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FAG* BIGHT «LTOIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TOE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W; HAINES, .Publisher . 'HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher . A. A. FREDHICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 'Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- oJJIc* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act o( Congress, October 8, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES: By carrier In the city ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Ls maintained, 20e per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 60'mile zone, $10.00. per year payable In advance. Meditations .Depart, ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out ut the midst of her; be ye' clean, llml bear the vessels of the Lord.—Isaiah 53:11. . * * * For cleanness ot body was ever esteemed to, proceed from a due reverence to God, to society, and to ourselves.—Bacon. Barbs Oculists warn that It's dangerous to rub the eyes. When you see your final Income tax figure, just plrich yourself instead. * » » We're all looking forward to a nice, warm spring —and It'll probably turn out to be a frost * * * .Only one person In 300,000 Is struck by lightning, - : according to statistics. But there's allll that bar of soap on the bathroom floor. , « * » A thief roblicd an Ohio cheese factory of -100 pounds of swiss—raising the old question, Is he man or mouse? .. • ' • * • You won't find a cagier bunch of guys in the country than a championship basktball team. Worthy Cause Neglected; Will Another Suffer, Too? The 1950 Red Cross fund campaign opened yesterday throughout the nation, and in North Mississippi County the goal set*for the volunteer drive work. ers is $15,000. • ; • : And although it was scheduled to end Feb. 28, the American Heart Association fund drive in Mississippi County has been extended for several weeks because of slow response to the campaign for ?3,300. It wonuld be redundant to elaborate on •the worthiness of these drives oth«r than to say that they are. The quota set in the Red Cross campaign includes the amounts sought both in the City of Blytheville and in some 30 outlying communities. The goal could be reached and probably exceeded if every family in North Mississippi County gave just one dollar. Taking the bleak view that half the families could not afford to contribute, it remains that the other half could just as easily donate Estimates of the population of Mississippi County range from 85,000 to 100,000. Yet in the month of February, which was set aside for the Heart Association drive,' less than one-third of the 53,300 quota was obtained. Of this, $920 was 'received from South Mississippi County donors and only §15 was collected in North Mississippi County. It's true that no one has hounded potential contributors and this is as it should be. There should be an instinctive recognition of the importance of this drive. And everyone who has patronized stores in Blytheville recently has seen the heart-shaped plastic containers for these contributions. Potential donors have been told that they may send their contributions to Dr. L. D. Massey of Osceola, county director of the drive, or to Lions, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs and the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Are times so bad that more than 85,000 persons cannot raise §3,300—or less than four cents apiece? We hope not, and we do not think so. And we sincerely hope that the Red t , Cross campaign will not suffer from a similar neglect. Even Your Best Friends Couldn't Tel I You-- No reasonably intelligent person would buy a tiscd car he had never seen. Nor would lie purchase a house he had never set foot in. And it isn't likely that he would bet on a horse about which there was no available information as to breeding and experience. But millions of persons are betting their lives every day that they don't have tuberculosis. They are wagering against the same odds that face the man who buys the unseen car or the unentered house or bets on the unknown horse. And they are just as destined to lose. He who staunchly declares "I am perfectly healthy; I couldn't have TB'' is akin to that average man who claims "I know my cars; no one is ever going to beat me in a trade." But fortunately there is no need to 'whistle in the dark" about your chances of having or not having tuberculosis. There is a way to prove the stale of your lungs. Get a free chest x-ray. Sponsored by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association and the State Health Department, two mobile x-ray units are currenlly touring Blytheville and Osceola. "Von arc under no obligation to get a chest x-ray. It is entirely up to you. If you had tuberculosis, even your best friends wouldn't tell you. They couldn't. But an x-ray picture can. It doesn't cost a cent. It may save your life., THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1950 Get Together, Boys Chrysler's public relations department ought to speak to the motorized union pickets who strung an automobile cordon around two of the company's strikebound plants. News photographs show that five of the first six cars in one picket line were produced by one of Chrysler's chief rivals. Liaison between workers and hucksters seems pretty weak. The latter overlooked a swell chance to show the country the kind of cars they can't produce these days, Views of Others The Break With Bulgaria Breaking of American-Bulgarian diplomatic relations came through American initiative. But the conditions which forced the break were ol Bulgarian making. They seemed deliberately intended to produce such a result. For the United States the question .very likely was not whether to break, but when. Relations between western nations and those in the Soviet orbit are such lhat the maintenance or legations or embassies across "the curium' has become not so much a question as to the usefulness of these agencies In promoting understanding but as to the usefulness as "listening posts." There is evidence that the American Legation In Sofia was no longer very valuable for either purpose. The indlginltics heaped .upon American diplomatic personnel In Bulgaria are the chief staled reasons for the break, -in recalling American Minister, Donald R. Heath, the State Department has also asked the Bulgarian charge d'affaires and his staff to leave the United States. It is doubtful that the Bulgarian regime—or the Soviet power behind that, regime—regrets this development greatly. For- some time It has appeared that Soviet policy aims at isolating all nations In the Russian orbit from western influence. Where the. United States permits this policy to succeed we must assume—or at least hope—that careful calculations of all factors involved have based the American decision. We must hope, too, that measures can be taken to counteract Impressions among Russia's satellites that America nmy be in retreat before Soviet pressure. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Even a Hundred Billion Senator McCIcIlan, who is president of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress, - says there is definite need for $100,000,000.000 of public improvements in the next 15 to 20 years. He believes 550.000,000,000 will be needed for irrigation, iluod control and navigation projects. One hundred billion dollars is an Inconceivably huge amount of money. But, first, the dollar ot today will buy much less construction than it would buy yesterday. Second, the country will grow tremendously in the next 15 or 20 years, not only in population but In demand for goods and services to which facilities like highways, flood control, navigation and irrigation would contribute. And finally, the annual expenditure under a. $100,000.000,000 program would not look too big for the federal government when it was compared with the expenditures the big corporations ol the country have made and are making for capital improvements.—ARKANSAS GAZETTE. So They Say "Science has shown us how to kill our lellow man . . . now it must show us how lo live with him. . . ."—Dr. Everett R. Cllnchy, chairman, National Conference of Christians and Jews. •» * * I'm a very optimistic gent. . . .1 don't share and J won't try to share those predictions about the end of the world.—Former AEO'head David Llhen- thal, on future of the atomic age. *'. * * Farmers nil over the country arc swinging lo the Brannan plan. They want 100 per cent, not 60 per cent. Ann why not? A man would be out ol his mind not to want the highest price he could get—Sen. Elmer Thomas (D) of Oklahoma. Who's Kidding Whom? Uncertainty of Labor Tenure May Be Blessing for Britain By DtWUt MacKenHe C™ plte the Ins'aWllly of Britain's labor government because of the tiny Parliamentary majority it received In the general election, there is no reason to assume that her home affairs or foreign relations are going to pot as a result. Actually, the very uncertainty of tenure may prove to be a blessing m disguise at this precise Juiict This paradoxial situation Is to the fact that England's crlt economic situation, and her vast responsibilities as one of the big three western powers call for a minimum of political confusion There Is nothing Britain needs more at this Juncture than government on a non-contentious basis. There is a fair chance—thoush nn certainty—that this is country The DOCTOR SAYS B.v Edwin P Jordan, M D. Writlcn for NBA Service About one-quarter of the Infants under six months old who contract whooping cough die. In old people too the disease is severe and causes many deaths. Among those who recover there may be serious aftereffect. Although whooping cough In later childhood and In grownups is not so dangerous. It is still an uncomfortable, disagreeable disease, and one which can produce permanent damage to the lungs, heart or other organs. Prevention is desirable. A vaccine seems to be pretty successful in preventing whooping cought In older children or at least in mak- nig the disease milder. Unfortunately, however, the vaccine cannot be used to any great extent In infants nnd, therefore, special care should be taken to protect Infants from exposure to whooping cough. Several groups of research workers have developed a satisfactory immune scrum for the treatment of whooping cough. Thanks to t' p-m good serum Is now available. This Is called "hyperimmune serum"; its value has been shown ... repeatedly by the dramatic effect i general election in the near future which it has had on the death rate, ! One is that a quick election would especially in Infants during the first''"" six months of thei rlives. Some hyperimunne serum has been pre- get for a what the lime. Of course, under the circumstances there Is bound to be another general election before very long. But the current disposition of the ambitious Conservatives under the leadership of Winston Churchill seems to be not to force the issue right now unless the Socialist.! raise a highly controversial issue. This the Socialists aren't expected to do. non't Want New election There are two very good reasons why both government and its opposition aren't anxious for another pared from rabbits. Tn one group of 20 infants who 'ere exposed to whooping cough i the family. 13 were completely >rolccled by being given this rab- PETER EDSON'S Washington News Notebook First Big Test on U.S. International Aviation Policy Since 1945 Is Ahead NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — <NEA)— Oral arguments on rejisgering of U. S. trans-Atlantic air routes have been heard by the Civil Aeronautics Board, and later the CAB will make its recommendations to the White House. It will then be up to the President to issue an order on what should be done. There will be no appeal from this order. For the Supreme Court decided two years ago ln:the Chicago and Southern Airlines-Waterman steamship cnsc that 'presidential orders through CAB are final. This will be the first big test on TJ.S. International aviation policy adopted in 1345. This policy has been to foster competition between a number of U. S. commercial airlines, as opi>osed to having one American - flag chosen _ instrument," monopolistic carrier. ommcndcd it after months of hear- Ings and millions of words. Assistant Attorney-General Herbert A. Bergson has intervened with . an exception to the examiner's report. Originally the Anti-Trust Division filed exceptions to the report, , but Bergson later withdrew 40 of them, for reasons unexplained. Argument Is Five Years Old The beginnings of this argument go back to July, 1045, when CAB certified three U. S. airlines for trans-Atlantic routes. Roughly, all three main routes went first from New York to Shannon, Ireland. AOA was then routed to London, Amsterdam, Scandinavia, Berlin, Warsaw and Moscow. If and when these last terminals were open. Pan-Am was routed to 1/ondon, Brussels, Vienna, the Balkans, Istanbul, Damascus and east. TWA ot Paris, Rome. Athens, Cairo, The specific case which brings \ Tel Aviv and east. Alternate routes reconsideration of this policy to n head at this time is Pan-American World Airway's petition for CAB pproval to purchase American Overseas Airlines' New York-to- Suropc routes for $17,450,00 cash. f CAB and the President ap- >rove this merger, it will still leave n business one other trans- \tlantic carrier, Trans-World Airine. The real question therefore ave AOA Iceland. Pan-Am Lisbon and Marseilles, TWA Madrid and North Africa. All routes were certified for seven years. So the whole question would naturally come up in 1952. The Pan-Am offer to bny AOA advances by two years a possible rerouting o'f the carriers. In the light of experience and the way postwar business has developed. joils down to whether two's competition, or three's loo crowded. TWA Is bucking Pan-Am's appll- elusive plus the Scandonavian and intion to buy AOA. American Ex-' Unv Countries' business. Pan-Am Pan-Am claims that in buying AOA what it will get is London ex- port Lines, which owns 20 per cent of AOA's stock, Is opposed. CAB nlblic counsel Brian O. Sparks las opposed the merger. CAB examiner Thomas L. Wrenn has rec- also claims that its north Europe route faces more competition from British, Dutch, Scandinavian and Belgian airlines than TWA faces from Air France. American Overseas wants to sell jecause it claims Its present route is uneconomic. It has had to com- Jcte with pan-Am for London business. Traffic from behind the curtain hasn't developed at all. AOA got off to a good start at the end of the war. The Berlin airlift helped a lot. But for the five years. AOA figures it will make less than one per cent profit, even with mail pay and subsidies. So it. wants out. TWA Claims Goal Is Monopoly' TWA on the other hand claims that the Pan-Am-AOA merger Is but the first step toward Pan-Am President Juan Trippe's ullimate goal—a complete monopoly of all U. S. International air transport As a matter of fact, Trippe tried lo buy TWA several years ago when it was having financial difficulties, and got turned down. Senator Pat McCnrran of Nevada, author of chosen-instrument legislation which failed to pass Congress is quoted: "The merger of Pan-American Airways with American Overseas Airways is a very long step toward a single company." TWA claims it will be placed at a competitive disadvantage of Pan- Am and AOA are allowed to merge If the merger is approved, TWA thinks it should have the right t fly into London and get a share of the British business in competition with Pan-Am. The good old American taxpayer also has a big stake In this commercial, aviation dogfight. Maintaining these three airlines has cost the U. S. government $80,000,000 in subsidies since 1945. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—BEHIND i'HE SCREEN: Knthryn Cfrayson anct Mario Lanza, are co-starring in 'Toast ol New Orleans" at M-G-M. One scene required Kathryn to slap Mario and the director suggested: "Go ahead, Kathryn, let him. have a good one—make it realistic." Kathryn let fly but says she got a surprise: "He didn't fall down- just spun around." I remember the time a director gave Esther Williams the saint? directions for a slapping scene with Bill Powell in "The Hoodlum Saint." Esther chipped one of Bill's teeth! Warner Brothers was tn such haste to cnsl its new English star, Richard Todrt, in another movie following liis hll in "The Hasly Heart," Ihul tlicy shoved liitn Into Lcnorc Coffee's screen ptay, "Lightning Strikes Twice-" Tndd plays a rancher in New Mexico, strums a guitar, rides western style nnd displays expert new nt judging cattle. An added line of dialog from Ruth Roman puts everything straight. The first, time they meet she say.-;: "You're English, aren't you?" Tortd nods his head and explains he was born in England. How Time Flicd It's wonderful to see former kid .star Bon Ha Granvttlc and her beautiful 10-month-old daughter together. The youngster Is a de-idringer for her pop, Producer Jack \Vrath- er. "She's just like her mother—she's a ham," Bonita chuckles. Bonlta was having daughter run through the gamut of baby emotions for my TV "Hollywood Reel." Suddenly Uotilta stopped and crocked: "Wouldn't il he tcrrihln U 1 turn out (o ho one nf those awful stage mothers." As a young man with writing aspirations, M-G-M Producer Leon Gordon met Rudyard Kipling nljoard a trans-Atlantic steamer, They discussed writing nnd Kipling advised young Gordon: "Don't write about. Africa or India or the British colonies." "Why?" asked the puzzled Gordon. "Because," said Kipling, "everybody who goes there for five minutes docs." Years later Gordon disregarded Kipling's advice. Without even spending five minutes in a British colony, he wrote the fabulously successful "White Cargo," about an English consul and a native doll. Now the paths of Kipling and Gordon have crossed again. Gordon, celebrating Ins 20th year al M-G-M, is producing the Kip- lins; novel, "Kim," starring Krrol Flynn. Flynn jnsl returned to Hollywood from India, where 2n per cnil of Ihc picture ivas fit rued in tnr.' actual locales. Interiors now wilt be 1 shot at Hie studio and Ihcn Flynn \ ROCS lo the Normandy Village inn 1 al Palm Springs ("or a vacation. Por almost a year, as M-G-M's Kipling and India expert, Gordon's office overflowed with props and McKENNEY ON BRIDGE ISy William E. McKcnncj- America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service Daring Kids Often Manufacture Thrills Another popular executive ol the American Contract Bridge League be very disquieting for'the try, and the other is that the actual monetary cost of elections Is a great drain on party resources. The burden of avoiding highly controversial measures naturally falls mainly on the shoulders of Prime Minister Attlee nnd his cab- it antiwhooping cough serum. Five I J" cl - ° n 'nniciious business, and ases were mild and only two were s severe as \vould be normally ex- ected. A hyperimnvune serum has een obtained from human beings. :hls type of serum has the ad- antage of being not so likely to iroduce a reaction or to make the erson who gets it unduly, sensitive. Antibiotics Used Still more recently encouraging reatmcnt results have been re- orted from the use of one of the ew antibiotics — chloramphenlcol r chloromycetin. If this holds up i new weapon for Infants and •Id people will be available. The disease often produces n ong period of confinement and discomfort. Isolation.and missing of chool so that exposure should be avoided just as much as possible. Besides there Is always the risk In matters of high Importance for the good o( tile country, he ma^. expect cooperation from 'ChiircWB and the Conservative rank and JileT At this juncture one can see four Issues which might precipitate a dog fight and another general election, unless Attlee treads most circumspectly. The first one Is the king's speech from the throne, ivhtch will be delivered March 8. This Is a forecast of the government's program. Should this be too Socialistic in tone it would be : to draw heavy fire from the Conservatives when it comes up for a vote of approval In Parliament. Then there Is the touchy question of frozen wages and dividends. The trade unions are very restive and so, of course, are the folks who are waiting for their dividends. hat some will suffer permanent j . A thl ! : . d anrt h 'Shly controver- rtamage In spite of treatment. In Whooping cough Is not a disease o just laugh off with the feeling .hat all children will get it sooner later. was led and when West played low, dummy's seven was played. East won the trick with ,the Jack.,East, matter is nationalization completion of tha of the country's not having a heart, returned a small m ons. club which declarer' won with the | t 0 to ace. The ace of diamonds was great steel Industry. Parliament already has authorized nationalization, but an attempt by the government to Implement this drastic move would produce a big fight. Budget May Draw Fire And, thirdly, in April the national budget will be introduced In Coni- now ting by West warned Jack ol a :ton,so at this point, after the ace of diamonds held the trick, he cashed the ace of spades. He then fed the six of spades and won the trick In dummy, which picked up the outstanding trumps. The eight of diamonds was played and when East refused to cover Jack let it ride. He took another diamond finesse which established the diamond suit. In this way the only loss on the hand was a spade, heart and a club, making four-odd. of the position. the best this Is bnnm!. ull of fireworks becariP country's critical financial 75 Years Ago In B/ythev/He— W. J. Wundcrlich, Max B. Reid, J. Mel Brooks and W. L. Korner have returned from LUtle Rock where they attended meetings in the interest of the anti-sales tax movement. Scott Harris, who Is now living In Leland, Miss., is returning there today after several days visit here. Mrs. L. C. Potts of Lawrcnceburg, Tenn., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Close observers expect Prime Minister Attlee to produce an innocuous king's speech. They also look for him to try to keep the boat on a level keel in other important matters at least until that troublesome matter of steel nationalization comes up, which is expected to be sometime before October. Attlee's reconstructed cabinet shows no important changes. He still has with him such stalwart key men as Sir Stafford Cripps, chancellor of the exchequer, and Ernest Bevin, foreign minister. Unfortunately, Bevin has been laboring under poor health, but he Is fighter and will keep going so long as he is able. The position as the cabinet goes into action seems aptly summed up by the Manchost- (England) newspaper. Guardian, a Liberal L. M. Burnette, and family. Mrs. W. C. Leggett and daughter, Miss Marie, and son, Charles have returned from a visit In Oxford, Miss. They were accompanied home by Mrs. Leggett's brother, Mac Parks, of Oxford. Vehicle costumes for the H looked like n bazaar. In fact, thero's a story (old at M-G-M about an who tried to get past. Gor- bcin? agent don'.s .secretary. He bad no luck at all until finally, as he tells it: "I went to tlifi wardrobe department, borrowed a turban, went back to Gordon's office and was admitted instantly." Elivir of Life Some of Hollywood's lop glamour stars arc "flO and 90 years old." Well, anyway, tliat's the claim of an English vitamin tonic. Advertisements (or the Ionic rend. "You cnn be younK In 24 hours. Sec HOLLYWOOD I'agc 9 Mr. McKcnuey * K 107 ¥ 752 # 863 + 975-1 Mr. Barrj * A962 V AS « A Q 10 9 4 * A8 Lesson hand—E-W vul. South West North East 1 » ** Pass Pass < * , Pass Pass Pass Opening—» K 2 who served as vice president in 1041 and 1818 Is Jolin A. Barry of Pittsburgh, Pa. He Is a former cap- HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted vehicle 8 Antic 13 Encouraged U Mountain crest 15 Disencumber 16 Car 18 Put on 19 Elder son ot Isaac (Bib.) 21 Male sheep 22 Rave 23 Rupees (ab.) 2<1 Indian mulberry 25 Artifice 4 Symbol for yltrium 5 Courts (ab.) 6 Sidelong look 7 Icelandic myths 8 Is able 9 Measure pt area 10 It is propelled by-,— 11 Short Jacket 12 Lease 17 Part of "be" '20 Employ 22 Beam 25 Girl's name 26 Distinct part 29 Erect 35 Trying experience 36 Dance step 31 Eternity 33 It has two — 41 Sweet secretion 27 Belgian river 28 Royal Italian 42 Wild ox of 30 Preposilion 31 Symbol for selenium 32 Yes (Sp.) 33 Symbol for tantalum 34 On top ot 37 Pitcher 39 Egyptian sun god 40 Exclamation 41 Youths 43 Bustle family name Celebes 43 Any 44 Filth 45 Sheaf 47 On the sheltered side 48 Go by 50 Onager i 51 Era I 54 Of Ihe thing 56 While tain In the Corps of Engineers. To-' -16 Kind of tide day he owns Rnrt operates one ofl ''???, mp ,' ss ,P°, inl Pitsburgh's famous old rcstaiiranls, Dutch Henry's. I recall playing today's hand wllh Barry in one of the Pittsburgh in- tcrclub matches and I think you j will admit thai ne got himself tntoj sou\e contract. Barry likes to bU and he did not like the Idea of West trying to shut him out of the bidding. The opening lead of the king of hearts was won by Jack, ..itting South, with the ace. A small spade 50 Life (Latin) 52 Mole in Guide's scale 53 Bellows 55 Entertains ' sumptuously 57 Crows pallid 58 Locks of hair VERTICAL 1 Unclothed 2 Wading bird 3 Conifer trees

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