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PAGE SEX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH 6, 1950 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. II. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDJUCKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmcr Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit. AllanU, Memphis. Entered us second class matter at the post- office »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under net ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 20c per week, or 35c per month. By mail, wilhln a radius of 50 miles $4.00 pel year, *2:00 for six months, $1.00 (or three months; by mail outside 50 mite zone, $ 10.00 per year payable In advance Meditations I »m my beloved's, ami ray beloved is mine; he fecdlh among the lilies.—Song of Solomon 6:3. * t • See the Gospel Church secure, And founded on o Rock! All her promises arc sure; Her bulwaiks who can shock? Count her every precious slninc; Tell, to after-ages tell, Fortified by power divine, The Church can never fall. —Charles Wesley. Barbs Come spring and scales will be about (he only thing lending much weight to fish stories. » * « Home Is « comfortable as Us furniture, says »n Interior decorator. Every man should buy Ills wife a comfortable chair for him to sit In. * * .* Included in most all safe driving campaigns Is the checking of brakes-so the pedestrian will get them. • « • \V« wonder what made people rimr doorbells before there were bathtubs lo sit in. '* « • An insect responds to kind treatment, according to » scientist. When thc flies come, Just pal them—good and hard! War Against Heart Disease -Needs Your Reinforcement Heart disease is Hie nation's greatest ' killer. It takes a heavier toll of human life than the next five leading causes of deatli combined. ; .. In 1947, the last year for which complete figures are available, more than .625,000 persons died of heart and blood vessel ailments. This was three Limes as high as the death rate from the dreaded cancer. Nearly halt of all deaths among persons over 45 were due to heart disease. And doctors estimate there are today at least 10,000,000 Americans disabled to some degree by cardiac troubles. Heart disease strikes young and old , alike. For instance, rheumatic heart disease is the leading cause of death (aside from accidents) among children from five to 19. And Dr. Leonard Scheele, U. S. surgeon general, predicts that these Ailments will exact an even greater toll as the average age of our population mounts. About 90 ncr cent of all cases are the result of the disease's three principal forms: rheumatic, coronary and hyper- tensive. Yet the true causes of these death-dealing afflictions are stil! largely unknown. The economic price of this physical damage in terms of loss of life, disability, loss of gainful employment, job absenteeism, and remedial programs is tremendous. The cost in human happiness is incalculable. This great cost must be reduced. It can only bo lessened by learning much more than we now understand about the causes, prevention and cure of 'heart and circulatory ailments. According to Dr. Scheele, the doctors' present weapons in this war are feeble when set against the enemy's strength. Our present plight, he says, is the result of past neglect. But even today funds and facilities for heart research lag far behind pressing demands. The National Heart Institute, created by Congress to guide and foster research and control activities, has received requests for grants totaling some |3G,- 000,000. But this exceeds by almost 50 per cent the current appropriation to thc U. S. Public Health Service for medical research in ALL fields. . Thus funds raised by private voluntary agencies like the American Heart Association give heart research a badly needed boost. This year the organization is seeking $6,000,000 in its month-long February drive which lias its peak in thc current American Heart Week. The money is intended not only for research , but for education and community services designed to draw medical, nursing and welfare activities into integrated heart programs. With so many worthy causes crying for funds, the competition for your gift dollar these days is keen. But it goes without saying that no money you donate to bettering the nation's health will be more wisely directed than that you contribute to combat heart disease. v'iews of Others Making Sense With Surplus Food Welfare agencies have been offered $115,000,000 worth of the Government's surplus dried eggs and milk, and thc Government shouldn't stop there. It should do everything within reason to Induce the agencies to take up the olfcr, and should offer them other foodstuffs Irom its price-control surpluses as well. Twchty-five million bushels of potatoes from the 1049 crop arc going wasting, and arc likely to be dyed blue or purple and sold back to the farmer at a cent a hundredweight, for stock feed or fertilizer, unless a better idea Is thought up. A belter idea would be for the Government to lake n more active role in getting them into the hands of underfed Americans. The same is true of the Government's embarrassment of riches In dry beans, canned meats atid peanuts. It will be true of pork, dried fruit, fats and oils and sugar if threatening surpluses in them develop. A good deal of the Government's price-support program doesn't make sense. It is sensible, all right, lo help the farmer stay as prosperous as the rest of the nation—for he rest of the na-i lion's prosperity depends in large part on him. It Isn't sensible to produce without consuming, and In a world much of which is hungry It is dangerous nonsense to deal with food surpluses bu burying them in a Kansas cave, or making them inedible, or throwing them away to rot. Let's have more action by the Government to press these surpluses into the service of our undernourished citizens. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. 'ohtical Farming The. United Slates Senate finally decided that it would hnvc trouble explaining its vole to subsidize a potato surplus under the Aikcn amendment. Senators felt It would be difficult to persuade constituents that they should pay $60,000,000 next year for potatoes to be destroyed so that they might have thc privilege of buying potatoes at a high price. So they tnckcd onto thc cotton acreage bill a rider which sets up mnr- .ketlng quotas against a potato surplus. This will not reduce potato prices. The senators turned down once more a flexible support plnn which would hnve nllowed prices to sink and so saved consumers some money. But thc method they chose may save buying and destroying surpluses. By it the subterfuge ol acreage controls—under which potato growers doubled their oulput per ncre—is dropped. Instead, Congress will frankly tell thc farmer how much he can produce of a given crop. Tills at least faces the fact thnt inflexible or high price supjiorts necessarily entail crop controls. Whether it will 'work better than arrangements which gave grent discretion to thc secretary of .agriculture rernnins to be seen. There are dangers in bureaucratic exercise ot such vast power. But administrative ofticlals may be less subject to political pressures than congressmen. The cotton acreage bill itself is an example of Congress raising production quotas in response to such pressures. If every crop interest pushes for increased quotas and Ihe logrolling process works as it did with the tariff, controls will be ineffective nnd new surplus problems will appear. Farming will become a polilical football. Such a development will play right into the hands of the Drannnn plan's advocntcs. As we sec It, price supports arc bound to subsidize surpluses—wasteful surpluses —unless flexible plans permit prices to case off enough to curb production naturally. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR So They Say There Are Times When We Think Uncle Is a Little Nuts Shrub Is Answer to Mystery Of Battle Trek Across Desert The day that the educators in thc United States can agree on one unifying philosophy is the day that freedom becomes seriously imperiled by our educational system.—Dr. James D. Conant, president, Harvard University. + * * We must never lose sight of the fundamental principle that local responsibility, fully rcata'd, niakcs for sound government and healthy law enforcement.—Attorney General J. Howard Me- Grath. * * * Our defenses must be so strong that they will deter anyone who wants to start a xvar, and secondly lo make certain that If somebody does start a war there \vill be no doubt about vis being thc victor.—Defense Secretary Louis Johnson. « * » Taxes on a 40-ccnt movie should be complclcly eliminated before any consideration is given to removing thc tax at night clubs.—Stanley Ruttcn- berg, CIO research expert. + * * Professional gambling in Ihc District ol Columbia is a large, lucrative and \vcll-orgaulzccl business which In recent years has become Interstate In nature and difficult lo control.—Federal Judge Alexander Holtzolf. » « * Radioactive poisoning of Ihc atmosphere and hence annihilation of any life on carlh has been brought within the range of technical possibilities i by Hie hydrogen bomb).—Dr. Albert Einstein. + * * A ranking government administrative olflclal works today In a fraustrilinp and dclcatlng atmosphere.— David E. Lilienthal, former AEC chairman, The DOCTOR SAYS Ily Edwin I 1 . Jordan, M. D. Written for NBA Service has passed and middle age has set in. .When one is IS, 25 looks mid- dle'agcd; at 35 middle age still seems comfortably far off! division of life Into child- By DeWiU MacKenzle (AP Foreign Affairs Analyst) Reminiscence lime again and your columnist has been ruminating over strange strange battles he encountered In two wars. What set me thinking along this | line was the recent American and Several people have written ask- Canadian Joint Army-Air Force ins for a discussion of thc medical maneuvers in Alaska's currently problems of middle age. This Is a frozen wastes, where Ihe boys J-ad large order and besides most of us i lo evict an Invading enemy. ?W*y ire unwilling to admit that youth were operating with skis, snowslioes and slertgcs In temperatures of 20 to 60 degrees below zero, and when it's that cold It is easy to get frost bites, as some of the gallant troops found out. hood, youth, middle age nnd old age Is an arbitrary one. Actually. agins health problems connected with The story I have in mind Is about , _.„ „..,.,..""line and awful conflict under !s a gradual process and the 1 ??" rt " lons exactly the reverse of those in ice-bound Alaska. That each period of life ore only slight- was the battle of Roman! on the PETER EPSON'S Washington News Notebook Plan to End Potato Price Supports Worries Growers, and Agri Department Iv different from those of the iiext ! >1 !.' lzinB sinai D ™rt just east of youii-er group. , the Suez Canal In August of 1016. s °" ° b ' ... , /And If you find this a twice told There are some difefrer.ces: a talc, you can skin it man ol 20 can usually run the mile At that time the Suez Canal, Brl- witbout difficulty, but no man in j tain's lifeline to the Far Fast wis his right sense* would fry to do; being guarded with utmost" caution this in Ins =0s. It is the same with j by General Sir Archiball Murray most other strenuous physical ac-1 commander-in-cliief for the Near tivitio.s. I East, at whose hentl-nmrters I spent More sleep is often needed byr™"' 0 lim e. Kast of the rinn] 1-v ;hc person in the late 3lt's or early thc ! ? lnal Desert hell wMch formed Ws than in thc early 20\s. other a . niutlral b'rrlor ngninst a Trrkish thltiES are III proiwrtion. This ? , nce ac ™ss the peninsula. At should not be considered abnormal. [,' most mi 'lt.iry., men thought The body merely needs raoiv rest army ™ S ini R assable t° a » and time lo restore its powers. Howevp r A reader recently wrote that she i subscribe 'to this bell "/^H 1- M WPS 17, and although married and j with Napoleon's prediction 0 - tint having children, held a responsible someday somebody was coine to nut office position. She stated that she j an army across that desert sometimes found it more difficult] g 0 M urrny cstibl' I' H to keep up with fast dictation than j s j,. c f orco ' i nc ] U( Jj a aelm It had been some years before. Now! of t ,, c f amms A * hor ™*?™ tub too is probably no reflection of (among the dunes of the desert'to disease. "•" — l * •• With two teen-age boys and the other responsibilities of a household and having presumably worked hard for many years. It is certainly not surprising that she should show fatigue at such an exacting the east of the canal. There the men lived nnd labored in t" " drifting sand, under a sun „„ „„ noontime produced a. soil tempe'ra- tur - ure of some 175 degrees— and ladies and gentlemen, that Is mighty WASHINGTON _<NEA>— Political potato soup is getting thicker. Illinois Sen. Scott W. Lucas' proposed farm biiramcndments to end nil government potato price supports until marketing quotas nrc os- ablisherl lias hit commercial po- .nto growers right between the eyes. :t even has the Department of Agri- :ulture worried. Secretary of Agriculture Charles r : Brannan has been yelling for Congress to do something about the jotato situation. But. the fear is low that tlic Lucas proposal goes oo last and too far. SI would out the government In he position of going hack on its •announced promises to support the 950 crop of potatoes at CO per cent of parity—or an average of S1.01 icr bushel. Thc Lucas proposal could not af- 'ect 1950 potatoes already planted n the Southern states. But It might, of course, deny supports to Northern states were planting comes much later. This would be discrim- nation which Northern potato growers would naturally resent. Finally, thc Lucas proposal would deny all future price supports un- ess me commercial potato growers Tgreed to marketing quotas. An important distinction here has :o be made between what the Dc- lartment of Agriculture refers to as narkeling "agreements" and marketing "quotas." Marketing agreements cover only thc grading and sacking of potatoes according to size imrl quality. About 85 per cent of the 1050 potato crop will be under marketing agreements. 'nieir effect was to have only the top- grade potatoes go to market. Marketing Quotas Limit Yield Marketing quotas, however, cover the quantity production of potatoes. In order to beat acreage allotments which the Department of Agriculture imposes as a condition to receiving price supports, polnlo growers planted their rows closer together and used more fertilizer. Under marketing quotas, they would not be permitted to increase their yields in this way. Growers would have to limit their production to a specified number of bushels of potatoes they would market, in order to be eligible for price supports. The legal procedure for establishing marketing quoins is closely prescribed. The Issve of whether to impose quotas is submitted to commercial potato growers for a vote. Two-thirds of the growers must vote in favor of quotas before they can be put in effect. > Trying to forecast, a timetable on now quotas could be imposed on 1050 potatoes shows what kind of trouble the government might be letting ilsclf in for if the Lucas proposals passed Congress. They are now in the form of riders to a bill amending cotton acreage limitations. Assume these amendments could be rushed through Congress by the end of February. It would th>m t,ike two or three months for the Department of Agriculture to print ballots, distribute them, have the farmers vote by mail and tabulate the results. It would thus be some lime in May before the quotas could be calculated nnd assigned. By that time nearly all U.S. potatoes are planted. And, of course, there is always the risk that thc quotas might be voted down by n third or more of the 20.000 U.S. commercial growers who planted three acres or more in potatoes last year. Lucas Stirs Political Rumblings Senator Lucas' interest in pushing through his proposnl to end potato price supports unless quotas are imposed is, of course, well intentioned. It is aimed at ending quickly what has become a national scandal on pot,ito price support payments. Illinois Is not a major potato producing state. It had only about 1200 acn:s in commercial potatoes last year—about 1 per cent, of the U.S. total. Illinois corn farmers, however, have 3 genuine interest in this issue. If t.hc potato price support thing gets any worse, thc whole price-support program may be endangered for all other crops. In view of objections from the National Potato Council-the growers' trade association and Washington lobby—it is possible that the Lucas proposals will be toned down. They might be made to apply to the 1951 crop, for instance. That would mean that thc government would have lo muddle through, somehow, under the present program for 1950. at a loss of S80000- 000 to $100.000,000. What the Department of Agriculture is really afraid of is that if the potato rules arc now changed in the middle of a crop year, it will undermine thc farmers' confidence in nil other government promises. The Lucas proposals would, however, take the department oft a $100.000.000 hook, and that might be the simplest solution for a sorry mess. IN. HOLLYWOOD liy Krskine Johnson NKA Stnff trorrcspomlenl HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — RKO's | Pardon me, while I bury my head tickets for the press preview of in a t&rrel of butter. "Stromboli" were about the size of ... Howard Hughes' flying boat 10 3-1 Warner Brothers is planning rc- by 4 1-2 inches—thc largest ticfcet.s makes of Dick Powell's most suc- in Hollywood history. | cessful musicals with Jack Smith. So modest, too. Just "Rainri!: Is- i Firsl °" the 1isl fs "Flirtation land-Raging Pawton-s" in bold let-! Walk." . . Bob Ryan Joins the tcrs across the top with li.srid tllm detectives in "Mad With Much Bergman's face in thc flames of a *>« HOU.1WOOI) I'agc volcano. I understand H.KO sales heads briefed theater mannr.m for the opening of the film with Just six words: "Open the doors s'ul stand back." In case you think ihcy were overoptimistic, RKO reports that after one week of business "Stromboli" pal dfor itself, thc first movie in ' o . , „, history to get out of thc red after f)Hl(/te I riltllf) one week on the screen. The opus cost only S850.010. plus exploitation and distribution expense, which brought the total to over a million dollars. O" the day of its first showing ;ilotic. patrons McKENNEY ON BRJDGE By William K. McKcnncy America's Card Attliorily Wriltcu for NEA Service Needs Good Timing trl'ni;/ L-uup always Irying to get rid of all spades, so nt Mils point Norlh led the seven of spades and won in dummy with the king. Now he played the j\ick of .. . . . .--i'" "tj"' ij ^f mi; ^>iiLLKn oeienses in other words to give up This assault was accompanied by vy office work In addition , the unbelievable circumstance of. a much, ;the hea (o other duties. j Turkish artillery bombardment In General | How the deuce could heavy guns' In a brief discussion such as this, °e brought across Ihe desert!? it is merely possible to scratch the j The Turks struck among the surface of the many and complicat- dunes with the fierceness and'cour- ecl problems which may face thc .age for which they are famous swept death. the enemy advance with Anzac horsemen in some perfon in the so-called middle years British machincguns atop the dimei of life. In general, it, can only be ' said that even in the absence of auy disease, there is a slowing down of the vital proccses. This makes it more difficult to engage in all thc activities which coukl be carried out easily in the vigorous 20's. A conscious recognition of tlite fact and adjustment to the inability to carry so many burdens is desirable in the middle years. Dr. Jordan will answer qucslious. from his readers in a special column once a week. Watch for it. 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille — A daring theif, apparently carrying out n carefully laid plnn. entered thc office of Ross Beavers, city clerk, while the latter was away during the, noon hour today and forced open a cash drawer, escaping with S202 in currency. Police have no clues. Mrs. W. F. Brewer has gone to Galcondn. 111., to spend a week with her father. C G. Daniel. She accompanied Mr. nnd Mrs. Dan Need- hain who have gone to Cave-In Rock. III., to visit relatives. Mrs Carney Shipley, of Phoenix, Ariz., has arrived here for a visit wilh her uncles, Joe Carney, and family. Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Helm announce the birth of a daughter Saturday. The baby who weighs seven nnd half pounds, has been named Mary Kathcrine. The word -mausoleum Is derived from the name of King Mnusous, who built a lavish tomb in nucicnt Cnria, in southwest Turkey. places literally jumped their mounts down on the attackers. The battle raged on into the white heat of the day. Wounded Turks and Arabs cooked to death on tha blazing snnds under that terrific sun. Others ran out of drinking water and perished from thirst. Human flesh could stand only so much. After twenty hourg^.he Turks gave up and the BritiaWm- terned close to 9,000 prisoners. The rest of the invading army lay among the duties. I have seen some weird and fearful batfle fields, but never anything like Roman!. A host of dead In native garb lay close together over the shifting sands—roasting in this devil's oven formed by the dunes. Interspersed were camels and donkeys. Empty wntcr bottles told their own grim story. With the battle over, the British set about, to solve the mystery of that artillery, and I was there when the puzzle finally was exposed to an amazed general staff. Here is what happened: There grows on the Sinai peninsula a shrub which is tough and very wiry. Thai was the icy to the trick—for trick it was. The Turks, perhaps at the Instigation of German engineers, dug little parallel trenches just far enough apart so the wheels of a gun carriage would fit into them. These trenches were filled with the spring- like shrubs which formed n perfect trnck along which the guns ran well. It was one of the smartest bits of engineering in the war. ^y The National Geographic Society says thc first white mnn to see the Teton range in western Wyoming was John Colter, in 1B07. * AK-13 V 33 * A Q 8 5 + 85-1 Coup Series—Neither SouUi Wrst North 1 A Pass 2 V 3» Pass 3 V 4 V Pass Pass Opening—* J Vlll. Elst Pass Pass Pass hearts, West played low and declarer took the finesse. The three of hearts was played pives thc declarer a real thrill. It is not too difficult a play to master. „ _ , .... .. . . . . You simply have to watch the drop from dummy and declarer finessed In 320 Ihcatcrs paid S1.248.00C to sec of Ihe cards, and be careful of your the ten, noting the (all of thc nine- Stromboli." I timiiiR. - . ; spot from the East hand. This • • • I This week I am going to give warned him that East had no more 5-011 a series of articles on thc trump hearts, which meant that West still coup, and today we have an ex- had the king and clsht. Declarer ample of a single trump coup. i knew he could not risk the lead You will notice that declarer and another spade so he led back Ihc his partner avoided the pitfall of king of diamonds, making a men- three no-trump. Against the fountnl note of the drop of thc nine-1 40 Pedal digil lu'jirl cmilrnct. East opened the ( spot by East. 42 Growing ol Jackie Cooper and Hi'.ily Parks have sot thc marriacc da!?. They'll. tie thc knot next month durinc the; Boston run of "Mister Roborls." National Flag Answer to Previous Puz2le HORIZONTAL 3 Seines 1 Depicted is the * Depart flag of 8 Famous composer of this country 13 Interstices 14 Autumn flower 15 Rodent 16 Sow 5 High mountains C Chest rallle 7 Measure of time 8 Tardy 9 ft In Europe 10 Asterisk 28 Dry 18 Literary scraps 11 Culmination 33 Starts 19 Abstract being 12 Exchanges 34 Ideal slate 20Twilled fabric 17 No good (ab.) 36 Expunges 21 Disencumber 25 Moved 37 Latest through water 41 Famous 26 Rope 27 Heavy cord 42 PI 22 Note of scale 23 Tellurium (symbol) 24 Girdle 27 Cheers 29 Us 30 Correlative of cither 31 Part of "be" 32 Mixcc! lypc 33 Strike 35 Paradise 38 Near 3D Concerning 43 Georgia (ab.) 41 Arrow poisoa 45 Girl's name 46 Jewels 17 Sixth month or Ihe year English school 52 Board (ab ) Playing cords 54 Two (Roman) A crying aliy at n performance of "Inside U. S. A." in St. P:nil scut Lew Parker to thc footlights where he solemnly announced: "Ladies and gentlemen, unless this play Is slopped the child cannot iH>ssIl>ly go on." jack of clubs, which West won with' The three of diamonds was then! the ace. West returned the nine of played. East played the jack and clubs and declarer played low; but declarer won the trick in dummy East overtook with thc ten nnr! with thc queen. The ace of dia- cashcrt the king of eH'bs, on which monds was cashed nnrt the eight West discarded the five of spades. | of diamonds led. On this declarer Kast elected to return another discarded his queen of spades, club, hoping that Ihe discard would I The ace of snndes was played prove more valuable lo his partner from dummy. Wc-st had nothing than to declarer. The three of left at this point but the king nnd Popcorn strikes back: Wire from Irving Levin, the San Francisco theater magnate: -I'rcviewcd your -(derision show, .^pndcs'was discarded from dummy! eight of hearts, while drclnrer had •Hollywood Keel.' Friday msjht on nn(1 Wcst rii sc n r< ] c( j ( ] lc lllllc of t , lc acP nnt ) quren. When West spades. Declarer trumped the trick trumped declarer ovcrtri'mnod nnd with the four of hearts. | won the last trick with thc high Declarer realized that Wcst was heart. my lohliy television srl. Fnrty pa- (ronns K:UT It enthusiastic approval. SoliI 24 bafis of popcorn.'' ig old 47 Face bone 48 Choose 49 Light boal 50 Employ 51 Amphion's wife 53 Weasels 55 Seashores 56Mosl facile VERTICAL, 1 Seraglios 2 Muse of nstrpnomy

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