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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, FEBRUAY 28, 1950 'THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINE3. Publisher > HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace>Vltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. ^^^_ . Entered us second class matter at the post- office at Blythcvlllc, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevlllo 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, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations I will heal their backsliding, I will love lliem freely: for mine anger Is turned away from him. —ilosea 14:1. * * * Think not thy love to God merits God's love to thee; His acceptance of thy duty crowns His own gifts in tlice; man's love to God is nothing but a faint reflection of God's love to man.— Quarles. ' Barbs A.wagon driver, feeding his steed, has his own unique way of putting n la carte betore the horse. * * '» Drunken drivers go to Jail for free-reeling. * * * An easterner Is suing because he found a tacfc in his mince pie. The food tax business irks a lot of people! -; * * * It's a shame pessimists don't realize how easily ' they could pep uji any party—hy staying away. * * * Reports from all over the country say that square dancing is getting around. New Oriental Mystery: The Russian-Chinese Pact On its face Hie now pact between Rus: sia and Reel China looks like a'diplomatic ; : victory.for Mao Tze-tung, Ciiinese Cotn- • numist leader. But we'd better wait and 'see. This will probably turn out to be one of those formidable Russian icebergs —nine-tenths beneath the surface. The part of the'.treaty the world is i being told about will make good reading back in China. Mao is granted numerous important concessions in Manchuria. He's to get back two key ports,- the Changchun railway, and property acquired by Soviet economic units from Japanese owners. Then Moscow is granting Red China $300,000,000 in credits. It's expected they'll be used largely to buy Russian railroad and mining equipment. Repayment is to be made over a 10-year period in products like tea and gold. Furthermore, the two nations have signed a 30-year alliance of friendship and assistance. Both parties pledge to come to each other's aid in event of aggression by Japan or any other power associated with that country directly or indirectly. The outstanding fact about these agreements is that nowhere is it really disclosed what the Chinese will pay in return for Moscow's concessions. Many diplomatic experts believe the treaty must contain secret clauses covering this price, and probably additional vital issues. A hard bargainer like the Soviet Union doesn't hand over so much, even in theory, without getting something back. Russia has yielded on Port Arthur and Dairon, the two Manclnirian ports, despite the fact that at Yalta in 19-15 the Big Three powers recognized Moscow's "pre-eminent" interests in those areas. There were other examples of this apparent generosity. What's it all about? The military alliance can't mean enough to Moscow to explain it. Nor can Chinese acceptance of the independence of the Mongolian People's Republic, which surely will prove in practice to mean Soviet domination of the region. To learn the real story of this treaty the world must watch carefully the actual workings of Chinese-Russian relations from here on. Sooner or later expert observers will pick up clues to the price Mao has paid. We may find, too, that Moscow hasn't givtm as much as we think. The Manchurian concessions won't take effect before 1952 unless the Allies sign a peace treaty with Japan before that date. And there's slim chance of that. Will Russia honor ]950 promises in 1952? The risk that it won't is certainly considerable. Two years hence Mao may have suffered the sad disillusionment^ of others who have experienced Life with Father Stalin. once over lightly— By A. A. Fredrlckson Much as 1 hate to be caught dipping Into another medium for ideas for my weekly typing exercise, I have been mentally Juggling a gambit of conversation 1 accidentally overheard this weekend while trying to ignore the family radio, which hasn't worked loo well since the final payment on it was made. It was Sunday night and I was sitting cross- legged on a pile of old mortgages now being used as copy paper. While our push-button crystal set was mumbling in the background, 1 was soaking my typewriter ribbon In vltrol and thinking bad thoughts about the Trmnan Arminlslration. Then . i\ .portion of the radio noise found its way to my good ear—tlie one I turn to the wall when people come in to tell me how they think a newspaper should operate. It seems that a banjo-eyed party named Cantor was Interviewing a female astrologist on his giveaway show. Naturally lie asked the star-gazer for a few free predictions—including one on the future of the U. S. Since only Truman seems to have any exact Idea of which blind alley we're going up next, I stopped stirring the ice cubes In my buttermilk and gave my rapt attention. Tills is the gist of the star-gazer's forecast: "The nation has a strong birth rate. It was born on July 4, 1716, and therefore is (1. e. born under the sign of) Cancer. "I think everything will come out all right. Wo haven't lost a war yet, have we? And 1 don't think we will lose one. - ''' "Wo don't have anything to worry about." If the ghost of Hitler was haunting my lodgings this Sabbath evening, he got lessons on how, to chew a nig. Thus ended the weekly panic In the Idea Department. Shaken by this chart charlatan's complacency yet awed by the profundity of tier quickie analysis of current events, I began to worry. When, bused on (lie above reasoning, a body says there's nothing to worry about, my hydramatic ulcer automatically kicks into high gear. Maybe I'm just on old fuddy-duddy, a natural worrier. BUT— When the President of the United stales takes the altitude lie can "do as he damn well pleases," When he dares Senators to subpoena him into opening government loyalty files on which he has clumped an arbitratry lid to protect pink- tinged appointees and paid devotees, When he rejects the only mandate he ever actually received from the people—the plea lor economy and efficiency in government, When he stalls until the nation's coal piles are virtually leveled because he ts afraid 'of alienating powerful labor vote blocs, When this president can't co-ordinate his optimistic views on defense prepardness with pessimistic ones expressed by members of his own cabinet. When he calls for "force if necessary" to halt Communism while simultaneously wooing its handmaiden, Socialism; ' AND— -'': •:'..'.. When the government's-foreign policy becomes so weak it must break relations witli Communist satellites ur face an cnibarasslng pushlng-around. When the U. S. allows Hungary to Imprison an American on n trumped-up spy charge and then considers a second multi-million dollar toan to a sworn Communist named Tito, ' When ECA Chief Paul Hoffman resigns us to the fact that Europe can't pay back a plugged nickel for nt least 50 years, When Congress spends time and money passing laws (viz., FEPC) that can't be enforced instead of killing them outright, When potatoes, dried eggs and dried milk are either dumped or hidden In warehouses while millions starve, When the nation is cither in grips of, or raced by, railroad, coal, telephone and auto strikes, When alt this and a lot more Is brewing in the caldron of current events. Then I get the impression that we DO nave something to worry about. I didn't listen further to find out whether this lady star-gazer was able to answer the $64 question. Her answer to the question of the nation's future leads me to believe she is using a pre-war Zodiac. Or perhaps one of her astrological charts inadvertantly has been hung upside down. At any rate, if this "no-worry" condition exists on any of the stars that guide her, then I'm leaving this God-forsaken planet and heading for that happy little asteroid aboard the first available rocket ship. So They Say There Isnt any doubt in my mind that Mr. Tni- will be the next New Deal candidate for president, but I certainly would take issue with him if he believes lie will be the next president of tie United States.—Sen. Kenneth S. Wherry (R) of Nebraska. * * » "Educators are asking themselves 11 many of our Institutions have not become 'football colleges' Instead of places where football is played."—Forest U. Lake, Tulane University. * * » Non-Communist Asiatics want to be on our !Ude If we're safe to be with—If we can be relied lo stick with them when the going gets bnd.—Gen. William (Wild Bill) Donovan. * * » The team of Truman and Barkley seems to bo on excellent team.—James Hoosevclt. * * * The United States is not directing its foreign policy toward war, and no one would be as surprised as I if recommendations lo go to war were forthcoming.—!/. S. Ambassador-at-Lnrge Philip O. Jessup. Meanwhile British Election Called Move Back Toward English 'Normal' By DeWlIt M«K«wI« AP Foreign Affairs Analyst The British electorate's action In move obviously Involves a rebuke to the Soclallsfc'government by some voters who felt It had overreached slashing the bis Labor (Socialist) Its mandate in carrying out its pro- parliamenUiry majority ; to a mere I gram. whisper means, I take it, that Eng- The electorate's purpose was em-' ;and found Herself too far to the left politically and moved ;to read- Just the situation. The country—normally a bit "left of center"—has made an effort to swing back to her old position. This •» PETER EDSON Washington News Notebook European Observers Can Draw Some ueer Conclusions from U. S. Events The DOCTOR SAYS Lucky the person who has never had a soie Ihroat. Some sore throats follow or are part of an ordinary cold. Others are simply tonsillitis or are infections which act on the throat without spreading up to the nose or down to the voice box and lower breathing tubes. In some cases sore Ihroat is associated with diseases elsewhere in the body, like ~^-_-~ digestive upsets or gout. ~ ~* Because nearly everyone has suffered from a sore throat, it hardly seems necessary to describe the symptoms. However, before the Ihroat gets really "sore" there may a little feeling of uneasiness or difficulty in swallowing or tickling or dryness in the throat with a desire to cough and hawk. Staying noinc In bed at this stage not only might shorten (lie course of the sore tliroat but also it would avoid pass- Ing the infection on to others. Most bad sore throats are caused by germs called streptococci which were present in milk or some othnri foods. The proper handling of milk and pasteurization, as well as refrigeration, has greatly reduced the frequency of this kind of sore throat. In a severe ^sore throat chilly feelings and slight fever are common. Occasionally the body temperature may rise quite high, es- pivially If the tonsils are involved. The usual variety of acute sore throat does not require much more than a few days rest in bed. Spraying the nose and throat with simple solutions helps some people and phaslzed by the smashing defeat dealt out to (he Communist and left-wing Labor Independents. The Communists put 100 candidates Into the field. Including their two M» members of commons, and ev'fctf mother's son of them was defeated. The same thing happened to all five left-wing Labor independents who had fought the regular party program by advocating closer relations with Russia. Majority Too Slim However, In the energetic process of readjustment the electorate has producd an Indecisive result so far as concerns the position In parliament. The Socialist government's majority of ten votes overall is neither fish, fowl nor good red meat. It's far too small for security. A few cases of Illness simultaneously, or absence of Labor members on government business, could lay the party open to defeat on some measure. As Conservative Leader Winston Churchill put it: "It's obvious that parliamnl. is going to be in a very unstable condition". And over in West Germany chancellor Konrad Adenauer, who commands a parliamentary coalilion with a majority of only one, remarked: "I would not like to be a minister with this (British Socialist) majority. It might be a very wobbly chair." "Wobbly" Is right, but Prime Mlu- i»ter Clement Altlee and his supporters have decided lhat the best thing to do Is to "carry on" fi time being. The alternative be the holding of another general election right away, which would put the country under a heavy stiain. Altlee to Accept Mandate So as things now stand, Attlee will accept the mandate and go ahead until fate overtakes him. That will call for the treading of WASHINGTON (NBA)—Yon nev- can tell how American political vents are going to be interpreted broad. For instance, take Secretary r Slate Dean Aclison's now-famous .atement that whatever the out- omc of the Alger ULss case, "I do ot intend to turn my back on him." y many congressmen and others, 'he statement was roundiy criticized 3ut one French newspaper corre.s- ondent in Washington cabled his arls paper that France could con- ider helself lucky in having Dean .chenson lor a friend. He would ever turn his. back on France, nor t her down. Slow Bui Sure Last Dec. 15, Joseph E. Mo^dy, resident of tile Southern Coal Op- rators, -sent a letter to President •uman. Moody wrote lhat there 'as a coal crisis, and asked the cy law. There was no answer to the 'resident to Invoke the Taft-Hart- etter, and the White House let it known that it frowned on loody's making the letter public efore it had been received. News,en told Moody, "If yon ever get n answer to that letter, be sure to et us know." When, seven weeks iter. the President finally invoked he Taft-Hartley taw, Moody called p reporters and said gleefully, "I inally got my answer." I'otato Slate Politics This untold story is typical of the way "potato politics 1 ' is played In Washington: Towards the end of C. Jessup won't return directly to the war, Sen. Owen Brewster of America from the Bangkok, Siam, Maine went to see the then sevre- • conference of American diplomats tary of agriculture, Clinton B. An-' in Southeast Asia. Instead, he is derson. Brewster made a plea for now scheduled 1 to return by way of continued price supports lor the po- Europe, thus completing his Inspec- tato growers of his state. The senator, of course, had a perfect right, if not a duty, to do this for his constituents. But the story goes that Secretary Anderson told the; senator that if the government had to continue lion trip mound the world. Reports . . sometimes painting the throat, if it | straight and narrow path and the does not seem to clear up promptly, i avoidance of highly controversial speeds recovery. | legislation. Comfort is greatly increased by This parliamentary situation fa ft (he use of hot compresses or an ice | particularly unhappy one, cnmlng as tag applied to the neck The use | it docs , vnen thc ^ V( , rnmmt i., r ac , of powdered sulfa preparations may , ed wlth r ar _ rcacbhins dec i s i ons as be of value. The discomfort can often be relieved and the fever brought down by the use of aspirin. Although they should not be taken too freely, the sulfa drugs,and penl- r ds h { . f _ fains, Paramount Is the fierce economic crisis In which England Ls involved. Coupled with this is the ly to be particularly beneficial. Find th« Cause Occasionally a chronic sore throat m y tollow a number ol acute at- from the Bangkok conference' will! tcick - s * Tllis is especially common 'n rashington by someone who drinks alcohol to ex- luu IILUIJ, iiiv, ouiio. ujugn.miu pciu- . . ». . . . ... ,, cililn or its newer relatives are like- fact . tnat . sh . e '=" k «' , r ' 6ure '" th . c .... . .... ' U'psfprn InnnpTcVltn nf IVlo 1.^1,3 \V\T. be brought back to W: Assistant Secretary of State W. Walton Butterworth. He'll Ily. Whatever, if any, new policies for Southeast Asia 1 are formulated will buying surplus potatoes, they w'ould be made and announced in Wash- have to be dumped and destroyed. The ccnator recoiled in horror at the mere thought of any such wasting of precious food. A little Inter on the potato growers came up with the idea that If these iwl-atoes were stacked in the field and allowed to freeze, then ingto natter Butterworths return. Prize for the Winners Economic Co-operation Administration Is trying to develop an incentive plan for Europe. The Idea is to induce Marshall Plan countries to co-operate wurther in liberalizing their intra-European trade recovered with straw, they would keep jtrictions. The new plan hadn't been al! winter. If some of the spuds on approved by the Btidget Bureau or the outside rotted and spoiled, they : Congress, but it is intended to work might bo destroyed. But the theory : something like this: was that the potatoes which kept Out of its-total appropriations, would be given away in the spring. EGA will set aside a certain rc- So it was done that way. The only I serve. At the end of each quarter, difficulty was that nearly all the it will review .Marshall Plan opcra- potiitoes spoiled and had to be tiorts In each country. Those conn- dumped. Whereupon the potato tries that are found to have made state senator made a speech dc- most progress in liberalizing cus- nouncing the Department, of Agri- toms, breaking down import quotas, culture for buying potatoes "and ending dual pricing and freeing the then allowing them to rot In the exchange of foreign currencies will 'ields. get a bonus. It will be in the form Eyes en Southeast Asia of an extra allocation of ECA funds U. S. Ambassador-at-Large Philip i from the reserve. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Corrrsponrirnl town newsreel. sponsored. Gosh, we're even Here are the Photoplay awards for '49: Most poplar stars—Jane Wyman In "Johnny Belinda" and Jimmy Stewart in "The Stratlon Story." Most popular movie: "The Stratlon Story." Careen Miranda is in Minneapolis Tor ?. night club date after collecting .SII.OOO for n week's cneagcmcnl al Cot>;i City. She and Hubby Dave Kcbnstian arc cooing again. . . . An nhioprapiiy of tbe RinglinR Bro- fhrrs circus doctor, I>r. .1. Y. Henderson, is arousing stuilto Interest. . Stanley Kramer and Jane Cjrcrr are talking a film deal. Arthur Blake can't wait until this double bill comes along: "Mother Didn't Tell Jife" "Father Was a Freshman." HOLLYWOOD -(NEA1- Kathyn Grayson, who should know, ays there's no truth to rumors hat she and Johnny Johnston are irenking up. She told me: 'ohnny has gotton all those weird iharacters out of our lives." (For the cast of weird charac- ers refer lo your newpapers of ibout two months ago.) ,1-G-M a^ain ready to :nnclc Us S5.000.000 off-again, on .gam "Quo Vaciis" until "Snmson nd Delilah" hit the jackpot with proof that epics arc still boxofficc. Vadls' 1 Is now schedule: lo roll Mi»y 21 In Italy with Bob Taylor n the male lead. There's an ironic note to Taylor's role. In. hlKfirst scccn test. 17 years ago. for "Roman Scandals," Bob wore n Roman x>ga but his legs were so skinny ic was lauphcd out of the parl. "In f.irl," hr still remembers, T looked so awful they almost aneletl the liolc picture." Now that Maria Toren fturl Howard Duff have properly established themselves as a nipht culb twosome, they'll be teamed romantically again In Panther's Moon:" Better watch your step. Duff. Those Swc dcs arc intense. Sign on a Hollywood station wagon: "NARY A RANSH." RUMORS Judy Canova Is back from her eastern trip, but Ihc phone calls from Fred Simpson, New Englanc manufacturer, have followed her. . . . Betty Smith Is working on a musical version of "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" for George Abbott. * • • Note to readers of this pillar In L.' A., Cleveland. San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Omaha. St. Louis, Milwaukee. Columbus, Washington. Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and Pittsburgh: The Hollywood you've never seen is now on your local television screen weekly. Coy Watson and 1 proudly present "Erkskino Johnson's Hollywood Reel," a movie- ting South) with the king when East correctly refused to play the ace, which would have established two diamond tricks for declarer. The ace and king of clubs were then cashed by declarer, and on the king dummy's seven of diamonds was discarded. The nine of hearts was led and won with the queen in A 10842 VAKQ63 » Q72 + 4 » K63 + AK 1093 Tournament—E-w vut. South W«rt North E»st j * Pass ] V Double 1 * Pass 2 A p aM 3 * Pass 4 A pass Opening—* 8 28 cess, smokes uses his great deal or her voice often who and hard. In the treatment of this type of sore throat;'- : the general health must be looked after. The particular cause which Is keeping the sore throat from get- western leadership of the cold war. This is, found to cause concern in the capitals of all the western democracies. Because of the great delicacy of this situation, informed officials in London say they expect that the Conservatives and the Socialists will make an informal agreement : to keep major questions of foreign ijftl- icy outside their warfare. 'As a rSW- ter of fact, there has bein a large degree of bipartisanship in ihe ting better should be looked aft«r| handling of' Important foreign af_- nnd stopped if possible. For example, those which come from excessive use of the voice may merely require 'a fairly long period of silence. Gargles, sprays and the like may bring temporary relil. Removal of diseased tonisls may be ol great value in certain cases. 75 years Ago In Blytheville — Miss Susan Jane Barnes, daughter of Mrs. G. S. Barnes, became the bride ' of William Crihlield in a ceremony solemnized at Marion last evening at the home of Rev. W. M. Pratt, pastor of the Methodist church, who performed the ring service. Mrs. Joe Watson, who left today for Newport where she Is to reside, was guest of honor at a bridge party given last evening by her sister, Miss Minnie Matthews, Miss Jeanne. Dlllahunty has as her guests for several days Misses Reeves and Freida. Secoy, of Jonesboro. fairs ever since the Socialists took over from the Conservatives in 1545. Parliament Meets March 6 Parliament will reassemble March 6 when King George will deliver the speech from the throne, outlining the government's program. The first major issue, so far as one can foresee, will be the budget which Is due to be introduced in April. This might easily produce a battle, involving as it does a vast expenditure, of which oire-fifth has been going for defense. .Whether Ihe government will dare raise the Question of fui'ther nationalization o! Industry is much In doubt at this wriling. since it is one of the most conlroversial itfins on the Sociolist program. Nationalization of the great iron and steel industry is foremost in this category. Legislation already has been enacted for this but it still has lo be made effective. One would expect the Conservatives to make a major issue of lhat. In any event, political prophets cannot see a protracted life for, J^f ( new government. They expect ^v fresh general election before long. Actress Answer to Previous Puzzta McKENNEY ON BRIDGE n,v William E. McKenncy America's Card Authority Written for NF.A Service Cross-Ruff Needs Expert Timing The olhcr day I found a hand which had been played by Col Richard H. skinner of Alexandria Va.. who was president of Ihe American Contract Bridge League in 1944. There is an old saying that many a man Ls walking the streets of Ixmdon because he failed lo lead trump, skinner proved lhat Is not always true in today's hand. He cross-ruffed the hand and I think he timed it very well. The opening lead of the eight of diamonds was won by Skinner (slt- dummy. The king of hearts was cashed and Skinner discarded his hree of diamonds. Next he led the ice of hearts. East ruffed with the three of spades and Skinner over- ruffed with the five-spot. The three of cluos was led and ruffed in dummy with the deuce ol spades. The three of hearts came back and when East refused to ruff declarer won the trick with the six ot spades. He now gave up a diamond trick, .throwing East in tb lead. East decided to try to stopj some of the cross-ruffing, so he led the king of spades, which declarer won with the ace. Now the nine of clubs was trlump- ed In dummy with the ten of spades. East, still hoping ot make two spade HORIZONTAb 1 Depicted actress, Strickland 6She is'on the VERTICAL 1 Italian river 2 Human beings 3 Animal park 4 Installment paid (ab.) 5 Dimestic slave 6 Was borne 7 Area measure 8 Dibble 9 Accustomed 10 Hideous monster 11 Point 13 Lam prey ilk tricks, refused to over-ruff. The six of hearts was lecl \rorn dummy and now Eas^ was helpless. If ho trumped with the queen, it would establish declarer's jack of spades. If he trumped with the nine-spot, as he did, declarer would ovcr-niff with the Jack, concede the last trick to East, and make five-odd, for top score on the board. 11 Soldievs 12Citius fruit 14 Nested boxes 15 Slight bow 11 Unmixed 18 Cooking utensil 19 Before 20 Unit of . reluctance 21 Symbol for, silver 23 Whirlwind 24 Bargain event 21 Chair 26 Smell 25 Weaponf 29. Formerly 30 French articl« 31 Part of "be-" 32 Silkworm 34 Former Russian ruler 37 Chicago's business district 38 Father 39 Paid notice In newspaper 40 Jump on one foot 42 Bitter vetch 45 Greek letter 48 Bewildered 50 Constellation 51 Source of indigo 52 Looks fixedly 54 Arched portion of human fool SG Frozen rain 57 Game ol pure skill lilt DJAU UIR6 FUG OF ' UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS AIMIO OMl i yrns A a 27 Hodgepodge 28 Harvest 32 Note in Guido's scale 33 Rats 16 Correlative of 35 Invoke either 36 Sun god 22 Obtain 40 Possesses 23 Hawaiian bircUl Hops' kilns 42 Direction. 43 Railroad (ab.) 44 Levantine ketch 46 Cravats 47 High mountain 49 Exist 51 Peer Gynt's mother 53 Eye (Scot.) 55 "Granite Stale;'.' (ab,)

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