be the last bit of principle that will ever darken a White House door. Nor would it be so bad ii the Missouri Mastermind restricted his "do as I" policy to interviews. But. unfortunately, in this highly- Intellectual bit ol rebuttal Br'cr Truman unknowingly expressed the sum and substance ot White House policy. A glimmer of hope remains, however. It the nation can fend off being welfarcd to death lor another couple of years, the voters In '52 will have a chance to show Tinman he's not the only one who can do as he pleases. And I've got a hunch Margaret belter hurry up and lanrl H steady singing job by then, or the whole outlit will be selling neckties agiiin. * » » MOKK ON MAIEGAKKT — And speaking ol Margaret, which 1 do only because ol a shortage of material, I seem to recall a story that she is booked to warble in Ohio in the near future On the basis of what the critics have said about her vocal cords, Margaret's appearance in the Buckeye State could 'cinch another term for Senator Taft. • * » WISHFUL THINKING—Sec where Truman has a king-size, gold-plated gas-guzxler to be ferried about in, courtesy or Ford's Lincoln division. It was a kind thought and a great little publicity scheme on the part of the Lincoln lolk, but they could have done more lor the country by leasing it a new president instead. DEI'T. OK SIIKKU Gf.OOM—Headline: • Army Is Worried Hy Genius Sliiirt:i£e It's abotit time. JOE AGAIN—Mississippi is having a legislative to-do about repealing prohibition. Arkansas is a-rumble with a new crusade for prohibition. If Mississippi turns wet and Arkansans are dull- witted enough to vote themselves dry, it will result in an ironic twist: we'll he buying back all the firewater that's been hauled south of tne border from this state all these years. So They Say Communism is un iden. H is a bad idea. It cnn be defeated by belter icieas,—OlKricellor Robert Hulchins, University of Chicago. * * » Some potential atomic developments nre so frightening that \w instinctively shrink troin them. But then we must ask--will tins dread knowledge be less menacing if discovered by others?—Bernard Bixrucli, elder stalcsman. * + + It is a basic Oilvmmu of our time that those who menace our way of lite may lorcc arms expenditures of a mtiynHure that could cripple our economy and thus imperil ovir free institutions. —Air Secretary \V. Stimrl Symington. » * * An attack could come Irom the oppasitc Hemisphere without warning and \vjth unpiedictadlc fury.—Defense Secretary Louis Johnson. * * * It's all very well to - talk aVjinn supporting the Nationalist government in China, bul they've proved themselves incapnolc of running their own house.—Raymond Dennett, Boston, director of World Peace Foundation, * • * The seed of capital must be planted in cduca- catton as well as in industry if our expanding physical plant is to have the necessary human leadership.—Or. Norman Auburn, vice president. University of Cincinnati. * * * John L. Lewis is plnying with the President and the American people just a.s a cat plays with a mouse. He turns off Hie coal spigot and lightly Increases the flow the next day. Then the next day he stops it again.—Son. Harry F. Byrd. <D> Virginia. In the Middle—As Usual Idealistic Appeals Won't Halt Red Advance, MacKenzie Says The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. l>. Written for NKA Service Rheumatic fever has been called childhood's greatest enemy. It also attacks grownups and is one of he most important causes of heart, disease In later life as well as in childhood. In its typical form It produces .welling, pain and redness of the joints, usually skipping from one 'M another. The Joints recover en- :irely without permanent harm, but By HeWitt MscKemie AB Foreign Affairs Analyst Current demands that the western posvers make fresh efforts to achieve agreement with Russia, and thus avoid a possible atomic war, (Jive rise immediately to the^^tal question of'what the deinancL^Rre based on. Is this idea premised on some concrete development or practical proposal which might appeal to Moscow? Or Is it merely the result of wishful thinking—an idealistic effort to achieve something which ousht to be accomplished by right minded people? «Z^ S " ^HS^HS the cause of rheumatic fever certainly holds Mtme U R nenm?tr U r°eLr a "il iieatment. Kiieumatic fever Is ol e Moscow and caillng for neac im- Pl> ' "f""" ***** ^ «" becaus, somebody will Ret hurt if there Ii ok lik» somewhat more common among the 1 another war That would oo » "^ £ Bn do a TW X T nlC " 1 ? l nn CXhlbitl0 " of "eakne* an^ eo W iicll to do. It is more frequent do untold damage to (he cause of under damp and other undesirable I pence u<lm . a B e to tne cause ol ' gallon on prevention is the use of towards peace simply 'in- nn the sulfa drugs or antibiotics. I agreements with the Rus«Iar Treatment of rheumatic fever is I impossible The Soviet also not yet wholly satisfactory. Complete rest in bed is necessary, -- government is realistic and adji'sts policies when comnoilcd by facts to do so. As he as Is good nursing, such as would j pointed out- be used for any acute infection or YOU cant nr»ue with a river- it illness. Drugs of the salicylate fam- is going to flow. You can dam it put- *C-tftt-*-t'V*~ r _ %^-- Washington News Notebook S/?crrp Donkey Teeth Took a Big Bite Out of the Old GOP Elephant's Hide ily, such as asprin by mouth and oil of wintcrgrcen externally, have been used for many years and still are used In this disease. The principal aim of whatever treatment is employed is to prevent heart damage or at least keep it to a minimum and also to speed recovery from the acute attack. Jlrart Needs Rest up, you can put it to poses, yon can deflect it, but^'o can't argue with it," flf) The secretary illi'sirntecl by pointing out that we have tried ineffectually for years to get an Austrian treaty. We have made no progress towards getting a German treaty. We can't even eel a forum with Moscow to discuss a treaty After the attack of acute rheu- with Japan. matic fever has gone, a long period Therefore Achcson rejected all of convalescence is desirable. This i suggestions for new American peace is Important riot, only to try to build, up some kind of resistance to future attacks, but also because appeals to Russia. He declared the American policy to be "to build situations which extend Hie area of WASHINGTON - NBA— The Republican Party inserted blind ads in Washington newspapers to draw crowds for ,11s $1 box-lunch supper at the capital's Uline arena. The atfair was called a "Lincoln Day box supper," although it was held on Feb. C. The ad said everybody would be welcome. It 'said - Fred Waring's orchestra would be there along with two masters ol ceremonies, plus round and square dancing. It toltl where tickets could be bought, but it didiiX mention that the OOP had anything lo do with it. Tills moved Rep. Anndy Dciluillcr (D-Wisj, to make a speech on the floor of the House: MR. BIEMILLER: "What, oh, what has become o[ the trumpeting elephant that was once (he Republican Party? An ad for a Lincoln bay Dinner without a mention of the Grand Old Party. I have not felt so old since Shirley Temple was a baby. "Could it be that the Republicans lave suddenly grown self-conscious f the deep rift between the phil- sopliy of Lincoln and tile mori- umd policies they pursue in nar- owing cricles? Could this be a new ml modest humility? I doubt it . . welcome in that cnter- ainment will do ahwt Republican wlicies have not been able to do— a large and appreciative aucl- ence . . . "While I applaud the wisdom of his ad and the growing timidity of the minority party, I shed a ingle tear of farewell. "Gone IK my youth when a wild elephant, trumpeted through these llalls l« rescue Pauline from the lierils 'if welare legislation. In his place sils a titmouse." But the Republicans had the last laugh. On the same night that :hc Republicans had - their dollar :>ox-lunch parly in Washington's Oline arena, zoil Democrats turned "Blazon everybody •our ads and hope out for a swell reception in honor of Vice President Alben Barfcley and bride. It was an aflair so bou ton that one of Washington society editors asked somewhat rhet- orica'ly, "Are there really any Republicans left?" Then answer was that there were 13,000 of them out at the GOP box-lunch supper, at that very moment, with 3000 more to lie turned away later. In other words, they outnumbered the Democratic crowd eight^ to one. at comretinjr rallies. May IK "I'osl Nn Hills" Apiilirs lo Congress lion has passed a resolution calling for greater government economy. It proposes cutting national defense by $1,000,003,000, veterans' benefits by S 5 00,000,000, home mortgage purchase by S3-iO.000.OCO and other items by $2,000,000,000. For themselves, P. B. p. generously proposed that Department of Agriculture appropriations be cut by $25,000,000. Household Fefs for Sale To promote the dollar earnings of foreign countries. Department of Commerce made a directory of items, which were available for ex- Congress, In the month of Jan- j p or t to the United States. The uary. didn't enact a single law. Tin's despite the fact that the Senate was in session 10 days for 94 hours, the House was in session 17 days for 54 hours, and the debate filled 1230 pages of the Congressional Record. .Though 243 new measures were introduced in the Senate and 672 in the Hou^e. the Senate passed only three bills and the Flouse one. Now Girls, nnn'l HP Difficult It lias remained for a Inw-rsnk- in? Navy officer's wife to stump the admirals. Tn the interests of promoting harmony. Mnvv put out an order that all officers nnd men -should discontinue referring to the Aiinnnolis Naval 'Academy as "the Canoe Club." or "tlic Small Boat and Barge School." n also sn(>"rst- ed that service personnel discontinue referring to Annapolis prad- ur>tcs as "trade school boys" or "ring twisters." And it frovncd officially on naval personnel referring to the non-flvinfr Navy ns "the hbck shoe Maw." N O sooner had this memorandum gone out tlinn the unnamed officer's wife called up to inquire if this ban a'«o applied to tlic Navy's women She said some of those terms were most popular with them. So far, tlo nnsuer. No Sacrifice Is Too Great American Farm Bureau Fedcra- it helps the heart to recover tx> possible agreement, that is. to cre- the greatest possible degree. j ate str--i>gth Instead of the weak- Careful tests of the heart must nrss which exists In many quar- be made to find out how badly it I ters." Tn short, he based Uncle Sam's has been damaged and just how I anli-CJommunlst strategy on a .policy much further care is necessary, of power. Many people recover from an at- Situation Ihirlnngcd lack 'of rherimalic fever wilh hearts] That declaration » as made less which are not seriously affected. ! than a fortnight ago. and the sit- but on ' the other hand some get . nation certainly hasn't changed heart trouble from attacks which \ since then. What (he western world have been so mild that they passed has to recognize is that Russia is waging her cold war under a con- Crete plan. It was worked out long ago and is aimed at Commimizing the world. Thus far nothing has been allowed to stand in the way unnoticed at the time. U. S. commercial attache at Mozambique reported that Portuguese East Africa could offer for sale live elephants, lions and rhinoc- Formosa Is Learning Hoiv With S28.000.000 more Marshall Plan aid for Formosa now practically assured, attention has been called to w hat Ecconomic Cooperation Administration has done so far on this lost stronghold of Notionalist China. Abdul SI4000.- OOn worth of .rertnizcr, flour, oil and cotton have been sent to Formosa in the nast two years, or arc en route there. Tn addition. EGA officials and the Chinese have put over n Joint Commission for Rural Rehab'Vtation program on Formosa. It's siniiTir to JCRR work done on the China ma'nlond. Under it. Formosan tenant farmers' rents have bene reduced from CO to 37'$ ner cent of the main crop value. Also, RO.rmi hois have been vaccinated a"3in=t rhoTrra. t'.vri onidrmics of wafer buffalo r1"'tnmrst have been wired out arid 77 w^ter purification projects have h n pn under- t»V(>n in co-oncratinn with Rocke- Foundation, nn to now. all 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — '• - .;*. . ,..' :„''• ' Russell Haynes Fafr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Parr.' was host to ?4 girls anrl boys last evening for a party in honor of his 12th birthday. After games, the host's mother served birthday cake with sandwiches and hot chocolate. Charles Crigger III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crigger II, celebrated his fourth birthday Tuesday afternoon by having 25 of his friends as his guest for a party at the country club. The larger ballroom was decorated 'n flags and red. white and blue balloons, suspended from bal- Red drive, excepting unsurrnSPnt- able obstacles. The plan has been : adapted to conditions over which Russia had no immediate control, but it always has swung back into its straight line when those conditions finally had been met. The supreme example of this Soviet policy was the part Russia played as an ally of the western powers against the Hitlerian forces. That took her far ofl her direct course "i uurld revolution, but she accepted the inevitable. She may even have profited by it. In any event, the point we want to make conies. After games were played, ' is that once the World War was ice cream and cake were served. West, after cashing the first trick over, the Red ship swung back onto its old course, heading straight for world Communism. We can't overcome those facts by Ihis .TCRR worl! has co-t only bill II will be Menppd un in an effort to solve the nntive Formosans* problems anri improve relations with the Chinese. with the king of hearts, shifted to wishful or pious thinking. What we the ten of clubs. Dummy's jack of ; have to do before making a fresh clubs covered the ten and East [ approach to Moscow is to ask our- played the king. Mr. Thomas trump- selves whether it serve Red cd the trick with the eight of dia- ] Interests to call off the cold war. monds ile then played the ace of wnich is nn integral part of the diamonds which dropped West's jack and East's nine. A low diamond was now played Communist drive to spread Communism. Marshal Stalin and his captains and dummy's seven .spot won the [ undoubtedly would debate the sub- trick. On dummy's four good clubs j ject courteously with rcpresenta- Mr. Thomas discarded his four j lives fmm the West. But we may ' spades. In this way an over-trick was made,, losing only one heart trick. Naturally, to Mr. Thomas, tins was the most exciting hand of the evening..Here was a hand in which he could have gone down two tricks and instead he made his contract with nn overtrick. be dead certain there can ^^ lasting agreement unless that agW5- ment should foster Communist in- tere.-.ts. That's an unpleasant conclusion to be forced into. However, we shall save orrselves trouble and disap- i pointment if we face the facts squarely. IN HOLLYWOOD liy Krskiue Johnson MCA Staff I orrcspnndi HOLLYWOOD (NKA)-An hide-1 is going I expect to hear any tuin- pcndunt produ.-er Is talking :i il--! 1 ute that this title has been B with Columbia to buy the remake ed to "Hundred i:o]l»r Baby.") rights to "L-.wt Horizon" us a nu. i- j ... cal Tor Jack Benny. . . . Howard | Donald Weeds, onr.c a top lead- Duff has switched to TV star Anne i inc man, is making n film coir.cback Sterling, which Is nice dialing. I lie's been working steadily since George" DeWitt, the comic, was visiting at the home of Jeri-y Lewis when lie noticed a large collection of guns in a Rlnss case. "I think," -said George to Jerry, "yon should put up a si?n reading: •In Case of War, Break Glass. 1 " Jerry and Dean Mnrtin, by the way will play a game of Caunsln with a chimpanzee for a sceir in "My Friend Irmn. Goes \\Vest." Even the chimp. I hear, has a different set. of rules. Midj;cUs are doubling for children for the mtdnight-initil-dawn shooting schedule at the L. A. railroad station for "Union Station." Other' completion of "Johnny One Eye." in which he had his lirsl role in years, i Rearrangement: Romo Vincent was supposed to sit on Kathryn i Brayson's lap in "Toast "f New Or- i leans." Romo checked in wearing 280 pounds. M-O-M rewrote the scene. Now Kathryn and Mario Lanba sit on Romo's lap. Olcs Cassini plays a fashion designer ;n his wife's movie, "\vbcre (be Sidewalk Knrts." lie lolil me: "I'm just a hammy designer turnrd designing ham." McKENNEY ON ER5DGE Slip by an Opponent Creates Kxciicinent The real thrill of n bridge hnml Is not nhvays in \vhal conlrl have Sara Berner laments: "Time was assistant director Eddie fal- | when to get in pictures nil a girl van yelled "cut" in the middle ol a had to show was ability." scene. "What's wrong?" asked the director. "One of my 'kids,'" said Eddie is smoking a cifar!" OS y at USC. Gny Madipon has an offer lo replace Eddie Albert in the cast of Broadway's "Miss Liberty." .lust Like Dad ( At a sneak preview of "Our Very Own," Harold Lloyd, Jr., pot 50 many laughs in Ins brief scene th;it Sam Goldwyn in considering him for a choice rnle in "Billion Dolhr Tn Rcart Minds? Sign o! the times: Eddie no Sure, who operates the Oa-ts night club here, is taking a course in [xsychol- Now it's a battle for credit between two voice doubles. Michael Douglas did the singing for Prince Charming in Wall Disney's Cinderella. 1 ' "Bui T," says actor Bill Phipps, "recorded all the dialcg." Director George Cukor's terse description lo Dorothy Tree of a role by." iThe way Hollywood's economy ' See HOLLYWOOD on Tajc 9 Mr. Thomas 49532 V 10» AKQ108G-I2 A None Rubber—E-W vul. South \Vcsl North East 3 « Pass 4 * Double 4 » Pass 5 » Double Opening—* K n Adventurous Actor Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1,7 Depicted actor 13 Interstice H Click bcclle 15 Angered 10 Tanning tub 18 Wander 19 Chinese unit of \veight VERTICAL 1 Posted 2 Come 3 Scottish sheepfold 4 Fox 5 Not (prefix) 6 Church part 7 Wagers R Lines (ab.) 20 Abstract being 9 Swiss river 26 Subdue happened. I think that most of us become more excited over a hand wl>cre the opponents slip, or when we iv.ake a very fine play of our mvn. Mr. \V. L. Thomas of Vancouver, B.C.. recently sent me today's hand. He said that East and West could easily make fo'ir hearts or fonrj spades and at. five diamonds' North and South should be set two Iricks. 5g j^^j of Holding the south Cards Mr.! canine Thomas was certainly thrilled when - 21 Oriental measure 11 Approached 22 Corrupt 12 Type of fur 25 So be il! 17 Any 27 Low sand hill 23 Inset 28 Dip with a 24 Rents ladle 25 Adduce" 2D Symbol for samarium 30 Lone Seoul (ab.) 31 Electrical unil 32 And {Latin) 1 33 Weary 35 Equipment 38 Crafts 39 Gaelic 40 Italian river 41 Shade tree 44 Symbol (or tantalum 45 Gemini's wife in Arthurian legend 4B African worm 49 Projccling knob 51 Ceremonial 53 Card game 55 His • are broadcast via radio 43 Entangles lOOrienlal naincMSmall candles 46 Follower 3! Saliric 36 Sagacious 37 Peruser 41 Measures of clolh 42Eehold! 47 Demand for payment 49 Harden 50 Explosive 52 An (Scot.) 54 Of the t

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