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PAGE aLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1.950 \ THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS |' THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. TREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York. Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered us second class matter at the post- efflca at Blythevillc, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 8, 1917. ; Member oi The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevillc or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles $4.00 pei year, J2.00 for six months, $100 (or three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations I was a stranger, and ye look me not In; naked, and jc clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me hot.—Matthew 25:43. * * * The depreciation of Christianity by indifference Is a more Insidious and less curable evil than Infidelity itself.—Whatcly. Barbs Rent control foes #re preparing a Senate fight. We thought it was a house problem. » * » Despite laws, some tilics still have Hie smoke nuisance. Where (here Is too much smoke there should be some firing. * ' - * • .* Shop : early at the February sales, ladles, aiui take your pick. Or, wait too long and take your picked-over! * * * Any limn you want to read about the house that jack built, just take a look at Ihc for sale ads. * . * '* ' Lot, 1 ; of seeds we're reading about now will come up next sprlng-^-but riot to expectations. a better answer is that the President has just grown to like his work; Likewise, his defense of his frequent "red herring" comments on the Hiss case and related spy activities sounds a trifle contrived. He says he never meant to minimize the disclosures themselves but merely the methods by which the House Un-American Activities Commit- 'tee made them public. Mr. Truman could have made that distinction clear on any of the occasions when 'he used the term "red herring." But he didn't. His regular recourse to that phrase looked more like a cover for the Administration's embarrassment, especially over the fact that the House group rather than a government agency made the revelations that broke the caso wide open. But these aren't intended as carping criticisms. Krock's interview shows the President basically honest, courageous, imbued with high faith. Yet still enough like the rest of us to indulge in the common human practice of trying to explain away failures and adding a ruddier glow to some of'his acts than they originally had. Snake Eyes — Views of Others Example of Fallacy Of Brannan Plan An Alibi, NOW and Then, Needed by the Best of Men Not for 13 years has any newsman had an exclusive interview with a president. Bui Arthur Kroek, New York Times' Washington chief who gained an audience with Mr. Roosevelt in 1937, now has managed the same trick with President Truman. Krock's outstanding.impression is of a chief executive serenely confident that despite all; the World's perils man's better nature somehow will prevail and atomic warfare will be avoided. No one can take this confidence away from the President. Nor would anyone want to. It would be real ground for general despair to know that our highest responsible official had given up hope of peace. Americans—indeed, the world —should welcome his optimism. Mr. Truman is perhaps somewhat too charitable toward the Russians, however, when he says their chief trouble is that they still fear us and feel inferior toward us. That excuse seems a poor one for their many brutal excesses. Krock led the President to dwell on such varied subjects as Administration spending, socialism and the American economy, the Hiss case and civil rights issues. Mr. -Truman assured Krock his economic goal is to make America's free system work better, not to replace it with socialism. "There isn't a drop of Marxist or socialist blood in me," he said. Ho insisted also he wants to balance the budget as badly as anyone, and will accept suggestions on how to do it. There's no reason at all to doubt the President's'statement lhat he has no socialist leanings. But his remarks on budget deficits sound frankly political. He blames the 1D-18 Republican tax cut for the entire deficit of the current year, even though it is expected to run well beyond the largest estimates of loss from the tax reduction bill. Responsible Democrats like Senator Douglas of Illinois, who stand firmly tor Mr. Truman's social program, believe substantial economies can be achieved without hurting necessary government services. Yet the President suggests cuts in spending are impossible. His responses to some of Krock's questions indicate that Mr. Truman has either forgotten or is glossing over things that he said months and years ago. For example, he was asked about the "sense of inadequacy" he expressed when lie took office on Mr. Roosevelt's death. At that time Mr. Truman repeatedly and often strikingly declared his unfitness and his distaste for the job. Now he'says he intended simply to indicate he felt unprepared because he wasn't briefed on the urgent problems of that hour and didn't know where to turn for wise counsel. Those who remember his original words are apt to feel The ridiculous situation arising from government attempts to eontrol the price of potatoes has brought a burst of defense of the Brannan Plan. An example is the letter of J. Perrln Willis on this page today. Writes Mr. Willis: If the .Brannan plan had been in cftect, potatoes, declared a.surplus, . . . would have sold for what they would bring. The taxpayer would have paid only the difference between the amount received by the farmer and the support price— but would also, have received the benefit of the low-priced potatoes. Will Mr. Willis take his pencil and figure out Just what the cost of the Brannan Plan would eventually be if this example were set for other farm products—and for producers of farm products in future years? Even Secretary Brannan himself refused to estimate the cost. The subtle fallacy of his plan Is that it seeks to solve, not only the problem of the producer but also that of the consumer, all out of the pocket ot the taxpayer, who is both producer and consumer. There is just one sensible solution for the potato surplus situation, or any other surplus commodity situation. When a surplus accumulates, the brake must be put upon production by the law of supply nnd demand. The Brannan Plan would have us step on the accelerator. \ The appearance of encouraging consumption is fallacious, too. If a consumer pays 'Foe for a bushel of potatoes and then pays tile government 50c to pay (he difference between market and parity prices, then ho has paid $1.25 for his potatoes. In fact, he has paid more, because, In the process, the government has taken another 5c or lOc out of additional taxes to pay for the red tape inevitable in such a cock-eyed scheme. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Turk' Wester ling Recognized As Dynamic Person in Orient The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin I'. Jordan, M. I). Written for NEA Service By DeWill MaeKc'tiiie AP Fortljn Affairs Analyst - Captain Raymond Paul Rocco ("Turk") Westerlfng, Dutch Indonesian revolutionist who is now under British arrest In Singapore. Is one of the Orient's most colorful (and toughest) personalities. He is the chap who on Jan, 23 too much relaxation of others. It often interferes with the proper free How of blood. Shallow breathing comes with Misspent Aid The educational benefits in the United States' OI Bill of Eights represent one or the finest, fairest, and wisest provisions ever made by a nation for, its returning soldiers. It is the more regrettable than that "schools of dubious value shouUi spring up to prey upon the time ol young veterans and the money of the government. The Veterans Administration has done well In recommending to Congress ways in which better standards can be set up for schools in which the VA will pay tuitions and subsistence. This is no reflection on standard educational institutions or on trade schools which conscientiously prepare men for needed vocations. But It should end the encouragement of fly-by-night, substandard Institutions and of a kind of educational malingering. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOK So They Say poor posture. This will cause a reduced supply of oxygen to the tissues which need them. Bad posture tends to cause drowsiness and sluggishness; the mental attitude may Iff be depressed and slow. Pains In the legs, back or feet and undue fatigue me frequently symptoins of poor posture. Standing, sitting and lying are the three important pastures. Good standing posture does not necessarily mean the position of attention required of military men on parade. As a matter of fact, long-continued standing at attention slows the blood circulation and loo much blood gathers in the lower exlre- mites. Many men, if required to stand West Java. Ills 'aim was U> separate West Java from the other 15 states of the Indonesian republic. Having achieved this astonishing feat, Weslerling slipped over Into Singapore, ropertedly to get arms and ammunition for his rebel movement, He was arrested on a charge of entering the colony without a perm|t. Indonesia promptly requested ihe captain's extradition as leader of a revolt, n request which still Is under advisement. It Is said he will face the death penalty If the British surrender him. Turk Ts Only 31 Although only 31 years old. "Turk" Weslerling, through whose veins course both Dutch and rnrkish blcod, Is a dynamic figure. !T^ 's a born military leader anil ex vciws a hypnotic Influence over his followers, many ol whom all but wor- at attention long, especially in hot •*"> him although he has a repu- wcather will faint for this reason.! tall °" of rutlilcssncss. nh,,f™i«u. thi-v -in- not rnsnn.wlhlp A Dutchman who is an exocrl on Obviously they .ire noi, responsime • .,,„<„ ».n. — ,,,„* for this fainting which is due to a Indonesian affairs tells me lhat Westlering's nature and hyponotlc lack of blcod supply in the brain. .... . . , „ the weight may be ? u » llt ;« are reminiscent (In a re- one foot to another Matively minor way) of the Hillerwn PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Europeans Still Are Not Carrying Their Share of the Recovery Load feet directed straight ahead. The abdomen should be held flat but not tense. Chair shape and how one sits In it are important. The trunk and head should be held straight above the seat or tilted a little forward.' Ing the late World War, anci in 1943 while undergoing military training in England he married <a English woman. They have a daughter. The end of the war found him In Indonesia, and Stan Swiiiton, AE* chief of bureau in Batavia at that WASHINGTON — (NEA> — Eco- ' nomic Co-operation Administrator Paul Hoffman has gone before Con- press to ask for next year's Marshall Plan funds. Last year it toot Mr. Hoffman from January in August to get his dough. He nsked for 55,800.000,000. What he got was $4,800,000,000. This year's EGA budget calls for $3,100,000.000. There's no telling what he'll get, but the hatchet men are ready and waiting to cut him down. » No one but a demon auto salesman wonlrl stick at making his sale the way Mr. Hoffman has. Probably no one but a demon an to salesman could get as much for EGA ns he gets, even after the cuts. The one big thing that Mr. Hoffman and the EGA have been working for is litllc understood.' It in really "the preservation of western civilization. That means it Is a struggle against world communism. If communism wins, western civilization will disappear. In its place will be substituted a semi-barbaric Oriental civilization. That Ls why this battle has to be fought in we.ste rn Europ e firs t—not in t he Orient, In the law which Congress passed to set up EGA, two objectives were stated. One was to aid European recovery. The other was to promote European unity. The first of these objectives lias been coming along pretty well. The total output of goods and services in the 18 Marshall Plan countries wns valued at $155,000,000.000 in 1038. In 1917 It was down to $138,000.000,000. Last year it was $164,000,000,000. This Is an 1U4 per cent increa.se in two years, a 6',£ per cent increase over prewar, with all figures calculated at 194R prices. One of the most frequent charges thrown against EGA Is that the Europeans are loafing, living lush off of American aid. This may be the impressional of congressional jimketecrs who have the plush car- pels roUed out for them, or for American night club tourists who hit the hot spots. What the figures .show is that consumption of food, clolhiug, etc., by. private consumers was only Si, 000,000,000 higher in 1U49 th:m the $1 H.OOD.OOO.OQO of 1038. although western Europe's population has increased by more than 10 per cent. In other words, the standard of living is still lower than prewar. Even the U.S. National Industrial Conference Board reports that European industrial countries are work- Ing longer and harder, with 44 to 48- hour work- weeks, as compared to the 40-hour average in the United States. OEEC's new report \s not over- rcncies. but comfortably fitting. Too low and too sott scats tend ,to cause poor sitting posture. CHECK YOUR BED Many beds are softer than they .should be. This causes too much _.,, ,. -.,. ., , , relaxation of some muscles and It Is In the unification of west- tpn5cness of otncrs- some back- ern Europe that recovery has been most disappointing. OEEO--the 18- nation Organization for European Economic Recovery which corresponds to the EGA in Washington -is given credit for having developed a good technical staff of technicians. It will probably be continued as a subsidiary of the Council of Ministers after the Marshall Plan is all washed up. But It is this Council of Ministers which is regarded in Washington as making haste too slowly. Paul Hoffman went to Europe last October in an effort to speed them up. ire made them a Duteh uncle speech on what they had to do to promote European economic unity. It was widely hailed, and accepted in Europe on general principles. T^ut it did not bring satisfactory action. Agreement was made to cut intra- European rp'^ntitative restrictions on trade by 50 per cent. But the report on Europe's system of dual pricing was not acted upon, And nothing was done to set up a better exchange system for European cur- The height of the chair from the ; tlme( gives a grap hic picture of floor ought to correspond to the ] westcrling. Swinton says the "Turk" distance of the legs from the knce[t,j ie Dutch Army's 'tough guy to the heel. This, of course, varies |f rom 194^ until he finally left the with the sue of the individual. The force as result of protests by Dutch back of the chair should be straight | civil officials. Weapon Was Terror Westerling's weapon was terror. In late '46 the Dutch Army sent him to the famous Spice island of Celebes to deal with guerrilla activity. Indonesians claimed the "Turk" and his troops killed 9,000 natives, including women and children. Swinton says foreign reporters, beds. When the bed has too much sag a piece of plywood can b« placed over the box spring and under the mattress. Good posture requires proper exercise. Exercise increases the supply of air to the lungs, Improves the circulation and favors that feeling of well-being and health, for which everyone ought to strive. from too soft mi> ow " uo " ^^ ""*"IBII ^i^"--". h,Tt™ nTh " fter visiting the are,, equated optimistic, but western Europe's dollar gap is closing. There was a deficit of S7.500.000.000 in 1917. Tt fell to 35,000,000,000 in 1948 and to an estimated $4,000,000,000 for 1949. Barring catastrophe, the dollar gap can be cut to between zero and $2.000,- OOO.flOQ by the end of the Marshall Plan in 1952. Council of Mmisiers "Makes Haste Slowly" The appointment of Dr. Dirk Stikker of Holland as political boss or co-ordinator of OEEC with the Council of Ministers was considered a good step. He Is known to be devoted to the objectives of greater European economic unity. But the Europeans arc no\v acting as though they bad 25 yen rs I a achieve this economic unity. What they have is 25 months. 75 Years Ago ; In Blytheville— Dr. and Mrs. M. O. Usrey and daughter, Miss Mary Spain, left today for New Orleans where they will attend Mardi Gras and visit Max Usrey Jr., who Is a student at Ttilane University. The E. B. Gee Sales company, local distributors for Frigldaire products, today received a solid car load of electric refrigerators. This is the first time a car load hxi ever been sent to this city. G. G. Gaudill plans to return Sunday from Atlanta, Ga., where he Is attending a meeting of the Prudential Life Insurance company. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fair have returned from St. I/>uis and Astoria, IH. They were accompanied home by Mr. Farr's mother, Mrs. Ella Farr, who \s here for an extended stay. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. (NEA>—And now vision already." let's peck in on Alley's Alley. I Television's pioneers: Just because Fred Allen doesn't [ AT.LKX: "I'ionecrs never make have a radio show this season. |:,,,y money. Take Daniel Boonc. there's no reason the Johnson Net- ! n c went through all those forests It has become hard to tell now who is Die master—Congress or the Corps of Engineers—lor, though Congress provides the appropriations, the Corixs provides the method of operation and the excuse for spending billions on projects that bring such joy to the home districts o[ the rlvers-and- harbors-bloc congressmen. — Former Gov. Leslie Miller of Wyoming. * « * 1C the commercialized crime and vice that stimulates killings Is eliminated Ircm the suite, bombing and shootings of this kind will automatically stop.—Gov. Earl Warren o! California -on bombing of mobster Mickey Cohen's nome. * * * With active, virile preparation in the world for mutual destruction . . . any assumption that we can escape a third world war \vitliom a radical and immediate change in our present policy Is hardly justified.—Former. Undersecretary of Stale Will Clayton. » • * * When we again become the government we shall devote all our strength and experience to tiy to lay securely the foundations of friendship and harmony between the nations, whatever their political color.—Anthony Eden, deputy Conservative leader, on British general election. t • » We must stop talking war. We nmsi talk peace. If we talk peace, we'll have peace. We'll have peace if we talk it and back the United Nations.—Percy Hodgson, president, Rotary Inlcinational. v;ork can't bring him to you. ANNOUNCER: "The Fred Allen Show! " MUSIC: Fanfare to APPLAUSE. ANNOUNCER: "Fred is packing ! and didn't make a dime. Then Ibc lumber companies came in and cleaned up." His radio version of "It's in the Bag" on the Screen Directors Play- his suitcase in his room nt the | house on NBC: Beverly Wilshire Hotel for Ihe trip! ALLEN: "I broke a chair over back to New York after a month ! the head of a radio M.C. The fact of California sunshine and several i that he was the M.C. of a give- radio guest appearances, including a\vav show is not coincidental. play, lie played hard. I recall a clever ' defensive play I saw Ben make, many years ago. His partner could have defeated the contract immediately, had he made the spectacular opening of the king of diamonds, and when it held continued with a small mond. The third diamond could have been ruifcd and the ace of did. East won the trick with the king and returned the six ol diamonds. Ben won with the ace and returned a small diamond, which his partner ruffed. By this very fine play the contract was defeated one trick. that about 3,600 people liad been killed. Later a Dutch official in Batavii showed foreign reporters a report from a Dutch official asking that Westerliug be removed from the area. This report said the Turk's special troops had captured a guer- ' rilla leader by stripping the man's- wife naked, tying her to a tree an<fi announcing that she would be left,™ there until the .husband -surrendered. When the guerrilla did surrender, the report added, he was shot on the spot. Always Goes Armctl Wcsterling always goes armed ana even sleeps with a pistol on his pil- ow. Personal friends have said that ae is given to savage rages. A Dutch officer told Swinton that in 1947 the Turk for several weeks kept » tried human head in his room. The Dutch authorities say this amazing personality claims to represent a political organization called the "Just and Wise Ruler of United Indonesia". He also claims actual leadership of the "War Militia of the Just and Wise Ruler", which is the armed body connected with the political movement. The reference to the "just and wise ruler" is associated with a mythological Indonesian personality. The Indonesc for centuries have t)C- lieved that someday they will enter into the "empire of the 1.000" years—that Is, a thousand years of happiness. The fact that the insurrectionist group has associated itself by name with this ancient be-.. lief is said by the Dutch to have giv- fe en the movement a strong basic"'* momentum. one with his old pal Jack Benny. JOHNSON: "Tell me. Mr. Allen, why did you come to Hollywood?" i or ;"7\Yl"a sponsor has"to do is hire ALLEN: "1 was SICK for two! a n M. C. and eight ice boxes." Giveaway programs: ALLEN: "They're tough on Hollywood: ALLEN: "Ninety per cent of the lieople are living off 10 per cent of the people." NBC executives: ALLEN: "They're oil shaking so that if there's ever an earthquake Sec HOLLYWOOD on Page 12 months this winter and I worried about owing Jack .Benny a guest appearance. In case I die, I don't want any trouble at the grave with Jack's attorney about owing them a guest shot." JOHNSON: "Thank you, Mr. Allen. Now let me Rcl your opinion on several subjects. For instance, Milton llcrlc." ALLEN: "I'm mad at him. He didn't steal nny of my jokes—he stole one of my people (writer Nat Hikcn). I guess you'd call it 'nr- tistfc kidnaping.' " Milton's television show: ALLEN: "A formula lhat won't last. You hire six vaudeville acts and get a £uy wit.li five fingers like Bei'lc—to point, at, T ein." California sunshine: ALLEN: "The sun is all right if you arc a tropical plant. The sun doesn't fio nny thing for a microphone." OirT-OF-llATI-i? Telcvison: ALLKN: "I look great 011 kine- Kcopc. It straightens me out. Portland ihtnks r should remain on kinescope anil never come home. I look hotter than I do alive." Television viewers: ALLEN: "I know a fellow whu hasn't even got nl set. hut his neighbors have, and he's sick of tele-1 selves at bridge, but when he did McKENNEY ON BRIDGE I!y William E. MrKrnney America's Card Authority Written ofr NKA Service // Always Pays To Analyze Hand One of the most popular presidents of the American Contract Bridge League was the late Benjamin M. Colder of Philadelphia who served in 1946. Colonel Colder was a very successful Philadelphia attorney, member of the state legislature and later congressman. Bon. as hc/>vas known to bridge players and his a.ssociato.s all over the country, never claimed to be an expert player. He got more fun out of watching people enjoy them- *KQ7 VQ107 -» 1054 + AKQ9 Tournament—Both vul. South West North East 1 * IV 1 * Pass 2 <jt Pass 4 * Pass Opening—V 2 I Monkey Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted monkey B II belongs to the genus —< 13 Excuse 14 Declaim 15 Lamprey VERTICAL 1 Exhausts 2 Interstice 3 Animal bide .- 4 Near 5 Reckless driver 6 Beasts of ipadcs would have been the setting rick. However, East made the norma opening of Ihe deuce of hearts, the suit which Ben, sitting West, had bid. The ten was ulaycd !rom dum my and Ben put on the lack, whicl North won with the ace. Declare immediately led the six of club, and won the trick In dummy wit . the queen. The king of clubs was' cashed, declarer discarding the I eight of hearts. The next play by declarer was the king of spades which Ben won with the ace. At this point Ben analyzed the hand very well. Ke. kiii'.w North could not have another heart, otherwise he would have tried to discard it on Ihe ace of clubs. He knew North had tour or five diamonds In his hand. It is true that North might have j Ihe king of diamonds, but Ben figured he had nothing to lose by 'playing a small diamond, which he 16 Pays atlenlion burden 18 Correlative of 7 Shoshoncao neither Indians 19 Negative word 8 Price 20 Not mounted,- 9 Suffix as a gem 10 Pest 21 On (prefix) 11 Ideal state 22 Deciliter (ab.) 12 Pinches 23 It is found 17 Down South America 24 Cloy 27 Large bodies of water 29 Measure of land 30 Average (ab.)i 31 Exists 32 Behold! 33 Part in a si age play 35 Scatlcrs 38 Correlative ot either 39 Exclamation of satisfaction 40 Cravat 42 Badge of merit 47 Individual 48 Weight measure 49 Shade of blue SOChemical suffix 51 Senior 53 Laudcr 55 Birds' homes 56 Remitlers JAM] g&l R AOIl QB ISIR1CKLWID B O HjS 26 Gaelic 27 Sea son ing 28 Bacchanals' cry 33 Decayed 3-1 Song bird 43 Hebrew deity •14 Lowers 45 Palestine ( seaport | 46 thin 47 French river 36 Temper (coll.) 52 Diminulive suffix 54 Hypothetical Structural unl

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