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rAGE FOUR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1950 THE BLYTHEV1L.U3 COURIER NEWS TIIE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRK'.KSON, Associate Editor PAUL D, HUMAN, Advertising"Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Winner Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. Entered ns second class matter at the post- office at Blylheville. Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9. 1917. Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is main- mined, 20e per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles £1.00 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 have inailf the earth, the man and Hie beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and'by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.—Jeremiah 27:5. > * * Open ye heavens, your living doors; let in The great Creator from His work return'd Magnificent, Ills six days' work, a world! —Milton. Barbs What this country needs Is more optimism— and the best brand we know of Is real Americanism. * * * I'olicc arc looking for a man who robbed a Michigan store of S900 worth of lingerie. Despite the fac that lie gave them the slip. * * * Two things take the pleasure out of pleasure driving-the motorist tearing down the street and the contractor tearing it up. * * * Happiness seems to come first to those who arc too busy .working to look for it. Old timers can't figure but the record lack of,. snow In some sections of the country. We don't get the drift, either. Not Much to Cheer About in British Election Outcome Neither Britain nor its friends in the free world should be happy over the outcome of the British elections. Labor's , narrow victory spells unstable government in a corner of the earth where stab' ility has been the rule and is vitally needed now. It is conceded on all sides that the result makes another election a certainty within three to nine months. Labor holds only about a 20-scat edge over the Conservatives. And its margin over the combined opposition is half that figure.. In this unhappy situation Prime Minister Attlee and his Labor cabinet have decided to carry on. Short of calling for another election immediately, they have no other choice. Coalition with the Conservatives is politically impossible. The Conservatives naturally will seek every opportunity to unseat the Labor government by gaining a vote of ''no confidence" in it on some crucial issue in the House of Commons. Labor thus will be confined largely to short run plans, for it can't be sure it will be on hand to execute and long- range proposals. It is likely to pursue a cautious course, to avoid touchy problems where it may be short of the full strength it needs in Commons to retain power. Almost certainly this means a curb on further socializing of British industry. And Labor likely will go slow on introducing any more "austerity" into the daily lives of Britains plainly weary of controls and shortages. No matter what policy it follows, Labor will have to hoard Us. voting strength to be ready at all times for surprise assaults from the opposition. Even with every precaution its improbable Labor will squeak through for long. But it has been done. In 18<1T tho winning party held a one-seat edge and managed to cling to power for the Cull five years allowed before another election becomes mandatory. In 1852 the winner was little better off, with a 13- scat margin, but again lasted the full distance. ^ Yet the issues of 1850 look small beside today's. For example, Britain should suou decide on economic measures for 10o2, when Marshall Plan aid is due to end. And the country's role in Western European defense must be worked out anew. What can a shaky Labor government ro about such matters? Labor actually gained a minority of the popular vole in this election. But it lost less than 2 per cent of the share it had in 19-15, when it won a 200-seat edge in Commons. Its total vote was more than 1,000,000 higher than five ywirs ano—the British population is up. The Conservatives, on the other hand, picked up an additional S'/2 per cent of the popular vote. They took some from Labor, but probably more from the leaser parties which this time wore smothered. The Conservatives bcnefitted nlso from a remodeling of election districts that bunched their strength better. The Communists were crushed. A sad casualty was the once-great Liberal Party. Striving for a comeback, it failed to match the scats it held in the last Parliament. The conscmis is that the Liberals are through. The 2,700,000 who voted Liberal this time probably hold the key to the next election. Most of this number are likely to switch in a future balloting, for they will know that a Liberal vote will be wanted and, more important, that they can help to break the present deadlock between Labor and the Conservatives. Moth leading parties are sure to bend every effort toward luring these voters into their camp. For the sake of Britain and its democratic friends outside, it will be well for this big block of citizens to swing decisively one way or the other. Another result as close at this one would be almost disastrous. Views of Others On a "Fool's Paradise Highway.' The spending machine in Washington Is cutting down the orchard to pick the fruit. Senator McClcllan Is one of the few in Congress who sees this and speaks out the blunt truth. Referring to the present huge buudget and the new spending plans urged by the Fair Dealers, the Senator declared: "It Is embarking on a Pool's Paradise Highway to bankruptcy and destruction." Docs anyone think It Is chiefly the rich who will pay? Well, let's see. Since 1928, the total Income going to tiie group which gets over $25,000 a year each after taxes fell from well over seven billion to less than five billions. This happened while national income has gone up 200 per cent. The present not Income of that upper-bracket group would finance Washington's spending binge less than 50 days. So the greater part of the bill must come out of small and medium earnings. The price of everything you buy Is knit full of taxes. And much of this spending is sheer waste. It creates no values. At the same time, things of vital worth like river control and development are being neglected, as Senator McClellan implied earlier. Saviors of the people? Stop and think. The Fair Dealers are cutting down your economic orchard and peddling tho fruit for votes. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Margarine's Case Wisely the s Sonate-Housc conference committee left out of th'Oinal version of the bill on repeal of the margaririeHax a Senate provision that would have required retailers to sell margarine in cartons of triangular shape. This would have required expensive new machinery that some companies might not have been able to acquire for years. The requirement that packages be plainly lettered as oleomargarine should be protection enough against misrepresentation. Safeguards against substitution In restaurants can better be lett to state or local action. As soon as tills repeal bill becomes a law. the margarine forces can carry to the State Legislatures their fight against remaining unfair taxes and other discriminations. Nearly half tho states still have such laws, although several have repealed or modified them in the last two years. Some of the state taxes arc as heavy as the federal one now being repealed. A few states still ban colored margarine entirely. The more extensive use of margarine which came with the recent war, plus repeal ol the federal tax, should make It easier to repeal state taxes and state bans against colored margarine. Tills food, which once was called the poor mans spread, is now widely used by families In all economic brackets. With the vitamins now added, 1C is ns nutritious as butter; and some prefer it over butter, regardless of price. It should not be handicapped with state tnxcs any more than with federal levies. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say The Bully--- The only way out of this Impasse (atomic armament race) ... is a supra-national Judicial and executive body (and) a declaration ol the nations to collaborate loyally in the realization of such a restricted world government.—Dr. Albert Einstein. * • * We can win the war against communism If we could engender the same spirit ot liberty that swept France and the United Stales alter their revolutions.—Sen. Robert A. Taft (R) of Ohio. * • « The administration Is not run by Democrats for it It was It would be run much better than it is now.—Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R) ot Wisconsin. * » • The thing that Is standing out against these (ntomlc control) proposals is Russian refusal to allow supervision.—Winston Churchill. * * • » . I've never known a lime when there wasn't trouble, and I don't think the present time Is any worse than those of the— Samuel S. PcLs, PhiladelpMa Industrialist, on reaching age ol 60, News Nbtebook Japanese Delegation on i our of U. S. Gets Close Look at American Meiiwds $frf\ WASHINGTON — <NBA) — j and the sale of Japanese exports In Washington is being mado very the United states/Exchanee of full Japanese-conscious just now. And diplomatic staffs Is still a Ion* way vice versa. A delegation of 25 edu- ] off. That won't come till after there cators and M members, and staff of ] Is a peace treaty, and an end of the Japanese Diet (Congress) have military government been in the capital for a two-week! It would be hard to'tell what ef- windup to a six-week American i feet, if any, this indoctrination in tour. The State Department has: cJcmcrracy will have for the lone four Japanese foreign office career j run. A few of the Japanese visitors men here. Earlier In the year live j have been In the United States b»- Jnpanesc labor leaders were In | fore, and know American ways But Washington for a week, during their; the language barrier is a bl» one two-month visit in the United for the others. " States. Goings and comings of the^e fust postwar Japanese missions are being cabled at length to Japan, and it's big news there. What they are thinking privately, of course, nobody knows. Their public remarks have all been pretty - of the. "So glad to be here. All these hand-picked delegations | General MacArthur very fine man are here at Gen. Douglas Ma- thank you!" variety that they re-' Arlhllr s suggestion and arrange- j veal nothing nT 1 ! 1 ™?" 2 1°1' T,' 11 '"^ Bovernm-m j Thc . slve ^tl or officials, on their o Japan is footing the bills. The , visit to Washington, were a pretty purpose is to have officials of tho uncommunicative lot Thev have l'," V ' B! * ncse f v « nm ™t observe .spent two weeks in 'the South, a the workings of American democ- - • • racy at first hand. H^" 1 ^ ^.ir sis: ^! IwEEss ^?r c^^elnS.'^'^ !?" ^"on,. and .worWn, condl- his Economic Co-operation Administration has brought so many technical missions to the United "states to observe American methods and' t ;nnt „,„ fm]r Jr , pTm cVe"rorci^, ot- lien carry back home what th,v • fire officials nretty m«'ch " nd'r learned. Americans^ can ,0 j wraps, thnuRh they arc free to rnoVl . In addition to , vnck each in New York, Detroit. Chicr"?o. They are gradually work- in American factories. First ,Iapan"=c. lo Visit United Nations The U.S. State Department has McMahon Proposal for Peace Is Given Varied Receptions The DOCTOR SAYS There are many spuerslltlons aboot childbirth and whether a boy or a girl. Many of these superstitions go directly back to the earliest human history. Thc first question today Is typical. Q—I am told that If conception takes place In the morning Ihe child will be a boy and If In the evening, It will be a girl. Is there anything to this? M. H. By DeWItt MacKenrie AI' Foreign Affairs Analyst The proposal by Senator McMa.' lion (D-Conu) that the United Nations hold peace talks in Moscow, in an attempt to establish global controls over atomic, weapons, is being received with mixed emotions. Many observers are viewing the idea somewhat after the approach of the stage magician who s his slelght-of-Rand • with the mark: "This is a good trick If I do It— and it's a good trick if I don't." , That Is to say, the consensus Is A—We know enniiKh about the that every possible effort should be determination of sex to be sure made to achieve peace and atomic that this is not true. Sex is deter- \ control. However, there is a wide- mined at the time when the cgp Is fertilized but this has no relationship to (he time of day, Q -What is It that causes a per- sprcad feeling that hopra of an U.N. meeting in .M;cow are nil. Apropos of this, President Truman yesterday told his news con- son to talk in his sleep? M. A. L. j ference In Washington that he Is A—It is probably what srofs under i for any plan to utilize life United Ihe namp of an active subconscious- Nations In preserving the peace. He nihul. Some people talk In Ihcir j said he will cooperale In any move sleep much more than others and, to maintain the peace, but that he those who do talk clo not talk an never will go lo Moscow as long as equal amounl each night. Worries, he is President. He didn't comment nicnla (activity, fatigue, and oilier directly on the* McMahon proposal. things which happen during the day I Boycott Is Barrier nrolniMy Influence talking at nrht. j The fir'l barrier to carrying out lime jisvchiatrisls feel Hull talking; the McMahon idea at this time is n the sleep Is very significant. I that Russia since Jan. lo has been Q—Every once in a while my vi- i boycotting thirteen organs of the slon is blurred. Sometimes I see United Nations-over the red hot bright zl-zaruing streaks which are Chinese question. China still Is rep- like the shadow of a windmill wiieel | resented In the U.N. by the Nation- lunrinsr. R. c. K. allst delegation despite Ihc sweep- Obviously something si-rious Is | ing victories of the Chinese Commu- Vou should have your eyes j ni-ts. Moscow demands that the Nationalists be evicted from the U.N,, and the Chinese Communists be given their place. So long as this situation continues there is no chance of a Moscow meeting. The Chinese issue must bs w-fully examined. Q— This year much of our food had to be canned before it ripened completely. Does cooking destroy th greenness of the food? C.E.F. A—I am not quite sure just what you mean by greenness. TUr, cook- j settled first Bud it is will not rinen the food but It will destroy some of the vitamins present. Q—Please tell us the difference a special assembly meeting rie held in New York this spring to deal with the matter. Once the Chinese issue Is settled, and Russia has abandoned her between polio and Infantile uaraly- st "- H.O.B. boycotl of the U.N., the question of A—I thought that everyone kncwj a meeting in Moscow could be tak- thaf polio (or poliomyelitis) ami in-; en up. But here again you fanfilc paralysl.s were merely dif- up against a'stone wall. come fcreiH names for the same Ihing. Q—I have a bad case of bath iich and for the past several years I al- InspectiDH Is liloc The majority plan for atcmiic con- by unlimited Inspection of. mc*t go crazy with It In the winter.! atomic plants in all countries „„ Lotions and creams have not hel]>cd j been approved by 49 of the 5D mera- m( v , G.N. ber.s of the U.N. Onlv the Soviet bloc A—Most cases of bath llch arc afinarcntly due to rapid (Iryin-; of I h?s voted against It. have " American methods till Hie cow; same impact as having foreigner; corne here to see for themselves. First Lessons In Sclf-Government The Japanese Inspection tours an In. that pattern. They nrc prel'-rk-s to greater Japanese felt-government. The next step, already bsln? planned, is to have Japan send con- working In the State D»r» t'rev have visited United Nations headquarters In New York, to get the first Japanese glimpse of how it works. All four of the foreign office visitors are expected to be bi« men m the future conduct of Japan's international relations Kat.sumi Ohno, senior officer of the mission. ..„, .,.,„„, „„,,„ ul sular agents here to promote trade served a tour in the Japanes bafsy in Washington prior to 1930. The . Japanese Diet delegation represents only four of Japan's 30 political parties. Takeshi Yamazaki. 63. chairman of the delegation, is now secretary general of the Liberal Democratic party. In Japan. !i Liberal Democrat Is considered the eiijivalent of a Republican 1i the United Slates. The 25 educators Include Taklz . Matsumoto of Hiroshima, a Harvard graduate and a professor at Meij University, in addition to being ; member of the Diet, and a forme parliamentary vice minister of lor eign affairs. Professor Matsumoti also headed the team of six Jan anese swimmers who broke nln records and took home 36 mednl from the los Angeles swimming meet last year. They are all trying so hard ... please—to show no enmity or resentment. They arc i-ntier apparent instructions to create no Incidents, make no remarks that would be considered out of turn. They all obviously want to be what (hey think General MacArthur and the American government want them lo be. They Interpret this as a requirement that they be good democrat!!. What Japan's real post-nence ambitions are, it would be difficult to judge from these delegates, say their American guides. But there is no doubt that such alms have been definite formulated. That the Japanese wnnt a peace treaty ns soon as possible Is obvious. They probably want lo establish trade with China again, whether tt is Comnivnlst or not. But In the event of war, ,as one of the delegates expressed it "We want to slay out of war. W- have had enough war. But, we are a. democratic nation and we will be with the democratic nations." ,.-..- •--- - -• - i "uoom agrees to inspection, but the skin after a balh, which occurs | only In alomie plants and factories In winfcrtimc due lo the drying cf- i reported by a nalion to the inler- fccls of central healing. There Isjnation,,! .authority. The western not much lo he done for It olhcr nations say this would be useless tiian to decrease tlic frequency of I because secret operations could take bathine. during the winter months. p i ace . T |,e Soviet replies that uri- Q-Is too much salty food harm- limited inspection would amount to ful to a person's health? DO?.= it - espionage for the western powers, came a per.spn to get fleshy? P.O. In connection with the proposal A—Too much salt can bp Imrm- - - - IN HOLLYWOOD ISy Erskine .Trthii.snn .MCA Staff <'orrrstvmc!r:il HOLLYWOOD (NBA)—Film In- : dustry leaders have sche<uilcd a sec- , ret war council meeting tor rnid- March to discuss the grovvim: television threat. The mr-ctin-j was called following a private paramount survey ot New York City which revealed that TV ;ct ownership cuts family theater attendance by 20 to 30 per cent. An carllf r survey, taken In Washington, showed video families' attendance was c!o-,vn as much as 74 per cent. Hollywood. at lost, has been startled out of Its complacent attitude toward the new medium. Deanna Durbin and her 4-year- old Jessica xvill make the trip to ESirope this spring minus secretary and nur.=e. . , . Spencer Tracy i.s raving about Katharine Hephurn's fortitude In playing Shakespr-nrc. He says: "What other movie acluvw would have the nerve to do it?" Gu.ssie Moran will be technical advi.ser on Filmakers 1 "Mother of a Champion." story of :m International tennis champ and her conflict wilh her molher. . . . Kume Cronyn, billed only as a director of the Broadway-bounrt "Now I Me Down to Sleep," also f.s on remembers his first movie. "Ringside." It co;t only $54.OM and he See Hollywood on Ca^c S and returned another diamond De- cUrer played the are and Mr. Miles had to make a discard. He knew the declarer was try: | lam calcines and, therefore; will not general assembly to meet InJfcs- cansc a person lo gain weight from I cow in 1953. However, nobodv^Jot the deposit of fal. H may lead lo hml Mr i ou sly he holding in Ihc body of some There are many wno BDlleve tnat fluids which should be eliminated it . wouW be a good thing for all con- ami Ihis can produce su-rlllng par- ce rried if i n d ue CO u r£e there could Ucularly of Hie feel. . be a meeting of the U.N. assembly Q-\Vhat are the symptoms of i n Moscow, and In other major cap- drncsy and what causes it? L.B. j jtnls f or that matter. However, the A—Dropsy is accumulaiion of j sta-iing o f 5U ch a meeting would be iluicl in Hie lissucs. H is mosl com- a titantic job, Involving the trans- moii in (he feet and tower legs. The, fer from Lnke g ucces s of an army mosl common cause is a weakness of personnel and momUnlnous of tlie heart Imt if c.-iri also come, equipment. The cost also would b from k'dncy trouble and sometimes j hug! , though peace at any monetar from oilier conditions. i „..,„„ ...-„,:, ,„ .,,„,.., I price would be. cheap. Q—Is there such a Ihing as ; live-worm pill lhal women take for los'ii? weight? J,M. A—Tins question keeps cropping up time after time. Even if It,were a 1 reasonably successful way of los- The first play "Let Us Be Gay" iiisr weight lo »cl a live lancivormj to be pre:ent<?d by the Little Thea- cslablishcd in Ihc inlcslincs, ill tre group will be given within three would not be safe and one would' weeks, Mrs. Anne Stevens Potter, IS Years Ago In Blytheville — have to lake medicines to get rid of it. Note on Questions Dr. Jordan is unable to answer directly individual questions from readers. However, once a week, in thus "Q and A" column he will answer the most interesting and the and Jimmic Lee Bro-ks -The most frequently asked questions re- J. J. Thompson is director oli ceivcd during the week. [ production. president, announced today Miss Hazel Sample and E L. Tallaferro, of Osceola have the leading roles, with other in the cast: Mrs. R. F. Kirschner, James Terry, Chester Babcock, Miss Julia Craig, of Osceola, Mrs. Potter. O. P. Mo ; s, Mrs. L. Horner, Joe Dulaney Feathered Friend Answer to Previous Puzzle McKENNEY ON By William K. McKrnncy America's Card iMthorlly Written for NEA Service Look for Ways To Set Contract The president of (he American Contract Bridge League this year Mr. R. L. Miles, Jr., of Virginia' Bench. Va.. Is nn executive of a bn:c oyster business. In today's hand Mr. Miles (East) h-irt to execute a nice defensive pby to defeat the contract. In re- isponsc to his partner's diamond ovcrcall Mr. Miles led the eight of diamonds. Declarer won the trick with li'c Jack. Drclnrrr could count only ol»ht tricks, nninrly three dia- mnmTs, four hearts and the ace of clubs. A 10 4 3 V K8 + 754 *A J43 2 Tournamenl—E-W vul South Wcsl North Easl Pass Pass 1 v Pass 2* 2« 2N.T Pa,! 3N.T. Pass Pass " Doub l, Opening—4 8 d I will say tlilj for the declarer— Ilfl S' he piekcd out the only line ci( play tliiclng with Nancy Slcrn and lliJ'romraVl'Tlo V^"" '" ™ kC that neither of his c four spades, or March $50.000 In legal fees to win that magazine retraction to it.s charge that he nnd his wife arc Communist,'!. . . . Louis Armstrong will do another jaw conceit at Carnegie Hall this year. His last was boffislmo. Bad Start Uy sure is opponents held they would have bid them, on this assumption he led the deuce of spades. Mr. Miles went riRlit, up with the ktnq and Immediately returned the six of diamonds. Declarer won Ihis Irlck with the king of diamonds. Another spade wns played by de- Joey Adams, the night club comlr, clarrr. As Mr. Milra did not nnvr will star in "All the Arc ,,, mt -„ oliimnnd. lie deHdrrt to I, • Strangers" tor producer Ron Or- i,ls partner win the trick so IK niand. Joey still blushes wiicu hejilayed low, West won with, the Jack lo establish a spade trick. He also knew his partner had the queen of spades; so If he did not get ric of the ace ol spades ne woulti have , the suit blocked for his partner anc declarer would be able to set up the fourtn spade for his needed ninth trick. So when declarer won the diamond trick with tho ace, Mr. Miles threw away his ace of spades. Now when North led the third spade West won it with the queen, cashc< two good diamond tricks and defeated the contract Had declarer been able lo fig...^ West for the king and one other club, nc could have made his con tract by going after the club suit But ns I said before, he elected to establish a spade tricV- and It toil fine defense on the part of Mr Miles to defeat the contract. VERTICAL Pertaining to the nose 2 Planet 3 Tissue 4 Torrid 5 Drinks made v/hh malt 6 Youngsters 7 Court (ab.) 8 Assist 9 Spinning toy 10 Poker stake 11 Perlaining lo a slalUe HORIZONTAL 51 It belongs lo 1 Depicled bird, the family the while- breasted S3 Snakes 9 It has a short 54 Ocean-going vessels ISInlersticed 14 One time 15 Seasoned 16 Genus of mollusks ISCollection ot sayings 19 Steam ship (ab.) 20 Parent 21 Conclusion 22 Symbol for lutecium S3 Exists 24 Weep convulsively 27 Membranous pouch 29 Accomplish 30 Indian mulberry 31 Malt-cm 32 Goddess ot the . earth 33 Compass point 34 Small shield (her.) 36 Pint (ab.) 37 Symbol for palladium 39 Air raid precautions (ab.) 41 Morning (ab.) 13 Laughter sound •15 Three times (comb, form) 46 Roof of the mouth 48 Movement 50 Preposition 12 Permits temporary use of 17 Babylonian deily 25 Poems 2(5 Rib ' 27 Wise man 2BFish sauce 33 ccalhcr thongs 35 Great lumnlt 36 New Guinea 38 Feasts 40 Plump 41 Near 42 Disorder 43 Despise « Official acts 46 Ocean movement 47 Answer (ab.) 49 Diminutive ol Timothy 52 Thai Ihjng 15 Bi t 7 8 **> 57

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